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Brewers youth movement
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Wear your jersey, see your team, get some freebies
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Pleas for civility follow incident During appeal, city won’t force crematory to cease operations BY MATHIAS BADEN email@example.com
PHOTOS BY LORI CARLSON
Daisy (left), 10, is completely blind. Her son, Duke, 6, sticks close to her side and has become her very own seeing-eye dog. Below — Dog trainer Leda Blom gets a toothy kiss from Duke. Blom has been training Duke and Daisy and helping them adjust to their foster home between Jordan and Prior Lake.
The Ballad of Daisy and Duke Blind dog and her son need a good home – together BY LORI CARLSON firstname.lastname@example.org
his is a tale of two very special dogs who are also remarkably normal. Daisy, 10, is completely blind. Duke, her 6-year-old offspri ng, has become her seeing-eye dog. The two are inseparable. If they get too far apart, Daisy barks and Duke runs to her side. Duke watches out for her and guides her throughout the house and yard – he even taught her how to maneuver through the doggy door of their foster home just outside of Prior Lake. Daisy and Duke had a family once, until one day they found themselves lying on the concrete floor of a shelter, their family having lost its home to foreclosure. They spent months in
that Nebraska shelter, the fur on their elbows so worn down by the concrete that their skin was raw. The yellow labs came within about 24 hours of being euthanized because the shelter couldn’t find a suitable home for them. A rescue group in Iowa saved them from death row, and Secondhand Hounds, a Twin Cities rescue, brought them to Minnesota. That’s when a woman who lives between Prior Lake and Jordan signed on as their foster. “She said, ‘We can’t let these dogs be euthanized,’” dog trainer Leda Blom recalls the foster saying. Blom, who has trained the foster’s own dogs, was hired to train Daisy and Duke three days a week.
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Police ﬁnd stash of guns by school BY DAVID SCHUELLER email@example.com
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How? It’s a secret Magician performs 3 types of shows in local debut BY DAVID SCHUELLER firstname.lastname@example.org
Magician Kevin Hall performs an illusion called the Las Vegas slicer. It’s a fine illusion – a how’d-he-do-that spot that has you scratching your head. However, Hall talks more about how much he interacts with his audience, and the energy he brings to his shows.
“If there’s such a thing as a typical magic show, mine’s a step up as far as energy level is involved,” said Hall, who runs a company called the Halls of Entertainment. At the Scott County Fair, he’ll put on three types of shows on Thursday and Friday, July 28-29. First will be a show called “the magic maniac show” for kids ages 5-12.
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This could go on for a while. The Jordan City Council decided on Monday night that during the impending appeal of a recent court decision, Jordan police will not force the crematory located at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home to cease crematory operations. Councilmembers, sans Mayor Pete Ewals – who is accused of being involved in an altercation at the funeral home last Thursday night – emerged from a closed session to publicly vote on four motions: I to appeal the Scott County District Court judge’s decision, which declared null and void the Reflections Crematory conditional-use permit (CUP); I to research the appropriateness of changing the city’s zoning ordinance with regard to the crematory; I not to seek to stop the funeral home from operating its crematory, but to research the fi nancial implications of proceeding with such action, which presumably could lead to another lawsuit; I and to issue a press release about the topics of discussion in the closed session to receive advice from City Attorney Annette Margarit and League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust lawyer Paul Merwin.
A group of four males allegedly stole $19,800 worth of items from a Jordan home, including shotguns, rifles and a bottle of champagne and then stashed them in woods near Jordan Middle School. The car they used? Mom’s Mercedes, according to police. Two adults and two juveniles were arrested for the alleged July 8 burglary of a home, while its residents were on vacation. Zachary Edberg-Anderson, 18, of Belle Plaine and Chad Ruud, 18, of Shakopee were charged with firstdegree burglary. Two juveniles were also expected to be charged. After 9 a.m. July 8, following a tip, Jordan police and a Scott County sheriff ’s deputy saw items being dropped off from the car at two locations. The car also stopped at a Shakopee pawn shop, according to complaints. At about noon, offi cers stopped the Mercedes at the intersection of Highway 169 and Old Shakopee Road.
Put your hands together for an illusion called the arm chopper, a staple in the repertoire of the Halls of Magic.
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Engines galore! Maynard Ohm of Rosemount, a member of Scott Carver Threshers originally from Faxon Township near Belle Plaine, checks out the tractors at last year’s Scott Carver Threshers Festival. The threshers festival annually brings together engine enthusiasts. Don’t miss the daily tractor parades, displays of farm equipment, and demonstrations of the way things used to be. Each year, the festival features a different tractor; this year, it’s the Minneapolis-Moline. The festival takes place Aug. 5-7 across the street from the Scott County Fairgrounds in St. Lawrence Township, near Jordan.
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Chamber compiles local cookbook The Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce is compiling local recipes for a “Jordan Family Tradition Cookbook,” creating a memento that can be shared throughout the Jordan area. The first step is to collect recipes from anyone in the Jordan area. Submit your most treasured recipes, or that recipe for which everyone is always asking, by Aug. 10. Recipes can include appetizers, beverages, soups, salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, breads & rolls, desserts, cookies and candy. Include ingredients, directions, and why the recipe is special to you. Your recipe will be used for the cookbook only (keep in mind that if we do not get enough recipes, we will not be able to publish a cookbook, and your recipe will not be used). Send your recipes to: Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 102 , Jordan, M N
55352, or send a e-mail to info@ jordanchamber.org. For more information, call Cindi Grob at (952) 201-5317.
Building your business want list The Jordan Economic Development Authority (EDA) is seeking input from Jordan’s residents on the types of businesses and services you would like to see in the city, as well as your current shopping routine. This information will be used to assist in target marketing efforts, as well as the retention and expansion of existing businesses. The EDA is asking residents to complete an on-line survey by Aug. 1. The survey, which includes about 30 questions, can be found online at: surveymonkey.com/s/JordanMN. Residents will need to input the password Jordan55352 to access the survey. In lieu of completing the online survey,
a paper copy of the survey may be obtained at and returned to city hall, 210 East First St. in downtown Jordan, during regular business hours. Copies of the survey will also be available at the Jordan library. A comprehensive summary of the survey results will be presented to the EDA at their Aug. 16 meeting. The EDA will also conduct a drawing for two prizes; each $50 in Jordan Chamber of Commerce Dollars, for those who complete the survey and submit contact information. The resident survey is being completed as a part of a technical assistance planning grant the EDA received through the Scott County Community Development Agency. The EDA strongly encourages your participation. Your input will help in further commercial development in the City. For more information on the survey, call City Administrator Ed Shukle at (952) 4922535 or EDA consultant Joanne Foust at (952) 758-7399.
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Program aims to get kids eating healthy, involved in 4-H
A ﬁrst for Pauly – missing a meeting
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Meat and potatoes – or a hamburger and fries, for that matter – may fill you up. Healthy diets, however, should have some color. Kids have been learning about adding color to their diets at a program in Valley Green Mobile Home Park in Jordan on Wednesdays in June and July. It’s called Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies, and sponsored by the federallyfunded Simply Good Eating program. And this year, for the first time, 4-H staff are involved. Both the food and 4-H programs are run under the auspices of the University of Minnesota Extension. Is it broccoli indoctrination? Perhaps it is – get kids eating healthy when young, and counter the messages of a buffet culture. Parents are even encouraged to let kids pick out a fruit or vegetable at the grocery store. “Broccoli is like the superstar vegetable of all time,” said Gloria Wolf, nutrition education assistant with Extension. Broccoli is also cruciferous (these veggies have flower pedals that are cross shaped) and full of lutein (they’re green and good for you). Wolf taught the group those two words on Wednesday, July 13. She teaches a group of about 12 to 15 in Jordan, and
Abbie Rogers makes a bag from a recycled jeans pocket.
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Making paper skulls is one way to be creative. Ryan Bambenek (left) and Brayden Benage (right) take part in a 4-H craft time on July 13. about 60 in Shakopee. Then, 4-H interns take over for craft time. “It’s a great collaboration this summer,” Wolf said. Kids can have the option of then showing some crafts at the Scott County Fair. Kids on July 13 made bags out of recycled jeans pockets, and decorated them. Wolf takes the program to agencies or areas that have a population that’s 50 percent income eligible, according to U.S. poverty guidelines – basically, low-income areas. The program is free for kids and families.
The motivation for 4-H, Wolf said, is to get a demographic involved in 4-H that generally has a harder time participating because of money or less parental involvement. “Clubs (in 4-H) are usually self-running, by parents and kids,” Wolf said. The funding for the Simply Good Eating program is tied to 1 percent of food stamp money, and is authorized by the farm bill, she said. Wolf said the program pushes nutrition education, menu planning, healthy meals and snacks, and more fruits
and vegetables – especially the latter this year. “That’s our key message this year, is to make sure people include” more fruits and vegetables, she said. For kids, lessons on healthy eating and healthy behaviors are tied to animals that live in Minnesota, and colors – so it’s not all about learning fancy words like lutein. Spencer Kubista of Jordan is a 4-H intern who’s been involved in 4-H for 11 years. Kubista said the program is fun, and kids can put projects up at the county fair, or keep them.
Rogers shows off her finished work. “They got to make jump ropes and keep them and use them,” he said. Kubista said he’s looking forward to the county fair, and enjoys working with 4-H over the summer. “I find it a good way to spend my summer. Honestly, I wouldn’t be doing anything else,” he said.
