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Hometown News Grey Eagle, Burtrum, St. Rosa, Freeport, Upsala, Albany, Holdingford, St. Anna, Avon, Swanville, Melrose

June 2, 2011

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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.

The ABCs of negotiating -By Harvey Mackay

As a kid, I practiced the art of negotiating daily with my parents and teachers. I continued to hone my skills as I grew, eventually buying a small struggling envelope company. Over decades as a business owner and salesman, I’ve probably spent as much time in negotiations as any other part of my job. I know you can’t negotiate anything unless you absolutely know the market. And I always let the other person talk first. Those valuable lessons have become my ABCs of negotiating: A is for authority. Always, before you start any negotiation, look beyond the title and make sure that the person you’re dealing with is in a position of authority to sign off on the agreement. B is for beware the naked man who offers you his shirt. If the customer can’t or won’t pay what the deal is worth, you don’t need the sale. C is for contracts. The most important term in any contract isn’t in the contract. It’s dealing with people who are honest. Whenever someone says, “Forget the contract, our word is good enough,” maybe yours is, but his or hers

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usually isn’t. D is for dream. A dream is always a bargain no matter what you pay for it. E is for experience. When a person with money meets a person with experience, the person with the experience winds up with the money, and the person with the money winds up with the experience. F is for facts. Gather all the facts you can on both sides of the negotiation. Remember, knowledge does not become power until it is used. G is for guts. It takes plenty of guts to hold firm on your position, and just as many to know when to make concessions. H is for honesty. Not only is it the best policy, it is the only policy. Your reputation for honest dealings will keep doors open that get slammed in others’ faces. I is for information. In the long run, instincts are no match for information. J is for judgment. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it is. K is for know about no. If you can’t say yes, it’s no. Period. L is for leaks. The walls have ears. Don’t discuss any business where it can be overheard by others. Almost as many deals have gone down in elevators as elevators have gone down. M is for maybe -- the worst answer you can get. N is for never say no for the other person. Make them turn down the deal, not you. O is for options. Keep your options open, because the first negotiation isn’t usually the only negotiation. P is for positioning. They can always tell when you need the sale more than they need the deal. Q is for questions. Question every angle, motive and outcome. Not out loud necessarily, but so that you are satisfied

that you understand the opposition’s strategy and can respond. R is for reality check. In any negotiation, the given reason is seldom the real reason. When someone says no based on price, money is almost never the real reason. S is for smile -- and say no, no, no until your tongue bleeds. If the deal isn’t right for you, stay calm, stay pleasant and just say no. T is for timing. People go around all their lives saying, “What should I buy? What should I sell?” Wrong questions: “When should I buy? When should I sell?” Timing is everything. U is for ultimatum. Never give an ultimatum unless you mean it. V is for visualization. If you can visualize your presentation, the objections that will be tossed back at you, and your response to those means you are already ahead of the game. W is for win-win. A negotiation doesn’t have to have a winner and a loser. Everyone should come out winning something. X is for (e)xit strategy. Decide in advance when you will withdraw from negotiating, when you can no longer achieve what you need or when the other side cannot be trusted to negotiate fairly. Y is for yield. What will this deal yield for you? What will you have to yield to make it work? Z is for zero in on what you want, what you need, and what you are willing to concede. Mackay’s Moral: Agreements prevent disagreements. Reprinted with permission from nationally syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” and the new book “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us.”

Upcoming Events JUNE 8 • Nitrate Clinic from 4-7 p.m. at the Melrose City Center. JUNE 9 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership Meeting at 12:45 p.m. at the center. JUNE 14 • Concert in the Park at 7 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Lions Park. JUNE 15 • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 5-8 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. JUNE 19 • Freeport Fire Department 50th Annual Ham BBQ - Beef, Hog & Quilt Raffle from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. JUNE 23 • Grey Eagle-Burtrum Lions Red

Cross Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Grey Eagle. JUNE 26 • St. Anna Church Bazaar, 5 miles north of Avon. 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.

If you have an upcoming event or meeting, please let us know by email: htnews@meltelnet or call 320-285-2323.

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Partly cloudy. High: 78 Low: 57

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Birth Announcements Willa Bernice Lecy

Doug and Ann Lecy of Rapid City, South Dakota are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Willa Bernice Lecy, born March 14, 2011 at 8:46 a.m. at the Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD. Willa weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches in length. Grandparents are Urban and Arlene Beuning of Melrose and Dan and Dixie Lecy of Rapid City, SD. Great grandparents are Jim and Bernice Kluempke/Primus of Melrose and Esther Beuning of Melrose.

