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Volume 27 Issue 1

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Ambulance issues dominate Preston agenda By K aren R eisner

This sign was displayed outside of Generations of Harmony when President Obama drove through town recently. Photo by Sherry Hines

Generations of Harmony creating jobs for many

run her own business. She had never been interested in antiques before, but after traveling with When Jean Ingvalson decided some friends that loved shopto build an antique mall in Har- ping for antiques, she realized mony four years ago, she knew what a booming business it was. that it would be popular. It was Harmony seemed the perfect a big investment, however, and location for an antique mall. “It’s not everyone believed it would right on Highway 52, and there work. But almost three years is already tourism coming to after opening their doors, Gen- Harmony,” said Ingvalson. She erations of Harmony is busier added that she also wanted for than ever. It is filled up with 105 there to be easy access for visitors vendors, with a waiting list for coming in from the highway. more. Before the mall opened, Ingvalson and her husband Ingvalson attended flea markets Terry owned Village Furniture and antique shows and handed in Mabel for 24 years. When her out flyers letting people know husband was ready to retire and the mall was opening, and there they sold the business to their was space available to rent. When sons, Ingvalson still wanted to it opened in November of 2008, By Jade Wangen

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there were only ten vendors. Ingvalson explained the vendors rent the size space they need, or they rent a display case for their items. They are responsible for keeping their area clean and stocked. Generations of Harmony does the selling for them. Right now the place is full, with some vendors renting four or five spaces. “We look at it as 105 businesses within this building,” said Ingvalson. Ingvalson’s daughter Trista works at the mall part-time, and sometimes vendors work in exchange for their rent. Having her daughter work with her See GENERATIONS Page 12 

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Once again, ambulance service issues consumed most of the nearly two hour September 20 Preston City Council meeting. The meeting was closed for about half an hour to confer with attorney Peter Regnier (Jardine, Logan & O’Brien) who has been appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities to advise the city in its response to the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) Stipulation and Consent Order and possible associated litigation. The order from the Complaint Review Panel of the EMSRB was sent to the city in June and is an agreement issued by the EMSRB that outlines requirements imposed on the Preston Area Ambulance to stay a suspension of the service’s license. City Attorney Dwight Luhmann had suggested some amendments to the EMSRB order in August, which were all later rejected by the board. At the September

R-P rescinds resolution to Department of Education much the facility will actually cost. The district had originally passed a resolution asking for the As a result of feedback from full allowance of $20 million of the Minnesota Department of a Cooperative Facilities Facilities Education (MDE), the district Grant. has rescinded its resolution to “Not to put a damper on anymove forward with the bonding thing, we all like to see the glass referendum February 12, 2012. half full, it is going to be a proAccording to Superintendent cess that you can’t give up on,” Chuck Ehler, the MDE, in look- stressed Ehler. “For now, we sit ing at the district’s request, finds back and wait. While it might it not feasible to ask for bonding seem like putting the cart before dollars when it’s unknown how See R-P Page 3  By K irsten Zoellner

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6 city council meeting it was decided not to take any action on the Stipulation and Consent Order, giving Regnier time to see what could be worked out with the Attorney General. The council preferred to negotiate a settlement more favorable to the city rather than to sign the order as presented. Regnier explained this day, before the meeting was closed, that they would have to respond to the EMSRB the next day, Wednesday September 21. He expects the EMSRB to proceed with the Contested Case Hearing if the impasse is not resolved. He advised they close the meeting to protect attorney-client privilege. Mayor Kurt Reicks, after the meeting was reopened, announced they were advised by Regnier to resubmit a counter proposal to the EMSRB. That action was approved along with the authorization of City Administrator Joe Hoffman, Luhmann, and Reicks to act as liaisons between Regnier and the city See PRESTON Page 19 

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Do i really need to be concerned about internal parasites in my pets?

Internal parasites are extremely common in both dogs and cats, especially puppies and kittens. The most common intestinal parasites are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Roundworm and hookworm infections are the most concerning due to their ability to be passed from dogs and cats to humans. Young children are the most at risk and can become seriously ill or even have permanent visual impairment from roundworms migrating into the eye. Otherwise healthy pets may be infected with intestinal parasites and show no outward signs. That’s why it is extremely important to have your pets dewormed every 6 months and have an internal parasite examination of a stool sample performed for each of your pets annually to ensure that your pets and your family are safe.

Question: It seems as though everyone is now using electronic media to get out their message. Why should I bother to use printed material when I am already using the web and social media? Answer: In fact, electronic media is exploding. The new social media have made a significant change in the way we communicate. It is also a fact that over 70% of shoppers will still use printed material as part of their search. They will consult print, the internet and contact the vendor in person to arrive at their best choice. Also, there is a significant, and becoming major portion, of the population that is not electronically savvy (Baby Boomers). So what will a well designed full color ad do to help get out my message? A well designed, full color ad • Will jump off any page where it is displayed and catch the eye of any potential customer. • Is one of the best ways to help drive people to your website. • Is portable and does not require a computer to be powered up to view. • Is permanent and can be set aside for later viewing. • Can be repeated & relates a solid and successful image of your company. Into the foreseeable future, a well designed, full color ad will remain a solid foundation block for any serious ad campaign.

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If your home has been on the market for 3-6 months and the price has already been reduced, you are probably beginning to wonder how much lower you can go. A potential buyer may come along and present a low-ball offer, which can be 10% or more below the current list price and involves some sort of strategic negotiations. Before rejecting such an offer, please consider the following: don’t rEjEct tHE offEr rigHt AWAy. It is important to know that this is a negotiation game and the buyer is serious or they would not have put in a bid. conduct A mArkEt AnAlysis. Check out what has recently sold in your marketplace. It is important to recognize that your home may be priced too high compared with similar houses in your area. nEgotiAtE! Keep the conversation alive with the buyer for as long as you can. Always maintain open communication about your limitations with your agent; they are there to help you. Remember, if the offer is too low, AlWAYS counter; don’t walk away. Buyers are simply testing the waters. Work togEtHEr. Ensure the buyer’s agent and their clients that you are willing to work with them. If you have waited this long to sell your house, what are a few extra days? Keep in mind you don’t want to be so stubborn that you lose the buyer over, say $2,000. BE pAtiEnt WitH tHE procEss. Understand selling takes time and both parties want to meet their expectations. By taking time to work together, you can arrive at a deal that is beneficial for all involved.

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Salvage TiTleS What does it mean when a car has a salvage title? In Minnesota the definition of a salvage title is when a vehicle has had damage that costs over 70% of the vehicle’s worth. This varies from state to state. Typically a vehicle with a salvage title will sell for at least 30% less than the same model with no damage history. is it safe to drive a salvaged vehicle? Yes and no. If a car was wrecked and repaired correctly there should be no problems, but as with a lot of things, if done incorrectly there can be some unsafe issues. Once again which seems to be a theme, get a vehicle history report when car shopping. I, as a licensed and bonded dealer, must disclose title issues, but a private party might not know all the rules.

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You’ve gotten your will done! Where do you keep the original? Above all, you should keep it in a safe place that your named personal representative has access to. Normally, a safe deposit box is the best place to keep important documents. However, unless your personal representative has access to the safe deposit box now, they will only be able to access it upon submitting your will to court. The very document they need to get access to the safe deposit box, will be stuck in the safe deposit box. Many request their attorney keep the original. Assuming that there are no major changes in your life, you will hopefully not need it for years or decades to come. In that time, your attorney could retire or a flood or fire could destroy the document. A great alternative is to file the original with Court Administration in the county in which you reside. For a nominal fee, many counties will let you file your original. If you still haven’t done your will, our office can assist you.

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the horse, it’s time to put it out there so people can conceptualize. A picture’s worth a thousand words.” The next step for the district, a planning, pre-design, and referendum phase will cost an estimated $18,700, according to ICS Consulting, with whom the district has worked with for some time on the New School Initiative. A request for proposal will be submitted to eight firms, with proposals due by October 11 at 2 p.m. There are specific details to be followed, including a timeline. The district expects seeking approval for an architectural firm at the November board meeting, with a December 5 start for the selected firm. “Twenty-nine million is a rough figure,” said Ehler. “We need a starting point; we can always reduce costs of the final project. We need to be extremely careful, and process it properly.” “The structure and design of schools have changed,” added board member Roger Metz. “With technology evolving, we’re going to see some changes taking place. We could become the community that’s building the school of the future.” Metz also stressed the importance of keeping the community informed and involved in the process. As for the current facility, the Facilities Committee met with Gary Benson of ICS Consulting September 9 to discuss the potential reuse and repurposing of the elementary/high school

people do not realize is that it only accounts for 35% of your overall  score. Typically, installment and revolving debt (such as credit cards)  payments will not be reflected until you are 30 days past due. 2. Account Balances. (30%) Paying your bills on time will not  guarantee an excellent credit score. It is important to show discipline  with the use of credit; keep balances to a minimum.     3. Length of time you have been borrowing. (15%) A middle-  aged consumer may fare better than a recent college grad because  of a longer history of repayment and more open credit files.      4. Credit Expansion. (10%) This is often a “catch 22.” Applying  for  additional  credit  will  demonstrate  an  ability  to  handle  more  accounts, however this could reflect negatively as it may indicate a  need to supplement income to meet expenses.        5. Diversified credit. (10%) A good balance of installment and  revolving debt.

buildings, should district voters successfully pass a referendum for a new pre-K-12 facility in 2012. “There’s a real interest on behalf of community to see this building repurposed,” said Ehler. The district is currently working with the City of Rushford, Tammy Lindberg of Linberg Consulting, and architect David Kane, of Kane and Johnson Architects, Inc. to develop potential options for the aging facilities. The district is on the region’s bonding bill wish list. Should the project be selected by the legislature, the district would hold a referendum vote as early as August 14, at the same time as preliminary political elections. District staff and the Facilities Committee will be meeting with Representative Greg Davids September 30 to bolster support of the New School Initiative. In other news, the frequent, often gimmick-filled fundraising, on behalf of various district clubs and groups by students, has many concerned. While it’s no doubt the funding generated is much appreciated, community members, the board, and superintendent Ehler agree that a serious look at how it all works needs to be taken. “I’m equally as concerned,” said Ehler, “To be frank, I wish there were another way. I don’t like the gimmicks.” Ehler referred to the current Chip Shoppe fundraiser being held by PIE (Partners in Education). Also mentioned was the economic stress effect on families with multiple students participating.

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“To be told you have to sell one thing to get this prize, 25 things to get a free limo ride to Peterbuilt and back, it sets up the ‘Haves’ and the ‘Have-nots,’” added board member Angela Colbenson. In 2010, the same fundraiser brought more than $15,000 to the district. “We would need $60 per student to offset those costs,” added Ehler. “That has a large impact in our school. I don’t have a simple answer,” he continued. “We’re trying to get a handle on it. We understand concerns and are sympathetic to it.” Regardless of potential downsides to the fundraising, the efforts of PIE, and other fundraising groups, was applauded by all. The next regularly scheduled board meeting is Monday, October 17, at 6:00pm, at the Rushford-Peterson Middle School library. The public is encouraged to attend. You are invited to our annual

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C ommentary Lessons from 9/11 By Eunice Biel It’s been 10 years since 9/11, and we have learned countless lessons since then. Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He wrote of ten lessons that we should all keep in mind when the naysayers and critics complain that our great country is in decline, so here is a reprint of Eunice Biel his article of the 10 most important lessons from that terrible time: 1. An open society invites attack. Not only do we present an abundance of targets that we cannot possibly defend, but America’s openness is offensive to the repressive, the insular, and the intolerant. 2. An open society won’t be easily intimidated or vanquished. Terrorists deeply wounded New York City, but here we are, 10 years later, more alive, more confident, and more open than ever. Democracy

Government this week • Monday, Sept. 26, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 26, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 26, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 27, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9am. • Tuesday, Sept. 27, Fillmore Central School Board, 6:30pm. Schedule subject to change.

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is a durable system. 3. The issue isn’t Islam, but rather religious extremism in any form — Muslim, Christian or otherwise. When one group claims absolute certainty and the belief that all others are infidels or pagans who do not deserve freedom, then the inevitable next steps will be repression and destruction. 4. Common sense is the antidote to such religious extremism. Dueling faiths are not the answer, but rather an awareness that life has many struggles and no easy answers, that more people are decent than not and that things tend to work out when people are free to make choices. Mutual respect will accomplish more than victory in any sandbox. 5. America is changing, and that’s a positive thing. Change means life, room for new ideas and new generations, energy, optimism, and confidence. Many people fear change, but stifling change will crush the human spirit. 6. Leaders may get headlines, but people make the system work. 7. Even when we are under attack by nihilism, we know not to become a parody of ourselves. The World Trade Center towers were office buildings, not symbols of all that America means. They didn’t even represent the fullness of New York City, not to mention Iowa or Idaho. Those were lives lost, not totems conquered. 8. Our government isn’t being rendered dysfunctional by disagreements or ineptitude, but by a craven class of opportunists who use the suffering of others as a wedge to gain power for themselves. On 9/11, thousands poured into Ground Zero to help as best they could. Then came the politicians who turned a tragedy into a photo op, followed by bureaucrats who made the scene a turf war, and the bigots who used loss to ratchet up their demonization of

others. 9. Phony patriotism won’t vanquish the real thing. Americans didn’t buy the “America first” xenophobia that followed 9/11, or the desire to wage holy war, or a crippling of rights and freedoms under the guise of “homeland security.” Americans wept for America, celebrated freedom and openness, applauded heroism and sacrifice, but didn’t rage for revenge. 10. As mighty and wealthy as some want America to be, our strength is our values. The powerful and wealthy always want to compromise those values in order to aggrandize themselves. That is the great battle of American history. And in that battle, the determination of the free to remain free; the determination of common citizens to cast their votes, educate their children, walk freely, and worship how they wish; the determination of common folks to live fully, no matter how inconvenient it may be for the powerful and wealthy — that determination is our enduring gift to a broken world.

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Letter about Head Start... To the Editor, Stan Gudmundson, in his letter of 19 September, states that Head Start has no “longterm positive effect.” He states study after study supports his point; however, there are numerous studies that prove the contrary. Your readers could access these references on the National Head Start Association website: ne w s _ a nd _ a dvo c a c y /a dvo cacy/head_start_the_facts. I invite Col. Gudmundson to visit the local Head Start center to see our work firsthand before he summarily dismisses the program. Beth Stanford Semcac Head Start Rushford, MN

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By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 As the 25th anniversary of our world famous trails approached, I knew this was going to be one of the most significant news events I would cover in 2011. So, I dedicated my weekend to Jason Sethre visiting all eight trail towns to capture the essence of how each community embraced this opportunity. Lanesboro On Friday evening, there were many speeches, with all speakers expressing some form of gratitude for what the trail has done for the community and the region. Hal Cropp, a seasoned presenter and the Executive Director of the Commonweal Theatre, introduced a star line-up. Mayor Steve Rahn welcomed the crowd and shared his support for how the trail has influenced the tourism opporutnities of Lanesboro. Courtland Nelson, DNR State Parks Director, said “Arguably, the Root River Trail is the best trail system this side of the world.” Tom Landewahr, Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, touched on the subject of breaking through the barriers of state, county and city government for one common cause, which resulted in the development of the trail system. “Those distinctions are just artificial,” he said. Landewahr added, “Every community would like to have a Root River Trail. This is the pearl necklace of Bluff Country, which really helps to keep the communities alive.” In short, his closing message was that community participation makes this trail great. John Edman, Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism, stated “It provides an engine for jobs.” Bobbie Jo Vickerman, Lanesboro City Administrator, said “The bike trail is a prime example of what can make small towns survive and thrive.” A pioneer in the Lanesboro business community that has led to the esteemed Riverside on the Root, Dirty Martini Lounge and Root River Outfitters, owner Julie Charlebois reflected on the economic development growth that has occurred with the trail, concluding how this collaboration has become “Such a great mixture of visions.” Executive Director of the Lanesboro Arts Center, John Davis, pointed out the connection between the trail and the development of the arts and entertainment component that has positioned Lanesboro as one of the top 100 art towns in America. And the final speaker of the event was retired Minnesota State Senator Jerry Gunderson who shared his recollection of the history of the trail from his perspective. He served this district from 1977 to 1980, a short-lived political career in Minnesota politics as a result of his support for the trail system we now enjoy in Southeast Minnesota.

