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Prepare for the future by learning from the past -By Harvey Mackay A farmer famed for his agricultural know-how once hired a neighbor’s teenage son to help him do the spring plowing. The farmer believed in letting people do their work without undue supervision, so he placed the boy on the tractor and went over the hill to work on another field. Anxious to plow straight furrows, the inexperienced, teenager kept looking over his shoulder to check how he was doing. Despite this precaution, he was dismayed to find that, by the time he reached the edge of the field, the row he was plowing was noticeably crooked. He tried and tried but he was unable to keep the rows straight. When the farmer came back to see how the young man was doing, he instantly saw what was the problem. Taking the boy aside, the farmer told

him in a calm voice, “You can’t plow a straight row if you continually look back. You must keep your eyes focused straight ahead. And always remember where you’ve been.” So it is with a lot of important tasks in life – don’t just look back, and focus on the future. Our eyes are in front of our head because it is more important to look ahead than to look back. Satchel Paige, one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time, was asked by a writer for Collier’s Magazine about his philosophy of life since he seemed ageless. One of them was “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” I don’t know of a single company that doesn’t hope to be in business beyond the end of the day. That’s why planning and goal-setting are such important activities. An organization that doesn’t take those jobs seriously has already doomed its own future. Whether you hope to start your own business, aspire to advance in the organization you currently work for, or just want to support your employer’s success the best you can, understanding how a business grows and survives is

a critical skill. These factors influence your fortunes and your organization’s growth over the long haul. Pay close attention to them. • Trust. Whatever your role, concentrate on keeping your word and living up to your values. Customers and co-workers want to know they can depend on you. Management takes notice of and values trustworthiness above just about every other trait. You also need to be aware of your organization’s trustworthiness as perceived by customers and vendors. • Decisiveness. Learn to make decisions promptly instead of waiting for every last piece of data. An imperfect decision that you can correct later is usually preferable to a right answer that comes too late. Every decision you make could potentially affect your organization’s future. • Competition. Study your market and get to know everything you can about other players in your industry. You don’t want to be caught off guard by a rival’s new idea, and you don’t want to always be on the defensive against what the competition is up to. Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 • Chili & Soup Supper & Silent Auction from 5-7 p.m. at the Upsala Community Center. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 • Public Square Rosary at 12 noon at St. Mary’s, Upsala parking lot. • 45th Annual Meatball Supper from 4-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle. See ad on page 3. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 • Harvest Tater Bar from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albany. • 11th Annual Spud Fest from 4-7:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Upsala. See ad on page 3. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 • St. John’s-St. Andrew’s Oktoberfest from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church basement, Meire Grove. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Meeting at 11 a.m. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 • St. Rosa Jaycees Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church basement, St. Rosa. • Melrose Legion & Auxiliary Fish Fry & Meat Raffle from 5-8 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 • Vendor/craft Show from 12-5 p.m. at the VFW, Osakis. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 • St. John’s Catholic United Financial Potato Pancake & Sausage Supper from 2:30-7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church, Meire Grove. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Halloween/Potluck/Bingo Party at 5 p.m. at the center.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 • Bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s School, Melrose. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 • Holdingford Craft Sale from 9 a.m.3 p.m. at the Holdingford Legion & City Hall. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 • Folk & Old Time Music & Potluck starting at 1 p.m. at the Villagle View Apartments, Grey Eagle. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 • Sacred Heart School Annual Soup & Rummage Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church basement, Freeport. • Craft & Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. at Word of Life Church, Upsala. ALBANY COMMUNITY CENTER • Sundays at 1 p.m. 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 at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE SENIORS • Exercise Classes every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Grey Eagle Senior Center. GREY EAGLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m. HELPING HANDS EXERCISE • Exercise & Line Dancing Every Wednesday at 9:15 a.m., Holdingford City Hall. HELPING HANDS COM. LUNCH • Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Holdingford Legion. STEARNS CO. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY • Meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albany. SUNSHINE CLUB • Meets every Monday, weigh in starts at 8; meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Village View Apartments, Grey Eagle. ST. ROSA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Park building. SWANVILLE CITY COUNCIL • First Tuesday after the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. SWANVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. at the Swanville Fire Hall. UPSALA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. UPSALA COMMUNITY CENTER • Exercise Program every Monday at 10:15 a.m.

