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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
Volume 127 Arlington, MN 55307 Thursday, January 17, 2013 Number 25
Single copy $1.00
By Kurt Menk
Mayor Jim Kreft released
his mayoral goals for 2013 to
the Arlington City Council
during its annual organiza-
tional meeting on Monday
night, Jan. 7.
The first goal is to review
the Arlington-Green Isle
Wastewater Agreement.
“In 1999, the cities of Ar-
lington and Green Isle agreed
to share a wastewater treat-
ment system, and it has
proven to be an excellent ex-
ample of how communities
can collaborate and cooperate
to address common needs,”
said Kreft. “However, in re-
cent years, it has become in-
creasingly apparent that,
while both parties are pleased
with the level of service, the
financial mechanics of the
agreement have led to some
confusion and need clarifica-
tion, and the fund balances
need recalculating.”
Kreft continued, “Along
with addressing that need, the
two cities will review the
original agreement with an
eye towards clarifying the au-
thority of the individual
cities, and better delineating
the role of the cooperative
The second goal is to in-
vestigate funding options for
infrastructure extension to the
future industrial park.
“In 2011, our Economic
Development Authority
(EDA) carefully considered
over a dozen parcels in and
around Arlington in a search
for valid candidates for a fu-
ture, municipally-owned in-
dustrial park,” Kreft said.
“Last November, 22 acres of
land just southwest of the cor-
porate city limits, adjacent to
the Minnesota Prairie Line
Railroad and Minnesota
Highway 5, were purchased
for that purpose. This year,
the acreage will be brought
into city limits, and our EDA
will continue to prepare for
its development.”
Kreft added, “It has been
the position of the EDA and
the City Council that this fu-
ture industrial park will be
developed only when there is
a private industry ready to lo-
cate there and share in devel-
opment costs. State funding
is available for these
public/private partnerships,
and this year our EDA will
thoroughly investigate these
funding sources while contin-
uing and instigating commu-
nication with potential part-
The third goal is to contin-
ue negotiations between the
Sibley Medical Center ( ) and
the Ridgeview Medical Cen-
ter (RMC) for an affiliation
“Throughout 2011, the Sib-
ley Medical Center Board of
Directors conscientiously
contemplated the goal of an
affiliation with another med-
ical organization,” said Kreft.
“These efforts included the
identification of multiple
medical organizations as can-
didates, inquiries about the
Mayoral Goals
Continued on page 3
Kreft releases mayoral goals for 2013
By Kurt Menk
Arlington City Adminis-
trator Matt Jaunich sub-
mitted his resignation to
Mayor Jim Kreft and the
City Council in an e-mail
on Wednesday morning,
Jan. 9.
Jaunich submitted the
resignation one day after
the Sibley County Com-
missioners unanimously
approved a motion to hire
him as the first ever coun-
ty administrator.
The City Council is ex-
pected to officially accept
the resignation during its
next regular meeting at
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
The resignation is effec-
tive Friday, Feb. 8.
“My decision to resign
as city administrator was
of no fault and/or cause of
any action by the mayor or
city council, but has been
strictly based on what I
feel is best for my family
and my career,” Jaunich
said in the letter. “I believe
the Sibley County position
will provide the family
and career opportunities
that I have strived for
since entering this profes-
sion over ten years ago.”
Jaunich continued, “It is
my intention to help the
city out as much as possi-
ble to ease the transition to
a new city administrator. I
believe in the end that the
change will be both a pos-
itive experience for the
City of Arlington and Sib-
ley County, and I look for-
ward to what the future
has in store for both of
Jaunich submits
his resignation
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its recent regular
meeting, unanimously ap-
proved a motion to accept the
low bid of $107,872 from
Travis Tuchtenhagen Con-
struction, Arlington, for the
City Services/Tech Center
Renovation Project.
The bid includes sales tax
and dumpster costs. In addi-
tion, any change order over
$500 will be brought before
the City Council.
The City Services/Tech
Center is the former Arling-
ton City Office building
which is located at 312 West
Alden Street.
James and Paul Soeffker
Construction, Arlington, and
Mesenbring Construction,
Arlington, submitted the
other two bids.
The work will consist of a
complete internal remodel of
the building including win-
dows, doors and lighting.
The purpose of the renova-
tion project is to convert the
building into a Public Safety
The goal is to move the Ar-
lington Police Department
from its present location on
Main Stret into the old filtra-
tion part of the Tech Center.
The Arlington Area Ambu-
lance Service is currently
housed in the former Arling-
ton City Office building.
The Arlington Fire Depart-
ment is presently located in a
building directly east of the
former Arlington City Office
The City Council had bud-
geted $100,000 for the reno-
vation project.
City Council accepts bid
for Tech Center Project
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Arlington Annihilation
The American Wrestling Federation presented Ar-
lington Annihilation at the Arlington Community
Center on Saturday night, Jan. 12. The major spon-
sor for the event was the Arlington Fire Depart-
ment. Ten other businesses and organizations
were also sponsors and featured throughout the
evening. (Top Photo) Randy Raynes applied a
headlock to fan favorite Johnny Parks while the
referee tried to control this match. Parks later won
the match. (Left Photo) An unidentified wrestler
laid the boot to the head of another unidentified
wrestler during the first match of the evening.
Overall, there were five action packed matches
throughout the evening. Singing sensation Talia
Rae was scheduled to sing the National Anthem,
but did not show. A taping of the action will be
played on Channel 45, but no definite date was an-
nounced. The American Wrestling Federation, ac-
cording to unconfirmed reports, is also scheduled
to appear at the Sibley County Fair this summer.
By Kurt Menk
The number and valuation
of building permits issued in
the City of Arlington in-
creased during 2012, accord-
ing to city officials.
There were 129 building
permits issued with a valua-
tion of $1,085, 216.75 in
In 2011, there were 126
permits issued with a valua-
tion of $903,244.89.
In 2012, three permits were
for new construction, 25 were
for additions/remodeling, 48
were for roofs, siding and
windows, four were for
garages/accessories, 25 were
for plumbing/mechanical,
eight were for miscellaneous,
and 16 were for land use.
According to city officials,
this is the first in five years
where the valuation in-
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, due to the Martin Luther
King, Jr. holiday, will hold its
next regular meeting in the
Council Chambers at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Building permits issued
remained steady in 2012
By Kurt Menk
Starting with usage in Jan-
uary and billing in February,
residents and businesses in
Arlington will see an increase
in their water, sewer and elec-
tric rates during 2013, ac-
cording to city officials.
The water per gallon usage
rate will increase from $5.58
per 1,000 gallons to $5.86.
This is a five percent in-
crease. In addition, the water
base rate will increase $1 per
month, according to city offi-
The sewer base rate will in-
crease $9 a month from
$24.90 (plus $4.70 per addi-
tional unit) to $33. 90 per
month. This represents a 36
percent increase, city officials
The electric per kwh user
rate will increase from $.08
per kwh to $.085, according
to city officials.
A residential property
owner using about 6,000 gal-
lons of water a month will
see an estimated monthly in-
crease in their water and
sewer bill of $11.68, accord-
ing to the city newsletter.
A residential property
owner using about 1,000 kwh
of electricity a month will see
an estimated monthly in-
crease in their electric bill of
$5, according to the city
City officials said the water
and electric rate increase
were passed to offset operat-
ing losses in their respective
The sewer base rate in-
crease will go to help pay for
the debt associated with the
upgrade to the wastewater
treatment facility, according
to city officials.
This project has been un-
derway and is expected to be
completed by the end of this
Arlington Mayor Jim Kreft
and the City Council are still
seeking an interested individ-
ual to fill an open position on
the Economic Development
Authority (EDA).
The EDA meets in the
Council Chambers at 6 p.m.
on the fourth Tuesday of
every month. Due to the City
Council meeting on Tuesday
night, Jan. 22, the EDA will
meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
This is an opportunity for
residents to volunteer in their
community and become in-
volved in the decision mak-
ing process of city govern-
Interested residents need to
fill out an application for ap-
pointments to advisory
boards, committees and com-
Forms can be picked up at
the Arlington City Office. In
addition, forms are available
online on the city website at
Water, sewer and electric rates
to increase in Arlington in 2013
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 17, 2013, page 2
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The McLeod County Chronicle
Silver Lake Leader
The Glencoe Advertiser
The Sibley Shopper
Arlington Enterprise (Arlington/Green Isle)
The Galaxy (supplement to Chronicle, Leader & Enterprise)
www. GlencoeNews. com
www. ArlingtonMNnews. com
Annual St. Arthur’s Council
Knights of Columbus
Friday, Jan. 18 • 4-8 p.m.
Arlington Community Center
Children 1/2 Price
Under 6 Free
Lensing Insurance
Thomes Bros. Hardware
Y-NOT Plbg. & Htg.
Brau Motors
Thank You
The family of Gertrude Droege
wishes to thank everyone for you
sympathy, support, prayers, food,
flowers, cards and memorials dur-
ing this time of grief.
Special thanks to Paul-McBride
Funeral Chapel; Pastor Don Andrix
of Emanuel Lutheran for all his
visits, prayers and beautiful church
service; Emanuel LWML for serv-
ing the lunch; Cheryl Andrix as or-
ganist, Lawrence Biermann as
soloist; GRHS Long Term Care;
ConnectCare Hospice; Dr. Tieben
and Dr. Scantlin.
Gertrude will be missed great-
ly and may her memory live on.
Allan & Karen Dammann
Delmer Droege
and LaVonne Laabs
Open House
in honor of
Jerry Kemp’s
Saturday, Jan. 26,
6:00-9:00 pm
Alrington Haus Too
147 W. Main Street
Y-Not Plbg.
& Htg. is
hosting an
Birthday Party
Tony (Y-Not)
on Sun., Jan. 20
1-5 p.m. at the
Veteran’s Bldg.
at the fairgounds.
Y-Not come to the party?!
“Lordy, Lordy -
Look who’s
Friday, Jan. 18: Arlington Veteran’s Organiza-
tion’s Steak Fry, Veteran’s building at fairgrounds,
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 21: Marin Luther King Jr. Day -
Both Banks will be CLOSED.
Arlington City Council, Council Chambers, 6:30
Sibley East School Board, room 149, Arlington
Campus, 6:30 p.m.
VFW Post 6031, Veteran’s bui l di ng at fai r-
grounds, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 22: Knights of Columbus, St.
Mary’s Parish Hall, 8 p.m.
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256
Fax (507) 964-5550
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
News Briefs
School cancelled on Jan. 16
A water main reportedly broke near the Sibley East
bus garage in Gaylord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, according to
Sibley East Junior High Principal Steve Harter.
As a result, classes at all schools in the Sibley East
School District were cancelled on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Classes at schools were expected to resume on Thurs-
day, Jan. 17.
Local man in car accident
A local man was involved in a two-vehicle accident
along the south side of St. Peter at 11:39 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 11, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A northbound 2001 Ford Focus driven by Jason A.
Stiller, 42, Arlington, and a southbound 2002 Chrysler
driven by Linda K. Palo, 60, Geneva, Iowa, collided at
the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 22.
Stiller did not suffer any apparent injuries, according
to the report. Palo was treated at an area hospital and
later released.
