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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 127 • Number 29 • Thursday, February 14, 2014 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Kurt Menk
A divided Sibley East
School Board, after three
hours of discussion and the
completion of five feedback
sheets, finally united and
unanimously approved a mo-
tion to offer the open superin-
tendent position to current
Sibley East Senior High Prin-
cipal Jim Amsden.
The action took place dur-
ing a special meeting in Ar-
lington on Tuesday evening,
Feb. 12.
The School Board also
unanimously approved a mo-
tion to authorize School
Board Chairperson Brian
Brandt and the consultants
from the South Central Serv-
ice Cooperative to begin ne-
gotiations with Amsden. The
School Board hopes to act
upon the formal contract dur-
ing its regular monthly meet-
ing in Arlington on Tuesday
night, Feb. 19. The move is
contingent on Amsden receiv-
ing his superintendent’s li-
cense before July 1.
The School Board, earlier
during the meeting, informal-
ly agreed to offer the finalist
a three-year contract with a
minimum starting salary of
$115,000 and full family ben-
efits. The salary, according to
discussions, would increase
one percent each year over
three years. In addition, the
School Board informally
agreed to have the contract
reviewed by School District
Attorney Tony Nerud.
School Board members
Brian Brandt, Scott Dose,
Beth DuFrane, Anne Karl,
Missy Weber and Dan
Woehler all voted in favor of
both motions.
South Central Service Co-
operative consultant Ed Walt-
man, prior to the special
meeting, served as the moder-
ator of a process where the
School Board worked to de-
termine majority support for
one of the two finalists before
an official vote.
After the completion of
three early feedback sheets,
the School Board was evenly
split on Amsden and St. Peter
Elementary Principal Karen
“What you have here is two
good candidates,” said Walt-
The School Board then
ranked the two finalists in the
four criteria areas of (1)
builds trust and communi-
cates with the communities,
(2) facility planning and bond
referendum, (3) finance, day-
to-day operations/negotia-
tions, and (4) strong leader-
ship skills as a superintend-
Although Coblentz won on
Continued on page 3
Amsden is new Sibley East superintendent
Jim Amsden
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sweetheart and Hunk
Kimberly Kurtzweg and Samuel Bullert were crowned
as the Junior Sweetheart and Hunk during a corona-
tion ceremony at the Sibley East Senior High School
in Arlington on Monday afternoon, Feb. 11. Kimberly
is the daughter of Gary and Karen Kurtzweg, Arling-
ton. Samuel is the son of Craig and Linnea Bullert, Ar-
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington Police De-
partment responded to a total
of 1067 calls during 2012, ac-
cording to Arlington Police
Chief Bruce Rovinsky.
The number of incidents
increased by 171 incidents
compared to 2011 when the
local police department re-
sponded to 896 incident.
It should be noted that the
City of Arlington did not con-
tract with the Sibley County
Sheriff’s Department for par-
tial coverage in 2012 com-
pared to 2011.
The biggest increases from
2011 to 2012 were animal
calls (+19), assist other agen-
cies (+10), civil matters
(+11), parking (+27), public
assists (+9), theft reports
(+8), traffic incidents (+93)
and vandalism (+7).
The biggest decreases from
2011 to 2012 were fights (-6),
medical calls (-18) and mis-
cellaneous calls (-50).
The following is a break-
down of the incidents that the
local police department re-
sponded to in 2012.
Animal calls (72), assist
other agencies (23), assaults
(6), car thefts (7), car thefts
recovered (4), burglar alarms
(12), burglary reports (4),
civil matters (27), criminal
sexual conduct incidents (1),
deaths (1), domestic calls
(30), driving complaints (20),
DUI arrests (11), escort CT
ordinance (9), fights (8), fire
assists (16), found property
(10), harassment calls (22),
helicopter assists (13), human
service assistance (11), 911
hang up calls (22), juvenile
incidents (29), locked cars
(30), motorist assists (10),
medical calls (83), medical
transports (21), miscellaneous
calls (33), motor vehicle acci-
dents (34), noise complaints
(14), OFP violations (2), open
doors (9), parking violations
(45), public assists (41), per-
sons missing (7), property
damage (4), pursuits (0),
search warrants (0), suicide
attempts (7), suspicious activ-
ity (50), theft reports (52),
threats made (5), traffic inci-
dents (205), trespass com-
plaints (2), vandalism inci-
dents (12), warrant arrests
(12) and welfare checks (20).
Local police Department responded to
1,067 calls during 2012, chief reports
By Dave Pedersen
It was only day two of his
new job as Sibley County ad-
ministrator, yet Matt Jaunich
already has devised a plan to
get to know his “new life.”
The former Arlington city
administrator presented the
90/1 plan to the board of
commissioners at the meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
“As we begin this new ad-
venture into life with a coun-
ty administrator, I’ve set up a
pretty general work plan
which I will help use to get
myself acquainted with coun-
ty administration life,” said
“I’m calling it my 90/1
plan,” he continues. “The 90
referring to the number of
days in which I would like to
gain some general knowledge
on how items/people operate,
and 1 referring to the number
of years which I believe it
will take for me to have a real
good understanding of how
they will coordinate with the
administrator position.”
Jaunich said he will focus
on seven areas:
• Meet with each and every
county commissioner.
• Meet with each and every
department head and elected
• Gain an understanding of
the county budget.
• Gain an understanding of
county ordinances and con-
• Gain an understanding of
all county policies/proce-
• Create a positive working
atmosphere along all levels of
county government.
• Establish a list of goals
with expected outcomes.
The first county adminis-
trator wants to learn what the
board members want from
him so he can establish poli-
cy and be sent out to attain
the goals.
Commissioners Bill Pinske
and Harold Pettis were the
first to get on the list and will
meet with Jaunich on Friday,
Feb. 15.
In other employee related
news, Human Resource Di-
rector Roseann Nagel re-
ceived approval to hire full-
time Public Health and
Human Services Account
Tech Lori Rose, a replace-
ment after Emma Woods re-
The board agreed to hire
former county accountant
Aaron Sharpe on a
seasonal/temporary status to
help in the auditor’s office
when in a recruitment
Sharpe will provide finan-
cial statement help, plus work
side by side with a new em-
ployee when training for the
position. A time schedule will
be created that works for
Sharpe, who left to take an-
other position.
Sibley County administrator
starts a get-acquainted plan
By Dave Pedersen
Action taken by the Sibley
County board of commission-
ers, during a meeting on
Tuesday, Feb. 12, indicated
that the proposed Prairie Line
Trail running from Arlington
to the Sportsman’s Park will
be totally funded.
The board approved a grant
agreement between Sibley
County and Minnesota De-
partment of Natural Re-
sources (DNR) on behalf of
the State of Minnesota for
construction of Phase 2.
This is a $150,000 grant
applied for last spring and
awarded last summer. To
recap, Public Works Director
Darin Mielke said there are
two $400,000 federal trans-
portation grants already re-
ceived for the trail.
“This DNR grant is one to
help pay for the 20 percent
matching portion of the
grants,” said Mielke. “They
are still short $140,000, so
they are going to reapply
again for the same exact
DNR grants that are due the
end of March. Once they get
that they should be fully
That said, the board was
presented a resolution author-
izing application for another
DNR grant to complete phase
2 of the Prairie Line Trail
project where construction is
scheduled to start in the sum-
mer of 2014.
Mielke added, “Since they
got it last year, they think
they are in good position to
get the others.”
One more item involving
the trail was the board’s ap-
proval of a professional serv-
ices agreement between Sib-
ley County and Erickson En-
gineering, Bloomington, for
design of pedestrian bridges
R0613 and R0614 for the
Prairie Line Phase 2 project
at a grant-funded cost of
Continued on page 5
Funding nearly complete
for Prairie Line Trail to
Arlington Sportsmen’s Park
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 2013, page 2
Thursday, Feb. 14: Golden Age Club, Senior
Citizen’s building at Four Seasons Park, noon
luncheon followed by meeting and entertainment.
Friday, Feb. 15: Arlington Veteran’s Organiza-
tion’s Steak Fry, Veteran’s building at Fairgrounds,
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18: PRESIDENT’S DAY – Both
Banks will be CLOSED.
VFW Post 6031, Veteran’s building at Fair-
grounds, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 19: Knights of Columbus, St.
Mary’s Parish Hall, 8 p.m.
Arlington City Council, council chambers, 6:30
Sibley East School Board, room 149, Arlington
Campus, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 20: Sibley County Partnering
in Prevention monthly meeting, Sibley County
Service Center, Sibley Room, Gaylord, 5:30 p.m.
