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Stewartville approves 2011 CIP assessments BY K evin Blanchard

The new home for the congregation of Peace Lutheran Church in Eyota.

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Eyota church moves into new home

6,000 square foot, handicappedaccessible space complete with a sanctuary, meeting rooms, and After more than a decade of offices, the church vows to keep building their church community, its focus on the people that make Peace Lutheran Church in Eyota up the community. now has a space of their own for “We realized that we needed to the congregation to gather and focus on the congregation, not a worship. Founded in 1998 with assistance from local ELCA churches, then-pastor Eric Bakken helped to get Peace Lutheran started by going door to door and doing other community outreach. Peace Lutheran has since grown to a congregation of more than 275 members while meeting and building,” said Pastor Peter Ruess. holding weekly worship services “Now we have a strong congregain the Dover-Eyota elementary tion so we’re coming into the school gymnasium. building in good shape.” While moving into the new Pastor Ruess explains that the By Nate L angworthy

congregation has benefitted from starting out in a school gym in that they have developed into an informal, laid-back congregation, which is something that church members enjoy. Walking into the sanctuary, one is struck by one feature that points towards Peace Lutheran’s nomadic history; in the back of the room there are two rows of seats behind folding tables. The congregation had grown accustomed to sitting at lunchroom tables where children had space to color or otherwise occupy themselves during the service. Out of necessity, Peace Lutheran came upon a detail of worship that congregation members came to value. See CHURCH Page 10 

The Stewartville City Council approved the assessments for the 2011 capital improvement program (CIP) at their meeting Tuesday night, November 8. A public hearing was held in the course of the council meeting to review the details of the improvement project, 1st Avenue SE between 4th Street and 6th Street. Bill Angerman of WHKS & Co. detailed the milestones which have led to the completion of the project. The street was reconstructed to state aid standards with a four-inch bituminous surface over a ten-inch aggregate base and a twelve-inch granular borrow. The sanitary sewer was reconstructed, replacing the main and

service laterals to the property line. The water main was reconstructed by installing an eight inch PVC main, connecting loop along 6th street to improve file flow and replacing services including curb stops. The main of the storm sewer was left in place and the lateral and catch basins were reconstructed. The total cost for the project is $709,203.30. The city will assess $123,419.99 to the benefited properties. Residents can pay the entire assessment amount within thirty days interest free. After December 8, all unpaid assessments will be placed on the property tax troll for ten years at an interest rate of four percent.

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Rochester approves housing bond By Bill Lisser

Rochester City Council approved a request from Dominium Development and Acquisition, LLC for the city to issue housing revenue bonds not to exceed $16.5 million for acquisition and renovation of Essex Place I and II Apartments. A new corporation will be established. Rochester Leased Housing Associates IX. LLC will be created to purchase and renovate the eight buildings consisting of 144 apartment units. According to Ryan Lunderey, spokesman for the company each of the 144 units would be renovated and a clubhouse, fitness center, out-

door pool and additional parking spaces will be added. The Council authorized Mayor Brady and the City Clerk to enter into a JOBZ Business Subsidy Agreement with Preventice. Preventice is a local company established in 2007 employing 14 full time equivalent (FTE) people currently. Under the agreement Preventice must retain the current jobs and add five more FTE’s by the end of 2012. Preventice’s strategy is to combine two of the most dynamic industries in the United States, Healthcare and mobile technology. The company has partnered with the Mayo Clinic.

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Obituaries Lyle L. Greenlee Lyle “Pete” L. Greenlee, 75, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011, on his farm in rural Chatfield, MN. Lyle was born July 10, 1936, on the home farm in rural Chatfield, Minn., to Walter and Arvilla (Heidtke) Greenlee. He married Rhonda Kalstabakken on September 14, 1957. Lyle was lifelong farmer. He was a mem- Lyle L. Greenlee ber of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chatfield, MN. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda; son, Steven (Joanne Webster) Greenlee of Chatfield, MN; and granddaughter, Alicia Burd. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Debra, two sisters, Alice and Lois, and brother, Lloyd. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with the Reverend Preston Paul officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service - St. Charles assisted the family with the arrangements. Richard Allen Holle Richard Allen Holle died peacefully on November 5, 2011, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Richard was born on July 14, 1934, in Rushford, Minnesota to Leonard and Alice Holle. He graduated from Rushford High School and spent two years at Winona State. He moved to Californina in 1954 where he and Moonyeen were married in 1955. Richard was called to serve his country and sent to Fort Ord in Monterey, California where he tested into the Chinese Mandarin Language Institute. From there he acquired a Top Secret Crypto Security Clearance and was sent to work with the Army Security Agency and the National Security Agency at the Pentagon. He spent time on a security mission in China. After the service he finished his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology at Winona State University. He speaks fluent Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish. He did post-graduate work with National Science Foundation Grants at University of California Berkeley and Yale University, and worked on his doctorate in Asian Languages at the University of California Los Angeles. He often served as Professor for a Day at Winona State University and recently donated a large collection of Chinese books to the Kreuger Library. He was honored this year at Winona State University as Distinguished Alumni 2011. He owned a Century 21 Real Estate Office, a mini market, was a building contractor, a science and math teacher and a high school counselor. He had a trainers license in California and raised and raced thoroughbred horses. He had a winning horse at Canterbury Racecourse in Shakopee named Rushford. Richard’s first book, The Wisdom Tree: A Black, Brown and White Story was published in 2008. His second book, a memoir, A Seed Not Watered:

Bluffton, Iowa. Sadie was a member of the Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, and receiving visits from her family and friends. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. Sadie is survived by her children: Diane (Larry) Anderson of Edna L. Rustad Edna L. Rustad, 89, died on Ostrander, Minnesota; Rich (Judy) Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at Wilhelm of Garner, Iowa; Denise the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home (John) Dahle of Lanesboro, Minnesota; Mike (Lisa) Wilhelm of in Rushford, Minn. Edna Lillian was born to Nick Preston, Minnesota; Angela (Kyle) and Ida (Thorson) Overby on May Colbenson of Rushford, Minnesota; 26, 1922, in Yucatan Township of daughter-in-law Jill Wilhelm of Clear Houston County, Minn. She attend- Lake, Iowa; 14 grandchildren: five ed the Baker Country School. She great-grandchildren; sisters: Evelyn married Raymond Rustad on June Bohr of Cresco and Loretta (Har16, 1946. Raymond preceded Edna lan) Henry of Decorah; along with in death on November 3, 1988. She numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, kept busy on the farm with Ray and friends. and kept up a beautiful lawn and She was preceded in death by her flower gardens and was an excellent parents, William and Pearl; husband cook. Edna had worked as a waitress Arthur; son David; son-in-law Curtis in Rushford before she was mar- Schultz; brothers Paul and Eldon; ried and also at Rush Products and sister Dolores Daley; and brotherswas the janitor at Highland Prairie in-law Gene Daley and Linus Bohr. Lutheran Church for several years. A Mass of Christian Burial was She was active in church activities held Saturday, November 12, 2011, and had held offices in her circle and at the Nativity Catholic Church in Ladies Aid. She also spent a lot of Harmony, Minnesota. Burial took time with her granddaughters, Elissa place in the St. Bridget’s Cemetery and Jessie, who lived close by and in rural Bluffton, Iowa. visited with Grandma and Grandpa Lindstrom Funeral Home in often. Edna remained on the farm Harmony assisted the family with for a few years after Ray’s death, and arrangements. it was then she decided to move to Arnold Zimmerman town. She lived in the Rush Creek Apartments in Brooklyn from 1994 Arnold Herman Zimmerman, of to 2005, at which time she moved Mantorville, MN, died on Friday, into the Good Shepherd Lutheran November 11, 2011, at his home Home. Edna loved living in the after a courageous battle with canapartment and had wonderful daily cer. Arnold was born on January 29, visits with all the other residents 1949, in Rochester, MN to Arnold in the apartment building. All the Albin and Dorothy (Gray) Zimmercaregivers at the home were excellent, man. He was raised in rural Pine and she loved her visits with them as Island and rural Byron. He graduated from Byron High School in well. Edna is survived by her two chil- 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, dren: daughter, Elaine (Dick) Wessel and served 20 years, stationed in the of Rollingstone, Minn. and her son, United States and Germany working Gary (Nancy) Rustad of Rushford; as a mechanic. He married Donna four grandchildren; six great-grand- Andrews and they later divorced. He children; sister: Helen Rustad, and married Theresa Kennedy on Februsister-in-law, Madeline Rustad, both ary 26, 1993, in Stewartville. He worked for Lesmeister Truck Center of Rushford. Besides her husband, Ray, oth- in Rochester, and then Ron’s Auto in ers preceding Edna in death were Pine Island. Then he began Arnold’s her sister, Ella (Melvin) James, and Repair in 2003, running it until brothers, Carl (Jeanette) and Arwin health concerns forced its closure recently. Arnold enjoyed deer hunt(Bonnie) Overby. The funeral service was on Mon- ing, bowling, NASCAR, spending day, November 7, at Highland Prairie time with his grandchild, and workLutheran Church in rural Peterson, ing out of his shop. He was a memMinn. with the Rev. Wade Davick ber of the Byron American Legion. officiating. Burial was in the church Arnold is survived by his wife, Theresa Zimmerman of Mantorcemetery. ville; daughter, Dawn Zimmerman of Mantorville, MN; step-daughSarah “Sadie” Marie ter, Kelly Jo Zimmerman of Pine Wilhelm Sarah “Sadie” Marie Wilhelm, Island, MN; granddaughter, Ellie 81, of Harmony, Minnesota, passed Godtland of Mantorville, MN; five away on November 8, 2011, at Saint sisters, Sharon Button of Rockford, IL, Sandy (Ernest) Hanson of StewMarys Hospital artville, MN, Gloria (Mike) Whalen in Rochester, of Rochester, MN, Gail Kechafer of Minnesota. Rochester, MN, and Tammy (John) She was born Ziemer of Rochester, MN; two aunts, on March 10, Lela Kennedy and Alice Zimmer1930, in Winman both of Pine Island, MN and neshiek Counmany nieces, nephews, and cousins. ty, Iowa, to The funeral was on Monday, William and November 14, at Stordahl Lutheran Pearl (McCau- Sarah “Sadie” ley) Gossman. Marie Wilhelm Church in Roscoe Township, the Sadie graduated from the Decorah Reverend Kathleen Lowery officiatHigh School in 1948. She was unit- ing. Burial, with military rites proed in marriage to Arthur George vided by the Byron American Legion, Wilhelm on June 7, 1948, at the St. was at the Pine Island Cemetery. Bridget’s Catholic Church in rural

The Throw Away Kid was published in September of 2011. A Celebration of Richard’s Life was held on Tuesday, November 15 at the Hoff Funeral Home. Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Moonyeen (Holly) Holle. He will be missed.