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Jor d a n S cho ol B o a r d Member Deb Pauly is planning to miss a meeting, on Aug. 8, for the first time since starting as a board member in 2005. “I have never missed a board meeting. But I’m going to miss one,” Pauly said. Pauly, who was appointed to the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Board of Directors this year, has come to board meetings in good health and after injury. “I even came in a wheelchair,” she said. Compiled by David Schueller
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Thumbs up for Miss Jordan turnout, free fair concerts Thumbs up to … Free Scott County Fair concerts: G.B. Leighton – a six-piece band featuring Brian Leighton on lead vocals, guitar and harmonica – is a Minnesotabased group that is often compared to Bruce Springsteen. That the band is coming to the Scott County Fair is a big deal, and the most expensive single act the fair has ever hired. G.B. Leighton’s concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, is free to the public, taking place at the beer garden stage, in the shadow of a future amphitheater proposed to be built at the fairgrounds. Other bands, winners of an area battle of the bands earlier in the month, will be playing for free at the fairgrounds, as well. Miss Jordan candidate turnout: Ten candidates applied for participation in the Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Miss Jordan Ambassador Program pageant. Organizers of the event and program are thrilled to have so many young women vying for spots representing Jordan in 20112012. The Jordan royalty consists of Miss Jordan, fi rst and second princesses, and Miss Congeniality. Competition takes place the week before Heimatfest. Good luck, ladies! People’s Choice Award: By a large margin, Billy Bader won the People’s Choice Award at the Jordan Art Festival. His artsy birdhouses drew crowds, and sales were rapid. A few other artists received votes, but on Sunday it was all for Bill – hands down! What a pleasure to have Billy’s Bird Cabins being sold on Water Street for a weekend. Other artists deserve accolades, too, but Bader’s
UP & DOWN COMMUNITY ISSUES
work was your favorite and thus noteworthy.
Thumbs down to … Election candidate no-shows: If you’re a candidate for upcoming election to a public body, you are all but required to attend the Scott County Fair milking contest. Yes, it’s an off-year for elections, but don’t make newspaper reporters fi ll out the contest again! Don’t be a party pooper! It’s a fun contest. You get to try your hand at milking a goat or a cow, or both. Participation could be nice publicity for the start of your campaign.
Think on this … Talking to elected officials: How do we talk to our city council, school board, town board or legislator? Do we speak in a soft tone, or do we express anger? Do we offer a rational argument, or are we demanding? Are we willing to compromise, or is today’s volatile political culture a result of our own actions?
Cleaning out the clutter I only have two credit cards in my billfold – any more than that and I’m just asking for trouble. A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to clean it out. It’s been years since I carried it in the back pocket of my pants (promotes poor posture), but it was becoming too thick even for a coat pocket. The small amount of cash I carry with me was not the problem. It was the other items that stretched it beyond its original design. There were business cards from people I don’t know and will probably never contact –those I threw (the cards, not the people). I also had some expired coupons (I never remember to use them – therefore they become annoying clutter). There were shopping lists of things I purchased or have done without so long they no longer matter – they were tossed. I have a membership card to a store to which I hate going. It’s easier to vote than it is to get in that store. They never remember who I am. I have to show them the card every time I enter, plus they don’t trust me. Before I am allowed to leave the store after I have paid for my stuff they require me to show the receipt, and then they rifle through the items for which I just paid 30 seconds ago. I reluctantly kept that card because once in a while I am sent there to “pick up a few things.” The frequent movie-goers club card expired without winning the free pop and popcorn combination. I blame the folks in Hollywood because they haven’t given me reason to go to the movies with any recognized and rewarded frequency. I saved the outdated pictures of my family. There are also gift cards and in-store credit cards with unknown balances. Those are saved. I also kept my library card, driver’s license and the two credit cards. Most everything else I tossed. But then I discovered that the billfold had become so bloated by carrying around all that unnecessary junk I was no longer able to hang on to the important stuff – it just slipped out and fell to the floor. So instead of stuffing all that junk back in, I got a new one, one that is designed to hold just what I need. But now I have to be careful and not fill it beyond its limits,
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because once that happens, it’s hard to get it back into its original shape. I think that explains my dad’s billfold. He must have kept stuffing more cards into it to keep all the other stuff in place. He had every major credit card (including Diner’s Club – for eating out, I guess), and individual cards for all the major gas stations at the time: Standard Oil, Gulf, Texaco and Conoco. He also had credit cards for Sears Roebuck (as he called the store), J.C. Penney, Donaldson’s and Dayton’s. All credit cards have a limit (even Dayton’s). You can only spend so much and that’s it. And the bill always comes due. The state of Minnesota shut down because we have maxed out our credit limit and don’t have enough money to pay our bills. As of Independence Day Gov. Dayton and our state Legislature still could not agree on how to get us out of this mess. We can’t keep increasing spending when we don’t have the money to pay the current bill. We can continue to spend at the rate we are and raise taxes on other people to pay for it. But eventually we will all pay for it. As British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.” Our government has been stretched beyond its original design, so it no longer functions well. Let’s get the lights back and begin the work of cleaning out the clutter before our bills fold us for good. Jerry Kucera is a columnist for the Jordan Independent. Read past columns at jerrykucera.blogspot.com.
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‘He would not be alive’ if not for police John Giere, 74, came into Jordan Police Chief Bob Malz’s office Wednesday, July 13, to say thanks to police officers Brian Stolt and Kris Moloney. “… he would not be alive if the two of you had not been there to help on a medical call to his residence,” Malz wrote in an e-mail sent to all police officers, the city administrator and the Jordan City Council. “He states that when he went down his wife dialed 911 and there were officers walking through the door ‘within the minute.’ He states his wife told him what a great job the two of you did, and he wanted me to pass on how grateful he is for our police department and for the two of you!”
****** Sister Mary Tacheny of Jordan, a longtime advocate of rural people and their communities, was among nine Minnesotans honored as Rural Champions at the 2011 gathering of the National Rural Assembly, held June 28-30 in St. Paul. Honorees were nominated by individuals and organizations working to strengthen rural communities nationwide. Dave Frederickson, a retired farmer who serves as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, presented the awards. “It’s important to recognize the people who led us to this point,” said Niel Ritchie, executive director of the Minnesota-based League of Rural Voters and member of the host committee for the event. “These are historic figures who dedicated themselves to rural Minnesota – and continue to do so.” The National Rural Assembly is comprised of more than 500 local, regional and national organizations dedicated to building a stronger, more vibrant rural America for children, families and communities. In announcing the award, it was said of Tacheny: “Sister Mary Tacheny has lived a life dedicated to transforming the world by advocating for
CHATTERBOX the underrepresented and marginalized. After teaching for 25 years, Sister Mary found her religious calling in standing up for farmers and other rural people – people whose voices were lost as corporate farming subsumed the traditions of small, sustainable family farms. In 1991, she cofounded the Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry in Mankato to call attention to the connection between justice and sustainability of earth care, those who work the land and those who eat. The center features an education center and a twoacre organic garden tended by a diverse group of volunteers. We’re proud to recognize her as a Champion for Rural Minnesota.” She said: “I am honored to accept this award, on one condition: that we honor at the same time all the wonderful rural people I worked with – bright, energetic, concerned endlessly to improve whatever it was we were working on at the time. It’s been a real honor to be involved with rural people and all the issues that concern them. This work has meant getting back to some real basics in the coming together of rural people and their struggle to maintain that basic (community) relationship as farms get bigger.”
****** The rain was so heavy during a thunderstorm Friday, July 15, that it set off a Union Pacific Railroad signal. Although no train was in sight at the intersection of Rice and First streets in downtown Jordan, red lights were a-blinking.
Sister Mary Tacheny of Jordan, co-founder of the Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry in Mankato, recently was honored as a Rural Champion at the National Rural Assembly.
****** Jordan firefighters were working hard to put out a fire last Friday night when over the police scanner came another call: “You probably won’t get your T-ball game in tonight, Johnny.”
****** Ban all the police calls and reports about the crematory you want. Certain people swear that the fight against certain businesses will never be over, and that they won’t take no for an answer. It is perplexing, though, that no one – residents, litigants or others – spoke about a recent court decision, at the first council meeting after the court decided against the city issuance of a conditional-use permit for a downtown crematory. Chatterbox, which runs on an occasional basis, is a collection of tidbits from the notebooks of the Jordan Independent staff. To submit a photo or tidbit, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952492-2224.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR RELAY FOR LIFE
$155,000 raised; 264 will be studied To the editor: On behalf of the Relay For Life of Scott County Planning Committee, we would like to thank all those who helped to make this year’s 14th annual event so successful. Whether you participated on a team, volunteered or made a donation, we really appreciate your commitment to Relay and to the fight against cancer. On July 8, 46 teams and almost 500 participants gathered at the Sha-
kopee Junior High School to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. To date our Relay raised more than $155,000 for patient services, education, research & advocacy. Together we have raised over $1.7 million in the past 14 years here in Scott County. We also were honored this year to host the Cancer Prevention Study-3 enrollment. Scott County and surrounding community members gave of their time to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fi nd a cure for cancer, and we had 264 people enroll in the study. We came together as fami ly, friends, neighbors and co-workers
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to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back. We believe we accomplished that. We extend an invitation to all to come back again next year. Let’s keep up the great work - we are making a difference in the fight against cancer.
Annette Chlan Jordan Brenda Stocker New Prague Joie Skogrand Shakopee Editor’s note: Annette Chlan, Brenda Stocker and Joie Skogrand serve as the Scott County Relay For Life tri-chairwomen.
