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County department heads asked to trim budgets more By K aren R eisner

Mike Fogarty and Julia Borgen hold the sign that welcomed the Leather and Pipes Rally to Lanesboro on August 17, 2013. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Leather and Pipes ride to Lanesboro By Barb Jeffers

The Leather and Pipes Motorcycle Run visited Lanesboro, Minn., on August 17, 2013 during this year’s sixth Annual fundraiser for the event with riders raising money for cancer awareness and to help find a cure. The Leather and Pipes Rally began when a very special person was taken from this earth by Lung Cancer. Mike Bell, who grew up in Pine Island, Minn., married a Lanesboro native Carolyn “Kayno” Borgen and the couple built a home in Oronoco, Minn. Mike was a partner in Dimension Plumbing and Heating in

Rochester, Minn., and loved to ride his motorcycle in his spare time. Mike also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. Mike’s Mother-in-law, Julia Borgen of Lanesboro, Minn., quickly comes to tears when speaking of Mike stating that Mike was a “very outgoing and friendly guy” and enjoyed spending time with friends and family including his wife and three children Devon, Renee, and Jake whom he loved very much. Mike passed away on July 22, 2007 at the age of 50 after a 12 month battle with Mesothelioma. Following Mike’s death his lifelong friend, Mike Fogarty, knew he needed to do something in Mike’s memory and

so began the Leather and Pipes Rally Against Cancer in 2008. “Pipes” relates to Mike Bell’s work with Dimension Plumbing and Heating and also the pipes on not only Mike’s motorcycle but the pipes of all of those who ride in his memory. The Leather and Pipes Rally does not include only motorcycles however. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome whether it be on a motorcycle, in a car, on a bus, or anything else. Mike Fogarty explains that the Rally is not only to honor Mike Bell but anyone who has been lost to cancer or is battling cancer. On the website for the Rally, See LEATHER Page 3 

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Fillmore County Coordinator Karen Brown announced at the board’s August 27 meeting that the state mandated property tax levy limit requires the county to levy no more than it did in 2013 or a maximum of $8,435,205. In other words the county has to have a 0 percent increase or less. The state mandated levy limits are one time limits on property taxes levied in 2013 and payable in 2014. The state has put the levy limits into effect for counties with a population exceeding 5,000 and for cities with a population exceeding 2,500. Commissioner Chuck Amunrud said due to the mandated levy limit, “We are going to be left with few options.” Commissioner Duane Bakke noted that $923,263 of the property tax collected in the first half of 2013 went to the state. Chairman Randy Dahl said over 30 percent of property tax levied

on commercial property goes to the state, adding that the county’s taxes are capped and the state’s are not. The percent the state gets goes up every year. As of August 27 prior to the meeting, the levy increase had been reduced to 7.81 percent or a total preliminary 2014 levy of $9,094,065. The county did get some good news, however. For budgeting purposes they had used a 10 percent increase in health insurance premiums. Brown received an e-mail during the meeting telling her that the health insurance premium increase will be 2.5 percent. This is a total savings of $117,679 for the county. Commissioners continued the process of trimming department budgets. Budgets reviewed this day included Highway Departments, Airport, SWCD, and Water Quality. The proposal to budget for the purchase of highway equipment See COUNTY Page 20 

Rushford Hypersonic seeks and gets controversial funding By K irsten Zoellner

A full house packed city hall for the Monday, August 26 council meeting in Rushford, Minn. The joint meeting of the council and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) included a public hearing regarding futher funding of Rushford Hypersonic. After weeks of discussion by the EDA, it was recommended that the city approve a $145,000 subsidy loan financing the lowscale production of products for

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distribution. For some in attendance, it was just the same old story. Hypersonic has to date received $500,000 in funding through the EDA Revolving Loan Fund, the maximum amount allowed to one company. Those funds, according to Rushford Hypersonic President Jay Skranka, were utilized for research, design, development, and fine tuning for testing. This funding would allow the company to begin production of its See RUSHFORD Page 21  Dirty



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Share your thoughts at Minnesota” states Mike Fogarty. The Rally is held each year on Continued from Page 1 the third Saturday in August, it and rides a different route each states “Our mission is to raise year which ranges from 130 to awareness and funding for can- 150 miles beginning at the Pine cer research to our local Eagles Island Sports Bar in Pine Island, Cancer Telethon in Rochester, Minn. making several stops Minn.” They have certainly along the way and then ending met that mission with a total of back at the Pine Island Sports $70,000 raised and donated to Bar for dinner, a silent auction, the Eagles Cancer Telethon since live music and plenty of fun which Mike would have loved. 2008. The ride grows bigger each Raffle tickets were also sold at year with 230 registered riders this year’s Rally which were very this year and “is probably one popular and helped to boost the of the top four or five rides in total donation amount. Reg-


Monday, September 2, 2013 istered participants of the Rally receive a Leather and Pipes T-shirt to commemorate the ride. Some of the towns included in this year’s Leather and Pipes Run were Rollingstone, Lanesboro, and Oronoco among others. Mike Fogarty and Julia Borgen stated that they were welcomed to Lanesboro by a large sign on the Highway 250 bridge as the riders got close to town which was placed there by the Lanesboro Fire Department who did an amazing job hosting the group while in town and fed the participants burgers, beans, chips,

Fillmore Central prepared for new school year By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board approved a couple of purchases at their regular meeting on August 27. Superintendent Richard Keith explained the five-year lease on the copy machine at the high school will expire in October. They have three options: they can renew the current lease at $500 per month, purchase the current machine for around $4,000, or return the machine. Keith received quotes for new machines from local vendors, and he recommended going with the lease option from EO Johnson Copiers. He said the price will be locked in for the five-year lease, along with a maintenance agreement. The new lease should save the district money. The board also approved the pur-

chase of a 2013 Dodge Caravan SE from Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls. This purchase is to replace the van they had to sell last year. Principal and Dean Reports Principal Heath Olstad informed the board the HVAC project at the high school is complete and everything is ready for the new year. There will be an open house August 28, 4-6 p.m. in the K-6 building and 6:15-8 p.m. At this time, students in grades 9-12 will receive their laptops and be given the options to pay a monthly fee to take it home, pay nothing and keep it at the school, or pay a monthly lease to eventually own the laptop. Athletic Director and Dean Chris Mensink gave the numbers for fall sports. There will be 68 participants in football, 52 in vol-

leyball, nine in cross country (with Lanesboro), and 12 in cheerleading. Mensink also said enrollment is up slightly this year, from 302 last year to 319 this year. Personnel The board accepted resignations and approved hires of several staff members. The resignations of Lara Graves, Title I Teacher; Jeannette Burns, MS Math Wizards Coach; Melissa Laue, SAC Aide; Laura Vatland, SAC Aide; and Linda O’Connor, Daycare Aide were all accepted. Ellie Skaggs was hired for a Daycare Aide, Melinda Daniels as Lead Custodian in the Harmony building, Sheryl Spencer as K-3 paraprofessional, and Kayla Carroll as 3-6 paraprofessional, and Terisa


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and all the trimmings as well as making a donation to the cause. Next year’s route has not yet been decided but will surely be an even larger ride. Mike Fogarty is quick to point out that he does not organize this large event alone saying that it could not happen each year without a lot of help from his wife, Norma, Greg and Sherry Johnson, and countless friends and family including Mike Bell’s four sisters and two brothers. The Rally could also not happen or raise the money for cancer research without its corporate

sponsors, who all are listed on the website, and without donations from generous people. The love of family and friends and the passion for riding motorcycles that Mike Bell experienced in his lifetime continue in his honor by the Leather and Pipes Rally which may help to cure cancer someday and save another family from losing a loved one too soon. To make a donation to the Leather and Pipes Rally Against Cancer or to obtain information about the 2014 ride contact Mike Fogarty at (507) 356-4599.

Scrabeck as Title I Teacher. Amanda Heibel was hired as the ECFE (Earl Childhood Family Education) Parent Educator and van driver. Jessica Marzolf will be teaching 4/5 preschool. A sharing agreement with Kingsland was approved for Social Work services with Kay Haugerud and Transition Services with Kerry Kading. The board also approved a contract with Lori Rogers for Autism Services. Mark Kossman was approved for School Psychologist services for the month of September. A Physical Impairment Services contract was approved for Nancy Engrav through Kingsland Schools. Other Business The board meeting for December was changed to Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. The Truth in Taxation hearing will take place at the beginning of the regular

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C ommentary Be better By Eric Leitzen For those of you who don’t know how this “biz” works (and yes, I’m being sarcastic), I write these articles and submit them on the We d n e s d a y before the paper goes out. This time around, that We d n e s d a y happens to be the TwenEric Leitzen ty-Eighth of August, and with it being the year 2013, there has been much news and talking done about the significance of this day. Exactly 50 years ago, a man stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave a famous speech about having a dream. You all know which one, especially if you’re anywhere near my age, where the name “Martin Luther King” was about as well known as your Letter about “Love is Love” To the Editor, Going through a few back issue of the Journal, I just read the cover story from August 12 -- “Love is Love.” I offer you a hearty CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for choosing to run that story -and on the cover, no less! Having volunteered many hours on the “Vote No” campaign, I am very aware that there was, sadly, some opposition to marriage equality in Fillmore County. The decision to run this article was courageous in the face of that and, I believe, helpful to an inevitable change in attitudes. As a loud and proud “straight ally,” I thank you again. And to the beautiful brides -- I wish you a lifetime of love, as well as all the other benefits us heterosexual couples receive. Adrienne Sweeney Lanesboro, MN Editorial Cartoon

own parents after five years of primary school. It’s not like there wasn’t a reason: Martin Luther King, Jr. was an incredible American and deserves to have his name remembered, and the sad circumstances of his death only adds to the legend. We have a contemporary of MLK serving in Congress right now, a Mr. John Lewis from Alabama, who was actually beaten for his beliefs in Civil Rights during the 1960s, and yet the name Martin Luther King still rings out above all others, partly because of the speech he gave 50 years before I sat down to write this. Yes, I’m writing this the day it is due, in fact only a few hours before, but I have struggled with just how and why and where to pay tribute to this man and this speech as any good historian should do. Unfortunately, the fact that I have struggled with the what and why of this article

uncovers a bigger problem, in that 50 years after that titanic struggle for Civil Rights I’m still not exactly sure what I can and cannot write here that won’t anger someone somewhere for some reason… and that is a little troubling. They marched on Washington and gave those speeches 50 years ago so I wouldn’t have to worry about saying this or that about so and so or a certain community and readying my shield for some kind of counterattack. One of my college professors rode buses down in Alabama, in full view of horrific violence and danger so I wouldn’t have to sit here and stare at a computer monitor for days asking myself “Can I really send THIS article to them? Nah, it’s too controversial.” Talking about these same topics a halfcentury later shouldn’t be controversial anymore. John Lewis took a beating so it wouldn’t be. Martin Luther King died so it wouldn’t be. So why is it that we

haven’t gotten better yet? There’s been a lot of talk over the past few years about certain Amendments. The First and Second get a lot of screen time on the Talking Head Networks, and occasionally you’ll have someone cite the Tenth in the defense of “States’ Rights,” and even lately the Fourteenth has come up after the Supreme Court’s recent Voting Rights ruling, along with the Fourth in discussions of Mannings and Snowdens. My personal favorite, however (and if having a personal favorite Constitutional Amendment doesn’t make me the Alpha Nerd, I don’t know what will), is the Ninth Amendment, passed in the original Bill of Rights and a mere one sentence long. In essence, it says that yes, you have the right to this and that, because this is a free country, but also remember that you cannot use that right to, and I quote, “deny or disparage” any rights held by other people.

So, by the time you read this, the anniversary will have already passed, but that does not mean the message or legacy of Reverend King needs to be forgotten. Please, in the next generation or two, can we turn this country into a country that follows the Ninth Amendment, and a country where I don’t have to agonize over just exactly what to say when it comes to talking about the freedoms of certain sections of the population? I really shouldn’t have to couch my words and rely on euphemisms 50 years after the “I Have A Dream” speech when I’m talking about the content of that exact speech, not after how far we’ve come. So please, take it upon yourself one by one to do just one little thing to do right by Dr. King and Mr. Lewis and all the generations of patriots not yet known for their struggles and bravery. Be better.

In Washington, ideology need not reign supreme By Lee H. Hamilton As I speak to people about the Congress, one question arises more than any other: Why is Congress gridlocked? People are perplexed and disappointed with its performance, and are searching hard for an Lee H. answer. Hamilton The roots of Congress’s dysfunction are complex. But the fundamental reason is that real differences in ideology and principles about both government and governance exist among the voters. At heart, the reason it’s become so hard for Washington to act is that the two parties are being

driven by fundamentally incompatible views. Conservatives place a heavy emphasis on liberty, individual freedom, and self-reliance. They have little confidence in government’s ability to play a role in improving society or the economy, and many of them look upon government as destructive, a force that undermines our basic freedom. They are fearful of centralized power, opposed to redistribution of any kind, and opposed to new government programs — or even to improving existing government programs they’d rather see cut. They reject entirely the notion of raising taxes or imposing new regulations on the private sector. Moreover, a belief has taken hold among some conservatives

in recent years that compromise and accommodation are betrayals of their cause. This has put great pressure on GOP leaders not to budge in their negotiations with the White House and Senate Democrats. Meanwhile, on the “progressive” side — a label that has come to supplant “liberal,” in part because Republicans in the 1980s and 1990s were so effective at demonizing liberals — there is much greater emphasis on using government to narrow economic disparities and help those at the bottom of the income scale. They emphasize its role in providing equality of opportunity for all and individuals’ responsibility to the commu-

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nity around them. Because they have more confidence in government as a constructive force, they have no trouble with the notion of expanding government’s scope to improve Americans’ lives. In fact, unlike conservatives, they think government can expand freedom when it’s properly applied, by reining in the power of monied interests. While they do not favor a radical centralization of power in the federal government, as some conservatives charge, they are See WASHINGTON Page 5 

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more willing to accept government action — and the legislative compromises that make it possible. Because they have less confidence in the market to solve all problems, they support both the taxes they believe necessary to run programs they like, and regulations to limit the private sector’s more predatory impacts on the environment or society. The gap between these views

appears unbridgeable. It is not, nor are the differences between the two sides as wide as they appear. That is because most Americans find themselves somewhere between the extremes, able to see merit in both conservative and progressive ideas. When I was in office, I often found myself thinking that many of my constituents were conservative, moderate, and liberal all at the same time. That hasn’t changed. As a whole, Americans do not

want excessive government or heavy-handed bureaucracy, but they do want programs that help them, like Social Security and Medicare. They are dedicated to both individual freedom and opportunity and to community obligation, and they don’t see them as mutually contradictory. More than anything else, especially these days, they want to see moderation and cooperation from their political leaders. There may be dysfunction in Washington, but the system can

still work. When policy makers gather (I’ve seen this countless times) ideology fades, pragmatism rises, and the question becomes, What can we do to fix the situation? That’s where most Americans find themselves. They do not see government as evil, though they are often disappointed in its practice and its practitioners. They are wary of excessive government, but again and again they turn to government at some level to help solve the problems they complain

about, and they want it to work effectively and efficiently. In the end, Congress usually ends up about where most Americans are and want it to be. So I’m not surprised to find how, when dire problems confront them, both conservatives and progressives in Washington find their inner pragmatist. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

