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Volume 127 Arlington, MN 55307 Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Number 18
Over 90 units registered for Arli-Dazzle Parade
By Kurt Menk Editor Over 90 units are registered for the Arli-Dazzle Parade which will be held in Arlington at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, according to ArliDazzle Committee Chairperson Kim Schneider. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, for the first time, will arrive in Arlington via the Minnesota Prairie Line railroad just moments before the start of the Arli-Dazzle Parade. The Arli-Dazzle Parade, which is probably the biggest lighted Christmas parade in Minnesota, will be emceed by Bob Thomes and recorded for resale by Christmas.
Fish Houses
Another new attraction will be the Arlington Fire Department Black Top Fishing Derby. Over 20 people have signed up to bring their fish houses decked out in Christmas lights to the City Parking Lot in Arlington. Prizes will be given out throughout the day and night. The event will start with a tour of the fish houses at 2 p.m. S’mores will be avail-
able to everyone after the parade. Although the deadline is past, interested people will not be turned away. To register a fish house, contact any member of the Arlington Fire Department.
Santa Day
Santa Day will be held at the Arlington Community Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Kids will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, write a letter to Santa, make a craft, decorate a cookie and play games.
There will also be prize drawings and a bake sale. In addition, the Sibley Medical Foundation will have a hot dog meal for sale. The event is sponsored by the Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, Sibley Medical Center and Arlington Public Library.
Bethlehem Express
The Bethlehem Express will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The church will be trans-
formed into a train depot where Bethlehem Express will take passengers on a journey to Bethlehem to learn the true meaning of Christmas. 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. 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.
Other Activities
A variety of other activities are also planned for Saturday, Dec. 1. Horse drawn carriage rides will be featured from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Arlington Greys Base Ball Club will host the Mankato Baltics in an 1860s vintage base ball game on the Sibley East playground in Arlington at 3 p.m. Santa’s Reindeer will be located along Main Street starting at 4 p.m.
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Arlington is considering keeping tax levy the same
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington City Council is considering keeping the final tax levy the same as last year. The City Council arrived at that consensus during a budget meeting which was held early last week. The City Council, about three months ago, unanimously adopted a resolution to approve the preliminary 2012 tax for collection in 2013 at a 6.2 percent increase. Mayor Jim Kreft, at that time, said the City Council had every intention to lower the figure before December. To lower the 6.2 percent increase figure down to zero percent, the City Council intends to use reserves from the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Fund and invoke miscellaneous cuts to erase about $47,000. The City Council will hold a public comment meeting on the proposed tax levy before final approval at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. The City Council, during the previous five years, has approved final tax levies of 2.2, zero, 5.9, three and three percent increases respectively.
CapX 2020 power pole plan is uprooted by county board
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent In a change of direction, the Sibley County Board voted not to move a mile stretch of County Road 164 about 10 feet to solve the problem of power poles placed in the wrong spot. Darin Mielke, Public Works Director, requested the change of heart at the board of commissioners meeting Tuesday, Nov. 27. He said a few things had transpired since the previous meeting when the board first heard of the CapX2020 transmission line encroachment into county highway rights of way. Mielke discovered that six power pole foundations were set in the right of way on CR164 to the north side of Silver Lake. Some foundations are actually in the ditch usable for drainage purposes. CapX2020 project managers Dan Lesher and Mark Anderson met and attended the Nov. 13 board meeting, agreeing to either move the poles or pay the county to move the road at an estimated cost of $300,000 for either project at the time. The board voted to move the road. Mielke said at the Nov. 27 meeting that his cost report turned out to be a total of about $421,000, including $350,000 for construction. It looks to be cheaper to move the poles. County Commissioner Jim Nytes said he and Mielke met with most of the residents along the stretch of road and found a consensus saying the poles should be moved, not the road. “The road is in nice shape with lots of gravel on it,” said Nytes. “People don’t want the inconvenience involved in building a road that does not need to be built. The only advantage would be a better ditch.” The problem resulted when CapX thought it was working on the section line, but did not realize the line was a little off line in the middle of the section of road until poles were placed in the right of way. To move the poles, new holes will have to be dug and the cement jack hammered from the old ones. The trans-
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
All Aboard!
Tim Schmidt will be one of the conductors as passengers board the train for Bethlehem Express at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Passengers will be taken on a journey to Bethlehem to learn the true meaning of Christmas. The stops will be the same as last year including 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.
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City to remodel Tech Center into Public Safety Center
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington City Council, during its most recent regular meeting, voted 4-0 and approved a motion to approve the scope of work and plan set for the Tech Center Renovation Project and authorize the advertisement of bids. The Tech Center is the former Arlington City Office building which is located at 312 West Alden Street. City Council members Jim Pederson, Bob Pichelmann, Curt Reetz and Galen Wills voted in favor of the motion. City Council member Jason Ruehling was ill and unable to attend the meeting. The work will consist of a complete internal remodel of the building including windows, doors and lighting. The purpose of the renovation is to convert the building into a Public Safety Center. The goal is to move the Arlington Police Department from its present location on Main Street into the old filtration part of the Tech Center. The Arlington Area Ambulance Service is currently housed in the former Arlington City Office building. The Arlington Fire Department is presently located in a building directly east of the former Arlington City Office building. There is currently $50,000 in the Capital Improvement Fund which is designated for public building improvements. The plan is to budget $100,000 for the remodeling project. The City Council will receive sealed bids that follow the specifications listed until 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The City Council will consider the bids during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The project, according to City Administrator Matt Jaunich, will begin within 30 days after the contract is awarded. The project, he added, is expected to be completed early next summer. In other action, the City Council voted 4-0 and approved a motion to approve a proposal from Bolton & Menk, Mankato, to conduct an In-Flow & Infiltration Study in the City of Green Isle. The purpose of the study is to determine the origin or origins of elevated sewer flows in that community. The Arlington City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.
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News Briefs
Man hurt in shooting mishap
A rural Henderson man was injured in a shooting accident on Thursday, Nov. 22, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. While Gerald Grapentine was target shooting at his residence in Henderson Township, there was a misfire of the weapon which resulted in a catastrophic discharge, according to the report. Grapentine, who suffered moderate injuries, was treated and released from the Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. No investigation is pending, according to the report.
No injuries in rollover accident
A one-vehicle rollover accident, without injuries, reportedly occurred along 651st Avenue about five miles south of Buffalo Lake at about 5:18 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. A 2001 Ford Focus driven by Mae L. Keller, 17, rural Buffalo Lake, was southbound on 651st Avenue. The pavement ended and the gravel began when Keller reportedly lost control of the vehicle which entered the ditch and rolled. Her mother, Melinda Keller, 48, and her brother, Wyatt, 15, were also in the vehicle. All three people were wearing their seatbelts and not injured. The car sustained moderate damage.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
These were just five of the many students who dressed up as their passengers from the Titanic. Left to right: Kristian Schow (Titanic Lookout, Fredrick Fleet), Morgan Stearns (First Class Passenger, Margaret “Molly” Brown) Faith Young (First Class
Passenger, Mrs. Ida Straus), Connor Deis (First Class Passenger, John Jacob Astor) and Neyland Ott (Titanic Crew Member, Frank Oliver Evans).
Incident at Shilling Lake
The Sibley County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a vehicle and boat trailer that was parked near the public access by Shilling Lake around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. It was reported that an individual had seen a boat on the lake at about 4 p.m., but the boat had not come off the lake. At about 8:30 p.m., the boater was located by the New Auburn Fire Department on the south shore of the lake. The boater was going to stay overnight to hunt ducks the following morning.
Seventh graders pay Tribute to the Titanic
Many members of Whitney Trocke’s seventh grade Honors English class participated in Tribute to the Titanic day at school on Tuesday, Nov. 20. This was the final day of their Titanic Unit that all seventh grade English students had been studying the past couple of weeks. During the unit, students read an excerpt from, “Exploring the Titanic” by Robert Ballard and completed a lot of research on both the Titanic as well as the passengers who were on board. For the final project, all students picked a passenger or crew member and researched the life of their passenger. Students also had the option of dressing up as their passenger as they took turns interviewing one another allowing the students to learn numerous passenger stories. Students really enjoyed this unit and learned a lot of interesting facts about the people on the Titanic as well as the events that led up to the sinking, according to Trocke. One of the most surprising facts they learned was that the Titanic had received several iceberg warnings from surrounding ships the night of the sinking.
Broken window on garage door
An individual reportedly broke a window on the garage door at the Jessica Laxen-Guenningsman residence along the 100 block of East Baker Street in Arlington sometime prior to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, according to the Arlington Police Department.
