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Hometown News Grey Eagle, Burtrum, St. Rosa, Freeport, Upsala, Albany, Holdingford, St. Anna, Avon, Swanville, Melrose

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Hometown News 29442 120th St. Grey Eagle, MN 56336 Phone: 320-285-2323 Fax: 320-285-5264 Website: www.hometownnews.biz Email: htnews@meltel.net www.facebook.com/hometownnews The Hometown News is a weekly publication, which is published and distributed every Thursday. Published By

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Integrity is all that matters -By Harvey Mackay

In our country, and indeed all over the globe, we are facing so many crises that we hardly know which one to address first. But one issue that is rarely identified as a real crisis, which I believe is at the root of so many of these other problems, is a crisis in integrity. So many problems would be greatly diminished or perhaps even disappear if people had acted with integrity and honor. Pluck a few current events out of the headlines: the housing crisis precipitated by bad loans based on false information . . . the rogue UBS trader who lost $2 billion of his company’s money by making unauthorized trades . . . the highranking government officials or elected representatives who never get around to paying their taxes until they get caught . . . identity thieves who destroy innocent people’s credit by “borrowing” their financial and personal information . . . the movie star who gets drunk or high and goes on a rampage of rants and abuse . . . and I could go on and on. How do we combat this? You’d think in the loudmouth, instant video world of the Internet, it would be difficult to hide. Instead, our culture seems to accept that some people will just behave badly and we should put up with it. No, we shouldn’t. We need to draw the line somewhere. We should be able to expect people to live up to reasonable standards.

We have an epidemic of blaming others for mistakes, or worse, attempting a cover-up, rather than taking responsibility and swallowing a few bitter pills. We need to teach kids that their actions have consequences, and then apply those consequences. And we need to be prepared to forgive those who are truly sorry for their behavior, and not just because they got caught. Does that sound terribly old-fashioned? I think it should never go out of fashion. As I have said so many times before: If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. Assuming the leadership of an organization understands the importance of integrity, the next important decision involves the quality of the people who are hired to work for it. Many years ago, when I was first hiring employees for my fledgling envelope company, I would check references and ask around for information that would influence my decisions. As tempting as that sounds, in this environment, it is foolhardy. Responsible companies need to perform background checks to expose any red flags that aren’t clearly evident. I have recently begun working with Merchants Information Solutions,

which helps companies with background screening and identity theft solutions. The Merchants’ Integrity Test is designed to help companies avoid highrisk hires by highlighting potential problem areas, like criminal behavior, lying, hostility and substance abuse. Tests like these are not expensive ($10 to $20 each). Considering the damage a bad hire can do to your company and your customers, it’s a bargain. Consider this scenario: An employee who has access to corporate or client credit information, and chooses to steal that information, could cost the company much more than the actual money stolen. Recovering from an ethical breach sucks the energy out of the most successful operations. Overcoming mistrust and rebuilding relationships is a costly, time-consuming process. Often, the road to restoring confidence is marked with detours, and occasionally, a dead end. I am encouraged by the buzz I’m hearing from my colleagues who are returning the topic of integrity to the forefront of their business conversations. I recently introduced my friend, sports and business icon Jerry Colangelo, who hosted Integrity Summit 2011 in Phoenix, put on by the Integrity Business Institute, which Jerry cofounded. This event was organized to educate executives, managers and decision-makers on the importance of making integrity the number one organizational value. Doing the right thing is essential to success, and it avoids destructive and costly issues. At the summit, we heard from nine other speakers whose occupations ranged from the corporate counsel for Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events OCTOBER 20 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Membership Meeting at 12:45 p.m. OCTOBER 22 • Country Gospel Night at 7 p.m. at Faith Community Church, Burtrum. See ad on page 5. • Craft & Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Upsala. • Annual Harvest Dinner from 4:307 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Swanville. OCTOBER 23 • Holy Family Catholic United Financial Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church basement, St. Rosa. OCTOBER 26 • Halloween Pot Luck Party at 4:00 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Senior Center. OCTOBER 29 • Swanville Legion/VFW Bingo and Raffle drawing from 7-10 pm at the Swan-

