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Hamerlinck organizes Forever House receives raves Town Crier Apollo Alumni Association Volume 29, Issue 11 Est. 1989

Sartell Hockey Association to host gun raffle

The Sartell Hockey Association is hosting a Scheels gun raffle with 100 firearms. Participants have a 1:20 chance of winning with the grand prize being a $1,749 Baretta A 300, 12-gauge. Winners may also use the gift card for any other merchandise in the St. Cloud Scheels store or online. To purchase tickets online, to see a list of firearms and values, or for more information visit sartellhockeyraffle.com.

Birdhouse building project set March 19

A youth birdhouse-building project is scheduled from noon3 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at St. Stephen City Hall, 2 Sixth Ave. SE. The project is sponsored by the St. Stephen Sportsmen’s Club and the City of St. Stephen.

Empty Bowls set March 25

Empty Bowls, a soup benefit and arts and crafts fair, will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud. There will be music, kids’ activities and fun for the whole family. Proceeds benefit Place of Hope Ministries. For more information, visit placeofhopeministries.org.

April 1 deadline for disabled turkey hunt

The deadline is April 1 for people with physical disabilities to apply for a turkey hunt at Rockville County Park and Nature Preserve and Spring Hill County Park. The hunts will take place in April and May. Applications can be obtained through the website of Midwest Outdoors Unlimited, www.midwestoutdoorsunlimited.com, or by calling the Stearns County Park Department at 320-255-6172. Applications can also be picked up at the park office located at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, 1802 CR 137 in Waite Park.

Food Share Month matches donations

March is Food Share Month in Minnesota where donations are matched throughout the month. During this time of significant economic distress, many area families are using local food shelves more than ever before. Consider leveraging the match by running a food drive within your work place, church or service club and donate to your local food shelf. Food shelves include the following: Catholic Charities Emergency Services at 320-2294560; C.R.O.S.S. Center of Benton County at 320-968-7012; and The Salvation Army at 320-252-4552.

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com

St. Joseph resident Peter Hamerlinck is organizing other Apollo High School graduates to help form an alumni association. He and about a dozen people met for a meeting March 1 at Apollo High School to discuss what he had outlined as the mission and purpose of the proposed Hamerlinck St. Cloud Apollo Alumni Association. Hamerlinck said discussions at the meeting included: • Making Apollo High School alumni available for educational collaborations with current Apollo High School students • Identifying alumni who would be available to speak with students at the school • Establishing post-secondary scholarships • Creating alumni-focused homecoming activities Alumni working with school district staff to share Alumni • page 4

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The “Forever House,” developed in part by Chris Hensel of Dovetail Kitchen Designs of St. Joseph, was a big attraction at the Central Minnesota Builders Association’s Home Show held March 10-12 in St. Cloud. The 48-foot by 44-foot walk-through included a kitchen, garage, living room, media room and patio. The home includes concepts and amenities that home-buyers would enjoy having in their home for a long time. Pictured is the kitchen area. For additional photos, visit www.thenewsleaders.com.

Children’s Home ends residential treatment by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com

The Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home will no longer provide mental-health r e s i d e n t i a l Pareja treatment services for children but plans to expand its

day-treatment program. Children who receive services will no longer live at the site but will instead go home to their families in the evening. The programming transition will begin immediately. The first phase is expected to take about two months and includes discharging youth who will complete the program soon and helping other residents find new program options.

“This decision is intended to increase the focus on community-based mental health services,” said Steve Pareja, Catholic Charities executive director in a media release. “Our programs have provided exceptional care to youth with mental health needs, but over time, the demand for services has shifted from residential services to day services.” He said during the past few years the organization has seen

a trend of decreased referrals for residential services and an increase in request for day services. The program change will allow the organization to serve more children in the area. According to its website, the organization’s staff works with children and their families to help children function more successfully in their homes, schools and community enHome • page 7

Tai Ji Quan balance class begins Monday at Heritage Hall by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com

A class called Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance will begin on Monday, March 20 and will continue from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through June 12 at the Church of St. Joseph Heritage Hall Parish Center in St. Joseph. Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is a program presented in two one-hour sessions each week.