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Capture Family Memories with Angela Archer Photography will be located on Main Street from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Sibley East Band and Choir Carolers and Shell’s Hobo Christmas Quintet will provide musical entertainment along Main Street. In addition, there will be food vendors located along Main Street. In case of inclement weather, the Arli-Dazzle Parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2. The annual Drive-By Living Nativity event will be held at the Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. For more information, please refer to the article on page 3 in this week’s edition of the Arlington Enterprise.
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Blood drive set for Dec. 11
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Arlington Community Center from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, according to Coordinator Kay Schumacher. This is a regular blood drive and not an O drive as in past Decembers. Residents from Arlington and Green Isle and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend.
Shuttle Bus
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 lots at the Arlington Community Center and Technical Services for Electronics 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.
Community Strings on Dec. 9
Christmas Around The World, featuring The Community Strings, will be performed at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1407 Cedar Avenue, Glencoe, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The doors will open one hour prior to each show. Admission is free. A free offering will be taken for the local food shelf. Local students who are involved with The Community Strings include Ella and Jens Lundstrom, Sam and Ashtyn Bullert, and Jillian and Quinn McGuire.
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The High Island Clovers 4-H Club will meet at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the parade route to ride in the ArliDazzle Parade. Please wear some kind of lights on your costume and dress warm. After the parade, the club will meet at the Veterans Building at the fairgrounds for a short meeting and Christmas party. Please bring a dish to pass for potluck and also a $1 gift to exchange.
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Holiday open house on Dec. 2
The 14th annual Holiday Open House will be held at Ruth Klossner ’s Cow Collectors “Moo-seum” in Bernadotte from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Milk and cookies or bars will be served. The Moo-seum is home to more than 14,600 cow items, likely the largest collection of cow memorabilia in the United States. All types of cow items are included in the collection—creamers, sugars, salt and peppers, cookie jars, figurines, wood carvings, wall hangings, toys, games, clothes, books, candles, Christmas ornaments, and much, much more. The public is invited. There is no admission charge. The Moo-seum is located at 34085 515th Avenue, rural Lafayette, in the village of Bernadotte. From Lafayette, go 4 1/2 miles east on Nicollet County #1 (350th Street), then one mile north on Nicollet County 10 (515th Avenue).
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Drive-By Living Nativity to be held Sunday evening, Dec. 2
“She gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, for there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2: 7 Begin the Advent season by visiting the Drive-By Living Nativity. Gain a sense of what it was like to experience the joy of birth on a holy night in Bethlehem. The public is invited to this Christmas tradition on the northwest corner of the Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The community started the Living Nativity tradition 23 years ago. Many people work behind the scenes setting up each scene of the Nativity and getting the actors ready. Actors and live animals depict events leading to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. People are encouraged to read the Bible verses aloud as they stop to observe each scene. Viewers are asked to enter off Chandler Street to the fairgrounds. All cars will be exiting on County Road 9. There will be two entrance lines with greeters and food shelf collectors. The greeter will give people a handout and tell them to tune their car radio to FM 104.9. This station is dedicated to music specific to the Living Nativity and will be heard only in the fairgrounds. Food donations for the food shelf and cash donations will be accepted by volunteers at the entrance. Come, relive and rejoice at the birth of Jesus Christ. Enjoy the holiday spirit starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. If the Arli-Dazzle Parade is postponed to Sunday, Dec. 2, the Drive-By Living Nativity will begin at 7 p.m. If weather causes the event to be cancelled, listen to KNUJ or KDUZ for the announcement.
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Sibley East Art Walk
Members of the Sibley East Art Club recently hung up 22 pieces of art in 18 businesses in Arlington, Green Isle and Gaylord. The project, which is a project of the Sibley East Art Club, is comprised of work from art students in grades 8-12 and is called the Sibley East Art Walk. Each artwork is accompanied by a description of the students’ work. These three members of the Sibley East Art Club hung up a piece of artwork at the Arlington State Bank. Left to right: Ebony Liebl, Bailey Brockoff and Stephanie Shimota. In Arlington, the pieces of art are located at the Arlington Post Office, Arlington Haus, Arlington State Bank, Arlington Public Library, Kick’s Bakery, Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, Golden Hearts and Jerry’s Home Quality Foods. In Green Isle, a piece of artwork is located at the Cornerstone State Bank. In Gaylord, the pieces of art are located at EJ’s Bar & Grill, ProGrowth Bank, First National Bank, Gaylord Public Library, Prairie House, Blimpies/Taco Depot, Gaylord Post Office, Oak Terrace Health Care Center and Jerry’s Home Quality Foods.
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Being in minority new to Newman
By Rich Glennie McLeod County Chronicle Editor Even though he won reelection, state Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, is on the move — out of his current office at the state Capitol and into another office. That is the ritual when your party goes from being the majority to the minority. That is what happened Nov. 6, when the DFL captured both houses of the Minnesota Legislature with a DFL governor in Mark Dayton. Newman, who represents the newly revised Senate District 18, was an easy victor for a second term. Elected in 2010, Newman and all the state senators were on this year’s ballot because of redistricting. Newman said the balancing act at the moment is getting the offices moved, since he has to move out of one at the same time some DFLer moves out of another. Another experience for Newman will be as a minority member of the Legislature for the first time. “I’ve always been in the majority. It will be a new experience.” His first stint in the Minnesota House was by special election after state Rep. Tony Kielucki resigned. The Republicans controlled the House at the time. When he ran for the state Senate in 2010, Republicans captured the Senate for the first time in 40 years. “We all like being in the majority,” Newman said. “But we’ll do the best we can.” Newman said he gets along with members across the aisle, and pointed out that 150 bills were passed in the last session either unanimously, or nearly unanimously. “The partisan bickering (portrayed by the metro media) is nowhere as bad as folks are told. But we do have philosophical differences. But 98 percent of the legislation is bipartisan legislation.” He said the conflicts often are more on an “urban versus rural” divide. The main areas of disagreement come when omnibus bills on the budget, taxes or bonding are brought forth. “That’s the ones we fight over.” As to political critics, Newman said, “We will be criticized no matter what we do.” He said he is criticized for not compromising, and he gets criticized for not standing up for his principles. “Then if we compromise, like the 2011 budget bill, where we spent $1.5 billion more and I voted for it .... I hated myself for that,” Newman said. That bill shifted funds from education to balance the budget and ended a shutdown of state government. “Democracy is messy, and gram “is expensive.” Also, how to address the costs of public defenders, especially who pays for appeals, may be debated next session. And of course, the budget is always a main topic, Newman said. “I fear there will be an increase in taxes.” Newman pointed to 2011 in which the state had revenues of $30 billion and received another $4 billion in federal stimulus money. “That $34 billion was put on the table, and we (Republicans) said ‘take it or leave it.’” Gov. Dayton came back with a $39.5 budget proposal, and in the end the two sides compromised at $35.5 billion, or $1.5 billion more than it had in revenues, Newman said. That is when the difference was made up with a shift in public school education funding and using tobacco funds. “I regret that approach,” Newman said of leaving all $34 billion on the table to start with. Newman said the governor wanted $39 billion the last time, and he predicts it will be over $40 billion for the next biennium. While he admits the state revenues have improved over the last year or two, “there is not enough to cover what is being proposed. We don’t have it.” Newman is optimistic that Republicans can work with rural, more conservative DFLers on the budget, including new DFL Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFLCook, who is known as a fiscal conservative. What Gov. Dayton will get, may depend on what Sen. Bakk gives him, Newman predicted. As to new House Majority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, “he’s an urban guy,” Newman said, implying spending is not an issue. Even if state revenues come in at $34 billion to $36 billion, Newman said “I don’t see a reduction in spending,” and Dayton may ask as much as $43 billion for the next biennium. He reminded all that the state still owes $2 billion to school districts in Minnesota. ***** While Newman, District 18B state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, and District 18A state Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, all won re-election, “We live in a little pocket of conservative folks,” Newman said. Statewide, Republicans took a drubbing. “It was a bad Republican year,” Newman conceded. “We have to retool.” As to the amendments, including the voter ID amendment he championed in the Senate, Newman said he was
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The holiday shopping season is almost here. For most people that began on Black Friday which was Friday, Nov. 23. Shopping, of course, should not be the focus of the holiday season. There are much more fulfilling activities such as spending time with friends and family, counting your blessings and celebrating a special birth. Gift giving, however, is a part of the holiday tradition and this season local residents should consider giving back to the community by shopping more at home. Why? The business people in the community take special pride in serving the residents of Arlington, especially during the holiday season. They are there to assist you and not take advantage of you. In addition, they offer personalized customer service which is almost nonexistent in bigger communities. They are always willing to help you with any of your Christmas needs. Shopping in Arlington is also convenient. Finding a parking spot is easy and the stores are within an easy walking distance. There are no hassles with long checkout lines, no wasted time waiting for a clerk’s assistance or other inconveniences. The environment in Arlington is also beautiful with all the Christmas decorations hanging outside and inside the stores. However, the most important reason to shop in Arlington is because the money will stay in the community. By keeping the money in Arlington, you will benefit your friends and neighbors, especially in these difficult and challenging economic times. In addition, people should never forget that it is the local businesses who pay taxes which help fund the school along with city and county services. Futhermore, they faithfully support many non-profit groups, service organizations and various church, school and civic fundraisers throughout the year. Again, the best Christmas prsesent that local residents can give their community is to shop at home this holiday season. K.M.
