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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
Volume 127 Arlington, MN 55307 Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Number 21
Jaunich is finalist for county administrator position
By Kurt Menk Editor Arlington City Administrator Matt Jaunich has been selected as one of two finalists for the newly created Sibley County administrator position. Jaunich has served as city administrator and electric utility superintendent for the City of Arlington since September of 2007. Prior to that, Jaunich served as the city administrator and economic development authority executive director for the City of Hector from April 2002 through September 2007. Jaunich is a graduate of St. Cloud State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community Development and Political Science. The other finalist is Jennifer Bausman-Schultz. Bausman-Schultz is currently the procurement/enterprise risk manager for Scott County. She has held this position since July of 2009. Prior to that, BausmanSchultz worked as the contract manager for Scott County from January of 2007 through July of 2009. In addition, she has previous work experience with Breaking Free in St. Paul and Olmsted County in Rochester. Bausman-Schultz graduated from Winona State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. In addition, she received a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University in St. Paul. The Sibley County Commissioners will interview the two candidates during a special meeting in the Conference Room at Wakefield Pork, Inc., Gaylord, on Thursday morning, Dec. 20. Bausman-Schultz will be interviewed at 8:30 a.m. while Jaunich will be interviewed at 9:45 a.m. The County Commissioners will discuss the next steps for the selection process at 10:45 a.m.
Sibley East teacher/coach receives threatening letter
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a threatening letter at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17. The letter was sent to teacher/coach Doug Flieth, according to the report. In the letter, threats were made to kill Flieth and threats were also made toward his family. Flieth is an elementary teacher and head coach for the Sibley East varsity girls basketball team. An investigation into this matter is ongoing. Any person who has information is asked to contact the Sibley County Sheriff ’s Department or the Arlington Police Department at 888-880-4567.
City Council votes 4-1 to change residency on EDA
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday evening, Dec. 17, voted 4-1 and adopted a resolution to amend the residency requirement section of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) Resolution. The new residency requirement will now allow up to two people from the Orderly Annexation Area to serve on the EDA. No members, however, will be required from that area. The Orderly Annexation Area currently includes the Highland Lane area north of Haggenmiller Lumber, properties abutting County Road 9 and properties adjacent to Sixth Avenue Southeast. Under the previous residency requirement section, all EDA members had to reside from within the corporate limits.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Santa and Mrs. Claus
JaBez Bates and Lexy Stock played Santa and Mrs. Claus during “Elfis and the Sleigh Riders” at the Sibley East Elementary School in Arlington on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13. The holiday program, which was presented by students in grades 3-5, was directed by Hannah Rosholt.
Arlington EDA
Continued on page 2
Arlington City Council votes to keep tax levy the same
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, unanimously adopted a resolution to approve the final 2012 tax levy for collection in 2013. The tax levy will remain at $756,805 which is the same as last year. City Council members Jim Pederson, Bob Pichelmann, Curt Reetz, Jason Ruehling and Galen Wills all voted in favor of the resolution. The final tax levy is lower than the preliminary tax levy which was originally set in September. The City Council, at that time, unanimously adopted a resolution to approve the preliminary 2012 tax levy for collection in 2013 at $803,864 or 6.2 prcent over last year. Since that time, the City Council decided to use reserves from the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Fund and invoke miscellaneous cuts to erase about $47,000 from the original preliminary tax levy. Arlington, according to City Admnistrator Matt Jaunich, had the lowest municipal per capita tax in Sibley County in 2012. In addition, Arlington ranked the second lowest in the average city tax rate in Sibley County during 2012. Arlington has accomplished these rankings even though its state aid has been reduced five times since 2002. Of those five times, four have taken place in the past five years. 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. In other action, the City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to approve the 2013 municipal budget. The budget has been set at $1,317,989. The Arlington City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
SE Board approves $1.2 million tax levy
By Karin Ramige Cornwell Manager No one from the public attended Monday night’s required Truth-in-Taxation hearing. The purpose of the annual public hearing is to give the public a chance to discuss the property tax levy for taxes payable in 2013 proposed by the district. Sibley East Business Manager Janna Tessmer presented the $1,267,691.88 proposed property tax levy. The 2013 levy represents a 2.08% or $25,819.09 increase over the 2012 levy. Tessmer began the open meeting by pointing out that revenue formulas and local levy and state aid mixes are determined by the State Legislature. Key factors contributing to the 2.08 percent increase are the decline in both the school enrollment and local property valuations. The majority of the dollars received from local taxes, $1,166,431.39 or 92 percent, will go into the general fund. The general fund supports the majority of the educational operations of the district including, classroom instruction, instructional supplies and equipment, special education, state and federal mandated programs, transportation, facilities operation and maintenance, capital expenditures and improvements and health and safety code compliance. Salaries and wages is the largest part of the annual general fund expenditures at 58.9 percent followed by employee benefits at 21.6 percent. The remaining 19.5 are used for purchased services, supplies and materials, capital expenditures and other expenses. Tessmer said the district is
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
SE Holiday Program
Students in grades 3-5 participated in their holiday program, “Elfis and the Sleigh Riders” at the Sibley East Elementary School in Arlington on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13.
SE tax levy
Continued on page 2
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 20, 2012, page 2
News Briefs
Reid admitted to Concordia U
Katelyn Reid, a resident of Gaylord, and a student at the Sibley East Senior High School, has been admitted to Concordia University, St. Paul, for the fall 2013 semester. Reid was awarded the Regents scholarship. She is the daughter of Randy and Michelle Reid, Gaylord.
Holiday concert on Cable TV
The Sibley County Choral Society’s holiday concert will be aired Channel 8 at 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 and 7 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25.
Seeking Green Isle history
The Arlington Enterprise is seeking history of the old Panning’s Town & Country Store building in Green Isle. Interested people can call Kurt Menk at 507-9645547 or e-mail kurtm@arlingtonmnnews.com.
Stewart mayor abruptly resigns
The mayor of the City of Stewart has resigned abruptly, and gave no reason as to why, according to the KNUJ Radio website. The Stewart City Council, during a recent meeting, accepted the immediate resignation of Mayor Jeff Erkenbrack and appointed Councilor Jason Peirce to fill out the remainder of his term this year, as well as his new term set to begin Jan. 1. That term will end Dec. 31, 2015. Peirce’s appointment as mayor left a vacant seat on the council, so Mike Aydt was named to serve his term through 2015. Aydt is currently a Stewart City Councilor, but his re-election bid came up short in November. There is reportedly the possibility of another city councilor resignation in Stewart in the near future as well.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Holiday Musical Numbers
Students in grades 3-5 sang a number of musical numbers during the holiday program at the Sibley East Elementary School in Arlington on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13.
Nearly 70 units collected at blood drive
By Kurt Menk Editor The American Red Cross Blood Drive was held at the Arlington Community Center on Tuesday, Dec. 11. A total of 77 people registered with 68 donations being made, according to Chairperson Kay Schumacher. Charlie Woehler received a 14-gallon pin while Peggy Doetkott netted a six-gallon pin. Les Winter received a four-gallon pin while Joan Budahn was presented with a three-gallon pin. Darrin Stoeckman and Jeff Pinske received a two-gallon pin each while Kimberly Becker netted a one-gallon pin. There was an anonymous first-time donor. The American Red Cross donated snacks and juices. Local residents donated hot turkey sandwiches. Locher Brothers, Green Isle, furnished the beverages. Lowell Nagel and Kimberly Becker won t-shirts from the American Red Cross. “Although there were fewer donors at this busy time of the year, each one is very much appreciated and will help many people in need of blood,” said Schumacher. The 2013 scheduled blood drives will be held March 12, May 28 and Aug. 27. Double red beds will be available on each of those dates. “Thanks to everyone again and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” said Schumacher.
GICS reaches fundraising goal
The Green Isle Community School (GICS) recently reached its goal in raising funds to obtain an emergency alert system. GICS used www.donorschoose.org which is an online fundraising tool that allows donors to specifically choose which projects they would like help to fund. GICS started on Monday, Dec. 10 and was able to reach this goal in just eight days. This emergency system will have a base station in the office and a separate red emergency speaker box in every classroom. This will allow any emergency messages to reach every classroom as well as allow the classrooms to contact the office in an emergency situation with a simple call button. Seeing the red boxes will ease the minds of the students as they will know they are safe.
SE tax levy Continued from page 1
budgeted to receive revenue totaling $12,384,425, adding that local tax dollars make up only 9.9 percent of the district’s total revenue. The district will receive the 2013 tax levy dollars for the 2014 school year. The school board unanimously approved the 2013 levy increase at its regular meeting later the same evening.
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Arlington EDA Continued from page 1
City Council members Jim Pederson, Bob Pichelmann, Jason Ruehling and Galen Wills all voted in favor of the resolution. City Council member Curt Reetz voted against the resolution. Mayor Jim Kreft, a couple months ago, asked the EDA to examine the issue since no residents from the corporate limits had applied to fill open positions on the EDA during 2013. The EDA, at that time, voted 4-1 and made a recommendation to the City Council to change the residency requirement section. Reetz, during the previous City Council meeting, expressed concern about placing a non-taxpaying resident on the EDA. In other business, the City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to call for a public hearing for the vacation of a portion of an alley behind Brau Motors. The public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7.
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Gaylord man killed in rollover crash along County Road 10
By Kurt Menk Editor A Gaylord man was killed in a rollover accident about three miles west of Gaylord on Saturday, Dec. 15. Daniel L. Grams, 29, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Beretta on County Road 10 when the vehicle entered the ditch, jumped a private drive and rolled several times, according to the report. Grams, who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant in the vehicle. Authorities responded to the scene at 7:46 a.m. The crash investigation is ongoing. The Minnesota State Patrol, Gaylord Fire Department and Gaylord Ambulance also assisted at the scene.
New county online payment system will be less taxing
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent Sibley County Treasurer Mary Fisher said the vender who has displayed tax information online has chosen not to renew the contract with the Association of Minnesota Counties. In looking for a new provider of the service, Fisher was hoping to keep the cost down or the same. Mission accomplished, Fisher told the board of commissioners at the Dec. 11 meeting. The board approved an agreement between Sibley County and Point and Pay, LLC, from Florida, for electronic payment services at a cost of $500. The company will provide electronic payment over the phone or online for a convenience fee. Plus, it will offer delinquent tax information. Currently, residents must call and pay in the traditional fashion. “The cost is a one-time fee of $500 and we were paying $3,500 per year,” said Fisher. “That means we will save $3,000 the first year and $3,500 every year after. The company makes money off of payment processing fees. This is saving both us and the customer money.” Fisher added that this company also can be used for other departments if they want to get into electronic payment. The phone number residents call will go just for Sibley County. A one-year contract was approved in order to see how it works. ment Director Bryan Gorman rated at 6.25 and the deputy position at 3.75 for a total of 40 hours per week. The job classification increase was recommended by the consultant because there is a supervisory aspect to Gorman’s position. Commissioners questioned if there is enough work to do and that the emergency management director was parttime in the past. At one point it was shared with the veteran services and more recently with public works. County Commissioner Bill Pinske said it could be difficult to fill such a small deputy position with someone trained to do the work involved. Nagel said they may find a retired volunteer firefighter or a person in a current position who is willing to add 15 hours per week. County Commissioner Jim Swanson said in the past when the emergency management director had another part time position with the county, it was never known exactly how much time was spend at each one and where the lines crossed. Nagel was asked to look for more evidence of a state mandate before the board fills the deputy position.
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Other Business
In other business, Roseann Nagel, Human Resources Director, received board approval for the promotion of Marilee Peterson to a fulltime senior appraiser in the Assessor’s Office. Nagel presented a job classification recommendation by Bjorklund Compensation Consulting for the positions of emergency management director to level 14 and level 10 for the emergency management deputy, a position that is currently vacant. The board decided to wait on acting on the proposal in order to get more information about the positions. It is the understanding of the board that the deputy position is mandated by the state in order to have a backup in place in case of an emergency. The two positions currently share one full-time equivalency, with Emergency Manage-
Santa & His Elves
Santa Claus took a brief break and posed for a picture with his elves in Green Isle. Left to right: Haven Hawkins, Rita Edmonds, Don Wolter, Donna Wolter, Ellie Kroells and Mary Kay Donnay.
