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Hometown News

Thursday, November 12, 2020


Vol. 20: Issue 29


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Stir up a recipe for success -By Harvey Mackay A sixth-grade girl was running for the post of secretary of her elementary school class. A major part of her campaign was a speech to be given to her classmates, but she had no idea what to say. So she asked her mother for ideas. “Well, you love to cook,” her mom said. “Why don’t you look in a cookbook?” It was the stupidest idea she’d ever heard, but, desperate, the young girl followed her mother’s advice. Then, flipping through the pages, it hit her: Why not write a recipe for what would make a good class secretary? Two cups of good handwriting, one cup of dependability, and so on. Jan Bolick, now a management coach, won the election. But she also learned to look in unusual places for creative solutions. As it turns out, creativity is part of the “recipe” for attaining success. What is success? The answer might depend on whom you ask and the particular stage of their own journey. Yet no matter your age, occupation or dream for the future, achieving success comes down to a few basic factors that will likely shape your future. • Know what you want. Build your dream, craft your vision, write down your goals and then create a plan. Whether you ask for advice or not, never let someone talk you out of something that you have your heart set on doing. As I always say, believe in yourself even when no one else does. • Search for creative approaches. Sticking to the old formula will produce old results. If you can find a new or better way to build the proverbial mousetrap, more power to you. Even little tweaks and bright ideas can make the difference. • Avoid comparisons. You have goals and aspirations that have little to do with what your friends, neighbors or colleagues

are doing. Focus on what you are trying to accomplish and your plan for making that happen. • Cultivate patience. Worthwhile success takes time. If you’re in a rush, you’ll cut corners and ignore warning signs. Take a step-by-step approach that’s focused on long-term results. Go for quick wins only when they’re realistic and valuable. • Cut out negative self-talk. Perfection often gets in the way of achievement. Successful people stick to a path of continual growth and self-improvement so they are constantly working to become a smarter, better version of themselves. • Admit your mistakes. Failure/mistakes are not fatal. When they happen, learn from them. Figure out what went wrong, if you can. Then pick yourself up, get back on your feet and keep moving forward. • Don’t go it alone. Network. Get involved with a group or professional organization of individuals in your field. Include people at all stages of their careers. Stay connected through social media channels, and make an effort to meet in person regularly. Don’t take these relationships for granted. Life should teach you who you are, Oprah Winfrey said in a commencement address she gave at Wellesley College. The media mogul and former talk-show host says for a long time she spent her life wanting to be someone else. She says when she first saw Diana Ross with the Supremes on “The Ed Sullivan Show” she thought, “I want to be like that.” However, she says it took her some time to realize that no matter how many diets she tried – she was never going to have Diana Ross’s thighs. Oprah also says she wanted to be like

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legendary television personality Barbara Walters, and discovered she was not when she could not pronounce “Barbados” on air. “That may be ‘Barbados’ to you but it was ‘Barb-a-does’ to me,” she said. She said she started to laugh on air, which was not very Barbara like. From that moment on, Oprah says she knew that she could be a better Oprah than a Barbara, and she decided to pursue just being herself once and for all. Her phenomenal success was the result of being “demoted” from news anchor to talk show host. She said, “I am just thrilled that I get paid so much money every day for just being myself. But it was a lesson long in coming, recognizing that I had the instinct, that inner voice that told me that you need to try to find a way to answer to your own truth, was the voice I needed to be still and listen to.” Mackay’s Moral: Success is the difference between jumping on the bandwagon and leading the band. 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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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 • Upsala Community Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Upsala. ALBANY TOWNSHIP • Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. • Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. BURNHAMVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Burtrum City Hall. BURTRUM CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. FEET FIRST CLINIC • Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Holdingford City Hall.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION • Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution first Saturday of the Month from 10-11 a.m. at River of Live Church, Sauk Centre. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. FREEPORT SENIOR MEETING • Meets the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. with cards/Bingo/coffee/dessert. GREY EAGLE CITY COUNCIL • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m. STEARNS CO. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY • Meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albany.

