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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
Volume 127 Arlington, MN 55307 Thursday, November 22, 2012
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Number 17
Board hears results of facility listening sessions
By Karin Ramige Cornwell Manager The Sibley East School Board heard the results of community group listening sessions that were held during the month of September. The purpose of the listening sessions was to gather community thoughts on the district’s facility issues. The sessions were held by Preston Euerle, Owner and CEO of RA Morton, the firm the district has been working with for pre-referendum facilitation services. Sessions were held with the Green Isle Lions, Arlington Chamber, Gaylord Rotary and Gaylord Sertoma. Euerle complied the comments expressed during the sessions, though stressed that the statements are not intented to present a consensus from the district residents and community representatives. There were four main areas discussed during the listening sessions: district-wide thoughts, geographical thoughts, physical, and educational. The board heard the comments for each of the respected areas. The district-wide thoughts and comments included: • “Sibley East is a good educational system and students are getting a good education. Class sizes are good. • “If improvements aren’t made, the district could dissolve like McLeod West schools. • “The district should have taken advantage of the $8 million state grant. (Referring to the $8 million grant to build a new school in the early 1988.) • “Much of the communities understanding of the last referendum came from hearsay. Information should have been distributed to smaller groups, (i.e senior groups, townships, service groups, etc.) • “Enrollment is down so why is there a need for more space? • “Farmers were asked to carry the new tax burden. • “Felt there was a lack of direction from the school board. • “Teachers should be paid for performance. • “The bond was administration, not community driven. • “There was too much involvement from staff on the last steering committee which flawed the process. • “The district should be spending more money on maintenance or buses rather than on iPads.” Euerle added there was a general consensus that action on the facilities needs to be taken, but there was disagreement on whether to build a new facility or if remodeling the existing facilities would be best.
Listening Sessions
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Rehabilitation of railroad will be completed soon
By Kurt Menk Editor The rail rehabilitation of the Minnesota Prairie Line will be completed from Norwood Young America to Winthrop as of Monday, Nov. 26, according to Minnesota Prairie Line General Manager Bob Suko. The speed will increase from 10 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour between Norwood Young America and Winthrop on the railroad. The remainder of the line will remain at 10 miles per hour from Winthrop to Hanley Falls. In addition, the Minnesota Prairie Line will be moving back to day time operations over the entire line. People can expect to see longer trains, faster trains and bigger locomotives traversing the line between Norwood Young America and Winthrop. “While gates have been in-
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
The fourth annual Sibley East American Education Banquet was held at the Arlington Community Center on Monday night, Nov. 19. (Top Photo) Left to right: Cathy Wills (Support Person of the Year), Cindy Barnes (Friend of Education Award), Dave Main (Outstanding Retiree), Karen Neubarth (Paraprofessional of the Year) and Amanda Feterl (Teacher of the Year). (Left Photo) Left to right: Sibley East Wall of Fame honorees Thomas G. McCarthy, Dan Seeman and Stephen John Carlson.
Railroad
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SMC adds Urgent Care
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley Medical Center (SMC) has now added Urgent Care to the list of services that it provides to the communities, according to SMC Administrator Todd Sanberg. Urgent Care, he added, will compliment the SMC Emergency Room services in providing quick and affordable care. “This new service is a direct result of our new mission, vision and values, part of which states we will do the right thing for those we serve,” said Sandberg. “By providing Urgent Care services we believe this aligns with this value, as it offers an important service close to home at a more affordable price.” The services provided by Urgent Care include, but are not limited to, treating minor illnesses such as colds and coughs and infections such as strep throat, bladder infections, sinus infections, skin infections just to name a few. It also includes injuries including strains, sprains and minor fractures, lacerations and burns. According to Sandberg, more and more insurance companies are recommending Urgent Care services for their patients who have non-life threatening conditions. “We will be accepting most insurance plans and generally speaking the co-pay for being seen is usually less than being seen in the Emergency Room,” Sandberg said. “We are excited because SMC will be the only Urgent Care in Sibley County and our service area, available seven days a week, to offer this service to our customers,” said Cindy Dikmen, RN, CEN - Director of Nursing. “This will allow those we serve to get Urgent Care services for minor illnesses or injuries close to home without incurring emergency room charge.” The hours for Urgent Care, which include holidays, will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
American Education Banquet is a big hit
By Kurt Menk Editor Over 400 students and adults attended the fourth annual Sibley East American Education Banquet at the Arlington Community Center on Monday night, Nov. 19. The highlight of the evening was the induction of three individuals into the Sibley East Wall of Fame. The three individuals included Dan Seeman, Thomas G. McCarthy and Stephen John Carlson. These three individuals were nominated based on their commitments to education through their lifetime and/or graduated from a high school in the school district and used that education as a springboard to success. High School in 1979. In high school, Dan was active in speech, theatre and sports. Early in high school, he lettered in track and cross country, but his real love was speech and theatre. Dan participated in every fall, spring and one-act play during his four years in high school. In his senior year, Dan was chosen to represent A-GI in the state speech competition. Dan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications in 1984. For over 30 years, Dan has worked in the broadcast business in Minneapolis and St. Paul. He is truly one of the leaders in the radio industry and is currently the vice president/market manager for Hubbard Radio.
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Dan Seeman graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle
Education Banquet
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CapX 2020 project will pay Sibley County to move a mile of road
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent Getting a little off line resulted in the CapX2020 transmission power line project being out of line and workers no longer on the line in Sibley County. Sibley County Public Works Director Darin Mielke told the board of commissioners at the Nov. 13 meeting that he issued a stop work order to Great River Energy regarding work on county highway right of ways. Mielke discovered that six power pole foundations were set in the right of way on a mile stretch of County Road 164 to the north side of Silver Lake. Some foundations are actually in the ditch usable for drainage purposes. CapX 2020 project managers Dan Lesher and Mark Anderson recently met with Mielke to come up with a workable solution. They continued the conversation at the board meeting later in the morning. “We talked about rather than them spend a lot of effort and money on relocating their poles, how we can possibly shift our roadway to the south about eight to 10 feet,” said Mielke about the gravel road. Mielke recommends the county get reimbursed $300,000 to move a mile of County Road 164. The second part is with the overhang of the power lines. He said at a minimum the power company should apply for a public utility permit. “That way if we were to do any road work in that area they would have to relocate at no cost to Sibley County,” added Mielke regarding if the county needed to add street lights or box culverts for example. County Commissioner Harold Pettis asked if the estimated cost includes purchase of private land to move the road. Mielke said he had not added that in the estimate. Lesher said they would cover all costs involved. Sibley County Attorney David Schauer recommended the board reach a consensus and then ask Mielke to do a formal settlement agreement, bringing it back for approval. He will also do a ball park design and cost estimate. County Commissioner Bill Pinske said if it costs $400,000 then that’s what it costs. Pettis said the county can drop the stop work order as long as it knows there will be a settlement. Pinske added, “It is a gentleman’s agreement that the taxpayers are not to pay for anything for your mistake.” As for how this happened, Mielke said the county does not have a recorded right of way for that stretch of road. Then it reverts to what is the actual maintained right of ways. “Great River Energy assumed we had a 30-foot right of way based on the section line,” said Mielke. “Their poles are about 10 feet too close to the road.” County Commissioner Jim Swanson said some issues with the poles came up back in January and wondered why this was not taken care of nine months ago. Anderson said the company did respond to Sibley County Engineer Tim Becker’s e-mail with survey coordinates as well as re-verification of the records of the section line. “We did a bench check but we didn’t do a field check,” said Anderson about how the poles got off track. “We understand we made a mistake. Of the 70 to 80 miles in the county here there is one mile in question. This is not a wide spread practice, but we apologize and are here to make that right.” Anderson said the company is neutral whether it reimburses the county to relocate the road or pay to move the structures, which would cost about the same. “We should have questioned the foundation locations along 164, but we missed it” said Lesher. “We have to pay for it and we understand those consequences.” Commissioners were not done with the power line rep-
CapX 2020
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, November 22, 2012, page 2
News Briefs
Nominations open for officers
Nominations are now open for officers to serve the Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce in 2013. The positions are for president, vice president, secretary, tresurer and director. Voting for these positions will be held at the regular monthly meeting at noon Monday, Dec. 10.
Crash in Jessenland Township
A one-vehicle accident, with injuries, reportedly occured at the intersection of County Road 6 and 315th Avenue in Jessenland Township about 1 1/2 miles southwest of Blakley at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. Bill Fabel, 76, Belle Plaine, was driving a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo east on County Road 6 when the vehicle reportedly entered the south ditch and struck a sign. Fabel was transported by the Belle Plaine ambulance to the New Prague Community Hospital. An update on his medical condition was unavailable when this edition of the Arlington Enterprise went to press. The Belle Plaine Fire Department also assisted at the scene.