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Library Board member reads into recent usage decrease in county
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent Linda Kramer, President of the Sibley County Library Board, gave her annual report on activities to the board of commissioners at the meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Kramer said the numbers this year were flat compared to the previous couple of years. She said circulation numbers are down just a little bit and programming numbers are up. “We don’t know how to account for that,” said Kramer. “The economy is kind of flat too. When the economy went down we saw a big jump in use of the library. Now that has been changing.” There could be an impact from new technology such as E-readers. What Kramer does know is “We need to stay current and move forward with what the people need.” Kramer talked about the results of a 113-page study done at University of Minnesota at Duluth on the return of investment in libraries. For every dollar of public tax support the return is $4.62, not including the intangible of the social benefit and community pride. County Commissioner Jim Nytes said libraries are important for people looking for jobs who are without a computer. The Sibley County Library system has branches in Arlington, Henderson, Gaylord, Winthrop and Gibbon. In Arlington during the past year programs included seasonal reading programs, silent basket auction, summer solstice celebration, a trip to the Old Log Theater, a book club, GED and English as a second language classes, plus a Books Are Fun sale. Kramer commented that all Sibley County libraries are members of the Traverse des Sioux Library System. Library cards can be used in most public libraries around the state. Cards also can be used to borrow materials from anywhere in the region, state and the world. and impacts children from diverse geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds. A Department of Justice fact sheet on human trafficking states that as many as 300,000 children are at risk for sexual exploitation each year in the United States. In Minnesota over a threeyear period ending in 2008, service providers identified 731 sex trafficking victims. In one month alone in 2010, 124 girls were sold on the internet, an increase of 55 percent in six months. According to Breaking Free, 8,000 to 12,000 people are estimated to be involved in prostitution/sex trafficking in Minnesota every day. The average age of a girl’s entry into prostitution/sex trafficking is 12 to 14. Studies have shown that sexual exploitation affects as many as 40 percent of all runaway youth. In 2011, the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Mark Dayton enacted the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Act, which identified prostituted children as victims of sexual exploitation and called upon the state to create a framework for implementation of changes in the new law by Aug. 1, 2014. Minnesota counties are asked to play a leading role in the fight through efforts around child protection, public health, human services, housing, law enforcement and prosecution, plus local county corrections and probation services.
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Arlington City Council changes residency requirement on EDA
Our View: A good compromise would have been to allow non-residents who are business owners in town
The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, voted 4-1 and adopted a resolution to change the residency requirement for a seat on the Economic Development Authority (EDA). Under the previous residency requirement, all EDA members had to reside from within the corporate limits. The new residency requirement will now allow up to two people from the Orderly Annexation Area to serve on the EDA. However, no members will be required from that area. The lone concern about this decision is now an individual who does not live or pay taxes in the corporate limits as a resident will have a vote on projects which may require local monies as a member of the EDA. It is not a huge concern though as any EDA member from outside the corporate limits will no doubt still have the best interests of Arlington in mind. A good compromise that the City Council could have considered was to allow EDA membership for residents who live in the Orderly Annexation Area, but own businesses from within a corporate limits. The decision to change the residency requirement will not make or break the City of Arlington or EDA as most residents do not have an opinion on the issue or even care. That was evident by the lack of even a single resident in attendance at the public hearing. -K.M.
Letter To The Editor
More accolades for the Arli-Dazzle Parade
To The Editor, I would personally like to thank all of the people that it takes to make the Arli-Dazzle Parade what it is. Henderson was fortunate enough to be able to partake in the event on the Dec. 1 weekend and the four units that we brought over were simply amazed at the organization, amount of units, and the fabulous welcome that we received since August of this year. This town should be extremely proud of the personnel that it takes to put this event on and the dedication that the community has to making this parade the parade to be at. Loren Edberg Henderson
Guest Column
The Tax Tsunami, according to Krinkie
By Phil Krinkie With the growing possibility of an impasse in Washington D.C. on an agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and with the Democrats in total control of our state government, Minnesota taxpayers are likely to be victims of a “Tax Tsunami” headed our way in 2013. Day after day President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans continue to talk, but make little progress toward meaningful budget discussions to resolve the major tax increases set to take place by the end of the year. There seems to be little concern by those inside the beltway about the real economic impact on the people who actually will have to fork over more of their hard earned money to help solve our federal government’s huge debt problem. At least that’s the concern for the 51 percent of Americans who actually pay federal income taxes. But for those of us who live in the Lake Wobegon part of the country there is the potential of a double tax whammy. The combination of no resolution to the expiring federal tax laws and Governor Mark Dayton along with new DFL majorities in the House and Senate could mean Minnesota taxpayers will face massive tax increases in 2013. If there is no compromise on the Bush tax cuts that expire on Dec. 31, federal taxes are projected to rise by $533 billion. Most economists predict the results of this policy will be a slow down in the economy, and a possible doubledip recession. The expiration of these taxes will impact most Americans. First there are the tax increases included in the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare which take effect next year, a .09 percent increase in the Medicare tax on incomes over $200,000. Also, there is a 3.8 percent tax on investment income over $200,000. The estimated revenue from these two taxes equals $28 billion. In addition, the 2 percent payroll tax holiday that has been in place for two years is set to expire. This will impact all working Americans with a $27 billion tax burden. Next are the income tax provisions which will affect all income tax brackets as well as gift and estate taxes. The total of these taxes is $295 billion. Lastly there is a group of other taxes that will rise by $87 billion. These other taxes include capital gains tax which could rise as much as 33 percent. Also the tax on dividends would increase a whopping 164 percent. Currently, dividends are taxed at 15 percent. If nothing is changed, dividends will be taxed at regular income tax rates, which could be as high as 43.9 percent. This tax increase would impact anyone who owns stock in a company that pays dividends. All totaled these tax increases amount to over half a trillion dollars. And remember since 49 percent of Americans pay zero federal income tax, most of tax increases will be paid by only 50 percent of the citizens. Here in Minnesota, Governor Dayton and the DFL controlled legislature are poised to heap even more taxes on top of the massive federal tax increases that could occur in 2013. Last week our state budget forecast showed a $1.1 billion shortfall. The immediate response from the public employee union, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) was a call for $6 billion in new taxes. A $6 billion increase in taxes would equal more than a 16 percent increase in state taxes alone, not to mention possible tax increases at the city and county level. A five to six billion dollar increase at the state level is conceivable because two years ago Governor Dayton laid out a plan to raise taxes by over $4 billion. In his budget plan two years ago, Governor Dayton called for raising the top income tax rate from 8.25 percent to 10.95 percent, which would have made Minnesota’s tax rate the second highest in the country. He also proposed a new statewide property tax on high valued homes as well as a 3 percent surtax on people with incomes over $500,000. But if you think Dayton’s tax increases will only impact the wealthy, you need to think again. Recently, a Dayton appointed Transportation Task Force recommended increasing Minnesota’s gas tax by as much as 40 cents per gallon. They also recommended a half cent sales tax increase to fund transit in the metro area, as well as increasing motor vehicle registration fees. All totaled, the task force proposed raising transportation related taxes by $1 billion a year. But the tax increases won’t stop there. A number of legislators and outside interest groups are pushing to increase taxes on cigarettes by as much as $1.50 a pack Others are looking to raise alcohol taxes with a new dime a drink tax. Yet others, like returning House Tax Chair, Representative Ann Lenczewski will renew her push to eliminate numerous tax deductions. Unchecked spending by state and federal government is likely to create a tsunami of tax increases for Minnesotans and, like a real tsunami, these tax increases are likely to leave a path of economic hardship in their wake. Billions and billions of new taxes piled on working Americans is bound to cause increased unemployment and a downturn in economic growth. There is no such thing as taxing our way to prosperity. Phil Krinkie, a former eight-term Republican state rep from LinoLakes who chaired the House Tax Committee for a while, is president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota. Former GOP Governor Tim Pawlenty recently appointed Krinkie to the board of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. People can contact him at [1]philk@taxpayersleague.org.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to the following local and area residents compliments of the Arlington Lions Club Community Calendar. December 21 Sandy Bergersen. December 22 Matt Mangen, Sue McCarthy and Rick Shimota. December 23 Nolan Herd, Brad Meech and Shirley Soeffker. December 24 Parker Alseleben. December 25 Elmer Dietel, Josh Selden, Lori Eischen, Peg Soeffker and Mary Ellen Thomes. December 26 Lois Winter, and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Scharn. December 27 Garrett Boblitt, Mitch Dietz, Mari Hebeisen, Ryan McCarthy, Renae Rose, Kristopher Von Eschen, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ebersviller, and Mr. and Mrs. Arden Kreft. ***** “Marry an orphan. You’ll never have to spend boring holidays with the in-laws.” - George Carlin ***** Christmas Presents Here are ten useful phrases for responding to Christmas presents you would rather not have received. 1. Thanks a lot!? 2. My word! What a gift. 3. Well, well, well... 4. If I hadn’t put on so much weight recently it would have fitted me perfectly. 5. Gosh, I hope I never lose this. We’re always losing things around here. 6. It’s great, but I’m worried about the envy it may create. 7. Just my luck to get this on the very Christmas I promised to give all my gifts to charity. 8. Unfortunately, I am about to enter MI5’s Witness Protecton Program. 9. Frankly, I don’t deserve this. 10. Really, you shouldn’t have. ***** You do know what would have happened if it had been three wise WOMEN instead of men, don’t you? They wuld have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought disposable diapers as gifts! ***** As a little girl climbed onto Santa’s lap, he asked the usual question: “And what would you like for Christmas?” The child stared at him openmouthed, then gasped, “Didn’t you get my e-mail?” ***** Remember the old days when people stopped Christmas shopping when they ran out of money? ***** “Santa has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” - Victor Borge ***** How To Tell If You’re A Grinch 1. You reuse last year’s Christmas cards and send them out under your own name. 2. You steal light bulbs from your neighbor’s outdoor display to replenish your own supply. 3. You have dressed a dog or cat as Santa Claus, elf helper or reindeer. 4. You put out last year’s stale candy canes for children. 5. You enclose a shoddy and inferior gift from a Target, Walmart or KMart in a Bloomingdale’s or other prestige box to impress your friends. 6. You make collect long distance phone calls to your family on Christmas Eve. 7. At the office Christmas party, you horde huge stockpiles of goodies for later consumption at home. 8. You steal the wreath from a parked car to use at home. 9. After an invitation to a friend’s house, you bring a commercially produced fruitcake and try to pass it off as homemade. 10. Any stealing from the ToysFor-Tots collection bins is a definite no-no. ***** “Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.” - Richard D. Lamm ***** Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday. Merry Christmas! *****
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Patricia A. Sauter, 83, Arlington
Patricia A. Sauter, age 83, of Arlington, died at the Sibley Medical Center in Arlington on Saturday, Dec. 15. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. B r e n d a n ’s Catholic Church in Green Isle at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Patricia Dec. 19. Visitation Sauter was held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. Visitation continued at the church one hour prior to Mass on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Interment was in the church cemetery. Patricia was born to Elmer and Mabel (Dressen) McDonald in Jessenland Township on Aug. 10, 1929. She attended rural Jessenland Township schools and graduated from Arlington High School in 1947. She married Richard Shimota on May 22, 1948. He died in 1960. She later married Alvin Sauter on June 27, 1964. The couple worked together for many years at Alvin’s S & S Shoe store. Alvin died in 1994. She enjoyed being a 4-H leader, keeping score and stats for women’s softball games and playing cards. She loved crocheting and fishing. She enjoyed attending all of Sibley East's sporting events. She loved watching the Twins and the Vikings play. She went on many baseball bus tours. She loved baking bread, rolls and overnight cakes, playing sheephead and knock rummy with family and friends. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Jean (Jerry) Schuetz of Henderson, Lee (Vicki) Sauter of Belle Plaine, Mary (Robert) Goheen of Brandon, S.D., Chuck (Sharon) Shimota of Arlington, Don Sauter and his special friend, Carrie Widger of Arlington, and Terri (Dave) Thomas of Savage; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Maritta) McDonald of St. Paul; special friends, Jerry and Diane Ebersviller of Arlington; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. She is preceded in death by her two husbands; brothers, Leon and Merlin McDonald; and daughter-in-law, Marion “Lynn” Sauter.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Gingerbread Houses
Kindergarten students from the Sibley East Elementary School in Arlington gathered with family members and made gingerbread houses on Friday afternoon, Dec. 14. Elliana Renneke and her mother, Jessica Renneke, put the final touches on their gingerbread house.
