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Hometown News 29442 120th St. Grey Eagle, MN 56336 Phone: 320-285-2323 Fax: 320-285-5264 Website: Email: The Hometown News is a weekly publication, which is published and distributed every Thursday. Published By

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Ad & News Deadline The deadline for news and advertising in the Hometown News is Monday. Subscriptions The subscription rates for 13 weeks is $15.00 26 weeks is $30.00 52 weeks is $60.00 Mail to: Hometown News, 29442 120th St., Grey Eagle, MN 56336. Press Releases Press releases are welcome. They must be emailed to: Letter to the Editor Letters and articles of opinion are welcomed. Letters must be signed and include address and phone numbers. Letters should be short and to the point. We reserve the right to edit lengthy letters. Email to: Free Classifieds Personal Classifieds are free. Limit of 20 words; 25¢ for each additional word. 20 words or less can be emailed. Classifieds over the word limit must be prepaid. Business related Help Wanted, For Rent classifieds are $5.00 for the first 20 words, 25¢ per each additional word. Mail to: Hometown News, 29442 120th St., Grey Eagle, MN 56336. email: Card of Thanks Cards of Thanks is $2.50 for the first 50 words, 10¢ per each additional word. Must be prepaid. Announcements Anniversary open house, births, birthday open house, engagements, weddings and obituaries are free of charge for one publication. To have it published twice costs $10. A prestamped, self addressed envelope is required to return photos.

Open A Book, Open A Mind -By Harvey Mackay

Our lives basically change in two ways -- the people we meet and the books we read My friend, the late Charles “ Tr e m e n d o u s ” Jones shared this notion with me several years ago, and as an author, I took it as both a compliment and a challenge. In fact, I thought it was so powerful that I use it in all my speeches. And I have first-hand experience on the importance of books in our lives. My first book, “Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive” sold a lot of copies. But the best part was the feedback from readers: Thousands told me the book has changed their lives. Again, I am both honored and daunted. That was an enormous responsibility to assume. Let me share the biggest secret of a really life-changing book: If you have found a book that taught you a tremendous amount, you need to go back and read that book three, five, seven and 10 years later after you’ve had different experiences. It is not enough to simply read a motivational self-help book. You have to study it, underline it, highlight it and take notes. Good books should never be put away permanently.

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It doesn’t matter whether you are a paper-and-ink fan or a Kindle/Nook devotee, books are your ticket to places you can only dream of. A good read can stretch your imagination and spark your creativity. Books inspire, comfort, teach and entertain. Inscribed on the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress are the first eight words of a quotation by famed American author Henry David Thoreau, “Books are the treasured wealth of the world ...” Reading researcher Kylene Beers of Yale University says something happens to U.S. kids as they make their way through school. “About 100 percent of first-graders walk in on the first day and are interested in this thing called reading,” she says. “Eighty percent of graduation high school seniors tell us thy will never again voluntarily read another book.” J. K. Rowling is credited with reviving the interest in reading with the fabulously popular Harry Potter series, and the Twilight books hooked legions of fans. There is no lack of good reading material. And yet statistics tell us that the average person reads just three books a year. Three books! Not only am I an advocate of reading everything I can get my hands on, I am a huge proponent of lifelong learning. When your career or family schedules preclude enrolling in a class, books provide another avenue. Read to expand your mind. Read for fun. Read because you are interested in something -- and read to become more interesting. You’ll never waste your time if you are reading! American writer Clarence Day said, “The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and

die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men’s hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead.” Individuals read to live life to its fullest, to earn a living, to understand what is going on in the world, and to benefit from the accumulated knowledge of civilization, according to a U.S. Department of Education study by Bernice Cullinan of New York University. Even the benefits of democracy and the capacity to govern ourselves successfully depend on reading. Another angle on the benefits of reading good books came from the late Norman Cousins, editor and writer for the Saturday Review, who said: “There is a simple non-medical technique for increasing longevity. This system goes by the name of ‘book.’ Through it, man can live hundreds of lifetimes in one. “What is more, he may enjoy fabulous options. He can live in any age of his choosing. He can take possession of an experience. He can live inside the mind of any man who has recorded an interesting thought, any man who has opened up new slices of knowledge, any man who has engaged in depths of feeling or awareness beyond the scope of most mortals. This is what good books are all about.” Mackay’s Moral: A person without knowledge is like a house without a foundation. 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,” and the new book “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us.”

