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INDEPENDENT COOL JOBS: JOHN BEHR, KING HENRY AT MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
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A King As H Henry of the Min Minnesota Renaissan Renaissance Jo Festival, John Minne Behr of Minnetonka interacti loves interacting guest with the guests, chil especially children. 31s He is in his 31st perfor season performing Renais at the Renaissance Festival. SUBMITTED PHOT PHOTOS
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Editor’s note: This is an occasional series focusing on local residents’ interesting, unusual or even oddball occupations. Who says a lowly street hawker can’t grow up to be king? John Behr has been a performer at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for 30 years — most of them wooing young women from his royal state. The hawkerturned-prince-andnow-king is one of the only Renaissance Festival performers in the nation to secede to the throne, according to Behr, who has played the charming, smooth-talking King Henry since 2005. “How many guys do you know have their face on a coin?” he asked. While Behr, 42, spends his autumn weekends parading around a 16th-century village in doublet and crown, he’s pretty humble about his role. Playing His Majesty
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She won two sashes. First, Ali Pauly was named Miss Congeniality in the Miss Jordan Ambassador Program. Soon after, Pauly was crowned Miss Jordan at the anticipated coronation at Heimatfest on Sept. 10. She was all smiles as fellow candidates gave their congratulations. First Princess Trisha Laabs (left), last year’s Miss Jordan Emily Beckius, Pauly, and candidates Kimberly Seifert and Mallory Thill enjoy the moment. Winning the title of second princess, but not pictured, is Lexi Johnson. Aiden Strack, 2, of Jordan finds his own fun at the Heimatfest tent on Saturday. Beautiful weather was on tap for Jordan’s annual festival Sept. 9-10.
It was 3-year-old Lily Dotseth’s first time running the whole race without stopping. At the Run of the Mill half-mile family fun run, Lily’s dad Trevor Dotseth of Prior Lake ran next to her and guided her toward the finish line. Last year was Lily’s first year running the race, he said.
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Sparks fly as county tax levy rises Menden wants road projects axed, tax increase put on ballot BY SHANNON FIECKE firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Menden was outnumbered Tuesday as he opinioned that residents would rather forego roadwork than pay more property taxes and suggested Scott County had painted a “rosy” picture of the forthcoming fallout from the state. “I’m kind of upset. We didn’t save for a rainy day. I got the picture from talking to you people that we had nothing to worry about,” said Menden of Shakopee, who is in his fi rst year as county commissioner.
“We approved these road projects so fast and then got the hammer put on us.” His fellow Scott County Board members hammered back before voting 4-1 for a $61 million preliminary gross levy in 2012, an increase of $580,000 or 0.9 percent. (This amount could be lowered prior to final action in December.) Commissioners said they’ve been repeatedly warned about continual cost shifts and aid cuts from the state, which have totaled close to $9 million in recent years.
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is an honor and privilege thanks to the wonderful interactions he has with the audience, especially children. Wherever he turns, the Minnetonka resident has the opportunity to leave a knightly impression on a new clump of festival-goers, as well as himself. He calls it: “Three Feet of Magic.”
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After a clean bill of health, Jordan Elementary School began its year on Monday, Sept. 12, four school days late after mold forced a late-summer cleanup of the building. “The building was beautif u l to d ay,” s a id P r i ncipa l Stacy DeCorsey at a Jordan School Board meeting that evening.
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Terri Knox points out the architecture at Log Cabin Park in downtown Jordan. Right – Kevin Knox points out the halfmoon window in the second story of the Nicolin Mansion, which happens to be the Knox family home, as well as its bed and breakfast.
Knox family wins scavenger hunt The Scott County Historical Society will award the winning prize to the Knox family for their entry into the Jordan History Scavenger Hunt held during Heimatfest. The Knoxes submitted five photos of historic downtown Jordan using scavenger hunt clues. Correct entries included photos of 1) the detail of the metal wreath on the transom window of the People’s State Bank building along Broadway Street; 2) arched windows on the old city hall building along Second Street; 3) the iron railing on the second story of the building that housed Ruppert’s Bar along Water Street; 4) the second-story floor joist posts found on the Ambrose Freedman log cabin on Varner Street; and 5) the half-moon window located on the second story of the Nicolin Mansion along Broadway Street. The fi nal history scavenger hunt is planned for New Prague’s Dozinky Days this weekend, Sept. 15-19. All inquiries are welcome. For more information, contact SCHS at (952) 445 - 0378 or in fo @ scottcountyhistory.org, or go to scottcountyhistory.org.
Jesse Knox shows the camera the arches at the former city hall. Noah Knox offers the decorations at the former People’s Bank as an answer to a scavenger hunt question.
‘Festivals Galore’ opens at county historical society Festivals are special occasions for communities to come together, and for years Scott County cities have been organizing events with this intention. Scott County Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “Festival Galore,” features six city festivals held in Scott County, taking a look at the history, quirks, and variety of entertainment each one offers.
The exhibit, which includes music, festival guides and mascot costume, was researched, designed and installed by a summer college intern. Exhibit runs through January. Admission is $4 adults, $2 students and free for SCHS members. Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee. Visit online at scottcountyhistory.org.
Re-do a room for $100 or less
nly on TV would a redecorating budget of a couple thousand dollars be considered “shoestring.” In the real world, most of us have a lot less than that to spend on redoing a room. Fortunately, it’s possible to completely change the look of any room in the house for as little as $100. All you need to do is focus on the design elements that will deliver the most impact for the least cost. Here’s a room-by-room guide for redos that cost $100—or even less.
Every room A fresh coat of paint is an essential foundation for virtually any room makeover. One gallon will cover most rooms, meaning you can get a good start on your redesign for around $25—even less if you luck out and ﬁnd a deal. Decluttering is also another way to give a room a fresh look. Whether it’s your living room, kitchen or a child’s room, removing excess items like papers and toys can make
the room feel open and orderly.
Dining room Your table and chairs are the centerpieces of your dining room. While a new set might not be in the budget, you can easily dress up your old one. Replacing old fabric on dining chair seat cushions can give the set a whole new look. Depending on the fabric color and style you choose, you can create looks that range from modern to traditional. Top off the table with a decorative runner in a complimentary pattern and you’ve redone your dining room for less than $100.
Living room Accessories are the way to achieve a big impact for not much money in the living room. Replace old throw pillows with new, brightly patterned ones. Switch out wall decor with new pieces. Cover up worn wooden ﬂoors or shabby carpeting with an elegant area rug. It’s possible to change several accessories and still bring your costs in under the $100 mark.
Kids’ rooms If your youngster is ready for a new look in his room, rip down that teddy bear border, let him pick a paint color and consider dressing up one wall of the room with a mural. You can ﬁnd plenty of kids’ murals for less than $100 online at websites like DecorPlace.com. Whether he likes a solar system theme or she wants a princess canopy, a wall mural can make redoing a children’s room fast and easy.
Bathroom Get rid of that old, moldy shower curtain. To create a designer look for not much dough, hang a simple, functional vinyl curtain on existing shower rod, then place a pressure rod just outside it. Add attractive, ﬂoor-length curtains from the local discount store; they’ll cost a lot less than comparable versions made for bathroom use. Toss out worn, ratty old towels with a matching set of new ones in an appealing pattern or color. Finish up by adding
a decorative frame around the existing vanity mirror.
Kitchen Spending a bundle on a kitchen rehab is easy to do, but it’s just as easy to make small changes that have a big impact. Rather than sinking a lot of money into changing countertops or cabinets, consider simple upgrades like new cabinet
hardware, a new kitchen faucet and a new light ﬁxture. You can also use a wall mural in the kitchen to dress it up. Whether you’re looking for a rustic theme that would ﬁt with Italian murals or a nature landscape that turns a blank wall into a view on another world, you can ﬁ nd a wall mural to ﬁt virtually every decorating theme for as little as $60.
You don’t need the budget of a TV home improvement show to make high-impact, appealing changes to your home. You just need $100 and some ingenuity. Source: ARA Content
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Park board wants to fix up bathrooms
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Hoping to improve the Lagoon Park bathrooms, the city of Jordan will go out for bids on a potential project. T he Jordan Pa rk and Recreation Com mission recently toured the bathrooms at Lagoon and Holzer parks, then decided to ask the Jordan Cit y C ou nci l to lo ok i nto the costs for the following improvements at Lagoon: interior painting; st rippi ng a nd sea li ng floors; hands-free dryers;
hands-free faucets; motion-sensor flush; warm water mix (30- to 40-galloon water heater); diaper-changing stations; power (wind or electric) ventilation; rust-proof partitions; remediation of sewer gas odors outside the restroom doors; improved lighting, with a mix of manually switched and motion detector lights if possible; closed a nd pai nted ceilings; ex ter ior su r vei l l a nc e cameras;
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COST OF IMPROVEMENTS Cou nci l member Sa l ly Schultz asked if there was a cap on how much the park board wanted to spend. “We were talking $25,000 split, more or less, between Holzer and Lagoon parks,” Councilmember Thom Boncher said of past park board discussions. But the estimate is rough, he added. Councilmember Joe Thill asked for the bids to consist of line-item estimates. The park board and council asked for there to be a minimum
of two bidders for the project. B oncher said he wou ld’ve preferred the minimum be four.