Theater for the Thirsty brings “The Rough and the Holy” to Rushford By Mitchell Walbridge The East Fillmore Chapter of Thrivent Financial in conjunction with none other than the original Twin Cities based theater group Theater for the Thirsty invite the public to a special, uplifting theatrical production titled “The Rough and the Holy.” The performance will be held Saturday, September 16 at the Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford, Minn. “The Rough and the Holy” is one of several productions put on by Theater for the Thirsty, a

Government this week • Tuesday, September 3, Lanesboro City Council, Lanesboro City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, September 3, Preston City Council, Preston Council Chamber, 6 p.m. • Tuesday, September 3, Ostrander City Council, Ostrander Community Center, 6 p.m. • Tuesday, September 3 Rushford Village City Council, Community Center, 7 p.m. • Tuesday, September 3 Houston School Board, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, September 3 , Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9:00 a.m. • Thursday, September 5, Fountain City Council, Fountain City Office, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, September 9, Whalan City Council, Whalan City Hall, 5 p.m. • Monday, September 9, Houston City Council, Houston City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, September 9, Wykoff City Council, Wykoff City Hall, 7 p.m. • Monday, September 9, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m. • Monday, September 9, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, September 9, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

theatrical group headed by professional theater enthusiasts and company founders Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble. The Gambles specialize “in entertaining, musicinfused, funny, thought-provoking, redemptive, soul stirring and imaginative theater.” For more than 15 years, the two have been creating and performing their original works. After graduating from Bethel University with degrees in theater and music, the couple has settled their family in Minneapolis. Though, family life doesn’t slow them from continuing to perform

their 10 original works and counting. The objective of Theater for the Thirsty is to keep redemptive theater alive, imaginative and entertaining through their carefully tailored stories that include witty comedy, dynamic music, impressionable characters and the most basic of props. But why are these elements important? Theater for the Thirsty has explored this question and has formulated the response, “We believe that people are hungry and thirsty for more than what much of this life offers. So, we hope

SEMAC Announces October Grant Application Deadline The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for grant proposals in three categories. The postmark deadline is October 1, 2013. SEMAC is a non-profit arts agency and is the State of Minnesota Arts Board-designated regional arts council for the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. All proposed projects must take place between December 1, 2013 and November 30, 2014. Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund Grants Proposals for grants from the Arts & Cultural Heritage fund ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 are accepted from qualified applicants. A match of 20 percent is required in this category. The Arts and Cultural Heritage

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

Fund will support arts focused activities in three key areas: 1) Arts and Arts Access, 2) Arts Education, and 3) Arts and Cultural Heritage. SEMAC encourages applicants to research and develop proposals that incorporate two or more of the key areas with an emphasis on creating lasting partnerships among regional nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofit groups. In addition to eligible arts organizations, nonprofits that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups and colleges are invited to apply. Future funding of Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants depends on appropriate use of current funding. SEMAC urges arts organizations, non-arts organizations with an arts component, and government entities to apply. First-time applicants must attend a proposal drafting session. Three sessions will be held. To learn more or to sign up, email or call the SEMAC office at 507-2814848. Presenter/Production Assistance Grants Proposals for Presenter/Production grants offer funding up to $3,000 to qualified applicants. Matching funds are required. Presenter Assistance grants are intended to help regional arts organizations and educational institutions sponsor appearances by touring artists or companies who have demonstrated high lev-

to give ‘em something that will refresh their spirits, challenge their assumptions, entertain their socks off and inject some hope into their lives.” Theater for the Thirsty will be entertaining those in Fillmore County with the show “The Rough and the Holy,” a one man play about uncovering the life of Jesus, “the friend of sinners.” In this production Gospel characters, such as Peter, Simeon, Judas and Mary Magdalen to name a few, are brought to the stage in a creative and powerful way that is sure to leave an impact.

Each of these characters will explain who Jesus was to them, maybe helping you formulate the answer to this question worth pondering. The show is September 14 at 7 p.m. at the Rushford Lutheran Church. Tickets are on sale now, $5 adults/$3 for kids under 12 and Thrivent members. Ice cream sundaes will be served following the performance. Tickets are available at the door, however reservations for Theater for the Thirsty’s “The Rough and the Holy” are recommended by calling Becky Stocker at 507-8752344.

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Obituaries Evelyn C. Bernard Evelyn C. Bernard, 97, of Chatfield, Minn., died on Sunday, August 25, 2013 of natural causes at her home. Evelyn Cecelia Kunerth was born on April 12, 1916 in Haverhill Twp., Minn., to Henry and Clara (Eggler) Kunerth. She grew up on the family Evelyn C. farm, attended Bernard rural school in Salem Corners and Byron High School and then worked on the family farm. Evelyn was married at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn., to Arthur W. Bernard. Following their marriage the couple moved to Chatfield, where they owned and operated a stockyard for a number of years. They then started Chatfield Implement and Truck Sales which they operated for 35 years. In 1955, they bought the bus service in Chatfield and Bernard Bus Service continues today as a family run business. The Bernard family moved to rural Chatfield in 1957 where they farmed and sold Black Angus cattle, raised their family and lived for many years. Evelyn was a farmwife and homemaker and did the bookkeeping for the family busi-


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nesses. Following their retirement, the couple moved to Wabasha, Minn. in 1977. They enjoyed fishing together and Evelyn volunteered at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Wabasha. Mr. Bernard died in 1994 and Evelyn returned to Chatfield in 1995, where she continued to live in her own home. She was a longtime member of Chatfield Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and served as secretarytreasurer. She was a member of one of the knitting and quilting groups that served various church missions. Evelyn was known for her exceptional knitting skills and enjoyed teaching others in Chatfield, including her granddaughters and great granddaughters. She was always sharing knitted caps and scarves with family and many Chatfield residents and most recently was known for knitting and giving away her colorful striped socks! She enjoyed gardening, fishing, going on the Bernard Bus casino trip twice a month and following Minnesota Viking football. Evelyn loved time spent with family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. “Mom was a kind, gentle, loving person to everyone - we miss her already.”-Evelyn’s Family. Evelyn is survived by four children; Arleta Fenwick of Chatfield, Lois (Bill Small) Bernard of Milwaukee, Wis., Allen (Joyce) of Belle Plaine, Minn., and Glen (Kaye) of Rushford, Minn.; 12

grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and further survived by Lana Bernard and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, a son, Clifford, a son-in-law, Richard Fenwick, a granddaughter, Kimberly Bernard and two infant great grandchildren. The funeral service for Mrs.Bernard was held Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Chatfield Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Docken officiating. Burial followed at the Chatfield Cemetery. Karl W. Dambach Karl W. Dambach, 67, of Lanesboro, Minn. and a longtime resident of Winona, Minn. died Tu e s d a y, August 20, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He Karl W. was diagnosed Dambach with an autoimmune disease, Scleroderma, in April of this year. Karl was born July 9, 1946 in Winona to Frederick and Florence (Veraguth) Dambach. Karl and Marie Bergaus were married November 18, 1967 in Winona. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-66, stationed in the Korean DMZ. Following the service Karl worked for Bunke Apco Compa-

ny, and the railroad before working at O’Laughlin Plumbing. He then returned to school on the G.I. bill and graduated from Winona Vo-Tech with a degree in tool and die and welding. He went to Ferrier School in Oklahoma to learn how to shoe horses. Karl then went on to work for Bay State Milling for 26 years before having to change careers due to asthma. He then worked for Steve’s Vac and Sew. Karl and Marie lived in Winona on Otis Street until moving to Homer Valley in 1971 and to Lanesboro to be near family in 2005. The outdoors was Karl’s passion. He loved to hunt and fish in surrounding areas as well as in Ely and South Dakota. Karl and Marie enjoyed trips to Alaska and Florida in their camper and to Hill City to four wheel and fish with friends. He was an avid builder of many things, one of them being their dream home in Lanesboro. Karl was a great provider and loved his family very much. He will be truly missed. He is survived by his wife Marie, two daughters, Karla Dambach (Rick Merchlewitz) and Kim Reimann (Rory Berekvam) both of Lanesboro; three grandchildren; and siblings, Emilie (Ed) Hemmelman of Winona, Dee (Jerry) Barnholtz of Stockton and John (Charlotte) Dambach of Tombstone, Ariz. and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Lynn, a sister Marlene Braithwaite and his par-

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ents. Services to celebrate Karl’s life were on Saturday, August 24, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Winona led by Funeral Celebrant Tim Hoff. Wendell A. Gardner Wendell A. Gardner, age 83, of Rochester, Minn. a retired U.S. Post Office supervisor, died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. We nd e l l Allen Gardner was born June 18, 1930 Wendell A. in Webster Gardner City, Iowa to George L. and Anne E. (Kirchner) Gardner. He graduated from Webster City High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948, served in Korea during the Korean War, and was discharged in 1952 with the rank of Sergeant. He returned to Webster City after the service, and moved to Rochester in 1955 where he worked for St. Mary’s Hospital. On Nov. 30, 1957 he married Mary Jane Kluzik in Winona, Minn. Wendell worked for the U.S. Post Office in Rochester for 32 years, retiring in 1985 as a supervisor. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. WenSee OBITUARIES Page 10 

Fillmore County Church Directory Fillmore County Journal • Preston MN 507.765.2151 VBC Video • Preston MN 507.765.2704 Visit Bluff Country • Preston MN 507.765.2151 A rendahl Lutheran Church....………………………Sundays - 10:30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875 -2477 Assembly Of God Church.….………………………Sundays - 10:00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church.……..…Fri. - 8:30am & Sat. - 5:00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church./.………………………Sundays - 9:00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church.…….…………Sundays - 10:45am & 6:00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland Presby terian Church.....…………Sundays - 9:00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church……………..Sundays - 8:00am & 9:30am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ…………………Sundays - 9:30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatfield, 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 NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -2161 Christian Science Services.…………………………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, Wykoff, 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 Chatfield Ave NW, 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 - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran....…………………………………Sundays - 8:30am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church...………………Sundays - 8:30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran...…………………………Sundays - 11:00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905

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Olmsted County Journal • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Daytripper • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Studio-A-Photography • Preston MN 507.251.6372 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………Sun. - 9:00am & 5:30pm 101 S Mill St., Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Saetersdal Lutheran Church.………………………Sundays - 10:30am 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 NW # 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 Lutheran Church.…………………………Sundays - 9:00am 241 Line St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 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, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church..……………………Sundays - 9:30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, 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. (1 & 2) - 10:30am & (3 & 4) - 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, Chatfield, 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) 696- 4197 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints-Sundays - 10:00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 - 4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA..…………………………Sundays - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church………………Sundays - 8:30am 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, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352- 4136 Valley Christian Center…………………………....Sundays - 10:00am 610 Territorial Rd Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 W halan Lutheran Church..………………………….Sundays - 10:30am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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dell enjoyed golf and horses, and was an avid Twins and Vikings fan. Survivors include his wife Mary Jane of Rochester; daughters Teresa (Patrick) Halsey, and Barbara Gardner, both of Rochester; his son Michael (Linda) Gardner of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren; his sister Virginia (Bill) Sowle of Barryton, Mich.; and his brother David (Rebecka) Kepler of Webster City. He was preceded in death by his parents and step father. A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Rochester Chapel with Rev. Paul E. Nelson of St. Pius X Catholic Church officiating. Inurnment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens Columbarium with military honors by the Wm. T. McCoy Post #92 of the American Legion. Donald James (Jim) Lawstuen Jim Lawstuen, age 65, of Casper, Wyo., died suddenly Sunday, August 4, 2013 in Riverton, Wyo. Jim was born October 30, 1947, in Lanesboro, Minn. to Donald and Eleanor (Hen- Jim Lawstuen nessy) Lawstuen. He was the third son of nine children. He attended Waden Valley country school for six years, then attended Lanesboro

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High School where he graduated in 1965. He went off to Winona State for one semester on a full football scholarship. He was later drafted into the army and became a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne, serving one tour in Vietnam. Jim received many medals including a purple heart. He was a self employed flooring specialist for over 40 years. Jim was also the commander for the Veterans Club in Casper. He loved hunting, fishing, pool, darts and also the casino. Jim was loved by many and so willing to help others. He will be greatly missed. Jim is survived by his wife Deanna, of Casper; his son Jeff of Rochester, Minn.; daughters, Rhonda and Dani both of Casper; and daughter Nykki of Auckland, New Zealand; brothers, Rodney of Alma, Wis.; Robert of Preston, Minn.; Joseph of Wykoff, Minn.; John of Lanesboro, Minn.; Peter of Minneapolis; Paul of Cannon Falls, Minn.; and sister Cathy Allen of Eagan, Minn. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Pat, and grandaughter, Brooke. There will be a celebration of life for Jim at St. Patricks church hall in Lanesboro on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. for friends and family. Edward James McManimon Edward James McManimon, 82, of Rushford, Minn. died on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Edward was born on August

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Zelda M. Sagdalen Zelda M. Sagdalen, age 83, of Mabel, Minn. died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel . Zelda was born July 9, 1930 in Spring Grove, Minn. to Merton and Fannie (Watkins) Sherburne.

She attended the Mabel High School. On February 4, 1950 she married Leland Sagdalen in Spring Grove. They lived for a short time in Yucatan where Zelda M. they operated Sagdalen the Yucatan Store, before moving to Mabel. She stayed at home raising their seven children and babysitting for some of the grandchildren. She then worked at the Green Lea Manor for many years until retiring. She was a member of the Mabel United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, listening to the radio, and spending time with family. Zelda is survived by seven children Terry (Gloria) of Spring Grove, Roxanne Shefelbine, See OBITUARIES Page 11 

4th AnnuAl tAsty temptAtions Calling all the Best Cooks of Bluff Country! The Fillmore County Journal is sponsoring a cooking competition that will result in a selection of the top three recipes in each of the following categories: - Appetizers & Beverages Total contest payout of Gift Certificates - Soups, Salads & Vegetables Sponsored By: $630 in gift certificates - Main Dishes & Casseroles just in time for the - Meat, Poultry & Seafood holidays to spend at - Breads & Rolls Harmony Foods, Preston - Pies, Pastries & Desserts Foods & Rushford Foods. - Cakes, Cookies & Candy *Participants may win in - Dips, Sauces & Spreads

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Richfield, Minn., Beth (Vern Myers) McManimon of Rushford, Richard (Lavelle) McManimon of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Maureen (Dennis) Pronschinske of Rushford; 18 grandchildren; and by two brothers: Joseph (Ione) McManimon of Houston, Minn. and Donald (Valerie) McManimon of Rochester, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Shawn, and a granddaughter, Eden. There was a funeral mass for Edward on Thursday, August 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford with the Rev. Pretop Reddy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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21, 1931, in La Crosse, Wis. to Joseph and Catherine (Kinsella) McManimon. He was raised on the family farm on Oak Ridge, south of Rushford. Edward graduated from Rushford High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1955. Edward was united in marriage to Rose Ann Hurt at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford, Minn. on June 6, 1959. Edward farmed all of his career on the home farm until his retirement in 1992, when he moved to Rushford. He was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford. Edward was a board member of the Houston - Money Creek Coop. He enjoyed playing cards, baseball, daily walks, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. Edward is survived by his wife, Rose Ann; five children: Mark McManimon of Winona, Minn., Brian (Linda) McManimon of

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Debbie (Lorren) Tingesdal, and Peggy (Jeff) Williams all of Mabel, Cindy Zafft of Canton, Minn.; Alan (Natalie) of Lino Lakes, Minn.; and Paul (Sue) of Chatfield, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren; a brother Milton Sherburne of St. Paul, Minn.; and a sister Priscilla Thompson of Mabel. She was preceded in death by her husband Leland; her parents; her sisters Neva Opsahl, Nola Newman, Alma Sherburne, Helen Eide, and Myrtle Odegaarden; and

brothers Marvin Sherburne, Darol Sherburne, and Francis Gorham. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel. Burial was in the Trinity Cemetery in Spring Grove. Elizabeth Ann Schultz Elizabeth Ann Schultz, age 87, of Spring Valley, Minn., formerly of Wykoff, Minn. died peacefully in her sleep, Monday morning, August 26, 2013, at Olmsted Community Hospital in Roches- Elizabeth A. Schultz ter, Minn. Elizabeth was born April 5, 1926, in Racine Township, Mower Co., Minn., the daughter of Alvin and Hilda (Ellinghuysen) Schroeder. She graduated from Stewartville High School and worked at the Mayo Clinic for two years. She married Donald Schultz April 20, 1947, at the Pleasant Valley


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er of Stewartville, Minn. There was a memorial service Friday, August 30, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Rebekah Timm officiating. Burial of her ashes was in the church cemetery.