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A bipartisan goal: Good constituent service
By Lee H. Hamilton The rigors of the campaign are still fresh, but for newly elected House members and senators, the hard part is just beginning. Already, they’re inundated with advice on the issues they’ll be facing: the fiscal cliff, crises overseas, how to behave in a highly partisan Congress. All of this will take time to sort out. But there’s one task I’d advise them to tackle right away, whatever their party: learning how to do constituent services right. Many years ago, when I was still in the House, I accompanied a senator to a public meeting. A woman approached him afterward to ask for help with a Social Security problem. Irritably, my colleague told her that he didn’t have time; he had important policy issues to deal with. I was stunned. So was the woman. I have never forgotten the look of helpless chagrin on her face. Self-interest alone would have counseled a more helpful approach. I ran into someone from my district once who told me, “I don’t agree with you most of the time, but I’m voting for you because you take good care of your constituents.” People notice. And they care. That senator who rebuffed the plea for help? He was defeated in the next election. But there’s more to it than just currying favor with the electorate. Good constituent service, I believe, is crucial to being a good elected representative. There’s no mystery why. The federal government is vast, complex, and confusing, and it touches far more lives than any private company. Sometimes it’s a model of efficiency, but too often it’s agonizingly slow to get off a passport or approve a disability payment. And it makes mistakes — a transposed Social Security number, a wrong address, a benefit miscalculation — and then drags its heels fixing them. Its rules and regulations can be hard to navigate. Ordinary Americans get caught up in the gears, and they need help. As a member of Congress, you can learn a lot by paying attention. Though it’s a habit for legislators to think of policy-making and constituent service as two distinct halves of their responsibilities, that’s not always the case. The problems people are having keep you alert to what might need to be done legislatively. If there’s a huge backlog of disability cases at the Social Security Administration, for instance, or a surge of veterans having trouble getting their benefits, that ought to be a warning sign. Workers in those agencies may be struggling to remain efficient, or they may need additional staff and resources — either way, it bears investigating and, possibly, legislative action. The challenge, of course, is that helping constituents with their problems isn’t easy. It demands a commitment of staff and time. It means being careful to avoid even a hint that a constituent’s party affiliation matters. It requires walking a fine line with the bureaucracy — which can sometimes resent congressional “meddling” — so that you’re helpful without going overboard on a constituent’s behalf. Sometimes, the people you’re helping don’t tell the whole story. The best you can do is ask for fair and prompt consideration for their pleas, without putting yourself at cross-purposes with either the law or the federal officials you work with daily. But none of this is a reason to downplay constituent service. Because the need is endless. I used to set up shop in a local post office in my district, and was constantly amazed at how many people would turn out. They needed help getting their mail delivered properly, or tracking a lost Social Security check. They were having problems with the IRS, or getting enrolled for veterans benefits. They got confused by the overlapping responsibilities of different levels of government, and needed help finding the right person to call. The point is, these problems are constant. I’ve been out of public office for over a decade, yet the other day a neighbor stopped me on the street to ask for help speeding up a visa application. Americans need a point of contact with their government. If you’re a public official — or even an ex-public official — get used to the idea that you’re it. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.
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 30 Mya Kube, Erin McCarthy, Nick Melsha, Christian Meyer, Tom Pioske, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Seeman. December 1 Dorothy Fenske, Meagan Gilster, Matt Kerber, Blake Krueger, Rex Maki, Dennis Van Moorlehem, Pat Voigt, Nathaniel Ziegler, Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Ronning, and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thomes. December 2 Joel Evenson, Ainsley Halverson, Tom Kuttner, Nick Ross, Chad Sauter, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bartkowicz. December 3 Matthew Breyer, Holly Kreft, Adam Leonard, Rob Timm, Pete Vos, Jessica Wolter, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kroells, and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Machetemes. December 4 Sue Pinske. December 5 Jeff Glock, Peyton Liebl, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kicker, Mr. and Mrs. Rich Soberski, and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Thomas. December 6 Clint Hatlestad, Mara Halverson, Lytisha Hamblin, Seth Kroells, Adam Mathwig, Diane Overson, Mark Stien, Lydia Trocke, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Alsleben, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Oelfke, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Roth. ***** A man comes home from work one day to find his dog with the neighbor’s pet rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit is dead. The guy panics. Thinking his neighbor is going to hate him forever, he takes the dirty, chewed up rabbit into the house and gives it a bath, blow dries its fur. He then puts the rabbit back into the cage on the neighbor’s patio in hopes they will think it died of natural causes. A few days later, the neighbor is outside. He asks the guy, “Did you hear that Fluffy died?” The guy stiffens and says, “Um.. er.. no.. what happened?” The neighbor replies, “We just found him dead in his cage one day. But the weird thing is that the day after we buried him, we went outside and someone had dug him up, given him a bath and put him back into the cage. There are some real sick people out there!” ***** An enthusiastic door-to-door vacuum salesman goes to the first house in his new territory. He knocks. A lady opens the door, and before she has a chance to say anything, he runs inside and dumps cow patties all over the carpet. He says, “Lady, if this vacuum cleaner doesn’t do wonders cleaning this up, I’ll eat every chunk of it.” She turns to him with a smirk and says, “You want ketchup on that?” The salesman says, “Why do you ask?” She says, “We just moved in and we haven’t got the electricity turned on yet.” ***** On a whim a man decided to get his wife a dozen roses and surprise her after work. The minute he opened the door, his wife started screaming at him, “This is the worst day that I have ever had! The kids have been terrible. They got in a food fight, the washing machine broke and flooded the basement, I burned dinner and the dog chewed up my best pair of shoes…” She then looked at the roses he was holding, “…and now you’ve obviously done something wrong!” *****
A smarter way to grade America’s high schools
By John Chubb Everyone agrees that America's high schools need to do a better job of preparing students to be "collegeand career-ready." But the big problem is, how do we get them to do that? One state has just come up with a bold solution - and it could serve as a model for education reform throughout the entire country. California recently passed a law that reduces the weight of standardized test scores for ranking high schools. Now, crucial factors like graduation rates, attendance and student advancement will play a larger role in grading the ability of public schools in preparing students to succeed after high school This law is a big step in the right direction -- and it paves the way for other states to pass similar reforms aimed at preparing students for college and beyond. Why the change? Since 1999, every California public school has been granted an Academic Performance Index, or API, score based almost entirely on how its students fare on a handful of standardized tests. Other states are also similarly reliant upon test scores to evaluate their schools' successes. These scores help determine everything about a school's future -whether it receives funding, whether parents can move their children to a better school, even whether home values rise or fall. So the pressure to get a high score is enormous. The intention, of course, has been to hold schools accountable for their performance and to give them incentives to improve. The problem is that the system puts too much emphasis on tests that don't necessarily predict how well a student will actually do after high school. In the end, students were being prepared to succeed on tests while they were in school, not to succeed beyond graduation. Sure enough, a closer look at the numbers reveals that, when based primarily on these tests, a school's API score can be an unreliable predictor of how well its students will perform in college. A 2012 study conducted by Education Sector found that one school with the relatively high API score of 778 out of 1,000 had a 91 percent graduation rate but sent just 66 percent of its students to college. Meanwhile, a school with a score of just 698 had a graduation rate of 95 percent and sent 86 percent of its students to college. The API's true shortcoming is revealed when the scores are applied to schools with a high proportion of low-income students. According to our study, three of the five highpoverty schools