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

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

No success without access -By Harvey Mackay

Over the years I’ve asked a lot of people what makes a great salesperson, and the answers are fairly predictable: passion; persistence; personality/ likeability; planning; trustworthiness; strong work ethic; drive/initiative; quick learner; goal-oriented; good communications skills; sense of humor; humility; good timing; strong at building relationships; and follow-up (or as I say, the sale begins when the customer says yes). My own answer is always the same: hungry fighter. In many ways, that is the embodiment of all of the above traits. Further, I would argue that the second most important factor is accessibility. I seldom do business with people who are not accessible. If I can’t reach you immediately, I want to know that you’ll get back to me within minutes or hours, not days. If you’re slow to answer the call, your phone will stop ringing. Notice I say accessible instead of available, because accessibility includes availability, plus ease of use, user friendly, convenience and more. When you have questions, you want to talk to someone who has answers. If your sales person doesn’t, they must be able to find someone who can.

Sales people as well as those in customer service need to understand the importance of accessibility. Woody Allen said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” That may be true in some businesses, but it falls far short in sales and service. Would you be satisfied if a sales person was available for only four out of five customers? Personal story: I fly tens of thousands of uneventful miles every year, but I recently had a frustrating experience with a major airline that sent my blood pressure skyrocketing. Bad weather where my connecting flight was originating caused my flight to be delayed five times before it was cancelled. Instead of putting me on the next available flight, the airline just assigned me on the same flight -- 24 hours later! But no official announcements came. A fellow traveler got an email on his iPhone and shared the news. We were told an agent would be at the gate to help us, but after 30 minutes no one had shown up. The phone lines at the rebooking center were jammed. The computer screens were down. I tried the toll-free number, and was told I’d be on hold for 30 minutes. After just a few minutes, the hold message turned into a busy signal. I couldn’t reach a human being. In desperation I called my travel agent, who found a flight on another carrier leaving within an hour. He also found several other available flights that evening that could have accommodated most of the delayed travelers, but the airline didn’t offer any of those options. Note to

self: Never fly that airline again. Ever. We want to be able to count on people in an emergency. That airline doesn’t realize that the more accessible you are, the more accessible your entire organization becomes. I think what makes people the most frustrated is when they can’t reach anyone. As necessary and popular as they are, I have never been a fan of voice mail or automated systems. That’s why we still have a receptionist -- a live person -- answering calls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MackayMitchell Envelope Company. Our sales people share after-hours emergency contact information as well. We will never get rid of the personal touch. Can you be accessible 24/7? Technically, yes. But should you be accessible all the time? Of course not. But you have to get back to people promptly, even if just to tell them you got their message and you are working on their request. If you want to depend on your customers’ business, you must remember that your customers depend on you. Perhaps you’ve seen a variation of the parable of the ignored customer. Its message should resonate to every kind of business that needs customers. “I’m the person who goes into a restaurant, sits down patiently and waits while the servers do everything but take my order. I’m the person who goes into a store and stands quietly while the sales people finish their little chitchat. I’m the Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events AUGUST 4 • Grey Eagle Senior Center location for putting together the “Echoes” at 1 p.m. AUGUST 5 • Save The Lakes Golf Tournament at Long Prairie Golf Course. AUGUST 6 • Todd County Breakfast On The Farm from 8-11 a.m. at the Jeff & Korinna Rohde Dairy Farm, Grey Eagle. See ad on page 12. • Upsala Lions 22nd Annual Hog Roast & Corn Boil from 5-8 p.m. at the Upsala Recreation Building. • Albany Heritage Days. AUGUST 7 • Seven Dolors Annual Summer Festival, Albany. See ad on page 9. AUGUST 7-11 • Son Surf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. at Gethsamane Lutheran Church in Upsala. AUGUST 11 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Evening Meal at 5 p.m. and Monthly Membership Meeting at 5:30 p.m. AUGUST 13 • 23rd Annual Grey Eagle Fire Dept. Corn on the Cob & Ham Feed from 4:308:30 p.m. See ad on page 9. AUGUST 13-14 • Upsala Heritage Festival. See ad on

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AUGUST 14 • Upsala Area Community Center Dad’s Belgian Waffles from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Upsala High School. AUGUST 17 • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 5-8 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. • Melrose Hospital & Pine Villa Staff Reunion at 11 a.m. at River’s Edge, Sauk Centre. AUGUST 19 • Annual Salad Luncheon/Bake Sale from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Sauk Centre United Methodist Church. AUGUST 20 • Melrose Riverfest starting at 3:30 p.m. at the City Center parking lot. AUGUST 28 • St. Francis of Assisi 56th Annual Fall Festival. AUGUST 31 • American Red Cross from 1-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS • Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Grace Alive, Albany. ALBANY TOWNSHIP • Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall.

