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Happiness breeds success -By Harvey Mackay

What makes me happy? It’s a question we all should ask ourselves periodically, since all of our actions should, in some way, be directed toward achieving happiness. Initially, thoughts of riches beyond imagination may fill your mind. Or your thoughts may center on the car/house/job of your dreams. But if you are honest, you will probably find it to be a more difficult question than you would expect. Abraham Lincoln is purported to have once said, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abe knew what he was talking about, and in the final analysis, I think you will find that the only “thing” that can make you happy is you. Happiness is just a state of mind. So are anger, sorrow, disappointment and loneliness. The mind is the most powerful tool in the universe, but you are the one who controls it. Like your car, if you see your mind heading in the wrong direction, you can steer it the other way. You need to recognize when you have negative feelings and try to steer your mind in a different direction. You don’t want to be dwelling on the situation that brought you to that emotional state. Of course, it is easier to steer your mental car toward happiness if you have directions. That brings us back to

our question, “What makes me happy?” By answering this question, you will be drawing the map. Try an easier question if you are stuck: “What has made me happy in the past?” My guess is that it was not material things. My definition of happiness is not the fleeting, live-in-the-moment feeling that accompanies a birthday present. Rather, I think of happiness as a way of life. Truly happy people may have difficult times, but they know how to bounce back because they know better times are possible - and probable. They are content to have more positive thoughts than negative ones. They also understand that their happiness depends largely on how much happiness they share with the people around them. Happiness is a powerful, addictive narcotic. Step into the bliss often enough and you’ll carry it with you and seek situations that perpetuate it. Build a powerful reserve of positive feelings that will carry you through the tough situations that life throws at you. Studies have shown that too much stress can inhibit your immune system, causing many of the health problems that plague our society. Heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, migraine headaches, mental illness and even cancer are just a few of the health issues that have been linked to excessive stress. So in addition to improving the quality of your life, reducing your level of stress and increasing your happiness may also help to save your life. Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine questioned 243 people age

100 or older. They found that centenarians tend to share certain personality traits (in addition to other factors, like genetics). In general, these long-lived people are: • Outgoing, • Positive-minded about other people, • Full of laughter, • Open with their emotions, • Conscientious and disciplined, • Unlikely to obsess about anxieties or guilt. The scientists point out that these characteristics don’t necessarily represent a cause and effect relation­ship. They did notice, however, that in many cases the personality traits they observed weren’t necessarily lifelong tendencies, but behaviors their subjects learned as Harvey Mackay continued to pg 5

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SEPTEMBER 2 • St. Rose of Lima Annual Fall Festival starting at 10 a.m. on church grounds, St. Rosa. See ad on page 12. SEPTEMBER 3 • Grey Eagle Labor Day Old Time Tractor Pull starting at 11 a.m. at the Grey Eagle Lion’s Centennial Park. See ad on page 12. SEPTEMBER 5 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the center. 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. • Catholic United Breakfast from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Spring Hill Church basement. SEPTEMBER 14-16 • 38th Annual Albany Pioneer Days & Threshing Show. SEPTEMBER 15 • St. Cloud Doicese Catholic Women

59th Annual Convention at 8 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel, Long Priairie. SEPTEMBER 16 • Grey Eagle/Swanville Knights of Columbus Council Sausage & Egg Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St John’s the Baptist Church Hall, Swanvillle. • Phase III Forever Young Singers Concert at 2 p.m. at the Melrose High School Auditorium. SEPTEMBER 19 • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. SEPTEMBER 30 • Albany Legion Smorgasbord Breakfast from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Church of Seven Dolors gathering center. OCTOBER 6 • Caramel Apple Ride, 8-10 a.m. registration at Melrose Trailhead, Lake Wobegon Trail. 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

Victor and Beatrice Tschida

Courtney Joan Ellering

June and Cory Ellering of Melrose are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Courtney Joan Ellering, born Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 4:56 a.m. at the CentraCare Health System, Melrose. Courtney weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. Courtney is welcomed home by her big brother Jack and big sisters Kaylee and Faye. Grandparents are Michael and Joan Ellering of Melrose and Donald and Helen VanDrehle of Melrose. Great grandparents are Mary Ellering of Melrose, Helen Blommel of Melrose and Magdalene Garding of Albany.

Victor and Beatrice (Douvier) Tschida are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in September with their family. They were married Sept. 4, 1952 in St. Mary’s Church in St. Francis (Freeport), MN. They now live in Melrose, MN. They have 11 children, 35 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and 5 on the way!