with the lowest API scores were among the top five overall in sending their graduates to college. And the school with the lowest API score had the highest postsecondary enrollment rate: 79 percent of its graduates in 2009 went on to a postsecondary institution, 5 percentage points above the state average. Standardized test scores certainly provide one valid measure of student success. But it is clear that they are not entirely accurate in measuring whether students are really ready for life after high school. And this problem has serious realworld consequences. Only 25 percent of high school students taking common college entrance exams in California are deemed college- and career-ready. And two out of every five college students must take remedial classes for basic skills before they can qualify for credit-bearing work. Our nation's high schools have been failing to provide the requisite tools for students before sending them out the door. The new law does much to fix how California ranks its schools. It ensures that, as of 2016, test scores can count for no more than 60 percent of a school's API score, and it says that the state superintendent must add graduation rates and measures of college- and career-preparedness to the mix. The reality of today's economy is that students must start preparing for life beyond high school from the moment they enter a freshman classroom. It's our job to make sure that our high schools are helping them do just that. If we want America's students to arrive at college ready for postsec-
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Obituary
Kathy Lee (Meints) Wolf, 56, NYA
Kathy Lee (Meints) Wolf, 56, Norwood Young America, passed away with her family at her side at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska on Friday, Nov. 23. Kathy Wolf A celebration of life was held at the All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Rev. Eric Aune officiated. Pianist was Jane Fasching, and special music was “Untitled Hymn” sung by The Five Saints. Congregational hymns were “Soon And Very Soon,” led by the choir; “Angels Among Us,” led by Alexis Rademacher; and “Shout To The Lord.” Honorary pallbearers were Nathan Wolf, Eric Wolf, Joshua Hauser, Zachary Hayunga, Bryce Hayunga, Andrew Hayunga and Gavin Hayunga. Pallbearers were Jason Wolf, Michael Redman, Andrew Gosseling, Isaac Gosseling, Ryan Meints and Spencer Lee. Interment was in Rutz Lake Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Waconia. Kathy Lee Meints was born to Orville and Idell (DeGrote) Meints at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1956. She was raised in Worthington and later moved to Clara City. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City. She graduated with the class of 1974 from Clara City High School and attended college in Canby, where she received a secretarial degree. On Aug, 7, 1976, Kathy Meints was united in marriage to Gary Wolf by the Rev. Arthur Nickel and Father James Moran at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City. They made their home in Norwood Young America, where they raised their three children, Stacie, Melissa and Matthew. The Wolfs shared over 36 wonderful years of marriage. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Kathy thoroughly enjoyed working as an office assistant in the dental field, most recently at Gustafson Family Dentistry in Arlington. Her kind and caring demeanor was shown to all those with whom she interacted on a daily basis. Kathy was a faithful and active member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America. Kathy had a passion for cooking, enjoyed watching “her shows,” and loved spending time at the cabin on Lake Washington in Dassel. At the lake, she would make a point to watch the sun rise and sun set. She loved the simple things in life. Kathy cherished the time she was able to spend with her friends, family, “the campers,” and especially her grandchildren. She always said “I am the lucky one.” She is survived by her husband, Gary Wolf of Norwood Young America; children, Stacie (Nathan) Rademacher of Montrose, Melissa Wolf of Minneapolis, and Matthew Wolf of Rogers; three grandchildren, Alexis, Makayla and Aubrey Rademacher; father, Orville Meints of Clara City; mother-in-law, Joan Wolf of Clara City; siblings, Curtis (Diane) Meints of New London, Julie (Tim) Hauser of Norwood Young America, and Nancy (Loren) Gosseling of Maynard; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Idell Meints; and father-in-law, Roman Wolf. Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
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Students of the Month
The following students were recently chosen as Students of the Month for September at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington. The announcement was made during mid November. Front Row: (left to right) Ashley Mercier, Megan Mathews and Cierra Abrams. Back Row: (l to r) Vanessa Aguilera and Miah DuFrane.
MMA urges Minnesotans to get a flu shot this year
The Minnesota Medical Association is urging Minnesotans, ages six months and up, to get a flu shot. Despite pleas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many people have still not gotten one. The CDC says the flu and its complications rank as the eighth leading cause of death nationwide, accounting for about 49,000 deaths and upward of 200,000 hospitalizations annually. “There are many misconceptions that go with flu shots,” said Dan Maddox, M.D., MMA president and allergist from the Mayo Clinic. “Whether you’ve gotten the flu in the past or not, it’s best to take preventive action to avoid it this season.” Here are some common myths: • A flu shot can give you the flu. The injectable flu vaccine is a 100 percent dead, brokenup virus and is not infectious. • Odds are you won’t get sick. How often this winter will you be in the same room/elevator/auto with someone who is coughing, sneezing and doing their best to infect you? • You’re healthy, so getting the flu is no big deal. Influenza hits even the strong and healthy. And, there’s not much a physician can do after you have it. • Flu shots are useless after November. The flu season changes every year. Things like air travel spread viruses quickly to far flung places. It takes 10 to 14 days to develop immunity after getting the flu shot. • Pregnant women can't be vaccinated. Getting immunized during pregnancy protects women and infants for the first six months of life when they can't be vaccinated. You can find where to get a flu shot on the Minnesota Department of Health website at www.health.state.mn.us/ind ex.html. The Minnesota Medical Association is a non-profit professional association representing physicians, residents and medical students, working together for a healthy Minnesota. With more than 10,000 members, the MMA is an advocate on health care issues at the State Capitol and in Washington D.C. Find the MMA online at www.mnmed.org.
Students named to the Honor Roll at Sibley East Junior High School
The following students were recently named to the Principal’s Honor Roll, “A” Honor Roll and “B” Honor Roll at the Sibley East Junior High School in Gaylord during the first quarter. Samantha Carpenter, Kailey Geib, Ian Holmes, Logan Jorgenson, Madeline Kjellesvig, Mason Latzke, Sarah Malinowski, Mitchell Mathews, Dylan Pauly, Collin Pautsch, Sadie Quast, Casey Samletzka, Kaytlin Sellner, Rachel Sorenson and Bradley Ziegler. Eighth Grade: Brody Bates, Seth Fredin, Alli Harter, Chloey Kellermann, Brook Klehr, Alma Lopez, Alyssa Louwagie, Emily Quast, Samantha Raghu, Jackson Rose, Leah Serbus, Zachary Utendorfer, Hannah Wentzlaff and Gabrielle Wiest. Seventh Grade: Katelyn Brinkman, Jared Burg, Connor Deis, Tamara Ehrich, Olivia Gronholz, Austin Kuphal, Melissa Latchman, Holden Lindquist, Kelsey Luepke, Brody Messner, Ellie Messner, Dayne Morton, Neyland Ott, Veronica Oyuela, Taylor Perschau, Anthony Petree, Jaden Podratz, Jesus Rodriguez, Mercedes Roehler, Alexys Roseland, Lacey Scharping, Ahren Sellner, Brennen St. John, Hanna Steffer and Austin Weckwerth. mer, Nicholas Doetkott, Sydney Fogarty Busch, Amber Frauendienst, Ashley Grack, Megan Krentz, Zachary Latzke, Rachel Loncorich, Cailee Mathwig, Kali Messner, Morgan Paulsen, Ethan Pomplun, Katelyn Quast, Kaitlyn Schauer, Travis Schmidt, Julia Schwartz, Lucas Shogren, Emily Somerville, Aaron Strack, Jacob Strack, Emma Thompson and Jacob Wentzlaff. Eighth Grader: Sierra Allison, Morgan Attenberger, Alison Eibs, Christopher Johnson, Samantha Kahlow, Connor Kranz, Sadie Lane, Alexis Lucas, Tanner Pasvogel, Emily Raddatz, Ashley Rechtzigel, Leighton Rose, Kyle Sandberg, Jenna Schuft, Patrick Spellman, Brandon Uecker, Cody Voight, Mason Voight and Elisabeth Wahlen. Seventh Grade: Tyler Becker, Carsten Bergersen, Mark Brinkman, Rocio Cardenas, Janessa Dalbec, Ezperanza Diaz, Samantha Engquist, Thomas Flannery, Alexander Gieseke, Samuel Kistner, Benjamen Klaers, Samantha Klehr, Madilyn Latzke, Mackenzie Pomplun, Haley Robinson, Michael Salisbury III, Derrek Schmidt, Logan Wagenius, Austin Warwick, Thomas Wentzlaff, Allison Zellmann and Katelyn Zwart.
Principal’s Honor Roll
Freshmen: Trevor Diehn, Natalie Mesker, McKayla Stumm, Kaitlin Tuchtenhagen and Alyssa Weber. Eighth Grade: Abigail Butler, Tory Knacke, Alexus Kreft, Ella Lundstrom, Joel Mercier, Sheryl Monsivaiz, Megan Pederson, James Schealler, Sierra Suedbeck and Kimberly Velazquez. Seventh Grade: Gavin Bates, Taylor Brinkman, Rebecca Campbell, Lucas Chavez, Brendan Dabek, Kaili Diehn, Emily Doetkott, Kevin Durham, Jr., Lindsey Flieth, Mikayla Holmes, Carron Kranz, Kiana Montes, Emily Peterson, Haley Rohwer, Paul Schmidt, Kristian Schow, Alexander Sell, Dylan Smith, Joshua Sorenson, Morgan Stearns, Alexandra Stock, Logan Tesch, Jaci Tourtellott, Xavier Wassather, Jacob Willmsen, Katrina Wolter and Faith Young.
