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Summer Gardens Tour set Saturday, Sunday

The Summer Gardens Tour, cosponsored by Thomsen’s Greenhouse and Garden Center and Avon Area Arts, will be held, rain or shine, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Tickets for the self-guided tour can be purchased at the Local Blend or Thomsens in St. Joseph, Aunt Annie’s Quilts and Silks or Green Ambiance in Avon, Byerly’s in St. Cloud, and Wild Bird Center in Waite Park,. The day includes a reception with music and refreshments from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Thomsen’s. All proceeds from the Summer Gardens Tour flow directly to Avon Area Arts, a 501C3 non-profit organization, to assist in operational costs, scholarships and stipends to artists and to encourage and nurture the creative spirit in and around the Avon area. For more information, visit www.

WACOSA to benefit from Rox game

WACOSA is partnering with St. Cloud Rox baseball to host WACOSA night at the 6:05 p.m. game on Saturday, July 20. Rox baseball will donate $3 for every general admission ticket WACOSA sells. The public can purchase tickets at any WACOSA location. Children 4 and under are free.

Old-timers reminisce about games gone by by Mike Nistler

It was a grand old day at Schneider Field in St. Joseph last Saturday as old-timers who once donned the hometown uniform gathered to relive memories. Some took a few swings of the bat. Some brought their old uniforms and gloves. And others just swapped stories, shared laughs and had a great time. The event was organized by Mike Staller, who grew up just a baseball toss from the ballfield where his father, Tom, played ball. Tom Staller passed away on Christmas Day 2011. “My hero died that day,” Mike said. fighting back tears. By getting the old players back to reminisce, Staller was paying tribute to his father, he said. photo by Mike Nistler “I’m doing this more for me Lloyd “Papa Smurf” Pallansch was one of the old-timers who took part in a baseball reunion than anything,” he said. “By of former St. Joseph players last Saturday at Schneider Field. Pallansch got his nickname from Old-timers • page 4 former Minnesota Twin Al Newman because he resembles Papa Smurf of cartoon fame.

All Saints teacher Huls keeps faith in cancer fight by Cori Hilsgen

All Saints Academy teacher Susan Huls is keeping her faith as she battles Stage II breast National Night Out cancer. While chatting at lunch with set Aug. 6 National Night Out will be held her co-workers last Oct. 2, Huls from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Po- felt a sudden semi-sharp pain lice are inviting all neighborhoods under her left arm and also to do the following: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; found some lumps. The next generate support for, and partici- morning the pain was no longer pation in, local anti-crime efforts; bothering her, so she ignored it. strengthen neighborhood spirit and A short time later, she menpolice-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Many neighborhoods will host a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests and youth activities. Call 320-229-9426 if your neighborhood would like to participate.

Same-sex marriage apps available at Stearns County

The same-sex marriage licenses can be applied for prior to the Freedom to Marry law taking effect Aug. 1, but they will not be valid until Aug. 1. For customer convenience, Stearns County will distribute all same-sex marriage licenses applied for beginning Monday, July 29 provided the required five-day waiting period has passed. For more information, visit www. and click on Criers. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers.

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tioned it to her husband, Jerry, who insisted she have it checked out by her doctor. “The doctor showed immediate concern, but we were both puzzled because my June mammogram had been clear,” Huls said. “I had an ultrasound on Oct. 12 and a biopsy on Oct. 15 and I was called on Thursday, Oct. 18, with (the) news it was cancer.” Huls told her children Alex, 24, just graduated from college; Sean, 21, a junior in college;

Laura, 15, a freshman at Royalton High School; and Carson, 12, in seventh-grade in Royalton, as soon as she got the news. Then she told her co-workers. She did not share the diagnosis with anyone else until she knew more. Huls met with her surgeon the following Tuesday and her oncologist on Wednesday. A PET scan indicated the cancerous cells didn’t appear to be located anywhere else. Another test, HER2 neu-gene, showed the cancer seemed to be a less ag-

gressive type. Because of her strong Catholic faith, Huls contacted her parish priest the Friday after she learned her diagnosis. The Rev. Gregory Mastey anointed her and prayed with her after the weekend Mass. “Some definite comfort and the beginning of some peace of mind,” Huls said. “I decided not to keep this ‘bump in the road’ a secret from anyone – one of my wisest decisions – and at that Huls • page 5

