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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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Ad & News Deadline The deadline for news and advertising in the Hometown News is Monday. Subscriptions The subscription rates for 13 weeks is $15.00 26 weeks is $30.00 52 weeks is $60.00 Mail to: Hometown News, 29442 120th St., Grey Eagle, MN 56336. Press Releases Press releases are welcome. They must be emailed to: htnews@meltel.net. Letter to the Editor Letters and articles of opinion are welcomed. Letters must be signed and include address and phone numbers. Letters should be short and to the point. We reserve the right to edit lengthy letters. Email to: htnews@meltel.net. Free Classifieds Personal Classifieds are free. Limit of 20 words; 25¢ for each additional word. 20 words or less can be emailed. Classifieds over the word limit must be prepaid. Business related Help Wanted, For Rent classifieds are $5.00 for the first 20 words, 25¢ per each additional word. Mail to: Hometown News, 29442 120th St., Grey Eagle, MN 56336. email: htnews@meltel.net Card of Thanks Cards of Thanks is $2.50 for the first 50 words, 10¢ per each additional word. Must be prepaid. Announcements Anniversary open house, births, birthday open house, engagements, weddings and obituaries are free of charge for one publication. To have it published twice costs $10. A prestamped, self addressed envelope is required to return photos.

2, 4, 6, 8 - Who do you appreciate? -By Harvey Mackay

A university professor began reflecting on the people who had a positive impact on his life. In particular he remembered a schoolteacher who had gone out of her way to instill in him a love of poetry. He hadn’t seen or spoken to her in many years, but he located her address and sent her a letter of thanks. A short time later, he received this reply: “My dear Willie, I cannot tell you how much your note meant to me. I am in my eighties, living alone in a small room, cooking my own meals, lonely, and, like the last leaf of autumn, lingering behind. You will be interested to know that I taught school for 50 years and yours is the first note of appreciation I ever received. It came on a blue-cold morning, and it cheered me as nothing has in many years.” The teacher’s note brought the professor to tears -- and then he began searching for others who’d shaped his life, just to say thanks. If only more people held onto gratitude the way they hold a grudge! None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.

It’s more than just good manners. Saying thank you -- and meaning it -is never a bad idea. It appeals to a basic human need to be appreciated. It sets the stage for the next pleasant encounter. And it helps keep in perspective the importance of receiving and giving help. Retailing giant Sam Walton wrote ten rules for success, and the Walmart founder didn’t mince words when it came to being thankful. The fifth of Walton’s rules is “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business.” I wish I could convince every business owner and manager to adopt that attitude. If you have hired well and provided the necessary tools that allow your staff to perform their jobs, and they have achieved accordingly, the next logical step is acknowledgment of their efforts. The cost of praising someone is nil -- but a recent study has found that the payoff can be huge. Employees want to be seen as competent, hardworking members of the team. Good managers want satisfied, motivated, and productive staff members. What better motivator than thanking employees for their contributions to the company’s success? A Personnel Today survey of 350 human resources professionals found that the greatest factor in workplace productivity is a positive environment in

