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Officials iron out details of new library Clinic, senior housing in mix, but no pharmacy or museum – yet BY MATHIAS BADEN email@example.com
Urban Works Architecture of Minneapolis developed a rendering of the facades of the proposed library, medical clinic and senior housing site in Jordan.
Don’t pin your hopes on a pharmacy or a museum coming to Jordan in conjunction with a proposed library, medical clinic and senior housing. Developers and operators are committed to three of the four proposed elements to a proposed site development in the Whispering Meadows business district, near Riverland Bank and the Triangle business district. The pharmacy is left up to St. Francis Regional Medical Center,
READ A RELATED STORY ON THE FORMATION OF A LIBRARY TASK FORCE ON PAGE 3
and the suggestion for a museum might be on the shoulders of a committee reviewing plans for a new library. Jordan and Scott County officials, along with Dunbar Development of Minneapolis, are ironing out the details of the proposal. The Jordan City Council reviewed but did not need to vote on the sketch plan for
the Scott County Community Development Agency’s property near the intersection of Seville Drive and Creek Lane. There, the proposal consists of 50 housing units on four stories, an 8,000-square-foot library with high ceilings and some meeting rooms, a 5,000-square foot clinic run by St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and a 2,000-square-foot pharmacy with a drive-through. “It is a work in progress,” said Frank Dunbar, president. “… We have not heard back from the pharmacist.”
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While AYP list represents mixed bag for Jordan schools, scores keep improving BY DAVID SCHUELLER firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not all bad news when it comes to Jordan Public Schools and this year’s list of schools failing to make adequate yearly progress (AYP). Jordan Middle School, which did not make AYP last year, did make AYP this year. “Their reading (scores) across the board went up, but particularly for those groups that are struggling,
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Above – Cody Gavert (left), Dmitri Markham, Joel St. Martin, Nate Beckman and John Hiegel play during the homecoming parade.
they implemented a (Response to Intervention) program for remedial readers that has been remarkably successful,” Curriculum Director Carol Lagergren said. As for the rest of the district, Jordan High School, as well as the Jordan district, did not make AYP. Jordan Elementary School made AY P for the second consecutive year.
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Below – Jordan Middle School students, mostly from the sixth grade, show their spirit before the homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 30.
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Fans at the Jordan High School homecoming football game saw a huge check, denoting a $40,000 donation for the Dollars for Scholars program. The money, donated from the Virginia Habegger estate, will be used for scholarships for students’ postsecondary educations. Jordan attorney Jim Terwedo presented the check to Jordan High School Guidance Counselor Robin Whiteside (left), Jordan High School Principal Barb McNulty, and Jordan Public Schools Superintendent Kirk Nelson.
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An error was published on page 8 of the Sept. 29 print edition of the Jordan Independent. The Jordan City Council’s town hall meeting was scheduled to run for two, not four, hours last Saturday. The Jordan Independent takes pride in providing accurate reports of the news. The editor will make an effort to respond to any complaints about errors or inaccuracies in the newspaper. If it is determined that the paper printed an error, a correction will be prominently displayed, usually on page 2. Please alert the editor to any errors or inaccuracies by sending an e-mail to editor@jordannews. com or calling (952) 492-2224. Corrections will be made in as timely a fashion as possible, preferably the week after the error appears in print. Corrections will also be published online at jordannews.com, if a mistake appeared online.
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to three years of probation, including 90 days of home confi nement on one count of theft of mail matter. In addition, she was also ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution. Bressette was indicted on March 15, 2011, and pleaded guilty on May 25, 2011.
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Jordan’s 2011 building permit revenue has exceeded expectations by almost $70,000. Through August, five new home permits and two “very nice-sized commercial permits” have been purchased from the city, according to Jordan Finance Director Tom Nikunen. The city budgeted $10,000 for the year, and had received just shy of $79,900 by the end of August, according to the city’s most recent fi nance report. Last year, the city sold more than a dozen permits. “So,” Councilmember Sally Schultz said of this year, “we’re getting there.” Compiled by Mathias Baden
City saves $78,000 on bond interest The city of Jordan saved more than $78,000 on interest when it recently refi nanced a $1.7 million loan. Money was borrowed via a 2004 bond, and financial advisers Springsted Inc. recommended refunding the bond to the tune of $10,000 a year in savings for the remaining life of the bond, Jordan Finance Director Tom Nikunen said. The savings estimate includes any fees. The newly issued bond, unanimously passed by the Jordan City Council, has a lower interest rate than the 2004 bond, “so that’s where the savings are,” Nikunen said. Compiled by Mathias Baden
In her plea agreement, Bressette admitted that from December of 2009 through Oct. 21, 2010, while employed at the Prior Lake post office, she embezzled letters and mail, namely magazines, which were entrusted to her. In addition, she admitted stealing and removing the con-
it certainly could,” City Attorney Annette Margarit said. A second reading of the ordinance and legal publication are required for the proposal to become local law. Compiled by Mathias Baden
Prosecution group adds member Jordan recently approved adding New Prague to a joint powers agreement for prosecution services with the Scott Joint Prosecution Association. “Some mi nor l a ng uage changes were made to the JPA to accommodate New Prague’s participation,” Jordan City Administrator Ed Shukle wrote in a memorandum to the council. Jordan is one of six members in the association, which provides criminal prosecution for the member cities. “The police chief can attest to their professionalism,” Shukle said. Compiled by Mathias Baden
Church recruits crafters, vendors Hope Lutheran Church is having a craft and vendor fair fund-raiser for youth programs, and is looking for vendors to participate. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. For vendors, the cost is $35 per space, or $40 if electrical space is necessary. Lunch is provided. For more information, email email@example.com or call (952) 454-3604.
Crematories cannot stand alone in town Time to pay The first reading of a crema- property taxes tory-related ordinance showed that the city does not allow free-standing crematories. According to a new definition contained in the proposed ordinance, crematories will only be allowed as accessory uses to, or within, funeral homes. The Jordan City Council passed the fi rst reading with a 5-2 vote. “If the council wants to allow a free-standing crematory,
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Second-half property taxes are due Monday, Oct. 17, and the following options will be available for payment: I You may pay taxes in person at customer service (located in the Scott County Government Center in Shakopee) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, or from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I You may mail taxes. If
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tents of some letters, cards, and other mail, specifically, cash and gift cards. This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service-Office of Inspector General. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad.
mailed, they must be postmarked on or before Oct. 17. I Tax payment drop boxes are located in front of customer service and near the front receptionist desk during business hours. I Tax payment drop boxes are available at all Scott County libraries from Oct. 10-17. Please check with your area library for their hours of operation. I A tax payment drop box is available in parking lot B on the north side of the county government center (nea r t he post a l mai lbox) through Oct. 17. I Curbside dropoff is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in parking lot B. I You can also have your property taxes automatically deducted from your checking or savings account on the due dates shown on your tax payment stubs. For more information about direct deposit, call (952) 496-8153.
City adds ﬂowers to railroad sign in park A railroad sign in the parking lot at the Mini-Met ballpark will be spruced up for $250. The Jordan city Council recently took the Jordan Park and Recreation Commission’s recommendation to purchase a planter for under the sign. W hi le it cou ld be planted wit h f lower s, t he cu lver t would also prevent the sign from getting damaged, according to Senior City Planner Joe Janish. Before the council voted on the proposal, Councilmember Thom Boncher asked when the planter would be placed. The proposal hasn’t passed yet, Janish replied. If it passes, when would the planter be placed? Boncher asked, rephrasing the question. Janish referred the question to Jordan Public Works Director Dave Bendzick, who said, “We’ll figure something out.” For the project, the council voted unanimously in favor of spending money from the park and equipment improvement fund. Compiled by Mathias Baden
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For lakes’ sake, clean your street Do you know that everyone has lakefront property? When it rains, the rain water (stormwater) picks up leaves, dirt, grass clippings, lawn fertilizer and anything else on our streets and driveways and carries it into storm drains. The storm drains are connected to underground pipes that eventually carry the dirty stormwater run off into ponds, wetlands, lakes and rivers. Your driveway and lawn is connected to a nearby lake or river. So help keep our waters clean and rake up any leaves and other yard debris this fall. Phosphorus is a major source of water pollution to our lakes and rivers. City streets and parking lots provide a pathway for phosphorus to get into the water. Phosphorus on streets and parking lots comes from decaying organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and dirt. Preventing leaves and organic debris from entering our lakes and rivers can reduce late summer algae blooms. Algae blooms decrease water quality and consume oxygen needed for native plant and wildlife survival. Residents are encouraged to organize their own community clean up for water quality this fall with help from the Scott Clean Water Education Program. Gather your friends and neighbors to rake, sweep and bag leaves organic debris from their lawns, driveways and curbs and gutters and dispose of it properly at a composting facility or bag them for curbside pickup. Students from area high schools are planning to clean city streets and boulevards in area neighborhoods this fall. The debris will be bagged and hauled, as well. Collecting five bags of leaves prevents 1 pound of phosphorus – which can create 1,000 pounds of algae – from entering our lakes and rivers. For more information about organizing your own community clean up for water quality in your neighborhood, contact Dan Miller with the Scott Clean Water Education Program. Dan Miller is a water resource education coordinator with the Scott Clean Water Education Program. He can be reached at (952) 492-5424 or email@example.com.
Before it’s too late to comment, Jordan citizens should pass on their wants and needs for the interior of the new library, Jordan City Councilmember Thom Boncher suggested. A library task force was approved by the council and met for the first time last week and the second time this week. “It was exciting,” said C ou nci l memb er Sa l ly Schultz, council liaison to the committee. “We’ve got lots of time to make more changes.” Scott County pays for the interior of the library, and earlier this year when County Administrator Gary Shelton spoke to the city council about the library, he bemoaned the fact that change orders during construction raised the cost of past library projects, Boncher said. Boncher said that
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Hoping to get necessary approvals by the end of the year and begin construction next April, the CDA would utilize a mixed-use plannedunit development (PMD). A PMD allows flexibility to the developers but also enables the council to have its fi ngers in most facets of the site design. Comments have already been made by the city’s public works, fi re, administration, police, engineering, finance and planning departments.
WHAT IT ENTAILS The project issues and amenities include the following and more: The proposed development would take place on four lots, which will be combined into two. One lot will contain the library and senior housing, while the other would contain the clinic and presumably the pharmacy. “If the pharmacy doesn’t go, you would not be building that part of it,” Mayor Pete Ewals said, receiving confirmation from Dunbar. A request has been made for the pharmacy to be open afterhours, as well as during the workday. It does not appear that there is room for a 1,000square-foot museum in the library, Councilmember Thom Boncher said. Dunbar
Jordanites should make a ny suggestions k now n soon, so as to minimize the number of afterthoughts and maximize the use of any donations.
