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

June 6, 2013

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State Record Fish - Courtesy of Bruno’s Below is a list of some Minnesota’s state record fish and where they were caught. Species Weight Length (L)/Girth (G) Waterbody Bass, Largemouth 8lbs. 15oz. 23.5” L., 17.5” G. Auburn Lake Bass, Rock 2lbs. ** 13.5” L., 12.5” G. Lake Osakis Bass, Smallmouth 8lbs. W. Battle Lake Bass, White 4lbs. 2.4oz. 18.5” L., 15.1” G. Mississippi River Bluegill 2lbs. 13oz. Alice Lake Carp, Common 55lbs. 5oz. 42” L., 31” G. Clearwater Lake Carpsucker, River 3lbs. 15oz. 19.5” L., 14” G. Mississippi River Crappie, Black 5lbs. 21” L. Vermillion River Crappie, White 3lbs. 15oz. 18” L., 16” G. Lake Constance Muskellunge 54lbs. 56”” L., 27.8”” G.” Lake Winnibigoshish Muskellunge, Tiger 34lbs. 12oz. 51” L., 22.5” G. Lake Elmo Northern Pike 45lbs. 12oz. Basswood Lake Perch, Yellow 3lbs. 4oz. Lake Plantaganette Sunfish, Green 1lb.4.8oz. 10 1/4” L., 10 5/8” G. North Arbor Lake Sunfish, Hybrid 1lb.12oz. 11.5” L., 12” G. Zumbro River Sunfish, Pumpkinseed 1lb.5.6oz 10.1” L., 12 1/8” G. Leech Lake Trout, Brook 6lbs. 5.6oz. 24” L., 14.5” G. Pigeon River Trout, Brown 16lbs. 12oz. 31.4” L., 20.6” G. Lake Superior Trout, Lake 43lbs. 8oz. Lake Superior Trout, Rainbow 16lbs. 6oz. 33Ò L., 19.5Ó G. Devil Track River Trout, Tiger 2lbs. 9.12oz 20” L., 9 5/8” G. Mill Creek Tullibee 5lbs. 11.8oz. 20.45” L., 16.40” G. Little Long Lake. Walleye 17lbs. 8oz. 35.8” L., 21.3” G. Seagull River o. Walleye, Hybrid - Saugeye 9lbs. 13.4oz. 27” L., 17.3/4” girth Mississippi River

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Hometown News 29442 120th St. Grey Eagle, MN 56336 Phone: 320-285-2323

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How do you get better at your job? -By Harvey Mackay

When I am hired to speak to a company or association, I typically talk ahead of time to six to eight people who will be in the audience to get a better sense of the group. I ask them a series of questions about creative selling, teamwork, negotiations, how they get close to their customers and so on. Then I surprise them and ask what they do to get better at their jobs? Over the years some of the typical answers I’ve received include: going back to school to learn new skills or get another degree, joining trade organizations and attending events, networking, listening to speakers, reading everything they can get their hands on, being more available, working harder and smarter, improving people skills and many more. These are all great ideas, but I’d like to add to the list and share some of my ideas on what you can do to get better at your job. Improve your time management. Most people fail because they let time manage them rather than managing their time. Time becomes a crook. Often it’s the people who make the worst use of their time who complain there is never enough of it. Get organized. This will not only improve your productivity, but it will streamline your life, lower your stress

and save you money. The Wall Street Journal reported that the average U.S. executive wastes six weeks per year retrieving misplaced information from messy desks and files. (I’m still working on this.) Stay positive. Positive thinking is more than just a tagline; it changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I’m positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better. Positive thinking turns obstacles into opportunities. Write down your goals. Goals not only give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life. Achieving goals produces significant accomplishments. Learn to compromise.When you observe the politics in Washington, compromise appears to be a lost art. Maybe that’s because it often is looked upon as weakness. Nothing could be further from the truth. Business involves constant compromise - negotiating contracts, hiring, closing sales and so on. Compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that each party thinks they got the biggest piece. Exercise your mind and body. Taking care of business starts with taking care of yourself. Exercise makes me feel better and gives me energy to work more productively. My philosophy is exercise doesn’t take time; it makes time. Develop your confidence. Confidence doesn’t come naturally to most people. Even the most successful people have struggled with it in their careers.

