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Local farmer leaves lasting legacy Ronald Pfantz’s $2 million bequest to Dollars for Scholars nearly doubles total pot of scholarship money


By Kyle Kuphal Ronald Pfantz kept mostly to himself in his later years, living at the

farm north of Cazenovia that he’d called home since he was two years old. “He was kind of a pri-

vate person,” said David Heard, a long-time friend and neighbor. “The farm was his life.” Heard described Pfantz

as a hard working intelligent man who valued education. Pfantz made this clear in 2005 when he donated nearly $1 mil-

lion to the local chapter of Dollars for Scholars after he retired from a lifetime of farming. Pfantz died in January

at the age of 94. His obituary was short compared to some and said nothing of the generous gift that he gave to Dollars for

Mystery event forces closure of three boar stud barns

Filing period ends Section B Monument speaker series Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall will speak at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, June 19

page 2A It’s getting closer

2012 election races officially begin By Debra Fitzgerald The candidate filing period for the November general election closed Tuesday, June 5 at 5 p.m. Below are the candidates pertinent to Pipestone County who have filed to run for city, county, SWCD, state and federal office. Municipalities, like the city of Jasper, and school boards, like the Pipestone Area Schools board, do not hold a primary election in August and therefore have a later candidate filing date that opens July 31 and closes Aug. 14. Primary elections where necessary will be held Aug. 14, the general election Nov. 6.

Search for cause continues with efforts to save remaining site By Debra Fitzgerald

Out of school & into the pool

City of Pipestone Buy a button, support your local Watertower Festival

page 2A Research & knowledge

Mayor -Laurie Ness, incumbent -Susan Wienands Two council member seats are up for election. -Fred Portz, incumbent -Kyle Caskey -Myron Koets -Jacqui Pribyl -Ramona Rattler (Incumbent Barbara Heyl did not file for reelection).

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Improving yields with new techniques, hybrids

Four commissioner seats are up for reelection. District 1 -Marge DeRuyter,

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Up-To-The-Minute Weather At:

Thursday: High 79 • Low 63

Students at Hill Elementary make a mad dash for summer Wednesday, May 30, (above, left) following the final bell of the 2011-12 school year at 12:45 p.m. All PAS schools wrapped up the year with a half day Wednesday. Around 250 people went to the Pipestone Aquatic Center on opening day, Monday, June 4 - such as this young boy splashing in the fountains. With a clear sky and a high of 85 degrees, the weather was the nicest for an opening day in the center’s 15-year existence, according to Stacy Claussen, Pipestone recreation director. Pipestone Publishing/Kyle Kuphal

Rare tour of swine research facility Pipestone Vet Clinic, Pipestone System focus on feed, rate-of-gain conversion By Mavis Fodness People pass swine production facilities throughout Pipestone County. Rarely, do they see the inside of these structures. An open house on May 30 allowed about 30 individuals that rare look inside one 100-foot by 196-foot, two-room, former finishing barn. “There is so much

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Wolters was remodeled from a grower/finishing barn to a second research facility leased by Pipestone Veterinary Center (PVC)/Pipestone System Inc. for production research trials. The six-year-old building was empty for the tour. According to Terry Wolters, to build a new research facility would cost $900,000. As a

remodel, the cost was lower and was completed in about two weeks. Called RB2 or research barn two, Wolters said since research trials take six months to complete, his building will be able to double the number of trials conducted in a year and can repeat results from research barn one (RB1), located west of Pipestone. A third trail

barn will be constructed, but will focus on animal health and wellbeing. Dan Hanson, who manages RB1, led the tour and pointed out three areas where a research barn differs from a grower/finishing facility: Feeding, pen-

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Show set to open Thursday, June 14 By Debra Fitzgerald

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when we drive by we see but we don’t understand,” said Pipestone County Commissioner Jerry Remund, one of the individuals who attended the open house. “The education that has gone into the operation. These guys are so far advanced than what you expect.” Located north of Hatfield, the building owned by Terry and Sylvia

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On Peter Pan: “It’s ostensibly a holiday entertainment for children but really a play for grown-up people.” - George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright

Next week on Thursday, June 14, the Calumet Players will open a fully staged musical production of “Peter Pan” at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center. From selection to opening, the show has been a year in the making, with the cast and crew pulling

long hours since April for rehearsals, set creation and costume design. Always challenging to stage a musical given the number of people involved and “the integral parts that must work together,” said producer Mark Thode, “Peter Pan” was made even more difficult by a disagreement among key members of the production crew that threatened to unravel the show. Those familiar with the

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Pipestone Artificial Breeders (PAB) liquidated three boar stud sites the week of May 21 due to loss of business as a result of a yet-to-be identified production event, followed by disease. The barns, all south of Pipestone, were used to produce fresh semen for delivery to customers in the five-state area. “Whatever it is – feed, water, pick it out of the airsome event caused what we classified as DNA fragmentation in the semen,” said Dr. Jay Bobb, Monday, who had been one of PAB’s four partners. The diminished product quality caused the “total born” to drop over a large number of sows. “We can prove that, but what we don’t know is what caused it in all three studs (sites) at the same time,” he said. With the dissolution of the three sites, a total 23 employees lost their jobs. “It was absolutely nothing that the employees did wrong,” Bobb said. “It was an event beyond their control. “It’s very, very hard on everybody involved to lose those employees because they were long-term employees and very, very loyal and good people.” The PAB stud sites that were liquidated – the boars were sold and the barns are up for sale - were known as PAB I, PAB II and PAB IV. PAB I had a capacity of 200 boars, PAB II 500 boars. PAB IV was essentially a “ghost barn, an isolation barn for the boars,” Bobb said. The barns weren’t at capacity. The semen produced at the barns went through rigorous testing prior to insemination. Those parameters never showed a drop, Bobb said. Yet the sows didn’t produce as expected.

PAB Captain Hook, played by Ben Vermeer, and some of the pirates, rehearse a scene for the Calumet Player’s latest production, “Peter Pan,” a musical intended for a general audience opening June 14 at the Performing Arts Center. Pipestone Publishing/Mark Thode

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This Weekend Saturday, June 9 Entrance fees waived at Monument Come and celebrate the fifth annual Great Outdoors Day at Pipestone National Monument and other National Park Service (NPS) sites around the country, which will be offering fee-free entry into the parks on Saturday, June 9. The Great Outdoors Day was created to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

Farmers Market Farmers Market, 8 a.m., east parking lot of the Municipal City Building in Pipestone. Will be held every Saturday morning.

Ghost walks Guided ghost tours through the downtown area with stories of the paranormal and the ghosts who inhabit local homes and businesses in Pipestone, meet at 8 p.m. at the Pipestone County Museum.

Jasper Fire Department burger feed Jasper Volunteer Fire Department Annual Burger Feed, Jasper City Park, 5-7 p.m. (in case of inclement weather – Jasper Memorial Hall).

Sunday, June 10 Whopper Feed, Split Rock Creek State Park Split Rock Creek State Park Advisory Committee Annual Open House, church service 10:30 a.m., Burger King Whopper Feed 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Split Rock Creek State Park.

Monument Guest Speaker series starts June 19 Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall to kick off series at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center By Debra Fitzgerald North of Pipestone National Monument on Hiawatha Ave. the campus of Minnesota West has replaced some 60 buildings that once comprised the campus of the Pipestone Indian Training School, where Native American students were educated between 1892 and 1953. Today, only the crumbling superintendent’s residence remains. “All structures were wiped out, just as our history was wiped out as far as the boarding school was concerned,” said Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall, a former student of the Indian Boarding School. “So it only exists in the memories of me and a few surviving students.” Those memories of Nordwall’s attendance from 1935-1945, particularly as they relate to the Pipestone National Monument and its quarries, will be available live on June 19, when Nordwall, 82, comes to Pipestone for a speaking engagement to be held at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center. Pipestone National Monument is sponsoring Nordwall’s appearance.

“We’re asking him to reflect on the time he was associated with the quarries and that comes from his time being at the Indian school,” said Monument Superintendent, Glen Livermont. “He was here; he was present at that time in his life. And that’s an early part of our history.” “The falls and the quarries were our extended playground,” said Nordwall, speaking by phone last week from his home on Nevada’s Paiute-Shoshone Reservation, where he lives with his Shoshone wife of four decades, Bobbie. “That’s the tie-in to Pipestone National Monument.” Nordwall’s talk will mark the first in the Monument’s new Guest Speaker Series where people with knowledge and experience with the Monument and its quarries will be invited to give talks that will be free and open to the public. The precedent for the series already exists at other National Park Service sites, Livermont said. “It’s something I thought we should look at trying here at Pipestone to help generate and provoke thought and understanding about the American Indian inter-

est in the community, the park and the history of the park,” Livermont said. The frequency of the speakers will depend upon funding, Livermont said, which will be provided in the future by the Friends of Pipestone National Monument. The responsibility for starting, developing, and implementing the series has gone to Mark Calamia, Monument cultural resources program manager and tribal liaison. “We’re hoping that the public will not only come to listen, but engage with the speakers,” Calamia said. “It’s their community and we’re doing this to enhance the community and of course promote the park, the Monument.” In recommending speakers, Calamia said he’ll be looking for “quality individuals who are knowledgeable who have experience with the community and the Monument, like Fortunate Eagle. “In the future, it’s not just going to be (American) Indians, it will be other people,” Calamia added. “We want to focus on the Monument and the history, but we’ll be looking at all aspects, historic and contemporary, as they relate to the Monument.”

Having Nordwall kick off the series came about from a project that was previously funded for the Monument, Livermont said, involving interviews with older folks who have histories of early quarrying or American Indian experience. “Adam certainly qualifies for that,” Livermont said. “We wanted to get that information. He of course, being Adam, is willing to share it. So we’re bringing him here to do that. But while he’s here, it was an obvious start for the Speaker Series. It’s serving a dual purpose.” Nordwall’s June visit will be his first return to Pipestone in at least five years. He said he last came to do research for his book (see sidebar) and slept in his car in the Minnesota West parking lot. He awoke in the morning to the sounds of crows cawing and experienced “a flood of wonderful memories.” The ideal audience he’s hoping his talk will draw to the Arts Center on June 19 will be “open-minded,” and “people who enjoy learning something of the past, especially young people who think we’re ancient history.”

2012 Watertower Festival button design selected Commemorative buttons featuring Karlee Kruger’s art now on sale By Debra Fitzgerald The phrase ‘third time’s the charm’ originates in the superstition that after two failures, a third attempt is more likely to succeed. Though the charm may have its place, Karlee Kruger’s persistence and skill won the day when her drawing was selected as this year’s commemorative button for the 23rd Annual Watertower Festival coming up on June 21-23. After trying “really hard the first two times” she entered the contest, Kruger’s design nabbed the majority of the votes cast earlier this year during the Pipestone Home and Health Show. Her design puts the round shape of the button to use as a baseball, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Take me out to the ballgame.” She said she was surprised when her art won. “I’m pretty proud of it,” she said. 53308

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Aside from having her design immortalized on a button, Kruger will receive $50 in Chamber Bucks. Kruger, 18, daughter of Janet Kruger, and the deceased Todd Kruger, graduated this year from

Pipestone Area Schools. Last week she started a new job at Pizza Ranch. She plans to take the year off to figure out what she’d like to do before entering college. Now that Kruger’s design has been selected, the buttons are on sale for $5 at the Pipestone Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau. Proceeds from the button sales help support the Watertower Festival by funding festival entertainment and activities. Button holders are eligible for a number of discounts at local stores, as well as prizes – including a 40”

Karlee Kruger. Pipestone Publishing/ Debra Fitzgerald

LCD HDTV. The drawing for the TV and other prizes will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 12:30 p.m. under the big tent on the Courthouse Lawn.

Volunteers needed to help host Tour de Kota riders The Tour de Kota Bicycle tour will ride into Pipestone on Tuesday, June 19, where they’ll stop for a couple hours at a lunch site that will be set up on the Pipestone County Courthouse lawn. The Pipestone Chamber is expecting about 500 riders, who will arrive around 11 a.m. from Brandon, S.D. on county Highway 56. Following lunch, the riders from the tri-state region will exit Pipestone on U.S. Highway 75 on their way to their overnight stop in Marshall. The Chamber has assumed

responsibility for preparing and serving the lunch and providing picnic tables, shade tents and portable toilets. However, it’s asking for community help and support to showcase Pipestone as an eventfilled, friendly town that riders should return to for a visit. BBQ pulled pork for the approximate 450 meals will be provided by J&B Group, and prepared by the Villager Restaurant. Donations of the following are still needed: large buns, condiments, small bags of chips, apples and bananas, bars or cookies (individually wrapped),

bottles of water, fountain Pepsi, paper plates and plastic ware and volunteer workers for serving between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Donations of any amount would also be appreciated and will be listed on a sign at the event. The Chamber is also encouraging festival and event groups to set up a sign or booth on the grounds at no charge to promote their event. For more information on how to help, email the Chamber at pipecham@, or call (507) 825-3316.

Edward Jones News Release


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Edward Jones Named Firm of the Year by Money Management Institute Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry, according to Troy Budden and Chad Budden of the Pipestone Edward Jones offices. The award was presented at the Institute’s annual Gateway to Leadership Awards Dinner held recently in Chicago. The Money Management Institute is the national association for the managed investment solutions and the wealth management industry. This award recognizes the features and benefits of both of the firm’s advisory platforms. Edward Jones Advisory Solutions® is an asset allocation and advisory program that allows investors to select from research or custom models with an initial minimum investment of $50,000. The models use a combination of mutual funds, exchange traded funds and separately managed accounts in the construction of the portfolio and allow clients to delegate asset allocation, investment selection and portfolio rebalancing to Edward Jones.

We’re proud to announce the recipients of our 2012 Scholarship Program. First Bank & Trust, N.A. continues its commitment to furthering educational opportunities for our youth. Each of these students will receive a $1,000 scholarship in the fall of 2012. Ask us how to become eligible to be a scholarship recipient today! 101 NW 2ND STREET


This program now offers 62 fully discretionary research models, in addition to custom models, which allow investors to design a model to match their unique investment needs. With the program’s custom models, clients retain discretion over the investment selection from the list of funds available in the program. Pictured L to R: Mark Newhouse, Megan Krogman, Jacob Vermeer, Kayla Stout & Jesse Hinricher


Advisory Solutions has proved popular with Edward Jones clients. The program has grown to more than $75 billion in assets under management since its introduction in August 2008. Advisory Solutions now ranks as the country’s 4th largest mutual fund advisory program, according to MMI/Dover Research. In addition, Edward Jones offers a dual contract separately managed account program with more than $2 billion in assets under management.

Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall, Tuesday, June 19, 7-9 p.m. at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, 104 E. Main St. The talk, sponsored by Pipestone National Monument, is free to the public

Contrary Warrior: Author, activist, artist & political agitator By Debra Fitzgerald Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall, 82, chronicled his positive experience at the Pipestone Indian Boarding School in a book, “Pipestone: My life in an Indian boarding school,” published in 2010 by the University of Oklahoma Press. The book conveys Nordwall’s experiences at the school between 1935 when he entered the kindergarten class to 1945 when he graduated from eighth grade and moved on to Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kans. Now in its third printing, the book received the American Indian Library Association (AILA) award this year. The AILA is an affiliate of the American Library Association. The Native American activist, author and artist is probably most well known for his well documented political stunts: He kicked off the orchestration of the 19-month American Indian occupation of Alcatraz in 1969 by offering the federal government $24 in bead and red cloth for the island the government had declared surplus property; he visited both Italy and Sweden, where he “discovered” the land for American Indians; and during a visit with Pope Paul, “we refused to kiss each others’ rings,” Nordwall recalled, speaking by phone last week. “That always gets the biggest laugh when people watch that documentary,” he added. ‘That documentary’ is, “Contrary Warrior: The Life and Times of Adam Fortunate Eagle,” released in 2010. Directed by John Ferry and produced by Lillimar Pictures, the documentary has aired on over 200 PBS stations nationwide, as well as New Zealand, Canada and Australia. The list of Nordwall’s antics proceeds through eight decades of, “general political agitating with a big dose of satire,” as Nordwall has described his particular style of activism. Closer to home, Nordwall, the son of an Ojibwe mother and Swedish father, had a hand in the founding of The Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipe Makers and has been advocating the restoration of Winnewissa Falls at Pipestone National Monument by returning the waters to its natural course.

Summer lunch menu

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Free meals will be provided to all children 18 years and younger regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability and there will be no discrimination on the course of the meal service. Meals will be served at two locations: Southwest Park Shelter from 11 a.m.noon and Harmon Park from 12:15 p.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be no meal service on July 4. Breakfast will be served in the middle school/high school commons from 10-10:30 a.m., and at Brown Elementary from 8-8:30 a.m. with a morning snack at 10-10:20. *** Thursday, June 7: Walking taco, meat, cheese, fresh fixings, fruit choices, milk. Friday, June 8: Corn dogs, baked beans, choice of fruit, fresh vegetables, milk. Monday, June 11: Sloppy jo, corn on the cob, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday, June 12: Pizza pocket, vegetable, fruit, milk. Wednesday, June 13: Chicken sandwich, vegetable, fruit, milk. Thursday, June 14: Hot dogs on WW bun, baked beans, fruit, bread, milk. Friday, June 15: Super beef nacho, meat and cheese topping, fresh fixings, Spanish rice, fruit, milk.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The skinny on Short for state rep.

