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I recently saw a study that claimed more than 50 percent of Americans report having some kind of stress, anxiety or depression. It went on to mention that therapists are overwhelmed and booked out for months.


Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for the modern stress epidemic.

Certainly, the past few years have caused many to develop anxieties and health issues related to the disruptions and concerns of the pandemic. Isolation, job insecurity, changing schedules, shutdowns – you name it, every phase of our “normal” lives was affected. Lack of control over those situations left many feeling helpless. Is it any wonder that people are experiencing increased levels of stress?

But as we move back toward predictable schedules and returns to work and school, readapting has not necessarily reduced those stress levels.

My doctors tell me some level of stress is healthy. It’s how we deal with it that presents problems. We all face challenges large and small every day that can push our limits – if we let them.

A friend of mine shared a story about how he was treated very harshly by a vendor with whom he had been mostly cordial. I will always remember my friend’s pleasant response. He told me, “Why should I let his actions determine my behavior?”

My friend had lived a long, relatively stress-free life because he had placed the focus of control directly inside himself, instead of

reacting as if others and external events caused him to think, feel and act in certain ways.

That response is one we should all aspire to. But it doesn’t come naturally to many of us. We need to reprogram our brains to consider the relative importance of the issue at hand. It takes discipline and practice.

Motivational author Leo Buscaglia suggests, “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot, hang on and swing.”

If that doesn’t work for you, try some of these stress-management strategies:

• Get in the driver’s seat. Emotionally healthy people tend to maintain a high degree of control over their life. Feeling in control, as you do when driving a car, helps reduce feelings of stress.

• Pursue your purpose passionately. People who feel a sense of commitment and purpose aren’t affected by stress in a negative way. They view change as a challenge instead of a threat.

• Don’t procrastinate. Work your plan. Take one thing at a time. Choose how you spend your time.

• Put problems in perspective. Dr. Michael LeBoeuf said, “Most stress is caused by people who overestimate the importance of their problems.”

• Start your day with a good laugh. Scientific studies at Northwestern University and Fordham University concluded that laughter benefits the heart, lungs, stomach and other organs. It relaxes tensions, changes attitude, and increases the body's natural painkillers. And, it has no harmful side effects.

• Don’t worry about it. A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. People get so busy worrying about yesterday or tomorrow they forget about today. And today is what you have to work with. Recently I saw a survey that says 40 percent of the things we worry about never happen, 30 percent are in the past and can't be helped, 12 percent concern the affairs of others that aren't our business, 10 percent are about sickness – either real or imagined – and

8 percent are worth worrying about. I would submit that even the 8 percent aren't really worth the energy of worry.

• Emphasize fun. Business and fun are not polar opposites. In fact, another piece of advice that I share frequently is “Do what you love, love what you do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” A positive work environment encourages fun.

• Develop strong relationships. True friends are always there, no matter how long or how many miles away they are. Harvard University did a fascinating study that tracked the physical and emotional health of 700 people for 75 years. The primary conclusion: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.

• Keep things in perspective. Keep failure and mistakes in perspective. Concentrate on the positive. Develop enthusiasm. See something good in every experience you have. And remember, if handling stress by yourself is too much, work with a professional therapist who can help you develop a plan to take control of your life.

Mackay’s Moral: When life feels like a pressure cooker, it’s time to turn down the heat.

Reprinted with permission from nationally syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us,” “The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World,” and “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door.”


Upcoming Events


• VFW Auxiliary #7050 Annual Easter Egg & Bake Sale starting at 8:30 a.m. Lunch from 11:30 -1 p.m. at the Melrose American Legion.


• Grey Eagle Housing Association Annual Meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the Village View Apartments. See ad on page 7.


• City of Melrose Open House from 5-7 p.m. at the Melrose City Center.


• Melrose Stages, Inc. Presents "Sister Act" at the Marit Elliott Performing Arts Center, Melrose. Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30; Sun. at 2 p.m.


• Spring Fundraiser starting at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church Basement-Meire Grove


• Moses Dane Cemetery Association Annual Meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Burtrum Community Center.


• Grey Eagle Senior Citizens Meeting at 4 p.m. with potluck & Bingo.


• Upsala Cooperative Telephone Association Annual Meeting at 10 a.m. at the Community Covenant Church, Upsala.


• Meets 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Community Center.


• Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall.

• Planning Commission meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall.


• Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Burtrum City Hall.


• Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.


• Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Holdingford City Hall.


• Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution 1st Saturday of the Month from 10-11 a.m. at River of Live Church, Sauk Centre.


• Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.


• Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. with cards/Bingo/coffee/dessert.


• Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.


• Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 8 p.m.


• Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the town hall.


• Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Melrose American Legion Clubrooms.


• Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Melrose American Legion. (Aux. Sept.-May.)


• Meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albany.


• Meets every Monday, weigh in starts at 8; meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Village View Apartments, Grey Eagle.


• Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Park building.


• 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of the month at 7 p.m.


• Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. at the Swanville Fire Hall.


• Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

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“The Good Old Days” -By Tom Kuehne

Memories (4)

This past week I had the pleasure of spending some time in conversation with one of my older clients who is still farming as a full time occupation. He is in his late 80's and does his own cooking and housekeeping after his wife passed last year. He heats the home with an outside wood burner and this year, due to the cool weather, the usual amount of firewood didn't last through the heating season and he had to take the 4 wheel drive tractor to the woods, so he could wade through crotch deep snow to get some additional firewood. Great exercise!

When the prices for coyote hides were good during the 1940's, he harvested a fair number of coyotes. One hunt was especially memorable. He saw where a coyote had made tracks in the snow crossing the road, so he decided to follow the tracks. He followed for most of the day until the tracks went into a grassy, low area, He kept going around the area and the coyote kept moving to stay away. After a while the coyote became too exhausted to go any further and he was able to shoot the coyote. This happened in Nebraska, where you can see the horizon 20 miles away and walk there simply by walking across a couple of line fences.

The usual way to gather cut hay years ago was to use a team of horses and a dump rake. For those that aren't sure what a dump rake is, it is a steel wheeled machine with curved irons that gathers the cut hay so that the operator would trip the rake to dump its load in a fairly neat row across the field. This raking required a lot of walking by the horses and they might from time to time stop. Slapping lines and words of encouragement sometimes didn't get them to move, so if Pa wasn't watching, encouraging words and a couple of shots from a BB gun sometimes were more effective. The rake had a metal seat, which traditionally was broken so that when going over bumps and gopher piles the rake would bounce around enough to

catch some skin on your bottom end and create immediate pain and an appearance of bruising. What a pain in the butt! Our dump rake had a bad habit of banging the teeth back up against your seat after the hay had been dumped. No problem keeping awake raking hay.

One of the primary subjects of conversation lately is how much snow is coming and when it will stop. Somehow this winter gives the feeling that it is much longer than we have grown accustomed to. We are beginning to notice some noises that are telling us that spring is almost here. There are a few robins making robin noises. The sandhill cranes have been announcing their arrival for a couple of weeks, but for those of us that are not accustomed to their diet, we are wondering what they are eating. Their typical diet of ground hugging worms and amphibians are still sleeping in the frozen areas and not exposing themselves to the sand hill's banquet. Although in limited numbers, waterfowl are now able to find water where ice had previously sealed it up. Hey, spring is here, we just have to look for it.

Since my Mother's birthday was during the first few days in April, I remember her telling the story about when she was a little girl, they took the team and wagon to go to someone's home. While the team was traveling on the road, the snow was deep enough to continually cause the horses to drag their bellies in the snow. This was in new snow, but a few days later, it had shrunk to a depth of just over her ankles.

Get ready for the next subject of conversation, the excess moisture caused by the snow melt.

For feedback or story ideas, email Tom at tom@swanvilleinsurance.com.

If you need help with Health or Life Insurance or for Senior Health Solutions Contact: Tom Kuehne 320-360-0343

Community Chorus Offers Opportunity to Showcase Musical Talent

The Grey Eagle Community Chorus will host a spring music event and is looking for participants. Anyone who would like to showcase his or her musical talent is encouraged to sign up. The event is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 16 in the afternoon at the Grey Eagle United Methodist Church.

Participation is open to vocalist and instrumentalist. If you sing, sign up as a soloist, or ensemble group: duet, trio, quartet,


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etc. If you play an instrument, sign up as a soloist or a combination of instruments. The chorus has a couple of excellent piano accompanists who will be available. The Grey Eagle Handbell Choir will be a part of the program as well.

To sign up for participation in the event contact either Robert Kutter at 320-4915604 or bkutter@meltel.net; or Carol Duke at 386-466-4380 or cduke@meltel.net.

The deadline for signing up is April 10.

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Saturday: (4-8 pm) 1/4 lb. Hamburger $2.50 Toppings 50¢ each; Bacon 50¢ Slice

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Bernice M. Uhlenkamp


M. “Bernie” Uhlenkamp, age 84 of Elrosa, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 5 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with Rev. Mark Botzet officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Bernice Marie Kortan was born May 1, 1938 in Melrose, Minnesota to Frank and Loretta (Vogel) Kortan. She was united in marriage to Ernest “Ernie” Uhlenkamp on June 1, 1957 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Bernie primarily worked as a Teacher’s Aide at Holy Family School in Sauk Centre. She later became a foster grandmother at Holy Family School and was also a hospice volunteer. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa, Christian Women, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, and the Two Cylinder Club. Bernie enjoyed crocheting, watching the Minnesota Twins and her grandchildren’s sporting events, puzzles, coloring, and loved socializing with friends and family.

Survivors include her children, Tom (Jolene) Uhlenkamp of Villard, Gerard (Kristina) Uhlenkamp of Brooten and Mark (Sherrie) Uhlenkamp of Melrose; grandchildren, Brendan, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, James, Faith (Noah), Zachary (Makala), Daniel (Bella), Micah (Katlin) and Dante; one great-granddaughter on the way; brothers and sisters, Darlene (John) Dols of Sauk Centre, Jeanette (Joe) Loehr of Melrose, Michael (Theresa) Kortan of Melrose, and Julie Grams of St. Cloud.

