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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 127 • Number 30 • Thursday, February 21, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
State Bound
Members of the Sibley East varsity wrestling team
celebrated after the winning the Section 4A team
championship in Norwood Young America on Satur-
day afternoon, Feb. 16. Additional articles and photos
appear on page 6 in this week’s edition of the Arling-
ton Enterprise.
By Kurt Menk
Superintendent John Lan-
genbrunner informed the Ar-
lington Enterprise earlier this
week that there was inappro-
priate material recently found
on one Sibley East eighth
grade iPad at the Sibley East
Junior High School in Gay-
Gaylord Police Chief Kenn
Mueller also confirmed that
there was inappropriate mate-
rial found on one iPad.
The reports about the inci-
dent have been forwarded to
the Sibley County Attorney’s
Office and the matter is still
subject to investigation, ac-
cording to Assistant Sibley
County Attorney Bryce
The Arlington Enterprise,
in last week’s newspaper, re-
ported that officials at the
Sibley East Junior High
School received a report of
improper iPad usage/conduct
during the previous 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,” 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 deter-
mine the facts, nature and ex-
tent of issues related to this
There are approximately 90
to 100 students in the eighth
grade class.
Harter, in last week’s edi-
tion of The Gaylord Hub, re-
ported that the iPads were re-
viewed by the Gaylord Police
Department and nothing inap-
propriate was found.
Harter, earlier this week,
admitted to the Arlington En-
terprise that there was inap-
propriate material found on
the initial iPad. The junior
high school, he added, also
received reports that there
could be inappropriate mate-
rials on other iPads. These re-
ports, he said, triggered a
move to confiscate all of the
eighth grade iPads on Thurs-
day, Feb. 7. Harter also stated
that there was no inappropri-
ate material found on any
iPads after the mass collec-
tion of the devices.
The iPads were returned to
all eighth grade students on
Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Inappropriate material found on 1 Sibley East iPad
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Tuesday night, Feb. 19,
held an administrative hear-
ing on a liquor license viola-
tion at Arlington Liquors. It
was the second liquor license
violation for the local busi-
ness in the past six months.
The purpose of the admin-
istrative hearing is to give the
owner or owners of the estab-
lishment an opportunity to
voice any comments or opin-
ions before the City Council
approves or denies any penal-
Arlington Liquors owners
Leon and Renae Dose were
present at the administrative
In a letter written by Renae
Dose to the City Council, she
apologized for her employ-
ee’s failure to pass the last
county compliance check.
Her employee, she said in the
letter, has 30 years of experi-
ence and misread the date on
the driver’s license. She said
it was human error.
Renae Dose, in the letter,
said she takes the violation
very seriously and has pur-
chased a license scanner for
her business since the most
recent county compliance
check. Renae Dose, during
the administrative hearing,
added that she consistently
lectures her employees on the
importance of checking dri-
ver’s licenses and obeying the
Since the county does not
impose a penalty on a first-
time seller and employees
work few hours, Renae Dose
wrote that there is no way to
“scare” employees to “help
enforce the law.” The city,
she added, is placed in a diffi-
cult spot and the owner re-
ceives a penalty, but the seller
is not penalized unless it is
their second violation.
Reane Dose further wrote
that the maximum penalty of
mandatory three-day business
closure and an optional
$1,000 fine would create a fi-
nancial hardship for her busi-
She later proposed a one-
day closing and a larger fine
that could be paid in an in-
stallment plan.
City Council member
James Jaszewski said the
penalty for a second violation
is too steep. Since the owners
are trying to comply to the
best of their ability and have
purchased a license scanner,
Jaszewski felt the owners did
not have to be penalized any
City Council member Curt
Reetz said the owners did
nothing willful. Reetz added
that he is very disappointed
that Sibley County does not
prosecute the seller on the
criminal side and the City
Council is placed in a posi-
tion to be the bad guy. Reetz
further stated that he would
not support a penalty of any
City Council member
Galen Wills said the current
ordinance states at least a
three-day closing. In the fu-
ture, Wills suggested it could
be changed to state up to a
three-day closure.
City Council member Jason
Ruehling said the penalty for
a second violation is too stiff,
but he said there should be
some type of penalty. He
voiced concern over the
wording about the penalty in
the ordinance and asked if the
City Council could deviate
from document. He later sug-
gested that the City Council
wait and have its concerns
addressed by City Attorney
Ross Arneson at the next reg-
ular meeting.
The City Council, after
more discussion, unanimous-
ly approved a motion to table
any action on a possible
penalty until its next regular
meeting on Monday, March
City Council holds administrative
hearing on liquor license violation
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
The Sibley East School
Board approved a three-year
superintendent contract with
current High School Principal
Jim Amsden at its regular
monthly school board meet-
ing on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Last week, the board voted
to enter into contract negotia-
tions with Amsden after he
was selected the top candi-
date for the open superintend-
ent position.
The three-year contract will
be effective July 1, 2013,
through June 30, 2016. The
contract is subject to Amsden
completing his State of Min-
nesota superintendent licen-
sure by June 30, 2013.
If the license is not ob-
tained by that date, the con-
tract would be null and void.
Under the terms of the con-
tract, Amsden will earn a
starting salary of $115,000
for the 2013-14 school year,
$116,150 during the 2014-15
school year and $117,300 for
the 2015-16 fiscal year.
This amounts to a one-per-
cent increase each year of the
In addition to the salary,
Amsden will receive 20
working days of paid vaca-
tion, 12 paid holidays and 20
days of sick leave each year.
The contract also includes
full family health and hospi-
talization, life, and long-term
disability insurance provided
by the district.
The district would continue
a $3,200 match to Amsden’s
403b retirement fund.
Since the superintendent is
encouraged to participate and
belong to various profession-
al, educational, economic de-
velopment, community and
civic organizations, the mem-
bership dues for these organi-
zations would be covered by
the district.
The district would also re-
imburse up to $3,000 in mov-
ing expenses should Amsden
decide to move to the district.
The total amount of bene-
fits was unavailable on
Continued on page 3
Board approves Amsden’s superintendent contract
Concerned parents
address school
board about iPads
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
Three concerned Sibley
East parents addressed the
school board Tuesday, Feb.
19 during the public com-
ment portion of the meeting,
regarding iPad use in the
The school board reserves
time on each agenda for pub-
lic comment.
The concern of the parents,
whose children and in the late
elementary to early junior
high grades, is that the iPads
are used by students for in-
stant messaging, photo shar-
ing, game playing and “cyber
One mother said her son
went from almost being on
the A honor roll last year to
getting Ds and Fs now.
She feels he spends his
time in class instant messag-
ing with other students and
taking pictures and copying
others assignments rather
than paying attention in class.
She asked the board why
other schools with iPads have
cameras, instant messaging
and access to games and
other non-educational appli-
cations (apps) blocked, while
Sibley East students have full
The parents also felt that
the district did not provide
the parents with enough in-
formation regarding the
parental controls on the iPads
and that they had to discover
them on their own.
She and her husband met
with Junior High Principal
Steve Harter in December
and felt their concerns were
She also said that had ac-
tion been taken, the incidents
that caused all of the iPads of
eighth-grade students to be
reviewed for inappropriate
content could possibly been
She added that she felt that
school had given the students
a powerful “toy” that caused
a lot of “unnecessary
Superintendent John Lan-
genbrunner said that all con-
cerns brought to the attention
of the administration and fac-
ulty are taken very seriously
and that things cannot been
changed overnight.
He added that the technolo-
gy committee is meeting this
week to address many of the
concerns and issues the dis-
trict has faced since launch-
ing the project.
Mr. Harter explained that
Sibley East went with a per-
sonal model rather than a re-
strictive model of iPad based
on Apple’s recommendation
with the hopes of making the
device a “family device.”
He added that with this
model, a science teacher
could have the kids download
an app in minutes to use that
day in class.
With the more restrictive
approaches, the devices could
only be updated 10 at a time
a couple times a year.
He added that the district
had an age restriction on all
apps of “7+ or 9+” meaning
that the apps that students can
access are appropriate for
children seven or nine and
One parent showed the
room a game on her son’s
iPad called “Dead Zone”
which appeared to be a shoot-
er type game.
She said she didn’t think
this was a 7+ game.
Parent iPad Survey
The district currently has
an online survey about the
iPads for parents to fill out.
It is located on the school
website at
Parents have complained
about not knowing about the
survey and the difficulty find-
ing it on the website.
The district’s announce-
ments on the website say (on
Wednesday, Feb. 20:
“Located on the left hand
column of our website then
click on surveys.
“Click on Parent iPad Sur-
“You will have to enter
your first name, last name,
email address and phone
“All information on the
survey will remain anony-
mous. This will helps us
eliminate multiple responses
and gather the most accurate
information possible.
Continued on page 2
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 21, 2013, page 2
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Thank You
I would like to thank all of
my fri ends and fami l y that
helped to celebrate my 80th
birthday this year. I was truly
touched by the number of peo-
ple that took time out of their
busy schedules to attend my
party and for the many cards
and gifts I have received.
It means a great deal to me
to live in such a supportive and
loving community. A big thanks
to Denise and all the staff at the
Arlington Haus for providing a
great venue.
I would like to say a special
thank you to my kids for all of
their efforts putting the party
together and for traveling both
far and near to share the day
with me.
Sincerely, Jerry Kemp
News Briefs
Burglary in Green Isle
Cash was reportedly taken during a burglary at the
Nicole Nelson residence along the 300 block of Main
Street in Green Isle, according to the Sibley County
Sheriff’s Department.
The incident was reported to authorities on Friday,
Feb. 15.
Counterfeit currency charge
Scott W. Brown-Mooney, 41, Arlington, has been
charged with one count of uttering counterfeit currency,
according to the Arlington Police Department.
According to the complaint, Mooney allegedly ex-
changed five counterfeit $20 bills for one $100 at the
Arlington Dugout.
Accident along Highway 19
A one-vehicle rollover accident reportedly occurred
along Highway 19 near Winthrop at 11:04 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 15, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Michael R. Olson, 51, Jordan, was driving a 2005
Jeep Liberty westbound on Highway 19 when the vehi-
cle reportedly hit packed snow, rolled twice and landed
upright in the north ditch.
Michael Olson did not suffer any apparent injuries. A
passenger, Cindy M. Olson, 50, Jordan, suffered minor
Rollover with no injuries
A one-vehicle accident without injuries reportedly oc-
curred near the intersection of County Road 13 and
200th Street at 11:55 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, according
to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department.
Riley Norman, 20, Gaylord, was driving a 2001 Jeep
when the vehicle reportedly left the roadway and rolled.
There was minor damage to the vehicle.
Vehicle strikes snow drift
A one-vehicle accident reportedly occurred on Coun-
ty Road 8 about two miles east of Highway 22 at 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17, according to the Sibley County Sher-
iff’s Department.
Britney D. Sellner, 19, New Ulm, was driving a 2002
Chevy Trailblazer eastbound on County Road 8 when
she reportedly lost control of the vehicle as it hit a snow
drift. The vehicle entered the north ditch and rolled onto
its side.
The Gaylord Ambulance arrived at the scene and as-
sessed Sellner for injuries.