District Court

When Gene Short retired in 2009 as the director of the End-O-Line Park and Museum in Currie, it was far from the end of the line for him. The 69-year-old has thrown his hat in the ring for the state legislature, and his party, the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) party, embraced him during the May 12 endorsement convention as their candidate to run against incumbent Joe Schomacker (R-Luverne). Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 43-year age gap between Short and the 26-year-old Schomacker. But a man can meet a lot of people and accomplish much in that four-decade difference, according to Short, who sat down over lunch in early May at Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Koffee to talk about his candidacy with his campaign manager, Deb Nelson, assistant to the city administrator for the city of Pipestone, also in attendance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a few more miles on me than Joe does, but I can walk with the caucus in St. Paul through the hallways and know everybody there,â&#x20AC;? Short said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And it makes a difference.â&#x20AC;? The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; he referred to is the leadership that comes with his experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18 years and counting after 16 years as a Redwood County commissioner and now two years into his first term as a Currie City Council member. Though campaigns officially began when the candidacy filing period ended June 5, Short has been traveling District 22A since last October, attending caucus meetings in Nobles, Rock, Pipestone and Murray counties, and building his base while he awaited the official party endorsement and the official filing period. The issues that top his list are repayment of school funds, agriculture, rural development, renewable fuels, restoration of the Homestead Tax Credit and senior advocacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a real passion for taking care of our senior citizens and mak-

ing things a little easier for them,â&#x20AC;? he said. Shortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t limited to elected office. He served as President of the Association of Minnesota Counties, chairman of the Southwest Regional Development Commission in Slayton and served on the National Association of Counties Board of Directors, and as vice-chair of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy committee. Positions like these drew him routinely to St. Paul where he said he made the connections that would enable him to â&#x20AC;&#x153;get things done. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we need to do; get things done,â&#x20AC;? he said. One of those things would be to make sure the voice of rural Minnesota is heard in St. Paul. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As I sat on rural development committees and vice chaired rural development ag (committees) for the National Association of Counties, it made me aware of the need for representation from the rural areas in Minnesota,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are getting to be fewer and fewer outstate legislators just because of the population decline. We have to work a little harder to get our communities working together as a whole.â&#x20AC;? When he and wife, Marge, moved from Redwood County to the Lake Shetek area of Currie in Murray County in 2009, the definition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;out-stateâ&#x20AC;? hit home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of a sudden I feel like I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live in Minnesota anymore,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The TV we get is Sioux Falls. So last year for the elections, we watched Kristi Noem (South Dakota, U.S. Representative) and all that was happening there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the FCC to change the catchment area that we are in, thinking that we all shop in South Dakota, if we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that changed, then we need to go to South Dakota and get a satellite station in Pipestone or Slayton,â&#x20AC;? Short continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe we have to look at that aspect.â&#x20AC;? Though he and Marge may

drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toys, games and clothing, according to the complaint, with baggies of meth, a marijuana pipe and more childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toys and clothing in an upstairs bedroom. The deputy wrote in the investigative report that they found DeWitteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s child trying to eat apples off a tree outside. He hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen his mom in a few days, the investigative report alleged, and hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eaten anything that day, or much the previous day, and was hungry. The deputy found the living conditions to be in â&#x20AC;&#x153;very poorâ&#x20AC;? condition, with rotten and moldy food throughout the residence, including inside and on top of the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bed, according to the investigative report. DeWitte was arrested after deputies tracked her down at her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence. She was argumentative and appeared to be under the influence of meth, according to the report.

By Debra Fitzgerald

Holland woman charged with child-related meth crimes, possession

Gene Short seeks to unseat Schomacker to represent District 22A By Debra Fitzgerald

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Gene Short of Currie (above) is running on the DFL ticket for the District 22 A representative seat, currently held by incumbent Joe Schomacker (RLuverne). Pipestone Publishing/Debra Fitzgerald

have moved deeper into out-state Minnesota, redistricting was kind to his campaign geographically: He lives almost dead-center of District 22A now that most of Nobles County was removed from the district, all of Lincoln County was added, as well as eight townships of Lyon County. District 22A voters havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put a DFLer in the House since 2002 when Republican Doug Magnus, now District 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retiring Senator, took Ted Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat. Shortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s banking that a DFLer with a bipartisan approach can be elected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think once we get the message out there that we want to work with both sides of the aisle, maybe it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean you have to vote one ticket or the other,â&#x20AC;? Short said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re endeavoring to have people do: vote for the person.â&#x20AC;? Born in St. Paul, Short grew up on a farm in North Dakota graduating from Walhalla High School. He received an Associates Degree in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Sales and Engineering from the State School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. He spent the next 30 years in this profession working throughout the southern half of the state as well as the Twin Cities. At one time, he owned a small grocery store in Belview, Minn. Gene and Marge have six children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Megan Marie DeWitte, 24, of Holland, was charged with methamphetamine crimes related to children and for possessing methamphetamine in the fifth degree. Each of the two felony offenses carries a maximum sentence of fiveyears imprisonment and a fine of $10,000. According to the complaint filed June 1, deputies with the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force and the Pipestone County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office were allowed into DeWitteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence at 540 Sioux St. in Holland to search for Coty Allen Tellinghuisen, her boyfriend, who was wanted on outstanding warrants and for failure to register as a predatory offender, according to the deputyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report of the investigation. While executing Tellinghuisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he surrendered after first hiding in the attic, according to the deputyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report - they noticed drug paraphernalia and marijuana in the residence. The officers arrested Tellinghuisen then obtained a warrant to search the residence and found within the living room baggies and straws containing methamphetamine, along with chil-

The Pipestone County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office responded to and/or investigated the following calls last week. Thursday, May 31 -4:20 a.m. - The Pipestone Fire Department responded to a weed eater on fire in the 100 block

Bounced check yields gross misdemeanor charge Tricia Ann Versteeg, 37, of Pipestone was charged with issuing a dishonored check, a gross misdemeanor offense that carries a maximum sentence of one-year imprisonment and a fine of $3,000. According to the complaint filed April 24, Versteeg wrote a check for $447.72 to Cobornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Feb. 10 for an account that did not have sufficient funds. Notice of nonpayment of the check was sent to her on Feb. 29, according to the complaint.

Third-degree DWI for Lake Benton man Christopher Nicholas Plank, 31, of Lake Benton, was charged with third-degree driving while impaired, a gross misdemeanor offense that carries a maximum sentence of one-year imprisonment and a fine of $3,000. Plank was convicted of a previous, qual-

Law Enforcement Submitted by the Pipestone County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office

ified driving incident on Feb. 8, 2011. Plank was arrested after he failed a field sobriety test conducted by a Pipestone County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office deputy on May 13 around 12:44 a.m., according to the complaint filed May 14. Plank had been allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Second Ave. NW and Second St. NW in downtown Pipestone when the deputy decided to follow Plank in his vehicle. Plank was stopped in the 700 block of Fourth St. NW. Plank was also charged with misdemeanor offenses of violating a stop sign and having a brown beer bottle and a Bud Light beer can open in the vehicle.

Crashes, accidents, reports & fires

of Seventh St. in SW Pipestone. No injuries were reported. The Pipestone County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office was also on the scene. Saturday, June 2 -10:20 p.m. - Derek Ilse of Trosky was driving a 2003 Chevy Silverado north on 160th Ave. when he attempted to turn west on 16th St., lost control, entered the north

ditch in the 1500 block of 16th St. in Edgerton and overturned the vehicle onto its roof. Ilse sustained minor injuries; his three passengers were not injured in the crash. The Chevy was totaled. The Edgerton Fire Department and Edgerton Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Other calls: â&#x20AC;˘911 calls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; false 2, â&#x20AC;˘Agency assist 2, â&#x20AC;˘Alarms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; burglar 3, â&#x20AC;˘Ambulance calls 20, â&#x20AC;˘Animal complaint 5, â&#x20AC;˘ATV misc. 1, â&#x20AC;˘Bicycle calls 1, â&#x20AC;˘Burglary 3, â&#x20AC;˘Burn permit 12, â&#x20AC;˘Child abuse 2, â&#x20AC;˘Civil matter 4, â&#x20AC;˘Court order 4, â&#x20AC;˘Criminal damage 2, â&#x20AC;˘Criminal history 4, â&#x20AC;˘Death investigation 1, â&#x20AC;˘Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license violation 1, â&#x20AC;˘Domestic 3, â&#x20AC;˘Driving complaint 6, â&#x20AC;˘DWI 1, â&#x20AC;˘Escort misc. 5, â&#x20AC;˘Extra patrol 1, â&#x20AC;˘Financial assistance 1, â&#x20AC;˘Fire 2, â&#x20AC;˘Fraud 2, â&#x20AC;˘Harassment 2, â&#x20AC;˘Jailed 1, â&#x20AC;˘Alerts/info. 5, â&#x20AC;˘Internet crimes 1, â&#x20AC;˘Intoxicated person 1, â&#x20AC;˘Motorist assist 2, â&#x20AC;˘Narcotics 2, â&#x20AC;˘Noise complaint 2, â&#x20AC;˘Open bottle 1, â&#x20AC;˘Open door 1, â&#x20AC;˘Parking 4, â&#x20AC;˘Permit to carry 3, â&#x20AC;˘Permit to purchase 2, â&#x20AC;˘Predatory offender registration 1, â&#x20AC;˘Property found 3, â&#x20AC;˘Public assist 4, â&#x20AC;˘Search warrant 1, â&#x20AC;˘Security check 29, â&#x20AC;˘Speeding 1, â&#x20AC;˘Stolen vehicle 1, â&#x20AC;˘Suspicious activity 7, â&#x20AC;˘Theft 3, â&#x20AC;˘Traffic hazard 1, â&#x20AC;˘Transients 1, â&#x20AC;˘Transport 2, â&#x20AC;˘Warrant 3, â&#x20AC;˘Warrant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pipestone County 3, â&#x20AC;˘Welfare check 1, â&#x20AC;˘Worthless checks 1.

4-H Day Camp â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Welcome to the Jungle The Pipestone County Ambassadors invite all youth first â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fourth to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome to the Jungleâ&#x20AC;? Tuesday, July 17 at the Split Rock Creek State Park. Campers should bring: Sack lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, swimming gear. Cost is $8 for the first camper, $3 for other siblings. Morning activities include: Rainforest terrariums, rainforest sounds, rainforest snacks, rain sticks, rainforest frogs and lizards! Best of all there will be rainforest animals to learn about from 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 p.m. Afternoon activities include: A fun-noodle regatta (boat race), water Olympics, swimming (with life guard) and watermelon hunt. Pipestone County 4-H Day camp is brought to you by the Pipestone County 4-H Ambassadors, the University of Minnesota Extension and the support of the Pipestone County United Way. The Ludolph Bus Service bus leaves Harmon Park at 8:30 a.m. and returns approximately at 4:30 p.m. To register, please call your local Extension Office at 825-6715 by July 10.


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Newcomers mean brain gain

In comparison

Rural Minnesota lures middle-aged newcomers, Univ. of Minn. study of Census data shows Rural Minnesota continued to attract new residents aged 30-to-49 between 2000 and 2010, according to a new study of U.S. Census data from University of Minnesota Extension. The news that people are moving into rural areas may seem counterintuitive, especially when headlines and book titles proclaim a â&#x20AC;&#x153;brain drainâ&#x20AC;? and the supposed demise of rural America when 18- to 25-year-olds leave. But, according to Ben Winchester, University of Minnesota Extension rural sociologist and author of the study, the rural in-migration of 30-to 49-yearolds who bring with them educational achievements and established earning power creates a â&#x20AC;&#x153;brain gainâ&#x20AC;? for these rural areas. The notion builds on research he first published

in 2009, examining 1990 and 2000 Census data. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the rule that young people move to pursue educational and career goals, not the exception,â&#x20AC;? said Winchester. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of labeling that loss as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;doom and gloomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for rural, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve examined the population trends more deeply. Acknowledging the brain gain allows rural places to focus on their strengths and opportunities, which is the work of any community striving for a brighter future.â&#x20AC;? In the new report,â&#x20AC;&#x153;Continuing the Trend: The Brain Gain of the Newcomers,â&#x20AC;? Winchester updates Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population shifts as captured by the 2010 Census and provides an examination of the trend at the national level. One new finding reveals that Greater Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s micropolitan counties, or those with core

urban populations of 10,000 to 49,999, are taking on metropolitan profilesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with middleaged Minnesotans leaving for less densely-populated areas. The pattern is most prevalent in the southwest part of the state, around cities such as Willmar (Kandiyohi County), Marshall (Lyon County) and Mankato (Blue Earth County), according to Winchester. The new study also shows that a brain gain has continued in the 30-49 age group across the rural Midwest, but at a slower pace than was found from 1990 to 2000. External forces such as housing debt and the Great Recession slowed overall migration rates, according to Winchester. The Brookings Institution reports that in 20072008, the U. S. migration rate was found to be the lowest since World War II.


Beginning JUNE 11TH @ the Ewert Rec Center

This graph shows how area schools fared on the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Multiple Measurement Rating system. The MMR system replaces the No Child Left Behind requirement that all schools must achieve 100 percent proficiency on state tests by 2014. The new system measures school performance based on proficiency, growth, on-time graduation rate and progress toward closing the achievement gap. Graph created by Mark Thode/Information compiled by Kyle Kuphal

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Mr. & Mrs. Cal Hoekstra Celebrating 50 Ye June 8, 1962 ~ June 8, 2012


(Residents of Egan,S.D. Jerry had AAA surgery in November)

Please join the family of Cal & Pat Hoekstra, as we honor the couple on their 50th wedding anniversary. Together they have enjoyed a special love, built a beauĆ&#x;ful marriage and raised a wonderful family. We invite you to celebrate this special day with them by sending a card or note to simply express your good wishes. A family celebraĆ&#x;on and vacaĆ&#x;on will take place later in July.

Saturday June 16th, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the Moody County Extension OfďŹ ce 500 W 1st Ave in Flandreau INDIAN TACOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S!





RafďŹ&#x201A;e: 50â&#x20AC;? Phillips LCD TV GreeĆ&#x;ngs may be sent to: Cal & Pat Hoekstra 4709 S. Dunlap Avenue Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57106

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Calgary Stampede â&#x2C6;&#x2019; July 10-18 The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth including the Chuck Wagon Races and Rodeo. Black Hills â&#x2C6;&#x2019; July 16-20 It is time to Experience the Black Hills again, and let us do the driving. Kansas City â&#x2C6;&#x2019; August 2-5 KC BBQ, Harley Davidson and Boulevard Brewery - What could be better!! Folklorama â&#x2C6;&#x2019; August 10-13 Witness a cultural festival like no other, food entertainment & crafts.

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Recent Extension research on 30- to 49-year-olds shows they are choosing rural areas for a higher quality of life, specifically citing a slower pace, the low cost of housing, and safety and security. A study of 99 newcomer households in west central Minnesota showed that the average newcomer household contributed $92,000 in economic activity to the region in 2009 and 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In rural areas, little changes make a big difference,â&#x20AC;? Winchester said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And these numbers certainly change the story.â&#x20AC;? To access the study (in PDF format), visit www.extension. To learn more about the brain gain in rural Minnesota, visit www.






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Where: Main & 2nd Street Time: Parade starts at 6:30 PM (Line Up at 6:25 PM)

Route: Starts on Main & 2nd Ave and proceeds East to Hiawatha; turn around at Main & Hiawatha and proceed West back to 2nd Ave for another loop around block Registration Fee: FREE; Pre-registration is encouraged by Noon on day of parade at the Pipestone Chamber OfďŹ ce. **AWARDS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS!** Sponsored by: Pipestone Kiwanis

*'22*#+0+'11 52#02-5#0$#12'4*.%#,2 Who: Pipestone County Boys & Girls; Ages 4-7 Where: Main Street Time: 7:00 PM (Participants should arrive in front of Health Seekers by 6:50)

Registration Fee: $15.00; Contestants must pre-register by Friday, June 15th at the Pipestone Chamber OfďŹ ce. Prizes: Winners receive a crown, sash and a bike courtesy of Pipestone Active Living and Michelle Nelson State Farm Insurance Parade: Little Mr & Miss Watertower Festival will ride in the Watertower Festival Parade. **GOODIE BAG FOR ALL CONTESTANTS**

For more info contact: Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce 507-825-3316. PAS Band Parents Hamburger Supper 5:00-7:00pm at Vetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park on Main Ave.

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Kids Night

Justin Hulstein & Brandie Pantekoek are tying the knot!

Friday, June 8 7:30pm Game Time FREE Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s T-Shirts to the First 25 Kids

Saturday, June 9 Reception at the Country Club from 9 pm-1 am

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Countryside / Commerce Improving yields through new techniques, hybrids Research, knowledge plot begins second year at location east of Pipestone By Mavis Fodness

ing up a portion of the 600 acres he and his wife, Vonda, farm because the knowledge gained from growing crops on familiar soils and farming practices have gone a long way in improving his yield production. Vander Top said when he began farming in 1990, the average corn yield was 120 bushels per acre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And that was huge back then,â&#x20AC;? he said. Twenty years of corn technology later, the average acre yields 200 bushels, he said, adding the increase has not been as dramatic in soybeans, increasing from an average of 40 in 1990 to about 50 bushels per acre today. According to Glen Davis, president of Legend Seeds in DeSmet, S.D., there are 16 knowledge plots around the region, primarily in South Dakota and Minnesota. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only way we can be successful is for our customers to be successful,â&#x20AC;? Davis said. He said the knowledge plots showcase various hybrids, such as those with seed coatings, in various planting populations or at different soil depths. Two meetings are conducted during the year, Davis said. Last year, Vander Top hosted events in June and August. At harvest time, the company publishes the yield results for examination by producers, he said. While the knowledge plots examine corn and soybean hybrids available for purchase, Davis said the research plot is for the development of future corn hybrids. He said, the best way to do research is alongside existing crops.

Pipestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cheney Vander Top is happy with the change in weather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sunshine this week should kick everything up a little bit,â&#x20AC;? he said. For the past month, area fields much like Vander Topâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, have undergone a barrage of weather elements. He said the most devastating one was the 4.5 inches of hard rain in mid-May. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It definitely slowed things down,â&#x20AC;? he said. High winds, cooler temperatures and more rain were daily occurrences through the end of May. So far, the early June weather has been sunny and humid, much more conducive to growing crops, he said. The same weather variations occurred on the 12 acres Vander Top has given up from his farm operation along state Highway 30. This is the second year he has hosted knowledge and research plots for Legend Seeds. He said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind giv-

Auction Calendar SUNDAY, June 10, 11 a.m., Pipestone, Minn. Consignments. Pickup, household, collectibles, misc. Bellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auction Service.