Each session includes warm-up exercises, core practices that include a mixture of practice of forms and variations of forms, mini-therapeutic movements and brief cool-down exercises. Certified instructor Paula Woischke said Tai Ji Quan has been shown to help improve strength, balance, mobility and daily functioning and to help prevent falls by older adults and individuals with balance disorders. Balance • page 5

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Certified instructor Paula Woischke instructs a Tai Ji Quan class. She will teach a Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance class beginning Monday, March 20 which continues Mondays and Thursdays through June 12 at the Church of St. Joseph Heritage Hall parish center in St. Joseph.

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If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes. This information is submitted by the St. Joseph Police Department. Jan. 1 3:16 a.m. Expired tabs. College Avenue N./Minnesota Street W. While on patrol an officer saw a vehicle traveling east bound on

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ficer arrived on scene; the female met the officer at the door. The officer had her sit down and the officer administered oxygen until rescue arrived. Rescue took over treatment, transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital. Jan. 2 12:50 p.m. Car accident. CR 75. An officer on duty was dispatched to a vehicle crash at the intersection of CR 75/Second Ave. N.W. Vehicle one failed to yield to vehicle two, striking vehicle two in the right rear wheel. Vehicle one had damage to its front and vehicle two had damage to its right rear.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 11:02 p.m. Expired registration. 725 CR 75 W. While on patrol traveling westbound on CR 75 by CR 3 an officer saw a vehicle parked down by the ballfields. The officer identified the driver. The officer saw the vehicle had September 2016 registration on the vehicle. The male driver said he bought them two weeks ago online. The driver didn’t have current insurance information. The officer issued a citation for expired registration and no proof of insurance. His vehicle was stuck in the snow and he called for roadside assistant. Jan. 3 5:36 p.m. DUI. 103rd Avenue/ Third Avenue S.W. Dispatch reported a vehicle in the ditch on 103rd Avenue in St. Joseph. An officer located the vehicle in the ditch just south of Iverson Street on 103rd Avenue. The officer pulled up and found a man to be the lone occupant in the vehicle and he was in the driver’s seat with the car turned off, but in reverse. The man smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety and preliminary breath test. The man blew a .20 in dimethyl tryptamine. The man was arrested for second-degree DUI.

Is your event listed? Send your information to: Newsleader Calendar, P.O. Box 324, St. Joseph, MN 56374; fax it to 320-363-4195; or, e-mail it to news@thenewsleaders.com. Friday, March 17 St. Joseph Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 610 CR 2. St. Joseph Area Historical Society, open 4-7 p.m., Old City Hall, 25 First Ave NW. stjosephhistoricalmn. org. St. Cloud Singles Club Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, American Legion, 17 Second Ave. S., Waite Park. 320-3394533. stcloudsingles.net. Saturday, March 18 Mothers of Multiples Kids Used Clothing and Equipment Sale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Discovery School, 707 7th St. S., Waite Park. Maple Syrup Open House, 1-4 p.m., Kraemer Lake-Wildwood

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Sunday, March 19 Build-your-own-omelette breakfast, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, 8 a.m.-noon, 17 Second Ave. N., Waite Park. 320-251-5498. Collaborative performance by poet Susan Stewart and artist Ann Hamilton, 4 p.m., Alumnae Hall, Haehn Campus Center, College of St. Benedict. Monday, March 20 Lunch and cards, sponsored by Helping Hands Outreach and The Rusty Nail, noon-2 p.m., The Rusty Nail, 4 CR 2 S., St. Stephen. St. Joseph Food Shelf, open 1-3 p.m., Old City Hall, between Minnesota and Cedar Street on First Avenue NW, St. Joseph. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., Ilicil Independent

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Lifestyles, 215 N Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids. 320-529-9000. Wood duck, bluebird and wren house building night, 4-6:30 p.m., American Legion, 101 W, Minnesota St., St. Joseph. 320-363-7568. St. Joseph City Council, 6 p.m., council chambers, St. Joseph City Hall, 75 Callaway St. E. 363-7201. cityofstjoseph.com. St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club, 7 p.m., American Legion, 101 W Minnesota St., St. Joseph.

