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Lou Holtz’s 3 rules of life -By Harvey Mackay

“Everybody needs four things in life: Something to do, someone to love, someone to believe in and something to hope for.” I wish I had said that, but it was my very close friend Lou Holtz. I recently invited Lou to speak to a professional group I am mentoring and he was his usual outstanding self. It’s no wonder that the Washington Speakers Bureau calls Lou one of the best speakers in the world. I’ve heard Lou speak a hundred times, and he still amazes me with his practical, down-to-earth, plain and simple advice. For example, we have all kinds of rules and laws. We’ve got federal laws, state laws, corporate laws, bylaws ... you name it. Holtz simplifies things by following three simple rules. Rule #1 - Do right. “Just do the right thing,” Lou says. “We’ve all done dumb things and wish we hadn’t done them, but you can’t go through life with an albatross around your neck saying, ‘I made a mistake.’ Say you’re sorry, make amends and move on.” He added: “I think it’s wrong to be bitter. We all have a reason to be bitter. We’ve all had injustices done to us by society, by a spouse, by a friend, but you can’t go through life being bitter. We’re always blaming someone else. Wherever we are it’s because of the choices we make.” Rule #2 - Do everything to the best of your ability with the time allotted.

Lou says: “Not everybody will be an All-American. Not everybody will be first team. Not everybody will be great. But everybody can do the best they can with the time allotted.” Rule #3 - Show people you care. I have seen this rule in action many times. Lou is constantly asking people, “How can I help you? How can I assist you?” And he means it. He has a deep-down burning desire to help people. Lou Holtz says he can get by with only three rules because the people you meet have three basic questions. The first question: Can I trust you? “Without trust, there is no relationship,” Lou said. “Without trust, you don’t have a chance. People have to trust you. They have to trust your product. The only way you can ever get trust is if both sides do the right thing.” The second question: Are you committed to excellence? Lou explained that “When you call on a customer, you send a message that you are committed to certain standards. How much do you know about your company and what opportunities your company offers to satisfy people’s needs? The only way that can ever be answered is if you do everything to the best of your ability.” The third question: Do you care about me? Holtz said: “Do you care about me and what happens if your product doesn’t do what it’s intended to do? Caring about people is not making their life easy. Caring about people is not being their friend. Caring about people is enabling them to be successful.” A few years ago I was asked to help raise money for a Lou Holtz statue at Notre Dame. On the pedestal, his players had chosen three words - Trust,

Commitment, Love. Those words represent Lou’s core values. If people follow these three simple rules, their self-confidence grows. They don’t worry when the phone rings. They have no doubt about what they are doing. They lift everyone up in their organization. These three rules help hold organizations together. Holtz then finished with this exercise. He asked us to pick two people. Pick someone you love, admire and respect. Then take someone you’ve got a problem with. Ask these three questions about both people. Just a simple yes or no. “I guarantee you, the person you admire and respect, you said yes to all three questions,” Holtz said. “The person you’ve got a problem with, you pinpointed a problem. Either you can’t trust them, they aren’t committed, or they don’t care.” When you have a problem with someone who falls into these three categories you have to decide if you can change it or live with it. If you can’t Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events

MAY 18 • 4th Annual Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions Club Community Appreciation Picnic from 4-8 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Fire Hall. See ad on page 3. MAY 19 • Burnhamville Township Clean Up Day from 9-11 a.m. at the Lions Park, Burtrum. See ad on page 9. • Gethsemane Lutheran Church Youth Group Pig Roast & Silent Auction from 4-8 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Upsala. See ad on page 4. MAY 23 • Upsala Ballpark Association Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Upsala School. See ad on page 4. MAY 27 • Grey Eagle/Swanville Knights of Columbus Council Sausage & Egg Breakfast from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at St Josephs Church Hall, Grey Eagle.