Lutheran Church in rural Racine, Minn. The couple lived in the Wykoff area most of their lives where she worked for the Wykoff Public School for 25 years retiring as head cook. The couple moved to the Evergreen Estates in Spring Valley in 2011. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and their WELCA, the Wykoff Progress Club and the Wykoff American Legion Auxiliary. She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking big meals for her family and friends and getting her house all decorated for Christmas. The couple enjoyed spending 17 winters at Apache Junction, Ariz. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald; two sons, Steven ( Mary Ann) Schultz of Spring Valley and Craig (Cynthia) Schultz of Wykoff; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Mullens of Wilsonville, Ore. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marion (Cliff) Winegar of California; and one brother, Norbert (Eileen) Schroed-

Dolores M. Thiede Dolores M. Thiede, age 79, of Rochester, Minn. died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Dolores Margaret was born Mar. 4, 1934 to Emil and Meta Wendt on the family farm in Waverly To w n s h i p , Martin Coun- Dolores M. Thiede ty, Minn. She attended Zion Lutheran School, Truman High School and Fairmont High School. On January 2, 1954 she married Robert J. Koenck of Welcome, Minn. and later divorced. On Aug. 8, 1984 she married DeW-

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ayne Thiede in Las Vegas. After their retirement they moved to Truman, Minn. and she returned to Rochester in 2012. Mr. Thiede died in May of 2009. Dolores enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening, was an avid Twins fan, and enjoyed Crocheting and Old Westerns. Survivors include her daughters Wanda (Ed Graddy) Hodge, and Beth (Dean Durhman) Koenck, both of Rochester; her sons Neal (Denise) Koenck of Apple Valley, Minn.; and Rick (Nancy) Koenck of Bemidji, Minn.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her brother Leonard (LeNore) Wendt of Truman; and her stepsons Craig and Brian Thiede. Her husband, parents, one son, and two brothers preceded her in death. A graveside service was Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery in Fairmont, Minn. with Rev. Robert Trueblood of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Memorials are suggested to Leukemia Research.

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Fillmore County Sports Volleyball Preview/Blue blasts off By Paul Trende Volleyball Preview Just like on the gridiron, the beginning of the 2013 volleyball season is marked by changes. As of fall sports, the WinonaCotter Ramblers (a former HVL school) are now officially in the 3-Rivers. They bring the league up to 12 teams. Three county schools have new coaches, Nikki Schultz (R-P), Jackie Whitacre (Kingsland), and Chris Knutson (Lanesboro). This season will also be the first in quite some time where Wabasha-Kellogg and Caledonia don’t have strangleholds on both the 3-Rivers and Sub-Section 1A/1AA races. With players like Emma Lange, Maria Fruechte, Katie Cavalco, and Kalyn Biever graduated, said races are opened up. MabelCanton, Fillmore Central, and Chatfield all have a very good shots at filling said voids, at pushing towards championship greatness. In Mabel, as it pertains to the Southeast Conference, volleyball championships and greatness go hand-inhand. Lonnie Morken’s Cougars went undefeated in SEC-play enroot to their 15th straight league title. Belle Sand They finished with a 31-6 record, were 1A-East runner’s-up (lost to W-K 3-0). This year, M-C has a standout senior class of long-time varsity players. Three-time SEC POY (two-time All-State Honorable Mention) Belle Sand leads the cast. What the 5’7” OH lacks in height, she makes up for in jumping ability, arm-speed, and talent. Sand led M-C with over 300 kills and digs last season (went over 1,000 kills game one

of the 2013 season). Joining her are fellow All-Conference players Carly McCabe (5’4” S) and Lydia Geving (5’8” OH). Libero Christine Lee (5’4”) and Sara Lind (6’0” MH) complete the M-C returning senior five-some. From there, M-C lacks varsity experience. But the Cougar’s are still the heavy SEC favorite. They’re very capable of winning 1A-East. They begin the season ranked #6 in the Class A polls. One team M-C will have to get thru in 1A East is neighbor Fillmore Central. Denise Case’s Falcons (26-6) finished in the 3rd place in the 3-Rivers last year, and seemed destined for the SubSection finals. They led M-C 2-0 and 9-2 in set three of the semis, only to fall in five sets. FC can either forget that game, or use it Taylor Case as motivation. Either way, the Falcons are a team to reckon with. Steady and angular 5’11” senior OH Taylor Case (All-Conference, All-State HM) leads the Falcons. Taylor is the top returning kill-artist in the 3-Rivers and the only returning player to amass 300 kills and digs last season. Joining her are returning A-C players Morgan Malley (5’8” Jr. S) and Victoria Peterson (5’7” Sr. OH), plus returning starters Leah Scheevel (5’9” Jr. MH), Sammi Bakke (5’11” Jr. MH), and Kaitlynn Aug (5’11” Jr. RH). The FC troop returns intact save for one (libero Chelsea Rislove). The Falcons have size, experience, talent, frontline depth, and they’ve played together a long time. It wouldn’t be unlikely to see them climb higher than a pre-season #14 ranking, to grab some kind of a championship.

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In Class AA, Chatfield is also ranked (tied at #10). The Gophers finished last season with a 21-10 record. They were 1AAEast runner’s up, falling to Caledonia 3-0. Unlike rival FC, whose strength is its front-line offense, Troy S w a n c u t t ’s Alex Duxbury Gophers’ strength is defense. Led by probably the best back-line in the 3-Rivers, two-time All-State libero Alex Duxbury (Sr), and juniors Maddie Talamantes (5’6” OH) and Kirsten Keefe (5’7” All-Conference), scoring on the Gophers was, and will be, tough. The key for Chatfield to somehow get past the 1AA finals (where they’ve fallen the past two years) is getting steadier offense. That assignment pry falls on senior Camille Rasmussen (5’9” OH), and juniors Maddy Kammer (5’9” OH), Brook Irish (5’11” MH), and Keefe (who’ll play all the way around). Sheridan Salisbury (5’8” So.) could also get in on the act, but she will share setting duties with sister Gabrielle (5’7” Sr.) too. The Gophers are talented, experienced, and versatile. Maybe most importantly, they don’t have to deal with Caledonia’s Fruechte and Lange come Sub-Section’s. That puts them in an opportunity-ripe position. In Rushford, Nikki Schultz is probably in the most opportunistic spot of the three new Fillmore County volleyball coaches. She inherits a team that returns the biggest number of pieces from a year ago, and the most talent. Kendra Crawford (5’6” Sr. Libero, All-Conference) can stave off attacks like few others in the 3-Rivers. She led the league in digs a season ago. Fellow senior Keela Brand (5’5” DS) returns to join her on the Trojan back line. Up front, Sierra McNamer (5’9” Sr. RH), Kate MacKenzie (5’8” Sr. OH), and Bailey Holien (5’10 Jr. OH) all took swings last season. The only problem is, they weren’t lead swingers. A graduated Amy Todd was the Trojan workhorse, leading the team in kills, aces, and blocks, the conference in kills and aces. That’s a lot of production to replace. R-P has finished the past two seasons with 20-plus wins (22-11 last season). Yet they still didn’t get out of the first round of the 1A East play-offs (lost to Goodhue 3-1 last year). Coach Schultz comes from Wabasha, a program that has yearly reservations in the 1A East finals. R-P fans are hoping she can take her new team to that level. In Spring Valley, Jackie Whitacre takes over the Knights. Kingsland got a play-off win last year, but then were W-K’s quarterfinal sacrificial lamb (3-0) on its way to a Sub-Section title.

The Knights finished the season 12-17. Whitacre inherits a squad that lost 11 players to graduation. She does get the services of experienced seniors Brianna Musel (5’9” OH), Haley Colton (5’3” OH), Kailynn Hamersma (5’7” MH), and Rialie Fenske (4’11” DS) back. From there, it’s a cast of varsity-unproven players. The Knights will be small, but Whitacre hopes to win games with conditioning and teamwork. She is familiar with her squad. Whitacre coached her girls on B-squad, and thus she is ‘comfortable with (them) as athletes and as young ladies ready to prove themselves at (the varsity) level.’” The Houston Hurricanes join the Fillmore County Journal coverage fray. The ‘Canes lost to Kingsland last season 3-0 in a 1A East play-in game, and finished with a 11-17 record. Senior hitter Abby Loken is head coach Steve Kinstler’s crown jewel. The 5’11” Loken is already the Houston alltime regular season, and career leader Abbey Loken in kills, and will only add to her records this season. Kyla Olson (5’4” DS), Natalie King (5’9” MH), Heather Lundberg (5’8” Sr. OH), and Brianna Kerrigan (5’9” OH) are four other seniors with experience who’ll be the rotation this season. Kinstler likes the positional depth he has (7 seniors and 7 juniors), and the versatility it gives him to ‘try different pieces of the puzzle.’ Houston pry won’t compete with the M-C’s of the SEC world, but they’ll look to keep pace with the Spring Grove’s. In Lanesboro, Chris Knutson takes over the Burro volleyball program. She brings experience to her work. Knutson coached Lanesboro volleyball in the late ‘90’s are early ‘00’s. She inherits a squad that won just one game a year (1-17) and fell to Spring Grove 3-1 in a Sub-Section 1A play-in game. That means there really isn’t anywhere to go but up. The Burros have four seniors, three of which were starters. Kaia Hongerholt (5’8” OH) is a versatile talent who will play all the way around the floor. Madi-

son Ming (5’9” OH) and Regan Howerton (5’10” RH) also started a season ago and will play up front. Juniors Olivia Haug (6’0” MH) and Steph Erickson (5’5” Jr. S) also have experience. After a one-win season, the Burros are playing it week-to-week. They have to, as it’s definitely an evolving-process after last season. The good news it, ‘they’ve forgotten about it’ whilst ‘keeping a positive attitude.’ The Burros are ‘ready.’” Blue blasts off One couldn’t have thought up a better start to a new football season, and a new football conference, then pitting the top two teams from last season, the top two pre-season teams this season, against each other right away. Chatfield and Caledonia battled twice a year ago, Caledonia handing the Gophers their only two losses. The two teams christened the start of S.F.A Blue Division by butting heads in game one of the 2013 season. And the game lived up to the hype. Chatfield, not the ballyhooed Warriors (the defending threetime state champs on a 41-game winning streak), looked impressive early. A 49-yard run by standout senior tailback Jake Neis set up score number one, a Nate Skare to Alex Bradt 2-yard connection on 4th and one from the two. A series later, Skare critically hit Drew Hurley for 24 yards on 3rd and eight, which led to a 1-yard plunge by Neis. After one quarter of play, the visiting Goph’s led 12-0. At that point, Caledonia had just one first down. The Warriors had two really big sequences in the game. The first came midway thru the 2nd quarter. On 4th and 10 from the Warrior 49, Caledonia punter Mason Ashbacher (#74 mind you) couldn’t handle the long snap. He did, pick it up the low ball and rumble his way for an 11-yard gain and a first down. Two plays later, Ryan Pitts made the Gopher special teams gaffe hurt. The senior tailback floated a perfect 38-yard halfbackpass strike to wide receiver Sam Schulte, making it 12-7. Later in the quarter, junior QB Mason DeMorrett hit Adam Goetzinger See SPORTS Page 13 

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from 11 yards away and, at the half the top-ranked Warriors led 13-12. Chatfield rallied the wagons. With their first possession of the second half, they got the ball to Jake Neis. The crafty Neis created magic by weaving and then darting his way to a 59-yard TD run (18-13). From there, the game stalled. Chatfield had a golden opportunity with under 8:00 to play: first and ten at the Warrior 11. They were turned away on downs. Caledonia’s second big sequence, the biggest sequence of the game, came a few minutes later (under 5:00 to go). Starting at the Gopher

28, DeMorrett completed four straight passes for a total of 43 yards. Up until that point, he was 6 for 22 and had yet to complete back-to-back passes. Still, with 4:19 left, Caledonia faced a 4th and six from the Chat 29. DeMorrett’s toss to the right was errand, but pass interference was called (a critical whistle). It kept the Warrior drive alive. Six plays later, DeMorrett punched the ball into the end zone from one yard away. With 2:11 left, Caledonia led 19-18. The game was then sealed on the third play of the Goph’s ensuing drive. Nate Skare tried to throw a screen, but it was intercepted by Warrior d-lineman Jacob Nielsen. And that was all she wrote. By a final of 19-18, the defending champs

snuck out a victory. Gopher fans can point to the (questionable) pass interference call (and probably rightfully so), but the boys of the Chosen Valley shot themselves in the foot on special teams and in the turnover department. On top of the punter-first-down play, Chatfield missed three extra points and a field goal. The Gophers also had five turnovers (to Caledonia’s one). Take away one of those miscues and the Gophers probably win. Take away half of those miscues, and they win with room to spare. Chatfield out-gained Caledonia 404 to 249 including holding a 290 to 80 edge on the ground. Chatfield’s lines controlled the trenches. Tailback Jake Neis started his

Peterson set for a big trail town celebration By Kirsten Zoellner The Taste of the Trail, now in its third season, is a Root River Trail premier event. Showcasing nine towns along the trail, during various weekends, the event is the culmination of unique events, the beauty of the natural surroundings, and the bountiful tastes that can be found from restaurants and growers in the area. Peterson’s celebration is slated for Saturday, September 14 and is jam-packed with a little something for everyone. Dubbed “A Celebration of Farm Life and Wildlife,” the event kicks off at 10 a.m. in downtown Peterson and runs until 3 p.m. Eight vendors will have locally grown goods or full meals available and six are slated to present free samples. Local restaurant Burdey’s Café will showcase tastes of the fall harvest. Chef Steve Burdey is planning to serve samples of roasted and curried Butternut squash soup, while wife Kristin, who is famous for her pies, serves up homemade dessert delicacies. Just down the street, in the refurbished bandstand, just south of city hall, local band Highway