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Tuesday, March 21 Toddler and preschool readings, 10:30-11 a.m., Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 N. Fifth Ave., Waite Park. 320-253-9359. griver.org. Poet Susan Stewart public reading, 7 p.m., Gorecki Center, Room 204, College of St. Benedict.

Friday, March 24 Art Crawl, 5-9 p.m., downtown St. Cloud.

Wednesday, March 22 St. Cloud Riverwalk Open House, 4:30-6:30 p.m., River’s Edge

Thursday, March 23 St. Joseph Food Shelf, open 1-3 p.m., Old City Hall, between Minnesota and Cedar Street on First Avenue NW, St. Joseph. “Shoulder pain slowing you down?” a St. Cloud Orthopedics seminar, 6-7:30 p.m., Connecticut Ave S., Sartell. To register, call 320-255-5606 or visit centracare.com.

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Alumni from front page their post-Apollo High School stories • Becoming the central point for dissemination of class-reunion information

• Identifying candidates for the Apollo High School Activities Hall of Fame and designing an Academic Hall of Fame, The group also discussed what the potential structure of the St. Cloud Apollo Alumni Association could look like, from leadership to committees. Hamerlinck said he has re-

ceived many telephone calls and emails from people who were unable to attend the March 1 meeting but who are interested in being involved in the association. He said he decided to form and activate the alumni association because an alumni association allows a chance

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for alumni to give back to their high school and provide valuable assistance to future graduates. An association also allows alumni to remain connected to the cities they were involved in during their high school years. Hamerlinck said he has had many discussions during the past few years with Apollo High School alumni who really felt an alumni association is a good idea. After several discussions with Apollo High School Activities Director Dave Langerud, Hamerlinck decided to move forward with forming the association. Hamerlinck, a 1984 Apollo High School graduate and a St. Cloud State University graduate, has lived in the Pleasant Acres addition by St. Joseph for 20 years. He is a past president of the Kennedy Community School Parent-Teacher Association and was a member of the St. Cloud School Board from 2011-14. Hamerlinck received various awards, including the Award of Excellence from the Minnesota Elementary Schools Principals Association, the

Achievement in Education Award from the St. Cloud Morning and Noon Optimist Clubs and the Partners in Education Award from School District 742. He has one daughter who graduated from Apollo High School and another daughter and stepson who are currently attending there. Hamerlinck works as an account manager for a technology company and also does some work for the Apollo High School activities department. His wife, Amy, works at the St. Cloud Veterans’ Administration Hospital. The next meeting for the St. Cloud Apollo Alumni Association will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 in the Principal’s Conference Room at Apollo High School. People should enter Door Number 7. Hamerlinck said organizers hope to continue to build upon the March 1 discussions. Anyone who is interested in becoming part of the group forming the St. Cloud Apollo Alumni Association can contact him at peter.hamerlinck@ isd742.org.

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Balance from front page The class can be done seated or standing which makes it perfect for all fitness levels. The class focuses on learning eight core movements and incorporates some balance components to help with fall prevention. “We know that falls are a big risk for older adults, which is why we continue to offer these programs in St. Joseph, with the collaboration of the Whitney Senior Center and the Church of St. Joseph,” Woischke said. Church of St. Joseph Parish Nurse Marjorie Henkemeyer said Tai Ji Quan originally considered a martial art but has now transformed into a therapeutic exercise that addresses coordinated movement, range of motion, walking and posture. She said the class is perfect for older adults and individuals who have difficulty with balance. The class is one of the evidence-based program options provided through the Whitney Senior Center of St. Cloud. Woischke first brought this workshop to St. Joseph three years ago and said they

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decided to bring the program back to St. Joseph because they had such an overwhelming response to the first one. Woischke said she has been fortunate to be able to train leaders to teach the workshops but yet has the ability to lead the classes herself. She has been teaching the Tai Ji Quan class for three years and an EnhanceFitness class for 12 years. The EnhanceFitness class is ongoing and focuses on all four components of what individuals need in an exercise class that includes balance, endurance, strength and flexibility. “For those that know me and take my class, I bring the energy and passion with me into my classes,” Woischke said. The workshop is covered through grant funding through the Central Minnesota Council on Aging, but voluntary contributions are accepted for the classes. A second session for the workshop will take place from 12:15-1:15 p.m., beginning Friday, April 17 at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud. To register for the class, call Whitney Senior Center at 320255-7245 today.