Alexis Marie Viere

Michael and Samantha Viere of Freeport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Marie Viere, born May 30, 2011 at 11:54 a.m. at the CentraCare Health System, Melrose. Alexis weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Alexis is welcomed home by her big sister, Chloe. Grandparents are Kevin and Ann Viere of Melrose, Mike and Laura Kerfeld of Melrose and Pat and Carol Middendorf of Grey Eagle.

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MON., JUNE 6: Spaghetti, meat sauce, wax beans, peaches, toasted medallions. TUE., JUNE 7: Tuna salad, fruit salad, cookie, corn bread. WED., JUNE 8: BBQ pork rib, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, strawberry/ rhubarb sauce. THUR., JUNE 9: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, Calif. blend vegetables, ice cream. FRI., JUNE 10: Baked ham, mashed potatoes, corn, chocolate pie. Grey Eagle Dining Site: 320-285-4481 Upsala Dining Site: 320-573-2335

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Pulse on People

Obituary Gordon E. Koenig

Gordon E. Koening, 91, passed away Monday, May 30th, 2011. Services will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Swanville on Saturday, June 4th, 2011. Internment will follow in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 3rd, (Prayer at 7:00 PM) and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 4th at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Swanville. Gordon was born July 11, 1919 in Swanville, MN to the late Otto and Bertha (Vanselow) Koenig. Gordon was baptized and confirmed in the former St. John’s Lutheran Church in Culdrum Township, Morrison County, MN where he grew up. He attended District #60 Country School

in Culdrum Township. Gordon was united in marriage to Doris M. Beseman on December 25, 1942 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Swanville, MN. The couple dairy farmed in Culdrum Township from the time of their marriage until 1982. They continued to reside on the family farm until moving to Little Falls in 2010. Gordon and Doris enjoyed traveling, especially their trips to Germany and Alaska. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Swanville, MN. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Doris; sons, Larry (Julie) Koenig of Crosslake, MN; Gary (Marcia) Koenig of Oconomowoc, WI and Mark (Sharon) Kornig of Spartanburg, SC; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Nora Beseman of Little Falls, MN and Joanne Crumrine of Rockford, IL; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Bertha Koenig; brothers, Norman and Howard Koenig, and a sister, Bernadine Ganz.

Upsala Elementary to host Scholastic Buy One, Get One Free June 6-10 Upsala Elementary will host a Scholastic BOGO Book Fair June 6-10, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Funds raised will help purchase books for the Cora Eckstrom Elementary Media Center. Upsala library staff will host this special event as a way to say “Thank You Upsala!” for 50 years of Book Fairs. The community support for reading, books, writing and authors has been fabulous. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. Scholastic is sending a huge variety of books, pencils, cookbooks and other materials for this sale. For homeschooling families and for classroom teachers, sets of books can be requested by contacting Wanda Erickson. This is a good

way to replace and refresh our classroom sets! The Book Fair will help kick off Accelerate Through Summer, Upsala Elementary’s annual summer reading program with a special celebration on Monday June 6 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. The Buy-One-Get-One-Free Book Fair will be held in the south gym at Upsala Area Schools Customers may enter through the south gym doors. This Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers. Included are the everpopular cookbooks and fun pencils and erasers. Come and check out the BOGO!

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Sam Ecker, a player on the Long Prairie-Grey EagleSauk Centre High School Varsity Hockey team was among 20 players selected to represent Minnesota Hockey District 15 at the recent Reebok High Performance Advanced 15’s Festival in New Hope, April 29-May 1, where 12 elite teams representing the entire State of Minnesota competed. Ecker was selected for the team from over 150 eligible District 15 players, born in 1996. An elite team of the top 30, 1996-born players was formed through 7 hours of tryouts over a two day period in early April. The 30-player squad trained in Alexandria under a rigorous 2-a-day practice schedule on Saturdays and Sundays through April before being trimmed to 20 players to compete in 2 seeding games in Bemidji, April 22&23 and subsequently the 3-game festival in New Hope. The team was coached by Dennis Bushy (Moorhead); Dick Gustafson (Alexandria) and Mike Denardo (Detroit Lakes). The District 15 team defeated District 12 (Grand Rapids/Iron Range district) and lost to District 16 (Bemidji, Crookston, Roseau, Warroad etc) at Bemidji during the seeding weekend. At New Hope, the District 15 team lost to a powerful District 6 (Bantam State Champion Eden Prairie, Edina, Bloomington, Burnsville, Minnetonka, etc) and then fell again to District 16 before defeating District 4 (Southwest MN) on Sunday. 4 players from the District 15 team advanced to the Minnesota Advanced 15 Summer Camp in St. Cloud, June 15-21, 2011. Adam Evenson (Pelican Rapids/Fergus Falls Hockey); Will Borgen (Moorhead); Sam