ville Park. • Little Falls Lions Annual BBQ Ribfest from 4-8 p.m. at the Little Falls Golf Course. OCTOBER 30 • Turkey Bingo at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Upsala. See ad on page 3. • Bingo at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Melrose. NOVEMBER 19 • Sacred Heart Church Annual Rummage & Soup Sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church basement, Freeport. 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. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL • Meets the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE CITY COUNCIL • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m. ST. ROSA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Park building. SWANVILLE CITY COUNCIL • First Tuesday after the first Monday of the month. SWANVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. at the Swanville Fire Hall. UPSALA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Senior Dining Menus: October 24 - 28 Card of Thanks would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart, especially the Grey Eagle & Upsala ladyIwho Albany took me to the hospital the night of my stroke. Also, I would like to thank MON., OCT. 24: BBQ riblet, O’Brien potatoes, peas & carrots, ice cream. TUE., OCT. 25: Cook’s choice. WED., OCT. 26: Chicken marinara, egg noodles, Italian lettuce salad, green/ wax beans, snickerdoodle cookie. THUR., OCT. 27: Fried steak, whipped potatoes, gravy, cinnamon carrots, gelatin. FRI., OCT. 28: Breaded fish, rosemary roasted potatoes, broccoli, butterscotch bar. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ MON., OCT. 24: Cashew chicken & broccoli, rice, mandarin almond salad, ice cream. TUE., OCT. 25: Cook’s choice. WED., OCT. 26: Club sandwich, minestrone soup, cucumber slices, snickerdoodle cookie. THUR., OCT. 27: Taco salad, breadstick, gelatin. FRI., OCT. 28: Black bean/rice burrito w/lettuce/tomato/onions/refried beans, butterscotch bar. * Bread and skim milk served with each meal.

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A Wellness Class covering Colds & Flus verses Healthy Immune System - Asthma, Allergies and Sinusitis on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 5:15-7:00 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church basement in Freeport. This class is presented by Dr. Deb Proechel, chiropractic and naturopathic physician. The program is free. Please pre-register by calling 320-836-7150 or 888-827-7859 prior to 10:00 a.m. on the class date.

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Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 the Go Daddy Group and computer parts giant Avnet to a jeweler, an FBI agent, real estate developer and the general counsel for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Their backgrounds and experiences spanned the spectrum of business enterprises. Yet every speaker echoed the same message: integrity is an essential component of a successful company. And, I would add, a successful in-

The Grey Eagle/Swanville area “Monsignor Lorsung” Council 14616 of the Knights of Columbus will be holding an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A presentation on the Knights of Columbus membership benefits in regards to Wealth Enhancement will be given. Attorney Lee Hanson from the firm Gray, Plant, Mooty will talk about tax laws and estate tax laws. This is an informal presentation and we will allow plenty of time for audience questions. After the presentation refreshments will be served.

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dividual. Mackay’s Moral: Doing the right thing is never the wrong thing to do. 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,” and the new book “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us.”

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Obituaries Elizabeth A. Silvers

F u n e r a l S e r v i c e s celebrating the life of Elizabeth Ann Silvers, Age 85 of Osage (formerly Albany) were held Monday, October 17, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming. Pastor Frederick Kutter officiated, and burial took place in Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery following the service. Elizabeth died at the Immanuel Cottage and Day Spa Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes early Wednesday morning, October 12, 2011. Elizabeth was born December 12, 1925 to Barney and Theckla Monn. She married Reuben Christen in 1941. Reuben passed away in 1968. She later married Roman Mager in 1970, who later passed in 1989.

