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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
Volume 127 Arlington, MN 55307 Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Number 19
Truth In Taxation public hearing only attracts 1 resident
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, Dec. 3, held its annual Truth In Taxation public hearing for the proposed tax levy payable in 2013. The main purpose of the Truth In Taxation public hearing is to enhance the public participation in the property tax system by allowing a public forum to discuss the budget, discuss the tax levy, explain any increases, and hear public comment and questions on the budget and tax levy. City Administrator Matt Jaunich explained that the process to question valuation placed on properties is held at the Sibley County Courthouse in Gaylord each May. Jaunich delivered a detailed and informational 45-minute presentation on the proposed city budget and tax levy along with a breakdown on each city fund. The tax levy is proposed to remain at $756,805 in 2013. The proposed tax levy is lower than the 6.2 percent tax levy 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 percent over last year. Since that time, the City Council intends to use reserves from the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Fund and invoke miscellaneous cuts to erase about $47,000 from the original tax levy. Only one resident, Bruce Anderson, was in attendance for the public hearing. Anderson suggested the city should eliminate People’s Service and take over operations of the wastewater treatment plant. He said the suggestion would save the city at least $75,000 per year. Arlington, according to Jaunich, had the lowest municipal per capita tax in Sibley County during 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. The City Council, if necessary, will continue the Truth In Taxation public hearing during its regular meeting on Monday night, Dec. 17. The City Council is expected to formally adopt the proposed tax levy payable in 2013 at that same meeting.
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The Arli-Dazzle festivities offered a variety of activities for people of all ages on Saturday, Dec. 1. (Top Photo) The Minnesota Prairie Line delivered Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus to Arlington in time for the Arli-Dazzle Parade on Saturday night, Dec. 1. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus later rode in a sled which was pulled by a train constructed by the Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. (Right Photo) Earlier in the day, Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus were present to visit with children at the Arlington Community Center. Left to right: Bradyn, Kyan, Mya and Taylor Kube. Bradyn, Mya and Kyan are the children of Wayne and Krista Kube. Taylor is the child of Kevin and Val Kube. Santa Day was sponsored by the Chamber, Sibley Medical Center and Arlington Public Library.
City Council votes 3-2 to call for a public hearing
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, Dec. 3, voted 3-2 and approved a motion to call for a public hearing in regard to residency requests for the Economic Development Authority (EDA) membership. City Council members Jim Pederson, Bob Pichelmann and Jason Ruehling voted in favor of the motion. City Council members Curt Reetz and Galen Wills voted against the motion. Under the current requirements, EDA members must reside within the corporate limits. Mayor Jim Keft had requested input from the EDA on the residency requirement at its most recent meeting. The EDA, at that time, voted 4-1 and approved a recommendation that the City Council consider a change to the residency requirement and allow up to two EDA members from the Orderly Annexation Area, but not require that any members are from that area. The Orderly Annexation Area currently includes the Highland Lane area west of Haggenmiller Lumber, properties abutting County Road 9 and properties adjacent to Sixth Avenue Southeast. Mayor Kreft said the change would enlarge the pool of qualified candidates for the EDA who have a vested interest in Arlington. He has no specific individuals in mind. Reetz was bothered about placing a non-taxpaying resident on the EDA. The City Council, with the 3-2 vote, will hold the public hearing within the next month.
Sibley Medical Center exploring potential affiliation with Ridgeview Medical Center
Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by the Sibley Medical Center. As most people are aware, the health care environment nationally, regionally, and locally is very dynamic. New changes and challenges seem to arrive on a weekly basis. In the midst of this rapidly changing environment, the board and leadership of Sibley Medical Center (SMC) want to make sure the people of the communities it serves continue to have access to high quality health care. With that goal uppermost in mind, along with Arlington Mayor James Kreft’s goal for SMC to explore affiliation opportunities in 2012, the SMC Board and the Arlington City Council initiated exploratory discussions with several other health systems earlier this year. SMC reached out to seven other health care organizations, and had preliminary dialogue with three of the seven which expressed interest in a possible affiliation with SMC. Each of the three systems were asked to respond to a series of questions posed by the SMC Board. According to SMC Board President Kevin Lindstrand, “Based on these systems’ responses to our questions the SMC Board has recently decided to focus these preliminary discussions on a potential affiliation relationship between SMC and Ridgeview Medical Center. SMC has had a management contract relationship with Ridgeview since 2007. We are now exploring taking this relationship to a more integrated level.” Lindstrand said it is important to emphasize that no agreements have yet been reached and no final decisions have yet been made. “We are still in the exploratory stage,” he said. Lindstrand added, “We expect to know in three to four months whether there will be a closer relationship between SMC and Ridgeview, and if so, what the nature and terms of that relationship may be. As we make progress in our discussions our highest priority is to ensure access to high quality health care. As information is available we will keep our staff, patients and community members appraised.” About Sibley Medical Center The Sibley Medical Center is a municipal hospital with critical access designation, located in Arlington, which serves the residents of Sibley County and surrounding area. Its services include urgent care, general surgery, 24/7 hospital and emergency services, along with physician clinics in Arlington, Gaylord, Winthrop and Henderson. For more information about Sibley Medical Center, visit www.sibleymedical.org. About Ridgeview Medical Center The Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit, regional health care network located just 35 minutes west of Minneapolis on Highway 5. Its network includes the Waconiabased acute care hospital, a multitude of primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services and specialty programs, and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska— a free-standing 24/7 emergency and urgent care facility with multispecialty clinics and services. For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.
Other Business
In other business, the City Council unanimously approved a motion to deny the third pay estimate for the railroad crossings project. The City Council was upset that the total project was approximately $38,000 or 18 percent over budget even though only one change order for $3,500 was approved. As the project sits now, the total cost is $245,209. The original bid was for $207,187.10. Of this amount, $130,797.95 is the responsibility of the City of Arlington. The remaining amount is the responsibility of Sibley County. The original city bid price was $106,519. The City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 6, 2012, page 2
News Briefs
Santa in Green Isle on Dec. 8
Santa Claus is coming to Green Isle from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will be held in the Community Room. Kids will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and receive a goodie bag. In addition, there will be free fire truck rides, cookies and hot chocolate. Parents, don’t forget to bring your camera. The event is sponsored by the Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club, Green Isle American Legion, Green Isle Fire Department and Green Isle Lions Club.
Burglary at Green Isle school
An undisclosed amount of cash was reportedly taken during a break-in at the Green Isle Community School sometime between Friday, Nov. 24 and Monday, Nov. 26, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities did not release information on where the individual or individuals entered the building. Once inside, however, the individual or individuals reportedly forced open doors to several classrooms. People who have information about this incident are encouraged to contact the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department at 1-888-880-4567.
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Drive-By Living Nativity
The Drive-By Living Nativity was held on the northwest corner of the Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Over 100 volunteers made the event possible. The community started the Living Nativity tradition 23 years ago. Actors/actresses and live animals depict events leading to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. People read the Bible verses as they stop at each scene. In addition to the annual event, food and cash donations are accepted for the Sibley County Food Shelf.
Sign hit near railroad tracks
An unknown vehicle reportedly struck a sign near the railroad tracks at the intersection of East Main Street and First Avenue in Arlington, according to the Arlington Police Department. The incident was reported to authorities on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Students named to the Honor Roll at Sibley East Senior High School
The following students were recently named to the “A” Honor Roll and “B” Honor Roll at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington during the first quarter. The document was released by Sibley East officials last week. strand, Cordell Bates, Elizabeth Becker, Carly Bening, Samuel Bullert, Quintin Dalbec, Megan Eckberg, Stephanie Garcia, Andrea Geib, Victoria Henry, Kimberly Kurtzweg, Heidi Milczark, Maren Miner, Melissa Otto, Sara Peterson, Britany Reierson, Hayley Riebe, William Rovinsky, Mariah Schrupp, Sarah Shimota, Beau Swenson, Mitchel Wentzlaff, Benjamin White and Anna Woehler. Sophomores: Andrew Bullert, Jonah Butler, Autumn Dose, Charles Ellwood, Isaac Elseth, Megan Elseth, Chloe Franke, Nathan Langworthy, Karley Lind, Kelli Martens, Ana Rosa Mendoza, Ashley Mercier, Darin Neisen, Paige Nelson, Zachery Peterson, Jordan Petzel, Karina Robeck, Jean Sickmann, Karissa Sorenson, Elizabeth Thies, Sam Thies, Shelby Voight, Breann Walsh, Zachary Weber and Kyla Wisch.
