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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 26 • Thursday, January 2, 2014 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
Editor’s Note: The following article is a summary of
the major news stories in the Arlington and Green Isle
area during the final six months of 2013. The first six
months were featured in last week’s edition of the Ar-
lington Enterprise.
Members and friends of the Arlington Area Chamber
of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at TM
Wellness Revolution along Highway 5 in Arlington.
Tim Schellhammer began his duties as the new
senior high principal at the Sibley East Senior High
Arlington resident Pauline Wiemann received the
Medal of Merit from the Arlington Lions Club for her
community service work.
An article was featured on Bruce and Nelva
Lilienthal, rural Arlington, and the meteorite he
found on their farm during the spring of 2011.
Sibley East teacher/coach Doug Flieth, Gaylord, was
charged with one count of interference with privacy, ac-
cording to the Sibley County Attorney’s Office. He was
later suspended with pay by the Sibley East School
Board pending investigations.
Tim and Bryce Kloeckl became Fourth Degree
Knights at the Minnesota Knights of Columbus
Fourth Degree Exemplification held in Rochester.
Father and grandfather Tony Kloeckl has been a
Fourth Degree Knight since April 29, 1995.
The traffic signal light at the intersection of Highway
5 and West Main Street in Arlington was removed.
The Green Isle Fire Department held its 125th an-
niversary celebration. Retired members of the Green
Isle Fire Department served as grand marshals for
the parade.
The Sibley County Board of Commissioners passed a
resolution for the establishment of a $10 wheelage tax
on vehicle registration starting in 2014.
The Green Isle City Council unanimously ap-
proved a motion to accept a recommendation from
the Fire Board to purchase a fire engine to replace
the 1991 Ford pump truck. The total cost was
Brianna Williams, Le Sueur, was crowned as the
2013-2014 Miss Sibley County during coronation cere-
monies. Lexi Platz, Winthrop, was selected as First
Princess while Christy Woehler, Arlington, was chosen
as Second Princess. Abby Tourtellott, Gaylord, was se-
lected as Miss Congeniality.
Pastor Eric Rapp was installed as the new pastor
at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle.
The Arlington City Council voted 4-0 and approved a
motion to accept the low bid of $173,608 from Ti-Zack
Concrete, Inc., Le Center, for the Safe Routes To School
project. The project was completed in late August.
Howard Schneider and Kay Schumacher, both of
Arlington, were recognized as the Sibley County
Outstanding Senior Citizens.
The Highway 5 Project from Arlington to Green Isle,
which was scheduled to start in late July, got underway
in mid August.
The Green Isle Irish baseball team posted two
wins in the Region 7C Baseball Tournament and
earned a berth in the Minnesota State Class C Ama-
teur Baseball Tournament. The Irish posted a 2-1
record in the state classic.
Over 2,000 people attended the second annual Green
Isle Memorial Pull which was organized by Kipp
Trebesch, Sr., and Kipp Trebesch, Jr.
Don Nuessmeier, Arlington, received his 20-gallon
pin during a blood drive at the Arlington Communi-
ty Center.
The Sibley County Commissioners voted for a three
percent annual adjustment increased to the 2014 wage
plan in most areas, including their own.
The completion of the Highway 5 Project from Ar-
lington to Green Isle was pushed back from Sept. 25
to Oct. 4.
The City of Green Isle regained the ownership of the
43 lots originally developed by the Rosemount Devel-
opment Corporation. Green Isle City Attorney Ross Ar-
neson announced the news to the City Council.
Over 1,700 people attended the Pro Auto N.Y.A.
bull riding event in the Horse Arena at the Sibley
County Fairgrounds in Arlington. Over $10,000 was
raised and went toward the construction of a new
home for wounded warrior, Colin Faust, Waconia,
through Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors.
The Arlington City Council unanimously approved a
motion to approve a proposal from Abdo, Eick & Mey-
ers, Mankato, Inc., for a comprehensive five-year plan.
Five organizations and one individual donated
funds to purchase gear for the Sibley East High
School Band and the newly established Sibley East
Marching Band.
The Arlington City Council unanimously approved a
motion to purchase a Peterbilt two-door, custom-free
aluminum body, single axle pumper truck for a total
cost of $416,863.78.
The Green Isle City Council unanimously adopted a
resolution to offer the sale of 43 lots to the highest bid-
Continued on page 5
By Kurt Menk
The Green Isle City Coun-
cil, during its last regular
meeting, voted 4-0 and adopt-
ed a resolution to approve the
final 2013 tax levy collectible
in 2014.
The final tax levy will be
$513,744 or a 2.27 percent
increase over last year.
Mayor Dale ZumBerge and
City Council members Todd
Burg, Shawn Harms, Brian
Oelfke and Mark Wentzlaff
all voted in favor of the reso-
Based on the current finan-
cial information and projects,
the City Council expects to
increase the final tax levy an
average of 2.2 percent each
year through 2021, according
to City Clerk Bert Panning.
These increases are necessary
to allow the City of Green
Isle to pay off levy related
debt and make all debt serv-
ice payments without a sig-
nificant jump in any one year.
The City Council, during
its first regular meeting last
September, unanimously
adopted a resolution to ap-
prove the preliminary 2013
tax levy for collection in
2014 at a four percent in-
The Green Isle City Coun-
cil will hold its first meeting
of the new year at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14. The City
Council is expected to con-
duct its annual organizational
business at this meeting.
Green Isle City Council votes for
2.27% increase in final tax levy
By Kurt Menk
Erin Karl, a 2009 graduate
of the Sibley East Senior
High School, went on her
first mission trip, a visit to
Peru, during January of 2011.
She made the visit for the ex-
perience of a mission trip out-
side of the United States.
“Once I saw the extreme
poverty - like nothing I had
ever seen while in the United
States - I felt that I needed to
use my time and talents to
serve those who are in the
most need,” said Erin, who
graduated from the College
of St. Benedict with an under-
graduate degree in chemistry
during May of 2012.
Two mission trips to
Guatemala have followed
and she is currently planning
to take a medical mission trip
to Haiti next month.
Erin, who is currently ap-
plying to medical school,
took her first mission trip to
San Lucas Toliman,
Guatemala, during March of
2012. She made the week-
long trip through the College
of St. Benedict and worked at
the mission started by a
Roman Catholic priest, Rev.
Greg Schaffer, formerly of
New Ulm.
“After going to Guatemala
the first time, I really enjoyed
working with the people in
solidarity on general con-
struction projects, coffee har-
vesting, and reforestation
projects,” said Erin, who is
the daughter of Anne Karl,
She returned to San Lucas
Toliman on her own from
February to May of 2013.
Erin served as a long-term
volunteer during this trip and
helped to train short-term
volunteers. She also went
with midwives to visit expec-
tant mothers. As a pre-med-
ical student, Erin also had the
opportunity to observe sur-
gery week which is conduct-
ed four times a year.
“My long-term experience
serving in Guatemala also al-
lowed me to build relation-
ships with the local commu-
nity members and this is also
something I enjoy about my
mission trips,” said Erin, who
still stays in touch with two
21-year-old girls in
Guatemala. “I am able to
learn about the culture and
day-to-day living conditions
of people who live in a place
so different than what I am
used to here in the United
Erin, who is certified as an
emergency medical techni-
cian and currently works as a
scribe in the emergency
rooms at Fairview Southdale
in Edina and Ridges in
Burnsville, is now planning
to take a medical mission trip
to Haiti next month. The
eight-day trip, which begins
on Friday, Feb.7, is run
through the Community
Health Initiative (CHI) which
provides ongoing medical
care in Haiti four times a
“I will be taking vital signs
and helping the doctors with
whatever they need,” said
She added that the medical
group which will consist of
physicians, nurses, emer-
gency medical technicians
and non-medical personnel,
will see anywhere from 100
to 150 patients each day.
Members of the group pay
for their own transportation
to Haiti and must raise an ad-
ditional $1,050 for lodging,
food and other miscellaneous
Individuals, organizations,
schools and churches who
want to make a monetary do-
nation can mail their checks
to Erin Karl, P.O. Box 148,
Arlington, MN, 55307.
Erin also plans to visit
medical facilities and seek
supply donations for the trip.
In addition, supplies are
also needed such as new or
gently used reading glasses of
all strengths, three-ounce
dixie cups, hand sanitizer,
fine tip black sharpies, latex-
free gloves of all sizes, 33-
gallon trash bags, AA or
AAA batteries, clorox wipes,
extension cords and flash-
For additional information,
people can e-mail Erin at
“Haiti will be different as I
have never been on a strictly
medical trip,” said Erin, who
is the granddaughter of Dr.
John and Corrine Vener. “I
know that in the future, as a
physician, I want to go on as
many medical mission trips
as possible because I want to
use my skill set as a doctor
where there is the most need.
This is also why I have cho-
sen to specialize in rural fam-
ily medicine and hopefully
work in Arlington one day. I
want to serve where there is
the greatest need, whether it
be in rural Minnesota or third
world countries.”
Words Of
“I am a firm believer that
out of the country travel to
places stricken with such a
severity of poverty really
changes one’s outlook on
life,” said Erin. “This is why
I want to encourage students
at Sibley East to really step
out of their comfort zone and
take all the opportunities
available for them to travel
and experience the world,
whether it be in high school,
college, or as an adult. These
mission trips have definitely
allowed me to grow as a per-
son, and I continue to grow
on every trip that I go on.”