The good news is that you can develop confidence just like any muscle or character trait. Some tips: improve your skills, keep track of your success, practice being assertive and step out of your comfort zone. Improve your relationship with your boss. A good relationship with your boss is the foundation of a successful career. Your boss is the person most likely to recognize your contributions and achievements and potentially recommend you for promotions. Strive for a positive work environment. Surround yourself with mentors and coaches. You can’t do it all by yourself. Seek out the very best help you can find to take your game to the next level. On the flip side, don’t shy away from mentoring younger workers because business is a team sport. Practice public speaking. Most people dread public speaking but there are few skills more important. Public speaking improves your confidence and Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

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JUNE 6 • Grey Eagle-Burtrum Lions Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Grey Eagle. JUNE 8 • 36th Annual Munichfest in New Munich. See ad on page 9. • Summer Moon Festival at the Olive Branch Retreat from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. JUNE 14 • Grey Eagle St. Joseph’s Church Dinner & Auction starting at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Melrose. See ad on page 4. • New Munich Jaycees Brat Sale from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Coborns, Melrose. JUNE 15 • 3rd Annual Morrison County Breakfast on the Farm from 8 a.m.-Noon at Gunderson Brothers Farm. See ad on page 12. JUNE 16 • Freeport Fire Department 52nd Annual Ham BBQ - Beef & Hog Raffle from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. JUNE 19 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the

center. • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. JUNE 20 • St. Cloud Diocese Women 23rd Annual Fun, Food & Fund Day at the Church of St. Louis, Foreston, MN. JUNE 26-29 • Melrose Riverfest. JUNE 28-30 • Swanville Carnival. JULY 13 • Holdingford Daze. JULY 19-21 • Grey Eagle GEM Fest - Note: Change in Weekend. JULY 27 • 2nd Annual Michael Lodermeier Memorial Softball Tournament starting at 9 a.m. at the Lindbergh Lions Recreational Complex Softball Fields, Little Falls. 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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Birthday Open House

Isabelle Ostendorf


The family of Isabelle Ostendorf invite you to her 90th birthday open house on Saturday, June 8th from 1-4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.

Ron and Heather Boecker

Ron and Heather Boecker will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a family dinner. They were married on June 11, 1988 at St. Mary’s Church, Upsala.

Engagement Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 communication skills and helps you think better on your feet. How you say things can be as important as what you say. Join Toastmasters International, one of the best-kept secrets in the world. (I did.) Learn to love feedback. You can learn from anyone if you are open toaccepting feedback from not only your manager but from colleagues and customers. If you really believe in yourself, you’ll be open to criticism, learn from it and improve your performance. The main thing is that you keep working on you. Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling. Mackay’s Moral: Improvement begins with I. Reprinted with permission from na-

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James and Mary Becker of Long Prairie are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole, to Beau Westlund, son of Mark and Nancy Tate of Grey Eagle and Brad and Rita Westlund of Lake Park. Nicole is currently employed as an R.N. at CentraCare of Melrose and Beau is employed at Arnzen Construction of St. Rosa. A September 28, 2013 wedding will be held in Melrose.



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Robert E. Ewertowsky

Obituaries Gerald “Jerry” Hendrickson

Korean Conflict. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and the Good Conduct Medal. Gerald was united in marriage to Elna Larsen on October 11, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ringsted, IA. The couple lived two miles West of Little Falls until their retirement in 1995 when they moved to Jerry’s parents homestead on Bass Lake near Grey Eagle. Jerry was employed as a mover at Cliff Buck Furniture Store from 19581963. Since the L.P. Gas Service Company was in the same building, he began working for them repairing furnaces and servicing L.P. tanks from 1963-1995. Gerald enjoyed crappie fishing, knowing all the local lakes by heart. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and attending the stock car races in Sauk Centre. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls and the Little Falls American Legion Post #46. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Elna of Grey Eagle, MN; children, Lynn (Brian) Evans of Champlin, MN, Terri (Bill) Dinesen of Granite Falls, MN, and Tom (Yvonne) Hendrickson of Wyoming, MN; Sister Judy (Roger) Rauch of Pierz, MN, and 10 grandchildren, Jesse, Chelsea, Matt, Ryan, Michelle, Stephanie, Nicole, Sam, Eric and Dana. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Martha Hendrickson; brother, Ronald Hendrickson; and nephew, Danny Meyer who always admired Gerald and Elna’s close relationship.

