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KASSON-MANTORVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 204 BOARD MINUTES Kasson-Mantorville School District 204 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes May 21, 2012 School Board Chair Chris McKern called the regular School Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Ed Multi-Purpose Room. Board members Jill Minette-Stacey, Guy Paradise, Kent Harfmann, Chris McKern, Candy Ellingworth, Judy Thompson, Ryan Thomas, and student board representative James Pathoulas were present. Superintendent Mark D. Matuska, Business Manager Bob Hasz, Curriculum Coordinator Marilyn Bongers, Grounds & Maintenance JJ Williams, Activities Director Aaron Wilke, Community Education Director Janelle Kirsch, and Principals Jerry Reker, Michelle Krell, and Al Hodge were also present. After Mr. Matuska mentioned two personnel item addendums, Guy Paradise made a motion, seconded by Candy Ellingworth, to approve the agenda. Motion passed unanimously. School Board Chair Chris McKern introduced the recipients for ‘KoMet Kommendations’ recognizing the following with a KoMet Koin for their outstanding achievements and/or dedication to K-M Schools: Honesty Kim (5th) found and returned a cell phone; Christie (8th) & Sam (8th) found and turned in money Kim Angulo Christie Peet Sam McMillin Art Show “Best of Show� Medal Recipients Riley Swarthout Derek Wiebke National FCCLA Advancers Madi McAndrews Emily Ellingworth Stephanie Zemanek Briana Griffin Olivia Thornburg Lauren Starkson Kennedy Minderman Aranxta Herandez 2012 DEKALB Ag Accomplishment Award Recipient Isaac Whiteaker Community Service Bob Pike Crisis Core Team Member Pastor Marie Anderson Pearson Foundation’s “Read for My School Campaign� Amy’s participation with this campaign resulted in 500 books being donated to ES. Amy Krahn KAAL TV’s Excellent Educator Beth Postier Section 1AAA Coach of the Year Ryan Haraldson AA Dance Coach of the Year Karen Besch MN Teacher of the Year Semi-finalist Jana Southwick Extra Effort Appreciation Keith Stachowitz Coaches vs. Cancer Matt Rosaaen Ryan Haraldson Chris Otterness Jared Pittman Slone Suess Karen Besch Jill Minette-Stacey made a motion, seconded by Judy Thompson, to approve the following donations to K-M Schools. The motion passed unanimously. K-M Telecom - $36,000 to K-M Telecom Stadium Country Carpets - $1800 to K-M Challenge Fund ZVRC – an iPad to 7-12 Golf Program Olmsted Co. Public Health Dept - $3500 to District Nurse Program Football Boosters - $500 to Weight Room & $1000 for practice equipment Girls Softball Booster - $1968.37 to additional coaching salary Wrestling Boosters - $1700 to Wrestling coach positions K-M Youth Basketball - $225 to replace popcorn machine in concessions General Mills Box Tops - $1722.80 to Elementary School Kwik Trip - $35.97 to K-M Community Actions Class/Gift of Life Transplant House Eastwood Bank - $100.00 to K-M Community Actions Class/Gift of Life Transplant House Program Highlights were presented by VREP students, High School Advisory, Middle School Advisory, and High School World Language. James Pathoulas was recognized and presented with a plaque for his service to the School Board as student representative for the 2011-2012 School Year. He expressed his gratitude for his opportunity to serve in an appreciation essay he read to the Board. Candy Ellingworth updated that the Personnel Committee met last on May 14, 2012, and finalized the Superintendent’s evaluation structure. The evaluation itself is being compiled for review at the June 4 Board Work Session. The Negotiations Committee has two contracts to finalize at the June 4 Board Work Session: Curriculum Coordinator and Support Staff. The Land & Facilities Committee discussed and listed building priorities at the May 7 Work Session. They determined at that time that a list of building priorities from the public community would be more helpful. The next Land & Facilities Committee Meeting will be scheduled soon, and there will be a discussion on how to involve the public community in listing their facility priorities. District-wide administration, counselors, and social workers provided an Olweus deployment update for the Board as requested by the Board in December 2011. Superintendent Matuska provided feedback on bullying, suicide awareness, and self-advocacy. He also outlined details on further implementation of bullying prevention, suicide prevention, and self-advocacy for the near future. A request for funding was presented by K-M FCCLA Advisors, Rob Hamlin and Lorri Starkson. This request was moved ahead on the agenda due to length of the Board Meeting. They request any portion of funding to aid the cost of attending the national conference they qualified for. The Board agreed policy 412.1KM Student Contests and Conventions prohibits them from directly approving this request. Chris invited the FCCLA Advisors to address the Policy Committee specifically at the next Policy meeting. A suggestion was also made to FCCLA to request funding for registration fees only. Jeff Seeley from Ehlers Finance provided the Board with the sale report outlining General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds, Series 2012A. He was moved up in the agenda order due to the length of the Board meeting, and he had traveled from the Twin Cities area. Candy Ellingworth made a motion, seconded by Ryan Thompson, to adopt, by roll-call vote, the resolution authorizing the issuance and awarding the sale of the Alternative Facilities Bonds for $570,000.00. Motion passed unanimously. The Board received its first response to a memo sent out mid-February 2012 to Governor Dayton, Senator Senjem, and Representative Quam. This communication was a letter from Senator Senjem who offered to come to a School Board Meeting and discuss his letter contents. The Board agreed to invite him to the July 2, 2012, School Board Work Session. Public input was provided by Mike Meinerts. Ryan Thomas made a motion, seconded by Jill Minette-Stacey, to approve the bills. The motion carried unanimously. Ryan Thomas made a motion, seconded by Jill Minette-Stacey, to approve the consent agenda, which included May 7, 2012, School Board Work Session minutes, along with the following personnel and open enrollment items.