Rollover north of Henderson
A one-vehicle rollover accident reportedly occurred along 331st Avenue about 1 1/5 miles north of Henderson at 7:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. A 2002 silver Ford Ranger registered to Erasmo Anchando, 36, Henderson, was northbound on 331st Avenue, entered the ditch and rolled over into a field. Attempts to contact the owner to find out who was driving were unsuccessful. The pickup sustained severe damage. The Henderson Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Vehicle strikes a fence
A vehicle reportedly struck a fence at the David Brandt residence along 300th Street on the southwest edge of Henderson sometime on Saturday night, Nov. 17, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. There was no vehicle located at the scene. The fence sustained about $100 in damage.
60th Anniversary
The Arlington Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Arlington Community Center on Friday night, Nov. 16. (Top Photo) The Sibley East Wolverine Jazz Band provided musical entertainment. (Left Photo) These three members of the Arlington Lions Club are descendants of charter members. Left to right: Mike Noack, Sheila Arneson and Pete Arneson. Mike’s uncle, Maurice Noack, was a charter member. Sheila’s father and Pete’s grandfather, Hal Lynch, was also a charter member.
Choir, band to perform at Mall
The Sibley East Show Choir and Jazz Band will be performing on November 28 at the Mall of America as part of the mall’s Holiday Music Festival on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The performance will occur on the first floor at the Sears Court which is located in the northeast corner of the mall The Jazz Band will begin the performance at 10 a.m. followed immediately by the Show Choir. Each group will perform music they have prepared for concerts as well as holiday numbers.
Minor car fire in Arlington
A minor car fire reportedly occurred at a residence in the trailer court along the 400 block of East Adams Street in Arlington at 4:27 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, according to the Arlington Police Department. Rosalinda Alvarado, owner of the vehicle, reportedly used a neighbor’s extinquisher to put out the fire before authorities arrived at the scene. The Arlington Fire Department was not paged to the fire, but Arlington Fire Chief John Zaske stopped at the scene to provide assistance.
Organ Christmas Hymn Sing & Concert
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Everyone is invited to this one time opportunity to enjoy a live Christmas carol event. Accepting free will donations and items to support the McLeod County Food Shelf.
Shuttle bus for Arli-Dazzle
A shuttle bus to transport people to the Arli-Dazzle Parade will be available starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The shuttle bus will transport people from the parking lot at the Arlington Community Center to near Main Street. The shuttle bus will run back and forth between the two locations from 4 p.m. to around 8 p.m.
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Volunteers always needed at new Sibley County FoodShare
Sibley County FoodShare volunteers Diane Ebersviller, Ann Carlson and Ruth Ann Buck, all of Arlington, were recently busy stocking shelves at the new Sibley County Food Shelf which is located at 111 Industrial Avenue South in Gaylord. They are most appreciative of the new space in the customer service area as well as the space in the warehouse area. The decision to move to a larger building was made necesssary by the continued increase in food shelf usage and the shortage of space in which to store enough food to meet the monthly needs. The new food shelf was made possible by the purchase of the present building by Sibley County. The labor to remodel the site was donated by Apostolic Christian World Mission Relief, Messner Builders and Vos Construction in addition to many other volunteers from the area. Furthermore, there were donations of furnishings and a new commercial cooler. Volunteers and school students moved the food shelf from its previous location at 11 South Fifth Street to the present site this past April. “It is so much easier for volunteers to fill shelves as they can stock shelves from the back at the same time people are shopping for food,” said Sibley County FoodShare Coordinator Una Risk. “Because of increased space, it is also easier for volunteers as food can now be placed on the shelves in case lots rather than by the can as was the situation in the old food shelf.” The Sibley Couny FoodShare exists through donations from caring individuals, churches, organizations, schools, businesses and grants. In 2011, through the generosity of people, the Sibley County FoodShare was able to provide 97,080 meals for the hungry people in the area. People who wish to support the food shelf may bring donations to the facility from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays or 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first and third Fridays. Cash donations may be dropped off, sent by mail or electronically donated through giveMN.org. Looking for a great place to volunteer? Volunteers are always needed to help at the food shelf. Interested volunteers can call the food shelf at 507-237-5253 or food shelf board member Dave Czech in Arlington.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
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How to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving
Editor’s Note: The following recipes were submitted by students in the kindergarten class of Jolene Harms at the Sibley East Elementary School in Arlington. The recipes were reprinted as told to their teacher. I would get a turkey from the pet store. Then I would play with it. Then I would cook it in my oven for 5 hours. I would eat it with chili and ice cream. Bella Alvarado I would get a turkey from a store. I would cut it and cook it in the oven for an hour. Then I would eat it with potatoes, corn, pears and toast. Nathan Colling I would buy a turkey from a farm. I would cook it on the grill for 100 hours. Then I would eat it with cookies, strawberries and blueberries. Quintin DeVlaeminck I would get a turkey from Walmart. I would cook it in the oven for 35 minutes. Then I would take it out and eat it with potatoes, crackers and soup. Aivah Gaffaney I would get a turkey from the store. I would cook it in the stove for 10 minutes. Then I would eat it with corn and oranges. Sloane Hennen I would get a turkey from the store. Then I would put it in the oven for 6 minutes. Take it out and eat it with corn, carrots, jello and nuts. Kalvin Montes I would buy a turkey from a store. Then cook it with the stove for a minute. Then I would eat it with ketchup and ranch. Madison Petersen I would get a turkey from the farm. Take the feathers out and cook it in the oven for 8 weeks. Then I would eat it with pizza, burritos and corn dogs. Alexander Ramos I would get a turkey from the store. Then I would pretty much cook it on our dad’s grill for 3 or 4 minutes. I would bring it to someone’s house for Thanksgiving. Then we would eat it with whatever food came to our grandparents’ house like salads and bars, chocolate ones. Liza Reid I would get a turkey from the woods and butcher it. Then I would put it in the freezer. Then take it out and cook it in the oven for 2 seconds. Take it out and eat it with potatoes, gravy and stuffing. Lydia Rose I would get a turkey from Walmart or Target. Then I would cook it in the oven for only a little bit. Then we can eat the turkey with rice and broccoli. Rogelio Sanchez I would get a turkey from my Grandpa. Put sprinkles and chocolate M&Ms on it. I would cook it at Grandpa’s farm in the turkey cooker for 23 hours. Then I would eat it with vanilla ice cream. Mario Solares I would get a turkey from the store. Then I would cook it on the grill for 1 hour. Then I would eat it. Cristian Sotelo I would get a turkey from Walmart. Then I would cook it at Grandma’s house in the oven for 5 minutes. Then I would eat it with corn. Gracie Straub
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Opinions
Governor Mark Dayton is critical of seat licenses for new Vikings stadium
Our View: Seat licenses were part of the bill he signed into law last May
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, last week, sent a letter to Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf and warned them against charging season ticket holders for personal seat licenses to help fund the team’s portion of construction costs for the new football stadium. “I strongly oppose shifting any part of the team’s responsibility for those costs on to Minnesota Vikings fans,” Governor Dayton wrote in the letter. “This private contribution is your responsibility, not theirs.” The governor also threatened to dismantle the entire stadium deal if the team pursued this endeavor. His comments make complete sense. The only problem is Governor Dayton should have made these comments during negotiations and before he signed the bill for the new football stadium seven months ago. Language in the bill allows for the sale of stadium builder’s licenses otherwise known as personal seat licenses. Governor Dayton should understand the full details before he signs a bill into law, especially a bill which commits hundreds of millions of public dollars. However, that is what happens when negotiations are held behind closed doors and a decision is made at the 11th hour. The Minnesota Vikings, who have to cover just less than half of the nearly $1 billion cost, may have engineered their greatest drive in team history and it did not even occur on the football field. The team will receive a majority of their contribution from the National Football League, naming rights to the new stadium and personal seat licenses. Season ticket holders and taxpayers, on the other hand, do not have that luxury and will have to dig into their wallets for their contribution. Governor Dayton and all elected officials who supported the new football stadium should have stood up for season ticket holders and all taxpayers during negotiations and before the final bill was signed into law last May. It’s too late to complain now. -K.M.
