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Super secrets to becoming a superachiever -By Harvey Mackay

Because I do a lot of public speaking, I have developed a deep appreciation for top-notch speakers. So when I was brainstorming and looking for a real showstopper to address a group of business people I am mentoring, I asked Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS magazine to be one of our presenters. Darren is in the rare position to interview the most celebrated achievers on the planet to discover how they have created their extraordinary success. Astute SUCCESS readers use the advice to achieve more and lead greater fulfilling lives. Darren’s message, three productivity secrets of superachievers, was a real eye-opener. Number one might surprise you, because so many people want to know what individuals like Richard Branson do to create great results. But the answer is just the opposite. It’s not what they do at all. It’s what they don’t do, according to Darren. Saying “yes” is easy, he said. There’s no hassle in saying yes. The master skill, however, is saying “no.” Everyone can say yes. No is hard because it causes conflict in relationships. When Darren got a chance to interview Warren Buffett, he asked him the

question that everyone wants answered: “What would you attribute your grand success to?” The key to his great success was this: “For every 100 great opportunities that are brought to me, I say ‘no’ 99 times.” Darren asked the late Steve Jobs, “Of all the things that you have built and created, that have changed the world, what are you and Apple most proud of? His answer was, ‘I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.’” Distinction number two of superachievers is to learn to focus on the vital few. “A lot of us try to become master of many things,” Darren said. “We try to be great at a lot of things, and as a result, we don’t ever become world class at a few things. Look at Olympic athletes, entertainers, Nobel laureates or Albert Einstein. They were all world class at just a few things. The rest of their lives they were pretty mediocre.” Darren makes the point that long hours are very different from hard work. Hard work is doing the few things that are hard to do but produce the big results. “A great confusion for a lot of us is that we think there are all of these functions we need to be involved in and we need to be great at,” he added. “Really, like anything in life, there’s about a half dozen vital functions that you need to become excellent or brilliant at in order to create gargantuan success.”

What are your vital functions? What are the three vital functions that only you can do? What are the three functions that contribute the most to the success of your business or job? If you take the time to write them down, it will force you to focus your attention on what it is you should be doing every day. Darren’s personal goal is to spend 90 percent of his time on his three functions. Best-selling author Jim Collins says if you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any. Steve Jobs learned when he was running Pixar that there’s great power in working on just one big thing at a time. When you can get your whole staff to focus on one thing, their creativity is off the charts. That’s why Jobs and Apple did one thing at a time. They did the iPod. Then they did the iPhone. Then the iPad. Then they did retail - one big thing at a time. The final distinction of superachievers, according to Darren, is that they’ve developed unconscious habits of sucHarvey Mackay continued to pg 5

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Birth Announcements Ella Christine Malisheske

Bethany and Jason Malisheske of Upsala are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Christine, born August 10, 2012 at 8:17 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls. Ella weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. Welcoming Ella home is big sister, Anne. Grandparents are Ken and Betty Olson of Upsala and Willard and Alta Malisheske of Sartell.

McKenzie Margret Ainali

Corey and Cori Ainali of Sauk Centre are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, McKenzie Margret Ainali, born Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 7:58 a.m. at the CentraCare Health System-Melrose. McKenzie weighed 6 pounds and measured 19 1/4 inches in length. Grandparents are Tim and Barb Ainali of Grey Eagle and Dale and Diane Muellner of Sauk Centre. Great grandparents are John and Delrose Ainali of St. Rosa, Henry and Nancy Illies of Melrose, Ralph and Regina Muellner of Melrose and Don Roering of Sauk Centre.

Riley James Theisen

Ryan and Cinnamin Theisen are proud to announce the birth of their son, Riley James Theisen, born July 28, 2012. Riley weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. Riley is welcomed home by his sister, Gabrielle. Grandparents are Bob and Judy Theisen of St. Francis and Gary and Wendy Walz of Litchfield.

