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Arrival time Enrollment trending up in public schools BY RICHARD CRAWFORD


Spectators hustled out of the path of Team Salon Spatoria as it muscled its way to the finish line in the third annual Victoria Volksfest Bed Race, sponsored by the Victoria Fire Department. The bed races attracted 12 teams this year, including youngsters and teens representing District 112 and Holy Family Catholic High School.

Volksfest rolls on in third year BY UNSIE ZUEGE


xcellent weather and several new entertainment attractions helped make the sixth annual Volksfest and Art Fair in downtown Victoria a festival to remember. New this year was opening Volksfest on Friday night with a live band. Arch Allies, a popular regional cover band, fired up the audience with hits from Styx, REO Speedwagon and Journey. The band gave an energetic, fist-pumping show. Outside the music tent, throughout the night, a crowd gathered to play Hammer Schlagen, a hammer and nail game of skill. According to Randy Miller, president of the Victoria Business Owners Association that organized Volksfest, “Arch Allies was a tremendous hit in setting the energy for the weekend. From what I’ve heard, people would love to have them back every year.”

On Saturday, downtown streets were lined with art and business booths and food vendors. Youngsters and adults had plenty of other activities to keep them entertained, including a Gamin’ Ride arcade trailer, a climbing wall, karate and Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, and a dunk tank. The Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce conducted an auction of painted Adirondack chairs, sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Crowds lined Victoria Drive downtown for the third annual Bed Races, sponsored by the Victoria Fire Department. The winning team was The Nerds, made up of girls from Chaska Middle School and Chanhassen High School. Saturday night drew to a close with the country rock variety band, the Tex Pistols. “It’s hard to determine attendance numbers since we don’t charge a gate or admission fee,” Miller said. “But I think we had a record two-day event with attendance of all ages.” Go to page 7 to see more photos from Volksfest.

As the school doors fly open for the start of the school year, how many students will enter? The economy, open enrollment, demographics all factor in to the student bodies at local public and private schools. One dynamic that has been closely tracked is the balance between Chanhassen and Chaska high schools. When Chanhassen High School opened in 2009, there were no seniors, which tilted enrollment numbers to Chaska High School. Last school year saw the first graduating class from Chanhassen High School and also saw total enrollment at Chanhassen eclipse Chaska High School. The District 112 school board has stated a desire to keep the schools relatively balanced. Although the gap is widening slightly this year, part of the reason for that is a shift of 50 students from the district’s Alternative Learning Program, which will be based at Chanhassen High School. The program assists students in the completion of required and elective classes on an as needed basis. Keeping the schools balanced will continue to be a challenge, according to Diane Kaiser, the district’s director of information technologies,

because the high growth cities of Victoria and Carver are currently within Chanhassen High School’s attendance boundary. Minnetonka High School has maintained a relatively stable student population the past four years, according to communications director Jacob Sturgis. “We’re happy with the consistency,” he said Open enrollment also plays a pivotal role in the size of the high school student body. Last year, 13 percent of the student body was open enrollment students, he said.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Area private schools face a different set of factors regarding enrollment. Not the least of which is a slow economy. “People have to weigh what their priorities are,” said Kathy Brown, president and principal at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria. Brown said the school, which started its 12th year this week, has offered significantly more in tuition assistance in recent years and just below $1 million in assistance this year. “We want to be available to families who want a Catholic education,”

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Downtown parking ramp a long time in the making Officials expecting economic growth BY FORREST ADAMS

More than eight years have passed since the plan was born, five since the


funding was secured, and one since construction began, but the waiting game is almost over. Contractors are on schedule to complete the construction of Chanhassen’s new downtown park-andride by mid-November, and it is scheduled to open for service in December, according to Len Simich, executive director of SouthWest Transit.

Multiple entities — the city of Chanhassen, SouthWest Transit and Bloomberg Companies Inc. — have collaborated to make the project possible. The city and Bloomberg are excited about the potential they think it holds for economic development. The ramp will allow for the park-

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MARCH 2003:

JULY 2005:

JULY 2008:


SouthWest Transit, city of Chanhassen, Bloomberg Companies Inc., develop plan to relocate park-and-ride from Market Boulevard and redevelop Bloomberg properties around Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

SouthWest Transit applies for federal grant money to build downtown park-and-ride.

City Manager Todd Gerhardt discusses with City Council future creation of a downtown tax increment finance district to support redevelopment around proposed park-andride and dinner theater complex

City Council approves final plat for park-and-ride

JUNE 2006: SWT awarded $7 million for construction.

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DECEMBER 2011: Scheduled to be open for service PHOTO BY FORREST ADAMS

Construction on Chanhassen Station is “virtually complete,” according to SouthWest Transit.



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ing of up to 450 vehicles per day, Monday through Friday. The city of Chanhassen is excited about this because more trips downtown, in theory, should lead to more services to provide for the needs of all the commuters. In turn, that should ultimately translate into additional tax revenue for the city. City Manager Todd Gerha rdt refer red to t he new park and ride as “a key transit stop north of Highway 5.” The assumption is that commuters living north of Highway 5 will come to Chanhassen to catch the bus downtown or to the University of Minnesota. Other park-and-ride locations, in Eden Prairie and also in Chanhassen, are south of Highway 5. The ramp has also resulted in the construction of a new east-west road con necti ng Market Boulevard and Great Plains Boulevard, which will

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON DOWNTOWN PARKING be used to service the facility and will also be open to the public. This is expected to give nearby businesses higher visibility. Gerhardt said the confi guration of the ramp and the road wou ld a l so a l low for preservation of the current location of the Chanhassen Depot. Clayton Johnson, executive vice president of Bloomberg Companies, which owns the land, spoke to the benefits he thinks the ramp holds for Bloomberg. “By accom modati ng 4 5 0 cars, it’s like adding three acres to the site,” he said. “We have various developers working on ideas. What this does is open up the opportunity to develop the corners of the parking lot, although nothing

is doable right now because of the economy.” Johnson said the likelihood is that future developments on the site would include a mixture of retail, office and housing. He expects to eventually move some evening parking from the current theater lot into the parking ramp. The plan is for SouthWest Transit commuters to use the lot during the day and theatergoers to use it in the evening, but Johnson said in the immediate future Bloomberg would install a sidewalk with lighting to connect the ramp and theater and also finish the parking lot that sits between the back door of the theater and the ramp. Recent activities at the construction site include preparation for clocks on the tower, precast façade erection on the ramp, exterior brick veneer, installation of vehicle barrier cables and installation of steel stairs, according to Simich. The ramp is on schedule for transit operations to begin at the ramp in December.

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Brown said. Private schools such as Holy Family also don’t have a set geographic area to draw from. Brown said this year students come from 32 dif ferent zip codes. Brown also said regional demographics also are significant. Last year in the southwest metro area, there were 20 percent fewer eighth-graders in the region, she said, limiting the pool of students private high schools can attract. Southwest Christian High School, a non-denominational Christian school in Chaska, is planning for growth. This summer, Southwest Christian broke ground for a new high school at Highway 212 and Bavaria Road. Currently at 175 students, Principal Dan Beckering said the new facility, expected to open next fall, could serve up to 400 students. Beckering also said the economy has been a drag on private school enrollment growth and tuition assistance has been in high demand of late.


Chanhassen High School, which will open for the school year on Sept. 6, is expected to have an enrollment of 1,584 this year. Chaska High will also have more students this year, with a student body at 1,227.

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Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline said Chanhassen and other local cities are “almost as good as Lakeville.” That’s where he lives. Kline made the comment with regard to the recent Top 10 ranking Chanhassen received from Money Magazine. He told the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce audience, which included city representatives from Victoria, Chaska, Chanhassen, and Colog ne, that he thought they were “all in the Top 10.” K l i ne wa s sp e a ki n g at SouthWest chamber’s monthly membership luncheon at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska on Aug. 24. Kline ran through a list of issues the federal government is dealing with, none of which would surprise anybody who pays even scant attention to national news. The theme of his talk was this: “We need to rethink how Washington spends your money.” Charts with talking points and graphics on them illustrated the points Kline was

POST YOUR THOUGHTS OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN KLINE’S COMMENTS AT making. He defended his vote to raise the federal debt ceiling, saying: “Congress has never not raised the debt ceiling.” He referred to the debt as “the 800-pound gorilla in the room, or elephant, whichever metaphor you want to use.” Debt and spending, taxes and regulation, unemployment and federal government spending are typically popular topics when Kline speaks to crowds in Carver County. This time was no exception. He took questions at the end of the talk, but most of them seemed intent on determining how the country got into “this mess.” Kline blamed Democrat and Republican lawmakers. “It has been decades coming. It has been under Republicans and Democrats,” he said.


Camp Fire CEO Marnie Wells thanks campers and their parents last Friday afternoon, Aug. 26, during the final camp fire of the season at Camp Tanadoona in Chanhassen. During the final fire, campers told parents and siblings what they liked about camp, and they also got awards from their camp counselors for outstanding and remarkable accomplishments and personality traits. This summer Camp Tanadoona hosted 1,016 campers from 728 different families; camp counselors came from seven different countries; there were 1,395 camp registrations, a 13 percent increase over 2010; and Camp Fire USA gave out more than $23,000 in financial aid to campers in need of financial assistance. The next date on the Camp Fire calendar is a Sept. 29 wine tasting benefit in Van Dusen Mansion, Minneapolis. For more information, go to

Putting Kardashian wedding in context Pastor credits Gospel message BY FORREST ADAMS


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CORRECTION The amount the city of Chanhassen is proposing for the 2012 levy was incorrect on page 3 of last weeks’ edition. Instead of $10,423,890 the proposed amount is $10,273,890. The Villager is committed to providing accurate information. If you find an error or have a comment about a story, call Editor Richard Crawford at (952) 345-6471.

During the past year people of faith from Chanhassen and surrounding communities have travelled in multiple continents and local contexts for the cause of Christian missions. We s t w o o d C o m m u n i t y Church Pastor Joel Johnson is no exception. It was from this reality that he addressed Westwood congregations on Sunday morning, brief ly discussing the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries celebrity wedding he officiated in California two weeks ago.

“ Wo r d o n the street has it t hat last weekend I officiated over a wedding between Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian,” he said coyly to Joel the congregaJohnson tion’s amusement. “It is true. The couple requested a God-honoring, Christ-centered ceremony, and I said, ‘I can do that.’” The Humphries family has attended Westwood for about 10 years. Humphries and Kardashian were spotted in Westwood on Easter Sunday of this year. Johnson told the congrega-

tion that his e-mail inbox has been deluged with comments about the wedding, but he has not responded to any of them to protect the privacy of those involved. The statement he gave to the newspaper last week came via the church’s communications director. Instead of providing details about the wedding ceremony, which one entertainment commentator described as “a who’s who in Hollywood,” Johnson discussed “the reach of the Gospel” and encouraged the congregation to “see people as Jesus sees people.” “We all stand at the foot of the same cross,” Johnson said. “Where does the Gospel take you, and do you let it take you there? There is somebody (in

your sphere of influence) who is longing to know that Jesus Christ is alive.” That was the bottom line, and having gotten to it Johnson launched into a sermon about what he described as “God’s determined mercy.” Later in the ser vice the “reach of the Gospel” again came into sharp focus as the congregation prayed for the Fer n a ndez fa mi ly– Ca rlos, Mali, Tommy, Joseph, Christopher and Carlotta–whom Westwood is sending to Lima, Peru. Carlos, a native of Lima, plans to equip Latin American pastors, church planters and missionaries. Mali, his wife, plans to help U.S. Christians get involved in short-term mission trips and ministries to the poor and oppressed.


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Needed: Military families BY GARY BOYLE

Chanhassen residents, I need your help. If you have a family member who is serving in the military, or if you know someone who does, a nd t hat fa mi ly lives in Chanhassen, I would like to know. As the American Legion Post 580 representative charged to establish the Yellow Ribbon P rog ram in Chanhassen, we want to find out just who i n ou r community is now s er v i n g or who has served. If we can find out who these families are, we can then help them fi nd out what resources are available, should help be needed. We would also like to include these families in our efforts to establish Chanhassen as a “Yellow Ribbon Community.” A Yellow Ribbon Community synchronizes and sustains community support networks. The program will help us connect and coordinate

organizations to provide resources and support to service members and their families. The Legion is partnering with community leaders and the military to take action to honor, support and embrace those affected by military deployments. It is the Chanhassen Legion’s eventual goal to have a suppor t prog ram that provides i n formation, service, referral and proactive outreach opportunities for service members and their families before, during and after deployment. Our fi rst step: find out who service member families are. Please help us. If you know of a family who has a family member in the military or a veteran, please let me know. Send us their contact information to 290 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, or call me at (952) 210-6080. Boyle is a past commander of the Chanhassen American Legion, Post 580.

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Autumn arrives at 4:05 a.m., Sept. 23 BY DEANE MORRISON

Orion to the east. The fading summer leaves us Wherever Jupiter is, look 16 more hours of darkness to enjoy or 17 degrees below it and a few the stars, which is nice for finding degrees west to find an intriguing some of the less obvious treasures star called Mira. Five years ago, of the night sky. astronomers found that this star, High in the south after sunset, which began life like our sun, is the Summer Triangle still shedding a tail of gas and dust dominates. From bright Deneb, as it hurtles through space. Now in Cygnus, west to brilliant Vega, 13 light-years long, the tail has in Lyra, and south to Altair, in formed over the last 30,000 years Aquila, it comprises three of the and may seed the formation of new sky’s brightest stars, planets and stars and comes even life. out shortly after Because it is nightfall. billions of years Break out older than the the binoculars sun, Mira is a to spot the case study in aptly named how our sun is Coathanger, a likely to evolve. It grouping of stars has grown into a three-eighths of large star called a the way along variable red giant, an imaginary the “variable” line from Altair part referring to Vega. Moving to its pulsating eastward from brightness as it the Coathanger, periodically swells Deane Morrison look for the thin and shrinks. Its form of Sagitta, brightness is the arrow, and leaping Delphinus, expected to peak this month, so the dolphin. And before you leave don’t miss this chance to see it. this section of sky, be sure to turn September’s harvest moon the binocs on the Milky Way, which shines on through the night of flows through or close to these the 11th-12th. This moon has long constellations. been a boon to farmers working In the predawn sky, Mars late to bring in their crops because glides out of Gemini and into near the time of the fall equinox, Cancer. Look on the 15th, when the full or close-to-full moon rises the Red Planet forms a straight as little as 22 minutes later each line with the Gemini twins Castor night. and Pollux above the eastern At other times of year the horizon. On the 23rd, a waning interval is much longer. Around moon appears near Mars. But the the spring equinox this March, for planet’s best moment of the month example, the fullish moon rose 81 is its last: On the 30th, Mars hovers minutes later from night to night. at the edge of the beautiful Beehive Things go the opposite way in the star cluster, the jewel of otherwise Southern Hemisphere, however, dim Cancer. so farmers there enjoyed a harvest Mercury pops into the morning moon then. sky early in September. Look Speaking of the equinox, fall for it low in the east-northeast, arrives at 4:05 a.m. on the 23rd. At especially on the 9th, when it pairs that moment the Earth’s axis tilts up with Regulus, the brightest star neither away from nor toward the in Leo. sun, and an observer from space Jupiter rises in the east about would see our planet lighted from two and a half hours after sunset pole to pole. on the 1st, but by the 30th, we’ll Deane Morrison, with the only have to wait about 90 minutes University of Minnesota, can be after sundown to see its brilliant contacted at golden form. If you’re up in the Find U of M astronomers and links predawn hours, you’ll find it high to the world of astronomy at www. in the south, between the Great Square of Pegasus to the west and

“Now 13 light-years long, the tail has formed over the last 30,000 years and may seed the formation of new stars, planets and even life.”


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We want green lawns, not lakes BY BILL OLSON

We want our lawns to be lush and green, not our lakes. Poor lawn care practices are a big contributor to pollution and algae growth in lakes and Bill ponds. Olson Lawn items like leaves, grass clippings, pet waste and fertilizers can wash into water bodies if they are not properly disposed of. Those materials can give off nutrients as they decay in the water. Excess nutrients cause green, weed-ridden lakes, lower water quality, reduced navigation FILE PHOTO BY FORREST ADAMS lanes and can decimate fish populations. In short, they mean less Proper lawn care can positively influence water quality. enjoyment of our state’s excellent I Make sure loose dirt stays put available. water resources — including those by installing edging around plants, Most Minnesota soil has enough in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed reseeding, planting ground cover, or phosphorus for a healthy lawn, so District. using wood shavings or mulch. you don’t need it in your fertilizer. How can you help while taking I Direct downspouts toward the If you think it is necessary for your care of your lawn this fall? I First and foremost, keep lawn, where the nutrients from your soil, tests are available for $15 per roof and gutters will be appreciated sample through the University of organic matter, fertilizer and other instead of Minnesota’s Soil Testing Laboratory. material from washed into Late August and September are the washing down storm sewers. most effective times for fertilizing storm drains, I Sweep up your lawn. The same goes for which lead to excess fertilizer seeding, sodding, aerating and our lakes and and don’t dethatching. streams. I Leave apply it before Wherever you live, you are a a storm or on part of a watershed. Our watershed grass clippings frozen ground. district alone covers 181 square on the lawn Fertilizers miles. So while working to keep (they’re containing your yard beautiful, remember a cleaner phosphorus that you don’t need to live near replacement have long a body of water to harm it by for fertilizer) Bill Olson been a major causing excessive plant growth and and sweep Board of Managers contributor to pollution, or to help keep it blue, them up if Minnehaha Creek Watershed District weedy lakes. clear, and fun. they fall on Thanks to a Bill Olson, of Victoria, represents the sidewalk, state law enacted in 2002, Minnesota Carver County on the Minnehaha driveway or street. Mow your lawn became the first state in the nation Creek Watershed District Board away from the street and compost to ban the use of phosphorus of Managers and is the city of grass clippings and leaves. I Throw away or bury pet waste. fertilizers, with exceptions for soils Victoria’s representative on the Lake that are shown to need it, or for Minnetonka Conservation District. It contains both phosphorus and seeding or laying sod. PhosphorusTo learn more about the MCWD visit harmful bacteria that makes lakes free varieties are now widely and streams unsafe.

“First and foremost, keep organic matter, fertilizer and other material from washing down storm drains, which lead to our lakes and streams.”