which employees feel appreciated. According to the survey, two-thirds of the respondents said they felt a lot more productive when they received recognition for their work, while the remainder said they felt a little more productive. Just feeling productive can be motivating in itself. When workers don’t feel productive, frustration sets in, according to 84 percent of the survey respondents. Here’s a startling result: 20 percent said they felt angry or depressed when they weren’t able to work as hard as they could. How to best praise effectively? Try these ideas. • Be sincere. Give praise only where it is due. • Give public praise. The goal is to encourage employees to keep up the good work, while simultaneously encouraging others to put out greater effort. Praising in public raises general morale. • Be specific in your praise. Identify exactly what the employee worked on and what he or she accomplished. Don’t just say, “Well done, Maggie.” If the employee feels the praise isn’t genuine, it could have a negative effect. • Provide some lasting recognition. Consider a letter in the employee’s file or a simple celebration for the department that overcame a tough challenge. Appreciation is not a one-shot event. It needs to be ongoing. A smart manager will establish a culture of gratitude. Expand the appreciative attitude to suppliers, vendors, deHarvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events SEPTEMBER 10 • Villard All School Reunion starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Corral, Nelson. SEPTEMBER 11 • Catholic United Financial Pancake & Sausage Breakfast from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Grey Eagle. See ad on page 7. • St. Michael’s Matching Grant Breakfast from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Spring Hill Church basement. SEPTEMBER 13 • Steve Porter and his Traveling Trophy Whitetails at 5:30 p.m. at Community Covenant Church, Upsala. SEPTEMBER 15 • Community Builders Meeting at 2 p.m. at Village Café, Grey Eagle. SEPTEMBER 16-18 • Albany Pioneer Days Threshing Show. See ad on page 12. SEPTEMBER 18 • Grey Eagle/Swanville Knights of Columbus Council Sausage & Eggs Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-noon at St. John The Baptist Church Hall, Swanville. SEPTEMBER 21 • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 5-8 p.m. at the Freeport Commu-

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SEPTEMBER 24 • Grey Eagle United Methodist Church Hog Roast from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Lake Country Storage, adjacent to the church. SEPTEMBER 25 • Albany Legion Breakfast from 8 a.m.12:30 p.m. OCTOBER 1 • St. John’s Catholic Church 27th Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Swanville School. OCTOBER 2 • Holdingford Christian Mothers Annual Pancake, Sausage, Egg Breakfast & Quilt Raffle from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Church of All Saints, Holdingford. OCTOBER 8 • Meatball Supper at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle. ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS • Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Grace Alive, Albany. 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 second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Hometown News •Thursday, September 8, 2011 • Page 3

Senior Dining Menus: September 12 - 16

Birth Announcement Kira Lee Fuechtmann

Kimberly and William Fuechtmann are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kira Lee Fuechtmann, born July 26, 2011 at 1:51 a.m. at Regina Hospital in Hastings. Kira weighed 8 pounds, 1.8 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Grandparents are Karen and Ron Heinen of Melrose and Agnes and Henry Fuechtmann of Sauk Centre. Great grandparent is Donna Spaeth of Cold Spring.

Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 livery people, and of course, customers. All links along the chain are essential to your success. It’s so easy to ignore the person who delivers office supplies, the tech who unfroze your computer, or the customer who referred you to a great new account. Big mistake. They all deserve acknowledgment, especially if you want to preserve the relationship. And while you’re at it, don’t forget your favorite teacher. Mackay’s Moral: An attitude of

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Obituaries Rose Silbernick

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Rose Silbernick, age 96 of Albany, waw held Saturday, September 3 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Rose died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home. Rose was born February 24, 1915 in St. Joseph to Peter and Anna Borresch. She attended school in St. Joseph and married

Syl Silbernick in Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany on August 8, 1935. Rose was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany and the Seven Dolors Christian Mothers. Rose is survived by her daughters, Shirley Weiss, North Oaks; Carol (James) Chandler, Grand Rapids; Son-in-law, Richard Schiffler, 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Sylvester on May 15, 2007 and her daughter, Janet Schiffler, her son-in-law, Delmar Weiss and her brothers and sisters, Joe Borresch, John Borresch, Nicholas Borresch, Mae Halfman, Catherine Segan, and Helen Borresch.