Homme named to Dean’s List
Brandon Homme, a graduate of the Sibley East Sen-
ior High School, was recently named to the Dean’s List
at St. Cloud State University.
To qualify for this honor, a student must have a grade
point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
He is the son of Greg and Kathy Homme,
Goetsch named to Dean’s List
Erik Goetsch, a graduate of the Sibley East Senior
High School, was recently named to the Dean’s List for
Academic Excellence at South Dakota State University.
To earn this distinction in SDSU’s eight colleges, stu-
dents must have completed a minimum of 12 credits
and must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average
on a 4.0 scale.
He is the son of Steve and Mary Goetsch, Gaylord.
Sickmann is ISA graduate
Big Lake resident Michaela Sickmann graduated
from Iowa State University during recent commence-
ment exercises.
Sickmann received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Communications Studies.
She is the daughter of Mark and Colleen Sickmann,
Big Lake. She is also the granddaughter of Audrey
Sickmann, Arlington.
Thies named to Dean’s List
Andrew Thies, a graduate of the Sibley East Senior
High School, was recently named to the Dean’s List for
Academic Excellence at South Dakota State University.
To earn this distinction in SDSU’s eight colleges, stu-
dents must have completed a minimum of 12 credits
and must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average
on a 4.0 scale.
He is the son of Kevin and Kathleen Thies, rural Ar-
Ling named to Dean’s List
Rachel Ling, a 2011 graduate of the Sibley East Sen-
ior High School, was recently named to the Dean’s List
at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Ling was named to the High Honors List which rec-
ognizes students with a grade point average between 3.8
and 4.0.
She is the daughter of Curtis and Lori Ling, Arling-
Arlington Conquerors meet
The Arlington Conquerors welcomed Kelly McFar-
land during its meeting on Sunday, Jan. 13. McFarland
talked to the group about his trip to Africa and his safari
hunting experience.
Even though this winter has not been a true Minneso-
ta winter, club secretary Nicole Lieske during roll call
asked, “What is your favorite winter activity?”
The club welcomed Nina and Sara Post to the 4-H
family as they became official new members.
The group discussed the club charter and Sara
Borchert gave a project talk on photography.
The next meeting will be held at the Senior Citizens
Building at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. The Arlington Con-
querors alumni will talk to the group about their 4-H ex-
perience. A potluck Valentine’s party will follow.
Growers offering scholarships
The Nicollet/Sibley County Corn and Soybean Grow-
ers are offering six scholarships for students enrolled in
two or four-year colleges and majoring in ag business,
ag production, ag engineering, ag education or any ag
related field of study.
Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Sibley or
Nicollet counties and their family must be a Minnesota
corn or soybean grower member.
Two $500 adult scholarships for adults enrolled in an
ag education program are also being offered.
For a scholarship application, contact the
Nicollet/Sibley County Corn and Soybean Growers at
507-237-4100 or check with the local high school.
The deadline for submitting applications is April 12.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Owner Jerry Hahn, right, and manager Derek Hahn,
left, stand in front of the expanded fresh produce de-
partment at Jerry’s Home Quality Foods in Arlington.
The store has been newly remodeled.
By Kurt Menk
Jerry’s Home Quality
Foods will celebrate the
grand re-opening of its newly
remodeled store in Arlington
from Sunday, Jan. 20 through
Saturday, Feb. 2.
The store, according to
owner Jerry Hahn and man-
ager Derek Hahn, was com-
pletely remodeled during a
two-month period last fall.
The store has a new en-
trance with cart storage.
There is also a new office
and service area.
The store features an ex-
panded fresh produce depart-
New and bigger cases are
present to offer a more vari-
ety of products in the meat
The deli department has
also been completely renovat-
ed and will now will offer
premium sliced deli meats.
The variety of products in the
deli department has also in-
“Come in and sample and
see,” said Jerry Hahn.
In addition, the deli hours
will be expanded starting
with the grand re-opening.
The frozen foods and dairy
departments, according to
Jerry and Derek, were en-
hanced during a previous
The store features wider
aisles which allows for more
open shopping.
In addition, there are new
modern checkout lanes and
shopping carts for the kids.
The entire store also has
new lighting.
“We have also expanded
our hours from 9 to 10 o’-
clock every night,” said
Derek Hahn.
In conjunction with the cel-
ebration, Jerry’s Home Quali-
ty Foods will give away 25
bags of free groceries during
each week of its grand re-
“Look for the before and
after remodeling pictures
when you enter the store,”
said Derek Hahn, who gradu-
ated from the Sibley East
Senior High School in 2007
and Minnesota State Univer-
sity, Mankato, in 2012.
“We will continue to offer
the best customer service,”
said Jerry Hahn, who pur-
chased the grocery store in
Gaylord on Feb. 18, 1999,
and the grocery store in Ar-
lington on Dec. 1, 1999.
Derek looks “forward to
meeting more and more peo-
ple in the community and
volunteering more and more
as well.
“We’re delighted to rein-
vest and will continue to sup-
port the communities in
which we have our business-
es,” added Jerry Hahn.
Jerry’s Home Quality Foods to celebrate
grand re-opening after store renovation
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 17, 2013, page 3
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Large Animal
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Medical, Vaccination Services
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Attorneys at Law
332 Sibley Ave. 1042 First Ave.
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Wills - Taxes - Estate Planning
General Law Practice & Trials
Free consultation on personal injury claims
(507) 964-2864
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Member: MN River Builders Assn.
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Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-5753
Real Estate, Estate Planning,
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Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment
Farm – Residential
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Hauling Gravel/Rock/Sand, Skidloader
Jeff cell: 612-756-0595
Wendy cell: 612-756-0594
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Mowing, fertilizing and
weed control, dethatching,
garden tilling, core aeration
Adam and David Hansen
Adam cell: 507-327-0917
• 5” Seamless Gutters
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• K-Guard Leaf-Free
Gutter System
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Family Dentistry
Dr. John D. Gustafson, D.D.S
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Office Hours: Monday–Friday
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You are cordially invited to attend our
Arlington Fire Department’s Annual
Dinner 5:30-7 p.m. • Dance 8 p.m.-Midnight
Dinner and Dance – Adult: $15 donation,
Child 12 & under: $10 donation
(must be purchased by Jan. 19, 2013)
Pork chops, potato, salad & dessert before the dance
Dance only – $5 per person donation
Tickets for the dinner must be purchased no later than
January 21
and are available from Haggenmiller Lumber,
Y-Not Plumbing & Heating, Thomes Bros., Quast Amoco,
Arlington Chiropractic Clinic and any active fire fighter.
Note: No dinner tickets sold thru the mail or at the door.
Music by:
Eagle River
Darrell and Jane Kolden
announce the sale of Kolden
Funeral Homes in Arlington,
Belle Plaine, LeSueur and
Henderson to their son and
daughter-in-law, Karl and
Rosemary Kolden of Belle
Darrell Kolden has been
associated in funeral service
for 43 years, having owned
the funeral homes in LeSueur
and Henderson since 1981.
He acquired the Fenske Fu-
neral Homes of Arlington and
Belle Plaine from Ronald
Fenske in 2001.
Karl and Rosemary have
been employed at Kolden Fu-
neral Home since graduation
from Worsham College of
Mortuary Science in 2002.
Darrell will continue to be
employed at the funeral home
along with Shawn Kirby,
Greggory Borchert and Tonya
Kolden Funeral Homes sold, but kept in the family
By Kurt Menk
A skid loader was severe-
ly damaged during a fire in
Arlington at 9:08 p.m. Fri-
day, Jan. 11, according to
Arlington Fire Chief John
A passing motorist no-
ticed smoke coming from a
cement building located
west of the electrical sub-
station near the railroad
tracks and called authori-
ties, Zaske said.
The skid loader, owned
by Mike Neisen, Arlington,
was parked in the cement
building, according to
The fire department was
on the scene for over 90
minutes, he said. The fire is
under investigation.
The Sibley County Sher-
iff’s Department, Arlington
Police Department and
Quast Amoco assisted at
the scene.
Skid loader severely damaged in fire
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Darwin Mathwig Community Service Award
Local resident Mary Seeman,
left, received the third annual
Darwin Mathwig Community
Service Award during the city or-
ganizational meeting at the Ar-
lington Community Center on
Saturday night, Jan. 13. The
award is presented annually and
recognizes individuals who emu-
late Darwin Mathwig’s communi-
ty spirit, service and dedication.
His wife, Nancy Mathwig, right,
presented the award.
candidates’ levels of interest,
narrowing that field of candi-
dates to three, and finally in-
terviewing those three to as-
certain their viability as po-
tential affiliates of Sibley
Medical Center.”
Kreft continued, “The or-
ganization that the board
unanimously viewed as the
best potential affiliate is
Ridgeview Medical Center.
The Sibley Medical Center
and Ridgeview currently
enjoy, and prosper from, an
excellent working relationship
and a highly effective admin-
istrative contract. The City of
Arlington’s Ambulance Serv-
ice also works closely with
SMC and RMC for enhance-
ment of our license to part-
time Advanced Life Support.”
Kreft added, “SMC and
RMC have recently agreed to
negotiate exclusively with one
another for a potential affilia-
tion agreement. Successful
negotiation of an agreement
would lead to higher efficien-
cy for our medical center, pro-
vide increased accessibility to
specialty health care for our
area residents, and further
SMC’s mission of being,
‘Your partner in care, for
The fourth goal is to repur-
pose the Tech Center to the
Emergency Service Building.
“After evaluating the condi-
tions and uses of our munici-
pal buildings in 2011, it was
concluded that redundancy
could be reduced and efficien-
cy increased by consolidating
the spaces needed by our Po-
lice, Fire, and Ambulance De-
partments,” said Kreft. “Last
year, an assessment of current
and future space requirements
of these three departments
was commenced, and with
these considerations in mind,
a floor plan for the remodel of
the current Tech Center was
Kreft continued, “Recently,
bids for the proposed remodel
were reviewed, and a local
contractor was hired to under-
take the project. Construction
will commence this winter,
and the Police Department
will likely find its new loca-
tion ready by spring.”
The fifth goal is to con-
struct the “Safe Routes to
School” pedestrian infrastruc-
ture project.
“Throughout 2010, repre-
sentatives from the City of Ar-
lington, Sibley East Public
Schools, St. Paul’s Lutheran
School, and Sibley County
Public Health met to appraise
the safety and condition of
pedestrian thoroughfares sur-
rounding our schools,” Kreft
said. “These meetings culmi-
nated in mid 2011 with an ap-
plication for Safe Routes to
School funding. ‘Safe Routes
to School’ is a state program,
funded with federal money,
designed to encourage stu-
dents to walk and bike to
school, and assure that they
do so safely. In the autumn of
that same year we were de-
lighted to learn that the nearly
$200,000 sidewalk improve-
ment/extension project fund-
ing for which we applied was
awarded as a grant. Last year
the plans and specifications
for the project along First Ave
NW and elsewhere were
begun, and the project will
soon be let for bids. A sum-
mer construction is anticipat-
ed with completion likely be-
fore the 2013-2014 school
Mayoral Goals Continued from page 1
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 17, 2013, page 4
Arlington City Council
to discuss process for
city administrator search
Our View: A few concerns should be
included in the discussion
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Letters To The Editor
The Arlington City Council, during its next regular meet-
ing, will begin official discussions on the timeline and
process to use in its search for a new city administrator. It ap-
pears that the City Council, after brief preliminary talks, will
probably hire a search firm to handle the timeline and
There are a few issues that the City Council should consid-
er during this discussion.