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The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. The dean’s list includes full-time students with a grade point average (GPA) during the semester of 3.65 (out of 4.0) or higher. Erin L Kleinjan, daughter of Jodi Kleinjan of Avon. Kleinjan is pursuing a degree in Graphic Design at Northwestern. Anna E Flaa, daughter of James & Sylvia Flaa of Grey Eagle. Flaa is pursuing a degree in English at Northwestern. Marie E Abeler, daughter of William & Lisa Abeler of Upsala. Abeler is pursuing a degree in Biology at Northwestern. Highest honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.90-4.0, high honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.75-3.89 and honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.65-3.74.

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Luke Evans, of Albany, has been accepted to and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris, one of the most respected public liberal arts colleges in the nation. Evans, a 2011 graduate of Albany Area High School will attend Morris beginning Fall 2011. Through personal and academic discovery, the University of Minnesota, Morris provides opportunities for students to grow intellectually, engage in community, experience environmental stewardship and celebrate diversity. A renewable and sustainable educational experience, Morris prepares graduates for careers, for advanced degrees, for lifelong learning, for work world flexibility in the future, and for global citizenship. Learn more about Morris at or call 888866-3382.

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Goetsch (Alexandria) and Matt Resch (Alexandria) were selected from 240 players at the New Hope festival as being among the top 102 players from Minnesota. By advancing to the Summer Camp, these players will train and compete for 1 of 21 Minnesota spots at the National Festival in Rochester NY, July 15-21, 2011. In this “American Idol” of 15 year old United States hockey players, it is truly an honor and accomplishment for players to be a part of this process at every level. District 15 is proud of its players, coaches and supporting families. The District felt well represented among the very elite in the State of Hockey.

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A Dad, A Dog and Noodlehead By Saralee Perel Although we don’t have children, we celebrate Father’s Day. Why? Like most pet owners, we give presents “from” our animals. This year is rough because “father” and “daughter” aren’t getting along. Bob started a new training program for our dog, Gracie. Who’s training whom? You’ll see. We also have a cat, Murphy. Gracie hates Murphy. Murphy adores Gracie. He sidles up to our 50 pound dog, then purrs and rubs his head against her like he’s pleading, “Please love me.” Well, Gracie in no way loves him. She growls. With dogs (and wolves), there’s an Alpha – the leader of the pack. Alpha should be Bob. Trainers know that owners should be top dog, so to speak. And that dogs will always continue challenging Alpha to reinstate their own leadership. When Bob commands Gracie, “No growling,” Gracie puts on an act. She squints her eyes as if he hit her and hangs her head in an “I’m such a bad dog; I don’t deserve to live,” dramatic performance. Then she lifts one paw, pretending it hurts. When Bob kneels down to examine her paw (usually he’s crying because he thinks he’s commanded a seriously injured dog), they hug and kiss. Bob then lies on his back, pats his stomach and plays, “Jump on daddy’s tummy” games - all the while giving her dog treats. Now in dogs’ worlds this is a submissive posture - showing one’s vulnerable parts to indicate non-aggressiveness. Gracie then suddenly stops her “poor me” schtick because she is now Alpha. And she knows it. Can you think of one reason for Gracie to stop growling if she gets these rewards for doing it? The cycle repeats seconds later. Gracie growls at Murphy. Bob commands, “No growling!” But Gracie lifts the other “injured” paw. I’ve told Bob that Gracie’s got his number, but he won’t listen. Part of the problem is that Murphy’s brain is like an amoeba’s. We love him, but we’ve never seen an animal so vacant. We’ve had him 2 years, yet he doesn’t know his name. Since by now, we know he’ll never respond to Murphy, Bob started calling him Noodlehead. Unfortunately, he did learn that. But the thing is - I nicknamed Bob that years ago. Now when I yell, “Noodlehead? It’s dinnertime,” both Bob and Murphy come running into the kitchen. For Father’s Day, I waste money on cat toys when all a cat usually wants is the paper bag or box the toys come in.