Kenneth H. Wegleitner Kenneth H. “Ken” Wegleitner, age 70 of Burtrum, died surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Kenneth Henry Wegleitner was born September 5, 1940 in Grey Eagle, Minnesota to Anton and Verena (Heinen) Wegleitner. Ken served in the U.S. Army from 1962 through 1965. He was united in marriage to Peggy Garvin on August 18, 1979 at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Blaine. Ken drove truck for Teamsters for 14 years and most recently worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville. Ken enjoyed deer hunting,

working on projects at the lake cabin, and playing the card game Solo with his family. He was a thinker who could figure out how to fix just about anything and also would lend a helping hand to anyone who would need it. Ken loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his two grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Wegleitner of Burtrum; son, Alan (Kimberly) Wegleitner of Robbinsdale; grandchildren, Landon and Tate, both at home; parents, Anton and Verena Wegleitner of Melrose; brothers and sisters, Leander “Lee” (Pat) Wegleitner of Sun Lakes, Arizona, Julius “Joe” (Carol) Wegleitner of Burtrum, Anton Jr., “Tony” (Kerry) Wegleitner of Coon Rapids, David (Linda) Wegleitner of Grey Eagle, Dale (Joan) Wegleitner of Melrose, Darrel (Anette) Wegleitner of Freeport, Deborah “Debbie” (LeRoy) Sand of Albany, and Denise Wegleitner of Portland, Oregon; and many loving relatives and friends. Serving as casket bearers will be Brian Wegleitner, Shannon Wegleitner, Jay Wegleitner, Curt Wegleitner, Julie Erbe, and Jason Sand. Cross bearer will be Julie Pohlmann and scripture bearer will be Ryan Garvin. Mass server will be Hannah VanHale and gift bearers will be Nichole Garvin and Brittany Garvin. Readers will be Becky Wegleitner and Kimberly Wegleitner. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.

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graduating in 2009. TJ worked at a variety of jobs including at Pizza Hut and the front desk for the Americinn. He had just applied to become a member of the United States Air Force. He loved playing video games – especially “Call of Duty.” He enjoyed being involved in sports, including hockey, soccer, softball, baseball, and football. He was a member of the high school Wind Ensemble, and was a drummer in the Marching Band playing the “quints.” He was a part of the Fergus Falls Marching Band that played for President Obama’s inauguration. In addition he loved foreign languages, including French and German. Survivors include his parents, Stephanie and Thomas Krivanek of Fergus Falls; his sister, Lucie Krivanek of Fergus Falls; his grandparents, Mike and Sharon Noesen of Big Fork and Bill and Joyce Krivanek of Upsala; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Theresa Warzecha

Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Theresa Beatrice Warzecha, age 103 of Waite Park (formerly Holdingford) will be 11 AM Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Father Mark Willenbring will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Theresa died peacefully at Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park surrounded by her family Sunday evening. Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Saint Cloud and again after 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Parish prayers will be at 6, followed by Christian Mothers praying the rosary at 6:30. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of St. Cloud. Theresa was born on a farm in St Anna, MN on November 30, 1907 to Polish immigrant farmers, Jan and Jozepha (Yunik) Kulas. She received her elementary education

in a one room school house near her home. She assisted her parents on the family farm and worked as a waitress in Minneapolis before returning home when her father became ill. She married Michael C. Warzecha on November 13, 1934 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. Together they farmed and raised three children in the Holdingford area until moving to Waite Park in 1995. Michael and Theresa were married for nearly seventy-one years. Theresa was a wonderful support person to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. She raised a fantastic garden and made a comfortable home for her family. She was a member of the Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole, the Christian Women of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the mission circle at St. Hedwig’s Church, and a past member of the Daughters of Isabella. Theresa is survived by her three daughters, Phyllis Warzecha, St. Paul; Joyce Reding, Elk River; Grace (Norman) Kramer, Vernon, British Columbia Canada; her 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Michael who passed away on September 21, 2005, her parents, her son-inlaw James Reding; and her siblings Katherine (infant), Joseph, Mary, Katherine, Sophie, Frances,Stanis, John, Helen, Clara, Veronica, Albert (child), and Madeline.