Bernie was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Uhlenkamp on October 10, 2015; parents; infant daughter, Marie Uhlenkamp; infant son, Charles Uhlenkamp; and sister, Karen Moening.

Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

Raymond G. Sunderman

Raymond G. “Ray” Sunderman, age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m.

Monday, April 10 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Tim Wenzel officiating and Rev. Jim Maderak concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Raymond Gerhard Sunderman was born February 5, 1933 near Grey Eagle, Minnesota to Leo and Clara (Pluth) Sunderman. He graduated from Grey Eagle High School in 1951 and worked for Peschel Hardware after graduation. He was united in marriage to Irene Ruhland on July 6, 1959 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Ray worked for Standard Oil from 1955 through 1964 and then worked at Vigortone Pre-Mixes and Ration Maker Pre-Mixes until his retirement in 1996. After retirement, Ray worked part-time at Centre Rental in Sauk Centre.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and the Knights of Columbus. Ray had the gift to gab and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Irene Sunderman of Sauk Centre; children, Debra (Gene) Fondow of Mosinee, Wisconsin, Barbra (Todd) Gapinski of Sauk Centre, and Robert Sunderman of Sauk Centre; grandchildren, Abby and Bella Fondow, and Zach, Josh, and Lynsie Gapinski; and sisters-inlaw, Barbara Sunderman of Woodbury and Alice Sunderman of Grey Eagle.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Evelyn Gartner; brothers, Ronald and Richard Sunderman; and brothers-in-law, Norb Gartner, Ray and Harold Ruhland.

Ray was a friendly man and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.


Valeria J. “Val” Braun

Valeria J. “Val”

Braun, age 102 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, (just ten days before her 103rd birthday) surrounded by her family on Friday, March 31 at Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 5 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Greg Paffel concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Valeria Johanna Mader was born on April 10, 1920, in Greenwald, Minnesota, to Christ and Agnes (Kramer) Mader. She was united in marriage to Alfred Braun on June 18, 1940, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Greenwald. Val was a loving wife and mother and served as a homemaker most of her life. Her family was her priority, and until her dying day, she enjoyed many visits from her children and grandchildren. Her listening, non-judgemental spirit, positive attitude, sense of humor, and fantastic memory drew many to love her.

Before marriage, she worked as a telephone operator. After raising her family, she was employed at St. Michael's Hospital. She was a Saint Paul's Catholic Church member in Sauk Centre, Christian Mothers, and the St. Theresa Mission Group and enjoyed volunteering at Holy Family School. Val had a knack for making many crafts and enjoyed crocheting afghans and prayer shawls for others. Raising African Violets and other plants was another talent in which she excelled. Her loving touch included her companion dogs, especially her poodle, Piper, and schnauzer, Alex.

Survivors include her children, Robert Braun of Melrose, Sister Janine Braun, OSB of Sauk Centre, Kathleen (Theodore) Anderson of Kimball, Beth Thieschafer Sieben (Kevin) of Melrose, and John (Patricia) Braun of Lakeville, daughter-in-law, Rita Ritter of Sauk Centre; 15 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Val was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, on November 14, 1985; parents, Christ and Agnes Mader; son, Ronald Braun, on March 5, 1993; brothers: Elmer and Stanley Mader; sister, Marcella Fuchs; son-in-law, Glen Thieschafer; daughters-in-law, Mary Braun and Irene Braun; granddaughter, Mary Braun; and great-grandson, Logan Braun.

Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

Herbert S. Gerads

Herbert S.

“Herbie” Gerads, age 84 of St. Francis, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, April 3 at the Upsala Senior Living in Upsala, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis with Rev. David Grundman officiating. A family inurnment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Military honors will be provided by the Albany American Legion. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis. Parish prayers will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church.

Herbert Steven Gerads was born July 4, 1938 in Freeport, Minnesota to Charles and Loretta (Harren) Gerads. He entered the U.S. Army in 1963 and was honorable discharged in 1965, serving most of duty in Germany. Herbie farmed and later started his own business installing drain tile for farmers. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis. Herbie enjoyed riding snowmobile and motorcycle, and loved playing pool in the pool league in St. Anthony.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Magdalen “Toots” Schwanke of St. Cloud, Frank (Doreen) Gerads of Freeport, Loretta (Herbert) Thull of Melrose, Jake (Judy) Gerads of Freeport, Dolores Linn of St. Cloud, Bertha Herdering of Upsala, and Gilbert (Carol) Gerads of Freeport.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Martha Gerads, Sister Marie Gerads, O.S.B., and Elizabeth Bechtold; and brothers, Martin, Jerome, Joseph, Bernard, John, and Norbert Gerads.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose.