Engagements Lori Leyk and Brian Kendra Zapzalka Hollenkamp and Max Posch

Lori Leyk and Brian Hollenkamp along with their son, Easton are pleased to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are the late Kenneth and the late Judy Leyk of Grey Eagle and Ronald and Bea Hollenkamp of Freeport. Lori is a graduate of Grey Eagle High School and the Model College of Hair Design. She is currently employed as a day-care provider and a student at National American University, Minnetonka campus for health care coding and billing. Brian is a graduate of Melrose High School and Staples Technical College. He is currently employed by Pflipsen Trucking in Melrose. A September 15, 2012 wedding at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala is being planned.

Kendra Rose Zapzalka, daughter of Gary and Linda Zapzalka of Holdingford, and Max Oliver Posch, son of Greg and Jenny Posch of Holdingford, are pleased to announce their engagement. Kendra is a graduate of Holdingford High School and St. Cloud State University. She is employed at Avon Elementary Kids Company. Max is a graduate of Holdingford High School and Minnesota School of Business. He is employed at Columbia Gear. A September 1, 2012 wedding in Sauk Centre is planned.

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Obituaries Dr. Ralph T. Holman

Dr. Ralph T. Holman, 94 of Austin, MN, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Albert Lea. R a l p h Theodore Holman was born March 4, 1918 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Alfred T. and May (Nilson) Holman. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, from Bethel College, The University of Minnesota and Rutgers University. Ralph married Karla Calais on March 26, 1943 at the University of Minnesota Chapel. They lived in Minneapolis prior to moving to Sweden. Upon returning to the United States, they lived in Texas until moving to Austin, MN in 1951. In 1946, Dr. Holman worked at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden with several Nobel Prize winners, including Sune Berstrom. He was the first person in the world to crystalize lipoxygenase, a significant enzyme in the inflammatory process. Following his time in Sweden, Dr. Holman spent time as a professor at Texas A and M University. In 1951, while a professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Dr. Holman was invited to join the Hormel Institute in Austin MN which at the time was pioneering food stabilization technology. Dr. Holman spent the entirety of his career at his beloved Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, finally retiring in 2001. Professor Holman was a pioneer in the area of essential fatty acid research and nutrition, making several fundamental discoveries about the metabolism of fatty acids. He is perhaps best known for coining

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the term “Omega 3” in 1963 which Holman said came from his knowledge of the Bible and Sunday school from the passage “I am the Alpha and the Omega”. Dr. Holman was a devout Christian and led his life in pursuit of goodness and helping others. Dr. Holman is regarded as the Father of Omega 3 fatty acids, discovering their essential nature, their metabolism and competition with omega 6 fatty acids and spawning many of the top lipid researchers in the day that passed through his lab at the Hormel Institute. His science, discoveries, life and ambitions have improved the lives of millions around the globe through nutrition. Dr. Holman was the Director of the Hormel Institute from 1975 to 1985 and on the Board of Directors for Hormel Foods. He was a past president of the American Oil Chemists Society, and received numerous awards and honors including the Borden Award and the prestigious Baldwin Award. He was a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, an invitation-only membership, the Royal Orchid Society, and many other scientific organizations. His hobbies included photography and growing numerous orchids in a greenhouse he had constructed on the back of his home. Dr. Holman also enjoyed spending time at his Swedish style cabin in Upsala Minnesota that he built with Karla and young son, Ted. Dr. Holman was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Karla. Ralph is survived by his son Nils (Ted) Holman, Minneapolis, MN; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 20th at First Congregational Church, Austin MN with the Reverend Shari Mason officiating. Funeral services were also held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 21st at Community Covenant Church in Upsala, MN with the Reverend Craig Johnson officiating. Interment was at the Community Covenant Church Cemetery in Upsala, MN.