Gerald “Jerry” Hendrickson, age 80, of Grey Eagle, MN, formerly of Little Falls, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at his home. A Funeral Service was held Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, MN, Rev. Jean Megorden officiated. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle, MN. Gerald “Jerry” Arthur Hendrickson was born on June 3, 1932 at home rural Grey Eagle. He was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls on March 29 1959. Gerald served in the United States Army from March 13, 1953 until his honorable discharge on March 14, 1955. While in the Army, he served in the 499th Engineer Battalion building roads while stationed in Germany during the


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The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Robert E. Ewertowsky, age 86 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 6 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Robert died Saturday at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home after a long battle with cancer. There will be a visitation after 9:00 AM at the church in Albany. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Albany. Robert was born January 29, 1927 in Farming. He was raised by his mother, Mary Ewertowsky on the family farm outside of Albany. Robert served in the

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A huge thank you to the Grey Eagle Rescue, Life Line, the ladies who stopped to help this old lady in the ditch. I got a broken arm, healing up nice. God bless you all.

Bernadine “Bernie” Boecker

The family of Duane Carlson express their sincere appreciation for all the support, prayers, memorials and to all who came to the funeral. Thanks to Father John Odero, Matt Koczur for the beautiful Mass. Thanks to Eucharist ministers, St. Mary’s Choir and Bill and Joyce Krivanek for the music. Thanks to St. Mary’s Christian Women for the lunch. Thanks to Charlie Gunderson, Upsala First Response and Miller Carlin Funeral Home-Eric. Upsala is a wonderful community of caring people who have supported our family often in past years. God bless you all.

Judy Carlson and Family

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U.S. Army from 1954-1956. After his discharge, he returned to the farm and worked the farm until the early 1970’s. Robert moved into Albany and began working as a meat cutter for Ebnet’s Meat Market and later he worked for Tom Thumb. After he retired, he started working for the Brenny Funeral Homes in Albany and Holdingford and he continued with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. Robert is a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany the St. Joseph’s Society and the Albany American Legion Post 482. Robert is survived by his cousin, Bernice Gill, Albany and many friends.

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Birth Announcements

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Judy Beatrice Hollenkamp

Lori and Brian Hollenkamp of Grey Eagle are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Judy Beatrice Hollenkamp, born Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:35 a.m. at the CentraCare Health-Melrose. Judy weighed 7 pounds, 0 ounces, and measured 21 inches in length. Welcoming Judy home is her big brother Easton Kenneth, 2 ½ years. Grandparents are Ronald and Beatrice Hollenkamp of Freeport and The Late Kenneth and Judy Leyk of Grey Eagle.

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Myron and Jennifer Kottschade of Burtrum are proud to announce the birth of their son, Mack Matthew Kottschade, born May 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at CentraCare Health System-Long Prairie. Mack weighed 8 pounds. Grand parents are Mike and Lisa Nelson of Swanville, Ken and Shirley Cremer of Watertown, SD, David Estes of Little Falls, Robert Kottschade of Burtrum. Great grandparents are Ken and Anita Gradin of Swanville.

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Community Snapshots


Daisy/Brownie Troop 483 of Holdingford donated $200 worth of food to the local food shelf on Tuesday, May 28th.

Congratulations to Margaret Peterson, the 2013 Swanville Teacher of the Year. Margaret teaches high school math, and is the testing coordinator. One of her classes is college algebra, which she teaches to Swanville students and other students in other high schools via interactive television. Margaret previously taught in North Dakota before coming to Swanville. Congratulations again Margaret. Pictured is (from left) Margaret Peterson and Superintendent Gene Harthan.