Guest Column
It’s the economy, according to Krinkie
By Phil Krinkie Month after month we heard a constant refrain from candidates and political pundits alike that this election was going to be all about the economy. The monthly unemployment numbers and the jobs report became major news stories. The historical fact that no incumbent since President Franklin Roosevelt had won re-election with a nationwide unemployment rate above 8 percent was repeated over and over again. The now famous words of James Carville, campaign manager/consultant for Bill Clinton in 1992, “It’s the economy stupid” rang out like a warning siren at a railroad crossing. At every campaign stop across this country, most of the political speeches were about the economy. From Governor Romney, the message was his private sector entrepreneurial experience and his accomplishments as a governor would help lead the country to stronger economic growth. President Obama pounded away on the message that he was responsible for slow, yet steady economic recovery from our deep recession. These two campaign themes were repeated and repeated and by November most voters were very familiar with their campaign themes. As the pollsters and political commentators examine the election results a different story comes to light. The broad economic picture may not have been the real key to the election after all. The vote tally reveals an electorate focused on the economy from a personal perspective rather than from a federal budget view point. One example is from the battle ground state of Ohio, where there was broad support for Obama among the auto workers. The federal bailout of the auto industry (excluding of course Ford Motor Company) led many who are employed directly or indirectly in the auto industry particularly in Ohio and Michigan to favor President Obama. This bailout was mentioned repeatedly in the campaign by the Obama team, never wanting a potential voter to forget their dependence on a government bailout. Next consider the significant block of voters coming from the ranks of federal, state and municipal government employees. While there are no exit polls showing how government workers voted, there would be little doubt that they supported the re-election of Obama in large numbers. Also included in voters concerned about “their” economy were college students. Here again, students supported Obama in large numbers in part because of his repeated stated support to expand student loans and to place limits on the amount of required loan repayments. And of course, perhaps the largest block of voters concerned about “their” economic situation were the millions of Americans receiving some type of financial support or benefit from the federal government. These of course include food stamps, housing supports and Medical Assistance to name just a few. Again, President Obama likely won the vast majority of support from these voters based on a belief that Obama would protect “their” economic programs and that a Romney Administration would potentially reduce or change some of these social welfare programs. And last but not least, there were of course senior voters, those over the age of 65 who receive Medicare benefits. The 2012 election similar to some previous elections saw once again the Democrats using the “Mediscare” tactic to win over senior voters. Whether it was the Democrats’ previously produced television commercial using a Congressman Paul Ryan look alike pushing an elderly woman in a wheel chair off a cliff, or this year’s scare tactic that under the Ryan plan seniors would pay $6,400 a year more for Medicare, the intent is always the same. Round up more votes on the Medicare issue allowing people to believe that nothing in the program needs to change. On the other side of the “it’s the economy” debate there were millions of Americans who voted for the Romney-Ryan ticket because of their belief that another four years of Obama would result in major Federal tax increases. This group included small business owners as well as “personal pocketbook” voters and many high income earning Americans. There is no doubt that the economy played a key role in the outcome of the Presidential election. But the focus wasn’t on the national economy with our $16 trillion in national debt or the fact that we currently borrow 40 cents of every dollar of federal spending. The need for entitlements with the Medicare program going broke and the Social Security fund headed for bankruptcy, made for good stump speeches for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the short term, but had little impact on voters. But the simple reality is that when the majority of Americans cast their ballots it was for the candidate that they believed would do the most to protect their individual economic situation. Are people concerned about the economic direction of the country? Yes, but human nature is a much stronger force. It propels each of us to be concerned for our own economic interests first and our country’s economic woes second. The result is the re-election of the status quo. Instead of a willingness to take a chance that Mitt Romney might have been able to actually produce a more vibrant economy in the future. Fear won out over reason, and we will likely have a smaller less robust economy as the result. Phil Krinkie, a former eight-term Republican state rep from LinoLakes 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 [1]philk@taxpayersleague.org.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to the following local and area residents compliments of the Arlington Lions Club Community Calendar. November 23 Jamie Burtyk, Les Morreim and Hailey ZumBerge. November 24 Derek Berger, Patty Brau, Roger Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Brueggemeier, and Mr. and Mrs. Galen Wills. November 25 Sandra Dressen, Matthew Koch, Aaron Solomonson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meyers, and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Schauer. November 26 Valerie Balcik and Joshlyn Carter. November 27 Mike Jaszewski, Darrin Quast and Cody Soberski. November 28 Rachel Hennies, Margie Lieske, Chase Mielke, Pat Scharn, Jack Schauer, McCabe Voight, Chelsea Wiederhoeft, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rose. November 29 Scott Dose, Wade Hahn, Derek Mathwig, Enmen Ronning, Lorie Rose and Trent Wolters. ***** The little church in the suburbs suddenly stopped buying from its office supply dealer of 20 years. So, the dealer telephoned Deacon Brown to ask why. “I’ll tell you why,” said Deacon Brown. “Our church ordered some pencils from you to be used in the pews for visitors to register.” “Well,” interrupted the dealer, “didn’t you receive them on time?” “Oh, we received them all right,” replied Deacon Brown. “However, you sent us pencils intended for the golf course each stamped with the words ‘Play Golf Next Sunday.’” ***** It was a particularly tough football game and nerves were on edge. The home team had been the victim of three or four close calls by the officials, and they were now trailing the visitors by a touchdown and a field goal. When the official made yet another close call in the visitors’ favor, the home quarterback blew his top. “How many times can you do this to us in a single game?” he screamed. “You were wrong on the out-ofbounds, you were wrong on that last first down, and you missed a clip in the first quarter.” The official just stared. The quarterback seethed, but he suppressed the language that might get him tossed from the game. “What it comes down to,” he bellowed, “is that you stink!” The official stared a few more seconds. Then he bent down, picked up the ball, paced off 15 yards, and put the ball down. He turned to face the steaming quarterback. “And how do I smell from here?” ***** A redhead, brunette and blonde were on their way to Heaven. God told them the stairway to Heaven was 1,000 steps, and on every fifth step He’d tell them a joke. But, they must not laugh or else they couldn’t enter Heaven. The brunette went first and started laughing on the 65th step, so she could not enter Heaven. The redhead went next and started laughing on the 320th step, so she could not enter Heaven either. Then, it was the blonde’s turn. When she got to the 999th step, she started laughing. “Why are you laughing?” God asked. “I didn’t tell a joke.” “I know,” the blonde replied. “I just got the first one.” *****
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History
88 Years Ago
November 20, 1924 Louis Kill, Editor John H. Henschke, well known and popular merchant and baseball player-manager of our city, was united in marriage with Miss Cecelia Minkiewitz Wednesday morning. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Schlechter at the parsonage of St. Mary’s Church at 9 o’clock. A wedding breakfast was served at the Minkiewitz home after the ceremony. Noack’s poultry plant is an unusually busy place these days. The cold spell has been instrumental in bringing the poultry to market and chickens are coming in by the carload. All available space at the plant is being utilized to store the poultry. They have room for more than 30,000 birds at the plant but even this capacity is exceeded at the present time. Justice court has been quite busy in our city during the week. A number of cases in which defendants were charged with being drunk and disorderly were heard. Fines were imposed and sentence suspended in these cases provided that the evil doers would behave themselves in the future. The authorities are making every effort to get sufficient evidence to convict the suspected venders of the illicit liquor and the offenders are promised a stiff penalty. Main Street, smashing the chimney and entering an apartment occupied by the Henry Klancke family. A stopper was blown out of the chimney in the living room and soot scattered over the furniture and furnishings. The radio was also put out of commission and several members of the family momentarily stunned by the bolt. At the Enterprise office the linotype was put out of commission by a bolt which evidently followed the power line into the building. One of the elements on the electric pot was burned out. Much of the type for this issue was set in the Hub office in Gaylord.
48 Years Ago
November 19, 1964 Curtis Boeder, Editor Approximately 15 neighbors and friends gathered at the Emma Strobel home on Sunday afternoon to help her celebrate her 92nd birthday. Mrs. Strobel, very spry despite her advanced age, still lives alone and does all her own housework. A number of moves have been made by Arlington families into different homes this past week. The Robert Mueller family moved into their new home. In turn, the Don Seemans are now living in the Mueller home. The John Kvam family is now living in the home formerly occupied by the Gridleys. Dr. and Mrs. John Gridley are now making their home in Minneapolis.
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The Good Samaritan Auxiliary in Arlington recently donated $2,000 toward the second phase of the renovation project. The Auxiliary raised the funds through the sale of greeting cards and its annual bake sale. The following women are members of the Good Samaritan Auxiliary. Front Row: (left to right) Betty
Vos, Delores Schwope and Betty Spletzer. Back Row: (l to r) Marie Schneider, Dorene Willmsen, Elaine Woods and Myra Jahr. Missing from the photo are Lorraine Bliss, Anna Hamblin, Alice Pfarr, Therese Ott and Geri Weber.