NEXT STEPS City Administrator Ed Shukle said the architectural design is the next step for the library project. A mixed-use planned-unit development ( PM D) wi l l take two or three months, and the city can approve it by the end of the year. When Boncher suggested that a local group form, Shukle said, “I don’t know that there’s a need for a task force.” I f t here weren’t a committee, then what would be the vehicle for getting a fireplace, for example? Surely, the Jordan Friends of the Library will be consulted. “Not everybody is in the Friends of the Library,” Boncher said. “ I l i ke t he ide a of a fi replace,” Schultz said.
assured Boncher that the interior architect would be cognizant of residents’ desires. The library will have a reading room, and the “potential gift of an electric fireplace” has been discussed, Dunbar said. A meeting room in the library would have afterhours access and a separate restroom from the rest of the facility. A committee has been formed to discuss the interior amenities of the library. Senior housing residents can access the library without going outside. Senior housing exercise facilities will be “very large,” Dunbar said. A “great little park area there,” Dunbar said, between the buildings on two lots. Dunbar had envisioned three flagpoles and a bench, but at the city’s request will make other proposals. The development is not easy in regard to slope, water drainage, traffic, grading, lot size, density, and emergency access standpoint. Dunbar said he is willing to do what the city requires. There is only one access road to the property. One emergency access option is for the road to the senior housing to continue down a steep slope, or through a neighboring property. The fi nal decision will take negotiation.
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FIRST MEETING On Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 4, the library task force held its fi rst two meetings. Officially, the members include: Vanessa Birdsey, Scott County Library System director; Pat Mitton, SavageJordan cluster manager for the library system; Mary Kubista, Jordan branch supervisor; Kathy Davis of Scott County’s facilities department; Liz Thaves, Jordan area representative to the library board; Rhys McPherson of MS & R A rchitec t s ; Ron Jabs, former Jordan mayor; Barb Lehmann, president of the Friends; Jane Nash, vice president of the Friends; and Shukle. Schultz volunteered to join the task force, after Boncher pointed out that several of the members are not residents of Jordan and that none of the councilmembers was originally suggested as a potential task force member. The senior housing building would be more than 50 feet tall. It is 38 feet to the ceiling of the top floor’s housing units. This is not an issue for the city’s ladder truck. A total of 125 parking spaces will be provided. There will be 50 underground parking spots for senior housing residents. The garage will also include a workshop for residents. The city recommended a t ra f f ic ana lysis be conducted. The Jordan Planning Commission also raised questions about a possible drive-by lane on Creek Lane, whether fiberoptics would be installed, whether gardening would be possible, lighting, bike racks, pedestrian/nonmotorized plans, and landscaping. The council also raised questions about soil testing and signs.
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WHO AND WHAT In the past 20 years, Dunbar has developed 48 senior housing facilities. In Jordan, the project targets, on average, 74-yearold single women. That’s 70 percent of the expected populace in the proposed facility, Dunbar said. Ten percent of the popu lace would be couples. A model of a si mi l a r project will be open in Elko New M a rket i n about a month.
ORAL CANCER: EARLY DETECTION IS KEY! The statistics are grim. In 2011, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer this year. 66% of the time these will be found as late stage three and four disease. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 37,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. This is a number which has not signiﬁcantly improved in decades. The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely such as cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, and endocrine system cancers such as thyroid, or skin cancer (malignant melanoma). As part of your regular preventative dental checkup, your dentist will do an oral cancer screening. We look for suspicious changes in the color and texture of the oral tissues that could indicate early stages of cancer. Your dentist should carefully check your lips, under the tongue, back of the throat, gums, the inside of your cheeks, and also the roof and ﬂoor of your mouth. Adults over age 18 should have an oral cancer screening by their dentists every six months.
Oral cancer presents itself in different ways. We look for a red or white patch, a sore that bleeds easily or does not heal, a thick or hard spot or a lump, or a roughened or crusted area that doesn’t go away. Any sore in the mouth that does not heal within two weeks of you noticing it is a red ﬂag that you should have it checked. Other signs of oral cancer include numbness, pain or tenderness, or a change in the way your teeth ﬁt together when you bite down. Tell your dentist about any problems you have when chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your tongue or jaw. Many of the risk factors for oral cancer are the same as for other cancers. Oral cancer risk increases with age and most often develops in people who smoke (cigarettes, pipes or cigars) and drink heavily. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers heavy drinking to be an average of two drinks a day or more for men and an average of more than one drink a day for women. Smokeless “chew” tobacco also increase one’s risk of developing oral cancer. Repeated and prolonged exposure to the sun can cause lip and skin cancer. Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF should be used to help prevent lip and skin cancer. Next column we will discuss the link between oral cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and the rise in young women being affected. For more information visit the American Dental Association at www. ada.org
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Special session surprise is no way to do business During July’s special session, to the surprise of many – including, apparently, several lawmakers – the Minnesota Legislature eliminated the homestead credit in 2012. The homestead credit, which has been in existence for more than four decades, has helped reduce a portion of the property taxes on homes with market values under $414,000. Spurred by the “no new taxes” crowd in St. Paul, the legislature saved $261 million by eliminating the credit. Only problem is, once again the legislature acted to make itself look good to taxpayers, while in reality, it pushed a budget problem off to local governments. To add insult to injury, some lawmakers are quick to publicly scold local governments for not holding the line on taxes, when they lacked the fortitude to make the difficult decisions themselves. To soften the blow on lower- and middle-class homes, the state has instituted a market value exclusion that lowers how much of a home’s property value can be taxed and spreads the pain across all properties (including commercial and farmland). But unless local governments fi nd a way to avoid it, most Minnesota homeowners will have a higher property tax bill next year. And there’s more: the change shrinks the county’s tax base, which means tax rates automatically go up, even if schools, cities and townships hold their levies flat. It automatically
bumps Scott County’s tax rate up 4.1 percent. “This has the effect of increasing taxes on every property assuming that value stays exactly the same,” explained Keith Carlson of the Minnesota Inter-County Association. In order for properties to feel no impact from the state change, all agencies with taxing authority in Scott County would have to lower their levies. The behind-the-scenes move by the legislature is nothing new for the smoke-and-mirrors lawmakers in St. Paul. In fact, it has been a pattern for a few years now: lower state aid to help avoid tax increases at the state level and then lambaste local governments for even thinking of raising taxes. Certainly, local governments would extend the red carpet to any lawmaker who wants to participate in local budget sessions. As we have said before, the state needs to revamp its tax system to reflect modern realities. What worked in years past to collect taxes and provide services, doesn’t work anymore. Until then, residents of the county and Jordan area cities and townships – as well as state legislators – have to understand that they can’t have it both ways: either services and programs have to be cut or eliminated, or new revenue (taxes) must be raised. No matter what option is chosen, let’s be up front about it in St. Paul. T h e S h a k o p e e Va l l e y N e w s originally published this editorial.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Eliminate ﬁnger pointing, and lead To the editor: In my opinion, the performance of Jordan City Council meetings over the past year, especially the last few months, and especially evident two weeks ago, have become an embarrassment and disgrace to us all. Many great and wonderful things happen in this town yet so much effort seems to be going into political smear campaigns, fi nger pointing, and accusations. Is this what you or certain citizens want Jordan to stand for? I was hoping over time things would fall into a positive groove and become more efficient. Unfortunately it appears the only groove established is a faulty one. In my eyes, the faulty groove is actually a great indicator of what is not working: communication in meetings. What is a key to run a meeting: It takes leadership. Someone needs to step forward. I encourage the council to establish basic expectations. Everyone should have a chance to speak, but doesn’t need to if they don’t want to. Everything should stay on task and dialogue should be specific to the topic at hand. If anyone has information or canned speeches, I see no reason why they can’t and shouldn’t be shared before the meeting and at most be briefly summarized during the meeting. This isn’t a time or place for political showboating or attempts to dazzle the masses by an ‘oohh look at what I found’ secret artifact. Conversation dominators should be kept in check, and those who hijack discussions should be stopped. I sincerely hope and honestly believe all councilmembers are briefed and up to speed prior to the meeting and have a good idea how they plan to vote on each topic. Therefore the most effective lobby efforts are done in the weeks between meetings and not at the last minute right before the vote. In all and very simply: I would like to see modifications to the system in order to make everything run better. I want results. Councilmembers should: 1) identify potential issues, 2) address issues with other members. If it’s something that could be of importance, then 3) research, 4) propose remedies, and 5) apply solution. It’s as easy as that. I am tired of seeing the practice of airing our dirty laundry, and fi nger pointing across various news sources,
online websites and seeing no followup or resolve. Nothing is perfect, and we know we as a community are not, but Jordan deserves better. Think about it: It’s easier to promote collaboration with mutual respect and constructive opinions than with harsh disrespect and self-serving dialogue. It’s easier for others to accept your viewpoint when your thoughts and rationale are presented in a nonthreatening manner. Promote honesty and build trust – that’s the key. Until then, I feel these meetings will remain as embarrassment as we saw two weeks ago. In order to lead, one must be able to follow. You were all voted in as our leaders – so please lead.
Jeff Gutzmer Jordan
Celebrate alumni … and band geeks! To the editor: On behal f of al l Jordan High School Alumni Band members, we want extend a heartfelt thank you to the Jordan schools and community members as we celebrated another enjoyable homecoming evening. It is always exciting to come together as musicians in this community. We proudly dust off our instruments, schedule Sunday rehearsals, and even allow for a little practice time in our own homes hoping to not disrupt our neighbors and families. We are delighted to revisit the pep band tunes from the previous decades. Strangely enough, we even get excited about wearing white spats and marching again. We laugh about fond band memories – marching at the Minnesota State Fair, trips to Florida – and also recall the importance of sportsmanship as we play the visiting team’s school song when they score. I would personally like to extend an invitation to other potential JHS Alumni Band members in this community. We know who you are, so find us before we show up at your house playing the “Minnesota Rouser” in your front lawn. We plan to continue to play at other sporting events this year – see you at basketball.
Jessica Barnd Jordan Editor’s note: Jessica Barnd is the Jordan High School Alumni Band coordinator.
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Spending $60 for a good cause On a recent Saturday night, my wife, Rhonda, and I attended the benefit for the Scott County Historical Society, “The Bees Knees 1920s Hangar Dance.” The wingding was held in an airplane hangar at Flying Cloud Airport. There was a buffet, cash bar, and the entertainment was provided by the Roseville Big Band, a 19-piece swing band. Many of the guests wore period costumes and outside a biplane and a couple old cars were parked to add to the atmosphere. With the band playing songs from that era, it was easy to get in a rollicking mood. A regular part of these types of galas are auctions, both live and silent. Fortunately, I was prevented from participating in the live auction as I had been asked to be the auctioneer. My compulsive behavior and the fear of losing out on a so-called good deal can lead to rash decisions and buyer’s remorse. With a silent auction, there is more time to contemplate and consider. And with the knowledge that your money is going to a good cause, a little largesse can be forgiven. One noteworthy piece drew me in: “Living Life,” a print of a painting by Bonnie L. Mohr, a Minnesota artist. The print has a large tree in the middle of a pasture with a fence and gate in the background. It reminded me of the big cottonwood in the pasture behind our barn. The beautifully painted scene caught my eye, but it was the verse printed below the tree that stirred my mind.