Upsala Jr. High Student of the Month Rhiana Mayer is Upsala Area School’s Junior High Student of the Month. Her parents are Christina and Adam Mayer. Rhiana was chosen because she is very hard working, always asks questions if she is unsure about an assignment, and is always willing

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Minnesota Through The Lens:

Submitted by: Lori Young

Pictured is (from left) Paul Anderson, Lisa and Steve Groetsch. By State Rep. Paul Anderson The sun came out just in time last Saturday morning, June 1, for the Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm. Held at the Steve and Lisa Groetsch Dairy, just north of Albany, the event has gotten bigger in each of its six years of existence. Upwards of 3,000 people were expected to visit the farm and have breakfast, and then tour the modern dairy set-up. Four robotic milking systems handle that part of the operation on the 250-head of cows, while ten other employees, including the three Groetsch children, help out with other duties on the farm. The amount of work and the number of people needed to pull off an event

such as this is amazing. From parking cars at the Albany High School parking lot, to the fleet of buses that transported people from there to the farm, to those who cooked up the breakfast, it was a team effort. Lots of kids’ activities were featured, with probably the busiest being the display of small farm animals. One young guy let out a squeal of delight when a young calf got up from a sitting position and looked at the amazed youngster. That’s what those of us involved in agriculture need to do more of. We need to tell the story of production agriculture to a public that’s rapidly losing its connection to the farm. I visited

Swanville Sr. High Student of the Month Jacob Opelia has been chosen as the grade 1012 Student of the Month for May. He is a senior and the son of Jeff and Betty Opelia. Jacob played football as a freshman. He has been in track since his eighth grade year and is currently one of the Captains of the team. He has been active in band during his high school career and is the Band President. He is on year two of

serving on the Healthy Community Collaborative committee. Jacob participates in theatrical productions and has won an outstanding performance award. During the summer he has been a key part of the Little Falls Summer Science Camp program. His hobbies include playing guitar and gaming with his friends. He plans on pursuing a degree in Computer Science. His advice for fellow students is to “Never give up on your goals, you may not achieve them at first but hard work always pays off.” Char Bzdok, Science teacher comments “I have had the wonderful opportunity of working with Jacob the past several years in nearly all of my science

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To submit a nature photo for Minnesota Through The Lens, email it in it’s original (large) size to with a young family from the St. Cloud area who was there to show their young kids what a modern dairy operation is all about. Congratulations to the Groetsch family and all those involved in making

the event such a success. Plans are already underway for next year’s Breakfast on the Farm, to be held at the John Funk dairy between Greenwald and New Munich.

courses. In this period of time Jacob has displayed higher-level thinking and just an overall liking and understanding of science. The attribute that I appreciate the most about Jacob is his positive attitude! He is a very positive, witty, and compassionate young man. Jacob is very deserving of this award.” “Jacob Opelia, a senior at Swanville High School, is a good student who is personable, friendly, and outgoing,” adds Kathy Detloff, High School English Teacher. “He strives for excellence in his school work, including several college classes, and his many extra activities whether sports or the high school plays. Jacob is pleasant to everyone and his smile and good humor make him an

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Thought for the week:

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Hometown News • Thursday, June 6, 2013 • Page 9

Local Municipality Minutes Upsala City May 6, 2013 Unofficial Minutes. Members present: Mayor Rollie Johnson, Dennis Westrich and Robert Maciej. Clerk/Treasurer Adrian Welle. The City Council meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. at Upsala City Hall by Mayor Rollie Johnson Motion made by Council Member Robert Maciej and seconded by Council Member Dennis Westrich to accept the minutes from the April 1, 2013 Regular Council meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Robert Maciej and seconded by Council Member Dennis Westrich to accept the minutes from the April 8, 2013 Special Council meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Dennis Westrich and seconded by Mayor Rollie Johnson to accept the minutes from the April 19, 2013 Board of Review meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Robert Maciej and seconded by Council Member Dennis Westrich to accept the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports: Maintenance Report, Frank Koopmeiners: Water Usage was down for the month 552 gallons per day. Sewer was up 1.47 hour. Fire Department Report, Lange: No minutes. Planning Commission, Lange: No minutes. UCDC, Olson: No minutes. Recreation Board, Johnson: No meeting. Unfinished Business: City Clerk Adrian Welle updated the council on the software and computer upgrade. City Clerk Adrian Welle informed the council that the dehumidifier for the Water plant has been ordered. New Business: Motion made by Council Member Robert Maciej and seconded by Council Member Dennis Westrich to accept the recycling grant with Morrison County. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Dennis Westrich and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to accept the cleanup grant with Morrison County. Motion carried unanimously. City Clerk Adrian Welle presented the council with a Schedule