68 Years Ago
November 16, 1944 Louis Kill, Editor Last week Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Groetsch of Green Isle received a letter from their son, Peter, telling of his harrowing experience when their plane, which was on a bombing mission over Germany, was shot down. One engine and the gas line being shot away, they got across the enemy line into Yugoslavia when they parachuted to earth. All the crew were saved due to the help and protection of the Yugoslavian patriots. Peter received a bruised heel in landing. They were missing 12 days during which time they had scarcely any sleep. The electrical disturbance which preceded the rain storm Monday evening, although not severe, provided a few bolts which did considerable damage around town. One bolt struck the Timm Cafe building on upper
28 Years Ago
November 22, 1984 Val Kill, Editor Joe Thomes was appointed to fill the vacant seat of Mel Pederson at the regular meeting of the Arlington City Council held last Monday evening, November 19. He will serve out the Pederson term which ends on December 31, 1986. Four girls from A-GI were named to All Conference Volleyball in the Minnesota River Conference. They are Carla Noack, Theresa Weinand, Tricia Kloeckl and Denise Dols, who received an Honorable Mention. The Small Engine class at the Sibley County Vocational Center again donated some food to needy families for Thanksgiving. The class obtained groceries including a turkey for the food packages. A drawing is staged to receive the food packages.
Capital campaign projects enhance residents’ lives now and in the future
The Good Samaritan Society - Arlington has completed phase one of its capital campaign renovation project. Residents and families are seeing many improvements including freshly painted walls, new flooring, carpet, wallpaper and wall hangings. There has been generous support for the $600,000 renovation and $75,000 is still needed to reach the $201,000 fundraising goal for phase two. The second phase of the project includes renovating seven resident rooms to include upgraded bathrooms. Having the rooms configured with new bathrooms provides for residents’ personal needs and dignity. It also better utilizes space and access for residents and caregivers. “Upgrades to our center are necessary to maintain and enhance our commitment to current residents while preparing for future residents,” said Administrator Gerry Berglin. “The community’s generous support is needed to make this vision a reality.” The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is the nation’s largest not-forprofit provider of senior care and services, with more than 240 long-term healthcare centers and senior living communities across the country, including the Good Samaritan Center - Arlington. The Good Samaritan Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone is Someone.”
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resentatives. They questioned why the current plan is different than what was presented to the county three years ago. Plus, they wondered about the power lines hanging over traffic lanes. Pettis was concerned the wires would still be hanging over the road with traffic because they have some big cross arms that are about 1825 feet from the center of the pole each way. Anderson said they followed the Minnesota State Department of Transportation (MnDOT) permit process. The power company also goes by a safety code that provides for a minimum of 27 feet over road crossings and they are higher than that. Pettis also said he was here when project managers came the first time around to explain what was going to happen. “At that time we were told at a public hearing in Winthrop that it was going to be a single pole with three wires to the back side of the pole,” said Pettis. “Maybe in the future they would have to come back and add more wires. There was no mention of cross arms.” “Now there are six wires, three doubles on each side for a total of 12 cables plus two grounding wires,” continued Pettis. “When they put the first pole up, what we were seeing isn’t what we were told three years ago.” Lesher said that very early on the Brookings project was initially considered a single circuit project with three wires. “What happened as the years went by and research went on, it was determined that for future expansion and need of getting wind generation from Buffalo Ridge it was decided to build a double circuit cable from the outset of construction in some cases, this being one of them,” said Lesher. “So, everything was permitted to be three wires on each side.” After the CapX representatives left, the discussion continued. Mielke said this issue was obvious and that it would have taken a phone call before they put in the poles. As for the history of the project, CapX 2020 filed a certificate of need application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) in 2007 for a 345kV transmission line from Brookings County, South Dakota to Hampton, Minnesota. That application was approved in 2009, determining the project is needed to deliver renewable energy and meet electric reliability in Minnesota. During that regulatory review, CapX 2020 conducted several open houses to identify where the appropriate route for the new line would be located. Beginning near the Cedar Mountain Substation in Renville County, the project kicked off last spring with the drilling and pouring of foundations along the project route. In the summer crews began erecting the single pole structures and are stringing the wire along the towers. The line is scheduled to be engaged in July of 2013.
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Sports
Rose is national champ
Sibley East junior Nathan Rose, who captured the state championship at 195 pounds, recently competed in a pair of wrestling tournaments. Rose captured top honors in the 195-pound division, during the JJ Classic in Rochester. He defeated the eighth ranked and 13th ranked wrestlers in the country. In addition, Rose was selected as the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament. Rose also captured top honors in the 220-pound division during the USA Preseason Nationals at the Unidome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is the son of Tony and Jenny Rose, Arlington.
Secret recipes of stirring up a perfect Thanksgiving feast
Editor’s Note: The following recipes were created from the children at Chris Pichelmann’s daycare. I’m gonna walk the turkey and catch him with a net. Then Tyler will take a knife and cut his feathers off and I will put him in a huge bowl. You put salt and ketchup on it and put it in the stove that is up high in my house. Chris, yours is down low, but mine is up high. I don’t know why that it is up high. It will be really hot and it will be done in seventeen fifty. My boys will eat it all up in six minutes! I will eat chicken nuggets and an apple. Jenna Bates, age 3 It’s going to be a wild one and my dad is going to shoot it! My mom will cook it in the oven for three hours and we will have to pull the feathers out first. Mom will know it is done when the timer goes off. We will also have some corn, peas, beans and beef. Jack Feterl, age 6 First, you gotta catch a turkey! You have a gun and you shoot it. Or you have a dog that could kill it! That would not be good because it would eat your turkey. You cut the feathers off with a knife. But, children cannot use it because it will be very sharp! Leave the head on and put it into a mixer so it don’t taste really bad. You cook it on the stove in a pan and put some sugar and peanuts on it if you want to. You count to three and you see if it’s done. You know it’s done when you hear the beeper. You have to get lots of turkeys so everyone can have some. It takes one turkey for the Feterls! My dad loves turkey and he will eat the most. Will Feterl, age 4 You catch a turkey and you hold it in your hand. Mine will be a little pink and purple turkey. I will hold it in my hands. My mommy will make it and Willie will eat it all. I will eat M&Ms and marshmallows with it. Ellie Feterl, age 2 First, you gotta shoot the turkey with a gun. I have a brown gun and bullets. But, my dad will shoot it, because my brown gun doesn’t work on turkeys, just deer. You pull the feathers out with your fingers. Then you put salt on it. Nothing else, JUST salt! Mom will put it in the oven for three minutes. We will have corn and potatoes with it. Carter Podratz, age 3 She is holding a beanie baby turkey and squeezing it. She named her Bella. Addison Podratz, age 1
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Nine letterwinners return for the Sibley East varsity girls basketball team this season. Front Row: (left to right) Courtney Schwirtz, Kelli Martens, McKenzie
Sommers and Briana Reierson. Back Row: (l to r) Jordan Thomes, Megan Eckberg, Maren Miner, Jessica Garza and Kim Kurtzweg.
Sibley East girls basketball team returns 9 letterwinners this year
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity girls basketball team, which began practice on Monday, Nov. 12, returns nine letterwinners from last year’s outfit which compiled a 2-12 mark in the Minnesota River Conference and a 7-17 record overall. The returning letterwinners consist of seniors Briana Reierson, Courtney Schwirtz and Jordan Thomes; juniors Megan Eckberg, Jessica Garza, Kimberly Kurtzweg and Maren Miner; and sophomores Kelli Martens and McKenzie Sommers. Thomes is a two-year starter while Eckberg and Garza started last year. The remaining juniors are Alicia Kranz, Britany Reierson and Hayley Riebe. The remaining sophomores are Autumn Dose, Lea Mueller, Mikayla Perschau, Karissa Sorenson, Liz Thies, Shelby Voight and Breann Walsh. The three freshmen are McKayla Stumm, Katie Tuchtenhagen and Alyssa Weber. “We are looking forward to a fun and exciting season this year,” said Sibley East head coach Doug Flieth. “We lost some scorers from last year (Lauren Highland and Megan Bennett) and need to try and replace them. We are returning three starters back for this year's girls basketball team and all three are working hard to keep their starting job.” Flieth continued, “ I've told the girls that competition is a great thing and will make everyone better. There are a couple of younger girls that have put in many hours to improve their game and it shows. Right now we have 10 to12 girls who are going to be fighting for some varsity time.” Flieth said the Lady Wolverines scrimmaged New Ulm, New Ulm Catherdral, MVL and NRHEG this past Saturday. “We played all right at times, but know we have a long way to go,” said Flieth, who is assisted by B-squad coach Chip Wolverton. “We found a few areas that we still need some work.” Flieth continued, “ We will again rely on our press to try and create some turnovers for us and lead to easy baskets. We finally have some size inside and will look to get the ball into our posts and also try to control most of the rebounds.” Sibley East will open its season against visiting G-F-W in non-conference action at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.