Amanda B. Klaphake Amanda B. Klaphake, age 96, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Ken Thielman officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Sts. Bernard and Elizabeth Council at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Amanda Bernadine Klasen was born January 26, 1915 in St. Rosa, Minnesota to John and Anna (Bueckers) Klasen. On May 9, 1938 she married Joseph Klaphake

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She was most recently married to Theodore Silvers in 1994 until his passing in 2010. She lived in the Albany area nearly her entire life until moving to Osage with Ted in 2000. She worked her life as a loving mother and house wife. She also worked a short time at the Albany Hospital. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Farming. Elizabeth is survived by her children Donald Christen, St. Cloud; David (Toni) Christen, Detroit Lakes; Joyce (Carl) Gilsrud, St. Rosa; Mark (Darlene) Christen, Farming; her sister Dolly (Jerry) Kemling, St. Paul; her 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-greatgrandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Barney and Theckla Monn, her husbands Reuben Christen, Roman Mager, and Theodore Silvers; her infant daughter Kathleen Louise Christen; her siblings, Agnes, Lucille, Marie, Robert, and Richard; and her grandson Douglas Eugene Gilsrud.

at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. The couple farmed near Melrose until 1976 when they retired and moved to Melrose. She enjoyed dancing and line dancing at various places including nursing homes, playing Bingo, going to the casinos, playing cards, crocheting, and quilting. Amanda was the family historian. Amanda was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the Sts. Bernard and Elizabeth Council. Survivors include her children, Marion “Mike” (Lyn) Klaphake of Melrose, Gloria (fiancé, Daryl Schweigert) Schneider of Meire Grove, Allen “Butch” (Carol) Klaphake of Melrose, Gladys (Richard) Kass of Richmond, Joyce (Bruce) Hauser of Lakeville, Mark (Nancy) Klaphake of Belgrade, Samuel “Sam” (Sandy) Klaphake of Belgrade, and Sandra “Sandy” (Alan) Niehoff of Greenwald; 35 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren; sister, Sophie Ebnet of Long Prairie; and extended family, Rica Korte, Caroline Bielejski, Esther Beuning, and Julius Korte. Amanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Klaphake on Oct. 22, 1989; son-in-law, Roman Schneider on Oct. 18, 1989; infant granddaughter, Ruth Schneider; baby girl Niehoff; infant grandson, Anton Niehoff; sisters and brothers, Adelhide Korte, Ben Klasen, Lawrence Klasen, Bertha Kerfeld, Ann Nardinger, Hubert Klasen, Anton Klasen, and Catherine Beuning; and extended family, Rose Hoppe, Urban Korte, and Alice Kerfeld.

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The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Marie H. Seitz, age 92, of Holdingford, was held, Monday, October 17 at All Saints Catholic Church, River Street (formerly St. Mary’s) in Holdingford. Fr. Scott Pogatchnik officiated, burial followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery in Freeport. Marie died Thursday morning, October 13, 2011 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Marie was born May 16, 1919 in Padua, rural Sauk Centre, to Ignatius and Helena (Kiffmeyer) Mayer. She married Edwin Seitz on January 7, 1939 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Marie lived most of her life in Stearns, Morrison and Benton Counties, including Farming, Freeport, Royalton, Little Rock, Gilman, Bemidji and finally, Holdingford. She often reminded her children of the ten plus times the family relocated with packing and unpacking. She was a homemaker and she also worked as a waitress at Charlie’s Café in Freeport. Marie volunteered for the Bloodmobile, the Senior

Center and she delivered Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed quilting, baking, dancing, singing and playing cards, A hand of “500” she loved being part of, especially when her opponents made a bid of 9 and didn’t come up on the winning side. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church the St. Mary’s Christian Mothers and she was on officer with the St. Joseph’s Society Catholic Aid. Marie is survived by her children; Carol (Don) Tembreull, Freeport; Jean (Mike) Herold, Anoka, MN; Mary Ann (Ron) Youso, Foley; Helen (Butch) Feia, Sauk Rapids; Mike (Elizabeth) Seitz, Carefree, AZ; Pat (Mike) Sauerer, Avon; Paul (Bernice) Seitz, Holdingford; Rita (Bob) Jarnot, Holdingford; Joan Pilarski, Albany; Susan (Don) Breth, Holdingford; Judy (Dan) Pogatchnik, Avon; Kathleen (Russ) Dugger, Elk River and Al (Gwen) Seitz, Sauk Centre. She is also survived by her brother, Francis Mayer, Sauk Centre; her sisters; Rose Spaeth, Lino Lakes; and Peggy Littlefield, Portland, OR; 43 grandchildren and 78 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 46 years, Ed, in 1985, her son-in-law, William Pilarski, her sisters, Hildegard Killeen, Leona Pfieffer, Cecilia Rooney, Irene Essler and her brother, Clarence Mayer.

