2011 football season preview
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JORDAN HUBMEN Football Preview 2011 Schedule
All games start at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 Waterville-Elysian-Mo rristown Sept. 9 at Montgomery-Lonsdale Sept. 16 at Watertown-Mayer Sept. 23 Sibley East Sept. 30 Norwood-Young America Oct. 7 at Belle Plaine Oct. 14 at Le Sueur-Henderson Oct. 19 Mayer Lutheran
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Nate Beckman (No. 8) is in a competition for the quarterback position with senior Zach Bares. Top left — Mike Riker will play a key role for the Hubmen on both the offensive and defensive lines. Bottom left — Senior Andy Schrader will play both safety and wide receiver this fall.
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Aaron Kerkow will handle a tackle position while the other four spots will be handled by new players. Some of the players that will play on the line are Mike Riker, Dillon Thorsfeldt and Dalton Reed. Albers said the line won’t be the biggest line in the world but they can use the small stature as an advantage. “We have the potential to pull a lot and out number people,” Albers said. “What we need are people to fire off the ball and do their job and go hard. If they do that we should be okay.” When they do throw the ball it will be quick and decisive with only two to three step drops and getting the ball out quickly.
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ith a one win season behind “Our offense is going them, the Jordan football to be a lot of team is misdirection and try stressing the team this to outnumber people,” year. Albers said. “We can’t By stressing the team DEFENSE just run at people. We first and have to deceive them doing everything as Defensively, the Hubmen and we have to have a team, head are hoping a misdirection.” simple concept works coach Craig Albers is for them. hoping the Hubmen can get back Not only is the offense Albers wants the Jordan to their winning ways. different from a year defense to run a “Everything we do has ago but so are many simple defense and run of the players. a very distinct team it the best that they concept behind it this Only a few players return can. year, where everybody that played on has to contribute,” he offense last year meaning “Everybody has a small said. “It has to be that there are lot of jobs job to do within a way, we don’t have a open and chances for big framework and if small group of people people everybody does their to contribute. that will do everything for One of those spots is job to the best of their us, so we need to do at quarterback where ability, we’ll be okay,” them as a team.” senior Zach Bares and Albers said. junior Nate Beckman Along with the team are competing for the In simplifying the defense, concept, the way job. the coaching Jordan football does Albers said they thought staff hopes that their things have changed. players will remember about running a The coaching staff has two-quarterback system their job and do it to changed the way they but decided against the best they can. run practice, team meetings, that. “We want to pursue, the offense and take on blocks and the defense. “We have to find out make the tackle,” Albers who runs our offense said. “If people don’t With those changes, the best,” Albers said. do their job, there is Jordan hopes that they “They both have their a big hole in the defense.” don’t repeat 2010 when strengths and their weaknesses.” Riker and Thorsfeldt they won only one game will anchor the and missed the playoffs. In the new offense, the defensive line while Schrader will run the skill position players “I think teams will overlook are interchangeable defense from his safety with the running backs us,” spot. Albers aid. “We have the potential and wide receivers changes All other spots, including to surprise some teams. spots. the entire In the grand scheme That means the returning linebacker corps will of things, we just need be handled by players skill players to take care of our business like Kurt Schansberg new to varsity. and Andy Schrader and play our best.” will lineup in many different “We think we can come spots throughout up with a series of the year. They will line guys but things are still OFFENSE up in the backfield as up in the air,” Albers Offensively, Jordan will running backs, out wide said. run a new offense as wide receivers and with some of the concepts sometime tight to the CONFERENCE line like tight ends. they’ve used in the past but a lot of new Senior Jake DeWeese The Minnesota River things. and junior Jon Conference has a new The theme of the Hubmen’s Kreuser will play the look to it this year as halfback position and Holy offense Family is is gone and misdirection. They will most likely get the bulk Watertown-Mayer is use more of a double of the in. wing formation and The team’s biggest offensiveteams carries. That makes the conference use misdirection to fool question mark even more wide teams and create big comes at offensive line open than it normally plays. where only one starter is, Albers believes. returns. “I believe the conference is wide open,” he said.
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Jordan Dental Care is expanding. For more than 50 years, the business has operated in downtown Jordan, specializing in family and cosmetic dentistry. Elizabeth Thelemann, a dentist, bought the Jordan business along Broadway Street in 2006 and moved to town. This year, she and her husband, Walter Zuniga, have been going back and forth with the Jordan Planning Commission in regard to plans to build a new one-story building at 301 Eldorado Drive in the Whispering Meadows development, near the Triangle Business District. With a growing client base and an aging population, Thelemann said in a presentation to the planning commission that she wants to provide enhancements for her customers, like: I a relaxing view of the pond to help reduce dental fears and anxiety
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www.jordannews.com I patient amenities and comfort items; I and a warm, welcoming entrance and curb appeal. “Dental fears and anxiety are very common,” Thelemann said, “and we are sensitive to that and give patients the extra attention and comfort they deserve. “We are limited in what amenities we can offer in our current location and we want to offer the best for our patients in a new and welcoming environment.” Also, with a new building, Jordan Dental Care would add wheelchair accessibility (no steps), ample parking, updated equipment and room for expansion.
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hey carried the prayers of Jordan residents with them. When four young people from Jordan joined a crowd of more than 1 million pilgrims from 193 countries at World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, they brought with them a handkerchief. On it, they’d copied roughly 100 prayer intentions from people back home.
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Four youths from Jordan – Ruth Pieper (left), David Wick, Shannon Wick and Rachael Beck – stop to see the Four Pillars in Ávila, Spain, near one of the main roads to the city. They saw the old walls of cities, plus numerous cathedrals and churches in Spain on their way to World Youth Day in Madrid. Top — Seeing Pope Benedict XVI was awe-inspiring for four Jordan youths. He thanked the crowd for putting up with adverse weather. “You have given us a marvelous example. With such faith, you can overcome all the trials of life,” Pope Benedict said, according to a press release. Middle — More than 1 million people were expected to gather during World Youth Day, representing 193 countries.
Elementary school year starts late Costly mold cleanup means extra week of summer for students, extra headache for some adults
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Jordan Elementary School students will get another week of summer, but parents and those who work in the school have been making new plans since learning that Jordan Elementary School will start the year four days late. The fi rst day of school will be Monday, Sept. 12. Middle
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and high school students will start as planned, on Tuesday, Sept. 6. A malfunctioning air-conditioning system and a hot, humid
summer led to mold being found in the school in late July. Cleanup and repair costs could total about $300,000. Superintendent Kirk Nelson said early this week that the district will pay $92,000 for new carpet, $32,000 for duct cleaning, and $150,000 to buy and replace a chiller – which makes cold water to cool the building.
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Geese on the move and amber waves of grass – two signs autumn is around the corner. Flocks of Canada geese could be seen at Stocker Airport in Sand Creek Township last week, with a full hay wagon in the distance.
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On July 26, city staff, a county representative, commission members and residents met to discuss a trail crossing near the intersection of highways 169 and 282. The group discussed five alternatives – Highway 282, Triangle Lane/frontage road, Creek Lane, Syndicate Street and Varner Street. The purpose of the crossing would be to increase vehicular and pedestrian safety and add a connection to local and regional trails, as well as the two sides of the city. Most of the options are in the Sand Creek floodplain, which presents issues. It has not b e en decided whether an overpass or underpass is necessary. Project cost and funding options, public involvement, refinement of alternatives, potentia l desig n, a nd construction schedule were discussed. Compiled by Mathias Baden
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Thirty-nine percent of businesses in Jordan took a retention and expansion survey this year. Businesses provided input on a variety of topics including their company history, why they selected Jordan as the place to establish their business, their current economic status, plans for future expansion/contraction, types of businesses they would like the EDA to target market, and input on EDA priorities. Some of the findings from the 46 business’ answers: I Of the city’s 117 businesses, 52 percent are service related. I Forty percent own a commercial building, while another 11 percent own an industrial building. The ownership of a building often correlates to the longevity within a community. I Thirty-three percent of businesses started in Jordan because the location is close to home.
