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Olmsted County public schools, top to bottom By Jason Sethre

An animated light display at Bluff Valley Campground, home to the annual Lights @ Bluff Valley, will open its gates to the public on Thursday, October 13. Photo submitted by Adam Waters By Jason Sethre

While the September 2010 flooding of the Zumbro River undoubtedly turned out the lights, figuratively speaking, for the Lights @ Bluff Valley, along with the entire community of Zumbro Falls, the lights will shine once again. With this light show starting in 2001, last year would have been the 10th anniversary. The celebration will continue this year with the Waters family, owners of the scenic Bluff Valley Campground, tucked away in the bluffs of the river valley, flipping the light switch to display over 500,000 animated LED lights from October 13 thru November 27. This light show is full of animated hockey players, tennis matches, golf swings, and ani-

mals like frogs leaping through the air, just to name a few. There is even a United States flag full of 8,000 lights, along with a light maze consisting of over 66,000 lights -- truly a Clark Griswold dream come true! In addition to the light show, visitors will enjoy wagon rides, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, glow-in-the-dark frisbee golf, glow-in-the-dark basketball, along with two stage shows with performances by local high school pop choir groups. And, what’s really unique about this entire event is that all of the money from the gate entry fees are donated to the schools. Over the past nine years, participating schools from Lake City, Century, and Plainview-ElginMilville, have received over $190,000 in donations to their schools for the benefit of students enrolled at those schools.

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As a criteria for the use of funds, the contributions to the schools need to benefit the school for trips and supplies, or whatever the school needs it for on behalf of the students. This event is set up as a non-profit organization, with 50 to 100 students volunteering to perform for the audience or help out with the dinner buffet. Over the past few years, the Key Club and History Club members have volunteered their time, but the Century Pop Choir Group has been the biggest participant. The Lights @ Bluff Valley attracts over 40,000 visitors per year, coming from near and far -- Twin Cities and LaCrosse -- to name a few. To discover more information about this annual event, you can visit lights_at_bluff_valley.htm.


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What if we compared all public schools at numerous grade levels in Olmsted County in the areas of math, reading and science? Which schools would stand out amongst their peers? The 2011 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment was released on September 14, 2011, making all reports available in Excel and PDF formats as a measure of public accountability to taxpayers by the Minnesota Department of Education. For the sake of comparison, I performed the monotonous routine of a spreadsheet sort and filter with hopes of producing prevailing results. Throughout this article, the numbers tell a story about how each public school in Olmsted County is performing with Minnesota’s standardized test. Included are the rankings by grade level with respect to math, reading and science, starting with the highest average score down to the lowest average score per school district. Also included are the number of students tested in each school district, which plays a role in the game of averages. In addition, the statewide averages per grade within a subject are identified in bold and italics throughout the rankings. Math Grade 3 Dover-Eyota Public School District: 83 students tested, 366.1 avg. score Byron Public School District: 117 students tested, 362.5 avg. score Stewartville Public School District: 144 students tested, 362.3 avg. score Pine Island Public School District: 86 students tested, 360.3 avg. score

Statewide Public School Average: 356.9 Rochester Public School District: 1177 students tested, 356.8 avg. score Chatfield Public Schools: 75 students tested, 351.2 avg. score Rochester Math & Science Academy: 27 students tested, 349.4 avg. score Grade 4 Dover-Eyota Public School District: 96 students tested, 468.4 avg. score Stewartville Public School District: 150 students tested, 459.6 avg. score Byron Public School District: 138 students tested, 458.5 avg. score Pine Island Public School District: 87 students tested, 457.9 avg. score Rochester Public School District: 1148 students tested, 357.7 avg. score Statewide Public School Average: 456.3 Rochester Math & Science Academy: 22 students tested, 453.7 avg. score Chatfield Public Schools: 56 students tested, 447.6 avg. score Grade 5 Stewartville Public School District: 130 students tested, 554.7 avg. score Dover-Eyota Public School District: 93 students tested, 553.1 avg. score Byron Public School District: 144 students tested, 551.6 avg. score Rochester Public School District: 1147 students tested, 551.5 avg. score Chatfield Public Schools: 60 students tested, 551.2 avg. score Statewide Public School Average: 550.0 See MCA TESTING Page 3 

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Obituaries Donald “Don” Denny Donald “Don” Denny, 90, a lifelong Stewartville resident, passed away quietly, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday (Sept. 24, 2011) of natural causes. Donald Dorr Denny was born Feb. 4, 1921, the youngest of six boys, on the family farm in rural Stewartville to Albert and Winnifred (Rutledge) Denny. After attending Stewartville H.S., he enlisted into the U.S. Army in Sept. of 1942, serving overseas, including duty in France as an ambulance driver during the Normandy Invasion. He was honorably discharged in Oct. of 1945, having achieved the rank of Seargent, and returned to Stewartville. Don married Audrey Rose Kruger on March 7, 1946, in Winona, Minn. The couple lived in Stewartville, where they raised their daughters and have continued to make their home. Don was employed as a milk hauler in the Stewartville area and as a bus driver for the school district. He was then employed at Kingsley’s Mobil Station in Stewartville and as a part-time deputy for the City of Stewartville. Don was employed in the Stewartville schools as a custodian for a number of years, until his retirement in 1984. Mrs. Denny was a homemaker. Don was a past member of the Masonic Lodge in Stewartville and a member of the Stewartville American Legion Post 164 for many years. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, traveling, going to coffee with friends, and time spent with family, especially all of his grand and great-grandchildren. Surviors include his wife, Audrey; three daughters, Kathryn(Kay) Lecy of Stewartville, Carol Hoover of Rochester, and Mary(Bob) Hanson Retzlaff of Rochester; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, grandson Michael Lecy,