“Two rails closed and the opportunity was there,” said Jerry. “I knew it was political suicide to support this and my opposition knew this. I am very proud to be a part of starting this trail, despite the opposition.” While Jerry lived in Mabel, he knew the scenery was in Lanesboro. He had many tough decisions, and did what he thought was right. Preston The County Seat was hopping from 8:00 a.m. throughout the day, and it was honestly hard to pick and choose which events we could attend based on my vigorous commitment to visit every community during this three day celebration. We started our day eating as a family at the Boy Scouts pancake breakfast held at United Methodist Church. While there were many locals, I also captured a photo of two couples visiting from Waterloo, Iowa. Whalan In Whalan, the crowd was gathering down by the gazebo. I captured a photo of another group of tourists. More than 15 couples have been coming from Mankato to the Whalan area for nine consecutive years. This is their vacation destination. Harmony In Harmony, Lindsey Eiken was taking care of customers at the Sugar Plum House. As a matter of fact, I took a photo of a couple from Waverly, Iowa. The town seemed to have a lot of bikers and vehicles, so the trails must have been busy that day. Peterson Gail Boyum should be commended. As my family navigated all that Peterson had to offer, Gail approached me with a list of events and explained where everything in town was located and how long each event was taking place. My children really wanted to see the snakes, so Gail led us in the right direction so we didn’t miss that attraction. I was pretty surprised to see my son actually hold a snake. He must be a little braver than I. In addition to snakes, Peterson had food vendors, a live band, trout, an eagle from the National Eagle Center, sheep sheering, goats, pigs and horses. Rushford The ExpoCulinaria, held at Hoiland Mill, was a huge hit! I couldn’t believe how many people were in attendance, and this was the first time the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce had organized an event like this. This was a classy affair, and I congratulate the RACC for what I would consider to be a huge success! Fountain The Fillmore County History Center is a treasure chest for this region, full of much more than history. This place if full of lots of conversation. On the Sunday morning in which the center hosted visitors with the offering of coffee and donuts, I followed along with some Twin Cities Bicycling Club cyclists listening to their continuous amazement of how many unique pieces of history were all under one roof. Houston See Page 5 


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Continued from Page 4 While the weather was definitely working against the trail head town of Houston, that didn’t stop Karla Bloem, the Director/Naturalist of the Houston Nature Center, from hosting guests with delicious hot dogs cooked on the grill. I had some great conversations with those in attendance, and I definitely want to bring my children back to the center to see Alice the owl. My thoughts Here’s a rhetorical question for you: Where do you go on vacation? Yes, I think I know the answer. I asked many, many local people this question throughout this past week. Everyone said somewhere else outside of Fillmore County based on their hobbies and interests. Nobody said I am just going to stay here and visit all of our local sites. So, we have all of these locals leaving the area to enjoy their vacation somewhere else. That’s normal and to be expected. This signals why we need tourism in our region. Tourism generates “replacement” income in many cases for people leaving the area to spend money elsewhere. If we did not have tourism, we would not have many of the jobs, income, and economic development we currently have in our eight trail towns. Tourism doesn’t come easy, though. It requires a commitment from the entire community to be a good host. This requires leadership. As I visited each of the eight trail towns, I could tell who was in charge – sometimes unassuming. Tourism requires leadership, and this leadership needs all of the support the community can muster. Some people talk about turning lemons into lemonade. We have the lemonade in our eight trail towns, so we’ve taken the old adage one step further. We’ve turned lemonade into a lemonade stand -- open for business.

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4 Miles north and 1 mile west of Mabel

Serving: 11:00am to 1:00pm & 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Adult - $10.00; Children - (6-12) $5.00; Under 6 - free Carryouts available for noon & evening meal. Delivery available for noon meal only within Mabel city limits. To make arrangements, call


Above are pictures from all eight trail towns celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Root River and Harmony-Preston Valley Trails. Top right photo by John Carlin / All other photos by Jason Sethre

NEW CROP OF APPlEs WEAlthy, JONAthAN, hARAlsON, hONEyGOlD, CORtlAND, MCINtOsh, hONEyCRIsP • Mums & Asters are in • Free Coffee w/baked goods • Raspberries

Squash Tomatoes Calico Corn Gourds & Mini Pumpkins

Wagon Rides eveRy sunday Until Further Notice Fresh Baked Goods You pick Pies, Turnovers, Muffins, pumpkins! Cinnamon Rolls We have Jams & Jellies & Watkins Products OPEN 7 Days a Week 9am-6:30pm

Hwy 52, Preston, MN

507- 765-4486

Tews Corn Maze

5 miles north of Lewiston on Winona Co. 25

“I had 20/20 vision the day after having LASIK. I get the most enjoyment out of being in the woods and being able to see things I couldn’t before the procedure.”

Brian Udermann LASIK Patient

Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 Noon to 6pm through Oct. 30

Flashlight Mazes

Sat. Oct. 1, 6 to 11pm Fri. Oct. 21, 6 to 11pm for an

Oct. 15, 1-5pm Helicopter Rides additional fee


Friday, September 30th 10Am- 4pm - Silent Auction at Harmony Visitor Center. All proceeds go towards the Har mony Holiday Decorations on Main Street.

Saturday, October 1st

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 30th, Oct. 1st & 2nd All DAy - Fall Colors Driving Tour –Maps at Harmony Visitor Center All DAy - City Wide Garage Sales – Maps at Harmony Visitor Center and Harmony Foods (No garage sales scheduled for Sunday.) All DAy - Disc Golf Course-Rent disc set for $5 at Harmony Visitor Center. Maps and score cards available. All DAy - Visit Hobo Camp at Trailhead Park 9Am-4pm - Slim’s Woodshed – Visit the largest woodcarving collection in US Niagara Cave Tours. Friday tours start at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm with tours every 20 minutes. 10:30Am- 3:30pm - Amish Tours by Amish Tours of Harmony. Van tours at 10:30 and 1:30. (No tours on Sunday.) 7:30pm - Movie at Jem Theater. All Seats $4. Bring your own bucket for popcorn and get a discount.

Harmony’s Fall SaleS

Friday, Sept. 30 & Sat, Oct. 1 Starting 8:00 am

Sunday, October 2nd

11Am- 3pm- Silent Auction at Harmony Visitor Center. All proceeds go toward the Harmony Holiday Decorations on Main Street.


Kids Fall scavEngEr Hunt sales saturday, October 1 10 am to 2 pm

Pick Up Scavenger Hunt Clues At Harmony Visitor Center

City Wide Garage Sales

Each child participating will receive a free pumpkin

Maps available Wednesday, Sept. 30 after 4 p.m. at Visitor Center & Harmony Foods

Slim’S WoodShed Gift Shop- Woodcarvings,

carving tools, supplies, books The Loft- Antiques & Hidden Treasures Classroom - Classes & Seminars

America’s Largest woodcarving Museum GUIDED TOUR Indoor- Outdoor

Flea Market October 1 & 2

HOURS: Mon- Sat 9-5 Sunday 12-4

All DAy - Amish Farmer’s Market at Country Lodge Inn 8Am- noon - Bake Sale-Harmony Chiropractic Clinic- Fundraiser for Nativity Catholic Church CCW 9Am- 4pm - Pumpkins for Sale at Harmony Visitor Center Parking Lot 10Am- 4pm- Silent Auction at Harmony Visitor Center. All proceeds go towards the Harmony Holiday Decorations on Main Street. 10 Am- 2pm- Kids Scavenger Hunt. Clues at Harmony Visitor Center. Prizes for all finishers! 11Am- 2pm - Apple Festival at Harmony United Methodist Church, BBQ and turkey sandwiches, pasta and potato salad, apple pie and apple crisp. Craft booth and Church Cookbooks for sale. 1pm - Bean Bag Tournaments. $5 per team. Cash payout to winning team. Sign up at Harmony Visitor Center 1pm- 5pm - Disc Golf Tournaments. $5 per person. Cash payout to winner. Sign up at Harmony Visitor Center

160 1st St NW, Harmony, MN Office: 507-886-3114 email:

Open Daily 10am - 5pm 65 Main Ave. N, Harmony, MN 507-886-4848 ing Ever chrayngfrom invento fters & local cram the A ish

Harmony United methodist Church 60 Main Ave. S., Harmony

sat, oct. 1 • lunch 11am-2pm

In Church Dining room

Now Handicapped Accessible • Carryouts Available


aPPle FestIVal

BBQ & HotTurkey Sandwiches, Potato & Pasta Salads, Apple Pie – Apple Crisp, Beverages. All Served Ala Carte. CraFt BootH & CHUrCH CookBooks For sale

One of SE Minnesota’s Newest Antique Malls Handicap Accessible

Open Daily 10am-5pm

Antiques, seAsonAl Decor, FAlcon AppArel

• Watkins Products • Amish Candy & Jam • General Merchandise Overstock Items


100 Dealers featuring: Antiques, Collectibles Jewelry, Primitives, Artifacts, Tools & Toys, Amish Goods. Something for everyone!

507-886-6660 50 Industrial Blvd. NE, Harmony, MN 55939

Austin’s Angora Goats & Mohair Gifts

PAINT & FLOOR COVERING, INC. 70 Main Ave N., Harmony, MN 507-886-4257 131 E. Main, Caledonia, MN, 507-725-3443

• Raw Mohair & Roving • Beautiful Hand-Spun Natural and HandDyed Mohair Yarn

Sept. 23 to Oct. 31 2011

Saturday & Sunday Breakfasts Starting October 1st • 8:00am

Th e

Village Square

Harmony, MN 507-886-6731

HAMMELL EQUIPMENT Harmony, MN Chatfield, MN Rushford, MN 330507-886-2255 NORTH MAIN, HARMONY, MN • 507-864-2845 (507) 886-2255 507-867-4910

Open 7 Days a Week! Main Street, Harmony, MN

Amish Tours of Harmony Located in the Sugar Plum House at the Village Green, & 45 Main Ave., in Harmony

Experience a lifestyle

Home of Julie’s Famous Homemade Pie


• Variety of Gifts made from Angora and Mohair • Socks & Clothing

E: Web: •

of Harmony

G re at ! Pizza


For Advanced Tickets & Information


507-886-2303 or 800-752-6474

Monday, September 26, 2011


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Chatfield school year off to successful start By Mitchell Walbridge Chatfield School Board members had a busy meeting discussing the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year on Monday, September 19, 2011. All members were in attendance for the regular meeting. Superintendent Harris stated that the beginning of the year in both the elementary and high school buildings has been a success. Explanations and presentations were given by Ed Harris and guest speakers about new initiative training programs taking place in the district this year. Both the SMART goals and the Colors training are being exercised in the elementary school, middle school, and high school classrooms. Lindsey Wojtkiewicz, school counselor, and Trish Doyle presented information

Nativity Catholic Church

Bake Sale

to the board about how the SMART goals program has been working in the district. Students are working on listing academic and life goals and they are learning the steps


IT’S BACK! Starts Thursday,

October 6th 7:00pm

at the B&B Bowl 401 Kansas St. Preston, MN


SponSored by the

preSton Fire department


Unique Gifts for mind, body & spirit

October 1st 8:00am- 12:00 noon Harmony Chiropractic OFFICE

Antiques & Fair Trade Items 45 Main Avenue north PO Box 123, Harmony 507-886-5392

108 Main Ave. North

Harmony, MN

of how to achieve their goals. Elementary instructor Carmen Berg shared how the program is being implemented in her classroom. See CHATFIELD Page 9 

Tasty Temptations Calling all the Best Cooks of Bluff Country! The Fillmore County County Journal 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 - Soups, Salads & Vegetables

Gift CertifiCates Total contest payout of $765 in Total contest of $765 by: sponsored gift certificates just in time for payout giftatcertificates just in time for the holidays to in spend Harmony the to spend at Foods, Preston Foods andholidays Rushford Harmony Foods. Foods, Preston Foods

Tasty Temptations - Main Dishes & Casseroles - Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Calling all the Best Cooks of Bluff Country!

Stock-up on meat for your freezer! USDA Choice steaks, roasts, pork chops, ground beef, chicken breast and more, cut to your specifications!

Custom livestock and game processing, including venison!

16 Oz. • Original

IGA Saltines Crackers 55 Center St. W, Harmony 507-886-2225


12 Pack • Assorted

Shurfine Soda


Large Variety 5/$ of Halloween Candy

Local Fresh Apples in stock!

Caramel Apple Dips

and Rushford Foods. *Participants may win in more - Breads & Rolls than Fillmore Journal is sponsoring a one category. -The Pies, PastriesCounty & Desserts *Participants may win in more cooking competition that will result a selection of the than one category. Seeinwebsites for details: - Cakes, Cookies & Candy top three recipes in each of the following categories: or - Dips, Sauces & Spreads - Special Diet - Appetizers & Beverages (i.e. gluten-free, egg-free, shellfish-free, peanut free, milk-free, etc.)

Total contest payout of $765 in gift certificates just in time for -Contest Main Dishes & Casseroles Rules: Category: the holidays to spend at -1.Meat, Poultrymay & Seafood Harmony Foods, Preston Foods Participants enter one recipe per category based on the categories listed above. Contest Rules: and Rushford Foods. No purchase required. 1.2. Participants may enter one - Breads & Rolls 3.recipe Entries be delivered County Journal office permay category based to onthe Fillmore Name: - Pies, at Pastries & 496, Desserts *Participants may win in more P.O. Box Preston, MN, 55965. the categories listed above. than one category. Cakes, Cookies & Candy Must use original entry form from the Fillmore County Journal. 2.4.No purchase required. May enter often asto you 3.- Dips, Entries may be&as delivered thelike. Sauces Spreads Address: 5.Fillmore Entries must beJournal postmarked to the Fillmore County Journal office County officeoratdelivered - Special Diet no later November 3, 2010. P.O. Box 496, than Preston, MN, 55965. (i.e. gluten-free, egg-free, shellfish-free, peanut free, milk-free, etc.) Businesses excluded from contest, 4.6.Must use original entry form from residential only. Sethre Media Inc. employees excluded from competition. the Fillmore CountyGroup, Journal. The topmust three selected winners 5.7. Entries be postmarked or of each category will be asked to provide a sample Contest Rules: E-Mail: of the food for judges to finalize the placement of those top three winners, accordingly. to the County 1.delivered Participants mayFillmore enter one recipe per category based on the categories listed above. The judges will conduct their taste tests, and the following prizes will be awarded per category: office no later than 2.Journal No purchase required. Phone: 1st Place will receive a $50 gift certificate for use at Harmony Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 2, 2011. 3.November Entries may be delivered to the Fillmore County Journal office 2nd Place will receive a $25 gift certificate for use at Harmony Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 6. Businesses contest, at P.O.excluded Box 496,from Preston, MN, 55965. 3rd Place will receive a $10 gift certificate for use at Harmony Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods only. Sethre 4. residential Must use original entry Media form from the FillmorePlEASE County Journal. SuBMIT THIS ENTRy 8. Group, The topInc. three recipes of each category will be published in the November 15, 2010FORM employees excluded May enter as often as you like. AlONG wITH yOuR RECIPE “Top Chefs of the Region.” competition. 5. from Entries must be postmarked or delivered to the Fillmore County Journal office 7. Recipe andNovember taste testing to be held at Rushford Foods on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 from nojudging later than 3, 2010. 6:00pm-7:00pm. 6. Businesses excluded from contest, residential only. 8. The top three recipes of each willexcluded be published in the November 14, 2011 Sethre Media Group, Inc.category employees from competition. “Top Chefs of the Region.” 7. The top three selected winners of each category will be asked to provide a sample - Soups, Salads & Vegetables

of the food for judges finalize placement of those topwill three The judges will conduct theirto taste tests,the and the following prizes bewinners, awardedaccordingly. per category: The judges will conduct their taste tests, and the following prizes will be awarded per category: 1st Place will receive a $50 gift certificate for use at 1st Place willFoods, receivePreston a $50 giftFoods certificate use at Harmony Harmony and for Rushford Foods Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 2nd Place will receive a $25 gift certificate for use at Harmony 2nd Place will receive a $25 gift certificate for use at Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 3rd Place will receive a $10 gift certificate for use at Harmony Harmony Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 8. 3rd The Place top three recipes of each category will be published in the November 15, 2010 will receive a $10 gift certificate for use at “Top Chefs of the Region.” Harmony Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods.