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Scott County faces big decision about morgue’s future MANY OPTIONS
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HASTINGS — Medical examiner Dr. Lindsey Thomas would like to retire in eight years, and she wants to leave Scott County in good hands. But Thomas knows forensic pathologists are hard to come by. It may be impossible to hire a lead examiner for the eight south-central Minnesota counties she serves unless the Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office gets a new facility before she retires. Thomas shares the basement of Regina Medical Center in Hastings, where bodies come in the same door as the hospital’s outpatients. The agency’s caseload has grown nearly five times and exams have more than doubled since the morgue was last remodeled in 1987, but there is no room at Regina to expand. Five counties have also been added to the collaborative. Besides limited space to store specimens, there’s no place to put additional staff or add on to the autopsy room. Staff must manually move bodies because they have no mechanical lifts. Only a small storage closet exists for storing tissue samples and the evidence room lacks a secure entry system. Perhaps the most concerning is the single room for performing autopsies, when there should be at least two to separate bodies that might be de-
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Ideally, Dr. Lindsey Thomas would like to retain tissue samples from all examinations, kept in this closet. She has little storage space left, and nowhere to expand her autopsy room. caying, infectious or used for organ harvesting. Families also have no private area to view loved ones — just the hallway or intake room. “They are pretty cramped down there,” commented Scott Cou nty Com missioner Joe Wagner, a funeral director. For months now, Thomas has shared her personal office with Marie Barbesier, a French forensics physician who came to Minnesota for a fellowship with the Olmsted County medical examiner, who abruptly resigned. Thomas had no room, but offered the woman work space at a table feet away from her desk. Thomas, who formerly worked for the Hennepin County medical examiner and still lives in Minneapolis, has overseen the office for about 10 years. She oversees
three other forensic pathologists, a senior death investigator and three administrative staff. Thirty part-time investigators also respond to calls in their respective counties. Minnesota counties are required to employ either a coroner — a medical doctor who may be a family physician — or a medical examiner, a forensic pathologist specially trained to perform death investigations. Counties without a medical examiner might hire one for specific cases. Scott County contracts with seven other counties for medical examiner services. As coroners retire, Thomas sees such partnerships expanding. Counties are finding it harder to recruit doctors who are willing to double as coroners, and more expertise is expected nowadays from death investigations.
T homas sees Mi n nesot a moving further to a regional medica l exa mi ner system, similar to her office’s. Last year, Thomas’ office investigated 2,080 deaths, with 350 autopsies performed for eight counties. She was hired to conduct another 70 autopsies by counties who only have a coroner. The issue about the morgue’s future really came to a head when the former CEO of Regina asked the medical examiner’s office to move. The hospital needed more room and sharing the building with a morgue wasn’t the most glamorous set-up. A 2008 Dakota County study concluded what Thomas already knew: her facility is inadequate. At the time, building on the grounds of the Northfield hospital seemed the best option. Northfield would be a good place to draw a medical examiner whose spouse could work in Rochester or the Twin Cities. It also offered the advantages of sharing the hospital’s lab, radiology and pathology services. Since then, additional opportunities have come up and the clock isn’t ticking as fast for a decision to be made. “It’s now up in the air,” Thomas said.
What’s new? Hennepin County is interested in building a new facility and Anoka County has a new morgue. Both counties are open to partnering with Thomas. The new leader of Regina is also more supportive than the past CEO. Regina sti l l wants its space back in the basement, but Thomas is no longer under pressure to move quickly. The hospital also has asked Thomas to remodel Allina Clinic across the street for her office. Each option has its advantage. If the agency could partner with Hennepin County in a new facility around the Bloomington area, they could share administrative staff and justify more advanced technological equipment. Downtown Minneapolis would be a less appealing spot, however. Anoka has a wonderful facility and is close to agency partner Chicago County, but that would leave much of southern Minnesota far from a medical examiner office. Ol m st e d C ou nt y, wh ich has contracted with the Mayo Clinic for medical examination services, has talked about a potential partnership, but it still has not replaced its forensic pathologist who abruptly retired in January. Despite the prestige of Mayo, Thomas’ office is more robust and Houston County bypasses Rochester to use her facility in Hastings. Ramsey County also has a medical examiner’s office, but
it has been plagued by accusations of errors in major cases and its director is on the outs with other medical examiners in the state. If the collaborative decides to share a facility with Anoka or Hennepin, it might not be cheaper and the counties would lose some control. Distance could also be a factor for some counties. Looking at the map of Minnesota, there isn’t a lot of rhyme or reason to the patchwork of counties that partner with this or that medical examiner in the state. Much of it is based on past precedent, personalities and who knows who. Scott County officials would like to stick with Thomas. “She doesn’t have that MD mystique,” said Wagner. “She’s very hands-on.” Both the county attorney and sheriff gave her high rankings in a recent meeting with the County Board. “The level of service she provides is astounding,” says Scott County Attorney Pat Ciliberto. Wagner said the office has good camaraderie and no turnover. He recently made two trips down to the morgue with family members of a man who committed suicide. Thomas sat down twice to explain what happened. “That really is going above and beyond,” Wagner said. Scott County commissioners were briefed on the options in March and plan to tour the morgues in Hastings and Anoka in coming months.
LIVESREMEMBERED Betty Lou Hovanetz
Mariella M. Bartyzal
Gracing this world on June 22, 1928 in Minneapolis, Betty was the daughter of Andrew and Louise (Kramer) Nelson. Being the oldest of eight children, Betty was a motherly figure to her brothers and sisters. At the age of 13, she had her first job at the local bakery in Minneapolis. On Oct. 14, 1944 Betty married John Hovanetz. Her life was fulfilled, when she was blessed with two children, Barbara and John. Sitting on the sideline, Betty cheered on her children in their sporting activities. Throughout her life, Betty’s focus has been the needs of her husband, John, children, grandchildren and later on her great-grandchildren. She always put other people’s needs first, before her own. In the 1960’s, Betty was one of the original employees of the Minnesota Room. During her tenure, she received the Distinguish Award several times. A faithful servant of the Lord and an active member of the Aldrich Presbyterian Church in Minneapols, Betty assisted with a lot of the church’s catering. She was instrumental in the Mother/Daughter Banquets held at the church. Betty and John moved from Minneapolis to Bloomington to Edina and eight years ago, they moved to Prior Lake. While residing in Prior Lake, she was an active classroom volunteer at Westwood Elementary School, where her granddaughter, Amy taught school. Here she was known as ‘Grandma Betty.’ In her spare time, Betty enjoyed knitting, playing Bridge and 500. An excellent cook, she has now passed down her recipes to her grandchildren and even the great-grandchildren. She was known for her peach cobbler pie and split pea soup. For over 20 years, John and Betty wintered in Phoenix and enjoyed their trailer at Clearwater Lake during the summer. She treasured the’ girls only’ summer trips. She remained close to her siblings through the years. An unselfish wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Betty was strong, courageous and very loving. A resident of Prior Lake, Betty was 83 years young when she passed away peacefully the early morning hours of Friday, July 15, 2011 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee. Betty is forever loved and will be deeply missed by husband, John; daughter, Barbara (Gerald) Gray of Prior Lake; son, John (Lee) Hovanetz of Brooklyn Park; grandchildren, Rob (Kathi) Gray, Christy Hovanentz, Cory (Dani) Hovanetz: great-grandchildren, Jenn and Jess Steel, Alex, Sean and Scott Gray and twins, Ava and Izzy Hovanetz; siblings, Jeanne Jeppesen of Bloomington, John Nelson of Prior Lake, Bea Bramwell of Eden Prairie, Wayne (June) Nelson of Bloomington; and other loving relatives and friends. Betty is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Lou Carney; parents; siblings, Andrew (Kathy) Nelson, Bernice (Allan) Boehland, Rose Marie (Earl) Konbel; brother-in-law, Dick Jeppesen; sister-in-law, Neta Nelson. A visitation was held Monday, July 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake. The Celebration of Life Service was Tuesday, July 19 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, Prior Lake. Pastor Ron Nicholas officiated. The pallbearers for Betty were Rob and Kathi Gray, Christy Hovanetz, Cory and Dani Hovanetz and Laurie Vinge. Betty will be laid to rest at a private family graveside service at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. Betty’s final wish is for you and your family to celebrate some extra time together in memory of her, instead of giving memorials or flowers. A special thank you is extended to the staff at Friendship Manor Nursing Home for their love, compassion and care of Betty during the last months. Arrangements made by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
Mariella Bartyzal, 80 of Montgomery, died Friday, July 15, at Mayo Health Systems – New Prague, (Queen of Peace Hospital). Funeral services were Tuesday, July 19, 11 a.m. at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Visitation was held Monday, July 18, from 4-8 p.m. at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Schoenbaur Funeral Home, 200 S. Third St. SE, Montgomery, MN provided arrangments.
Jeannette E. Guarrine Jeannette Guarrine, 81, of Shakopee, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Friendship Manor Health Center, Shakopee. She was born in Chicago, IL, March 15, 1930 to John and Molly (Miller) Guarrine. Jeannette was a retired employee of Honeywell where she had worked for many years in production. She is survived by many friends and was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Shakopee, Thursday, July 21 after 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Thomas Boedy SJ is the officiant. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
Richard A. Mosley Richard “Rick” Anthony Mosley, 42, of Carver, died Monday, July 18, 2011, suddenly at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 22, 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W. Second St., Chaska, with Father Doug Ebert celebrating. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 21, 4-8 p.m., with Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. Third St., Chaska, and also one hour prior to mass at the church. Rick was born Jan. 4, 1969 in Rochester, MN, to Claude and Judith (Koenig) Mosley, one of four children. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Pius Catholic Church in Rochester, and graduated from Byron High School in 1987. He furthered his education at Rochester Community College and graduated from Eau Claire State University with a degree in Business Management. On Aug. 29, 1997, Rick married Lisa McMahan at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, MN. They had three daughters. He had been employed at C.H. Robinson in Eden Prairie for eight years as a Director of Business Technology - Produce. He loved spending time with his family, his three daughters, and especially his grandson, Mason. He was softball coach for the Carver Lions Girls Softball team, and enjoyed photography, playing cards, and NASCAR. He and Lisa have lived in Carver since 2001 and he is a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Survivors include his loving wife, Lisa McMahan-Mosley; daughters, Amanda (Ben) Vallet-Sandre of Eagan, Mackenzie of Carver, Courtney of Carver; grandson, Mason Vallet-Sandre; parents, Claude and Judy Mosley of La Crescent; sister, Amy (Marcel) Derosier, of Arden Hills; brothers, Steven (Angie) Mosley of Eagan, Christopher (Becky) Mosley of Otsego; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-448-2137.