‘BRAsterpiece’ brings hope to breast-cancer sufferers by Dennis Dalman

Bras, bras and more bras – of all shapes, sizes and colors – will be exhibited starting July 1 in a show entitled “BRAsterpiece” at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. “BRAsterpiece” is a play on words for “Masterpiece,” and its BRA stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. The exhibit, which is designed to raise awareness about breast cancer, will run through Aug. 31. It will feature at least 50 bras. The bras are actual bras that contributed photo have been turned into works Barb Kettler of St. Joseph designed a “chicken bra” last year. of art by many local people. This year she is desiging a “wine-rack bra.” They range from whimsical to

wildly comical, from thoughtful to stunning. One of the bra artists is Barb Kettler of St. Joseph. Kettler is a graphic artist who works for GMP Co. (formerly Golden Plump chicken company). Kettler is a good friend of Ruth Petermeir, a medical photographer at MidSota Plastic Surgeons, who is also in charge of marketing and communications for “Bra Day USA,” the national campaign to raise breast-cancer awareness. Inspired by Petermeier’s efforts, Kettler took up the challenge of designing two bras for “Bra Day USA” last year. One of the bras was a “chicken bra” covered with feathers; the other BRAsterpiece • page 3

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Noah Ebel of St. Joseph recently received the Augustana Trustees Scholarship, based on his outstanding academic achievement and performance in the Distinguished Scholars Competition, from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. Three St. Joseph students were recently named to the spring semester dean’s list at St. John’s If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes. June 23 12:26 a.m. Accident. CR 75. Officer came upon a vehicle that hit a deer. Officer had to dispatch deer which was still alive. There was damage to front corner panel, headlight and windshield. Found driver walking with flashlight. He stated he would get glass fixed through insurance and fix the rest himself. 3:55 a.m. Fight. 13th Avenue N. Responded to a physical fight between two brothers. Arrived and one of the parties involved was sitting on the front steps. The other was downstairs. Both parties were very intoxicated. Neither really knew what started the altercation. Neither person wanted anything done. After speaking with them, it was observed there was some damage to the furnace duct work. This was brought to the attention of the tenants. The brothers agreed to pay for the damages. The tenants agreed and did not want to pursue the matter. They only requested the parties involved in the altercation leave the residence. The



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parties involved and three others left. 3:49 p.m. Animal. 10th Avenue. Woman flagged down officer to file a complaint a male resident was beating his small lap-size dog. She said this was an ongoing situation. Attempted to make contact with the resident. No answer at the door, no dog barking inside and the neighbors said the vehicle belonging to the resident was not in the parking lot. Advised to call when the beating is in progress. She said she understood and officer cleared. 5:51 p.m. Dog. 12th Avenue SE. Report of a white dog contained at 12th Avenue SE. Officer located the critter and observed it to have a city tag. Officer brought it back to owner. 11:17 p.m. Verbal. Middy Bar. Responded to a verbal in the back parking lot between boyfriend and girlfriend. Argument was over the boyfriend wanting to drive even though he was intoxicated. Nothing physical. Boyfriend agreed to leave his vehicle parked in the parking lot and ride home with his girlfriend. June 24 10:29 a.m. Gas leak. Ash Street E. Assisted with traffic and evacuation as gas was down storm sewer. Stood by until fire chief gave us permission to clear. June 25 4:38 a.m. Verbal. College Avenue N. Responded to a possible physical domestic. Arrived and spoke to the male party when he answered the door. Stated he and his girlfriend were arguing. Nothing physical. Spoke with the female party and she stated it was verbal only. Neither person wanted to leave the residence.