Ann Pohlmann Henderson Ann Pohlmann Henderson died October 14, 2011 at her home in Iron River, Michigan. Ann was born December 25, 1959 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota and graduated from Melrose High School in 1978. For many years, Ann worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Long Prairie, Minnesota and in Evanston, Illinois. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Henderson, who died ~ Nightly Specials 5-9 PM ~

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in April of 2011 after a long illness; and mother, Bernadine Blommel Pohlmann. Survivors include Ann’s father, Edmund Pohlmann of Melrose, MN; siblings, Elizabeth Pohlmann of Troy, NY, Lucy Shonyo of Oronoco, MN, Mary Pohlmann of Osakis, MN, John Pohlmann of Harrisburg, SD, and Jane Salzl of Melrose, MN; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Grace Covenant Church in Iron River, Michigan.

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Surprises are the Spices in Life By Saralee Perel When I was 26, I was immature. Now I’m 60. I’ve changed . . . somewhat. D u r i n g various times a year, our local newspaper has a “Love Lines” section where anyone can place a message. I placed my first message after I had just married Bob, 34 years ago. I wrote, “Roses are red. Violets are blue. When I scratch my nose, I think of you.” Apparently the people at the newspaper questioned my sense (or lack) of taste, and called for verification. I begged Bob to take the call. He did, and added, “I married a ding-aling.” So the poem ran. On Father’s Day,

the paper does a similar thing – but we don’t have kids, so I put, among the page of babies’ photos, a loving picture of our pet duck. Then I found a new kick. When Bob wasn’t looking, I’d fling a big spoon of mashed potatoes so it landed on the back of his neck. Oddly, he didn’t find this amusing and finally got furious. He said, “Stop this!” Unfortunately, at that moment, I had a whopper of a spoonful behind my back and couldn’t resist one final whirl. I slept on the couch. Tater tosses are now history. On St. Patrick’s Day, I put green food coloring in the toilet. When Bob used the bathroom, he was stunned. Upon realizing the color came from a bottle and not his – well, you know, he said, “You’re not keeping this kind of thing going, right?” I said, “No way.” And prayed he wouldn’t take a shower

The Grey Eagle Senior Center is planning a Halloween Pot Luck Party for Wednesday, Oct. 26th starting at 4:00 p.m. The above picture was taken at last years party. Everyone who is 55 years of age or older are invited to attend. Please bring a dish to share and, to add to the fun, you’re invited to come dressed up in a costume. There will be a best costume contest, with the winner receiving a prize. Please come, bring a friend and join in the fun and fellowship!

St. Cloud Hospital hosts Spirit Girls’ Night Out: Your health is in the bag Good health and good taste go handin-hand. Join us at the third annual Spirit Girls’ Night Out event from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 37th Ave. & Division St., St. Cloud, for an accessory fashion show, mini-makeovers, image consultant, mini-manicures/hand massages, brafittings, refreshments, health screenings

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using the now-green shampoo. Back then, our hot water didn’t last very long, so I’d boil water to add to baths. One St. Patrick’s Day, I put green food coloring in the pot. When I poured the green water into the tub, he laughed - until towel-off time. I didn’t know that food coloring stains skin. Once, he was uptight about making an important phone call. So I told him to wear his Groucho Marx mask and look in a mirror while calling. This decreased his anxiety. So, on his birthday, I put a picture in the paper of him doing this. He loved it. Now, on his birthdays, I call places he’ll be going, I describe what he’s wearing and ask people to sing the birthday song. Last year, when we drove to the beach, the ranger at the gate stopped us. (I had called and told her our license plate number.) Obviously in the spirit, she put her hands on her hips and demanded to know why we were going to the beach. Bob, stunned by her attitude, said, “We’re having a picnic!” She stated, still in a killer tone, “No picnics today unless it’s a special occasion.” That’s when Bob caught on, looked at me and said, “I love this part of you.” And we all sang the birthday song. Recently, Bob surprised me with his