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Last week, the Jordan Police DepartJuly 14 ment responded to 141 incidents – 47 At 10:43 a.m., officers responded citations, seven warning citations and to the 700 block of Northland Court for 87 calls for service. a medical call. Ridgeview Ambulance transported the woman to St. Francis July 11 Regional Medical Center. At 10:29 a.m., an officer received a report of a theft of a red and black July 15 Mongoose bicycle with a torn seat from At 1:11 a.m., officers responded to outside a business in the 200 block of the 100 block of W. First St. on a disturWater St. The total value of the loss is bance call. Responding officers took about $5. initial statements, but after reviewing the At 12:34 p.m., an officer assisted the matter and making the determination Southwest Metro Drug Task Force with that an elected city official may have making contact at a residence along been involved, police administration reBradbury Circle. Consent was obtained to quested that the Scott County Sheriff’s search a juvenile male’s bedroom. Evi- Office conduct the investigation to avoid dence of narcotics use was located, and any perceived conflict of interest. At this the task force will be conducting further time, the investigation is ongoing by investigation to determine charges. Sheriff’s Office detectives, and therefore, At 1:43 p.m., an officer on routine further details will not be available until patrol in the 100 block of Park Drive the investigation is complete. noticed that a no-swimming sign above At 1:53 a.m., officers responded to the waterfall was missing. The sign had an incident in the 100 block of W. First been reinstalled about 1-1/2 weeks St. The incident is under investigation. prior to the theft, to replace the original At 12:31 p.m., a business in the 200 sign, which had also been stolen. The block of Triangle Lane reported a gas total amount of loss is about $150. drive-off in the amount of $65.29. The At 6:44 p.m., an officer responded officer mailed a letter to the registered to a church in the 300 block of N. Var- owner of the vehicle, advising them to ner St. for a report of two males trying to make contact with the business to pay for climb into a window. The officer arrived the fuel. and spoke with a juvenile male and a At 6:54 p.m., an officer responded man, who said they were there for a to the 100 block of Chad Circle for an church event and had left their keys at unwanted guest. The officer made home. The officer recognized one of the contact with a man and advised him to males from a previous call and knew him leave the residence. to be a member of the church. All winAt 7:12 p.m., an officer was called dows and doors were checked and found to the 200 block of Hope Ave. for found to be secure. Both males were advised drug paraphernalia. The caller reported to wait for a key and enter the church in finding a backpack with drug parapherthe correct way. nalia inside while walking along a path. The officer recovered the backpack and July 12 destroyed all of the items. At 3:03 p.m., an officer received a At 11:21 p.m., an officer stopped a call for damage to property in the 300 vehicle at the intersection of highways block of N. Creek Lane. The outside of 169 and 21 for an equipment violation. a building had been spray painted. The The driver, a man, was arrested for having caller did not have a price estimate on an outstanding warrant. The passenger the amount of damage caused. was allowed to drive the vehicle home. At 7:18 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of N. Varner St. for an July 16 out-of-control juvenile male who was off At 12:26 a.m., officers responded to his medications. The male was out of the 100 block of W. Sixth St. for a domescare and control of himself, and put on tic dispute between a husband and wife. a health-and-safety hold. Allina Ambu- Both parties had been arguing and shovlance transported him to St. Francis ing each other, and the female left the Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. residence with the children. The officers At 9:28 p.m., officers responded to spoke with both parties and advised. the 700 block of Leon St. for a fireworks At 7:02 a.m., a business in the 200 complaint. The officers made contact block of Triangle Lane reported a gas with a small group setting off fireworks drive-off. The officer called the regisand advised them to stop for the tered owner of the vehicle, who advised night. that the car had been sold but the title had not yet been transferred due to the July 13 state government shutdown. The regisAt 4:20 a.m., an officer assisted the tered owner provided contact informaScott County Sheriff’s Office with a car tion for the new owner, and the officer vs. deer rollover accident involving will contacted them to advise them to personal injury. Ridgeview Ambulance return to pay for the fuel. transported the man who was driving to At 10:38 p.m., officers responded St. Francis Regional Medical Center. to a business in the 200 block of TriAt 2:44 p.m., an officer responded angle Lane for a dispute between a to the 700 block of Northland Court for juvenile female and a juvenile male. a theft of a bank card and about $108 from a purse. The caller provided susJuly 17 pect information. The suspects were At 11:58 p.m., an officer stopped a arrested that day for an unrelated crime vehicle at the intersection of Seville and were not in possession of the bank Drive and S. Creek Lane for a driving card. No suspicious transactions had violation. The man who was driving only taken place on the card. had an instructional permit and was the At 7:02 p.m., an officer stopped a only person in the vehicle. The man was motorcycle in the 3000 block of W. cited for a lane-use violation and an 173rd St. for careless driving. The instructional-permit violation. The vedriver, a man, was cited for careless hicle was released to the registered driving, driving after suspension, no owner. motorcycle endorsement, and failure to Listen to the police scanner live online transfer vehicle title. at jordannews.com/crime_beat.
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The car was driven by one of the juveniles, with EdbergAnderson riding in the passenger seat. Officers found a pawn-shop receipt for jewelry, as well as a shotgun barrel, Nikon camera, laptop computer, CD case, necklace, wallet, and other items, according to complaints. In a statement to police, Edberg-Anderson said the four burglarized the house, with Ruud acting as a lookout. Later, they went to the woods and took everything from the woods except the guns, carried it a block away, and split up, according to the statement. In a statement, Ruud told authorities that the group took
about six guns and a TV, and put the items in the woods. Ruud stated that the group was in the house for 45 minutes, and tore it up. The homeowner gave the Jordan Police Department a list of what was allegedly stolen that included 14 items, plus titles to vehicles, checks to a Jordan civic organization, savings bonds, social security cards and cash.
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Scott County youth firea r m s i n st r uc tor s a r e ac cepting registrations for the Minnesota Depar tment of Natural Resources-certified fi rearm safety course starting Aug. 4. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Scott County Law Enforcement Center in Shakopee in Room A241. Classes will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays nights through Aug. 30. There is also a range day from 8 a.m.
DISTRICT COURT David Harold Jelle, 52, Prior Lake, violation of driver’s license restrictions, a gross-misdemeanor, and DWI, a misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 59 days under electronic homemonitoring, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $110 in fines. Bianca Lorray Peterson, 23, Lakeville, theft, a felony. Five years’ probation, 15 days in jail, 30 days under electronic home-monitoring, provide DNA sample, restitution, $85 in fines. Kim Roland Nascene, 41, Shakopee, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Four years’ probation, 30 days in jail, 60 days under electronic home-monitoring, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $585 in fines. Zachary Nelson Squires, 21, Shakopee, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $410 in fines. Juan Roberto Torres, 38, Shakopee, second-degree possession of controlled substances, a felony. Ten years’ probation, six months in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines. Nancy Lynn Traeder, 48, Bloomington, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, abstain from alcohol, complete treatment, $285 in fines.
The following are Scott County District Court felony and gross-misdemeanor dispositions. Defendants either pleaded guilty or were found guilty by the court unless otherwise indicated. Marcus Allen Penilton, 27, Minneapolis, domestic abuse, a grossmisdemeanor. Two years’ probation, no contact with victim(s), anger evaluation, $275 in fines. Johnny Rodriguez Rios, 18, Shakopee, fourth-degree sale of controlled substance, a felony. Fifteen years’ probation, 60 days in jail, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, do not associate with gang members, obtain high school diploma, follow recommendations of evaluation, $460 in fines. Nancy Kay Reeve, 47, Chaska, second-degree sale of controlled substance, a felony. Fifteen years’ probation, one year in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, random tests, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines. Nicole Marie Tupy, 32, Shakopee, driving while intoxicated (DWI), a grossmisdemeanor. Two years’ probation, four days in jail, 86 days under electronic home-monitoring, abstain from alcohol, random tests, follow recommendations of evaluation, $410 in fines.
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Carson Robert Lunde
Edward David Brewster
Jason and Stephanie Lunde of Maple Grove announce the birth of their son, Carson Robert Lunde, on April 25, 2011, in Maple Grove Hospital. The baby boy weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long. He has blue eyes and light brown hair. Carson’s grandparents are Jon and Jill Lunde of Helena Township, near Jordan, and Scott and Yvonne Gerdes of Clara City. He was welcomed home by big brother Jack.
Colin Brewster and Rebecca Meyer announce the birth of their son, Edward David Brewster, at 2:35 a.m. April 1, 2011, at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia. The baby boy weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 17 inches long. He has dark blue eyes and dark brown hair. Edward was baptized June 19, 2011, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shakopee. His grandparents are Ed and Cathy Brewster and Gary and Lisa Schlundt of Indiana and Dave and Betty Meyer of Winsted. His greatgrandparents are Betty Robinson and JoAnn Brewster of Indiana and Glenn and Ramona Meyer of Arlington. Edward was welcomed home by big brother Charles Brewster, 2.
Maya Genevieve Stanton
Stanton Joseph and Alison Stanton of Lakeville announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Genevieve Stanton, at 3:49 a.m. May 13, 2011, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. The baby girl weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She has blue eyes and brown hair. Maya’s grandparents are Mike and Kathy Stanton of Elko New Market, Gary and Mary Wilhelm of Shakopee, and Lori and Bob Seifert of Jordan. Maya was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shakopee. Maya was welcomed home by big brother Shae Dallas.
Oliver Henry Read
Read Daniel and Anne Read announce the birth of their son, Oliver Henry Read, at 9:08 p.m. July 6, 2011, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. The baby boy weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20-1/2 inches long. He has blue eyes and brown hair. Oliver’s grandparents are Jerry and Shirley Read of Carver and Mary Jane LaPlant of Jordan. His great-grandfather is Vern Dokken of Harlingen, Texas.