Mildred M. Poepping

Mildred M. “Millie” Poepping, age 86 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, April 3 at the CentraCare Center in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church. Parish prayers will be held at 4 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Holy Thursday: April 6

St. Mary's-Upsala: 6 pm

Immaculate Conception-St. Anna: 7 pm

St. Francis: 8 pm

Good Friday: April 7

St. Mary's-Upsala: 12 noon

St. Columbkille-St. Wendel: 12 noon

St. Edward's-Elmdale: 3 pm

St. Hedwig's-Holdingford: 3 pm

Easter Vigil: April 8

St. Edward's-Elmdale: 8 pm

St. Hedwig's-Holdingford: 8:15 pm

Easter Sunday: April 9

Arban Cemetary: 6:30 am (Outdoor)

St. Francis: 8 am

St. Columbkille-St. Wendel: 8:15 am

St. Mary's-Upsala: 10 am

Immaculate Conception-St. Anna: 10:15 am

Rick’s Painting

Mildred Martha Walz was born April 20, 1936 in Lake George Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Leo and Margaret (Bösl) Walz. Millie graduated from Sauk Centre High School. She was united in marriage to Ralph Poepping on June 19, 1956 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Millie waitressed at the Theatre Café and Fran’s Corner Bar, and later worked at Fingerhut. She also sold Celebrity Jewelry and eventually retired after working for Bruce Rindahl at Lutheran Brotherhood.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and the Christian Mothers. Millie enjoyed dancing, bowling, playing cards, and making an occasional trip to the casino. She also enjoyed cooking, baking Christmas cookies and apple pies, and loved making potato dumplings with her sister, Evelyn.

Survivors include her children, Mike Poepping of Sauk Centre, Ron (Diann) Poepping of Hutchinson, Cindy (Rick) Jensen of Westbrook, Jerry (Dawn) Poepping of Sauk Centre, Cheryl (Wayne) Bauer of Sauk Centre, Randy Poepping of St. Cloud, and stepdaughter, Teri (J.R.) Paige; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and brother, Donald (JoAnn) Walz of Sauk Centre.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Poepping on March 9, 2011; parents; granddaughter, Michelle Poepping; sisters, Marie Vornbrock, Carol Prodinsky, and Evelyn Schmidt.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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On March

House budget process faces high expectations amid historic surplus

As the Legislature heads into its traditional Easter/Passover break this week, finance bills to fund state government for the next two years are taking shape. What makes the process different this time is how the state's $17.5 billion surplus is impacting how these bills are put together.

All areas of operation have been given increased spending targets, some much higher than others. Agriculture, for example, was given an extra $48 million over its base funding, and some are saying it's not enough. It's human nature when there's that much "extra" money lying around with the surplus. Expectations are high as visions of expanded program offerings build. Then, when the revenue is spread around, there are winners and some that are disappointed. The areas of education and housing appear to be the two that received the largest increases in funding.

On the ag side, my concern isn't so much the lack of increased funding, it's the policy items included in the omnibus finance bill. For example, there's an effort to curtail the use of treated seeds farmers utilize to protect their crops. "Verification of need" was included in earlier versions of the bill, meaning that farmers would have to prove the treated seed was needed before being allowed to plant it. And how that would all happen if seed was purchased in the fall for the upcoming spring season wasn't totally worked out. In the end, that wording was removed from the bill, but the Department of Agriculture would still be mandated to study how and when treated seeds could be utilized.

There is also language that changes the make-up of the Board of Animal Health. That board plays a key role in the fight against animal diseases such as Avian Influenza. They have a great deal of power in dealing with issues such as that, including the ability to quarantine areas

Morrison Co. Sheriff’s Office

Accident: March 30, 2023: At approximately 7:25 pm, their office received a report of a two-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River Bridge, approximately two miles east of Bowlus, MN in Two Rivers Township.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 54-year-old Robert Bartkowitz of Little Falls, MN was traveling east on Nature Road approaching the Mississippi River Bridge. A 16-year-old juvenile female of Bowlus, MN was traveling west on Nature Road, on the Mississippi River Bridge. The two vehicles collided on the bridge due to the icy road conditions. Bartkowitz and his 66-year-old passenger, Dennis Lively of Royalton, MN were transported to St. Gabriel’s Hospital by Mayo Clinic Ambulance with serious injuries. The 16-year-old juvenile female was transported to St. Cloud Hospital by private vehicle with unknown injuries.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Bowlus First Response Team, Royalton Fire and Rescue and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.

Swanville High School to present a spring play: The History

of Dating

of the state where disease has broken out. They also dealt with the daunting task of disposing carcasses of animals put down when the large packing plants were closed during COVID-19. The Board's current make-up is six members, most of whom are veterinarians. New language in the House bill increases it to 11 members who have knowledge of livestock, with at least one residing in each of our eight congressional districts.

A bill which passed the House several weeks ago will make it difficult for the prison at Appleton to ever be used again to house prisoners. The facility is owned by a private company and has been sitting empty since 2010. Language in the bill says the Department of Corrections cannot house prisoners in a private prison, in addition to saying that local governments couldn't either. We offered amendments to at least allow counties the option of banding together to use the facility, in addition to keeping the door open for the state at some point in the future to lease the prison.

It was obvious the bill was aimed at Appleton and keeping the prison there from ever being used again for its original purpose. It's a shame the 1400-bed facility that was state-ofthe-art when built back in the 90s can't be put to use. At one time, it employed 350 people and was a huge economic driver for the area. Its tax base represents about one-third of Appleton's valuation, and it still pays hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in property tax in Swift County.

