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Hustle leads to success -By Harvey Mackay W h e n Pat Riley was coaching the New York Knicks in the early 1990s, he wanted to motivate his team. The team kept the usual stats on scoring, assists, rebounds and the like, but one year Riley decided to begin measuring hustle – how many rebounds players went for even if they didn’t succeed; how many times a player would make an extra effort to snatch a loose ball; how often someone would make a steal attempt. Riley posted his “Hustle Stats” in the Knicks’ locker room after every game, without any additional comment on his part. Riley’s players took notice and soon became a top-level team. Today’s sports landscape is filled with analytics that chart all these stats. Focus on results, yes, but keep an eye on your level of effort to reach the top. It’s really no different in business. It’s just that the stats are reflected in the bottom line.
I recently saw two T-shirts that grabbed my attention. One said “Hustle or go broke.” The other read, “Hustle now/relax later.” If there was ever a shirt for an entrepreneur, this would be the one. That’s what I did when I started my envelope manufacturing company many moons ago. I basically kissed my wife and told her, “I’ll see you in five years.” It takes that kind of hustle to get a business off the ground. There are a number of attributes a person needs to succeed in life. Two of them are outside our control – talent and luck. Hustle is a third component, and it can definitely be developed and cultivated. Hustling is important for anyone who wants to be successful. Good things may come to those who wait, but only the things that are left by those who hustle. I’ve always felt that it doesn’t take any special ability to hustle, just a deep-down burning desire to get ahead. Anything you lack in talent can be made up with desire. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson said: “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be
done if we are always doing.” Hustlers know they need to develop two skills. First is learning to network. Often it’s not what you know but whom you know. You need to know as many people as possible before you might need their help. And knowing the right people can save time. Second, you have to reject reacting negatively to rejection. Rejection is part of life. You can’t avoid it. Handling rejection is a necessary skill for success, especially in my line of work – sales. You can’t take rejection personally. I like to analyze every failure. I always want to know why people say no to my sales proposals, and I’m not afraid to ask. Was it me? Was it my product? Price? Think about what Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3
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FRIDAY, MAY 18 • Melrose Legion Fish Fry & Meat Raffle from 5-8 p.m. • Upsala Upstage Players present Tonic Sol Fa at 7:30 p.m. at the Upsala High School Auditorium. SATURDAY, MAY 19 • 14th Annual Rock-a-Thon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Senior Center. • Thrivent Lymphoma Fundraiser for Tabitha Holmgren Dinner/Silent Auction from 1-6 p.m. at the Swanville Lions Park Building. WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Potluck/ Bingo Party at 5 p.m. at the center. SATURDAY, MAY 26 • 10th Annual Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions Community Appreciation from 4-8 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Fire Hall. See ad on page 3. SUNDAY, MAY 27 • Grey Eagle/Swanville Knights of Columbus Council Sausage & Egg Breakfast from 8 am.-12 noon at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Grey Eagle. • Memorial Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. MONDAY, MAY 28 • Grey Eagle: 8:45 a.m. St. Joseph’s Cemetery Program; 9:15 a.m. Parade; 10:15 a.m. Lakeview Cemetery Program. • Burtrum: 11 a.m. Parade; Moses Dane Cemetery Program followed by Pot Luck. • Memorial Day Guest Speaker, Vet-
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ALBANY COMMUNITY CENTER • Sundays at 1:30 pm. 500 cards. 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 every 1st Tuesday morning 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
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“The Good Old Days” -By Tom Kuehne Buying
If you took time off from the farm work to go to town, there had to be a good reason. The best reason was that “it’s raining, so we can’t work out-side anyway.” Other reasons of lesser importance include the need to take the eggs to the produce, get some needed parts or possibly a need for some supplements at the feed mill. If the lady of the house was going along, a trip to the grocery store was usually included. Reasons of less frequency included the annual trip to the dentist or doctor and the annual trip to the court house to pay the farm taxes. When the trip to town was anticipated, it included a well planned method of accomplishment. For instance, “I will drop you off at the grocery store and then go to the produce and pick up the feed, by that time you should have the groceries bought and we can head for home.” It was unacceptable to waste time while away from the farm work. Since the trips were very regimented, there was no time to visit any store that was not a part of the planned trip. This saved money, since we were not tempted to buy things that were not an immediate need. Our primary source of new fashion and other items came from catalogs. Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs came twice a year. Sale or Christmas Catalogs appeared at different times during the year. We would page through the catalogs and marvel at the attractive models attired with all kinds of new fashion items. We would usually pick out a few items that we especially would like to have. The catalogs would ultimately find their way to the out-house. The blue colored index pages were the first to be ripped out. They were more soft and comfortable. The regular catalog pages were used later, since they required crushing and hand rolling to soften up the hard, smooth surface. We didn’t want to waste anything. Today we are able to go to a mall, a mega store or the computer. We buy things that are not actually needed, but the merchandisers cause us to buy