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Rochester Math & Science Academy: 23 students tested, 545.7 avg. score Pine Island Public School District: 98 students tested, 545.0 avg. score Grade 6 Dover-Eyota Public School District: 95 students tested, 653.7 avg. score Rochester Public School District: 1084 students tested, 651.8 avg. score Byron Public School District: 125 students tested, 651.1 avg. score Stewartville Public School District: 124 students tested, 650.8 avg. score Pine Island Public School District: 109 students tested, 649.5 avg. score Statewide Public School Average: 649.0 Chatfield Public Schools: 67 students tested, 648.8 avg. score Rochester Math & Science Academy: 21 students tested, 639.2 avg. score Grade 7 Byron Public School District: 138

and three sons-in-law; Luverne “Fid” Lecy, Ronald Hoover, and Kenneth Hanson. A funeral service was held on Wednesday (Sept. 28, 2011) at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville with the Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville with military graveside honors by the Stewartville American Legion. The family suggests memorials to the Stewartville Fire Department.Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. David J. Geerdes David J. Geerdes, 55, of rural Racine, Minn. died Sunday (9-2511) unexpectedly of natural causes at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David John Schafer was born March 22, 1956, in Rochester, Minn. to Orrin and Lorraine(Mathews) Schafer. He grew up in Stewartville, attended school and graduated from Stewartville H.S. in 1974. He was employed at the elevator in Grand Meadow, an implement in Chatfield, and David J. Geerdes at Rochester Diesel. He helped Herb Hanson on his farm in rural Grand Meadow before he began farming on his own in rural Racine. Dave was married on March 11, 1989, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester to Patricia A. Anderson. They have farmed in rural Racine, where they raised their daughters and have continued to make their home. Dave also was employed as a seed distributor for Asgrow Seed for a number of years and operated Geerdes Trucking. He was on the advisory board at MinnEnergy Ethanol Plant in rural Mower County and received an award from the Mower County students tested, 754.2 avg. score Rochester Math & Science Academy: 22 students tested, 754.0 avg. score Dover-Eyota Public School District: 87 students tested, 753.0 avg. score Pine Island Public School District: 86 students tested, 753.0 avg. score Rochester Public School District: 1129 students tested, 751.5 avg. score Stewartville Public School District: 163 students tested, 751.4 avg. score Statewide Public School Average: 749.2 Chatfield Public Schools: 74 students tested, 748.8 avg. score Grade 8 Rochester Math & Science Academy: 24 students tested, 857.2 avg. score Byron Public School District: 122 students tested, 854.8 avg. score Pine Island Public School District: 90 students tested, 854.6 avg. score Stewartville Public School District: 144 students tested, 852.8 avg. score

Soil Conservation Authority. Patty is a farmwife and homemaker and has been employed at the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for many years. Dave was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville serving on numerous commitees including the Building Committee and as President of the Church council. He was a longtime supervisor on the Racine Township Board, currently as it’s chairman, volunteered and contributed to the new Stewartville Swimming Pool, and was advising on the proposed Stewartville Firehall rennovation. He played multiple sports in high school and enjoyed coaching his daughter’s youth softball and basketball teams. He built his own model train set as a young boy, and following high school Dave raced cars, often winning, and also raced snowmobiles. He was a co-sponsor of stock cars and helped others establish the Slingshot Race circuit at Deer Creek Raceway in Racine. He enjoyed collecting vintage cars and was one of the founding members of the Stewie Cruisers car club. He also collected Oliver tractors, and Nascar models and enjoyed following and going to Nascar Racing. Dave also enjoyed playing golf, softball and bowling league, traveling and time spent with friends and family, especially his grand-daughter Payten. Surviors include his wife Patty; two daughters, Nicole and granddaughter Payten of Stewartville, and Brittany of Racine; his mother and step-father, Lorraine and Harry Geerdes of Stewartville; four sisters, Linda(Steve) Kath of Auburn, Wash., Stacy(Tim) Williamson of Rushford, Minn., Shelly Schafer of Chatfield, Minn., and Sheila(Andy) Burt of Eyota, The funeral service for David J. Geerdes was on Thursday (9-29-11) at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, Minn. with Rev. Byron Meline and Rev. Emily Carson coofficiating. A private family burial Rochester Public School District: 1102 students tested, 852.7 avg. score Dover-Eyota Public School District: 72 students tested, 850.5 avg. score Statewide Public School Average: 849.8 Chatfield Public Schools: 61 students tested, 847.9 avg. score Zumbro Education District: 17 students tested, 823.2 avg. score Grade 11 Byron Public School District: 126 students tested, 1156.0 avg. score Dover-Eyota Public School District: 67 students tested, 1154.7 avg. score Rochester Public School District: 1,063 students tested, 1151.3 avg. score Pine Island Public School District: 82 students tested, 1151.1 avg. score Stewartville Public School District: 111 students tested, 1150.1 avg. score Statewide Public School Average: 1146.7 Chatfield Public Schools: 66 stuSee MCA TESTING Page 6 