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Why do officers assume someone was speeding when a driver hits ice and loses control? Q: Why do officers assume someone was speeding when a driver hits ice and loses control? That can happen to the most experienced drivers. Using 169.14.1 to give a person a ticket because he hit some ice and went off the side of the highway seems like that officer has very little compassion. A: Our main mission is to promote traffic safety through education and enforcement. One of the top contributing factors to why people are losing their lives and being injured on our roadways is speeding or traveling too fast for conditions. Law enforcement sees this far too often. In most cases, these tragic crashes are preventable. Many of the fatal and serious injury crashes that I have investigated are the one-vehicle rollovers or a two-vehicle crash where one of the vehicles was traveling too fast for conditions, lost control and struck another vehicle. We all have an obligation to

drive with due care and adjust our driving skills to the weather, road and traffic conditions. This is especially true in winter when weather and road conditions can frequently change. Losing control of a vehicle is evidence that the driver committed a violation of a traffic or equipment law. Failure to drive with due care is the most common violation when a vehicle loses control and goes off the roadway. The number one thing we can all do is slow down and increase our following distances, especially when roads are slippery and the visibility becomes poor. In my experience and when talking with my co-workers, the reasons found for a vehicle losing control on slippery road surfaces are typically: • Traveling too fast for conditions. • Using cruise control on poor road conditions. • Following too closely.

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It would be sheer folly to kill arts organization The current Republican majority in the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration are considering putting an end to the National Endowment for the Arts, which would be a most unfortunate decision. Since 1965, when the NEA was founded by an act of Congress, the agency has given a couple of hundred thousands of grants that have helped keep alive this great nation’s vibrant arts, both traditional and cutting-edge. As often happens, unfortunately, when talk comes down to budget-cutting, the arts are often first on the chopping block, with too many uninformed people considering arts as frivolous fluff, not essential or – worse – subversive of traditional values. Years ago, in the late 1980s, there was a big push to end the NEA because of a handful of controversial art works, some of them denounced as blatantly obscene and/or disturbing. Some were, in fact, disturbing. And many great artworks, such as Picasso’s monumental Guernica, are disturbing – goads to our conscience. Such strange works three decades ago outraged some conservatives who were eager to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Fortunately, the NEA survived, largely because many enlightened conservatives who cherish and nurture the arts yelled “Whoa!” The arts have enriched all of our lives in ways we don’t often think about. Some of the arts supported by the NEA include the following: folk and traditional arts, literature, local art agencies, museums, media arts, design, arts education in schools, dance, theater, opera, music and visual arts such as painting, print-making, sculpture and so much more. Arts are what help make us fully-realized human beings in a civilized society, and every great society in history all the way back to antiquity has supported and nurtured the arts, as the world’s magnificent museums so eloquently testify. Societies that are not civilized, that thrive on barbarism, cannot tolerate art works because they view the arts as a threat to their twisted ideologies: Hitler’s regime and ISIS are two examples of art-haters that went on rampages, smashing and destroying as ISIS goons recently did in the ancient ruins of Palmyra, and in Syrian and Iraqi museums. Thriving arts are dependent upon open minds and vigorous democracies. People who interact with arts and are enlivened by arts have a low tolerance for rigid ideologies and intolerant behaviors. The NEA is “dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.” The annual budget of the NEA is about $146 million, a tiny fraction of the entire national budget. To kill the NEA would be a grave mistake, cutting off nose to spite face, a cynical move, a darkening of the light of American civilization. We should loudly oppose ending this indispensable arts agency. Tell national legislators, “Do not kill the NEA.”