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OPEN ENROLLMENT FROM K-M to: Triton – one EC, one 3rd gr, one 8th gr TO K-M from: Byron – one 6th gr Rochester – one 3rd gr, one 4th gr, one 6th gr Triton – one kdgr Kent Harfmann made a motion, seconded by Judy Thompson to approve the District #204 Grades K-3 Literacy Plan presented by Principal Michelle Krell. Motion passed unanimously. Guy Paradise made a motion, seconded by Candy Ellingworth, to approve, by roll-call vote, the Community Education Director contract for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. The motion passed unanimously. Candy Ellingworth made a motion, seconded by Kent Harfmann, to approve Blooming Prairie High School District #756 Application for Cooperative Sponsorship in MSHSL Hockey. Motion passed unanimously. Judy Thompson made a motion, seconded by Kent Harfmann, to adopt, by roll-call vote, Resolution to Renew Membership in Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). Motion passed unanimously. Candy Ellingworth made a motion, seconded by Jill Minette-Stacey, to adopt, by roll-call vote, Resolution Authorizing Withdrawal from SEMVA. Motion passed unanimously with the agreement that an update for online class opportunities will be brought to the July 2, 2012, School Board Work Session. Ryan Thomas made a motion, seconded by Judy Thompson, to approve revised 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Budgets and Capital Plan. Motion passed unanimously. The first reading of Health and Safety Policy 807 was completed. This policy is scheduled to be adopted at the June 4, 2012, School Board Work Session. Candy Ellingworth made a motion, seconded by Jill Minette-Stacey, to approve the List of 2012 Graduates eligible to receive a diploma. Motion passed unanimously. The next School Board Work Session will be June 4, 2012, 7:00 p.m., District Board Room 110. The next Regular School Board Meeting will be June 11, 2012, 7:00 p.m., Community Ed Building. Jill Minette-Stacey made a motion, seconded by Ryan Thomas, to adjourn the meeting at 10:51 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. Respectfully submitted, Kent Harfmann, Clerk Kasson-Mantorville Schools District 204

Olde Tyme Days Mantorville will be having its annual Olde Tyme Days June 30th and July 1st with many events to help the young and young at heart to reminisce. A farmers market will be available for a small charge both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Vendors are being sought. There will be two classes for the large old tractors for the tractor pull in Riverside Park. Fun and games are scheduled on Clay Street between 4th and 5th Streets. The kids’ tractor pull is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. -12 noon. Prizes will be awarded for kids games held in the lot of the former Relay Station. A kiddie parade will be held and a melodrama will be performed Sunday afternoon. There will be other fun games such as the Mantorville Taxi Race for adults 16 years and older. This is a wheelbarrow race with two participants, one male and one female. The driver is blindfolded and the passenger must give directions through an obstacle course. Sign up early in the alley between 4th and 5th Streets. There will be an ax throw behind the Sherriff’s garage on both days. Food booths will be set up and vendors are welcome. The Welcome Center and shops will be open. Many sponsors are helping to make this event possible. More information is available by contacting the Mantorville Chamber of Commerce. 24-27sh

Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Mantorville City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 25, 2012 to consider the adoption of franchise fees on the local gas and electric utility companies for the City of Mantorville. MN State Statutes 216B.36 authorizes a City to collect a fee from the utility company to raise revenue or defray increased municipal costs accruing as a result of utility operations or both. The public hearing will begin at 6:45 PM. All interested persons should attend. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit a written statement, please submit them to the City via email;, or mail your written comments to City of Mantorville, PO Box 188, Mantorville, MN 55955. All written statements will be presented to the City Council at the public hearing. Additional information can be obtained from the City website, Camille C. Reber City Clerk Treasurer