VANDALISM Pa rk bat h rooms have experienced the brunt of r ep e at e d va nd a l i sm i n the city, taking up much of t h e Jor d a n P ubl ic Work s employees’ time. They clean the park bathrooms at least once a day, said Ed Shukle, city administrator. Shu k le wa r ned t he cit y cou nci l t hat even i f t he b at h r o om s a r e i mpr ove d , vandalism might not stop.
Author visits, promising peach pie recipe On Sept. 6, a Jordan area women’s book club had a special guest, when they invited Faith Sullivan, author of “The Cape Ann,” to join them for their monthly evening of discussion at the home of Deb Atneosen in Jordan. Su l livan, a Minneapolis resident who was born in 1933 in Pipestone, seemed delighted to be included in the club meeting to discuss her fourth novel. The book is about 6-year old Lark Ann Eckhardt and her mother, Arlene, who lives in 1938 southwestern Minnesota. The Depression was dragging on, the world was on the edge of war, but the little railroad town of Harvester hadn’t been much affected by current events. “We found many similarities to how Jordan was back in our childhoods,” book club member Carole Cole said. Sullivan told the group how she formed ideas for the novel around the colorful characters in the book, how her publishers pushed and pulled her during the process, and how her husband has been her biggest support and her most respected critic. Sullivan spoke from the heart regarding the struggles she’s faced in her profession.
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A Jordan area book club receives a visit from a favorite author. Nancy Pearson (left), Colleen Heimkes, Susan Michael, author Faith Sullivan, Kate Busch, Carole Cole, Deb Atneosen, Laurie Green, Mary Finley pose together. A former teacher, Sullivan appreciated the fact there are several teachers in the club. When they said they had to get home early because it had been the first day of school, she joked with them saying, “Waa, waa.” We ate, visited and laughed
a lot with the author who loved Deb Atneosen’s Vomacka soup and asked for the recipe. Kate Busch said, ”She’s just like one of us,” because she fit in with the group so well. Colleen Heimkes remarked, “This is my best book club
memory ever.” Sullivan signed several copies of “Gardenias,” which is the sequel to “The Cape Ann,” for club members and left promising to send us her recipe for peach pie to have at the next book club meeting.
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Jordan Independent wants your photos and your stories Your stories and photos mean a lot to us. So much so, that the Jordan Independent is organizing an ongoing campaign to collect them from you, on a regular basis. We call this our “reader callouts” campaign, because we’re putting a call out to readers, asking you to submit your best pictures and stories. W hile we have long asked for your assistance providing news, columns, features and more, the series of reader callouts we’re focusing on here are for specific stories or photos, such as “What moved you on 9/11?” and “Share your triumphs, your tragedies, and what you want other survivors to know during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” We’ll start out with two or three reader callouts per month, on timely topics, and as participation grows we’ll publish a new one just about every week. We’ll promote our reader callout topics in print and online – in the newspaper you’ll often see them on page 2, and in an advertisement elsewhere in the paper. If you decide to participate – and we hope you will – you can e-mail your photos or stories to editor@ jordannews.com. The photo fi les you send will need to be large ones – 3
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MB or larger – so that they reproduce well. Our fi rst reader callout coincided with the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. The 9/11 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. were pivotal moments in U.S. history. How did the attacks change your world view, your sense of security … your life? The current one, published this and last week, coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, prior to which we’re looking for your stories of how the disease has affected you or your family. Share your thoughts with Jordan Independent readers; send your essay, no longer than 250 words, to Editor Mathias Baden, editor@ jordannews.com. Be sure to include your name and city of residence. Most essays will be used on jordannews. com; the best will be published in the JI print edition. For more information, call the editor at (952) 345-6571.
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Motorists: Use extra caution now that classes have begun School opened in Jordan and most of the area this and last week, and as some of us adjust to new schedules (and, perhaps, quieter homes), it’s a good time for motorists to be reminded that extra caution is important. Drivers should pay particularly close attention to students crossing streets and getting on or off school buses. Drivers need to use caution as they approach school buses, particularly their so-called danger zone, the area near where students get on and off and where most school bus injuries and deaths occur. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), more children are killed outside of a school bus than as occupants of a bus. According to the DPS, Minnesota school buses make at least 10,000 daily trips, yet that mode of transportation is relatively safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that school buses are the safest mode of transportation for children. In fact, children are eight times safer riding in a bus to school than in any other vehicles, the national organization says. But preventable accidents still happen each year. The DPS offers these safety tips for students: I When getting off a bus, look to be sure no cars are passing on the shoulder (side of the road). I Before crossing the street, take five giant steps out from the front of the bus, or until the driver’s face can be seen.
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it’s safe to cross. I Look left-right-left when coming to he edge of the bus to make sure traffic is stopped. Keep watching traffic when crossing. I Cross only at intersections or crosswalks. I Obey all traffic signs and signals. Motorists must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus that is displaying red flashing lights or stop arm when approaching from the rear and from the opposite direction on undivided roads. Red fl ashing lights on buses indicate students are either entering or exiting the bus. While motorists are not required to stop for a bus if the bus is on the opposite side of a separated roadway, they should remain alert for children. But bus safety is not only the responsibility of motorists: Parents should discuss safety with their children, including how to approach and exit a bus. Another reminder: State law requires vehicles to stop for all pedestrians in crosswalks. Caution and slow speeds are the most important things for motorists to remember around schools. The Shakopee Valley News originally published this editorial.
Thumbs up for Heimatfest, as well as improved library and park bathrooms Thumbs up to … Heimatfest: We live in daily routines that give structure to life, but every now and then we get to stop and celebrate. Often, it’s these times that help give us meaning. The Heimatfest celebration in Jordan captures the spirit of what it means to live in a small town. Those new to town manage to see plenty of familiar faces, while it can become a family event for those who’ve been here for decades. There’s also a little something for all ages at Heimatfest, where a kid can run an obstacle course and grandpa can watch live music from traditional German-clad folk. And don’t forget the Jordan Classic Car and Cycle Cruise, the following street dance, the Miss Jordan Ambassador Program festivities – or name your favorite of many events. It’s helpful to remember that whatever are Jordan’s problems and challenges, the positive spirit of town shows through during celebrations like Heimatfest, when people can get together and have fun celebrating their town. No-excuses library plan: For more than a half-dozen years, even when the Scott County Library Board put on the pressure, the city of Jordan has come up with excuses for why it has not built or dramatically improved its library. Recently, a new plan was formed, and the city will build a library in the Whispering Meadows business development behind Radermacher’s Fresh Market and Wolf Motors. This is the no-nonsense plan, a get-it-done plan. The city has done its research, and many people don’t want the library moving out of downtown. But this is a plan Jordan needs, because Jordan needs a new library.
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Improving park bathrooms: Jordan Public Works employees do all they should to provide clean restrooms at Lagoon and Holzer parks. Unfortunately, vandals keep messing up the places. The Jordan Park and Recreation Commission recommended and the Jordan City Council approved the city taking bids for improved facilities at Lagoon Park. Although there is no guarantee that any improvements to the facilities will prevent future vandalism, some of the suggested improvements might just deter vandals or catch them in the act. Taxpayers are asking for better park bathrooms, and if the price is right, the city council should itemize the improvements that make the most sense. The Minnesota Renaissance Festival: For the Jordan area, a summer and autumn full of festivals isn’t over yet. Take in the Minnesota Renaissance Festival again this year – it’s sure to bring joviality to your heart. Every child and adult needs a little time to goof off, and the nearby attraction is one great place to play.
Iran’s “good will”: Good-will gesture, my foot! Proposing to release a Jordan man’s son after holding the son in prison for years without a trial is the least the head of Iran could do. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal deserved a trial a long time ago, and holding them, as well as Bauer’s fi anceé Sarah Shourd, hostage for $500,000 each is one of the most gutless actions one country can bestow upon another. This is not politics, either – it’s personal. It’s not a strain on relationships between countries – it’s a horrible impact on three hikers who ought to be presumed innocent until proved guilty. All of the suffering local people and those they love have undergone during this ordeal is nothing to be wished on anyone. Freeze warning: First, we had a rough start to the gardening season this spring. Now a freeze warning? That’s right, last night, a freeze warning was in effect for the area. Autumn is great, but this has been a tough year for gardeners. Did you end up losing any plants when the red liquid dipped down?
Think on this … Sidewalks and trails: We’ve come a long way in the past couple of years, applying for grants and building trails in Jordan. We’ve got a long way to go. Let’s work together to build useful multiuse trails that connect to other city trails and sidewalks. Maybe Jordan can still join in creating a trails network that can bring regional interest to our small city, which can be at the geographic hub of several trails and sidewalks in Scott County. A little promotion of any expanded trail system can go a long way for the businesses that offer our town so much.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR MISS JORDAN
It was my pleasure to serve as Miss Jordan To the editor: Thank you Jordan! This past year has been the greatest experience and greatest honor to represent the town of Jordan. I was given the opportunity to participate in many local events and events at surrounding communities and with each of these experiences I met new people and have new friend-
ships. Being Miss Jordan has also taught me a lot about myself, and I will take away and hold dear the many memories, fun stories, and the tons of pictures we took throughout the year. There are many people and groups to recognize and thank for their support of the Miss Jordan Ambassador Program. They are the Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, the queens committee, the Jordan businesses that sponsor candidates each year, the lenders of the truck to pull the f loat, the royal parents and families, and, of course, the community
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of Jordan; thank you so much for all that you do and for helping us throughout the year. Also thank you to my royal court; I had a fun year with you girls and will miss spending time together. Congratulations to the new Miss Jordan and her royal court, Ali, Trisha and Lexi! You girls will do a fantastic job representing Jordan, and you will have a blast. I love d ever y m i nut e of t h i s past year and will never forget the things I have seen and the people I have met.