I Two-thirds of local businesses serve a local market, but the town houses businesses with state, national and international reach. I The top three positive aspects of having a business in Jordan? Loyal customer base, location/proximity to the metro, and quality of life. I Two-thirds identified an unstable economy as the greatest challenge to having a business in Jordan. I Transportation is the business’ biggest infrastructure concern. I One-third reported an increase in sales during the past three years, 30 percent noted sales have been stable, while 28 percent reported a decrease. I Half of respondents reported annual payrolls of $100,000 or less. I One-third of business said that 86 to 100 percent of their employees live within 10 miles of Jordan. The city of Jordan’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) conducted the survey from March to May. Compiled by Mathias Baden
An error was published on page 25 of the Aug. 11 issue of the Jordan Independent. Jordan Elementary School was not evacuated due to mold. People continued to work in the building, and kids programs were moved out of a new wing of the building to make room for furniture that was moved there during mold cleanup.
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Getting ready to pick Jordan’s ambassadors The turn to autumn brings another year of the Miss Jordan Ambassador Program. The Miss Jordan committee is thrilled to have 10 eager and qualified candidates applying to represent our community with pride.
people and share Jordan’s small-town charm. Kimberly describes herself as a caring person that thinks a used-a-bit sale could be beneficial to our community. She is sponsored by Riverland Bank.
Rilee Cole is the daughter of Jeffrey and Kayley McGarry. Rilee participates in her church’s youth group. She was on prom committee and is currently cheerleading for the Jordan High School football team. Rilee’s hobbies include dance, gymnastics and softball. Rilee is a determined young lady who as an ambassador for Jordan would like to work to promote youth activities in the community. She is sponsored by Elite Waste Disposal.
Mallory Thill is the daughter of Joe and Karen Thill. Mallory is co-president of SADD. She likes shopping, drawing, reading, and enjoys going on walks. Mallory is proud of the city of Jordan and would be honored to represent it. Mallory believes she is a considerate, responsible person and would like to use the Miss Jordan program to make a difference in people’s lives. She is sponsored by HomeTown Bank.
HOLBECK Michelle Holbeck is the daughter of Ron and Maggie Holbeck. Michelle is involved in dance, theater, and an art club. Art is a passion of Michelle’s. She especially enjoys drawing, dancing and acting. Michelle would like to travel the world when she gets older. Michelle describes herself as a compassionate person, and as an ambassador for Jordan would like to create more recognition for those whose good deeds help our community. She is sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth M. Thelemann at Jordan Dental Care.
TRUTNAU Kallie Trutnau is the daughter of Christine and
Robert Truthau. Kallie is co-president of SADD. She also participates on the prom committee, golf, and choir. Kallie enjoys the outdoors including hiking, hunting and fishing. Kallie is excited to share the positives about Jordan to others in surrounding communities. Kallie views herself as a friendly person who would like to get young Jordan girls more involved in the community. She is sponsored by Jordan Ace Hardware.
TWITE Samantha Twite is the daughter of Debra and Mark Twite. Samantha is actively involved in choir, her church, and speech. She enjoys singing, traveling and playing tennis. Samantha would like to use the Miss Jordan program to learn more about the city of Jordan while being an
ambassador for it. Samantha views herself as a caring person and would like to help better pay heritage to the history of our community. She is sponsored by Insurance Brokers of Minnesota.
WHEELOCK Autumn Wheelock is the daughter of Louis and Rebecca Wheelock. Autumn is an active participant in theater, as well as the Knights of Columbus. Autumn enjoys running and playing backyard football with her family. She is proud of Jordan and how our community strives to achieve its goals. Autumn says she is an honest person and would someday like to see a community center in town to bring closer the different generations. She is sponsored by Jordan Burger King.
See the pageant The Miss Jordan Ambassador Program Pageant will be held at Ridges at Sand Creek golf course near Jordan. Tickets can be purchased from any of the candidates or at HomeTown Bank in Jordan. Coronation of 2011-2012 Miss Jordan and her royal court will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 under the Heimatfest tent stage in Lagoon Park. Time: Social hour will
begin at 6 p.m., with the pageant scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 Location: Ridges at Sand Creek golf course Cost: $18, including dinner Info: (952) 492-2411
For those interested in agriculture, an annual driveit-yourself tour is coming up. The 13th annual Scott C ou nt y Cit y to C ou nt r y Tour will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The tour is hosted by the Scott County division of the University of Minnesota Extension to demonstrate the importance of agriculture and the rural character of Scott County. Each stop is meant to leave a positive, lasting impression on visitors about agriculture and horticulture through demonstrations, hands-on activities and educational displays. The cost of the tour will be $10 per car for the entire day. The tour stops are: Whispering Oaks Alpacas, owned by Dale and Tari Maxfield and their family, is located at 21851 Calmor Ave. in Spring Lake Township. Thompson’s Hillcrest Orchard is owned by Gene & Barb Thompson, at 6271 250th St. E. near Elko New Market. Friedges Dairy Farm, where Ch a rles a nd Jer i Friedges milk 45 Jersey cows and farm about 320 acres, is at 25795 Texas Ave. near Elko New Market. For more information call the Scott County Extension office at (952) 492-5410 or send an e-mail to Laura Kieser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOHNSON Lexi Johnson is the daughter of Kurt and Tami Johnson. Lexi is on the school golf team. She is in her church’s youth group as well as choir. Lexi is an active person, enjoying activities such as dirt biking, snowmobiling and golfing. Volunteering and being a positive role model for kids is what turned Lexi on to the Miss Jordan program. Lexi describes herself as an energetic girl who would like to see continued growth of the Jordan Area Food Shelf program. She is sponsored by Radermacher’s Fresh Market.
PAULY Ali Pauly is the daughter of Mary Pauly and Bob Hiller. Ali is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), prom committee, and is a manager of the Jordan High School volleyball team. Ali enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends. She applied for the Miss Jordan program to be a positive role model and supporting our community. Ali thinks of herself as a reliable person who likes to sing and play the piano and would like to take guitar lessons someday. She is sponsored by Studio J Salon & Spa.
SEIFERT Kimberly Seifert is the daughter of Lori and Robert Seifert. Kimberly is involved in dance, choirs, tennis, and theater productions. She enjoys reading, swimming, acting and playing the piano. Kimberly is excited to participate in the Miss Jordan program to meet many new
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Trisha Laabs is the daughter of Tom and Donna Laabs. Trisha is involved in cheerleading and dance. She has been dancing the majority of her life and has just started Zumba. Trisha loves the fact that Jordan is growing but still has small-town charm. Trisha describes herself as a hard-working person and as an ambassador to Jordan would like to help with kids events in the park. She is sponsored by W.W. Will & Sons Inc.
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Newspaper encourages but also restricts letters The Jordan Independent welcomes letters to the editor during election season. But the newspaper also asks letter writers to follow stricter guidelines than usual until Tuesday, Nov. 8, Election Day. Letters during election season should: I be brief (no more than 2 5 0 words); I include a writer’s name, the township or city in which the writer lives, and a title if applicable; I and include an address and phone number for verification purposes. No letter will run without verification of the author’s identity. All letters may be edited for content, clarity, and length at the editor’s discretion. The newspaper asks that writers not submit more than one letter during the election season, which has begun and will continue through Election Day. Letter writers from the city of Jordan and the townships of Helena, St. Lawrence, Sand Creek, and Spring Lake or readers who write about a local topic generally will be fi rst in line to have their letters printed. Letters that appear to be libelous or that in the judgment of the editor or the newspaper’s attorney may expose the Independent to other legal claims will not be printed. Endorsement let ters a re OK , but they must be written in the signer’s own words. Letters that are known to have not been written by the signer will not be accepted for publication. The newspaper prefers that letters are: I typed; I e-mailed; I to the point; I written by a single author; I and written for exclusive publication in the Independent. The editor may, on rare occasion, make exceptions to the policies noted here, if extenuating circumstances arise.
Vote for us This year, residents who live within the Jordan school district can vote for three school board candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 8, ballots. The school board candidates are: I Caroline Carritt; I Eric Dahl; I Lauren Pedersen; I Dennis Schmit; I Melisa Stoltz; I and Robert Vollbrecht (incumbent).