TUESDAY, June 12, 7 p.m., Pipestone, Minn. Bill & Terry Carson, owners. Acreage/land. Chuck Sutton Auction Service.

FRIDAY, June 15, 4 p.m., Flandreau, S.D. Dave & Judy Pulscher, owners. Personal property. Chuck Sutton Auction Service.

SUNDAY, June 17, 1 p.m.,

Mike Knight, Legend Seeds agronomist and researcher, manually places small boxes of seed corn in the research planter May 10 as he finishes the 480 varieties he began planting April 28. He said he had to return after rain showers came through the research plot east of Pipestone in late April. Pipestone Publishing/Mavis Fodness

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has to mimic the exact field conditions,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Knight, Legend Seeds researcher and agronomist. While Vander Top was planting, Knight was planting the 480 corn varieties on less than an acre of Vander Topâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s land on April 28. Due to the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rains, he finished planting May 10. More than a week ago, the Spencer, Iowa-based researcher traveled to the Pipestone research plot to view its progress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very stressed,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough for plants to produce without heat.â&#x20AC;? But cool and wet conditions are

typical Midwest spring weather conditions, said Knight, who has worked in corn research for 30 years, the last eight with Legend Seeds. He said he only expects about 15 percent of what he planted this year to make it another year in testing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about four years away from being commercialized,â&#x20AC;? he said. Knight said testing a hybrid more than once before offering it to producers eliminates flukes that may occur in the test plot. He said his one-acre plots located in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota receive the same fertilizer and weed treatments as the

producerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire field. He said some of his research plots have produced upwards of 370-bushels, but if the producer cannot replicate the same results throughout an entire field, his research doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help the producer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not an inch of ground in the Midwest is the same,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way economics have been the last few years, a product still has to produce yield in different conditions.â&#x20AC;? Using a rating scale from one to five, with one being the best, Knight said he rates varieties at different growing stages. He said his scale is very critical.


Lake Shetek, Minn. 4.3 acres w/740 ft. shoreline. Dale Pavlis Auction Service.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a very good chance Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never see a (one rating),â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someplace along its development, it will fail.â&#x20AC;? Knight said ratings of two or three are good indicators that a corn variety can still yield in certain areas and he will test these varieties again next year in the same plot as well as in the other plots located in the five states. Varieties that receive consistent ratings of four or five wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be tested again, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot has changed in five years,â&#x20AC;? Knight said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to keep giving farmers knowledge and products that keep them profitable.â&#x20AC;?

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MONDAY, June 18, 10 a.m., Ihlen/Pipestone, Minn. Wayne & Marlys Beatty Trust, owners. Land. Dean Stoltenberg Auction Service.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a pig-and-a-half to a two-pig drop in total born,â&#x20AC;? Bobb said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem like much but when you put that over a large number of sows, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s significant.â&#x20AC;? Though Dr. Bobb said he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say exactly how many sows were involved, he said the event affected 37 different farms.

THURSDAY, June 21, 5:30 p.m., Holland, Minn. Dorothy (Van Dyke) Roemeling, owner. Real estate, auto, household. Mike Carpenter Auction Service.

FRIDAY, June 22, 10 a.m., Pipestone, Minn. PAB Real Estate, LLC, owners. Hog facilities. Dean Stoltenberg Auction Service.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sow barns are owned by different people than the boars,â&#x20AC;? Bobb said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So the people with a 3,000sow barn, one pig-and-a-half less being born â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s significant.â&#x20AC;? After the drop in total born, PRRS (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome) broke out about three weeks ago in PAB II. The virus â&#x20AC;&#x153;was the straw that broke the camelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back,â&#x20AC;? Bobb said. Founded in 1993, the PAB boar

stud farms were the largest PIC studs operating in the country. PIC, an England-based, 40-yearold subsidiary of biotechnology company Genus plc., provides pig breeding stock and technical support for maximizing genetic potential to commercial pork producers, according to its website. With PABâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18 years of work essentially dismantled over the last eight weeks, researchers and swine

THURSDAY, June 28, 6 p.m., Summit Lake, Minn. SW MN Lake Access Lot. Dale Pavlis Auction Service.

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experts from around the world are trying to help PAB identify the event that caused the simultaneous production failure at multiple sites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not happened before to anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knowledge,â&#x20AC;? Bobb said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just wish â&#x20AC;&#x201C; everybody keeps waiting, hoping that we can get a really clear answer. Here we are eight weeks later and we still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know for sure what caused the drop.â&#x20AC;? The search for a cause is working in tandem with efforts to save the only remaining barn: PAB III, which has close to 500 boars. If recovery occurs at that site, the cause of the failure at the other sites may appear

to be due to a feed â&#x20AC;&#x153;insultâ&#x20AC;? event due to mold and/or mycotoxins. If no recovery is identified in the near future, the cause of the production losses may never be specifically identified or confirmed. At this point, Dr. Bobb said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re optimistic about saving PAB III and retaining those employees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The employees are wonderful and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do everything possible to save that last barn and maintain that and keep it going,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All efforts are going toward that.â&#x20AC;?

SATURDAY, June 30, 10 a.m., Pipestone, Minn. The Farmer Brothers, owners. Collector vehicles & antique tractors. Van Der Brink Auction Service.

Rural Health Cooperative forum




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CUBCADET.COM Pipestone Area Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; students of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Exploring Ag and Natural Resourcesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class (above) taught by ag instructor Chad Williamson, seed red prosso millet onto the newly dug food plot north of the school on May 29. Williamson said the millet will be used by next school yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wildlife and Fisheries class. Pipestone city employees and school custodial staff helped the students prepare the plot. Contributed Photo

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The Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative and Medi-Sota invite all rural healthcare advocates to attend and participate in a forum discussing important rural healthcare issues. The forum will be held at Prairieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls on Tuesday, June 12 at 1 p.m. Please register with MRHC by contacting Gail Gregoire at 507423-5300/1-877-481-6251 or at There is a $35 registration fee to help defray the costs. The event will commence with a keynote address from Brad Finstad, executive director of the Center for

Rural Policy and Development on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Changing Demographics: Impact on Rural Health Care & Delivery Models.â&#x20AC;? The keynote will be followed by breakout sessions addressing Healthcare Homes, Meaningful Use, Home and Community Based Services, Mandated Reporting, and Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rural Health Plan with panelists and presenters from Minnesota Department of Health, Officer of Rural Health & Primary Care, Stratis Health, Insurance Providers, Area County and Social Service Agencies, Minnesota Advocacy Groups, and Healthcare Professionals.



FFA Chapter softball season begins


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The Pipestone Area FFA Chapter will begin its softball season June 4 at the Harmon Park baseball field.

The games begin at 7 p.m. and will be conducted each Monday in June through July 9. All current and alum-

ni members should bring a glove.


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Friends & Family New Faces

Engaged The Saturday, May 19 annual Horse Ride-a-Thon, a fundraiser for New Life Treatment Center, drew approximately 85 riders on horses or in wagons who left the Pipestone County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. The event raised over $6,000, with contributions still coming in. The funds have been designated to purchase new furnishings in the men’s residential unit. Trophies were awarded for the three parties who raised the most in contributions. First place went to Isaiah De Ruyter and family of Ruthton; Second place went to Leroy Gorter of Pipestone; and Third place went to Dick Woelber of Valley Springs, SD. This year’s ride was the 33rd. New Life is also celebrating 35 years of service to clients in 2012. Photo contributed by Rex Tollefson

People A look at students, former and current residents Locals named to dean’s list

Austin Kruisselbrink and Allison Stevens

Roy and Julie Stevens, Pipestone, announce the engagement of their Johnson, Ellendale, Byron and Jackie daughter, Allison Rae Stevens, to Whaler, Olivet, S.D., Michael and Austin Willys Kruisselbrink, son of Brad Kruisselbrink, Woodstock and Kathy Erickson, Marshall. Great-grandparents are David Lisa Kelley, Pipestone. Allison is a 2005 graduate of Lowery, Eugene, Ore., Shirley Wathen, Pipestone and Gordon and Pipestone Area Schools and a 2009 graduate of South Dakota State Carol Erickson, also of Pipestone. University. She received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of South Dakota

Kaitlynn Jo Johnson

Matt and Tracy Jo (Erickson) Johnson, New Richland, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kaitlynn Jo on May 14, 2012. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are David and Judy

in 2011. She is currently employed at Tyler Health Care Center. Austin is a 2005 graduate of Edgerton High School and a 2007 graduate of Ridge Water College Farm Management. He is currently farming with K-Brinkview Farms, Woodstock. The couple is planning a July 14, 2012 wedding at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone.

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Brian Westerbur, Ihlen, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College. Briana Zeinstra, Holland, Ashley Raschke, Katelyn Templin and Joel Martens, all of Pipestone were named to the dean’s list at the University of Sioux Falls for the 2012 spring semester. Katie Brockberg, Pipestone, was named to the 2012 spring semester dean’s list at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D. She is the daughter of Dave and Laura Brockberg. The following were named to the Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, dean’s list. They are Scott Sterud, and Taylor Swenson, both of Pipestone, Carlson Johnson, Jasper, and David VanderZiel, Hardwick, all receiving high honors (3.8-4.0 gpa). Those receiving honors (3.5-3.79 gpa) were Chelsey Evans, Jasper, Heather Evans, Stephanie Rudie, and Lindsey Wolff, all of Pipestone and Chelsey Javner and Christy VanDyke, both of Hardwick.

biology and a minor in chemistry. Amy Jo Keller, Pipestone, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in education from Valley City State University. Lauren Jones Kaufman graduated from the University of South Dakota Law School on May 5 with high honors. Kaufman, a 2005 Pipestone High School graduate, is the daughter of Bronwyn and Jeff Jones. She will be employed as a law clerk for the Third Judicial District in Madison, S.D.

Local college graduates Brian Westerbur, Ihlen, graduated cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in classics, history. Kalli Hess, daughter of Duane and Janelle Hess, Pipestone, graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead This cornfield about one mile west of the Playmor curve was turned into a swimon Sunday, May 6 with a major in

Dave Meulebroeck presents (above) the Barney and Ethel Griebel Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 to Jesse Hinricher. It was the largest scholarship presented during the PAS Senior Recognition Program.

ming pool after the rainy May 26-27 weekend – not good for the farmer, but it worked just fine for this water-loving lab. Contributed photo

Cornfields weren’t the only landscape features under water after the rains the weekend of May 26-27: Good Sam contributed this photo taken on Saturday, May 26, showing one half of their parking lot completely under water. Contributed photo/Bev Veltkamp The Holland Community Vacation Bible School, “Sky – where everything is possible with God,” is sponsored by the Holland Presbyterian and Christian Reformed Churches. Seventy-one children age four through sixth grade attended VBS Sunday afternoon with 13 youth assisting as crew leaders. Each day started with a Fly Away Send-off where the kids learned a new Bible verse and Bible truth with the theme, “Trust God!” At Wild Blue Bible Adventures, the Bible story was enacted with props and costumes. At Chadder’s Sky-High Movie, the kids learned to apply the Bible Point to real life. Fun new songs were sung at Up & Away Sing & Play. The Imagination Station was a stop filled with creativity and discovery. Sunday, the kids made huge bubbles. The kids got re-fueled at the Sky-Dive Diner and had fun at All-Star Games! At the end of the day we all came in for a Smooth Landing with a review of our Bible truth, Memory Verse and favorite song. VBS continued Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to noon and will conclude with a program Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend a community picnic at the Holland Park (under the watertower) from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. You don’t have to have children in VBS to come for the picnic and stay for the program! Contributed photo

Marriage Licenses Barry Dean Alderson and Katelyne Marie Christensen. Austin Willys Kruisselbrink and Allison Rae Stevens.

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Ms. Ann Miller’s sixth grade physical education class did a community service project in the spring at the Pipestone KOA campground miniature golf course. After cleaning the course, the students were able to play the 18-hole course. Contributed photo


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BULLETIN BOARD Senior Citizens Activities by Cindy Klumper Trip to New Ulm We have a new trip planned for all of you who like polka music and love to dance. Bavarian Blast is a celebration held in New Ulm. We are planning to go there on Friday, July 20. Along with plenty of time to enjoy the music and dancing at Bavarian Blast with food vendors and a craft fair, we will have a tour of the Schell – Grain Belt Brewing Co. with time to stroll the property and gardens. We will be stopping at the Orchid Inn in Sleepy Eye on our way home for a wonderful buffet supper. An entire day of fun and good food for only $45 per person. Call the Pipestone Senior Center at 825-3252 to reserve your spot with us.

Pipestone Center that you might enjoy. We have a group of hand ‘n foot card players who get together on the first, second, and third Tuesdays of each month. Card playing starts at 1 p.m.

Exercise Class Exercise classes are held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. Come down and join us. The first class is free, so you can give it a try, after that the cost is only $4 per class. Punch cards can be purchased at the center.

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Rally Day in Ruthton at Peace Lutheran Church On Sunday, June 10, Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton will be hold a special Rally Day at the Ruthton Community Center at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to come and hear Chris and Emily who are about to embark on the adventure of their lives. Before they were married, they felt God asking them to go to the least-reached people in the world in South Asia. Over the last few years, they have been preparing with the World Mission Prayer League and are getting ready to hop on a plane with their two small boys this summer.

Chris and Emily will share a bit about their call, the process of preparation, and God’s heart for the people of South Asia. Feel your own faith strengthened as you are challenged to be Jesus’ hands and feet here in this community and to the ends of the earth. Following the 10:30 service there will be a potluck dinner and then at 1 p.m. Chris and Emily will give their main presentation. The young people are especially encouraged to attend to hear how God calls His ambassadors.

Whether you are an accomplished musician or a beginner that doesn’t know one note of music, we invite you to join the Mellow Notes organ class at the Pipestone Senior Center on alternate Fridays. Judy Nissen is Bingo Party Prayer Connections group will get together Monday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. The next Bingo party at the our instructor and the organ lessons Pipestone Center will be Wednesday, are free. The lessons are easy on at the Pizza Ranch in Pipestone. Prayer Connections participants are encouraged and challenged through June 13. Bingo playing starts at 1:30 our Lowry organ and you will have p.m. Everyone is welcome for an a great time with our organ group. inspirational thoughts in a comfortable setting. They pray silently or audibly afternoon of fun. A potluck lunch is The next meeting date for the organ for the nation, families, local groups and the national organization. For more information call Jan at 825-4161. group is Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Call served. 825-3252 for more information. County Card Party The Centers Our next county card party will Jasper — Open Tuesday-Friday. be held at the Ihlen Senior Center on July 3 – Meeting and potluck. June 26 starting at 1:30 p.m. Pinochle Ihlen – Eden — Monday activiand Hand ‘n Foot are our most popular games played. Lunch is served. ties begin at 1 p.m. and business Senior Dining in Pipestone is open on weekdays for the noon meal. This is a free event and everyone is meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. Call 562-5697 for reservations, ideally by noon. Volunteer drivers and June 7 – Meeting. welcome. helpers are always needed, if you can help for one day a month for Holland — Open every day Dances approximately a half-hour or three-fourths of an hour call senior dinOur next dance will be on except Tuesday for cards and pool. ing, 825-5697. June 11 – Meeting and potluck. Thursday, June 21 from 7-10:30 p.m. ********** Edgerton — Open every day Dances are held at the Pipestone Thursday, June 7 – Herbed baked chicken, mashed potatoes with American Legion. Howard and Sonja except Sunday. Singles meet on third gravy, buttered beets, herb biscuit, applesauce, coffee, milk. Hansen will be performing country Thursday. Friday, June 8 – Beef tips with mushrooms, buttered noodles, spinJune 12 – Meeting and potluck. and old time music for your dancing ach bake, croissant roll, pear a la cream, coffee, milk. Pipestone — Senior Dining – pleasure. A potluck lunch is served about 8:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per Open Monday-Friday – serving at person. These dances are for people 11:45 a.m. ph. 562-5697. Call Senior of all ages and everyone is welcome. Center at 825-3252 for list of activities and times. Quilting Monday. Hand and Foot Card Players We have a get together at the Pool and Pinochle every afternoon.

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Holland News by Rosie McGinty Vacation Bible School hosted by the Holland Presbyterian and Holland Christian Reformed Churches for children preschool age 4 through 6th grade had a good turnout when it began at 9 a.m. Monday morning. There will be a free community picnic at the Holland Park on Thursday, June 7 from 5-6:15 p.m. with the children’s VBS Finale program at the Presbyterian following at 6:30 p.m. Thursday morning of last week I visited with Irma Dreckman and Eileen Biever at Good Sam. Later that afternoon Fran Wittfoth and myself stopped at Falls Landing to spend time with Dorothy Roemeling. She seems to have adjusted to her new home. On the way out of the building I stopped to see Clara Hinz and she welcomed me and was so happy to have a hug. A dear friend of Marie Zeinstra who has been in the area spending time with family and friends is Hilda Gorter from Arizona. She was an overnight guest of Marie on Thursday so joined us for coffee Friday morning at the center.

Hospital News Visiting hours at the Pipestone County Medical Center are 1-8:30 p.m. daily. Pipestone County Medical Center had a total of 7 admissions, 15 dismissals and 1,072 outpatients for the week of May 29-June 4.