Mabel C. Haupt, 85, Arlington
Mabel C. Haupt, age 85, of Arlington, passed away at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord on Monday, Dec. 10. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Visitation was held at the church from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mabel was born to Harry & Catherine (Weckop) Morrisette in Jessenland Township on Feb. 6, 1927. She grew up in the Blakeley and Jessenland Township area. She graduated from the Henderson High School and went on to teach in country schools for a short time. She married Frank Haupt on June 22, 1948. The couple farmed outside of Arlington their whole married life until they moved to Oak Terrace Assisted Living in 2010. Mabel was a housewife most of her life raising her family. She also did seasonal work for Big Stone Canning for many years and later worked at Hands, Inc. and for Young America Corp. Mabel especially enjoyed her time with family and friends, playing cards and visiting. She is survived by her husband, Frank; children, James (Margaret) Haupt of Germany, Theresa Olson of Gaylord; and Tom Haupt of Arlington. grandchildren; Stephanie (Scott) Krueger, Katie (Tim) Joehnck, Melinda Haupt and fiancé John Wolter, and Nick Haupt; great-grandchildren; Madison, Montana, Mausten and Murdock Krueger; daughterin-law, Linda Haupt; brothers, Al Morrisette and Joe Morrisette; sister, Mary Alice Carlson and Monica Carlson; brother-in-law, John Haupt; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ken Shaw; sister, Elsie (Sis) Morrisette; brothers-in-law, Rueben and Clifford Carlson. Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington handled the arrangements.
Sibley County Historical Museum decorated for the holiday season
The Sibley County Historical Museum is decorated for Christmas and the public is invited to attend a party from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, according to Curator Sharon Haggenmiller. Programs are planned for 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the royalties from Henderson and Gaylord. There will be a sing-a-long and piano music. There will be an explanation of precious gifts that have been donated to the museum over the years. Refreshments will also be served. The museum is located in the former A.F. Poehler house along Highway 19 on the west edge of Henderson. The decorating theme this year is simply “Gifts.” The Sibley County Historical Society receives gifts year round in the form of artifacts, monetary donations and lots of help from volunteers. They are eager to share the gift of knowledge about early Sibley County history to everyone who comes to visit. The Sibley County Museum would not be able to survive without these “gifts.” “I would like to express our appreciation of the Sibley County Board of Commissioners who approve annual support, and area newspaper editors who include the news releases every month which inform the general public of our activities,” said Haggenmiller. “All of these efforts are also truly considered gifts to the Sibley County Historical Society.” The next project will be to organize and write a publication about “Country Schools.” “We would like to hear of any memories, locations of school buildings that were sold and moved, photos or anything that pertains to country schools,” said Haggenmiller Interested individuals, businesses and organizations who would like to help with this project should call the museum at 507-248-3434. The Sibley County Historical Museum will be closed from January through the end of May. Another open season will begin on Memorial Day 2013. However, the office will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Genealogy requests can be made by calling the musuem on Tuesdays or leave a message.
Dale Kleist, 64, Arlington
Dale D. Kleist, age 64, of Arlington, died in Glencoe on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Funeral services were held at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington at noon Saturday, Dec. 15. Rev. William Postel officiated. Casket bearers were Douglas Kleist, Kevin Kleist, James Kleist, Barry Kleist, Steven Kleist and David Kleist. Visitation was held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday, Dec. 15. Burial was in the Arlington Public Cemetery. Dale was born to Albert & Verna (Kamps) Kleist in Arlington on Jan. 15, 1948. He grew up in the Arlington area and graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School in 1965. He married Linda Sue Hankins at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Bode, Iowa, on May 20, 1967 . The couple lived in Richfield for a short time before moving to Arlington in 1968. They operated and owned a grocery store in Arlington from 1969 to 1995. After the store was sold, Dale worked for Coremark Company in Business Development until his retirement in 2010. He is survived by his children; Kelli (Charles) Woehler of Belgrade, and Kirk (Brean) Kleist of Richmond; grandchildren; Whitney, Cole and Bailey Woehler, and Kennedy and Makullen Kleist; brother, Glenn (Geraldine) Kleist of Richfield; and sister-inlaw, Mavis Kleist. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda and infant daughter; siblings, Lyle Kleist, and wife, Mary, Kenneth Kleist and nephew, Bruce Kleist.
88 Years Ago
December 18, 1924 Louis Kill, Editor News of the death of Joe Hoyez, well known and respected citizen of Jessenland, was circulated here yesterday. Death resulted from that dread disease black smallpox with which he had been ailing for about a week. Although he was vaccinated about a week previous to his death, according to reports, this precautionary measure came too late as he no doubt was already stricken with the germ before that time. Last Friday night in the first game of the season, the Arlington High School girls basketball team was defeated 25-19 by the Winthrop High School girls. Arlington went down with four players who were comparatively new to the game, having just begun practice this year. The Arlington High School boys, meanwhile, defeated the Winthrop five 20-10, in their opening game of the 1924-25 cage season. It is with a deep sense of sorrow that we must record the passing of Mrs. Robert Heidmann, beloved wife of Rev. R. Heidmann, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of this city. She passed away after an illness of several days with bronchial pneumonia at the age of 54 years, 7 months, and 25 days. December 14, 1944 Louis Kill, Editor Mr. and Mrs. George Noack of this city are rejoicing over an addition to the family - a son, born to them on Thursday, December 7. Mother and infant are at the Gaylord Hospital and are doing nicely, we are pleased to report. The Green Isle Village election was held last Tuesday and was a rather tame affair as the ticket carried no opposition, although six offices were to be filled. Three names appeared on the ballot. They were H. F. Groetsch for clerk, F. H. Groetsch for treasurer and B. H. Roth for assessor. Also a trustee, a justice and a constable were to be elected, but no one filed. Back on the market - Carbo Cokettes. The ashless fuel - any grate siftings will be carbon and can be put back on the fire. Are easy to ignite and burn with only a slight amount of smoke when first ignited. Geib-Janni Lumber Co. hoped that the new church will be completed by July 1, 1965. The A-GI Indians fell in defeat last Friday to the Belle Plaine Tigers by a score of 6047. The Indians’ shooting was extremely cold as they could not manage to score a single basket in the opening quarter. Santa Claus could not have made a more impressive appearance than he did at Gaylord Monday evening when he visited a Christmas party staged by the Sibley County Association for Retarded Children. Waiting to greet Santa in the city hall were 41 county youngsters taking part in the program. Their shouts of joy drowned his jolly “ho-ho-ho” as he passed out gifts.
Daniel L. Grams, 29, Gaylord
Daniel L. Grams, age 29, of Gaylord, passed away in Transit Township on Saturday, Dec. 15. Funeral services were held at the American Lutheran Church in Gaylord at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Daniel Grams Dec. 19. Pastor Paul Kratzke officiated. The organist was Curt Kahle. Soloist Amanda Anderson sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “Borning Cry,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” and “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less.” Casket Bearers were Brett Allen, Colin Grams, Aaron Grams, Tim Grams, Shane Grams, Kyle Grams, Joel Eckberg, Katie Eckberg, Todd Grams, Ryan Grams, Matt Grams, David Grams, Paul Grams, Chad Grams, Craig Grams, Hasson Grams, Jennifer Schiroo and Jason Schiroo. Honorary casket bearers were Daniel’s sons, Parker Buesgens, Brodie Buesgens, and Chayton Buesgens; his fellow sprint car racers and his racing family and community. Visitation was held at the American Lutheran Church in Gaylord from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. The visitation continued one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Interment will be in the Gaylord Municipal Cemetery at a later date. Daniel Lowell Grams was born in Chisago County on March 28, 1983. He was welcomed into the Grams family through adoption on August 4, 1983. Daniel was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at the American Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He attended Sibley East School. Daniel was a member of American Lutheran Church in Gaylord. Daniel was employed at Haukos Brothers in Glencoe where he restored and painted farm equipment. Daniel enjoyed traveling to Colorado to spend time with his children, and racing at the Arlington Raceway and other area race tracks. His passion was for racing and his love was for his three boys. Daniel is survived by his children,  Parker, Brodie and Chayton Buesgens of Berthod, Colo.; parents, Lowell and Lois Grams of Gaylord; aunts and uncles, Roger and Kathy Schiroo of Buffalo Lake, Dennis Grams of Gaylord, Ken Grams and his fiancée, Jeanette Rabe, of Minnetonka, Sharon K. Grams of Glencoe, Steve and Judy Grams of Hopkins, Ila Rae Grams of Glencoe, Norman and Gayle Grams of Winthrop, Wayne and Cindy Grams of Winthrop, Mark and Debra Grams of Gaylord, and Brenda Grams of Waconia; many cousins, other relatives and friends. Daniel was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Freida Schiroo, and Raymond and Lorraine Grams; and uncles, Bill Grams and Doug Grams. Memorials preferred for Daniel’s children. Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on obituaries and guest book.
28 Years Ago
December 20, 1984 Val Kill, Editor Sibley County Agricultural Agent John Peterson has resigned after 27-1/2 years as an agent in Sibley County. Peterson announced this week that he will accept a position with the Extension Service of the University of Minnesota as a computer programmer and instructor. He will have an office in Waseca. Jim and Myrna Scharpe of Arlington announce the birth of a daughter, Katelyn Marie. She was born November 17 and weighed 8 lbs. She joins brothers Matthew and Daniel and sisters Jennifer and Rececca.