Adam and Jennifer (Kucera) Niosi
Adam Thomas Frey and Alissa Beth Hentges
Nick Riesgraf and Becky Bigaouette
Adam and Jennifer (Kucera) Niosi were married May 28, 2011, at Bethesda Church in Prior Lake. A reception was held at the Kucera farm in Shakopee. The parents of the couple are Jerry and Rhonda Kucera of Shakopee and Steve and Kim Niosi of Prior Lake. The maid of honor was Angelina Niosi, sister of groom. The bridesmaids were Laura Beth Lundstrom, Allison Hagen, Holly Beaudry and Jill Kandel. The personal attendant was Erica Gulbranson. The flower girl was Flora DeVries. Nathan Kucera, brother of bride, was the best man. The groomsmen were Jake Hawkins, Andy Hentges, Jesse Taylor and Joren Kandel. The ushers were Joe Graham and Ryan Gjerde. The ring bearer was Sylvan DeVries Musicians at the ceremony were Danielle Pinsonneault, Joe Pint and Ryan Gjerde. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Mark Matychuk, pastor. Brigitte Pinsonneault read scripture during the wedding. Jennifer attended Crown College and is a kindergarten teacher at New Prague schools. Adam attended Jordan High School and is a Farmers Insurance agent. The couple resides in Jordan.
Alissa Beth Hentges and Adam Thomas Frey, both of Jordan, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Hentges is the daughter of Paul and Marilyn Hentges of Jordan. She attended Jordan High School and St. Thomas University and is employed in the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel’s human ser vices/ payroll department. Frey is the son of Gary and Mary Frey of Jordan. He attended Jordan High School and Minnesota State University in Mankato, and is a Metropolitan Mosquito Control District field operations supervisor. A wedding is planned for Sept. 24, 2011, at St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan, with a reception to follow at the Park Ballroom in New Prague.
Becky Bigaouette, daughter of Mike and Mary Ann Bigaouette of Belle Plaine, along with Nick Riesgraf, son of Steve and Karen Riesgraf of Jordan are pleased to announce their engagement. Becky is a 2000 graduate of Belle PLaine High School. She is employed at Waconia school district as a physical education teacher. Nick is a 1997 graduate of Jordan High School and is employed at Entegris in Chaska. Becky and Nick will be married Aug. 6, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan. They will make their home in Waconia.
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Head for the fair This year’s Scott County Fair runs July 27-31 in St. Lawrence Township, near Jordan. Here is the schedule of events:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 9 a.m. – 4-H rabbit show,
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noon – All exhibit buildings open
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2 p.m. – Master Gardener
2 p.m. – Master Gardener tour, garden north of fair office
4 p.m. – Livestock demonstrations
5 p.m. – Carnival opens
5:30 p.m. – Straw dive,
3:30 p.m. – Straw dive,
Pastors Joseph and Colleen Thunker
5:30 p.m. – Straw dive, outside building 11
6:30 p.m. – Straw dive, outside building 11
4 p.m. – 4-H beef show, cattle barn
6 p.m. – Chainsaw carving auction, cattle barn
7 p.m. – Motocross, grandstand
4 p.m. – Draft horse show, south ring (hitches)
6 p.m. – Master Gardener tour, garden north of fair office
10:30 p.m. – Nightly cash drawing
4 p.m. – KCHK polka event, gazebo
6:30 p.m. – Straw dive, outside building 11
4 p.m. – Yak and Yarn spinning demonstration, creative arts building
7 p.m. – Demo derby, grandstand
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1 p.m. – 4-H and open class dairy show, cattle barn
6:30 p.m. – Straw dive, outside building 11
1 p.m. – Lollipop the Clown, gazebo
7 p.m. – Autocross, grandstand
2 p.m. – Carnival opens
7 p.m. – Halls of Magic, Entertainment Square
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8 p.m. – GB Leighton, Beer garden
2 p.m. – Quilting demonstration, creative arts building
8 p.m. – Machine 22 and Mother Earth, Entertainment Square
10:30 p.m. – Nightly cash
Sunday Worship Schedule 9:30 am Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Pastor: Steve Thompson
Phone (952) 492-2099 Fax (952) 492-6884
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outside building 11 4:30 p.m. – Halls of Magic,
8 a.m. – Open horse show,
games, north ring
5 p.m. – 4-H sheep show,
8 a.m. – Draft horse halter
show, halter ring
5:30 p.m. – Straw dive,
outside building 11
8:30 a.m. – 4-H goat show, sheep barn
6 p.m. – Merriam’s Midway unlimited ride wristband special
9 a.m. – Open beef show, cattle barn (Minnesota Shorthorn show to follow)
6 p.m. – Master Gardener
10 a.m. – All exhibit buildings
tour, garden north of fair office
6:30 p.m. – Straw dive,
10 a.m. – 4-H pet and cat show, gazebo
outside building 11
10:30 a.m. – 4-H Arts in Performance, Entertainment Square 11 a.m. – Children’s ID,
7:30 p.m. – 4-H Fashion
creative arts building
Review, Entertainment Square beer garden
12:30 p.m. – Kids pedal pull registration, Entertainment Square
10:30 p.m. – Nightly cash
1 p.m. – Carnival opens
1 p.m. – Merriam’s Midway unlimited ride wristband special
8 p.m. – Aces & Eights DJ,
FRIDAY, JULY 29 Senior Day 8 a.m. – Upper Midwest Stock Dog Challenge, field north of parking lot
4-H Poultry Show, Sheep barn
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 313 E. Second Street, Jordan, MN 55352 Church 952-492-2640 School 952-492-2030
8 a.m. – Upper Midwest Stock Dog Challenge, field north of parking lot
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12:30 p.m. – Halls of Magic, Entertainment Square
Hope Lutheran Church
arena 6 p.m. – Master Gardener tour, garden north of fair office
7 p.m. – Performing Arts & Share the Fun Showcase
Join us for Family Worship
5:30 p.m. – Straw dive,
10 a.m. – Open class sheep
St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 100 West Sixth Street, Jordan
Performance, Entertainment Square
10 a.m. – All exhibit buildings
7 p.m. – Truck and tractor pull, grandstand
5:30 p.m. – 4-H Arts in
8:30 a.m. – 4-H horse show, north horse arena
Come worship with us this Sunday!!
4 p.m. – Draft horse show, south ring (hitches)
tour, garden north of fair office
3 p.m. – Halls of Magic, Entertainment Square
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4 p.m. – 4-H cattle auction, cattle barn
3:30 p.m. – Senior citizen program, gazebo
2 p.m. – Master Gardener tour, garden north of fair office
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday: 9:00 am - Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship 10:00 am - Morning Worship Service
3:30 p.m. – Wild Rose Cloggers, gazebo
6 p.m. – Master Gardener
3:30 p.m. – Straw dive,
3:30 p.m. – Straw dive, outside building 11
outside building 11
2 p.m. – Kids day carnival
3 p.m. – Halls of Magic,
3 p.m. – Homemade soda pop demonstration, creative arts building
outside building 11
11 a.m. – Children’s ID, creative arts building
312 Water St., Jordan, MN 55352
3 p.m. – All-Star Karaoke,
2 p.m. – Master Gardener tour, garden north of fair office
5:30 p.m. – 4-H Arts in Performance, Entertainment Square
Sunday Service - 10:00am
2 p.m. – Halls of Magic,
8 a.m. – 4-H swine show, swine barn
Rooted in Love... Abounding with Fruit.
tour, garden north of fair office
3:30 p.m. – Straw dive, outside building 11
THURSDAY, JULY 28
Children’s ID, Creative Arts
sheep barn (open class to follow)
All Exhibit Buildings Open
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Hall said kids find out who’s the smartest kid, who’s the strongest kid, and they complete seemingly impossible tasks. The young volunteers get the glory. “The kids get to be the stars in a lot of cases,” Hall said. The next type of show is called Kids Mania. “It’s more about contests and prizes and things like that,” Hall said. It includes an ugly face contest, in which kids make the ugliest face possible. “You’d be amazed at some of the faces you get,” Hall said. There’s also the dance like your parents contest that comes with costumes from past decades.
7:30 p.m. – Voodoo Butter (classic rock), Entertainment Square 8 p.m. – The Ramblin’ River Band, beer garden 10:30 p.m. – Nightly cash drawing
SUNDAY, JULY 31 8 a.m. – Upper Midwest
Stock Dog Challenge, field north of parking lot 8 a.m. – Open horse show, pleasure, north ring 9 a.m. – Open goat show, sheep barn 11 a.m. – All exhibit buildings open 11 a.m. – Children’s ID, creative arts building 1 p.m. – Carnival opens 1 p.m. – Merriam’s Midway
unlimited ride wristband special 1 p.m. – Denny and the Dawgs, beer garden 1 p.m. – Draft horse show, south ring (hitches) 1 p.m. – Yak and Yarn knitting demonstration, creative arts building 1 p.m. – 4-H Arts in Performance, Entertainment Square 1 p.m. – Haybale toss, between cattle and swine barns 2 p.m. – Celebrity milking contest, outside cattle barn 2 p.m. – Master Gardener tour, garden north of fair office 3 p.m. – 4-H Royal Showmanship Contest, cattle barn 3:30 p.m. – Straw dive, outside building 11 5:30 p.m. – Straw dive, outside building 11 6 p.m. – All exhibits released 6 p.m. – Nightly cash drawing
Grandstand ickets cost $10 for adults or $5 for children ages 6-12. Children age 5 or younger get in for free.
1 p.m. – Kids pedal pull, Entertainment Square
Admission to the fair is free. There is a daily parking fee of $5 a vehicle. Season parking passes cost $20.
1:30 p.m. – Wild Rose Cloggers, Gazebo
All fair activities are scheduled to run rain or shine.
