Hometown News March 24, 2022

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Vol. 21: Issue 48



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A life with purpose is a life full of promise -By Harvey Mackay There is a great scene in “Alice in Wonderland” where Alice asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?” The cat replies, “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” It’s important to know where you want to go; to have a purpose in life. Finding that purpose is among life’s biggest challenges. Discovering what is important to you, what you are passionate about and where you can make a difference – those are the factors that drive your purpose. No matter how much money you make or how famous you become, living without a purpose takes the joy out of life. When the most important part of your existence is missing, the quest for success becomes hollow. My purpose – and my passion – is helping people through business advice from my books, speeches, this nationally syndicated column and my Harvey Mackay Academy. Over the years many people have asked me – and especially the sales reps at our envelope manufacturing company – why I share many success secrets. My answer is always the same: I’m happy to offer guidance on business principles and achieving success. I am grateful to those who mentored me, and I have made it my purpose to help people reach their potential. People with a strong sense of purpose know what they want, why they want it and how they plan to achieve it. Purpose-driven people get in the habit of doing things they don’t like to do

in order to accomplish the purpose they have defined for themselves. Businessman and philanthropist W. Clement Stone said: “When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” Winston Churchill, addressing the House of Commons in his first speech as Prime Minister in 1940, made his purpose crystal clear: “You ask: ‘What is our aim?’ I can answer in one word: Victory! Victory at all costs, victory in spite of terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.” Rosa Parks also had a purpose to take a stand for personal dignity. She believed that having to give up her seat on the bus because of her skin color was not right. She took a stand for human rights that is recorded in history as the day equality for all people was put in a new perspective. Vietnam veteran Jan Scruggs had a vision and commitment to a purpose for recognizing soldiers who died in that war. Today the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, engraved with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who lost their lives in that conflict, is the most visited monument in Washington, D.C. Candy Lightner’s life changed on May 3, 1980, when her daughter died in a crash by a drunk driver. Less than a week later, the grieving mother met with friends to discuss what they could do to make an impact on drunken-driving fatalities, and thus Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was born. Today there are more than 360 chapters of MADD throughout the world and hundreds of new laws have passed addressing drunk driving. In February 1980, the U.S. Men’s Olympic hockey team did the seemingly impossible by upsetting the heavily favored Soviet team and then beating Finland to capture the gold medal in Lake Placid, NY, to shouts of “U.S.A.!” Before

his team's victory over the Soviet Union, the coach of the U.S. hockey team and my friend, Herb Brooks, told his players, “You are born to be a player. You are meant to be here at this time. This is your moment.” James Montgomery Boice in his book “Learning to Lead,” tells a story involving Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees, and Hank Aaron, who at that time was a power hitter for the Milwaukee Braves. The teams were playing in the World Series, and as usual Yogi chattered nonstop, intending to pep up his teammates and rattle the Milwaukee batters. As Aaron came to the plate, Yogi tried to distract him, saying, “Henry, you're holding the bat wrong. You're supposed to hold it so you can read the trademark.” Aaron responded by smacking the next pitch into the left-field bleachers. After rounding the bases and touching home plate, Aaron looked at Yogi and said, “I didn't come up here to read.” Mackay’s Moral: A person without a purpose is like a plane without wings. Reprinted with permission from nationally syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us,” “The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World,” and “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door.”

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SATURDAY, MARCH 26 • Todd County Garden Day from 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at Long Prairie Baptist Church. • Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. at Word of Life Church, Upsala. SUNDAY, MARCH 27 • St. Rosa Lions Breakfast from 8:3012 p.m. at St. Rosa Lima Church basement, St. Rosa. See ad on page 7. • Knights of Columbus #12604 Breakfast & Raffle from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, Bowlus. See ad on page 7. • Bingo at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Melrose. FRIDAY, APRIL 1 • 17th Annual Farming Lions Fish Fry from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Trapper's Pub & Grub, Farming. SUNDAY, APRIL 3 • Spaghetti Dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Michael's Church basement, Spring Hill. • Holdingford Knights of Columbus Chicken & Ham Dinner from 3:30-7 p.m. at Pelican Lake Ballroom, St. Anna. TUESDAY, APRIL 5 • Stearns Electric Association 85th Annual Meeting starting at 7 p.m. at the Melrose High School Auditorium. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 • Folk & Old-Time Music & Potluck starting from 1-3 p.m. at the Village View Apartments, Grey Eagle.