30 will entertain with country music while the Fillmore County Cattlemen will serve their popular grilled hamburgers. Also nearby, Whitlock’s will feature a taste of raw honey and Ostrem’s Sweet Corn will have samples of uniquely delicious corn jelly, in addition to fresh sweet corn for sale. Across Mill Street, Geneva’s old-fashioned ice cream shop will have eight flavors of their Chocolate Factory ice cream for sample, as well as $1 cones. Also in Geneva’s, award-winning Biggin’s BBQ will offer up a mouth-watering sampling of pulled pork, smoked turkey, and smoked pork. Full meals will be available. Just up the street, Chiggy’s will offer a wide sampling of Oktoberfest brews and fall wines. Outdoor on the Chiggy’s deck, an Amish market of baked and canned goods and produce will be on hand. For further entertainment, you can walk or take a quaint $1 Amish buggy ride from the Peterson Station Museum to the city park pavilion. Down at the park, at the south end of

Fillmore Street, various farm life and wildlife presentations be held throughout the day. New this year is the English Gardens Fiber Mill and Sheep Farm of Caledonia, Minn. A fullservice cottage fiber mill providing washing, picking, carding, pin drafting, spinning and felting, the farm is home to heritage Blue Faced Leicester and English Leicester Sheep. Beginning at 10 a.m. with a sheep shearing demonstration, the farm will highlight the process from fleece to useable product. Also scheduled are spinning, carding, felting, and knitting demonstrations. A wide array of wool fiber products will be available for purchase. Another highlight of the wild side, from 10-1, includes a visit from Cody the Buffalo of Money Creek Buffalo Ranch in Houston. Part majestic, part gentle giant, Cody is always a hit! Owner Buffalo Gal will be available to answer questions, for photos, as well as having several buffalo products available for purchase. If that doesn’t thrill you enough, Naturalist Kery Erickson of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park will present a live rattlesnake demonstration, including feeding (a feeding time announcement will be made that day). Fellow naturalist Mike Donker will educate and fascinate with a hands-on wildlife demonstration, including skulls, furs, and feathers, all found in Root River

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senior year brilliantly. The elusive 5’10” 185-pounder was the best player on the field, carrying the ball 22 times for 187 yards and 2 TD’s. Gopher junior wide receiver Drew Hurley also made plays, catching three passes for 79 yards. DeMorrett was the Warriors gutty hero. He completed just 13 of 32 attempts for 130 yards, a TD, and INT, whilst rushing for another score. However, he came up big when Caledonia needed it, leading the Warriors on the game-winning scoring drive. Sam Schulte caught four passes for 79 yards and a TD, Adam Buttell five passes for 51 yards all in the second half. Feel free to set your calendar for a re-match for the Section title in October.

Football 8-25 > Rushford Peterson 28, Southland 20 (R-P: frosh Noah Carlson 8 touches, 224 yards, 78-yd TD run (< 0:10 to go in first half ), 88-yd KOR TD; Cole Kingsley 2 rushing TDs. Trojans led 28-12 at the half. With 1:36, Rebels pulled to 28-20. They then recovered an onside. A sack on 4th down ended the drive/game at the R-P 17. Mean green was penalized 17 times for well over 100 yards) > Kingsland 12, Wabasha-Kellogg 47 (Falcons led 47-0 before Knights got on board in 4th) For football and volleyball team capsules, including comments from all the coaches, go to and hit the ‘Sports’ tab

valley. A petting zoo put forth by 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) is also planned. And, if you’re looking for something a bit slower, there will be an antique tractor display. Another new addition to the fun this year, and certainly highlight, is a 2 p.m. outdoor theatre presentation especially for youth. Put on by Theater for the Thirsty, and sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, the production of Three Stories Tall will be held on the hillside by the park pavilion. Already gaining rave reviews, including Triple Espresso theatre producer Dennis Babcock, who dubbed it, ‘The best theatre I’ve ever seen,’ will be a welcome addition to the day and a draw for the city and its events. “We’ve seen it before, but are driving the whole family down for the day. We can hardly wait,”

says Gary and Avis of Cannon Falls, Minn. in an email to Peterson. The production is made up of three short story performances. The first story, Hold the Boat, is the story of a boy trying to sneak onto Noah’s ark. How the Groo Grew, the second tale, centers around monsters, forgiveness, and sibling rivalry. The production wraps up with The Tale of the Three Trees, a classic folk tale. The entire production is free of charge. An evening performance is slated in Rushford at Rushford Lutheran Church. Tickets for the evening performance are $5. “This year is going to be so great,” notes Peterson organizer Gail Boyum. “We’ve already heard that people will be coming from far and wide for the day. It’s a lot of fun for the whole family.”

This year’s events will feature a sheep shearing demonstration as well as several other farm life and wildlife events. Photo submitted A very big THANK YOU to all the family, friends, fans, and fast pitch players who supported the 9th Annual Preston Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament making it another tremendous success. Special thanks to: Our field crew & staff -- Pete Peterson, Todd Ebner, Wade Scheevel, Jim Miller, Loren Berg, Luther Berg, Derek O’Connor, Westin Scheevel, Pat Walsh, Tim Walsh, Emily Scheevel, JoAnn Miller, Erin Revord, Chad Musel and to Foremost Dairy. Our concessions crew -- Dan Miller, Bryan & Connie Berg, Mason Berg, Kelsey Berg, Kaelyn Marzolf, Sheila & Jim Marzolf, Nick Marzolf, Caitlyn Walsh, Carlisle & Tracy Corson family, Jodi Eickhoff, Josi Eickhoff, Dylan Bothun, Michelle VanHee, William Hoeltzle, Bob & Bonnie Bakken, Vicki Musel, Kylie Musel, Deb Ristau, Kelsey Ristau, Ron & Erin Mason, Bobbie Mason, Amelia Mason, Darla Ebner, Shelby Ebner, Janet O’Connor, Jeremy, Dillon and Haley O’Connor, Marilyn Schreier and to all those who just pitched in and helped when they saw the need. Apologies for any names we missed. And last but not least, to the Preston Park Board, Preston Tourism and the City Office Staff for all of their continuing support. Lynn & Barb, Ryan, and Brett Scheevel, Tournament Co-Directors Mark your calendars for the 10th Anniversary of the Preston Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament on July 26-27, 2014! And “like” us on Facebook at Preston Merchants Fast Pitch.

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Becky’s Food Tales By Becky Hoff

Tomato Season - A Tale of Irrational Gardening Tomatoes are easily my favorite thing to grow in the garden. Every year I have to try new heirloom varieties in my quest for ‘The Perfect Tomato.’ This year I have no less than 11 varieties planted in the back yard garden. Some are favorites that I have planted before like Pink Brandywine and Amish Paste. Others are new to me- Cherokee Purple, Pineapple, and Cherry Roma. I realize that this may seem like a lot, but it

never seems like enough to me. My tomato obsession has me casting a critical eye on my back yard, trying to find space for yet another raised bed. My husband thinks the garden is big enough, but then he is the one who has to build those new garden beds in the spring! I’m going to confess something here: I’m not really a rational person

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2 pints of cherry tomatoes About 1/4 cup olive oil (don’t use the extra virgin stuff here, something suitable for high temps is better in this recipe) 5 crushed or pressed garlic cloves 1/2 tsp (or more!) crushed red pepper flakes 2 TBLS chopped fresh oregano (Or marjoram, or basil, or parsley... Just grab whatever is growing good in your garden, though I really recommend oregano or marjoram for this dish.) 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. (I know, 450 seems high. But trust me!) Season chicken with salt and pepper, and lay in a lightly oiled baking dish. Toss tomatoes, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and olive oil together in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the chicken breasts. Sprinkle top with more salt and pepper. Roast uncovered for about 35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the tomatoes are blistered into a state of delicious perfection.

when it comes to my garden. Every winter I make grids, and plans. I discuss them (to death) with my husband. I review my notes from last year, and revise. A sensible plan is drawn up, and then I start looking at seed catalogs. This is where many people run into problems. Picture it- it’s dreary and cold outside. The Christmas ornaments have long been packed away, and each grey day blurs into the next. You just shoveled out the end of your driveway for the second time that day. Then you open the seed catalog. The colors are bright, the descriptions make you long for warmer days. Each variety of plant sounds better than the next, and you start thinking that you need to try every single one. You begin to order your seeds, and the list of vegetables and flowers that you must plant gets longer and longer. Last winter was particularly blah, so I got a bit carried away. This is how we ended up with 30 tomato plants in the back yard, and nine more in buckets. (And don’t get me started on my pepper plants!) This year the tomatoes have been very slow to come, so I’m glad I

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went overboard. As I’m sure others have noticed, the tomatoes really seem content to stay green this year. The cool night temperatures of August received no affection from me! Hopefully September will bring better weather, and a good quantity of ripe tomatoes. I am happiest when I have more tomatoes than I know what to do with. When tomatoes are in full swing, my husband and I use them up making BLTs, pasta dishes, fresh salsas and salads. I will slice tomatoes and dehydrate them, making ‘sun dried tomatoes’ that last all winter in airtight jars. And then there are the canning recipes: salsas, bruschetta in a jar, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes. Every year I dig through my recipe

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Kylie Evelyn Morem Born August 13, 2013 8 lbs. 7 oz. 20 1/4 inches Parents: Kyle & Tara Morem Grandparents: Dave & Margo Marzolf, Preston, MN, Stuart & Marian Morem, Harmony, MN Great Grandparents: Averlene Marzolf, Preston, MN & Dean Morem, Harmony MN

The Schultz Shh! klan is throwing a It’s A SURPRISE ! Surprise birthday party for Norman J. Schultz (who is turning 70 on Sept. 14th) at the Servicemen's Club in Preston on Fri., Sept. 13th. Please join us after 6:30 pm for cake, ice cream & wishing him a happy birthday! Please no gifts, just fellowship.

books and the internet looking for new ways to use up my tomato bounty. And when inspiration and creativity fail me, I just freeze them or share them with friends and family. Some seasonal foods you can easily get your fill of; sweet corn is delicious, but I really only need to eat it a few times per season to be satisfied. Eggplant and zucchini are great, but you can only think of so many ways to prepare them. But tomatoes? I never get tired of tomatoes. The following recipe is a good way to use up your cherry tomatoes, as it calls for a good two pints. It’s delicious served with focaccia bread to sop up the juices. Add a nice garden salad and you have a well rounded meal!


Happy 100th Birthday on September 7th Maxine! Love, Your Family

Jim Lawstuen 10-30-1947 8-4-2013

Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Jim at St. Patricks Church Hall in Lanesboro on

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week.

She will be celebrating her 100th Birthday with her family & friends on September 7th, at her home from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Cards can be sent to: Maxine Winslow, 27287 Morgan Road, Wykoff, MN 55990. No Gifts Please

Card Shower

Come help us celebrate

Josh Presson’s SurPriSe 30th Birthday!!!

Saturday, Sept. 7th

Come to the Preston Servicemen’s Club around 5pm!

Ruth Ihns

will be celebrating her 90th Birthday on September 15th Please send birthday wishes to: 221 1st Ave. NE Apt #5 Harmony, MN 55939 Or she would love a call at 507.886.2368

Happy Birthday! Love, Your Family!

55 Center Street West Harmony, MN • 507-886-2225 MON–SAT: 7:00am – 9:00pm SUN: 8:00am – 7:00pm

105 Fillmore Street West Preston, MN • 507-765-2465 MON–SAT: 7:00am – 9:00pm SUN: 8:00am – 7:00pm

15.5-16 Oz. • Assorted

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12.75-18 Oz. • Assorted • Smucker’s

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Microwaveable Syrup $ 49


22.6-33.2 Oz. • Assorted

Folger’s Coffee $ 99


28-32 Oz. • Assorted • Hungry Jack

Pancake & Waffle Mix $ 99


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499 Whole Chicken Chicken Chicken Chicken Schwerigert Ring Bologna.....................$299 Fryers Thighs Drumsticks Thighs Hormel Pepperoni........................................... 2/$ 6 $ 19 $ 19 $ 29 $ 29 1 Lb. 2 Lb. 1 Lb. 1 Lb. IGA Bologna.............................................$149 2/$ Extra Thin Sliced Meats.................................. 4 Beef Top $ 99 Sirloin Steak Oscar Mayer Wieners..............................1 $ 99 2/$ 4 Lb. Cocktail Smokies........................................... 4 $ 99 Bratwurst or Italian Sausage..................2 93% Lean 3/$ Ground Beef Hormel Little Sizzlers....................................... 4 $ 99 $ 29 2 Lb. T-Bone Shurfresh Imitation Crab Meat.............. 2 Steak $ 99 Cooked Salad Shrimp..............................1 Beef Chuck Beef Chuck $ 99 2/$ 6 Lb. Wieners or Bratwurst....................................... Roast Steak 5 $ 89 $ 99 $ 99 Old Wisconsin Beef Sticks................12 2 Lb. 2 Lb.

IGA Ketchup ¢


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Fully Cooked Simple Ideas...................

Tyson • Fresh Frozen

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New Crop Gala Apples $ 29


IGA Family Size Condensed Soup 2/$

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IGA Tomato Sauce ¢

Kraft Velveeta Skillets $ 29

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Pop-Tarts or Mini Crisps $ 99

Premium 100% Tomato Juice $ 39

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46 Oz. • IGA

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Dole Classic Grape Iceberg Salad Tomatoes $ 29 2/$


Pork Country Style Ribs $ 99

Ham Steak $ 59




Shurfresh • Boneless

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IGA Saltine Crackers $ 49

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6 Count • Assorted

Braeburn Apples $ 99

Old Orchard 100% Apple Juice..............

Thick, Thin, Rib or Loin Pork Chops $ 59

Sweet P’s Mini Danish............................

3 Lb.

16 Oz. • Assorted

199 ¢ McCormick Chili Seasoning................79 $ 49 Frosted Mini Wheats Cereal.................. 3 $ 09 Better Oats Instant Oatmeal....................1 $ 99 Prego Pasta Sauce...................................1 $ 29 Hormel or Dinty Moore Compleats...... 2 $ 69 Beef Stew or Chicken & Dumplings...... 2 3/$ Chunk Ham, Chicken or Turkey....................4 $ 69 Hormel Spam.......................................... 2 3/$ Hormel Beef Tamales..................................... 4 $ 69 Ortega Taco Sauce..................................1 ¢ Ortega Taco Seasoning.......................79 3/$ Hormel Chili With Beans.................................4 2/$ Hormel Chili No Beans................................... 4 $ 49 White Albacore Tuna in Water................1 $ 99 Starbucks Coffee....................................6 $ 29 Lipton Tea Bags...................................... 2 $ 69 Whole Grain White Bread...................... 2 ¢ Candy or Candy Bars.......................... 59 ¢ Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns................99 $ 99 Classic Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns......1 $

64 Oz.

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289 $ 19 Asiago Garlic Batard............................. 4 $ 59 Skinner Sweet Rolls.................................3 $ 39 Mrs. Freshley’s Snacks........................... 2 $ 49 Garlic Herb Chicken Breast...................5 Lb. $ 59 Premium Turkey Breast...........................4 Lb. 10 Oz. • Assorted

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IGA Tomatoes ¢

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10 Count • 8 Quart • Crystal Light

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Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal 2/$



Chilean Tangelos ¢

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Celery $ 29


1 Lb.

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Wheaties, Reese’s Puffs, Cheerios, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal 2/$ General Merchandise

Tide 2X Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent $ 29


8 Count • Grandma Alice’s 8 Count • Village Hearth


Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid $ 79




Meow Mix Cat Food.......................... 8 Rolls

Bounty Paper Towels $ 99


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80 Count • Assorted • Bounce or Downy 34 Oz. • Assorted

124-180 Rolls • Assorted

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Russet Potatoes $ 49

1399 $ 99 Fabric Softener Dryer Bar.......................3 $ 99 Fabric Softener Sheets........................... 3 $ 99 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener............... 3 $ 79 Puffs Facial Tissue.....................................1 $ 99 Tampax Tampons...................................3 $ 99 Duracell Coppertop Batteries............... 2 $ 99 Scrub Brush, Lint Roller or Scrubber........1 $ 99 Mucinex...................................................9 14.2-16 Lb. • Assorted

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Kemps Cottage Cheese $ 49

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Kraft American Cheese Singles $ 49


Crystal Farms Cream Cheese $ 09



8 Count

Shurfine Yogurt ¢

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1 Lb.

