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Volume 127 • Number 27 • Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Amsden among four superintendent semi-finalists
By Karin Ramige Cornwell Manager Sibley East Senior High School Principal Jim Amsden was named as one of the four semi-finalist candidates for the open superintendent position at a special school board study session held on Monday, Jan. 28. The other three candidates are Jean Broadwater of Houston, Minn., Stacy DeCorsey of Jordan and Judith Nagel of Waconia.
Jim Amsden
Amsden has been with the Sibley East School District for more than 24 years. He has been the principal at the Sibley East Senior High School for four years. Prior to his tenure as principal, he was a Social Studies teacher for Arlington-Green Isle, then Sibley East for 20 years. Amsden will be interviewed on Monday, Feb. 4, starting at 5:45 p.m. with the
community committee and at 7 p.m. with the school board.
Jean Broadwater
Broadwater is the only semi-finalist candidate with superintendent experience. She is the current superintendent of the Houston Public School District in Houston, Minn., and has a total of four years of superintendent experience between Houston and Kewaunee, Wisc. In addition to her superin-
tendent experience, Broadwater has a total of 18 years of experience in the education field. She has six years of experience as a principal in West Bend, Wisc. and an additional eight years of experience as an elementary teacher in Milwaukee, Wisc. Broadwater will be interviewed on Monday, Feb. 4, starting at 5:45 p.m. with the school board and at 7 p.m. with the community commit-
Stacy DeCorsey
DeCorsey has been the principal at the Jordan Elementary School since 2003. She was honored as Minnesota's National Distinguished Principal in Washington D.C. in 2009. In additional to her tenure in Jordan, DeCorsey has an additional six years of experience as a principal in both Glencoe and St. Cloud and
six years of experience as a special education teacher. DeCorsey will be interviewed on Tuesday, Feb. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. with the community committee and at 6:45 p.m. with the school board.
Judith Nagel
Nagel has a total of 22 years of education experi-
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Administrator to take over county economic development duties
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent The Sibley County Board of Commissioners, during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, accepted “with regret” the resignation of Economic Development Director Tim Dolan effective Wednesday, Feb. 13. Dolan was filling a limited term until August and had already left the other half of his county job as Extension/4-H Director. It was said that Dolan has found another opportunity. The County Commissioners had previously discussed that they could make it part of the new county administrator’s position and had language placed in the contract to allow for it. done this spring by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR requires a 30day review period for the report prior to the public hearing. Pfarr said because of where the upcoming board meetings fall, “The process can go like clockwork, but we have to stay on top of it.” If all goes as planned, the first public hearing will be on Tuesday, March 12. • After rebidding the cost to print the 2012 Annual Financial Statement in two county newspapers, the first publication was awarded to the Gaylord Hub at $395 per 1,000 copies. The second publication went to the Arlington Enterprise for $75 per 1,000. The rebidding was conducted because only one bid was received the first time while two are required. • Roseann Nagel, Human Resources Director, received approval to hire Harriet Trodahl as Assessor office staff and to hire Ann Paradis as part-time home health aide. Nagel also has the go ahead to recruit an Extension summer intern, with twothirds of the cost coming from the county budget and one-third from the 4-H Federation. Nagel was authorized to recruit up to four public works summer staff. The board renewed the Phased Retirement Agreement for the period Feb. 1, 2013, through Jan. 31, 2014. Another agreement approved is between Sibley County and Safe Assure Consultants, Willmar, for safety training, maintenance of OSHA programs and on-line MSDS Services for a year at a cost of $6,242.00. • County Commissioner
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
A proposal by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is to remove the lone signal light
along Highway 5 in Arlington during 2013.
City Council plans to address concerns over signal light in a letter to MnDOT
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington City Council will soon send a letter to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) to voice its opposition to the proposed removal of the lone signal light in Arlington along Highway 5. Mayor Jim Kreft and the Arlington City Council directed City Administrator Matt Jaunich to write the letter during its recent regular meeting. The signal light, according to a proposal, is expected to be removed after the Highway 5 Project is completed late next year. According to MnDOT, the signal light is not compliant with American Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications. MnDOT, according to earlier reports in this newspaper, has conducted traffic studies and determined the signal light is not needed. Due to these two issues, the signal light would be removed when the project is completed. A Mn/DOT traffic study showed that even a 22 percent increase in highway traffic would not warrant a new signal light. The signal light in Gaylord, under the same proposal, would also be removed. In addition, the signal light in Winthrop would likely be removed as well. If the City of Arlington wishes to keep the signal light, it would be the responsibility of the city to cover all costs for the purchase and installation of the equipment. The total cost is estimated to be around $200,000. That does not include future maintenance which would be the responsibility of the City of Arlington. Since the signal light is proposed to be removed, traffic along Highway 5 would not be stopped. The current intersection would become a two-way stop for traffic on West Main Street. With the removal of the signal light in Arlington, street lighting would be needed at the intersection of West Main Street and Highway 5. This would be the responsibility of the City of Arlington. ly where the highway intersects with West Main Street and West Adams Street. The City Council would like to see additional crosswalk painting along with flashing lights. Third, the City Council would request that the 30 mile-per-hour speed limit be extended out further and specifically as far east as possible past the Arlington Community Center. Fourth, the City Council would request a meeting between Mn/DOT and city officials to address the various concerns.
Other Business
• The board accepted bids involved in moving the computer training lab to the old treasurer’s office that had recently been used as a warehouse. The current training lab space will be renovated and used for the office of the administrator. Beth Wilson, Information Services Director, said one bid is to set up the training lab to be wireless. The bid was for $2,001.05 from Shark Tooth Networks, Mankato. The other is for ceilings and electrical work done by Sibley Electric, Inc, Gaylord, costing $5,345.00. Wilson said the lab also will get new training desks in place of bigger tables, allowing for the work spaces to grow from eight to 12. • Just prior to the start of the meeting, Auditor Lisa Pfarr said she received the preliminary engineer’s report for the proposed improvement of County Ditch No. 1A. There has been a rush to jump through the proper hoops in order to time the work along with work being
The City Council plans to address four specific items in the letter to MnDOT. First, the City Council would like to see and verify the studies identified in a letter from MnDOT earlier this month. Second, if MnDOT does not budge and the signal light is removed, the City Council would ask for enhanced pedestrian safety measures across Highway 5, specifical-
More Support
Mayor Kreft and the City Council, during two recent regular meetings, said additional letters from the schools, organizations and citizens to Mn/DOT would also help the effort.
Sibley County
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Arlington Fire Department responded to 71 calls in 2012
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington Fire Department responded to 71 calls in 2012, according to Arlington Fire Chief John Zaske. The number of calls was eight fewer than in 2011. The fire department responded to 99 calls in 2010, 60 calls in 2009, 59 calls in 2008, 64 calls in 2007, 43 calls in 2006, 37 calls in 2005 and 28 calls in 2004. According to Zaske, the fire department responded to 14 fire calls, four alarms, two gas leaks, one missing person, two skywarns, 33 medical calls, three accidents, three power line calls and two cancelled calls. In addition, the fire department provided assistance on nine mutual aid calls. The local fire department did not receive any mutual aid assistance in 2012. The local fire department, during 2012, purchased a skid unit for Brush Rig 2 at a cost of $9,799. Donations for this purchase were received from the Department of Natural Resources, Arlington VFW and Jerry’s Home Quality Foods. Sibley County, in 2012, purchased three mobile radio units, two dual headsets and 12 portable units with a charger and mikes. The local department, in order to have the same amount of radios and chargers, also bought two mobile units, one base unit, five portable units and one six-station charger for the rescue truck in 2012 at a cost of $25,111. In addition, the local fire department replaced four outdated pagers at a cost of $2,000. During 2012, the local fire department had total truck repairs of $27,462. One challenge in 2013, Zaske said, is to install the new radios and narrow band the pagers. The biggest challenge will be to decide what to do with Engine #2. The local fire department, according to Zaske, also hopes to purchase a new cutter for its jaws of life in 2013. The officers for the local fire department include Fire Chief John Zaske, First Assistant Keith Dressen, Second Assistant Corey Carpenter, Treasurer Curtis Ling, Secretary Rick Schmidt, Safety and Training Officer Bobbi Zaske and Safety and Training Officer Doug Mackenthun. The remaining members of the local fire department consist of Grant Bening, Chad Carpenter, Brent Doetkott, Jim Farber, Luke Geib, Spencer Haggenmiller, Tim Haggenmiller, Dan Herrmann, Jeff Otto, Jen Otto, Jeremy Otto, Tom Pfarr, Jon Piotter, Josh Pflanz, Tom Pomplun, Jason Quast, Nick Rauch, Jon Rose, Jim Soeffker, Paul Soeffker, Jeff Tuchtenhagen and Tony Voigt.