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Locals make mark at State Fair BY UNSIE ZUEGE

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Eyes rolled when I said I was heading out to the Minnesota State Fair last Thursday on assignment. “Oh?” The snark factor was high, I assume, because I called it first. But I had a legitimate reason for a trip to the fair. Last Thursday was a banner day for a Carver County presence at the great Minnesota get together. Carver County folks were participating all over the place at the fair. My fi rst stop, the KARE 11 Barn. Lisa Patrin of Chanhassen writes about desserts and shares recipes on a blog called the Minneapolis I wrote in the Villager about Lisa a couple years ago when she won a nationwide chocolate dessert contest and appeared with Emeril Lagasse on his Food Network TV show. Since then, Lisa’s won other recipe contests and she has a fairly regular gig on KARE 11’s Today show. About once a month, she’s invited on KARE 11’s Today morning show, and demonstrates easy-to-make dessert recipes. On Thursday, she featured Labor Day treats. I sat next to Lisa’s mom Diane Slick of Minneapolis. She was there with a group of family friends. Lisa gets her cooking skills from her mom’s side of the family, the Delmonicos, a well-known Northeast Minneapolis restaurant family. It was fun to be part of the live studio audience. Diane and I did some boisterous dancing with the instudio Zumba dance instructors during their demo. Even the camera operators were swirling their hips to the pulsating dance beat. While there, I got my picture taken next to the life-size cutout of KARE 11 weather Smurf Sven Sundgaard. I admit it. I’m a fan. Then I headed over to the Food Building to see how first day fair business was at the San Felipe Taco stand. Last week I profiled owners Mike and Sarah Wentzien of Chanhassen. Since their first appearance at the fair in 2008, they’ve gotten rave reviews by local media, and more importantly fair-goers, Apparently everyone in the metro area read my story and was standing in line. Seriously, the line for their fish tacos was out the door. And a TV reporter was hovering nearby, waiting for


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Family of Christ Preschool Openings available in our 3, 4 & 5 Year Old Classes beginning in September Colette Nicoletta of Chanhassen was in the Moo Booth in the Cattle Barn last Thursday, promoting her new book, “Allison Investigates: Does Chocolate Milk Come From Brown Cows?” Nicoletta teaches art at Victoria Elementary School. an interview with Sarah. Apparently, there’s a lot of buzz about their newest item, an Asian Fusion taco with pulled pork. Still, as I waited in line I was skeptical. Fish and taco don’t seem like an obvious pairing. I took my fish taco to the outdoor patio, and took a bite. Wow. It was good. So good that later in the day, I had another. Try one. You’ll see what I mean. I dropped by the House booth in the Education Building. State Rep. Ernie Leidiger was scheduled to meet constituents from 2-4 p.m. I was going to ask him about his vote on the state budget, but he was busy chatting up other constituents. Oh well. There’s always next year. Plus, I didn’t want to miss seeing the Eden Prairie High School Marching Band. They were one of the featured high schools in Thursday’s parade. They played a heart-pumping “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey as they passed by. The crowd loved them and clapped like crazy. Also walking/riding in the parade, our very own Gedney Pickle, made right here in Chanhassen/Chaska, and Mr. Bubble of Chaska. And then it was off to see Colette Nicoletta of Chanhassen do a children’s reading program at the Moo Booth in the Cattle Building on the other side of the fairgrounds. Colette just published her second children’s book. It’s called “Allison Investigates: Does Chocolate Milk Come from Brown Cows?” The story is based on her daughter Allison’s fascination with cows

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One of the daily highlights at the Minnesota State Fair is the 2 p.m. parade. Last Thursday, the Eden Prairie High School Marching Band was in the parade. So was the Gedney pickle and Mr. Bubble, both local companies. and her love of chocolate milk. Colette wrote and illustrated the book. At the Moo Booth, she did a short lesson on how cows produce milk, and read from her book. From there, I headed to the Grandstand to visit the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres booth. Couldn’t fi nd it. But that was my mistake. This is the first year in many that the CDT is not at the fair, Kris Howland, CDT public relations director later explained to me. With all the marketing changes they’re making, they decided to bypass the fair this year. But that’s OK. While walking to the Grandstand, I visited the “My Pillow” booth. Did you know that “The most comfortable pillow you’ll ever own?” is made in Carver? It’s quite an operation, and from the feedback of the people standing in line to buy pillows, it is the most comfortable pillow you’ll ever own.”


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Carver County’s presence at the state fair continues today [Thursday]. Jerry Schmieg of Victoria is at the fairgrounds today along with Barbara Colhapp of Chaska. The two were honored at the Carver County Fair as its Senior Volunteers of 2011, and were automatically entered into the statewide Volunteer of the Year contest. Victoria Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun and Linda McNulty, a member of the Victoria Senior Commission, are at the fair with Jerry and his wife Gerda. We ’ v e g o t o u r f i n g e r s crossed.

That first day of school is a snapshot moment. Do you take photos of your youngsters on that first day of the new school year? Do you have cute pictures from years ago that show you or your now-grown kids on school’s first day? Share your best photo with Chanhassen Villager readers. Send your picture – in .jpg format, at least 3 MB file size – to Editor Dick Crawford, editor@, before noon on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Include your name and city of residence. Most photos will be used on; the best will be published in the Sept. 15 CHANHASSEN Villager print edition.


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THANK YOU State Rep. Ernie Leidiger chatted up constituents at the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair last Thursday.

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Germaine S. Wagner Germaine Wagner, 85, of Shakopee, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. She was born in Elko, MN, March 16, 1926 to John and Mathilda (Haus) Mayerhofer. She and Jerome F. Wagner were married in Jordan May 12, 1948. Germaine was employed as a waitress at Interlachen Country Club in Edina for 28 years. She was a member of St. Mark’s Council of Catholic Women. Survivors include her children, Jean (Paul) Klingelhutz of Green Isle, Sharon (Glen) Parpart, Randy (Nita), Raymond (Crystal), Leann (Bob) Baxton, Alice (Frank) Grocutt, all of Shakopee, Ellen (Terrry) Battcher of Minneapolis, Marilyn (Duane) Schmieg of Chaska, Mark of Cokato; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Eugene (Delores) Mayerhofer; Virginia Schmitz, Angela Korbel, Helen (Albert) Breeggemann, Sister Annella Mayerhofer OSB, Marie (Leander) Ries, Florence (Patrick) Moriarty; special friend of the family, Rose Schmitz. She was preceded in death by husband; daughter, Patricia Wagner; parents; grandson, Michael Wagner, daughter-in-law, Shelly Wagner; brothers, Benedict, Ervin and Hilmar; sister, Bernice Julkowski. Visitation was Monday, Aug. 29, from 4-8 p.m. at the McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Shakopee. Officiating at funeral service was the Rev. Peter Wittman. Pallbearers included Tim, Kalvin, and Amanda Wagner, Shaun Schmieg, Josh Klingelhutz, Emily and Andy Battcher. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755.

CITY OF CHANHASSEN Tentative Agenda Chanhassen Planning Commission Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m. City Council Chambers, 7700 Market Boulevard 1. GORRA VARIANCE: Request for a Variance to allow an accessory structure (agricultural building) on property zoned Rural Residential (RR) located at 1680 West 78th Street.

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Welcome autumn with Sept. 17 Nordic Music Festival School has started for some Minnesotans, including my son who was shocked to learn he would start classes at Normandale College on Aug. 22! The majority of the school districts throughout Minnesota begin their school year for students after Labor Day. The Nordic countries have already begun their studies in the middle of August. Summer has gone by way too fast! The Nordic Heritage Club, toget her wit h t he Sca ndia Lodge-Sons of Norway is coming together to sponsor, with the help of a Metropolitan Regional Arts Grant, the third annual Nordic Music Festival in Waconia 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 17. This festival will again be at the Lake Waconia Regional Park and admission for the public is free. There will be food vendors and craft vendors and 11 Nordic groups performing in the entertainment tent. The performance line up consists of participants from young to old. Nordic folk dancers will be performing along with two choirs, fiddlers, accordionists,



nyckelharpa (key fiddle) and other accompanying instruments representing Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. This event is rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs for a great day.

SUMMER VISITS TO SWEDEN We had six Nordic Heritage Club members who enjoyed some summer time in Sweden. In June, Burton and Nancy Johnson of Chaska, traveled with the American Swedish Institute Male Chorus to Swe-

‘Discover Victoria’ at Rec Center Sept. 24 Residents and others interested in Victora are invited to “Discover Victoria Day” from from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Victoria Recreation Center. The family event is geared forVictoria residents so they can learn about the g reat resources available in Victoria, from local businesses and services, to recreational areas and activities, community groups and resources. Local businesses and organizations will have booths in the recreation center to pro-

vide information and answer questions. Residents will also have an opportunity to learn more about the Highway 5 road reconstruction project that is slated for spring 2012 through Labor Day 2012. Residents can learn how to access downtown Victoria by way of Stieger Lake Lane. Many activities will be planned during the day, including the popular Gamin’ Ride, a video gaming arcade on wheels.

den. They traveled as far north as the Arctic Circle and down to southern Sweden. Burt and Nancy spent midsummer in the midnight sun. Marilyn and Arne Braun of Cologne and David and Doris Nelson of Fairfax went to Sweden in July and August to celebrate the Andrew Peterson American week in Östergötland. This week was celebrated in the area where A ndrew Peterson lived before he moved to the USA and settled in what is now known as Rock Isle Farm. Sweden has an Andrew Peterson Society ( ) that continues to gather information about Andrew Peterson and his American settlement along with celebrations and a museum. In the fall of 2010, we had 13 members of the Andrew Peterson Society visit the Carver County area and stay in Waconia. Our four members enjoyed the fellowship of this society and were touched by the musical, “Andrew Peterson”, written by Jan Hermelin. The six members of the club will share

stories of their journeys to Sweden with the club on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Victoria City Hall. This event is free to the public. Free will donations to the Nordic Heritage Club are tax deductible. For any questions call Carolyn Spargo at (952) 443-3312. Everyone is welcome, regardless of heritage! Families are welcome to our club. The meetings are held on the second Fridays of the month except in June, July and August. They begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Victoria City Hall, 7951 Rose Street. Visit the Nordic Heritage Club website at www. for additional information. Carolyn Johnson Spargo lives on the border of Chaska and Victoria, and is active in all things Scandinavian including the Nordic Heritage Club, which meets on the second Friday of the month at the Victoria city hall at 7951 Rose St., Victoria. Her column appears monthly in the Victoria Town Square pages and online at

‘CarFit’ safety workshop is Sept. 29 The Victoria Senior Commission and Carver County’s Office on Aging is sponsoring a “CarFit” workshop, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday Sept. 29. at the Victoria Fire Station at the corner of Highway 5 and 80th Street. CarFit is a program in which trained volunteers help older drivers adjust mirrors, seats, and maker other small changes to their own vehicles to increase their driving safety, comfort, and visibility. Trained volunteers and occupational therapists take participants through 12 checkpoints that will enable older drivers to drive longer and more safely. Surveys have show that: 37 percent had at least one

critical safety issue needing to be addressed. 10 percent were seated too close to the steering wheel. 20 percent did not have a line of sight at least 3 inches over the steering wheel. The majority of those who have gone through the CarFit event have made a change to improve the fit of their vehicle, their use of safety features in their vehicle and/or their willingness to discuss their driving with family and/or health care providers. Call Victoria City Hall (952) 443-4213 for an appointment. There are only 24 openings and it will fi ll up quickly. An appointment is necessary, so please call.

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victoria TOWN SQUARE Celebrating community at Volksfest 2011


olksfest began Friday night with Arch Allies, a popular regional cover band, and the skill game Hammer Schlagen, and continued Saturday with an assortment of activities, including an art fair, business expo, bed race, chair auction, dunk tank, climbing wall and arcade gaming center. Downtown Victoria hosted hundreds who came to shop, eat, and play games. The country rock band Tex Pistols brought the downtown festival to a close Saturday night.


Team “The Nerds” out-raced 11 teams to become the 2011 Volksfest Bed Race champs. From left, Bri Row of Chanhassen High School, and Linnea Lynum, Sydney Goggins, Emily Klinger, and Ashley Hadden, all of Chaska Middle School East. Beatrice, the Boston Terrier, wore her best pink dress to this year’s Volksfest celebration.

Arch Allies lead singer Gabe Jacobs channels the spirit of Styx’s Dennis DeYoung during the first set at Friday’s concert. He took a soaking but kept on going. Dave Hopkins, head football coach at Holy Family Catholic High School, took his turn in the dunk tank.


Lydia Lorine Johnson, 3, of Chaska, may have been the youngest artist exhibiting at the Volksfest Art Fair. Lydia works in colorful expressionism.

Jennifer Holasek sampled a Cajun dinner of ribs and dirty rice at the Friday kickoff of Volksfest 2011.

The Floyd’s Bar team do a bed race version of a burnout in downtown Victoria.

Highway 5 open house is Sept. 15

Southwest metro wellness challenge begins Sept. 12

Area residents, business owners and motorists are invited to an open house presenting details about a 2012 construction project for Highway 5 in Victoria. The open house will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at Victoria City Hall, 7951 Rose Street. The project is scheduled to begin April 2012 and be completed by October 2012. Sections of Highway 5 will be closed for much of the project, including a closure between the east and west junctions of Stieger Lake Lane. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. Attendees will be able to

Dr. Angela Bremer and Dr. Kandace Johnson along with their wellness team at Power of Life Chiropractic have joined the city of Victoria Recreation

view a detailed version of the revised project layout, learn about detours and access to residences and businesses, have their questions answered from project leaders, and provide feedback and comments on the project. Informational handouts will also be available. According to the city and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, this is the best opportunity for local residents, business owners and property owners to provide feedback for the project. More information on the project can be found at www.

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How high is the water? Shakopee ponders buying new gauge BY KRISTIN HOLTZ

Highway 101 commuters know when the river starts to rise, it’s time to pay attention to the numbers. The river hits f lood stage at 708 feet. At 710, it closes the river crossing. B ut t ho s e nu mb er s a r e harder to decipher now that the river gauge was damaged and Shakopee leaders are not sure they’re willing to fork over the money necessary for a new one. City, county, state and federal agencies have been discussing whether the ability to forecast river levels in Shakopee outweighs the $30,000 price tag of installing a new automated gauge and the ongoing maintenance costs that could tally up to $16,000 a year. The National Weather Ser-

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vice manual staff gauge was wiped out last spring by debris and its backup water-weight gauge was removed during construction of the Holmes Street bridge. The Weather Service Office in Chanhassen uses river gauges to forecast flood events based on point-specific river level observations. River gauges are helpful in planning for future f lood events and keeping the public informed, said Scott County Emergency Management Director Chris Weldon. The gauge not only tracks where the water is currently, but models it days ahead. “Once we know that the water gets to a certain level a road is going to close, we can anticipate that and start looking at what need to be done to close the road,” Weldon said. During the past two floods, local officials have relied on a makeshift ruler installed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation just north of the Highway 101 bridge. However, the pole is only usable once the river has risen high enough for backwater, Weldon said. “Anybody can stick a stick in the ground and tell us how high the river is,” said Carver County Emergency Management Director Ken Carlson. “Where the river level is headed, that’s the big thing for us.” Ca r ver Cou nt y of f icia ls would like to see Shakopee keep its gauge because of its wealth of historical data, Carlson said. The close proximity to Highway 101, a major river crossing between Scott and Carver counties, also makes it ideal, he said. If Shakopee were to pass on a gauge, the city of Chaska may have some interest in its own automated gauge. Chaska currently utilizes modeli ng from t he Jordan gauge upstream and its own wire-weight manual gauge, said Chaska Public Works Superintendent Tim Wiebe. “We can get a pretty good idea of what’s coming,” said Wiebe, who adds two days and subtracts two feet from the Jordan gauge reading to get a rough estimate of the river level in Chaska.

Even if Chaska were to install a gauge on Highway 41, it would be years before the new site could build up the historical data of Shakopee gauges, Carlson said. “We really would like to see the Shakopee site continue,” he said. “It’s so close to Chaska, it’s a significant data point to rely on.”

THE COST The main crux to installing a new gauge is who pays for it. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the federal agency responsible for operating and m a i nt a i n i n g r iver gau ge s across the county. While the agency receives some federal funding, it relies heavily on partnerships between interested local and state parties, to cover the full cost of installation, Cooper said. Local partners, such as the city, county and MnDOT, could apply for a U.S. Homeland and Security hazardous mitigation grant, Weldon said. The grant could cover up to 75 percent of the gauge, while local partners chip in the rest. The grant, however, does not cover annual operations and maintenance, which Cooper estimates between $12,000 and $16,000 a year. Operations a nd mai nte nance covers not only general upkeep of the gauge from debris and ice, but also routine and special measurements to identify the river’s f low, Cooper said. These measurements a re used to develop rating curves which translate a river’s flow into flood stage values. The fund also covers the hourly transfer of stage data to the Weather Service via satellite, as well as analyzing and archiving those numbers for public use, according to Cooper. The USGS has said it would fund up to 40 percent of annual maintenance costs, Weldon said. The city, county, MnDOT and other interested local parties would be responsible for the rest. While recent fl ood events highlight the importance of a gauge, it’s really more of a want than a need, Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate said.


Minnesota Department of Transportation installed a pole to measure how high the Minnesota River rose last spring near the Raguet State Wildlife Management Area sign north of the County Road 101 bridge near Shakopee. Right now it’s the only tool local officials have for measuring the river depth. The city is facing tight budgets and does not have a pool set aside to cover the expense of maintaining a river gauge, he said. Havi ng seen his depa r tment’s office staff shrink and hoping to add a 47th officer in next year’s budget, Tate said if given a choice between an automated gauge and the officer, he prefers the latter. “We just simply don’t have the resources we can devote to [a new gauge] right now,” Tate said. “Maybe there’s a creative solution, we just haven’t fi gured it out yet.” Chaska and Carver County officials don’t want the Shakopee gauge abandoned, but they’re not necessarily sure they can commit to fi nancially supporting it either. If local partners pass on an automated gauge, the Weather Service will discontinue specific river level forecasts and probabilistic outlooks for the Minnesota River in Shakopee, Cooper said. NWS would continue to issue general river flood information, but it would not replace or fi x the manual staff gauge.

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Offense on display in home opener BY ERIC KRAUSHAR


Chanhassen’s Gina Westerhaus (13) was the first to congratulate Kelly Ryan on the first of her two goals Tuesday in a 6-1 win over Delano. Westerhaus added a goal and assist in Coach Jon Petersen’s first career varsity win.

Kelly Ryan had an excellent chance to score early in the second half Tuesday against Delano. Defender Annie Parten’s cross into the box went to the feet of the Chanhassen senior, but the shot never came. It was the same type of frustration the Storm felt during open weekend losses to Bloomington Kennedy and Bloomington Jefferson, in which Chanhassen failed to score a goal. “I was pretty upset the way I was playing in the fi rst half and then I came off again in the second half feeling the same way. My coaches said go out there and hit a few black holes and do your best. And I was able to get a couple of goals,” Ryan said. Kelly connected twice in a span of seven minutes to help put away the Tigers 6-1. “We were really down after the Jefferson game. But we were pumped up coming into this match and to score six goals was awesome,” Ryan said. Nicole Becker gave the Storm its first goal and lead of the season in the first half before Gina Westerhaus and Danielle Wahl added goals in the final 10 minutes for the 3-0 halftime lead. Delano got within 3-1 on a penalty kick goal from Amanda Gielau with 22:48 to play, but Ryan quickly put a rally to rest.

She scored the first goal on a nice individual effort, but the second one came on a one-timer off a pass from Westerhaus. “I was ready for the pass. I ran in there thinking the ball might come to me. It was a perfect ball,” she said. McKenzie Weismann scored the team’s final goal with 1:43 left on the clock. “It was really exciting. We’re very happy with the win,” Ryan said. Goals were hard to come by to begin the season for both Chanhassen teams during the three-day weekend. The Storm girls team dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to Bloomington Kennedy on Thursday. “Jordan Melby played solid in the season debut, but did not get goal support,” said Chanhassen firstyear head coach Jon Petersen on the Storm’s goalkeeper. Chanhassen was again held scoreless in a 6-0 loss to Bloomington Jefferson on Saturday at Marsh Lake Park. “Despite some good scoring chances created and quality saves from Cassidy Brewin (goalkeeper), the team is feeling their way through the beginning of the season and confident that they will be able to find a way to score and build on that momentum,” added Petersen. The defending Missota Conference co-champion Storm boys lost 3-1 at

Minnetonka on Friday. Mankato West kept the Storm winless with a 3-0 defeat on Saturday.

WINLESS START FOR CHASKA Chaska allowed only one goal in 160 minutes of regulation. The result for the boys? One tie and one loss during the opening weekend. Ninth-ranked Prior Lake held the Hawks to just one shot in a 1-0 win Saturday. Chaska played Hopkins scoreless in the season debut at home Friday. Against the Lakers, Chaska had the best scoring chance in the fi rst half, but that was all the offense could muster against a strong defensive Prior Lake squad. The game’s only goal came seven minutes into the second half. Lakers junior Mitch Trotman scored on a feed from senior Connor Anderson. Senior Andy Rieckhoff earned the shutout in goal, making the one save. Prior Lake had 13 shots on net, despite missing two strong offensive players, senior Zach Fennessy and junior Logan Bunbury. The Hawks girls team fell 4-0 to Hopkins on Friday. A second game for the weekend was played at North St. Paul on Saturday with the two teams tying at one goal apiece. Chaska hosts Waconia in a girl/ boy doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday.


