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Building Lynndyn Bridge By K irsten Zoellner

Take two long-time friends. Add a need for change, one available restaurant, and a heap of tenacity. Mix well and you have a perfect recipe for both an investment in the community and budding restauranteurs. Until last November, the substantial, limestone building which sits proudly at the intersection of Mill Street and Jessie Street in downtown Rushford had sat vacant for over five years. It’s had a long history since it was constructed in 1870, originally housing the Jaastad hardware store, and then Front (LtoR) - Chamber President, Jim Roberton, Owners of Engrav hardware. Beginning in Lynndyn Bridge, Gary Kampa, Bridgette Kampa, Lynn Halv1985, after a thorough restora- erson, Vice President of RACC Peter Enns, Mayor of Rushford tion by the Norstad family, it Chris Hallum; 2nd Row (LtoR) - Rushford Area Chamber became home to a series of Board of Directors, Doug Botcher and Wendy Todd; Back Row four restaurants; the Mill Street (LtoR) - Rushford Area Chamber Board of Directors, Terri Inn, McKenzie’s Mill Street Inn, Benson, Peggi Redalen and Kari Hanson. Photo by Kirsten Zoellner Sprigs, and Riverwood Food & Spirits. It’s one of only a few rants most of their lives, wheth- friendly spot the Halversons remaining buildings original to er in a waitressing or cooking and Kampas were looking for. Rushford’s beginnings. aspect. “We just weren’t happy The building proved a good Enter energetic and deter- at our current jobs,” adds Lynn. canvas for local contractors mined Lynn Halverson and “My husband suggested we Trevor and Larry Eide who saw Bridgette Kampa. Along with open our own place.” That idea to the upgrades of the buildtheir husbands, Shelby and took off quickly once word ing’s interior. Boasting soaring Gary, the duo saw a need for a of an unoccupied restaurant ceilings with exposed beams local, made-from-scratch fam- in Rushford was mentioned to and ductwork effects, textured ily eatery and saw the chance the duo by a Rushford resi- plaster walls, stunning woodto make the old building dent with whom they worked. work, and ample natural light bustle once again. With Lynn “It just snowballed from there,” from lofty windows, the whole and Bridgette taking hosting, she enthuses. interior exudes a classic look. cooking, and some waitress- By mid-summer of 2011, the “They did just a phenomenal ing duties, Shelby is overseeing two couples had approached job,” adds Lynn. “It’s soothing, building maintenance while building owner Jerry Rivers light, and airy.” Gary is managing the book- about their idea. “It had to Starting out in mid Novemwork. “It seems to be their be opened,” Lynn notes, “And ber, the duo knew they wanted niche,” chuckles Lynn when our idea worked right into it.” home-style cooking, but withasked how the partnership is The building had seen a com- out trained cooks, they opted progressing. plete remodeling in 2009 as it to try out a few selections and Before taking on the devel- prepared for an opening, but see how diners responded. Sevopment and management of those plans never materialized eral of their noon lunch spethe new restaurant, the pair and the building continued to cials, such as baked chicken, had careers with manufactur- sit empty, just waiting for din- pulled pork, fish, and old-fashing firm Herff-Jones. However, ers. In the end, the décor and both had also worked in restau- atmosphere was just the calm, See LYNNDYN BRIDGE Page 3 

Library seeks parameters from Rushford

ning to address our concerns. The parameters set in the agenda ment clearly limit the library in our The tension between the city mission to acquire the space needcouncil and the library board con- ed for the future of the Rushford tinues, despite both sides calling Public Library. We feel that spendfor open communication of posi- ing money on a wrong plan lacks tive action. The council had voted vision and is never the right thing unanimously February 13 to cease to do. We have been patient and plans to construct a new library studious in the planning and study downtown. Two weeks later, the of the library’s needs. If this is the council passed a second decision direction that the council wishes to move city hall out of the facility to pursue, we the Library Board it shares with the library and to respectfully withdraw from any confine the library to the current consideration to build or remodel Tews Memorial building. until a more appropriate time that Speaking on behalf of the library fits the community vision.” board, Jim O’Donnell addressed The agenda had called for a recthe council. “We are here this eveSee RUSHFORD Page 12  By K irsten Zoellner

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game was in its final 2:00. Lind LYNNDYN BRIDGE a change and his wife mentioned it to him. He’s got a still had 13 points. A lay-in got Continued from Page 1 culinary background and it was her to 999. At that point, R-P led by 14. It really wasn’t a mat- ioned chicken pot pie seemed what we needed,” adds Lynn, ter of if, but when. A game with to be what guests were craving. who concedes that finding their “The turkey bacon melt on cran- chef locally has been a perfect fit. Spring Grove lay imminent. Conventional wisdom fig- berry bread is our most popu- Burdey hopes to bring several ured Lind capable of scoring lar. People just love it,” Lynn items, including various pastas, one point against the (vaunted) gushes. The specials rotate on a to the menu. Lions. Nonetheless, best to get bi-weekly basis and Sunday din- While Lynndyn Bridge was the milestone out of the way. ner and Chef ’s Choice specials bombarded with eager diners Lind got the ball from class- are also new. While down-home early on, the flow of traffic, mate Katie Wolter on a post dining is their signature style, while still great, has leveled off up, dribbled toward the lane, they hope to be known for their and the duo loves starting to see and tossed up a running right- mouth-watering desserts, such their regulars. “With our friendhander. It banked off glass, as their homemade pies, carrot ly home-style feel, it’s refreshdown and through, about the cake, Hummingbird Cake, and ing,” notes Lynn. “The whole family can come and dine.” time a referee’s whistle blew. The cheesecake. hoop put her a 1,001, the harm “We’ve had a learning curve, In addition to their main 1,002. Kenzie scored 16 more opening without trained cooks dining room, Lynndyn Bridge (in defeat) against SG, giving who had memorized the menu,” offers a semi-private dining area, her 1,018 for her career (the 7th Lynn acknowledges as their big- an outdoor patio for summer girl in R-P, or R/P, basketball gest obstacle since opening their months, and an annexed bandoors. That hurdle was rem- quet area, which can suit gatherhistory to do so). Her 5-year basketball journey edied when Rushford chef Ste- ings up to 50. It is open Monday started in ‘07 down highway ven Burdey heard the restaurant through Thursday, 6:30am-9pm, 43 in Mabel, where, as an 8th was looking for a professional to Friday and Saturday, 6:30-10pm, grader, she was the first girl off head their kitchen. “He needed and Sunday, 8am-9pm. the bench (5.2 pts, 4.5 rebs, 2.8 stls, and 1.6 assists) for the Cougars. After a year hiatus, Lind re-emerged on the b-ball By Jade Sexton golf, with Mike Wilford as assistant court in Rushford, starting as At the regular meeting on March coach. In track, Lori Anderson and a sophomore (8.3 pts, 6.9 rebs, 15, the Lanesboro School Board Jeff Debuhr are the head coaches, 2.5 stls, 1.6 assists). The past accepted a special donation from with Tom Hatleli, Jared Pierce, two years (11.3 pts, 8.0 rebs, 3.4 Jeff Schwichtenberg. Schwichten- Ellen Cullen, Alex Aiken, and Eric stls, 3.4 assists as a junior; 12.3 berg donated money in the amount Bunge. pts, 9.3 rebs, 4.0 stls, 4.3 assists of $3,250 to go toward a new scoreOther Business as a senior), she’s been the Tro- board. The City of Lanesboro will John Smith stated that of the jans MVP. She’s unique because, be putting the scoreboard up for the 22 seniors, 16 of them have been at 5’10”, she’s highly skilled. school, and Haakenson Electric will accepted to a college. Ten of them She is a ‘Jackie of all Trades’ be doing the electrical work. will be attending a four-year school, basketball player. She rebounds, Superintendent Jeff Boggs said five a community college, and one passes, and handles the ball all they have been having trouble with a tech school. Four students will very well. She’s always around the old scoreboard for years, and be going into the military, and two the rock. She scores when need have been using a portable one. students are working or are undebe, from inside or out. As her “We’re very appreciative,” he said. cided. dad and coach Dave Lind put, “It’s going to be great.” The board approved letting “She has been a real glue… The board thanked Schwichten- school out at 11:30 a.m. on the last she produces in so many areas.” berg, S&A Petroleum and the city, day, Friday, June 1. Recording the 15th quadruple for their generous donation. The Scholarship Banquet will be double (versus W-K, 18 pts, 14 held on April 29, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Spring sports rebs, 12 assists, 13 stls) in Min- Coaches were approved for the Eagle Bluff. nesota girl’s basketball history is spring sports golf and track. John The school calendar was approved one testament to that versatility. Smith will be the head coach for for the 2012-2013 school year. Being either one or two on her team in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals, each of Please join us for a the last two years, is a second proof. Had she played as a freshman, she could’ve gone over Honoring both 1,000 points and rebounds for a career, a rare feat. A threesport All-Conference athlete We invite you to stop by & share this special event with Dawn (VB, BB, SB), a captain for Kasson American Legion, 212 West Main Street – Kasson, Mn 55944 each, it will be the first Lind Saturday, March 24, 2012 • 3-7 pm will concentrate on at the next •Light Meal Served 3-7 pm •Silent Auction 3-6 pm level. She’ll play volleyball at MSU-Mankato next fall, leav(suggested donation $5.00) •Bake Sale 3-7 pm ing behind her coaching famIf you have any questions, contact Sue #507-635-5760 or Lori #507-273-0761. ily (sister Tori, dad Dave). He Donations can be sent to: Sue Olive, 22692 617th Street, Mantorville, MN 55955 best summed up their father/ daughter, coach/player relationship; “Kenzie has always been a player interested in her team’s success first. As her dad, it has We are accepting 2 year bids for lawn mowing. been wonderful being her coach, This should include mowing, trimming, and occasional spraying. To be but a little cumbersome also… mowed at your discretion or our request. Please submit bids by March there are always benefits and dis31st, to Fillmore County Fair, Box 364, Preston, MN 55965 or fillmorecounadvantages. We have done a very good job of leaving basketball in We are accepting 2 year bids for the beer garden at the fairgrounds. the gym and not discussing it at We expect the sale of beer and malt beverages in the beer garden and the home. I have been very blessed grandstand at all night events, with Thursday subject to change. Please to spend this quality time with submit bids by March 31st, to Fillmore County Fair, Box 364, Preston, MN my kids and their teammates 55965 or who I enjoy very much. I am very proud of Kenzie.” We are accepting 2 year bids for the premium book for the fair. He should be. She’s a uniquely The bid must include book printing plus 5 pages of advertising before the multi-talented basketball player, fair and website linkage. Please submit bids by March 31st, to Fillmore one who appropriately went out County Fair, Box 364, Preston, MN 55965 or fillmorecountyfair@fillmoremaking the 1,000-point club.

Lanesboro gets a new scoreboard

Kenzie Lind of Rushford-Peterson scored her 1,000th point while playing against LeRoy-Ostrander. Photo submitted By Paul Trende With two regular season games left in her senior year, R-P G/F Kenzie Lind sat at 929 career points. Given Lind was scoring 11/game, she needed to be better than average to top 1,000. Her team also needed to make a play-off run. Twenty-three versus Lanesboro, 11 versus FC,

and 21 more versus GM in a play-off win left her 16 points shy of 1,000 heading to the 1A East semi with L-O. After one half, Lind had 13 points, R-P a double-digit lead. The mark seemed so close. It was still so far away. Two missed 2’s, three (narrowly) missed 3’s, and a pair of missed FT’s later, the


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C ommentary Separation of Church and State must remain absolute By Karen Reisner With some hesitation I write about a subject that concerns both politics and religion, as both are topics often not up for debate among friends and family. However, when GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared on February 26 that he doesn’t believe “the separation of church and state is Karen Reisner absolute,” he crossed a line which was concerning to me. Santorum criticized a speech made by John Kennedy in 1960 where Kennedy described the separation of church and state as an absolute doctrine. He failed to criticize Ronald Reagan who stated, “I hold that in this country there must be complete severance of church and state.” James Garfield declared, “We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are and must remain separate.” Santorum insisted the first amendment to the constitution means the free exercise of religion. He apparently believes the free exercise of religion is the ability to impose one’s beliefs on others. Our country’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion, without limitations dependent on individual religious interpretations. Freedom of religion is the right to practice which ever religion or belief system an individual chooses. Once the state and religion become entwined, this freedom is limited for those that don’t have the belief system which coincides with that of the Editorial Cartoon

state. Many groups of various faiths immigrated to this country, often at great hardship, so they could practice the religion of their choice unimpeded by the government. A wide variety of organized religions have their own narrow belief systems. Faith is personal. We are a very diverse population, many religions with differing sects, a variety of cultures, many ethnic groups, and so on. Religion is referred to twice in the constitution. The first amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” and in Article VI, clause 3, of the constitution it says “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Both place a separation between religion and the government. In 1802, Thomas Jefferson interpreted the first amendment as the establishment of a “wall of separation” between church and state. He saw the separation as a way to protect an individual’s right of conscience and an absolute necessity for a free society. “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God.” We as citizens or residents of this country are obligated to live within the law whether those laws are federal, state, or local. However, the limits put on each of us by our own personal religious beliefs vary substantially and often are more restrictive than the laws of the state. Forcing these limits on another is an affront to that person’s civil rights. We do not want a state religion with power over the gov-

ernment, and we do not want the government to have power over religion. The first amendment protects us on both counts. Justice Antonin Scalia (1990) suggested religious freedom is not limited by asking religious institutions to follow the “generally applicable” laws of the country. Santorum objects to what he calls the imposing of government values on the people of faith. He suggests that people of faith are limited by not being allowed to come to the public square to make their case. The whole point of the first amendment is that all people have the freedom to practice their religion and are welcome to come to the public square to make their case and influence the debate. However, if one religious doctrine is allowed to be adopted as part of the country’s law, then it may restrict the freedom of all those with differing belief systems. The government must stand separate from any religious doctrine to have true religious freedom. Other Recent Public Comments In a related subject, people are free to agree and disagree. Debate is healthy; it is another freedom that the first amendment guarantees for each of us. A healthy debate is a learning tool. A healthy debate is only helpful if it remains civil and respectful. Recent remarks made by a popular radio entertainer/ commentator were not healthy and failed the test of civility. It is best not to say anything about someone if you can’t say anything positive, therefore, I will not comment further. Another recent thoughtful comment was made by former first lady Barbara Bush speaking about today’s politics and the partisan bickering that gets us no where. “I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. It’s not a dirty word.” My response: Go, Barbara Bush!!

Letter about Kingsley commentary To the Editor, I am loathe to respond to the affable Andrew Kingsley; however, my nearly 50 years as a woman, 30 years as a nurse, and 25 years as a mother (who actually became pregnant and carried three children, gave birth and cared for them) it is my responsibility to provide a different view of the realities of woman’s issues. I’ve never had an abortion; I have testified in the murder trial of a 6-month-old little girl that died of a skull fracture at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. Not all unwanted babies are given up for adoption. Abortion is going to happen irrespective of its legality. The earliest recorded abortions happened around 1550 BCE. These abortion methods read like something out of a horror movie. Women then, as now, have found themselves pregnant at times that are at best “not optimal” and at worst dangerous. It is difficult to

understand a situation in which someone is so frightened and desperate that they choose to endure tremendous emotional and physical pain and perhaps jeopardize their life to change it. Imagine how terrifying that must be. As Andrew said, who are we to judge? But for the grace of God, go I. Mr. Kingsley has written a passionate and eloquent article, however he is too young to remember what it was like before women had the right to choose. Do we really want to go back to the back-alley abortion clinics? Let’s not have woman and girls ingesting poisons or throwing themselves down a flight of stairs to avoid a situation that they perceive as intolerable (rightly or wrongly is not for me to judge). Removing a woman’s right to choose won’t prevent abortions, it will succeed in driving the practice back underground, raising the clinical risks exponentially in the process. Suzette Wier Lanesboro, MN

Letter about library and response to Drue Fergison To the Editor, In the paper last week, Drue Fergison said that the Rushford City Council looks down right disdainful because they chose to tell the library board that they (the city) just couldn’t take on any more projects to add to the already large debt that the people of this city are going to have to pay. It’s very easy to yap about something when you have no idea what is going on. That would be like me telling her that she should buy her kids something that the kids would really like even though I have no idea what her bills are, how much she is making, what future expenditures does she have to come up with, or anything else for that matter.

