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Let your imagination fuel your success -By Harvey Mackay

Take a close look at the back of a dollar bill. On the left side is a pyramid, with an eye at the top. Over the pyramid is the Latin inscription “annuit coeptis.” It means: “Providence has Favored Our Undertakings.” The pyramid symbolizes the strength of the union of the states. The top of the pyramid is unfinished, meaning there is still work to be done to make our system even better. The eye stands for the all-seeing God, Supreme Builder of the Universe. Benjamin Franklin chose this motto because he believed imagination was the singular characteristic of the people he helped to forge into a new nation. I think Ben Franklin would be pleasantly surprised where imagination got this great nation. “The most interesting people are the people with the most interesting pictures in their minds,” said Earl Nightingale, one of the pioneers of the motivational movement. I’m always fascinated listening to people who see the world through a different lens. Most of us have ideas of what

we’d like to change, but not necessarily the vision to make it happen. People who can clear the negative clutter from problems will always be successful. The famous inventor Thomas Edison used to say his deafness was his greatest blessing. A blessing because it saved him from having to listen to reasons why things couldn’t be done. Curtis Carlson, founder of the Carlson Companies and one of my mentors, spent his life building and expanding. When asked what personal qualities contributed to the building of his successful empire, Curt responded, “I think my success is the result of my ability to see and to imagine how things can be. I’m not distracted by how things are.” It’s never too late to develop your imagination, although I believe that the longer you suppress it, the more challenging it will be. Consider this lesson that was shared by Gordon McKenzie, a well-known creative force at Hallmark Cards. McKenzie often visited schools to talk about his work. He usually introduced himself as an artist, and then would ask the students, “How many of you are artists?” In kindergarten and first grade, almost every hand was enthusiastically raised. In second grade classrooms, about three-fourths of the children would raise their hands, but not as eagerly. Just a few

third-graders admitted their artistic talent. By the time he interviewed the sixth graders, he said not one of them raised a hand. They thought being an artist was “uncool.” (My guess is that Curt Carlson was one of those kids who didn’t mind being “uncool.”) So if we want to cultivate creativity and imagination, a good place to start is with children. Children don’t recognize Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

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AUGUST 4 • Upsala Lions 23rd Annual Hog Roast & Corn Boil from 5-8 p.m. at the Upsala Recreation Building. AUGUST 5 • Seven Dolors Annual Parish Festival, Albany. See ad on page 6. AUGUST 5-9 • VBS Fun While Learning! from 6-8:30 p.m. at Word of Life Church, Upsala. AUGUST 6, 13, 20, 27 • Video presentations of the Parables of Jesus from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Sauk Centre. AUGUST 7 • Wissman Family Concert at 7 p.m. at Community Country Church, Holdingford. AUGUST 8 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the center. AUGUST 9 • 2012 Stroll for Epilepsy. Check in at 5 p.m. at Lake George Municipal Complex Eastman Park, St. Cloud. • Tour of Churches starting at 8:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, St. Rosa. • Wadena Meet and Greet from 4-8 p.m. at Sunny Brook Park, Wadena. AUGUST 10-12 • Upsala Heritage Days. See ad on page 16.

AUGUST 11 • 24th Annual Grey Eagle Fire Department Corn on the Cob & Ham Feed from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Fire Hall. See ad on page 13. • 3rd Annual College R U Ready at 7:30 p.m. the Upsala High School Auditorium. AUGUST 12 • Dad’s Belgian Waffles from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Upsala Area Schools. AUGUST 15 • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. AUGUST 17 • Sauk Centre United Methodist Church Annual Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. AUGUST 19 • Ice Cream Social starting at 11:15 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Sauk Centre. AUGUST 25-26 • Central MN Heritage Club 5th Annual Threshing Show. AUGUST 26 • St. Francis of Assisi 57th Annual Fall Festival. SEPTEMBER 8 • Villard All School Reunion starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Corral, Nelson. SEPTEMBER 9 • Catholic United Financial Pancake & Sausage Breakfast from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Grey Eagle.

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 Tuesday 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 first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Birth Announcements Emily Marie Klemmer

Gary & Kristin Klemmer of Holdingford are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Marie Klemmer, born July 11, 2012 at 11:40 a.m., at St. Cloud Hospital. Emily weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Welcoming Emily home are her brothers John, 3 and Alex, 2 years. Grandparents are Robert and Sandy Opatz of Avon and Nick and Carol Ann Klemmer of Albany. Great grandparents are Hildegard and the late Alois Kociemba of Avon and George and Adella Opatz of Rice.

Lily Jane Seifermann

Alyssa Rahn and Mitchell Seifermann of Melrose are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Jane Seifermann, born Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:09 p.m. at the CentraCare Health System-Melrose. Lily weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Grandparents are Dave and Lisa Rahn of Melrose and Dave and Paulett Seifermann of Melrose. Great grandparents are Ken and Joan Rahn of Burtrum, Virginia Berschiet of Melrose, Jane Seifermann of Melrose and Henry and RoseMary Illies of Melrose.

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limits on possibilities. They look through that different lens, that is, until we train them to focus on the practical. Children are open to trying all kinds of solutions. We would do well to learn from them that there is rarely just one way to get a job done. A friend shared a story from the NewsOK website about two parents working on their Christmas cards with their 6-year-old son. The son’s job was to lick the stamps (back before self-adhesive stamps were available.) But the little boy balked because he didn’t like the taste of the glue on the stamps. His parents prevailed, and reluctantly, he went to his room to finish his assignment. Before long, he emerged from his room with a big smile on his face and handed his father the pile. Every envelope was stamped. His stunned father said, “But I thought you didn’t like the way the stamps tasted when you licked them!” “Yeah, that was yucky,” the son replied. “So I just licked the envelopes and then stuck the stamps on.”

