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Olmsted County Fair merges Country and City By Mitchell Walbridge

Volunteers preparing the beer for the Beer Mile fundraiser.

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Beer Mile: An insider view of this unique race for a cause By Tom O’Leary

The words ‘beer’ and ‘mile’ don’t seem to fit together, yet Thursday, July 18 in Byron, Minn., beer mile rolled off the tongue in a perfectly natural fashion. Team R.E.D. hosted its first ever running of the Beer Mile as a fundraiser for the Byron Community Fund. I’ll admit, when I first heard rumblings of a beer mile, I thought it sounded fun, but something we would just talk about and not actually do. As the idea continued to float around week after week, I began to think we might do this, but

it will be a small group of runners taking on the challenge under a cloak of secrecy. Next thing I know, Dan Mesenburg of Byron and Jen Schrandt of Rochester, Minn. took on the role of race directors and pulled together an official, full scale event. The race was on, and it would take place at the start of Byron Good Neighbor Days weekend. You may be asking yourself, “What is a beer mile?” The Beer Mile is an official race consisting of four beers and four quarter miles. Participants must consume one 12 ounce beer before running their first quarter mile. Then consume


another 12 ounce beer, and run another quarter mile, repeating the pattern until four beers and four quarter miles are complete. The race directors did an excellent job of making sure this didn’t become reckless behavior. Upon registering, each participant was required to sign a waiver naming his or her designated driver for the evening. Additionally, the participants were required to provide contact information for that driver. I felt this was a strong reminder to everyone that we need to act responsibly. Understanding this event See BEER MILE Page 9 

The Olmsted County Fair – “Where Country and City Come Together” – is currently underway with events running until Sunday, July 28. The Olmsted County Fair has been occurring annually for over a century, giving the residents of Olmsted County a chance to enjoy great food, activities and entertainment. Dating back to October 3 and 4 of 1860 the first Olmsted County Fair began. The celebration was only two days at its inception, but now, 153 years later, the Olmsted County Fair extends for an entire week. But in the timeframe of a century and a half, it is no surprise that the Olmsted County Fair has experienced a few bumps in the road. In 1900 the Olmsted County Fairgrounds were sold for just over $6,000, meaning

that the fair would temporarily end as the Southern Minnesota Agricultural Association dissolved. To make up for the lack of a county fair, school fairs were held from 1904 to 1911 under the direction of county superintendents. However, although they served as an interim shortterm solution, Dr. Christopher Graham came to the rescue in 1912 by offering a lease agreement with the Agricultural Association to host the fair on Graham’s land. Only seven years later Olmsted County received a generous gift from Dr. Graham, land and property valued at $60,000 at the time “to be used as fair grounds and an aviation field,” according to the Rochester Post & Record of October 1919. See FAIR Page 7 

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Clearing of the wreckage left by the 2010 flood continues, Oronoco Mayor Kevin McDermott told the city council at its July 16 meeting. “We’re in the process of demolishing homes now.” Even when the buildings are gone, remaining messes will need to be picked up. “Hammond and Zumbro Falls have

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Obituaries Joseph “Jo Jo” M. Carter Joseph “Jo Jo” M. Carter, 55, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Joseph was born on April 3, 1958, in Hillsboro, Ill. to Arthur and Gladys (Collins) Carter. He was raised in southern Illinois, where he lived until 1995, when he moved to Rushford where he lived the remainder of his life. Joseph loved putting a smile on everybody’s face and would do anything for anybody. He is survived by his siblings: Ralph (Barb) Carter of Illinois, John (Brenda) Carter of Oklahoma, Douglas (Marla) Carter of Illinois, Jack (Rhonda) Carter of Illinois, LeCreta Fox of Marble, Minnesota, Linda Jenkins of Peterson, Minn., Nicodemus Carter of Illinois, Katina (Jackie) Baggett of Arkansas, and Mingo (Vicki) Carter of Illinois; and by many nieces and nephews, and greatnieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings. There was a visitation for Joseph on Monday, July 15, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford. Jerry Roger DeVilder Jerry was born on October 10, 1941, in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of Freddie Albert De Vilder and Margaret Emma (Lavent) De Vilder. He spent his early years in and around Brooklyn, Iowa, attending country schools in Madison and Bear Creek townships. He graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1960 and enlisted in the Navy in 1961. When his father died suddenly in 1962, Jerry was discharged to return to the family farm and help his mother and seven younger siblings at home. Jerry attended Ellsworth Junior College, where he played football, and later received an AA degree at Kirkwood Community College. Jerry moved to Rochester, Minn.,

in 1986 and was employed as a sales associate for Montgomery Ward and at Chuck’s Appliance Store. At the time of his death he was Maintenance Manager at Hillcrest Apartments. Jerry’s life took a dramatic turn in 1978, with a renewal of his Christian faith commitment. He spoke often and freely of his faith wherever he was. He was an active member of New Life Worship Center while living in Rochester. Jerry put himself fully into whatever he undertook, whether it was his job as maintenance manager or helping tend the grounds of the church or working with the Mechanical History Roundtable at the History Center of Olmsted County in Rochester. For a number of years he spent his vacation time helping with the fall harvest on his brother David’s farm and for neighboring farmers. He loved farm life and antique tractors and was especially proud of his own restored Farmall M tractor. A very social guy, Jerry enjoyed spending time with friend John Robey in Brooklyn in recent years, going to races, participating in antique tractor pulls and exhibitions, and visiting friends and family. He took special pleasure in getting to know his grandsons and watching their sporting activities. Jerry died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the History Center farm as he was parking his tractor after mowing. He is survived by his sons, Adam DeVilder and Matthew Zimmerman; stepchildren Deanna Slaven-Hagele and Brian Slaven; three grandsons; and his siblings, David (Margery) DeVilder, Mary O’Connor, Carolyn (Lyle) Roudabush, Christine (Steven) George, Sam (Judy) DeVilder, and Jeff (Sara) DeVilder. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Cynthia (John) Lurkens, by his former wife Cynthia Clubb, and by his former wife, Rita Downs. A memorial service will be held at New Life Worship Center in Rochester at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 26. Leslie Kenneth Hovde Leslie Kenneth Hovde, 93 of

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 - 9:30am 45 1st Ave. NE, Oronoco, MN (507)367-4329 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) Monday, February 27, 2012


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Rushford, Minn. died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. Les was born July 11, 1920 in Rushford to John Peter and Hazel (Torgerson) Hovde. Les graduated from Rushford High School in 1938. He Leslie Kenneth farmed his Hovde entire life, and farming was his life. Later on in life, he also worked as a Winona County Assessor. Les enjoyed horseshoes and was a shortstop for Ben Niggley. He is survived by his sister, Anita Anderson; nieces and nephews, Roger Anderson of Rushford, Sandy (Fran) Becker of South St. Paul, Peggy (Bill) Krock of Santa Barbara, Calif., Holly (Matt) Van Zant of West St. Paul and Rich (Laurel Ann) Anderson of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, J.P. Anderson. Funeral Service will be 11 am, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Rushford Lutheran church with the Reverend Roger Michaelson officiating. Visitation will be at 9 am until the time of the service. Les will be laid to rest at Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Rushford Lutheran Church. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service – Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.

NOTICE y is seeking Fillmore County Ag Societ the fair ground. bids for electrical work at 2-1082 for Contact Greg Dornink, 507-27 5th, send information. Bid due Marchy, Box 364, to Fillmore County Ag Societ Preston, MN 55965. Kathy Tesmer y Fillmore County Ag Societ Publish 27



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Theatre Chris Graves at the following address: And: istrator om est Fillmore County Zoning Admin www.jemmovies.c Matthew J. Opat, P.A. All that part of the Northw of Publish 27 r Attorney at Law of the Southwest Quarte Range PO Box 455 35, Township 104 North, d Street lying ota, Secon SE 22 Minnes , save! County and e popcorn Fillmor Bring your own bucket for the M REqUEST fOR qUOTES, Chatfield, MN 55923 the north right of way line of TO EACH d CITy Of PRESTON 3. YOU MUST RESPOND State Recreational Trail, being g quotes your written The City of Preston is seekinA detailed CLAIM. The Answer is by metes and bounds as followsc In aint. Hall. City Compl in fs’ work est Plaintif eling northw the for remod response to Beginning at the eted is you r compl be to whethe work state said the of of must description your Answer you the Southwest Quarter Fillmore Street paragraph of , available at City Hall, 210 agree or disagree with each the Plaintiffs 35; thence N89°58’42”E more likely NAD Kids who drink before age15 are 5 times West or online at www.p the Complaint. If you believe County Coordinate System for on Friday March to have alcohol problems when they’re adults. along the north not be given everything askedyour Quotes are due by 10am should ment), Adjust 507at n say so in 1337. 9th. Please contact Joe Hoffma in the Complaint, you must said Southwest Quarter, ns. To learn more, go to the 765-2153 with any questio Answer. the northeast corner of Publish 27 CASE IF YOU or call 1.800.729.6686 Quar 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR Quarter of said Southwest EN RESPONSE l WRITT east A the SEND along NOT DO S01°32’54”E, PERSON THE S TO said LAINT of r COMP TO THE Northwest Quarte NOTICE ONS. If you the n CARROLTON TOwNShIP WHO SIGNED THIS SUMM you will lose Quarter, 360.02 feet to March the hold will hip days, s 20 Carrolton Towns do not answer within way line of the Minne of 4:30 at side Audit your of tell to Board N86 7th meeting and this case. You will not get Recreational Trail; thence es. may decide line, p.m. due to Lenten Servic of the story, and the Court along said right of way Luanne Storelee Plaintiffs everysa against you and award the thence southwesterly along Carrolton Township Clerk conc in the Complaint. If you for curve, a asked along thing line, way Publish 20,27 claims stated of do not want to contest the southeast, central angle not need to do ch you and aint, feet 2 Compl the 1687.0 in radius of ent can then be 140 respond. 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a sister, Poa Pay and her husband Mengkhun of Rochester; nephews, Vutha Un and his wife Soeuy Phoeun of Rochester, and Pisey Un and his wife Mom of Richmond, Va; and a niece, Dary A. Un and her husband Saws, also of Richmond. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two children.

