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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 127 • Number 31 • Thursday, February 28, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
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Motorists on Highway 5 in
Arlington will no longer need
to stop at the intersection
with Main Street after Mon-
day, March 4, according to
the Minnesota Department of
Transportation (Mn/DOT).
However, cross traffic or mo-
torists on Main Street will
need to heed a stop sign be-
fore entering the intersection
when it is clear.
The evaluation and poten-
tial removal of the signal is to
improve traffic flow and safe-
ty. Current and forecasted
traffic is not high enough to
warrant the signal at Highway
5 and Main Street that has
been in place for at least 30
years, according to MnDOT
Replacing the signal with
through-stop control (a two-
way stop) is expected to re-
duce the frequency and sever-
ity of crashes, based on crash
records from other urban
through-stop controlled inter-
sections on the state highway
system. It is believed that
through-stop controlled inter-
sections have fewer crashes
because motorists are re-
quired to be attentive and ac-
tively look for a safe gap in
traffic, rather than relying on
a traffic signal indication that
does not tell the motorist if it
is safe to enter the intersec-
As part of the proposed re-
moval of the signal, MnDOT
is currently working with the
City of Arlington on the
placement of pedestrian-acti-
vated flashing warning signs
to facilitate the crossing of
Highway 5.
Crews from the Minnesota
Department of Transportation
will cover the signal lights on
Monday, March 4 and add the
following signs:
• Traffic Control Change
Ahead – on all four approach-
es (Hwy 5 and Main Street)
• Stop Signs with flashing
LED lights – on both Main
Street approaches
• Cross traffic does not stop
– on both Main Street ap-
proaches, below the stop
• Temporary pedestrian
crossing signs – on the
northerly Hwy 5 approach
• MnDOT will be evaluat-
ing the traffic operations of
the revised intersection over a
90- day period. If during the
evaluation no adverse traffic
impacts are observed by
MnDOT, then the signal will
be removed as part of the
Highway 5 resurfacing proj-
ect scheduled for this sum-
mer. The removal of the sig-
nal would result in cost sav-
ings to both the City of Ar-
lington and MnDOT.
Signal light in Arlington to be deactivated March 4
By Kurt Menk
A digital projection system
with seven-speaker surround
sound is now featured at the
Lido Theater in downtown
Owners Stan and Carol
Batten recently purchased the
new state-of-the-art equip-
ment for $76,900.
The couple received word
from their agent about two
years ago that movie compa-
nies would be ending film in
the summer of 2013. Stan and
Carol had a choice to either
close the theater or purchase
the new system.
“We didn’t want to close
the door so we thought we
should purchase the new sys-
tem,” said Carol.
Stan laughed, “If we didn’t
convert to digital, we would
be showing our slides from
He added that, “The new
system cost more than the
original cost to buy the the-
The equipment for the sys-
tem started to arrive over a
four-month period and took
four days to install and test.
Carol received only one
day of training along with a
“manual that looks like an
LA phone book,” said Stan.
Was Carol nervous about
only one day of training?
“Oh, you bet. ” I was real
nervous,” she said.
Carol has four pages of
steps to follow when she
downloads hard drive into the
On a brighter note, the cou-
ple has a technician on call
Monster, Inc. was the first
movie shown using the new
digital projection system at
the Lido Theater on Friday
night, Feb. 15.
The evening, according to
the couple, went without a
There are many benefits to
the digital projection system
compared to the old 35 mil-
limeter platter system, ac-
cording to Stan and Carol.
The new system features
automatic focus and framing.
There is a 3,000 watt bulb
which makes for a brighter
picture. There is also quad
track digital sound. Seven
speakers, three on each side
of the 295-seat theater and
one behind the screen, are
featured compared to one.
There are no scratches and
splices in the movies. The
current movies are much
faster than the old film for-
mat. There is a much broader
range of titles and material
which enable film archives to
be shown if desired. The solid
state projection equipment
runs much more quietly with
virtually no moving parts.
There is also automatic start
and shutdown. In addition,
the new studio contracts will
enable the Lido Theater to
participate in more national
openings of feature films.
With the purchase and in-
stallation of the digital pro-
jection system, Stan and
Carol have increased ticket
prices from $4 to $5 for chil-
dren and $5 to $6. 50 for
The admission price, the
couple said, is still the lowest
around and they do not fore-
see another increase in the fu-
“These ticket prices will re-
main for a long time,” said
The couple is also quick to
point out that the concession
stand has popcorn and candy
which starts at $1 and drinks
which start at $1.50.