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Hanson, Brooke Hendrickson, Andrew Marshall, Devin Murphy, Rochelle Swanson, Micah Thorson, Brian Thorstenson, and Michael Voltin. From West Concord; Dune Avery, Shelby Bucher, Diana Grimmell, Rachael Linscott, and Trevor Ness. From Claremont; Hallie Free Family Oriented Concert in the Park will be held Kallembach, Sheri Kallembach, Rachel Lyke. From Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. on the outdoor stage at the Scholarship recipients for the University of Wisconsin- Sargeant; Angela Henry. Seventh Day Baptist Church in the heart of Dodge Center at Eau Claire have been announced. Courtney Benson, a senior 203 East Main Street. from Mantorville, received the Ruth Foster Scholarship. Stained Glass is a music ministry of Seventh Day Baptist’s Concordia College in Moorhead, MN has released the names that started in the mid-1990s and has been revived with a of Spring 2012 graduates. Graduating was Allison fresh vision. The Stained Glass music ministry had ten years St. Cloud State University has announced the names of Hauschild, of Kasson, with a degree in Elementary of dynamic outreach with a new CD recording and national students whose academic achievement placed them on the Education. Cassie Dorschner, of Mantorville, graduated May 12, 2012 tour each summer. Through CDs and ministry concerts, spring 2012 semester Dean's List. From this area are Katelyn from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph. She thousands of people were reached with the gospel of Jesus Weaver of Kasson, and Aaron Gamm of Mantorville. Christ and faith-building messages of encouragement. After Gustavus Adolphus College has announced the spring received a Bachelor of Arts degree in nutrition. Union College in Lincoln, NE held commencement cere- a few years without this type of ministry, Stained Glass offisemester Dean's List. Stephanie Marquardt from monies to award spring 2012 degrees. Athens Gwin of Dodge cially started again last year through the efforts of a small Mantorville has earned this recognition. group of committed believers and God’s provision, and is Minnesota State University Moorhead has named students Center received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Minnesota State University Mankato held commencement sponsored by the agencies of the Seventh Day Baptist to the 2012 spring semester Dean's List. Included from West May 5, 2012. Jala Mvula of Kasson received a Bachelor of Women’s Board and Missionary Society. Concord is Zachary Haltvick. This year, the new Stained Glass group has six college-age The University of North Dakota has released the spring Arts in International Relations and Lauren McCarty of members from across the country who will be touring 2012 semester academic honors. Ben Buchl of Kasson is Mantorville, received a Bachelor of Science in Political throughout the Midwest and Eastern US this summer to share included on both the Dean's List and the President's Honor Science, Magna Cum Laude, and a BS in Psychology, Magna their music and minister to those who hear it. Gabriella Cum Laude. Roll. Christina Hurley of Dodge Center, received a doctor of Alonzo and Aaron Andries, Washington DC area; Cheyane Honors Day was recently held at St. Olaf College. Two Blevins, Milton, WI; Jessica Chroniger, Shiloh, NJ; and Kasson-Mantorville grads were recognized; Jacob Medicine degree during Creighton University's winter com- Lance Greene, Dodge Center, MN; provide vocals and mencement held on May 12, 2012. Hauschild and Christopher Paradise. Taylor Kindschy of Hayfield graduated with a Bachelor of instrumentals. Tim Lawton, Westerly, RI; is the sound techArea students were placed on the spring 2012 Dean's List Science in Business Administration from the University of nician. Althea Rood, Stephanie Sholtz, Dodge Center, MN; at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Included on this and Lauren and Cindy DuBois, Shiloh, NJ; are the coordinalist are; Michael Anderson and Derek Siercks both of Wisconsin-Stout in May 2012. Vermillion Community College has released the names of tors for the ministry, with Ben Calhoun, Elgin, IL; and JackByron, Megan Born of Dodge Center, Nicolette Lippert of son Butler, Milton, WI; producing the recorded project and Kasson and Nathan Kukson, Darin Lund and Jenna spring 2012 grads. Christopher Meitzner was an Honors Janet Butler, Milton, WI; handling administrative duties. Graduate both in Backcountry Guide, CERT, and Taxidermy, Saunders, all of Pine Island. The band gathered in Washington, DC, this past January to The following area students were placed on the South DIP. work on songs they had written and chose their favorites to Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN has Dakota State University's Spring 2012 Dean's List. They are; record and perform. They traveled to Elgin, IL, in March to Kacy Magnus of Blooming Prairie, Tyler Baumbach of announced the spring semester 2012 graduates. Samantha record their new album with producers Ben Calhoun and Janay Koen of Kasson graduated with a Bachelor of Science Byron, Laura Johnson of Mantorville, Katherine Heeren of Jackson Butler. They gathered again in early June to in Management. Pine Island, and Madeline Smith of West Concord. Kyle Auringer, of Mantorville, received a Bachelor of Arts rehearse in Milton, WI. The album, Renewed & Ready, Samantha Koen, of Kasson, has been placed on the spring spans a wide range of genres with 14 uplifting original songs 2012 semester high honors Dean's List at Southwest degree in Biology during commencement held May 13, 2012 that share the message of hope found only in Jesus Christ. at Saint John's University in Collegeville, MN. Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. After the June rehearsals, Stained Glass gathered in midKayla Pingel of Mantorville received a Bachelor of Arts Riverland Community College has released the honors list June alongside those training with the Summer Christian Serfor the spring 2012 semester. Darah Andrist of Kasson was degree, Arts and Sciences, Latin American Studies from vice Corps. After rehearsing, recording, training, and spirituUniversity of Wisconsin-Eau Claire during spring commenceinclude on the President's List. al preparation, Stained Glass will be touring from June 23rd Teagan Ford, of Mantorville, has been named to the ment services May 19, 2012. to July 23rd. After the tour, they will travel to Buckhannon, Spring 2012 Dean's List at Ripon College. WV, to take their music to the Seventh Day Baptist General Rochester Community and Technical College has Taylor McCall, of Mantorville, a student at the College of Conference meetings. announced students placed on the spring 2012 Dean's List. Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, has been recognized as part of From Kasson are; Laura Arndt, Janelle Bram, Keren the winning team of the St. Benedict/St. John's University Cevallos, Eric Christians, Heather Churchward, Mandy Student Employee Team of the year for her work with the CSB Cummings, Steven DeRaad, Cristina Elton, Samantha Jo and SJU Bookstores. 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Join us for our second season of K-M Traveling Youth Football!