MAY 28 • American Legion Post 350 Memorial Day Program at 10:00 a.m. at Upsala High School Gymnasium, followed by parade and lunch in the Upsala City Park. JUNE 14 • St. Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Annual Fun, Food, & Fund Day, starting at 8:30 a.m. at St. Martin Church. JULY 14 • Grey Eagle High School All Class Reunion at the Hub Supper Club, Burtrum. 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


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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Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 do either, your only other choice - and probably the right choice - is to divorce yourself from the problem or the individual. I never said it was easy. Mackay’s Moral: Life is a lot easier if you always play by the rules. 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

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Frank C. Waldvogel

Obituaries Verna Elizabeth Koehn F u n e r a l s e r v i c e s celebrating the life of Verna Elizabeth Koehn, age 93 of Albany was held at 10:30 AM, Monday, May 14, 2012 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany. Pastor Brad Pearson officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery following the service. Verna died peacefully in her sleep early Thursday morning in Dayton, MN. Verna was born August 13, 1918 to Paul and Rose (Baggenstoss) Klein in Holdingford. She married Waldemar Koehn on December 31, 1938 in St. Cloud. She lived her entire live in the Albany/Holdingford area. Before she was married, Verna worked as a nanny in Chicago and Lake Minnetonka and after marriage as a housekeeper for St. John’s University and also as a janitor for the Albany Elementary School before finally

retiring in 2006. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany. Verna is survived by her children Richard (Diane) Koehn, Holdingford; Arnold (Leslie) Koehn, Washington; Roger (Ardell) Koehn, Upsala; Duane (Diane) Koehn, Battle Lake; Patricia (Tom) Davison, Battle Lake; Jane Gardner, Dayton; her 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; and her siblings Ervin (Ruth) Klein, Albany; Arlene Landowski, Albany; Ardell Rustad, Albany; Doris (Ted) Koehn, Grey Eagle; Beverly (Don) Lichy, Holdingford; Janet (Lester) Cigelske, Hewitt; Carol (Jerry) Rodenwald, Albany; Sharon (Loren) Lehner, Albany. She is preceded in death by her parents Rose and Paul Klein, her husband Waldemar Koehn who passed away in 1995, her grandsons Kenneth Koehn, Dale Koehn, her great-grandson Joshua Koehn, her siblings Rose Christen, Erma Henry, Amanda Wren, Bernice Koehn, Hildegard Henry, Lloyd Klein, Marvin Klein, Earl Klein, Jerry Klein, Alvin Klein, and her son-in-law David Gardner.

which consists of youth from the Parishes of Holy Cross in North Prairie, St. Stanislaus in Bowlus, St. Edward’s in Elmdale, St. Mary’s in Upsala, and St. Francis of Assisi in St. Francis, will once again be hosting a 5k Fun Run/ Walk on Sunday, July 1st in Bowlus. Check in and registration is from 7:30 to 8:15, with the 5k beginning at 8:30. There will also be a 1K fun run for children under 12 years of age, and there will be no charge for the kid’s run. The 1K run will begin immediately following the completion of the 5k. Check in and the starting line for the race will be in the gravel parking lot at the Bowlus Feed and Grain. This course

gravel and tar including portions of the Soo Line Trail. All proceeds from this event will help fund youth activities throughout the year. For more information or to have a form e-mailed, contact Peter Borash at 320-292-7004 or pnbora09@smumn. edu.