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Last year, I bought a battery-operated gadget. It’s a rotating toy mouse tagged to the end of a foot-long plastic stick. Our other cats love chasing the mouse as it spins. But we don’t let Noodlehead (Murphy) near it. He doesn’t understand and just sits there as the mouse spins around and around. And with each spin, it smashes into his face. Actually, I shouldn’t compare his brain to an amoeba’s, because an amoeba would reflexively move away from an object that keeps banging into it. So this Father’s Day, Noodlehead (Bob) will open presents “from” the animals. I’ll break my shoulders because Murphy has an obsession with tape. He’ll tear it off boxes and try eating it at lightning speed. I’ll rip it from his throat. He won’t notice. Gracie does her own thing. When we unwrap her stuffed toys, she grabs them and hides them in our fenced-in yard. I have yet to see what Bob got her for Christmas.

In spite of the chaos, I love our zoo, especially nincompoops like Noodlehead (Murphy and Bob). And I count my blessings that I’m their guardian. After all, somebody needs to watch over them. Award-winning columnist/novelist, Saralee Perel, welcomes e-mails at or via her website: She also welcomes friends on Facebook:

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Where does it end for Governor Dayton?

By Representative Mike LeMieur Last Monday at midnight we concluded the 2011 legislative session with a thud. Although Republican majorities submitted a balanced budget that included much needed reforms to government programs as well as budget reductions, all while living within our means. Our balanced budget includes increases to K-12 Education as well as Health and Human Services. Per pupil funding for our public schools will increase and provides more funding equality in reaching every school in the State. This last biennium we spent $31 billion and since the February forecast has come out, we learned that $3 billion in additional revenue is expected during the next biennium. Governor Dayton asked us to meet him half way between the current spending and his projected spending of $36 billion. We decided to take the additional revenue and spend it, meeting Governor Dayton half way at $34 billion. The Republican proposed budget has made programs more efficient and allowed for future spending reductions. With proposed tax increases of $1.8 billion from the Governor we are looking now at expanding programs and eligibility to participate in programs funded by you the taxpayer. The real issue here is growing government. We have a choice to make, live within our means and make sure that necessary programs are being funded and give Minnesotans a chance to achieve the American dream, or continue raising taxes and growing government. Government is meant to be a hand up, not a hand out. That is why we are funding necessary programs to give those who truly need it, a hand up in Minnesota. Republicans have chosen to live within our means. When is enough spending, enough? With a proposed $1.8

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billion tax hike by Governor Dayton, where does it end? We have a budget that lives within our means and protects the most vulnerable in our state, Veterans, and the elderly. In fact some nursing homes in the state will see an increase in funding with this budget. It is disappointing that Governor Dayton has refused to be involved in the process during conference committees. Now is the time for the Governor to come to the table to really negotiate. We have done our part and presented a balanced budget that meets his demands of meeting halfway. When will the Governor come to the conclusion that we can’t own both a checkbook and a credit card, while maxing out both accounts? We have to live within our means, and that means spending only what we have in the checkbook. So Governor, cut up your credit card and sign the check. Representative Mike LeMieur can be reached by phone at 651-296-4247 or via e-mail at rep.mike.lemieur@house. mn.

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Minnesota Through The Lens:

Pictured (from left) is the in-coming Executive Director of Rose View Manor, Ernie Kociemba and George O’Brien. Photo submitted. The Housing and Redevelopment Authority announced the selection of Ernie Kociemba as the new Executive Director to replace George O’Brien who is retiring in September. The HRA owns and operates Rose View Manor, a thirty unit apartment building close to downtown Melrose. Ernie is well known to area residents, having run Ernie’s Family Foods for 25 years prior to selling the business to Coborn’s last December. He is also a Deacon at St. Mary’s Church in Melrose. “I am very excited to start this new position at Rose View as Director” states

Ernie. “I have grown up with many of the current residents that live at Rose View and have real concern and interest to continue the quality of life that the residents at Rose View have come to expect. George O’Brien and the Authority Commissioners have done an outstanding job of keeping the facility in great shape. The spirit of the community is warm and inviting for those who live and visit Rose View. I look forward to continue this tradition at Rose View.” Mr. O’Brien was the HRA’s first Executive Director, starting November 29, 1969.

