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Oronoco studies wastewater facility options By K aren Snyder

Roughly 200,000 people visit the Minnesota State Fair over the 12 days that it is open. This makes for nearly 1.8 million visitors each year at the Great Minnesota Get Together. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

The Great Minnesota Get Together is back inducted as part of the Union. With more than 450 ent kinds of food from more It’s a tradition dating back to than 300 different vendors, it is 1859 and has been held at its unlikely that a person searching current location since 1885. The for any deep-fried treat would Minnesota State Fair, which runs end up empty handed. August 22 through September 2 Some of the newly featured this year, puts no limits on what items this year are deep fried you’ll find within the borders of olives, cocoa cheese bites (a true the fairgrounds. twist on the traditional cheese Minnesota had its first fair curd), comet corn featuring liqwhen it was a territory in 1855. uid nitrogen as a main ingrediThe governing board was formu- ent (not your traditional caramel lated the previous year in 1854. corn), the Idaho taco which is The first official “State Fair” was a baked russet potato with your in 1859 after Minnesota was favorite taco toppings, and wineBy Mitchell Walbridge

glazed deep fried meatloaf. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert. Chocolate chili ice cream or deep fried bread pudding may be what anyone with an adaptive sweet tooth would like to try. However, before feasting on the “Anything-On-A-Stick” buffet line, one has to work up his or her appetite which definitely isn’t hard to do. There is so much to explore at the Minnesota State Fair, something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in See STATE FAIR Page 6 

Oronoco city engineer Joe Palen, who is investigating options for a proposed municipal wastewater management system, gave a progress report at the August 20 city council meeting. Palen said he and Pine Island officials have talked about the possibility of creating a joint wastewater district and on August 27, he’ll discuss the subject with representatives from Rochester. In addition, he’s gotten comments from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. All available information will be presented at a public meeting, 6 p.m. on September 4 at the Oronoco Community Center. The process started at a meeting in June with (1) councilman Skyler Breitenstein’s statement, “We’re the largest small town without a sewer service,” and (2) the council’s unanimous

vote authorizing drafting of plans for a wastewater facility. That plan needs to be completed by the end of February, Palen said, in order to meet the state’s 2014 submission deadline. Good News on the Financial Front After a lean spell, Oronoco’s share of state local government aid (LGA) will rebound in 2014. The village will get $66,652, up from $28,000-something in each of the last two years, said Mayor Kevin McDermott. “We’re back to where we used to be.” Also helping to fill out the coffers is the arrival a check for $69,594.64, the first half of Oronoco’s share of Rochester’s sales tax collections. The bounty went into a city account where it will stay until city officials decide on its use. See ORONOCO Page 8 

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Great Living! Great Schools! That is the message on the new “Welcome to Eyota” sign people will be greeted by when passing Eyota on Highway 14 west of the city. The maroon, gold and yellow sign matches the schools colors. The sign is 13 feet by 15 feet and will display an illustration of a locomotive on it. The Eyota City Council approved the sign designed by La Crosse Sign

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Obituaries Philip Wane Holt Philip Wane Holt 51, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away August 21, 2013 at home following a lengthy cancer battle. Philip was born December 15, 1961 in Rochester Minn. He attended high school in both Alabama and Minnesota, later obtaining his GED in Minnesota. Prior to his illness he was employed in various jobs in the Rochester area, most recently by Republic Parking at the Rochester International Airport. He also worked doing what he enjoyed most, over the road truck driving. Philip married his longtime girlfriend, Jamie Jo Endris on March 8, 2013, in Mason City, Iowa. Philip enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing. He was preceded in death by his brothers Ralph Robert and Roger John, his brother in law Bobby Iden, five uncles, two aunts and a step-granddaughter. Philip is survived by his wife Jamie Jo of Ostrander, stepson Noah Michael Packingham, his father Newell (Pauline Forney) Holt of Chatfield, Minn., mother Betty Holt of Mobile,

Ala., brother Delbert (Gwen) of Oronoco; sisters Donna (Larry) McDaniel and Jacquelyn Iden of Mobile, Alice Holt and Sue Holt of West Union, Iowa, and step sister Glenda Durst of Highwood, Ill.; nieces and nephews; Sara Holt, Alisa (Thomas Walker) Iden, Athena McDaniel, Christopher Holt, Eva Iden, Jennifer Holt, James McDaniel, Kayla (Maverick) Showalter, Michael (Cherelle) Holt, Ryan Hundorf, Kyle Hundorf, Jordan Holt, and Jakob Holt. Six uncles, three aunts, eight great nephews, and four great nieces. A memorial service was on Sunday, August 25 in Chatfield, Minn. Delores A. Kepp Delores A. Kepp, age 90, passed away on August 3, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, as well as her husband, Wesley Kepp. She is survived by her five daughters, Lynette Delores A. Kepp Kepp, Kay (John) Reis, Janelle (Mark) Jenkins, Mary Jo Mestad, Kim (Gary) Betcher, and stepson,

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Terry Kepp; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was a wife, mother, nurse, businesswoman, world traveler, and avid reader. A memorial service was on Wednesday, August 21 at the Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester, Minn. The Reverend Paul Bauch officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mayo Foundation for Alzheimer’s Research or The Homestead of Rochester. Shelby Harris Westby Shelby Harris Westby, 83, of rural Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, August 19, 2013, at his home. Shelby was born on October 28, 1929, in Spring Grove, Minn. to Gynther and Clara (Erickson) Westby. He was raised on the family farm in rural Peterson. Shelby was the fourth generation to farm on the Westby Homestead where he farmed all of his career. He graduated from Rushford High School in 1947. On May 14, 1955, Shelby married Doris Johnson at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel, Minn. He served in the U.S. National Guard from 1954 to 1957 as a Specialist Third Class. Shelby was a member of the Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, where he enjoyed singing in the church choir. He was a soloist for many weddings and more than 400 funerals. Church, family, and farming were the cornerstones of his life. Shelby is survived by his wife, Doris; five children: Dean (DeAnn) Westby of Rushford, Minn., Cindy (John) Hoaglund of Eden Prairie, Minn., Lisa Von Arx of La Crescent, Minn., Ingrid (Will) Pape of Dakota,