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News Briefs
Accident without injuries
A one-vehicle accident without injuries reportedly occurred along County Road 9 just north of Arlington at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. Jessica Buesgens, 30, Gaylord, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on County Road 9 when she reportedly lost control of the vehicle and struck a guard rail. The vehicle sustained damage to the driver’s side. Buesgens and her passenger, Joel Farber, 37, Gaylord, were not injured, according to the report.
Head-on crash on Sunday
Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a head-on crash along Highway 212 in McLeod County on Sunday, Jan. 27, according to the Minnesota Highway Patrol. Francis T. Ourada, 26, Wabasso, was driving a 1997 Ford Escort westbound on Highway 212 when she reportedly lost control of the vehicle due to icy roads, crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2002 Dodge Ram driven by Andrew Schutte, 27, New Auburn. Ourada suffered non-life threatening injuries. Schutte did not suffer any apparent injuries. Wabasso resident Bridgette Elsing, 18, who was a passenger in the Ourada vehicle, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Glencoe resident Daniel E. Busse, 28, who was a passenger in the Schutte vehicle, did not suffer any apparent injuries.
Enterprise photo courtesy of Kristen Strauss, Green Isle Community School
Visit To Mankato East Planetarium
Students in grades K-6 from the Green Isle Community School had an opportunity to visit the Mankato East Planetarium on Friday afternoon, Jan. 25. Left to right: Aaron Ehrich, Grace Wartmann, Henry Reineitz, Abby Koch, Lindsey Czarnecki, Hailey Seidl, Abby Bode and Joe Roepke.
Meyer named to Dean’s List
Megan Meyer, a 2009 graduate of the Sibley East Senior High School, was recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. To qualify for this honor, a student has to achieve a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Meyer is a senior with a major in Exercise Physiology. She is the daughter of Jeff and Deb Meyer, Gaylord.
Newman reacts to Governor Dayton’s budget proposal
State Senator Scott Newman (R-District 18) released the following statement in reaction to Governor Mark Dayton’s budget proposal last week: “The budget of $37.9 billion is roughly an eight percent increase from the previous budget,” said Newman. “His proposed budget calls for a tax increase of $3.7 billion, but little in the way of spending cuts or tax reform and no reduction in the size or growth of government. For every dollar in spending reductions, the governor raises $16 in new taxes.” Below are a few highlights of the governor’s proposed budget, according to Newman: • Increased budget from $35.2 billion to $37.9 billion • $3.7 billion of new taxes and only $225 million in cuts • Largest budget increase ever proposed by a Minnesota Governor • Two-year freeze on tax rebate for all homeowners • $80 million increase in Local Government Aid • $2.1 billion of new sales taxes on goods and consumer services • $0.94 per pack additional tax on cigarettes • Two percent increase income taxes for married $250,000; HoH $200,000; and individual $150,000 • Increased income tax to Minnesota’s “snowbirds” through a prorate income tax base on the number of days they are present in the state • .25 percent transit tax to seven-county metro area to go towards buses and rail • New taxes on online purchases (“Amazon” tax) and digital downloads • Fails to pay back the $1.1 billion school shift, pushing the pay off date to the 20152016 budget “On average, this budget would collect over $389 more sales tax from every Minnesotan,” said Newman. “The tax increases proposed will primarily impact the middle class, already stretching their budgets to make ends meet. In the following weeks, I will send further break downs, examining the different areas of the budget that will be impacted like education, business, transportation and real estate taxes.” Newman added, “It is important to note that this is not the final budget, but an outline for potential legislation that we should expect to see this session.”
Lamp on President’s List
Dana Lamp, Arlington, was recently named to the President’s List at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. To earn this award for scholastic achievement, a student must complete 12 or more college-level credits for the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Area students on Dean’s List
Area students Dennis Rabe and Krystal Wendinger, Arlington; Jacob Ruehling and Korri Perschau, Green Isle; and Britanni Ruschmeyer and Terry Shogren, Gaylord; were recently named to the Dean’s List at Ridgewater College. In order to be included on the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, be enrolled in at least 12 credits and meet certain other criteria.
Green Isle Lions Club’s annual
Dinner & Show
Green Isle School Gymnasium
Sat., February 2
Social Hour 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m.
Dinner provided by Chef Craig’s Catering Entertainment by The Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe
Peterson is SCC graduate
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Scholarship winners announced
The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce that Youth Scholarships of $20,700 from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund have been awarded to 69 students in grades 7-12 throughout the region. “Youth Scholarship recipients live in 18 different communities representing seven counties,” said Brenda Byron, PLRAC Executive Director. “We are excited about the wonderful arts activities these students will be involved in.” The Youth Scholarships of $300 will provide these students the opportunity to study their chosen art with a practicing professional artist, take lessons, attend classes, or perform with a youth arts organization. Five students in Sibley County were awarded $300 scholarships. They included Gaylord residents Megan Elseth, Brooke Makela, and Jacob Makela and Henderson residents Samantha Alander and Mikayla Reinhardt. Samantha Alander, Brooke Makela, Jacob Makela, and Mikayla Reinhardt will take piano lessons from independent music instructors and Megan Elseth will take lessons at Elite Dance Company, Norwood Young America. The next deadline for Youth Scholarships is Oct. 1.
(All Proceeds for Community Projects)
Arlington Dugout & Arlington Fire Department present the 3rd annual
Beer, Wine & Food Tasting
Friday, Feb. 8
6-8 p.m. Main Street Hall
310 W. Main St., Arlington
Door Prizes All Evening
Tickets: $10 Advance, $15 at Door
Tickets available at Arlington Dugout or from any local Arlington Fire Dept. member.
Community Calendar
Friday, Feb. 1: Arlington Veteran’s Organization’s Steak Fry, Veteran’s building at fairgrounds, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4: Arlington City Council, council chambers, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Arlington Garden Club, home of Mary Hennies. Please bring gifts for the High Island Creek Residents. Wednesday, Feb. 6: Knights of Columbus officers, St. Mary’s Parish hall, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Arlington Ambulance Service, 7 p.m. Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. MAIN BANK Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru) DRIVE 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
Thank You
Peace Lutheran wishes to thank everyone who attended their Annual Soup & Sandwich Luncheon on January 27. Thanks also to those who donated food and helped with all the work. It was greatly appreciated. Hope to see you in January 2014. *4E5Sa
Thank You
I would like to thank all of the businesses, family and friends who donated, volunteered and/or attended my benefit on January 19. I sincerely appreciate the support, kindness and prayers my family and I have received so far.
Thank You
Thank you for all the birthday cards, gifts and all who attended my 80th birthday party at the Vet’s building. Special thanks to Y-Not Plbg. & Htg., my family and friends for putting on my party!