2 p.m. – Mary & Friends polka band, beer garden
The fairgrounds are located at 7151 190th St. W. in St. Lawrence Township, near Jordan.
2 p.m. – Amateur talent contest, Entertainment Square
“It’s really fun to watch, and it’s fun to do, too,” Hall said. Finally, there’s the Extreme Magic show that includes acts like the arm chopper, the chair of death, a strait jacket escape, and the Las Vegas slicer. “The teenagers are going to like it, everybody is going to like it,” Hall said.
SLICE, LAUGH, REPEAT For Hall, the cooler months are spent performing at resorts, corporate gigs, casinos, or shows in Las Vegas. In summer, Hall enjoys his “county fair season,” and is looking forward to appearing at the Scott County Fair for the first time, he said. The Halls of Entertainment puts on a potpourri of performances – everything from weddings,
For more information, go to scottcountyfair.com.
beach parties, kids shows, and magic shows. This year, Hall made it to Las Vegas Week in the NBC show “America’s Got Talent.” Hall said his act was around the top 80 out of about 25,000 auditions, and “got through two of the semifinals, so that was pretty good.” He’ll be bringing one of the acts he performed on the show to Scott County. Hall also performed at the Mall of America last Halloween, and has done shows at Mystic Lake Casino, Treasure Island Casino, General Mills, Carnival Cruises, the University Of Minnesota, and the Minnesota State Fair. “Make sure you bring your camera. “We’ll be bringing a lot of friends and family up there,” Hall said.
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ourNeighbors Years ago, Ridges restaurant holds 13-day grand opening 70 YEARS AGO The largest gladioli flower raiser, Seb Spandel, informs us that the flowers are two weeks ahead of season. The big reason is the best-ever weather. “Clean wiping rags wanted,” a house ad in the Jordan Independent said. “No buttons. For printers use. Five cents per pound.” H.O. Schroeder, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway train depot agent for 17 years in Jordan, took his own life Monday. They found him in a ravine a Lagoon Park, a gunshot wound to the head. All plans are in order now for the village of Prior Lake to start on their new school, the purchase of the Gannon property, and financing. Miss La Verne Kreuser of Marystown enjoyed a few-hour visit from her friend Miss Rita Hennen of Shakopee. No dumping at Lagoon Park of any kind. If caught, you will be prosecuted, according to Dr. Phillips, chairman. Marlin Fahrenkamp, while working for the Haferman and Stark crew of Lydia has his right arm caught in the rock crusher at the E. Wermerskirchen gravel pit in Helena Township. It’s grain-cutting time for winter and spring wheat and
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The Scott County Fair has a long history. It was once staged in Jordan, at the current site of the Mini-Met ballpark. This photo of the 4-H Colt Club judging in the 1926 Scott County Fair was a preview for coming festivities, and was printed in the Thursday, Sept. 8, 1927 edition of the Jordan Independent. “This year’s Colt Club figures on having nine colts on exhibition at the fair,” it was noted. Spring Lake has many lakes – Spring, Prior, Kanes, Carl, Cynthia, Fish, Ric, Campbell, Sutton, Crystal, Cleary, Howard and Buck and St. Catherine, according to Francis Mueller, township clerk. “White Front Bar in Jordan will sponsor their annual fishing contest,” an ad in the JI said. “With larger prizes. Don Allmann, proprietor.” “Famous Princess Diamonds,” an ad in the JI said. “We will not be
oats, according to word from Benedict and St. Joe. Another railcar load of tractors was unloaded at the railhead in Prior Lake and then headed to Farrell Bros. Implement dealer in Prior Lake. Jordan’s townball team defeated Hopkins 12-4.
50 YEARS AGO Spring Lake Township, in a changing time from rural and lakes to development, has 2,500 people, more than most towns in Scott County.
undersold. Izzy’s Jewelry, Jordan.” A feature event at the Scott County Fair will be the tugof-war contest. Sixteen teams can apply at Lucas Hardware. This year, at the Scott County Fair, prominent radio and TV personality Cleeland Card (Axel) will be a new feature Aug. 10. As close of June 30, 1961, Northwestern State Bank of Jordan recorded more than $2.6 million in assets, according to L.J. Schneiderhan, president. The Prior Lake Jays defeated the Brewers 11-4. In the city softball league, Pekarna Packers and Corner Bar battled away in a 14-13 slugfest that Pekarna won. Spartans was the name chosen for the Jordan girls summer rec softball team.
30 YEARS AGO Jordan school district negotiator Jim Knutson came back to Jordan Education Association with more than a 16 percent increase in salary – 8 percent in 1982 and 8 percent in 1983. JEA’s first proposal
was a 59 percent increase during the same two years. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports this year’s pheasant population was up by one-third statewide. Bill Sobiek and Rubin Boettcher were cutting grain at Threshers Park this week, getting reading for their threshing show the first weekend in August. Four-Hers, church groups and county fair staff readied the grounds and booths for the upcoming Scott County Fair July 23-26, according to Maynard Harms, president of the fair board. More than 20,000 people attend the fourday event. Ken and Vern Crane returned home recently from their trip to Alaska, the last state for them to visit. In their many travels, they have visited all 50 states. Jordan’s summer recreation program will hold a basketball clinic for children ages 8-10. The coach is Mike Harrington.
10 YEARS AGO Elmer Heid, 54, of Des Moines, Iowa, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide after he broadsided a car driven by Ken Eischens of Jordan, who died.
Two hundred eighty-five tons of draft horses will compete for prizes at the Scott County Fair this year. New hitches were added this year. Police report: Fireworks were being ignited on Leon Street. Sam’s Club will be built next to Wal-Mart in Shakopee. St. Patrick’s annual church festival will be held July 22. The Ridges at Sand Creek golf course’s new restaurant will hold its grand opening July 19-31, according to Ann Holzer, event coordinator. Jordan fans will be invited to the ballpark Friday for Hog Wild Night, as the Brewers play the Prior Lake Jays. The Brewers lost to St. Patrick 6-5, to Cold Spring 10-0, and to Dundas 3-0. The Scott West Panthers will hold a carp-a-thon as a fund-raiser for the wrestling program. It will take place along the Minnesota River, off of County Road 9. Contact Don Zilverberg. Looking Back is a regular feature of the Jordan Independent for which information is gleaned from past issues of your local newspaper. If you have a question or comment about the column, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
July 21-27 American Legion Post No. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, 21755 Ridge Drive, Sand Creek Township, (952) 4925599 Carver/Scott County Master Gardeners’ Evenings in the Garden, including “Nip & Tuck” your perennials, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, Scott County Fairgrounds Teaching Gardens, 7151 W. 190th St., St. Lawrence Township, near Jordan, (952) 492-5410 Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, the Presbyterian Church of Le Sueur, 404 Turril St., Le Sueur, (507) 665-2587
Jordan Brewers town baseball free beverage and popcorn night, 7:30 p.m. Friday July 22, Mini-Met ballpark, 401 Rice St. S., Jordan, leaguelineup.com/ welcome.asp?url=jordanbrewers, (952) 412-8717 or firstname.lastname@example.org Carver-Scott Humane Society baked goods sale, 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Gazebo Park, Highway 41 and Fourth Street in Chaska, (952) 3683553 (line 4) or carverscotths.org Fare for All pickup, 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, Hope Lutheran Church, 100 Hope Ave., Jordan, (952) 492-6077 Jordan Brewers town baseball youth day, including free ice cream for youths, 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, Mini-Met ball-
park, 401 Rice St. S., Jordan, leaguelineup.com/welcome. asp?url=jordanbrewers, (952) 4128717 or email@example.com Jordan Parks and Recreation Commission, 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, Jordan Government Center, 210 E. First St., (952) 492-2535 Jordan Safety Committee, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, Jordan Government Center, 210 E. First St., (952) 492-2535 Scott County Board, 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee, (952) 496-8100 City of Jordan open house related to proposed pedestrian crossings over
or under Highway 169, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Jordan High School, 600 Sunset Drive, (952) 492-2535 Scott County Fair Board, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 7151 190th St. W., St. Lawrence Township near Jordan, (952) 492-2436 Co-Dependents Anonymous, 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Hope Lutheran Church, 201 Hope Ave., Jordan, (952) 492-5021 Jordan Brewers town baseball free admission and peanuts night, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Mini-Met ballpark, 401 Rice St. S., Jordan, leaguelineup.com/welcome. asp?url=jordanbrewers, (952) 4128717 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jordan’s amazing run ends Two one-run losses doom Post No. 3 BY TODD ABELN firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tanner Oakes and the rest of the Jordan American Legion team finished the season with a 13-10 record, which included six one-run losses. Below — Post No. 3 third baseman Johnny Kreuser reaches back to catch a popup.
It wasn’t supposed to end this early. The Jordan American Legion baseball team has made a habit of playing into late July and early August, but this year, that won’t happen. Post No. 3 came up just short, two runs, of extending their season this weekend at John Burch Field in Cannon Falls. Jordan lost both of its games in the Division II Third District Tournament to get eliminated from the tournament and not qualify for the state tournament. It is the fi rst time in eight years that Post No. 3 won’t win the Third District title and compete in the Division II state tournament. Both losses were heartbreaking, as the players, coaches and fans left John Burch Field after each game saying, “How did that happen?” Post No. 3 opened the tournament by facing the No. 1-seeded team from League A, Le SueurHenderson. Jordan, the No. 4 seed from League A, gave Le Sueur everything they could muster but fell 5-4 on Saturday afternoon. Jordan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fi rst inning when it loaded the bases with nobody out and pushed across two runs on a sacrifice fly and a Johnny Kreuser single. “It was an early missed opportunity,” head coach Ron Beckman said. Le Sueur answered by scoring single runs in each of the fi rst three innings off of starting pitcher Tanner Oakes to take a 3-2 lead. Jordan tied it in the fifth inning, when Micah Hennen’s sacrifice fly plated Nick Heitkamp. In the seventh, Post No. 3 regained the lead when Hennen singled home Michael Huss, who started the rally by getting hit by a pitch. Jordan led 4-3 going into the bottom of the seventh, but Le Sueur rallied for two runs with two outs to send Jordan into the loser’s bracket.