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Minn., and Tina Westby of Lanesboro, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren with one on the way; and by a special niece, Holly (Jake) Mangelsen. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Burton Westby, one son, Steven Burton Westby, and two grandsons: Dylan Westby and Joseph Pape. The funeral service was on Friday, August 23, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson with the Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Robert Warren “Bob” Berry Robert Warren “Bob” Berry, age 84, of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare after a one month illness. Bob was born October 6, 1928, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Lloyd G. and Margaret (Withee) Berry. He was a 1946 graduate of Preston Robert Warren High School “Bob” Berry and following graduation attended Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. He worked for Preston Oil Products (P.O.P.), his father’s business, until his induction into the armed services in 1951. He served as a corporal in the US Army during the Korean War until his discharge in 1953 when he returned to Preston to

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work at the P.O.P. He married Jeanine Carol Hillestad of Lanesboro, Minn. on May 16, 1953, in Lanesboro. The couple made their home in Preston where Bob eventually purchased the P.O.P. until selling the business in 1977. Following the sale he work for Anderson Chevrolet, the Preston Liquor Store, Fillmore County Fairgrounds and “chauffeured” his wife, Jean, around with her Avon products. He also volunteered with his wife, Jean, at the Fillmore County Historical Society in Fountain, Minn. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, family, travel trips, model railroading, tinkering in his garage and spending time with his grandchildren and many pets. He could also be seen cruising the streets of Preston in his golf cart. He is survived by two sons, Mark (Nancy) Berry and Steve Berry all of Preston; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews from the Jones and Decker families; and extended family members, Dave and Chess Johnson of Pine Island, Minn., Bruce and Laurie Horner of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Andy and Maggie Walsh of Preston and Brian Vicklun of Preston. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Jean; and his sister, Louise Decker. A prayer service was held on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston with Rev. Michael Smith officiating.

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C ommentary Hate ain’t in our bones By Stan Gudmundson The right, and particularly conservatives are often accused of being haters. Supposedly we hate homosexuals, people of other races, women, and you can fill in the blank for Col. Stan a variety of Gudmundson other people or causes. As general rule though, conservatives don’t hate though we certainly don’t support legalized abortion and homosexual marriage to name but two. The fact that we disagree with many things that are happening in our society has nothing to do with hatred. Polls clearly show that the majority of people who profess the Christian faith are conservative. Christ said that we are to abide by a new commandment and that is that we love one another. That is not a mere suggestion. Consequently, as Christians we may dislike Obama’s policies for example or the policies espoused by liberals in general but hate? No, it’s not part of who we are and it cannot be. Hate ain’t in our bones. This does not mean however,

that we will not fight for what we believe. Often people accuse others of things in terms they themselves think, believe, and feel. The cocreator of the “Daily Show” is a woman named Lizz Winstead. About Wisconsin’s governor she says this, “I hate Scott Walker really down to the core of my being.” Very revealing. Unfortunately this kind of attitude seems very common among liberals. We’ll just have to add her name to our prayer lists that also, for many of us, includes President Obama. Not because she disagrees with Governor Walker, but because her hatred is not a healthy virtue. Now to President Obama. About our economy, he recently said that, “growing inequality is...morally wrong...Washington hasn’t just ignored this problem; too often Washington has made things worse...Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop.” Obama also called the scandals of his administration “phony”. It’s the correct word but the wrong application. There is nothing phony about his administration’s many scandals. But President Obama is. He is as phony as a three-dollar bill

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and phonier than the thought to be oh so generous Biden. He talks of Washington as if he has nothing to do with it. This is a deceitful and dishonest crock of cockamamie bullfeathers. It really is the “Big Lie.” Nothing goes on of substance there that he doesn’t directly or indirectly have his hands on. President Obama is Washington, he is that city’s ultimate insider, and he owns it all. He may be able to convince the inanestream media and low information voters it’s all beyond his control, but there is one fact that overwhelms and overturns his phony positioning. Are you ready? He is the cotton-pickin’ president for goodness sake. He’s the most powerful man in the world. He’s running our country and also the Democratic party. He’s the chief. Do you believe, for example, that we haven’t had a budget in what is going on five or six years because of Republicans who are both powerless and timorous mice? No way. We haven’t had a budget because he doesn’t want one. Obama, his ownself, is responsible. Senator Harry Greed? Doing the bidding of the boss. It’s all his. The economy, the foreign policy mess, the scandals, he owns and is responsible for all of it. But as I said, he is In conclusion, St. Mary’s provided me with the best care I have ever had in my 81 years of life (including four years in the Air Force). I just cannot thank Mayo Clinic enough for their truly wonderful care. I am more than pleased with the results of the operation. I would recommend Mayo Clinic to anyone with a medical issue. Sincerely, Kenneth A. Tuominen Champion, MI

pure phony. Want more examples? Sure, easy to do. Earlier this month, he was out at the Marine base at Camp Pendleton addressing the base rent-a-crowd, as we used to call it. He blathered on and on about how important it was to ensure that the military had the right tools and equipment and that he, Obama, was going to ensure they got it. And that he was fighting for them. I doubt very much that there were many Marines who bought this bilge. But his speech wasn’t for them. It was for the low-information crowd and lamestream media. Obama is, afterall, the guy who is behind the dangerous cuts to our military forces. Say one thing and do another. A phony. Want another example? Sure you do. Not long ago President Obama said, “If people can’t trust not only the Executive Branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and the rule of law, then we’re going have some problems here.” As the comic strip character B.C. once said, “Aaaaaaaaaargh!” Trust the Executive Branch? Oh sure, yeah right, in your dreams Bubba. A person could just add a lengthy book right here at this point, and there are a bunch of them, that document how President Obama and his administration aren’t obeying the law or following the Constitution.

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Defense of Marriage Act? Nope, we’re not going to enforce what the Constitution says we have to President Obama and his minions say. Freedom of conscience to worship as one pleases? Sure, as long as you provide contraceptives that violate your beliefs to your church employees. Prosecute lawbreakers for voter intimidation? Not if they are from a popular minority. Ad infinitum. Phony. Pure unadulterated Washington-insider phony. This is disgraceful. I understand that politics is a contact sport as someone called it. Governor Huckabee once said something to the effect that if you don’t like seeing your own blood on the floor, don’t enter politics. Fine, it’s a battle over ideas and over policy and power. But it is inexcusable, unseemly, and immoral to base a presidency on the principle of “phony.” It’s a pretty meagre man who won’t stand up and tell the truth and say clearly what he believes in.