Although a move to hire a search firm is fine, the City
Council needs to set the guidelines for the timeline and
process. The search firm may have suggestions, but it is ulti-
mately up to the City Council to determine what would be
best for the City of Arlington.
Citizen input and involvement is also important. The City
Council could take a page from the Sibley East School Board
and hold a series of community meetings to create a profile
of attributes that the new city administrator should possess to
be successful.
The City Council should also announce and outline com-
petitive salary and benefit packages based on experience
when the city administrator position is advertised. This move
would weed out the candidates who are solely looking for the
big bucks and have no intention of staying in the city for the
The current trend is for cities, counties and school districts
to announce their finalist for an administrative position and
then begin negotiations with this candidate. This is a huge
mistake. Once a candidate is announced as the finalist, that
individual gains most of the negotiating power. In some
cases, the individual uses the newly created power to play
their current employer against their future employer.
The move to hire a city administrator to lead the communi-
ty in the future is probably the most important decision the
present City Council will ever make. Finding the right city
administrator is an important task and the first move is to
make sure there is a solid timeline and process in place.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
January 18
Ashley Burtyk, Carol Paulsen, Kim-
berly Arabian, Kristie Watson and
Val Kube.
January 19
Garrett Kroells, Jean Hamblin and
Morgan Kroells.
January 20
In Memory Of Emma Nordhausen,
Dana Lenertz, Emily Archer, Lee
Hilgers and Levi Wendinger.
January 21
Jeff Weber, Keri Henke, Rebecca
Schlueter, David Lieske, Mark
Lieske, and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis
Van Moorlehem.
January 22
In Memory Of Bernard Rucks, John
Zaske, Owen Hilgers, Paul Utendor-
fer, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Diehn, and
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Rud.
January 23
Anna Hamblin and Mary Jo
January 24
Anthony Carpenter, Bob Blumhoe-
fer, Dana Sunvold, Doug Wyatt,
Nancy Hislop, Spencer Trocke and
Stephanie Hanneman.
An old man visits his doctor and
after thorough examination the doc-
tor tells him: “I have good news and
bad news, what would you like to
hear first?”
Patient: “Well, give me the bad
news first.”
Doctor: “You have cancer, I esti-
mate that you have about two years
Patient: “Oh no! That's awful! In
two years my life will be over! What
kind of good news could you proba-
bly tell me, after this?”
Doctor: “You also have
Alzheimer's. In about three
months you are going to forget
everything I told you.”
For the first time in many years,
an old man traveled from his rural
town to the city to attend a movie.
After buying his ticket, he stopped at
the concession stand to purchase
some popcorn.
Handing the attendant $1.50, he
couldn’t help but comment, “The
last time I came to the movies, pop-
corn was only 15 cents.”
“Well, sir,” the attendant replied
with a grin, “You’re really going
to enjoy yourself. We have sound
Three ladies were discussing the
travails of getting older. One said,
“Sometimes I catch myself with a jar
of mayonnaise in my hand, while
standing in front of the refrigerator,
and I can’t remember whether I need
to put it away, or start making a
The second lady chimed in with,
“Yes, sometimes I find myself on the
landing of the stairs and can’t re-
member whether I was on my way
up or on my way down.”
The third one responded, “Well,
ladies, I’m glad I don’t have that
problem. Knock on wood,” as she
rapped her knuckles on the table,
and then said, “That must be the
door, I'll get it!”
Worried because they hadn’t heard
anything for days from the widow in
the neighboring apartment, Mrs. Sil-
ver said to her son, “Timmy, would
you go next door and see how old
Mrs. Kirkland is?”
A few minutes later, Timmy re-
“Well,” asked Mrs. Silver, “is she
all right?"
“She's fine, except that she's angry
at you,” Timmy answered.
“At me?” the woman exclaimed.
“Whatever for?”
“She said, ‘It's none of your
business how old she is,’” snick-
ered Timmy.
By Lee H. Hamilton
Ordinarily, the start of a new Con-
gress is a time for optimism. Fresh
faces and a purposeful spirit com-
bine to get Congress off to a hope-
filled start.
Yet Capitol Hill right now is far
from optimistic. That’s because last
year’s session, with its distressing
end by the edge of the fiscal cliff,
left the new Congress confronting
head on all the challenges that
should have been resolved but
weren’t: getting spending and the
deficit under control, spurring eco-
nomic growth, and reforming the tax
Congressional performance at the
end of 2012 fell far short, leaving
not just a sour taste in most Ameri-
cans’ mouths, but real cause for con-
cern about how Congress operates.
We learned a lot about Capitol Hill
from the fiscal cliff episode, and not
much of it is flattering.
Even when faced with dire conse-
quences, for instance, Congress
Continued on page 7
What the fiscal cliff deal tells us about Congress
To The Editor,
The picture in the Dec. 27, 2012,
Arlington Enterprise was sad to see
the demolition of the General Store
in Green Isle. I join Bert Panning in
his memories of that famous store.
I remember coming to Green Isle
on the Grey Hound Bus which
stopped at Koonblauds Drug Store.
And with suitcase in hand, I would
walk to the Egan home beyond the
railroad tracks. It was the home of
my grandparents, James and Mar-
garet Cassidy Egan and daughter,
Margaret Egan Doheny. This home
was demolished to provide space for
the new bank in Green Isle located
on the highway. Margaret Egan
worked at the Green Isle Post Office
for many years. It was my aunt,
Margaret E. Doheny, who intro-
duced me to Spike and Babe Nevin
when I was a boy in grade school.
I also have happy memories of
the Jack Sprat Store owned and op-
erated by Spike and Babe Nevin.
My friendship began as a young boy
who looked at Green Isle as my sec-
ond home. So many residents were
known and loved in the eyes of this
little boy. I share a few delightful
memories of the Jack Sprat Store.
Spike and Babe were very good to
me. In fact, Spike gave me a Friday
night job of waiting on customers. It
lasted for just one Friday night. It
was not my calling. I was an inexpe-
rienced young boy who was grate-
fully paid for my presence and the
little I did.
Babe Nevin was a loving, patient
woman. I can see Babe and Spike
standing behind the counter. And I
would come into the store so proud
of my memorized jingles and un-
aware of my unpolished manners.
“Jack Sprat could eat no fat and his
wife could eat no lean.” And that’s
as far as I want to continue because
I have learned at the age of 81 from
Will Rogers who said, “Anything is
funny as long as it is happening to
someone else.” Babe would smile
and acted most graciously and was
so understanding. But Spike would
have that big “Jack Sprat” wide
smile on his face enjoying every bit
of the riddle.
The parish community of St.
Brendan accepted me not only as a
visitor, but close to a native son. My
first Mass of Priesthood was offered
at St. Brendan in February 1957.
The parish was gracious and grateful
to me. I have happy memories of
Green Isle. And I share the memo-
ries of Bert Panning and his parents,
Wilbert and Myrtle Panning who
purchased the store from the Nevins
on the occasion of their retirement.
It was a store which reminded me of
the General Store, which the
Olesons operated on the Little
House on the Prairie TV program. I
also join Bob Hope, comedian and
actor, in his popular theme song,
“Thanks for the Memories.”
Father Eugene Abbott
St. Paul
Memories of Green Isle from years ago
To The Editor,
It was an honor and a privilege to
take the oath of office on Tuesday
and be sworn in for the second time
to the Minnesota House of Repre-
sentatives. One of my highest priori-
ties this session is to be a voice for
rural Minnesota. Agriculture is such
an important part of our local
economies, and we must make sure
that rural Minnesota is adequately
represented in Saint Paul.
One of the first motions of the
2013 legislative session was made
by Representative Rod Hamilton, a
rural Minnesota pork producer by
trade, to adjust the committee struc-
ture to ensure fairness for Minneso-
ta’s agriculture community. Speaker
Paul Thissen, a Democrat from Min-
neapolis, chose to combine the Agri-
culture Finance Committee with the
Environment Finance Committee.
This is deeply concerning as the En-
vironment Finance Committee is
chaired by a Representative from
Minneapolis who has repeatedly
voted against agriculture budget
bills that enjoyed wide bipartisan
support, and has voted for legisla-
tion that disproportionately favors
metro cities and suburbs over
Greater Minnesota.
I was proud to stand for rural
Minnesota and vote to recombine
the Agriculture Finance Committee
with the Agriculture Policy Commit-
tee, and was disappointed that my
DFL colleagues voted down the mo-
tion. I firmly believe that combining
the two committees would strength-
en the voice of rural Minnesota here
at the Capitol. The current chair of
the Agriculture Policy Committee is
Representative Jeanne Poppe, a rural
legislator who has served on past
agriculture committees. She under-
stands the issues and challenges fac-
ing the agriculture industry.
One in five jobs in Minnesota are
related to the agriculture industry—
it’s imperative that we keep the best
interests of rural Minnesota in mind
this session, and that those interests
are well represented. I hope the DFL
and Speaker Thissen will make the
right choice, recombine the commit-
tees, and help to strengthen the
voice of the greater agricultural
community in Saint Paul.
Glenn Gruenhagen
State Representative
(R-Glencoe) District 18B
Rural Minnesota needs voice on ag committee
To The Editor,
I wish to commend Kurt Menk for
his write up in the Arlington Enter-
prise on Jan. 3.
It is disturbing that so many of the
agencies and people who make deci-
sions about the signal light don’t
live here or perhaps seldom drive
through the City of Arlington.
We ask, what value do you place
on human life? To the best of my
knowledge, a traffic death occurred
at that intersection years ago, and
I’m sure there was much less traffic
than today.
Then in Sibley County, at the in-
tersection where County Roads 9
and 15 meet, four people were
killed, then they put up stop signs.
In McLeod County, at the inter-
section of 9 and 10, two people were
killed, then they put up stop signs.
As referred to as the Country
Kitchen intersection in Glencoe,
seven people were killed, and after
that four-way stop signs were put
I hope the signal light at the in-
tersection in Arlington will be re-
solved in a positive way.
In closing, a question, being it is a
state highway, shouldn’t the state be
obligated for the cost?
Bill Harjes
Green Isle
Concerned about signal light in Arlington
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 17, 2013, page 5
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Troy Darrel Grack, 41, of
Glencoe, passed away sur-
rounded by his family at his
in Glencoe
on Tuesday,
Jan. 8
Fu n e r a l
s e r v i c e s
were held at
the First
L u t h e r a n
Church in
Glencoe on
Sa t u r d a y,
Jan. 12.
The Rev. Daniel Welch of-
The organist was Dawn
Wolter. Congregational
hymns were “Amazing
Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings”
and “How Great Thou Art.”
Pallbearers were Mr.