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I have been busy attending the open house held for recent high school graduates. On Saturday, May 27, following commencement exercises at Pipestone Area Schools, I congratulated David Waters at the home of his parents, Sheila and Randall Stevens at Pipestone. This past Saturday Angie DeWitte and I were at Rushmore for the reception held in honor of Claire McGinty Bents at the home of her parents Dwayne and Colleen. Claire graduated from Worthington High School on May 18. Later in the day we stopped at Slayton for the open house held in honor of Dean Kalos at the home of his grandparents, Bob and Marilyn Udstuen. As for the future plans of the above graduates – David will be joining the U.S. Navy in September, Claire will be attending St. Olaf College at Northfield and Dean was still undecided as to whether he was going on to school or working. Dorothy LaBrune had the pleasure of holding her and Don’s 19th greatgrandchild on Sunday, June 3, shortly after he made his appearance at Avera Pipestone Medical Center. The little boy will be named Benjamin after his great-great-grandfather Ben LaBrune, whom I knew and remember. Proud parents are Adam and Gretchen LaBrune of Flandreau. Little Ben at nine pounds has two sisters, Autumn and Summer, waiting for him at home. Grandparents are Tom and Marilyn Schomaker of Osage, Wyo., and Tim and Joyce LaBrune.

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125 YEARS AGO June 3, 1887 The Bicycle Club took a spin to Woodstock and back Wednesday evening. They left here at 6:40 o’clock and arrived home at 9:20, having been gone just two hours and 40 minutes, while their actual riding time was two hours and ten minutes. Distance 24 miles. *** F.F. Coburn, the new milkman, has just put a covering over his milk wagon which makes his daily morning and evening rounds a little cooler.

by Lorraine Draper

At a recent meeting of the city council, that body voted to appropriate the sum of $200 for band uniforms, provided the balance of the required amount was raised through other channels and the total amount needed is estimated at $750. Officials of several local groups met Tuesday evening, and elected Monsg. Jos. Mangan as chairman of the uniform fund. It was decided to ask the people of Pipestone to make voluntary contributions to the fund, the project being one in which civic pride is at issue.



June 4, 1912 Next week will occur the annual commencement at the Pipestone Indian Training School, when a class of nine students will receive diplomas. *** There were a whole lot of surprised people in Marshall on Sunday, when the much vaunted ball team of that place, composed of salaried players, went down to defeat before the team from Pipestone. Most surprised of all were the Marshall players who, from all indications, had confidently expected the Pipestone aggregation to prove easy victims. It is doubtful if the Marshallites have fully recovered from their surprise yet *** The fourth annual graduation exercises of the Pipestone County Schools are announced to be held at the high school building in this city on Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 1912 at 2:30 o’clock and the public is invited to attend. The graduating class is composed of 22 students, from 13 of the school districts in the county.

June 4, 1962 Diplomas and handshakes were received by 114 Pipestone high school seniors from Dr. R.J. Kotval, chairman of the Board of Education at Commencement exercises held Friday evening in the high school gym. Friends, relatives and interested onlookers filled bleachers and balconies to the rafters and some found standing room only.

75 YEARS AGO June 1, 1937 George’s Bar on North Hiawatha Avenue changed hands on Monday, when George Boyer sold the establishment to Hugo Van’t Hof of Edgerton. The latter will move his family here as soon as school is closed. Mr. Boyer plans to return to Round Lake. *** An invitation to the music lovers of Pipestone to contribute to a fund to be used to outfit the Pipestone City Band, is extended by officials of local civic organizations.

25 YEARS AGO June 4, 1987 Pipestone’s Eagle Cafe closed its doors Friday. The café, a favorite coffee spot for the downtown business people had been operated by Mr. and Mrs. Stan Bodewitz for the past 21 months. He had reopened the café in August of 1985. Bodewitz said he will now manage the Mayfair Café on East Highway 30 starting June 8. He will also continue to take his lunch wagon to the Bayliner Marine plants twice daily at noon and 7 p.m. The food for Bayliner employees will now be prepared at the Mayfair. *** For the third straight year, Barry Hutchinson and Kris Kluis will be going to the State Tennis Tournament. That was decided Thursday at Blue Earth as the Arrow duo rebounded from an early loss to take second. *** Coach Bob Nangle will have a vanload of competitors in the state track meet this weekend in Osseo. In fact the 10 Pipestone high school athletes making the trip make up the largest PHS delegation in history.

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Woodstock News by Annetta Legler What is so rare as a day in June, if ever come perfect day! And we were blessed over the weekend with such a perfect June Day... Thank You God! The weather was great for the outdoor wedding, that took place at Ed and Kathy O’Hearn’s Saturday June 2, uniting Kelsie Burmeister and Jesse Bleyenberg in Holy Matrimony. The serene setting and ceremony were witnessed by 225 guests. A reception and dance was held later that evening at the same place. Congratulations to the couple! Family members present for the Bleyenberg wedding included Ron and Twyla Karow, Hackensac, Lori Maas, Craig and Karen O’Hearn, Medford, and Mary Schmidt and friend, Lake Park, Iowa. Neighbors and friends gathered at the Darrel Drisbow, home Sunday afternoon to congratulate Darla on her graduation from PAS. Wishing Darla much success in her future! Randy and Nancy Janssen returned home Friday from Cambridge, Md. They visited with their daughter Tracy and her family, and attended the graduation ceremony of their granddaughter Breana Van Nieuwenhuyzen, from Countryside Christian School in Cambridge. Grandparents Rose and Rollie VanNiewenhuyzen made the trip also. Surprise guests were Gary and Mary VanderTop, as they came unannounced for the ceremony. Alyssa Veldhuizen and Mathias Pembercon were wed at a beautiful outdoor wedding on Saturday, June 2, at the Hazelton farm near Ihlen. Grandparents Bill and Audrey Veldhuizen came from Stephensville, Texas to attend the affair. Stuart Veldhuizen family also from Texas and his family made the long trip for a visit with his family. Bernice Doornbos’ dinner guests Sunday were Elmer and Marie Veldhuizen, Mavis Kruisselbrink and Bill and Audrey Veldhuizen. Wednesday morning Sophie and Jerold Schoolmeester, Emma Jasper, Bernice Doornbos, Arnie and Esther Veldhuizen and myself attended the funeral service for our cousin Eva Veldhuizen held at Reformed Church in Slayton. Eva was 86 years old. At the time of her birth in 1926, she weighed one pound four ounces! Can you imagine how tiny that is? How did she survive? Born at home with a twin sister, who passed away shortly after. She was kept in a shoebox, kept warm from the heat of the

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cook stove oven! A miracle indeed! Eva never did grow very tall, maybe five feet, but had a smile as broad as she was tall! She and I had been friends for many years! The Elmer and Alfred Folkert families picnicked in Pipestone on Memorial Day. This tradition has been going on for over 40 years. Alfred’s family consisted of four girls who mostly live in the Lake Benton area. WHERE ARE THEY NOW—Elmer and Alma Folkerts Elmer and Alma lived three miles west of Woodstock for many years raising their three daughters and one son. Daughter Carol and Duane Laubach live in Worthington. Their daughter Emily Thompson lives in Marshall. Sara and Tom Endres live in Balaton. Duane and Carol are blessed with four grandchildren Nathan, Ellie and Gracelyn Thompson and Brady Thomas Endres. Daughter Sharon and Gene Severeid reside in Lake Wilson, have two daughters Amy and Ann. Amy is married to Chad Doedon, live by Slayton, while Ann and Brett Hegstad live in Slayton. The Severeids five grandchildren include Ashley, Collyn and Alani Doedon and Bryan and Quinten Hegstad. Ardis Folkerts Brands is the third child born to Elmer and Alma Folkerts. She is married to Everett Brands originally from Jasper. They are the parents of two sons. Scott, wife Jennifer and daughter Skye, age 4. They reside in Brooklyn, Center, Ryan, wife Elizabeth and sons Tyler, 18 (who after high school graduation joined the army and is stationed in Fort Jackson, S.C.), Gabriel, age 14 and Elijah born January 7, 2012. Elijah was adopted as a newborn coming from Detroit, Mich. They reside in Hutchinson, Ardis and Everett live in Glencoe. Doug Folkerts married Marilyn Beckering from Edgerton, and farm five miles east of Pipestone along Highway 30. Their three daughters, Kelly, Krista and Kim are all married and living elsewhere. Krista and Richard Colvins live in Rhoadsville, Va., Kelly and Nick Bennett, also live in Virginia. Kim and Andy Holton live in Moorhead, Doug and Marilyn’s three grandchildren are Ian, Caleb and Riley Bennett. Thanks for sharing Sharon!! QUOTE: Don’t worry about how many friends you can count, but whether you’re a friend others can count on!

Weather By Mark Anthony, KSAX-TV Chief Meteorologist We are now firmly into the month of June and temperatures will be very summer-like for the rest of the week and into the weekend. We should see lots of upper 70s and low to mid 80s for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Average high temperatures are now “usually” in the low to mid 70s across most of the area. We will experience above-normal temperatures at least through Sunday. The 30-Day Outlook for the month of June calls for “equal chances” for either above or below normal temperatures and equal chances for precipitation. In other words, there is no real indication for a surge of warm air that will stay with us for the next several weeks. Areas to our south do have solid computer models that back-up that part of the U.S. to have above normal temperatures. The month of June has started-off to be above normal in temperatures as they were during the month of May. We were four degrees above average during the month of May at St. Cloud and many other reported stations.

In addition, the Spring of 2012 is the “warmest Spring on record over central and southern Minnesota and is in the top five warmest over northern Minnesota.” Meteorological Spring (MarchMay) will finish with “an estimate of 54.0 degrees at the Twin Cities International Airport.” This will make it the “warmest spring on record since modern record keeping began in 1873.” Our warm weather will continue over this upcoming weekend! Have a great weekend and try to stay cool! Weather history: On this date in 1864 light frost was reported across parts of Minnesota as a cod air mass moved over the state of Minnesota. Weather fact: Frost definition: A deposit of “small white ice crystals formed on the ground or other surfaces when the temperature falls below freezing.” Moorhead…Low 61…High…82 Duluth…Low 49…High…70 Pipestone…Low 58…High…79 Twin Cities…Low 61…High…80 Rochester…Low 56…High…80 Marshall…Low 58…High…81 Mark, the chief meteorologist at KSAX-TV, lives with wife, Tracey, in Alexandria.


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9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church Service (Jasper). 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Assembly of God Church Service.

Thursday, June 7 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church Service. 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church Service. 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Christ the King Church Service.

Friday, June 8 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Peace United Methodist Church Service.

Saturday, June 9 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. Land of Lakes Choir Boys (Performing Arts Center). 1:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Minnesota West College Class of 2012. 3:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. Land of Lakes Choir Boys (Performing Arts Center).

Sunday, June 10 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. PAS 2012 Varsity Softball vs. St. James – Sub section. 1:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Minnesota West College Class of 2012. 3:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. Land of Lakes Choir Boys (Performing Arts Center).

Monday, June 11

Alcoholic Anonymous of Samaritan Sisters meet Fri., June Pipestone meets Wednesday (Regular 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Kelly’s Koffee. Jn7-14 meeting), Friday (Step meeting) at 8 p.m. at Pipestone City Hall, 119 MS Support Group meets Thurs., Second Ave. S.W. For further inforJune 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Rock County mation call Lance P., 507-562-0351. Ja23tf Human Services Bldg, Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends Al-Anon/Alateen meets weekly are invited. For more info., 507-2832069, 283-2964. Jn7-21 every Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at ATLAS For Life office, 510 Seventh St. S.E., Prayer Connections meet Monday, Pipestone, use west door. For youth June 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Pizza Ranch, 18 and under and parents. For more Pipestone. For more information call info. 507-562-5777, 507-215-2828, Jy21tf Jan at 825-4161. Jn4-7 507-825-6720, ext. 116. Southwest Regional Development Commission’s board of Directors will meet Thurs., June 14 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Center for Regional Development Offices in Slayton. Jn4-11

Ladies Bridge meets every second Thursday of the month at Pizza Ranch. Lunch at noon, cards at 1 p.m. For reservations call Arleen, 507-825-3445 or Jean, 825-4000. Ja24tf

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Tuesday, June 12 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Capitol Report. 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Our Story (Southwest Minnesota Series #24).

Rummages LARGE MULTI-FAMILY RUMMAGE 1005 71st St. – Pipestone 3 mi. south on Hwy. 75 & ¼ mile east Wed., June 6 – 3-7 p.m. Thurs., June 7 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Double jogging stroller, 2 other strollers, lots of toys, girl’s clothes size 3 month to 10/12, boy’s size 12 month-14. Name brand juniors clothing, some men’s, LeapFrog Leapsters & Tag reading system, DVDs, lots of household misc., holiday décor, purses, shoes, way too much to list – all priced to sell! My30-Jn7

NEIGHBORHOOD RUMMAGE SALES 911 9th Ave. S.W. 909 Park Drive S.W. 912 Park Drive S.W. Fri., June 8 – 4-8 p.m. Sat., June 9 – 8 a.m.-noon Flat computer monitor, furniture, bedroom lamps, kids’ golf clubs, bikes, patio furniture, toys, bassinet, baby swing, boy’s and girl’s clothing from 12 month size and up, teen clothing, much misc. Jn4-7

RUMMAGE 401 2nd St. S.W. Sat., June 9 – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Children’s clothing, boy’s-12 month, girl’s 3T, toys, futon mattress, adult clothing, household odds and ends. Jn4-7

HINIKER-PAULSEN RUMMAGE SALE 1728 U.S. Hwy. 75 6.5 miles north of Pipestone on Hwy. 75 Fri., June 8 – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Girl’s size mostly 7-10, boy’s sizes 4-6, ladies & men’s clothing, puzzles, games, movies, Christmas décor, knick-knacks, fire safe, Pfaltzgraff dishes, toys, many household items too numerous to list. Items priced to move – well worth the drive! Remaining items will be donated. Jn4-7

MUSEUM RUMMAGE Pipestone American Legion Wed., June 6 – 5-7 p.m. Thurs., June 7 – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds support Pipestone County Museum. Jn4-7

Notes of Thanks THANK YOU


Thank you for your beautiful cards, There’s a lot to be said about living phone calls and greetings for our in a small community. We have had 50th anniversary. It made our day so much love and support. special. We have truly been blessed. Thank you for the visits, food, Bruce & Norma Wing flowers and memorials. Jn4-7p Our friends and family have been wonderful. To all who helped in any way, our THANK YOU A special “thank you” to Drs. heartfelt thanks. Betty Kocourek, Dr. Cooper and the hosDebra pital staff for such good care when Daniel I was in the hospital recently. I was Chris & Sarah impressed with the good food, clean Laura, Hanna & Dave rooms and good service too. Stensgaard Wilma Deen Long Jn7-11p Jn7p

Ihlen Area Hi! Another big week has come and gone so it is time I get busy and get my column written. Yes I had a very big week. Gerri and Terry came on Friday, May 18 and spent the whole week with me and left on Monday, Memorial Day. Others who were here for several days were Mark, Kelly, Jordon, Jadan and Alexis Mathison who came on Friday and stayed until Monday. Pam, Doug Fey and Brandon and Colton Fey were here until Monday. Jode, Dennis, Samantha, Joicy and Abbey, all from Kingman, Ariz., spent three days with me. Others were Merna Hansen, Missy and Ty Hansen, Denny, Shari, Kendra, Kaden Doerr, Kody Doerr and friend, Heather, John and Susan Erch from Wolsey, S.D., Barb and Steve Eggerud, John and Cheryl Doerr, Teresa, Casandra and Chris Doerr and Janet Volmer from Loveland, Colo. She is my sister. She spent several days with me and I really enjoyed it. I don’t see her very often. Well you can see what my long weekend was like. Everyone had a good time and John and Terry did do things around here that needed to get done. I didn’t have much to do because the girls took over and I could just sit and watch and also tell them what has to be done, and give a few orders. They have decided that the next family reunion will be in August. Then all the family will be here with several other families who like to come to see me. I had a big surprise Tuesday when Marlys and Emery Braa from Virginia Beach, Va, stopped in to see me. They read my column all the time and are visiting Marlys’ sister, Mavis Larson of Jasper. Emery said he had to stop and give me a hug which I did get from both. That made my day. I think I would be shocked at how many people do read my column. Well so much for running off the mouth. Here is a cute story.

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bumps and bents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull, but that is not the worst of it. My fenders are too wide to be considered stylish. They were once as slick as a little MG; now they look more like an old Buick. My seat cushions have split open at the seams. My seats are sagging. Seatbelts? I gave up all seatbelts when Krispy Creams opened a shop in my neighborhood! Air bags? Forget it. The only bags I have these days are under my eyes. Not counting the saddlebags of course. I have so many miles on my odometer. Sure, I’ve been many places and seen many things but when is the last time an appraiser factored life experience against depreciation? My headlights are out of focus and it is especially hard to see things up close. My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather. My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently. But here’s the worst of it. Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter – either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires! Here is a recipe I have never seen.