Theft of vehicle is reported
Curtis Verdon, Glencoe, reported the theft of his 1976 Chevrolet from the 173rd block of 641st Avenue in Grafton Township, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. The incident was reported on Monday, Nov. 26. The exact time and date of the theft has not been determined. The vehicle has a reported value of $1,000, according to the report.
“B” Honor Roll
Seniors: Brandon Ashton, Tyler Bates, Sara Borchert, Zachary Bostelman, Courtney Bratsch, Cody Doetkott, McKenna Evans, Austin Frauendienst, Melanie Gerold, Max Grabow, Steven Haefs, Josh Hansen, Samuel Harrison, Ashley Jackson, Lea Mueller, Courtney Schwirtz, Kayle Seeman, Jordan Thomes, Nathan Thomes, Anthoney Weber and Shian Wellcome Kaveney. Juniors: Samantha Acevedo, Colton Bates, Lena Burgess, Courtney Eibs, Jessica Garza, Francisco Guz-
Blood drive set for Dec. 11
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Arlington Community Center from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, according to Coordinator Kay Schumacher. This is a regular blood drive and not an O drive as in past Decembers. Residents from Arlington and Green Isle and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend.
“A” Honor Roll
Seniors: Jordan Bruss, Nicolas Bruss, Jeremiah DuFrane, Marissa Eckberg, Ashley Fahning, Lindsay Fasching, Logan Highland, Samantha Lane, Erin Mesker, Dustin Pautsch, Katelyn Reid, Briana Reierson, Levi Salinas, Morgan Setterman, Stephanie Shimota, Alleyce Somerville, Ashley Templin, Katherine Templin and Megan Wiltgen. Juniors: Benjamin Ahl-
Crash northwest of Le Sueur
A one-vehicle rollover accident reportedly occurred on County Road 18 about one mile northwest of Le Sueur, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. Marcia M. Schaff, 34, Le Sueur, was driving a 2002 GMC Yukon southbound on County Road 18 when the vehicle hit the gravel shoulder, entered the ditch and rolled over on its top. The vehicle sustained moderate damage. Schaff, who was wearing her seatbelt, was taken by an ambulance to the Le Sueur Community Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. The Le Sueur Police Department also assisted at the scene.
man, Mitchell Heibel, Eduardo Herrera, Courtney Hildebrandt, Kelsey Klaustermeier, Alicia Kranz, Levi Pfarr, Andrew Robinson, Brody Rodning, Austin Sadler, Kelsi Sickmann, Kalab Stoeckman, Donovan Swanson, Amanda Uecker and Ashlie Weber. Sophomores: Vanesa Aguilera, Elizabeth Becerra, Austin Brockhoff, Lukas Bullert, Kaylee Busch, Jonathan DuFrane, Viviana Flores, Benjamin Freitag, Jessica Gadbaw, Justin Korson, Austin Kube, Haylee Loncorich, Kenneth Martin, Megan Mathews, Jorge Medina, Francisco Mendoza, Mikayla Perschau, Taylor Pfarr, Jordyn Polzin, Brandon Raghu, Korban Strand, Hunter Voight, Matthew Weber, Alexis Wilson and Elizabeth Zuniga.
Thank You
I want to say thanks for all the cards and words of comfort in the passing of my brother, Hillard Mehlhop.
December 16
Thanks again, Don Mehlhop
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Community Strings on Dec. 9
Christmas Around The World, featuring The Community Strings, will be performed at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1407 Cedar Avenue, Glencoe, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The doors will open one hour prior to each show. Admission is free. A free will offering will be taken for the local food shelf. Local students who are involved with The Community Strings include Ella and Jens Lundstrom, Sam and Ashtyn Bullert, and Jillian and Quinn McGuire.
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Thursday, Dec. 6: Arlington Ambulance Service, 7 p.m. Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, 6 p.m. Social, 7 p.m. meeting. Friday, Dec. 7: Arlington Veteran’s Organization’s Steak Fry, Veterans building at the fairgrounds, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9: Arlington Conquerors 4H Club, Senior Citizens Building at Four Seasons Park, 5 pm. Clover Buds meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10: Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Arlington City Tech Center, 110 4th Ave. Noon Luncheon. Arlington Township board, Arlington Community Center, 7:30 p.m. Arlington VFW Post 6031 Veterans Building at the fairgrounds, 8 pm. Tuesday, Dec. 11: American Legion Post #250, Veterans Building at the fairgrounds, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12: The Minnesota River Agency on Aging trained health insurance counselors are available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. At the Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. To schedule help at a different time or location, contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433. Thursday, Dec. 13: Golden Age Club, Senior Citizen’s Building, Four Season’s Park, Noon meeting. Food and entertainment. New members welcome! MAIN BANK Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru) DRIVE THRU Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Daughter for Dressen, Berg
Lori Dressen and Dan Berg, Arlington, announce the birth of their daughter, Brayleigh Olivia Jo Berg, who was born at the Glencoe Regional Health Services on Friday, Nov. 2. Brayleigh weighed six pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches. Her older siblings are D.J., Seth, Michael, Estelle and Nathan. The grandparents are Roy Nordhausen, Arlington; Harold and Mary Berg, Carver; Blackie and Pat Schwirz, Arlington; and Arden Kroehler, Henderson.
SE holiday concert on Dec. 10
The Sibley East choirs, under the direction of Lenore Strouth, will perform a holiday concert in the Arlington gymnasium at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. The concert will feature the Sophomore Choir, the Concert Choir and the Show Choir. Music selections consist of many holiday favorites as well as songs of other styles. Everyone is invited to listen to this celebration of the holidays.
Accident reported in Arlington
A two-vehicle accident reportedly occurred along the 400 block of Creekview Lane in Arlington at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, according to the Arlington Police Department. Roger C. Lietz, 70, Arlington, was driving a 2005 Chrysler along Creekview Lane and, while distracted by looking for items on the floor of the vehicle, struck a parked 2001 Ford owned by Richard M. Rose, Arlington.
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 6, 2012, page 3
Local man charged with possession and use of illegal fireworks in town
By Kurt Menk Editor A local man was charged after authorities responded to a “shots being fired” call in Arlington at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, according to Arlington Police Chief Bruce Rovinsky. Daniel Nelson, 32, Arlington, was charged with one count of possession and use of illegal fireworks. Additional charges may be pending, Rovinsky said. Nelson, according to the report, allegedly set off fireworks near the back alley of a residence along the 300 block of West Main Street in Arlington. The Sibley County Sheriff ’s Department and Minnesota Highway Patrol also assisted at the scene.
Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold regular meeting on Dec. 10
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Tech Center at noon Monday, Dec. 10. The annual election of officers will be held during the meeting. Current Vice President Steve Gillaspie is expected to move up to the role of president in 2013. Current Secretary Terry Klages, current Treasurer Kevin Lindstrand and current Director Leah Prahl have committed for another term. There is an opening for the vice president position. In other action, Arli-Dazzle Committee Chairperson Kim Schneider will present a summary of the Arli-Dazzle activities from Saturday, Dec. 1. President James Haviland will present information on the Santa Train which he used to pull Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Arli-Dazzle Parade. A member of the Royal Ambassador Program will be present and give an update on that activity. The Chamber will also consider a monetary request from the Marketing Committee to promote member businesses in 2013. Haviland encourages all Chamber members to attend the meeting.