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Benedict Auer

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Benedict Auer, age 92 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM Friday, September 9 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Ben died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Thursday and again after 10:00 AM Friday at the church in Albany. Seven Dolors parish prayers will be at 4:30 PM Thursday night at the church in Albany. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Albany. Benedict was born April 16, 1919 in Albany to Frank and Mary (Bredeck) Auer. He grew up in Albany and entered the U.S. Navy,

Scott W. Eibensteiner A Celebration of Life for Scott W. Eibensteiner will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at The Waters Church in Sartell. Everyone is invited to gather with the family at Blackberry Ridge following the service. Scott passed away Monday, September 5, 2011 after a courageous battle with brain cancer, surrounded by his family and friends at his home. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at The Waters Church in Sartell. Scott was born on June 21, 1974 in Melrose, Minnesota to Werner, Jr. and Marilyn (Gregory) Eibensteiner. He married Jennifer Aigner on November 17, 2001; to this union two beautiful girls were born. Scott proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. In his mind Scott didn’t have a brain tumor, what saved him was the thought of his lovely wife, Jenn, who chose to marry him in spite of the fact he carried a deadly enemy around in his head. She chose to be his partner in this battle no matter what that meant. Scott gave Jenn the fight and Jenn gave Scott the substance to build their lives together and truly live each day. Scott loved the people in his life and was never short on saying or showing it. He had a wonderful sense of humor, making everyone

Lawrence J. Raden

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else laugh until his last day. Scott was the big brother to Tracy, Chris, Jenny, Derek and Jarita. He was their rock and their cuddler. Almost every moment of the last 12 years, Scott and Jenn were together, doing things they both enjoyed. Scott loved hunting with his Dad and Chris, and with his friends he enjoyed tennis, camping and fishing; always with the goal to catch the big one. The best one he ever caught was Jenn. He loved her, adored her and felt he was the luckiest man on earth. From that love came his special Brooke and Chloe and he showed them what it meant to have a special Daddy. He was so proud of them and loved spending time with them. Scott put his college degree to good use not in his intended field, but partnering with his great friend, Jay, developing a team and a landscaping business that brought beauty to the world. He was proud of his accomplishments in life and his parents are extremely proud to call this brave warrior their son. Scott is survived by his wife, Jenn; daughters, Brooke and Chloe; parents, Werner, Jr. and Marilyn; grandparents, Vern and Lucille Eibensteiner, Rita Gregory-Huseth and Lyle Huseth; sisters and brother, Tracy Cousin and her children KayLynn, Branden and Preston; Jenny (Matt) Dokken, Derek, Jarita and her daughter, Neela; Chris’s wife, Danielle; and their daughter, Olivia. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Urban Gregory; brothers, Russell and Chris.

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Marie B. Rademacher Marie B. Rademacher, age 91, of Melrose, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. followed by Christian Mothers at 6 p.m. Friday evening. Marie Bernadine Uphoff was born July 26, 1920 in New Munich, Minnesota to Joseph and Elizabeth (Wiebolt) Uphoff. On October 3, 1945 she married Vernon Rademacher in New Munich. She worked at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the school hot lunch program. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the

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reers that require them to sacrifice time away from their families, and working long hours. They are willing to run into harm’s way to protect fellow citizens, they are America’s true heroes, and deserve our utmost gratitude. As we remember the heroes of that day, may we also remember those whose lives were taken so swiftly. Taking a moment to reflect on this day will bring us together and unify our country; setting aside political parties and rhetoric and remembering our fellow countrymen who bravely gave their lives for our freedom. Our men and women serving overSept. 11 continued to pg 7

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Sept. 11 continued from pg 6 seas have answered the call of duty and faithfully serve our country. While we enjoy the freedoms we are so privileged to have in our country, let us not forget to thank the families of those serving our country and the sacrifices they make each and every day. Sometimes their sacrifice to our country goes unnoticed and they continue to dedicate themselves to serving our country.

No matter what we may be doing to remember the anniversary of September 11th, may we remember those who have paid the ultimate price, and honor those who bravely answer the call of duty, keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. Representative Mike LeMieur can be reached by phone at 651-296-4247 or via e-mail at rep.mike.lemieur@house. mn.