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on impulse. Some of these items are never used and are only taking up space in our storerooms, closets or garages. Hmmmm... Some of us were brought up in households that had a strong recollection of the depression years and were very conservative. We assumed these feelings as a part of our thinking. Sometimes we are thought of as being cheep or old fashioned. Now I ask you... is that really bad? For feedback or story ideas, email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help with Health or Life Insurance or for Senior Health Solutions Contact: Tom Kuehne 320-360-0343
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you could have done differently. Then record it in your post-call notes. The next time, you’ll be better prepared. Forbes Magazine recently did a story on the nine habits of productive people. One of them was on focus, specifically using your morning to focus on yourself and what you need to accomplish that day. It’s easy to have focus when everything is going well, but successful people keep their focus when they are staring at defeat. A sure way to fail is to lose focus. Hustlers have intense, laser-like focus. They focus on one thing. Trying to get everything will get you nothing. Hustlers eliminate distractions. Hustlers don’t do things because they have to. They do things because they choose to. They have selfdetermination. They don’t blame others; they keep moving forward. Most of us are scared stiff at the prospect of taking risks. Not hustlers. They embrace risk-taking. They think taking no risks is the biggest risk. Hustlers love what they do. Imran Asghar, founder of the internet auto parts retailer 24/7 Spares, said: “If you don’t truly love what you do it becomes very difficult to excel and experience success. It is much easier to dedicate the majority of your time to something when you are passionate about it. Many people label entrepreneurs that
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Emily Jolkovsky was named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April 2018. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher. Jolkovsky, the daughter of Dr. Richard E. and Dr. Merryn R. Jolkovsky of Avon, Minn., is a 2014 graduate of Saint John’s Preparatory School. She is majoring in art and visual culture and philosophy at Bates.
Pot Luck/Bingo Party Planned at Grey Eagle Senior Center The Grey Eagle Senior Center is planning a May Pot Luck/Bingo Party for Wednesday, May 23rd at 5:00 p.m. (note change of time). Anyone who is 55 years of age or older is invited to attend.
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work nonstop as hustlers – they simply love what they do. Hustlers become consumed with their goals, refusing to stop until they are reached.” Finally, hustlers never quit. They have grit. They love to practice and get better each day. Mackay’s Moral: Rustle up your hustle to build your business muscle. 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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Obituaries Frances E. “Esther” Reuter F r a n c e s E. “Esther” Reuter, age 98 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating and Deacon Larry Lawinger assisting. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Frances Esther List was born March 11, 1920 in Granville, Iowa to Joseph and Elizabeth (Henrich) List. After graduating from high school, Esther taught in a one room school house for several years. On November 4, 1941 she married Melvin “Tim” Reuter in Granville, Iowa. She then became a homemaker and a wonderful mother to eleven children. She was a member of Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Esther enjoyed making rugs, bowling, playing
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M a s s of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie, for Orvill A. Overvig, age 93, of Long Prairie who passed away Sunday at CentraCare Health SystemsLong Prairie. Fr. Kenneth Riedemann officiated and burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Orville August Overvig was born August 7, 1924 in Glencoe, Minnesota, the son of Joel P. and Helga S. (Langlie)
BINGO and helping as a BINGO volunteer for the “old” people, playing cards, especially Pinnacle and Cribbage, and adult coloring. She loved spending time with her family and was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Betty (Clarence) Rooney of Brooten, Ken (Mary) Reuter of Sauk Centre, Dale (Jane) Reuter of Sauk Rapids, Wayne (Carol) Reuter of Sauk Centre, Jan (Ron) Pallow of Sauk Centre, Mary Sue (LeRoy) Kramer of Long Prairie, Joyce (Chris) Hunstiger of Sauk Centre, JoAnn (Larry) Lawinger of Maple Grove, and Anna “Nancy” (C.J.) Locy of Denver, Colorado; 46 grandchildren and 97 greatgrandchildren with one on the way; sisters, Helen Brady of Marcus, Iowa and Mildred (Eldon) Ruden of Merrill, Iowa; son-inlaw, Jack Jones; and Harold’s fiancée, Pam Dougherty. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Tim” Reuter on June 26, 1997; children, Doris Jones, and Harold Reuter; six grandchildren; brothers, Ray and Melvin List; and sister, Edith Delperdang. Serving as casket bearers will be Ken Reuter, Dale Reuter, Wayne Reuter, Jan Pallow, Mary Sue Kramer, Joyce Hunstiger, JoAnn Lawinger, and Anna Locy. Cross bearer will be Betty Rooney and scripture bearer will be Donna Rooney. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.