Stan and Carol, who pur-
chased the Lido Theater in
April of 1998, are also proud
to exclaim, “We use real but-
ter on our popcorn.”
The couple is also very
happy about its website
which is coordinated by web-
master and local resident Dan
Hislop at lidotheaterarling-
Stan said 40 percent of the
independent theaters across
the nation have closed or will
close due to the ending of
film. He further commented
that there will be about 10
single screen independents
left in Minnesota once film is
The Lido Theater, thanks to
the recent purchase and in-
stallation of a digital projec-
tion system with seven-
speaker surround sound, will
be one of those few remain-
ing single screen independent
theaters in Minnesota.
Digital projection, surround sound is
featured at Lido Theater in Arlington
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Owners Stan and Carol Batten are pictured by the new state-of-
the-art digital projection system at the Lido Theater in down-
town Arlington.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Dr. Lyle Rud
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, at its most recent regular
meeting, unanimously ap-
proved a motion to approve
the position profile, wage
scale and hiring schedule for
the open city administrator
The salary range was set at
between $60,000 to $80,000
with exceptional benefits.
The deadline for applica-
tions is Friday, March 15.
Candidates will be present-
ed and the selection of final-
ists will be held on Monday,
April 1.
The City Council will inter-
view finalists on Friday, April
19 and Saturday, April 20.
The City Council hopes to
hire the new city administra-
tor sometime in May or June.
In other business, City
Council member Galen Wills
reported that a proposal from
Tuchtenhagen Construction,
Arlington, will save the city
about $2,500 on the City
Services/Tech Center Reno-
vation Project.
The City Council will hold
its next regular meeting at
6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4.
Arlington City Council approves position profile,
wage scale, hiring schedule for city administrator
By Kurt Menk
Dr. Lyle Rud has reported
that the Arlington Animal
Clinic will be sold to the
Minnesota Valley Veterinary
Services effective Friday,
March 1.
Dr. Rud will continue to
work for the new business on
a part-time basis as needed
for up to one year.
The veterinarians have
worked part-time with Dr.
Rud for two years.
“I feel very comfortable
selling to them and continu-
ing the tradition of the Ar-
lington Animal Clinic,” said
Dr. Rud.
Dr. Rud and his wife,
Betty, both grew up on farms
near Pelican Rapids and “re-
ally enjoyed the lifestyle.”
During his third year in
chemistry at Moorhead State
College, a professor called
Dr. Rud into his office. The
professor said, “Lyle, you are
a very good chemistry stu-
dent, but your handwriting is
so bad that you will not be
able to explain what you are
doing to anyone.”
A light bulb flashed in his
head and Dr. Rud thought,
“No one expects to read what
a medical doctor writes. I’ve
seen their prescriptions and it
looks a lot like my writing.
So Dr. Rud decided he
would pursue medicine. He
applied to medical school in
1965, but Congress passed
Medicare and he knew he did
not want to work in rural
America under that system.
He then decided to apply to
the Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Rud was later accepted,
but he needed to pay $10 to
have his spot reserved.
“We were not so sure this
was what we really wanted,
and for us, $10 would be a lot
to lose if I decided not to go,”
said Dr. Rud. “Betty’s mother
said, ‘Here is the $10 and if
you don’t go, you don’t have
to pay it back.’”
Dr. Rud added, “We don’t
know if we ever paid her
back. It was the best Valen-
tine’s Day gift Betty and I
ever received together.”
In 1970, Dr. Rud, along
with his wife, Betty, and their
son, Jeff, were looking for a
new home which could be a
permanent fixture for the
Their first visit with Dr.
Ken and Jan Schulte went
well, Dr. Rud recalled.
“They took us out for din-
ner at the Coachlight Inn
along with some Arlington
residents and farmers,” Dr.
Rud said. “We felt very wel-
The Rud family came back
to town two weeks later and
toured the community.
By the end of the day, with
what the Arlington State
Bank called “creative financ-
ing,” the Rud family pur-
chased their new home where
the couple still resides today.