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

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Card of Thanks

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The family of Delila “Dee” Loven would like to thank all our friends, neighbors and relatives for all of the kindness shown following the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Your many gifts, whether it was food, money, Karla Jo Koopmeiners of Grey Eagle is proud to an- flowers, donations or a hug, helped lift our burden of grief. nounce the birth of her son, Skyler Charles Koopmeiners, We also want to offer a special thank you to Mary Swisher and Lexi Loven for born Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 7:38 a.m. at the CentraCare the beautiful music, Pastor Roland Jennings for his comforting words, Terry Nelson Health System-Melrose. and the Shelley Funeral Services and to the Swanville Bible Church. Skyler weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 Ray Loven, Amber Brown, inches in length. Royal and Sandee Loven Grandparents are Charles and Deanna Koopmeiners of Grey Eagle. Great grandparents are Winifred Koopmeiners We deeply appreciate all of the cards, flowers, prayers, sympathies and words of of New Munich. encouragement received during this difficult time. Thanks also to those who helped us celebrate Lois’s life and made donations in her honor. She was a spirited, caring person and she clearly left an indelible mark on our world. We can not say “thank you” enough for the love that has been shown to Lois and to us.

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Aubree Ann J Berg

Amanda and Jason Berg of Freeport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Ann J Berg, born Friday, July 29, 2011 at 12:10 p.m. at CentraCare Health System-Melrose. Aubree weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Welcoming Aubree home are her brothers and sisters Kolben Berg, Tyler Gohil, Aleah Berg and Reegan Berg. Grandparents are Dale and DeAnne Garlock of Melrose, Kelly and Andy Swartcentroher of Freeport and David Klaphake of Wisconsin. Great grandparents are Jerry Blonigen of St. Martin, Roman and Nonna Klaphake of Spring Hill, Fran Meyer of Fargo, and Gary Akason of Bemiji.

Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 person who goes into a reception room on time for business appointment, and stands by the desk while the receptionist finishes her personal phone call. “You might say I’m a patient person. But do you know who else I am? I’m the person who never comes back!” Mackay’s Moral: You can’t reach

the top if your customers can’t reach 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,” and the new book “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us.”

The Family of Lois Gunderson

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Obituaries Jack J. Klaphake

Jack Jonathan Klaphake was born and became an angel on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Survivors include his parents, Jonathan and Ashley Klaphake of Melrose; grandparents, Jerry and Lisa Burg of St. Martin, and Glen and Deb Klaphake of Melrose; great-

grandparents, Jack and Doris Holthaus of St. Martin, Ervin and Virginia Klaphake of Melrose, and Rose Finken of Albany; aunts and uncles, Alissa, Jonathan, and Michael Burg, and Jenny and Jackie Klaphake. Jack was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Hubert and Katherine Burg, and Jim Finken. Serving as casket bearers will be his Godparents, Jonathan Burg and Jackie Klaphake. Cross bearer will be Michael Burg and scripture bearer will be Alissa Burg. Honorary bearer will be Jenny Klaphake.

Paul L. Bartowsheski Paul Louis Bartowsheski, age 53, Holdingford, MN, died Friday, July 29, 2011 at his home. F u n e r a l services were held Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Discovery Church, St. Cloud, MN. Burial was in the North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud. Paul was born August 22, 1957 in St. Cloud, MN to Gerald L. and Gretchen Ann (Ranger) Bartowsheski. He married Diane Holt on June 5, 1976 in St. Cloud, MN. Paul graduated from Apollo High School in 1976. He served in the United States Army Reserves. Paul was employed by the St. Cloud Times and Securitas Security. He was a fun loving person and got along with everyone and was always willing to help people out. Paul loved to fish and enjoyed watching wildlife. He also liked working on cars. Being a family oriented person, Paul especially enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Diane