Erin Karl uses her time and talents to
serve those who are in the most need
Submitted Photo
Erin Karl, a 2009 graduate of the Sibley East Senior
High School, helped to build a playground during one
of her mission trips down to San Lucas Toliman,
Guatemala. Erin is pictured here with a group of kids
around a slide.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 2, 2014, page 2
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Proceeds to Arlington Scouting Programs
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Arlington Community Center
Serving from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Carry-outs available • Adults:
7.00 advance/
7.50 at the door
Children ages 6-12:
5.50 advance/
6.00 at the door • 5 & Under FREE
Tickets available from any Scout member, at the door, or by calling (507) 964-5286.
Sponsored by the Arlington Lions
Free blood glucose (diabetes) screening available, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Supplemental Funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. A52E1Sa
In Memory of
Lydia Meyer Dec. 9, 1993
Otto Meyer Jan. 5, 1994
20 years and we still think
about you every day. We say
that’s what grandpa would say
and grandma would be worry-
ing about all of us.
20 years gone so quickly and
still missing you both.
Pearl Gray,
Debbie, Phil &
Brendan O’Hanlon,
Shari Gray,
Shina & Shira O’Connor
With love
from your
Sherry Willard, Vicki & Jim Willard,
Stephanie Willard,
Courtney & Lucas Mirera and
Katie & Brannen Rogers
65th Anniversary
Jim and Audrey Willard
News Briefs
Garage destroyed in fire
An unattached garage was destroyed in a fire at the
Dale Sickmann residence about three miles south of Ar-
lington at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, according to Doug
Mackenthun who is a training safety officer for the Ar-
lington Fire Department.
The flames were shooting through the roof when the
local fire department arrived at the scene, Mackenthun
said. Firefighters were able to save the house which was
located close to the garage. The siding on the house,
however, did sustain some damage. The fire department
was on the scene for approximately three hours.
The cause of the fire is undetermined, according to
the State Fire Marshal.
The Arlington Police Department, Sibley County
Sheriff’s Department, Gaylord Fire Department and
Sibley County Highway Department assisted at the
scene. The Henderson Fire Department was stationed at
the Arlington Fire Hall in case there was another fire
Accident along Highway 19
A one-vehicle accident with injuries reportedly oc-
curred along Highway 19 near County Road 4 at 6:37
p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, according to the Minnesota State
Ronald S. Abraham, 65, Elysian, was driving a 1997
Ford eastbound on Highway 19 when he tried to avoid
another vehicle, according to the report. Abrabam lost
control of his vehicle which rolled into the westbound
Abraham suffered non-life threatening injuries, ac-
cording to the report.
The Sibley County Sheriff’s Department, Winthrop
Ambulance, Winthrop Police Department, Winthrop
Fire Department and Gaylord Police Department all as-
sisted at the scene.
Arlington Garden Club to meet
The Arlington Garden Club will meet at the Liberty
Station at the corner of Highway 5 and West Chandler
Street at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.
New members are always welcome. For more infor-
mation, contact Chris Welsh at 507-964-5177.
Slone receives her PhD
Emily Archer Slone received her PhD in Microbiolo-
gy from Kansas State University on Friday, Dec. 13.
She graduated from the Minnesota Valley Lutheran
High School in 2004 and is continuing her studies in
Vet Medicine.
She is the daughter of Peter and Karen Archer, Ar-
Eggs thrown at 6 vehicles
An individual or individuals reportedly threw eggs at
five vehicles on Friday, Dec. 27 and one vehicle on Sat-
urday, Dec. 28, according to the Arlington Police De-
The vehicles were parked along the 500 block of East
Clinton Street, 300 block of East Clinton Street, 400
block of East Dayton Street, 200 block of East Adams
Street, 700 block of West Chandler Street and the park-
ing lot at the Good Samaritan Society - Arlington.
Hit and run accident in town
A hit and run accident reportedly occurred along the
100 block of Third Avenue Southwest in Arlington
sometime on Monday, Dec. 23, according to the Arling-
ton Police Department.
An unknown vehicle reportedly struck a parked Bon-
neville owned by Tim Kloeckl, Arlington, according to
the report. There was damage to the driver’s side door.
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $3.85
Meals are served at Highland
Commons dining room
Monday: Chi cken and ri ce
casserole, marinated vegetable
salad, carrots, bread with mar-
garine, pudding, low fat milk.
Tuesday: BBQ pork chop,
baked potato, cauliflower, bread
with margarine, applesauce, low
fat milk.
Wednesday: Beef ti ps wi th
gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli,
bread with margarine, peaches,
low fat milk.
Thursday: Roast turkey,
mashed potatoes wi th gravy,
green beans, cranberry sauce,
pumpkin dessert, low fat milk.
Friday: Sloppy Joe, scalloped
potatoes, country blend vegeta-
bles, bun, fresh orange, low fat
Arlington and Gaylord
Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.
daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is served
with each meal daily. Menu is
subject to change.
Monday: Crunchmania, juice,
Tuesday: Mini pancake, juice,
Wednesday: Cereal , seeds,
fruit cup, milk.
Thursday: Frudel, juice, milk.
Friday: Oatmeal bar, cheese
stick, juice, milk.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal. Additional milk is
available for 40 cents each.
Menu is subject to change.
Monday: Chicken strips, sea-
soned rice, green beans, fruit,
Tuesday: Corn dog, oven pota-
toes, brown beans, fruit, milk.
Wednesday: Spaghetti, with
meat sauce, romaine lettuce, gar-
lic bread, fruit, milk.
Thursday: Hamburger on whole
grain bun, oven potatoes, peas,
fruit, milk.
Friday: Chili, cheese, crackers,
corn bread, vegetable sticks, fruit
slushie, milk.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal. Additional milk is
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: Chicken strips, sea-
soned rice, green beans, fruit,
Alternate: Soup and sandwich.
Tuesday: Corn dog, oven pota-
toes, baked beans, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Taco salad.
Wednesday: Spaghetti wi th
meat sauce, romaine salad, fruit,
Alternate: Fish burger.
Thursday: Hamburger on whole
grain bun, oven potatoes, peas,
fruit, milk.
Alternate: Soup and salad bar.
Friday: Chili, crackers, que-
sadillas, vegetable sticks, fruit
slushie, milk.
Alternate: Cold cut sandwich.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Peace Poster Contest
The Arlington Lions Club and Green Isle Lions Club
recently sponsored a Peace Poster Contest at the Im-
manuel Lutheran School in Gaylord. Front Row: (left
to right) Eighth grader Danielle Langworthy (first
place), eighth grader Madison Latzke (second place),
fifth grader Mariah Kranz (second place) and eighth
grader Kaylea Kuphal (first place). Back Row: (l to r)
Green Isle Lions Club member Maynard Rucks and
Arlington Lions Club member and Peace Poster Con-
test Chairperson Eunice Rucks.
About two in five homes
have dangerous levels of
radon; every home should be
A new law requiring more
detailed disclosure and infor-
mation about radon in Min-
nesota homes during most
residential real estate transac-
tions went into effect Jan. 1,
according to state health offi-
The Minnesota Radon
Awareness Act requires sell-
ers to inform buyers whether
their home has been tested for
radon and if so, what the lev-
els are and whether the home
has been mitigated for radon.
Radon is the leading envi-
ronmental cause of cancer
deaths in the United States
and the leading cause of lung
cancer among non-smokers.
More than 21,000 lung cancer
deaths are attributed to radon
each year in the United
Fortunately, the risk is
largely preventable, by test-
ing homes and fixing radon
problems. About two in five
Minnesota homes have dan-
gerous levels of radon gas
and state health officials say
every home should be tested.
Radon is an odorless, col-
orless and tasteless radioac-
tive gas that occurs naturally
in Minnesota soils. It can
enter into all kinds of homes
through cracks or openings in
walls or foundations. The
only way for residents to
know if their home has radon
is to test.
According to the new dis-
closure law, sellers will need
to provide three kinds of in-
formation to buyers before
signing a purchase agreement
to sell or transfer residential
• A radon disclosure form
that includes a.) whether a
radon test has occurred; b.)
records of radon concentra-
tions; c.) a description of any
radon concentrations, mitiga-
tion, or remediation; and d.)
information regarding the
radon mitigation system.
• A radon warning state-
ment outlining the health
risks of radon, the potential
for radon in Minnesota
homes and recommending
• A two-page publication
entitled “Radon in Real Es-
tate Transactions” that pro-
vides more details on radon
Considering that there are
approximately 100,000 home
sales per year in Minnesota,
increasing radon awareness
during real estate transactions
has the potential to increase
radon testing and mitigation
of homes significantly, ac-
cording to indoor air special-
ists at the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Health (MDH).
“This law will help im-
prove the health and safety of
Minnesotans by informing
home buyers about the harm-
ful effects of radon gas at the
point of sale,” said Dan Tran-
ter, indoor air program super-
visor for MDH. “This allows
potential buyers to be educat-
ed on radon and to request a
radon test be performed on
the property in a similar man-
ner as home inspections are
requested and conducted.”
Experience in other states
has shown that once a buyer
is aware of a radon problem,
many will elect to install a
radon reduction system, Tran-
ter said. In Illinois, the rate of
homes tested during real es-
tate transactions increased
400 percent after the passage
of that state’s radon aware-
ness act. Currently, about 30
percent of home sales in Illi-
nois have a radon test con-
ducted during the purchase
Radon tests can be incorpo-
rated into a home inspection.
