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Local artist works with John Marshall art students my first memories.” Unnasch bought the old cantile building in 2008 to use Karl Unnasch has a studio for his studio. He lives in a house hidden away amongst a group of right next door to the studio. The buildings and homes known as isolation of the area allows him Pilot Mound, between Chatfield to bury himself in his work with and Rushford, and it has been very little distraction. the perfect location to create his Right now there are a number artwork. The front windows of of projects that Unnasch is workthe building offer a full day’s ing on. “I’m really dang busy, and supply of ambient light, which is I’m not complaining,” he said. He perfect for viewing the work as it is doing a lot of stained-glass winunfolds. dows, and he recently completed Unnasch grew up in the coun- a large window at John Marshall try nearby, in a remote area High School in Rochester. He with a Chatfield address and a also completed a large window Lanesboro phone number. He for the medical wing at Rochester attended Lanesboro High School, Community and Technical Coland art has always been in his lege. Most recently, he completed blood. an installation of medallions for “I was always into art as a the Discover Sculpture Explore kid,” said Unnasch. “I was always Lanesboro medallion walking drawing, and digging in the dirt. tour, and spoke with a restaurant I remember when my dad cut in Minneapolis that is looking sod out with the disc, I made sod for a new front window. buildings with it. That’s one of Fillmore Central High School By Jade Wangen

started an installation called a tessellated mosaic a few years ago. This year, art teacher Carrie Mathison has contacted Unnasch again to help continue with the project. Art students are able to create a tile that will be permanently installed on a wall in the high school.

Following months of delays, the long-awaited and anticipated replacement of two Southeast Minnesota trail bridges is about to begin. “It’s great, but I’m a little disappointed they didn’t start in May, as opposed to October, the timing is unfortunately not in our favor,” said Jim Miesbauer, Lead Trail Administrator with the Byron Snow Bears Snowmobile Club. Last season club members came up with their own temporary solution to the loss of one downtown bridge on the Douglas State Trail due to the flooding that swamped

Pine Island and other nearby communities in September of 2010. Miesbauer said they’ll probably use the wooden span over the Zumbro River again this coming winter. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is announcing that Minnowa Construction of Harmony will begin work on replacing two bridges on the more than 12 mile trail toward the end of October. DNR Parks and Trails Area Supervisor Craig Blommer said that Minnowa will begin by driving I-beams into the ground as they prepare to pour concrete footings. Their next priority will be to replace a second, but slightly newer

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has done he calls a “Guild of One.” He takes a bench with supplies and installs it somewhere in public. “People bring me junk and I make art out of it,” he explained. Unnasch believes people have their highest standards when no one is looking. “They have fullSee UNNASCH Page 6 

Karl Unnasch designed this window for John Marshall High School in Rochester with the help of some art students. Photo by Cats Photography, Rochester

Long delayed Douglas State Trail bridge replacement project about to begin By Dave H ansen

Unnasch makes a living working hard, but he gets to do what he enjoys. “The only reason I’ve done what I do so long is because I love it,” he shared. “You have to keep moving, don’t stop unless it’s for a good reason or you need a break.” Another fun project Unnasch

rail bridge, which is located just South of the first. Experts determined the former trestle suffered flood damage too and should be replaced. Blommer said Minnowa plans to remove that span and construct a temporary bridge next to it. That will help crews get their equipment to the first bridge and it will also give snowmobilers and other people a way to use that portion of the trail. Steel trussing for both spans is being constructed in Alexandria and is scheduled to be moved into place at the end of December. Work will continue through the winter on the bridges, both will be See BRIDGE Page 8 

Byron reviews public meeting results By K evin Blanchard

The Byron 2030 Comprehensive Plan Committee met Thursday night, October 6 to review the public meeting results and the draft of the 2030 comprehensive plan. Brad Scheib, Principal with Hoisington Koegler Group Inc., reviewed the input that was received at the public meeting held on September 26 with the committee. He said there were about thirty attendees who attended the public meeting. “Attendees were appreciative of the opportunity to offer input and feedback,” Scheib

said. “Some expressed concerns about the funding for the projects and ideas presented.” Scheib also lead a review of the latest draft of the Byron 2030 Comprehensive Plan. “The plan is about sixty percent complete,” he said. “When you adopt this plan, it is not done. It is a living document that is always being reviewed, changed and adapted.” The pieces of the draft plan that the committee reviewed contained an introduction and community context, a section See BYRON Page 7 

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Obituaries Frances Madeline Fox Frances Madeline Fox, age 95, died on October 2, 2011, at the Fairview Seminary Home in Red Wing. Fran was a longtime Pine Island resident. Frances Madeline Leier was born February 19, 1916, at St. Alexis Hospital in Bismarck, North Dakota. Her parents were Joseph Leier and Clara Gross Leier of Napoleon, North Dakota. She was orphaned at age 14 and put herself through four years of nursing college, graduating at age 19. She graduated from nurses training in Devils Lake, ND and moved to Rochester, Minn. to work as a RN at St. Mary’s Hospital until she married Robert W. Fox on June 3, 1941, the day Bob graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. They lived in Sioux City, Iowa; Traverse City, Michigan; Rochester and Douglas, Minnesota; Kelso, Washington; and Winsted, Minnesota before moving to Pine Island, Minnesota in 1949, where they owned and operated a grocery store. When Mrs. Fox was a teenager, she and her sister Christine sang for KFYR, the Bismarck, North Dakota radio station. She also sang with the Lawrence Welk band when he was starting out in North Dakota. In 1953, Mrs. Fox received a personal thank you letter from Helen Hayes for her involvement in getting Pine Island to be the first town to start the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio. In 1993, the Pine Island Jaycees presented her with the first Bill Mahlke award for community service in Pine Island. She is survived by two daughters, Jacquelyn “Jackie” (Don) Schacht of Rochester, Minn. and Green Valley, Ariz., and Fran Elaine of California, and a son, Robert Jr. (Rose Ann) of Pine Island, Minn.; four granddaughters, four step-grandsons, seven great-granddaughters, four great-grandsons, eight great-great-granddaughters, three great-great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, a stillborn son, a grandson, a great-great-grandson, three sisters and brothersin-law Benita (Gabe) Weber, Christine (Lloyd) Stuart, and Magdalena (Louis) Humphrey and five brothers and sistersin-law Carl (Mary), Joe (Clara), John (Helen), Tony (Agnes), and Chris (Anne). The funeral for Frances M. Fox was Saturday, October 8 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Pine Island, with Father Randal Kasel officiating. Burial was in the Pine Island Cemetery. Kenneth Howe Kenneth L. Howe, 66, of Stewartville, Minn., died Monday (10-3-11) from complications following a surgical procedure at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, where he had been a

patient for the past three weeks. He was born Jan. 22, 1945, in Winona, Minn. He grew up on the family farm at Bridge Creek in rural Rushford, attended Bridge Creek country school and Rushford schools, graduating from Rushford H.S. in 1963. He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis where he studied drafting from 1963 to 1965 before he was employed as a draftsman at Spancrete Co. in Minneapolis. Ken joined the Peace Corps in 1966, serving in Bangalore, India until 1968. After traveling the world at the end of his service, he returned to Minnesota and was married on Nov. 23, 1968, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson to Elizabeth F. Pederson. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Winona and rural Houston, Minn. before moving to Stewartville in 1973. Ken was employed as a draftsman at Kraeger Coach in Winona and America Coach in Rochester, Minn. and at that time started Howe’s Upholstrey in rural Houston and later Stewartville. He purchased the Servicemaster of Rochester franchise in 1986, which he operated until 2001, along with Furnace Ductworks in Rochester and the upholstery business. Following the sale of both businesses he returned Howe’s Upholstery to Stewartville in 2001 where he continued its operation of 40 years. His greatest accomplishments were his daughters and grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and always enjoyed time with – “Ken never let grass grow under his feet, he was always mowing it.” – Liz Howe. Survivors include his wife, Liz; two daughters- Jeshila(Kevin) McGovern of Savage, Minn., and Elsa(Tyler) Maas of Rochester, Minn.; four grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Catherine(Allan) Cordes of Goodhue, Minn. and Jennifer(Richard) Dahl of Rochester; six brothers-inlaw, Charles(Lynette) Pederson of Rushford, Harold(Denise) Pederson of Burr Oak, Iowa, Thomas(Ruth) Pederson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, John Pederson of Rushford, Carl(Kris) Pederson of Pine City, Minn., Paul Pederson of Pine Island, Minn. and numerous loving nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Gladys(Kopperud) Howe. The funeral service for Kenneth Howe was on Friday (107-11) at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, Minn. with Rev. Byron Meline and Rev. Emily Carson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery

in Stewartville. Arrangements were with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. William Manahan William Manahan, age 87 of Chatfield, died October 2, 2011, at the Chosen Valley Care Center, where he had resided for 22 months. William Robert Manahan was born on August 19, 1924, in Winona to William and Bonnie (Snyder) Manahan. He went to the District 65 county school and attended Chatfield High School. Bill was a lifetime Chatfield native. He married Roberta Burk on August 20, 1949, in Rochester. Bill worked for Skelly Oil for 18 years and the City of Chatfield for 42 years before retiring in 2006. He enjoyed TV, reading, driving country roads, and loved to visit. Survivors include his wife Roberta of Chatfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bonnie Manahan, and a brother, Harold. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Chosen Valley Care Center or a donor of your choice. The funeral for William Manahan was Thursday, October 6, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield handled the arrangements. Russell Nichols Russell Nichols, age 80 of Mazeppa, died October 1, 2011, at the Zumbrota Health Care in Zumbrota, Minnesota. Russell Owen Nichols was born in Winona, Minnesota to Vernon and Frances (Johnson) Nichols on September 24, 1931. He graduated from St. Charles High School and served during the Korean War in the Army from 1950 until 1952. He married Alvina Rogstad on April 9, 1960, in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, and was later divorced. He married Audrey VonBargen on October 16, 1981, in St. Charles; she died on November 9, 2009. Russell lived in Troy until 1962, Rochester until 1967, Rushford until 1970, back to Rochester until 1974, Zumbro Falls until 1980, and then Mazeppa until 2011. He was a farmer in Troy until 1962, a bartender from 1962 until 2007 in several bars, and retired from Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing. Russell was a member of the Lions Club in Rushford and Mazeppa and the Moose Club in St. Charles.