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C ommentary For better or worse, it is the law By Karen Reisner Sifting through all the over the top rhetoric makes it hard for us to determine the potential long lasting effect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to a Obamacare, Karen Reisner will have on us as health care consumers and the American economy. Most of the bombastic spin comes from those strongly in support of the law or those strongly against. It would be nice to get just the facts and realistic projections. For sure, no one really knows the long term effect at this point. The ‘tea party’ people want to shut down the federal government in an effort to defund the implementation of PPACA. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) recently said while speaking at a political event in Kentucky that he was in favor of stopping Obamacare, “but shutting down the government will not stop Obamacare.” Within the PPACA there are provisions to fund much of its implementation, so implementation is not dependent solely on congressional 1x3 appropriations to fund it.8.6.13 However, shutting down the government will have significant impacts on various services and functions including but not limited to military pay

checks, business and housing loans, National Parks, museums, national forests, and customer services at the IRS. Government services considered essential would not be interrupted. The continuing resolution to keep the federal government up and running must be passed before October 1, which is also the date the health insurance exchanges are scheduled to begin. Speaker John Boehner in a November 2012 ABC interview said, “Obamacare is the law of the land.” However, useless and repeated efforts to repeal the law have continued. The House Republican majority has passed a bill to repeal PPACA or some part of it 40 times, which serves no other purpose than scoring political points with their base. Members can go home and report to their constituents that they have continually voted to repeal the law. Republicans object to the health insurance mandates, the cost of health insurance subsidies, and the implementation of another large social program. However, I do not hear similar objections to the cost of subsidizing large oil companies or corporate agriculture. Subsidies are spending regardless of the recipient. It is a well known that once a social program is implemented, it quickly becomes very difficult politically to step it back. Only in a seriously dysfunc-

tional Washington can Congress fail to agree on a Farm Bill, an Immigration Law, and long term structural changes necessary to sustain mandatory entitlement programs, while continuing to power through a bill in the House over and over which is essentially dead before it is voted on. There are important issues that must be dealt with. These issues if settled in new law can build business confidence, which will drive economic growth and likely produce jobs. Congress only seems to be able to move forward when they are forced into a last minute compromise brought on by a fiscal deadline like raising the debt limit. Stay tuned, the debt limit showdown will unfold in October. Due to the June 28 United States Supreme Court ruling that allowed the PPACA law to stand mostly intact, plus a Democratic majority in the Senate and a reelected President Obama, it is time to accept the fact that the PPACA will be implemented. The high court rejected a portion of the law that would cut funding to states that refused to comply with expanded eligibility requirements for Medicaid. In the light of these political realities in Washington, it makes more sense to gear efforts toward fixing and improving the law, but “common sense” is a rare commodity today in Washington. Compromise and common sense have fallen victim to extreme ideology obsessions and

self-aggrandizement. No doubt, PPACA will be more of a challenge and costly to implement than past social programs. The road to implementation will certainly be bumpy. Conflicting information confuses all of us and it is difficult to really know what affect it will have on our medical care and the out of pocket expenses for that care. It seems likely that some of us will pay more for insurance coverage, some less, and probably most will not see much of a difference. If all goes well, millions of Americans will be insured as of January 1, 2014 that are not currently. The administration has delayed the institution of a penalty for one year if businesses with 50 or more employees fail to provide health insurance for their employees. A year delay has also been made for a mandated cap on out of pocket expenses for consumers (only affects employer plans). These delays are intended to allow employers additional time to get into compliance. PPACA intends to increase competition to help keep health care costs under control. The health care industry needs to produce quality rather than quantity of care. Who really knows where this health care law will take us. One thing for sure, Congress has to be willing to reshape the law to fit changing demographics over time. This structural reshaping process is necessary soon for Medicare and Social Security to sustain the programs with the

retirement of the baby boomers. For some this health care law will greatly improve the quality of their lives and may save many lives. Those that have good employer provided health insurance now will likely not notice much difference. Several years down the road, we will know the real pluses and minuses of this law. If we had a working Congress with some flexibility and the ability to look ahead, weaknesses and shortcomings in the law could be identified over time and changes could be made to improve the law. This futile resistance to what is the law of the land today only will cost all of us. It will not change what is and will be until at least 2017. MNsure Federal grant money has been sent to states that are setting up state-level health exchanges. Minnesota has received $110 million. Nearly 10 percent of Minnesota residents don’t have health insurance. Over 1 million people within Minnesota are expected to use the government run exchange called MNsure. Federal financial assistance will be provided for those with incomes that are under 400 percent of the poverty level. Those under 138 percent will qualify for Medicaid. MNsure enrollment starts in October. MNsure will provide the opportunity to compare plans online. It will let you know if you qualify for financial assistance. For more information about MNsure visit http://www.

State Adds 4,300 Jobs in July - Unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 4,300 jobs in July, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state has gained 71,500 jobs over the past year, a growth rate of 2.6 percent, compared with a U.S. growth rate of 1.7 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state remained unchanged in July at 5.2 percent, well below the U.S. jobless rate of 7.4 percent. June’s figures were revised from

400 jobs gained to 1,000 jobs lost. “On an annual basis, the Minnesota labor market is recovering at a pace we haven’t seen since the expansion of the 1990s,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “We’re edging closer to prerecessionary employment levels, needing to add just 5,500 jobs to regain all the jobs that were lost in the recession.” Government led all sectors in July by gaining 4,000 jobs, followed by financial activities (up 2,300), leisure and hospitality (up 1,400), other services (up

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Rochester City Council narrowly grants variance for 5th and 5th development By Nate Langworthy A proposed three story, 39 unit residential development was narrowly moved one step closer to approval through Rochester real estate developer Mac Hamilton’s request for restricted development application to build the project. Approval of the application would allow the higher density complex to be built on a lot within the Historic Southwest Neighborhood currently zoned for lower density housing. The Rochester City Council heard testimony from professionals working on the development, which is proposed to be built on the southwestern corner of the intersection at Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street SW. This property is the former site of the Williams House, which was demolished last fall over protest from neighborhood residents and historic preservation advocates who valued the home for its history as a home built 145 years ago by Civil War colonel and Rochester mayor Dennis Williams. Hamilton had originally proposed a 52 unit apartment building on the site and was denied a request to change the site from low to high density residential at a city council hearing last fall. Citing the demand for increased housing in the downtown area, reinforced by the advent of the