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“Life is not a race – but indeed a journey. Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy. Say ‘thank you,’ ‘I love you,’ and ‘great job’ to someone each day. Go to church, take time for prayer. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper. Love your life and what you’ve been given, it is not accidental – search for your purpose and do it as best as you can. Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you aspire to be. Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself – plan for longevity. Recognize the special people you’ve been blessed to know. Live for today, enjoy the moment.” Finding nothing there with which I could disagree, I put my name down on the bid sheet. Five dollars was the minimum starting bid, and I was very happy to imagine that I could get such
a treasure for such a small price. Feeling rather pleased with myself I walked back to my table. A little food, a drink and some conversation can occupy 15 or 20 minutes quite easily. I then began to notice that others had taken an interest in my piece. Well, why not? It was beautiful and others could look at it if they wanted. The auction was to remain open for another two hours, but I felt secure knowing my name was on the sheet. But wait. What did that man think he was doing? He was putting his name on my bid sheet. And now a crowd had gathered; there were more people standing in front of my print. It was too hard to see what was going on, but it was obvious that I had to get up there and see what was going on. I had been outbid and the price now stood at $10. I grabbed the pen and put my name down again. This pattern repeated itself throughout the evening. Fifteen became 20, then 30, 40 and finally 60 dollars (the stated value of the framed print). The agony finally ended, the auction closed, and I got my print. The 1920s ended with the crash of ’29 and the start of the Great Depression. I’m not sure this country can avoid another economic calamity, but the right attitude found in the words of Bonnie L. Mohr can help us see us through. Jerry Kucera is a Sand Creek Township resident and a columnist for the Jordan Independent. Read his past columns on his blog at jerrykucera.blogspot.com.
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SPENDING SPREE An online story titled “Building permit revenue exceeds expectations by $70,000” drew resident ideas about just how the city could spend its newfound cash. “Is it too much to hope they’ll do something positive with the extra $60,000?” – bucky1, who signed his post David Hanson “Like buy down the library debt? “Or apply the money to a safe crossing under (Highway) 169? “Or fix up the bathrooms at Lagoon and Holzer parks? – Thom_Boncher “Or maybe a bonus for city employees?” – TimBee “OK, so how did an unexpected surplus instantly turn into a spending spree?
“I don’t think it has to be burning a hole in the city’s pockets …” – elke5 “It will have to be spent on the extra attorney fees this year.” – AppleMustard “If a surplus isn’t dedicated to something specific, it can easily get dissolved into the more than $3 million budget. “A bonus, Tim? I hope you’re joking. City employees should be thankful they have a job in this economy, never mind any extra. “I’m hoping the council sits down and dedicates extra revenue to several departments, and that those departments each do something meaningful with extra funds.” – bucky1 “Yes, Bucky, just joking; that money would go a long ways striping crosswalks, painting sharrows, installing signs to make getting around in Jordan safer and more fun. Bathroom upgrades in the parks are another project needed.” – TimBee
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“… I understand the concept that takes place whenever money is unearthed, I just worry that when five people start screaming for it, the ones that don’t get it start looking for a grassy knoll. “… I think they should use the money to buy everyone in town an ice cream cone, that way I am happy because I like ice cream … chuckle. – elke5 “In all liklihood it will be absorbed into the general budget. – TimBee Ringside is a regular feature of the Jordan Independent, pointing out some of the discussion that has started on jordannews.com. Join the discussion by registering for free, logging in, and clicking on Post A Comment at the end of a story or clicking on Home, My Blog and then Post A Blog Entry on the homepage. I If you have any questions about using the Web site, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 952-492-2224.
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FLIGHT OR FIGHT Alexandria Bourdeaux gets some airtime as the Jordan High School cheerleaders showed off some high-flying moves at the homecoming pep fest on Friday, Sept. 30. Bottom – In a skit during the Air Jams, Jordan High School teachers got ready to brawl until Principal Barb McNulty stepped in to make sure the “fans” kept it in line. Teachers are Kelly Schleper (left) and Jessica Barnd, and on the other side, Anne Jans (second from left), Erin Hjelmeland, Chris Olson and Amy Peters, with Tony Rydberg in the background. PHOTOS BY DAVID SCHUELLER
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Adequate yearly progress is determined based on the annual Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) exams and result from the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act. Failing to make AYP, in the past, has come with sanctions. However, Minnesota is seeking a waiver from certain provisions of NCLB. “Labeling schools as ‘failures’ or imposing one-size-fitsall mandates is a flawed way to address the unique challenges facing some of our schools,” said Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, in a press release that noted that relief from the federal mandates may come before the end of this school year. In Jordan, Lagergren said, the waiver would not change what the schools are doing to improve test scores. She said the district wants students to achieve on these state tests, independent of the sanctions. “Truly, for us, it wouldn’t change anything we’re going to do,” Lagergren said.
EFFORTS TO IMPROVE Several initiatives are under way to improve test scores in the district. Math scores, especially, need some work, Lagergren said. Districts can fail to make AYP even if individual schools do, because all the student populations are aggregated. District wide, a stronger focus on math is needed, Lagergren said. “That’s where we’re still needing to focus our energy, i n m at h i n st r uc t ion,” she said. Sanctions for the district, in the short term, mean that some grant money that comes to the district will need to be used for teacher training. In reading, teachers are focusing on increasing vocabulary, and increasing the time students spend reading. This year, the district’s populations of Hispanic, special education and limited-English proficient students’ did not make AYP in math. In reading, those groups plus the district’s free and reduced price lunch program students were in a category that showed significant improvement when compared to last year’s results.
Schools statewide didn’t fare any better when it comes to struggling groups. The Hispanic, special education and limited-English proficient students, and those on the free or reduced price lunch program, as categories, did not make AYP statewide. While Jordan has pushed all students to do better, some of the district’s Hispanic students have been the focus of more instruction recently. Lagergren said there’s been a move to teach academic English to students who might know some English but struggle with that facet of the language. Those classes are usually in addition to regular instruction, she said. “They’re coming with a background that makes it difficult to be succeeding in academic English,” Lagergren said. With recent focus on testing in regular classroom instruction, as well as events like a pre-testing pep fest last school year at the middle school, there may be signs that work is paying off. “As a district, although we are not where we want to be, we are making significant gains in the right direction,” Lagergren said.
LIVESREMEMBERED Kaydence Jaymes Yahr
Barbara R. Wolf
Mildred Jane Blair
Kaydence Jaymes Yahr, infant daughter of Karl and Andrea (Pfleghaar) Yahr of Fort Wayne, IN, was stillborn at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN Friday, Sept.16, 2011. Besides her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Theresa, Melissa, and Samantha Yahr; grandparents, Janice Yahr of Crawfordsville, IN and Jim and Alice Pfleghaar of Jordan, MN. The funeral service and burial were held Tuesday, Sept. 20, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Columbia City, IN.
Barbara Ann Rieschl was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Passaic, NJ, to parents Martin and Emma (Beglinger) Rieschl. Growing up the youngest of three children in New Jersey, Barbara and her family enjoyed traveling and spending time at their cabin in Wisconsin. Graduating in 1950 from St. Nicholas High School in Patterson, NJ, Barbara attended and later graduated from St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Advancing her degree, she graduated as just one of two women to graduate from the University of Minnesota in 1957 with a Pharmaceutical Degree, placing at the top of her class. In October 1954, while spending a weekend away from college at her sister’s home, Barbara met a handsome man named Robert Wolf at the Corner Bar in Jordan. Dancing the night away in her black patent leather shoes, her love grew and she and Bob exchanged vows Aug. 25, 1956 at St. John the Baptist Church in Jordan. They were blessed with eight children: Kristin, Sheila, RJ, Patrick, Tom, Michael, Merrie and Paul. Together, Barbara and Bob owned and operated Jordan Drug. They took great pride in the store, serving the local community. Over the years, they treasured many special friendships formed while serving customers. A dedicated Jordan resident, Barbara was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Jordan Lioness Club and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. A devoted Catholic, Barbara attended daily mass and was proud of her children being baptized, confirmed and some even married at St. John’s Church. Barbara, Bob and the children treasured creating fond memories at the family cabin they owned in Gordon, WI. Barbara felt at home at the cabin, for this was the same lake on which she spent so much time as a young girl. After retirement, Barbara and Bob loved traveling abroad, visiting Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Korea and Hawaii. One of her fondest memories was a special private audience with Pope John Paul in Rome. In her spare time, Barbara loved bowling, shopping for great bargains, buying furniture and going out to eat with friends. Spending time with her family was her biggest pride and joy. Holidays in general were all special times with the family, but Christmas was the top of her list. Every Sunday, the family would sit around the table enjoying a wonderful meal and each other’s company. A visionary and true pioneer, Barbara was a very generous woman who gave her all to everyone. Loyal to her family, affectionate as a wife, caring as a mother and a loving grandmother, she was very knowledgeable about life and had a great sense of humor. Barbara passed away peacefully at the age of 78, with her husband at her side the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Barbara will always be loved and missed deeply by her husband of 55 years, Robert; children, Kristin (Brett) Storrar of Vadnais Heights, Sheila (Scott) Mitchell of Minneapolis, RJ (Susan) Wolf of Bloomington, Patrick (Dana) Wolf of Hermantown, Tom (Kellie) Wolf of Prior Lake, Michael (Margaret) Wolf of St. Paul, Merrie (Ken) Matson of Chanhassen, Paul Wolf of Jordan; grandchildren, Robert, Madeline, Daniel and Michael Storrar, Austin (Vince) Srejma, London Vale, Andrew and Kathryn Wolf, Jordan, Patrick, Jonathan and Julia Wolf, Thomas, Nolan, Evan and Mason Wolf, Alexander, Rachel, and Adam Wolf, Alexis Matson; brother-in-law, Dr. Paul Stahler of Jordan; sister-inlaw, Patricia Rieschl of Minong, WI; and many other relatives and friends. Barbara is preceded in death by parents; sister, Elizabeth Rieschl; brother, Martin Rieschl. The visitation was Friday, Sept. 30, from 4-8 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Jordan as well as one hour prior to the service at Mass. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Jordan. Father Timothy Yanta officiated. Barbara will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Jordan. Memorials preferred and will be distributed in Barbara’s memory by the family. The Wolf family is served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Jordan Chapel www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
Mildred Blair passed away in her sleep Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at her home in Jordan where her daughter, Susan Sames, son, Marc Blair and grandson, Paul Sames had been taking care of her. Born in Columbia Falls, MT in 1934, she married John Blair in 1950. They moved to various areas in Minnesota until they settled in Jordan. Together they had ten children, numerous grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Jane loved flowers and worked several years at the local nursery. She loved to read and crochet (although she was teased that she ripped out more crochet work then she got done). She has now joined her beloved husband John and is now at peace. We’ll miss her.