FRIDAY-MONDAY, APRIL 8-11 • Town & Country Players Present Grumpy Old Men at Marit Elliot Performing Arts Center, Melrose. April 8 & 11: 7:30 p.m. April 9-10: 2 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 9 • Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra Presents Concordia's Got Talent in Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Long Prairie/Grey Eagle Secondary School. MONDAY, APRIL 11 • Grey Eagle Housing Association Annual Meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the Village View Apartments. See ad on page 7. 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. FEET FIRST CLINIC • Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Holdingford City Hall. FOOD DISTRIBUTION • Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution first Saturday of the Month from 10-11 a.m. at River of Live Church, Sauk Centre. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

FREEPORT SENIOR MEETING • Meets the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. with cards/Bingo/coffee/dessert. 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. MELROSE VFW #7050 POST/AUX. • Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Melrose American Legion Clubrooms. STEARNS CO. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY • Meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albany. SUNSHINE CLUB • Meets every Monday, weigh in starts at 8; meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Village View Apartments, Grey Eagle. 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 at 7 p.m. 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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Temperatures Date 3/16 3/17 3/18 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/22

High 48 43 41 45 48 52 36

Low 34 32 25 21 23 36 32


Rain/snow. High: 34 Low: 14

Weekend Weather Saturday

Partly cloudy. High: 30 Low: 9


Partly cloudy. High: 31 Low: 21

Hometown News •Thursday, March 24, 2022 • Page 3

“The Good Old Days” -By Tom Kuehne Inflation

The topic that has entered into many conversations lately is inflation. It seems to effect almost everything we buy, from groceries to lumber or gasoline. The increasing prices have reduced our household buying power. When we see inflation reducing our spendable dollars by 7%, it means that our personal budget that was $93.00 for food is now $100.00. If we drive 250 miles per week and get 20 miles per gallon, we burn 12.5 gallons of gas. At $2.50 per gallon, that makes our gasoline expense $31.25 per week or a little more than $130.00 per month. But if we still drive the same 250 miles per week today at $3.99 per gallon, it is just a little less than $50.00 per week or $206.00 per month. $75.00 more spent on gas per month or only $900.00 more per year. Hmm. When one looks at the total gas expenditure per year at $2400.00 it is a little easier to understand why it took so many years for our ancestors to stop using the horse and buggy. Inflation sneaks up on us and we just don't notice it. Today many seniors citizens are becoming painfully aware of inflation. When they retired, due to years of careful financial planning, they felt that they would live financially comfortable in their retirement. Their property taxes were $800.00 per year, but now in the same house, their taxes have more than doubled, but their services have remained the same. The new pickup that was $10,000, now costs $40,000 or up to $80,000. That's possibly more than they paid for their house. A friend that has since left us told me of

filling the back end of his pickup with pigs and after they were sold, he took his old pickup, the money he got for the pigs, went to the Chevy dealer and drove home with a new pickup. That was in 1972. He then said that in present time he could still take the back end full of pigs, sell them and get enough money to buy that same old pickup with the weeds growing through fenders. He closed the story by saying that was why he never made any money selling pigs. We are seeing increasing prices in the grocery store. I have a Minneapolis Star newspaper from November 10, 1938. The paper includes a grocery store add. The items on the add included grapes 4 lbs. for $.25, apples 6 lbs. for $.25, onions 10 lbs. for $.15, side pork $.15 per pound, 49 lb. sack of Quaker flour for $1.29 and name brand cigarettes 2 packs for $.25. Compared to the wages paid in 1938, these prices may have caused grocery buyers to say that it is getting impossible to pay that much for groceries. My parents first date included a movie and the tickets were $.20 each, A pineapple sundae at $.15 each and being able to go to the dance hall where the ticket seller had already gone home, so they got in free. I doubt that a movie, a sundae and a couple of hours dancing would be available today for $.70. Those dating today wouldn't go to a movie or dancing. The question in some peoples minds today is “why.” We are told that there is a lack of truckers today, but we know they didn't all retire. We are told that there is a shortage of crude oil today, but the vast oil reserves in Canada and the Dakotas that would supply our petroleum needs for 100 years haven't suddenly disappeared. Where did the trees go that supplied the lumber at 1/3 of the cost a couple short years ago. Are the farmers getting 30% more for their livestock than they were paid a couple of years ago? “WHY”??? For feedback or story ideas, email Tom at tom@swanvilleinsurance.com.