Chubb Continued from page 4
ondary work, then we must improve our country's systems for evaluating high schools. California just put forward a great model for reform. What we need now is for the rest of the country to follow. John Chubb is CEO of Education Sector, an independent think tank, and is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
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“disappointed” and “surprised.” The biggest surprise, he said was “the precipitous fall” in popularity of the voter ID from one year earlier. Polls a year earlier had 70 percent to 80 percent of those polled in favor of voter ID. “That was the reason it was on the ballot. I don’t have an explanation,” Newman said, but he did say opponents of the amendment “out spent us 2-to-1. Money talks.” Newman said the amendment really lost popularity when high-profile people like Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Gov. Dayton and former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson “were dead against it. “I never intended to disenfranchise anybody,” Newman stressed. He also said there were exaggerations about the costs of the new voter ID requirements at the local level. He said the state was to pick up those costs. Asked if it could come back as a tweak to current statutes, Newman said that already had been tried and the governor vetoed it. “It was a very partisan bill because it would have eliminated the voucher system (on same-day registration). That is made-to-order voter fraud,” Newman added. “And the DFL is very happy with the voucher system.” As to the defeat of the marriage amendment, Newman said it is almost certain that DFLers will “take a run at DOMA.” But he said voters rejection of the amendment, “was not a statement in favor of gay marriage.” The pro-amendment side “was outspent, again. I was surprised (it was defeated). I expect to see movement on the gay marriage issue in the coming session,” Newman added.
“A” Honor Roll
Freshmen: Logan Bruss,
“B” Honor Roll
Freshmen: Brody Bates, Jack Ballalatak, Michael Bostelman, Zachariah Bre-
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mission line runs from Brookings County, S. D., to Hampton, Minn. 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. • In commissioner reports, Nytes said the Rural Energy Board is gaining about $10,000 a year in its fund balance with new counties like Sibley becoming involved. Nytes said he made the motion to cap the fund balance at $150,000 and reimburse funds back to the counties. He estimates Sibley County could get back $500 per year if the trend continues. • County Commissioner Bill Pinske said MnDOT informed the local Trailblazer bus service that it has increased its contribution to $397,000. As part of the deal, Trailblazer must hire an operational manager and assistant. Current employees will be given a three percent salary increase. The route to Buffalo will be dropped, resulting in a savings of about $60,000. A new route will be added from Winsted to Watertown. • County Commissioner Jim Swanson said the Sioux Trails Mental Health Agency will make improvements to the office in Gaylord. Swanson suggested looking for another building in town. Swanson noted that Region 9 is doing a lot more than in the past seven to eight years, saying the new executive director is “taking us in a good new direction.” • A special county board meeting for the annual Truth in Taxation hearing and fee schedule amendments will be held in the Commissioners Room is 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. • The next board of commissioners meeting is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. The scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) has been moved to the next day on Dec. 26.
Other Business
• Ron Otto, water planner, was authorized to extend the loan agreement for the Beven Silver Creek septic system project with implementation through Dec. 15, 2013. The action allows residents more time to apply for loans. •Bryan Gorman, Emergency Management Director, received approval authorizing grant agreement between Sibley County and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety at a cost of $17,593. Gorman said the county match has already been met.
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Sports
Kurt’s Korner
Caledonia Wins State Championship The Caledonia varsity boys football team kicked a field goal on the final play of the game and slipped past Moose Lake-Willow River 25-20 in the championship game of the Minnesota State Class AA Boys Football Tournament on Friday, Nov. 23. Caledonia defeated Sibley East 27-6 during the opening round of the state tournament. AWF Wrestlers The American Wrestling Federation is coming to Arlington! The event, sponsored by the Arlington Fire Department, will be held at the Arlington Community Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Additional details will follow in future editions of the Arlington Enterprise. Lincoln Bjorklund Sibley East graduate Lincoln Bjorklund was a senior linebacker on the football team at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls this year. The Falcons finished the season with a 2-8 record overall. Bjorklund recorded 45 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 7 1/2 tackles for a loss and one quarterback sack this season. He is the son of Wayne and Theresa Bjorklund, rural Nicollet. Marshall Bjorklund Sibley East graduate Marshall Bjorklund is a 6’8’ junior post player on the men’s basketball team at North Dakota State University this season. The Bison currently have a 6-1 record overall. Bjorklund is shooting 65 percent from the field and averaging 11.3 points per game. In addition, he is averaging 4.6 rebounds per game. He is the son of Dale and Tracie Bjorklund, rural St. Peter. Hunting Pictures Do you have a hunting picture to share with our readers? E-mail your picture to Kurtm@arlingtonmnnews.com.
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The following athletes are returning letterwinners for the Sibley East varsity wrestling team this season. Front Row: (left to right) Austin Brockhoff, Cody Voight, Jason Meyer, Aaron Bates, Nathan Thomes, Tanner Pasvogel and
Mitchel Wentzlaff. Back Row: (l to r) Miah DuFrane, Jon DuFrane, Austin Kube, Hunter Retzlaff, Nathan Rose and Jake Wentzlaff. Missing from the photo are Mitch Heibel and Frances Zuniga.
SE wrestlers return plenty of experience and success
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity wrestling team returns 14 letterwinners, including a state champion and three state entrants, for the upcoming season. Junior Nathan Rose captured the state championship at 195 pounds last season. Senior Aaron Bates placed sixth in the 160-pound division at the state tournament last year. The two other state entrants from last year are senior Miah DuFrane (220) and Jason Meyer (126). The remaining returning letterwinners are senior Nathan Thomes (120); juniors Mitch Heibel (113), Mitchel Wentzlaff (132) and Frances Zuniga; sophomores Austin Brockhoff (132), Jon DuFrane (285) and Austin Kube (152); Jake Wentzlaff (132 ) and eighth graders Tanner Pasvogel (106) and Cody Voight. In addition to these returning letterwinners, Hunter Retzlaff is a transfer student-athlete from St. Peter and a state entrant last year. The remaining senior high wrestlers include seniors Clay Mogard and Brandon Ashton, and sophomores Steven Roth and Elizabeth Zuniga. The remaining junior high wrestlers are freshmen Sauli Barrera, Paul Glisczinski and Marshall Robinson; eighth graders Nate Templin, Brandon Uecker and Mason Voight; and seventh graders Joe Aguilera, Ben Klaers, Dayne Morton, Ramiro Rivera, Andrew Schauer, Paul Schmidt, A.J. Streich, Logan Tesch, Francisco Vasquez and Tommy Wentzlaff. Head coach Chad Johnson is assisted by Chris Koob, Dave Strack, Rod Tollefson, Ben Tollefson and Dan Morton. Sibley East will wrestle all of its home meets in Arlington. The Wolverines will open the season at the New Prague Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Sibley East girls basketball team falls to G-F-W 39-37
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity girls basketball team opened its season with a 39-37 loss to visiting G-F-W in non-conference action on Monday night, Nov. 26. The Lady Wolverines tallied the first seven points of the contest and held a small lead until G-F-W tied the game with about seven minutes left in the second half. The lead changed hands a few times after that point until the visitors held on for the two-point victory. Senior Jordan Thomes, who was plagued with foul trouble, still paced the scoring attack with 10 points. Junior Jessica Garza and McKenzie Sommers hit for six points each while junior Megan Eckberg scored five points. Sophomores Autumn Dose and Kelli Martens hooped four and three points respectively while junior Maren Miner had two points. Junior Kimberly Kurtzweg added one point. The Lady Wolverines, who did not sink a three-pointer, hit just 13 of 52 shots from the field for 24 percent. Sibley East also managed only 11 of 26 foul shots for 42 percent. Sibley East, which committed 19 turnovers, collected a total of 41 rebounds in the setback. Dose grabbed 11 boards while Eckberg and Sommers snared seven and six caroms respectively. Garza pulled down five rebounds while Thomes and Martens added four boards each. Dose also dished out three assists while Garza recorded three steals. The Lady Wolverines were whistled for a total of 20 fouls in the game. Sibley East, 0-1 overall, will host Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in non-conference action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
B-squad
The Sibley East B-squad girls basketball team opened its season with a 47-24 win over visiting G-F-W on Monday night, Nov. 26. Alyssa Weber pumped in 16 points while McKayla Stumm also hit double digits with 11 points. Liz Thies tossed in nine points while Mikayla Perschau and Shelby Voight scored six and five
points respectively. Thies grabbed eight rebounds while Weber snared six boards. Stumm and Perschau had four caroms each. Katie Tuchtenhagen dished out five assists while Voight recorded four assists. Voight, Tuchtenhagen, Weber, Thies and Breann Walsh contributed two steals apiece. Weber added two blocks while Thies rejected one shot. The Lady Wolverines are coached by Chip Wolverton.