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Bus safety instruction (from left) Gavin Hasse (just on the far left edge), Tyler Czech, Lucas Miller, Parker Schultz, Lauren Miller, Haley Kircher, Nicholas Kedrowski, Sam Primus, Carter Hollermann, Daniel Vikhtinski, Amelia Hudalla, Marissa Mellgren, Beau Thoma, Ethan Jacobson and Mrs. Joanne Fire House visit (front, from left) Cater Hollermann, Haley Kircher, Lucas Doroff, bus driver. Kizer, Daniel Vikhtinski, Nicholas Kedrowski, Sam Primus; (back) Ethan Jacobson, David Hasse, Gavin Hasse, Logan Leyendecker, Lucas Miller, Riley Johannes, Amelia Hudalla, Marissa Mellgren, Lauren Miller, Beau Thoma, Tyler Czech, Parker Schultz and Josh Schultz.

Swanville students learn Bus safety and Fire awareness Thanks to caring adults, Ms. Bisek’s first grade students from Swanville Elementary were able to experience active learning for Bus Safety and Fire Awareness. Mrs. Joanne Doroff, a local route driver, came to school to demonstrate several bus safety rules. She shared with the students the “Danger Zone” area and how to cross safely in front of the driver. She also reviewed sitting safely in the bus, allowing the driver to safely do his/her job. To complete the lessons, she instructed everyone on how to evacuate from a bus through the back door. October 10-14 was Fire Awareness Week and once again Ms. Bisek’s first grade students we very lucky! Two of the

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Swanville Athletes of the Month

Swanville High School is pleased to announce its September Athletes of the Month. Marissa Evans, daughter of Kevin and Mary Evans, is the Volleyball Athlete of the Month, and Derek Pfeiffer, son of Lyle ad Chris Pfeiffer, and Jenny and A.J. Johnson, is the Football Athlete of the Month. Coaches’ Comments: “Marissa Evans has been selected as Swanville’s Female Athlete of the Month for her performances throughout September on the volleyball court. Marissa is a junior and is one of our three captains and has been a true leader on and off the court. She has highly contributed to our successful season with her setting and attacking abilities. She is leading our team in kills with 122 so far this season Marissa has played the Middle Hitter position now for the Bulldogs for 2 years and is becoming a great all-around player. She has accepted a

new position as one of our setters on our team this season and is becoming more and more comfortable in that role. She shares the setting role with a senior on our team, which allows her to hit as well, thus adding a huge depth to her volleyball portfolio. Marissa has been a lot of fun to coach this season and with her contributions, along with her teammates, I can only see more successes in this team’s future. Congratulations to you Marissa!” - Coach Kerie Thoma. “I am proud to introduce Derek Pfeiffer as this month’s football player of the month. Derek is a senior this year and is one of the team’s captains. Derek started the season as a fullback, but due to an injury, was put into the quarterback role for 2 games. In true fashion, Derek took the role very seriously and did a great job. Derek is a hard-working, team player, and very deserving of this award.” - Coach Jay Loven.

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

A new state program beginning this year will give hunters a bit more room to roam as they seek their quarry. It’s called the Walk In Access Program, which gives landowners per-acre payments for allowing access to hunters on their land. Base payments are $10 per acre with additional one-dollar increments for such things as size of land area enrolled, proximity to other public hunting areas, and number of years signed up. The pilot program runs for three years and was limited to 21 counties in southwestern Minnesota. In all, nearly 9,600 acres were signed up. The program allows access beginning when the land is posted or Sept. 1

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Local Municipality Minutes Burtrum City October 3, 2011 The meeting of the Burtrum City Council was called to order on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 7 p.m. by Mayor Allen. Roll call was taken with Jenny Ahrendt and Clara Taft absent. Minutes of the Sept. meeting were read and approved on a motion by Anna Payne and seconded by Ron Strassburg. Motion carried. Finance report was read and approved on a motion by Ron Strassburg and seconded by Anna Payne. Motion carried. Checks number 6911 thru 6921 were approved for payment on a motion by Anna Payne and seconded by Ron Strassburg. Motion carried. Under old business, the dog problem was discussed. Under new business, the furnace is giving us trouble. We will check the price of replacing. The snow plow needs the required inspection. It will be done. Letter was received from the Initiative Foundation requesting a contribution. After some discussion, a motion was made by Anna Payne and seconded by Ron Strassburg to send them $100. Motion carried. Being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Ron Strassburg and seconded by Anna Payne to adjourn

the meeting. Motion carried. These are unapproved minutes. Dorothy Strassburg, Clerk