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Frederick J. Messer


Joyce A. Duerr

Joyce A. Duerr, age 79 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Melrose VFW Auxiliary will pray at 10 a.m. Joyce Ann Scholl was born January 24, 1943 in Richmond, California to Lawrence and Alyce (Tusen) Scholl. She graduated from Deer High School in 1961 and continued her education at Bemidji College as an elementary teacher receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1968 and master’s degree in 1974. She began teaching at West Concord, Minnesota from 1966 to 1968 and then at Melrose from 1968 to 1999. On June 8, 1974, she married Robert Duerr at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose Joyce was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary where she was president for 18 years, and a retired member of MEA and NEA. Survivors include her husband, Robert Duerr of Melrose; sister, Janet Hane of Grand Rapids; brother, Kenneth (Sandy) Scholl of Plymouth; and many nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dolly Eich; and brothers-in-law, John Eich and John Hane. Serving as casket bearers will be John and Tom Hane, Joe and Rod Eich, and Justin and Matt Koopmeiners. Honorary bearers will be the Melrose VFW Auxiliary members. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

Frederick J. “Freddy” Messer, age 86 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 18, 2022 at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jim Maderak officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Frederick John Messer, Jr. was born September 19, 1935 in Madison, South Dakota to Fred, Sr. and Helen (Santer) Messer. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was honorably discharged on October 29, 1962. On September 9, 1961 he married Jane Riermann in Sauk Centre. Freddy worked construction in his early years and later farmed north of Sauk Centre. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Freddy enjoyed farming, praying the rosary, going to auction sales, fishing, and gardening. Survivors include his children, Joe (April) Messer of Sauk Centre, Ruth (Terry) Merten of Sauk Centre, Jerry (Katy) Messer of Sauk Centre, and Kevin Messer of Sauk Centre; grandchildren, Jamie, Justin and Cory Messer, Kristopher Merten, Kolin, Owen, William, and Jackson Messer, Kayla, Dylan, and Brianna Messer; great-grandchildren, Finley, Rowen, Levi, and Mack Messer, Jemma Merten, Kaylie, Paysen, Axl, and Nova Messer; brothers and sister, Donald (Bernice) Messer of Sauk Centre, Betty (Harold “Butch”) Wessel of Sauk Centre, and Roger (Pat) Messer of Sauk Centre; and special friend, Dorothy Ley of Melrose. Freddy was preceded in death by Jane Messer on July 5, 2003; his parents; and brother, Jerome Messer. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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Christopher A. Winter, age 37, of Albany, passed away unexpectedly due to medical complications on Friday, March 18, 2022 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota. A celebration of life was held Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Pastor Alvin Helms officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Christopher Adam Winter was born November 5, 1984 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Bruce and Patricia (Pauly) Winter. He graduated from Albany High School in 2003 and continued his education at St. Cloud Technical College receiving a degree in welding. He worked as a welder at Rotochopper in St. Martin, Midsota Manufacturing in Avon, and Albany Manufacturing. He was currently driving for National Dispatch in Albany. Christopher was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. In his younger years, he was involved in Boy Scouts of America and later involved with the Albany Jaycees. He spent his free time on a bowling league and was an avid puzzler and gamer. He enjoyed being with his family and friends and never turned down an occasional trip to the casino. Survivors include his mother, Patricia Winter of Albany; father, Bruce (Marsha) Winter of Albany; brother, Michael Winter of Waverly, Iowa; half siblings, Bruce Winter Jr. (fiancé, Erin DeLong) of Fargo and Tiffany Winter of Hopkins; grandfather, Robert Pauly of Albany; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Florence Pauly, Cecelia Winter, Albert Winter, and step grandmother, Joyce Winter. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

