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Dave and Nancy Huisenga’s elaborately decorated Habberstad House was one of the 11 featured homes in the 2012 Lanesboro Holiday Inn Tour. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

2012 Holiday Inn Tour in Lanesboro

weal Theatre at 11 a.m. for a presentation on Lanesboro’s tory and the featured inns and Although the citizens of Fill- bed and breakfasts located on more County are awaiting a the tour. Catherine Glynn led couple of inches of snow to the presentation at the Comget them into the holiday spirit, monweal which focused on the the bed and breakfast owners development of Lanesboro, the and inn keepers in Lanesboro architecture of the inns, and the kicked off the festive season with history of the original owners of the annual Lanesboro Christmas the establishments. Inn Tour on Sunday, December Beginning at 2 p.m., tour par2. A total of eleven elaborately ticipants began their self-guided decorated establishments were holiday adventure to the eleven featured in this year’s tour with different locations throughout several hundred visitors viewing Lanesboro and the surrounding the homes. area, as two of the locations Tour participants kicked off were outside of the city limits. the day’s tour at the Common- From Victorian styled homes By Mitchell Walbridge


to farmhouses and even more modern styles, the eleven locations in this year’s tour were: the 1898 Inn, Anna V’s B&B, the Art Lofts located above the Lanesboro Art Center, the Berwood Hill Inn, the Fillmore House, the Habberstad House, Hillcrest Hide-Away, the Historic Scanlan House, the Inn at Sacred Clay Farm, the Scandinavian Inn, and Stone Mill Suites. The participating owners of the inns enjoy sharing their homes with the public in addition to sharing the interesting stories of the past that occurred See LANESBORO Page 13 

Rochester School Board held several special sessions Tuesday, December 4. “Truth in Taxation” elucidated how the proposed property tax levy funding public schools will be 1.26 percent less than last year. The first two sessions welcomed comments from the public. The first to speak was Bruce Buller, who cited his doctorate of ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary to mention how he used to walk by Einstein’s house every day. He argued that Princeton, New Jersey’s school board at that time “didn’t know when Einstein was in school that he would be the Einstein who would change the world. Those are the people you have. Seems to me it’s time to set the budget to offer a world-class education for our students in Rochester.”

Buller recounted his surprise that his property taxes were not increasing signficantly this year, which to most would have been good news. “My question is, if my taxes are only up $3, is that enough to pay bills for all of your staff persons? “We always get reports on jobs that come from private sectors, but I want to tell you that the public sector jobs: teachers, administrators, janitors, etc. are also part of the economy. So please raise the budget sufficiently to give salary increases to persons who deserve it. I want you to take good care of people.” Buller then suggested what would later be referred to as “the R-word”—referendum. Reverend Buller humorously evoked the T-shirt slogan at Cheap Charlie’s which says “Get ‘Er Done!” to suggest what the school board should do regardSee ROCHESTER Page 9 

Dover City Council approves 2013 tax levy said Councilman Aaron Nicklay. However, the water and sewer costs are increasing. The average use cost The Dover City Council gave is going up $8.00 to $58 for the the citizens of Dover an early average 5,000 gallon water bill. Christmas present by voting for The council nominated Mark no increase for the 2013 Tax Levy. Elder for a two-year sewer board The council had proposed a two term. Elder is one of two veteran percent increase in September, but councilmen returning to the coundecided not to approve that because cil in 2013. The second one is there was no shortfall that had to Doug Peterson. be covered. Because of the delay in finish“I see no reason to increase it as long as we aren’t in a shortfall,” See DOVER Page 11  By Bill Lisser

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Obituaries Allene Coty Allene Coty, 83, of Rochester, died Friday December 7, 2012, at Shorewood Commons, where she resided. Allene Frances Overend was born August 3, 1929, at Pleasant Grove, Minnesota. She attended rural Olmsted County Schools, and graduated from Rochester Junior College in 1949. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1951, where she met and married Robert E. Coty in 1953. They returned to Minnesota in 1957. Mrs. Coty worked at the Mayo Clinic as a medical secretary for many years, retiring in 1991. Following retirement, she and her husband spent several winters in Mesa, Arizona. She enjoyed reading, baking, camping, traveling, and working crossword puzzles. She is survived by a son, Paul Coty, of Rochester; a daughter, Sandra (Patrick) White, of Pine Island; a stepdaughter, Patricia Forrest, of Sun City Center, Florida; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandson; three brothers, David, of Rochester, Francis, of Stewartville, and Pat, of Mantorville; and two sisters, Susanne Hess and Mary Hawley, both of Rochester. She was preceded in death by