Frank C. Waldvogel, age 86 of Burtrum, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church in Grey Eagle. Frank Carl Waldvogel was born July 1, 1925 in Grey Eagle Township, Todd County, Minnesota to John and Mildred (Marty) Waldvogel. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, stationed in Germany and France. On October 15, 1946 he married June Rohde at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. He managed the Municipal Liquor in Grey Eagle for 20 years and dairy farmed until 2001. Frank was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle and the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 of Melrose. Survivors include his wife, June Waldvogel of Burtrum; children, Gene (Connie) Waldvogel of Grey Eagle, Lavonne (Dennis) Sprenger of Alexandria, and Lonnie (Judy) Waldvogel of Melrose; seven grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred Waldvogel; daughter, Mary Ann Waldvogel; stepfather, Anton Berens; brother, Ray Waldvogel; and sister, Loretta Heisick. Serving as casket bearers will be Gary Toenyan, Ralph “Curly” Wiehoff, Michael “Mickey” Kramer, and Don Salzmann. Cross bearer will be Cory Trautman and scripture bearer will be Chris Sprenger. Gift bearers will be Dawn Shay and Shawn Waldvogel. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds farmers that planting crops within rights of way is illegal because as crops grow higher and fuller they can block motorists’ vision and create other safety problems. State law also prohibits plowing and tilling in rights of way including driving lanes, shoulders, ditches and sight corners at intersections. “Our roadway regulation inspectors are knowledgeable and willing to help landowners adopt practices that enhance safety and the environment,” said Steve Lund, MnDOT’s state maintenance engineer. “The goal of these restrictions is to ensure safety and to protect roadside

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environments.” The department also advises that mowing and haying on rights of way may require a permit. “Roadside conditions and right-ofway status varies,” Lund said. “This requires us to consider farmers’ mowing and haying rights on a case-by-case basis.” A deposit on a permit may be required and will be returned when all work has been completed in accordance with the provisions of the permit. Permits for locations where mowing is allowed are distributed on a firstcome, first served basis. For further information regarding roadway regulations, or assistance in identifying right-of-way boundaries on a state or interstate highway, in the Brainerd Lakes area contact Rich Munsch at 218/828-5778 or in the St. Cloud area call Mark Renn at 320/223-6522.

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My Mom was the Real Deal -By Saralee Perel

Many years ago, my mother helped me move to Cape Cod. We found a oneroom apartment and spent a week furnishing it with stuff from flea markets and yard sales. “Ma,” I said, “there are lots of yard sales at the touristy rental cottages. We’ll find great deals.” “You think I want someone’s used sheets?” “Everything we buy at a yard sale is used.” “If it’s from a tourist,” she snapped, “it’s used. From a local, it’s an antique.” I received lots of Mom’s training in deal-making at the flea market. I really, really hate haggling. At one vendor’s table, I picked up a Boy Scout watch I

loved. “How much is this?” I asked the fellow. Mom grabbed the watch from my hand, put it back on the table, then turned us around so we had our backs to the seller. “Never ask ‘how much?’ when there’s no price tag. Vendors are trained in mental telepathy. They know what you’ll pay.” “Why on earth are we facing away?” “They all have master’s degrees in lip reading,” she said. “When we face him, tell him you only have $5 and don’t let him see your eyes.” “Why?” “Because you have that fifty I gave you. Vendors take classes in lie detection. They know your pupils dilate when you’re lying.” “Mo-ther! You can’t be serious about all this.” She was. She turned us back around. I looked down at the ground, shuffled

Soaring with the Lone Eagle exhibit enhancement debuts at Lindbergh Historic Site The Charles A. Lindbergh State Historic Site will be launching a new valueadded exhibit enhancement this spring. Through this enhancement, visitors will be able to “fly” with Charles A. Lindbergh in 1927, and use their own imagination and skills to retrace Lindbergh’s most famous flight in his airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. The Spirit of St. Louis flight enhancement puts the visitor “there” to trace the historic flight, by sitting in the cockpit and taking an interacting “flight” into history. The authenticity of the cockpit and plane frame will be retained in all its present details. Added to this will be action, noise, and changing circumstances of the actual flight: take-off, crossing the Atlantic, battling ice, and landing at LeBourget Airport in