SUNSHINE CLUB • Meets every Monday, weigh in starts at 8; meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Village View Apartments, Grey Eagle. ST. ROSA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Park building. SWANVILLE CITY COUNCIL • First Tuesday after the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. SWANVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. at the Swanville Fire Hall. TODD COUNTY REPUBLICANS • Meets second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, Clarissa. UPSALA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Temperatures Date



11/4 72 11/5 63 11/6 73 11/7 66 11/8 68 11/9 52 11/10 30

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Sunny. High: 33 Low: 25

Weekend Weather Saturday

Snow showers. High: 39 Low: 31


Coudy. High: 35 Low: 23

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“The Good Old Days” -By Tom Kuehne Agent Orange

Agent Orange is the name of a product that we remember as being primarily used in Vietnam. Not only Vietnam, but some of the neighboring countries also have remaining damages from Agent Orange. When it was first ordered to be used as both a defensive and offensive weapon of war, those who needed to be exposed to the product by transferring it from place to place were told that it was harmless to the human body, even if it was swallowed. Sometimes what is related to others by ‘experts’ as fact, is later found to be very different. The story of Agent Orange is a definite example of either a lack of, or a total disregard of, evidence regarding product use. Yes, it worked. It killed the foliage with which it came in contact. The forests and fields it touched died. What was ignored was that there were many Vietnamese families that lived in the area where the poison was spread. Some died within a few days of exposure, while the survivors suffered for the remainder of their lives with heart disease, cancers and thyroid problems. Plus, since their food growth had been killed, many died of starvation. Those who were responsible for the transfer and application of the poison also experienced a variety of physical ailments, such as bladder cancer, thyroid problems, heart disease and leukemia. These symptoms occurred for years after exposure to the poison. In recent years, there have been several sponsored trips for Vietnam Veterans. These people were amazed to see the remaining effects of Agent Orange. (Remembering that Agent Orange was used on approximately 20% of Vietnam’s land surface and that it was applied at 7 times the recommended rate.) Now over ½ a century later, these visitors were surprised to see large tracts of land that will not grow anything. They saw people that had been exposed to the spraying, who had extreme

disabilities and disfigurements as a result of the exposure. The ground water near the sprayed area is also poisoned. No mention was made regarding the effects on the animal population. The effects of the exposure didn’t stop with the first generation. Children of those exposed to the poison in Vietnam died or in some cases, were born with extreme physical defects, such as limbs growing from parts of the body that wouldn’t normally have limbs, plus the typical organ problems. In America there have been children born with many problems from exposed parents, the most common being Spina Bifida. We don’t know how long the genetic effects will continue in future generations This story is not typical of “good old days,” but it does need to be addressed as something that effects many individuals and requires that it not be repeated. For feedback or story ideas, email Tom at tom@swanvilleinsurance.com.

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Empty Stocking Program The Empty Stocking Program is currently putting together a list of families with children ages 15 and under that need some help with gifts this holiday season. The child must be a resident of the Grey Eagle/Burtrum area. If your family needs help this holiday season or if you would like to sponsor a family, please call Janine Pohlmann at 320-223-8459 or 320-285-5443 by December 7, 2020.

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Preventing Septic System Freeze-up Problems Minnesota winters can bring severe cold bringing on concerns about our septic systems freezing up, especially when we have little snow cover. As home owners we can reduce the risk of septic system freeze-up. • Repair leaky water fixtures inside your home. Dripping sinks and toilets can cause ice to form in the sewer line from your house to the septic tank. • Place straw mulch (8-12 inches thick) over your sewer pipes, septic tank and drainfield to help insulate the soils from freezing. • Allow yourself the luxury of taking longer showers and baths during cold spells. Keeping the liquids in your septic tank warm will help alleviate some freeze- up problems. • If your system has any cracked or missing inspection pipes or caps over the tank and drainfield, replace them. This situation delivers cold air directly into your septic system and can cause it to freeze up. If your septic system has had a history of freezing up in previous winters, there may be some inherent problems with the septic system that should be addressed. A sewer professional should be able to trouble shoot many of these issues – including: • Repair of sagging or settled pipes that trap water. • Installation of insulation over shallow tanks and inlet/outlet pipes • Regular maintenance including tank pumping and cleaning drainfield distribution lines. • Older drainfields often become “water logged” and no longer drain efficiently cre-