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Eyota approves sewer changes By Bill Lisser The Eyota City Council approved changes they made to the new District Sewer Use Agreement. The contract now goes back to the Dover, Eyota, St. Charles Area Sanitary District. The District, comprised of two members from each city plus one at large member, will review the contract at their meeting Tuesday, November 18, 2011. The council discussed progress in having solar lights installed in some areas of the city. The original purchase of solar lights from an out of state company did not

work out because of concern for the lights functioning properly in the Minnesota weather. The city is working with Border States Electric to purchase the lights. Border States Electric has provided lights for other Minnesota cities so they are suitable for this climate. The cost of three solar lights is approximately $15,000. “We have to have the lights purchased by the first of the year,” said Eyota City Councilman, Tony Nelson. “The lights we were looking at just wouldn’t survive in the Minnesota weather.”

Olmsted County Church Directory Ascension Lutheran Church.......Thur - 6:30pm, Sundays - 8am & 10:30am 2207 11th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-2781 Autumn Ridge Church.............................Sat. 5:30pm; Sun. 9am & 10:30am 3611 Salem Rd SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-8880 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 Calvary Evangelical Free Church..........Sat. - 5:30pm; Sun. 9am & 10:30am 5500 25th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-4612 Christ Lutheran Church ................................................. Sundays - 10:00am 2904 20th St. SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-0271 Christ’s Church of the Jesus Hour ........ Wed. - 6:30pm; Sun. 10am & 11am 2311 Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN (507)529-1220 Church of the Savior, RCA ............................................... Sundays - 9:30am 971 16th St. SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-7491 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 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ...........Sat. 5:30pm; Sun. 8am & 10:30am 559 20th St SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-1748 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 Presbyterian Church.............................. Sundays - 8:30am & 11:00am 512 3rd SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-1618 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 Life Evangelical Lutheran Church ................................... Sundays - 9:30am 4500 60th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-8280 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 Oasis Church .................................................................... Sundays - 9:30am 1815 NW 38th St, Rochester, MN (507)289-8596 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ....................... Sundays - 8:00am & 10:30am 2124 Viola Rd. NE, Rochester, MN (507)289-3021 Peace United Church of Christ ...................... Sundays - 8:30am & 11:00am 1503 2nd Ave NE, Rochester, MN (507)282-6117 Presbyterian Church of Oronoco......................................Sundays 11:00am 20 3rd St. SW, Oronoco, MN (507)367-4711 Real Lutheran Fellowship .............................................. Sundays - 11:00am 4207 Sapphire Ln. NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-6438 Redeemer Lutheran Church ............ Sat. - 5:30pm, Sun. 8:00am & 10:40am 869 7th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-5147 Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church ...................Mondays - 6:30pm 4520 19th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-8280 ..........Sundays - 8am &10:45am Rochester Baptist Church ..................... Wed. - 7:00pm, Sun. - 11am & 6pm 420 11th Ave NE, Rochester, MN (507)287-9771 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 .............. Sat. - 5pm; Sun. - 8:00am & 10:00am 1884 22nd St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-2469 St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church ....Mon.-Fri. 12:10pm; Sat. 4:30pm 11 4th Ave SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-7372 .......... Sun. - 8am, 9:30pm, 11:15am 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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County board welcomes new Medical Examiner

By Bill Lisser sibilities of a Forensic PatholoThe Olmsted County Board gist? welcomed Dr. Robert Ross “A Forensic Pathologist does Reichard as the new Olmsted medical legal investigations,” County Medical Examiner. Dr. said Reichard. Reichard has been the Assistant The Board approved a conChief Medical Examiner for tract for $211,009 for a prelimthe State of New Mexico. He inary environmental assessment is moving from Albuquerque, of the dam removal as part of New Mexico to Rochester. Cur- the Zumbro River Restoration rently, he is employed by Mayo Project in Oronoco. The result Clinic as a Forensic Patholo- of the study will be a restoragist. The county contracts with tion plan. The study should be Mayo Clinic for Reichard’s ser- completed by fall of 2012. Langley ~ Knappevice as the Medical Examiner. Langworthy What are some of the respon David and Pam Potter-Langley, of Zumbrota, MN are happy to announce the engagement the Purchase of their daughter, Lauren Ann of Custom Blinds & Drapes Langley to Caleb KnappeExcludes Labor | Must Mention Ad | Expires 12/31/11 Langworthy, son of James Langworthy of Superior, WI and Patricia Knappe-Langworthy of Rochester, MN. Lauren graduated from Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School, Sales & Installation of Custom Blinds & Drapes 201 Main St. S. Zumbrota, MN in 2004 and Authorized Dealer: Hunter Douglas, Graber, Louver Drape, Levelor & Kirsch Chatfiled, MN from Luther College, Decorah, 507-696-0902 • Iowa in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in anthropology, art, theater and dance. Caleb attended ZumbrotaMazeppa Schools through 6th grade, graduated from Lincoln Limited Time Offer High School, Lake City, MN In Stock Only and graduated in 2010 from Evergreen College, Olympia, WA where he studied agriculture and Queen Pillow Top Set sustainability practices. The couple, who knew one another as children, became reacquainted as adults when their paths crossed at Holden Village, Chelan, WA while they served Starting at the community through the operations of the bookstore and the food service. Currently, Lauren is employed at the Rochester Art Center, is a practicing artist, and operates her own business, DoneDotDesigns. 602 N. Broadway • Rochester, MN Caleb is employed by the Rochester Public Schools at Golden Hill where he teaches students both the science and applied practice of growing food as an Academy Teacher and Garden Manager. The couple was married on November 12 at Camp Ehawee, Mindoro, WI.