Overvig. He grew up and attended school near Long Prairie. He continued to help on the family farm and worked on the WPA program. Orville later moved to the Twin Cities and worked at various jobs. Orville served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He married Betty J. Close on May 9, 1953 at Osakis, Minnesota. He farmed near Center City from 1951 until 2001 when they moved to Long Prairie. Orville was a member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie. He belonged to the Little Sauk American Legion Post. He enjoyed playing solitaire and reading. Orville is survived by his children, Arlen, Coon Rapids, William, St. Paul, Cynthia Steed, White Bear Lake, and Gary, Oklahoma City; sister, Alice Olsen, Sauk Centre; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty Jean in 2009, brother, Harold, and sisters, Marianne Mann, Blanche Konzack, Hazel Ecklon and Ruth Hansen.
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Norbert H. Schaefer, age 86 of New Munich, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment was held in the parish cemetery with Military Honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. Norbert Henry Schaefer was born August 22, 1931 in New Munich, Minnesota to Paul and Mary (Hueve) Schaefer. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 through his honorable discharge in 1955. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Krier on April 14, 1959 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Norbert was a dairy farmer who
farmed south of New Munich which was the home place. Upon his retirement, Norbert and Marilyn moved into the city of New Munich. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Men’s Society, and the Knights of Columbus. Norbert always enjoyed good conversation and had lots of fun with his neighbors on the farm and in town. Over the years, he enjoyed bowling, spearing, driving tractor, and playing cards. Survivors include his children, Ruth (Wayne) Klaphake of Melrose, Ron (Maureen) Schaefer of New Munich, and Sharon Richter (friend, Tom Gill) of Albany; eight grandchildren, Andy, Amber, Aaron, Hannah, Ellen, Kate, Jen, and Vanessa; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tori, and one on the way; and brother, Clarence (Mary) Schaefer of Meire Grove. Norbert was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Schaefer on October 25, 2017; parents; sisters, Hilda Weber and Leona Trattles; and brother, Gerald Schaefer. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.
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David “Gene” Benson, 90, a resident of Upsala passed away on Sunday, May 13 at his home, surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Grey Eagle United Methodist Church, with reviewal one hour prior to the service. A private burial with military honors will be held later at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Gene was born July 27, 1927 in Minneapolis to Esther and David Benson. He served in the US Navy for four years during World War II as a Gunners Mate on the USS Cabana in the South Pacific. When he returned from the war, he married his childhood neighbor Audrey Hippe on July 1, 1949. They settled in Richfield where they
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lived for 40 years and raised their family. Gene worked as a Superintendent at BorSon Construction for over 30 years. After he retired they made their home on Mound Lake in Burtrum, MN and spent winters in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming, woodworking and traveling with Audrey. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also very involved with the American Legion and continued to be very patriotic; loving the country he helped defend many years ago. He participated in Memorial Day programs, parades and recognizing veterans who have gone before him. Gene was highly regarded by everyone in his community for his vast knowledge and willingness to help anyone in need of advice or assistance. His expertise will be missed by many. Gene left behind his loving wife of 68 years, Audrey, and his children Michelle (Chip) Cox, Paul (Tammy) Benson, and Missy (Greg) Wokasch. He had seven grandchildren Derek (Kelli) Cox, Jacob Cox, Eric Benson, Angie (Tanner) Ellenberg, Cory Wokasch, Ryan Wokasch and Austin Wokasch. Three great-grandchildren: Jordan Cox, Kennedy Cox, and Benson Ellenberg. Four nieces and nephew: Nancy (Bill) Noon, Barb (Dan) Opitz, Sarah Larson, Brad Hippe. Arrangements are with Miller-Carlin funeral Home.
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The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ralph R. Vos, age 94 of Holdingford, will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 17, at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Ralph died Saturday at the County Manor Rehabilitation Center in Sartell. There will be a visitation after 10:00 AM Thursday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford. Ralph was born February 11, 1924, in Holdingford to Thomas and Rose (Schiller) Vos. He grew up in Holdingford and lived his entire life in the house in which he was born, except for the years during WWII when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in the Pacific. He married Agnes McDonnell on July 15, 1946, in Holdingford. Along with his father and brother, Ralph owned and operated Vos Chevrolet until he retired in 1984. While still in high school, Ralph played saxophone in the Maestro Ray and His Band
K a r e n Peterson, 70, of Burtrum, passed away on May 9, 2018. Funeral services for Karen will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at the Peace United Church in Long Prairie with Pastor Gary Taylor officiating. Friends may begin calling on Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4:00-8:00 p.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville and on the day of the funeral one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held in Bearhead Cemetery at a later date. Karen was born on August 13, 1947, in Cloquet to Melvin and Phyllis (Warren) Hyry. She graduated from Wrenshall High School and traveled to Washington to work as a telephone operator for two years. Karen moved back to Minnesota to attend
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Will Play dance band, where he picked up his smooth dancing skills. Ralph enjoyed bowling, playing on the Holdingford baseball team, and traveling. He especially loved going to Minnesota Twins’ games with Agnes, even though she always cheered for whomever the Twins were playing! He also enjoyed playing poker every Monday night with his friends and 500 every Tuesday afternoon at the Holdingford Community Center. For many years, Ralph was a member of the Holdingford Lions Club and the Holdingford Volunteer Fire Department. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member of the Holdingford American Legion and a devoted member of the Church of All Saints, St. Mary. Ralph is survived by his children, Thomas (Nancy Leigh) Vos, Stratford, CT; Jo Vos, Minneapolis; Judith Vos Sarvis, Grosse Point Farms, MI; and Jacqueline Vos, Minnetonka; grandchildren, Charles (Fran Knechel) Vos, Oak Park, IL, and Douglas Vos, New York, NY); great grandchildren, Simon and Edward Vos, Chicago, IL; and sisters, Dolores Burger, Lindstrom, and Rosemary Heisick, Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Agnes, who died March 14, 2006, his brother Norbert Vos, and his sister Leola Anderson.