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This has been such an amazing experience for me, and I am so excited to represent Jordan with two amazing girls, First Princess Trisha Laabs and Second Princess Lexi Johnson. I want to give a special thank you to my sponsor, my amazing family and friends, and all of the Miss Jordan candidates. Most importantly, I want to thank the community of Jordan as a whole. None of this would have been possible without every single one of you!
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In reinstating programs, city looks for schools’ indeﬁnite commitment
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At least one Jordan City Counci l member is hoping that the public schools’ commitment to having a school resource of ficer is indefinite. “It’s not that easy to hire somebody, let them go, hire s o m e b o dy, l e t t h e m g o ,” Jeremy Goebel said. “I guess (commitment is) what I would expect.” Earlier this month, Jordan Police Chief Bob Malz told the council that he believes he swung a deal with Jordan Public Schools and Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative (MRVSEC) to reinstate some of police programs formerly in the local schools – “a number of important things.” With the addition of roughly 1-1/2 police officer positions next yea r, pa r tia l ly funded to the tune of $ 5,000 each from two school boards, the police department could afford to: I restart Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE); I work security at dances and football games; I do traffic control before and after school; I and be available as a resource when needed by the schools.
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Malz said that the city can’t fully dedicate an officer to the schools without two-thirds funding, as in the past agreement. According to Malz’s proposal to the council, the officer would come out of the schools to help handle service calls and cover shifts when needed. City officials see the $5,000 contributions as good-faith efforts on the part of the schools. “Please understand that this doesn’t cover the cost,” City Administrator Ed Shukle said. In the past, Shukle said, the schools were each annually paying $20,000 or more. Schools in Scott County have all kinds of agreements with their local school districts, Malz said. One city funds 100 percent of its school resource officer, while another city receives 100 percent of the salary from its schools. Jordan is the only school district in the county without a school resource officer. “Budgets a re tight but, to me, the students are the ones who are suffering,” Malz said.
Cou nci l member T hom Boncher said that if the city doesn’t focus on police issues at the schools, they can easily grow into citywide issues. Goebel wondered aloud if the Jordan school district would ever fully fund the position, because they are receiving important programs at “bargain basement prices” this year. “What’s the alternative?” Malz asked. “Do nothing,” Goebel said. “Until when?” Malz wanted to know. Goebel said that the Jordan School Board reneged on a promise to fund the school resource officer position if the latest referendum passed. “They said if they get that thing passed, they would do this,” Goebel said. C ou nci l me mb e r s M i ke Shaw and Tanya Velishek said that the small contributions are a good fi rst step. “It was successful in the past,” Councilmember Sally Schultz said, “so I think we shou ld work at get ti ng it back.” The Jordan School Board approved its cont ribution Monday, and the MRVSEC board considers matching that contribution on Sept. 20. The city shou ld be able to hire a police of ficer in February or March, Shukle said.
Apparently, it’s not the right time for a trail project along Old Highway 169. Jordan made a proposal for a trail from Aberdeen Avenue to Highway 21, as well as a second trail that would connect Hillside Drive to Old Highway 16 9 (a ka Cou nt y Road 6 6 ) . The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) d e n i e d g iv i n g t h e c it y a grant, but the city engineer marked the application a small victory. “The key strategy here was to keep Jordan’s name in front of the committee,” Tim Loose said. In the past, the city has been successful in receiving Safe Routes to School program funding from the state, but Loose said that earning the grant money can take time. Persistence in applying, combined with future master planning for sidewalks and t rai ls, shou ld “st reng t hen f ut u re submit t a l s,” L oose added. Some residents have argued that now is the time to build a trail along Old Highway 169, because the county is redoing the road. In its competitive g rant application, the city requested multiuse trails that MnDOT ’s project selection committee felt would “serve pedestrians and cyclists in the community,” Loose wrote in a memorandum to the council. “ H o w e v e r, t h e y d i d n o t
believe the trails specifically benefitted elementary school students as much as other proposals.” Compiled by Mathias Baden
Run of the Mill 5K takes new route Because of constr uction on Old Highway 169 (County Road 66), the Run of the Mill 5K followed a different route than usual this year. The annual Heimatfest 5K race usually goes from Jordan Middle School to Lagoon Park, with Old Highway 169 as part of the route. B ut w it h S c o t t C ou nt y te a r i n g up t he road u nti l somet i me i n O c tob er, t he Heimatfest Committee found out that it could not safely stay on its usual route. The run proceeded, kicking off Heimatfest. Ru n ner s went f rom t he middle school, along Hillside D r ive, S aw m i l l T r a i l a nd S aw m i l l Ro ad , t hen b ack to Park Drive, and ended at Lagoon Park. Compiled by Mathias Baden
Bridge to ballpark returns pride to city A new bridge to the Mini-Met ballpark couldn’t come soon enough, Jordan city officials have said. “ T he ti meli ne is tight,” Jordan City Councilmember Tanya Velishek said. “We’re still on schedule,”
Councilmember Mike Shaw added. For mer Mayor Ron Jabs said the Rice Street bridge over Sand Creek is “a positive asset in our community. … We need some accomplishments in this community.” “ We a r e g e t t i n g a n ew bridge,” Councilmember Sally Schultz promised. Compiled by Mathias Baden
Complete Streets: Strike it, or act on it Resident T i m Bi sch ke c onti nues hi s pu sh for implementation of the city’s C o m p l e t e S t r e e t s p o l i c y, recently enacted in a master parks plan. Specific bicycle route maps had been drawn and approved by the Jordan City Council in 2007, but the city staff had reasons not to recommend implementation and the council never followed through with much of the plan it passed. The city found other ways to expand its system of trails and sidewalks. This year, there have been issues implementing the new Complete Streets policy. “Now we’re finding all kinds of problems with that, reasons we can’t do that,” Bischke said. “If you’re not going to implement it, don’t pass it. Strike that right away.” It ’s t h e cit y s t a f f ’s responsibility to follow through with the direction from the Jordan City Council, Bischke reiterated. Compiled by Mathias Baden
LIVESREMEMBERED Florence M. Dorn
George Thomas Watson, Sr.