her husband of 53 years in 2006; a sister, Carol Roer; and a stepdaughter, Barbara Johnson. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online tributes are being welcomed and may be created at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome. com A memorial service for Allene Coty will be held Saturday December 15, 2012, at 11:00 AM at the Midwest Bible Baptist Church, 5930 Bandel Road NW, in Rochester. The Reverend Joseph Grimaldi will officiate. Ennichement will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester. Mary Jane McCabe Mary Jane McCabe, age 88, of Mabel, Minnesota died unexpectedly Monday, December 3, 2012. Mary Jane was born May 9, 1924, in Ridgeway, Iowa to Thomas and Elizabeth (McCormick) McConnell. She attended country school and then Cresco High School. On January 10, 1942, she married Leonard McCabe in Bluffton, Iowa. They farmed in the Coldwater area for a short time before moving to the Amherst area and then Mabel area where she helped with the chores and milking the cows by hand. In 1966 they moved into Mabel. She also worked at Control Data in Spring Grove and Rush Prod-

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 ucts in Rushford, and then at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel for 24 years as a Nurses Aid. Leonard later passed away on May 19, 1986. She was a member of the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel and enjoyed keeping up on current events through the newspaper, watching and listening to sporting events, crocheting, knitting, and most of all visiting with family and friends. Mary Jane is survived by seven children Darrell (Doris) of Lanesboro; Dennis (Cindi) of Roland, Iowa; Loren (Barb) of Mabel; Mark (Gloria Moen) of Harmony; Dave (Sonia) of Chatfield; Marcia (Richard) Larson of Mabel; and Susie (Gary) Morken of Mabel; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother Francis McConnell. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard; four brothers Edward, Lucian, Roger, and Jimmy; and two grandchildren Nicki Majerus and Rick Larson. Funeral Mass was Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, Minnesota with Father Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Public Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted with arrangements. Beverly J. Mossing Beverly “Bev” J. Mossing, 84, of Rochester, formerly of Chatfield, died Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Sunrise Cottages. Beverly Joan Mossing was born May 26, 1928, in Langdon, N. Dakota to Granville and Clarice (Nelson) Mossing. She graduated high school in 1946 in Crosby, N. Dakota. She attended college at Concordia in Moorhead, Minn. She worked for North Western Bell for 28 years, retiring in 1985. Bev was a member of the Qwest Pioneers and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her cats. She is survived by many relatives; and many friends she considered her family. She was preceded in death by her foster sister, LaVonne (Cory) Cunningham; and her brother, Robert. A memorial service was on Friday, December 7, 2012, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes’ Chapel with the Reverend Karna Hagen officiating. Burial was in Chatfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Paws and Claws in Rochester. Doreen Newman Doreen Newman, sister in law of Maureen Maass of Rochester. Minn., passed away on November 20, 2012, in Southborough, Tun-


bridge Wells, Kent, England She was born in Neesden, NW London, on the 12 February, 1928, and evacuated during the war to Whimple, nr Exeter in Devon. On the 6th March, 1954, she married Ron Newman, of Tonbridge Kent. She is survived by her husband Ron and children, Paul, Mandy and Grant Newman, a sister Judy, and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation was on the 5th December, 2012, at Tunbridge Wells crematorium. Arlo D. Rowland Arlo D. Rowland, 86, of Chatfield, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Arlo Duane Rowland was born Dec. 15, 1925, to Merle and Maggie Rowland in Gary (Deuel County), South Dakota. Arlo lived with his parents in southwestern Minnesota until moving to a farm in Sibley County near Gaylord in 1933. He attended school in Gaylord and served with the Army during World War II. Arlo served again during the Korean Conflict. He married Janice Redman in Winthrop on Sept. 24, 1947. They were blesses with three sons. In August 2010, Arlo moved to the Chatfield Care Center because of health reasons. Arlo is survived by his wife, Janice of Chatfield; sons, Douglas (Kimi); Steven (Nancy); and Neil all of Chatfield; seven grandchildren, Renee Bennett of Harlingen, Texas; Mickey (friend, Tanya) Rowland of Rochester; Gregory (Melinda) Rowland of