Upcoming Events AUGUST 19 • Annual Salad Luncheon/Bake Sale from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Sauk Centre United Methodist Church. AUGUST 20 • Melrose Riverfest. • Big Birch Lake Association Annual Meeting at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Grey Eagle. See ad on page 3. AUGUST 26 • Benefit for Mason Sutton from 4-8 p.m. at the Swanville City Park. AUGUST 27-28 • Central MN Heritage Club 4th Annual Threshing Show. See ad on page 12. AUGUST 28 • St. Francis of Assisi 56th Annual Fall Festival. See ad on page 12. AUGUST 31 • American Red Cross from 1-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center.

SEPTEMBER 4 • St. Rose of Lima Annual Fall Festival starting at 10 a.m. on church grounds, St. Rosa. SEPTEMBER 10 • Villard All School Reunion starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Corral, Nelson. ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS • Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Grace Alive, Albany. ALBANY TOWNSHIP • Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. • Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. BURNHAMVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Burtrum City Hall. BURTRUM CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL • Meets the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE CITY COUNCIL • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m. ST. ROSA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Park building. SWANVILLE CITY COUNCIL • First Tuesday after the first Monday of the month. SWANVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. at the Swanville Fire Hall. UPSALA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Mason Sutton Benefit Friday, August 26

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auction from 6-8 p.m. Mason Sutton is a 15 year old young man, who was born with a birth defect called Vater Syndrome. He has had at least seven surgeries and multiple hospital confinements throughout his life. His father, Dan donated Mason a kidney in December 2010. This has kept Mason off of dialysis, but he has been in the hospital every other week since December for other complications. His parents Dan and Pam have had to take many days off work to make the trips back and forth to Minneapolis. This fundraiser is to help pay for the many expenses they have acquired. Contact Sandy Peterson 320-360-9409 to donate or questions.

Victoria Rae Spychala

Joseph and Maria Spychala of Cold Spring are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria Rae Spychala, born August, 14, 2011 at 10:23 p.m. at the CentraCare Health System-Melrose. Victoria weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Welcoming Victoria home is her brother Reid 4, and sisters Mackenzie 8 and Isabella 2. Grandparents are Chuck and Carol Spychala of St. Joe and Roger and Mary Jane Pundsack of Melrose. Great grandparents are Cyrilla Skroch of Holdingford and Jim Spychala of Sartell.

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We appreciate all of the cards, flowers, prayers and words of comfort following the passing of our mother and grandmother. Thank you everyone who helped us celebrate Alyce’s life and made donations in her honor. Thank you all that has had contact with mom during her long life.

The Family of Alyce Bacon

A benefit for Mason Sutton will be held Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Swanville City Park. A turkey dinner will be served from 4-8 p.m., along with a silent auction from 4-6 p.m. and a live

The family of Lester Zellgert would like to send a special thank you to the Lakewood Health System, Dr. Mennis, Mary Lamusga, Dr. Weitz and the Memory Care Staff for the great care that Lester received in the last two months. Also to Mike and Heidi Iten of Iten Funeral Home, Pastor Tibbetts, and the St. John’s Lutheran Church funeral lunch committee. Thank you for all your comforting words, prayers, support, visits, hugs, cards, all the food brought in and flowers at the time of our loss of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. God bless you all.

The Zellgert Family

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Jennie K. Anderson

Obituaries Lester A. Zellgert

Lester A. Zellgert, 81, of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2011, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services for Lester were held on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle. Interment was held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Lester was born April 3, 1930 in Long Prairie to the late Albert & Mable (Sandrock) Zellgert. He graduated from high school in 1948. Lester enlisted in the Navy in 1952, he served in the Korean War as a 1st Class Yeoman on the USS Rochester in Japan and Guam. He was honorably discharged in 1956. On December 11, 1954, Lester was united in marriage at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie to Mavis Rosenow. They lived in San Diego, California for 2 years before settling on the family farm where they