Dr. Rud recalled that he
started work on June 28,
1970. Within two weeks, Dr.
Schulte and his family went
on a much needed two-week
Dr. Rud, at that time,
thought, “How can he trust
me with only two weeks of
The week, he said, went
Dr. Rud
Continued on page 5
Arlington Animal Clinic will
be sold on March 1 to the
MN Valley Veterinary Services
Birth Announcement
Sibley East Elementary
Principal Mari Lu Martens, a
member of the Minnesota El-
ementary School Principals’
Association (MESPA), is one
of three finalists for Minneso-
ta 2013 National Distin-
guished Principal (NDP).
This marks the 30th year
MESPA and the National As-
sociation of Elementary
School Principals (NAESP)
have presented the presti-
gious award which has the
corporate sponsorship from
“At the helm of every suc-
cessful school is a successful
principal,” said Gail Connel-
ly, NAESP executive director.
“Our National Distinguished
Principals program provides
us with an opportunity to rec-
ognize the outstanding lead-
ership of these principals and
their commitment to creating
successful learning communi-
ties. Because of them, stu-
dents thrive academically,
teachers grow professionally,
and communities are
The National Distinguished
Principals (NDP) program
was established in 1984 to
recognize elementary and
middle level principals who
set high standards for instruc-
tion, student achievement,
character, and climate for the
students, families, and staffs
in their learning communi-
ties. The program is based on
three fundamental ideas:
• Children’s attitudes to-
ward learning and their per-
ceptions of themselves as
lifelong learners are estab-
lished in the beginning school
• The scope and quality of
children’s educational experi-
ences are determined primari-
ly by the school principal,
who establishes, through the
important work of teachers
and the support of caring par-
ents, the character of a partic-
ular school’s program.
• The dedication and enthu-
siasm of the outstanding
princpals who guide chil-
dren’s early education experi-
ences should be acknowl-
edged to both show apprecia-
tion for their work as well as
to allow them to serve as
models for others in the field.
The NDP program is de-
signed to recognize the out-
standing leadership of active,
on-line princiapals. Criteria
established by the NAESP re-
quire that the individual:
• Is a practicing principal
with at least five years expe-
rience in the principalship.
• Plans to continue as a
practicing principal.
• Demonstrates evidence of
outstanding contributions to
the community and to the ed-
ucation profession.
• Leads a school that is
clearly committed to excel-
• Leads a school that has
programs designed to meet
the academic and social needs
of all students.
• Leads a school that has
firm ties to parents and the
Each year, NDPs represent
PreK-8th grade public
schools from all across the
country as well as principals
in U.S. private schools and
those from the United States
Departments of Defense Of-
fice of Educational Activity
and the United States Depart-
ment of State Office of Over-
seas Schools, Public school
elementary and middle-level
principals are nominated by
peers in their state, and final
selections are made by com-
mittees appointed by each of
NAESP’s state affiliate of-
Martens was nominated by
peers from her Southwest
MESPA division led by
Pamela Kirsch (division pres-
ident and principal, New
Ulm) and received strong ref-
erences from parents, peers
and supervisors. On Feb. 5,
her nomination, letters of ref-
erence, written application,
and a short video highlighting
the students in her school,
were reviewed by a statewide
selection committee incuding
MESPA’s 12 division presi-
dents; the most recent NDP,
Jon Millerhagen of Bloom-
ington; and Mark French,
MESPA NAESP State Repre-
sentative and selection com-
mittee chair. On May 3,
Martens and the other two fi-
nalists will be interviewed
and the committee will deter-
mine the 2013 Minnesota Na-
tional Distinguished Princi-
In addition to Martens, fi-
nalists for the honor are
Donna Montgomery, princi-
pal of Gatewood Elementary
School, Hopkins Public
Schools; and Lillie Pang,
principal of Hale Community
School, Minneapolis Public
Elementary Principal Mari Lu Martens finalist
for Minnesota National Distinguished Principal
Mari Lu Martens
Daniel and Ida Johnson,
Arlington, announce the birth
of their daughter, Taylor
Signe DeeAnn, who was
born at the Immanuel St.
Joseph’s Hospital, Mankato,
at 8:06 a.m. Thursday, Feb.
7. Taylor weighed six
pounds, 15. 8 ounces and
measured 21 inches.
Taylor is welcomed home
by her big brother, Tyler, 7.
The grandparents are Greg
and Rhonda Wendinger, St.
Peter, and Lee and Janice
Johnson, New Ulm.
Taylor Johnson
March is Minnesota
FoodShare Food Drive
Month, according to Sib-
ley County FoodShare
Acting Coordinator Max-
ine McPherson.