Destination Medical Center initiative, Hamilton made the case that this development was needed and that the proposed location was the place to suit this purpose, while suiting the feel of the core neighborhood. Hamilton and others referred to the site as being in a transitional zone between the downtown’s higher density and commercial buildings, and the neighborhood’s lower density housing, calling the project “a dignified and tasteful buffer to future development that will surely need to come,” adding that the revised development proposal was “much more neighborhood friendly”, in part because of meetings with neighborhood residents and the city’s Committee on Urban Design and Environment (CUDE). “Our site is available and it’s ideal,” he said. Preempting objections from neighborhood residents, Hamilton drew attention to higher density or commercial land uses in the vicinity of the proposed development and the restricted development request’s approval by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, city planning staff, and CUDE. Hamilton partner Jaime Judisch, who grew up in a house demolished to make room for the proposed development, stated that in

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Byron superintendent to seek school bond vote By Karen Snyder If events follow Superintendent Jeff Elstad’s timetable, Byron School District voters will decide on a bond issue next March. He’s studying school expansion options, he told the board at its August 19 meeting, and will make his formal recommendation next month. Many families are moving to Byron so their children can attend its schools, he said. The district anticipates a 33 percent jump in student numbers over the next decade. The predicted boom demands action. (And inflation, also booming, demands fast action. During the last four months, Elstad said, the per-square-foot construction price leaped from $177 to $197.) Architect Paul Youngquist of Rego and Youngquist, St. Louis Park, Minn., described the four options from which Elstad will pick. Option A calls for a new preK2 school with grades 3-5 using the

existing elementary school. The new 90,857-square-foot building would cost $24,100,000. Option B proposes a new 77,090-square-foot school for grades 3-5. The existing elementary school would be enlarged and accommodate PreK-2. The estimate for building the new and expanding the old is $24,000,000. Option C involves remodeling the current Community Education Building for pre-schoolers, using the elementary school for K-2 and putting up the school presented in Option B, for a total of $23,000,000. Option D asks for no new construction but instead, for renovation and expansion. Redoing the Community Ed Building and adding 78,416 square feet to the elementary school would run $21,900,000. But C and D bring further expenses, Superintendent Elstad said, because both would require helping Zumbro Education District (ZED) move out of the


Community Ed Building and relocate. “It could be an additional $7 million to $8 million. “I’ll look at all the options,” he said, “what will work best for the district and be the best way to spend tax dollars.” Board hikes operating referendum Assuming new fiscal power granted by the 2013 Minnesota legislature, the board voted unanimously to bypass voterapproved operating referendum authority in favor of boardapproved authority. State legislators, in addition to taking away voters’ consent, also changed the operating referendum formula from dollars per resident pupil to dollars per pupil served. Under the discarded equation, Byron’s operating referendum was $290 per pupil. Under the new, it’s $266.43. New formula or old, the dollar total comes out the same. But board members opted to use their recently endowed authority to raise that total by $49,000. They accomplished their spending increase by voted unanimously to nudge the $266.43 back up to $290. Transportation manager makes his report Not only were buses repaired and given preventive maintenance during the summer, said Transportation Manager Ben Cockram, but each got a GPS system, too. With future needs and high


fuel prices in mind, Cockram has been looking at propane buses. A propane bus costs $10,000 more than its diesel counterpart but runs quieter and cleaner, he said, and propane sells for about a dollar a gallon. Board chairman Matthew Prigge did some quick calculating, then said, “We’re looking at saving $20,000 over the lifetime of a bus, and that’s accounting for the additional $10,000 purchase price.” By school year 2013-2014’s end, three buses in the Byron fleet will have reached retirement mileage, and Cockram plans to continue his research into propane-fueled replacements. K-4 Principal Gives Update The elementary school enrolled 15 to 20 new students the week before the August 19 board meeting, said K-4 Principal Abe Rodemeyer. “We have one open room at the school, and the kindergarten kids will be in the Community Education Building this year.” Apples for the Students Last school year Byron conducted a pilot program, Apple iPads for 7th-graders, that must’ve succeeded because now the district is supplying all 7-12 students with new iPads. Board meeting evening was also iPad distribution evening. Many kids picked up their new devices, and quite a few brought parents, and 20 tech-savvy students sporting shorts that said “iGenuis” were available to give iPad lessons.

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Last year’s pilot program iPads are destined for the elementary school. Student Rep Wins Thanks (but no keys) Senior Nick Laning, who served as the first Student Council representative to the school board, attended his last meeting in that capacity. He won thanks and praise for his service – or as Superintendent Elstad termed it, “your maiden voyage of student representatives.” “We thought about giving him the keys to the school,” chairman Prigge quipped, “but there might be some security rules against that.” “But,” board member Peggy Harris told Laning, “you can get your iPad early.” Byron School Board’s next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. September 16 at the high school.

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By Rachel Hammer Watching and Waiting in Love in the Ruins Love in the Ruins, a 1970s novel by classic American author Walker Percy, is a disorienting tale of a bad Catholic doctor, Thomas More, who must cling to reality for dear life in his modern, polarized world. The opening scene is of Dr. Thomas More, coming to from a drunken stupor, still clutching his pistol and observing the ivy vines growing ominously over sections of the freeway cloverleaf. He has created a haven for himself at an abandoned Howard Johnson motel, a post-apocalyptic oasis where three lovely women wait for him to return safely home. Dr. More has an invention that just could save the planet—but it may have fallen into the wrong hands. The reader of Love in the Ruins will find themselves awaiting clarity. Is this invention, a lapsometer which can be pointed at the brain to reconstitute what has been lost or to adjust what has fallen out of balance, real? Are the characters in Dr. More’s life real, or is he having delusions and illusions from within an inpatient ward where he has been admitted for substance abuse and suicidality? At one point he bargains with a Faustian character, Dr. Immelman, to whom he entrusts the lapsometer and then all havoc breaks loose—but is that really happening, or is Dr. More para-