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C ommentary Freedom: an endangered species By John Goutcher Unfortunately, there are times when the citizens of the United States take our freedoms too lightly. We have become complacent in our thinking that the government will take care of all of our needs. We have asked government to do more for us on the state and federal level and all the government asks for in return is for John Goutcher us to surrender a little more of our liberty. Over the decades, citizens kept transferring their freedoms; first the townships to the county, then the county to the state, and finally the state to the federal government to assist or even take over some of the liberties earned as a result of the revolutionary war. Naturally the courts and politicians were all too happy to oblige. Never mind what the Constitution says, and as a result, we now have a government that seeks to plan and control every aspect of our lives and economy from health care, energy, automobile manufacturing, banking, and insurance. Fortunately, in the last several years, groups of citizens have sat up, and taking notice, have begun to push back. From low grumbling in small groups, tea parties and protests, citizens are reinstating the return of federalism in America. People are desiring a return to a government which has limited powers and in which the states serve as a check against the federal government when it oversteps its constitutional boundaries. Years ago, townships, counties, and states had the freedom to solve their problems on the local level. Townships, for example, had the power to determine the roads and bridges within their boundaries. Somewhere along the time line, that power was transferred to the counties. Counties found themselves Editorial Cartoon

understaffed and desired the state to assist in these decisions. The state also felt the need to pass the buck and requested financial assistance. Enter the Federal Government acting like a mother hen. It took these and other problems under her wing and big government branched out to control the lives of people in more diverse areas. As a result, our local decisionmaking freedoms disappeared. Now we find that many states, including Minnesota, have brought a lawsuit against the federal government to force the feds to back off their proposed healthcare and health insurance mandates. By bringing this lawsuit, the states are performing exactly the way the founders of the constitution intended. There has never been an attempt on the federal level to pass such mandates in past American history because, up until this date, it was common knowledge that Congress lacked the power to impose one. Probably the best example to drive home this point occurred during our colonial period of time while America was still under control by the British. The colonies were attempting to boycott British goods and demanding that King George repeal the Stamp Act. King George received a major setback when his own attorney general told parliament that under British law, the boycott was legal. According to British law, the colonists could not be forced to buy British goods. Keep in mind, our legal system in the United States today was gleaned from British law. Yet in the year 2010, we had a President and a Congress who sincerely believed they could force American citizens to buy a private product, even though the King of England knew he did not have the power to force this concept upon us when we were subjects of England! The Federal Government has argued in court that it can regulate a citizen’s decision to not buy government approved health insurance under what is known as the Commerce Clause. If those states bring-

ing the lawsuit are allowed to use the same reasoning the Federal Government is using, citizens could then be forced to buy certain cars, food, and even what religion to choose. If the Federal Government is allowed to cross over the line drawn in the sand by the states, Congress will then be granted unlimited power to order citizens to buy or do anything. This would signal the end to federalism and individual rights as its citizens have grown up supporting for the past 220 years. There is also another argument which the Obama administration is leaning toward if the position of the Commerce clause is lost in a court battle with the states. That position would advocate that the fine for not buying a government approved health plan is not a penalty but a tax. By switching over to declare a tax, health care would be classified as legal under the Congress’s taxing authority. Please note that, throughout the legislative process, the defenders of health care constantly structured the wording to reflect the usage of the word penalty when the law was passed. Now that the law is in trouble, the administration is flip-flopping the words penalty and tax as well as misrepresentation of facts. As a result of this current drama, businesses across America are trying to make decisions regarding their respective status on employee health care plans and real health care reform has been placed on hold until the

ents, grandparents, and schools need to join hands and make a concerned constant effort to teach that freedom is worth fighting for. If we fail to pass this knowledge on, our country may continue down the slippery slope to an endangered species status for our hard-earned freedoms. Think about it.

Supreme Court rules on the current law. Meanwhile, the nation sits in total disgust and our economic recovery is slowed to a mere trickle. We have all heard the phrase, “freedom isn’t free.” We need to understand that in order to pass the freedoms the older generation have earned on to our children, they to will need to learn to fight back when the loss of potential freedoms are directed toward them as well. Par-

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Olmsted County Ag Association discusses 2011 County Fair The annual meeting of the Olmsted County Agricultural Association was held in Rochester on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Association President, Terry Leary reported on the success of the 2011 County Fair held the last week of

July. New events and attractions like the Miracle of Birth Center helped to draw large crowds; attendance was reported as twice that of the 2010 fair. The year-end financial report shows a net income over $61,500. The membership elected seven

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Remember Veterans Day 2011 to honor our veterans and to be honored. The day started with a free breakfast provided by the Canadian Honker restaurant. “It’s an opportunity to team up with the vets in the community,” said Joe Powers, owner of the Canadian Honker. “We can do an event that is meaningful.”

