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Volume 130 • Number 23 • Thursday, December 12, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Rural Arlington home is destroyed in blaze
By Kurt Menk Editor A rural Arlington home was destroyed in a fire at 5:26 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, according to Arlington Fire Chief John Zaske. The Roger Horstman home and attached garage were fully engulfed in flames when the Arlington Fire Department arrived at the scene along 441st Avenue about 10 miles northwest of Arlington. Fire departments from Green Isle, Gaylord, New Auburn and Glencoe were also called to the scene and provided mutual aid. Horstman was not at home at the time of the fire, Zaske said. All signs of the fire lead to a wood stove in the breezeway area, according to Zaske. The fire is under investigation by the Minnesota Fire Marshal, he said. Firefighters, who were on the scene for over 6 1/2 hours, used approximately 40,000 gallons of water and battled the blaze in temperatures that reached 14 degrees below zero, according to Zaske. He added that 26 of 28 members of the Arlington Fire Department were present at the fire. Volunteers from the American Red Cross also responded to the blaze and were able to provide for immediate emergency needs. The Sibley County Highway Department, Sibley County Sheriff ’s Department and Sibley County Air Van also assisted at the scene. Prior to the fire, the Arlington Fire Department responded to a false alarm at the Jeff Klaers shop which is located at the intersection of Highway 5 and 401st Avenue, according to Zaske. A passing motorist reportedly called in the fire, but the smoke turned out to be from a remote wood burner, Zaske said. After about 10 minutes on the scene, the Arlington Fire Department was enroute back to the Fire Hall when the call came in about the Horstman house fire.
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Arli-Dazzle Festivities
Despite the cold weather, the various Arli-Dazzle activities were well attended on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Top Photo) This float was sponsored by the Green Isle Lions Club in the Arli-Dazzle Parade. (Bottom Photo) A number of children had the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at the Arlington Community Center. Left to right: Mrs. Claus, Atley Strack, Alivia Strack and Santa Claus. Atley and Alivia are the children of Dave and Jennifer Strack, Arlington. They are the grandchildren of Harlen and Barb Krueger, Arlington.
Christina DeLeon arrested in Clark County, Nevada
By Kurt Menk Arlington resident Christina DeLeon, who already faces four felony charges in connection with the death of her eight-month-old son, was arrested and taken into custody at the Clark County Jail in Nevada, according to Assistant Sibley County Attorney Don Lannoye. DeLeon was taken into custody around midnight on Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10, according to Lannoye A warrant for her arrest had been issued on the latest felony charge of one count of wrongfully obtaining assistance - theft. DeLeon, according to the criminal complaint, allegedly purchased seven cans of baby formula with her WIC vouchers at 12:56 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. It should be noted that the baby for whom the vouchers were meant for passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9. The purchase, which was made at Jerry’s Home Quality Foods in Arlington for a total of $132.92, was documented on video. About 90 minutes later, DeLeon allegedly posted a message on Facebook that she was selling baby formula. In addition, another warrant had been issued on the failure to comply with the previous conditions of release. The other three felony charges include one count of second degree manslaughter which carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine; one count of child neglect which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine; and one count of methamphetamine related crime involving children which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. The preliminary autopsy report indicated that the infant son had died due to drowning on Saturday, Nov. 9, according to the criminal complaint. An extradition hearing for DeLeon will be held in Nevada on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Sibley East is healthy financially, Community Service Fund struggles
By Karin Ramige Cornwell Manager Sibley East is in good financial health, Joel Stencel from Eide Bailey, the district’s accounting firm, told the board at the last regular board meeting. The revenues exceeded expenses in both the general and food service funds. expenses. General fund expenses dropped by over $700,000 from the previous year. Part of the high expenses in 2012 were the iPad leases. The largest source of revenue to the general fund, just over 80 percent, is from state funding, with the remaining 20 percent from federal and local sources. The biggest expense to the general fund (75.99 percent) is salary and wages and employee benefits. It was also noted that the amount owed by the State of Minnesota to Sibley East is decreasing from the funding shifts of a couple of years ago. The state owes the district $1,491,785, down from $3,383,200 as of June 2012. in the 2013 fiscal year were $679,891.
Community Service Fund
The Community Service fund expenses at Sibley East continue to exceed revenue. Two big components of the Community Service Fund are the indoor pool in Arlington and Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE).
General Fund
In the general fund, the revenues of $12,138,608 exceeded the $12,103,029 in
Food Service Fund
Though revenue in the food service fund decreased from 720,565 to $681,374, so did the expenses. Total expenses
Sibley East
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County mental health advisory council reiterates familiar concerns
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent The annual report to the Sibley County Commissioners by the Mental Health Local Advisory Council had a familiar ring to it as the primary issues of concern remain. Representatives from the council updated the county board about advocating for those living with mental illness at the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Keith Pfarr, a case manager and member of the advisory council, said the mission is “to educate ourselves and those in the communities about local mental health issues, plus monitor available services in our area.” Kathy Franke, a council member who works with community support, told commissioners that local needs are not different from past yearly updates. “Transportation continues to be at the top of our list,” said Franke. “We do appreciate the county transit system; however, it does not run on evenings and weekends. We are finding it harder and more difficult to get rides at the times that our consumers need them, whether it is for a medical appointment or to get to activities at the clubhouse.” Finding affordable housing options is also a need. Franke said it is increasingly more difficult to find housing for individuals, especially those who have a criminal background or have some behavioral issues. “People who need supervised living environments do not have many options due to the cost or the lack of facilities that have the expertise or lack willingness to work with challenging behaviors,” added Franke. “We need ways to fund supervised living that is more than just group residential housing.” The area of urgent care is also seen as an area of need. Franke said, “We see urgent care as urgent, meaning we need to get a client in to see a psychologist very quickly in order to help maintain their mental health and avoid hospitalization. However, lately we are told we cannot get into the doctor for up to three weeks. For many of us that is way too long of a wait.” A reason cited by Franke to why the county continues to have the same mental health needs is because they cannot be met under the current funding system. As a way to get the point across and show the stigma associated with mental illness, the council showed a video to commissioners. The short video involved a talk by a 19-year-old named Kevin Breel who shared his struggle with depression. It can be found on line at Ted.com. The following are excerpts from the video: “The popular misconception is that depression is being sad when something goes wrong and that it is a natural human emotion. Real depression is being sad when everything in your life is going right.” “No one is talking about depression, but we need to be, because it is a massive problem. We don’t see it, so we don’t see the severity of it. Every 30 seconds someone in the world takes their own life because of depression. The tendency as a society is to say so what, it is their problem.” “It was my problem when I was suicidal. You would only see the football captain and honor roll student. I sat on the bed one night beside a bottle of pills and came this close to doing it. It makes me one of the lucky ones who looks down off the ledge, but does not jump.” “I suffer from depression, living two different lives. Beneath my light was dark. I feared myself, my truth, vul-
Sibley County
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News Briefs
Accident south of Arlington
A head-on collision with injuries reportedly occurred along Highway 19 near County Road 17 south of Arlington at 7:39 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. An eastbound Freightliner Cascadia 113 driven by Daniel Garza, 38, Pearland, Texas, and a westbound 1995 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Arvin K. Latchman, Gaylord collided head-on, according to the report. Latchman was transported by the Arlington Ambulance to the Sibley Medical Center, Arlington, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, the report said. Garza did not suffer any apparent injury. The Arlington Fire Department, Arlington Police Department and Sibley County Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene.
Crash just outside of Arlington
A two-vehicle accident reportedly occurred along Highway 5 just southeast of Arlington at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, according to the Arlington Police Department and Arlington Fire Department. Specific details about the accident were unavailable from the Minnesota State Patrol.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Peace Poster Contest
The Arlington Lions Club and Green Isle Lions Club recently sponsored a Peace Poster Contest at the Sibley East Junior High School in Gaylord. Left to right: Green Isle Lions Club member Maynard Rucks, sixth grader Alexis Stock (first place), sixth grader Julia Moreno (third place) and Arlington Lions Club member and Peace Poster Contest Chairperson Eunice Rucks. Missing from the photo is sixth grader Donnae Morton (second place).
Crash in Arlington on Dec. 7
A two-vehicle accident reportedly occurred at the intersection of West Main Street and Highway 5 at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, according to the Arlington Police Department. A vehicle driven by Robert J. Anderson, 56, Arlington, and a vehicle driven by Cheryl A. Petzel, 25, rural Arlington, reportedly collided at the intersection, according to the report. There was moderate damage to the rear bumper of the Anderson vehicle, the report said. There was minimal damage to the Petzel vehicle. Specific details about the accident were unavailable from the Minnesota State Patrol.