raised four children. In 2005 Lester and Mavis moved to Grey Eagle. Lester held various jobs over his lifetime. He farmed for many years, worked for Hillig Implement as a parts man, volunteer driver for 13 years, delivered papers for 17 years and worked at Minnesota National Bank as a custodian for 14 years. Lester enjoyed visiting, playing cards, going to auction sales, doing crosswords driving his John Deere tractors, pitching for fast pitch softball, and especially spending time with his family. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and St. John’s Lutheran Church. Religion was very important part of Lester’s life. Lester is survived by his wife Mavis of 57 years of Grey Eagle, children: Loyde (Theresa) Zellgert of Browerville; Cindy (Rick) Lemke of Browerville, Kyle (friend Sharon) Zellgert of Long Prairie, LeAnn (Brooks) Johnson of Monticello; grandchildren: Sarah, Danelle, Jacob, Arcus, Josie, Bricker, Carl and Marissa; 4 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter. Lester is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Victor. Lester will be missed by his family, friends and relatives.

Dean A. Hruska

Memorial services were held Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala for Dean A. Hruska, age 53, of Melrose. Rev. Trisha Jorgenson officiated. Dean Allen Hruska was born March 11, 1958 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He was then adopted into the family of Joseph and LaVerne (Pepin) Hruska. He lived in Crystal and Brooklyn Center for many years. Dean enjoyed working on cars, building model cars, and garage sales. He worked in the printing industry and loved animals. Dean is survived by his parents,

Joseph and LaVerne; sister, Kimberly Kay of Buffalo; Niece Jamie Gorney; Nephew, Bill Gorney; great-nieces and nephews, Cheyenne, Savannah, Spencer and Madison. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Alice Pepin and Joe and Rose Hruska.

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Anderson, chiropractor, who preceded her in death in 1966. Mrs. Anderson was born in Grey Eagle, MN on February 13, 1915, the daughter of Jacob and Ida (Bjorkland) Paavola. She was a long time member of the American Lutheran Church and the Long Prairie American Legion Auxiliary. She and Charles were hunters and made the ultimate hunt in 1951, a safari to Africa. After her husband’s death, Jennie volunteered at the Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home for many years. During her final years she was cared for by some of the many friends she had made there. Jennie is survived by her stepson, Neil R. Anderson, Adamsville, NY, 7 stepgrandchildren, 11 step great grandchildren, and 9 step-great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Jennie was preceded in death by her step-son, Albert A. Anderson, and step-daughter, Dorothy J. Swink.

Martha “Martz” Schiffler M a r t h a “Martz” Schiffler peacefully and joyfully joined the Lord on Friday August 12, 2011 at the age of 94. She was born on the Schwinghammer farm east of Albany on December 26, 1916 to Katherine and Joseph Schwinghammer. She married Al on June 13, 1939. Martz was a lifelong resident of Albany, never living more than 2 miles from her place of birth. She worked with the family business, Schiffler Farm Equipment from 1944 until Al’s passing in 1975. She touched many lives preparing “Dino’s” legendary chicken and dressing for weddings and special events throughout the area. Martz was most proud of the positive impact she and her family has made helping

others in their faith, civic and business communities. As an active member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, she spent countless hours volunteering at church related events, Mother Seton thrift store, sewing quilts for missions and delivering Meals on Wheels. Martz is survived by her children: Dennis (Bernie) of Waite Park, Don (Patti) of St Cloud, Linda Studniski of Avon, Al Jr. (Barb) of Crosby, Loren (Diane) of Avon, Jim (Carrie) of St Cloud, Bryan (Lynn) of Avon and Geri daughter-in-law. She is also survived by 46 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren as well as her siblings: Agnes of Seattle WA, Catherine of Lake Park MN, Mildred of Bloomington and Val (Chub) of Albany. She is preceded in death by her husband Al, son Wayne, son-in-law Al Studniski, great-granddaughter Maggie Rose Wehseler, and siblings Minnie Blenker, Al, Gene, Louie and Joe Schwinghammer.

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A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, August 20 at the Williams Dingmann, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie for Jennie K. Anderson, age 96, of Long Prairie, who passed away on Wednesday, August 10th at CentraCare Healthsystem in Long Prairie. Rev. Bill Bakewicz will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie. Friends and family may call from 11 to 11:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Jennie K. Anderson was a life-long resident of Todd County, and a resident of Long Prairie for the past 70+ years. Mrs. Anderson was the widow of Dr. Charles B.