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had a passion for woodworking and music, having played the bass in several local bands. He worked for many years at Watlow in Winona, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Kristin of Peterson; sons, Forrest (Melisa) of Mabel, Minn., Ezra (Jennifer) of La Crosse, Wis., and Gabriel of Dresbach, Minn.; grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephews, Kyle and Royce Musselman. A gathering of family and friends was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service in Rushford.

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Lawrence F. “Larry” Zincke Lawrence F. “Larry” Zincke, 93, of Chatfield, Minn., formerly of Stewartville, Minn., died, surrounded by family Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Chosen Valley Care Center where he had resided three days. Kenneth D. O’Kada Lawrence Francis Zincke was Kenneth D. O’Kada, 75, died on born Jan. 29, 1920. on the Zincke Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Iowa City family farm in Pleasant Grove VA Health Care System in Iowa Township, to William and Ruth City, Iowa. (Lloyd) Zincke. He graduated from Kenneth “Ken” was born on Chatfield High School in 1937. November On January 27, 1942, he mar5, 1937 in ried Margaret “Dolly” Jacobson in Cresco, Iowa Chatfield. The couple lived on the to Henry and family farm most of their married Violet (Betts) lives. Larry was extremely proud O’Kada. He of the Zincke Century Farm which was a Cresco began in 1898 and is now being High School run by the fourth and fifth generaState wrestling tions. c h a m p i o n . Kenneth D. His faith was a big part of his O’Kada Ken attended life and he was a longtime member Iowa State University for a few of the Chatfield United Methodyears, and then joined the United ist Church, serving on multiple States Navy. On November 1, boards, teaching Sunday school 1969, Ken married Susanne Glen- and singing in the church choir. na. Together they farmed the Lime He was also a 4-H leader. Larry Springs and Cresco areas. He was served on the Pleasant Grove Town a Disabled American Veteran and Board for 19 years, was a longAmerican Legion Post #135 mem- time member of the Pleasant Grove ber. Cemetery Board, and was a school Ken is survived by his wife, board member for the District 139 Charles “Chuck” Susanne of Lime Springs, IA, son, country school. Henry Musselman Charles “Chuck” Henry Mus- Daniel (Hyunji) of Harmony, Larry was happiest when he was selman, 65, of Peterson, Minn., Minn., who is expecting twins in surrounded by loved ones, and he died after an eight-year battle with November, daughter, Kimberly of and Dolly enjoyed hosting many dementia on Wednesday, July 10, West Union, IA, and her children, holidays and picnics for their Brittany, Aaron, Tyler, Torin, Mar- extended families. His life was 2013, at Tweettin, and Emma, his siblings, Carl, centered around farm, family and en Lutheran Glen, Ida (Pete) Krueger, and June faith. He was a role model for all Hea lthcare O’Kada Center in who knew him. A Celebration of Life gathering He is survived by his loving wife Spring Grove, will be held in September 2013 of 71 years and their four children, Minn. surafter Ken’s grandson Aaron com- Ruth (Earl) Holets of Chatfield, rounded by his pletes Marine basic training. family. Judith Weivoda of Chatfield, Chuck was David (Amy) Zincke of StewartCharles Hok Sin born in Glen- “Chuck” Henry ville, and Kathryn (Pat) Hanson Hok Sin, 72, of Rochester, of Chatfield; 10 grandchildren and wood, Minn., Musselman Minn., died Thursday, July 18, 13 great-grandchildren. He is also on March 19, 1948, to Charles and Ann (Han- 2013 at his Rochester home. survived by one sister, Lorraine son) Musselman. When he was in Born and raised in Cambodia, Herrick and one half-brother, Russeventh grade, his family moved to Hok Sin served his country in the sell (Bea) Zincke, all of Rochester, Pag RNA L OLMSTED COU NTY JOU February 27, 2012 Monday, National Lanesboro, Minn. and he gradu- Cambodian Armed Force Minn.; as well as many nieces and ated from Lanesboro High School Khmer as a colonel from 1960 to nephews. PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICES LIC PUB Main Ave. Harmony in 1960, his wife He was preceded in death by in 1966. Following he 1975. Married Call to IO N CTgraduation, AUInstitute you M Verifthe JE died during couple’s escape to his parents, his stepmother, FranSee e attended the Art in Miny h Mo ATRE LE ND AR atotvies THE CAyear. invie1975. He moved to ces Zincke, and brothers, Gordon, neapolis forSun., one M Tickets ~Thailand $5 Adult • $4 Kids & Seniors Mar 4 - Coin, Tool & House hold . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 Valley Sales Auction at Spring he Auction. Held . . . . …. 7:30 States in 1979, was a A few years later, wasMN.intro-FS .. MM the Frederick Erwin, and Raymond. . 3 . . . United Bldg., 412 East Park St, Spring Valley, . 4 . .… 4:00 & 7:30 M . S Sales Valley Spring more info. contactBell through construction engineer, and lived in duced to ForCo.Kristin Larry and his family want to (507)346-2183. Journal. Notice in the Connecticut until 2003. Retiring mutual friends, and they were maracknowledge the wonderful care he ing Upcom Thur., Mar. 22 - 9:30 am, Notice of . 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It’s a Dirty Job! It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it! As I opened the fridge door the past two days, I could smell an awful odor. I knew there must be something in there lurking around wanting to be let out. I filled the kitchen sink half-full of soapsuds and water and popped in Katie Van a fresh dish Sickle cloth. Next, I carefully opened the fridge door and started my inspection. There were many plastic storage dishes with flat plastic covers. You know...the kind that you

swish out all the air so the food doesn’t spoil. I was at a “Plastic Container” party years ago and the demonstrator went around the room asking each person to tell what their favorite container was and what they used it for. I volunteered that my favorite container was the dark green cereal (size) bowls and I used them for left overs and as soon as they turned green or white on the top, I knew it was time to throw the food away. Well, as I opened each cover, I uncovered another smell and another smell. I was still looking for the smell of the original odor. Upon opening the ninth plastic container I saw some gray matter (like a harvested brain). It also had two yellow

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cle as what I would otherwise consider national media (CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX -- TV is always the worst), this magazine does attract a national audience of more than 1.4 million subscribers. So, to the credit of Rolling Stone magazine, they have survived 46 years (founded in 1967) of publishing experience mingling pop culture and politics. But, in my opinion, their recent decision to publish Dzhokhar (“Jahar”) Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, on the cover of their magazine was absolutely distasteful and disrespectful.

spots and one white fuzzy mass in the middle. What could this have been? White fur with yellow eyes? I had an urge to pet it! After emptying it, I decided it had been mashed potatoes from an un-recent meal. Is that a new word for you? Un-recent means: not this week or even last week, but maybe the week before that! Spell check didn’t like it and neither did Webster’s Dictionary. Once the plastic containers were emptied down the garbage disposal I moved on to the fruit and vegetable drawers. Out came moldy grapes, a “dead” head of lettuce and frozen carrots (did I mention that the back of the veggie drawer freezes things solid). Finally I discovered the original bad odor. It was in the vegetable drawer.... a half head of cauliflower. None of the head was white anymore, and it looked “gooey”...can you identify with this sight at all? Next, I took out four white styrofoam boxes from un-recent restaurant visits. I did not even open them to see what I was

throwing out. I started to gag thinking about how they would look if I opened the covers. My stomach was churning. Now it’s on to the top shelf. It’s where we keep jams and jelly. At all times we have five to six jars open. My husband likes to buy the jam in glass containers with a handle on the side at one of the big box home improvement stores. They look like beer mugs. We have collected so many of these that I’m thinking of selling them by the case to the local Brew Pub. By the way, no mold on any of the jams and jellies, but many toast crumbs under and around them. In the shelves on the inside of the doors are bottles of salad dressing. One of our daughtersin-law always checks the “out date” before using any dressing and I know why. She is trying to keep us from poisoning ourselves. Today I found three jars of red cherries. Two smelled ok, but I only kept the one that had a purchased date that I had written on the top of the jar. It was Jan 23, 2013, so I better plan to use

them soon. I remember my mother saying, “I never clean the fridge when your Dad is in the kitchen.” Dad did not like to see any food wasted. My husband doesn’t spend much time in the kitchen so I don’t have to keep any secrets. Cleaning the fridge is not my favorite thing to do, I’d rather be reading the newspaper or checking out the second hand stores. I’ve decided that a man invented the refrigerator. No person (woman) would have put so many pieces of plastic together with so many small plastic squares on the underside of a shelf. Each small square has four corners and I ran out of cotton tips for the corners. I had to refer to the owner’s manual to figure out why it seemed impossible to get all the shelves and drawers out of this oblong box. If HE had to clean it just once, he would have come up with a better design. May all your cleaning duties be more fun than this was.

If Jahar’s photo was appearing on the cover of Inside Time, the “National Newspaper for Prisoners,” then I would say that would be an appropriate piece for the incarcerated masses. What Rolling Stone magazine editor Jann Wenner did with his decision to publish Jahar’s photo on the cover was purely to stimulate response. He wanted me to write an opinion piece, so our readers would look up the August 1, 2013 Rolling Stone magazine cover photo on the Internet and seek out even more discussion relating to whether it was right or wrong to publish this photo on the cover. Wenner wanted other media outlets to discuss this issue from the angle of Freedom of Speech and Free-

dom of Expression versus the power of art. Wenner wants his front page cover photo to be worth more than a thousand words. Senator John McCain even commented on the photo cover on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when he said, “I thought it was stupid, and I thought it was inappropriate.” Unfortunately, what Wenner did worked. He knew it would get the attention he was seeking without compromising his relationship with more than 1.4 million subscribers. If anything, Jenner has probably sold more copies. The next thing you know, we’ll see copies of this distasteful Rolling Stone magazine appearing on eBay up for auction with an autograph on the cover by Dzhokhar (“Jahar”) Tsarnaev himself. Well, that will just keep the story going even longer, so Jenner can enjoy the media mileage of sensationalism one more time. If we find disdain toward Rolling Stone magazine about this photographic sensationalism we should first be upset with editors like Jann Wenner, and then we should be upset with ourselves. The only reason sensationalism works is because we as a society flock to these situations. This will be discussed and then forgotten in weeks to come until our national media finds another story to beat like a dead horse. How many of us would have never known about the Rolling Stone magazine cover if it wasn’t brought to our attention? I am not a subscriber of Rolling Stone, nor have I ever been, and I have only ever picked up a copy when sitting in professional setting such as a doctor’s office. I guess what concerns me

most about Rolling Stone magazine’s cover photo of Dzhokhar (“Jahar”) Tsarnaev is that it almost glorifies someone who has allegedly devastated so many lives. Why would Wenner endorse this? This sensationalism and glorification takes someone who is presumably evil and turns them into a celebrity in the eyes of an impressionable audience. It’s disgusting, and I have already wasted 591 more words on this subject than I ever should have.