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Gruenhagen issues statement on Governor Dayton budget proposal
State Representative Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe) issued a statement regarding last week’s budget proposal from DFL Governor Mark Dayton: “I’m disappointed that instead of providing meaningful tax reductions for working Minnesotans, Governor Dayton chose instead to enact the largest tax increase in the history of our state,” said Gruenhagen. “Governor Dayton veils his proposal in carefully crafted campaign slogans all while putting Minnesota on a path of out-of-control spending – it’s a bad deal for middle class families, and a bad deal for Minnesota.” Gruenhagen continued, “This budget hurts middle class families by raising taxes on goods like medicine, haircuts, and oil changes. It levies a tax on clothing for the first time in state history. It raises new taxes on businesses, making them less competitive and all the while making Wisconsin, South Dakota, and North Dakota all the more attractive for businesses to open or relocate to. I hope in the coming weeks Governor Dayton will take an approach that will grow private sector jobs for Minnesotans rather than pursuing this irresponsible budget proposal that puts jobs at risk.”
Sibley County Continued from page 1
Joy Cohrs asked the board to consider leaving as a member on the Three Rivers Parks Board because not much gets done regarding soil and water issues in the county. The board voted to leave contingent on what County Attorney David Schauer finds in the joint powers agreement regarding measures to withdraw. • County Commissioner Jim Swanson said he attended the Region 9 annual meeting, learning the work continues to expand. Two new people will be hired to work with community development. The fund balance a year ago was $6,000 compared to $100,000 this year. Swanson reported on a meeting near Winthrop with area farmers and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who “thought the Midwest got sold out by the chair of ag committee when a new farm bill was recently passed.” She said it was politics as usual where it is difficult to get anything done. • County Commissioner Bill Pinske recommended the county go along with others on the Sioux Trails Mental Health Board and vote to cancel the annual meeting, instead meeting on an as-needed basis.
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Winter Returns
A mixture of rain and sleet followed by about three to four inches of snow fell on the Arlington and Green Isle area on Sunday, Jan. 27. It was the first major snowfall in several weeks. Mark Fahey removed snow from his driveway along the 300 block of West Baker Street in Arlington early Monday morning, Jan. 28.
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ence. She is currently the Assistant High School Principal with the Waconia School District. She has seven years of experience as a secondary school principal in Chaska and Waconia. Nagel also worked as a central office administrator in Minnetonka and was a special education teacher for 10 years. Nagel will be interviewed on Tuesday, Feb. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. with the school board and at 6:45 p.m. with the community committee. After the semi-finalist interviews are complete on Tuesday night, the board will hold a special meeting to discuss the interviews and determine the finalists. Interviews for the three finalists will take place on Monday, Feb. 11, Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 14. One candidate will be interviewed each day. A community meeting will be held with each candidate starting at 4 p.m. each day. This will give staff, parents, students, and community members the opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions. There will also be an opportunity to meet each candidate after the finalist interview with the School Board at approximately 7:15 p.m. each of the three days. perintendent (as provided by SCSC): • Has excellent communication skills both written and spoken. • Has a proven record as an educational leader. • Works collaboratively with others and seeks input from staff, parents, and community to develop options to respond to difficult issues facing the school district. • Thinks and plans strategically with the ability to conceptualize future needs and solutions. • Is visible in schools and the communities and is able to develop partnerships with business, government, and community groups. • Has a good working knowledge and understanding of school finance. • Can adapt to and model change. • Is described by others as honest, ethical and dedicated to students and the school profession. • Is a good listener who possesses strong interpersonal skills. • Has experience with facility planning and bond referendums.
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The Sibley East School Board had previously decided they would interview six semi-finalist candidates. At Monday’s meeting, Superintendent Search Consultant Ed Waltman from the South Central Service Cooperative (SCSC) presented only four candidates. Waltman reported there is a lot of competition in the superintendent field in the state. There are currently 25 superintendent searchs in the state of Minnesota, including Jordan, New Ulm and New Prague. The SCSC consultants decided the four candidates presented to the board best fit the attributes and needs of the district.
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2012 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
2012 was another banner year for letters to the editor in the Arlington Enterprise and this newspaper hopes that trend improves and continues in the new year. The opinion page is one of the most read pages in this newspaper. 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 issues. Letters to the editor and opinion pieces may not change anyone’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 important 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 opinion column are hardly the final voices of authority on a particular topic and readers will surely not agree with them on every issue. When that happens, this newspaper hopes readers will exercise their right and write a letter to the editor or an opinion column for publication. -K.M.
Guest Columns
Governor Dayton’s tax plan a major leap forward
By Jeff Van Wychen For over a decade, the tax policy coming from the State Capitol has been giving rural and middle class Minnesotans the short end of the stick. New reforms proposed by Governor Dayton take a big step toward reversing these trends while also restoring fiscal sanity to the state budget. Taken as a whole, Dayton’s proposed reforms will increase tax fairness, adequately fund critical public investments, and solve the state’s budget deficit without shifts or accounting gimmicks. True to recent public pronouncements, the governor proposed a “fourth tier” income tax rate. The wealthiest two percent of Minnesotans will see a two percent tax rate increase on income in excess of $250,000 for married joint filers, $200,000 for heads of households, and $150,000 for single filers. This is the single most powerful element in the Dayton tax proposal in terms of reducing the regressivity of Minnesota’s tax system. Currently, the wealthiest two percent of Minnesota households pay 20 percent less in state and local taxes per dollar of income than do middle-income households. After the governor’s proposed income tax increase (in isolation from all other proposed changes), the wealthiest two percent will be paying about eight percent less—definitely a major leap in the direction of tax fairness. At the same time, the fourth tier income tax increase will generate $1.1 billion in badly needed revenue. The governor’s proposal both expands the corporate income tax base while reducing the corporate income tax rate. The base broadening is accomplished by eliminating several inefficient tax preferences that were doing little to create new jobs and new economic activity, including foreign operating corporation (FOC) provisions. He also proposes adopting an “economic substance test,” which would require that corporate transactions have a legitimate business purpose other than tax avoidance. The expansion of the corporate income tax base will be offset by a significant reduction in the corporate income tax rate from 9.8 percent to 8.4 percent, reducing the state corporate income tax rate rank from the fourth highest in the nation to 12th highest. Dayton’s corporate income tax reforms will level the playing field among businesses. The governor lowers the sales tax rate and broadens the sales tax base by eliminating many current exemptions, including the following. • Selected consumer goods and services, including clothing items over $100, over-the-counter drugs, digital goods, repair services (including auto repair), personal care and instruction services, and legal and accounting services. • Selected business services, including legal, accounting, computer, advertising, architecture, employment, specialized design, management consulting, and business support services. • Goods sold over the internet through Minnesota-based affiliates. To offset the broader base the sales tax rate will fall from 6.875 percent to 5.5 percent, thereby reducing Minnesota’s sales tax rank from seventh highest in the nation to 27th. As a result of this rate reduction, the tax on goods that are already taxable under current law— items ranging from school supplies and shampoo to hockey sticks and hula hoops—will fall by 20%. The Dayton sales tax proposal will generate a net revenue increase of $2.1 billion in the FY 2014-15 biennium. Property tax relief has been a priority for rural communities in recent years and Dayton’s budget provides it through a direct $500 property tax rebate to all homeowners in 2014. In addition, the Dayton budget provides for an annual $80 million (19 percent) increase in city Local Government Aid and an annual $40 million (24 percent) increase County Program Aid that partially replaces cuts to these two programs over the previous decade. Dayton’s budget will result in an aggregate statewide property tax reduction of nearly 10 percent. The $2 billion generated by Governor Dayton’s tax plan will be sufficient to close the FY 2014-15 structural deficit of $1.1 billion while also providing revenue to fund investments in K-12 and higher education and other areas that have been allowed to languish over the last decade. The Dayton tax proposal is not perfect, but all things considered, it is the most comprehensive and thoughtful reform initiative since the turn of the century and represents a major move forward in terms of promoting tax fairness, revenue adequacy, and budget stability. Jeff Van Wychen is a Fellow and Director of Tax Policy & Analysis for MN2020 which is a nonpartisan, progressive think tank focusing on the issues that really matter: education, health care, transportation and economic development.