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Joyce K. Wolf, age 65 of Albany, died peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 23 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Ray Monsour officiating. A private entombment will take place at a later date in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Seven Dolors Gathering Area in Albany. Joyce Katherine Duclos was born December 1, 1946 in Freeport, Minnesota to William and Regina (Wenning) Duclos. She graduated from St. Benedict’s High School in St. Joseph. On May 13, 1967 she married Roger “Butch” Wolf at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Joyce worked as a Library Aid for the Albany

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(Rita) Middendorf of Freeport, Richard (Dorothy) Middendorf of Melrose, Henry (Kathy) Middendorf of Melrose, Mark (Kathy) Middendorf of Freeport, Neil Middendorf of Freeport, Linda (Gary) Pierskalla of Freeport, Lola (Scott) Schlapkohl of Steamboat Springs, CO, Nita (Fran) O’Connell of Redwing, Dan (Rosie) Middendorf of Verndale, and Inez (Neal) Jones of Paynesville; 38 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; sister, Therese Lambert of Avon; and sisters-in-law, Clara Michael of Freeport and Marie Zwilling of Avon. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Middendorf of March 7, 2003; parents; brothers and sisters, Math Zwilling, John Zwilling, Frances Steichen, Al Zwilling, Sister Berchman Zwilling, O.S.B., Joe Zwilling, Celestine “Sally” Zwilling, Sister Marie Zwilling, O.S.B., and Margaret Hoeschen; grandson, Karl Middendorf; and one great-granddaughter. Serving as casket bearers were Helen’s grandsons. Cross bearer was Jenny Minette and scripture bearer was Jessica Schlapkohl. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Freeport. Area Schools. She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany and the Christian Mothers. Joyce enjoyed flower gardening, serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, and loved spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Roger “Butch” Wolf of Albany; daughters, Gina (Dennis) Shafer of Sauk Rapids, Peggy (Michael) Brantner of Hastings, and Molly (Bryan) Smith of Big Lake; grandchildren, Maxwell, Guyeon and Marina Falcon, Alison and Charlie Brantner, and Weston, Avery, and Piper Smith; sisters, Shirley (Joseph) Miller of St. Joseph, Darlene (Thomas) Glatzmaier of Sartell, and Katie (Gary) Rieland of Plymouth. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, William and Regina Duclos. Serving as casket bearers will be Jeanne Bonfig, Cheri Doom, Bev Bauer, Connie Havard, Sharon Tschida, and Geri Dirkes. Cross bearer will be Alison Brantner and scripture bearer will be Guyeon Falcon.

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A Mind Full of Clutter -By Saralee Perel Last week, instead of heading home on the highway, my husband, Bob, and I took an extra 10 minutes and drove along the scenic route. We passed gorgeous cranberry bogs, yards filled with roses, and farm stands overflowing with corn. All through the drive, I cried. Sweet Bob wanted to hear my thoughts. “I’m worried about your doctor’s appointment,” I said through tears. “I’m so sorry I spoiled our drive.” “But I want you to talk to me.” “Bob, the only purpose my worried thoughts served was to lose every precious moment of a beautiful drive with you.” At that instant, I learned that one word could change life for the better. The word? Clutter. In a single day I said to myself, “clutter,” each time I noticed a pointless negative thought. I stopped counting after about a hundred. Recently Bob called from his cell. “I’m at the store. I’ll be home in 20 minutes.” I thought, “What if he has an acci-

dent?” Clutter. By identifying the useless thought, I could stop it. This de-cluttering business goes way beyond the “what if?” container. The life of my cat, Eddie, was wonderful. But the second I think of him, I visualize his ending. Clutter. So I asked Bob, “What do you think of when you think of Eddie?” He laughed. “I think about Eddieproofing the house, like keeping the toilet paper in a coffee tin.” Then he laughed harder and said, “I think about when he’d jump in my shower and every time I’d pull him out and then close the bathroom door behind him, he’d decide it was a challenge. He’d turn the door knob, race back to the shower and use his paw to quickly slide the shower door open and jump right back in!” Last week we went to the movies. We couldn’t bring our dog, Becky, in the car because of the heat. I said, “Bob, I can’t stop thinking about how unhappy Becky is right now.” The truth is, I can stop thinking about … anything. We all can. Do you see any purpose in me taking time away from enjoying the movies by focusing on leaving my pooch at home?

Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 cess. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” Darren explained: “When you repeat an activity over and over, the reason why it becomes an unconscious habit is it develops what’s called a neurosignature. It actually burns a brain groove. Every time you do something, it continues to reinforce this brain groove and we become what we practice the most.” You can read more of Darren’s advice in his book, The Compound Effect, which I highly recommend. Especially helpful are the five ways to change bad habits and seven ways to install success habits. Bottom line: You have to develop a daily routine that will lead you to success. “If somebody were to ask me what’s the one attribute that I would attribute

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Holdingford Mill Art Project Dedication

The City of Holdingford is proud to announce the completion of the Holdingford Mill Art Project. On Sunday, August 26th at 11:30 a.m. the Mayor of Holdingford will host a dedication for its new art installation along the Lake Wobegon Trail one block west of City Hall. This marks the end of a two year long project oversaw by the Holdingford In Partnership Committee (H.I.P.). Keith Raivo, Brook Park, Minnesota is the featured artist. He was selected by ballot collected from the community based on his conceptual design which specialized in sculpted metal. Project Background: In 2010, the Holdingford In Partnership (HIP) Committee (funded in part by the Initiative Foundation) requested planning funds for an art installation along the Wobegon Trail from Forecast Public Art, St. Paul, MN. Once awarded the HIP Committee sent out a call to area arts to submit their qualifications along with a letter of interest to participate a community art project. From this process, five artists were selected to submit a conceptual design based on the site requirements, the vibrant history of Holdingford residents and abundant recreational opportunities within the community. In 2011, each of the five conceptual designs were present-

ed at numerous community events and meetings. In addition, they were placed on continuous display at key locations throughout the City. By doing so, the HIP Committee was able to market this exciting project, collect feedback from area residents, and showcase the power art has in distinguishing public spaces. The Holdingford area residents, along with the HIP Committee, believed that Keith Raivo’s design commanded the best use of the existing space, creatively incorporating important logistical considerations, while still showcasing the heritage of our community. Finally, in 2012, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) had agreed to fund the final phase (installation) of the Holdingford Mill Art Project; allowing us a seamless transition from planning to implementation of this public art piece. The mission of the HIP Committee is to identify valuable resources to enhance and promote our community. We believe that our recreational resources and our heritage play crucial roles in the continued development and revitalization of Holdingford. Accordingly, we acknowledge that the arts are a vital component to being successful in these efforts.

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Community Snapshots


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Community Builders Spotlight Business

By Kathy Detloff On the corner of Cedar and Jackson Streets and extending eight city lots, Village View Apartments has been home to 155 low income elderly or social security disabled people over the years since it was built in 1979. The facility contains twenty-four apartments that currently rent by the month. Residents must be 62 years of age or have a social security disability to qualify. HUD uses a formula to determine the amount of subsidy low income residents will need. Manager Harry Grammond stated that the facility is the perfect size for Grey Eagle since it has nearly always been full but without a long waiting list. Currently one unit is available. The apartments have amenities that include an elevator to the second floor which was added soon after the building’s construction and a new community room with big screen TV, fireplace, and adjoining kitchen. The Great River Regional Library keeps a supply of books and videos in this the room and switches them every two weeks. In addition the facility has a laundry room on each floor, a copy machine for the residents and public restrooms on the first floor, fourteen garages, and raised garden spots in the yard. Other improvements are the automatic door openers and the timed locks for night safety. Many residents enjoy daily coffee together as they

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

A goodsized crowd of nearly 100 was on hand Aug. 15 at the Melecha Dairy Farm near Westport to learn more about the dairy industry in Minnesota. Among those in attendance at the Minnesota Milk Producers’ event were seven members of the House of Representatives. The weather cooperated nicely as a cool breeze kept those on hand comfortable as we toured various parts of the dairy set-up. Todd and Louise Melecha were gracious hosts as they discussed different aspects of their operation. Around 900 cows are milked three times a day, and their herd’s rolling average is just under 24,000 pounds. The cows are milked in

a “double 16” parlor featuring a floating floor that’s hydraulically adjustable to allow for an optimum height for the milking staff. A relatively new addition to the operation is a roller-type system that squeezes enough liquid out of the manure so it can be used again and again. A series of presses separates the solids from the liquid, with the liquid then being pumped out to a pit to be spread on crop land as fertilizer. The solids, after going through the roller system, have a moisture content between 60 and 70 percent and can be re-used as bedding in the barns. So far, according to Todd, the system has been working very well. The dairy industry, like other livestock operations, is currently facing a challenge with high input costs that are a direct result of the drought that has devastated parts of the Corn Belt. Prices of feedstuffs such as soybean meal and corn have risen substantially this summer as the heat and lack of rain have re-