Burnhamville Township September 27, 2011 The regular meeting of the Town Board of Burnhamville Township was held September 27, 2011 at the Burtrum Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Mike Berscheit. Members present include Supervisors: Mike Berscheit, Louis Thompson, Bruce Johnson; Clerk Shirley Hulinsky; and Treasurer Pam Throener. Others present: Erv Herdering and Ervin Muellner. Sup. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 30, 2011 regular meeting. Motion seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion passed. Correspondence included The Swanville Rural Fire Association contract. Sup. Berscheit motioned to approve the contract. Sup. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion passed. Motion was made by Sup. Johnson to pay all bills numbered 4535 through 4549: Rev. $627.28, R&B $12,700.10, Fire $15,175.26. Sup. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion passed.

The supervisors had a request to open a blocked culvert. Quotes to redesign the intersection of 321st Ave and County 104 were reviewed and Sup Berscheit made a motion to award the job to Dave Gerads Construction Co.. Motion was seconded by Sup. Johnson. The bid did not include additional gravel that may be needed to reconstruct the road. The township will get the additional gravel from Herdering, Inc. Motion passed. The board has not heard from the land owner along 210th St. where the tree cuttings were in the road right of way. The board will check again and if not satisfied will send a certified letter. The road inspection list was reviewed and board decided not to do another round of ditch mowing.. Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $152,519.16 before tonight’s bills. Report was approved with a motion by Sup. Berscheit and seconded by Sup. Johnson. Motion passed. A motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m. Next regular meeting will be on October 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Burtrum Community Center. These are unofficial minutes. Shirley Hulinsky, Clerk

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Operating Levy Referendum: The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District will be holding a special election for the purpose of extending the current operating levy; this is the topic of this week’s column. When: The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8th with the polls open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on that day. Where: There will be two precincts: one at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Multi-Purpose Gym in the 1997 Addition located at 205 2nd Street South in Long Prairie; the other precinct will be the Grey Eagle City Hall located at 202 Woodman Street South in Grey Eagle. Absentee Voting: Absentee voting is now available at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public Schools District Office located at 205 2nd St. South in Long Prairie on Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m.

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MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during harvest season 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. This message comes following two recent crashes, including one fatal crash, involving farm equipment. “Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every corner of the state are out using the highways,” said Sue Groth, state traffic engineer. “Motorists need to be prepared to encounter slow-moving farm vehicles, especially on rural, twolane roads.” Farm equipment is large and heavy, making it hard for operators to accelerate, slow down and stop. The machines also make wide turns and sometimes cross 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. During 2008-2010, there were 433 traffic crashes on Minnesota roads involving at least one farm vehicle, resulting in 15 fatalities and 218 injuries. Of

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Todd County Century Farms Saturday, October 29th the history of Todd County Century Farms will be the subject of a Todd County History Day event sponsored by the Todd County Historical Society and the Great River Regional Library. The event will take place at the Historical Society’s Museum in Long Prairie and will start at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing of the century farm displays created by a number of century farm families from throughout the county. At noon short presentations will be given by local author Tim King and Todd County Commissioner Gerald Ruda. King will read from his book of century farmer stories and talk briefly about century farms. A limited number of King’s book on century farmers, A Stranger in This Place But Once, will be available for sale. King’s other books will aalso be available for sale. Commissioner