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Friday, July 19, 2013 St. Joseph, was recenty named to the spring semester dean’s list at the College of St. Benedict. She is a first-year environmental studies major. Tanner Walsh of St. Joseph was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Ran female through dispatch and it was learned she had a gross misdemeanor warrant for a false name to a peace officer. Warrant was body only and night capped.??? June 26 9:11 p.m. Juvenile. Pond View Lane E. Juvenile was reported missing when she went on a bike ride without telling anyone. She arrived just prior to officer’s arrival at the residence. Officer spoke to her and told her to make sure someone knows where she is going to prevent them from being worried. June 27 10:12 p.m. Assist person. Fifth Avenue SE/Minnesota Street E. Woman requested officer stand by for her safety so she could get some personal belongs from the residence. Officer spoke with person who lives at the residence who said her stuff and the person she was looking for was not there. He said he would give her the property if it would get her to leave him alone. Officer told this to the woman who said she was OK with this and agreed to leave him alone. June 28 4:35 p.m. Accident. College Avenue N/Minnesota Street E. Driver one was driving westbound on Minnesota Street when driver two was eastbound and did a U-turn in front of driver one. Driver one hit the right side of driver two’s vehicle. No injuries. 6:26 p.m. Fire. 13th Avenue SE. Responded to fire. Fire was out and St. Joseph Fire Department was shortly behind. Stood by to direct traffic. June 30 1:16 a.m. Fireworks. Minnesota Street W. Responded to fireworks. Heard fireworks in this area and spoke to renter and advised him there was to be no more fireworks. He denied having any fireworks left. Advised citations would be issued if officers have to return. 11:43 a.m. Suspicious activity. Graceview Loop. Officer spoke with complainant who just wanted officer to know she smelled marijuana in the area. Officer checked area and was unable to smell any marijuana.

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BRAsterpiece from front page was entitled “My Cup Runneth Over,” which showed images of hope and love. This year she’s doing a “Wine Rack Bra,” with images of wine bottles on it. “It’s a fun thing to do,” Kettler said. “I knew quite a few people who had breast cancer so it’s definitely a good cause. And I’m happy to help raise awareness.” Kettler said creating art-work bras is so different from her work for GMP Co., which involves designing all kinds of computer-generated advertising for the chicken industry. “This Bra Day event allows me to bring out a different way of expressing art, and I’m glad this will help bring awareness to this disease that affects so many people and the ones we love,” Kettler said. “People have so much talent, and I encourage others to get involved and have some fun while raising awareness.” Bra Day actually started two years ago in Canada. This is its second year in the United States, Petermeier said. Although the BRAmeister exhibit will mention Bra Day USA, the actual Bra Day is slated for Oct. 16 at Le St. Germain in St. Cloud and will feature a presentation by a breast-reconstruction plastic surgeon. MidSota Clinic is well known for plastic-surgery procedures, including breast reconstructions. Petermeier said only seven of 10 women are informed of the option of breast reconstruction at the time of their breast-cancer diagnosis. “It’s something all women should be made aware of,” she said. “Not every woman chooses that option, but for many who do, it gives them something to look forward to after treatment. Many women are also uninsured or underinsured, and they tend to be forgotten.” Eve Wallinga, a breast-cancer survivor who lives in St. Cloud, is another bra artist whose work will be featured in “BRAsterpiece.” Her work of art expresses the idea that “the lowest ebb is the turn of the tide,” a message of hope for breast-cancer victims. The bra shows a little sea-

shore with waves lapping onto it and is decorated with actual little seashells Wallinga has collected. “Breast reconstruction is important because it’s a way of taking control of one’s body again,” Wallinga said. Wallinga was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, two years after one of her best friends, Jane