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Kathleen “Kitty” Holst On a beautiful, but sad, July 30th afternoon, Kathleen “Kitty” Holst, surrounded by her loved ones, left with the angels to the heavenly reward she had been promised. It was her ultimate victory and the one she had prayed for. It was her victory over death and the cancer that had plagued her. She leaves behind her husband of forty-nine years, Mike; three children, son Greg Holst (Brenda) from Big Lake MN, daughter, Cathy Pierce (Rick) from Savage MN, and daughter Michelle

William H. Johannes

William H. Johannes, age 95, died August 13, 2011. William was born on November 25, 1915 in Culdrum Township, Morrison County, Minnesota to the late August & Caroline Johannes. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Mae Hamlin on November 30, 1939 in Long Prairie, MN. William farmed in Parker Twp., he also owned and operated a

Prissel (Tony) of Ellsworth WI; eight grandchildren, Melissa Pierce, Aimee Pierce, Megan Pierce, Michael Holst, Allicia Holst, Curtis Holst and Mary and Lauren Prissel; brother Casper of Seattle, WA; and many friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Alyce Maus. Kitty was born October 16, 1943 in Melrose. She worked for the Osseo School District for twenty-five years as a paraprofessional. She was a skilled seamstress and had her own craft sewing business during her retirement years. She was also active in her church and was a loving wife and grandmother. The funeral was held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crosslake at 11 a.m. Burial was in Pine Wood Cemetery in Crosslake.

backhoe and woodcutting business. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and farming. William is survived by his daughter, Marcella (David) Abrahamson of Browerville, MN; sons, Edward (Betsy) Johannes of Motley, MN, Robert Johannes & special friend, Sharon Erickson of Swanville, MN and Ralph Johannes of Long Prairie, MN; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. William is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Johannes; brothers, David and Ted Johannes; parents, August & Caroline Johannes. Pallbearers were Steven Johannes, Patricia Willeumier, Paul, Robin, Jeffrey and Brad Abrahamson.

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clerk asked what was wrong. Mom tried to stop her tears, but she couldn’t. She managed to get out the words, ‘’My little girl is going to college.’’ The woman touched Mom’s hand and said something like, ‘’I went through it too.’’ I couldn’t understand the depth of my mom’s grief. But now that my little writer ‘’daughter’’ friend is on her own, I do. When I came home on school breaks, I couldn’t wait to go back - to be with my friends and away from my parents’ control. I didn’t realize I was whistling when Mom sadly said, ‘’You always whistle the night before you’re leaving home.’’ I didn’t mean to break her heart. I wish I hadn’t. So how does a parent deal with a child who’s growing up and away? There must be a way of coming out on the other side of this phase in a positive fashion. When I was a practicing therapist, I learned a seemingly odd truth. We can feel entirely conflicting emotions at the very same moment. And we need to accept them equally. My young writer’s mom, Nancy, is my dear friend. But her sadness is different from mine. Her daughter will be leaving for college. Nancy says, ‘’I have so many mixed feelings. I’m immensely proud of her; how smart and talented she is; how confident she is about going and making something of herself.’’ But then, with tears forming, she said, ‘’I worry about her safety in a big city. I worry Saralee continued to pg 6

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Saralee continued from page 5 about something happening to her and me not being able to get there in time to help her.’’ She started to cry. ‘’I want her to go and I don’t want her to go.’’ My brilliant little girl will do magnificently on her own. This fills my heart with joy. And that will never change. But at the same time, I so wish she

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Central MN Heritage Club gear up for Minnesota Through The Lens: Annual Threshing Show