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St. Paul; Michele Rowland of Beltox, Texas; Scott Rowland, Adam (Trista) Rowland and Benjamin (Katie) Rowland all of Chatfield; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Ardell Rowland (friend, Mary) of Scottville, Mich.; Alan (Laurie) Rowland of Burnsville; sisters, Elva Senske; Eunice (Alex) Gasow; Mavis (John) Siewert; Lorna Kuphal; Lois Frauendienst all of Gaylord; Sharon (Lance) Larson of Watertown, S.D.; Mary (Kenneth) Waterman of Blaine; Linda (Marvin) Wallender of Manton, Mich; and David Redman of Winthrop; sister-in-law, Alice Redman of Kasson and former daughter-in-law, Rosie Rowland of Chatfield. He was also survived by many nephews, nieces and other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Maggie Rowland; Janice’s parents, Elmer and Minnie Redman; sisters, Joyce Borchert, Marlys Rowland and Kathy Knacke and her husband, Roger Knacke; brother-inlaws, Maynard Borchert, Albert Kuphal, Clarence Senske and Lowell Redman; sister-in-law, Darlene Majeski and husband Harold “Joe” Majeski. Funeral services were held Monday Dec. 3, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with Pastor Paul Preston officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Chatfield with military honors by the Chatfield VFW Post #6913. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Olmsted County Journal publishes obituaries free of charge in print and online. They can be e-mailed to Olmsted County Church Directory Congregational Church, .................................................................................. United Church of Christ........................................................Sundays - 10am; 974 Skyline Dr. SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-4581 Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Rochester, NALC ..........................................................Saturdays - 6:00pm Worship at Oasis Church, 1815 NW 38th St., Rochester, MN Good Shepherd Lutheran Church .....Sat. - 5:30pm; Sun. - 8:00am & 10:30am 559 20th St SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-1748 Grace Lutheran Church WELS.......................................... Sundays - 10:00am 45 1st Ave. NE, Oronoco, MN (507)367-4329 Oasis Church .......................................................................Sundays - 9:30am 1815 NW 38th St, Rochester, MN (507)289-8596 Pax Christi Catholic Church .... Sat. - 5:15pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am; ............................................ Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. - 9:00am & Wed. - 7:00am 4135 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-8542 St. Pius X .........................................Sat. - 4pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am 1315 12th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-8238 Unity of Rochester Study Group .........................2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30am 103 7th St. NE, Rochester, MN (Rochester Rep Theatre)

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C ommentary Entitlements By David Hansen A good percentage of Americans are agitated about “entitlements.” I admit I am, too. I’m not particularly concerned that a singleparent who works for minimum wage might spend some of their food benefits on chips and David Hansen soda. I have made peace with the concept of providing low-cost student loans and scholarships. I sleep fine even knowing that seniors receive minimum benefit in the $600 range. The entitlement mentality I fear is what’s taken hold in the rest of us; those of us who point fingers at the beneficiaries we perceive as unworthy. We believe we are entitled to an ever-growing economy, that

we shouldn’t have to suffer economic downturns. Politicians won’t admit what any first-year student of economics can tell you, that business cycles are normal. The economy is going to occasionally slow or even contract, and that is a good thing. It acts as a governor on inflation and unemployment. Similarly we have come to expect the value of what we own, such as our homes, to only increase. As anyone who bought tulips in the 1630’s or Beanie Babies in the 1990’s could tell you: prices rise, prices fall. Not even real estate is immune, let alone our retirement accounts. We demand good roads and other government services but expect that we won’t be taxed to pay for it. We want to eat fast food, smoke and skip the exercise but have affordable health care readily available to fix all that ails us. We insist on cheap electricity from coal but we don’t want coal trains, and we’d just as soon ignore the fact that our once-pristine Minnesota lakes now all contain mercury.

SEMAC awards arts grants On November 20, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 45 GRANTS FOR A TOTAL OF $261,581 IN FUNDING to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 24 Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for $204,981, six Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants for $16,100, and fifteen Presenter/ Production Assistance Grants for $44,500. SEMAC is the State Arts Boarddesignated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Editorial Cartoon

Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. Olmsted County •CHILDREN’S DANCE THEATRE received a $3,000 Presenter/ Production Assistance grant for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” - CDT Theatrical Dance Production. •DIVERSITY COUNCIL received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Celebrating Diversity and Inclusivity. •HAMBONE MUSIC FESTIVAL received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for 2013 Hambone Music Festival. •NORTHLAND WORDS

We want to drive large cars and trucks, often alone, and ignore the impact on the climate. Particularly noticeable this time of year is our desire to buy, buy, buy, usually without thinking about where all this stuff comes from. The discovery of American brands in the ashes of recent clothing factory fire in Bangledesh is no surprise. The workers had been locked in the factory. We have long known that our consumption habits rely on workers in deplorable conditions. Yet we feel entitled to fill our shopping carts, without regard to how it’s affecting others. It wasn’t that way until recently. For the first 100,000 years of human existence we were not so self-centered. Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, etc., were begun by people who never expected to see the results in their lifetime. There have been more immediate results to most endeavors, but we’ve seen people pull together time and time again for the greater good. There are still plenty of selfless

acts undertaken everyday, but as a society we have lost that edge. Could my generation ever stand up to, say, the “Greatest Generation” that made such sacrifices during the Second World War? We can’t be bothered to sort our recyclables, let alone save kitchen fats and scrounge for scrap metal. We can’t even be bothered to mute our cell phones in public! So what is behind this sense of entitlement? Success, in large part. Survival has become much easier. Whereas in 1950 the average family spent 30 percent of their income on food and over 40 percent on housing, today we spend less than half that. We haven’t had to make many sacrifices, unless you count delaying an upgrade to the latest PlayStation as a sacrifice. But there’s more to it. There is an insecurity component that causes us to “circle the wagons” of entitlement. Our culture is increasingly diverse in background and beliefs, and the response is too often to think less of anything or anyone different. I thought of this as I saw that