Grack’s nephews, Mitchell
Heuer, Blair Panning, Connor
Panning, Seth Passa, Levi
Passa, Nikolas Voigt, Jacob
Blahowski and Collin Sim-
Interment was in the Glen-
coe City Cemetery.
Troy was born to Darrel
and Evelyn (Engelke) Grack
in Arlington on Oct. 12,
1971. He was baptized as an
infant by the Rev. John
Bradtke at St. Paul’s Evan-
gelical Lutheran Church in
Arlington on Nov. 7, 1971,
and confirmed in his faith as
a youth by the Rev. Harvey
G. Kath at First Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Glencoe
on April 27, 1986. His confir-
mation verse was Revelation
Tony received his educa-
tion in Glencoe and graduat-
ed with the Glencoe High
School Class of 1990.
On July 12, 1997, Tony
was united in marriage to
Theresa “Terri” Voigt by the
Rev. Kath at First Evangeli-
cal Lutheran Church. The
Gracks made their home in
Glencoe, and their marriage
was blessed with four chil-
dren, Dustin, Tanner, Miran-
da and Jordon. The Gracks
shared over 20 wonderful
years together.
Troy worked at TEK Me-
chanical Services, Inc., in
He was a member of First
Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Glencoe.
Troy enjoyed deer hunting,
fishing, golfing and many
years of camping at Diamond
Lake. He cherished the time
spent with his family and
Troy is survived by his
wife, Theresa “Terri” Grack
of Glencoe; children, Dustin
Voigt and his fiancée, Ashley
Elliott, of Hutchinson, Tanner
Grack of Glencoe, Miranda
Grack of Glencoe and Jordon
Grack of Glencoe; grand-
child, Caiden Voigt; mother,
Evelyn “Evie” Kruse of
Glencoe; siblings, Tim
(Christine Schilling) Heuer of
Glencoe, Tammy (Bob) Pan-
ning of Chaska, Tracy (Jay)
Passa of Bemidji and Trisha
Reinitz of Hutchinson; moth-
er-in-law, Carol Voigt of
Glencoe; brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law, Tammy (John)
VanDuynhoven of Glencoe,
James (Jackie Posusta) Voigt
of Glencoe, Jason (Miranda)
Voigt of Green Isle and
Tiffany (Joshua) Simrell of
Glencoe; nieces, nephews,
other relatives and many
He is preceded in death by
his grandparents; father, Dar-
rel Grack; brother, Darris
Grack; father-in-law, Orvin
Voigt; and sister-in-law,
Theresa Voigt.
Arrangements were by the
Johnson-McBride Funeral
Chapel of Glencoe. Online
obituaries and guest book are
available at www.hantge.
com. Click on obituaries/
guest book.
Troy Darrel Grack, 41, of Glencoe
Troy Grack
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The following people are members of
the Green Isle City Council. Front Row:
(left to right) Part-Time City Clerk Bert
Panning, Mayor Dale ZumBerge and
City Council member Mark Wentzlaff.
Back Row: (l to r) City Council member
Todd Burg, City Council member Brian
Oelfke, City Council member Shawn
Harms and City Attorney Ross Arne-
80 Years Ago
January 19, 1933
Louis Kill, Editor
A new floodlight was placed
on the municipal skating rink
the past week and now the
young folks can enjoy the pas-
time during the evening hours as
well as by day.
What may be taken as an in-
dication that there is an upward
trend to business conditions in
general is the fact that the local
plant of the Big Stone Canning
Co. has been busy the past few
weeks filling orders for carload
shipments of canned corn. Since
the first of the year shipments
are almost equal to the total for
the months of November and
De-cember combined.
Don’t let a cold hang on
NOW. Pneumonia, Grippe, Flu
may follow. Kill a cold quick.
Take Hollister’s Rocky Moun-
tain Tea, steaming hot at bed-
time. You’ll be surprised how
quick it does the work, - Scharp-
ing’s Drug Store.
60 Years Ago
January 15, 1953
Louis Kill, Editor
This area was enveloped by a
heavy fog Tuesday night. In
fact, the fog was so dense that
traffic on TH 5 was almost at a
standstill. Many motorists
stopped at Arlington in the
hopes of finding sleeping acco-
modations. The Arlington Motel
was filled up at an early hour,
after which motorists were put
up in private homes.
Alwin R. Mueller of Arling-
ton was one of 42 new lawyers
who were admitted to the bar
last Tuesday in ceremonies be-
fore the full bench of the Min-
nesota supreme court. Alwin
was a member of the last gradu-
ating class of the St. Paul Col-
lege of Law, graduating last
While fishing through the ice
for crappies at Howard Lake,
David Carroll saw his cork dive.
Pulling in his line, he discovered
he couldn’t get the fish through
the hole. He yelled for his dad
and Kenneth McLaine, who
came to his aid and chopped the
hole bigger. They landed a 10-
lb. walleye pike. The little guy
feels pretty important. He’s
noted for his fishing ability.
40 Years Ago
January 18, 1973
Val Kill, Editor
Arlington Commercial Club
and Arlington’s Snowmobile
Club (the High Island Snow
Blazers) jointly sponsored the
races at the Sibley County Fair-
grounds on Sunday, January 14.
The weather was beautiful and a
crowd of 750-1,000 people en-
joyed the races. There were a
total of 166 entries.
Marie Phillips resigned her
position as treasurer of the city
of Arlington effective January 1,
1973. Mrs. Phillips had held the
position since October of 1953
when she was appointed by the
mayor to complete the unex-
pired term of her husband,
Oscar H. Schwirtz, at the time
of his death. Mrs. Phillips was
one of the first women to hold a
city office in this area.
A deal was closed the past
week whereby the Club New
Yorker in Green Isle, owned by
Mr. and Mrs. Erving Missling
the past 5-1/2 years, was sold to
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Broin of
Bloomington. The Broins took
possession on January 15th.
20 Years Ago
January 21, 1993
Kurt Menk, Editor
The Green Isle Fire Depart-
ment responded to a fire at the
former Farmhand Building in
Green Isle at about 2 a.m. Sun-
day, according to Green Isle Fire
Chief Ron Ott. Recycled paper,
Ott said, reportedly caught fire
inside the building. “We had the
fire knocked down within an
hour,” Ott said. “It took quite a
while to haul all the material out
of the building.” The fire depart-
ment was on the scene for ten
hours. The Hamburg Fire De-
partment also assisted at the
scene for about four hours.
Matt Morreim, a fifth garde
student at the Arlington-Green
Isle Elementary School, won the
local elementary Geography
Bee last Friday and a chance at
a $25,000 college scholarship.
The local Bee, at which students
answered oral questions on ge-
ography, was the first round in
the fifth annual National Geog-
raphy Bee. Morreim will now
take a written test.
State and federal agents,
along with the Sibley County
Sheriff’s Department, executed
a search warrant early Monday
morning on a farm site located
about 3 miles northeast of Ar-
lington. Confiscated was a large
amount of growing green plants,
according to authorities. A 32-
year-old male was also arrested.
Juliana Janssen, age 90, of
St. Paul, and formerly of Ar-
lington, died on Thursday,
Jan. 10.
Mass of Christian Burial
was held at the Little Sisters
of the Poor on Monday, Jan.
14. Father Tim Wilson, her
nephew, presided at the serv-
Burial was in Resurrection
Cemetery in Mendota
Juliana was the second of
five daughters born to
William and Margaret
(Kauffmann) Weckop in Ar-
lington on Nov. 14, 1922.
Juliana lived most of her
adult life in St. Paul. On May
4, 1991, she married Robert
Janssen. She retired from
Uniforms Unlimited where as
a seamstress she fitted uni-
forms and attached the vari-
ous badges and patchs to the
uniforms for policemen from
many cities in Minnesota and
the surrounding states.
For the next 20 years, Ju-
liana volunteered at the Little
Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul.
Using her seamstress skills,
she made the work (white)
and dress (black) habits for
the nuns. She stopped making
habits when she was in her
mid 80s.
Juliana is survived by step-
son, Paul Janssen; stepdaugh-
ter, Rebecca (Chris) Pizzo;
step great-granddaughter, Gi-
anna and Roman Pizzo; sis-
ters, Madonna (Wilbur) Dor-
weiler and Mary Langer; sis-
ters-in-law, Mary Blees and
Betty Rowe; and many nieces
and nephews.
She is preceded in death by
her parents; husband, Robert;
and sisters and brothers-in-
law, Rosella and Andrew Lo-
gelin, Lucille and Henry
Smykalski, Clarence Scully
and Wilfred Langer.
Juliana Janssen, 90, St. Paul
By Kurt Menk
A new mayor and four new
city council members took
their respective oaths of of-
fice during an organizational
meeting in Green Isle on
Tuesday night, Jan. 8.
The new group includes
Mayor Dale ZumBerge and
City Council members Todd
Burg, Shawn Harms, Brian
Oelfke and Mark Wentzlaff.
The City Council unani-
mously adopted a resolution
to approve various appoint-
ments and other items of
The City Council meeting
will remain at 6:30 p.m. on
the second and fourth Tues-
day of the month.
Wentzlaff was appointed as
the vice mayor while Bert
Panning and Barb Anderson
were appointed as the part-
time city clerk and treasurer
respectively. Ross Arneson
was appointed as the city at-
The Arlington Enterprise
was designated as the official
newspaper while the Corner-
stone State Bank was desgi-
nated as the official deposito-
Fire Board: City - Shawn
Harms and Todd Burg; Fire
Department - Nate Ott and
Joe Lemke; and Townships -
Dave Rohde (Washington
Lake Township), Kevin Bier-
man (Green Isle Township)
and Dan Eibs (Jessenland
Fire Relief: Fire Depart-
ment - Nate Ott, Kort Meyer,
Dan Kroells, Todd Meeker,
Jason Mackenthun and Eric
Anderson; and City Council -
Shawn Harms and Todd
Fire Chief: Scott Vos.
First Assistant Chief: Dan
Second Assistant Chief:
Dave Flannery.
Fire Department Training
Officers: Jeff Ehrich and Dan
Fire Department Safety
Officers: Jason Mackenthun
and Dan Grazak.
Civil Defense Director -
Sibley County: Emergency
Director - Bryan Gorman and
Assistant Emergency Direc-
tor - Hank Sadler.
Emergency Management
Director: Fire Chief Scott
Wastewater Board: Dale
ZumBerge and Mark Went-
Water Plant Superintend-
ent: People Service.
Sewer Processing: City of
Bonding Services: Ehlers
& Associates.
City Financial Advisor:
Abdo, Eick, Meyers.
City Auditor: Burkhardt &
Variance & Zoning Assis-
tance: Cynthia Smith-Strack,
MDG, Inc.
City Weed Inspectors: Jay
Dacey, Public Works; and
Bert Panning.
Health Officer: Ehtaisham
Police Protection: Sibley
County Sheriff’s Department
- Sheriff Bruce Ponath.