at Woodlawn Cemetery will take place at a later date. Elizabeth Huiting Elizabeth Huiting, a resident of Samaritan Bethany Home for the past four years, died there on Wednesday September 28, 2011. Elizabeth Mae Mangan was born July 17, 1921, in Fountain Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of Edward and Mary Mangan. She was raised on a farm in Fillmore County. At the age of 50, Elizabeth became a Licensed Practical Nurse, and then worked at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for about ten years. She then undertook home health care, continuing in nursing until her retirement at the age of 75. She was hardworking and touched the lives of many people. She enjoyed listening to books on tape, good company and conversation. While a resident at Samaritan Bethany, she always expressed interest in the lives of those who cared for her. The family expresses their profound thanks for the excellent and loving care she received during her time there. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Aufenthie of Rochester, and Sue Huiting of Minneapolis; a son, Tom (Loretta) Huiting of Rochester; grandchildren, Chessie, Haley, and Tiffany Huiting, Candie Martinka, Dan Huiting, Jaime Stolp, Jeff and Scot Aufenthie; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary Huiting; a son, Jerry Huiting; two brothers, and a sister. A memorial service for Elizabeth Huiting was held Tuesday, October 4 at Samaritan Bethany

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Home on 8th in Rochester. The Reverend Clint Patterson officiated. If so desired, memorials may be offered to the Minnesota Talking Book Library. Elizabeth (Betty) Wooner Elizabeth (Betty) Wooner, age 87 of Chatfield, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at her home. Elizabeth Diana Ober was born January 11, 1924, in Rochester to Russell and Mattie Ethel (Kamnetz) Ober. She is a Chatfield High School graduate. Betty is a life time resident of Rural Chatfield. She married Lowell H. Wooner on December 3, 1943, in Rochester. Betty was a member of Live and Learn Club, Chatfield Saddle Club, Root River Rat Riders, also was active in 4-H and was a leader. Betty loved horseback riding, gardening, crocheting and canning. Survivors include her husband Lowell of Chatfield; one son, Lowell, (Mike) and wife Deb Wooner of Chatfield; two daughters, Diana (Butch) Krenzke of Chatfield and Cindy Finley of Warrens, Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; and three greatgreat grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sally. The funeral for Elizabeth (Betty) Wooner was Friday, September 30, 2011, at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfieldwith Rev. Timothy J. Gerarden officiating. Burial will be in the Orion Center Cemetery in Rural Chatfield. Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield is handling the arrangements.

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 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 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 The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Chosen Generation Parish ............................................. Sundays - 10:30am 1300 10th Ave. NE, Rochester, MN (507)202-4726 Unity Church of Rochester Study Group......... 2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30am 103 7th St. NE, Rochester, MN (Rochester Rep Theatre) Victory Baptist Church .................. Wed. - 7:00pm, Sun. 9:45am & 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 Campaigns to be flush despite weak economy By Karen Reisner Be prepared to be carpet bombed by political ads as never before leading up to the 2012 elections. There are estimates that from $6 to $8 billion will fuel campaigns, with over half of that money funding TV, radio ads, Karen Reisner and to a lesser extent, print and online media. This grossly excessive amount will have an effect on the election of the president, Congress, and state government offices. In the 2008 presidential election cycle about $5 billion was spent on campaigns. This seems like an obscene amount of money, especially in a weak economy, and as much as a

60 percent increase from 2008; inflation on steroids. Much of the increase is expected due to the January 2010, U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case, “Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission.” The Supreme Court basically ruled money equals speech. It confirms what we always have known, “money talks.” The majority opinion found that some of the limits imposed in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold) violated the First Amendment of the Constitution guaranteeing free speech. Since the decision, labor unions and corporations can now make expenditures for or against political candidates independent of the candidates. A flood of special interest money can legally flow into PACs. How will this effect Congressional races? Special interest group

spending ballooned five times in 2010 over 2006. The 2010 midterm elections were the first to be regulated under the rollback of campaign finance laws. All this money certainly will create a lot of noise. However, this kind of bombardment fails to inform the public and likely will be more misleading than helpful for the electorate. Super PACs, which aren’t allowed to work officially with a campaign, can collect huge bags of cash and use it on a candidate’s behalf, which can provide extraordinary influence. The deluge of money from unlimited donations is not indicative of a healthy electoral process. Megabucks campaign money equals mega political influence and power which can lead to corruption. Some donations can flow without transparency, without the knowledge of where it

came from. Money influence can have a corrupting impact on the political process. Mistrust of government and discontent for many Americans has been fueled by Washington gridlock and partisan bickering. This added money in campaigns will help confirm the sense that politicians are in the pocket of big business. Citizens United Decision The ruling was a 5-4 decision. The majority opinion declares, “Corporate funding of independent broadcasts in candidate elections cannot be limited.” This effectively guts much of McCain-Feingold, which imposed limits on campaign financing. Justice John Paul Stevens in his dissent opinion, argued that the majority ruling “threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the nation.” He concluded, “the Court’s opinion is a rejection of the common sense of the American people, who have recognized a need to