Bartowsheski of Holdingford, MN; daughters and son, Charlotte (Jason) Grandbois of Harvey, ND; Toni Bartowsheski of Holdingford, MN; William “Will” Bartowsheski of Holdingford, MN; mother, Gretchen Dickhausen of St. Cloud, MN; step father, Bill (Shirley) Dickhausen of St. Joseph, MN; brothers and sisters, Randy Bartowsheski of Grey Eagle, MN; Michael Bartowsheski of CO; Richard Dickhausen of Gilman, MN; Amy Dickhausen of St. Cloud, MN; Bob Dickhausen of St. Paul, MN; Peggy Munsinger of Minneapolis, MN; six grandchildren, Sierra Bartowsheski, Elizabeth Clark, Jacob Clark, Nicolette Anderson, Logan Anderson, Anthony Grandbois; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Bartowsheski, brother, Jerry Bartowsheski, and grandparents.

Jane A. Braegelmann

Jane A. Braegelmann, 50, Fairfax, Virginia, died May 1, 2011. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Melrose, MN. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services.

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Bob’s Beloved Becky -By Saralee Perel

Our fiveyear-old border collie, Becky, is the weirdest dog we’ve known. My husband, Bob, and I couldn’t love her more. Our older dog, Gracie, is a shepherd/collie mix. She’s the smartest dog we’ve known. We assumed that Becky would watch and learn from Gracie. Boy, were we wrong. Border collies are known for herding sheep. Plus, they need lots more activity than other dogs need and are considered one of the smartest and bravest breeds. But apparently Becky swam through the genetic pool without soaking up one drop of it. If a gun-wielding gangster broke into our house, Becky would go after him with the courage of a SWAT team commander. When a fly is anywhere in the house, she runs, trembling and whimpering, behind the toilet where she stays until I’ve spent half the day finding the fly. Bob has always wanted a border collie. We adopted Becky because we were told she was bred to need no more activity than any other dog and that she didn’t have the herding instinct that all border collies do. That was a bunch of hooey. Becky is not only on the go 24/7, she herds everything in her universe. She herds: 1. The vacuum cleaner. 2. Our empty-headed cat Murphy, who doesn’t even notice. 3. Apples that fall out of the shopping bag. 4. Anything that drops on the floor including tomatoes but especially meatballs. Becky spends time in our fencedin back yard herding her flock. No, not sheep. It’s her flock of clay plant pots that once contained pretty flowers. Using her nose to move them along, she herds the pots one by one from the left to the right side of the yard. Then, crouching down with that intense border collie stare which is used for the purpose of intimidation, she makes sure that none of

the pots make a break for it and run fleeing from the rest of the pack. Then she herds all of them to the left side of the yard. Then back to the right; then left. This keeps her happy for hours. Becky doesn’t bark. She screams. When she does, she sounds like a woman. She screams when she sees that a miniature painting has been moved three inches. She screams when she sees a truck in our driveway – our truck. One day, Bob decided it would be fantastic for Becky to follow her genetic instincts and see sheep. We drove to a farm that had lots of sheep and chickens. Bob’s chest was bursting with pride and anticipation to see her in all of her historic splendor. He said to the farm owner, “Would it be OK if I kept my dog on a leash and took her over to your sheep?” “Sure.” Gracie and I stayed in our truck and watched. Bob walked Becky to the pen where there were a dozen sheep. He looked so proud, just like a shepherd and his border collie in the ancient hills of Scotland. When they got to the pen, Becky peered at the sheep – her body crouched for a full two minutes in that concentrated border collie stare. It truly was a beautiful sight to see her in her timeless glory. Then she let out a scream so earsplitting that all the chickens jumped a foot off the ground. Bob rushed Becky back to our truck while the farmer came running over looking around frantically for what he thought was a screaming woman who was severely injured. Meanwhile, all twelve sheep kept doing what they had been doing all along; eating stuff from the ground, still ignoring the doofus border collie who was scared to death of them. There is something that Becky does that she has never been trained to do. When she sees Bob, and he always kneels down to greet her, she slowly stands on her hind legs, puts her front legs gently around his neck, rests her head against his, and hugs him. She doesn’t move no matter how much time Bob spends hugging her and kissing her forehead. Welcoming


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Community Snapshots

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Swanville Lions induct new officers for 60th year

On Monday evening, July 18, 2011, the new officers of the Swanville Lions Club were sworn into office by Little Falls Lions member Bob Verkuilen. Lion Verkuilen was joined by fellow Little Falls Lions Bob Host and Bob Mushel for the swearing in ceremony. It was 60 years ago when the Little Falls Lions Club became the sponsoring club for the Swanville Lions Club. Today, the Swanville Lions Club has about 70 members and donates their time and money to various projects locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. Pictured is (front) Duane Lentz, Mike Loxterkamp, Neil Hagstrom, Pres. Tim Churchwell, Little Falls Lion Bob Verkuilen, Little Falls Lion Bob Host; (back) Dick Zarns, Brian Primus, Jeff Barth, Duane Johnson and Little Falls Lion Bob Mushel.