noid? The farcical atmosphere of the novel gives us a clue as to the name of the protagonist. Sir Thomas More of the early renaissance was close friends with Desiderius Erasmus, whose major work, The Praise of Folly, (reviewed previously) employs satire and farce to argue for the intense need for balance and moderation—the audience Erasmus intended to influence with his book was a culture polarized into the mind/body dualism debate. The scholastics and abstractionist championed rationalism, the power of the mind to trump the body, an idea picked up by the religious community to espouse purity of the mind as a way to purify the body, or to explain why the body and carnal pleasures were inherently evil. Erasmus sought to restore society to a healthy moderation of both. “For what is this life,

should it even be called life at all, if you remove pleasure from it?” And, I believe, Walker Percy with this novel is giving a nod to that Renaissance effort and suggesting that we need a return of tolerance and moderation in today’s society. Some four decades hence, I’d say the message continues to ring with relevance—especially in our nation’s current warring political climate. “For the world is broken, sundered, busted down the middle, self ripped from self and man pasted back together as mythical monster, half angel, half beast, but no man...Some day a man will walk into my office as a ghost or beast or ghost-beast and walk out as a man, which is to say sovereign wanderer, lordly exile, worker and waiter and watcher.” 

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By Tammy Danielson What’s Your Definition of Camping? I will apologize up front for concentrating a column strictly to camping but, hey, who doesn’t love it? Now, when I say camping, that does not include a tent. It also avoids dewy air mattresses, your food along with grass and dirt floating in day old ice water in the

cooler, or ants and mosquitos fighting for your breakfast. No, that is called tenting in my book. Tenting, to me, is like the “Naked and Afraid” show on TV---why? I am naked and afraid every morning after my shower when I look in the full body mirror, so I sure don’t

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“I’m terribly concerned with the protection of the neighborhood,” said Dale Goodfriend. “I respect the law. This development tramples on the law.” Rochester residents outside of the Historic Southwest Neighborhood and a lawyer retained by the neighborhood also spoke to voice concern over the precedent that would be set by approval of restricted development. “We in Rochester should stand with each other,” said Rochester resident Flo Sandok. “(The proposed development) is out of character, it’s setting a precedent, you already have guidelines about keeping the character of a neighborhood and I just don’t think this does that.” Zoning and land use documents, such as the city’s comprehensive land use plan, officially adopted in 1979, and the more recent Downtown Master Plan, gave both Hamilton and neighborhood residents reason to believe that their favored land use was appropriate, due to the site’s location in a nebulous

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requirements for a restricted development. Adkins responded that he believed it did. Wojcik stated that he would support approval of the request due to that information. Council member Bob Nowicki agreed. “I can’t see that it doesn’t fit,” said council member Bob Nowicki. “We need to follow the law, so in that way I need to support this.” By a 4-3 vote, the council directed Adkins to develop findings of fact that support the approval of the restricted use development request. “There are a lot of plans in play here, so the lines are blurry,” said Council President Randy Staver. “I’m comfortable that we’re taking the right approach.” Council members Staver, Nowicki, Wojcik, and Sandra Means voted to move in the direction of approval of the restricted development, while council members Bilderback, Hruska, and Bruce

area in both cases. “Where’s the transition? What does that mean?” Council member Mark Bilderback, who represents the area, pondered aloud. “Rochester has to go through changes. The conversation that we’ve had tonight will have to happen many, many more times.” “As much as I’ve supported Mac in the past, this one just doesn’t seem to fit,” he said. Bilderback and councilmember Ed Hruska stated that they felt they could have voted either way with the information they had leading up to the hearing. “We’ve got people who are our friends and those who used to be our friends,” said Hruska, noting the heightened pressure the council faced during the hearing knowing one group would be pleased and the other displeased.   “The neighbors are working in good faith,” he said, indicating his opposition to approval of the restricted development. “What they really want is to keep the integrity of the neighborhood.” Council member Michael Wojcik asked city attorney Terry Adkins if the proposal met the

Snyder voted in dissent. Hamilton also has requested a drastic reduction in parking requirements, proposing instead to utilize relationships with ZIPS transportation. Adkins will prepare findings of fact supporting the restricted development and present them to the council on September 4th, at which time the council will vote to accept or deny the findings. Wojcik stated that he is not a

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Loc Huu Truong, 31, of Rochester, Minn. was convicted on August 19, 2013 for one count Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small Amount Marijuana - Subsequent Conviction. Truong was sentenced to 18 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility. Tyler Ross Chapman, 20, of Rochester, Minn. was given a stay of imposition on August 19, 2013 for one count Drugs - 5th Degree - Sale - Marijuana Mixture Except Small Amount of Marijuana with No Remuneration. Chapman was placed under supervised probation for five years and was ordered to local confinement for 21 days. Chapman was also given 100 hours of community service for indeterminate. In a separate case Chapman was given a stay of imposition for one count Drugs 4th Degree - Sale Marijuana in School/Park/Public Housing Zone/Drug Treatment. For this charge Chapman was placed


Wednesday, August 28, 2013 stay of imposition on August 19, 2013 for one count Drugs - 5th Degree - Sale - Marijuana Mixture Except Small Amount of Marijuana with No Remuneration. Flasch was placed under supervised probation for five years and was ordered to local confinement for one day with credit for time served of one day. Flasch was also given a fine of $1,000. Mandy Jo Hinck, 36, of Lake City, Minn. was given a stay of imposition for one count Financial Transaction Card Fraud Use - No Consent. Hinck was placed under supervised probation for five years. Hinck was also given a fine of $1,000 and was given community service of 100 hours for indeterminate. Lee Anthony Holmes, 41, of Rochester, Minn. was sentenced on August 19, 2013 for one count Domestic Assault - Felony dating back to a conviction on June 21, 2013. Holmes was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correction Facility for 24 months. Holmes was also given a $50 fine.


Payne Charles Kramer, 23, of Rochester, Minn. was given a stay of imposition on August 19, 2013 for one count Criminal Sexual Conduct - 3rd Degree - Victim 13-15 Actor > 24 months older. Kramer was placed under supervised probation for 15 years and was given a fine of $3,000. Kramer was also given 300 hours of community service for indeterminate. Richard Mayweathers, 30, of

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Rochester, Minn. was given a stay of imposition on August 19, 2013 for one count Drugs - 5th Degree - Sale - Marijuana Mixture Except Small Amount of Marijuana - No Remuneration - Prior Conviction. Mayweathers was placed under supervised probation for 10 years and was ordered to local confinement for 180 days with credit for time served for 77 days.