Timeline for the Southwest Area improvement for the council to examine and take action at the June 3 meeting. Motion made by Council Member Robert Maciej and seconded by Council Member Dennis Westrichto approve a 3.2 liquor license for UBA. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Dennis Westrich and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to approve applying dust control measures to 50th Avenue. Motion carried, Mayor Johnson abstained. Financial Report: Motion made by Dennis Westrich and seconded by Robert Maciej to approve the bills in the amount of $23,129.04 as presented by Treasurer Adrian Welle. Motion carried unanimously. City Cleanup is Set for June 1 from 9-1p.m. Reminder to residents and council that the next Regular scheduled council meeting will be June 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m. Adrian Welle, City Clerk

Senior Dining Menus: June 10 - 14 THUR., JUNE 13: Chicken spinach Albany salad, breadstick, applesauce.

MON., JUNE 10: Swiss steak, baked potato w/sour cream, beets, peaches. TUE., JUNE 11: Roast beef, whipped potatoes, gravy, carrots, peanut butter cookie. WED., JUNE 12: Egg salad sandwich, tomato soup, lettuce salad, mandarin oranges. THUR., JUNE 13: Sloppy Joe, bun, oven fried potatoes, corn, applesauce. FRI., JUNE 14: Mushroom/onion pork chop, whipped potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner roll, lemon bar. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ MON., JUNE 10: Ham & broccoli pasta toss, garden salad, peaches. TUE., JUNE 11: Baked potato w/ chili/cheese, Italian lettuce salad, dinner roll, peanut butter cookie. WED., JUNE 12: Beef enchilada w/ rice/lettuce/tomato/onion, refried beans, mandarin oranges.

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Upsala City June 3, 2013 Unofficial Minutes. Members present: Mayor Rollie Johnson, Dennis Westrich, Joan Olson, Brian Lange and Robert Maciej. Staff present: Clerk/ Treasurer Adrian Welle, Deputy Clerk Sheri Johnson, Public Works Frank Koopmeiners. Guests: Engineer Scott Hedlund, Auditor Mary Backlund and Reporter Jennie Zeitler. The City Council meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. at Upsala City Hall by Mayor Rollie Johnson. Motion made by Council Member Robert Maciej and seconded by Council Member Brian Lange to accept the minutes from the May 6, 2013 Regular Council meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Brian Lange and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to accept the agenda with the addition of Fire Raffle and UCDC Report. Motion carried unanimously. Department Reports: Maintenance Report, Frank Koopmeiners: Water Usage was down for the month 839 gallons per day. Sewer was up 4.03 hour; Frank is preparing to start the discharge process of the pond; Frank updated the council on getting an estimate from Dean Lange for heating at City Hall; Frank update the council that the dehumidifier was installed at the water plant. Fire Department Report, Lange: Minutes were presented to the council Planning Commission, Lange: No minutes. UCDC, Olson: Minutes were presented to the council. Recreation Board, Johnson: No meeting. Unfinished Business: New Business: Motion made by Council Member Joan Olson and seconded by Council Member Brian Lange to accept the 2012 Upsala City Audit report as presented by Mary Backlund. Motion carried unanimously. Discussion was held concerning a contract for Sheri Johnson as a contracted employee. Council required a Bond of $50,000 and insurance coverage to be provided by the contractor. Also discussion was held on whether or not the Deputy