Homme graduates from SCSU
Branden Homme, a graduate of the Sibley East Sen-
ior High School, graduated from St. Cloud State Uni-
versity during recent commencement exercises.
Homme received a Bachelor of Science Degree in
He is the son of Greg and Kathy Homme, Arlington.
Students on High Honors List
Four local and area students were recently named to
the High Honors List at Minnesota State University,
To qualify for this honor, students must achieve a per-
fect 4.0 grade point average.
The students included Zachary Petzel, Arlington;
Katherine Bauer and Emily Norell, Gaylord; and Antho-
ny Haefs, Henderson.
Students named to Honors List
A number of local and area students were recently
named to the Honors List at Minnesota State University.
To qualify for this honor, students must achieve a
grade point average between 3.5 and 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.
The students included MacKenzie Bade, Derek Bar-
lage, Megan Bening, Brittney Brockoff, Kari Dietel,
Kassie Neisen, Darin Peterson, Makenzie Petzel, Ash-
ley Thomes and Mary Thomes, all of Arlington; Mor-
gan O’Hara, Green Isle; and Hailey Becker, Lacey
Henke, Jacob Johnson and Jonathon Waltz, all of Gay-
Students on President’s List
Four area students were recently named to the Presi-
dent’s List at South Central College, North Mankato
campus and Faribault campus.
To be eligible for this honor, a student must achieve a
grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
The students included Bridget Bullert, Faribault;
Justin Nissen, North Mankato; Marcela Padilla, North
Mankato; and Ashley Pomplun, North Mankato.
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Sibley County Republican Convention
The Sibley County Republicans held their annual con-
vention for the purpose of electing officers in the
courthouse annex basement in Gaylord at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16. State Representative Glenn Gruen-
hagen, left, and State Senator Scott Newman deliv-
ered limited remarks during the event. Gruenhagen
admitted that 2012 was a difficult year for Republi-
cans and for that very reason the party needs to
“band” together. Newman said the party must not an-
tagonize people, but “embrace” them.
Thomes - Weckworth
Jamie Thomes, daughter of
Robert and Gail Thomes of
Arlington, and Kirby Weck-
worth, son of Wendy Weck-
worth of Arlington, and
Howard Weckworth of Ar-
lington, announce their en-
gagement and upcoming mar-
Jamie is a 2004 graduate of
the Sibley East Senior High
School and a 2009 graduate
of Minnesota State University
Mankato with a degree in
Therapeutic Recreation.
Jamie is currently employed
as a Recreation and Wellness
Director at Minnesota Valley
Health Center in LeSueur.
Kirby is a 2004 graduate of
the Sibley East Senior High
School and attended Min-
nesota State University
Mankato. Kirby is currently
employed at Cambria in the
Properties Management De-
An April 20 wedding is
being planned.
The following students
were recently named to the
Principal’s Honor Roll, “A”
Honor Roll and “B” Honor
Roll at the Sibley East Junior
High School in Gaylord dur-
ing the second quarter.
Honor Roll
Freshmen: Samantha Car-
penter, Trevor Diehn, Sarah
Malinowski, Natalie Mesker,
Collin Pautsch, Sadie Quast,
McKayla Stumm, Kaitlin
Tuchtenhagen and Alyssa
Eighth Grade: Abigail But-
ler, Tory Knacke, Alexus
Kreft, Ella Lundstrom, Joel
Mercier, Megan Pederson and
Sierra Suedbeck.
Seventh Grade: Gavin
Bates, Taylor Brinkman, Re-
becca Campbell, Lucas
Chavez, Connor Deis, Kaili
Diehn, Emily Doetkott,
Kevin Durham, Lindsey Fli-
eth, Mikayla Holmes, Taylor
Perschau, Kristian Schow,
Alexander Sell, Dylan Smith,
Joshua Sorenson, Logan
Tesch, Xavier Wassather,
Jacob Willmsen and Faith
“A” Honor Roll
Freshmen: Jack Ballalatak,
Michael Boselmann, Logan
Bruss, Nicholas Doetkott,
Sydney Fogarty Busch,
Amber Frauendienst, Kailey
Geib, Ian Holmes, Logan Jor-
genson, Madeline Kjellesvig,
Megan Krentz, Mason
Latzke, Rachel Loncorich,
Mitchell Mathews, Dylan
Pauly, Ethan Pomplun, Kate-
lyn Quast, Casey Samletzka,
Travis Schmidt, Julia
Schwartz, Kaytlin Sellner,
Rachel Sorenson, Aaron
Strack, Jacob Wentzlaff and
Bradley Ziegler.
Eighth Grade: Alli Harter,
Chloey Kellermann, Brooke
Klehr, Sadie Lane, Alma
Lopez, Sheryl Monsivaiz,
Emily Raddatz, Jackson
Rose, James Schealler, Jenna
Schuft, Leah Serbus, Kimber-
ly Velazquez, Hannah Went-
zlaff and Gabrielle Wiest.
Seventh Grade: Katelyn
Brinkman, Jared Burg, Bren-
dan Dabek, Tamara Ehrich,
Olivia Gronholz, Benjamen
Klaers, Carron Kranz, Melis-
sa Latchman, Kelsey Luepke,
Ellie Messner, Kiana Montes,
Dayne Morton, Neyland Ott,
Veronica Oyuela, Emily Pe-
terson, Jaden Podratz, Jesus
Rodriguez, Haley Rohwer,
Alexys Roseland, Paul
Schmidt, Ahren Sellner,
Brennen St. John, Morgan
Stearns, Hanna Steffer,
Alexandra Stock, Jaci
Tourtellott, Alexander
Vazquez, Austin Weckwerth,
Thomas Wentzlaff and Katri-
na Wolter.
“B” Honor Roll
Freshmen: Zachariah Bre-
mer, Kirsten Campbell, Ash-
ley Grack, Alexandria
Herold, Stephanie Jonason,
Zachary Latzke, Cailee Math-
wig, Lukas Messner, Morgan
Paulsen, Anna Ryan, Kaitlyn
Schauer, Kyla Schlueter,
Caitlin Schmidt, Josi
Schmidt, Lucas Shogren,
Emily Somerville, Jacob
Strack, Emma Thompson,
Trevor Tuman and Tristan
Von Eschen.
Eighth Grade: Sierra Alli-
son, Caydyn Anderson,
Brody Bates, Alison Eibs,
Seth Fredin, Dessirae Herold,
Christopher Johnson, Saman-
tha Kahlow, Alyssa
Louwagie, Alexis Lucas,
Emily Quast, Samantha
Raghu, Ashley Rechtzigel,
Brice Reierson, Devon
Schultz, Patrick Spellman,
Alyssa Stoeckman, Brandon
Uecker, Zachary Utendorfer,
Elizabeth Wahlen and Ana
Seventh Grade: Joseph
Aguilera, Carsten Bergersen,
Harley Jo Borgmann, Mark
Brinkman, Rocio Cardenas,
Janessa Dalbec, Ezperanza
Diaz, Samantha Engquist,
Thomas Flannery, Jada Ji-
rasek, Samuel Kistner, Austin
Kuphal, Jaydon Latcham,
Madilyn Latzke, Holden
Lindquist, Jose Armando
Mendoza, Brody Messner,
Anthony Petree, Mercedes
Roehler, Michael Salisbury
III, Lacey Scharping, Kylee
Schmidt, Daniela Torrez,
Austin Warwick and Allison
Students named to the Honor Roll
at Sibley East Junior High School
Jamie Thomes and
Kirby Weckworth
A hit and run accident re-
portedly occurred near the in-
tersection of Second Avenue
Northwest and West Alden
Street in Arlington, according
to the Arlington Police De-
An unknown vehicle, pos-
sibly a pickup truck, report-
edly backed into the front
bumper of a parked 2012
Chrysler owned by Gary L.
Hultgren, Arlington.
The time and date of the hit
and run accident was unavail-
able from the Arlington Po-
lice Department.
Hit and run accident
reported in Arlington
Thank You
I would like to thank the
doctors and nurses at Abbott
Northwestern hospital for
the excellent care I received
while I was a patient there.
Also thank you to Pastor
Don Andrix for his visit.
Many thanks to all my
family and friends for their
visits, cards, flowers, and for
keeping me in their prayers
and thoughts while I was re-
cuperating at home.
Rol lin Stoeckman
iPads Continued from page 1
“You will then receive an
email - ‘Thank you for regis-
tering for the Student iPad
Survey conducted by Sibley
East Public Schools. Please
click on the link below to
launch the login to the survey.
“Thank you for taking the
Managers note: Dead
Zone is rated 9+ on iTunes
which would be allowed
under the ditrict’s guidelines.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 21, 2013, page 3
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Green Isle Community School’s
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K-6 Informational Meeting
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Thurs., March 7
6:30-8:30 pm
By Kurt Menk
Amanda Feterl, a K-6 art
teacher at the Sibley East
Public Schools, has been
chosen as one of 39 semi-
finalists for the Minnesota
Teacher of the Year Award.
A selection panel of 25
community leaders chose
the semi-finalists from an
initial field of 135 candi-
dates from across the state.
The panel will meet
again in late March to se-
lect about 10 finalists from
among the group of semi-
finalists. The current Min-
nesota Teacher of the Year,
Jackie Roehl of Edina, will
announce her successor at a
banquet at the Marriott
Minneapolis Northwest in
Brooklyn Park on May 5.
Education Minnesota, the
70,000-member statewide
educators’ union, organizes
and underwrites the
Teacher of the Year pro-
gram. Candidates include
pre-kindergarten through
12th grade teachers from
public or private schools.
Amanda Feterl is chosen as semi-finalist
for Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award
Submitted Photo
Girl Scouts Alyssa Swanson, left, and
Sonja Sprandel, right, received their re-
spective Gold Awards during a recent
ceremony at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church in Gaylord.
Two Girl Scouts received
the Gold Award during a re-
cent ceremony at St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church in Gaylord.
Alyssa Swanson, rural
Hamburg, and Sonja Spran-
del, Gaylord, were presented
with the Gold Award by Lisa
Lee of the Girl Scouts of the
Minnesota and Wisconsin
River Valleys.
The Gold Award is the
highest achievement within
the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Only 5.4 percent of eligible
Girl Scouts successfully earn
the Gold Award.
Girl Scouts ages 14-18 are
eligible to earn the award.
The requirements include the
completion of two Girl Scout
Senior or Ambassador Jour-
neys or the completion of one
Girl Scout Senior or Ambas-
sador Journey and have
earned the Silver Award.
Swanson and Sprandel,
who both earned their Bronze
and Silver Awards, created
their project, “Canoeing
Kids,” for their respective
Gold Awards. The pair took
seven girls camping at the
Norseland Boy Scout Base.
The goal was to have other
girls experience and appreci-
ate the outdoors.
Swanson and Sprandel,
who both joined the Girl
Scouts in first grade, both
graduated with High Honors
from the Sibley East Senior
High School in Arlington last
Swanson is currently a his-
tory education major at Val-
ley City University in Valley
City, N.D. She is the daughter
of Dan and Maria Swanson,
rural Hamburg.