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ing all the cities and townships it serves to get support for their new building. Arendt has come to conditional terms with Eastwood Bank to receive the loan for the building assuming the ambulance service gets pledges from each of the groups it serves. The loan is a six year term. The City of Eyota approved a motion to pay its portion of the building cost up front at the last city council meeting. Eyota Township recently agreed to support the move at their last meeting. The city council moved to make a decision on reducing costs of lots for townhome construction near Arbor Gardens until their special meeting in September. The council discussed reducing the assessments by $3,577 from $18,077 to $14,500. The special meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 3 at City Hall. Discussion about the budget and sales tax projects will also take place. The council will vote on the new ATV and golf cart ordinance at their next regularly scheduled meeting. Councilman Tony Nelson has been reviewing and updating the ordinances after dscussions with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), law enforcement personnel and others. He said the ordinance will be more strict than state guidelines. The city council approved the city moving forward to take advantage of a DNR Grant to construct a pedestrian trail from CarolAnn to 2nd Street. The construction of this trail will connect to the Safe Routes to School Trail. With the addition of those two segments the city would provide a trail from Kwik Trip to the elementary school.

Charter Employees Organize Successful Blood Drive Rochester, Minn. – For the fifth consecutive year, Charter employees are teaming up with the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Services Program Mobile to honor a former colleague, who passed away in October 2009.

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Charter employees took it upon themselves to do a memorial blood drive to honor their former coworker. This year’s drive took place on August 13 at the Charter Call Center located at 5720 Bandel Road NW, in Rochester, Minn. – and the company generated over 30 units of blood. In the Rochester area, Charter hosts four blood drives each year. According to Mayo Clinic’s blood donor recruitment coordinator Sean Hong, Charter employees have donated

Eyota would be responsible for approximately $43,000 of the $120,000 cost of the project and the DNR would pay approximately $77,000. “It’s a really good thing for the city connecting north and south,” said Mayor Tyrel Clark. The construction timeline is for 2014, but City Clerk Marlis Knowlton said there are a lot of pieces that have to be put together now. The city is looking for a new home to board stray animals until the owners can be found. The Eyota Veteranary Service will no longer house the animals. The city will take care of the animals inhouse as a temporary solution. The second payment request of $24,700 from Winkels Electric for the generator ready project was approved. The project has been completed and is designed to protect the city in case of an emergency and the city loses power. more than 983 units of blood in the last 10 years. Cheryl Adams, Charter’s contact for workforce management in Rochester, helps organize the drive every year. “I am amazed by the generosity of our employees who willingly donate,” says Adams. “Hosting a drive helps those in need and allows us to honor a coworker who touched the lives of many through his passion for volunteer work and supporting the local community.” Charter employs more than 1,300 employees in the state of Minnesota – including approximately 750 who work in the Rochester community.

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Sam Reinecke received a plaque awarding him for All Around FFA Exhibitors for horticulture. Sam is a member of the Dover-Eyota FFA Chapter advised by Jacob Robinson. He was sponsored by Sargeant’s Garden Center in Rochester, Minn. Sam is the son of Warren and Kelly Reinecke of Eyota, Minn.

Bridget Reinecke was awarded a plaque for All Around FFA Exhibitors for sheep. Bridget is also a member of the DoverEyota FFA Chapter and is the daughter of Warren and Kelly Reinecke. She was awarded her plaque by Harley Flathers. Photos submitted



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Chatfield Schools prepared for upcoming school year By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board met Monday, August 19 for its regular August meeting. The short meeting was focused around plans and updates for the rapidly approaching 20132014 school year. Elementary Principal Craig Ihrke explained to board members that the elementary building looks great and is ready to go for the next academic year.

High School Principal Randy Paulson echoed Ihrke on the new school year. “We’ve found some good hires after a long search,” said Paulson about the newly hired staff. Both principals noted some important dates in the coming week for Chatfield students: •Tuesday, August 27: 7/8th Grade iPad Orientation (7p.m.) 7th Grade Orientation (7:30p.m.)

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Session III (5p.m.) Superintendent Harris reported that the annual audit was complete, and the district’s records were found in very good shape. Harris also stated that preliminary ACT test results have arrived, however specifics are not yet permitted to be released for the public. Harris was able to inform those in attendance at the meeting that in all areas

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Chatfield ranked above the state average. Chatfield also improved in all areas since the previous year. Before adjourning the board approved teaching contracts for English instructor Angela Wiegmann and agriculture instructor Jessica Bester. The board also approved the student and teacher handbooks. The next school board meeting is scheduled for September 16 at 7 p.m. in the high school media center.

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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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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 •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. *

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 •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. *

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 •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. *

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 •Soul Harbor Christian Fellowship meeting, 4pm, R.O.C. (Rochester Outreach Center), 2450 Marion Rd. SE, Rochester. *

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 •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. * •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, SEPTEMBER 3 •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. * •Caregiver Support Group, 1:302:30pm, Elder Network, 1130 1/2 7th St. NW, Rochester. For more info call 507-285-5272. •Bedtime Stories, 6:30pm, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library, Rochester.*

WED, SEPTEMBER 4 •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 schedule an appointment.

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SILO DEMOLITION: We buy harvestors, we charge for staves. Call Dennis at 507-995-2331. v28,4- x

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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

FOR SALE: MOOSE TAGS (Bull & Cow), Bear Tags for wmu 13, 3 ½ hrs. North of Duluth. Bear Season OPEN & Moose 10/7/13. Call (807) 933-5025 (Northern Light Resort) for details!!! (MFPA)

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

DISH TV RETAILER Starting at $19.99/ month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) Save! Ask About same day Installation! Call now! 800/297-8706 MCAN GUARANTEED INCOME for your retirement. Avoid market risk & get guaranteed income in retirement! Call for free copy of our safe money guide plus annuity quotes from A-rated companies! 800/631-4558 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) 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) 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) Meet Singles Right Now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it Free. Call Now: 1-800-314-4583 (MFPA)