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base. One of the men who took part in the reunion activities was Lloyd Pallansch, 73, who was one of Tom Staller’s best friends. At 73, Pallansch, can still hit and throw a baseball like a man half his age. Nicknamed “Papa Smurf” by former Minnesota Twin Al Newman, Pallansch is a regular at fantasy camps held by the Twins. The men who gathered reminisced about the old days, when St. Joseph, just a small town, had two teams — the Saints and the Joes. The Joes were the “farm team” for the Saints, who could photo by Mike Nistler Chuck Pfannenstein, who caught for St. Joseph from 1953 to compete with any team in the 1963 poses with his catcher’s mitt that he bought 48 years ago, state. Many times, the teams were the same year his son was born. comprised of just a few famThe younger Staller, 52, is ily names. For instance, looking playing baseball this season for back at old box scores from those the St. Joseph Joes, despite hav- days you could find a St. Joseph from front page ing a pacemaker implanted in team that was made up of “four hearing stories, my dad is still his chest. He gets two or three Krebsbach boys, three Pfannenalive.” innings each game in at second stein boys and two Staller boys,”


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Staller said. “Back then, baseball was the fabric of the community,” said Staller, whose grandfather Al played in the ‘20s and ‘30s. “People would go to church and then to the baseball game.” One of the stories being told on this day was the day in 1959 that left-handed hitting Jerry “Bubba” Pfannenstein hit a baseball so far into right field that it bounced and landed on top of the El Paso Club. Pfannenstein was in high school at the time. and he remembers hitting the “fat fastball” off of rival Cold Spring’s Buzz Theis. St. Joseph and Cold Spring were such bitter rivals Pallansch said he has a friend who to this day refuses to eat bread made in Cold Spring because of the rivalry. “We hated those guys,” Lloyd Pallansch said with a laugh. Those old teams had some players who actually spent time in the minor league for professional teams. Buddy Rebar is one. Tommy Krebsbach is another. Krebsbach, who didn’t want to talk about those days, was a shortstop who spent a few years in the New York Yankee organization. “We learned more about baseball from Tommy than all of our coaches,” Jerry Pfannenstein said.

Tommy Krebsbach was the youngest of four Krebsbachs who played baseball for St. Joe. The others were Teddy, John and Jake. Tommy, his friends said, benefited from his brothers’ tutelage. Tommy Krebsbach played for the Saints as a high schooler. Then, when he was a freshman at St. John’s University, he was noticed by a scout for the Yankees, thus beginning his pro career. One of the highlights of the day for Staller was being able to throw batting practice to Pallansch as well as his dad’s brother, Jimmy Staller, 73. While the old-timers hit, the current players for the Joes — many in their 20s — fielded the batted balls. And Chuck Pfannenstein, who caught for St. Joseph from 1953 to 1963, even sported his old uniform as well as the catcher’s mitt he purchased some 48 years ago. “The guys had a blast,” Staller said. “I think Mel Hiltner, after throwing out the first pitch (before St. Joseph played Sartell) and being handed a game ball signed by all the alumni there, was close to tears as he handed the ball to his wife Sharon saying ‘look at the ball these guys gave me.’ He smiled ear to ear all afternoon.” It was a grand day indeed.

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from front page time notified my school community and distant family.” On Oct. 25, the Rev. Jerome Tupa enlisted her class and the congregation to bless her in the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, before her PET scan and surgery. “I immediately began benefiting from the prayers of my friends, family, colleagues and students,” Huls said. Huls has been overwhelmed with the kindness, good wishes and, most importantly, promises of prayers from many. “You know, there is usually a silver lining with dark clouds,” she said. “My family, my school community, my church community – so many people expressing their love and concern really makes me feel so humbly grateful.” Surgeons scheduled a lumpectomy surgery to remove the tumor and an axilla dissection to remove the lymph nodes under Huls’ left arm. Another ultrasound revealed another smaller lump in her breast, so Huls and her medical team decided to remove the entire breast – a mastectomy. Tissue biopsies revealed cancerous cells in the two lymph nodes and both breast lumps. The veins feeding the tumors did not have any cancer cells. The surgeon felt Huls was on the better side of the staging spectrum at Stage II, with no cancer cells showing up any place else and only two out of 20 lymph nodes involved. “I recovered remarkably fast after surgery,” Huls said. “It was Friday, I was home on Saturday, rested Sunday and Monday and was back in school on Tuesday.” After she had healed, Huls started chemotherapy in December. “I had to go to ‘chemo class’ to learn about how things were done and how to take care of myself afterward,” Huls said. “It was not a class I care to repeat – pretty discomfiting to hear what those powerful chemicals can do to your body.” She took her first treatment day, Dec. 5, off from teaching. She expected to feel ill, but said she had no side effects except being slightly tired. “I was already experiencing the power and positive energy of prayers offered on my behalf,” she said.