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4 Quart

Ice Cream Bars or IGA Vanila Sandwiches Ice Cream Pail $ 99 $ 99



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Lipton Pure Leaf or Ice Teas $ 99


Aquafina Water $ 99


Rushford Foods • Harmony Foods • Preston Foods

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Pepsi & Mountain Dew Products 2/$ 88

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6 2/$ Frito Lay Ruffles............................................... 6 2/$ Rold Gold Pretzels.......................................... 5 $ 49 Nabisco Toasted Chips......................... 2 2/$ Pringles Potato Chips..................................... 3 $ 79 Twin Pack Potato Chips......................... 2 $ 79 French Onion Dip................................... 2 2/$ Party Mix or Pretzels....................................... 4 2/$

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Livestock: Life long passion By Megan Kiehne Dedication and commitment can lead to great achievement as proven by Ashley Bue, Fillmore County 4-H’er and livestock shower. As soon as Bue was old enough to show beef cattle at the Fillmore County Fair, she was in the arena. Loving the atmosphere of competitions, she continued to show and be involved in beef cattle. “Showing and raising live-

stock will allow you to make friendships that last a lifetime, along with gaining knowledge in your project area and learning valuable life lessons while having fun.” Ashley continued, “My favorite part of showing livestock is sharing my knowledge of the beef industry with younger members and the public. Through this, I hope to instill a passion for livestock like older members did for me

Pricing Corn Silage By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Due to the late planting dates and a cooler than normal growing season this year, many corn fields will probably be harvested for silage. There is potential for corn in these fields to be too immature for proper corn silage harvest. How should the value of corn Jerrold Tesmer silage be adjusted for immature corn? Typical calculation methods for pricing normal corn silage include: 1 Relative feed value of known forage market. •Silage ($/T) = ¼ to ½ value of hay •Silage ($/T = 8 times the price of a bushel of corn. If already harvested,

then 10 times. 2. Feed replacement or substitution costs 3. Use market prices for energy, protein, and digestibility (NE of corn, soybean meal, hay) 4. Contracted price above the cost of production (280 – 320 $/A). If the corn is immature a quality adjustment factor for maturity might be necessary. Some University of Wisconsin work suggests: Pre-tassel = 90 percent; Silk = 80 percent; Soft dough = 85 percent; Early dent = 90 percent; ½ kernel milk line = 100 percent; and Black layer = 90 percent Two “quick and dirty” ways to estimate corn silage yield are: •Based on Grain Yield…for stressed corn, about one ton of silage per acre can be obtained from each five bushels of grain per acre. For example, if you expect a grain yield

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when I was their age.” This past July was the last time she could show at the Fillmore County Fair and advance to the State competition. Participating youth are eligible for a scholarship called the Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association 4-H Auction Scholarship. This was brought to Bue’s attention as she was able to advance to the state level. Over 140 applications were submitted into the Livestock Breeders’ Association’s

office. The applications were weighed based upon their leadership and achievement in youth livestock programs, as well as their involvement in the local community. Over 150 young showers received 4-H Auction Scholarships at the State Fair in the past decade to attend the college of their choice. In 2013, two new levels of scholarships were available at $1,000 and $2,000 per award. Only 10 of each scholarship was awarded

at the Auction. Ashley was one of the recipients of a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship was awarded on Saturday, August 24 at the Purple Ribbon Auction in the AgStar Arena at the Minnesota State Fair. Ashley commented, “Raising and showing livestock has taught me many life lessons. For me, livestock will always be a part of my life. With my experience through 4-H and FFA, I will be able to continue my passion of livestock.”

of 50 bushels grain per acre, you will get about 10 ton/acre of 30 percent dry matter silage. For corn yielding more than 100 bushels per acre, about one ton of silage per acre can be expected for each seven to eight bushels per acre. •Based on Plant Height…if little or no grain is expected, a rough pre-harvest estimate of yield can be made by assuming that one ton of 30 percent dry matter silage can be obtained for each foot of plant height (excluding the tassel. On this basis, “waist-high” corn 3-4 feet tall will yield about three to four tons per acre of silage at 30 percent dry matter. Sample Weight Method A more accurate way to estimate yields is to weigh the corn plants from a portion of an acre (1/100th) in several spots of the field. To do this, determine row width, then cut corn plants in one row for a certain length according to row width in the following table:

Row Length Row Width 32.50 ft. 30” 28.75 ft. 36” 27.50 ft. 38” 26.25 ft. 40” Next, weigh the amount of whole corn plant material cut in pounds. Divide the pounds harvested by four. That’s the estimated tons produced per acre. Follow this method for several areas and average the results. In order to obtain actual tons harvested, weigh each wagon load or

count how many feet of silage went into a silo after settling. If you know the silo size, how many feet of silage was put up and what the moisture was, silo charts can be used to calculate tons stored. Dividing stored tons by acres harvested will give you the yield per acre. The information above was obtained from work done by University of Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Joe Lauer, and UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Greg Blonde.

500 Scholarship Offered!


Are you an aspiring writer? Are you graduating from a Fillmore County high school in 2014? This might be the PERFECT opportunity for you! The Fillmore County Journal is offering a scholarship program for juniors and seniors of Fillmore County area schools in conjunction with the annual Fillmore County Journal Writing Project. Students will be selected from area high schools to write for the Journal Writing Project. The Journal Writing Project will be on a rotational basis with all selected students contributing written content for the Journal in print and online throughout the 2013/2014 school year. Students will be paid $15 per completed weekly project. At the end of the 2013/2014 school year, one student will be selected from the Journal student writers to receive a $500 scholarship to be put towards his or her continuing education. To apply for this writing opportunity and scholarship, prospective participants should complete a scholarship application and meet eligibility requirements which are available at the Fillmore County Journal office in Preston, Minn., or online as a downloadable PDF at Completed applications should be submitted no later than the deadline of October 31, 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Sethre at 507-765-2151 or

Custom Chopping & Ag Bag Rental Drinkall Family Forage Enterprises 8’-9’-10’ Baggers Available Discount for chop & bag

Delvin Drinkall • 507.259.8093

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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. year expenditures. The state auditor guidelines are to maintain a fund balance of 35 percent to 50 percent of expenditures. •Gerry Krage, Bluff Country Housing and Rehabilitation Authority, reviewed the history of the organization and improvements they have helped facilitate over the years. Currently, in the city of Preston DEED money will help rehabilitate 15 owner occupied homes ($22,000 per home) and the 16 unit Vesterheim Apartments. There are several funding sources for the rehabilitation of the apartments. Together, there will be an infusion of $1.4 million into the city of Preston and Fillmore County. Krage recognized that money is tight all over, but requested an annual appropriation from the county of $5,000. He reported

that Houston County has appropriated that amount. Commissioner Tom Kaase insisted we should find the $5,000 for the appropriation. Dahl said they do good work and it should continue. The appropriation for 2014 was approved. •An additional server for the county to be purchased from IBM was approved as recommended by the Technology Committee. •An $800 purchase for an upgrade to ArcView from ProWest was approved as requested by the county recorder and recommended by the Technology Committee. •An access permit to tillable and non tillable land for Gary and Cindy Krahn to CSAH 38, Section 36, Sumner Township was approved.

going to continue to age. Bakke made the last statement when Continued from Page 1 discussing the state mandated in 2014 was $745,227. That levy limit. He said when it gets figure was reduced to $525,227 down to it, we’re replacing highby putting off the replacement way equipment that needs to be of a 1998 JD loader and a 2001 replaced. plow truck. Highway engineer After reductions in department Ron Gregg suggested the pro- budgets and the savings in health posed budget for equipment pur- insurance premiums, the county chases was only half of what it is still more than $300,000 highwould take to get them back on er on the preliminary levy than a replacement schedule which where they need to be to have a has been delayed over the last 0 percent increase. several years. County Coordinator Bakke maintained that they The board had reviewed a probably will never get back report from Beau Berentson, on schedule. Computers used Association of Minnesota Counto be on a regular replacement ties General Government Policy schedule, but to save money they Analyst, to help decide whether have moved in the direction of they should seek a county coorreplacing only what they have to dinator or county administrator replace. He continued that all to replace retiring Karen Brown. county equipment state wide is Bakke explained that the coor-

dinator position job description is created by the county board. Amunrud said he was comfortable with a coordinator and the flexibility it allowed. Bakke said that Brown has taken on jobs beyond what most coordinators do. He noted that an administrator generally is paid more. Chairman Randy Dahl said we all are comfortable with the way things are. A motion was made and approved to start the search for a replacement coordinator. Other Business In Brief •Auditor/treasurer Shirl Boelter said it is county policy to maintain six months of operating funds. Brown said they are predicting that the state auditor will show when the numbers are released that the total fund balance for 2012 was 37.4 percent of current

Autumn Tractor Ride

Powell awarded SEMAC grant for composition


Take a two-day autumn Tractor Ride through beautiful Bluff Country. The ride will be held on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. The round-about ride will start and end each day at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds, Preston, Minn. The ride will start on Saturday morning with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the O’Hara Schoolhouse, at the fairgrounds with the ride beginning at 10 a.m. Travel on Saturday will be from Preston through Fountain, Minn. to a lunch stop in Chatfield, Minn.; to an afternoon break in Wykoff, Minn.; and afternoon return to Preston. Saturday evening will feature a dinner at the fairgrounds followed by a dance to the music of “Lost Faculties.”

The Sunday ride will kick off with breakfast at the fairgrounds and the ride leaving at 9 a.m. The travel will be through Canton, Minn. with a lunch stop in Lenora, Minn.; afternoon break in Lanesboro, Minn.; and midafternoon return to Preston. Cost of registration for the tractor ride is $75 which includes four meals and a T-shirt. The Saturday evening meal and Sunday morning breakfast are also open to the public. The two-day tractor ride is sponsored by the Preston Historical Society with help from the Fillmore County Ag Society (Fair Board). The Fair Board will be sponsoring the Saturday evening dance. For more information and registration forms for the Tractor Ride, call 507.765.2453.

Absolute ReAl estAte


Ray W. Merkel Estate

203 +/- Acres Farmland tuesday, september 17, 2013 • 10 AM

sale site: spring Valley community center 200 south broadway, spring Valley, Mn 55975

Parcel one: 87 +/- acres located in section 7 & 8, Township 103-N, Range 13 west. Fillmore County, MN. Approximately 84.7 cropland acres. Parcel two: 79 +/- located in section 6, T 103-N, Range 13 west. Fillmore County, MN. Approximately 73.73 cropland acres. Parcel three: 37 +/- acres located in section 6, T 103-N, Range 13 west, Fillmore County, MN with 3 bedroom home with attached garage, barn,and several pole buildings. Excellent pasture. Property has a well. Located at 27227 Raven Rd., Spring Valley, MN (Close to Rochester).

All Acres survey to Govern

Directions: From Spring Valley go North 3.2 Miles on County Road 8, then turn right/east on Quilt road then immediately turn left/north onto Raven Road and go 0.7 mile. terms: 20% Nonrefundable down payment day of auction. Balance due in full at closing on or before October 30, 2013. Parcels will be sold individually. All parcels will be sold as is. No buyers premium/fee. Call 800-770-0347 to receive an auction information booklet.

Matt Gehling, Auctioneer/Broker


This past Thursday, August 22, the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), on the recommendation of their Board of Directors, awarded a series of individual artistic grants to applicants from all over the region. One of the recipients included Mr. Lane Powell, from Harmony, Minn. Mr.Powell received a full $5000 grant from the McKnight Foundation. Lane is a composer of concert band music and is the Director of Bands at Fillmore Central Schools. The grant proposal is unique in that it allows for Mr. Powell to

compose a piece of concert band music that consists of themes based on Southeast Minnesota culture, geography, and history. Once composed, this piece will be electronically delivered free of charge to every school district in the SEMAC area. These school band directors will be able to prepare and program this piece of music at their spring concerts without any charge to their districts. This will be a piece about Southeast Minnesota, written by a Southeast Minnesota composer, being performed by students who live and learn in Southeast Minnesota!

Powell has written several pieces for concert band. These works have been published under the C.L. Barnhoue, and Powell Music labels. He has also received commissions to compose pieces from bands in Illinois and Minnesota and his pieces have been purchased and performed by school bands in all of the lower 48 states. The music for this grant project will be composed this fall and distributed to area schools in mid-winter. Powell would like to graciously thank the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council and the McKnight Foundation for this opportunity.

Fillmore County Advocates are awarded grant The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Fillmore County Advocates. Fillmore County Advocates is a non-profit victim services agency that provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, violent crime, hate crimes, domes-

tic abuse stalking, harassment, bulling and gender crimes. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a good match with its mission of serving the greater Preston area by supporting programs and projects that improve the quality of life and build a stronger community.

The Preston Area Community Foundation is a non-profit foundation. Donations to the Foundation can be sent to: PO Box 467, Preston, Minn. 55965. Further information can be obtained by contacting Dwight Luhmann at 507-765-3862 or Scott Rustad at 507-765-3823.

Hog roast & trout fishing activities Hiawatha Trout Unlimited and the National Trout Center have partnered to offer a variety of afternoon outdoor activities, ending with a hog roast dinner in the evening. The public is invited to attend the September 14 event taking place at the Preston Trailhead Park in Preston, Minn. Participate in a One-Lure Catch & Release Fishing Contest from 1-5 p.m. along Preston’s Nine-Hole Fishing Course. There is a $5 Participation Fee to enter the contest. Between 2-3 p.m., take a Geologic Walk showcasing river/stream geomorphology, bedrock stratigraphy, and groundwater hydrology. On-site fly casting and fly

tying instruction will be available for those wanting to develop or advance their skills. Trout related flies, books, and fly tying supplies will also be available for sale. All are welcome to attend the Hog Roast meal beginning at

5:30 p.m. in the park. Dinner Prices: Adults - $10, Kids under 12 - $4. There are no advance ticket sales for the hog roast. Please join us for a day of fun, learning, and feasting! For more information email us: info@

Antiques • tools • HouseHold

A u c t i o n

Lunch by Gleasons saturday, september

7, 2013 - 9:00am

Sale to be conducted at the

spring Valley sales Auction Building 412 east Park street, spring Valley, Mn

AUCTIONEER NOTE: We will be selling a large selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, tools and household items from 2 estates and 2 parties downsizing. Don’t Miss This Auction!