ating a freeze-up potential. Finally, here are a few more tips: • Keep the turf over your drainfield in good shape. A thick green lawn does a terrific job of insulating your drainfield. • Do not park cars, boats, campers etc. over your drainfield. Compaction from heavy vehicles allows frost to go deeper into the soil and parked vehicles prevent snow from making contact with the ground. Snow is a great insulator! Hopefully, we’ll get our share of snow this winter and few of us will have any problems. But if you do have issues, contact your local septic system maintainer for assistance. We hope you have a trouble free winter. If you have any more questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Todd County Planning and Zoning Office at 320-7324420. Good Luck Deer Hunters & Safe Hunting!


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Irene H. Schultz

Photo by Amy Mader.

Birth Announcements

Lucy RuthAnn Moscho

Justin and Amanda Moscho of Spring Hill are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy RuthAnn Moscho, born on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 1:07 p.m. at the CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital. Lucy weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long. She has a big brother Leo 2 years old at home. Grandparents are Dave and Mary Klassen of Melrose, and Duane and Ruth Moscho of Spring Hill. Great-grandparents are Betty Moscho of St. Martin, Allen Dobmeier of St. Rosa, and Don Klassen of Melrose.

Ryker Robert Bredeck

Jessica Stoulil and Jeff Bredeck of Albany are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryker Robert Bredeck, born on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 3:13 p.m. at the CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital. Ryker weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20.75 inches long. He has a big brother Corey 10 years old at home. Grandparents are Stephan Schmidt and Suzanne Pirttila of Albany, and Susan Bredeck of Albany.

Swanville Senior High Student of the Month

Swanville Public School is pleased to announce the October Senior High student of the month, junior Abbie Bryce. Abbie is the daughter of Robert and Joyce Bryce. She enjoys running, watching movies, cooking and shopping. Abbie plans to attend University of Minnesota Duluth. She participates in many school activities, playing basketball, softball and volleyball throughout her entire high school career. She has also participated in theatre, performing in the school play as a sophomore. Abbie stays busy outside of school by working at Shady’s and volunteering with religion at St. Stanislaus. Her achievements

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include being on the A Honor Roll each quarter of her high school career and a personal goal to lose 90 pounds. Kerry Osberg, Art Instructor says, “I have known Abbie Bryce since she came to Swanville Schools from Foley in 2017, and I have really enjoyed being her teacher! She is a very creative, compassionate and trustworthy person, which makes her a joy to work with. As an artist, Abbie is very talented and always strives to do her very best! She is eager to learn new things and her enthusiasm is contagious. She is well liked by all of her peers and very active in sports and other school activities. Her contribution to our school community is greatly appreciated! Abbie’s favorite thing about school is knowing that each day I am. Also, just goofing around with peers, she advises other students ‘You may not be able to buy friendship or even win it, but you sure can creatte it everywhere you go.’” Mathematics teacher Liza Hasse adds, “Abbie is a very hardworking and conscientious student. She strives to always do her very best, and she does it with a smile. She has an outgoing personality that is fun to be around. Abbie takes the time to learn from her mistakes so that she can do better next time. Abbie sets high goals for herself and works hard to achieve those goals. I enjoy working with Abbie and wish her the best of luck in the future.”