Swimming toward a conference crown



Kristen Nicholson called the 2010 season a “year to evaluate the Missota Conference teams.” The Chanhassen girls swimming and diving coach calls 2011 a year to compete. “I think we’ll be a tough team to beat. We have a lot of young talent,” said Nicholson on the Storm, which is in year No. 2 of the split from Chaska. “Northfi eld and Farmington a re t he tea ms to beat, but we’ll give them a run for their money.” The Storm roster shows 44 competitors, including all six swimmers that participated in the Class AA State Swim Meet last fall. Leading the group is freshman Kaia Grobe, who was a four-event participant in the state meet last season. Grobe earned an all-state honor for her sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.24. She also was ninth in the 100 freestyle as well as swam legs on the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. With double state champion Hannah Bowen of Stillwater having graduated, Grobe will be one of the favorites in the two freestyle events this season. “We already have a couple of swimmers who have achieved the state cut already. For the fi rst time we’ll be tapering for the state meet instead of sections,” Nicholson said. Also returning with state experience are Kylie Dahlgren,


Kaia Grobe qualified for the Class AA State Swimming and Diving Meet in four events last season, reaching the podium with a sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. The freshman leads Chanhassen into the pool for the season opener against Shakopee at 6 p.m. tonight at Chaska Middle School East. Nikki Michaud and Bridgette Grobe – the older sister of Kaia – from the 200 medley relay team. The medley team was 19th at state, posting a time of 1:53.55 – a bit slower than a section time of 1:52.02. Sam Prasher, Megan Davidson and Michaud also join Kaia Grobe on the 200 freestyle relay. The freestyle relay disqualified in the state event. “Nikki is looking strong in the breaststroke. She’s just a seasonal swimmer, but once the season star ts, she just hops in the pool and it takes her nothing to get rolling,” Nicholson said. Chanhassen doesn’t just look good for this year, but for many years to come. “The bulk of our varsity squad is in the ninth- and 10thgrade range. And most are club swimmers who compete

yea r-rou nd. Ma ny of t hem competed at the Minnesota Zones Championship and some made it to Nationals. It should be a fun team to coach,” Nicholson said. “Between the two schools (Chaska and Chanhassen), our program has 20 middle school girls. When I started, we only had a couple that joined the program. That’s a great sign for our squads,” the coach added. A long wit h K aia and Bridgette Grobe, diving coach Joy Grobe will be working with senior April Nault and sophomore Elizabeth Roane. The Storm open the season against Shakopee at 6 p.m. Thursday at the pool at Chaska Middle School East. The team also makes a trip to Dowling Catholic in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 10.


Chanhassen cornerback Matt Malek-Zadegan (24) has an interception go through his hands during a scrimmage against Minneapolis Henry Saturday at Storm Stadium. Four teams joined the Storm for a tune-up for Thursday’s season opener with Owatonna at 7 p.m. at home. It is the first meeting between the two schools.

Check out for results from Chanhassen’s season opener in football and volleyball.


Minnetonka, Holy Family football look for success on gridiron in 2011 season Minnetonka returns the skill positions, but it will be the maturation of the boys upfront that tells the story of the Skippers in 2011. Minnetonka has five returning starters on offense, including quarterback Scott Benedict and wide receivers Gabe Boyce and Malcom Moore. Benedict completed 82-of-132 passes for 1,112 yards and 13 total touchdowns last year. Boyce and Moore combined for 35 receptions and seven touchdowns. A lso back a re tight end Joel Fuxa and center Ramsey Cronen. All-Metro free safety Charles Webb highlights four returning star ters on defense. Webb, a Division I recruit, had 110 tackles, four fumble recoveries and was named all-conference as a junior. Linebackers Beau Bates (47 tackles, two sacks) and Sam Luetgers (27 tackles) are also back, while cornerback DeAndre Singleton (36 tackles, three interceptions) returns in the

defensive backfield. “We return a lot of skill players, but we must rebuild our defensive and offensive lines,” said Head Coach Dave Nelson, who enters his 10th year with the Skippers. Nelson has a record of 64-31 at Minnetonka and 216-81 overall in 33 years of coaching football. “We feel we will be very competitive – staying healthy will be a key factor.” Minnetonka was 5 -5 last year, losing to Eden Prairie, 42-20, in the Section 6AAAAA semifi nals. The Skippers were 1-3 in the Lake Conference. Minnetonka opens the season at two-time Class AAAA defending state champion Totino-Grace at 7 p.m. tonight.

STATE RUNNERS-UP LOOK FOR .500 SEASON Holy Family Catholic came one win away from the school’s fi rst state football championship in 2010, falling 41-13 to Rochester Lourdes in the Class AAA fi nals.

Gone from that squad are quarterback Jeff Soule, halfback Peter Va ku lskas a nd current University of Minnesota freshman tight end Peter Westerhaus. The trio accounted for more than 5,400 yards of offense and 55 of the team’s 62 touchdowns. For the Fire to be competitive this fall, the team will need to rely on its speed and 19 seniors. “We need to replace three major spots that accounted for the vast majority of our offense,” said Head Coach Dave Hopkins, the only football coach in the school’s history. “The 2 011 season is being looked upon as a rebuilding year.” Returning from last year’s state r unner-up squad are fullback Connor Byrnes (276 yards), flanker Tommy Hanson, running back Isaac Savaryn and center Michael Fritz – a two-way player at linebacker or nose guard. Division I recruit Ryan Dahl (defensive end) and Michael

Roane (cornerback) are also back on defense. Roane will play both ways, converting to quarterback to replace Soule. “He played on certain offensive packages last year at various positions, so he has experience,” said Hopki ns about Roane. Holy Family will play an independent schedule in 2011, which i ncludes si x homes games. Among the home highlights are New Ulm, New London-Spicer, Duluth Central and Escanba, Mich. in week two. The Fire open at WatertownMayer at 7 p.m. Friday.

STARS HOPE TO RETURN TO STATE After winning the Class A consolation volleyball title in 2008, Southwest Christian has failed to reach the .500 plateau the past two seasons, winning 15 matches each year. With six key players returning, the Stars feel like this could be the year they get past two-time defending Section 4A

champion Mayer Lutheran for a spot in state. “The team has a lot of goals this year. Most importantly, all of the girls have committed to work as hard as they can every day to get the most out of themselves and each other,” said Head Coach Greg Sayuk. The Stars already have a win under their belts, top ping Delano 3-0 Aug. 26. It was the first time in three tries Southwest Christian defeated Delano, which has advanced to the Class AA State Tournament four straight years. The scores were 25-21, 28-26 and 26-24. Returning key players are sophomore outside hitter Mackenzie Horkey, senior outside hitter Lydia Palkert, junior setter Katie Lubben, senior libero Sarah Swanson, senior middle hitter Faith Vander Galien, and senior middle hitter Alyssa Johnson.

NEW COACH FOR STARS SOCCER Heidi Larkin is the new girls

soccer head coach at Southwest Christian and she’s excited about the prospects of the 2011 season. The Stars are coming off a 10-7-1 season, in which the team was defeated in the second round of the playoffs by Beni lde - St. Margaret. T ricaptains Rachel Gasper, Carly Jacobsen and Ali Hulstein join five varsity returners to form the nucleus of the Stars. Southwest Christian already defeated Watertown-Mayer 3-1 in the season opener Aug. 26. Scoring efforts were led by a pair of sisters – freshman Rebecca Gasper and returning senior and top scorer Rachel Gasper. The elder Gasper had two goals and an assist, while Rebecca had one goal and an assist. Hulstein, the team’s stopper, along with returner Katie Meinke and newcomer keeper Christine Brown, led defensive efforts. The Stars travel to Chanhassen at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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ON THE TURF AGAIN Chanhassen opens the 2011 football season at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Owatonna of the Big Nine Conference. The Storm return six starters on both sides of the ball, which leads most “experts” to believe the team should improve from last year’s 2-7 record.


Chanhassen High School Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 361-CHAN (2426)  Home football games at Chanhassen H.S.  Home volleyball matches at Chanhassen H.S.  Home girls tennis matches at Chanhassen H.S  Home girls swimming/diving meets at Chaska Middle School East  Home soccer matches at Chanhassen H.S. TODAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Volleyball vs. Prior Lake, 5 p.m. Football vs. Owatonna, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Cross country at Rolf Mellby Invite (St. Olaf College), 10 a.m. Girls Soccer at Burnsville, 3 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Volleyball at Eden Prairie Tournament, 9 a.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Girls Soccer vs. Southwest Christian, 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Tennis at Mound-Westonka, 4 p.m.

Chaska High School Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 556-HAWK (4295)  Home football games at Chaska H.S.  Home volleyball matches at Chaska H.S.  Home girls tennis matches at Chaska H.S.  Home girls swimming/diving meets at Chaska Middle School East  Home soccer matches at Chaska Middle School West PHOTOS BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Chanhassen players shook hands with players from the Chaska squad during the Missota Conference Jamboree last Tuesday at Chaska High School. The Storm open the season against Prior Lake at 5 p.m. Thursday – two hours prior to the start of the football opener against Owatonna. Check out for results from the match. Chanhassen also plays in the Eden Prairie Tournament on Saturday.

TODAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Girls soccer vs. Waconia, 5 p.m. Boys soccer vs. Waconia, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Apple Valley 7 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Cross country at Rolf Mellby Invite (St. Olaf College), 10 a.m. Football vs. Rochester Century, 7 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Volleyball at Burnsville, 7 p.m.

Holy Family Catholic High School Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 443-HOLY (4659), ext. 1111  Home football games at HFC H.S  Home volleyball matches at HFC H.S.  Home girls tennis matches at HFC H.S  Home soccer matches at HFC H.S.  Home swim meets at Mound-Westonka H.S. TODAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Swim/Dive vs. Orono, 4 p.m. Tennis vs. Jordan, 4:15 p.m. Boys Soccer vs. St. Thomas Academy, 5 p.m. Volleyball vs. Prior Lake, 5 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Cross country at Rolf Mellby Invite (St. Olaf College), 10 a.m. Football at Watertown-Mayer, 7 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Tennis at Shakopee, 4:15 p.m. Boys Soccer vs. St. John’s Prep, 5 p.m. Swim/Dive at Buffalo (M.S.), 6 p.m. Girls Soccer at Roseville Area, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Mound-Westonka, 7:15 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Girls Soccer vs. Holy Angels, 4 p.m.

Southwest Christian High School Web schedule: School:  Home volleyball matches at Crown College (St. Bonifacius)  Home soccer games at Diethelm Park, Victoria FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Girls Soccer vs. Spectrum, 4:15 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Boys Soccer at West Lutheran (Plymouth Creek), 4 p.m. Girls Soccer at Chanhassen, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Bethany Academy, 8 p.m.


Storm rule the court in north country BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Call it a successful trip up north. Chanhassen won all three duals at the Hibbing Quadrangular Aug. 22, defeating 2010 Class A A state participant Brainerd 4-3, Class A state participant Virginia 6-1 and the host Lumberjacks 6-1. Brainerd returned eight of its 10 starters from last year’s team. The Storm won all 12 singles matches in the season-opening duals. Hayley Haakenstad and Lauren Weikle each went 3-0, while Katie Mattson, Brooke Lapinski and Kate Gerike also won two matches apiece in singles play. Mattson clinched the victory over Brainerd with a 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 victory at No. 1 singles. Megan Huggett and Kaitlin Storo also rallied for a 1-6, 6-3, 10-6 win at No. 3 doubles. Haakenstad, an eighth-grader, lost only nine games and won all six sets playing at No. 2 singles in two matches and in the top spot against Hibbing. Anna Lano, Storo and Huggett won two matches on the day playing between No. 2 and 3 doubles. While the road was kind in the season opener, the home debut didn’t go as wel l for Chanhassen. The Storm fell to Owatonna and Prior Lake by identical scores of 4-3 on Aug. 26.

Fire halt Apple Valley’s win streak


Holy Family Catholic beefed up its schedule in boys soccer this fall. They scheduled the best and now they beat the best. The Fire knocked off two-time Class AA champions Apple Valley 2-1 in overtime Monday. It was the fi rst loss or tie for the Eagles in 48 games – a streak that began in the 2008 state quarterfi nals. It had been 1,040 days since that 1-0 loss to St. Louis Park. Patrick Smith drew a foul in the box and Peter Schumer later connected on the penalty kick for the game winner. Smith had given the road Fire squad a 1-0 lead 12 minutes into the game on a goal from 25 yards out. Holy Family, which is off to a 2-1 start, can pull off a doubleupset when it plays Class A champion Prairie Seeds Academy on Sept. 20, again on the road.

FIND RESULTS FROM TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY Against the Lakers, Chanhassen won super tie-breakers at No. 1 and 2 doubles, but a third match that went t he distance went to Prior Lake for the deciding point. Lakers’ Dani Keller defeated Lapinski at No. 3 singles 4-6, 6-3, 10-7 to give Prior Lake the win. Victorious for the Storm was Haakenstad at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-3), while Mattson and Gerike won at No. 1 doubles (6-7, 6-3, 10-8) and Weikle and Caitlin Matson at No. 2 doubles (7-5, 1-6, 10-8). Owatonna won the deciding point in three sets at No. 1 doubles where the Huskies defeated Matson and Ashley Kemp 6-7, 7-5, 10-4. Haakenstad improved to 5-0 on the season in singles with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles. Lano and Michaela Weispfennig earned a victory at No. 2 doubles (6-3, 6-1), while Lapinski and Huggett also gained a team point with a win at No. 3 doubles (6-0, 6-4). Chanhassen was scheduled to travel to Buffalo on Tuesday and host Eden Prairie on Wednesday. The Storm return to play on Sept. 7 at MoundWestonka.


Dasovich to coach Skippers basketball Leah Dasovich has been hired as the new Minnetonka girls basketball coach. Dasovich was the former Travel Coaching Director for the Tonka Girls Buckets Club. If the name sounds familiar, her husband, Tom, is the head boys basketball coach at Minnetonka. Tom tweeted “Congrats to my wife Leah. The best coach in our house fi nally has a head job.”

Chaska Figure Skating Club visits California


Chanhassen’s Lauren Weikle returned a serve during a recent practice. The Storm opened the season with a 3-2 record, including three wins in a quadrangular in Hibbing.

Six members of the Chaska Figure Skating Club competed in the State Games of America this month in San Diego, Calif. To skate in the competition, the skaters must have won a medal in their 2009 or 2010 State Games or 2011 Winter Games. The Chaska skaters placements are as follows: Brianna Gasterland (third place Pre-Juvenile Test Track Free Skate); Claire Katchur (second place Juvenile Test Track Free Skate and third place Juvenile Compulsory); Anna Lano (fi rst place Juvenile Test Track Free Skate, third place Juvenile Compulsory and third place Juvenile Artistic); Mina Sprengeler (sixth place Pre-Juvenile Free Skate, third place Pre-Juvenile Compulsory and fourth place Juvenile Footwork); Erin Swanson (first place Adult Masters Compulsory, fi rst place Adult Championship Free Skate and fourth place Senior Footwork); and Allie Tufto (fourth place Junior Free Skate, fourth place Solo Silver Dance and third place Junior Footwork). Detail about the CFSC can be found at


Castanias paces runner-up Storm BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Anita Woodrow called the fi rst meet a “learning experience” for both the coach and runners. Everybody gets an “A.” Chanhassen had three girl runners place in the top eight, but the Storm were beaten 31-44 by Roseville Area, which had the top three runners. Emily Castanias, Anastasia Korzenowski and Jordan Paschke paced the Storm in the season opener Friday at the St. Paul Central Open at St. Catherine’s University. Castanias ran with the lead pack throughout, placing fourth with a time of 15:59 – five seconds behind the winner. “I was very pleased with our performance. We had 11 girls fi nish the race before any team had their top six in. So, we know we have the depth. We’ll

continue to look for other girls to push our top seven,” Chanhassen coach Anita Woodrow said. Korzenowski and Paschke were fi fth and eighth, respectively, with times of 16:08 and 16:36. Rounding out the team score were Lauren Shurson (13th, 16:48) and Larissa Juelich (14th, 16:52). “There’s always that kind of secret person in the first race. She’s hung out with our front pack in practice, but she’s one of those runners that shines in the meets,” said Woodrow of Korzenowski. “She has an amazing amount of raw talent. She’s going to be fun to watch.” Chaska was a distant third with 81 points. Jenna Urick and Katharine Lowry led the Hawks in 11th and 12th place. Urick came in at 16:43, while Lowry was two seconds behind. Claire Bulat (15th, 16:53),

Anna Perrill (21st, 17:15) and Madison Miler (25th, 17:25) had top-five times for Chaska. Both Chaska and Chanhassen race in the Rolf Mellby Invitational at St. Olaf College at 10 a.m. Friday in Northfield. “I always look at the first meet as a learning experience for both the coach and the runners. The girls with less experience, it’s a race under their belts. A few of them were saying afterward that they wished they would have pushed themselves a bit harder. They’re learning,” Woodrow said.

SOLID START FOR DUERR Jesse Longley was excited to see how fast freshman Joey Duerr would be this season. The Chaska coach had to have been happy with the results Friday morning in St. Paul. Duerr ran a blistering time of 16:05 to win the 5K St. Paul Central Open. The Hawks as

a team placed fourth with 83 points behind Centennial, Roseville Area and Chanhassen. The Chaska freshman led the field by seven seconds at the one-mile mark, but increased it the fi nal 2.1 miles to a gap of 23 seconds over Chanhassen senior Alec Olson. Olson paced the Storm to a third-place team finish, just seven points behind Centennial (61). Teammate Kieran Kelly was third overall one second behind Olson at 16:29. Austin Miller (10th, 17:31), Nathan Jackels (28th, 18:16) and Matthew Janes (29th, 18:17) rounded out the team score for Chanhassen. Along with Duerr, eighthgrader Spencer Urick was seventh overall with a time of 17:12 for Chaska. The top five also included Nathan Hewitt (20th, 17:58), Jake Connealy (23rd, 18: 07) and Gavin Bjorklund (43rd, 18:58).


Six members of the Chaska Figure Skating Club competed at the State Games of America in California recently. Pictured front row from left, Claire Katchur and Mina Sprengeler. Back row: Coach Kristie Mitchell, Brianna Gasterland, Coach and skater Erin Swanson, Allie Tufto, CFSC alumni Theresa Maloney, and Anna Lano.

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Chanhassen man alleges ‘police brutality’

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Incident stems from fire call BY FORREST ADAMS

Chanhassen firefighters put out a late-night residential fire on Aug. 19, but the Carver County Sheriff’s Office is still dealing with a claim of “police brutality” that ignited during that same call for service. A Chanhassen man and disabled U.S. Navy veteran, David Techam, 68, claims he was accosted by a Carver County Sheriff’s deputy while emergency personnel were responding to the fi re, and now he said he’s considering legal action against the Sheriff’s Office. He brought his concerns to the Chanhassen City Council last Monday. This week he filed complaints with both the city of Chanhassen and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. To the Sheriff’s Office, he wrote of the incident: “I was talking to [a] fireman and a cop came up behind me and hit me with something on my left shoulder and then pushed me down on the ground and then hit me on my left forearm and right hand.” To the city of Chanhassen, he wrote simply: “police brutality.” Techam also alleges that on the same night, during the same incident, somebody stole a gold coin valued at $5,000 from a collection of rare coins he keeps in his home. There is an ongoing investigation into these incidents. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said his office received the complaint from Techam alleging police brutality on Monday of this week and would look into his claims. Chanhassen Assistant City Manager Laurie Hokkanen said she had forwarded Techam’s complaint to the city to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office to be included in their investigation. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the alleged theft, due to a potential conflict of interest, said Olson. Hennepin County has made no comment. Police reports from the incident have been forwarded to the city of Chanhassen’s legal team, but according to the city’s attorney, Roger Knutson, it has


David Techam, a resident of Chanhassen, said he must wear a sling on his left arm because of injuries he sustained during a fire call at Techam’s home on Aug. 19.

not been reviewed yet, and no decisions have been made.