Selling 2 Rings - All Day

12-14 Hayracks of Smalls 15 guns selling at 11am sharp For more info contact auction company or

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Auctioneers: Dick Schwade Lic. 23-10018, 507-346-2183 or 7834, Cell 507-251-7313; Tom Jasper 50-113, 507-251-7654; Kevin Grabau 23-91, 507-951-1478 ringMAn: Bob Root, Roger Becker clerk: Spring Valley Sales - Fax 507-346-2163. AnnounceMents dAy of tAke Precedence oVer Any AdVertised or Pre-Printed MAteriAl All of tHe ABoVe MercHAndise is selling As is, wHere is, witH no wArrAnty. terMs: cAsH or good cHeck dAy of sAle. notHing to Be reMoVed until settled for. not resPonsiBle for Accidents or MercHAndise After sold. PleAse Bring ProPer identificAtion.

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Continued from Page 1 coated drill bits for industrial use. Fastenal has provided a letter of intent to the company regarding the product but no purchase or distribution agreements are in place. “We have amazing, wonderful technology here. We’ve spent six years developing the technology to take Nano particles, to take a product a product and make it better. This will help bridge the gap into production,” said Skranka. Contrary to what some thought, this funding will not provide new machinery. Instead, it will fund a carousel component that will be inserted in existing machines to allow for greater consistency in the product. “We’re working on repeatability to a consistent performance standard,” he added. The bits themselves, when coated, are remarkable. When compared to a standard carbide bit, which drilled 60 holes before wearing out, the Nano-coated bit drilled 1,500 holes and under inspection, the 1,500th hole was no different than the first. Still, not everyone was sold. The initial loan to Rushford Hypersonic is in a period of forbearance. “My concern is where the $145,000 will be spent. Will it be spent in a logical way and will there be a way for us to get something out of this as a city?” asked Mitch Bublitz. “This is all well if it works, but if it doesn’t, do you have a plan?” “We were skeptical, too,” responded EDA chair Tom Driscoll. “But the arguments were persuasive when weighed against the alternative of letting this company languish. We tore this thing apart, went through everything, asking every possible question given the history of this company and the city. It’s in the best interest of the city to assist the company.” “We’ve hit a few stumbling blocks,” added Skranka. “The patent is from the University of Minnesota. It didn’t work quite as expected. If it would have, we wouldn’t be asking for the funding.” Since the patent problems, Hypersonic has restructured their board and have adopted a business plan suited to the materials they can use and including small volume manufacturing. Just who the company owners

and stakeholders are was another issue of contention. “If these numbers are true, we should follow through here. Are they going to personally guarantee it? Are they committed?” The company’s work has been funded by the city loan, a SMIF loan, and by private investor. While Skranka wouldn’t comment much on the investors, he alluded to the fact that if something tangible is put forth as a product, investments in it will follow. The security on the loan is the equipment held by Rushford Hypersonic. “We will be secure against this loan,” added Driscoll. “And we’ll find a way to share in the success of this company. Even if there are a few bumps, the projections are impressive. We’re trying to protect the interests of this city. We want to be extremely careful. Part of this risk analysis is finding a way to help them succeed. To coin a phrase, we’re already in bed with this company.” “One of the benefits is to get Hypersonic successful, then make an investment in the town,” added RinTek President Kevin Klungtvedt. “This is an investment in Rushford’s future.” “If what you say is true, I’d invest. If I invested and it wasn’t true, I’d own your house,” stated Bublitz. “I’ll go on record that I’ll personally borrow you the $145,000 if they’ll personally guarantee it.” No one took Bublitz up on his offer, but Skranka alluded that he was confident in the product and stands behind it. The EDA loan process, it was pointed out, doesn’t operate like a bank with personal collateral. Following the public hearing, which lasted over an hour, the city took the issue to decision during regular business. “We’re violating the policy of no more than $500,000 to one company,” noted City Administrator Steve Sarvi. “We’ve done this with one other company, but their loan was not in forbearance. Because of the exception of policy that would be needed to grant Hypersonic’s loan request, the EDA has required additional security on the loan.” A lien on 2 percent of the Class A stock will be held by the EDA until both the total amount due, $636,000, is repaid. In addition, the city is finalizing a royalty amount, which is looking like $.03 per drill bit. The minimum royalty paid would

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Monday, September 2, 2013 be $3,300 per year and the maximum of $50,000. Should the production phase work as expected, the company will start cranking out bits in 60 days, with an additional 30 days to fine tune the process. The goal is to create 10,000 coated drill bits per eight-hour shift, with one shift per day, a $40,000 a month profit to the company. It is possible that up to three shifts could be added should the need be present. “If successful, down the road, are you going to come back and ask for money for a building?” asked Councilor Roger Colbenson. “That scenario would be different,” responded Skranka. “Our goal here is to become selfsustaining.” “We’ve said loud and clear, you’re going to have to find future infusions of cash,” said Driscoll. “This just starts that revenue stream.” “We’ve got $2 million invested in research and development. We’re looking for a small capital investment to get this to a tangible project,” noted Skranka. City attorney Terry Chiglo, who had initially given approval to the language of the subsidy to Hypersonic, temporarily halted that approval prior to the council vote. “If the bits don’t sell or aren’t made, your security is no better than we have right now,” he cautioned the council. “Because of the reference tonight of $2 million in investments, which I wasn’t aware of, I want it certified that the city is first in collateral in case of liquidation. The other requirement that I’d recommend is that this company will comply with the EDA loan policy.” The council approved the funding in a 4 to 1 vote, contingent on Chiglo’s recommendations. Final closing documents still need to be drafted. The clock is now ticking on Hypersonic’s self-given 90-day window to churn out the product. It appears the community will certainly be watching. In other news, the city has moved forward with the Family Dollar project. The council has approved the site plan review based on a Planning Commission recommendation. The city has also entered into a purchase agreement with SMR Acquisitions Company for FD Rushford Minnesota Miller Circle LLC. The purchase includes 1.22 acres of land (block 2, lot 1) in the Himlie Business Park. The amount recaptures the value of the land and utility improvements. Deed work, soil reviews, and other associated costs were all paid for by the company up front. The closing is scheduled for August 30. The site is expected to be completed March of 2014, with opening in the spring. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m., at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Lanesboro man accused of unauthorized practice of law Foxx are likely to what have contributed to the dismantling of Williams Junior’s rights to practice law. In 1981 the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper reported a story on a case where Williams Jr. forged two checks belonging to Foxx, each in the amount of $5,000, and deposited them into his personal bank account. Williams Jr. was working as Foxx’s attorney at the time. Foxx claimed in the article to be helping out Williams Jr. after apparent conflicts with Mickey Rooney and Lou Gossett. There are currently three cases with alleged charges against Williams Jr. that are pending. Charges include Attorneys – Unauthorized Practice of Law, a misdemeanor level offense which carries a maximum penalty of 90 days imprisonment, fines of $1,000, or both. One of the cases involves William Junior’s participation in helping detail bylaws for the National Trout Center in Preston, Minn. Williams Jr. was said to have been operating under the name “Williams Consultancy.”

Seventy-one year old David Welford Williams Jr., of Lanesboro, Minn., made an appearance in Fillmore County Court. Williams is accused of practicing law in an unauthorized manor, which in this case is considered a misdemeanor level offense. Though David Williams Jr. may be having a rough time with the law, his father was one who actually sat on the bench as a U.S. District Court judge for years. David Williams Sr. died of complications of pneumonia in May of 2000 at the age of 90. He was the first African American judge, according to the LA Times, to serve west of the Mississippi River. According to records Williams Jr. attended undergraduate school at Stanford University in California where he also attended Stanford University Law School. Williams Jr. was admitted to the State Bar of California in June of 1968, but in October of 1981 was listed as “Not Eligible to Practice Law.” Following that date he was listed under a “Resigned” status. Unsettling conflicts with individuals such as actor Redd

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Chatfield approves parcel split

off track. He said the city was not in the position to speculate about other issues down the road. He said the proposed parcel size of 3.43 acres meets the minimum requirement for lot sizes. Young said he had been presented with someone’s plan to develop 40 or so acres a few days before speaking with Bucknell. He agreed the only question before this body is the split, noting we will do what we can to help them through other steps in the process. The split was approved. Councilor Robert Pederson stated that it was great that people were interested in moving to Chatfield, Minn. and bringing in business.

shop and house within three to five years. City clerk Joel Young noted it is zoned rural residential which allows for agricultural uses, adding it would be up to the Planning Commission to deal with whether or not a business would be allowed. Bucknell was concerned about the maintenance of the street in the winter as Mrs. Bucknell runs a day care. He was interested in the possibility of developing the nearly 40 acres on the other side of the road. After some detail about the couple’s plans, city attorney Fred Suhler suggested they were getting

By Karen Reisner Kyle and Karla Bucknell requested a split of the Ferguson parcel on Hill Street at the Chatfield City Council’s August 26 meeting. The couple is looking to buy a 3.43 acre portion of the property that lies on the eastern side of Hill Street. Mr. Bucknell explained they were both self employed and would like eventually to run a business from the property. He said they would level two and one half acres and would like to park his skid loader and dump truck on the property. Bucknell stated they plan to build a

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Other Business In Brief •The council approved the use of city streets for the First Annual Gopher Dash fundraiser featuring a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Run/ Walk. Allison Allen represents a group who want to sponsor a family based activity to raise money to support the Action 100 Reading Program and other educational activities. The event is scheduled this year for Saturday, October 12 at 3 p.m. beginning and ending at the high school. Intersections will be closed periodically during the race. Volunteers will be needed to help direct traffic. Tony Lammers said they will put some barriers up to prevent people from going to the

parking lot behind the school. •Mayor Russ Smith reported that he and other officials had went on a day trip and attended a rededication of the cemetery at Fort Ridgely. He said it was interesting to be reeducated on what happened back then and was honored to represent Chatfield. Young said Fillmore County boys were commemorated, especially Chatfield boys. Fort Ridgely is located near Fairfax, Minnesota. It is the site of the Minnesota-Dakota War of 1862. •Young announced that they had just received new information about state mandated levy limits, adding that the city’s proposal was less than what the levy limit is.

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Spring Valley briefed about SE AgStar announces winners of Minnesota Initiative Fund Purple Ribbon Video Contest By Gary Peterson Jennifer Nelson representing the Southeast Minnesota Initiative Fund appeared before the council and explained the objectives of the organization in the coming year. She said that the priorities would be Economic Development and Early Childhood. Funding for the projects will come through SMIF to individual Counties. Fillmore is in line for approximately $80,000. Board member Sue Kolling said that Farmland Retention will be another subject. That consists of farmers that give a gift for land in hopes that it will be retained by members of the family to keep values and traditions in the rural area. David Wetter appeared before the council to address the possibility of having their property annexed into the city of Spring Valley. His property 2310 West Tracy road is currently surrounded by the city. As part of the action Mayor Struzyk said he would be meeting with Public Utilities next month to discuss providing water from utilities and sewer to be provided by the city. There is approximately 11 acres that serve as open space for the eight horses on the property. There will be a conditional use

permit that will have to be obtained through the Planning and Zoning Commission for final approval. The upcoming budgets and work sessions to deal with LGA funds which have decreased over the past three years. The South Park might be seeing some permanent toilets in the near future to get rid of the porta potties. The city is currently spending $500 per month for rental of the Porta potties. The council discussed the hesitancy of people at the park to use the portables and inquiring into the costs that might be realized by making the upgrade. The concession stand came up as a discussion item. The city is considering to hire part time summer help to work in the stand. Mayor Struzyk said that perhaps different church groups could volunteer to staff in and donate their hours. Spring Valley Ambulance Association received permission from the Council to send one of their ambulances to Grand Meadow, Minn. to take part in a disaster drill in September. Council didn’t have a problem if it didn’t result in some staffing issues in Spring Valley.

Mankato, Minn. – AgStar Financial Services, a value-added financial services company owned by its client-stockholders, announced the winners of the second annual Purple Ribbon Video Contest, a contest held to encourage youth to showcase their role in agriculture. The three winners of AgStar’s Purple Ribbon Video Contest are: Rosemary Edberg (14-15 year-old category), Paul Aarsvold (16-18 year-old category), and Richell Mehus (19-21 yearold category). They were each awarded a $500 scholarship from the AgStar Fund for Rural America. Three runners-up were also awarded a $100 scholarship. Winners were announced at the Minnesota State Fair before the 4-H Auction on Saturday. “These young adults are the future of agriculture,” stated Joe Deufel, executive vice president and chief credit officer at AgStar. “By offering these scholarships, we’re recognizing youth for their hard work and encouraging them to continue their dedication to a life in agriculture.” Call today to receive your paper today! 765-2151

Contestants created a twominute video detailing their preparations of livestock for the fair. In their submissions, youth were also asked to highlight either the importance of agriculture or its impact to the world for a non-agriculture audience. Contestants then competed for “likes” on their videos, and the winners of each age group were awarded the scholarship. About AgStar AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the

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FOR RENT 2 br apt. in LeRoy. Newly remodeled. Heat, water, and garbage paid. $485/month. Laundry room in building. Garden patio and parking. NS/NP. Lease. 507-937-3193 r12,19,26,2-x Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 765-2131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfno Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x

Scenic View TownhomeS • Spacious 2 & 3 bedrooms • Attached garages included Printed • Beautiful areawith Soy ink • Starting at $505 Income restrictions apply. 507-864-7880 • Rushford, MN Printed with Soy inK Printed on recycled paper

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RENT BASED ON INCOME! Immediate 1 & 2 bd. apt. openings in Mabel, Harmony, Preston, Ostrander & Lanesboro. Family & senior apts! Some smoke free! 800-676-6505 www. tdd 507-451-0704 Equal Housing Opportunity. r19,26,2,9- o BEAUTIFUL STUDIO APARTMENT downtown Rushford. Approx. 2600 sq. ft. 4 br. $875/month plus utilities. NP/ NS/12 mo. lease. 507-864-4400. r2,9-o

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

EMPLOYMENT PLUMBER VIS plumbing and heating is looking for an experienced plumber. Call 507-467-2431 or 507-886-2008 Ask for John. h2,9,16-o KINGSLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS is in need of qualified teaching substitutes. We offer competitive rates and great students. Please apply on-line at http:// h2,9-o

Gundersen Harmony Care Center RN/LPN - FuLL Time OveRNighTs NuRsiNg AssisTANT - FuLL & PART Time DAy/eveNiNg shiFTs AvAiLAbLe

Shift differentials, Flexible Scheduling and Training. For more information contact: Ruth McGarvey, RN, DON 507-886-6544 x104 or

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growing Case IH Dealership is looking for an experienced Service Tech.

Duties to include mechanical, troubleshooting, and all other duties that go along with Ag equipment and Implements. CDL is helpful. Must have own tools, be hard working and be a self starting individual. Wages, holiday pay, 401K, uniform and insurance to be discussed based on experience. Apply in person at Hammell Equipment Inc. 330 N Main Harmony or Hwy 52 N Chatfield. Green Lea Manor is LookinG for speciaL peopLe who want to Make a difference. Must be caring, compassionate, and a team player.

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

Contact Julie or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor nursing home E.O.E.