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Paris, France. Designed with school-age visitors in mind, the exhibit: • Helps support the site’s educational message that Lindbergh was an ordinary person who grew up on a small farm in central Minnesota and became an extraordinary person-largely due to his imagination and determination to ask why, why not, and what if. The exhibit will excite young visitors to do the same. • Makes the current museum educational programs much more interactive. The program Under the Lone Eagle’s Wings meets state academic standards in social studies (grades K-3) and history (grades 4-8). • Asks the user to problem solve, think creatively, adjust to circumstances, and learn history by “participating in it”. • Using technology greatly assist today’s students in understanding the significance of Lindbergh’s flights and their relevance in the 21st century. For more information, call the Charles A. Lindbergh State Historic Site at 320-616-5421.

my feet and muttered, “You don’t want to sell it for $5, right? I mean, that’s all I have, sort of.” “To be honest,” he said, “I paid $25 for that watch.” Mom whispered, “The yutz is lying.” “How do you know?” “Because he said, ‘to be honest.’” She led us away, then said, “Did you see him look to the left?” “Sheesh, Ma. That doesn’t mean anything.” “Left means lying.” You see, my mother was a trained lie detector too. At the next table, I saw a gorgeous gold ring. The dealer heard me say, “Oh Mother! It fits perfectly. It’s exactly like that special ring Dad gave me that was stolen from my high school gym locker. We’ll never get another chance like this again. I love this more than words can say!” Then I asked the dealer, “How much?” He said, “Two hundred dollars.” I’d never seen the look on my mother’s face that I saw at that moment. I waited for the reprimand of a lifetime. Like a scared 10-year-old girl, I got even more worried because she didn’t say anything at all. Instead, she simply bought me the ring. And so, when Mom and I were through furnishing my tiny apartment, I didn’t want her to leave me. But she had


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Community Snapshots

Explore Science Occupations: Richard Kulow, a food production manager, at DayBreak Foods presented a complete picture to the 7th grade science students about the egg industry. Student Eric Koetter asked Mr. Kulow to speak to the class when they were studying the topic of birds. Mr. Kulow spoke about animal nutrition, animal well-being and the egg’s journey from the farm to your table. Pictured are Richard Kulow and Eric Koetter.

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Upsala Library Author Jonathan Friesen: Thursday, May 24 at the Upsala Area Schools. Award-winning author Jonathan Friesen will be in Upsala to talk about his books, writing and life. Friesen will talk with high school students beginning 10:13 a.m. He will speak with fifth-grade students 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Friesen’s presentations are open to the public Friesen’s “Jerk, California” is a novel about a teenage boy with Tourette’s Syn-

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Upsala Area Schools April Jr. High Student of the Month The staff at Upsala High School have selected Kyle Lange as Jr. High Student of the month. Kyle is the son of Darren and Tamara Lange. Kyle is an excellent student. Science teacher, Miss Anderson, states, “Kyle is an excellent role model in the classroom. He is always diligent in completing his work and applies himself to do it well.

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Minnesota Through The Lens:

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Todd County Sheriff working with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota The Todd County Sheriff has recently renewed for another year its partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota. By continuing to support the building of awareness and use of systems available through Crime Stoppers citizens in Todd County will be reminded that they can anonymously pass on information to help solve crimes. Citizens who may be reluctant to give information about a crime or fugitive directly to the authorities but who still want to ‘do the right thing’ can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously and the information will then be shared with the Todd County Sheriff’s Office or whichever agency the tip information leads to. Since persons committing a crime in one county often move on, this easy access helps the fight against crime across the State of Minnesota. In 2011 the number of tips received by Crime Stoppers increased by almost 30% with tips being sent to 154 law enforcement agencies at the municipal, county and federal levels. Support of Crime Stoppers of Minnesota gives the Todd County Sheriff a

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

The 2012 legislative session adjourned, at least for the House of Representatives, at 3:30 a.m. on the morning of May 10th after passing the Vikings stadium bill. The Senate took up the same legislation later that same day and also passed it, paving the way for Gov. Dayton to sign the bill on Monday, May 14th. The stadium will be owned by the state of Minnesota, and the project will employ upwards of 7,000 workers during its three-year construction time-frame. It is scheduled to be open for the 2016 season, and it’s anticipated the Vikings will be play two more seasons at the old Metrodome and one year at the University of Minnesota before the new facility is completed. The addition of $50 million to the