Debate on the bill went on for hours as Republicans tried to lessen its impact and keep options open for the facility. But the amendments were defeated and, in the end, the bill to ban usage of private prisons passed on a party-line vote.

You can always call my office at (651) 296-4317, my home phone at (320) 239-2726 or email me at rep.paul.anderson@house.mn if you need additional information.

Swanville students are preparing to perform their spring play, "The History of Dating" by Brian D. Taylor. This super fun, sort-of-romantic comedy takes the audience on an “educational” tour through history exploring the dating customs and rituals, as well as successes, disappointments, and failures, of a variety

of peoples and time periods. This show takes us all the way from caveman days to online dating in the digital age and pokes fun at all the popular dating stereotypes; some of the time periods include ancient Egypt, the Greek Empire, the Colonial period, the Wild West, the Roaring 20s, and the totally rad 80s.

The students will perform Sunday, April 16 and Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Swanville High School auditorium. This show is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado. Tickets available at the door.

Hometown News •Thursday, April 6, 2023 • Page 5 RJ's Country Store 28916 County Rd. 17 - St. Rosa 320-836-2583 Gas/Diesel/Premium • Propane Exchange Groceries • Pep's Pork • Schaefer's Market Harry's Pizza • Bait • ATM Equal Housing Opportunity VILLAGE VIEW APARTMENTS • GREY EAGLE Low Income Elderly or Disabled Section 8 Subsidized Grey Eagle Housing Association is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider • Rent is 30% of income after medical deductions • Electric heat included • Free access to DISH Network • Elevator and Accessible Entry door openers • Well maintained by caretakers who care • Raised gardens • Controlled Access entrance door locks • GRRL collection on site • Community room with kitchen for large gatherings • Mail delivery and pick-up in building • Two laundry rooms, craft room, three lobby areas for visiting • Air conditioned halls and public areas • Friendly residents • Monthly Board Meetings Garages when available Village View Apartments 320-285-3973 • Email: cedar@meltel.net 303 Cedar Street N., Grey Eagle, MN 56336 For details & a tour, GIVE US A CALL! Happy Easter! Grey Eagle • 320-285-2000 NEVILLE HARDWARE Mon.-Fri.: 8 am-4:30 pm Sat.: 8 am-3 pm Happy Easter! From All of Us at UPS Drop Off Site SENIOR DISCOUNTS Tree Trimming • Removals Stump Grinding • Sod Landscaping • Planting Edging • Mulch • Rock Dale: 320-493-6329 Natures View Tree & Yard Care LLC SNOW REMOVAL
26, the Grey Eagle/Swanville Council #14616 inducted 5 young men into the Knights of Columbus. Pictured are: Proposer- Tanner Koetter, New KnightsAdam Throener, Sam Primus, Kaleb Primus, Gavin Koetter, Jamison Koetter, and Grandfather, Bob Koetter. Submitted by Ken Sinclair. Cast photo (front from left) Lara Baggenstoss, Isaac Gapinski, Lauren Miller, Karley Loven, Matea Allen, (middle) Carter Proell, Ronelle Hasse, Shelby Barber, Maci Allen, Hannah Kruchten; (back) Lucas Kizer, Maddox Parry, Gavin Hasse, Travis Bellefeuille, Morgan Bellefeuille, Milo Hutchins, and Braydon Loven. Not pictured: Jasmine Johnson, and Ingrid Meza.
• Feed • Farm Supply • Fertilizer • Seed 320-573-2607 Hwy. 238, Elmdale On The Farm Slaughtering Custom Meat Processing April 1st New Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat.: 9 am-12 Noon • Sun.: Closed
Emily Ripplinger from Upsala placed 3rd in the 49th Annual Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championship held on April 1st at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud.

Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games of all time. The goal of Sudoku is to fill a 9×9 grid with numbers so that each row, column and 3×3 section contain all of the digits between 1 and 9. As a logic puzzle, Sudoku is also an excellent brain game.

Dave Says -By Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, I’m 20 years old, and I’m planning to buy a home in the next year. Besides having a 20% down payment, what other tips do you have for a first-time home buyer? Also, is there anything I need to guard against when it comes to buying a house?

Ask The Motor Medics®


Dear Jacob,

I’m glad you’re planning on making a down payment of at least 20%. That’s a smart move, because it’ll help you avoid the added expense of private mortgage insurance (PMI). Also, remember to get a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage loan, one where your payments are no more than 25% of your monthly take-home pay.

Now, the next pieces of advice are for you, Jacob, and anyone else who’s planning to buy real estate. Always get title insurance. Always!

If you’re buying a piece of property that’s not a traditional subdivision-type lot, have a survey done. This isn’t as much of a worry with a standard subdivision lot, something that’s preplatted and has changed hands three or four times. But you don’t want to buy a piece of land under the impression that it’s 3 acres and then find out the hard way it’s only 2.25 acres. Get a home inspection too. Unless you happen

to be an electrician, contractor or something like that, you’re probably not an expert on things relating to home construction.