Parkinson’s Support Group meets GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting every month. For more information the Saviour) meets monthly the first call 825-4022 or 825-2696. Ap23tf and third Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., grades 2-8 at Pipestone Christian American Legion Auxiliary Reformed Church, 800 2nd Ave. S.E. Hospital Equipment. Contact Gert For more info call 825-2594 or 825Bickford, 825-4310 or Mary Lynn 5455. S15tf Portz, 825-2009. My1tf Edg-yer-tons a-weigh will meet at The original always teachable Runals (use south door) on Saturdays, NA Group meets Fridays, 8 p.m., 8-8:30 a.m. weigh-in. Everyone is at Woodstock American Reformed welcome. Ph. 507-442-7431. Ja20tf Church. Contact Matt M., 215-2417. O15tf Pipestone Golden Club meets every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Woodstock Alcoholics the Pipestone County EMT bldg. Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Everyone welcome. Ja12tf Saturday at the American Reformed Church. Open meetings the first John Birch Society Local Chapter Saturday of each month. Ag2tf meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at 102 1/2 Pipestone Kiwanis meets every Center St., Lake Benton. (Upstairs Tuesday at noon at the Calumet Inn. in Petersen Bank Bldg. Enter double You are invited to attend. Serving the doors next to west of Sportsman’s). “Children of the World.” F8tf Video presentation, lunch, lively discussion of current events, action PFLAG Buffalo Ridge (Parents, assignment. Ap16tf Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) meets the second Tuesday of Creative Quilter Guild meets the month, 7 p.m. for support, edu- every second Monday of the month cation and advocacy for families, at 7 p.m. at the basement of the friends and those who are gay, les- courthouse. My22tf bian, bisexual or transgender and their families. For a meeting place Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of call 507-532-3680 or write P.O. Box Pipemakers meeting will be the last 324, Marshall, MN 56258. N30tf Sunday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Calumet Inn. For more informaPipestone County Food Shelf is tion call 825-3734. My27tf open every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is located at Ladies Bridge at the Country Club 617A 7th St. S.W. My15tf D25tf will be on Fridays. Child & Teen checkups for kids Stonecroft Bible Studies meet weekly. For more information call ages 0-21 years – complete headKaren, 825-5395, Virginia, 348-4195 to-toe Well Child physicals. Call or Hope, 368-4260. O23tf Community Health Services, 8255024. Ap15tf Pipestone County Historical Jaycees are collecting can tabs for Society is collecting empty ink jet cartridges and old cell phones as Ronald McDonald House, Sioux Falls. a fundraiser. These items can be Turn tabs into any Jaycee member, dropped off at the museum, or Joni’s Joni’s Shear Magic or Senior Citizen’s Jn11tf Shear Magic. Funds raised will help Center. support the museum and its proWidow to Widower…sharing grams. Your support is appreciated. F20tf through caring mutual support group meets the third Tuesday of Narcotics Anonymous, Pipestone each month at 7 p.m. at Hartquist Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday Funeral Chapel. All widowed pertf nights at Peace United Methodist sons welcome. Church, 500 7th St. S.E. Contact Tim B., 507-820-2181. O10tf

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Church Calendar The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 701 2nd Ave. S.W. on the corner of 2nd Ave. S.W. and Hwy. 30 Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Sacrament meeting Sundays, visitors welcome.

Lighthouse Assemblies of God, Pastor Lonnie Carpenter, north of Lake Benton on Hwy. 75, Norwegian Creek Rd., 507-368-9303 Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Synod, Pastor Paul C. Gunderson, 509 Elk St., Elkton, S.D., 605-542-7601, parsonage 605-542-2231 Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 2nd & 4th Thursdays: 7:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,Wisconsin Synod, Lake Benton, 562-5555, 711 5th Ave. S.W., Pipestone; email: Wednesdays: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Cable Service (ch. 3). Thursdays: Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day in Pipestone. Sunday, June 10: 10:45 a.m. Divine Worship Service; 11:45 a.m. Bible Class. St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS), Pastor, 113 South Garfield, Lake Benton, 507-368-4656 Wednesdays: 3 p.m. Cable Service (ch. 3. Sunday, June 10: 7:45 a.m. Bible Study; 9 a.m. Divine Worship.

First Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Interim Pastor, Rev. Bob Dahl, 401 7th Ave. S.W. Wednesday, June 6: Church Office closed; 6-8 p.m. Vacation Bible School; 8 p.m. Committee meetings. Thursday, June 7: 4-5 p.m. Second Harvest Distribution; 6-8 p.m. Vacation Bible Study. Friday, June 8: SW MN Synod Assembly at Gustavus. Saturday, June 9: SW MN Synod Assembly at Gustavus. Sunday, June 10: 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Coffee Fellowship. Tuesday, June 12: 10:30 a.m. Communion at Good Samaritan Village; 1:30 p.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, June 13: 6 p.m. Youth Information Gathering; 7 p.m. Council meeting. Thursday, June 14: 1:30 p.m. Communion at Ridge View Estates; 2:30 p.m. Communion at Storybrook Apts. NOTE: Worship service is shown on Cable TV-Channel 3 on Thursdays at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Liberty Bible Church, Thomas M. Wolf, Pastor, 1st Ave. & East St., Woodstock, 7774293 Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship.

Pipestone Christian Reformed Church, Pastor Timothy Ouwinga, 800 2nd Ave. S.E., office 825-5660 Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship Service; 6:30 p.m. Worship Service.

St. John Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Pastor Sabol, Vacancy Pastor, Trosky Sundays, June 3 through Labor Day: 8 a.m. Divine Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School/ Bible Class.

St. Martin Catholic Church, Fr. Gerald Kosse, 101 Smith St. N., Woodstock, 825-3152 Friday, June 8: 8:30 a.m. Mass. Saturday, June 9: 5 p.m. Mass. Sunday, June 10: 2:30 p.m. Mass at St. Leo (Spanish).

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Synod, Pastor Paul C. Gunderson, 401 223 St., Ward, S.D., 605-542-4731, parsonage, Elkton, S.D., 605-542-2231 Sundays: 10 a.m. Worship Service.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fr. Gerald Kosse, 415 2nd St. E., Jasper, 825-3152 Sunday, June 10: 8 a.m. Mass; 2:30 p.m. Mass at St. Leo (Spanish). Tuesday, June 12: 5 p.m. Mass at Jasper Sunrise Village.

American Reformed Church, Pastor Carl E. Gearhart, Woodstock Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11 a.m. Sunday School; 6 p.m. Evening Worship; 6:30 p.m. Senior High Youth Group. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Family Night Program. Supper at 6:30 p.m.; 7 p.m. Praise Team & Classes.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Pastor Bill Sabol, Jasper Wednesday, June 6: 1:30 p.m. Ladies Aid Exec.; 2 p.m. Ladies Aid. Thursday, June 7: 5 p.m. Pastor at Trinity. Sunday, June 10: 9:30 a.m. Divine Service. Monday, June 11: 8 a.m. Circuit Pastors meeting. Thursday, June 14: 5 p.m. Pastor at Trinity. June 14-16: MNS District Convention.

Ruthton Country Church, Full Gospel-Nondenominational; Pastor Richard DeRuyter, 507-658-3831 (home), 507-658-3917 (church) Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service. Coffee fellowship following the service. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Evening Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church & Adult Bible Study, all ages.

St. Leo Catholic Church, Fr. Gerald Kosse, 415 South Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone, 8253152 Wednesday, June 6: 5:15 p.m. Mass. Thursday, June 7: 10:30 a.m. Mass at Good Sam; 10:30 a.m. Communion Service at Ridge View. Saturday, June 9: 7 p.m. Mass. Sunday, June 10: 10 a.m. Mass; 2:30 p.m. Mass at St. Leo (Spanish). Monday, June 11: 2 p.m. Rosary at Good Sam. Wednesday, June 13: 12:05 p.m. Adoration; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Thursday, June 14: 10:30 a.m. Communion Service at Good Sam; 10:30 a.m. Mass at Ridge View. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 N. Cedar St., Luverne, 507-449-5893 Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service, Coffee Fellowship following service. Eucharistic once a month. Everyone welcome. A Total Ministry Community. Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Daniel Camarata Saturdays: First Sabbath of the Month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30 a.m. Worship service; Otherwise â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:15 a.m. Worship service. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Visitors always welcome. Holland Christian Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wynja, 500 Sioux Street, P.O. Box 188, Holland, 507-347-3358, Sundays: 10 a.m. Worship Service; 11:15 a.m. Sunday School.

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Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 510 7th St. S.E., Suite #3, Pipestone, 507-8255299, Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Services are held at the Pipestone Area High School, 1401 7th St. S.W., west of Pipestone on Hwy. 30. Please use west entrance. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. High School Unchained Youth meets in homes. Jasper Community Church, Full Gospel/ Church/Charismatic, Bill Ostermeier, Pastor, 605-212-3180, 220 North Poorbaugh Ave., Jasper Saturdays: 6 p.m. Worship. Sundays: 10 a.m. Worship with fellowship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Midweek Services. Jasper Baptist Church, James Sickmeyer, Pastor, 104 Wall St. West, Jasper Sundays: 3 p.m. Worship Service. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Worship Service. Our Saviourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Rev. Jon C. Olson, Pastor, 1102 7th Ave. S.W., church office 825-4124, church email:, website: Thursday, June 7: 11:35 a.m. Lunch Hour Bible Study. Sunday, June 10: 8:45 a.m. Bible Class; 10 a.m. Divine Service. Monday, June 11: 7 p.m. Ladies Guild. Tuesday, June 12: 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Class.

Verdi United Methodist Church Sundays: 10 a.m. Worship Service at Verdi. Salem United Methodist Church, R.R. 4, Leonard Haggin, Pastor Sundays: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School. Faith Community Church, Pastor Jennings Wallace, 207 6th Ave. S.W., 825-2211, Briana Christ, Youth Director, Josh & Jenn Sheldon, Worship Leaders, 820-1732 Sundays: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Worship Service; 7 p.m. Youth Group. Spanish Community Church, meets at Faith Community Church, 207 6th Ave. S.W., Hispanic Ministry, Pastor Manuel lagunas Rojas, 507-552-0227 Sundays: 3 p.m. Hispanic Service. Holland First Presbyterian Church, Kendrick and Lynne Matthews, Pastors, 450 Carter Avenue, Holland; office 347-3160 Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Worship. Visitors welcome; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. St. James Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 300 Carter Avenue, Holland, 347-3357 Wednesday, June 6: 7 p.m. WMS; 8 p.m. Elders meeting. Thursday, June 7: 2 p.m. CWL. Sunday, June 10: 8:30 a.m. Divine Worship and Communion.

First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Cory Germain, 301 2nd Ave. S.E., P.O. Box 396, office 825-5433 Sunday, June 10: 9:30 a.m. Worship. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Pastor Cliff Adair, 621 West Main Street, 8255271 Wednesday, June 6: 8:30 a.m.-noon Vacation Bible School; 6:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School closing. Thursday, June 7: 9:30 a.m. LWML; 7 p.m. Council. Sunday, June 10: 9 a.m. Divine Service. Monday, June 11: 7 p.m. Board of Elders. Tuesday, June 12: 7 p.m. Constitution Committee. NOTE: Sunday service is aired on KLOH/1050 AM Radio on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Worship service is also shown on Cable TV-Channel 3 on Thursdays at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m. Christ The King Free Lutheran Church, Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, Pastor Tim Johnson, Pastor David Skordahl, North Hwy. 75, 825-5958 Wednesday, June 6: 6:45 p.m. BASIC. Thursday, June 7: 7 p.m. Trustee meeting. Friday, June 8: 6 a.m. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study Breakfast. Saturday, June 9: 8 a.m. Insights for Men at Crossings Hotel. Sunday, June 10: 9 a.m. Worship Service; 10 a.m. Fellowship Time. Tuesday, June 12: 1 p.m. Quilters; 6:30 p.m. Beth Moore Bible Study at church. Peace United Methodist Church, Pastor Rod Stemme, Hwys. 23 & 30, 825-4348, peace_, Thursday, June 7: 3:30 p.m. Hospice Memorial. Sunday, June 10: 9 a.m. Horizon; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship. Monday, June 11: 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous. Tuesday, June 12: 8:30 a.m. Ministerial Association; 9:30 a.m. UMW Day Apart in Wells; 5:30 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry; 6:30 p.m. Stewardship and Finance. Wednesday, June 13: 8:15 a.m. Pastors Pray; 6 p.m. Horizon; 7 p.m. Trustees. Thursday, June 14: 12:30 p.m. Hospice Coordination. Skandia Evangelical Free Church, Pastor Ryan Petersen, Senior Pastor; Graham Harms, Youth Pastor, 4 mi. south & 2 mi. west of Balaton Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. AWANA Bible Club for kids ages 3-sixth grade; 6:45 p.m. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study; 7 p.m. Youth Group for all teens; 7-12th grade. Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Radio broadcast on KJOE FM 106.1; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School ages 2-adult; 10:30 a.m. Praise & Worship Service; 6 p.m. Prayer meetings at church and at BenLeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pastor Norm Shomper, Jasper Thursday, June 7: 2:15 p.m. Communion at Sunrise Village. Saturday, June 9: 10:30 a.m. Guest Day & Brunch. Sunday, June 10: 9:30 a.m. Worship;10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship served by youth groups. Tuesday, June 12: 1:30 p.m. WELCA Bible briefing. Wednesday, June 13: 7 p.m. Elizabeth Circle, Mavis Larson, hostess. Thursday, June 14: 9:30 a.m. Mary Circle, Dallas Etrheim, hostess.; 2 p.m. Martha Circle, Grace Ausen, hostess.

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Temporary loss of power John 19:28-20:16 How many of you have ever lost power? I am not talking about you becoming physically exhausted, fatigued, worn-out or so tired that you plopped into your favorite chair and could not move for the rest of the night. I am talking about your house, your business or your farm losing electrical power. When the power went off, how long did you sit in darkness, darkness because the power outage happened at night and/or darkness because you did not know what caused the power to go off? Was the power off for 10 seconds or less? Was the power off for an hour or two? Was the power off for one, two or even three days? Did you ever wonder if it was going to come on again? What caused the power outage? Was the power outage caused by an ice storm, wind storm, snow storm or by someone smashing their vehicle into a pole? Was the power outage caused by a pre-planned repair job or upgrade by the electric company? Was it caused by a blown out transformer, or because of our overuse or by an animal? On Thursday, May 3, at about 2 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock in the morning, a snake slithered its way onto some electrical equipment at the Lone Oak power substation at NW 164 Street and North MacArthur Boulevard in Northwest Oklahoma City, Okla. and by making contact with a switch, turned off the power to about 14,000 customers. The Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company had a crew on the scene within minutes. The crew was able to restore power in about an hour. What about the snake? The snake was electrocuted by its contact with the switch. The snake was so badly burned and mangled that no one could identify what kind of snake it was. One spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Gas and Electric said that there was not much left of the snake. The snake had made its way into the substation looking for higher ground because of flash flooding in the area caused by heavy rains. Many papers reported this loss of power event. One paper, the Pakistan Daily Times (May 5, 2012), referred to the snake as a serpent and the event as a criminal act. This all reminded me of an event that took place around 2,000 years ago. Jesus allowed Himself to be put to death. He was not electrocuted; He was crucified. Before He was nailed to the cross he was beaten so badly that it was hard to see who He was and I am sure that after his death, there really wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that much left to see that He was a man (Isaiah 53:2-3). The religious leaders and the people who mocked Him called Him every name in the book. I am sure that they called him a false prophet, a liar, a deceiver, a serpent and even the son of the devil (Matthew 12:22-37 and Mark 3:20-22). I am sure that they considered Him a criminal. I am sure that when Jesus gave up the spirit that they believed that they had put out His power and the power of His movement for good. Even the disciples believed that the power of and the person of Jesus was gone for good. They were all wrong. Jesus allowed Himself to die. He promised that He would do this and that He would take up His life and His power again (John 10). He told them all that this would only be temporary. The son died but not the Father. The Almighty and omnipotent God could have stopped Jesus from dying. He could have stopped this cruelty of humanity at any second. But that would have gone against His plan for us (John 3;16). He allowed His son to die. He could have raised Jesus up seconds, minutes, hours after His death. He could have raised Him up a day after His death. But He waited three days to fulfill the Scriptures. Jesus did rise from the dead just as He had said He would. The power has been restored. The power of man and the power of the devil could not keep Him in the grave. That power is available to all who believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord. I know that there are times when Satanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power appears stronger. Do not let him deceive you.The day will come when the real serpent will lose his power for good (Revelations 20:10). Pastor Carl E. Gearhart American Reformed Church Woodstock

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Pfantz legacy Scholars in 2005. Nor did it mention the additional $2 million donation that was revealed by James O’Neill, the attorney handling Pfantz’s estate, during this year’s Pipestone Area Schools Senior Recognition Program. Dave Meulebroeck, with Dollars for Scholars, said the organization’s six-member board found out about the $2 million endowment in February and reacted to the news with “shock.” “When he gave the initial $974,000, he indicated that there may be more coming, but no dollar amount was ever discussed,” Meulebroeck said. Heard said Pfantz had mentioned the first donation to him over the years, but never spoke of leaving a gift twice that size behind after his death. Dollars for Scholars is part of Scholarship America, a national movement to mobilize support for students getting into and graduating from college. The movement began in 1958 with the first Dollars for Scholars chapters and went national in 1961. The Pipestone branch started in 1963. The $2 million is the largest donation the Pipestone branch ever received, nearly doubling the $2.2 million the chapter held in certificates of deposit and stocks. Meulebroeck said the funds are kept in separate accounts for each donor. While most of the organization’s funds are endowments, he said some of the scholarships are from one-time memorial donations that are awarded until the funds are gone. Others are funded on a yearly basis. The group uses the investment interest and earnings to fund high school scholarships each year. Applicants who receive a scholarship must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 and show they have a financial need.

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“As a board, we’d like to see every student go off with some funds from Pipestone,” Meulebroeck said. “And hopefully in the future then — if they become successful and have the ability — then maybe they would consider donating back to our organization.” This year Dollars for Scholars provided $64,450 in scholarships to 30 current graduates and 62 past graduates who are attending college. “That was all scholarships this year,” Meulebroeck said. “We used to give out interest free loans that were to be repaid and when we received the large donations from Ron Pfantz and Wally Trigg, then we switched to strictly scholarships.” Dollars for Scholars received $980,000 from Wallace Trigg in 2006, just one year after Pfantz’s first donation. The organization has received other donations of $100,000 or $500,000 over the years, but the Trigg and Pfantz gifts were the largest. In 2004, Dollars for Scholars awarded $12,200 in scholarships and loans to local graduates. Two years later, after the Pfantz and Trigg donations, it awarded $55,200. The peak year was 2010 when Dollars for Scholars awarded $71,000. Meulebroeck said Dollars for Scholars won’t know the exact effect the $2 million will have on next year’s scholarships until May when the board reviews it financials and decides how many dollars in scholarships will be awarded based on earnings. “Realistically, we would hope that it’s going to be substantially more than we did this year,” Meulebroeck said. “If we can get 5 percent, we can get $200,000 on $4 million.”