48 Years Ago
December 17, 1964 Curtis Boeder, Editor At a special congregational meeting Monday evening Zion’s American Lutheran Church of New Auburn Township voted to relocate in Arlington. Necessary repairs and concern for dwindling membership in rural churches promoted this move. Several sites in Arlington are under consideration and it is
68 Years Ago
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SE basketball team drops 2 games in conference action
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity girls basketball team dropped two games in Minnesota River Conference action last week. The Lady Wolverines, 0-3 in the MRC and 1-4 overall, will travel to Nicollet in nonconference action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. Jordan 56 Sibley East 31 The visiting Sibley East varsity girls basketball team fell to Jordan 56-31 in Minnesota River Conference play on Tuesday evening, Dec. 11. The Lady Wolverines stayed within 18-12 at halftime, but were outscored by 19 points in the second half. Junior Jessica Garza topped the Lady Wolverines with 13 points in the loss. Junior Megan Eckberg hooped six points while sophomore McKenzie Sommers tossed in four points. Senior Jordan Thomes netted three points while senior Briana Reierson and sophomore Kelli Martens had two points each. Sophomore Autumn Dose added one point. Sibley East hit 12 of 50 shots from the field for 24 percent. The Lady Wolverines also made six of 14 charity tosses for 42 percent. Sibley East also collected 33 rebounds in the loss. Sommers pulled down seven boards while Eckberg snared five caroms. Junior Maren Miner, sophomore Shelby Voight and Dose added four rebounds each. Garza also contributed four steals and two assists while Miner had two dishes. Belle Plaine 58 Sibley East 50 A solid second half was not enough as the Sibley East varsity girls basketball team lost to visiting Belle Plaine 58-50 in Minnesota River Conference action on Thursday night, Dec. 13. The Lady Wolverines, who trailed 27-18 at halftime, outscored the Tigers by one point in the second half. Sibley East was led by sophomore McKenzie Sommers with 23 points. Freshman Alyssa Weber hooped nine points while junior Jessica Garza tossed in six points. Sophomore Autum Dose netted five points while senior Jordan Thomes and sophomore Kelli Martens scored three points each. Junior Megan Eckberg added one point. The Lady Wolverines connected on 17 of 48 shots from the field for 35 percent. Sibley East also canned 15 of 29 free throw attempts for 52 percent. Sibley East grabbed a total of 41 rebounds in the setback. Sommers and Eckberg pulled down 11 and 10 rebounds respectively. Weber snared six caroms while Garza had five boards.Thomes added four rebounds. Garza and Martens dished out four and three assists respectively. Garza, Martens, Dose and Sommers added one theft apiece. The Wolverines were guilty of 20 turnovers. pair of games in action last week. The visiting Lady Wolverines first lost to Jordan 31-27 on Tuesday night, Dec. 11. Liz Thies paced a balanced scoring attack with six points. Shelby Voight hit for five points while Alyssa Weber netted four points. Mikayla Perschau and Katie Tuchtenhagen scored three points each while Kelli Martens, McKayla Stumm and Breann Walsh added two points apiece. Voight also contributed five steals and two rebounds while Weber had two caroms, two assists and two steals. Thies added two boards, three blocked shots and four thefts. The Lady Wolverines rebounded with a 55-24 victory over visiting Belle Plaine on Thursday evening, Dec. 13. Weber paced three players in double figures with 13 points. Tuchtenhagen and Thies also hit for 12 and 11 points respectively. Martens tossed in seven points while Voight and Stumm had five points apiece. Perschau added two points. Weber also contributed 13 rebounds, seven steals, four assists and one blocked shot. Voight collected six thefts, three boards and two dishes. Thies recorded eight caroms, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot. Tuchtenhagen posted four assists, three steals, two rebounds and one blocked shot while Perschau added three rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots. Sibley East currently has a 3-2 record overall.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East senior Max Grabow (50) goes high to collect this defensive rebound against visiting Mayer Lutheran
in Minnesota River Conference action on Thursday night, Dec. 13.
SE topples Mayer Lutheran 77-55
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity boys basketball team toppled visiting Mayer Lutheran 7755 in Minnesota River Conference action on Thursday night, Dec. 13. The Wolverines jumped out to a couple big leads only to allow the Crusaders back into the game. Sibley East finally grabbed a comfortable lead and cruised to the 22-point victory. Junior Brody Rodning led Sibley East with 24 points. Senior Tyler Bates hooped 19 points while seniors Max Grabow and Sam Harrison also hit double figures with 12 and 10 points respectively. Sophomore Zac Weber hit for seven points while junior Ben White scored four points. Senior Steve Haefs added one point. The Wolverines hit 23 of 40 shots from two-point range for 58 percent and three of 12 bombs for 25 percent. Sibley East converted 22 of 34 charity tosses for 65 percent. The Crusaders hit 17 of 44 attempts from two-point range for 39 percent, but just four of 24 shots from threepoint land for 17 percent. The visitors also canned nine of 18 free throw attempts for 50 percent. Sibley East also controlled the boards by a 45-25 margin. Grabow pulled down 17 rebounds while Tyler Bates snared 11 boards. Harrison added six caroms. Senior Logan Highland dished out three assists while Grabow, Weber and Tyler Bates had two assists each. Grabow, Highland and Rodning added one steal apiece. The Wolverines committed only 11 turnovers in the win. Sibley East, under the direction of head coach Mike Feterl, currently have a 1-0 mark in the MRC and a 2-1 record overall. The Wolverines will travel to Jordan in conference play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. In addition, Sibley East will compete in the Worthington Holiday Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28.
The Sibley East B-squad boys basketball team defeated visiting Mayer Lutheran 6848 on Thursday night, Dec. 13. Zac Weber sparked the Wolverines with 20 points while Jordan Petzel tossed in 13 points. Lukas Bullert and Zach Garza also hit double digits with 12 and 11 points respectively. Other point scorers for Sibley East included Julius Asmussen, Andrew Bullert, Nick Haupt and Cole Bruhn. The Wolverines, under the direction of coach Todd Iverson, currently have a 3-0 record overall.
The Sibley East B-squad girls basketball team split a
DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, especially those that feature aeration systems. “Open water areas created by aeration systems can shift or change shapes depending on weather conditions,” said Marilyn Danks, DNR aquatic biologist. “Leaks may develop in air lines creating other areas of weak ice or open water.” Aeration systems are generally operated from the time lakes freeze until ice breakup in the spring. They help prevent winterkill of fish, but they also create areas of open water and thin ice, which are significant hazards. Two types of signs are used to post aerated lakes: “Thin Ice” and Warning” signs. The person who applies for the permit (permittee) is to maintain “Warning” signs at all commonly used access points to the lake. This sign warns people approaching the lake that an aeration system is in operation and to use extreme caution. The permittee must also
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Rose lone champ, SE wrestlers 5th at Redwood River Riot
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity wrestling team placed fifth among 28 teams during the Redwood River Riot at the Redwood Valley High School on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15. Team Results Wabasso-Red Rock Central captured top honors with 190 team points while United South Central placed second with 153 team points. Maple River finished third with 147 team points while KerkovenMurdock-Sunburg was fourth with 134.5 team points. Sibley East placed fifth with 132.5 team points. Other teams were St. James (119.5), Alexandria (112.5), Marshall (89), Madelia-Truman-Martin Luther (87.5), BOLD (87.5), Sartell (85.5), Fairmont-Martin County West (85.5), TriCity United (77), Canby (74), Worthington (74), New Richland-Heartland-EllendaleGeneva (69), Mankato West (69), Litchfield (67.5), Quad County (66), Le Sueur-Henderson (59), Roccori (43), Fulda-Murry County Central (37), DBLQPV (36), Minneapolis South (34), Redwood Valley (27), Tracy-Milroy-Balaton-Westbrook-Walnut Grove (19) and St. Paul Johnson (17). SE Placings Nathan Rose (220) won the championship in his weight division while Hunter Retzlaff (138) placd second. Aaron Bates (170) placed third while Jason Meyer (132) finished fifth. Jake Wentzlaff was the pinning champion with five pins. In the junior varsity tournament, Nolan Osborne, Alex Pedraza and Jon Dufrane were all individual champions. Individual Results 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) received a bye in the opening round. In the next round, Pasvogel lost by a major decision to Austin Anderly (LS-H) 13-2. After two byes in the consolation bracket, Pasvogel decisioned Cole Pietsch (M-T) 6-0. In the next round, Pasvogel was decisioned by Rylee Molitor (SAR) 5-0. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) was pinned by Zack Kuhns (MR) 3:22 in the opening round. After a bye in the consolation bracket, Heibel pinned Jackson Mueller (TCU) 1:00. In the next round, Heibel was pinned by Colten Specht (QC) 2:32. 120-pounds: Nathan Thomes received a bye in the opening round. In the next round, Thomes was decisioned by Dillon Thooft (RWV) 4-1. After two byes in the consolation bracket, Thomes decisioned Jordan Bothun (DBLQPV) 6-4. In the next round, Thomes was decisioned by Logan Axford (TMBWWG) 7-1. 126-pounds: Sibley East did not have a wrestler entered in this weight division. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) received a bye in the opening round. In the next round, Meyer pinned Jon Pelach (SAR) 5:00. In the next round, Meyer was decisioned by Tyler Jones (LITCH) 5-2. In the consolation bracket, Meyer decisioned John Thao (SPJ) 11-5. In the next round, Meyer won by a major decision over Cody Bueman (ROCCORI) 11-0. In the next round, Meyer was decisioned by Derek Christians (WRRC) 10-8. In the fifth-place match, Meyer decisioned Mason Rutt (TCU) 6-4. 138-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) pinned Ryan Anderson (LITCH) 1:40 in the opening round. In the next round, Retzlaff pinned Alfonso Xinastle (SPJ) 1:20. In the semi-final round, Retzlaff pinned Brock Nothern (CAN) 3:47. In the championship match, Retzlaff lost by a major decision to Mason Brownlee (TCU) 12-3. 145-pounds: Mitchel Wentzlaff (SE) won by a major decision over Ramzi Gregoire (MAR) 12-4 in the opening round. In the next round, Wentzlaff was decisioned by Devan Nelson (LITCH) 8-3. In the consolation round, Wentzlaff decisioned Zach Bruns (WORTH) 7-2. In the next round, Wentzlaff was decisioned by Dominic Ourada (WRRC) 4-2. 152-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) pinned Tanner Nelson (FMCC) 5:59 in the opening round. In the next round, Wentzlaff was decisioned by Austin Campbell (CAN) 2-0. In the consolation round, Wentzlaff pinned Anthony Koch (TMBWWG) 4:00. In the next round, Wentzlaff pinnd Chase Rahe (RWV) 5:51. In the next round, Wentzlaff pinned Connor Engel (STJ) 2:00. In the next round, Wentzlaff was decisioned by Kyle Schoneck (MR) 6-5. 160-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) was decisioned by Theo Deuel (SAR) 7-4 in the opening round. After a bye in the consolation bracket, Kube pinned Hayden Johnson (QC) 5:58. In the next round, Kube was decisioned by Jake Kalbrenner (LITCH) 4-3. 170-pounds: Aaron Bates (SE) pinned Austin Petersen (TMBWWG) 1:50 in the opening round. In the next round, Bates pinned Lucas Trio (MR) 2:23. In the semifinal round, Bates was decisioned by Jordan Rothers (KMS) 5-1. In the consolation bracket, Bates decisioned Dillon Parpart (NRHEG) 5-3. In the third-place match, Bates decisioned Alex Hatch (BOLD) 6-5 in overtime. 182-pounds: Brandon Ashton (SE) was pinned by Jordan Schroepfer (WRRC) 3:23 in the opening round. After a bye in the consolation round, Ashton was decisioned by Campbell Hofstetter (MAR) 7-2. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) received a bye in the opening round. In the next round, DuFrane was decisioned by Keith Maxon (NRHEG) 6-2. After two byes in the consolation round, DuFrane pinned Creedance McDermond (SAR) 3:25. In the next round, DuFrane was decisioned by Brady Bierl (WRRC) in triple overtime. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) received a bye in the opening round. In the next round, Rose pinned Logan Zaske (RWV) 1:58. In the next round, Rose pinned Brian Behrends (FMCC) 0:27. In the semi-final round, Rose pinned Max Kaping (LITCH) 1:05. In the championship match, Rose won by a technical fall over Justin Cumberbatch (ALEX) 20-5. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) received a bye in the opening round. In the next round, Mogard was pinned by Tyler Hoffman (ROCCORI) 4:49. In the consolation bracket, Mogard received two byes and then decisioned Felix Longoria (BOLD) 3-0. In the next round, Mogard was pinned by Victor Torres (STJ) 1:38. Shaun Timmermann (SP) 7-1. 120-pounds: Nathan Thomes lost by a major decision to Chris Pettis (SP) 14-3. 126-pounds: Frances Zuniga (SE) was pinned by Brayden Hauser (SP) 1:44. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) decisioned Collin Thompson (SP) 8-5. 138-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) pinned Matt Sack (SP) 1:37 145-pounds: Mitchel Wentzlaff (SE) decisioned Steven Pettis (SP) 9-4. 152-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff SE) decisioned Bailey Kurth (SP) 4-0. 160-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) was pinned by Kyle Bosacker (SP) 5:57. 170-pounds: Aaron Bates (SE) pinned Ashton Barlett (SP) 3:50. 182-pounds: Nolan Osborne (SE) was pinned by Dylan Connor (SP) 3:04. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) won by a major decision over Bennett Baker (SP) 111. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) pinned Travis Brock (SP) 0:57. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) was pinned by Anthony Putz (SP) 2:38.