the story of the annual “War on Christmas” was back. You can be forgiven if you thought that canard died with “Paul Harvey News.” It’s the claim that Christians’ celebration of birth of the Savior is being taken away by lawsuits and the recognition of other faiths. Most often decried is the use of “X-mas.” Nevermind that “X-mas” has been used for decades, and that the “X” is actually the Greek letter “Chi” - long used to denote Christ. It entitles us to feel threatened. This is the perfect opportunity to set aside our sense of entitlement. That’s what really threatens our happiness - not allowing ourselves to be comfortable not just with people different than us but with uncertainty, with the occasional setback and, in general, less. Next time you are behind someone in line using food benefits to buy Doritos, just let it go. We have a bigger entitlement problem.

received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for 2013 Annual Jr. Troupe and Shakespeare Productions. •ROCHESTER ARIA GROUP received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for 3-concert season of classical vocal music. •ROCHESTER ART CENTER received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Adolescence Through the Lens. •ROCHESTER ARTS COUNCIL received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for ARTigras V. •ROCHESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for Four Concerts Presented by Rochester Chamber Music Society. •ROCHESTER DANCE COMPANY received a $7,000 Arts

& Cultural Heritage grant for The Nutcracker: A Tradition for All. •ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM GROUP received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for 18th Annual Rochester International Film Festival. •ROCHESTER MUSIC GUILD received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for John Marcus Bindel and Jonathan Burton present a Wagner Lecture Recital. •ROCHESTER REPERTORY THEATRE received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for Production of Yasmina Reza’s tragi-comedy “God of Carnage.” •ROCHESTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORALE

received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Symphonic Interactive Media Art. •RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF ROCHESTER MINNESOTA received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Hand in Hand - Heartists Helping Children. •SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA YOUTH ORCHESTRAS received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for SEMYO Concerto Competition and Spring Concert.

Government this week • Wednesday, Dec. 12, Byron City Council, Byron City Hall, 6pm. • Thursday, Dec. 13, Eyota City Council, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 17, Rochester City Council, Council/ Boardroom Chambers, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 17, Byron School Board, High School Board room #3305, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 17, Oronoco City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 17, Pine Island School Board, 7pm, Board Room • Tuesday, Dec. 18, Pine Island City Council, 7pm, City Hall • Tuesday, Dec. 18, Rochester School Board, 7pm Edison Building at 615 Seventh Street SW  Schedule subject to change.

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C ommentary Flying the Aardvark By John S. Plantikow (Pilot) and Stanley J. Gudmundson (RN) I spent seven years flying in the right seat of an FB-111A. If there were anything I would do the rest of my life it would be to fly the 111 for two or three hours every day. What a great airplane. The aircraft itself however, was considered to be very controversial as a result, among Col. Stan other things, of SecDef Gudmunsdson McNamara’s decision to field it for both the Air Force and Navy. Consequently it was never given an official name as other USAF airplanes are. Those of in the crew force had our own name for it. Because of its long nose we called it the aardvark, which is Dutch for earth pig. Actually that was appropriate since our mission and the airplane were dedicated to lowlevel nape of the earth flying. Or put another way, we and it liked being down in the weeds. Down in the weeds being defined by the aircraft’s terrain following radar system that would have us flying

at 1,000 feet above the ground at the highest clearance plane setting and 200 feet at its lowest. We generally didn’t fly supersonic unless we were training at Red Flag in Nevada or conducting a simulated attack on a Navy carrier battle group off the east coast. Code named Seabat these latter exercises occurred a couple of times a year. Essentially, we “launched the fleet” against the Navy using every flyable aircraft from either Plattsurgh AFB, NY or Pease AFB, NH. FB-111s made multiple attacks from all sorts of directions on the battle group. Four of the sorties were flown at supersonic speeds to simulate cruise missile attacks. Two aircraft flew two each and I was fortunate to fly two of them. After departing Plattsburgh, we refueled with KC-135s and then began our supersonic runs. We swept the wings back to 72 degrees, acclerated, then climbed to 40,000 feet to Mach 2.2. At 150 to 200 miles from the battle group we engaged the terrain following radar system to the flight control system for an automatic descent to low altitude. That provided a ten degree pitch down and an inspiring descent