Sprandel is currently an
English major at Bemidji
State University. She is the
daughter of Michael and Jodi
Sprandel, Gaylord.
Girl Scouts earn Gold Award
By Kurt Menk
A grease fire on a stove
reportedly caused moderate
damage to the kitchen at
the Harvey and Brenda Eg-
gert residence along the
500 block of Fifth Avevue
Southeast at 6:47 p. m.
Thursday, Feb. 14, accord-
ing to Arlington Second As-
sistant Fire Chief Corey
The fire was already ex-
tinguished when the fire de-
partment arrived at the
The local fire department
was on the scene for ap-
proximately 45 minutes, ac-
cording to Carpenter.
AFD responds to grease fire in kitchen
Wednesday afternoon, Feb.
Amsden’s salary as a princi-
pal was $91,998 for the 2012-
13 school year and would
have been $94,352 for the
2013-14 school year.
The amount of the insur-
ance and other benefits is the
same as Amsden received as a
The average superintendent
salary among the districts in
the Minnesota River Confer-
ence for the 2012-13 school
year is $124,215.
How do the districts super-
intendent salary’s rank?
1. Watertown-Mayer, with
an estimated enrollment of
1,600, has a superintendent
salary of $146,000 with no
contribution to health insur-
ance or 403b match.
2. Belle Plaine, estimated
enrollment 1615, is second
with a salary of $135,000,
$12,880 health insurance con-
tribution and $2,000 403b
3. Jordan, estimated enroll-
ment 1775, pays the superin-
tendent a salary of $127,000
with a $14,500 health insur-
ance contribution and $2,500
403b match.
4. The superintendent at
Tri-City United (Montgomery,
Lonsdale and LeCenter) esti-
mated enrollment of 1776,
earns a salary of $121,875
with full family health insur-
ance and a $3,000 403b
5. Sibley East
6. Norwood-Young Ameri-
ca, estimated enrollment
1,000, will pay the superin-
tendent, $113,633, offer full
family health coverage and a
$2,000 403b match during the
2012-13 school year.
7. LeSueur-Henderson’s,
estimated enrollment of 1070,
superintendent will earn a
salary of $111,000, full family
health coverage and a $2,400
403b match.
Contract Continued from page 1
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Wrestling proposed to be
eliminated from 2020 Olympics
Our View: Advocates need to
make case for readmission
Guest Columns
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in a coward
move last week, shocked the world with its decision to elimi-
nate wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games. Unless the
sport is reinstated, wrestling will be part of the games for the
final time during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de
What is more shocking than the news itself is the manner in
which the decision was made. The 15-member IOC, without
transparency, held a secret vote to remove one of the original
Olympic sports. Wrestling is one of the oldest contact sports
and was an important part of the first Olympic Games which,
some historians claim, date back to 776 BC. Wrestling was a
marquee event during the first modern Olympics in 1896.
“To exclude wrestling from the Olympics would be a
tragedy for the sport, for the athletes and for the proud tradi-
tion of the Games,” said Donald Rumsfeld, who served as sec-
retary of defense under President Gerald Ford and President
George W. Bush. “Over thousands of years, wrestling has
spread to every continent. It is practiced in hundreds of coun-
tries and expressed through a multiplicity of cultures. It has
thrived through war, depression, social changes and globaliza-
tion. But the Olympic panel didn’t see fit to include it in the
2020 Games. Something is wrong with that picture.”
It should be noted that Rumsfeld knows a little bit about the
sport. Rumsfeld, who wrestled in high school, college and as
an officer in the Navy, competed unsuccessfully for a spot in
the 1956 Olympics.
It is difficult to understand why wrestling was singled out
for exclusion. It has many more fans than sports like speed
walking, ribbon twirling and others.
The good news is that the IOC will not make its final deci-
sion until next September. That will be more than enough time
for the wrestling world to make its case for reinstatement.
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 22
Christopher Franke, Jim Melsha,
Keith Whitehead, Kim Quast,
Michelle Malarz, Sam Helms, Jr.,
and Mr. and Mrs. John Zaske.
February 23
Amanda Glieden, Andrew Adema,
Bronson Dose, Evelyn Burdorf,
Jerry Ebersviller, John Scheer, Ken-
neth Voigt, Renae Pflanz and Victo-
ria Suttle.
February 24
Christopher Johnson, Mike Otto,
Marcy Boblitt, Sam Wiederhoeft and
Samuel Helms.
February 25
Derek Schwirtz and Jens Lundstrom.
February 26
Arvid Soeffker, Brittany Effertz,
Eric Reetz, Jennie Vos, Jim Som-
mers, Lyle Rud, Morgan Kleist, Nate
Giesen, and Mr. and Mrs. Rick
February 27
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Halverson.
February 28
Brittany Streich, Don Piotter, Caelyn
Halverson, Misty Utendorfer, Mr.
and Mrs. Wade Hahn, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Farniok.
Two accountants go to their credit
union on their lunch break, when
armed robbers burst in. While sever-
al of the robbers take the money
from the tellers, others line the cus-
tomers, including the accountants,
up against a wall, and proceed to
take their wallets, watches, and other
While this is going on accountant
number one jams something in ac-
countant number two's hand.
Without looking down, accountant
number two whispers, “What is
Accountant number one replies,
“It's that $50 I owe you.”
A man who worked at a fire hy-
drant factory was always late for
work. When confronted by his boss
the man explained, “You can't park
anywhere near this place!”
When a visitor to a small town in
Georgia came upon a wild dog at-
tacking a young boy, he quickly
grabbed the animal and choked it to
sleep with his two hands.
A local journalist saw this happen,
congratulated the man and told him
he wanted to write a story called,
“Valiant Local Man Saves Child by
Killing Vicious Animal.”
The hero told the journalist that he
wasn't from that town.
“Well, then,” the journalist said,
“the story will be called, ‘Georgia
Man Saves Child by Killing Dog.’”
“Actually,” the man said, “I' m
from Connecticut.”
“In that case,” the journalist
said in a huff, “the story will be
called, ‘Yankee Kills Family Pet.’”
A husband desperate to keep his
hot wife happy offers to buy his wife
a new car. She cutely declines his
offer by saying, “That's not quite
what I had in mind.”
Frantically he offers her a new
house. Again she rejects his offer,
“That' s not quite what I had in
Curious, he asks, “What did you
have in mind?”
She retorts, “I'd like a divorce.”
He answers, “I hadn't planned
on spending quite that much.”
A new nurse listened while the
doctor was yelling, “Typhoid!
Tetanus! Measles!”
The new nurse asked another
nurse, “Why is he doing that?”
The other nurse replied, “Oh, he
just likes to call the shots around
The man was in no shape to drive,
so he wisely left his car parked and
walked home. As he was walking
unsteadily along, he was stopped by
a policeman. “What are you doing
out here at 2 a.m.?” said the officer.
“I'm going to a lecture,” the man
“And who is going to give a lec-
ture at this hour?” the cop asked.
“My wife,” said the man.
By John Marty
State Senator
A massive Valentine's Day rally at
the Minnesota State Capitol, which
included over a hundred clergy and
religious leaders calling for the state
to allow same-sex couples to marry,
is no longer surprising.
Times have changed. In 1997,
when the Minnesota legislature
passed the Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA), to “defend” marriage
against same-sex couples, only a
handful of legislators voted against
it, and even fewer were willing to
speak against it. Back then we re-
ceived stacks of letters, many filled
with hateful comments, condemning
us for supporting the right of all
people to marry the person they
Over time, there has been growing
recognition that LGBT families de-
serve fair treatment. Even the
strongest proponents of the constitu-
tional amendment have changed
their strategy and rhetoric in re-
sponse to shifting public opinion.
Ten years ago, Michelle Bachmann's
legislation would have amended the
constitution to ban not only mar-
riages, but also civil unions.
Now, less than a decade later, the
amendment's authors declined to put
a civil union ban in their proposal,
knowing how unpopular that would
Shortly before the election, a gay
TV reporter asked the spokeswoman
for Minnesota for Marriage, the pro-
amendment group, “How is my rela-
tionship less valid than others?” She
responded, "[It is] certainly not less
valid.... We understand that same-
sex couples can love each other and
commit to each other.” This from
the spokeswoman leading the fight
against marriage equality. That's a
huge change.
Opponents of marriage equality
often speak of religious “truths" to
make their case. My religious faith
teaches that we are to treat others
the way we would want to be treat-
ed. My church, like many others,
promotes making a sacred, lifelong
bond between couples who love
each other. It is because of our
faith, not in spite of it, that we pro-
mote marriage and work to strength-
en families of same-sex couples just
as with heterosexual ones. For us,
the countless scripture passages on
love and commitment, on honesty
and fidelity, on compassion and un-
derstanding, and on the importance
of parents caring for each other and
their children are more compelling
than the handful of verses that have
been used by others to argue against
The religious leaders who came to
Continued on page 7
The time for marriage equality is here
By Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
Medicare has been a great Ameri-
can success story, protecting the
health and financial well-being of
millions of senior citizens. It’s an
American promise that should never
be broken.
A part of that promise is keeping
prescription drug prices affordable
for our seniors. When Medicare Part
D was created in 2003, its goal was
to supply cheaper prescription drugs
to senior citizens. Ten years later, it
is time to make improvements to
this program to ensure we are meet-
ing that goal.
The “non-interference” clause in
Medicare Part D expressly prohibits
Medicare from negotiating lower
prices from pharmaceutical compa-
nies. Unlike the Veterans Adminis-
tration (VA), Medicare has its hands
tied, unable to advocate on behalf of
its beneficiaries. With Medicare
barred from negotiating discounts,
the more than 35 million senior citi-
zens enrolling in Medicare Part D
face inflated prices for vital medica-
Recently, I introduced legislation
to address this problem. The
Medicare Prescription Drug Price
Negotiation Act will empower
Medicare to negotiate the best possi-
ble price for America’s senior citi-
zens and taxpayers.
The bill allows for negotiation for
lower prices of drugs just like the
Veterans Administration does now.
This already existing process has
proven to be highly effective, and
there is no reason these practices
cannot be adopted by Medicare.
This is a matter of fairness for our
seniors, who deserve affordable
prices for their prescription drugs.
Faced with many economic chal-
lenges, the last thing seniors need is
an unnecessary obstacle to their fi-
nancial security.
The health and well-being of sen-
iors is also on the line. A recent
study found that older Americans
appear to be rationing their use of
medications based on financial con-
siderations. This is unacceptable.
For many senior citizens, prescrip-
tion drugs are as essential as food
and housing.
This legislation also represents an
opportunity for common ground on
debt reduction. Through negotiating
discounts, rebates, and other price
concessions, the government could
save up to $24 billion every year.
Allowing for negotiation of pre-
scription drug prices will help
strengthen and preserve Medicare,
ensuring that this vital program that
has protected and provided for our
seniors for decades can continue to
do so for generations to come.
Seniors deserve affordable prescription drug prices
By Phil Krinkie
One thing that President Barack
Obama and Governor Mark Dayton
have in common is their constant re-
frain of “tax the rich.” Every time
there is discussion about budget
deficits their call is for higher taxes
on the rich. If there is a call to re-
duce government spending their im-
mediate response is “we need a bal-
anced approach,” shorthand for we
need more tax revenue. So let’s have
a balanced approach, a truly bal-
anced approach to income taxes;
let’s increase taxes on the poor, so
everyone pays the same tax rate.