I didn’t see a lot of people from Rushford writing a letter to the editor. I would like to see a new library, I would also like to see a new school, something we need more, in my opinion. The state also thinks that the dikes need to be redone plus a community center that isn’t finished, plus a lot of other issues. I would say our City Council is being very responsible, most of them would probably like to see a new library too but like a good parent, if you give your child a new toy then can’t come up with enough money to feed them, are you doing the right thing. I personally think, that the council was just trying to stop all the work if there is no way that they feel that they can come up with the money to help them. This way, like a child, if they want the new toy and will go to work to find the money themselves, the parents taught the child a good lesson. Our government and parents need to quit letting their kids come to them with their hands out, and allow them to say I want it, I deserve it, I don’t care how much money you have, you better give it to me. Linda Hovland Rushford, MN

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Smart phones give birth to dumb drivers By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 I’ve been dwelling on University of Minnesota Head Football Coach Jerry Kill’s presentation at the Preston Area Community Foundation dinner at The Branding Iron in Preston, Minn.. His focus on cell phone usage removing us from personal contact with each other really Jason Sethre struck a chord with me. Coach Kill spoke from the heart and presented a framework of common sense. In addition to impacting personal

contact and relationships, I think we should address the dangers of driving while using a cell phone. I was so curious about how others felt about this issue that I posted the online reader poll on to see how our readers would respond. As presented to the right of my commentary, 73 percent of our readers must have felt my question was extreme. The question was: Should any cell phone usage while driving be treated with the same penalties as a DWI? I know that sounds extreme, but isn’t driving while focusing on your cell phone essentially driving while impaired? And, I must add that I am addressing an issue with quite a bit of hypocrisy. I am one of those people who can’t live without my Smart Phone. Besides playing Angry Birds, my phone has

Internet access, texting capabilities, GPS, 13 e-mail accounts, a calculator, current weather conditions and forecasts, an alarm clock, a timer, and an abundance of applications I have never even used. My phone does everything but nuke burritos. That’s why I have the microwave in my backseat, right next to the coffee pot and the blender. I do believe that cell phones have posed a danger to drivers ever since they were invented. We already had a radio, power windows, power locks and kids yelling in the backseat -- all distractions while driving. Then, the cell phone came along. And, with that came the all-inclusive Smart Phone. In a HealthDay poll conducted in November 2011 with more than 2,800 American adults, 86 percent of drivers said they ate or drink while driving at some point. Roughly 37 percent of the drivers have received

text messages while driving. Another 41 percent of those drivers have set or changed a GPS system while driving. Another 36 percent have read a map while driving. Another 14 percent put on make-up while driving. A large percentage of the people said they know distracted driving is dangerous, but do it anyway. What a lot of people still don’t realize is that Minnesota State Legislature enacted into law a ban on texting while driving starting in 2008 -- nearly four years ago. But, I don’t think that has stopped everybody from texting while driving. Imagine you are texting while driving and the person coming your way is texting while driving. Both drivers are looking down at their phones. Suddenly, you both cross the center line and collide. There’s no difference when comparing two drunk drivers in a head-on collision, right?

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Online Reader Poll Results: Should any cell phone usage while driving be treated with the same penalties as a DWI? • Yes... 27% • No... 73% Next week’s reader poll question:

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Obituaries Kevin L. Courtney Kevin L. Courtney, 55, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, March 12, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family following a 13-year battle with Leukemia. Kevin was born on December 5, 1956, in Decorah, Iowa to Lawrence and Ruth (Bolland) Courtney. He was raised on a farm near Bluffton, Iowa. Kevin graduated from North Winneshiek High School. He worked in the carpentry and construction industry and for TRW in Rushford for over 25 years. On April 2, 2009, Kevin married Kwang Lee. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford and enjoyed woodworking and hunting. Kevin is survived by his wife Kwang of Rushford; two children: Kristina (Chad) Wiltgen of Decorah, Iowa; and Kory (Amy) Courtney of Burr Oak, Iowa; two stepdaughters: Kayla Bakkum and Ashley Bakkum and Ashley’s fiancé, Collin Pontillo of Rushford; six grandchildren; four siblings: Brian (Karen) Courtney of Decorah; Mary (Matt) Hamseth of Decorah, Patrick (Sandra) Courtney of Portland, Oregon; and Kelly (Carrie) Courtney of Burr Oak, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Teresa. There was a Memorial Mass for Kevin at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford on Thursday, March 15, with the Rev. Joseph Pete officiating. Burial of Kevin’s cremated body was in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in Bluffton, Iowa. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford handled arrangements. Gerald Herbert Grunz Gerald “Jerry” Herbert Grunz, 74, of Winona, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 12, 2012, at Winona Health. Jerry was born on August 5, 1937, in Winona to Herbert and Leone (Moorhead) Grunz. Before graduating from Winona High School, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on January 25, 1956. After high school graduation, he completed six years with the Navy. On February 6, 1960, Jerry was united in marriage to Maria Griessdorf at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Winona. Jerry worked as a lithographer in the printing business for over 40 years before retiring from Herff Jones. In his spare time, Jerry enjoyed deer hunting, walleye fishing, playing cribbage, and telling jokes. He wanted to be known as a child of God when he accepted Christ as his Savior. In August 2011, Jerry and Maria became members of Island City Baptist Church in Goodview. Jerry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maria Grunz; four

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daughters, Ava Kock of Utica; Joanie (Wes Schultz) Kronebusch of Goodview; Helen (Ron) Sutter of Lanesboro, and Andrea (Jeff ) Dornbusch of Rollingstone; 12 grandchildren; brother, James (Sandra) Grunz of California; and uncle, Homer (Hilda) Grunz of the Twin Cities. He is preceded in death by his parents; and sonsin-law, Steve Kock and David Kronebusch. A memorial service was held on Friday, March 16, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Winona. Pastor Fred Cruz of Island City Baptist Church in Goodview officiated. Immediately following the service, full military honors were provided by the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post #9 at Windom Park. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Hoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services handled arrangements. Robert Hurley Robert Hurley, age 81, of Chatfield, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Robert Eugene Hurley was born on October 28, 1930 to Michael and Mary (McCabe) Hurley in Caledonia, MN. After graduating from Loretto High School in 1948, he attended college in LaCrosse for one year. He went to work for the Houston County Highway Department on a survey crew. After a year, he went back to college at WSU in Winona. He received his B.A. degree in 1953 and came to Chatfield to teach high school science. On August 19, 1954, he married Ardys Hagen in Caledonia. He received a M.A. degree in Biology from St. Mary’s in Winona in 1968 and Specialist in Education in 1970. He spent all 38 years in teaching and was Dean of Students (for five years) at Chatfield Public School. During the summer months he worked for the Pavlish Lumber Company and Tuohy Furniture Manufacturing. Robert retired from teaching in the spring of 1991. After retirement, he worked full-time for Tuohy Furniture Manufacturing for several years and Hurley Accounting and Tax for 19 years. Survivors include his wife, Ardys of Chatfield; one son, Dan (Peg) Hurley of Chatfield; four daughters, Caryn (Joe) Erickson of Fremont, Nebraska; Deb (Rick) VonWald of Chatfield; Chari (Todd) Kruegel of Spring Valley; Dayna (Greg) LaPlante of Chatfield; 14 grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Munk of Menlo Park CA; and Mary LaVerne Plesha of LaCrosse, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, three brothers, and two sisters. The funeral for Robert Hurley was Monday, March 12, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Patrick Arens and Father Tom Loomis officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later

date. Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield handled the arrangements. Leland Warren James Leland Warren “Lee” James, 78, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Lee was born on May 24, 1933, to Melvin and Ella (Overby) James. He graduated from Rushford High School in 1951. Lee entered the U.S. Navy boot camp in 1951, at Great Lakes, Ill. He trained in Memphis, Tenn. as an aviation structural mechanic. He served two tours. His first duty station was NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He then transferred to the NAS Alameda, California, from 1951 to 1954. Lee was discharged as E-5 in 1955. Lee then attended the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. On September 28, 1957, he was united in marriage with Donna “Toots” Woxland. They were married for 54 years. Lee was employed as a structural mechanic at Northwest Airlines in St. Paul, Minn. from 1957 to 1961. He was then employed at Tri- County Electric in Rushford from 1961 to 1970. Lee was also active in the Naval Reserves from 1965 to 1969. Over the next 18 years, he was employed at Badger Construction and Bakken Construction. Lee became semi-retired in 1997. In the fall of 1997 he joined the crew at Norsland Lefse, retiring in 2008. Lee was a member of the Rushford American Legion. He was active in the Rushford Lutheran Church where he was a church council member and Sunday school teacher. Lee was a Boy Scout Leader. He was part of the first Rushford Ambulance crew and taught first aid classes. Lee’s hobbies included Nascar (Ford drivers), hunting, arrow-head hunting, computer games, military history, reading, berry-picking, scenic drives and his grandkids. Lee is surved by his wife, Donna and their children: Scott (Christi) James and daughter, Cassie; Nancy (Geff ) Dornink and daughter, Holli, son Adam and daughter Kerri; Todd (Michele) James and sons, Erick and Matthew and daughter, Katie; Kristine James (Ray Oman) and daughters, Sawyer and Madeline and son, Jacob; two great-grandchildren, Adam and Brynlee; one aunt, Helen Rustad, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles. The service was on Saturday, March 10, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson, Minn. with the Rev. Wade Davick officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford handled arrangements. See OBITUARIES Page 7 

Fillmore County Church Directory A rendahl Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2477 Assembly Of God Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church ………………… Fri. - 8 : 30am & Sat. - 5 : 00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 45am & 6 : 00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church …………………… Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 00am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 509 Kansas St N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 37784 Dogwood Rd, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3769 Emmanuel Episcopal Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2164 Faith United Methodist Church ……………… Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 617 Maple Ln, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2830 Fillmore Free Methodist Church ……………… Sundays - 8 : 30am & 10 : 30am 19127 County 8, Wykof f, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am & 6 : 00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston …………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am & 7: 00pm 108 Chatf ield Ave N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4960 First English Lutheran Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2793 First Lutheran Church of Highland ………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 22423 391st Ave, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3318 First Presby terian Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran …………………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church ………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran …………………………………… Sundays - 11: 00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905 Grace Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2218 Greenf ield Lutheran Church ………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am & 10 : 30am 235 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3272 Greenleaf ton Reformed Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am Highway 9, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2546 Harmony United Methodist Church ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 60 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886- 6851 Henry town Lutheran Church ……………… Wed. - 6 : 30pm & Sun. - 10 : 30am PO Box 103, Harmony, MN 55939 (Henrytown) (507) 886-2425 Highland Prairie Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 43265 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 864-2731 Historic Lenora United Methodist Church ……………… Special Occassions Lenora, MN (Rural Canton) (507) 545-2641 Immanuel Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 254 Main St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2801 Lanesboro United Methodist Church ……………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 507 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2646 Mabel First Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 202 N. Oak, P.O. Box 395, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5293 Mabel United Methodist Church …………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 111 W Newburg St, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5296 Nativity Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 8 : 45am & (3rd & 4th) - 10 :30am 640 1st Ave SW, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-2393 New Life Victory Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 440 2nd Ave SE, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3525 Newburg United Methodist Church ……………………………………………… 3.1 miles N. of Mabel on Hwy. 43 ; 2.2 miles W. on Co. Rd. 24 North Prairie Lutheran ……………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 35957 Highway 30, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 875-2460 Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church ……………… Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 30am 805 S Broadway St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7251 Pilot Mound Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 8 miles N. of Lanesboro on 250 then 4 miles W. on Hwy 30 (507) 875-2460 Pioneer Presby terian Church ………………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 206 Fillmore St NE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4037 Preston United Methodist Church …………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 212 Saint Anthony St N, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2503 R iver Of Life Regional Church …………………………………………………… 220 N Money Creek St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2853 Root Prairie Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am County Rd 11, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4455 Root R iver Church of the Brethren ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 23553 County Rd 20, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4772 Root R iver Community Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 503 Nannestad Lane, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7074 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………… Sat. - 5 : 30pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 101 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Satersdahl Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church …………………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 408 Preston St N W # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 241 Line St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2585 St Joseph’s Catholic Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church ………………… Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 11: 00am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772- 4474 St Olaf Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 10 :30am & (3rd & 4th) - 8 : 45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall ……………………………………… Sundays - 8 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church ………………… Sun. - 10 : 00am & Wed. - 7: 00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church ………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 378- 4801 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints ………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA …………………………………… Sundays - 11: 00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 204 South St, Ostrander, MN 55961 (507) 657-2203 Union Prairie Lutheran ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3363 United Methodist Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 236 Gold St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352- 4136 Valley Christian Center ……………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 W halan Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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Lynn L. Erlandson Rogich Lynn L. Erlandson Rogich, age 41, of Mabel, died unexpectedly, March 5, 2012, at the Gundersen Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Lynn was born March 25, 1970, in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Steven and Jackie (Amdahl) Erlandson. She graduated from Lynn L. the Mabel- Erlandson Canton High Rogich School in 1988, and then from North Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa with a degree in cosmetology. On December 18, 2004, she married Larry Rogich at the Highland Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, Iowa. Lynn had worked as a distributor of salon products and as a salon consultant, sales manager for Tri-State Signing, at Nancy’s Solutions in Caledonia, and a daycare provider for five years so she could stay at home with their son. She was currently an assistant with the pre-school program at Mabel-Canton Elementary School, and at A.B.L.E. in Spring Grove. Lynn also volunteered as an assistant Cub Scout leader, and as a P.A.L.S leader at the school.

Lynn was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting morel mushrooms, cooking, crafting, decorating for Christmas, and especially spending time with family. Lynn is survived by her husband Larry of Mabel; a son Levi; a step-daughter Colleen; mother Jackie Erlandson (Tom Madson) of Mabel; sister Lisa Erlandson of Mabel; a brother Shane (Dawn) Erlandson of New Hampton, Iowa; grandmother Ruby Erlandson of Mabel; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; a sister Laura; grandparents Nick Erlandson and Lyle and Adeline Amdahl. Funeral services were Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel handled arrangements. Jay Allen Quandahl Jay Allen Quandahl, 45, of Preston, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his home in Preston. Jay was born on April 12, 1966, in Spring Grove, Minnesota, the son of Robert and Verna (Hareldson) Quandahl. He graduated from MabelCanton High School in 1984. He then went to Pipestone, Minn. and attended the Pipestone Vocational Techni-

Monday, March 19, 2012 cal Institute and received his degree in Meat Cutting in July 1985. After graduation he moved to Preston and went to work for Dahl’s IGA working there for 15 years. In 1988 he married Holly Gossman; the couple later divorced. After this he worked for Skippy’s in Chatfield until 2011. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and any outdoor activities. He also enjoyed working on farms. He especially loved spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his mother Verna (Rick Staggemeyer) of Spring Grove, Minnesota; one son Jordan at home; daughter Kori (Adam Johnson) McCabe of Spring Grove; two stepsons, Brandon and Ryan Allen of Chatfield; stepdaughter, Kasondra (Joe)Fieseler of Eyota; five grandchildren; one brother, Brian of Gilbert, Az., and one sister Robin (David) Bong of Middleton, Wi., his special family, Larry Severson of Chatfield, Tony (Paula) Severson, Kelli Pierce, and Sheila (James) Marzolf and Shawn Severson, all of Preston. Also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Robert; the love of his life Jodi Severson, daughter Rikki McCabe, and also both his paternal and maternal grandparents. Funeral services were held at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery Preston.