The law does not require
radon testing or mitigation;
only disclosure of whether
testing or mitigation of the
home has been done.
Testing is easy, inexpensive
and only takes three to five
days. The best time to test is
during the heating seasons,
but testing can be done year-
round. Test kits are available
at city and county health de-
partments, many hardware
stores, or directly from radon
testing laboratories. A list of
participating health agencies
and test kit vendors can be
found on the MDH website at
Tests should be done in the
lowest level of the home that
is frequently occupied. If
your home' s level is at or
above 4 piC/L, you should
consider verification testing
and having a radon mitigation
system installed. Anyone in-
terested in mitigating his or
her home for radon should
consult MDH's list of certi-
fied radon mitigation contrac-
tors at
January is National Radon
Action Month and Governor
Mark Dayton has proclaimed
it Radon Action Month in
Minnesota. During the month
of January, the Minnesota
Department of Health (MDH)
is sponsoring radio ads in the
Twin Cities and Greater Min-
nesota to encourage people to
test their homes. In addition,
MDH has partnered with
local public health depart-
ments to make test kits avail-
able to local residents at low
or no cost.
For more information on
radon testing and mitigation
visit http://www.health.state-
n/index.html or call the Min-
nesota Department of Health
Indoor Air Unit at 651-201-
4601 or 1-800-798-9050. To
see how radon has affected
the lives of cancer patients
and their families visit
New law requires greater radon
disclosure during home sales
W W W . A R L I N G TO N M N N E W S . C O M
Wednesday, January 1: NEW YEAR’S DAY
Thursday, January 2: Arlington Ambulance
Service, 7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
Friday, January 3: Arlington Veteran’s Organiza-
tion’s Steak Fry, veterans building at fairgrounds,
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 6: Arlington City Council,
council chambers, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 7: American Legion Post
#250, veterans building at fairgrounds, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 8: Mi nnesota Ri ver
Agency on Aging trained health insurance coun-
selors available, Sibley Medical Center in Arlington,
10:30-11:30 a.m. To schedule help at a different
time or location, contact Senior Linkage Line at
Arlington A’s Baseball Board, Arlington Haus, 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 9: Golden Age Club, senior
citizen’s building at Four Seasons Park, noon
luncheon followed by meeting and entertainment.
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
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256 • Fax (507) 964-5550
By Dave Pedersen
A cost overrun for the Safe
Routes To School project in
Arlington will be covered by
the Minnesota Department of
Transportation (MnDot), it
was reported at the meeting
of Sibley County Commis-
sioners on Monday, Dec. 23.
Additional funding was re-
quested to cover all of the
preliminary engineering costs
provided by Arlington in de-
velopment of the plan.
MnDot has agreed to increase
the funding to $32,141.50
from $15,750.00. Some of the
funds are from the federal
Other Business
• In other business, after all
the budget meetings and pub-
lic hearings, the easy part for
the County Commissioners
was to adopt the final 2014
operating budget and proper-
ty tax levy for taxes payable
in 2014. The total for all
funds in the budget is
$26,134,070 and the net tax
levy is $11,689,138.
• Vicki Stock, Public
Health and Human Services
Director, asked the board if
the county can purchase pub-
lic health Docs services along
with McLeod and Meeker
counties. The result would be
a savings of around $58,000.
Stock said the county had
budgeted $40,000 a year and
for 2014 there is $90,000 in
the account. Broken down,
there is a one-time cost of
$44,000 for license and infra-
structure. The annual cost
will be about $14,000 a year,
which is less than if the coun-
ty had a stand alone contract.
• Asked how things are
going with the new MNSure
state health insurance pro-
gram, Stock said it is getting
better, but there still are prob-
lems with getting the pro-
gram going.
“We are being told that we
still have one staff that does
not have access to the system
and we are not the only coun-
ty with the issue,” said Stock.
“We have 25 cases waiting
for verification. Once we get
the client’s information we
don’t know how to process
them and the state is not sure
Stock said the county has
been getting calls with ques-
tions that take a minimum of
10 minutes. She thinks part of
the reason for the calls is that
people are put on hold for so
long when calling MNSure
that they give up and call the
county, which is having trou-
ble keeping up with its own
case management.
• In commissioner reports,
County Commissioner Joy
Cohrs said the Minnesota
River Board voted to disband
and will seek ways it can re-
organize. One idea is instead
of having county commis-
sioners as River Board reps,
it would go to the 13 water-
shed districts.
• Cohrs said a ditch viewer
training course is set up at
Ridgewater College in Will-
mar. The two-day course in-
volves 30 hours. The district
involving 18 counties helped
fund the startup process.
• County Commissioner
Jim Nytes wants the county
to streamline policies and
procedures for hiring people
and maybe some potential
candidates will not get away.
“We should work on ways
to make the process go faster
over the next couple of
years,” said Nytes. County
Administrator Matt Jaunich
said the county has eliminat-
ed one step to help move
along the hiring process. He
also said it is important for
department heads to be in-
volved so the process does
not get delayed.
• The County Commission-
ers approved the rehiring of
Harriet Troldahl, seasonal
part-time worker in the asses-
sor’s office.
• The resignation of Joe
Savage, Deputy Emergency
Manager Director, was ac-
cepted. The position is man-
dated by the state. The county
will check if it can utilize
services provided by Region
• The next board meeting is
9 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 7 when
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85 Years Ago
January 3, 1929
Louis Kill, Editor
A tabulation of attendance
records in the rural schools of
Sibley County recently made by
Miss Thorson, county superin-
tendent of schools, reveals that
the average percentage of atten-
dance is 66 percent. The average
should be 85 percent. Parents in
all districts are urged to aid the
county superintendent in her ef-
forts to advance attendance to
its proper level by arranging to
have their children attend as
regularly as possible. Compul-
sory school attendance laws are
in force, to be invoked in fla-
grant cases, but Miss Thorson
hopes that drastic action will not
be necessary.
Henry Voight and his crew of
movers are at work getting the
old Enterprise building in shape
for transportation to its new lo-
cation in the Hillemann addition
on the north side of the village.
Mr. A.C. Buck, the owner will
have the same completely re-
modeled for use as a dwelling.
Louis Sickmann, 15-year old
son of Mrs. Dorothea Sickmann,
of this village, who was serious-
ly injured when his car was
struck and demolished by an M.
& St. L. passenger train, is still
in the hospital at New Ulm.
From what information we have
at hand it is still apparent that
the boy’s condition is still quite
serious. After being unconscious
for a week, he came to and since
then is quite rational at times. It
is said that his skull was crushed
on the right side and an opera-
tion was to have been performed
in an effort to drain the wound
and prevent a hemorrhage and
to avoid other possible compli-
65 Years Ago
January 6, 1949
Louis Kill, Editor
Even though all the workers
at the new St. Paul’s Lutheran
School worked frantically to get
the building ready after the
Christmas vacation, they found
it impossible. In order, then to
give them more time without
disrupting their work by having
school, the school board decided
to extend the vacation another
week---thus putting the start of
school to January 17 instead of
January 10. It is hoped that by
that time a permanent “move in”
will take place. The extra week
of vacation will be made up by
having school on holidays and
by eliminating the usual Easter
Attorney Robert J. Major and
Mrs. Major arrived from St.
Paul on Friday and have become
permanent residents of Arling-
ton. Mr. Major has set up his of-
fice over the new Lido Theater
and is now ready for business.
They have taken up their resi-
dence in an apartment over the
Municipal Liquor Store.
45 Years Ago
January 2, 1969
Val Kill, Editor
Mild winter weather came to
Arlington for a very short visit
last Saturday. The Enterprise
took a photo of about 50 chil-
dren who were skating at the
city skating rink late in the after-
Three persons from rural
Gaylord were killed Christmas
Eve a half mile south of Gaylord
on Highway 22. They were Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Otto and Larry
Martin. Martin lived with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mar-
tin, south of Gaylord while the
Ottos farmed about a mile from
the Martins. Otto, 51, and his
wife, Mary, 50, and their four
children were driving to a
Christmas Eve Program at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gay-
lord, where the children were
scheduled to participate in the
Christmas program. The four
Otto children were taken to the
Gaylord Community Hospital.
All were listed in satisfactory
condition. Martin was driving
south on Highway 22 towards
St. Peter to join his girl friend
for Christmas. The Otto car was
traveling north when the head-
on collision occurred.
25 Years Ago
January 4, 1989
Kurt Menk, Editor
The Citizens State Bank of
Green Isle announced today that
it has merged with the Carver
County State Bank of Chaska.
Both will become part of the
Mid-America Bank group and
will continue to operate as they
have in their respective commu-
Crystal Wiemann, Kelly Ann
Englund, Rhonda Robeck, Barry
Mathwig and Joni Danielson of
Arlington-Green Isle High
School, were among more than
1,300 high school students who
participated in the Luther Col-
lege’s 39th Annual Dorian Vocal
Festival Jan. 8-9.
The Sibley East FFA Agri-
culture Sales Team placed
first at the Region VII Con-
test which was held at the
South Central College in
Members of the team in-
cluded Sam Thies, Courtney
Eibs, Anna Woehler and Zack
In this contest, students
were given three sales scenar-
ios and they completed a
team activity involving prob-
lem solving for a product
sale. They then completed a
written test on general sales
knowledge and finally spent
20 minutes selling a product
to a professional in the sales
industry. The product for this
year was a series of dog food.