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Nicholas and Katrina Hoeschen of Freeport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abagail Mary Hoeschen, born Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:14 a.m. at the CentraCare Health System, Melrose. Abagail weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Grandparents are Ted and Mary Hoeschen of Freeport and Duane and Gail Olmscheid of Melrose. Great grandparents are Lorene and (Jerome) Pfau of Freeport, Gene and (Ana) Olmscheid of Melrose, Kitty and (Reinie) Gruber of Melrose and Lorraine and (Lawrence) Hoeschen of Freeport.

John and Marlys Atkinson of Upsala celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Aug. 25, 1962 at her parents home.

Jennifer Kunstleben of Holdingford are proud to announce the birth of their daughter born August 27, 2012 at the Albany Area Hospital & Medical Center.

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Edwin “Butch” J. Pogatschnik

Obituaries Marcella B. “Sally” Meyer Marcella B. “Sally” Meyer, age 82 of Melrose, died peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2012 surrounded by her family at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, August 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman and Rev. Vincent Lieser concelebrating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Marcella Bernadine Ahrens was born December 4, 1929, in Melrose, Minnesota to Henry and Elizabeth (Hallermann) Ahrens. On June 28, 1955 she married Jerome Meyer at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Sally worked at Fingerhut in Sauk Centre and at Bohlig Cleaners in Melrose. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening,

playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the Christian Mothers. Survivors include her children, Thomas (Linda) Meyer of Melrose, Janet (Duane) Kobliska of Staples, Sharon (John) Johnson of St. Joseph, Donald (fiancée, Theresa Borgman) Meyer of Melrose, Mark (Karen) Meyer of Melrose, Mary (Pat) Breth of Melrose, Joan (Dale) Loxtercamp of Melrose and Bruce (Joyce) Meyer of Cold Spring; 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Lorraine Uphoff of Melrose. Sally was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome Meyer on September 12, 1999; daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Odegard) Meyer; brothers, Norbert and Ralph Ahrens; and brotherin-law, Raymond Uphoff. Serving as casket bearers were Chris Meyer, Jeremy Meyer, David Kobliska, Colin Johnson, Evan Johnson, Jordan Breth, Josh Loxtercamp and Samuel Meyer. Cross bearer was Amanda Breth and scripture bearer was Sarah Turbes.

Joan B. (Hanauska) Cremers

Joan B. (Hanauska) Cremers, 85, of Albany passed away peacefully on August 23, 2012. Services were held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany. Interment followed in the parish

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cemetery. Joan was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Beata Hanauska; sisters, Rita and Alice; sister-in-law, Ann. She was survived by husband, Gordon; children, Gail (Michael) Ketter, Randy (Jill), Bob (Stacy), Charlie (Michelle) and Maryjo (Angus) Bennett; grandchildren, Kevin, Katherine, Chad, Kyle, Justin, Jason, Cerissa, Cozette, Maggie and Anna; brothers, George (Marie) Hanauska and Don Hanauska. Mass of Christian

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from 1959 to 2007. Butch served on the Board of Directors for Avon State Bank for over 40 years, and served on the Avon City Council. He was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church; attending many of the church social gatherings throughout the years, and serving one term on the parish council. Butch is a member of the Avon Legion, and life member of the Holdingford VFW #5160. He is a 22 year retired Avon Fireman, and was very proud to have three generations involved in the fire department. He was most proud of his family and grandchildren. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Ann of Avon; children, Bob (Karen) of Cold Spring, Rick (Sharon) of St. Anna, Dan (Sue) of Avon, Laurie (Mark) Swenson of East Grand Forks, MN; eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John; sisters, Magdalene, Lorraine, Evelyn, Esther, Yvette, Mel; and grand-daughter, Anna.