Sibley East boys basketball team has its sights set high
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity boys basketball team has its sights set high with 11 letterwinners, including three starters, returning for the upcoming season. “We look to flip our 8-16 record from a year ago,” said Sibley East head coach Mike Feterl. “We hope to contend for the conference and section titles this year.” The returning starters are senior post players Tyler Bates (6’5”) and Max Grabow (6’10”) and junior point guard Brody Rodning. The remaining letterwinners include seniors Andrew Grack, Steve Haefs, Logan Highland, Nick Bruss and Tyler Kratzke; juniors Ben White and Cordell Bates; and sophomore Zac Weber. A newcomer is senior Sam Harrison (6’5”) who is a transfer student-athlete from Prior Lake. The remaining senior is Patrick Schauer while the remaining juniors are Nick Haupt and Julius Asmussen. The remaining sophomores are Cole Bruhn, Andrew Bullert, Lukas Bullert, Zachary Garza, Darin Neisen, Jordan Petzel, Tyler Reid and Sam Thies. “Tyler Bates is our leading scorer and rebounder from a year ago,” said Feterl. “Tyler is an all conference player who can play inside and outside. He runs the floor very well. We will count on Tyler with his strength to get us rebounds and easy buckets.” Feterl said “Max Grabow will be a great presence for us on the inside with his shot blocking and rebounding. He has improved his offensive game.” Feterl continued, “Brody will control the point. He is not only a great ball handler, but also a great outside shooter.” According to Feterl, “Steve Haefs is a proven shooter with great outside range. Logan Highland, Andrew Grack and Nick Bruss will also be in the mix and be looked upon to contribute.” Feterl also said, “Sam Harrison brings an all around game to the team. We expect him to make an impact right away.” Feterl also commented that White and Weber are two more guards in the rotation. They play excellent defense and will be looked upon to contribute on offense. “This is the deepest and most experienced team I have had in my short career,” said Feterl. “We have the ingredients this year to be a very successful basketball team.” Feterl continued, “With the depth we have this year, we need to up the defensive pressure and wear opposing teams down. If we play solid team defense, our firepower on offense will take care of itself.” Feterl added, “When in doubt, we will look to pound it into the post. With our size, teams will have trouble matching up with us.” Feterl is assisted by varsity assistant coach Dick Milinkovich, B-squad coach Todd Iverson, C-squad coach Dan Tackmann. The Wolverines will open the season against visiting Howard Lake in non-conference play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity boys basketball team returns 11 letterwinners this season, according to head coach Mike Feterl. Front Row: (left to right) Brody Rodning, Zac Weber, Logan
Highland, Andrew Grack and Ben White. Back Row: (l to r) Tyler Kratzke, Steve Haefs, Max Grabow, Tyler Bates and Nick Bruss. Missing from the photo is Cordell Bates.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, November 29, 2012, page 9
History
88 Years Ago
November 27, 1924 Louis Kill, Editor The Enterprise made no mistake in stating that Tom Burke would return from the north woods with all the game the law allows. He arrived last Friday bringing with him a deer of good size and a huge black bear weighing over 200 pounds dressed. Tom bagged his game in the vicinity of Ely and Biwabik, north of Duluth. Postmaster Charles Strebel says our town is growing, in view of the fact that he must install a new section of lock boxes at the post office to supply the demand. Several hundred of the boxes are already in use and the new section will be installed on the east wall of the lobby. Arlington markets: Wheat 1.41, barley - .68, rye - 1.14, oats - .42, corn - .50-.80, flax 2.45. ly received a beautiful Chinese fan from her son, Marinus, who is with the armed forces in India. It was sent from Assam, India, and was purchased in Burma, and carries this message inscribed in Chinese: “To my dear mother, from your son, Marinus.” The Dressen boys, sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Dressen of Green Isle, met in the Admiralty Islands in the South Pacific. One of the boys is stationed there, while the other docked there for s short time. Both boys are in the Navy. The meeting was short, but we bet it was sweet. “The Three Lives of Thomasina” - three human lives wonderfully bewitched by an enchanted cat and “Island of the Blue Dolphins” - a girl’s incredible adventure on a lost island.
28 Years Ago
November 29, 1984 Val Kill, Editor Roscoe, a street and road maintenance machinery manufacturing company, located just north of Arlington, will move its plant here in Arlington to its main plant in Madison, South Dakota. The move will occur between December 1, 1984 and January 15, 1985. There are currently 26 hourly employees and six salaried employees at the local plant. The Sibley County Sheriff’s Department’s new employee is King, a 3-1/2 year old German Shepherd. King’s partner will be Sibley County Officer Bennitt Bade. The new K-9 Patrol, which Bade started, has officially been part of the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office since November 19, 1984 when King and Officer Bade were certified in St. Cloud. Three players from the A-GI football team were named to the Minnesota All-Conference Team for 1984. Being named to the All-Conference team are: Brian Hartmann, John Traxler and Keith Kroells. Seniors Mark Maeder and Steve Woods were named to the Honorable Mention team.
48 Years Ago
November 26, 1964 Curtis Boeder, Editor Earl L. Muelling of Green Isle and president of Highway Hydraulics, 990 N.W. Bank Bldg., Minneapolis, has announced his recent acquisition of Aerospace Research Corp., Minneapolis. Mr. Muelling states that good business diversification and world wide sales are allowed through this new company since it has a large line of products used in spacecraft and missiles. Joyce Ann was the name given to the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dose of Arlington. Joyce Ann was baptized Sunday, November 22, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington by Rev. Bradtke. Movies showing at the Lido Theatre in Arlington included
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Knowledge Bowl
The gold knowledge bowl team from the Sibley East Junior High School in Gaylord recently placed second among 26 teams during a meet at St. James. The members of the team included the following students. Left to right: Mitchell Mathews, Logan Bruss, Ethan Pomplun and Aaron Strack. Missing from the photo are Kiana Montes and Alexus Kreft.
68 Years Ago
November 23, 1944 Louis Kill, Editor Beginning Monday, December 4th, the Arlington public and parochial schools will begin the morning session at 9:30 o’clock instead of 9:00 as at present. The change is being made, we understand, because of the fact that pupils who come from the rural areas by bus are now leaving home before daylight. Mrs. John Kauffmann recent-
County solving issues with filling open staff positions
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent The hiring of a Sibley County administrator has created issues with the hiring of open positions in the auditor’s office. Positions are starting to be filled with action taken at the board of commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The department has been down a couple of full-time employees for a couple of months, with another vacancy created three weeks ago. Delay in filling positions was because the personnel advisory committee and a consultant wanted to re-structure some positions so the new county administrator has staff support if the position begins in January as planned. The board approved the recommendation to fill open positions in the auditor’s department. But it was not easy when positions were renamed, cut in half and job responsibilities changed. Roseann Nagel, Human Resources Director, first asked the board to approve authorization to recruit for an accountant in the auditor’s office at grade 10, replacing Aaron Sharpe who resigned. “There are going to be some shifts of duties within the department,” said Nagel. “A position that was vacated a while back was administrative assistant/elections. The position served in the boardroom and dealt with agenda items related to board business. The proposal is to eliminate the position under that job title.” Another position in the auditor’s office is the full-time license/account tech ll. Nagel asked the board to re-title of the position to elections/license supervisor. Elections and other duties will be transferred to this position. County board administrative duties will be excluded. The license/account tech l position will be re-titled to support technician. The position is currently filled by two part-time employees, each working 18 hours a week. The proposal now is to split the full-time position that was eliminated, each getting 20 hours a week. One will go to be a license account tech and the other will be support staff to the new county administrator. “I want to make it clear that these proposals do not increase full-time staffing positions,” said Nagel. “In the end, the grand total of fulltime employees remains the same. There just is a shift of duties.” Nagel said County Auditor Lisa Pfarr created the job description for the administrator’s clerical support position because she knows what is involved. County Commissioner Joy Cohrs asked why there are two people working half-time rather than one full-time. Nagel said it was to have flexibility. If indeed something occurred in the auditor’s office and a few extra hours needed to be added there is flexibility. The same is true for the administrator’s position. The best case scenario was to have two parttime positions. County Commissioner Bill Pinske said if there is going to be a split for sure, then why not put the administrator assistant’s position on hold for a while. Nagel said there needs to be someone here fulfilling the duties, and also there may be some training. Cohrs asked how you train someone if the county never had the position. Pfarr said the work is being done, but the position shifting is setting up the board to be in a better position to have a support staff for the county administrator. “The work in the position we are talking about is being done in the auditor’s office,” said Pfarr. “The work is there and has to get done. If you don’t fill this position for two or three months, who will do the work? It is absolutely necessary you fill this position. I ask the board to put trust in auditor’s office to hire someone who will work and mesh well with the county administrator.” Pfarr added that the auditor’s office is in a position of challenge to fill three fulltime positions. She does not think it is appropriate for the county board to continue to expect people to do work they were not hired to do. “In a normal situation things would be different, but we are down three staff,” said Swanson. “That kind of puts a different face on it.” Pfarr said, “I think it would be an error for the board not to move forward and fill this position.” County Commissioners Jim Nytes moved to recruit to fill the administrative position. County Commissioner Harold Pettis said he still wants to let the administrator decide how much the staff person is used. Maybe they want to change the job description. “The job had to start somewhere and the board has to be open and flexible to allow the auditor and administrator’s office to work through this transition,” said Pfarr. “Keep in mind it would take at least eight weeks to recruit and hire. Once on board there is six-month probation. We will strive for success.” Swanson said if the new position gets pushed out that far, the administrator can still be involved in the hire process. The administrator may want to bring the new staff person in. “I struggle with the administrator assistant because our time table isn’t written in stone,” said Pinske.”Nicollet County took months to hire.” Pfarr responded, “Simply put, let’s not let the process of hiring a county administrator be a road block to getting an assistant.”
