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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
Volume 127 Arlington, MN 55307 Thursday, December 27, 2012 Number 22
Single copy $1.00
Editor’s Note: The following article is a summary of
the major news stories in the Arlington and Green Isle
arera during the first six months of 2012. The final six
months will be featured in next week’s edition of the Ar-
lington Enterprise.
Area anglers were catching walleye ranging in size
from 17 to 20 inches along with some crappies at Silver
Lake about five miles east of Arlington.
Mayor Jim Kreft released his mayoral goals for
2012 to the Arlington City Council during its annual
organizational meeting.
The Joint Powers Board (JPB) for the Renville-Sibley
Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Project approved a motion
to add the communities of Buffalo Lake, Stewart and
Brownton to the endeavor.
The Arlington City Council unanimously adopted
a resolution to increase the water, sewer and electric
rates for 2012.
Sibley East cheerleaders Makinsey Scharping and
Christy Woehler returned from a week-long trip where
they participated in the 2012 London New Year’s Day
Parade & Festival.
Local resident Jeff Otto reflected on his 10th and
final year as fire chief for the Arlington Fire Depart-
The Green Isle City Council held its annual organiza-
tional meeting and unanimously approved appointments
to various committees.
The Green Isle Fire Department responded to 47
total calls in 2012, according to Green Isle First As-
sistant Chief Dan Kroells.
Local residents Dave and Dee Czech received the
Darwin Mathwig Community Service Award during the
city organizational meeting.
Anne Karl was re-elected chairperson of the Sib-
ley East School Board during its annual organiza-
tional meeting.
Seniors Sonja Sprandel and Daniel Streeter were cho-
sen as the Sibley East Senior High School’s nominees
for the Triple A Award.
The Arlington Police Department responded to
896 incidents during 2012, according to Arlington
Police Chief Bruce Rovinsky.
Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven and Minnesota
Twins players Drew Butera and Danny Valencia were
part of the Minnesota Twins Caravan that stopped in Ar-
The Arlington City Council unanimously adopted
a resolution to approve an ordinance to eliminate the
police committee.
Zach Petzel was chosen as the Senior of the Quarter
at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington.
Members and friends of the Arlington Area
Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting cere-
mony at Conklin IBO & Auto Repair along Highway
The Arlington Fire Department responded to 79 calls
in 2011, according to Arlington Fire Chief John Zaske.
Emily Kloeckl and Clay Mogard were crowned as
the Junior Sweetheart and Hunk during a corona-
tion ceremony at the Sibley East Senior High School
in Arlington.
Members and friends of the Arlington Area Chamber
of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Saman-
tha’s Fashionable Jewelry in downtown Arlington.
Technical Services for Electronics (TSE) an-
nounced to their employees that it planned to close
its manufacturing plant located along Shamrock
Drive in Arlington by the end of 2012.
A norovirus was believed to have been the cause of
the massive illnesses at the Sibley East Public School in
Gaylord. Overall, 178 students and seven teachers were
absent from school at the Gaylord school campus on
Wednesday, Feb. 15.
The Arlington Area Ambulance Service had a
record breaking year in 2011 with 312 medical calls,
according to Manager Kevin Sullivan.
The Sibley County Economic Development Commis-
sion (SEDCO) presented a letter to the Sibley County
Commissioners and endorsed the Renville-Sibley Fiber
To The Home (FTTH) Project.
It was announced that there would be some
changes for Sibley County under the new redistrict-
ing plan.
Sibley East sophomore Nathan Rose captured first
place honors in the 195-pound weight division during
the Minnesota State Class A Wrestling Tournament at
the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul. Sibley East
wrestler Aaron Bates placed sixth in the 160-pound
weight division.
The Green Isle City Council briefly discussed the
results of a citizen survey at a regular meeting.
Preparations for Project Ed. 21 were in full swing at
the Sibley East Public Schools, according to Superin-
tendent Steve Jones.
The Arlington City Council voted 4-1 and adopted
a resolution to withdraw its second half payment of
nearly $11,000 and discontinue participation in the
Renville-Sibley Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Project.
Year-In Review
Continued on page 7
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Forty Winks Till Christmas
Students at the Green Isle Community School pre-
sented “Forty Winks Till Christmas” in the school
gymnasium on Thursday evening, Dec. 20. Left to
right: Noelle Czarnecki, Austin Bode, Bryton Rosen-
lund and Nathan DeVries.
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during a recent regular
meeting, received an update
from City Administrator Matt
Jaunich on the Highway 5
Project which will go through
town in 2013.
Jaunich recently discussed
the project with Streets Su-
perintendent Dan Thomes,
Sibley County Public Works
Director Darin Mielke and
representatives from the Min-
nesota Department of Trans-
portation (Mn/DOT).
The project will be done in
two phases, according to Jau-
Phase one will consist of a
mill and overlay from Gay-
lord through town to just east
of Sheila Drive in Arlington.
Phase two will consist of a
reclaim from east of Shelia
Drive in Arlington to Green
There will be no curb and
gutter replacement done with
the project and no structures
will be moved unless the
structures are failing, accord-
ing to Jaunich.
The area in town of High-
way 5 which is currently con-
crete will be milled and re-
placed with bituminous sur-
facing, Jaunich said. The bi-
tuminous overlay will be
three to 3 1/2 inches thick
and will simply be placed on
top of the current concrete
Mn/DOT will construct the
pedestrian ramps for the side-
walks to American Disabili-
ties Act (ADA) specifica-
tions, according to Jaunich.
Since the project is not a
complete reconstruct, the
sidewalks along Highway 5
will not be replaced. Areas of
bad sidewalks, however, will
be replaced and areas along
Highway 5 that do not have
continuous sidewalks will
have them constructed.
Mn/DOT, Jaunich said, ex-
pects to have a 2013 spring
letting for bidding on both
phases of the project. Con-
struction, meanwhile, will
take place in the summer.
Mn/DOT has stated that a
detour would not be needed
with phase one, but a detour
would be needed for phase
two, according to Jaunich.
Signal Light
Jaunich said the current
only signal light in Arlington
is not ADA compliant.
Mn/DOT has conducted traf-
fic studies and determined the
signal light is not needed.
Due to these two issues, the
signal light will removed
when the work is completed.
If the City of Arlington wish-
es to keep the signal light, it
would be the responsibility of
the city to cover all costs. The
total cost is estimated to be
around $200,000.
Since the signal light is
being removed, traffic along
Highway 5 will not be
Signal Light
Continued on page 3
Signal light to be removed in Arlington
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley County Com-
missioners, during their regu-
lar meeting in Gaylord on
Wednesday morning, Dec.
26, voted 3-2 and approved a
motion to select current Ar-
lington City Administrator
Matt Jaunich for the newly
created Sibley County admin-
istrator position.
In a move of solidarity, the
County Commisioners unani-
mously approved a motion to
authorize Human Resources
Director Roseann Nagel and
the consultant to extend the
employment to Jaunich and
begin negotiations.
The County Commission-
ers stressed that it was a diffi-
cult decision to make since
both finalists were extremely
qualified for the position.
The other candidate was
Jennifer Baumann-Schultz
who currently serves as the
procurement/enterprise risk
manager for Scott County.
Jaunich has served as city
administrator and electric
utility superintendent for the
City of Arlington since Sep-
tember of 2007.
In conjunction with the
second passed motion, Nagel
and the consultant were given
authorization to pursue Bau-
man-Schultz if Jaunich de-
clines the offer.
The Sibley County Com-
missioners are expected to
approve the final salary and
benefits package during their
next regular meeting at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Jaunich offered county administrator position
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
The Sibley East School
Board heard the results of the
annual financial audit for the
2012 fiscal year which closed
June 30, 2012 from Brian
Haley of Eide Baily, the ac-
counting firm the district uti-
What they heard was
money that went out far ex-
ceeded the money coming in
in 2012.
The district’s total general
fund expenditures during the
2011-2012 school year was
$12,833,440, up $1,259,806
from the $11,573,634 during
the 2010-11 school year.
Expenditures increased in
all of the six areas in the gen-
eral fund.
Salaries and wages are the
biggest piece of the general
fund pie at 54.96 percent, em-
ployee benefits follow at
19. 83 percent, purchased
services is 9.5 percent, sup-
plies and materiels are 6.58
percent, capital expenditures
are 8.99 percent of the gener-
al fund, and other expendi-
tures are .41 percent.
The salaries and wages
bucket increased $407,015,
employee benefits increased
$15,411, purchased services
increased $10,431, supplies
and materiels $74,955, capital
expenditures increased
$746,434 and other expendi-
tures increased by $5,530.
The largest increase, ac-
cording to Haley, was the
$746,434 increase in the capi-
tal expenditure area.
This was due in large part
to the iPad initiative in the
district. The district spent
around $584,000 on the iPad
Board member Brian
Asmus felt that the amount
spent on the iPads was con-
siderably more than anticipat-
Over all revenues also in-
crease by $167,370 during
the 2011-12 school year.
Total revenue for the school
years was $11,935,846 up
from $11, 768,476 in the
2010-11 fiscal year.
The majority of the dis-
tricts revenue is generated
from state aid sources.
The state aid totaled 79.81
percent of the district’s rev-
enue in 2012, 9.47 percent is
from local property tax
levies, 4.97 percent comes
from other local and county
sources, federal sources ac-
count for 4.78 percent and
local sales and insurance re-
covery is .12 percent.