Chatfield accepts grant for generator By Karen Reisner About a year ago Dan Jaquith was authorized by the city council to write and submit a grant to Homeland Security for the purpose of installing a generator in the Thurber Building to maintain services through a power loss. The council accepted the grant at the council’s March 12 meeting. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will provide $71,371 toward the purchase and installation of the generator. The city’s matching share is to be $23,790. The total project cost is estimated to be $95,000. The city council approved a resolution in support of Fillmore County’s Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Project. The county’s effort is in collaboration with the cities and ambulance and first responder services within the county. If the grant is successful, AEDs would be purchased with the funds; first for county squad cars, second for county buildings, and third for participating municipal buildings based on available funding. Mayor Don Hainlen suggested AEDs would be put in city hall and the Center for the Arts. Annual Audit Jason Boynton, Smith Schafer and Associates, presented the annual audit for the year ending December 31, 2011. He issued an unqualified, clear opinion, adding there are no major concerns

from an audit perspective. The tax capacity of the city increased between 2002 and 2011 through community growth and increased market values. However, that growth leveled off over the past three years. The city is receiving fewer state dollars due to a reduction in Local Government Aid (LGA). LGA in 2010 and 2011 was reduced to levels similar to those received in 2005. Public safety is the city’s most significant expenditure, which is typical for a community of this size. The Fund balance is at 62 percent, showing the city has sufficient reserves. The city continues to make timely payments on its debt. The city decreased total outstanding debt by $1,037,501 during the current fiscal year. The council accepted the audit as presented. Other Business In Brief *A Memo of Understanding was approved between both the Chatfield Ambulance Service and the Chatfield Fire Department and Help our Neighbors (HON). HON is a community task force that will provide services to area seniors to help them live independently and stay in their homes. *An agreement with Olmsted County was approved for routine maintenance of short sections of their roads. The city will maintain a half mile section of CSAH 10 within the city and less than a half mile of County Road 145. Payment to the city

from the Olmsted County will be $3,852.94. *Tony Lammers reported the city had received its recently purchased street sweeper. Sixteen Ash trees have been removed and public works people will soon be patching pot holes. *Councilor Russ Smith reporting on the Public Works Committee said that seventeen manholes need rehab to maintain the system and that over 40,000 feet of the sanitary sewer system has been viewed via camera. Smith said the camera process is a good tool for planning and a starting point for needed repair. *The second consideration and the publication of Ordinance #403 were both approved. This would vacate one foot of property along Spring Street, Lot 5, to help clear the title for sale of the property.

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Birth Announcement Birth Announcement Matie Emelia Soppa Matie Emelia Soppa was born on February 20, 2012, to Matt Soppa and Casey Rislove. She weighed 7lbs. 6 oz. She joins brothers Ethan and Gage at home. Congratulations on the birth of your precious baby girl, Matie. She surely will bring much joy to your family and I, her great- grandmother, share much joy with “Emelia” in her name, as now Matie will have something of her late greatgreat-grandmother, “Emelia” that will always be the same. From Great-Grandpa Skippy and Great-Grandma Janet Rislove.

Wyatt Lester Laqua Cameron and Stephanie Laquas and big brother Chase proudly announce the birth of their new baby Wyatt Lester Laqua. Wyatt was born February 28, 2012, at 3:39 p.m. at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. He weighed 9 lb 1 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Shirley and the late Lester Laqua of Lake City and Rick and Janelle Masher-Rowe of Spring Valley. Grear-grandparents are Ione Hanson of Rochester, Barbara Mosher of Spring Valley, and the late Gordon Mosher. Great-great-grandmother is Laura Mosher of Ostrander.

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Fillmore County District Court Report On Monday, March 12, 2012, David John Nelson, 59 of Chester, Iowa, appeared before Judge Robert Benson at the Fillmore County Courthouse. Nelson was charged with Assault in the 3rd degree with substantial bodily harm, which has a maximum penalty of five years in jail, $10,000, or both. He was also charged with two counts of Assault in the 5th degree with fear of bodily harm or death, each with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, $1,000, or both, and one count of disorderly conduct. These charges stem from an incident in which

Nelson allegedly assaulted his brother, James Nelson. James Nelson reported to the police that his brother had allegedly assaulted him by shoving him, when he then fell against a barn, fracturing his ribs. Nelson was released on his own recognizance, with $10,000 unconditional bail. His next court appearance is March 27, 2012. Also appearing before Judge Benson was Leland Ronald Nelson, II, 25 of Spring Valley. Nelson was charged with two counts of malicious punishment of a child under the age of four,

which has a maximum penalty of five years in jail, $10,000, or both. He was also charged with two counts of domestic assault, with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, $1,000, or both, and two counts of Assault in the 5th degree. The charges came after an incident in which Nelson allegedly hurt a young child he was caring for, his girlfriend’s son. The child’s father brought him to the Olmsted Medical Center in Spring Valley when he found bruises on him. Nelson was released on his own recognizance with $10,000 unconditional bail. He must


have no contact with the victim or his siblings. His next appearance in court is April 9, 2012. Patrick John Mulhern, 22 of Fountain, also appeared before Judge Benson on March 12. Mulhern was charged with Fleeing a Peace Officer in a motor vehicle, which has a maximum penalty of three years and one day in jail, $5,000, or both. He was also charged with a Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and a DWI with a blood alcohol level above .08. Both have a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, $1,000, or both. There was also a charge for open bottle, with the same maximum penalty.

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The charges stem from an incident on March 9, 2012, when Mulhern was allegedly driving his vehicle in the wrong lane. He also allegedly attempted to flee police by driving through a field with his lights off. His blood alcohol level was over .08, and he failed the field sobriety tests. There was allegedly an open can of beer in the vehicle as well. Mulhern was released on his own recognizance with $12,000 unconditional bail. He must submit to electronic home monitoring with daily alcohol testing and not visit any bars. His next court appearance will be April 2, 2012.

American Cancer Society honors Relay for Life of Fillmore County In honor of its outstanding contributions in the fight against cancer, the American Cancer Society recently presented Relay For Life of Fillmore County with a National Per Capita award. The award was presented at the American Cancer Society Midwest Division’s Leadership Summit in Bloomington, Minnesota. In 2011, the Relay For Life of Fillmore County raised $122,048 at their event, for a per capita amount of $5.86. This ranking

was the #10 figure for all counties in the 20,000 — 24,999 population category in America. “The American Cancer Society depends on the fundraising efforts of our community members to continue our progress in the fight against cancer in helping people stay well, get well find cures and fight back,” said Ann O’Connor, American Cancer Society volunteer from Preston, MN. “The people in Fillmore County continue to lead the way in fighting back

against cancer year after year.” 2011 also marked the year the event reached the one million dollar mark in 18 years of hosting the Relay For Life. For more information and to participate in the 2012 Relay For Life in Fillmore County, log on to FillmoreMN. The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global

Harmony City Council discusses EDA funds By Jade Sexton The Harmony City Council had a short meeting on March 13, 2012. During the meeting they discussed a bill that was recently submitted to them by a resident. This resident had two of her appliances burn out after her electric meter was replaced by the city. She submitted a bill for $835.92 for getting her microwave and stove repaired. Mayor Steve Donney said insurance would not cover the cost since there was no negligence on the part of the city employees. There was most likely a surge of voltage that caused the damage. He said he believed that is the cause, since it’s too big of a coincidence to have two appliances go out at once. There have been no other complaints or problems caused by the replacement of the electric meters. After this incident occurred, the city had the employees go inside the

home to turn off the power at the main before replacing the meter, then turn it back on when finished. “I’m afraid it would set a precedence,” said council member Jim Bakken. City Administrator Jerome Illg agreed. Donney made a motion to pay for the bill, which did not pass. Council member Dan Tieffenbacher made a motion to pay 50 percent of the bill, since the appliances were used and not brand new. The motion passed, with Bakken voting against. Building and Maintenance Maintenance employee Chris Johnson said the jet pump at well number one burned out, and has to be replaced at a cost of $600. The pump injects chlorine into the system. Johnson also said they are still waiting to get the pump back for the other well, as it has been in New Prague get-

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Valley approves door bid By Gary Peterson Bids were approved Monday night at Spring Valley City Council for replacement of the steel doors at the swimming pool. According to Park Director John Fenske the old doors are the original ones that were installed when the pool was built. Valley Home Improvement bid the doors at $13,768 plus a $1,000 bid to install the doors. Fire Department transfers money to Spring Valley Ambulance Association The Council also approved a donation of $2,500 from the Fire Department Donation Account to the Spring Valley Ambulance Association to help pay for the equipment to equip the rehab trailer. Chief Chris Czapiewski said that the trailer will be available to any location within the service area. It will enable firemen or other workers to go inside the structure and get out of the weather. EDA Action The latest on the EDA loan to

the Root River Country Club: Previously the County Commissioner had indicated they would pick up 50 percent of the cost but has now reduced that amount to 25 percent. Dollar wise it went from a guarantee of $17,500 to $8,750. The loan from the EDA will be approved with those guarantees included. The EDA is also recommending to the Council to allow the EDA to reapply for USDA, RBEG funds for the Industrial Park and/ or city expansions project based on the past success of the 20092012 program that assisted three area businesses. Matching grant dollars of 20 percent ($55,400) and a resolution are needed by City Council to support the application. Spring Cleanup is being planned. Back by popular demand the city will once again sponsor the City Wide Cleanup in May. It doesn’t come without costs. City Administrator Deb Zimmer says

County to support highway improvement on Duschee Hill By Karen Reisner Rober t Thompson, Lanesboro, during the citizen input portion of the March 13 county board meeting asked the board for a resolution in support of changing the alignment of a portion of Highway 16 near Inspiration Point between Preston and Lanesboro. Commissioner Chuck Amunrud was absent. Thompson stated he had tried to get MnDot to straighten that hill twenty to twentyfive years ago. Another semi and trailer rolled over near Inspiration Point on March 5. Thompson said that it was the third semi accident at that location in the past six months. He already had taken the issue to the Lanesboro City Council where they voted to draft a letter to send to MnDot. Thompson explained that with a change in the alignment and the construction of a slow lane, a lot of the pressure would be taken off that hill, making it safer. The entrance to Inspiration Point would be on the west side and make a safer entrance. The park would be left untouched. Commissioner Duane Bakke said he was fully in support of doing something. He suggested that resolutions of support be obtained from local businesses like the Lanesboro Sales Commission and POET Biorefining. Sheriff Daryl Jensen said he certainly was in support of the effort to improve what he called the “horseshoe” and the corner east of that. He said it is a beautiful spot, but a real dangerous curve both going up and down the hill. Jensen is putting together accident numbers at that location over

the years. He suggested the largest number of semi crashes in the county have occurred on that section of highway. AED Grant Application Chief Deputy Sheriff Thomas Kycek described the effort to obtain grant funding for Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) from the federal Department of Human Services. The grant collaboration is between the county, the cities and the ambulance and first responder services within the county. Kycek recognized the efforts of County Coordinator Karen Brown and Human Resources Kristina Kohn for the time and work they had contributed toward the grant application. The grant funds, if awarded, would be spread over three years with a maximum of $100,000 per year. In the first phase the money would be used to put AEDs in all squad cars. The second phase would put AEDs in all county buildings and the third phase would provide at least one AED each for participating municipal buildings. The resolution of support approved by the county board noted that 24 percent of the deaths in the county were from heart disease in 2010. The “timing of AED shock following the initial signs of a heart event is critical to survival.” Kycek noted only three of these grants will be awarded. He said if we don’t receive the grant, we will continue to pursue other funding to provide better service to the county. Other Business In Brief •The resignation to retire of Public Health Nurse Linda Grabau was accepted with

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that it will cost between $4,000 and $5,000. She is trying to get those costs lowered by taking the junk to LeRoy Metals rather than Waste Management. 301 Center Ave cannot be burned A little update on the structure at 301 Center Avenue. At the last meeting Council voted to have the fire department burn the building but since then an inspection of the property will not allow that to happen. Therefore the house needs to be demolished. Administrator Zimmer said, “The structure is a definite health and safety issue.” It was not announced when the action will occur. A day to help the environment Councilman Jones said that the creek cleanup in Spring Valley is now set for April 7. He said that they need a lot of volunteers to do the job. Sounds like a perfect outing for a nice day and doing something to improve our parks and waters.

thanks for fourteen years of service effective May 31. The advertisement for her replacement at .8 FTE was approved. •Marla Stanton was hired as the new .8 FTE Assistant County Attorney effective March 30. Kristina Kohn explained that they had a whole new pool of applicants for the .8 position. Formerly, it was a .6 FTE position which has proven to contribute to an unacceptable rate of turnover. •Commissioners had a long discussion on when best to advertise for a replacement for the retiring county engineer. John Grindeland plans to retire at the end of this year. Kohn said it will take time to find his replacement. There seemed to be a consensus that the county could get along without an Assistant County Engineer, which would be a significant savings to the county. The board decided to post immediately for the County Engineer position with a potential salary range dependent on the candidate’s qualifications. •Commissioner Randy Dahl explained that Semcac is keeping a skeleton crew for their weatherization program. Minnesota was one of the states that did not receive funding this year. Dahl said it has been a very good and cost-effective program. The heat loss fixes and improvements to furnaces can save about 20 percent of heating costs. This can reduce the need for energy assistance in these homes. Home Energy Licensed Professionals (HELP) is a new division of Semcac. Experienced certified auditors will do a comprehensive energy audit at a cost of $150. They will provide solutions for homes and businesses to fit the owners budget which can reduce energy usage and save on utility costs.

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creating a sister publication of the Visit Bluff Country magazine. This sister publication will be titled Daytripper, boasting “101 Things To Do & See In Southeast Minnesota.” What is unique about Daytripper, glossy from cover to cover, is that we will be publishing 80,000 copies in the month of May 2012, and distributing 62,000 copies of this magazine within the Olmsted County Journal to over 62,000 households. So, immediately, over 62,000 households in Rochester, Eyota, Dover, Byron, Pine Island, Oronoco and Stewarville will receive copies of this magazine right in their own home. The additional 18,000 copies will be distributed to rack locations within up to 100 miles of Olmsted County in all directions such as Cannon Falls,

Red Wing, Owatonna, Austin, Albert Lea, Decorah, Winona, La Crosse, Mankato, and all points between. I encourage our readers to offer up their favorite things to do and see in Southeast Minnesota. Whether it is a trip to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, horseback riding in the Forestville State Park, or a trip to The SPAM Museum in Austin, we want to hear your thoughts. Your favorite ‘daycation’ could make the list of “101 Things To Do & See In Southeast Minnesota” appearing in Daytripper. And, one lucky winner will be drawn for a special Daytripper getaway valued at up to $300. Look for details in next week’s Fillmore County Journal for the Daytripper contest. For businesses wishing to advertise in Daytripper, they can contact the Fillmore County Journal at 507-765-2151.

Announcing call for Visual Artists for “Art in the Park” The Lanesboro Arts Center would like to invite artists to submit an application for inclusion in the Annual Father’s Day “Art in the Park” Festival, to be held on Sunday, June 17, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, Minnesota. Now in its 32nd year, “Art in the Park” is southeast Minnesota’s longest running art festival. The festival features 100+ artist and craft booths, homemade foods and beverages provided by local organizations, a farm animal petting zoo, the ‘Make a Tie for Dad’ booth, and music and entertainment throughout the day – including Dan Newton’s Café Accordion Orchestra, and Patchouli. With the quality, variety and value of artwork, “Art in the Park” attracts thousands of regional patrons each year. Lanesboro is famous for its hospitality and Sylvan Park provides an idyllic setting for the event

with shade trees, scenic bluffs, playground and ponds. For an application and more information about “Art in the Park,” go to the Lanesboro Arts Center website: or email artinthepark@lanesboroarts. org. Deadline for entries is April 20, 2012. Booth fee is $85, and booths must feature original work handmade by artists; all items for sale must be the art or handiwork of the exhibiting artist(s) or artisan(s). “Art in the Park” is a program of the Lanesboro Arts Center, which has been providing year-round arts programming for more than thirty years. Its mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information contact 507-467-2446 / / www.