Donna Mae Hallgren Born on June 30, 1936, in New Market, Donna Mae was the only child of Ben and Adale (Kroening) Schoenecker. Donna moved to Shakopee with her family and attended Shakopee Area Catholic Schools through eighth grade. Donna worked part time at the local theater and Bridgeman’s Ice Cream Shop. She enjoyed scooping ice cream and was known to make the best malts in town – a skill she never lost. She was her senior class secretary and graduated from Shakopee Senior High in 1954. Donna lost her father at age 11 and her mother at 22. While working as a legal secretary for city attorney, Julius Coller, Donna made a bet with another secretary that she could get a date with the young dentist, Dr. Warren Hallgren, who worked in the same building. The date took place and the rest is history. They were married Oct. 14, 1961, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Shakopee. They welcomed daughter Carol in 1962. She agreed to Warren’s insistence that she get her driver’s license, at which point he agreed to her request to buy a new home. They moved into their Main Street home in 1963 and welcomed daughter Janet in 1965. Donna and Warren belonged to a travel club, which allowed them to visit places including Rome, Switzerland, Paris, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Donna was also an active volunteer in the Shakopee Public Schools; she led band trip fundraisers, offered her garage space on two occasions for the making of the high school homecoming floats, and served on the all-night graduation party committees. After losing her husband in 1998, the relationships that Donna maintained with her friends were very important and of great comfort to her. In particular, her close friend, Carol Schmidt, was a frequent dinner, movie, travel, and shopping companion. She loved the trips she took with her daughters, including Hawaii and a Walt Disney cruise. Donna enjoyed talking politics and brushing up on current affairs – and she had many strong opinions (all Democratic!). Loving traditions and being very family oriented, Donna loved Christmas, celebrating birthdays, and insisted on feeding anyone who stopped by to visit. The freezer and refrigerator were always filled with great treats and delicious meals. A lifelong animal lover, Donna never met a dog she didn’t love – and her daughters provided her with many to spoil over the years! A charter member of the Shakopee Lioness Club, Donna was also very interested and knowledgeable about family history and the history of Shakopee. She even typed the original Shakopee Story, written by Julius Coller. After moving to Northridge Court, Donna enjoyed socializing with the neighbors and new friends. She also enjoyed dropping a few nickels in the slot machines and eating a good steak at Mystic Lake. Donna’s greatest passion was her family. She was extremely proud of her daughters, felt blessed with her wonderful sons-in-law, and adored her grandchildren. At the age of 75, Donna passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at her home. Donna will always be loved and missed deeply by her daughters, Carol (Ed) Aikey of Shakopee, Janet (Dan) Silversmith of St. Paul; grandchildren, Kristen and Brian Aikey, Joey and Ellie Silversmith. Donna is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dr. C. Warren Hallgren. The Celebration of Life Service was Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m., with visitation two hours prior, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee. Pastor A. Paul Olson officiated. The Hallgren family is served with honor, care, and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee Chapel www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
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Marie Agnes Abeln On May 28, 1918 in Shakopee, John Henry and Philomena “Minnie” (Thiede) Ablen were the proud parents of Marie Agnes. She was the first of the Abeln triplets born, and then came Philamine and finally John. They marked a milestone for the city of Shakopee as the first set of triplets born. Growing up in the big red house across from St. Mark’s Church, Marie has many fond memories living there with her siblings. She attended school through the eighth grade. For most of working years, Marie cleaned homes and maintained the yards for several families in Shakopee. She also helped her mother with the family home as well. She was excellent with children, especially her nieces and nephews and loved being around them In her earlier years, Marie loved to find treasures at area garage sales, playing bingo at St. Marks Church and at Levee Drive apartments and watching game shows, especially Wheel of Fortune, the Price is Right and American Funniest Home Videos. In her later years, she enjoyed listening to the Polka music show at noon, working in the word search books and playing cards. At the age of 92, Marie was entertained watching Monday Night Raw Wrestling. As a little girl and well into their twenties, Marie and Phil always dressed alike. This classy style was her foundation throughout her life. Marie loved clothes and jewelry. Dressing in the finest clothes and accessorizing with jewelry, Marie always matched from head to toe. For the past two and half years, Marie has lived with her niece, Monica, where her weekly chore was folding towels for Monica’s Beauty Shop. She took great pride in folding them precisely. A life-long resident of Shakopee and age 93, Marie, the last of the triplets to pass, entered God’s arms the midmorning on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at her niece’s home in Shakopee. Marie will always be loved and missed deeply by her nieces and nephews, Donald Schultz, Mary Hallich, Kathleen Siler, Anita (Tom) Roeser, Monica (Delton) Giese, Elise (Les) Guthrie, Peter Schultz, Joe Schultz, Donna (Kenny) Theis, Charlie (Lil) Abeln and many, many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two very special and dear caregivers, Mary Danner and Chris Thon, and hospice caregivers, Ann, Tamra, Deanna and Chaplain Tanya. Marie is preceded in death by her parents, John and Minnie; sister, Elizabeth (Don) Schultz; triplet brother, John (Marge) Abeln; triplet sister, Philamine “Phil” (Kerney) Hennen; infant brother, Peter Abeln; niece, Phyllis Schultz, grandnephews, John Abeln, Larry Theis, and Scott Hallich. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior all at the Church of St. Mark, 350 Atwood St., Shakopee. Pallbearers for Marie will be Peter Schultz, Charles Abeln, Kenny Theis, Thomas Roeser, Delton Giese and Darren Giese. Honorary pall bearers will be her caregivers, Mary Danner and Chris Thon. Father Tom Boedy will officiate. Marie will be laid to rest next to her parents at the Catholic Cemetery in Shakopee. The Ablen family is served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee, MN Chapel www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
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ourschools Reminder to all: Mind your manners
The Jordan varsity cheerleaders advanced to finals after participating Sept. 24 in the Great Minnesota Cheer Off. Jordan advanced to the finals on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Concordia University in St. Paul. The cheerleaders are (from left): front row, Meranda Greeson, Rilee Cole, Alex Spencer and Alex Bourdeaux; back row, Trisha Laabs, Katie German, Kelly Gindorff and Kayley Speiss.
What does ‘school sponsored’ mean? BY DAVID SCHUELLER firstname.lastname@example.org
Jor d a n P ubl ic S cho ol s could be revamping how it decides which organizations are charged for use of school facilities. “For ye a rs, we’ve b e en talking about making it equitable for each of them,” Community Education and Recreation Director Brenda Lieske said. The issue boils down to insurance liability, and deciding which groups are “school sponsored.”
School-sponsored groups have paid nothing in the past, and are covered by the district’s insurance policy. But how to decide? “We have no policy in place for it. It’s been pretty gray,” Lieske said. For example, she said, a Junior Olympics (JO) volleyball program has paid for facility use in the past, while other groups get in free. “It really isn’t fair to JO volleyball that we’re making them pay,” Lieske said. Likely, school-sponsored groups will need to open up
their financial books twice a year for the public. Independent organizations will likely have to show a certificate of insurance and pay rent, but will be able to keep their finances private. The Jordan School Board voted on Sept. 26 to postpone action on the issue until it gets more information. Also at issue is the financial accountability of such groups. “We have a lot of parents come in and say, ‘I don’t know how this money’s spent.’ I don’t either, unless it’s school sponsored,” Superintendent Kirk Nelson said.
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This year, St. John the Baptist Catholic School has decided to focus our monthly multiage groups on manners. All students can use some guidance and reinforcement in simple respectful behaviors. In today’s society of road rage, coaches verbally abusing their young protégés, professional athletes cheating, and adults being rude to others while in a hurry, it is clear that our society doesn’t always model good, respectful behavior. Many students have not learned the purpose of good manners. They do not understand that it is appropriate and respectful to hold open a door for the person behind them, they don’t remember that is it polite to use “please” and “thank you” and they don’t always know how to say “excuse me” or “after you.” It can be disheartening to see students barrel in front of others to get to the front of a lunch line or look down instead of saying “hello” or “good morning.” Unless we teach our young people how to use manners and then lead by example, they will not adopt these habits. Emily Post said, “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” This gets to the heart of the purpose of manners. Manners are truly about caring for others. In the Bible, both Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31 say that we should do to others as we would have them do to us. We need to make sure that we put others before ourselves and understand the significance of serving others. The general public said in a 2002 survey called “Aggravating Circumstances: A status report on Rudeness in
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America” from Public Agenda (publicagenda.org) that “nearly 60 percent of Americans say they often encounter reckless and aggressive drivers on the road, almost half say they are often subjected to loud and annoying phone conversations, almost half say bad service has driven them out of a store in the part year, three-quarters say they often see customers treating salespeople rudely and 79 percent say the ‘the lack of respect and courtesy should be regarded as a serious national problem.’” High school teacher Hal Urban says in his document “How Things were Different Not Too Many Years Ago” that in his more than 20 years of teaching, he has noticed many changes. For instance, students didn’t once come late to class and when they did, they apologized. More recently, lots of students come late and rarely apologize. Students didn’t used to get up, walk across the room, throw something into a wastebasket then walk back across the room all while the teacher was talking. More recently, they do this frequently. Students once listened when the teacher was speaking. More recently, they feel free to ignore the teacher and have their own private conversations.
Students didn’t swear in school. More recently, they are not afraid to do so in front of teachers. Students used to use “please” and “thank you.” More recently, they seldom do so. However, Urban goes on to say that “most people are capable of courtesy if they know clearly what’s expected.” He has found success in teaching students manners and courtesy, but he says it takes time and patience. Thomas Lickona says in “Teach Manners” at catholiceducation.org: “Manners are minor morals. They are the everyday ways we respect other people and facilitate social relations. They make up the moral fabric of our shared lives.” He explains how we should teach manners to our children so that they understand why they need manners and how to carry them out. He goes on to say, “When our children act with good manners, they will elicit a positive response from other people. They will be happier themselves – more secure, confident and poised – when they know how to behave. They will be more likely to teach manners to their own children someday if they become parents. By their courteous behavior, they can help to create a more considerate, gracious, and well-mannered society. These are all good reasons to make the teaching of manners part of every character education program.” At St. John’s, through our discussion of good manners, we are going to reinforce positive, caring behavior toward others. Stay tuned for courteous, respectful students traveling the city of Jordan. Bonita Jungels is the principal of St. John the Baptist Catholic School. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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POLICE Last week, the Jordan Police Department responded to 123 incidents – 31 citations, 22 warning citations and 70 calls for service.