A large portion of the ASA student body and alumni wore pink in support of women who are facing breast cancer. Girls from the sixthgrade class are shown here.

Huls repeated six cycles of chemotherapy once every three weeks and finished those on March 21. She was able to schedule her treatments on Thursday afternoons, when her classroom schedule was “lighter.” Any “down” time came on Saturdays, so she had a chance to rest. Huls only needed to take one of the three anti-nausea medications that were prescribed to her. She would take it the day before, of and after treatment. She recently finished radiation treatments which were scheduled every 33 days, not including weekends. Her diagnosis of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma is the most common form of breast cancer and a lot is known about it, she said, so doctors usually follow a series of treatments to fight it – surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The original October 2012 PET scan also revealed a lump in Huls’ thyroid. A needle biopsy was inconclusive and cannot determine if it’s cancerous. When she has healed from the radiation, a surgery will be scheduled to remove and test it. “We will see then if my new, very short hair will be able to continue to grow – or if I’ll have to start this all over again,” Huls said. Huls said her students and parents have been amazing. Various ways they have shown their support include a large portion of the student body and alumni wore pink in support of women who are facing breast cancer and put a big sign on her classroom door which read “Fight Like A Girl!” She said an anonymous person placed beautiful pink ribbons on each of the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade lockers in the downstairs gathering place at ASA. On her way home the Saturday after her November surgery, Huls discovered a mini garment factory set up in the ASA lunchroom. Several school parents and students and former students

were making “Hats for Mrs. Huls,” along with inspirational bookmarks, which they sold and presented her with a large check right before Christmas vacation. Teachers and families at ASA provided Huls and her family with a gift of prepared meals from “My Dinner Connection” in Susan Huls holds up a “My Dinner Connection” certificate that Cold Spring. Huls said her family has been she and her family received form students and families to show great through all of this. She and their support in her fight against her Stage II breast cancer. her husband decided to keep things as normal as possible, which meant for her to keep 2013 2013Cold ColdSpring Spring working and to keep herself busy. Huls said this also kept her from drifting into a dark state of Friday and Saturday • July 26-27 mind. All Day Community Wide Garage Sales & Downtown Sidewalk Sales “You have to be ‘with it’ to Beer Garden, Music, Food and Kids Activities keep 23 lively sixth-graders on Friday, July 26 7:30-10 a.m. Chamber Community Breakfast track,” Huls said. “I really en9 a.m.-noon Kids Carnival at Business Center NEW EVEN joyed my year with those kids be9 a.m.-2 p.m. HISTORY MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE TS liStEd 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Art Show cause after the first bit of trauma IN CAPS 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale Noon Lovable Pet Contest for the kids of diagnosis, surgery and start of 1 p.m. Medallion Hunt chemo, my class and I – and the 1-5 p.m. 40 & 8 Train Rides 1-8 p.m. AIRMAXX Trampoline, Water Wars & Inflatables staff – just got back to the busi2 p.m. Kids Bakery Challenge Midcontinent Communications 2-4 p.m. PETTING ZOO ness of teaching and learning, KIDS ZONE 4-9 p.m. ARTS & CRAFTS, ETC. -- Many new vendors! the best parts of life.” 5 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull Friday • 1-6 p.m. 6 p.m. Human Truck Pull She and the class got through Saturday • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 7 p.m. Belt Sander Races 8:30 p.m. Free Street Dance with SMOK’N GUNS the year together without it all New Games & Activities for kids ages 2-15 yrs. being about her cancer, although, SATURDAY, July 27 Kids - receive 5 free game 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cars by the Creek Show the support was always present tickets when you bring a Food 8 a.m. Red River Run Shelf Donation. and felt. Huls’ son, Carson, was 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ARTS & CRAFTS, ETC. -- Many new vendors! 10 a.m. Turtle Races for the kids part of her class during the past 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 40 & 8 Train Rides challenging year. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Airmaxx Trampoline, Water Wars & Kid’s Inflatables “That’s the thing about this 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Third Street Brewhouse Tours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. MARINE COMBAT FITNESS CHALLENGE school community,” Huls said. Noon Mosaic Boardwalk Sidewalk Art noon-4 p.m. Classic rock & country music with ERIC THOMAS TRIO “The support of the principal, 1 p.m. Cupcake-Eating Contest teachers and parents has always 2 p.m. WING-EATING CONTEST - TEAL’S MARKET 4 p.m. FIREFEST - Rocket Club, Diamond Rio, David Nail, Jerrod been there – it was manifested Niemann and LONESTAR for me in wonderful and draSee full event schedule at matic ways these past months, but it has always been there.” Huls is 54. “I am always glad to share my age because I am glad to have the chance to keep adding years,” said Huls, who lives west of Opole on land that was once her husband’s family farm. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas. She has been teaching since 1981 and has taught at ASA in St. Joseph for 22 years.