New Members Welcome!
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
Arlington Lions Club
Help buy the
Arlington Fire Department’s
Fri., February 22
, 2013
Arlington Community Center
10.00; Children 6-12 yrs.
5.50; 5 & Under FREE
Take out orders available for
10.00. Containers provided.
HOMEMADE Potato Salad & Cole Slaw
Serving 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
• Furnaces
• Air Duct Cleaning
• Service Work
or Gaylord 507-237-2330
2110 9
St. E. • Glencoe
Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Thank You
I would like to thank the
Doctors and Nurses at GRHS
for the excellent care I re-
ceived while I was a patient
I would also like to thank
the staff at Good Samaritan
Center for the care I received
while going through rehabil-
itation after my surgery.
Many thanks to all my fami-
ly and friends for their visits,
cards, flowers and for keep-
ing me in their thoughts and
Arlene Latzke
“Experience God’s
Dream for your
marriage series by Chip Ingram
Arlington United
Methodist Church
Sun., Feb. 17
6:30-8 p.m.
A separate children’s
video Bible study will be
conducted during the
sessions for those of you
who would like your
children to attend.
Sign up by e-mailing
or call 320-905-0121.
News Briefs
Parent iPad survey underway
The Sibley East Public Schools are conducting a Par-
ent iPad Survey on its website at www.sibleyeast.org,
according to District Technology Director Cathy Wills.
The survey is located on the lefthand column of the
website. Parents should first click on surveys and then
Parent iPad Survey.
Parents will have to enter their first and last name, e-
mail address and phone number. All information on the
survey will remain anonymous.
Computers will also be available for parents to take
the survey at both campuses during parent-teacher con-
ferences next week. In addition, paper copies will also
be available that night.
Woman injured in accident
A New Ulm woman reportedly suffered minor in-
juries in a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of
County Road 2 and County Road 25 in Severance
Township on Tuesday, Feb. 5, according to the Sibley
County Sheriff’s Department.
Karie A. Wittgraf, 40, was driving a vehicle south-
bound on County Road 2 when the vehicle slid off the
road due to icy conditions. The vehicle entered the east
ditch and struck a utility pole. The vehicle sustained se-
vere damage.
Pinske on Dean’s List at GAC
Anna Pinske, Arlington, was recently named to the
Dean’s List at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
To qualify for this honor, a student must achieve a
grade point average between 3.7 and 4.0.
She is the daughter of Jeff and Sue Pinske, Arlington.
SE students net scholarships
Allison Larson, a resident of Gaylord and a student at
the Sibley East Senior High School, was awarded the
Concordia Opportunity Grant and Lutheran Heritage
Scholarship for the fall 2013 semester.
Marissa Eckberg, a resident of Gaylord and a student
at Sibley East Senior High School was awarded the
University Scholarship for the fall 2013 semester.
Concordia is committed to providing an outstanding
value investment at an affordable cost to all students.
Concordia University, St. Paul is a comprehensive
Christian liberal arts university, one of 10 operated
under the auspices of The Lutheran Church-Missouri
Portion of alley is vacated
The Arlington City Council, during a recent regular
meeting, unanimously adopted a resolution to vacate a
portion of an alley known as the “Brau Alley.”
The alley is located between West Main Street and
West Adams Street to the north and south and Highway
5 and Sixth Avenue Southwest to the east and west.
City Council members Ben Jaszewski, Jennifer
Nuesse, Curt Reetz, Jason Ruehling and Galen Wills all
voted in support of the resolution.
The City Council made its decision after a public
hearing was held during the previous regular meeting.
During that public hearing, there was some concern ex-
pressed about restricting access to the neighboring
Gunther named to Dean’s List
Michael J. Gunther, Green Isle, was recently named
to the Dean’s List at Iowa State University.
To qualify for this honor, a student must achieve a
grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0.
Gunther is majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Classical Gas to perform
Classical Gas will perform in the Glencoe Silver Lake
Auditorium in Glencoe at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. The
performance will be part of the Glencoe Area Perform-
ing Artists Concert Series.
The violinist and pianist combine to offer a show that
is a little bit Jack Benny, Fritz Kreisler, Victor Borge
along with Abbot and Costello.
Nominations for awards
The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking
nominations for the Chamber Member of the Year
Award and Community Member of the Year Award.
People can submit their brief letters of nomination in
person to Chamber President Steve Gillaspie at Steve’s
Copy Shop in Arlington or e-mail steve@thedigital-
The deadline to submit brief letters of nomination is
Thursday, Feb. 21.
The Chamber will hold its annual Recognition Ban-
quet at the Arlington Haus Too on Thursday, March 7.
The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. while the meal will
be served at 6:30 p.m. There will be a nominal charge
for the meal.
In addition, there will be door prizes and a possible
Additional information from the latest Chamber
meeting will be published in next week’s edition of the
Arlington Enterprise.
Submitted Photo
Winterfest Week
The annual tug-of-war competition was held as part of
Winterfest Week at the Green Isle Community School
on Monday afternoon, Feb. 11. Left to right: First
grader Henry Reinitz, teacher Kristen Strauss, second
grader Savage Rosenlund and kindergarten student
Jelena Strauss. Students and staff celebrated the
100th day of school on Tuesday, Feb. 12. A Minute-To-
Win-It event was held on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Class-
room parties are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14
while a visit to the Ney Center is set for Friday, Feb.
15. A food drive and fundraising for Pennies For Pa-
tients were also held throughout the week.
Green Isle Township
Voters eligible to vote in Green
Isle Township may cast an ab-
sentee ballot for the annual town
el ecti on that wi l l be hel d on
March 12, 2013.
Absentee voting will take place
at the Sibley County Auditor’s of-
fice located on the main floor of
the Sibley County Courthouse,
Gaylord, MN. You may contact
the Green Isle Township Clerk or
Sibley County Auditor’s office
with questions.
Publish: February 14 and 21,
Sibley County has contract-
ed with Emergency Commu-
nications Network, LLC, to
license its CodeRED high-
speed notification solution.
The CodeRED system pro-
vides county officials the
ability to quickly deliver
messages to targeted areas or
the entire county.
Sibley County’s Emer-
gency Management Office
cautions that such systems
are only as good as the tele-
phone number database sup-
porting them. If your phone
number is not in the database,
you will not be called. One
of the reasons the CodeRED
system was selected is it
gives individuals and busi-
nesses the ability to add their
own phone numbers directly
into the system's database,
which is an extremely impor-
tant feature.
No one should automatical-
ly assume his or her phone
number is included. All indi-
viduals and businesses are
urged to log onto the Sibley
County’s Emergency Man-
agement website, www.co.-
agement_services and follow
the link to the “CodeRed
Community Notification En-
rollment” page.
All businesses should reg-
ister, as well as all individuals
who have unlisted phone
numbers, who have changed
their phone number or ad-
dress within the past year,
and those who use a cellular
phone or VoIP phone as their
primary number. CodeRED
allows geographically based
delivery, which means street
addresses are required to en-
sure emergency notification
calls are received by the
proper individuals in a given
situation. The system works
for cell phones too, but we
need to have an associated
street address to provide rele-
vant messages.
CodeRED gives those who
want to be included an easy
and secure method for in-
putting information. The data
collected will only be used
for emergency notification
purposes. Questions should
be directed to the Sibley
County Emergency Manage-
ment Office, 507-237-4109.
About Emergency
Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond
Beach, Fla., Emergency
Communications Network,
LLC (ECN) has pioneered
high-speed emergency notifi-
cation services capable of
reaching millions of citizens
in minutes. ECN’s sophisti-
cated network supports a
web-based product suite fea-
turing four major services:
CodeRED which enables
local government officials to
communicate time-sensitive,
personalized messages via
voice, email and text messag-
ing; CodeRED Weather
Warning which provides au-
tomated alerts to citizens in
the path of severe weather
just moments after a warning
has been issued by the Na-
tional Weather Service; My
Daily Call for scheduling
calls to check on at-risk indi-
viduals, including the elderly,
infirm and latchkey kids; and
CodeED for use by school
systems to improve commu-
nications with their commu-
nities. To learn more, visit
County contracts with CodeRED to provide
mass notification services to community
The Arlington Lions Club
and Arlington Fire Depart-
ment will co-sponsor the 35th
annual Lions Fish Fry at the
Arlington Community Center
from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or
until the fish runs out Friday,
Feb. 22.