Irene H. Schultz, age 100 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A private funeral service will be held on Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Pastor Joe DiVietro officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose. Irene Helen Kliewer was born May 2, 1920 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to John and Helen (Ewert) Kliewer. On October 28, 1945 she married John Schultz in Mountain Lake. In her younger years, Irene worked as a telephone operator. She worked as a teller for the Mountain Lake Bank until 1971. The family moved to Delano and Irene worked for Lundsten Lumber Yard until her retirement. In 1999, Irene and John moved to Melrose to be closer to family. Irene was a former member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake and attended Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre. In retirement, Irene and John started at stained glass company which they enjoyed doing together. Irene was a good seamstress and knitted various items that she donated to the World Vision Organization. She enjoyed baking, reading, and watching the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, and Vikings. Survivors include her children, Marianna (Stephen) Marenfeld of Tucson, Arizona, Elizabeth (Larry) Wehrli of Pearce, Arizona, and Ruth (Karl) Lemm of Melrose; four grandchildren, Jonathan (Jodi) Marenfeld, Peter (Michelle) Marenfeld, David Lemm, and Anna (Chad) Pikus; great-grandchildren, Ava Marenfeld and Nate Marenfeld; and sister-inlaw, Michele Kliewer of Secaucus, New Jersey. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, John Schultz on March 7, 2010; parents; brother, Warren Kliewer; and sister, Elmira Esau. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

Kenneth Freie

Kenneth Freie, 92 of Long Prairie passed away on November 4, 2020 at a hospital in Fargo, ND. There was a Graveside service on Monday, November 9th, 2020 at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Long Prairie. Pastor Noah Wehrspann

officiated. Kenneth was born December 6, 1927 in Long Prairie to George and Alma (Guentzel) Freie. He grew up in Round Prairie Township. After he graduated from the Long Prairie High School in 1946, Kenneth farmed. He proudly served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He was honorably discharged and returned to farming. He married Henrietta Peterson on May 23, 1964 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. Kenneth was a co-operative weather observer for the National Weather Service for 40 years. He began working for the City of Long Prairie in 1964. He worked his way up to the position of Street and Park Superintendent, which he did for quite some time before he retired in 1991. All of the time he worked for the City, he continued to farm. He often said he was too busy to have a lot of hobbies but he really did enjoy involvement in the SquareDancing Club. He was also a member of the American Legion William T Lewis Post 12 in Long Prairie. He is survived by his wife Henrietta, his sister-in-law, Lois Freie of St. Lewis Park and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Harlan and Marvin.

Mike “Mickey” Sauerer

Mike “Mickey” Sauerer age 73, of Avon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 9 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon with Rev. Scott Pogatchnik officiating and Rev. Edward Vebelun concelebrating. Military honors were by the Albany American Legion. Inurnment will be at a later date at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Michael Charles Sauerer was born June 19, 1947 in St. Cloud to Melvin and Frances (Gasperlin) Sauerer. He graduated from Albany High School then served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany, during the Vietnam Era. After the military, he attended and graduated from Dunwoody University to become a baker. On July 7, 1973 he married Patricia Seitz at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. Mike worked at Coborns as a baker for many years before retiring in 2009. After retirement, he did food prepping for Fisher’s Supper Club in Avon. Mike enjoyed baking and cooking to bring his family together often. His grandchildren admired him and were the apple of his eye. He also had a love for Albany High School sports, St. John’s football, Avon Lakers Amateur Baseball, golfing, fishing, and hunting. He was a member of both St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon and the Albany American Legion where he was a part of the drill squad. He was also involved in the Avon Lakers Organization and was an Avon Fire Department Retiree. Survivors include his wife, Patricia “Pat” Sauerer of Avon; daughters, Kim (Jake) McLellan of Richmond, Katie (Scott) Dirkes of Avon, and Krista Sauerer of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Ayla and Eli McLellan and Emmett and Evelyn Dirkes; brothers and sister, Tim (Mary) Sauerer of Albany, Mark (Kathi) Sauerer of Sartell, and Lori (Tom) Krebs of Melrose; and uncles, Curly Gasperlin of East Grand Forks and Larry Gasperlin of Alexandria. Mike was preceded in death by his parents; and infant brother, Thomas Sauerer.