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Clerk position could legally be a contracted position. Sheri Johnson informed the council that the contract requirements were not reasonable. Motion was made by Council Member Joan Olson and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to offer the position of deputy clerk to Sheri Johnson at the rate of $13.13 per hour as a city employee. Motion carried unanimously. Sheri Johnson declined the offer. City will discuss at a later date whether or not to post. Motion made by Council Member Brian Lange and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to table a decision on the SW Area Improvements until the July 1 meeting to gather further information. Motion Carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Joan Olson and seconded by Council Member Dennis Westrich to approve street repairs on uptown alley and on West Street for an amount of $2300 with Central Minnesota Paving. Motion carried unanimously. City Clerk Adrian Welle informed the council he will be at-

tending a Bicycle/Tourism/Business recruitment trip on June 12. City Clerk Adrian Welle updated the council on information obtained at the Legislative update. City will now be sales tax exempt. Motion made by Council Member Joan Olson and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to approve a gambling permit for the Upsala Fire Raffle to be held August 10, 2013. Motion carried unanimously. Financial Report: Motion made by Brian Lange and seconded by Joan Olson to approve the bills in the amount of $11,298.57 as presented by Treasurer Adrian Welle. Motion carried unanimously. A representative from Congressmen Nolan’s office will be at the Community Center on June 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. to hold a mobile office meeting. Reminder to residents and council that the next Regular scheduled council meeting will be July 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Meeting was adjourned at 9:48 p.m. Adrian Welle, City Clerk

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Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will begin its annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children and teens ages 0-18 on Monday, June 10, continuing through Saturday, Aug. 10. The SRP will be offered at all 32 GRRL locations in Central Minnesota. Two programs are offered: “Dig Into Reading” for children from birth through sixth grade, and “Beneath The Surface” for children entering grades six through twelve. Children entering sixth grade may choose to register for either program. “Dig Into Reading” includes a baby/toddler program for ages 0 to 3 to enjoy with their parents/caregivers. Watch for fun SRP additions on the library website at www. Upon registering, participants will receive reading records that provide a measure of how much summer reading has been done. When completed, these become coupons which can be turned in for prize drawings. Libraries across the entire region are planning fun kick-off programs and special events to encourage participation. Check out the events calendar on www. to find out about special pro-

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320-285-5715 Grey Eagle

Patios, Decks, Retainer Walls, Ceramic Tiling, Remodeling

Melrose City Meat Market 315 Main St. • Next to the Dam Bar Under New Ownership: George Kuhlmann & Marilyn Gaebel

Venison & Beef Processing

Summer Sausage, Breakfast Links, Smoked Bacon, Ham, Sirloin, Flat Iron, T-Bones ... All the Specialty Steaks!



The Biggest little Propane store in town now has the best new customer deal in town You receive: Super Low First Fill Pricing Variety of Guaranteed Price Programs 24/7 Professional Service


America’s Propane Company

320-356-7377 • PO Box 328 Avon

We Have Rainbow Chubs, Spot Tail Shiners & Jumbo Leeches! Plus All the Regular Live Bait & Tackle! Stop By & Check Out Our Newly Remodeled Store! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Located Between Grey Eagle & Upsala along Co. Rd. 2 4 miles west of Upsala - 4 Miles East of the Rock Tavern

• Free Estimates • Reasonable Rates • Experienced • Fully Insured Stump Grinding w/Portable Grinder Duane Johnson 320-547-2408 • Swanville, MN


Grey Eagle, MN

320-285-2000 Sales & Service

Any Packages Over $100 Get 10% Off! Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Sat. 8-Noon

American Septic Pumping

Roll-in Dock System



We Inspect Holding Tanks! MPCA Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Toll Free


855-547-0035 320-547-2469


BOATS • PONTOONS • AUTO PROP REPAIR Marine Detailing • Auto Detailing Gene Waldvogel • 320.333.4641 Email: Bob Waldvogel • 320.333.5166 Email:

Hometown News • Thursday, June 6, 2013 • Page 11

Take a kid fishing and fish free June 7-9 Celebrate the end of the school year with a potential angler-to-be by fishing for free with a child 15 or younger, June 7-9, during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. “This is a great opportunity to discover fishing,” said Mike Kurre, the DNR’s mentoring program coordinator. “Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don’t need a license that weekend. Opportunities for beginning anglers abound throughout Minnesota.” Getting started is easy. A boat isn’t needed and there’s even loaner poles and tackle in some areas. Start by going to takeakidfishing to learn some terms, basic techniques and shore-fishing locations. DNR

Local Library Events Albany Library Professor Marvel’s Amazing Archaeological Adventure on Wednesday, June 12, 3-4 p.m., for children ages 3-12 and their families. This program will feature non-stop action with interactive storytelling, comedy and magic designed to illustrate the wonders found in books. No registration required. For info. call 320-845-4843. Melrose Library Dig Into Reading Kick-Off: Monday, June 10 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Make a balloon art project from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and enjoy a cool treat from 5:30-7:30 in celebration of June Dairy Month. Dig Into Reading with Professor Marvel: Monday, June 10, 6-7 p.m., for children ages 3-12 and their families. This program will include interactive storytelling, comedy and magic designed to illustrate the wonders found in books. Digging Up Dinosaurs: Thursday, June 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for children ages 4-8. Listen to fiction and nonfiction books about dinosaurs read aloud, then create a dinosaur craft and eat dinosaur food. Please preregister for storyhour. For more info. call 320-256-3885.. Upsala Library Heebie Jeebies Concert: Monday, June 10, 2-2:45 p.m., for all ages. “Heebie Jeebies,” a family comedy and music show with Glen Everhart. Between the Covers: Wednesday, June 12, 7-8 p.m. Read and discuss new titles. Each month, a new title is chosen by the group for the following month’s discussion over coffee. Check at the library desk for book availability and more information. For more info. call 320-573-4282.

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

fisheries offices throughout Minnesota also offer some good, old-fashioned angling advice about fishing spots that will keep young anglers happy and safe. The DNR’s Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) program provides urban shorefishing opportunities across the metro with family-friendly settings, piers, loaner equipment at some locations and a real chance to catch quality fish. Learn more online atwww. Four of Minnesota’s nine state parks that are offering this summer’s weekly I Can Fish! program have sessions scheduled during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend. Sessions at each park explore the basics of fishing, fish identification and angling tips and tricks. For more information, go to state_parks/can_fish.html. Even when it’s not Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, Minnesota residents may fish in a state park without a fishing license if the body of water doesn’t require a trout stamp. Anglers must fish from shore or wade in water within the state park or from a boat or a float on a designated lake within a Minnesota state park. More information on fishing in state parks is available at parks/fishing.html.

Swanville Fishing League 2013

Fish Trap • May 29 Riverside Meats 69 Waltman Appraisal 46 Bucktails 26 Roto Mold 21 Half “N” Short 19 Little Falls Fire Dept 18 Big Bobbers 18 Happy Hookers 15 Where’s The Fish 14 Gorka’s Catering 10 Red’s Irish Pub 10 OK Tire 7 Largest Fish Fish Date Size Name No. Pike 5/15 26” Captain Mike 5/22 26” Reds’ Irish Pub LM Bass 5/20 17 1/2” Little Falls Fire Sunfish 5/15 9 1/2 Jim Waltman Walleye 5/15 26 1/2” Mike Piekarski


In Albany: 1 & 2 Bedroom Cats Ok

-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.


LOST: Little Japanese Chin Chin white male, name of Uno, 1 mile North of Swanville, red collar. Call 320-2968239. HOUSE CLEANING: Will do house/ cabin cleaning on regular basis or seasonal. References available. Call Janine at 320-285-5902. JK-tfnB SMALL ENGINE REPAIR: In Upsala, full service pickup & delivery available. Call Paul 320-630-8891. 6/6P