This year, the Lions Club
will be using all proceeds
from the fish fry to begin
fundraising for a new Jaws of
Life for the Arlington Fire
Department. The fire depart-
ment’s present equipment is
not capable of dismantling
the improved safety construc-
tion of modern vehicles.
In addition, the Ho Ho
Shrine Club Auxiliary pro-
vides the potato salad. The
Lions payment for the potato
salad helps support the chari-
table work of the area Shrine
To provide the very best
experience for its patrons, the
Arlington Lions Club recent-
ly invested in new fryers for
the event and will be using a
new breading formula for the
The Lions, firefighters and
Shriners are hoping for an
outstanding turnout in sup-
port of this lifesaving equip-
Fish fry to raise funds for Jaws of Life on Feb. 22
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 2013, page 3
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The Sibley County Repub-
licans will hold their annual
convention for the purpose of
electing officers in the court-
house annex basement in
Gaylord at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 16.
State Representative Glenn
Gruenhagen and Senator
Scott Newman will also be
present to bring a legislative
update to the convention at-
The keynote speaker will
be Greg Wersal, who will be
speaking on the topic of judi-
cial elections. In specific, he
will be addressing Retention
Elections, a potential amend-
ment to the Minnesota Con-
Wersal is an attorney from
Belle Plaine. He is a frequent
speaker and has published
numerous articles as a propo-
nent of free, open and com-
petitive judicial elections.
In March 1998, with the
Republican Party of Min-
nesota, Wersal filed a lawsuit
in Federal District Court,
known as the Republican
Party of Minnesota vs. White.
The purpose of the suit was
to challenge rules passed in
January of 1998 by the Min-
nesota Supreme Court to pro-
hibit judicial candidates from
attending and speaking at a
political party convention or
seeking a party endorsement.
This case eventually re-
solved with a favorable deci-
sion before the U.S. Supreme
Court in 2002 and another by
the Eighth Circuit Court of
Appeals in 2005. At the con-
clusion of the litigation, Wer-
sal had won each and every
issue that had been in dispute.
In 2010, Wersal ran for the
Minnesota Supreme Court
against incumbent Justice
Helen Meyer.
Sibley County Republicans set to
hold annual convention on Feb. 16
By Kurt Menk
Eighth graders at the Sibley
East Junior High School in
Gaylord were without their
ipads for a couple of days.
Officials at the junior high
school received a report of
improper iPad usage/conduct
late last week.
“In order to be proactive
and act in the best interest of
all students, we have chosen
to collect and inspect all
eighth grade iPads,” Sibley
East Junior High Principal
Steve Harter said in a note
sent home with all eighth
grade students on Thursday
afternoon, Feb. 7. “This is
being done to determine the
facts, nature and extent of is-
sues related to this report.”
In the note, Harter added,
“Teachers will utilize other
methods to distribute and col-
lect student work until the
iPads are returned.”
The iPads were expected to
be returned to students on
Wednesday, Feb. 13.
There are approximately 90
to 100 students in the eighth
grade at the Sibley East Jun-
ior High School in Gaylord.
According to Sibley East
Senior High Principal Jim
Amsden, there is policy in
place to address issues related
to the district network and
computers. In addition, the
Project Ed. 21 Handbook also
addresses issues related to the
“The senior high has not
experienced a similar issue to
date,” said Amsden. “We
have had teachers collect
iPads from individuals for
playing games, messaging,
and improper use of social
media sites (prior to us block-
ing them on our network).”
iPads taken away from SE 8th graders
after improper usage/conduct report
points 72-61, the School
Board was again evenly split
after the completion of anoth-
er feedback sheet.
After a 10-minute break,
Waltman encouraged the
School Board to make a deci-
sion prior to the special meet-
ing or call a failed search.
“People are going to have
to compromise or there will
be a failed search,” Waltman
Brandt said either candidate
will have a “learning curve,”
but Amsden “will get there
quicker” because he is famil-
iar with Sibley East. Since
Amsden is currently an em-
ployee of the school district,
Brandt believed the transition
would be much more smooth.
Dose strongly encouraged
the School Board “to put their
friendships and relationships
aside” and find the “best can-
didate.” Dose, who added that
he would not allow a failed
search and would support the
majority in the end, encour-
aged the School Board to
again examine the resumes
and qualifications of both can-
After a 15 to 20-minute ses-
sion to review the resumes
and qualifications, Waltman
said it is not unusual for a
School Board to be split on
two finalists.
“It’s a critical decision and
you need to take your time,”
said Waltman.
The School Board then dis-
cussed another variety of
other criteria areas.
“Talking is good, but at
some point, somebody will
have to compromise,” said
After brief break, the
School Board completed an-
other feedback sheet and the
result was the same.
“You are very deadlocked,”
Waltman said.
Karl and DuFrane said
Amsden was a better known
commodity with 24 years of
experience with the Arling-
ton-Green Isle and Sibley East
Public Schools.
Dose replied that a candi-
date who has moved around
such as Coblentz “brings in
new ideas and new experi-
Weber said a new superin-
tendent would need to listen
to and communicate with the
stakeholders in the communi-
ties and she gave the edge to
Coblentz in that area. She
added the selected community
group comprised of teachers,
principals and citizens also fa-
vored Coblentz in an earlier
feedback format.
Woehler commented that a
new superintendent would
have to have mathematics
skills and Coblentz has expe-
rience in that category.
After a brief talk to set the
parameters for the starting
salary and benefits, the
School Board completed an-
other feedback sheet and the
result was a 4-2 edge for
At that point, Brandt called
the special meeting to order
and the unanimous vote to
offer the position to Amsden
Superintendent Continued from page 1
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Nerd Day
As part of FFA Week at the Sibley East
Senior High School in Arlington, stu-
dents had a chance to participate in
various dress up days. Monday, Feb. 11
was Throwback Jersey Day. Tuesday,
Feb. 12 was Nerd/Prep Day. Wednes-
day, Feb. 13 was Salad Dressing Day.
Thursday, Feb. 14 will be Pink and Red
Day. Friday, Feb. 15 will be Thrift Shop
Day. Allison Larson, left and Emily
Somerville, right, dressed up as nerds
on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 2013, page 4
Proposals to increase state’s
cigarette tax would motivate people
to cut back or quit smoking
Our View: It makes sense, but
where will it end?
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Guest Column
Letter To The Editor
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently proposed to
raise the state’s cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack. Even with
a projected decrease in sales, he claims this will generate
$370 million in revenue over two years. Two other propos-
als, one each from a Republican and a Democrat, call for
$1.29 and 1.60 increases in the state’s cigarette tax respec-
A variety of studies prove that high cigarette prices moti-
vate some adults to cut back or even quit smoking. In addi-
tion, it will deter some young people from ever starting the
bad habit.
The proposals, according to a coalition of numerous
health-related groups, claim the increase in the state’s ciga-
rette tax will not only save several thousand lives each year,
but also generate millions of dollars to help battle long-term
tobacco-related health costs.
It is hard for people to argue with this logic, but is it fair
for Governor Dayton and legislators to single out one group
of constituents?
Should legislators also increase the alcohol tax for the
same reason? How about soda pop and fast food? Should
legislators increase the tax on every type of drink and food
that lead to obesity, heart disease and a variety of other
health-related problems? Where will it end?
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
February 15
A.J. Overson, Dave Wendinger,
Molly Brau and Stacy Brockoff.
February 16
Stephanie Haggenmiller, and Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Dorweiler.
February 17
In Memory Of Schmitty, Jean
Schmidt, John Maki, Kim Hahn,
Riley Drexler and Wayne Klitzke.
February 18
Nolan Fisher, Michael Bullert, Jay-
den Melsha, Kayleigh Dietel and
James Von Eschen.
February 19
Brittney Brockoff, Clay Voss, Mari-
on Godwin, Peter Trocke and
Stephanie Raddatz.
February 20
Bob Utendorfer, Gwen Utendorfer
and James Kube.
February 21
Dr. John Gustafson, Jim Lieske,
Joshua Sorenson, Linda Haupt,
Molly Kjellesvig, Rachel Ling, Paul
Grabitske, and Mr. and Mrs. Brian
When a customer’s printer pages
began to grow faint he called a local
repair shop where a friendly man in-
formed him that the printer probably
just needed new toner.
Because the store charged to in-
stall toner, the repair man told the
customer he might be better off read-
ing the printer’s manual and trying
the job himself.
Pleasantly surprised by his candor,
he asked, “Does your boss know that
you discourage business?”
“Actually, it's my boss's idea,”
the employee replied sheepishly.
“We usually make more money on
repairs if we let people try to fix
things themselves first.”