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Could Trayvon Martin incident happen here?

This country is a bit uneasy these days following the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. His accussed killer, George Zimmerman, was aquitted of all charges by a six-person jury. Zimmerman shot Martin, he said, in self defense, as he patrolled a neighborhood. He thought Martin was a thug. He said Martin attacked him and he shot to protect himself. Martin’s friends, family, attorneys and many, many others across this great land say the only reason Martin was killed was because he was black and because he was wearing a hoodie. Protests have erupted in cities across the United States. Maybe not here in St. Joseph, but one needs to wonder if what happened with Zimmerman and Martin could happen here? This is a diverse area. It’s a college town. There are lots of young people wandering around at night, some of them probably wearing hoodies. Not in the hot summer months, mind you, but how about in the fall, when thousands of college students return for the school year and the after-night activities they partake in pick up? Of course, there probably aren’t a lot of armed neighborhood-watch fanatics also roaming the streets of St. Joseph. But what about homeowners who are licensed gun owners and responsible citizens? What if they believed they were in danger, or their property was? Yes, it could happen here. One need only look up the road a few miles to Little Falls where a man will soon be on trial for killing two teenagers he said broke into his house last winter. He said he felt in danger. He pumped several bullets into each, a young man and a young woman, and then he kept their bodies on a tarp in his basement over the Thanksgiving Day holiday because he said he didn’t want to bother the police. Because the teens were white, there wasn’t the racial element involved in Little Falls like there was with Zimmerman and Martin. But what if those teens would have been black? And what would it be like for such a thing to happen here in St. Joseph with the nation’s eyes scrutinizing? Maybe it’s time to take a deep breath and think about this incident for awhile. Think and ask yourself what would you do? Zimmerman didn’t need to get out of his car that night and pursue Martin. There are other ways to deal with people who are suspected of being up to no good. We wonder if he had to do it over, if Zimmerman would agree? And even though he survived his first trial, Zimmerman’s life isn’t going to return to anything even close to normal. He is still likely to face a civil trial. And he will be judged by the court of public opinion for the rest of his life.