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

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Living Life Through a Long Wait

By Saralee Perel I had the experience every woman dreads - an abnormal mammogram. For the twentytwo years I practiced psychotherapy, I listened to other peoples’ problems. Now, I’ve got a beauty of my own. It will take over a month before I find out if I have cancer. I am in the process of waiting, and I’ve had to learn a lot about it. I hope what I’m finding will help others. I guess when it comes down to the nitty gritty, my caretaking persona just won’t let up. There have been many times I have not handled this well. That is quite acceptable. Petty things make me mad. Last night, when my husband forgot to turn off the outside light, I railed at him. He forgave me. I forgave myself. Poignant moments have occurred that stand out in my thoughts. How worried I was when the technician kept repeating x-rays and I feared that my dripping tears would show up on the films. Having taken great pains to position my breast and arms and not wanting me to move, she dried my cheek with her finger. And the anguish on my husband’s face when I couldn’t say his name, but instead motioned for him to come because the doctor wanted to talk to us. We sat silently in the tiny room, not needing to verbally express the onslaught of terrors and hopes that sped through our minds. I have had so many people I hardly know say, “I’ll pray for you.” These words affect me profoundly. And that is because I know they are said with tenderness and collective human vulnerability. I’ve spent many years researching the various “stages” of crises. This is what I know: there aren’t any universal stages or “normal” patterns of reaction. Our experiences are unique to us. The stage of denial? No, I never felt that this wasn’t happening. It hit me instantly, and jolted me like an elevator plunge. It still does. The stage of anger? I’ve been there a lot. But I never went through the stage of, “Why me?” At least, not yet. Every afternoon, I fill the bird bath

with fresh water and watch the chickadees splash around. That’s a “present moment” stage. The more of these I can muster, the better off I am. I say to myself, “This day is going to pass one way or another. It’s up to me how I choreograph it.” Does this always work? No. But sometimes it does. That’s the best I can do. And if I can’t always do my best, well that’s ok too. I’ve also added the “quick fix” stage. Did you know that it’s perfectly all right to watch a video during a beautiful sunny day? Or eat the leftovers you promised yourself you’d freeze? Not all quick fixes are good ideas. Mine are harmless save for the guilt normally associated with them. This is a very good time to scrap the guilt. I’ve learned another personal truism. I like sympathy. It feels good. I like cards and flowers and phone calls. Someone gave me a plastic lobster that slithers across the linoleum floor when you wind it up. I like presents. Exercise helps. I force myself to walk. Keeping the house neat helps. When it’s a mess, I tend to get melodramatic and think of the disarray as a metaphor for my self. Writing stories helps. Every morning I change the little calendar next to my computer. I’ll admit I’m glad to put another day behind me. This is a part I hate. Wishing for time to pass is something I have always shunned. Now I’m different. That’s just the way it is. But God willing, that should pass. I haven’t seen the hummingbird at my feeder in a couple of weeks, so I haven’t bothered putting out new nectar. Last night at sunset, I saw his beautiful sleek body hover by the empty feeder. He seemed to say, “You know there are other beings in the world besides yourself. And just because I haven’t been around doesn’t automatically mean I’m gone for good. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring.” This morning I awoke with very sad thoughts. I considered staying in bed and allowing my imagination to plummet to the darkest of places. Instead, I put out fresh hummingbird nectar. Award-winning columnist, Saralee Perel, can be reached at sperel@saraleeperel.com/ Please “Like” her new Facebook Community Page: Saralee Perel Presents Gracie, My 4-Footed Coach.