The new office computer system
was down as much as it was work-
ing. Cathy decided to stay late one
evening to catch up on the work that
had accumulated. On her way home,
a police officer stopped her for
“What a perfect end to an awful
day!” she exclaimed. “Our computer
is up, then down -- up, then down. I
stay late to catch up, and now this!”
The officer was unaffected by
Cathy's griping, and he went to his
car to prepare a citation. After
what seemed an eternity, he re-
turned with her license and regis-
tration. As he handed them to her,
he smiled and said, “No ticket.
Our computer is down.”
Having seen their twelve-year-old
son finish bottom of the class in
every subject, a couple decided to
send him to a special tutor.
Six weeks later, they asked the
tutor how he was doing.
“He's getting straight A's,” said the
“That's great,” said the relieved
“Mind you,” added the tutor.
“His B's are still a bit wonky.”
The old friends had had three days
“You have a pretty place here,
John,” remarked the guest on the
morning of his departure. “But it
looks a bit bare yet.”
“Oh, that's because the trees are
so young,” answered the host com-
fortably. “I hope they'll have
grown to a good size before you
come again.”
A little girl was attending a church
service with her mother when she
started to complain that she was
feeling unwell.
“I think I need to throw up,” said
the girl.
“Well, go outside,” said the moth-
er, “and use the bushes by the front
door of the church.”
The little girl went off but was
back less than a minute later.
“That was quick,” said the mother.
“Did you throw up?”
“Yes, but I didn't need to go out-
side,” replied the girl. “I used a
box near the door that says ‘For
the sick.’”
A man called his children togeth-
er, held up a chocolate bar and asked
them who should get it.
“Me . . . me . . . me,” they cho-
“I'll tell you who will get it,” con-
tinued the father. “Who never talks
back to mother and does everything
she says?”
Three small voices answered in
unison: “OK, Dad, you can have
A husband and wife were chatting
with friends when the subject of
marriage counselling was raised.
The husband said: “Oh, we’ll
never need that. My wife and I
have a great relationship. She has
a communications degree and I
have a degree in theatre arts. She
communicates really well and I
just act like I'm listening.”
By Lee H. Hamilton
A few weeks ago, the survey firm
Public Policy Polling made head-
lines when it released a poll compar-
ing Congress’s standing to a variety
of unloved things. Respondents did
prefer our national legislature to the
ebola virus, but otherwise the news
was grim: Americans, the survey
suggested, have a lower opinion of
Congress than of head lice, Genghis
Khan, used-car salesmen, and root
I’ll admit it: I chuckled, though I
don’t really agree. Having experi-
enced both, I put Congress well
ahead of root canals.
Still, in the years since I left Capi-
tol Hill my frustration with the insti-
tution I admired and loved has
grown; watching it now is painful.
Congress has shown a dispiriting
unwillingness to reckon with tax re-
form, rein in the deficit, find ways to
spur economic growth or make any
of the other tough decisions that
face it. When it does make a deci-
sion, it tends to limit its reach —
thus, over and over, avoiding the
real issues.
Its constant partisanship, lack of
urgency in the face of looming fiscal
threats, posturing and finger-point-
ing even at moments when the na-
tional interest clearly demands a res-
olution — all these have made it ap-
pear uninterested in actually govern-
Yet people do not run for Con-
gress so they can become unpopular.
They don’t go to Washington be-
cause they want to accomplish noth-
ing. They don’t take the oath of of-
fice, surrounded by reminders of the
distinguished men and women who
came before them, just to disavow
Congress’s rich history of accom-
Rather, they get caught in a de-
structive cycle whose dynamics are
often shaped by political forces out
of their control — by the demands
of party loyalty or the arm-twisting
of caucus leaders, by the threats and
blandishments of special interests or
the fear of well-funded opposition in
the next primary. The challenge fac-
ing members of Congress is to rise
above all this, to find a way to re-
assert the values and aspirations that
first brought them to national office.
How can they do this? I’m con-
vinced that it comes down to atti-
To begin, they have to put the
country first. Not their party or their
re-election or their political ambi-
tions, but the nation’s best interest.
The surest way I know to earn the
respect of voters is to put responsi-
ble governance first.
In part, this means acting with the
future in mind. Thomas Jefferson in
his first inaugural address looked to-
ward “our descendants to the thou-
sandth and the thousandth genera-
tion.” That may be a longer time-
frame than is politically realistic, but
at the moment I’d even settle for just
the thousandth and the thousandth
day, which is more far-sighted than
most members’ obsession with the
next election. Americans care about
their country’s future, and they want
their representatives to do so, too.
This means that members of Con-
gress need to accept responsibility
Continued on page 5
Some suggestions for improving Congress
To The Editor,
I want to take this opportunity to
update your readers about the
Renville-Sibley (RS) fiber project.
As most people know, RS Fiber is
a 10-city/Renville County collabora-
tive with the goal of building a fiber
to the home (FTTH) network to
every home and business in Buffalo
Lake, Fairfax, Stewart, Gibbon,
Lafayette, Winthrop, Brownton,
Gaylord, New Auburn and Green
Isle and farms in the rural 426 tele-
phone exchange around Fairfax. RS
Fiber is also working closely with
the newly formed Rural Fiber Coop-
erative to build a fiber connection to
every farm in Sibley County.
Both projects will bring world
class Internet connections, crystal
clear cable television service and en-
hanced phone services to everyone
in the project area. More important-
ly, it will connect everyone to a
local fiber network with a gigabit of
bandwidth. It is that local area net-
work (Intranet) that will be the most
beneficial to everyone in the project
area. More about that in a moment.
Last fall, just weeks before the
$40 million project was to be fi-
nanced, conditions in the bond mar-
ket put a hold on financing. Since
then, the RS Fiber Joint Powers
Board has been working hard to get
the financing back on track.
Recently, a delegation traveled to
Washington, D.C. and asked the
Rural Utility Service (RUS) to guar-
antee the debt service reserve fund
($2.8 million) for the first five years
of the project. Such a guarantee will
allow financing to move forward
and is expected to lower the interest
rate on the 35-year revenue bond.
The RUS meeting was very positive
and follow-up discussions have been
That’s where the project is at
today. Now let me tell you about
where the project can go in the fu-
The RS Fiber project has been se-
lected to become a national show-
case to demonstrate how FTTH net-
works can improve lives and busi-
nesses in rural Minnesota. Con-
ceived by Hiawatha Broadband
Communications (HBC), the show-
case will develop software applica-
tions in the areas of education,
health care, senior citizens and agri-
business, applications designed to
improve the quality of life for peo-
ple living in Sibley and Renville
Who is HBC? They are a private
telecommunications company head-
quartered in Winona. They are one
of the leading FTTH telecommuni-
cation companies in the nation and
operate several FTTH networks in
rural southeastern Minnesota com-
munities. Their latest project is the
construction of a FTTH network in
Red Wing. HBC is also under con-
tract to operate the RS Fiber net-
Last year HBC was chosen to be
one of 26 national technology part-
ners in the US Ignite program.
(www.US-Ignite.org) US-Ignite is a
joint effort of the White House Of-
fice of Technology and the National
Science Foundation. Its mission is to
connect cities and areas of the na-
tion that have FTTH networks to a
national fiber network rich in soft-
ware engineering resources.
In Red Wing, the US Ignite/HBC
partnership will develop applica-
tions in the areas of public safety
and advanced manufacturing. It is a
world class opportunity for the city
of Red Wing.
If we can build the network, RS
Fiber can become a US-Ignite part-
ner. Instead of public safety and ad-
vanced manufacturing, the RS
Fiber/Rural Fiber Coop/US
Ignite/HBC partnership will focus
on the development of applications
for education, telemedicine, senior
citizens and agri-business.
Imagine having access to the
fastest Internet speeds in the world
as well as applications designed to
enhance learning for students in
home schools, parochial schools,
charter and public schools. Or imag-
ine our local clinics having access to
state of the art telemedicine opportu-
nities or using the fiber network in
ways that allow senior citizens to
live independently longer. Think of
the benefit from applications that
will let local farmers take full ad-
vantage of the fiber network that
connects their farms to the local
coop and the world.
What began nearly three years ago
as an effort to spur economic devel-
opment by building a world class
telecommunication infrastructure
has grown into an opportunity to be-
come a national show case designed
to benefit people living in rural
It is important for you to know
that as support for RS Fiber grows,
the financial risk is reduced. And
membership in the US Ignite pro-
gram will reduce that risk further by
providing residents a compelling
reason to become a RS Fiber or
Rural Fiber Cooperative customer. It
will also benefit you and your fami-
ly through the adaptation and appli-
cation of new technology.