The biggest increase in rev-
School District’s expenditures increase nearly
$1.3 million, exceeds revenue by almost $900,000
School district
Continued on page 2
News Briefs
Highway temporarily closed
Highway 19 was temporarily closed around 8 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 21, according to the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources. The road was closed due to a
train with mechanical difficulty blocking the highway.
Highway 19 was reopened two hours later, according
to the report.
For updated information on road conditions, visit
www.511mn.org or call 511.
Bullying Prevention Month
The Sibley East Junior High School recently celebrat-
ed and recognized Bullying Prevention Awareness
Month, according to Junior High Counselor Vikki
To celebrate and recognize the importance of prevent-
ing bullying, each student and staff member in the jun-
ior high building was given a blank puzzle piece to dec-
“Each person was asked to include their name and to
decorate the piece in some way that reflects who they
are,” said Louwagie. “Every individual in our Sibley
East community is an important and unique ‘piece.’ We
need each piece to make everything fit together and be
The giant puzzle created from the pieces now hangs
in the Gaylord lunchroom to remind students and staff
that everyone “fits” in at Sibley East.
Vandalism in Arlington
An individual or individuals reportedly threw eggs at
the Anthony Nerud residence along the 200 block of
East Adams Street in Arlington, according to the Arling-
ton Police Department.
The incident was reported to authorities on Sunday,
Dec. 23.
Beware fake text messages
The Better Business Bureau is warning Minnesotans
about a fake text message that promises a $1,000 Target
gift card, according to the KNUJ Radio website.
Spokesperson Jim Hegarty said that this is another
“phishing” scheme aimed at gathering personal infor-
mation about consumers. He said that the text asks for
people to enter an access code on a website, but Hegar-
ty urges Minnesotans not to go to that website no matter
how tempting it might be. He recommends deleting
these text messages right away otherwise it will lead to
more emails and offers from other companies that are
up to no good. In addition, he said that Target is aware
of the scheme.
Minnesota employers add jobs
Minnesota employers added nearly 11,000 jobs in
November, according to the KDUZ Radio website. This
lowered the state’s jobless rate from 5.9 percent to 5.7
Figures from October were also revised in a positive
direction from 8,100 jobs lost down to 4,800.
In the past year, the state has gained over 55,000 jobs.
Trade, transportation and utilities led all sectors with
5,200 new jobs in November.
Demolition in
Green Isle
The demolition of the
building owned by Lee
A. Eustis and Michele A.
Volkenant has been
completed at 130 Grove
Street South in Green
Isle. This picture was
taken on the second day
of demolition on Tuesday
afternoon, Dec. 18. The
building is the former
home to Panning’s Town
& Country Store and
Nevin Brothers. The
Green Isle City Council,
during a quick special
meeting in early Novem-
ber, voted 3-0 and ap-
proved a motion to ac-
cept the bid of $21,850
from M.J. Neisen Con-
struction, Arlington, to
demolish the building.
The contractor started
the project after the as-
bestos abatement was
completed and after the
gas line to the building
was shut off.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
By Kurt Menk
A fun and free community
run and walk event will be
held in Arlington at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1.
The event will start in the
parking lot at Four Seasons
Park. A two-mile run will
begin at 2 p.m. A 5K run will
follow at 2:05 p.m. A two-
mile walk and 5K walk will
start at 2:10 p.m. A kids fun
run will follow once the run
and walk activities are com-
The event is part of a Move
Strong Commitment activity.
Move Strong Commitment
was founded by two local
women with a passion for fit-
ness and movement. Arling-
ton group leader of Moms
Run This Town (MRTT) Jen
Carpenter and Kettlebell
Bootcamp with Amanda
owner Amanda Fisher enjoy
all things tied to fitness and
To promote this passion in
their local communities, these
women brainstormed this
run/walk concept and are ex-
tremely excited to share it
with their community mem-
The objective of the event
is to give people an opportu-
nity to start the new year off
on the right foot, according to
Carpenter and Fisher.
“Individuals who partici-
pate in the run/walk will be
making a commitment to
themselves to lead a more ac-
tive and healthy life in 2013
by adding movement to their
life on a routine basis,” said
Carpenter. “Our plan is to
continue to host a few runs
and walks and perhaps other
fitness activities throughout
the year in order to keep peo-
ple motivated and stay on
track with their commitment.
As a result, citizens of Ar-
lington and surrounding com-
munities who participate in
Move Strong Commitment
will lead more active and
healthier lives in 2013.”
Participants are asked to
dress appropriately. In the
event that the weather does
not cooperate and the event is
cancelled, a run/walk that
week following the event.
For more information, peo-
ple can e-mail movestrong-
commitment@gmail. com.
The blog site is www.move-
st rongcommi t ment . word-
press.com. Additional infor-
mation is also on Facebook at
“Move Strong Commitment.”
Inaugural walk/run set for Jan. 1
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East School
Board, during its recent regu-
lar monthly meeting, re-
viewed a superintendent pro-
file as conducted by Ed Walt-
man and Butch Hansen frm
South Central Service Coop-
The School Board, as part
of the search process for a
new superintendent, request-
ed that the South Central
Service Cooperative search
consultants seek staff, stu-
dent, parent and community
input into the creation of a
profile of the attributes that a
new superintendent should
possess to be successful at the
Sibley East Public Schools.
“To receive this input, the
search consultants met with
many different groups to get
advice on the attributes that a
new superintendent should
posses as well as feedback on
the strengths and challenges
currently facing the school
district,” according to a
memo from Waltman and
A list of common and de-
sired attributes from all of the
groups is as follows:
• Has excellent communi-
cation skills both written and
• Has a proven record as
an educational leader
• Works collaboratively
with others and seeks input
from staff, parents and com-
munity to develop options to
respond to difficult issues
facing the school district.
• Thinks and plans strategi-
cally with the ability to con-
ceptulize future needs and so-
• Is visible in schools and
the communities and is able
Continued on page 3
Superintendent profile of attributes is
presented to Sibley East School Board
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 27, 2012, page 2
The Arlington
A’s Baseball
will hold its annual
meeting at the
Arlington Haus Too
at 8:15 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2013
The election of
officers will be held
at this meeting.
Dicky Bob’s
Bar & Grill
320-864-3986 - New Auburn
New Year’s Eve
Dinner & Comedy Show
Mon., Dec. 31
Dinner 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Live music after the show!
Tickets available at the bar
per person, includes
one FREE drink
Call for reservations.
Barb Reierson (Goethke)
Barb’s Story: In August 2012, Barb was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. When she was diagnosed, the
cancer had already taken over 70% of her blood cells. While Barb’s first chemo treatment was successful
at putting her into remission, the cancer returned again in November. Barb will need to fight the cancer
and be in remission before she can move onto a bone marrow transplant. Without a bone marrow
transplant, her chances of survival are only 10%. Barb is a mother of two small children and an active
volunteer in the Arlington Community. Please help us raise money for Barb and her family to cover med-
ical and housing expenses required to fight this cancer.
Bee someone who makes a difference!
Bake Sale, Vendor Fair
Silent Auction & Dinner!
Come to SHOP, then stay for DINNER!
SATURDAY, JAN. 19, 2013 • 3-7 P.M.
5 dinner donation per person
Tuesday, Jan. 1: New Year’s Day, Both Banks will
be closed.
Wednesday, Jan. 2: Knights of Columbus Officers,
St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 3: Arlington Ambulance Service, 7
p.m. Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, 6 p.m.
Social, 7 p.m. Meeting.
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256
Fax (507) 964-5550
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The family of Kathy Wolf, who passed away
November 23, would like to thank everyone who
provided flowers, memorials, cards, food, prayers
and support during this difficult time.
Kathy’s smiling spirit was honored through the
expressions of love from those whose lives she
touched. Your acts of kindness and support have,
and will continue to, help us through the loss of
someone as precious and caring as Kathy.
enue was in the other local
and county sources which in-
creased $119,025.
Local property tax levies in-
crease $59,238. This was fol-
lowed by the state aid revenue
at a $33,907 increase.
Federal sources declined
$35,408 and local sales and
insurance recovery decreased
by $9,392.
With revenues at
$11,937,858 and expenditures
at $12,835,452, the district
spent $897,894 more than it
The general fund balance
decrease by $282,108 down to
$2,702,701, after four years of
significant increases.
Haley pointed out that the
district only received 64.3
percent of the aid owed in
2011-12. It is said that this
amount will be increasing in
The state currently owes the
school more than $3,300,000.
The district did borrow
$930,000 in aid anticipation
bonds earlier in the year.
Interim Superintendent
John Langenbrunner said the
district is expected to have
deficit spending through the
2012-13 school year and
probably into 2013-14.
He added the school board
will be reviewing the budget
and setting priorities for
spending in the new year.
Langenbrunner started as
interim superintendent at Sib-
ley East on July 1, 2012 after
the resignation of Superin-
tendent Steve Jones.