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Thompson Family recognized as a 2013 ‘U of M Farm Family’ ROCHESTER, Minn. —The Donny & Holly Thompson family of Plainview, Minn. has been named Olmsted County’s “2013 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. The Thompson farm is a century farm, recognized back in 1976 under Donny’s parents,

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Dale and Monica Thompson. Donny is the fourth generation to farm the land. Dale started milking cows back in 1956. Today, Donny, Holly and kids have both commercial & registered Holsteins and red and whites under the “Holly-D” prefix. In 2006, a new dairy facility with free stalls and parlor was built, housing nearly 200 head of registered and grade Holsteins. All young stock is raised either at home or on their second farm. Calves are fed from about one week through weaning on a Delaval automatic calf feeder. Adding to that technology, they also have daily milk weights and activity monitoring for all cows. These are large, up-front expenses but they’ve helped reduce reliance on hired labor. Cows are milked twice a day in the double eight parallel parlor. The Thompson’s also crop over 700 acres and have many more acres in pasture, woods, and waterways.

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The entire family helps on the farm. Donny mixes all feed, cleans barns, assists with herd health activities and manages the crop entity. Holly milks cows, maintains records, does bookwork, analyzes parlor and activity information, manages embryo transplant programs and helps in the field. Nick also milks cows both before and after school, feeds young stock age 4 months to 14 months, assists in the fields, and helps maintain equipment. Katie feeds all calves, oversees the calf feeder, milk cows whenever available, and heads-up the show string. Clara feeds chickens, milks cows in the evening, and looks for any other ways to help the family. The children are very involved in 4-H, FFA, sports and dairy activities. The Thompson’s donate time, talents, resources, and monies whenever possible to these causes. They’ve helped buy uniforms for the softball team and bleachers for the football stadium. Holly is the dairy superintendent for the county fair. She’s also been a 4-H club leader and adult volunteer. DHIA is another one of her passions; she is the SE district director serving on the Minnesota DHIA board. Holly has also been busy on the national level with being the vice chair of the scholarship committee and the central caucus secretary. Donny and Holly were both raised in very strong farm families who believed that hard work and dedication pay off. This is what they hope they are instilling in their own children. They hope that other farm kids also


see the rewards and decide to come back to the farm. The Thompson’s are one of approximately 87 farm families from around the state, one from each participating county, being honored by the University this year. The families will be officially recognized in a ceremony Thursday, August 8 at the annual Farmfest near Redwood Falls, Minn. Profiles of the 2013 honorees and information on the recognition event can be found on the University’s farm family website, http://mnfarmfamilies. Families receiving honors were selected by their local county Extension committees and have demonstrated a commitment to enhancing and supporting agriculture and agriculture production. “These farm families are a major driver of Minnesota’s economy and the vitality of Minnesota’s rural communities,” said Bev Durgan, dean of University of Minnesota Extension. “The University of Minnesota is proud to recognize these farm families for their contributions

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to agriculture and their communities.” The Thompson family will be honored locally at the Olmsted County Fair on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m., in the dairy barn, during the SE Minn. Holstein Show. Along with Farmfest, University units sponsoring the recognition event include University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Farmfest runs August 6-8 at the Gilfillan Estate, near Redwood Falls, Minn. Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 6 and 7, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 8. Admission is $10 per person, and those 18 and under are admitted free. More information on Farmfest is available at Note to editors: Photographs of families who attend the Aug. 8 recognition ceremony will be posted online at after August 15.

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Olmsted County District Court Adolph Donte Valentine, 31, appeared in Olmsted County Court on July 12, 2013, for sentencing for one count Drugs - 5th Degree - Procure/Possess/Control Over a Controlled Substance. For this charge Valentine was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 17 months. In an additional case Valentine was sentenced for one count Drugs 4th Degree - Sale - Schedule 1, 2, 3 but Not Marijuana. Valentine was sentenced to 27 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility. The sentenced are concurrent. James Matthew Vian, 38, of Sparta, Wis., was convicted and given a stay of imposition on July 15 for one count Receiving Stolen Property. Vian was put under supervised probation for three years, given a $1,000 fine, ordered to pay restitution totaling $253.79, and given 100 hours of community service for indeterminate. Nathan Daniel Scott McCann, 27, of Rochester, Minn., was given a statutory stay of adjudication on July 15, 2013, for one count Drugs - 4th Degree - Possess Schedule 1/2/3 Except Marijuana with Intent to Sell. McCann was placed under super-

vised probation for 10 years, given a fine of $500, ordered to pay restitution totaling $150, and given 50 hours of community service for indeterminate. Jack LeRoy Roberts, 47, of Rochester, Minn., was given a stay of imposition on July 15, 2013, for one count Domestic Assault - Felony - Intent to Cause Fear. Roberts was placed under supervised probation for five years, given a fine of $1,000, and 100 hours of community service for 18 months. Wayne William Wilson, 30, of Rochester, Minn., was given a stay of imposition on July 15, 2013, for one count Terroristic Threats - Reckless Disregard Risk. Wilson was placed under supervised probation for five years, given local confinement for 60 days, a fine of $1,000, and 100 hours of community service for two years. Curtis Lamon Caradine, 34, was sentenced on July 16, 2013 for one count of Drugs -3rd Degree - Sale - Narcotic. Caradine was sentenced to 45 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility and was ordered to pay $300 in restitution. Caradine was also sentenced for one count

Drugs - 2nd Degree - Sale 3 Grams or More - Cocaine/Heroin/Meth within 90-Day Period. Caradine was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 98 months. Restitution for this count totaled $500. The sentences are concurrent. Moses Gum Benjamin, 42, of Rochester, Minn., was convicted and sentenced on July 18, 2013, for one count Assault - 2nd Degree - Dangerous Weapon. Benjamin was sentenced to 51 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility. Jesse Lee Foss, 33, of Rochester, Minn., was convicted and sentenced on July 18, 2013, of three counts Aggravated Robbery - 1st Degree, all of which were in separate cases. Foss was sentenced to 78 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility. All sentences for each case are concurrent. Restitution for Foss totaled $510. Santos Vargas, 26, of Rochester, Minn., was convicted and sentenced on July 18, 2013, of one count Theft - Take/Use/Transfer Movable Property - No Consent. Vargas was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for one year and one day. Vargas was put under supervised probation for five years. Vargas was also given local confinement 120 days

Call the OCJ at 507-288-5201 to advertise or offer news tips! and 100 hours of community service for indeterminate. In a second case Vargas was sentenced for another count of Theft - Take/ Use/Transfer Movable Property No Consent. In a third case Vargas was convicted and sentenced for one count of Possession of Burglary of Theft Tools. For this charge Vargas was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 13 months, which will stay for three years. Restitution for this charge totaled $1,435.67. Vargas was sentenced in a fourth case involving one count of Theft of Firearm (Severity Level 4). Vargas was sentenced ot the St.

Cloud Correctional Facility for 18 months, which will stay for 20 years. For this charge Vargas was also placed under supervised probation for 20 years. Sarah Jean Young, 27, was convicted and sentenced on July 18, 2013, for one count of Drugs - 2nd Degree - Possess 6 Grams or More Cocaine/Heroin/Meth. Young was sentenced to the Shakopee Correctional Facility for 58 months, which will stay for 25 years. Young was placed under supervised probation for 25 years and given local confinement for 146 days with credit for time served of 146 days.

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Mayo High School Running Teams to host the 6th Annual Spartan 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ 1/2 Mile Run Mayo High School Track, Rochester, MN on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 9 a.m. The Mayo High School Running Teams consist of over 120 runners on the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams and over 150 runners on the Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams. Many of those individuals participate in both sports. For the past six years, the Running Teams have hosted this race

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with sponsorship from the Rochester Track Club and the Rochester Running Room in order to raise funds for equipment (starting blocks, pole vault pit, wood chips for trails), uniforms (including shoes for those in need) meet entry fees, and trail clearing costs. Throughout the year, the Running Teams complete service projects including volunteering at local road races, in elementary schools, and by sponsoring races for children. The 5k Entry Fee is $10 if registered by July 31, 2013 and $15 if registered August 1-10, 2013. YGPS runners receive a $2 discount. The Kids’ ½ mile race is FREE for ages 0-11 years and all finishers will receive a ribbon. Registration is available online at or entry form and information can be downloaded at Mail in deadline is postmarked by July 29,

2013 and may be sent to: Spartan 5K, 3505 Jasper Ct NE, Rochester, Minn. 55906. Make checks payable to Friends of Mayo Running. For questions, contact Mayo High School Coach Brett Carroll at or call (507) 358-9134. The Race Course will start and end at Mayo HS Track and consist of running on the bike path and road loop. Awards are given to the Overall Male and Female finishers and the Top Three in each age division. Packet Pick-Up and Registration will be Saturday, August 10 from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Mayo High School Track. Race T-shirts will be available for purchase for $15and can be ordered with registration. Those registered prior to July 31, 2013 will be guaranteed a shirt for purchase. A limited number of T-shirts will be available after this date and on Race day.