Preliminary 2012 firearm deer harvest numbers are released
Minnesota hunters harvested 151,400 deer so far during the 2012 early firearm season, according to preliminary numbers announced last week by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The late 3B season in southeastern Minnesota remains open through Sunday, Nov. 25. Overall, antlered buck harvest increased nine percent and antlerless deer harvest decreased 21 percent compared to 2011. In total, firearm harvest was off seven percent, which was expected given the conservative allocation of antlerless deer permits. “The increase in buck harvest and decrease in antlerless deer harvest is a reflection of slightly higher deer populations statewide, yet a more conservative harvest philosophy this year,” said Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager. “What drives total harvest is how we manage antlerless deer.” This year, DNR increased the number of lottery areas where hunters could only take an antlerless deer by permit. Opening weekend weather, which drives much of the statewide deer harvest, was nearly ideal with clear skies, cool temperatures, and a near total crop harvest. Ample hunting opportunities remain as the statewide muzzleloader season runs from Saturday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 9. The archery season closes on Monday, Dec. 31. The deer harvest number is calculated using data provided by hunters when they register a deer. A final report, which includes more detailed harvest information, will be available on the DNR website at the end of January.
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Choosing corn hybrids for next growing season
By Jeff Coulter Liz Stahl U of M Extension In a year when tremendous variability was observed within fields as well as among areas of the state, information from replicated trials like the University of Minnesota trials is particularly valuable. Since we can't predict next year's growing conditions, select hybrids that perform well over multiple locations within a region. Hybrids that consistently perform well over multiple environment, including different soil and weather conditions, have greater potential to perform well the next year, compared to hybrids with less consistence performance. Below are University of Minnesota Extension grain and silage hybrid selection recommendations based on the results from the 2012 University of Minnesota corn grain and silage trials. Considerations for grain hybrid selection: Hybrid selection begins with maturity. Early Growing Degree Day (GDD) accumulation, combined with an early planting season overall, caused corn to mature early in 2012. In planning for next year, identify an acceptable maturity range based on the number GDDs required for a hybrid to reach physiological maturity (black layer). Detailed information about the number of GDDs available for corn production for multiple locations along with information on the relationship between GDDs and corn relative maturity (RM) is available at: http://z.umn.edu/ak0 Plant multiple hybrids of varying maturity to spread risk, and widen the harvest interval. There is more variability in yield among hybrids within a given RM rating than there is between maturity groups. Detailed information on corn grain yields and harvest moisture for various RMs across Minnesota is available at: http://z.umn.edu/ak1 Hybrids should also be selected according to agronomic traits such as standability, disease tolerance, emergence, and the need for transgenic resistance to insects and herbicides within a given production system. Considerations for silage hybrid selection: One of the first things to consider when selecting silage hybrids is maturity. Longer-season hybrids tend to have higher silage yields. A general guideline is that hybrids planted for silage should be five to 10 days longer in RM than the hybrids planted for grain. Select hybrids that have a range in RM, as this widens the harvest window. Harvesting at the correct moisture level is critical for producing high quality silage, and if missed, can negate the benefits of good hybrid selection. Other important agronomic considerations when selecting silage hybrids include herbicide and insect resistance for the given cropping system, and tolerance to drought and disease. Since corn silage is an energy source for animal performance, producers should consider both silage quality and yield when selecting hybrids. Consulting with a livestock nutritionist during the hybrid selection process helps to ensure that selected hybrids will have the necessary nutritive value for your herd.
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Klaers captures top honors in the junior competition
By Kurt Menk Editor Zack Klaers, a sophomore at the Sibley East Senior High School, placed first in the junior competition for youth beef industry advocates ages 13-15 during the recent Minnesota Beef Expo at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in St. Paul. Overall, a dozen youth competed in the junior division. Klaers was judged in media interview, classroom presentation and issues response. He earned a $100 scholarship for his overall score. In addition, he has the opportunity to compete at nationals next fall. “It’s just so far been a great experience in the people I’m meeting,” said Klaers. “It’s been expanding my knowledge of the beef industry.” Klaers is open to talking to groups about the beef industry. He can be reached at 507964-5464. Klaers is a member of the Rush River Rushers 4-H Club and the Sibley East FFA. He is the son of Pat and Sandy Klaers, rural Arlington. The family raises about 20 head of cattle on their farm located five miles south of Arlington.
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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: 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 M O R T G A G E : 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 M O R T G A G E : 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
REQUEST FOR BIDS
The City of Arlington is receiving sealed bids for the remodeling of its City Services/Tech Center Building at 312 West Alden Street. The work will consist of a complete internal remodeling of the building (including windows and doors and lighting) so the building can be converted into a Public Safety Center. The bids should be in a lump sum (not-to-exceed) amount, and should include individual prices for the various sections listed in the “scope of work.” Specifications and plans, along with a “scope of work” for the project are on file at City Hall or can be viewed on the City’s website at www.arlingtonmn.com. There will be a public walkthrough of the building for those interested in bidding on the work on Thursday, December 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bidders who have not conducted a walkthrough of the building will not be considered. The City Council of Arlington will receive sealed bids that follow the specifications listed until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Sealed bids should be labeled as “City Services Building Remodel” and should be sent to: City of Arlington, Attn: City Administrator, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN 55307. All bids must be signed by the individual and should include a proof of license and liability insurance. Bidders should be able to start work within thirty (30) days after award of Contract. All bids shall become property of the City. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids, and to award the bid to the vendor that is the most responsible bidder and is in the best interest of the City. Bids will be opened and read aloud at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in the Council Chambers at the Community Center, 204 Shamrock Drive. Questions? Contact City Hall at (507) 964-2378.