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Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon, for Edwin “Butch” J. Pogatschnik, age 82, of Avon, who died on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Cherrywood Advanced Living, Richmond, surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Blane Wasnie, OSB officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Butch was born March 12, 1930 in St. Joseph to John and Bertha (Schloemer) Pogatschnik. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Butch married Mary Ann Chock on September 21, 1954 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Anna. He owned and operated Avon Elevator

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By Dave Butcher, Pequot Lakes Republican Tall Tales Republican candidates for the state legislature continue to promote the fairy tale that the state went from a $5 billion deficit to a $1 billion surplus and that our taxes didn’t go up thanks to their so-called “fiscal responsibility.” (“Gazelka, Anderson talk to Cass board, Brainerd dispatch, Aug. 22, 2012). Like any good fairy tale, it makes for a good story, but is not based in reality. The facts are, we still face over $4 billion in red ink and rural Minnesotans paid 64% of a statewide property tax increase. Rather than work with Democrats to solve the $5 billion deficit in a balanced and re-

sponsible way, Republicans protected big corporations and the wealthiest Minnesotans and - after a state shut-down - passed a budget that borrowed billions and left schools and the average tax-payer to foot the bill. Ask any business or family if borrowing money to cover the bills is fiscally responsible and I think you know what their answer would be. Ask them if borrowing more money than you have in savings is the same thing as having a surplus and they’d probably laugh you out of the room. It’s time to restore real fiscal responsibility to the state’s budget process. We do have a choice in November.

Lace up your sneakers for prostate cancer Join the fight against prostate cancer by participating in the 2nd annual St. Cloud Dash for Dad on September 15 at Whitney Park, 1529 Northway Drive. Dash for Dad begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. The 1K kids run begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 1-mile family walk at 8:45 a.m. The chip-timed 5K begins at 9:00 a.m. Awards will be presented to top 5K finishers in each age group. Tamara Jett, Ms. Midwest World International 2012, will speak about prostate cancer affecting the loved ones in her life.

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Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 they grew older. Focusing on the good and not worrying about the negatives may have a positive impact on overall life expectancy. So now that you know what finding your bliss could do for your quality of life, why wait? Organize your life so you have time to do the things you love. I am not advocating that you abandon all responsibility. Life’s pressures are going to prevent you from playing golf seven days a week and even sunsets start to look alike after a while. You may

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not be able to just quit your job to become a professional singer. But the more attuned you are to what truly makes you happy, the more your life will align itself with the things you value and treasure. As Albert Schweitzer said, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Mackay’s Moral: Only you can draw the map of the road to your happiness. 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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Shasta Daisy, Cosmos, Purple Cornflower, Blanket Flower, Sweet Alyssum, Corn Poppy Mix, Prairie Cone flower, Black-eyed Susan, and Zinnia California Giant, to name a few. Gene and Cheryl utilized information developed by the Sauk River Watershed District, and then worked extensively with Dave Nett, Stearns County Environment Engineer to assure they were following proper county regulations and having a design that minimized erosion and runoff into the lake, by shaping the lake side slope, use of a retaining wall to lessen the slope at waters edge, and installing the wildflower buffer zone to capture/filter rainfall. They contracted with Ken Frieler, Central Lakes Landscape & Construction LLC, to guide them in their wildflower choice and to install this and all of their other landscaping. They chose “Bird and Butterfly” Enneking continued to pg 7 • COUPON •

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

Legislators were back in St. Paul on Friday of last week for a special session dealing with flood relief for various parts of Minnesota. In total, the bill allocates just under $168 million in two separate disaster relief funds. The larger of the two, $159.6 million, will help counties and cities recover and rebuild from storms and flooding that occurred in June. Kandiyohi and Meeker counties are among the 13 counties designated in a Presidential Disaster Declaration and included in this part of the relief package. A smaller amount, $7.8 million, is set aside for seven counties in north central Minnesota for wind damage as the result of

storms in early July. Although the total amount may seem large, it’s about $27 million less that Gov. Dayton originally proposed. In addition, several safeguards were added to the bill’s language to insure the money is used for its intended purpose. Any funding not spent will return to the state’s General Fund, and recovery loan payments will now be made to the state and deposited into a special fund designated for future disaster relief, rather than going to cities and counties to be spent again. The largest portion of the disaster money, about 45 percent, will go toward repairing roads and bridges washed out by heavy rainfall. Most of that money will come from bonding so it won’t affect the funding of transportation projects in the planning stages in other parts of the state. About $12 million is also designated for homeowners who suffered damages to their place of residence. The maximum loan amount per housing structure is $30,000, although in some cases that amount may be higher. Made our annul trip to St. Francis, which is north of Albany, for their outstanding chicken dinner this past Sunday. It’s amazing how a church of that size can put on an event such as this. I visited with a gentleman who was selling dinner tickets and he told me the count was around 1,600 and they were