Irene Sowada

The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Irene Sowada, age 66, will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in North Prairie. Visitation will be held from 10AM-11AM at church before the Mass. Irene passed away on Tuesday, November 10 at her home in Bowlus. Irene was born on December 6, 1953 in St. Cloud, the daughter of Leo and Marcella (Blonigen) Gondringer. She graduated from Albany High School, and was a dedicated worker at FingerHut for 43 and a half years until her retirement in September of 2019. She was united in marriage to Norris Sowada on July 19, 1980 in Avon; they shared 34 years of faith and devotion before Norris’ passing in 2014. Irene will remain in the hearts of her children, Amanda (Tim) Gunther, Sarah Sowada, Adam (Katy) Sowada; grandchildren, Landen and Hudsen Gunther, as well as Maddyson Sowada and James Kraemer; siblings, Jim (Joan) Gondringer, Theresa Hollermann, Ken (Linda) Gondringer, LeRoy (Marion) Gondringer, Richard (friend, Denise) Gondringer, JoAnn (Dennis) Gerads, Linda (Dave Schreifels) Gondringer, Susie Gondringer; as well as many nieces, nephews, other extended family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Sowada; parents, Leo and Marcella Gondringer; and brother-in-law, Don Hollermann.

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Jeanette V. Mayers

Jeanette V. Mayers, age 88 of Melrose, died peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 14 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose. Jeanette Veronica Braun was born July 17, 1932 in Greenwald, Minnesota to Arthur and Elizabeth (Wiesser) Braun. She was united in marriage to Donald “Donnie” Mayers on September 6, 1954 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald. They moved around the first few years of marriage before settling in Melrose. Jeanette loved playing music and yodeling. In her younger years, she played on KASM radio and started her own band, Jean and the Rose Tones, and played with the Jolly Fishermen. Jeanette also worked at the Melrose Bakery. She enjoyed playing guitar for many weddings and shower dances, playing BINGO, bowling, and playing cards. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, St. Peter’s Court 1556 Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Christian Mothers. Survivors include her children, Steve Mayers of Melrose, Tom (Tracy) Mayers of Sauk Rapids, Luan (Steve) Weber of Cold Spring, Rick (Jenny) Mayers of Melrose, Brian (Kelly) Mayers of Sartell, and Linda (Harvey) Keller of Melrose; six grandchildren; one stepgrandson; two great-grandchildren with one on the way; and one step-great-granddaughter; brothers and sister, Jerry Braun of Minneapolis, Doris Peters of Blaine, and Dean Braun of Minneapolis; and sister-in-law, Kay Braun of Cincinnati, Ohio. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Mayers on July 20, 2018; son, James “Sticky” Mayers on Oct. 15, 1983; parents; brothers and sisters, Irvin Braun, Marian Ertl, Marci Veldre, Herb Braun, and Cletus Braun; and in-laws, Joan Braun, Edgar Veldre, Bill Peters, Doris Braun, Erwin and Monica Mayers, Jerry and Viola Scholz, Ray and Alda Mae Mayers, Norb and Luella Humbert, and Sylvester Mayers. Serving as casket bearers will be Tom, Rick, and Brian Mayers, Steve Weber, Harvey Keller, and Justin Brickman. Cross bearer will be Luan Weber and scripture bearer will be Linda Keller. Mmemorials are preferred Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

Adeline (Carlson) Beireis

Adeline Pearl (age 93) was born on August 19, 1927 to Carl Adolph & Agnes (Rupprecht) Carlson in Ward Township, Todd County MN. She died on November 9, 2020 at CentraCare Health in Long Prairie of natural causes. Adeline grew up on the family farm and attended the country school through the 8th grade, completing her high school diploma later in life. She loved music, gardening, traveling, and sewing. She married Roland Martin in 1946, and together they traveled across the state of Minnesota with road construction crews. Roland working road construction while Adeline oftentimes was helping the crew with parts runs and various other small jobs as needed. Roland died suddenly in an accident in 1958. While working at the Midget Market in Long Prairie Adeline met Harland Beireis and they were married in 1965. Adeline enjoyed family events, going fishing with friends and family, hunting trips every year to Montana, playing cards, and traveling on many bus tours. She could often be found at the table