Precinct 2 (Center)

Structured practices in Kasson including conditioning, skill development, and full contact.

That part of the City lying between Main St and 16th St., and that area north of East Veterans Memorial Highway and south of 16th St.

Precinct 1 (North)

5-7 games against SE MN area teams, including season-ending Jamboree in Waseca for 3-4 and 5th grades. Playoffs for 6th grade. Divided by grade level in next school year: Grades 3-4 • Grade 5 • Grade 6


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That part of the City lying north of 16th St.

All precincts will vote at the Kasson-Mantorville High School Northwest Gym at 101 16th St NE 26c






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ing Celebrat h The Mantorville Theatre Company presents... our 40t f Season o s! ‘She Aspired to Greater Things or ‘Up the River Without a Paddle (boat) ma Melodra Drama abounds as we traverse the mighty Mississippi on the Fading River Queen June 15 - July 1, 2012


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Tickets: $9 Adults $8 Students & Seniors

Robert (Bob) Sorenson of Kasson played a familiar role when the Mantorville Melo-dramas started 40 years ago. Bob did not miss a performance at the keyboard for many years.

ALL PERFORMANCES: Friday & Saturday 7:30 P.M. • Sunday 2:00 P.M.

For Reservations, call 635-5420. Dinner Theatre Reservations with the Hubbell House at 635-2331. Buy tickets on-line at

Mantorville Theatre Company marks 40th season by Randy Carlsen The Mantorville Theatre Company is contagious. Just ask people like Karl Huppler, Sandra Hennings Miller, Bob Soland or Cheryl Frarck. Each has played varied roles in the theatre. They are part of the reason why the theatre company is in its 40th season at the historic opera house. To commemorate the 40th season the Mantorville Theatre Company board has selected four favorite shows. Karl Huppler has acted in all four shows, including the one running now, "She Aspired to Greater Things" or "Up the River Without a Paddle(boat). Karl has been involved in melodramas for three decades. He designed sets for the stage and then took to the stage. In fact he even credits the melodrama for introducing him to his wife of 29 years, Lynette. In fact, no fewer than seven couples have met on stage and married over the years. Karl's most popular role has been that of the villain. "I like putting on a completely different face," said Karl. "As a villain I felt like I could control the audience." Sandra Hennings Miller of Byron is a retired teacher and theatre coach and has supported the Mantorville theatre as an actress, costumer, playwright, director and board member. Sanda said her love for the stage has not waivered since she first took an interest in the eighth grade. Sandra recruited one of her former students, Laura Kuisle to get involved in the Mantorville theatre. Entering her junior year in college at Mankato State, Laura perhaps represents the enthusiasm for the next generation that will allow the theatre to continue to thrive. Last year Laura

Written & Directed by: Cheryl Frarck

One of the Mantorville Theatre Companies recent performance.

directed her first melodrama, ""Curse You Jack Dalton". "It was exciting to direct my first melodrama," said Laura. "The cast and crew made it an enjoyable experience for me." Cheryl Frarck has been around the Mantorville theatre since the Robert (Bob) Sorenson era. If you remember Bob then you may remember the first melodramas 40 years ago. He was the man on the keyboard from day one and did not miss playing at a performance for many years. Cheryl first directed a melodrama in 1977 and estimates that over the years she has directed 400 productions (not all melodramas) and written 12 melodramas. Cheryl is a high school English teacher who after directing high school plays and theatre for five years did not feel like she knew enough so she went back to school to get her masters degree in theatre. " I enjoyed the Mantorville community and how the people bought into this unique environment called the melodrama," said Cheryl. Bob Soland was recruited by Cheryl and he too met his wife Jennifer through the theatre. It took some convincing by Cheryl for Bob to give up his Thursday night softball for the melodrama. Bob acted in his first show in 1986 and was hooked. What impresses Bob about the theatre is the fact there are so many dedicated people involved who have taken "ownership" in the theatre. Jeremy Kittleson has been on the stage since the age of six and had not even heard of the melodrama until shortly before he tried out two years ago. He admitted the experience was unlike any other he had on the stage. From the first time he hit the stage Jeremy said he could feel the real spirit of the community. "What makes the melodrama unique is the predictability of the structure," said Cheryl. There is the hero and heroine, villain and villainess and the good guy always wins in the end. The audience also becomes a part of the production. They are