Letter about historic buildings To the Editor, At the same time the clinic doctors were building on Pill Hill, the city’s business leaders were building on the south side of town, in the area between 2nd Street SW and Soldier’s Field. Names you may know like Kahler, Massey, Paine, Williams, Vine, and Lawler. Names you may not know like Knowlton, Stebbens, Drips, Tolefson, Blakely, Elliott, Cook, and Eaton. Today, that once prosperous neighborhood is now parking lots. Preservation

is about looking at our existing assets and promoting their use. After years of outward sprawl, some are now saying we need more housing downtown. We had housing downtown, but we failed to preserve it. Before we demolish more of the core neighborhoods, we need to examine what, if anything, should replace them. Many cities in Minnesota have preservation ordinances, and have used them to revitalize their communities. The state now offers Legacy grants and historic tax credits to help those


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rate of more than 24,000 feet a minute. As we descended we remained in minimum afterburner. As we reached thicker air, the aircraft slowed from Mach 2.2 to around Mach 1.2 or 1.3. The supersonic runs my pilot and I flew didn’t start out just exactly right however. Johnno selected afterburner on both engines but one afterburner (A/B) wouldn’t light. After trying to light it a few times I suggested to John that we put the aircraft into a descent to help us get through Mach 1 to see if the A/B would work at supersonic. He looked at me as if I was nuts but decided to try it anyway. It worked and we were off to the races. Air acts goofy near and above the speed of sound and requires some fancy engine inlet designs to make an aircraft fly supersonic. So why did this work for us? Haven’t a clue. What was the sensation flying a mission like that? Initially it was pretty hard to have much of a sensation at all given that we were in heavy weather for both runs. Until we broke out VFR it was much like being in the simulator. Afterburner operation in most airplanes is really just dumping raw fuel in back of the engine and igniting it for increased thrust. That means that most of the

aircraft with afterburners like the 111 are enormously inefficient in A/B. The 111’s empty weight was about 50,000 pounds, carried 32,500 pounds internally, and in stage 5, burned over 100,000 pounds of fuel an hour. Moreover, there was a five-minute time limit we could not exceed when the aircraft reached a certain temperature because of heat buildup on the airframe. The FB-111 was designated as a Mach 2.2 aircraft. We discovered though that the engines could push us an awful faster than that. The SR-71, in contrast, weighed about 60,000 pounds and carried a little over 80,000 pounds of fuel. Even with its much more powerful engines it would burn around 30,000 pounds of fuel an hour, at Mach 3+ at and over 70,000 feet. Such was the effect of an engine and inlet design that provided for more efficient ram jet operation. After accelerating, cruising for a time at Mach 2.2, and engaging the automatic TFR system to the autopilot, we were next anticipating reaching 5,000 feet above the water. The radar altimeter rang in and the aircraft pitched down another 2 degrees to 12 degrees at that altitude. That may not seem like much, but believe me it is normally a windscreen full of dirt. That pitchover told us that

the system was operating properly. Especially important for us because we couldn’t yet see the water. As we got closer to our 1,000 foot clearance plane setting, the aircraft began to level off. Since we knew the TFR was working just fine, we selected the 200 feet setting. We broke out at about 1,500 feet above the ocean to see the Navy fleet in front of us. Since I first enlisted in the Navy to start my military career and after having spent a year on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, this was a real treat for me. The rate of closure to the fleet was just indescribable. You can’t buy an experience like this. Perhaps this is why video games bore me. We passed over the battle group at a little over 900 knots. That’s 1,035 miles per hour. We did that twice. We had to go back to the tanker of course after the first pass for more fuel. And on the last pass we made our exit from the area by flying around a huge opaque white waterspout that extended from a heavy cloud to the water’s surface. And what did we all learn from this? You will have to ask the Navy.

who repair and reuse historic buildings. Many studies nationwide has found preservation to offer many benefits, including promoting tourism, increasing property values, and creating jobs. Even in Rochester, buildings like the Chateau Dodge Theater, Riverside Building, and the Balfour House were to be demolished, but instead were rehabilitated and serve us today. Kutzky is gaining homeowners who are looking to repair and maintain their homes. While Rochester continues to grow, preserving our landmarks and creating historic districts will help for better urban planning and maintain our city’s charm and style. Tim Schmitt Rochester, MN

Letter about the DMV To the Editor, A quick FYI for those people who CONSTANTLY whine and complain about the DMV: You stand there, glaring at all others around you, rolling your eyes because of the slowness of the staff WORKING behind the counter (who are HUMAN, working to pay the bills, help their family, just wanting to live a life they can enjoy); YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT to take what YOUR PROBLEM is out on the person working for the State, BLAMING THEM for your mistake. It is your IGNORANCE AND FAILURE to find out BEFORE hand what you need to PROVIDE there. Every time I go, I witness the staff constantly disrespected, torn down, argued with, challenged, blamed for what THE STATE OF MINNESOTA requires. Don’t we all know that those “incompetent DMV workers” must somehow have the almighty power and ability to BREAK THE LAWS