115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5436 …because the journey matters

Part-Time Cashier & Stocker Preston Foods is hiring staff to help serve our customers. Candidates must have a positive customer service attitude and be able to work on a wide variety of tasks. Friendly, outgoing and hard working people will find themselves stocking, cashiering and carryingout. Must be able to life 40 lbs. Shifts are evenings and weekends, with some day shifts available. Applications are available at the register Return applications in person to:

Preston Foods ATTN: Tim Kiehne PO Box 309 Preston, MN 55965

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED – CHS Wykoff is seeking a full-time fertilizer and chemical custom applicator / laborer. Must have or be able to obtain a CDL and medical card. Full benefit package and competitive pay. Will be operating newer, well maintained equipment. Contact Deke Stejskal or Ryan Gehling at CHS Grand Meadow at 507-754-5125. CHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. h-2,9-o HELP WANTED in Green Lea Manor in Mabel. Part-time house keeper and parttime laundry 16-24 hours per pay period. Call Bev 507-493-5436. h19,26,2,9- x HELP WANTED - CHS Inc. is seeking part-time seasonal truck drivers and general laborers for the Grand Meadow, Elkton, LeRoy, Ostrander, Spring Valley, Wykoff, MN and Chester, IA areas. Must have or be able to obtain a CDL and medical card. Contact CHS at 507-7545125 or 507-657-2234. CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. h19,26,2,9- o EVERYOTHER SATURDAY childcare needed from 7am-5pm in Spring Valley. Please call Heather at 719-505-3362. h19,26,2- o LOOKING FOR part-time farm work. Flexible hours. Call for more info. 507951-2018. h26,2,9,16-o PART-TIME CLEANER needed at Fillmore Central High School. 30 hours/ week, M-F 4:00-10:30 PM daily. Start date: September 3, 2013. Application available online at www.fillmorecentral. Send completed application to: Mindy Daniels, Custodial Supervisor, Fillmore Central High School, PO Box 599, Harmony, MN 55939. h26,2-o

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EMPLOYMENT Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department is developing a hiring list for part-time jailers. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, certified or within 6 months become certified in CPR and First Aide, and must be of good physical condition and able to lift and carry 25 to 50 lb. of weight. Starting salary is $18.5423/hr., according to the 2013 union contract. Applications and job descriptions with a complete listing of qualifications may be obtained from the Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office by phone at (507) 765-4566. Applications also available @ Applications will be kept on file for a period of up to one year. County employees are eligible to apply along with the public. Application deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013. EOE. h26,2,9-o DRIVERS NEEDED: Truck Drivers needed for a local company in Chatfield. Local hauls only, home every night must have a valid Class A or Class B CDL and a clean driving record. Experience preferred in driving dump trucks and end dumps. Competitive wages. Call 507254-2468 for an appointment. h26,2- o NEW RICHLAND CARE Center has the following positions available: 40 hour day and night CNA positions. 56 hour evening CNA position. 72 hour evening CNA position. Casual CNA and LPN/RN positions. 14 hour dietary aide position. All positions work every other weekend and every other holiday. Please inquire by applying on our website at www., or contact Peggy Qual, DON, at 507-465-3292. EOE h26,2,9- x

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

Contact: Nicky or stop by for an application

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Case iH Dealership in Harmony, MN has an opening for a Parts Counter Sales. Individual has to have the understanding of agricultural equipment and products. Strong computer skills with ability to learn new programs. Has to have good communication skills and be a great team player. Self motivator, self starting and dependable individual. Must be able to work extra hours in busy seasons along with Saturdays. Wages, holiday pay, 401K, uniform, and insurance to be discussed based on experience. Apply in person at Hammell Equipment inc. 330 N Main Harmony or Hwy 52 N Chatfield.

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED: Full-time Serviceman Installation position at K&R Equipment. Call 507-268-4425. h26,2- o PART-TIME HELP wanted in the salesroom. Apply in person at Preston Apple and Berry Farm. h2,9-o OTR DRIVERS WANTED at Lawrence Transportation. Great pay package, benefits, and SIGN ON Bonus! Consistent mileage with the home time you deserve. (800) 328-7224. www.lawrencetrans. com. h2,9-x GIL B’s PIZZA & SANDWICH SHOPPE is looking for part-time help for kitchen and dining room help. Shifts include 11-3 and 4-8pm. Hours are flexible. Stop in at Gil B’s at 111 Parkway Avenue North in downtown Lanesboro for application and more information. h2-o APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full-time County Coordinator in the Fillmore County Coordinator Office. Minimum requirements: Requires minimum of Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and one to two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility and ability to obtain required National Incident Management Certifications are also required of this position. This position advises the County Board of Commissioners on matters such as budget, economic development, risk management and inter-county communications. The successful candidate will have experience in public sector management, policy administration, budget preparation and knowledge of Open Meeting Laws and the MN Data Practices Act. Competitive salary package dependent upon qualifications. Applications and complete job description may be obtained from: Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office by telephone at 507-765-4566 or on the Fillmore County website at www. Applicants must complete current County application to be considered. County employees are eligible to apply for this position along with the public. Application deadline: Until filled. EOE. h2,9,16-o ROOT RIVER HARDWOODS looking for reliable person to work in sawmill. Benefit package available. Retirement plan. Apply at Highway 52 North, Preston. 507-765-2362. h2,9-o $1,000 SIGN ON BONUS Midnite Express wants experienced OTR drivers & owner operators with Class A CDL. Lease purchase plan available. Call 800/726-8639. Apply online MCAN

HelP Wanted Part time bookkeeper wanted. 2 years Quickbooks experience required. Some occasional travel. Send resume to


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Registered Nurses $2,500 Sign-On Bonus

At Chosen Valley Care Center our goal is to expand and enrich the lives of our residents through choices and residential options. We aspire to provide the highest quality of life and care in a home where people come to enrich and expand their life experiences physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually. We are looking for RNs who want to work in a team environment with opportunity to grow. Looking for individuals who are leaders, compassionate, energetic and those who want to put their clinical skills to work in a fast paced work environment. We offer 12 hour shifts, flexibility with scheduling and generous flexible PTO. Please send an application and resume to Attn: Director of Nursing, Chosen Valley Care Center, 1102 Liberty St. SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 or e-mail (EOE/AA)

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


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LOST DOG PLEASE HELP large black dog, white chest, white spotted front paw. Cash reward. 612-708-7696. lf19,2,16- o

LOST DOG - two year old Black Lab, female, has on a black collar, comes to Matty, last seen 2 miles south of Harmony. Please call 507-951-7520. lf26,2- x

LOST: 2 ROWS barbed wire - 8/22. Between 23098 Hwy 43 (South of Bratsberg) and 25264 County 108 (South of Whalan). If found please call 507-8752535. lf2-x

Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfno

FOR SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the country with heated shop. 507-2596961. e30tfn- o • www. • START HERE WITH ZERO DOWN







FARMLAND WANTED. Cropland, Hunting land. Roger D. Johnson Broker Auctioneer MLS & Licensed MN, WI, IL 507-218-1122. e2tfn-o






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

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

ELCOR Realty Co.

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



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



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



$168,900 1005 SUDEN CIRCLE NE, CHATFIELD #4048068


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




$124,900 800 GRAND STREET SE, CHATFIELD #4047349





10:30 AM ~ NOON


• 1 Possible 2 bedroom • 2 Baths • Garage • Large master with 2 walk-in closets • Central vac. • Tile floors • Deck • Appliances • No more mowing or snow removal






• 3 Bbedrooms • 2 Baths • Open layout, 2 Car garage • Great room • updated kitchen, 0.82 Acre lot • No backyard neighbors • 1,604 sq. ft. on main • Recently finished lower level family room

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




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

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


$124,900 44798 GOODRICH ST, RUSHFORD


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

$99,900 205 MAIN ST, FOUNTAIN


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

$109,900 105 3RD ST, FOUNTAIN

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







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




• 2 Bedroom • Private fenced backyard • Garage • New roof • Replacement windows • Permanent siding • Deck • Nicely landscaped • Finshed lower level family room





SOLD LD • 3 Bedrooms • Den for 4th bedroom • 2 Baths SO 908 FILLMORE ST SE, CHATFIELD LD• Garage • Appliances • 3 Bedroom • 3 Baths SO 219 4TH ST WEST, EYOTA SOLD 515 FILLMORE ST SE, CHATFIELD SO • 3 Bedrooms • Den • LD 2 Car Garage • Central Air


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




$254,900 1563 AMCO DR SE, CHATFIELD








$229,900 1033 JOHN & MARY DR SE, CHATFIELD #4047693 1918 HWY 52 S, CHATFIELD



• 4 Bedrooms on second level • 2 remodeled baths


• 3 Main floor bedrooms plus den • 2 Remodeled baths


#4045969 #4045239

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



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








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

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

TOWNHOME LOTS CHATFIELD ORCHARD RIDGE LOTS –BANK OWNED Townhome lots with private backyards (4 walkout, 2 level). This upscale neighborhood is on a paved dead end road with city utilities. Only $20,000/each. Roxanne Johnson, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI Cell: 507-458-6110 ced!

45742 Cty 29, MABEL


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10 acres newer ranch home, custom cabinets, floors, and millwork. Professionally landscaped. Detached multi 4 car garage plus pole shed & adorable barn. Gardens. Next to trout stream & State Land close by. $250,000

202 2ND Ave WHALAN

3 bedroom 2 bath home. Eat in kitchen, living room, large family room, office plus main floor bath, bedroom & laundry. Upstairs offers a loft bedroom, plus master with master bath. Det garage. Att car port. Near river & trail. Contract for deed option. $109,900

25 Center St. W, Harmony, MN 55939 • Toll Free: 888-839-2142 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated



Easy to keep 2 bedroom Home Updated kitchen and bath, 225 5 Ave SE plus main floor laundry. Front 3 season porch adds HARMONY enclosed extra space. 2 car detached garage. Updated doors, windows, & siding. $69,900

210 Center St. W, HARMONY

A great opportunity for you to finish the interior to your liking. This home is at the sheet-rocked and wired stage with bathrooms roughed in. Super location, this tri-plex offers a wonderful opportunity for a get away or a full time home in Lanesboro. $98,500

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34869 Fawn Drive, LANESBORO

Wonderful 4 bedroom ranch with panoramic views, 9 ft ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, gas fire place, an open staircase. Generous sized bedrooms plus LL walkout. 2 car att garage. Easy access to Root River Trail. Couldn’t build for this price! $319,500

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611 Kenilworth Ave S, LANESBORO

Impeccably maintained 3-story 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home. Many original features & tastefully updated. 2 car attached Grandfathered residential/ commercial zoning applies plus B&B licensed offers many opportunities. A must see, seller invites your offer! $345,000


Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. Large 784 sq.ft. 2 car heated garage, built in 2004. Updated include siding, windows, furnace, CA in 2003 & water heater in 2004 plus softener. Stop by and take a peek! $79,900

207 Minnesota Ave W, MABEL

706 Parkway Ave S LANESBORO

1898 turn-of-the-century Queen Anne home offers open staircase, wood floors, stain glass,& 3 fireplaces. Front or back covered sitting porch areas to enjoy the lush garden areas. Beautifully decorated & tastefully updated with 3 bedrooms & 3 full baths. $217,700

2 story 3 bedroom, large bath, main floor laundry home. Family room & living room on main floor offers plenty of room for entertaining. 784 sq. ft. insulated att garage. Fenced yard. Rent-to-own option. $69,900.

New 38608 County 24, CANTON




A slice of country, inviting 2 bedroom home XXX 295TH Ave., HARMONY 7 acres - wooded with 32x26 Amish built log cabin, redone in 1997 with new sheetrock, wiring and front covered porch, 2 sleeping loft areas, 12x24 many other updates. Furnace 3 years old. Newer Farm Land: 22 Acres more or less, cropland, deck. Electric, wood heat, outhouse. Easy access, garage with loft, small greenhouse area detached Section 17 Harmony Township. off hand surface road. Call for details. summer kitchen. Animals allowed. $74,900

15980 County 21, CANTON

Craftsman Style 3 bedroom 2 story half acre beautiful lawn. Grand foyer, open staircase, French Doors, large living room & fireplace. Formal dining with gorgeous built-in hutch. Updated kitchen & baths. Att. 3 car garage. $119,000.

317 W Melby Dr., MABEL

Top-Notch 2 bedroom ranch home completely redone from top to bottom. Custom oak hardwood floors. Oak cabinets in kitchen, center island plus bay window master bedroom with walk in closet & full bath. Garage, spacious yard. $120,000.

21980 Cty 20, PRESTON

30 3 Ave NW, HARMONY Move in ready 3 bedroom home packed with nice features! Custom built oak cabinets, updated 2 bedroom home. Oak hardwoods, updated windows, finished basement. Att 1 car garage, great windows, shingles, light fixtures, painting, back yard with open country side views. Greenleafton super-sized 1 car garage. $68,000 area. $87,500



243 Harwood Ave., CHATFIELD

Pretty darn cute 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Great layout, nicely updated, central air. Lower level finished plus family room and office. Part fenced yard, 1 car att garage. $107,500

450 2ND Ave SE HARMONY 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home. Det garage. No backyard neighbors. $41,500.


55 2ND Ave SE HARMONY 100 Wicket Dr NW, HARMONY

Efficient & affordable this home has been well cared for. Perm siding, updated windows. Shingles in 2013, HE furnace & CA. Det. garage, seller has reduced and wants your offer! $59,900


3 bedroom ranch home on quiet street. Open 3 bedroom 2 story home on corner lot, generous from kitchen to vaulted family room with fireplace. 2 car garage. Main floor laundry and central air. Large dining are, LL finished. Att garage, worship $64,500 area. Patio & storage shed $124,900

255 2ND Ave NE HARMONY 405 North St NW, PRESTON


Raised ranch home with walkout basement. 3 bedrooms on main floor, full bath & laundry. LL with kitchen, 3/4 bath, family room, and bedroom. Att 2 car garage. Store shed & semi private backyard. $120,000


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312 Preston St. NW, PRESTON




401 Hillcrest, LANESBORO 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 2 story home. 9 foot ceilings and hardwood floors. Large dining room with access to the 3 season porch. A full basement with laundry and storage. Walk up attic. Carport plus storage shed. A lot of house for the money! $89,900

Kelsey Fischer Real Estate Agent Office 507-886-4221

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13686 295TH Ave HARMONY

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


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

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Absolutely move in ready 3 bedroom 2 bathroom. Updated kitchen & baths. New patio door and deck off dining area, and open stairway. Large master en suite, walk in closet & patio. Attached insulated and finished garage. $114,900


bedroom ranch home. Open floor plan vaulted 505 Fillmore Ave S, LANESBORO 3ceilings, fireplace, large windows to back yard. 1900’s Craftsman Style Home, 5 bedroom 2 bathroom Master bedroom, master bath, whirlpool & home. Formal dining with built-in hutch. Partially seperate shower. Updated windows, doors, finished basement. Great yard plus detached 2 car siding. Large yard & att 2 car garage. $139,900 garage and 1 car garage. $224,000

Spacious home with 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Original woodwork, wood floors, high ceilings, built ins on main floor. LL family room. Walk up attic. Covered porch, partially fenced back yard. Insulated 3 car garage. $113,900


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Darr realty lIStINGS! 218 S Sherman, Houston

520 Main Ave, Harmony

To be sold online! Open House! Saturday, September 7th - 10am-Noon

Great investment. Triplex. All units have separate utilities and appliance. Can be purchased outright through Sept. 16th. Make an offer today!