The Minnesota Food-
Share and the Sibley
County FoodShare are
joining together to collect
food and money.
Every contribution of
food or money received
during the month is count-
ed, weighed and reported
to the Minnesota Food-
Share. That organization
will then match a percent-
age of the total donations
to provide even more re-
sources. All contributions
donated in Sibley County
will stay in Sibley County.
County residents can
make contributions indi-
vidually or through their
church or civic organiza-
Some of the items that
are needed include pan-
cake mix and syrup, cere-
al, peanut butter, canned
meat and fish, jelly, cook-
ing oil, dried beans, pasta,
macaroni and cheese,
canned fruits and vegeta-
bles, paper towels, tissues,
baby food, toothpaste,
handsoap, sugar, cake
mixes, fruit juices,
spaghetti sauce, beef stew
and crackers.
The food shelf is open
from 2 p. m. to 6 p. m.
Mondays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to
11 a.m. on the first and
third Fridays of the month.
The address is 111 Indus-
trial Avenue South, Gay-
lord. The phone number is
March is food drive month
Students at the Green Isle
Community School, during
the month of February, col-
lected donations as part of the
22nd annual Pennies for Pa-
tients program to benefit The
Leukemia & Lymphoma soci-
ety (LLS). Students, who
each contributed a little,
learned together as they
counted the money and the
total was an amazing $302!
The homerooms competed
in a penny war with Lindsai
Muench’s homeroom taking
first place.
“I am so incredibly proud
of our students,” said Mary
Menne, Director at Green Isle
Community School. “Blood
cancer affects many people
including my father so watch-
ing our students and staff
give to help children and oth-
ers battling blood cancer was
very moving.”
“These students serve as an
example to all of us through
their commitment to helping
others,” said Kelly Fegley,
campaign director at LLS.
“Their efforts will help local
patients and their families
along funding blood cancer
research at the University of
Minnesota and the Mayo
Leukemia is the most com-
mon cancer in children and
young adults less than 20
years old. An estimated
1,012,533 Americans are liv-
ing with a blood cancer, and
every four minutes, someone
new is diagnosed. Since
1992, $7.5 million has been
raised locally by thousands of
pre-kindergarten, elementary,
middle, high school and col-
lege students.
For information regarding
local programs and services
of the Minnesota Chapter
serving Minnesota, North
Dakota and South Dakota,
call 888-220-4440 or visit
GICS is making change to beat cancer
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
The Sibley East School
Board approved the 2013-14
school calendar at the regular
monthly meeting on Tuesday,
Feb. 19.
The meeting was held on
Tuesday due to the Presi-
dent’s Day Holiday.
Superintendent John Lan-
genbrunner explained that
due to the way the Christmas
and New Year’s holidays fall
in the middle of the week,
students and staff will have
two full weeks off rather than
being in class for one or two
days before or after the holi-
The winter break will start
Monday, Dec. 23 with stu-
dents returning to class on
Monday Jan. 6, 2014.
The first day of the 2013-
14 school year for students in
grades 7-12 will be Tuesday,
Sept. 3. Students in kinder-
garten through sixth grade
will start on Thursday, Sept.
The Education Minnesota
(formely MEA) break will be
Wednesday, Oct. 16 (SE staff
in-service) through Friday,
Oct. 18.
A three-day Thanksgiving
break will begin Wednesday,
Nov. 27.
Martin Luther King Day on
Jan. 20, 2014 will be a work
day for staff with no school
for students.
President’s Day on Feb. 17,
2014 school will be closed
with a staff in-service and no
class on Friday, Feb. 21,
Easter break will be Thurs-
day, April 17, 2014, through
Monday, April 21, 2014.
There will be no school on
Memorial Day, Monday, May
26, 2014.
On the calendar there are
also four early out days
scheduled for teacher in-ser-
vice. Those dates are Friday,
Sept. 27, Friday, Nov. 1, Fri-
day Dec. 6, and Friday,
March 28, 2014.
The last day of class for
students will be Tuesday,
June 3, 2014.
With the two-week winter
break, no spring break has
been scheduled. The district,
in the past, has scheduled a
spring break on an every
other year basis to coincide
with the band and choir trip.
At the time the calendar
was approved, plans for the
music trip had not been final-
The calendar includes a
total of 182 teacher contract
days, 173 being instructional
days, with nine non-instruc-
tional days.
In other business, the
• Approved the February
2013 bills and payments to-
taling $1,043,281.17.