Dual Meet
The Sibley East varsity wrestling team fell to St. Peter 35-31 in non-conference action on Thursday night, Dec. 13. Sibley East 35 St. Peter 31 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) lost by a major decision to Joey More (SP) 14-4. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) was decisioned by
Next Meet
Sibley East will host Watertown-Mayer in Minnesota River Conference action in Arlington on Thurday night, Dec. 20.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 20, 2012, page 7
GREEN ISLE TOWNSHIP Filing Notice Notice is hereby given to residents of Green Isle Township that the filing for candidates for the Annual Election, March 12th, 2013, will open January 1st at 8:00 a.m., and close January 15th at 5:00 p.m. The following offices are up for election: One Supervisor - Three Year Term One Treasurer - 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 190th Street, Green Isle, by appointment. Call at either 507-326-7721 or 952-297-4677 Norman W. Schauer Green Isle Township Clerk Publish: December 13 and 20, 2012 NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON A VACATION OF A PORTION OF AN ALLEY PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTE §412.851 Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held before the City Council on the 7th day of January, 2013 in the Council Chambers at the Community Center, 204 Shamrock Drive at 6:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter to consider a proposed vacation of a portion of the alley, known as the “Brau Alley”, between West Main Street & West Adams Street to the north and south and 5th Avenue SW (Highway 5) and 6th Avenue SW to the east and west legally described as: “The portion of the alley located adjacent to Lots 1 & 2 and the east ½ of Lot 3 along with the east ½ of Lot 10 and Lots 11 & 13, Block 18 of Original Plat between 5th Avenue SW and 6th Avenue SW” Dated this 17th day of December, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, MINNESOTA By Matthew Jaunich City Administrator Publish: December 20, 2012 Sibley East Public Schools Regular School Board Minutes Independent School District No. 2310 Arlington-Gaylord-Green Isle Arlington Campus Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Following the Salute to the Flag, the meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M. Members present: Brian Asmus, Brian Brandt, Scott Dose, Beth DuFrane, Anne Karl, and Dan Woehler. Absent: None Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Moved by Brandt and seconded by Woehler approving the board agenda. Motion approved by unanimous vote. VISITOR/GUEST COMMENTS: None CONSENT AGENDA: Minutes from October 15, 2012 Regular School Board Meeting were approved. Bills and Payments totaling $1,067,008.34 for November 2012 were approved for payment. Approved the hiring of: Dustin Meuleners, Second Grade Elementary Teacher effective November 12, 2012 thru May 31, 2013 (130) days. Compensation would be at BA Step 1 at a prorated salary of $23,274.29 in accordance to the Master Agreement. David Strack, Assistant Wrestling Coach. Cheryl Rovinsky, One Act Play Advisor (Compensation and benefits iin accordance with employee agreements) Approved the resignation of Paula Kirsch, Second Grade Elementary Teacher, last working day would be November 15, 2012. Approved Rod Tollefson as a Volunteer Coach with the wrestling program. Approved the fundraising request submitted by the wrestling program to conduct their annual water softener salt and pizza sale. Motion by Dose and seconded by Brandt approving the consent agenda. Motion was approved by unanimous vote. THE SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWED ABSTRACT AND RETURNS OF VOTE CAST OF GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012. RESOLUTIN CANVASSING RETURNS OF VOTES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION. Motion by Dose and seconded by Asmus to approve said resolution. (Roll call vote) Voting Yes: Asmus, Brandt, Dose, DuFrane, Karl and Woehler. Voting No: None Resolution passed by unanimous vote. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION AND DIRECTING SCHOOL CLERK TO PERFORM OTHER ELECTION RELATED DUTIES. Motion by Asmus and seconded by DuFrane to approve resolution authorizing issuance of certificates and directing the school clerk to perform other related duties. (Roll call vote) Voting Yes: Asmus, Brandt, Dose, DuFrane, Karl, and Woehler. Voting No: None. Resolution passed by unanimous vote. OLD/UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Preston Euerle, President/CEO of RA Morton, reviewed the categorized reflections of what was expressed at the community group listening sessions as to the question, why did the previous bond referendum fail? After listening to the presentations and discussion, the school board decided to revisit district facility needs soon after the new Superintendent begins his/her duties. Continued discussion regarding the billing process relating to the fuel/ bid with Trebelhorn and Assoc. Winthrop, Mn. After review of prior year’s billing information, the board decided to continue payment using the accelerated billing(same as prior 3 years) versus establishing a firm bid amount. Interim Superintendent Langengrunner indicated he would work with Mr. Trebelhorn to assure that the proper billing amount was adjusted accordingly. NEW/OTHER BUSINESS: Motion by Brandt and seconded by Woehler to accept the following donations: Kreft Cabinets, $25 to the Sibley East School District. David & Lynnea Myers, $500 to support tuition for one Sibley East student to attend Gustavus Adolphus Summer Institute of Nursing in 2013. VFW New Auburn Post #7266, $100 towards the purchase of Ipad bags. Sibley East Wolverines Boosters, $1,000 towards the purchase of I-pad bags. Motion was approved by unanimous vote. Motion by Dose and seconded by Brandt to approve the 2013 School Board Calendar to include Organizational, Superintendent Search Working Sessions, Special and Regular School Board meeting dates. Motion approved by unanimous vote. Motion by Brandt and seconded by DuFrane to approve the 2012-13 Teacher Seniority List as presented. Motion was approved by unanimous vote. PRINCIPAL/SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS: Jim Amsden, Senior High Principal and Interim Superintendent John Langenbrunner reviewed activities and shared information relating to the district. The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m. Anne Karl, Chairperson Scott Dose, Clerk Publish: December 20, 2013
Basketball Buddies
Girls in grades K-6 have enjoyed Basketball Buddies at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington during the past four Saturdays. The event was free and sponsored by head coach Doug Flieth and the Sibley East varsity girls basketball team. Morgan Halquist practiced her righthanded layup during this drill.
Ice Warning Continued from page 6
put up “Thin Ice” signs to mark the area’s perimeter. Some municipalities may have ordinances that prohibit entering into the thin ice area and/or prohibit the night use of motorized vehicles on lakes with aeration systems in operation. These local regulations are often posted at accesses where they apply. Aeration systems are inspected for safety and compliance with regulations by permittees and DNR personnel. For more information, call a regional fisheries office or the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367.
DNR urges snowmobile safety
Recent snowfall will likely bring out more Minnesota snowmobilers and that means there’s an increased chance of an accident, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). There were six snowmobilerelated deaths in Minnesota during the 2012 snowmobile season. That compares to 13 fatalities in 2011 and 19 fatalities in 2010. The usual causes of snowmobile accidents are operator inexperience, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and high speeds. “Snowmobiles can travel as fast, or faster, than an automobile, and require every bit as much or more experience to operate,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR enforcement education program coordinator. The speed limit for all snowmobile trails and public lands and waters is 50 miles per hour. Hammer noted that today’s sleds can easily do 70, if not 100, miles per hour. Unfortunately, they don’t stop like a vehicle or offer the same protection. “Speed kills and that is a fact with snowmobiles,” said Hammer. Going too fast can also cause snowmobile drivers to “overdrive” their snowmobile’s headlight. Even at 30 miles per hour, it can take a much longer distance to stop on ice than the headlight shines. Many fatal snowmobile through-the-ice accidents occur because the machine was traveling too fast for the operator to stop when the headlamp finally illuminated the hole in the ice. Snowmobilers also need to be alert on all trails. They might not realize trails go over ponds or lakes where the ice might not be formed yet. Many accidents also happen when snowmobiles collide with fixed objects such as trees, fences, stumps, rocks, logs and culverts. Often these objects are partially or completely hidden by snow. Snowmobilers sometimes hit one of these before they see it. “Always be on the lookout for hidden wires, especially in areas that may have been farmed at one time or another,” Hammer said. “Too many accidents have been caused by running into wires in fields, guide wires next to poles and roads, barbed wire and chains used as road closures. Particularly in unfamiliar areas, you must drive at a speed which will allow you to stop quickly.” 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, students learn about the machine, laws, safe operation, ethics of the sport and how to avoid the most common causes of snowmobile accidents, Hammer said. DNR snowmobile safety courses can be completed by either attending a snowmobile safety training course from a DNR-certified instructor or by CD. To obtain the Snowmobile Safety Training CD, or for general information, call 651296-6157, or toll-free 888646-6367, 800-366-8917 or email 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 tollfree 800-366-8917.
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Commissioner’s Column
By Dave Frederickson Commissioner of Ag When I became the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture in 2011, I resolved to continue the good work this agency had been doing with regard to international trade. Like other commissioners who came before me, I understood that Minnesota’s farm and food sector needed to expand its visibility and market share in the fast-growing international markets of Asia and Latin America. Two years in, I am pleased to say that we are making good progress. New figures from the Minnesota Trade Office show Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached a record $5.1 billion in the third quarter of 2012. State exports for the third quarter increased by 1 percent compared with the same period from 2011. This marks the eighth straight quarter of record exports in Minnesota. MDA’s own economic studies show Minnesota’s agricultural exports hit a record $6.8 billion last year. This is up 13 percent or about $750 million over the previous year. Agriculture is wellestablished as Minnesota’s second-largest exporting sector, with major markets in China, Mexico, Japan and Canada. Minnesota now ranks sixth among all states in agricultural exports. These impressive numbers are due to a lot of hard work by a lot of people, and it all starts with our farmers and agricultural companies. MDA’s role is to help the farm and food sector identify and develop market opportunities. This role is especially important in Asia, where cultures place great importance on face-to-face communication, and where government officials are seen as important ambassadors for the private sector. We have taken this role to heart, organizing five major trade missions since the beginning of last year. MDA analyses indicate that every dollar we invest in a trade mission yields $120 for the state’s economy. Of course, Minnesota isn’t the only state pursuing these markets. Every other major ag state is working hard to do the same thing, so we need to keep building on our success if we don’t want to be beaten out by those Hawkeyes, Buckeyes or Badgers. A team of MDA staff and others just wrapped up a week-long trade development mission to the Philippines and Indonesia – two fast-growing nations in southeast Asia that sometimes get overlooked in the face of more prominent markets such as China and India. I am particularly thankful that Governor Dayton has a clear understanding of the importance of international trade development, and has expressed strong support for our efforts. During the 2012 trade mission to China, Governor Dayton frequently started out meetings by describing all that Minnesota’s farm and food sector had to offer. His active support is a vital asset that we will continue to look for opportunities to employ. We don’t know what is in store for 2013 in terms of weather or economics. But I do know Minnesota farmers are in as good a position as any farmers anywhere in the world thanks to their own hard work and the sustained efforts of Minnesota’s commodity organizations, ag groups, MDA and other agencies working on their behalf.
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Sibley East agricultural teacher Jeff Eppen received the 2013 National Out-
standing Teacher in Community Service Award.
Eppen is national outstanding teacher
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced that Sibley East agricultural teacher Jeff Eppen has been selected as the 2013 National Outstanding Teacher in Community Service at an awards banquet held during CareerTECH VISION 2012, ACTE’s annual professional learning event, in Atlanta, Ga. Eppen won the national title of 2013 ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service award, which recognizes teachers with significant accomplishments and outstanding leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement. Eppen educates students and helps them explore careers through real-world, community-based activities. One of the largest projects he has developed is a school garden through the Farm to School initiative. The twoplus-acre garden gives students real-world experience with food production and provides the school with freshly grown produce. In addition, half the produce is sold to community shareholders through a student-run community-supported agriculture business. This project has been recognized on both state and national levels. “I’m very honored to receive this award,” Eppen said upon accepting the award. Eppen has been through at least two levels of competition to be a national finalist and selected for this award out of a competition of five finalists from across the country. He was honored alongside other ACTE national award winners at a recent awards banquet at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. The banquet also highlighted the nominees, business, and national winners from the national awards program.
About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.