Sibley East also had a
Dairy Foods Team which
placed third in the Region VII
Members of the team in-
cluded Cloey Anderson,
Alyssa Stoeckman, Brendan
Dabek and Logan Tesch.
This contest revolved
around dairy products. Stu-
dents needed to identify
cheeses and milk products.
They also completed a writ-
ten test.
Sibley East also had a Fish
and Wildlife Team which
competed and placed fifth in
the Region VII Contest.
Members of the team in-
cluded Beau Swenson,
Cordell Bates, Scott Deno
and Brody Bates.
In this contest, students
needed to identify 60 differ-
ent species of wildlife in
Minnesota including birds,
insects, mammals and fish.
The students then completed
a test on the knowledge of the
wildlife that they had identi-
All three Sibley East teams
will now advance to the state
contest at the University of
Minnesota on April 6.
Sibley East FFA Agriculture Sales Team
places first at the Region VII Contest
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Members of the Sibley East FFA Agri-
culture Sales Team included the follow-
ing students. Left to right: Sam Thies,
Courtney Eibs, Anna Woehler and Zack
State to add funds to Arlington’s
Safe Routes To School project
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 2, 2014, page 4
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Bulau, Production Manager;
Barb Mathwig, Office; Ashley
Reetz, Sales; and Jean Olson,
Proof Reading.
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2013 was another
banner year for
letters to the editor
Our View: Opinion page is perfect forum
to exchange ideas and find out
what other people are thinking
Guest Column
Letter To The Editor
2013 was another banner year for letters to the editor in the
Arlington Enterprise and this newspaper hopes that trend im-
proves and continues in the new year.
The opinion page is one of the most read pages in this news-
paper. Writing a letter to the editor or an opinion column is the
perfect forum for people to express a stance, exchange ideas
and find out what other people are thinking about on specific is-
Letters to the editor and opinion pieces may not change any-
one’s mind, but it might at least make people think and realize
that there is more than one way to look at an issue. It also starts
or continues the discussion and dialogue on timely and impor-
tant issues that affect people in the communities, school district,
county and beyond.
It may be difficult for some people to express their ideas and
opinions, especially on sensitive topics, in a newspaper of a
small community where everyone seems to know everyone.
Some people may also believe that others who write a letter to
the editor or an opinion piece and take a stand on these types of
issues are negative individuals. That is hardly the case at all.
These individuals have the right to exercise their freedom of
speech and, more importantly, the courage to submit their letter
or column for publication. In a lot of cases, people who write
letters to the editor or opinion columns often times share the
same opinion or ideas of readers who are reluctant to have their
views in print.
Finally, individuals who write a letter to the editor or an opin-
ion column are hardly the final voices of authority on a particu-
lar topic and readers will surely not agree with them on every
issue. When that happens, this newspaper hopes readers will ex-
ercise their right and write a letter to the editor or an opinion
column for publication.
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 3
Bryan Meech, Jay Stien, Jessica
Garza and Laura Streich.
January 4
Jayne Melsha.
January 5
Delmar Kley, John Klipfel, Jonathan
Lamb, Ryan Lamb, Kimberly
Schroeder, Laura Kube, Lynzi
January 6
Faith Anderson, Sean Drexler, Kris
Rosenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Walk-
January 7
Matt Conway and Todd Warzecha.
January 8
Danielle Mangen.
January 9
Bryce Kloeckl, Nina Post and Mr.
and Mrs. Bob Schrupp.
Five surgeons are discussing who
the best patients are to operate on.
The first surgeon said, “I like to
see accountants on my operating
table, because when you open them
up, everything inside them is num-
The second responded, “You
should try electricians! Everything
inside them is color coded.”
The third surgeon said, “I really
think librarians are the best; every-
thing inside them is in alphabetical
The fourth surgeon chimed in,
“You know, I like construction
workers...they always understand
when you have a few parts left over
in the end, and when the job takes
longer than you said it would.”
But the fifth surgeon shut them
all up with this observation,
“You're all wrong. Politicians are
the easiest to operate on. There’s
no guts, no heart, no spine and the
head and gluteus maximus are in-
A husband and wife were chatting
with friends when the subject of
marriage counselling was raised.
The husband said: “Oh, we’ll
never need that. My wife and I
have a great relationship. She has
a communications degree and I
have a degree in theatre arts. She
communicates really well and I
just act like I'm listening.”
At a high school, a group of stu-
dents played a prank: they let three
goats loose inside the school.
But before turning them loose,
they painted numbers on the sides of
the goats: 1, 2, and 4.
School administrators spent
most of the day looking for num-
ber 3.
Little Tommy was telling his
mother about his day in school.
“Mom, ” he said, “today my
teacher asked me whether I had any
brothers or sisters and I told her I
was the only child.”
“And what did she say?” asked his
“Thank goodness,” replied the
Two men were on an elevator. One
man started sniffing and remarked,
“Someone’s deodorant must not be
“It must be yours,” said the
other man. “I don’t use any.”
A young man decided to join the
police force. During the exam, he
asked, “What would you do if you
had to arrest your own mother?”
Without pausing, he replied,
“Call for backup.”
A first grader couldn’t stop talking
about the recent fire at his school. “I
knew it was going to happen.” he
said. “We’ve been practicing for it
all year.”
The downcast man said to his
friend, “My wife doesn’t understand
me, does yours?
The friend replied, “I don’t
know. I’ve never heard her men-
tion you.”
Editor’s Note: The Arlington Enter-
prise had a variety of letters and
guest columns from its readers in
2013. We thank our readers for get-
ting involved in the community news-
paper. Hopefully, 2014 will be anoth-
er banner year for letters to the edi-
tor and guest columns.
January: Bert Panning, State Sen-
ator John Marty (guest column), Bill
Harjes, Father Eugene Abbott, State
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen,
Lee Hamilton, Dee Czech, Sheldon
Richman (guest column), Jay Platt
(guest column), Jeff Van Wychen
(guest column) and Phil Krinkie
(guest column).
February: Santa’s Helpers Com-
mittee, State Senator Scott Newman,
State Republican Leader David
Hann, Mark Erickson, Lee Hamilton
(guest column), U.S. Senator Amy
Klobuchar (guest column), State
Senator John Marty (guest column),
Phil Krinkie (guest column) and Lee
Hamilton (guest column).
March: State Representative
Glenn Gruenhagen, Vernette
Mehlhop, U.S. Senator Al Franken,
former State Representative Jim
Ramstad (guest column), Kent
Kaiser (guest column), State Senator
Scott Newman, State Representative
Glenn Gruenhagen, U.S. Senator Al
Franken (guest column), Lee Hamil-
ton (guest column), U.S. Senator Al
Franken (guest column), SEDCO
Board Chairperson Dave Tesch,
Gordy Leach and State Representa-
tive Glenn Gruenhagen.
April: Kris Rosenfeld, Phil
Krinkie (guest column), State Rep-
resentative Glenn Gruenhagen, Lee
Hamilton (guest column), Rural
Fiber Communications Cooperative
Board of Directors, Chuck Hartman,
State Representative Glenn Gruen-
hagen, Phil Krinkie (guest column),
State Senator John Marty (guest col-
umn) and Glenn Mollette (guest col-
May: State Representative Glenn
Gruenhagen, State Senator Scott
Newman, Lee Hamilton (guest col-
umn), Eileen Pieschke, Katherine
Kersten (guest column), State Sena-
tor Scott Newman, State Represen-
tative Glenn Gruenhagen, Phil
Krinkie (guest column), State Rep-
resentative Glenn Gruenhagen,
Larry Sorenson, U.S. Senator Amy
Klobuchar, (guest column), Lee
Hamilton (guest column) and Phil
Krinkie (guest colum).
June: Governor Mark Dayton,
Speaker of the House Tom Bakk and
Senate Majority Leader Paul
Thissen, Tim Penny, Dwight Gra-
bitske, Eunice Bremer, Michelle
Buck, Jonathan Blake (guest col-
umn), Lee Hamilton (guest column),
Pastor Wayne Swanson and family,
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (guest
column) and U.S. Senator Al
Franken (guest column).
July: Donna Zachow, U.S. Sena-
tor Amy Klobuchar (guest column),
Minnesota DFL Chairperson Ken
Martin (guest column), State Repre-
sentative Glenn Gruenhagen and
State Senator Scott Newman, Dou-
glas E. Schoen (guest column), State
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen,
Lee Hamilton (guest column), Regi
Ploeger, Jonathan Blake (guest col-
umn) and U.S. Senator Amy
Klobuchar (guest column).
August: Ruby Nagel, State Repre-
sentative Glenn Gruenhagen and
Tom Steward, Minnesota Republi-
can Party Chairperson Keith
Downey (guest column), Tom Haag
(guest column), Dwight Grabitske,
State Senator John Marty (guest col-
umn), Dave Czech, Sibley East Su-
perintendent Jim Amsden, Lee
Hamilton (guest column), State
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen
and Lee Hamilton (guest column).
September: R.V. (Dick) Lucas,
State Representative Glenn Gruen-
hagen, Jeff and Sam (Ediger) John-
son, State Senator Scott Newman,
The Sibley County Republican Ex-
ecutive Board, State Representative
Glenn Gruenhagen, Dan Dorman
(guest column), Lee Hamilton (guest
column) and State Senator John
Marty (guest column).