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“The Good Old Days” -By Tom Kuehne School Lunches Remember having lunch in grade school? Whether you ate school lunch or brought your own from home, it was definitely a special part of the day. If you had a homemade lunch, the largest portion was usually bread. Homemade bread coated with butter, lard, crushed fried bacon with bacon grease, jelly, peanut butter or some other mixture that was readily available in mother’s kitchen. Some meat or cheese product was also added to the box, along with an apple or cookie. Smoked and cured meats were common, since they were frequently home-made and they

could be stored in a lunch box without refrigeration. Sometimes there may be a little note from mother saying, “have a good day” or “I love you” along with a bottle of juice or milk. My grandmother had a special treat for her kids lunch boxes. There was always a ready supply of cottage cheese, because most of the milk was separated creating a large amount of skim milk. “Thou shalt not waste food,” so the humans tried to use as much of it as possible and feeding the rest to the pigs. Grandma would make golf-ball sized balls of cottage cheese, place it on a board and place it in the cellar for a month. When her kids took them out of the lunch box, they were told to go away from the rest of the students and if the weather permitted, they needed to eat in the school entry room. Once you got past the smell, the balls were actually edible. And then there were school lunches.

Harvey Mackay continued from page 2

• Records. Be meticulous in documenting your activities. Good records help you preserve ideas, establish your credibility, and prove your point when the facts aren’t clear. This applies to finances, employees, ideas, and everything else you and your organization are responsible for. • Network. Build relationships and connections with a wide variety of people in and out of your industry. Your network can be a source of ideas, employees and advice, but it can take time to build up. Take advantage of any opportunity to meet new people who can help you and whom you can assist in return. As I like to say, “dig your well before you’re thirsty.” The time to establish a network is before you need it. And in the future, you will in all likelihood need to turn to your network for a variety of issues. • Patience. Concentrate on incremental progress, not blockbuster victories. Establishing a habit of slow but steady success will build everyone’s confidence and minimize risk. Overnight successes almost never happen overnight – they are usually the result of months or years of hard work. • Learning from the past is perhaps the best way to prepare for the future. Always remember where you’ve been. Baseball “philosopher” Yogi Berra offered a memorable observation about the nature of the future. Having witnessed the extraordinary progress of a rookie just breaking into the major leagues, Yogi remarked: “His future is ahead of him.” Mackay’s Moral: The person who does not look ahead remains behind. 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

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Albany Senior Dining

Mon., Oct. 15: Ground beef stroganoff, egg noodles, green beans, dinner roll, ice cream. Tues., Oct. 16: Roasted pork loin w/ baked apple slices, stuffing, roasted vegetable medley, baked peach cobbler. Wed., Oct. 17: Country fried steak, potatoes, gravy, squash, pears. Thurs., Oct. 18: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, peas, pudding w/topping. Fri., Oct. 19: Roast turkey, potatoes, gravy, country trio veg., jello cake. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ Mon., Oct. 15: Sweet & sour chicken, rice, salad bar, dessert. Tues., Oct. 16: Harvest day. Wed., Oct. 17: Taco salad, chips, dessert. Thurs., Oct. 18: Chicken salad w/almonds & cranberries, soup, salad, dessert. Fri., Oct. 19: Tuna salad sandwich, soup, salad bar, dessert. Bread, milk and coffee served with each meal. Albany: 320-845-4070

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BREAKFAST: Tuesdays & Fridays 7-10 a.m.: Eggs, meat, pancakes, French toast, pancakes, toast, biscuits & gravy, & beverage. No reservations needed. Mon., Oct. 15: Chicken strips, potato wedges, Calif. blend, cookie. Tues., Oct. 16: BBQ riblet on bun, baked beans, coleslaw, fruit cup. Wed., Oct. 17: Roast beef, potatoes, gravy, baked squash, whipped jello. Thurs., Oct. 18: Beef stroganoff, egg noodles, dinner roll, mandarin oranges. Fri., Oct. 19: Cook’s choice. Bread, milk and coffee served with each meal. Call a day before you choose to dine. Upsala Community Center: 320-573-4435

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They were usually accompanied with many verbal directives. “Stay in line, no shoving, no pinching, did you wash your hands, stop pulling hair, lets hold down the noise.” If you violated one of the directives, you could be moved to the back of the line. After the class was seated at the lunch table, all bowed their heads, after which came the directive that frequently caused some problem. “Now shake your milk,” because it was not homogenized. “Now open your milk.” Milk was provided in a glass bottle with a re-enforced paper plug or cap in the bottle. Opening the top frequently caused the cap to pop out and splash milk on the student and a couple of nearby kids. Sometimes it would involve a female with a new dress and she would not be happy. The hot lunch at school was usually something that the kids enjoyed. The favorites were hamburger gravy on bread, spaghetti hot-dish, chili and the Friday favorite, tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. The smell of cooking would flow up out of the kitchen and make everyone hungry. There was one time when we were introduced to an unknown food.