Of course, I love a good story about envelopes! From Napoleon Hill’s famous book Law of Success, comes this summarizing thought: “Just as the oak tree develops from the germ that lies in the acorn, and the bird develops from the germ that lies asleep in the egg, so will your material achievements grow out of the organized plans that you create in your imagination. First comes the thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” Mackay’s Moral: The only person who can put limits on your imagination is you. 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.”

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On behalf of Brenda Seanger and her daughter, Sarah, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed in any way to the Brenda Seanger Benefit. There are so many of you who have shown your love and support to Brenda and her family that we can’t begin to thank you individually. Special thanks to Bruce Rohde from Bruno’s Hub Supper Club for his generous support of the benefit and to the Western Stearns and Wadena-Todd Chapters of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for their generosity in providing supplemental funds.

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Obituaries Kathy Mae Marty

Kathy Marty, 61, of Maynard died Friday, July 27th, 2012, at Seasons in Redwood Falls, MN under hospice care. Kathy Mae Marty was born in Conrad, MT, July 11, 1951 to Floyd and Donna Hecock. She moved to Minnesota with her mother where she graduated from Long Prairie High School.

Roland F. Achman She married Ronald Marty September 12, 1970, in Grey Eagle, MN and moved to Maynard, MN. She enjoyed knitting, fishing, tending her flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 41 years; her sons Jeff (and Darla) Marty, of Montevideo, Brent (and Jennifer) Marty of Ghent; and six grandchildren. She is preceeded in death by her parents, Floyd and Donna, and brother Jerry. Arragements are with Wing-Bain Funeral Home.

Vernon F. “Vern” Dickhaus Ve r n o n F. “Vern” Dickhaus, age 79 of Melrose, died on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Pine Haven Care Centre in Melrose, Minnesota. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 2 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Vernon Fred Dickhaus was born October 14, 1932 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Fred and Bertha (Hertzog) Dickhaus. Vern joined the Army in May of 1955 and was a Parts Specialist during the peace keeping time of the Korean War. He received the Good Conduct Medal and an honorable discharge in February of 1957. On May 3, 1958 he married Betty Otte at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. Vern spent most of his life farming; did some bar tending, and after retiring he moved to town and worked part-time for Service Master at the Melrose Protein.


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His hobbies included watching sports on TV and playing sports with his family. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends as well as dancing with his wife Betty. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050. Survivors include his wife, Betty Dickhaus of Melrose; children, Jane (Steve) Welle of Paynesville, Duane (Michelle) Dickhaus of Golden Valley, Eileen (Darrell) Brinkman of St. Paul, Kurt (Dorcas) Dickhaus of Wadena and Glen (Jamie) Dickhaus of Glen Carbon, IL; 12 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren; sisters, Helen Blommel of Melrose, Alma Frieler of Albany, Monica Ahrens of Melrose, Corrine (Jim) Shay of Florida and Karen (John) Callahan of Coon Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Bertha Dickhaus; brothers, Lawrence, Arnold, Henry and Alcuin; sisters, Irene Poepping and Marie Hinnenkamp; brothers-inlaw, Ves Poepping, Herb Hinnenkamp, Bernard Frieler, Ralph Ahrens and Aloys Blommel. Serving as urn bearer will be Josh Welle. Cross bearer will be Jerod Dickhaus and scripture bearer will be Kyle Dickhaus. Gift bearers will be Jessica Dickhaus and Alex Dickhaus. Readers will be Andy and Mitchell Brinkman. Honorary bearers will be grandchildren. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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Memorial s e r v i c e s celebrating the life of Roland F. Achman, age 79 of Avon will be at 8 pm, Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at the Miller Carlin Funeral Chapel in Albany. Father Corwin Collins OSB will officiate. Rollie died on Tuesday at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Friends and relatives may call from 5-8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home in Albany. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany. Rollie was born to the late Louis and Mary (Clemens) Achman in Avon, MN. He graduated from Holdingford High School in 1952 and served in the Marines from 1953 to 1956 where he attained rank of Sergeant. He married Arlene Raetzman on September 22, 1956 in Waukegen, IL. He ran the

Brother Alois James Schirmers M.S.C. Brother Alois James Schirmers was born on April 4, 1923 in Avon, MN, in the Diocese of St. Cloud, to James and Walburga (Preusser) Schirmers. He graduated from the township elementary school in Avon, County District #149. Afterwards, he worked on the family farm for many years. During this time, from 1952-55, he learned and practiced electrical maintenance at the St. Benedict College, operated by the Sisters of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. In 1965 he began his Novitiate at Sacred Heart Mission Seminary, Geneva, IL, in the Diocese of Rockford, in preparation for becoming an MSC. After making his First Profession of vows on October 17, 1966, he was transferred to Sacred Heart Seminary, Shelby, OH, in the Diocese of Toledo, to the farm attached with the MSC Community. He made his Perpetual Profession of Vows there in 1972. He was in charge of landscaping at the Shelby facility from 1983 to 1985, when he was transferred to Center Valley,

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family lumber yard in Holdingford in the 1960’s and early 70’s. In 1974 he joined his brother Sam in Alaska to mine gold. He mined gold for 20 years before acquiring a lens crafting business in Albany which he operated from 1997 to 2004. Rollie enjoyed hunting and fishing during his early years. He had many adventures in Alaska. Rollie got his pilot’s license during his mining years and actually flew his plane to Alaska once. He was always ready with his quick wit which kept us all laughing. Rollie is survived by his children: Warren(Sandy) Achman of Albany, Lee(Jeff) Franz of Chanhassen, DeeDee(John) Blattner of Avon, and Diane(Roberto Caccia) Achman of Boulder, CO; grandchildren Amber, Erin, Zach and Emily Achman, Kyle, Jena, Nicole, and Kelsey Franz, Jacob, Justin and Brandon Blattner, Isabella, Matteo and Elena Caccia, faithfull dog Boomer. Rollie was preceded in death by his parents, wife Arlene, and brothers Louie Jr. and Sam.