Swanville School first graders enjoyed a wonderful day in St. Cloud for their end of the year field trip! First stop was lunch at Space Aliens! Following lunch, the students boarded the bus again for a very short ride to Bounce Depot. What great exercise! Climbing and jumping and sliding was so much fun! Most of the parent chaperons joined the teacher, Ms. Bisek, to have some fun with the kids, although the students certainly had much more stamina than the adults! What a great way to end the year with friends!

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Swanville Jr. High May Student of the Month

Swanville Jr/ Sr High is proud to announce Johnathon Gill as the 7-9th grade student of the month for May. Johnathon is the son of Byron and Denise Gill. Johnathon is currently enjoying his first year of playing Junior High baseball. He has been on the Junior High honor roll this year and also participated in the Junior High Play this winter. He is involved in his church outside of school. His hobbies include working with wood and spending time with friends and family, Johnathon also enjoys fishing. His future plans as of right now are to go to school for auto mechanics. Paul McKinley, Science teacher, states “Johnathon loves to learn. He has an inquiring mind and asks many questions. He is intrigued by science and does well because he applies himself to learning more. He is very easy to teach

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson


The last protracted special session occurred in 2005. Then Gov. Pawlenty called legislators back into session right after midnight after the regular session had just concluded. Once in session, they had to meet twice a week to fulfill constitutional obligations as negotiations dragged on. It wasn’t until July as the state was in the process of partially shutting down that agreement was reached. It’s assumed Gov. Dayton will wait until some sort of agreement has been reached before calling us back this time. But it’s anybody’s guess how things will eventually play out. No one wins with a special session as we all want to get the necessary work done and move on. The public demands, and rightly so, that we get our tasks completed, on time. I will attempt to keep residents of District 13A updated on what’s happening in regards to a special session. E-mail updates are the quickest way to get the word out, so if you are interested in receiving them, just sign up. Contact information is at the bottom of this column. With summer upon us, may you have an enjoyable time outdoors with family and friends. It’s been difficult for area farmers to get their crops planted on time because of all the rain we’ve had this spring. As I write this, corn is still


Dingmann’s Locker

It’s been a few days now since the Legislature ended its regular session. What began with optimism back in January came to a conclusion last Monday night in a stalemate. And, when it was announced later in the week that Gov. Dayton had vetoed all nine major spending bills that highlighted how far apart the two sides are. It becomes a waiting situation now. Negotiations are going on at the highest levels of state government as the Republican-controlled Legislature holds fast to its pledge of not raising taxes. The Governor wants to increase $1.8 billion in new revenue as he remains committed to his agenda. HOME OF PIONEER FEEDS

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Pacesetter Youth Basketball State Championships to be held at St. Ben’s

Pacesetter Sports will be conducting the 2011 Pacesetter Minnesota State Youth Basketball Championships in the St. Cloud area at The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, for girls in grades 5-9 and Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19, for boys in grades 5-9. Over 600 Minnesota youth teams qualified in eight regions in March and April. The champions from each region will be playing for the state championships. The 8-region state championships will be held on Sunday, June 12, for the girls and Sunday, June 19, for the boys. All teams that lost only one game in the

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Local Municipality Minutes Alzheimer’s Association to provide free resources Community Builders May 12, 2011 Attendees: Jill Kurowski(Style N Go), Theresa Pansch (Village Café), Steve Neville (GEM Fest committee), & Joe Arnzen. Minutes were read by Jill and approved by Joe, seconded by Theresa with date change (July 26th). Old Business: Community Builders put together packets to be distributed by Bitz Plumbing & Heating and by Steve Neville that were placed in cabins that they service. Two hundred twelve packets were put together. This packet included business cards, flyers, and/ or coupons from participating businesses. These packets also included a schedule of events of various activities happening in Grey Eagle / Burtrum Area over the next six months. • Concert in the Park: Dates & entertainment have been confirmed. All concerts will take place at 7:00 at the Lions Park. First concert is June 28th; Submarine Band, Second concert is July 26th; Commu-

nity Choir, and Third concert is August 2nd; Becker Family. The August 2nd concert will be in conjunction with National Night Out. Looking into getting other events organized to make this a successful event. New Business: Kid’s Carnival, Sunday, July 24th by Softball Fields. Time is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost will be $5 per child to participate in the activities. Two inflatables will be provided by Party Time Inflatable’s. An obstacle course for the older children and a smaller inflatable for the younger children to participate. Also the Spit Fire Petting Zoo will be available. John Young’s DJ Service will possibly also be provided to have relay races for the kids to participate in. Possibly will have a few Lions members grill left over Hamburgers and hotdogs. Next meeting is July 14, 2011 at the Village Café at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Businesses and community members, everyone is welcomed.