Man charged with exploiting vulnerable adult the intersection of highways 169 and safety. The license plates were im282 to assist the Minnesota State Patrol pounded, and a valid driver responded with a fatal motor vehicle accident. The to the scene to get the vehicle. State Patrol wrote the accident report. Sept. 20
Sept. 14 At 1:41 p.m., a man came to the police department to report theft of a bicycle from a yard on Pierce Terrace that occurred sometime between Sept. 2 and Sept. 13. The total amount of loss is estimated at $300. At 4:32 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol near the intersection of Hillside and Cedar Lane drives and observed a man driving with a cancelled driver’s license. The man was stopped and issued a citation for driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety Sept. 7 and not having proof of insurance. At 8:53 a.m., an officer responded At 6:47 p.m., an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Hope to a residence in the 700 block of Lodge Ave. for a medical call. Ridgeview Drive for a report of a male lying down Ambulance transported the juvenile in a driveway. The officer made contact male to St. Francis Regional Medical with a 12-year-old male who was waitCenter in Shakopee. ing for his parents to get home, as they At 9:15 a.m., a man reported the had accidentally locked the door. theft of two .22-caliber handguns from Sept. 15 a vehicle at his residence in the 300 At 11:03 a.m., a juvenile male block of Jennifer Lane. The theft occurred sometime between Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. came to the Jordan Police Department Information was received for a report, to turn himself in on a warrant. The and the handguns were entered into the officer confirmed the Scott County nationwide system as allegedly stolen. warrant and transported him to the At 5:19 p.m., an officer was called Scott County jail. for the alleged theft of a wallet from Sept. 16 an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block At 10:47 a.m., an officer respondof Chad Circle. The officer attempted ed to a residence along Oak Circle for to contact the caller but was unsuc- a verbal domestic dispute between a cessful. A voicemail message was left man and a woman. The officer advised advising them to call back. both parties and stood by while the woman gathered her belongings to Sept. 8 At 3:35 p.m., an officer responded leave the residence. At 3:18 p.m., an officer was on to an accident involving minor property damage at a business in the 300 routine patrol and came across a twoblock of Eldorado Drive. The officer vehicle property damage accident at assisted both drivers with exchanging the intersection of Creek Lane S. and Eldorado Drive. The officer received ininformation. At 11:01 p.m., officers responded formation for a state accident report. At 3:26 p.m., an officer took a report to a disturbance in the 100 block of Chad Circle. The caller reported that a concerning an incident that occurred on group of women were arguing outside. an earlier date in the 100 block of W. The officer made contact with four First St. A woman reported that she felt women who were arguing and advised harassed and threatened by a man she had come into contact with. The officer them on their behavior. spoke with both parties and advised. Sept. 9 At 3:43 p.m., an officer responded At 2:58 p.m., a business in the 200 to the intersection of Highway 282 and block of Triangle Lane reported a gas N. Wood St. for a two-vehicle property drive-off in the amount of $21.21. The damage accident. Information was officer made contact with the registered received for a state accident report. owner of the vehicle, who advised that Sept. 17 they had gone into the business to pay At 6:10 p.m., an officer stopped a for the gas. Employees of the business vehicle for a driving violation in the were contacted and advised. At 2:59 p.m., a business in the 200 500 block of Highway 282. The man block of Triangle Lane reported a gas who was driving was found to be under drive-off in the amount of $47. Insuf- the influence of alcohol and was arficient information was received to rested for third-degree DWI. At 8:38 p.m., an officer responded attempt to locate the registered owner of the vehicle. Employees of the busi- to a business in the 200 block of Triangle Lane for a shoplifter in custody. A man ness were contacted and advised. At 4:38 p.m., an officer received a was issued a citation for theft and rereport of a stolen single shot .22/20 leased. He was advised that he was no gauge Rossi long run from a residence longer welcome at the business. in the 400 block of N. Rice St. The caller Sept. 18 reported that the theft occurred someAt 1:40 a.m., officers responded to time during the previous two months but a business in the 300 block of Eldowas unsure of the exact date. Information rado Drive for a report of at least three was received for a report. men fighting. Officers arrived and deAt 7:01 p.m., a 17-year-old female termined that a fight had not occurred, came to the police department and re- but that a man was trying to instigate ported that she had been involved in a a fight. The man was advised to leave physical altercation with her stepmother. the business. The officers were called The officer returned the juvenile to the back to the business about five minresidence and counseled both child and utes later for the same man again parent concerning their behavior. attempting to start fights. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and Sept. 10 At 10 a.m., an officer responded to transported to the Scott County jail. At 5:15 a.m., an officer responded the 100 block of Park Drive for a to a residence along Meadow Lane for medical call. Allina Ambulance responded to administer medical atten- a medical call. Ridgeview Ambulance tion to a woman. No ambulance transported the woman to St. Francis Regional Medical Center. transportation was necessary. At 8:54 a.m., an officer responded At 10:19 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of Park Drive for to the 200 block of Water St. for a report a missing woman. While the officer was that an outdoor pop machine was speaking with the family, the woman broken into. The total amount of damage and theft was estimated at $925. arrived on the scene. Sept. 19 Sept. 11 At 8:08 a.m., an officer responded At 1:06 a.m., an officer received to a residence along Meadow Lane for information for a runaway report. A man a medical call. Ridgeview Ambulance reported that his 17-year-old daughter transported the man to St. Francis had left their residence in the 700 block Regional Medical Center. of Olympic Hills Circle without permisAt 9:18 a.m., an officer responded sion. The juvenile female was entered to the 300 block of E. First St. for a into the system as a runaway. She was medical call. Allina Ambulance translater located in Belle Plaine and was ported the man to St. Francis Retransported to the Jordan Police Departgional Medical Center. ment, where her father responded and At 6:17 p.m., a woman who resides requested she be placed at the juvenile in the 300 block of N. Broadway St. alternative facility. This incident is rereported that she had received a lated to an earlier call regarding an suspicious phone call earlier that altercation. morning. The caller was a man who At 12:40 p.m., a business in the stated that he knew the woman’s 200 block of Triangle Lane reported a husband and asked if he could come gas drive-off in the amount of $20.01. over. The woman then hung up on the The officer contacted the registered man. The officer was advised by Scott owner of the vehicle, who advised that County dispatch that there have been they would take care of the bill. several other similar calls in the Sept. 12 county that morning. At 10:17 a.m., a business in the At 7:04 p.m., an officer responded 100 block of S. Broadway St. reported near the intersection of highways 169 a gas drive-off. Store employees were and 282 for a report of a man walking unsure if they asked the man if he had along Highway 169. The man gave the purchased fuel or not when he pur- officer various names and stated that chased other items in the store. The he couldn’t remember his date of birth. officer left a message with the regis- The man appeared confused and tered owner of the vehicle, advising changed his story several times. Allina him to return to pay for the fuel. Ambulance responded to evaluate the At 11:07 p.m., an officer respond- male and transported him for further ed to a residence along Oak Circle for medical attention. At 11:02 p.m., an officer stopped a report of a missing 17-year-old male. The officer arrived at the residence and a vehicle for a driving violation at the then had to divert to another call. When intersection of highways 169 and 21. the officer returned to the residence, The man who was driving was issued the male had already returned home. a citation for speeding and driving At 11:18 p.m., officers responded to after cancellation-inimical to public Sept. 6 At 4:40 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of W. First St. for a report of a juvenile female not listening to her guardian and leaving the property without permission. As the officer was completing the runaway report, the juvenile came back to the residence and advised that she was not staying there and was going to run away. The juvenile was placed at the Scott County Juvenile Alternative Facility due to being out of care and control.
At 3:11 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol near the intersection of Hillside Drive and Woodland Circle and observed a juvenile male smoking a cigarette. The officer confiscated a pack of cigarettes, and the male was issued a citation for underage possession of tobacco. At 7 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of S. Broadway St. for a medical call. The Jordan Fire Department also responded to assist in lifting the patient. Ridgeview Ambulance transported the man to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Sept. 21 At 5:21 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of Chad Circle for a medical call. Ridgeview Ambulance transported the woman to St. Francis Regional Medical Center. At 11:43 a.m., a man who resides in the 400 block of N. Varner St. reported that he suspected a roommate, a man, of stealing $23 in cash from his wallet and then throwing the wallet and its other contents into the trash. Information was received for a report. Sept. 22 At 2:41 p.m., a man who resides in the 200 block of Rustle Road reported finding purple dye on the siding on the front of his house. The dye was unable to be removed and caused permanent damage to the siding. The total amount of damage was unknown at the time of the report. At 6:26 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of highways 169 and 282 for traffic lights not working due to a partial power outage. The officer assisted with traffic control until Xcel Energy arrived and restored power. Sept. 23 At 9:44 a.m., an officer received a call for damage to property at a park in the 100 block of Park Drive. Numerous picnic tables were tipped over, and two were thrown into the pond and damaged. Photos were taken of the damage, and Jordan Public Works was notified. At 1:55 p.m., an officer responded to a two-vehicle accident involving property damage that occurred near the intersection of Highway 21 and Water Street. The officer stood by until the Minnesota State Patrol responded to write the accident report. At 3:32 p.m., an officer responded to a two-vehicle accident involving property damage at the intersection of highways 169 and 282. The officer received information to complete a state accident report.
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A Minneapolis man was charged with financially exploiting a vulnerable adult, who was staying at Valleyview Assisted Living in Sand Creek Township near Jordan. Danny Williams, 51, allegedly took a family member to the Social Security office in St. Paul to have himself assigned as the payee of future Social Security checks, then failed to pay Val ley view for rent and other costs from late July, through August, according to a complaint. When called by a Scott County detective, Williams admitted he had not paid Valleyview for the costs, according to the complaint. He also said he hadn’t received a bill as of Aug.
Sept. 26 At 5:47 p.m., an officer received a report of a theft of a bicycle from a front yard along Rice Street. The stolen bicycle was described as a blue and white Tony Hawk bicycle. The total amount of loss is estimated at $125. At 7:45 p.m., an officer received a report of a theft of a bicycle from outside a business in the 200 block of S. Broadway St. The total amount of loss is estimated at $25. At 8:47 p.m., an officer responded to a residence along North Valley Drive for a report of an allegedly intoxicated woman walking back to her residence along Scott Lane. The officers located the woman at her home, and she was fine and able to care for herself. Ridgeview Ambulance responded to evaluate the woman, and no medical attention or transport was necessary. At 11:55 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol near the intersection of Hillside and Stuart drives and noticed four vehicles pulling out of a school parking lot. The officer stopped two of the vehicles and confiscated several rolls of toilet paper from both vehicles. Three juvenile males were advised regarding toilet papering and curfew laws. Listen to the police scanner live online at jordannews.com/crime_beat.