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PA, where he continued his landscaping work until 1986, when he was given his assignment to Sacred Heart Retreat House, in the Diocese of Youngstown, OH, conducting maintenance at the MSC Community House. With closure of the Youngstown, Ohio MSC Community, in 2003, he retired in August of the same year to the Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, PA, where he died on July 27, 2012. He is survived by his brothers, Leo Schirmers of Albany, MN and Steve Schirmers of Avon, MN. He is also survived by nine nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Teresa, Gust, Joe, Bill, Clare, Sister Cyrene, OSF; nephew, Jim Schadeg. A Christian Wake Service took place on Monday evening, July 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Sacred Heart Villa, Center Valley, PA. Father E. Michael Camilli, MSC, Superior, presided. A Funeral Mass was concelebrated on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the same Chapel. Father Raymond Diesbourg, MSC, Provincial Superior of the United States Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, presided. Interment followed in the MSC Section of the St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Ottsville, PA.

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Joseph E. Zwilling

Mass of Christian Burial was held on We d n e s d a y, August 1, 2012 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon, for Joseph E. Zwilling, age 71, of Avon, who died on Saturday, July 28 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Blane Wasnie, OSB officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Joseph was born May 24, 1941 in St. Cloud to Joseph Sr. and Marie (Duclos) Zwilling. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Joseph married Joan Rosenberger on September 5, 1964 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud. He worked at Dezurik for

Angeline A. Buettner A Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon, for Angeline A. Buettner, age 79, of Avon, who died on Tuesday, July 24 2010, at Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud. Rev. Blane Wasnie, OSB officiated. Angeline Buettner was born April 11, 1933 in Opole, Minnesota the daughter of John and Dorothy (Ziemba) Gallus. She was united in marriage with Leander Buettner on June 20, 1950 in Opole, Minnesota. Angeline and Leander owned and operated Buettner’s Mobil Service in Avon from 1961 until 2005. She was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and the St. Benedict’s Christian Mothers. In her free time, Angeline enjoyed baking, cooking, reading, word finds, embroidery, quilting and washing clothes on her wringer washing machine. Most of all,

40 years, most recently as a Customer Service Manager until his retirement in 2000. Joseph was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, charter member of the Avon Lions Club, VFW, and a 20 year retired Avon fireman. He served on the Avon City Council from 1968-1970 and again from 19971998. Joseph enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing and wintering in Florida. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family and riding his scooter. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joan of Avon; children, Jodi of Avon, Jason (Ruthie) of Watertown; mother, Marie of Avon; siblings, Nick (Kathy) of St. Cloud, Ron (Pat) of Newnan, GA, Ken (Pam) of Phoenix, AZ, Mark (Bernie) of Champlin, Michael (Pat) of Avon; aunts, Therese Lambert of Avon, and Helen Middendorf of Albany. He was preceded in death by his father in 1995.

Evelyn G. Lovine

Evelyn G. Lovine, age 103, a resident of Upsala, MN, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, MN. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Community Covenant Church in Upsala, MN, with Rev. Craig Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Community Covenant Cemetery. Evelyn was born on November 25, 1908 in Upsala, MN the daughter of Oscar & Esther (Pehrson) Martinson. She grew up near Elmdale and Upsala.

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she loved spending time with her family, babies and babysitting. Angeline is survived by her children, Mark Buettner of Foley, Barbara (Tony) Betz of Monticello, Louise (Chris) Erickson of Avon, Robert Buettner of Wheatland, WY, John Buettner of Alexandria, Karen Price of Casper, WY, Myron (Michelle) Buettner of Foley, Anthony Buettner of Fort Laramie, WY and Charles (Andrea) Buettner of Ramsey; 18 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; siblings, Ludvina O’Brian of Waite Park, John (Joann) Gallus of St. Cloud, Eleanor (Don) Wrobel of Zimmerman, Diane Sellers of Panama City, FL, Eugene (Dianna) Gallus of St. Cloud, Delphine (Pat) Fenalson of Anchorage, AK, Carol (Jim) Krystosek of Albertville, MN, James (Debbie) Gallus of St. Joseph, Patricia (Ron) Mears of Katy, TX, Timothy (Denise) Gallus of St. Stephen, and Mary Marsolek of Albany. Angeline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leander on June 17, 2011; son, Kenneth Buettner; and sister, Theresa Stevens.