By Bill Lisser That was the theme of the day at New Life Worship Center Friday. “It’s the 11th year,” said Wayne Stillman, organizer of the Remember Veterans Day 2011 event. “The date is 11-11-11 and it’s our 11th year.” Hundreds of people gathered

Power’s team started cooking at 5:00 a.m. to prepare for the estimated 800 meals they would begin serving at 8:30 a.m. The Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard, Korean War Club Veterans Honor Guard, Rochester Police Honor Guard and the Wanamingo Color Guard presented the Color Guard March and American Legion Post 92 Honor Guard presented the Posting of Colors. They were accompanied by the Rochester Caledonia Pipe Band. The “National Anthem “ was performed by Officer Carrie Koehler of the Rochester Police Department. One of the highlights of the event is the New Life Worship Center Kids. They honored the veterans be performing the song “Proud.” The Rochester Caledonia Pipe Band performed “Amazing Grace.” Another highlight of this year’s event was the appearance of the nationally known musical group “Gloriana.” They sang a song they wrote See VETERAN Page 9 

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and heard about the event,” said Michael Gossin. “Anything military we love to be a part of. What better way to celebrate Veterans Day.” Michael and his brother Tom play guitar with Rachel Reinert, Zack Brindisi on bass and Trey Byrd on Cajon.

Terry Throndson is a Vietnam Vet and a person that does a significant amount of planning and work to help make the day special. “I went to the wall,” said Throndson. “I finally had the courage.” In 2002, Throndson road his motorcycle with a group of other vets to visit the Vietnam Memorial in


Washington D.C. “It changed me,” Throndson said. “I have to stand up and represent the names on the wall because they can’t. Some people don’t like the bikes because they are loud. But the bikes are their voices.” Volunteers are the key to the success of the event and there were

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and south of the Eyota Market for more than 10 years. As time went on, local people began to wonder about the future of the land and the church. “There was a problem of visibility. People either didn’t know we were here or didn’t think we were very serious,” said Pastor Reuss, noting that he had heard rumors several times through the years

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Salvation Army holds Red Kettle kickoff By Nate Langworthy As the mercury in Rochester area thermometers began to dip, the Salvation Army kicked off its Red Kettle drive with an event in the Peace Plaza to warm hearts and welcome in the season of giving. A number of musical acts entertained those in attendance including the Salvation Army band, Seeds of Wisdom, and Goodman Productions. The first 60 donations were made to the drive and Z Pizza rewarded the generosity with a free slice of pizza. The Canadian Honker helped by serving warm beverages

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Byron approves 2011 street improvement assessments By Kevin Blanchard The Byron City Council approved the assessments for the 2011 street improvements at their meeting on Wednesday night, November 9. During the public assessment hearing, Bill Angerman, City Engineer, reviewed the details of the 2011 street improvement projects (1st Avenue NE, 2nd Avenue NE and 4th Avenue NE). The city will assess the benefitted property owners on a per foot basis: 1st Avenue NE - $31.02; 2nd Avenue NE - $23.47 and 4th Avenue NE $35.91. The project was based on the

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Residents at the public hearing were given the opportunity to appeal the assessment. All objections not received by the close of the public hearing are waived under Minnesota Statute 429.061. No one served notice to Mayor Jimmie-John King. A few residents voiced concern about being assessed for the project when the sod has not been laid yet. They were assured that the sod would be in place in the next few days. Diane Bergland said that she thought the project went very well and wanted to thank the council. On November 1, the city council held a CIP workshop to discuss current and future projects. Based on the findings from the workshop, City Engineer David Strauss presented a proposed CIP project for 2012 (3rd Avenue SE and 4th Avenue SE, from 1st Street E to 4th Street SE; 2nd Street SE and 3rd Street SE, from 2nd Avenue SE to 4th Avenue SE) to the council requesting a resolution ordering the preparation of a feasibility study on the 2012 streets and utilities improvement. “I think we should wait until people get their Truth in Taxation statements this month before we decide to take on a big project,” Council member Judy Hanson said. “I think that we should do a feasibility study in order to know what the price is,” Council member Lori BeachMiller said. “We should do some due diligence to know the number.” The council approved the resolution. The council granted the New Life Community Church an interim use permit to use the former Evolutions and Community Garage space as a church. They will be using the space they are leasing from Gary Boyum as a worship area on Sundays, for weddings and funerals, and community events which would include dinners or receptions. Planning and Zoning will review the permit on December 31, 2012. The council awarded the snow hauling contract to Laures Farm & Trucking at a rate of $63 per hour. The council approved the Smith Schaefer Associates proposal to conduct the 2011 yearend audit and prepare the finance statements and FGOA Certificate of Achievement application. This certificate is a national recognition of the city’s financial and economic status, which will be used to determine bond ratings, an economic development tool and a measurement of the council and staff’s financial management of public assets. The next Stewartville City Council meeting will be held on November 22 at 5 p.m. in City Hall. The city council will be meeting with the Olmsted County Board and other Olmsted County cities at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Health Building, 2100 Campus Dr. SE, Cascade/Whitewater Rooms, in Rochester.