DNR encourages all Minnesotans to hit the trails during Thanksgiving weekend
From trails along the coast of Lake Superior to routes through hardwood forests and over prairie knolls, Minnesota offers abundant hiking opportunities for all ages and abilities. This fall, Minnesota State Parks Director Courtland Nelson encourages families to get outdoors to enjoy the state’s parks and trails, and to take a hike over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “There are a number of benefits to hiking this Thanksgiving,” said Nelson. “It’s less expensive and not as crowded as going shopping and you can walk off Thanksgiving dinner alongside friends and family. Plus, now that the leaves have fallen from the trees it’s easier to see wildlife like birds and deer.” Ranked the “Best Trails
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State” by the American Trails group, Minnesota has 25 state trails and 76 state parks and recreation areas. “There’s a Minnesota state park within 30 miles of almost everyone,” said Nelson, “so no matter where you live or celebrate Thanksgiving, the fun is always close by.” Top 10 parks for hiking: • Afton State Park. • Banning State Park. • Beaver Creek Valley State Park. • Fort Snelling State Park. • Frontenac State Park. • Itasca State Park. • Jay Cooke State Park. • Sakatah Lake State Park. • Temperance River State Park. • William O’Brien State Park. Tips for anyone planning to
take a hike this weekend include: • Wear comfortable shoes. • Dress in layers in case of sudden changes in weather. • Pick up a trail map at the park office (or print one from the website before leaving). • Pack a water bottle and healthy snacks. Special resource management hunts are happening this fall in state parks. For a list of parks that are open, partially open or closed during the 2012 hunting season, visit DNR website or call the DNR Information Center at 651296-6157or toll-free number, 888-646-6367, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The DNR advises anyone planning to visit a state park between now and December
to look online or call ahead to find out whether a hunt is planned and confirm whether the park will be open. The DNR also advises visitors to parks where hunts are planned to wear blaze orange, even if they will not be hunting. Visitors should check for hunt-related information at the park office when they arrive, look carefully for huntrelated signage and follow instructions. Remember that pets are welcome in Minnesota’s state parks as long as they are kept on a leash of six feet or less and they are attended to at all times. Hearing or seeing-eye dogs or other service animals are the only pets allowed in state park buildings or on tours.
Hall of Fame
Former Arlington-Green Isle high school baseball coach Don Sauter was recently inducted into the Minnesota State High School Coaches Hall of Fame during a banquet at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis. Sauter compiled approximately 350 victories and two state championships.
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Baler destroyed in fire
By Kurt Menk Editor A baler was destroyed in a fire on property owned by Seneca Foods along County Road 9 about one mile south of Arlington at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, according to Arlington Fire Chief John Zaske. “A bearing on the baler went out and started a fire,” said Zaske. Circle F, Gaylord, is the owner of the baler, according to Zaske. He added that the local fire department was on the scene for approximately one hour. In other news, Zaske reported that two new firefighters will soon be added to the local fire department. The two additions will allow the group to have a full fire department for the first time in a few years.
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stalled at many locations in conjuncton with the rehabilitation, we caution everyone to understand that you will likely see more trains and they are certainly going to be moving at a much faster rate of speed from Winthrop to Norwood Young America than you are used to seeing,” said Suko. “Please anticipate that anytime is train time and please understand the caution needed for all vehicle and farm traffic. Please use caution as you approach the tracks at all grade and farm crossings.” People who have any questions regarding operations or railroad safety should feel free to contact Bob Suko at 320-864-7210 or Tim Jeske at 320-864-7214. “We would like to thank everyone that made this rehabilitation possible and look foward to continuing westward to allow everyone the access to a higher speed and reliable railroad.”
Enterprise photo courtesy of Chip Wolverton
Volleyball Awards
Four members of the Sibley East varsity girls volleyball team received major awards during a year-end awards night in Gaylord on Sunday evening, Nov. 11. Left to right: Megan Eckberg (Coach’s Award) Jordan Thomes (Co-Player of the Year Award, Most Valuable Teammate Award and Academic All State Award) and Shelby Voight (Co-Player of the Year Award). Missing from the photo is Andi Geib (Coach’s Award).
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Dan’s proudest achievements in radio have been for community service. Whether creating fundraisers like Bids for Kids to benefit the Ronald McDonald House and the 1500 ESPN Sports Fantasy Auction to benefit Courage Center or spearheading major education campaigns to stop domestic violence or fight breast cancer. Dan’s true passion is leading his radio stations to give back to the community. Dan’s favorite and most personal achievement benefits the Sibley East High School every single year. In 2001, Dan created the David S. Seeman Liberal Arts Scholarship which is presented annually to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in liberal arts. Since its inception, the David D. Seeman Family Foundation has given away over $40,000 in scholarships to Sibley East High School students. attend the university on a full scholarship. Again, the honor of graduating with the distinction of Cum Laude was awarded. After establishing a law practice in Winthrop, Tom was elected Sibley County Attorney in 1978 and again in 1982 and 1986. Tom was appointed to serve as a district court judge in February, 1988. He was elected to that position in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008. As a district court judge, Tom has served on the Minnesota Conference of Chief Judges, as Assistant Chief Judge of the First Judicial District and on many other local, district and state committees. Tom served on the committee that developed and implemented Minnesota’s statewide databate for Domestic Abuse Orders for Protection, and in 1998 was given the Community Outreach Award by the Minnesota District Judges Association in recognition of his work on this project. Tom served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Technology Planning Committee since its inception in 1997 until 2005 and served as chair the last six years. Tom has been a member of many community organizations and was chosen as one of Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans by Minnesota Jaycees, has served as president of the local development corporation, his church council, and the Winthrop Lions Club. He is a member of Sibley Lodge #209, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons where he served as master (president) of the lodge on two occasions and in 2009 was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. sented at the 2005 South Carolina Music Teachers Association Conference. Stephen remains active in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association as an adjudicator and clinician. Stephen’s main scholarship primarily involves performing works of music and is regularly called upon to teach literature and “scholarly” courses at Bemidji State University. When asked of his proudest accomplishment, Stephen points to his overall record as a performer and professor. He is particularly pleased to learn of former students who tell him how much they appreciate the work he did with them in the piano studio, the classroom or as an advisor. Friend of Education Award.
Students Honored
Forty-two students were honored during the event. The students were nominated by teachers based on their acadmic, character and integrity. The elementary students who were honored included fourth graders Colin Chavez, Alyson Dieball, Cayden Gilbertson and Megan Weber; fifth graders Lillian Beneke, Damon Kuphal, Maty Messner and Jessica Rodriguez; and sixth graders Morgan Mathews, Madisyn Petree and Abigail Widmer. The junior high students who were honored included seventh graders Harley Jo Borgmann, Brody Messner, Kristian Schow and Lacey Scharping; eighth graders Chloey Kellerman, Alexus Kreft, Sheryl Monsivaiz, Emily Quast and Gabrille Wiest; and freshmen Sarah Malinowski, Caitlin Schmidt, Megan Krentz, Zachary Latzke and Rachel Sorenson. The senior high students who were honored consisted of sophomores Jonah Butler, Zachary Klaers, Paige Nelson, Elizabeth Thies, Matthew Weber and Zachary Weber;
juniors Benjamin Ahlstrand, Victoria Henry, Andrea Geib, Maren Miner, Benjamin White and Frances Zuniga; and seniors Jordan Bruss, Steven Haefs, Dustin Pautsch, Levi Salinas and Stephanie Shimota.
Staff Honored
Many staff were also recognized for their years of service to Sibley East. They included Michelle Brueske, Jeff Eppen, Heidi Pilacinski, Brenda Poquette, Lenore Strouth, Gary Grove, Sara Utendorfer, Wayne Wills, Julie Kahle and Jennifer Wolverton (10 years each); Julianne Shaw, Bruce Dahlke, Laurie Kaukola, Roger Henke, Connie Trebesch, Patrick Vossen and Michelle Dahn (15 years each); Erwin Pomplun and Steve Boerner (20 years); James Amsden and Marjorie Erickson (25 years each); Sharon Marshall, Joan Budahn, Gail Norell and Dorrine Scharping (30 years each).