Sibley County Continued from page 1
nerability and was forced into a corner where there is one way out. You don’t beat it once and it is gone forever like chicken pox.” “What I feared the most is the stigma from others. So you hold it in and hide it. Unfortunately, we live in a world where when you break your arm people run over to sign the cast. But if I say I am depressed, they run the other way. The world does not understand mental health. It is the least discussed, put in a corner, hoping it will fix itself.” “The first step in solving any problem is realizing there is one. The solution has to start with me and you and people hidden in shadows, building a world where we accept ourselves. Depression is society’s deep cut with a band aid. Depression is seen as ok. You are sick not weak. It is an issue, not an identity.” “We must learn to love ourselves for who we are, not what the world wants us to be. If you think true strength is never showing any weakness, you are wrong. Stop stigma, silence and taboos. Start talking. The only way to beat a problem people are battling alone is by standing strong together.” After the video, County Commissioner Jim Swanson said, “When there is an issue involving guns and violence, we say it is a mental health issue. But we never ask what is being done about it.”
Christmas wreath is stolen
A Christmas wreath was reportedly stolen from the backyard of the Connie Seeman residence along the 200 block of East Adams Street in Arlington sometime after 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, according to the Arlington Police Department. The bumper was also cracked on a 2000 Chevrolet Impala which was parked in front of the garage, according to the report. Damage to the bumper is estimated at $400 or less while the value of the wreath is $27.
Sibley East Continued from page 1
The $284,274 in expenses in the Community Service fund for the year exceed the $235,182 by $46,092. The overall balance in the Community Service Fund increased for the year after a $60,000 transfer from the general fund. Changes in state funding for Early Childhood Education will help the fund going forward.
Truth In Taxation
The Sibley East School Board will host its annual Truth-in-Taxation hearing at
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The Sibley East choirs, under the direction of Lenore Strouth, will perform a holiday concert in the large gymnasium at the Arlington school site at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. The concert will feature the Sophomore Choir, Concert Choir and Show Choir as well as various soloists and ensembles. Music selections consist of many holiday favorites.
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Thursday, December 12: Golden Age Club, Senior Citizens Building at Four Seasons Park, noon luncheon. Followed by meeting and entertainment. Monday, December 16: Arlington City Council, council chambers, 6:30 p.m. Sibley East School Board, room 149, Arlington Campus, 6:30 p.m. VFW Post 6031 Veterans Building at the fair grounds, 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 17: Knights of Columbus, St. Mary's Parish Hall, 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 18: Arlington Fire and Rescue, 7:00 p.m. meeting MAIN BANK Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru) DRIVE THRU Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
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Chamber decides to discontinue its summer celebration next year
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, during its final regular monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, decided to discontinue the Town & Country Days celebration in 2014. The Chamber had received the recommendation from an informal group which had recently met to discuss the celebration. A formal vote was not taken by the Chamber at the meeting. The Chamber plans to take a year off and explore other ideas and options for a summer event. In other business, the Chamber unanimously approved a motion to elect a new slate of officers for 2014. The officers will be Todd Sandburg, president; Kevin Lindstrand, vice president; Tiffany Brockhoff, secretary; Justin Davis, board member at large; and Terry Klages, webmaster. The treasurer position is still open. Interested people who would like to serve as treasurer can contact Sandburg or any Chamber officer.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Partnership With GAC
Lynnea (Piotter) Myers, Assistant Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College (GAC) and a 2001 graduate of the Sibley East Senior High School, continues to include the Sibley Health Sciences classes as part of her public health rotation for her nursing students. They have been in the health occupations classes a handful of times this quarter and arrived last week with simulation mannequins This is the second year of the education partnership. Left to right: Kayla Charter, Austin Hahn and Racheal Kamps. Myers is pictured in the back.
Santa is coming to Green Isle on Saturday morning, Dec. 14
Santa Claus is coming to Green Isle from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will be held in the Community Room. Kids will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and receive a goodie bag. In addition, there will be free fire truck rides, cookies and hot chocolate. Parents, don’t forget to bring your camera. The event is sponsored by the Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club, Green Isle American Legion, Green Isle Fire Department and Green Isle Lions Club.
Local wellness efforts receive boost from a Statewide Health Improvement Program grant
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently announced that it has awarded $480,216 in Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) funds for two years to Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services (MMS CHS). These funds will support community-wide efforts to improve health though increasing the availability of active living, healthy eating and tobaccofree environments. “SHIP is a great opportunity to work on some of the key risk factors that cause chronic disease,” said Allie Freidrichs, MMS CHS Director. “With SHIP, we are excited to partner with a variety of sectors, including our local schools, worksites, child care sites, health care facilities, and communities.” Launched in 2008 as part of Minnesota’s bipartisan health reform effort, SHIP works to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives while building healthy, vital communities. SHIP encourages healthy eating, active living and avoiding commercial tobacco by working with school, communities, workplaces, and healthcare to make healthy choices easier. Statewide, the 2013 legislature supported SHIP with $35 million for fiscal year 2014 and 2015, and now SHIP funding will be available statewide once again. When SHIP began four years ago, it was statewide with $47 million over two years; however, in 2012 and 2013 SHIP received a 70 percent cut and included only about half the state. “We are excited that we can continue the work of helping people have access to healthy living,” Freidrichs said. MMS CHS will be able to begin new projects across the region, while continuing its existing community health improvement work, such as: • Supporting development and/or enhancement of local farmers markets • Supporting worksites in creating an environment that makes it easy for their employees to make healthy choices while at work • Supporting schools in serving fresh, locally grown foods in their cafeterias from either school gardens or local growers “We know from research that to really make a real, long-lasting change in the rates of physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco exposure and use, we need to help communities make it easier for their people to succeed,” says Michelle Larson, Interim Director for the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives, the home for SHIP at MDH. “That is why working with communities has been a cornerstone of SHIP since its inception.” Grants were awarded to community health boards across Minnesota, which are made up of one or more counties and cities. MMS CHS received an “implementation” grant, allowing MMS CHS to build on its existing health improvement work. “We are thrilled to continue our work we started four years ago. SHIP has meant a lot to our community, and we know we have only just begun,” said Mary Bachman, MMS SHIP coordinator. For more information about SHIP, visit www.health.state-.mn.us/ship or www.mms-healthycommunities.org.
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Our View: Volunteer firefighters and ambulance personnel sometimes taken for granted
An inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The same inscription could be written for volunteer firefighters and ambulance personnel in the communities of Arlington and Green Isle. These men and women are often called into service during all types of weather and at all hours of the day and night. The Arlington Fire Department and Green Isle Fire Department, for example, battled a house fire in 14-degree below zero weather for 6 1/2 hours last Friday night. The Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Area Ambulance Service were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident in frigid temperatures just one night later. The communities of Arlington and Green Isle, along with the surrounding townships, have always supported their fire departments and ambulance service at various fundraisers, but citizens sometimes take these volunteers for granted. Residents frequently hear and talk about the big accident or fire, but seldom realize the number of training hours and other tasks performed by these volunteers behind the scenes. These duties are usually performed on their time away from their regular jobs and their families. These volunteer firefighters and ambulance personnel perform their duties with a great deal of pride and professionalism. They volunteer their services because they want to help their community and the surrounding area. Local and area citizens are encouraged to recognize and thank these volunteers for their dedicated service. They are, after all, the great protectors of both communities and the surrounding area in all types of weather and all hours of the day and night. -K.M.
The Superintendent’s Note Pad
Sibley East drafts strategic road map
By Jim Amsden Superintendent I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the American Education Week Banquet and the Sibley East staff who worked so hard to make it a memorable evening. Congratulations to all of the student, staff, and community honorees. It is so inspirational to see, and hear about, the great work these people do on a daily basis. Their success is a true testament to the communities and the people that shaped their experiences. District representatives from the teaching staff, administration, and school board recently attended four training sessions on developing a district wide strategic plan. The planning process led to a Strategic Road Map Draft to be shared with district residents and stakeholders. This document outlines a mission (core purpose), vision (what we commit to create in schools and community), core values (drivers of words and actions), and strategic directions (focused allocation of resources). The Board and District leaders will share this document to gain public input over the next month. You may view the document at (http://www.sibleyeast.org/page/4291). If you have comments or suggestions for the Board please feel free to contact a Board member or myself. Finally, Preston Euerle, President/CEO of RA Morton Construction Managers, met with community members and leaders from across our district on November 14th. He outlined how a strong community task force could be assembled to evaluate and make recommendations concerning District facilities. The task force would need to look at issues and proposals for 8-12 months prior to another attempt at a referendum. A strong community task force consists of 25-30 people representing cross sections of all three communities. Task force members would need to commit to approximately 7-10 meetings spaced 2-3 weeks apart and lasting approximately 1.5-2.0 hours. The group should contain 1-2 board members 5 other district representatives and the remaining 20-23 spots should come from district business leaders, rural residents/agriculture, senior citizens, district parents, and student representatives. These people would serve as representatives of community members and would share information across all groups. If you would like to serve in this capacity contact a Board member or myself. Please feel free to see me at the district office in Arlington, call 507964-8224, or email jamsden@sibley-east.k12.mn.us if you have comments, questions, or concerns regarding Sibley East Schools. Have a wonderful holiday season.