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Walk/run scheduled for Jan. 1
By Kurt Menk Editor Local residents Jen Carpenter and Amanda Fisher are organizing a walk/run as part of Move Strong Commitment in Arlington at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. The event will begin at Four Seasons Park and include a two-mile walk and run along with a 5K walk and run. A kids race may also be added to the event. The objective of the event is to give people an opportunity to start the New Year off on the right foot, according to Carpenter and Fisher. “Individuals who participate in the run/walk will be making a commitment to themselves to lead a more active and healthy life in 2013 by adding movement to their life on a routine basis,” said Carpenter and Fisher. “Our plan is to continue to host a few runs and walks and perhaps other fitness activities throughout the year in order to keep people motivated and stay on track with their commitment. As a result, citizens of Arlington and surrounding communities who participate in Move Strong Commitment will lead more active and healthier lives in 2013.” The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, Dec. 3, unanimously granted three requests made by Carpenter and Fisher in conjunction with the event. The city will drop off road blocks which will be placed at the driveway entrance to Four Seasons Park. The city will also waive the rental fee for use of the Senior Citizens Building. In addition, the city will allow the placement of a link to the event website and/or Facebook Page on the City of Arlington website. Additional information on the event will be published in future editions of the Arlington Enterprise.
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Arli-Dazzle festivities are a huge success
Our View: Holiday celebration has slowly grown into a spectacular event
For a lot people who reside outside of the immediate area, Arlington is primarily known for its rich baseball tradition and weekly auto races during the summer months. Arlington, after another successful year, is now also known for its Arli-Dazzle festivities. There are a few primary reasons for the tremendous sucess of this holiday event. The celebration has not grown too fast. It started out small and has gradually grown over the past four years. The vintage base ball game and Bethlehem Express were added to the holiday celebration last year while the fish house derby/community bonfire and delivery of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus via train were introduced to the Christmas event this year. The holiday celebration has gradually and effectively grown into a spectacular event which offers a variety of activities for people of all ages. Unlike most celebrations and events in small towns, the various committees have not had to beg people to volunteer and assist with this holiday event. Residents have been genuinely excited and eager to volunteer and become involved with these Arli-Dazzle festivities. In many cases, people have offered their services before being asked. It also takes a lot of money to pull off a holiday celebration with so many activities. Businesses and organizations expend money to decorate their floats and throw out candy in conjunction with the parade. In addition, businesses and organizations have generously donated money to sponsor various attractions throughout the day. Last, and most important, is the hard work from the volunteers. The Arli-Dazzle festivities could not be such a huge success without the countless hours of planning and hard work from the many volunteers. People who attend and enjoy the variety of the festivities should not take this for granted. Many of these volunteers miss other activities during the day and night because they are occupied with their primary activity. The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, which is the chief sponsor of this holiday celebration, is often criticized, sometimes fairly and sometimes unfairly, for its events throughout the year. This is one event where the Chamber should be congratulated for a job well done. - K.M.
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Arli-Dazzle Parade was amazing on Saturday
To The Editor, We just wanted to express how amazing the Arli-Dazzle parade was this year. Our family thoroughly enjoyed watching every single unit. Hope to enjoy it as a family tradition for many years to come! Thank you. Kevin and Cindy Berger Belle Plaine
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Minnesota facing different type of fiscal dilemma
By Phil Krinkie All the buzz in Washington, D.C., since the election has been about the “fiscal cliff.” This is a term that Washington insiders have given to spending reductions and tax increases that will automatically take place if the lame duck session of Congress doesn’t act before the end of the year. The fiscal cliff is a result of the Congress’ inability to reach an agreement on spending cuts and/or tax increases in order to resolve or at least reduce our nation’s massive budget deficit. If there is not an agreement by the end of the year both $136 billion in “automatic” spending reductions and $592 billion in tax increases will take effect. The Congressional Budget Office and most economists predict that if Congress and the President don’t act to prevent these tax increases and some of these spending cuts from taking effect, it could push the country back into another recession. But while all eyes are focused on what is happening in Washington, D.C., Minnesota is facing a different type of fiscal dilemma, a mountain of new spending. The Democrats wrestled control of both the Minnesota House and Senate from the Republicans in large part by making commitments to increase funding to a variety of special interest groups. Now will be the challenge to deliver on their campaign promises. As Thomas Sowell, noted economist and writer stated, “The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising taxes to cover ever rising spending.” Just two years ago the state faced a five billion dollar shortfall. With Republicans in control of the legislature and with Democrat Mark Dayton in the Governor’s Office, there was a long drawn out budget process. As most Minnesotans remember, there was a suspension of some government services for a few weeks before a final budget deal was struck. The agreement balanced the budget without a tax increase but did use a combination of future revenues and delayed payments in order to increase spending by double digits. That’s right state spending still increased by more than 15 percent during the last biennium, despite the outcries that draconian cuts had taken place. Now that Democrats control the legislature and the governor’s office, there will be a spending spree at the state capitol, the magnitude of which we haven’t seen in twenty years. Less than three weeks since the election, the spending wishes are already longer than a trust fund kid’s Christmas list. It starts with Senator Bakk (DFLCook), the new Senate Majority Leader, promising to reduce property taxes. That’s likely to cost the state at least a half a billion dollars. Next is the stated commitment to repay the K-12 school shift at a cost of $2.4 billion. Then there is the desire to increase spending in K-12 education and higher education as well. This is just the initial spending list and does not include any of the Health and Human Service appropriation areas where spending usually increases with economic slowdowns. In total, Democrats could be considering somewhere around $5 billion in new spending. The Office of Management and Budget will soon release the state’s forecasted budget projections which will likely show the state with yet another shortfall, probably ranging from a $1 billion to $1.5 billion deficit. Given that the state’s constitution requires Minnesota to have a balanced budget, and given that the DFL can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to spending taxpayer money, there is only one way the Democrats can climb this fiscal mountain and that is with a corresponding amount of increased taxes. It seems ironic that our federal politicians are working to reach some agreement on spending reductions and trying to extend tax cuts, while our Minnesota politicians are talking only about a mountain of new spending, which will be matched with a pile of new taxes. Maybe divided government isn’t such a bad idea. Phil Krinkie, a former eight-term Republican state representative 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 7 Odin Dean Adams, Dr. Mike Noack, Zachary Pazdernik, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sauter. December 8 Korri Brockoff, Stephanie Halverson and Jade Henke. December 9 Collin Simreu, Curt Reetz, Mark Vos, Joe Eibs, Gary Pautsch, Mary Pautsch, Jessica Peterson and Makinsey Scharping. December 10 Gary Luepke, Madison Mesenbring, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Bullert, and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Grabitske. December 11 Mary Goetsch, Amanda Reinert, Mark Von Eschen and Reuben Willmsen. December 12 Ashley Brinkman, Darin Mielke and Shirley Roinestad. December 13 Duane Duenow and Cindy Wyatt. ***** Two inexperienced hunters went hunting in the woods. Before long they got lost. “Don’t worry,” said the first hunter, “I heard that when you’re lost you should fire three shots in the air and someone should hear you.” They fired three shots in the air and waited a half hour. They tried again another three and nothing happened. Finally they decided they would try it once more. “This better work,” said the second hunter nervously. “These are our last arrows!” ***** A passenger train is creeping along, slowly. Finally it creaks to a halt. A passenger sees a conductor walking by outside. “What’s going on?” she yells out the window. “Horse on the track!” replies the conductor. Ten minutes later, the train resumes its slow pace. However, five minutes later it stops again. The lady sees the conductor walking by again. She leans out and yells, “What happened? We caught up to that horse again?” ***** “Take out a pen and paper,” the teacher said. “Imagine you are a millionaire, and write an essay on how you are feeling.” All the children started writing their essay except for Willy. “Why aren’t you writing your essay, Willy?” asked the teacher. “I’m waiting for my secretary,” he replied. ***** A husband and wife are fighting, and she yells at him, “The only reason you married me was because my great uncle left me a million dollars.” He turns back and calmly replies, “Don’t be ridiculous I don’t care who left it to you!” ***** Josh phoned his heart surgeon to schedule an appointment for an immediate surgery. “I’m sorry,” the receptionist answered, “we don’t have anything available for the next three weeks.” "But I could die by then!” replied Josh. “No problem,” answered the receptionist. “ Just call before to cancel the appointment.” ***** Two farmers are sitting next to each other. One says to the other, “I have such a big farm I could climb in my truck, and it would take me two days to get across the whole farm!” The other farmer turns back to him and replies, “I also used to have a truck like that!” *****
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Shimota is Senior of the Quarter
By Kurt Menk Editor Stephanie Shimota, a senior at the Sibley East Senior High School, was recently chosen by her classmates as the Outstanding Senior of the Quarter. Seniors at Sibley East vote for the outstanding member of the senior class each quarter. The names of those students are then submitted to the Gaylord Rotary Club to consider for a scholarship sponsored by the club. The scholarship will be presented to the outstanding senior of the year during the annual awards ceremony next spring. Shimota is currently enrolled in U.S. Government, Physics, Anatomy, Band, Engineering Your Future, Mixed Media, Calculus and English. Shimota, a member of the National Honor Society, is a member of the “A” Honor Roll and is a past Student of the Month. She is also a member of the Sibley East Art Club, Sibley East Book Club, Teens 4 Real, Pep Band and Concert Band. Outside of school, Shimota is a server at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Green Isle and a volunteer at the Norwood Young America Public School. In addition, she also works part-time at The Quick Shop in Arlington. She has one sibling, Sarah, who is a junior at the Sibley East Senior High School. After graduation, Shimota plans to attend a four-year private college. She is the daughter of Joe and Mary Shimota, Green Isle.