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Subscribe to OCJ for only $25/year. coming hardships and difficulties. He even strived to express Continued from Page 1 the importance of education Today, the 55-acre plot of land among his fellow farmers. Dr. is known as Graham Park and Graham even had the goal of serves as a “regional destina- stimulating the interest of farmtion for education, agriculture, ing to the youth population, who sports, and entertainment.” often showed a dislike for farms Dr. Graham had his reasons and farm work. In an effort to for gifting the land as he was arouse interest in agriculture to born and spent much of his life those with minimal exposure on a farm in the county, over- to it, Dr. Graham donated the


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 land to Olmsted County. Another twist for the Olmsted County Fair came during the Great Depression as no fairs were held from 1932 to 1934. The Olmsted County Fair has continued since 1940 and celebrated its 150th year in 2010 in Rochester, Minn. Emphasizing 4-H, FFA, agriculture, horticulture, and domestic arts and crafts the Olmsted County Fair


has been entertaining crowds for years. This year is no different. Offering Grandstand entertainment, carnival fun, special events, displays and exhibits, food venders, and more, the Olmsted County Fair is in full swing. The rest of the week and weekend will consist of a Skid Loader Rodeo on Wednesday at 7 p.m., Motokazie Supercross

Byron School Board Studies School Bond Options By Karen Snyder Inflation took only a month to add $4 million to the price tag of a proposed new elementary school in Byron, Minn. At the July 15 school board meeting Superintendent Jeff Elstad told board members that the $20 million estimate from the June 18 meeting had jumped to $24 million. He and the board are looking at two expansion options: building the new facility or, for $12 million, remodeling the Community Education Center to accommodate pre-K, Kindergarten and first-grade students. Byron’s rapid growth, current and anticipated, and the space demands of all-day kindergarten prompted Elstad and the board to look into elementary school expansion. All-day Kindergarten, set to begin in school year 20142015, will require twice the classrooms. Superintendent Elstad and

board vice chairman Chris Douglas have already discussed the options with one community group and plan to start holding public information meetings soon. Douglas urged district residents who have questions to contact the board. The earliest viable date for a bond vote would be sometime next March, said Elstad who hopes to present a formal proposal this October. New legislation affects school funding Business Director Jennifer Walsh deciphered the effects of new state legislation on the district’s operating referendum. Minnesota’s latest rules altered the format from dollars per resident pupil to dollars per pupil served. Byron’s old amount, approved by local voters, was $290. The new per-pupil sum is $266.43. Total revenue remains unchanged.

The legislature also handed more spending power to school boards. Regarding schools with fewer than 2,000 students, the boards can now authorize – without voter consent – operating referendum expenditures up to $300 per pupil. In addition, the legislature shuffled school revenue sources by shifting some of the burden from local taxpayers to state taxpayers, a scheme legislators hoped would lower property taxes. Their ploy will at least reduce school districts’ portion of property taxes. If the Byron School Board settles for the $266.43 operating referendum, taxes on a $175,000 house will slip $43 per year. But as Walsh pointed out, the board can apply the $300-perpupil option and generate an extra $70,000 for the district, and property taxes would still go down, $35 on a $175,000 house.

She recommended that the board take the $300. Board members said they’d consider action at the August meeting. Other business • The board voted 6-0 to authorize a $450,000 line of credit agreement with First Security Bank. Faith Hollasch, vice president of First Security, abstained. • Board members approved, 7-0, renewing Taher, Inc.’s food service contract for the 20132014 school year at a rate 2.3 percent above last year’s. • The board unanimously OK-ed contracts for special ed paraprofessionals Wendy Wolfram, Stacey Kovash and Carmel Zielske. • The board, without dissent, ratified 2013-2014 contracts and salary schedules for support staff, bus drivers, managers and directors. • Also unanimously, board members agreed to higher pay rates for substitute teachers and

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Races on Thursday at 7 p.m., Red Sled 2 – Tractor and Truck Pull on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and the Impact Motorsports Demo Derby at 6 p.m. on Saturday. There is much more than the featured grandstand events at the Olmsted County Fair. For a full schedule and other fair information, visit the fair’s website at www.olmstedcountyfair. com. substitute support staff. • In another unanimous vote, the board accepted resignations from special education coordinator Kate Kuisle, fourth-grade teacher Kaitlynn Craig, Project Kids supervisor Maria Burnham and middle school English teacher Emily Pearson. • Board members unanimously approved revival of the Gold Card program – free lifetime passes for senior citizens and retired Byron school staff for all school activities. That policy had been dropped during the recession. • Student council representative Justine Schneider talked about the sophomore class’s recent trip. The students visited Washington, D.C., and toured Gettysburg, Penn. she said, “and seeing the monuments and memorials, made us even move proud to be Americans.” The board will hold its next regular meeting 6 p.m. on August 19 at the district office in the high school.

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Discussion with Rochester, Minn. hasn’t happened yet. PubContinued from Page 1 lic Works referred him to city serves on the Parks Committee. administration, but he assured the council he’s confident that “We’ll put it on paper.” Rochester, like Pine Island, will Wastewater Project Update Oronoco city engineer Joe be interested in talking with Palen has begun investigating him. municipal wastewater manage- Extra duties for mayor, city engineer ment options. He met with Pine Island, Minn. officials to In the mayor’s and city engidiscuss the feasibility of creating neer’s job descriptions, the task a joint wastewater management of marking trees for removal district. “They see the benefit must fall under that vague and of working with Oronoco,” he indefinite clause “and missaid, “and they want to con- cellaneous duties as required” because Mayor McDermott tinue the dialogue.” assigned himself and Palen that woodsy chore, necessitated by pending road construction. Sometime after Gold Rush Days Olmsted County will Bob Gullickson Sales and Repair rebuild more than five miles 507-281-3040 1245 Marion Rd. SE of county roads in the village.


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Work will be done on County Roads 12, 18 and 118 (Fifth Street Northwest, Minnesota Avenue and East Center Street respectively). McDermott and Palen will mark the unlucky trees on July 23. Adieu, new doors The Oronoco Community Center needed new front doors and received them for a little while. Then came a glitch. The owner of the business from which the city bought the doors called to say she’d changed her mind, the employee who sold the doors doesn’t work there anymore and the deal is off. The company came out, removed the new doors and reinstalled the old ones. Look for later news, maybe, on a more permanent set of new doors for the community center. Other business •In the matter of 2014’s preliminary tax levy, the council scheduled (1) a budget workshop, 6p.m. on Aug. 26 at the community center and (2) a public hearing, 6p.m. on Sept. 10, also at the community center. •In May, Fire Chief Dan Sundt told the council he was “writing grants like crazy.” All his hard work is paying off. His latest success netted the Oronoco Fire Department three laptops, a 55-inch TV and miscellaneous equipment, all via a donation from IBM. The firemen will use the big TV for training videos, and will invite Gold Rush Days attendees to watch the Aug. 16 Vikings vs. Bills game on that new large screen. •Speaking of Gold Rush, Sundt asked the council to issue a temporary gambling permit and a temporary liquor license, for pull tabs and beer sales at the fire hall during Gold Rush Days. The council gave a unanimous OK to each request. •The council set a tentative date for a dam restoration project meeting – 6 p.m. on August 28 at the community center. The next regular council meeting is scheduled for August 20 at 7p.m. at the community center.

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Our Miracle Babies prepares for Second Annual Little Miracles 5K and Family Fest The registration fee for the 5K includes a t-shirt and lunch. For guests who prefer just to come for the fun, lunch tickets and event t-shirts are available for advanced purchase online. Participants are encouraged to register by July 15 to receive a t-shirt in their size. Lunch tickets and a limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase the day of the event. In addition Our Miracle Babies merchandise, including stainless steel water bottles, cookbooks, and tote bags will be for sale. All proceeds go to Our Miracle Babies, which serves families in Southeast Minnesota who have pregnancy complications, premature or full-term infants who require specialized medical care in the NICU, or are dealing with infant loss. This group provides comfort, encouragement, and hope to mothers and families to help them through these situations, which can be traumatic emotionally and financially for them. Our Miracle Babies advocates for these families by providing support, resources, and a sense of community through outreach programs and parentto-parent assistance from pregnancy through childhood. To learn more about the Our Miracle Babies, visit:

ROCHESTER, Minn. - You might call it the “Little Engine that Could,” but this year, Our Miracles Babies is proving it is the “Little Engine that Can!” On Saturday, August 3, Our Miracle Babies will host its Second Annual Little Miracles 5K and Family Fest on Saturday, August 3, at Silver Lake Park West in Rochester, from 8 am to 1 pm. This annual event is the biggest fundraiser for the group. In 2012, Our Miracle Babies raised more than $17,000 from the Little Miracles 5K and Family Fest. Of this amount, the top fundraising team, Hospital Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, raised $3,300. Based on the outstanding success of the first annual event in 2012, the goal has been raised to $20,000 for the 2013 event. The money raised from the 2012 event has helped to provide special care packages to families in the hospital during holidays throughout the year, host a monthly meal for families who have infants in the NICU or special care nursery, increase communication with members through the online newsletter, and expand fundraising opportunities. This year’s Little Miracles 5K and Family Fest begins with a 5K chip-timed run, followed by a 5K walk. Then, the family fest kicks off with music by KROC FM, carnival games for the kids, a basket auction, lunch hosted by Famous Dave’s, and fun for the whole family. Back for a second year in a row to host the morning’s activities is KTTCTV news anchor, Robin Wolfram. This year’s event is made possible in part to the support of Eastwood Bank, Famous Dave’s, Olmsted Medical Center, Mead Johnson Nutrition, The Running Room, Kwik Trip, Caribou Coffee, KROC, and Superior Screeners. For more information and to register, go to: http://