Congratulations to the 8 Trail Towns

25 Anniversary th

and the

Root River Trail Committee who made this celebration a sucess! TR

September AIL 2011 Continued the com FILLMO from Page RE COU 1 there was mun ities at-la rge, snakes. NTY JOU extended RNA L/O ence relat quite a bit of resis At that time LMSTED anot her ing to the COU NTY , a man in DNR spen idea of thet- city of Fountain mile to the ton paid good JOURNA ding the in anot money for Pres- money L skin and publ ic’s betwher 5.8 miles 1993, and on a snak Page 5 was adde een Rush People whotrail. Somehow the meat of a snak e d ford tell abou my father lived e. cerns felt thatvoiced their con- Creek Woods in and Money t By the end 1994. prett y goodit, so he must be to use the trail no one wou ld of maybe that’ snake hand ler. a landowners . Many farmers, terpiece know n 1995, a masA life- size Or, ses and as Rive s just the most r woo a and story. Root hobo cam really good were again d carved busins- Valle Harm left on the y State Trai ony-Preston Harmon p is located Lanesbor st the idea. With the establish The cata at o y-Pr the ment ls side was for lyst were of eston the cyclists. the only town addRoot River Trail in in favor of for change ready in Harmon Trai l head to com mun icate of building s Eventuall SE Minnesota, some to the restrooms to d, Park area and This wise people in Harmon min construct the Root River Trai better accommodate with the trail was introduce nies bega y, railroad com old railroady, not far from new playground ognized the value ion y rec- Harmony Lions visitors. The l cheap by entire project wasn pathe of ded travelers. The likein the city limits. Onceestablished. The Country ing in extending the t in that Eventuall at that time. rails servi n to decommission Club built a great life was along the existed was any The cam depot. center trail system to at the Harmony, and establish playground area ng small the trail black means. With ’t Stan as all 8 communities the trail’s the JailHouse Inn B&B next, followed by the Trail- equipmenThe Milwaup Harmony- y, the idea for site, and has just Preston with towns like ed the Harmony the came top span Excitement is building ley “Slimwas created by which was locatedhobo camp, the recently completed Prest d Coun- location. system rev up to celebrateCounty for Trails Inn and Suites was mos ” Maroush a 9-hole ning in 1978 the last train run- Trail beca me on Valley State feet wide and rangning eight of Elevator restora- mission in 1989. Working with Preston, Trail Com- Disk Golf Course providin summer the Crestwoo Root River State Trail Slim’s t conveniewherever it and all of Fillmore trail’s for- head Inn and Suites. Last and in June of this year, two kee project, under the Preston Valley ek ly close 2-1/2 g additional recreatio the Harmony- opportun ing more conc when the tion So, with . by the Trail Commission 25th anniversary. Preston, nal ities at the trailhead to the railr nt, usua lrete to paveinches thick, theup to Woo dsh ed try Cabin was in business positively impacted was established. The Inn and Suites prop- direction of the Pres- Harmony . The Harmony Area a joint powtwo towns form oad track railroads miles and miles that matter, has been Historica l Society - Preston Valley State ed amounte the Root Rive cost in Harmowere built on the Trailhead , JailHouse . ers servi of cabins Society, interview l has boar 1993 ng Trail, created phone existence. H a chas r May, Historica In d that part of the Root at the to each of no Trai ny an Interpretive Room ton o b o to a d mation and Visitor Center, created erty for Preston visitors. stated that the trail system is the has been a wonderful River Trail System, was completed the town purpose sold ed the land in 1985 pur- to $50,000to roughly $40, l m to com- By Ju Lesson: According were ofte s current Root A Brief History in the “Republican-Leader”, a joint s along the in the fall of 1997, Geology 000 emorate it to the lie Ki an Interpretive Karst with support per r, Marc Sather and to the n mile Presengine Innkeepe ribbon time in the DNR article cutting in the spring . By the the River Trai site on the Bike Trail known the economic addition to the that same area was e was formed front page news life of St Minneso ehne, La l, this year. and supported the of 1998. This ation Valley Trail committe tal in trail devel- single element providings. Sather also made it clear that ton Trailhead complex new trail section is 18 Valley State Har mony-Preston of a life sized Hobo cretheir coloby ta’s pr nesbor As supp nity that ripe for an opportuate hobos Harmony-Preston miles in length from Trai Camp at the Trailhead rwou lation individuals instrumenMarc Sather, and these lodging businesse business without the area. With increased to Preston and Harmony by woodcar ful Harmony- ort grew for the that cost shot ls were paved, t r a v e whoSout Bike Tr emier rec o Cham Park passing of ld come with the 1989. Key Preston connects to the Root Inn would not be in has a popu ver Slim Maroush as far away David Joerg, on Isinours lled heas Preston Valle up to $80, ail Sy per mile tain, MN a Minneso ek. The Harmony River Trail at Chambe reatio ber of n a m nickon plans the JailHouse were Dick Nelson, Preston. Bikers from ern gaterecreational traffic Trai into Foun ter working opment alo man Junction the of west have 000 l, coming started secti y Area the n ta date r the between State traffic e of ste Norway group nal tra Com Commerce, ons built trout trail state lic l town rails ng th DNR held , and n as MN Fountain and Lanesbor railroad m suchmerc s , The smal on Dale Wille. The Preston The first was an inner-city trail as Singapore, Copenhagen, Germany ly because of the the Root River,is also Over the years, e it is know Recreatio called the Outd “Sink Hole o. the Historica l Society The City of Harmony, and Harmony has made oor was meetings in whictwo pub- per mile grade, and $100 old throughoutover 60 peacefu amid 30 meanders il, ththe eas n Act of 1975 people, but e Ro well as the Inn specifical the city’s flood fishing activity are now looking for three separate projects. several changes ments m ,000 A m e r i c outd l h there little deba The man for sections ot hob of only 410 r Trail, as was extended from . of the Root River in at improvestayed at the JailHouse SE Minnesota. a result,to accommodate Preston The e2 to the Visitor Center a , oor iles of pa Root Ri 0-foot lim thro visitors d inand non-railroad ver Root Rive built ughctedRio’s depi running along the bankwould be connecting the trail from exceptional trail system reputation in sales tax was col- on the rise. As enhance been establishe was to mak date of the ORA Essentially, te or concern. ofte has ce dem to better serve the ve Pag the trail user’s enth Center The traile day.has since made a experien al ca way to the using The early promote in total of over grade. With on purs n and exception most busin ..... enat usias ved surfa r. The estonthe ately $45,000 in the National Trout cold water plain. The next phaseof the Root River Trail, which would streamsguidance were in favor e bluHarscmothe USA”. from in Governor’s ic fo talyst fo olition nesotans e available to Min rs of the trail developm public. In 1985, approxim county receives e3 a ...... uit ofLa tra ts esses 60 in th, and in 1993 head ffs an of th Capital of Fountainck r Design saw the economi were placed the A bike racks celebrating our fine Team. ent foreCounty. Today, our Enjo each sea ce and att il syny the Isinours Junction Valley Trail. In the part of Pag in ... nesb tunities forthe abundant oppo - with the majoof the trail along trails, the cost miles on both work and improving the trail ain stem cam to ng e fish shapedmajor d in rce for cu a group Harmony-Preston Nelson, stated that lected in Fillmore million in annual sales tax. Between trout fishing. Three was y th park p: ..... racts O d ba so of or tota 75 ce of both bikexperience trail extension c and recreational opportunities the best r- own a . tr y, hopifor 5 Lanesboro of cit depot dithe the the importan town then link to the ltura g su ...... ckpeop thouk l bo Foleun ent of wonderful Trailhead ers. Park rity of the land- Min bike trails in having the adve ntur e.0 that o, Min e Cadi n. The idea outdoor recreation increased nine was a hasots between $1.3 - $1.4 would provide. Harmon which portraydevelopm representative, Dick e 4rence on built kidsinhop onlotmwas g ba as the trail. The actually cam neso . mary llac ing was meetin pport by l and co izens to al resources for Preston. has th article, Preston trail would like to see a trail leading out 1989-1996 sales tax for lodging alone and hospital- Preston in May as major Harmon Sout heast Fol low thousa n ...... big diffe nesota does Park in a tourist destinati ma sand y has long been Pag recreation y. This the top the s ta to the Osc w to of .. on d parkding Har headorinwalk new conc Min leisure be mmerc form e unex of e group park moved The 7 priar, from fishing possibly knoc nd y’ the has ... neso on with the developm Trai ing includes a significa gs is a come with re ys Pres County. ing and les, about this eventually person who th pe a were cons ern, so park ing lots price tag. ing least The towhil nt park- Cave in the ki Natural Resota Department e 6e little s of vis come a ls! H a r m o n y govern , they areaone well war they ent of Niagara th ain ride The e ts n onA black times over in Fillmore and County, reported a Park. Nelson spoke bolike Los Gab ony...... a the open asfriendly tructed in a largepeople, twenties, and tourism Many of us know at beauty,ascharm, bega ng on ial revita voluntee cted of in men desti riving itors esto ha s a vehic gles h ae tr ton. restauran amount Pag to Forestville State separate lanes, one for horses and one ity industry, as a whole in Fillmore urces in fit d re, bene th alone to of H a Pr in in .. green 1970 By road Harm numbers door its wn r task a an t, rm n th ibu many 1990 was space lizati of 8 na their di co ially tc the es These ... ea n expanded two the trees planted ’s. With with the introduction , hobossy m loc ony k , vid al opportun numbers mmun tion ca ,toespec ch and in n Squa Ha with Pr e whenVilla in 1998-2004. re, d. our area because s Harmony-Preston to beautify recreation being a trail with own ge So, of Amish Tours in no more mid- 1995. to esses ro ... the park. The Harmon Preston ntio ge For-explo running on busin unique outdoor wou ld do 23% increase between ce and definitely py Slim,natura uals cre al nonpro e revitaliz and ho on. Gain by a hedgerow. The re what wnt e Squa ilroalocal ity e ch, Visitor wntol ill town the Root year. Fi for hu Slee the seventies. The trains and the State Trail sysin systemshow do the two Center trave sbo atte abel. y extension of the trail River .... Pa lding for bikes, separated completed in the fall of 1997 and is validate the trail system’s importanplay a vital role in because of its manytribute of was the ate Root e tim they in a Bent moved l the ation fit e hom nd on rst ... to 9 Wren from wn H rail ne Ri res to by in dort hous the ra ateThe a d In of a ng whil on town trail by the end impact the Le redns d b a gbrin system has further ils h inclu or trailhead area, a new provide 1978, ve Va 1985, the settle ource tourists La des a co to comtown thto ss th ge ...... helped tothe at only passi ofte er ties. Preston pays gazebo/shelter ed Cou it has payithrouinghM e Wwhic Valley State Trail was ith land tourism opportunities n expanded of lifewas ate that out of state econ growth. Lanesbor dH llabo ganizatio process wn Prearcher merc e midbuilt and improvem the right the DNR acquitted Isinours Fore stsren’t ngd up park in a18t tofi e di, str g back m s, the .. 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Pa with . One nts integ me wh bu rails rs come ain as yinfaJune ate ts ar histo and ized and one 12 room paved in ratiosh a coceorto, relax ... the ton. end y to was celeb rema t, us e ford as chan ter ilt Celebr th m underutil e to fath Pres , ha s abou Reso we trail tr es do ... w well ic, s ined str greatly d . ral gh was th d y Th vings, s week 1988. The urce en self- eet . coul was re bo partricofbu from of H Ru APPlE Prd hi le wnto ... heDays carving ed a ni s an ch flo secon lit 10,000 Sq. Ft. of Air Conditio M know eater e held vera Trail tools, supplies, books mun the M d litity the istor route ful, of the ton ... NEW CROP OF en s walke ne trail was the area every year. outside of indeits wn relia ntanand ild- com for s up in towns stories trains na m W her year- erary, . 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Elementary principal Craig Ihrke elaborated on the MCA scores that were recently published. Ihrke stated that although the math scores were lower than expected, scores

instructor Julie Gloss reflected on her year as she participated in the teacher exchange program. Gloss spent several months in Mexico through this program. Also, student senate members were present to share information about Chatfield’s homecoming week, which is

were lower across the whole state. Ihrke was pleased to see the school’s reading scores had progressed towards the school’s goal. Two informative presentations were made during the meeting in addition to the regular meeting agenda. Spanish


rapidly approaching. In consent items, the board passed motions to designate Mitch Lee as media assistant, to hire Lois Docken as community education assistant, and to hire Jayna Tangen as assistant cross country coach. Also, motions were passed to

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appoint election judges, to set the truth and taxation hearing for December 19, 2011, and to certify the levy for the 20112012 school year. Before adjourning, the next meeting date was set for October 17, 2011.

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Lucille Hareldson Lucille Hareldson, age 80, of Lanesboro died on September 17, 2011, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where she had resided for three years. Lucille Eleanor Aasum was born on June 27, 1931, in Hesper, Iowa to Olaf and Mabel (Johnson) Aasum. She graduated from Mabel High School in 1949. Lucille lived in Rural Hesper until 1952, in Rural Lanesboro until 2004, lived with family, moved to Grandma B’s Elder Care in Rochester for two years and in the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield for the last three years. She married Orris Hareldson and was later divorced. Lucille was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and WELCA. She was a hard worker on the farm for many years. She was on the Carrolton Township voting Committee and worked at the Eagle’s Bluff Resource Center. Survivors include two sons, Gary (Sherry) Hareldson of Fountain; Roger (special friend Trish) Hareldson of Lanesboro; six daughters, Lorraine (Eric) Froyum of Zumbrota; Linda Peterson of Northfield; Diane (special friend Raymond) Hareldson of Preston; Cheryl Kelly of Lompoc, California; Judy (Brian Cramer) Anderson of Owatonna; Donna (James) Fry of Grand Meadow; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Emily. The funeral for Lucille Hareldson was Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Rev. Kerry Eversole and Rev. Lyle Aadahl officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro. Johnson-Riley Funeral

James O. Himli James O. Himli, 90 of Rushford, MN died on Monday, September 19, 2011, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. James was born on July 26, 1921, in Rushford to John and Anna (Magnuson) Himli. He was raised in Rushford. James worked on his family’s farm for several years. He married Christine Knutson in 1953 in Winona, MN. Christine died in 1979. James worked for Miller Motors, P and J Motors, and Dahl’s Auto Works in Rushford as a mechanic for many years. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by a son, Joe (Dorothy) of Rushford; three granddaughters: Sandra (Jeff) Kitzmann of Red Wing, MN, Jennifer (Frank) Bearbower of Rushford and Tina (Matt) Stanton of Cochran, WI; a sister, Agnes Glenna of Winona; and by many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, Archie. There was a funeral service for James on Thursday, September 22, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford with the Rev. Merlin Stephan officiating. Burial was in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Rushford. The family prefers memorials to be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Services. Jordy Johns Jordy Johns, age 67, born in Harrow, Ontario, Canada, of Preston, MN, died on Sunday, August 28, 2011, at home of cancer. Jordy was born as Arthur G. Meldrum Johns on September 19, 1943, Jordy Johns

to Betty and Currie Johns. Although born in Canada, he came to live in the United States as a child and graduated from Libertyville High School in Libertyville, IL. He was raised on the Edward L. Ryerson farm in Deerfield, IL with his Uncle Bill and Aunt Jean Craig, who were the farm managers, where he learned to ride and train Arabian horses. After graduating from the Chicago Art Institute with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, he continued with his passion for training horses and became a respected horseman with many World and National championships in several divisions with Arabian, Morgan, and Quarter horses. He was a longtime member of the United States Equestrian Federation, United Professional Horseman’s Association, Arabian Horse Association, Northern Illinois Arabian Horse Club, the Morgan Horse Association, the Quarter Horse Association, and the Minnesota Paint Horse Association. Jordy taught many people not only about their horses but also about themselves and their abilities. Jordy was also known for his ability to communicate with children as well as educated adults. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and the entire equine industry. Survivors include his wife, KimAnn who he married on June 21, 2008, under the old oak tree on the farm in Preston; and also his brother, Richard Johns of Antioch, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; his uncle and aunt, Bill and Jean Craig; and his cousin, Saundra Craig. In accordance with Jordy’s wishes, his body will be cremated. There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Jordy on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 2:00 pm at Stone House Stables located at 21745 US 52 in Preston, MN. Please join us. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials See OBITUARIES Page 11 