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Forget iPhone; get a piggy bank Mrs. Anderson gathered her three children into the living room. “Well, we can forget about that iPhone we planned to buy next month,” Mrs. Anderson told them. “But why, mom?” they asked all at once. “Because the $700 we saved so long to buy it will have to be used for health insurance,” she said. “The Congress is about to get rid of Obamacare and replace it with another health-care plan. We have to save every cent we can.” “Well, that’s not fair!” said Johnny, the fourth-grader. “Fair or not, we have no choice,” the mother said. “Just yesterday, a congressman, some guy named Jason Chaffetz of Utah, said low-income Americans (that’s us, kids!) should not buy an iPhone and instead save the money for our healthcare premiums and co-payments.” “I suppose that means we can’t get that new car we were going to buy,” said Judy the teenager. “New car?” said her mother, laughing. “You mean that 2001 Dodge Stratus we checked out? The one with 89,000 miles on it? We’ll probably have to stick with the old Ford beater that’s nickeland-diming us half to death.” “Oh, whatever,” scoffed Judy. “Hey, Daddy’s home,” shouted Chucky, the first-grader. “Daddy, what’s that in your arms? Is that a present for me?” “Son, it’s a present for all of us,” Mr. Anderson said. “It’s a jumbo piggy bank. It’s also known as a health-savings account. From now on, I want you kids to put half of your allowance money in this bank. No more bubble gum. No more

Dennis Dalman Editor candy bars.” “C’mon, dad, that’s not fair!” Judy shouted. “Life’s not fair,” he said. “Do you think it’s fair your mother and I work minimum-wage jobs? Do you think it’s fair we sometimes have to go to the food shelf? What’s fair about your mother getting breast cancer last year? Is it fair that Chucky broke his arm on the playground? And this isn’t fair, either, but you might have to get a job, Judy.” “Why?” Judy replied. “Because – sorry, Judy – but you might have to help us pay health-care premiums,” he said. “Well, how come we managed before?” she asked. “Because we had Obamacare,” he told his daughter. “We still do, but that might be repealed soon by Congress. The politicians say their new plan will give us more competition, more freedom, more quality. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced today that everybody – even the poorest (that’s us, kids!) – will be able to afford it if we save enough, but they’ll help us with tax credits. We can choose our own doctors. That’s what our new president promises, too. More choices.” “Choices? No iPhone? No car? Not even candy, for cryin’ out loud?” Judy scoffed. “Some choices! Why do those

politicians get spiffy health care and live so high-on-the-hog, and we have to grovel down in the dumps?” Mrs. Anderson scolded her daughter. “Judy, now stop that,” she said. “Those politicians work harder than we do. They are smarter than we are. They know best. Well, at least that’s the way they act. That’s what they say.” “Yeah, well talk is cheap,” Judy said. “Maybe so, but we cannot do without health care,” Mrs. Anderson said. “What would I have done without Obamacare? Thanks to that, they caught my breast tumors early, or I probably wouldn’t be here to tell about it.” Mr. Anderson went out to the car and brought a package into the living room. “Oh, daddy, a present for me!” Chucky squealed with delight. “No, son, it’s a home-health-care kit,” he said. “If we can’t save enough money in Mr. Piggy, we might have to depend upon this kit.” “Well, what’s in it?” Chucky asked, eyes wide. Mr. Anderson began taking items out of the big box. “Aspirin, Band-Aids, gauze, cotton balls, Ace bandages, rubbing alcohol, splints, clamps and a bunch of other things,” said Mr. Anderson. “This do-ityourself health kit might come in handy some day, in a pinch. Look, there’s even a pliers here for pulling out loose teeth.” “But what if we get really, really sick, like mom did last year?” Judy asked. “If we can’t save enough for health care, we can’t get sick,” he said, pointing to the new piggy bank. “So don’t you dare get sick, kids. And that’s an order!”