Vivian F. Kraemer
Florence Dorn, 95, of Savage, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at St. Gertrude’s Health Center, Shakopee. Florence was born in Credit River Township March 22, 1916, the daughter of Frank and Pauline (Koehnen) Boegeman. She married Mack Dorn Oct. 29, 1935 in Credit River Township. She was a homemaker. She is survived by daughters, LaVonne McLaughlin of Savage and LaVerne Geis of Jordan; daughter-in-law, Bruna Dorn of Savage; seven grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; brother, Ed (Bernie) Boegeman of Minneapolis; sisters, Ruth Lenginger of Bloomington and Elaine Kerber of Illinois. She was preceded in death by husband, Mack; daughter, Mary Ellen; son, Bill; grandsons, Tim and Todd McLaughlin; sons-in-law, Pat McLaughlin and Bud Geis Visitation was at the church on Monday, Sept. 12 from 47 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Tuesday The Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Sept.13, 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage. Officiating at the funeral service was the Rev. Michael Tix. Pallbearers included Mike Geis, Dan Geis, Kelly Dorn, Kris Niemeyer, Sabrina Blanski, Kurt Boegeman. Interment at Credit River Cemetery. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
George Watson, Sr., 77, of Jordan, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at his home. He was born to parents, Thomas D. G. and Dorothy (Smith) Watson on July 12, 1934 in Paterson, NJ. He married Marilyn Jean Wallin Feb. 24, 1989 in Organ, TX. and they were blessed with 10 children. George served our country with pride on the USS Gearing with the United States Navy. George will be loved and forever missed by his wife, Marilyn Watson; children, Candi (Jerry) Dickson of West Lake, LA, Debra (George) Duncan of West Lake, LA, Collene (Jay) Christensen of Jordan, Kevin (Lisa) Jensen of Welch, Wendy (Darrell) Sonnier of Jordan, Dean Jensen of Jordan, April Jensen of New Prague, Jim Jensen of Maple Grove; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, George Watson, Jr.; daughters, Donna Deville, Grace Fontenot; granddaughter, Keri Leigh Deville; brothers, Edward and Alexander Watson; sister, Doris Goodyear. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept.15 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home in Jordan, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow at 2 p.m. Urnbearer will be Darrell Sonnier. George’s final resting place will be Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. The Watson family was served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Jordan www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
Vivian Frances (Cottrell) Kraemer was born Sept. 4, 1916 in Cresbard, SD to William and Meta (Delzer) Cottrell. She attended Northern Teacher’s College in Aberdeen, SD for one year and transferred to Winona State Teacher’s College graduating in 1938. Vivian taught in a one room school near Dodge Center, MN for eight years. While in the Dodge Center area she met and became engaged to Richard Kraemer. They were married on March 19, 1946 in O’Neill, NE, where they were farmers. They returned to Minnesota living in Dodge Center and then making their home in Shakopee in 1961. Vivian was widowed in 1968. Vivian held various jobs including the St. Paul House Restaurant, Valley Cues and Friendship Manor where she worked until she was in her 70’s. She enjoyed a long retirement spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, canning, making pies, watching Lawrence Welk on TV and doing crossword puzzles. The most important thing in her life was her faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 2007, Vivian moved to Talheim Apartments in Chaska where she was currently residing. Vivian passed away at St. Gertrude’s in Shakopee on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at the age of 95 due to complications following hip surgery. Vivian was preceded in death by husband, Richard Kraemer; parents; brother, Verle Cottrell; son-in-law, Robert Theis; brother-in-law, Walter Bosanco. She is survived by sister, June Bosanco’ sister-in-law, Mary Cottrell. Vivian is also survived by son, Sherwood Kraemer; daughters, Lyla (Eric) Brown, Marjorie Theis, Darlene (Michael) Strack, Donna (Charlie) Vig; grandchildren, Rose Kraemer, Amy Theis, Byron Theis, Emily Strack, Abby Strack, Scott (Kristin) Vig, Andrew (Anna) Vig, Austin (fiancé Payton Kelley) Vig, Kevin Vig, and Brooklyn Vig; great-grandchildren, Claire Vig, Paige Vig and Wesley Vig; nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday, Sept. 12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska. The pallbearers were her 10 grandchildren. The Kraemer family was served by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee Chapel www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
Verner A. Severson Verner “Bing” Severson, 90, of Shakopee, died Sunday, Sept.11, 2011 at St. Gertrude’s Health Center, Shakopee. Nels and Jenny (Pehrson) Severson proudly announced the birth of their son, Verner, on Sept. 21, 1920, in Trimont, MN. His life changed when he met Lorraine “Larry” in St. Peter, MN while on leave during World War II. They married on Nov. 10, 1943 and eventually settled in Shakopee in 1954. They welcomed into their family 13 children. Bing taught Industrial Arts and driver’s education and retired after 32 years of teaching. He enjoyed his retirement golfing, antiquing with Larry and solving the world’s problems twice a day with his coffee club buddies. We have many great memories of camping, fishing, his love of football and his beautiful singing voice. He never said, “No” to ice cream or a snickers bar. He was a member of the James Campbell 1685 Knights of Columbus of Shakopee, Shakopee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4046 and Shakopee American Legion Post 2. He will be fondly remembered as a kind, quiet, brave and faithful servant of the Lord. He is survived by children, Dr. Michael, MD (Linda), Susan Torgrimson, Terry, Tom (Kathy), Mark, John (Marcia), Mary (Jim) Larson, Laurie, Barb, Jenifer (Tim) Brandt, Rick (Barb), Janel (Scott) Knutson and Scott (Eva); 33 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, “Larry”; infant son; two brothers; five sisters. Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 15 from 9-10 a.m. at the McNearney Funeral Home. Knights of Columbus Rosary was Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Shakopee. The Rev. Thomas Boedy, SJ will officiate. Pallbearers are David Severson, Jesse Severson, Nik Severson, Neal Larson, Nate Twedt, Alex Breuer, Tracey Brandt, Ben Severson, Andrew Knutson. Interment at Catholic Cemetery. The Shakopee Veterans Memorial Unit provided military honors. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
Robert Lee Edberg Robert Edberg, 46 years young, of Shakopee, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 in Burnsville. He was born in New Prague Oct. 27, 1964 to Jerry and Charlotte Edberg. Bob and Wendy Meyer were married June 21, 1986 in Mound, MN. Bob was the love of Wendy’s life. He loved motorcycles, snowmobiling, camping, playing cards, friends, family and traveling – especially Alaska and cruises. Bob could fix anything. As an airline mechanic with Delta Airlines for nearly 26 years, he loved working on airplanes. Besides his wife, Wendy, he survived by children, Zack, Ashley and Amanda; parents; sister, Michelle (Jerry) Dehnel; brother, Brian (Dawn) Edberg; three nephews. Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 3-7 p.m. at Memorial Park, Shakopee and at the church one hour prior to the service. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Shakopee. The Rev. Bev Modlin officiated. Pallbearers included Mark Chicoine, Mike Carlson, Marty Underwood, Jeff Studtmann, Jim Stai, and Chris Rynda. Interment at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, New Prague. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
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Bernice T. Collins Bernice Collins, 68, of Shakopee, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at St. Gertrude’s Health Center in Shakopee. Bernice was born in New Prague, Aug. 16, 1943. She married John Collins Oct. 19, 1963 in Shakopee. Bernice was employed with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office as a secretary. She was a volunteer with Loaves and Fishes of Shakopee. Among survivors are her husband, John; daughter, Lorie (Rob) Beerling; son, David (Kim) Collins; six grandchildren, Kelsey, Kayley and Robbie Beerling, Ashley, Tiffany and Courtney Collins; great-grandson, Matthew; mother, Eleanor (Gerhard); sister Darlene (Ralph) Church. Visitation is Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4-7 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 16 from 9-10 a.m. at the McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 305 S. Atwood St., Shakopee with the Rev. Thomas Boedy, SJ presiding. Pallbearers include Dave Menden, Bill Nevin, Greg Muelken, William Vendel, Dave Einertson, John Wolf. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
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21221 Helena Boulevard (Hwy 21), Jordan, MN 55352 Directions: 2 miles South of Jordan on Hwy 21 or 7 miles North of New Prague on Hwy 21 Furniture & Appliances: Large modem cherry china hutch; burgundy leather sofa, 2 chairs, & ottoman; king size bed w/ matching armoire & 2 night stands; cherry lingerie chest; 12 drawer cherry double chest of drawers; several ornate art/display pedestals; ornate cherry wet bar; mirrored coffee table; cherry end tables; sofa tables; side table w/ painted monkeys; cherry cupboard; mirror w/ eel designed frame; candlestick lamps; several unusual lamps; oak bar stools; oak TV armoire; rugs; oak kitchen cupboards; 9 matching solid oak 6 panel doors w/ brass handles & matching oak bi-fold doors; fireplace frame; Frigidaire upright 13.3 cu ft freezer; black Kitchen Aid double oven, like new; Sanyo under cabinet refrigerator; new bar & kitchen sinks; plus more. Antiques & Collectibles: wooden Jordan beer case w/ lid; Jordan Coop Creamery pitcher; Radiol Motor Oil can; railroad lantern w/ red glass; New Ulm Centennial glasses; Enterprise No 31 sausage stuffer; 2 man saw; portable singer sewing machine w/ wooden domed cover; antique wardrobe; wooden chairs; ice cream chair; night stands; large bird cage; mantle & cuckoo clock; curved glass framed farm picture; sculpture – “The Getaway” by Glenn Swanson; Stueben glass flying duck; several pieces of Swedish crystal; Orrfors crystal; Wild Wares glassware; Lladro figurines: 12” dancing couple & 14” lady w/ hat; Italian Water Buffalo vases; African art pieces; ostrich eggs; large urn; Andy Warhol collector plates; linens; ornate ceiling fans; chandelier w/ antlers; rustic chandelier; slag glass 3 shade pool table light; Michelob & Budweiser beer lights; beer taps; framed mirrors; ornate checker set; table top Classic Edition jukebox radio & speakers; several pieces of high end glassware and decorator pieces. Hunting & Fishing related items: shoulder mount Water Buffalo; wooden spearing decoys; fishing spears; Herters & old wooden duck decoys; 100 traps including Conabears, coil & long spring. Guns to be sold at 1:00: Belgium Browning “Sweet Sixteen”; Belgium Browning “Light Twelve”; Walther PPK/S 9MM auto pistol; Browning auto 22 pistol; Handgun permit required to purchase. Wildlife Prints to be sold following guns: 24 professionally framed and matted prints and original oil paintings. All prints are signed and numbered. Oil paintings are signed, on canvas, and registered. Prints by Les Kouba, Terry Redlin, Jim Hansel, James Hautman, Kevin T. Daniel, Van Gilden. Oil Paintings by SP Hamrick, L. Cliff, Gannon, E. Walker, J. Michael, A. Costa, and more.
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district by land mass in the state of Iowa. It is half the size of Rhode Island. We had a lot of buses. I also coordinated special education services at that district. After Western Dubuque I moved on to become the principal at the high school in Maquoketa, Iowa, from 2004 to 2008. I was very proud to be a building principal. It was my privilege to work with a dedicated staff. I am most proud of the Response to Intervention (RTI) and co-teaching work we did at our high school. In 2008, my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. With my 6-year-old twins, I moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa to become a regional special education director at Great Prairie Area Education Agency. We provided both special education and general education services to our regional districts. The staff was committed to helping all students be successful. The support they provided to our schools was excellent. So what brings me to Minnesota? I have to be honest with you and say, “Love!” My fiancée, Elizabeth, has lived in Minnesota for 20 years. We went to high school a great
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New carpet was installed. Ducts were cleaned. In some places, ceiling tile was replaced. A major piece of the air conditioning system was replaced. Classrooms were put back together last week. At the board meeting, Superintendent Kirk Nelson said the cost of the ordeal is approaching $400,000. Board members and administrators spent time thanking custodians for their extensive work in the cleanup. They also thanked Don Horkey, mechanical engineer with the DLR Group, who worked with the district during the cleanup. “There was a ton of stuff that was done in a short amount of time,” Horkey said. DeCorsey and Nelson plan to speak to parents about the mold cleanup in meetings during the school’s open house. The informal parent meetings will be 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the school. “Hopefully that will answer questions people have,” DeCorsey said. It’s still an open question as to how the district will deal with the four days of lost time. As it stands, the school is spot on the amount of time required by the state for a school year, which leaves no time for a snow day. The Jordan School Board is planning to decide at a future meeting whether and how to make up the time. One option could be a changeup of the bus schedule, which would gradually build up more time for the elementary. “You add a few minutes to one end or another. It adds up very quickly,” Nelson said. But that could leave middle school students waiting longer, said Board Member Joe Benko. “There’s a lot of issues,” Benko said. The earliest the district would likely start the busing change is in January, or even after spring break.