of THE MN GOVERNMENT just for YOU! WRONG. We ALL as MN Residents have to follow the same LAWS! Even those who work there! Do you think procrastinating until THE LAST MINUTE possibly may contribute to the length of the lines? If you do NOT have what’s required, IT IS YOUR INDIVIDUAL FAULT. Consequences are yours. Take RESPONSIBILITY. It’s quite childish. Come on, quit the blame game. Maybe the lines would be shorter if we all WOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES AND OUR ACTIONS. It’s disgusting. If you’re that disrespectful towards average working people, you don’t deserve to be on the road; driving is a PRIVILEGE, so if you lose it, it’s on you. At least I know I treat EVERYONE with respect, knowing we all have our own struggles and my conscience is clear. Is yours? Sophie Rollie Rochester, MN

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On the literary trappings of New Orleans “The literary trappings of New Orleans are, to be sure, a great drawing card to writers and dreamers.” In New Orleans, Mon Amour, a collection of columns and essays on what a catch New Orleans is to a lovesick Transylvanian transplant to the city, Andrei Codrescu locates himself among a cadre of literary giants who have known New Orleans as their muse: William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, John Kennedy O’Toole, Kate Chopin, Truman Capote among others. By the title Codrescu’s attitude toward the city is evident. The essays date back twenty years to 1985, each piece no longer than a Shouts and Murmurs New Yorker blurb, perhaps a hundred and fifty words. Each piece depicts one facet of New

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Orleans’s curious allure: voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, an evening of joyful lizard gazing, how cemeteries are the most popular picnic spots in town, infamous governors and the unthinkable mendacity of N.O.P.D., soil and river fog as gumbo. They read as stories told after dinner with cognac and cigars. Stories told around the campfire, or as charming as Codrescu makes them seem, around one of the postapocalyptic hellfires of New Orleans’s Carnival. Perhaps stories told around the flambeaux. What New Orleans is, according to Codrescu, is protean, and best approached through a multitude of metaphors. New Orleans is a place always halfsubmerged in a dream. New Orleans is where the dead pass casually by. New Orleans is

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Call the OCJ at 507-288-5201 to advertise or offer news tips! nearly 40 percent of Orleans Parish. He also neglects to notice or write much of the African Americans who comprise more than two-thirds of the city population. Codrescu’s New Orleans is mostly the Garden District New Orleans, the oysters at Commanders Palace

New Orleans, the Tom Collins at Molly’s in the French Quarter New Orleans. Though not quite the upper-crust, the white, debutante ball, Mardi Gras krewe royalty New Orleans, he and his posse register just a smidge beneath that—white, upper-middle class, writerswith-a-lot-of-free-time-to-haveprovocative-poetic-encounters New Orleans. As consequence, at times, when held against at least a twothirds majority of what New Orleans actually is—black and working class poor— Codrescu’s narrative seems a bit out of touch, sheltered by azaleas and

jasmine. Codrescu nods at the current violence in the city in quoting an 1857 tourist who said “the proportion of crime to the population is perfectly astounding” to essentially say that New Orleans has always been chock-full of rapscallions. Crime has always concentrated in the Dirty South. It is not now any more shocking than it always has been. Possibly, since more than half of the pieces in New Orleans, Mon Amour were written before 1994 when the thug life scene in New Orleans surged to rival Los Angeles and the city became the per-capita murder capital of the United States, Codrescu’s portrayal of New Orleans as a tropical nymph-laden paradise amid banana, palm, fig trees and live oaks where contrarians and the repressed masses of our country come to uncloak themselves and unleash their true, poetic selves—this dream-world New Orleans is actually what has been lost in the decade since New Orleans’s history was punctuated, and punctured, by Hurricane Katrina. If so, Codrescu’s highly romantic account of New Orleans, according to his own prophecy that “violent history takes a long time and a lot of forgetfulness to become romantic” — implies that either he does not know the violence of the place he lives, or something like New Orleanian voodoo, or excessive alcohol, has cast its spell and rendered him blissfully forgetful. New Orleans is a Mon Amour, an unhealthy relationship just too good to quit.


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Truth-in-taxation meeting draws few By Karen Snyder Pine Island taxpayers don’t appear to have much concern about where their tax dollars are going in paying for their schools. Or else, perhaps they have total faith in their school board. Each year before adopting their next year’s tax levies, Minnesota cities, counties and school districts must hold public “truth-in-taxation” meetings. That’s the law, said Pine Island


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a talented, eclectic mix of juried artists, high quality exhibits, and recently a poetry reading by Christopher Robinson and art demonstration by Joni Finnegan. Barbara Keith’s mosaic art, on display currently, is a visual feast for the senses. Each design is formed from intricate pieces of stained glass, placed to shape people in motion, animals, landscapes, and my favorite, a train. Her Mosaic Zoo in ABC’s graces the children’s wing of a hospital in LA and can be purchased as a book, Mosaic Zoo: ABC, from www. As Franklin D Roosevelt once said, “Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.”