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Survivors include one daughter Kay (Mike) Kistler of Eyota; one step daughter Judy (Ken) Blake of Plymouth, Minn.; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; one brother Donald (Ellen) Nichols of Preston; special friend Diane Ellson of Dodge Center, Minn; and a step-daughter-in-law, Mary Graves of Mazeppa. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Audrey, and a stepson, Gary. The funeral for Russell Nichols was Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield with Rev. Alan Horn officiating. Burial was in Saratoga Cemetery in Rural St. Charles. Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield handled the arrangements. Floyd M. Taylor Floyd M. Taylor, 92, of Kasson, Minn., formerly of Stewartville, Minn. died Friday (Sept. 30, 2011) of natural causes at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, Minn., where he had been a resident for two days. Floyd Marvin Taylor was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Stewartville, Minn. to Fred and Dulcie(House) Taylor. He grew up on the family farm, attended rural school and Stewartville H.S. He was employed in construction in Rochester with Doyle Conner Construction for a number of years. He was married in 1943 in Wiscon-

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sin to Myrle L. Amos. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Stewartville. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a Waters Connelly employee in Rochester until her death in 1966. Mr. Taylor was married in 1970 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa to Evelyn A. Kramer. He owned and operated an auto salvage business in Stewartville, Dexter, Minn., and Hayfield, Minn. until his retirement. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Hayfield and had recently moved to Kasson. He enjoyed playing pool, playing cards, and reading the newspaper. Surviors include his wife, Evelyn; three daughters and three sons, Charles(Janet) of Stewartville, Linda Vaupel of Stewartville, Marlene(David) Marsh of Rosemount, Minn., Dan(Nancy) of Rochester, Jeff(Mary) of Stewartville, and Melissa Taylor of Dodge Center; 15 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren, and a brother, John Taylor of Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrle, his parents, a sister, Nadine Stiles, a brother, Herb Taylor and son-in-law, Bob Vaupel. A private family burial will take place at a later date in the High Forest Cemetery in High Forest, Minn. There will be no services or visitation at this time. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville.

Olmsted County Church Directory Bethel Baptist Church, SBC .......................Wed. - 7:00pm & Sun. - 10:45am 1937 7th St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)252-4787 Byron United Methodist Church .................... Sundays - 9:00am & 11:00am 503 1st Ave. NW, Byron, MN (507)775-6610 Community Presbyterian Church.................................... Sundays - 9:30am 3705 55th St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)280-9291 Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church ........................... Sundays - 10:30am 2810 40th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-6532 Douglas United Methodist Church ................................ Sundays - 10:00am 6507 75th St. NW, Oronoco, MN (507)281-3526 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church ........................................... Wednesdays - 6:00 .........................................................Sundays - 8:00am, 9:15am & 10:45am 1212 12th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-1841 Emmanuel Baptist Church ............................................. Sundays - 10:30am 2911 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-7244 Faith United Methodist Church ..................................... Sundays - 10:30am 27 4th Street SW, Eyota, MN (507)545-2641 First Baptist Church ..................................... Wed. - 6:30pm, Sun. - 10:30am 100 5th St. SE, Stewartville, MN (507)533-8808 First Unitarian Universalist Church ............. Sundays - 9:00am & 11:00am 1727 Walden Lane SW, Rochester, MN (507)282-5209 High Forest Community Church.................................... Sundays - 10:30am 12036 SW Oak St., Stewartville, MN (507)259-5624 Holy Redeemer Catholic Church ..................................... Sundays - 8:00am 22 E. 2nd St., Eyota, MN (507)932-3294 Homestead United Methodist Church...................... Wednesdays - 6:30pm ...................................................................... Sundays - 9:00am & 10:45am 400 13th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-8911 Marion Church of Christ...........Wednesdays - 6:30pm & Sundays 10:30am 5296 65th Ave. SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-1063 New Testament Baptist Church ................................ Wednesdays - 7:00pm 2119 3rd Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)292-0745 ...... Sundays - 10:30am & 5:00pm Oak Hills Wesleyan Church ........................ Sat. - 5:00pm & Sun. - 10:30am 410 28th St. SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-6053 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ......................... Sundays 8:00am & 10:30am 2124 Viola Rd. NE, Rochester, MN (507)289-3021 Rochester Community Baptist Church .................... Wednesdays - 6:30pm 1048 6th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-8706 ................ Sun. 9:30am & 11:00am Rochester Covenant Church ............................................ Sundays - 8:30am 4950 31st Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-2990 Rochester Pentecostal Church .................................. Wednesdays - 7:30pm 3657 Sheffield Lane SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-4342 ......Sun. - 10:00am & 7:00pm Salem Road Covenant Church ......................................... Sundays - 9:30am 3401 Salem Rd. SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-9601 Salvation Army ............................................... Sundays - 9:45am & 11:00am 20 1st Ave NE, Rochester, MN (507)288-3663 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church ............................ Sundays - 8:00am & 9:30am 1884 22nd St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-2469 St. John’s Lutheran Church ....... Thurs. - 6:30pm, Sun. - 8:00am & 10:30am 111 2nd Ave NE, Stewartville, MN (507)533-4420 Stewartville United Methodist Church .............................. Sundays 9:00am 900 John Wesley Ave. NW, Stewartville, MN (507)533-4625 The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Chosen Generation Parish ............................................. Sundays - 10:30am 1300 10th Ave. NE, Rochester, MN (507)202-4726 Unity of Rochester Study Group ...................... 2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30am 103 7th St. NE, Rochester, MN (Rochester Rep Theatre) Victory Baptist Church ...........Wednesdays - 7:00pm & Sundays - 11:00am 606 36th Ave. SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-2966 Viola Bible Church ............................................................Sundays 11:00am 10606 Main St. NE, Viola, MN (507)876-2092 To list your church contact the Olmsted County Journal at (507)288-5201 or email

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C ommentary Creating jobs v. creating wealth By John Goutcher Unless you have been living in a cave the past few years, you know that our country has been in the midst of a giant recession. Unemployment hovers around 9.4 percent with 37 million on food stamps, and politicians ranting and raving to have the government immediately pass their respective bills and proclaim them the saviors of the mess they created. Let’s take John Goutcher a look at the topic of taxes first. Our tax system is considered progressive. Progressive means that it takes a larger percentage from the wealthy and a decreasing smaller percentage from the least wealthy. Paul Krugman, Harvard Economist tells us that the top 20 percent of the wealthy taxpayers were responsible for 67.4 percent of the tax receipts in 2004. The bottom 40 percent paid nothing and in many cases those Americans in the lowest quartiles actually received money in the form of tax credits. John Strossel of U.S. News gives us an even greater breakdown of the term wealthy. One per cent of the American population controls 43 percent of our nation’s wealth. Two percent of Americans spend 33 percent of our wealth. Perhaps we need to back up a bit and determine how the top three per cent controls and spends wealth. When a person or business produces goods or provides a service, several components are brought together. Land, natural resources, labor, and technology are brought together through loans and capital provided by the owner. These factors which are brought together are called the factors of production by econoEditorial Cartoon

mists. The owner or entrepreneur (one who takes the risk of business) buys the material, hires the people to do the work, and begins to produce a product. It is at this point wealth is being created by all parties involved. In order to stay in business and be successful, more goods are produced with the intent of selling the product to those people who need it. It is important to understand that wealth is created only when a product is produced to be sold to others. Private enterprise hires people to produce products; government jobs do not produce a product for sale and are considered by economists as unproductive jobs, as no wealth is created. According to Harvard economist Paul Krugman, America has not created wealth since the year 2000. It seems that the media and politicians are clamoring for jobs, jobs, and more jobs. There is nothing wrong with job creation, but creating jobs is not the problem in our economy. Working in a job is certainly an important way for people to create wealth. Dwight Lee, Professor of Business, University of Georgia states, “Creating more wealth is really what people want, and job creation is no more than the vehicle used to help get us there.” Wealth, capital, creation of products and manufacturing has been driven from our shores and landed in countries which have an overabundance of cheap labor. Visit any shopping center and look at the label on the items. How many tags say proudly made in U.S.A.? One major store chain, currently nationwide, extensively advertised as stores were opened, that the products for sale were indeed made in America. In recent years these statements can no longer be made by that chain. The one factor which has not entered the vocabulary of work-