Lanesboro Arts Center Exhibit: “Carved Mysteries” Linocut Printmaking by Lori Biwer-Stewart. Exhibit runs through April 7. Hours: Tues – Sat 10 am – 5 pm. Lanesboro Arts Center, 103 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro High School presents the play “ The Cow Tippers by Eddie McPherson.” Fri, Sat & Sun, March 23-25 7:30 pm Fri & Sat; 2 pm Sun St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro Adults $5, Students $3



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Sue’s Muse By Sue Ommen Bread, A Slice Of Life Baking bread becomes so much more than flour, yeast, butter and water. Baking bread can transport you back to your grandmother’s kitchen, to childhood at the extended family gathering, to the voice of your father saying, “Pass the rolls.” Baking bread engages the senses, as the smell of the fragrant loaf fills them up, along with the kitchen. My first adventure with baking bread was in my grandmother’s kitchen in the small house she’d moved to, surrounded by woods and close to her daughters. It was an opportunity to spend time with one of my favorite people and learn a cherished family recipe. I was 19 years old and the experience is still a fond memory. Her delicious rolls are requested at every holiday gathering. While living in Denver, I worked a few hours every week at an organic food co-op as part of my membership, and was introduced to sourdough bread. There is folklore about the hearty souls who carried starter with them to make the crusty loaves. I caught a past

episode of Julia Child on PBS. Her guest was the owner and chef of a San Francisco bakery that was renowned for its sourdough bread. He demonstrated his techniques with more steps than I care to take at this time. Someday I will make a starter and experiment with a new batch of this favorite form of bread. Once again on Minnesota turf, I decided to try French bread, and invited relatives to share it as part of a homemade meal. The heating element in our rental house oven chose that day to quit. I discovered that running two loaves of bread dough to the neighbors in winter is apt to make them fall into hard rocks. I’ve always loved kneading the living dough, working out all kinds of frustrations in the process. Baking bread is one of the few experiences that provides exercise, mental health, and a fragrant loaf to devour later. Homemade bread is more natural as well, with a list

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2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves 6 garlic cloves, peeled - or to taste, Lu likes his pesto to be very garlicky Put the garlic in the microwave one to 1 1/2 min. to soften 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil zest and juice of one lemon salt and pepper to taste Blend with a regular or immersion blender. This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of pesto. It can be used on pizza, vegetables, for bruschetta or as vinaigrette if thinned with a little more olive oil and red wine vinegar. A handful of any kind of nuts may be added for a more traditional pesto. Keep in the refrigerator.

of ingredients that are recognizable and definitely healthier for you. Recently, I read an article in the paper about Anna Stoehr, of rural Elgin. She is 111, holds the renowned title of the oldest resident of Minnesota, and is 45th on the validated list of oldest living people in the world. She still lives on the family farm she bought with her husband in 1936, plays the games of 500, Mexican Train, and Scrabble with family members and bakes her own coffee cakes and bread. She claims homemade beats the bread you buy, and I am inclined to agree with her. I have crossed paths with her several times at the birthday parties of her granddaughter, Mary Woods, and she is an example of how most of us would like to live in our elder years. When bread makers became popular and life too busy, I found it took a short amount of time to throw ingredients into the bread machine and the result was a fairly satisfying bread. Eventually, the bread maker gave its last sigh and quit, ending that era. Focaccia bread, with herbs and garlic from the garden and Parmesan cheese sprinkled liberally across the top, is another treat I am fond of making. However, Oatmeal Bread is the bread we make most often, published as my recipe in last month’s Sue’s Muse. Our latest passion is pizza baked in the wood-fired pizza oven my husband finished last year. We first tasted this delicacy at a garden gathering at Lee and Lindsey Lee’s house near Decorah. It has been a learning experience to get the heat right (it takes two hours to heat up the oven) and the recipe refined, as we found a thin Italian style crust and a few toppings works well and tastes incredible. I can already smell the apple wood and the fragrant aroma of the pizza coming fresh from the oven, with the sights of the garden surrounding us, and friends waiting to devour the mouthwatering morsels. Our favorite pizza has a homemade crust, basil pesto sauce, the marvelous flavor of the bacon from Oak Meadow Meats in Harmony, Baby Bella mushrooms, and a variety of cheeses. Soon, the breezes will blow the warm air of summer onto the landscape and the daffodils that have popped their heads up from the earth will burst the cheer of bright yellow into our spirits. Then we can dream of harvesting our homegrown tomatoes, garlic, and basil to place on top of homemade pizza pies.

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The Fillmore Central National Honors Society held their banquet on Monday, March 12, 2012. Their guest speaker was Superintendent Richard Keith. In the first row from left to right is Janelle Christensen, Gwen Petrillo, *Jessie Tammel, *Ryan Bigalk, and *Sammy Kiehne. In the back row from left to right is Richard Keith, Michael Elliott, *Ryan Mayer, *Alex Peterson, Cody Hendrickson, and Heath Olstad. *denotes twoyear members. National Honors Society Officers: Ryan Mayer- President Janelle Christensen- Vice President Jessie Tammel- Secretary Gwen Petrillo- Treasurer Photo submitted

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ommendation from the building project subcommittee regarding setting guidelines for the Library Board and determining financing options. “Where do we go from here?” asked Mayor Chris Hallum. “It is a waste of taxpayer money to put money into this building,” continued O’Donnell. “It doesn’t fit our vision for the future and it doesn’t fit our space needs. It would be a fruitless project and not in the best interest of the community. The compromise is, we’re going to end up getting this space, which doesn’t fit our needs, you’re going to limit us on what we can spend and limit us to what we can expand.” The decision that O’Donnell refers is addendum “c” of Councilor Vern Bunke’s motion February 27, which limits the library to the existing footprint of the Tews building until appropriate funding can be put in place for a possible expansion. According to City Administrator Steve Sarvi, it’s likely that the city could use $475,000 in FEMA funding, which had originally been designated for the community center, for an expansion of the Tews building. The money would need to be preapproved by FEMA prior to construction and the city would only be able to seek reimbursement for the cost, rather than receiving an immediate draw down on funds during construction. “You’re not going to be able to fundraise for this building,” responded a clearly frustrated O’Donnell. “We’ve already lost $100,000 in donations that was earmarked for a new library. It’s going to be expensive. We weren’t invited into this subcommittee meeting. Why?” “The building project meeting was a subcommittee of the council. You’re hear now to discuss the parameters of the project,” responded Sarvi. “This was your third best option,” added Hallum, referring to the board’s written recommendation that highlighted as the Tews Building as its third best option, of five. However, the board’s decision for the building came only if including an expansion to the existing footprint of the facility. “What are the parameters?” asked O’Donnell. “What do you want us to do? It’s this space, that’s it. The council will say, ‘This is your space. Be happy with it.’” “I encourage you to dream and tell the architect what you need,” responded Councilor Bunke. “This space can be used creatively. It could be better than it is now. Get creative. It might not be as bad as you think.” “A square foot is a square foot,” countered O’Donnell. “You’re going to put $800,000 in a 1920s building?” The monetary reference is that of a possible ballpark figure between consultant Mike Bubany’s financial planning model and architect Jose Rivas’s estimate for facility upgrade costs. “This is the direction that we’ve

been given,” noted Sarvi. “So, how do we make it work?” “We’re giving you a building and dollars,” added Councilor Mark Honsey. “What you do with it is up to you. No one doubts the library board’s efforts or vision. We weren’t trying to step on your toes. Our intent was to get the city out of the way. We were trying to do something positive.” “Our main concern,” responded O’Donnell, “whatever we do to this building, we’ll be stuck here for the next hundred years. Just like you, we want to do it right.” “I suggest clarity from the council, as to parameters,” recommended Sarvi. “There’s so much angst for a project that should be bringing the community together. You can choose to view it as a limitation or you can say this is what we’re going to do with it. The parameters come first though; otherwise you’re going to plan something that they won’t approve.” As discussion continued, several hot button topics and recent statements were addressed, including whether or not the community is behind the project, fundraising efforts, and Councilor Bunke’s reference to the use of the vacant and still unfinished community center as “ludicrous.” “I think the city needs economic development. We need to develop a lot more economic strength. Using the building as a business incubator or selling it are both options being explored,” Bunke responded. “Does Rushford deserve a new library? Yes. Can we afford it right now? No.” An analysis study on what it would take to actually upgrade the current library facility, as it stands, with no expansion, would need to be done. However, the footprint of the Tews building is 3,500 square feet. In order to be compliant with state code (Americans with Disabilities Act), and to accommodate the library’s 27,000 items, the building would need a minimum of 4,500 square feet. The library board will continue to search for options, while waiting for specific parameters from the city. In other news, the city has received bids for up to four electrical projects. The first two projects are in relation to the FEMA recertification of the levee system and are required. They total $643,341, of which $636,000 the city has already bonded for. The city portion is not to exceed the bonded amount. The second two projects were bid on recommendation from the Rushford Municipal Electrical Commission and come with price tags of $73,000 and $18,500 respectively and are upgrades to the system. Additional DNR funds and FEMA funding assistance may also be available. The four bids will be paid on unit rather than as a whole, so the city may decide to complete only the required portions if funding is limited. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, March 26, at 6:30pm, at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend.


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On March 9th, The Fillmore Central 1st Grade Circus came to town!

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Dorian Honor Band

Ten students from Fillmore Central High School were selected to perform in the 2012 Luther College Honor band in Decorah, Iowa on Sunday and Monday, February 26 and 27.

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FC Jazz Big Band Bash The FCMS Jazz Orchestra, The FCHS Jazz Ensemble, and Guest Artists, Tom Haugen and the Luther College Alumni Jazz Combo will be performing Saturday, May 5, 6:30pm at Wheelers Bar & Grill. Tickets for the annual Big Band Bash Dinner Concert are on sale now! Tickets for the event are $20 and can be ordered through a FC Band student or by contacting Mr. Powell at the Harmony band office.

Minute to Win it aCtivities/Challenges

As culminating event for the Fillmore Central Elementary students for their participation in February’s I Love to Read Month and meeting their goal of 150,000 pages/minutes read - students participated in Minute To Win It Activities/Challenges. Pictured Above: (Left) Alyssa Britton separates m&ms into colors. (Center Left) Zander Sylvester tries to knock down a pyramid of pop cans by shooting a rubber band (Right Center) Kaylee Whitehill uses a pedometer on her head to see how many steps she can accumulate in a minute. (Right) Amelia Mason attempts to stack 5 dice on a popsicle stick in her mouth. Pictured Left: (Left) Ella Springer tries to kick her shoe off and get it to stick on a table 15 feet away. (Right) Cody Lueck knocks down water bottles.

1st Grade Readers!

Shown in the photo is Courtney Hershberger & Hannah Fishbaugher receiving their new dictionaries after reading 100 books. After students in Mrs. Prinsen’s and Mrs. Niemeyer’s first grade classes reach the goal of reading 100 books they read a favorite book to Mr. Mensink and receive a new dictionary for themselves for their accomplishment! We are proud of our new readers!

new i-pads

Fillmore Central has added new technology to the elementary level with the addition of some new i-pads. Shown in the pictures are Mr. Ostrom’s third grade class using the i-pads to work on math facts.

March 14th Elementary Dance

A huge thank you to Mr. Ron Scheevel for donating his time, talents, and equipment to Fillmore Central to put on a dance for the Elementary on Wednesday, March 14th. The Phy Ed, Music and Art Dept. help organize the event to expose students to some traditional and fun dances done at weddings around the area such as the Electric Slide, Limbo, Macarana, Cha Cha Slide and others. The students had a great time!

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The Kindergartners celebrated Dr. Suess’s birthday by reading the book “Green Eggs and Ham.” After reading the book they made their own to see how many of them liked green eggs and ham. In the photos are: Below - Brayden Engen and Aubrey Larson, Top Right - Lincoln Iverson, Center Right Blaine Neimeyer, Bottom Right - Tyler James Henzler Lange.

(Above: Olyvia Willford and Hannah Storlie, Below: Left - Makayla Braaten, Right - Caleb Kunz)

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Fillmore County Sports Lange, Eberle steal it... By Paul Trende Tanner Lange and Sam Eberle are one of the areas best G tandems plain and simple. Lange does the scoring and main ball handling, Eberle the defending and garbage work, though both can do it all. They compliment each other nicely. A true basketball fan from Rochester-Lourdes should be complimenting them. Eberle got the 3-seeded Knights going early against the 2-seeded Eagles (19-8) in their 1AA West semifinal affair, scoring 8 of Kingsland’s first 10. Lourdes was so respectful of Lange they went boxand-one. Tanner (a 20 PPG scorer) had just two 1st half points (three fouls). Kingsland (w/o Lange) ended the half on an 11-2 run to head to the break up 28-20. A 9-1 Eagle run to start the 2nd tied the game at 29. From there, it was nipand-tuck (7 ties, 8 lead changes). Jacob Schaefer was Lourdes’ main weapon. The 6’6” soph had a gamehigh 25 points and 13 rebounds. Down the stretch though, it was all Lange. At 2:33 he authored a steal, and then got fouled. At 2:14 he authored another steal (likely saved a basket), and then went to line a minute later. He made all four

FT’s, pivotally giving his team a 49-45 lead (1:20). After trading 1’s and 2’s, an Eagle FT (0:11) cut the Knight lead to 52-49. Eberle was then fouled. He missed both FT’s, but in an amazing display of hustle, beat four Eagles to the rebound (no Knights were on the blocks). He snuffed out Lourdes’ tie/OT hopes (the Knights would’ve been without Lange per a foul-out). A pair of FT’s iced it, 54-49 Kingsland prevailed! Lange led the Knights with 17, 15 in the 2nd half (9-10 FT’s). Eberle scored 12, Spencer Klevan 13 (7 rebounds). Schaefer was the only Eagle in double figures. ….Only to Awaken Sleeping Bears By virtue of Kingsland’s win, they got 1-seeded Byron (22-5) for the 1AA West title. The first half was a lot Knights. Lange had 11 points, Eberle 6 steals, Byron 14 TO’s. Kingsland led 27-18 at the break. Their quick hands and inspired play roused the Bears from a mini-hibernation. The 2nd half was an entirely different story. Byron hit three 3’s in the first 5:00. They had four TO’s total. Without steals, Kingsland’s offense was hindered. By the 8:00 mark, Byron

had the lead (34-33). They wouldn’t surrender it. The Bears hit 13 of 18 FT’s in the final 6:00, 23 of 31 for the game (to Kingsland’s 9 of 18). They out-muscled the Knights 55-48. Lange led the black and silver with 16 points. He also went over 1,000 for his career with a FT in the 1st half. Spencer Klevan had 14. Eberle had 7 assists and 8 steals. Byron’s Travis Smith was the biggest bruising-Bear. The 6’3” 200-plus pound senior had 20 points and 13 rebounds. Brady Fuchs added 11, Jack Nelson 10 and 7 rebounds. Kingsland’s great season ends at 20-9, the 1AA West runner-up. The run of the super-six seniors (Lange, Eberle, Klevan, Devin Pokorney, Soren Grandall, and Josh Thompson) ends. They were true iron-men throughout the season, a true team. A Grinch Named Hinsch In a big game, if one player goes off, if that player won’t be denied,

if that player is hands down the best athlete on the court, his or her team is at a distinct advantage. To the chagrin of the Chatfield girls in their 1AA title game, the ‘player’ was Ashley Hinsch from ZumbrotaMazeppa (16-10). The 5’9” senior G came into the game white-hot. She left still glowing. Things started great for Chatfield, up 10-2. Z-M then went on a 15-0 spurt. By halftime, the Gophers got the lead back, 27-24. Hinsch had 12 points. It was then back and forth until the 8:39 mark, when Hinsch nailed a three, giving Z-M a 40-37 edge. At that point, Cougar coach Scott Paukert had his team go into a stall. He dared Chatfield to come out of its vaunted zone. When they extended their ‘D,’ Hinsch attacked. She went on a pivotal 8-0 run from 6:22 to 2:41, putting her team ahead 50-41. All told, Hinsch scored 15 of Z-M’s final 19 points. She scored 19 in

the second half, 31 for the game (10-12 FT’s). She was a grinch to Chatfield’s state hopes, and ended their season, 56-52. Gopher seniors Sarah Costello (10 pts, 8 rebs) and Erin Kammer (10 pts) fought their hearts out in their last game, fouling out because of their effort. Fellow senior Kyndra Neis hit her calling card, a three. The missing senior, Karen Sass (out for the season with a torn ACL), was in attendance, on the bench, cheering her team on like every other game; a show of class, maturity, and loyalty. MaKenzie Miller and Sidney Irish also had 10 for the Gophers, who finish a great season with a 21-8 record, Section 1AA runner-ups. They’ll lose three senior on-court contributors. They’ll fight another (big) day. The Inevitable Re-Match In December, they met. A Nick See SPORTS Page 15 