Students learn meaning of 9/11 In an effort to educate students about the significance and history of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Jordan Middle School held an assembly with the help of Jordan fi refighters dressed in full gear. Social studies teacher Darren Ripley spoke about the significance of 9/11, said Principal Lance Chambers. “We talked a little about that and why it was important,” Chambers said. Some students might not remember – or even have the ability to remember the attacks. “Our fifth-graders this year, a lot of them weren’t even born,” Chambers said.
Hey, your teacher e-mailed me Jordan High School is trying to boost its e-mail communication with parents. At the Sept. 12 Jordan School Board meeting, Principal Barb McNulty said teachers can e-mail parents about student progress or what’s going on in classes, but only if they have parent e-mail addresses. A recent call for e-mail addresses yielded 100 corrections to outdated info. “I was really pleased with what we got back,” McNulty said.
Architects want input on school Earlier this year, three options were presented for a large renovation of Jordan Middle School. The Jordan School Board, however, sent the DLR Group
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architects back with direction to stay within the framework of the building – aka option 4. The building needs widespread mechanical work. Don Horkey, mechanical engineer with the DLR Group, said the building is only 50 to 60 percent energy efficient, compared to the 85 to 95 percent efficiency of modern systems. At the Sept. 12 board meeting, Mark Vetter, a DLR Group associate, recommended the district form a committee to oversee just what kind of mechanical upgrades the building could get, as there are a spectrum of options and costs. Vetter also asked the board for a 65-hour contract extension, which the board unanimously voted to approve. He recommended the committee be formed so that everybody knows what to expect and what the district is going to get. “We’d like your input,” Vetter said.
School enrollment tallies come in Enrollment numbers are in for Jordan area schools. At Jordan Public Schools, beginning of the year enrollment is 1,736 students, compared to 1,706 at the end of the last school year and 1,689 at the end of the previous school year. The district did not provide beginning-of-the-year numbers for past years. St. John the Baptist Catholic School started the year with 113 students in kindergarten through sixth grade, and 21 in preschool. At last year’s start to the year, St. John’s school had 113 in kindergarten through sixth grade, and had 19 preschoolers. Compiled by David Schueller
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Jordan City Councilmember Thom Boncher couldn’t believe his ears. Last week, he suggested the council adopt a new process for it to add discussion items to its meeting agendas, but he was quickly shut down. “The city council occasionally deals with items that are placed on the agenda during the meeting,” Boncher wrote in a memorandum to his fellow councilmembers. “In effect, these lastminute additions cannot be thoughtfully and thoroughly considered.” He asked that, “out of respect for each other and the concerned public,” councilmembers give five days’ notice before each meeting at which they want to bring up a discussion items. Councilmembers can notify the city administrator, who puts together the meeting agenda, if they want to discuss any issue during a meeting. Boncher’s suggestion was dismissed outright. “I wouldn’t go for this,” Councilmember Tanya Velishek said. “I like the way we do it now,” Councilmember Mike Shaw said. “I would like to keep the options open,” Councilmember Sally Schultz said. “But this is protocol,” Mayor Pete Ewals argued. “We don’t follow it half the time.” “It’s too limiting. … It’s a waste of paper. Let’s move on,” Councilmember Joe Thill said. But it was not that long ago that the council seized an opportunity to undo some of the work of its embattled mayor. I n Ewa ls’ absence due to a restraining order that kept him away from mayoral duties in July, the Jordan City Council voted 5-1 in favor of changes to the council meeting protocol. Boncher voted against the proposal by Velishek, who moved to: eliminate one of the two publiccomment periods allocated to the audience during council meetings, maintaining only one period for citizen comments on issues left off the agenda, near the beginning of the meeting; specifically state in the meeting protocol t hat speakers from t he audience are limited to three minutes at the podium; disallow what City Administrator Ed Shukle called the “serial pickup,” a way around the three-minute time limit, during which a citizen starts her written comments and a fellow citizen – using his three minutes before the council – continues reading the fi rst citizen’s writing; and add to the meeting protocol that the council as a whole can determine order and eliminate, as Shukle stated, “disruptions and unruly citizens.” Every time the council talks about meeting protocol, it turns into a lively discussion. The protocol is used to guide the mayor’s governance of meetings. “A ny t h i n g t h at l i m it s publ ic discussion, I’m not in favor of it,” Boncher said. “It’s not that we want to limit public comment,” Velishek said, encouraging e-mails, calls and town hall meetings,
among other commentary. “I still want to hear from you.” Shu k le s a id t her e h ave b e en “ b eh av ior a l i s sue s” at c ou nci l meetings and Velishek expressed interest in reviewing the meeting protocol at the council table. Councilmember Joe Thill said rude or exaggerated facial expressions – “because I’ve seen a few of those at the last few meetings” – ought to be banned. He said the facial expressions are one way the audience takes advantage of a loophole in the council’s policy to eject disorderly people from the meeting. “ W ho a r e we t o jud g e f aci a l expressions?” Boncher said. Shaw, acting mayor, completed the conversation by saying, “OK, good question,” and then suggesting that what would be allowed in a school classroom should be allowed at a public meeting. The second public-comment period was Ewals’ baby. It was one of his first accomplishments on a road to instilling a more open government in Jordan. But Jeremy Goebel, some fellow councilmembers and some city staff said that the mayor hasn’t been enforcing the meeting rules. Thil l said that the ag reement when originally passed last October was that if the rules aren’t enforced, the council will revisit and possibly change them. “We’re here to run a meeting and fi nish business and move forward,” Shukle said. If three minutes is not enough time for a citizen to comment to the council, there are other options for opinions to be heard, Shukle argued. “That’s kind of what the town hall meeting is for,” Shukle said. Tow n h a l l me eti n gs a re held quarterly on Saturdays, when the purpose of the meetings is strictly for councilmembers to gather public opinions and engage in discussions. Boncher, though, argued that the public-comment period usually isn’t what slows down the regular council meetings. Generally, citizen comments take an average of 12 minutes of a two- or three-hour meeting, Boncher said. “I don’t think that’s too much for us. … We ourselves go too long.” Later in the meeting, Shaw said: “I was just going to ask Thom if he would be in favor of imposing time limits on councilmembers.” Shaw’s comment drew a laugh from some of the audience, and Boncher did not grace the acting mayor with an answer. Ewals missed two meetings after funeral home director Mark Ballard took out a restraining order against him in regard to a July 15 disturbance between the two. The restraining order has since been dismissed according to a settlement between the two parties, and Ewals is back to public work. Since Ewals’ return to meetings, there has been no further dustup about council meeting protocol. Velishek said that the changes she successfully got approved should be revisited again in six months.
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“You can argue a position, but you can not change the facts,” said Commissioner Jon Ulrich, who has served since 2001. “The idea that we got some pie-in-the-sky presentation – that never happened. We got bleak forecasts the last two, three years. We have taken conservative measures to prepare and be the position we are in. If anyone has been surprised in the county, they haven’t been listening.” The 0.9 percent levy bump equals the amount of new property growth in the county and makes up only a fraction of the $4.3 million projected budget gap. But the proposed levy still amounts to a $70 per average household increase due to wildly fluctuating property values and major state cuts and tax policy changes. Only $10 of it is attributable to county spending. Menden, who said residents and businesses are being nailed with property tax increases at the city and school level, wants the county board to put the tax levy increase to a vote on November’s ballot. “Let the people decide,” he said. “It takes the heat off us.” “I haven’t seen too many times where we put the taxpayer first,” he said, adding that the county has the tendency to blame the state instead of looking in the mirror. “It’s our pet projects or what’s best for us.” It is too late to put such an initiative on the ballot, responded a steamed Commissioner Barbara Marschall of Prior Lake. “You can throw ideas out there and make statements that people will latch onto, but we have a job to do and today is the day to do it,” said Marschall. “We are elected to make the decisions, and they’re not easy. I’ve been on this board for 15 years, and I don’t think there’s ever been anyone at this table who has no regard for what the public pays in taxes.” Even Commissioner Joe Wagner of Sand Creek Township, who often sides with Menden and voted against a 1.6 percent increase last year, stood up for the proposed budget. “As I walk around the courthouse, people are being moved around and you see it,” Wagner said. “I can physically see ways the county is doing its best to work our way through this.” Board Chairman Tom Wolf of Credit River Township said the county has been remaking itself since the state cuts began, and presently is looking at more collaborations and efficiencies. “We’ve reduced 50 jobs,” Wolf said. “We’ve been conservative.” The county is hoping for a complete salary freeze from 2012 union negotiations, but Menden took issue with the nearly $500,000 in budgeted merit increases from 2011. (Scott County has a unique pay-for-performance compensation model.) Ulrich said the county has frozen many salaries, offered early retirement and not fi lled positions. Employees keep rocks on their desks as a costsavings reminder, and even the county’s unions opened up existing contracts to help balance previous budgets. “I don’t know anybody in the country that has done that,” Ulrich said. He added that the county was the lowest in the state two years ago with a negative spread levy. Wagner took the unusual step in asking County Auditor Cindy Geis, whom he said came from an “incredibly conservative family” near his in Scott County, to come to the podium and give her opinion on whether the county is doing the best it can. “You’ve been in the trenches longer than anyone I know here,” he said. Geis, who manages more than 60 people, said she’s gone through multiple reorganizations, including the creation of a one-stop customer service area and the downsizing of top positions. “Everyone is being asked to do more with less,” she said, and is trying their “darndest” to provide the service residents expect. “I see the stress on my staff. They can’t take much more.”