School district Continued from page 1
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 27, 2012, page 3
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Arlington, MN 55307
Office Hours:
Mon. 9am-6pm; Tues. 9am-5pm;
Wed. 8am-6pm; Thurs. 1-6pm;
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Sat. 8am-11am
Call 964-5547 TODAY
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Animal Clinic
Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
318 West Main St.
Lyle W Rud, DVM
Office Hours:
Monday 10:00 am-5:00 pm;
Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm;
Fridays 8:00 a.m.-Noon
Large Animal
Veterinary Services
Ultrasound repro, Surgical,
Medical and Nutrition
Small Animal House Call
by Appointment
Medical, Vaccination Services
and Surgical Referral
Dr. Robert G. Ovrebo
Office 507-964-2682
Cell 507-995-0507
Attorneys at Law
332 Sibley Ave. 1042 First Ave.
Gaylord, MN Gibbon, MN
Tel. 507-237-2954 Fax: 507-237-2347
Wills - Taxes - Estate Planning
General Law Practice & Trials
Free consultation on personal injury claims
(507) 964-2864
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Real Estate, Estate Planning,
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Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment
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Klehr Grading
Excavating, Inc.
Dozer, Grader, Basements,
Septic Systems, Driveways, Backhoe Work,
Hauling Gravel/Rock/Sand, Skidloader
Jeff cell: 612-756-0595
Wendy cell: 612-756-0594
1-507-964-5783 • FAX: 507-964-5302
Local LAWN
Arlington, MN
Licensed and Insured
Mowing, fertilizing and
weed control, dethatching,
garden tilling, core aeration
Adam and David Hansen
Adam cell: 507-327-0917
• 5” Seamless Gutters
• 6” Seamless Gutters
• K-Guard Leaf-Free
Gutter System
(lifetime clog free guarantee)
Family Dentistry
Dr. John D. Gustafson, D.D.S
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Office Hours: Monday–Friday
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Notice of 18
Annual Meeting
The 18
Annual Meeting of the United Farmers Cooperative will be held on
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Winthrop Offices Berdan Event
Center (705 E 4
Street, Winthrop, MN) for the following purposes:
1. To receive audited reports of the Cooperative for the period of September
1, 2011 through August 31, 2012.
2. To elect three directors for three year terms.
3. To transact any other business, which may properly be presented or
brought before the meeting.
We will begin the meeting promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30
p.m. We ask that you come early so that registration can be completed and
ballots can be issued. To be eligible to vote, you need to be an active farmer
producer, using products and services in excess of $5,000.00 per year.
After the business meeting, lunch will be served.
Yours truly,
Directors and Management
Todd Kettner, Secretary
Main Office, Winthrop
507-647-6600 or 866-998-3266
Arbor Day Observance
As part of the 2012 Arbor Day Observance, held on
Tuesday, Dec. 11, Steve Nicholson, consulting
forester for the City of Arlington, shared with Sibley
East Senior High School agriculture students tech-
niques of tree pruning and the value of continued tree
maintenance and care. Nicholson, shown above in
the foreground, points out major defects of a mature
ash tree that could have been avoided with timely
pruning and simple maintanence.
to develop partnerships with
business, government and
community groups
• Has a good working
knowledge and understanding
of school finance.
• Can adapt to and model
• Is described by others as
honest, ethical and dedicated
to students and the school
• Is a good listener who
possesses strong interpersonal
• Has experience with facil-
ity planning and bond refer-
The superintendent position
is currently being advertised.
The consultants will meet
with the School Board to fi-
nalize the candidate list and
review the interview process
at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28,
The School Board and
Community Committee will
interview six candidates on
Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday,
Feb. 5, 2013.
The School Board will dis-
cuss the candidates and deter-
mine the finalists during a
special meeting at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The finalist interviews will
be held on Monday, Feb. 11,
2013; Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013;
and Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
The School Board will de-
termine the final candidate
during a special meeting at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.
The School Board hopes to
approve a contract for the
new superintendent during a
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 19.
Superintendent Continued from page 2
stopped, Jaunich said. The
current intersection will be-
come a two-way stop for traf-
fic on West Main Street.
Mn/DOT traffic study
showed that even a 22 percent
increase in highway traffic
will not warrant a new signal
light, according to Mn/DOT.
The signal light in Gaylord
will also be removed. The sig-
nal light in Winthrop will
likely be removed as well.
With the removal of the sig-
nal light in Arlington, street
lighting will be needed at the
intersection of West Main
Street and Highway 5, accord-
ing to Jaunich. This will be
the responsibility of the City
of Arlington.
Jaunich added that cross-
walks by St. Paul’s Lutheran
School and Main Street will
be painted by Mn/DOT. Main-
tenance in the future will be
the responsibility of the city.
Mn/DOT will consider a
crosswalk by the Arlington
Community Center if, and
only if, there are sidewalks on
both sides of the highway.
Mn/DOT, according to Jau-
nich, is currently working on
the final plans for the project.
This should be concluded
within the next month or two.
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Incoming legislature
has many similarities
to group in 1973
Our View: Let’s hope the results of
compromise and productivity
are the same this year
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Guest Column
There has been much recent talk about the similarities be-
tween the incoming legislature and legislators from 40 years
The Democrats in 1973, after redistricting, had just taken con-
trol of the Minnesota Senate and Minnesota House of Represen-
tatives. The governor, a DFLer, was in the middle of his first
term. A big group of newly elected first-year politicians were
just coming into office. In addition to a war, politicians were
faced with unsettled issues and difficult choices.
The 1973 Minnesota legislative session, according to some
experts, was the most productive in state history. Politicians
from both sides of the aisle found common ground and worked
to pass a number of bipartisan supported bills which benefited
all Minnesotans.
“We had an explosion of legislation, but it was thoughtfully
done and passed with bipartisan support,” former State Repre-
sentative Tom Berg, a Minneapolis DFler said in a recent edi-
tion of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He added that Democrats al-
lowed Republicans to carry major pieces of legislation and have
some wins. Although lawmakers looked out for their own politi-
cal parties, politicians deeply believed they had a obligation to
the whole state of Minnesota.
In the same article, former Governor Arne Carlson, who was
one of those young newly elected politicians 30 years ago, said,
“We couldn’t eliminate partisanship, but we significantly low-
ered it to a point where there was outstanding productivity.”
Fast-forward 40 years and the comparisons and similarities
are oddly the same.
Although these are different times, the current legislature can
take a lesson from Democrats and Republicans four decades
ago. That lesson is to treat each other with respect, find com-
mon ground and work to compromise for the good of all Min-
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
December 28
Amy Bigaouette, Katelyn Geib,
Travis Luepke, Crystal Stien, Coop-
er Stier, Marion Van Moorlehem and
Holly Vos.
December 29
In Memory Of Jeff Vos, Sara
Borchert, Keith Kroells, Emily
Rabe, Zach Rischmiller, Jonny
Wiederhoeft, and Mr. and Mrs. Tim
December 30
Matt Morreim, Steven Luepke,
Draco Schlueter, Lucas Dose, Carol
Timm, Carla Ulrick, Todd Vrklan,
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Kleist, and Mr.
and Mrs. John Kreft.
December 31
Gary Kleist, Breanna Krueger, and
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Vos.
January 1
Julie Karger, Jason Quast, and Mr.
and Mrs. Chad Fisher.
January 2
Audrey Harter, Carla Roinestad,
Carrie Duckett-Halverson, Chris
Stone, Eric Koch, Kathryn Lang,
Marvin Wentzlaff, Mary Krentz,
Mike Arabian, Mike Pinske, Sandra
Roinestad, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ara-
bian, and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Shimo-
January 3
Bryan Meech, Jay Stien, Laura Stre-
ich and Jessica Garza.
“A New Year's resolution is some-
thing that goes in one year and out
the other.” - Unknown
“Youth is when you're allowed to
stay up late on New Year' s Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced
to.” - Bill Vaughan
Dawn was taking an afternoon nap
on New Year’s Eve before the festiv-
ities. After she woke up, she confid-
ed to Max, her husband, “I just
dreamed that you gave me a dia-
mond ring for a New Year’s present.
What do you think it all means?”
“Aha, you’ll know tonight,” an-
swered Max smiling broadly.
At midnight, as the New Year was
chiming, Max approached Dawn and
handed her small package. Delighted
and excited she opened it quickly.
There in her hand rested a book enti-
tled: “The meaning of dreams.”
Tom, at a New Year’s party, turns
to his friend, Mark, and asks for a
“I thought you made a New Year’s
resolution to quit smoking,” Mark
“I’m in the process of quitting,”
replies Tom with a grin. “Right now,
I am in the middle of phase one.”
“Phase one?” wonders Mark.
“Yeah,” laughs Pat, “I’ve quit
Homeowner: “I’ve hired a carpen-
ter who hammers like lighting.”
Friend: “He’s that fast?”
Homeowner: “No, he never hits
the same spot twice.”
A grandfather is talking to his
grandson. “You know in the good
old days, you could go to a store
with a quarter, and get a loaf of
bread, a dozen eggs, a watermelon,
and a brand new bike. But today,
you can’t do that, nope, there’s
just way too many surveillance
How many telemarketers does it
take to change a lightbulb? One, but
he has to do it while you’re eating
It’s funny how all the people
who hate the rich buy lottery tick-
A picture is worth a thousand
words, but it uses up a thousand
times the memory.
Have a healthy and happy New
By Lee H. Hamilton
We are locked in a seemingly per-
manent debate over the proper size
and scope of government. It was a
centerpiece of the recent presidential
campaign. It features heavily in the
ongoing maneuvering over the “fis-
cal cliff” and the upcoming vote on
raising the debt ceiling. And it sur-
faces regularly in the speeches and
comments of politicians and opinion
leaders who either take the govern-
ment to task for growing too large or
argue that it needs to play an even
more active role than it does now.