VFW great for veterans, great for country

I would like to make a special shoutout to an organization I have come to learn so much about and admire during the last few months. That organization is the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW has thousands of chapters around the country and counts more than a million veterans in its membership. It also does youth outreach, with essay contests and other programs. When I first heard about these, I was very intrigued. Their Patriot’s Pen essay contest is for grades six through eight, and the Voice of Democracy contest is for high-school students grades nine through 12. The theme for Voice of Democracy for this year was “My Responsibility to America.” It was a very fitting theme, and one that made me reflect. Our veterans and current service members have given their time, talents and energy toward protecting us and our rights. They are fully practicing their responsibility, and then some. For most people my age, this is something that is not even thought about. Young people can revel in the freedom America gives us without fully realizing the sacrifices made to earn that very freedom. In my essay, I wrote about that I cannot take for granted the rights I have enjoyed as an American citizen. America was and is continuing to be built on a commitment to improving life for ourselves and our children. The American Dream is all about that if you work hard enough, you can get ahead.

Connor Kockler Guest Writer We should not expect things to be given to us for free but that honest effort will be rewarded. My responsibility to America is to take every opportunity I can to improve myself and to work with those around me – to be involved in voting and to volunteer toward improving my town and the world. I cannot grow complacent with the way things are; Americans should always be ready to stand up for one another and fight for what’s right. After hundreds of essays were submitted and judged in the Sixth VFW district, I was honored to be selected as one of nine competitors aiming to be the Minnesota state winner of the contest. Traveling to the Twin Cities for the ceremony, I was able to meet many outstanding veterans and organization members. The amount of hospitality given was truly extraordinary, and I thank all of the organizers for how helpful everyone was. My fellow competitors were very gracious as well. Despite the high stakes on the line, I had many great conversations with them. Everyone had put a lot of ef-

fort into their entries. When the results were announced, the candidate for the Seventh district was selected as the winner. Upon listening to her speech, I could tell all the passion and thought involved. She will now go on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. I will be cheering for Minnesota all the way. Through it all, seeing all the great people that comprise the VFW, I appreciate everything they have done for this country. I hope my generation can see just how far each of them has gone. Whether it was fighting in a foreign land, raising a family or being active citizens of their towns and cities, they have gone the extra mile. I hope to live up to that same standard, and to make my contribution to my city and country at large. They are amazing role models to aspire to, and I was honored to be able to talk with them about their experiences. This brings to mind for me the famous words uttered by President John F. Kennedy at his first inaugural address some 55 years ago. “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” I will continue to ask myself that question, and I hope to do what I can for this country. Connor Kockler is a Sauk Rapids-Rice High School student. He enjoys writing, politics and news, among other interests.

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The Children’s Home Campus has provided day services for several years. About 60 children currently attend programs such as Catholic Charities Young Learners, Youth Learning Center and Day

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LEGAL NOTICES CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME STATE OF MINNESOTA Pursuant to Chapter 333, Min- including any corporations that nesota Statutes, the undersigned, may be conducting this business: who is or will be conducting or Aaron J.Braun, 926 11th Ave. N., transacting a commercial business St. Cloud, MN 56303. in the State of Minnesota under an assumed name, hereby certifies: 4. I certify I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify 1. The assumed name under which I understand by signing this certifthe business is or will be con- icate, I am subject to the penalties ducted is: Aaron Braun Construc- of perjury as set forth in Minnetion. sota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under 2. The stated address of the princi- oath. pal place of business is or will be: 926 11th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN Dated: Feb. 2, 2017 56303. Filed: Feb. 2, 2017 3. The name and street address of all persons conducting business under the above assumed name STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF STEARNS IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: 14 – Quiet Title Court File No. 73-CV-16-116 ORDER FOR PUBLICATION Riverwood Mall, LLC, a Minnesota Limited Liability Corporation, Plaintiff, v. LeRoy Edward Terres, Donna May Terres, Wilbert P. Hirschfeld, Eric F. Netter, Constance I. Netter, The New Toggery Inc., James B. Anderson, Mary Anderson, Lois K. Volkmuth, Vivian A. Siversten, Roberta M. Ellsworth, James T. Haaf, Marchbec Inc., Janette Mary Haaf, n/k/a Janette M. McNurlin, Schnettler Innovative Buildings Inc, a Minnesota corporation, John McNurlin, Anthony Gaetz, Lorraine Gaetz, Anton’s of St. Cloud, a Minnesota corporation, Sauk River Recreation Inc., a Minnesota corporation, Larson Enterprises, and the unknown heirs of the defendants above-named, the unknown heirs of Ann R. Hirschfeld, Hattie A. Brick, Richard F. Volkmuth, Edward C. Ellsworth, and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien in or upon the real property described in Plaintiff’s complaint herein, Defendants. This matter came on before the undersigned Judge for an order directing service of the Summons and Complaint in Quiet Title Action in the above-entitled matter on unknown defendants, described below, by publication of the summons in a newspaper of general circulation most likely to give notice to such defendants and on the affidavit of Daniel A. Eller, attorney for plaintiff; and It appearing to the court from the Affidavit of Daniel A. Eller, the files records and proceedings herein, and the Complaint filed in