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A little girl was trying to hug her father, but he was too tall. “Bend down, Daddy,” she cried, “so I can reach you.” Before God sent His Son into the world, He too, seemed beyond our reach. God the Father became God the Son and lived among us so we could come to know and understand Him. God became Man in the Person of His Son. Like us, He was born of a woman. But unlike us, He had no earthly father. His life, which began without sin, was lived without sin. He went about doing good for all - healing the sick and providing hope for the crises of life. After all of the good that He did, He voluntarily went to the cross and died for our sins, expressing the love of God, His Father. He’s the same today. Right now, as always, He’s reaching out to us with His enduring and unending love. This is a great time to reach out to Him and tell Him we love Him and are thankful for all He’s done for us.

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Swanville Schools Athletes of the Month Local Municipality Minutes Swanville High School is pleased to announce its April Athletes of the Month. Molly Jordan, daughter of Becky and Virgil Dragert and Chuck Jordan, is the Softball Athlete of the Month; Travis Schneider, son of Toby and Karla Schneider, is the Baseball Athlete of the Month; Amanda Rieffer, daughter of Gail and Joel Rieffer, is the Girls’ Track Athlete of the Month, and Milo Koubsky, son of Janet and Michael Koubsky, is the Boys’ Track Athlete of the Month. Coaches’ Comments: “Molly Jordan is our choice for the April Athlete of the Month in softball. Molly has emerged as one of the top batters in our line up near the top in every offensive statistic. Defensively Molly is Molly Jordan a great centerfielder. She is very competitive and has the right attitude and belief that no ball hit anywhere near her is going to land. She has made a number of great catches displaying that attitude this year. Molly is also wonderful to have in the dugout. She is the team leader in getting chants going, motivating her teammates, etc. She has great sportsmanship, and makes the game fun for all involved. I have really enjoyed and appreciated having Molly on the team these past four years. It will be a different atmosphere without her next year.” - Coach Tom Bzdok. “Travis Schneider is a senior pitcher/outfielder on the USA baseball team. Travis has worked hard to improve his control and added a change-up to the pitches he can throw for a strike. This has helped him to become a valuable pitcher Travis Schneider for our team.” Coach Ken Solarz.

“The April Track Athletes of the Month for Swanville High School are Amanda Rieffer and Milo Koubsky. Amanda is a top high jumper for the girls’ team. She consistently has placed at meets, winning the event at Albany on April 15. Amanda has regularly placed in the triple jump and is an important member of relays. I am lookAmanda Rieffer ing forward to seeing what she can do at the conference and subsection meets in May. Milo is the top long jumper and sprinter on the boys’ team. He is struggling through leg injuries and still manages to consistently place in the long jump and post the team’s best 100 and 200 times. He is a vocal leader who Milo Koubsky is very serious about his events and about becoming the best he can be at those events. These athletes are fine representatives of our school and I am very proud of what they have accomplished so far this year and look forward to seeing them realize their potential.” - Coach Pete Swisher.

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Burnhamville Township will host a clean up day for residents at the Lions Park in Burtrum on May 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Residents can bring old appliances, tires, furniture or electronic items for disposal. No hazardous items such as liquid paint, pesticides or fluorescent light bulbs will be accepted. Fees will be posted. Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville clerk