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to PFA stating that all the material used on the water/road project was bought in the USA. This letter has to be signed by the contractor. A final spread sheet will also be sent with all the materials used in the project. There was discussion about the electronic Swanville sign that has been put up. Council would like a contract wrote up between the 1st State Bank and the City. In the contract council would like it clear who is to pay for the maintenance, electricity, insurance and who owns the sign. The abandoned house on the Lundeen property was discussed. The owners were asked to be at the meeting, but they were not present. Bids were received for the tearing down of the house and a payment plan was mailed to the owners. Jim Molitor will visit with the owners and report back. A request was read from the Initiative Foundation asking for support from the City once again. After discussion, Jim Piekarski made a motion to contribute to the Foundation $600.00 in 2012. Tim Grittner seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Bids were looked at for the hydraulic plow to fit the recently purchased city truck. After discussion, Jim Molitor made a motion to purchase the plow from Midland Equipment CO. Jim Piekarski seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The annual Swanville Rural Fire Association meeting is set for Tuesday, August 23, 2011

at 8:00pm. Council will meet at 7:30pm in the Community Center and then recess to go to the fire hall. The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the Council were furnished with a listing. AJ Johnson made a motion to approve the claims. Jim Piekarski seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The next monthly meeting will be held September 6, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. There being no further business, a motion was made by Jim Piekarski and seconded by Tim Grittner to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 8:50 p.m. Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/ Treasurer Swanville City August 23, 2011 Minutes of the Swanville City Council special meeting held in the Swanville Community Center on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm with the following members present: Sandy Peterson, Jim Molitor, Tim Grittner, Jim Piekarski and AJ Johnson. The Fire Association assessment was discussed and the council was recessed to move to the fire hall. The Swanville Rural Fire Assoc. budget for 2011-2012 was set for $32,000.00. The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/ Treasurer

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The Grey Eagle Board of Supervisors adopted the following updated ordinances on June 6, 2011. Section 1: Title Section 2: Intent and Purpose Section 3: Rules and Definitions Section 4: General Provisions Section 5: Administration Section 6: Zoning Districts Section 7: Septic Section 8: Performance Standards Section 9: Adult Entertainment Section 10: Feedlot Section 11: Subdivision To obtain information on any of these ordinances, please contact Bev Eggerth, Zoning Administrator at 320-732-3409, or by mail at 26234 285th Ave, Long Prairie, MN 56347


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MnDOT asks public to help shape Letter to the Editor future of regional public transportation To submit a Letter to the Editor, emailed to htnews@meltel.net in central Minnesota Save Tax Dollars, Yield to Bicycles! Important public surveys to be conducted by telephone in many portions of central Minnesota from mid-September to mid-October The Minnesota Department of Transportation is sponsoring a project to evaluate the potential for new regional public transportation services and other commuter options in central Minnesota. Future transit services could be initiated from cities throughout central Minnesota to St. Cloud, Minneapolis, St. Paul and elsewhere, depending on the outcome of the Central Minnesota Commuter Study, which is scheduled to begin in mid-September. One of the first steps of the project is to ask central Minnesota residents about their current commutes, the challenges they face and what improvements they hope to see in the future. The public is requested to share their responses to a MnDOT-sponsored survey about commuter behavior in central Minnesota. Survey researchers will be random dialing telephones during daytime and evening hours in the following counties: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena

and Wright. “We hope people won’t hang up on the surveyors,” said Sue Siemers, MnDOT project manager. “If they’ll spend just a little bit of time on the phone with us, they can help us understand where future transportation resources should be invested.” All survey responses will be kept confidential and no responses will be able to be tracked to any specific households. The Central Minnesota Commuter Study also will include surveys at regional park-and-ride facilities, focus groups and an extensive analysis of travel patterns. The study is expected to be completed in 2012 and will serve as a roadmap for future investments in commuter transportation. MnDOT District 3, with offices in St. Cloud and Baxter, is overseeing the study in collaboration with Nelson\ Nygaard Associates and their partners, Minneapolis-based LSA Design and Decision Resources Ltd. For more information about this project, contact Susan Siemers at 320223-6556.