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Fillmore County Church Directory A rendahl Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2477 Assembly Of God Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church ………………… Fri. - 8 : 30am & Sat. - 5 : 00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 45am & 6 : 00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church …………………… Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 00am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 509 Kansas St N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 37784 Dogwood Rd, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3769 Emmanuel Episcopal Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2164 Faith United Methodist Church ……………… Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 617 Maple Ln, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2830 Fillmore Free Methodist Church ……………… Sundays - 8 : 30am & 10 : 30am 19127 County 8, Wykof f, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am & 6 : 00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston …………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am & 7: 00pm 108 Chatf ield Ave N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4960 First English Lutheran Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2793 First Lutheran Church of Highland ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 22423 391st Ave, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3318 First Presby terian Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran …………………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church ………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran …………………………………… Sundays - 11: 00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905 Grace Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2218 Greenf ield Lutheran Church ………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am & 11: 00am 235 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3272 Greenleaf ton Reformed Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am Highway 9, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2546 Harmony United Methodist Church ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 60 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886- 6851 Henry town Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am PO Box 103, Harmony, MN 55939 (Henrytown) (507) 886-2425 Highland Prairie Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 43265 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 864-2731 Immanuel Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 254 Main St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2801 Lanesboro United Methodist Church ……………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 507 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2646 Mabel First Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 202 N. Oak, P.O. Box 395, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5293 Mabel United Methodist Church …………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 111 W Newburg St, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5296 Nativity Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 8 : 45am & (3rd & 4th) - 10 :30am 640 1st Ave SW, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-2393 New Life Victory Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 440 2nd Ave SE, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3525 Newburg United Methodist Church ……………………………………………… 3.1 miles N. of Mabel on Hwy. 43 ; 2.2 miles W. on Co. Rd. 24 North Prairie Lutheran ……………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Highway 30, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 875-2460 Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church ……………… Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 30am 805 S Broadway St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7251 Pilot Mound Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 8 Miles N. of Lanesboro on 250 then 4 miles W. on Hwy 30 (507) 875-2460 Pioneer Presby terian Church ………………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 206 Fillmore St NE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4037 Preston United Methodist Church …………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 212 Saint Anthony St N, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2503 R iver Of Life Regional Church …………………………………………………… 220 N Money Creek St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2853 Root Prairie Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am County Rd 11, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4455 Root R iver Church of the Brethren …………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 23553 County Rd 20, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4772 (Guest Pastor) Root R iver Community Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 503 Nannestad Lane, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7074 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………… Sat. - 5 : 30pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 101 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Satersdahl Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church …………………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 408 Preston St N W # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 241 Line St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2585 St Joseph’s Catholic Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church ………………… Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 11: 00am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772- 4474 St Olaf Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 10 :30am & (3rd & 4th) - 8 : 45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall ……………………………………… Sundays - 8 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church ………………… Sun. - 10 : 00am & Wed. - 7: 00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church ………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 378- 4801 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints ………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA …………………………………… Sundays - 11: 00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 204 South St, Ostrander, MN 55961 (507) 657-2203 Union Prairie Lutheran ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3363 United Methodist Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 236 Gold St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352- 4136 W halan Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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may be given towards his medical fund at F&M Community Bank in Preston, MN, or to “Paula Purse” at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse to assist cancer patients with gas/transportation to and from the hospital. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, La Crosse, is assisting the family with arrangements. Margaret Elaine “Polly” Reinarts Margaret Elaine “Polly” age 90, of Preston, MN, a resident of Minot, N. Dakota for more than 70 years, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Traditions of Preston. Margaret was born April 16, 1921, in Bowbells, N. Dak., the daughter of John and Lillian (Peterson) Gorman. She was raised in Bowbells and graduated from high school there in 1939. She came to Minot where she attended Minot State College and later the Minot College of Business. As a young woman, she worked for the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Bowbells prior to her marriage to Donald H. Reinarts on November 10, 1941, in Bowbells. The couple made their home in the Minot area. In addition to her husband’s career at the Minot Post Office, she and her husband operated a grain farm southeast of Minot. This is where they raised their four children and lived for 36 years before selling the property and moving into the city of Minot. In 2009, they moved to Traditions of Preston to be near their family. Donald died May 14, 2011. Margaret was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. She was also a member of St. Joseph’s Hospital, American Legion and Elks Lodge Auxiliaries, the Magic Squares and the Hustlers Round and Square Dance Club all of Minot. When

their children were in school, she was active in their activities, including, the Parent Teacher Association and the annual Bishop Ryan Carnival. In Preston she was a member of St. Columban Catholic Church. Margaret was devoted to being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and all the activities those roles encompassed. She was equally devoted to her faith. She wove into family life her skills as a cook and seamstress and enjoyed playing cards, gardening and square dancing with her husband and partner. She is survived by two sons, Tom (Judy) Reinarts of Peterburg, Ark., and Mike (Theresa) Reinarts of Eagan, MN; two daughters, Patricia Gartner of Preston and Susan (Bruce Wick) Stubinski of Houston, Tex.; ten grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; brothers-in-law, Robert Reinarts of Minot and Milton Aisenbrey of Newburg, N. Dak.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Lois Aisenbrey and Maxine Siemers; and son-in-law, Mike Gartner. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Minot. Burial will be in Rosehill Memorial Park in Minot. Friends may call at the church on Monday an hour before the service. Kevin Phillip Staub Kevin Phillip Staub, age 55, of Harmony, MN passed peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at the Golden Livingcenter Lynwood in Fridley, MN. Kevin was born October 29, 1955, in Spring Valley. Kevin, who had Downs Syndrome, lived with his parents, Glenn and Phyllis (Wendt) Staub, on a farm near Wykoff. Kevin loved farming and was especially fond of John Deere tractors. He would frequently speak of “mowing


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hay” and “combining beans” with his “Pop”. Kevin later moved with his parents to Fountain. “Pop” passed in 1999 and Kevin’s beloved “Mom” in 2009. He moved to the Forest View group home in Harmony in 2004. Kevin’s family would like to extend thanks and appreciation to Cardinal Homes and to all the staff for their care and guidance to Kevin during his years there. Thanks to Kevin’s best buds, John, Charlie, and Denny for their friendship. A special thank you to Lawrence Stortz for his friendship and providing rides for Kevin to vist his “Mom”. Thanks to the DAC in Preston for their contributions that served to enrich Kevin’s life. He loved bowling and received several “Best Bowler” awards. Kevin moved to the Harmony Community Healthcare in 2011. We would like to extend a thank you to all the staff for their care and kindness to Kevin. Following a brief hospitalization, Kevin moved to the Golden Livingcenter Lynwood where he was well taken care of. Kevin is survived by his loving sister, Sherry Nesheim of Robbinsdale; brother, Larry (Rosella) Staub of Zumbrota; special nieces, Sheila Valardi and Shelly Valardi of Minneapolis and Sherrie Staub of St. Charles; and aunts, Laura Shephard of Omaha, NE, and Aletha (Robert) Buck of Shelby, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents. The funeral was Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with Intern


Pastor Kyle Jackson and Rev. Betsy Dartt co-officiating. Burial was in the Fountain Lutheran Cemetery in rural Fountain. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association and/or your local ARC Chapter. Kevin had some limitations, but gave life all he had. He and his smile will be missed by all who knew him and whenever we see a John Deere tractor we will smile. Donne D. Tammel Donne D. Tammel, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Donne was born to Jacob and Jessie (Broadwater) Tammel on September 24, 1925, on the family farm in Bristol Township, Preston, MN. He attended Prairie Queen School, graduated from Preston High School in 1944, attended McPherson College for one year, then returned home to the family farm. On September 24, 1950, he married Marilyn Kyseth at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, MN. Donne was a longtime dairy farmer. He was a member of the Fillmore County Pork Producers and received various dairy and soil conservation awards. He hosted the Dam-0Rama in 1958 and was extremely proud of his Century Farm. Donne was a lifetime member of the Root River Church of the Brethren, rural Preston, MN. Donne enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking his

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grandkids on Gator rides, gopher trapping, making homemade ice cream, cracking walnuts, traveling, hosting a foreign exchange student from Germany, and Marilyn’s baking. Donne is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn; six children: Danette (Jim) Steinmetz of Spring Valley, MN, Renee (Denny) Barnes of Harmony, MN, Craig (Sandy) Tammel of Lanesboro, MN, Barb Mak of Rochester, MN, Kent (Donna) Tammel of Harmony, MN, and Leanne (Bob) Sauer of Preston, MN. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is survived by two sisters: Vyla Blough and Gayle Hodgson, both of Waterloo, IA and one brother, Juan (Lois) of Harmony, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant brother, Dwight, and one sister, Marjorie Wissing. Memorial services were held Monday, September 19, 2011, at the Root River Church of the Brethren in rural Preston.



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We know that sometimes life deals us a bum rap, situations can occur that we have little or no control over financially. In today’s ever-changing economic cycle, job challenges arise that may have caused financial hardships or unexpected medical emergencies may have dealt an unfair blow. As much as we try, sometimes it is very difficult to rebound from unexpected or outof-control finances without help or understanding from some outside source. We want that opportunity to help. Re-establishing credit can be as important as buying a car. We have lenders working right now to finalize loans. Let’s see how this program works: From the start, our customers are under no obligation to enter this program, they can say no at any time. This program is designed to reestablish their credit in as short a period of time as possible. Other dealerships offer “Buy Here - Pay Here” operations. Generally, you buy a vehicle they want to get rid of, and no credit is established since they do not report to the credit bureau (unless payments are not made) and there are no warranties or guarantees. If credit is established, it’s only with

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them so people are trapped inside their spiral of driving less than desirable vehicles and never improving their credit situation, which is the primary mission in this venture. At Zumbrota Ford, we offer all of our customers the opportunity to drive the vehicle that is right for them. We only use lenders that help re-establish your credit on 1998 and newer models, that meet the conditioning and mileage criteria of the lenders. Many of these vehicles have remaining factory warranties and are eligible for an extended service contract. After paying on this vehicle, credit will be reestablished, provided payments have been maintained current on it and all your other credit obligations. Do you have: 1. A full-time job? 2. $1,300 gross monthly income? 3. Stable residence? 4. Down payment or trade? 5. Past credit problems with a drive to re-establsh credit? If so, we would like the opportunity to help you. Call 1-800-757-3080, ask for Brent or Greg for a completely confidential interview and drive home in your next automobile or truck form Zumbrota Ford tomorrow.

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inspired the name Generations of Harmony. “There are generations of things here, and I was hoping that Trista would keep the busi-

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Monday, September 26, 2011 store and has seen the interesting things the children collect, such as John Deere tractor toys. There are also younger people that make a living selling antiques, or making unique jewelry out of older items. “There is really something for everyone,” said Ingvalson. There is a guest sign-in book so that Ingvalson can keep track of from where people are visiting. The customers that have shopped at Generations of Harmony have come from all of the 50 states

ness going,” explained Ingvalson. The inventory at the mall is not limited to only antiques. Ingvalson explained at least 90 percent of the items brought in must be at least 25 years old. Many of the items are collectibles, and a few things are new, if they fit in with the rest of the items. Ingvalson is trying to make things interesting for everyone, as she knows that young people may not be interested in antiques. “When customers come in, it feels like a stroll down memory lane,” she said. To people in their 30’s, 25 years old is antique.” She has also seen younger people bring their children into the

except for three. They have also visited from 22 different countries. Ingvalson said there is a lot of traffic coming from Mayo Clinic visitors, or people visiting other local communities. On a weekend during the summer months, things get really busy at Generations of Harmony. “The parking lot is full, so is the street, and people are parking on the grass,” shared Ingvalson. “It gets really crazy.” Ingvalson has really enjoyed her new adventure, and has loved

living in Harmony. “It is so different from what I did before,” she said. “And I love it! The people are great, both the customers and the vendors.” The large sign on the side of the building can’t be missed as one enters Harmony from the north on Highway 52. Ingvalson and the antique mall are going to keep helping the economy of Harmony by supplying a business location for anyone wanting to sell their antiques and collectibles.

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The Working Mom By Tammy Danielson terfly doors to our Saturn Vue. Yikes! Is there enough insurance for that?! I do like the thought of the in-car cameras available now that will show you what your child is doing while driving AND you get a discount for using it…how sweet is that. But what has been an unexpected delight is that my son has taken a liking to all of the TV shows about storage auctions, finding great antiques, and pawn shops--we have something new in common! He and I could waste the morning away going to garage sales and looking for that fantastic find or just admiring someone else’s junk. He grabbed my

Can You Relate? When did I get old or, as my 12-year-old would say, “old school.” Considering that he associates me with anything from the 80’s and wonders how we existed before iTunes, I was not surprised when he said he thought my hair was “poofy.” But, hey, who doesn’t like a good tease at the roots and a load of flammable hairspray…it’s what separates us from the men and the boys...right ladies? Since I started a family later in life, many of my friends are ahead of me in parenting years and have shared the advice that my day would come---that my little boy would soon be questioning our house rules, my parenting skills, and everything else that was not his idea. Yes, that little sweetie who begged me to watch cartoons and help open his chocolate milk is now reminding me that he will be driving in 3 and ½ years and will need to add suspension and but-

arm quickly last weekend when he saw a stack of LP records and asked if they were collectible. We walked away with some Elvis and Tina Turner jewels soon to be on eBay. It was just fun looking into the history on each item. And of course, shopping isn’t shopping unless momma gets something, so I quickly snagged a one-dollar tablecloth that was exactly like the only one I have left of my mom’s cloths---a great deal and a great memory keeper. So, this 40-something chick might be getting a bit older but it is exhilarating to know that I am finding new ways to connect with my soon to be teenager. And no, we are not looking into butterfly doors for the Saturn. Enjoy the fall weather everyone! Hope you can allow me this different style recipe just this once…feel free to modify the proportions as needed.


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2011 SportSmen’S raffle

Arnie Keene of Preston Won Grand Prize

2011 CAn Am Outlander 400 xt (Preston Equipment) Also Included 2011 Aluma LtD trailer (Harrington Enterprizes, Leroy, mn)

All Other Winners won Guns Provided by Bills Gun Shop of Preston

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Thanks for supporting the PFD!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011



tractors, combines, heads, all other types of harvest equipment, Fall tillage equipment, spreaders, Mill Mixers, all other types of Farm equipment, Miscellaneous Farm related items, trucks, trailers, and all other types of vehicles.

Advertising Deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 For More inForMation or to consign a single iteM or a coMplete FarM line call gehling auction co.


Agrimson ~ Klein Chuck Klein and Erica Agrimson are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on October 8, 2011, in Rural Peterson. Erica graduated from Rushford, MN and Chuck graduated from Arcadia, WI. They now reside in Eau Claire, WI, where Erica works at Sacred Heart Hospital as a Registered Nurse and Chuck works in Maiden Rock, WI in a sand mine.

Chiglo ~ Root Jenna Chiglo from Lanesboro, MN and Dan Root from Preston, MN are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Mike and Brenda Chiglo of Lanesboro. Parents of the groom are Jerry and Diane Root of Preston. Jenna is a 2005 graduate of Lanesboro High School, and a 2009 graduate of Winona State University. She is currently employed as a research assistant at Mayo Clinic. Dan is a 2005 graduate from Fillmore Central High School, and a 2009 graduate of RCTC. He is currently employed as a program technician at the Farm Service Agency in Preston. They will be married on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Elstad Lutheran Church near Lanesboro. The couple will reside in Preston, MN.

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between Regnier and the city council as needed. Ambulance Personnel Reicks proceeded to close the meeting again to deal with individuals subject to the city’s authority. There was a request to keep the meeting open from the three individuals involved. Luhmann said they have that right and asked them to put their request on the record, which each of them did. Ambulance Director Ryan Throckmorton noted violations in policy for each of them in turn. The policy is, if an individual is assigned a shift and can not cover it, it is their responsibility to find someone to cover their shift. He explained three different options that have been tried to make sure week-end shifts are covered. Team plans did not work, so they went back to the option requiring each individual to cover a 24 hour shift. Missed weekend shifts by each of the three, including Jennifer Christoph, Brenda Ryan, and Julie Pickett, did not result in missed calls, as they were covered by Throckmorton or someone he found to cover the shifts, thereby keeping in compliance. Christoph explained she has a seasonal job that won’t allow her to cover any weekend shifts during this period, as she works every weekend. She said she had asked to be exempted on these weekends. Christoph insisted, “You guys got to work with us.” She said no one would take the hours while she was working. Christoph stated they are being set up to at


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fail, meaning they have said they can’t cover certain times and are assigned those times anyway. Council woman Kay Spangler asked if it is required to have a weekend shift. Throckmorton said he has two members that don’t work weekends, and that all requests for exemptions need to be in writing to the director. Brenda Ryan explained she is a mother of three, and when her husband is working nights, she will not leave her children alone during those hours. She is also a full-time student. She insisted the 24-hour block is “too rigid,” explaining they need more flexibility. Ryan said she requested to have someone cover during those hours with no response. She wanted “people treated equally.” Ryan had turned in her pager, saying she would continue only if there was some flexibility in scheduling. As it is, it is too stressful. Julie Pickett noted that the three of them have covered for other members who won’t cover for them, saying they follow the rules. She said she has been with the service for 16 years. Pickett said she has covered a portion of the assigned shifts when she is not at work. She is retiring from the service on October 1. Hoffman maintained voluntary scheduling failed, teams failed, so we went to scheduled weekends. Throckmorton recommended termination. Sauer said he didn’t think they should terminate anybody, adding there are some real personality conflicts on the ambulance crew. Good people have resigned because they didn’t want to deal with the personality issues. He suggested they may need a parttime director for the weekends. Hoffman explained there are certain hours of the weekend no one wants to cover. Spangler remarked members need to be professional, but didn’t

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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 assortment of furniture, antiques, collectibles, tools, toys and household items from several estates and parties downsizing. Don’t miss this auction.