Look for coverage of the candidates at jordannews.com and in upcoming print editions of the Jordan Independent. Scott Erickson and Tammy Will have not filed for re-election. Jordan Public Schools’ 2011 polling place is Jordan Middle School, 500 Sunset Drive. For more information, call (952) 492-6200. Exceptions are at the sole discretion of the editor. This may include responses by candidates to accusations before Election Day. The newspaper suggests that candidates and supporters submit letters about candidates or issues pertinent to the upcoming election on or before Friday, Oct. 21. The newspaper staff appreciates reading the opinions of readers and hopes that each reader takes an active role, at some point, in expressing ideas through letters to the editor. A letter can be delivered to the newspaper by going to jordannews. com/contact_letter_editor, sending an e-mail to editor@jordannews. com, sending a fax to 952-492-2224, mailing or dropping it off at 109 Rice St. in Jordan. Mathias Baden, editor of the Jordan Independent, wrote this editorial.
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There’s some garbage in my past Wednesday nights are a big deal at my house. It’s a time of celebration. That’s the night I put the garbage cans out so they can be emptied the next day by the man in the truck. It’s not as much fun during the winter – so part of my enthusiasm is to mask my reluctance in going out into the cold. Garbage has a special meaning for me; I spent 12 months of my life on a garbage truck. I treasure that experience and wouldn’t throw it away. It was hard work – so every Wednesday night I celebrate the experience, the memory and the fact I don’t do that for a living anymore. Garbage was collected differently in the early ’80s than it is today. The garbage was in metal cans, and we picked them up, not by grabbing them with a mechanical arm extended from a truck, but with our hands. Some days, 700 cans were emptied. I don’t seek pity or praise, rather I offer the perspective of walking in another’s shoes. The first six months of my stint as a garbageman were in St. Cloud. I had graduated from St. Cloud State University and was waiting for Rhonda to do the same; she had started a year later than me. At night, I tended bar at the Red Carpet (another column?) and drove the trash truck during the day. Hermie rode on the back. He was not a big man – maybe 5-foot-6, 140 pounds – but he was tough. No can was too big for him to abuse. If people put out too many cans or
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they had forgotten to put their cans out, he would holler obscenities at the house. I would get out and help on an especially heavy stop, but he preferred that I stayed in the truck to keep our day moving. One of my favorite memories is when two toddlers waved as we drove by their house. When I pulled the air horn in response, they both tipped over. When Rhonda graduated in the spring, I moved from St. Cloud. The following year, we were married and I began law school. The next year, I was out of school with that dream dashed, so I needed a job. I felt that my degree should account for something but was having trouble finding someone to agree with me. It’s hard to look for work when you’re working, but I found it harder not to work. So I got a job as a garbageman, except this time I was riding on the back of the truck for $5 an hour. It took more grit than I possess
now to get out of a warm car and climb on the back of a garbage truck in an October rain; cold, wet gloves may be worse than no gloves at all. My index fingers were so calloused after a few weeks of emptying cans that I could pop the metal lids off two tightly sealed garbage cans with one movement. Glenn, the driver, weaved in and out of the alleys and streets of south Minneapolis while I threw the cans. Rhonda would pack me a lunch, which I learned to share with Glenn in the truck in between stops. (Don’t worry – I wiped my hands on my pants before I ate.) “What’s for lunch today?” he would ask. After we ate, he would toss the candy wrappers out the window. “Job security,” he would say with a grin. We worked for a guy who would haul away anything. Sometimes we would carry hide-a-beds down from the third floor of a house; other days, we would back up the truck to a busted-up concrete driveway, open the back end and shovel the chunks into the truck. I know that there are people who work harder than this every day, and I respect them for it. It was brutally hard work and not for what I went to school, but it was a job and I was getting paid. Those days as a garbageman are gone, and on Wednesday nights, I think of them when I take out the trash. Jerry Kucera is a columnist for the Jordan Independent.
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You gave backpacks to 965 children To the editor: Thank you, Scott County residents and businesses for your generous, kindhear ted and deeply needed support of the Scott Carver Dakota Community Action Program (CAP) Agency’s 2011 school supply distribution. Because of your thoughtful contributions in these uncertain times, 965 children in Scott County received backpacks fi lled with school supplies for the upcoming year. The Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency would also like to extend a huge thank you to the 37 volunteers that assisted with the 2011 school supply distribution. In total, they volunteered 310 hours of their time to ensure this event was a success. Your generosity towards the Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency and members of you r community is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping to ensure the success of future generations.
Carolina Bradpiece St. Paul Editor’s note: Carolina Bradpiece is
the president and CEO of Scott Carver Dakota Community Action Program (CAP) Agency.
Pogo’s truth remains: The government is us To the editor: The commentators on my radio and TV have been trying to tell me who the winners and losers were in the recent fi nancial debates. I believe the losers were the people. As in: “We the people in order to form a more perfect union ...” The people who care for their neighbors. Their neighbors who are sick, aging, or hungry. Their neighbors who want their children to have public educations. Their neighbors who wish to protect the environment. I strive everyday toward this inclusive vision of a perfect union, but I must return often to the great philosopher Pogo: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Pogo spoke in the ’60’s. In the time since, the persons who manned the barricades and led the marches have become conservatives and their children have started the Tea Party.
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Pogo’s truth remains. The government is not someone else, it is us. We can not rebel against ourselves unless we are willing to change ourselves into caring, inclusive human beings.
Larry Kiewel Belle Plaine
Wanted: Challengers to run for state oﬃces To the editor: Due to the lack of leadership in St. Paul, I believe more people should challenge state Sen. Claire Robling and state Reps. Mike Beard and Mark Busegens in their GOP primaries and general election next year. I believe this is an opportunity to show these elected officials they failed the people they have served. I encourage people to run against Robling, Beard and Buesgens next year. It is time elect fresh new leadership that will not make the mistakes they did.
Josh Ondich Prior Lake
Don’t robo-call; face your constituents To the editor: Recently, the Chanhassen Villager published a commentary from U.S. Rep. John K line. He states, “Throughout this month I have enjoyed visiting with and hearing from many Minnesotans at public forums and meetings …” Where? When? I have been looking for an opportunity to discuss issues with my representative for over two years. Those opportunities are either very rare or do not exist. In the summer of 2010, I received a robo-call from Kline’s campaign for re-election. This was a polling call, asking me to give single-word responses to a variety of questions. I was frustrated by the limited nature of the response options I was given. One question in particular made me very angry. The question was “Do you hold Barak Obama responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?” Since then, I have looked for any opportunity to have a discussion with Kline about why he would ask this question, and about my concerns re-
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garding his stances on many issues. I have sent him multiple e-mails, left him multiple phone messages, and have received nothing but form letter responses in return and a voice mail from a staffer suggesting I sign up for Kline’s e-newsletter. Kline’s statement that he held public forums cannot be true. I have found no publicized public meeting where I could meet with Kline during this congressional recess. Kline appears to avoid meeting with his constituents. He does not seem to want to listen to his constituents, how can he represent us? Who does he represent? Kline voted for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for the Bush tax cuts. He also voted for the Medicare Part D bill, which sold out American seniors to the pharmaceutical corporations. Now, citing the mess that he and his cronies caused, Kline has voted to end Medicare as we know it, and has voted to protect corporations and the richest individuals at the expense of those who can least afford it. Kline, why do you represent only your corporate donors and avoid facing your constituents?
Sue Lantto Chanhassen
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Third defendant named in Jordan home burglary Jordan teen allegedly helped group steal items, then hid firearms in wooded area near a school BY DAVID SCHUELLER firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the four people who allegedly burglarized a home in Jordan on July 8 is being charged as an adult. Ricky Manivanh, 17, of Jordan was charged with first-degree burglary. According to complaints, a group of four males allegedly stole rifles, shotguns, a flat-screen TV, a computer, a safe, a ring, and other items, and left the firearms and a bottle of champagne in the woods near Jordan Middle School. Zachary Edberg-Anderson, 18, of Belle Plaine, and Chad Ruud, 18, of Shakopee, were also charged with fi rst-degree burglary. In addition, a 15-year-old male was also involved, but details on his involvement are protected by privacy laws, Scott County Attorney Pat Ciliberto said. Manivanh was arrested in his mother’s white Mercedes, along with Edberg-Anderson, after allegedly
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pawning a ring at Excel Pawn in Shakopee. In a taped statement, EdbergAnderson said the burglary was committed to get money for heroin, according to a complaint. Ruud is facing a year in prison for allegedly selling fake heroin at a Shakopee gas station on June 1. He remains in Scott County jail on the burglary charge. Manivanh pleaded guilty in Scott County Court on Aug. 4 to a thirddeg ree drug charge, for selling heroin to a confidential informant on June 6 in Lagoon Park. According to a complaint, he drove his mom’s white Mercedes to the deal.