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12, according to the complaint, but when called on Sept. 1, he made excuses for why he had not paid. The family member told the detective that $674 per month was received from Social Security. Char Koepp, marketing and admissions coordinator for Valleyview, said that although she couldn’t discuss residents’ specific situations, Valleyview usually tries to work with those who stop paying rent. Koepp said that residents can have guardians, represen-
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. Joey Dwight Brunner, 56, Belle Plaine, domestic assault, a gross-misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: One year probation, one day in jail, abstain from alcohol, follow recommendations of evaluation, no possession of firearms or dangerous weapons. Disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. One year probation, one day in jail, same condition as previous sentence (concurrent), $210 in fines. Michael Wayne Malz, 38, Jordan, driving while intoxicated (refusal to
Park, first-degree criminal damage to property, a felony. Four years’ probation, five days in jail, 20 days under electronic home-monitoring, no contact with victim(s), abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, write letter of apology, restitution, $185 in fines. Obstruction of the legal process, a gross-misdemeanor. Same sentence, serve concurrently. Anthony Scott Hooker, 37, Faribault, first-degree criminal damage to property, a felony. Serve 17 month in prison (concurrent with previous sentence), $85 in fines. Sara Kathryn Pacholke, 41, Shakopee, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, $410 in fines.
submit to test), a gross-misdemeanor. One year probation, two days in jail, follow recommendation of evaluation, $435 in fines. Thaddeus Leonard Watson, 50, Minneapolis, false name to police officer, a gross-misdemeanor. Six months in jail, $85 in fines. Thomas James Ross, 23, Prior Lake, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Serve 15 months imprison, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines. James Tong Xiong, 41, Minneapolis, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Five years’ probation, 10 days in jail, random tests, $200 in fines. David William Bollig, 26, Spring
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Sept. 24 At 6:14 p.m., an officer ran a routine registration check on an occupied vehicle in the 100 block of Park Drive and found that the registered owner and driver of the vehicle had an active Scott County warrant and also had a suspended driver’s license. The man was arrested on the warrant and issued a citation for driving after suspension. Sept. 25 At 10:28 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of Lodge Drive for vandalism to two spotlights that shine on a housing development sign. The caller only wished to have the incident documented and was going to repair the damage himself. At 3:38 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of Water St. for vandalism to a building. The owner of the building reported that somebody had written words in feces on a window. The caller only wished to have the incident documented and was going to clean the window. No permanent damage was reported. At 6:47 p.m. a business in the 200 block of Triangle Lane reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $20.01. The officer received license plate information on the vehicle and will attempt to contact the registered owner to request payment.
tatives or conservators who pay, or if not, then they have to pay on their own. “Then the resident themselves are responsible for paying their rent or their Social Security to the facility. The Social Security check comes to them and they pay it to the facility,” she said. Koepp said it’s “very uncommon” to have cases of exploitation or swindle dealing with residents, although it has happened at least twice in the last seven years. Koepp said that if Valleyview has a suspicion that someone is exploiting a vulnerable adult, it would be reported. “We would turn that into the vulnerable adult (coordinator) in Scott County, and they would handle it,” Koepp said.
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Years ago, Knights celebrate 100 years 70 YEARS AGO “Sunset in Wyoming” with Gene Autry is playing at the Jordan Theatre. The car dealers of Jordan –Engler Chevrolet and Oldsmobile; Dodge cars, Stang Bros.; Ford cars, Loren Habegger – all placed new ads in the Jordan Independent this week. Lydia United Methodist Church celebrates its 85th anniversary Oct. 12. The church was started tby Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heins, just west of Hamlot, Lydia. The Rev. John Schnell, circuit rider, was the first preacher. “Shell Bros. performing Saturday, Oct. 11,” an ad in the JI said. “Hollywood Inn, Spring Lake.” The city of Belle Plaine got 1/2 mile of blacktop on Main Street. Rehearsals for a home talent play began this week. The St. Benedict Dramatic Club’s play will be featured this fall. First- and second-graders at Jordan High School were weighed this week. The third- and fourthgraders are learning hygiene. The Hubmen football team defeated Le Center 19-0 at the homecoming game. Jordan travels to Le Sueur on Friday for a night game under the lights – the first time for either team.
50 YEARS AGO “Wanted,” an ad in the JI said. “Woman to help pack eggs. Farmer’s Produce, Jordan.” The remodeling of St. Patrick Church is almost complete. The Fish Lake Sportsmen Club held its monthly meeting at St. Patrick Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Crane of Jordan have adopted another boy, 21-month-old Larry LeRoy. Donald Lee is 42 months old. Lawrence Ruppert, formerly of Jordan, passed away at 64 years old. He served in world wars I and II, and had a tavern and grocery
BACK store on Spring Lake. Henry Cluever of Jordan Co-op Creamery placed fourth at the Minnesota State Buttermaker Contest at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Jordan’s homecoming king and queen were crowned. They are Wood Peters of Jordan and Cheri Killian of Lydia. The Jordan Hubmen lost to the Giants 46-0 at homecoming. The Prior Lake and Lakeville football teams settled for a 6-6 tie at Friday’s game.
30 YEARS AGO Jordan Community Theatre begins mysterycomedy rehearsals for the play “Done to Death.” Lt. Douglas Undesser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Undesser of Jordan, married July Mountjoy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Mountjoy of Washington state. The wedding was held on the naval base chapel at Whidbey Island, Wash. Radermacher’s held a grand opening at its new Red Owl store with a ribbon cutting. The Jordan Knights of Columbus celebrated its 100th birthday. After the Jordan City Council adopted the 1982 budget, it left city wages unsettled. Councilmember Ron Jabs said the city can’t afford a 4 to 5 percent raise in wages. Michelle Flood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flood, was crowned 1981 homecoming queen. Keven Berger, son of Rosemary Berger, was crowned homecoming king. Jordan’s senior and junior
classes tied for first place in the parade float contest. The Met Council and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency gave little hope to the city of Jordan for federal and state funding for a new sewage plant for the city. Money is in short supply. The only alternative is to raise Jordan on the priority list so that when funding comes available, that money could go got replace Jordan’s failing system. The Hubmen dropped their homecoming battle to Montgomery 6-0. Jordan’s ninth-grade football team remained undefeated with wins against Le Sueur and Montgomery. The Jordan volleyball team is in third place in the Minnesota River Conference with a 4-2 record.
10 YEARS AGO Four Jordan grads join the military and prepare to serve. They are Tony Blume, Brian Blumberg Lean and Jon Brandtner. Randy and Kathy Mattson of Shakopee opened Grounds for Joy coffee shop in Jordan in the former Derek Building. Scott County Public Health will offer an immunization clinic at Hope Lutheran Church on Thursday. St. John’s Catholic Aid breakfast is this Sunday. St. John’s will host its annual picture day. At Jordan High School, sophomores will order their class rings and all students are reminded that yearbooks are in and need to be picked up. A Jordan Scouts popcorn sales fund-raiser begins this week. Robert Dorn, formerly of Lydia, passed away at age 77. Jordan’s eighth-grade volleyball team took third in the Belle Plaine tournament. The Hubmen football team lost to the Norwood-Young America Raiders 25-7. Jaguars tennis beat Holy Family but lost to Belle Plaine.
Lucas Stacy Johnson of Minneapolis and Josh Lucas of Brooklyn Park were married May 21, 2011, at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina. Stacy is the daughter of Paul and Susan Johnson of Bend, Ore., and Josh is the son of Dave and Becky Lucas of rural Jordan. T he m a id of honor wa s Claire Johnson, sister of the bride, of Bend, Ore. The bridesmaids were: Jannette Spann of Minneapolis; Sarah Lucas, sister of the groom of Jordan; Kari Anderson Minneapolis; and Kristin Kirkwood Minneapolis. The bride’s personal attendant was Amy Skarphol of Minneapolis, and the flower girl was Arianna Wolff. T he b est m a n wa s A lex Wolff, cousin of the groom, of Prior Lake. The groomsmen were Josh Widen of Minneapolis, Dan Villas of Minneapolis, Phil Johnson of Honolulu and James Thompson of Minneapolis. The ushers were Ryan Romano and Josiah Dawley, and the ring bearer was Jacob Lucas. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Clark Crebar, pastor. Musicians for the ceremony were Ian Carlson and Claire Johnson. A reception took place at Minnesota Val ley Country Club in Bloomington. Stacy graduated from Bend High School and received her degree in kinesiology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. She received
Stacy (Johnson) and Josh Lucas her master’s degree in nursing from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She works as an acute care nurse practitioner at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Josh graduated from Jordan High School. He received
his degree in economics and finance from Bethel University in St. Paul. Josh works as a commercial banker for Wells Fargo. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple resides in Minneapolis.
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DANCETERIA: GARY SCHULTE’S STRING ATTACK Live dance bands with dance instructors will provide dancing fun at the Scott County Library’s Danceteria the first Thursday of the month from October through April. In October, Minnesota’s hottest jazz violinist, Gary Schulte, will lead an ensemble of swing musicians and instructors Monique and Noah will provide swing dance instruction and demonstration. People all ages and levels of swing dance experience are invited. Light refreshments will be served courtesy Prior Lake Friends of the Library. Time: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 Cost: Free Location: Club Prior, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave., Suite 101, Prior Lake Info: (952) 447-9820 or (952) 447-9783
CAP/CCRR PLAY AND LEARN Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to attend this play group for interactive fun focusing on literacy concepts, writing, arts and crafts, music and movement, science, math, large and fine motor skills and the development of social and emotional skills. No registration is required. Please note caregivers must stay in the room with their children. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shakopee Library. Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 Cost: Free Location: Shakopee Library, 235 S. Lewis St., Shakopee Info: (952) 233-9590 or scott.lib. mn.us
OCT. 7 COFFEE HOUR MRP Services will host the Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce’s coffee hour. Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 Cost: Free Location: MRP Services, 110 E. First St., Jordan Info: (952) 492-6073, or (952) 4922355 to become a member
HALLOWEEN HAUNT AND PLANET SPOOKY The Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE is a world of terrifying mazes and scare zones that will bring fears and phobias to life. Guests will experience nine haunted attractions, creepy live entertainment and signature thrill rides. Daytimes Saturdays and Sundays, the all new Planet Spooky is open for all ages to join Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang for non-scary Halloween activities and attractions, including a hay-bale maze, trick or treat trail, storytelling and a variety of family and children’s rides. Time: Halloween Haunt is open 7 p.m.-midnight Thursdays and Fridays, noon-midnight Saturdays, noon-7 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 20-22 and 27-29; Planet Spooky is open noon-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only. Cost: All-day regular admission for ages 3-61 $41.99; starlight admission (after 7 p.m. Thursday and Fridays; after 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Oct. 30) $31.99; juniors/ seniors 3 years and less than 48” tall and 62 years and older $9.99 Location: Valleyfair, One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee Info: ValleySCARE.com or (952) 445-6500
CHAIRLIFT RIDES Enjoy a picturesque chairlift ride up Mt. Gilboa, one of Hennepin County’s highest points. On the hilltop, meet a live bird of prey, view autumn’s colorful skyline through a spotting scope, listen to live acoustic music and purchase barbecue food. Bring a blanket, and after dark, relax by a campfire, view stars through a telescope and follow a lantern-lit trail down the hill. Adults must accompany children. No pets permitted. Note: Everyone who rides the chairlift must sign a waiver. Adults must accompany children. Time: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 Cost: $5 Location: Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
OCT. 8 SCENIC BYWAY RACES The inaugural Scenic Byway Half Marathon and 5K races support the Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce, as well as cleanup efforts of former salvage yard on the banks of the Minnesota River valley along the northern edge of Belle Plaine. Races follow the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Loop. Time: 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. half marathon start, 9:20 a.m. 5K start on Saturday, Oct. 8 Cost: $30 for the 5K, $50 for the half marathon Location: Court Square Park, 410 N. Cedar St., Belle Plaine Info: http://tinyurl.com/6arr6ha
Building 429 (above) and Leeland will perform at the Sounds of Hope Concert at Friendship Church Oct. 7.