I don’t expect this argument to
end anytime soon — after all, it’s
been a feature of political life for as
long as any of us can remember. But
no matter how we view the role of
government, there’s one thing most
of us do agree on: whatever govern-
ment does, it should do it well.
Recently, I read a compelling
speech by a prominent corporate
CEO who criticized the federal gov-
ernment for creating an environment
of uncertainty and stifling the en-
gines of market growth — and then
went on to lay out plans for econom-
ic renewal that all involved the gov-
ernment: a revamped education poli-
cy, more investment in infrastructure
and in basic research, changes to the
tax code to reward innovation. His
speech underscores a basic truth
about American life: we can argue
about the fine points of its reach, but
the importance of government’s role
in our lives is inescapable.
This does not mean that govern-
ment is the answer to everything —
far from it. Nor, however, does the
anti-government rhetoric that so
often marks our politics show much
sign of being rooted in reality. When
we want to build roads and bridges,
operate schools and keep our cities
safe, create conditions under which
businesses can thrive, respond to
natural disasters or attacks on our
security, we turn to government at
some level. And we expect the peo-
ple who run it — the leaders as well
as those on the front lines — to be
good at what they do.
As Alexander Hamilton put it, “A
government ill-executed, whatever
may be the theory, in practice is
poor government.” You don’t want
second-rate scientists doing cancer
research, second-rate lawyers nego-
tiating arms control treaties, second-
rate bureaucrats helping your com-
munity recover from a hurricane or
flooding, second-rate inspectors
making sure your hamburger is free
from e. coli, or second-rate air traf-
fic controllers guiding your plane
through crowded airspace. None of
us wants to live with a government
that is incompetent in the exercise of
its important functions.
For this reason, Americans are not
as anti-government in practice as
their “get government off our backs”
rhetoric would often suggest. We
turn again and again to government
to solve the problems we complain
about. And however easy it might be
to rail against Washington or against
“big government,” it’s the institu-
tions of government you turn to
when you need them.
Constructive criticism of Con-
gress is always appropriate, but the
anti-government language that so
often gets bandied about creates dis-
trust of the very institutions we rely
on to meet the challenges and solve
the problems that confront us as a
nation. I sometimes find myself
wondering how far we can erode
confidence in our officials and our
government and still have a country
that works.
Whatever the particular policies
of a given administration, whatever
programs are enacted by the Con-
gress, the American public is enti-
tled to have those policies and pro-
grams administered effectively, effi-
ciently and competently. This cannot
be done without skillful civil ser-
vants and a steady stream of talented
people who are attracted to public
My sense is that the public is de-
manding more from government,
not in size, but in performance.
Americans want government to
work better for less, and the only
way to achieve this is for govern-
ment to become more effective and
productive in dealing with the chal-
lenges before us.
Lee Hamilton is Director of the
Center on Congress at Indiana Uni-
versity. He was a member of the
U.S. House of Representatives for
34 years.
One thing we can agree on about government
By U.S. Senator Al Franken
If members of Congress learned
anything from the recent election, it
should be this: the American people
want their leaders to stop the bicker-
ing, overcome the gridlock, and
work together to solve problems.
During the current negotiations to
avert the "fiscal cliff," I am pressing
Senate leaders to include a biparti-
san — and fiscally responsible —
Farm Bill as an important part of the
budget solution.
The Senate passed a five-year
measure back in June after months
of work by Senators who reached
across party lines to agree on a final
package. Where differences existed,
Senators from both parties worked
them out. The result was a bill that
not only reforms and modernizes
our agriculture programs and
strengthens the farm safety net, but
also creates jobs and economic vital-
ity in communities in Minnesota and
across the country.
The measure — supported by the
nation's farm and rural leaders —
passed the Senate with an over-
whelming 64 votes, a rarity these
days when frustrating gridlock can
stop even the most important efforts.
Best of all, the Senate bill saves
money — tens of billions of dollars
— that can help ease efforts to re-
duce the budget deficit.
Bipartisan farm bill will help avert fiscal cliff
By Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
As we gather with family and
friends this year to enjoy the holiday
season and the New Year and give
thanks for our many blessings,
there’s no better time to remember
our men and women in uniform who
have given our country the gift of
freedom and liberty for generations.
This year over 62,000 American
veterans will spend the holidays
without a place to call home. That is
62,000 too many.
But it’s also far fewer than past
years. In December, the Department
of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) released a report stating that
the number of homeless veterans in
the U.S. dropped by seven percent
in 2012. That is no small number.
And while we know our work
does not end until every veteran has
a place to sleep at night, we also
know that our efforts are working—
that our promise to give these men
and women the resources and sup-
port they need when they come
home is closer to being fulfilled.
In 2010, the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) made a com-
mitment to address homelessness
among veterans and set a goal to end
it by 2015. Along with this goal
came the 2010 signing of the Honor-
ing American Veterans Act, legisla-
tion that provides a comprehensive
package of benefits to veterans.
Earlier this year, I passed legisla-
tion to help us get closer to that
goal. The Helping Our Homeless
Veterans Act improves homeless
services for rural and underserved
urban veterans.
Specifically, it strengthens a pro-
gram that provides chronically
homeless veterans with housing
vouchers and case management
services, such as access to counsel-
ing and job training.
Before this legislation was passed,
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A New Year’s resolution for our veterans
Continued on page 5
Death Notice
Gene F. Moskop, age 78,
Arlington, was surrounded by
his family when he passed
away at the Marie Steiner
Kelting Hos-
pice Home in
Chaska on
T h u r s d a y ,
Dec. 20.
F u n e r a l
services will
be held at
Peace Luther-
an Church in
Arlington at
11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.
Rev. Kurt P. Lehmkuhl will
Casket bearers will be
Megan Anderson, Shannon
Frank, Erin Weldon, Adam
Weldon, Heather Murphy,
Paige Murphy and Peter
Visitation was held at the
Kolden Funeral Home in Ar-
lington from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 26. Visita-
tion will continue one hour
prior to service time at the
church on Thursday, Dec. 27.
Interment will be in the Ar-
lington Public Cemetery.
Gene Moskop was born to
Frederick J. and Ora (Wie-
mann) Moskop in Arlington
on July 21, 1934. He was
baptized on Aug. 5, 1934, and
confirmed on March 21, 1948
at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
in Arlington. Gene was a
1952 graduate of the Arling-
ton High School. On Sept.
20, 1954, Gene was united in
marriage to Kathleen Kreger
at St. Thomas Catholic
Church in Jessenland Town-
ship. Gene worked for Litfin
and Moskop Construction
until 1960, and then moved to
Busse Construction in Belle
Plaine, where he was a val-
ued employee and later a part
On Aug. 8, 2004, Gene
married Marlene Soeffker at
Peace Lutheran Church in Ar-
lington. Gene enjoyed all out-
door activities, especially
hunting, fishing, snowmobil-
ing, and water sports. He was
a member of Ducks Unlimit-
ed, a former member of the
Arlington City Council, and
served on the councils of both
St. Paul’s and currently Peace
Lutheran Church. The one
thing Gene loved most of all
was spending time with his
Gene is survived by his
wife, Marlene; daughters,
Mary (Pat) Brazil of Inver
Grove Heights, Cindy (Bill)
Weldon of Bloomington, and
Gina (Terry) Murphy of
Shakopee; step-daughters,
Gail Prescher of Rochester,
and Lynn Keith of San Anto-
nio Texas; brother, Richard
(Ruby) Moskop of White
Bear Lake; grandchildren,
Megan (Darin) Anderson,
Shannon Frank (Derik
Larocque), Erin Weldon,
Adam Weldon, Heather Mur-
phy and Paige Murphy;
great-grandchildren, Bailey
Frank and Cohen Larocque;
step-grandchildren, Jason and
Brian Prescher, and Asa and
Sean Keith; step-great-grand-
children, Bennett and Jaxson
Prescher; brothers-in-law
Jerry (Jeanne) Kreger, Joe
(Jean) Kreger and Ron (Ann)
Kloempken; sister-in-law
Mary Ann Kreger; and nieces
and nephews.
Gene was preceded in
death by his parents; first
wife, Kate; sister and brother-
in-law, Lois and Frank Park-
er; and sister-in-law, Kay
Gene F. Moskop, 78, Arlington
Rosemary Doehling, age
92, of Arlington, passed away
at the Mayo Health System in
Mankato on Thursday, Dec.
Funeral services were held
at the Norseland Lutheran
Church at 11 a.m. Monday,
Dec. 17. Pastor Craig Ferken-
stad officiated.
Visitation was held two
hours prior to the service time
at the church on Monday,
Dec. 17.
Interment was at Pilgrim’s
Rest Cemetery in Mankato.
Rosemary was born to
George and Mary (Risch)
Heinbuch in Lake Elmo on
Aug. 10, 1920. She was bap-
tized and confirmed at St.
John’s Lutheran Church in
Woodbury. On Oct. 24, 1942,
Rosemary was united in mar-
riage to Willard H. Doehling,
at St. John’s Lutheran
Church. After their marriage,
they made their home in
Rosemont, moving to Arling-
ton in 1963.