Fairness and ethics

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Opinion Saturday was day full of watermelon-slice smiles

Everywhere I went Saturday, people were smiling. And these weren’t just little smiles. They were all-out grins. Watermelon-slice smiles. Some would have put a jack-o-lantern to shame. I first stopped at Schneider Field in St. Joseph to take pictures and interview oldtimers who had shown up for a reunion. Some of these guys in their 70s looked like little children on the first day of summer vacation. They were giggling, slapping each other on the back and jumping around like barefoot youngsters on a scorching beach. They were downright guffawing. It was fun to see. The main reason for the jocularity is these guys were together with old friends and reminiscing about old times – times when they used to put on a baseball uniform many years ago and play a kid’s game. Baseball will bring out the boy in the man, it seems. The stories they told were amusing. One involved then-shortstop Tommy Krebsbach, who was fortunate enough to play baseball in the New York Yankee minor league system. Krebsbach played old-school baseball. Tough-nose

Mike Nistler Reporter baseball. So when he was rounding third and headed for home (like a brown-eyed handsome man), he couldn’t help but notice the opposing catcher sitting on home plate. Blocking it. Daring Tommy to score. Well, score he did, feet first according to the story, splitting the opposing catcher’s pants from crotch to knee. Needless to say, Tommy said, that catcher never sat on home plate again. Dang, he nearly didn’t sit on anything again. And the hoots and hollers followed. Then I drove just a few miles down the road to do a story on the Fishing Without Boundaries event held at Albie and Kathy Kraemer’s lake home. There, 28 special-needs folks were fishing with the help of 50 volunteers.

Again, the smiles were endless. The anglers were grinning whether they were catching fish or not. And volunteers were smiling just watching the anglers smile. Like a baseball field, a Minnesota lake in the summer will take away any cares, worries or problems you might have. You sometimes hear big-league baseball players say when they have a tragedy to deal with the ball field is a safe haven for them. Back to Big Fish Lake. When anglers did latch onto a fish, no matter what the size, well, you would have sworn Jaws was being pulled from the deep blue waters. People cheered and clapped and hollered their congratulations. The angler’s smile just got bigger and bigger until you thought it was going to swallow the boat he or she was in. Most of the fish that were caught were so small they had to be thrown back. But that didn’t keep the participants from breaking out in excitement each time their bobbers went down. Yes, Saturday was a great day. I can’t stop smiling just thinking about it.

From the Bench:

How child support is calculated in Minnesota Both parents have the legal obligation to support their children financially. The law presumes the custodial parent provides for that support by providing for the child’s daily basic needs in the home. The non-custodial parent is required to provide support through a monthly financial contribution, referred to generally as child support. There are three types of child support in Minnesota: basic support, medical support and child-care support. Basic support is that cash amount the non-custodial parent is required to pay each month to provide for the child’s basic needs. Medical support is either in the form of providing medical and dental insurance for the child, contributing to the cost of the other parent’s policy that covers the child, or reimbursing for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare insurance provided by the state. Finally, child-care support is the non-custodial parent’s contribution to daycare costs for the child related to the custodial parent’s employment or education. This column will examine how basic child support is calculated in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides a web-based childsupport calculator used in determining the appropriate child-support amount in any given scenario. It can be found here: http://childsupportcalculator.dhs.state. It must be used to determine the appropriate amount of support in any given scenario. Child support is calculated based on the gross income of each of the parents and how many children are being supported. There are deductions from gross income allowed for children who are not

Michelle Lawson District Judge common to the parties, referred to as nonjoint children. Gross income not only includes actual income but may include potential income as well. The law presumes each parent is capable of being employed full-time, which is presumed to be 40 hours per week. Once the gross income of each parent is determined, they are added together to determine the total amount of gross income of both parents. The calculator is programmed with the cost to raise a child or children at any combined income level in order to determine how much money is required between the two parties to provide for the support of the child. The calculator determines the percentage of the pooled gross income that is attributable to each parent. That percentage represents each parent’s pro-rata obligation to support the child. That concept is best explained through an example. Let’s say mom makes $2,000 a month and dad makes $3,000 a month in gross income. Their combined gross income is $5,000 per month. Dad’s percentage of that income is 60 percent while mom’s percentage is 40 percent. If there are two children involved that would indicate, at their combined income level, it would cost $1,260 per month to raise two children. Let’s assume the children reside primarily with dad. Mom’s monthly financial obligation for basic