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Read a book to a child, or create art, or build something, or bake something or just be silly together. Make tea and cookies, and invite a neighbor over, or visit someone who is unable to get out and would love your company. Invite someone to share a Christmas show or music or a children’s concert or play. A Christmas Carol is playing at the Commonweal Theater at present. Instead of endless Christmas shopping and decorating, spend some time with someone special; creating a memory that will be remembered long after the season is over. uate of Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He currently works as an Automotive Technician at Hansen Tire Division of Bauer Built in Preston, Minn. Sheena is a 2005 high school graduate of Decorah High School and college graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. She currently works as the Creative Director at the Fillmore County Journal in Preston, Minn. A reception to celebrate will be held in June 2013.

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Dear Children of Olmsted County, Please send your letter to Santa to the Fillmore County Journal and we will publish it in the Wednesday, December 19 newspaper -- just in time for Santa’s visit. All letters to Santa should be submitted to the Journal by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. You can send them via e-mail to santa@olmstedcountyjournal. com, or mail them to the Journal at P.O. Box 6697, Rochester, MN 55903. 507.289.7496 | 497 37th St. NE, Rochester, MN Hearth and Fireplace Showroom

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within the walls. Each location also brought something unique to the tour this year, whether it was a distinctive decorative theme, delectable edible treats, or even live musicians bringing joyful sounds throughout

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the hallways and bedrooms. One example is Peter and Vicki Torkelson’s theme of being environmentally friendly and decorating with artificial green decorations and livening up the tree with various fruits and cookies. In the Fillmore House each room spoke Christmas greetings with an array of décor. The 1898 shared a variety of elegant snacks for guests. And in addition to much, much more, within the Inn at Sacred Clay Farm, one could take in the beauty of a giant Christmas tree within the high, open ceilings. After weeks of planning and hours of preparation, this year’s Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour set the tone for the festive, celebratory holiday season in Fillmore County. From decorations to the pure beauty of Lanesboro’s inns and B&Bs, this small community only progresses its renowned title of “Bed and Breakfast Capital” into the holiday season.

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Primerica promotes local representative to Regional Vice President Primerica announced today the promotion of Daryn Ruggeberg to Regional Vice President. In making the announcement, John Addison, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the company, stated, “I am pleased to announce that Daryn Ruggeberg has joined this exceptional group of leaders. Daryn’s success is a barometer of the number of people that Primerica has helped prepare for a more secure financial future -- and that’s what we’re all about. Thanks to dedicated leaders like Daryn, Primerica is an industry leader, providing real financial solutions to millions of clients.” In response to the news, Ruggeberg said, “I am very gratified by this promotion -- it means a lot of long hours and hard work have begun to pay off. But the most satisfying aspect of being a Primerica representative is know that you

are helping other people take control of their personal finances. I look forward to expanding our business in order to serve even more people in the community.” About Primerica: Primerica, Inc. headquartered in Duluth, GA, is a leading distributor of financial products to middle-income families in North America. Primerica representatives educate their Main Street clients about how to better prepare for a more secure financial future by assessing their needs and providing appropriate solutions through term life insurance, which we underwrite, and mutual funds, annuities, and other financial products, which we distribute primarily on behalf of third parties. In addition, Primerica provides an entrepreneurial full or part-time business opportunity for individuals seek-

ing to earn income by distributing the company’s financial products. We insure more than 4.3 million lives and approximately 2 million clients maintain investment accounts with us. Primerica is a member of the Russell 2000 Stock index and is traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PRI.” Additional information on Primerica is available on their web site (http:/

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Evergreens and a birch tree say Christmas It’s time to gather a couple armfuls of evergreen branches from my backyard pines and spruces. While I am at it, I’ll collect a bunch of redosier dogwood branches from a hedge planting, plus Iris Clark a few other Neumann branches with tiny crabapples still clinging to them. I’ll add these to the branches taken from a birch tree near our cabin in northern Wisconsin. Collectively they will provide green and reddish contrasts once they are stuck into my landscape pots near the entrance of our home. During the summer the pots produce a succession of floral color or interesting foliage, ending when mums can no longer survive a string of heavy frosts. Once the nine pots are filled

with their finery, I will add a few lights to sparkle and light the pathway for my Christmas time guests. As I write this and envision the scene in my mind, it helps motivate me to start the complicated process of transforming my house into a Christmas house. Each year I intend to get started early, moving from room to room in the weekends leading up to Christmas while emptying box after box of decorations. The ornaments will fill tabletops, several trees and cluster in corners. Regular room adornments will hibernate in the Christmas boxes, thus making room for Santas, snowmen, angels and manger scenes. As much as I love Christmas and having guests at my house for the holidays, I find it harder each year to make all the needed preparations. For several years now, I have taken an entire week of vacation right before Christmas to finally set the holiday scene at my house. Over a decade ago I wrote that once I start opening those Christ-