Park Board: Todd Burg,
Brian Oelfke, Joe Kreger,
Bridgette Hale, Denise
Schuft, Shane Sheets, Zac
Ross, John Schauer, Kris
Winkelmann and Mike
EDA: Randel Bruegger,
Mary Ott, John Foley, Janie
Glover, Mark Wentzlaff,
Brian Oelfke and Bert Pan-
Christmas Lights Com-
mittee: Lynn Vos, Don
Mehlhop, Kim Sheets, Brid-
gette Hale, Jim Flannery, Rita
Edmonds, Brian Oelfke and
Joe Dacey.
Sibley County Trail Sys-
tem: Steve Wilson.
SEDCO: Dale ZumBerge.
Fiber To The Home Board:
Randal Bruegger and Mark
Street Department: Mark
Wentzlaff, Shawn Harms and
Joe Dacey.
New mayor and city council members
take oath of office at meeting in G.I.
Don Sauter, age 58, of Ar-
lington, died unexpectedly at
his home on Tuesday, January
s e r v i c e s
will be held
at the Sibley
East Senior
H i g h
S c h o o l
in Arlington
at 1 p. m.
S a t u r d a y,
Jan. 19. Pastor Kurt
Lehmkuhl will officiate.
Visitation will be held at
Peace Lutheran Church in Ar-
lington from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 18. Visitation
will continue two hours prior
to the service at the school on
Saturday, Jan. 19.
Interment will be at a later
Don was born to Alvin and
Alma (Vasil) Sauter in Gay-
lord on Jan. 17, 1954. He was
a 1972 graduate of the Ar-
lington-Green Isle High
School, and in 1976 graduat-
ed from Mankato State Uni-
versity with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Biology,
and a minor in Chemistry. He
also received a Masters De-
gree in education from MSU.
He started his teaching career
in LeCenter in 1976, before
joining the staff at the Arling-
ton-Green Isle/Sibley East
High School in 1977 where
he taught science until his re-
tirement in June of 2011.
On July 8, 1978, Don was
united in marriage to Lynn
Brazil at St. Brendan’s
Catholic Church in Green
Isle. They enjoyed 21 years
of marriage until her death in
September of 1999.
Don loved hunting, fishing,
golfing, and spending time
with his family and friends.
He also loved baseball, and
won two state championships
in 1994 and 1998. In October
of 2012, Don was inducted
into the Minnesota State High
School League Baseball
Coaches Association Hall of
Fame. He also enjoyed being
an umpire. As an avid out-
doorsman, Don supported
Ducks Unlimited, the Min-
nesota Waterfowl Associa-
tion, the Conservation Part-
ners of America, and Pheas-
ants Forever. He also owned
a successful lawn care busi-
ness for the past 13 years.
Don is survived by his chil-
dren, Ryan (Justine) Sauter
and Kristi (Thomas)
Bartkowicz; his special
friend, Carrie Widger, and her
children, Sarah, Alicia and
Matthew; grandchildren Niles
and Tyce Bartkowicz; and
siblings, Lee (Vicki) Sauter,
Jean (Jerry) Schuetz, Chuck
(Sharon) Shimota, Mary
(Robert) Goheen, and Terri
(Dave) Thomas. He will also
be greatly missed by special
friends, Jerry and Diane
Ebersviller, and his beloved
dog, Libby.
Don was preceded in death
by his wife, Lynn; his par-
ents, Alvin and Alma and his
stepmother, Patricia Sauter.
Kolden Funeral Home of
Arlington is handling the
Don Sauter, 58, Arlington
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By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
wrestling team rolled over
four opponents during a five-
team meet in Arlington on
Saturday, Jan. 12.
Sibley East 49
River Valley 22
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) pinned Mario
Gomez (RV) 4:52.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) won by a major decision
over Conner Bertman (RV)
120-pounds: Mason Voight
(SE) pinned Tyson Minor
(RV) 0:18.
126-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) lost by a major
decision over Sam Baier (RV)
132-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) won by a major decision
over Gerritt Meidel (RV) 11-
138-pounds: Steven Roth
(SE) was pinned by Alexis
Flores (RV) 3:25.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) won by a forfeit.
152-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) won by a forfeit.
160-pounds: Both teams
forfeited this match.
170-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) pinned Tristan Johnson
(RV) 1:07.
182-pounds: Nolan Os-
borne (SE) was pinned by
Tim Krueger (RV) 1:28.
195-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) pinned Issai
Ramirez (RV) 3:37.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a forfeit.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Lance
Brainrd (RV) 1:42.
Sibley East 61
Cretin-Durham Hall 12
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) pinned Casey Mal-
one-Povolny (C-DH) 1:05.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) pinned Casey Bulmer
(C-DH) 0:58.
120-pounds: Mason Voight
(SE) won by a forfeit.
126-pounds: Both teams
forfeited this match.
132-pounds: Nathan
Thomes pinned Dah Gahner
(C-DH) 1:05.
138-pounds: Both teams
forfeited this match.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) pinned Jack Gala-
her (C-DH) 1:32.
152-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) pinned Mason Ros-
tad (C-DH) 0:51.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) won by a major decision
over Noah Kelliher (C-DH)
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Cambell Wasnia
(C-DH) 0:08.
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) decisioned Matt
Bonccich (C-DH) 2-1.
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) won by a forfeit.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a forfeit.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Jovanny
Garcia (C-DH) 2:19.
Sibley East 49
Trinity 12
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) pinned Stephen
Brewer (T) 0:23.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) won by a forfeit.
120-pounds: Mason Voight
(SE) was pinned by James
Gonnan (T) 1:33.
126-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) decisioned
Bryan Ridgway (T) 4-1.
132-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) pinned Colm Maines (T)
138-pounds: Both teams
forfeited this match.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) was decisioned by
Dietrich Balsbaugh (T) 9-8.
152-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) won by a major de-
cision over Sam Swanson (T)
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) was decisioned by Noah
Peterson (T) 7-3.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Dave Dahl (T)
182-pounds: Cody Voight
(SE) pinned Ben Hall (T)
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) won by a forfeit.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a forfeit.
285-pounds: Both teams
forfeited this match.
Sibley East 65
St. Agnes 12
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) pinned Max Cum-
mings (SA) 0:24.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) won by a forfeit.
120-pounds: Mason Voight
(SE) pinned Duy Phan (SA)
126-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) won by a for-
132-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) pinned Alex Hernandez
(SA) 5:05.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) was pinned by
Ryan Hernandez (SA) 3:01.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) was pinned by An-
thony Tarnowski (SA) 0:33.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) won by a technical
fall over Josh Johnson (SA)
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) pinned Thomas Kelly
(SA) 0:29.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Wyatt Lanning
(SA) 2:26.
182-pounds: Nolan Os-
borne (SE) pinned Tom Carl-
son (SA) 4:57.
195: Both teams forfeited
this match.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) pinned Malik Johnson
(SA) 1:52.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) pinned Max Floeder
(SA) 0:42.
Sibley East wrestling team rolls
over 4 opponents in 5-team meet
By Kurt Menk
The visiting Sibley East
varsity wrestling team lost to
fifth ranked Class AA foe
Scott West 37-20 in non-con-
ference action on Friday
evening, Jan. 4.
The Wolverines will travel
to Maple River for a three-
team meet on Thursday night,
Jan. 17. Sibley East will com-
pete in the Eden Prairie
Wrestling Tournament on
Saturday, Jan. 19. In addition,
the Wolverines will host New
Prague and Madelia-Truman
in a triangular meet on Tues-
day night, Jan. 22.
Scott West 37
Sibley East 20
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) was decisioned by
Jackson Stauffacher (SW) 1-
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) decisioned Ben Kelving-
ton (SW) 4-2.
120-pounds: Mason Voight
(SE) was pinned by David
Flynn (SW) 1:42.
126-pounds: Nathan
Thomes was decisioned by
Jacob Backlund (SW) 4-3 in
triple overtime.
132-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) lost by a major decision
to Zac Siegle (SW) 12-0.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) was decisioned by
Luke Zilverberg (SW) 4-2.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) decisioned Shane
Aberham (SW) 7-2.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) was decisioned by
Jake Weirke (SW) 6-5.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) pinned Jack Storlie
(SW) 0:20.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) decisioned Andrew Fog-
arty (SW) 5-4 in triple over-
182-pounds: Nolan Os-
borne (SE) was pinned by
Derek Dahlke (SW) 5:31.
195-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) was decisioned by
Jake Shultz (SW) 5-4.
220-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) pinned Ray Carter (SW)
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Scott
Josiah (SW) 0:57.
SE wrestlers fall to Scott West 37-20
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
(Top Photo) Sibley East
126-pounder Nathan
Thomes, front, tried to
escape from River Valley
wrestler Sam Baier,
back. (Left Photo) Sibley
East 132-pounder Jason
Meyer, left, controlled
River Valley wrestler
Gerritt Meidel, right. The
action occurred at the
Sibley East Senior High
School in Arlington on
Saturday, Jan. 12.
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls basketball team split a
pair of road games during the
past week.
The Lady Wolverines, 1-6
in the Minnesota River Con-
ference and 4-8 overall, will
travel to Mayer Lutheran in
conference action at 7:30
p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Sibley
East will host Maple River in
non-conference play at 7:30
p.m. Monday, Jan. 21.
Watertown-Mayer 60
Sibley East 45
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls basketball team
was almost doubled up in the
first half and eventually lost
to Watertown-Mayer 60-45
during a Minnesota River
Conference game on Thurs-
day, Jan. 10.
Senior Jordan Thomes led
the Lady Wolverines with 11
points. Junior Jessica Garza
and sophomore Autumn Dose
netted six points apiece while
sophomore McKenzie Som-
mers hooped five points. Jun-
iors Megan Eckberg and
Maren Miner and sophomore
Kelli Martens scored four
points apiece. Senior Court-
ney Schwirtz nailed a three-
pointer while freshman
Alyssa Weber added two
The Lady Wolverines hit
126 of 41 shots from the field
for 49 percent. Sibley East
also converted nine of 25 free
throw attempts for 36 per-
Sibley East also collected
24 rebounds in the setback.
Eckberg pulled down eight
boards while Sommers snared
four caroms. Thomes had
three boards.
Garza also recored three
steals and two assists while
Weber contributed two dishes
and two thefts.
Sibley East 58
New Ulm 27
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls basketball team
rebounded with a 58-27 win
over New Ulm in non-confer-
ence action on Friday night,
Jan. 11.
Sophomore post McKenzie
Sommers led 11 players in
scoring with 13 points. Junior
Maren Miner tossed in eight
points while juniors Jessica
Garza and Megan Eckberg
netted six points each. Senior
Briana Reierson and fresh-
man Alyssa Weber scored
five points apiece while sen-
ior Jordan Thomes and fresh-
men Autumn Dose and Kelli
Martens hooped four points
each. Sophomore Shelby
Voight and junior Kimberbly
Kurtzweg added two points
and one point respectively.
Sibley East connected on
19 of 59 shots from the field
for 32 percent and 20 of 39
charity tosses for 51 percent.
The Lady Wolverines col-
lected 43 rebounds in the
win. Briana Reierson pulled
down seven caroms while
Miner snared six boards. Eck-
berg and Sommers added five
and four rebounds respective-
Garza also contributed two
assists and one steal while
Briana Reierson, Thomes and
Weber added two assists
The Sibley East B-squad
girls basketball team dropped
a pair of road games last
Visiting Sibley East lost to
Watertown-Mayer 44-29 on
Thursday night, Jan. 10.