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DISH TV Reseller – SAVE! Starting $19.99/month (for 12 months). FREE Premium Movie Channels. FREE Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE LOCAL DEALS! 1-800-314-4584 (MFPA) REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL!* Get a whole-home Satellite system installed at NO COST and programming starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR Upgrade to new callers, SO CALL NOW 1-855-2440238 (MFPA) SAVE ON CABLE TV-Internet-Digital Phone-Satellite. You’ve Got a Choice! Options from ALL major service providers. Call us to learn more! CALL Today. 1-877-867-1734 (MFPA)

WANTED STONEWARE WANTED: Collector paying $1,000 +/- for large salt glazed crocks. Also, want jugs, water coolers, churns and especially advertising pieces. 507-775-6698. w14,21,28-x We pay $200 and UP for junk cars, trucks, and more. Free Tow away - call Oronoco Auto Salvage at 507-3674315. w20tfn- o

REAL ESTATE 4-bedroom rambler 614 Zumbro Drive NW Rochester; Large Back Yard; 2 1/2 car detatched garage, Lower Level family room with Fireplace, bedroom and office framed and ready for finishing; hardwood floors throughout main floor. New roof & windows, Steel Siding. For sale by owner only. Mid-$130’s or best offer. 507-288-6353. r21, 28- o FARMLAND WANTED Cropland, Hunting land. Roger D. Johnson Broker Auctioneer. MLS & Licensed MN, WI, IL. 507-218-1122. tfn7-o

MEDICAL ALERT for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. Free equipment. Free shipping. Nationwide service. $29.95/month. Call Medical Guardian today 888/9183581 MCAN SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB: Alert for Seniors: Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4” Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Printed with Soy ink Made. Installation Included. Call 888743-6845 for $750 Off (MFPA) ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA Printed Soy SUFFERERS with with Medicare. GetinK CPAP Replacement Supplies at little or NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 1-888-859-7796 (MFPA) Printed on recycled paper

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AUTO 1994 JEEP GRAND Cherokee $1,200.00 OBO. 1998 Dodge Dakota - nice, new tires. $3,000.00 OBO. Call 507-383-3343. a21,28,4-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

REACH NEARLY 1 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS! Do you have a product, service, or business that would be helped by reaching 1 million households throughout Minnesota? The Minnesota Classified Network will allow you to reach these potential customers quickly and inexpensively. For more information concerning a creative classified ad call this publication or Minnesota Classified Network at 800-866-0668. (MFPA)


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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




Oronoco Auto Parts and Auto Sales

410 1st St. SE, Oronoco, MN 55960 507-367-4315 • 800-369-4315 • Just 5 minutes north of Rochester on Hwy 52 ‘02 Gr Caravan - White, 218K ........$1,695

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

‘96 F250 - Red, 101K ......................$1,995

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

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

‘96 Camry - Maroon, 153K .............$1,995

HOW TO GET the highest cash offer for your car. Get paid same day cash. Any year or condition. Free pick-up & tow. Toll free 866/535-2863 MCAN

‘02 Impala - Silver, 191K ................$2,195

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

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

‘97 Mountaineer - Red, 130K ........$1,195 ‘03 Saturn Ion - Red, 83K ..............$3,195

‘04 Stratus - Silver, 190K................$2,495 ‘93 Suburban - Black/Silver, 225K .... $1,495 ‘97 Grand Marquis - Green, 156K ..$1,595

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

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

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

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

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Sat. August 31, 8:30am - Country Consignment Auction. Cattle, Quilts, Furniture, and more! Auction held at 13473 County Road 35, St. Charles, MN. For more information contact Bill Gathje at 507-4588560. Listing in the Journal. Tue. September 17, 10am - 203+/Acres Farmland Auction. Ray W. Merkel Estate located at 27227 Raven Rd. Spring Valley, MN. Sale Site is at Spring Valley Community Center. For more information contact Matt Gehling, Gehling Auction at 800-770-0347. Sat. September 21 - Upcoming Notice of Amish Consignment Auction. Auction held at Hershberger Metal, Canton, MN. For more information contact Don Hershberger or Noah Swartzentruber. ONLINE AUCTION INFORMATION

Bidding ends on September 3 - 4:30pm Honda Motocross, Toy Tractors Collections, Power Tools, and More Auction! Viewing days Wed. Aug. 28 3pm-7pm and Mon. Sept. 2 3pm-7pm. For more information contact Darr Auctions, Rodney Darr at Call it in! 1-800-852-0010. To view complete listing 507-288-5201 go to

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EMPLOYMENT e-mail it in! 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

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Central Boiler OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Safe, clean, efficient, WOOD HEAT. Theobald Heating Solutions 507-251-9924. stfnwk4- o

MOVING SALE: Homestead Church Parsonage, 410 13th Ave. SE, Rochester. Furniture, Decorations, Kitchen Items, Linens, Educational Items, and much much more! Thursday, August 29th, 4-8 p.m. & Friday, August 30th, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. g28- x

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statues, 333 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: The Jive Mill 2. Principal Place of Business: 501 18th Ave SW ROCHESTER, MN 55902 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Noelle tripolino roberts 501 18th ave sw rochester, mn 55902 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. /s/ Noelle Tripolino Roberts Publish 28,2

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statues, 333 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: JUST RELAX MASSAGE AND SPA 2. Principal Place of Business: 308 ELTON HILLS DRIVE NW ROCHESTER, MN 55901 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: STEPHANIE LYNN COPEMAN 14 SOUTHVIEW DRIVE NE CHATFIELD, MN 55923 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. /s/ Stephanie Copeman Publish 21,28

CREEK RIDGE SAWMILL 38120 134th St., Canton, MN 55922. Landscaping mulch. $3.50/yard 100 yards or more. $4.00/yard 10-100 yards. $25.00 pick up truck load. Leave a message with 507460-9672. s31,7,14,21,28,4-x Pianos, Digital Pianos, Rodgers Church Organs - New, Used, Sales & Service - Call DEWEY KRUGER MUSIC, Northwood, Iowa, 800-9335830, s28,4,11x 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)

REC. VEHICLES Camp-Site RV. Over 150 New and Used Campers in stock! Financing Available! RV Parts Megastore...over 50,000 parts & accessories in stock, Full service dept., RV rentals, Discounts on all in stock 2013 models! Camp-Site RV, Hwy. 9 west, Cresco, Iowa 1-800-5560266, 20EOW- o