Selling 2 Rings All Day 12-14 hayracks of Smalls 50 lots of farm toys selling at 11:30am For more info contact auction company or SAlE ArrANgEd ANd cONductEd By SPriNg VAllEy SAlES cOMPANy

AuctiONEErS: Dick Schwade Lic. 23-10018, 507-346-2183 or 7834, Cell 507-251-7313; Tom Jasper 50-113, 507-251-7654; Kevin Grabau 23-91, 507-951-1478 riNgMAN: Bob Root, Roger Becker clErk: Spring Valley Sales - Fax 507-346-2163. ANNOuNcEMENtS dAy Of tAkE PrEcEdENcE OVEr ANy AdVErtiSEd Or PrE-PriNtEd MAtEriAl All Of thE ABOVE MErchANdiSE iS SElliNg AS iS, whErE iS, with NO wArrANty. tErMS: cASh Or gOOd chEck dAy Of SAlE. NOthiNg tO BE rEMOVEd uNtil SEttlEd fOr. NOt rESPONSiBlE fOr AccidENtS Or MErchANdiSE AftEr SOld. PlEASE BriNg PrOPEr idENtificAtiON.

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think they should be terminated. Adding, it is important to maintain the ambulance service, and we need to resolve the scheduling and communication problems. She could see the need for flexibility. Hoffman was concerned if the council doesn’t see the offenses as a reason for termination, it will send the wrong message to the rest of the crew. Luhmann noted there is a provision in the policy manual for an exemption. However, the issue here is the failure to cover one’s shift. Pickett and Ryan had already decided to retire. A motion to terminate Christoph was approved with Spangler voting no. Other Business In Brief •A variance was approved as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission for Randall Haakenson, Parkside Drive SE, to build a garage to a height of 15 feet (a maximum of 12 feet is allowed in the ordinance). •A resolution was adopted for the Safe and Sober grants, which pay for overtime for officers for special enforcement of seatbelt, speeding, and DUI laws. The sheriff’s office distributes the funds. •A temporary liquor license was approved for the Preston Fire Department for the Tri-County (Fillmore, Houston, and Winona) Firefighters meeting on November 9, 2011.



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and Mary Woitas and the late Dean Schirmer of Minnesota Lake, MN. Benjamin is the son of Mark and Cindy Johnson of Peterson, MN. Tiffany is a 2004 graduate of Maple River High School, a 2005 graduate of Hennepin Technical College, and a 2008 graudate of Ridgewater College in Willmar. She is currently employed by CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley in La Farge, Wisconsin and Parker Hill Century Dairy Farm in Viola, Wisconsin. Benjamin is a 2005 graduate of Rushford-Peterson High School and a 2007 graduate of Ridgewater College in Willmar. He is currently employed by Generation X construction of Rushford, MN. A September 30, 2011, wedding is planned in rural Minnesota Lake, MN.

Woitas ~ Johnson Tiffany Joy Woitas of Minnesota Lake, MN and Benjamin Thomas Johnson of Peterson, MN are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Tiffany is the daughter of Mark



Papenfus Saturday, October 1, 2011 • 10:00am Location: South of St. Charles, Exit 233 off I-90, 1/2 mile East of the Amish Ovens on County Road 35.

Collector Tractors

Elmer & Beatrice Papenfus 11258 County Road 35 St. Charles, MN 55972

Pump Gas Pump For Parts DX Sign On Post 18’ Metal Oil Station Post Rail Road Dock Cart 2) 3 Wheel Bikes Cast Iron Bath Tub w/ Legs Oliver Sign Duplex Pump Jack Assortment of Gas Pump Parts Collector Equipment 120 Quarts of Oil In Tin & Paper Oliver Flair Box on Oliver Gear w/ Containers Oliver Hoist Quart Oil Can Display Cart 2) JD Steel Wheel Running Gear Oil Container w/ Hand Pump JD Running Gear US Army Scale w/ Fold Down IH Steel Wheel Running Gear Weigh Bar Steel Wheel Running Gear 2) Steel Wheel Push Carts 3) NI Running Gears Steel Bed & Frame 2) with Flair Boxes Steel Beer Keg Oliver 2x12 Rooster Cone Pull Shot Gun Cans Type Plow Saw Blades MM 2x16 Pull Type Plow Wood Burning Heater AC 8’ Steel Wheel Drill Glass Display Case w/ 3 Shelves JD 4’ Disc Drill & Lights JD 10’ Digger Case 7’ Pull Type Sickle Bar Mower Trucks Trailers & Boat Potato Hiller 1968 IH 1600 Load Star - 15,112 5th Wheel Running Gear w/ Flat Miles - 304 Engine - 5&2 Rack Transmission w/ Obeco Box Oliver Clam Shell Fender And Hoist 7’ 3 Pt Blade 1974 Chevrolet Cheyene 20 Du Hi Cap 40 Grain Screener ally - 4x4 w/Flat Bed - Approx. 25,000 Miles On New Engine & Collectables Rear End 2) Wayne 10 Gallon Upright Gas 2005 PJ 16’ Tandum Axle Flat Pumps Bed Trailer w/Beaver Tail & Tokheim 10 Gallon Upright Gas Ramps Pumps Pickup Box Trailer 2) Gasboy Small Electric Gas JD 33 Spreader for Wood Hauler JD - B - 1949 - Ser. # 250257 JD - B - 1946 - Ser. # 193247 AC WC - 1948 - Ser. # 17221 AC RC - Ser. # 2343 - Needs a Ring Gear Minneapolis Moline BF - 1951 Case - Vac w/ Woods L53 Belly Mower - 1948 - Ser. # C5270566 Oliver 77 - 1951 - Ser. # 347551

1981 - Lund 16’ Deep Body Deluxe Boat w/ Johnson 15 HP Long Shaft Motor on Trailer

Shop Tools & Equipment

Royal Hand Forge Blacksmith Cone Leg Vise Cal - Hawk 5 Speed Drill Press 20 Ton Press 2) Bench Grinders Power Hack Saw on Stand Assortment of Power Tools Assortment of New & used Hand Tools 12 Volt Winch 2) Metal Work Tables on Wheels Wood Work Table Metal Storage Drawer Cabinet Log Chains Binders Asst. used Bolts & Hardware


Fence Post Lumber Gates Assortment of Tractor Parts

Glen Richter Estate Farm Line

White 2 - 135 - 1980 - 4,731 Hrs - 18.4x38 Oliver 1755 Diesel w/Loader Unverferth 530 Gravity Box On Gear w/ Brakes - LIKE NEW Tye - 15’ - 3pt Bean Drill JD 400 Rotary Hoe Oliver 565 - 4x16 Plow JD 400 - 15’ Rotary Hoe Plus other Miscellaneous Items

For a complete listing and photos go to email: or call Gehling Auction Co. 507-765-2131 Loan/Lease financing available, with AG Star Call Jerry Keller 1-866-577-1831 For Details all other Items Cash


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, Sept. 27 Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Bloodmobile - Harmony Community Center, 1-7pm. Call Marilyn Bratager for appointment at 507-937-3406 Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­ neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian. Church, Mill St, Rushford.* WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.*

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Storyhour, Harmony Public Library, 225 3rd Ave. SW, 11:00 – 11:45, Preschool ages, No School No Storyhour.* Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* Chatfield Growers Market, 3-7pm, City Park, Chatfield. * Tri-County Retired Educators Autumn Get-Together, 10am, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro. “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Kolrosing for Kids class, 4pm at the Ballard House, 163 West Main Street in Spring Grove. FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 Preston Farmer’s Market, 11am, Trailhead parking lot in Preston. * Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Harmony AA meeting, 8pm, Harmony Community Center, 3rd Ave SW, Meeting Room 1. Call 507-886-3240 for info.*

Lanesboro Farmer’s Market, 4-6pm, Sylvan Park, Lanesboro.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1 Mystery Cave- One-hour tours, start at 10am, last tour at 4pm. Through 10/29 Lanesboro Farmers Market, 9 am to noon, Sylvan Park.* “Cookie Walk”, Bethlehem Lutheran Church WELCA, Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, 10am.

SUNDAY, OCT. 2 NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. * Ham and Meatball Supper, Union Prairie Lutheran Church, 12 noon-6pm, 31872 State Hwy 16, Lanesboro World Communion Sunday at Lenora United Methodist Church, 3pm. Bring nonperishable food for local foodshelves. Mystery Cave- One-hour tours, start at 10am, last tour at 4pm. Through 10/29 Cowboy Church Service- Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 6pm. Christian Country and Gospel Hymns Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*


MONDAY, OCT. 3 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Checks, 1-3 p.m. Fillmore County Building, 902 Houston St. NW, Preston.* TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507346-2469.* NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. *

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412 East Park St, Spring Valley, MN. For more info. contact Spring Valley Sales Co. (507)346-2183. Notice in the Journal.

Mon., Oct. 17 - 10:30am, Bill Kolling Owner, Farm Land Lease Auction at Gehling Implement and Auction Co., Preston, MN. For more info. contact Gehling Auction, Inc. 1-800-770-0347, www.gehlingauction. com. Listing in the Journal. Thurs., Oct. 27 - 9:30am, Consignment Auction at Gehling Implement and Auction Co., Preston, MN. For more info. contact Gehling Auction, Inc. 1-800-770-0347, Notice in the Journal.

On-line AuctiOn infOrmAtiOn On-Line Auctions, serving all your buying & selling needs, see website for daily updates com. Call Curt 612-701-8677. Auction Ends Tues., Oct. 4 • 7:30pm - Real Estate Online Auction. 112 Money Creek St., Rushford, MN. For more info. call Darr Auction Service 800-852-0010 or Gehling On-line Auction - All types of Farm Machinery. Advertising deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, with first item selling at 10:00am. Sale ending Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011


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Sat., Oct. 1 - 10:00am, Elmer & Beatrice Papenfus Auction, Held at 11258 Co. Rd. 35, St Charles, MN. For more info. contact Gehling Auction, Inc. 1-800-770-0347, Listing in the Journal. Sun., Oct. 2 - 9:00am, Antiques, Toys, Household Auction. Held at Spring Valley Sales Auction Bldg.,

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Personalized service to accommodate your needs. Accounting, Auditing, Tax Preparation 209 St. Anthony Street, PreSton, Mn 55965 507-765-2180 or 507-765-3671

F&M Insurance servIces

Assisted Living

Park lane estates assisted living 111 Fillmore Place SE Preston, MN 55965 507-765-9986

“Where Life Begins Again”

COUnseLing 65 Main Avenue North, Harmony Marcy Allen, LPC; Paul Broken, MA; Mark Bronson, MS, LICSW; Annette Smick, MD; Jodi Magee, RN; Alan Rodgers, LGSW

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Sexual Assault Program ~ Victim/Witness Assistance Program Advocacy, information & assistance for victim/survivors of sexual assualt & other felony crimes. Community & professional education & consultation. Located in the Fillmore County Court House - Preston, MN Mon-fri 765-2805 or call 24 hr crisis line Toll-free 1-877-289-0636 All services are free & confidenital

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Classifieds EMPLOYMENT Mabel-Canton School District #238 has the following employment openings immediately: .4FTE Art Instructor, Varsity/ B-squad/C-squad Girls Basketball coaches, B-squad Boys Basketball Coach, One Act Play Director, Large Group Play Director and Speech Team coach. Please submit letter of interest and/or license and credentials by Sept. 30 to Mabel-Canton School District 238, 316 West Fillmore, Mabel, MN 55954. Attn: Jeff Nolte. h26- o Kingsley Mercantile, Inc. of Harmony, MN has an immediate opening in their small engine department. Must be knowledgable in small engines and have computer and customer relations skills. If qualified please stop at the store for an application. Phone: 507-886-2323. h19tfn- o Drive your future with a steady paycheck. Become an over the road semi driver with Roehl. We can provide you the training you need to start a great truck driving career. 800-535-8177 MCAN

EMPLOYMENT Johnson Farms Trucking Walhallad, ND is looking for drivers and owner/operators. Drivers making $60,000+. New 2012 trucks. No Northeast runs. Call 800-437-5349 MCAN St. Joseph Equipment is looking for a Service Technician to work on a wide variety of farm and light industrial equipment at our Eyota MN location. Applicants must provide good work ethics, communication skills, along with the ability to problem solve. Pay will be based on experience. Generous Health Insurance, 401K, Dental, and Vacation available. Call Greg at 507-545-2000 for details. Or send resume to St. Joseph Equipment 4710 County Rd. 7 SE Eyota, MN 55934 h29tfn- o Harvest Help Wanted: Harvester and Rotobeater operators, semi-truck drivers needed for October best harvest. Camper hookups available. Call Emanuelson Family Farms at Drayton, ND 701-4546122 MCAN

Home Health Aide & P-T Activity Person Oxford Property Management is looking for a full and part time Home Health Aide that has a passion for senior care to work at our Wildwood Grove facility, Le Roy, MN that provides independent, assisted care, and memory care living services. Responsibilities include: to provide personal care needs to all residents; assist with general housekeeping needs for residents; and join in with activities to increase participation with residents. Requirements include: excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; strong communication skills; highly organized; upbeat energetic personality; empathetic and assist seniors as needed; high level of confidentiality; and ability to multi-task; Previous experience in a related occupation is preferred. Also looking for a part time Activity Person. We provide a competitive wage. If you are looking for an opportunity to be part of a progressive company, stop by to fill out an application or send resume to: Wildwood Grove 410 E Main Street Le Roy, MN 55951 A drug free and Equal Opportunity Employer

Wildwood Grove

We are looking for a part-time Universal Worker. • Must be willing to work every other weekend and call in basis. • Duties would be to help with personal cares, serving meals and housekeeping. CoNtaCt Joy or stop iN for aN appliCatioN

Meadows of Mabel

(507)493-5995 610 East Newberg, Mabel, MN 55954 …because the journey matters

Clement Farms

Farm Help • Full-Time • Salaried Experience in Large Equipment Operation, Planting, Spraying and Harvesting. GPS Farm Mapping Software Experience is a Plus. Send Resume to: 12515 County Rd. 3, Spring Valley, MN 55975

Applications Now Being Accepted Earn $450 PT $750 FT A Week to Start No Experience Necessary

Our company is looking to fill 10-14 FT/PT Perm Positions Qualifications: 18 Years of age or older, High School Grad. or GED, Ability to learn & follow directions, Able to begin immediately Company Offers: Stability & Security, Profit Sharing, Yearly Bonuses, Outstanding Advancement to management positions.

For secure future, contact Human Resources Department. Call for personal interview

TODAY 507-226-8119

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Call 507-765-2151 or 800-599-0481 (in 507 area code) FAX 507-765-2468 or e-mail:




Are you a caring, energetic person who likes helping the elderly? Spring Valley Senior Living has part-time overnight shifts available in our Housing with Services setting. Shifts include every other weekend. No experience necessary- we will train you to be a part of our team! If interested please send application or resume to: Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 or e-mail hr@svseniorliving. com EOE h26- o

Exp. MIG and TIG welders, benefit pkg. including dental, heatlyh, 401k. Application and welding test may be obtained at: Kappers Fabricating, Inc., 1015 Industrial Drive, Spring Valley. h26,3- x

Mabel-Canton School has an opening for 2011-2012 school year for .4FTE (K-12) Art Teacher. Send resume, transcripts, cover letter, and 3 letters of reference to: Jeff Nolte, M-C Principal, Mabel-Canton School, 316 W Fillmore, Mabel, MN 55954. Applications accepted until 9/30/11. h26,3- o

Help Wanted:Would you like to join our team in pork production? We are searching for a full-time Farrowing technician. We offer competitive wages, a benefit package and a great team environment. Please call: 507-324-5901 ext. 101 weekdays from 8:00-5:00. h26,3,10- o

CDL Drivers P&B Transportation is hiring CDL drivers. 2 years verifiable OTR experience. Excellent benefit package. Call 701-221-2465 or 877-472-9534 www. MCAN

Johnson Farms trucking, Walhalla, ND is looking for drivers and owner-operators. Drivers make $60,000+. New 2012 trucks. No Northeast runs. Call 800-437-5349. MCAN

Home Health Aide Oxford Property Management is looking for a full Home Health Aide that has a passion for senior care to work at our Heritage Grove facility, Harmony, MN that provides independent, assisted care, and memory care living services. Responsibilities include: to provide personal care needs to all residents; assist with general housekeeping needs for residents; and join in with activities to increase participation with residents Requirements include: excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; strong communication skills; highly organized; upbeat energetic personality; empathetic and assist seniors as needed; high level of confidentiality; and ability to multi-task; Previous experience in a related occupation is preferred. We provide a competitive wage. If you are looking for an opportunity to be part of a progressive company, stop by to fill out an application or send resume to: Heritage Grove 455 Main Street North Harmony, MN 55939 A drug free and Equal Opportunity Employer

RN/LPN Nursing Positions Available Credit for working experience and competitive wage scale. Come and join our team!