October: State Representative
Glenn Gruenhagen, South Central
Minnesota Emergency Medical
Services Recruiting and Retention
Committee, State Representative
Glenn Gruenhagen, Lee Hamilton
(guest column), Lee S. Wishing
(guest column) and U.S. Senator
Amy Klobuchar (guest column) and
Glenn Millette (guest column).
November: Ryan Buck, Lee
Hamilton (guest column),
Colleen Landkamer, Sibley East
Senior High Principal Tim Schell-
hammer, State Representative Glenn
Gruenhagen, State Senator John
Marty (guest column), Sibley Coun-
ty Republican Chairperson Mark
Santelman and U.S. Senator Amy
Klobuchar (guest column).
December: Lee Hamilton (guest
column), State Representative Glenn
Gruenhagen, Lee Hamilton (guest
column), State Representative Glenn
Gruenhagen, Virginia Meyer Center
for Rural Affairs (guest column),
The Sibley County Republican Ex-
ecutive Board and Rick Manning
(guest column).
Letter writers published in newspaper during 2013
By Sen. Scott Newman,
I have been contacted by a num-
ber of constituents concerned with
the security of our election system
in particular same-day registration
and vouching.
Several months ago, I requested
the office of the Secretary of State
provide statistics from the Statewide
Voter Registration System (SVRS)
concerning the above matters.
Below is the information provided
by the SOS.
The 2006 election:
• 301, 000 same-day
registrants/updated their voter regis-
tration; 22,000 of 301,000 used
vouching as their proof of residence.
The 2008 election:
• 555, 000 same-day
registrants/updated their voter regis-
tration; 43,275 used vouching as
their proof of residence (8 percent).
The 2012 election:
• 532, 000 same-day
registrants/updated their voter regis-
tration; 44,000 (8 percent) used
vouching as their proof of residence;
• 2,087 (5 percent) PVC returned
undeliverable from vouched voters;
• 10,288 (3 percent) voters using
state ID/driver’s license as proof of
residence undeliverable PVC.
Postal verification cards: All vot-
ers who register to vote or update
their registration, including those
who do so through same-day regis-
tration, are sent a non-forwardable
postcard, called a postal verification
card (PVC), to verify their address.
If the card is returned to the Of-
fice of the Secretary of State (OSS)
as “undeliverable,” the SOS is then
required to determine whether the
voter was eligible to vote in the
If they cannot do so, they are re-
quired to turn the information over
to the appropriate county attorney
for further investigation and poten-
tial prosecution.
Starting in 2010, the OSS is re-
quired to provide a report to the
Legislature with the number of cases
turned over to county attorneys.
Those results are:
The 2010 election: 399 cases
turned over to county attorneys.
The 2012 election: 218 cases
turned over to county attorneys.
Of these voters who were
vouched for in the 2012 General
Election whose PVC was returned,
the data show that:
• 185 had moved either in-state or
• 115 were temporarily away;
• 28 had died;
• 10 were returned with the desig-
nation of “no such address;”
• 1,749 were simply noted as “un-
Continued on page 5
Same-day voter registration numbers
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 2, 2014, page 5
The City of Arlington will be picking up Christmas
trees at no charge starting Monday, December
through Friday, January 10
Residents are asked to place their trees
on the front boulevard next to the curb.
For more information, please contact
the Arlington City Office at 964-2378.
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A 150th anniversary celebration was held at St. Bren-
dan’s Catholic Church in Green Isle. A Mass was held
at 10 a.m. while a chicken dinner followed at the Green
Isle Community School at 11 a.m.
The completion date for the Highway 5 Project
from Arlington to Green Isle was pushed back to
Oct. 14.
The eighth annual Green Isle Lions Tractor Pull, “Re-
membering Rich Engelmann,” attracted many pullers
and spectators.
The Arlington City Council unanimously approved a
motion to accept the resignation from maintenance
worker Jeff Paine effective Oct. 11.
Seniors Cordell Bates and Megan Eckberg were
crowned as Sibley East Senior High School’s Home-
coming King and Queen during a coronation cere-
mony in Arlington.
The completion date for the Highway 5 Project from
Arlington to Green Isle was pushed back to Oct. 21.
Sibley East teacher and former head coach Doug
Flieth pleaded guilty to one count of interference
with privacy, according to the Sibley County Attor-
ney’s Office. The Sibley East School Board later
made a move to place Flieth on unpaid suspension
indefinitely under the recommendation of School
District Attorney Tony Nerud.
Sibley East junior Breann Walsh placed third during
the Section 2A Individual Girls Tennis Tournament.
Sibley East Elementary Principal Mari Lu
Martens was among 61 outstanding elementary and
middle school principals from across the nation and
abroad who were named as 2013 National Distin-
guished Principals.
The Sibley County Board of Commissioners passed a
resolution to consolidate the offices of auditor and
treasurer to take effect Jan. 7, 2019, or earlier depend-
ing on the circumstances.
Arlington resident Elaine Breitkreutz celebrated
her 100th birthday during an open house at the
United Methodist Church.
Over 300 winter coats were distributed to individuals
and families in Sibley County during the Sibley County
Community Coat Drive in Green Isle.
Eric Thies, a 2005 graduate of the Sibley East Sen-
ior High School, won the fourth annual Mankato
Marathon in record time.
The Green Isle City Council voted 4-0 and approved
a motion to accept the bid of $6,000 per lot or $258,000
from William Feldman and Norm Beckman for the 43
vacant lots in the community.
Sibley East Superintendent Jim Amsden met with
the three mayors in the school district to discuss the
vision of the Sibley East Public Schools.
Many businesses and organizations participated in the
third annual Fright Night in downtown Arlington. The
event was sponsored by the Arlington Area Chamber of
Commerce and attracted well over 1,000 people.
A feature article was published on Arlington resident
Tony Kloeckl who made a revisit trip to South Korea.
Veterans Day programs were held at the Sibley
East Senior High School in Arlington and at the
Community Room in Green Isle.
The Sibley County Board of Commissioners honored
Roseann Nagel for 28 years of service as the Human
Resource Director and later voted to hire Kim Moore as
the new director.
Charges were filed against Christina DeLeon in
connection with the death of her eight-month-old son
who died on Nov. 9. The charges included one count
of second degree manslaughter, one count of child
neglect and one count of methamphetamine related
crime involving children. She was later charged with
one count of wrongfully obtaining assistance - theft.
Sibley East art teacher Amanda Feterl was selected as
the 2013-2014 Co-Elementary Art Teacher of the Year.
The Sibley East American Education Banquet was
held at the Arlington Community Center. Wall of
Fame honorees were Father Jerry Berger, Dr. Anne
Panning and Rev. Mary Nelson Keithahn. Other
honors went to Deb Perschau (Support Person of the
Year), Julie Kahle (Paraprofessional of the Year),
Christine Butler (Teacher of the Year), New Auburn
VFW (Friend of Education) and Gary Hultgren
(Outstanding Retiree).
The Arlington City Council unanimously approved a
motion to offer the full-time maintenance worker posi-
tion to Lee Zwart. He later accepted the offer.
The Sibley East School Board approved a motion
to accept the immediate resignation and separation
agreement for Sibley East teacher Doug Flieth.
Two-time defending state champion Nathan Rose, a
member of the Sibley East varsity wrestling team,
signed a letter of intent to wrestle with the Minnesota
Gophers after graduation from high school.
Officials from the City of Arlington, Sibley Med-
ical Center and Ridgeview Medical Center signed an
operating lease agreement between the two west-
metro community hospital systems. The agreement
authorized the transfer of the operation of the Sibley
Medical Center to the City of Arlington to the
Ridgeview Medical Center.
The Arlington City Council voted 4-0 and approved a
motion to accept the resignation of Scott Bennett for
purposes of retirement from the Arlington Police De-
partment effective Jan. 1.
An open house was held at the Good Samaritan
Society - Arlington to honor Kris Mueller for 40
years of service at the local nursing home.
The Roger Horstman home and attached garage, rural
Arlington, were destroyed in a fire the night before the
Arli-Dazzle festivities.
Despite the cold weather, the various Arli-Dazzle
activities were well attended in early December.
It was announced that the late Darwin Mathwig, Ar-
lington, would be honored in a memorial florograph
portrait in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in
Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1.
The Arlington City Council unanimously adopted
a resolution to keep the final tax levy the same as last
The Arlington City Council voted 4-1 and approved a
motion to purchase a new electronic sign at the Com-
munity Center.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Students of the Month
The following students were recently selected as Stu-
dents of the Month at the Sibley East Senior High
School in Arlington. Front Row: (left to right) Jessica
Garza, Paige Nelson, Brody Rodning and Zac Weber.
Back Row: (l to r) Kimberly Kurtzweg, Jessica Gad-
baw, Brandon Raghu, Courtney Eibs, Sam Bullert and
Charles Ellwood.
Sibley County Court
deliverable” or “other.”
When I requested the infor-
mation, I expected the number
of undeliverable addresses to
be higher than what was
However, we need to re-
member that any fraudulent
vote in our system is a dis-
service to our democracy.
Anyone wishing to independ-
ently review and verify the in-
formation provided by the
Secretary of State would cer-
tainly have the right to do so.