Much like the opportunity elec-
tricity presented our forefathers, RS
Fiber and the Rural Fiber Coopera-
tive represent the possibility of a
better future for all of us.
I urge you all to stay engaged and
supportive of RS Fiber and the
Rural Fiber Cooperative.
Mark Erickson
Winthrop City Administrator
and EDA Director
Erickson updates readers on RS fiber project
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 2013, page 5
Call us at: 507-964-5547
Edna L. Gutzmer, age 96,
of Arlington, passed away at
the Harmony River Living
Center in Hutchinson on
Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Funeral services were held
at the Arlington United
Methodist Church at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9.
Visitation was held two
hours prior to service time at
the church on Saturday, Feb.
Interment was in Mound
Cemetery in Le Sueur.
Edna was born to Thomas
W. and Alice K. (Hindle)
Brown in Judson on March
10, 1916.
She attended school in Jud-
son and completed high
school in St. Peter. On Oct.
28, 1936, she married Harvey
W. Gutzmer in Le Sueur.
Edna and Harvey farmed
most of their life in Kelso
Township. The couple later
moved to Arlington and
resided at Highland Com-
mons. For the past several
years, Edna resided in
Hutchinson and most recently
at the Harmony River Living
Center. As a major part of
pastime and entertainment,
Edna had a passion for play-
ing cards.
Edna is survived by her
children: Jerald (Donna)
Gutzmer of Glencoe, Marlin
(Elaine) Gutzmer of Clarinda,
Iowa, Darlene (Dennis)
Berndt of Hutchinson, and
Tamara Brown of Roseville;
daughter-in-law: Irene
Gutzmer of Crosslake; grand-
children: Michael, Kevin, Jef-
fery, Brian, Stacy, Jason, Ali-
son, Emily and Megan; 18
great-grandchildren, many
other relatives and friends.
Edna is preceded in death
by her husband: Harvey; chil-
dren: Debra, Denise and
Glendon “Butch” Gutzmer;
three brothers and one sister.
Kolden Funeral Home of
Arlington handled the
Edna L. Gutzmer, 96, Arlington
Duane “Butch” L. Briest,
age 58, of Gaylord, passed
away at his home on Monday,
Feb. 4.
F u n e r a l
Services were
held at Trini-
ty Lutheran
Church in
Sibley Town-
ship at 11
a.m. Friday,
Feb. 8. Pastor
John Gabriel-
son officiat-
Organist Curt Kahle sang
“I’m But A Stranger Here.”
Congregational hymns
were “Shepherd Me, O God”
and “Christ The Lord Is
Risen Today.”
Honorary casket bearers
were nephews, Jon Briest,
Gene “Randy” Briest, Jr., and
Enyinniya Okwulehie.
Casket bearers were Mike
DeWitte, Dennis Neisen,
Brad Goetsch, Silvio Amor-
im, Jeff Young and Richard
“Dicky Bob” Przynus.
Interment was in the
church cemetery.
Duane “Butch” Leroy
Briest was born in Gaylord
on Oct. 15, 1954. He was the
son of LeRoy and Verna
(Miller) Briest. Butch was
baptized as an infant and was
later confirmed in his faith as
a youth, both at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Sibley
Township. He was a 1972
graduate of the Gaylord High
School. In high school, he
was a member of the FFA.
On Sept. 1, 1990, Butch
was united in marriage to
Rachel Bremer. This union
was blessed with one daugh-
ter, Soonja. They later di-
vorced. Butch was a self-em-
ployed mason.
Butch was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church in
Sibley Township. He was
also a member of Pheasants
Forever and a past member of
the Gaylord Jaycees.
Butch enjoyed riding his
Harley, traveling, vacations,
bowling and playing pool. He
especially loved spending
time with his family and
Butch is survived by his
daughters, Soonja Briest and
special friend, Mike Everson
of Gaylord, and Jessica
Fokken and special friend,
Brian Menk of Nicollet; sib-
lings, Denise (Cliff) Nelson
of Stockholm, S.D., Jerry
(Kim) Briest of Hutchinson,
and Diane (Simeon) Okwule-
hie of Brooklyn Center; sis-
ter-in-law, Angie Briest of
Gaylord; nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Butch was preceded in
death by his parents, LeRoy
and Verna Briest; brother,
Gene Briest; and grandpar-
ents, Ernest and Elizabeth
Briest and Earl and Cecelia
Arrangements by Egesdal
Funeral Home in Gaylord.
Online obituaries and guest
book available at
www. hantge. com. Please
click on obituaries and guest
Duane ‘Butch’ L. Briest, 58, Gaylord
Edna Clara Selma Bentz,
age 93, formerly of Lester
Prairie, passed away at The
Marie Steiner Kelting Hos-
pice Home in
Chaska on Thurs-
day, Feb. 7.
Funeral servic-
es were at St.
John’s Evangeli-
cal Lutheran
Church in Winst-
ed at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12. Pastor
Mark Loder officiated.
Casket bearers were
Richard Gehlen III, Gary
Voight, Doug Bentz, R.P.
Knox, Dustin Bentz and Eric
Visitation was held at St.
John’s Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Winsted from 9
a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
Interment was in the Win-
sted Public Cemetery.
She was born to Edward
and Lizzie Brockoff Quast in
Arlington Township on June
30, 1919.
Edna was baptized at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Arlington by Reverend R.
Heidemann on July 11, 1919.
She was also instructed in the
Lutheran Catechism and con-
firmed in the Christian faith
at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
by Reverend R. Heidemann
on April 9, 1933.
On Dec. 29, 1937, Edna C.
Quast and Albert J. Bentz
were joined in holy marriage
at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
in Arlington by Reverend R.
Edna was a homemaker.
She was a hard worker who
passed her work ethic on to
her children and their fami-
She enjoyed gardening, her
flowers, animals and feeding
the birds. Edna loved helping
people especially the elderly.
She was a faithful member
of St. John’s Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Winsted.
She also belonged to its
Ladies Guild.
She is survived by her lov-
ing children, Theodore ( Mar-
lene) Bentz of Chanhassen,
Merlin (Judith) Bentz of
Chaska, Marlane (Richard)
Venske of Arlington, Shirley
(Richard) Gehlen of Yuma,
Ariz., Sharon Holasek of Wa-
conia, Al (Brenda) Bentz and
Dianna (Roger) Lepel all of
Lester Prairie and Linda
(Ronald) Knox of Shakopee;
daughters-in-law: Karen
Bentz of Shakopee and Boni-
ta Bentz of Lester Prairie; 33
grandchildren, 58 great
grandchildren and nine great-
great grandchildren; brother,
Milo (Viola) Quast of Arling-
ton; sister: Verna (Herman)
Hahn of Gaylord; nieces,
nephews, many other rela-
tives and friends.
She is preceded in death by
her parents, Edward and
Lizzie Quast; husband, Albert
J. Bentz; an infant son,
Ronald “Ronnie,” daughter
and son-in-law: Marlene and
Virgil Schuette; sons, Harlan
and Delmer Bentz; great-
granddaughter, Lindsey Com-
part; grandson, Ray Tersteeg
III; granddaughter, Danee
Bentz; granddaughter, Loretta
Bentz; sisters, Evelyn and
Bernice Rose; brother, Lyle
Quast; sons-in-law, Ronald
Voight and Shorty Holasek.
Arrangements are by the
Chilson Funeral Home in
Winsted. Online condolences
may be made to www. -
Edna Bentz, 93, Chaska
Submitted Photo
Sibley County Pheasants Forever
Rural Green Isle resident Curtis Meyer,
left, received the Farmer of the Year
Award from the Sibley County Pheas-
ants Forever during its annual banquet
at the Arlington Community Center on
Saturday night, Feb. 9. Habitat Director
Jon Harbarth, right, presented the
80 Years Ago
February 16, 1933
Louis Kill, Editor
A disastrous fire was narrow-
ly averted at the filling station of
the Sibley County Oil Co. late
yesterday afternoon. Chas.
Schatz, who was the only atten-
dant at the station at the time,
was busy outside, and a boy
who happened along, told him
there was a fire in the office.
Charley made a dash for the of-
fice and was confronted by a
sheet of flame when he opened
the door, but managed to reach
into the interior and grab a fire
extinguisher with which he put
out the blaze.
The annual meeting of the
Arlington Creamery Associa-
tion, held at the Community
Hall last week Wednesday, at-
tracted a large throng of stock-
holders and interested patrons.