Shirley A. Koehn

Shirley A. Koehn was called to her eternal rest on March 19, 2022. Shirley was born September 11, 1935 to Arthur and Elsie (Kranz) Jopp. She was raised on the Jopp family farm on Jopp Lake south of Albany, attended Immanuel School in Farming Township, and lived in the Albany and Holdingford areas her entire life. She married Robert Koehn on May 1, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township. She worked in the coffee shop and cafe at Dan Marsh Drugs in St. Cloud and, after marrying Robert, as a dedicated and loving mother and farm wife. She was a wonderful baker and cook who made sure that no one left her house hungry. She enjoyed gardening and canning, playing cards and games, watching Twins baseball, and selflessly living her faith and serving others. She practiced and regularly shared her mother’s favorite saying, “light is the task when many share the toil.” She was an active member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Upsala and, after Mt. Olive closed in 2014, a member of Word of Life Lutheran Church near Upsala. Shirley is survived by her husband, Robert, Albany; her children Mark (Esther) Koehn, Holdingford; Marlys (Doug) Tanner, Sartell; Myron (Carrie) Koehn, St. Louis; her seven grandchildren Jess (Andy) Kuhn, Josh (Kristina), Jake (Amber), Hannah (Ethan) Werkmeister, Rebekah, Gabriel (Alex), and Grace; and her eight great grandchildren Cecelia, Jack, Wesley, Thomas, Theodore, Clara, Aspen and Oliver. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Orville, sister Olivia Klug, and brother Walter. The funeral service for Shirley will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 2nd with visitation preceding it from 9:00-11:00 am at Word of Life Lutheran Church, Upsala. Lunch will be served after the service. Burial at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Krain Township will occur after lunch. Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery of Krain Township.

David A. Palm

David A. Palm, 80 year old resident of Little Falls, MN formerly of Swanville, MN passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN with David Sperstad officiating. Burial will be at Springbrook Cemetery in Swanville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. Caring for David and his family is the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN. David Allen Palm was born on September 11, 1941 in Burnhamville Township, Todd County to the late Albert E. and Florence A. (Stoll) Palm. He attended grade school in Burtrum and later graduated from Swanville High School in 1959. After high school, he continued to farm on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Agnes Anderson-Eiynck on July 17, 1980 at the Swanville Bible Church. In 1981 the union was blessed with their daughter, Kelly. They made their home in Grey Eagle on Big Birch Lake and later divorced and David moved back to Swanville to reside on the family farm. David was a lifelong farmer and in his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, watching the Twins and Vikings on TV, along with western shows and listening to KASM on the radio. He enjoyed reading the newspaper and farming magazines. David enjoyed spending time with family and friends and seeing his grandchildren. In February of 2020, his journey led him to St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. David is survived by his former wife, Agnes Palm of Albany, MN; daughter, Kelly (John) Achmann of Upsala, MN; two grandchildren, Ella and Avery Achmann; siblings, Glenn (Arlene) Palm of Little Falls, MN, Leona Niemeyer of Long Prairie, MN; sister-in-law, Darlene Palm of Burtrum, MN; brother-in-law, Andy Staricka of Swanville, MN and numerous nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters, Francis Palm, Judy Heisick, Herbert Palm, Betty Staricka, and Scotty Palm; sisters-in-law, Sandra Palm, Dorothy Palm, and Joyce Palm; brothers-in-law, Ervin Koehn, Raymond Heisick, and Henry Niemeyer.

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Burglaries: March 22, 2022: Received two reports of business burglaries in the cities of Upsala and Swanville, MN, Johnson Insurance on Museum Blvd. in Upsala and Swanville City Hall on DeGraff Avenue in Swanville. According to the Sheriff’s Office, sometime between Monday evening on 3-21-2022 and 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, 3-222022, these burglaries took place. In Upsala, the suspect entered Johnson Insurance through a window on the northwest side of the building. A large amount of cash, along with several quarters were reported stolen. In Swanville, the suspect entered city hall through the back door on the east side of the building and a small amount of cash was reported stolen. A white Jeep Hatchback, unknown make or model was reported to be near Johnson Insurance on 3-21-2022 at 10:00 p.m. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is looking to speak with the driver/owner of this vehicle as they may have information regarding these burglaries. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance if they witnessed any suspicious activity in these areas during the time frames listed above. If you have information regarding these burglaries, you are asked to call the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office at 320-632-9233.