FIRE CALL AND AFTERMATH The fire call on Aug. 19 to Carver County dispatch came at 11:48 p.m. from a resident living within three city blocks of Techam’s home on Redwing Lane. The Chanhassen Fire Department and Carver County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene. The fi rst deputy arrived at 11:52 p.m. Techam still claims the fire was small enough that he could have put it out by himself. Chanhassen Fire Chief John Wolff said a cause for the fi re and where it started have not yet been determined, although he confi rmed the fi re extended into the insulation. It was between a cinderblock structure under construction inside the renovation and the cinderblock foundation of the renovated area. Techam claims when firefighters arrived at his home and approached the 600-squarefoot structure in his back yard he tried to encourage them to enter the building through a side door to get at the fi re, rather than break through a large 5-foot-by-7-foot window. It was to no avail, and Techam claims at this time he was accosted by a deputy. Chief Wolff explained that it’s standard procedure for fi refighters to break windows when battling fires. He said this is done to minimize the risk to fi refighters and remove smoke and other products of combustion. Firefighters refer to this as “ventilation.” “We needed to dismantle

a portion of the cinderblock structure to ensure the fire was completely out,” Wolff said. He cal led the procedure “normal for a structure fire like this.” Techam said he doesn’t hold it against the Fire Department for breaking his windows, but he claims getting manhandled aggravated a long-running injury to his left shoulder, originally incurred during years of construction labor. He further alleges the deputy broke his right foot and caused him to sustain a rib injury. “I am probably going to lose my left arm because of the cops pushing my arm where it didn’t belong,” he said. That night Techam was driven to the Veteran’s Hospital in Minneapolis to receive treatment in the emergency room, still wearing his bath robe that was full of mud because he got pushed to the ground, he said. Techam said when he finally got home he saw muddy footprints leading across his carpeting to his collection of rare coins, one of which he claims is now missing.

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The Carver County deputies assigned to the cities of Chanhassen, Victoria, and Carver and the townships of Laketown, San Francisco and Dahlgren responded to the following calls from Aug. 22 through Aug. 28.


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Aug. 22 At 1:38 p.m., responded to the 7000 block of Redwing Lane, Chanhassen, for residential burglary of a gold coin valued at $5,000. At 4:53 p.m., responded to the 2200 block of Melody Hill Road, Chanhassen, for report of theft from a vehicle. Aug. 23 At 7:51 a.m., responded to the 8500 block of Allegheny Circle, Victoria, where an adult female was arrested on a Carver County warrant and a Hennepin County warrant. Bail was collected. At 3:52 p.m., responded to the 1700 block of Arboretum Boulevard, Victoria, for report of a man creating a disturbance. An adult male was transported to detox. At 9:14 p.m., responded to the 500 block of 79th Street West, Victoria, for report of vehicle theft. Aug. 24 At 11:56 a.m., responded to the 9300 block of Red Fox Drive, Victoria, for report of graffiti on side of penthouse, on roof. Damage is estimated at $200. At 5:34 p.m., responded to the 3700 block of Hickory Road, Chanhassen, for report of theft of sub woofer speakers from a vehicle. Estimated loss is more than $4,000. At 5:52 p.m., responded to the 6600 block of Horseshoe Curve, Chanhassen, for report of a trampoline

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theft. At 6:07 p.m., responded to the 1200 block of Overlook Lane, Carver, for theft of plants. At 6:26 p.m., responded to the 900 block of Pontiac Lane, Chanhassen, for report of graffiti damage to a picnic table. Damage is estimated at $20. At 10 p.m., responded to the 2300 Timberwood Drive, Chanhassen, for report of damage to a mailbox, estimated damage is $20. Aug. 25 At 1:43 a.m., made a traffic stop at Highway 7 and Washta Bay Road, Chanhassen, where a 20-year old Plymouth male was cited for under 21 drinking, and a juvenile female passenger was cited for underage consumption. At 9:11 a.m., responded to the 7200 block of Rolling Acres Road, Victoria, for report of damaged door and lock. Estimated damage is more than $20. At 9:19 a.m., responded to the 9300 block of Laketown Road, Laketown Township, for report of vandalized tractor. Estimated damage is more than $80. At 10:57 a.m., responded to the 1200 block of Highway 7, Victoria, for report of stolen cable from a lift station. Estimated loss is $3,900. At 8:57 p.m., made a traffic stop at 78th Street West and Powers Boulevard, Chanhassen, where a 20-year old Chanhassen male was cited for under 21 drinking and two male passengers were cited for underage consumption. Aug. 26 At 6:19 a.m., made traffic stop at Highway 7 and Dogwood, Chanhassen where an adult Edina male was arrested for DWI, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

At 11:41 a.m., responded to a Chanhassen address about abuse/ neglect on a referral from Social Services. At 12:52 p.m., responded to a Victoria address about abuse/neglect on a referral from Social Services. At 3:08 p.m., responded to the 8100 block of Paradise Lane, Laketown Township, for theft report of a ring and necklace, estimated value of $315. At 5:44 p.m., responded to the 6600 Chestnut Lane, Chanhassen, for report of theft of iPad from a residence. Later, report was unfounded. At 8:27 p.m., made a traffic stop at County Road 61 and Highway 101, Chanhassen, where an adult Bloomington female was arrested for third degree DWI. Aug. 27 At 1:45 a.m., responded to the 100 block of Barbara Court, Chanhassen, and conducted a foot pursuit. An 18year old male and a juvenile male were cited for fleeing on foot on underage consumption. At 2 a.m., responded to the 1000 Pontiac Lane, Chanhassen, for report of a possible physical domestic. At 5:35 p.m., responded to the 27400 block of Pine Bend, to assist South Lake Minnetonka Police with a reported physical domestic. Aug. 28 At 1:34 p.m., responded to the 400 block of Chan View, Chanhassen, for report of a residential burglary. Multiple items were stolen and door was damaged. Estimated loss and damage is more than $1,200. Editor’s Note: You can listen to police, fire and sheriff’s calls 24/7 through our online police scanner at www.

tifamily dwelling in Victoria Sept. 11, 2010. State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl says the value of a sprinkler system is both economic and personal. “The benefits of sprinklers, whether they’re built into the facility or retrofitted, become very clear when they knock down a potentially devastating fire,” Rosendahl said. “An automatic sprinkler system can save a building and most of its contents, reduce insurance costs, minimize business interruption, keep people in their homes and, most importantly, save lives.” Minnesota state fire code requires sprinkler systems in larger, newly constructed apartment buildings and hotels. “A large number of build-

ings saved by sprinklers in the last two years were apartment buildings,” said Rosendahl. “That’s significant. It means hundreds of families were kept in their homes and lives were saved.” The life-saving capacity of sprinkler systems is related to escape time. Research from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows the average safe-escape period in a building fire has dropped from 17 minutes in the mid-1970s to about three minutes today. The decline is attributed to faster-burning synthetic materials in modern buildings and furnishings. Rosendahl explained fi re sprinklers activate in one to two minutes and can control a fi re, extending escape time for occupants.


Sprinklers put out 81 fires T he M i n ne s ot a D ep a r tment of Public Safety’s State Fire Marshal Division (SFM) recently announced that 81 building fi res — including two in the area — were put out by automatic sprinkler systems in 2010. This is a slight increase from 78 building fi res in 2009. Data from the SFM shows most residential buildings involved were apartment buildings. Commercial buildings include warehouse, manufacturing, educational, entertainment, restaurants, funeral and healthcare facilities. I ncluded were i ncidents involving a restaurant in Chanhassen on March 8 and a mul-

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‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ one of the better films of summer

‘Small as an Elephant’ follows 11-year-old boy abandoned by his mother

It’s 2011 and here we have yet another “Planet of the Apes” film. But could “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” be good? With this movie, we get James Franco (“127 Hours”) playing Will Rodman. He works for a company that is using apes to make a new drug that will possibly cure Alzheimer’s. After his main test subject is killed, he discovers that the ape had a baby which is now without a home. He brings the baby ape, Caesar, into his home where he lives with his father (John Lithgow) who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Over the years they all bond and become a happy family, teaching Caesar human traits as well as how to be a kind, loving ape. An incident happens involving a neighbor and Caesar is sent to live in a facility run by Brian Cox (“Coriolanus”) and his son played by Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy from the “Harry Potter” films). While living there, he has a chance to interact with other apes for the first time in his life. Caesar is mistreated by the people who run the facility and gives up hope of Will ever coming

Slam. There are days when slamming your bedroom door, though it might get you in trouble, is really satisfying. Those are the days when everybody bugs you, nothing goes right, and you just want to scream, stomp, storm and slam. Sometimes, you just want to be left alone. But what if everybody left you – for good? What if you woke up and found out that you were all by yourself ? It happened to Jack Martel in the new audiobook “Small as an Elephant” by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, read by William Dufris. It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime. Eleven-year-old Jack Martel and his mother had planned it all summer. They were going camping in Maine’s Acadia National Park for Labor Day Weekend. Then they were going to go see Lydia the Elephant at the York Zoo because a love of elephants was the one solid thing Jack and his mother shared. That is, when she wasn’t spinning out of control. Still, she seemed normal on the trip, helping him set up his tent and laughing at his jokes. She was fine and Jack was looking forward to a few days of fun. But the first morning he woke up and unzipped his tent, he was alone. His mother had done it before. She’d left him by himself in their neighborhood near Boston but she’d always returned in a day or two, once the spinning had stopped. So Jack settled in with a comic book and waited. When his mother didn’t return that day or the next or the next, he counted his change – just under $15 – and decided to try and make it home by himself. Surely, that’s where she’d be. But going anywhere is expensive and Jack was hungry and afraid. What would happen if he couldn’t find his mother? Would they call his grandmother, whom Jack’s mom said was mean? What would they do to a boy who stole a plastic elephant to remind himself of the vacation of a lifetime? Jack had to figure that out soon because somebody reported him missing and the authorities were




to his rescue. He then uses his knowledge to get the other apes on his side and eventually break out and dominate the humans. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” really took me by surprise. The last “Planet of the Apes” film we got was the 2001 Tim Burton remake, which was awful. With “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” we get a new take on how the apes came to be almost human and attempt to take over. This film works out quite well. It’s always

at wonderful to see that Hollywood can still l, make a good prequel, remake or sequel. While James Franco does a solid job in the lead role, the real star is Caesar, who is played by Andy Serkis, who played “King Kong” and Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Every movement and action Caesar makes looks as real as can be and you actually believe there’s an ape on screen doing human activities. ’ John Lithgow (“New Y Year’s Eve”) also provides a good performance. The rest of the cast is fine but most of their characters are one dimensional, especially a character played by Frieda Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”) who is sort of the love interest for Franco’s character. As far as the visuals for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” go, they’re stunning. All the apes, gorillas, and

orangutans look real. Director Rupert Wyatt lets us get a feel for these animals and shows us that they’re just like humans in a lot of ways. He also created characters we care about in Will, his father and especially Caesar. The summer film season has been lackluster but it looks like Hollywood was saving one of its better films for last.


Why I Have Not Been Asked to Design a Wine Label Thank you all for being here as I unveil the artwork for the first wine label I designed myself. A few of you have asked why I chose to show myself so prominently on the label… and why I’m shown shirtless and much more muscular than I am in real life. Well, the purpose of the picture is to capture the true essence of my being. By viewing this, we embark on an artistic journey to witness my true self. I hear some of you claiming that this label has nothing to do with the wine inside the bottle, and is merely a venue for me to exercise my own ego. That is not true. For example, let me direct your attention to the nymph located in the lower foreground. That’s Amphictyonis, the Greek Goddess of wine. I didn’t need to add her but I thought she added legitimacy to the theme of the art piece. So you see it really is all about the wine. Notice also how she



resembles Angelina Jolie and how she kneels at my feet, gazing upon my countenance with adoring eyes. Is that Chuck Norris I’m beating down with one hand while I effortlessly play lead guitar for an awesome rock band with the other? Yes. This is not a cheap, selfserving attempt to inflate my own masculinity. No, this is an existential metaphor of the transitory nature of life. Duh. If you didn’t recognize that, you don’t know anything about art.

The scene in the background is a young man receiving a sports award. This is a commentary on the day I won the Snail Lake Elementary School basketball team’s most valuable player trophy. The angels hovering overhead are my own addition but I’m pretty sure they show up at big events like that. We just couldn’t see them. Scattered about the rest of the label are some other minor details: The name of the wine, the alcohol content, the grape variety, etc. but in each case I have been able to mostly obscure those trivialities with more exciting information like my birthday, how much I could bench press in college and a few images of my favorite foods. This week’s recommendation: Cupcake, Prosecco ($9.99): Delicious and wellmade, this Prosecco has flavors even more complex than the label described

above: Take the love-child of a peach and a honeydew melon, drop it in a blender with a few almonds, pour over a piece of vanilla French toast, and serve with a shot of cream and you’d get the idea. Now enjoy a glass while viewing a picture of me. To read more of Kris Barber’s insights on wine, visit his blog at Winerogue. or

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searching for him. The one thing to remember when choosing an audiobook for a car trip is this: everyone has to listen to it. But with “Small as an Elephant” nobody will mind. This is one of the smartest, most imagination-capturing, compelling stories this year – for adults and for older kids. Author Jennifer Richard Jacobson thinks of things for Jack to do that most adults would never consider. This little character is tough and scrappy, resourceful and clever, but listeners are never allowed to lose sight of the fact that he is an 11-year-old. I was breathless at the audacity of this brave little guy, and the ending is a complete stunner. Bring a tissue, that’s all I’m going to say… Be aware that, because of its content, “Small as an Elephant” may be scary for children under 10, but older kids and adults will love it. If you’re looking for an excellent vacation audiobook, this one is a slam-dunk. The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. Terri has been reading since she was 3 years old and she never goes anywhere without a book. She lives on a hill in Wisconsin with two dogs and 12,000 books.

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SEPT. 1 IT’S FOR THE BIRDS: GOURD, THAT IS! A Master Gardener will share information about growing and harvesting gourds and how to turn them into eco-friendly, inviting and protective nesting destinations for birds. This program is part of the Evenings in the Garden series. Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 Cost: Free; pre-registration requested Location: Scott County Fairgrounds, 7151 W. 190th St., Jordan Info: (952) 492-5410 or

CAP/CCRR PLAY AND LEARN Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to attend this play group for interactive fun focusing on literacy concepts, writing, arts and crafts, music and movement, science, math, large and fine motor skills and the development of social and emotional skills. No registration is required. Please note caregivers must stay in the room with their children. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shakopee Library. Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 Cost: Free Location: Shakopee Library, 235 S. Lewis St., Shakopee Info: (952) 233-9590 or scott.lib.


SEPT. 2 JONNY LANG Blues, gospel and rock musician Johnny Lang will perform. Time: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 Cost: $32-$55 Location: Mystic Showroom, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Info: or (952) 4966563


SEPT. 3 PET ADOPTION Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption. All cats and dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. One rabbit, and kittens and cats ages 4 months to 8 years-old will be available. There will be solids, tabby, bicolored, and tortie to choose from. Dogs two months to 12 years will be there. Some of the dogs include: Beagle, Great Dane Poodle, Bichon Frise, Labrador Retriever, Pointer, terrier mix, shepherd mix, black lab mixes, and Heinz 57 mixes. Time: Noon-3 p.m., Sept. 3. Cost: $165+ for cats and $195+ for dogs. Location: PETCO in Chaska, off of Highway 41 and Pioneer Trail Info: (952) 368-3553; www.

MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL The 41st annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival features 16 stages of live entertainment, live armored jousting, food, drink, artisan booths and seven themed weekends. Themed weekends are as follows: Sept. 3, 4 and 5 - Silk Road and Discover the Riches featuring longbow competition, belly dance lessons and

performances, belly dance competition and Middle Eastern music; Sept. 10-11 – Highland Fling featuring World Highland Games and Minnesota Highland Games, Scottish vendors, free beer tasting, kilt competition and sign language Saturday; Sept. 1718 – Wine, Chocolate and Romance featuring wine and chocolate festival, charity auction, free wine tasting, free vow renewals, chocolate pie eating contest and grape stomp; Sept. 2425 High Seas Adventure featuring backyard barbecue competition, barbecue vendors, homebrew competition and pirate games; Sept. 30 – Festival Friday featuring visits by school groups and home school students; Oct. 1-2 – Shamrocks and Shenanigans featuring harvest market, Irish vendors, Irish dancers and music, free Guinness beer tasting and kilt competition. Time: Weekends through Oct. 2; Labor Day, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 30 Cost: Adults $20.95; seniors $18.95; children 5-12 $11.95; age 4 and younger free; dogs $10 with registration; free parking; discount tickets available at SuperAmerica, Walgreens, Menards, Whole Foods Market; discount coupons available at Subway Location: Three miles south of Shakopee on Hwy. 169 Info: (952) 445-7361 or


The Apple House will offer freshly picked fruit beginning Friday.



he Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Apple House will open Friday, Sept. 2, offering a variety of freshly picked fruit developed at the University of Minnesota’s Horticultural Research Center. The facility will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

daily through early November. The Apple House is located in a large, rustic shed about 1.5 miles west of the Arboretum entrance on Highway 5, (near the



intersection with Rolling Acres Road). Every morning, its old

Opening week should see lots of LaCrescent and Zestar!™


mechanical apple sorter roars to life and a stream of juicy red,

varieties on the shelves, followed by SweeTango™ and Chest-

Enjoy nature-based fun for the whole family. The September theme is Cattail Creations. Time: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 Cost: Free with gate admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422

freshly picked fruit rolls down the assembly line to be sorted

nut Crabs and more. Honeycrisps™ usually hit the shelves in

and bagged for purchase by apple-loving Minnesotans. The

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EAGLE CREEK FAIR Visit the Eagle Creek Fair to celebrate a successful summer with the farmers and townsfolk of Eagle Creek on Labor Day weekend. Play games and enjoy a ride on a trolley pulled by Percheron draft horses. See craft and farm exhibits and visit soldiers from the 5th Minnesota infantry. Monday only: paddle a Wilderness Inquiry canoe, hear live music and watch a Shakespearean play and a 1860s “base ball” match. The gift shop will be open and food available for purchase. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. Cost: Ages 18-64 $5; ages 2-17 and seniors $3; children younger than 2 free Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or

HONEYBEES Find out about the bees that make honey and pollinate the flowers. Watch a beekeeper open an active hive and see its inner workings. See how honey is harvested, walk to the bee tree on the prairie and taste fresh honey. Find out the different roles the queen, drones and worker bees play in a hive. For ages 4 and older. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 Cost: $5 Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or

CARRIE UNDERWOOD Since winning the fourth season

This year’s local apple crop is looking good, according to

The Apple House also will sell pumpkins, squash and

Pete Moe, Arboretum operations manager and a former or-

gourds, other fall vegetables, baked goods, jams, jellies and

chard owner. “I’d say it will be a better crop than we’ve had

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in the last four years,” said Moe.

of “American Idol” in 2005, Carrie Underwood has become one of the most popular female entertainers in country music. Returning to Mystic Lake for the first time since selling out two performances on New Year’s Eve of 2006, Underwood and special guest Sons of Sylvia will perform. Time: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 Cost: $59-$85 Location: Mystic Amphitheater, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Info: or (952) 4966563


SEPT. 4 MONARCH TAGGING Families can catch, tag and release monarchs as the butterflies fuel up for their 2,000-mile journey south to Mexico. Tagging is a way of tracking the migration route and population status of the butterflies and was established as an ongoing international research project. For all ages. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 Cost: $5 Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-9000 or

MARVELOUS MONARCHS Learn about the life cycle and migration of monarch butterflies. Use a special net to catch one. Help tag one as part of a national research project. Search the prairie for the plants that monarchs depend upon. For ages 3 and older. Time: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 Cost: $5 Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or

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SEPT. 5 GREENFIT CLUB Get daily exercise in the natural setting of Cleary Lake Park. Hike under the canopy of trees and try yoga on a sunny hilltop. Paddle the lakes and streams to build muscle tone. Environment- and adventureloving instructors will help each registrant start a fitness program that is easy and fun to stick with. All equipment provided. Reservations required; reference activity #42461700. For ages 18 and older. Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 5-Nov. 30 Cost: $70 Location: Cleary Lake Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: (763) 559-6700 or

2011 CHAMPIONSHIP WEINER DOG RACE Along with regular Labor Day races, Canterbury Park will host the 2011 Championship Weiner Dog Race. Free Hormel hot dogs for all who attend. Time: Racing 1:30-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5 Cost: $5 Location: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee Info:

00. Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 Cost: $50 Location: Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-6700 or


SEPT. 7 WIDOWED LUNCH CLUB This event, for men and women, provides an upbeat and fun social environment for widowed people of all ages. It’s held the first Wednesday of every month. Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7 Cost: $17 Location: Biaggi’s Restaurant, 8251 Flying Cloud Drive at the Eden Prairie Mall Info: (763) 497-1779 or joanne@

Walk the Arboretum prairies and natural areas with an Arboretum naturalist. Time: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, and Saturdays, Sept. 10 and 17 Cost: $7.50 for Arboretum members; $15 for non-members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: aspx or (952) 443-1422




This hands-on beginner class is set up to teach beginning paddlers about safety, proper paddling form and paddle strokes. Participants will learn the basics of kayaking from qualified instructors. All equipment provided. For ages 14 and older. Reservations required; reference activity #423011-

HOMEBUYER SEMINAR The Carver County CDA hosts a Homebuyers Seminar to discuss financing options, the real estate purchase process, documents and legalities, and successful homeownership. The certificate earned is necessary for some special loans including downpayment assistant programs. Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 Cost: $25 Location: Carver County CDA, 705 Walnut Street, Chaska Info: (952) 448-7715, Ext. 2773



Auxiliary is hosting a fall casserole/ salad luncheon, with proceeds going to aid veterans and their families. Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 Cost: $7 Location: Shakopee American Legion Clubroom, 1266 E. 1st Ave.