Ron Bruggentheis, on the tractor, and Joe Kemper, on the binder, bind bundles of oats to be threshed during the Central Minnesota Heritage Club’s annual Threshing Show on August 27-28 near Burtrum. Photo by Harry Grammond. By Don Brown Plans are in full swing as members of the Central Minnesota Heritage Club of Burtrum prepare for the annual “Heritage Days” celebration on August 27th and 28th. This event, which began in 2008, is held on the Club grounds, 1/4 mile Northwest of Burtrum on County Road 13. Each year, activities from years gone by are featured with the saw mill, threshing and machinery from the past displayed. A parade, flea market, music, food concessions, garden tractor/4 wheeler pull and tractor games are planned. The top prize in the raffle will be $750 cash. Tickets can be purchased from any club member. Another community project the group has undertaken is the lawn maintenance of a neglected two acre cemetery on the east side of Buck Lake in Burhamville Township. The land was originally deeded to an area church in 1902

and some of the original tombstones show burial dates in 1897. Through the years as churches dissolved or merged the Moses Dane Cemetery was started, the old cemetery was not maintained and became overgrown with brush. The Club began in 2008 according to Wes Klaahsen, Club President, and has approximately 40 members that come from the local area as well as members from Pillager, Melrose, Little Falls, St. Cloud area and Royalton. Not only does the Club sponsor the community-wide fall celebration and maintenance of the old cemetery, but members participate in local parades, and have had tractor rides to neighboring areas. The Club meets the fourth Friday of each month at the Burtum Community Center. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Club, contact Wes Klaahsen at 320-584-5403, Leroy Theisen at 320-285-2208, or Anita Walker at 218746-3063.

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Local Municipality Minutes Grey Eagle Township August 1, 2011 Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited. Members Present: Ron Frericks, Ray Bense, John Young, Mary Ann Primus, Bev Eggerth. Mike Kutter was absent. Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Additions to the agenda included Rodney Lanners - liquor license and Julie Zimmerman on brush planting. John made the motion to accept the agenda with the additions. Ray made the second. Motion carried. Approval of Minutes: The clerk provided copies of the July 11, 2011 minutes to the board. John made the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Ray made the second. Minutes approved. Rodney Lanners was present to request permission from the Township to apply for his liquor license at Todd County. John made the motion to approve the request to go to Todd County for the liquor license for Rodney Lanners. Ray made the

second. Motion carried. Zoning Report: Bev reported writing a permit for a hayshed. The typing of the ordinance updates is almost done. Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for July. Claims list included 8 claims for a total of $7,603.86. John made a motion to pay the claims as listed, Ray made the second. Motion carried. Survey from the Office of the Legislative Auditor, State of MN was discussed and will be filled out and returned by the clerk. Treasurer’s Report: Mary Ann Primus presented the treasurer’s report as follows: Beginning Balance as of June 30, 2011: $170, 488.82; Checks cleared: 19, $23,610.18; Deposits including interest: $67.94; Balance as of July 31, 2011: $146,946.58; Outstanding Deposits: 0.00; Outstanding Checks: 0.00; Cash Available: $146,946.58; CD Balance: $41,492.27. Ray made the motion to accept the Treas.Report. John made the second. Motion carried. Road and Bridge Report: John presented the road report. He began with all the repairs that needed to be done after the extreme rain falls.

116th, Angler Trail, 321st and Ascot Road were some of the worst hit roads. Angler Trail had a major washout that will need more work done to create a ditch for the water to flow. The 130th /321st soybean test treatment held up very well with all the rain. Some discussion on more brush trimming of saplings that are closing in on some of the roads. Ray suggested the board wait with that and any more mowing as we may get a lot of snow yet this winter. On the planting in the road right-of-way, John wanted to check with the township’s attorney to be sure there would be no problems in the future if the township allows the bushes to be planted. The new picnic table is at the beach and is being well used. Additional agenda items: Ron received the recorded copy of documents for the vacated road that was done at the April meeting. This will be filed at the township hall. Public Comment: None Adjournment: Motion by John to adjourn the meeting. Ray made the second. Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. Minutes not approved. Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treasurer.

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Riders needed for 6th Annual Catholic Charities Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride For the Kids, Sept. 10 Catholic Charities will host the 6th Annual Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride For the Kids on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. The ride begins in St. Joseph and ends in Sauk Centre. Families of all faiths are invited to participate in this benefit event. Funds raised will support the Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home and local participating faith communities. The event kicks-off at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph (registration at 8:30 a.m.) and ends 36.1 miles later at the Sauk Centre fairgrounds. Other starting checkpoints are in Avon and Melrose between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Participants will be given official wristbands for the ride. Note that helmets are required in order to partake in this event. Light refreshments will be offered along the trail, as well as transportation to return riders and bikes back to their starting locations. The first return shuttle will depart from Sauk Centre at 1 p.m. and continue until 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to stay in Sauk Centre where refreshments will be provided from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance registration is preferred, but not required. Donation to ride is $30 and day of the event to ride is $35. Additional fund raising is encouraged but not required. Children under 12, priests, pastors and religious sisters are invited to ride for