EMPLOYMENT OTR DRIVERS WANTED at Lawrence Transportation. Great pay package, benefits, and SIGN ON Bonus! Consistent mileage with the home time you deserve. (800) 328-7224. h21,28- x KELLY SERVICES IS currently seeking candidates for production, customer service, and administrative assistants. We offer all shifts and competitve wage. Interested candidates should apply at 3800 N Hwy 52, Ste 250 Rochester, MN 55901 or call 507-282-1584/800-4488908. h21,28-o

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Case iH Dealership in Harmony, MN has an opening for a Parts Counter Sales. Individual has to have the understanding of agricultural equipment and products. Strong computer skills with ability to learn new programs. Has to have good communication skills and be a great team player. Self motivator, self starting and dependable individual. Must be able to work extra hours in busy seasons along with Saturdays. Wages, holiday pay, 401K, uniform, and insurance to be discussed based on experience. Apply in person at Hammell Equipment inc. 330 N Main Harmony or Hwy 52 N Chatfield.

MOVING SALE - PRE-ESTATE SALE - barnyard sale - FREE sale - Labor Day Weekend. That’s right! We have it all! Moving - must sell. Household items, furniture, home decor, bedroom furniture and comforters, 8x11 rugs, drapes, dining room table and chairs, glassware, benches, chicken brooder, runners, lamps, dressers, clocks, mirrors, few antiques pool table, antique bar, bar glasses, cars and a truck, lawn sweeper, lawn sprayer, lawn vac, old steel clothes line poles, log splitter, clothesline, gardening tools, rotor tiller, barn doors, old fir wood, applewood, snowmobile and much, much more. Free stuff also! Don’t want to miss this one! Posting pictures and directions on Craigslist Wednesday, search Chatfield Barnyard. Thursday, Aug. 29, 1:00pm - 7:00pm; Friday, Aug. 30, 8:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday, Aug. 31, 8am - 5pm. Google map 12536 Nichols Spring Drive, Chatfield, MN. g28- o

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ESTATE 507-288-5201 MOVING SALE: Furniture, collectibles, tools, craft items, giftables, lighting, books, luggage, cutlery, antiques, belts, and much much more. Everything FAX has to it go! in! For more info call 507-990-6121. Thursday - Saturday 507-288-9560 (Aug. 29 - 31), 8am-4pm. 5608 Chateau Rd. NW, Rochester. g28- x


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EMPLOYMENT Cheerleading Coach – Sought by Dover-Eyota Public Schools, Eyota, MN. Online application at www.generalasp. com/desch/onlineapp must be submitted by 8/30/13. Questions: johnostrowski@ 507-545-2924, Ext 268. EOE h28- o New Richland Care Center has the following positions available: 56 hour day and night CNA positions. 45 hour evening CNA position. 72 hour evening CNA position. Casual CNA and LPN/ RN positions. 14 hour dietary aide position. All positions work every other weekend and every other holiday. Please inquire by applying on our website at, or contact Peggy Qual, DON, at 507-4653292. EOE h28,4,11- x

EMPLOYMENT DRIVERS NEEDED: Truck Drivers needed for a local company in Chatfield. Local hauls only, home every night, must have a valid Class A or Class B CDL and a clean driving record. Experience preferred in driving dump trucks and end dumps. Competitive wages. Call 507254-2468 for an appointment. h28,4- o NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? Start a CAREER in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and offer ÒBest-In-ClassÓ training. New academy classes weekly. No money down or credit check. Certified mentors ready and available. Paid (while training with mentor). Regional and dedicated opportunities. Great career path. Excellent benefits package. Please call: 866/975-8141 MCAN

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growing Case IH Dealership is looking for an experienced Service Tech.

Duties to include mechanical, troubleshooting, and all other duties that go along with Ag equipment and Implements. CDL is helpful. Must have own tools, be hard working and be a self starting individual. Wages, holiday pay, 401K, uniform and insurance to be discussed based on experience. Apply in person at Hammell Equipment Inc. 330 N Main Harmony or Hwy 52 N Chatfield.

***NOW HIRING*** Production Positions

Also have Warehouse, Machine Operator & Sanitation positions 1st and 2nd shifts available – 2 locations in Rochester Paid Holidays / Vacation Pay Pay Starts $8.50 - $9.50 Medical & Dental

Must Pass Drug & Background screen APPly IN PeRsON At CMG 3707 Commercial Dr. SW Rochester, 55902 Or call 507-923-4955

Footsteps Instructional Assistant: Position is for approximately 5.75 hours per week in the Footsteps program. Hours are Monday evenings 4:00-7:45 PM and Wednesday mornings 9:15-11:15 AM. Applicant must have a two-year degree, 60 college credits or have passed the ParaPro competency test to receive $11.61 per hour. Until employee passes the ParaPro test (which we will give you), wage is $11.36 per hour. Complete online application by Fri., August 30, 2013. After 8/30 call 507-545-2125 for status. Dover-Eyota Public Schools, Eyota, MN. All new employees are required to submit to a Child Protection Background Check. EOE h28- o OTR DRIVERS NEEDED above avg. mileage pay. Avg. 2,500-3,500 miles/wk. 100% no touch. Full benefits w/401K. 12 months CDL/A experience. 888/5459351 ext 13 MCAN HELP WANTED! 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): SEMCIL has openings for direct personal care positions. PCAs Hours of work include: Various shifts on days, evenings and weekends. Candidates must be caring, dependable, the desire to make a difference. CNA certification preferred, but not required. Background check and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) review required. If interested, please complete an application at the location noted below. You may also send an e-mail to the address listed below and an application can be sent to you. SEMCIL, 2200 2nd St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902, E-mail: amandak@semcil. org EOE h21,28- o Route Bus Driver – Sought by Dover-Eyota Public Schools, Eyota, MN. Route bus driver needed for morning and afternoon route at $14.10 per hour. Times are approximately 6:15 am to 8:00 am and 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm. Extra trips also available at $13.00 per hour. Prefer current bus driver’s license holders. Must fill out an application available in the District Office. Must also pass drivers license check, have clean driving history, pass background check, and submit to drug testing. We are seeking safe, dependable drivers. If that describes you, please call Transportation Director Dustin Pagel at 507-545-2633 for more information. EOE h28- o

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