Newman Continued from page 4
The following misdemeanors,
petty misdemeanors and gross
misdemeanors were heard in Dis-
trict Court December 20-27: Min-
nesota State Patrol (MSP); Sher-
iff’s Office (SO); Department of
Natural Resources (DNR); MN
Department of Transportation
Brian T. Maznio, 45, Windom,
assault-inflict or attempt bodily
harm, supervised probation one
year, sentence to service 40 hours
for indeterminate, local confine-
ment 90 days, stay 90 days for
one year, sign probation agree-
ment, follow all instructions of
probation, contact with probation,
sign all releases of information,
mental health screening, anger
management, chemical dependen-
cy evaluation/treatment, follow
recommendations of evaluation,
no contact with victim(s), no al-
cohol/controlled substance use,
no possession of alcohol or drugs,
random testing, remain law-abid-
ing, keep court/attorney informed
of current address, $260, Arling-
ton PD; Tiffany M. Dralle, 20,
Gaylord, require permit offense
by another, $125, Gaylord PD;
Jared M. Klein, 20, Waconia,
liquor consumption by persons
under 21, $185, Gaylord PD;
Joshua R. Messner, 32, Gaylord,
legend drugs-unlawful
possess/sell/give away/barter/ex-
change/distribute, dismissed,
Gaylord PD; James C. Fielder,
38, Arlington, speed, $125, Hen-
derson PD; Patrick R. Tiede, 30,
Le Sueur, stopping, parking in
front of private or public drive-
way, $32, Henderson PD; Leah
M. Griffin, 32, Mound,
require/permit offense by another,
dismissed, MSP; Dao Khang, 30,
Minneapolis, speed, $135, MSP;
Justine S. Myers, 22, Kingston,
speed, $135, MSP; Danny D.
Paulsen, 45, Havelock, Iowa,
speed, $145, MSP; Craig T. Port-
ner, 46, Lafayette, seat belt re-
quired, $110, MSP; Lorie S.
Standinger, 56, Arlington, speed,
$125, MSP; Grace M. Stephens,
19, Arlington, careless driving,
continued, unsupervised proba-
tion one year, pay costs, remain
law-abiding, keep court/attorney
informed of current address,
$285, MSP; Kasandra D. Wil-
helm, 23, Winthrop, speed, $125,
MSP, Wayne J. Bendickson, 35,
Minneapolis, speed, $145, SO;
Rebecca J. Boelter, 24, Hender-
son, speed, $225, SO; Jesus Lla-
mas, 32, Hutchinson, theft-
take/use/ transfer moveable prop-
erty-no consent, dismissed, SO;
Theresa M. Olson, 60, Gaylord,
DWI-operate motor vehicle under
influence of alcohol, stay of im-
position, supervised probation
two years, local confinement 30
days, follow all conditions set
forth in the probation agreement,
sign probation agreement, follow
all instructions of probation, sign
all releases of information,
chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, follow rec-
ommendations of evaluation, re-
main law-abiding, no
alcohol/controlled substance use,
no possession of alcohol or durgs,
random testing, victim impact
panel, $135, DWI-operate motor
vehicle-alcohol concentration
0.08 within two hours, dismissed,
SO; Lyndon J. Symington, 36,
Lakeville, speed, $125, SO;
Joseph E.T. Trebesch, 29, St.
James, issue dishonored check-
value not more than $250, local
confinement four days, credit for
time served four days, $774.64,
SO; Tiffany M. Dralle, 20, Gay-
lord, failure to obtain new driv-
er’s license after changing name
or address, dismissed, speed,
$135, Winthrop PD; Christine M.
Stark, 46, Springfield, vehicle
registration required, $115,
Winthrop PD.
The following felonies were
heard in District Court December
Brian T. Maznio, 45, Windom,
assault-substantial bodily harm,
dismissed, Arlington PD;
Jonathan W. McCormick, 30, Ar-
lington, DWI-operate motor vehi-
cle under influence of alcohol,
commit to commissioner of cor-
rections-adult(MN correctional
facility-St. Cloud, 36 months,
stay for seven years, supervised
probation seven years, local con-
finement 90 days, credit for time
served five days, sentence to
service 20 days for indeterminate,
home monitor-electronic alcohol
90 days for indeterminate, sign
probation agreement, follow all
instructions of probation, contact
with probation, sign all releases
of information, remain law-abid-
ing, no alcohol/controlled sub-
stance use, no possession of alco-
hol or drugs, random testing, vic-
tim impact panel, chemical de-
pendency evaluation/treatment,
follow recommendations of eval-
uation, $685, DWI- Operate
motor vehicle-alcohol concentra-
tion 0.08 within two hours, dis-
missed, fleeing a peace officer in
a motor vehicle, dismissed, Ar-
lington PD; Holly J. Simonette,
25, Henderson, financial transac-
tion card fraud-use-no consent,
stay of imposition, local confine-
ment 120 days, supervised proba-
tion five years, follow all instruc-
tions of probation, sign probation
agreement, follow all conditions
set forth in probation agreement,
sign all releases of information,
no alcohol.controlled substance
use, no possession of alcohol or
drugs, random testing, 180 days
on Sibley County Color Wheel to
begin when released from jail, no
non-prescription drugs, mental
health screening, follow recom-
mendations of evaluation, supply
DNA sample, remain law-abid-
ing, chemical dependency evalua-
tion/treatment, complete treat-
ment, eligible to apply for fur-
lough from EHA for entry into in-
patient CD program upon appli-
cation to court, $85, SO.
“The Buzz on Bees,” an
educational event, will be at
the Ney Nature Center in
Henderson on Tuesday, Jan.
7. The event is offered
through the University of
Minnesota Extension in Sib-
ley, Nicollet and Le Sueur
The evening will begin
with a food/drink reception
at 5:30 p.m. Beginning at 6
p.m., Becky Masterson, a
member of the University of
Minnesota’s Bee Squad, will
present on topics including
native bees, colony collapse
disorder, bee friendly plants,
honey, and beekeeping. The
evening will conclude by 9
p.m. There will be time for
questions and discussion.
Bee pollination of flowers,
fruits, and vegetables is im-
portant for our economy and
for local ecology. Come and
learn about Minnesota’s bee
population and what people
can do to help it thrive.
Preregistration is encour-
aged by Monday, Jan. 6, but
not required. To register for
this event, please call 507-
237-4100 or email
bentz002@umn.edu. There
is a fee to cover materials
and refreshments for the
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, January 2, 2014, page 6
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls basketball team commit-
ted 32 turnovers and lost to
host Redwood Valley 42-26
during the opening round of
the Redwood Valley Holiday
Basketball Tournament in
Redwood Falls on Friday af-
ternoon, Dec. 27.
The remainder of the tour-
nament was cancelled due to
potential inclement weather
on Saturday afternoon, Dec.
Sophomore Katie Tuchten-
hagen topped Sibley East
with seven points in the loss.
Junior Kelli Martens and
sophomore Mikayla Stumm
netted four points each while
senior Megan Eckberg and
junior Shelby Voight hooped
three points apiece. Seniors
Maren Miner and Kimberly
Kurtzweg scored two points
each while senior Jessica
Garza added one point.
The Lady Wolverines hit
only seven of 27 shots from
two-point range for 27 per-
cent and two of 17 attempts
from three-point land for 12
percent. Sibley East also
canned six of 15 charity toss-
es for 40 percent.
Sibley East collected 36 re-
bounds in the setback. Eck-
berg and Dose grabbed nine
and eight caroms respectively
while Garza, Martens and
Tuchtenhagen snared four
boards apiece.
Garza and Stumm recorded
four and three steals respec-
tively. Voight added two as-
The Lady Wolverines, 1-2
in the Minnesota River Con-
ference and 3-4 overall, will
host Glencoe-Silver Lake in
non-conference action at 7:30
p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. Sibley
East will travel to G-F-W in
non-conference action at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. The
Lady Wolverines will host Le
Sueur-Henderson in confer-
ence action at 7:30 p. m.
Thursday, Jan. 9.
Girls fall to Redwood Valley,
holiday tournament is later
cancelled due to bad weather
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East sophomore Katie Tuchtenhagen, middle,
attempted a shot in traffic against Redwood Valley
during the opening round of the Redwood Valley Holi-
day Basketball Tournament in Redwood Falls on Fri-
day afternoon, Dec. 27. The Lady Wolverines lost to
the Cardinals 42-26. Tuchtenhagen topped Sibley East
with seven points in the game.
The 2013 wolf hunting and
trapping season in northwest-
ern Minnesota closed at the
end of shooting hours on Fri-
day, Dec. 27, according to the
Department of Natural Re-
sources (DNR).
By Thursday evening, Dec.
26, hunters and trappers had
harvested 86 wolves, three
wolves short of the northwest
wolf zone’s harvest target.
DNR officials called for the
closure anticipating that the
target harvest would be met
by the end of Friday, Dec. 27.
Wolf hunting and trapping
continues in the east-central
wolf zone for anyone with a
valid license. The late season
in the east-central zone is
scheduled to end on Friday,
Jan. 31, or whenever the tar-
get harvest is expected to be
met, whichever comes first.
As of Dec. 27, hunters and
trappers had harvested five
wolves in the east-central
zone during the late season.
The late wolf season closed
in the northeast zone on Dec.
18; hunters harvested 37
wolves. During the early
hunting season, which con-
cluded Nov. 25, hunters har-
vested 32 of 33 wolves in the
northeast; 56 of 73 wolves in
the northwest; and no wolves
in the east-central zone.