Carlson
While some might consider Stephen John Carlson’s chief career highlight as a concert pianist to be his New York debut as a solo recitalist in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, the truth is that every single performance is special. Stephen has been performing regularly as a professional pianist since 1995. Last season, for instance, Stephen gave 12 solo recitals in Arizona, Minnesota, North and South Carolina, North Dakota and Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a clinician, Stephen has given numerous master classes for various colleges, universities and pre-college schools of music for more than a decade. He also pre-
Five Awards
Five awards were presented to current and former staff and community members. Amanda Feterl received the Teacher of the Year Award. Dave Main was presented with the Outstanding Retiree Award. Karen Neubarth received the Paraprofessional of the Year Award. Cathy Wills was presented with the Support Person of the Year Award. Cindy Barnes received the
McCarthy
Upon graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of St. Thomas, Thomas G. McCarthy was awarded a William J. Brennan, Jr. Scholarship to the Notre Dame Law School, which enabled him to
Retirees
Michelle Dahn, Phyllis Kube-Crawford, Kathy Nerud, Regina Ploeger, Kathy Ringo and Deniece Smith were recognized for their 2012 retirements.
Legals
lNOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT OF VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 11, 2008 MORTGAGOR: Timothy E. Peltier, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded April 16, 2008, Sibley County Recorder, Document No. A-213098 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100249120000141296 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: CitiMortgage, Inc. MORTGAGE PROPERTY ADDRESS: 409 Adams Street East, Arlington, MN 55307 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 31.0490.000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 11 and 12, Block 2, Foley’s Addition to City of Arlington. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Sibley ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $119,059.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $122,683.45 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: December 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, 319 Park Avenue, Gaylord, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on June 14, 2013, unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: October 11, 2012 CitiMortgage, Inc. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 10-12-003855 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Publish October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT OF VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 22, 2008 MORTGAGOR: Branden W. Britzius, a single man and Scott W. Britzius and Carol J. Britzius, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded June 4, 2008, Sibley County Recorder, Document No. A213631 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100021268001502828 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Mortgages Unlimited, Inc, a Minnesota Corporation. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association. MORTGAGE PROPERTY ADDRESS: 402 West Brooks Street, Arlington, MN 55307 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 31.0017.000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 1, Block 5, City of Arlington, Sibley County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Sibley ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $99,931.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $104,580.97 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: December 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, 319 Park Avenue, Gaylord, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on June 13, 2013, unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: October 12, 2012 U.S. Bank National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 12-001993 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Publish: October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012 Certificate of Assumed Name 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Shelly’s Little Peanut Child Care 2. Principal Place of Business: 150 Kilkenny Court, Green Isle, MN 55338 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name: Shelly Lindquist, 150 Kilkenny Court, Green Isle, MN 55338 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. /s/ Shelly Lindquist October 6, 2012 (507) 326-5781 Publish: November 15 and 22, 2012 TITLE AND SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE 278 THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, MINNESOTA, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 168, THE ARLINGTON SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE, BY REPEALING SECTION 10, SUBDIVISION 7 RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND DEDICATION “On November 19, 2012 the City Council of the City of Arlington approved Ordinance 278, entitled, ‘An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 168, The Arlington Subdivision Ordinance, by Repealing Section 10, Subdivision 7 Relating to Public Land Dedication’. The Ordinance in its entirety is available for review and/or photocopying during regular office hours at the City of Arlington, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, Minnesota 55307. The Ordinance provides a revised process for accepting parkland dedication and provides a means to assist developers and landowners in protecting and preserving open space, preserving/providing/connecting wildlife corridors, scenic vistas, historic sites, water resources and environmentally sensitive lands, and the county’s rural character through the reasonable establishment of buffers adjacent to wetlands, the Boerner Wildlife Management Area, and High Island Creek.” This ordinance shall become effective after summary publication. For the City of Arlington: /s/ James R. Kreft By James R. Kreft Its Mayor /s/ Matthew Jaunich By Matthew Jaunich Its City Administrator First Reading: November 5, 2012 Second Reading: November 19, 2012 Adopted: November 19, 2012 Publish: November 22, 2012
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, November 22, 2012, page 8
Obituary
Erline E. Fisher, 91, Gaylord
Erline Fisher, age 91, of Gaylord, passed away at Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato on Monday, Nov. 12. A funeral service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church, S i b l e y Township, at 10:30 a.m. Satur- Erline Fisher day, Nov. 17. Pastor John Gabrielson officiated. The organist was Curt Kahle. He also sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “Jesus Loves Me.” Casket bearers were Logan Peterson, Luke Peterson, Ronald Martin, Brian Berndt, Allen Kleist and Robert Sylvester. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorials preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or donor’s choice. Erline Ella (Dietzel) Fisher was born in Arlington on June 6, 1921. She was the daughter of Anton Dietzel and Augusta (Stucke). Erline was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington on April 14, 1935. On May 28, 1944, Erline was united in marriage to Clarence A. Fisher at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. After their marriage, the couple farmed on the Fisher family homestead in Sibley Township. They retired in 1979, and moved into Gaylord. Erline and Clarence were blessed with two children. They shared 57 years of marriage before Clarence passed away on Dec. 15, 2001. Erline was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley Township and in the past, she was a Sunday School Teacher and enjoyed quilting at the church. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and in the beauty shop at the Gaylord Lakeview Home. Erline enjoyed ceramics, gardening, canning, and baking. She especially loved spending time with her children, granddaughters and great-grandchildren. For the past two years Erline was a resident of Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord. Erline is survived by her children, Dennis (Vicki) Fisher of Lakeville, and Renaye Schoeppner of Eagle Lake; granddaughters, Tanya (Lance) Peterson of Fairmont, Ronda (Dan) Kopp of Madison Lake, Amy (Ryan) Stuczynski of Portland, Ore., and Heidi (Andrew) Wenger of Bloomington; great-grandchildren, Logan and Luke Peterson, Calvin and Tabor Stuczynski, Jackson Kopp, and Ava Wenger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Erline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence A. Fisher; son-in-law, Ted Schoeppner; siblings, Elsie Dahlke, Edwin Dietzel, Viola Comnick, Amelia Sylvester and Harold Bade. Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on obituaries and guest book.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Front Row: (left to right) Ava Neubarth, Ruben Ortiz and Dylan Scharpe. Middle Row: (l to r) Briana Scott, Axel Weber, Evan Pautsch, Bailey Peltier and Eva Stuewe. Back Row: (l to r) Nathan
Ruehling, Kate Arneson, Morgan Johnson, Morgan Haggenmiller, Jack Feterl and Caden Willmsen. Missing from the photo is Jasmin Horta.