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Deep Bedding- An alternative to sand By Randy Pepin, Todd County Extension Educator We always hear our bedding options in freestalls are either mattresses or sand. Common thinking is that mattresses will allow us to utilize a conventional manure system but will sacrifice cow comfort, whereas sand will give ultimate cow comfort but will create a challenge with manure handling. It would be nice to find a system that would give us the animal comfort benefits of sand and allows us to handle our manure in a conventional manner. Some Minnesota producers are using various versions of deep bedding in freestalls to attempt to maximize cow comfort while minimizing manurehandling issues. We could describe deep bedding as five inches or more of bedding material in free stalls. Deep bedding freestall designs are essentially identical to sand freestalls; they have a cement curb next to the alley and have a five-inch or more sunken floor under the cow to hold the bedding. The type of bedding material used in deep-bedded freestalls includes, chopped straw, corn stalks, or grass, sawdust, composted manure, separated manure solids, and digested separated manure solids. What type of bedding material is used the highest frequency in deep-bedded freestalls? It is my observation that separated digested solids from a methane digester or separated undigested solids seem to have the highest utilization rate. In order to utilize bedding from one of these sources a farm must either possess the technology to produce the separated solids or needs to purchase it from a farm that does. Digested or undigested separated solids usually work well through a liquid manure system. Another option is utilizing the compost out of a compost-bedded pack barn as a base and then frequently adding fine bedding like sawdust to this base. This provides a bedding pack with a consis-

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tency similar to separated solids. Separated solids or compost bedding moisture can have moisture percent into the sixties; therefore, somatic cell count (SCC) control is always a question. SCC has been a challenge on some farms, but continued vigilance on part of farm managers has usually found a workable management solution. Many of these farms using separated solids or compost bedding are able to maintain a SCC close to or less than 200,000. One advantage of higher moisture bedding is the bedding will tend to stay in the stall better than dry bedding. Most producers with the high moisture bedding systems cultivate the back two feet of the stall during each milking while others have found a system of just grooming the stalls works for them. All freestall systems require cleaning of manure patties and thorough grooming during each milking. Other bedding options are dry sawdust, chopped straw, chopped corn stalks, or chopped grass. Part of the challenge of using the chopped bedding is getting it fine enough for manure systems with combinations of gravity flow and manure pumps. The typical three to six inch length chopped bedding can be a problem if used in higher volumes required by deep bedding; the bedding usually needs to cutting to a one-quarter inch length to work properly. Chopping the bedding this fine usually requires a field chopper or tub grinder and a storage building similar to storing sawdust will be needed. Since this bedding is dry and fluffy, cows kick it onto the crossalley easier than the wetter bedding described before, thus the potential of a higher bedding usage rate. So how do these systems compare to sand? We can only compare different systems on different farms and some before and after situations since I am unaware of any one barn utilizing all these options to enable side-by-side comparisons. The systems utilizing sawdust

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or chopped dry bedding have a higher bedding cost than sand. While the bedding cost of systems utilizing one’s own separated solids would be minimal, there needs to be a cost recovery of the separator investment. One farm that converted from mattresses to deep bedding observed an almost immediate sixpound milk increase per cow per day. The farmers with deep bedding report fewer hock lesions and swollen hocks as compared to their present or previous stalls utilizing mattresses. Farmers utilizing deep-bedding freestalls feel that cow comfort is equal to sand. The walkways are not gritty like those with sand-bedded freestalls as the sand al-

most eliminates cow slipping. Many of the walkways in the barns utilizing deep bedding seem to be somewhat drier than other barns. Some farms needed to add a system of injecting flush water or recirculated pit liquid in the barn to enable better manure flow to the pit. In conclusion, deep-bedded freestalls seem to be a feasible option for producers who are unable to or do not wish to use sand. Whatever the bedding choice, providing optimum cow comfort is king on the dairy farm. For questions about this or other agriculture topics, call Randy Pepin at 320-732-4435 or email pepin019@umn.edu.

Halloween Historia family event The Stearns History Museum presents Halloween Historia, the biggest Halloween family event in Saint Cloud. Held at the Stearns History Museum at 235 33rd Avenue South in Heritage Regional Park, Saturday, October 29, 2011, noon - 4:00 pm, this event will bring smiles to your children’s and grandchildren’s faces. Halloween Historia is great fun for the entire family. This is a non-scary

event. Trick or treat with the Candy Witch, visit the exhibits in a Halloween scavenger hunt, take a hayride and much more at this delightful family affair. We are lit up and decorated for Halloween. Bring your camera, wear your costumes if you’d like and enjoy the fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Funds raised at this event support children’s programming at the Museum.