/s/ Aaron J. Braun, president Publish: March 10 and 17, 2017 this action that a good cause of action exists in favor of the plaintiff against each and all of unknown defendants or each and all of unknown defendants are necessary and proper parties to this action; and It further appearing that the Complaint was filed on Jan. 4, 2016, and it further appearing that the names of each and all of unknown defendants described in the Complaint as “the unknown heirs of the defendants above-named and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien in or upon the real property” whether within or without the State of Minnesota are unknown to plaintiff, and that their identity cannot be ascertained with reasonable diligence; and it further appearing that none of the unknown defendants has been served with the Summons and Complaint for the above-stated reasons; and It further appearing that service of the Summons cannot be made on unknown defendants except by publication; IT IS HEARBY ORDERED: 1. The Summons be served on each and all of such unknown defendants by publication in the St. Joseph Newsleader, a newspaper of general circulation designated as most likely to give notice to such unknown defendants; 2. Publication be made at least once a week for three consecutive weeks; 3. The service of the Summons shall be deemed complete twenty-one (21) days after the first publication. 4. Mailing a copy of the Summons and Complaint to such unknown defendants be dispensed with since plaintiff cannot, with reasonable diligence, ascertain the place or places where such defendants, whose names and addresses are unknown to plaintiff, would properly receive matter transmitted

CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME STATE OF MINNESOTA Pursuant to Chapter 333, Minnesota Statutes, the undersigned, who is or will be conducting or transacting a commercial business in the State of Minnesota under an assumed name, hereby certifies: 1. The assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted is: Tom Ray Construction LLC. 2. The stated address of the principal place of business is or will be: 1513 Pine Siskin Ave., Sartell, MN 56377. 3. The name and street address of all persons conducting business under the above assumed name in-

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Dated: Feb. 20, 2017 /s/ John Scherer Judge of District Court Filed in Stearns County Court Administration Feb. 20, 2017 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF STEARNS IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: 14 – Other Civil Court File No. 73-CV-16-116 SUMMONS Riverwood Mall, LLC, a Minnesota Limited Liability Corporation, Plaintiff, v. LeRoy Edward Terres, Donna May Terres, Wilbert P. Hirschfeld, Eric F. Netter, Constance I. Netter, The New Toggery Inc., James B. Anderson, Mary Anderson, Lois K. Volkmuth, Vivian A. Siversten, Roberta M. Ellsworth, James T. Haaf, Marchbec Inc., Janette Mary Haaf, n/k/a Janette M. McNurlin, Schnettler Innovative Buildings Inc, a Minnesota corporation, John McNurlin, Anthony Gaetz, Lorraine Gaetz, Anton’s of St. Cloud, a Minnesota corporation, Sauk River Recreation Inc., a Minnesota corporation, Larson Enterprises, and the unknown heirs of the defendants above-named, the unknown heirs of Ann R. Hirschfeld, Hattie A. Brick, Richard F. Volkmuth, Edward C. Ellsworth, and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien in or upon the real property described in Plaintiff’s complaint herein, Defendants. THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HERBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to file