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Something that rural Minnesotans never ate before. The kids were saying that we were being fed dried worms, so if you ate it, your taste was definitely questionable. Many of those meals were put in the garbage. From time to time that Chinese food was served and over time the students began to enjoy it. In our country, warm school lunches have become a commonplace part of our culture. We tend to forget a time when they didn’t exist. Many countries have no facility to produce lunches at school. Some schools offer breakfast for students who have that special need. Good nutrition has been found to be a factor in the student’s ability to learn. Have the school lunches improved the learning of today’s students or are they just bigger than we were. Maybe it’s the availability of snacks that makes them grow. Whatever the cause, we find that we are now the shorter generation. For feedback or story ideas, email Tom at If you need help with Health or Life Insurance or for Senior Health Solutions Contact: Tom Kuehne 320-360-0343

Halloween at Stearns History Museum

Halloween Historia will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at the Stearns History Museum, 235-33rd Ave. S. Join us for this family-centered program. Ride a hay wagon through Heritage Park. Find your way out of a tricky hay bale maze. Pet a llama, miniature goat, or pot-bellied pig at the petting zoo. This popular fall event is a community tradition for area families – providing an opportunity for children, parents and grandparents to enjoy Halloween customs and learn a bit about our area’s history. Families are encouraged to come in costumes ready for an exciting nonscary afternoon that also includes crafts, face painting, and the popular Halloween Scavenger Hunt. Halloween Historia is peanut-free. Gluten-free and sugar-free treats also are available upon request. There is a Mouse Magic

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Obituaries Sue A. “Susie” Hiltner

Sue A. “Susie” Hiltner, age 54 of Melrose, died unexpectedly from complications of diabetes on We d n e s d a y, October 3, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. On this day, God took her home to be pain free. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday, October 7 with words of remembrance at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Sue Ann Hiltner was born August 8, 1964 in Paynesville, Minnesota to Raymond and Alice (Mohs) Hiltner. She held numerous jobs in Sauk Centre and was currently working at Walmart for the past 15 years. Susie adored her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed everything when it came to the kids. Birthday parties, decorating cookies, taking them to the park and zoo, whatever it had to do with the kids, she was all over it. Susie was the family

Alan R. King

Alan R. King, age 70 of Grey Eagle, MN, formerly of Mpls. died September 20, 2018. A Memorial gathering was held Sunday, September 30. Al was a decorated Vietnam Veteran and a retired Mpls. Fireman. Al is survived by daughters Amy Kamprud and Molly King; grandchildren Kelsey, Alissa, John, Ty and Nation; sisters Carol and Marilyn. He was preceded in death by parents Elmer & Winnie; sisters Kathy, Sharon and Pat.

Santa Claus and loved and cherished every minute of it. She also enjoyed watching cartoons and her wonderful collection of Disney movies. Sue will be remembered as a great person who had a heart of gold. She would do anything and everything for anybody. Survivors include her mother, Alice Hiltner of Melrose; life partner, David Fox and his children whom Sue acted as their mother, Cammi, Amanda, and Tiara and their children whom Sue acted as their grandma, Madison, Oliver, Marlee, Riley, and Destiny; sisters and brothers, Lori Heath of Maple Grove, Lynn (Loren) Pundsack of Melrose, Don Hiltner of Melrose, and Ron (Tammy) Hiltner of Sauk Centre; nieces and nephews, Mallory (Erik), Kyle (Amanda), Stephanie, Donald, and Cassandra. Sue was preceded in death by her daughter, Shana; cat, Shawna Kitty; David’s sons, Brandon and Destin; brother-inlaw, Tim Heath; father, Raymond Hiltner; sister, Jan Marie Hiltner; and grandparents, Caroline Mohs, and John and Agnes Hiltner. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

Donna Mae Browen

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services Saturday at the church in Long Prairie. Full obituary published last Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