$73,500 Completely renovated from the studs out! You’ll be impressed. 2 BR, beautiful KIT, BA & hardwood floors. Well insulated, new roof, windows, elec., etc. Move right in. Seller pays up to $2,000 in buyer’s closing costs w/acceptable offer!

Charming turn of the century home! 3+ BR, BA on both levels, cathedral ceilings. Close to school. Lots of square feet.


BUILDABLE LOT IN RUSHFORD: $27,500. Put up a single family or multi-unit in Tyrol Hills subdivision.



THAK YOU To all who attended my appreciation supper on Tuesday, the 27. The winners of the door prizes were as follows: Branding Iron - Duane Schmidt, Branding Iron - Steve Mandelko, Los Gables - Deb Finseth, Willies -Ralph Bernau, and Village Square - Darrell McCabe. Kids prizes were Tayrn Raaen, Luke Hellickson, and Kandace Sikkink. Thank you to Julie and the Los Gables for the wonderful meal and also Mom, Dad, Jake and especially Mary for all your help. Have a safe harvest. Jason Schwarz Pioneer Seed t2-x

THANK YOU TO all of my friends, neighbors and family for helping me through another crisis. I fell on vacation in Alaska and broke my arm. It is so nice to know people of Preston are so kind. Pat Gartner t2- o

203 W Stevens Ave, Rushford

322 Mill St., Peterson Affordable commercial building on Main Street in Peterson. Perfect for office or retail.


Over 1,000 acres sold in the past year!

Root River Area Properties For Sale •220 acres Fillmore Co. 5 bedroom home, just outside Lanesboro, secluded building site. Hidden fields, maintained trails and great bluff country views •183 acres Fillmore Co. w/home and 3/4 of a mile private stream frontage on the legendary Trout Run. 1/2 mile long private driveway. The ultimate bluff country getaway! •92 acres Olmsted Co. 3/4 of mile Root River frontage with newly improved river habitat •40 acres Fillmore Co. Secluded cabin, great trails, rolling woods and meadows loaded with deer and turkeys, minutes from Lanesboro •11 acres Fillmore Co. Turn of the century brick home waiting to be restored *Call or email for more details

Chad Garteski, Agent/Land Specialist

Cell: 507.269.2742 • Email:

1-800-852-0010 • Rushford, MN

Jeff Darr Cell # 715-495-6948

Rodney Darr Cell # 507-951-3843

Brenda Sheldon, ABR, GRI

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

715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email -

Wooded acreage in rural subdivision. Conveniently located near town with a “country” flare. This multi-level home has 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, formal dining area & eat in kitchen, family room, sauna & whirlpool tub, gazebo, deck, front porch, 2 car attached garage with another detached 2 car garage & workshop. You’ll love the seclusion, perennial gardens and black top drive. The home was built in 1990 and sits on approximately 1 acre of land.

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

Sat., Sept. 7tH • 12:30 - 2pm

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

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Printed on STATE OF MINNESOTA PaPer COUNTY OF recycled FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 23-PR-13-586 In Re: Estate of Paul B. Whalen, Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent’s last will, if any, and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard on Sept. 17, 2013, at 3:15 p.m. by this Court at the Fillmore County Court Fillmore County Courthouse, 101 Fillmore St., PO Box 436, Preston, MN 55965. I. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-204. II. Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by: Mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. MATTHEW J. OPAT District Court Judge, Probate Division Court Administrator By /s/ Mary E. Specht Deputy Court Administrator Date Dennis G. Larson Larson Law Office 312 West Main St. Decorah, IA 52101 Attorney License No.: 00060501 Telephone: 1-563-382-8449/5936 Fax: 1-563-382-8424 Publish 2,9 Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Feed Dog Vintage Machines 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 210 Rochelle Ave. N. Lanesboro, MN 55949 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Theresa Coleman 702 Kenilworth Ave. S. Lanesboro, MN 55949 4. I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 08-07-2013 Signed: /s/ Theresa Coleman Theresa Coleman Publish 26,2

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PUBLIC NOTICES STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 23-PR-13-584 In Re: Estate of Dorothy H. Graskamp, Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated April 5, 2007. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Daniel Graskamp, whose address is 814 Miller Lane SE, Stewartville, Minnesota 55976 to serve as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. 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. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further 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 (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 8/19/13 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Publish 26, 2 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Southeastern Minnesota MultiCounty Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) has amended its Agency Plan in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. It is available for review at SEMMCHRA’s Office located at 134 East Second Street, Wabasha, MN 55981. SEMMCHRA’s hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, a public hearing will be held on September 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at SEMMCHRA’s office. Everyone is invited to attend. All interested parties will have the opportunity to comment on the Plan. Publish 2,9

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No.: 23-PR-13-615 In Re: Estate of George Roger Gilbert, a/k/a Roger George Gilbert, a/k/a Roger Gilbert Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR SUMMARY ASSIGNMENT OR DISTRIBUTION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that a petition has been filed requesting that the Estate assets be summarily assigned and distributed without probate administration. The Petition also requests the probate of that instrument purporting to be the Decedent’s last will, and any codicil(s) to the will, and separate writing(s) under Minn. Stat. § 524.2-513 (“Will”). Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and if no objections or claims are filed or raised, the Court may


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issue a decree distributing or assigning the Estate’s assets. It is Ordered and Notice is now given that the Petition will be heard on October 15, 2013 at 1:15 p.m., by this Court at 101 Fillmore St., Preston, Minnesota. Notice is further given that (subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Court Adminstrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: August 29, 2013 Matthew J. Opat Judge James D. Attwood Court Administrator Ann Fretland Senior Court Clerk Kelly M. Wagner Baudler Maus Forman Kritzer & Wagner LI 124 North Broadway, PO Box 1268 Spring Valley, MN 55975 Attorney License No: #0314031 Telephone: 507-346-7301 Fax: 507-346-2537 Email: Publish 2,9

tion in the district office during regular business hours. Written requests for a copy of the public file on the application should be sent to the Director of District Licensing. September 2, 2013 MERCHANTS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Winona, Minnesota ASSOCIATED BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Green Bay, Wisconsin Publish 2,9,23

1 is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are . 10. If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is N/A. INFORMATION REGARDING FORECLOSURE 11. The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. 12. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $72,000.00. 13. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $83,892.70. 14. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on November 14, 2013, 10: 00 a.m., at Fillmore County Courthouse, Main Lobby, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, Minnesota 55965. 15. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale. 16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, “If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23.” THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Daniel E. Dunn La Crosse, WI 54602-1104 Publish 2,9,16,23,30,7

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No.: 23-PR-13-611 In Re: Estate of Ephraim R. Hershberger, also known as Ephraim Hershberger, Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Saloma D. Hershberger, whose address is 20862 Grosbeak Road, Lanesboro, Minnesota 55949, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment oof the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of general administration, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further 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 (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: August 29, 2013 /s/ James D. Attwood James D. Attwood Registrar Dated: August 29, 2013 James D. Attwood Court Administrator Richard A. Nethercut (MN# 130072) Richard A. Nethercut, PA 32 Main Avenue North PO Box 657 Harmony, Minnesota 55939-0657 Telephone: (507) 886-6131 Facsimilie: (507) 886-2711 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE Publish 2,9 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF BRANCH OFFICES OF ASSOCIATED BANK Notice is hereby given that application has been made to the Comptroller of the Currency, Central District Office, One Financial Place, Suite 2700, 440 South LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60605, for consent to purchase certain assets and assume certain liabilities of the Lanesboro, Minnesota branch, the Rushford, Minnesota branch, and the Red Wing, Minnesota branch of Associated Bank, National Association, Green Bay, Wisconsin, by Merchants Bank, National Association, Winona, Minnesota. Following consummation of the proposed transaction, the Lanesboro, Minnesota and the Rushford, Minnesota offices will be operated as branches of Merchants Bank, National Association. Merchants Bank, National Association will continue to operate all of its existing branch offices. Associated Bank, National Association will retain and continue to operate its existing Red Wing, Minnesota locations. This notice is published pursuant to 12 USC 1828(c) and 12 CFR 5. Anyone may submit written comments on this application by October 2, 2013 to: Director of District Licensing, Central District Office, One Financial Place, Suite 2700, 440 South LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60605. The public file is available for inspec-

NOtice of Mortgage Foreclosure sale DATE: August 29, 2013 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1. Date of Mortgage: October 21, 2008 2. Mortgagors: Kevin S. Lange, a single person 3. Mortgagees: Marine Credit Union Peterson 4. Recording Information: Recorded on April 10, 2009, as Document Number 371116, in the Office of the Fillmore County Recorder, Minnesota. Registrar of Titles of Fillmore County, Minnesota 5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: Assigned to N/A by written assignment recorded on N/A, as Document Number N/A, in the recording office stated in paragraph. INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES 6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 17.0543.00 7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises: Lot 6 and 7 Columbian Addition to the City of Preston, Fillmore County, Minnesota Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) 8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises: 300 Cottage Grove Avenue SE, Preston, MN 55965 9. The person holding the Mortgage: [check one] 0 is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are . The transaction agent’s mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is .

Summary of Minutes August 20, 2013 County Board meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: NONE The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • Agreement for Access Easement with Erlyn and Sandra Marzolf and payment of $1,000.00 for release of current easement. • warranty deed to State of Minnesota for Veterans’ cemetery project. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. August 13, 2013 County Board minutes. • consider forgiveness of revolving loan to City of Harmony for Heritage Grove bond repayment. • hire temporary Office Support Specialist for Community Services Department. • hire Jessy Betts as replacement Deputy Sheriff at union scale. • Joint Powers Agreement with MN Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. • send three Sheriff’s Department vehicles to Auction Associates in Wisconsin. • set public hearing for County proposed 2014 budget and levy on November 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount ESRI, software $10,279.85 Legal Process Services, services $650.00 MN Office of Enterprise Technology, services $1,522.00 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $12,451.85 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (26 bills - not listed) $4,148.54 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $16,600.39 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Winona Heating & Ventilating, Inc., services $13,970.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND $13,970.00 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Baudoin Oil, fuel $11,948.25 Bauer Built, Inc., services $4,032.45 Brown’s Tire & Battery, Inc., parts $939.02 Crop Production Services, services $1,537.68 Everson Excavating, LLC, services $2,387.58 Force America, parts $1,912.71 Hovey Oil Co., Inc., gas $5,978.18 I State Truck Center, parts $658.75 LaCrosse Truck Center, Inc., parts $15,001.35 Newman Signs, supplies $634.59 Scharf Auto Supply Co., Inc., parts $646.94 SEMA Equipment, Inc., parts $572.10 Sorum & Sons, Orval, rock $3,507.22 Spring Valley Overhead Door Company, Inc., door and services $3,495.00 Ziegler, Inc., parts $3,354.06 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $56,605.88 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (22 bills - not listed) $3,578.51 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $60,184.39 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 2


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all children 13 and under are welcome to submit Weather art. send your picture to Fillmore County Journal P.o. Box 496, Preston, Mn 55965 or email it to: or drop it off at the Fillmore County Journal 136 st. anthony st., Preston, Mn Be sure to include Child’s First and last name, age, town and title of art Work.

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Preston equiPment

Preston equiPment

Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, mn Ph: 507-765-3803

new JoHn deere TracTors • 2720 • 3520 • 4320 • 5085M • 7215R

• 8260R w/IVT • 8310R Coming In New • 8335R Coming In New

new 608c’s • Chopping

• Non-Chopping

new Fall Tillage • JD 2623 VT 26’ • JD 714 N Shank • JD 2720 7 Shank w/Rolling Basket

Hay eqUipmenT • JD 530 MoCo’s • JD 635 MoCo’s • (2) JD 567 Round Baler • NH BR7090 Round Baler • JD 935 Impeller

miscellaneoUs • ‘07 JD 320 Skid Loader Cab, Heat, 350 Hrs. • ‘04 JD 320 Skid Loader • JD CX20 Rotary Cutter • JD MX6 Rotary Cutter • JD HX14 Pull Type Cutter • JD 230 Disc

Used TracTors • ‘12 JD 8235R 600 Hrs. • ‘11 6115D 2w Open St • ‘10 7330 Prem IVT/673 Loader • ‘08 JD 4720 72” Deck • ‘05 JD 7420 MFWD IVT/741 Loader • ‘04 JD 7520 MFWD 741 Loader • ‘10 JD 6430 Prem MFWD w/ 673 Loader • ‘08 NH T4040 Open Loader • ‘07 NH TS125A MFWD Loader 2200 Hrs. SOLD

Used combines • ‘11 9770 STS • ‘11 9670 STS • ‘10 9670 STS • ‘09 9570 STS SOLD • ‘08 9570 STS

• ‘98 9510 Duals • ‘98 9510 Singles • ‘98 9510 Sidehill • ‘01 Case 2366

Used Heads

• JD 1293 • (3) JD 693 • (2) JD 893 • JD 630F • JD 925F • Geringhoff 6R Chopping 2.9% FOR 5 yeARS OR 1.9% FOR 3 yeARS ON ALL uSeD HAy & Call On Used Financing Specials! COMBINe equIPMeNT

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lawn traCtors 2005 JD GX255 54 2007 JD LA150 48 2000 JD LT166 48 Hydro 2000 JD LX288 48 Hydro 2000 JD LX279 42 Twin Bagger 2001 JD LX279 48 LQ/Hydro 2004 JD LX289 42 LQ/Hydro 2007 JD X300 42 2009 JD X320 48 Hydro

Garden traCtors 2000 JD GT235 48 Hydro 2006 JD GT245 54 Hydro 2001 JD 345 54 Snowthrower 2006 JD X534 54 AWS 2006 JD X540 54 Ps/Hydro Lift 2009 JD X540 54 Ps/Hydro Lift

CUt 2008 JD 4720 72 Diesel 4x4 JD 850 Cut 72 Diesel 2x4 JD 2210 Cut MFWD Loader 2007 Kubota BX2350 60 Diesel 4x4 2011 Kubota BX2360 54 Diesel 4x4

it’s Lawn and Garden time!

Hd’s 2003 JD X485 62 Ps/Hydro Lift 2004 JD X485 62 AWS SOLD 2006 JD X720 62 Ps/Hydro Lift 2007 JD X720 54 Ps/Hydro Lift 2008 JD X720 54 Ps/Hydro Lift 2008 JD X720SE 54 Ps/Hydro Lift 2006 JD X724 62 AWS/EFI (2) 2007 JD X724 54 AWS/EFI 2007 JD X740 54 Diesel 2007 JD X740 62 Diesel 2008 JD X740 54 Diesel 2012 JD X740 54 Diesel

trailers 2007 Triton AUT1064 Trailer Ramp 2011 Triton AUT1082 Trailer Ramp (2) 2013 Triton AUT1282 Trailer Ramp 2013 Triton AUT1482 Trailer Ramp

sUV 2008 JD TX4x4 Hy Dump Gator 2007 JD 620 I XUV 4x4 2008 JD 620 I Roof XUV 4x4 2004 JD HPX Gator 4x4 2011 JD 825 DX Cab Gator 4x4

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2000 CHEVY 3500 DUMP


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33,000 MILES, OUT IT GOES $18,943


















2007 F150 SUPER CAB




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Fillmore County Journal 9.2.13  

The 9.2.13 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.

Fillmore County Journal 9.2.13  

The 9.2.13 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.