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may not be easy, but knowing it will likely be a lot of fun, I identified my sober ride, and signed up. On race day, I was actually a little nervous as Mesenburg was explaining the rules just before we started the race. He said, “If you do not keep the beer inside of you, there is a penalty lap.” A collective groan came from the 80 or so participants. The start of the race was not your typical “ready, set, go,” instead, each runner raised his or her beer glass in the air and when the race director said, “Team,” the participants replied, “RED,” and immediately 80 heads tipped back the beers and the race was underway. While I’m a reasonably quick runner, I’m not a particularly fast beer drinker, so I set two goals. Complete the race in 11 minutes and do not vomit. These seemed like reasonable goals to me. The adrenaline of the race must have kicked in as I found it easier than I anticipated. All the way through four beers and the fourth quarter mile things felt pretty good, and I completed the race in seven minutes 28 seconds, shattering my goal. I watched as others finished, nearly every runner seemed surprised at how well it went. Team R.E.D. member Braden Richardson of Rochester was the winner in the men’s division, completing the course in

a blazing 6 minutes 14 seconds. Another Team R.E.D. member, Tohnia Schmidt of Plainview, Minn. won for the ladies, with an impressive time of 8 minutes 27 seconds. The smiles around at the post race celebration lead me to believe, this is an event that will be back. In fact, the race directors have already started their planning for next year. “This was a lot of fun,” said Schrandt, “and to be able to put money in a community fund because of it makes it all that much better.” The beer mile was in the books, and as I reflect on the week, it’s amazing to think that was only a small part of my interaction with Team R.E.D. Wednesday night our team traveled to Minneapolis, to compete against other clubs from around the state in a USA Track & Field 5K Championship event. Saturday morning, many team members took part in the Byron Good Neighbor Days 5K while others traveled to Somerset Wis. to take on the Tough Mudder challenge. Sunday evening the team hosted a Free Kids Half Mile run along the parade route in Byron. The kids ran for free and enjoyed Grandma Alice’s cookies and freezies post run. All in all, it was a full week of fun and community involvement with Team R.E.D. I am looking forward to staying connected with this group that has learned to combine fitness and fun.

Tom O’Leary completing the first 1/4 mile and coming in for beer number two. Photo submitted

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Stewartville’s Miracle Lodge holding fifth annual Miracles Happen Festival By Mitchell Walbridge The Miracle Lodge retreat and convention center of Stewartville, Minn. will hold its fifth annual Miracles Happen Festival on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. The Lodge is part of the Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, a 200 acre ranch along the Root River. Founder Bob Bardwell serves as the current camp director. Bardwell and his staff serve more than 23,000 people annually. In addition to serving groups who host family reunions, quilting events, corporate meetings, scrapbookers, pastor getaways, week-long camps, church

groups, and many more events, the Miracle Lodge hosts a yearly benefit that supports Operation Welcome Home Retreats for Soldiers, benefitting those U.S. Military members returning from duty. A fundraising goal of $2,500 has been set for the Operation Welcome Home benefit. Many musical groups and bands will be performing in addition to many more entertaining activities. Some performers will include Jamie Grace, a 2012 Dove Award New Artist of the Year, Josh Wilson, a Nashville singer/songwriter, and the group Champions Forever, a family group who will impress

an audience with their amazing basketball feats. They are holders of titles in the “Guinness Book of World Records.” Dana Bowman, a member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights skydiving team, will be there to tell his story of an amazing skydiving experience. There will also be a kids carnival, 4K charity walk, climbing wall, military celebration, and much more. Tickets pricing information and a schedule of events can be found at www.miraclelodge. com. Join Southern Minnesota’s Largest Youth, Family and Military Festival this weekend and support a great cause!


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socialscenes By Katie Van Sickle

Are you looking for a new quick recipe for a side dish at a summer picnic? A little background on this recipe. When my husband’s family would have a summer potluck picnic, my sister-in-law would always volunteer to bring the BarB-Q Beans. I’ve known her for about 53 years and always loved this dish. Finally, within the past two years, I asked her sister for the recipe. When I made the BarB-Q Beans, I found out it was so

easy. All these years I thought it was a complicated recipe and hard to make. After all, she was the oldest sibling in their family and I assumed she was the expert at making this recipe. Well, I make it often now and am pleased that I can make it and it tastes just like hers. Don’t forget... a balanced diet is one cookie in each hand!

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The-end-for-the-telegraph-hascome. Stop. The telegraph; it has served as a worldwide communication platform decades ago, sending messages with its dot/dash combinations that proved to be the most innovative technology at the time. What is most likely considered a primitive device to many people compared to today’s smartphone, the telegraph just added some more to its chapter in history books as the last telegram was sent on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Although telegraph usage has been outdated in the United States for years, those in the country of India have utilized it up until

Sunday. According to NBC News India’s telegraph industry peaked in the mid-1980s when the country had 45,000 telegraph offices within its borders, supplying jobs to tens of thousands of workers and sending up to 600,000 telegraphs per day. However, after the introduction of cell phones and other mobile devices, text messaging services have rained on the telegraph lines. After at least seven years of revenue losses, the Indian government, which for the most part regulated telegraph stations, has decided that the end of the era of the telegram has arrived.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Created by Samuel Morse, the well-known name for his invention of the Morse code, convinced Congress to spend $30,000 to supply electrical wires for 41 miles from Washington to Baltimore. By 1844, Morse had used his code to send the message, “What hath God wrought.” And hence, the use of the telegraph was dawned as a significant method of real-time communication. Only four years later American investors and promoters collected enough money to fund the construction of a system that linked the most populous areas of the United States. And, by the year 1866 a telegraph cable had been laid at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean connecting North America with Europe, allowing for international communication within minutes. Far from what we have at our finger tips’ exposure today, the telegraph paved the way for how we get messages from Point A to Point B. Stop.

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Mining Japan for Literary Devices in The Lady and the Monk By Rachel Hammer In The Lady and the Monk, Pico Iyer demonstrates that he is master and celebrant of incongruity as both a literary technique and philosophy of aesthetic. Juxtaposition introduced by the very title, the account of Iyer’s year in Kyoto brings together scene after scene of incongruity. He is seduced by “the idea of living in a temple while stealing out after midnight to make contact with New York;” in chapter four, the “appurtenance” (a thing not belonging) of hardcore sex shop convenience stores in a city where he never saw couples even holding hands. Such is Pico’s fetish with incongruity, and his loathing of homogeneity. Of a woman he despises, he writes, “she read people as if they were gardens and as if both should be raked into the same kind of impersonal perfection.” It is also this juxtaposition that recapitulates a modern, American and Japanese Romeo and Juliet. Pico is as free as a bird, and his love, Sachiko, is a bird within a cage. The tension in this oppositional imagery is so effective, especially toward the end when it seems like the tables are turning, and it is actually Sachiko that is enveloping and encaging Pico “she saw me as a bird, and a long one at that…Sachiko was also, almost unnoticed, installing herself in my life and putting her fingerprints even on the parts she couldn’t see. She was courting my mother now with birthday cards.” The juxtaposition, and the seeming impossibility of their eventual fate united, makes the reader, I think, crave it all the more. Something like the Edenic forbidden fruit effect created by juxtaposition. With clear strategy, Pico Iyer employs foreshadowing well. Iyer describes unwrapping his leftovers from the first time he met Sachiko with all the sensuality that I would expect to read if the scene described Pico undressing her, which he eventually does. Early on, I was shocked that he wrote a story to give to Sachiko’s children about resourceful raccoon children escaping the castle where they had been kept imprisoned by their

jealous father. Homewrecker. But the inclusion of his fantasies alongside concrete observances help us to understand Pico as a character within his book. We see what he notices. We feel and imagine what he dreams. And in the juxtaposition of the two, perception and interpretation, at times, the reader gets a very clear picture of the narrator’s sense of self. Iyer uses his scholarly lens of Japanese culture to pick out literary devices that he then employs. Surveying marketing techniques on Japanese products, Iyer finds that “flights of inspired lyricism could work on one strangely, composed as they were not of words but associations: syllables used as moods, as ideograms.” Further, on a package of Fine Raisin Cookies, he reads poetry that “substitutes atmosphere for meaning and so caught aroma of a feeling.” Using this technique himself, then, Pico carefully describes setting, weather, traffic, all of the “atmospheres” of Japan, and in doing so, the reader is able to recognize the setting as a character with its own mood. When the smells of rotting hit his nose in Taiwan, we not only feel the juxtaposition in place, but in the feelings and meanings that must evoke in Pico, who we find in tranquility and peace in the tidy rains and gardens of Japan. As a final point of style, Iyer’s use of diction is impressive. Sachiko-san’s depiction through diction is perfect from the start. Her dropped articles and recurring phrases like “when I young size” are endearing without being patronizing. His ability to show who his characters are through their words, without telling too much in summary, is masterful. The love story, enchanting.

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Chatfield School Board discusses Athletic Department reform By Mitchell Walbridge In a little over one month Chatfield’s athletic and activities director, Dan Schindler, has made significant changes in the management of oversight of the Chatfield School District’s extracurricular programs. Along with the help of school board activities committee members and administrators, a coaching evaluation system is in effect and modifications to the activities have been approved. In a report to the school board at the July 16 regular monthly meeting, Schindler explained that the coach evaluations are

just a piece of the puzzle that will improve the district’s programs and will help the coaches themselves. Schindler said that there were holes in the communication between coaches and administrators, holes that will be attempted to be patched with the new guidelines and oversight practices. New protocols will require preseason and post-season meetings with all of the head coaches. Evaluations will be discussed with coaches at the post-season meetings after observation is made during the playing sea-

sons. Coaching development plans will also be developed with coaching staff. Coaches will also be sending out weekly updates to parents. Athletic and activities reform in Chatfield expands to more than just the coaches, however. A meeting with parents and athletes is set for July 24 at 6:30pm. This will give parents and athletes a chance to meet with the athletic/activities director and their coaches. Also, parents and activities participants will have opportunities to complete surveys on their extracurricular experiences.