35 people in Rochester join 176 countries in Global Day of Action on Energy Policy Climate Change Submitted by Edward Cohen On bicycle and by foot, Rochester joined a massive global day of action Saturday, September 24 to move beyond fossil fuels. More than thirty five concerned individuals turned out for a rally/march and afternoon of education and interaction in Rochester on Saturday to call for bold action on our energy policy and climate change. After a rally and march along Silver Lake trail, participants including Rev. Doug Sparks, MPCA water quality expert Norman Senjem, City Councilman Michael Wojcik and State Representative Tina Liebling shared their comments and concerns with a motivatEditorial Cartoon

ed audience. Everyone present was there to demonstrate their commitment to moving beyond fossil fuels and to a cli-

mate policy based on science. Edward Cohen, event organizer, said “A great many people in town are concerned about

these issues. We just needed to create an opportunity for them to gather where we could learn what is really going on in our area and how to get involved and increase activism.” A seemingly endless series of record floods, drought, historic fires and loss of property over the past year have inspired new people to join local efforts to fight climate change. Many attendees pointed to the connection between the low cost of gasoline compared to the rest of the world and our over consumption and inefficient use of it. Several people pointed out that by not including the significant uncounted costs of oil and gasoline, such as the military costs to protect overseas oil and the economic and health impact of rising greenhouse gases, we are giving inaccurate price signals. With bad price signals, people make bad choices. Others saw that too much corporate money in politics from fossil fuel companies is a reason for why we find ourselves in the sorry situation we are in now. Rev. Sparks of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church pointed out that there is no conflict between faith and science. “We are called by scripture to be good stewards of the earth.” Edward Cohen said, “Climate change or a better name, climate instability, will be the defining environmental issue of this century. If we think we can improve the lives of people in America or elsewhere, but not reduce our greenhouse emissions, we are sadly fooling ourselves. America’s lack of a real energy policy makes it very unlikely that we can be where the world goes to buy green

prevent corporations from undermining self government.” President Barack Obama argued the decision “gives the special interests and their lobbyists even more power in Washington. . . while undermining the influence of average Americans.” Senator John McCain stated “there’s going to be a backlash... when you see the amounts of union and corporate money that’s going into political campaigns.” How are donation decisions made from corporations and unions? They are made by directors and executives. What about the money equals speech rights of the individual shareholder or union member? When corporations and unions get a greater voice, the individual’s voice is reduced to a whisper. Maybe this is why many Americans fail to vote at all.

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energy equipment. Without creating demand at home, we won’t see the buildings across America upgraded and the jobs and cost savings that come with them.” There was no precise outcome of the event. Many of Rochester’s environmental, social justice and faith communities were represented. No decision was reached on whether energy and climate policy issues will be picked up by one of these established groups or become a new entity. Yet with six organizations sponsoring the event and the “energy” that was felt in the room that day, something will likely happen. To see photos of the Moving Rochester event go to http://www.moving-planet. org. “President Obama always said he would need pressure to help him move his agenda forward. We’re doing more than signing petitions--people in every corner of the country are showing the path ahead. Nearly 180 countries participated in this year’s Moving Planet day of action, with more than 2000 actions across the globe and nearly 700 US cities joining in to move beyond fossil fuels.

Government this week • Thursday, October 6, Dover City Council, 7pm, City Hall • Monday, October 10, DoverEyota School Board, 7 p.m., High School Media Center • Monday, October 10, Stewartville School Board, 7 p.m., Board room • Tuesday, October 11, Stewartville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall Schedule subject to change.

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Tweite’s Pumpkin Patch works with the Girl Scouts By Jade Wangen Just outside of Rochester in Byron, there is a place for people of all ages to experience the beauty of the fall season. Tweite’s Pumpkin Patch is open every year from October 1-23, just in time for kids to pick out

a pumpkin for Halloween, walk through the corn maze, and enjoy all there is to see and do. Last year, the Tweite family celebrated 100 years as continuous family ownership of the farm. At the same time, the Boy Scouts were

celebrating their 100th anniversary. The two partnered together for a fund-raising event at the pumpkin patch. This year, the Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th Anniversary, and they decided to do the same. September 24 was the kick-off

The corn maze at Tweite’s Pumpkin Patch was designed for the Girl Scout’s 100th Anniversary. Photo submitted


event for a yearlong celebration for the Girl Scouts. The pumpkin patch was busy with Girl Scout-related activities. According to owner Tom Tweite, the corn maze was developed for the Girl Scouts, and the trivia questions to get through the maze are all about the Girl Scouts. “We’re not talking about just the local brownie troupe,” he said. “There were Girl Scouts from 48 counties in Wisconsin and Minnesota.” The Girl Scouts raised funds by selling memorabilia, and Tweite’s Pumpkin Patch contributed back a generous contribution from that day. “It’s basically a 22-acre theme park,” said Tweite. “Most of the amusements are permanent, but we change it every year to make it interesting for folks.” Tweite explained that there are different areas of the pumpkin patch, all based on agricultural education, all hinging on the fall festival. “You can let yourself become a kid and have fun with your kids,” said Tweite. “We are here for the young and the young at heart.” Sara Danzinger, the Public Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, said the River Council headquarters in St. Paul oversees Girl Scouts in 49 counties, which includes about 45,000 girls. They opened up the kick-off event to all of them “It was an opportunity for them to get out there, be active, meet other Girl Scouts, connect, and have quality family time,” said Danzinger. According to Danzinger, it was