This last piece of advice may sound funny, but don’t buy a house with a great, low price if it looks ugly from the street. I did that with the very first house I bought, and it’s a bad idea. No matter what you think, when it comes to houses, you can’t fix ugly. You can change out carpet, and you can put up new shutters or gutters and stuff like that. Those things aren’t a ton of work. But there’s a reason you can get a screaming deal on an ugly house—it’s ugly. And the guy you sell it to down the road is going to get a great deal on the house. Why? Because it’s just an ugly house.

If you’re not careful, you can get a little too excited on your first home purchase. So stay smart, look at everything involved, and don’t let a case of house fever push you into a big, expensive mistake!


* Dave Ramsey is a seven-time #1 national best-selling author, personal finance expert, and host of The Ramsey Show, heard by more than 18 million listeners each week. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Today Show, Fox News, CNN, Fox Business, and many more. Since 1992, Dave has helped people regain control of their money, build wealth and enhance their lives. He also serves as CEO for Ramsey Solutions.

Albany Senior Dining

Mon., Apr. 10: Roast beef, whipped potatoes, beets, fruit salad, roll.

Tues., Apr. 11: Honey mustard pork, loin, sweet potato, Calif. Normandy vegetable, orange slices.

Wed., Apr. 12: Baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, peas/carrots, fruit, roll.

Thurs., Apr. 13: Special of the day.

Fri., Apr. 14: Fish, baked beans, French fries, coleslaw.

Pre-registration requested to dine daily. For more info. call 320-845-4070.

Upsala - All Ages

BREAKFAST: Mon.-Fri. 7-10 a.m.: Walk in & dine. Take out available, call ahead.

Mon., Apr. 10: Tater tot hotdish, garden salad, garlic bread, dessert.

Tues., Apr. 11: Meatloaf, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, dessert.

Wed., Apr. 12: Cook's choice.

Thurs., Apr. 13: BBQ chicken breast, potato, vegetable, dessert.

Fri., Apr. 14: Liver & onions, potato, vegetable, dessert.

Pick up or eat in by 11:30 a.m.

For meals, call a day before: 320-573-4435.

Dear Motor Medics, I've got button envy. I bought a 2010 Prius when it was new and I loved, well, still love my car but just not like I did after seeing a 2016 Prius. I bought my car because it was cool, lots of gadgets like a backup camera, HID headlamps and a fancy radio and displays that I didn't even know what the info on them meant. Now there are even more gadgets. When will it end and are these new features a safe gamble to buy with a new car or do you think they will just cause more things to break down and cost me money?

-Tom in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Dear Tom, We love those buttons too! The more the better for us but that's not everyone's opinion. The Prius is one that has been on the leading edge of new tech for many years and each year they add a bit more. The base car hasn't changed much. The hybrid drive is still basically the same, but the creature comforts have come a long way. New tech design is strong these days and we don't worry much about it failing more than long-term tested devices. We all must have the newest cell phone and they change those every few months and their failure rate isn't off the charts. New tech seems to be the trend. We want it faster and we want it now. Enjoy the ride!

-Take care, the Motor Medics Dear Motor Medics, I'm in the market for a used vehicle and my budget can afford something in the $10k range but I am a guy who likes a fancier ride like a Cadillac or Lincoln so that means my $10k will buy me a lot less car than if I were to purchase a smaller more mainstream brand vehicle. I have ended up with what I call lemons in the past

which have cost me almost what I paid for them in repairs over a few years of ownership. I found out one had been in several wrecks and even was salvaged at one time. How can I protect myself during a purchase? They all seemed so good on the test drive.

Dear Mark,

-Mark in Wyandot, Michigan

We have several of our listeners in this position. They went with a luxury car that was ten years old instead of a standard car that's just a couple years old with a factory warranty. When you buy an older car the added miles and time take their toll and you are bound to have more problems. To protect yourself as best as you can we strongly suggest you do at least two things in addition to the test drive. Those two things are a title history check to find out if there are damage brands reported and a mechanical inspection done by a professional mechanic. These aren't foolproof but do catch a lot of faults.

-Take care, the Motor Medics For entertainment only. Always consult your local shop and follow all safety procedures before repairs. Come visit the Motor Medics® online at Underthehoodshow.com.

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Burnhamville Township • February 28, 2023

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Burnhamville was held February 28, 2023 at the Burtrum Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Mike Berscheit. Members present include Supervisors Bruce Johnson, Joe Muellner and Mike Berscheit; Clerk Shirley Hulinsky. Treasurer Pam Throener was absent. Also present was Erv Herdering.

The minutes from the regular meeting of January 31, 2023 were approved on a motion by Sup. Johnson and second by Sup. Berscheit. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to pay all bills numbered 6399 through 6417 totaling $18,730.89. Sup. Muellner seconded the motion. Motion passed.

For correspondence the township received notice from Sytek concerning permits for fiber cable in the ditches in our area, Long Prairie Fire meeting updates, notice of county weed training, notice of short course training, and notice of tax appeal publishing.