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Phillip Klug, 83, Arlington
Phillip Klug, age 83, of Arlington, died at the Good Samaritan Society - Arlington on Sunday, Dec. 2. Memorial Services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Arlington Township at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday, Dec. 8. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Phillip was born near Darien, Wis., on Jan. 4, 1928, and graduated from Darien High School. He entered the U. S. Army and served in Korea. He married Sharon Starr in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 11, 1957. They spent their 54 loving years together holding hands in Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota. He farmed, raised mink and was a machinist by trade and worked in various states retiring after 15 years with the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. in Manitowoc, Wis. He had been a Boy Scout leader, enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing and trap shooting. Phillip is survived by a son, David (Cheri) Klug, of Sun City, Ariz.; daughters, Linda (Wayne) Braun of Flower Mound Texas, Kari (Dean) Hardel of LeSueur, and adopted daughter, Jeanne Vaughn of Washington State and “son” Kong (Yee) Xiong of Afton. He is also survived by grandchildren, Benjamin (Anna), Jonathan (Dora), Bethany (Jason), Dakota and Steven; great-granddaughter, Kyah; great-grandson, Dillon; and a sister, Betty Buchholtz, Waukesha, Wis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon on July 1, 2011; one brother and two sisters.
City of Arlington to celebrate Arbor Day 2012 on Dec. 11
Arlington will celebrate Arbor Day 2012 on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Mayor Jim Kreft will deliver the Arbor Day Proclamation to the Sibley East High School Agri-Business Class. Although Arbor Day 2012 is scheduled for an unconventional time of year, the agriculture students will be discussing winter tree care and opportunities in the forestry industry with Stephen Nicholson of Tree Biz, consulting City of Arlington forester. Nicholson will also explain to the students proper winter tree pruning techniques with a hands-on demonstration at Memorial Park. For the previous five years, Arlington has earned Tree City USA recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation, and with next Tuesday’s Arbor Day celebration, the city will have met all criteria for 2012.
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VFW Auxiliary to meet on Monday, Dec. 10
The monthly meeting of the Arlington Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 6031 was called to order by President Dorothy Brockhoff on Monday, Nov. 12. The flag pledge and roll call were given with seven members present, according to Secretary Debbie Panning. The reports from the secretary and treasurer were read and approved. Old Business: Dorothy Brockhoff gave a brief talk about Make A Difference Day at Golden Hearts. Janet Rowe reported on the Second District meeting. New Business: The group will have inspection at its December meeting. Second District Senior Vice President Barb Meyer will conduct the audit. Group 2 is in charge of the Christmas party. Members are reminded to bring a donation for the Hastings Veterans Home to the meeting in December. Matching funds will be donated by the Auxiliary. Members are also reminded to bring cancelled stamps to the meeting as well as a food item or cash for the Sibley County Food Shelf. The group will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10.
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88 Years Ago
December 4, 1924 Louis Kill, Editor On Thanksgiving Day, last Thursday, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Arlington Township, immediately after the morning worship, occurred the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Lieske, for 50 years residents at their present home in Henderson Township. The esteemed couple was led to the altar by their sons, George and Louis, where Rev. E. Sprengeler addressed them in the presence of the congregation and a large concourse of relatives and friends. Fifty-three Sibley County people died of tuberculosis in the past five years in information contained in a report received this week from the Minnesota Public Health Association. In 1923 alone 12 Sibley County people were victims of tuberculosis and it is estimated that there are now 108 active cases, the report states. The play given by the choir of St. Paul’s Church at Esser’s Hall Monday evening was witnessed by an audience which was much too large for the hall, standing room being at a premium. The play was entitled “Doris Comes to Town” and it was well worth the splendid patronage it received. Mike Spannaus, Fred Matz, Ed Pinske and a Mr. Dose of Brownton. Each of them bagged a deer and Mr. Matz carried off high honors with a buck that weighed over 200 lbs. They hunted near Warroad. The Timm building adjoining the Arlington Bowling Center will soon become a part of the latter establishment. It is being extensively remodeled to provide kitchen and dining room facilities and will be connected with the bowling alleys by a convenient door. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Schlottmann of Green Isle Township, on Saturday, November 25th, a girl. Mrs. Schlottmann and infant are at the Loretto Hospital in New Ulm. opened its season on the winning trail as it topped the New Prague Trojans by a 64-56 score last Friday night. High scorers for A-GI were Steve Cary and Tom Vossen with 14 points each. The A-GI wrestling squad opened the season last Friday night with a sound 34-16 victory over the New Prague Trojans. Five wrestlers won their matches by pins. They were Rich Henke, Tom McCarthy, Orlin Quast, Tom Haus and Captan George Locher.
Did you know the Minnesota impaired driving facts?
By Sergeant Jacalyn Sticha Minnesota State Patrol A little history: The state’s first DWI Law enacted was in 1911. When baby boomers began to drive in the 1960’s more than 60 percent of traffic deaths were due to drinking and driving. This started to decrease in the 1980s. Currently about 30 percent of all fatalities are alcohol related. The earliest record of traffic deaths was in 1910, with 23 fatalities. Systematic record keeping on crashes started much later in the 1930s. Who and how many: Over 570,191 Minnesotans (10.7 percent) have one or more DWIs on record. Of licensed drivers in the state, one in seven have one or more incidents on record, one in 17 have two or more and one in 30 have three or more. Startling, 1,265 Minnesotans have 10 or more impaired driving incidents. In 2011, there were 29,257 impaired driving incidents, with 1,903 being underage drivers. In 55 percent of impaired driving incidents the violators are 20 to 34 year olds. Males committed 73 percent of the incidents. Of all violators, 60 percent had no prior alcohol incidents on record, leaving 40 percent as re-offenders. Of those who incur a second violation, half of them will go on to a third, half with a third incident will incur a fourth. Impaired driving incidents remain permanently on a violator’s record. Where and when: Mahnomen, Mille Lacs, Clearwater, Cass and Becker counties have the highest percentage of impaired driving incidents on record and Stevens, Rock, Lincoln, Carver and Washington have the lowest. Fridays account for 16 percent of all alcohol incidents, Saturdays for 27 percent and, finally, Sunday for 23 percent. Did you know that through the holiday the Minnesota State Patrol and allied law enforcement agencies will have extra patrols on the road focusing specifically on Impaired Driver? You will notice!