ers is the sometime forgotten word scarcity. Scarcity will forever prevent us from securing all the things we desire. The problem then is creating jobs in which people produce the most value. Business owners will hire certain employees and let go other employees in order to achieve the greatest amount of value for the wages paid. All economic policy results from being able to provide the same, or improved, goods and services with fewer workers. This eliminates some jobs and frees up labor to become employed in new productive ways. In order to promote manufacturing once again in our country perhaps we need to eliminate federal corporate income taxes from the current level of 35 percent to zero as an incentive to enter the manufacturing field. Companies which agree and begin to hire workers and produce a product for sale in America will be producing wealth in our country once again. Government policies are commonly evaluated in terms of how many jobs they create. By restricting imports, placing a higher tariff on goods coming into our country, tax preferences and the creation of loopholes are some of the commonly justified ways of creating jobs. Presidents point with pride to the number of jobs created in the economy during their administration. Supposedly the more jobs created equates to a greater amount of success. How many tax dollars spent on job creation to expand an administration’s ego is justifiable? The current administration has used up 4.25 trillion of our tax dollars on programs which have had little or any impact on the unemployment rate. Most often administrative policies are forced to raise taxes in order to support legislation which has been passed into law. Consideration is currently being promoted by Washington politicians to create a national sales tax. This idea is

to be considered as an add-on tax to existing state and local taxes in order to pay for Obama health care. This type of tax, if upon becoming law, would be an example of a regressive tax. A regressive tax is one in which lower income earners would need to use a greater percentage of their income to pay for the required health care. It is assumed that the tax would include enough money to cover those which are unemployed as well. Please keep in mind, the Constitution of the United States, which politicians are sworn to uphold, does not give the congress the right to impose a national sales tax or require health insurance. If that’s where we find ourselves, how did the top 10 percent end up controlling 76 percent of all financial wealth? The 10 percent in their control of wealth, and in particular the Wall Street stock market and connected banks, were ecstatic over the 60 percent turn around in the stock market. The investments in their stock portfolios solidified their wealth and gladly proclaimed to all that the economy is well. The typical American who has to work for a living had a negative view on the economy. William Domhoff of the Gallup Poll found that only 13 percent believed that the economy was good or excellent. Notice how the Gallup Poll correlates the top 10 percent who control 73 percent of the wealth. It is hard to believe that our capitalist system was able to split out 10 percent and have the balance left holding the empty bag. As we look back a few years, a great majority of the 90 percent were sold on the concept that we were indeed a wealthy nation. Many were convinced that their homes and property were worth much more than they really were. Those who believed this wealth

Government this week • Thursday, Oct. 13, Byron City Council, Byron City Hall, 6pm. • Thursday, Oct. 13, Eyota City Council, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, Oct. 17, Rochester City Council, Council/ Boardroom Chambers, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Oct. 17, Byron School Board, High School Board room #3305, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Oct. 17, Pine Island School Board, Board Room, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Oct. 17, Oronoco City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Oct. 18, Pine Island City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m.

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concept began to spend beyond their means. This false sense of wealth led a great part of the 90 percent to feel they were actually a part of the 10 percent. When reality struck home and mortgage foreclosures topped 300,000 a month, home loans ceased, property and home construction dropped dramatically, and the final blow were the bail outs. At this point the manure really hit the fan. Just think for a moment about the bail outs and the companies which were saved. We ended up bailing out the worst performing companies thus keeping alive those which should have been allowed to go under. Our elected officials voted to shore-up those companies which are directly connected with Wall Street to keep the top 10 percent stock values from dropping. Instead of rewarding a company which produces a product and creates wealth, we bail out companies which are failing and save the top 10 percent. It seems that Washington D. C. is sending a message to the American public that the political guru’s are more interested in saving the 10 percent rather than the debt-ridden 90 percent. The bottom 90 percent have been saddled with 73 percent of all debt (Wolff 2009) and that my friends equates to you and I being “sold up the river.” So welcome to serfdom you 90 percenters, perhaps it’s time to wake up and restructure the system. Think About It.

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C ommentary Letter about stadium To the Editor, What’s wrong with this? A sports stadium built by an independent company made up of a multitude of investors. Each share of stock would sell at par value of $20.00 each. That means that everyone in the area from the farmers of Iowa to the ranchers in the Dakotas and especially across Minnesota, anyone who had $20 or more to invest should be part owner in the stadium. There might be some who would like to invest just because they are loyal to Minnesota sports, or don’t like the sound of the Los Angeles Vikings. The bars and hotels in the area should want a piece of the action to make sure they are full during game day. If by chance one of the investors has a special interest and wanted to invest, say, several hundred millions and furnish the paint, the investors/owners just might give him a long lease and paint the stadium purple. When available the stadium would be for rent, with the owners/investors sharing the profit. Mickey Ownes Rochester, MN

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By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 With the 2011 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment scores released on September 14, 2011, by the Minnesota Department of Education, a flurry of analysis consumes educators and parents. Now, at the risk of sounding Jason Sethre like a curmudgeon, I am going to refer back to when I was a kid caught up in the drama of the California Achievement Test. First, I should say that this must mean I am getting old, as I am referring to “when I was a kid.” Second, why did we take the California Achievement Test (CAT) in Rochester, Minn.? Was California the benchmark for our nation’s education system? Oh, well. I will get over it.

Back to the issue at hand, comparing the days of the CAT with the days of the MCA. I would argue that the CAT and the MCA present false securities and insecurities alike. How many kids don’t test well, don’t realize the value placed on these tests, or practically fall asleep while reading mind-numbing short stories about information that no adult, let alone a child, would ever take an interest in reading if they weren’t being tested on it? OK, this is the part where you say, “Jason is a curmudgeon!” I have never taken the MCA (because that was after my time), but from what I recall from taking the CAT it was a marathon of interrogation that took away hours and hours of my life that I can never gain back. As you can tell, I didn’t enjoy the testing experience. And, I wasn’t alone. Surprisingly, I always did better than I expected, but I guess randomly filling in the bubbles on those test sheets does work to some degree. That’s a joke, folks! As time passes and I observe our current education system, I am baffled by the lack of such things as a graded evaluation system. I liked A, B, C, D and F, for the sake of rank amongst peers. As an adult, when you leap into the work force, and it comes time for a performance or pay evaluation, there is no sugarcoating. Higher “grade” performance, in essence, equals higher compensation opportunities. To me, ritualistic grading from homework assignments, quizzes and periodic testing are of greater value than something like the MCA. There is continuous feedback throughout the process, and a compilation of results. However, the MCA is a measure of comprehension that decides the fate of funding and accomplishment for our students and our schools.

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people ask why he does what he does, as people don’t tend to ask that of a doctor or a minister. He does what he does because that’s who he is. He also doesn’t believe in the stereotypical “starving artist.” “A lot of artists don’t believe in themselves,” said Unnasch. “There are a lot of artists making a living doing decent work. It’s time to step up and be proud of our profession.” Possibly the reason that people tend to ask artists of all kinds why they do what they do is a fear of the unknown. “Artists are making something out of nothing,” said Unnasch. “They aren’t afraid of the unkown. They’re tapped into something unknown all the time.”

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titled, “Our Plan for the Future,” and implementation strategies. The “Vision and Guiding Principles” section had not been changed since the last review. In the “Our Plan for the Future” section, Scheib reviewed the six categories: greenways and natural resources, neighborhoods, roadways, parks and recreation, trails and sidewalks, and infrastructure. Each section contained definitions, goals and policy directions. The implementation plan Scheib presented has action steps that include: volunteer-

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Plan Your EAB Response Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties I believe most people in Southeast Minnesota are aware that Minnesota D e p a r t m e nt of Agriculture confirmed two new Emerald Ash Borer infe st at ions. A beetle was Jerrold Tesmer found in a purple monitoring trap in Veterans Park in La Crescent, and another one was found in a trap in Great River Bluffs State Park. The real question is, “How will this affect me?” For those who sell wood products, including firewood, quarantines on ash product are currently in place in Ramsey, Hennepin, Houston and Winona counties. Although both Winona and Houston Counties are quarantined it would be

wise to check with Kathryne Longen, MDA Plant Protection, 651201-6245, kathryne.longen@state. before moving firewood from Houston to Winona. It is also possible the rules will be changed to allow movement to Wisconsin, as that is also in the quarantine area. Once again, check with MDA before moving wood. The home owner has the difficult decision of treating Ash trees or replacing them. The general recommendation is to not start treatment unless EAB is within 15 miles. If treatment is chosen, be aware that it is a long term commitment. Insecticide treatments will be needed for the rest of the tree’s life. Most of the products are best applied in mid to late spring. Some products can be applied by the tree owner, while others need to be applied by professionals. There is an excellent publication to help with your decision. Emerald Ash Borer: Homeowners Guide to Insecticide Selection, Use, and Environmental Protection that

is available through University of Minnesota Extension, MDA and DNR. If you chose to replace your ash trees, there is a list: Recommended Trees for Southeast Minnesota available at: http://www.extension. With this list is the “Tree Planting Rule-of-Thumb.” No more than 10 percent of any species, no more than 20 percent of any genus, and no more than 30 percent of any family. We don’t want to keep repeating the problems we created when Dutch elm disease wiped out the Elm trees, and we replaced them with mainly Ash trees. On the positive side, in a coordinated response, DNR and MDA have conducted biocontrol efforts, releasing stingless wasps in the state park. I would like to emphasis the word “stingless” as the wasp are not the type that can sting us. Like most biocontrols, they will not achieve 100 percent control, but rather slow the spread of EAB. For those seeking more information on EAB, there are two more meetings scheduled: Dakota, MN, 220 Golden Rule Rd, October 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Winona, MN, Winona City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street, October 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All the publications sited above, plus much more information is available at: http://www.extension.