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

As expected, with only one day remaining before the August 2nd deadline, Congress passed legislation that increases the debt ceiling. Talk out of Washington was eerily similar to that coming from St. Paul as the special session produced legislation that finally ended the state shutdown. Comments such as, no one being particularly fond of the respective bills being passed, but that not passing them was a worse alternative. And talk by the Democratic leader, (President and Governor) that taxes on the wealthy need to be raised, while the other side (Republican Congress and HOME OF PIONEER FEEDS



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Helping Hands Outreach August events Helping Hands Outreach in Holdingford has a busy month coming up. On August 10th our monthly shopping trip to St. Cloud. This is an excellent time for you to plan doctor and other appointments, pick up groceries and do any other shopping you may have. August 16th is the start of our “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” Class. If you have any chronic conditions such as: arthritis, heart disease dia-

betes, Parkinson’s, cancer or any other condition you won’t want to miss this class. It is a 6 week class starting at 6:00 p.m., at the Holdingford City Center. You will learn how to successfully manage your symptoms, support others and find support and friendship. August 18th is the Helping Hands Community Luncheon. This is open to anyone who wants to hear a great health talk, have some laughs and enjoy a deli-

Local Municipality Minutes Swanville City July 5, 2011 Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Community Center on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with the following members present: Sandy Peterson, Jim Molitor, Jim Piekarski, and Tim Grittner. Absent AJ Johnson. Also present: Mary Backlund, Reporter Tina Snell and Brain Zapzalka. Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held June 7, 2011 were read. Tim Grittner made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Jim Piekarski seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The treasures report was given. A motion was made by Jim Molitor and seconded by Tim Grittner to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Mayor Peterson gave a report on the Small Cities Development Program grant. The money that is available will be split between Swanville, Motley and Randall. The cities have received an okay for 16 projects all together. There will be city meetings in the near future where applicants will have to apply

to finalize the grant money from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). A copy of the proposed golf cart ordinance was handed out to each of the council members. Members were asked to read it over and have comments and or changes they would like to see made on the ordinance ready to discuss at a future meeting. Josh Landowski has applied for a land use permit to build a13x20 shed. Planning & Zoning has looked over the application and found it is within the codes. Tim Grittner made a motion to give Landowski the land use permit. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The clerk will issue the permit once the $50.00 permit fee is received. The City’s high pressure washer is in need of some major work. After discussion, Tim Grittner made a motion to buy a new washer for $500.00. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Mary Backlund CPA was present to discuss the City’s yearly audit. After discussion and questions were answered for council, Mayor Peterson made a motion to approve

the yearly audit. Tim Grittner seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The compressors in the community center air conditioning are not working. Jim Piekarski made a motion to have the Mayor get bids and have the air conditioning fixed as soon as possible. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The front of the community center is in need of some attention. Mayor Peterson made a motion to have the wood shingles taken off and new ones put on and to have the wood front stained. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the Council were furnished with a listing. Jim Molitor made a motion to approve the claims. Tim Grittner seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The next monthly meeting will be held August 2, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. There being no further business, a motion was made by Jim Piekarski and seconded by Tim Grittner to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 9:10 p.m. Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/ Treasurer

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The Good and the Ugly: The 2011 Minnesota Legislative session is finally over, the “government shutdown” has come and gone and now we are left with the aftermath of another legislative session where the financial issues facing our state were not dealt with. This week’s column will briefly review the legislation impacting education. (Please note that the views expressed are solely those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the official position of LPGE #2753). The Good: There were several part of the education bill that are good for education: 1. An unexpected increase of $50 per pupil each year of biennium; your local school district had budgeted for flat funding so any increase has to be positive. 2. Several mandates such as the staff development set-aside and the Jan. 15th deadline/penalty for negotiations were ended. 3. The special education funding growth factor has been restored. 4. The length of the school year was clearly defined in terms of student hours. The Ugly: The “ugly” part of the settlement is the 60/40 shift in school funding. The result is that your local school district will receive only 60% of the funds allocated for this school year; the rest of the money will be paid next school year. We will need to continue to use our reserves (savings account) to cash flow the district; however, there is a real possibility that we may need to borrow money (against future revenue)