Kringen’s Korner

By Jon Kringen, LPGE Superintendent Tragic Loss: There are no words to express the profound sense of loss that we have all experienced and on behalf of the school, we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Jacob Karolus. While each situation is different and there is no right or wrong way for a school to deal with the loss of a student or a teacher, this week’s column will address what schools generally do to help students and staff cope with the loss. There are essentially four steps that most schools will take. 1. Have counselors available for students and staff: We are fortunate that we have clergy who are willing to help out and are very good at working with students and staff as they deal with grief. While the number of counselors on site will get smaller in the days following a loss, we have people on call if needed. 2. Discretion in class attendance: Students who are struggling to cope are allowed to leave class to meet with counselors, parents have the right to make decisions on behalf of their children about school attendance. 3. Attendance at funeral/prayer services: Arrangements are made for students and staff to attend the funeral and/or prayer service. 4. Work to have as normal a day as possible: Generally speaking, it is the best interests of all staff and students to have as normal a day as possible under the circumstances. Students and staff need time to grieve individually or in groups; however, it is also necessary to keep to normal routines as much as possible. My condolences again to the family and friends of Jacob Karolus, he will be missed.

at Sauk Centre Senior Lifestyles exhibit The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter, represented by Kara Welk, a Rural Care Consultant based in Alexandria, will be at the Sauk Centre Senior Lifestyles Event sponsored by Gabriel Media on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Information on the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, the ten warning signs, safety, caring for persons with dementia, and much more will be available. The Sauk Centre Senior Lifestyles Event takes place at the National Guard Armory, 628 Sinclair Lewis Ave., Sauk Centre., from 8:30-11:30 am Tuesday, June 14. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Alzheimer’s is an epidemic. The 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures reports that it is now the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the only one in the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. • Today as many as 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 97,760 here in Minnesota. While death rates for most major chronic diseases continue to decline, Alzheimer’s continues to rise. Every 69 seconds someone develops this devastating disease and by mid-century someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds. • People living with Alzheimer’s survive an average of four to eight years, yet some live as long as 20 years

before the disease ultimately causes death, often putting a tremendous strain – physically, emotionally and financially on friends and families. • There are 237,441 Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in Minnesota, who provided 270,397,947 hours of care valued at $3,225,847,510. • The growing prevalence and the increasing number of caregivers will continue to have staggering implications on government. Already, Medicare costs for an older person with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are three times higher than the average of other older people without these conditions, while Medicaid payments are more than nine times higher. About the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit or call the Alzheimers Association 24/7 Information Helpline at 800272-3900.

St. Francis Music Center names music festival honor students St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, held their annual Music Festival in April. Music students of all ages and abilities from throughout central Minnesota were invited to prepare a piece for the Festival. Each student had a first round private audition with a judge, then about half of the students were passed on to a second round audition. After the second round, the top scoring students were invited to play in an Honors Concert. The top students included: Thomas Smith, Sam Klinker, Ava Filippi, Ian Norwood, Rachel Smith, Anna McNamara, Lucas Burr, Elizabeth Becker, Jordan Schuett, Amelia Kresha, Melisse Kowalzek, Aidan Kray, Collin Kray, Logan Schuett, Sophie Jorgensen, Mitchell Schirmers, Adreinne Kresha and Kalli Sobania, all from Little Falls; Thomas Fountain from Royalton; Alex Wiggers and Katie Anne Schaefer from Pierz;


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Swanville May Athletes of the Month Princess Kay Finalists

ter of Roger and Julie Janak; Stephanie Kasper, 19, Owatonna, representing Steele County, daughter of Peter and Karen Kasper; Emily Krekelberg, 20, Le Sueur, representing Le Sueur County, daughter of Patty Krekelberg and Dale Krekelberg; Emma Motl, 19, Browerville, representing Todd County, daughter of Mike Motl and Kim Harff; Janet Oelfke, 19, Hamburg, representing Sibley County, daughter of Jim and Jody Oelfke; Kelsey Sellner, 19, Sleepy Eye, representing Brown County, daughter of Mike and Judy Sellner; Theresa Twohey, 20, Stewartville, representing Olmsted County, daughter of Edward and Sherri Twohey; and Mary Zahurones, 17, Pierz, representing Morrison County, daughter of Chuck and Pat Tax. Princess Kay serves as the official goodwill ambassador for the state’s dairy farmers, and makes appearances to help explain their commitment to taking care of the animals and resources while providing wholesome, nutritious and affordable dairy products. Midwest Dairy Association manages the program.