Northeast 4-H Livestock Show

The 77th Northeast 4-H Livestock Show was held in Brainerd, September 17-18. The Northeast 4-H Livestock show plays host to the cream of the crop livestock in the Northeast region. This year 276 youth participated from 15 counties. To participate in the show 4-H’ers must have received a blue ribbon at their county fair to be eligible to compete in this two day show. The first day of the show focuses on educational opportunities for youth to participate in relating to the species of animal they are interested in. The second day of the show highlights the 4-H’ers and their livestock in the species shows. Todd County was represented at this show by 23 4-H members. Results are as follows: Jaran Roste, Market Lamb, Champion; Jazmin Roste, Commercial Breeding Ewe-Champion; Dylan Hollermann, Dairy Steer, Champion; Josiah Cole, Market Goat, Champion; John Carstensen, Market Ducks, Champion; Jadon Buntjer, Commercial Cow/Calf, Champion; Cody Current, Registered Yearling Ewe, Reserve Champion; Parker Gjerstad, Market Lamb, Reserve Champion; Derek Pratt, Commercial Cow/Calf, Blue; Danielle Pratt, Market Beef, Blue; Dylan Pratt, Registered Beef Heifer, Blue; Emily Hinnenkamp, Registered Beef Heifer, Blue; Megan Hollermann, Dairy Steer, Blue; Sara Carstensen, Market Ducks, Blue; Jocelyn Hinnenkamp, Registered Beef Heifer, Blue; Nicole Hinnenkamp, Market

Beef, Blue; Amber Hlatky, Rabbit, Blue; Brian Kunerth, Rabbit, Blue, Marcus Kunerth, Rabbit, Blue; Arianna Bartels, Commercial Beef Heifer, Blue; Brittany Oestreich, Rabbit, Blue; Heather Kunerth, Rabbit, Blue; Payton Hlatky, Rabbit, Red. Showmanship Placings: Parker Gjerstad, Champion Junior Sheep Showman; Jaran Roste, Reserve Champion Intermediate Sheep Showman; Jadon Buntjer, Champion Intermediate Beef Showman; Josiah Cole, Reserve Champion Intermediate Goat Showman. Blues went to: Arianna Bartels; John Carstensen; Amber Hlatky; Payton Hlatky; Cody Current; Emily Hinnenkamp; Jazmin Roste; Sara Carstensen; Derek Pratt; Jocelyn Hinnenkamp; Nicole Hinnenkamp; Dylan Hollermann; Megan Hollermann; Brian Kunerth; Heather Kunerth; Marcus Kunerth; Dylan Pratt; Brittany Oestreich; Danielle Pratt.

When Wilhelmina became queen of the Netherlands, she was only ten years old. In her first public appearance as Queen, she stood on the balcony and stared at her cheering subjects. “Mama,” she asked, “do all these people belong to me?” “No,” came the wise reply, “you belong to all these people.” That was the way our Lord felt. He said, “Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” And He practiced what He preached. He added, “The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.” You were born to live for the Lord and to minister to men. Are you doing it?


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Local Library Events

Albany Library Count Whackula: Thursday, Oct. 20, 1-2 p.m. for school aged children. Presented by a character called Count Whackula who uses story-telling, drama, magic, books and audience participation for a fun show that promotes the love of reading. The program also includes safety tips for trick-or-treating. The attendance limit is 75 and preregistration is required. “According To Coyote”: Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-7:45 p.m. for all ages. A performance by the Mixed Blood Theatre, at the Albany Area Community Senior Center. “According To Coyote” is a collection of American Indian legends and stories featuring Coyote, a hero of American Indian lore. The play includes music, dance and narrative bringing to life Coyote, who appears in Indian folk tales as a magician, a teacher and hero. Mixed Blood Theatre is a professional, multi-racial theater company based in Minneapolis. Refreshments will be provided by the Albany Area Friends of the Library. The attendance limit is 50 and preregistration is required. Grey Eagle Library Children’s Theater Workshop: Sat-

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