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Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to the following local and area residents compliments of the Arlington Lions Club Community Calendar. Friday, December 13 Cindy Wyatt and Duane Duenow. Saturday, December 14 Amanda Hellermann, Brenda Reinert, Penny Luepke, Ross Kellermeier, Shannon Eckert and Wyatt Huso. Sunday, December 15 Austin Gieseke, Haley Cameron, Sandy Monahan, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schultz. Monday, December 16 In Memory Of Cecelia Dietel, Caleb Dose, Mackenzie Bade, Rita Melsha and Todd Sunvold. Tuesday, December 17 In Memory Of Marion Schuft, Alexander McKinnon, Jonathan Wills, Kathryn Schumacher, Marilyn Ronning, Mark Pauly, Dr. and Mrs. Mike McCarthy, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Kistner, and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rose. Wednesday, December 18 In Memory Of Marilyn Pepper, Bill Pinske, Stephanie St. John, Mr. and Mrs. Bjorn Burnevik, and Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lieske. Thursday, December 19 Bernice Lieske, Bob Pieschke, Dustin Roth, Holly Swanson, Mike Dose, Orville Leslie, Teresa Campa, Wade Mesenbring, and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Smart. ***** While watching a movie recently, a man couldn't hear the dialogue over the chatter of the two women sitting in front of him. Unable to bear it any longer, he tapped one of them on the shoulder. “Excuse me,” the man said, “I can't hear.” “I should hope not,” the woman replied sharply. “This is a private conversation!” ***** Eight-year-old Sally brought her report card home from school. Her grades were good — mostly A’s and a couple of B’s. However, her teacher had written across the bottom: “Sally is a smart little girl, but she has one fault. She talks too much in school. I have an idea I am going to try, which I think may break her of the habit.” Sally’s dad signed her report card, putting a note on the back: “Sally gets it from her mother. Please let me know if your idea works.” ***** At a wedding rehearsal, the minister told the father of the bride, “As you give your daughter’s hand to the bridegroom, you should say something nice to him.” The father, a grocery store manager, took the advice. During the wedding ceremony, he placed the bride’s hand on his son-in-law’s arm and said, “No deposit, no return.” ***** A man was interviewing for a job. The interviewer said, “In this job we need someone who is responsible.” “I'm the one you want,” the man replied. "At my last job every time anything went wrong, they said I was responsible.” ***** A man went to his lawyer and said, “I would like to make a will but I don't know exactly how to go about it.” The lawyer said, “No problem, leave it all to me.” Astonished, he replied, “Well I knew you were going to take the biggest slice, but I'd like to leave a little to my children too!” ***** A mission statement is defined as “a long, awkward sentence that demonstrates management's inability to think clearly.” All good companies have one. ***** My brother is a terrible musician. The other day he asked my sister if she had heard his last recital. She replied: “I certainly hope so.”
Letter To The Editor
Democrats are quick to take victory lap
To The Editor, Earlier this month, the Minnesota Management and Budget Office released their November economic and budget forecast, giving an update on tax revenues through the first few months of the 2014-2015 budget cycle. The news was encouraging, but comes with some caveats. Minnesota currently has a surplus of about $1 billion. That represents greaterthan-expected tax collections from various sources, particularly from corporate and income tax collections. The good news is that the surplus allows the legislature to pay back the remaining school shift balance. Once the revenue totals are official in February, schools will be paid back in full. Democrats were quick to take a victory lap, claiming credit for this encouraging news, and attributing it to their tax-and-spend budget they passed last session. However, the GOP budget generated $3 billion dollars of new tax revenue without raising taxes. The DFL raised about $2.5 billion in taxes and fees and have only a projected $1 billion dollar surplus yet the GOP budget generated more new tax revenue through reforms and restraining the growth of government than the DFL tax-and-spend agenda. The reality is that Minnesota's economy was on the upswing before the DFL majority budget even began. Minnesota's unemployment rate has dropped steadily over the past couple of years, and Minnesota has recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession. In addition, it's too early to judge what the impact of the Democrats' multi-billion dollar tax-and-spend spree will be since it just took effect in July. Already we're seeing troubling signs. Cargill, one of the great Fortune 500 companies here in Minnesota, opted earlier this year to expand their operation in Colorado, rather than Minnesota. Last month, another Fortune 500 company, SpartanNash, announced they were moving their headquarters <http://www.examiner.com/article/another-fortune-500company-leaves-minnesota> to Western Michigan, citing "the positive business climate taking hold in Michigan, including a more favorable tax environment." These are good-paying jobs that support families leaving Minnesota due to our less-than-friendly business environment. We need to be taking steps to lure more companies from Fortune 500's all the way down to local small businesses, rather than driving them away. Glenn Gruenhagen State Representative District 18B
Guest Column
Why can’t Congress aim higher?
By Lee H. Hamilton Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a December 13 deadline to produce, well, something. For weeks, we’ve been told to keep expectations low. There’ll be no “grand bargain,” negotiators say. Commentators believe that even the narrowest agreement will be a signal achievement. So here’s my question: Doesn’t that seem like an awfully low bar to you? Yes, I know. The atmosphere on Capitol Hill is poisonous. The two parties — even the various factions within the parties — can barely stand to be in a room with each other. Expecting a sizable budget accomplishment from Congress right now is like expecting water from a rock. It would take a miracle. Yet there are consequences to not producing an agreement capable of clarifying fiscal affairs. Right now, government agencies cannot plan ahead; they can’t consider long-term projects; they have trouble with staffing; they can’t set priorities; they’re forced to fund programs that have outlived their usefulness and
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Sibley County Choral Society to present Christmas concert
The Sibley County Choral Society will present “Sing We Now Of Christmas” at three area churches this weekend. The concert will feature Christmas selections and spirituals. The first concert will be held at the United Church of Christ in Gaylord at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. The second concert will be held at St. Paul’s UCC in Henderson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The third concert will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The Sibley County Choral Society is directed by Robyn Woods. The accompanist is Cathy Probst.
Entries to be received until Friday, Jan. 24 for KC Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest
All young people ages eight through 14 are invited to participate in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. Students are encouraged to develop an original poster and slogan idea designed to discourage their peers from experimenting with drugs and alcohol. The Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest will be an annual competition with winning entries progressing to local, district, state and international levels of competition. There will be a division for youngsters ages eight to 11 and a division for youngsters ages 12 to 14. All contestants will be recognized for their participation. For entry forms or additional information, contact Mike Feterl at 507-964-8299. The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in over 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights and their families donated 70 million volunteer hours and $154 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families, pro-life and young people.
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Toys For Tots
The Good Samaritan Society - Arlington has collected approximately 100 toys and cash for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots. Left to right: Administrative Assistant Bethany Trout, Community Relations Director Tiffany Brockhoff and Haggenmiller Lumber representative Andrea Haggenmiller. The deadline to donate toys and cash is Wednesday, Dec. 18
95 Years Ago
December 12, 1918 Louis Kill, Editor On Monday of this week a deal was closed through which Dr. M. E. Bushey sold his pasture adjoining the village to Ed Kleist. The land consists of about 55 acres, including several lots, and sold for $8,000. Martin and Edward Bullert have been busy the past week with their corn sheller outfit shelling the 5,000 bushels of corn and loading it into cars belonging to Dan Sweeney, which was cribbed near the depot in Green Isle. The August Schell and John Hauenstein Brewing Companies of New Ulm, which have been in business in that city for a period of 58 and 54 years respectively, discontinued the manufacture of beer on December 1st in compliance with the mandate of the Food Administration. Births: Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Darkow of this village, Saturday, December 7th, a boy. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. George Bandelin of Arlington Township, Tuesday, December 10th, a girl. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kube of Arlington Township, Friday, December 5, a son. corps in the South Pacific area for the past year and half, has been wounded and is now in a hospital overseas. LeRoy stated, in a letter to his parents dated December 6, that he was wounded in the right knee, but the injury was healing and he expected to be back with his outfit (the 2nd Marines) in a short time. The letter did not state where the action took place in which he was wounded, but it is presumed to be the recent fight on Tarawa Island. Sgt. Pinske was with the marines who landed on Guadalcanal and drove the Japs off the island, and later fought on the island of Tulagi. Fred A. Lieske will dispose of his personal property at auction next Tuesday, December 12, on the farm located 10 miles southeast of Arlington. Mr. Lieske has a herd of Holstein cattle, good horses, complete line of machinery, hogs, feed, poultry and other equipment. The sale will be in charge of Auctioneers Pinske & Reichert, and the Arlington State Bank will do the clerking. money and provides children an excellent service. Volunteer people would be asked to give general assistance to the librarian in book return, check outs, catalog, and perhaps reading to small groups of children. Saturday, December 14, will be Santa Claus Day in Arlington. Santa will be at the Lido Theater and will hand out bags of goodies for all the children. Free movies will be shown at 1 p.m and again at 2:30 p.m. Santa Claus Day is sponsored by the Arlington Commercial Club. Showing at the Lido Theater December 12-14: Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter and December 15-17: Petulia.