Complete wolf hunting in-
formation, including a map of
the wolf zones, is available
online. Information about
wolf management is also
available online.
DNR closes wolf season
in northwestern Minnesota
The annual Knights of
Columbus Free Throw
Contest will be held at the
Sibley East Senior High
School in Arlington on
Sunday, Jan. 12.
The registration will
begin at 12:30 p.m. while
the contest will follow at 1
p. m. The doors to the
school will not be opened
until 12:30 p.m.
The contest is open to
all boys and girls ages 9-
14. The contest has been
extended to include nine-
year-olds this year. Entry
forms have been distrib-
uted to boys and girls at
all schools in the Sibley
East School District.
For more information
on the free throw contest,
please contact Tom Noack
at 507-237-3384.
KC Free Throw Contest
set for Sunday, Jan. 12
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team split
two games and placed third in
the 16th annual Globe-Trojan
Holiday Classic at the Wor-
thington High School on Fri-
day, Dec. 27 and Saturday,
Dec. 28.
The Wolverines, 1-2 in the
Minnesota River Conference
and 4-7 overall, will travel to
Glencoe-Silver Lake in non-
conference action at 7:30
p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. Sibley
East will travel to Watertown-
Mayer in conference play at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Mankato West 79
Sibley East 56
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team lost to
Mankato West 79-56 during
the opening round of the
Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic
at the Worthington High
School on Friday night, Dec.
Senior Brody Rodning net-
ted 25 points in the loss. Jun-
iors Andrew Bullert and Zac
Weber also hit double figures
with 12 and 11 points respec-
tively. Seniors Ben White and
Cordell Bates added five and
three points respectively.
The Wolverines hit 18 of
34 shots from the field for 53
percent and 17 of 25 free
throw attempts for 68 per-
Sibley East, which commit-
ted 18 turnovers, collected 23
rebounds in the game.
Rodning and Andrew
Bullert pulled down six car-
oms in the loss.
“I didn’t think we played
that badly,” said Sibley East
head coach Dan Meier.
“Mankato West is very athlet-
ic and physical. They were
just a very good team.”
Sibley East 77
Worthington 72
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team slipped
past host Worthington 77-72
and placed third in the Globe-
Trojan Holiday Classic on
Saturday evening, Dec. 28.
Solid free throw shooting
and a strong second half de-
fense were the differences in
the game.
The Wolverines canned 30
of 37 attempts from the free
throw line for 81 percent.
Sibley East, which trailed
45-7 at halftime, limited Wor-
thington to just 27 points in
the second half.
Senior Brody Rodning,
who sank 18 of 18 free
throws, finished with 27
points. Junior Darin Neisen,
who drilled six of seven long
bombs, scored 20 points. Jun-
ior Andrew Bullert also hit
double digits with 14 points.
Junior Zac Weber chipped in
with nine points while senior
Ben White netted three
points. Senior Cordell Bates
and junior Zach Garza added
two points each.
Rodning, White, Bates and
Andrew Bullert pulled down
five rebounds each.
Rodning also contributed
six assists, four blocked shots
and three steals. White dished
out four assists and recorded
three thefts.
Junior Varsity
The Sibley East junior var-
sity boys basketball team lost
two games in the annual
Globe-Trojan Junior Varsity
Holiday Classic on Friday,
Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec.
Sibley East lost to Mankato
West 58-47 during the open-
ing round of the tournament
on Friday, Dec. 27.
Colin Pautsch led the
Wolverines with 11 points
while Zach Garza hooped
nine points. Lukas Bullert
netted six points while
Quentin Gex, Nick Haupt and
Dylan Pauly scored five
points each. Andrew Bullert
tallied four points while Cole
Bruhn added two points.
The Wolverines also lost to
Worthington 47-35 during the
consolation round of the tour-
nament on Saturday, Dec. 28.
Lukas Bullert and Bruhn
topped Sibley East with 10
points each. Pautsch tossed in
six points while Haupt scored
four points. Garza and Pauly
netted two points apiece
while Gex added one point.
Sibley East is coached by
Todd Iverson.
SE boys split 2 games in the
Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic
The third annual Sixth
Grade Christmas Speed
Stacking Tournament was
held at the Sibley East Ele-
mentary School in Gaylord
on Friday, Dec. 20.
The sixth grade students
developed their stacking
skills during a unit on the
Sport of Speed Stacking,
which enhances the students
overall brain development as
well as coordination by re-
quiring the students to use
both hands while reaching on
both sides of their bodies.
The students competed in
four individual and two-team
events over the course of the
day, according to teacher Dan
The day’s events were
sponsored through the sup-
port of the New Auburn
3-6-3 Fast Time
1st Damon Kuphal
2nd Dakota Roehler
3rd Donnae Morton
4th Arayah St. John
5th Lucas Tesch
6th Robert Sutalo
Cycle Fast Time
1st Damon Kuphal
2nd Lincoln Carpenter
3rd Dominick Ramirez
4th Arayah St. John
5th Ben Reierson
6th Deicy Yepez
3-6-3 Tournament
1st Damon Kuphal
2nd Donnae Morton
3rd Junior Medrano
4th Mari Ochoa-Zirbes
5th Breanna Krueger
6th Brennan Jenneke
Cycle Tournament
1st Dominick Ramirez
2nd Donnae Morton
3rd Damon Kuphal
4th Lizzy Batcher
5th BoGarett Rechtzigel
6th Lexi Sommers
3-6-3 Team Tournament
1st Heart Stoppers (Lizzy
Batcher, Lexy Stock, Brianna
Kranz, Mercedes Suedbeck)
2nd Ken In A Barbie World
(Junior Medrano, Dominick
Ramirez, Hunter Otto, Travis
3rd Super Stackers
(Lincoln Carpenter, Kolten
Sharping, Damon Kuphal,
Breanna Krueger)
4th Dancing Horses
(Arayah St. John, Donnae
Morton, Kayla Dalbec, Pay-
ton Kube)
Cycle Team Tournament
1st Dancing Horses
(Arayah St. John, Donnae
Morton, Kayla Dalbec, Pay-
ton Kube)
2nd Super Stackers
(Lincoln Carpenter, Kolten
Sharping, Damon Kuphal,
Breanna Krueger)
3rd Ken In A Barbie World
(Junior Medrano, Dominick
Ramirez, Hunter Otto, Travis
4th Heart Stoppers
(Lizzy Batcher, Lexy Stock,
Brianna Kranz, Mercedes
Sixth Grade Speed
Stacking Tournament
held at SE Elementary
School in Gaylord
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Church News
Alice A. Savage, 70, Ar-
lington, on Jan. 5
Troy Darrel Grack, 41,
Glencoe, on Jan. 8
Juliana Janssen, 90, St.
Paul, on Jan. 10
Don Sauter, 58, Arlington,
on Jan. 15
Marvin Kopischke, 98, Ar-
lington, on Jan. 17
Joan M. Irwin, 69, Arling-
ton, on Jan. 30
Duane ‘Butch’ L. Briest,
58, Gaylord, on Feb. 4
Edna Gutzmer, 96, Arling-
ton, on Feb. 6
Edna Bentz, 93, Chaska, on
Feb. 7
Mary L. Hardel, 82 NYA,
on Feb. 18
Geraldine Scheer, 91,
Hutchinson, on Feb. 20
Fancheon Sheldon, 74, Ar-
lington, on Feb. 24
Ronald M. Noack, 84, Bu-
ford, Ga., on February 24
Eleanor Fries, 83, Green
Isle, on March 15
Barbara M. Reierson, 33,
Arlington, on March 19
Rosella Draeger, 87, Ar-
lington, on March 21
Daniel A. ‘Buck’ Thomes,
53, Arlington, on March 23
Thomas Bigaouette, 84,
Moore, Okla., on March 26
Robert Mueller, 95, former-
ly of Arlington, on April 6
Anna M. Hamblin, 69, Ar-
lington, on April 6
Helen A. Gores, 96 Arling-
ton, on April 11
Philomena Haefs, 90 Ar-
lington, on April 18
David Buesing, 61, Park
Rapids, on April 28
Lydia Isabelle Valdez, 9,
Portsmouth, N.H., on April
Kenneth A. Voigt, 74, Ar-
lington, on May 19
Guido Henry Lilienthal, 84,
Plato on May 19
Anna Kienitz, 98, Arling-
ton, on May 19
Dustin R. Michaelis, 32,
Glencoe, on May 23
Gerald V. Schultz, 77, Gay-
lord on May 26
Frank N. Haupt, 89, Arling-
ton, on June 2
Selda A. Becker, 78, Gay-
lord, on June 8
Ardina A. Hed, 91,
Winthrop, on June 9
Carol J. Grande, 69, Cross-
lake, on June 11
Michael “Whitey” Herd,
52, Gaylord, on June 18
Milton “Jim” Woehler, 78,
Arlington, on June 30
Eberhard Bullert, 93, Ar-
lington, on July 7
Clarence Otto, 88, Arling-
ton, on July 14
Raymond A. Hoffmeyer,
92, Stewart, on July 20
Mark A. Koring, 52, St.