encouraged to boo and hiss the villain and cheer for the hero. The rag time music is also an important part of every production. There are no dramatic plots or story lines. In fact, Cheryl commented, "You should be able to figure out the story in the first five, 10 minutes". Sandra called the Mantorville Opera House "a home away from home". "We are creating something that brings pleasure to other people. We get e-mails and letters from people who are just passing through and they will comment how they have been touched by the melodrama. That's the reward I get," she added. Cheryl jumps in and adds, "We do it for the money". The groups breaks out in laughter because, of course, there is no payroll for the the cast and crew. Jeremy has always liked entertaining people and for him the rewards are the smiles from the audience and making them feel good. Bob Soland commented that it's like going fishing and not catching anything and then one day you get the big one. Being on stage allows you to experience that one moment when you captivate the audience and the actor feels a special "rush". Sandra insists the melodrama is simply something they are creating that gives pleasure to other people. Simple! "I think the memories and friendships are what make the melodramas special for me," said Laura. Will the Mantorville Theatre Company survive another 40 years? Cheryl Frarck believes melodrama and the community of Mantorville were meant to be. "The consistency of the program and the dedicated people will keep this going," said Cheryl. "We are unique".

These six people represent the past, present and future of the Mantorville Melodrama. Cheryl Frarck and Sandra Hennings Miller (front) and Karl Huppler and Bob Soland represent the many years of involvment and Laura Kuisle and Jeremy Kittleson represent the present and could play a key role in the continued success of 40 years of melodramas in Mantorville.

Congratulations to the Mantorville Theatre Company on their 40th Anniversary! Country Carpets

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Congratulations to the

Mantorville Theatre Company Senator David Senjem Office: 651 296-3903 Toll Free: 888-509-1290 E-Mail: sen.david.senjem@senate.m

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Mantorville Mayor Luke Nash read a proclamation recognizing the premiere of the 40th season of the Mantorville Theatre.

Karl Huppler (far left) and Bob Soland (far right) escorted groups of people dining at the Hubbell House by limousine to the Opera House for the premiere showing of “She Aspired to Greater Things” or “Up the River Without a Paddle(Boat) Friday night. They are pictured with Jane and John Olive and Glenn and Carla Webster. The Hubbell House offers a “Dinner and A Show” special for each performance.

A toast to the premiere of the 40th season of the Mantorville Theatre Company Friday night.

The Turkey River All Stars performed Friday evening before the start of the 40th season of the Mantorville Theatre Company

A scene from “She Aspired to Greater Things”. Pictured are Rachel Soland (Miss Millicent Lovely), Captain Willoughby Sternwheeler (Patrick Jager) and Agatha (Priscilla Ruemping). This is an early morning scene in the lobby of the Fading River Queen.

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She believes home buyers are so much more knowledgeNancy Tobiason of Mantorville has been selling real estate for able today because they can do on-line research on a propEdina Realty for five years. She has worked for other companies, but erty. That means the real estate agent has to be on top of the real estate had always been in the back of her mind. research as well. Nancy graduated from Bloomington Kennedy High School and Nancy recalls the first property she sold. "I had to do a comments that after living in a small community would never go walk through that evening with a couple on a home I had back to that living environment. After graduating she worked for sold," she said. A few hours earlier she had been notified her Control Data in the Twin Cities in the cost performance management brother John of Hayfield had been killed in Iraq. field, for government defense projects and quality facilitator using In looking back at the last five years Nancy said she has six sigma. no regrets about the career change to Edina Realty. It’s a She brought her quality control background to this area and great time to make a housing change. Rates are at an all time worked for Schmidt Printing in Byron. She was involved in helping low and home prices seem to be stabilizing. "I was never in consolidate the Rochester plant to Byron. In her 12 years at Schmidt it to make big money," said Nancy. "I get more gratification Nancy held several leadership positions, the most recent as a press from seeing new homeowners get into a home they are going room manager overseeing 100 men and three women for three to enjoy for years to come." shifts. Today most of Nancy’s business is from referrals. While Nancy said the job was very rewarding and she liked the Customers she has worked with are telling others, which she people, it demanded a huge time commitment. There would be midfeels is one of the best compliments a real estate agent can dle of the night meetings and at times it seemed like she was workNancy Tobiason, Realtor receive. ing all three shits. When not working or spending time with her family Nancy Ten years ago Nancy was appointed guardian of her nieces, Abi, has been involved in the community as well. She is chair of Sarah and Katie. That helped make Nancy's career change decithe Marigold Days Parade, treasurer of the dance team sion. Nancy has two older children, Emily, and Adam, who are now booster club and sings in the guitar group at Holy Family Catholic Church. married. She has one grandchild, with two more on the way. Even though Nancy Tobiason has had to overcome tragedies throughout Nancy insists the career change helped bring stability to home. "I can set my own schedule and my time is more flexible and manageable," she said. As her adult life she is upbeat and positive. As her business directory ad states, the kids have become more involved in activities Nancy has been able to bal- "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood". For more information contact Nancy at Edina Realty, nancytobiason@edinareance career with family. One aspect of selling real estate that is not any different than her other work or call 421-6473. experiences is the opportunity to meet and work with many different people. Nancy recalled purchasing her first house in 1983 and she did not feel she had the best guidance as a first time home buyer. "I try and make sure the buyers Real Estate Agent: Nancy Tobiason • Phone: 507-421-6473 and the sellers understand all the details of the sale," said Nancy. "Being honEmail: est and open with people is so important."