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cannot fund programs they know are necessary. And that’s just the federal bureaucracy. Contractors and people who depend on federal spending can’t plan, either. Our economy can’t achieve liftoff, and millions of ordinary Americans remain mired by its slow growth. Washington faces tough choices about spending, taxes, and entitlements, and Congress isn’t making them. Things are not wholly bleak. Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the lead House negotiator, and Democrat Patty Murray of Washington, who heads up the Senate team, have been working at least to address the sequester. As you’ll recall, this is the draconian set of across-theboard budget cuts put in place in 2011. At first, many agencies were able to defer maintenance, spend money they’d squirreled away, and cut staff by attrition. This next year will be much tougher: agencies are out of easy options, and defense spending faces an immense, $21 billion cut. That will be felt in every congressional district in the country, given how adept the Defense Department has been at spreading its largesse around. Not surprisingly, pressure is coming from both sides of the aisle to ease the impact. The sequester is a cleaver, cutting good and bad government spending without rhyme or reason. If congressional negotiators can take a smarter approach, that’s all to the good. But if they’re going to do that, shouldn’t they address the real problems? The country needs gradual deficit reduction that avoids disrupting the economy or harming the vulnerable. It needs reforms to Social Security and Medicare that put them on a solid footing for decades to come. These are daunting challenges, but Congress’s toolbox is hardly empty. It could limit itemized tax deductions, increase Medicare premiums for the well-to-do, place caps on spending, shave federal employee benefits to bring them in line with the private sector, increase government fees, sell public assets, put more of the wireless spectrum up for bid, increase the Social Security contributions of higher-income earners, change the consumer price index.... There are literally scores of possibilities, none of them easy, but all of them offering adroit negotiators the chance to craft a long-term solution to problems that have beset Capitol Hill for years and held economic growth far below its potential. By addressing these issues head on, Congress could move beyond the political machinations that have deeply frustrated so many Americans, and play a constructive role in the economy: promoting growth by investment in infrastructure and basic research, providing incentives for entrepreneurship and job creation. It could create a responsible framework for reducing spending as the economy grows. It could reform a tax code that everyone agrees is broken. At some point, Congress will have to put the federal budget on “a sustainable path for the long term,” in the words of the CBO. So long as it does not, the economic consequences hurt everyone. Congressional leaders seem blissfully unconcerned about this and aim only for lowhanging fruit, but Americans know that Congress can and should do better, and are rightly tired of careening from crisis to crisis. As members of Congress continue to make politically attractive suggestions that don’t come close to achieving a lasting solution, let’s urge them to get real. It’s time for Congress to go big. 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.
20 Years Ago
December 9, 1993 Kurt Menk, Editor Sibley County recently received a $27,320 rebate from the Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust for low loss ratios for the property and casualty insurance from 1986 to 1992. Former Arlington resident Irene Sweeney was recently honored for “outstanding service to church and society” and for her efforts in connection with the $8.1 million restoration project at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah. The honor was announced earlier this year by Pope John Paul II. Sweeney was named to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Membership in the order is granted only by the Pope.
45 Years Ago
December12, 1968 Val Kill, Editor The school district is attempting to use adult volunteers in the elementary library program on an experimental basis. They would like to have an adult volunteer each morning and each afternoon for about two hours at a time. If this program is successfully implemented, the school can save taxpayers
70 Years Ago
December 16, 1943 Louis Kill, Editor Sgt. LeRoy Pinske, son of Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Pinske of Arlington, who has been in active service with the marine
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STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT PROBATECOURT DIVISION COUNTY OF SIBLEY Court File Number: 72-PR-13-48 In Re: Estate of Anna M. Kienitz Deceased ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of December, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at Gaylord, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named decedent, dated June 5, 1997 and for the appointment of William Striepe whose address is 1222 Bach Drive NW, Waverly, IA 50677 as personal administrator of the estate of the above named decedent in supervised administration, and that any objection thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, said personal administrator will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate. Upon completion of the administration, the representative shall file a final account for the allowance and shall distribute the estate to the persons thereto entitled as ordered by the Court and close the estate. Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: December 6, 2013 /s/ Thomas G. McCarthy Judge /s/ Karen K. Severts Deputy Registrarr Ross R. Arneson, Attorney 302 West Main, P.O. Box 529 Arlington, MN 55307 507-964-5753 Publish: December 12 and 19, 2013 Filing Notice Green Isle Township Notice is hereby given to residents of Green Isle Township that the filing for candidates for the Annual Election, March 11, 2014, will open December 31, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., and will close January 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The following offices are up for election: One Supervisor – Three year term One Clerk – Two year term Interested residents may file an Affidavit for Candidacy with the Township Clerk and pay the $2.00 filing fee at his residence, 37971 190 Street, Green Isle, by appointment. Call at either 507326-7721 or 952-297-4677. Norman W. Schauer Green Isle Township Clerk Publish: December 12 and 19, 2013
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Sibley East wrestlers place 3rd at Trojan Invite in New Prague
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity wrestling team posted a 2-2 mark and placed third in the Trojan Invite at New Prague on Saturday, Dec. 7. New Prague posted a 4-0 record and placed first while Cannon Falls recorded a 3-1 mark and finished second. St. Peter (1-3) and Waseca (0-4) placed fourth and fifth respectively. Sibley East will travel to Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial on Thursday night, Dec. 12. The Wolverines will host St. Peter on Friday night, Dec. 13. In addition, Sibley East will travel to Scott West on Tuesday evening, Dec. 19. Cannon Falls 34 Sibley East 32 106-pounds: Marschall Robinson (SE) decisioned Peter Pitterer (CF) 6-2. 113-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) won by a technical fall over Wyatt Johnson (CF) 18-3. 120-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) lost by a major decision to Pal Fitterer (CF) 13-0. 126-pounds: Mason Voight (SE) was decisioned by Ryan Epps (CF) 7-1. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) decisioned Keston Lopez (CF) 11-7. 138-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) decisioned Connor Rohr (CF) 2-0. 145-pounds: Quinn Riffenburg (SE) was decisioned by Hayden Strain (CF) 4-2. 152-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) pinned Cole Grossland (CF) 3:40. 160-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) won by an injury default over Devon Zier (CF). 170-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) pinned Sterling Carlson (CF) 5:50. 182-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) was pinned by Derek Johnson (CF) 2:39. 195-pounds: Sibley East forfeited this match to Nathan Melhouse (CF). 220-pounds: Cody Voight (SE) was pinned by Cooper Rohloff (CF) 5:45. 285-pounds: Jon DuFrane (SE) was pinned Clay Broze (CF) 2:25. Sibley East 45 Waseca 20 106-pounds: Marschall Robinson (SE) was pinned by Cade King (W) 3:30. 113-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) won by a technical fall over Lucas Hagel (W) 15-0. 120-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) decisioned Noah Schmidt (W) 10-6. 126-pounds: Mason Voight (SE) won by a technical fall over Sergio Garcia (W) 17-1. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) pinned Avery Emmans (W) 1:28. 138-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) won by a technical fall over Tristen Hoy (W) 150. 145-pounds: Quinn Riffenburg (SE) was decisioned by Brady Bomsta (W) 14-8. 152-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) decisioned Nathan Krohn (W) 6-2. 160-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) pinned Jack Milbrett (W) 0:38. 170-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) pinned Randy Kaupa (W) 1:08. 182-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) decisioned Jimmy Ebertowski (W) 5-2. 195-pounds: Cody Voight (SE) decisioned Levi Kuschel (W) 3-1. 220-pounds: Sibley East forfeited this match to Dylan Winegar (W). 285-pounds: Arvin Latchman (SE) was pinned by Sam Sierra (W) 2:40. Sibley East 43 St. Peter 30 106-pounds: Marschall Robinson (SE) was pinned by Wyatt Fillette (SP) 0:34. 113-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) won by a forfeit. 120-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) pinned Manny Gomez (SP) 3:19. 126-pounds: Mason Voight (SE) was pinned by Chris Pettis (SP) 3:51. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) won by a major decision over Collin Thompson (SP) 18-5. 138-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) won by a forfeit. 145-pounds: Quin Riffenburg (SE) won by a forfeit. 152-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) decisioned Steven Pettis (SP) 6-1. 160-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) pinned Bailey Kurth (SP) 5:47. 170-pounds: Sibley East and St. Peter both forfeited this match. 182-pounds: Aaron Kapke (SE) was pinned by Major Brock (SP) 0:29. 195-pounds: Sibley East forfeited this match to Matt Thies (SP). 215-pounds: Cody Voight (SE) was pinned by Travis Brock (SP) 1:45. 285-pounds: Jaden Podratz (SE) pinned Nick Milliman (SP) 3:42. New Prague 56 Sibley East 7 106-pounds: Marschall Robinson (SE) was pinned by Sam Reyant (NP) 0:32. 113-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) won by a major decision over Brady O’Neil (NP) 9-1. 120-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) was decisioned by Chase Logelin (NP) 3-1. 126-pounds: Mason Voight (SE) decisioned Tanner Rutt (NP) 6-3. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) was decisioned by Nick Knutson (NP) 10-4. 138-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) lost by an injury default to Griffin Pattiott (NP). 145-pounds: Quinn Riffenburg (SE) lost by a technical fall to James Berg (NP) 16-0. 152-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) was decisioned by Darik Kvam (NP) 9-3. 160-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) was decisioned by Richard Reinartz (NP) 6-2. 170-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) was pinned by Joe Heinz (NP) 3:32. 182-pounds: Aaron Kapke (SE) was pinned by Cameron Schmitz (NP) 1:36. 195-pounds: Sibley East forfeited this match to Mitch Gullickson (NP). 215-pounds: Cody Voight (SE) was decisioned by Tony Woolhouse (NP) 4-1. 285-pounds: Arvin Latchman (SE) was pinned by Zach LaFavor (NP) 0:39.