Dennis Ritter

D e n n i s Ritter, age 72 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, November 10 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Dan Walz officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. Dennis Joseph Ritter was born November 18, 1947 in Melrose, Minnesota to Roman and Edith (Maus) Ritter. After he graduated from Melrose High School, he served in the United States National Guard, completing a six-year term. On November 23, 1968 he married Judith Sand at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony (near Albany). Dennis started working at Kraft in Melrose in the plant and then as a field representative and became known to many as the caramel man. During his time at Kraft, he purchased the family farm in 1982 and started farming full time in 1991. He retired from milking in 2013 and continued farming. He also drove bus for Melrose Area Public School and for high school sporting events. Dennis was an active member, usher, and janitor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He was a member of the St. Rosa Lions, Holy Name Society, and board member of the Sauk River Watershed. Dennis enjoyed farming, hunting, playing cards, going to sporting events, being involved with his grandchildren, and most recently riding around on his side by side. Survivors include his wife, Judy Ritter of Melrose; sons and daughter, Randy Ritter of Albany, Brian Ritter (Jen Hanan) of Avon, Kurt (Tiffany) Ritter of New Munich, and Cindy (Adam) Hellermann of Melrose; grandchildren, Stephanie (Chad) Mergen, Alisha Ritter, Tyler and Derek Ritter, Kaydence Bertram, and Bradley, Brett, and Bria Hellermann; brother and sisters, LuVerne (Jean) Ritter of Melrose, Joann Ritter of Melrose, and Edna (Marvin) Goebel of Albany. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Timothy Ritter; and granddaughter, Peyton Ritter. Serving as casket bearers were Tyler Ritter, Derek Ritter, Bradley Hellermann, Brett Hellermann, Stephanie Mergen, and Kaydence Bertram. Cross bearer was Alisha Ritter and scripture bearer was Bria Hellermann. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

Alvarius J. “Al” Lieser

Alvarius J. “Al” Lieser, age 88 of St. Martin, died peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Carris Health Care Center and Therapy Suites in Willmar, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 13 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin with Rev. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B. officiating. A family inurnment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the Mass at the church. Alvarius John Lieser was born June 21, 1932 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Aloys and Agatha (Fuchs) Lieser. On September 20, 1955 he married Alma Rolfes at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Farming. In 1967, the couple started farming in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County for many years. In 2010, the couple moved to St. Martin. Al enjoyed bowling, playing cards, either listening to or watching the Minnesota Twins. He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin and was secretary for the St. Martin Co-Op Board for many years. Survivors include his children, Sandra (Melvin Michels) Sheets of Hawick, Karen (Michael) Hecimovich of Belgrade, and Kevin (Jolene) Lieser of Lake Henry; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Genevieve “Jenny” (Vernon) Welle of Spring Hill, Leona Spanier of Hemet, California and Paul (Judy) Lieser of Spring Lake Park; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha Fasen of Sartell, Theresa Backes of St. Cloud, Andrew Rolfes of St. Anna, Leora (Jack) Burg of St. Martin, Gene Lesser of Wayzata, and Irene Schmidt of Hermantown. Al was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Lieser on June 24, 2013; parents; infant brothers, Cyril and Peter Lieser; brothers, Werner Lieser. and Alvin Lieser; sister, Leora Lesser; brothersin-law, Dave Schmidt, Ray Rolfes, Art Fasen and Jim Spanier; and sister-in-law, Delores Rolfes. Serving as honorary bearers will be Crista Pauls, Kurt Lieser, Brooklyn Gottwald, Jessica Anderson, Austin Pauls, Kajae Lieser, and Tyler Anderson. Cross bearer will be Kylie Pauls and scripture bearers will be Carrie and Hannah Blakesley. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