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Local Municipality Minutes Burtrum City August 6, 2012 The meeting of the Burtrum City Council was called to order at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 6th by Mayor Allen. All members answered roll call except Anna Payne. Minutes of the July 2nd meeting were read and approved on a motion by Jenny Ahrendt and seconded by Clara Taft. Upon vote motion carried. Finance report was given and approved on a motion by Ron Strassburg and seconded by Clara Taft. Upon vote motion carried. Checks number 7004 thru 7012 were approved for payment on a motion by Clara Taft and seconded by Ron Strassburg. Upon vote motion carried. The Todd County Attorney’s contract was presented to the council. After some discussion, a motion was made by Jenny Ahrendt and seconded by Ron Strassburg to accept the contract. Upon vote motion carried. The Initiative Foundation requested a donation from the city. A motion was made by Clara Taft and seconded by Ron Strassburg to send them $100 as we have in the past. Upon vote motion carried. A motion was made by Jenny Ahrendt and seconded by Ron Strassburg not to change the election judges wage. Upon vote motion carried. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the September meeting will be held on Tuesday, September. 4th. Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned on a motion by Jenny Ahrendt and seconded by Clara Taft. Upon vote motion carried. These are unapproved minutes. Dorothy Strassburg, Burtrum City Clerk Melrose City July 19, 2012 The Melrose City Council met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Melrose City Center pursuant to due notice being given thereof. Present were Council Members Joe Finken, Tony Klasen, Dick Christenson, Mayor Tim Vogel, City Administrator Michael Brethorst, and City Clerk Patti Haase. Council Member Jenny Mayers was absent. Also present was City of Melrose Intern Jenny Linning from Germany. Mayor Vogel presided thereat.

A motion was made by Mr. Finken, seconded by Mr. Klasen and unanimously carried to approve the agenda as amended. There was no one requesting to speak at the open forum. The following items were considered under the consent agenda: Approval of the following: a. The minutes from June 28 Regular Meeting. b. list of bills in the amount of $741,047.69. c. list of investments for the month of June. d. Fire Chief Jeremy Kraemer is requesting Council approval to hire Andrew Wirtz and Chris Schneider as volunteer firefighters. Chief Kraemer and other officers of the Department have conducted the oral interview and physical agility tests. Hiring of these two individuals is contingent upon them passing a background check and a preemployment physical. The hiring of these individuals would bring the Fire Department membership to 29 members; they are able to have up to 30 members. Mr. Wirtz is also a member of the Melrose Ambulance Department. The Council to give consideration to approving the hire of Mr. Wirtz and Mr. Schneider as volunteer firefighters contingent upon successful background checks and pre-employment physicals. e. Ambulance Department Semiannual Report. f. Police Reserve Department Semiannual Report. g. Fire Department Semiannual Report. h. The Council to give consideration to approval of a Community Festival License - Public Property to The Dam, Inc. for Saturday, September 8, 2012. The event will be held outdoors and a portion of 4th Avenue NE from Main Street to 1st Avenue NE will be closed. This event must comply with City Code Chapter 113.23(D) which deals with Community Festivals - Public Property. Police Chief Jensen and Public Works Director Harren have reviewed the Community License Application and recommend approving the application. A motion was made by Mr. Finken, seconded by Mr. Christenson and unanimously carried to approve the Consent Agenda items. Police Chief John Jensen presented the Police Department’s June report. Chief Jensen noted that there were 244 calls for service during the month of June 2012 com-

pared to 268 calls for June of 2011. He stated there were a total of 13 citations issued in the month of June. The year-to-date number of calls is 1378, compared to 1644 in 2011. During the period from June 20, 2012 through July 12, 2012, the City Attorney has not given significant attention to any projects on behalf of the City of Melrose. A motion was made by Mr. Finken, seconded by Mr. Klasen and unanimously carried to adopt a proclamation proclaiming Tuesday, August 7, 2012 as “Night to Unite.” The residents of Melrose are invited to attend Night to Unite on Tuesday, August 7 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Sauk River Park. Staff and Committee Members have prepared the Request for Qualification (RFQ) for City Engineer. It is the intent to use the City Engineer/Consulting Engineer for a minimum of five years dependent on performance. Staff is recommending soliciting RFQs from three or four engineering firms. The City would allow for a 20-minute presentation outlining the company’s qualification. A motion was made by Mr. Christenson, seconded by Mr. Finken and unanimously carried approving the RFQ for City Engineering as prepared. The preliminary engineering meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m. at the Melrose City Center. Community Development Director Walz noted that, at its April 19 meeting, the Council concurred with the recommendation of MADA to give favorable consideration to the concept of vacating part of the Kraft Drive SE road rightof-way easement to accommodate the parking and drainage needs for the Danzl restaurant project if such a request were presented in the future. A preliminary plat along with site, grading and landscaping plans has been received for the Danzl restaurant area and the adjacent commercial property. The preliminary plat includes the vacation of part of the Kraft Drive SE road rightof-way easement. It is expected that the Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed plat on August 16 for presentation to the Council on August 23. It is expected that the petition for the vacation of part of the Kraft Drive SE road right-of-way easement will be received within the next week requesting Council