DISTRICT COURT 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. Elizabeth Anne Lancette, 39, Savage, driving while intoxicated (DWI), a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, 30 hours of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $435 in fines. William Chives Leanyear, 30, St. Paul, theft by swindle, a felony. Serve 18 months in prison (concurrent to previous sentence), provide DNA sample, restitution, $160 in fines. Jaconna Marie Simmons, 36, Shakopee, financial-transaction card fraud, a felony. Serve 18 months in prison (concurrent to previous sentence), provide DNA sample, no contact with victim(s), restitution, $160 in fines. Soukanya Vorachak, 25, Prior Lake, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, $335 in fines. Matthew Allen Wittchow, 25, Shakopee, DWI (refusal to submit to test), a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, two days in jail, 28 days under electronic home-monitoring, follow recommendations of evaluation, $410 in fines. Alexander John Zorbas, 46, Eden Prairie, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ proba-
tion, 30 days in jail, 28 days under electronic home-monitoring, follow recommendations of evaluation, $410 in fines. Walter Duane Boyd, 50, Prior Lake, terroristic threats, a felony. Three years’ probation, five days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, no contact with victim(s), restitution, $385 in fines. Domestic assault, a misdemeanor. Two years’ probation (concurrent). Timothy Charles Bratsch, 28, Le Sueur, DWI (refusal to submit to test), a gross-misdemeanor. One year probation, two days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, $460 in fines. Charles Morgan Cox, 37, Minneapolis, driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a gross-misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: Two years’ probation, $600 in fines. Christopher Joseph Danielson, 31, Prior Lake, fifth-degree sale of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Five years’ probation, 15 days in jail, 15 days of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $200 in fines. Michael Clemons Farnquist, 25, New Prague, illegal disposal of infectious waste, a gross-misdemeanor. One year probation, restitution, $385 in fines. Gino Lee Fiebelkorn, 40, Shakopee, fourth-degree possession of controlled sub-
stance, a felony. Year and a day in prison (concurrent to other sentence), provide DNA sample, $160 in fines. Jessica Lynn Ford, 28, Savage, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $110 in fines. Fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Five years’ probation (concurrent). Erin Elizabeth Johnson, 31, Waconia, fifthdegree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Four years’ probation, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines. Jeffrey Patrick Nedeau, 18, Minneapolis, third-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Ten years’ probation, 60 days under electronic home-monitoring, provide DNA sample, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $160 in fines. Breanna Marie Reed, 30, Montgomery, issuance of dishonored checks, a gross-misdemeanor. One year probation, restitution, $85 in fines. Richard John Reed, 44, Chaska, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Five years’ probation, 90 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $185 in fines.
LIVESREMEMBERED LaVonne Rachel Carlson
Roy John Schlauderaff
On June 27, 1930, at the family farm in Ambrose, ND, Otto Sr. and Edna (Opperude) Johnson on announced the birth of twins, LaVonne Rachel and LaVern Richard. LaVonne was the second of eleven children, and they grew up during the depression. LaVonne attended school through the eighth grade and left home at the age of 15 to work in a café in Thief River Falls. While working at the café, LaVonne was introduced to Bennie Carlson by his nephew, Jerry Warden. The two couples, Bennie and LaVonne and Jerry and Linda were married in a double ceremony, June 12, 1948. While living in Minneapolis, LaVonne and Bennie welcomed two baby girls to their family, Cheryl and Gayle. The family, in 1951, moved to Prior Lake and later welcomed Becky, Renee, and much later – Cory. Bennie passed away Dec. 7, 1985. Although the girls were grown, Cory was only ten, and these difficult times created a special bond between LaVonne and Cory. Throughout LaVonne’s entire life, she was an excellent baker and cook, with emphasis on cookies, lefse, beans and buns. Many hours were spent baking bread and cookies with and for the grandchildren. LaVonne was also an avid gardener and enjoyed canning the fruits of her labor. Always prepared, she bought a cookie freezer just so she could make and freeze treats for visitors that stopped by. In her spare time, LaVonne enjoyed dancing with her husband in Milaca at Ann Lake, while visiting Bennie’s side of the family. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. LaVonne also treasured the times spent with her daughters shopping. Meticulous about her home, LaVonne’s home was always open to family. Over the years she was a caregiver to her parents and provided a welcoming home to siblings moving into the area. In later years, the roles were reversed, when she became unable to move about freely, LaVonne’s brothers and their wives were always there to lend a helping hand. LaVonne was a good hearted, generous, fun-loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. At the age of 81, LaVonne passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. LaVonne’s love and strength will be missed by children, Cheryl (John) Lindner of Allen TX, Gayle (John) Hafner of Bloomington, Becky (John “Jack”) Hardy of Rolla, ND, Renee (Leroy) Schommer of Prior Lake, Cory (Renee) Carlson of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren, Heather Lasher, Aimee Lindner, Catherine Day, Andrew Hafner, Rachel Marsh, Cordell Hardy, Tatia Hardy, Kyle Hardy, Dustin Leistiko, Madalyn Carlson, and Benjamin Carlson; brothers Lloyd (Bonnie) Johnson of Prior Lake, Lester “Red” (Leila) Johnson of Bottineau, ND, Raymond “Smiley” (Virginia) Johnson of Prior Lake, Otto (Jan) Johnson of Prior Lake; sister Marlene Olson of Portland, ND; sister-in-laws, Nancy Johnson of Burnsville, Kerin Bymark of Prior Lake, and Avis Johnson of Prior Lake; and many other relatives and friends. LaVonne is preceded death by her husband, Bennie (1985); parents; brothers, Arvid “Swede” (Ivy) Johnson, her twin brotherLaVern Johnson, Clayton Johnson, Donald Johnson; sister, Donna Larson; and brother-in-law, Norman Olson. The visitation was Thursday, Aug. 25 from 4-7 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake and also one hour prior to the service at church. Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Prior Lake. The Rev. John P. Vaughn officiated. Her grandchildren served as her pallbearers.The interment at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Prior Lake. Memorials preferred and will be distributed in LaVonne’s memory by the family. The Carlson family was served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
Rudolph and Chrisitan (Bohnsack) Schlauderaff were proud to announce the birth of their son, Roy John on Feb. 5, 1922, in New Prague. Roy married Alice Scharf on Sept. 11, 1947 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jordan. He proudly served in the United States Army from Nov. 5, 1942 – Nov. 10, 1945. A resident of Jordan, Roy was 89 years old when he passed away the late morning of Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague. Roy will be deeply missed by wife of almost 64 years, Alice; daughter, Mavis (John) Fedele of Burnsville; son, David Schlauderaff; granddaughter, Gina (Devon) Halberg of Plymouth; grandson, Anthony Fedele of St. Paul; greatgrandchildren, Benjamin and Bryce Halberg; sister, Rosalia (Loren) Jabs of Jordan; sister-in-law, Betha Schlauderaff of Red Wing; other relatives and friends. Roy is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence Schlauderaff; sister, Helen (Alvin) Mueller. Celebration of Life Service was Saturday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m., with visitation two hours prior all at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jordan. The Rev. Jeremy Glowicki officiated. Roy will be laid to rest at Spirit Hill Cemetery in Jordan. The Schlauderaff family is served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Jordan Chapel www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
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. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence; Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. —
Viv Sunder and family
In Loving Memory of
Scott Buesgens October 4, 1963 – September 5th 1987
We miss you in so many ways, We miss the things you used to say, And when old times we do recall, It’s then we miss you most of all. Sadly missed by: Dad, Brothers and Sisters and their families
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THANK YOU We wish to thank all of our friends and relatives for their support and generosity during the loss of our husband and father, Rollie Sunder. A special thank you to Father Timothy Yanta and Deacon Gary Hoffman for the words of comfort. To Connie Kochlin and all of the choir members for the beautiful music, which was so fitting for Rollie. To the Jordan fire department for the special send off and the St. John's luncheon committee who prepared and served the food. And a special thanks to St. Francis Hospital for the care Rollie received over the years. We also appreciate the donations of food, flowers and memorials. Your kindness was a great source of comfort to all of us and will always be remembered.