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Tweite who reached out to the Girl Scouts about the corn maze. He also allowed the day to be a private party for the Girl Scouts. “The girls had a blast,” said Danzinger. “We had more than 1,200 girls and their families show up. It wasn’t just Girl Scouts; it was their families and friends. It was a great opportunity for girls who may not be familiar with us to be introduced to Girl Scouts and what we do.” The upcoming year will be a big one for the Girl Scouts as they celebrate 100 years. On March 10-11 of 2012, they will be holding a Great Girl Gathering at the Mall of America, and are expecting approximately 50,000 girls. The day at Tweite’s Pumpkin Patch was a successful start to their yearlong celebration, and a lot of fun. “I had heard that it is like a nonmechanical amusement park,” shared Danzinger. “And that is exactly right. There is so much to do, it just keeps going and going. The girls just ran all day!” The Girl Scout organization has evolved a lot in its 100 years. Danzinger stressed that Girl Scouts is “not just cookies and crafts.” There are great options for career development, and they are building tomorrow’s leaders, teaching responsibility and leadership to girls. “It’s a safe place where girls can be girls,” she said. Tweite’s Pumpkin Patch will be open from October 1-23, seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More information can be found at

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Stewartville man takes third in State Horseshoe Tournament By Kevin Blanchard Ken Howe of Stewartville placed third in the “Class A” men’s division at the Minnesota Horseshoe tournament on September 5 in Genola, Minn. The tournament, sponsored by the Minnesota Gopher State Horseshoe Pitchers Association (MGSHPA), had about 200 participants. The MGSHPA promotes, fosters and develops the game of horseshoe pitching both as a competitive sport and recreational pastime. Howe was pitching in an

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eight-man round robin tournament format. “You have to face seven opponents where you each throw fifty shoes,” he said. “It is the highest score after fifty throws that wins.” Howe came into the tournament with a 26.5 ringer percentage. During the tournament, he pitched 31 percent. “I won the first four games,” he said. “That fifth guy beat me.” He throws a 2.8 pound horseshoe. “The stakes are forty feet apart,” he said. “Twenty five turns per game and walking the forty feet between turns, that’s a lot of miles and tons of iron.” The horseshoe courts in Genola are indoor courts with clay in the horseshoe pits. “The clay is like play doh,” he said. “When you hit the stake, it makes a solid sound. That is the sound that you want.” His interest in horseshoes began with a gift. “My daughters bought me a set of horseshoes for my birthday in 1980,”

he said. “My brother-in-law and I would play in our backyard until it got dark. I finally set up some spot lights over each horseshoe pit so we could play until after dark.”

Howe was on the Olmsted County Park board when Bear Cave Park was created. He was responsible for the addition of the horseshoe pits in the park. He has participated in various

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Twohey named runner-up in Princess Kay competition Theresa Twohey, 19, of Stewartville, represented Olmsted County’s dairy industry in competition for the sought-after Princess Kay of the Milk Way position this week at the Minnesota State Fair. Daughter of Edward and Sherri Twohey, she was among 12 finalists to compete for the title of the 58 Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Twohey was named Runner-Up on August 24 at the State Fair Band Shell, the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair. She was also named Miss Congeniality. The judging for the contest began on August 23 with personal interviews, followed by prepared speeches and practice interviews. One of the

first official duties of all Princess Kay finalists is to have her likeness carved out of a 90-pound block of butter. While at the fair, the finalists help with various activities including the daily parade, narrating a milking demonstration and working at the Midwest Dairy Association’s social media booth. Finalists also have personalized trading cards to distribute on the day their likeness is being carved. The cards have a picture of the finalist, a quote from her and facts about her and Minnesota’s dairy industry. “Dairy farmers make a positive impact in their local communities,” said Twohey on her trading card.

Twohey will be a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in the fall where she studies agricultural education, leadership and communications. She is involved in Gopher Dairy Club, Agricultural Education Club, dairy judging, Beta of Clovia sorority and is a CFANS

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stewartville City Council moves street and path improvement project forward By Kevin Blanchard The Stewartville City Council voted to approve a resolution approving plans and specifications and ordering the advertisement for bids for the Second Avenue SW street and path improvement

project at their meeting Tuesday night, September 27. Mike Kraemer, engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH), presented the plans and specifications for the project to the council. With this approval,

the council will advertise for bids on the project and open those bids at City Hall on Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m. At that time, SHE will review all proposals and tabulate the results which will be presented at a special council meeting on October 18 at 5:30 p.m. The council approved directing staff to have Mary Ippel prepare a development agreement between the City of Stewartville and the All American Coop for TIF assistance, not to exceed $20,000, for site improvements. The improvement would be to install 380 feet of drainage pipe and three manholes. The pipe will be connected to the city’s storm water system. This will help with drainage on their property and with drainage from their property going through neighboring properties. The council approved marketing the 102 North Main Street building following the recommendation from the EDA to sell the building “as is” for $1 or the best offer if conditions are met. The conditions are, according to the advertisement created by CEDA, “submissions will be considered based on value to the community and the proposed restoration to keep the general character of the building.” The council approved directing staff to contact Mary Ippel to