cluding any corporations that may be conducting this business: Tom Ray Construction LLC, 1513 Pine Sisken Ave., Sartell, MN 56377. 4. I certify I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify I understand by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. Dated: Feb. 2, 2017 Filed: Feb. 2, 2017 /s/ Thomas Ray Publish: March 17 and 24, 2017 an answer with the Court Administrator to the Complaint which is herewith served on you, within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons on you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This auction involves, affects or brings in question real property situated in the County of Stearns, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows: Attached hereto as Exhibit A You should also know that parties are encouraged to attempt Alternate Dispute Resolution pursuant to Minnesota Law. Alternative Disput Resolution includes Mediation, Arbitration and other processes set forth in the Disrict Court Rules. Dated: Dec. 15, 2015 /s/ Daniel A. Eller ID #26438 Attorney for Plaintiff 2103 Frontage Road No. Suite 25 Waite Park, MN 56387 (320) 253-3700 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Plaintiff, through his undersigned counsel, hereby acknowledges that Minn. Stat. 549.211 provides for an award of costs, attorney’s fees and other penalties in favor of Defendants if the allegations are found to be groundless or made for an improper purpose. Dated: Dec. 15, 2015 /s/ Daniel A. Eller ID #26438 EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION That part of the Northeast Quarter, Section 18, Township 124, Range 28, Stearns County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Northeast Quarter, thence

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North 89 degrees 59 minutes 25 seconds West, along the south line of said Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, a distance of 217.60 feet; thence North 00 degrees 01 minutes 23 seconds West, parallel with the East line of said Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, a distance of 296 feet, more or less to the thread of the Sauk River, being the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence return South 00 degrees 01 minutes 23 seconds East, a distance of 296 feet, more or less to said south line; thence South 89 degrees 59 minutes 25 seconds East, along said south line, a distance of 217.60 feet to said southeast corner; thence South 00 degrees 01 minutes 23 second East, along the west line of the Southeast Quarter of said Northeast Quarter, a distance of 458.84 feet, to the northerly right-of-way line of Old Trunk Highway 52; thence southeasterly, a distance of 205.04 feet on a non-tangential curve, being concave to the north and having a radius of 724.49 feet, a central angel of 16 degrees 12 minutes 57 seconds, and a chord bearing of South 86 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds East; thence North 85 degrees 15 minutes 24 seconds East, along said northerly right-ofway line, a distance of 72.26 feet; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 35 seconds East, a distance of 464.81 feet to the north line of the Southeast Quarter of said Northeast Quarter; thence continuing North 00 degrees 00 minutes 35 seconds East, a distance of 20.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 25 seconds West, parallel with said North line of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, a distance of 66.90 feet; thence North 00 degrees 01 minutes 23 seconds West, parallel with said East line of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, a distance of 284 feet, more or less to the thread of the Sauk River, thence westerly along said thread of the Sauk River to the point of beginning and there terminating. Publish: March 17, 24 & 31, 2017


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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF STEARNS IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 73-PR-17-1707 In Re: Estate of Marion Magdeline Duncan, deceased. ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 31st day of March, 2017, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held at the abovenamed Court in St. Cloud, Minn., for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the above-named decdenet, dated March 3, 2015, and for the appointment of Kimberly A. Duncan, whose address is 1408 E. Minnesota St., St. Joseph, as personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent in unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, a personal representative will be

appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four (4) months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. BY THE COURT Dated: Feb. 24, 2017 /s/ Honorable Vicki E. Landwehr Judge of District Court /s/ George Lock Court Administrator Filed: Feb. 24, 2017 /s/ Janine G. Court Deputy Daniel A. Eller Attorney at Law - #26438 2103 Frontage Road N. Suite 25 Waite Park, MN 56387 320-253-3700 daneller@ellerlaw.com Publish: March 10 & 17, 2017

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