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By Pastor Gary Taylor Many people in Todd County know me as a pastor as I have been involved in church ministry in Todd County since 1998 in one form or another. As the current pastor of Peace United Church in Long Prairie and Grey Eagle United Methodist Church I am also serving on the Board of Directors of a local nonprofit organization that has helped many crime victims over the years, Hand of Hope Resource Center. It is in that capacity that I write this letter. Hands of Hope relies on grants, donations and some fund-raisers to fund its work helping crime victims in their hour of need. Our biggest funding source it the Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs (OJP). Recently we learned that OJP has cut its funding of programs around the state by $1.5 million. A few programs were not funded. Fortunately, Hands of Hope was funded but the grant for fiscal year 2013 was cut by $76,000. This has forced us to make some difficult decisions about staffing while we work hard to continue to help crime victims. One of those difficult decisions was about our presence in Long Prairie. We want to be near the Sheriff’s Office and Court system in Todd County so that we can be responsive to crime victims but we can no longer afford the rent for our offices in downtown Long Prairie. We are asking the Todd County Commis-

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She attended and graduated from Upsala High School, Class of 1928. She was united in marriage to Walter Lovine in June 5, 1946 in the Gethsemane Lutheran Church parsonage. The couple made their home in Upsala where they built a home. Evelyn was employed at the phone company in Upsala where she worked as a phone operator. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing and reading. She was a member of Community Covenant Church in Upsala and the Upsala V.F.W. Auxiliary. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Jean Martinson of Hinkley, MN and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar & Esther; husband, Walter; siblings, Edna Martinson, Jerry Martinson, Laurie Martinson.

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Hailing from the Midwest, the fifteen-member Wissman family have spent the past 11 years delighting audiences nationwide with their delightful blend of gospel bluegrass music. Featuring Loren, Gloria, and their 13 children, each concert is filled with tight vocal harmonies, award winning bluegrass pickin’ and memorable family moments. Traveling in their 45 foot bus, the Wissman family annually share their musical talents with an average of 200 services each year throughout 35 states, Canada and Mexico. Events have ranged from church services to conferences, conventions, county fairs, retirement parks, Christian schools, and prison ministry. In 2011 they completed their fourth Christmas season performing in Branson, Missouri. Filling their home with life and laughter, the 13 Wissman children range in age from 28 to 4 years: Rachel, Ruth, Josiah, Bethany, Andrew, Elizabeth, Matthias, Stephen, Hannah, Susanna, Alaythia, Nathaniel, and Charissa. Due to marriage and job responsibilities, three of the older children no longer tour with the family. Each of the children are an essential part of each concert, singing in harmonies and playing a wide variety of instruments, including: guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, fiddles, hammered dulcimer, cello, flute, and keyboard. The variety and creativity in their musical arrangements will be sure to give you a toe tappin’ good time. But to the Wissmans, each concert is about more than musical talent. It’s

Come join Master Gardner, Terry Krause, Wednesday, August 8th at 9:00 a.m., at the Stearns History Museum and Research Center in St. Cloud, as she informs us about. Butterflies have been used to represent a carefree life; lightness and freedom. Is that really what they are about? While they delight us by flitting around our roadsides and gardens, they are really on some serious business! This presentation will help give an understanding of how the lives of butterflies relate to our own existence and how our existence relates to butterflies.

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a showcase for their genuine passion to share the hope and promise found in Jesus Christ. The music and message provide a colorful kaleidoscope, reflecting the joy and purpose found in Christ. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience these unique elements that make each concert an unforgettable family experience! The Concert will take place on Tuesday August 7th at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited, so come early. A free will offering will be taken. Community Country Church is located on Highway 17 across from Holdingford public school. For more information on the Wissman Family, visit www.WissmansFamily. com

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Morrison/Todd County Hands of Hope Resource Center held their 15th annual golf tournament at the Long Prairie Country Club on June 18, 2012. Included in the money raised was $500 in supplemental funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Hands of Hope is an agency that provides services to victims/ survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and other crimes, as well as education of these issues. The Center provides a safe environment for women, men and children, which is respectful of individual values and beliefs. Their services are available to both primary victims of abuse and their loved ones. All services are free and confidential to all victims and concerned others. For more information, go to: Pictured from left are Hands of Hope Coordinator Michele Miller and Thrivent Financial Associate Carlyle Olsen.

Area students named to Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University Avon, MN resident and Azusa Pacific University student April Fautsch made the academic Dean’s List at APU. Fautsch is honored for a spring semester 2012 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. A Global Studies Major, Fautsch is joined by 1,650 other students receiving the same honor. Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university committed

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The following area students graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul, following the spring 2012 semester: Erika Bullert of Avon earned a BA in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Bullert is the daughter of Daniel and Marie Bullert from Avon. Alison Glasener of Melrose earned a BS in Nursing. Glasener is the daughter of Vaughn and Lenae Glasener from Melrose. Jayna Harthan of Swanville earned a BS in Biology. Harthan is the daughter of Eugene and Debbie Harthan from

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

The Minnesota Supreme Court, on Tuesday of this week, will hear oral arguments on Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s title changes to the Photo ID and Marriage Amendment constitutional amendments. It’s hoped the process can be expedited, and the Court will issue its ruling soon. The Legislature passed the two measures during the past session; however Ritchie changed the titles of both amendments. A new law goes into effect on Aug. 1 pertaining to the sale of synthetic drugs in Minnesota. The penalty has been enhanced to a felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a $10,000 fine, or both. Previously, the penalty for selling these “designer drugs” had been limited to a gross misdemeanor. The bill also allows the state Pharmacy Board to adopt rule making more quickly, in an effort to keep up with drug-makers who make slight