St. Cloud State University; earning her teaching degree. Karen met Dean Peterson in college and on November 24, 1971, they were married in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They purchased a farm in Long Prairie Township in 1977. In 2006, Karen bought a house in Burtrum. Karen taught in South Dakota for six years and in 1977 took a teaching position in Browerville; retiring in 2010. Karen volunteered at her church, loved to read and go to the casino. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed dearly. Karen is preceded in death by her parents; husband Dean and brother Melvin Hyry Jr. Karen is survived by her children: Renee (Drew) Schefers, of Foley, Philip (Samuel) Peterson of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; grandchildren: Rebecca, Madison, Michael, Nicole and Jesse; siblings: Evey Mathews, Roxanne Kelly, Robin (Diane) Hyry, Debra Hyry, Maria (Stan) Wenneson, Tammy (Joe) Stuber, Bruce Johnson, Byron (Caroline) Johnson and Randy (Malissa) Johnson.
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Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Grey Eagle for William (Bill) Ostendorf, age 77 of Citrus Heights, CA. Father Ronald Dockendorf will officiate and inurnment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. William (Bill) Emil Ostendorf was born February 25, 1940 in Grey Eagle to Bernard and Mathilda (Woeste) Ostendorf. He attended school in Grey Eagle and graduated with the class of 1958. Bill joined the National Guard in March 1957 and United States Air Force in January 1959. He was a Flight Engineer, Chief Engineer and Senior Enlisted Advisor during his 28 year military
Upstage Players auditions for The Wizard of Oz
The Upstage Players is hosting auditions for its summer community theatre production, The Wizard of Oz. Auditions will be held in the auditorium at the Upsala High School on May 19, 21, and 22 from 6-8 p.m. Those auditioning will be asked to dramatically interpret a short section of the script and sing a part of a song from the movie version of The Wizard of Oz. Young actors who cannot yet read should come prepared to dramatically tell and act out a short story of choice (i.e. “The Three Little Pigs,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”). Visit upstageplayers.org to view a list of characters and possible actor requirements for a role. This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been
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career and retired as Chief Master Sergeant July 31, 1985 from McClellan AFB. Bill was awarded many medals for his distinguished career in the service of his country. His career included the entire Vietnam War and his proudest moments were when he had the honor of escorting POW’s home to America. Bill’s early years were spent on the family farm east of Grey Eagle. He married Veeta Lyons April 5, 1966 in Savannah, GA. After his retirement from the USAF, Bill worked as a greens keeper at a golf course for 10 years until COPD forced him to retire. Bill loved golfing, fishing and camping, but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 51 years Veeta, daughter Katrina, grand-daughter Yasmin all of Citrus Heights; brother Leander, Tempe, AZ; sisters Viola Berscheid, Melrose, MN, Joanne Heffron and Lorraine Folta, Grey Eagle, MN and 43 nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Melvin, Wilfred, Gilbert, LeRoy, Edwin, Vernon, Cyril; sisters Irene, Rita and Anna Mae.
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St. Joseph Church Grey Eagle Catholic Women group celebrated the Kentucky Derby on May 10 by wearing hats. The event recognized 23 ladies who have been members for over 50 years.
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Birth Announcement Marcus Joseph Hemmesch
Dave and Cindy Hemmesch of Melrose are proud to announce the birth of their son, Marcus Joseph Hemmesch, born Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:37 p.m. at the CentraCare Health-Melrose. Marcus weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches in length. Welcoming Marcus home are his big sisters: Agnes 3 years old, and Lucy 1 ½ years old. Grandparents are Val and Bernie Arceneau of Melrose and Leo and Mary Jo Hemmesch of Lake Henry.