BACK AGAINST THE WALL By losing the opening game of the tournament, Jordan was one more loss from ending its season. Post No. 3 played the host team, Cannon Falls, and led 3-0 when the bottom fell out from under them and Jordan couldn’t recover. Hennen doubled home Oakes in the first inning, Adam Althoff scored on a Huss’ double in the second, and Dillon Lee scored on an infield hit after he tripled in the fourth inning. After the top of the fourth inning, Jordan led 3-0 and was cruising along. Starting pitcher Lee had faced only 10 batters in
the first three innings and appeared to have his good stuff. T hat ’s when ever y t hi ng changed. This is how the bottom of the fourth went: error, walk, walk, strikeout, walk, hit batter, walk, pitching change, hit batter, walk, fielder’s choice, three-run double, strikeout. After the third out was recorded, Jordan trailed 8-3. Yep, Cannon Falls scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth on just one hit. Jordan walked five, hit two batters and made an error in the frightful bottom half of the inning. Post No. 3 didn’t pack it in, though, instead rallying for two runs in the fi fth. Jordan cut the lead to 8-5 on RBI by Hennen and Nate Beckman. I n t he s event h , Jor d a n scored two more times to cut the lead to 8-7 before falling and getting eliminated from the tournament.
LEGION NOTES I
Post No. 3 ended the season with a 13-10 record that included a 10-6 league record, 11-6 regular season record, 2-2 league playoff record and 0-2 Third District record for a 2-4 post-season record. Jordan lost six of its 10 games by one run. I Oakes is the only player not eligible to return in 2011. Oakes batted .460 (29 for-63), which is the highest batting average dating back to 2004 when Legion records have been kept. Oakes also led the team with 20 runs scored, 17 walks and a .568 on-base percentage. On the mound, Oakes went 6-1 with a 1.81 ERA. I Oakes is tied, along with Mike Dabu and Brendan Heitkamp, for 10th in career Legion games played with 83. Oakes is: third in hits with 91; tied with T.J. Oakes for eighth in runs with 51; third in on-base percentage at .500; third in wins with 21; fourth in ERA at 1.68; and fourth in strikeouts with 172. I Other seniors on the team with remaining eligibility are Althoff, Matt Busch and Lee. I Other top hitters in 2011 include Hennen at .338 (22-for65) with five home runs, 14 runs and 20 runs batted in, Lee at .291 (16-for-55) with 15 runs and 16 runs batted in. I Oakes (6-1, 1.81 ERA), Lee (2-4, 2.58 ERA), Althoff (3-3, 5.31 ERA) each pitched more than 30 innings. Kreuser went 1-1 in 15 innings with a 0.89 ERA. I Other fi rst-round scores from the Third District Tournament include Belle Plaine 4, Cannon Falls 2. Kenyon scored four seventh-inning runs to defeat Sibley East 6-4. Watertown pounded Pine Island 17-5. I In the other Sunday loser’s bracket game, Sibley East edged Pine Island 5-4. And in winner’s bracket games, Le Sueur crushed Belle Plaine 9-2 and Kenyon shutout Watertown 4-0.
Millers pick up wins against Faribault, Twin Cities Goats The Millers welcomed Faribault to Jordan on a steamy Saturday afternoon and sent the Flames home with an 8-1 defeat. Chris Beaner made his Millers debut on the mound after a couple years away from baseball. The former Jordan Aler pitched three strong innings, allowing only one run on four hits. The Millers gave him all the support he would need in the
fi rst inning, sending 10 men to the plate, scoring four runs. The Flames scratched out a run on three singles in the second, but the Millers answered with two runs in the bottom of the third. Pete Buesgens and Bryon Schroeder delivered back-toback, two-out, RBI singles. Jordan would add single runs in the fourth and fi fth innings, making the fi nal score 8-1.
Buesgens and D.J. Noyes each had three hits on the afternoon, and Bill Piotroski added two hits and two RBI. Troy Mahoney and Piotroski finished up the game on the mound. Mahoney threw three shutout innings, and Piotroski struck out the side in the seventh inning to end the game.
RALLY TIME The Millers sent veteran Larry Gessler to the mound
to face the newly formed Twin Cities Goats. The Goats, in the first season, have struggled to a 0-10 start to the season. However, they jumped to the early lead, plating two runs on two hits and three walks in the first inning. The Millers tied the game in the bottom of the second with RBI singles from Noyce and Piotroski. Jordan then took the lead in the bottom of the fourth, as
Buesgens delivered a two-out, bases-loaded single. In the fi fth, the Goats used four hits, a walk, and a hit batter to take a 5-3 lead and end the day of Gessler. In the bottom half of the fifth, the Millers tied the score. Troy Mahoney led off the inning with a single and advanced to third on a Chris Rook double. Schroeder g rounded out to second, plating Mahoney
and John Noonan singled to score Rook. Noonan then took the mound and held the Goats without a hit over the next two frames. Jordan scored two in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead and the win with Rook’s RBI single being the big blow. The Millers travel to Prior Lake for a 7:30 p.m. game on Monday and host Eden Prairie at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mini-Met.
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Special events slated at Mini-Met
On to nationals Jordanâ€™s Lexie Erickson and Belle Plaineâ€™s Kelsey Stender both play for the Bloomington based IMPACT team in the 16-and-under age group. This past weekend, they played in the state tournament in Coon Rapids and won a trip to the American Softball Association (ASA) national softball tournament. They have now secured two national berths, they travel to Kansas City for the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) World Series on July 25, and they also will go to the ASA world series in Michigan the week of Aug. 2. Erickson is pictured top row, fourth from left.
With July being Fan Appreciation Month the Jordan Brewers are having specials for fans attending their games at the Mini-Met. Below is a listing of the events: I Sunday, July 24, against Shakopee â€“ First to fifth innings: free ice cream and free admission for fans ages 20 and younger I Tuesday, July 26, against St. Louis Park â€“ First to fi fth inning: free peanuts and free admission for everyone.
Brewers Youth Jersey Night is Sunday The Jordan Brewers Youth Jersey Night is scheduled for this Sunday. All Jordan youth baseball, softball, near-ball and t-ball players can wear their team jerseys and get into the game free, arrive before the end of the fi rst inning and get free ice cream at the â€œ5th inning stretch,â€? and join the team on the foul line for the national anthem. The Brewers take on the t wo - t i m e d e fe n d i n g s t at e champions, Shakopee Indians, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mini-Met.
Eighth-grader throws no-no SUBMITTED PHOTO
3-time winners The Jordan 12-1 volleyball team has had an amazing season. They won the Heartland Juniors Tournament, Pierz Invitational and the Orono Juniors. They finished second in the Star of the North tournament and the North Central Region Regional Metro tournament. They finished third in the Gold Division of the Eastview Juniors tournament. Pictured are (from left): front row, Brooke Sievers, Paige Johnson, Emma Adamek, Rachel Seifert, Ansley Miller; back row, Katie Gray, Ashley Freund, Colleen Chambers, Nicole Tiedman, and Lexie Chambers.
PHOTO BY THOMAS TWEETEN
Jumping for show Vanessa Stroh of Chaska participated in a horse show at Heiland Hill Training Center on Saturday, July 9, in Sand Creek Township, near Jordan. The Great Prairie Jumper Schooling Show was organized by Great Prairie Sports as a fund-raiser in hopes of building an equestrian sporting venue at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. An environmental learning center is also hoped for there. Great Prairie Sports is a nonprofit organization aimed at reducing obesity and promoting fitness.
Jordan eighth-grader Jacob Allen threw a no-hitter for the Jordan maroon Minnesota River League baseball team on Thursday, July 7. The Maroon team defeated the Jordan White team 9-0. He struck out 14 and walked one in the win for the maroon team.
Freeze softball team hosts fall tryouts Initial fall tryouts for 12U and 14U Minnesota F reeze softball teams will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. The Freeze is a nonprofit organization focused on girls youth fastpitch softball. Teams are based predominately in the Prior Lake/Savage school district. Fall softball is a short fiveweek season. Cost of the fall softball program is $130 per player. Players interested in playing for the Freeze must fi ll out the registration form and attend the tryout session. Previous coach contact in for mation must be available. If you miss the initial fall softball registration and tryouts, there may be additional opportunities available to tryout. Send an e -mai l in fo @ mnfreeze.org for more information. An alternate tryout date is available. Please send an e-mail info@ mnfreeze.org for arranging the alternate tryout option. If youâ€™re interested in coaching the 12U and 14U fall teams, send an e-mail to info @mnfreeze.org. Visit the website, mnfreeze. org, today for more information, or call (952) 479-0814.
PHOTO BY TODD ABELN
Mitch Ries watches as his hit drops for a base hit for the Brewers.