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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


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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


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


tc construction anD reMoDeLing 507-951-8215 Specializing in Windows & Doors • Interior/Exterior Painting Flooring, Trim Work, Drywall • Full Handyman Services No Job Too Small


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


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



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:



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.


sHaWn’s FLooring Hard Surface Flooring Installation All Hard Woods, Floating Laminates Ceramic Tile & More Samples Available • Competitive Rates FREE ESTIMATES call shawn at 507-990-5602


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

JunK reMoVAL

Fabricate and Install granite & Quartz starting at $37.99* Unbeatable Price! Call Today! tLc surfaces, LLc 3777 40th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901 507-884-6728 • 507-424-1800 Visit our Showroom: M 9am-5pm; T-TH 9am-6pm; F 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm

JunK recycLers Olmsted County’s newest and most affordable Junk Recyclers • Residential & • Yard Waste Commercial Property • Storage Unit/ Clean-up Apartment Eviction • Renovation Debris Removal • Estate Cleanout • Appliance/ • Hoarder Cleanout Electronics Recycling We Offer: Same Day Service • Free Estimates • Maximum Recycling & Proper Disposal of Items Simple • Affordable • Green 507-216-2365 •




steVe’s auto & trucK rePair 211 S. Main Street, Stewartville, MN 55976 We service all makes of cars and light trucks. QuaLity WorK at a Fair Price. From oil changes to engine replacement - we do it all. 507-533-8914



GArAGe DoorS 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



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


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


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

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)


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


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)


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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


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!



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

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 4-11/30tfn 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


MASSAGe aMazing Massage Denise Stegall, CMT Massage Designed Specifically for You! Relieve Tension, Ease Stress & Reduce Pain • Swedish • Deep Tissue • Sports Massage • Myofascial Release • Raindrop Therapy 2625 Hwy 14 West, Rochester office: 507-208-4538 Mention tHis aD & recieVe $5 oFF a 1 Hour Massage!


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appeal the assessment. All objections not received by the close of the public hearing are waived under Minnesota Statute 429.061. In other action, the council adopted a change order for the West Frontage Road Project. The change order totaled $5,519.52. It covered sewer repair work and replacing unsuitable soils in the road bed. The council approved a payment of $700 to Salem services for tilling at the community gardens and hauling six to eight loads of

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compost for new plots and existing garden plots. The council reviewed an incentive program to promote the city of Byron and encourage growth. The program will give individuals building a house in Byron half off of the permit fees and a $1,000 credit on their water bill during a consecutive ninety day period. Council approved the incentive program. The council also approved the purchase and installation of an emergency siren. The estimated cost is $20,000. The money will come from the remaining 2011

local government aid that was not allocated to CIP expenses. The council approved an increase to the Fire Chief’s stipend for 2011 and 2012. The stipend for 2011 will be $2,000 and the 2012 stipend will be $2,500. The next Byron City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 22 at 5:15 p.m. in City Hall. The city council will be meeting with the Olmsted County Board and other Olmsted County cities at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Health Building, 2100 Campus Dr. SE, Cascade/Whitewater Rooms, in Rochester.

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West of Highway 52 on 2nd Street SW, across from Sargent’s on 2nd

Business Service Directory 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

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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 4-11/30tfn

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 26-4/4

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



JOHN AUSTIN PAINTING Quality Interior/Exterior SPECIAL: 3 ROOMS FOR $295 (Paint Not Included) Add 2 Additional Rooms For $100 30% OFF ALL RATES THROUGH MAy 2012 24 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361



ARTISAN INC. Interior/Exterior Painting • Staining Drywall • Plaster • Stucco Work Textures • Wallpaper Removal • All Repairs Deck • Fence Staining Garage and Basement Finishing Hardwood Floor Refinishing Licensed and Insured 507-993-1446

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


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


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


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


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 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

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 4-11/30

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


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


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


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



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


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


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




ALL-STAR BASEMENTS Multiple Basement Waterproofing Options • Foundation Repair • Crawl Space Solutions FREE ESTIMATES - Call Today! 507-259-7776 • 800-992-7942

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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THURSDAY, NOV. 17 American Red Cross First Aid Course, 8am-11am, 310 14th Street SE, Rochester. Foot Care Clinic, 9-11:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Appointments required. Call 507-287-1404 for more info Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * RCTC LIFE (Learning is ForEver) Reading and watching A Christmas Carol. 10-12 noon and 1-3 pm. Heintz Bldg. Room HA 130 (AM), HA134 (PM), 1926 Collegeview Road SE Rochester. Rochester Huff and Puff Club (group for people with breathing problems), 1:303:30pm, Masonic Lodge, 2nd St. SW. For more info call Ed, 507-289-0034. Social Odyssey meeting- Featuring James Rechs from the Rochester Autism Center. Topic: Anxiety and the Aspergers World, 6:30 pm. For more info visit www.SocialOdyssey. American Red Cross Pediatric CPR/AED, 6pm-9:30pm, 310 14th Street SE, www. Seasons Hospice- Managing Holidays without a Loved One, 6:30-8:30 pm, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Chapel, 1212 Twelfth

Avenue NW, Rochester. 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. *

FRIDAY, NOV. 18 Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country Listeners and players welcome, 6:309:30pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. NE and 2nd AVE NE, Rochester.* SATURDAY, NOV. 19 Craft and bake sale, 9am-1pm, High Pointe Senior Community, 1830 High Pointe Ln. NW, Rochester. Holiday Boutique, 9am-3pm, Christ Lutheran Church, 2904 20th Street SE, Rochester. Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:15am, breakfast at 9:30. Clarion Inn South on Broadway. For more information, call 507-289-2263.* Sons of Norway Bake and Craft Sale- Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Rd NE Rochester, 10am-2pm. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. *

SUNDAY, NOV. 20 Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. * MONDAY, NOV. 21 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * 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. ABWA American Business Women’s Association, Rochester Charter Chapter, Ramada Hotel, 5:30-8:30 pm. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:00pm, Community Celebration Church in Kasson. * American Red Cross Adult Pediatric CPR/ AED Review 6pm-9pm. 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. Contact Charles Bysheim at 281-4455 or Pam Styder at 281-2547 for more info. * WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 Seasons Hospice Grief Education, Coffee get-together in Rochester, 9am-10am, Seasons Hospice House/Office.*

TUESDAY, NOV. 22 Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway,

Joe’s Specials Bailey’s Mudslide 1.75 Ltr.



Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream $



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• New Carpet • New Tile • New Granite • New Cabinets


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Nathan Allen Carlson Born October 10, 2011 2:33 p.m. 9 pounds 9 ounces 21 inches Grandparents are Wendy and John Neyssen of Blaine, Minnesota; Gene Carlson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; and Doug and Kim Kraska of Blaine, Minnesota. Great Grandparents are Ron and Barb Carlson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and Dan and Mona Benson of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Best Ribs”

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“Best Sauce”

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Roscoe’s Gift Certificates Are Available in any Amount!

FREE $15 Gift Certificate With the purchase of $100 worth of Gift Certificates

FREE $5 Gift Certificate

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Tony and Amanda Carlson of Rochester, Minnesota, are proud to announce the birth of their son,

Roscoe’s Award Winning BBQ

For The


Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country Listeners and players welcome, 7-9pm, Meadow Lake senior Care Community Room, 45th Ave SW and 2nd St. SW, Rochester.*

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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


Crafters wanted! November 27th. 9am-3pm. Rochester Eagles Club! Sign up now! (715) 642-3932. w9,16,23- 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

Allergy/Asthma relief. Patented Type 2 medical device removing and controlling the causes. For consultation call IAQ specialist Dale today. 507-2809577. h19,26,2,9,16- o

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 s10/1211/16- x For Sale: Hutschenreuther Bavarian China, 8 complete settings with extra serving pieces. Mint condition. Te revere pattern. 507-289-7917. s16- x Wonderful family holiday gift. Olehauser 7 foot slate top pool table. Complete with balls, 4 cues, and other accessories. New felt. 507-281-3358 or 507-288-2366. s16,23- x Crowsfeet Christmas - 2310 40th Ave SE off Marion Rd. Weekends 11-4:30. Unique items, 20% off $20 or more. s16- x

MOBILE HOMES 1976 Marshfield 14x70, 2 BD, washer/dryer, CA, vinyl siding. $7500. Hallmark Terrace. 507-282-1534. m16,23,30- x

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

Crawford Ranch 507-923-6474 or 507-280-8282

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

Furniture and Mattresses “Clearance Center” 57% and more off. Just reduced 7 sofas under $400.00 and as low as $329.00, recliners under $300.00, sectionals and reclining sofas at comparable savings. Missed match mattress, sets all sizes while quantity last. Lane, Flexsteel, Ashley, Simmons and England. Over 250 items in the “Clearance Center” MORRIS FURNITURE Albert Lea, MN. 507-373-6434 [1]. f9,16,23,30,7,14- x

PAYING UP TO $175.00 for your Junk Cars, Trucks, etc. Call Bill @ 612-7564547 or 507-383-1168. 9,16,23- x

Retail store liquidation. Furniture and fixtures Real Deals on Home Decor. 1814 2nd St. SW, Rochester, MN. West of Highway 52 on 2nd Street SW, across from Sargent’s on 2nd. Thursday, Nov. 17, 10am-2pm; Friday, Nov. 18, from it in! 10am-2pm; Call Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10am-2pm. If you’re unable to visit dur507-288-5201 ing the hours above call 507-292-0357 to make an appointment. f16- x

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Doberman German Shepherd puppies born August 7th. $100. 507-5343178. p9,16- x

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Will do snow removal on smaller driveways and sidewalks, also roof raking. For a free etimate call 507-2821563. Ask for Glen. v16,23,30,7- x

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Call Chris at 507-271-8411 or Craig at 507-202-9424

e-mail in!work in Woman to do lightithouse exchange for room and board. 9791. h9,16- x


House share 6 miles North of Rochester. Share with 47y/o respectful male. Own bath and 2 bd available. Male/female welcome. Rent is $250/ month + utilities. Call 763-200-0486. r9,16- o

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If you answered YES, what are you waiting for? “Golden Living Centers” offers professional Nurses great benefits: • Competitive wages including shift differentials • Health/Dental/Life Insurance Plans • Dependant Care Assistant Program • Tuition Assistance Program • Fantastic Opportunities for Advancement • Matching 401K • Free CEU’s

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

• 2000 Fairmont 16x80 3BR, 2BA,

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28x44, 3BR, 2BA, DW, W/D, C/A, Stove, Refrig - $43,900


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

This is a permanent, full-time position calling on new and existing clients in Olmsted County. Attractive potential commission. Must be able to work well with the public, represent the Journal to potential clients and meet deadlines. Familiarity with Olmsted County, business community helpful. This position is ideal for someone who wants flexibility along with great income potential and professional growth opportunities.