Carver’s biggest event of the season is this weekend, with events ranging from waterfights to burnout contests to a parade. Time: Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11; Parade is 1 p.m., Sept. 11 Cost: Free for most events Location: Downtown Carver Info:

LUNCHEON The Shakopee American Legion

Chaska and Carver occasional shops feature antiques and vintage items. There will also be an open air market and an antique sale in Carver. Time: Thursday, Sept. 22-Saturday Sept. 24, occasional shops; Sept. 24, open air market; Sept. 23-24, antique show Location: Downtown Chaska and Carver, occasional shops; downtown Carver, open air market; antique show, Carver Village Hall

COMEDIAN DERICK LENGWENUS Comedian Derick Lengwenus currently resides in Chicago where he performs stand-up and studies improv at Second City. Comedian Pete Borchers will also perform. Time: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10; 10:30 p.m. Sept. 10 Cost: $13 for 8:30 Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday shows; $10 for 10:30 p.m. Saturday show Location: MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 1st Ave., Shakopee Info: shakopee

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COMMUNITY GATHERINGS S O U T H W E S T M E T RO WELLNESS CHALLENGE — Dr. Angela Bremer and Dr. Kandace Johnson along with their wellness team at Power of Life Chiropractic have joined the city of Victoria Recreation Center and Edward Jones in Victoria to challenge area residence to take control of their health in the Southwest Metro Wellness Challenge. Participants are competing to win $2000. The challenge is set to kick off on Sept. 12. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 31. The challenge is a 12-week program for individuals who are looking to improve all aspects of their health. The cost is $299 for entire program. For more information call Dr. Bremer at (952) 443-9000. SCHOOL SUPPLY COL LECTION — LearningRx in partnership with The Caring Tree is collecting school supplies for kids in need now through Sept. 9. Donations of school supplies may be dropped off at LearningRx, located at 600 Market Street, Suite 120, between Cub Foods and the Chanhassen Cinema. T he Caring Tree will distribute the supplies to area children in need. Donors will receive a certificate for a $49 Cognitive Skills Assessment from LearningRx (valued at $199) and a copy of the book Unlock the Einstein Inside. Call (952) 949-6900 for details. PARENT SEMINAR — A Set Your Teen Up for Success seminar led by Cindy Lea, MA, psychotherapist, ADHD coach and speaker, will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at LearningRx, 120 Market Street, Suite 120, Chanhassen. She will discuss what motivates children and suggest how parents can best help support and motivate them. To RSVP, call (952) 949-6900. CDT FUNDRAISER FOR SALVATION ARMY — Support the Twin Cities Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center by bringing your donations of reusable household items,


CHILD CARE TRAINING — Carver County Licensed Childcare Association is hosting the first training of the season Tuesday Sept. 20 at the Early Childhood Center, 110600 Village Road, Chaska, in the multi-purpose room. The trainer for the evening will be Cory Woosley of the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network. The topic will be “Making and Keeping Friends, The Importance of Friendship Skills.” Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. with training from 7-9 p.m. A Shaken Baby video may be viewed at 6:30 p.m. Members are free, non-members needing a training certificate will be charged $ 20 at the door. Membership is $40 for the year, September through August. To remain on the website your membership must be renewed by Sept. 21. Membership forms can be found at HOMEBUYER SEMINAR — The Carver County CDA will host a Homebuyers Seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, and 9 a.m. to 2 : 30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Carver County CDA building, 705 Walnut Street, Chaska. The seminar will cover financing options, the real estate purchase process, documents and legalities, and successful homeownership. The certificate earned is necessary for some special loans including down payment assistant programs. For more information, call (952) 448-7715, Ext. 2773.

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THE HELP (PG-13) 12:35, 3:45, 6:30, 9:25 APOLLO 18 (PG-13) 12:35, 2:35, 5:05, 7:00, 9:05 RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13) 12:25, 2:35, 4:55, 7:10, 9:20 ONE DAY (PG-13) 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (R) 12:20, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:35 COLOMBIANA (PG-13) 12:30, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40

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information, visit or call Gary Haberman at (952) 200-2993. ROTARY – The Chanhassen Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at the American Legion Post on Highway 5. For more information, call Jeff Anderson at (612) 998-3688. CHANHASSEN SAL MEETING — The Chanhassen Squadron 580 of the Sons of the American Legion meet monthly at 6 p.m. on the fi rst Monday of the month at the Chanhassen American Legion in the basement meeting room. For information or to join, call Bob Synder at (612) 867-5365.

and talented (PAC) program in Eastern Carver County Schools — will be at 9:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year at School of the Wise II, 500 Market St., Chanhassen. For more information, e-mail S O U T H W E S T M E T RO TEA PARTY — The Southwest Metro Tea Party meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. For more information on the group, call Becki Johnson at (612) 865-9178. CHAMBER MEMBER ORIENTATION — The Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce invites any prospective or new members to a member orientation session to learn more about the chamber’s programs, benefits and services. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at the Chanhassen Recreation Center at 9 a.m. For more information, call Brad Gruhot at (952) 448-5000 or email brad@swmetrochamber. com. FRESH START RECOVERY — A Christian 12-step recovery program for those struggling with any type of hurt, habit, or hang-up meets weekly on Thursdays at Grace Church in Eden Prairie from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The program includes music, teaching, testimonials, and small groups. No cost or registration required. For more information, go to

NON-DENOMINATIONAL BIBLE ST U DY — A men’s (all ages welcome) Bible Study meets every Thursday from 7:15-8:15 a.m. at Millie’s Deli in Chanhassen (545 W. 78th St., Chanhassen). During the year the group studies both Old Testament and New Testament books. For more information, call John at (763) 458-5985. MEDITATION CLASS — A meditation class led by a Buddhist monk occurs from 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at Chanhassen Library. Classes are open to all regardless of level of experience. There is no charge; donations are welcome. For more information, call Ralph at (952) 934-9727 or e-mail info@ MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PROGRAM — The Mental Health Crisis Program, serving Carver and Scott counties, has a telephone and mobile crisis response service available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. To reach the Mental Health Crisis Program, call (952) 442-7601. W ESTWOOD JOB SUPPORT GROUP — Westwood

Job Transition and Networking Group is a faith-based group dedicated to supporting those who have lost their job or are contemplating a career change. Meetings will consist of curriculum covering a range of topics designed to assist you in your search. In addition, we will build relationships and business connections through networking, sharing, listening and supporting each other. Employers who have open positions and are looking for great talent are encouraged to attend. Westwood Job Transition and Networking Group meetings are on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Room A112 at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Chanhassen. No sign up is required; everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Matthew Beck at or Pat DeZiel at patdeziel123@ LIONS - The Chanhassen Lions meet every fourth Monday at the Chanhassen Legion. The monthly meeting starts with a social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. For more

OPERATION MINNESOTA NICE — Operation Minnesota Nice is committed to making a difference in the lives of our soldiers who are serving abroad in war zones. The group meets monthly to pack boxes that are sent to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who have been “adopted” by various individuals or groups and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month to pack items that have been donated by various organizations, companies, churches, or individuals. If you’d like to donate items, please call Cindy Pugh at (952) 474-1436. Want to adopt a soldier or know more? Go to www.operationminnesotanice. com or call (763) 464-1696. WOMEN IN NETWORKING — Women in Networking meets the third Thursday of the month in the Chanhassen/ Victoria area. For more information, visit or call Michelle Aspelin at (952) 241-4021. WEST METRO NETWORKING GROUP — West Metro Network, a professional, referralbased network comprised of trusted and experienced business professionals in the west metro area, meets Tuesday mornings. For more information and meeting times, call Vicki Franzen at (952) 937-9596.

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Apollo 18 (PG-13) No Passes Allowed Fri - Mon: (12:20), (2:30), (4:30), 7:40, 9:50 Tue - Thu: (3:50), (6:00), (8:10) Colombiana (PG-13) No Passes Allowed Fri - Mon: (12:15), (2:40), (4:50), 7:15, 9:25 Tue - Thu: (3:30), (5:55), (8:30) Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (R) No Passes Allowed Fri - Mon: (12:40), (2:50), (5:05), 7:35, 9:45 Tue - Thu: (3:20), (5:50), (8:20) One Day (PG-13) No Passes Allowed Fri - Mon: (12:00), (2:20), (4:40), 7:20, 9:35 Tue - Thu: (3:15), (5:40), (8:05) Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG) Fri - Mon: (12:30), (2:45), (4:55), 7:10, 9:10 Tue - Thu: (3:45), (6:05), (8:35) The Help (PG-13) Fri - Mon: (12:45), (4:00), (6:50), 9:40 Tue - Thu: (4:00), (6:50) Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) Fri - Mon: (12:10), (2:25), (4:35), 7:00, 9:15 Tue - Thu: (3:25), (5:45), (8:15) The Smurfs (PG) Fri - Mon: (11:55 AM), (2:10), (4:25), 7:05, 9:20 Tue - Thu: (3:10 AM), (5:35), (8:00)

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furniture and clothing to the parking lot of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres on Saturday, Sept. 17. A donation truck and helpers will be there to assist you with your drop-off donations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Certain items will not be accepted and include appliances, console TVs, older baby equipment, humidi fiers and dehumidifiers, magazines, computers/monitors, king sized beds, office desks, typewriters and encyclopedias. Furniture should be in good condition. The following items are conditionally accepted: upholstered furniture (no rips, heavy soil or stains, mattresses and box springs (no rips, stains or tears). Call (612) 332-5855 for more information.

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IS YOUR CHILD PACKING ON TOO MANY POUNDS? As children and parents get ready for the new school year, it bears mentioning that backpacks that are either too heavy or worn incorrectly pose a risk of injury. In fact, about 6,000 school-aged children experience backpack-related injuries in this country annually. To avert such injuries, parents are urged to choose lightweight backpacks that extend no further down than three-quarters the length of their child’s back. It should also feature two wide, padded shoulder straps that the child should use to avoid putting too much strain on one side of his or her body. A waist strap also helps better distribute the pack’s weight. Most importantly, a loaded backpack should never exceed 15 percent of the child’s weight. How much does your child’s backpack weigh? What can chiropractic health care do for your child? Why do millions of parents bring their children to the Doctors of Chiropractic every year? Chiropractic’s purpose is to remove interferences to the natural healing power running through the body. We can help you and your children be the healthiest you can be. We’re located at 7975 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 20. Call today, 952.746.8150, to schedule your FREE Initial Chiropractic Consultation and Exam. P.S. If a child has to lean forward to carry a backpack, it is too heavy. | Chanhassen Villager

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Tracking the ghost town of Hazelton

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Erin Schneider, The Cheap Chick, is a frugal shopping guru sharing her message in print, on FOX 9 Buzz and across the Internet. When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. Where: Dangerfield’s Restaurant in Shakopee Cost: $16 + tax & fees Tickets on sale September 1

with The Cheap Chick! Guests will learn how to put the fun in frugal living. The Cheap Chick will discuss things like:  Non-extreme couponing: Basics for beginners plus advanced couponing tips.  Consign/Thrift 101: What to donate; what to consign; how to shop; deals available; best stores; how to see/re-use items in new ways.  6 Rules for Being Frugal and Fabulous. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, gift bags, prizes and a special coupon sheet from’s advertisers.

This month Lindsay Marshall is the Carver County Historical Society host author. Lindsay is well known to the Society. She interned with us a number of years ago, leaving us to pursue her master’s in Cultural Resource Management at St. Cloud State University. Her thesis documented the log buildings in Carver County, and she has since been working on our photo collection. Carver County has its share of ghost communities. This month she tracks down the lost but not forgotten community of Hazelton. Over the river and through the woods, down the Luce Line Trail we go! Now a state trail used among bicyclists, dog walkers, snowmobilers and skiers, the Luce Line trail stretches from Plymouth to Cosmos. That makes 63 miles of countryside. If you’re like me, you will be thankful to learn that there are many places throughout the trail where you can hop on. The trip from Watertown to Winsted is 10 miles, or 20 if you want to return to where you parked your car. Walking along the Luce Line between Watertown and Winsted, you might not realize that you had just walked through what was once the small community of Hazelton. Hazelton was only about one-half mile wide; small enough to be missed, but big enough to make a mark. Among the businesses which once stood at Hazelton were a lumberyard, a feed mill/elevator, an ice house, a general store, a creamery, a train station, a weigh scale and a loading dock. A sign provided by the Luce Line Trail Association with information gathered from interviews with local residents, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Transportation Museum, Minnesota Historical Society, and the Carver County Historical Society, stands at a small turnaround off Vega Avenue. Today, the only evidence of these buildings is the remains of the foundations at your feet, and the stories of the community are merely memories. Farmers were able to drop


Hazelton once held a lumberyard, a feed mill/elevator, an ice house, a general store, a creamery, a train station, a weigh scale and a loading dock. Now, nothing is left but foundations and wells.

Carver County Historical Society Location: 555 West First Street, Waconia Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday; Closed, Sunday Contact: (952) 442-4234 or More info: off their sweet corn at the store and elevator, which was first operated by Paul Bennyhoff. Bennyhoff and his family lived in the elevator until he built his own house. The corn would then continue on to Watertown, where the canning factory was located. Trains hauled many things including mail, grain, live animals, milk, and lumber. Farmers could also drive their horsedrawn wagons right up to the public scale, situated between two mounds of earth. Nearby, a loading dock area was used to move items from the scale to the rail cars. In 1915 or 1916, shortly after the elevator was built, an ice house was constructed. Ice was cut and hauled from Lake Ida, a few miles away, and was stored on sawdust. You could also purchase a train ticket at the store, which was a mile west of the train stop. At night, you had to buy your ticket on the train. In order to get the train to stop at night, you lit a rolled-up newspaper on fire and flagged down the train. Others remember walking to town on the railroad tracks, and occasionally being offered a free ride on the train. The Electric Short Line Railway Company began in 1908. Land was purchased and construction began on a railroad which ran from Minneapolis, near the present Target Center, to Glenwood Junction, on the western side of the city. By 1914 the railroad tracks stretched from Minneapolis to Stubbs Bay on Lake Minnetonka. By the next year the railroad extended to Winsted, and by 1916 it arrived in Hutchinson. In 1914, James and Anna Murphy sold the southern 50feet of their property to the Electric Short Line Railway Company for $25. According to

records, James Murphy offered to furnish the property to the railroad if they named the train station after his adopted daughter, Hazel. With that, the name Hazelton was adopted. Looking at a map from 1916, Hazelton occupied only a small portion of Section 10 in Hollywood Township. Only seven families lived in or next to Hazelton proper. So, what happened to the community? Hazel Sherry, James Murphy’s adopted daughter after whom the area was named, married Harold Murphy in September 1920. Shortly afterward, Anna Murphy passed away. In 1923, Paul Bennyhoff closed the elevator and moved his family and business (not the building) to New Germany. The elevator building was moved to Winsted in the late 1920s. With these families leaving the community lost nearly one-fourth of its population. The train schedule from 1934 shows the train passing through Hazelton from Watertown on its way to Ocean and then Winsted. Neither Hazelton nor Ocean were listed as regular stops. With increasing use of cars and trucks, the railroad industry dwindled during the 1960s. By 1970, the Luce Line was formally abandoned. Today, the railroad trusses are gone, and the trail has been covered in crushed limestone. While the buildings are long gone, remnants of the building are still visible. As the summer nears an end, there’s still time to make a family field trip out to the Luce Line Trail. See what the beautiful countryside has to offer, while walking or riding through history. Wendy Peterson-Biorn is the executive director of the Carver County Historical Society. She can be reached at (952) 442-4234.


Worship Directory

Building Friendships, Building Families, Building Faith

Prairie Hill Evangelical Free Church

Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School classes and Awana will resume in the fall

Visit our website for more groups and events!