Contact Annette or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor Nursing Home 115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954


(507) 493-5436

…because the journey matters

Are you a kindhearted, compassionate, and caring person who wants to make a difference? CoMe joiN our teaM. Part-time Nursing assistants positions available Will train and reimburse for classes, if not on the registry. Bonus-pay on Weekends and Shift Differential Contact Annette or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor Nursing Home 115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954


Rewarding work helping Seniors find employment!

Assist in coordinating nonprofit experienced worker training program in Fillmore/Houston Counties. Travel reimbursed. * strong interpersonal skills; * accurate, detail-oriented; * valid drivers license; * self-starter; * 25 hours per week

Candidate must be 55 or older, unemployed and meet income eligibility guidelines. Send resume to; or call 612-718-1765. EE0/AA

Help Wanted:

Seasonal (Sept.-Nov.) truck driving position available.

CDL and clean driving record required. Farm background a plus. SeNd reSume to:

Clement Farms

12515 Co. rd. 3 Spring Valley, mN 55975

Bonus pay on weekends and shift differential

Cultivating Comnmunity, Care & Choice

Can you multitask, and be willing to make a difference in someone's life?



(507) 493-5436

…because the journey matters

Fiscal Director Semcac, a non-profit human service agency located in Rushford, MN is accepting applications for a full-time Fiscal Director to manage and direct the financial activities of the organization. The Fiscal Director is responsible for all financial systems, including but not limited to payroll, A/P, reports, budgets and the annual audit. The position requires a four-year B.S. Degree in Accounting or related field and a minimum of three to five years experience and/or training. Non-profit background and familiarity with federal and state grant funding sources a plus. Application packet available by contacting Mary Jo Grimsrud at Semcac (507) 864- 8202 or email Application materials must be received by October 3, 2011. EOE.

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Harmony Healthcare On Call POsitiOns available


Competitive wages, flexible shifts, Weekend and shift wage differentials Contact: sue lenz, Rn, DOn 815 Main ave. south Harmony, Mn 55939 507-886-6544, ext. 104

Harmony Healthcare is seeking a

RN Case MaNageR 4 Days a week.

This Position is eligible for benefits. experience in long term care, MDs, care plans and assessments preferred. Contact: sue Lenz, Rn, DOn 815 Main ave. south Harmony, Mn 55939 507-886-6544, ext. 104

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EMPLOYMENT Journeyman electrician opening: Industrial, commercial and residential wiring. Competitive wages and benefits included. Located in Southwestern ND. Call Schmidt Electric in Killdeer, ND MCAN Spring Valley Senior Living is looking for dependable individuals to fill the position of part-time evening cooks. Experience preferred but not required. Includes every other weekend. If interested please send application or resume to: Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 or e-mail EOE h26- o HELP WANTED! Make $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No experience required. Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA ) ATTN: Computer work- Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 part-time to $7,500/mo. full-time. Training provided. h22 MCAN St. Joseph Equipment - General Manager, Eyota (Rochester), MN. St Joseph Equipment is a Wisconsin and Minnesota multi store, multi brand equipment dealer. We are a family owned business having served the agricultural community for more than 50 years. We pride ourselves by being the service leader in our area. The General Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the dealership, increasing departmental sales, profits and market share year after year, maintaining a clean, safe, neat work and customer environment, both in-house and the dealership grounds. Qualified Applicants will have industry experience and management background, be able to lead, direct coach and teach 20+ employees, have strong communication and financial skills, have a high degree of professionalism and ethical a customer service advocate, live or willing to relocate to Rochester, MN area. Interested Applicants will receive Generous Health Insurance, 401K, Dental, Vacation, Life Insurance, LTD benefits. To apply email your resume to; smwuebben@ St. Joseph Equipment, Inc. Attn: Sherry Wuebben N1751 County Road M; La Crosse, WI 54601 h29tfn- o Hydraulics Calbrandt, Inc. of Delano seeks Fluid Power Technician. Welding skills a plus. Resumes only: 768 Seventh Street S., Delano, MN 55328. Email: MCAN Now hiring: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485 h26,3,10- x Help wanted on a modern dairy farm. Preferably person with experience around machinery. Includes morning help mixing feed and some maintenance of equipment. Could be a full-time position for the right person willing to do a variety of work. Please have references. Call before 8:00 pm. Johnson’s Rolling Acres. Contact Gerald at 507-421-3011 h26,3,10- o

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BIDS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 FILLMORE COUNTY, MN NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN. until 1:30 p.m. on the 26th day of September, 2011, for the following project(s): S.A.P.’s 23-625-012 & 23-625-013; Milling, Bituminous Surfacing, and Aggregate shouldering, on C.S.A.H. #25, located between the N Lims Peterson and TH 30, and TH 16 to approx 1.0 mi south located in Arendahl Township & Rushford Village. Major quantities include: 69,182 s.y. milling; 7618 tons 2360 Bituminous Wear mixture; 2713 ton Cl-2 aggregate shouldering, and epoxy striping materials. Plan and proposal price for this project set is $25.00 picked up, and $30 if sent by US mail. These two projects are ‘tied’ contractually. Plans, proposals and specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston St., Preston, MN 55965, ph #507-765-3854. Requests for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany each bid to the

Monday, September 26, 2011




Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: September 2, 2011 John M. Grindeland, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN 9-012/9-19/9-26 Publish 12,19,26

COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-11-724 In Re: Estate of Dorothy Amdahl, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: Notice is hereby given, that an application for informal probate of the above named decedent’s last will dated July 6, 2011, has been filed with the Registrar herein, and the application has been granted informally probating such will. Notice is hereby further given that informal appointment of Rachel Narum, whose address is 109 S. Oak, PO Box 293, Mabel, MN 55954, as personal representatives of the estate of the abovenamed decedent, has been made. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appoinment of the personal representative and the personal represenative is empowered to fully administer the estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court pursuant to Section 524.3-607 and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 9/21/11 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar

#507-765-3854. Requests for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany each bid to the Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: September 2, 2011 John M. Grindeland, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN 9-012/9-19/9-26 Publish 12,19,26


COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-07-900 In Re: Estate of Charles Larson Decedent. NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL PREVIOUSLY PROBATED INFORMALLY; FOR CONFIRMATION OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT AND ACTS OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE; TO ALLOW FINAL ACCOUNT, SETTLE, AND DISTRIBUTE ESTATE Brenda Seisler has filed a Petition to Formally Probate Will Previously Informally, Confirm Appointment and Acts of Personal Representative Previously Appointed Informally, Allow Final Account, Settle and Distribute Estate. It is ordered that on October 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm, a hearing will be held in this Court at the Fillmore County Courthouse, Preston, Minnesota, on the petition. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the petition will be granted. Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by mailing a copy of this Notice and Order to each interested person by United States mail at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing. Dated: 9/15/11 By the Court Robert R. Benson Judge of District Court /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Thomas M. Manion, Reg #0067167 204 Parkway Av. N, Box 420 Lanesboro, MN 55949 507-467-2317 Attorney for Petitioner


COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-11-712 In Re: Estate of Larry J. Schulz 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 Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated April 25, 2002. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Roselle Wagner, whose address is PO Box 6544, Rochester, MN 55903, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as copersonal representatives or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the the co-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 co-personal representatives have the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of 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 copersonal representatives or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 9/12/2011 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Steven Corson Corson Law Offices, LLC 117 St. Paul St. SW Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2121 Attorney # 18955 Publish 19,26

Notice of Annual Meeting

for The Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association The Annual Meeting of The Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association will be held at the Museum in Lanesboro on October 17, 2011, at 1:00 P.M. All members 18 years old and over with a current membership are eligible to vote at this meeting. The election of two directors for a three-year term will be held. Lester Dunn LHPA Director Publish 26,3,10


David A. Joerg, P.A. David A. Joerg - MN # 50404 PO Box 257, Preston, MN 55965 Telephone: 507-765-3862 Facsimile: 507-765-3863 Publish 26,3


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



BIDS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 FILLMORE COUNTY, MN NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN. until 1:30 p.m. on the 26th day of September, 2011, for the following project(s): S.A.P.’s 23-625-012 & 23-625-013; Milling, Bituminous Surfacing, and Aggregate shouldering, on C.S.A.H. #25, located between the N Lims Peterson and TH 30, and TH 16 to approx 1.0 mi south located in Arendahl Township & Rushford Village. Major quantities include: 69,182 s.y. milling; 7618 tons 2360 Bituminous Wear mixture; 2713 ton Cl-2 aggregate shouldering, and epoxy striping materials. Plan and proposal price for this project set is $25.00 picked up, and $30 if sent by US mail. These two projects are ‘tied’ contractually. Plans, proposals and specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston St., Preston, MN 55965, ph


COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-11-300 In Re: Estate of Iola Dorothy Blumer Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: Notice is hereby given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Donovan A. Blumer, whose address is 614 1st Street, Fountain, MN 55935, 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 appoinment 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 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 said estate are required to present the same to said personal representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 9/12/11 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar Matthew J. Opat, PA MN # 82636 PO Box 455 Chatfield, MN 55923 Telephone: (507) 867-4080 Publish19,26

FOR RENT 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 Eric Gjellstad at (507) 867-4791. r26tfn- o For rent: Large two bedroom apartment in Harmony. Stove, fridge, washer, dryer furnished No Pets. $400/month. 507-452-6335. r9/19tfn- o Cropland for rent: taking sealed bids on 149 acres of cropland 3 miles west of Preston on Hwy 16. Call 507-251-3204 for details. r19,26- x 2 bedroom roommate wanted. $250 + utilities. Month to month. Garage/laundry. NS, NP. 507-438-6964. r19,26- o New 40,000 bu grain bin for rent near Cherry Grove. 507-937-3338. r26- x Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o For Rent: 2 bed trailer in Lanesboro. 888384-7185 r29tfn- o Beautiful B&B for lease in scenic Lanesboro. 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Call 507-9513672. e29tfn- o Preston: 2 bedroom apartment. Off street parking, laundry hook-up available, central air. No smoking, no pets. 507-467-2941 r1tfn- o Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 765-2131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o No smoking apartments in Preston. 1 bdrm. $300/mo., 2 bdrm. $375/mo. 507-7654521 or 507-272-9889. r26,3- o 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 507-2515297. r28tfn- x Nice Large 2 bdrm apartment east of Harmony. Wash/dry hookups - $325 + dep. + lease. 507-459-2012. r9tfn- o

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FOR RENT KENILWORTH APARTMENTS of Lanesboro has 1 bedroom apts. for seniors 62+ or handicapped/disabled. Rent based on income. Onsite laundry, large communtiy room and patio for tenant use. Call 507-4672222 EHO r4tfn- o Fountain: Newer large 2 bdrm apartment, on-site laundry, off-street parking, no smoking, no pets. Please call 507-268-4468 r5tfn- o PRESTON – Clean 2 bedroom main floor apt, laundry, NP, NS. $350/month. Tim 259-9110. 11tfn- o Available now: 2 BR apt., garage, ground level. 2 blocks from downtown Stewartville. $600/month. 507-251-0939 or 507-951-9934 or 507-202-3530. r26,3- x


Black walnut sheller- takes green shell off black walnuts. Comes with a pick up tool. Can shell a truck load in an hour. Call Ted Mueller at 507-289-8444. s5,12,19,26- x DH Windows $179 Any size. Installation included. Unbeatable price! Unbeatable quality! Lifetime warranty! Tax credit available! Insured/year-around-installation. Four or more. Visit www.greensourcewindows. com or call 888-690-9892 s22 MCAN EXMARK ZERO TURN MOWERS Jonsered Chainsaws, Grass N Brush trimmers plus blowers. Repair, Service & Sales at South Branch Outdoor Equipment, Preston, MN. 507-765-4979. s9/26tfn- Sawmills from only $3,997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill- cut lumber from any dimension. In stock ready to ship Free info and DVD. 800578-1363 Ext. 300N s22 MCAN BILL’S GUN SHOP. Hours 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm M-F, Sat 8am to 8pm. Sunday by appt. We buy, sell, trade & repair. 1-1/4 miles south of Carimona, 19708 Kava Rd, Preston. 507-765-2762. s9/29eow- o STEEL BUILDINGS: 5 only 16x22, 25x36, 30x46, 45x84, 50x100. Will Sell for Balance Owed! Free Delivery! Must Move Now! Still Crated! 1-800-411-5869 x211 (MFPA) MANTIS TILLER. Buy DIRECT from Mantis and we’ll include Border Edger attachment & kickstand! Lightweight, Powerful! Call for a FREE DVD and Information Kit 888-709-1944 (MFPA) 100% GUARANTEED OMAHA STEAKS - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-375-5729 or use code 45069TLR (MFPA) Behlen Building Distributor 40x80 , 50x100, 62x120, 68x150. Take advantage of huge fall discounts. Save thousands. Behlen Industries, LP. Call now! Jim, 888-782-7040 MCAN

Scenic View TownhomeS • Spacious 2 & 3 bedrooms • Attached garages included • Beautiful area • Starting at $505 Income restrictions apply. 507-864-7880 • Rushford, MN


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We specialize in rebuilding alternator and starters for auto truck and farm implement. Same day service. We do MN DOT inspections. Hi Tech Rebuilders, Rushford, 508-8647440 and 507-459-1504 v19,26,3,10- o TRANSMISSION REBUILDING: Foreign and domestic, auto & light truck. 12 month 12,000 mile warranty. Call for prices. Brown’s Tire, Battery, & Transmission. Rushford 507864-2969 or 1-888-864-7049. v20tfn- o Busy Bee Daycare of Fountain currently has pre-school spots available (age 2-5). Friendly environment, food program and daily curriculum. Hours are 6:30-5:30. Call Andrea at 507-259-8488 for more info. s19,26,3,10- x


TNT Lawn Service

• Mowing • Stump Grinding • Fall Clean-Up • Snow Plowing • Ice Management

• Aerating • Power Brooming • Insured • Light Backhoe Work Call: 507-268-4977 or Cellphone: 507-429-6755

(Free Estimates)

Norby Tree Service: Stump grinding, tree trimming and removal. Call Dave Norby at 507-259-3118. v8/2tfn- o We Repair windows and screens. Fast, friendly, honest service. Kingsley Mercantile. Harmony. 507-886-2323. v27eow- o



Custom Hay Mowing, Raking & Baling

507-765-2580 • Preston, MN


Jason Mensink Construction

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed. We Promise: To give you a greener, thicker lawn.

Harmony, MN 507-951-1210

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EZ-GO & Yamaha GOlf Carts SaleS & Service New & USed

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Drywall Hanging • Taping • Texturing Rusty Schroeder “Free estimates” 507-765-3648

DOERR Farm Service. Bobcat rentals with attachments. Pick up & delivery. Call 507-259-6740. f15tfn- eow- o

Randy Haakenson • Commercial • Residential • Agricultural

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FarmI 3pt. logging winches, Valby 3 pt PTO chippers, new 3pt rototillers, new loader bucket and grapples, Three Rivers Inc. (866) 638-7885, (MFPA) FOR SALE: First crop hay, net wrapped, no rain. Call 507-864-3196. f12,19,26,3- x

105 Crown Hill Rd., Preston, MN

schroeder drywall

Amish and other interested people, I need some horses guilded. Some broke and some for sale. 507-645-8756. David Durban, 11547 Canby Ave, Faribault, MN 55021. 19,26- x For sale: 3500 Bushel grain bin, motors on unloading auger and bin sweep. 507886-4232. f19,26- o

Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control

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sPaCious: 4 bdrm, 2 ½ bath home. LL familyrm, brick fireplace, master bedrm, walk-in closets. 24 x 26 det. garage. Deck & screen porch. Harmony $127,500 Just Listed: Modern living with the arts & crafts feel, charming 2 bdrm home with view of North Bluff Lanesboro. $96,900

NeW ListiNG: Rare opportunity to purchase a newer home of this size, at this price! 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 1000 sq ft. garage. $250,000 Harmony mabeL: 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch, LL familyroom, and office. LaNesboro: 3 bdrm home, 3 bdrms, Attached garage. Reduced $84,900 numerous updates. Large deck, great yard! HarmoNy: Spacious 2 bdrm Ranch Garage. Lanesboro $139,900 many updates, country views. Att garage Harmony Reduced $85,500 HarmoNy: Top quality ranch home, vaulted ceiling, granite counter tops, gas fireplace. LL finished. Large heated garage, 3 mabeL: 3 bdrm 2 bath , 2 story home, original wood work, bdrm, 3 bath. $257,900 HarmoNy: 3 bedrm, 2 bath ranch. Open & spacious, wood floors, pillars. New windows, kitchen, bath. Lg 2 car garage with shop. $92,000 mature trees, att, 26 x 32 garage, $130,000 HarmoNy: Spacious 2 story home, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, 3 car garage. -1 acre. Reduced $145,000 HarmoNy: 2 bdrm ranch home, corner lot, great kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 car att. garage. $122,500 CHurCH HiLL CoNdos LaNesboro: Incredible views: Easy access to trails, river, theatre and shopping. Completed or unfinished units, offering you the opportunity design & finish to your specifications. $150,000 and under. Call for details

Just Listed: Drive a little, get a lot! Large 2 story home, 4 bdrms, updated kitchen & baths. Familyroom, fireplace, deck, garage, gardens. Only $109,900

LaNesboro: 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Detached 24’x 30’ garage, insulated, heated & AC shop. Great yard. $119,900 Just Listed: Appealing 1 ½ story home, well kept, main floor bedroom, bath, and laundry, 2 bdrms & bath up. 2 car garage, large lot! $79,900

reduCed LaNesboro: 4 bdrm 2 bath split, 2 car garage, fireplace , ceramic tile, deck with wooded view. $149,500 reduCed: Affordable 1 ½ story home on corner lot 3 bedrm, Just Listed: 3 bedroom, 2 story well maintained, large det garage. $45000 Seller says bring all offers! Preston. yard, 2 car garage on quiet location. Preston $68,900

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ABR, GRI 715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN 307 11tH aVe. Ne, steWartViLLe, $117,900 NeW ListiNG - Great home, excellent location, awesome price! 3 bdrm ranch style home. Lower level ready for finishing touches. Nice eat in kitchen and newer stove. Neutral carpet in living room and m. bdrm. 2 car detached garage, cement drive and some updated landscaping in the front yard. The living room has a large picture window making it bright and cheery.