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Village View continued from page 7

from Stearns County for those residents with that tie. A small hair salon is set up in one of the public bathrooms and services are provided by local hair dressers. Entertainment has been provided to the residents by the Becker family, Father Ron Dockendorff, the Ron Walker band, and the Pfaff family. A knitting group meets on Tuesdays and a Homemakers club meets monthly. A new opportunity offered by Brenda Sprenger and others is card making workshops. While this latter session is also open to the public, the general rule for using the community room for activities is that those activities must be open to and have

appeal for the Village View residents. Village View Apartments has been an important and attractive addition to the community. The dream of a place where, subsidized according to Section 8, low income elderly or disabled people can live care free in a safe and comfortable environment has been realized. This is the second in a series of stories that feature Grey Eagle/Burtrum Area businesses. The project is sponsored by The Community Builders Organization of Grey Community Builders Grey Eagle/Burtrum Area Eagle and Burtrum.

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Sign-up for Little Guy Football will be on Wednesday, August 29 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the East parking lot at the Melrose High School. Equipment will be handed out at this time. First practice is Monday, September 10. Practices on are Mondays from 6:307:45 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00-10:15 a.m. at the High School Football Practice Field. The 5th and 6th Graders will play 2

games against other schools, Holdingford and Paynesville. Coaches are always welcome to help, please volunteer! The season will end on Wednesday, October 17 with a scrimmage at halftime of the varsity game. For more information, contact Dennis Rademacher, Little Guy Football Coach/Coordinator at 320-256-3389.

Upcoming Melrose Community Ed programs Melrose Community Education is celebrating fall! There are many classes and programs starting soon. Please watch for more updates and check our website for new classes! [ http://www.melrose.k12. ], click on Community Ed Online Registration. • Tae Kwon Do for youth and adults begins Sept 6. • Certified Nursing Assistant class begins Sept 17. • First Aid and CPR classes will begin in October. • Firearm Safety Classes, offered by Travis Thom, Sept 10-14, call 256-4302 to register. • Elementary Gymnastics, begins September 17, call Cheri Geiske to register at 320-256-7738.

• Little Guy Football, grades 4-6, sign-up is August 29, 5:30-7:30, behind High School. Call Dennis Rademacher at 256-3389 with questions or to volunteer as a coach. Don’t forget to attend the Tail Gate Party at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 31, before the first Dutchmen Football Game. Sponsored by the Melrose Lions.

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Lane closures needed to resurface segments of five area highways have been rescheduled or postponed. The closures were originally scheduled to begin Aug. 20. The new schedule is: • Aug. 22-28: Both directions of Highway 371 between Crow Wing County Road 27 (the entrance to Crow Wing State Park) and Highway 210 in Baxter will be reduced intermittently to a single lane as crews resurface shoulders. • Aug. 30-31: Highway 238 between Walnut Avenue and 3rd Avenue in Upsala will reduce intermittently to a single lane with flaggers controlling traffic. • Sept. 4-7: Both directions of High-




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Motion seconded by Sup. Berscheit. Motion made by Sup. Johnson to pay all bills numbered 4665 through 4676: Rev. $638.28, R&B $16,550.48. Sup. Thompson seconded the motion. Motions passed. The board received notices about election supplies and chairman needed to sign paper at the bank. Pedestrian Crossing signs were installed by Pillsbury and a follow up: the yield sign is placed on 331st Ave is to slow down traffic coming up the beach area. The Swanville mayor addressed the board about annexing more township land. The school ac-