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Football Awards
The following members of the Sibley East varsity football team received major awards during an Awards Night event in Arlington. Front Row: (left to right) Beau Swenson (Iron Wolverine Award), Lukas Bullert (Iron Wolverine Award), Brody Bates (Co-Scout Team Most Valuable Player Award) and Erik Danielson (Offensive Most Valuable Player and Iron Wolverine Award). Back Row: (l to r) Arvin Latchman (Iron Wolverine Award), Donovan Swanson (Most Improved Player Award), Cordell Bates (Best Blocker Award, KDUZ All Area Player Award and Iron Wolverine Award) and Ben White (Defensive Most Valuable Player Award, Academic All State Award, KDUZ All Area Player Award, Minnesota River Conference Defensive Back of the Year Award and Associated Press Third Team All State Award). Missing from the photo are Francisco Guzman (Special Teams Most Valuable Player Award) and Quinn Riffenburg (Co-Scout Team Most Valuable Player Award).
Sibley East girls basketball team beats New Ulm, falls to Springfield
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity girls basketball team opened its season with a win and a loss in non-conference action during the past week. The Lady Wolverines, 1-1 overall, will host Jordan in Minnesota River Conference action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Sibley East will travel to Belle Plaine in MRC play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Sibley East 38 New Ulm 26 The visiting Sibley East varsity girls basketball team opened its season with a 3826 win over New Ulm in non-conference action on Thursday night, Dec. 5. Junior McKenzie Sommers sparked a balanced scoring attack with nine points. Seniors Jessica Garza and Maren Miner hooped seven and six points respectively while senior Kimberly Kurtzweg, junior Kelli Martens and sophomore Mikayla Stumm netted four points apiece. Senior Megan Eckberg and junior Autumn Dose added two points each. The Lady Wolverines hit 16 of 39 attempts from the field for 41 percent, but only four of 21 shots from the charity stripe for 19 percent. Sommers grabbed six rebounds while Eckberg, Dose, Martens and sophomore Katie Tuchtenhagen snared five boards apiece. Garza contributed five steals and four assists while Sommers added five thefts. “It’s nice to start the season with a win,” said Sibley East head coach Todd Warzecha. “The girls played really hard and together.” Springfield 52 Sibley East 49 The visiting Sibley East varsity girls basketball team lost to Springfield 52-49 in non-conference action on Monday evening, Dec. 9. Junior McKenzie Sommers topped the Lady Wolverines with 16 points in the loss. Junior Kelli Martens tossed in eight points while sophomore Katie Tuchtenhagen scored six points. Senior Jessica Garza and junior Shelby Voight netted five and four points respectively while sophomore Mikayla Stumm had three points. Senior Megan Eckberg and junior Breann Walsh added two points each. The Lady Wolverines connected on 20 of 48 shots from the field for 42 percent, but just two of six attempts from the free throw line for 33 percent. Eckberg pulled down 14 caroms while Sommers collected seven boards. Garza and senior Kimberly Kurtzweg recorded six and four steals respectively as Sibley East had 19 thefts in the loss. Garza also dished out five assists while Kurtzweg and Martens added three feeds apiece.
Wrestling Notes
Six members of the Sibley East varsity wrestling team are currently ranked among the top 10 in the respective weight classes, according to The Guillotine. They include Tanner Pasvogel (106-pounds - 7th), Jason Meyer (132-pounds 3rd), Austin Brockhoff (138pounds - 1st), Hunter Retzlaff (145-pounds - 2nd), Mitch Wentzlaff (152-pounds - 7th) and Nathan Rose (195pounds - 1st).
Junior Varsity
The visiting Sibley East junior varsity girls basketball team opened its season with a 53-16 loss to New Ulm on Thursday night, Dec. 5. Hannah Wentzlaff topped Sibley East with 10 points. Alison Eibs and Sheryl Monsivaiz scored two points each while Alli Harter and Alyssa Stoeckman added one point each. Visiting Sibley East also lost to Springfield 27-12 on Monday night, Dec. 9. Mikayla Perschau hooped four points while Harter had three points. Liz Thies and Wentzlaff netted two points apiece while Breann Walsh added one point.
Preliminary 2013 deer harvest numbers released
Minnesota hunters harvested 164,550 deer during 2013, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Through the beginning of December, firearms hunters harvested 144,000 deer, a 6 percent drop from the 153,000 harvested in 2012. Preliminary numbers for the late season in southeastern Minnesota show hunters harvested 4,400 deer, down from the 5,000 harvested in 2012. The statewide muzzleloader season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 15. The archery season closes on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Deer harvest numbers are calculated using data provided by hunters when they register a deer.
Sibley East boys basketball team drops 2 ball games
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity boys basketball team dropped a pair of games in action during the past week. The Wolverines, 0-1 in the Minnesota River Conference and 1-3 overall, will travel to Norwood Young America in conference play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Sibley East will also host New Ulm Cathedral in non-conference action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. HL-W-W 75 Sibley East 52 The visiting Sibley East varsity boys basketball team fell behind early and lost to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 75-52 in non-conference action on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3. Senior Brody Rodning and junior Zac Weber hit double digits with 11 and 10 points respectively. Senior Ben White and Darin Neisen chipped in with eight points each while senior Cordell Bates and junior Jordan Petzel hit for six and five points respectively. Senior Nick Haupt and junior Zach Garza added two points each. White and Rodning collected five rebounds apiece for the Wolverines. White also contributed three steals and two assists. Jordan 62 Sibley East 55 The Sibley East varsity boys basketball team stayed close, but lost to visiting Jordan 62-55 in Minnesota River Conference action on Thursday night, Dec. 5. Senior Brody Rodning poured in 25 points for Sibley East. Junior Zac Weber also hit double figures with 11 points. Senior Ben White dropped in seven points while senior Cordell Bates and junior Zach Garza hooped four points each. Junior Darin Neisen drilled a three-pointer while junior Jordan Petzel added one point. The Wolverines scored 22 of their 52 points from the free throw line. Rodning grabbed seven rebounds while Garza collected four caroms. Bates and White added three boards apiece. Junior Andrew Bullert, Bates and White also contributed one steal each.