The secretary’s report showed
that 2,099,102 pounds of cream
was made into butter during the
past year. The report also
showed that 70,879 pounds of
butter was sold for home con-
sumption. The following offi-
cers were elected for the ensu-
ing year: Ed Nieland, president;
Henry Nagel, vice president;
Louis Hillemann, treasurer;
Ehler Henke, director and G. H.
Bandelin, secretary.
60 Years Ago
January 12, 1953
Louis Kill, Editor
Robert and Rutherford San-
der, sons of Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
Sander, joined the air force dur-
ing the past week. Robert enlist-
ed in December. He left Friday
for Lackland AFB, Texas. Rudy,
who enlisted in the Air Cadets
last May, took his entrance
exams in July and October. His
classes begin February 13. Rudy
left Monday by car for San An-
tonio. He will also be stationed
at Lackland AFB.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown
and Jimmy have moved into
their new home in Green Isle.
They remodeled a school house
into a home with the barber
shop in the front part.
40 Years Ago
February 15, 1973
Val Kill, Editor
A group, made up mostly of
farmers in Sibley, Scott and
Nicollet Counties, has been
formed to halt the building of
additional electric generating
plants “until the entire national
energy policy has been re-evalu-
ated.” One of the group’s goals
is to stop the building of a
power plant in Jessenland
Township, Sibley County.
for resolving the nation’s
challenges, whether they’re in
the majority or in the minori-
ty. Our country simply cannot
survive the current reluctance
to meet our problems head on
or Capitol Hill’s tolerance for
the sort of brinksmanship that
leaves the nation on tenter-
hooks and difficult issues put
off for another day.
Members have a responsi-
bility to make the government
work, and they need to square
their shoulders and step up to
it: to make decisions, to vote
on the issues that need ad-
dressing — rather than on leg-
islation designed to give them
political cover or to pander to
deep-pocketed interests —
and to move the country for-
To do this, they will have to
work out their differences —
through skillful negotiation,
patience, understanding, ac-
commodation, and compro-
mise. Being a member does
not mean treating adversaries
as enemies to be defeated and
humiliated; they are col-
leagues with whom one must
cooperate on the larger goal of
searching for a remedy to the
challenges that beset the
country. Focusing on the facts
— rather than on scoring ide-
ological points — and work-
ing together to build consen-
sus based on those facts is the
only way our representatives
will be able to take on the re-
sponsibilities Americans ex-
pect of them.
That is what Americans are
looking for. And that is what
Congress needs to deliver if it
wants to be more popular than
root canals.
Lee Hamilton is Director of
the Center on Congress at In-
diana University. He was a
member of the U.S. House of
Representatives for 34 years.
Hamilton Continued from page 4
One pedestrian bridge goes
into Sportsman’s Park.
In other public works busi-
ness, the county will advertise
and set a bid opening date of
11 a.m. Thursday, March 21,
in the County Board Room
for the 2013 bituminous seal-
coat and crack filling project.
Mielke said the estimated
cost is $792,000., which has
been budgeted. He added the
seal coat map can be found on
the county web site.
The board authorized pur-
chase of 2013 Towmaster
Trailer T-12DT from RDO
Equipment, Mankato, at a cost
of $8,571.07.
Mielke said they are replac-
ing two older trailers that
were dedicated for special
uses with this one that can be
utilized for more purposes.
Approved was a supple-
mental letter agreement for
professional services with
SEH, Minnetonka, for the
County Road 166 highway
plat at a cost of $7,300.
The board voted to recruit a
public works S/T GIS Intern
for the summer.
Trail Continued from page 1
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By Kurt Menk
Senior Aaron Bates, a
170-pounder on the Sibley
East varsity wrestling team,
was recently chosen as the
KNUJ Wrestler of the
Bates currently has a 32-
2 record this season. He has
a career mark of 145-47.
Bates was interviewed on
KNUJ Radio on Saturday
morning, Feb. 9.
He is the son of Scott and
Patti Bates, rural Green
Bates is KNUJ Wrestler of the Week
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
wrestling team posted two
wins during a meet at Lam-
berton on Tuesday night, Feb.
5 and two more victories dur-
ing a meet at Mankato East
on Friday night, Feb. 8.
Wabasso 31
Sibley East 27
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) was decisioned by
Mitchell Foulton (W) 9-5.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) was decisioned by Justin
Frank (W) 10-8.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) lost by a major
decision to Spencer Jenniges
(W) 12-4.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) decisioned Josh Alter-
matt (W) 7-4.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) decisioned Derek
Christians (W) 1-0.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) won by a technical
fall over Caleb Kemp (W)
145-pounds: Sibley East
forfeited this match to T.J.
Foulton (W).
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) was decisioned by
Mitch Schroepfer (W) 8-2.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) was pinned by Tanner
Rohlik (W) 2:59.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) decisioned Blake Alter-
matt (W) 4-2.
182-pounds: Nolan Os-
borne (SE) was pinned by
Jordan Schroepfer (W) 1:07.
195-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a major decision
over Brady Bierl (W) 19-7.
220-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) decisioned Brian Hag-
berg (W) 4-2.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) won by a forfeit.
Sibley East 36
Windom 30
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) was decisioned by
Wyatt Stevens (W) 3-2.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) was decisioned by
Hunter Quiering (W) 6-4.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) was decisioned
by Joe Fischenich (W) 7-1.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) was decisioned by Jared
Willaby (W) 14-11.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) pinned Jacob Suess
(W) 1:49.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) pinned Luis
Ramirez (W) 1:59.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) decisioned Clay
Hockel (W) 5-0.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) pinned Ben Mattey
(W) 2:57.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) was pinned by Andrew
Larson (W) 3:16.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Gavin Mutz (W)
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) was pinned by Vince
Johnson (W) 0:59.
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) decisioned Aaron Flat-
guard (W) 8-6.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) pinned Domar Rodney
(W) 0:56.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Neil
Litfin (W) 1:19.
Sibley East 71
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) won by a major de-
cision over Daulton Carlson
(TMB) 13-0.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) pinned Nester Perez
(TMB) 2:24.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) was decisioned
by Logan Axford (TMB) 4-1.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) won by a major decision
over Caleb Christian (TMB)
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) pinned Kyle
Gilbertson (TMB) 1:03.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) pinned Sterling
Schwartz (TMB) 0:36.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) won by a forfeit.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) won by a forfeit.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) pinned Brennon Cooley
(TMB) 0:49.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) won by a forfeit.
182-pounds: Nolan Os-
borne (SE) decisioned Tanner
Michelson (TMB) 11-6.
195-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) pinned Jake Peter-
son (TMB) 0:17.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a forfeit.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) won by a forfeit.
Sibley East 58
Mankato East 9
106-pounds: Tommy Went-
zlaff (SE) won by a forfeit.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) decisioned Austin West-
erlund (ME) 2-0.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) decisioned
Walker Pearson (ME) 9-2.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) pinned Colton Clapper
(ME) 3:14.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) won by a forfeit.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) pinned Dalton Nel-
son (ME) 1:48.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) pinned Cole Mosh-
er (ME) 5:13.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) won by a major de-
cision over Keanu Rodriguez
(ME) 8-0.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) was decisioned by Cody
Lorentz (ME) 7-4.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) won by a major decision
over Nick Makovsky (ME)
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) won by a technical
fall over Lee Marxen (ME)
195-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a forfeit.
220-pounds: Both teams
forfeited this match.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Logan
Swanson (ME) 3:15.
Sibley East 55
Rochester Century 9
106-pounds: Tommy Went-
zlaff (SE) was pinned by
Nick Pastika (RC) 2:41.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) was decisioned by Ron-
nie Lyles (RC) 8-7.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) won by a major
decision over Frankie Vil-
lenueve (RC) 10-2.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) pinned Elijah Clark
(RC) 1:21.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) pinned Alan Mar-
tinson (RC) 0:31.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) pinned Tanner Hall
(RC) 0:20.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) decisioned Elijah
Hollins (RC) 7-4.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) pinned Carlos Diaz
(RC) 3:28.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) pinned Nick O’Brien
(RC) 1:52.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Doele Jackson
(RC) 0:28.
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) pinned Edgar Saenz
(RC) 0:58.
195-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a forfeit.
220-pounds: Both teams
forfeited this match.
285-pounds: Both teams
forfeited this match.
SE wrestlers close out regular season
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team cap-
tured one win in three games
during the past week.