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Albany area residents and those who travel Highway 238 through Albany are invited to an informal open house to learn about the upcoming project to reconstruct a segment of Highway 238 near North Lake in Albany. The project requires Highway 238 to close for about 14 weeks. The public open house will be held Thursday, May 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Albany City Hall, 400 Railroad Avenue. Open house attendees will be able to learn about the project’s construction details, detour or other planned traffic changes and schedule, view a layout of the project, speak with project staff, get questions answered and take home project information. The project will begin June 4, and be completed mid-September. The 14-week road closure and detour is scheduled to be-
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The Upsala High School Drama Awards were handed out by advisor Dan Cheney on Monday, May 14 in the Upsala Auditorium. 26 students earned drama letters including twelve first-time letter winners. Audrey Thomas was named Chorus Person of the Year. Alexis Krebs won the Director’s Award. Collin Prom won Most Improved along with Best Supporting Actor. Stefani Pohlmann won the Senior Award along with Best Supporting Actress. Andrew Prokott was named Most Valuable, won Best Performance in a Leading Role, and became one of only a few students in school history to appear in every Upsala production from 7th-12th grade. Pictured (from left) Collin Prom, Alexis Krebs, Andrew Prokott, and Stefani Pohlmann.
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Friends of the Upsala Public Library support reading throughout the community. This spring, Friends donated board books to area churches to be used in Busy Bags or to read in the pews Sunday morning. Friend, Chantelle Frie, delivered books to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Pictured above is (left) Pastor CJ Boettcher from Gethsemane Lutheran Church accepting books from Upsala Friend, Pam Schoon (right).
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Michelle Aleckson, Children’s Ministries committee at Community Covenant Church (left), accepts books from Upsala Friend, Wanda Erickson (right).
Friends of the Upsala Public Library, Marla Swanson (left) shares a $300.00 check with Marilyn Woldstad, (right) manager of the Upsala Area Community Center. The two groups cooperated to bake and sell almost 400 Valentine cookies to raise funds. “Baking together helps both organizations,” commented Woldstad. Swanson agreed, “We hope to continue this tradition for a number of years.”
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Dave Says -By Dave Ramsey Dear Dave, I’m 28, single, and I just became debtfree. In addition, I make $70,000 a year and have the equivalent of six months of expenses set aside for emergencies. Should I save up to pay cash for a house, or is mortgage debt okay? I’d like to keep the price of a new home between $200,000 and $225,000. Since I currently live in a nice apartment, I think I can save about $20,000 a year. What do you think? -Kathryn Dear Kathryn, It sounds like you’re in great financial shape. Congratulations on becoming debt-free! Let’s take a look at both scenarios. If you can save $20,000 a year, that means you’re about 10 years away from a nice, paid-for home, and you’re still debt-free. That’s one option. At the same time, I don’t yell at people for taking out a 15year, fixed-rate mortgage, where the payments are no more than 25 percent of their monthly take home pay. In this situation, you could save like crazy for a couple of years and make a big down payment on a home in the price range you’re talking about. Then, you could pay off that house in just 15 years. I honestly don’t have a problem with either solution, Kathryn, but think about this. Wouldn’t it be great to have your own home, and still be completely debt-free, at 40? It’s something to think about! -Dave Dear Dave, A debt collection agency started calling my office a few weeks ago.
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back on Memorial Day Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson Thinking By Romie Gessell festival. So parents, grandparents if you
It’s crunch time for the 2018 legislative session
Many questions remain as the final days of session are upon us. A full week, including Saturday and Sunday, are available to pass and send to the governor myriad bills that remain. The tax bill has the best chance of passage because of its importance to all those who file tax returns in Minnesota. Without some level of conformity with new federal regulations, we will be on the hook for increased taxes next year, in addition to a new level of complexity in working with the two tax codes. It was announced late last week that the House and Senate had reached agreement on a compromise bill, so I’m optimistic that Gov. Dayton will sign some level of tax conformity. A bonding bill was scheduled to be heard on the floor of the House early this week. Its target number, $825 million, is roughly half the size of the governor’s request and will be a challenge to get passed. That’s because it takes a super majority of 81 votes to approve a bonding bill, which means members of both parties must support it. There is also a wide range of opinion on the importance of such legislation. Bonding is just another way to say “borrowing,” which means the state sells bonds and pays them back with interest over a period of time, usually 20 years. Some legislators don’t think the state should be doing this type of spending, while others feel it’s the best way to help smaller cities and towns with their infrastructure needs. The cost of most of these projects is so high that many local units of government couldn’t afford to pay the entire bill themselves. That’s where the state can
step in with a program called Public Facilities Authority (PFA) funding to either issue grants or low-interest loans to assist with the cost. I am of the opinion that bonding is a good way to provide financial assistance in all parts of Minnesota with local road and bridge projects, in addition to various other local infrastructure demands. A bill I authored has generated a great deal of comment but, so far, not much action. Up to this point, the Legislature has not addressed the situation of compensation to farmers and other land owners for the land they must give up for the purpose of installing buffer strips. My bill would provide a $50 per acre annual tax credit for those acres that meet Minnesota’s standard for buffers. There is general agreement that something of this nature should be done, but securing the funding to carry it out has proven to be a challenge. Depending on how many acres would qualify for the credit, the cost could range anywhere from five or six million dollars a year up to 15 million. The two funding sources mentioned so far are taking money from the general fund or using Clean Water Legacy funding. At this point in a non-budget year, it’s difficult to find that much unencumbered money in the general fund. And there is some opposition to utilizing Clean Water funding because it would take money away from other conservation projects. But, according to the state constitution, the legacy money must be used to “protect, enhance, and restore” the state’s water quality, and to me, that fits with the stated purpose of buffers. We’ll see how this plays out in these final days of session. Rep. Anderson can be contacted by email at rep.paul.anderson@house. mn or by phone at 651-296-4317. To receive email updates sign-up on his webpage at www.house.mn/13a.