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926 JoHN & mary LaNe, CHatfieLd $199,900 - Fabulous 5 bdrm, 2 bath split level home on quiet culde-sac in newer subdivision. Large open floor plan - informal dining room w/patio doors to deck overlooks park like back yard. Finished LL w/family room, built-in entertainment center w/gas fireplace, separate laundry area, loads of storage.

CHatfieLd - Perfect house for downsizing or just starting out. 2+ bedrooms, main floor laundry and bedroom. Newer flooring, gas fireplace, aluminum siding, mature trees, and large private fenced yard. 2+ garage/shop, dog kennel and close to school. $91,900 CHatfieLd - Unlimited potential on this victorian house. 9’ ceilings, 2 stairways to 2nd level, formal living room, dining room and open kitchen with center island. Large corner lot with mature trees. $119,900 CHatfieLd - 3+ bedroom rambler w/2 baths, newer windows, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, vinyl siding. Located close to parks and downtown. All appliances will stay. $129,900 $119,900 CHatfieLd - toWNHouse - Great price on this immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. Formal dining room, living room, open kitchen with center island. Family room in lower level with w/o to patio and fenced yard. Deck is covered and ideal for relaxing. 2+ garage is insulated and sheetrocked. Now $139,900 CHatfieLd - Spectacular w/out ranch loaded with extras. Open floor plan offers 3 bedrooms on main floor, main floor laundry, hickory wood floors, 2 gas fireplaces, granite countertops, maple cabinets and trim. Master bedroom with private bath w/ceramic walk-in shower and whirlpool tub, race track ceiling and w/in closet. Lower level family room walks out to patio with built in grill, rec room & 4th bedroom & bath. reduced $249,900 CHatfieLd - gorgeous new ranch home on large quiet lot and is on dead end street. Main floor has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (Jack & Jill), Master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets, w/ in ceramic tile shower. Open floor plan has kitchen with Hickory cabinets, dining room and living room. Lower level is set up for in floor heat, family room, rec room, bath and 4th bedroom. Heated 4+ car garage (1444 sq. ft.), deck, covered porch and storage shed. $289,900 $282,900 fouNtaiN - Ideal home to remodel and earn some equity. New vinyl siding, roof, windows, furnace and electrical. Wood floors, living room, dining room, main floor laundry, 3 bedrooms and large lot. Schools can be Chatfield, Lanesboro or Fillmore Central. Great price at $49,900

moVe iN ready raNCH: 3 bdrm, 2 bath ranch, eat-in kitchen, oak hdwdfloors. Lower level offers income opportunity as an apartment. Att. heated 2 car. $113,900

mabeL: 2 story, nicely updated, new windows, nice sized rooms. Det garage. Affordable. $59,900 reduCed: 2 bedroom home, updated windows, shingles, fixtures, painting, oak floors refinished, gutters, covered (patio 9 x 18). Garage built in 2001. $72,500

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fouNtaiN - Gorgeous 3+bedroom, 3 bath home that has been completely remodeled & updated. Formal living and dining room, family room, rec room, main floor laundry & 3 car heated garage (960 sq.ft.). 2 gas fireplaces, wood floors, newer furnace & roof, steel siding, covered deck, all on 4 city lots. Choice of 4 schools. $144,900 $139,900 LaNesboro - great location close to state bike trail and great views of the scenic bluffs. Small studio cottage is ideal for weekend getaway. Room to expand. $39,750 LaNesboro - very well kept home on quiet street in scenic Lanesboro. 3 bedrooms, formal living room, dining room, family room and eat-in kitchen. 2 enclosed porches, w/o lower level, & 2 car garage. Updates include new roof, vinyl siding, hot water heater & reinsulated. reduced $79,900 LaNesboro - Charm and character describe this home with original Douglas fir floors. Main floor has high ceilings and archways for character. Lower level is partially sheetrocked. Newer 2 car garage and great location to state trails & park. NoW - $114,900 mabeL - Cabin on 16 acres-gorgeous 16 acre wooded site with new cabin, well and septic. Knotty pine interior, steel siding, covered porch, in-floor heat, kitchen, bath, laundry and loft area. Ideal for weekend getaway, rec land and great hunting. $169,900 $159,900 PrestoN - This house is currently used as rental, but would make a great starter home. Knotty pine walls and ceilings, enclosed porch, main floor laundry, & 2 car garage. $52,500 PrestoN - This large rambler sits on quiet street & had great views of deck. Home has been updated. Large open kitchen and dining room, living room, large master bedroom, and main floor laundry. Large lower level family room with w/out to covered patio. New siding, windows flooring and heated garage. $139,900 PrestoN - toWNHome - Gorgeous views of countryside and golf course. 9’ ceilings, beautiful custom cabinets, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry and 2 car heated garage. Lower level family room is finished in Lots for saLe - Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe tongue and groove pine and w/o to patio. Now $149,900 - 1st Subdivison - Lots Starting At - $29,900

Homes oN aCreaGe NeW ListiNG – 5 acres: large 4 bedroom 2 story, 2 baths & main floor laundry. 28x28 garage new 2010, perm siding, shingles 2008. Heated shop w/220, 60x45 pole shed, 3 acres tillable.. Greenleafton area NeW ListiNG: Large 2 story home, 4 bdrms, original features, good condition, garage, sheds. Acreage Harmony $129,900

CaNtoN – 21 aCres Hobby farm, reduCed: Neatly kept 3 bedroom home, det garage, shop. Lg Shed, barns, and fenced pasture. $185,000

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reduCed: Neatly kept 3 bedroom home, det. garage, shop. HarmoNy: Affordable, efficient & move-in ready. This is one of Lg. shed, barns, and fenced pasture. $185,000 the nicest little properties you will find! Good sized lot. $35,900 LaNd & Lots

Just Listed: 40 acres wooded with open area. Super HarmoNy: 2 story home with many updates, hunting, camping, good access. Drake Rd, Lanesboro CA, HE furnace, & garage. Near park. Harmony. $120,000 Reduced $69,900 LaNesboro: Buildable lot 1/3 of an acre, awesome view on edge of town, city utilities. $31,000 equity buiLder: 2 bdrm, plus loft, nice layout, only $33,500 CabiN oN 1.86 aCres: Scenic setting with a great view! Quality built cabin with the WeLL maiNtaiNed: 3 bedm home, ‘’upnorth woods’’ feel. Sleeps 6-8. Interior updated kitchen & bath. Furnace, shingles nicely finished, insulated, and full electrical updated in 2002. $59,900 service. Near Forestville State Park. HarmoNy: Nicely kept 2 bedrm home, CommerCiaL ProPerties hardwd floors, built-in hutch. LL den, rec retaiL + aPartmeNt = Profit: Great opportunity area. CAir, garage. $58,900 with main street location in Harmony. Two bdrm apartment with laundry, private entry and 2 car garage. ONLY $69,900 Just Listed: Split level home with 2 car garage on good restauraNt: Well established business, super location, sized lot. Canton $55,000 turn key call for details.


705 University Ave, SV $129,900 - 4 bdrm, 2 bath split on 3 city lots on edge of town. As close to the country as you can get! 2 car att. garage, single car garage used as storage shed, many perennial flowers & garden area. Deck overlooks the park like back yard. The home has been totally updated & remodeled.


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18877 US Hwy 63 Spring Valley $199,900 Country acreage w/totally updated 4 bdrm, 2 bath home. Newer updated kitchen, 2 stone fireplaces, finished lower level w/family room, bdrms, bath & laundry. Updated kitchen with new flooring, cupboards & countertops. Deck off dining area.

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23383 Co rd 14, Preston, mN. $269,900 Approx 8.5 acres near Forestville State Park. 3 bdrm 2 bath home, totally remodeled & renovated down to stud walls. All new interior, cement board siding, new shingles & gutters, windows, furnace & c/a. 60x40 barn & 40x90 lean to & misc. outbuildings. Great front porch & lower level walk out wi/patio area. On black top road. Panoramic views of countryside.

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roCHester -toWNHome - Hard to find townhome in Salem Point. Enjoy the water view from the 4-season porch or private patio. Large living room w/fireplace, separate formal dining room, master bedroom w/full bath and w/in closet. Open kitchen w/center island. 2nd level has 2 additional bdrms, full bath & family room.Now $345,000 CHatfieLd - Great location for this 5 bedroom, 4 bath 2-story home on 1.7 acre lot backing up to woods. Main floor has open floor plan w/kitchen, kitchen dining, living room w/fireplace, 4-season porch, formal dining room & laundry. Lower level is finished with family room w/fireplace and w/o to patio, 2 additional bedrooms, kitchenette/ wet bar, & 3/4 bath. 3-car insulated garage, 2 patios, private fenced yard, & 20x26 carriage house w/TV, phone & ethernet. $369,900 WHaLaN - Remodeled rambler conveniently located next to state bike trail. 3 bedrooms on main floor, new flooring, hickory cabinets, new siding, large deck & new windows and roof. Ideal for weekend getaway or permanent home. Now $99,900 farm/aCreaGes CHatfieLd - Gorgeous 40+/-wooded parcel west of town approx. 2 1/2 miles.Abundance of wildlife, springs and scenery. $159,900 CHatfieLd - 27 aCres Gorgeous setting on dead-end road. 27 acres of woods, CRP, and beautiful scenery. Abundance of deer, turkey, pheasant and other wildlife. Main floor has living room with fireplace and new laminate flooring, dining room, kitchen and laundry/mudroom. Lower level was recently finished with 2 d/o that are used as bedrooms, full bath and family room with kitchenette/bar. $204,900 CHatfieLd - 6.5 aCres Completely remodeled country home with all the charm and character. Additional house and 1.1 acres available. Schools St.Charles or Chatfield. Kitchen w/maple cabinets, tile flooring, large center island & updated appliances. Fir wood floors, 9’ ceilings, mud room, formal living room & dining room w/pocket doors, family room & main floor bath w/claw tub. 2nd level: 4 bedrooms, bath & walk-up attic. Lower level finished w/stucco walls, has family room, rec room & bar area. New furnace with wood/lp combo. Central vac, new windows, updated wiring & plumbing. Many outbuildings for animals & 5 car garage. $325,000 CHatfieLd - Spectacular home on cul-de-sac, 4.37 acres, with privacy. 6 bedrooms, 5 baths (2 Jack & Jill), lg open kitchen & dining room w/maple & cherry cabinets & maple flooring. Main floor master w/large w/in closet & master bath w/Jacuzzi & make up area. Living room: 26’ vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace & stone wall surround to ceiling, built-in entertainment center. 2nd level - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths & loft area. Lower level - large open family room w/wood burner, sunken bar, rec room, bath, & bedroom. 3 car heated garage, large private deck, outside bar w/built -in grill & TV, fire pit & patio. 2 furnaces, 2 c/a units & 2 hot water heaters. This home has it all. $519,900

farm/aCreaGes LaNesboro/WHaLaN - 8 acre hobby farm perfect for some horses or cattle. House could have 5 bedrooms if needed. Main floor master, main floor laundry, screended in porch, living room and family room w/wood burner. New roof, new well and furnace. 50x112 shed that includes 50x64 heated shop with water and high ceilings. Out door wood burner heats house and shop. Additional sheds for hay and animals. $199,900 LaNesboro - 2.5 acres Location! Location! Location! Beautiful rambler on 2.5 acres close to state bike trail & Root River. Gorgeous views, wildlife & only 2 1/2 miles from town. Main floor offers open kitchen & dining area w/knotty pine ceilings, maple cabinets, granite counter tops, wood floors & 9’ceilings. Formal living room w/fireplace, formal dining, main floor laundry/ mud room. Master bedroom has full bath w/ whirpool tub. Lower level has in-floor heat, family room with w/o, 2 additional large bedrooms, and bath. Large covered deck to relax and enjoy the views, 2+attached garage, stamped sidewalks & patio, & central vac. $324,900 LaNesboro - 14 acre paradise just north of Lanesboro. 1 mile from Eagle Bluff, close to Root River & State Trail. Ideal for horses or cattle. Large open kitchen & formal dining room, newer living room with fireplace and knotty pine. Main floor laundry, 4-season porch, large deck with hot tub, sauna, putting green and more. Barn w/ shop above and heated shop/garage below. 20 aCres - PrestoN/HarmoNy Ideal hobby farm w/tons of charm and character. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 9’ ceilings, original woodwork, wood floors, formal living rooms, dining room, family room, sun room and large main floor laundry/mud room. Walk-up attic is completely redone with 3/4 bath and bedroom. Kitchen has been completly remodeled, new furnace. 3-car attached garage, remodeled shed is now a heated work-out room. (80x36) shed, plus (90x45) shed. This home has everything. $249,900 PrestoN - 15 acres - gorgeous setting for the 15 aces w/great hunting. House has been updated & remodeled. Vinyl siding, wrap around deck, new c/a & wood-burner/ l/p combo for heat. Garage has 10’ door & is hooked-up for in-floor heat. Shop is heated & has air plus 1/2 bath. You’ll love the privacy & the setting. $209,900 $199,900 sPriNG VaLLey - Masonic Park - Wooded 7 acre parcel with cabin and next to park. Everything you want with scenery, privacy, wildlife and close to creek and park. cabin has electricty, screened in porch, loft and new steel roof. $92,900 WHaLaN - 4 acres - Charming acreage north of Whalan, close to State Trail. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, newer windows, wood floors, main floor laundry, a covered porch. Outbuildings for machinery and animals. $149,900

CommerCiaL - Business not closing, just for sale. Wykoff - Gold st. restaurant - Established restaurant, turn key operation. Building completely renovated, equipment is newer and all inventory stays. Restaurant menu offers pizza, steak and fish specials, and more. Ideal for catering & deliveries. Additional dining area in lower level. $285,000

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

Two-bedroom, two-story house on a corner lot with a detached two-car garage. $29,900 and partial contract available. Call 563-419-0715 for more information. e26,3o Hunting Woods: 6, 20, 40, 160 acres. Buyers want cropland/hunting land. WI-MN Real Estate 507-724-8687 e26- o LAKE LOT $34,900. Public sale Oct. 1. No minimum bid, walleyes, camp or build, power and water, great location! 866-6674460 MCAN For sale by owner: Buildable site on 2 acres with large shop, 2 out buildings, with well and septic. Location at 2770 Wheat Land Rd. New Albin, IA. $150,000 OBO. Call Mark 507-458-3051 e12,19,26,3- x


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Bud and Maxine Gilbert, 17976 Cty 23, Lenora. Household items, dishes, Christmas decorations, bedding, furniture, small tools. Power tools (drill press, belt sander, wood turning lathe, jointer planer, etc.). Fri. Oct. 7 2-6 pm. Sat. Oct. 8, 8am - noon. g26,3- x

Darr realty lIStINGS!