The Wolverines, 6-5 in the
Minnesota River Conference
and 11-8 overall, will travel
to Le Sueur-Henderson in
conference play at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14. Sibley
East will host Watertown-
Mayer in MRC play at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Belle Plaine 69
Sibley East 58
The visiting Sibley East
varsity boys basketball team
lost to Belle Plaine 69-58 in
Minnesota River Conference
action on Tuesday night, Feb.
Senior Tyler Bates and jun-
ior Brody Rodning tossed in
21 points apiece for the
Wolverines. Sophomore Zac
Weber and senior Sam Harri-
son scored eight and six
points respectively while sen-
iors Max Grabow and Steve
Haefs added one point each.
The Wolverines hit only 14
of 39 shots from two-point
range for 36 percent and just
two of 12 attempts from
three-point distance for 17
percent. Sibley East also con-
verted 24 of 30 foul shots for
80 percent.
Sibley East was out-re-
bounded by a 37-30 margin.
Tyler Bates pulled down 10
rebounds while Grabow
snared nine caroms. Rodning
had six boards.
Rodning also contributed
three assists and two steals
while Grabow and Weber
added three dishes apiece.
Sibley East 83
Tri-City United 54
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team toppled
visiting Tri-City United 83-54
in Minnesota River Confer-
ence play on Friday evening,
Feb. 8.
Senior Max Grabow tossed
in 22 points for the winners.
Seniors Tyler Bates and Sam
Harrison netted 16 and 15
points respectively while jun-
ior Brody Rodning also hit
double figures with 11 points.
Sophomore Zac Weber
scored seven points while
senior Logan Highland
hooped four points. Senior
Tyler Kratzke, juniors
Cordell Bates and Nick
Haupt and sophomore An-
drew Bullert added two
points apiece.
Sibley East connected on
27 of 45 shots from two-point
range for 60 percent, but just
one of nine long bombs for
11 percent. The hosts also
canned 26 of 36 charity toss-
es for 72 percent.
The Wolverines dominated
the boards by a 34-24 margin.
Tyler Bates and Grabow col-
lected 11 rebounds apiece
while Rodning snatched five
Rodning also contributed
four assists and four steals
while Tyler Bates had four
assists and Harrison added
three dishes and one theft.
Glencoe-Silver Lake 85
Sibley East 66
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team lost to
visiting Glencoe-Silver Lake
85-66 in non-conference ac-
tion on Monday night, Feb.
Tyler Bates pumped in 19
points for the Wolverines.
Junior Brody Rodning, who
was forced to sit out with
three fouls during a good
chunk of the first half, fin-
ished with 16 points. Seniors
Max Grabow and Sam Harri-
son netted nine points each
while senior Andrew Grack
and sophomore Zac Weber
chipped in with six and five
points respectively. Senior
Logan Highland added two
The Wolverines hit only 22
of 60 shots from two-point
distance for 37 percent and
just two of 11 attempts from
three-point land for 18 per-
cent. The host team also sank
16 of 23 free throw attempts
for 70 percent.
Both teams collected 34 re-
bounds in the contest. Tyler
Bates and Grabow snared 12
and 11 boards respectively
while Harrison had five car-
Harrison recorded three
steals while Highland dished
out two assists.
The Sibley East B-squad
boys basketball team record-
ed one win in three games
during the past week.
The visiting Wolverines de-
feated Belle Plaine 42-38 on
Tuesday night, Feb. 5
Cordell Bates and Zac
Weber paced a balanced scor-
ing attack with eight points
each. Darin Neisen scored six
points while Nick Haupt net-
ted five points. Andrew
Bullert, Julius Asmussen and
Zach Garza hooped four
points each while Lukas
Bullert added three points.
Sibley East lost to visiting
Tri-City United 49-47 on
Thursday evening, Feb. 8.
Jordan Petzel pumped in 28
points while Cordell Bates
scored six points. Lukas
Bullert and Haupt had four
points while Andrew Bullert
and Asmussen hooped two
points apiece. Garza added
one point.
The Wolverines also lost to
visiting Glencoe-Silver Lake
49-29 on Monday evening,
Feb. 11.
Neisen scored seven points
while Lukas Bullert had six
points. Cordell Bates, Garza
and Asmussen netted four
points each while Petzel and
Haupt pumped in three points
apiece. Andrew Bullert added
two points.
SE boys beat Tri-City United,
fall to Belle Plaine and GSL
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East senior Sam Harrison, right,
drives past Glencoe-Silver Lake sopho-
more Keaton Anderson, left, during
non-conference action in Gaylord on
Monday evening, Feb. 11. The Wolver-
ines lost to the Panthers 85-66.
By Kurt Menk
Sibley East and Lake
Crystal-Wellcome Memori-
al will host the opening
round of the Section 4A
Team Wrestling Tourna-
ment on Thursday night,
Feb. 14.
Three meets will be held
in Arlington while three
meets will be held in Lake
Seventh seeded Le
Sueur-Henderson will face
tenth seeded Trinity School
at River Ridge during the
preliminary round in Ar-
lington at 6 p.m.
The winner will face sec-
ond seeded Sibley East on
Mat #1 20 minutes after the
preliminary round.
Third seeded St. James
will face Madelia-Truman
on Mat #2 20 minutes after
the preliminary round.
The semi-final round will
be held at Norwood Young
America at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 16.
The championship will
follow at Norwood Young
America at 4 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 16.
Section 4A Team Wrestling Tournament
is scheduled for Thursday and Saturday
By Kurt Menk
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls basketball team
ran to its fourth consecutive
win with a 58-44 victory over
Le Sueur-Henderson in Min-
nesota River Conference play
on Thursday night, Feb. 7.
The Lady Wolverines, who
led 28-25, outscored the Gi-
ants by 11 points during the
second half enroute to the 14-
point win.
Junior Jessica Garza paced
Sibley East with 14 points.
Sophomore McKenzie Som-
mers also hit double digits
with 10 points. Junior Megan
Eckberg tossed in nine points
while junior Jordan Thomes
and freshman Alyssa Weber
hit for seven points apiece.
Sophomore Shelby Voight
had five points while senior
Courtney Schwirtz and soph-
omore Kelli Martens added
three points each.
“We are playing the best
team basketball that we have
played all season,” said Sib-
ley East head coach Doug
Flieth. “Our turnovers are
down during this four-game
win streak and that has been a
big key for us.”
Flieth continued, “Megan
Eckberg did a great job on the
boards and Jessica Garza got
our offense going with some
transition baskets. Courtney
Schwirtz hit a big three-
pointer for us before halftime
that kind of sparked us for the
second half.”
The Wolverines hit 21 of
55 shots from the field for 38
percent. The winners also
sank 13 of 20 charity tosses
for 65 percent.
Sibley East also grabbed 31
rebounds in the win. Eckberg
pulled down a dozen boards
while Thomes and Garza
snared five caroms apiece.
Garza also contributed
seven assists and five steals.
The Lady Wolverines, 3-
10 in the MRC and 9-12
overall, will travel to Nor-
wood Young America in con-
ference play at 7:30 p.m. Fri-
day, Feb. 15. Sibley East will
close out its regular season at
St. Peter in non-conference
play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 19.
Sibley East girls basketball team beats LS-H
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Arlington, MN 55307
3 miles North of LeSueur
on Highway 169
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All persons submitting competitive bids,
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March 1, 2013.
For more information, or to request a bid packet,
call Attorney Dan Kolker (507) 373-6491
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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Green Isle
Fill In Pastor Bob Hines
Worship: Sunday 7:45 a.m. • Sunday School 10 a.m.
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Church News
A marriage series “Expe-
riencing God’s Dream For
Your Marriage” by Chip In-
gram will be held at the Ar-
lington United Methodist
Church. If you are looking
to ignite the hopes and
dreams you have for your
marriage or upcoming mar-
riage this series is for you.
Chip Ingram writes:
“Marriage is a wonderful
gift from God and provides
us an opportunity to share
the journey of life with an-
other person. We are hard-
wired with a need to be-
long, to be connected, to be
loved and give love. When
we stand and exchange our
vows and pledge our love
we have such high hopes
and dreams. But, marriage
is hard and often those
dreams turn to nightmares.
Hope gets replaced with
hurt. Passion is exchanged
for pain. And, romance
turns to resentment. Mar-
riage does not have to end
in disappointment. It really
actually can be a love story
with a happy ending.”
This series will guide you
through basic steps to make
your marriage positive,
rich, intimate, and deeply
satisfying. Each session be-
gins with a video tape fol-
lowed by small group dis-
A separate Children’s
Video Bible Study will be
conducted during the ses-
sions for those of you who
would like your children to
These family study
nights will begin February
17 and continue each Sun-
day night from 6:30 p.m. to
8 p.m. for six sessions.