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Stevens Ford in Chatfield celebrating 50 years in business By Jade Wangen The Stevens family is no stranger to selling cars; they have been doing it for 50 years now. Lyle Stevens, known to his friends as Bud, bought the Ford dealership in Chatfield in 1961, and eventually his four sons started helping out. Fifty years later, the four sons, Gary, John, Mike, and Rick, now own Stevens Ford and are working together. According to Gary Stevens, the family lived in St. Charles when he was a kid, and his dad worked for a Ford dealership there. When the business in Chatfield became available, he took advantage of the opportunity. The lot in Chatfield, which sells both new and used vehi-

cles, has about 18-20 cars, and small-town courtesy. Stevens said he definitely prefers working in a small town as compared to a larger city. “You come in here, you’re only a stranger once,” he said. “The next time we know your name. It’s a whole different atmosphere in any large town.” Stevens believes in taking care of his customers, keeping them happy so they will tell others about their positive experience. “I like to treat my customers the way I want to be treated,” he said. There have been many changes in the business over the past 50 years. Stevens remembers when cars didn’t have air-conditioning, and when he bought his first new car for $3,200.

Everything was mechanical, where now things are electrical. The cost of doing business has gone up as well, with specialized tools and testers that are needed. Even though expenses have gone up so much, Stevens believes cars have improved over the years. These days, with very little maintenance, cars are lasting longer and running more miles. “There are so many cars with 200,000-300,000 miles on them it would scare you,” he said. Stevens Ford gets business from local people, but they also have people come from other towns to buy a vehicle. Especially since several Ford dealerships in local towns went out of business in the last few years. The economy has hit small towns hard, and car dealers, with a lot of overhead expenses, are no different than other businesses. “The internet is the worst thing that ever happened to the car business,” said Stevens. “People don’t get a chance to


The Stevens brothers from left to right: Gary, John, Rick and Mike own and operate Stevens Ford in Chatfield. Photo submitted

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have their car worked on. The four brothers all live in Chatfield and get along pretty well, according to Stevens. They have no plans for celebrating their 50 years in business, but they did receive a big plaque from Ford. “We plan to continue doing business, getting to know our customers and taking care of them the same as we have done for 50 years,” shared Stevens. “We will continue to do that until it’s not feasible anymore.”

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It was more than enough to handle hikers, cross-country skiers and snowmobiles. Miesbauer figures that the club will make some minor repairs and then put the temporary bridge back into place just before Thanksgiving. Before Minnowa begins work on the Douglas State Trail bridges, it will finish up another flood related job in Pine Island. Last year’s high water damaged the supporting area underneath the 511th Street Bridge, on the City’s Northwest side.

Concerns about its stability led engineers to place weight restrictions on vehicles crossing it. Minnowa will install riprap along the banks to slow future erosion and also strengthen the bridge’s support structure. Pine Island City Administrator Abraham Algadi said it is the finalpublic improvement project that needs to be completed related to the 2010 flood. Then attention will shift to the trail project and what some view as a meaningful recreational link for

the City, Rochester and other surrounding communities. The DNR’s contract for the Douglas State Trail bridges requires that they be completed by early June of 2012 and there are daily financial penalties if that doesn’t happen. Blommer is hopeful that the weather will cooperate and the spans could open weeks earlier. “The delay was unfortunate, but the good thing is that once it’s done, they will be there for 50 years or more.”








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New pastor ordained in Oronoco Pastor Benjamin Paul Kempfert was ordained Sunday, August 7, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Oronoco, MN where he will be serving as new minister. He replaced Paul Baldauf, who recently retired and now resides in Wisconsin with his wife, Gloria.

Kempfert was born in Watertown, WI to Lowell and Carol Kempfert. He attended Luther Preparatory School and Martin Luther College before Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. His vicar year, 2008-2009, was spent at the dual parish of Christ/St. John’s Lutheran Churches in Eagle River


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A View From The Woods By Loni Kemp ©SallyKeating2011

Leaves for Free Our wonderful hardwood trees are transforming their leaves to gold and scarlet. Breathtaking beauty is all around us, at the very moment those leaves are letting go and drifting down to earth in a constant reminder of how fleeting the autumn season is. Those leaves are the best natural soil builders on earth. Ever wonder how a forest can maintain itself for hundreds, even thousands, of years? The forest ecosystem is fueled by the massive plant biomass deposited every fall. Deep tree roots bring up minerals locked below the soil layer, and every fall those minerals fall with the leaves to become part of the living ecosystem, as mulch and compost. Take note: your gardens and landscape can mimic the forests with a little help. Now is the time to gather leaves for the best fertilizer and

soil conditioner imaginable. I cannot fathom why people throw leaves away. I use leaves three different ways. Pile Leaves. Wait a year or two, then deliver the fine black humus to nearby garden beds. You may need a circle of fencing to keep them from blowing away if out in the open, or else choose a spot protected by bushes or trees. So easy. Make Compost. Leaves are the carbon material for our kitchen compost, held in three side-by-side bins not too far from the door. I fill the bins with leaves in the fall, and my husband adds all our organic waste, all year long. A turning or two with a garden fork makes rich compost good for delivery to favorite plants needing a boost, like hostas and roses. Fall is the time to use the compost and immediately

refill the bin with more leaves. Put Leaves to Bed. For years I raked leaves off our endless driveway and hauled them in a cart directly to my vegetable beds. Now I’m older and spoiled with a riding mower that collects chopped leaves. Chopped leaves are easier to transport, and once laid down and moistened, they form a mat that stays put until spring, when they are mostly broken down into soil. I rarely need to dig or weed before plopping seeds right into their rows. I throw bushels of chopped leaves into the raspberry and asparagus beds too. This is composting in place—no need to turn or haul the compost because it is right where it needs to be. Easiest of all. “Farming with Tree Leaves” is an informative article by Will Bonsall, who lives in Maine and is affiliated with the Seed Savers Exchange near Decorah, Iowa. He notes that leaves contain a considerable amount of nitrogen, although it is not available to plants until it breaks down. Chopping leaves with a lawnmower or


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Experience art in southeastern libraries- a call to artists Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) & Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists (SEMVA) invite you to be a part of Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries (easel) traveling art exhibit. We are requesting art submissions for easel’s 20122013 tour. This exhibit will travel throughout libraries in Southeastern Minnesota and be displayed to the public from January 2012 to June 2013. We are looking for pieces that correspond with your artistic interpretation of books, letters, reading, authors, or the library. Qualifications: To submit artwork, you must be 18 years of age and live in one of the eleven counties in the SELCO region: Dodge, Fillmore,

Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. There is no fee to enter and artists are limited to one piece of artwork. Artwork Requirements: All 2D artwork must be 12 x 12 inches, frame included, and must be ready to hang using wire only; no hooks, saw-tooth brackets or clips. All 3D artwork may only be a maximum of 12 x 12 x 12 inches, and one of those dimensions must be 12 inches. Art must be suitable for viewing by all ages in a library environment. Artwork not meeting these requirements will be rejected. The General Information Card, provided in the printed call for artists, must be completed and attached to your artwork at the

time of submission, along with a typed Artist Statement not to exceed 200 words. This statement must include one to two sentences describing the artist’s interpretation of the theme. If you need a General Information Card, please call SELCO at 1-800-992-5061. Extras will be available at the SELCO front desk. Timeline: Artwork needs to be submitted to the SELCO office (2600

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, OCT. 13 Seasons Hospice- Build a Birdhouse, Re-build your life: 6:30-8:30 pm, Seasons Hospice office Crossings in Zumbrota- Author Ellen Hart presents, “It’s All Just Formula- or is It?” Thoughts on Mystery Writing. Cognitive Skills Course- Companion Hands-on Unit, 7-8:30 pm at LearningRx in Rochester. Call 206-6757 to RSVP. Rochester Public Library- Stories for Toddlers and Twos- Auditorium, 10am. For children 18-36 months of age. FRIDAY, OCT. 14 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * St. Francis of Assisi Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society- Chili cook-off fundraiser, 5:30pm to 8pm. McCarthy Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Church. Contact parish office for more info- 288-7313. Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country 6:30-9:30pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. Ne & 2nd Ave NE, Rochester. For more info, contact Pat Lahey, 507-282-5507.*

Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge. * SATURDAY, OCT.15 Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:15am, breakfast at 9:30. Clarion Inn South on Broadway. For more information, call 507-289-2263.* Supermarket Saturday- With Channel One Food Shelf. Oasis Church from 10am-noon. 1815 38th St. NW Rochester. Lourdes Fall Rummage and Bake Sale: 8am-1pm. Bag sale begins at noon. Lourdes High School, 6th Avenue and Center St. NW, Rochester. Crossings in Zumbrota- Polymer Magic Clay Class 10 am to 12 pm. Anyone ages 6 and up. Rochester Public Library- Friends of the Library book sale- Auditorium, 9:30 am. Crossings in Zumbrota- Polymer Clay Jewelry for adults, 1pm-3pm. Crossings in Zumbrota- Actor and Singer Ronny Cox, 7:30 p.m. Kutzky Park Clean-up, 9am. Meet at the picnic shelter. Bags and gloves provided.