201 Grove St E, Rushford

NEW LISTING: New roof; Completely remodeled kitchen ; new flooring; 3 BR 2 BA, mainfl. laund. close to school & shops. $95,000

30251 Darr Lane, Rushford PRICE REDUCTION

BRokeR, GRi, aBR Old Bessie Turn

GARAGE SALES Lutherans for life Rummage and Bake Sale, Saturday Oct. 1 9-3 at St. Johns Lutheran Church basement. Bag sale after one. g26- x

RichaRd Milne

$109,900 • MLS#4030099

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Huge 6-family garage sale. 225 5th St. SE. Thurs. Sept. 29, 4-7; Fri. Sept. 30, 9-4; and Sat. Oct. 1, 9-noon. Christmas dishes and trees, Tupperware, Home Interiors, flower decorations, collectible furniture, refrigerator, girls (6 mo - 2T), women’s (M- Plus), and men’s (M-XXL) clothes and fall/winter coats, Dell computer, Gazelle exercise equipment, baby equipment, small appliances, bedding/linens, pictures, dishes, glassware, new men’s caps, headboard and frame, safety items and more. g26- o

112 Money Creek St. Rushford




Preston 3 bdrm, Ads Rambler, MF Journal Happy Laundry, Large Garage, low 1x2 (no picture) maintenance exterior,$6.75 Close to pool park$11.00 and trail 1x3 (with swimming picture)

ed with Soy ink NEED TO THANK SOMEONE? Call the Journal at 507-765-2151 or 800599-0481 (507 area code) and we’ll take your message over the phone.


ONLINE AUCTION! Remodeled kitchen & bath, 100 x 198 lot. Auction ends on Oct. 4th. See www. for terms & to register. Beautiful 5 bedroom w/expansive views of the city. Custom hardwood cabinetry, hardwood floors, fireplace & spacious fam. room, 3 car heated garage. Plumbed for infloor heat! . $219,900.

116 Money Creek St. Rushford PRICE REDUCTION 2 BR, 2 BA; Mnfl. Laund.; Master suite; newer furnace & WH; $64,900

Jeff Darr Cell # 715-495-6948

209 Elm St. Rushford 4 BR 2 BA New roof, windows,

appliances, landscaping and finished up and down! Private setting close to school and downtown; low traffic. So much to offer at $139,900

408 W Stevens Ave. Rushford

PRICE REDUCED: Charming 2 BR, 2 BA home. New roof & furnace; Finished up and down. 2nd kit. Dwnstrs. Could be duplex. $74,900

104 River St. Rushford

MAjOR PRICE REDUCTION: 4 BR Victorian home: w/open stairway. Jetted tub in updated main fl. BA. 4 car garage. $110,000.

110 River St. Rushford NEW KIT & FULL BA; All new high eff. utilities; new flooring (laminate & ceramic). 2 BR, 2 BA Only $89,900! Rodney Darr Cell # 507-951-3843


Rushford, MN

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GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE Fri 30th and Sat. 1st, 9am - 7pm Craftsman riding lawnmower, trolling motor, tools, electronics, speakers, clothing, shelving, lots of smalls and collectibles. 8 miles north of Lanesboro on State Hwy 250, 31587 St. Hwy 250. Watch for signs. g26- x

We are so grateful to those who helped celebrate our 70th wedding anniversary. Thank you for attending our open house, for your cards, gifts, and visits to our home. Because of you, this has been a very special occasion. Thank you, Stanley and Dolly Fishbaugher t26- o


My sincere thanks to all who remembered me after my surgery with visits, gifts, cards, flowers, and phone calls, and most of all your prayers for my recovery. Special thanks to Mom, Gene, Mel, and Cindy and all the loving care I received at the nursing home in Harmony- they’re the best. Bless and love you all, Peggy Schneider t26- o

1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 pick up, regular cab, 122,000 miles. Phone 507-7652435. a26- o DONATE YOUR CAR, truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-472-9219 (MFPA)

I would like to thank everyone who remembered me on my 80th birthday. I enjoyed the cards, gifts, and telephone calls so much, You really made my day. God bless all of you. Thanks again, Gloria Bergey t26- x Thanks to all who wished me a happy 90th birthday and for the cards and gifts and to those at the party at the church. Gordon Gullickson t26- x

Nice Chevy pickup- 1977 $3,700. Dependable 2000 Ford Windstar 132,000 mi. $1,500. Phone 507-498-3675. a9/20tfnx For Sale: 01 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4. Loaded. 122,000 miles. Nice. Going south, don’t need it. $6500. 507-467-2173. a22tfn- x 2002 Heritage Softtail Harley Davidson. 33,133 miles. Burgundy in color. 507-4210859. a21tfn- x

A heartfelt thank you for all the prayers, phone calls, flowers and visits since my heart attack. Donna Ibach t26- x The family of Cindy Crouse extends our sincere appreciation for your thoughtfulness, generosity and support during this difficult time. We are grateful for all who attended Cindy’s memorial and shared wonderful memories and for all the others that have sent cards and extended condolences. We also would like to thank all that have helped her in the past at home and with her countless trips to Rochester during her illness. Jim Crouse Pat and Julie Crouse Brian and Jen Crouse Chad and Sheridan Sorenson t26- x

CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-871-9134 (MFPA) JOHNNY THE JUNKMAN. Paying cash for all cars and trucks running or not! Fast and free pickup. Call now, instant offer. 877-513-3515 MCAN DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax deductible/Fast, Free Pick-up! 1-888-3753595 (MFPA)

City of fountain ~ aCCepting Sealed BidS The City of Fountain, MN will be accepting sealed bids on one (1) 1996 Ford Crown Victoria with approximately 89,000 miles. This vehicle has a cracked intake plenum. Bids will be accepted till 12:00PM on 10/05/2011. All envelopes must be marked “SEALED BID”.

All bids need to be sealed and will be opened at the October 6th, 2011 Fountain Council meeting. Mail sealed bids to: City Of Fountain, 104 Main St., PO Box 115 Fountain, MN 55935

Call Tom Mosher @ 507-346-7233 For more details if needed

Rochester, MN 866-657-4910

103 20th St. NE, Stewartville , MN ~ Just off Hwy 63

R e b at e s o n L i v e s to c k / h o R s e tRaiLeRs Used eqUIpMeNT AvAILAbLe

New & Used TRAILeRs

• New Featherlite 7x20 Stock • New Featherlite 7x24 Stock • New Featherlite 7x28 Stock skId LoAdeRs • Case 1845C • Bobcat S300 Cab • New Featherlite 7x30 Stock • JD 250 II Cab • Bobcat S185 • Bobcat S130 Cab • '07 Featherlite 24' Stock • NH L180 Cab • Bobcat 763 • Bobcat T190 Cab Combo • NH L160 • New Featherlite 16' GN Stock • Mustang 2109 Cab • (2) 16' Diamond D Livestock TRAcToR • '98 Featherlite 20' Stock Combo • JD 4450 MF 1540 MFWD • • NHT6030 MFWD d sol • IH Super H • JD 4640sold • '87 20' Featherlite Stock w/Loader

TRAILER SALES & SERVICE, Inc. 507-886-4600

70 4th Street NW • Harmony MN 1 block West of Kwik Trip next to Solberg Welding

We are pleased to announce we now sell & service Boss & Western Snow Plows. We have a selection of new and used trailers and we are an authorized dealer for Wilson, Kiefer Industrial, Road King, Alum Line, and Pacesetter trailers. We also provide service work when your trailer needs a tune up.

THANK YOU Thank you to all who attended the customer appreciation event. The winners of the door prizes are as follows: CornDavid Eickhoff, Beans- John Mulhern, Branding Iron- Loren Finseth, Los GablesNathan Bernau, Village Square- Kristen Schwier, and Willies- Patty Goldsmith. The kid’s toys were: Alec Sikkink, Westin Bernau, and Harper Goldsmith. Thank you to Julie and Sadie and the staff of Los Gables for the wonderful meal, and to Mike and Deb for all of their help. Thank you and have a safe harvest. Jason and Mary Schwarz t26- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to everyone that remembered us with cards and gifts on our anniversary. A special thanks to our family for the special day they had for us. May God bless you all. Juan and Lois Tammel t26- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 888-485-1568 for $25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. (MFPA) Viagra 100mg and Cialis 20mg!! 40 pills, 4 FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement, discreet shipping. Only $2.70/pill. Buy the blue pill now! 1-888-651-9456 (MFPA)

Celebration of 98th Birthday



th Birthday Meghan

WANTED Will trade our 5 Harley Davidsons plus cash for your house or land within 50 miles of Winona. Email w26,3,10,17- x Paying up to $175 for your junk cars, trucks, etc. Call Bill at 612-756-4547 or 507-383-1168. w19,26,3- x JUNK SQUAD paying cash for cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, motorhomes and tractors. All units can be dead or alive! Call now to sell- 877-782-7040 MCAN ANTIQUES WANTED:Post cards (written on OK), books, magazines, anything paper, military, marbles, radios, coins, hunting and fishing items, railroad, outboard motors, toys, guns, knives, crocks, signs, pedal cars and tractors, pocket watches, jewelry, muscial instruments, car parts, weather vanes, cameras, photographs, old tools, clothing, salt and pepper shakers and dishes. Countryside Antiques- 1 piece or complete estates, 41 years buying. 507-402-0880 w15,22,29,5,12,19- x

Marvel Ode was born September 27, 1913, and is a well- preserved beauty of 98 years, with 4 living children: Carson of Des Moines, Diane Roddy of Lanesboro, Jerry of St. Paul, and Wayne of St. Charles. A celebration with family and close friends is planned at a later date. Please send cards to Marvel Ode, 206 Ridgeview Lane S., Lanesboro, MN 55949




Mom, Dad, Tyler, Lucas


Mark Mckay

Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, tractors, running or not. Semi-trailers or machinery. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o WANTED: Roommate, modern home Rushford, $390/mo. + utilities, 651-967-3120 text 507458-4314 w12,19,26- x

NOTICES Healthy Life Expo Minneapolis Convention Center, Oct. 22-23. Up to 200 exhibitors, 3 stages, product sampling, beauty products, fitness and more! Exhibit 952/2381700 MCAN If you used the drug Chantix to stop smoking between 2006 and the present time and suffered a heart attack, stroke, or congestive heart failure, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 800-535-5727 MCAN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. You WIN or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book & Consultation. 888-819-3552 (MFPA) ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-859-7796 (MFPA) DISH Network delivers more for less! Packages starting at $24.99/mo, local channels included! FREE HD for life! Free BLOCKBUSTER® movies for 3 months. 1-888-379-7065 (MFPA) ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888-441-2313 (MFPA)

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on your new job

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Love Mom & Dad

th Happy 50 on Tuesday

Sept. 27th

Thank You!

There are no words I can think of to express my appreciation for the surprise retirement party that was given to me. It was such an awesome day and one I will remember forever. To all my daycare kids, daycare parents, family and friends thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the well wishes, gifts, cards and the many memories that day holds. To leave a career after 40 years is not easy, but leaving it with so many kind words from everyone helps so much. A special thank-you to the Al and Deb Larson family for the hours of planning they put into it, and to Pam Ruen for the special cake and cupcakes, and to my family for the planning and wonderful food. This day will be etched in my heart and mind forever... Thank-you so much -Kathy Fishbaugher

Look Who is Turning 80! Come Help Celebrate Lyle’s 80th Birthday st

October 1

8:00am - 10:30am

See us for all your trailer sale and service needs!

Happy Golden Birthday Buck Owned by Dennis Solberg of Solberg Welding 507-886-4602

Sept. 26th

Love Mom & Dad

at Stumpy’s Restaurant, Rushford, MN Cake & COffee WiLL Be SeRved

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SHOP!! COMPARE!! Shop!! Compare!! SAVE!! Save!

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

Rick Torkelson

cominG in

Sales Representative

Call him on his cell @ 507-458-5844 Email

2011 Chevy Impala LT’s


SEL’s & Limited’s

• 7430 MFWD • 7230R • 2) 6430 Prem

used tractors • ‘09 JD 8330 MFWD • ‘09 JD 7830 2W • ‘09 7330 Prem, 741 Loader • ‘09 JD 6330 MFWD, 673 Loader • ‘08 JD 5425 MFWD Open St. 541 Loader • JD 6400 MFWD/ LoaderSold SOLD

330 MPG FFWD P P P P P CClean P AAWD P $13,930 Buy 1 or Buy 10 Starting From $20,995

• 6310 MFWD w/ 640 LoaderSold & Cab SOLD

Hay equipment

SSave ave Over $2,000 Locally

• JD 3955 Chopper 5 1/2 Hay Head

Here and More Coming!

• JD 936 MoCo Impl



All children 13 and under are welcome to submit Weather art. Send your picture to

Someone you know has purchased vehicles from Ricky- stop by and see why. He’d like to invite all of his past friends and customers to check out “The Sunny Side of Highway 61.”



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• JD 735 MoCo • JD 730 MoCo

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• JD 535 MoCo • 2) 568 Round Baler • 3) JD 567 Round Baler

combines Sold SOLD • ‘09 JD 9570 StS • ‘08 JD 9670 StS • ‘03 JD 9750 StS • ‘02 9650 StS • ‘00 9550 • ‘99 9510 4wd Duals • ‘97 JD 9500 • ‘96 JD 9500 combine Heads • ‘03 930F Full Finger • ‘03 925F Full Finger • JD 612C Corn Head • Drago 8 Row Chopper

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FALCON NEWS SEpt. - OCt. 2011

Fillmore Central Community Education Early Learning Programs Expanding Last spring we expanded One Block At A Time Day Care Center, and added a new 4/5 year old preschool room. We got licensed for an additional 20 students, so we now can accomodate 50 preschoolers. Our day care also has the infant, transition, toddler and 3/4 preschool rooms. This year we will be using the Mother Goose Curriculum in combination with the Creative Curriculum. The Mother Goose Curriculum gives our teachers activities around themes that addresses the whole child. Other areas we are expanding are our school readiness classes. We added an additional 4/5 section and a 3/4 section. We currently have 51 4/5 students, and 34 3/4 students. We are so excited to have our students in our early learning classes. Our teachers utilize the CORE Knowledge Curriculum, and work closely with our other early learning programs so they build on skills being learned in all classrooms. Our ECFE (early childhood family education) program is off and running. Child/parent classes began the week of September 19th; check out our website for days and times. Also there are tons of family events planned for the year, so watch your children’s backpacks for more information on them. For more information about community education events, please contact Holly Kanengieter, Communtiy Education Director, at or 7653809.

Pictured above is the new preschool daycare room.

Sept.- Oct. 2011 • Sept. 27 • Sept. 28 • Sept. 28 • Sept. 28 • Sept. 28 • Sept. 29 • Sept. 30 • Oct. 4 • Oct. 10 • Oct. 17 • Oct. 20-21 • Oct. 24 • Oct. 25 • Oct. 26 • Oct. 27 • Oct. 31 • Oct. 31

School Board Meeting - 6:30pm K-6 Picture Day 3/4 M, W Preschool Pictures 4/5 Preschool Pictures Vision/Hearing Screening Gr. 7 & 10 3/4 T, Th Preschool Pictures Vision/Hearing Screening Gr. K-5 One & Done Fundraiser Money Due Columbus Day Vision Rescreens Ed. Minnesota (formerly MEA) - No School No School - Teacher Work Shop School Board Meeting - 6:30pm One & Done Fundraiser Pick-up 3-4pm Picture Retakes Vision/Hearing Final Rescreens Halloween

HomeComing RoyalTy

Pictured above is Miss Kelly’s 4/5 Preschool Class.

The Homecoming King Candidates were (L to R): Dan Doerr, Mitch Johnson, Luke Bergey, Logan Whitehill, and King Tanner Ristau. The Homecoming Queen Candidates were (L to R):Queen Alex Peterson, Sierra Haugerud, Jessie Tammel, Sammy Kiehne, and Kelsey Ristau-Tienter.

HomeComing Week Tuesday - TWin day

The week of September 19-23rd was homecoming week at Fillmore Central. During the week, students participated in dress up days. On Tuesday it was Twin Day, where students dressed the sam as another person. The following pictures are examples: Pictured to the Above Left is 3/4 Preschooler’s - time to pick up. Pictured above Right is Miss Tonya’s 4/5 preschool class.

Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Hadoff

Fillmore Central Annual Bus Evacuation Drill

On September 21st, Fillmore Central completed its annual bus evacuation drills. Each Fall and Spring, Mark Scheevel of Harmony Transit completes the training with all preschool students, K-6 students and the daycare students located at the school. In addition to the on-site training, staff instruct the students in their classrooms about safety procedures on the bus and at the bus stop to ensure safe travels to and from school. Safety is a top priority of Harmony Transit and an imporant part Fillmore Central’s mission.

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9.26.11 Fillmore County Journal  

The 9.26.11 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.

9.26.11 Fillmore County Journal  

The 9.26.11 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.