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Grey Eagle Township May 7, 2012 Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited. Members Present: Ron Frericks, John Young, Ray Bense, Mary Ann Primus & Bev Eggerth. Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Ron asked to include the zoning update, spraying under R&B and March Treas. report. Ron made the motion to accept the agenda with the additions. John made the second. All in favor. Motion carried. Approval of Minutes: The clerk provided copies of the April 2, 2012 minutes to the board. Ray made the motion to approve the minutes as presented. John made the second, all in favor. Minutes approved. Zoning Report: Bev reported updates on: the Felling property, Rock Tavern-camping, no permits granted, and the Coborn property –permit granted. Scott Arvig –public hearing was held April 17, 2012. The application is to manufacture firearms and ammunition from his home site. The P&Z board recommended granting the conditional use permit; with the conditions that he meets all state and federal regulations, follows all DNR regulations and that a copy of these regulations and the firearms license be on file at the township. Ron made the motion to grant the conditional use permit, Ray made the second. All in favor. Motion carried. Bev received



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Grace Alive! Evangelical Free Church of America Albany Pastor Joe Williquette 209 Co Rd 156 (Rocky Ridge Outlet) • 320-845-7676 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery provided.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Albany Reverend Fred Kutter 23845 Co. Rd 40 • 320-845-2620 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 10:35 a.m. Our Saviors Lutheran Church-ELCA Albany Pastor Bradley Pearson 840 Lake Ave • 320-845-2405 Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Education Hour.

Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany Father Michael Naughton, OSB 151 2nd St S • 320-845-2705 Mon.-Wed. Mass 7:30 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. HFS. Fri. 7:30 a.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Avon Community Church Pastor Chuck Pelkey 204 Avon Ave. N • 320-356-9001 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Avon 320-356-7121 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Brighter Days Family Church, Burtrum Pastor Anna Payne 320-285-7262 Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Midweek Service, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Faith Community Church, Burtrum Pastor Allen Travaille 320-285-3390 • 320-763-4671 Sunday Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Bi-weekly Bible Study.

St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Elmdale Father Michael A. Kellogg 8550 Hwy 238 • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 10:00 a.m.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Bowlus Father Michael A. Kellogg 104 Main St. • 320-584-5313 Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 7:30 p.m. Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m.

Community Country Church, Holdingford Chaplain Rev. Gregg Valentine 42457 171st Ave. • 320-746-0005 Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. (nursery available). Wednesday AWANA & Youth Group at 6:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Freeport Father Roger Klassen 106 3rd Ave NE • 320-836-2143 Sunday Mass 9:15 a.m. Weekday Mass: Wed. & Fri. 8:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. or by appt. Tri-City Christian Center, Freeport Pastor Bob Bernard 338 W Main St • 320-836-2542 Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Sunday evening Worship 7 p.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday). Wednesday Family Night: nursery, graded classes, teen Bible study and Marriage & Family class.

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St. Mary's Catholic Church, Melrose Father Marvin Enneking 211 5th Ave SE • 320-256-4207 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Monday 7:30 a.m. communion service. Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Mass. Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. Friday All School Mass 8:30 a.m. www. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Melrose Pastor Kevin Mann 207 E 5th St N • 320-256-3847 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church, New Munich Father Roger Klassen 106 3rd Ave NE • 320-836-2143 Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Weekday Mass: Tues. & Thurs. 8:15 a.m. Sacrement of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. or by appt. Immaculate Conception Church, St. Anna Father Mark Stang Co Rd 9 • 320-356-7313 Sat. 8:00 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church Father Michael Naughton, OSB 24328 Trobec Street • 320-845-2416 Thurs. Mass 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Father Michael A. Kellogg 44055 State Hwy 238 • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:30 p.m. Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, St. Rosa Father Roger Klassen 28905 Co Rd 17 • 320-836-2537 Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Weekday Mass: Mon. Thurs. 8:00 a.m.; Fri. 8:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 15 min. before weekday Mass or by appt. St. John’s Catholic Church, Swanville Father Mark Willenbring Associate Father Ron Dockendorf 22nd 1st St • 320-547-2920 Saturday Service 7:30 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), Swanville Pastor John O. Grein 505 Berkey Ave • 320-547-2928 Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class 10:15 a.m. Swanville Bible Church Pastor Dave Packo 301 Berkey Ave • 320-547-2916 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Community Covenant Church, Upsala Pastor Craig Johnson Nathan Hillman, Director of Youth & Family Ministries Main Street • 320-573-2672 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m.