Rosemary enjoyed working
on the farm; she delivered
many meals to the men work-
ing in the fields. She loved
visiting and fishing at the
cabin and working in her gar-
den. Rosemary also sewed,
and was a member of the
Norseland Ladies Aid. Most
of all she loved to spend time
with her grandchildren and
Rosemary leaves behind
her children, Arnold (Karen)
Doehling, Helena (Kenneth)
Wentzlaff, Linda (Charles)
Bode, Paul (Naomi) Doehling
and David (Leann) Doehling;
grandchildren, Sarah (Lars)
Perry, Matt (Jessica)
Doehling, Brian (Anna)
Doehling, Dan (Shannon)
Doehling, Alyssa Doehling,
Paulette Wentzlaff, James
(Cori) Wentzlaff, John (Kelli)
Wentzlaff, Pete (Michelle)
Bode, Tania (Steve)
Rudenick, Tim (Kris) Bode,
Michelle Bode, Joshua (fi-
ancé Sarah) Doehling,
Nathaniel (Emily) Doehling,
Luke Doehling, Aaron
Doehling, Debbie (Steven)
Heldt, Mary Doehling,
Samuel Doehling, Amy
Doehling and Benjamin
Doehling; great-grandchil-
dren, Zach and R.J. Perry, Al-
lison and Laura Doehling,
Hadley Doehling, Irie Jensen,
Tyler Wentzlaff, Claire and
Adam Wentzlaff, Mitchel,
Jacob, Hannah and Thomas
Wentzlaff, Peter Bode, Court-
ney Wilmes, Lacey Wilmes,
Alex and Aidan Rudenick,
Logan, Jesse and Alexis
Bode, Abrie Doehling, Ella
Doehling, Nora Doehling and
Eli Doehling; one brother
and five sisters.
Rosemary was preceded in
death by her parents; hus-
band, Willard; granddaugh-
ter, Andrea Doehling; two
brothers and two sisters.
Rosemary Doehling, 92, Arlington
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Wolverines of the Month
The following students were recently
chosen as Wolverines of the Month at
the Sibley East Junior High School in
Gaylord. Front Row: (left to right) Leah
Serbus, Rebecca Campbell and Nick
Doetkott. Back Row: (l to r) Alyssa
Weber, Jaden Podratz and Nate Tem-
The House Agriculture
Committee, with strong lead-
ership from Minnesota Rep.
Collin Peterson, also passed a
bipartisan Farm Bill this sum-
mer. Unfortunately, despite
months of effort by Rep. Pe-
terson, national farm leaders,
and farm-state members from
both parties, Republican lead-
ers have refused to allow the
House to vote on it. The
House leaders' misguided ac-
tions have not only complicat-
ed our efforts to enact a new
Farm Bill, but also have
blocked the real budget sav-
ings this legislation has to
Beyond the budget impact,
the lack of a five-year Farm
Bill will have far-reaching
consequences, not only for
farmers and ranchers, but for
consumers as well, who may
see milk prices jump dramati-
cally in January unless there
is a new law.
In Minnesota, where the
agriculture industry supports
one in five jobs, we have an
important stake in getting a
bill enacted. The last Farm
Bill expired on October 1, and
our farmers, livestock produc-
ers, and rural entrepreneurs
need a new law to give them
the stability to plan for next
year and into the future.
I was very pleased that the
Senate Farm Bill, backed by
Minnesota farm groups, in-
cluded my measures to help
farmers and small businesses
save money and earn income
by investing in renewable en-
ergy and energy efficient tech-
nology, as well as my provi-
sion to support beginning
farmers. The bill also makes
important investments in re-
newable energy, the conserva-
tion of our land and water,
dairy program stability, and
food and nutrition programs.
And it protects the sugar pro-
Despite the current obsta-
cles, I remain optimistic we
can get a Farm Bill done this
year, and I'm doing everything
I can to make that happen.
That's why this past week, I
wrote to the Senate Democrat-
ic and Republican leaders,
urging them once again to in-
clude the bipartisan Senate
bill in any new budget deal,
and called Secretary of Agri-
culture Tom Vilsack directly
to urge him to work with the
White House to get this done.
I am also pleased that the
top Republicans and Democ-
rats on the House and Senate
Agriculture Committees,
along with Secretary Vilsack,
have continued to discuss
ways to get a five-year Farm
Bill done before the end of the
A bipartisan Farm Bill
makes sense for many rea-
sons, and with its budget sav-
ings, it should be a priority
during the current budget ne-
Al Franken represents Min-
nesota in the U.S. Senate.
Franken Continued from page 4
Silbena M. Wacker, age 85,
of Henderson, passed away at
the Mayo Health System in
New Prague on Monday,
Dec. 24.
A funeral service will be
held at Centennial Lutheran
Church in Henderson at 11
a.m. Friday, Dec. 28.
Visitation will be one hour
prior to services at the
Interment will be at Brown
Cemetery in Henderson.
Silbena M. Wacker, 85, Henderson
Helen D. Hardel, age 86,
formerly of the Rush River
area, died at the Oak Terrace
Health Center in Gaylord on
Monday, Dec. 24.
Funeral services will be
held at St. John’s Lutheran
Church, Arlington Township,
at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.
Rev. William Postel will offi-
Visitation will be held at
the Kolden Funeral Home in
Le Sueur from 4 p.m. to 8
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Visitation will continue the
morning of the funeral at the
church one hour prior to serv-
Interment will be in the
church cemetery.
Helen was born to Gustav
and Sarah (Oldenburg) Kr-
uschke in Derrynane Town-
ship, LeSueur County, on
Aug. 21, 1926. She married
Lawrence E. “Butch” Hardel
at the Redeemer Lutheran
Church in Blakeley Township
on Aug. 29, 1951. The cou-
ple farmed in Kelso Town-
ship their entire lives. He
died on Dec. 19, 1992. She
was an active member of St.
John’s Lutheran Church and
Ladies Aid and also served as
a Sunday School teacher and
with her church quilting
group helping World Relief.
She also was an adult 4-H
leader and enjoyed watching
and feeding birds as well as
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Gail Hein of New Ulm,
Sheila (David) Panning of
Green Isle, Jeffrey (Julie)
Hardel of Arlington, Leonard
Hardel of Le Sueur, Dean
(Kari) Hardel of Le Sueur,
Angela Briest of Gaylord,
and Mark (Amy) Hardel of
Henderson; 13 grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; sis-
ter, Luella (Orville) Heitkamp
of Belle Plaine; and brothers,
Henry Kruschke of Green
Isle, Harold Kruschke and
Donald (Marion) Kruschke of
Princeton and Loren (Evie)
Kruschke and Willard (Doris)
Kruschke of Belle Plaine.
She was preceded in death
by her husband; son-in-law,
Gene Briest; sister, Myrtle
Kruschke; brother, Gordon
Kruschke; and a half-sister,
Delilah Paulson.
Helen Hardel, 86, formerly of Rush River
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By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
wrestling team dropped the
first six matches and fell to
visiting Watertown-Mayer-
Mayer Lutheran 38-21 in
Minnesota River Conference
action on Thursday night,
Dec. 20.
The Wolverines have a
break until they host Tri-City
United in MRC action on
Thursday night, Jan. 3.
Individual Results
106-pounds: Juan Mendoza
(SE) was pinned by Jackson
Sweeney (W-M-ML) 0:24.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) lost by a major decision
to Bryce Duske (W-M-ML)
120-pounds: Mason Voight
(SE) was pinned by Adam
Traen (W-M-ML) 1:53.
126-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) was decisioned
by Corey Jobe (W-M-ML) 5-
132-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) lost by a major decision
to Matt Elingson (W-M-ML)
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) was decisioned by
Aaron Sweeney (W-M-ML)
5-3 in overtime.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) won by a major de-
cision over Nate Hillmann
(W-M-ML) 12-3.
152-pouns: Jake Wentzlaff
(SE) was decisioned by Joe
Reinhart (W-M-ML) 5-4.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) decisioned John Vouk
(W-M-ML) 7-2.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Jesse Heck (W-
M-ML) 0:47.
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) was decisioned by
Logan Cooper (W-M-ML) 5-
3 in overtime.
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) decisioned Nick Burns
(W-M-ML) 3-2.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) pinned John Ernst (W-
M-ML) 4:47.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) pinned Davion Franklin
(W-M-ML) 1:50.
SE wrestlers fall 38-21
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Sibley East junior
Nathan Rose (220) and
senior Miah DuFrane
(195) both registered a
win against visiting Wa-
t er t own- Mayer- Mayer
Lutheran on Thursday
evening, Dec. 20. (Top
Photo) Rose controlled
his opponent, John
Ernst, before a pin at
the 4:47 mark. DuFrane
lifted his opponent, Nick
Burns, off the ground
before a 3-2 win. Mitch
Wentzlaff (145), Austin
Kube (160) and Aaron
Bates were the other
Sibley East wrestlers
who registered victories
during the dual meet in
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team split a
pair of games in action last
The Wolverines, 1-1 in the
Minnesota River Conference
and 3-2 overall, will compete
in the Worthington Holiday
Basketball Tournament.
Sibley East will face Wor-
thington in the opening round
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
The championship game
will be played at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 28.
The third place game will
be played at 5 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 28.
Sibley East 88
Nicollet 42
Four players scored in dou-
ble figures as the Sibley East
varsity boys basketball team
dismantled Nicollet 88-42 in
non-conference action on
Tuesday night, Dec. 18.
Junior Brody Rodning led
all Sibley East scorers with
16 points. Senior Max
Grabow tossed in 15 points
while seniors Steve Haefs
and Sam Harrison hooped 13
points each. Senior Logan
Highland and sophomore Zac
Weber scored seven and six
points respectively while sen-
iors Tyler Bates and Patrick
Schauer tallied five points
apiece. Senior Julius As-
mussen had four points while
seniors Andrew Grack and
Tyler Kratzke added two
points each.