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drought that’s affecting large parts of the country. Conditions farther south - in Missouri, Iowa, and parts of Illinois and Indiana - are bad and some corn fields have already been plowed up or chopped for silage. Minnesota seems to be the “Garden State” as more rain has fallen here, or at least in parts of the state. Southwest Minnesota is still extremely dry, while northeastern areas have received plentiful amounts of rain. Our farm has received rainfall on five separate occasions in the past week or so, but the total amount of all those events has been around one inch. Areas to the north and east have received heavier amounts. Crops on heavy soil are still green, while those on lighter ground without irrigation, for the most part, have dried up and are beyond help. Rep. Anderson can be contacted by email at or by phone at 651-296-4317. To receive email updates sign-up on his webpage at

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Bridge closures scheduled for Stearns County Road 159/I-94 near St. John’s University

Motorists traveling on Stearns County Road 159/135th Avenue near St. John’s University will encounter detours, road closures and flaggers as the bridge spanning Interstate 94 is intermittently closed Aug. 6-9. On Monday, Aug. 6, the bridge will reduce to a single lane with flaggers controlling traffic from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, through Thursday, Aug. 9, the bridge will close in both directions for eight out of every 10 minutes throughout the day. For two out of every 10 minutes, flaggers will control alternating traffic across the bridge. A signed detour will direct westbound I-94 motorists travelling to Collegeville farther along westbound I-94 to south-

bound Stearns County Road 9 in Avon, eastbound I-94 and back to southbound County Road 159/135th Avenue. All ramps at the bridge will remain open at all times. The closures are needed as crews install electronic instruments to collect data as part of a study to measure bridge performance. The University of Minnesota’s Department of Civil Engineering is conducting this study. The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to seek alternate routes, slow down and use extra caution when navigating any work zone and never enter a closed road. For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit





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Burtrum City Notice For Filing For Elections

Notice is given that filing for candidates for election to Burtrum City offices will open on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 and close on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5 P.M. Offices to be filled are: -1 Mayor, Two (2) Year Term -2 Councilmembers, Four (4) Year Terms Each Anyone wishing to file may call the City Clerk, Dorothy Strassburg at 320-285-4975 or by contacting her.

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Public Notice Burnhamville Township Residents Primary Election August 14, 2012 Notice is hereby given that a Primary Election in the Township of Burnhamville, in the County of Todd, State of Minnesota will be held on August 14, 2012 at the Burtrum Community Hall. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Offices to be voted on will be Federal, State, and Judicial offices. Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville Township Clerk

Hometown News • Thursday, August 2, 2012 • Page 13

2012 Todd County Fair 4-H news

Judging of the 4-H General Livestock Show was held on Friday afternoon, July 27, at the Todd County Fairgrounds. Judging the quality 4-H sheep, swine and beef was Brian Schermerhorn of New York Mills. Swine Showmanship honors went to: Grades 9-13: Champion, Alex Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters. Alex Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, was selected to represent Todd County at the State Fair with his Market Gilt. Dylan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland exhibited the Champion 4-H Dairy Steer at the 2012 Todd County Fair, and Megan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, was the recipient of the Reserve Champion 4-H Dairy Steer ribbon. Beef Showmanship honors went to: Reserve Champion, Megan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland The Dairy Steer selected to represent Todd County at the State Fair was exhibited by Dylan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland. 4-H Dairy Show Brown Swiss: Champion, Alexander Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland; Jersey: Reserve Champion, Nathan Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland. Dairy Showmanship awards were presented to: Grades 3-5: Reserve Champion, Olivia Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland; Grades 6-8: Reserve Champion, Megan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland. Eric Sonnek of Foreston judged the 2012 Todd County 4-H Dairy Show. Judge Sonnek selected the following local 4-H’ers to represent Todd County at the Minnesota State Fair: Megan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland; Alex Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland; Nathan Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland. 4-H Dog Show In the Open Showmanship Class Megan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland, received a champion ribbon. In the Novice Showmanship Class Erica Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland received the Reserve Champion ribbon. 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 4-H’ers qualifying for the State Show are: Megan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/Highland and Erica Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland.

4-H Poultry Show On Thursday evening, July 26, Judge Larry Hoff of Akeley judged the 4-H Poultry Show at the Todd County Fair. Poultry Showmanship Ribbons were awarded to Champion Poultry Showman, Grades 9-13: Nathan Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland. 4-H Non-Livestock Exhibits was held on Tuesday, July 24, at the Todd County Fairgrounds. The following local Champion and Reserve Champions were named: Cats: Reserve Champion, Cathleen Rieffer, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Clothing, Constructed/Non-Garment Constructed Item: Grades 3-5: Champion, Yasmine Crowe, Burtrum Boosters 4-H Club. Computer: Champion, Alex Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Corn: Champion, Nathan Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Demonstration: Champion, Nathan Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters 4-H Club. Electric: Champion, Jacob Dinkel, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Reserve Champion, Jeremy Decker, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Entomology: Champion, Samuel Mettler, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Exploring Animals: Champion, Michael Mettler, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland 4-H Club. Fishing Sports: Reserve Champion, Lucas Broz, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland 4-H Club. Flower Gardening: Reserve Champion, Alex Lunemann, Hustlin Rustics 4-H Club. Foods: Grades 6-8: Champion, Carolyn Dinkel, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Grades 9 and Up: Reserve Champion, Nathan Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club Forestry: Champion, Lawrence Mettler, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club; Reserve Champion , Samuel Mettler, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Fruit: Reserve Champion, Michael Mettler, BurtrumBoosters/Highland 4-H Club. Global Connections: Champion ,Alex Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland 4-H Club. Health: Reserve Champion, Raquel Crowe, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Indoor Gardening: Word Search Answers from July 26 Reserve Champion, Yasmine Crowe, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Lawn and Landscape: Champion , John Dinkel, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club; Reserve Champion, Carolyn Dinkel, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Performing Arts: Reserve Champion, Michael Mettler, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Robotics: Champion, Jarick Rieffer, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club.