Polish Your Brilliance! Optimize life from the Divine within, 9am-4pm, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. * SUNDAY, OCT. 16 Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. * Cutting for a Cause- Salon Chic in Rochester. All proceeds donated to a charity of our choice. 10-3. Also looking for people to be on the bone marrow donor list. Rochester Public Library- Friends of the Library book sale- Auditorium, 1:30 p.m. Crossings in Zumbrota- Legendary Czech band Druha Trava, 7p.m. MONDAY, OCT. 17 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:00pm, Community Celebration Church in Kasson. *

Rochester Public Library- Computer Basics Workshop- Meeting Room B, 1:00 p.m. Med City T’ai-Chi Ch’uan Club, 6-7:30pm, Fred Reed Hall. Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-289-1795 for info. * Rochester Public Library- Sit...Stay...Read!, Auditorium, 6:30 pm. Read aloud to friendly therapy dog. Register ahead. DBSA Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, 5:30-6:30pm, St. Marys Hospital, Generose Bldg., room 2-120, Sister Helen Hayes Lecture Hall. For people who live with depression or bipolar, whether they have the condition or care about someone who does.* TUESDAY, OCT. 18

Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Contact Charles Bysheim at 2814455 or Pam Styder at 281-2547 for more info. * Call it in! Rochester 507-288-5201 Public Library- Bedtime Stories, Auditorium, 6:30 pm.

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La Leche League- Advantages of Breastfeeding. 6:45 pm, Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 3rd Ave SW, Rochester. Seasons Hospice- Build a Birdhouse, Re-build your life: 9-11 a.m., Seasons Hospice office WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19 Toast with Toastmasters, 7-8am, Mayo Clinic Gonda Building, 19th floor, 19-105 200 1st St. SW. A place to practice the English language skills and meet new people. For more information, e-mail* Rochester Public Library- After Lunch Bunch Parent-Child Story Time. Auditorium, 1pm. AAUW Rochester Branch General Meeting, 7pm, U of M Rochester Peace Plaza Room (4th floor). Speaker: Author Yuko Taniguchi. ACS & Elder Network Care Conversations, 7pm, Hope Lodge. 411 2nd St. NW, Rochester. For those caring for family members with cancer. Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. *


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Hay for sale- small square bales. $3 a bale. 507-273-7336. f5,12- o

Attention: Furniture MOVED, JUNK/BRUSH HAULED … Gutters/ Windows cleaning, pruning, weed-wacking, painting, weeding, tree cutting, raking, mowing and edging. Free estimates. Dependable, Quality workmanship. Douglas. 507-282-3011. v4/27-12/28

Get A Flag for your boulevard for Veterans Day Order at n5,12-o

1996 Liberty 16x80, 2 large bedrooms, 2 bath, completely remodeled, new furnace, new roof, new flooring. $31,900 financing available. Call Laura 507-259-1408. m28,5,12,19,26,2- x


ESTATE SALE: 96 years of accumulation. Furniture, household items, jewelry, old linens, depression glass, Christmas, lots of stuff, pottery, vintage kitchen, collectibles. Thu, Fri, Sat October 13-15 9am-5pm. No presale, CASH only. 245 1st Ave. NE Oronoco. g12- x

House cleaning- reasonable rate, years of experience, references on request. Call Linda at 507-261-7718. v5,12,19- x

Morkie Pups, 3 males, ready. 1st vet check, shots, $250 each. Call 507-251-0876 or 507-251-0877 p12,19- o


300 Gallon trailer sprayer, 21’ manual exfold boom, front spray gun with hose extension, single axle frame, tires and tubes. $400. Call 254-1429 f12,19,26- o CUSTOM CATTLE Raising Unit AvailableCapacity up to 200 calves from 200# to 600#. Prefer Holsteins Steers or Heifers. We can dehorn, implant, band, vaccinate or any program you want implemented. Very reasonable rates. References available. Call Chet 507-724-2389, Caledonia f10,17,24x


No time to clean your house? Call Katie, weekly, biweekly, and monthly available. Also have references. 507-3196183 v12,19,26- x

indoor & outdoor arena, Lounges, round Pens, new roping arena, Stalls, Pasture, Turnouts. Horses For Sale Training & Lessons available



507-765-2580 • Preston, MN

Crawford Ranch

Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control

507-923-6474 or 507-280-8282

Gentle, Pretty, APHA Overo Mare. Great family horse. 4-H or just for fun! AQHA, Beautiful Bay Gelding, Trained English & Western, Great All Around Horse

507-923-6474 or 507-280-8282

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed. We Promise: To give you a greener, thicker lawn.

FOR RENT Lanesboro: Retail space in ideal location on Parkway Ave. 2000 plus sq. ft. Available spring 2012. 651-492-9620 r12- o Winter storage 36x50 insulated rental space. Clean, like new, affordable. Call 507282-9176 or 507-250-4059. r5,12- x

Sell your items with over Place an ad in all

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FREE Puppies, mixed breed, 2 male 1 female, black w/markings. Friendly, 10 weeks. Pictures: 507-352-2451 leave message. p12- x

FOR SALE Shop my Avon online store at The perfect way to shop for your holiday gifts. No waiting in line and shop at the convenience of your own home on your own time! To request an Avon catalog or home delivery, contact Nelka Smith at 507206-6969 or email me at nelkasmith97@aol. com. 10% off your first order of $25 or more. s12,19- x Eisenhower Dollars ($2/ea). Monroe pictures, 100 plastic buckets, art books, blankets, bed frames, vacuum, poster book, 450 oil paintings, bar stool, flower pots, small dresser, toolbox, ladder, stretcher board, wooden shoes, camera, Tiffany Lamps, Arizona magazine. 507-282-3011. s27-12/28 RECENTLY IN Minnesota, big ad motel buyers were trying to buy gold and silver for 30%-40% less than Kuehl’s Coins. Compare prices. 507-235-3886 s10/12-11/16- x

New Listing- Waterfront $24,900. Build or camp, fish walleyes/muskie from the shore of this private wooded acreage; near Nat’l Forest; great boating and hunting; seller needs $. Thousand Lakes Realty, Inc. 866-667-4460 e12- o For sale: Cropland/tillable building site and hunting woods WI-MN Real Estate 608-385-8080. e12- o

Property for sale AS IS. Includes land, trailer and 2 car garage, 20 min. from Rochester, quiet neighborhood. 50x150 lot, city water and sewer. If interested call 507226-2136 to view. $21,500. e12- o

HEALTH WOMEN! Got Pain? Stress? Therapeutic treatment is the solution100% guaranteed. $10 off. Call Liliana, CMT. 507-280-9577 h5,12,19,26- x

Check 5 Publications for $35 or in all 23 Publications for $70

‫ ڤ‬Blooming Prairie Times (1,100) ‫ ڤ‬The Buffalo County Journal (1,000) ‫ ڤ‬Caledonia Argus/Shopper (6,559) ‫ ڤ‬The Cochraine-Fountain City Recorder (2,000) ‫ ڤ‬The Courier-Wedge (4,200) ‫ ڤ‬Cresco Times Plain Dealer & The Extra (8,400) ‫ ڤ‬Freeborn County Shopper (17,825) ‫ ڤ‬LeRoy Independent (1,500) ‫ ڤ‬Lewiston Journal (1,200)

1997 Liberty 3 bedroom/ 2 bath manufactured home for sale at Rocky Creek Estates. This home has a bright, large kitchen, a large master bedroom with large bathroom. The home is in very good condition and won’t last long. Includes stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Separate laundry area in kitchen. The asking price is $32,900. Financing available with good credit and 20% down. Lot rent is $285, which includes water, sewer, garbage, and seasonal pool. Call 202-1381 to set up an appointment to view this beautiful home. m21,28,5,12- o

FSBO at 12 13th Ave SE Rochester. 2BD/1BA, New Lennox furnace and C/A, large kitchen, living rm., finished attic, tile and hdwd floors, garage, fenced yard. $109,000 call 507-280-7678 e12- x

196,000 households! ‫ ڤ‬Olmsted County Journal (62,000) a ‫ ڤ‬Fillmore County Journal (12,100)

1991 Schult 28x40, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, new floor, updated bathrooms, neat and clean! $34,900 financing available. Call Laura 507259-1408. m28,5,12,19,26,2- x

‫ ڤ‬Lime Springs Herald (800) ‫ ڤ‬Grand Meadow Area News (3,200) ‫ ڤ‬Mower County Shopper (17,958) ‫ ڤ‬Plainview News (2,950) ‫ ڤ‬Riceville Recorder (1,400) ‫ ڤ‬St. Charles Press (1,300) ‫ ڤ‬The Star Shopper (10,000) ‫ ڤ‬Tri-County Advertiser (9,750) ‫ ڤ‬The Valley Shopper (3,500) ‫ ڤ‬Wabasha County Herald (3,250) ‫ ڤ‬Winona Post (24,447 Wed. & 21,237 Sun.)