Obituaries Richard “Whirl Wind” Bryan_______ Barbara Johannsen________________

Richard “Whirl Wind” Bryan Sept. 15, 1944 – May 27, 2012

Richard “Whirl Wind” Bryan, 67, Pipestone, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 3 at Hartquist Funeral Chapel, Pipestone, with Rev. Colleen Tully officiating. Interment was in the Old Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone. Richard Daniel Bryan was born to George and Clara (Crow) Bryan on Sept. 15, 1944 in Pipestone where he was raised and received his education. He married Marjorie Wirt on Oct. 3, 1964 in Lake Benton. Following their marriage they moved to Tyler where he worked at Tyler Cement until 1970. He later returned to Pipestone in 1981. Dick’s father, George “Standing Eagle” Bryan began to pass on the art and skill of pipe carving to him at 16 years of age. From then on carving became a necessity of his every

Robert “Bob” Facile________________ Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jasper. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Jasper. Hartquist Funeral Home, Foster Chapel, Jasper is in charge of arrangements.

Delores Schmuck__________________ Delores Schmuck, 87, Pipestone, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Hartquist

Paul Natwick Sept. 4, 1935 – Nov. 20, 2011

Paul Natwick, 76, San Jose, Calif., died Nov. 20, 2011 at his home in California. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at Eden Church, east of Jasper. Interment will be in the Eden Cemetery, east of Jasper. Paul Mark Natwick was born on Sept. 4, 1935 to Pastor George and Bertha Marie Natwick in Sioux City, Funeral arrangements are pend- Iowa. The family moved to Meckling, ing with Hartquist Funeral Home, S.D. and then Nunda, S.D. Paul graduated from Rutland High School in Pipestone Chapel. 1953. He enrolled at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. in the autumn of 1953. While attending Augustana Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pipestone. Interment will be in New Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone.

Josephine Wentzel_________________ Josephine Wentzel, 95, Pipestone, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone.

Robert Lavoie_____________________

Robert Lavoie May 12, 1933 – May 28, 2012 Robert Lavoie, 79, Russell, died Monday, May 28, 2012 at Edgebrook Care Center, Edgerton. Funeral services were held Friday, June 1 at Grace First Parish in Russell. Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery, Balaton. Robert (Bob) Lavoie was born on May 12, 1933 to Van and Lucille (LaVallie) Lavoie on their farm near Russell. He resided most of his life in the Russell area, graduating from Russell High School. He married Sharon Cox and resided a short time in the Twin Cities.

Bob was a self-taught bricklayer and was very involved in the Bricklayer’s Association. He won an “excellent service” award for his many years of service throughout southern Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas. He belonged to and was active in the union and he served as secretary. Following an accidental fall in the beginning of May, Bob was admitted to Avera Regional Hospital in Marshall. He then entered Edgebrook Care Center. Bob married Aino Sumption in 1968 ad the couple resided in Russell. Bob served as mayor of Russell and took great pride in serving his community. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Aino, Edgerton; his four children, sons Jesse (Espe), Iona, Michael (Jean), Brier, Wash., and Bartley (Waty), Los Angeles, Calif., and daughter, Leisha Lavoie, Slayton; stepchildren, Rita (Bob) Nesteby, Phoenix, Ariz., Lila (Marv) Meier, Pipestone and Peggy (Billy) Pomranke, Mankato; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; ten step-greatgrandchildren; brothers, Charles (Maxine), Marshall, Ronnie (Mary), Tracy and David, Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents. (Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel, Tyler)

day life. He worked throughout his lifetime in the same quarry that his family has used for generations. He maintained the tradition of making beautiful unique Indian art in pipestone and gave many demonstrations of his art of carving as well as having his works of art displayed in many locations. He was also a skilled and self-taught sculptor. From 1970 he became employed at the Pipestone National Monument Park Service in maintenance where he worked for over 22 years until retiring in 1992. Throughout his high school years he was a star basketball player. He also enjoyed boxing and was awarded a Golden Glove trophy. In his mid-30s Dick spent a great deal of his time at the Blue Cloud Abbey in Marvin, S.D. He also enjoyed attending rendezvous dressed in native attire and entertaining those with his craftsmanship and stories. He was a past member of the Pipestone Lions Club and Pipestone Historical Society. He served several years on the Indian Shrine Association Board and also on the SMAHC board. He was a primary advocate in the preservation of sacred Native American culture and grounds. He is survived by his two children, Leah (Wilfred) Phillips, Blaine and Cordell Bryan and his friend, Dianna Jancik, Elk River; one grandson; one granddaughter; one brother, Bill Bryan, Pipestone; special friend, Jayne Huibregtse, Pipestone and his dog, Benny. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Richel Bryan. (Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel)

Barbara Johannsen Feb. 28, 1960 – May 31, 2012 Barbara Johannsen, 52, Pipestone, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 5 at the First Presbyterian Church in Pipestone with Rev. Cory Germain officiating. Honorary casket bearers were Ken Schelhaas and Michael Mikulenka. Casket bearers were Steve Nelson, Roger VandeKieft, Jeff Enger, Jim Nelson, Dean Keiser and Scott Enger. Interment was in New Woodlawn Cemetery. Barbara Eileen Johannsen was born to Donald and Sharon (Mahoney) Nelson on Feb. 28, 1960 in Pipestone where she was raised and received her education. After she graduated from Pipestone High School in 1978

he was involved in many activities including the Gladstonian Society, dorm council, and the Augustana A Cappellla Choir. He was in the choir for four years and sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Upon completion of his business degree in the spring of 1957 he began basic training for the U.S. Air Force. He was appointed Second Lieutenant Reserve. Following his basic training, he returned to Sioux Falls and worked at Northwest Bank. In the autumn of 1962, he moved to Pala Alto, Calif,, to work at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). During that time Paul worked at both the University and Hospital Medical Center. He was a program designer for payroll systems and was responsible for analysis and implementation of financial systems. He married Janet Madetzke in April 1963 in Palm Desert, Calif. Paul’s brother, Pastor David Natwick officiated. The young couple resided in Palo Alto until they purchased their first home in Mtn. View. Later in 1977 the family moved to Almaden Valley. Paul was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2011. He is survived by his wife, Jan; children, daughter Karin, and son Mark (Jennifer); one granddaughter and one brother, Phillip. (Hartquist Funeral Home, Foster Chapel, Jasper)

Sharon Erickson Brack____________

Sharon Erickson Brack March 31, 1939 – May 29, 2012 Sharon Erickson Brack, 73, formerly of Henderson, Kent. Died at the home of her son, James Cates in Greenwood, Ind., on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at Airline Baptist Church, Henderson. Interment will be in the Old Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Sharon was the daughter of Pearl (Pederson) Pike and Kenneth Erickson. She was born March 31, 1939 in Pipestone. She moved to

Henderson in 1957 and spent most of her working career with the City of Henderson. She moved to Jeffersonville, Ind., in 1978 and worked for the Housing Authority. In 1986 she moved to Evansville, Ind., where she worked for Deaconess Hospital in the rehabilitation department. Later she was employed by Visiting Nurses and Home Instead Senior Care. Sharon was active with the AIDS resource group in Evansville, Ind. She attended many group meetings, providing companionship to those who either had AIDS or whose life was touched by someone with AIDS. She also participated in many AIDS walk fundraisers. She is survived by her two sons, James (Janet) Cates, Greenwood, Ind., and Erik Doss, Spokane, Wash.; four granddaughters; one great-grandson; siblings, Matthew Erickson, Washington, Carol Salter, California and Shirley Hurley, Jim Erickson, Tom Erickson, Steve Erickson and Tim Erickson, all of Minnesota. She was preceded in death by sons, David Cates, Jon Patrick Cates and Gilbert Doss as well as siblings, Michael Erickson, Ronald Erickson, Gary Erickson, Sue Rother and Bryan Erickson. (Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center)

she attended college in Mankato where she received her diploma. Following her education there, she returned to Pipestone where she became employed at KLOH Radio. She married Charles Norenberg on Sept. 19, 1980 at First Presbyterian Church in Pipestone. Following their marriage they lived in Pipestone. A short time later they moved to Lake Benton and then to Holstein, Iowa. She later returned to Pipestone along with her daughters. Throughout these various moves she continued her work at the radio station in Pipestone. She married Joel Johannsen at the Three Maidens in Pipestone on May 26, 1995. After their marriage they lived in the Pipestone area. Barb later worked at Three Eagles Communication in Luverne. While growing up Barb was active in 4-H and softball. She is survived by her husband, Joel Johannsen, Pipestone; two daughters, Jessica (James) Osburn, Tecumseh, Mich., and Heidi Norenberg, Holland; one granddaughter; one grandson; her stepdaughter, Jasmine; three step-grandchildren; her mother, Sharon Nelson, Pipestone; one sister, Joyce (Rollie) Peschon, Spirit Lake, Iowa and two brothers, Steve Nelson, Pipestone and Jim (Tami) Nelson, Pipestone. She was preceded in death by her father, Don Nelson and her stepfather, Paul Nelson. (Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel)

Amy Uilk_________________________

Paul Natwick______________________

Death Notices Robert “Bob” Facile, 80, Holland, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Pipestone County Hospice House. Visitation will be held Friday, June 8 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held

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Amy Uilk March 8, 1921 – May 31, 2012 Amy Uilk, 91, Pipestone, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pipestone with Rev. Russell Schmidt officiating. Casket bearers were Amy’s family. Interment was held in Ihlen Cemetery, Ihlen. Amy Louise Uilk was born to Carl and Martina (Monserud) Ring on March 8, 1921 in Ihlen. When she was a young girl she attended Ihlen elementary school and then Pipestone High School. When she graduated from high school in 1938 she continued her education at the Minneapolis Business College. After completion she returned to Pipestone and worked for Demaray Hardware. In August 1942 she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp in Fort Des

Moines, Iowa. She attended Bakers and Cook School in the service and then went to Fort Sheridan, Ill., to cook in the 5th company. On Dec. 25, 1943 she married Jack Edward Nissenbaum in Waukegan, Ill. In March 1944 she was discharged from the W.A.A.C. While her husband was serving in the Army she moved with her son to Wauwatosa, Wisc., where she was employed as a secretary at Milwaukee County Hospital. She divorced and in 1947 returned to Pipestone and worked for the REA until 1953 when she married Elmer Uilk in Faribault. Following their marriage they resided in Ihlen. In August 1954 they purchased a home in Pipestone and in 1961 Amy went back to work for REA until 1983 when she retired. Elmer preceded her in death in 1979. After his death she continued to live in Pipestone. On Feb. 16, 2012 she became a resident at the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone. She was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pipestone and was also a member of the Pipestone Senior Citizens. She is survived by her two daughters, Dianne Uilk, Park Rapids and Darlene (Ronald) Stueven; Sioux Falls, S.D. one granddaughter; twin great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter, all of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughter-in-law, Natalie Nissenbaum, Pipestone. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Jack Nissenbaum in 2007; one brother, George Ring in 1990 and her grandson-in-law, Robert Roach in 2006. (Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel)

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story written by Scottish novelist and playwright, J.M. Barrie, about an ageless boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland, will become reacquainted with the regular cast of characters that include Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the Darling children, Tiger Lily, Captain Hook, the pirates and a ticking crocodile. What they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see are the Native Americans who populate the original script first staged in 1904. Instead, audiences will meet a Neverlandesque-culture of indigenous people the cast and crew have invented and named â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Napretepsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Peter Pan backwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to be called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Indians,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but because of where we live, many people thought we would be offending (Native Americans),â&#x20AC;? said director Sylvia Newell. Words like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;savage,â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;redskin,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ugh a wugahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; divided the cast and crew. Some thought the play reinforced negative, offensive stereotypes of Native Americans. Some, like Newell, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe the story was â&#x20AC;&#x153;aboutâ&#x20AC;? Native Americans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about a boy who wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow up,â&#x20AC;? Newell said - and thought the copyrighted script left them no choice but to remain faithful to the original text. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the first reading, we started battling,â&#x20AC;? Newell said.

Peter Pan Captain Hook/Mr. Darling Wendy John Michael Tinker Bell Smee Tiger Lily Mrs. Darling Wendy grown up Jane Liza Nana/Crocodile

Zoe Roelfsema-Hummel Ben Vermeer Ellen Germain David Berger Cameron Germain Jessica Robinson Todd Berger Jenn Sheldon Wendy Mohlenkamp Amanda Fiske Emily Blom Shantelle DesMarais Katie Scotting

Director Musical director Producer Choreographer Lighting director Artistic director

Sylvia Newell Regina Moffitt-Gorter Mark Thode Stacie Wallace Benjamin Moffitt Tammy Grubbs

Thode said they had been focused on the technical and artistic elements required to stage the play â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how would the characters fly (the venue doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t permit actual flight)? Would Tinker Bell be a light or a person (a person)? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we were focused on,â&#x20AC;? Thode said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were blindsided by the racist factor. Questions were even brought up if we were going to pull the show; it got to that extreme.â&#x20AC;? Some cast and crew members left the production before Newell decided to contact Samuel French, Inc., the New York, company that

Swine research ning and weighing. He has worked for Pipestone System for five years and worked in RB1 since it opened in 2009. He said due to biosecurity concerns, swine producers generally do not allow visitors to walk freely through a production facility in order to protect the health of the pigs inside. Without showering or changing clothes, the tour group freely walked through the facility that will soon be stocked with 2,100 pigs. He said the Woltersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; original finishing facility was set up for 2,400 head and consisted of large pens. The remodel trimmed the original pen size to even dimensions, with 25 pigs in each of the 84 pens. Hanson said each pen has its own feeder and dual-watering troughs for water trials and the penâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walls are higher to prevent pigs from jumping into another area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The smaller pens) allows us to have numerous replicates in order to find statistical differences while we are doing a trial,â&#x20AC;? Hanson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our main parameters we are trying measure are feed conversion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the amount of feed that a pig eats in order to put on a pound of gain.â&#x20AC;? Along with feed conversion, research will also focus on how many pounds a pig can put on in a day, Hanson said. Delivering the

holds the Calumet Players amateur license, to learn exactly how far they could stray from the copyright. The company gave permission to change some words and elements, Newell said, as long as they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drop songs or change the story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything fell into place after the permission,â&#x20AC;? Newell said. Creating an imaginary culture of Napreteps meant changing not just words, but costuming, dancing style, music and all other elements that pertained to the Neverland Indians of the script. The cast of roughly 50 people ranges in age from seven to 60

Peter Pan (Zoe Roelfsema-Hummel, center foreground) and Wendy (Ellen Germain, left) rehearse a scene with the Lost Boys. Pipestone Publishing/Mark Thode

years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cast is amazing,â&#x20AC;? Newell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just as pleased as I can be with them.â&#x20AC;? Though there is â&#x20AC;&#x153;an abundance of youth,â&#x20AC;? in the show, Thode stressed that the production is â&#x20AC;&#x153;not childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; show; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fully staged musical. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a difference.

The cast is full of adults and the rehearsals are more intense and designed for a general audience, not a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theater audience.â&#x20AC;? Show dates are June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m., and June 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, contact the Box Office at 507-825-2020 or 507-368-4620 or

email the Calumet Players at The production is sponsored in part by the Southwest Minnesota Arts & Humanities Council and Fishback Financial Corporation.

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feed to each of the trial pens is a battery-operated feedbox: a windowsbased program running on a metal track over the various pens. He said the feedboxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two hoppers hold up to 125 pounds each with feed drawn from one of nine bins located outside the barn. Pigs generally enter the facility at about 12 pounds and leave at 280 pounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be set up to select whatever diet we want to feed it to whatever specific pen we are feeding,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hanson said the feedbox can work up to 18 hours in a day, allowing the barnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two main employees to focus on regular barn duties and, depending on the trial, the weighing of each pen of pigs. A large central aisle on each side of the research facility allows the pigs to walk to a central scale built into the barnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concrete slab floor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uniquely designed for this facility,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The slats are the same safe surface as what the alleyway is to move the pigs directly onto the scale. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know they went onto a scale.â&#x20AC;? Pipestone Veterinarian Luke Minion said during a gathering after the tour that it was the first time he was able to present information during a facility tour. Minion is president and chief operating officer of PVC and Pipestone System.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done these things. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here 12 years,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want you to learn about us, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really the objective we have -- nothing more. We want to learn about what we do and why we do it.â&#x20AC;? PVC/Pipestone System ranks among the top 10 swine producers in the United States, generally running fifth or seventh according to Minion, and the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research helps keep the producers competitive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pipestone is unique in that group and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back to mission,â&#x20AC;? Minion said. Pipestone Systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helping farmers today create the farms of tomorrow.â&#x20AC;? Minion said Pipestone System, which employs 600 people in five states, manages 46 sow barns supplying 4,000-to-100,000 pigs a year Because the barn had yet to be filled with 2,100 pigs, tour participants walked up and down the wide aisles in a research to each of the 250 shareholderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barn that Pipestone Veterinary Clinic/Pipestone Systems has leased to complete a variety of production trials twice a year. grower/finishing facilities. He said Pipestone Publishing/Mavis Fodness local research has allowed partnerships to develop between various swine entities, helping increase pig production. Currently, pork comprises 43 percent of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meat consumption, Minion said, and because of Continued from page 1A the corn and soybeans grown in this country versus other parts of the world, it makes the U.S. the most efficient location for pork production. townships) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Cal Spronk, incumbent bent incumbent -District 2 (Sweet and Eden town-Luke Johnson -Lee Byberg, Republican ships) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ian Cunningham, incumDistrict 2 -Adam Steele, Independence bent -Butch Miller, incumbent -District 3 (Grange and Gray town- U.S. Senator District 3 ships) - Anna Mae Fritz, incumbent -Rick Fey -Amy Klobuchar, DFL, incum-Bruce Kooiman bent -Richard Muyskens -Dick Franson, DFL State Senate District 22 -Craig Vreeman -Jack Edward Shepard, DFL -Bill Weber, R-Luverne (Incumbent Marv Tinklenberg did -Darryl Stanton, DFL -Alan Oberloh, DFL-Worthington not file for reelection). -Glen R. Anderson Menze, (Incumbent Doug Magnus is retirDistrict 5 Independence ing). -Jerry Remund, incumbent -Stephen Williams, Independence -Eudell â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Delâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Coleman -Kurt Bills, Republican State House District 22A -Erv Pribyl -David Carlson, Republican -Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, -Bob Carney, Jr., Republican incumbent -Gene Short, DFL Pipestone SWCD Districts up for election are 1, 2 and 3. U.S. Representative District 7 -District 1 (Elmer and Osborne -Collin C. Peterson, DFL, incum-











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Church and State: How about cordial neighbors who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interfere with each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business?