Small Grains And Legumes: Reserve Champion, Nathan Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Video: Champion, John Dinkel, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Water/Wetlands: Champion, Lu-

cas Broz, Burtrum Boosters/Highland 4-H Club. Many of the judges commented on the high quality of exhibits shown by Todd County. 4-H’ers - again Todd County can be proud!

Meet and Greet your Conservative Candidates on Aug. 9th Come and meet US Senate Candidate Kurt Bills; US Congressional candidate Lee Byberg; MN Senate candidate for re-election Paul Gazelka; House Representative Mark Anderson, 9A; House Representative Ron Kresha, 9B; MN Senate candidate for re-election Bill Ingebrigtsen; House Representative for

re-election Mary Franson at the Wadena Sunnybrook Park, east side of town, Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 4-8:00 pm. Come hear them speak and shake their hands. Entertainment by the Slew Foot Band. Dessert and coffee/lemonade to be served.

Grey Eagle - Burtrum Lions


GEM FEST – JULY 27-29, 2012

Drawing held – July 29 – 3:00 pm at the Lions Centennial Park (off-site permit OS-01292) 1st prize - $2000 – Troy Frieler, Freeport 2nd prize - $1000 – Tom Traynor 3rd prize - $750 – Mitch Pelkey, Hermantown 4th prize - $500 – Glorenne Elliott, Burtrum 5th prize - $250 – Bonnie Boecker, Grey Eagle

Thanks for helping make GEM FEST 2012 a Huge Success!

Proceeds go to the City of Grey Eagle for improvements to Lions Centennial Park.

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Grace Alive! Evangelical Free Church of America Albany Pastor Joe Williquette 209 Co Rd 156 (Rocky Ridge Outlet) • 320-845-7676 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery provided.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Albany Reverend Fred Kutter 23845 Co. Rd 40 • 320-845-2620 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 10:35 a.m. Our Saviors Lutheran Church-ELCA Albany Pastor Bradley Pearson 840 Lake Ave • 320-845-2405 Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Education Hour.

Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany Father Michael Naughton, OSB 151 2nd St S • 320-845-2705 Mon.-Wed. Mass 7:30 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. HFS. Fri. 7:30 a.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Avon Community Church Pastor Chuck Pelkey 204 Avon Ave. N • 320-356-9001 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Avon 320-356-7121 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Brighter Days Family Church, Burtrum Pastor Anna Payne 320-285-7262 Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Midweek Service, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Faith Community Church, Burtrum Pastor Allen Travaille 320-285-3390 • 320-763-4671 Sunday Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Bi-weekly Bible Study.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holdingford Father Mark Stang 311 River Street • 320-746-2231 Weekday Mass: Tues. 7 p.m., Wed. 8 a.m., Thurs. 8 a.m. Fri. 8 a.m. Oct. 1-Apr. 1: Sunday Mass at 8 a.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Melrose Father Marvin Enneking 211 5th Ave SE • 320-256-4207 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Monday 7:30 a.m. communion service. Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Mass. Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. Friday All School Mass 8:30 a.m. www. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Melrose Pastor Kevin Mann 207 E 5th St N • 320-256-3847 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church, New Munich Father Roger Klassen 106 3rd Ave NE • 320-836-2143 Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Weekday Mass: Tues. & Thurs. 8:15 a.m. Sacrement of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. or by appt. Immaculate Conception Church, St. Anna Father Mark Stang Co Rd 9 • 320-356-7313 Sat. 8:00 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church Father Michael Naughton, OSB 24328 Trobec Street • 320-845-2416 Thurs. Mass 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Father Michael A. Kellogg 44055 State Hwy 238 • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:30 p.m. Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m.

St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Elmdale Father Michael A. Kellogg 8550 Hwy 238 • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 10:00 a.m.

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, St. Rosa Father Roger Klassen 28905 Co Rd 17 • 320-836-2537 Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Weekday Mass: Mon. Thurs. 8:00 a.m.; Fri. 8:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 15 min. before weekday Mass or by appt.

Community Country Church, Holdingford Chaplain Rev. Gregg Valentine 42457 171st Ave. • 320-746-0005 Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. (nursery available). Wednesday AWANA & Youth Group at 6:30 p.m.

St. John’s Catholic Church, Swanville Father Mark Willenbring Associate Father Ron Dockendorf 22nd 1st St • 320-547-2920 Saturday Service 7:30 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Bowlus Father Michael A. Kellogg 104 Main St. • 320-584-5313 Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 7:30 p.m. Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Freeport Father Roger Klassen 106 3rd Ave NE • 320-836-2143 Sunday Mass 9:15 a.m. Weekday Mass: Wed. & Fri. 8:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. or by appt. Tri-City Christian Center, Freeport Lead Pastor Mitch Wall Children’s Pastor Lindsay Hellermann 338 W Main St • 320-836-2997 Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Kids Classes, Adult Bible Study & Prayer. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle Pastor Ron Tibbetts • Missouri Synod 219 Cedar St • 320-285-2902 Sunday Service 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Holy Communion 1 & 3 Sunday. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Eagle Father Ron Dockendorf MN & Bovee Sts • 320-285-2545 Saturday Service 4:30 p.m. Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. United Methodist Church, Grey Eagle Pastor Gary Taylor 30422 Co Rd 2 • 320-285-8013 Sunday Worship & Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Holdingford Father Mark Stang 320-746-2231 Apr. 1-Sept. 30: Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m.