You may sign up by
email at rmatz@frontier-
net.net or 320-905-0121.
Please register early as
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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, February 16: 8:00
a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00
a.m. Bible study at Bette Nel-
Sunday, February 17: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:10 a.m.
Sunday school. 6:30 p.m. Mar-
riage video series.
Monday, February 18: Dead-
line for March newsletter items.
Tuesday, February 19: 6:30
p.m. SPPRC. 7:30 p. m. Ad.
Wednesday, February 20: 7:00
p.m. Confirmation; choir.
Thursday, February 21: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Worship
on cable TV. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Bible study at Jean Olson’s.
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Rev. Brigit Stevens, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, February 17: 10:00
a.m. Worship. 10:20 a.m. Sunday
school (Preschool to 6th).
Wednesday, February 20: 7:00
p.m. Lenten worship.
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
Parsonage 507-647-3739
Saturday, February 16: 9:00
a.m. Clothes closet open until
noon. 10:00 a.m. to noon, food
cupboard open.
Sunday, February 17: 9:30
a.m. Worship. 10:45 a.m. Sun-
day school.
Monday, February 18: Meals
on wheels. 5:00 p.m. exercise.
Tuesday, February 19: Meals
on wheels.
Wednesday, February 20: 9:00
a.m. Prayer coffee. Meals on
wheels. 6:00 p.m. Awana. 7:30
p.m. Senior high youth group.
Thursday, February 21: 9:30
a.m. Women’s Bible study. Meals
on wheels. 6:00 p.m. MOPS.
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Sunday, February 17: 8:45
a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m.
Family Bible study. 10:00 a.m.
Worship. Devotion book door of-
fering. Fellowship - youth group.
Monday, February 18: No
school. 10:00 a.m. Calendar in-
formation due.
Tuesday, February 19: School
Spirit Week. 10:00 a.m. Good
Samaritan services. 3:45 p.m.
Public school confirmation class.
7:00 p.m. Daily Bible readers.
Wednesday, February 20:
School Spirit Week. 2:00 p.m.
Bible study. 3:45 and 7:00 p.m.
Lenten service. 5:00 p.m. Lenten
supper. 8:00 p.m. Choir practice.
Thursday, February 21: School
Spirit Week (Red and white day).
10:00 a.m. Bulletin information
due. 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Service on cable TV channel 8.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Friday, February 15: 5:15 p.m.
Prison visit. 6:30 p.m. Thomas
Bible study, 8510 Penn Ave.,
Bloomington, Leave church at
4:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service.
Wednesday, February 20: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes. 8:00
p.m. Youth Focused.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, February 15: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar). 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Jump for Joy (Mar).
Saturday, February 16: 5:00
p.m. Mass (Mar).
Sunday, February 17: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Elementary religious education
(Mar). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic).
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Elementary re-
ligious education, PreK/K/1st
grade (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass
(Mar). 7:00 p.m. “Faith on Fire”
Bible study (Mic).
Monday, February 18: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre); Word and Com-
munion (Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and
AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, February 19: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre). 7:30 p.m. Mass
(Mar). 8:00 p.m. St. Arthur’s KC
Wednesday, February 20: 7:30
a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass
(Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word and Com-
munion (Oak Terrace). 3:15 to
4:30 p.m. Elementary religious
education, second to fifth grade
(Mic). 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr.
high religious education (Mar);
Stations of the Cross/Junior and
senior high religious education
(Mic). 7:00 p.m. Stations of the
Cross (Mar and Mic).
Thursday, February 21: 7:30
a.m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass
(Bre and Mic). 9:00 a.m. Scrip-
ture study (Srs. residence in Gay-
lord). 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anony-
mous (Mic).
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Vicar John Gabrielson, Inter-
im Pastor
Sunday, February 17: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:45 a.m. Fellow-
ship. 10:30 a.m. Worship.
Monday, February 18: 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quilting.
Tuesday, February 19: 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quilting.
Wednesday, February 20: 6:00
p.m. Community meal at Trinity.
7:00 p.m. Service.
Thursday, February 21: 7:00
a.m. Men’s/Boys’ Lenten break-
fast at Assembly of God.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Sunday, February 17: 9:00 a.m.
Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship.
Wednesday, February 20: 6:00
p.m. Supper. 6:30 p.m. Men’s
Club. 7:00 p.m. Lenten worship.
Thursday, February 21: 5:30
p.m. Deadline for bulletin and
calendar information.
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, February 17: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service
with communion. Choir practice
after worship.
Tuesday, February 19: 7:30
p.m. Men’s Brotherhood.
Wednesday, February 20: 6:00
p.m. Catechism class. 7:30 p.m.
Lenten service.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Green Isle
Friday, February 15: 10:00
a.m. Deadline for Sunday bul-
Sunday, February 17: 7:45 a.m.
Worship without Communion.
Pastor Bob Hines. 9:00 a.m. Sun-
day school.
Tuesday, February 19: 7:00
p.m. LWML Ladies Aid. 8:00
p.m. Joint elders’ meeting at St.
Wednesday, February 20: 3:45
p. m. Confirmation at Peace
Lutheran, Arlington. 5:00 p.m.
Lenten service. 6:00 p.m. Potluck
lunch. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednes-
day school for grades 1 to 5.
Lenten offering for The Lutheran
Thursday, February 21: Private
Communions. 6:00 p.m. Deadline
for March activities calendar.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, February 17: 8:15
a.m. Sunday school. 9:30 a.m.
Worship service with Holy Com-
Monday, February 18: 11:30
a.m. “Feeding of the 500 Club.”
Wednesday, February 20: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Junior
bell choir. 6:00 p.m. Lenten sup-
per. 7:00 p.m. Lenten service.
Thursday, February 21: 7:30
p.m. Church council meeting.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, February 17: 8:00 a.m.
Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship. 10:00
a.m. Sunday school and fellow-
Tuesday, February 19: 9:00
a.m. Newsletter deadline. 6:00 to
7:00 p.m. TOPS in church base-
Wednesday, February 20: 3:45
p.m. 7th and 9th grade confirma-
tion. 4:30 p.m. 8th grade confir-
mation. 6:00 p.m. Lenten supper.
7:00 p.m. Lenten service.
Thursday, February 21: 9:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service
on cable TV.
Green Isle Township
Friday, February 15: 10:00
a.m. Deadline for Sunday bul-
Sunday, February 17: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion. Pas-
tor Bob Hines.
Tuesday, February 19: 8:00
p.m. Joint elders’ meeting at St.
Wednesday, February 20: 3:45
p. m. Confirmation at Peace
Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to 7:30
p. m. Wednesday school for
grades 1 to 5 at St. Paul’s. 5:00
p.m. Lenten service at St. Paul’s.
6:00 p.m. Potluck lunch. Lenten
offering for The Lutheran Hour.
Thursday, February 21: Pri-
vate Communions. 6:00 p.m.
Deadline for March activities cal-
Christian & Missionary
Ben Lane, Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Thursday, February 14: 1:00 or
7:00 p.m. Bible study of Eph-
esians. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible
study of Titus at Oak Terrace
Nursing Home community room.
Friday, February 15: 7:00 p.m.
Crazy Love study at the Lane’s.
Saturday, February 16: 10 a.m.
to Noon HTM Mobile Food
Shelf, available to all, no income
Sunday, February 16: 10:00
a.m. Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship
Wednesday, February 20: 7:00
to 8:30 p.m. REACH youth group
at the Shogren’s.
Submitted Photo
Community Strings
The Community Strings presented their
Christmas program at the Good Shep-
herd Lutheran Church in Glencoe on
Dec. 16, 2012. The performance had
been scheduled to take place one week
earlier but due to the weather, had to be
rescheduled. The group, under the di-
rection of Jack Noennig, consists of ap-
proximately forty string players of all
ages from McLeod and Sibley counties.
Each year the group has chosen to do-
nate a portion of their proceeds to a
worthy cause. This year, due to the
generosity of those in attendance, they
were able to donate $400 to the Sibley
County Food Shelf and $500 to the
McLeod County Food Shelf in addition
to several grocery items. Front Row: (l
to r) Community Strings member
Ashtyn Bullert. Back Row: (l to r) Com-
munity Strings members Sam Bullert,
Diane Ebersviller (representative from
the food shelf), Ella Lundstrom and
Jens Lundstrom.
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