Let’s get rid of the “Earned Income
Tax Credit,” the tax program which
actually gives low income people
money and instead impose one sim-
ple tax rate for everyone. After all
when we go to the grocery store we
all pay the same for a gallon of milk
or a loaf of bread. When we go to
the gas station we all pay the same
for a gallon of gas. If you buy a car
or a television the price isn’t based
on what you earn, the price is the
same for everyone.
Why, if we are consuming gov-
ernmental services should it be any
different? We all benefit from a
strong national defense, good public
schools, and a well maintained
transportation system. Why
shouldn’t everyone pay a portion of
the cost? Why should the cost of
government services be any differ-
ent for the person who earns
$10,000 from the person who earns
ten million dollars? Does the person
who makes ten million dollars re-
ceive more government services
than the person who earns $10,000?
The likelihood is the person who
earns $10,000 per year consumes
more government services than the
individual who makes ten million.
At a minimum, a singular tax rate
imposed on the rich and the poor
would obviously still result in a rich
person paying more in taxes.
But the mantra of the “rich don’t
pay their fair share” is the code for
more income redistribution. The
progressives’ proposed solution for
every budget shortfall is “tax the
rich.” In the U.S. for over 100
years, the system of taxing the rich
to pay for government has been pro-
moted as the solution. But a look at
the facts shows it doesn’t work.
One hundred years ago this month,
in 1913, the states ratified the 16th
amendment to the constitution
which allowed the federal govern-
ment to levy an income tax. Years
earlier the Congress had passed an
income tax but the Supreme Court
struck it down as unconstitutional.
In 1909 Congress passed a constitu-
tional amendment and by 1913
three-fourths of the states had voted
to ratify the 16th amendment.
Within eight months of adoption
Continued on page 7
Let’s tax the poor, according to Krinkie
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 21, 2013, page 5
Goldsmiths happy to be back in business
We have a new phone number – 507-237-2015
214 Fourth St. N. • Gaylord • 507-237-2015
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Tursday and Friday 9-5 • Tuesday 9-6
It was December, 1991,when Drs. Tim and Wendy Gold-
smith purchased a private practice in Gaylord from Dr.
Wyland, after completing their optometric education at
Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.
Six years later they sold their practice to Minnesota Eye
Consultants. Tey were both a part of that group until they
semi-retired in September, 2011.
A lot was happening in their family at the time. Teir
daughter and son-in-law, Kristal and Nate Jones, had their
first child, Camden Tomas, on September 15, 2011.
(Kristal is currently a third-year optometry student in Ten-
nessee, and will graduate with her OD degree in May of
2014.) Just a month later their son Mike married Jenna
Schoenbauer on October 22, 2011. All the good events
were followed by the sad news that Tim’s father, Tomas,
was very ill, so they remained in New Prague, and were his
hospice caregivers until Tom passed away on December 21,
Starting in January of 2012 they packed up their belong-
ings and set out on their travels. Tey spent most of the
year in various locations in the U.S. and beyond.
“ We travel ed from January to May and then we
decided to settle for the summer in Nemo, SD. “Tat is
where my mom lives,” Dr. Wendy said. But in September
they decided that New Prague was where they wanted to
be. So they started planning their return to practice. “We
are both excited to be back in Gaylord and New Prague and
close to family and friends. We missed our patients!” said
Dr. Tim. Teir location will be the same. Te office is at
214 4
St. N., Gaylord.
Doors are Open
Drs. Tim and Wendy Goldsmith will again offer a variety
of services including primary eye care, glaucoma manage-
ment and pre- and postoperative surgical management.
Whether it’s a routine eye exam or a screening for poten-
tial eye-health conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts,
these professionals are committed to serving the needs of
local residents in a convenient, comfortable clinic environ-
“Our goal is to provide the best optometric services for
our patients for a competitive price,” added Dr. Tim. Tey
plan to be on most insurance plans. Currently, we have
Medicare, Medica, MA, VSP, and have applied for Blue-
Cross, South Country, U-Care, PreferredOne, and others.
Annual Exams
Te Goldsmiths perform a thorough eye exam, checking
all aspects of the health of the eye from evaluating the need
for a change in eyeglass or contact lens prescription to
screening for glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases.
Tey also do visits for “pink eye” and injuries to the eye, as
well as offer a full line of frames, lenses and contacts.
Hometown Services
Drs. Tim and Wendy Goldsmith are dedicated to serving
the community’s long-term vision needs. Teir son Mike is
the optical manager for their new clinics, handling both
eyeglasses and contact lenses. Lisa Steinborn, from Hender-
son, will be their optician.
Call or Stop In – We have a New Phone Number
Call 507-237-2015 for the Gaylord office. Hours will be
Mondays, Wednesdays, Tursdays and Fridays 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. and Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Drs. Tim and Wendy invite you to stop by and see them
at their all-new Goldsmith Eye Care.
Mike Goldsmith, Lisa Steinborn, Dr. Tim Goldsmith
Students in the kinder-
garten classroom of Shelly
Sylvester at the Sibley East
Elementary School in Arling-
ton recently celebrated their
first 100 days in school.
The classroom of Jolene
Harms is also featured in this
week’s edition of the Arling-
ton Enterprise.
The classroom of Olivia
Sweeney will be featured in
next week’s newspaper.
The following is a list of
kindergarten students and the
things they have learned dur-
ing their first 100 days.
“I learned how to count by
twos.” - Kate Arneson
“I learned how to count
100 cubes.” - Morgan John-
“I learned how to write a
sentence.” - Jack Feterl
“I learned how to read
words.” - Axel Weber
“I learned how to write my
letters.” - Ruben Ortiz
“I learned how to read
poems.” - Evan Pautsch
“I learned all my shapes.” -
Dylan Scharpe
“I learned how to write to
100.” - Morgan Haggen-
“I learned how to use the
iPad.” - Briana Scott
“I learned how to read
books.” - Caden Willmsen
“I learned the sounds for
all the letters.” - Eva Stuewe
“I learned how to write my
name.” - Jasmin Horta
“I learned how to read
color words. ” - Nathan
“I learned how to count by
tens.” - Ava Neubarth
“I learned how to read level
2 books.” - Bailey Peltier
Kindergarteners celebrate 100 days
at the Sibley East Elementary School
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Front Row: (left to right) Ava Neubarth,
Briana Scott, Dylan Scharpe and Ruben
Ortiz. Middle Row: (l to r) Kate Arneson,
Axel Weber, Eva Stuewe, Bailey Peltier
and Evan Pautsch. Back Row: (l to r)
Jasmin Horta, Morgan Johnson, Jack
Feterl, Nathan Ruehling, Morgan
Haggenmiller and Caden Willmsen.
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $3.85
Monday: Tator tot casserole,
green beans, peaches, bread with
margarine, bar, low fat milk.
Tuesday: Roast pork, whole
potatoes, buttered cabbage,
bread with margarine, rosy apple-
sauce, low fat milk.
Wednesday: Lasagna, Califor-
ni a bl end vegetabl es, l ettuce
salad, dressing, garlic bread with
margarine, pudding, low fat milk.
Thursday: Oven crispy chicken,
mashed potatoes wi th gravy,
mi xed vegetabl es, bread wi th
margarine, cake, low fat milk.
Friday: Tuna noodle casserole,
peas, cole slaw, bread with mar-
garine, banana, low fat milk.
Arlington and Gaylord
Breakfast i s served at 8:00
a.m. daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is
served wi th each meal dai l y.
Menu is subject to change.
Monday: Cereal, cheese, fruit
cup, milk.
Tuesday: Mini cinnis, juice,
Wednesday: Bug bites, seeds,
juice, milk.
Thursday: Gripz, yogurt, juice,
Friday: Muffin, Cheese stick,
juice, milk.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal . Addi ti onal mi l k i s
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: Hot dog wi th bun,
oven potatoes, brown beans,
pineapple. Alternate: Ravioli.
Tuesday: Mexican haystack,
tomato, lettuce, green pepper,
corn, appl esauce. Al ternate:
Pulled pork.
Wednesday: Chi cken patty,
coleslaw, green beans, pears. Al-
ternate: Rib with bun.
Thursday: Turkey with gravy,
whipped potatoes, glazed carrots,
mandarin oranges. Alternate: Cold
Friday: Sea shapes, tator tots,
peas, frui t. Al ternate: Cooks’
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal . Addi ti onal mi l k i s
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: Hot dog with whole
grain bun, oven potatoes, brown
beans, pineapple. Alternate: Ravi-
Tuesday: Mexican haystack,
tomatoes, lettuce, refried beans,
corn, applesauce. Alternate: Pork
Wednesday: Chi cken patty,
whole grain bun, cole slaw, green
beans, pears. Alternate: Rib on
Thursday: Turkey with gravy,
mashed potatoes, glazed carrots,
mandarin oranges, whole grain
bread slice. Alternate: Cold cut
Friday: Sea shapes, tator tots,
peas, peaches, whole grain bread
slice. Alternate: Cooks’ choice.
Mary L. Hardel, age 82, of
Norwood Young America,
passed away at the Marie
Steiner Kelt-
ing Hospice
Home in
Chaska on
M o n d a y ,
Feb. 18.
F u n e r a l
services will
be held at
Zion Luther-
an Church
( 1 4 7 3 5
County Road 153), Cologne,
at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
Rev. Eric Zacharias will offi-
Visitation will be held at 11
a.m. until the time of the
church service on Saturday,
Feb. 23.
Interment will be in the
Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Mary was born to William
and Louise (Hildebrandt)
Dietz in New Ulm on Aug.
13, 1930.
She was baptized by Rev.
William Uhrich at St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church in Gaylord
on Sept. 14, 1930 and con-
firmed by Rev. Matthiae at
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Gaylord on April 2, 1944. On
June 8, 1952, Mary was unit-
ed in marriage to Ervin J.
Hardel by Rev. Matthiae at
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Mary was a loving mother,
grandmother, great-grand-
mother and great-great-
grandmother. She enjoyed
being in her garden tending to
her flowers. Mary volun-
teered at the Ridgeview Med-
ical Center in Waconia for 20
years. She also worked at Sa-
fari Island in Waconia for a
period of time. Mary was al-
ways going out with her
friends for a bite to eat or
anything else that was going
on in the community.
Mary is survived by her
loving family: sons and
daughters-in-law, Gary
(Diane) Hardel of Chaska,
Richard Hardel of Cologne,
and John (Sharon) Hardel of
Chanhassen; grandchildren,
Stephanie Hardel, Shelly
Winter, Ashley Waller and
Jesse Waller; great-grandchil-
dren, Ryan, Alex, Teagan,
Bradon and Mason; great-
great-grandchild, Rilynne;
sisters-in-law and brother-in-
law Marian and Erwin Pom-
plun of Gaylord, Robert
Hardel of St. Peter, Charlotte
Hardel of Arlington; nieces,
nephews other relatives and
Mary is preceded in death
by her husband, Ervin; par-
ents, William and Louise
Dietz; and brothers, William
and Willard Dietz.