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Thompson three with 0:02 proved the 66-63 difference. It wasn’t hard then to imagine they’d meet again. Both had come into, then out of, and then back into, the Class 1A rankings as the season evolved. Both entered their 1A East title contest ranked. The #8 Rushford-

Peterson Trojans (22-5) took on the #9 Spring Grove Lions (25-2) for a spot in the 1A final. The game lived up to the hype. It built on December’s meeting. R-P built a 30-27 halftime lead, then led the entire 2nd half, at one point (3:26) by 10, 59-49. Cue the Lion’s comeback. They scored 12 of the final 14 points of regulation, including big 3’s by Eli Gleason (0:41) and Jake

Kraus. The later tied the game at 61 (0:14). The Trojans had the last shot, but got up nothing constructive, sending the game to OT. There, R-P resumed control. Sophomore Jorli Hauge had their only two FG’s. The second gave R-P a 66-61 edge. Nick Thompson sank four FT’s in the final 0:20. Each set stoked R-P’s lead from two to four. Tom Vix’s boys withstood the Lions’ relentless

On the floor in celebration! The Rushford-Peterson Trojans mass after earning a trip to state. They defeated Faribault-Bethlehem Academy 55-47 in the Section 1A title game, overcoming a 4741 deficit with under five minutes left on the clock. It’s R-P’s seventh trip to state since 2000. Photo by Paul Trende

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effort, prevailing 71-66. Nick T did work from everywhere, scoring a game-high 33 points. Trent Vix tallied 11 points and assists. Hauge had 14. Blaine Storlie (20 pts, including six 3’s) and 2,000-point scorer Aric Elton (20 pts, 9 rebs) led SG. Elton and company were beasts on the offensive glass (17 OR’s for 19 2ndchance points). R-P didn’t have to rebound their misses. They were an outstanding 20-32 on 2’s, 6-13 on 3’s, a sweltering 58% total. G shot 36%. The Trojans move on to play 1A West champion Faribault-B.A. SG finishes at 25-3, twice beaten by R-P. BBB 03-06 Sub-Section 1A East Semifinals •5-seed Houston 56, 1-seed R-P 73 (R-P: N. Thompson 24 pts & 8 rebs; Nate Kinglsey 12 pts & 5 rebs; T. Vix 8 pts and 8 assists; Seth Thompson 9. H: Hans Lundberg 14 pts and 12 rebs; Josh Vix 12 Trojans cruised-controlled their way to

win, building a 34-25 halftime lead that the ‘Canes never threatened. The contest featured 58 foul shots) •3-seed Fillmore Central 61, 2-seed SG 73 (FC: Tyler Eickhoff 22; Dan Gatzke 10 pts and 8 rebs; Ryan Mayer 9 pts, 7 rebs, and 5 blks. SG: J. Kraus 21; A. Elton 13 pts and 6 rebs; E. Gleason 13; Josh Olerud 10. Falcons led 34-28 at half. Lions came out of break with 17-2 run, took 45-36 lead. FC battled back to lead 53-50. They led 55-54, but Kraus hit 3 three’s in the span of 2:00. They were a part of a 12-2 Lion run that put SG in the lead 66-57 with 3:35 left, nailing it down. TO’s: FC 24, SG 7. FT’s: FC 7 of 12, SG 15 of 31. Falcons end the season 9-19) Sub-Section 1AA East Semifinals •5-seed Chatfield 58, 1-seed Plainview-Elgin-Millville 76 (C: Jake Peterson 13. PEM: Beau Nelson 19; Sam Ruth 17; Cory Speer 10. Gophers finish season with 10-17 record)

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Review of Southeast Minnesota Service Delivery Authority Model

By Karen Reisner About 140 county commissioners, administrators, and human services staff members met on March 15 at the Mayo Civic Center to review details of the Southeast Minnesota Human Services Operating Model. Twelve southeast Minnesota counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona have been working together to study the possible redesigning of their human services delivery programs. At the end of 2011 Accenture LLC was hired to analyze and study the human service programs of the twelve counties and how they could work together across county lines and deliver services more efficiently and effectively. They were tasked with producing a business case, operating plan and implementation plan. Overview of Operating Model and Business Case Mark Howard, Accenture, explained that the state and federal reduction in funding for human services is putting more pressure on property taxes. State law requires minimum standards. There are 26 services that the counties can collaborate on together. Accenture started their work in December, 2011. Howard said they looked at what services need to be delivered and started from scratch determining how they best could be delivered. He said they organized around certain populations, for example, elderly with disabilities, in an effort to bring the service to the consumers. The mission is to offer quality care, emphasizing prevention and early intervention, using a region wide network of people and resources, partnering with consumers and community providers, and being accountable for effective care delivery and cost efficiency. A large part of making it work would be technological improvements. The Service Delivery Authority (SDA) would be governed by a regional board of directors. The board of directors would probably be composed of seven members with some permanent seats held by the largest counties by population. “Measuring outcomes and the return on taxpayer investment is an important part” of the project. There will be a new state requirement to measure outcomes at the end of this year. With the new model dollars that go directly to the client will continue to do so. The SDA will do a yearly budgeting process as each county does today for human services. With the business case overview, Accenture looked at what each county is spending today and if they continue to operate separately, what each county is expected to spend in five years. Accenture estimated the organizational up front cost. They expect it to take three years to implement. With implementation complete it is expected that there will be 15 percent less use of county dollars. Among the 12 counties over five years, it is estimated there will be $30 million avoided county expenses. Accenture expects there will be $61 million of avoided expenses for all three levels of government together, including federal, state, and the 12 counties. Howard said it is a challenge to

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design a funding formula for the shared cost avoidance between the counties. He suggested it will depend on each county’s ability to pay (tax capacity) and the demand for human services (population). Howard concluded saying the model will provide better services, more access points, local and regional control (rather than have the state say how it should be done), and lower costs. Panel Discussion Why are the counties looking at redesign of human services? Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson explained, that with budgeting limitations at all levels of government and the coming changes in demographics, a more efficient delivery system is needed and working together is the right thing to consider. Jesson noted that the first “baby boomers” are turning 65 this year. She added with shared expertise there could be better outcomes. Jesson said it is best to figure out what works best for southeast Minnesota, to come up with more efficient and higher quality services, warning that without movement there is a risk that the state will step in with a top down model. In 2009, legislation was passed in the Health and Human Services omnibus budget bill that provided for the formation of a Service Delivery Authority (SDA). The intention is for this not to be an additional layer of government, but a different type of government. Jane Hardwick, Dodge County Human Services Director, maintained that instead of 12 individual human service structures, there would be one, adding “that seems less to me.” Craig Oscarson, Mower County Coordinator, said statutes and rules would be regional instead of the responsibility of each county. Jack Miller, Houston County commissioner and a member of the steering committee, insisted if they don’t do anything to collaborate, then we loose control because the state will make us do it from the top down. He said, in this, we have been part of the planning process every step of the way. Oscarson remarked we are all in the same boat, all struggling with funding. He said the current structure still works if we are willing to continue to raise property taxes. Counties don’t control which programs to deliver, only how to deliver them. The model shows a reduction of employees over time. Oscarson said they have an aging work force and reductions will probably be made by attrition. He admitted there are different wages and benefits among the counties. In order for the model to work there will be increased reliance on technology which will require clients to be more adept at technology. Oscarson said that the current planning does not include Public Health, but he suggested it could be a second step in the process maybe in five years as the model matures. He said the planning for the model should have occurred fifteen years ago, adding “collaboration doesn’t work unless we are all economically stressed.” Hardwick explained their staff can’t be an expert in each program. She used child adoption as an example,

saying their county doesn’t have enough volume of this kind of case to gain expertise before the program changes. She said it was her hope to join resources to get the best outcome possible. In smaller group discussions, Fillmore County Social Services Manager Gail Bunge, said she agreed with Hardwick, on the lack of volume in certain services that makes it hard to keep up with changes in programs. She said it isn’t that they aren’t doing things well, but they could do things better. Bunge added she sees more pros to the model than cons.

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SEMAC announces October 1 grant application deadline The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for grant proposals, with a postmark deadline of April 1, 2012. Projects must take place between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. SEMAC is a non-profit arts agency and is the State of Minnesota Arts Board-designated regional arts council for the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund Grants Proposals for Arts & Cultural Heritage fund ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 are accepted from qualified applicants. A match of 20 percent is required in this category. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will support arts focused activities in three key areas: 1) Arts and Arts Access, 2) Arts Education, and 3) Arts and Cultural Heritage. SEMAC encourages applicants to research and develop proposals that incorporate two or more of the key areas with an emphasis on creating lasting partnerships among regional nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofit groups. In addition to eligible arts organizations, nonprofits that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups and colleges are invited to apply. Future funding of Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants depends on appropriate use of current funding. SEMAC urges arts organizations, non-arts organizations with an arts component, and government entities to apply. First-time applicants must attend a proposal drafting session. Three sessions will be held: March 16 in Albert Lea, March 19 in Rochester, and March 22 in Winona. To learn more or to sign up, email or call the SEMAC office at 507-2814848.

Presenter/Production Assistance Grants Proposals for Presenter/Production grants offer funding up to $3,000 to qualified applicants. Matching funds are required. Presenter Assistance grants are intended to help regional arts organizations and educational institutions sponsor appearances by touring artists or companies who have demonstrated high levels of artistic quality. These grants are not for local productions or artist residencies in schools. Production Assistance grants support activities directly involved in the creation, performance, publication, and exhibition of art. The two distinct subcategories within Production Assistance grants are: 1) Arts Production Projects, and 2) Administrative Support Projects. Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants The Small Towns/Rural Areas grants offer funding up to $3,000 to qualified applicants located in areas with populations under 7,500. Matching funds are required. SEMAC wishes to support and encourage the creation and development of art and arts organizations in communities with populations under 7,500. This support may be used for assistance in activities which directly involve the creation, performance, publication, or exhibition of art or assistance in administrative, operating, or capital expenditures. Applicants may include arts organizations, government entities and public or non-religious private schools, either individually or in cooperation. These grants are not for individual artists. For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or call 507-281-4848. Information may also be found on our Web site at

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March 13, 2012 Township Election Results Township

Office(s) to be filled Candidate

Amherst Twp

Fillmore Twp

Clerk (2 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs) Clerk (2 yrs) Clerk (2 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs) Supervisor (1yr) Supervisor (3 yrs) Clerk (2 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs) Clerk (2 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs) Clerk (2 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs) Clerk (2 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs) Clerk (2 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs) Clerk/Treasurer (2 yrs) Supervisor (3 yrs)

Forestville Twp

Clerk (2 yrs) Clerk (2 yrs)

Arendahl Twp Beaver Twp Bloomfield Twp

Bristol Twp Canton Twp Carimona Twp Carrolton Twp Chatfield Twp

Supervisor (3 yrs)

Fountain Twp

Supervisor (3 yrs)

Harmony Twp

Supervisor (3 yrs)

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Hugh Fendry Gene Topness Cindy Highum Keith Brown Evelyn E. Osland Larry Rindels Roger Becker Steve Koebke Norma Merkel Kevin R. Johnson Eunice Biel Larry Soiney Fay Garness Ann E. O'Connor Linda Marzolf Ben Taylor Luanne Storelee Thomas Starken Forrest Hayden Harlan Schmidt Gary L. Krahn Bonnie Heidtke Connie Morger Bobbie Erickson Matt Distad Ross Heusinkveld Brian Morger Mark Distad Kurt Langeslag Steve Heusinkveld David Shanahan

10 10 14 14 16 16 13 13 13 11 12 13 13 34 34 20 21 13 13 42 61 95 9 3 6 2 4 1 2 1 9

Kenneth Heibel Doug Otto Kathy Whalen Robert Knutson Chris Gudmundson Josh Eisenman Danielle Hoffman Mark Gjere Genette Halverson

5 1 6 10 10 7 7 9 10


Paul Halvorson Walter Laumb Richard Johnson Truman William Sullivan Joyce Borgen Carroll Horsman

18 25 41 1 69 3 1

Steven Erickson Joyce Brogen Karol Horsman Roy Erickson David Larson Neil Halverson Gerald Peter Ron Stevens

72 3 1 1 10 6 4 13

Janet Welch Ellen Voigt Paul Graff Melinda Rohrer Johnson Dick Broadwater Fred Scheevel

15 2 31 30 1 23 23

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Celebrate March as Red Cross Month- get involved During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross invites you to join us and help support your community by giving blood, getting trained or volunteering. Supporters enable the Red Cross to continue to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, both here at home and around the world. One way you can help the Red

Cross carry on its lifesaving mission is to become a dedicated blood donor. With the generous everyday support of blood and platelet donors, the Red Cross can help ensure every patient has the blood products they need, no matter when or where they are needed. How to Donate Blood Simply call 1-800-RED

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Preston pork producer provides input on Checkoff programs Craig Mensink, a pork producer from Preston, MN served as a delegate at the Pork Act Delegate assembly March 1-3 in Denver, Colo. Mensink was named a delegate by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Mensink was one of the delegates who represented producers from across the country and importers who sell pork products in the United States. The delegates are charged with helping to provide direction to the pork promotion, research and consumer information programs that are funded by the Pork Checkoff through the National Pork Board. Producers contribute 40 cents of every $100 of sales to the Checkoff, and importers use a sales formula to contribute a simi-

lar amount. That money helps producers support the We Care initiative, promoting pork to consumers and research into animal welfare, food safety, swine health, environment and other topics. “From managing issues to promoting our product at home and internationally, Pork Checkoff programs are continually working toward the end results of yielding positive results for pork producers,” said Mensink. The National Pork Board approved a 2012 budget for national spending of $69.3 million for programs of promotion, research and education to protect the ability of farmers to produce pork, to reposition pork’s image and to enable pro-

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) workshop Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties If you are interested in developing a Food Safety Plan for your farm, a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) workshop will be held on Thursday, April 5 from 1-6 pm at the Winona County O f f i c e Building in Winona, Minnesota. The cost of Jerrold Tesmer the workshop is $40. Even if you’re not required to go through a GAPs audit, having a good hygiene and sanitation plan in place can be good for your business. Farmers who are currently selling or donating fresh produce will benefit from this hands-on, interactive workshop. You will receive assistance in creating your own farm Food Safety Plan. Learn about best management practices for food safety relating to safe use

of compost/manure, managing produce rinse water, safe post harvesting handling, sanitizing harvest containers and tools, and more. You will also receive flash drive pre-loaded with a food safety plan template that you will tailor to your own situation, log sheets, supporting documents, how-to videos, and a short employee training video. You must pre-register for this workshop. For registration materials contact Marilyn Johnson, MFVGA, 763-4340400 or e-mail mfvga@msn. com. For workshop questions contact Annalisa Hultberg 612-625-1951 or Jake Overgaard, Extension Educator, Ag Production Systems, Winona County 507-457-6440. This event is sponsored by Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture/USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Winona County Extension, and University of Minnesota SE Regional Partnership/ERC.

ducers to remain highly competitive on a global basis. Included in that amount was about $37.7 million focused on increasing domestic consumer pork expenditures. “The Pork Be Inspired brand campaign is showing many signs of early success,” said Mensink. “Despite record retail prices, consumers are buying more pork.” The Checkoff also is at work in ongoing programs that include efforts to provide science-based answers and educational opportunities including: We Care, a responsible pork initiative, which is a coordinated effort of the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council to earn the trust of the pork industry’s cus-

tomers and consumers. Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®), which is a three-part process that includes attending an educational and training session and then having an on-farm site evaluation to achieve PQA Plus site status. The program also includes a third component of random, statistically valid, third-party evaluation of program implementation. Results of those evaluations will show if the industry is improving its overall animal-care practices. The Pork Checkoff is continuing research into the four pillars of environmental sustainability focusing on the water footprint in 2012. The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-

funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management. For information on Checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or check the Internet at

Expansion Request by Hidden Valley Campground Withdrawn By Karen Reisner Tom and Shelly Kraetsch had submitted an application to expand the existing Hidden Valley Campground in Preston Township, east of Preston. After some discussion, they decided to withdraw their application at the March 15 Planning Commission meeting. The couple purchased the campground in 2008 and it is operated as a seasonal campground. Tom Kraetsch explained they hoped to add up to six cabins which would be 16 feet by 24 feet with one bedroom, one bathroom, with only a microwave for indoor cooking, refrigerator, with a covered deck, and an outdoor grill. They would be attached to a concrete slab and have a common holding tank instead of a septic system. They would have both heat and air conditioning. Each unit would have one parking spot and water would come from a private well. The couple hoped to rent them out for the season, but wanted the option to rent them monthly if they were vacant. The campground currently has 31 sites for RV’s, plus about five tent sites. Public Hearing Preston Township Supervisor Andy Bisek said he was concerned about future requests for cabins. Neighboring Dale Loeffler asked the planning commission to respect the issues of agricultural land. He was concerned about increased traffic on a road that already is muddy and broken up seasonally and needs improvement. Loeffler has a private easement for his driveway and asked that no parking be allowed on the driveway for privacy and safety reasons. County Ordinance Duane Bakke said he wasn’t opposed to what the campground owners were proposing, but did not believe the current ordinance covering campgrounds allows for cabins. He said they would need to change the language in the ordinance. Bakke added if we are going to allow for cabins on campgrounds, this would be a good location. He said the road could be an issue. Gary Ruskell said he thought it was a great idea and it would be an opportunity to bring more people into the area and help area businesses. However, he said he did not see how they could do it without changing the ordinance.