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dren ages 6-12. The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra will present Orchestra 101: An Introduction to the Orchestra exposing children to the four sections of the orchestra. Attendance limit is 25, preregistration is required. Grey Eagle Library One World, Many Stories: Monday, June 6, 11-11:45 a.m. for children ages 3-12. GREAT Theatre will present this interactive music play featuring folk tales and music from Germany, Mexico, Arabia, Turkey and China. Swanville Library ArtStart Painting Sunsets Class: Monday, June 6, 4-6:00 p.m. for teens and children 8 and older with artist Willicey Tynes. Learn to paint amazing sunsets using the bright, bold colors of the Caribbean. Attendance limit is 20, preregistration is required. One World, Many Stories: Thursday, June 9, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. for children ages 3-12. GREAT Theatre will present this interactive music play featuring folk tales and music from Germany, Mexico, Arabia, Turkey and China. Upsala Library Where In The World Story Boxes: Monday, June 6, 1-3 p.m. for children ages 8-13. Artist Susan Armington will show how to create small boxes that contain a story. Attendance limit is 20, preregistration is required.

This year’s finalists for the title of in the dugout keeps everyPrincess Kay of the Milky Way have one relaxed and cheering. been named. The 12 young women from On the field Molly has developed into a very valu- dairy farm backgrounds were selected at able player. She has made the conclusion of a three-day event for a number of spectacular county dairy princesses held in St. Jocatches in left field this seph. Each of the 12 will be sculpted in season. Offensively, Molly butter during the 2011 Minnesota State has emerged as a top hitter. Fair. Princess Kay is crowned each year She leads the team in bat- the night before the State Fair opens. For the first time in the contest’s 58ting average and extra base hits. Congratulations Mol- year history, two sisters are among the finalists. April Johnson, 21, and Chelsey ly!” - Coach Tom Bzdok. “The Swanville track Johnson, 19, both from Heron Lake and athletes of the month for representing Cottonwood County, are May are Ashlie Kaun and the daughters of Dean and Elizabeth Michael Terry. Ashlie is Johnson. The finalists also include: Erin Danan 8th grade sprinter and inger, 19, Forest Lake, representing long jumper. She is a valuable part of our 4x100 and Washington County, daughter of Pat and 4x200 relays that finished Sharlene Daninger; Chaneen Haler, 18, 4th and 3rd, respectively, Norwood, representing Carver Counat the Prairie Conference ty, daughter of Rick Haler and Connie track meet on May 18th at Helget; Jennifer Janak, 19, Northfield, St. John’s University. This representing Dakota County, daughPictured (front, from left) Ashlie Kaun and Molly is Ashlie’s first year on Jordan; (back) Michael Terry and Marcus Fruechte. the track team, so we are especially excited to see Swanville High School is pleased to what she can do the rest of the season Albany Library announce its May Athletes of the Month. as well as the seasons to come. Michael One World, Many Stories: Saturday, Marcus Fruechte, son of John and Bon- Terry is a senior jumper and sprinter. June 4, 11-11:45 a.m. for children ages nie Fruechte, is the baseball athlete, He finished 3rd in the long jump, triple 3-12. GREAT Theatre will present this Molly Jordan, daughter of Becky and jump, and 4x100 relay, as well as 4th in interactive music play featuring folk Virgil Dragert, and Chuck Jordan, is the the triple jump at the Prairie Conference tales and music from Germany, Mexico, softball athlete, and Michael Terry, son meet. 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GARAGE SALES GARAGE/BAKE SALE: Gethsemane Lutheran Church Upsala, Saturday, June 4, 7:30-Noon, $1.00 bag sale noon12:30. GARAGE SALE: June 3, 9 am-6 pm, June 4, 8 am-5 pm, Borgstrom Street Upsala; adult clothing, teen clothing, knickknacks, pictures, more. BOWLUS CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Friday, June 3: 8AM-6PM, Saturday, June 4: 8AM-4PM.

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