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SELF-HAUL DISPOSAL WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES: Households and Businesses can bring trash, debris, recyclables, and yard waste to the Dodge County Transfer Station and Recycling Center located between Kasson and Mantorville, 62236 240th Ave. Phone (507)-634-7875 or toll free at (888)-600-5169. Hours: 8 AM to 6 PM Monday, 8 AM to 3 PM Tuesday - Friday, and 8 AM to Noon Saturday. No cost for recyclables but fees are charged for other items.





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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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 17, 2006 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $209,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Tamara J. Kennedy, a married person MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed February 22, 2006, Dodge County Recorder; Document No. A164917 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: none LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: A tract of land lying in the SE 1/4 Section 15, Township 108, Range 16, Dodge County, Minnesota described by: Commencing at the NE corner thereof running thence due South along the East line thereof for a distance of 275.0 feet, thence North 87 degrees 39' West for a distance of 486.00 feet for a point of beginning of the land to be described, thence continuing North 87 degress 39' West for a distance of 600.00 feet, thence South 2 degrees 21' West 217.8 feet, thence South 87 degrees 39' East 600.00 feet, thence North 2 degrees 21' East to the point of beginning STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 25891 542nd Street, West Concord, MN 55985 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dodge County, Minnesota THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $215,625.97 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all preforeclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; 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 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Dodge County Sheriff’s office, 22 East Sixth Street, Mantorville, Minnesota to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on January 14, 2013. “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 17, 2012 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Mortgagee REITER & SCHILLER, P.A. By: /s/ Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq. N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. James J. Pauly, Esq. Brian F. Kidwell, Esq. Steven R. Pennock, Esq. Curt N. Trisko, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee 25 North Dale Street St. Paul, MN 55102-2227 (651) 209-9760 (E7834) THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE FORECLOSURE DATA Minn. Stat. § 580.025 (1) Street Address, City and Zip Code of Mortgaged Premises: 25891 542nd Street, West Concord, MN 55985


(2) Transaction Agent: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (3) Name of Mortgage Originator (Lender): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (4) Residential Servicer: Wells Fargo 800-416-1472 (5) Tax Parcel Identification Number: 14-015-0500 (6) Transaction Agent’s Mortgage ID Number (MERS number) None R:22-27c


A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: May 2, 2012 U.S. 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, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 19-3135 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. V:23-28c V:23-28c May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: April 23, 2010 MORTGAGOR: Jeffrey P. Koivu and Amie M. Koivu, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Homeservices Lending, LLC Series A DBA Edina Realty Mortgage. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded April 30, 2010 Dodge County Recorder, Document No. 186800. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.. And thereafter assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Homeservices Lending, LLC Series A DBA Edina Realty Mortgage RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1103 8TH Street Northwest, Kasson, MN 55944 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 24.116.0030 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 3, Block 1, Bigelow-Voigt Second Subdivision, City of Kasson, Dodge County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dodge ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $144,840.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $149,913.37 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 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 1580 Hwy 55, Lobby #S-100, Hastings, MN 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

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LEGAL NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 23, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $139,600.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Andrew P. Cummings, a married man MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as a nominee for Homestead Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: March 06, 2007 Dodge County Recorder Document Number: A170698 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Aurora Bank FSB Dated: March 21, 2012 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10007542 0060043849 Lender or Broker: Homestead Mortgage Corporation Residential Mortgage Servicer: Aurora Bank, FSB Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dodge Property Address: 301 5th Ave NE, Kasson, MN 55944-1532 Tax Parcel ID Number: 24.578.0010 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 1, Block 1, Sunrise Second Addition, in the CIty of Kasson, Dodge County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $146,057.24 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 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, Dodge County Courthouse, 22 E 6th Street, Mantorville, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney 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. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on December 21, 2012, or the next business day if December 21, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 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. 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

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USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: May 09, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Aurora Bank FSB Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 024623F01 I:20-25c