Bakke said this is a smaller addition, but was concerned about larger plans. Tom Kraetsch agreed to withdraw their application at this time. Discussion to Change Ordinance Ruskell said he did not think “dwelling” was the way to define the cabins. Bakke said cabins should be clustered, so they couldn’t at some point be turned into a rural subdivi-

sion. He suggested cabins be restricted in size. Brad Erickson suggested they may need a new section for resorts. There was agreement that cabins would not be allowed on a flood plain. Other Business In Brief *Gary Ruskell was elected chairman and Steve Duxbury was elected vice chairman. *The next meeting will be on April 12 at 7:00 p.m.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, MAR. 20 Lanesboro Public Library: Storytime9:30am. Spring Reading Celebration- read as much as you can and record your minutes and let library know your total. Semcac Bus to Rochester, bus picks up for shopping, 9:35am at Chic’s, Preston; 10:00 am at Fountain State Bank. Call 800-944-3874 to ride. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Lakewood Building, Chatfield. Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­ neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian. Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 21 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.*

Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.*

Christ Lutheran Church in Preston: Soup Supper 6pm, Lenten Service 7pm.

SATURDAY, MAR. 24 Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

THURSDAY, MAR. 22 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.*


Storyhour, Harmony Public Library, 225 3rd Ave. SW, 11:00 – 11:45, Preschool ages, No School No Storyhour.*

Harmony Greenfield Lutheran Church: Rommegrot Luncheon 11am-12:30 pm. Great menu!

Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.*

NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. *

Spring Valley Community Blood Drive: Spring Valley Community Center, 1:30pm-6:30pm. For appointment/info call Val at 346-7367 ext. #1.

Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*

Preston AA Group, 7:30pm, United Methodist Church, Preston. For more info, call 507-951-6029.*

MONDAY, MAR. 26 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* Bundles of Love, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 100 SE Fillmore St. Chatfield. Volunteers needed. For more information call Susan Moses at 507-2739365.

FRIDAY, MAR. 23 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.*

TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:456 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-3462469.*

NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. *

The Calendar of Events is yours to use FREE for churches, civic organizations and clubs. Mail, fax, or e-mail your event by Wednesday for the next week’s paper. Or go to and enter your event online. Fillmore County Journal, PO Box 496, Preston, MN 55965 Fax: 507-765-2468 E-mail:

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EXMARK ZERO TURN MOWERS Jonsered Chainsaws, Grass N Brush trimmers plus blowers. Repair, Service & Sales at South Branch Outdoor Equipment, Preston, MN. 507-765-4979. s9/26tfn- o

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. s6tfn- x

OPEN HOUSE at MEL’S GOLF CARS. Friday, March 23, 8am-6pm, Saturday, March 24, 8am-6pm and Sunday, March 25, 11am-4pm. We will be demonstrating the all new fuel injected Yamaha Golf Cars. Special Pricing on over 50 new and used Golf Cars. Trades accepted. Reduced Prices on new 2011 gas and electric Models. Stop out and see the new 2012 Models and join us for Food and Refreshments. 132 Garfield Avenue, Albert Lea, MN or call 507-4382704. s12,19- x

FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o

Rochester, MN 866-657-4910

103 20th St. NE, Stewartville , MN ~ Just off Hwy 63

20' and 24' a pac h e F e e d e r Wag o n s

New & Used TRAILeRs

• New Featherlite 7x20 Stock • New Featherlite 7x24 Stock Used eqUIpMeNT AvAILAbLe • New Featherlite 16' Bumper skId LoAdeRs • 4 Telehandlers • '03 Bobcat Tool Cat • Bobcat T190 Cab • New Featherlite 20' Wd Flr sold Combo • Bobcat S250 • Bobcat S185 Cab • '07 Featherlite 24' Stock • JD 325 • Case 60 XT • Bobcat S330 Cab • Bobcat S130 Cab • New Featherlite 16' GN Stock • 16' Diamond D Livestock TRAcToR • New Ventrac Tractors In Stock • '01 24' Featherlite Stock • JD 2350 w/Loader • Ford 8N • IH 240 • JD 850 Boomer w/ • '98 Featherlite 20' Stock Combo • IH Super H • 16' Kiefer Stock Loader • MF 1540 MFWD • NH TC33

Patio/wall flat rock for sale. Have 4 4’x4’ pallets stacked 2’ to 3’ high of flat rock. Asking $100 a pallet. Call 507-4595040 s3tfn- x FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507251-5297. s6tfn- x 55-GALLON STEEL DRUMS. No lids. No petroleum products. $6 each or 3/$15. 507-259-3507. s19,26- x

FOR SALE: SOFT SAGE green vertical blinds. Fit 8’ glass door. All hardware and mounting brackets included. Perfect shape. Call 507-886-3085. s19,26- o PIANOS, DIGITAL PIANOS, Church Organs - New, Used, Sales & Services - Call DEWEY KRUGER MUSIC, Northwood, Iowa, 800-933-5830, deweykrugermusic. com. s19,26,2- x

EZ-GO & Yamaha GOlf Carts SaleS & Service New & USed Ivan Vreeman harmony, mn 507-273-6928

WANTED: Farm land to rent. 2012 and beyond. References available. Call 207271-8411 or 507-202-9424. 2/6-4/23- x Hunting land wanted to RENT! Willing to pay top $$$. No tract too large or small. I pay for insurance. Call Pat 952492-5540. f2/6-4/23- x Wanted: Crop land and/or pasture to rent for upcoming season. Call 507-421-7320. w3/5-4/23- x WANTED: used musical instruments. Any condition considered. Call 319-610-5057 or 507-765-3390. w12,19- x

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WANTED: LIFE AGENTS Earn $500 a day, great agent benefits. Commissions paid daily. Liberal underwriting. Leads, leads, leads. Life insurance license required. Call 888/713-6020 MCAN

HELP WANTED: Housekeeping. Weekdays and every other weekend required. Starting in March. 507-467-2936. h20tfn- o

DRIVERS - DAILY PAY! Hometime choices: Express lanes 7/on-7/off. 14/ on-7/off, Weekly. Full and part-time. New trucks! CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required 800/414-9569 www.driveknight. com MCAN

HOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h5,12,19- x ROOT RIVER HARDWOODS is looking for a reliable person to work in the saw mill. Benefit package available, retirement plan. Apply at Hwy 52 N in Preston. 507-7652362. h12,19- o

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Store MaNager Newly opened store is seeking a qualified retail manager. Position is full time, Monday - Friday, some weekends. Benefits include competitive salary, quarterly bonus, 401K with company match, medical, dental and more. Apply in person at Casey’s General Store, 875 Hwy 52 North, Preston, MN or online at

Green Lea Manor is looking for special people who want to make a difference. Must be caring, compassionate, and a team player.

Full-Time & Part-Time Nursing Assistant Positions Available Will train and reimburse for classes, if not on the registry. Bonus-pay on Weekends and Shift Differential Contact Annette or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor Nursing Home 115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954


(507) 493-5436

…because the journey matters


is seeking applications for a .8 full-time Public Health Nurse in the Community Services Department, Public Health Division.

This is a regular, exempt position. Qualifications: Requires minimum of Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in nursing from a four-year college or university; two years public health experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Flexible scheduling and a wide variety of responsibilities. Market adjustments to the starting wage possible dependent on qualifications. Job description and application materials may be obtained from:; Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, 101 Fillmore Street, P. O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965; or by phone at (507) 765-4566. Current County application form REQUIRED. Resumes accepted but not in lieu of a completed application. County employees are eligible to apply for this position along with the public. Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012. EOE

Safe. Secure. Smart Featherlite, Inc., manufacturer of custom order and standard model specialty trailers located in Cresco is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following positions:


Successful candidates should possess the ability to assemble products by interpreting print packets and bill of materials, be able to accurately measure components and assemblies, utilize a variety of hand, power, and air tools, and perform repetitive work within set standards. Previous experience is a plus.

ASSEMBLY WELdERS Must be able to accurately read and interpret print packets, instructions, and work orders for assigned jobs, and fabricate aluminum and/or steel components, sub-assemblies or assemblies as required using proper welding techniques. The successful candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision and will be selfmotivated. Previous welding experience is required. Wages are based upon experience. Featherlite offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes health insurance, life and disability insurance, dental insurance, 125 Plans for Medical and Child Care Reimbursement, 401K, vacation and personal time, holiday pay, prescription safety eyeglasses program, and others.

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EMPLOYMENT DRIVERS: Route Delivery 2-3 days, Mason City. Benefits, $57K avg 1st yr., 2nd yr. 62K. CDL-A, 1 yr t/t Exp’. Apply: 888-880-5919. h12,19- x CMG LOOKING for full-time production workers for two warehouse locations in Rochester, MN at Reichel Foods. South plants shifts-holidays, Medical and Dental benefits, Vacation, Annual raises and Overtime paid at time and a half. We also hire for warehouse, machine operator, and sanitation positions when available. Background Studies and Drug Tests required. Please apply at 3707 Commercial Dr SW, Rochester, MN 55902 or call 507923-4955. We look forward to meeting you. h12,19- x HELP WANTED Kuehn Motors Full-time lot man for our Spring Valley location. Duties include oil changes, car detailing. Pay based on experience. We offer insurance, profit sharing and vacation time. Our lot man is an important part of our company! Email Stacey at or call 507-346-7339. h19,26- o HELPWANTED: SWINE PRODUCTION. Local, family-oriented, progressive swine production system is seeking motivated individuals to add to its team in gestation, farrowing and nursery areas. Agricultural and livestock experience a big plus, however, we will train. Excellent Wages. Medical & Dental Insurance. Flex Spending Health Plan. Dependent Care Assistance Plan. Paid Vacation. Call 641-330-3943 for more information. “Come Grow With Us” h19,26- o THE BENT WRENCH is looking for a responsible bartender/waitress for nights and weekends. Contact Haley at 507-2684922. h19,26- o HELP WANTED!!! Make money mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping Home-Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA) CONTRACTOR/LABORER in Rushford area. Experience preferred but not required. Call after 4pm 507-864-3806. Ask for Leigh. h19,26- o SEEKING FULL/PART-TIME Social Worker for Nursing Home. Candidates must have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work or other related field. Experience in Aging Services desired. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or email EOE. h19,26- o TRADITIONS OF PRESTON is now hiring a part-time cook. Pick up application at Traditions or call Bryna at 507-765-3837. h19- o HELP WANTED: Historic Scanlon House Bed & Breakfast Inn looking to fill 2 housekeeping positions part-time. Includes weekends. 507-467-2158. h19- o OTR DRIVERS & Owner Operators for small company in SW MN. Most runs turnarounds. Competitive pay & benefits. Traildust Trucking 800/619-0037 MCAN GREAT MILES - GREAT HOMETIME Must be Canadian eligible. 3,000 miles weekly. $0.42 for all Canadian miles. Monthly performance bonuses. Great benefits. 1,000+ trip length. Home every 7-10 days. 888/691-5705 MCAN


If you would like to learn more about the opportunities currently available at Featherlite, please apply at our Cresco facility, 816 7th Street West, anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full-time County Engineer at the Fillmore County Highway Department. This is a regular, exempt position. Minimum requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a minimum of four years experience and must have proof of passage of Professional Engineer exam. Salary range is from $63,726.45-$88,704.42 per year with final salary dependant on qualifications. Job description and appliation materials may be obtained from; Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, 101 Fillmore Street, P.O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965; or by phone at (507) 765-4566. Current County application form REQUIRED. Resumes accepted but not in lieu of a completed application. County employees are eligible to apply for this position along with the public. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. EOE. h19,26,2- o

EARN WHAT YOU’RE WORTH! Earn income at home. Earn up to $1,500 P/T or up to $5,000 F/T. Training and support provided 888/852-5611 MCAN

EAGLE CLIFF CAMPGROUND in Lanesboro is seeking a full-time seasonal employee for grounds keeping/maintenance/shuttle driver. Immediate start. Must have clean driving record. Must be available weekends. Apply in person at Eagle Cliff. Pay depends upon experience. h19,26- x

Has openings for part-time wait staff. 20-25 hours per week. Weekend positions are also available. Students may apply. Apply at Harmony House Restaurant, downtown Harmony. Contact Marilyn at 507-886-4612

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR for Aatrix Software. Multiple projects, 12 developers + offsite development. Coordinate with partners, support, sales. Apply via e-mail: bruces@ MCAN CALIFORNIA BOUND! Guys/gals to travel USA with coed business group representing major rock & roll, fashion and sport publications! Transportation furnished. Must start ASAP 888/802-8747 MCAN

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Sales Representative Are you creative? The Fillmore County Journal is expanding, which means we need another

paRt-time gRaphic deSigneR versed in the areas of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Starting with a flexible schedule with opportunities for growth into a full-time position. This job will be the right fit for someone with great attention to details, positive customer relations skills and a flair for design. Candidates with experience in web design a plus. Please send a letter of interest and design samples to Publisher, Fillmore County Journal, P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN, 55965 or email to

Deli/Bakery Department Preston Foods IGA is seeking individuals to work in our DELI/BAKERY dept. This position will assist with food prep. for fresh salads, fried chicken, sandwiches and other meal items. Must have a strong customer service attitude, with an attention to detail. Shifts range from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Need be 18 to apply. We offer a flexible schedule with attractive wage. Applications may be picked up at our checkout counter or mail resumes to: Preston Foods IGA ATTN: Deli Position PO Box 309 Preston, MN 55965 507-765-2465 • 105 Fillmore Street West, Preston, MN 55965

Social Services Director Chosen Valley Care Center Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN has an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Social Worker to join our team. We are seeking a team member to deliver high quality care and services to the people we serve. Chosen Valley Care Center enjoys a solid reputation of care and services, in a supportive working environment. The Licensed Social Worker is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operations of the social services department in accordance with Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations. Assures medically related emotional and social needs of the residents are being met and maintained. MDS experience preferred. Applications/resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Applications/resumes can be mailed to Director of Clinical and Resident Services, Chosen Valley Care Center, 1102 Liberty Street SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 or email: or you download an application at

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Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o

IN RUSHFORD nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath, with attached garage. Also 3 car unattached garage. 212 Harry Street. 507-450-5107. r12,19- x

Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Houston. Split foyer, tuck under garage, huge deck. 507-459-6429. Rochester or LaCrosse Craigslist. e30tfn- o

CABIN on Pomme deTerre lake. July & August. AC, furnished, sleeps 7, dock, screened porch, weekly rent. 4 miles east of Journal Happy Ads Elbow Lake. 218/685-5114 1x2 (no picture) MCAN $6.75

FOR SALE: Homestead on 4.49 acres, includes house, 2 grain bins, storage shed and pole shed. $122,000. 13924 161st Ave, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Phone 507-2594744. e12,19- o

REAL ESTATE LAND AUCTION. 80 acres Organic tillable. Sat. March 10 Noon. 12885 Mahan Dr., Utica Twp Crawford Co, WI. NWSE, SENE 2 10 5. www.rogerland. com for photos, terms and conditions. See MLS# 4034567. No buyers fee. Roger Johnson, Registered WI Auctioneer 231952. WI MN Real Estate. La Crosse, WI 54602-0214. 608-385-8080. e13tfn- o

Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 7652131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? 507-765-2151 Do you need storage while in theitprocess of moving? Space is Call in! 800-599-0481 available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x

KENILWORTH APARTMENTS and Sylvan CallManor it in! of Lanesboro have apts. for seniors 62+ or handicapped/discode) 00-599-0481 abled. Rent based(507onarea income. Onsite laundry, large communtiy room and patio for tenant use. Call 507-467-2222 EHO r4tfn- o

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LAKEWOOD SENIOR HOuSINg, 420 Bench St. Chatfield. Easy yard work, no shoveling! For those who are 62 and older, handicapped/disabled. REDUCE • REUSE 1-bedroom apts. Heat paid. On-site laundry.RECYCLE Rent based on income. Off-street parking. Call (507) 867-4791.