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prepare a development agreement between the City of Stewartville and the Stewartville Historical Society for TIF assistance for site improvements on the historic Sears home. The TIF assistance is not to exceed $25,000 and will be used to replace all the windows and complete masonary and foundation work to stabilize the building. The council also approved a resolution providing for the issu-


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Byron Public School District: 124 students tested, 660.9 avg. score Dover-Eyota Public School District: 95 students tested, 659.0 avg. score Rochester Public School District: 1086 students tested, 658.8 avg. score Stewartville Public School District: 124 students tested, 658.7 avg. score Statewide Public School Aver-

age: 657.6 Chatfield Public Schools: 67 students tested, 655.5 avg. score Grade 7 Byron Public School District: 138 students tested, 761.4 avg. score Rochester Public School District: 1119 students tested, 758.9 avg. score Rochester Math & Science Academy: 22 students tested, 758.3 avg. score Pine Island Public School District: 86 students tested, 758.2 avg. score

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Stewartville School Board approves reduced 2012 levy we are reducing the levy, some Stewartville taxpayers will see a raise in their property taxes because the state is taking away the market value homestead credit.” The board had to certify the 2012 levy by the end of September to send the information to the county auditor so that tax statements can be prepared. A final levy will be approved in December. The board also heard presentations from high school stu-

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dents Katelyn Hanf and Jason Robey about their Mayo Clinic summer mentorship experience. Sheila McNeill, Stewartville Schools Curriculum Director, said that last year they placed one student in this program. This year Stewartville had three students participating. “It gives our students a chance to explore career and college opportunities,” McNeill said. “They really take the students under their wings and treat them like junior employees. It helps them decide what their area of strength is and to understand the importance of research in the medical field.” Hanf presented her mentorship under the title, “Localization of Apoptosis in Cisplatin Treated Drosophila Brains.” She explained to the board that apoptosis is telling cells to die. Cisplatin is used as a first-line treatment for ovarian cancer; it kills rapidly growing cells by

binding their DNA. “The drosophila is a fruit fly,” Hanf said. “They were treated with the cisplatin and then we dissected them to study the effect on their brains. It takes a lot of practice to dissect a fly under a microscope. One day, I dissected 200 flies.” Board members asked her what classes at Stewartville prepared her for her mentorship. “Tenth grade biology was helpful,” she said. “When I saw the microscope I would be working with, I thought, ‘I know what to do, I have worked with this before.’” Robey presented his mentorship experience of biomedical imaging research. He worked with Dr. Richard Robb and Dr.

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clinics in poverty countries • Support for local youth sports teams • Free eye exams for needy in the community • Leader dogs for the blind • Service dogs for the handicapped • Ring bells for the Salvation Army • Support local projects at Quarry Hill, Senior Center, Silver Lake handicapped accessible playground, etc Don King and Jolene Schuldt, current Club Presidents express their thanks to the generous people of this great City who have become a “miracle worker” by becoming a part of the Lions Avenues of Flags.

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Local author to give “Snapshot” of writing process By Kevin Blanchard Erica Vetsch, an author from Rochester, will present a short program on the writing process at a book signing event to be held at the Christian Book and Gift (815 N. Broadway, Rochester) on October 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Vetsch will be signing her tenth novel, A Bride’s Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas. She Erica Vetsch will be joined by best-selling novelist, Mary Connealy. “This story is about a female photographer in Dodge City, Kansas at the height of the cattle drive

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Four Lourdes High School seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Rochester Catholic Schools is proud to announce that four Lourdes High School seniors have advanced to Semifinalist status in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 Merit Scholarship® awards, worth $34 million, that will be offered this spring. The following Lourdes High School students have advanced to Semifinalist status: Jacob Nord-

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SATURDAY, OCT. 8 Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:15am, breakfast at 9:30. Clarion Inn South on Broadway. For more information, call 507-289-2263.* Quilter’s Sew-ciety Quilt Show, Quilts for All Seasons. Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 5500 25th Ave NW Rochester. 9am-3pm. Rochester Public Library- Family Film Program: Dot the Fire Dog and Officer Buckle and Gloria, Auditorium, 10:30 a.m. SE MN Celiac Support Group, 10:00 a.m., Baldwin Building, 2nd St. SW & 4th Ave, Rochester. Gluten-free demos and tasting. For info contact Gail at 507-391-1674 Chatfield Lions Club- Fundraiser for Lions member Cheryl Jankiewicz. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., doors to Potter Auditorium opening at 6:30 p.m. Under “Big Top” tent on front lawn of the Chatfield Center for the Arts. 55+ Driver Improvement Program, 4 hr. refresher course, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northrop Bldg./Rochester Comm. Ed., 201 8th Street NW Rochester.