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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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ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (WELS), Arlington Bruce Hannemann, Pastor WEBSITE: www.stpaularlington.com EMAIL: Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul arlington.com Saturday, December 1: 12:00 p.m. Bethlehem Express. Sunday, December 2: 8:45 a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Family Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion. Christmas bag door offering. Monday, December 3: 7:00 p.m. Elders’ meeting. Tuesday, December 4: 10:00 a.m. Good Samaritan service. 7:00 p.m. Daily Bible readers. Wednesday, December 5: 2:00 p.m. Bible study. 3:45 p.m. Public school confirmation class. 5:30 p.m. Advent supper. 7:00 p.m. Advent service. 8:00 p.m. Choir practice Thursday, December 5: 10:00 a.m. Bulletin information due. 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Service on cable TV, channel 8. 6:30 p.m. Worship Committee. 7:00 p.m. Ladies night out. GAYLORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gaylord Bob Holmbeck, Pastor Sunday, December 2: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service with Communion. 1:15 p.m. Oak Terrace services - Christmas caroling. Come help us sing unto our Lord. Wednesday, December 5: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible classes. 8:00 p.m. Youth focused. ORATORY OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE Jessenland 507-248-3550 Fr. Sam Perez Thursday: Weekly Mass at 5:00 p.m. ST. MARY, MICHAEL AND BRENDAN AREA FAITH COMMUNITY Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor Friday, November 30: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Bre). Saturday, December 1: 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. Johnny Cash tribute fundraiser - St. Arthur ’s KC Council - Main Street Hall in Arlington. Sunday, December 2: 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, December 3: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and AlaNon (Mar). Tuesday, December 4: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). Wednesday, December 5: 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 Christmas program practice (Mic). 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. high religious education (Mar and Mic). Thursday, December 6: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass (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 Saturday, December 1: 9:00 a.m. Decorate for Advent/Christmas season. Sunday, December 2: 9:00 a.m. Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship. Wednesday, December 5: 6:00 p.m. Advent supper. 7:00 p.m. Advent worship. Thursday, December 6: 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, December 2: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Choir practice after worship. Wednesday, December 5: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Catechism class. Thursday, December 6: 6:30 p.m. Women’s Guild. EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH 107 W. Third St., Winthrop Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier 507-647-5777, Parsonage 507-647-3739 www.wincov.org Saturday, December 1: 6:00 p.m. Men’s wild game feed. Sunday, December 2: 9:30 a.m. Worship with Communion. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. Wednesday, December 5: 9:00 a.m. Prayer coffee. 6:00 p.m. AWANA. 7:30-9:00 p.m. Senior high youth group. Thursday, December 6: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study. 6:00 p.m. MOPS. 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, December 2: 10:00 a.m. Family Worship with Communion. Hanging of the greens. 11:00 a.m. Confirmation. 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Henderson Holiday Showcase at Henderson Event Center/Roadhaus. Tuesday, December 4: 7:00 p.m. Budget and Finance meeting. Wednesday, December 5: 7:00 p.m. HS Faith Formation. Thursday, December 6: 2:00 p.m. Women’s Guild. PEACE LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor Sunday, December 2: 8:10 a.m. Sunday school. 9:15 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday, December 5: 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, December 2: 8:00 a.m. Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. 10:00 a.m. Sunday school and fellowship. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Living Nativity. Tuesday, December 4: 1:00 p.m. ZCW Thursday group setup for Community Christmas Program. 5:30 p.m. ZCW Tuesday group potluck at church. Wednesday, December 5: 3:45 p.m. 7th and 9th grade confirmation. 4:30 p.m. 8th grade confirmation. 7:00 p.m. ZCW Community Christmas Program - “Sounds of the Season’. Thursday, December 6: 7:00 p.m. ZCW Thursday group Christmas party potluck at church. 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 29: 1:00 or 7:00 p.m. Women’s study of “David” 6:30 p.m. men’s Bible study of “First Timothy” at Dave Gustafson’s home. Friday, November 30: 7:00 p.m. Float decorating at Clarke’s. Sunday, December 2: 10:00 a.m. Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship service with Lord’s Supper. Potluck lunch to follow. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Living Nativity at the fairgrounds. Wednesday, December 5: 7:00 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 wwwarlingtonunited methodist.org Saturday, December 1: 8:00 a.m. A-Men men’s group. Sunday, December 2: 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. 10:10 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, December 4: 6:30 p.m. Worship team. Wednesday, December 5: 7:00 p.m. Search and rescue study; choir. 8:00 p.m. Worship. Thursday, December 6; 10:00 a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Worship on cable TV. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible study.
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Grace Notes Trio to usher in the Christmas season
The Grace Notes Trio will present “Sounds of the Seasons,” a holiday performance for the Community Christmas gathering at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. This female vocal group, which is from the south metro area, loves to sing, laugh and share all of the favorite classics for the season. They have been singing together for over 12 years and are thrilled to see the joy their singing brings to people. The evening will include many Christmas classics and a few great tunes from the 1940’s and 1950’s. The event is free, but donations will be accepted for the local Community Assistance Fund. Everyone is invited to attend and help usher in the Christmas season with great music, merriment and memories.
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SENIOR DINING Call 326-3401 for a meal Monday: Turkey casserole, peas, tropical fruit, bread with margarine, bar, low fat milk. Tuesday: Chili, pear sauce, lettuce with dressing, crackers with margarine, sherbet, low fat milk. Wednesday: Baked chicken, baked potato, squash, bread with margarine, gelatin with fruit and whipped topping, low fat milk. Thursday: Meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread with margarine, fruit crisp, low fat milk. Friday: Crumb topped fish, whole potatoes, Prince William vegetables, bread with margarine, pie, 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: Muffin, cheese stick, juice, milk. Tuesday: Cereal, seeds, fruit cup, milk. Wednesday: Waffle, juice, milk. Thursday: Gripz, yogurt, juice, milk. Friday: Mini cinnis, 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: Chicken strips, hash brown potatoes, peas, strawberries, whole grain bread slice. Tuesday: Chow mein, noodles, rice, pineapple, fortune cookie. Wednesday: California burger, french fries, lettuce, tomato, mayo, pickle, fruit. Thursday: Oven baked chicken, seasoned potato halves, cranberries, glazed carrots, mixed fruit, whole grain bread slice. Friday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, romaine lettuce, carrot and celery stix, pear slices, bread stick. 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: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, oven fries, diced pears, whole grain bread. Tuesday: Mostaccoli, romaine salad, green beans, mandarin oranges, bread stick. Wednesday: Chicken patty on whole grain bun, potato wedges, squash, pineapple. Thursday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peach slice, whole grain bread slice. Friday: Chili with crackers, quesadillas, veggie stix, warm apple slices.
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2000 Buick Le Sa bre Cus tom, 104,000 miles, black exterior, gray interior, very clean car, many miles left on 3800 motor. $4,850. (320) 328-5944. New 95% Goodman gas furnace with new Focus Pro 6000 thermostat installed for only $2,100. J&R Plumb ing, Heat ing, AC, Lester Prairie, MN. Licensed, bonded, insured. (320) 510-5035.
Job Opportunities...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington is seeking the following positions:
• Resource Certified Nursing Assistant: Evenings/nights includes weekends. Accepting non-certified, willing to train. • RN/LPN Resource Charge Nurse, all shifts.
Houses
Want To Rent
Young farmer looking for productive farm land for 2013 and beyond. Competitive rates and references. Call Austin Blad at (320) 221-3517.
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.
Lawn, Garden
For sale by owner: Country home on 1 acre lot. 4BR, 3BA, split level, 2-car at tached ga rage, large fam i ly room with wood burn ing fireplace, 3 outbuildings, off Highway 15 SW of Brown ton. (320) 587-7746. Arlington 2+ BR, 2BA, new kitchen and bath, heated garage, $75,000. CD possible. (952) 486-3342.
SERVICES Misc. Service
Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
Click on Job Opportunities in left column, then Job Openings in right column.
EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted
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.
Frosty’s Magic comes alive at This Old House Gift Shop, Highway 5 SW, Arlington, with beautiful handmade gifts, felt ed purs es, wool mittens, pottery, fur Santas pocket scarves, Christ mas and gar den decor and more! Ornaments person al ized FREE start ing at 3/$5.99. Open 7 days a week. (507) 964-5990.
For more information, call Tiffany Brockhoff, Human Resource Director at 507-964-2251 or email:
tbrockof@good-sam.com
AA/EOE, EOW/H.M/F/Vet/Handicap Drug-Free Workplace
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RENTAL Apartment
CUS TOM LOG SAW ING- Cut your place or ours. Give Virgil a call. Schau er Con struc tion, Inc. (320) 864-4453.
Caring can be a job, a career, ... Or a way of life.
Miscellaneous
Min ne so ta Twins sea son tick ets for 2013 sea son. Sec tion 121 seats. Package includes 2 seats. 5, 10 or 15 game packages available. Contact Rick at (952) 2246331 for more information. 2BR Apartment with garage, water/sewer/garbage included. $300 off 6 month lease. $600 off year lease, New Au burn (320) 3272928. WHEN LIFE IS A PARTY... www.theurbanexpress.com or call Dina (612) 940-2184 to re serve bus today. Two buses available for wed ding, busi ness, bachelor(ette)’s, sport ing, etc. Glencoe business, DOT 375227. Plastic repair. Don’t throw it. Let me weld it. Call Mike, Bird Island, anytime (320) 579-0418. Newly remodeled apartments for rent in Renville. Water, heat, garbage included. New appliances, air conditioners. (320) 5643351.
Winter’s on it’s way! Find all the warmth you need at AmberField Place Apartments
55+ Senior Independent Living
Located in Arlington & Winthrop 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available
Incredible Move-In Special. Seniors Only! “Conveniently connected to local clinic and hospital. 55+ “Enjoy your private entrance Independent living with a
and screened porch” touch of kindness.”
Produce, Meat
Ducks and geese for sale, pan ready. $3.50/lb. (507) 248-3554.
Wanted To Buy
JUNK BATTERIES WANTED We buy used batteries and lead weights. Paying top dollar for junk bat ter ies. Pay ing $8 to $24/bat tery. We pick up. Call 800-7772243. Ask for Dana.
Available Immediately...
One 1-Bedroom Apartment
All utilities, except electric Income based Must be 62 or older or handicapped
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Call today! 800-873-1736
skunz@amberfieldplace.com www.amberfieldplace.com
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• No Application Fee • $300 Deposit • 1st & 13th Month FREE • Arlington Senior Site ONLY
It doesn’t get any better than this!
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HELP WANTED - DRIVERS
WANTED COMPANY DRIVERS & owner operators, have lease purchase programs. Also wanted brokerage dispatcher. Please call J-Mar Enterprises, Inc. Gene Peterson 701/277-0039 DRIVER $0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid for any portion you qualify for: safety production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months current OTR exp. 800/414-9569 www.driveknight.com
AUCTIONS
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AUTOS WANTED
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