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Coldest Baseball Game On Record!
The Arlington Greys Base Ball Club defeated the visiting Mankato Baltics 5-2 in the annual Snowball Game on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7. The temperature at game time was zero degrees which is the coldest baseball game ever played on record in Minnesota. The two teams posed for a photo after the game. The members of the Greys in attendance, in no particular order, included Kurt “Skip” Menk, Pat “Sub Zero” Nienaber, Roger “The Preacher” Hoeben, Steve “Little Bill” Pioske, Jim “Yukon” Kreft, Curt “Papa” Erickson, Mark “Billboard” Lundstrom, Mark “No Show” Pauly, Jeff “The Babe” Menk, Eric “Special K” Kaesermann, Mike “One Way” Feterl, Dan “Young Blood” Splettstoeser, Dave “The Big Friendly” Kreft and Dwight “Ike” Grabitske. The members of the Baltics in attendance, in no particular order, included Hugh “Light Hitter” Belgard, Dean “Tomahawk” Anderson, Brad “Hotstepper” Hawker, Eric “E-Train” Wahlund, Jared “Cherry” Forner, Jeremy “Worm” Hutchens, Nikko “Asian Persuasion” Segal, Troy “Cooter” Mercer, Hunter “Hayes” Mercer and Vern “Buzzard” Simpson. Bob “Bobblehead” Thomes from the Arlington Greys was also in attendance, but is missing from the photo. The Arlington Greys Base Ball Club concludes the season with an 8-0-1 record.
Complete snowmobile safety training now
Now that winter has arrived, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging snowmobilers to complete safety training. “If you waited until the snow arrived before taking snowmobile safety training you may be too late to enjoy the season,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR enforcement education program coordinator. “Classes fill quickly, and no snowmobile safety certificate, no snowmobiling.” Plenty of safety training classes are available right now, he said. Minnesota residents born after Dec. 31, 1976, must complete a DNR snowmobile safety training course before they can legally ride a snowmobile anywhere in Minnesota, including private land. By taking a snowmobile safety course, Hammer said students learn about the machine, they learn about the laws, they learn safe operation, they learn the ethics of the sport and they learn how to avoid the most common causes of snowmobile accidents. DNR snowmobile safety courses can be completed by either attending a snowmobile safety training course from a DNR-certified instructor in a local community or by CD. To obtain the snowmobile safety training CD, or for general information, call 651296-6157, 888-646-6367, 800-366-8917, or send email to info.dnr@state.mn.us. More than 1,800 volunteer instructors teach DNR snowmobile safety courses across the state. For more information on the dates and locations of these courses, visit the DNR website or call 800-366-8917.
Sibley County Court
The following misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors were heard in District Court November 29-December 6: Minnesota State Patrol (MSP); Sheriff’s Office, (SO); Department of Natural Resources (DNR): MN Department of Transportation (MNDOT): Sarah M. Jacobus, 28, North Mankato, vehicle registration required, $115, Arlington PD; Armando Medina, 20, Gaylord, thefttake/use/transfer moveable property-no consent, stay of imposition, unsupervised probation six months, no contact with victim(s), stay out of Jerry’s HQF, pay restitution before fines, fees and surcharges, remain law-abiding, no same or similar, $185, Arlington PD; Kevin S. Bintz, 21, Montgomery, proof of insurance, $285, Gaylord PD; Zachery S. Brown, 18, Inver Grove Heights, exhibition driving, continued, unsupervised probation six months, pay costs, no moving violations, $80, Henderson PD; James D. Chupp, 35, Edina, speed, $135, MSP; Timothy C. Corbett, 39, Port Orange, Fla., speed, $125, MSP; Ronald, T. Dietz, 52, Gaylord, speed, $135, MSP; Cecilia L. Garza, 42, Winthrop, driving without a valid license or vehicle class/type, speed, $225, MSP; James M. Hafner, Jr., 64, Blaine, speed, $125, MSP; Josh R. Hansen, 33, Franklin, motor vehicle registration-no proportional registration in only one state, missing lug nuts and rims, $485, MSP; Paul D. Herbolsheimer, 47, Winsted, speed, $125, MSP; Enedelia Juantos, 44, Gaylord, child passenger restraint systemnot equipped and installed, $135, MSP; Everett J. Keith, Jr., 59, Shakopee, speed, $135, MSP; Scott K. Kenny, 47, Bellvue, speed, $225, MSP; Kyle J. Kolden, 30, New Ulm, speed, $145, MSP; Douglas E, Krueger, 64, Glencoe, seat belt required, $110, MSP; Matthew A. Lake, 24, Prior Lake, speed, $145, MSP; Nathan T. Langworthy, 16, Henderson, speed, $125, MSP; James P. Meyer, 66, Green Isle, annual inspection of commercial motor vehicles-inspection required, $185, MSP; Terry M. Mitchell, 60, St. Paul, speed, $125, MSP; Kathleen E. Radloff, 60, Winthrop, failure to stop at stop signs or stop lines, $135, MSP; Loren M. Rapp, 51, Apple Valley, speed, $135, MSP; Nicholas S. Schiroo, 27, Gaylord, driving after suspension, $285, MSP; Teresa A. Shepherd, 61, South Haven, speed, $125, MSP; Levi R. Allen, 32, Green Isle, failure to stop at stop signs or stop lines, $135, SO; Patricia F. Grochow, 52, Gaylord, DWI-operate motor vehicle under influence of alcohol, dismissed, DWI-operater motor vehicle-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours, stay of imposition, unsupervised probation one year, chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, may revert to supervised probation if treatment is recommended, sign all releases of information, victim impact panel, remain law-abiding, no alcohol-related traffic offenses, follow recommendations of evaluation, no driver license violations, keep court/attorney informed of current address, $385, SO; Jean M. Hendrickson, 47, Morton, speed, $225, SO; Jesse A. Herold, 41, Arlington, failure to stop at stop signs or stop lines, $135, SO; Joel M. Kruger, 58, Sibley, Iowa, careless driving, $285, SO; Mark D. Meierbachtol, 23, Belle Plaine, assault-fear of bodily harm or death, continued, supervised probation one year, local confinement 30 days, credit for time served five days, concurrent/consecutive(concurrent, 2), SO; Austin C. Moe, 23, Walker, vehicle registration required, $115, SO; Nicholas D. Selle, 28, Brownton, speed, $135, SO; Johnny M. Waldner, Jr., 22, Revillo, S.D., speed, $125, SO; Latana D. Wegner, 49, Blaine, speed, $125, SO; Chance M. Wigand, 20, Henderson, vehicle registration required, $115, proof of insurance, dismissed, SO; Cory G. Hanson, 42, Gibbon, seat belt required, proof of insurance, $310, Winthrop PD; Tanner D. Kent, 31, St. Paul. driving without a valid license or vehicle class/type, $185, Withrop PD; Michael F. Osbourne, 43, Pelican Rapids, speed, $125, Winthrop PD; Margaret J. Stiles, 20, Lakeville, driver who is not owner must later produce proof of insurance if required, dismissed, Winthrop PD. The following felonies were heard in District Court November 29-December 6. Mark D. Meierbachtol, 23, Belle Plaine, burglary-assault person in building/on property, dismissed, assault-substantial bodily harm, stay of adjudication, supervised probation five years, sentence to service 15 days for indeterminate, local confinement 30 days, credit for time served five days, local confinement 30 days, home monitor 30 days for indeterminate, home monitor 30 days for indeterminate, EAM may be forgiven if defendant complies with staggered sentencing procedures and the judge finds he has remained chemical free, chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, sign probation agreement, sign all releases of information, pay costs, domestic abuse evaluation, domestic no contact, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no possession of alcohol or drugs, random testing, remain law-abiding, follow all instructions of probation, no contact with victim(s), keep court/attorney informed of current address, follow recommendations of evaluation, attend AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) or NA a minimum of one time per week and provide proof of attendance to probation, obtain a sponsor and provide sponsor’s name, etc. to probation, defendant is barred from possessing firearms for three years, pursuant to MN statutes section 609.224.3.d, pay restitution, $5,076.85, SO.