free thanks to generous donors. Registration forms are available online at For more information or to register by mail, please contact Chuck Rieland, Volunteer Ride Director at 763-571-9661 or 320256-7148 (weekends). Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home is a residential treatment facility that provides a safe place for at-risk youth. These children, ranging in ages from eight to 18, are given opportunities that might not otherwise be available to them. They learn coping skills and practice healthy family lifestyles. Those participating in this benefit event will have a positive impact on the youth living the St. Cloud Children’s Home. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud serves people across the heart of our state. We are a nonprofit organization supported by generous individuals, foundations, faith communities and corporations.


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Kringen’s Korner - By Jon Kringen, LPGE Superintendent Helicopter involved in construction work

Is the School borrowing money?: Last week’s edition of the Long Prairie Leader had a story about the school that while accurate may have misled the public about the LPGE School District’s need to borrow money; this week’s column will address this issue. First and foremost, your local school district has adequate reserves and the expected cash flow should allow us to meet all of our obligations on a timely basis. The potential problem is that “the state solution” to their budget deficit is to withhold 40% of our funding during this and future school years. I suspect that the average household in our district would be concerned about cash flow and meeting future obligations if their source of income were reduced by 40% with a promise to pay next year; that is the impact of the aid shift implemented by the State of Minnesota. Will your school district need to borrow money? There is the potential that in the spring, we may experience a temporary cash flow problem and we are determining the following: 1. Will we need to borrow? 2. If so, how much? 3. What is the least expensive way to do this? We are simply exploring our options and want to be prepared if the situation arises later this school year; this is simply a fiscally prudent action on the part of the district and any attempt to spin

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this as a negative is simply not accurate. We would not be doing our jobs if we did not prepare for this potential problem well in advance. Indeed, schools in our immediate area have been borrowing money in the past few years and many more schools will be borrowing this year. The problem lies with the Minnesota State Government that balanced their budget on the backs of local schools as well as city and county governments. Our Governor and Legislators did not resolve the state budget problem; they passed it on to local government entities.

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Judge Jody Windt of Deer River selected four rabbits to represent Todd County at the Minnesota State Fair. 4-H’ers selected to exhibit their rabbits at the State Fair were: Caitlin Robak, Little Elk Antlers; Jazmin Roste, West Union Country Kids; Jana Roste, West Union Country Kids; and Karina Perish, Little Elk Antlers. General Livestock Judging of the 4-H General Livestock Show was held on Friday afternoon, July 29, at the Todd County Fairgrounds. Local 4-H member Michael Mettler, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, was selected to represent Todd County at the State Fair with his Market Gilt. Nicholas Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland exhibited the Champion 4-H Dairy Steer at the 2011 Todd County Fair, and Dylan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, was the recipient of the Reserve Champion 4-H Dairy Steer ribbon. Beef Showmanship honors went to: 4-H continued to pg 11

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Hometown News • Thursday, August 18, 2011 • Page 11

4-H continued from page 10

Grades 3-5: Reserve Champion - Dylan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland. The Dairy Steer selected to represent Todd County at the State Fair was exhibited by Nicholas Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland. Dog Project Todd County 4-H Dog Project Members participated in the 4-H Dog Show on Wednesday evening, July 27, at the Todd County Fair. 4-H’ers who received blue ribbons at the County 4-H Dog Show and have completed the fourth grade are now eligible to show at the State 4-H Dog Show in September. Local Todd County 4-H’er qualifying for the State Show is Megan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland.