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• 1999 Skyline 28x52 3BR, 2BA,

12x12 Finished Addition, Stove, Refrig, DW, Lot #128 Zumbro Ridge Softner, Shed & Deck, Nice Lot - $41,900

• 1991 Schult 28x40 3BR, 2BA, New Lino, A/C, Stove, Refrig, W/D, 2 Decks & Shed, 3797 Shady Curve SW, Rochester - $29,900

At Sales Center

LD O S • 2000 Fairmont 16x80

• 2000 Schult 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA, C/A, Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $38,900

3BR, 2BA, Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $36,900


•1990 Highland Edinburgh 28x56 3BR, 2BA, A/C, $40,900

Willow Ridge

• 588 Circle Court SW 1991 Artcraft 28x44, 3BR, 2BA, DW, W/D, C/A, Stove, Refrig - $43,900

• 3630 Willow Ridge Dr. SW 1987 North American 14x70, 2BR, 1BA, A/C, Stove, Refrig., Microwave, DW, W/D, Deck & Shed - $17,000

• 571 36th St. SW 1996 Schult Royal 16x80, 3 BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Softner, W/D, A/C, Vinyl Siding, Shingled w/ Shed - $25,000

Southern Hills MHP • 2002 Skyline 28x40 3 BR, 2 BA, Stove, Refrig., DW, W/D, A/C - $36,800

St. Charles

• 2006 16x80 Skyline 3BR, 2BA, C/A, W/D, ReADy to MoVe IN! - $47,900

Call For Details 5220 Hwy 63 N. Rochester, MN (507) 282-9833

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WANTED We pay $200 and UP for junk cars, trucks, and more. Free Tow away - call Oronoco Auto Salvage at 507-3674315. w20tfn- o WAnted: Used or non-running vehicles, fair prices, cash pay outs. 507-2692092. w10/5-11/23- x

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Classifieds EMPLOYMENT Drivers wanted: 3 years experience or more, class A and Hazmat required. Call 507440-6390 h12,19,26- x St. Joseph Equipment is looking for a Service Technician to work on a wide variety of farm and light industrial equipment at our Eyota, MN location. Applicants must provide good work ethics, communication skills, along with the ability to problem solve. Pay will be based on experience. Generous Health Insurance, 401K, Dental, and Vacation available. Call Greg at 507-545-2000 for details. Or send resume to St. Joseph Equipment 4710 County Rd. 7 SE Eyota, MN 55934 h31tfn- o NOW hiring: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MN-485. h28,5,12- x

EMPLOYMENT Help Us Help Others. There’s never been a better time to reach out to those in need. At Home Instead Senior Care, we’re seeking quality people who wish to make a difference by helping local seniors in their homes. Flexible schedules. No certification required, but passion for senior care is. Apply online: www.rochesterseniorcare. com or call M-F, 8am - 4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk2- x

AUTO 2007 C1500 Silverado LT, 2WD, 4.8 V8 engine, reg. cab, long box, 14,000 miles, new condition. Call 507-206-6445. a12- x

A fast growing Minnesota company is looking to fill Production Technician positions at our Owatonna facility. Applicants must be able to work effectively in a team environment, possess high quality standards, and lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis. Previous food industry experience is a plus, but not required. We offer competitive wages and opportunities for advancement. Day and night 12 hour shift openings are available with hours from 5:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., and 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 a.m. Apply in person between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F at: 220 24th Ave NW Owatonna, MN 55060 Driving Directions: Take the Bridge Street exit off I-35W. Turn right on Bridge Street and drive through two stop-lights. At the 4-way stop (24th Ave.) turn right, we are the first industrial building on the left.

Vision Processing Technologies is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Quality Solutions Allergy Relief Center 11 FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME POSITIONS Openings are in set-up service and delivery department. No experience necessary, company will train applicants. Must be 18 or older and be neat in appearance, ready to start immediately.

$450 to $750 a week to start + bonuses

For interview call 507-208-4370

FURNITURE Furniture and mattresses “Clearance Center” 57% and more off. Just reduced 7 sofas under $400 and as low as $329, recliners under $300, sectionals and reclining sofas at comparable savings. Mismatched mattresses, sets all sizes while quantity lasts. Lane, Flexsteel, Ashley, Simmons, and England. Over 250 items in the “Clearance Center.” Morris Furniture, Albert Lea, MN. 507373-6434 s21,28,5,12,19,26- x


Antiques OrOnOcO

A Fun, Friendly shOp OF 31 yeArs.

Always buying & selling. Two large buildings to browse through of furniture, architecture and much more. NOW BUYING:

Sterling silver, coins, gold, & scrap jewelry On Hwy 52, Northwest side of Oronoco 507-367-2220 •

Lois’ Antiques USED APPLIANCES Washers - Dryers Refrigerators - Ranges Reconditioned & Guaranteed

281-2078 2227 18th Avenue NW

Closing sale up to 50% off Antiques • Collectibles • Vintage Furniture • Automobilia 1647 16th Ave NW, Rochester (Behind Hillcrest Shopping Center)

Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

ChaddoCk TruCk & auTo SaleS 7 MILES EAST ON US 14 • Rochester, MN • 288-3346

‘96 Astro - 123K, Auto, AWD, Raised Roof, TV/VCR! ...$1,777 ‘96 Astro - Silver, 125K, AWD, Auto, 3.4, Running Boards! ..$1,777 ‘96 Dakota - 4x4, Auto, V8, CD, Bedliner, Ext Cab! .. $2,200 ‘97 Caravan - Auto, FWD, 3.0, Cloth, 3 Dr, Green .......$1,177 ‘97 Town & Country - Silver, Auto, 3.3, 149K, PW, PL ... $2,477 ‘97 Caravan - Lavender, Only 121K!, Auto 3.0, FWD.. $2,477 ‘97 Wrangler - Sport, Red, Hardtop, 4x4, 4.0, Auto ..$3,995 ‘98 Astro - Auto, AWD, 4.3, Cloth, PW, PL ............... SOLD ‘98 Protege - Silver, 4 Dr, Auto, 4 Cyl, CD, PW, PL..... SOLD ‘99 Deville - Silver, 4 Dr, Auto, V8, 132K, Fully Loaded!.$3,977

‘00 Ford - 4x4, Red, Auto, 5.4, Tonneau Cover, Leather!.....SOLD ‘00 GR Marquis - Gold, 4 Dr, Auto, 4.6, 135K, Leather! .$3,495 ‘01 F150 - 4x4, Red, Auto, 5.4, 138K, PW, PL .............$6,997 ‘01 Sunfire - Blue, 4 Dr, Auto, 145K, Loaded!........... $3,477 ‘01 GR Am - Gold, 4 Dr, 4 Cyl, Auto, 137K, Loaded!..$3,995 ‘01 F150 - Crew Cab, 5.4, 4x4, Hard Tonneau, Bed Liner! ..SOLD ‘01 Corolla - White, 4 Dr, Auto, 4 Cyl, 132K, Loaded! .....CALL ‘03 Expedition - Blue, 143K, 4x4, 5.4, 3rd Row Seat! .. SOLD ‘04 Escape - 4 Dr, 4x4, Auto, 4 Cyl, 153K, Loaded! .$6,777 ‘05 Sierra 1500 - Crew Cab, DVD, 5.3, 4x4, One Owner ...Call For Details

Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm • Next to Chester Woods! BUY - SELL TRADE

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Krause auctioneering Always Consigning and Always Selling or (507)319-0098 s.e. Mn.’s Best on-Line auction company • Antiques • Coins • Collectibles • Fishing, Guns, Hunting • Glassware • Jewelry • Postcards • Pottery • Tools • Toys all items of Quality, old or new will be considered. Consign a small group of items to an entire estate Gold & Sterling Silver Processing, Low Fees! Fundraising? i can help! call Me! Visit:


Auto WanteD BROKE-DOWN CARS & TRUCKS! We’ll BUY your broken car! We’ll BUY your junker truck! cHaDDocK trucK Parts Licensed • Insured • Bonded Dealer Hwy. 14 East 507-288-3346


cAbinetry For complete bath, kitchen, or interior remodeling... Contact Jessica Curry, our certified designer & staff member Let Jessica and her design team turn your wish list into your dream kitchen or bath. Offering years of experience and a full line of custom cabinetry and products to fulfill the job. call 507-285-1109 the tile superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


KitcHen & BatH Design and install Creative design process - gives you the beautiful kitchen or bath that suits you, at a surprisingly affordable price. We design it with you - We build it for you! WELL-DESIGNED, NOT HIGH-PRICED! encore Design, LLc Home craftsman services (507) 635-5151 • Email:



JeFF Wetzstein Wetzstein construction, LLc. Complete Home Remodeling • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Tiling • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563


carpet - Vinyl - Hardwood - Laminates We offer the most competitive pricing in the area Flooring will define your home’s style more than any other element Take the time to find the right flooring... You will be rewarded for years to come We offer limitless colors & styles... Residential or Commerical We offer installation or retail sales for the do-it-yourselfers Visit our showroom & let our experienced staff guide you call 507-285-1109 the tile superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


HigH Forest BoBcat serVice, LLc Bobcat Work • Concrete Removal Black Dirt • Sand Fill • Rock Cell (507) 273-4754 • Fax (507) 533-1088 HigH Forest autoMotiVe eQuiPMent Division of High Forest Bobcat Service, LLC Authorized Distributor & Installer of Rotary Lifts Also Service All Makes & Models of Lifts call (507) 533-8065


DryWALL K.o. DryWaLL, inc. Tape, Spray Texture, Knockdown, and install Drywall, Repairs • FREE ESTIMATES Basements • Garages • Additions call Kerry olson at 507-261-1419



eLectricAL WiPF eLectric, LLc Professional, Courteous Service Commercial, Industrial, Residential Over 30 Years Experience! Licensed, Bonded, Insured 507-205-3980 Lic#CA06559


J.W.eLectric LLc • Light Commercial/Industrial • Residential new/remodel/services • Agriculture Joel Walbridge, Owner/Master Electrician 507-273-0829 or email:


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21st century child care & Preschool LLc Child Care & Preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years. Clean, Secure Environment with outdoor playground. Hours: M-F 6am-5:30pm Full and Part Time Programs + Preschool Programs Available. 507-206-0615 • 2130 S. Broadway, Rochester, MN If you love children, teaching positions also available. Contact Jeremy, mgr. in person.