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female) and according to statistics over 50 percent of those deaths were committed by a firearm. In 2018, Minnesota alone has to-date 11 known deaths due to domestic violence, and since 2000 Minnesota has had 565 known deaths due to Domestic Violence. Todd County had 2 deaths in 2017. That is an enormous amount of loss and grief for families, our communities, states and nation. If you know someone in an abusive relationship, please reach out, make a difference in these numbers. Hands of Hope Resource Center is located at 347 Central Ave. in Long Prairie. Our phone numbers are 320-7322319, or crisis line is 1-800-682-4547. We can also be reached on the internet, Facebook, and Instagram. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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By Connie Nelson Hands of Hope Resource Center Every month on our yearly calendars is a commemoration of awareness of one thing or another. October seems to have a theme of sorts, as it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Bullying Month, National Crime Prevention month and also safe schools has a week during October. Very fitting, as all of these concerns go hand in hand. As communities, I would certainly imagine that we do all we can to keep our schools safe, inside and out, structurally and behaviorally. We do all kinds of bullying campaigns, have zero tolerance policies, and hold bullies accountable for their actions. We do all we can to prevent crimes in our neighborhoods, we have Neighborhood Watch organizations, law enforcement cruising our streets and roads and I Phones to snap pictures of anything that we think is unusual. So how about Domestic Violence, what do we do about that?? Do we call law enforcement when we hear screams coming from our neighbors home, do we intervene when an abuser is name calling or otherwise acting with violent tendencies, do we listen to someone when they want to talk to us about what’s happening to them in their home and let them know we are there for them, or make a referral to Hands of Hope Resource Center, where they can share their story with assured confidentiality and respect from advocates that are trained to assist them in finding resources such as housing, counseling, financial assistance, and other needed resources. We can also provide safe housing, and or connect victims with shelters, if that is what is needed. All services are FREE of charge. I know that we don’t want to believe that people can do the terrible things that we hear about every week on the news, specifically those who are supposed to love and care for one other. In the United States at least 3 people lose their life to domestic violence each day, so that is like over a thousand people a year killed by an intimate partner, (94% of victims are



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An inspiring choir composed of individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction will appear at the Community Covenant Church, in Upsala, MN on Sunday, October 14th, 2018. The choir will perform at their 10:15 a.m. service. Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir is known statewide, having performed at over 400 churches in 2017. The choir’s contemporary Gospel and Praise songs will be accompanied by the client’s inspiring stories of addiction recovery. Additionally, representatives from the program will be available following the service to answer questions about the programs of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge. The event is open to the public and all are welcome. Their campus director states, “You don’t want to miss the message of hope brought by the MnTC Choir. Their stories will move your heart and renew your hope!” For more than 25 years, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. They are one of the largest, most effective, and most affordable programs in the nation with campuses in Minneapolis, Brainerd, and Duluth, Minnesota. Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge offers both a long-term faith based recovery program and shorter-term treatment programs allowing us to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years. Every Sunday, client choirs visit

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regional churches where they share inspirational songs and personal stories of their recovery from addiction. The choir provides a unique learning environment and plays an integral part in the recovery process as residents truly benefit from giving vocal expression to the life change that they have experienced. For more information, contact Camille Lartigue at 218-833-8760.

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Community Snapshots

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Swanville Jr. High Student of the Month Swanville School is pleased to announce Isaac Johnson as the September Junior High Student of the Month. Isaac is the son of Josh and Bonnie Johnson. His hobbies include playing football, baseball and card games. He also enjoys hunting, snowmobiling, fishing, and playing the drums. His fuCedar Lake Area Upsala, MN



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ture dreams are to learn about the family business and possibly own it one day. In school he has been involved in football, baseball, and band since seventh grade. In eighth grade he participated in the Fluid Power challenge and in ninth grade became a member of the Student Council. Outside of school he is active in his church attending the Risen Youth Group at the Long Prairie AG church as well as helping with children’s church, fundraising, and participating in kitchen serving. Isaac received Student of the Month in eighth grade, and has made it into the school spelling bee. What he enjoys most in school is participating in sports, hanging out with friends and he also likes band. His advice to other students is: “If you want something, work hard for it and don’t give up.” Isaac volunteers many hours assisting janitor Ken Hager in cleaning up after sporting events. Ken says that “Isaac is a kind, respectful student and an excellent helper. Isaac takes initiative. He knows what needs to be done, he is trustworthy, and he always does a good job.”


Swanville Elementary’s first 2018-2019 students recognized for our “PAWSitive Behavior.” Teachers and staff are looking for specific positive behaviors each month and selecting students to be recognized for this behavior! In September the teachers’ goals were to select at least 2 students who demonstrated kindness and caring for classmates or student friends- being helpful, or supportive. Each month a different general positive behavior theme will be suggested. The students receive a PAW written up with their name and what they were caught doing well, and the parents/guardians of these students receive post cards in the mail recognizing the special behaviors. Pictured are (front from left) Dominic Holmquist, Maranda Mollner, Autumn Hinton, Isaac Gapinski, Trevor Hanson, Maci Allen; (back) Mya Proell, Rylan Johnson, Logan Gallus, Ellie Johnson, Cale Strandberg, Alice Notsch, Aubree Schaffer, Morgan VanHeel, and Noah VanHeel. Missing: Abby Morris and Alex Karnes.