• Accepted the resignation
of Doug Flieth as seventh
grade football coach.
• Hired Janice Lehmkuhl as
a paraprofessional effective
Jan. 22, 2013, and Hanna
Miller as a special education
paraprofessional effective
Feb. 19, 2013.
• Approved the leave of ab-
sence for Michelle Brueske,
junior high math teacher,
starting approximately April
17 through the end of the
school year.
• Approved the renewal of
the environmental consulting
agreement between Sibley
East and Harbo Consulting
Agency, Lake Crystal, from
July 1, 2013 through June 30,
The annual amount of the
contract is around $18,900.
• Approved the 2013-14
district integration
program/budget plan as pro-
posed by the Integration
Planning Committee in the
amount of $183,000 contin-
gent on renewal of the pro-
The money for this pro-
gram is from the state and is
at no cost to the district.
• Accepted donations with
much appreciation from the
Arlington Area Chamber of
Commerce in the amount of
$50 to the Sibley East Choir
for caroling at the Arli Dazzle
and $210 to the Sibley East
video productions class, Sib-
ley East Booster Club in the
amount of $1,164 toward the
purchase of rubber bumper
plates (weights) for the Ar-
lington campus weight room,
Arlington Baseball Associa-
tion in the amount of $3,500
towards the purchase of a
The next Sibley East
School Board meeting will be
held on Monday, March 18 at
6:30 p.m. at the Arlington
Two full weeks of
Christmas vacation
for Sibley East
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 28, 2013, page 2
The Arlington
402 W. Alden St.
P.O. Box 388
Arlington, MN 55307
52 Weeks a Year!
On March 1, 2013, the Arlington Animal Clinic
will be sold to the Minnesota Valley Veterinary
Services, LeSueur.
I want to wish the staff the best and thank them
for the professional services they have provided
to me these past two years.
I would also like to thank all of my clients for
your patronage over the past 42 years. Betty and I
are planning an Appreciation Open House the
evening of April 19 at the Arlington Community
Center, beginning at 5 p.m.
Lyle W. Rud, DVM
Thank You
Saturday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Henderson Event Center
Music by the
Dakota Ramblers
to the wrestlers & coaches of the
Sibley East Wrestling team on a great
season. Good luck in the state tournament.
We are proud of you!
Sibley East Booster Club
Friday, March 1: Arlington Veteran’s Organiza-
tion’s Steak Fry, Veteran’s building at fairgrounds,
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4: Arlington City Council, council
chambers, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5: Arlington Garden Club, 7:30
Wednesday, March 6: Knights of Columbus, St.
Mary’s Parish hall, 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 7: Arlington Ambulance Serv-
ice, 7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256
Fax (507) 964-5550
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The Minnesota Court of
Appeals has denied the ap-
peal of a former pastor from
rural Gibbon found guilty of
molesting a 16-year-old for-
eign exchange student, ac-
cording to the KNUJ Radio
David E. Radtke, who now
lives in Kansas, was convict-
ed of third degree criminal
sexual conduct last year for
inappropriately touching the
girl while she stayed in his
Radtke argued to the ap-
peals court that the girl said
the assault happened while
she was dreaming, and that a
confession he made to Wis-
consin Police should have
been suppressed at trial.
The court disagreed, and
the conviction was upheld.
Radtke was sentenced to 180
days in jail and 15 years of
supervised probation for the
crime. He was also ordered to
complete 200 hours of com-
munity service and register as
a predatory offender. In addi-
tion, he is prohibited from
possessing pornography and
may have no contact with
persons under 18 while on
Former pastor loses his appeal
Submitted Photo
A Day In The Life Of A Dog
Arlington residents Ed and Julie Warweg may
never trust their dog, Loki, with a certain rela-
tive in the future. The relative, while recently
watching the golden retriever, decided to
dress up the dog to look like Ed.
By Kurt Menk
The State of Minnesota
Court of Appeals, on Mon-
day, Feb. 25, affirmed a year
old decision by the Honor-
able Thomas G. McCarthy
which denied former Gaylord
resident Kevin Jones post
conviction relief.