The Wolverines hit 30 of
49 shots from two-point
range for 61 percent and five
of nine three-pointers for 57
percent. The winners also
sank 13 of 21 charity tosses
for 62 percent.
Sibley East controlled the
glass by a 30-18 margin.
Grabow pulled down eight
boards while Tyler Bates
snared six rebounds.
Highland also contributed
seven assists and one steal
while Harrison collected four
thefts. Sophomore Zachary
Garza added four assists.
Jordan 73
Sibley East 59
The visiting Sibley East
varsity boys basketball team
fell behind early and lost to
Jordan 73-59 in Minnesota
River Conference action on
Thursday evening, Dec. 20.
Despite the loss, three
players scored in double dig-
its for the Wolverines. Senior
Tyler Bates and junior Brody
Rodning topped Sibley East
scorers with 15 points each.
Senior Sam Harrison also hit
for 10 points. Senior Max
Grabow netted seven points
while seniors Logan High-
land and Steve Haefs scored
five and three points respec-
tively. Senior Andrew Grack
and sophomore Zac Weber
added two points each.
The Wolverines hit only 16
of 47 shots from two-point
range for 34 percent and just
five of 23 long bombs for 28
percent. Sibley East also
managed 12 of 22 free throw
attempts for 55 percent.
Sibley East was out-re-
bounded by a 43-41 margin.
Grabow yanked down 17 re-
bounds while Tyler Bates had
11 caroms. Harrison collected
six boards.
Haefs also distributed three
Tyler Bates, Highland and
Harrison contributed one
steal each and Sibley East
managed only three total
thefts in the loss
Sibley East boys trounce Nicollet,
fall to Jordan before holiday break
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls basketball team
dropped two games in action
last week.
The Lady Wolverines, 0-4
in the Minnesota River Con-
ference and 1-6 overall, will
face Atwater-Cosmos-Grove
City in the opening round of
the Redwood Valley Holiday
Basketball Tournament at 6
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.
The championship game
will be played at 7:45 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 28.
The third place game will
be played at 6 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 28.
Tri-City United 48
Sibley East 45
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls basketball team
fell to Tri-City United 48-45
in Minnesota River Confer-
ence play on Tuesday night,
Dec. 18.
Sophomore Kelli Martens
and senior Jordan Thomes
topped the Lady Wolverines
with 11 and 10 points respec-
tively. Junior Jessica Garza
and sophomore McKenzie
Sommers hit for six points
each while junior Megan
Eckberg and sophomore Au-
tumn Dose hooped four
points each. Freshman Alyssa
Weber scored two points
while senior Briana Reierson
and sophomore Shelby
Voight added one point
No team or individual sta-
tistics were available from
this game.
Nicollet 44
Sibley East 38
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls basketball team
also lost to Nicollet 44-38 in
non-conference action on
Thursday night, Dec. 20.
Junior Jessica Garza led the
Lady Wolverines with 13
points in the loss. Junior
Megan Eckberg hit for seven
points while sophomore
Alyssa Weber and senior Jor-
dan Thomes scored six and
five points respectively.
Sophomore McKenzie Som-
mers tossed in four points
while junior Kimberly
Kurtzweg had two points and
junior Maren Miner added
one point.
No team or individual sta-
tistics were available from
this game.
The Sibley East B-squad
girls basketball team split two
games in play last week.
The visiting Lady Wolver-
ines first lost to Tri-City Unit-
ed 45-41 on Tuesday night,
Dec. 18.
McKayla Stumm led Sib-
ley East with 12 points while
Mikayla Perschau scored
eight points. Kimberly
Kurtzweg, Liz Thies, Alyssa
Weber, Katie Tuchtenhagen
and Shelby Voight had four
points each. Alicia Kranz
added one point.
Voight contributed five
steals, four assists and four
caroms while Thies collected
five boards, four blocked
shots and three thefts.
Visiting Sibley East re-
bounded with a 34-26 win
over Nicollet on Thursday
evening, Dec. 20.
Stumm paced the Lady
Wolverines with 10 points
while Voight tossed in seven
points. Kurtzweg and Thies
netted four points each while
Breann Walsh hooped three
points. Britany Reierson,
Kranz and Tuchtenhagen
added two points apiece.
Voight recorded five as-
sists, three steals and three re-
bounds while Stumm con-
tributed four thefts, three car-
oms, one dish and one
blocked shot.
Sibley East girls basketball team
loses to Tri-City United, Nicollet
Ice conditions on Minneso-
ta waterways may vary, but
all fish shelters must have
proper identification, accord-
ing to conservation officers
with the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Natural Resources
DNR reminds ice anglers
and others that shelters
placed on the ice of Minneso-
ta waters must have either the
owner’s complete name and
address, a driver’s license
number, or the nine-digit
DNR number on the license
of the owner plainly and legi-
bly displayed on the outside
of the shelter, in letters and
figures at least two inches
Other shelter regulations
• Shelter may not be left
unattended any time between
midnight and one hour prior
to sunrise unless the shelter is
licensed. (The Department of
Public Safety requires regis-
tration of trailers used to haul
fish houses or dark houses
and enclosed trailers or recre-
ational trailers used for fish-
ing. Trailer registration is
available from a deputy regis-
• A tag, furnished with a li-
cense, must be attached to the
exterior in a visible location.
• Shelters left on the ice
overnight need to have at
least two square inches of re-
flective material on each side
of the house.
• People may not erect a
shelter within 10 feet of an
existing shelter.
• A shelter license is not re-
quired on border waters with
Wisconsin, Iowa, North
Dakota and South Dakota.
• Shelters must comply
with the identification re-
quirements of the state in
which the angler is licensed.
• Shelters may be used for
fishing within the Boundary
Waters Canoe Area Wilder-
ness (BWCAW), but must be
removed from the ice each
night. The structure must be
removed from the BWCAW
each time the occupant leaves
the BWCAW.
Shelter owners are also re-
minded to take appropriate
steps to keep their houses
from freezing onto ice sur-
faces. With seasonal thawing
and cooling, it is not uncom-
mon for shelter contact points
to become frozen to the ice,
providing challenges when it
comes to moving or remov-
ing the shelters.
A common method used to
prevent freezing is to place
blocks under the shelter con-
tact points. Ice anglers are re-
minded that blocks placed
under shelters must be re-
moved and cannot be left on
frozen waters. An easy way
to remove a frozen ice block
is with a long handled maul
or a splitting maul. A couple
of clean strikes will easily
free frozen blocks.
Fish shelter identification is required
Holiday Office Hours:
Monday, Glencoe Office 8 a.m.-5 p.m
Dec. 31 Arlington Office 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Silver Lake Office CLOSED
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day – All Offices CLOSED
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Continued from page 1
Khang (Mike) Nguyen and Andy Mathwig were the
new part-time officers for the Arlington Police Depart-
The Sibley County Commissioners directed the
Sibley County Economic Development Commission
to go to all 17 townships and ask for their approval
in regard to the Renville-Sibley Fiber To The Home
(FTTH) Project.
The Green Isle City Council voted 4-0 and tabled a
resolution to no longer offer the audio recording of
meetings to the public.
State Representative Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glen-
coe, won the endorsement after two ballots during
the District 18B Endorsing Convention. His chal-
lenger was State Representative Ron Shimanski, R-
Silver Lake.
A plane crash killed three people and three dogs near
Glencoe, according to the McLeod County Chronicle.
The Arlington Historical Society, as a project for
2012, contracted with rural Winthrop resident Bruce
Froehlich and offered to underwrite the cost of a
horse drawn funeral coach service to all local veter-
ans who requested it.
The Joint Powers Board (JPB) for the Renville-Sibley
Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Project, approved a motion
to not build out a community or county if they are not a
member of the FTTH Project.
Jenna White was chosen as the Senior of the Quarter
at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington.
The Green Isle City Council voted 4-0 and ap-
proved a motion to hire Bert Panning as the new
part-time city clerk for the City of Green Isle.
An article on Phenom Genetics, owned by Matt and
Kelly Scharping, was featured in the Arlington Enter-
Members and friends of the Arlington Area
Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting cere-
mony at Premier Choice Realty in downtown Arling-
ton. The realtor is Leah Prahl.
Derek Hahn became the new manager at Jerry’s
Home Quality Foods in Arlington.
The Arlington City Council was asked to reconsid-
er its recent vote and position against the Renville-
Sibley Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Project. The City
Council, with the exception of one member, held
firm on its stance.
Sibley East sophomore Brody Rodning tossed a five-
inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win over visiting Mayer
The Sibley County Commissioners unanimously
voted to support the Renville-Sibley Fiber To The
Home (FTTH) Project.
The Arlington City Council voted 4-0 and adopted a
resolution to authorize and direct the submission of a
Transportation Economic Development Grant applica-
tion for the Highway 5 Industrial Park Project.
The Green Isle City Council unanimously approved a
motion not to move forward with a proposed ordinance
to regulate the keeping and raising of chickens within
the city limits.
Dr. Justin Davis took over the practice of the Ar-
lington Chiropractic which is located in the former
clinic building next to the Sibley Medical Center.
Derek Almich was selected as the Senior of the Quar-
ter at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington.
The Sibley East Elementary School in Gaylord
was recognized for closing the education achieve-
ment gap.