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Birth Announcement

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Herman and Jacqueline Massmann of Melrose are proud to announce the birth of their son, Frank Virgil Massmann, born on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:44 a.m., at CentraCare Health-Melrose. Frank weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Big brothers are Eli (16 years old), Casper (3 years old); and big sister Amelia (2 years old), all at home. Grandparents are Celestine and Beatrice Massmann of New Munich, and Kenneth and Cyndi Frank of Maplewood.

Swanville Sr. High Student of the Month Swanville School is proud to announce Abigail Kurowski as the September Senior High Student of the Month. Abby is the daughter of Michelle and Frank Kurowski. She is consistently on the A Honor Roll, won senior class president, and has future plans of going to college at St. Catherine’s University for Nursing. Abby has participated in volleyball (grades 9-11), student council (grade 9, 11, & 12), and was in softball, speech, and theatre in grades 9 and 10. Abby has played in band for a number of years, and she plans to continue being the Varsity basketball manager from last year. Abby’s hobbies consist of shopping, cleaning, hanging out with friends, and watching Netflix. Outside of school, Abby helped with the Swanville Families program and church youth group. Her favorite thing about school is seeing her friends daily before they all go off to college. Abby’s advice to underclassmen is “always participate in as many things as you can.” Social Studies teacher Tom Bzdok says “Abby is very deserving of this recognition. She is a very mature young lady and has emerged as a leader amongst her classmates. Abby never hesitates or disappoints when doing what is asked of her. She consistently exceeds expectations and regularly goes above and beyond what is expected of her. If anything needs to be

done, you can be assured Abby will step up and complete it. Her work ethic and self motivation are admired and will allow her to be successful in whatever she pursues in the future. Congratulations Abby! Math instructor Liza Hasse adds “Abigail Kurowski is a standouting leader in the senior class. She strives to help the class organize any event that is going on including the upcoming senior class trip. She is able to be efficient with her time and is well organized. Abigail is a takecharge leader who makes sure tasks are accomplished. She works very hard for her class and the student body. Abigail is very goal oriented, once she sets her mind on a goal she puts forth every effort to achieve that goal. Abigail has already applied to the college of her choice and has been accepted. This is a goal she’s been aspiring toward since her sophomore year and she made sure it happened. I have no doubt that Abigail will be successful in her lifetime. I wish her the best of luck as she pursues her dreams of being a nurse.”

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By Kent Trulson The Big Birch Lake Association has awarded its 2018 “Friends of Big Birch Lake Award” to Steve and Jean Doth, at its annual meeting on August 18, 2018. The Doth lake home and massive native grass and wildflower buffer zone project is on the southeast shore of the upper basin of Big Birch Lake, and about 1/4 mile south of Fish Creek. Doths purchased their lake home in 1998, and began planning, drafting and installing their lakeshore improvement project in 2002, and this has been

a yearly work in progress to date. Lake Award continued to pg 9

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Grey Eagle Township October 1, 2018 Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm. The pledge of allegiance was recited. Members Present: Ron Frericks, Ray Bense, Mary Ann Primus & Mike Rohe. A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Ray made the motion to accept the agenda. Mike made the second. All in favor. Motion carried. The clerk provided copies of the September 10, 2018 minutes to the board. Mike made the motion to accept the minutes. Ray made the second. Minutes approved. Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for September. Claims list included claims 3239-3248 for a total of $37,827.27. This included claims for crack filling, 2nd half of fire contract and the tree trimming. Ray made the motion to approve the claims; Mike

made the second, Motion carried. Mail included stamp advertising & a surplus services letter. Road and Bridge Report: Ray reported that the stop signs on 341st and Brakken have been replaced with curve signs. Herdering has been supplying fill for along 341st. Ron reported on the meeting on Arden and Arbor 9-17-18. Arbor Drive residents felt they would like to leave the road as is. Arden residents suggested a shallow ditch along the west side of the road and sloping the road to the west. Herdering reported that would cost approx. $2,500. On the township portion of Arden Drive, Herdering would place fabric to fix the frost boils. He will add gravel and fix the northeast corner to 295th. Ray will check with Jerry K about the cost and whether the residents would be willing to pay Herdering Inc. directly. Ray has been in contact with the DNR on the Arctic Dr. lake access. He suggested they check into a tar project