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Info.: Call Romie @ R&B Gessell Auction Co. Grey Eagle, MN 320-285-3751 or 320-232-0231 (cell)

Central Minnesota and their over 55,000 members. CMCU offers a complete line of financial services at branch offices in Albany, Avon, Belgrade, Cold Spring, Freeport, Grey Eagle, Long Prairie, Melrose, New York Mills, Paynesville, Perham, St Joseph, Sauk Centre, and Moorhead, as well as online at or by phone. Membership is open to persons who live, work, worship, volunteer, or attend school in and businesses and other legal entities in the following Minnesota Counties; Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Wilkin, Wright and North Dakota Counties of; Cass and Richland, or immediate family members of credit union members.


Competitive Estimates

Melrose • 320-256-5400

Dingmann’s Locker Custom Processing On the Farm Butchering Upsala, MN: 320-573-2162

Birch Lake Area


• Lawn Mower Repair • Automobile Repair • Carpentry • Painting • Tree Trimming • Windows • Anything Else You Need Done!

320-836-7186 or 320-217-3449

Hometown News • Thursday, August 30, 2012 • Page 11

Freeport Chamber of Commerce MarketFest SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 9 AM-NOON


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)

Multi Family Garage Sale

Wed. & Thurs., Sept. 5-6: 7 am-6 pm Fri., Sept. 7: 7 am-5 pm Clothing (Kids-Adults), Household Items, Ab Lounger, Snow Fence, Holiday Items and Much More Misc.

Rodney Hayes/Dawn Janssen Residence 370 Walnut Ave. Upsala 2 blocks east of school on Cty Rd 21 Watch For Signs Originally Held at the Rollie Johnson Residence

Swanville Fishing League

August 25 • Swan Lake Team Name Season Total Riverside Meats 350 Waltman Appraisal 260 Giddings 206 Falls Fabricating 181 Half “N” Inch Short 162 Reds Irish Pub #1 130 Bad Company 127 Wheres The Fish 113 Gorka’s Catering 103 Reds Irish Pub #2 91 OK Tire 58 Largest Fish Fish Date Size Fisherman No. Pike Aug. 15 291/4 Laurie Giddings Crappie Aug. 25 121/2 Nathan Hartung 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 Aug. 25 91/4 Falls Fabricating

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 COACT continued from pg 10 and local government would save $35.7 million. Gazelka said he instead encourages enrollment in market-based deductible plans and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) where competition will achieve savings and reduce costs. Doty said that isn’t happening by pointing to the accelerating premiums and deductibles of private plans. The Minnesota Health Plan’s cost efficiency led to its passage through four legislative committees in the 2008-2010 biennium with 74 legislators signing on, including Doty. Doty also commended passage of bipartisan legislation in the 2012 session that will audit the state’s HMO contractors which have never been held accountable for the billions in tax dollars, now at $4 billion annually, that they receive for running the state’s health programs. They are currently under federal investigation for overcharging taxpayers. “Of all the state legislative candidates, we know Al Doty and Taylor Stevenson is one of the most informed on the current system’s waste of our tax dollars and premiums, and the savings and transparency that would come from the Minnesota Health Plan,” said COACT President Sister Ruth Lenter of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls.




One Bedroom Apartments Available!

Spacious 1 Bedroom Available *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 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.

Cook & Bartender

Apply in Person at ALL STARS SPORTS BAR & GRILL, ST. ROSA Questions, Call Beth at 320-836-2154.