Olde Tyme Days in Mantorville

Olde Tyme Days in Mantorville!! What could be sweeter than a summer's day spent in the company of friends with entertainments to please everyone? TWO days of fun, frivolous costumes and unplugged festivities! This year's Olde Tyme Days has been expanded to two full days. The Mantorville Area Chamber of Commerce has set aside June 30 and July 1 for this year's tribute to Mantorville's earlier pastimes. Festivities begin on Friday night at the Cooper's Log Cabin behind the Restoration House on Main Street with a beer tasting. Remembering the old Baltz7 and Elmer's Pool Hall that existed until 1958 on the site of the present County Sheriffs Garage, refreshments and entertainment will be NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT offered from 6PM until 8PM. Tickets are $20.00. OF MORTGAGE The 40th season of melodramas presented by the ManFORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale torville Theater Company is already underway. Don't miss scheduled for June 21, 2012 at their production of "She Aspires to Greater Things" on Fri11:00 AM has been postponed to day, Saturday and Sunday. Go to for July 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the show info and ticket sales. Sheriff's Main Office, Dodge On Saturday, new activities abound! Kids' Pedal Pull and County Courthouse, 22 E 6th Pedal Car Show begin at 10:00 a.m. The First Annual Street, Mantorville, Minnesota in Olde Tyme Days Period Costume Extravaganza and said County and State. Competition is open to all comers. Members of the MinDATED: June 12, 2012 nesota Society of Costumers as well as favorite local characASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: ters will be on hand, showing off their finery throughout the Aurora Bank FSB Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. day. Also new to the unplugged competitions will be a "Taxi Attorneys for Assignee Race." Imagine the rider in a wheelbarrow giving directions Of Mortgagee: to a blindfolded driver as they wind their way through an Lawrence A. Wilford obstacle course. Imagine lots of laughing. Get your team James A. Geske together now for this wild ride! 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Need a less hazardous game to while away the afternoon? Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 The Mantorville Saloon will host a Bean Bag Tournament (651) 209-3300 both Saturday and Sunday. No blindfolds needed here, just a File Number: 024623F01 B:26c steady hand and a clear head. Sunday starts off with a roar with an Antique Tractor Show on 5th Street and an Antique Tractor Pull at Riverside Park at 9:00 a.m. Slowest Tractor Race follows at 1 p.m. Slow and steady wins this contest which is complete with trophies. Speaking of unplugged activities, Children's Games will be hosted on the lawn near the Greek Revival House on 4th Street, on Sunday. Come and see how an afternoon was spent by grandma and grandpa. You'll be surprised at the fun you will have. No batteries required. Stop by the Mantorville Dog Park tent, too. See what you can do to help this group establish a park for our four footed friends. There are sure to be a few dogs there to show All seniors are welcome to off a few tricks. Sunwood Senior Dining. A donaFor those of us who prefer less strenuous diversions, livtion of $3.50 for 60 & over and ing history displays will be set up at the Restoration House. $6.00 for under 60. Open to the See examples of farming and household equipment and public. Call 634-7526 for details. practices that were used in this area "back in the day." If you Serving time: 11:30. Bingo 10:30 want to connect with your creative inner self, stop by the a.m. Tuesday & Friday mornings Art Guild for an outdoor show and demos of several forms before lunch. of artwork. And of course, no Mantorville event is complete PLEASE RETURN ALL RE-USEABLE CONTAINERS without good homemade food and refreshments. There will Empty food, rinse and return be brats, hot dogs and tacos for sale next to the Opera trays, cups, bowls, lids on next House both Saturday & Sunday. delivery day. So mark you calendars, June 30 & July 1. Olde Tyme Days in Mantorville. JUNE 20- JUNE 27 Unplugged fun for everyone! WEDNESDAY: Chicken ala Call 507-273-8499 or King, biscuit, peas, carrot coin for additional information. salad, fruit cup THURSDAY: Vegetable beef barley soup, egg salad sandwich, marinated veggies, double pistachio cake FRIDAY: Salisbury steak, ALT: Baked cod, confetti rice, broccoli, pineapple/peach, pudAgStar Financial Services, ACA, with promotional assisding tance from the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, MONDAY: Ham balls, ALT: Minnesota Dairy Initiative and Southwest Minnesota Farm Ground beef pattie, mashed Business Management Association, has partnered with the potatoes, baked beans and University of Minnesota Extension to present a new workshop, “Employment Skills for Today – Planning for apple, oatmeal crispie TUESDAY: Beef pot roast Success” in various locations throughout the state. These full-day workshops offer practical information and with vegetables, Waldorf gelatin salad, Wheat dinner roll, strategies to help farm families handle the regulatory and management aspects associated with a hired workforce. fresh fruit These workshops are open to producers in all industries. WEDNESDAY: Baked chickThe workshop participants will gain a greater understanden, yams, Italian blend vegeta- ing of legal and tax issues related to labor workforce manbles, pudding agement. Specifically, the sessions will address tasks 26 employers must complete to properly document workers, maintaining effective communication with employees, the hiring process and employee compensation. In addition, because the industry is experiencing great diversity in the workforce, a section of the workshop will address important cultural differences for employer awareness. An “Employment Skills for Today – Planning for • Find everything you Success” workshop is scheduled locally in Rochester for need in the classifieds June 21, 2012 at UCR-Heintz Center (Room number TBA), 1926 College View Road SE. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided. • Save time and money by The workshops are free, but space is limited. To register, searching the classifieds. please call AgStar at 866-577-1831.