MnDOT responds to Pine Island By Timothy Stanislav The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) resolution containing the state’s responses to the Pine Island City Council’s June 10 repudiations was discussed with much controversy at the council meeting on July 16. “The state has shown some willingness to listen to the city, but I don’t think we just take the first offer they sent back and call it good,” council member Erik Paws and Claws Humane Society 1st Annual

Diskerud said. “It’s not reasonable or fair to the businesses of Pine Island, Minn. to shut down direct access to U.S. 52.” Citizens and members representing affected businesses expressed concern over the upcoming closure of 520th St. on the north side of Pine Island. “They believe their businesses will be affected by the closed access. There are timing issues and it is probable businesses along 520th St. will have to relocate. Newly

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constructed roads will definitely kill the business,” said attorney Gary Van Cleve, representing Carl Krause owner of CJ Auto in Pine Island. The 520th St. closure is part of the negotiated resolution MnDOT refused to concede. Council discussion also centered on the issue of closed access potentially causing unsafe mainstreet traffic congestion in the event of a flood or other emergency. The council discussed the idea of having direct conversation with members of MnDOT, in Saint Paul, who make decisions on the resolution. There was contention as to whether Pine Island should attempt to negotiate at all as part of the resolution removes the cities obligations in the Elk Run project totaling $3.65 million. “What’s going to happen to the community if we are responsible for the $3.65 million?” council member Randy Bates said. A motion to approve the MnDOT resolution in its current form was put to vote by council member Jerry Vettel but was denied. It was decided Mayor Steele and council member Nick Novak would make a trip to Saint Paul and attempt to negotiate the resolution to keep 520th St. open until completion of a frontage road would improve access to businesses. “It’s estimated that 520th St. could be closed within two or three weeks as current construction progresses,” Pine Island Fire Chief Jonathan Eickhoff said. The council discussed the issue of parked cars on the streets during necessary snow removal. There will be no parking on city streets with snow on them; according to a memo written by council member Nick Novak and presented to the council. Violators will be issued a citation or verbal warning. Violators could be towed after citation


Other Business In consent items the board approved several resignations including the retirement of custodian Kermit Wendt, the retirement of custodian Robert Drogemuller, head boys track coach Chris Heppding, and paraprofessional Tim Hebrink. The board also approved the hiring of Dave Hinck as a social studies instructor and yearbook advisor, Sue Tangen as Valleyland coordinator, Laura Adams as junior class advisor, Erin Banks as ADSIS K-1 reading researcher, Jolene Dornack as if the vehicle is not moved within 72 hours or sooner in the event of overwhelming snowfall. The council heard a presentation from teacher Josh Westphal, a member of the Pine Island School Technology Committee, on the benefits and possibilites of a live video stream for all Pine Island city council meetings. It was stated that anyone with access could view the live stream via smartphones, laptops and any other devices capable of playing video and accessing the internet. Westphal explained videos could be hosted through a completely free live video streaming website. Costs to the city would be relatively minimal. A high definition video camera with boom microphone costs $500 to $1,000. A converter box priced around $150 and a laptop capable of running the stream software costs between $500 and $2,000 the council was informed. Issues of access and privacy were discussed and it was stated Pine Island community members could have sole access. Video could be available to all internet users as well. “We want to show the public that we are transparent and have nothing to hide,” Westphal said. The council approved changes to the bylaws of the Pine Island Fire Relief Association. It was decided benefits for individual firefighters (pension, disability, survivor) would be increased from $2500 to $2,750 annually. Dis-


first grade instructor, Jodie Daniels as sixth grade instructor, and Matt Davidson as ninth grade boys basketball coach. In new business the board approved the cancer fundraiser proposal. Alexandra Duxbury and others would like to commit to carrying out fundraisers throughout the school year to raise money for cancer victims. The Taher food service contract was renewed for the 2013-2014 school year. Donations from the 2012-2013 school year totaling $46,897.00 were recognized. The next school board meeting is scheduled for August 19, 2013 at 7pm in the Chatfield High School media center. ability benefit applications would be accepted only for injuries sustained from a cause directly related to the fire service. Kevin Lockwood, Casey Sather and Ryan Schaefer were unanimously approved as probationary new hires to the Pine Island Fire Department. The council discussed an issue with obsolete city emergency sirens. Two sirens were not activated by Olmsted County public works as the sirens use an analog system Eickhoff reported. The majority of the sirens are digital and the obsolete analog sirens won’t run on the same system. The cost per digital siren is $24,000 and is not currently budgeted for 2013. It was decided official council action on the issue would be completed at the next council meeting.

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Olmsted County Caregiver Expo offered in August How do you care for the senior adult or family member with a brain injury who may need more support than you can manage? Where do you turn for answers to questions regarding a diagnosis or condition? Are you alone with your spouse or family member in finding the full amount of time necessary to care for and guide them while you maintain your job, home, friends and outside life? These are common questions for your uncommon and unique circum-

stances, and The Rochester Salvation Army, a partner in Gateway for Providing Solutions to Older Adults and their Families (GPS), announces the first ever Caregiver Connections Expo to address these needs. The event will be held at the Rochester Event Center at the Rochester International Airport on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a first-of-its-kind event for our community where you may interact with dozens of specialty vendors who offer solutions to daily

challenges, while experiencing practical and expert tips and techniques from speaker and panels discussing management of the Caregiver role. Listen to keynote speaker Senator Carla Nelson, and laugh with Father Nick Mezacapa. Join experts to listen or ask questions regarding just about any topic related to Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive Impairment, Health, Nutrition, Exercise, Spirituality and more. View role-playing members of a Mock Support Group as they


grapple with issues arising from various situations involving elder care, independence, peer support, companionship and more as experienced by caregivers. The Caregiver Connections Expo is made possible through generous donations by Canadian Honker Enterprises and the Rochester Event Center, Titan Development & Investments, KTTC Television, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Med City Taxi and R&S Transport, and by the support of all families associated with caring for physically or mentally challenged family members. Tickets are required but are free

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and available during regular business hours at Salvation Army Caring Partners Adult Day Program, 115 NE 1st Avenue, Elder Network, 1130 ½ NW 7th Street, and Family Service Rochester, 1110 NW 6th Street. A light meal and snacks will be available for purchase during the event. Transportation information is available by calling Laura at 507424-5337. Volunteers are needed! If you think you can help please Contact Carole Zebaugh at 507-289-4930 or Eileen Westphal 507-282-9981 by July 29 to help during the Caregiver Connections Expo.

Business Service Directory

assisted living

Shalom EStatES haS an opEning Shalom Estates provides congregate living for adults & seniors. Services include: Three home cooked meals, Snacks, 24/7 friendly onsite staffing, Medication assistance, Bathing and personal cares, Escort to appointments are available upon request, Private bedrooms, Activities, 24/7 on call Registered Nurse, Plus more! For information contact alice Syverson at: 507-271-9909 or 507-281-9700 or


Blinds RoChEStER QUalitY BlinDS We offer sales and installation of a variety of custom window coverings including: Cellular/Honeycomb Shades • Roman Shades Roller Shades • Solar Shades • Woven/Bamboo Shades Vertical Blinds and more with features including but not limited to: child safety “cordless” lift-motorization-eco friendly-top down/bottom up. Call 507-990-0250 or check out our website


COnstRUCtiOn high FoRESt BoBCat SERviCE, llC Small Excavation Work • 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


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


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 • Spring Clean-up Landscaping • Junk Removal • Dirt/Rock/Sand Hauling Retaining Walls • Fencing • Property Cleanouts • Roofing Siding • Interior & Exterior Remodeling • Garage Doors Window & Door Installation • Custom Deck Building YOU NAME IT...WE DO IT!!! Over 18 years experience • FREE Estimates Fully Insured, Licensed & Bonded • References tpR Services Unlimited, llC 507-696-7524 (Tim) • LIC#BC639861 13-9/25 WEtzStEin ConStRUCtion, llC. RoChEStER • Complete Home Remodeling • • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping onE Call - WE Do it all 36 Years Experience Insured & Licensed Call JEFF 507-529-1833 Lic#BC634563




K.o. DRYWall, llC Tape, Spray Texture, Knockdown, and install Drywall, Repairs • FREE ESTIMATES Basements • Garages • Additions Call Kerry olson at 507-261-1419

gaRage dOORs thompSon’S gaRagE DooR anD opEnERS Exceptional Products • Superior Service Residential • Commercial • Farm Gate Openers • Garage Screen Doors 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 our website for monthly specials! Find us on Facebook • We accept Visa/Mastercard Check out our 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


gRanite tlC SURFaCES introduces our new stone fabrication shop in Byron, MN. We specialize in granite and quartz countertops for all residential and commercial projects. Our projects are done right the first time, all the time. We offer integrity, and quality and each project is completed with excellence, all at an affordable price. Come visit our showroom at 714 Cty Rd 3 in Byron or our shop at 302 Byron ave. or check out our website at 507-261-3492



laWn/landsCaPe WEnDtS laWn CaRE “Spring & Fall Cleanups” • Mowing • Dethatching • Shrub Removal • Trimming Associations/Commercial/Residential Decorative Rock, Black Dirt, & Gravel Delivery Available Snow Removal Available Over 30 Years Experience & Fully Insured Guaranteed To Save You Dollars! 507-259-9696 (Roger)


CUnningham laWn & ShRUB CaRE People Who Care • Spring Clean-ups • • Mowing & Trimming • Shrub Trimming • Aeration • • Dethatching • Edging • Flower & Shrub Planting • Seeding • Fertilization & Weed Control • Residential or Commercial FREE Estimates - Insured 507-696-5722 or 507-951-3440


MasOnRY ChimnEY DiSCoUntS! QUALITY RESTORATION • Tuck Point Specialist • Brick • Block • Stone • • Chimneys • Foundations • Retaining Walls • • All Concrete Work • Complete Restoration Photo Resume and References Available 507-272-1622 Doug Boatright




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

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)