A number of recent occurrences have caused me to ponder the relationship between church and state. The first was the May 7 presentation at the Performing Arts Center by Dr. Walter W. Benjamin titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Separation of Church and State: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Picket Fence?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Later that same evening a friend asked me if Mitt Romneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mormon faith would influence whether I voted for him or not (I said it would not). Then the next day someone told me they heard a speaker mention Jesus Christ at a public school event and that it struck him as out of place. It all seemed to revolve around the idea of â&#x20AC;&#x153;separation of church and state.â&#x20AC;? I never gave much thought to that phrase until I was in high school and I heard a news piece about people who were complaining about a Christmas tree that was placed on the lawn of a city hall, saying that it was in conflict with the separation of church and state. The phrase is used so often that some people assume those words are in the Constitution. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not. The only direct mention of religion in the original Constitution is when it says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.â&#x20AC;? The First Amendment added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereofâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? As far as I can tell from a bit of online research, the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;separation of church and stateâ&#x20AC;? comes from a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut on Jan. 1, 1802. Jefferson wrote that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions,â&#x20AC;? and that the First Amendment builds â&#x20AC;&#x153;a wall of separation between the Church & State.â&#x20AC;? The language of Jeffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter indicates to me that, in his mind, the First Amendment pro-

tected religious organizations from influence or interference by the government and allowed them to worship as they pleased. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m no Constitutional scholar, but I read it as a prohibition against theocracy and churches like the Church of England, first established by the English King Henry VIII. Over the years, the Supreme Court has made many decisions regarding what is and is not a violation of the First Amendment. For example, prayer composed by a public school district, Bible reading over the school intercom and a school district providing clergy to perform nondenominational prayer at a graduation are all violations because they involve government sponsorship of religion. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a violation to post the Ten Commandments in a public school, which is ironic because Moses and the Commandments are on display at the Supreme Court building. The Court even declared unconstitutional a state statute requiring a moment of silence at a public school because it was determined that the motivation was to encourage prayer. I think some of the Courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rulings on the First Amendment have gone well beyond the original intent and are actually prohibiting the free exercise of religion, but some people want to take it even further to ban things like Christmas trees on a courthouse lawn or the mention of Jesus Christ in a public school. The Court has ruled that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a nativity scene or organized prayer in a government building, but as far as I can tell you can still mention the name of Jesus Christ and put up a tree. But you might want to call it a holiday tree - just to be safe as the White House did as of last year. Aside from all the court rulings regarding the First Amendment and public property, we do have the ability to freely exercise whatever religious beliefs we choose as long as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not on government property. We can share our beliefs with others and they can share theirs with us, but no one can prohibit us from worshiping or not worshiping as we choose. Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a student in a school, you can still pray silently to yourself. Our faith, after all, is a personal relationship, â&#x20AC;&#x153;which lies solely between Man & his God,â&#x20AC;? as Jefferson said, not something

thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s established for us. I believe the Bible expresses the same spirit as the First Amendment in that it seems to indicate that we should let politics be politics and religion be religion. John 6:15, says that after He fed the 5,000, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.â&#x20AC;? Luke 20:19-26 says the teachers of the law and the chief priests were looking for a way to arrest Jesus and tried to ensnare him with a question about paying taxes. Jesus asked them for a coin and asked whose picture and inscription were on it, to which they said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caesar.â&#x20AC;? Jesus replied, â&#x20AC;?Then give to Caesar what is Caesarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and to God what is Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.â&#x20AC;? These verses seem to show that Jesus was not interested in becoming involved in earthly politics or governance. That was not his purpose. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that it means we believers should avoid politics, but simply that politics and faith occupy two different realms. Therefore, when voting we should make our decisions based on who we think is the most qualified candidate for the job. That person may or may not share a common faith with us, but that should not be the deciding factor in our vote. I, for example, would not vote for any of the pastors Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever known for president (sorry guys). Nor would I seek spiritual insight from any politician Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever met. They serve different roles for a reason. Of course, many of us hold strong convictions about our religious and political beliefs. They define us and make us who we are, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really possible to have a wall or even a picket fence between our church and our state. We would have to turn off part of our mind depending on where we were. We cannot drop our faith at the door of the voting booth or drop our politics at the door of the church, but it would be nice if politics and faith could peacefully coexist like cordial neighbors. The kind of neighbors who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind if you walk on their lawn (or mention Jesus in their building) and who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to tell you how to mow your lawn (or vote for your president).

Guest Column On spring crop field conditions

Jerry Purdin NRCS district conservationist

As farmers finish up spring cent or more of residue on a field planting and reflect back on the is the goal to provide the most hectic last few months, there are a benefit to the soil. Although soil few things that can be reviewed. First, how did fields fare in some of the heavy rainfall events that occurred? Second, where are there problem areas and what can be done to correct them? This year there appeared to be more acres of farmland exposed to the effects of spring weather. Less crop residue was left on fields and fewer conservation practices seem to be in place to help slow down or eliminate the effects of the rains. This combination creates soil erosion, the removal of layers of soil from the land surface by the action of rainfall and runoff. This can lead to significant topsoil loss over time if the erosion is not treated. Since this nutrient rich topsoil is needed to produce high quality crops, it is extremely important to keep it in place. This can be The first picture (above, top) shows accomplished through conser- sheet and rill erosion after a spring vation practices including crop rain. The second picture is corn stripresidue management and ero- tilled into soybean stubble. The picsion control structures. tures are not before and after picResidue management is tures, but illustrate that conservation leaving last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crop residue tillage (leaving more that 30 percent on the soil surface. This helps residue cover on the field after planting) does help prevent sheet erosion. reduce soil erosion by reduc- Contributed photos ing the impact of raindrops that dislodge and move soil particles. The amount of residue cover left on the field is greatly affected by type and slope also play a signifithe type of crop, operation, and cant role, the following are rough implements used. Different tillage estimates of residue cover remainoperations bury different amounts ing after typical machinery operaof residue. Ideally, leaving 30 per- tions.

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After Corn: Moldboard plow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0 percent, Chisel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60 percent, Disk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30 percent, Field Cultivator â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 35 percent, Anhydrous Application â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 75 percent, Planter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 75 percent. After Soybeans: Moldboard plow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0 percent, Chisel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 40 percent, Disk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20 percent, Field Cultivator â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20 percent, Anhydrous Application â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 45 percent, Planter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 70 percent. Different tillage operations bury varying amounts of residue, and multiple equipment passes will quickly reduce the amount of residue left in the field. Machinery operations will typically leave anywhere from 0-to-80 percent residue on the field depending on the crop, soils, slope, and machinery used. Talk to your local conservation office to see if your farming practices are leaving enough residues in the field. Other ways to reduce erosion include establishing grassed waterways or buffers to stabilize more erosive areas, incorporating a perennial crop in the crop rotation, cover crops, and installing a sediment basin to name a few. There are many conservation practices that can be used to keep soil in place. Establishing the right conservation practices such as leaving more crop residues on the field is a great place to start. If you would like more information on conservation practices or on how to measure residue on your fields please contact the SWCD or NRCS office at 507-825-5478 ext. 3.

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Unlucky 7: Arrows’ Section 3AA softball title streak broken by Eagles Pipestone Area bows out in second game, 10-9, after 10-inning marathon By Kevin Kyle The saddest part of Thursday’s Section 3AA softball title tilt between the Pipestone Area Arrows and New Ulm Eagles was that only one team could emerge victorious and advance to the MSHSL Class AA state tournament. Both teams certainly deserved to be representing the section, as the game couldn’t be decided in the regulation seven innings. Instead, the marathon matchup went into the 10th frame before the Eagles could finally break the Arrows’ streak of six consecutive titles with a 10-9 victory to wear the section crown. “I just don’t think it was meant to be; to be down by two runs three times throughout the game and come back really shows the fight in the girls,” Pipestone Area head coach Troy Bouman said. “To have the winning run at third with one out and not find a way to get it in just shows how evenly matched the two teams were.” Trailing by two runs, 7-5, in the bottom of the seventh in the second game, after forcing the tilt with an 8-2 victory over the Eagles earlier that evening, the Arrows quickly knotted the score and had runners on the corners with one out. “We had a ball just foul by an inch-and-a-half,” Bouman said. “An-inch-and-a half in, and the game’s over and we’re headed back to the state tournament. There are a lot of different things that could have gone either way, and it’s just too bad that one team had to lose. It was a very well played game by both teams; the perseverance by both teams was exceptional.” The Arrows couldn’t push that run across the plate in the seventh, and as the game moved into the eighth it was apparent that neither team was about to roll over. The Eagles matched the Arrows’ output in the top of the inning on a 2-run home run off the bat of shortstop Brittany Hoffmann to take a seemingly untouchable 9-7 lead. The Arrows, however, fought back like they did in the seventh. Speedster Cassie Evans dashed safely to first on a dropped third

strike to open the one-out rally. Arrow sophomore hurler Kelly Nettik, who despite not pitching much over the course of the season was thrust into the circle for both contests due to an injury suffered by Tasia Woelber during the Arrows’ elimination bracket victory over the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers on Saturday, followed with a double to right-center field to give PAS a pair in scoring position. The Eagles, after seeing Arrow catcher Paige Petersen tag them for a pair of home runs in the evening’s opener, opted to walk the junior intentionally – loading the bases for right fielder Tiffany Woelber. Before Woelber could get bat on ball, however, NU hurler Kelsey Kannegiesser delivered a pitch to the backstop – allowing Evans to race home and cut the deficit to a lone run. Emily Mabon, running for Nettik, scampered home on Woelber’s drive to short, and the game was once again knotted, 9-all. Neither team could break through for a marker in the ninth, but Hoffmann struck again in the top of the 10th, driving the ball inside the left foul pole for her second dinger of the game and a 10-9 New Ulm lead. Despite getting leadoff batter Amanada Haupert on base, the Arrows didn’t have an answer this time. Petersen’s pop-up over third was snared, and the tears on the Pipestone Area bench began to flow. “To be in that situation in itself is something,” Bouman said. “It’s not easy to get back into that game and be there as many times as we have. To be able to win that first game and be back in that position to play for a section title was unbelievable. All the credit goes to the girls; they really busted their tails and never felt there wasn’t a chance they couldn’t get it done, even when they were down by two runs in the seventh.” Not only did the Arrows have a tall order to fill, two wins against

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ABOVE: Pipestone Area senior Aaron Kozlowski (center) clears the final obstacle well ahead of the field and wins the boys’ 110-meter high hurdles at Thursday’s Section 3A track and field meet in Pipestone. RIGHT: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton sophomore Jada Carr competes in the girls’ triple jump at Thursday’s Section 3A track and field meet in Pipestone. Both athletes, along with Southwest Christian/Edgertons’ Austin LaFollette and Hannah Van Dyke qualified for the MSHSL Class A state meet through their performances at the section event. Pipestone Publishing/Kevin Kyle


Quartet of area track and field athletes qualify for MSHSL Class A meet By Kevin Kyle As cool as they come, Pipestone Area’s Aaron Kozlowski didn’t dwell on the fact he had just narrowly missed out on qualifying for the MSHSL state track and field meet in the boys’ discus with a throw of 138 feet – placing third in the event at Thursday’s Section 3A track and field meet in Pipestone. Instead, Kozlowski focused his mind and energy on his best event, the 110-meter high hurdles. “You have to be focused from the start, especially in such a short event,” he said. “I’ve been working on getting out of the blocks fast and really focused on that.” Indeed. Kozlowski shot out of the blocks quicker than any of his section competitors and cleared the first hurdle before his foes could find their stride. Despite commenting on how

he was off balance over a couple of hurdles, Kozlowski cleared the final obstacle well ahead of the field and crossed the finish line with a section-best time of 15.42 seconds – the fifth best qualifying time in the state this season. “It feels great to qualify for state for a third time, but it’s also a lonely feeling,” said the Pipestone Area senior. “I’ve been to state with the relay team the last two years, so this is a little different. It’s still exciting, though.” While Kozlowski will be the only Pipestone Area representative at the 2012 MSHSL state meet, he will have three area comrades joining him June 8-9 at Hamline University in St. Paul as Southwest Christian/ Edgerton hurdlers Austin LaFollette and Hannah Van Dyke and RussellTyler-Ruthton jumper Jada Carr also made the grade Thursday afternoon. LaFollette, who also competed

in the boys’ 110-meter high hurdles – placing fifth at 16.36 – finished second in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 41.3 to qualify for his first state meet.

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Morgan enjoys appearance at Section 3AA golf tournament Arrow sophomore cards round of 89 to conclude banner campaign By Kevin Kyle

The New Ulm bench watches as Pipestone Area junior catcher Paige Petersen hits the first of her two home runs in Game 1 of the Section 3AA title series Thursday at the Marshall softball complex in Marshall. Pipestone Publishing/Kevin Kyle

Having garnered the final qualifying position for Thursday’s Section 3AA golf tournament at the Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar through his play at the southwest sub-section event, Pipestone Area’s Brock Morgan didn’t have any delusions of grandeur. The sophomore’s chances of placing well enough to qualify for the MSHSL state meet were quite slim, but that certainly didn’t stop Morgan from playing a sharp round and enjoying all the postseason tournament had to offer. “It was awesome,” Morgan said. “I enjoyed every minute of it and definitely want to make it back here

again next year.” Although this was the biggest tournament of Morgan’s career, having fought through a test nerves in a 2-hole playoff the previous week and sinking a 32-foot putt to win it, his first round the mature Eagle Creek course didn’t rattle him much. “I was nervous on the first tee shot, but after that, I was more mellow,” he said. “I think it helped that my parents and coaches were there with me. “It was a pretty interesting course. I liked it. Probably the most challenging part of it was the trees. If you get caught in them, it’s hard to get out. There was a kid who hit a tree, and it (his ball) went 50 yards behind him.

T h e c o u r s e reminded me a lot of the Interlaken course we played in Fairmont.” While Morgan, fortunately, didn’t have to contend with any such rico-

chets, he did find a water hazard or two and struggled on the back nine – his starting position. Eventually, Morgan did find his rhythm and got into a smooth flow on the front nine to finish with an 89 for the day – 35th out of 44 competitors. “I had a par streak going there, maybe three or four in a row on the front nine,” Morgan said. “I had a pretty good groove

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State Van Dyke, like LaFollette, was undefeated through much of the season in the 300-meter hurdles – on the girls’ side – and also placed second to qualify for state, clocking in at 47.6. Besides the 110-meter high hurdles and discus, Kozlowski had an opportunity to qualify in three individual events. His 200-meter time of 23.84 placed him sixth in the field. Carr, too, had a chance to qualify in a trio of events, the girls’ 200 meters, long jump and triple jump. The R-T-R sophomore came up short in both the 200 and long jump, placing fourth in each with respective marks of 26.93 seconds and 16 feet, eight inches, but got the job done in the triple jump – qualifying for her first state meet with a leap of 34’-8”. The Arrows, Eagles and Knights each had several athletes, some in multiple events, qualify for Thursday’s Section 3A meet with hopes of advancing to the seasonending meet in St. Paul, but just four of those were able to come out either on top or finish as runnerup. Many, however, were extremely close. “It was a good meet,” PAS head coach Todd Tinklenberg said. “We just missed qualifying for state in a few events, and the kids competed very well. “Part of it is youth, and competing in their first big meet, but I was very pleased with the way our boys and girls handled themselves on Thursday. It was a good way to conclude a very good season for us.” PAS’ Tia Muller (16.44 seconds) finished third in the girls’ 100meter hurdles by the slimmest of margins, bowing out to Lac qui Parle Valley’s Morgan Munsterman (16.40) by four hundredths of a second. SWC/E’s Rachel Buys (17.43)

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finished sixth in the event. Arrow eighth-grade teammate Maria Spanier, who won the girls’ 300-meter title at the Southwest Conference meet, finished fifth in the event at sections, clocking in at 48.2. Spanier’s classmate Claire Femrite gave notice that she’ll be back in the hunt for qualification for the Arrow girls’ team, as she competed well in two events and also started off the 4x200-meter relay. Femrite placed fourth in the open 400 meters in a time of 1:04.03 and finished sixth in the 200-meter dash in a time of 27.60. Teammate Brianna Rieck was 14th in the 400 at 1:06.47. R-T-R’s Breanna Olson ran well in the girls’ 800 meters, clocking in with an eighth-place time of 2:34.78, while teammate Shayna Possail posted a time of 13.66 in the girls’ 100-meter dash to place 16th overall. In the throwing events, PAS’ Lauren Houg was 10th in the girls’ shot put at a distance of 30’-6”, while SWC/E’s Megan DeRuyter threw the discus 81 feet, six inches to place 15th. On the boys’ side, PAS’ Sawyer Pals competed in three individual events – the 400 meters and the long and triple jumps. Pals’ best finish came in the long jump, where he placed sixth with a leap of 19’-1.25”. The junior was seventh in the triple jump at 39’0.5” and finished 11th in the 400 in a time of 55.66. Sophomore teammate Andrew Berg also had an 11th-place finish, clocking in at 5:02.01 in the 1,600 meters. R-T-R’s Taylor Thooft and SWC/ E’s Spencer Kiers competed with Pals in the 400-meter race, finishing 14th and 15, respectively, in times of 56.45 and 56.65.