U of M Extension offers resources after school violence in Connecticut
The news of yet another tragic school shooting has affected us all. We think of the lives lost and the people touched by this violence and grief. University of Minnesota Extension has educational resources available to guide families, schools and communities as they help youth recover from school violence. Access Extension's "Violence in Our Schools" website at www.extension.umn.edu/go/1130. Several resources are available in Spanish. Topics include: • How to talk to children and teens of every age after the tragedy • Helping children through grief, distress and fear • Information for preventing school violence For more information and educational resources for families, visit www.extension.umn.edu/family.
Arlington Conquerors 4-Hers get in the holiday spirit
A little snow didn’t stop the Arlington Conquerors from getting in the holiday spirit and having their annual Christmas party on Sunday Dec. 9. After the delicious potluck the club heard what members wanted for Christmas as that was the roll call. Club members discussed their future community pride project, the club charter, and heard the report from the federation meeting. Club members wrapped up the afternoon with a member gift exchange. The club will hold its next meeting at the Senior Citizens Building on Sunday, Jan. 13. Cloverbuds will begin at 4 p.m. and regular 4H at 5 p.m.
Church News
ST. MARY, MICHAEL AND BRENDAN AREA FAITH COMMUNITY Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor Friday, December 21: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Bre). 6:00 p.m. Private confessions (Mar). Saturday, December 22: 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). Sunday, December 23: No elementary religious education (Mar and Mic). 7:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). Monday, December 24: 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass (Mar). 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass (Mic). No AA and AlaNon (Mar). Tuesday, December 25: 8:00 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass (Bre). 9:30 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass (Mar). Wednesday, December 26: No elemenary religious education, second to fifth grade (Mic). No Jr./Sr. high religious education (Mic and Mar). 7:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word and Communion (Oak Terrace). Thursday, December 27: 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 Sunday, December 23: 9:00 a.m. Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. Monday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve worship. Tuesday, December 25: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day worship. Thursday, December 27: 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 23: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Choir practice after worship. Wednesday, December 26: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Catechism class. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Green Isle Friday, December 21: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. Sunday, December 23: 7:45 a.m. Worship with Communion. Pastor Bob Hines. 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Zion. Pastor Bob Hines. Tuesday, December 25: 7:45 a.m. Christmas Day service at St. Paul’s. Pastor Bob Hines. Thursday, December 27: Private Communions. EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH 107 W. Third St., Winthrop Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier 507-647-5777, Parsonage 507-647-3739 www.wincov.org Sunday, December 23: 9:30 a.m. Worship. No Sunday school. Monday, December 24: 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service. Wednesday, December 26: 9:00 a.m. Prayer coffee. No AWANA. Thursday, December 27: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study. 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 Friday, December 21: 7:00 p.m. Longest Night worship service. Sunday, December 23: 10:00 a.m. Worship - children’s Christmas program. Monday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight worship. PEACE LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor Sunday, December 23: 8:10 a.m. Sunday school. 9:15 a.m. Worship service. Monday, December 24: 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve children’s service. Tuesday, December 25: 9:15 a.m. Christmas Day service of lessons and carols. Wednesday, December 26: NO CATECHISM OR BELL CHOIR. ZION LUTHERAN 814 W. Brooks St. Arlington – (507) 964-5454 James Carlson, Pastor Sunday, December 23: 8:00 a.m. Choir. 10:00 a.m. Sunday school Christmas program. Monday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service. Tuesday, December 25: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day service with Communion. Wednesday, December 26: 9:00 a.m. Newsletter deadline. 6:30 p.m. Board of Stewardship. Thursday, December 27: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on cable. ZION LUTHERAN Green Isle Township Friday, December 21: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. Sunday, December 23: 10:30 a.m. Contemporary worship service. Darrin Stoeckman. Monday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Zion. Pastor Bob Hines. Tuesday, December 25: 7:45 a.m. Christmas Day service at St. Paul’s. Pastor Bob Hines. Thursday, December 27: Private Communions. TRINITY LUTHERAN 32234 431st Ave., Gaylord Vicar John Gabrielson, Interim Pastor Sunday, December 23: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school. 9:45 a.m. Fellowship. 10:30 a.m. Worship. Monday, December 24: 5:00 p.m. Service. Tuesday, December 25: 9:00 a.m. Service. Thursday, December 27: Men’s fellowship New Year’s party. 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, December 20: 1:00 or 7:00 p.m. Women’s study of “David.” 6:30 p.m. men’s Bible study of “Second Timothy” at Dave Gustafson’s home. Sunday, December 23: 10:00 a.m. Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Monday, December 24: 4:00 p.m. Refreshments. 5:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve worship service. 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 22: 8:00 a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible study at Bette Nelson’s. Sunday, December 23: 9:00 a.m. Worship. 10:10 a.m. Sunday school. 11:00 a.m. Christmas program. Noon, Potluck lunch. Monday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve worship. Thursday, December 27; 10:00 a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Worship on cable TV. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (WELS), Arlington Bruce Hannemann, Pastor WEBSITE: www.stpaularlington.com EMAIL: Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul arlington.com Saturday, December 22: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Children’s Christmas service practice. Sunday, December 23: 10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion.. Monday, December 24: 6:00 p.m. Children’s service. Tuesday, December 25: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day service. Wednesday, December 26: 6:00 p.m. Counting Committee. 7:30 p.m. Choir practice Thursday, December 2: 10:00 a.m. Bulletin information due. 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Service on cable TV, channel 8. 8:00 p.m. Finance Committee meeting. GAYLORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gaylord Bob Holmbeck, Pastor Sunday, December 23: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. Wednesday, December 26: 2:30 p.m. Snow day and skating at Holmbeck’s farm. Ukrainian “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” church group also invited. Chili supper and worship time following. ORATORY OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE Jessenland 507-248-3550 Fr. Sam Perez Thursday: Weekly Mass at 5:00 p.m.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 20, 2012, page 9
What Christmas means to me
Editor’s Note: The following articles were submitted by students in Lesley Kaesermann’s classroom at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. I like presents. I love to spend time with my family and play in the snow. My favorite song is Jingle Bells. Jesus loves you. Shanessa Densmore Kindergarten Christmas is about telling others of Jesus’ birth. I like to get a Christmas tree with my family at the tree farm. I like going to my grandparent’s house. I love all Christmas songs. Nathaniel Lukasek Kindergarten Christmas is about getting presents and about Jesus. I like to put up our Christmas tree and look at Christmas lights. I like to go to my cousin’s house. My favorite Christmas song is Away in the Manger. Brock Lucas Kindergarten Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. My favorite thing about Christmas is getting toys. I like to go to my Grandma’s. I like to decorate our Christmas tree with my brother, Tucker. My favorite Christmas song is Shine on Me. Eva Hendrycks Kindergarten Christmas is about Jesus’ birthday and presents. My favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bells. I like to go to my Dad’s on Christmas. I like to go to church on Christmas and sing our songs. Rhett Ruter Kindergarten Christmas means a lot to me. Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. It is a very good day. Trevor Duck First Grade Christmas is fun. I like Jesus. My favorite song to sing is O, Christmas Tree. I love Jesus. Lane Wegner First Grade Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. I like to put up Christmas trees. I like it when I spend time with my family. Jesus loves you. Kerigan Brau First Grade Christmas is about Jesus. My favorite song to sing is O, Christmas Tree. I like Christmas because Jesus loves me. Jesus loves you. Will Kaesermann First Grade Christmas is love. God loves you. God is love. I like Jesus. God loves the world. Christmas is about Jesus’s birth. Kendra Schmidt First Grade At Christmas my family has a party at my house. We celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. And then we open presents. I will never forget the real meaning of Christmas. Jaidynn Dietel Second Grade Christmas is about God’s love. God told an angel to go tell Mary that she was going to have a baby boy and was to name it Jesus. Then Mary went with Joseph to Bethlehem. When they were there the time came for the baby to be born and she gave birth to her first born, a son. My favorite song to sing is The First Noel. Gracen Lukasek Second Grade My favorite song to sing is Shine on Me and Silent Night. Jesus loves you. I like Jesus very much. Christmas means that Jesus is born. Jenna Wendland Second Grade My favorite songs to sing are Shine on Me, Be Kind to One Another, and O, Christmas Tree. Christmas is about giving. I like to open presents with my family. Nick Ritari Second Grade I like Christmas. My favorite song to sing is Silent Night. I like to open presents. Chris Ritari Second Grade Christmas is Jesus’s birthday. My favorite Jesus song is A Blessing. Jesus was born for everyone. Tell everyone about Jesus. Jesus loves everyone. Kirsten Ziegler Second Grade My favorite song to sing to Jesus is Silent Night. I like Christmas because Jesus was born that night. Jesus took your sins away. Christmas is special to me. Alex Ritari Second Grade
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 20, 2012, page 10
Santa letters from Heidi Gasow’s first grade students at Sibley East
Dear Santa, I want a marshmellow shooter. I have been good. I will lay out cookies. Jonah Scherer Dear Santa, I want a puppy. I will put cookies out for you. Please look at my lights. I want a stuffed lion. I will get a present for you. Jadyn Krueger Dear Santa, Are the reindeer good? Are you too Santa? I want a drum set with drum sticks and an iPad and a shotgun too. Ricky Lu Borgmann Dear Santa, Can I have a cat? P.S. Thank you. I love Christmas and family. I am having Christmas tomorrow. Brianna Howk Dear Santa, I want a guitar and a real monkey. Ben Arneson Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a colorful picture in my room. I have been good. Serenity Miller Dear Santa, I want an American girl doll. And I want an iPad. I want school supply stuff. My American girl must have blonde hair. P.S. I have been good this year and Zach has been good too. Maryn Pazdernik Dear Santa, I want a Dreamlite and I want an Apple Computer. I have been good. My brothers have not been good. And I am going to lay out cookies. Maya Kumar Dear Santa, I want a horse, please Santa. Thank you. I want a puppy. If you can’t bring both things, Santa, you can bring just one. I wish you a Merry Christmas Santa. Leslie Diaz Dear Santa, I want Skylanders. I want a Bayblade, I want an airsoft gun. I will put out cookies and milk. Bryce Klancke Dear Santa, Can I have an Airhawk and a wall track too? How are you? Parker Burdorf Dear Santa, What I want is an iPad, and laptop games. P.S. I’ve been good and Paige has been good this year too. Morgan Haggenmiller Dear Santa, I would like a Super Double jump rope and a pink heart keychain and a gray laptop and a blue air hockey set, and a black cell phone. I hope you have a great Christmas. I will leave some cookies out. How are the reindeer doing? And how are you Santa? Sasha Bovard Dear Santa, Are you being good? I really want more Skylander Giants and I really want a sling shot. P.S. And I really want a wall track. Collin Simrell Dear Santa, I want an i-Pad, video games, and candy. I want a computer. I want my own tv. I will lay cookies and milk out. Nathan Davis Dear Santa, I want an i-Pad. I want a truck and a trailer. I want a gator. Jacob Scharpe Dear Santa, I want a pick up truck. I want an International truck. I want an Xbox. My house is decorated. Skyler Roehler Fielder Dear Santa, I want presents. I want a computer and an i-Pad. I want to wish Santa a Merry Christmas. Angel Garcia
We value your business and hope that all your dreams come true this holiday season and beyond. Thanks!
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Arlington Auto & Farm Supply
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A Wish For You
In this season of hopes and dreams, it is our hope that all your dreams come true this year.
For helping us to realize ours, we offer you our heartfelt gratitude.
gift of faith, the blessing of hope & the peace of love
for a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON and throughout the NEW YEAR!
We’re hoping all of you have a Merry Christmas. For your patronage, please accept our heartfelt gratitude.
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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
With warm wishes to you and your loved ones at this holy season.
Thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you in 2013. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
Please accept our best wishes for a fun-filled and festive holiday season. For the gift of your friendship, you have our sincere gratitude!