Best start to winter recreation season since 2010
Anyone eager to get out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling will find an abundance of opportunities at many Minnesota state parks and trails, thanks to this week’s heavy snowfall. “The recent heavy snowfall and the forecast for sustained cold temperatures offers prospects of substantial, enduring snow cover deep into the month,” said Greg Spoden, state climatologist at the Department of Natural Resources. “It will be the best start to the winter recreation season since 2010.” Staff from the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division and local clubs will be busy grooming trails in preparation for the upcoming weekend, but the DNR advises prospective park and trail visitors to check the website for trip planning tips before heading out to a winter recreation destination. Snow depth and trail conditions are updated every Thursday after 2 p.m. throughout the winter months at www.mndnr.gov/snow. Many Minnesota state parks rent snowshoes, and several rent cross-country skis. For rental locations and prices, check out the “winter activities guide.” For a schedule of upcoming programs and special events at Minnesota state parks and trails, including the popular candlelight ski and snowshoe events, visit the online calendar or pick up one of the new “Programs and Special Events” brochures at park offices. As always, the DNR urges outdoor enthusiasts to exercise caution around lakes and wetlands, because the early snow might act as a blanket over thin ice. Snowmobilers, in particular, should exercise caution and be alert to conditions. For more information, contact the DNR Information Center at info.dnr@state.mn.us, 651296-6157 or toll-free at 888646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The City of Arlington will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 16th at 6:30 p.m. or soon thereafter in the Council Chambers at the Arlington Community Center, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN for the purpose of assessing delinquent water, sewer, electric, fire, ambulance bills; building permits; variances or conditional use permits; and city maintenance service costs to the property owner’s taxes payable in the year 2014. The property owners have been sent notices and will be given until Monday, December 16th at 12:00 p.m. to pay their delinquent bill(s). Any bill not paid in full will be assessed against your property taxes for 2014.
Liza M. Donabauer City Administrator
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 12, 2013, page 8 www.arlingtonmnnews.com
SENIOR DINING Call 326-3401 for a meal Suggested Donation $3.85 Meals are served at Highland Commons dining room Monday-Friday Monday: Turkey casserole, peas, tropical fruit, bread with margarine, cookie, low fat milk. Tuesday: Chili, pears, lettuce with dressing, crackers, margarine, pudding, low fat milk. Wednesday: Baked chicken, baked potato, squash, bread with margarine, gelatin with fruit and whipped topping, low fat milk. Thursday: Glazed ham, augratin potatoes, Prince William vegetables, dinner roll with margarine, dessert, low fat milk. Friday: Pub House fish, whole potatoes, mixed 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: Pop Tart, cheese stick, juice, milk. Tuesday: Mini cinnis, juice, milk. Wednesday: Oatmeal bar, seeds, juice, milk. Thursday: Waffle, juice, milk. Friday: Big bites, cheese stick, juice, milk. SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL MENU Arlington A 1/2 pint of milk and an enriched grain product is served with each meal. Additional milk is available for 40 cents each. Menu is subject to change. Monday: Tator Tot hotdish, creamy fruit, breadstick, milk. Tuesday: Mexican Haystack, fixings, corn, refried beans, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Hot dog on whole grain bun, oven potatoes, brown beans, fruit, milk. Thursday: Spaghetti, meat sauce, cheese, romaine salad, garlic toast, milk. Friday: Pizza, corn, fruit, holiday dessert, milk. 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: Breaded pork on whole grain bun, oven potatoes, broccoli, fruit, milk. Alternate: Chicken chow mein. Tuesday: Mexican haystack, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, onion, refried beans, corn, fruit, milk. Alternate: Hot ham and cheese. Wednesday: Hot dog on whole grain bun, oven potatoes, baked beans, fruit, milk. Alternate: Soup and salad bar. Thursday: Chicken, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberries, carrots, fruit, milk. Alternate: Cold cut sandwich. Friday: Cheese stuffed sticks, marinara sauce, celery/veggie sticks, green beans, fruit, milk. Alternate: Turkey wrap.
Why a Blue Christmas Service?
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Drive By Living Nativity
This group of angels was one of the scenes featured during the Drive By Living Nativity in Arlington on Sunday night, Dec. 8. Nearly 140 cars drove through the Living Nativity while about 500 people viewed the various scenes. Overall, 429 pounds of food and $640 in checks and cash were collected for the Sibley County Food Shelf.
Church News
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Pastor William Postel Phone 507-964-2400 Sunday, December 15: 9:00 a.m. Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship, Christmas pot luck sponsored by Ladies Aid. Wednesday, December 18: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation. 7:00 p.m. Advent worship service. Thursday, December 19: 5:30 p.m. Deadline for bulletin and calendar information. EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH 107 W. Third St., Winthrop Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier (507) 647- 5777 Parsonage (507) 647-3739 www.wincov.org Saturday, December 14: 9:30 a.m. Christmas program practice. 5:00 p.m. Women’s Christmas program. Sunday, December 15: 9:30 a.m. Worship. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. 5:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Pageant. Wednesday, December 18: 9:00 a.m. Prayer coffee. 6:00 p.m. AWANA. 7:30 p.m. Youth group meeting. Thursday, December 19: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study. 6:00 p.m. MOPS. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Green Isle Pastor Eric W. Rapp Friday, December 13: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. Saturday, December 14: 9:3011:00 a.m. Children’s Christmas practice. Sunday, December 15: 9:00 a.m. Worship. 10:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. Bible Study with Rhonda. 2:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas program. 3:30 p.m. Bible study with pastor. 4:30 p.m Joint choir practice. Tuesday, December 17: 8:00 p.m. Joint Elders meeting. Wednesday, December 18: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Confirmation and Wednesday night school grades 1-5. PEACE LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor www.hispeace@frontiernet.net Saturday, December 14: 5:00 p.m Worship service with commuion. Sunday, December 15: 8:15 a.m. Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. Monday, December 16: 11:30 a.m. Feeding of the 500 club. Wednesday, December 18: 3:45 p.m. Catechism. 6:00 p.m. Christmas caroling and pot luck, meet at church. Thursday, December 19: 7:30 p.m. Church Council meeting. ZION LUTHERAN Green Isle Township Pastor Eric W. Rapp Friday, December 13: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. Saturday, December 14: 9:3011:00 a.m. Children’s Christmas practice at St. Paul’s. Sunday, December 15: 10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion. 2:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas program at St. Paul’s. 3:30 p.m. Bible study at St. Paul’s with pastor. 4:30 p.m. Joint choir practice at St. Paul’s. Tuesday, December 17: 8:00 p.m. Joint Elder’s meeting at St. Paul’s. Wednesday, December 18: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Confirmation and Wednesday night school grades 1-5 at St. Paul’s. ZION LUTHERAN 814 W. Brooks St. Arlington – (507) 964-5454 James Carlson, Pastor Sunday, December 15: 10:00 a.m. Sunday school Christmas program. Tuesday, December 17: 6:00 7:00 p.m. TOPS in church basement. Wednesday, December 18: 3:45 p.m. 7th & 9th Confirmation. 4:30 p.m. 8th Confirmation. Thursday, December 19: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on cable. CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH Christian & Missionary Alliance Pastor John Cherico 114 Shamrock Drive Arlington – 507-964-2872 email: creeksidecc@mediacombb.net Sunday, December 15: 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school on the book of John. 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for children age 4-6th grade. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday, December 18: 7:00-8:30 p.m. R.E.A.C.H. youth group at Terry and Becky Shogren’s home, 6th through 12th grade. Thursday, December 19: 6:30 p.m. Men’s Community Bible study at Chuck Peik’s home. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible study, “Revelation” at Jean Olson’s home. 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 Rodney J. Stemme, Pastor www.arlingtonunited methodist.org Saturday, December 14: 8:00 a.m. A-Men men’s group. Sunday, December 15: 9:00 Worship. 11:00 a.m. Christmas program. 10:15 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, December 16: 6:30 p.m. SPPRC. Tuesday, December 17: 7:00 p.m. Ad. Council. Wednesday, December 18: 7:00 p.m. Choir and Confirmation. Thursday, December 19: 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Worship on cable TV. 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible study at Jean Olson’s. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (WELS), Arlington Bruce Hannemann, Pastor WEBSITE: www.stpaularlington.com EMAIL: Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul arlington.com Saturday, December 14: 9:0010:30 a.m. Children practice for Christmas Eve. Redwood Falls tournament. Sunday, December 15: 8:45 a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Family Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Worship, fellowship-family Bible study, CES bake sale. 6:30 p.m. Youth group meeting at school. Tuesday, December 17: 8:30 a.m. M.O.M.’s meeting. 10:00 a.m. Good Samaritan services. Wednesday, December 18: 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 19: 10:00 a.m. Bulletin information due. 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Services on cable TV channel 8. 4:00 p.m. Home w/St. Peter. 5:00 p.m. Home w/St. Peter. GAYLORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gaylord Friday, December 13: 7:00 p.m. Duca Bible study, Farmington, leave church at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. Wednesday, December 18: 6:30 p.m. Evening Christmas Supper party and program. 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 Saturday, December 14: Christmas play practice. 7:30 p.m. Sibley County Choral Society concert. Sunday, December 15: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school/confirmation. 10:00 a.m. Worship. ST. PAUL’S EV. REFORMED CHURCH 15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg Dan Schnabel, Pastor 952-467-3878 www.stpaulsrcus.org Sunday, December 15: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school and Bible study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Tuesday, December 17: 7:30 p.m. Men’s Brotherhood. Wednesday, December 18: 6:30 p.m. Catechism class. 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, December 13: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). Saturday, December 14: 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). 6:00 p.m. Elementary religious Christmas program (Mar). Sunday, December 15: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic). 10:00 a.m. Elementary Christmas program (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 1:00 p.m. Penance Service (Mar). Monday, December 16: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and AlaNon (Mar). Tuesday, December 17: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). Wednesday, December 18: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word and Communion (Oak Terrace). 3:15-4:30 p.m. Elementary religious education (Mic). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). 7:00-8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. High religious education (Mar). Thursday, December 19: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mic). 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Mic). TRINITY LUTHERAN 32234 431st Ave., Gaylord Rev. James Snyder, Interim Pastor Sunday, December 15: 10:00 a.m. Worship service.