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Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Sauk Centre Father Roger V. Phillips 520 Main Street South 320-352-6882 or 320-285-2310 Holy Communion/Morning Prayer, 10 a.m. Wed. 1 p.m. Bible Study.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), Swanville Pastor John O. Grein 505 Berkey Ave • 320-547-2928 Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class 10:15 a.m. Swanville Bible Church Pastor Dave Packo 301 Berkey Ave • 320-547-2916 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Community Covenant Church, Upsala Pastor Craig Johnson Nathan Hillman, Director of Youth & Family Ministries Main Street • 320-573-2672 Worship Service 9:30 a.m.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA, Upsala Pastor Trish Jorgenson 418 S Main St • 320-573-2001 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday. Fellowship following worship. Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church, Upsala Pastor Fred Kutter 201 Johnson St • 320-573-2630 Sunday Service 8:00 a.m.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Upsala Father Michael. A. Kellogg 402 Main Street • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Sunday 7:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m.

Word of Life Free Lutheran Church, Upsala Pastor Jon Benson 3328 1st Ave W • 320-573-4450 Wednesday Kid’s Club, Youth Group & Adult Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

A new look at the Parables

The Episcopal Church of The Good Samaritan, Sauk Centre, invites the public to join them in the Parish Hall each Monday evening in August to view video presentations of the Parables of Jesus by the noted theologian, Dr. Kenneth Bailey, a brilliant scholar in Middle Eastern Studies. The presentations begin Monday, August 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m. There is no charge and light refreshments will be served. The series will continue on Monday, August 13th, 20th and 27th. Dr. Kenneth Bailey, one of the foremost experts of New Testament theology, was raised in the Middle East as a child and resided in Beirut as an adult where he served as Professor of New Testament and Head of the Bible Development Department at the Near East School of Theology. He speaks Arabic as a native and is noted for his studies of the parables of Jesus based upon the culture, mores and traditions of the region during the time of Jesus on earth. Dr. Bailey has been Canon Theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of

3rd Annual College R U Ready? to be held Aug. 11

Come join us on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. for an event designed to help prepare and equip incoming and current students for college life. Throughout the night, we will discuss topics such as: why you are in college, roommates, money, study habits, fun and how to survive college without regrets. You will hear from the following great speakers: Dr. Scott Moats, Crown College-Tom Goehle, NDSU Basketball Coach Brent Aakre, NDSU graduate and your MC Brittiny Sheehey, SCSU graduate and A-Team Rep. Adam and Jenny Roub, CRU at SCSU. Come load up on wisdom (John 10:10), food: pizza, pop and Caribou coffee, music and of course prizes! This is a free event so you can save






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July 25 • Mississippi South Team Name Season Total Riverside Meats 248 Waltman Appraisal 189 Falls Fabricating 128 Giddings 119 Half “N” Inch Short 104 Reds Irish Pub #1 86 Wheres The Fish 67 Bad Company 61 Reds Irish Pub #2 58 Gorka’s Catering 70 OK Tire 50 Largest Fish Fish Date Size Fisherman No. Pike June 13 28 Laurie Giddings Crappie May 16 12 Darryl Bruder Sally Waltman LM Bass June 6 20 Jim Waltman SM Bass July 25 181/4 Laurie Giddings Sunfish May 16 91/4 Curt Pearson Walleye May 30 263/4 Jim Gorka Cat fish July 25 263/4 Jessie Stavish Rock Bass July 25 91/2 Riverside Meats

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Cyprus and the Gulf, residing in Nicosia, and eventually held the same post for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bailey’s videos are informative, entertaining and often downright funny. They are guaranteed to bring new insights on the parables to everyone, ranging from beginner to experienced Bible student. Fr. Roger Phillips, Priest in Charge at Good Samaritan, comments that he has had two opportunities to learn from Dr. Bailey directly. He was amazed each time at the amount of knowledge Dr. Bailey imparts to his students and, most significantly, his ability to explain hidden interpretations no one but those who have lived in the Middle East would understand. Fr. Phillips urges everyone who is even slightly interested to join the parishioners at Good Samaritan for the initial presentation and for each successive offering during the month of August. Please join us at the “church with the red door,” 529 Main Street S, Sauk Centre beginning Monday, August 6th, at 7 p.m. to view the first video presentation on the Parables of Jesus.

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The Game

During a game, the coach asked one of his young players: “Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?” The little boy nodded yes. “Do you understand that what matters is winning together as a team?” The little boy nodded yes. “So,” the coach continued, “when a strike is called, or you are out at first, you don’t argue or curse or attack the umpire. Do you understand all that?” Again, the boy nodded yes. “Good,” said the coach. “Now go over there and explain it to your mother.”

To Advertise in the Hometown News, Call 320-285-2323. Deadline is Monday.

Freeport Chamber of Commerce MarketFest SATURDAY, AUG. 4: 9 AM-NOON

Local Library Events Upsala Library Happy Days Are Here Again: Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. for families and individuals of all ages at the Upsala Area School Auditorium. Acclaimed jazz singer Rhonda Laurie will present a show with uplifting songs of the Greatest Generation as well as the stories behind the songs and songwriters. For more information about library activities visit the Upsala Community Calendar at or contact the Upsala Public Library at 320-573-4282.

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29033 Co Rd 17 Freeport, MN in St. Rosa NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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

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Baum’s Custom Logging & Firewood Sales Office: 320-285-3565 • Cell: 320-815-1863

WANTED TO BUY: Good slaughter cows, big bulls, also lumpjaw, foundered, lame steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913, cell 320360-9913. 10/4P VBS FUN WHILE LEARNING: Aug. 5-9 Word of Life Church, Upsala 6-8:30 p.m. Call Beth 320-630-4052.