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle Pastor Ron Tibbetts • Missouri Synod 219 Cedar St • 320-285-2902 Sunday Service 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Holy Communion 1 & 3 Sunday.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA, Upsala Pastor Trish Jorgenson 418 S Main St • 320-573-2001 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday. Fellowship following worship.

United Methodist Church, Grey Eagle Pastor Gary Taylor 30422 Co Rd 2 • 320-285-8013 Sunday Worship & Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Upsala Father Michael. A. Kellogg 402 Main Street • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Sunday 7:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Eagle Father Ron Dockendorf MN & Bovee Sts • 320-285-2545 Saturday Service 4:30 p.m. Sunday Service 9:00 a.m.

St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Holdingford Father Mark Stang 320-746-2231 Apr. 1-Sept. 30: Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m.

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Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church, Upsala Pastor Fred Kutter 201 Johnson St • 320-573-2630 Sunday Service 8:00 a.m.

Word of Life Free Lutheran Church, Upsala Pastor Jon Benson 3328 1st Ave W • 320-573-4450 Wednesday Kid’s Club, Youth Group & Adult Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

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DNR urges ATV operators to ride safe and ride smart The weeks leading up to Memorial Day are a time when many people begin taking their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) out of the garage for the summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). It’s also a time when the DNR reminds ATV owners and riders to ride safe and ride smart. “The weather warms up, school is out, and it’s the time of the year that most ATV accidents happen,” said 2nd Lt. Leland Owens, DNR’s recreational vehicle coordinator. ATV accidents claimed 82 Minnesotans from 2007-2011. More than onehalf of the fatal accidents involved an ATV rolling over. Four in 10 fatalities involved alcohol. Ages of those fatally injured ranged from 7 to 94 years old. “ATVs are not babysitters,” Owens said. “If you allow a youth to operate an ATV, make sure the person is trained, fits the ATV, and is constantly supervised by an adult.” Owens said the public’s perception is that most ATV fatalities and accidents involve youths, but that’s really not the case. Recent DNR statistics show a decline in youth-involved incidents, largely due to safety training requirements for those ages 15 and under. “It’s the adults - those who have not completed DNR ATV safety training who are most at risk,” Owens said.

More than 95 percent of those who died had not taken ATV safety training. State ATV laws require youth ages 12-15 and anyone born after July 1, 1987, who is 16 or older, to take ATV safety training before operating on public lands. Owens encourages people to be defensive drivers while operating an ATV, since more than 65 percent of fatal ATV accidents took place in the road right-ofway. Another 25 percent of ATV fatalities happened on private property. Owens urges caution to ditch riders as well. Ditches can be full of hazards such as telephone and power poles, guy wires, electrical and phone boxes, survey markers, culverts and mailboxes. Ditches along state and county roads are closed to ATVs in the agricultural zone from April 1 to Aug. 1. Owens suggests trailering machines to a designated ATV trail. “When riding, stay on designated trails,” Owens said, “Don’t trespass on private property where you don’t have permission to ride. And slow down, since ATVs become less stable at increased speeds. “Always keep safety in mind,” he said. “It just may save a life and ensure that each and every ATV rider returns home safely and ready for another ride.” For more information on ATV regulations go to ohv/index.html.