• 3630 Willow Ridge Dr. SW 1987

Willow Ridge

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Proposed Use & Detailed Plans for Renovation - Sketches of Final Design/Layout - Description of Materials Used Renovation Timeline - any other Considerations

3BR, 2BA, A/C, $40,900


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• 588 Circle Court SW 1991 Artcraft


•1990 Highland Edinburgh 28x56

Or email your resume to: Mary Chambers, DNS • OR Tyler Donahue, Executive Director


Washers - Dryers Refrigerators - Ranges Reconditioned & Guaranteed

The City of Stewartville is now accepting proposals to purchase an approx. 3,500 sq. ft. building “as-is” on the corner of Hwys. 63 & 30. Apartment above. To be considered, please submit the following to City Hall no later than 4 pm 12/13/2011:

Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $36,900

You can join our Team today by applying at: Golden Living Center • Rochester, West 2215 Hwy 52 North • Rochester, MN 55901


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

Bring a smile to the Elderly! Help brighten the lives of elderly in our community. Provide non-medical companionship and home care services to help seniors remain at home for as long as possible. A variety of day, evening & weekend shifts available. Flexible schedules. Training provided. Apply online, www. or call M-F. 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk3- x

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. h9,16,23- x


3BR, 2BA, C/A, Stove, Refrig., W/D, 12x16 Deck & Shed. Oak Terrace MHP - $23,900


Hayfield, very affordable, 1 bedroom, new income limits! Income based! Elevator, controlled access/entry, community room, on-site laundry, heat paid, no app fee, must be 62+, disabled/handicapped EOH. Call today for showing 507-634-4188, 507-477-2316 r19tfn- o

BUYERS WANT CROPLAND/ BUILDING SITE/hunting land. WI-MN Real Estate/Lucky’s Land Auctions 608385-8080. e16- o

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Call it in! MESH? PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL Did you 507-288-5201 undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal dueFAX to complications, it in! you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson 507-288-9560 Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727. h16- x


507-533-4745 The City of Stewartville reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Any costs associated with closing are the sole responsibility of the buyer.


Please mail your resume to: Olmsted County Journal, P.O. Box 6697, Rochester, MN 55903 or email your resume to For more information, call 507-288-5201. CALL

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‘05 Sierra 4x4 ........ $11,995 ‘04 Trailblazer 4x4... SOLD ‘04 Explorer 4x4.....$6,995 ‘04 GR Cherokee 4x4 ..$8,495 ‘03 Explorer 4x4 .....$7,695 ‘02 Explorer 4x4 .... $6,495 ‘01 F150 4x4.............$8,295

‘01 Cherokee 4x4 ..$4,495 ‘01 Tracker 4x4 ...... $4,995 ‘01 F150 4x4.............$7,995 ‘00 Silverado 4x4 ..$3,495 ‘00 Cherokee 4x4.. $3,777 ‘00 Bravada AWD..$3,995 ‘01 Blazer 4x4 ........ $4,995

‘01 Blazer 4x4 ........$4,495 ‘99 Suburban 4x4 ..$4,995 ‘99 Ranger 4x4 ...... $4,995 ‘99 Explorer 4x4 .....$3,995 ‘99 Suburban 4x4 . $4,995 ‘99 Bravada AWD ..$4,495 ‘99 Jimmy 4x4 ........$3,495

‘99 GR Cherokee 4x4 ..$4,495 ‘99 Bravada AWD.. $4,495 ‘98 Dakota 4x4........$1,777 ‘98 Expedition 4x4 ..$4,995 ‘99 Explorer 4x4 .....$3,995 ‘98 Expedition 4x4 ..$4,495 ‘97 Chevy PU.........$3,495

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Call Today! - 507-252-1626 Available to the First 500 Orders Super Hot Produce Specials $ 99 Ocean Spray Cranberries ................... 1 12 oz. pkg. $ 99 Spanish Clementines .............................. 5 5 Lb. Box ¢ Dole Celery ................................................. 99 Each ¢ Yams............................................................... 49 Lb. $ 29 Holiday Jumbo Red Grapes ................. 2 Lb. $ 99 Fresh Green Beans ................................. 1 Lb. $ 99 Pepin Heights Honeycrisp Apples..... 1 Lb. Green Giant $ 99 Idaho Russet Potatoes ......................... 1 5 Lb. Bag $ 99 Fresh Asparagus...................................... 3 Lb.

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Tasty Classic Soups 19 oz. Can

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Napa Ridge Pinot Noir Regular $16.00 $ 88

Kahlua All Flavors Plus $5.00 Captain Morgan

Pearl Vodka

75 19 Up to $15.00 Rebate


88 15 Plus $10.00 Rebate


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Jim Beam

1.75 Liter

13 Plus $5.00 Rebate

Skinny Girl Margarita

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Michelob Golden Light



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Bud & Bud Light




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Coors Light



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The perfect red wine for Miller Lite & Thanksgiving!! Miller Genuine Draft



Samuel Adams All Flavors



Apollo Wine & Spirits • 286-1300 (Next to Best Buy) 4040 Hwy 52 North


12 Bottles

Ravenswood 24 Bottles



Specials Good until the Tuesday after Thanksgiving! Apollo Liquor Select • 281-0779 (Inside Rochester Produce) 2112 2nd St. SW

24 Cans

Apollo Liquor • 252-0454 (Next to Gander MT) 3514 55th St. NW


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Apollo Broadway • 252-0653 (By Kohls) 2630 S. Broadway

Open Everyday 8:00am-8:00pm • Specials Good Nov. 16 - Nov. 27, 2011

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The 11.16.11 weekly edition of the Olmsted County Journal.