28 Years Ago
December 6, 1984 Val Kill, Editor A mock disaster drill was called last Thursday evening. The “accident” which involved a school bus and a tank truck, occurred in front of the fish shop just off Highway 5 in Arlington. More than 100 people were involved in the mock disaster which included the Arlington and Gaylord ambulances, Arlington Police, Arlington Fire Department, the Arlington Hospital and many volunteers who posed as accident victims. Dennis Schultz received a Associates 1000 plaque from the University of Minnesota Technical College in Waseca for his support of the agricultural programs at UMW. The Associates 1000 program recognizes individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more over a threeyear period. The Arlington-Green Isle High School Senior Choir and Senior Band will present a Christmas Concert next Monday evening, December 10th, at 8 p.m. Soloists will be Linnea Schauer, Robyn Rucks, Lori Perschau and Michelle Marquardt.
48 Years Ago
December 3, 1964 Curtis Boeder, Editor Martha Stoefen, the operator of Martha’s Beauty Shop in Arlington for many years, died as a result of injuries received in an auto accident late Monday afternoon two miles east of Victoria. Her car went out of control and crashed head-on into an oncoming car. Five other persons were also injured in the collision. Three area flyers who took part Saturday in a mock Civil Air Patrol exercise were successful in locating the wreckage of a plane which had supposedly crashed early that morning. Archie Battcher of Arlington entered his craft, a four-passenger Tri Pacer, in the search, and together with Larry Graf and Homer Peterson of Hutchinson, located the planted fragments, a tail section and gas tank, some 20 miles northwest of Brainerd. The A-GI basketball team
68 Years Ago
November 30, 1944 Louis Kill, Editor Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eric Kreft of Arlington Township, on Friday, November 24, a girl. Mother and daughter are at the Gaylord Hospital. The Krefts now have a son and a daughter. One of our hunting parties which scored 100 percent in the recent deer hunt was made up of
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The following students at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington were recently chosen as Students of the Month for October. Front Row: (left to right) Heidi Milczark, Victoria Henry and Elizabeth Becker. Back Row: (l to r) Chase Ellwood and Jonah Butler.
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SE wrestlers compete in New Prague tournament
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity wrestling team compiled a 23 record during a very competitive New Prague Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1. Austin Brockhoff (126), Aaron Bates (170) and Nathan Rose (220) all posted 5-0 records during the tournament. Sibley East will host Chanhassen and Lake CrystalWellcome Memorial in a triangular meet in Arlington on Thursday, Dec. 6. Sibley East will travel to St. Peter in non-conference action on Thursday, Dec. 13. Chatfield 35 Sibley East 31 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) was pinned by Jared Goldsmith (C) 5:31. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) lost by a major decision to Ty Vansickle (C) 10-0. 120-pounds: Sibley East forfeited this match to Hank Friederichs (C). 126-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) won by a major decision over Tye Bentz (C) 90. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) was decisioned by A.J. Riley (C) 5-3. 138-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) was pinned by Harvey Friederichs (C) 2:40. 145-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) pinned Ryan Meeker (C) 1:23. 152-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) lost by a major decision to Alex Haffner (C) 10-2. 160-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) decisioned Eathan Wright (C) 11-5. 170-pounds: Aaron Bates (SE) won by a forfeit. 182-pounds: Nolan Osborne (SE) was pinned by Cody Buy (C) 1:54. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) decisioned Jacob Bleess (C) 1-0. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) decisioned Justin Viss (C) 8-3. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) pinned Monte FloresRuesink (C) 0:51. Sibley East 73 Waseca 3 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) won by a major decision over Noah Schmidt (W) 12-1. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) won by a forfeit. 120-pounds: Frances Zuniga (SE) won by a forfeit. 126-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) won by a forfeit. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) pinned Jackson Kilian (W) 2:38. 138-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) pinned Serjio Garcia (W) 1:23. 145-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) pinned Casear Gallegos (W) 0:35. 152: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) pinned Jack Milbrecht (W) 3:01. 160-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) won by a forfeit. 170-pounds: Aaron Bates (SE) won by a forfeit. 182-pounds: Brandon Ashton (SE) was decisioned by Dylan Winegar (W) 8-2. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) pinned James Ebertowski (W) 3:48. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) decisioned Jacob Clabaugh (W) 13-6. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) pinned Sam Sierra (W) 1:29. New Prague 46 Sibley East 22 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) won by a major decision over Sam Reyant (NP) 12-1. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) lost by a technical fall to Nick Knutson (NP) 15-0. 120-pounds: Frances Zuniga (SE) was pinned by Gaige Giles (NP) 0:21. 126-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) pinned Alek Nelson (NP) 3:47. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) lost by a major decision to Griffon Parriot (NP) 11-3. 138-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) decisioned James Berg (NP) 3-0. 145-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) was pinned by Morgan Parriott (NP) 1:03. 152-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) lost by a major decision to Richars Reinartz (NP) 14-1. 160-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) was pinned by Joe Heinz (NP) 2:11. 170-pounds: Aaron Bates (SE) won by a technical fall over Pat Zeimart (NP) 22-7. 182-pounds: Nolan Osborne (SE) was pinned by Bennet Baker (NP) 4:42. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) was decisioned by Cody Sirek (NP) 3-2. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) won by a major decision over Nathan Preston (NP) 145. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) was pinned by Zach LaFavor (NP) 1:06. Cannon Falls-Randolph 33 Sibley East 31 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) lost by a major decision to Paul Fitteerer (CF-R) 13-0. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) lost by a major decision to Ryan Epps (CF-R) 10-0. 120-pounds: Sibley East forfeited this match to Tyler Wilson (CF-R). 126-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) won by a major decision over Keston Lopez (CF-R) 14-1. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) was decisioned by Connor Rohr (CF-R) 13-9. 138-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) pinned Gunnar Gates (CF-R) 0:47. 145-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) was pinned by Roman Wundrow (CF-R) 1:24. 152-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) was decisioned by Bo Schutte (CF-R) 2-0. 160-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) won by a forfeit. 170-pounds: Aaron Bates (SE) pinned Jacob Hanka (CF-R) 0:55. 182-pounds: Brandon Ashton (SE) lost by a major decision to Derek Johnson (CFR) 14-2. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) decisioned Nathan Melhouse (CF-R) 12-5. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) pinned Cooper Rohloff (CF-R) 0:54. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) was decisioned by Clay Broze (CF-R) 5-0. Sibley East 32 St. Peter 24 106-pounds: Tanner Pasvogel (SE) decisioned Wyatt Gillette (SP) 7-2. 113-pounds: Mitch Heibel (SE) was pinned by Joey Moore (SP) 5:38. 120-pounds: Frances Zuniga (SE) was pinned by Shaun Timmerman (SP) 1:03. 126-pounds: Austin Brockhoff (SE) won by a major decision over Chris Pettit (SP) 10-0. 132-pounds: Jason Meyer (SE) won by a major decision over Cody Kurth (SP) 12-2. 138-pounds: Sibley East and St. Peter both forfeited this match. 145-pounds: Hunter Retzlaff (SE) won by a forfeit. 152-pounds: Mitch Wentzlaff (SE) decisioned Chris Pettit (SP) 9-7. 160-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff (SE) was pinned by Kyle Boas Kier (SP) 1:17. 170-pounds: Austin Kube (SE) was decisioned by Colin Shiboe (SP) 16-13. 182-pounds: Aaron Bates (SE) won by a major decision over Ashton Bartlett (SP) 113. 195-pounds: Miah DuFrane (SE) decisioned Bennett Baker (SP) 8-4. 220-pounds: Nathan Rose (SE) won by a technical fall over Dylan Conner (SP) 20-5. 285-pounds: Clay Mogard (SE) decisioned Travis Brock (SP) 5-4.
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Sibley East junior Megan Eckberg, right, attempts to break the press and drive past Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defender Nikki Carr,
left, during a game in Arlington on Friday night, Nov. 30.