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branches were destined to coming back home and becoming part of my outdoor potted arrangements. I held the tree in the pot while my husband poured in the rock. Later I added a single strand of white lights and a few woodsy decorations—three wooden fish and an owl. To make room for our lighted birch, we moved a few pieces of furniture a bit and in the end stood back to admire how we had improved our simple inside setting. There will be no multitude of boxed holiday decorations opened up there. We have a single lighted birch tree, a wooden snowman on a windowsill and real snow decorating the landscape outside. That’s it, but it felt like Christmas to us.

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Classifieds AUCTION CALENDAR Sat., Dec. 15 - 9am - Selling Antiques, Tools, and Household items. Selling a large selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, woodworking tools and household items from Richard Hovelson Estate plus office equipment & 2 parties downsizing. Auction held at Spring Valley Sales Auction. For more information contact Spring Valley Sales Auction online at www. or Sat., Dec. 15 - 11am - Absolute Real Estate Auction. Hasselmann Trust. Held at Preston Golf & Country Club 27486 St. Hwy. 16 W. Preston, MN. For more information contact Gehling Auction at 1-800-770-0347 or online at Tues., Dec. 18 - 1pm - Real Estate Development Live Onsite Auction. The development consists of 24 individual lots with city water/sewer, electric, curb and gutter already in place. Auction held at Real Estate Development Site. For more information contact Grafe Auction at 1-800328-5920 or www.grafeauction. Thurs., Dec. 20 - 4pm - Building in Sargeant, MN Auction. Building and Auction Location: From I-90 near Austin, MN take Co. Rd. 56 North for about 9 miles. Then turn East on Co. Rd. 1 for 1 and 1/2 miles. 107 Main Street, Sargeant, MN. For more information contact Jensen Real Estate & Auction, 507-373-5660 or www. Fri., Dec. 28 - 9:30am - Upcoming Notice. Selling all types of farm machinery, vehicles and farm related items. Sale Site: Gehling Implement & Auction Company, Preston, MN. Advertising Deadline Dec. 13, 2012. For more information contact Gehling Auction at 1-800-770-0347 or online at

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507251-5297. s8tfn- x FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s8tfn- x FOR SALE: Internet-ready, eMac computers, 1ghz, 80gb, 512mb RAM, InDesign Master Suite Collection software. All products for media desktop publishing included. Asking $249 or best offer. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s8tfn- x Klassic Treasures 8th Anniversary Sale. 50% off most items in the store thru Dec. 31st. COME! Start your shopping today. 501 Hwy 63 South, Racine, MN 507-378-2134 s21,28,5- x


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EMPLOYMENT PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE assistant for growing mental health practice. 12-15 hours per week. Flexible scheduling. Duties include filing, accounting, office correspondence, data entry, interaction with clients upon check-in, and answering phones. Candidate must have experience working with diverse populations, understand or be willing to learn about data privacy, have excellent communication skills and be versed in Microsoft Office programs. Please send applications Attn: Director at 1652 Greenview Dr. SW, Suite 290, Rochester, MN 55902. h12,19,26- o PT HOUSEKEEPER: Shorewood Senior Campus has an opening for a housekeeper for 16-20 hours/week and every 5th weekend and occasional holidays. This position will work with the housekeeping team to keep all community areas of the building clean and orderly, as well as clean apartments for residents. The candidate must be flexible, possess a good attention to detail, and be a team player. Previous experience preferred. Please apply in person at: Shorewood Senior Campus, 2115 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902. h12- o

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PUBLIC NOTICES STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF OLMSTED THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: OTHER CIVIL State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Court File No: _________________ Assigned Judge: _______________ Plaintiff, vs. SUMMONS Jose R. Pompa and Christopher A. Caffes, Defendants THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO JOSE R. POMPA AND CHRISTOPHER A. CAFFES. 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is attached to this Summons. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons. 2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 30 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this summons a written response called an Answer within 30 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at: VanDerHeyden Law Office, P.A. 302 Elton Hills Drive NW, Suite 300 PO Box 6535 Rochester, MN 55903-6535 3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not answer within 30 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Court File No: ____________________ Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint. 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. Dated: September 11, 2012 VANDERHEYDEN LAW OFFICE, P.A. BY: ________________________________ David W. VanDerHeyden (122622) Brian J. Ellsworth (0390596) Patton C. Prunty (0389546) Attorneys for Plaintiff 302 Elton Hills Drive NW, Suite 300 Post Office Box 6535 Rochester MN 55903-6535 (507) 281-2315 Publish 5,12,19

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