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quired more land for softball fields and parking. The school would like the land to be in the City of Swanville. Sup. Johnson made a motion to allow the City of Swanville to annex approximately 15.59 acres of Burnhamville Township between Morrison Line Road and railroad right-of-way along State 28, whereby it will be for school use and not otherwise developed. Motion was seconded by Sup. Berscheit. With all voting in favor, motion passed. During weed inspection supervisors sprayed for noxious weeds in some area ditches. Signs by Co 104 and 321st Ave have been moved as well as the township inventory completed. In the road report oil treatment has been sprayed on designated areas and will be watched for effectiveness. The beaver trapper is working on problems by the culvert on Buck Lake. Also, adding more clay mix to some roads was discussed. Supervisor is working on contacting land owners along 210th St. before starting that project. The board approved more brush cutting and will check road conditions again. Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $202,123.22 before tonight’s bills. Treasurer’s report accepted on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion passed. Motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 7:39 p.m. Next regular meeting will be on August 28, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Burtrum Community Center. These are unapproved minutes. Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville Clerk

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SUPER HUGE 7 FAMILY • 5 DAY GARAGE SALE Biggest Sale! Don’t Miss It

Thursday-Monday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 8 AM-6 PM Daily

Collectables, Antiques, Kitchen, Bath, Bedding, Decor, Toys, Books, Electronics, Furniture & On & On & On! West on CR 19 to Tower Rd., Upsala • Follow Signs

Swanville Fishing League

August 15 • Lady Lake Team Name Season Total Riverside Meats 313 Waltman Appraisal 232 Giddings 183 Falls Fabricating 153 Half “N” Inch Short 143 Reds Irish Pub #1 116 Bad Company 103 Wheres The Fish 96 Reds Irish Pub #2 91 Gorka’s Catering 87 OK Tire 56 Largest Fish Fish Date Size Fisherman No. Pike Aug. 15 291/4 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 Perch Aug. 8 Giddings


In Albany: 1 & 2 Bedroom Cats Ok

Call Loreen for Details!



Spacious 1 Bedroom Available

TWO MONTHS FREE* *with qualifying lease

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

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


One Bedroom Apartments Available!

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

Equal Housing Opportunity

Classified Ads

FOUND: Female Pit Bull, blackish brown with white markings, in Grey Eagle. Call 320-267-8768. HOUSE CLEANING: Will do house/ cabin cleaning on regular basis or seasonal. References available. Call Janine at 320-285-5902. JK-tfnB




Full Time Construction Worker

Cook & Bartender

Questions, Call Beth at 320-836-2154.


WANTED TO BUY: Good slaughter cows, big bulls, also lumpjaw, foundered, lame steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913, cell 320-3609913. 10/4P

Part-Time Bartender Apply in Person at the DOUBLE R, Grey Eagle Ask for Bobby

Full-time / Part-time Cashier/Clerk Apply Within Albany Fleet Supply

FOR SALE: Cabbage. Call 320-2857616, Burtrum.

Live Music on the Trail with The Vic Tschida Band 10-11 am Sponsored by the Freeport State Bank

The Next MarketFest will be held Saturday, Oct. 6: Afternoon (Oktoberfest)

Upsala Library Event

The Upsala Public Library still has openings for people to see Real Horse Power at the Forest History Center near Grand Rapids, Minnesota, on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event features horses demonstrating traditional tasks used for Minnesota’s logging industry before mechanized equipment was available. Families and adults are invited to take a bus that will leave the Upsala Area Schools parking lot at 8 a.m. and arrive at the Center near 11 a.m. The group will leave the Center to return at 3 p.m. Bring a lunch and any other snacks. Travel and entry costs are subsidized with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information call 320-5734282.