Sibley East girls basketball team edges Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 52-51
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity girls basketball team rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit and edged visiting Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 52-51 in non-conference action on Friday evening, Nov. 30. The Lady Wolverines, who trailed by 33-23 at halftime, rallied early in the second half and eventually knotted the game at 38-38. Sibley East had a 52-49 lead and the ball underneath Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s basket with just four seconds left in the game. A quick turnover and bucket by Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Molly Schwartz plus a foul on the play by Sibley East put the score at 52-51. With the game on the line, Schwartz shot the potential game-tying free throw and missed. However, the referrees allowed Schwartz to shoot the free throw before the timeout had expired. Schwartz, after some discussion, was given yet another free throw attempt and missed again as the Lady Wolverines won 52-51. Juniors Jessica Garza and Megan Eckberg paced a balanced scoring attack with 11 points apiece. Sophomore McKenzie Sommers also hit double digits with 10 points. Seniors Jordan Thomes and Briana Reierson and sophomore Autumn Dose pumped in four points each while junior Kimberly Kurtzweg scored three points. Junior Maren Miner and freshman Alyssa Weber hit for two points each while sophomore Kelli Martens added one point. The Lady Wolverines hit 20 of 49 shots from the field for 41 percent. Sibley East also sank 10 of 21 charity tosses for 48 percent. Sibley East collected 29 rebounds in the victory. Sommers and Eckberg snared seven and six caroms respectively while Thomes and Garza added four boards apiece. Thomes and Dose also recorded three assists each while Garza came up with five steals. Eckeberg added two thefts. The Lady Wolverines, 1-1 overall, will host Mayer Lutheran in Minnesota River Conference action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Sibley East will then travel to Jordan in conference play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.
New book by DNR researcher showcases 25 years of northern pike ecology, conservation and management
A long-time fish biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has written a book on the ecology and management of northern pike in Minnesota. The illustrated 224-page book, “Northern Pike,” includes management history, ecology, illustrations, photography, and 25 years of pioneering research conducted by Rodney Pierce, a DNR fisheries research biologist who authored the book. The book chronicles how management of this game fish and resource has changed, and how geology, water quality and human populations directly impact pike populations. The book also provides new ways of looking at and managing the species. “The book combines northern pike natural history, scientific research, historical data and other interesting historical information into a book that will appeal to general readers and recreational anglers,” said Pierce. “We included many photos of historical and recent fisheries management activities, and we interpret the results so readers get a better understanding of why research remains an important piece of fisheries management.”
Sibley East football players receive several MRC honors
By Kurt Menk Editor Several members of the Sibley East varsity football team were recently honored by the Minnesota River Conference. The all conference selections included seniors Brandon Ashton and Tyler Bates and juniors Cordell Bates, Eric Danielson and Ben White. Ashton, a running back, rushed 170 times for 745 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught five passes for 65 yards. At his linebacker position, Ashton compiled 20 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, six tackles for a loss, five quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery. Tyler Bates, an honorable mention selection last year, caught a team-high 40 passes from his tight end position for 661 yards and 11 touchdowns. From his defensive end position, he recorded six solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, five tackles for a loss, one quarterback sack and one fumble recovery. In addition, Tyler Bates was selected by the MRC coaches as their Offensive Back/Receiver of the Year. Cordell Bates was a consistent performer and anchor on both the offensive and defensive lines. From his defensive line position, he netted nine solo tackles, six assisted tackles, three tackles for a loss and one quarterback sack. In addition, Cordell Bates was chosen by the MRC coaches as their Lineman of the Year. Danielson, a running back, had 168 carries for 1,375 yards and 12 touchdowns. From his defensive back position, he collected 20 solo tackles and 11 assisted tackles. He also intercepted four passes and returned two picks for touchdowns. White, a middle linebacker, contributed 73 solo tackles, 83 assisted tackles, eight tackles for a loss and seven quarterback sacks. He also forced eight fumbles, recovered one fumble and blocked two kicks. Seniors Aaron Bates and Miah DuFrane were chosen as honorable mention to the all conference team Aaron Bates, a running back, ran 102 times for 575 yards and five touchdowns. From his linebacker position, he recorded 31 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception. DuFrane was another consistent offensive lineman. From his defensive line position, he netted eight solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, two tackles for a loss, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble. Sibley East head coach Chuck Hartman was chosen by the MRC Coaches as their Coach of the Year. Hartman guided the Wolverines to a 6-1 mark and a share of the MRC title this year. Sibley East also advanced to the Minnesota State Class AA Football Tournament and finished the season with a 9-2 record overall. This is the most awards that a Sibley East varsity football team has received from the MRC in several years.
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The following members of the Sibley East varsity football team were recognized by the Minnesota River Conference. Front Row: (left to right) Eric Danielson, Aaron Bates, Ben White
and Cordell Bates. Back Row: (l to r) Tyler Bates, Brandon Ashton, head coach Chuck Hartman and Miah DuFrane.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 6, 2012, page 7
City of Arlington Public Hearing The Arlington City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 204 Shamrock Drive to consider amending the Resolution establishing the Economic Development Authority. The proposed amendment would allow up to two persons residing within the Arlington Town/City Annexation Area to serve on the seven member EDA Board. At this time all seven members are required to reside within the City’s corporate limits. Any person desiring to comment on this matter is invited to do so in writing or orally at the time of the public hearing. Inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Smith-Strack, EDA Director, at 507-964-2378 during normal business hours. Written comments should be sent to the EDA Director at 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN 55307 Publish: December 6, 2012 Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk ment roll may occur after the hearing. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the City Administrator’s office. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $195,238.25. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property is filed with the City Administrator prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable. At said time and place, the City Council will give all parties to appear the opportunity to express their views with respect to the proposed assessment. An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statue 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or City Administrator of the City within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or City Administrator. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, MINNESOTA By Matthew Jaunich City Administrator Publish: December 6, 2012
Football Awards
The following members of the Sibley East varsity boys football team received major awards during a year-end event in Arlington on Wednesday night, Nov. 28. Front Row: (left to right) Ben White (Defensive Most Valuable Player Award and Associated Press All State Team), Julius Asmussen (Special Teams Award), Eric Danielson (Wolverine Weight Award), Alex Pedraza (Special Teams Award), Donny Swanson (Scout Team Award) and Shayne Danielson (Wolverine Weight Award). Back Row: (l to r) Cody Swenson (Most Improved Player Award and Wolverine Weight Award), Brandon Ashton (Most Inspirational Player Award and Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player Award), Tyler Bates (Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player Award, Associated Press All State Team and Star Tribune All Metro Team) Steven Haefs (Academic Award), Cordell Bates (Best Blocker Award) and Miah DuFrane (Wolverine Weight Award). Missing from the photo is Andrew Grack (Doing Your Job Award).
NOTICE OF HEARING ON REVISED ASSESSMENT ROLL Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Arlington will meet at 6:30 p.m., or shortly thereafter, on December 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers at the Community Center, 204 Shamrock Drive, to consider, and possibly adopt, the revised assessment roll for the improvements to the 2012 Street & Utility Improvement Project. Adoption by the City Council on the revised assess-
Arlington Greys edge the Mankato Baltics 3-2 in 11 innings during Snow Ball Game
By Kurt Menk Editor The Arlington Greys concluded its 2012 season with a 3-2 win in 11 innings over the visiting Mankato Baltics during the annual Arli-Dazzle Snow Ball Game on Saturday, Dec. 1. The weather was perfect for the base ball game with a clear blue sky, unseasonably warm temperatures and no wind. It was the complete opposite of conditions for the 2011 game. The match was scoreless through the first five innings as fine defensive plays in the field and rusty strikers kept the runners off the bases. The defensive play of the behinds (catchers) for both teams was outstanding. For the Baltics, the behinds had six putouts. For the Greys, the behinds had four putouts and two assists. The Greys tallied their two aces in the top of the sixth frame. Jason “Old Hoss” Ruehling, who pitched the first five innings, opened the frame with a safe hit. He later advanced to third on a double by Tim “Pillowcase” Kloeckl and scored on a hit by Mark “Billboard” Lundstrom. Kloeckl later scored on a hit by Eric “Special K” Kaesermann. The Baltics tallied their two aces off Greys’ reliever Pat “Fish” Nienaber in the bottom of the seventh inning and tied the game at 2-2. Arlington plated the eventual winning run in the top of the 11th inning when Jim “Yukon” Kreft and Jeff “The Babe” Menk opened the frame with singles. Menk later scored the third run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ruehling. The hardest hit ball of the match came off the bat of Dave “The Big Friendly” Kreft leading off the eighth inning. Kreft hit the apple on to Third Avenue only to have the left fielder race into the street and make the catch. Jim “Yukon” Kreft paced the offensive attack with four singles while Jeff “The Babe” Menk and Steve “Little Bill” Pioske recorded two singles each. Nienaber hurled the final six frames and posted the mound victory.