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DBSA Depression Bipolar Support Alliance,7-8:30pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Ave SE, room L-5. For people who live with depression or bipolar, whether they have the condition or care about someone who does.*

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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. * 55+ Driver Improvement Program, 4 hr. refresher course, 5:30-9:30 p.m. ., Northrop Bldg./Rochester Comm. Ed., 201 8th Street NW Rochester. Seasons Hospice- Build a Birdhouse, Re-build your life: 9-11 a.m., Seasons Hospice office Brain Injury Conference- “Achieving a Balanced Life”, Ramada Conference Center. Registration and info at www.rochesterbicc. org. Rochester Public Library- Writing Group, Meeting Room A, 6:30 p.m. With writer Mike Kalmbach.


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Business Service Directory Auctioneer

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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:

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)

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

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


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


bAsement repAir 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



computer/pc support DFMeer computing Home & Business Computer Support On-site, pick-up or drop-off Only $45/hour home, $50/hour business PC Tune-up • Virus/Spyware/Adware Removal suMMer sPeciaL - $35 an Hour Hardware/Software Installation • Wired & Wireless Network Installation • Personal Education Installation Write-Ups Dave Meer 507-280-9590 Microsoft Certified • CompTIA Certified


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


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:


cArpet 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

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


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


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




cAuLKinG KeYstone cauLKing, LLc • Caulking • Doors • Windows • Driveways & Sidwalks • Patios Residential & Commercial Over 37 years combined experience Fully Insured 507-251-4574 - Tim • 507-254-0665 - Joe


cHiLD cAre 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.


aDaM’s construction • Sheetrock Hanging • Taping • Texturing • Metal Framing • Fully Insured FREE ESTIMATES “Nobody Beats Our Price on Quality” For the Smoothest Finish, contact Adam at 507-289-7458 K.o. DrYWaLL, inc. Tape, Spray Texture, Knockdown, and install Drywall, Repairs • FREE ESTIMATES Basements • Garages • Additions call Kerry olson at 507-261-1419




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 Treatment “Chiropractic Care For The Whole Family” call today! 507-775-2711


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



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:




WIzARd HANdyMAN • Interior and Exterior Work • Fences • Decks • Sheds • Drywall/Taping • Painting • Ceiling • Texturing • Bathrooms • Ceramic & Vinyl Tile Small Jobs Welcome • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed 507-281-4091 or 358-2971 (cell) Lic#BC20512722

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


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 13wks-10/12

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)


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!



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




LAWn/LAnDscApe 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


custoM retaining WaLLs & LanDscaPing, inc. Complete Design and Installation Concrete Retaining Walls Paving Stones Ponds – Water Gardens – Pond Supplies Full Garden Center Decorative Rock and Mulch - Delivered Do-it-YourseLFers WeLcoMe! 6758 Highway 63 North Rochester (3 Miles North of Shopko North) caLL 507-281-0669 For estiMates WWW.crWrocH.coM


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


ProFessionaL sHruB care • Shrub & Hedge Pruning • Edging & Mulching • Creative, Affordable Designs “Shaping Landscapes since 1976” 507-289-6106 steve Pankratz BS Landscape Horticulture U of M


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


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Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 2-8 National Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 2-8. This week is marked by community education efforts in all 50 states to raise awareness that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions, and that there is help and hope for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. To learn more about illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar

disorder, depression and anxiety disorders, or to find support groups, family educational classes and other resources, contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota at 651-645-2948 or 1-888-NAMI-Helps. NAMI Minnesota’s mission is to champion justice, dignity, and respect for all Minnesotans affected by mental

illnesses. Through education, advocacy and support, NAMI members strive to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illness, effect positive changes in the mental health system, and increase public and professional understanding of mental illness. Call it in! 507-288-5201

Business Service Directory FAX it in! 507-288-9560

e-mail it in!


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


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


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


RECYCLING 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


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


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



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

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


SMALL ENGINE REPAIR 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



REMODELING & REPAIR 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






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

Ceramic Tile • Marble Floors • Walls New Bathtub and Shower Installations Complete Bathroom Remodeling al’s Home services 507-271-6181 Insured & References


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


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



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


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



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


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)


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


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


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


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


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

1927 Chevrolet, 4 dr, in excellent all original condition, MN title, asking $3,995. 507-282-0637. c5- x

For sale: 2008 Chevy Impala LS- White, 3.5. 30 mpg, nice, new tires, 109,000 Hwy. miles. $8,900. 507-383-1444 c5- x

Rochester- Sat. Oct. 8 8am-4pm 1008 11th Ave. NE. Furniture, dining room table and chairs, hutch, couch, chairs, end tables, curio, lamps, mattresses, dressers, sm. freezer, adult clothing, household items, holiday decor and much more. g5- x

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


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

Crawford Ranch 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

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 ..$4,995 ‘98 Asto - Auto, AWD, 4.3, Cloth, PW, PL................$1,777 ‘98 Protege - Silver, 4 Dr, Auto, 4 Cyl, CD, PW, PL..... SOLD ‘99 Deville - Silver, 4 Dr, Auto, V8, 132K, Fully Loaded!.$3,977

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

507-923-6474 or 507-280-8282

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. 507-373-6434 s21,28,5,12,19,26- x OAK CURIO CABINET, glass shelves w/ light. $300/obo. NEW, never used. Moving, must sell! 507-202-4963. s27-10/11