Dr. Jerry Erickson, Pastor


952-937-9593 17200 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie

To be a part of this directory call: call 952-934-5045 952 934 5045

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Journalist/author to visit library Sept. 10 PERSCHMANN CHANHASSEN LIBRARIAN

M i n ne sot a B o ok Awa r d winner Laurie Hertzel will be speaking and signing books at the Chanhassen Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Her visit is sponsored by the Friends of the Chanhassen Library. I re c ent ly asked Hertzel a few ques tions: Q : W hat books are you reading right now? A: Because of my job as books editor Laurie at t he St a r Hertzel Tribune, I read many, many, many more partial books than I ever did before. I tend to haul home a sack of books a couple of times a week, read the first 10 -20 pages of each one, and then haul them back to work to either send out for review, or (sadly) not send out for review. So reading full books for pleasure has become a sort of guilty pleasure for me. That said, I am reading “Gasoline Wars,” an old short story collection by Jean Thompson. She had a new book out this summer (“The Year We Left Home,”) which I reviewed for the Star Tribune, and loved, so I looked up some of her early work. Q : W hat were some of your favorite books as a child? A: Oh, so many! Besides the Little House series, and the Anne of Green Gables series, and the Betsy Tacy series, I loved all of Edward Eager’s magic books (“Magic by the Lake,” “Half Magic,” etc.) and Elizabeth Enright (‘The Four Stor y M i st a ke” ) a nd No el Streatfeild’s Shoe books, and especial ly her “The Magic Summer,” because it was set in Ireland, and Sally Watson’s “Witch of the Glens,” which made me want to be a wandering gypsy in the highlands of Scotland during the days of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and a ny t hi ng by Eloise Ja r vis McGraw, from ancient Egypt (“Mara, Daughter of the Nile”) to t he moder n- day Paci f ic Northwest (“Greensleeves”). As you can see, I read all the time. Q: Do you have any good (touching or funny or sad) librarian or library sto ries? A : I do, I have so ma ny library stories! I grew up in libraries — my mother went to library school in the evenings at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, and sometimes I got to go with her and sit in the library and read while she was in class. And we went to the grand Carnegie Library in downtown Duluth nearly every Saturday. (It’s no longer a library, sadly, but still lovely and grand, with marble floors and stained glass windows). When I was in sixth grade, my elementary school tried some modern experiment of self-directed learning, with all 120 sixth graders in one big classroom space where we were supposed to wander around and do some math, then do some geography, then do some art, all at our own direction, and arrange to take tests whenever we felt ready. It was sort of like the Sorbonne for Duluth 10-year-olds. Me? I sneaked out of the classroom space every day and went and sat in the library and read. I think the teacher didn’t catch up with me until the end of October. Q : W hat wou ld you r dream job be, if you could not be a journalist/ writer/ author? A: Oh, I want to say bookseller, except I know how hard t hey work a nd how tou g h it is, especially these days. And then I want to say book publishing, but, sadly, ditto. So I will say that if I were not a journalist I would like to be a collector of stories. That’s probably cheating--it’s much like being a journalist--but not precisely the same. I listened to a podcast this morning from Irish radio about someone who goes around Dublin collecting ora l stories and recording them, and then plotting on a

NEW E-AUDIOBOOKS Check out the exciting new features of OneClick Digital. Set up an account and download OneClick Media Manager to begin. OneClick Digital is currently in a transitional stage. You may not see all the titles in the library catalog but they are available at the OneClick web site link. Currently OneClick Digital works with the Apple iPod. Accessibility with other players is in process. Happy listening! This link is currently available on the library web page, Soon we will be announcing our new downloadable ebooks service available through Overdrive.

CHANHASSEN LIBRARY Thrift Club — The Chanhassen Library Thrift club will be featuring Master Gardner Dave Daubert speaking on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. on Preserving Food. This group meets monthly focusing on innovative ways to save money. Toddler Storytime — Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 13- Dec. 6. Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fi ngerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us! Recommended for ages 18-36 months. No registration required. Family Storytimes — Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 14 –Dec. 7. Children and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays that encourage the development of early literacy skills. The program is recommended for 3-6 year olds. No registration is required. L apsit Stor y t i mes — Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 15 – Dec. 8. No storytime on Nov. 24. Babies to 18 months old and their caregivers share quality time in a 20-minute session designed to encourage language development through sharing board books and movement activities, followed by time for visiting and play. Call to register at (952) 227-1500. Tails for Reading 1st Saturdays — beginning Oct. 1 (no Tails for Reading in September) 10:30 – noon. School-age children are welcome to read books aloud to therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Please call or stop by the library to sign up for fi fteen

minute reading sessions. Play and Learn fi rst Mondays - Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon (No Play and Learn in September). Children of all ages and those who care for them are invited to attend a play session. The focus is on child and caregiver interaction and developing skills that every child needs through the use of materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. A goal is to identify and support FFN caregivers and provide them with additional resources and monetary incentives through the CAP Agency – Child Care Resource and Referral. The program is a partnership between the CAP Agency Child Care Resource and Referral and the Carver County Library System. The August and September exhibit at the Chanhassen Library is local painter Art Weeks, a retired architect, who lives in Chaska.

REVIEWS “Not One Clue,” by Lois Greiman. Minnesota author Grieman spoke at the Chanhassen library a few years ago. She is really a entertaining writer and speaker. If you like Janet Evanovich or Jennifer Crusie, you will enjoy Greiman’s books. Los Angeles psychiatrist Chrissy McMullen is awakened one night by Mickey, one of her clients who needs immediate assistance. He had gone to see his son, who just recently found out was his, who is living with his aunt and her boyfriend. They take exception to his request to visit the boy, and overreact violently. Gunfire ensues. Chrissy is a very helpful person. She is also assisting her next door

neighbor, Ramla, who has a sister still in Yemen with an abusive husband. Sudddenly Ramla gets a call that she has to go to the airport to meet a flight. It seems her sister has managed to escape her powerful husband. Then there is her best friend, the star Laney Butterfield who is living with Chrissy while she is planning her wedding. Laney has been getting strange threatening letters. Chrissy also has ex-clients who pitch in to help her, and Rivera, her Police Detective boyfriend. Greiman has six books in the Chrissy McMullen series. We only own four of them, but you can always get them interlibrary loan if you want to read them all. New Books coming out this fall! The records are already in our catalog, so you can place holds on these right away. “What it is like to go to war,” by Karl Marlantes. The author of the acclaimed Vietnam war novel, M atterhorn, here analyzes the experience of fighting in a war — the psychological, spiritual, and philosophical dilemmas faced by soldiers. “ T he A r t of Fielding,” by Chad H a rbach. A coming of age story set at a New England college during a remarkable baseball season. “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern. Debut

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Sixteen members of Girl Scout Troop 10402 earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award this summer, the highest award for their level in Girl Scouting. They worked with Lowry Nature Center to build and install bluebird nest boxes for the Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota. The troop completed a bluebird training program, built 35 nest boxes, and installed 17 in Carver Park, Bandimere Park, Chanhassen Nature Preserve and Lake Minnewashta Park. The girls donated the remaining to Lowry Nature Center for their bluebird program in Carver Park Preserve. Pictured are Alyssa Wedin, Abby Stillings, MiKayla Carlson, Jindalee Pemble, Anna Kugland, Tori Polingo, Pamela Giordano, Rachel Romkema, Olivia Frauendienst, Taylor Beery, Ryley Whiteside, Danielle Pothier, Sydney Carlson, Krysta Downey. Not pictured: Allison Schnabel, Megan McNaney.

SCOUTS Adam Cermak, of Victoria, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. Cermak was recognized in ceremonies on Aug 13. A member of Victoria Troop 337, Cermak is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Roger Jackels; Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete service project to earn his Eagle Cermak chose to build Purple Martin Houses at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Cermak is a graduate of Chanhassen High School. He is the son of Richard and Peggy Cermak of Victoria

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Students tutored by Becky Bogart, of Bluff Creek Elementary School, hosted a lemonade stand outside of the Chanhassen Library on Aug. 24. The group had been reading “Lemonade Wars” this summer. The stand raised $65 will proceeds going to the Chanhassen Library. Pictured, from left, are Nick Craig, Lily Hanson, Joey Lindquist, Gabby Maschka, Kory Laehu, Brooklynn Berg and Mrs. Bogart.

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PARK AND RECREATION The following Chanhassen Park and Recreation Department programs are coming up. For more information, call Recreation Supervisor John Stutzman at (952) 227-1122.

SPECIAL EVENTS Park and Recreation Challenge – Gather your family and get out and enjoy the best of what Chanhassen and Minnesota has to offer. Visit and take a picture at the 26 parks listed the City of Chanhassen’s website before Friday, Oct. 21 and you and your family will win a great prize pack. Preregistration required. $10 per family. Halloween Party – Saturday, Oct. 22, the Annual Halloween Party will take place at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. There will be trick-ortreating, live entertainment, carnival-style games, hayrides (outside, weather permitting), refreshments, and even a few scary areas. The program is designed for children ages 2 to 10 and is $5 for participants; adults are free.

YOUTH PROGRAMS Rec Center Sports Preschool Soccer – This is an introductory class for preschool boys and girls. Each session will teach the basics of soccer through warm ups, practice time and a game. Participants are encouraged to bring shin guards. The program, designed for children ages 4 to 6, will have two sessions on Tuesday and Wednesdays from Sept. 6 – Oct. 12 at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $45 Residents/$53 Non-Residents. Rec Center Sports Teen Time — On Thursdays in September and October, kids in grades 7-12 have exclusive use of the Chan Rec Center gym! We offer a safe and fun environment for teens to hang out after school. Play or watch a game of basketball, whiffle ball, floor hockey, soccer, or dodgeball; listen to music, or just chill with friends after a long day of school. This program is rom 3-5 pm. $1 with a Student ID Weekend Adventures —

Join us on Saturdays at the Chanhassen Recreation Center for camp activities, including archery, capture the flag, arts and crafts, snacks and more. This is a three-week program with each week having a theme that activities will be planned around. This program is designed for children age 7-12. It will run Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24, from 1-4 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $35 Residents/$40 NonResidents After School Ball Hockey — Join our skilled sports staff for four weeks of goal-scoring fun. All co-ed games will be played in tennis shoes outdoors at the Chan Rec Center hockey rinks. Participants will receive a Rec Center Sports t-shirt. Hockey sticks and goggles provided. This program is designed for children age 7-11. It runs on Tuesday’s from 4-5:15 p.m, Sept. 13- Oct. 4. Cost is $21 Residents/$25 Non-Residents. Safe on My Own A Child’s Guide to Home Alone Safety — The American Red Cross

has developed this course to teach 8-12 year olds how to be safe when at home alone. Skills taught include home safety skills, how to react to strangers, Internet safety, basic fi rst aid, choking emergencies, and more. A book and snack are provided. Session 1: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5:15-7:45 p.m. Session 2: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5:15-7:45 p.m. $ 27 Residents/$ 30 NonResidents Small Fry Spor ts Basketball — This program is designed to provide 3 and 4 year olds with the opportunity to develop large motor skills through games and activities related to their favorite sport. Each session will focus on basketball with participants learning skills, soccer fundamentals and sportsmanship. The prog ram, desig ned for children ages 3 to 4, will be on Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - 27 from 10 -10:45 a.m. at the Chanhassen Rec Center. $24 Residents/$29 Non-Residents. After School Basketball — This 4-week program will

help develop the participant’s basketball skills as well as allow them to enjoy dribbling games, shooting games, and team activities. This program is designed for children ages 7-11. It is on Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 5 from 4-5:15 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $21 Residents/$25 NonResidents T a e Kw o n D o J u n i o r Program — This traditional Korean martial art teaches self-confidence, discipline, selfdefense and respect for others. This class is geared for both beginners and those students who are continuing their training. This program is designed for children age 7-13. Several sessions available, call (952) 227-1400 for more information on dates and pricing. Babysitting Training A Child’s Guide to Home Alone Safety — The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Certification is back in Chanhassen. It will prepare youth to safely and responsibly care for yourself and/or other chil-

dren in the absence of parents or guardians. Students who pass the course will receive a Babysitter’s Handbook and certificate. This program is designed for students age 1115. Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.. $ 52 Residents/$ 57 NonResidents Cha n hassen Fa l l M i n i Golf Classic – This 9-hole golf course is laid out especially for young children and a plastic golf set will be supplied. Schedule tee times between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by calling (952) 227-1122 (all golfers must pre-register). The program, designed for children ages 3 to 6, will be on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Lake Ann Park. $8 Residents/$10 Non-Residents. Barnyard Boogie – Join us for the Barnyard Boogie Dance. There will be a petting zoo, dance, crafts and refreshments. The program, for children and their parents, will be on Friday, Sept. 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $4 per person, children under the age of 1 are Free.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2012 BUDGET FOR THE LOWER Minnesota River WATERSHED DISTRICT Notice is given that at a special meeting of the Board of Managers of the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District scheduled for 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September, 13, 2011 at the District’s meeting place at the Chaska City Hall, Valley Room, 1 City Hall Plaza, Chaska, Minnesota, the Managers of the District will consider the adoption of the District’s 2012 budget. A summary of the proposed budget to be considered by the Managers is as follows: A $927,260 budget which would require a tax levy in 2011 to be collected for taxes due and payable in 2012, of $373,000.00 to be used for administrative purposes, including permit review, permit inspection, cooperative projects, engineering, legal and secretarial services, and costs and other expenses of the District’s operations.

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Reserve for 2013 * Total Expenses and Reserve

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Dated: August 17, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS S/Len Kremer L. Kremer Secretary Lower Minnesota River Watershed District (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, August 25 and September 1, 2011; No. 4547)


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Public Notice (Official Publication) Notice of Public Hearing Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District 2012 Annual Budget and Levies Notice is hereby given that at the meeting of the Board of Managers of the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District, scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at 7:15 p.m., at the Eden Prairie City Offices, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the Managers will consider the following budget for the year 2012 levies: A 509 LEVY to pay the costs of preparing a plan under Minnesota Statutes sections 103B.231 and 103B.235 or for projects identified in an approved and adopted plan as authorized by Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.241 in the amount of $1,500,000. A GENERAL LEVY to pay the costs of District operations and projects of common benefit as authorized by Minnesota Statutes Section 103D.905 of 0.048 percent of taxable market value, or $250,000, whichever is less. A MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR FUND LEVY authorized by Laws of Minnesota 1980, Chapter 501 in the amount of $15,000. An INSURANCE PREMIUM LEVY to pay tort liability insurance premiums as authorized by Minnesota Statutes Section 466.01 in the amount of $12,000. Dated: August 17, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, August 25 and September 1, 2011; No. 4546) STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: Date Filed: July 28, 2011 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required as a consumer protection, in order to enable consumers to be

able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: MN Quick Auctions 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box: 6850 Utica Lane, Chanhassen, MN 55317 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Attach additional sheet(s) if necessary: Barb Brancel, 6850 Utica Lane, Chanhassen, MN 55317 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Signature: Barb Brancel Owner Barb Brancel - Contact Person 612-845-5476 Date: 07-27-2011 (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, September 1 and 8, 2011; No. 4548) CITY OF VICTORIA ORDINANCE NO. 376 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO CHAPTER 8, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, AMENDING ARTICLE IV ELECTRICAL CODE Chapter 8 Buildings and Building Regulations, Article IV Electri-

cal Code, is hereby amended by adding a new Section 8-82. Inspections, as follows: ARTICLE IV ELECTRICAL CODE. Sec. 8-82. Inspections. (a) Authority to inspect. The City hereby provides for the inspection of all electrical installations, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 326B.36. subd. 6, as amended, in the event of a State of Minnesota government shut-down, non-appropriation to the Department of Labor and Industry, or other emergency which interrupts or prevents electrical inspections by state employees, or as otherwise directed by the City. (b) Compliance. All electrical installations shall comply with the requirements of the electrical code of the city and this ordinance. (c) Permits and fees. The issuance of permits and the collection of fees shall be as authorized in Minnesota Statutes 326B.37, as amended, and in Appendix B of this code, as amended. (d) Notice and appeal. All notices of violations and orders issued under this ordinance shall be in conformance with Minn. Stat. § 326B.36, subd. 4, as amended. This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage in accordance with Section 1-10.5 (c). Passed and adopted this 22nd day of August, 2011 by the Victoria City Council. ATTEST: Mary Hershberger Thun, Mayor Jennifer Kretsch, City Clerk (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, September 1, 2011; No. 4549)

Early Deadline Notice due to the Labor Day Holiday will be at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2011 for the September 8, 2011 edition of the Chanhassen Villager. Faxes are not accepted.

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BUILDING DECKS DECKS DECKS New Image Over 17 yrs in decks & porches. For deck do-it-yourselfers: framing & footings.


• Block Foundations • New Additions, Repairs • Driveways • Patios • Steps • Garages • Pool Decks • Tear-out, Remove, Replace/New • Decorative • Colored, Stamped, Exposed Aggregate Free Estimates




Mike 952-442-1308 Lic#20219985 Ins

Builder's Edge Remodeling, Windows, Basements, Additions, Cabinets. Licensed. 952-492-3170

Free estimates/Insured Decorative stamped concrete, Driveways, Concrete Firepits, Tear-out & replacement, Steps, Floating garage slabs, Swimming pool decks, Poured Wall Foundations & Flat work

DCI Inc. Brick Work



Lic # 20292641, Insured & Bonded

Residential, Commercial, Homeowner Associations, and Property Managers


Stone Work New Remodel

KB Custom Cabinets Kitchens, Entertainment Centers, Bars, Built-ins Vanities, Counter Tops. 952-445-7790 S & S CUSTOM WOODWORKS. Quality Cabinets. Quality Service. 952-442-9887

Chimney Repairs Free Estimates Licensed Insured

Lebens Masonry



We specialize in all of your Repair Needs! Member of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce

Blue Skies Window Cleaning, LLC • Free Estimates • 14 years experience • The Residential expert! • Insured


Over 19 Years Experience Licensed and Insured

Basements • Room Additions Complete Home Remodeling Decks/Porches


Luke 952-467-2447

We are a very diverse company that has expertise inDriveways Patios Foundation repair Chimney restoration Stone fronts Outdoor fireplaces Floor staining, etc.... References- Fully insured

Feel free to text, call or Email Andy, 612-221-1849

DON WHERLEY MASONRY INC Decorative Concrete Additions - Patios Garage Floors Steps - Sidewalks Aprons - Driveways Stamped, Colored Exposed Aggregate

952-448-7037 ! 952-239-4110 Bumble Bee Services Housecleaning. Insured

Big Enough To Help~Small Enough To Care


Free Estimates

Highland Home Services Inc. Remodeling ...Repair ... Design

! Country Touch Clean. Several years in business. Reliable/Trusting 612-483-1092

Steve Jenness

cell 612-418-2277

30 years experience fax 952-447-1211 lic#20628802

952-454-7591, Melanie. Home and Office Cleaning. Experienced, reliable, reasonable rates.




Lowell Russell Concrete


Country Trail Tree Moving & Landscaping Service/Tree Sales Boulder Walls

From the Unique to the Ordinary... Specializing in drives, patios and imprinted, colored and stained concrete. Interior acid stained floors and counter tops.


Monyok Masonry 16 years in business Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios, Floors, Steps, Block Foundations, Brick Repairs, Footings Call Joe: 952-492-3671

Floor Installation Sanding & Refinishing Carpet, Tile & Vinyl Installation Exceptional Quality Great Service

Duffy’s HARDWOOD FLOORS •Floor refinishing & sanding •Real wood floors •Dustless refinishing •Water damage specialists •Board patching •Custom staining •Best quality •Best pricing •Most experience in your area •Family owned, 28 years • Free Estimates

952-469-5713 952-426-2790



Driveways, Parking Lots

Carpet & Vinyl Shop-At-Home Save $$



Complete Landscaping Design, Build, Maintain

Water Problems resolved XSprinkler Systems XRock/Mulch/Edger XTrees & Shrubs XBrick Pavers XRetainingWalls Over 30 yrs of quality workmanship X

Credit Cards Accepted

R.D. & Associates Specialized Services Inc.


HEATING/AIR COND Heating, plumbing, remodel and repair, and replacement, new construction. 952-492-2440

~Since 1971~ Free Estimates

Need a Handyman? See the Odd Jobs Section in Services


Landscape Services 952 445-0663

Visit our website:

Radloff & Weber Blacktopping Inc.

952-440-WOOD (9663)

Drapes, Blinds, Fabrics, Upholstery, Bedspreads. Lakes Interiors. 38 yrs. 952-447-4655.

952-492-6289 952-292-2050

• Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Brush Chipping • Overgrown Areas Mowed • Excavating • Sand & Gravel • Crushed Limestone


LAWNS ARE US C r e a t e s D i s t i n c t i v e O u td o o r L i v i n g X Complete

ELECTRICAL #Priority Electric Inc. Licensed- Bonded- Insured. No job too small. 952-403-9200

Landscape & Irrigation Services & Block Walls X Drainage Correction X Complete Fertilization & Weed Control Packages X Aeration & Over Seeding X Dethatch & Fall Clean-Up X Boulder


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Manufacturing 1st/2nd/3rd shift We have several skilled and entry-level positions available for: -Assembly -Packaging -Welder -Warehouse -Machine Operators -Quality Tech. -Maintenance -Quality Assurance Tech. Please apply ASAP for immed. consideration! TEAM PERSONNEL Shakopee....952-746-3346 Mankato....507-720-6556

Metro area asphalt paving contractor has openings for qualified experienced personnel. Skilled positions are available in all areas of excavation/ grading and asphalt installation. Clean driving records with Class A CDL is required. For more information please contact Pam at 952-4962651

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Truck Driver/ Mechanic Ditch Witch of Minnesota, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time truck driver/mechanic. Qualified applicants will have 5+ years experience with formal training. Class A license is required. Benefits include: medical, dental, 401k & uniforms. Fax resume to: 952-4450035 or mail to: 12826 Emery Way, Shakopee, MN 55379 or come in to fill out an application.