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publicsafety POLICE Last week, the Jordan Police Department responded to 116 incidents – 33 citations, 19 warning citations and 64 calls for service. Aug. 22 At 1:40 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of S. Broadway St. for a vehicle lockout with two 1-year-olds inside. The officer assisted in getting the vehicle unlocked; the children were fine. Aug. 23 At 1:51 p.m., a business in the 100 block of S. Broadway St. reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $52.66. The officer made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle, who advised he would contact the business to take care of the bill. At 3:31 p.m., a woman reported an accident involving property damage that occurred at the intersection of Water and Broadway streets. The woman stated that she had backed out of a parking stall on Water Street when another vehicle struck her rear bumper and continued on without stopping. Information was received for a report. At 10:19 p.m., an officer responded to a verbal domestic situation between a woman and a man at a residence along Meadow Lane. The woman agreed to leave the residence for the night. Aug. 24 At 10:16 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a driving violation at the intersection of South Broadway and Water streets. The man who was driving was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for fourth-degree DWI. At 3:28 p.m., a man who resides in the 300 block of Mill St. reported a theft of a wedding band that occurred in January. The suspect named was a man who was a roommate that lived in the home during that time. The caller only wished to have the ring back and declined to cooperate with a criminal investigation. A search of the automated pawn records was completed, but the ring was unable to be located. The total amount of loss is estimated at $750. At 9:16 p.m., an officer responded
to the 200 block of Augusta Court for a missing person. A woman reported that her 18-year-old daughter had been missing for two hours. Upon officer arrival, the female was located by her mother at a residence next door. Aug. 25 At 9:23 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of S. Broadway St. for a report of a woman who allegedly appeared intoxicated and had two children with her. The officer made contact with the woman, who was not intoxicated and suffers from a medical condition that causes her to lose her balance. At 2:55 p.m., an officer received a call for a theft from a locker at a school in the 600 block of Sunset Drive. The items stolen were a long-sleeve maroon Under Armour shirt, a black Under Armour shirt, and a pair of Under Armour receiver gloves. The total amount of loss is estimated at about $105. The incident is under investigation. At 3:58 p.m., a business in the 200 block of Triangle Lane reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $39. The license plate information provided did not match the description of the vehicle, and the registered owner was unable to be located. At 7:44 p.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of Green Ash Court for a possible theft in progress at a foreclosed home. The officer arrived and spoke with a woman who was an employee of the foreclosure company and was removing items from the home before the house was put on the market. At 11:30 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a driving violation at the intersection of North Creek Lane and Highway 282. The man who was driving was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for fourth-degree DWI. Aug. 26 At 10:35 p.m., an officer responded to a residence along Meadow Lane for a missing 17-year-old man who was last seen five hours earlier. As the officer was taking the missing persons report, he arrived at the residence and the
officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage. The underage man was tested, found to be drinking alcohol and was cited for the offense. Aug. 27 At 1:55 a.m., officers responded near the intersection of Highway 169 and Jordan Avenue for a report of a man lying in a ditch. The man needed medical attention and was also intoxicated. He was transported to St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. At 4:31 a.m., an officer was on patrol in a park in the 100 block of Park Drive and observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot. The officer later stopped the vehicle and found the woman who was allegedly driving to be under the influence of alcohol. The woman was arrested for fourth-degree DWI and was transported to the Scott County jail. Aug. 28 At 7:32 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of Rustle Road for vandalism to a vehicle that occurred sometime overnight. A man reported that he awoke to find a window smashed out of his vehicle. Photos were taken, and a report was completed. At 8:59 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of Rustle Road for vandalism to a vehicle that occurred sometime overnight. A woman reported that a window had been smashed out of her vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle. The total amount of damage is between $150 and $200. At 12:57 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of Lodge Drive for vandalism to flood lights that shine on a sign to a development. The total amount of damage is estimated at $400. Photos were taken, and a report was completed. At 5:40 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of N. Varner St. for a vandalism report. A man reported that two tires were slashed on vehicles parked in his driveway sometime between 4:10 a.m. and 9 a.m. that day. The total amount of damage is estimated at $200. Listen to the police scanner live online at jordannews.com/crime_beat.
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Repeat criminal keeps running Once, he escaped while handcuffed; three days earlier, he fled via bicycle BY SHANNON FIECKE firstname.lastname@example.org
An ex-convict, who f led police three days prior (apparently on his bicycle), escaped from the Belle Plaine police station two weeks ago and went on a five-day crime spree before being found at a rural Shakopee motel. Belle Plaine police of ficer Brian Vycital had just started questioning 32-yearold Shaun Michael Carlson about a home burglary on the morning of Aug. 12 when he left to respond to a 911 domestic call. Vycital handcuffed Carlson and left him in the unsecured room, reported KSTP-TV. There are various rumors about what Carlson was handcuffed to, but Belle Plaine Police Chief Tom Stolee declined to tell the Belle Plaine Herald how he was restrained. Stolee told the newspaper, “We don’t have the luxury of a secure holding facility.” Carlson apparently “walked out the back door” of the police department undetected, according to KSTP-TV.
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Studying for law enforcement? Check out this scholarship Law enforcement students can apply for the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) Scholarship Program. Eighty-seven sheriff’s offices in Minnesota coordinated the fund, which will award 15 scholarships of $600 this year. “The board of directors feel peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform,” said Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka in a press release. The MSA recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choices. It also recognizes that some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, even though they excel academically. Applications will be received until Oct. 15 of each year, with scholarship awards being announced by Dec. 31 of the same year. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories: A mandated Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) skills program; In their second year of a two-year law enforcement program; In their third or fourth year of a four-year college criminal justice program. In order to qualify, students must have completed at least one year of the two year program or two years of a four year program. Applications are available at a local sheriff’s office or at mnsheriffs.org. Compiled by David Schueller
Man sentenced for child porn A 51-year-old Shakopee man, John William Primrose, who traded videos of children engaged in sexual acts through the Internet, was sentenced last month to five years of probation. The Internet Crimes against Children Task Force alerted police to Primrose when he searched for child pornography online. His Internet address also offered up 92 known or suspected child pornographic images for download.
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Police confiscated Primrose’s computer equipment in a search of his Roundhouse Street townhome in May 2009. Compiled by Shannon Fiecke
Canterbury manager charged The night Canterbury Park reopened following the state government shutdown, a food manager was caught pilfering from the night deposit, according to a criminal complaint filed in Scott County District Court. Lisa Dawn Pfieffer, 45, of Richfield was captured on video surveillance moving 10 $20 bills into her purse, police say. Her manager had noticed numbers not matching on deposits, and placed a security camera in Pfieffer’s office on July 21. Her manager estimated $1,495 was missing during the month of June. Pfieffer allegedly admitted to her boss that she took about $6,000 over one year. Pfieffer said she stole because her fiancée was laid off and she was using the money for everyday living expenses. Pfieffer is charged in Scott County District Court with one felony count of theft. Compiled by Shannon Fiecke
Two arrests for prostitution A Shakopee detective went undercover two weeks ago to arrest a 48-year-old woman police say was prostituting herself out of her subsidized townhome on Kennsington Drive. After she was released from jail, Deanna Karen Cramer allegedly reposted a personal ad using a different alias, this time as a 40-yearold natural redhead named Kennedy offering a “hot time.” On Friday, an undercover officer from the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force arranged another meeting, arresting Cramer again. On both days, police also found a crack-pipe, said Shakopee police Sgt. John Buetow, who arranged the first appointment, offering cash for sex. In the fi rst incident, police arrested Cramer both for prostitution and child endangerment as she had a 17-year-old son in the home, said Buetow. Police were alerted to Cramer thanks to a tip left on the department’s anonymous tip-line. Compiled by Shannon Fiecke
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On the morning of Aug. 12, a woman reported that Carlson rode a bike to her residence on Church Street. Vycital responded and arrested Carlson. He allegedly left Carlson in the police interview room about 10:17 a.m. About 25 minutes later, Vycital returned and discovered Carlson missing. Officers from Jordan, the State Patrol, the Minnesota DNR, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Le Sueur County Sheri f f ’s Of fice and the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office helped Belle Plaine police search for Carlson. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Carlson was arrested by a Scott County deputy at the Hillv iew Mot el i n L ou i sv i l le Township. Sgt. Phil Nawrocki of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said it’s unclear from the report how deputies knew he was staying at the rural Shakopee motel. Carlson, who has an extensive criminal history in Scott County, was serving 10 years of probation for seconddegree burglary at the time of his arrest. He has a 28-month prison sentence hanging over his head. His past convictions include check forgery, motor vehicle theft and fleeing police. Carlson is being held on $100,000 bail at the Scott County jail.