A Kiss

A young Marine and his commanding officer board a train headed to a recruiting mission. They can find no place to sit except for two seats right across the aisle from a young woman and her grandmother. After a while, it is obvious that the young woman and the young Marine are interested in each other because they are giving each other “looks.” Soon the train passes into a tunnel and it is pitch black. There is a sound of the smack of a kiss followed by the sound of the smack of a slap. When the train emerges from the tunnel, the four sit there without saying a word. The grandmother is thinking to herself: “It was very brash for that young Marine to kiss my granddaughter, but I’m glad she slapped him.” The commanding officer is sitting there thinking: “I didn’t think the young Marine was brave enough to kiss the girl, but I sure wish she hadn’t missed him when she slapped and hit me!” The young woman was sitting and thinking: “I’m glad the Marine kissed me, but I wish my grandmother had not slapped him!” The young Marine sat there with a satisfied smile on his face. He thought to himself: “Life is good. When does a guy have the chance to kiss a beautiful girl and slap his commanding officer all at the same time?!”



Kitchen Cabinets • Bathroom Cabinets • Bedroom Sets • Pre-Finishing of Trim • Free Estimates

Corey Miller, Owner, Albany


FOR RENT VALLEY VIEW APARTMENTS One Bedroom Apartment Available Immediately

-Must be 62 years or older, handicapped or disabled. -Rental assistance available for qualified individuals -Free cable TV - Heat included -Well maintained -Laundry rooms available -Mail delivery and pickup at building

Equal Housing Opportunity

For more information, contact Julie at 320-573-2151.

HOLDINGFORD GARAGE SALE: Lots of girls to 2T, womens, mens, toys, tiller. Aug. 18-20; 8-5. 4th St. Signs posted.

MELROSE GARAGE SALE: Aug. 18th 12-5, 19th 8-5, 20th 8-noon, clothes, toys, much misc., 120 par drive.

FOR SALE: 98 Windstar 173K, new brakes, battery, tires, $600. Call 320-5472283, evenings.

GARAGE SALE: Aug. 19 & 20; 720-4th Street West, Holdingford, Peleske Residence, Boys clothes and lots of misc. items.

GARAGE SALE: Burtrum City Hall, multi family, lots of misc. Aug. 26: 8 a.m.5 p.m.; Aug. 27: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

FOR SALE: 80 sheets of pole shed tin, 3’x14’ and 3’x20’. Call 320-251-6195.

GARAGE SALE: Aug. 19-20. Lots of misc. items, men’s stuff, sm. furniture, ping pong table. 711 Riverside Rd., Holdingford

CRAFT SALE: Aug. 25-26: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 205 Avon Ave. N., (Co. Rd. 9) Avon. Table runners, pot holders, scrubbies, hand embroidered dish towels, dish rags, American doll clothes, rag rugs, hand towels, outdoor wood decor, bibs, potato bags, engraving on wood, bird feeders, oven mitts, 11x15 hot pads, plastic bag holders, more! 8/25

MELROSE GARAGE SALE: Aug. 1820. Thurs. 12-4, Fri. 12-6, Sat. 7-12. Kids, baby and misc. 802 N. 4th Ave. W.

Paying Cash

WANTED TO BUY: Good slaughter cows, big bulls, also lumpjaw, foundered, lame steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913. 10/20P


WANTED: Lightweight paddle boat with canopy. Call 320-285-3335.

Wanted Scrap Iron Anything • Any Amount • Any Where Specializing in Combines, Also Cars & Buses - Will Pick Up

WANTED: Used paddleboat in good condition. Call 320-573-2180, leave message. You Store It, Lock It & Keep The Key

Storage Space Available Starting at $35/Month



Burtrum, MN


Standing Timber: All Species Specialize in Selective Harvesting.

We do a nice clean job, all tops are pulled out of woods. We also do clear cuts. Certified by the State of Minnesota.

Baum's Logging • 320-285-3565

Art Johnson Contruction Room Additions to full Home Construction

Licensed • Insured Bonded 320-285-5430 Grey Eagle, MN

APARTMENTS FOR RENT In Albany 1 & 2 Bedroom Call Loreen for Availability!


FOR SALE: Sawdust, great for bedding young stock, horses. Call Brian, 320-3933551, location Sauk Rapids. 9/1P DEER STANDS: Enclosed, camo, 5’x5’, 15’ tall, wheel kits available. Quiet, warm, safe, stairwell membrane, roof. Free brochure. $895. Call 320-815-9898. 8/25P FOR SALE: 18’ boat complete tracker pkg., 60 hp motor, trailer, canopy, bow mount, trolling motor, locator, ex. cond. Call 320-285-2424 or 320-310-9137. FOR SALE: Sail boat 14 ft. Capri with trailer, 20 foot mast, very good condition, $3,000. Call 320-256-3824.