AgStar partners with U of M Extension to offer labor management workshops

JUNE 2012

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Coffee Get-Togethers and Newly Bereaved Program Go online before the newspaper comes in your mail box and check out this weekends garage sales!

Call the D.C.I. Office for Classified Ads

507-634-7503 by Noon on Friday

with exception of Monday Holidays!


Newly Bereaved Program This gathering is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one within the last three months. Join others to share stories, explore grief journeys, discuss self-care activities & learn about available resources.

Coffee Get-Togethers A drop-in time to share with others who are experiencing grief.

Seasons Hospice Center for Grief Education & Support


Dodge County Independent, Kasson, MN

In Chatfield First Thursday of every month June 7 - 9:00-10:00 am Chosen Valley Assisted Living

Third Thursday of every month June 21 - 12:00 - 2:00 pm Both of these meetings will be held at the Seasons Hospice Office

Third Thursday of every month June 21 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm Seasons Hospice Office

Professional private bereavement consultation is always available. For appointment, call 285-1930

Special & Upcoming Programs Remembering And Celebrating Our Loved Ones ** Join others in walking the grounds of the Seasons Hospice House to remember and celebrate the lives of our loved ones.

New Journey, Rebuilding Your Life** A four week series for anyone ready to explore a future without their loved one. Tuesdays, July 24 - August 7 6:30 - 8:30 pm Seasons Hospice Office

Sunday, June 24 1:00- 3:00 pm Seasons Hospice House ** Registration required two (2) days prior to date of event. For details and /or registration: 507/285-1930 or New Address: Seasons Hospice Office, 1696 Greenview Drive SW, Rochester MN Free will donations accepted. If you no longer wish to receive this information, notify us at the above number.


First Thursday of every month June 7 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

In Rochester Second/Fourth Wednesdays of every month June 13 & 27 - 9:00-10:00 am Seasons Hospice Office (NOTE NEW LOCATION)




Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Teens involved CareFest Bri Moore will be a senior at Byron High School and is a member of the Community Celebration Church of Kasson. She was helping to paint a home in Mantorville (pictured) and one of several teen members of the church who volunteered their time Saturday to participate in CareFest. Some 130 volunteers from the church did 14 community service projects throughout Dodge County and the Byron area Saturday. CareFest was started in 2006 in Rochester when 25 churches and 1,650 volunteers gave their time to work on projects in the Rochester area. This is the first year CareFest has reached out to Dodge County as a community service project by the Community Celebration Church. Projects included painting, landscaping, shingling a roof, power washing a house, cleaning windows and more. The group did not let a little rain get in their way either. Bri said she didn't think twice about volunteering and added, "It was fun working with others to help do God's work".

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Roast Turkey Breast Sirloin Steak Gold Velvet Haddock Broil or Batter Haddock Double Smoked Pit Ham

Saturday Blu Stuffed Chicken Breast Hubbell Seafoods Salad

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Cobb Salad Italian Sausage Pizza

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June is Dairy Month! Friday, Friday, June June 22, 22, 2012 2012 11 p.m.p.m.- 4 4 p.m. p.m.

Pro Feeds L.L.C. Dairy princesses will be on hand to serve complimentary ice cream with condiments.

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A Glance Back to Relay 2005 The Dodge County Stroll in 2005 raised $131,000, up $8,000. from the previous year. Colleen Snaza, a breast cancer survivor, served as the honorary chair. There were 4200 luminaries and over 500 participants camping and walking throughout the night. This year the Dodge County Relay will serve as an enrollment site for a Cancer Prevention Study. This third generation study is aimed at looking at genetics and lifestyles. From 6-10 p.m. on August 3 in the beer garden at the Dodge County Fairgrounds people will be able to sign up for this study. For more info go to 26nc


Anytime Fitness is looking for volunteers to participate in a



Fri. June 22 nd

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7 P.M.

Sat. June 23rd1:30 P.M. 4 P.M.

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Mon. June 25thThurs. June 28th 6 P.M.



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VOLUNTEERS WANTED!! FREE 4-week Exercise is Medicine Program that includes a personal fitness coach, nutrition education, support groups and stress management techniques. Volunteer requirements: • Age 22-75 • Do NOT currently exercise on a regular basis • Will agree to follow a 4-week supervised exercise program with moderate exercise, support group and nutrition education.

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• Will take a supervised fitness assessment at the start and end of the program.

• Do not need to be a member of Anytime Fitness. • $69 fully refundable deposit upon completion of the program.

• Must be first-time guests.

HURRY, space is limited!

Please call 507-634-8100 to volunteer today! Individual results will be confidential; group results will be used as part of an interclub fitness research project.

Prairie Meadow Senior LIving would like to thank the Kasson area for their trust & confidence.

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