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he Dove award-winning band Building 429 and threeGrammy nominee Leeland co-headline the 30time Gra of Hope” Tour, which will also feature city “Sounds “Sou emerging pop-rock band Royal Tailor. The concert is emergin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Friendship Church,
Marystown 12800 Marysto own Road in Shakopee. The cost is $16 in advance, $21 and at the door, an nd $12 for groups of 15 and more. For more information 447-6449. call (952) 447-6 6449.
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beds and various children’s items. Sponsored by Shakopee ECFE and Central Family Center. Time: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8 Cost: Free admission Location: Shakopee Junior High School, 200 10th Avenue E., Shakopee
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Join Gale Woods staff for the annual Fall Festival. Shop for fiber artwork and farm products from more than 30 local vendors. Watch the skill of border collies and their trainers at the Star of the North Stock Dog Trials and enjoy the fall colors on a wagon ride. Observe world record holder Doug Rathke shear sheep on Saturday, and enjoy a llama show on Sunday. Learn how to cook and preserve the harvest at chef demonstrations. Tour the gardens and orchard, tasting the produce the farm has produced. Make a wool craft to take home and enjoy farm games for CRAFT FAIR the children. For all ages. The seventh annual Jordan Early Childhood and Family Education Craft, Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 Gift and Fine Art Show will be taking Cost: $5 for the whole weekend place, including a silent auction Location: Gale Woods Farm, 7210 with items from Jordan businesses County Rd. 110 W., Minnetrista and craft show vendors. More than Info: (763) 559-9000 or 100 local vendors, as well as some from the five-state area, are expected threeriversparkdistrict.org to participate. Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 Cost: Free admission; lunch available for purchase Location: Jordan High School, 600 Sunset Drive FAMILY ORIENTEERING Info: (952) 492-3233 or AND BONFIRE jordancraftfair.com Come for an afternoon of outdoor fun HOMESTYLE with your family. Learn how to read TURKEY DINNER a topographic map with landmarks, orient yourself with a compass, Lydia Zion United Methodist Church is holding a turkey dinner, and is also and then work together to follow an orienteering course around the selling baked goods, canned items, nature center trails. Earn a reward crafts, and more. when you succeed. Afterwards, enjoy Time: 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 a treat around a blazing bonfire. Cost: $8 adults, $4 kids ages 3-12, Reservations required; reference $25 per family or $8.50 carry-out activity #411301-14. For ages 6 and Location: 1026 E. 205 St., Lydia older. Info: (952) 492-2249 Time: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 KIDS’ STUFF SALE Cost: $5 Shop for gently used children’s Location: Lowry Nature Center clothing, games, cribs, strollers, (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria
Enjoy a leisurely paddle as a guide leads you on a canoe trip under the full moon. Watch for deer, muskrats, herons and other wildlife while being entertained by stories of the full moon. Reservations required; reference activity #424606-00. For ages 5 and older. Time: 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 Cost: $8 Location: Cleary Lake Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
OCT. 11 ELEPHANT STORYTIME The storytimes at the Jordan library will follow a fall theme, “Alphabet of Animals.” This week, the topic is elephants. The library will share new books from the collection, songs, activities and easy early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. This event is open to all ages, and no preregistration is required. Time: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Cost: Free Location: 230 S. Broadway St., Jordan Info: (952) 492-2500
PRAIRIE SEED COLLECTION Help restore more than 800 acres of prairie in Three Rivers Park District by collecting native wildflower seed. Volunteers are needed to gather hundreds of pounds of seeds for future restoration and enhancement projects. Seed collection allows volunteers to learn about the prairie’s history and to identify many plant varieties common to the prairie. Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Cost: Free Location: Murphy-Hanrehan Park
Reserve, 15501 Murphy Lake Rd., Savage Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org; register online using keyword “prairie seed collection.”
FULL MOON WAGON RIDE AND BONFIRE Journey through Gale Woods Farm by wagon to see all the site has to offer. Explore the hay maze and tour the barn. A bonfire and s’mores will be enjoyed under the beauty of the full moon. Reservations required by Oct. 7; reference activity #437406-09. Families welcome; for all ages. Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Cost: $8 Location: Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Rd. 110 W., Minnetrista Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
EARLY EXPLORERS: APPLE CIDERING Discover historic Eagle Creek village with your child. Play, sing, read stories and explore the outdoors. Dress as a pioneer or come as you are, but remember to wear outdoor clothing. Enter park through west entrance. The apples are ripe for the picking and it is cidering time. Explore the many different colors and sizes apples can be and discover what the first apples looked like in Minnesota. Try your hand at cranking the cider press, then sample real cider. For ages 2-5 with an adult. Reservations required; reference activity #438407-48. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Cost: $5 per person Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
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CONCERTINAS IN CONCERT The Czech Area Concertina Club sponsors a concertina festival and dance. Time: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Cost: $5 for adults, free for children age 18 and younger Location: Park Ballroom, 300 Lexington Ave. S., New Prague Info: (952) 445-1192 or caccnews@ earthlink.net
COFFEE HOUR Workout 24/7 will host the Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce’s coffee hour. Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Cost: Free Location: Workout 24/7, 380 Seville Drive, Jordan Info: (952) 492-7773, or (952) 4922355 to become a member
COFFEE HOUR Insurance Brokers will host the Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce’s coffee hour. Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 Cost: Free Location: Insurance Brokers, 223 E. First St., Ste. 100, Jordan Info: (952) 492-2300, or (952) 4922355 to become a member
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Girls net third seed for section playoﬀs Belle Plaine comes to town Monday BY TODD ABELN firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2011 season will go down in Jordan girls tennis history as the year of fi rsts. They beat Holy Family for the fi rst time, they won the Minnesota River Conference for the first time, and they were undefeated in the conference for the fi rst time. Add another accomplishment to that list: their fi rst home playoff match. Jordan received the No. 3 seed in the Class 1A, Section 2 playoffs and will host Belle Plaine at 4 p.m. Monday. The Jaguars, with their 14-4 record, got the No. 3 seed behind No. 1 Waseca and No. 2 St. Peter. Belle Plaine and Blue Earth Area tied for the fi fth and sixth seeds. Belle Plaine got the fifth seed by virtue of a tiebreaking coin flip. Jordan and Belle Plaine met twice this season with the Jaguars winning twice, 4-3 and 5-2. “It’s a familiar opponent, which is good, and it’s at home,” head coach Brad Ernst said. If Jordan should defeat Belle Plaine, they would move onto the section semifinals at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. They will most likely play the No. 2 seed, St. Peter. Jordan lost to St. Peter 0 -7 earlier in the year, but Ernst emphasized that all seven matches were close. “We are playing pretty well right now, so let’s play,” he said. After the team playoffs are over, the individual tournament begins on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Jaguars will play Sami Ryan and Rachel Menke in singles, while Drew DeCorsey and Alex Hancock and Justine Lloyd and Victoria Read will play doubles.
Above– Paige Huss returns a ball for the Jaguars tennis team. She teamed up with Carina Larson to win in straight sets against United South Central.
ONE FINAL MATCH Before the playoffs begin, Jordan played one fi nal regular season match on Tuesday. The Jaguars defeated United South Central 4-3 in what Ernst called the best match of the year. Two of the four Jordan points came when they won a third-set tiebreaker. The Jaguars got two easy points in doubles when Paige Moran and Sammi Twite won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles and Carina Larson and Paige Huss won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles. The other two points came at No. 3 and 4 singles with Jordan winning third-set tiebreakers. Because the match went long, they played the third set as the fi rst to 10. Ryan won at No. 3 singles 6-3, 3-6, 10-6, while Rachel Menke won 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-6. Menke’s match was the last match going and clinched the win for Jordan. She was down 2-4 in the second set but rallied to win it 7-6. She also trailed 0-4 in the third set but won 10 of the next 12 points to win the match and clinch the victory for Jordan. “It was a crazy, good match,” Ernst said. “There were long rallies, big points just a phenomenal match.”
At left– Justine Lloyd charges a ball while playing No. 1 doubles for the Jaguars. PHOTO BY TODD ABELN
AWARDS A fter the win against USC, the team held its banquet and handed out the team awards for the season. DeCorsey won the most valuable player, Hancock the most outstanding player, Menke the most improved player and Ryan the impact award.
JORDAN CROSS COUNTRY
Hubmen runners finish fourth at New Prague Invitational Alex Sopata earns top-10 finish BY TODD ABELN email@example.com
At the beginning of the season, Jordan cross count r y coach Ben Nylander predicted
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his two teams wou ld have strong seasons. So far, both the girls and
boys cross-country teams are proving Nylander right. Both finished in the top 10 at the New Prague Invitational. The boys fi nished in fourth, while the girls were ninth. The Hubmen fi nished ahead of every Class 1A school at the meet and Faribault, which is a Class 2A school.
“A l l the g uys ran real ly solid,” Nylander said. “Our boys finished awe some.” Tony Eichten was the top runner for the Hubmen, as he just missed out on a top10 finish. He finished 11th with a time of 18 minutes, 2 seconds. Chris Huss was next for Jor-
dan, as he ran a 18:26 to fi nish in 18th place. Jordan Moe earned a top30 fi nish by running an 18:43. Cody Pelowski was next in 35th spot with a time of 18:48. Austin Hovland, Brady Ruthford and Max Kes rounded out the fi nishes for the Hubmen, as they fi nished 39th, 47th, and 60th, respectively.
The girls fi nished in ninth place. Alex Sopata fi nished ninth by running a 16:01. Michaela Vogel was next in 20th place with a time of 16:40. They were followed by Savita Sidhu and Kerra Sieve in 61st and 62nd place. Britta Baker ran a 19:43 to fi nish 66th.
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Injuries donâ€™t stop them from winning
Six Jordanites run in Twin Cities Marathon
Team ranks fourth in Class 2A
The Twin Cities Marathon was held on Sunday, and Jordan had six residents run. Susan Engelhart was the top fi nisher, completing the marathon in 3 hours, 29 minutes and 23 seconds. Matt Lind was the top male fi nisher with a time of 3:38.13. Below are the results of all Jordan runners (name, sex, age, time): I Susan Engelhart, F, 35, 3:29:23; I Kelly Jensen, F, 37, 3:37:46; Matt Lind, M, 25, 3:38:13; I Phil Nawrocki, M, 40, 4:11:30; I Tim Mourning, M, 30, 4:34:01; I and Jackie Suda, F, 42, 5:14:11.