Upsala FFA Awarded Grant from Tractor Supply Company Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, recently wrapped its third annual Grants for Growing program which raised a record-breaking $830,000 for National FFA Foundation. 271 grants were awarded impacting nearly 30,000 students. Minnesota Tractor Supply stores collectively raised $3,400 to fund local FFA projects. In Minnesota, two grants were awarded to chapters that requested funding to build or enhance sustainable educational projects. Upsala FFA was awarded a $1,073
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With Memorial Day approaching soon, I have been reflecting where the time has gone. In my childhood years I was fortunate to be able to attend the Burtrum School for my first two years of grade school. When Memorial Day would come around, the community kids and others would come to the school for the Annual Parade event down Main Street of Burtrum. My grandmother, Hazel Richardson, would line us up and we all would have our American Flag and march what we called it ‘down mainstreet’ behind the Grey Eagle High School Band, The Color Guard, and The Women’s Relief Corp. Some of us would even march about a mile out of town to the Moses Dane Cemetery and attend the program there. It was a really big deal to us. When we returned to the school, we would turn our flags back in and get a nickel. A lot of the kids would go down to the grocery store and buy themselves a treat. Yes, there were penny candy and some nickel candy then. As I stated it was a big deal to us. It has been bothering me for some time that the patriotism and respect for our Veterans that fought and died for our country and freedoms seems to be disappearing for the Memorial Day events in our area. It seems to me the kids come to expect that candy gets tossed to them. This is Memorial Day not a town
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Swanville City April 3, 2018 Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Center on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The meeting called to order 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Sandy Lange, Deb Wood, Norm Carlson, Tony Maciej, and Jim Molitor. Also present: Brooke Klein, reporter Sheila McCoy, and Lonny Hutchins. Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting Tuesday, March 6, 2018 were reviewed. A motion was made by Tony Maciej to approve the minutes as printed. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The treasures report was given. A motion was made by Norm Carlson and seconded by Deb Wood to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Brooke Klein, representing Red’s Irish Pub, was present to ask council permission to close Third Street between the Pub and café and possibly closing DeGraff Avenue from in front of the lumber yard to the corner of Third Street for a street dance on August 10 and 11. Tony Maciej made a motion to approved closing the appointed streets, with pending county approval, from Friday afternoon, August 10 to Sunday 3:00 a.m. August 12. Music can be played until 1:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Mayor Lange presented to council Resolution #18-0403 which is authorizing the sale of real property to John Gessell Sr. Lot 4 Block 2 of the North Berkey Avenue Addition. After discussion, Jim Molitor made a motion to accept resolution #18-0403 selling the lot to Gessell and with an option to sell Gessell some land to the north of Lot 4 Block 2 if he is interested. Buyer would need to pay for surveying and recording of the land. Deb Wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Mayor Lange presented to council a land use permit for John Gessell Sr. to build a patio home with attached garage on Lot 4, Block 2 of the North Berkey Avenue addition. P & Z stated the plans meet all the lot requirements. Jim Molitor made a motion to approve the land use permit, Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Brain and Amy Karjala have applied for a home occupation conditional use permit to run a trucking dispatch from their home on Rhoda Avenue. Swanville Planning and Zoning held a public hearing and recommends approving the permit. After discussion, Jim Molitor made a motion to approve the conditional use permit for the Karjala’s. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Reminder of the 2018 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting set for Monday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Swanville City wide clean-up day is set for Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. All city residents can bring their bulky garbage items to the dumpsters located by the city park. There are flyers posted around the city with the fees for electronics, appliances and tires. Any questions about the clean-up day can call the city office. City maintenance man, Lon-
ny, reported he and Jim Molitor met with George Minerich from MN Dept of Health about the well head protection plan. Minerich stated that the snow from main street should be placed other than in the lot next to well one. Lonny will check into loading the snow on main street onto trucks and hauling it to a different location. Lonny also informed the council that the water tower will probably need to be replaced in 10 years. It was advised to have the inside of the tower cleaned and repaired in 2019. Mayor Lange stated she will put $15,000.00 in the budget for next year for the cleaning and repairs of the tower. Mayor Lange informed the council that a public hearing is needed to discuss annexing and rezoning part of the walking trail, rezone land for the softball fields to Public Use, rezone land between North Berkey Avenue & Springbrook Drive to Public Use and to update Swanville’s Planning & Zoning Ordinances. After discussion, it was decided there will be a Public Hearing Meeting before the next council meeting at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 with the regular monthly meeting to follow. The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the council were furnished with a listing. Tony Maciej made a motion to approve the claims. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The next regular monthly meeting will be held at on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 following the Public Hearing at 6:45 p.m. There being no further business, a motion was made by Tony Maciej and seconded by Mayor Lange to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 8:00 p.m. Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/ Treasurer Upsala City May 7, 2018 The City Council meeting was called to order at Upsala City Hall by Mayor Rollie Johnson at 7:00 P.M. The pledge of allegiance was said. On roll call members present were: Mayor Rollie Johnson, Brian Lange, Lana Bartells, and Dennis Westrich; absent: Joan Olson. People present: Resident Stacy Hennen, Community and Economic Development Associates Specialist Reva Mische, Legion Auxiliary President Patti Gunderson, City Engineer Scott Hedlund, City Auditor with Schlenner Wenner Jon Archer, First Response Vice President Garrett Doucette, Public Works Frank Koopmeiners, City Intern Susie Strusz, and City Clerk/ Treasurer Michelle Stevens. Lange moved to approve minutes from April 2, 2018 City Council Meeting, 2nd by Westrich. Motion carried unanimously. Westrich moved to approve minutes from April 2, 2018 Special City Council Meeting, 2nd by Lange. Motion carried unanimously. Lange moved to approve the agenda, 2nd by Bartells. Motion carried unanimously. American Legion President Patty Gunderson shared that the Auxiliary has set Friday, May 18 as Poppy Day and requesting the City proclaim May 18 as Poppy Day. Bartells moved to proclaim Friday, May 18 as Poppy Day in the City of Upsala, 2nd by Lange. Motion carried unanimously. Stacy Hennen expressed her
concerns about the people speeding on Borgstrom Street. She presented a survey that she did via Survey Monkey and shared it with the Council. She also requested to make Borgstrom Street from the park to the school a “School Zone” which would have people drive slower when children are present. A letter from Nancy Westbrock was also reviewed which contained similar sentiment. Jon Archer presented the 2017 audit. Scott Hedlund talked through our sewer infrastructure project and shared how the Preliminary Engineering Report/Environmental Report is needed for the project. He also presented a map which designated the type of pipe we have in our infrastructure. The Council will have a special meeting to discuss this project in detail. Koopmeiners reported on water and sewer levels. The winter decorations are down and the flags are up along Main Street. The Fire Department presented their March minutes. Doucette reported that their calls are quite high this month. Six members will be attending a wilderness search and rescue training. Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 after the parade the First Responders will be having their luncheon fundraiser at the Rec. Building. Stevens reviewed the April Calendar. Stevens explained that her last year of MMCI (Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute) hosted by St. Cloud State University was a very great learning experience and that she graduated from the Institute. Stevens reviewed the Garage Sale Map Lange reported that the Commissioners approved a building permit for a 26’x48’ shed at 311 Borsgrom Street. Held a special meeting on April 25 to discuss the installation of an approach off of Tower Road. They also expressed concern of a dilapidated trailer home that was moved onto a property on West Street. Bartells discussed the progress of Heritage Days. The Rec Board presented their minutes. The Safety Committee meeting is postponed to 6:30 on August 14 at the Fire Hall. Frank is planning to test the water pressure this week at the new Maintenance Building, and informed the Council that filling in the seams in the concrete floor will also be done in the near future. Stevens updated the situation with the Electronic Speed signs. The date for an open house for the new City Hall location and the new Maintenance Building is tabled until the June 4 Council Meeting. Everything Signs created a sign for the new Public Works Building for $250.00. Frank will be in charge of the installation. The book drop at the Library has been replaced; it just needs some minor adjustments. The council learned that the contract with Schlenner Wenner is up this year. Mayor Johnson suggested we send out a survey to ask the people of Upsala what they would like in their community. The survey will go out in the fall newsletter. Today is the first time the City Council has gone paperless at their regular city council meeting. The Council has agreed to use computers to access the City Council Pack-
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et and Agenda again for the next couple of meetings. Lange moved to approve Resolution 5-7-18-1 a Resolution regarding the Administration of the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act, 2nd by Bartells. Motion carried unanimously. Recognition to the Upala First Response Team and Firefighters for escorting the Veterans from the surrounding area as they returned from their trip to Viet Nam. Recognition to our Vietnam Veterans for serving our country at a time when being in the military was unappreciated. And also to all veterans for your service and sacrifice. Lange moved to approve the bills as presented, 2nd by Westrich. Motion carried unanimously. Lange moved to adjourn at 10:00 p.m., 2nd by Westrich. Motion carried unanimously. Michelle Stevens, Clerk/Treasurer Upsala City Special Meeting May 7, 2018 The City Council meeting was called to order at Upsala City Hall by Mayor Rollie Johnson at 6:00 p.m. On roll call members present were: Mayor Rollie Johnson, Brian Lange, Lana Bartells, and Dennis Westrich. Absent, Joan Olson People present: Reva Mische with CEDA – Community Economic Development Associates and City Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Stevens. Mische explained what CEDA can offer as far as financial resources to improve Upsala. Bartell moved to agree to a contract with CEDA starting July 1, 2018, 2nd by Lange. Motion carried unanimously.