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( He was likely fami liar with the layout of the police station given his longtime history with the Belle Plaine police.) Carlson stole two cars and broke into a home before being arrested at a Shakopee motel, KSTP-TV reported. T he vehicles have been returned to their owners, according to the Belle Plaine Herald. Stolee told the newspaper he couldn’t fault the officer, who left to respond to a domestic 911 call. “We have to prioritize,” Stolee reportedly said. He also told the Herald that Carlson had been very cooperative and there was “no inclination he’d take off.” What hasn’t been reported is that three days earlier, Carlson f led the same Belle Plaine police officer, apparently on his bicycle, according to criminal complaint fi led in a Scott County. On Aug. 9, Vycital spotted Carlson riding a bicycle in Belle Plaine, dressed in the same clothes he allegedly wore while getting cash at Borough Bowl from a credit card stolen from a Belle Plaine home while the owner was at church. Carlson told Vycital someone gave him the Discover card and he used it. He “subsequently fled the area,” according to the criminal complaint.
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NEW, IN FRONT OF THE CLASS
“As our students enter the high school this fall, our teachers will consider the best ways to prepare them to be successful in a world that will no doubt continue to evolve and change.”
Prepare for employers who seek highly skilled workers
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Ten new teachers started on Friday, Aug. 26, for Jordan Public Schools. Their names and who they’re teaching are (from left): front row, Trista Smith, kindergarten; Rochelle Gleixner, first grade; Julia Olstad, 10th-grade biology; Amy Fossum, ninth-grade English; and Ariane Olson, kindergarten; back row, Ashley Karlsson, Jordan Elementary School English language; Chris Olson, ninth-grade physical science; Nate Kucera, fifth-grade; Vanessa Bigaouette, special education, autism spectrum disorders (ASD); and Heather Davis, fifth and eighth grades.
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Add to those costs overtime for custodians, safety equipment, fees for contractors and the cost of getting nearly 30 dehumidifiers into the school. “We just haven’t had any time to add this all up yet,” Nelson said.
REPLACED, FOR SAFETY Administration had been given the go-ahead to approve bids for the work, and to start school late for the elementary. The Jordan School Board voted on Aug. 24 in a special meeting to start the elementary school year late due to the cleanup of the school, following mold being found, most recently in air ducts. Board members also ap proved letting school administration approve bids for new carpet in the school, and for other cleanup expenses. Mold was found in three air ducts that led to a part of one of seven air handlers on the school roof, Nelson said. The carpet that was in the school was nearly 20 years old. New carpet will have anti-mold treatment. At the board meeting, Nelson said there’s 36,000
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause families. Our priority is to keep students and staff safe.”
The problems at the elementary school started with the hot and humid weather in July. Then, the air conditioning system malfunctioned, leading to dampness in the school and a vicious cycle of problems. “It’s defi nitely been a learning experience. We’ve spent ev-
ery hour for the last few weeks working on it,” Nelson said. Jordan Elementary School Principal Stacy DeCorsey sent out a letter last week updating parents about the late start. DeCorsey noted that the district had the carpets, air and ducts tested for mold. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause families. Our priority is to keep students and staff safe,” DeCorsey stated. She also noted that the elementary school open house and student photos were rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. As the district figures out how to pay for the expenses, it has also been in contact with the Minnesota Department of Education and with two insurance companies. So far, one insurance company has committed $15,000. Meanwhile, the district has been hitting roadblocks at the state level after trying to ask for the authority to use health-and-safety revenue. “Our main concern is what are we going to pay out of the general fund, and what will be paid out of health and safety and what will be paid out of insurance,” Nelson said. “And so far, it doesn’t look good.”
dan made the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus during the spring semester. Kelsey Kes, Nicole Krautkremer and Jodi
Kreuser each earned a spot on the dean’s list. To qualify, students must earn grade-point averages of 3.66 or higher. Compiled by David Schueller
Stacy DeCorsey Jordan Elementary School principal to 39,000 square feet of carpet that needed replacing. Earlier in the week, district officials were considering heat extracting the carpets, but the plan was later dropped. “We’re going to take the extra measure to be safe,” Nelson said. It wasn’t necessary to clean books in the library.
IMPACTS AND CHANGES
Many of the students at Jordan High School were born in the mid-1990s when, according to the College Mindset List, the Internet began to dramatically change the way Americans access information. “Online” did not appear in the dictionary, but today our students take the word for granted. In fact, most of them have found a way to be online many hours a day whether they are Facebooking, tweeting, or e-mailing. While their parents might visualize a river in South America when they hear the word “Amazon,” our students would probably think about shopping online. Their fast-paced lives depend on electronic connections to each other in ways that would have seemed magical to their parents on the day the children were born. As our students enter the high school this fall, our teachers will consider the best ways to prepare them to be successful in a world that will no doubt continue to evolve and change. Parents could not have predicted social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook; likewise, we cannot possibly predict all the wonders they will encounter in their future. When these students were born, the number of highly skilled workers needed in the workforce was far fewer than the number of unskilled workers.
MCNULTY Today, that trend has reversed. That means our teachers will encourage students to continue studying math beyond Algebra II, explore technology and learn how it can help them be productive, study the past to make decisions about the future, and learn to use a variety of mediums to communicate effectively. They will need these skills to enter a workforce that has different expectations of its employees than it did in the mid-1990s. Amid of all this pressure, students can take comfort in knowing some things never change. They can attend athletic events and spend time with their friends. They will look forward to all the events surrounding homecoming and Frosty Fun Days. They can attend music and drama events during the school year. They can seek volunteer opportunities both through school and in their hometown. They can get a job. They will know
that every day they will be welcomed into classes to continue to learn. The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time for students and parents. High school students undergo dramatic changes in four short years. When they leave, they will be able to drive, vote, and serve our nation. They will have plans for their future, and their parents are hopeful they can achieve them. For these reasons, our school is ready to provide the support both parents and students need. Parents should feel free to contact teachers, our counselor, and administration with any questions throughout the school year. All of us have a single goal in mind: We must all work together to provide our students the skills they need to be successful. The College Mindset List provides interesting facts about what our students have and have not experienced, their perspectives, and how they have evolved. It also provides parents some perspective and humor as they help their sons and daughters navigate the high school years. After all, according to the College Mindset List, Ferris Bueller is old enough to be their father. Barb McNulty is the principal of Jordan High School. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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JAGUARS VOLLEYBALL JORDAN CROSS COUNTRY
PHOTOS BY RON MORNSON
Lexie Erickson (left) and Kelsey Chambers team up to try to block a Minnetonka kill attempt.
Tonka downs Jaguars in five First match of season goes the distance BY TODD ABELN email@example.com
W hat a way to star t the season. The Jordan volleyball team opened their 2011 season by playing a barnburner at home on Tuesday night. Even though they lost in five sets, Jordan gave the home crowd nothing but excitement. Minnetonka rallied to win the final two sets to defeat Jordan 2521, 24-26, 14-25, 25-20, 17-15. “I think there were times where we looked like a well oiled machine, and there were also times we looked a little rusty,” head coach Jason Geisel said. After dropping the opening set, the Jaguars edged the Skippers in the second set by two and than dominated the third set to carry momentum into the fourth. In that second set, Jordan trailed 12-17 but rallied to win 14 of the next 21 points to win the set. “I thought everyone held their composure nicely, dug deep, and really pulled together well as a team to earn the set win,” Geisel said.
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That momentum didn’t last very long as Minnetonka responded by winning the fi nal two sets to get the victory. “The final set was a dog fight, with neither team scoring more than two in a row, and I felt our unforced errors cost us the match,” Geisel said. Jordan had a very balanced attack with 52 kills spread out among six players. Kelsey Chambers and Rachel Freund led the team with 17 kills apiece. Lexie Erickson added seven, while Paige Smith fi nished with five. Emilee Gutzmer finished with a team high 43 assists, 17 digs and five aces. Hannah Klegstad added 15 digs, while Chambers fi nished with 13. It doesn’t get any easier for Jordan, as they next face Class 3A’s sixth-ranked team, Blaine, Tuesday at home.