Call Dave at 866-378-4881

Townhomes For Rent

Long Prairie: Terrace Townhome Melrose: Village Townhome East Village Townhome Glenwood: Gables Townhome Sauk Centre: Centre Crossing Townhome Centre Village Townhome Little Falls: Edgewater Townhome Courtyard Townhome Royalton: Platwood Townhome

2 Bedrooms • No Steps Community Room All Maintenance Included Attached Double Car Garage Available

For Info. Call 320-749-2611

FOR SALE: Ruger 357 “Blackhawk”, like new w/holster and shells, $375. Call 320-285-2444. FOR SALE: M1 US Carbine, 30 cal., excellent condition, $995 or B/O. Call 320285-2444. FOR SALE: Large oval dining room table, light colored, seats 6; large flowered davenport, opens to double bed, both excellent condition. Wayne Schwanke 320285-4118, Village View Apts. FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320-8452043, leave message. tfn FOR SALE: 3x3x8’ square grass hay, 4’x5’ rounds, net wrapped, stored inside, also corn and wheat straw, delivery available. Call 320-761-0734. tfn FOR RENT: In south Texas, 2 bedroom mobile home for Winter Texans, completely furnished. Call 320-492-8032. 9/8P LAKE HOUSE FOR RENT: On Long Lake, Burtrum, furnished 3 bedroom house on 3 acres, $800 a month plus utilities. Call 320-230-4113, or check it out at for pic. 18B

FOR SALE: 3 different hanging lights, chandelier type, cheap. Call 320-2498708.

HOME FOR SALE: In Melrose (east side) next to the Wobegon Trail, 4BR/1.75BA, attached double garage, $117,000. Call 320-266-0861.

FOR SALE: 1979 Z28 Camaro, runs and drives, $4,000. Call Tim at 952-217-2589.

FOR SALE: By owner, Big Birch #30928 south shore. Call 615-604-3814.

FOR SALE: 1989 F-250 4x4 plow truck, diesel, 5-speed, w/Meyers snowplow, needs TLC. $2,995. Call 320-732-2272. FOR SALE: Vermeer 605F baler, $1,200. Call 320-732-2272.

Deadline for Next Thursday’s Paper is Monday, Aug. 22

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FOR SALE: NuWave pizza cooker, does quesadillas too, many uses, never used, asking $50. Call 320-573-4187, leave message.

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Central MN Heritage Club

4th Annual Threshing Show 1/4 Mile North of Burtrum on County 13

Saturday & Sunday Aug. 27 & 28 • 10:00 AM

Flea Marketers FREE ATV & Garden Tractor Pull Saturday 4:30 PM

Live Music Great Concessions All Day!

All Exhibitors Welcome!

Car, Tractor Truck Show

Trophies Given for Car & Tractor Exhibitors

Featuring IH Tractors Door Prizes Each Day

Primitive Camping On Grounds

Beer Garden

Demonstrating: Saw Mill, Threshing, Gas Engine Displays

Plus: Tractor Games, Sawing Contest, Pedal Tractor Pull (Kids up to age 9) Schedule of Events

These are just start times. Events will be running throughout the day.

Saw Mill: 10 AM Flea Market: 10 AM Gas Engine Displays: 10 AM

Music: 12 PM Threshing: 12 PM

Times may vary slightly depending on weather conditions.

Sunday Raffle Prizes: 3 PM Cash Prizes Over 50 Prizes to Be Given Away

For more information contact Bob at 320-285-2360 or Wes at 320-584-5403.

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Sauk Centre Java Jitters Trucker’s Inn Truck Stop St. Anna St. Anna Store St. Rosa All Stars Sports Bar & Grill Linda B’s Rudy’s Country Store Swanville Bob & Frans Grocery First State Bank Granny’s Cafe Kamps Korner Loven’s Auto Center Shooters Pub Upsala Paul & Kathy’s Supermarket Lange Oil Stearns Bank Upsala Farm Store

Hometown News August 18, 2011  
Hometown News August 18, 2011  

Hometown News August 18, 2011