Painting & deCORating 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) • Rochester Will Travel Where This Paper Travels


sMall engine RePaiR all ChECK Small EnginE REpaiR $49 Walk Behind Lawn Mower Tune-Up Special We service all makes (gas & diesel) • Push Mowers • Riders • Tractors • Tillers • Trimmers • Blowers • Chainsaws Welding & Fabrication Available FREE piCK-Up oF olD laWn moWERS, tRaCtoRS, BloWERS, EtC. Pickup & Delivery Mon-Sat 7am-7pm 507-990-8054




PlUMBing tim FERgUSon plUmBing, inC. Residential & Commercial Free estimates on all your plumbing projects Water heaters, water softeners, boilers Hot water heat systems, gas piping, sump pumps KITCHEN & BATHROOM REMODELING 20 plus years experience, Licensed, Bonded & Insured 507-951-1918 or 507-288-6327 See our website for current specials Licensed #27485PM


ReMOdeling WEtzStEin ConStRUCtion, llC. RoChEStER • Complete Home Remodeling • • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping onE Call - WE Do it all 36 Years Experience Insured & Licensed Call JEFF 507-529-1833 Lic#BC634563


ROOFing StEvE gEntRY ConStRUCtion, llC “WE tREAt YouR hoME AS if it WERE ouR oWN” • New Roofs • Tear-Offs • Storm Damage • Warranty Claims • Insulation • New Construction & Remodeling • Siding • Decks & Patios • Windows • Doors • Garages Licensed, Bonded & Insured Free Estimates & Great References givE US a Call toDaY! office 208-4501 or Steve’s Cell 250-5263 Email: Lic.#BC593908


StR8linE ConStRUCtion llC Roof with the best, or leak like the rest! SPECIALIzING IN ROOFING! Roofing • Tear-Offs • Storm Damage Concrete • Driveways & Sidewalks Siding • Windows • Decks & Patios • Garage Doors New Construction • Remodeling Licensed & Insured #BC664972 Free Estimates 507-450-4501 (taylor marsden)


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 Lic.#CB646549


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 WEt BaSEmEnt?


WindOWs/dOORs 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


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


RYan WinDoWS & SiDing inC • Home Improvement From A Company You Can Trust Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofing, Blown Insulation & Awnings, • Bruce Ryan 34 Years In Home Improvement • Our Buying Power Means Saving to You! Licensed, Bonded, Insured 1-800-367-2606 or 507-281-6363 • Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077


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•Coffee get-together in Chatfield, 9-10am, Chosen Valley Assisted Living Center. * •Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-2871404 for more info.* •Baby Time!, 10am, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library, Rochester.* •Toddler Time!, 10:30am & 11am, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library, Rochester.* •Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:30-8:30pm, R.O.C. (Rochester Outreach Center), 2450 Marion Rd. SE, Rochester. * •Neuropathy Support Group, 7pm, Peace United Church, 1503 2nd Ave. NE, Rochester. Contact Mona for more info 507-273-3354.

•Senior Potluck & Presentation, 11:30am, City Hall Senior Center, Byron. •Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country Listeners and players welcome, 6:30-9:30pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. NE and 2nd Ave NE, Rochester.* •Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge Church. *

•Soul Harbor Christian Fellowship meeting, 4pm, R.O.C. (Rochester Outreach Center), 2450 Marion Rd. SE, Rochester. *

SATURDAY, JULY 27 •Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, 7:30am-Noon, County parking lot, 4th St. & 4th Ave. SE.* •Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 8:30am, Old Country Buffet. For more info, call 507-289-2263.* •Regeneration Ministry meeting, 7pm, R.O.C. (Rochester Outreach Center), 2450 Marion Rd. SE, Rochester. *


MONDAY, JULY 29 •Korean War Veterans Club: Every Monday at 8am at Grandma’s Kitchen (KWVC Mess Hall) in Rochester for meeting and breakfast. * •Senior Softball, Practice 8:30am; Games 9:30am. McQuillan Field off Marion Rd SE, Rochester, MN. Ages: Men 50 to 80 plus; Women 40 to 60 plus. Ben 507-288-4768.* •Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-2871404 for more info. * •RAMM (Real American Made Music) performance, 12:10-1pm, Rochester Peace Plaza, downtown Rochester.

•Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:00pm, Community Celebration Church in Kasson. * •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.*

TUESDAY, JULY 30 •Trinity Lutheran Organ Recital Summer Series: Gregory Peterson - Music Dept. Chair & Organist, Luther College, Decorah, IA, 12:15pm, Trinity Lutheran. •Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Contact Charles Bysheim at 281-4455 or Pam Styder at 281-2547 for more info. * •Bedtime Stories, 6:30pm, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library, Rochester.*

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 •Senior Softball, Practice 8:30am; Games 9:30am. McQuillan Field off Marion Rd SE, Rochester, MN. Ages: Men 50 to 80 plus; Women 40 to 60 plus. Ben 507-288-4768.* •Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-2871404 for more info. * •Preschool Storytime, 10am, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library.* •Free Car Seat Inspections, 4-7pm, Rochester Fire Station #4, 1875 41st St. NW, Rochester. Call 507-255-5066 to make an appointment. •Loren Spivack: Magic of Free Market Economics Seminiar, 6-9:30pm, Godfather’s Pizza, 1611 16th St. NW, Rochester. Hosted by RTPP.

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ANTIQUES WANTED: Musical instruments, cameras, photographs & albums, advertising signs, pre 1960 postcards (written on ok), books, magazines, anything paper, license plates, tokens, Civil War & WWI & WWII & Vietnam photographs & war items, pocket watches, marbles, gold & silber coins, hunting & fishing, railroad, outboard motors, toys, guns, knives, crocks, peddle cars & tractors, jewelry, car parts, weather vanes, old tools. Countryside Antiques 1 piece or complete estates 41 years buying. 507402-0880. a24,31,7,14,21,28-x

HAVE YOU DEVELOPED DIABETES FROM LIPITOR? If you used Lipitor between December 1996 and the present time and were diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Charles H. Johnson toll-free 1-800-535-5727. he24-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


CANADA DRUG CENTER is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 75% on all your medication needs. Call today 800/259-1096 for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. MCAN

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF OLMSTED DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 55-PR-13-4690 In Re: Estate of Cumalene Miller, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated March 24, 2009. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Frank R. Miller, whose address is 819 Cottonwood St., New Ulm, MN 56073, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Any heir devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: July 18, 2013 /s/ Darla J. Busian Registrar Dated: July 18, 2013 /s/ Charles L. Kjos Call itCourt in!Administrator DAVID A. 507-288-5201 JOERG, P.A. Dwight D. Luhmann MN# 0300238 PO Box 87 Preston, MN 55965 FAX it in! Telephone: 507-765-3862 Facsimile:507-288-9560 507-765-3863 e-mail: Publish 24,31

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WOOD COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION CASE NO. 13-CV-207 FORECLOSURE CASE CODE-30404 Plaintiff The Honorable Nicholas Brazeau, Jr. PUBLICATION SUMMONS vs. MARK KASEL, et al. Defendants. THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. TO: MARK KASEL 23-7th Avenue Southwest, Apt 23 Rochester, Minnesota 55902 JANE DOE KASEL 23-7th Avenue Southwest, Apt. 23 Rochester, Minnesota 55902 You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days after July 10th, 2013, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The Court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the Clerk of Court, whose address is Wood County Courthouse, 400 Market Street, PO Box 8095, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54495-8095 and to Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 4650 N. Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212-1059. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now, or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 2nd day of July, 2013 KOHNER, MANN & KAILAS, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Janine L. Collette State Bar No.: 1063934 Publish 10,17,24

FOR SALE: 1986 Custom Softtail. 20,300 miles. $7500. 507-421-8054. a17,24-x CASH FOR CARS: All cars/trucks wanted. Running or not! Top dollar paid. We come to you! Any make/model. Call for instant offer: 800/871-9145. MCAN DONATE YOUR CAR Truck or Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of 800/439-1735. MCAN

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE used the Type 2 diabetes drugs Byetta or Januvia between 2005 and the present, and you have been diagnosed with or died due to pancreatic cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727. he24-x

MEDICAL ALERT for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. Free equipment. Free shipping. Nationwide service. $29.95/month. Call Medical Guardian today 888/9183581. MCAN

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410 1st St. SE, Oronoco, MN 55960 507-367-4315 • 800-369-4315 • Just 5 minutes north of Rochester on Hwy 52 e-mail it in!

Central Boiler OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Safe, clean, efficient, WOOD HEAT. Theobald Heating Solutions 507-251-9924. stfnwk4- o DAYLILIES, HUNDREDS OF VARIETIES. Generous divisions starting at $5. Discounts for landscaping quantities. Open Saturday am and by appointment. Call for directions. Zumbro Falls. 507-753-4087. s24,31-x ProFlowers – Send Bouquets for Any Occasion. Birthday, Anniversary or Just Because! Take 20 percent off your order over $29! Go to http://www. or call 1-866-9832204 (MFPA)

GARAGE SALES MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Lots of children and baby items and clothes. Thursday, Friday, Saturday July 25, 26, 27 8am-5pm. 1546 10th Ave. SE, Rochester. g24-x

Over 175 New & Used Campers iN stOCk! “Award-Winning” Service Department We service all makes & models

IowA’s LArGEst “rv Parts Megastore”

‘98 Intrigue - Silver, 200K ................. $995

‘96 Camry - Maroon, 153K .............$2,395

‘99 Esteem - Blue, 182K.................$1,295

‘04 Stratus - Silver, 190K................$2,495

‘99 Taurus - Red, 110K ...................$1,995

‘06 Cobalt - Red, Salvage title (hail), 154K ...$3,495

‘98 Blazer - Silver, 157K .................$1,495

‘93 Suburban - Black/Silver, 225K .... $1,495

‘01 Saturn - L200, Black, 122K .......$2,495

‘97 Grand Marquis - Green, 156K ..$1,595

‘02 626 - Silver, 107K ......................$2,695

‘95 Jimmy - Green, 229K................$1,495

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‘99 Neon - Maroon, 110K ...............$1,795

‘02 Cavalier - Blue, 122K ...............$2,395

‘02 Alero - White, 143K ..................$2,495

‘99 Tahoe - Silver, 225K..................$1,695

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Classifieds AUCTION CALENDAR Thurs. July 25 - 4:30pm - Tools, Household, Collectibles and Misc Auction! Auction held at 33316 Gaelic Rd., Lanesboro, MN. Dan & Maureen Anderson, owners. For more information contact Boyum Auctions at 507-273-6941. Sat. July 27, 10am - Six Parcel Absolute Real Estate Auction. 229 +/- Acres. Sale Site is at Canton Town Hall. For more information contact Matt Gehling, Gehling Auction at 800-770-0347. Thur. Aug. 1, 10am - 170.89 Acre Real Estate Auction! Located in Section 32, Twn. 104. Sale Site is at Fountain Community Center. For more information contact Matt Gehling, Gehling Auction at 800770-0347. Sat. Aug. 3 & Sun., Aug. 4, 8:30am Two Day Collectible, Antique, Household Auction. Selling 2 Rings Both Days. Bob & Jan Lein, Owners. For more info contact Spring Valley Sales Co., 507-346-2183 or Thurs. Aug. 22, 9:30am - Notice of upcoming Auction. Selling Tractors, Combines, Heads, Choppers, and more! For more information contact Matt Gehling, Gehling Auction at 800-770-0347.