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Arlington • 964-2525
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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May all your hopes and dreams come true this holiday season and beyond. Many thanks and merry Christmas!
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Santa letters from Alese Pomplun’s second grade students at Sibley East
Dear Santa, I wonder what Mrs. Santa is doing with the elves? I want a bay Blade and an Elf on the shelf for Christmas. John Gaul Dear Santa, Do you like hot chocolate? How can you get all the presents in that huge sack? I was good this year. For Christmas I’d like a real microphone and an i-Pad and a grinch toy. How do your reindeer fly? How can you get to all the kids in the world? Prestina Garica Dear Santa, I was wondering if the reindeer like radishes. Do they? Do you have snowmen? I want an American girl doll. Are all my friends getting what they want? Mallory Sylvester Dear Santa, It has been a busy year at my house. I am good at school. Will you bring me a psp? I am good at home. I am good to my mom. Santa, I want a psp. Joshua Villalva Dear Santa, Me and my brothers can’t wait for you to come. Did you get as much snow as we did for Christmas? I want an i-Pad. How is Mrs. Claus? I want an X-box for Christmas too. McCabe Voight Dear Santa, My brother and I can’t wait for you to come. Please bring me an i-Pad and a DSXL. What is your favorite cookie? How is Mrs. Claus? I am in second grade now. How are your reindeer? Caleb Pautsch Dear Santa, How are you doing? I am doing fine. I am good. What is your favorite cookie? I want an Itouch and a sweater for my cat. The milk is good. I have a fish and a dog. Shelby Dieball Dear Santa, How are you? I am going to leave cookies for you. For the reindeer I am going to leave carrots. I was also wondering how Mrs. Claus is? Well bye. Delaney Petree Dear Santa, I would like to say I love you! How is Rudolph? I would like to see him! Come to my bedroom and wake me up to see Rudolph. I want to see his nose light up! I would like an i-Pad and a pillowpet. I love your reindeer, you and Miss Claus. Have fun delivering presents. Anna loves you Santa. Anna Harens Dear Santa, How are your reindeer? I forgot their names. Would you please remind me? I’ve been a good kid. Are your reindeer good? Have you ever been sick on Christmas? What would you do if you were? What I would like is an i-Pod touch. I know you are a good Santa, but it’s your choice! Joey Gaffaney Dear Santa, How are the reindeer? I would like a i-Pod and an iPad for Christmas! Calvin Bening Dear Santa, This year I want a fish and a pair of boots. How are your reindeer doing? Is Mrs. Claus baking you cookies? Mya Kube Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? Are they ready for the big trip? What cookie do you like? Mine is all of them. I want a horse set and clothes and a barbie. Hayley Davis Dear Santa, It has been a busy year at the Scherer’s house. How are the reindeer? I think I have been good. Do you? I hope you have a safe flight. I really want an i-Pad but I know it’s your choice. Kaitlyn Scherer Dear Santa, I want an i-Pad and a DS and a phone. How are the reindeer doing? I was good. Thank you! Jordan Dieball Dear Santa, Are you having fun with your reindeer? I only want a little bit of presents. I think what I want for Christmas is I want an i-Pad and a dog and a laptop. I hope your reindeers have fun! Tanya Rodriguez Dear Santa, I want a paper jam guitar. I want the movie amazing spider man. Does Mrs. Claus make cookies? How many elves do you have? Is Rudolph real? Zach Johnson Dear Santa, How cold is it up in the North Pole? How do the reindeer fly? And how are you doing and how is Mrs. Claus and the elves doing? How do you make toys? How many elves do you have? And have you made tractors before? Have you strapped a pony before? You are cool Santa! I want a rock polisher. Devon Thomas Almich Dear Santa, I want a Wii Lego City. I am in second grade. I want Super Mario. Does Rudolph have a red nose? Hunter Leighton Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus and the reindeer. For Christmas I want a new reindeer toy. What do you want for Christmas? I bet it will be fun to play with. Ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas. Santa have fun for Christmas. Maleah Miller Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? What I really want so bad is an electric scooter. How are the reindeer? Tell the elves I love the elves and Mrs. Claus. Have a Merry Christmas. Jacob Lucas Dear Santa, I wish you, Rudolph and the reindeer are being good. I will leave you cookies and the reindeer some carrots. I want an X-box 360 and a truck and trailer with two four-wheelers and two snowmobiles. Thomas Goethke Dear Santa, How are your reindeer? I want a dirt bike, an i-Pad, a play station and a TV. How are you? How is Rudolph? A monsters shirt in a long and a monster hat in medium. Owen Reid
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Holiday bells are ringing once again, and we’d like to chime in with our thanks to your, our neighbors and friends. Seeing you is always a joy for us, and we wish you all a happy and memorable holiday season.
It gives us a lift to serve you. Many thanks for your support.
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Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!
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May you rejoice in the spirit of Christmas.
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May your home be filled with laughter, From the floorboards to the rafters – And may all your hopes and dreams come true, That’s our holiday wish for you!
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During this holy season, our thoughts are with the many good people we’ve had the privilege to serve, and we wish you all the joy that your friendship has brought to us this year.
With best wishes and gratitude from all of us.
Wishing all our customers, a happy and safe Christmas holiday filled with a large measure of peace, joy and merriment. It’s an honor to serve you, and for your faith in us, we are truly grateful.
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Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men
With exceeding great joy, we wish you and your family all the blessings of this holy season. For the blessing of your friendship, we remain forever grateful.
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Santa letters from students at Green Isle Community School
Dear Santa, I’d like a present. I’d like an airplane. Mom writes on the computer. Buy me an iphone. Jader Gohlke Age 4, Belle Plaine Dear Santa, Bring me a baseball. Santa says, “thank you.” Braydn Wentzlaff Age 3, Green Isle Dear Santa, I like you Santa. Thank you for giving me presents. Aiden Bode Age 5, Green Isle Dear Santa, I like Santa and God and everybody. Can I have a present for mom? I want to give her lotion. I want a toy baby horse. A.J. Dukes Age 4, Green Isle Dear Santa, I want to bring a present to you. It’s a zebra. I want a play zebra and a talking horse. Maelynn Thoele, Age 3, Arlington Dear Santa, I’d like a cow set and new dolls. I also want a horse doll. Madalyn Vinkemeier Age 5, Green Isle Dear Santa, I want presents from Santa. Pink presents. Finley Bekkerus Age 4, Arlington Happy Christmas, Santa! How does Rudolph make his nose glow? Can you bring me a Justin Bieber CD and a Taylor Swift CD? I want Hannah Montana pajamas and Taylor Swift pajamas. I want a DS and some games for it. I want a pillow pet that’s a pony and it’s different colors. Can I have some fake nails, makeup and nail polish? I want a glow bug that shows stars on the ceiling. Can you bring me special sand like in my kindergarten classroom? Happy Christmas! Hailey Schwartz Age 5, Kindergarten Dear Santa, I love you! Can you please give me a camera? Can you please give me a telephone that you can talk on? Could you please give me a toy cat? Could you please give me a blankie that’s all pink? Could you please give me an IPAD that’s just pink? Could you please give me a computer? I don’t have a computer. Could you please give me a toy Barbie? Could you please give me a toy book that can read by itself? Could you please give me money? Could you please give me a cookie? I love you, Santa! Willow Stewart Age 6, Kindergarten To Santa, I would like a Monster High doll for Christmas. I want to see your reindeer. I want to see your elves. Adrianna Simek First Grade, Age: 6 Santa, I have a present for you. I found your present and I made your present (I’m giving you a hint!). I’ve been good this year and I’m singing a lot of songs about you. I want some really nice clothes and some Hannah Montana pajamas and some gumballs and a kitty. I want a bunch of Monster High Dolls with some clothes to go with them that regular Monster High Dolls have at the store. I want a poster of my favorite friends at school and I want my own camera. I really wish I could have a lot of candy if you could bring me some. Can I have a picture of my class, including my teacher? And I love you, Santa! Jelena Strauss, Age 6, Kindergarten Dear Santa, How do reindeer fly? One thing I want for Christmas is an Easy Bake Oven. I want gat and I definitely want a hair style thing and a jewelry boutique and color splashers. I want my own set of play earrings. Lily Foley Age 5, Kindergarten Dear Santa, How does Rudolph’s nose shine in the dark? How do your reindeer fly? For Christmas I want a book, a Christmas book. Megan Vinkemeier Age 6, Kindergarten Dear Santa, I really want a Monster High Doll. How are your reindeer doing? Are your elves working on toys? Johnna Maxwell First Grade, Age: 6 Dear Santa Clause, What do your reindeer like to eat for Christmas? How many presents can you hold? Cadence Dukes First Grade, Age: 6 Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like an Ipad. Do you like cookies? I am just wondering because I am giving you some. How are your reindeer? Morgan Thoele Second Grade, Age: 7 To Santa, I would like a Monster High Doll. How is Prancer? How are the elves? Are they happy? How is Mrs. Clause? How is Rudolph? Maggie Foley Second Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, I really want an Ipad for Christmas. How are your reindeer doing? How many elves do you have? Do you ever visit Asia? We have a really giant Christmas tree. We only have bulbs and a star on it. Does Mrs. Clause ever help you or the elves? I’ll see you at Christmas! Trevor Parrott Second Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, I would like a 60 horsepower go-cart with one seat. I want my go-cart to be tougher than a Four-Wheeler. I would also like a camera. Jack Stewart Second Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, This year I would like a puppy. I would like a Yorkie. Where do you get your reindeer? Does Prancer really Prance? Does Dancer really Dance? Lauren Menne Second Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, I really want to know how you get around the world so fast? I also want to know when do the elves start to make the toys? Oh… I would like a fish this year. Savage Rosenlund Second Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, I would like a Xbox 360 that me and my brother can share. How are the elves doing? I love you! Austin King Second Grade, Age 8 To Santa, I want a Fur Real Friend. Can you make my dad not allergic to dogs? Can I see you with your reindeer? Natalie Thumburger First Grade, Age 6 Dear Santa, I want a remote control car that can change into a helicopter. I would also like a motorcycle. Chase Alander First Grade, Age: 6 Dear Santa, I would like an Ipod , monster truck, yoyo, electric scooter, rat, dog, cat, DS games, and a DS for Christmas. Gavin Latzke Second Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, I would like some cars for Christmas. I was wondering how Mrs. Clause is? I want a NFL Vikings helmet. How are the reindeer doing? I would also like a map of the United States of America. Rollie Spooner Scond Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, I would like a Fur Real Friend for Christmas. I would also like another American Girl Doll for Christmas. How do you take care of your reindeer? How many cookies do you eat? By the way, I will get your reindeer some carrots. How have you been? I would love to meet you! Samantha Pollack Second Grade, Age: 8 Dear Santa, I love you and your reindeer. How do your elves make all of the presents? It must take them a really long time? For Christmas I would like an Ipad, and a baby puppy. My mom, dad, and I would also like a SMART phone. Emma Hecksel Second Grade, Age:8 Dear Santa, How are your elves doing? I want an Ipad for Christmas! Henry Reinitz First Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a DS and Ipad. How does your reindeer fly around the world? How does you elves make all those toys? What is your favorite color Santa? How many toys have you made so far? Christmas is my favorite holiday! Skyler Koch Second Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, I’m so happy to see you soon! I will have eight carrots for the reindeer. From, Charles Kotasek First Grade, Age: 7 Dear Santa, I would like an Easy Bake Over and a Fur Real Friend. What do your reindeer eat? Grace Wartman First Grade, Age 6
This holiday season, we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to express our gratitude for our freedom, family and friends. We’re proud to serve this community and wish you all the best in the coming year.
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Hope the season sets the scene for a spectacular Christmas for you and your loved ones. We feel blessed to have your friendship and goodwill and look forward to seeing you again in the new year.
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Wishing our friends and neighbors a season trimmed with health, ting Celebra s in harmony and joy. 10 Year We thank you for brightening up Arling our year with your visits, and look forward to serving you again next year.