FOR SALE: Bathroom vanity top, 51”, nice, clean condition, $40. Call 320547-2402.


In Albany: 1 & 2 Bedroom Cats Ok


Rent based on income. Rent Includes: Water, Sewer, Refuse, Bulk Rate-Cable Call Today & Make Oak Ridge Manor Your New Home! Office: 320-256-3630 Cell: 320-493-1710 Equal Housing Opportunity



FOR SALE: 1991 Plymouth Laser RS; 116 John Deere. Call 320-296-8239.

One Bedroom Apartments Available!

Rent Starting at $560 & $650 a Month Call Today 320-247-0762 Under new managment. or 320-258-4000

HOUSE CLEANING: Will do house/ cabin cleaning on regular basis or seasonal. References available. Call Janine at 320-285-5902. JK-tfnB

Experience Preferred. Must have valid CDL License or willing to get it. Benefits Include: Health & Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation Pay

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• Elevators • Community Room Tuck-Under Garages • Walk-In Closets • Washer/Dryer Hook-Ups

HELP WANTED: Part time bartender. Apply in person at the Double R in Grey Eagle. Ask for Bobby. 8/2B

FOR SALE: 10 acres of meadow/grass hay, ready to cut, located 2 miles north of Swanville. Call 320-547-3040.


*with qualifying lease

UPSALA SALE: 107 Main Street, Aug. 10, 11; 8 a.m.; furniture, decor.



PRODUCE & MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: August 9th-11th, 2.5 Miles SE of Upsala, John Rakotz Home.


Live Music on the Trail with The Vic Tschida Band 10-11 am MarketFest has been changed to the first Saturday of the Month, Aug. 4, and Sept. 1: 9-Noon; and Saturday, Oct. 6: Afternoon (Oktoberfest)

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• Vendors Wanted • Craft Venders for Freeport Craft Show on November 17, 2012 If interested in a booth Call: Edna 320-836-2526 FOR SALE: 2004 Chev. CIB C4500 with 12’ dump box. Also Boss plow, new tires, 40,000 actual miles, leather interior, 8.1 L gas motor. This unit is in excellent condition. Asking $25,000. Call Steve at 320-815-1863. 8/2B FOR SALE: Large wood splitter, with hoist, splits up to 36”, has 23 gallon per minute, Prince pump for PTO hookup, asking $3,500. Call Steve at 320-8151863. 8/2B FOR SALE: 20+ cords, Oak, 2’ long, large split, 1 year dry, $2,400. Call Steve at 320-815-1863. SBtfnB FOR SALE FRUIT TREES: Honeycrisp apple, Honeygold apple, plum & pear trees, $25 each, potted. Phone 320632-3412, Little Falls. 8/2P FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn

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For more info., call Steve at Office: 320-285-3565 or Cell: 320-815-1863 FOR SALE: Big square & round bales of hay. Call Josh, 320-761-0778. tfn HOUSING HOME FOR SALE: North of Albany on County Rd. 10, just across from Albany Pioneer grounds. Call 320-8454216 or 845-2634. 8/2P

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New this Year! Medallion Hunt ey With Prize Mon of $100 in Upsala Bucks!



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Upsala Heritage Days Festival August 10 - 12, 2012


Medallion Hunt Clues: Will be posted daily starting Monday, August 6, at 9 am online at, City Hall, and all Upsala businesses. Contact Upsala City Clerk at 320630-5055 when you find the medallion. For more information, contact the Upsala City Clerk.

Friday, August 10: 7:00 pm: “Happy Days Are Here Again!” Upsala High School Auditorium Free Concert by: Rhonda Laurie & Her Band

1950’s y Cardinal Countr Theme

Sponsored by the Upsala Great River Regional Library

Sunday, August 12: Fireworks

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10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Dad’s Belgian Waffles at the Upsala High School Cafeteria Sponsored by the Upsala Area Community Center

10:00 am: Community Worship Service at the Upsala High School Gym 1:00 pm: Community Threshing Bee at Dennis Westrich’s, East of Upsala (3478 50th Ave.) Bring your own lawn chair.

Saturday, August 11: 8:00 am: Upsala 5K Run & Walk Pre-register at Check in and same day registration at Upsala School Commons

8:30 am: Bake Sale at Borgstrom House 10:30 am: Parade: Prizes for the best 3 theme floats 1950’s Cardinal Country Theme. Parade line up starts in the Gethsemane Lutheran Church parking lot at 9 am.

- Following Parade - Party in the Park: Upsala City Park:

Inflatables, Food Booths, beer Garden, Bean Bag Tournament, Petting Zoo, FFA Kids Pedal Pull, Cake Wheel, Dunk Tank, Kids Games, Car Show

11:30 am: Music, Lunch, Tours at Borgstrom House 1:30 pm: Raffle at Borgstrom House 2:30 pm: Fire Department Water Fights, followed by kids water fights 6:00 pm: Party at Rec. Building: Kickball Tournament, Food, Beer Garden, Bean Bag Tournament Sponsored by UBA.

7:30 pm: 3rd Annual “College RU Ready” at Upsala High School Auditorium. Speakers Tom Goehle, NDSU Women’s Basketball Asst. Coach: Dr. Scott Moats, Crown College Pizza • Prizes • Music

10:00 pm: Fireworks - Sponsored by Upsala Legion & Lions

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