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Last Saturday I bought a new cordless saw. It came with other tools, but what I wanted was the saw and more batteries. I was like a child at Christmas when we got home and started to open the box. Everything was packaged in plastic bags, and so the unwrapping began. After I got all the tools out, I noticed that on the bottom of the box there was a cardboard that said, “Caution: Do not throw away, Accessories inside.” I was kind of excited, I love tools and I love tool accessories. So, I opened the two pieces of cardboard and found the blade for my new saw. Needless to say, I was disappointed, no accessory just a blade which was a necessity. Our Christian life is a lot like that box of tools. So many Christians think that prayer and reading and studying God’s Word is an accessory to living a faithful life. Can I encourage you today? If you feel that your Christian life is less than desirable, add a little spice to your faith! God’s Word says, “Fight the fight of faith” and “You are the salt” and “You are the light”. My question is how do we become something that will change this world? 1 Peter 2:11-12 “Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” And one more text that I want to leave with you… Luke 2:23-25 “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciples must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?” Just like that blade is a necessity for that saw, our faithfulness is a necessity for our faith. Live bold and strong lives for Him. -Pastor Bruce Miller from Swanville Bible Church, 320547-2916

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The annual meeting of the Grey Eagle Housing Association will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022, in the Menge Community Room at Village View Apartments in Grey Eagle. (Our Monthly Meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m.) If you qualify as a member of Grey Eagle Housing Association and live in the area, you may nominate yourself, or another member of the association, to the Board of Directors either at the meeting or in writing before the meeting. This year we will elect 3 people to three-year terms. Please submit the names you wish to nominate to Margaret Newberg, 303 Cedar Street North, #25, Grey Eagle, MN 56336. For more information, please call 320-285-3973. Grey Eagle Housing Association is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider

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Grey Eagle City • December 14, 2021 The regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Joseph Arnzen at 7:00 p.m., on the 14th day of December 2021 in council chambers. Council members present were Brad Johnson, Bill Pohlmann, Roland Ahrendt and Brian Hollenkamp. There were no council members absent. Also in attendance were John Call, Lori Hellmann and guests Bryan Bye, Matt Lanoue and Bruce Zachman. A motion was made by Roland Ahrendt to approve the amended agenda. A second was made by Brad Johnson and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Brad Johnson to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2021 meeting as written. A second was made by Brian Hollenkamp and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Roland Ahrendt to approve the minutes of the December 7, 2021 public hearing as written. A second was made by Brad Johnson and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The following maintenance items were reported to the council: 1. The vacuum cleaner at the Library needs to be replaced. 2. The Christmas decorations on the two blocks of main street should stay up at least until January 7th-10th. 3. The street light by Chris’ Country Store works off and on. John was instructed to have Bitz Electric look at it. 4. The City Clerk was instructed to purchase large totes to put the garland in once it is taken down. The City Council received a letter from Long Prairie Sanitation requesting a $1.50 increase per cart for residential customers. The request comes after the Todd County Board of Commissioners voted to raise the tipping fee charged to the haulers as well as the rising cost in fuel prices. A motion was made by Brian Hollenkamp to approve Resolution No. 2021-08, A Resolution Setting Garbage Rates. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and a roll call vote was taken. Bill Pohlmann–aye, Brian Hollenkamp-aye, Brad Johnson–aye, Roland Ahrendt–aye, Joe Arnzen– nay. Motion carried. The resolution is as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2021-08: A RESOLUTION SETTING GARBAGE RATES WHEREAS, the City of Grey Eagle received a written request by Long Prairie Sanitation to adjust the garbage rates to offset the cost of an increase in tipping fees and rising fuel costs; and WHEREAS, the Grey Eagle City Council has been advised that the garbage rates need to be set by resolution; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Grey Eagle City Council unanimously approved to set the garbage rates at the December 14th Council Meeting and those new rates will be reflected on the bills printed February 1, 2021: • The garbage rate for a 65 gallon cart will increase to $20.50 ; and • The garbage rate for 2 – 65 gallon carts will increase to $32.00; and • The garbage rate for a 96 gallon cart will increase to $26.50. Approved by the Grey Eagle City Council the 14th day of December, 2021. Bryan Bye updated the City Council on the following sewer project: 1. The water meter bids were opened on December 8, 2021. Bryan recommends the City Council award the project with the lowest bid to Dakota Supply Group for $113,778.20. A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to award the water meter project with the lowest bid of $113,778.20 to Dakota Supply Group. A second was made by Brian Hollenkamp and

upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. 2. A motion was made by Brian Hollenkamp to approve PPE #11 to C&L Excavating for $23,772.80. A second was made by Brad Johnson and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve Ordinance No. 2021-01, An Ordinance Regulating Garages, Storage Sheds and Storage Facilities. A second was made by Brad Johnson and a roll call vote was taken. Roland Ahrendt– aye, Brad Johnson–aye, Brian Hollenkamp–aye, Bill Pohlmann–aye, Joe Arnzen–aye. Motion carried. The Ordinance is as follows: Ordinance 2021-01: An Ordinance Regulating Garages, Storage Sheds and Storage Facilities WHEREAS, the City of Grey Eagle imposed a moratorium on the erection of garages, storage sheds, storage units and storage facilities based on a dwindling supply of lots suitable for residential development; and WHEREAS, the City of Grey Eagle, following public hearing, desires to adopt a comprehensive ordinance regulating garages, storage sheds, storage units and storage facilities; and WHEREAS, the City of Grey Eagle desires to regulate garages and storage sheds and ban storage units and storage facilities. NOW THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GREY EAGLE, TODD COUNTY, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN: 1. The following Code sections are hereby adopted: Section – Garages and Storage 13.30 Findings. The City Council hereby finds that the number of lots suitable for development into single family residences is limited and it is a goal of the City Council to encourage residential development. The City Council also finds that the erection of garages, storage facilities, storage sheds and storage units is not a desirable use of the remaining undeveloped lots located within the city limits. 13.31 Definitions. The following terms are defined as: (A) Garage: A separate building or separate portion of a residential dwelling which is intended for and used to store the private passenger vehicles of the family or families living on the premises. (B) Storage Facility: Any building or facility designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage space to occupants who are to have access to such facility for the purpose of storing and removing personal property. (C) Storage Shed: A separate building which is intended to be used for the purpose of storing personal property owned by the occupant of the premises. (D) Storage Unit: An individual space, locker, area or unit located at a storage facility and available for rent or lease. 13.32 Prohibition. The erection of garages, storage facilities and storage sheds on vacant lots is prohibited. 13.33 Accessory Use. The erection of garages and storage sheds are permitted on lots that already contain a residential dwelling and lots that adjoin a lot with a residential dwelling provided the lots are combined as one tax parcel. Before the erection of a garage or storage shed a building permit must be obtained. Any permitted garage or storage shed shall meet the performance standards contained herein. 13.34 Performance Standards. The following shall apply to all garages and storage, not connected to a single family residence: (A) A garage shall not exceed 3,200 square feet in size. A storage shed shall not exceed 200 square feet in size. (B) The height of any garage wall shall not exceed 14 feet and a storage shed wall shall not exceed 8 feet. (C) The longest side of any garage wall shall

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The Board of Appeal-Equalization for Grey Eagle Township is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm. at the Grey Eagle Town Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. The board will review your assessments and make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local Board before appealing to the County Board of Appeal-Equalization. You must make an appointment to appear before the board of appeal and equalization. For appointments, contact Todd County Assessor's Office at 320-732-4431. Mary Ann Primus, Grey Eagle Township Clerk (March 21, 2022)

not exceed 70 feet in length and a storage shed wall shall not exceed 20 feet in length. (D) Garages, unless attached to a single-family residence, shall not have more than four doors for the entry of passenger vehicles. (E) The grading of any lot upon which a garage or storage shed is permitted shall be prepared in such a manner to not create water runoff onto an adjoining parcel of land. Passed and adopted by the Grey Eagle City Council this 14th day of December 2021. The Council once again discussed the sewer use charge for the Guest House on State Street. When new water mains were put in, a curb stop was not installed to the building without approval or knowledge of the City Council. Water was then connected with the store water service. The sewer service charges stand. A motion was made by Brian Hollenkamp to approve Resolution No. 2021-06, A Resolution Re-establishing the Polling Precinct and Precinct Location for the City of Grey Eagle. A second was made by Bill Pohlmann and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The resolution is as follows: Resolution No. 2021-06, A Resolution Re-Establishing the Polling Precinct and Precinct Location for the City of Grey Eagle WHEREAS, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GREY EAGLE, MINNESOTA (“Council” and “City”), pursuant to Minnesota Statute 204B.14, is required to establish or re-establish the boundaries of the election precincts within the municipality following the redistricting of the Legislature; and WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Minnesota has been redistricted; and WHEREAS, the precinct boundaries must be re-established within 60 days of the time when Legislature has been redistricted or at least 19 weeks before the State Primary, whichever comes first. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GREY EAGLE that the following precinct and polling location is hereby re-established as: Grey Eagle City Hall, 202 Woodman Street South, Grey Eagle, MN 56336 Adopted this 14th day of December, 2021. The council will set up a schedule for employee reviews every six months. These reviews will be conducted by two council members and will aid in allowing employees an opportunity to discuss concerns and/or issues. Any issues or concerns will be addressed by the full council. A motion was made by Brad Johnson to increase maintenance employees wage 50 cents