tHoMPson’s garage Door anD oPeners Exceptional Products • Superior Service Residential • Commercial • Farm Free in home estimates We sell & install new doors and openers We also do repair work Springs • Cables • Rollers • Hinges • Gears We can repair most brands – We are bonded & insured Serving SE Minnesota since 1991 check out or new high tech show room at: 6101 Hwy 52 N (Bandel Rd NW), Rochester, MN 55901 507-281-1349 When you do business with our family, you become a life long friend


cHiroPrActic Byron FaMiLy cHiroPractic Dean W. FerBer Dc Free Initial Consultation • Migraine/Headaches • Neck Pain • Back Pain • Leg/Hip Pain • Arm/Shoulder Pain • Ear Infections • Bed Wetting • Colic • TMJ “Chiropractic Care For The Whole Family” call today! 507-775-2711


cLeAninG SerViceS tornaDo cLeaning serVices We take dirtiness out of your: Offices, Home, Apartments, Garages, Basements, RV’s, Decks, Animal Clinics, Public Rest Rooms, & MUCH MORE! We live clean in your area & around YOUR WORLD! PERMITS & INSURANCE 507-398-5114 or 507-536-2591 (Maria)


concrete MiDWest icF construction, LLc Insulated Concrete Homes, Foundations, Decorative Concrete, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Stained Concrete, Stamped Concrete, Concrete Steps, Concrete Driveway Resealing, Decorative Concrete Overlays 507-206-0452 (rick) 507-206-0473 (Mike) 507-206-0836(Fax) 13-11/16-b



Fabricating & installing granite countertops since 1997 We offer the most experienced granite fabrication facility in SE Minn. We offer the most competitive pricing in the market We offer the largest selection in the region We instaLL it...We instaLL it We offer retail or wholesale... residential or commercial We buy direct from the supplier... our pricing cannot be matched Visit our showroom and let our experienced staff guide you. call 507-285-1109 the tile superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


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JeFF Wetzstein Wetzstein construction, LLc. Complete Home Remodeling & Repair • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Tiling • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping • Fences • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563


seitz construction General Contractor • Integrity and Quality are #1 507-292-8000 Residential/Commercial Remodeling and New Construction We offer complete construction services for your next project. Interior/Exterior Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, Seamless Gutters, Decks, Basements, Trim, Drywall, Custom Tile, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Additions or New Construction Free estiMates Fully Insured/Lic.#20636791



FaLL gutter cLeaning serVice 14 Years in Business • Gutters & Downspouts Cleaned & Flushed • Debris Hauled Most residential $59 References Provided John 507-990-6283

JiM’s resiDentiaL HanDyMan serVice Air Conditioning, Heating & Appliance Service Plumbing & Electrical Repair Sheetrocking & Painting Lawn Mowing & Snow Removal & More! Phone - 507-206-4486 • Cell - 507-993-0306 email: Lic#000149510


toM’s HanDyMan serVices 30 Years Experience in ALL AREAS OF HOME REPAIR Interior/Exterior Plus: Flooring, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Tree Trimming, Driveway Sealing, Landscaping, Junk Hauling, Painting & Staining, Etc. ROOF SNOW REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATES • Reasonable Rates • Insured 507-993-2249


on a BuDget??? • Gutters • Painting • Lawncare • Landscaping • Junk Removal • Dirt/Rock/Sand Hauling • Retaining Walls • Fencing • Property Cleanouts • Roofing • Siding • Interior & Exterior Remodeling YOU NAME IT...WE DO IT!!! 12 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Fully Insured, Licensed & Bonded • References tPr services unlimited LLc 507-696-7524(Tim) LIC#20639861 13-1/11

Lar’s aFForDaBLe House Maintenance I’ll fix it, you can forget it. Insured 507.281.4902 4wks-10/12

HAuLinG SerVice K&K HauLing, LLc No Hauling Too Small - We Haul It All! • Rock • Dirt • Mulch • Brush • Bobcat Work • More! Selling: Hardwood Mulch • Lanscape Rock • Pulverized Dirt 507-951-8358 (Kevin staloch)



greg’s LaWn care & snoWPLoWing resiDentiaL & coMMerciaL FALL cLeAn-uP • Mowing • Trimming • Core aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Bush & Tree Trimming • Fertilizing • Weed Control • Pressure Washing LanDscaPing • Retaining Walls • Block • Rock • Mulch • Seeding • Sodding • BOBCAT WORK We WiLL Do it aLL • 25 years experience • Licensed/Fully Insured • Dependable • Trustworthy • Owner Operated Free estiMates 507-261-7597 (greg)


J.c. LaWn serVices & snoW reMoVaL Residential & Commercial • Mowing • Trimming • Edging • Aeration • Dethatching Spring & Fall Clean up Seasonal or one time • Fully Insured call today for the 2011 season 507-271-0037 or 507-202-0591


WenDts LaWn care Snow Removal • Salt & Sanding Associations/Commercial/Residential Lawn Care Available • Mowing • Dethatching • Shrub Removal • Trimming Over 30 Years Experience & Fully Insured Guaranteed To Save You Dollars! 507-259-9696 (roger)


LaWn saLon COMPLETE LAWN CARE • Mowing (Most $27 or Less) • Edging • Raking • Trimming • Fertilizing • Light Tilling • Spring & Fall Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning Reasonable/Professional/Efficient/Dependable/Trustworthy Full Insured • FREE Estimates caLL 507-398-7600


Moore’s LaWn serVice, inc. • Mowing & Trimming • Power Raking • Shrub Trimming • Spring and Fall Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning • Edging • Aerating • Snow Removal Since 1978 • Free Estimates • Fully Insured 507-282-8380


FrienDLy JaMie roLstaD “People with Old-Fashion Work Ethic” • Many repeat customers • We offer residential service only • Spring/Fall yard clean ups • Mowing • Snow Removal • Tree Trimming & Smaller Tree Removal • Shrub Trimming • Landscaping • Foundation Build up • Brick Edging • Mulch/Rock/Dirt Hauling & Placement • Bobcat work and more Licensed and Insured • FREE Estimates Please call Jamie 507-281-2858


cunningHaM LaWn & sHruB care People Who Care • Fall Clean-ups • Aeration • Snow Removal No Job Too Small or Too Big! Residential or Commercial FREE Estimates - Insured 507-696-5722 or 507-951-3440

HouSecLeAninG HoMe Basics HousecLeaning serVices Please Call for your FREE Estimate! (507)316-5485 22 Years Experience • 8 Years in Business Professional, Trustworthy, Very Thorough, Flexible Scheduling & Adhere to Privacy of Clients services offered: • Deep Cleaning • Housekeeping • Office Cleaning • Apartment Cleaning • Garage Cleaning & Organizing • Shampooing • Pressure Washing (Decks, Cements, Siding) • Window Washing (Tilt in Type) • Deck Staining, Sealing, Resealing • Oven & Refrigerator Cleaning • Interior Cabinet Cleaning & Organizing • Laundry & Dishes • Beds Made • Organizing General Supplies Included in Labor Cost. If what you are looking for is not listed just make a call and ask for details. 507-316-5485


BLaDe oF grass LaWncare & snoWPLoWing LLc Spring & Fall Cleanups • Lawn Mowing • Tree/Shrub Pruning • Aerating & Dethatching • Driveway/Walkway Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Tilling • Landscaping • Snow Removal • Holiday Lighting Residential/Commercial • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed. Credit Cards Accepted 507-273-6402



JunK reMoVAL JunK-it, LLc Your GREEN Solution Junk & Scrap Removal • Free Estimates Specializing in Removal of: Appliances • Furniture • Electronics • Scrap Metal Lawn & Garden Equip. • Demolition Debris Mulch & Tree Branches, Etc. MATCH OR BEAT PRICING!! contact Brady @ 507-254-7833 or e-mail: Visa/Mastercard/Discover


JunK-B-gone Rochester’s Longest Running And Most Dependable Junk Hauling Service. Residential and Commercial Single Item To Multiple Truck Loads Fully Insured & Licensed Free Estimates TOO MUCH JUNK? “YOU CALL - WE HAUL” caLL Don at JunK-B-gone 507-280-0404 We Recycle!


a & M LaWncare & snoW reMoVaL, LLc Residential & Commercial Fall/Spring Clean-ups • Dethatching • Aerating • Fertilizing • Mowing • Trimming • Snow Removal FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates • 10+ yrs. Experience call ryan (owner/operator) 507-272-3854


a+ Maintenance & snoW reMoVaL Fall Clean-up • Handyman Services • Snow Removal Call now for your FREE quote Very Competitive • 20+ years experience 507-244-1678


MASonry QuaLity restoration • Tuck Point Specialist • Brick • Block • Stone • Chimneys • Foundations • Retaining Walls • All Concrete Work • Complete Restoration Photo Resume & References Available 507-272-1622 Doug Boatright


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SEMAC awards Artists in Education grants On August 16, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded five Artists in Education Grants, for a total of $10,000 in funding to schools and educational institutions in southeastern Minnesota. SEMAC is the State Arts Board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring orga-

nizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. Artists in Education Grants were awarded to the following institutions:

Fillmore County •Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, was awarded $2,000 toward hosting Stringwood, the annual summer chamber music program. Olmsted County •Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Rochester, was awarded $2,000 to host an artist residency literary journal project with fourth grade students.