FOR SALE: Papered Dexter cow, pigs, flemish giant rabbits, nice Ford mud truck, motorcycle, geese, 1997 Chevy cavalier. Call 320-285-2254. FOR SALE: Baynes single treadle spinning wheel, lightly used, excellent working order, extra bobbins, $300. Call 320333-9774. tfn FOR SALE: 2002 Ford Taurus, 128K, power everything, good mechanical condition, dependable, asking $3,395 or B/O. Call 320-420-5435. FOR SALE: 2003 Arctic Cat 4-wheeler with winch, 1,500 miles, good condition, $3,100. Call 320-356-7794, cell 320-2670629, leave message, Dave. FOR SALE: 2002 Sandpiper travel trailer, 27 ft. w/10 ft. slide, 21 ft. awning w/ hitch and sway bars. Call 320-845-2889. FOR SALE: 2 sheep, m/f. Call 320-3339774. FOR SALE: Boat trailer for 14’ boat, 8” wheels, $250; spring tooth harrow, $125. Call 320-732-3037.

29033 Co Rd 17 Freeport, MN in St. Rosa


FT Teller/Bookkeeper

Full time Teller/Bookkeeper at First State Bank of Swanville/Grey Eagle Office. Applicant must be personable, detail oriented, 10-key proficient and be able to work with little or no supervision. Prior computer and cash handling experience preferred. $9.00/hr, reviewed after 90 day training at Main Office in Swanville. Benefits include 401k, Health, Dental and Life Insurance, paid vacation after one year.

Please forward resume to First State Bank, Attn: Amy PO Box 128, Swanville MN 56382

FOR SALE: Oak firewood, $200 per full 4x4x8 cord picked up in yard. Delivery available. 320-285-3565. SBtfnB FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn FOR SALE: Big square & round bales of hay. Call Josh, 320-761-0778. tfn HOUSING WANTED: 2013 seasonal rental on Big Birch Lake (June, July, August); 2 BR’s or more; will pay in full in advance. Call 612-581-6306. FOR SALE: 3 BR, 2 BA with large garage near Big Swan Lake, $89K. Call 320250-0082.

Classified Advertising

Tired of Dirty Windows?

Personal For Sale, Personal Wanted, or Giveaway type ads are FREE up to 20 words. 25¢ For Each Additional Word. Pre-Paid. Business Ads: For Rent, Help Wanted, Wanted (For Profit), or Service type ads are $5.00 for 20 words. 25¢ For Each Additional Word. Pre-Paid.

Give Handyman Lee a Call! 320-836-7186 320-217-3449


• Help Wanted •

FOR SALE: Solar roof vent, excellent condition, $100 or B/O. Call 320-5732757, leave message.


Apply In Person at


WANTED: Baum’s Custom Logging wanted to buy standing timber. White Oak, Red Oak, Basswood, Maple, and Poplar. Office 320-285-3565 or Steve’s Cell: 320815-1863. SBtfnB

Freeport Chamber of Commerce MarketFest

Experience Preferred Benefits Include: Health & Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation Pay

*We Do Not Accept Classified Ads Over the Telephone.

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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

Email to: or Mail to: Hometown News 29442 120th St., Grey Eagle, MN 56336

Page 12 • Hometown News • Thursday, August 23, 2012

St. Rose of Lima, St. Rosa 2012 Annual

On Beautiful Shaded Grounds St. Rosa, MN

Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:00 a.m. Outdoor Polka Mass

“LaVerne and the Starlights”

Catered by All Stars Sports Bar & Grill, St. Rosa Adults $8.00, Children 4-10 $5.00, 3 and under Free

$10/Participant • 75% Pay-Out • Rules Available at the Festival

Auctioneers - Mike & Jan Schultz, Upsala, MN

11:00 a.m. Chicken & Ham Dinner w/ Homemade Pies 12:30 p.m. Bean Bag Tournament Sign-Up

2:00 p.m. Quilt Auction - Beautiful Homemade Quilts

To View Quilts, Visit www.

4:30 p.m. Music by “Kodiak”

Sponsored by: The Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union

$1,000 Freeport State Bank, Freeport $500 Arnzen Construction, St. Rosa $500 St. Rosa Lumber, Inc., St. Rosa


Bingo • Games • Amusements • Food • Cake Walk Straw Game • Country Store • Children’s Games & More!

Hometown News Aug. 23, 2012  

Hometown News Aug. 23, 2012