McKayla Stumm pumped
in 12 points for the Lady
Wolverines. Breann Walsh
had four points while Britany
Reierson, Mikayla Perschau
and Shelby Voight netted
three points each while Alicia
Kranz and Katie Tuchten-
hagen added two points
Reierson contributed four
rebounds and two steals
while Liz Thies added four
boards and one theft.
The visiting Lady Wolver-
ines also fell to New Ulm 40-
33 on Friday evening, Jan.
Perschau and Tuchten-
hagen led Sibley East with
nine and seven points respec-
tively. Kimberly Kurtzweg
tossed in six points while
Voight and Stumm tallied
four and three points respec-
tively. Walsh added two
Stumm contributed six re-
bounds, three steals and two
assists while Perschau snared
nine boards. Tuchtenhagen
added four assists, two car-
oms and two steals.
The Lady Wolverines cur-
rently have a 5-5 record over-
SE girls topple New Ulm,
fall to Watertown-Mayer
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team pum-
meled visiting Le Sueur-Hen-
derson 66-40 in Minnesota
River Conference play on
Friday night, Jan. 11.
Junior Brody Rodning led
three players in double digits
with 19 points. Seniors Tyler
Bates and Sam Harrison also
hit double figures with 15 and
12 points respectively. Senior
Max Grabow netted eight
points while seniors Steve
Haefs and Logan Highland
hooped three points apiece.
Seniors Andrew Grack, Tyler
Kratzke and Nick Bruss
added two points each.
The Wolverines hit 20 of
56 shots from two-point
range for 36 percent and four
of 10 long bombs for 40 per-
cent. Sibley East also sank 14
of 20 foul shots for 70 per-
Sibley East dominated the
glass by a 40-27 margin.
Grabow and Tyler Bates
yanked down eight caroms
each while Harrison con-
tributed five boards. Julius
Asmussen, Grack, Haefs and
Kratzke had three rebounds
Haefs also collected three
assists and two steals while
Grabow had three blocked
shots, one assist and one
The Wolverines, 3-2 in the
MRC and 6-4 overall, will
host Norwood Young Ameri-
ca in MRC play at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 22.
The Sibley East B-squad
boys basketball team defeated
visiting Le Sueur-Henderson
54-43 on Friday evening, Jan.
Jordan Petzel scored 12
points while Darin Neisen
hooped nine points. Andrew
Bullert netted seven points
while Zach Garza, Lukas
Bullert and Cordell Bates
hooped six points each. Julius
Asmussen had five points
while Cole Bruhn added three
SE boys pummel LS-H 66-40
By Kurt Menk
Former Arlington-Green
Isle and Sibley East science
teacher and baseball coach
Don Sauter passed away at
his home in Arlington on
Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Sauter, a 1972 graduate
of the Arlington-Green Isle
High School where he was
a three-point standout ath-
lete, was the head baseball
coach at A-GI and Sibley
East high schools from
His teams won approxi-
mately 350 games. The in-
cluded 15 conference titles,
five region/section champi-
onships and five appear-
ances in the state tourna-
The 1994 team, which
had a 23-game winning
streak, and the 1998 team,
which won 25 consecutive
games, each won the state
Sauter also played ama-
teur baseball for the Green
Isle Irish from 1972-1989.
A complete obituary ap-
pears on page 5 in this
week’s edition of the Ar-
lington Enterprise.
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Pending suitable snow
cover, low-flying helicopters
will be conducting whitetail
deer population surveys from
January through March in
northwestern, central and
southeastern Minnesota.
“Good wildlife manage-
ment decisions are based on
good science,” said Lou Cor-
nicelli, wildlife research man-
ager for the Minnesota De-
partment of Natural Re-
sources (DNR). “These sur-
vey flights collect some of
baseline data we need to
make those decisions.”
DNR pilots will fly survey
areas in 18 deer permit areas
during daylight hours at
about 200 feet. Results of
aerial surveys are used to
help estimate deer population
in these areas.
Affected areas include per-
mit areas 260 and 264 in Kitt-
son, Marshall, Pennington
and Roseau counties; permit
areas 239 and 270 in Becker,
Clay, Grant, Otter Tail and
Wilkin counties; permit areas
214, 215, 221 and 22 in Ben-
ton, Mille Lacs, Morrison,
Stearns, Todd and Wadena
counties; and deer permit
areas 341-349 and 602 in
Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue,
Houston, Mower, Olmsted,
Wabasha and Winona coun-
Aerial elk surveys using
both an airplane and helicop-
ter are planned for the Kitt-
son County and Grygla elk
ranges in northwestern Min-
Questions about survey
flights should be directed to
the DNR’s farmland wildlife
research office in Madelia at
507-642-8478; the northwest
regional wildlife office in Be-
midji at 218-308-2651; or the
Rochester area wildlife office
at 507-206-2859.
Helicopters will count deer
in many areas of Minnesota
As Minnesota waterfowl
experts begin planning for the
2013 hunting season they are
pleased with a memorable
An earlier season opener,
regulation changes that creat-
ed more opportunity and
some timely help from Moth-
er Nature all combined to
make 2012 a noteworthy sea-
“We expected it to be a
good season and, by all ac-
counts, it was,” said Steve
Cordts, waterfowl specialist
for the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Natural Resources
(DNR). “We’ve heard a lot of
positive reports from hunters.
Most seemed very satisfied.”
The DNR added a third
duck zone in southern Min-
nesota and used different
splits, or closed periods, to
provide some later hunting in
that part of the state.
“The season structure we
used this year allowed for al-
most a second opener effect
in our south duck zone as
well as some late season
hunting, which both seemed
to work well based on the re-
ports we heard,” Cordts said.
This year, Cordts said, the
agency is considering even
more changes, including al-
lowing Canada geese hunting
in August, changing the early
goose season bag limit and
allowing open water duck
hunting on a small number of
“No decisions have been
made – and some would re-
quire federal approval – but
we are floating these concepts
out for discussion and feed-
back,” said Cordts. He said
formal public input will be
taken later this year.
Although 2012 duck har-
vest numbers will not be
available until summer, an in-
crease in harvest is expected.
Duck harvest in recent years
has been around 650, 000
ducks. Mallards typically
rank first followed by wood
ducks, blue-winged teal, ring-
necked ducks and green-
winged teal.
“By most accounts, ring-
necked duck numbers and
hunting success were lower
this fall than recent years but
that was about the only nega-
tive during the entire season,”
Cordts said.
Almost half of the state’s
annual duck harvest occurs
during the first two weekends
of the season. The early open-
ing date provided good hunt-
ing across the state for blue-
winged teal and wood ducks.
Reports of good mallard
hunting came throughout the
season, and timely weather
systems in late October and
early November provided
some excellent waterfowl
hunting days.
Waterfowl habitat condi-
tions were extremely dry
statewide the entire season,
which made access more dif-
ficult in many areas but also
made for hunting success.
“In some of the drier re-
gions, if you could find water,
it held ducks,” Cordts said.
“In other regions, the dry
conditions improved water-
fowl foraging opportunities,
especially for dabbling
An early crop harvest pro-
vided numerous field hunting
opportunities for Canada
geese, and the lack of snow
into December resulted in
good numbers of geese scat-
tered across the state through-
out fall.
“We didn’t see the large
concentrations of migrant
Canada geese at some of the
traditional staging areas like
Lac qui Parle Wildlife Man-
agement Area but still had
good Canada goose hunting
across the state,” Cordts said.
Cordts noted that even
though the 2012 duck season
ended on a positive note the
major prairie breeding re-
gions of Minnesota and the
Dakotas are exceptionally
dry. Moreover, high commod-
ity prices and rising global
demand for food and energy
are having a significant nega-
tive impact on wildlife habi-
tat because more land is
going into farm production.
“Nearly 3 million acres of
Conservation Reserve Pro-
gram ground in Minnesota
and the Dakotas have been
converted from wildlife habi-
tat to mainly row crops since
2008,” said Cordts. “To put
that in perspective, that’s
nearly 5,000 square miles,
which translates into a 20-
mile wide corridor along In-
terstate 94 from St. Paul to
Fargo, N.D.
“Taken together, dry condi-
tions and habitat loss will
have significant negative con-
sequences for ducks in future
Final waterfowl stamp
sales in 2012 were 89,950.
Stamp sales have held stable
the past four years at just
under 90,000.
“We’d like to see our
hunter numbers increase but
at least they’ve stabilized,”
said Cordts. “We will contin-
ue to explore opportunities
for additional hunter recruit-
ment and retention.”
2012: A good season for waterfowlers
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The following boys and girls were winners in the
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest in Arlington
on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13. Front Row: (left to
right) Madilyn Krentz, Brianna Kranz and Aaron Flieth.
Back Row: (l to r) Connor Kranz, Brent Walters,
Austin Weckwerth and Lindsey Flieth.
By Kurt Menk
Four boys and three girls
were first place winners in
the local 2013 Knights of
Columbus Free Throw Con-
test which was held at the
Sibley East Senior High
School in Arlington on Sun-
day afternoon, Jan. 13.
Each contestant shot three
warm up free throws and then
15 consecutive free throws.
The boy winners were
Aaron Flieth (10-year-old age
division), Austin Weckwerth
(12-year-old age division),
Connor Kranz (13-year-old
age division) and Brent Wal-
ters (14-year-old age divi-
The girl winners were Bri-
anna Kranz (10-year-old age
division), Madilyn Krentz
(11-year-old age division)
and Lindsey Flieth (12-year-
old age division).
There were over 15 partici-
pants in the five boys and
girls age division.
The local winners will now
compete in the District Free
Throw Contest in Le Center
on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3.
In the event that the champi-
on is unable to attend, the
second place winner will at-
The local contest was spon-
sored by the local Knights of
Columbus organization. The
chairperson for the free throw
contest was Tom Noack.
Youngsters win in KC free throw contest
seems incapable of addressing
big national needs in an ambi-
tious way. In an earlier effort
to punt on fiscal issues, it cre-
ated the “fiscal cliff” — and
then failed to deal with it. In-
stead, it cobbled together yet
another stopgap measure at
the last moment. All of the
key issues it had a chance to
resolve — the sequester,
spending, the debt ceiling —
will have to be revisited in the
next few months. And that’s
before Congress can even get
to the real issues of reviving
economic growth with invest-
ments in research, human cap-
ital, and infrastructure.
This throws into sharp relief
an even more fundamental
problem: the traditional leg-
islative system for dealing
with tough issues in a rational
manner is broken. The time-
honored approach afforded by
the regular committee process,
the pull and tug of negotia-
tions as legislation worked its
way through multiple players,
the vetting and deal-making
that once took place in a Con-
gress organized to do so — all
of that is gone.
Instead, like an uncontrol-
lable twitch, Congress repeat-
edly indulges in fiscal brinks-
manship. This leaves it unable
to deal effectively with our
challenges, raises serious
doubts about the viability of
our system, and causes the
rest of the world to question
our ability to lead.