The board learned of another business wanting to bid on clean-up day. Therefore Burnhamville Township board will open bid letters next month.

With township elections on March 14 from 5-8 pm, Sup. Berscheit will set up the booths earlier in the day. The annual meeting will start after the election at 8:20 pm.

In the road report the scratching of the ice and compacted snow on the roads worked to improve conditions. Contractor and board members will monitor road and storm conditions.

Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $79,064.55. Sup. Berscheit motioned to approve and Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Motion passed. The board discussed the budget needs before the annual meeting.

Sup. Johnson made a motion to have Nelson Sanitation supply the portable bathroom at Long Lake access this summer. Motion was seconded by Sup. Berscheit. Motion passed.

The board then audited the books of the clerk and treasurer.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and a second by Sup. Muellner. Next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7 pm in the Burtrum Community Center. The Burnhamville Township Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 8:20 pm with election from 5-8 pm.

From the Desk of Pastor Bruce

As temple guards, we were told to keep a sharp eye out for any trouble during the upcoming Passover; you could feel the tension in the air. All the people were looking for Him, yet no one was finding Him. Just a few days ago Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. All the people were shouting, (Mathew 19:38-39) “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” So many people were gathering, and the noise was deafening. Some of the Pharisee’s came to Him and demanded that the people be quiet! Jesus said something that day that I will never forget. (Luke 19:40) “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

I learned something that afternoon that the Roman world or even the Israelites do not understand, not sure I do. This was more than an everyday occurrence. This was a supernatural occurrence. I was told to keep my eyes out for any strange occurrences, and to keep watch as to the where abouts of Jesus. I knew there was trouble coming, it was an eerie night.

The Israelites were promised a King, could this be the one? If He is, then there will be war… if not we are ok. The night that Jesus was betrayed by one of His own, and brought before Governor Pilate, was interesting. Pilate asked Jesus if he was the king of the Jews? (John 18:34-38a) “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to

you about me?” “Am I a Jew," Pilate replied. “It was your people and your chief priests who handed you over to me. What is it you have done?” Jesus said, “my kingdom is not of this world. If it were my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” “You are a king then!” said Pilate. Then Jesus said, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Every one on the side of truth listens to me.” Then Pilate asked, “What is Truth?”

Consider following the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, THE AUTHOR OF TRUTH!

-Pastor Bruce Miller from Swanville Bible Church, 320-547-2916


Important Information Regarding Property Assessments This may affect your 2024 taxes

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for Melrose Township will meet on 4/20/2023, 2:00-2:30 pm, at the Melrose Township Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation and classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization.

Township Clerk

Burnhamville Property Owners Board of Appeal and Equalization

Important Information Regarding Property Assessments

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Burnhamville Township will meet on April 14th, 2023 at 8 AM at the Todd County Assessor’s Office. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. The board will review your assessments and make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.

Contact Todd County Assessor’s Office at 320-732-4431 for an appointment.


FOUND: A wedding band near St. Joseph's Church, Grey Eagle. Call 320-333-6810.

GIVE AWAY: Two roosters. Call 320-4910024.

WANTED TO BUY: Dairy Heifers and Cows. 320-894-7175. SC-evB

WANTED: Apartment or house to rent around Grey Eagle or Albany area. Call 507304-1726 ask for Jack.

WANTED: 606 or 454 International utility tractor. Call 320-267-5632. RB-tfn

WANTED: 70 hp. tractor with cab & snowblower, reasonable. Call 320-267-5632. RB-tfn

FOR SALE: Floe V2000 electric boat lift with canopy/cover/battery tray/rod holders/ remote, excellent cond., $3,500. Grey Eagle 612-709-8918. 4/20

WANTED: International tractor or 545 Industrial, reasonable price. Call 320-2675632. RB-ftn

WANTED: The Grey Eagle Library is accepting donations of your used books that are in good condition. 4/6

FOR SALE: 1997 Ford pickup, 2 wheel drive, needs work, $1000. Call 320-2675632. RB-tfn

FOR SALE: Bullets for reloading 45 cal FMJ, HP, hard cast lead, cheap sell. Call 320-260-4551.

FOR SALE: Beautiful purebred German Shepard puppies ready now! 4 males, 9 weeks old, $500 or BO. Call or text 320360-3512.

FOR SALE: 18x8 insulated garage door with opener and tracks. Call 320-290-0397.

FOR SALE: Steel house siding and vinyl windows. Call 320-290-0397.

FOR SALE: 14' Crestliner aluminum boat with 6HP Johnson Sea Horse outboard motor, and Snowco trailer, $1250. Call 218760-8266. GR-tfn

Todd County HHS Employment Opportunities

Todd County HHS is looking for reliable, service oriented individuals to serve the citizens of Todd County in following positions:

**Eligibility Worker - (FT)

** Registered Nurse - Care Coordinator (FT)

** Home Health Aide (PT)

To learn more about these openings and how to apply visit the official Todd County website at https://www.co.todd.mn.us

Questions may be directed to Todd County Administration: (320) 732-6155.