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Albany Library Animal Stories: Thursday, Aug. 11, 10-11:00 a.m. for children ages 3-12. The program will be presented by staff from St. John’s Arboretum who will talk about the animals that surround us. The program includes hands-on activities and materials. Preregistration is required. Monkeys Go Bananas Story Time: Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30-11:15 a.m. for children ages 3-6. Enjoy a fun, monkey themed story time with story reader Kathy. Bring a friend! The attendance limit is 20 and preregistration is required. Swanville Library Dinosaurs Story Hour: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m. for preschoolers and early elementary age children, together with a parent or caregiver. This story hour will be about everything you want to know about dinosaurs, and more. The group will read about dinosaurs, draw them, color pictures of them, and stuff dinosaur paper cut outs to make real looking dinosaurs. This program is co-sponsored by the Swanville Women’s Club.

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Upsala Community Education are proud to present Alice in Wonderland Check you watch and don’t be late; you have a very important date! Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre and Upsala Community Education are proud to present Alice in Wonderland on August 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m.. Up to 83 children are needed to play the roles of Alice, the White Rabbit, the Duchess, the Cook, the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, the Dormouse, the Jack of Hearts, the King of Hearts, the Caterpillar, Tweedledum, Tweedldee, the Deck of Cards, the Flowers, and the Birds. Walk-in registration is Monday, August 15 from 1-2 p.m. with Auditions starting promptly at 2:00 pm. They are open to anyone age 7 through 12th grade. Auditions may last up to two hours and students are required to be in attendance the entire time. No preparation is necessary to audition. Directors will announce the cast at the end of the auditions. Some of the cast will be required to stay following auditions for a short rehearsal. Performances are scheduled for Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Upsala Area Schools Auditorium. For more information, contact Marisa George, Community Education Coordinator, at mgeorge@upsala.k12. or 320-573-2176 ext. #173. Tentative Schedule: Monday, August 15: Registration 1-2:00 p.m.; Auditions 2-4:00 p.m.; Rehearsal 4-5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, August 16: Rehearsal 2-6:15 p.m.; Wednesday, August 17: Rehearsal 2-6:15 p.m.; Thursday, August 18: Rehearsal 2-6:15 p.m.; Friday, August 19: Rehearsal 3:30-7:30 p.m.



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Someone to split and stack wood.

Must be at least 20 years of age and know how to operate tractors and skidsteers.

Apply at: 332 Blaine Avenue South in Burtrum at Baum’s Custom Logging & Firewood. Contact Steve at: (320) 815-1863

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


FOUND: Keys at the Grey Eagle United Methodist Church Garage Sale. Call 320-285-4965 for more information. 8/4

FOR SALE: Snapper lawn mower, 5 HP; band saw; radial arm saw; 48” sander; joiner. Call 320-285-2859.

FOUND: Car key ring in rural Grey Eagle area July 22. Call Evonne 320-2852177 and describe.

FOR SALE: 30 steel posts $40; oats $5/ bag. Call 320-285-7941.

MOVING SALE: Aug. 4, 5, 6; 711 1st Ave Albany; Old crocks, dishpans, tools, canning jars, childrens books, much more misc. RUMMAGE SALE: Missions & Community Fundraiser, Aug. 11 & 12, 10 - 7. Comm. Covenant Church, Main St. Upsala. GARAGE & PRODUCE SALE: Aug. 11th 4-8 pm, Aug. 12th 8-8 pm, Aug. 13th 8-12 pm. John Rakotz residence, 2 1/2 mi SE of Upsala. GARAGE SALE: Aug. 12-13th from 7-5, 715 Main Street East, Freeport. Signs posted. WANTED TO BUY: Good slaughter cows, big bulls, also lumpjaw, foundered, lame steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913. 8/11P FOR SALE: Sawdust, great for bedding young stock, horses. Call Brian, 320393-3551, location Sauk Rapids. 9/1P FOR SALE: Fish house, 5x8 metal siding, vinyl windows/doors, ventless heater, $395; Minn-kota power anchor $150. Call 320-285-2002. FOR SALE: 9N Ford tractor with 3 pt. hitch, $1,695; Craftsman garden tractor with 50” mower deck, $750. Call 320259-0917. FOR SALE: Two antique trunks, 80+ years old, good condition, $100 each or B/O. Call 320-573-2839. FOR SALE: Ping Pong table & equip., 54” rd. table with 2 leaves-very sound, old trunks to be restored. Call 320-7462210. FOR SALE: Marlin 1870 lever action deer rifle, 30-30 cal., 5 boxes ammo, $350 or B/O. Call 320-285-2444.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Quiet 1 & 2 Bedrooms Oak Grove Living in Meire Grove

-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.

FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn FOR SALE: 3x3x8’ square grass hay, 4’x5’ rounds, net wrapped, stored inside, also corn and wheat straw, delivery available. Call 320-761-0734. tfn FOR RENT: In south Texas, 2 bedroom mobile home for Winter Texans, completely furnished. Call 320-492-8032. 9/8P FOR RENT: In Weslaco, (South) Texas, one bedroom park model mobile home for Winter Texans, completely furnished. Call 214-926-9611. 8/4P FOR RENT: 2 Bedroom home in Grey Eagle, available September 1, $550 per month. Includes single detached garage, water, sewer and garbage. References required, no pets. Call 320-285-7595. LK8/4B


Standing Timber: All Species Specialize in Selective Harvesting.

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

Baum's Logging • 320-285-3565

Wanted Scrap Iron Anything • Any Amount • Any Where

Paying Cash

Specializing in Combines, Also Cars & Buses - Will Pick Up


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

Call Dave at 866-378-4881

One Bedroom Apartment Available Immediately

FOR SALE: Banty chickens and Muscovy ducks. Call 320-746-2759. 8/4

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Under New Management & Taking Applications Rents at $560 & $650 a Month Ask about our Senior Discount!


DEER STANDS: Enclosed, camo, 5’x5’, 15’ tall, wheel kits available. Quiet, warm, safe, stairwell membrane, roof. Free brochure. $895. Call 320-8159898. 8/25P

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Todd County Breakfast on the farm Saturday, Aug. 6

At The

8 AM - 11 AM

Jeff & Korinna Rohde Dairy Farm, Grey Eagle


• For Breakfast • Farm Tours • Petting Zoo • Childrens Games • Educational Stations

Door prizes will be given away throughout the event.

Free Shuttle Buses!

For Safety Reasons, Please Park at the Grey Eagle Elementary Parking Lot. Cost: $4.00 (Adults) • FREE (Children 12 & younger) Sponsored by the Todd County Livestock Advisory Council Questions Contact: Randy Pepin: 320-732-4435

See us on Facebook: ToddCountyBreakfastOnTheFarm

Upsala Heritage Days Festival August 13-14, 2011 Saturday, August 13 Events: Parade

- 8 a.m. Upsala 5K Run & Walk

- 10:30 a.m. Parade - (Prize for best Theme Float) Red -- Green Theme (Plus Duct Tape)

Grand Marshall’s: 2010-2011 Champion Upsala High Boys Basketball Team

Special Guests: Alexandria Aces Basketball team

- Upsala Historical Society -

- 11:30 a.m. Live Concert by Grey Eagle Community Chorus, followed by lunch & Tours at Borgstrom House Museum, - 1:30 p.m. Raffle at Borgstrom House Museum

- Party In The Park -

(following the parade) - Fabulous Car Show Inflatables - Food Booths - Petting Zoo - Beer Garden Bean Bag Tournament - Kids Fun Run - FFA Kids Pedal Pull Cookie Wheel-of-Fortune - Community Celebrity Dunk Tank -1:00 p.m. - Alexandria Aces - (Harlem Globe Trotters Style) Street Basket Ball demonstration with Audience Participation - 2:30 p.m. Fire Department Water Fights, Followed by KIDS Water Fights

- Evening Party At Rec. Building Come & Enjoy:


- Kickball Tournament - Food Beer Garden - Bean Bag Tournament - DJ music 10 p.m. Fireworks Sponsored by Upsala Legion & Lions

Sunday, August 14 Events: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Waffle Feed (for Upsala Community Center) at school 10 a.m. Community Worship Service at school Guest Speaker: Pastor Merrill Kindall - Served Community Covenant from 1969 -1972 1:00 p.m. Community Threshing Bee at Dennis Westrich’s, East of Upsala

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Hometown News August 4, 2011  

Hometown News August 4, 2011