Roma Jean Timmer

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie for Roma Jean Timmer, 93 of Long Prairie who passed away on November 7, 2020 at the Long Prairie Nursing Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Fr. Omar Guanchez will officiate and burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Roma Jean “Jeannie” Spieker was born on April 18, 1927 to Henry and Romana (Rosch) Spieker in Long Prairie. She graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1944. After graduation she went to work for Henry Schroeder at the bank now known as American Heritage. On August 28, 1950 she married Raymond Timmer at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church in Long Prairie. They lived in Freeport for a short time and then moved back to Long Prairie where she worked as a bookkeeper for Hart’s Department Store. In the years that followed, along with being a homemaker, she became the full-time bookkeeper for the businesses Ray and she owned and operated including Long Prairie Livestock Market, a cattle leasing business, Timmer Dairy Farms and milk stores and the Warehouse Foods Grocery Store. She also enjoyed doing embroidery, having a good casino day and her word search books. Most of all she loved family time with the granddaughters and great-grandchildren. She is survived by daughter, Mary Kraus (Blair Hetland); granddaugters, Jessica (George) Ehrlichman, Jennifer Thelen, Jaclyn (Jesse) Dumonceaux; great-grandchildren, Cole (Steph) Kellen, Allie (Austin Simmon) Kellen, Mitchell Tesch, Alyssa Thelen, Tyler and Macy Dumonceaux. She was preceded in death by Ray, her husband of 60 years, her parents; sister, Evelyn Asmus, sons-in-law Colin Durant and Roger Kraus.

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Grey Eagle Township • November 2, 2020 Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm. Members Present: Ron Frericks, Ray Bense, Mary Ann Primus, Mike Rohe & Erv Herdering. Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. The fire board meeting was added to the agenda. Ray made the motion to accept the agenda as amended. Mike made the second. Motion carried. Approval of Minutes: The clerk provided copies of the October 5, 2020 minutes to the board. Mike made the motion to accept the minutes. Ray made the second. Motion carried. Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims for October. Claims included claims numbered 3502-3515 for a total of $18,876.09. Claims were reviewed and discussion on which claims would be included in the Cares Act grant. Ray made the motion to approve the claims as presented. Mike made the second, Motion carried. Mail included letters from Todd County P & Z- they are looking for individuals to serve on the Planning Commission – District 4. Sauk River Watershed is asking persons to review the draft of the Sauk River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan. Letter from First State Bank about consolidating their locations. Ron received a call about placing a sign at BBL access notifying lake users about the zebra mussels. Board members were ok with the sign placement as long as it didn’t interfere with access traffic. Road and Bridge Report: Ray stated not much to report on. Erv will work on culvert on Ascot Rd. Erv then presented the new snow contract. After discussion on rates, Mike made a motion to accept the new contract. Ray made the second. Motion carried. Additional agenda item: Pay rates for election judges was set at $15.00 per hour and $20.00 per hour for the head election judge. Fire board meeting will be November 24, 2020 at the Grey Eagle Fire Department meeting room. Ron and Mary Ann appreciate all the local businesses that were part of the hall upgrades; especially all the work was done in time to submit to the Cares Act. The office chairs that were replaced are available to anyone interested. Contact Ron or Mary Ann. Adjournment: Motion by Ray to adjourn the meeting. Mike made the second. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm. Submitted by Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treasurer Minutes not approved. Swanville City • October 6, 2020 Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Center on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The meeting was called to order 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Sandy Lange, Deb Wood, Norm Carlson, Jim Molitor, and Tony Maciej. Also present: Sharon Blumke, Clif Allen, Terry Lanoue, John Dragseth, Lonny Hutchins, and reporter Sheila Bergren. Minutes from the September 8, 2020 Swanville City Council meeting were reviewed. After discussion, a motion was made by Tony Maciej to approve the minutes. Jim Molitor seconded