Aquatic plant removal

Lakeshore property owners can control than a 15 foot wide channel (see above). a modest area of aquatic plants for swim• Controlling submerged vegetation in ming or boat docking without a permit from an area larger than 2,500 square feet or wider the DNR. Cutting, pulling, raking, or har- than 50 feet (see above). vesting submersed vegetation, like pond• Removing or relocating a bog of any weeds, watermilfoil, or coontail, in an area size. for recreation is allowed under the following The DNR aquatic plant management conditions: regulations do not allow the following ac• The cleared area may not exceed 2,500 tivities: square feet in size. • Excavating the lake bottom for aquatic • The cleared area may not extend more plant control. than 50 feet along your shore, or more than • Use of hydraulic jets. one-half the frontage width, whichever is • Using lake-bottom barriers to destroy less. or prevent the growth of aquatic plants. If the cleared area does not reach open • Removing aquatic vegetation within water, a 15-foot wide channel to open water posted fish-spawning areas. may be added. • Removing aquatic plants from unde• The cut or pulled vegetation must be veloped shoreline. removed from the water. For more information about the Aquatic If floating leaf vegetation, like white or Plant Management Program, contact nearest yellow water-lilies interfere with boat access regional fisheries office, phone numbers are a lake shore property owner can mechani- available at the following web pages, http:// cally maintain (cutting or pulling) a channel no more than 15 feet wide, extending to open regulations.html or by calling 651-296-6157 water without a permit, under the following or toll-free 888-646-6367. conditions: • The cleared channel Word Search Answers from May 10 must remain in the same place from year to year. • And the vegetation that is cut or pulled must be removed from the water. A DNR aquatic plant management permit (the permit fee is $35.00) is required if plans include the following: • Using herbicides or algicides. • Removing emergent vegetation, like bulrush, cattails or wild rice. • Installing or operating an automated plant control device (such as the Crary WeedRoller, Beachgroomer or Lake Sweeper). • Removing floating leaf vegetation, in an area larger

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Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine. Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements. Stretch. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone. Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older


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STEARNS COUNTY: Area Hort. Society Plant Sale Sat., May 26 8am-noon. Albany American Legion Picnic Shelter, by City Hall. BEDDING PLANTS: Flowers, hanging baskets for sale. 1 mile North of Burtrum on Hwy. 28. 5/31P WANTED TO BUY: Good slaughter cows, big bulls, also lumpjaw, foundered, lame steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913, cell 320-360-9913. 5/17P you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young. Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts, and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen.


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FOR SALE: 27” color TV, works good, flat screen. Call 320-492-8032. FOR SALE: 1977 Sea Ray 17 ft. 470 Merc Cruiser excellent condition. Call 320-4918444. FOR SALE: Sunfish Sailboat $350; 24’ Palm Beach Pontoon 60HP Johnson Motor $3,500; pontoon lift 3,200 lb 120” beam $4,500; boat lift 3,000 lb 80” beam $3,500; both lifts have canopy, Wayne ½ HP jet pump with pre charged tank $200; 12 gate $75.00. Mound Lake Call 320-573-9301 or 800-328-5934 ext. 8627. 5/17P FOR SALE: Corn stove. Call 320-4923537 or 320-363-8857. FOR SALE: Lake pump, 1hp Simmer self priming. Call 320-285-3615. FOR SALE: 8x12 utility shed on skids and window. Call 320-256-3832. FOR SALE: Outdoor gazebo with decorative frame, new never used, $150. 17754 Dogwood Loop, Big Swan Lake, 320-2855397. FOR SALE: 2004 Ford Freestar SE minivan, 22,000 miles, one owner, $8,750. Call 320-309-5296. FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320-845-2043, leave message. tfn FOR SALE: Big square & round bales of hay. Call Josh, 320-761-0778. tfn HOUSING LAKE HOME FOR RENT: In Grey Eagle on 3 acres. Minimum 6 month contract. Fully furnished. Serious inquiries only. 320285-7786. BP5/17B HOME FOR RENT: Big Birch Lake, furnished 2 br., 36 ft. deck, dock & boat lift, $800/per week. Call 651-485-8888. 5/24P FOR RENT: Seasonal cabin on East side of Big Birch Lake, 1 bedroom, $700 week or $2,500 month. Call 952-953-4568. 5 /24P HOME FOR SALE: Melrose $115,000 will negotiate. Call 320-266-0861.

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