per hour and increase the clerk wage $1.00/hour effective January 1, 2022. A second was made by Brian Hollenkamp and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Bill Pohlmann to approve Resolution No. 2021-07, A Resolution Adopting Final Levy. A second was made by Brian Hollenkamp and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The resolution is as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2021-07 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING FINAL LEVY PAYABLE IN 2022 THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following final levy for 2022 was approved and adopted by the Grey Eagle City Council on this 14th day of December, 2021. FUND LEVY AMOUNT % OF TOTAL GENERAL $76,655.00 56 FIRE $12,971.00 9 ST IMP PROJECT $17,363.00 12 STREET RESTORATION $32,250.00 23 TOTAL $139,239.00 100 The Clerk reported that the yearly support fees for UBMax are due and included in the bills for council approval. The Clerk received a phone call from Tryg Hanson regarding the pier at Bass Lake access. The pier has been in place for almost 30 years and is coming to the end of its anticipated life span. If the council would be willing to make a contribution of money and/or labor in kind, that could potentially move up the replacement of our pier on the DNR list. A motion was made by Roland Ahrendt to approve $2,000 in monetary donation AND labor in kind for the Bass Lake Pier replacement. A second was made by Bill Pohlmann and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The City Council discussed snow removal in the City. City employees will only plow snow when there is 2” of snow or more. If City employees are not plowing snow, then the businesses along those two blocks of State Street (Main Street) will be required to clean the snow from the sidewalks along their establishment. Minutes Continued to page 8

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Page 8 • Hometown News •Thursday, March 24, 2022 Minutes Continued from page 7 The Council would like to remind residents that city liability insurance will not cover those individuals who take it upon themselves to clean the sidewalks and damage the property of others. The Council would also like residents and business owners to be aware that it is illegal to plow/blow/push snow across any public roadway, into any public roadway or onto someone else’s private property or to block any culverts/ storm sewers. If you do not have a place to put the snow from your residence or establishment, it is up to you to have it removed. The Clerk was instructed to order one more snowflake. The City Council will make a plan on the future of the old Village Hall. There were no building permits for council consideration. The Council instructed the Clerk to contact Cans R Us to discontinue service to the Laughlin Park restroom until spring. The Council also discussed the complaints regarding the upkeep on the Bass Lake restroom and requested that Cans R Us attend the January Council meeting to discuss further. A motion was made by Brian Hollenkamp to approve the payment of claims #2298-#2317 and to include payment of the following additional items: $381.78 added to Midwest Machinery, $3,459 to Central Lakes Landscape and Construction and $2,313 to Long Prairie Sanitation. A second was made by Brad Johnson and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Brian Hollenkamp to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 p.m. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The next regular meeting of the Grey Eagle City Council will be held on January 11, 2022 in council chambers. Lori Hellmann, Clerk

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Brad Becker, Owner • 320-760-0424

Albany Senior Dining

Mon., March 28: Spaghetti & meat sauce, broccoli, fruit sauce, breadstick, dessert. Tues., March 29: BBQ riblet, scalloped potatoes, lettuce, dessert. Wed., March 30: Roast turkey, whipped potatoes, gravy, squash, dinner roll, dessert. Thurs., March 31: Chicken patty w/bun, baked potato, beets, dessert. Fri., April 1: Tuna noodle casserole, lettuce, fruit sauce, dessert. Pre-registration requested to dine daily. For more info. call 320-845-4070.

Upsala - All Ages

BREAKFAST: Tues.-Fri. 7-10 a.m.: Walk in & dine. Take out available, call ahead. Mon., March 28: Sloppy Joe, chips, vegetable, dessert. Tues., March 29: Ham boil w/cabbage, carrots, potatoes, biscuit, dessert. Wed., March 30: Teriyaki chicken w/rice pilaf, dinner salad, dessert. Thurs., March 31: Chicken noodle soup, sandwich, chips, dessert. Fri., April 1: Macaroni & cheese, fish patty, vegetable, dessert. Pick up or eat in by 11:30 a.m. For meals, call a day before: 320-573-4435.