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the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The treasures report was given. A motion was made by Deb Wood and seconded by Norm Carlson to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Sharon Blumke presented her land use permit application to have a 14’x20’ or 12’x20’ storage shed put on her land in back on her property on North Berkey Avenue. Lonny Hutchins representing P & Z approved the permit. Jim Molitor made a motion to approve the land use for Blumke. Deb Wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. A land use permit was received from John Hoogenhaus. He would like to add an 8’x40’ cement slab by his garage on his property in Forest Hill Lane. Hutchins approved the permit. Tony Maciej made a motion to approve the land use permit. Deb Wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. City Engineer, Clif Allen, Moore Engineering, was present to go over with council a grant that is available to the city for up to $600,000.00 from the Small Cities Development Program, a grant issued by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This grant is commonly matched up with Rural Development funding. Allen explained for Moore Engineering to fill out the grant application for the city there will be a fee of $6500.00 and needs to be sent in by November 17th. After discussion Mayor Lange made a motion to have Allen proceed with the grant application. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Terry Lanoue, from Long Prairie Sanitation, was present to ask the council if the pickup day for refuse for the City of Swanville can change from Friday to Monday. Norm Carlson made a motion to have LPS change the pickup date to Monday for refuse and every other Monday for recycling. Deb Wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Lanoue stated he will send out calendars to all residents with the new date for each month and recycling pickup will be every other Monday as well. Pickup will start Monday, October 26th. Federal CARES ACT money items purchased this month included automatic door openers for the Swanville Center, hand sanitation stations and sanitizers put up in city owned buildings, and $843.52 paid out to Swanville First Response Team for supplies. After discussion Jim Molitor made a motion to purchase tablets for council members to have zoom meetings, a TV and equipment to have televised meeting and purchase park benches for city parks. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. City maintenance man, Lonny, stated the lawnmower has over 780 hours on it and the warranty is off. Council asked Lonny to have a quote for a new mower by next meeting. Otherwise all the equipment was getting ready for the winter months. The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the council were furnished with a listing. Jim Molitor made a motion to approve the claims. Tony Maciej seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The next regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm, this change taking place because of Election Day on November 3, 2020. There being no further business, a motion was made by Tony Maciej and seconded by Deb Wood to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 8:50 pm. Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/Treasurer

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November 5, 2020: Their office was contacted by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and advised to be on the lookout for a Blue Dodge Durango occupied with a male and a female subject. Stearns County advised that the male suspect had multiple warrants and was known to frequent the southwest portion of Morrison County. At approximately 4:06 pm, a Morrison County Sergeant located the vehicle on 90th Avenue and 60th Street, just north of Elmdale, MN in Swan River Township. The Morrison County Sergeant attempted to stop the vehicle and the suspect fled, driving through fields and eventually getting stuck in a swamp south of 95th Street and west of Great River Road, in Swan River Township. The two occupants then fled on foot. The Sheriff’s Office along with several other agencies secured a perimeter while drones and two K-9 teams searched the area. After a five-hour search of the area the subjects were not located. On 11-6-2020 at approximately 8:40 am, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office located two subjects walking along Great River Road, south of 95th Street, wrapped in blankets. When approached by deputies, the male subject took off running and was immediately apprehended along with the female subject. It has been confirmed these are the two subjects that fled from deputies the night before. According to the Sheriff’s Office,

26-year-old Timothy Haberman of St. Cloud, MN and 26-year-old Cathleen Letson of St. Cloud, MN were taken into custody. Haberman is being held in Stearns County Jail pending formal charges. Letson was interviewed at the scene and information was passed onto Stearns County Investigators. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Little Falls Police Department, Motley Police Department, Royalton Police Department, Rice Police Department, Morrison County Public Works Department, Minnesota DNR and Mayo Clinic Ambulance. An emergency alert was sent to residents within the area of where the suspect vehicle was located. The alert advised residents to shelter in place due to the nature of the incident. The alert reached 256 residents and/or businesses in the area. Morrison County encourages all citizens to sign up so they can receive important public safety information. County residents can sign up for the alerts using the county’s opt-in portal on the Morrison County website. Go to www. co.morrison.mn.us and click on the ‘Residents’ tab at the top of page. Under ‘Living Here’ click on ‘Everbridge Emergency Notifications. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen appreciates everyone who assisted at the scene, to include multiple neighbors in the area who provided equipment and other resources.

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