It was noteworthy that the
broad outlines of the fiscal
cliff agreement were negotiat-
ed by two people, Vice Presi-
dent Joe Biden and Senate
Minority Leader Mitch Mc-
Connell, while thousands of
tiny but important details
were left to staff. Some of the
most prominent names in
American politics decried the
lack of transparency in the
process and their own irrele-
vance to it. The issues being
negotiated were of enormous
importance to their con-
stituents, but powerful and
back-bench legislators alike
had less input into what was
going on than even the un-
elected staff members of the
key players. Their only role
was an up-or-down vote at the
This is worth noticing be-
cause one other thing the fis-
cal cliff fiasco made clear is
that the approach many new
members of Congress took
during the campaign — that
they intend to help Congress
get things done — is sorely
needed. Politicians on Capitol
Hill at the moment are simply
unwilling to make truly hard
Commenting on the Repub-
licans in the wake of the nego-
tiations, New York Times
columnist David Brooks said,
“The core thing [the fiscal
cliff deal] says about them is
that they want to reform enti-
tlements and cut spending, but
they can’t actually propose
any plans to do these things
because it would be politically
unpopular.” The same might
be said of Democrats and the
White House, who recognize
that entitlement reform needs
to be on the table, but are re-
luctant to specify what they
want to see.
So we’re left with two par-
ties passing one another in the
night, unable to come to terms
and unwilling to risk alienat-
ing their core constituencies to
do so. In our system of repre-
sentative democracy, Capitol
Hill should be the place where
their competing concerns get
hammered out. What we
learned from the fiscal cliff
negotiations is that Congress
isn’t that place. As a former
member, I’m embarrassed that
we can’t govern this nation
better. Maybe the new Con-
gress will have the courage to
change course.
Lee Hamilton is Director of
the Center on Congress at In-
diana University. He was a
member of the U.S. House of
Representatives for 34 years.
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FSA Matters
Minnesota U.S. Senator
Amy Klobuchar visited the
Darrel and Diane Mosel farm
near Gaylord on Tuesday,
Jan. 8. The purpose of the
visit was to discuss the im-
pact of the Farm Bill exten-
sion developed as part of the
recent fiscal cliff deal bro-
kered by Congress. Also pres-
ent for the discussion were
the Mosels’ son, Michael, and
half-a-dozen other farmer-
members of the Land Stew-
ardship Project.
“I've been farming for 32
years and while there are
pieces in federal farm policy
that make sense and help
farmers, there is also a need
for reforms, ” said Darrel
Mosel, who operates a di-
verse crop and livestock oper-
ation. “Talking to and engag-
ing with policymakers is
something we farmers must
do, and that was part of the
reason our family wanted to
host Senator Klobuchar.”
In March 2012 Darrel
Mosel testified in front of the
U.S. Senate Agriculture Com-
mittee on the need for invest-
ments in working lands con-
servation programs like the
Conservation Stewardship
Program (CSP), which he
uses on his farm. The pro-
gram supports farmers’ ef-
forts to maintain and enhance
soil and water stewardship. In
Minnesota, it has been ex-
tremely popular during the
past few years, with 3,232
producer contracts being
signed--more than any other
state. This represents $260
million in payments to the
state's farmers.
Klobuchar, who serves on
the Senate Agriculture Com-
mittee, spoke about her frus-
tration that a five-year Farm
Bill has not been enacted into
law and that the extension
provided in the fiscal cliff
deal is inadequate when in
light of the needs and oppor-
tunities of farmers and rural
communities in the state.
“Hearing firsthand the Sen-
ator’s recognition of the im-
portance of conservation and
beginning farmer measures
was something I found en-
couraging, ” said Laura
Frerichs, a beginning farmer
and owner of Loon Organics
in Hutchinson, Minn. “There
is a shared frustration that the
fiscal cliff deal didn't renew
beginning farmer programs or
fix some of the conservation
The Beginning Farmer and
Rancher Development Pro-
gram (BFRDP), which pro-
vides resources for new
farmer training and support,
fell victim to the protracted
Farm Bill debate and the
hastily developed Farm Bill
extension in the fiscal cliff
deal. Passed and funded in
the 2008 Farm Bill, BFRDP
expired last fall when a new
Farm Bill was not passed.
Since 2009, BFRDP has as-
sisted over 38,000 new pro-
ducers and provided grants in
48 states, according to
USDA. However, unless
Congress allocates money for
this highly popular and effec-
tive program, it will cease to
During the conversation at
the Mosel farm, Sen.
Klobuchar offered some in-
sights into how a comprehen-
sive Farm Bill might progress
in the new Congress as law-
makers focus on spending
cuts and debt reduction in the
next couple of months.
“I think Senator Klobuchar
is right when she says we
have a chance to gain full
Farm Bill re-authorization in
the upcoming Congressional
deal on spending cuts and
debt reduction,” said Adam
Warthesen, a Land Steward-
ship Project policy organizer.
“The Senate Farm Bill, which
Senator Klobuchar helped ad-
vance last year, actually pro-
duces savings which Con-
gress is desperately looking
for. That Senate Farm Bill
also included support for
working lands conservation
and new farmers. It is impor-
tant for such support to stay
intact in whatever moves for-
Darrel Mosel said hosting
Klobuchar on his farm of-
fered a great opportunity for
the senator to see and hear
firsthand the impacts of fed-
eral agriculture policy.
“It's not every day you get
to have coffee at your farm
with a U.S. Senator,” he said.
"I appreciated the exchange
with Senator Klobuchar and
being able to share our fami-
ly's thoughts on what’s im-
portant to our community and
Klobuchar visits Sibley County farm
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Farewell Gift
Mayor Jim Kreft, right, presented a
farewell gift to City Administrator Matt
Jaunich, left, during the city organiza-
tional meeting on Friday night, Jan. 11.
Jaunich, who was recently hired as the
first ever Sibley County administrator,
was given a compass for his new office
in Gaylord. The compass, which was
constructed by Jim Kreft at Kreft Cabi-
nets, always points east.
By Lori Weckwerth
FSA Matters
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Apply now: Priority is
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by April 15.
LDPs for Unshorn
Lamb Pelts
Eligible producers have
until Jan. 31 to apply for
Loan Deficiency Payments
(LDP) for unshorn pelts pro-
duced during the 2012 crop
Eligible producers must
have beneficial interest in the
pelts, owned the lamb for at
least 30 calendar days before
the date of slaughter and sell
the unshorn lamb for immedi-
ate slaughter. Producers must
also comply with wetland
conservation and highly
erodible land conservation
provisions on all lands they
operate or have interest in.
To qualify for payment,
pelts must have been pro-
duced by an eligible producer
from live unshorn lambs of
domestic origin in the United
The Friends of Rush
River recently held a meet-
ing a the Henderson Road
Haus, according to Bev
The meeting was called
to order by President Tom
The treasurer ’s report
was given. It was noted that
$6,000-plus was given in
donations in the money
boxes in the park over last
summer. This money is
used to maintain the park.
The group had favorable
comments about the con-
tract holders who main-
tained the park over the
past year. These contract
holders will be contacted
again for this year.
The summer outdoor
dance was a great success.
Another summer dance will
be planned again possibly
the weekend before Labor
The annual fundraiser
dance will be held in Hen-
derson on Saturday, March
Dues are now due to be-
come a voting member of
the group.
The well in the main area
of the park needs to be re-
paired. Geib Well Compa-
ny, Arlington, will be con-
tacted for this repair.
Trees will be planted in
the open area next to the
river this spring. Members
were asked for places to
purchase these trees at a
good price.
The Friends of Rush
River will hold its next
meeting on Wednesday
night, Jan. 30. Members are
asked to attend and keep
the park a great place to
visit during the summer.
Friends of Rush River to meet Jan. 30
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 17, 2013, page 9
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Local Representative
Leah Schrupp
Arlington, MN 55307
3 miles North of LeSueur
on Highway 169
30945 Forest Prairie Road
(507) 665-3126
HOURS: M-F 8-5
Weekends by appointment.
Visit our
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“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the
desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16 NIV
Creekside Community Church
114 Shamrock Dr., Arlington • 964-2872
www.creekside-church.com • creeksidecc@mediacombb.net
Pastor Ben Lane
Worship: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Commercial and Industrial Builders
Green Isle, MN 55338
ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551
Arlington State Bank
Serving the Community Since 1895
A & N Radiator Repair
Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners
23228 401 Ave., Arlington
877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II
Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
700 W. Lake St., Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-3700
or TOLL FREE: 1-888-466-3700
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
Ave. NW • (507) 964-2251
402 W. Alden, Arlington
Online at
Arlington Haus
Your Hometown Pub & Eatery
Arlington • 1-507-964-2473
100 Years. 100 Reasons.
Phone 952-467-2992
Hwy. 5 N., Arlington
Homestyle Pizza
Real or Soft Serve Ice Cream
Gas – Diesel – Deli – Videos
23180 401 Ave., Arlington Phone 507-964-2264
23189 Hwy. 5 North,
Arlington, MN 55307
Office (507) 964-2283
Cell (320) 583-4324
P.O. Box 314
Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-2201
Church News
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $385
Monday: Turkey casserol e,
peas, tropical fruit, bread with
margarine, bar, low fat milk.
Tuesday: Chili, pear sauce, let-
tuce with dressing, crackers with
margarine, sherbet, low fat milk.
Wednesday: Baked chicken,
baked potato, squash, bread with
margarine, gelatin with fruit and
whipped topping, low fat milk.
Thursday: Meatballs with gravy,
mashed potatoes, beets, bread
with margarine, fruit crisp, low fat
Fri day: Crumb topped fish,
whole potatoes, Prince William
vegetables, bread with margarine,
pie, low fat milk.
Arlington and Gaylord
Breakfast i s served at 8:00
a.m. daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is
served wi th each meal dai l y.
Menu is subject to change.
Monday: No school.
Tuesday: Crunchmania, juice,
Wednesday: Waffle, juice, milk.
Thursday: Muffin, cheesestick,
juice, milk.
Friday: Cracker stick, seeds,
juice, milk.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal . Addi ti onal mi l k i s
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: No school.
Tuesday: Burrito, rice, refried
beans, lettuce, tomato, peaches.
Wednesday: Tator tot hotdish,
creamy fruit, veggie stix, bread
Thursday: Chi cken patty,
whole grain bun, french fries, let-
tuce. tomato, corn, fruit.
Friday: French toast, sausage,
potato wedge, squash, juice.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal . Addi ti onal mi l k i s
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: No school.
Tuesday: Chi cken nuggets,
seasoned rice, broccoli, carrots,
mandarin oranges.
Wednesday: Toasted cheese
sandwich, tomato soup, veggie
stix, green beans, mixed fruit.
Thursday: Turkey and gravy,
mashed potatoes, peas, peach
Friday: Rib on bun, oven fries,
baked beans, pineapple.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, January 20: 8:15 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service with Holy Commun-
Monday, January 21: 11:30
a.m. “Feeding of the 500” club.
Wednesday, January 23: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Junior
bell choir.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Friday - Sunday, January 18-
20: GLLM family winter retreat.
Sunday, January 20: 8:00 a.m.
Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship. 10:00
a.m. Sunday school and fellow-
Tuesday, January 22: Pastor
leads Good Sam worship. 9:00
a.m. Quilting. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
TOPS in church basement.
Wednesday, January 23: 9:00
a.m. Newsletter deadline. 3:45
p.m. 7th and 9th grade confirma-
tion. 4:30 p.m. 8th grade confir-
Thursday, January 24: 9:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service
on cable TV. 9:00 a.m. Quilting.
Green Isle Township
Friday, January 18: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
6:00 p.m. Deadline for February
activities calendar.
Sunday, January 20: 10:30 a.m.
Worship with Communion. Pas-
tor Bob Hines.
Tuesday, January 22: 8:00 p.m.
Elders’ meeting at St. Paul’s.
Wednesday, January 23: 3:45
p.m. Confirmation at Peace
Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. Wednesday school for
grades 1 to 5 at St. Paul’s. 8:00
p.m. Joint choir practice at St.
Thursday, January 24: Private
Christian & Missionary
Ben Lane, Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Thursday, January 17: 1:00 or
7:00 p.m. Bible study of Eph-
esians. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible
study of Titus at Dave
Gustafson’s home.
Saturday, January 19: 10:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon, HTM mobile
food shelf. Volunteers please ar-
rive at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 20: 10:00 a.m.
Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship serv-
Wednesday, January 23: 7:00
to 8:30 p.m. REACH youth group
at the Shogren’s.
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
Wayne Swanson, Pastor
Saturday, January 19: 8:00
a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00
a.m. Bible study at Bette Nel-
Sunday, January 20: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:10 a.m.
Sunday school.
Monday, January 21: Deadline
for February newsletter items.
Wednesday, January 23: 7:00
p.m. Bible study; choir. 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 24: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Worship
on cable TV. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Bible study at Jean Olson’s.
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Saturday, January 19: 9:00
a.m. A-team basketball tourna-
ment at Greenfield.
Sunday, January 20: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Family
Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Worship.
Monday, January 21: No
school. 10:00 a.m. Calendar in-
formation due.
Tuesday, January 22: 4:15 p.m.
Two B-team games at Courtland.
6:00 p.m. Counting Committee.
7:00 p.m. Daily Bible readers.
Wednesday, January 23: 2:00
p.m. Bible study. 3:45 p.m. Pub-
lic school confirmation class.
7:30 p.m. Choir practice. 8:00
p.m. Finance Board.
Thursday, January 24: 10:00
a.m. Bulletin information due.
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Service
on cable TV channel 8. 7:00 to
8:30 p.m. Open gym.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Friday, January 18: 5:15 p.m.
Shakopee prison visit. 6:30 p.m.
Thomas home Bible study, 8510
Penn Ave., Bloomington. Leave
church at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service.
Wednesday, January 23: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes. 8:00
p.m. Youth Focused.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, January 18: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar).
Saturday, January 19: 5:00
p.m. Mass (Mar).
Sunday, January 20: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Elementary religious education
(Mar). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic).
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Elementary re-
ligious education, PreK and 1st
grade (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass
(Mar). 7:00 p.m. “Faith on Fire”
Bible study (Mic).
Monday, January 21: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m.
AA and AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, January 22: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar).
Wednesday, January 23: 7:30
a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass
(Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word and Com-
munion (Oak Terrace). 3:15 to
4:30 p.m. Elementary religious
education, second to fifth grade
(Mic). 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr.
high religious education (Mar
and Mic).
Thursday, January 24: 7:30
a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass
(Bre and Mic). 9:00 a.m. Scrip-
ture study (Srs. residence in Gay-
lord). 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anony-
mous (Mic).
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Vicar John Gabrielson, Inter-
im Pastor
Sunday, January 20: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:45 a.m. Fel-
lowship. 10:30 a.m. Worship.
Monday, January 21: 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. Quilting.
Tuesday, January 22: 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. Quilting.
Wednesday, January 23: 6:00
p.m. Confirmation at St. Paul’s.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Sunday, January 20: 9:00 a.m.
Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship.
Thursday, January 24: 5:30
p.m. Deadline for bulletin and
calendar information.
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, January 20: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service.
Choir practice after worship.
Wednesday, January 23: 6:30
to 8:00 p.m. Catechism class.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Green Isle
Friday, January 18: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
6:00 p.m. Deadline for February
activities calendar.
Sunday, January 20: 7:45 a.m.
Worship without Communion.
Pastor Bob Hines. 9:00 a.m. Sun-
day school.
Tuesday, January 22: 8:00 p.m.
Joint Elders’ meeting at St.
Wednesday, January 23: 3:45
p. m. Confirmation at Peace
Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to 7:30
p. m. Wednesday school for
grades 1 to 5. 8:00 p.m. Joint
choir practice at St. Paul’s.
Thursday, January 24: Private
Samuel and Randi Petersen
Shimota - Petersen
Randi Shimota and Samuel
Petersen were united in mar-
riage during a wedding cere-
mony at the Chanhassen Din-
ner Theatre on Saturday after-
noon, Sept. 22, 2012.
Mitchell Gunderson, friend of
the couple, officiated.
Parents of the couple are
Chuck and Sharon Shimota,
Arlington, and Tom and Liane
Petersen, Chaska.
Matron of Honor was
Emily Shimota. Bridesmen
were Rick Shimota, Andy
Shimota and Jason “JD” Ar-
Best Man was Nathan
Groomsmen were John Pe-
tersen, Tim Hansen and Tony
The couple, which took a
two-week honeymoon to Ire-
land, resides in St. Paul.
State law requires car-
bon monoxide (CO) detec-
tion devices to be installed
in homes within 10 feet of
each lawfully used sleep-
ing quarter, according to
Arlington Fire Chief John
CO is a poisonous gas
that is colorless, odorless,
tasteless and non-irritating
produced by burning fuels
such as gasoline, coal,
wood, charcoal, kerosene,
natural gas, propane, heat-
ing oil and almost any
other combustible materi-
When breathed into the
body, CO combines with
blood and oxygen absorp-
tion, which can cause ill-
ness or death. Symptoms
mimic the flu and usually
begin with a headache.
People who suspect CO
release or exposure should
induce fresh air immedi-
ately and call 911.
To prevent CO build up:
• Make sure your fresh
air intake is unobstructed.
• Have fuel-burning
equipment regularly
checked by a qualified
technician (most manufac-
turers recommend annual
• Check frequently for
visible signs of problems,
such as high indoor hu-
midity, or soot or water
collecting near a burner or
• Never run your car or
any other combustible en-
gine in your garage or
your home as CO can
build up and move into the
home causing illness and
even death.
For more information
about CO alarms, contact
any member of the Arling-
ton Fire Department or
Green Isle Fire Depart-
Minnesota state law
requires CO alarms
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mar ket ing.com.
Look ing for someone to do a 1
time per week food pick up at the
St. Pet er Food Co-op and de liv er
to Ar ling ton. Also someone will ing
to pre pare sim ple foods. (507)
HAND Y MAN: Will do re mo del ing
of kitch ens, bath rooms, hang ing
doors and wi nd ows, pai nt i ng,
sheet rock ing, tex tur iz ing or any
minor re pairs in side or out side.
Wi l l al so do cl ean i ng of base -
ments/ga rag es. Call (320) 848-
2722 or (320) 583-1278.
Fire wood for sale. 100% Ash, split
and dry. Any quant i ty. De liv ery is
avail able. Call (320) 583-1597.
New 95% Good man gas fur nace
with new Fo cus Pro 6000 ther mo -
stat in stalled for only $2,100. J&R
Plumb ing, Heat ing, AC, Lester
Prair ie, MN. Li censed, bond ed, in -
sured. (320) 510-5035.
Min ne so ta Twins sea son tick ets
for 2013 sea son. Sec ti on 121
seats. Pack age in cludes 2 seats.
5, 10 or 15 game pack ag es avail -
able. Con tact Rick at (952) 224-
6331 for more in for ma tion.
We buy used bat ter ies and lead
weights. Pay ing top dol lar for junk
bat ter ies. Pay ing $8 to $24/bat -
tery. We pick up. Call 800-777-
2243. Ask for Dana.
You must see it to ap pre ci ate it!
11798 155th St., Glen coe. Hob by
farm for sale. 6 +/- acr es, beau ti ful
4BR home. Very new out build ings.
MLS# 4177963, $300,000. Con -
tact me for a pri vate show ing. Paul
Krueg er, Edi na Re al ty, (612) 328-
4506, Paul Krueg er@edi nare al -
Newly remodeled apartments for
rent i n Renvi l l e. Water, heat,
garbage i ncl uded. New appl i -
ances, air conditioners. (320) 564-
2BR Apart ment for rent in Ar ling -
ton. Avai l abl e Janu ary 1. No
smok ing, no pets. For more in for -
ma ti on cal l Dan at (507) 964-
Ap pl y now. 1BR, wash/dry i n
apart ment, walk-in clos et. Am ber -
Field Place, Ar ling ton. 800-873-
For rent in Oli via: 2BR apart ment.
Ca ble, in ter net, gar bage, and all
util i ties in clud ed. Also, 3BR house
for rent in Oli via. Call (320) 212-
Com mer cial Build ing avail able
now! 900 sq. ft. down town Gay -
lord. Call Sar ah at (507) 237-5339
days, (507) 237-4166 even ings.
3BR House, 2BA, porch, fin ished
base ment, 2-car ga rage, W/D, AC,
in Ar ling ton. No smok ing. No pets.
$730 plus de pos it and util i ties.
Avail able im me diate ly. (952) 758-
Green Isle: House for rent. 2BR
with ga rage. $649/mo. (612) 210-
2766 or (952) 442-5025.
FARM LAND WANT ED to rent for
2013 and beyond. Con tact Jay
Gass, (320) 522-0273 or (320)
Young farm er look ing for pro duc -
tive farm land for 2013 and be-
yond. Com peti tive rates and ref er -
enc es. Call Aus tin Blad at (320)
Day care in Ar ling ton has open ings
for ages 1 and old er. Please call
Lau ra (507) 964-2186 or (952)
your place or ours. Give Vir gil a
call. Schau er Con struc tion, Inc.
(320) 864-4453.
Plas tic re pair. Don’t throw it. Let
me weld it. Call Mike, Bird Is land,
an y time (320) 579-0418.
Misc. Farm Items
Parts, Repair
Trucks, Vans
Help Wanted
Work Wanted
Heating/Air Cond.
Wanted To Buy
Hobby Farm
Business, Office
Want To Rent
Child Care
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Healthcare Center of Gaylord
has openings in the following positions:
• 72 hour night position, 10 p.m.-6:30 a.m.
Position includes every other weekend and holidays.
Benefits eligible, 401K and $3.00 shift differential.
• Seeking individual interested in a casual/on call
position with the activities department.
Individual must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with the
elderly, be a self-starter and have flexible working hours.
• 32 hr pay period, evening position, 5-9:30 p.m.
Position includes every other weekend and holidays.
• Every other weekend position, 4-8 p.m.
Duties include preparing dining area for meals,
serving meals, clean up following meals.
Applications are available at:
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For further information, contact
Human Resources at 507-237-8703.
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