Arrangements are with the
Johnson Funeral Home in
W a c o n i a .
Mary L. Hardel, 82, NYA
Mary Hardel
By Kurt Menk
The Town & Country
Days Committee presented
its initial plans for a three-
day summer celebration to
the Arlington Area Cham-
ber of Commerce during its
regular monthly meeting
last week.
Committee Co-Chair
Matt Carney, who was
present at the meeting, pre-
sented the initial plans for
the summer celebration
which will be held Friday,
June 14 through Sunday,
June 16.
Musical entertainment,
along with a tractor/car
show, will be held on Main
Street on Friday evening,
June 14, according to Car-
A fun run, kickball tour-
nament, bike run, match
game, youth activities,
bingo and band will be held
at Four Seasons Park
throughout the day on Sat-
urday, June 15.
Polka music, pork chop
dinner, royalty crowning
and bean bag tournament
will be held at Four Sea-
sons Park on Sunday, June
In addition, the group
would also like to have a
parade if a parade commit-
tee can be established by
Friday, March 1.
Carney also asked the
Chamber to allocate
$17,000 for the raffle again
this year.
“We believe last year’s
raffle was a great success
and we would like to ask
the Chamber for the same
$17,000 allowance for the
2013 raffle,” said Carney.
The Chamber, after some
discussion, unanimously
approved a motion to allo-
cate $17,000 for the 2013
Carney also asked for an
allowance to spend on the
other activities in conjunc-
tion with the summer cele-
bration. Carney said the
summer celebration netted
about $8,000 last year.
The Chamber was recep-
tive to some amount of
money, but requested that
Carney return with a plan
and associated costs for
presentation at the next reg-
ular monthly meeting.
Chamber plans 3-day summer celebration
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 21, 2013, page 6
Submitted Photo
The Section 4A championship team is comprised of
the following  Sibley East wrestlers. Front Row: (left
to right) Nolan Osborne, Tommy Wentzlaff, Tanner
Pasvogel, Mitch Heibel, Nathan Thomes, Mason
Voight, Jason Meyer, Austin Brockhoff and Steven
Roth. Back Row: (l to r) Mitch Wentzlaff, Clay Mogard,
Hunter Retzlaff, Nathan Rose, Aaron Bates, Brandon
Ashton, Jake Wentzlaff, Miah DuFrane, Alex Pedraza
and Austin Kube.
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
wrestling team has qualified
for the Minnesota State Class
A Team Wrestling Tourna-
The Wolverines earned the
advancement after they de-
feated three opponents and
captured the Section 4A title
in Norwood Young America
on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Sibley East trounced visit-
ing Le Sueur-Henderson 64-
14 during the opening round
of the Section 4A Wrestling
Tournament in Arlington on
Thursday evening, Feb. 14.
The Wolverines, two days
later in Norwood Young
America, defeated St. James
42-23 and Windom Area 38-
23 enroute to the section
“I was really proud of our
overall team effort,” said Sib-
ley East head coach Chad
Johnson. “How we won was
every bit as important as how
we lost. If kids lost they kept
it close. We did not give up
falls and technical falls. And
when we got wins we got big
Johnson continued, “Our
three little weights really set
the tone for us in both match-
es on Saturday. A lot of cred-
it goes to Tanner Pasvogel,
Mitch Heibel and Nathan
Johnson added, “This was
about as much of a team ef-
fort as you can get. I’m
happy with 28 straight per-
formances on Saturday. Not
often can you say that.”
The Wolverines, who last
appeared as a team in the
2007 state tournament, will
face third ranked Atwater-
Cosmos-Grove City (22-1) in
the opening round of the
Minnesota State Class A
Team Wrestling Tournament
at the Xcel Energy Center in
St. Paul at 11 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 28. Sibley East currently
has a 22-8 record overall.
The semi-final round will
be held at 1 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 28.
The championship will be
held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
In addition to Sibley East
and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove
City, the remaining teams in-
clude number one ranked
Jackson County Central,
number two ranked Frazee,
number fourth ranked Kerk-
fifth ranked Chatfield, Pierz,
and Barnesville.
Team Section
Sibley East 64
Le Sueur-Henderson 14
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) won by a major de-
cision over Luke Wilson (LS-
H) 10-0.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) was decisioned by
Austin Anderly (LS-H) 12-8.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) pinned Keon
Naranjo (LS-H) 3:03.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) pinned Jordan Carlson
(LS-H) 0:37.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) won by a major de-
cision over Caleb Radloff
(LS-H) 10-0.
138-pounds: Steven Roth
(SE) won by a major decision
over Trevor Block (LS-H)
145-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) won by a major de-
cision over Quinlan Riffen-
burg (LS-H) 15-2).
152-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) lost by a technical
fall to Chris Pfarr (LS-H) 23-
160-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) pinned John Klein
(LS-H) 1:35.
170-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) was pinned by Clayton
Colling (LS-H) 4:57.
182-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Noah Hynes-
Marquette (LS-H) 2:56.
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) pinned Trenton Rogich
(LS-H) 1:36.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) pinned Marcus Berquist
(LS-H0 0:33.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) pinned Joe Abrahamson
(LS-H) 1:14.
Sibley East 42
St. James 23
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) decisioned Angel
Zamarripa (SJ) 5-3.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) was decisioned by Cody
Hanson (SJ) 8-3.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) lost by a major
decision to Richard Soto (SJ)
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) decisioned Jose
Dominguez (SJ) 13-6.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) won by a major de-
cision over Isaac Carreon
(SJ) 13-0.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) won by a technical
fall over Mark Alvarado (SJ)
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) decisioned Kody
Curry (SJ) 2-0.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) lost by a major de-
cision to Zack Gleiter (SJ)
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) pinned Carlos Marquez
(SJ) 2:48.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Colin Hoppe
(SJ) 1:46.
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) was decisioned by
Ryan Westman (SJ) 5-2.
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) pinned Chris Johnson
(SJ) 3:34.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) pinned Devin Wolle (SJ)
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Victor
Torres (SJ) 1:56.
Sibley East 38
Windom Area 23
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) decisioned Wyatt
Stevens (W) 3-2.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) decisioned Hunter Quir-
ing (W) 2-0.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) lost by a major
decision to Joe Fischenich
(W) 12-4.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) was decisioned by Jard-
ed Wilaby (W) 4-3.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) won by a technical
fall over Luis Ramirez (W)
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) pinned Jacob Suess
(W) 1:04.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) pinned Clay Hock-
el (W) 1:55.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) lost by a major de-
cision to Ben Matter (W) 18-
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) was decisioned by An-
drew Larson (W) 4-2.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) pinned Gavin Mutz (W)
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) decisioned Jacob
Junker (W) 5-2.
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) was decisioned by Vin-
cent Johnson (W) 6-1.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) pinned Aaron Glatgard
(W) 6-1.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Neil
Lifin (W) 1:13.
The Sibley East varsity
wrestling team will compete
in the Section 4A Individual
Wrestling Tournament at the
Le Sueur-Henderson High
School on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The following is a list of
Sibley East varsity wrestlers
and their respective individ-
ual records: Nathan Rose (38-
0), Aaron Bates (38-2),
Hunter Retzlaff (35-6), Miah
DuFrane (32-8), Jason Meyer
(30-10), Tanner Pasvogel (30-
10), Mitch Wentzlaff (29-13),
Jake Wentzlaff (24-18),
Austin Brockhoff (23-0),
Austin Kube (22-19), Mitch
Heibel (18-23), Clay Mogard
(15-22), Brandon Ashton
(12-12), Nathan Thomes (11-
21), Nolan Osborne (6-12),
Mason Voight (5-9), Steven
Roth (4-5), Alex Pedraza (2-
4) and Tommy Wentzlaff (1-
A pepfest for the team and
coaches will be held at the
senior high school at 2:45
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.
School will be in session
on Thursday, Feb. 28. Stu-
dents will be excused with
written permission to attend
the state tournament.
Fan buses will depart from
the Gaylord school at 8:30
a.m. and the Arlington school
at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb.
Information on the pepfest
and fan buses is tentative at
this time, according to school
SE wrestlers advance to state
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Rose Breaks
School Record
Defending state champi-
on Nathan Rose, a mem-
ber of the Sibley East
varsity wrestling team,
pinned St. James 220-
pounder Devin Wolle for
his 165th career win
which is a Sibley East
record for most career
victories. The milestone
occurred during the Sec-
tion 4A Team Wrestling
Tournament in Norwood
Young America on Satur-
day, Feb. 16. Rose, who
wrestles both at 195 and
220 pounds. currently
has a 38-0 record this
season. He is the son of
Tony and Jenny Rose,
By Kurt Menk
Senior Tyler Bates, a
tight end and defensive
end for the Sibley East
varsity boys football team,
has been selected to play
in the Minnesota Football
Coaching Association’s
annual all star game next
Bates will be a member
of the South Team.
Bates caught a team-
high 40 passes for 661
yards and 11 touchdowns
last fall.
He also recorded six
solo tackles, 16 assisted
tackles, five tackles for a
loss, one quarterback sack
and one fumble recovery.
Bates was selected by
the Minnesota River Con-
ference football coaches as
their Offensive Back/Re-
ceiver of the Year. In addi-
tion, he also received all
state honors.
He is the son of Eric and
Kris Bates, Arlington.
Bates selected to play
in all star football game
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls basketball team lost two
games in Minnesota River
Conference action last week.
The Lady Wolverines, 3-11
in the MRC and 9-13 overall,
concluded their regular sea-
son at St. Peter on Tuesday
night, Feb. 12.
Sibley East will more than
likely host Waterville-
Elysian-Morristown in the
opening round of the district
tournament in Arlington at 7
p.m. Tuesday night, Feb. 26.
Watertown-Mayer 48
Sibley East 37
The Sibley East varsity
girls basketball team lost to
visiting Watertown-Mayer
48-37 in Minnesota River
Conference action on Tues-
day night, Feb. 12.
Senior Jordan Thomes led
the Lady Wolverines with 11
points in the setback. Junior
Jessica Garza tossed in nine
points while sophomore Kelli
Martens hooped four points.
Senior Courtney Schwirtz,
junior Megan Eckberg and
sophomore McKenzie Som-
mers netted three points each.
Sophomore Shelby Voight
and freshman Alyssa Weber
added two points each.
Individual and team statis-
tics were unavailable from
this game.
NYA 78
Sibley East 35
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls basketball team
fell hard to Norwood Young
America 78-35 in Minnesota
River Conference action on
Friday night, Feb. 15.
Freshman Alyssa Weber
and sophomore McKenzie
Sommers paced the Lady
Wolverines with 11 and nine
points respectively. Junior
Megan Eckberg hit for eight
points while senior Briana
Reierson netted three points.
Sophomore Shelby Voight
scored two points while jun-
ior Maren Miner and sopho-
more Kelli Martens added
one point.
Sibley East hit only 11 of
44 shots from the field for 25
percent and 12 of 21 foul
shots for 57 percent.
The Lady Wolverines col-
lected only 19 rebounds in
the setback. Eckberg snared
five boards while Sommers,
Martens and Weber grabbed
three caroms each.