Lange moved to adjourn at 6:55 p.m., 2nd by Westrich. Motion carried unanimously. Michelle Stevens, Clerk/Treasurer Burtrum City May 07, 2018 The meeting of the Burtrum City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 7th, 2018 by Mayor Ron Strassburg. Those in attendance included; Ron Strassburg, Carrie Wiechmann, Kevin Rohde, Deb VanHavermaet, and Mitchell Bruggenthies. The meeting minutes from April 2nd, 2018 were read and approved by a motion made by Kevin Rohde seconded by Deb VanHavermaet, upon vote motion was carried and the minutes were accepted. Next the finance report was read and approved by a motion made by Mitchell Bruggenthies and seconded by Kevin Rohde. The City Council then discussed outstanding/routine bills and upon a motion made by Mitchell Bruggenthies and seconded by Kevin Rohde, the bills were paid. Regarding old business, 2 bids were gathered for 10 locations in town for trees that need to be cut down or trimmed. The bids were from GE Tree Trimming and DK from Swanville, a motion was made that we will go with GE Tree Trimming, first by Kevin Rohde and seconded by Deb VanHavermaet. One of the swings on the old swing set needs to be fixed and it was noted that the tarp and flags will stay off this summer due to someone keeps tearing them off. Next, in new business, Wayne Rohde was present, requesting a building permit to expand his shed
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after Memorial Day, and permit was granted and paid. The mayor Ronald Strassburg had spoken with Sheila McCoy early last week and she would like a building permit to put a 16x24 pole shed. Motion was made by Deb VanHavermaet and seconded by Kevin Rohde. Permit was granted and paid. Sharon Erickson was present, topic was brought up of the noise ordinance regarding a generator that has been running for weeks. Randy Strassburg was present inquiring about the city lawn mower that may be coming for sale, and that they would be interested in buying. A letter of resignation was received from Beau Kruger that he will no longer occupy the position as city counsel as of May 7th, 2018. This position is now open and will need to be filled to finish out the term which would be until November elections. The city is also looking into filling a position for a maintenance man, but this will not be a full-time position. If anyone is interested, please appear at the next meeting on June 4th, 2018. City wide and township cleanup day will be held May 19th, 2018 at the Lions Park in Burtrum from 9-11 a.m. As there was no further topics to discuss the meeting was adjourned with a motion first made by Deb VanHavermaet and seconded by Mitchell Bruggenthies, upon votes motion carried and the meeting was adjourned. The next City Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 04, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Burtrum Town Hall. These are unapproved minutes Carrie Wiechmann, Burtrum City Clerk
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May is designated as Mental Health Month, and has been observed as such since 1949. Mental Health America’s theme year is Fitness #4Mind4Body, which highlights the importance of physical and mental health. More information about their campaign, along with daily tips and challenges, can be found at mentalhealthamerica. net. Additionally, the National Alliance for Mental Illness is using May to share the idea that Support is Available. They have partnered with Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) to produce five half-hour long programs on mental illness, which will be aired throughout the month of May. Locally, I would like to share the following resources that may be helpful if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health struggle. The Region V+ Mental Health Initiative website, region5mentalhealth.com, is available to help navigate mental health resources. In addition to resources available, the website lists local events and trainings, as well as a link to the Unmet Needs Survey which helps guide the development of needed services. Wellness in the Woods, with funding from the Region V+ Mental Health Initiative, operates a Peer to Peer Telephone Support line at 1-844-739-6369. The hours of operation are 5pm to 9am. They offer a safe and supportive place for people to call and speak with peers who are there to support and listen to adults experiencing emotional distress. Also, the Crisis Line and Referral Service at 800-462-5525 is available 24 hours a day to provide information about local resources or a connection to crisis services as needed. Crisis services available in our region include Mobile Crisis Outreach and the Safe Harbor Crisis Bed. In addition, the Crisis Text Line is also available 24/7 for mental health support. Simply text MN to 741741 to access their support.
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motivation have helped her to become a very skilled musician on both the trumpet and the horn. She is always ready to jump in to help fill gaps or to help other students to succeed. She served as band president during the 2016-17 school year, and has continued to frequently suggest ways we can improve the experiences of the students in the entire band program, whether coming up with ideas for fundraisers, suggestions for logistics for band events, or ideas for concert or pep music that she feels her peers will enjoy. I know her leadership skills, as well as her commitment to the pursuit of excellence, will take her very far in the future.” Science teacher Jason Lee also said “Abby is a self-sufficient, hard working, and driven student. Whether in her classes or in extracurricular activities, Abby has the drive to make sure she and everyone involved succeeds. Abby has a knack for finding ways to make things work where others might give up. As her chemistry teacher, I have yet to find a topic she hasn’t been able to master.”
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