The City of Arlington is receiving sealed bids for the remodeling of its City Services/Tech Center Building at 312 West Alden Street. The work will consist of a complete internal remodeling of the building (including windows and doors and lighting) so the building can be converted into a Public Safety Center. The bids should be in a lump sum (not-to-exceed) amount, and should include individual prices for the various sections listed in the “scope of work.” Specifications and plans, along with a “scope of work” for the project are on file at City Hall or can be viewed on the City’s website at www.arlingtonmn.com. There will be a public walkthrough of the building for those interested in bidding on the work on Thursday, December 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bidders who have not conducted a walkthrough of the building will not be considered. The City Council of Arlington will receive sealed bids that follow the specifications listed until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Sealed bids should be labeled as “City Services Building Remodel” and should be sent to: City of Arlington, Attn: City Administrator, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN 55307. All bids must be signed by the individual and should include a proof of license and liability insurance. Bidders should be able to start work within thirty (30) days after award of Contract. All bids shall become property of the City. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids, and to award the bid to the vendor that is the most responsible bidder and is in the best interest of the City. Bids will be opened and read aloud at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in the Council Chambers at the Community Center, 204 Shamrock Drive. Questions? Contact City Hall at (507) 964-2378.
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Arlington Greys
The Arlington Greys Base Ball Club edged the visiting Mankato Baltics 3-2 in 11 innings during the annual Arli-Dazzle Snow Ball Game in Arlington on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1. (Top Photo) The following Greys were present for the game. Seated: Batboy Oscar “The Big O” Kreft. Front Row: (left to right) Steve “Little Bill” Pioske, Mark “Billboard” Lundstrom, Pat “Fish” Nienaber, Roger “LB3” Hoeben, Tim “Pillowcase” Kloeckl and Jim “Yukon” Kreft. Back Row: (l to r) Scorekeeper Dwight “Ike” Grabitske, Curt “Papa” Erickson, Jeff “The Babe” Menk, manager Kurt “Skip” Menk, Mike “Fertilizer” Feterl, Jason “Old Hoss” Ruehling and Dave “The Big Friendly” Kreft. Missing from the photo are Eric “Special K” Kaesermann, Bob “Bobblehead” Thomes and batboy Jens “Little Grey” Lundstorm. Other members of the team include Chad “Part-Time” Bachman, Matt “Sugar Daddy” Pichelmann, Jeff “Dutch” Pinske, Jake “Louie” Lucas, Cody “The Rocket” Doetkott, Paul “Wrinkles” Pichelmann, Dan “Skunk” Schink, Tom “Tom Cat” Schink, Rob “Eye” Brau, Dan “Young Blood” Splettstoeser and last but not least Mark “No Show” Pauly. (Right Photo) Jim Kreft, owner of Kreft Cabinets in Arlington, made a wooden bat which will be used as a traveling trophy between the Greys and the Baltics. The Greys collected a team record 27 hits and defeated the Baltics 13-2 last year. With the 3-2 victory this year, the Greys will keep the traveling trophy bat for another year. The bat will be on display in the trophy case at the Arlington Community Center. The Arlington Greys, who play base ball the way it was meant to be played, conclude the season with an 8-2 record overall.
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GAYLORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gaylord Bob Holmbeck, Pastor Sunday, December 9: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. Wednesday, December 12: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible classes and Christmas program practice. 8:00 p.m. Youth Focused. ORATORY OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE Jessenland 507-248-3550 Fr. Sam Perez Thursday: Weekly Mass at 5:00 p.m. ST. MARY, MICHAEL AND BRENDAN AREA FAITH COMMUNITY Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor Friday, December 7: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 5:30 p.m. Immaculate Conception Vigil (Mic). Saturday, December 8: 8:00 a.m. Immaculate Conception Mass (Bre). 9:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception Mass (Mar). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). Sunday, December 9: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Elementary religious education (Mar); 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic). 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Elementary religious education class, pre-K/K/1st grade (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 1:00 pm. Penace service (Mar). Monday, December 10: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration (Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and AlaNon (Mar). Tuesday, December 11: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). Wednesday, December 12: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word and Communion (Oak Terrace). 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Elementary religious education, second to fifth grade (Mic). 6:00 p.m. Catholic HEART workcamp (CHWC) meeting (Mar). 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. high religious education (Mar). Thursday, December 13: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mic). 9:00 a.m. Scripture study (Srs. residence in Gaylord). 7:00 p.m. Education Committee meeting. (Mar). 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Mic). ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Pastor William Postel Phone 507-964-2400 Sunday, December 9: 9:00 a.m. Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. Wednesday, December 12: 6:00 p.m. Advent supper. 7:00 p.m. Advent worship. Thursday, December 13: 9:00 a.m. Pastor’s Winkle, Redeemer, New Ulm. 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 9: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Choir practice after worship. Wednesday, December 12: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Catechism class. 7:30 p.m. Youth fellowship. Thursday, December 13: 7:00 p.m. Consistory meeting. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Green Isle Friday, December 7: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. Saturday, December 8: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. St. Paul’s and Zion’s Sunday school Christmas practice at St. Paul’s. Sunday, December 9: 7:45 a.m. Worship with Communion. Pastor Bob Hines. 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. Wednesday, December 12: 12:00 p.m. Senior citizens at Green Isle. 3:45 p.m. Confirmation at Peace Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday school for grade 1 to 5 at St. Paul’s. 8:00 p.m. Joint choir practice at St. Paul’s. Thursday, December 13: 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 9: 9:30 a.m. Worship. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. 3:00 p.m. Caroling. Tuesday, December 11: 7:00 p.m. Executive Board. 7:30 p.m. All boards. Wednesday, December 12: 9:00 a.m. Prayer coffee. 6:00 p.m. AWANA. 7:30 p.m. Worship team practice. Thursday, December 13: 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 Sunday, December 9: 10:00 a.m. Worship. 10:20 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, December 11: 7:00 p.m. Church Council. Wednesday, December 12: 7:00 p.m. HS faith group. PEACE LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor Sunday, December 9: 8:10 a.m. Sunday school. 9:15 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. Wednesday, December 12: 3:45 p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Junior bell choir. 5:45 p.m. Christmas caroling and pot luck appetizers ZION LUTHERAN 814 W. Brooks St. Arlington – (507) 964-5454 James Carlson, Pastor Sunday, December 9: 8:00 a.m. Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. 10:00 a.m. Sunday school and fellowship. Tuesday, December 11: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. TOPS in church basement. 7:00 p.m. Board of Worship. Wednesday, December 12: 3:45 p.m. 7th and 9th grade confirmation. 4:30 p.m. 8th grade confirmation. 7:00 p.m. Church Council. Thursday, December 13: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on cable. 8:00 p.m. Deacons meeting. ZION LUTHERAN Green Isle Township Friday, December 7: Deadline for Sunday bulletin. Saturday, December 8: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. St. Paul’s and Zion’s Sunday school Christmas practice at St. Paul’s. Sunday, December 9: 10:30 a.m. Worship without Communion. Pastor Bob Hines. Wednesday, December 12: 12:00 p.m. Senior citizens at Green Isle. 3:45 p.m. Confirmation at Peace Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday school for grade 1 to 5 at St. Paul’s. 8:00 p.m. Joint choir practice at St. Paul’s. Thursday, December 13: Private Communions. 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 6: 1:00 or 7:00 p.m. Women’s study of “David” 6:30 p.m. men’s Bible study of “First Timothy” at Dave Gustafson’s home. Sunday, December 9: 10:00 a.m. Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship. Wednesday, December 12: 7:00 p.m. REACH youth group at the Shogren’s. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 7th Ave. N.W., Arlington (507) 304-3410 Pastor Robert Brauer 507-234-6770 Saturday: Church services at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00 a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00 p.m. All are welcome. UNITED METHODIST Arlington Wayne Swanson, Pastor wwwarlingtonunited methodist.org Saturday, December 8: 8:00 a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible study at Bette Nelson’s. Sunday, December 9: 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:10 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, December 11: 6:30 p.m. Education-Outreach. 7:30 p.m. Trustees. Wednesday, December 12: 7:00 p.m. Search and Rescue study; choir. 8:00 p.m. Worship. Thursday, December 13; 10:00 a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Worship on cable TV. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible study. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (WELS), Arlington Bruce Hannemann, Pastor WEBSITE: www.stpaularlington.com EMAIL: Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul arlington.com Friday, December 7: 1:15 p.m. School dismisses early. Saturday, December 8: Redwood Falls B-team basketball tournament. Sunday, December 9: 8:45 a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Family Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Worship. Christmas bag door offering. Monday, December 10: 7:00 p.m. Council meeting. Tuesday, December 11: 6:00 p.m. Counting committee. 7:00 p.m. Daily Bible readers. Wednesday, December 12: 2:00 p.m. Bible study. 3:45 p.m. Public school confirmation class. 5:30 p.m. Advent supper. 7:00 p.m. Advent service. 8:00 p.m. Choir practice Thursday, December 13: 10:00 a.m. Bulletin information due. 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Service on cable TV, channel 8.