Rice County •Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, Faribault, was awarded $2,000 for artist residencies in classical music of South India and quilt art. Winona County •Hiawatha Valley Education District, Winona, was awarded $2,000 toward funding the Young Writers Conference in summer 2012. •Winona State University Music Department, Winona, was awarded $2,000 toward

hosting guest artists for the Annual High School Honors Jazz Band Residency. For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or call 507-281-4848. Information may also be found on our Web site at Call it in! 507-288-5201

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PaINTINg frAnK’s PAinting FOR ALL YOUR PAINTING NEEDS!! “Affordable Quality” Interior • Exterior Staining • Textured Ceilings & Walls • Deck Restoration • Drywall/Taping • Quality Work • Insured • Reasonable Rates Free Estimates • References Available frank 536-7766 We Accept Credit Cards 10 Year Advertiser in this publication


JOhn Austin PAinting Quality Interior/Exterior Will BeAt Any estimAte! 24 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361


PaINTINg & decoraTINg sPecht PAinting & decOrAting • Residential • Commercial • New Construction • Professional & Reliable • 26 Years Experience • Painting & Staining • Interior & Exterior • Drywall Finishing • Wall & Ceiling Texturing • Application of All Wallcoverings & Borders • Decorative Finishing • Power Washing • Fully Insured For a free ESTIMATE call 507-271-3373


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Jeff Wetzstein Wetzstein cOnstructiOn, llc. Complete Home Remodeling & Repair • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Tiling • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping • Fences • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563


rooFINg steve gentry cOnstructiOn “Complete Roofing” • Repairs • Tear-offs • New Roofs • Other Home Improvement Projects Licensed, Bonded & Insured Free Estimates & Great References 507-208-4501 - office • 507-250-5263 - cell Lic.#2093908


redemPtive rOOfing, llc. • New Roofs • Reshingle • Flat Roofs • 24 Hr. Res./Comm. Leak Repair • Steel Shingles • Chimney Flashing • Gutter Cleaning • Lawn Care • Snow Removal Certified Professional Installer lifetime Workmanship guArAnteed Competitive Pricing Bonded and Insured Call now for Free Estimate 507-251-9220 Lic.# 20638833


We dO rOOfs...Plus A WhOle lOt mOre! Quality • Integrity • Service Call Hartert Builders for your roofing Including Tear Offs/New Roofs or Repairs We specialize in insurance claims... Over 30 Years Experience - FREE ESTIMATES! We also do additions & remodeling call 507-280-8504 hArtert Builders, llc Locally Owned & Operated Lic.#20630601


dArrell’s PAinting 30 DAY SPECIAL!!! Home outstide painting. Power Wash Outside Interior/Exterior painting (2 coats) Will Paint Vinyl & Steel Siding • Insured • 38 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL!! 507-358-6979 (cell) Will Travel Where This Paper Travels


PLUMBINg tim fergusOn PlumBing, inc • RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • 24 HOuR EMERGENCY SERVICE • Free estimates on all your plumbing projects • Water heaters, Water softeners, boilers • Hot water heat systems, Gas piping, Sump pumps • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling 20 years experience. Licensed, Bonded and Insured 507-951-1918 or 507-288-6327 Lic# 274485PM


sHeeTrocK/drYWaLL christiAn’s remOdeling, llc Sheetrock • Taping • Wall & Ceiling Texturing Painting • Carpet • Hardwood Floors • Ceramic Tile • Roofing • Stucco • Stone • Siding 16 Years Experience FREE ESTIMATES ANY TIME For a Good Clean Quality Job Done Right Call: (507) 536-4928 or (507) 358-3247 (cell) (507) 282-2164 (fax)


cAdWell dryWAll, llc Sheetrock - Taping - Ceiling & Wall Texturing Interior/ Exterior Painting & Staining Installation and Removal of all Wall Coverings FREE ESTIMATES Residential and Commercial “Quality you can depend on” (507) 269-7419



sMaLL eNgINe rePaIr

Kevin Purrier scrAP Buyer of Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals Auto, Electrical, Farm, Plumbing and Much More You Call, I’ll Haul! No Job Too Big or Too Small cell - 507-358-0847 email - Will Pay up to $200 for whole vehicle

All checK smAll engine rePAir $54 Fall Special Tune-Up on Snowblowers We service all makes (gas & diesel) • Push Mowers • Riders • Tractors • Tillers • Trimmers • Blowers • Chainsaws Welding & Fabrication Available Pickup & Delivery Mon-Sat 7am-7pm 507-990-8054



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tPr services unlimited Snow Plowing • Snow Shoveling • Snow Removal • Residential & Commercial • Roof Shoveling • (No Water) Ice Dam Removal • De-Icing • Ice Management • Salt & Sand Spreading • 24 Hour Service for free estimates call tim at 507-696-7524 Licensed, Insured & Bonded LIC#20639861

lArsOn siding & WindOWs In business since 1958 SE Minnesota’s Largest Siding & Window Dealer Offering great specials on all types of siding, windows, doors, seamless gutters, sunroom, decks & more WE WON’T BE uNDERSOLD! 507-288-7111 or 800-221-7111 Lic.#0001482


AndreW’s snOW remOvAl Commercial & Residential • Steps • Sidewalks • Driveways • Sanding • Salting We also do lawn care • Fall cleanups Fully Insured • FREE Estimates 507-696-3118


TILe We offer the most competitive pricing in the market We offer the largest selection in the region We instAll it...We instAll it We offer retail or wholesale...residential or commercial We buy direct from the supplier... our pricing cannot be matched Visit our showroom and let our experienced staff guide you. call 507-285-1109 the tile superstore and more 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


Tree/LaWN/sTUMP rOgers tree service & cOnstructiOn *** Winter Specials *** One call does it all! Licensed & Insured • Stump Grinding • Bush Removal • Tree Transplanting • Buckthorn Control • Tree Trimming • Hauling • Tree Treatment • Lot Clearing • Excavating • Demolition • Paving • Seal Coating • Snow Plowing • Ice Dam Removal • Bucket Truck & Climbers Available 507-280-0453 or 507-951-3325


ryAn WindOWs & siding inc • Home Improvement From A Company You Can Trust Windows, Siding, Roofing, Decks, Doors, Awnings, Gutters & Trim • Bruce Ryan 33 Years In Home Improvement Licensed, Bonded, Insured 1-800-367-2606 or 507-281-6363 • Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077


Jeff Wetzstein Wetzstein cOnstructiOn, llc. Complete Home Remodeling • Replacement Windows • New Construction Windows • Storm Doors • Patio Doors • Siding (Steel, Vinyl, Wood) • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563


Bob’s construction, inc. “JUST CALL BOB’S” For over 51 years Bob’s Construction has been the Rochester Area’s Preferred Exterior Contractor. Windows: Bays, Bows, Double Hungs, Casements Siding: Steel, Vinyl, Cement Board Roofing: Asphalt, Rubber, Metal doors: Steel, Fiberglass, Entry, Sliding, Garden Professional Installation - Friendly Service The Right Choice Starts with the Right Company! Bob’s construction, inc. 4006 Hwy. 14 East, Rochester, MN 55904 507-288-8379 Lic.# 004842



grind unWAnted tree stumPs AWAy! Start with Trust! call AndstAr 507-259-6214 (AsK fOr neil) FREE ESTIMATES, Insured, Commercial Licensed Tree Service, A BBB Accredited Service Lic.#06-11


WindOW WOrld Of rOchester America’s Largest Vinyl Replacement Company $189 Any Size White Double Hung Window Free In Home Estimates lOW Price guArAntee 507-206-6656 WWW.WindOWWOrld.cOm


hOmetOWn tree services • Tree Removal & Trimming • Stump Removal & Grinding • Storm Damage & Cleanup • Large Wood Removal • Buckthorn Clearing • Emergency Service • Firewood • Snow Blowing & Shoveling • unique Lawn-Friendly Equipment • Fully Insured & Licensed • Arborist Techniques • 60 ft. Bucket Truck 507-292-7928 or 507-281-0884


JOhn mix & sOn siding & WindOWs • Siding • Windows • Doors • Interior Remodeling • Decks • Fences • Much More 33 Years in Business Licensed • Insured • Free Estimates 507-286-9059 or 507-261-0163 Li#20454168


WaTerProoFINg lieBenOW WAterPrOOfing • Basement Waterproofing • New Construction Installation • Drain Tile • Sump Pumps • Mold-resistant Panels • Waterproofing Painting • Window Wells References Available • Residential/Commercial for a free estimate call 507-951-1028


BAsement WAter cOntrOl since 1965 •Free Estimates• Beaver Systems, sump pump systems, battery operated sump pumps, under floor drain tile, ProFlow drain systems, under ground outside drains for sump pumps & down spouts, Hold-Right wall Anchors to repair & stabilize cracked & moving basement walls. If you have a basement repair problem we can probably solve it. OWners: Arleigh & scOtt BeniKe rochester 507-281-2714 or toll free 1-877-461-9994


JB exteriOrs Of rOchester, llc • Siding • Windows • Seamless Gutters All Your Exterior Needs References Available Guaranteed Quality Service - Fully Insured Why PAy mOre? Call Jason for your FREE Estimate 507-272-4524


Wood TrIM & MoULdINg Your headquarters for all trim and mOuldings. Complete Supplier of trAditiOnAl, KOOlTM & NEW or OLD CuSTOM DESIGNED Millwork. Bring in your plans and we will gladly give you a free estimate & advice for your complete job. Visit our web site, you will like it: We Will nOt Be undersOld! 100’s of patterns are in our showroom for your observation. We are open 6 days a week millworks Plus, inc. 2130 South Broadway • Rochester, MN 2 Blocks North of Walmart South 507-287-8373 or toll free at: 1-866-271-6411 email:


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