L.P.N. FT position available to work in a clinic setting. Previous experience preferred. EOE For an application Please visit our website @ or call 952-442-4461 ext 215



Full-Time Store Management & Crew Members


Opportunities Available Now hiring for a full time Assistant Store Management position. Stores are located in the Shakopee, Chanhassen, and Excelsior areas. Please call Michelle at 612.718.3520 or Lauren at 952.239.1466 for interested inquiries. WE OFFER: Flexible scheduling Opportunity to run your own store Competitive pay Pleasant atmosphere Multi-store opportunities

Shakopee Friendship Manor Nursing Home is seeking a Dietary Manager to provide high-energy leadership. We are looking for an energetic individual with long term care experience who can guide our dietary department and will be responsible for preparing and serving meals, ordering the food and planning menus for our 80-bed nursing home. Responsibilities include supervision of the dietary staff and must be knowledgeable of the Federal and State nursing home rules and guidelines. Qualified applicants please send resume to: Shakopee Friendship Manor, Attn: Administrator, 1340 West Third Avenue, Shakopee, MN 55379 or email to:

ROUTE DRIVER Allied Waste Services seeks FT Route Drivers for residential routes in the Twin City area and suburbs. WE OFFERExcellent pay Advancement opportunities Benefits-including medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans, long-term disability, shortterm disability, health spending account, dependent spending account, 401k, uniforms, paid holidays, personal and vacation time

EQUIPMENT SALES REPRESENTATIVE General Equipment & Supplies Inc. is now hiring an Equipment Sales Representative in our Shakopee location. Are you ready for that next challenge in your career? If so, we need to talk to you. General Equipment & Supplies, a rapidly expanding company is now looking for an Equipment Sales Representative specializing in cranes and other mobile equipment in our MN territory. We need an independent, outgoing individual who will constantly strive to be number one. FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION GO TO: WWW.GENEQUIP.COM Mail Applications to: General Equipment & Supplies Attn: HR, 4300 Main Ave. Fargo, ND 58103 email:

is currently recruiting for the following openings: - Outdoor/Seasonal General Laborers - Assemblers/Packagers -Warehouse/Pick& Pack - Machine Operators Employees of The Work Connection receive excellent wages, weekly pay, affordable benefits & great work environments! Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check prior to start. HS diploma/GED required, or equivalent work experience in manufacturing. To apply for these positions, contact the Chaska office: (952) 368-4898, 1340 Crystal Lane


424 Hwy 5 West Waconia MN 55387

APPLICANT MUST POSSESClass B (CDL) license w/Air Brake Endorsement Excellent driving record High School Diploma or equivalent Stable employment history 1 year commercial driving experience Knowledge of Twin Cities area and suburbs Excellent communication skills Physical ability to lift 45+# repeatedly

Welders Chart Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of standard and custom engineered products and systems for a wide variety of cryogenic and heat transfer applications. Chart's New Prague MN manufacturing campus is a 27-acre site with over 275,000-sq. ft. of heavy manufacturing space. Presently, Chart has immediate openings for Welders on our night shift.

Position requires strenuous physical labor with 45+ hours per week in all kinds of weather. Candidate must pass DOT physical and drug screen as well as assessment for essential physical job skills. If you are interested in joining our team, stop in and fill out an application, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Applications accepted through September 19, 2011.

Primary job responsibilities will include performing complex and critical welding operations on various metals using Flux-core, TIG, MIG and Sub-arc Welding. The ideal candidate shall have a high school diploma, vocational welding program certificate or equivalent welding experience and the ability to read and interpret drawings and weld symbols. Chart's fast track to a rewarding career includes a competitive compensation and benefits program. If you are interested in the challenge please apply in person, call or send your resume and/or application to:

Chart Inc. 9813 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55347 An Equal Opportunity Employer, m/f/d/v

407 7th Street NW New Prague, MN 56071 EOE

Place an ad! 25 words for $25 | online mapping Call (952) 345-3003

GARAGE SALES AUCTIONS Chanhassen Sales ThursdaySaturday 9/1-9/3. 8-5pm. Sofa, loveseat, coffee table, king pine bed. area rugs, dumbells, office chair, designer perfume oils, HH items. 170 Lakeview Rd E

Point your way to Classifieds. 952-345-3003

Chaska Sales Garage Sale! Downsizing. Thurs-Fri 9/8-9 7am-5pm. Sat 9/10 7am-? Whirlpool washer/ dryer, excellent condition. Round oak dining table/ 6 chairs, newer lift chair, sm oak entertainment center, oak tv stand, old china cabinet glass front/ sides, old tea cart, misc furniture. Gas grill/ tank, lots of kitchenware, misc items. 112088 Stone Creek Dr. More info 320-296-5005. Cash only

Thrift Stores

Chaska Sales

Jordan Sales

Prior Lake Sales

Shakopee Sales

HUGE Sale! Furniture, toys, clothes, TV, HH decor. Thurs-Fri-Sat., 9/1-2-3, 8am-4pm. 2594 Christian Pkwy.

Barn Sale- full of goodies! Furniture, lots of HH, clothes, children's toys, little boy clothes, tools/ power tools. Come check it out! Thurs-Fri, 9/8-9 8am5pm. 634 Broadway St N.

Fabric Sample Sale Thursday, 9/1 9-5pm. Follow signs at Hwy. 13 and 150th St. 14891 Estate Ave. SE

Sat ONLY!!! Sept 3rd 8am-3pm. 430 E. 5th Ave - Alley garage. Multi-family sale. Furniture. Adult & kids stuff.

Eden Prairie Sales

Moving Sale- Saturday, 9/3, 9am-12noon. Twin bed, 19” TV, Entertainment center, many other items. 8805 JASMINE LANE

Thursday, Friday, 9/19/2, 1-7pm. Saturday 9/3, 8-1pm. Powerwheels, toddler beds, cribs, boys and girls brand name clothes. Twin boy clothes, toys, HH, misc. 845 Hickory Place

Shakopee Sales

Thrift Stores

HUGE SALE! Many Items are 10%-50% off! CONSIGNMENT, AUCTIONS, ANTIQUES, & ESTATES POTTERS 590 Marschall Rd. 952-233-7323 T-F 10-6, Sat 9-3 (Farmers Market) Lic/Bond/Ins. K-Bid Affiliate.

Garage/Estate Sale 13120 Oaklawn Dr. September 8, 9, 10. 85pm. “Old Brickyard and, Cty 78” follow signs. Hunting, reloading, RC planes, cars, tools, HH, antiques.

To learn more about these businesses, go to Call (952) 345-3003 to place an ad


LANDSCAPING Rock Engraving at Hermans

6 Miles S. of Shakopee on 169 Pulverized Dirt $12.50/ yd. Colored Mulch $26.50/ yd. Cypress, Cedar, Hardwood

Flagstone, Steppers Decorative Rock Edging/ Poly/ Fabric Retaining Walls, Pavers

Call for Hours Wever i l e 952-492-2783 D



You Call - We Haul


Completely Enclosed Truck Very Reasonable Rates

Premiere One Landscapes

We Haul Moving

952-758-2552 New Prague


You’re #1 when you place your ad in the Classified

952-445-1812 Paul Bunyan Tree Service. Tree Removal and Trimming. www.paulbunyantree

AA Tree Removal/ trimming/ firewood/ brush hauling, stump grinding. Steve, 952-445-5239

Handy Home Repair Service, Inc. Any Task... Just Ask Insured, References, Licensed #20374699


Handyman Ser vices Bob Wagner (952) 686-4833 for available services and rates. Fully Insured LOW HOURLY RATES, TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD AND WE WILL MAKE A DEAL!

PAINT/WALLPAPER -- ML Smith Painting -Exterior/Interior/Power Washing. 20+ Years Exp Residential & Farm. Top Quality & Affordable rates. Free Estimates. Call Marty 952-270-1001 MJ Painting Interior/ Exterior painting & staining. 952-445-2904 Marvin Jeurissen







Monnens Custom Builders

952-492-3842 952-412-4718(cell)

Roofing/ Additions New Construction Siding/ Windows Locally owned 20 + Years Jim's Cell: 612-859-4618 Mike's Cell: 612-859-4620

Storm damage repairs Defective shingle claims Family owned & operated Thousands of satisfied customers Professional and Courteous

952-496-0921 Lic. 4960

Lic# 20632183

Why Wait Roofing LLC Offering best extended manufacturers warranty! Tear-offs, Re-roofs, Siding & Gutters, New Construction Insurance Specialist Over 18 years experience FREE ESTIMATES Rodney Oldenburg Cell # 612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic. ID-20156835


Quality Remodeling and Home Repairs A Minnesota Greenstar Qualified contractor

References, Lic & Ins Mn Lic. 20632058 Kevin Hayes


Ken's HANDYMAN SERVICE Repairs, Installations & Home Improvements. Call Ken: 952-445-1836

Family owned since 1979

Best Drywall LLC

Free wind & hail damage inspections... We can handle all of your insurance claims. Roofing, Siding, Windows & all home improvement needs. We do it all!

NEED HANDYMAN? Little Job Expert! For all the odd jobs needing Attention!!! Painting: • Interior & Exterior Finish Carpentry: • Basements • Bathrooms • Ceramic Tile • Sheet Rock & Taping Dennis 952-334-1755 952-445-9034

Bruce Mackenthun Does It All! WindowDoor- Deck specialist! Professional services. 952-270-9166. Lic #20452534 Ins.

Let us know how we can earn your business. (952)873-6078 Roofing Windows OSiding ORemodeling O O

PAINT/WALLPAPER *A and K PAINTING* Schedule your Fall painting now!

Serving SW Metro 18 yrs. Small crew/no subs/ painting. New Const/ Basements/ Repair. BBB Reg/Ins/Free Est. All work guaranteed Mic 612-685-0476

Locally Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured #20631439

Regal Enterprises, Inc. Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Insurance work. Since 1980. 952-201-4817

Ext/Int Paint/ Stain ~Carpentry/ Repair~

#1 Schieber Outdoor Services LawncareLandscaping. Commercial Residential. Senior Discount. Joe: 952-2924445

612-275-2574. AJ's Tree & Lawn Service LLC. Trimming & removal. Licensed, insured.



Retaining Walls, Concrete & Paver Drives, Patio & Walks, Boulder walls, & much more!


Free Estimates Ins/ Bonded


952-474-6258 Major credit cards accepted

952-448-3761 No wall too small

“Bill's Painting” Exterior/ Interior/ Decks. 29 yrs/ guaranteed work. 10% scheduling discount. 952-448-6633/ 952-220-1090

•Roofing •Siding •Windows


Always Quality Interior RELIABLE, Painting. Professional, Experienced 952-334-0977 Jerry Fehn

Father/ son plumbing company. Licensed, bonded, insured. Working for you! R&D Plumbing952-237-0115

Breimhorst Painting. Interior/ Exterior. Insured. Albie: 952-261-2234

Plumbing, heating, remodel and repair, new construction. 952-4922440


Discounted fabrics... drapes, bedspreads, residential/ commercial. 38 years' experience. 952-447-4655

Call today for your Free Inspection! Family Owned & Operated

Lic# 20609967

Call 952-345-3003 to place your employment ad

You can reach us 8-5pm, Monday-Friday

Classified Ads 952-345-3003

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JOIN A WINNER! South Metro Federal Credit Union has an opportunity for individuals seeking permanent Fulltime employment as a MSR/TELLER. Opening is for 8am-5pm or 9am-6pm. Flexible work week due to scheduling. MSR/Tellers perform member transactions, including deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, transfers, check cashing, debit card ordering and other member services. Additional duties include assisting members in opening new accounts, handling member requests and introduction of member services. SMFCU offers a competitive wage & benefit package including a 401(k) savings plan. If you want to be a part of an organization that is a good place to work with friendly people, please submit you resume to: South Metro Federal Credit Union 2573 Credit Union Dr. Prior Lake, MN 55372 ATT: Human Resources

Phone calls will not be accepted in response to this posting. Thanks for your consideration. South Metro Federal Credit Union is a growing Federally Chartered Credit Union in Prior Lake. | Chanhassen Villager


NOW HIRING! FT Account Executive Looking for a self motivated, self starter to service and grow accounts in the Scott and Carver County Area. Duties include, but are not limited to maintaining existing accounts, building new accounts, commercial script writing, and marketing the radio station through community events. Please send resume for consideration by 9/16/2011 to GM, Kristin Guerrette at

No phone calls please Ingstad Mediactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer



$11 Per Visit To Start Welcome Neighbor is looking for a greeter to welcome new residents in Chanhassen. Must live in the area. Flexible hrs, 20-25 visits per month includes 3-4 eves a week. Must be self motivated and enjoy meeting new people. Great job for the retired! Call 952-442-9000 or send resume to; welcome@welcome

Custodian- PT 2 hour per day Custodian for Shakopee Middle School. General cleaning and other duties assigned. Full description and directions on how to apply can be found by visiting: www.shakopee.k12. and referring to posting number 1277.

RN Needed Knowledge of home health. Very pt work Flexible schedule Pay rate $22.00/hr. Please fax resume attn: Gay 952-746-5738 or email:

NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train

Art Teacher – PT Seeking reliable, high energy teacher for children's after school art education classes in the Chaska/Waconia & Prior Lake areas. No art exp needed, will train. Teaching or daycare exp pref. 4-7 hrs/wk. $15-$18/ hr.

Starting wage $13.25 an hour DOE No dui's, must have class d license at least 3 years And be 21 years of age Positive Connections 460 N Hickory Street Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-0899

Call Lezlee: 952-440-6035

Ovations Salon & Spa

Independents Wanted

Ovations is an upscale, full service salon & spa (hair, nails, massage) located in the Chanhassen/ Excelsior area. Ovations has recently expanded and is looking for full & part-time booth renters. The time to move is now, before the holidays arrive. Ovations offers the best booth rental package in the area. Contact Christin at: 952-474-8777

Restaurant Manager FOH-Entry Level Must have previous FOH exp. No late hrs/ No early AM. 40-45 hrs/wk, varied sched. Paid weekly. Insurance & Bonus. Vacation every 6 mos. Fun, fastpaced, well staffed. Lions Tap Family Restaurant 16180 Flying Cloud Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Apply in person


lhustad@abrakadoodle. com

LearningRx in Savage continues to grow! If you have a passion to help students excel, consider joining the LearningRx team of cognitive trainers! LearningRx uses clinically proven techniques to get to the root cause of learning struggles and help students excel academically. 10-25 hours/week. Great pay plus bonus! To learn more visit Interested parties send cover letter and resume

BUS DRIVER Summit Place Senior Campus in Eden Prairie has an opening for a part-time bus driver, 15-20 hours per week. You must have a valid Class B driver's license, passenger endorsed, meet all of the MNDOT requirements, and have the physical ability to drive and load and unload passengers. The candidate also needs excellent customer service and communication skills. Please email your resume to Carol Hansen at

Part-Time Now hiring Cashiers, Sales, Lot. Chaska Home Depot. 952-368-0281 Rewarding & fun position working as an activities coordinator. No experience required. $9$11/ hour. Call 612-2456797.


Finish carpenters wanted with 2-5 years of experience. Position is full time and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, reliable transportation and be able to pass background check, drug screen and physical. Call our job line at 952-380-3720 or send resume to


Controls Engineer Inquiries sought from motivated individuals with analog and digital machine control design experience. Associate Degree or higher in electrical engineering required. Assignments require strong computer skills, the ability to read, design and draw wiring diagrams and control schematics using AutoCAD 2012 and good communications skills. Jordan Transformer offers competitive wages, 401K plan and medical package. Inquires send resume with wage expectations to: Email:

1st & 2nd Shift CNC, Vertical Machining Center. 2nd Shift Turning Center. Program. Setup and Operate. 3-5 years experience a must. We offer a competitive wage and excellent benefit package including holiday and vacation pay, health & disability insurance, simple IRA retirement plan! Must be 18 to apply. Busch Bros. Machining, Inc 600 Sixth St NW New Prague, MN 56071 952-758-5757

St. John the Baptist Church in Jordan is hiring a part-time, 3 days a week, Administrative Assistant to work in the parish office. This position requires strong computer knowledge, excellent communication skills and a respect for the confidentiality of sensitive information. If you are interested, please email your resume to or mail it to St. John the Baptist Church, 313 East Second Street, Jordan, MN 55352. Please call the parish office if you have any questions. 952-492-2640.

StarTribune Newspaper Carrier Needed immediately Shakopee & rural Waconia Weekend routes. For further information see our website at;


1992 Vibo 21' Hexagon pontoon. Low hrs. 2 motors. '96 Merc 90HP + 9.9. Marine radio. Trailer. Clean. $9,500. 612720-2262

1996 Itasca Suncruiser Motorhome. Class A, 39'. Excellent condition, shedded at all times/ winterized. Loaded! 29,300 actual miles. $35,000/BO. 507-6656019

2001, 17ft. Starcraft, 90HP, Mercury. Excellent condition. $9,000 952-890-2630

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women is in need of additional volunteers to answer its 24-hour crisis line and provide childcare at support groups. Free training for crisis line volunteers will begin Oct. 1. No training is required for childcare volunteers. For more information, call Kim by Sept. 14,

2002 Larson 19' FishNSki, SEI 190, 135 HP Outboard, stored indoors. $11,900.00 or BO, NADA guide suggested $13,945.00, Jon 612-730-8116


Sales Positions INSIDE SALES- calling business owners nationwide from our Jordan office. Nice office, great pay! Call Vern Schwartz, 612-810-8097 Office from home with manufacturing company; great commissions; bonuses; car allowance available. Contact

2006 Crestliner Lsi Angler 2285. Lots of extras. 60 HP Mercury 4 stroke and dual axle trailer. 763-360-6251

or call 612-386-9551

Childcare Needed Nursery Ministry Coordinator for Church, Chaska permanent, part time. Dependable, experienced with infants. Background check required. $10-15.00 depending on experience

94 Starcraft, 17ft. Aluminum. Walleye, Bass ½ Console 75hp. Mariner & 8hp. Kicker. $6500. 612-554-6725 or

Dock, Vibo, roll-in, aluminum. Easy to assemble. 4ft. x 32ft. With bench. $1000. 952448-2580


1979 Mark Twain 17' Runabout, trailer, 115 HP Mercury. Power tilt, swim step, custom canvas seats/carpet. Registered 2013, $1,999. 612-590-1595

Hydro Stream Vegas. 20'. 200 HP+++. Complete restoration. 5 passenger. A real head turner! $8,900 or all trades welcome. 952215-5421

Immediate Openings for:

FT Executive Chef and FT Line Cooks Flexible hours Tuesday Sunday evenings and Wednesday & Saturday days. All pt positions require a 3 shift minimum per week. We offer a competitive salary, benefits package for FT positions, reduced cost show tickets and a fun work environment. Visit us online at or apply in person at 501 W 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN.

2003 Harley Softtail Deuce Anniversary model. 5500 miles. $13,000. 952-447-4280

2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. $8,800. 952836-6773 1998 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36' motorhome, great condition, sleeps 6, 60,000 miles, $31,900 or best offer. Call Gary at 952492-1129.