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to the following local and area residents compliments of the Arlington Lions Club Community Calendar. February 1 Blair Breyer and Justin Rose. February 2 Evan Baumgarten, Jaden Kmetz, Jon Piotter and Nicki Scharn. February 3 Jackie Hilgers and Kevin Menk. February 4 Alfred Burdorf, Angie Brau, Carter Thomes, Megan Raddatz, Pamela Roth, Ross Bergs, Ryan Bergs, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Bade. February 5 Adam Kleist, Doreen Willmsen, Kiley Quast, Megan Dose, Sara Kleist, Velma Lindemann and Zachary Vos. February 6 Tim Schmidt, and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schuetz. February 7 Gerald Meffert, Mary Kistner, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Schmidt, and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Quast. ***** 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 numbered.” The second responded, “You should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded.” The third surgeon said, “I really think librarians are the best; everything inside them is in alphabetical order.” 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 interchangeable.” ***** An editor, a photographer, and a journalist are covering a political convention in Miami. They decide to walk up and down the beach during their lunch hour. Halfway up the beach, they stumble upon a lamp. They rub the lamp jokingly and a genie appears and says “Normally I would grant you three wishes, but since there are three of you, I will grant you each one wish.” The photographer goes first. “I would like to spend the rest of my life living in a huge house in St. Thomas with no money worries.” The genie grants him his wish and sends him on off to St. Thomas. The journalist goes next. “I would like to spend the rest of my life living on a huge yacht cruising the Mediterranean with no money worries.” The genie grants him his wish and sends him off to the Mediterranean. Last, but not least, it is the editor’s turn. “And what would your wish be?" asks the genie. “I want them both back after lunch” replies the editor, “the deadline for tomorrow’s newspaper is in about ten hours.” ***** A husband and wife are fighting, and she yells at him, “The only reason you married me was because my great uncle left me a million dollars.” He turns back and calmly replies, “Don’t be ridiculous, I don’t care who left it to you!” ***** While on a field trip to an amusement park, the teacher lost his wallet. Gathering the group together, he told the kids, “My wallet had $500 in it. I will give a $25 reward to anyone who finds it.” A voice from the back of the group chimed in, “And I’ll give $50!” ***** “If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up” the sarcastic teacher ordered. After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet. “Now then, mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot?” inquired the teacher with a sneer. “Well, actually I don’t,” said the student. “But I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself.”
Governor Dayton proves he is a taxaholic
By Phil Krinkie Today Governor Dayton showed his true socialistic tendencies with a budget proposal that would increase taxes on everyone in Minnesota. “I didn’t think it was possible for Governor Dayton to surprise everyone with the depth and breadth of his tax increases today,” said Phil Krinkie, President of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota. “The poor, the rich, the middle class, the individual, the family, the business – everyone will be affected by Mark Dayton’s tidal wave of tax increases. Everyone will be impacted under Dayton’s plan.” Key elements of the Dayton tax increase plan: • Raise $1.1 billion by creating a new fourth tier income tax rate for the top 2% of wage earners, including many small businesses. The Dayton plan redistributes this income to most Minnesota homeowners through a $500 property tax refund. • Raise $30 million by repackaging his tax increase on snowbirds who split their residency between Minnesota and another state. • Raise $322 million by closing so called corporate tax “loopholes.” The Governor offsets this tax increase by lowering the corporate income tax rate from 9.8 percent to 8.4 percent. • Raise $4.2 billion by extending the sales tax to clothing and a wide range of business services from advertising to haircuts. The sales tax will now be added to the following items: • affiliate nexus sales • digital goods • direct satellite services and remote access software • clothing on items over $100 • admissions and memberships • over-the-counter drugs • personal care services and instruction • legal services • accounting services • auto and other repair services • business services, such as legal, accounting, architecture, specialized design, computer, management consulting, advertising, employment, and business support services • telecommunications equipment, • court reporter documents • advertising materials and publications The governor does offset some of the sales tax increase by reducing the rate to 5.5%, which results in a net sales tax increase of $2.1 billion. In addition, Governor Dayton adds the following taxes: • Raises $370 million by raising the cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack. • Raises $15 million by increasing the tax on rental cars by 2.85 percent. • Raises the sales tax in the metro area by 25 cents to pay for transit projects. The net result of these tax changes is $2.14 billion in tax increases in the 2014-15 biennium; but grows to $3.3 billion in the next biennium. Phil Krinkie, a former eight-term Republican state rep from Lino Lakes who chaired the House Tax Committee for a while, is president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota. Former GOP Governor Tim Pawlenty recently appointed Krinkie to the board of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. People can contact him at philk@taxpayersleague.org.
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80 Years Ago
February 2, 1933 Louis Kill, Editor Miss Edna Geib and Mr. Clem Gasta, two of our most popular young people, stole a march on their friends and were quietly married Monday evening at the parsonage of St. Mary’s Church. The knot was tied by Rev. John Ellerbush and witnessed by Miss Edna Timm and Mr. Raymond Gasta. The bride has conducted a beauty parlor in this city for the past few years while the groom conducts a garage on lower Main Street. Wm. Pinske while enroute to New Auburn last Sunday evening had a miraculous escape from serious injury. A four wheel trailer had been left on the pavement because of tire trouble, and without light. Going along at a moderate speed, Pinske smashed into the trailer, damaging the truck in which he was riding. He had just passed an oncoming car and did not see the trailer until it was too late to turn out without capsizing. The front of his car was badly wrecked, but he escaped injury except for slight cuts. & Sons elevator Saturday morning a couple of v-belts used to drive the feed mill were ignited by friction and burned up. The fire department was called when it was feared that the blaze might cause a dust explosion in the mill. Fortunately the fire was extinguished with no other damage than the loss of the belts. On Monday evening a blazing chimney at the Boehne Sandwich Shop, next to the Lido Theatre, resulted in a call to the fire department. The fire was extinguished without damage to the building.
40 Years Ago
February 1, 1973 Val Kill, Editor A new 1,600-megawatt generating plant will be constructed in Jessenland Township, Sibley County, about 5 miles east of Arlington if NSP follows the recommendations of the Governor’s Environmental Quality Council. The Council made its decision at a meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Highway Building in St. Paul. The site chosen is known as the Henderson site and is about six miles northwest of Henderson near Silver Lake. Arlington-Green Isle High School took first place in the District One-Act Play Contest held last Saturday, January 27, and the play now advances to Region IV competition. This is the first time in the history of A-GI that the one-act play has advanced past the sub-district level. Henry (Buzz) Matz of Arlington was one of over 300 drivers who started the Winnipeg to St. Paul snowmobile race on Tuesday of last week at 9 a.m. Unfortunately he had to drop out due to engine trouble after going only six miles. Matz was accompanied to Canada by Harry Melsha of Arlington and Don Wagener of Waconia.
60 Years Ago
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Three knowledge bowl teams from the Sibley East Junior High School recently competed in the region tournament. The Sibley East black team brought home a third place trophy. The members of the black team included the following students. Front Row: (left to right) Jack Ballalatak and Jacob Strack. Back Row: (l to r) Luke Shogren, James Schealler, Sierra Sued-
beck and Jaci Tourtellott. Members of the Sibley East gold team included Logan Bruss, Alexus Kreft, Mitchell Mathews, Kiana Montes, Ethan Pomplun and Aaron Strack. Members of the Sibley East white team were Zach Bremer, Kaili Diehn, Seth Fredin, Joel Mercier, Hayden Ott and Brandon Uecker. Haley Rohwer was the box operator for the meet.