How to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving
Editor’s Note: The following recipes were submitted by students in the kindergarten class of Shelly Sylvester at the Sibley East Elementary School in Arlington. The recipes were reprinted as told to their teacher. I would get a turkey from Walmart. I would put salt and sprinkles on it then put it in the oven to cook for 6 minutes. I would eat it when people came over. We would have pizza and lemons too. Dylan Scharpe I would get a turkey from the grocery store. I would cook it up for 8 minutes, put some ketchup on it and put it into pieces and give it to everyone to eat with peas, mashed potatoes and tomatoes. Evan Pautsch I would get a turkey from the shop, cut it up and cook it for 2 hours. I would put it on coleslaw and eat it with noodles, broccoli and nothing else. Eva Stuewe I would get my turkey from a store, cook it in the oven for 1 minute, put some spices on it and then eat it with meat, hotdogs and beef. Ava Neubarth I would get the turkey from Jerry’s. I would cook it for maybe 4 minutes then eat it with mandarin oranges, corn and hamburger. Axel Weber I would get a turkey from my house, cook it for 2 hours, take it out and eat it with corn. Kate Arneson I would get a turkey from Walmart, put it on a plate and cook it for just 10 minutes. I would pour the juice on it then take it out and put it on a plate and eat it with corn, chicken nuggets and pizza. Briana Scott I would get my turkey from the meat market and put it on the oven for 10 hours. I would put some salt and pepper on it, put it on plates then eat it with potatoes, tater tots and chicken. Morgan Johnson I would get a turkey from Walmart. I would put lettuce around it and cook it for 5 seconds. I would put some cherries on it and eat it with meat and bananas. Nathan Ruehling I would get a turkey from the woods, bring it home, make it dead and cook it for 27 hours. We would eat it with peas, beans and corn. Jack Feterl I would get a turkey from the meat market. I would put salt and pepper on it and cook it on the grill for 3 minutes. We would eat it with corn, peas, and french fries. Morgan Haggenmiller I would go to the store and get my turkey. I would cook it until it was done. We would have grapes, apples and bananas. Jasmin Horta I would get a turkey from the meat market. I would cook it at our house for 10 minutes. I would put some ketchup on it and we would eat it with baked bread and apples. Caden Willmsen I would get a turkey shopping at the store. I would cook it at my grandmas and we would put some salsa on it and eat it with tacos and sauce. Ruben Ortiz I would get a turkey from the grocery store. I would put salt on it and put it in the oven for 3 minutes. We would eat it with stuffing and broccoli. Bailey Peltier
Bethlehem Express set for Dec. 1
As part of the Arli-Dazzle festivities on Dec. 1, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will once again be transformed into a train depot where the Bethlehem Express will take passengers on a journey to Bethlehem to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Similar to last year, visitors will receive a free ticket at the depot to board the train. A conductor will guide groups of passengers from stop to stop through the church. The stops will be the same as last year: listening to the choir sing, making a craft, and enjoying refreshments, but the elements at each stop have changed to make this year’s Bethlehem Express a unique experience for new passengers as well as returning ones. The train makes its final stop in Bethlehem to view a short DVD on the birth of Jesus, the real meaning of Christmas. Due to the many passengers last year, two more trains have been added to the schedule. Trains begin to leave the station at noon and will leave every 30 minutes. The last train departs at 3:30 p.m. Each train ride is approximately one hour. No reservations are needed. This event is appropriate for all ages and is handicap accessible. Parking will be limited due to the staging of the Arli-Dazzle Parade. Consider arriving by way of ArliDazzle’s Horse and Carriage Rides beginning on Main Street.
How to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving
Editor’s Note: The following recipes were submitted by students in the kindergarten class of Mrs. Sweeney at the Sibley East Elementary Schoool in Arlington. The recipes were reprinted as told to their teacher. I would go buy it at the store, put it in the oven for 2 minutes and then eat it with corn and potatoes. Olivia Halquist I would go to the store, put some salt on it and then put it on the grill for one hour. I would eat potatoes with it. Logan Ruiz I would go get it from a farm, put salt, pepper and oil on it. I would cook it in the oven for 20 minutes and eat it with chicken. Abby Stender I would shoot it in the woods, put pepperoni on it, cook it in the oven for 5 minutes and eat some corn with it. Leyton Dose I would go to a farm, take all its feathers off, cut the legs off, put barbeque sauce on it and cook it on the grill for 15 minutes. I would eat it with corn. Gavin Pomplun I would shoot one, take the feathers off, put barbeque sauce on it, cook it on the stove for 10 minutes and eat it with pickles and green olives. Kolton Luepke I would go to the woods, stab it and cook it on the grill for 5 minutes. I would then put some barbeque sauce on it and eat it with black olives, grapes, potatoes and corn. Takarra Smith-Traxler I would go to the store, put it in the oven for 30 minutes, put salt and pepper on it and eat it with corn. Elliana Renneke I would go to the grocery store, put it in a pan and then on the stove for 5 minutes. I would then put barbeque sauce on it and eat it with fish. Ben Knops I would go to a farm, take off the legs and feathers, put barbeque sauce on it and cook it on the grill for 20 minutes. I would eat it with mashed potatoes, corn and grapes. Brianna Kettner I would buy it at the store, microwave it for 20 minutes, put sauce on it and eat it with pizza. Blake Krueger Buy it at Wal-Mart, put some pepper on it, put it in the oven for 12 hours and eat it with ketchup, mustard and chicken. Raul Jaquez I would get it from my bedroom, put it in the oven for 4 hours and eat it with olives. Luci Bruch Get it at Wal-Mart, put it in the oven for 2 minutes and eat it with dressing. Kristen Tigre
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Listening Sessions Continued from page 1
Comments on geographical thoughts included: • “There are definite differences and conflict between the communities, especially Arlington and Gaylord, stemming from being long time rivals. Many adults have not been able to put the rivalry aside. The students do not have issues with the consolidated district and get along well as a unified Sibley East. • “The site selection in Arlington was not well received due to the community differences. • “The cost of the land in Arlington was perceived as expensive for ag land. • “There is still resentments concerning the closing of the school in Green Isle and now has space issues. • “There is a general concensus that each community should have a school facility and that a community would lose a lot (growth, commerce, identity, etc.) if all students were moved to a new facility [in one community]. One idea would be to have an elementary school in each community and build a new middle/high school in a neutral location. • “A county school should have had more discussion. It was stated that the discussion with GFW [Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop] was only at the administration level and not at the board level. • “The location in Arlington would have been a good spot. Don’t build in Gaylord next to the chicken barn. • “Instead of fighting between Arlington and Gaylord, build it in Green Isle. • “There are many people who live in the district but don’t make a living there and may not be considering the effect of the school in the community. • “The City of Gaylord has also experienced increased taxes.” Euerle said location was an overlying theme in all the meetings. Comments under the physical category included: • “The steering committee should have spent more time on options to remodel the existing facilities rather than building new. The construction cost projections did not convince people that a new facility wa better than remodeling the existing. • “The project cost for the new facility was too high. There was a lack of confidence in how the cost estimate were establishing and perceived to be too high. • “The project and associated costs could have been phased to lessen the immediate impact of new taxes. • “Local contractors could have been used to remodel the existing buildings which would be less expensive. • “The Arlington building could support a third story addition. • “The district has done little to maintain the current buildings. • “A new task force established should be community members - not staff. • “Farmers were against it. There was a misconceptions that a new K12 facility would be funded by a bond and any remodel would have been funded by a levy. (Editor ’s Note: With a bond, all acreage owned is taxed. With a levy, the homestead and one acre is taxed.) • “The physical condition of the existing facilities is inadequate.” Euerle said words used to describe the existing facilities included “crumbling”, “appalling” and “moldy”. He added that the cost to taxpayers was a common theme in each meeting. When asked about the education at Sibley East, comments included: • “Students get a good education but the facilities (i.e. science rooms) have not changed in 50 years. Sibley east has not kept up and is falling behind neighboring districts. • “Educational requirements have changed and there are needs for spaces that didn’t exist years ago like special ed and technology. • “iPads are nice, but may be considered a luxury. Younger students may not be ready for that responsibility. Arlington did not support the technology infrastructure initiative. • “Educational programs are important. The district needs more gifted/talented classes. • “Academic achievement standards are lacking. • “The district needs to create an attractive environment to attract students. • “Companies want graduates with technology tools, especially in ag related industries. Technology is lacking the in district due to facilities.” Euerle told the board the listening sessions were well attended with 20 to 35 people at each, though he could not say if the participations were a good “cross section” of the communities. The board wasn’t surprised for the most part as many comments have been heard before and since the bond vote for the 40-plus million dollar school failed in May of 2011. The board felt it had played an active and appropriate role in the previous referendum and was surprised by the comments about the board. Euerle said that any project needs to be driven by the community, not by administration, board or staff, adding that comments were made that it felt like the last steering committee was “steering” the district into something rather than solving a problem. Chairperson Ann Karl asked if Euerle had any “bits of advice” for moving forward. Euerle recommended continueing the process when a new superintendent is in place. If the district decides to move forward, once the new superintendent is in place, the next steps would start the task force process that would include a series of about seven meetings over a six-month time period to explore all possible facility options. The task force would be made up of a good cross section of community members. He added that individuals in a number of the community groups that participated in the listening sessions expressed interest in being involved in the process. The board agreed that the space and facility needs have not changed, but decided to focus on hiring a new superintendent for the district at this time and revisit the issue once the superintendent is in place.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, November 22, 2012, page 9