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ATTENTION! Grey Eagle Housing Association Members

The 43rd annual meeting of the Grey Eagle Housing Association will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2023, in the Menge Community Room at Village View Apartments in Grey Eagle. (Our Monthly Meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m.)

Nominations & Elections of 2 Directors: If you qualify as a member of Grey Eagle Housing Association and live in the area, you may nominate yourself, or another member of the association, to the Board of Directors either at the meeting or in writing before the meeting. This year we will elect 2 people to three-year terms. Please submit the names you wish to nominate to Margaret Newberg, 303 Cedar Street North, #25, Grey Eagle, MN 56336. For more information, please call 320-285-3973.


Post 101

265 Co. Rd. 173 SE, Melrose - 320-256-3581 • Cell 320-429-4008


Sundays: Closed

Mondays: 3-8 PM Line Dancing/Bar Open Tues., Wed., Thurs.: Closed

Fridays: 3-8 PM

Sat. Closed or Special Events

3rd Friday: FISH FRY 4:30-7:30 PM Meat Raffle/Dog Tags

HORSE RACES: 2nd & 4th Fridays of the Month

Other Fridays: Burger Night/Dog Tags


April 7: Good Friday Fish Fry & VFW Easter Egg Sale: 4:30-7:30 PM

April 8: VFW Bake Sale/ Homemade Pies: Starting at 8:30 AM Luncheon: 11:30 AM-1 PM Chicken

Soup & Sandwiches

April 8: Conceal-Carry Class

April 16: Boy Scout Breakfast

April 29: Women of Today Luncheon

11 AM-1 PM

*Coming May 7: Wagon Wheelers Dance

Gambling Licence #01053-001 • Pull-Tabs, ETabs, & Electronic BINGO

Hometown News •Thursday, April 6, 2023 • Page 7
Grey Eagle Housing Association is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Equal Housing Opportunity
TUXEDO RENTAL: Starting at $94.95 Your Full Service Florist Chris' Country Store • 320-285-2600 105 State St. E., Grey Eagle www.flowershopnetwork.com
HELP WANTED Full Time & Part Time Cooks $16-$22 an Hour Call or Apply Within Shady’s Golden Eagle Bar & Grill Burtrum • 320-285-6707 DK’S Tree & Landscaping, LLC. DK’S Tree & LLC. Trim & Remove Trees, 70 ft. Boom, Brush Removal, 320-630-0670 - David Kuhl Free Estimates, Fully Insured Swanville • www.dkstree.com Accept VISA, Discover or Master Card Stump Grinding & Removal,Hedge Trimming, Firewood Available Including Delivery, Residential Landscaping & Bobcat Work
Page 8 • Hometown News •Thursday, April 6, 2023 ALERT ALONE ANGEL ARCHITECTURE ATLANTIC BADGES BALLOON BEAST BEGINS BOOTS BOUND COUNT CYCLE EGYPT EITHER EXACTLY EXITS EXPENSES GEESE IGNORE INDEX JERKED QUICKER QUITE RESCUES ROPES SCENE SLIGHT SMACKS SPORT STARTS STEER STUNG LEAPS MAIDS MISSES MUDDY NAILS NEWER NOSES OUTER PASTURE PIECE POLICY www.sytekcom.com INTERNET ONLY HIGH SPEED FIBER RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS $77.75 $87.75 PER MONTH PER MONTH Up to 1 GB with Unlimited Data Fiber to the Home (FTTH) We Have You Covered! Owned by UCTA 320-573-1390 • 888-573-1390 117 South Main Street PO Box 277, Upsala, MN 56384 One-Time Installation Fees: • $100 existing fiber customer - or free with 12-month contract • $1200 new fiber customer or free with 24-month contract • A $100 deposit is required and will be refunded after 12 months of on time payments, this in addition to the non-refundable install fee • If your computer does not have wireless capabilities, additional equipment may need to be purchased. Visiting Family? Distant Learning? Working From Home? Serving Upsala, Bowlus, Flensburg, Sobieski, Swanville and Surrounding Areas Get the latest and the greatest Fiber To The Home high speed internet service! • Includes a modem with a wireless router. • No required contract. No data limits. • Billing through ebill. A $2/month surcharge will apply if invoice is mailed. You may qualify for a discount on your telephone or internet bill. Visit https://www.usac.org/lifeline/consumer-eligibility/ to see if you qualify! Kutter Insurance Agency 107 Main Street, Grey Eagle Insuring cars, homes, boats, farms & recreational vehicles for the past 30 years! Michael W. Kutter • Janine L. Kutter FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS! 320-285-2299 • 800-955-6051 www.kutterinsuranceagency.com 613 1st St. S. Long Prairie, MN PRAIRIE WOODS LAUNDRY OPEN 24/7 BLENKERS ROOFING, LLC Melrose • 320-256-5400 Gutters • Soffits Fascia • Siding STUNT TAILS TALENT UNCLE USUAL WEIRD WORLDS YO-YOS 124 2nd St NE, Little Falls, MN 56345 320-639-2453 OPEN: Mon.-Fri.: 9 AM-6 PM; Sat. 9 AM-4 PM or by appointment. Get Your Bike Serviced & Ready for Spring!

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