In the field events, R-T-R’s Newt Dunblazier had a sixth-place finish in the boys’ high jump at a height of 5’-9”, while PAS senior Jamie Hartke was 11th in the shot put with a toss of 40’-7”. The area’s three teams had a host of relay entries on the afternoon, but none managed to qualify for the state meet. The Pipestone Area girls’ 4x200 team of Femrite, Spanier, Ashley Griebel and Rieck came the closest, as they placed third in a time of 1:53.28 – half a second off the pace of the T-M-B girls. The SWC/ E team of Chantel Groen, Alexis Knutson, Devin Bloemendaal and Van Dyke were seventh in the event at 1:55.36. In the 4x100-meter relay, Griebel, Muller, Malaya Senoulangraj and Amanda Fikse placed 10th for the Arrows in a time of 54.61, while Wendy Andersen, Cheyanne Kaffenbarger, Possail and Olson clocked in at 55.44 to place 13th for the Knights. SWC/E’s Knutson and Van Dyke joined forces with Chesa Vander Top and Cassie Groen to place seventh in the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 4:20.44. Eagle teammates Grace Buys, Vander Top Morgan DeRuyter and Jess Buys were 12th in the 4x800meter relay in a time of 11:00.58, while Andersen Sam Brust, Maria Weber and Olson were 13th at 11:09.68 for the Knights. The Pipestone Area 4x800-meter relay team of Berg, Pals, Tylan VanderWal and Kaleb Stevens had the best finish for the area’s boys, clocking in a 9:09.2 to place seventh. The Eagles boys were 10th in the 4x400-meter event (Daniel Baker, Steven Sandness, LaFollette and Kiers) and 11th in the 4x200-meter relay (1:42.24) with Jordan Ward in for LaFollette.

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Pipestone Area’s Tylan VanderWal strides down the home stretch during his leg of the boys’ 4x800-meter relay at Thursday’s Section 3Aa track and field meet in Pipestone. Pipestone Publishing/Kevin Kyle

The R-T-R boys were 15th in the event at 1:44.32, while Kevin Andersen, Dunblazier, Creston

Dalle and Philip Madsen clocked in at 49.51 in the 4x100-meter relay to place 16th for the Knights.

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another perennial section contend- her second home run over the er, but they had to go after it with a fence. Her 2-run blast, combined less experienced sophomore pitch- with Rachel Strandmark’s run er that threw perhaps 10 percent of scored earlier in the frame, lifted the Eagles to a 7-5 lead that held the pitches this season. “We knew the longer the game up until the Arrows’ heroics in the went on it was going to be tougher bottom of the seventh. Using their speed on the bases, and tougher for her,” Bouman said of Nettik. “She certainly didn’t throw the Arrows put five runners on as many innings as she needed to via five singles by Cassie Evans, to be in the kind of shape to pitch Petersen, Tiffany Woelber, Mikayla 17 innings, but she really threw well Enger and Schneider to force extra in both games – kept fighting and innings. The first tilt of the evening never gave us a chance to win. She got us that first win, which was huge, and approached the notion of extra in the second kept us in the game. frames, as the Arrows rode the You have to give her a lot of credit pinpoint pitching of Nettik, sound for keeping after it and working her defense and the slugging ability of Petersen to an 8-2 victory. butt off.” The Arrows were on the scoreThe Eagles opened the title game with an earlier run via a sin- board in the top of the second, gle up the middle by right fielder as Schneider drove in Tiffany Woelber. Kali Denn. The Eagles managed to take a The 1-run advantage held up until the bottom of the second brief lead, 2-1, in the bottom of the when Tasia Woelber sacrificed in third, but it was very short lived as Tiffany Woelber, who reached on the Arrows cut into the jugular in yet another infield single – tying the the top of the fourth. Petersen quickly knotted the score at 1-all. An error at second base allowed score with a towering lead-off Kannegiesser to break the deadlock home run blast to left-center field, in the top of the third, but the spir- and the slugfest ensued. Ti f f a n y ited Arrows Woelber folbounced lowed with back with a a single and marker in the eventually bottom of the fourth. The girls were, maybe, scored on fielder’s Tiffany disappointed because we achoice, while Woelber Tasia Woelber slapped didn’t go (to state) – yeah doubled in a single through the that streak is broken – but Enger with right side you can’t look at it and say a shot down the left-field of the NU they didn’t fight. line. defense, Senior promptly – Troy Bouman, L o n d y n stole second Pipestone Area head coach Swenson, base and running for advanced to Woelber, third on a advanced to passed ball. third on an L i b b y Schneider did the rest, cranking a error off the bat of Haupert, and double to the right-center field gap crossed the plate on Cassie Evans’ infield single – giving the Arrows a to tie the game at 2-all. Kannegiesser and the Eagles 5-2 lead. Enger, who was voted the Arrows responded immediately, as the pitcher/third baseman hammered Most Improved player at season’s the first of her two 2-run home runs end, doubled in Petersen in the off a tiring Nettik to put the South top of the sixth for a 6-2 PAS lead, Central Conference champions up and Petersen finished off the Eagles with a 2-run dinger in the top of the 4-2. The Arrows, however, again paid sixth to force a second game. Throughout the playoffs and a no heed and quickly surged in front with three runs on just one hit – a regular season that saw the Arrows Cassie Evans infield single – and go 19-0, no player – top to bottom, the Southwest Conference champi- starter or situational – missed a ons carried a 5-4 lead into the top beat. Tasked with whatever Coach Bouman asked of them, the Arrows of the sixth. Unfortunately for the Arrows, took pride in the team concept Kannegiesser found another Nettik throughout the season and during offering to her liking and stroked the playoffs – accounting for the

With a key league match-up against the undefeated Truman South Central Hawgs looming, the Buffalo Ridge Wildcats amateur football team kept its record spotless at 4-0 with a 52-14 victory over the Minnesota Silverbacks (St. Paul) Saturday evening in Lake Benton. Wildcat quarterback Jared Beck completed 20 passes for 319 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Wildcats’ potent air attack. Beck’s favorite target on the night was Eric Ellingsworth, who caught six passes for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Luke Tinklenberg had four catches for the Wildcats, good for 73 yards and a TD, while Cody Ness (two catches) and Joey Nelson (three catches) each caught a touchdown pass from Beck. On the ground, Noah Sanderson galloped for 88 yards on 11 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Defensively, Dan Rorvik led the Wildcats with six tackles and a quarterback sack. Drew Bunkers had four tackles and intercepted a pass, while T.J. Newgard also had a pick. Justin Nelson (fumble recovery), Skip Steinhoff, Travis Lustfield and Matt Carmody each had a sack on the night. The Silverbacks were first to score in the contest, connecting on a 40yard pass in the opening minutes to post the first points against the Wildcats this season. BR answered with 13 straight points, but the Silverbacks jumped back on top with a kickoff return for a TDto close out the first quarter. The Wildcats shut out the Silverbacks over the final three quarters and scored 39 unanswered to secure the victory. The Wildcats’ other scores this season were: 68-0 over Dodge Center; 40-0 over North Iowa and 35-0 over the Minnesota River Valley Shock. The Wildcats’ next home game is June 16 against Dodge Center.

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ABOVE: Pipestone Area second baseman Laura Rudie (right) tags out New Ulm baserunner Jill Gareis (7) during the top of the fifth ining of Game 2 of the Section 3AA championships series Thursday evening at the Marshall Softball Complex in Marshall. RIGHT: Pipestone Area left fielder Brittany Evans makes one of her several fly ball putouts in Game 2 Thursday evening in Marshall. Pipestone Publishing/Kevin Kyle

great success of the Pipestone Area program. “Every kid on the team played their role throughout the season and did their job when they were called upon,” Bouman said. “That’s a big reason why we’ve had the success we’ve had. Everyone takes their job, whether it’s pinch running, pinch batting or whatever as seriously as if they had a regular starting position. The parents accept this and accept their roles in it, as well. I’m just so proud of each and every one of those girls and for what they did for us this season.” Having a streak of six consecutive section titles could make some teams complacent and not strive as hard, season after season, to continue to achieve excellence. But the Arrows never let their past achievements cloud their present situation or how they will approach the next campaign. “Exactly,” Bouman said. “The girls were, maybe, disappointed because we didn’t go (to state) – yeah that streak is broken – but you can’t look at it and say they didn’t fight. There are a lot of teams that would have rolled over and the game would have been over before that. So, it was unbelievable. It’s the first undefeated season we’ve ever had here, and we set a lot of individual and team records this season. I know they’re going to continue to work hard this summer

and get better. We talked about that after the game. They’re just a great group of girls to coach and it was a lot of fun.”

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Game 2 NU 101 023 020 1 — 10 20 4 PA 010 130 220 0 — 9 11 4 Section 3A K-M-S 11, E/SWC 3 The Edgerton/Southwest Christian Flying Dutchmen also were tasked with having to beat their opponents twice to earn a state tournament berth. The Flying Dutchmen never made it to a second game with Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg, however, as the Saints added six markers to a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth frame to dash the Red Rock Conference champions’ dreams of advancement. The Saints struck first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second, but the Flying Dutchmen responded in the top of the fifth as Lindsey Van Dyke scored on a wild pitch. A pair of defensive errors in the bottom of the fifth pushed E/SWC further back, as the Saints managed to plate three more runs in the frame to carry a 5-1 lead into the sixth inning.

Sarah Post and Tara DeKam scored on a Breana Van Dyke single in the top of the inning to cut the deficit to two runs, but the Saints exploded with a big double and a bases-clearing triple off the bat of Brielle Hauge in the bottom half of the frame to account for the finally tally. The Flying Dutchmen finish their highly successful season with a 19-5 record.


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going, but then we got slowed down. We had a 10-minute break and I tried hitting, but I kind of lost it.” Despite the disruption, Morgan managed to beat all the fifth-place sub-section qualifiers in his foursome. “It was pretty fun to be able to play with some kids from other areas, but there wasn’t a lot of talking,” Morgan said. “We were all pretty focused the hole we were on and on playing our best golf.” For Morgan’s head coach, Steve Rops, it was the first time in several seasons that he qualified a player for the section tournament. Rops was thrilled with Morgan’s effort and happy that the Arrows’ top golfer had two days of consistent weather to play under. “”We had two days back-to-back where the weather conditions were virtually the same, which never happens, and he played the course well,” he said. “On the more difficult back, Brock actually had some good bogeys – 5 of 6-foot putts for some solid bogeys. He battled through the back and got into a good rhythm on the front nine.” Rops sees Morgan’s achievement as something not only he can build from, but also something the young Arrows can use as a platform. “He took Zach Ploeger along and really enjoyed himself,” Rops said. “I asked them what they thought of the tournament and they said, ‘Wow, the level you have to play at just to get to the state tournament is pretty darn tough.’ “As tough as our conference is, and as tough as our sub-section is, they can kind of see what they have to do. Brock isn’t shy about spreading the word, about what he saw and what he witnessed, so hopefully the team will stay after it this summer and continue to improve.” While the Arrows didn’t necessarily play up to the level Rops thought they could have played up to this season, they did achieve a lot. “We had the rounds in the 40s we’ve had in five years, the lowest team scores we had in five years and the lowest JV scores we’ve had in five years,” he said. “I guess we have more expectations now. We’re headed in the right direction, so we just have to find a way to live up to those expectations.”

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Track and Field (L-R) Claire Femrite - girls’ Most Valuable; Aaron Kozlowski - boys’ Most Valuable; Maria Spanier - girls’ Most Improved. Not pictured is D’Andre Brandt - boys’ Most Improved

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Brock Morgan - Most Valuable, Most Improved - Entire Arrow Team

Softball (L-R) Mikayla Enger - Most Improved and All-Conference Honnorable Mention, Paige Petersen - Most Valuable, All-Conference, AllSection and 2nd Team All-State. All-Conference selections not pictured are Tasia Woelber, Tiffany Woelber Amanda Haupert, Kelly Nettik and Cassie Evans (HM). All-Section selections not pictured are Tiffany Woelber, Amanda Haupert and Kelly Nettik. 1st Team All-State selections not pictured are Tasia Woelber and Tiffany Woelber. All-State honorable mention - Amanda Haupert

Baseball (L-R) Austin Evans - Top Pitcher, All-Section; Nathan Dubbelde - Mr. Defense; Matt Haraldson - All-Conference, Top Hitter, Most Valuable; Damian Skyberg - All-Conference; Jacob Derby - Most Improved; Alex Ossefoort - Most Hustle

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Public Notices Foreclosures NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 27, 2004. ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $67,200.00. MORTGAGOR(S): Jeffrey Kasprowicz and Delene Kasprowicz, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 1001958-0000010323-0. LENDER: BWM Mortgage, LLC. SERVICER: GMAC Mortgage, LLC. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed March 4, 2004, Pipestone County Recorder, as Document Number 192107. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as Successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee; Dated: January 13, 2011 filed: January 18, 2011, recorded as document number 207524. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 38 Auditor’s Plat No. 1 and the East 5 feet of Lot 3, Block 3, Doerr’s First Addition to the City of Pipestone. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 827 5th St. SW, Pipestone, MN 56164. PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 18.301.0450. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pipestone. THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $90,322.00. THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: June 28, 2012, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Main Office, Front Door of the Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center, Courthouse Annex, 416 South Hiawatha Avenue, Pipestone, MN 56164 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on December 28, 2012. “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING

OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: April 23, 2012 The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee Assignee of Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Stephanie O. Nelson - 0388918 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMEDTO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. My10,17,24,31,Jn7,14

________________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 04/14/2006. MORTGAGOR(S): Michael John Garcia, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender. SERVICER: Bank of America, N.A. MORTGAGE ID #: 10001570006633368-9. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded April 27, 2006, Pipestone County Recorder, Document No. 197152. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Dated: September 21, 2011, Recorded October 14, 2011, Pipestone County Recorder, Document No. 208899. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: All of Lot Nine (9) and the West Twenty Five (25) feet of Lot Eight (8), all in Block Twenty One (21), of Prospect Addition to the City of Jasper, Minnesota. REGISTERED PROPERTY: No. TAX PARCEL NO.: 17.500.0550. ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 217 6th Street East, Jasper, MN 56144. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pipestone. ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $43,000.00. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $42,853.84. That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice

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Jim Lentz, Superintendent Pipestone Area Schools

requirements as required by statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Front Door, Pipestone County Law Enforcement Center, City of Pipestone to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 or the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes section 580.23 is 10/19/2012 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: February 06, 2012 Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 209-7599 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16751-115655

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Front Door, Pipestone County Law Enforcement Center, City of Pipestone in said County and State. DATED: April 13, 2012. Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: Bank of America,

National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 16751-115655

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Front Door, Pipestone County Law Enforcement Center, City of Pipestone in said County and State. DATED: May 30, 2012. Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 16751-115655 Jn7

________________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: September 5, 2003. MORTGAGOR: Greg L. Gorter and Heidi Gorter, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Union Planters Bank, National Association. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded September 10, 2003 Pipestone County Recorder, Document No. 190865. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE. LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Union Planters Bank, National Association. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 212 6th Avenue Southeast, Pipestone, MN 56164. TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 18-720-2290. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 15 and 16, Block 11, Sanford’s Addition to the City of Pipestone, County of Pipestone, State of Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pipestone. ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $52,650.00. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $49,595.56. That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of


Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: July 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Office, Front Door of the Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Center, Pipestone, Minn. to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on January 7, 2013, unless the redemption period is reduced to five weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None. “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: April 24, 2012. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, Minn. 55416 (952) 925-6888 30-11694 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. My10,17,24,31,Jn7,14

________________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: November 15, 2005. MORTGAGOR: Ronald L. Nielsen and Melissa C. Nielsen, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded November 16, 2005 Pipestone County Recorder, Document No. 196284. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Sovereign Bank, N.A. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100091000000019552.

LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: SLM Financial Corporation DBA Sallie Mae Home Loans RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Sovereign Bank, N.A. Formerly Known As Sovereign Bank. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 408 Southeast 7th Avenue, Pipestone, Minn. 56164. TAX PARCEL I.D. #:18.720.3850. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The South Sixteen (16) feet of Lot Fifteen (15) and all of Lots Sixteen (16) and Seventeen (17) in Block Eighteen (18) of Sanford’s Addition to the City of Pipestone, County of Pipestone, State of Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pipestone. ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $80,000.00. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $81,260.49. That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: July 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Office, Front Door of the Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Center, Pipestone, Minn. to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on January 22, 2013, unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None. “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: May 9, 2012. Sovereign Bank, N.A. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, Minn. 55416 (952) 925-6888 90-2716 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. My24,31,Jn7,14,21,28



Pipestone Area Schools is seeking bids for lighting of the football field and parking area at Paulsen Field athletic complex. Existing poles (10) at the football field and bike path shall be taken down and placed at the owners designated location with the exception of the center pole on the west side of the field. This pole shall remain in place with current fixtures and wiring removed. New lighting shall be installed to meet 50 foot candles of constant light level for the field. Supply and install a 40 foot pole with three 1500 watt luminaries for the parking area. Specifications for this project are available on request. For questions, call Maintenance Supervisor, Cal Jans, at 507-215-7925.

(PIPESTONE AREA SCHOOLS) Pipestone Area Schools is accepting bids for a 4 wheel drive Chevrolet Suburban LS or equivalent. Minimum options to include; 1500 chassis, 9 passenger, power windows, power locks; power seats, rear heat, rear air, air, tilt cruise, AM/FM/CD player. Bidders may request additional information through the Maintenance Supervisor, Cal Jans at (507)215-7925. Please submit bids to Deb Bierstedt 1401 7th St. SW, Pipestone, MN 56164 by noon on Friday June 15, 2012, at which time the bids will be opened and reviewed. Bids received after this time will be returned unopened. Bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “BID ENCLOSED” and marked with the bidders name. Pipestone Area Schools reserves the right to reject any or all bids received.

Submit bids by 12:00 noon, June 22, 2012 to Pipestone Area Schools, Attn: Deb Bierstedt, 1401 7th St. SW, Pipestone, MN 56164. Pipestone Area Schools reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


Jim Lentz Superintendent Pipestone Area Schools 63402

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