Rough stretch for local 9 Four games left before playoffs BY TODD ABELN email@example.com
For the first time all season, things arenâ€™t going the Jordan Brewersâ€™ way. The Brewers have lost three games in a row and five of their last six games. Now is not a good ti me to start struggling because the playoffs are two weeks away. â€œItâ€™s been a little rough lately, which is to be expected when you play against very good teams,â€? manager Jason Chalupsky said. â€œThe last couple of games, we just havenâ€™t been hitting with runners in scoring position. I believe that the last two games we have left double-digit guys on base in each one. â€œThe spirits are still high, as everyone is aware that this was and is are toughest stretch of our schedule. â€œWe just need to concentrate a little more now and get back to having good at-bats like the earlier part of the year. I have the utmost confidence that this team will do that.â€? Jordan has four more games left on the schedule, with two against two-time defending state champions Shakopee, before the playoffs begin on Friday, July 29. The Brewers and Shakopee will see a lot of each other dur-
ing the next few weeks, as they play two regular-season games and then play in a best-of-three series in the fi rst round of the Section 3B playoffs. The winner of the best-of-three series will advance to the state tournament. The two teams are locked in at second and third places in the section standings, with Chaska finishing first and Victoria in fourth place. Chaska and Victoria will play each other in the fi rst round. The two reg ular-season games left between the Brewers and Shakopee will determine who will get home-field advantage in the playof fs. Shakopee sits at 4-3 and Jordan at 3-3 in the section. â€œIt would be nice to have home-field advantage, but both teams have played so many games at each others park, it isnâ€™t going to make to much of a difference,â€? Chalupsky said. â€œThe nice thing with facing Shakopee first in the playoffs is that we get the first chance to knock off the defending champs.â€?
FIRST MATCHUP Jordan and Shakopee met for the fi rst time of the year last Sunday night. Shakopee beat Jordan 6-5 at Joe Schleper Stadium in Shakopee. In the oppressive heat, neither team could come up with the big hit to pull away for the easy win. Jordan led 2- 0 after the first inning, when Cul len Bahn doubled home two runs
off of Shakopee starter Chris Rupert. Shakopee responded with a four-run third inning off of Trent Bohnsack. They added two more in the fourth to grab a 6-2 lead. Jordan scratched away at the lead with single runs in the fi fth, seventh and ninth i n n i n g s, but c ou ld nâ€™t get the big hit to tie or take the lead. Bahn and Evan Lucius each had two RBI in the loss. Alex Beckman had three hits.
SHUTOUT Last Thursday, Jordan lost 3-0 to Green Isle at the MiniMet. Jordan could only muster five hits in the loss. Mitch Bockenstedt gave up three runs, two of which were earned, in seven innings and was saddled with the loss.
YOUTH NIGHT The Jordan Brewers Youth Jersey Night is scheduled for this Sunday. All Jordan youth baseball, softball, near-ball and T-ball players who wear a team jersey get into the game free. Those who arrive before the end of the fi rst inning will get free ice cream at the â€œfifthinning stretch,â€? and join the team on the foul line for the national anthem. The Brewers take on the t wo -t i me defend i n g st at e champions, Shakopee Indians, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mini-Met.
St. Benedict team moves into first The St. Benedict Saints defeated Prior Lake 5-4 on Sunday to edge in front of New Market for fi rst place in the Dakota-Rice-Scott Blue Divison standings. The Saints are 13-7 while New Market is 13-8. Both teams will finish their regular season schedules this weekend. St. Benedict got a complete
game performance from Jacob Wolf. Wolf beat the Mudcats for the second time this season. He yielded just five hits and one earned run. He earned his team-leading sixth win. The offense scored twice in the first inning. Jeremy Heitkamp singled and Jordan Kivel reached on an error. Both runners scored on
Dave Sherryâ€™s double. St. Benedict plated two more runs in the fourth. Heitkamp and Chris Pauly scored on back-to-back hits by Kivel and Sherry. Heitkamp drove in the eventual game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Sherry had a big day at the plate going 4 for 5 with 3 RBI.
2011 Jordan Summer Sports Almanac Jordan American Legion
Mon., June 6 ............ at Montgomery ........................................ Win, 16-8 Wed., June 8 ..........Sibley East ............................................. Loss, 8-1 Thur., June 9 ...........Lester Prairie (doubleheader) ..Win, 6-1; Win, 11-1 Sat., June 11 ...........at Mayer (doubleheader)............. Win, 5-4; Loss, 1-0 Mon., June 13 ..........at Watertown............................................... Win, 5-3 Wed., June 15 ..........at Belle Plaine ........................................... Loss, 2-1 Fri., June 17 .............at Le Sueur-Henderson ............... Win, 3-1; Loss, 8-5 Mon., June 20.........Norwood-Young America .........Win, 10-4; Loss, 4-1 Wed., June 22 .........Watertown .............................................. Win, 9-5 Fri., June 24 ...........Belle Plaine, Field No. 2 .......................... Loss, 1-0 Mon., June 27 ..........at Sibley East ........................................... Win, 10-0 Wed., June 29 .........Montgomery ............................................ Win, 6-1 Sat., July 2..............Ely .......................................................... Win, 4-1 Tues., July 5 ............Norwood-Young America ............................. Win, 7-6 Thur., July 7..............at Watertown.............................................. Loss, 5-4 Sat., July 9 ...............Sibley East ................................................. Win, 4-3 Sun., July 10 ............Belle Plaine ............................................... Loss, 5-2 Sat., July 16.............Le Sueur-Henderson at Cannon Falls ......... Loss, 5-4 Sun., July 17 ............at Cannon Falls.......................................... Loss, 8-7
Sun., May1 ................. Gaylord Islanders ...............................................Win 13-3 Sun., May 8 ..................at Le Sueur Braves ................................................Win, 11-0 Tues., May 10................at Veseli Warriors ....................................................Win,10-8 Fri., May 13 ................ Delano Athletics .................................................Win, 2-1 Sun., May 15 ................at Chanhassen Redbirds ......................................Loss, 10-8 Fri., May 20...................at Valley City (N.D.) Saints.....................................Win, 15-6 Sat., May 21 .................at Moorhead Expos ................................................. Win, 1-0 Sun., May 22 ................at Clear Lake Lakers ................................................ Win, 7-0 Thur., May 28 ............. St. Peter Saints.................................................Win, 12-1 Mon., May 30 ............. Chaska Cubs .....................................................Loss, 3-0 Mon., May 30 ............. Chaska Cubs ......................................................Win, 2-1 Thur., June 2 .............. Fairfax Cardinals..................................................Win 8-7 Fri., June 3 ................. St. Benedict Saints .............................................Win, 8-1 Sat., June 4 ................ Owatonna Aces .................................................Win, 11-2 Sun., June 5 ............... Fairmont Martins ............................................Win, 19-18 Fri., June10 ................ Prior Lake Jays ...................................................Loss, 5-3 Sun., June 12.............. Victoria Vicâ€™s.......................................................Win, 8-4 Thur., June 16 ...............at Prior Lake Jays ................................................... Loss, 6-5 Fri., June17 ...................at New Prague Orioles ............................................. Win, 7-4 Sat., June 18 ................at New Ulm Kaiserhoff............................................. Win, 5-1 Thur., June 23 ............. Victoria Vicâ€™s.....................................................Win, 13-1 Fri.,June 24 ................ Belle Plaine Tigers ..............................................Win, 5-4 Sun., June 25.............. St. Benedict Saints (Baseball Day).....................Win, 11-3 Thur., June 30 ...............at Chaska Cubs ..................................................... Loss, 8-0 Fri., July 8 ................... St. Louis Park ....................................................Loss, 5-3 Sat., July 9.................. Blue Earth Pirates ...............................................Win, 3-1 Sat., July 9.................. Sauk Rapids Cyclones ........................................Loss, 5-4 Thur., July 14 .............. Green Isle Irish ..................................................Loss, 3-0 Sun., July 17 .................at Shakopee Indians .............................................. Loss, 6-5 Tues., July19 .................at Victoria Vics ...................................................... 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 22 ................. Shakopee Indians .............................................7:30 p.m. Sun., July 24 .............. Shakopee Indians ..................................................6 p.m. Tues., July 26 .............. St. Louis Park ...................................................7:30 p.m.
Mon., June 6...........Webster Wildcats .................................Win, 14 - 9 Sun., June 12 ..........at Northfield Millers ................................ Loss, 14-0 Mon., June 13.........Union Hill Pitbulls .................................. Loss, 8-1 Mon., June 27.........Veseli Vulcans ....................................... Loss, 3-2 Mon., July 11 ...........at Belle Plaine Gray Tigers ......................... Loss, 5-0 Fri., July 15 .............Edina Grays .......................................... 7:30 p.m. Sun., July 17 ............at Shoreview Seafoam Hawks ...................... 6 p.m. Wed., July 20 ..........St. Patrick Shamrocks ........................... 7:30 p.m. Sun., July 24 ............at Faribault Flames .................................. 7:30 p.m. Wed., July 27 ..........Le Center Braves ................................... 7:30 p.m. Sun., July 31 ...........St. Louis Park Cardinals ........................ 7:30 p.m. Thur., Aug. 4 ...........Eden Prairie Lionâ€™s Tap .......................... 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 7............New Hope Bandits ..................................... 5 p.m. Tues., Aug. 9 ...........Lonsdale Jokers .................................... 7:30 p.m.
Fri., May 13 ............Edina Grays ............................................ Loss, 7-6 Fri., June 3 .............NorthďŹ eld Millers .................................Win, 12 - 2 Sun., June 5.............at Slayton Barnstormers............................. Loss, 7-2 Wed., June 8 ............at Belle Plaine Gray Tigers ........................ Loss, 10-0 Tues., June 14.........Shakopee Chiefs ................................... 7:30 p.m. Thur., June 16 ..........at Bloomington Eagles .............................. Loss, 6-1 Sun., July 10 ............at Braemar Bees......................................... Win, 2-0 Wed., July 13 ..........Twin City Goats ........................................ Win, 7-5 Sun., July 16 ...........Faribault Flames .................................... Win, 8-1 Mon., July 18 ..........at Prior Lake .......................................... Loss, 5-4 Thur., July 21 ..........Eden Prairie Lionâ€™s Tap ........................... 7:30 p.m. Tues., July 26 ..........Waconia Islanders ..................................... 7 p.m. Thur., July 28 ..........Lonsdale Jokers..................................... 7:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 3 ...........Searles Bullheads ................................. 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 7 .............at Veseli Vulcans ........................................... 2 p.m.
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