Influenza is still widespread, but new infections appear to be slowing in state
Influenza continues to be widespread and highly active in Minnesota, but the pace of new infections appears to be slowing, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on Thursday, Jan. 24. For the week ending Jan. 19 (Week 3): • 208 hospitalizations due to influenza-like illness (ILI) were reported to MDH, compared with 541 for Week 2 and more than 600 for Week 1, bringing the total so far this season to 2,128. • MDH confirmed 15 deaths due to influenza or complications from influenza during the week, bringing the total to 75. • The MDH laboratory took in 554 ILI specimens for analysis, compared with more than 700 during Week 2. • There were 9 outbreaks in long-term care facilities reported. The exception to the decline in activity is in schools: MDH received reports of 112 school outbreaks of ILI for Week 3, an increase over the previous week, reflecting that school is back in session and some transmission is occurring. It should be noted that the indicators of influenza activity MDH uses lag behind what is occurring in communities at the moment. Deaths, in particular, take time to be investigated and confirmed as influenza-related by MDH. The vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths continue to occur among the elderly. • Influenza can cause a viral pneumonia, and influenza can be a gateway for secondary infections such as bacterial pneumonia. In addition, people with certain medical conditions can have a worsening of their condition when they are ill with influenza. • In years in which H3N2 is the predominant strain, we typically see more severe cases of illness, particularly in the very young and the elderly, and more cases overall. Hospitals and clinics generally are still busy throughout the state, but visits for ILI appear to be declining. • Regional health care coalitions continue to monitor hospital bed count and resource needs. This public/private partnership between public health, hospitals, clinics and local business partners continues to play a critical role in the success of Minnesota’s response to influenza. The CDC recently released a report that estimated 60 percent effectiveness for this year ’s flu vaccine against medically attended influenza. This is a preliminary estimate. Given this level of efficacy, some vaccinated persons will become ill with influenza. Therefore, antivirals should be used as recommended for at risk patients regardless of their vaccination status. • Antivirals continue to be available. Pediatric suspensions are the only formulation for which FDA is reporting intermittent shortages. Pharmacists can compound their own pediatric formulations. • MDH and the CDC recommend that everyone get vaccinated for influenza, but especially those at high risk for complications from influenza. Those include: • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old. • Adults 65 years of age and older h t t p : / / w w w. c d c . g o v /flu/about/disease/65over.ht. • Pregnant women http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm. • American Indians and Alaskan Natives seem to be at higher risk of flu complications. • People who have medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, neurological disease, kidney and liver disorders and others. For a list, see CDC’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm. /divs/idepc/diseases/flu/basics/flumedhelp.html ‘When to Get Medical Help for Flu Symptoms” provides general guidance for persons experiencing flu symptoms and when to seek medical attention. • During flu season, besides getting vaccinated, there are other steps people can take to avoid spreading or catching influenza: • If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness, such as coughing, sneezing or runny nose, stay home. This means: • Don’t go to work or school. • Don’t visit friends or relatives in the hospital or longterm care facilities. • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue away. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. • Clean surfaces you touch frequently, such as doorknobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones. • Wash your hands often with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. • Avoid exposing yourself to others who are sick with flu-like illness. • Do your best to stay healthy. Get plenty of rest, physical activity and healthy eating.
January 29, 1953 Louis Kill, Editor The annual meeting of the Arlington Sportsmen’s Club was held Tuesday evening, January 20, in the Community Hall. New officers were elected for the following year as follows: Charles Urban, president; Henry Menzel, first vice president; Arnold Narr, second vice president; Ed Tjosvold, secretary and Ben Reichenbach, treasurer. Board members elected were Dick Wisch, Earl Bandelin, R. L. Sander and Henry Thies. Six Sibley County Democrats were elected at a meeting Friday at Gaylord as delegates to a statewide DFL organizational conference to be held January 31 and February 1 in St. Cloud. Delegates are Irving Brazil of Green Isle, Michael McGuire and Michael Kehoe of Henderson, Robert Williamson of Gaylord, Lowell Nelson of Winthrop and Val Kill of Arlington. The local fire department responded to two calls this past week, both fires being of a minor nature which resulted in slight property damage. At A. M. Timm
20 Years Ago
February 4, 1993 Kurt Menk, Editor Lynette Froehlich of Winthrop was recently named as the new administrator at the Arlington Municipal Hospital. She became director of nurses at the local hospital in 1989 and was the hospital’s acting administrator since October of 1991.
Vaccine Availability
• MDH is still encouraging people to be vaccinated. It is not too late to get vaccinated. Our goal is to use all doses of vaccine available. • MDH continues to work with health care providers to make sure that the available supply of vaccine is fully utilized and directed where it is needed. • It is possible that some providers may have exhausted their supply at this point in the season; you may need to check with a few clinics to find vaccine. Based on the information we have available, it should be possible to find a provider who has vaccine available. We strongly advise people to keep looking. The MDH flu clinic locator may be helpful for this. • To find the location of a flu clinic near you, visit www.mdhflu.com. • If you are going to a retail store pharmacy site be sure to check about age groups being served. Not all pharmacies serve persons under age 18 years. • People with medical conditions or the elderly, who are at high risk for influenza complications, may not have the best immune response to the vaccine, so it is very important that those around them, especially health care and long-term care workers, are vaccinated. • While the vaccine doesn’t offer perfect protection, it is still the best tool we have for preventing influenza and its complications. If you don’t get it, you don’t have protection.
Symptoms & Treatment
The symptoms of influenza, which tend to come on suddenly, can include a sore throat, coughing, fever, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. People who become severely ill with influenzalike symptoms should see a physician. Influenza is caused by a virus and antibiotics which are used against bacteria are not effective against it. Antivirals such as oseltamivir and zanamivir can be used against influenza. More information on influenza can be found at www.mdhflu.com.
What Else Can People Do?
• Most people can fight the flu at home with rest and fluids. If you or your child develops concerning symptoms, call your health care provider. If you are at risk for becoming very ill from influenza, call your health care provider as soon as symptoms of flu illness develop – they will determine whether influenza testing and possible treatment are needed. • New guidance for the public is available at http://www.health.state.mn.us
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SE wrestlers beat 3 opponents
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity wrestling team defeated three opponents during a pair of meets last week. The Wolverines defeated visiting Northfield 39-25 and visiting Madelia-Truman 5715 during a triangular meet in Arlington on Tuesday night, Jan. 22. Visiting Sibley East also defeated New Ulm 48-22 on Friday evening, Jan. 25. The Wolverines will travel to Wabasso for a meet on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Sibley East 39 Northfield 25 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) decisioned Noah Vancelee (N) 2-0. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) decisioned Sam Soriano (N) 5-0. 120-pounds: Mason Voight (SE) was decisioned by Paco Sanchez (N) 4-2. 126-pounds: Nathan Thomes (SE) was decisioned by Matt Metcalf (N) 6-1. 132-pounds: Sibley East forfeited this match to Tommy Matheson (N). 138-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) decisioned Carson Canedy (N) 6-2. 145-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) won by a major decision over Alex Malecha (B) 10-0. 152-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) decisioned Sam Olson (N) 8-2. 160-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) won by a technical fall over Ben Ertl (N) 15-0. 170-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) was decisioned by Jose Ruiz (N) 8-5. 182-pounds: Nolan Osborne (SE) lost by a major decision to Sam Minske (N) 12-1. 195-pounds: Alex Pedraza (SE) was pinned by Zac Bakko (N) 3:13. 220-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) decisioned Jarred Lienke (N) 2-0. 285-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) won by a major decision over Tyler Van Cleave (N) 14-5. Sibley East 57 Madelia-Truman 15 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) won by a major decision over Cole Pietsch (MT) 13-0. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) decisioned James Hodge (M-T) 5-0. 120-pounds: Mason Voight (SE) was decisioned by Jerimiah Colon (M-T) 5-2. 126-pounds: Nathan Thomes (SE) decisioned Issac Pfeffer (M-T) 8-2. 132-pounds: Sibley East forfeited this match to Justin Gifferson (M-T). 138-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) pinned Zack Peterson (M-T) 1:05. 145-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) pinned Jon Whitney (M-T) 1:29. 152-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) pinned Jesus Lopez (M-T) 1:07. 160-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) was decisioned by Stevie Tierny (M-T) 9-6. 170-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) pinned Jake Korteum (M-T) 1:23. 182-pounds: Nolan Osborne (SE) was decisioned by Jake Denn (M-T) 8-6 in overtime. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) won by a forfeit. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) pinned Derek Firchau (M-T) 0:17. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) pinned Cristian Escobar (M-T) 3:18. Sibley East 48 New Ulm 22 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) decisioned Ryan Wacker (NU) 8-1. 113-pounds: Logan Tesch (SE) was pinned by Tanner Stark (NU) 1:18. 120-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) pinned Elijah Northquest (NU) 1:54. 126-pounds: Mason Voight (SE) was decisioned by Austin Ilses (NU) 7-6. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) pinned Max Deslauriers (NU) 3:49. 138-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) decisioned Jagger Hoffmann (NU) 6-5. 145-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) pinned Austin Brandes (NU) 5:10. 152-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) was decisioned by Sam Hoppe (NU) 6-3. 160-pounds: Andrew Schauer (SE) was pinned by Riley Shelgren (NU) 0:57. 170-pounds: Aaron Bates (SE) pinned Nathan Janke (NU) 0:45. 182-pounds: Cody Voight (SE) lost by a major decision to Cole Wilfahrt (NU) 12-1. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) decisioned Lorenzo Hernandez (NU) 7-3. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) pinned Braxton Greenwalt (NU) 0:58. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) decisioned Andy Bregel (NU) 2-0.