Sommers also contributed
three assists and one steal
while Eckberg added two
SE girls hoops team
drops 2 MRC games
By Kurt Menk
The visiting Sibley East
varsity boys basketball team
defeated Le Sueur-Henderson
68-56 in Minnesota River
Conference action on Thurs-
day night, Feb. 14.
Seniors Max Grabow and
Tyler Bates sparked the
Wolverines with 20 and 18
points respectively. Senior
Sam Harrison also hit double
figures with 12 points. Junior
Brody Rodning netted eight
points while sophomore Zac
Weber scored four points.
Senior Andrew Grack and
Steve Haefs and junior
Cordell Bates added two
The Wolverines hit 31 of
59 shots from two-point
range for 53 percent and
missed on all six of their at-
tempts from three-point. Sib-
ley East also canned six of
eight charity tosses for 75
Sibley East dominated the
glass by a 47-18 margin.
Grabow pulled down 17 re-
bounds while Tyler Bates col-
lected 13 boards. Harrison
snared five caroms.
Harrison also added five
assists and two steals while
Grack had three thefts and
two assists.
The Wolverines, 6-6 in the
MRC and 11-9 overall, will
travel to Norwood Young
America in conference play
at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.
Sibley East will host St. Peter
in non-conference action at
7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.
Boys beat Giants 68-56
The Sibley East B-squad
girls basketball team recently
captured two wins in three
The visiting Wolverines
toppled Le Sueur-Henderson
36-23 on Thursday night,
Feb. 7.
Katie Tuchtenhagen paced
a balanced scoring attack
with eight points. Mikayla
Perschau and Breann Walsh
scored seven points apiece
while Britany Reierson netted
six points. Kimberly Kurtz-
weg hooped four points while
Alicia Kranz and Lea Mueller
added two points apiece.
Perschau recorded eight
boards, three steals and two
assists while Kurtzweg had
four rebounds, five assists
and two thefts. Reierson con-
tributed five steals, two as-
sists and one carom while
Walsh added four boards, two
assists and one steal.
Sibley East also defeated
visiting Watertown-Mayer
34-29 on Tuesday night, Feb.
Kurtzweg and Perschau
scored eight points each
while Liz Thies tossed in
seven points. McKayla
Stumm and Tuchtenhagen
netted four and three points
respectively while Reierson
and Kranz added two points
Reierson also contributed
four rebounds, four assists
and three steals.
The visiting Lady Wolver-
ines then fell to Norwood
Young America 33-26 on Fri-
day night, Feb. 15.
Tuchtenhagen pumped in
nine points while Thies net-
ted six points. Kurtzweg and
Stumm scored four and three
points respectively while
Karissa Sorenson and Per-
schau added two points each.
The Lady Wolverines cur-
rently have an 11-10 record
B-squad girls win 2 games
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 21, 2013, page 7
36833 200
80 Years Ago
February 23, 1933
Louis Kill, Editor
H. M. Noack & Sons, who re-
cently installed two diesel en-
gines to furnish the electric en-
ergy for the various units of
their plant, have been operating
them successfully for the past
few weeks. The diesel engines
are used to generate electricity
for power which was heretofore
furnished by a steam engine.
Electric motors have been
placed in the creamery and the
refrigeration plants as well as
many other departments where
power is required to operate ma-
Approximately $35,000 or
there-abouts is the delinquency
in payment of real estate taxes
for last year, as will be noted by
the Delinquent Tax List pub-
lished in The Hub this week.
This official publication con-
tains a record number of de-
scriptions unpaid up to January
1st of this year, a total of 539
having failed to pay.
A full page ad in the Enter-
prise listed a “Drastic Clean-up
Sale” at the City Shoe Store,
Spannaus and Doering Propri-
etors. The sale advertised short
lots and broken lines of regular
Goodrich overshoes for men,
women and children. Also a real
clean out on short lots of Peter’s
quality shoes for everyone.
60 Years Ago
February 19, 1953
Louis Kill, Editor
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schulen-
berg, natives of this community
and lifelong residents, observed
their 63rd wedding anniversary
Sunday, February 15. Mr. Schul-
enberg is going on 87 years of
age and his wife is 86. Among
those attending were their chil-
dren, grandchildren and great
Lawrence Blake, local truck-
er, who divides his time be-
tween trucking and fishing in
season, got his picture in the
current issue of Sports and
Recreation, together with a story
of his prowess as an angler. The
picture shows Lawrence exhibit-
ing a string of 24 walleyes
which he and two other fisher-
men caught at Mille Lacs before
6:00 on opening day last year.
The White House Hatchery
has moved to its new location, 2
blocks west of the old hatchery
building, formerly Noack’s
Creamery. They will again be
hatching this year the large
type, high producing White
Leghorn and Austra White.
40 Years Ago
February 22, 1973
Val Kill, Editor
A crowd of about 700 people
jammed the Arlington-Green
Isle High School auditorium last
Thursday evening for an infor-
mational meeting concerning
the proposed Northern States
power plant site in Jessenland
Town-ship. Most of the crowd
were loud in their opposition of
the plant.
The Arlington United Metho-
dist Church and parsonage are
being torn down by Dale
Rischmiller of New Auburn.
After the site has been cleared a
new church will be constructed.
The church was built in 1892
and the parsonage was built in
The annual meeting report of
the DHIA showed that
Michaelis Farms, Arlington, had
the top producing herd for the
year with 17,367 pounds of milk
and 626 pounds of butterfat,
with an average of 66 cows. The
second place herd was owned
by Earl Wieman, Arlington, with
16,295 pounds of milk and 618
pounds of fat average from 28
20 Years Ago
February 25, 1993
Kurt Menk, Editor
The Arlington City Council,
at its meeting last Tuesday
evening, adopted a resolution by
a vote of 3-1 and officially au-
thorized the South Central Min-
nesota Multi-County Housing
and Redevelopment Authority to
go ahead with plans for the three
proposed housing projects at the
St. Paul’s site. The overall proj-
ect will include a 16-unit family
housing facility, a 20-unit assist-
ed living facility and a 10-unit
senior citizen facility to be
placed on the site located south-
east of Zion Luthern Church and
west of St. Paul’s Cemetery.
The Sibley East Varsity Boys’
Wrestling team, on the strength
of seven individual champions,
captured top honors at the Cen-
tral Sub-section 4A Boys’
Wrestling Tournament at Nor-
wood last Saturday. Repeat indi-
vidual champions were Jarid
Halverson and Corey Carpenter.
Other champions were Rich
Vos, Dan Cox, Chad Carpenter,
Jacob Johnson and Matt Bigaou-
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Front Row: (left to right) Rogelio
Sanchez, Liza Reid, Belle Alvarado,
Alexander Ramos and Aivah Gaffaney.
Middle Row: (l to r) Kalvin Montes,
Madison Petersen, Lydia Rose and Gra-
cie Straub. Back Row: (l to r) Nathan
Colling, Mario Solares, Cristian Sotelo,
Sloane Hennen and Quintin DeVlaem-
Students in the kinder-
garten classroom by Jolene
Harms at the Sibley East Ele-
mentary School in Arlington
recently celebrated their first
100 days in school.
The classroom of Shelly
Sylvester is also featured in
this week’s edition of the Ar-
lington Enterprise.
The classroom of Olivia
Sweeney will be featured in
next week’s newspaper.
The following is a list of
kindergarten students and the
things they have learned dur-
ing their first 100 days.
“I learned how to count by
tens.” - Bella Alvarado
“I learned how to play bas-
ketball.” - Nathan Colling
“I learned how to count by
twos.” - Quintin DeVlaem-
“I learned my ABCs.” -
Aivah Gaffaney
“I learned how to write to
100.” - Sloane Hennen
“I learned how to tie my
shoes.” - Kalvin Montes
“I learned how to count to
100.” - Madison Petersen
“I learned how to write my
name.” - Alexander Ramos
“I learned how to count by
fives.” - Liza Reid
“I learned how to use nice
manners.” - Lydia Rose
“I learned how to read
‘popcorn’ words.” - Rogelio
“I learned how to be a nice
friend.” - Mario Solares
“I learned how to share
toys.” - Cristian Sotelo
“I learned how to read
books.” - Gracie Straub
Kindergarteners celebrate 100 days
at the Sibley East Elementary School
the Capitol on Valentine’s
Day asking for marriage
equality aren't asking others to
share their religious beliefs;
they respect the beliefs of
those who disagree. They
don't want the state to inter-
fere with the religious beliefs
of any of its people.
Just as a church or religious
denomination that objects to
same-sex marriage has the
right to refuse to solemnize
those marriages, a church or
religious denomination that
believes in the value of same-
sex marriage should have the
right to solemnize those mar-
The current law banning
marriage doesn't stop same-
sex couples from falling in
love, from making commit-
ments to each other, from
sharing their lives together,
from raising children, or from
growing old together. Their
love and commitment is a
wonderful thing and healthy
for society. There is no ration-
al reason for denying their
families the same rights and
responsibilities that other mar-
ried people have, including
the right to pension and Social
Security survivor's benefits,
the right to family and med-
ical leave, and numerous
other benefits and obligations.
Many of these couples have
been partners for more than
the three decades that my wife
Connie and I have been mar-
ried, yet they still do not re-
ceive the same legal protec-
tions and rights that we have.
They have been waiting for a
long time.
I am confident that we will
pass marriage equality legisla-
tion this session. Some would
rather that we postpone the
issue for a few years, but jus-
tice requires that we provide
equality for LGBT families,
and that we do so now.
Human rights for any mi-
nority should never be subject
to popular opinion.
Even so, the legislators who
believed it should be deter-
mined by a statewide vote, got
their way. And they lost.
We will pass legislation al-
lowing all Minnesotans to
marry the person they love -
not because the majority re-
jected the amendment last fall
- but because it is the right
thing to do. The point here is
that the opponents can no
longer claim to have strong
backing from the public.
The conversation about
marriage equality that began
last year in communities
around the state helped build
understanding of the value of
all families. Passing legisla-
tion to allow marriage for all
couples will not stop this con-
versation. Year after year,
Minnesotans will continue
gaining understanding and re-
spect for those who are differ-
ent from us.
Now, we can act. This year,
we will finally give all Min-
nesotans the freedom to marry
the person they love. And
that's a beautiful thing.
Marty Continued from page 4
Krinkie Continued from page 4
of the amendment Congress
passed the first income tax
code which featured a gradu-
ated tax schedule starting at
one percent with seven tax
brackets and a top rate of
seven percent.
If tax brackets were adjust-
ed for inflation the bottom
rate of one percent would
apply to incomes of less than
$460,000. In other words,
only the very rich would have
to pay more than one percent
in federal income tax. But, of
course, there were numerous
exemptions and deductions
which meant that only one
percent of the population paid
one percent of their net in-
come. Within three short
years Congress raised the
lowest tax rate from one per-
cent to two percent and in-
creased the top rate to 15 per-
By 1918 another tax rate in-
crease was passed raising the
bottom rate to six percent and
the top rate to 77 percent. But
even with these dramatically
increased rates only five per-
cent of the population paid in-
come taxes.