Daniel Streeter, Addison Montiel, Bryce Kloeckl and
Blake Nelson earned the Eagle Award which is the
highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America
The Sibley East Trap Team, under the direction of
volunteer head coaches Mark Standinger and Kenn
Mueller, consisted of 27 students in grades 8-12.
Incumbent Second District County Commissioner
Bill Pinske filed for re-eletion for another four-year
term on the Sibley County Board of Commissioners.
The Sibley East School Board unanimously ap-
proved a three-year lease with the Sibley Medical
Center for the use of space in the back of the old
clinic building.
DFL delegates threw their support behind candidate
Steve Schiroo for State Senate during an endorsing con-
vention in Hutchinson.
Sibley East Superintendent Steve Jones accepted the
superintendent position at the Little Falls Community
The Arlington City Council unanimously adopted
a resolution to approve the plans and specifications
and order an advertisement for bids on the 2012
Street and Utility Improvement Project.
Eighty-one seniors graduated from the Sibley East
Senior High School in Arlington during commencement
Members and friends of the Arlington Area
Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting cere-
mony at Los 3 Hermanos in downtown Arlington.
Six individuals were recognized and honored during a
retirement luncheon at the Sibley East Public School in
Arlington. The retirees included Michelle Dahn, Regi
Ploeger, Kathy Nerud, Phyllis Kube-Crawford, Deniece
Smith and Kathy Ringo.
Former Green Isle baseball players James Herd,
Terry McGuire and Scott Zeiher were recognized as
Diamond Gems during a special ceremony at Irish
Sarah Shimota was crowned as the 2012-2013 Miss
Arlington during a coronation ceremony at the Arling-
ton Haus Too. Jessica Garza was chosen as First
Princess and Miss Congeniality while Kimberly
Kurtzweg was selected as Second Princess.
The Sibley East School Board voted 4-0 and ap-
proved a motion to enter into a 12-month contract
with retired Sibley East Superintendent John Lan-
genbrunner who will replace Steve Jones.
Logan Campa, DFL-Hutchinson, was endorsed dur-
ing the Sentate District 18 Endorsing Convention at
Lyle’s Cafe in Winthrop.
Members and friends of the Arlington Area
Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting cere-
mony at Arlington Chiropractic. The business, oper-
ated by Dr. Justin Davis, is located in the former
clinic building.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Students of the Month
The following students were recently chosen as Stu-
dents of the Month at the Sibley East Senior High
School in Arlington. Front Row: (left to right) Taylor
Pfarr, Erin Mesker, Courtney Hildebrandt and Melissa
Otto. Back Row: (l to r) Karissa Sorenson, Maren
Miner, Caleb Justen, Jordan Petzel, Josh Hansen and
Elizabeth Becerra.
housing vouchers and accom-
panying service programs
could only be distributed by
VA medical centers located in
the Twin Cities and regional
population centers.
This meant that a veteran
living in a rural community
like Fairmont or International
Falls might have trouble ac-
cessing critical resources.
Now the VA can consult
with community providers
and collaborate with local
groups and organizations to
ensure that veterans in every
community across the state
can get the support they need
and deserve.
While this marks signifi-
cant progress, we know that
there is still much more work
to be done.
In Minnesota, studies show
that on any given night more
than 300 individuals who pre-
viously served in the military
are homeless.
But we are taking important
steps toward making sure that
we can reach every one of
these 300 veterans so that no
veteran falls through the
cracks, no matter where they
Because while we know
that we can never truly repay
the debt we owe our brave
troops and veterans, we also
know that we can honor them
with our actions. As we re-
flect on the past year and set
our goals for the new one, we
are heartened by the fact that
these actions are working.
As we make our resolutions
for the New Year, let us not
forget one resolution we must
keep: may we never rest until
the heroes who have sacri-
ficed for our country have a
place to call home during the
holidays and every day in be-
Amy Klobuchar represents
Minnesota in the U.S. Senate.
Klobuchar Continued from page 4
City of Arlington
Planning & Zoning
Public Hearing
The Arlington Planning & Zon-
ing Committee will hold a public
hearing on Thursday, January 10,
2013 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 204 Shamrock Drive
to consider Ordinance 279, an
Ordinance amending Ordinance
169, The Arlington Zoning Ordi-
nance, by adding Section 4.25 re-
lating to the Urban Reserve Dis-
A copy of the proposed ordi-
nance is available for inspection
at City Hall. Any person desiring
to comment on this matter is invit-
ed to do so in writing or orally at
the time of the public hearing. In-
quiries should be directed to Cyn-
thia Smith-Strack, Zoning Admin-
istrator, at 507-964-2378 during
normal business hours. Written
comments should be sent to the
Zoni ng Admi ni strator at 204
Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN
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The City of
Arlington will be
picking up Christmas
trees at no charge
starting Monday,
December 31
through Friday,
January 11
Residents are asked to place their trees on
the front boulevard next to the curb.
For more information, please contact
the Arlington City Office at 964-2378.
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Church News
The Sibley Medical Cen-
ter, in cooperation with Sib-
ley County Public Health
and Human Services, today
asked the public’s help to
reduce the spread of the flu
and reminded people that
it’s not too late to receive a
flu shot.
“Significant increases in
flu activity in the U.S. in
the last three weeks indi-
cate that an early flu season
is underway,” says Donna
Schiro, RN,BSN Infection
Preventionist at Sibley
Medical Center. “We urge
everyone to get a flu vac-
cine now if you have not
done so already this season.
Vaccination is especially
important for children,
adults 65 and older, preg-
nant women and people
with asthma, diabetes and
other long-term conditions
who are at high risk from
flu complications.”
Since the start of the in-
fluenza season, no influen-
za-related deaths have been
reported in Minnesota.
However, more than 70
people have been hospital-
ized with laboratory-con-
firmed influenza, and 18
outbreaks of influenza-like
illness (ILI) in Minnesota
schools have been reported.
“Getting a flu shot is one
of the most effective ways
each of us can avoid getting
the flu and spreading the
illness to others,” says
Laura Reid, RN, PHN,
Public Health Supervisor at
Sibley County Public
Health and Human Servic-
es. “Supplies of the flu vac-
cine are plentiful and readi-
ly available from your local
health care provider or
other consumer outlets, in-
cluding many pharmacies.”
Officials remind the pub-
lic, in addition to getting
the seasonal flu vaccine,
there are other steps every-
one can take to prevent
contracting and spreading
the flu. They include:
• Cover your cough
• Wash your hands with
warm water and soap, or
use an alcohol-based sani-
• If you aren’t feeling
well, stay home
• If your children are ill,
keep them at home
The seasonal flu is a con-
tagious respiratory illness
caused by influenza (flu)
viruses. It can cause mild to
severe illness, and at times
can lead to death.
The signs and symptoms
of the seasonal flu include
fever, cough, sore throat,
runny or stuffy nose, body
aches, headache, chills and
The Sibley Medical Cen-
ter has flu vaccine available
at any of their clinic sites:
Arlington: 507-964-2271
Gaylord: 507-237-
Henderson: 507-248-
Winthrop: 507-647-5318
Sibley County Public
Health and Human Services
(flu vaccine available for
low income or uninsured
families): 507-237-4000
Please call for an ap-
pointment or if you have
any questions.
It’s not too late to receive a flu shot
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $385
Site closed Monday and Tues-
day, December 31 and January 1.
Wednesday: Chi cken chow
mein, rice, chow mein noodles,
oriental vegetables, mandarin or-
ange gelatin, cookie, low fat milk.
Thursday, Janaury 3: Roast
beef, mashed potatoes, carrots,
dinner roll with margarine, pud-
ding dessert, low fat milk.
Fri day: Creamy vegetabl e
soup, turkey sandwich, tropical
fruit, crackers with margarine,
brownie, low fat milk.
Arlington and Gaylord
Breakfast i s served at 8:00
a.m. daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is
served wi th each meal dai l y.
Menu is subject to change.
Monday and Tuesday: No
Wednesday: Oatmeal bar,
cheese stick, juice, milk.
Thursday: Waffle, juice, milk.
Friday: Cereal, seeds, fruit cup,
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal . Addi ti onal mi l k i s
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday and Tuesday: No
Wednesday: Pizza, peas, fruit.
Thursday: Corn dog, scalloped
potatoes, green beans, fruit.
Friday: Shrimp poppers, hash
brown potatoes, carrots, celery,
squash, fruit.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal . Addi ti onal mi l k i s
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday and Tuesday: No
Wednesday: Chicken strips,
seasoned rice, glazed carrots,
peas, whole grain bread slice.
Thursday: Spaghetti , meat
sauce, green beans, cole slaw,
pineapple, bread stick.
Friday: Mini corn dogs, oven
fries, baked beans, pear slices.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Sunday, December 30: 9:00
a.m. Bible class. 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 1: 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 3: 5:30
p.m. Deadline for bulletin infor-
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, December 30: 8:30
a.m. Sunday school and adult
Bible study. 9:30 a.m. Worship
service. Choir practice after
Wednesday, January 2: 6:30
to 8:00 p.m. Catechism class.
Thursday, January 3: 6:30
p.m. Women’s Guild.
Green Isle
Friday, December 28: 10:00
a.m. Deadline for Sunday bul-
Sunday, December 30: 7:45
a.m. Worship without Commu-
nion. Pastor Bob Hines. 9:00
a.m. Sunday school.