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SE girls fall to Jordan 64-39
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity girls basketball team lost to visiting Jordan 64-39 in Minnesota River Conference action on Thursday evening, Jan. 24. Junior Megan Eckberg paced the Lady Wolverines with 10 points in the setback. Freshman Alyssa Weber had seven points while senior Jordan Thomes and sophomore Shelby Voight scored four points each. Senior Courtney Schwirtz and sophomore Kelli Martens both drilled a three-pointer. Senior Briana Reierson, junior Maren Miner and sophomores Autumn Dose and McKenzie Sommers added two points each. The Lady Wolverines hit 15 of 46 shots from the field for 32 percent and only seven of 19 free throw attempts for 37 percent. Sibley East collected 25 boards in the loss. Eckberg and Weber snared five rebounds each while Thomes had four caroms. Dose also recorded three assists and one steal while Eckberg and Martens compiled two assists each and one theft apiece. The Lady Wolverines played their fourth consecutive game without the services of junior point guard Jessica Garza who had earlier suffered a concussion. Sibley East, 1-9 in the MRC and 5-11 overall, will travel to Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial in non-conference play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The Lady Wolverines will host Tri-City United in MRC action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. In addition, Sibley East will host New Ulm Cathedral in nonconference at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. on Friday night, Jan. 18. Tuchtenhagen tossed in 10 points while Mikayla Perschau and Stumm scored six points. Kranz dropped in four points while Kurtzweg had three points. Reierson hooped two points while Voight added one point. Perschau collected 13 rebounds, two steals and one assist while Tuchtenhagen recorded seven thefts, five assists and four boards. The Lady Wolverines rebounded with a 52-18 thumping over visiting Maple River on Monday night, Jan. 21. Tuchtenhagen paced a balanced scoring attack with 12 points. Kranz scored seven points while Kurtzweg, Reierson and Perschau netted six points apiece. Stumm tossed in five points while Voight had four points. Lea Mueller, Karissa Sorenson and Walsh added two points. Tuchtenhagen contributed six steals, five boards and three assists. Sibley East then fell to visiting Jordan 43-30 on Thursday evening, Jan. 24. Liz Thies hooped eight points while Stumm and Perschau had seven points each. Reierson, Kurtzweg, Walsh and Tuchtenhagen added two points apiece.
The visiting Sibley East varsity boys basketball team surrendered leads in both halves and lost to Mayer Lutheran 74-66 in Minnesota River Conference action on Friday evening, Jan. 25. (Top Photo) Despite a handcheck, Sibley East senior Tyler Bates blows past a Mayer Lutheran player. Bates finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds. (Left Photo) Zac Weber, a sophomore for Sibley East, prepares to make a pass against Mayer Lutheran. Weber finished with four points off the Sibley East bench.
The Sibley East B-squad girls basketball team recently captured one win in four games. The Lady Wolverines lost to visiting Norwood Young America 34-27 on Tuesday night, Jan. 15. Kimberly Kurtzweg netted six points while McKayla Stumm scored five points. Britany Reierson and Alicia Kranz hooped four points apiece. Shelby Voight and Breann Walsh had three points each while Katie Tuchtenhagen added two points. Stumm contributed seven rebounds, three steals and two assists while Reierson had eight steals, two caroms and one assist. Visiting Sibley East also lost to Mayer Lutheran 43-32
Sibley East boys beat NYA and LC-WM, fall to Mayer Lutheran during past week
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity boys basketball team captured two wins in three games during the past week. The Wolverines, 5-3 in the Minnesota River Conference and 9-5 overall, will host Jordan in conference action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. Sibley East will travel to New Ulm Cathedral in non-conference play at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. In addition, the Wolverines will travel to Belle Plaine in MRC play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Sibley East 60 Norwood Young America 56 Four players scored in double figures as the Sibley East varsity boys basketball team slipped past Norwood Young America 60-56 in Minnesota River Conference action on Tuesday night, Jan. 22. Senior Tyler Bates poured in 18 points while senior Max Grabow scored 15 points. Senior Sam Harrison and junior Brody Rodning also hit double digits with 12 and 11 points respectively. Sophomore Zac Weber added four points. The Wolverines hit 20 of 41 shots from two-point range for 49 percent, but only three of 12 attempts from three-point distance for 25 percent. Sibley East also sank 11 of 16 charity tosses for 69
percent. Sibley East controlled the glass by a 32-26 margin in the win. Tyler Bates and Grabow pulled down 12 and 11 rebounds respectively. Harrison and Rodning snared three caroms each. Rodning also contributed six assists while Grabow recorded three steals. Mayer Lutheran 74 Sibley East 66 The visiting Sibley East varsity boys basketball team surrendered a 12-point lead in the first half and eventually lost to Mayer Lutheran 74-66 in Minnesota River Conference action on Friday night, Jan. 25. Senior Tyler Bates tossed in 22 points while junior Brody Rodning netted 18 points. Senior Steve Haefs hooped 10 points while seniors Max Grabow and Sam Harrison tallied six points each. Sophomore Zac Weber added four points. The Wolverines connected on 22 of 47 shots from twopoint distance for 47 percent and four of 10 attempts from three-point land for 40 percent. Sibley East also sank 18 of 21 shots from the free throw line for 86 percent. Sibley East, despite the loss, controlled the boards by a 35-27 margin. Tyler Bates yanked down 14 caroms while Grabow snared nine re-
bounds. Haefs added five boards. Rodning also dished out six assists. Sibley East 88 LC-WM 78 The visiting Sibley East varsity boys basketball team rebounded with an 88-78 win over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial in non-conference action on Monday evening, Jan. 28. Senior Tyler Bates and junior Brody Rodning sparked the Wolverines with 23 and 21 points respectively. Seniors Max Grabow and Sam Harrison also hit double digits with 17 and 14 points respectively. Sophomore Zac Weber pumped in eight points while senior Steve Haefs added five points. The Wolverines hit 22 of 45 shots from two-point range for 49 percent and seven of 17 long bombs for 41 percent. Sibley East also nailed 13 of 15 free throw attempts for 87 percent. Sibley East dominated the glass by a 41-21 margin. Tyler Bates collected 14 rebounds while Grabow and Harrison grabbed nine and eight caroms respectively. Harrison dished out seven assists while Rodning had six dishes. Haefs had four assists while senior Logan Highland and Tyler Bates added three assists each.