Part Time Bartender Friday & Saturday Nights Apply in Person at BURTRUM LIQUOR

HELP WANTED: Charlie’s Cafe, Freeport hiring experienced cooks. Day, evening, and weekend hours. Fast paced environment. Apply Within. 6/6B MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: 303 1st Ave No in Freeport; Thurs., June 6th and Friday, June 7th, 7 am-7 pm. Baby items, scrapbooking, WII, household items. GARAGE SALE: 103 7th Ave NE Freeport, June 6-8, 7 am-5 pm. Tons of girls 0-5T clothes and other goodies! HUGE MOVING SALE: 125 2nd St. SE, Richmond June 6-7: 8-6; June 8: 8-12. Too much to mention. BIG BIRCH ESTATE SALE: June 13, 14, 15: 9-? Antiques, tools, much! 10983 Angler Trail, Hunter’s Bay. WANTED TO BUY: Slaughter cows, also lumpjaw cattle, foundered steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913, cell 320-360-9913. 7/11P WANTED TO BUY: Standing timber: White Oak, Red Oak, Maple, Basswood, Pine, & Poplar. Baum’s Logging, Burtrum, MN. Office: 320-285-3565, Cell: 320-815-1863. SBtfnB WANTED: A used refrigerator preferably without freezer. Call 320-285-5642.

Park Place Town Homes


Office: 320-256-3630 Cell: 320-219-3158


One Bedroom Apartments Available!

Rent based on income. Rent Includes: Water, Sewer, Refuse, Bulk Rate-Cable Call Today & Make Oak Ridge Manor Your New Home! Office: 320-256-3630 Cell: 320-219-3158 Equal Housing Opportunity

Equal Housing Opportunity

WANTED: Now taking junk appliances, free pick up, no charge. Also buying junk riding lawn mowers. Call Joe 320250-3228. 6/6P WANTED: Pint jars to cream cans filled with pennies, paying extra for older pennies. Call 320-815-6333. WANTED: Design card to be used with OESD Magic Box Elite and Bernina Deco 330 embroidery machine. Call 320-845-7049. GIVE AWAY: Rollaway bed and King sized hard sided waterbed. Call 320285-3615. FOR SALE: 1996 F150, 98,400, 5.0 V8, 4WD, XLT, automatic, OD, dual tanks, new tires, white, shell, clean interior. Call 320-836-7142, 320-630-1151. FOR SALE: Dock (6) 10’x3’ sections with hardware, Mound Lake. Call Kevin 763-567-8110 or 320-573-2851. FOR SALE: Crestliner Dane aluminum runabout, 85 hp Johnson, runs and looks excellent, good ski or fishing boat, $2,300. Call 320-630-9408. FOR SALE: Beef bulls. Call 320-2500052. FOR SALE: 16-8 Lund Explorer boat, motor and trailer. Call 320-285-2570. FOR SALE: 1996 Toyota Tercel, good condition, $1,599. Call 320-241-5673. FOR SALE: 1983 Fisher Marine 16 ft. Bass boat, fully equipped with trailer, 50 horse Johnson motor. Call 320-2852562. FOR SALE: Large round trampoline, 14ft., good cond. Call 320-492-8032. 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 PERSONAL: Young 60 yr. old man with children seeks woman who loves children for friendship & hopefully more. Call 320-292-4385. 6/13

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Third Annual

Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:00–Noon Gunderson Brothers Farm

6631 State Highway 238, Bowlus {located between Elmdale & Upsala}

David & Patti Gunderson Alan & Tina Gunderson

Specializing in Fun Interactive, Group Activities to Keep Everyone Involved.




Served by the Upsala Lions Club

Kids 6 & under eat free!

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! · Little Falls Radio live broadcast from 7:30 am to 9:00 am · WILD Country 99 will broadcast the Top 30 countdown live from 9:00 am to 11:00 am · Petting Zoo/Photo Area, Coloring Sheets & Egg Toss · Parking available at the farm

This event will run rain or shine. For more information, visit

Join our Platinum Sponsors as we celebrate June Dairy Month!

320-285-5263 • 800-410-3472


Joe Fuechtmann

Starting a new business or expanding one you already have? Contact our lending team at 320-256-7208.

Loan Officer

Freeport . New Munich . Melrose . Greenwald






Hometown News June 6, 2013