as well. After discussion on the meetings, Ray suggested signing the agreement with Todd County, Clerk and Chairman signed the agreement to join the Arden Drive project with the Angler Drive reclaiming project. Clerk shared an email received from the attorney on 335th Ave. Copies were given to Board members. A question came up about posting weight limits on 335th and Ascot. It had been suggested by the contractor. Ray will check at the county for availability for 4 signs. Boxelder Trail- read over e-mails from property owners, still waiting on a letter from their attorney. Erv H. talked about a culvert on 335th and cleaning the west side of a culvert on 337th. Adjournment: Motion by Ray to adjourn the meeting. Mike made the second. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm. Submitted by Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treas. Minutes not approved.

Lake Award continued from pg 7 Steve and Jean’s property has 162 feet of shoreline which slopes very steeply back approximately 80 feet to their home and then beyond another approximately 150 feet to their rear property line. Upon purchase of this property, all of the rain runoff went directly down from the rear property line to their steep hillside into the lake without any leeching or filtration. This caused hillside and shoreline erosion. For previous years this hill side had been mowed with a lawn mower. Trying to mow the side hill was challenging and dangerous. The hill provided no protection to the lake nor was it particularly beautiful. Since Steve and Jean have always loved nature’s beauty and wildflowers, they looked for ways to decrease the time maintaining and mowing their lawn, to avoid accidental injury while mowing the steep side hill, to eliminate the erosion, to gain a more colorful natural look with native grasses and wildflowers, and to accomplish increased property value. Additionally, they landscaped their yard above the house to redirect water drainage from flowing into the lake. Their buffer zone planning resources were staff at the Sauk River Water Shed District Office and viewing YouTube. Then they consulted with and purchased native grasses and wildflower mixes from Prairie Moon Nursery in Winona, MN. Steve and Jean now have approximately 12,000 square ft. of hillside seeded and planted with native grasses and wildflowers and other perennials.

All property rain runoff now flows into their buffer zone. Each year they are adding varieties of wildflowers, usually by raking small areas and broadcasting the seed. Also, they have planted shallow rooted wildflowers on their septic drain field mound. This has the effect of having 80 to 90% of the septic liquid being absorbed by the wildflowers or by evaporation. Some of the native grasses and wildflowers varieties are yellow and purple hysop, tall bell flower, blue astor, fox glove, goats rye, Culvers root, bayberry, wild garlic, columbine, Solomon’s seal, early meadow rue, bottle brush grass, wild geranium, wild bergamot, butterfly weed, brown and blackeyed Susan, early sunflower, purple and yellow coneflower, golden rod, St. John’s wort, little blue stem, plains oval sedge, switch grass, and prairie onion to name a few. In the late fall they cut the native grasses and wildflowers with a gas engine brush cutter and remove the trash. In areas that they want to expand into, they rake the soil loose, broadcast wildflower seed, and wait for snow cover. In the spring they enjoy surprises of new colors appearing. Native grasses and wildflowers usually have a very deep root system, thus increasing rapid water filtration and leeching capacity, and they are exceptional in preventing erosion. Steve and Jean welcome you to drive by or boat by their property for a close-up view and to wave or stop for a visit and tour when they are home.

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Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “Harvest season is getting in full swing across the state and farmers and their equipment are out on the highways,” said Ray Starr, acting state traffic engineer. “Motorists need to be prepared to encounter slow-moving farm vehicles, especially on rural, two-lane roads.” Farm equipment is large and heavy, making it hard for operators to accelerate, slow down and stop. The equipment also makes wide turns and sometimes crosses over the center line. In addition, farm vehicles can create large blind spots, making it difficult for operators to see approaching vehicles. All of these factors can cause serious crashes. From 2015 to 2017, there were six fatalities and 386 crashes involving at least one farm vehicle, according to the Department of Public Safety’s crash data. Of the six fatalities, three were farm vehicle riders. Of the 166 injuries, 56 were farm vehicle riders. “Most of all farm equipment crashes and fatalities are distraction-related,” Starr said. “Other factors are speed-related and alcohol-related.” Motorists should: · Pay attention at all times when driving. · Watch for debris dropped by trucks hauling sugar beets and other crops. It