Minnesota deer harvest declines
Minnesota hunters harvested 184,649 deer during the 2012 season, down 4 percent from 2011, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The decline reflects the fact that hunters had fewer chances to harvest antlerless deer because the 2012 season was designed to help stabilize and increase populations, said Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader. “We expected the reduction,” she said. Firearms hunters harvested 155,599 deer while archery and muzzleloader hunters harvested 21,556 and 7,494 deer, respectively. The statewide archery harvest was up five percent, muzzleloader harvest increased one percent and firearm harvest was down five percent from last year. The DNR will conduct aerial surveys over portions of the state later this winter. Population modeling, coupled with select aerial surveys, will be used to determine deer density. Management designations for 2013 deer permit areas will be determined once the new density estimates are compared to established population goals. “Hunters should pay close attention to the hunting synopsis, which comes out in mid-July, to see if they need to apply for a lottery eithersex permit,” McInenly said. The final deer harvest number is calculated using information provided by hunters when they register their deer. A final report, which includes more detailed harvest information, will be available online in the coming weeks at www.mndnr.gov/deer. For the 2013 season, the deadline for the either-sex permit application is Thursday, Sept. 5. Archery deer hunting begins Saturday, Sept. 14. Firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 9. Muzzleloader season opens Saturday, Nov. 30.
FSA Matters
By Lori Weckwerth Sibley FSA Microloans The Farm Service Agency has recently announced a new loan program called the Microloan. This loan program will allow FSA to better serve the financial operating needs of beginning, niche, and the smallest of family farm operations. The program is a modification of the operating loan program and offers more flexible access to credit. Microloans can be used for all authorized operating purposes which include but are not limited to: initial start-up expenses; annual expenses such as seed, fertilizer, utilities, land rents; marketing and distribution expenses; family living expenses; purchase of livestock, equipment, and other materials essential to farm operations; and minor farm improvements such as wells and coolers. The application process for microloans is simpler, requiring less paperwork. Requirements for managerial experience and security have also been modified. For annual operating purposes, microloans must be secured by a first lien on a farm property or agricultural products having a security value of at least 100 percent of the microloan amount, and up to 150 percent, when available. Microloans made for purposes other than annual operating expenses must be secured by a first lien on a farm property or agricultural products purchased with loan funds and having a security value of at least 100 percent of the microloan amount. Eligible applicants may obtain a microloan for up to $35,000. The repayment term may vary and will not exceed seven years. Annual operating loans are repaid within 12 months or when the agricultural commodities produced are sold. Interest rates are based on the regular OL rates that are in effect at the time of the microloan approval or microloan closing, whichever is less. The February interest rate is 1.125% percent. If you have questions on this program, please contact Mark Baumann or Lauren Mohrhauser at the Blue Earth County FSA Office – 507-345-4651. FSA Announces Important Program Updates The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs. The extended programs include, among others: the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP), the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC). FSA is preparing the following actions: • FSA will begin sign-ups for DCP and ACRE for the 2013 crops on Feb. 19.. The DCP sign-up period will end on Aug. 2; the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3. • The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa). • All dairy producers’ MILC contracts are automatically extended to Sept. 30. Eligible producers therefore do not need to re-enroll in MILC. Specific details regarding certain modifications to MILC will be released soon. FSA will provide producers with information on program requirements, updates and signups as the information becomes available. Any additional details will be posted on FSA’s website. For more information about the programs and loans administered by FSA, visit any FSA county office or www.fsa.usda.gov. FSA GovDelivery The USDA Farm Service Agency offices have moved to a paperless new distribution system. Producers are asked to enroll in the new GovDelivery system, which provides notices, newsletters and electronic reminders instead of a hard copy through the mail. FSA, like many other organizations, is trying to work smarter and be more efficient. Moving to electronic notifications via email helps conserve resources and save taxpayer dollars. Producers can now subscribe to receive free e-mail updates by going to www.fsa.usda.gov/subscribe.
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Submitted Photo
Zack Klaers, left, and Liz Thies, right, had an opportunity to visit with State Representative Glenn Gruenhagen,
middle, during the Minnesota FFA Agriculture Policy Bootcamp.
Klaers and Thies complete an Agricultural Policy Bootcamp
Sibley East FFA members Zach Klaers and Liz Thies recently and successfully participated in the Minnesota FFA Agriculture Policy Bootcamp at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul. This second annual bootcamp encouraged and challenged students to push past their current knowledge of agricultural issues and policy and become a more informed and active leader in their schools and communities. Students were paired with agricultural policy mentors who worked closely with them throughout the conference. They also had the opportunity to hear from Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson, several Minnesota House and Senate members and various other speakers. Topics covered in the conference included the political terminology and legislative committee structures, your personal role in policy engagement and exploration of the legislative process. The students also hosted a legislative reception where they had the chance to interact with legislators and state department leaders.
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Church News
CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH Christian & Missionary Alliance Ben Lane, Pastor 114 Shamrock Drive Arlington – 507-964-2872 www.creekside-church.com email: creeksidecc@mediacombb.net. Thursday, January 31: 1:00 or 7:00 p.m. Bible study of Ephesians. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible study of Titus at Dave Gustafson’s home. Friday, February 1: 7:00 p.m. Crazy Love study at the Lane’s. Sunday, February 3: 10:00 a.m. Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship service with Lord’s Supper and potluck lunch to follow. Wednesday, February 6: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. REACH youth group at the Shogren’s. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 7th Ave. N.W., Arlington (507) 304-3410 Pastor Robert Brauer 507-234-6770 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. UNITED METHODIST Arlington Wayne Swanson, Pastor www.arlingtonunited methodist.org Saturday, February 2: 9:00 a.m. to noon, leadership meeting. 10:00 a.m. Bible study at Bette Nelson’s. Sunday, February 3: 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. 10:10 a.m. Sunday school. Soup sale following both services. Tuesday, February 5: 6:30 p.m. Worship Team. Wednesday, February 6: 7:00 p.m. Bible study; choir. Thursday, February 7: 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. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Henderson (507) 248-3594 (Office) Rev. Brigit Stevens, Pastor Find us on Facebook: St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson Sunday, February 3: 10:00 a.m. Family worship with Communion. 11:00 a.m. Confirmation. 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Old fashioned Valentine’s Day card party - for the whole family! Wednesday, February 6: 7:00 p.m. High school youth group. EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH 107 W. Third St., Winthrop Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier 507-647-5777 Parsonage 507-647-3739 www.wincov.org Sunday, February 3: 9:30 a.m. Worship/Communion. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, February 4: Pastor Kyle at midwinter conference. 5:00 p.m. Exercise. Tuesday, February 5: Pastor Kyle at midwinter conference. Wednesday, February 6: 9:00 a.m. Prayer coffee. 6:00 p.m. Awana. 7:30 p.m. Senior high youth group. Pastor Kyle at midwinter conference. Thursday, February 7: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study. 6:00 p.m. MOPS. Pastor Kyle at midwinter conference. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (WELS), Arlington Bruce Hannemann, Pastor WEBSITE: www.stpaularlington.com EMAIL: Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul arlington.com Saturday, February 2: 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. A-team at MVL. 1:00 p.m. B-team at MVL. Sunday, February 3: 8:45 a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Family Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion. Monday, February 4: 7:00 p.m. Elders’ meeting. Tuesday, February 5: 8:00 a.m. “God is in the Laundry Room” Bible study. 7:00 p.m. Daily Bible readers. Wednesday, February 6: 2:00 p.m. Bible study. 3:45 p.m. Public school confirmation class. 7:30 p.m. Choir practice. Thursday, February 7: 10:00 a.m. Bulletin information due. 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Service on cable TV channel 8. 3:30 p.m. Basketball, home/Gaylord. 6:30 p.m. Worship Committee. GAYLORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gaylord Bob Holmbeck, Pastor Sunday, February 3: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service with Communion. Wednesday, February 6: 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible classes. 8:00 p.m. Youth Focused. ST. MARY, MICHAEL AND BRENDAN AREA FAITH COMMUNITY Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor Friday, February 1: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). Saturday, February 2: 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). Sunday, February 3: 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 religious education, PreK/K/1st grade (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 1:00 p.m. Baptisms (Bre). 7:00 p.m. “Faith on Fire” Bible study (Mic). Monday, February 4: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre); Word and Communion (Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and AlaNon (Mar). Tuesday, February 5: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:45 a.m. Catholic United Financial Planning Seminar (Mar). Wednesday, February 6: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word and Communion (Oak Terrace). 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Elementary religious education, second to fifth grade (Mic). 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Nursing home/Jr. and sr. high religious education (Mic). 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. high religious education (Mar). 7:00 p.m. KC officers meeting (Mar). Thursday, February 7: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Oak Terrace). 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Mic). . ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Pastor William Postel Phone 507-964-2400 Sunday, February 3: 9:00 a.m. Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship. Tuesday, February 5: 7:30 p.m. LLL board meeting at St. John’s, Arlington. Wednesday, February 6: 6:30 p.m. LWML prayer service. Thursday, February 7: 5:30 p.m. Deadline for bulletin information. ST. PAUL’S EV. REFORMED CHURCH 15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg Dan Schnabel, Pastor 952-467-3878 www.stpaulsrcus.org Sunday, February 3: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Choir practice after worship. Wednesday, February 6: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Catechism class. Thursday, February 7: 6:30 p.m. Women’s Guild. ORATORY OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE Jessenland 507-248-3550 Fr. Sam Perez Thursday: Weekly Mass at 5:00 p.m. PEACE LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor Sunday, February 3: 8:15 a.m. Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday, February 6: 3:45 p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Junior bell choir. ZION LUTHERAN 814 W. Brooks St. Arlington – (507) 964-5454 James Carlson, Pastor Sunday, February 3: 8:00 a.m. Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. 10:00 a.m. Sunday school and fellowship. Scout Sunday/“Souper” Bowl Sunday. Youth group serving at homeless shelter. Tuesday, February 5: 9:00 a.m. ZCW Tuesday group at Bert Pederson’s home. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. TOPS in church basement. Wednesday, February 6: 3:45 p.m. 7th and 9th grade confirmation. 4:30 p.m. 8th grade confirmation. 5:30 p.m. Board of worship. 7:30 p.m. ZCW Wednesday group at Eleanor Trocke’s home. Thursday, February 7: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on cable TV. 7:30 p.m. Thursday group at Nicki Scharn’s home.
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SENIOR DINING Call 326-3401 for a meal Suggested Donation $385 Monday: Cranberry glazed chicken, baked potato, California blend vegetables, bread with margarine, fruit cocktail, low fat milk. Tuesday: Hamburger tomato casserole, green beans, mandarin orange whip, bread with margarine, cookie, low fat milk. Wednesday: Vegetable beef soup, turkey sandwich, pineapple, crackers with margarine, bar, low fat milk. Thursday: Pork loin, brown rice, cole slaw, mixed vegetables, dinner roll with margarine, raspberry parfait dessert, low fat milk. Friday: Salisbury steak, parslied whole potatoes, squash, bread with margarine, blushing pears, low fat milk. SIBLEY EAST ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MENU 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: Cereal, cheese stick, fruit cup, milk. Tuesday: Bug bites, seeds, juice, milk. Wednesday: Mini cinnis, juice, milk. Thursday: Gripz, yogurt, juice, milk. Friday: Muffin, cheese stick, juice, milk. SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL MENU Arlington A 1/2 pint of milk and an enriched grain product is served with each meal. Additional milk is available for 40 cents each. Menu is subject to change. Monday: Soup, hot ham and cheese sandwich, veggie stix, pickles, peaches. Alternate: Meatballs. Tuesday: French toast, sausage, hash browns, applesauce, cucumbers. Alternate: Turkey sandwich. Wednesday: Hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, pears. Alternate: Ravioli. Thursday: Sub sandwich, fixings, chips, fresh fruit. Alternate: None. Friday: Italian dunkers, romaine salad, green beans, pineapple. Alternate Cooks’ choice. SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL MENU Gaylord A 1/2 pint of milk and an enriched grain product is served with each meal. Additional milk is available for 40 cents each. Menu is subject to change. Monday: Chicken noodle soup, hot ham and cheese sandwich on whole grain bun, veggie stix, pickles, peaches. Alternate: Meatballs. Tuesday: French toast sticks, sausage, oven potatoes, cucumbers, applesauce. Alternate: Turkey sandwich. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, pears. Alternate: Ravioli. Thursday: Sub sandwich, baked beans, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, mixed fruit. Alternate: Grilled chicken. Friday: Italian dunkers, romaine salad, green beans, pineapple. Alternate: Cooks’ choice.
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Sibley East
Winter Sports
First Row: (left to right) Ashlie Weber, Andi Geib, Brandon Uecker, Kiana Montes, Ramiro Rivera, Teagan Winters and Kelsi Sickman. Second Row: (left to right) Assistant coach Dan Morton, Paul Schmidt, Cody Voight, Austin Brockhoff, Steven Roth, Hunter Retzlaff, Alex Pedraza, Jason Meyer, Nathan Thomas, Logan Tesch and assistant coach Dave Strack. Third Row: (left to right) Assistant coach Rod Tollefson, Marshall Robinson, Tommy Wentzlaff, Mason Voight, Elizabeth Zuniga, Joe Aguilera, Mitch Heibel, Tanner Pasvogel, Ben Klaers, Dayne Morton, assistant coach Chris Koob and assistant coach Ben Tollefson. Fourth Row: (left to right) Head coach Chad Johnson, Austin Kube, Jake. Wentzlaff, Andrew Schauer, Miah Dufrane, Nathan Rose, Jon Dufrane, Nolan. Osborne, Mitch Wentzlaff, Aaron Bates and Paul Gliszinski Front Row: (left to right) Cierra Abrams and Cloey Franke. Middle row: (left to right) Jessica Gadbaw and Sophia Thoele. Back row: (left to right) MiKayla Alsleben and Courtney Wiest. Cheerleading Advisor: Kasey Tollefson
Front Row: (left to right) Alicia Kranz, Briana Reierson, Shelby Voight and Courtney Schwirtz. Middle Row: (left to right) Statistician Paige Nelson, Kelli Martens, Kimberly Kurtzweg, Autumn Dose, Jessica Garza and Alyssa Weber. Back Row: (left to right) Assistant coach Chip Wolverton, Jordan Thomes, Maren Miner, McKenzie Sommers, Megan Eckberg and head coach Doug Flieth. Missing: Britany Reierson and McKayla Stumm. Front Row: (left to right) Katelyn Quast, co-captain Mariah Gadbaw-Cortez and Jerrica Rosenlund. Back Row: Larissa Prafke, co-captain Josi Mae Schmidt and Kyla Schlueter. Cheerleading Advisor: Tammy Rechtzigel
Front Row: (left to right) Assistant coach Todd Iverson, Ben White, Julius Asmussen, Nick Haupt, Zac Weber, Patrick Schauer, Zach Garza, Andrew Grack and assistant coach Dick Milinkovich. Back Row: (left to right) Head coach Mike Feterl, Brody Rodning, Steve Haefs, Logan Highland, Cordell Bates, Sam Harrison, Max Grabow, Tyler Bates, Nick Bruss, Tyler Kratzke, statistician Jordan Bruss and assistant coach Dan Tackmann.
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