Blue—yes, blue as in the blues. As in “I am feeling blue.” Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, a loved one serving in the armed forces often on the other side of the world, a family member who has been through the criminal justice system and is now incarcerated, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people. For others external issues, such as the continuing of war in our world, the natural disasters that affect so many, economic concerns, high unemployment, and uncertainties about the future weigh heavily and make this season a joyless
time for so many. If December is considered the year’s midnight, then the time of the winter solstice is certainly the darkest hour. For many the holidays trigger feelings of loss, shock, numbness, confusion, dysfunction, depression, anger, guilt, and shame. They may not have hope at the moment, but they need to feel a sense of God’s abiding love and of the love of other people for them. Even in the longest night in December’s darkness, as we acknowledge pain and loss, hope may follow. This can be a turning point when the survival of coldness and darkness begins to give way to light and life begins anew. This is the reason for the Blue Christmas service to be held in the prayer chapel at Arlington United Methodist Church, 303 West Alden Street, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
22. This service will be contemplative in nature with scripture readings and brief reflections and prayers about them, a very brief contemporary witness, the opportunity to light candles in remembrance in acknowledgement of pain and loss and in hope, and the offer to participate in Holy Communion as a sign of connection with God in Christ and the Christian community. After the service, you will have the opportunity for conversation. Someone will remain with you to listen as long as you desire. Someone will pray with you if you wish. A time of refreshment and conversation with others will also be an option following the service in the fireside room.
Zion Lutheran Church
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Pastor Eric W. Rapp Worship: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’). Isaiah 7:14 NLT
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Special-95% Goodman gas furnace and programmable thermostat, $2,200 installed or AC unit, $1,900 installed. J&R Plumbing Heating AC, Lester Prairie (320) 510-5035.
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Glencoe Towns Edge Estates has a 2BR available soon. Includes heat, water, garbage and sewer. We accept cats and small dogs. (320) 864-6600. CUSTOM LOG SAWING- Cut at your place or ours. White oak lumber decking and firewood. Give Virgil a call. Schauer Construction, Inc. (320) 864-4453. 10 Year old, nationwide company. A+ Rating with the BBB. Fully staffed customer service. Best and fastest results in the industry. Tens of thousands of satisfied clients. 100% Satisfaction guaranteed. Late payments, collections, foreclosures, bankruptcies, judgments, student loans, tax liens, medical bills, charge off’s, repossessions, public records, settlements, past due bills, many more. Joseph Engelhart, Credit Specialist, (612) 205-6737. Plastic repair: Don’t throw it. Let me weld it. Call Mike, Bird Island, any time. (320) 579-0418.
Lawn, Garden
Highland Commons Arlington 507-964-5556
Lost, Found
Found: Keys 11/29/13 Between Ranger Avenue and Prairie Avenue in Glencoe. Please claim at Chronicle/Advertiser office, 716 10th St. E, Glencoe, MN 55336, (320) 864-5518.
Independent Living
55+ Arlington Sr. Apartment ONLY One-Bedrooms Available Garage Available Apply NOW & Move this Fall!
Parts, Repair
$$ DOLLARS PAID $$ Junk vehicles, repairable cars/trucks. FREE TOWING. Flatbed/ wrecker service. Immediate pick up. MondaySunday, serving your area 24/7. (952) 220-TOWS.
Our Christmas house is filled with garden, Christmas and handmade gifts. We have over 200 varieties of ornaments. We will personalize free. Our best gift-gift certificates. This Old House Garden & Gifts, Highway 5 SW, Arlington. Open 7 days a week. (507) 964-5990.
Updated, spacious one and two BR apartments in Renville. Includes heat, water garbage. New stove, fridge, air conditioner. Petfriendly. Call (320) 564-3351 for appointment.
3BR. No pets, no smoking. $650/month plus utilities. (507) 964-5402. Glencoe: 2BR with garage. $575 plus all utilities. no pets. No smoking. (952) 486-3342.
Wanted To Buy
BUYING JUNK BATTERIES We buy used batteries. Paying $10 for automotive batteries. We pick up. Call 800-777-2243.
FREE Application FREE Damage Deposit FREE 1st Month Rent
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Help Wanted
CONKLIN© DEALERS NEEDED! Lifetime career in marketing, management and applying “Green” products made in America. Full time/ part time. For a free catalog call Franke’s Conklin Service now at (320) 238-2370. www.frankemarketing.com. Female wanted for caregiver/housekeeper for paralyzed woman in her home. $12/hour. Full time, part time and weekends open. Will train. Call Kari (507) 426-6000. Part time maintenance person for apartment complex in Gaylord. Must live within 10 minutes driving time of work site. Call (507) 2375449 for application.
Animal Care
Looking for a nice place in the Glencoe area to board my paint gelding. Interesting in stall board, daily turn out to pasture. Board to include hay and grain if possible. Riding trails and arenas would be nice but not required at this time. Glencoe, Hutchinson, Silver Lake, Carver, Plato, Brownton areas okay. Please contact me if you have any openings. (320) 2962475, Dawn.
Mobile Home
3BR, 2BA mobile home for rent in New Auburn. Call Chad (612) 3253789.
Want To Rent
Father and Son Operation looking for farmland to rent. Call (320) 523-1116 or (320) 522-0272. Young farmer looking for land to rent for 2014 and beyond. Competitive rates and reference available. Call Austin Blad (320) 2213517.
Managed by Great Lakes Management Co.
Glencoe: Rambler walkout. 2BR, lower level finished. Many updates. (952) 486-3342.
Work Wanted
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms, hanging doors and windows, painting, sheet rocking, texturizing or any minor repairs inside or outside. Will also do cleaning of basements/garages. Call (320) 8482722 or (320) 583-1278.
Job Opportunities...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington is seeking the following positions: • (1) Part-Time CNA, 3:30-9pm, every other weekend positions. • (2) Part-Time CNA, 6:15am-2:15pm, every other weekend positions. • (1) Part-Time CNA, 10:15pm-6:15am, every other weekend position. All CNA positions have potential for picking up more hours during the week. • (1) Full-Time LPN or TMA evening position, 8 shifts per pay period. Benefit eligible.
Too many people on your list to wish Happy Holidays?
Avoid writer’s cramp this year and wish all your customers on your list the best greetings of the season with a holiday greeting ad in any of our six publications. Simply contact your sales representative and we will help you design a greeting that lets your customers know that you value their business. Your greetings can appear in any combination of our newspapers or total coverage weekend papers. Call by Dec. 17th to place your ad in the issues of Dec. 19th Arlington Enterprise or Silver Lake Leader, the 22nd Glencoe Advertiser or Sibley Shopper & the 24th Chronicle.
McLeod County Chronicle • The Glencoe Advertiser • The Galaxy The Sibley Shopper • Silver Lake Leader • Arlington Enterprise
Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
Click on Job Opportunities in left column, then Job Openings in right column.
For more information, call Tiffany Brockhoff, Human Resource Director at 507-964-2251 or email:
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Glencoe office 320-864-5518
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 12, 2013, page 10 www.arlingtonmnnews.com
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Morgan Haggenmiller’s drawing was chosen for the first ever Arli-Dazzle Commemorative Bank Can. Over 80 children entered the contest sponsored by Seneca Foods.
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Photos by Kurt Menk and Megan Bennett
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