Kringen’s Korner - By Jon Kringen, LPGE Superintendent

First Two Weeks: The first two weeks of school are critical for all learners; the importance of this time and some advice for parents (and students) is the topic of this week’s column. When children return to school after the summer break, their perceptions about school and about themselves as learners are mostly uncertain. It’s a new year with new teachers, new books, new classes, new schedules and new friends. All of these novelties come with the hope this year could be different and better than all previous years. A good start to the year is important as for many students, their initial success or lack thereof will impact their attitude for the rest of the year; here are some ideas to help get the year off to a good start:

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1. Show up, on time and be ready to work. 2. Come to school with the attitude that school is a place to learn first. 3. Work with your teacher to correct any problems early. 4. Get homework done on time. 5. Give your best effort at all times. A quality education only comes from the efforts of the school, parents and students working as a team. Let us all commit to work together to make this happen!

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By Dan Shaffer I’m putting my request for respectful driving near bicycles in writing this year. Please slow down and yield most of a lane when passing a bicycle. Nine out of ten of you already do this. Thank you! So I’m probably preaching to the choir here - if you read the newspaper editorials you probably already drive respectfully. However, if you don’t get it and can read on, three important things should be known. First - it is simply respectful to slow down and yield most of a lane to someone when you are driving a ton of steel past them and he has no protective shield. Second, it is the law to yield to bicycles. Bicycling on all roadways (except posted four lane highways) is a legal and common practice. We (bicyclists) take precautions to be more visible so that you can see us, then slow down and yield space. Third, when you pass close to me at 60 mph (especially if you force oncoming traffic onto the shoulder - what’s the rush!) I note your license plate and phone the Sheriff (this is how you are wasting our tax dollars). The sheriff has been helpful in contacting you after the fact and giving me the vague feeling that at least something is being done. I have been considering figuring out a way to videotape you and hold you accountable in court either through a fine or a civil action. Please save me that effort, the frustration, and most importantly the threat to my personal safety and simply slow down and yield when you see a bicycle on the road. (If you are a lawyer and want to litigate the videotape project contact me, please!) If you are wondering why/where I ride my bicycle, it’s for both transpor-

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tation and exercise. I simply enjoy exercise as well as the gas savings and I also don’t want to “enjoy” the medical consequences of sedentary living. I ride/commute to Melrose from Grey Eagle 2-3 times per week using Stearns County Hwy. 13 (Todd County Hwy. 19) and State Hwy. 28, occasionally longer routes. I’ll keep riding into November except when we have snow, rain or frigid weather. Again thanks to the nine of you who have earned my respect and do not waste the Sheriff’s time and the taxpayer dollar!

In 1865 there hung in an art gallery in Europe a striking painting of the bleeding, thorn-crowned Christ, called “Behold the Man.” One day a 23-year-old girl stood spellbound before it. Overwhelmed by the sacrifice of her Savior, Frances Havergal immediately started writing this immortal hymn: “I gave my life for thee, My precious blood I shed, That thou might’st ransomed be, And quickened from the dead; I gave, I gave My life for thee, What hast thou given for Me?”

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diversicom adds NFL’s RedZone

diversicom is excited about the addition of NFL’s RedZone to their television lineup. Tune to diversicom channel 600 for a FreeView of NFL RedZone on September 11th! The FreeView is available to customers that have Premier Video or Digital Choice service. “Making NFL RedZone available to our customers gives us the opportunity to show our commitment to delivering quality programming,” said David Pratt, Director of Video at diversicom. “Our customers love sports and NFL’s RedZone is a great addition.” NFL RedZone takes you from game

Swanville Fishing League

August 31 • Pine Island Team Season Total Giddings 223 Where’s the fish 114 Reel-N-Rascals 82 Riverside Meats 313 Waltman Appraisal 298 Team Bush Light 75 Largest Fish Standings Northern Pike: 28-3/4 in., Marcus Zinnel, Little Birch Lane, May 25. Crappie: 9 in., Craig Giddings, Big Swan, June 22. Lrg. Mouth Bass: 19-1/2 in., Darrel Bruder, Mill Lake, June 15; Joel Hansen, Lake Beauty, July 27. Sm. Mouth Bass: 19 1/2 in., Laurie Giddings, Missippi N., July 20. Sunfish: 9-1/2 in., Sally Waltman, Mound Lake, July 6. Walleye: 19 1/2 in., Darrel Bruder, Little Birch, August 27.