Classified Ads

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Sept. 1: 8:00-5:00; Sunday, Sept. 2: 9:00-4:00. Jerry Wolf residence, across from Rock Tavern, Grey Eagle. Christmas villages, porcelain dolls, Precious Moments, Cherished Teddies, decorative shelves, lamps, household items, furniture, clothing, holiday decorations & much more. HOUSE CLEANING: Will do house/ cabin cleaning on regular basis or seasonal. References available. Call Janine at 320-285-5902. JK-tfnB 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 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: 320-815-1863. SBtfnB WANTED: Older square boat cushions for decorating. If no answer, please leave a message 320-763-6580. FOR SALE: 2004 Ford Escape XLT, 62,000 miles, new tires, silver, $10,000 firm, excellent condition. Call 320-4911967 or 320-256-7258. FOR SALE: Solar roof vent, excellent condition, $100 or B/O. Call 320-5732757, leave message.

Equal Housing Opportunity


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: 2 sheep, m/f. Call 320-3339774. FOR SALE: Twin bed with mattress, $75. Call 320-285-5702, Grey Eagle. FOR SALE: 40 can pop cooler, 30 cup coffee maker, $10 each. Call 320-5472982. FOR SALE: Tilt down TV antenna, $125. Call 320-845-6232 or 320-760-6988. FOR SALE: 2002 Ford Taurus, good condition, asking $3,395 or B/O. Call 320-420-5435. 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

FOR SALE: Weeres 20 ft. Pontoon, 25 hp Mercury 2 stroke, $6,900 or B/O. Call 320-573-2086.

STORAGE: Seasonal storage space for campers, pontoons, boats, etc. Reasonable rates. Call 320-333-0447. 9/20P

FOR SALE: Yellow Lab/English Setter puppies, have shots & dew claw removed, both parents love water, $100. Call 320360-9285.


FOR SALE: Turkey’s, chickens, guineas and Flemish Giant buck rabbits. Call 320285-2551.

In Albany: 1 & 2 Bedroom Cats Ok

Call Loreen for Details!


Classified Advertising

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



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.

*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 30, 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!

Grey Eagle

Old Time Tractor Pull Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 3

Searching for the best deals on quality cars...

The Clues all lead to Loven’s Auto Center.

2010 2009 2007 2009 2008 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2003 2002 2000 2000

Chrysler T&C Van - Sold - Chevrolet Equinox - Sold - Chevrolet Impala - Sold - Dodge Charger Buick Lucerne Pontiac G6 Ford Focus Chrysler 300 Ford Freestyle Chevrolet Classic Ford Taurus Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Buick Rendevoux AWD Chevrolet Blazer LT Saturn SL2

$17,495.00 $14,995.00 $9,995.00 $13,495.00 $17,495.00 $11,995.00 $7,995.00 $8,995.00 $7,495.00 $5,395.00 $4,995.00 $5,895.00 $5,895.00 $4,495.00 $2,495.00

Loven’s Auto Center

320-547-2465 or 320-547-2356 • Swanville, MN

1999 1999 1996 2001 1999 1997 1996 1998 2005 2002 2000 2004 2001 1993

Chevrolet Tahoe Oldsmobile Cutlass Chevrolet Monte Carlo Chrysler PT Cruiser Dodge Ram 1500 PU 4WD Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Ram 1500 PU 4WD Mercury Mystique Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Dodge Grand Caravan Chevrolet TrailBlazer Pontiac Grand Prix GT Pontiac Trans Am

$4,495.00 $3,895.00 $2,495.00 $5,495.00 $3,995.00 $2,495.99 $3,795.00 $1,695.00 $7995.00 $4995.00 $4995.00 $8795.00 $6495.00 $2995.00

“We offer not only quality cars...but also low prices”



At the Grey Eagle Lions Centennial Park

Weigh In 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Safety Meeting

100% Clay Track - No Need to Preregister 1st Hook $15.00 2nd Hook $15.00 Trophy to 1st & 2nd Place Winners

Will Start With a Big

Joe Fuechtmann


Loan Officer


3500, 4000, 4500, 5000, 5500, 6000, 6500, 7000, 7500, 8500, 9500


2 OPEN CLASSES 6000 & 6500

Food St an All Day d

Contact CARL BUTLER at 320-285-2129 Sponsored by the Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions Club and the Central MN Heritage Club

Need a loan for equipment, land, livestock or peace of mind? Freeport . New Munich . Melrose

Contact our ag lending team at 320-256-7208.

Hometown News Aug. 30, 2012  

Hometown News Aug. 30, 2012

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