BY TODD ABELN firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been a trying season for the Jordan volleyball team. First, they had to endure a brutal schedule, which affected their record. Lately, they are dealing with injuries that are keeping the team from playing and practicing at full strength. Despite all the injuries, Jordan has won four games in a row and is ranked fourth in the most recent Class 2A poll. â€œIn 17 years of coaching, I have never experienced so many â€˜startersâ€™ out for multiple matches,â€? head coach Jason Geisel said. â€œYes, I have had athletes miss a practice or two with a cold or family emergency, but never as many as this year. Itâ€™s challenging to say the least, but provides the opportunity for others to prove themselves and for us to test the strength of our bench.â€? Slowly, the Jaguars are getting healthy, and it couldnâ€™t come at a better time. They play a crucial Minnesota River Conference match tonight when they host No. 4-ranked Belle Plaine. After that, they play in the Lakeville North Invitational this weekend, which features five ranked teams including Class 3Aâ€™s No. 1-ranked team, Lakeville North. Also in the tournament are Wadena-Deer Creek and the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A, Marshall. In the last few weeks, Jordan has had as many as three starters out of their lineup. That did stop the Jaguars from defeating NorwoodYoung America in four sets and Watertown-Mayer in five sets. Paige Smith (concussion) returned against Norwood, while Lexie Erickson (dislocated kneecap) will practice on Wednesday and maybe play against Belle Plaine. Senior Kelsey Chambers has been out with mononucleosis for the past week. There is no timetable for her return. â€œRight now, we are really seeing how deep our bench goes,â€? Geisel said. â€œPlayers like Courtney Smith, Becca Pauly, Dani Allen, Maddy Dean, and Makenna Wiescamp have all fi lled in holes at one point or another and have done a nice job. Also, veterans like Emilee Gutzmer, Paige Smith, Megan Johnson, and Hannah Klegstad have really done a nice job of keeping the team together and from losing their focus in pressure situations.â€? In their last match, Jordan trailed Watertown-Mayer two sets to one but rallied to win the final two set and get the 2225, 25-14, 22-25, 25-17, 15-10 victory. That is Jordanâ€™s fi fth five-set match of the year. They are 2-3 in those matches.
Take a test drive for Jordan volleyball
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Jenna Dietel reaches for a ball for the fourthranked Jaguars. Not only that, but Jordan has only played one straightset match that was the best of five. They have played five two-set matches in tournaments. â€œEven though it may look like it, we are not playing four- and five-set matches on purpose,â€? Geisel said. With their top hitter (Chambers) out against the Royals, Jordan had three players step up big for them. Sophomore Rachel Freund led the offensive attack with 17 kills. She was followed by seniors Smith and Johnson, who tallied 14 and 10 kills, respectively. Gutzmer passed the ball brilliantly to the tune of 49 assists. Against the Raiders, Jordan won 25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 25-15. Smith and Freund had 13 and 10 kills each. â€œI donâ€™t know if I can really say if we are playing better or worse because itâ€™s all relative,â€? Geisel said. â€œInjuries or illnesses have caused us to make some adjustments in the lineup. Those adjustments have caused confusion in our serve receive, but there have been times where we looked completely natural with the adjustments and in sync.â€?
Record-setting field goal seizes spotlight Hubmen drop to 0-5 on season
After that, the Jordan defense kept the fi fth-ranked Raiders off the board.
The Jordan Volleyball Program will host the upcoming â€œDrive One for UR Schoolâ€? fund-raiser sponsored by Wolf Motors in Jordan on Saturday October 15. Support the Jaguars by taking a test drive between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and only one driver per household please.
Pack the Gym in Pink tonight The Jordan volleyball team is having a Pack The Gym In Pink night to raise money for breast cancer research. The fund-raiser will be Thursday when the fourth-ranked Jaguars take on the fourth-ranked Belle Plaine Tigers. Show your support by dressing in pink attire. You can also show your support by purchasing a pink bracelet at the door and or participating in our Serving Hot Spots contest at the conclusion of the match. All proceeds from the eveningâ€™s event will benefit someone from the Jordan community who plans to walk this upcoming August. Last year, Jordan volleyball sponsored Ann Niebuhr. If you are interested in being sponsored, email coach JasonGeisel at: JsonGeisel@hotmail.com with the subject line: â€œPack The Gym In Pink.â€?
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When you are in the middle of a losing streak, itâ€™s tough to find positives. Thatâ€™s what the Jordan football team is looking for â€“ positives. The Hubmen dropped to 0-5 on the season after Norwood-Young America defeated them 28-3 last Friday night. â€œI really thought we continued to improve again this week against Norwood and played our best all-around game so far this year,â€? head coach Craig Albers said. â€œUnfortunately, we are now playing MRC (Minnesota River Conference) teams who have, in the past few years, bought into the commitment to athletic strength and speed training, team camps, passing leagues, summer practices, et cetera.â€? The positives for the game are that the defense played pretty well, and a 45-yard field goal. But the negatives continue to outweigh the positives. Jordan continues to make to many mental mistakes, and they just arenâ€™t physical enough to make up for them. Norwood-Young America pushed Jordan around, as they scored three rushing touchdowns in the fi rst half to grab a 21-0 lead.
In five games this year, Jordan has only scored 31 points, for an average of 6.2 points per game. Itâ€™s tough to win games scoring just six points per game. Their highest point total of the year was 14 against Sibley East, when one of the touchdowns came on a kickoff return by Nick Heitkamp. â€œMost of our players are working hard in practices to continue to learn and build on fundamentals and techniques to carry over to our games so we can continue to improve each week,â€? Albers said.
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Andy Schrader looks for running room on a kickoff return for the Hubmen. Morton Stulen, a foreign-exchange student, was the lone offensive star for the Hubmen, as he drilled a school record 45-yard field goal for the only points of game for Jordan. The Raiders scored another rushing touchdown in the third quarter to push the lead to 28-3.
The Hubmen will try to get their first win of the season when they travel to take on Belle Plaine on Friday night. The Tigers are 3-2 on the season and 2-2 in the Minnesota River Conference and have won their last two games. They beat Watertown-Mayer 7-0 and Sibley East 26-6. They lost to Norwood-Young America 47-28 and Montgomery-Lonsdale 5-0. The Jordan junior-varsity team improved to 4-1 on the season, when the Hubmen defeated Norwood-Young America 30-18 on Monday.
Quarterback Mollberg commits to UND Detroit Lakes quarterback Joe Mollberg made a verbal committed to the University of North Dakota. Mollberg is the son of Jordan High School Class of 1979 graduate Patty Hartmann Mollberg and is the grandson of Gil and Kay Hartmann of Jordan â€œUND feels right,â€? said Mollberg, who chose the Sioux over offers from North Dakota State and South Dakota State. â€œItâ€™s a great place. I love the atmosphere and the coaches. I know some of the players, and I love the direction theyâ€™re headed in.â€? Mollbergâ€™s commitment, though, arrives with an asterisk. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior is still waiting on a potential offer from the University of Iowa. â€œIâ€™m still talking to Iowa,â€? Mollberg said. â€œTheyâ€™re calling once a week. Theyâ€™re still there and UND knows that.â€? Mollberg said Iowa is showing interest in three quarterbacks. Due to an injury Mollberg suffered in a preseason scrimmage, the Hawkeyes
wanted to see game fi lm of Mollberg on a healthier ankle. Mollberg, who passed and ran for more than 1,000 yards last season, said the current quarterback situations at UND and NDSU didnâ€™t play a role in his decision. Mollberg characterizes his style as a dual threat. â€œI believe at 6-3, 210, I do move real well,â€? Mollberg said. â€œI can scramble out of the pocket. I also believe I can sit in the pocket and hit all the throws. I think I can do different things that UND would ask of me.â€?
SheriďŹ€ oďŹƒce oďŹ€ers snowmobile training The Scott County Sheriffâ€™s Office is hosting a CD Course Youth Snowmobile Training. Classes will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. until noon, and from noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon, and noon to 4 p.m. Classes will be held at the Scott County Fairgrounds, 7151 190th St. W., Jordan. Snowmobiles will be provided (participants should not bring their own snowmobiles). Youths must be at least 11 years old at the time of the class through age 15. Youths will be responsible for bringing the appropriate clothing depending on weather as well as a snowmobile helmet. Prior to attending the training, youths must contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to obtain an interactive CD. The following was from the DNR website: The CD-based youth snowmobile safety training class is an introductory class designed primarily for the snowmobile rider with little or no experience in snowmobile operation. Students obtain and study the safety information on the interactive CD at their own pace under the guidance of a parent or guardian. Depending on the youthâ€™s age and experience, the CD should take approximately two to four hours to complete. Once they complete the CD, students print out a â€œvoucher of completionâ€? and look on the DNR website to fi nd and register for a one-day snowmobile safety CD class in their area. The one-day class includes classroom review of priority safety information and a performance driving course. Youths will not be allowed to participate in the classroom review/ performance test unless they have completed the Youth Snowmobile Safety CD. To obtain the CD, or for general information, call (888) 646-6367, (651) 296-6157, or (800) 366-8917, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to attending the class, participants must register by calling (952) 496-8322, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited. Callers must have the childâ€™s full name, date of birth, address, and phone number available. A parent must be available to sign a waiver at the beginning of the class.
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 email to Doug Krohn at doug.krohn@ comcast.net. Compiled by Todd Abeln
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 .................................. Loss, 3-2 Saturday, Sept. 17........ at Farmington ......................................... Win, 2-0 Saturday, Sept. 17........ Prior Lake ............................................... Win, 2-0 Saturday, Sept. 17........ Owatonna ............................................... Win, 2-1 Saturday, Sept. 17........ Lakeville South ...................................... Loss, 2-0 Tuesday, Sept. 20 ......... at Belle Plaine ........................................ Win, 3-1 Thursday, Sept. 22 ......Le Sueur-Henderson ............................ Win, 3-1 Friday, Sept. 23 ............ Lakeville North....................................... Loss, 2-1 Friday, Sept. 23 ............ Eden Prairie ........................................... Loss, 2-0 Saturday, Sept. 24........ Alexandria .............................................. Win, 2-0 Saturday, Sept. 24........ Centennial .............................................. Win, 2-1 Tuesday, Sept. 27 ......... at Norwood-Young America ..................... Win, 3-1 Thursday, Sept. 29........ at Watertown-Mayer ................................ Win, 3-2 Tuesday, Oct. 4 ............. at Hopkins ............................................. Loss, 3-1 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.......................................... Win, 7-0 Tuesday, Sept. 20 ..........at Belle Plaine ....................................... Win, 5-2 Thursday, Sept. 22 ...... Le Sueur-Henderson ............................ Win, 5-2 Monday, Sept. 26 ....... Mound-West Tonka ............................ Loss, 4-3 Tuesday, Sept. 27 ..........at Le Center ........................................... Win, 4-3 Tuesday, Oct. 4 ........... United South Central........................... Win, 4-3 Monday, Oct. 10 ......... Belle Plaine ........................................... 4 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8 ......at Montgomery-Lonsdale ......... Boys 15th, Girls 19th Tuesday, Sept. 13 .....at Norwood ................................Boys 9th; Girls 12th Tuesday, Sept. 20 .....at Waconia at Crown College ........ Boys 7th; Girls 8th Saturday, Sept. 24....at Milaca .................................Boys 10th; Girls 14th Tuesday, Sept. 27 .....at New Prague ............................. Boys 4th; Girls 9th 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............................. Loss, 35-7 Friday, Sept. 23 .......... Sibley East.....................................Loss, 32-14 Friday, Sept. 30 .......... Norwood Young America ................... Loss, 28-3 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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