Scenic View TownhomeS • Spacious 2 & 3 bedrooms • Attached garages included • Beautiful area • Starting at $505 Income restrictions apply. 507-864-7880 • Rushford, MN


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TRACTORS: Ford 4400 gas w/loader $7,500.00, IH 706 C/H Gas Sharp $8,000.00, Ford 4000 gas $5,250.00, Allis Chalmers: D-14 gas wide front $4,500.00, C with front blade and cultivator: $1,650.00 SKIDLOADERS: New Holland L465 $9,000.00, Gehl: 5625 C/H ROUND 610 UP SOME GOOD DEALS $11,500.00, Bobcat: $3,250.00, 742B $8,500.00, 542Bin$6,999.00, Case: 85XT the Fillmore County $15,999.00. CallJournal for Appt.Classifieds. & Info. JEFF NIELSEN SALES Eberhardt Str., Albert Lea, MN. Buy-Sell-Trade Home: 507377-1137, Cell: 507-383-7012, Website: Email: nielsen81@ Contact also: Paul Nielsen Farm Equipment Cell: 507-279-1303. Whether you’re f5,12,19- x buying or selling, the Journal Auto Page is

place to look WHT REG BABYDOLL the SHEEP: 3yo ewe, 6yo ewe, 4yo bucky ram (bred both ewes both yrs used), & 6yo wether, $650 for the flock. Ram lamb $200. 507-4381414. f3/19-4/23- x

ALFALFA HAY, round bales net wrapped. Stored inside. P No rain. Get1,300 the lb. job507-875done EL ED 2342.Hf19,26x T Find the help you N deserve by advertising FARMI WINCH’S, WA 3 PT. LOGGING with us! Valby 3 pt. PTO chippers, grapples, log grapples, 3 pt County Tractor, Journal SkidsteerClassifieds! tire chains, Fillmore New log splitters & wood processers. 507-765-2151 • (866) 638-7885, www.threeriversforestry. com (MFPA)

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IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE in 507 area code 800-599-0481

Advertising in the Journal is a SNAP.

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women or people securing custody of children under 18.

House for sale in Spring Valley, MN. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, garage, black top driveway, new electric with breaker panel, high efficiency forced air furnace. The home needs work to be livable, and is a great opportunity for a handyman with a family who is tired of renting and ready to own. Will sell property outright or negotiate terms to sell on Installment Contract. Only seriously interested callers, call Bobby at 507-458-8558. e20tfn- o

This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.


Orren & Marjorie Flaby, owners

The North 25 feet of Lot 40 and all of Lot 39, in Carson Third Addition to City of Preston

REAL ESTATE Richard Milne & Associates

Real Estate, LLC Preston 2 bedroom rambler has new carpet and fresh paint, newer windows and roof. 15547 Kiwi Rd, $52,000 MLS#4035459 Preston

Residence or rental property. Main floor laundry, 3 rooms used as bedrooms. Main floor has been remodeled & updated w/newer cabinetry, drywall and electrical. 317 St. Paul St. SW, $40,000 MLS#4034251


3 bdrm, 3 bath, walkout rambler on 1+ acre, vaulted ceilings, master suite, MF laundry. 3 car detatched insulated, heated garage w/ workshop & 3/4 bath. 420 Parkside Dr. $279,900 MLS#4032983 Preston Great 1 1/2 story 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath and attached 3 season porch. One car detached garage and Flat Lot. $64,900 $59,900 MLS #4031651 Preston 3 bdrm, Rambler, MF Laundr y, Large Garage, l o w m a i n t e n a n c e ex t e r i o r, Close to swimming pool park and trail $109,900 $99,900 MLS#4030099 Preston Exceptional 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 story with tons of wood flooring & panel walls, large kitchen with “L” shaped island and informal dining, hot tub room off master brdm. $179,000 MLS #4033170

Harmony 55 1st Ave SE $40,000 MLS#4034244

RichaRd Milne

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This single family home will be open for inspection on March 24 and 31, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The house has 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths, attached garage, and was stick built in 1985, with an open floor plan. Bids must be delivered to the Law Office of Richard A. Nethercut, 32 Main Avenue North, PO Box 657, Harmony, MN 55939, by 12:00 noon on Monday, April 2, 2012. Bids should be placed in a sealed envelope and must include the bidder’s name, amount of bid, and telephone number where they can be reached between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. on April 2, 2012. The top bidders will be invited to a bid-off at 3:00 p.m. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to negotiate with any bidder. The successful bidder must sign a Purchase Agreement on April 2, and pay 5% of the successful bid as earnest money. Closing shall occur no later than April 30, 2012.

Home 507-765-2172 Cell: 507-951-3672 Fax: 507-765-5308 Email: daVid Milne 507-696-6730


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Roxanne Johnson, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI

25 Center St. W, Harmony, MN 55939 • Toll Free: 888-839-2142 Cell: 507-458-6110

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5 aCRes – 5 mile VieW: Custom built, 3 bedrm, 3 bath, walk-out ranch. Open & bright main floor. LL fireplace, walk out, large deck. Nicely landscaped. Couldn’t build for this price! $244,900 $238,500

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CountRy home on aCReaGe: Original character intact, large 2 story home, 4 bdrm, 2 bath. You’ll love the built-ins, hardwood floors, large pantry & home office. Detached garage, 80 x 44 steel shed. On hard surface road. $129,900

easy to keeP & enjoy: 2 bedrm ranch on corner lot. Open kitchen-dining breakfast bar. Huge 2 car att garage Harmony $112,000

just listed: Charming stone cottage, 3 bedrooms, 1 ¾ bath, oak hardwood floors, built-in corner cabinet, fireplace, half acre lot. Preston $79,900

boRdeRinG CountRy: 3 bedroom ranch with many updates, full basement offers room to expand, attached 1 car garage and deck. Harmony $84,900

effiCient liVinG: One of the nicest affordable properties you will find! Great lot, super location, & well kept. Harmony $35,900

301 Fillmore Ave Canton sold 217 Spring St Preston PendinG 14155 231st Ave Preston-sold 340 3rd Ave SE Harmony PendinG 337 5th Ave SE Harmony sold

Room foR family & fRiends: 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, LL familyroom, brick fireplace, master bedroom, walk-in closets, 24 x 26 det garage. Deck & screen porch. Harmony $122,900

Brenda Sheldon, ABR, GRI

(507) 346-2060 Cell: 507-951-2071 Toll-Free: 888-835-8141

715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email - 213 north Washington, spring Valley $82,625 New Listing! Over 1,500 sq ft per floor - 3 bdrm, 2 bath walk out ranch style home. Newer furnace & shingles only 5 years old. The lower level is finished and could easily be converted to a duplex, mother-in-law apartment or put to your own use. There is a second kitchen in the LL.

729 memorial drive, spring Valley $88,900 Great 2 bdrm 2 bath townhouse with sun room. You'll love the location - close to grocery store, convenience stores, banks and gas station. Low maintenance fees and easy to heat. For more information - give me a call!

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neW ConstRuCtion: Condo top floor unit in Lanesboro offers incredible views of dam, bass pond, downtown and north bluff. Furnace & electrical service installed, water & sewer stubbed to unit. You design and finish to your desire. A suggested floor plan is offered. Garage stall included.

VieW oVeR lanesboRo: Charming 2 bedroom home with open staircase, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and unbelievable space. 1 block to most everything Lanesboro $96,900 lifestyle to enjoy! Two bedroom, 2 bath condo, cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, maple hardwood flooring,12ft ceilings. Enjoy incredible views. Secure Access, Handicapped Access. Garage Stall included Lanesboro $150,000

604 Pleasant ave., spring Valley, $117,500 - Great 2 story. Completely remodeled & updated with new foundation with infloor heat. Lower level is ready for expansion - all sheet rocked and primed. Egress windows for 2 future bdrms, family room and rough in bath. New 26x32 garage to be built this fall. Hardwood floors, orig. wood work.

Estate Industry! Chatfield - Ideal location close to school, pool, and parks. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large foyer, family room w/ build-ins, bookshelves and entertainment center. Deck, storage shed and 2+ attached garage. $139,900 Chatfield - Absolutely gorgeous home that has been completely remodeled and updated, but has kept all the charm. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, new tile, remodeled kitchen, main floor laundry, formal dining room, jacuzzi tub in master bath, covered porch, private patio, fenced yard and huge 3+garage. $149,900 Chatfield - Spectacular walkout ranch, loaded with extras. Open floor plan offers 3 bedrooms on main floor, main floor laundry, hickory wood floors, 2 gas fireplaces, granite countertops, maple cabinets and trim. Master bedroom with private bath w/ceramic walkin shower and whirlpool tub, race track ceiling and w/in closet. Lower level family room walks out to patio with built in grill, rec room & 4th bedroom & bath. Reduced $249,900 fountain - Remodeled and updated 3+ bedroom home on 4 city lots. 3100 sq. ft with 2 gas fireplaces, wood floors, formal dining room and living room, main floor laundry, covered private deck, steel siding and 3 car heated garage and storage shed. $139,900 lanesboRo - great location close to state bike trail and great views of the scenic bluffs. Small studio cottage is ideal for weekend getaway. Room to expand. $37,900 ReduCed $28,500

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enjoy to enjoy: Neat remodel, this 2 bedroom offers a new kitchen & bath, 6 panel oak doors, updated plumbing, windows, furnace & more. 2 car det garage, deck $69,900 ComfoRt by desiGn: 2 bedrm, 2 bath townhome offers everything on one level. Open floor plan, generous living space, southern exposure. Huge master bedroom, huge walk in closet. lot With VieW- lanesboRo - aWesome VieW! Attached heated super sized one car Buildable lot 1/3 of an acre, on edge of town. Buy now, build garage. Harmony $129,900 later. Nice little investment! $31,000 ComfoRtable liVinG: Clean buildinG lots: Offered $8000 below original price. & bright, 3 bedroom ranch offers a Buy now and build when you’re ready! Newest division in very nice basement with potential. Harmony- 1 sold – 7 left, some walk outs, starting at $14,900 Newer detached garage and a great Open to all builders. location. $82,500 Harmony

house & shoP Affordable living, 3 bedroom home includes 24 x 40 attached garage, Greenleafton $64,900

21+ aCRe CountRy home: 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with part finished walk-out basement. 20x20 det. garage plus 28x32 shop, 58x84 pole shed. Barn, cattle shed, 24x60 barn with box stall. Rotational grazing, windbreak & stream. Priced to sell! $177,500

416 smith st. spring Valley - $96,000 Priced to sell! New Listing. Ready to move in to! Tastefully decorated & updated 2 bdrm, 2 bath ranch style home. LL is partially finished with family room, bath, laundry & storage area. The main floor has hardwood floors, bedrooms have built in cabinets & drawers, full bath, formal dining and large open living room.

heRe’s a honey Super layout this 2 bedroom ranch has beautiful oak hardwood floors & many updates. Covered patio and X lg 1 car garage, Harmony $69,900

stoRy bRiCk home 3 bdrm, 2 bath, oak wood floors, open staircase, wonderful enclosed & open porches. Garden & garage. Preston, $79,900

30 aCRes - hoRse/liVestoCk PRoPeRty: Totally renovated walkout ranch home. Attached 2 car heated garage, with shop space, 36 x 48 steel shed & small shelter. Fenced pasture with spring fed creek. South of Spring Valley $ 272,900


neW listinG: Surprising spacious 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home with large 2 car heated garage. Preston $89,900

toWnhouse - 308 n Park Court, sp. Valley $107,900 motivated seller!!! Drastically Reduced Excellent location, close to banks, gas station, grocery store and discount stores. 2 bdrm 2 bath with marble entrance, gas fireplace, m. bdrm walk in closet & m. bath, sun room, laminate floors, and patio to back of unit. Low association fees.


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lanesboRo - Charm and character describe faRm/aCReaGes this home with Chatfield - 40 acres of prime hunting ground with creek original Douglas fir running through it. Ideal for weekend getaways. $188,000 floors. Main floor Chatfield - Great location, 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 2 story home, has high ceilings 1.7 acre lot backs up to woods. and archways for Main floor w/open floor plan, character. Lower w/kitchen dining, livingrm level is partially w/fireplace, 4-season porch, sheetrocked. Newer 2 car garage and great formal dining rm & laundry. location to state trails & park. $114,900 LL finished w/familyrm w/fireplace & w/o to patio, 2 add. lanesboRo - 3+ bedroom ranch with private bdrms, kitchenette/wet bar, & 3/4 bath. 3-car insul. garage, backyard, 2 baths, 2 patios, private fenced yard, & 20x26 carriage house w/TV, main floor laundry, phone & ethernet. $369,900 newer flooring, open lanesboRo/Whalan - Ideal acreage with everything floor plan, c/a,steel you want or need. Approx. 8 siding, large deck acres with pasture for animals. and 2+garage. 50x112 shed with 50x64 heated $124,900 shop with 14’ ceilings. Outdoor PReston - This large rambler sits on quiet street wood burner heats the house & had great views and shop. Additional barn and of deck. Home shed for horses/animals. 5 bedroom house with main floor has been updated. master, laundry, living room, family room with wood burner, Large open kitchen and screened-in porch. New well, roof, hot water heater and and dining room, furnace. $199,900 living room, large lanesboRo - 14 acre paradise just north of Lanesboro. 1 master bedroom, and main floor laundry. Large mile from Eagle Bluff, close to lower level family room with w/out to covered Root River & State Trail. Ideal patio. New siding, windows flooring and heated for horses or cattle. Large open garage. Was $139,900 now $129,900 kitchen & formal dining room, RoChesteR -toWnhome - Hard to find newer living room with fireplace townhome in and knotty pine. Main floor laundry, 4-season porch, large Salem Point. Enjoy deck with hot tub, sauna, putting green and more. Barn w/ the water view shop above and heated shop/garage below. from the 4-season mabel - Cabin on 16 acres-gorgeous 16 acre wooded site porch or private with new cabin, well and septic. patio. Large living Knotty pine interior, steel room w/fireplace, siding, covered porch, in-floor separate formal dining room, master bedroom w/ heat, kitchen, bath, laundry and full bath and w/in closet. Open kitchen w/center loft area. Ideal for weekend island. 2nd level has 2 additional bdrms, full bath getaway, rec land and great hunting. $149,900 lanesboRo - Spacious & family room. $345,000, $335,000 2-story home on large lot. CommeRCial - Business not closing, just for sale. Wykoff - Gold st. Restaurant - Established restaurant, 3+bedrooms, 2 full baths, turn key operation. Building completely renovated, equipment is newer and all inventory stays. Restaurant menu 2 kitchens, large main floor offers pizza, steak and fish specials, and more. Ideal for catering & deliveries. Additional dining area in lower laundry/mud room plus level. $285,000 $235,000 2+garage. Newer windows, CommeRCial- Chatfield - Tacades Sports Bar/Restaurant. Excellent opportunity to own this high trafand new NG/Wood combo fic, well established sports bar/restaurant. Turn-key opertation. Building and all equipment are in excellent heat. Priced at $89,900. condition. Additional bar area for private parties. $540,000 Reduced $495,000



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AUCTION CALENDAR Thur., Mar. 22 - 9:30 am, Dealer/Lender Consignment Auction. Sale site - Gehling Implement & Auction Co., Preston, MN. For more info contact Gehling Auction, Inc. 507765-2131, Notice in the Journal. Wed., May 23 - Amish Consignment Auction. Located at Hershberger Metal, 13702 371st Ave., Canton, MN. For more info contact Joe Slaubaugh, 22366 401st Ave., Lanesboro, MN or Dan Hershberger, 13702 371st Ave., Canton, MN. Notice in the Journal.