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is safer to brake or slowly drive through debris than to veer into oncoming cars or off the road. · When approaching farm equipment, slow down and use caution. Put additional space between your vehicle and the farm equipment ahead. Don’t assume the equipment operator can see you. · Be patient and wait for a safe place to pass. · Wear seatbelts. · Drive with headlights on at all times. Farm equipment operators should: · Use lights and flashers to make equipment more visible. · Use slow-moving vehicle emblems on equipment traveling less than 30 mph. · Drive slow-moving vehicles in the right-hand lane as close to the edge of the roadway as possible. · Consider using an escort vehicle when moving equipment, especially at night and if the equipment is large enough that it may extend across the center line. · Avoid encouraging or signaling motorists to pass. Pull over when safe, and let traffic pass. · Pick up any debris left on the highway by the equipment or contact MnDOT to remove it. · Plan their routes so wide equipment will not hit or damage signs, guardrails, light poles and other roadway structures.

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5 Steps to Starting Your Side Business By Christy Wright

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and it’s no wonder we’re dedicating a whole month to celebrate. There are 12.3 million women-owned businesses, and over 30 million Americans working as independent workers or “solopreneurs.” With the endless free social media and selling platforms available to us today, there’s never been a better time or bigger audience for women to launch their own side gig. Maybe you’ve always had a knack for repainting old thrift store furniture. Or maybe you’re a gifted musician who could coach other young aspiring talent. Maybe you have a specific education, training, experience or skill that you could develop into a freelance business such as financial planning or graphic design. Whatever your “thing” may be, there are plenty of great reasons to get going. First, you can make extra money on

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the side. Extra money is always a good thing! Second, you can set your own schedule. That way you can build your business around your life versus the other way around. Also, a good thing! Finally, you get to utilize something you’re good at and enjoy. Also, a good and fulfilling thing! Regardless of where you are now, this can be the year that you get started. But, of course, getting started is the hardest part! I coach women with side businesses through my Business Boutique events all over the country, and I know how difficult and overwhelming it can seem. So, here are the first five steps you can take to jump-start your side business: Find community. Just because you’re doing it on your own doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. Find other people who can help support your dream, provide resources or connections that may help you, or give you advice when you need it. Create a plan. It doesn’t have to be fancy or fourteen pages long. You can make your own, or search for a template online. It doesn’t matter how you do it; it just matters that you do it! Be prepared to get scared. Fear is just a part of the journey, and if you know that going in, you can set yourself up to overcome it. Putting yourself out there can feel vulnerable and scary, but you can’t succeed unless you do it! I write on this topic frequently because I battle fear just like you do. Just take the first step. Business can be overwhelming with all that you have to do, especially when you’re starting out. But don’t focus on all that you have to do. Just focus on one thing that you

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must do. When you take that one baby step, it fuels your focus and gives you the confidence and momentum to take that second baby step. Do it now. If you wait until you’re ready, until you have more experience, or until all the details are perfect before you go for it, you’ll never do anything. Go for it now—when you’re not ready, you don’t have experience, it’s not perfect, and you’re scared out of your mind. Do it anyway. Do it scared. Ready is a myth. These are the first five things you need to do to get started. And notice not one of them was “go buy a bunch of equipment and materials” or “pay $10,000 for a professional website.” Those things aren’t a bad investment later down the line when your business revenues justify it. But when you’re starting out, the problem isn’t the design of your website; it’s your fear, doubt, hesitation

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October 1, 2018: Deputies Dave Patterson and Aaron Wells responded to a domestic on Interstate 94 between Albany and Freeport. The female caller was reporting that the male driving the car had attempted to remove her from the car at knife point. The caller stated she was still in the car and they were heading westbound. They got off the Interstate at the Freeport exit and stopped in a parking lot in downtown Freeport. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper and a Melrose Police Department officer arrived on scene a short time later. Once on scene, Stearns County Sheriff’s deputies conducted an investigation and interviews but could not establish that an assault had occurred or that a knife was involved. Deputies identified the female as Joanna Katherine Cross, 35, no permanent address. Cross had an active extraditable arrest warrant out of North Dakota for Possession of Narcotic Equipment. She was placed under arrest. Cross told deputies she had property in the car. She identified a bag but said some property inside may belong to the male driver. The male driver was identified as Kristopher Robert Kent, 39, of Fargo, ND. Cross allowed deputies to go through her bag and said a DeWalt drill

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and feeling overwhelmed. If you do these five things, you’ll be well on your way to joining the movement of people making money doing what they love! Christy Wright is the #1 national best-selling author of Business Boutique, host of the Business Boutique Podcast, a Certified Business Coach and a Ramsey Personality with a passion for equipping women with the knowledge and steps they need to successfully run and grow a business. Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spoken to thousands across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences, Fortune 500 companies and her own sold-out live events. You can follow Wright on Twitter and Instagram @ChristyBWright and online at or OfficialChristyWright.