SPORTING GOODS MEL’S GOLF CARS LLC closeout on new colored 2012 Yamaha gas and electric Golf Carts. Example: a $5000.00 car with a small down payment and approved credit the price could be $150/month for 36 months. Many used Golf Cars available. We are an authorized Yamaha Dealer and provide the highest quality in all our Golf Carts. Drive your cars in the building - 132 Garfield Ave. S., Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-438-2705. sg24,31,7,14,21,28-x

FARM LAGRAND SCOTCHCAP ANGUS RANCH Complete dispersal of 450 Registered and Commercial Fall Calving Cows including some spring calvers, 90 2012 Fall Heifers and 50 Fall Bulls. August 10th at Sioux Falls Regional Worthing Sale barn. High health, performance and phenotype. Past National breeder of the year award. Call for catalogue to Dan Nelson, Manager 701/3511795 or Duane Pancratz, Owner 605/3599222, or check website MCAN

REAL ESTATE Newer home and pole barn. 101 acres Winona/I-90/LaCrosse. Woods, ponds Prairiegrass CRP. MLS 4041200 WI-MN Real Estate 608-385-8080 e3tfno LOVELY 3 BEDROOM 1 bath NE home in Rochester, MN. For sale by owner. New roof, furnace, and permanent siding. Finished family room in basement. Large backyard with patio. Great starter home. Call 507-269-4115. e24,31-o LAKE PEPIN $49,900. Panoramic views overlooking the lake and bluffs near Wabasha! Thousand Lakes Realty, Inc. 866-667-4460. e24-o

NOTICES FLORIDA TRAVEL PACKAGE. 2 nights Ft. Lauderdale. 2 nights Orlando. 2 nights cruise Bahamas. 7 day rental car included. Available through Spring 2014. $500 obo ($1,000 value). Call Don 507285-9624. n24-x


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EMPLOYMENT Caregiving is a JOY! Serve the elderly with a smile and receive personal satisfaction. Provide nonmedical companionship and help for the elderly. No certification needed. P/T days, evenings, weekends. Apply online: or call M-F 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk4- x NEW RICHLAND CARE CENTER is looking to fill the following positions: 56 hour CNA evening position; 72 hour CNA evening position; 16 hour CNA evening every other weekend; 64 hour CNA night position; Casual positions for nurses and aides, all shifts. Long-term care experience preferred. Full benefit package available. If you are interested, please go to www.newrichlandcarecenter. com and fill our an application, or email your resume to Peggy Qual, Director of Nursing, EOE. h17,24,31-x INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS sought by Dover-Eyota Public Schools, Eyota, MN for 6.5 hours per school day. Details, requirements, and online application at onlineapp. Deadline is 8/4/13. 507-5452125 EOE. h24,31-o KITCHEN MANAGER: Casey’s General Store has a full-time evening kitchen manager position available. Previous pizza and supervisory experience helpful but not required. Paid training provided. Casey’s offers competitive wage and benefit package which includes medical and dental insurance, company paid life insurance, 401K, vacation and sick leave. Apply to Casey’s General Store, 605 S. Main, Stewartville, MN 55976 or appy online at EOE. h24,31o JOIN A WINNING TEAM! Join the fastest growing convenience chain in the Midwest. Casey’s is looking for friendly, energetic individuals to fill a variety of positions including: cashiers, delivery drivers, pizza makers. Days, nights, weekends, variety of hours. Full and parttime. No experience necessary. Apply at Casey’s General Store 605 S. Main, Stewartville, MN 55976 or apply online at EOE. h24,31-o JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN Xtreme Electric is looking for YOU to work in North Dakota/Montana. $27-$32 per hour. Housing provided. Interviewing in your area. Email your resume to hr@ for an appointment. MCAN

EMPLOYMENT DIESEL MECHANIC Must have Class B, clean driving record, DOT certification & verifiable experience. Benefits. Contact Phil Hanson 612/916-9993. Please send verification of ad to MCAN CENEX AT KILLDEER, ND is seeking a qualified General Manager. A energy supply cooperative with sales of $42 million. Successful agricultural business management experience desired. Send or fax (866/653-5527) resume ASAP to: Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503, Email larry.fuller@chsinc. com. MCAN DRIVERS/OWNER OPERATORS wanted. Contact 540/280-0194. Industry leading rates, 90% of line haul rate. 100% of fuel surcharge. MCAN $1,000 WEEKLY or more guaranteed salary mailing our financial company letters from home. No experience required. FT/PT. Genuine opportunity. Rapid Advancement. Free Information (24/7): 1-888-557-5539 (MFPA)

EMPLOYMENT DRIVERS: North Dakota Class-A-CDL with X Endorsement. Clean Driving/ Criminal History. TOP PAY! Benefits, Matched 401K, Quarterly Bonus, Uniforms Provided, OT over 40, Weekly Pay, Affordable Co./Family Housing. Kristen (801) 397-8322. Apply: www. (MFPA) PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA) PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANTS (PCAs): PCAs needed for the Rochester area; various hours available, including weekdays, evenings and weekends. Must be caring, dependable, have the desire to make a difference and previous direct care experience. Satisfactory background check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) review required. If interested, please complete an application at the location noted below, or you may also send an e-mail to the address listed and an application can be sent to you. SEMCIL, Inc., 2200 2nd St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902. E-mail: EOE. h24,31- o


SERVICES MARY’S IN-HOME CLEANING. We do residential, concession stand, parties, etc. Bi-weekly/weekly. Call & leave a message, ask for Mary 507-206-1561. v17,24,31,7-x JUST ONE DAY Let Bath Fitter of Minnesota give your bathroom a facelift! Tubs, liners, showers, conversions, less than a contractor! 651/925-8616 for free estimate. MCAN All Things Basementy! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all of your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control? FREE ESTIMATES! Call 1-866-691-8804 (MFPA) Computer Problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email, Printer Issues, Bad Internet Connections – FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S.-based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-855-717-2701 (MFPA) Cut Your STUDENT LOAN payments in HALF or More Even if Late or in Default. Get Relief FAST, Much LOWER Payments. Call Student Hotline at 1-855-382-9663 (MFPA)


Full-Time Positions at our Reichel Foods North plant Plant is located on Bandel Drive NW Rochester, MN. Immediate positions 1st shift positions available. Hiring for 1 shift-1 shift 6a-2p and 2nd shift 2:30p-10:30p. Must be able to work in a cold environment (35-40 degrees) and must be able to stand for up to 8 hours.

CommerCial roofing foreman

We dO RuN NaTIONal BackGROuNd STudIeS aNd dRuG TeSTING.

As a leading roofing and mechanical contractor, Schwickert’s performs projects large or small, and on a local, regional and national level. We currently have an opening for a commercial roofing foreman at our Stewartville location. Requirements include 8+ years of experience in commercial roofing and experience with leading commercial roofing crews. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required. Schwickert’s offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.

Vacation, Medical/Dental, Holiday pay, Overtime, and Annual Wage evaluations offered. Please apply at 3707 Commercial Dr SW Rochester, MN 55902 between 9a-4pm Mon through Thursday and 9am-3pm on Fridays or call 507-923-4955.

You can apply in person at our location at 204 Schumann Dr. NW, Stewartville, MN. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity employer and E-Verify compliant.

emPloyment oPPortunities Preston equiPment ComPany


Thursday, July 25 • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


United Way conference rooms A & B 903 West Center St. • Suite 100 Rochester food service • cashiers • produce

your local independent John Deere dealer, is a family-owned, single-store dealership who has served the community for over 40 years. Due to growth and expansion of our business, we are looking to hire additional personnel with a good work ethic, integrity, and willingness to work as part of a team to meet our customers’ needs. Our current job openings include:

Full-time Ag Technician

Main duties will include diagnostics and repair of tractors, combines, and other equipment. Experience or training in Ag mechanics preferred. Eligible candidate will possess good communication skills in dealing with customers and co-workers and have ability to operate vehicles, tools, and equipment to complete duties. Computer skills and electrical diagnostic ability helpful.

Parts Counter Salesperson

Main duties will include customer service to sell parts for several brands of equipment, manage inventory, process counter transactions, and maintain seasonal parts displays. Eligible candidate will possess excellent communication skills, ability to lift/ carry 50 lbs, ability to multi-task, and willingness to work as part of a team. Computer skills and knowledge of equipment helpful.

AMS Service & Sales Specialist

Main duties will be demonstration, sales, installation, and troubleshooting of AMS and related precision ag technology products. May also include diagnostics and repair of tractors and other equipment. Knowledge of precision ag and electronic diagnostics required. Eligible candidate will possess computer skills, mechanical ability to install and diagnose equipment, and good communication skills. Candidates may send resume to: Preston Equipment Company, PO Box 435, Preston, MN 55965 or email

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