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Parker Fahning, 5, front, and Cooper Fahning, 3, both of Eden Prairie, kept fishing even after the Reel of Fortune kids fishing contest ended. In the contest, they ended up catching the inverse of their ages – five fish for Cooper and three for Parker.
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70 YEARS AGO Juni Hardware in Jordan is hosting for the second time Australian world champion wood chopper Peter McLaren. He was a crowd pleaser in 1936. He is sponsored by an American manufacturer of forest services tools, which Juni Hardware sells. Herman Dueffert fo Jordan received the Jordan Merchant’s Loving Cup for the best herd of cattle at the 1941 Scott County Fair. Dueffert owns a prizewinning herd of Guernsey cattle. “Spring Lake Club is open for wedding dances and private parties,” an ad in the Jordan Independent said. “Jos. Topic, proprietor.” Felix Tillges of St. Catherine secured a job at the defense plant in New Brighton. “Attention bowlers,” an ad in the JI said. “Men and women leagues forming. Jordan Bowling Alleys.” Mary (Rausch) Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rausch, pioneer family of St. Joe, passed away. She was born April 3, 1863. Pleasant Lake school district has an enrollment of 18 students. Ethel Cannady is the teacher. School District 28, Fish Lake, opened up the school year with 11 students. Martha Franek is the teacher. There are 829 entries in the Woman Building a the Scott County Fair, the most ever. Silo filling has been slowed by the rain and mud. It’s going to clear off tonight. Hopefully, there will be no frost, according to a report from Merriam. The Lakeville 11 comes to Jordan for the first football game at the new Lagoon Park.
50 YEARS AGO Jordan Elementary School received this week new desks and chairs. The extra one will help to relieve the overcrowding problem in the elementary grades.
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BACK Religious release forms have been sent home to parents of children grades 5-12 at Jordan High School. They need to be signed so students can attend religious class at their respective churches. Adult classes at Jordan High School in sewing and typewriting will begin Sept. 20. Tuition is between $7.50 and $10. Danny Richards, Larry Behnke and Lamont Hennen traveled to Colorado Springs last week to visit Richards’ brother James, who is in the service. An open house was held at the Lydia Methodist Church for the 25th wedding anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Joyce Haferman of Prior Lake. “Price change on haircuts,” an ad in the JI said, “effective Sept. 19: 14 years and older, $1.50, under 14, $1. Belden Barber Shop, Beise Barber Shop, Jordan Beauty Shop. “For sale: No. 1 black dirt and rolls of sod. Will deliver,” an ad in the JI said. “Bob Grommesch.” “Used Oliver corn picker and a used Gibson freezer,” an ad in the JI said. “Schultz Implement, Lydia.” Forty-nine buyers participated in the Scott County 4-H auction at the fairgrounds. The total price of the sale was $8,234.30. St. Benedict Catholic Church will hold a communion breakfast on Sunday. Ed Deutsch is in charge. The Hubmen lost to Prior Lake 25-0 in football but held
Jordan Police Chief Alvin Erickson and officer Dean Johnson found a large field of hemp growing off County Road 9 in the river bottoms. It was believed the field would have produced 100 pounds of marijuana worth $300 per pound. Jordan’s Helping Hand 4-H club elected officers at its meeting. Donna Jabs is the president. Lowell is the vice president. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church’s fall festival is scheduled for this Sunday. Central Telephone started charging higher rates for phone services in the 46 communities it serves, including Jordan and Lydia. Anthony “Tony” Adams, 82, passed away. He owned Adams Lumber Yard in Jordan for 28 years. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pexa of Prior Lake announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathy, to Mike Kreuser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Kreuser of Jordan. “Greyhound Bus Services,” an ad in the JI said. “Daily routes leave Hamburger Home, Jordan. Edwins Whipps, agent.” Hubmen football defeated Waterville 20-0. Pete Busch was 7-for-17 for 88 yards in the passing department. The Jaguars beat Norwood in volleyball. “Jordan Golf Day at Dahlgren Golf Course,” an ad in the JI said. “Longest putt: men, Dale Oldenburg; women, Sherry Moen.
10 YEARS AGO For the 2001-2002 school year at Jordan, school enrollment only went up by 26, compared to a 61-student
increase last year. This year’s total is 1,376 students. St. John the Baptist Catholic School is down eight students, for a total enrollment of 143. The Cy Wolf family received word that son Wayne, who lives 15 blocks from the World Trade Center towers in New York City was safe and not near them on Sept. 11. Rumor of gas shortages after the New York City tragedy ran rampant Tuesday, as long lines of customers piled up at Broadway Market at Jordan to fill up. Jordan Fire Chief Mike Briese announced that fire safety fair will be Oct. 12-13. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordna will hold an entire church meeting Wednesday to discuss the parish’s future. Todd Bodem, former Belle Plaine city administrator, will fill in for the city of Jordan as interim administrator. Two arrests have been made by Jordan police on a recent theft. Lydia Community Club will meet Monday at the Lydia school. A person from the Lydia Historical Society will speak on the society events. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports 11 more lakes are infested with Eurasian water milfoil this year. Statewide, the number is 126. The Community Action Program (CAP) Agency in Shakopee distributes school supplies to 572 students from 242 families in Scott and Carver counties, according to Linda Shelton, director. The Hubmen failed to come back in a 13-12 loss to Belle Plaine in football. 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.
“You can walk three feet and have just this amazing exchange with a child that has a lasting and profound impact on you,” he said. Much like real royalty, life in the Royal Court is incredibly scheduled, Behr said. The 18-member group opens and closes each day of the festival and presents at special events, such as wedding toasts, the knighting ceremony and Ales and Tales. In between, the nobility parades through the grounds. “The Royal Court is just about everywhere, as is the king, during the course of the day,” Behr said. Besides the morning gate show — where you’re never quite sure what you’ll get — Behr’s favorite part of the day is the children’s knighting ceremony. Behr became involved with the Renaissance Festival at age 12. His family had just moved to the area from Arizona when a friend active in children’s theater asked if he wanted to audition. He landed the role of Lance the Squire, walking around the grounds hawking for Witchwood and Puke & Snot. As a teen, he joined the Royal Court as Prince Philip, a role he played for 20 years before his coronation as King Henry. Behr attributes his success to great mentors, like longtime Renaissance King George Hermann, and paying attention to the crowd’s cues. Unlike normal theater where you have script and back story, each interaction is improv. “It really is kind of like life, where it evolves as you evolve as a character and a performer out there,” he said. The skills he’s learned about paying attention to an audience and reacting to its response have carried beyond the festival, too, Behr said.
Do you know someone with an unusual job? Let us know at editor@ jordannews.com. Outside the Ren Fest, Behr is an entrepreneur. His fi rst company, Wireless Ronin Technologies, went public five years ago. Today, he owns Converdia, a Twin Cities-based mobile marketing and technology fi rm that develops mobile applications. “I still wear my tights in the office on Mondays through Fridays,” Behr joked. “My employees get a little concerned when I wear the crown.” Though Behr has been at the festival 30 years, he’s not the actor of the family. His brother, Jason, lives in Hollywood and starred on the television show “Roswell.” Behr calls the Renaissance Festival his annual holiday. “I honestly really do this because I love the interaction and I love all the people and I love the festival,” he said. As a senior member of the court, Behr is also responsible for training the court, which includes Queen Elizabeth, Prince James and Lady Tayrn, the king’s administrative assistant and schedule keeper. His group rehearses every other weekend, May through opening day. He has a couple of rules for the court: pay attention to the audience and treat everyone you meet like he or she is the most interesting person on the planet. “Our guests are coming through our gates because they want to forget all their troubles,” Behr said. “They want to come and experience laughter, all these moments of magic out there.” The Minnesota Renaissance Festival runs weekends through Oct. 2 on the festival grounds just south of Shakopee.
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More than two city blocks were chock full of classic cars and motorcycles at this year’s cruise, held on the Friday before Heimatfest, Jordan’s city celebration. Perfect weather didn’t hurt the turnout. Top right – Crowds cheered as the stylish, impressive, sporty, expensive and just plain out-of-the-ordinary cars started their cruise near Log Cabin Park in downtown Jordan, before proceeding to Lydia and back. Bottom right – Brent Raduenz, Jayden Raduenz, 2, and Barb Hennen of Jordan dine out of the trunk of their Chevy Bel Air.