During the booming econo-
my of the 1920’s Congress re-
peatedly cut tax rates ulti-
mately returning to a bottom
rate of one percent and a top
rate of 25 percent. With the
onset of the Great Depression,
Congress soon returned to
their tax and spend ways and
raised tax rates to a low of
four percent and a top rate of
79 percent. Later the top rate
was raised to 90 percent and
President Franklin Roosevelt
even issued an Executive
Order taxing all net income
above $25,000 at a rate of 100
Another important income
tax regulation that changed in
the 1940’s was the implemen-
tation of tax withholding by
employers. This greatly eased
tax collection and substantial-
ly reduced the awareness of
how much tax was being col-
lected which made it easier to
raise taxes in the future.
Now fast forward to our
current economic dilemma.
Just weeks ago, Congress in
response to out of control
budget deficits and pressure
from President Obama raised
the income tax rate on the top
two percent of earners; de-
spite the fact that 49 percent
of Americans pay zero federal
income tax. Congress be-
lieves it’s okay to increase
taxes on those who already
pay 40 percent of total federal
income taxes.
So let’s reverse the income
tax policies of the last one
hundred years and start taxing
the poor. Instead of giving
money to low income work-
ers, let’s tax their wages. A
simple flat tax rate of 10 per-
cent should work. The indi-
vidual who earns $10,000
would pay $1,000 in federal
income tax and persons earn-
ing one million dollars would
pay $100,000, no exemptions
and no deductions.
The liberals would pity the
poor and therefore not want to
increase taxes and the rich
would pay their fair share.
Everyone would contribute
something to support needed
government services for the
benefit of society.
Phil Krinkie, a former
eight-term Republican state
rep from LinoLakes who
chaired the House Tax Com-
mittee for a while, is president
of the Taxpayers League of
Minnesota. People can con-
tact him at philk@taxpayer-
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H. Duane Sunde Estate in Faribault County, MN (Kiester Township)
Land Section 34
149.7 acres m/l of cropland
• Corn base of 191.0
• Soybean base of 44.0
• Average CPI of 88.9
Land Section 36
150.8 acres m/l of cropland
• Corn base of 173.0
• Soybean base of 44.0
• Average CPI of 89.9
Information obtained from sources deemed reliable, accuracy of information not
guaranteed. 10 year FSA average. Farm land sold in 80 acre tracts (4 available).
Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Written bids should be delivered no later than
Friday, February 22, 2013 to: Peterson, Savelkoul, Kolker,
Haedt & Benda, LTD.
Attention: Dan Kolker
211 S Newton Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
All persons submitting competitive bids,
as determined by the Executors, will be
invited to a live auction in Scarville, IA on
March 1, 2013.
For more information, or to request a bid packet,
call Attorney Dan Kolker (507) 373-6491
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FSA Matters
Notice of Annual Meeting
And Election
Green Isle Township
Residents of Green Isle Town-
ship, County of Sibley, State of
Minnesota, are hereby notified
that the el ecti on and annual
meeting will be held on Tuesday,
March, 12, 2013, at the Green
Isle Town Hall. Polls for the elec-
tion will be open at 5 p.m. and
close at 8 p.m. There is one Su-
pervisor position and the Treasur-
er position to be filled.
The annual meeti ng wi l l be
held immediately after the polls
close. Anyone with business to
conduct at the annual meeting
shoul d contact the Townshi p
Clerk, Norm Schauer, at 507-326-
7721 by March 5, 2013, to be in-
cluded on the agenda. In case of
inclement weather, the election
and meeting may be postponed
until March 19.
Norman W. Schauer
Green Isle Township Clerk
Publish: February 21 and 28,
Green Isle Township
Voters eligible to vote in Green
Isle Township may cast an absen-
tee 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,
Owners and operators of
livestock and poultry opera-
tions have a new tool to cal-
culate the costs and benefits
of installing technologies to
treat odors and gases emitted
from the facilities: a feedlot
air emissions treatment cost
calculator. The calculator
comes with three how-to
Animal feeding operator
owners and managers can use
several techniques to manage
odors and gas emissions; each
has different costs and bene-
fits. The feedlot air emissions
treatment cost calculator can
be used to compare alterna-
tive technologies and designs
with different costs and bene-
fits. The calculator has infor-
mation on biofilters, covers,
scrubbers, manure belts, veg-
etative buffer and anaerobic
The calculator was devel-
oped by University of Min-
nesota Extension economist
Bill Lazarus, who is also a
professor in the University's
applied economics depart-
ment. It was part of a multi-
state, USDA-funded research
project. The calculator was
suggested by stakeholders for
the project led by Kevin
Janni, professor and Exten-
sion engineer. The group in-
cluded producers and man-
agers of swine, poultry and
dairy operations, equipment
manufacturers and suppliers,
human medicine, veterinary
medicine, local and state reg-
ulators, local and county
elected officials, Extension
and Natural Resource Conser-
vation Service.
The videos build on an ear-
lier project through which fact
sheets described several prac-
tices for mitigating airborne
emissions. One goal of the
project was to provide infor-
mation to help animal feeding
operations manage odors and
gas emissions.
“Bill's calculator is a great
way for livestock owners and
managers to compare tech-
niques they are considering to
manage odors and reduce gas
emissions,” Janni said. “They
need to fit into the overall op-
eration and management of
the operation; they all cost
Cost calculator is now available
The Minnesota Department
of Transportation (MnDOT)
reminds snowmobilers and
motorists to always use cau-
tion and observe the law
when near or crossing railroad
Preliminary 2012 data
shows 12 fatalities involving
pedestrians trespassing on
railroad property and four fa-
talities at rail crossings. No
fatalities on railroad property
or crossings have been report-
ed in 2013.
“A freight train moving at
50 miles per hour may need
more than a mile to stop,”
said Bill Gardner, MnDOT’s
freight, rail and waterways di-
rector. “Once train engineers
see a vehicle or pedestrian in
a crossing or on the tracks,
they can apply the emergency
brakes; however, it’s often too
late for them to stop in time.”
Most collisions with trains
are preventable. Inattention
and impatience are cited as
the most common factors con-
tributing to motor
vehicle/train crashes.
One recent incident is a
prime example of why it is
important to contact authori-
ties if your vehicle or snow-
mobile stalls on the tracks. In
December 2012, a snowmo-
bile got stuck on railroad
tracks. The owner left to get
assistance and while he was
gone the snowmobile was
struck by a freight train.
MnDOT urges the public to
be aware of the following rail
safety tips:
Snowmobilers and mo-
torists should:
• Stop when crossing gates
are down or lights are flash-
• Wait for the crossing gates
to rise and lights to stop flash-
ing, look both ways, listen
and proceed with caution.
• Get out of the vehicle/off
the snowmobile immediately
if it stalls while crossing the
tracks, and call 911 or the
emergency notification num-
ber located on the railroad
signal equipment.
• Be aware that trains may
operate any time throughout
the day and night in either di-
Snowmobilers should:
• Cross only at designated,
public crossing areas.
• Know that riding on rail-
road property is illegal and
unsafe. Railroads generally
own the land that extends
about 50 feet on each side of
the center of the track.
Motorists should:
• Always keep the vehicle
behind the white lines when
stopping at or near railroad
MnDOT reminds public to use
caution around railroad tracks
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was re-
cently held at the newly expanded United Farmers Co-
op (UFC) Ag Service Center in Gaylord. The business
is located along Highway 19 just west of Gaylord.
Submitted Photo
Farm Show
Verne and Donna Schlueter and Glen and Sandy
Schlueter recently traveled to Louisville, Ky., to enjoy
the National Farm Show for 2013. While there, Verne,
left, met Max Armstrong, right, who is on the (RFD)
Ag Day Sunday Program. The Farm Show displayed
lots of new and exciting equipment to help make
farming more productive and safe. They especially
enjoyed the Schwiess Bi-Fold Doors booth (Which is
made in Fairfax, MN). Thousands and thousands of
people from all over the world were there learning
about the new ideas and helpful hints in farming.
FSA Matters
By Lori Weckwerth
2011 Supplemental
Revenue Assistance
Program Applications
The Farm Service Agency
(FSA) will continue to accept
SURE applications for 2011
crop losses through June 7,
2013. The SURE Program
provides payments to produc-
ers when crop revenues are
less than the crop guarantee.
The SURE Program payment
is equal to 60 percent of the
difference between the crop
guarantee and revenue.
To determine the guarantee
and revenue for the SURE
Program, all crops on all
farms for a producer are in-
cluded in the calculation.
Payments under the SURE
Program are limited to
To be eligible for the 2011
SURE Program, producers
must have crop insurance on
all insurable crops. For crops
that are not covered by crop
insurance such as pumpkins
and vegetables, producers
must have purchased Non-In-
sured Crop Disaster Assis-
tance Program (NAP) cover-
age at FSA. The Crop Insur-
ance and NAP purchase re-
quirement is waived for crops
that are not economically sig-
nificant to the farming opera-
tion. In addition, to be eligi-
ble the producer must have at
least one crop with a 10 per-
cent production loss. This
means you may qualify for a
SURE payment even if you
did not have a big enough
loss to qualify for a crop in-
surance loss payment.
For more information con-
cerning the 2011 SURE pro-
gram or other Farm Service
Agency programs, contact
our office at 952-442-2106
ext. 2 or visit the Farm Serv-
ice Agency website at
New FSA Micro
Loan Program
The Farm Service Agency
(FSA) developed the Mi-
croloan (ML) program to bet-
ter serve the unique financial
operating needs of beginning,
niche and the smallest of
family farm operations.
The program will operate
similar to the Operating Loan
program but will include re-
duced requirements for mana-
gerial experience and loan se-
curity, as well as reduced pa-
perwork. The microloan pro-
gram can be used for such ex-
penses as annual crop inputs,
marketing and distribution
expenses, purchase of live-
stock and equipment, and
minor farm improvements
such as wells and coolers. El-
igible applicants may obtain a
microloan for up to $35,000.
The repayment term may
vary and will not exceed
seven years. Annual operat-
ing loans are repaid within 12
months of when the agricul-
tural commodities produced
are sold. Interest rates will be
the same as the regular Oper-
ating Loan rates.
Payment Eligibility Rules
All payment eligibility and
payment limitation provi-
sions, including AGI limita-
tions, are extended for the
2013 crop year, program year,
and fiscal year.
All rules and requirements
effective for 2012 program
payments and benefits are ap-
plicable to eligible recipients
of 2013 program payment
and benefits. This includes
the requirements of actively
engaged in farming, cash-rent
tenant, substantive change,
minor child, and spousal pro-
visions. Payments will con-
tinue to be limited by direct
attribution to person and legal
Additional information on
payment limitations is avail-
able at FSA county offices or
online at: www.fsa.usda.gov
Dates To Remember
Feb. 28 - MILC relief peri-
od deadline
March 15 - NAP applica-
tion closing deadline for
spring-seeded annual crops
and perennial forage pasture
March 25 - Hispanic and
women farmers and ranchers
claims deadline
April 1 - Last day to apply
for 2012 small grain com-
modity loan
May 31 - Last day to apply
for 2012 corn or soybean
A ribbon cutting ceremony
and open house was recently
held at the United Farmers
Cooperative (UFC) Ag Serv-
ice Center in Gaylord.