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Will Poston leads a talented group of runners into the 2011 cross country season.
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Senior setter Emilee Gutzmer keeps her eye on the ball while setting up a teammate.
The Jordan cross-country team hasn’t had much success in the past, but the program has been improving and that’s why this upcoming season is being so highly anticipated. Head coach Ben Nylander returns a strong group of runners for both the boys and girls teams meaning he is expecting big things this fall. “I am really excited,” Nylander said. “I believe that we will have the best season in the program’s history on both sides.” For the boys team, Nylander has set the team goals really high. “Our goal is to win the conference meet,” he said. “On the boys side, we are really deep, I can’t even guess the order of our top seven runners, as we are going to have so much competition amongst our runners.” Jordan participated in the Belle Plaine Jamboree on Monday as part of their preseason training and ran really well. T hey did n’t keep any team scores but did time the event. Tony Eichten turned in the fastest time for the Hubmen with 19 minutes, 57 seconds. He was closely followed by Cody Pelowski at 20:18, Austin Hovland at 20 :44, Nathan Moe at 21:12, Jordan Moe at 21:15, Brady Ruthford at 22:47 and Max Kes 23:09. As you can see by the results, those seven runners finished within almost three minutes of each other, and the pack gives the Hubmen a good chance in any meet. Those results came without returning varsity runners Will Poston and Chris Huss running. With so many teammates running that close to one
Michaela Vogel finished in the top 10 in the conference meet last fall.
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“All I know is that we have a lot of potential.” Ben Nylander Head cross country coach
another, Nylander said he thinks his top fi nisher will change from meet to meet. “Whoever is our top runner, though, is going to be one of the favorites to be the individual conference meet champion,” he said. “I think that Will, Tony and Cody will all be near the top for us with Chris Huss hot on their heels.”
JAGUARS For the girls team, the same excitement is there. The Jag uars return two
runners that fi nished in the top 15 at last year’s conference meet. Not only do they return two of the top runners in the conference meet, but they return three others who ran varsity last fall. “Our goal is top three in the conference,” Nylander said. “We will be lead by our top two runners, Michaela Vogel and Alex Sopata. After that, I believe that we are going to have a deeper team than in past years.” In the Jamboree, Sopata
led the Jaguars with a time of 18 minutes, 10 seconds. Vogel finished 13 seconds later. Also returning are Kerra Sieve, Casey O’Hern and Amanda Sopata. All three of those runners finished the jamboree in fewer than 24 minutes. “Again, I can’t even guess our three to seven runners at this point, which is really, really exciting as a coach,” Nylander said. “All I know is that we have a lot of potential.”
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Jordan wins class 2A consolation championship T he Jordan Mi l lers outperformed their seeding by finishing as the consolation champions of Class 2A in the Minnesota Senior Menâ€™s State Tournament. The team was seeded as the eighth-best team in the 32-team field. A fifth-place finish in Class 2A marks the highest finish in recent Millers history. The team won the Class 1A consolation championship last season and fi nished third in Class 1A in 2009. After falling to No. 1 seed Prior Lake last weekend, the Millers drew the defending state champion Searles Bullheads in the consolation semifinals. Searles, behind former Twin Terry Steinbach, had defeated the Millers 3-1 during the regular season. Steinbach took the mound again, this time facing off against the Millersâ€™ Brian Buesgens. The Millers struck first, getting two runs in the first inning. Pete Buesgens laced a
one-out single to left field but was out on a Bryan Martin fielderâ€™s choice. That brought Bryon Schroeder to the plate. Schroeder launched a 2-1 pitch into the light tower in left field for a two-run home run, giving the Millers and early lead. The Bullheads scored an unearned run off Brian Buesgens in the bottom of the fi rst, but that was all they could muster. The Millers added a run in the fourth inning on a Chris Rook groundout, making the score 3-1. Brian Buesgens made the score hold up as he outdueled Stei nbach, sendi ng the Millers to the consolation championship. In his career, Schroeder is 6 -for-9 with two home runs against Steinbach. In the consolation championship, the Millers faced another familiar foe, the Belle Plaine Grey Tigers. Earlier in the season, the Tigers hammered the Millers by a 10-0 margin.
Belle Plaine finished the season with a 14-2 record and won the Wilson Division. Troy Mahoney took to the mound, facing off against Tiger veteran Mike Zellman. The Millers plated a run in the second and a run in the fourth to take a 2-0 lead. Mahoney wiggled out of two bases-loaded jams in the fi rst five innings without allowing a run. However, the Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game. In the top of the seventh, the Millers exploded for five r u ns a nd held of f a not her bases-loaded threat in the bottom of the inning to win the game 7-2. Mahoney earned his fifth win of the season, throwing the complete game. The Millers finished the year with a 13-7 record. After starting the season 1-4, the team got hot and fi nished by winning 12 of 15 games.
ALERS The Jordan Alers lost 15-5 to Northfield in the Class B consolation championship game. The Alers reached the consolation game be defeating Urbank 4-2 on Saturday in Belle Plaine. The Alers reached that point by beating Minneapolis 1-0 and losing 12-0 to Eden Prairie.
The Shakopee Chiefs won the Class 2A state championship by downing the Slayton Barnstormers 10-1. I The Perham Silver Pirates won the Class 1A sate championship over the Braemar Bees 11-5. The Millers beat Perham 3-2 in the opening round of the tournament. I The Veseli Vulcans won the Class B State Championship over Eden Prairie Lions Tap 3-2. I The St. Patrick Shamrocks won the Class C State Championship over the Bloomington Eagles 4-3.
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Sami Ryan won four singles matches this past week to help the Jaguars to a 4-1 record.
Lemke wins Legends race at Raceway Park in Shakopee
Jaguars win four matches
With near perfect weather, excellent car counts and exciting racing action in every division Raceway Park gave its fans their moneys worth this past week-end at the famed quarter-mile asphalt oval in Shakopee. On Friday night, the Bandoleros and Legends returned with the best field of cars theyâ€™ve had all season. Eleven Prestige Plumbing Bandoleros took the green for the 10-lap feature but a fi rst lap melee took out four cars. One of the cars was driven by 2011 points leader James Wenzel but his crew was able to make some quick repairs and return to action. On the restart Jesse Mahoney grabbed the lead with Grant Brown in hot pursuit. She led until lap six when Grant passed her for the lead and the win just ahead of James who thrilled the crowd with his second place fi nish. Grant won his heat for a clean sweep much to the delight of his family and other fans in the stands. Shakopeeâ€™s Derek Lemke put a brand new Great Northern Legends/Cheerios Legend car on the track Sunday unsure of how the car would do. He had nothing to worry about as he turned in a ster-
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It was a busy and very successful week for the Jordan girls tennis team. The Jaguars played five matches in four days and came away with a 4-1 record in those five matches. â€œWe are playing great,â€? head coach Brad Ernst said. â€œThe girls are focused and competitive, they are getting after it.â€? T he we ek st a r te d wit h a tournament at Glencoe Silver Lake and end with a home match agai nst New Prague. At Glencoe on Tuesday, Aug. 23, Jordan went 2-1 by beating Spring Lake Park and Sibley East while falling to Glencoe-Silver Lake. In the Spring Lake Park match, the Jaguars won 5-2. They got wins in singles from Drew DeCorsey, Sami Ryan and Alex Hancock all in straight sets. In doubles, they got straight set wins from Justine Lloyd and Victoria Read and Rachel Menke and Paige Huss. Jordan followed that up with a 0-7 loss to GlencoeSilver Lake. They lost three three-set matches in singles play. They bounced back from that loss with a 7-0 win against Sibley East. DeCorsey got a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles. Ryan won 4-6, 6-0, 10-3 at No. 2 and Hancock won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3. Paige Moran finished off the singles
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sweep with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 win at No. 4. In doubles, Lloyd and Read won 7-5, 2-6, 10-7 while Menke and Huss won 6 -2, 6 -2 and Trianna Thong and Carina Larson won 6-4, 6-3. A fter a day of f, Jordan traveled to Le Center and won 5-2. Ryan won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles followed by Hancockâ€™s 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2. Le Center won at No. 3 and 4 singles. I n doubles, DeCorsey teamed up with Menke for a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1. Lloyd and Read won 6-1, 7-5 at No. 2 and Larson and Thong won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3. Their busy week fi nished up with the Jaguars edging New Prague 4-3 at home, last Friday. Jordan lost only five total points in singles to sweep the singles and earn the win. DeCorsey and Hancock both won 6-0, 6-0 while Ryan won 6-3, 6-0 and Menke won 6-1, 6-1. New Prague swept the doubles but Lloyd and Read took the No. 1 doubles to three sets while Thong and Larson lost two tiebreakers to fall in straight sets. â€œWe are playing consistent tennis and arenâ€™t making mistakes,â€? Ernst said.