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Santa letters from Melissa Laumeyer first grade students at SE Elementary
Dear Santa, Are all of those elves busy making toys? Can you bring me a WiiU, two Wii remotes , a 3DSXL and a snowmobile? I am going to give you 3 cookies! Jorge Soria Dear Santa, Are the reindeer ready to fly for Christmas? Can you bring me a PS4? Are the elves busy? I hope you like my cookies! Do the elves like cookies too? Lizbeth Cisneros Dear Santa, For Christmas can you bring me an iPad? What kind of cookies do you like best? Miguel Montes Dear Santa, Are the reindeer ready to fly? For Chirstmas can you bring me and iPad, an iPod and an American Girl locker? I would also like some clothes for my American Girl doll and my American Girl puppy named Pepper. Is there snow on the ground at the North Pole? Lorraine Battcher Dear Santa, How do the reindeer fly? For Christmas can you bring me a Justin Beiber Tour Bus, an American Girl doll and playhouse. I would also like a play tour bus, a play limo, a play car, a play castle and a play tree. Cadence Silver-Donaldson Dear Santa, Is Rudolph ready to fly? For Christmas I would like a dirt bike and a ship. I hope the reindeer are ready for Christmas! Cole Lovaas Dear Santa, Does Rudolph really have a red nose? Can I have a Trampoline for Christmas, a Barbie, a popstar and a Wii? Also, can I come ride in your sleigh? Chloe Bartyzal Dear Santa, What kind of cookies do you like for Christmas? I would like to have a trampoline, a Wii, Just Dance 4, a Barbie and some candy for Christmas. How many elves do you have? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Callie Glawe Dear Santa, How’s everyone in the North Pole? I sure hope you like cookies. I do not know what kind my mom is going to get, Chocolate Chip or the one she bought last year. For Christmas I want an iPad, an iPod, an iPod touch . Fly Safe! Gracie St. John Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? Please give me an iPod. Please fly safe! Diego Ortiz Dear Santa, I hope the reindeer are feeling good. For Christmas I want a WiiU and a mini four wheller. Can you bring me an iPod too? Fly Safe Santa! Spencer Tuchtenhagen Dear Santa, Are the reindeer and Rudolph doing okay? This year can you give me a Barbie set for Chirstmas? Fly Safe on Christmas Eve! Teighlor Spring Dear Santa, I hope the reindeer are feeling dood. How’s everyone at the North Pole? Do the elves like cookies? If I cannot get all of the things that I want for Christmas can you bring me Epic Dragon Battle, Skylanders Giants Owner and a Pack for the Wii? Enjoy the cookies! Tommy Ziegler Dear Santa, Is it snowing at the North Pole? For Christmas can you bring me an iPad? Alex Wood Dear Santa, Can I come on your sleigh? Can you bring me an iPad. Please do not bring the mini iPad. Damon Almich Dear Santa, Do the elves like cookies? I want an iPad for Christmas. I was wondering are you magic or something? I hope the reindeer are feeling good. I hope you like my cookies! Paris Kube Dear Santa, Do the elves have all of the toys ready? Can I have some snow boots and my own iPad for Christmas? How many elves do you have? Morgan Bednarek Dear Santa, Are all those elves busy making toys? Can you bring me a four wheeler, a monster truck with a radio and a dirt bike? Jonathan Lamb Dear Santa, I hope you have a good Christmas! How do you Fly? Do you have magic or what? Can I have some mints please? Merry Christmas! Miana Nagel Dear Santa, I want a Dreamlite for Christmas! I hope you can have a Merry Christmas! Ella Eiden
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Santa letters from Dustin Meuleners’ second grade students at Sibley East
Dear Santa, I want an animal planet set. I also want a 100 dollar lego set. I also want a combat set. Pearson Strand Dear Santa, I hope I get sky landers giants, and by the way your awesome and cool! I hope that you send me bayblades and a SD card for my Wii. Chris Schwich Dear Santa, I want a Nintendo 3DS and a Nintendo DSI for Christmas. I also want a iPod Touch and iPad.I would also like either a dog or a chihuahua. Andrew Dorweiler Dear Santa, I would like Stompies and Barbies and a stuffed animal. A new hamster or a puppy and a movie. And an American girl doll. Corsynthia DeLeon Dear Santa, I want a gold laptop and the best sniper nerf gun ever. I would also like the best ever nerf camouflage ever. Chetan Kumar Dear Santa, I want a monster high doll with two dolls and the doll that comes with a porcupine. I would also like the Christmas barbie, and a paint set with some stencils. It would be cool to get an iPad, and some money, and a phone. Most of all I want some ice skates and a game. I also want a skateboard, and some books. And a computer. And a poster of Selena Gomez, and one direction. And a playground in the backyard. Jocelyn Tigre Dear Santa, I would like a Baby Alive Doll, an art set, Twister the game, a few Junie B. Jones books, Barbie dolls, a big white board, i-Pad, and an iPod. That’s all! Allison Valentine Dear Santa, I want the Barbie closet that comes with dresses and shoes. I want the Barbie that can take pictures that show up on her shirt. I want another stuffed cat, and that Barbie Christmas Carol. Also, some more books. It doesn’t matter what books they are. We are going to Texas for Christmas at my Grandma’s house and some other places too. Isabeau Fuller Dear Santa, I’ve been a good boy lately. I want Dragonoid Moxis for Christmas, and Optamis prime with the jet pack. That’s all. Trevor Arredondo Dear Santa, I would like baby doll stuff. A DSI. I would like Barbie clothes. Guinea Pig stuff. Kidz bop 22. I would like the movie Hop! Sarah Somerville Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is to see you and your reindeer on top of my roof. I wish I could see you every year cause I think you are nice, and I would get gifts every year. Could you tell me all of the reindeer names? I want to really meet Rudolph the red nose reindeer and see how bright his nose is. I want to have the best Christmas every year. I might have some cookies and milk out for you. The gifts I want are a guitar and bean bag chair. I also want an iPad and I want to live on a farm and have my own horse. Jessica Wolter Dear Santa, I have loved your gifts a lot! I want a big fluffy teddy bear, a big Barbie castle, some little la la loopsy dolls, and a leap Pad 2. How are your elves? Are they tired? How have you been? I promise I will have some cookies and milk. Are you ready for Christmas? Are your reindeer ok and good? Holly Otto Dear Santa, I wish for a Barbie Photo, and a Baby Doll. I want an American Doll, and I even want another i-Pad. Juanita Diaz Dear Santa, I would like a digital camera that is bright green and two posters with dogs on them. In my stocking I would like a hand full of candy. Colby Brandt Dear Santa, I love your elf hats. They look so cute. Oh, can I have a pair of earphones for Christmas. I really need some for Christmas. I will leave out some cookies and one cup of chocolate milk. Emma Trevino Dear Santa, I want a tablet with a pink case. I also want some ice skates. I will give you a present too. It will be under the tree and it will say to Santa. We did the tree just for you. Merry Christmas Santa. Mya Stender Dear Santa, I would like a 3DS. I would like a fish. I would like a Harley sweatshirt and a cop car. I would like a regular car. Trey Lovaas Dear Santa, I want a DS and a gun. Can you give me a new house? Can you give me a 3DS too? Zach Kettner Dear Santa, I would like a stuffed animal cat and a stuffed animal dog too. I would like Polly Pocket and some books. I would also like a Pillow Pet Coat and a Pillow Pet Dog. Sammie Pomplun Dear Santa, I want a doll and a dog. I would also like a book and some clothes. Jamie Silva Dear Santa, I want a 3DS and even an iPad for Christmas. I have been good this year. I don’t want a lump of coal for Christmas. Joey Mueller Dear Santa, Where do you live? What I want for Christmas is a 3DS, Mario Kortz, and Bay blades. How many elves do you have? Kohen Louwagie Dear Santa, I want a red rider bb gun and an i-Pad. Tony Carpenter
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With best wishes to you and yours for the very best holiday season, ever!
From the following Green Isle businesses:
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Green Isle Lions Club
Locher Bros., Inc.
JIT Companies, Inc.
Green Isle American Legion & Auxiliary
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and we wish all of you a most joyous holiday season with many happy returns.
David K. Hennies Sheila L. Arneson David J. Welch Pete Arneson Scott Sorenson Debbie Weckwerth Kay Schumacher Andrea Harbarth Andrew Felmlee Anna Pinske Nancy Krentz Barb Luepke Joan Dose Carmen Baggenstoss Evonne Willmsen Linda Plieseis Emily Rabe Connie Wills Ramona Meyer Thea Fallen
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At this holy season, we want to acknowledge our friends, neighbors and customers who have been so good to us. Have a blessed holiday.
Christmas Eve – Monday, Dec. 24 Main Bank and Drive-Up will close at Noon. New Year’s Eve – Monday, Dec. 31 Main Bank will close at 3:00 p.m.; Drive-Up will close at 4:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve – Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 – CUT-OFF for 2012 Year-End Business Transactions will be Noon. Stop at the Arlington State Bank Drive-thru on Friday, Dec. 28 for cake and coffee to honor Nancy Krentz on her retirement.
In Memory of our beloved coworker and friend, Kathy Wolf.
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Santa letters from Carrie Pioske’s first grade students at Sibley East
Dear Santa, I would like a puppy. I would also like an ipad and a Kindle. Lucas Luepke Dear Santa, How are you doing? I know you work hard with your elves. I would like a dreamlite and I would like a pillow pet. I like you Santa! Julia Wolters Dear Santa, I have been good. I would like legos and I would like a Play Station. Bradyn Kube Dear Santa, How are you doing ? I would like something special because I don't know what I want. Oh I forgot. I want a guitar. Have a good time! Taelyn Pomplun Dear Santa, I have been really good. I would like an ipad and a cat and a robot with a radio. Ryan Lamb Dear Santa, I have been good. I would like an Anerican Girl Doll and I would like some American Girl stuff. Rachel Dose Dear Santa, I have been good. I would like some Bay Blades and an ipad. I would also like some legos , an x box and maybe a DS game and a Wii U. I love you Santa! Brody Niesen Dear Santa, Have you been good? Just teasing. Can I please have an ipod, an ipad, and a snow ball maker? Thank you. Chaldin Wisch Dear Santa, How are you? I would like a fidgit firend that is pink and big. I will leave you cookies and milk. Lainey Brandt
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Dear Santa, I have been good. I want a pillow pet and a soft blanket. I will get you cookies and milk. Megan Bachman Dear Santa, I have been good. Please give me a Scooby-Doo. I hope you are doing good with the elves. Josiah Butler
Dear Santa, How are you? I help watch my little sister. I have helped my mom too. Have a good trip and I will leave you some cookies and carrots. Morgan Scharpe Dear Santa, I hope you have a good trip. I would like bay blades and a bale elevator. I would also like a tractor and an ipad. Nicholas Schauer
Dear Santa, I have been good. I would like an ipad, an x box and a hat. Aiden Moreno Dear Santa, How are you? I know you are working hard. It is OK if you don't get me what I want. I have been good this year. Can I please get an x box and an ipad? You are the best Santa. Riley Drexler
Dear Santa, How are you? I have been a good girl this year. I would like a Rudolph nose for Christmas. I will leave cookies and milk out for you. Karcyn Dose Dear Santa, How are you? I would like McKenna, an American Girl doll for Christmas. I will leave cookies and milk out for you. Jada Henke
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SALES: (f) Brian, Matt, Brad, Dale, Jonesy, Jay, Zeb, Tony, Leon, Tomm, Brian, Dan (b) Eric, Greg, Tim, Matt, Cory, Mike, T.J. not pictured: Dan Ut, Curt
DRIVERS: (f) Steve, Ziggy, Clint, Joel, Ryan, J.J., Kelly, Dan, Wally (b) Luke, Russ, Kevin, Andy, Mike, Joe, Zac, Tim, Drew, Kyle
WAREHOUSE: (f) Dave, Josh, Adam, Keith, Hoppy (b) John, Greg, Nick, Paul, Kris, Joe not pictured: Bruce
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