2005 black Yamaha R6, 6,000 miles. Yoshimurd customized exhaust. With OEM cover & tank bra. $5,500. 952-3610142

2001 Camper, 5th wheel 2 slideouts, golfcart, shed $14,500. Excellent condition. Parked on beautiful wooded lot in Zumbrota, MN 612-7208683/ 612-599-0184 2005 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Classic with Vance & Hines pipes. New tires. 10,895 miles. Mint condition. $5900 Call (952) 934-7358 2004 41' SportsCoach Elite. Fully equipped. 23,000K. Well-maintained. 3 slides. $100,000. 952-797-6264

2007 27' Colorardo RL 5th Wheel, 2 Slide $29,500 or best offer. 507-934-4834 M-F after 5:30

Campers Travel Trailers PT Servers, Service Assistants, Expeditors, Banquet Captain, Banquet Servers, Banquet Bartenders


Honda style 2007 JMST 250cc Scooter. 1329 miles, original owner, 80 mpg, 4 stroke 2 passenger, $2900.00, call Ray 952-402-9110

Part time opportunities Night or weekend shifts Chanhassen location We are a leading local learn-to-swim program looking for motivated, professional and reliable office staff. Are you looking for a fun, rewarding place to work with families and great co-workers? Then we want to talk with you! Please call our Chanhassen office at 952-906-5942.

Campers Travel Trailers

TRANSPORTATION Swim School Office Staff Foss Swim School® Leading Local Learn-to-Swim Program


1981 Sea Nymph 16' fish/ ski boat, 1989 Evinrude 60hp tracker, Spartan trailer, trolling motor, livewells, locators, anchormates, pedestal seats. REDUCED! $3200. 952445-5473

1991 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome, Class A, 33ft. Only 38k miles! Smooth runner, fully loaded, sleeps 6, hydraulic leveler, $10,500, 612-669-4172

1986 14' aluminum Mirrocraft fishing boat, 10 HP motor, new trailer, $2200/ all. 952-4485607

27' 2007 Palomino Thoroughbred, 1 slide out, triple bunk, queen bed sleeps 7-8. $17,499, Parked in Waseca. Call Mitch 612-325-7365


Sporting Goods CASH$$ We buy guns SPORTS STOP Shakopee 952-445-5282

EZ-GO Gas Golf Cart with Rear Seat. White with White Top and Seats. $2195. 952-2390446

Cars $$ Paid for Junkers/ Repairables FREE TOW. Immediate pickup. Serving Carver/ Scott counties. 952-220-TOWS, 24/7

1994 Harley Heritage Softtail, 26300k, all service records avail, extra set of pipes. $7500. Call Mike @ 612-309-6737

2000 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, wife's bike, never rode, must go. 1300 miles, Lots, lots of extras, mint! $7000. 952-890-0905

$$ Wanted $$ JUNK CARS Viking Auto Salvage 651-460-6166

1963 Buick Custom Convertible. V6 A/T. Completely rebuilt 3000 miles ago. New white/top, brakes. Excellent condition some minor restoration needed. $5000. 605-2127283

powered by Print/online package can be renewed until auto sells, all for the best deal price of $39. To place your ad, go to or call (952) 345-3003.


1972 rare triple black 'Cuda, with high compression 340 HP. 727 slapstick tranny. Posirearend, PS, bucket seats, Recession reduced!! $42,500. 612804-4074




1976 Classic Cadillac Convertible. Low mileage. 8 cyl. 440 engine. Complete facts available by calling. 559-435-3751

1988, Cadillac Eldorado 78,000 miles. All original, with maintenance records. $6500. b/o 952233-2148

1998 Dodge Stratus, 6 cyl, AT. 156K. $1,500. 952-445-6173



2007 Ford Focus. 5 speed, manual. 37 MPG 19k + miles. One owner, $10,500. 612-8400884

1964 Chevy C20, 350 engine, 350 auto tranny, every bolt, nut, part replaced, or sandblasted and painted. 8K. REDUCED- $12,500. 952913-7808


2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 Ext. Cab. 77,XXX perfect cond. Loaded, leather, Bose, 6Disc, Topper and many xtras. $15,700 B/O 612-2030804

Sport Util Vehicles

2002 Ford Expedition, original owner, 4.6 liter, A/C, 6CD, third row seat, no accidents, runs, looks very good. $5,700. 952-270-8292


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1986 BMW 528e, sunroof, 5 speed, 4 door, 2.7L, good tires, good body. Reduced to $1,250. 952-426-5657

1991 Toyota Celica, 179k. Many new parts, 5 speed, $900. 952261-9397

2000 Jaguar XJR. Well maintained. $9700 Silver and black interior, 83,000 miles. Call 612655-6680

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2000 Ford Windstar LX 7 Passenger Van, 133,349 Miles. $2,250. 6 Cyl Engine, Automatic Runs and drives great. Craig 952-368-9689

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SENIOR NEWS Information submitted by the Chanhassen Senior Center. For information on any of the programs or activities call the Chanhassen Senior Center at (952) 227-1125.

UPCOMING ESTATE PLANN ING — Join Attorney Chuck Roulet and discover how to make sure your wishes are carried out exactly as you want. Even if you have an estate plan or living trust, new laws are often overlooked. The presentation will address differences between a will and living trust, planning for incapacity, federal and state estate taxes laws, long-term care planning and more. Date: The Aug. 29 session has been cancelled and rescheduled for Oct. 24. Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free, but please call to register. ZUMBA GOLD — It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Zumba Fitness party is known for the zesty Latin music, including salsa and meringue. If you want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of your weekly fitness routine, Zumba Gold may be the perfect fit for you. Date: Tuesdays Sept. 13Oct. 18. Time: 10-11 a.m. C ost : $ 4 8 Residents/$ 5 6 Non-residents ($12 drop in fee) Reg istration deadline : Sept. 6 (free preview on Tuesday September 6, 10-11a.m.) H A PPY H A N DS K N I TTING — The Happy Hands Knitting group, which makes items for local charities and organizations, will meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. to work on their projects. Feel free to bring your own knitting project and come and socialize with the group. Yarn donations are welcome. We are accepting new or good quality skeins of yarn for our projects.

SPECIAL EVENTS MUSIC ALA MODE — Join us for a delightful fall afternoon of music, pie, ice cream, cider and coffee. We will listen

Is returning to this area on Saturday, Nov. 5, Prior Lake High School

Enhance Fitness participants enjoy an outdoor workout in City Center Park. For more information on Enhance Fitness, call the Chanhassen Recreation Center at (952) 227-1400

to and sing along with the sounds of Eureka playing all our country and old time favorites. This event will be at the Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd. Date: Friday, Sept. 16 Time: 1 p.m. Cost: $5 residents/$6 nonresidents Registration and payment deadline: Sept. 7

ONE DAY TRIPS CARVER COUNTY BARN Q U I LT S — Ju st i m a g i ne larger than life quilt blocks painted in beautiful colors mou nted on not able ba r ns throughout Carver County. We will travel to and observe the various barns in Carver County and hear the history of the barn quilt movement, how the Carver County project originated and hear about each design, why it was chosen relating any anecdotal family connection there may be to the quilt block. After touring the barns, we will head to Lola’s La kehouse i n Waconia for lunch. Our lunch will include a variety menu items selected from their lunch menu. Date: Thursday, Sept. 15 Time: 9:15-1:45 Cost: $ 37 Payment/registration deadline: Sept. 7 CARVER COUNTY JAIL AND 911 DISPATCH CENTER — Join us as we take a tour of the Carver County Jail and 911 Dispatch Center located in the Carver County Government Center. Representatives from the Sheriff’s office and city will be available throughout the tour and to pro-

vide information and answer questions. Plan on car pooling as we will meet at the Carver County Government Center, 606 E 4th Street, Chaska. Parking and entrance are located on the north side of building by Justice Center /Sherriff Department entrance. For a map and directions please call the Senior Center. Parking is in front of the building. Date: Thursday, Sept. 22 Time: 2 p.m. Cost: Free, space is limited so call to register Reg istration deadline : Sept. 8

ONGOING CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES Monday Sr. Advisory Bd (3rd) 9-10:30 a.m. Women’s Club (2nd ) 9:30-11 a.m. Bridge 12:30-3:30 p.m. Book Club (4th) Monday 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday Foot Care (1st) 8 : 30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Health Insurance Counseling (2nd) 9-11 a.m. Chan-o-laires – 12:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesday Woodcarving 9-11:30 a.m. Bingo 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday Nintendo Wii (1&3) 9:30-11 a.m. Card Club (500/ Hand &Foot) 1-4:30 p.m. Friday Sr Com mission Meeti ng (3rd) 10-11:30 a.m. Cards & Games (1st & 3) 10 a.m. – noon Woodcarving 9-11:30 a.m. Cribbage (3rd) 1-3 p.m.

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Three Qs

Getting their sniff on Search and rescue organization ready for the call BY MOLLEE FRANCISCO

Lee Kaufman We who run the Three Qs franchise here at the Chanhassen Villager have been quite disappointed in the Money Magazine ratings. Yes, yes, yes, the magazine has recognized the city as being one of the top 10 places in the nation to raise a family, and so on. This is the second time in several years, Money has written us up. But they have completely left out one of the major reasons Chanhassen has been ranked so highly — Lee Kaufman, at the Post Office. We could understand, somewhat, his not being mentioned the fi rst time around. It’s so easy to overlook the Post Office these days, what with email, texting, Skype and so on. But, for them to overlook Kaufman the second time? We question its depth of reporting. But thanks to local resident Nancy Goldstein who e-mailed us this reminder. “Lee is a great community resource and deserves recognition for his humor,” Goldstein wrote. “He brightens the day of his postal customers.” She included the photo she snapped last week at the Post Office — Kaufman holding up his “stamps on a stick,” in honor of the Minnesota State Fair. For those of you who are unfamiliar the Chanhassen Post Office [located right downtown, next to the fi re station], and the concept of “snail mail,” we would like to introduce Kaufman, U.S. Postal Service’s sa les/ser vice associate wi ndow clerk, master of the dead-pan quip, and resident jokemeister. W hen asked his age, he asked, “mental or chronological?” Good question. But here’s a CliffsNotes version of his background. He’s old enough to be married to Mary, they have a son, Mike, and they live in Chanhassen. Kaufman is the youngest of four, and was raised on a farm southwest of Albert Lea. He began working for the postal service in 1989. His day began at 4 a.m. at the Post Office, he’d work to around 7:30 a.m., dash home, change clothes and go to his other job. In 1992 he became a full-time career employee. After additional training, he worked in A lber t Lea, then transferred to Hopkins, Chaska, and finally to Chanhassen. “I enjoy the customers. Over the years you get to know a small part of their life. What’s fun is their reactions when I tell a joke.” The most innovative thing the Post Office has done in recent years? According to Kaufman, it’s the self-adhesive stamp? “It came out in the early ‘90s but the glue formula wasn’t quite right and it was improved on not long after. The ‘Forever’ stamp was a great addition, too, and that all the stamps coming out are now ‘Forever.’” Q: Have you ever thought of doing some standup comedy? You’d have a huge audience base — at least for your fi rst show. A: I have — just a passing thought though. I thought that most of the jokes were already thought of somewhere — but new ones keep popping up. I have the stand-up part down (eight hours on my feet). I think what really helped me, when I got the courage, was to audition for Albert Lea community theater. I was in five or six productions. That is also when I met the Brindisis, who are now at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Q: Do you go to the State Fair? A: I like the State Fair. I go for the food, people watching, the food, crafts, the food. If I can make it to the State Fair this year, I would like to take lots of pictures. Still and video photography are hobbies. Q: What is your favorite item to eat on a stick? Or food item not on a stick? A: I usually make sure I get a pork chop on a stick or a Scotch egg. Chocolate covered bacon is great. Tried the garlic fries and in the close crowds, people were holding their noses and wondering what that smell was. Bonus Q: Besides stamps on a stick, what other item might be a good seller at the fair, on a stick? A: I think that a new food that would make you salivate would be a pancake on a stick with chocolate chips and bacon, or baloney and whip cream. —Unsie Zuege


early 10 years ago, Denise Schultz saw dogs sniffi ng their way through the piles of rubble that resulted from the attacks on Sept. 11. As she watched transfi xed by the dogs searching for people buried under the debris, she felt inspired. Schultz decided then and there that she was going to raise her own search and rescue dog. “My kids were grown so I had the free time and I had a flexible job,” the Victoria resident explained. “It all came together at about the right time.” Finding the perfect dog to partner up with was a different story, but after several years of searching, Schultz settled on a German Shepherd pup she named Ava. Today, the playful Ava is 4 years old and a member of Northstar Search and Rescue. Schultz is a training officer for the volunteer non-profit organization. The group has been around for since 1989 and offers their training and experience free of charge to local law enforcement and other governmental agencies to help fi nd and recover lost people. They have executed 250 searches in the last 22 years. Chaska truck driver Rhonda Schmidt joined Northstar Search and Rescue as a way of giving back to her community. She found her inspiration in Hank Wittemore and Caroline Hebard’s book about canine search and rescue work “So that Others May Live.” “I was hooked,” said Schmidt. “I said, ‘I want one of those.’” But like Schultz, it took Schmidt some time to fi nd the right dog for the job. “It took 10 years to fi nd a dog I liked,” said Schmidt. Two years ago, Schmidt found a German shepherd breeder about to have a litter of pups available for adoption. In that brood, the breeder recognized a male pup with “super drive” perfect for search and rescue work. Schmidt took the breeder’s advice and brought Zander home. Today, Schmidt is the secretary for Northstar Search and Rescue and 16-month-old Zander is in training to join the unit. “He’s large and in charge,” said Schmidt, of Zander. “He loves disaster work. His personality alone will carry him through.”

NATURALS Northstar Search and Rescue is based in Golden Valley and is comprised of four members and a host of German Shepherds. Schmidt said that the shepherd’s herding instincts make them a natural protector and their drive and work ethic are ideal for search and rescue work. Schultz added that the shepherds are prized for their long noses and extraordinary sense of smell. “Our senses are nothing compared to these dogs,” she said.


Ava obeys the sit and stay command in the hopes of getting a nice piece of steak from handler Denise Schultz. One search and rescue dog/handler team can do the work of up to 30 trained human searchers in locating missing persons. “They’re very intuitive,” said Schultz. In their four years working together, Schultz has developed a special connection with Ava. The dog knows how to communicate her fi nds to Schultz and Schultz knows how to respond to Ava’s signals. “It’s like a Vulcan mind meld,” said Schultz. “She and I really connect in a way I haven’t seen with other breeds.”

TRAINING Training search and rescue dogs begins early in the dog’s life. “We start with puppy training and then move into obedience and socialization,” said Schultz, noting that later on they work on agility both on land and in water. The work is a huge time commitment. The group trains as a unit twice a week and most handlers work with their dogs individually on a daily basis. Last year alone, Schmidt spent about $7,000 on training expenses and put 30,000 miles on her vehicle. “A lot of people come and go,” said Schmidt of interested prospects. The depth of the training even came as a surprise to Schultz. “I thought I knew everything there was about training a dog,” said Schultz. “I was wrong.” “You better like training,” she said. Both Schultz and Schmitz estimated that raising a successful search and rescue dog is 90 percent handler, 10 percent dog. Humans interested in Northstar Search and Rescue must complete a three-month volunteer stint before they can join the unit. Handlers and their dogs work for anywhere from 18 months to two

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years to get the dogs certified to national search and rescue standards before they can go out on any calls. Among the tests for certification is one where the dog and handler are charged with fi nding two victims – one moving and one stationary – in a 160-acre area. “It becomes a partnership with the dog,” said Schultz.



Sixteen-month-old Zander is still in training for search and rescue work. Certification can take up to two years to complete.

Schmidt believes that all the hard work will pay off for her and Zander someday. “If I can make closure for one family or save one life, it will be worth it,” she said. Schmidt hasn’t been out on any calls yet. Although they are available to work both locally or in partnership with other search and rescue operations in the state, their group is largely still working to get the word out to law enforcement and other government agencies about their free services. (The group cannot respond to private search requests.) For her part, Schultz has served as field tech support on several cadaver searches, but no live missing person calls. “It’s very thought provoking,” she said of the searches.

When they are not waiting for calls to come in, the group loves to do demonstrations and safety talks for schools and other organizations. It’s a good chance to show off the dogs and all their hard work. The group also works to raise funds to offset the costs of training, travel and equipment. Even with the hefty time demands a nd costs, neit her Sch midt nor Schultz would turn their back on search and rescue work now. Both say they intend to keep training dogs for the work. “I’ve already got the next name picked out,” said Schultz. “I’m already eyeing the next dog,” said Schmidt.

A ‘fearless’ journey leads to Uganda I’M GOING TO and she told me later UGANDA! how inspired she was I still fi nd it difficult by my speech and to say that out loud or in my story. And even print – partly because of though she now lives an irrational fear that here in Minnesota, doing so will jinx the she i m me di ately trip, and partly because began working on I still can’t believe it’s her dream of helping really going to happen. people in her home But I know it is. country. I fi nalized my travel She became pasa r ra ngements a few sion ate about her days ago, I’ve already plans and her vision, FIND YOUR BURIED TREASURE s t a r t e d g e t t i n g t he and she became powshots and prescriptions erful and persuasive I’ll need, and I’m gathin educating and enering all the information I can about couraging others. She is an eloquent Uganda from books, online resourc- and elegant speaker, and although es, and people I know who have been she keeps insisting that I was the there. There’s still a lot I have to do one who got her going, the truth is and learn before I go, but everything that I am way more impressed and is pretty much on schedule. Enough inspired by her than she could posso that I’m able to step back every so sibly be by me. often, catch my breath, and shake my Tabitha and I became good friends, head in wonder and amazement. And and we both started dreaming of the say to myself, “Who, me?!” day when I could come with her to This all started with publication Uganda and speak to some of the last summer of the book, “Fearless women there. That day is going to Women, Fearless Wisdom.” As soon come in October, when I will be as the book was published, I gave a speaking at a Conference Tabitha speech about it at my Toastmasters arranged. First, I will be part of a Club. Tabitha, a woman from Ugan- “Lead Like Jesus” team that will da, was a guest at our club that day, be presenting a group of leadership



encounters. Then I will be presenting a series of workshops – some for women only and some for women and men – to help and encourage them to dream big and to be fearless in pursuing their dreams. I’ll be using my Dream Coach training and experience, my “Fearless Women” story and journey, and my long- and fi rmly-held belief that nothing is impossible if you want it badly enough, believe in it strongly enough, and are willing to do the work to make it happen. What I fi nd most ironic about this whole thing is that my story in “Fearless Women, Fearless Wisdom” has to do with how ordinary and anonymous I have felt for much of my life. I’ve always had big dreams and have believed that they could come true, but I never saw any special skills, accomplishments, or experiences in my life that would allow me to have a major impact or influence on anyone or make a difference in the world in any big or significant way. I’m seeing things a little differently now. I’m also seeing some of my dreams come true in ways that even I have difficulty believing. And I’m seeing them grow bigger than I could ever have imagined. But I don’t want to

spend too much time thinking about that right now, because there’s still a lot of work I have to do to prepare for Uganda. You may be surprised – or cynical – to discover that I actually have a lot of fears, doubts, and concerns about this trip, especially considering the “fearless” element. But my belief is that being fearless doesn’t mean you’re never afraid. Instead, it means you never let that stop you. So I’m not going to let anything stop me – at least, anything that’s within my power. I’m also relying on a higher power – and on many wonderful people – to help me get ready. So if you have any experience, advice, ideas or information that will help me prepare for traveling to Uganda, I hope you will feel free to share it. I also hope you will enjoy hearing about the trip along the way and when I return. Most of all, I hope that you will be inspired to dream big and be fearless in pursuing your own dreams. You never know where they might take you! Chanhassen resident Betty Liedtke is a writer, professional speaker, and Certified Dream Coach®. Visit her website at


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