MOBILE HOMES 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 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

‘00 Ford - 4x4, Red, Auto, 5.4, Tonneau Cover, Leather!.. $5,977 ‘00 GR Marquis - Gold, 4 Dr, Auto, 4.6, 135K, Leather! . $3,977 ‘01 F150 - 4x4, Red, Auto, 5.4, 138K, PW, PL ..............$6,977 ‘01 Sunfire - Blue, 4 Dr, Auto, 145K, Loaded!........... $3,477 ‘01 GR Am - Gold, 4 Dr, 4 Cyl, Auto, 137K, Loaded!...$3,377 ‘01 F150 - Crew Cab, 5.4, 4x4, Hard Tonneau, Bed Liner! ..Call For Details! ‘01 Corolla - White, 4 Dr, Auto, 4 Cyl, 132K, Loaded! .....CALL ‘03 Expedition - Blue, 143K, 4x4, 5.4, 3rd Row Seat! ..CALL ‘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

EMPLOYMENT Earn weekly income up to $700. Send $9.95 plus an 8 1/2” x 11” selfaddressed stamped manilla envelope to Kelly Prestemon, 202 Elmwood St. E Apt. A-1 Lanesboro, MN 55949. h5- o 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 Do you want a rewarding and lifechanging career? Home Instead Senior Care is searching for CAREGivers to provide part-time, non-medical in-home care for seniors. A variety of day, evening, & weekend shifts available. Flexible schedules. No certification required, but a heart is. Apply online: or call M-F 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. hTFNwk1- x

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


We are accepting applications for a variety of flexible, full and part-time positions: Days, Closing, Evenings & Weekends, Overnight, PlayPlace Manager and Staff.

Washers - Dryers Refrigerators - Ranges Reconditioned & Guaranteed

281-2078 2227 18th Avenue NW

1966 Mercury Comet Caliente Convertible. 289 V8. Selling at low retail value- $6,000. 1970s queen size brass bed w/footboard and Simon’s Beauty Top mattress all for $375. Call Thurs- Sat after 3 pm. 507-244-0658. a5- x

Antiques OrOnOcO quAlity is whAt we dO best. If you are looking for something in the antique line, stop out and browse through our inventory of fine antiques.

Immediate interviews will be conducted at McDonald’s on North Broadway Tuesdays in October - 2:00 to 5:00 pm ! TODAY APPLY pache NEW A nt restaura ON! SO O C MING

We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits!

House cleaning- reasonable rate, years of experience, references on request. Call Linda at 507-261-7718. s5,12,19- x



507-765-2580 • Preston, MN

Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control

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

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

On Hwy 52, Northwest side of Oronoco 507-367-2220 •

DID YOU USE THE OSTEOPOROSIS drug Fosamax (Alendronate)? If you experienced a femur fracture (upper leg), you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800535-5727 h5- x




Post cards, older magazines, and books

$24,900 WATERFRONT. Big water fishing, wood, walleyes, National Forest. Seller needs money. Thousand Lake Realty, Inc. 866-667-4460 e5- o HUNTING WOODS 6, 20, 40, 160 acres. Buyers want cropland/hunting land. WI-MN Real Estate 608-385-8080 e5- o

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

Join the McDonald’s of Rochester Team today!



Black walnut sheller- takes green shell off black walnuts. Comes with a pick up tool. Can shell a truck load in an hour. Call Ted Mueller at 507-289-8444. s14,21,28,5- o


Call the Journal at 507-288-5201 and we’ll take your message over the phone or e-mail it to

Moving- Garage Sale. Saturday, October 8, 8am-2pm. Pub Table and 2 chairs, loveseat couch, air compressor, lawnmower, and many more items. 804 22nd St. NE Rochester. g5- x

3 Puppies, mixed breed, 2 male 1 female, black w/markings. Friendly, 10 weeks. Pictures: 507-352-2451 leave message. p5- x

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

Need to thaNk someoNe?

HUGE SALE: Thu. Oct. 6 12pm-7pm, Fri. Oct. 7 9am-7pm, Sat. Oct. 8 9am-1pm. Gateway computer, HP printer, computer desk/chair, bedding, kitchen, appliances, lawn furniture, Harley Davidson floor mats, compact refrigerator, TV, VCR, knick knacks, vintage sound equipment. 2883 Viola Heights Dr. NE Rochester. g5- x

FOR RENT Winter storage 36x50 insulated rental space. Clean, like new, affordable. Call 507-282-9176 or 507-250-4059. r5,12- x Available now: 2 BR apartment, garage, ground level. 2 blocks from downtown in Stewartville. $600/month. 507251-0939 or 507-951-9934 or 507-2023530. r28,5- x

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. 507-269-2092. w10/5-11/23- x

FOR LEASE 2100 sq. ft. of office space now avilable in Hillcrest Shopping Center. Building # 1610. This site is currently structured with a receptionist area - conference room supply room & storage area with several private offices. Office desks and chairs are on site if needed. Easy access - excellent location - expansive front door lit parking. FOR inFORmAtiOn OR AppOintmEnt cALL 254-1429

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Olmsted County Journal 10.5.11  
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The 10.5.11 weekly edition of the Olmsted County Journal.