Church News
UNITED METHODIST Arlington Wayne Swanson, Pastor wwwarlingtonunited methodist.org Saturday, November 24: 8:00 a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m. Bible study at Bette Nelson’s. 6:30 p.m. Intercessory Prayer. Sunday, November 25: 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:10 a.m. Sunday school. Wednesday, November 28: 7:00 p.m. Bible study and choir. 8:00 p.m. Worship. Thursday, November 29; 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 LUTHERAN (WELS), Arlington Bruce Hannemann, Pastor WEBSITE: www.stpaularlington.com EMAIL: Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul arlington.com Thursday, November 22: 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day service. Sunday, November 25: 8:45 a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Family Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion. Monday, November 26: 7:30 p.m. Mission Society meeting. Tuesday, November 27: 6:00 p.m. Counting Committee. 7:00 p.m. Daily Bible readers. Wednesday, November 28: 2:00 p.m. Bible study. 3:45 p.m. Public school confirmatiom class. 7:30 p.m. Choir practice. 8:00 p.m. Finance Board meeting. ZION LUTHERAN Green Isle Township Thursday, November 22: 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving service at Zion. Friday, November 23: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. 6:00 p.m. Deadline for December activities calendar. Saturday, November 24: No St. Paul’s and Zion’s Sunday school Christmas practice. Sunday, November 25: 10:30 a.m. Contemporary worship service - Darrin Stoeckman. Wednesday, November 28: 3:45 p.m. Confirmation at Peace Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday school, grades 1 to 5, at St. Paul’s. 8:00 p.m. Joint choir practice at St. Paul’s. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Green Isle Thursday, November 22: 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving service at Zion. Friday, November 23: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. 6:00 p.m. Deadline for December activities calendar. Saturday, November 24: No St. Paul’s and Zion’s Sunday school Christmas practice. Sunday, November 25: 7:45 a.m. Worship with Communion. Rev. Bob Hines. 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. Wednesday, November 28: 3:45 p.m. Confirmation at Peace Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday school, grades 1 to 5, at St. Paul’s. 8:00 p.m. Joint choir practice at St. Paul’s. ST. MARY, MICHAEL AND BRENDAN AREA FAITH COMMUNITY Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor Friday, November 23: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Bre). Saturday, November 24: 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). Sunday, November 25: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). No elementary religious education (Mar and Mic). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). Monday, November 26: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and AlaNon (Mar). Tuesday, November 27: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). Wednesday, November 28: 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 - fifth grade (Mic). 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. high religious education (Mar and Mic). Thursday, November 29: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mic). 9:00 a.m. Scripture study (Srs. residence in Gaylord). 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Mic). ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Pastor William Postel Phone 507-964-2400 Thursday, November 22: 9:00 a.m. Worship. 5:30 p.m. Deadline for bulletin and calendar information. Sunday, November 25: 9:00 a.m. Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. Potluck dinner. Ladies Aid meeting. Wednesday, November 28: 8:30 a.m. Chapel at St. Peter’s, Gibbon. Thursday, November 29: 5:30 p.m. Deadline for bulletin information. PEACE LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor Thursday, November 22: 9:15 a.m. Thanksgiving worship service. Sunday, November 25: 8:10 a.m. Sunday school. 9:15 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday, November 28: 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, November 25: 8:00 a.m. Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship. 10:00 a.m. Sunday school and fellowship. Tuesday, November 27: 9:00 a.m. Newsletter deadline. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. TOPS in church basement. Wednesday, November 28: 6:30 p.m. Board of Stewardship. Thursday, November 29: 6:00 p.m. African Partnership Committee meets - 6:00 supper with meeting following. 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, November 22: No Bible studies. Happy Thanksgiving! Sunday, November 25: 10:00 a.m. Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Christmas decorating following worship. 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
Menus
SENIOR DINING Call 326-3401 for a meal Monday: Swiss steak, baked potato, corn, bread with margarine, pineapple, low fat milk. Tuesday: Lemon pepper fish, augratin potatoes, green beans, bread with margarine, apple cake, low fat milk. Wednesday: Meatloaf with catsup, whole parslied potatoes, Scandinavian blend vegetables, bread with margarine, mandarin oranges, low fat milk. Thursday: Pork steak, rice, applesauce, carrots, dinner roll with margarine, lemon angel food cake, low fat milk. Friday: Minestrone soup, meat salad on bun, peaches, crackers with margarine, cookie, 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: Mini pancake, juice, milk. Wednesday: Bug bites, seeds, juice, milk. Thursday: Frudel, juice, milk. Friday: Pop tart, 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: Chili with cheese, crackers, veggie stix, fruit. Tuesday: Chicken patty on whole grain bun, seasoned rice, mixed vegetables, mayo, lettuce, fruit. Wednesday: Mexican haystack, rice, fixings, fruit, refried beans. Thursday: Hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, corn or beans,
fruit. Friday: Hot dog on whole grain bun, french fries, fresh vegetables, apple. 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 nuggets, seasoned rice, glazed carrots, celery sticks, peach slices, whole grain bread. Tuesday: Taco, tomatoes, lettuce, refried beans, corn, applesauce, whole grain bread. Wednesday: Hamburger on whole grain bun, tomato, lettuce, onion, baked beans, mixed fruit. Thursday: Shrimp poppers, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, black bean salad, pineapple. Friday: Pizza, romaine salad, green beans, strawberries.
St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
Green Isle
Pastor Keith Salisbury Mass: Sunday 7:30 a.m. Mass: Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
Blessings
“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95:1-2 NIV
HUTCHINSON CO-OP AGRONOMY LEON DOSE,
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Notice to Sibley County Residents and Customers COURTHOUSE ELEVATOR Temporarily OUT OF ORDER PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY
Repair work on the Courthouse Elevator has been scheduled for November 21, 2012 through December 11, 2012. During this time, the elevator will be out of service. While the elevator is out of service, access to the basement, second and third floors will be available only by climbing or descending stairs. The Sibley County Treasurer’s office, located on the 1st floor of the Courthouse Annex will be available to assist residents and customers who are not able to use the stairs and need to conduct business with departments located in the basement, second or third floors. Repair work is to be performed at: Sibley County Courthouse 400 Court Avenue Gaylord, MN 55334
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The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington is seeking the following positions:
• Resource Certified Nursing Assistant: Evenings/nights includes weekends. Accepting non-certified, willing to train. • Evening LPN/RN Charge Nurse, 9 shifts per pay period includes every-other weekend/holiday.
REAL ESTATE Farms
For sale: Farm acreage, Prinsburg area, 3BR home. New roof, windows and wa ter softn er. New 2.5 car ga rage. Several oth er out buildings. Serious inquiries only. (320) 579-0003. 2BR Apartment with garage, water/sewer/garbage included. $300 off 6 month lease. $600 off year lease, New Au burn (320) 3272928.
Trucks, Vans
1999 7-passenger Ford Windstar Van, 126,000 miles, very good running condition, silver, 4 bucket seats, nice. $3,000. (507) 3265581 or (507) 317-9425. 2000 Pon ti ac Mon ta na van, 128,000 miles. Very good running con di tion. 2-tone brown, $2,750/BO. (320) 328-5944.
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CONKLIN® DEALERS NEEDED! Lifetime career in marketing, manage ment and ap ply ing “Green” pro ducts made in Amer i ca. Full time/ part time. For a free catalog, call Franke’s Conklin Service now at (320) 238-2370. www.frank e marketing.com. Housekeeper/ caregiver: Female wanted to take care of paralyzed female in private home. Will train. Call Kari (507) 426-6000. Semi drivers wanted to pull vans and hoppers in 5-state area. Will re quire be ing out over night 1-3 nights per week. Some weekends in Spring. Must be 23 or older with Class A CDL and min i mum of 2 years driv ing ex peri ence. (320) 523-5029, Olivia, MN. 40-acre Horse Farm! 70x140 sand base rid ing ar e na, 30x60 shed, 30x50 8-stall barn with a 12x40 attached lean to, 50x60 6-stall barn, heated tack rooms in each, 2-bedroom house with 30 tillable acres. $419,900. Brian O’Don nell (320)864-4877 Forty acre property for sale. Thirty eight acres tillable. Will sell farm site and land individually or together. 3BR home with large heat ed shop and other outbuildings. Call after 5:00 p.m. (507) 317-2185 or email kluver260@gmail.com. Newly remodeled apartments for rent in Renville. Water, heat, garbage included. New appliances, air conditioners. (320) 5643351. 1 & 2 BR: RENT BASED ON INCOME! Openings NOW and December in Arlington. Nicely remodeled apartments! (507) 964-2430 or 800-676-6505. www.life sty leinc.net. TDD (507) 451-0704. Equal Housing Opportunity. 1BR Apart ment. Nice lo ca tion downtown Olivia. $390/month. Includes utilities, laundry. Call (320) 523-2323. Apart ment in Oli via: 2BR, 2 full baths. $595/mo. Includes electricity, garbage, heat, snow removal, in ter net/ca ble. Call (320) 2123217. CUS TOM LOG SAW ING- Cut your place or ours. Give Virgil a call. Schau er Con struc tion, Inc. (320) 864-4453.
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