A Name Funny

Two friends were driving through Louisiana when they came to a sign that told them they were almost to Natchitoches. They argued all the way there about how to pronounce the name of the town. Finally they stopped for lunch. After getting their food, one of the guys said to the cashier, "Can you settle an argument for us? Very slowly, tell us where we are." The cashier leaned over the counter and said, "Buuurrrrrr-Gerrrrrr Kiiiinnnnnggg."

Todays Thought

Just saw where the CEO of IKEA was elected President of Sweden. It's the first time a president ever needed an allen wrench to assemble his cabinet.

CARETAKER WANTED at Pondview Estates

Looking for a Caretaker individual or couple for Pondview Estates, an independent senior housing facility which is part of the Mother of Mercy Campus in Albany, MN. Caretaker lives onsite and duties include cleaning the common areas of the building, and cleaning apartments as they are vacated. Caretakers also answer emergency pendant calls. In exchange for services, Caretaker lives in a 2 bedroom apartment, rent-free. If interested, call Housing Manager, Darcy at 320-470-0963.





Grey Eagle Burtrum Lions recently donated $2000 to Long Prairie Grey Eagle’s Post Prom celebration. Prom is in April and donations are always welcome for this event. After dinner and dance, students are welcome to stay and participate in many games and activities until early morning. Prizes and awards are given to the prom goers before they head home. Any LPGE junior or senior is able to attend post prom even if they do not attend prom. Just need parent permission. On hand to accept the check was Kelly Lemke, Post Prom Committee, Lion Linda Gohman presented the check, and Principal Barton Rud.


CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL ENGINE REPAIR: Located by Holdingford. Call or text Neil 320-3609012. MP-4/7P

Gutters • Soffits Fascia • Siding

WANTED TO BUY: Dairy Heifers and Cows. 320-894-7175. SC-evB

Melrose • 320-256-5400

Todd County HHS

WANTED: A canoe. Also wanted something to haul 2 calves. Call 320-632-3336.

Todd County HHS is looking for reliable, service oriented individuals to serve the citizens of Todd County in a full-time capacity for the following positions:

FOR SALE: Truxedo tonneau cover, 6 1/2 ft. Chevy or GMC pickup, used 3 months, all accessories. Call Marvin 320-260-2159.

Employment Opportunities

**Financial Support Services Supervisor (full-time) **Home Health Aide (part-time)

To learn more about these openings and how to apply visit the official Todd County website at https://www.co.todd.mn.us Questions may be directed to Todd County Administration: (320) 732-6155. EOE

FOR SALE: (5) 2657017 Goodyear Wranglers, like new. Call Marvin 320-260-2159.

FOR SALE: Mature Guinea fowl, at least 10 available, $7 each or BO. Call 320-2852551. FOR SALE: 5 geese, wings clipped, $100. Call 320-250-7331.

Deadline for Next Thursday’s Paper is Monday, March 28.


Due to expansion, we are looking to grow our team in the Auto and Truck Repair Shop. We are looking for:

Diesel Mechanic/Technician - Full Time

Experience preferred but willing to train the right person. Work in a DOT certified, air conditioned shop with modern, high tech and up to date diagnostic tools. Training courses and tuition Gas reimbursement are available. Benefits include health and life insurance, Diesel401K, with company match, E-85 on experience. paid time off and paid holidays. Competitive pay is based Hours are Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, no weekends or holidays.

Heavy Truck Service Writer - Full-Time

Repair shop or customer service experience is great, but will train the right person. Offers competitive pay with benefits that include health and life insurance, 401K, with company match, paid time off and paid holidays. Hours are Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, no weekends or holidays. Job responsibilities include: Serve as a customer relationship manager. Interact with customers, listen to their questions and concerns and provide timely responses. Write repair orders. • Follow up with customers with estimates and updates. Educate customers about the company’s products, services and offers. Schedule appointments, take orders, monitor service progress and process payments. Record customer detail and transactions. Serve as a link between customers and different departments in the shop.

Apply on-line:


Or stop: in at 320-256-3519