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PUBLIC NOTICES Printed with Soy ink STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File PRINTED No. 23-PR-12-145 WITH In Re: Estate of Eleanor Klungtvedt, Decedent. . NOTICE OF Printed INFORMAL APPOINTMENT on recycled paper OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an Application PRINTEDofONPersonal for Informal Appointment RECYCLED PAPER Representative was filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Kerry Klugtvedt, whose CALL THE JOURNAL sell your extra address is 70 Trisdahl to Court, Rushford, stuff!55971, 507-765-2151 800-599-0481. MN and KevinorKlungtvedt, whose address is 108 W. Center St. Rushford, MN 55971 to serve as the co-personal representative of the decedent’s estate. CALL Any THE heir, devisee or to other JOURNAL sell interested your old person be entitled to vehicle!may 507-765-2151 or appointment 800-599-0481as co-personal representatives or may object in the 507 area code to list your vehicle. to the appointment of the personal repreAll line ads are seen on our website sentative. Any objection to the ment of the 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 have the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of 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 Need to thankallsomeone? Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, creditors having us.the507-765-2151 claimsCall against 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 claimsAdvertising will be barred. works Dated: 3/7/2012 507-765-2151 /s/ Robert Benson District Court Judge James D. Attwood Court Administrator Dated: 3/1/2012 /s/ Thomas Manion Thomas M. Manion (Reg. #0067167) 204 Parkway Avenue North, Box 420 Lanesboro, MN 55949 Tel. (507)467-2317 507-765-2151 • 800-599-0481 Attorney for the Estate Publish 12,19


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regular monthly meetings on the first notifying defendents of this proceeding. Schedule attached be adopted. Thursday of each month at the Fountain Therefore, it is ordered pursuant to NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED Fire Hall. Meetings for the months of April Minnesota Statute 559.02 that Service by the City Council of the City of Ostrander 2012 through November 2012 will begin at shall be made by publishing the Summons, that the Fee Schedule, is hereby adopted 8:00 pm. which shall contain the legal description of and shall become effective January 1st, Dan Graskamp, Clerk the real estate, in a legal newspaper in 2012. Publish 19,26 Fillmore County, Minnesota, once each This Ordinance shall be effective immeweek for three consecutive weeks. diately upon its passage and publication. Dated February 29, 2012 Adopted by the Ostrander City Council City of Ostrander By the Court: this 6th day of December 2011. Schedule of Fees—2012 /s/ Robert Benson Linda Schwenn Fax: $2.50 for first 10 pages/.20 Judge of District Court Mayor per Exhibit “A” Rhonda Klapperich page after That part of Lots 1,2,3,4,6,7, and 8, Block City Clerk/Treasurer $.20/page incom3, and the South One-Half of vacated Publish 19 ing Main Street, Parsons Addition to the City Copies $.25/ of Spring Valley, all in the Northwest copy Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW notice of annual meeting NSFAds Check: $30.00 1/4 NE 1/4) of Section 33, Township The annual meeting of the Bristol Cener Journal103 Happy 507-765-2151 Water Base Rate: $ 1 7 . 5 0 / d w e l l i n g North, Range 13 West, Fillmore County, Cemetery Association will be held on 1x2described (no picture) 800-599-0481 unit $6.75 Minnesota, more accurately as March 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Water per Thousand Gallons: $1.40 follows: Commencing at the Northwest Harmony House Restaurant in Harmony, 1x3 (with picture) $11.00 Water Deposit (renter): $50.00 Corner of said NW 1/4 NE 1/4, thence MN. Annual Water Rate: $200.00 South 00 degree 06 minutes 30 seconds Don Bellingham Water Meter: $80.00 West (assumed bearing) along the West Secretary/Treasurer New Water Hook-up: $250.00 line of said NW 1/4 NE 1/4, 682.88 feet Call it in! Publish 19,26 Bessie Water Shut-off: $50.00 to the centerline, 277.30 feet to aTurn point Old 800-599-0481 (507 area code) Water Turn-on: $50.00 of intersection of said centerline of saida Cash Into Cow Sewer Base Rate: $36.50/dwelling Main Street and the Northerly Extension of *COUNTY PROJECTS* September 11, 2012 – October 9, 2012 unitJournal the Eastern Right-of-Way line of the County now Fillmore BIDS CLOSE APRIL 9. 2012 – November 13, 2012 – December 11, Sewer Deposit (renter): $50.00 abandoned Chicago andPH: North WesternOR 1-800-599-0481 507-765-2151 FILLMORE COUNTY, MN 2012. Annual Sewer Rate: $100.00 Transportation Company Railway (forNOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Judy Graham, Clerk FAX it in! New Sewer Hook-up: $250.00 merly the Chicago Great Western Railway Notice is hereby given that sealed City of Peterson On-Sale License: $800.00 Company) and to the point of beginning bids will be accepted by the County 507-765-2468 Publish12, 26 Off-Sale License: $100.00 of the tract of land to be herein described; Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Sunday Liquor: $200.00 thence South 21 degrees 11 minutes 43 Department, Preston, MN until 1:30 p.m. 3.2 Beer Permit: $25.00 seconds West along said Easterly R.O.W. on the 9th day of April, 2012, for the fol STATE OF MINNESOTA IN DISTRICT Dance Permit: $25.00 line or its Northely extension, 332.85 feet lowing project(s): COURT Community Center Rent: $50.00 to the North line of Park Street; thence S.A.P. 023-598-013; Construct Br #23K16, ROUND UP SOME GOOD DEALS COUNTY OF FILLMORE THIRD JUDICIAL Community Center Deposit: $50.00 North 88 degrees 46 minutes 31 seconds and minor approaches; on CR 115, locatin the Fillmore County DISTRICT Dog License: $7.00 (every year) Lots ed northwest of the City of Canton, in e-mail it in! East along the South line of said Journal OTHER CIVIL - QUIET TITLE ACTION Classifieds. Kennel License (4 dogs +) $75.00 4,3,2, and 1, 547.42 feet to the centerline Section 6, T101N, R9W. Major quantities Case No. 23-CR-12-127 (every year)—not issued of Spring Valley Creek; thence North 31 include: PC 12’ x 8’ Concrete Box, 65 l.f.; Beverly Sandlin, anymore degrees 28 minutes 46 seconds West minor approach grading & bituminous Plaintiff, Cat License: $7.00 (every year) along said centerline, 60.79 feet; thence paving; riprap & turf establishment items. vs. SUMMONS Fire Call: $500.00 North 50 degrees 40 minutes 56 seconds Plan and proposal price for each project Winona and Southwestern Railway Lawn Mowing: $100—minimum or set is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent West along said centerline, 38.92 feet; Company; H.T. Tolmie and Julaette NEED TO THANK SOMEONE? $100/hour thence North 26 degrees 39 minutes 23 by US mail. Whether you’re Tolmie; Nellie Persons Roberts and orseconds Call the Journal at 507-765-2151 800- West along said centerline, 31.14 Pool $100.00 Plans, proposals and specifications buying Fill: or selling, the Glenn R. Roberts; Martha Winters and 599-0481 (507 area code) and we’llfeet; take thence North 06 degrees 46 minPublish 19 Journal Auto Page is can be examined and obtained from the Otto Winters; Minnie Clement and Albert the place to look your message over the phone. utes 42 seconds East along said centerFillmore County Highway Department, Clement; Albert Groth; Robert E. Groth line, 27.57 feet; thence North 24 degrees 909 Houston St., Preston, MN 55965, and Agnes A. Groth; Dean D. Eickhoff ORDINANCE NO. 11-2011 18 minutes 45 seconds East along said ph #507-765-3854. Requests for plans and Char J. Eickhoff; Elmer Bly and Betty CITY OF OSTRANDER centerline, 38.31 feet; thence North 10 and proposals must be accompanied by Bly; Bert Bly and Etta Bly; S.A. Ballard; COUNTY OF FILLMORE degrees 14 minutes 24 seconds East a check, draft or a money order, payable also the unknown heirs and/or assigns STATE OF MINNESOTA along said centerline, 37.45 feet; thence to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the of each of the persons or entities herein AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY North 28 degrees 10 minutes 38 seconds amount mentioned above. named; and all other persons unknown OF OSTRANDER, MINNESOTA West along said centerline, P 11.70 feeet; Bids submitted must be individually Get the job done claiming any right, title, estate, interest L thence North 75 degreesE11 minutes D 18 ESTABLISHING FEES FOR CITY sealed, and identified on the outside for E or lien in the real estate described in the H LICENSES, PERMITS, FINES AND seconds West along said centerline, 24.80 each specific project. A bidder’s bond Find the help you NT minutes Complaint herein, feet; thence North 53 degrees or a certified check in the amount of at deserve SERVICES by advertising WAsaid25centerlin, Defendants. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF 35 seconds East along least 5% of the total amount bid and with us! THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE OSTRANDER DOES ORDAIN: 28.55 feet; thence North 17 degrees 11 payable must accompany each bid to the ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: County Journal Classifieds! the City of Ostrander Treasurer of Fillmore County. WHEREAS, minutes 39 minutes Fillmore 44 seconds West YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and establishes that some fees will be set from along said centerline,507-765-2151 24.80 feet;• thence Fillmore County reserves the right to required to serve upon the attorney for time to time by the City Council; and North 17 degrees 42 minutes 12 seconds reject any or all bids. Plaintiff an answer to the Complaint which WHEREAS, the City Council has been East along said centerline, 30.44 feet to Dated: March 13, 2012 REDUCE • REUSE • RECYCLE is herewith served upon you, and which advised that certain fees need to be said centerline of said Main Street; thence John M. Grindeland, County Engineer has been filed in the office of the Court established by ordinance; and South 88 degrees 46 minutes 31 seconds Fillmore County, MN Administrator in and for said county and WHEREAS, the City staff has reviewed West along said centerline, 278.99 feet to Publish 19,26,2 state, within twenty (20) days after service the fees that the City currently chargthe point of beginning and containing 2.90 of this Summons upon you, exclusive es and is recommending that the Fee acres, more or less. Subject to any easeof the day of such service. If you fail to Find your dream home in ments of record. do so, judgment by default will be taken Publish 12,19,26Classifieds the Journal against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Summary of minutes The object of said action is to obtain Carimona township rock bids March 6, 2012 County Board Meeting a judgment determining that the Plaintiffs Carimona Township will accept bids on The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of are the owners of the following described crushed rock that meet the state speciPreston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other real estate lying and being in the County of fications to be delivered and spread on department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. Fillmore, State of Minnesota, to-wit: township roads by order of the superviThe following resolutions were adopted by the Board: Attached as Exhibit “A” title to which sors. Certificate of insurance must accomNONE is affected by said action, and that the pany all bids. Bids must be in the hands The Board approved the following agenda items: Defendants and each of them have no of the clerk of Carimona Township by • the amended agenda. right, title, estate, claim, lien or interest in Monday, April 2, 2012, at 8:00 pm. The • the following amended Consent Agenda: or to said real property, or any part thereof, board reserves the right to136 reject any or all St. Anthony St. • P.O. Box 49628, 2012 County Board minutes. 1. February and quieting title to said premises in the bids. Preston, MN 55965 2. Overnight stays for staff to attend Interoperability Conference in St. Cloud. Plaintiffs. Linda Marzolf, Clerk 507-765-2151 • 1-800-599-0481 • FAX 765-2468 3. Overnight stay for Auditor/Treasurer and two staff to attend Minnesota Secretary of NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM 19792 County Rd. 15 State Election Training. No personal claim is made against any Preston, MN 55965 • Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) #54, fund designations. of the Defendants in the above-entitled Publish 19,26 • payment of $2,910.90 to Computer Professionals Unlimited, Inc. for IFSpi update. action. • low quote of $1,700.00 for purchase of additional smoke detectors from Bakke Dated: February 15, 2012 Fillmore County Journal Electric, Inc. BAUDLER BAUDLER MAUS & BLAHNIK, Fountain township request for FREE to over 10,000 households. • lease with Metro Sales, Inc. for a MP C3500 multi-function copier with attachments. LLP quotes • proposal from Matthew J. Opat, Attorney at Law, to process quiet title action for land 507-765-2151 800-599-0481 By: /s/ Kelly•M. Wagner The Fountain Township board is that is part of proposed veterans’ cemetery. Kelly M. Wagner, #0314031 requesting quotes for the following: • resignation to retire from Rollie Olson, Maintenance Mechanic, Sheriff’s Department. Attorney for Plaintiff Class II road rock on a per ton basis for • resignation to retire from Michael Ask, Chief Dispatcher/Emergency Management 124 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 1268 quarry pickup only and/or to be delivered Director, Sheriff’s Department, Spring Valley, MN 55975 and spread within the Township at the •C LASSIFIEDS International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #49 Highway contract. (507) 346-7301 Supervisor’s discretion. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: HEremoval PLACE Order for Service by Alternative Means Blading, trucking, and snow on TO FIND REVENUE FUND Beverly Sandlin, THE BEST DEALS a per hour basis. Quote must be accomVendor Name, Description Amount Plaintiff, panied by an equipment list. Morem Electric, Inc., services $663.97 vs. All quotes must be accompanied by a Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, PA, services $867.89 IT PAYS Railway TO ADVERTISE Winona and Southwestern certificate of insurance and submitted to in 507 West Payment Center, services $1,098.98 800-599-0481 codeJulaette Company; H.T. Tolmiearea and the Clerk in an envelope marked “Quote TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $2,630.84 Advertising in the Journal Tolmie; Nellie Persons Roberts and Enclosed” by 6:00 p.m. April 4, 2012. TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (22 bills -not listed) $2,852.06 Glenn R. Roberts; Martha Winters and is2012, a SNAP. Quotes will be opened at the April 5, TOTAL REVENUE FUND $5,482.90 Otto Winters; Minnie Clement and Albert regular meeting. April 5 meeting will ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Clement; Albert Groth; Robert E. Groth be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Fountain Fire Vendor Name, Description Amount and Agnes A. Groth; Dean D. Eickhoff Hall. DLT Solutions, software renewal $5,140.17 and Char J. Eickhoff; Elmer Bly and Betty The Board reserves the right to reject Erickson Engineering Co., services $2,500.00 Bly; Bert Bly and Etta Bly; S.A. Ballard; any and all quotes. Ronco Engineering Co., Inc., parts $1,275.52 also the unknown heirs and/or assigns Dan Graskamp, Clerk Universal Truck Equipment, Inc., parts $1,817.46 of each of the persons or entities herein 814 Miller Lane SE TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $10,733.15 named; and all other persons unknown Stewartville, MN 55976 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (9 bills not listed) $1,558.31 claiming any right, title, estate, interest Publish 19,26 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $12,291.46 or lien in the real estate described in the Carimona Township residents AIRPORT FUND Complaint herein, Until further notice, the monthly meetVendor Name, Description Amount Defendents. ing of Carimona Township board will be Deters, Isaac, services $1,800.00 Upon Plaintiff’s Affadavit of Publication held at 8:00 pm on the 1st Monday of TOTAL AIRPORT FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $1,800.00 and the files and records of this action, each month at the Preston Emergency TOTAL AIRPORT FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (1 bill - not listed) $16.51 the Court finds: Services building. TOTAL AIRPORT FUND $1,816.51 a. Personal service cannot be made on Linda Marzolf, Clerk The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. certain Defendents as they are deceased, Publish 19,26 Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are unknown, or businesses cannot be found. available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually b. This proceeding involves real estate scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. located in Fillmore County, Minnesota. Fountain township notice of Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, c. Publication in Fillmore County, time change Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Minnesota might reasonably succeed in The Fountain Township Board will hold Publish 19

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