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bit case was not hers and it belonged to Kent. Kent denied ownership. The drill bit case was opened and it contained several syringes and other drug paraphernalia. A drug K9 was summoned to the scene and indicated on the car. Deputies tried to enter the car to search the vehicle further but the doors locked. Kent, per his request, was staying warm in the back of a squad car. He had the keys and remotely locked the vehicle. After a short discussion, Kent provided the keys to the deputies. A search of Kent’s vehicle resulted in deputies locating 61.9 grams of methamphetamine packaged for possible sale, 2.5 grams of possible heroin, 14 grams of marijuana and $4,100.00 in cash. Cross and Kent were both placed under arrest on an additional charge of First Degree Controlled Substance-Possession of Methamphetamine.

A Duck Funny

My husband was water-skiing when he fell into the river. As the boat circled to pick him up, he noticed a hunter sitting in a duck boat in the reeds. My husband put his hands in the air and joked, “Don’t shoot!” The hunter responded, “Don’t quack.”


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kingdom it is not going to look like greatness in this world. Greatness in God’s eyes does not come by measuring how much better we are than someone else; rather it is measured by service. The disciples didn’t get Jesus right away because they were measuring and using worldly views to gauge the success of the messiah and thus Jesus. Now, as Jesus explains what he must do to save humanity, they don’t get it. He is supposed to be victorious and overcome the world yet he talks about dying at the hands of more powerful men. Yet this is how God displays greatness, giving the life of his only Son for all mankind. Jesus will be victorious but not in the way the world measures success and victory. The way of the messiah, the way of the Christ, the christian way is to give up what we have for others. Our comfort, our success, our victories, our egos, our rights for the sake of others. Jesus has given his life for all. His life in the flesh he gave up on the cross so that all people could have forgiveness and inherit eternal life. Yet through our service God brings more sinners like us into his saving grace. There are no certain acts that we know of that will guarantee someone’s salvation nor ours. No guarantee that our service will have eternal benefits other than knowing we lived the greatest possible life we could in Jesus since he gave his life for us and all mankind. Amen. This is a summary of the sermon delivered on September 23rd, 2018 by Pastor Bitz at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle, MN. God’s Blessing!

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Mark 7:38-9:29: Mark 9:30-37 – His Life for All What makes a person great? Does becoming president of the USA make you a great person? Does leading an army in conquest and victory make you better than those who died fighting for you? Does wealth or power make you a great person? Is it wealth or influence that makes a person great? Is it a large family or how much you do for the church or is it the the sum of your good deeds that make you great? Previously in the Mark Gospel (8:31ff) Jesus explains that the Son of Man (himself) would suffer and die. (See Mark 8:31-38) Now we have him telling very plainly that he will be killed and then rise again from the dead. (See Mark 9: 30-37) In the next chapter Jesus tells his disciples about his death and resurrection again. (See Mark 10:32-45) Anyone see the pattern here? Jesus talks about his death, the disciples don’t get it, and he then explains what it means to really be a disciple. These are three great teachings on what it means to be a Christian. Jesus dies and rises from the dead for you and this is what you do: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” “But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.” These are not just cliches, these are the ways God himself explains discipleship. This is how God defines being a child of God, being one of his chosen people. If you are going to be great in God’s

For the second consecutive year, legislative reforms have proven to help reduce or hold flat individual market health insurance rates after years of double-digit increases following the implementation of Obamacare in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Commerce released final rates for the 2019 individual insurance market recently. All five of the carriers on the individual market are lowering premiums for 2019, with average rates dropping between 7.4 percent and 27.7 percent. For example, reports show a family of four in the House District 12B area could save $4,704 on their premium costs over the next year. “It is rewarding to see that our work in St. Paul is producing positive results to reverse the trend of rising health insurance premiums that have been choking family budgets,” said Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck. “This is such a

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Wedding Entertainer DJ John Young On Monday, Oct. 1 the Swanville preschoolers, kindergartners and first graders were excited to be a part of Magic Bob’s “Once Upon a Time” magic show. This event was sponsored by the Friends of the Little Falls Carnegie Library and the Swanville Lions Club. Pictured is Magic Bob and first grader Ellen Hutchins.

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