Heimatfest winners The results from last Saturday’s Heimatfest contest, competitions and drawings include:
Punt, pass and kick: Age 6 – 1. Seth Noyes, 2. Jack Hamen, 3. Zach Olsen. Age 7 –1. Nathan Kes, 2. Marcus Karsky. Age 8 –1. Ian Hennen, 2. Adam Kelvington, 3. Peyton Nawrocki. Age 9 –1. Jacob Olsen, 2. Ryan Samuelson, 3. Kade Noyes. Age 10 – 1. Ryan Friedges, 2. Adam Kreuser, 3. Bryce Sievers. Age 11 – 1. Eric Tiedman, 2. Michael Lambrecht, 3. Peyton Glasgow. Age 12 – 1. Cody Anton, 2. Eric Morris, 3. Austin Bendzick. Age 13 – 1. Jimmy Vollbrecht, 2. Zack Kes, 3. Quentin McDermaid. Age 14 – 1. Taylor Beuch, 2. Jake Pauly. Age 15 – 1. Casey Hull, 2. Jacob Allen, 3. Timothy Huss.
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Sept. 15-21 “Getting Ready for Winter” with Carver/Scott County Master Gardeners, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Scott County Fairgrounds Teaching Gardens, 7151 190th St. W. in St. Lawrence Township, near Jordan, extension.umn.edu/county/scott/, (952) 492-5410 to register for free Three Rivers Park District Board, 3 p.m. bus tour of Scott County park facilities, 5 p.m. joint board workshop, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15, Cleary Lake Regional Park Visitor Center, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake, (763) 559-9000 American Legion Post No. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Ridges at Sand Creek, 21755 Ridge Drive, Sand Creek Township, (952) 492-5599 Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Presbyterian Church of Le Sueur, 404 Turril St., Le Sueur, (507) 665-2587 Social Service of Minnesota Adoption “Waiting Children” two-day preadoption education seminar, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave., Minneapolis (612) 879-5230, or (888) 205-3769, minnesotaadoption.org U.S. Rep. John Kline-hosted career and jobs fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, kline.house.gov or Sally.Bryant@mail.house.gov Jordan Friends of the Library used book sale, 1-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Jordan library, 230 Broadway St. S., (952) 492-2500 Informal parent meetings on school mold cleanup results, 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Jordan Elementary School, 815 Sunset Drive, Jordan, (952) 492-2336 Jordan City Council, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Jordan Government Center, 210 E. First St., (952) 4922535, jordan.govoffice.com
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JORDAN CROSS COUNTRY
Runners start out in middle of pack Not bad for first meet of the year BY TODD ABELN email@example.com
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One for the win column After starting 0-3, volleyball notches first win BY TODD ABELN firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenna Dietel serves the ball for the Jaguars.
T he Jordan vol leyba l l team is off the schneid. After starting the season 0-3, Jordan got its fi rst win of the season last Thursday when they defeated NorwoodYoung America in straight sets, 25-18, 25-10, 25-21. “It did feel good and I think we were all relieved to fi nally put one in the win column,” head coach Jason Geisel said. That win came after Jordan lost to Minnetonka and Blaine in five sets and Le Sueur-Henderson in four sets. G oi ng i nto t he m atch against Norwood, Jordan was down a few players to due to illness. This made for a quick change in the lineup and the rotation for the Geisel and the Jaguars. The team responded to the change and won in three sets. “I wasn’t sure how the team would respond,” Geisel said. “It was nice to see the
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www.scoreboard.mn team pull together and make t he rot ations work even though we didn’t have a lot of time to practice them.” Senior Kelsey Chambers led the team with 18 kills. Paige Smith added eight and Emilee Gutzmer had seven. Gutzmer led the team with 29 assists and 12 digs. Jenna Dietel notched five digs and Natalie Storlie added four.
ANOTHER TOUGH ONE The Jaguars dropped to 0-3 to start the season when Le Sueur-Henderson defeated them in four sets, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 27-25. “I knew any of our first three matches could have gone either way,” Geisel said. “If you would have told me we would be 0-3 to start the season, I probably would not have believed you.” After winning the first set, the No. 2 ranked Giants
won the next two sets for a 2-1 lead. In the fourth set, Jordan led 23-18 but won only two of the next 11 points to lose the set and match. “No excuses, we didn’t deserve to win the Le SueurHenderson match,” Geisel said. “It didn’t come down to heart or desire because I know this team has both the heart and desire to prove themselves and be state contenders, it came down to having the confidence to execute plays in pressure situations. We were up 23-18, in set four, needed to play side out volleyball to win the set and lost control under the pressure.”
RANKINGS Jordan started the season ranked eighth in Class 2A but since starting 1-3 the Jaguars have dropped out of the top-10. The Jaguars are ranked 11th in this week’s pol l. Jackson County Central is fi rst, followed by Le SueurHenderson, Belle Plaine, Marshall and Stewartville.
The Jordan cross country teams opened the season by fi nishing in the middle of the pack at the Montgomery Invitational. The Jordan boys finished 15th out of 30 teams while girls fi nished 19th out of 25 teams. This was Jordan’s fi rst meet of the season while most of the other teams in Montgomery were on their second or third meet. For the Hubmen, they finished 441 points to fi nish just behind Montgomery-Lonsdale and Le Sueur-Henderson. Mahtomedi won the meet with 54 points. Junior Chris Huss led the way for Jordan as he fi nished in 18 minutes, 32.2 seconds to place 46th. “Chris’s hard work paid huge dividends as he led the boys team with a great race,” he ad c oach B en Nyl a nder said. Huss was followed by sophomore Austi n Hovla nd who fi nished in 83rd place with a time of 19:26.9. Jordan Moe fi nished ahead of Nathan Moe by a second as they fi nished 101st and 103rd, respectively. Senior Cody Pelowski finished in 108th place followed by Brady Rutherford and Max Kes in 141st and 159th. “Austin, Nathan and Jordan I felt all ran very well,” Nylander said. “They moved up considerably.” For the Jaguars, they finished 474 points to fi nish 19th, just ahead of Norwood-Young America and just behind Montgomery-Lonsdale. Prior Lake won the meet with 66 points. Senior Alex Sopata fi nished 44th with a time of 17:13.4. She was followed by Michaela Vogel, who fi nished 59th with a time of 17:38.9. “Alex had a really nice race to lead the way,” Nylander said. “Michaela ran a solid race.” S ophomor e Ker r a Sieve ran a 19 :12.6 which put her in 10 9th position. She was followed by Casey O’Hern in 12 2nd and Savita Sidhu in 140th place. Tony Eichten won the boys junior varsity race with a time of 18:49.22.
Mistakes prove costly for Jordan Monty gets first conference win in three years BY TODD ABELN email@example.com
The Montgomery-Lonsdale football team had not won a Minnesota River Conference game since 2008. That was until last Friday when Jordan traveled to Montgomery for a conference. Montgomery-Lonsdale rallied for a late touchdown to top Jordan 10-7 and get their fi rst MRC win in 16 tries. In the fourth quarter, Jordan led 7-3 and just got the ball back after recovering a Montgomery fumble. But on the next play, Jordan gave the ball right back as they fumbled right back with the Redbirds recovering the ball. A couple of plays later, Montgomery scored a touchdown and led 10-7 with 7:51 left in the game.
The Hubmen got the ball back two more times but failed to move the ball against Montgomery’s defense and fell to 0-2 on the season. “We are simply making too many mental and physical mistakes again and again to sustain anything and giving our opponents great field position,” head coach Craig Albers said. “I don’t think it matters who we’re playing, we must stop beating ourselves. We simply have to cut down on these mistakes, sustain drives and get into the end zone more often.” Jordan took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Jon Kreuser scored on a 4-yard touchdown run. Kreuser led the Hubmen with 64 yards on 19 carries. T hat was Jord a n’s f i rst points of the season after getting shutout in week 1 against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. Montgomery kicked a 33yard field goal in the second quarter to cut the lead to 7-3.
The score remained 7-3 until the Redbirds scored in the fourth quarter. Bot h teams fu mbled t he ball at least three times but only once did a team score off of it. Jordan fi nished the game wit h 14 6 tot a l ya rds of offense. “We haven’t changed much from the beginning of the year, so hopefully it begins to click soon and we get the train rolling back on the right track,” Albers said. Jordan will attempt to get their first win of the season on Friday when they travel to Watertown to take on MRC newcomer Watertown-Mayer at 7 p.m. The Royals are 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the MRC after losing to Mayer Lutheran 14-13 last week. Watertown-Mayer has not won a game since 2008 and is on a 21-game losing streak. Their last win came on Oct. 15, 2008 when they defeated Dassel-Cokato 19-14.
CONCUSSION Sophomore offensive lineman Jack Gray was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter after taking a vicious hit after a Jordan interception. With Montgomery leading 10-7, Jordan quarterback Nate Beckman threw an interception. As the Redbird player was returning the ball, Gray got blindsided and laid motionless on the field. After lying on the field for mi nutes, t he Montgomer y training staff and emergency personnel decided to place Gray on a stretcher and take him to the New Prague hospital. Gray was released from the hospital that night and was back in school on Monday. “Jack is doing well,” Albers said. “He sustained a concussion and nothing else which is remarkable after the hit he received. He is back in school, with headaches, watched practice and film with the team and is expected to make a full recovery and play again in a few weeks.”