ling performance by winning his heat and the 20-lap feature despite some stiff competition from Great Northern Legends Distributor Tim Brockhouse and 2010 Legends Champ Bryan Keske. His father Jon Lemke a former track champion at Raceway was all smiles in the pits afterwords. The other heat winner was that fast 14-yearold Kyle Hansen. In other action on Friday night Brian Adams bested a 17-car Mini Stock field, Mark Bronstad and best pal Todd Wilson were the Top Dogs in the Figure 8â€™s; multiple division racer Todd Tacheny sliced and diced his way to a Flag pole race win; and Blake Dorweiler bumped and banged his way to victory in the Front Wheel Flyer fi nale. With 96 race cars in the six NASCAR Whelen All-American divisions on hand Sunday night, Raceway Park fans knew they were going to see some serious racing as drivers vied for points in the closing weeks of the season. One racer who wasnâ€™t as concerned about pointâ€™s was 16-year Raceway Park veteran Kenny Schug. Schugâ€™s had a tough year but Sunday night he did something he had never done before - win
a Impact Printing Bomber division feature proving once again that persistence and pluck pay off. The Schug Clanâ€™s fi rst ever visit to Victory Lane was a joyous one. It was all Toddâ€™s of the Wilson and Tacheny variety in the eveningâ€™s Figure 8 action as each tooled their way to triumphs continuing their winning ways from Friday night. Shakopeeâ€™s Adam Wiebusch made it two in a row in the Ventaire Hobby Stocks but not with out some pressure from 2010 Track Champ Brent Kane. Kane, showing his usual outside groove prowess, worked his way from seventh to second by lap 20. With Wiebusch in the lead the pair raced side-byside for the next five laps with the outcome in doubt up to the end when it was Wiebusch by a bumper at the fi nish line. All season long Adam Royle and Chad Walen have battled for Super Late Model bragging rights with one or the other winning every feature of the season but one. Royle set the fast time on Sunday night and then found himself starting on the pole with Chad back in the seven spot. After two yellow f lag incidents the field got down to
business with the Goede Brothers, Matt and Jacob, and the Nickâ€™s, Panitzke and Murgic, in the mix. Despite some ea rly race distractions Royle and Walen kept their eyes on the prize by running first and second for the duration. The pointâ€™s battle remains close with just three SLM events remaining. The Mini Stocks never fail to entertain their faithful fans circling the track sometimes three or four wide and all the time sounding like buzzing bees. Twenty-seven of them took the green and twenty-four fi nished the fray. On this night, Jason Heitz was the King Bee of the bunch. Division points leader Doug Schmitz finished fifth just behind Jack Purcell, Blake Dorweiler, and Justin Schelitzche. Keith Paulsrud won the Coca Cola Short Trackers 20-lap feature maintaining his pointâ€™s lead in the division. Racing resumes on Labor Day Weekend with race programs scheduled on Sunday Night (6 p.m. start) and Labor Day (3 p.m. start). For more information please visit www.goracewaypark.com or call (952) 445-2257.
Registration forms are due no later than Sept. 12.
the past twelve months. The Meadows at Mystic Lake is adjacent to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Both of these enterprises are owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized Indian Tribe in Minnesota. The Meadows at Mystic Lake was also selected as the 11th best casino golf course in the country by Golfweek magazine. Golf Digest also named The Meadows at Mystic Lake as one of the top new golf courses in the country out of several hundred courses in their January 2007 issue.
For more information about The Meadows at Mystic Lake call (952) 233-5533 or go to mysticlakegolf.com.
JBA traveling team tryouts are Sept. 18 The Jordan Basketball Association (JBA) will be holding tryouts for the 2011-2012 JBA Traveling Teams on Sunday, Sept.18. The JBA tryouts will be for both girls and boys in grades 4-8. For more information regarding the JBA or to obtain registration forms, go to the JBA website at www.jordanhoops.com or contact Shelly Pitlick at shellypitlick@gmail. com or (952) 492-5180.
Meadows at Mystic named best course The Meadows at Mystic Lake has been selected as the best casino golf course in Minnesota by the readers of Midwest Gaming & Travel magazine. Readers of the magazine from 19 states and Canada voted last April for their favorite Midwest Native American casinos and amenities in a number of categories based on personal experience within
Registration open for Classic Gymnastics Registration is now open for Session I at Classic Gymnastics in Chanhassen. Session I runs 8 weeks from Sept. 6 - Oct. 29. Classes are offered to both boys and girls aged 2-17. To view the schedule, visit www.classicgym.com or call (952) 368-1909.
2011 Jordan Fall Sports Almanac Jordan Volleyball
Jordan Girls Tennis
Jordan Cross Country
Tuesday, Aug. 30.........Minnetonka ....................................... Loss, 3-2 Thursday, Sept. 1 ........Blaine ............................................... 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 ........... at Le Sueur-Henderson ......................... 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 ........Norwood Young America..................... 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 ......... at Southwest Christian .......................... 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15........ at Mayer Lutheran ................................. 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17........ at Farmington Tournament ..........................9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 ......... at Belle Plaine ...................................... 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 ......Le Sueur-Henderson .......................... 7:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 ............ at Apple Valley Invitational ..........................5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24........ at Apple Valley Invitational ..........................9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 ......... at Norwood-Young America ................... 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29........ at Watertown-Mayer .............................. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 ............. at Hopkins ............................................ 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 ..........Belle Plaine....................................... 7:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 ................ at Lakeville North Invitational ......................5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8............ at Lakeville North Invitational ......................9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.......... at Montgomery-Lonsdale ...................... 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 .........Sibley East ........................................ 7:15 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19...............at St. Peter ............................................ Loss, 7-0 Friday, Aug. 19...............United South Central.............................. Win, 4-3 Tuesday, Aug. 23............at Glencoe-Silver Lake .......................... Loss, 7-0 Tuesday, Aug. 23............Spring Lake Park .................................... Win, 5-2 Tuesday, Aug. 23............Sibley East ............................................. Win, 7-0 Thursday, Aug. 25 ..........at Le Center ........................................... Win, 5-2 Friday, Aug. 26 ........... New Prague ........................................ Win, 4-3 Thursday, Sept. 1 ...........at Holy Family Academy ................................ TBD Tuesday, Sept. 6 ......... Sibley East.........................................4:15p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 ........ Belle Plaine .......................................4:15p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 ..........at Fairmont ................................................... TBD Tuesday, Sept. 13 ..........at Le Sueur-Henderson ......................... 4:15p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 ...... Sibley East.........................................4:15p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 ..........at Belle Plaine ...................................... 4:15p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 ...... Le Sueur-Henderson ...........................4:15p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 ..........at Le Center .................................................. TBD
Thursday, Sept. 8 ......at Montgomery-Lonsdale Invitational.................. TBD Tuesday, Sept. 13 .....at Norwood ........................................................ TBD Tuesday, Sept. 20 .....at Waconia at Crown College .............................. TBD Thursday, Sept. 22....at Redbird Fun Run at Montgomery.................... TBD Saturday, Sept. 24....at Milaca ........................................................... TBD Tuesday, Sept. 27 .....at New Prague ................................................... TBD Tuesday, Oct. 4 .........at NEY Center in Le Sueur .................................. TBD Thursday, Oct. 13......Conference at Belle Plaine ........................ 3:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 ..........at St. Peter......................................................... TBD Thursday, Oct. 27......Sections ............................................................ TBD
Friday, Sept. 2 ............ Waterville-Elysian-Morristown ................ 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 ............... at Montgomery-Lonsdale ...........................7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 ............. at Watertown-Mayer ...................................7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 .......... Sibley East............................................. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 .......... Norwood Young America ......................... 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 ................. at Belle Plaine ...........................................7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 ............... at Le Sueur-Henderson ..............................7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 .... Mayer Lutheran ..................................... 7 p.m.
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