Approximately 250 people
attended the open house, ac-
cording to Manager Stacey
“Bones” Rettmann.
“We want to be here and
service everybody, ” said
After the demolition of the
smaller office space, con-
struction on the 48’ X 48’ ad-
dition began last September,
Rettmann said.
The site of the former Ag
Land Co-op, it was closed for
a few years after Ag Land
Co-op and UFC merged on
Jan. 1, 2006. The Gaylord
center was reopened two
years ago, but there was not
enough room or privacy to
deal with customers and have
a show room. The new addi-
tion was constructed onto the
former fertilizer building,
Rettmann explained.
There will be seven em-
ployees in the new office.
Throughout the year, there
will be five to 12 other em-
ployees working on jobs, de-
pending upon the season.
Rettmann, who is the Gay-
lord location and manager/-
grain leg system design and
sales, has been employed by
UFC for 11 years. He grew
up in the Brownton area and
now lives in Winthrop.
Gary Wentzloff is returning
to Gaylord to handle agrono-
my needs, just as he has in
the past. Wentzloff and dis-
trict sales managers Bob
Nielsen and Gary Wills can
assist area farmers with plan-
ning of their fertilizer and
UFC’s main LP service de-
partment will be based in
Gaylord. Dennis Busse, an
LP technician, will be the
head of the operation and will
be focused on LP mainte-
nance. For delivery needs of
LP, customers should call the
corporate office in Winthrop.
Small LP tanks can be filled
at the c-store.
Eric Bates will handle the
machinery sales including
Gehl skid steer, tillage gravity
boxes and grain carts. The
new show room is large
enough so customers can see
what they want to purchase.
The business, which is a
one-stop shop for UFC cus-
tomers, is located along
Highway 19 just west of Gay-
Ribbon cutting ceremony, open house is
held at UFC Ag Service Center in Gaylord
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Church News
By Gail Gilman-Waldner
Your confined-to-home
(or assisted living or nurs-
ing home) parent just wants
to have fun. You are fo-
cused on their safety, fi-
nances, medical treatment,
medications, privacy, nutri-
tion and therapy. You busy
yourself with monitoring
their progress (or decline)
and doing everything in
your power to keep them
comfortable. You worry
about their reduced energy
level, increasing fatigue,
physical weakness and vari-
able mental status. But do
you know how important it
is for them to just have fun?
To laugh deeply, live in the
moment, to briefly not be
just old and frail, to forget
So what can you do?
Perhaps you are thinking
they can’t do that much, but
you might be surprised at
all the options. Too often
thoughtful families accom-
modate so much to their se-
nior’s weakening state that
they overlook how much
they can do and enjoy.
While it’s good to try to
bring the world to them
with visits, letters, phone
calls and email, it’s also im-
portant and possible to keep
bringing them out in the
world. It may involve more
work for you transporting
walker or wheelchair, as-
sisting in/out of cars and
doors, walking slowly, ne-
gotiating steps carefully,
finding bathrooms, keeping
him/her dry, warm (or
cool). Be prepared for a
different pace and smaller
Mini-Field Trips
Seniors look forward to
having a day out, but as
they age, they don’t have
the stamina or mobility for
trips to fascinating muse-
ums, over-stimulating casi-
nos, monster malls, giant
sports stadiums, wooded
parks, loud modern restau-
rants, etc. They might be
able to go out for only an
hour or two. Here are some
ideas for short outings:
• A simple trip to the su-
permarket with its colorful
flowers, fanciful balloons,
acres of fresh, bright pro-
duce, bakery smells, ener-
getic families with huge
• A short trip to a local
antique shop. While there
you can reminisce about the
glassware or furniture.
• A trip to a small local
department store just before
a special season such as
Valentine’s Day, St.
Patrick’s Day, Easter,
Fourth of July, Thanksgiv-
ing or Christmas is a fun
way to get into the spirit of
the season. You could take
time to enjoy the lights, per-
fume, fashions and seasonal
• Visit a nearby jewelry
or other favorite store to
just to look or buy for them-
selves or buy gifts for fami-
ly or friends.
• An afternoon drive
looking at former or new
neighborhoods and other
community building proj-
ects or developments, local
cemeteries or parks.
• Check out a local a quilt
shop for a former quilter, a
hardware store for the ar-
dent handyman, the library,
bakery, family style restau-
rant, plant store or flower
Fun At Home
You don’t have to go out
to have fun. Opportunities
are right there in their home
(or facility) to have fun and
fight boredom.
Stage a sing-along to
his/her favorite music. Play
the music loud and clear.
Get all dressed up and
take some photo portraits
and use them for family
Rent/borrow movies for
slow afternoons – old ones,
funny ones, scary ones.
Have a deck of cards on
hand and play the old famil-
iar games such as gin
rummy, hearts, war.
Scrabble is great fun with
Keep a puzzle going if
you have a spare tabletop.
People coming in always
get engaged and stay to
Get out of the room.
Visit other residents, attend
sing-alongs, presentations,
craft sessions, chair exercis-
es, lunch groups.
Pull out a family album.
Get them to identify the
older ones you may have
forgotten and take notes or
audiotape the stories you
hear. Family photos trigger
floods of memories.
Pick a theme for the week
or month. Decorate his/her
room and door. It will
bring people in to check it
out and or conversation.
Rearrange furniture and
pictures just for stimulation.
Order in or pick up some
favorite foods that aren’t on
the regular menu such as
hot dogs or milkshakes.
Manicures and pedicures
are a special treat too.
Have candy for drop-in
guests and gifts for visitors.
Think about birthday and
holiday gifts and ‘shop’ on
Make up a Christmas,
holiday or birthday wish list
from the web and send it to
family members. Think
about what your loved one
has always enjoyed, listen
to what they talk about to
gather gift ideas.
If you would like more
information on “Creating
Fun for Caregivers and
Frail Seniors” feel free to
contact Gail Gilman-Wald-
ner, Family Life Consultant,
M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Profes-
sor Emeritus – University
of Minnesota at
Creating fun for caregivers and frail seniors
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 23: 8:00
a.m. A-Men men’s group.
Sunday, February 24: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:10 a.m.
Sunday school. 6:30 p.m. Mar-
riage video series.
Wednesday, February 27: 7:00
p.m. Confirmation; choir
Thursday, February 28: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Worship
on cable TV. 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 24: 10:00
a.m. Worship. 10:20 a.m. Sunday
school (Preschool to 6th).
Wednesday, February 27: 7:00
p.m. Lenten worship.
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
Parsonage 507-647-3739
Friday, February 22: Meals on
Sunday, February 24: 9:30
a.m. Worship. 10:45 a.m. Sun-
day school.
Monday, February 25: 5:00
p.m. exercise.
Wednesday, February 27: 9:00
a.m. Prayer coffee. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 28: 9:30
a.m. Women’s Bible study.
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Friday, February 22: No
school. MLC basketball tourna-
Saturday, February 23: MLC
basketball tournament.
Sunday, February 24: 8:45
a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m.
Family Bible study. 10:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion. MLC
basketball tournament. 6:30 p.m.
Youth group meeting.
Monday, February 25: 7:30
p.m. Mission Society. Food taken
to food shelves.
Tuesday, February 26: 3:45
p.m. Public school confirmation
class. 6:00 p.m. Counting com-
mittee. 7:00 p.m. Daily Bible
Wednesday, February 27: 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; Finance Board.
Thursday, February 28: 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
Sunday, February 24: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service.
Wednesday, February 27: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes. 8:00
p.m. Youth Focused.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, February 22: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar). 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Jump for Joy (Mar).
Saturday, February 23: 9:30
a.m. First Reconciliation (Mar).
5:00 p.m.Mass (Mar).
Sunday, February 24: 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). No “Faith on Fire” Bible
study (Mic).
Monday, February 25: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre); Word and Com-
munion (Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and
AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, February 26: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar).
Wednesday, February 27: 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 (Mar and
Mic). 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Stations
of the Cross/Jr. and Sr. high reli-
gious education (Mic).
Thursday, February 28: 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 24: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:45 a.m. Fel-
lowship. 10:30 a.m. Worship.
Monday, February 25: 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quilting.
Tuesday, February 26: 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quilting.
Wednesday, February 27: 6:00
p. m. Community meal at St.
Paul’s. 7:00 p.m. Service.
Thursday, February 28: 7:00
a.m. Men’s/Boys’ Lenten break-
fast at St. Michael’s. 7:15 p.m.
Men’s fellowship.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Sunday, February 24: 9:00 a.m.
Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship
with Holy Communion. Potluck
dinner. Ladies Aid meeting.
Tuesday, February 26: 6:00
p.m. Supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten
Thursday, February 28: 5:30
p.m. Deadline for bulletin infor-
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, February 24: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service.
Choir practice after worship.
Tuesday, February26: 8 p.m.
Dartball at Mayer.
Wednesday, February 27: 6
p.m. Confirmation class. 7:30
p.m. Lenten service.
Thursday, February 28: Harbor
Bible Study, 10:15 a.m.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Green Isle
Friday, February 22: 10:00
a.m. Deadline for Sunday bul-
Sunday, February 24: 7:45 a.m.
Worship with Communion. Pas-
tor Bob Hines. 9:00 a.m. Sunday
Wednesday, February 27: 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 Bethesda
Lutheran Homes and Services.
Thursday, February 28: Pri-
vate Communions.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, February 24: 8:15
a.m. Sunday school. 9:30 a.m.
Worship service.
Monday, February 25: 6 p.m
Guild pot luck, meeting & prayer
Wednesday, February 27: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Junior
Bell Choir. 6:00 p.m. Lenten sup-
per. 7:00 p.m. Lenten worship.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, February 24: 8:00 a.m.
Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship. 10:00
a.m. Sunday school and fellow-
Tuesday, February 26: 6:00 to
7:00 p.m. TOPS in church base-
Wednesday, February 27: 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 28: 9:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service
on cable TV.
Green Isle Township
Friday, February 22: 10:00
a.m. Deadline for Sunday bul-
Sunday, February 24: 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary worship.
Wednesday, February 27: 3:45
p. m. Confirmation at Peace
Lutheran, Arlington. 5:00 p.m.
Lenten service at St. Paul’s. 6:00
p.m. potluck lunch. 6:30 to 7:30
p. m. Wednesday school for
grades 1 to 5 at St. Paul’s. Lenten
offering for Bethesda Lutheran
Homes and Services.
Thursday, February 28: Pri-
vate Communions.
Christian & Missionary
Ben Lane, Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Thursday, February 21: 7:00
p. m. Women’s Bible study of
Ephesians. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible
study of Luke at Oak Terrace
Nursing Home community room.
Friday, February 22: 7:00 p.m.
Crazy Love study at the Lane’s.
Saturday, February 23: 9 a.m.
Cleaning Party.
Sunday, February 24: 10:00
a.m. Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship
service. 6:30 p. m. Women’s
Prayer Gathering
Wednesday, February 6: 7:00
to 8:30 p.m. REACH youth group
at Creekside.
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