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Christmas Tree Ornaments
Melvin and Marcella Dose made Christmas tree ornaments during the Bethlehem Express at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Collections to be on display at holiday open house
Rural Arlington resident Curt Boeder will display his collection of 30-plus TwoCylinder Expo Toys during a Good Samaritan Holiday Open House at Fairview Assisted Living in Arlington from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Donna Grewe will display her Sno Babies at the Good Samaritan Society - Arlington during the same time. There will be music, refreshments and door prizes at both locations. Expo Toys have been produced annually by the TwoCylinder Club for the past 22 years. Featured each year are rare or special low production units for potato, celery and other farm tractors. Also included are a few specialty selected industrial tractors.
Sibley County Choral Society to present Christmas concert
The Sibley County Choral Society will present “We’re Getting In the Spirit” at three area churches this weekend. The concert will feature Christmas selections and spirituals. The first concert will be held at the American Lutheran Church in Gaylord at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The second concert will be held at the Winthrop Covenant Church at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The third concert will be held at Our Lady of the Prairie Church in Belle Plaine at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The Sibley County Choral Society is directed by Robyn Woods. The accompanist is Cathy Probst.
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Green Isle: House for rent. 2BR with garage. $649/mo. (612) 2102766 or (952) 442-5025. For sale by owner: Country home on 1 acre lot. 4BR, 3BA, split level, 2-car at tached ga rage, large fam i ly room with wood burn ing fireplace, 3 outbuildings, off Highway 15 SW of Brown ton. (320) 587-7746. Arlington 2+ BR, 2BA, new kitchen and bath, heated garage, $75,000. CD possible. (952) 486-3342.
WHEN LIFE IS A PARTY... www.theurbanexpress.com or call Dina (612) 940-2184 to re serve bus today. Two buses available for wed ding, busi ness, bachelor(ette)’s, sport ing, etc. Glencoe business, DOT 375227. Plastic repair. Don’t throw it. Let me weld it. Call Mike, Bird Island, anytime (320) 579-0418.
CONKLIN® DEALERS NEEDED! Lifetime career in marketing, manage ment and ap ply ing “Green” pro ducts made in Amer i ca. Full time/ part time. For a free catalog, call Franke’s Conklin Service now at (320) 238-2370. www.frank e marketing.com. Housekeeper/ caregiver: Female wanted to take care of paralyzed female in private home. Will train. Call Kari (507) 426-6000. Semi drivers wanted to pull vans and hoppers in 5-state area. Will re quire be ing out over night 1-3 nights per week. Some weekends in Spring. Must be 23 or older with Class A CDL and min i mum of 2 years driv ing ex peri ence. (320) 523-5029, Olivia, MN.
Household Goods
Oak TV stand. 48.5” tall x 38.5” wide x 21” deep. Holds up to 35” TV, with shelf and drawer. Solid. $50. (320) 327-2541.
Available Immediately...
One 1-Bedroom Apartment
All utilities, except electric Income based Must be 62 or older or handicapped
Want To Rent
Young farmer looking for productive farm land for 2013 and beyond. Competitive rates and references. Call Austin Blad at (320) 221-3517.
REAL ESTATE Businesses
Lawn, Garden
Licensed Daycare opening in Henderson. Call for details and to set up in ter view. (612) 232-5247 or (507) 868-0059.
Frosty’s Magic comes alive at This Old House Gift Shop, Highway 5 SW, Arlington, with beautiful handmade gifts, felt ed purs es, wool mittens, pottery, fur Santas pocket scarves, Christ mas and gar den decor and more! Ornaments person al ized FREE start ing at 3/$5.99. Open 7 days a week. (507) 964-5990. Busi ness op por tun i ty. 2,160 Square foot block structure, construct ed in 1983. Served as an auto repair shop on lot along State Highway 25 in Green Isle. Approximately 9,516 sq. ft. Brian O’Donnell (320) 864-4877.
LESTER PRAIR IE- Pine View Apart ments, 2BR with at tached garage, private entrance and onsite laun dry. Quiet and com fort able building. $620/mo. Call (952) 955-1889.
Highland Commons Arlington 507-964-5556
Winter’s on it’s way! Find all the warmth you need at AmberField Place Apartments
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Arlington Chiropractic Clinic
Busy chiropractic office seeking energetic, personable assistant. Previous experience with insurance/billing desireable, but not required. 20-25 hours per week based on experience. ARLINGTON Call Dr. Justin Davis at CHIROPRACTIC 507-964-2850 CLINIC 607 W. Chandler or e-mail resume to arlingtonchiroclinic@live.com Arlington
Skilled Nursing Facility has openings in the following positions:
LPN: • Part time position, 40 hours in a two week payperiod. 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. REGISTERED NURSING ASSISTANT: • Benefits eligible position, 64 hours in a two week payperiod. 2:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Applications are available at: 640 Third St., Gaylord, MN Or online at www.oakterraceliving.com For further information, contact Human Resources at 507-237-8703. EOE
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CENTER FOR CULTURAL INTERCHANGE seeks volunteer host families for exchange students arriving in January. For info, contact Mary Armstrong: 952/236-0745; MArmstrong@cci-exchange.org; www.cci-exchange.org
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, December 6, 2012, page 10
December 1, 2012
To the left: Seventeen fish houses were part of the Arlington Fire Department Black Top Fishing Derby. Left to right: Lindsey Neisen, Brody Neisen, Cohen Neisen and Josh Stumm.
Capture Family Memories by Angela Archer Photography was featured on Main Street. Left to right: Alexia Sommers, McKenzie Sommers and Allie Lucas.
Megan Bennett, right, painted a holiday decal on the face of Elton Hazelwood, left, during Santa Day.
The Shell’s Hobo Christmas Quartet provided holiday music on Main Street.
Sibley Electric, Inc. entered a very creative float in the Arli-Dazzle Parade.
The Arlington Royalty was featured in the Arli-Dazzle Parade.
A community bonfire, sponsored by the Arlington Fire Department, was held in the City Parking Lot. Approximately 375 smores were served after the Arli-Dazzle Parade. The Arlington-Green Isle High School Class of 1980 entered this float in the Arli-Dazzle Parade.
The choir from St. Paul’s Lutheran Choir sang Christmas carols during the Bethlehem Express. Bear Trocke was one of the conductors for the Bethlehem Express.
Photos by Kurt Menk.
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