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Jon Kreuser gets into the end zone in the first quarter of the game to give the Hubmen a 7-0 lead.
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Girls still perfect in the conference
Walen wins title at Raceway Park
Tennis team nets two more conference wins BY TODD ABELN firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jordan girls tennis team stayed perfect in the Minnesota River Conference with two tight wins. The Jaguars defeated Le Sueur-Henderson 5-2 on Tuesday and Belle Plaine 4-3 last Thursday night. Those two wins improved Jordanâ€™s record to 3-0 in the MRC. Sandwiched in between those two wins was a 2-5 nonconference loss to Fairmont. Jordanâ€™s overall record is 9-3. That loss to Fairmont snapped a seven-game winning streak. â€œOverall, not too bad,â€? head coach Brad Ernst said. In the Le Sueur-Henderson match, Jordan dominated the singles matches on their way to the 5-2 win. The Jaguars lost only seven games in singles as they won all four matches. At No. 1 singles, Drew DeCorsey won 6-1, 6-1. Alex Hancock followed that up with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles. Sammi Ryan won 6-1, 6-0 and Rachel Menke won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 and No. 4 singles. Jordanâ€™s No. 3 doubles team of Paige Huss and Trianna Thong won 6-4, 6-4.
At No. 2 doubles, Paige Moran and Carina Larson lost 5-7, 7-5, 0-6. â€œThat was a nice bounce back win from the Fairmont loss,â€? Ernst said. â€œWe played really well.â€? On Monday, Jordan made the long trip to Fairmont and lost 2-5. â€œWe didnâ€™t play very well and were kind of sluggish,â€? Ernst said. Even with that Jordan had its chances to win the match. Of the five losses, three of them went three sets meaning the match was up in the air until the last match. DeCorsey lost one of those three set matches at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 2-6, 2-6. The other three set losses came at No. 4 singles as Menke lost 2-6, 6-4, 2-6 and at No.1 doubles were Victoria Read and Justine Lloyd lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-7 (3-7). Jordanâ€™s two wins came from Hancock at No. 2 singles and Huss and Thong at No. 3 doubles. Against Belle Plaine, Jordanâ€™s single players dominated as they won all four matches while just dropping five games. DeCorsey won 6-3, 6-0 followed by Hancock winning 6-0, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Ryan didnâ€™t drop a game as she won 6 - 0, 6 - 0. Menke made it 4 for 4 in singles as she won 6-1, 6-0. Jordan dropped all three double matches in straight sets.
Perfect weather, a unique and moving tribute to the Heroes of 9/11/01 and the crowning of six season track champions were the highlights of a fitting fi nale for the 2011 Sunday Night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at the famed quarter-mile asphalt oval in Shakopee The evening started on a patriotic and moving note when all fans and track staff in the grandstands and the drivers and race teams lined up on the rim of track between corners one and two, stood silently for a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11 while a group of race cars with their drivers holding American Flags slowly circled the track during the playing of the National Anthem. Then, in preliminary event heat action, Impact Printing Bomber driver Darren Wood, and Ventaire Hobby Stockers Bud Remer and Matt Stanley got their fi rst heat wins of the 2011 season. When the feature portion of the program came around the mostly highly anticipated event of the evening was the 30-lap Super Late Model duel between 2009-2010 track champ Adam Royle and challenger Chad Walen. Walen entered the evening with a 10-point lead and set fast time. Royle kept up the heat by winning his heat but Walen followed suit by winning his setting the stage for the fi nal duel between the duo who together had won every Super Late Model feature of the season except for one. After the race started Walen and Royle worked their ways up from their seventh and eighth place starting positions to being on the back bumpers of race leaders Jacob Goede and Nick Barstad at the mid-point of the race, Then, while dicing for position, Walen and Royle collided between corners three and four bringing out the yellow flag and sending both drivers to the back of the pack. On the restart, Jacob Goede was able to get away from the field and score his fi rst RWP Super Late Model win of the year. Nick Barstad, Joey Garofalo, Mark Lamoreaux and Adam Royle rounded out the top five. Walen was able to fi nish sixth and therefore win the SLM track championship, the fi rst of his racing career. Other feature winners during the evening included Andrew Benhardus in the Coca-Cola Short Tracker division, Jeremy Wolff in the Ventaire Hobby Stocks, Justin Kotchevar in the Impact Printing Bombers, Tony Hallberg in the Mini Stocks and Mike Dickey and Ricky Martin in the Turtleâ€™s Bar and Grill Figure 8â€™s. Martinâ€™s win, his 10th of the season, sealed the deal for him to win his fourth consecutive Figure 8 championship. Long time friends and fellow Figure 8â€™ers Todd Wilson and Mark Bronstad finished second and third in the fi nal Figure 8 standings just a few points apart. Raceway Park would again like to congratulate the 2011 season NASCAR division track champions who include: Erica Waibel-Short Trackers, Doug Schmitz-Mini Stocks, Justin Kotchevar-Bombers, Ricky Martin-Figure 8â€™s, Brent Kane-Hobby Stocks and Chad Walen-Super Late Models. All will be honored at Raceway Parkâ€™s annual Awards Banquet which will be held in early 2012. While the regular season Sunday schedule is over there will still be lots of action at Raceway Park in September starting this Friday, with a FND event featuring Figure 8â€™s, Flag Pole racing, Thunder V-8â€™s, Mini Stocks, Flyers, Garden Tractors and a Oval School Bus Race all starting at 7:30 p.m. Then on Sunday, its the Extreme Enduro Series starting a 3 pm. For more information please visit www.goracewaypark.com or call (952) 445-2257.
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Jordanâ€™s No. 1 singles player Drew DeCorsey has helped the Jaguars to a 9-3 record this season.
Amanda Dietel leads Luther in assists Amanda Dietel, a 2008 g radu ate of Jordan High S cho ol , i s a member of the 2 011 Lut h e r College volleyball team. In nine Amanda matches this Dietel season, Luther is 5 - 4. Dietel has 313 assists, 10 kills, 10 aces, and 48 digs. Diet el i s t he d au g ht er of Greg and Beth Dietel of Jordan, Minn.
JBA traveling team tryouts are Sept. 18 The Jordan Basketball Association (JBA) will be holding tryouts for the 2011-2012 JBA t raveli ng tea ms on Su nd ay, 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 jordanhoops. com or contact Shelly Pitlick at email@example.com or (952) 492-5180. Registration forms are due no later than Sept. 12.
Chanhassen High hires Bahn to coach Jordan Brewers fi rst baseman Cullen Bahn has been hired by Chanhassen High School to be their new head baseball coach starting this spring. Bahn batted .292 in 26 games for the Brewers this year.
Great Scott Cycle Club rides again Bicycling enthusiasts are invited to join the Great Scott Cycle Club. The club rides Monday and Thursday evenings from May to October, weather permitting. The group leaves at 6 p.m. from the parking lot in front of Michaelâ€™s Cycles located at 16731 Highway 13 S. in Prior Lake.
There are five groups of riders to cover all levels. Helmets are required; road bikes are highly recommended. The club represents a mix of young and old, men and women, singles and tandems. This is a social club for riding and gathering afterwards for friendship, food, drink and conversation. New members a re a lways welcome. For more information, call Al at (952) 220-4585. To get on the email list for the latest updates and additional rides go to greatscottcycling.com and press the â€œsubscribeâ€? button. Also follow us and join our Facebook page, the link can be found on our website.
Join the weekly area running club The Prior Lake Area Running Club meets weekly for group runs and also has guest speakers and can provide discounts at local running stores. All levels of runners and joggers are welcome. You donâ€™t have to be from Prior Lake to join the club.
For more information, send an e-mail to Doug Krohn at doug. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2011 Jordan Fall Sports Almanac Jordan Volleyball
Jordan Girls Tennis
Jordan Cross Country
Tuesday, Aug. 30.........Minnetonka ....................................... Loss, 3-2 Thursday, Sept. 1 ........Blaine ................................................ Loss, 3-2 Tuesday, Sept. 6 ........... at Le Sueur-Henderson .......................... Loss, 3-1 Thursday, Sept. 8 ........Norwood Young America....................... Win, 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 13 ......... at Southwest Christian ............................ Win, 3-2 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, 5-2 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 ........................................ Win, 4-3 Tuesday, Sept. 6 ......... Sibley East.......................................... Win, 6-1 Thursday, Sept. 8 ........ Belle Plaine ........................................ Win, 4-3 Monday, Sept. 12 ..........at Fairmont ........................................... Loss, 5-2 Tuesday, Sept. 13 ..........at Le Sueur-Henderson .......................... Win, 5-2 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. Monday, Sept. 26 ....... Mound-West Tonka ................................ 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 ..........at Le Center .................................................. TBD Tuesday, Oct. 4 ........... United South Central.............................. 4 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8 ......at Montgomery-Lonsdale ......... Boys 15th, Girls 19th 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 .......... Loss, 39-0 Friday, Sept. 9 ...............at Montgomery-Lonsdale..................... Loss, 10-7 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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