Joseph, on Aug. 18
John W. Meffert, 48, Ar-
lington, on Aug. 19
Elmer Burdorf, 86, Arling-
ton, on Aug. 19
Evelyn E. Alsleben, 94,
Glencoe, on Sept. 7
Martha Voight, 102, Arling-
ton, on Sept. 10
Mary C. Fisher, 62, Gay-
lord, on Sept. 14
Linda M. Bach, 55, Mar-
shall, on Sept. 17
Elfina M. Kuehl, 82, Gay-
lord, on Sept. 18
Bradley L Savage, 37, Ar-
lington, on Sept. 23
Linda P. Franzen, 67, Belle
Plaine, on Sept. 28
Evangeline Kramer, 81,
Gaylord, on Oct. 2
Marilyn Boerner, 71, Gay-
lord, on Oct. 6
Lorene Nuessmeier, 86,
Fullerton, Calif., on Oct. 19
Edwin A. Kaiser, 92,
Jessenland Township, on Oc-
tober 29
Edna E. Harens, 87, Arling-
ton, on Nov. 3
Larry E. Hiles, 60, Arling-
ton, on Nov. 3
Alphonsus Morrisette, 92,
Belle Plaine, on Nov. 19
John F. Franzen, 74, Belle
Plaine, on Nov. 12
Gary L. Tuchtenhagen, 63,
Hutchinson, on Dec. 14
Elaine I. Galbraith, 88, Ar-
lington, on Dec. 21
Lives remembered: People who passed away during 2013
The monthly meeting of
the Ladies VFW Auxiliary
Post 6031 was called to order
by President Carol Dammann
on Monday, Dec. 9. Ten
members were present, ac-
cording to Secretary Ramona
Dammann welcomed guest
Paty Thrond who is a Nation-
al Council member and past
Second District Department
President. Thrond was pres-
ent to conduct the post in-
spection. She also extended
greeting from Department
President Barb Meyers and
commended the Auxiliary
Post on a job well done for its
The flag pledge and roll
call were given. The reports
from the secretary and treas-
urer were read and approved.
One bill was presented.
The following bulletins
were read: Cancer-Marge
Kloeckl, Veterans and Family
Support-Donna Wolter, and
Hospital-Esther Kuebler.
Correspondence was also
Sibley East elementary
teacher Amanda Feterl is in-
terested in doing the Patriotic
Art Explorers with her sixth
grade students.
Sophomore World History
teacher Sarah Gabrielson has
decided to table the Com-
memorative Walking Path
Project next spring.
The department president
is seeking monetary support
for her special project, Paw
Pals (therapy dogs).
A letter was also read on
the Pocket Flag Project.
The group held its annual
collection for the Hastings
Having no further business,
the meeting was adjourned.
The door prize was won by
Paty Thrond.
Group #3 served a deli-
cious Christmas party lunch
and awarded prizes which
were won by Mary Ann Mar-
quardt, Esther Kuebler and
Ramona Bade.
The next meeting will be
held on Monday, Jan. 13.
VFW Auxiliary to meet on Monday, Jan. 13 Obituary
Nellie Stoll, 82, longtime
Marble resident, died at her
home on Friday, Dec. 27.
Funeral service was held in
the Peterson
F u n e r a l
Chapel of
Coleraine at
11 a.m.
T u e s d a y ,
Dec. 31.
was held at
the funeral
chapel at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Interment was in the Lake-
view Cemetery, Coleraine.
Nellie was born in Buhl on
July 11, 1931. She was the
daughter of Yanko and Ann
(Dukich) Jakovich. Nellie
grew up in Coleraine, was a
1949 graduate of Greenway
High School, and had been a
resident of Marble since
1976. She had worked for
Butler Taconite, National
Steel, and had been a matron
for the Itasca County Sher-
iff’s Department. She was a
member of the St. Vasilije
(Basil) of Ostrog Serbian
Eastern Orthodox Church of
Chisholm, the Bovey Serbian
Sisters, was a member of
TRIAD, and the Greenway
Senior Citizens, where she
served as president.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Mike (Susan) Stoll of
Yankton, S.D., Bart Stoll of
Marble, Tom Stoll of Her-
cules, Calif., Kathy (Henry)
Klos of La Crosse, Wis., and
Karen (Greg) Ranta of Mar-
ble; nine grandchildren; one
great grandchild; and sib-
lings, Dessa Clafton of Col-
eraine, George (Merdy)
Jakovich of Grand Rapids,
Sophie (Bernie) Nelson of
Neskowin, Ore. , and Dan
(Patty) Jakovich of Cam-
To leave an online condo-
lence message, please go to
Nellie Stoll, 82, Marble
Nellie Stoll
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Saturday, January 4: 5:00 p.m
Worship service.
Sunday, January 5: 8:15 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Wor-
Wednesday, January 8: 3:45
p.m. Catechism.
Green Isle Township
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, January 3: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, January 5: 10:30 a.m.
Worship. 3:30 p.m. Bible study
at St. Paul’s with Pastor.
Wednesday, January 8: 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Confirmation and
Wednesday night school grades
1-5 at St. Paul’s.
Thursday, January 9: Pastors
Circuit meeting.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, January 5: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Holy Communion.
10:00 a.m. Sunday School. Fel-
Tuesday January 7: 6:00-7:00
p.m. TOPS in church basement.
7:30 p.m. ZCW Wednesday
group at Julie Warweg’s home.
Wednesday, January 8: 3:45
p.m. 7th & 9th Confirmation.
4:30 p.m. 8th Confirmation.
7:00 p.m. Church Council. ZCW
General meeting/installation of
Thursday, January 9: 9:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service
on cable.
Christian & Missionary
Pastor John Cherico
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Sunday, January 5: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school for children age
4-6th grade and Adult Sunday
school. 10:30 a.m. Worship
service with Communion.
Potluck following service.
Wednesday, January 8: 7:00-
8:30 p.m. R.E.A.C.H. youth
group at Terry and Becky
Shogren’s home, 6th through
12th grade.
Thursday, January 9: 6:30
p.m. Men’s Community Bible
study at Chuck Peik’s home.
6:00 p.m. Women’s Community
Bible Study potluck at United
Methodist church.
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.
Rodney J. Stemme, Pastor
Saturday, January 4: 8:00
a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00
a.m. Women’s Bible study at
Bette Nelson’s. 2:00-5:00 open
house at parsonage.
Sunday, January 5: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship with Com-
munion. 10:15 a. m. Sunday
Tuesday, January 7: 6:30 p.m.
Worship team. 7:30 p.m. Stew.
Wednesday, January 8: 7:00
p.m. Choir and Confirmation.
Thursday, January 9: 10:00
a.m. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Worship on cable TV. 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Bible study potluck at
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Saturday, January 4: 10:00
a.m. PLS basketball tournament
grades 4-6.
Sunday, January 5: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Fami-
ly Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Wor-
ship with Communion.
Monday, January 6: 7:00 p.m.
Elders meeting.
Wednesday, January 8: 2:00
p.m. Bible Study. 3:45 p.m.
Public school Confirmation
class. 6:00 p.m. Outreach Com-
mittee. 7:30 p.m. Choir.
Thursday, January 9: 10:00
a.m. Bulletin information due.
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Servic-
es on cable TV channel 8. 4:00
p.m. 5-8 at St. Peter. 5:00 p.m.
3-5 at St. Peter.
Sunday, January 5: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service with Com-
Wednesday, January 8: 6:30
p.m. Wednesday evening Bible
classes and Youth Focused. 8:00
p.m. Supper-Welcome!
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Deb Meyer, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, January 5: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School. 10:00 a.m. Wor-
ship with Communion
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, January 5: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and Bible study.
9:30 a.m. Worship service.
Wednesday, January 8: 6:30
p.m. Catechism class.
Thursday, January 9: 6:30
p.m. Women’s guild.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, January 3: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar).
Saturday, January 4: 5:00
p.m. Mass (Mar).
Sunday, January 5: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). No Elementary reli-
gious education (Mar). 9:00 a.m.
Mass (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass
Monday, January 6: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m.
AA and AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, January 7: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael KC meeting in
Wednesday, January 8: 8:30
a. m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a. m.
Word and Communion (Oak
Terrace). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar).
7:00-8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. High Ele-
mentary Religious Education
Thursday, January 9: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre and Mic). 7:00
p.m. Administrative Council
meeting (Bre). 7:30 p.m. Nar-
cotics Anonymous (Mic).
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Rev. James Snyder,
Sunday, January 5: 10:00 a.m.
Worship service with Holy
(Missouri Synod)
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Thursday, January 2: 5:30
p.m. Deadline for bulletin infor-
Sunday, January 5 9:00 a.m.
Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship.
Wednesday, January 8: 6:00
p.m. Confirmation.
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
(507) 647- 5777
Parsonage (507) 647-3739
Sunday, January 5: 9:30 a.m.
Worship with Communion.
10:45 a.m. Sunday school.
Wednesday, January 8: 9:00
a.m. Prayer coffee. 2:00 p.m.
Prayer gathering at Oak Terrace
apartments in Gaylord. 6:00
p.m. AWANA.
Thursday, January 9: 9:30
a.m. Women’s Bible study. 6:30
p.m. Men’s group meeting at
Chuck Peik’s.
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, January 3: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, January 5: 9:00 a.m.
Worship. 10:00 a.m. Sunday
school. 10:15 a.m. Bible study
with Ronda. 3:30 p.m. Bible
study with Pastor.
Wednesday, January 8: 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Confirmation and
Wednesday night school grades
Thursday, January 9: Pastors
Circuit meeting.
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