Tuesday, January 1: 10:30
a.m. New Year’s Day joint wor-
ship service without Commu-
nion at Zion’s. Pastor Bob
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
Parsonage 507-647-3739
Sunday, December 30: 9:30
a.m. Worship. No Sunday
Monday, December 31: 6:30
p.m. Game night.
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Rev. Brigit Stevens, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, December 30: 10:00
a.m. Worship. No Sunday
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, December 30: 9:15
a.m. Worship service.
Monday, December 31: 7:30
p.m. New Year’s Eve service
with Holy Communion.
Wednesday, January 2: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Bell
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, December 30: 8:00
a.m. Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship.
10:00 a.m. Sunday school and
Green Isle Township
Friday, December 28: 10:00
a.m. Deadline for Sunday bul-
Sunday, December 30: 10:30
a.m. Worship without Commu-
nion. Pastor Bob Hines.
Tuesday, January 1: 10:30
a.m. New Year’s Day joint wor-
ship service without Commu-
nion at Zion’s. Pastor Bob
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Vicar John Gabrielson, In-
terim Pastor
Sunday, December 30: 10:30
a.m. Worship.
Christian & Missionary
Ben Lane, Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Thursday, December 27: No
women’s groups, resumes Janu-
ary 3rd. Women’s study of
“David.” 6:30 p.m. men’s Bible
study of “Second Timothy” at
Dave Gustafson’s home.
Sunday, December 30: 10:00
a.m. Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship
service with Sunday school.
Wednesday, January 2: No
REACH, resumes January 9th at
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
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.
Wayne Swanson, Pastor
Saturday, December 29: 8:00
a.m. A-Men men’s group.
Sunday, December 30: 9:00
and 11:00 a.m. Worship. 1
Wednesday, January 2: 7:00
p.m. Bible study; choir. 8:00
p.m. Worship.
Thursday, January 3: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship on cable TV. 1:00 and 7;00
p. m. Bible study at Jean
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Sunday, December 30: 10:00
a.m. Worship.
Monday, December 31: 6:00
p.m. Worship with Communion.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Sunday, December 30: 9:00
a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday worship service.
Wednesday, January 2: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes. 8:00
p.m. Youth Focused.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, December 28: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Mar and Bre)
Saturday, December 29: 5:00
p.m. Mass (Mar).
Sunday, December 30: No ele-
mentary 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 31: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre). 5:30 p.m. New
Year’s Eve Mass (Mic). No AA
and AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, January 1: 8:00 a.m.
New Year’s Day Mass (Bre).
9:30 a.m. New Year’s Day Mass
Wednesday, January 2: No
Jr./Sr. high religious education
(Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre).
3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Elementary re-
ligious education, second to fifth
grade (Mic). 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Nursing home visit/class (Mic).
7:00 p.m. St. Arthur’s KC offi-
cers’ meeting (Mar).
Thursday, January 3: 8:30
a. m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m.
Scripture study (Srs. residence
in Gaylord); Word and Commu-
nion (Oak Terrace). 7:30 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous (Mic).
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 27, 2012, page 8
“Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign
Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in
peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared
in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the
glory of your people Israel.”” Luke 2:28-32 NIV
Pastor Bruce W. Hanneman
8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study
10:00 a.m. Worship
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Holiday Program
Students at the Green Isle Community School pre-
sented “Forty Winks Till Christmas” on Thursday
night, Dec. 20. Left to right: Tyson Grams, Joe Roepke,
Abby Bode and Nick Grams.
88 Years Ago
December 25, 1924
Louis Kill, Editor
Santa Claus received a royal
welcome to Arlington when he
alighted from the 3:15 passenger
train last Saturday afternoon,
when he was greeted by a crowd
of fully 500 kiddies and several
hundred grown-ups who had
gathered at the station. Santa ap-
preciated the royal welcome he
received all the more because
the youngsters were undaunted
by the sub-zero temperature and
turned out in full force.
The second death from black
smallpox occurred last Sunday
when Louis Hensler of Jessen-
land succumbed to the dread
disease. Another case of small-
pox in this vicinity is reported at
the Martin Mueller home, west
of Arlington. August, the eldest
son, was taken ill last week with
the disease in a very mild form.
He was not seriously ill at any
time and is recovering nicely.
68 Years Ago
December 21, 1944
Louis Kill, Editor
Miss Delores Alwin and Earl
G. W. Bandelin were married on
Thursday afternoon, December
14th, in the Arlington Methodist
Church. Rev. Frank C. Greene
officiated. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Alwin of Sleepy Eye. The
groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Bandelin of Arling-
A meeting of the sportsmen
and hunters of this community
has been called for Friday
evening, December 22, at 8 o’-
clock, in the City Hall in Arling-
ton. All hunters are urged to at-
tend and take part in the discus-
sion which it is hoped will result
in perfecting an organization to
promote duck hunting in this
part of the county.
Arlington has a new business
establishment in the form of a
plumbing, heating and welding
shop. It is located in the Earnest
Barth building in West Arlington
and conducted by Harry A.
Wright of New Lisbon, Wiscon-
sin. Mr. Wright is a nephew of
O. S. Vesta of this community.
48 Years Ago
December 24 and 31, 1964
Curtis Boeder, Editor
The Arlington-Green Isle
school will have a foreign ex-
change student next year. The
FHA has been working on this
project for nearly a year to find a
home and raise the necessary
Over 150 members of the
Farmhand sales staff from the
United States and Canada toured
the Green Isle Manufacturing
plant last Wednesday evening.
Mel Giesen, shipping supervisor
of the Green Isle firm, explained
the process of manufacturing
one of the firm’s biggest sellers,
the Farmhand Feedmaster grind-
er and mixer, in a photo featured
in the Enterprise.
Gilbert Herd, who has been
hauling milk and cream for the
Arlington Creamery Association
for the past 29 years, today an-
nounced the sale of the business
to Darrel Grack of Arlington.
Herd stated that when he first
began hauling for the creamery
most of his customers sold only
cream, with the exception of one
or two persons who shipped
whole milk.
28 Years Ago
December 27, 1984
Val Kill, Editor
The VFW Auxiliary to Post
6031 is pleased to announce the
winners of the 1984 Voice of
Democracy contest. Mary Sho-
berg was awarded the first place
prize of $20, Margie Kemp was
awarded the second place prize
of $15 and Lori Perschau re-
ceived the third place prize of
$10. Mary Shoberg’s winning
tape has been entered into Dis-
trict 2 VFW Voice of Democra-
cy competition.
Travis Smith and Michelle
Boettcher, both of Henderson,
placed first and second in the
November 10th Bowlathon at
the Pondarosa Bowl in Arling-
ton. The bowlathon was spon-
sored to raise funds for the Min-
nesota Association for Retarded
Citizens. Although neither was
an experienced bowler they
bowled a 166 and 165 respec-
tively, giving them first and sec-
ond place.
By Gail Gilman-Waldner
Part of the American tradi-
tion of celebrating the New
Year seems to be making res-
olutions that are doomed to
failure. It is estimated that 25
percent of New Year's resolu-
tions are abandoned within
the first 15 weeks of the year.
Not only that, but individuals
tend to make the same New
Year's resolution an average
of ten times, and those who
manage to make a resolution
last for six months or longer
have often tried five or six
times before finally succeed-
ing. The lack of success in
carrying out New Year s reso-
lutions can be demoralizing
and can lead to an attitude of
“I give up -- why bother?”
until the next year when false
hope syndrome starts a new
To avoid this trap, resolu-
tions should be realistic goals
based on an individual’s life
and circumstances. Healthy
behaviors are a result of four
elements: awareness, motiva-
tion, skill-building, and op-
portunity. Without opportu-
nity or access to ways to pro-
mote health, good intentions
cannot be realized. For ex-
ample, an older adult may re-
solve to exercise regularly,
but if he or she does not have
transportation to get to a sen-
ior center or community cen-
ter, has no idea how to be
physically active alone at
home, and doesn’t have an
exercise buddy or a family
member who can offer sup-
port, the likelihood that he or
she will start being physically
active just because it’s on a
New Year’s resolution list is
very low.
On the other hand, setting
SMART (Specific, Measura-
ble, Attainable, Realistic,
Time-based) goals and using
positive rather than negative
reinforcement may help an
older adult take small steps
toward making lasting
changes. The older adult in
the example above might
start by setting a goal for Jan-
uary of making two phone
calls to ask about transporta-
tion to a senior center from
the county transit system or
from the senior center itself.
The following suggestions
may help create empowering
New Year’s resolutions for
improved health.
1. I will honor my life ex-
perience, appreciate my
strengths and abilities, and
love myself. 2. I will make
changes for me, not for any-
one else.
3. I will get more in touch
with my body and listen to
what it is telling me.
4. I will ask for support
from family, friends, and oth-
ers if I need it, and I will
offer support when needed.
5. I will pick one or two
things to work on and set
goals that are SMART (Spe-
cific, Measurable, Attainable,
Realistic, Time-based).
6. I will try something new.
Setting realistic New Year’s resolutions
7. I will connect with oth-
8. I will have fun.
9. I will start by taking
small steps.
10. I will give myself cred-
it for what I accomplish.
People who would like
more information on “Setting
Realistic New Year’s Resolu-
tions” are encouraged to
contact Gail Gilman-Wald-
ner, Family Life Consultant,
M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Profes-
sor Emeritus at the Universi-
ty of Minnesota, at
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 27, 2012, page 10
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