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A Ticket

A minister parked his car in a noparking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn’t find a space with a meter. Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: “I have circled the block 10 times. If I don’t park here, I’ll miss my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses.” When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note: “I’ve circled this block for 10 years. If I don’t give you a ticket I’ll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation.”

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GARAGE SALE: Thur., Sept. 15th 9:00-7:00, Fri. 9:00-6:00; boys NB-4T, girls NB-18M, high chair, snow blower, lawn mower, 5 gal pails. 612 Augustana Lane, Albany. 9/15

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FOR SALE: 12 pieces from Coppercraft Guild: bowls, cups, candlesticks, etc., excellent condition, will sell for $80 or B/O. Call 320-836-2996. FOR SALE: (5) 7 ft. x 8 ft. steel fence panels, heavy duty; 1980 Chevy tailgate, $30. Call 320-412-0261. FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn FOR SALE: 3x3x8’ square grass hay, 4’x5’ rounds, net wrapped, stored inside, also corn and wheat straw, delivery available. Call 320-761-0734. tfn

WANTED TO BUY: Good slaughter cows, big bulls, also lumpjaw, foundered, lame steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913. 10/20P

FOR RENT: In south Texas, 2 bedroom mobile home for Winter Texans, completely furnished. Call 320-492-8032. 9/8P

WANTED: Dead trees, Swanville area. Call 320-412-0261.

FOR RENT: Furnished 2 bedroom home on Big Birch Lake, $700 per week. Call Bob at 651-485-8888. 9/22

FOR SALE: Fooseball table $100; TV stand $25; Brother printer/fax/copier/ LAKE HOUSE FOR RENT: On Long scanner $50; Astra scanner $10. Call Lake, Burtrum, furnished 3 bedroom 320-333-9774. house on 3 acres, $800 a month plus utilities. Call 320-230-4113, or check it FOR SALE: 1979 Z28 Camaro, runs out at Thecottagenest.com for pic. 9/8P and drives. Call Tim at 952-217-2589. FOR SALE: By owner, Big Birch FOR SALE: Aluminum diamond plated #30928 south shore. Call 615-604-3814. toolbox for back of full sized pickup, $165. Call 320-285-4701. FOR SALE: 40 acres of hunting land in Iona Township by County Road 11 close FOR SALE: 6 hp Johnson outboard to Long Prairie. Great for duck, deer and motor, inspected and cleaned, extremely pheasant hunting. Next to 180 acres of low hours, $700. Call 651-335-2882. State Land, $35,000.00. Call 763-5599320. FOR SALE: Heavy duty lift chair, $70. Call 651 335-2882. FOR SALE: 10x45 mobile home for lake or hunting castle, old but nice, upFOR SALE: Conn Organ; ladies cow- dates, $1,200. Call 320-352-3599 or boy boots size 8; king size comforter 320-250-1718. skirt & shams; boys mountain bike; food dryer. Call 320-285-2416. FOR SALE: 5 H.D. tires on 5 hole rims, tire size 7:00x15-10 ply, like new, $50 each. Call 320-573-3939. 9/15 FOR SALE: Hellenbrand water softener, $150; 42” Olevia flat screen TV, $250, all like new. Call 320-333-3841; 320-249-0794.

Long Prairie: Terrace Townhome Melrose: Village Townhome East Village Townhome Glenwood: Gables Townhome Sauk Centre: Centre Crossing Townhome Centre Village Townhome Little Falls: Edgewater Townhome Courtyard Townhome Royalton: Platwood Townhome

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Dumpster Rolloffs Now Available! Call for Price Quote

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