support will be 40 percent of that $1,260 or $504 per month before the parenting expense adjustment is applied, which is explained below. When the non-custodial parent has court-ordered parenting time of at least 10 percent and less than 45 percent of the overnight stays, that parent receives what is called a parenting expense adjustment to their basic support obligation; which is a 12-percent deduction from the basic support obligation. A non-custodial parent with less than 10-percent overnight parenting time is not eligible for a parenting expense adjustment. In the event the parenting time is between 45.1 percent and 50 percent of the overnight stays, the basic support would be calculated as a joint-custody scenario Another point that deserves mention is the use of a self-support reserve when calculating basic support. Child-support obligations will never take a parent under 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. A parent will not be left with less than $1,149 in gross income each month. The law recognizes in order for a parent to be able to work and support their child(ren) they must also be able to provide for their own basic needs. The calculation of child support is not as complex as many would believe. Gathering the appropriate information and using the online child-support calculator removes most of the complexities, making child-support calculation no more than math and applying existing formulas to the gross income of the parents involved. Michelle Lawson, based in Moorhead, is a Clay County District Court judge.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Riley Petron benefit set July 27 by Cori Hilsgen

Family and friends of Riley Petron, 2, have organized a carnival benefit from 11 a.m.4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Riley is the middle child of Jake and Sadie Petron, both age 25, of St. Joseph. He has an older brother, Landon, 4; and a younger sister, Isabella, 8 months. In March, Petron was diagnosed with a very rare form of neuroblastoma. In fact, it’s so rare there are only 80 cases worldwide. Petron’s maternal grandmother, Joan Holtz, helps care for him and his siblings when their parents work. Sadie works part-time mornings at Old Navy and Jake works nights at DCI Inc. In January, Holtz noticed Petron was running a lowgrade temperature. Originally doctors thought he was fighting a virus. At his two-year exam, they did a blood draw and a hematologist from Minneapolis Children’s Hospital noticed something wasn’t normal. Doctors found a softballsize tumor on Petron’s adrenal gland and removed it. The tumor was dissected and sent to other hospitals for research. It was discovered Petron has an amplification of the N-myc gene which will turn healthy cells into cancer cells and create more tumors. Because it’s so rare, Petron’s doctors consulted worldwide to determine how to treat his case. They decided to treat it with the same aggressive treatment used for stage 4 cancer patients. Petron will undergo six rounds of chemotherapy treatments. He is currently on his fifth round and has had very little time to recover in between each treatment. He has needed platelets and transfusions. Petron will have one month

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of rest before he is given a stem-cell transplant. Then he will receive radiation, auto-immune therapy and will undergo scans every three months. Holtz lost her job two years ago when her employer closed business and is glad she is able to help take care of the Petron children and their two dogs, Tinkerbell and Chloe. Her husband, Dean, is an over-the-road truck driver and is often away on the road. Holtz said they originally had thought Petron was OK after the removal of the tumor. The Holtzes’ house had burned in May 2012, and in March 2013 they hosted a party to show their appreciation for all the help they received from friends when rebuilding their house. Resurrection Church associate pastor Linda Lagergren had said prayers of thanks for their new home and that Petron’s tests had come back clear. Holtz said they received the call about Petron two days after the party. She remembers what a shock it was. Holtz said it has been especially hard on Riley’s brother, Landon. He misses his parents who have to be gone so much of the time. Jake’s mother died of melanoma at the age of 39, when he was 15. His father, John, is legally blind. The Holtzes have been members of Resurrection for 26 years, and Sadie was the first baby baptized in the new church. A new member of the church, Randy Maile, heard about Petron and decided they needed to do a benefit for him and his family. Pastor Lagergren is helping organize the benefit, along with many other people. The event includes a picnic chicken dinner, silent auction and carnival games. Silent auction items donated include a signed Adrian Peterson Vikings football jersey, Vikings game

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Riley Petron, 2, has been diagnosed with a rare form of neuroblastoma. He is one of 80 cases known worldwide. A carnival benefit will be held from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Riley Petron is shown with his family (left to right) Sadie; Isabella, 8 months; Riley, 2; Jake; and Landon, 4.

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