Jones, who filed the peti-
tion, asserted two claims of
ineffective assistance of
counsel. Jones claimed his
privately hired defense coun-
sel, Jeffery Degree, failed to
communicate a written offer
from the state to settle the
case for a 48-moth prison
sentence. Jones also claimed
Degree failed to adequately
provide competent represen-
tation through his conduct in
the course of trial prepara-
Jones, who was terminated
as the Sibley East transporta-
tion director in late December
of 2008, was originally
charged with five counts of
first degree criminal sexual
conduct in Sibley County
District Court durng late Oc-
tober of 2008. The charges
were in connection with a
then alleged sexual relation-
ship between Jones and a
then 15-year-old female stu-
Jones was also charged
with one felony count of ha-
rassment -- violation of a re-
straining order/falsely imper-
sonating another person in
Sibley County District Court
during early March 2009.
Jones eventually pleaded
guilty to one count of first de-
gree criminal sexual conduct
in Sibley County District
Court on Monday, April 13,
2009. In addition, he also
pleaded guilty to an amended
misdemeanor charge of viola-
tion of an order for protection
at that time. In the plea agree-
ment, four counts of first de-
gree criminal sexual conduct
and one felony count of ha-
rassment -- violation of a re-
straining order/falsely imper-
sonating another person were
Jones was sentenced on a
charge of first degree crimi-
nal sexual conduct in Sibley
County District Court on
Wednesday, June 17, 2009.
Judge McCarthy, at that
time, convicted Jones of the
offense and sentenced him to
serve 144 months in state
prison. Jones must serve 96
months or eight years in
prison and then serve 48
months or four years of su-
pervised release. After that
point, Jones will serve ten
years of conditional release.
Jones, at that time, also ap-
peared at the same sentencing
hearing on a charge of misde-
meanor violation of a re-
straining order.
Judge McCarthy convicted
Jones of the offense and sen-
tenced him to a 90-day con-
current sentence.
Court of Appeals affirms earlier decision
to deny Kevin Jones post conviction relief
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
As reported in last
week’s Arlington Enter-
prise, the Sibley East
School Board approved a
three-year superintendent
contract with current high
school principal Jim Ams-
den on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
At the time the paper
went to press, the total ben-
efits package was not yet
available, but provided by
the district later in the
Amsden’s total salary
and benefits package for
the 2013-14 school year is
estimated at $153,526.90.
That includes a salary of
$115,000, $7049. 40 in
FICA (Federal Insurance
Contributions Act),
$1,667.50 for Medicare,
$8050 to the Teacher Re-
tirement Association
(TRA), $560 for life and
long term disability insur-
ance premiums, $18,000
for 100 percent family cov-
erage health insurance and
a $3,200 403b match.
The life and long term
disability insurance premi-
ums include $230,000 in
life insurance and $115,000
in long term disability in-
These figures are esti-
mates due to the fact that
the social security base
wage for 2014 and insur-
ance renewal rates for
2013-14 are not yet avail-
The estimates are based
on 6.2 percent on $113,700
for FICA, 1.45 percent for
Medicare, 7 percent to the
TRA and current insurance
Based on the same esti-
mates the total contract
amount for the 2014-15
school year is estimated to
be around $154,925.98 and
$156,050.10 for the 2015-
16 school year.
The contract is subject to
Amsden completing all re-
quirements to obtain a Min-
nesota Superintendents Li-
cense by June 30, 2013.
Amsden’s new contract is
effective on July 1, 2013
and will end on June 30,
New Sibley East superintendent’s total
compensation will exceed $150,000
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 28, 2013, page 3
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March is Minnesota
FoodShare Month
Our View: Food shelf donations
mean a little more in March
Guest Columns
A number of local and area residents are in need of
food on a consistent basis and the Sibley County Food
Shelf is doing all it can to meet that demand.
According to Sibley County Food Shelf Coordinator
Yvonne O’Brien, there were 2,529 visits to the facility
in Gaylord during 2012. Overall, there was 164,741
pounds of food collected in 2012 which represented
96,144 meals.
The need, she said, has always been there and it has
increased significantly the last few years despite a
slowly recovering economy.
Local and area residents have always given generous-
ly to the Sibley County Food Shelf over the years. Do-
nations of food and money are always welcome during
any month of the year, but especially during March.
The Minneapolis Council of Churches, during March
every year, matches a certain percentage of donations to
food shelves across Minnesota.
In addition, the Feinstein Foundation also matches a
certain percentage of donations to food shelves in Min-
nesota during the months of March and April.
Local and area residents are encouraged to participate
in this food drive as a number of churches and civic or-
ganizations across Sibley County will collect food and
money donations in conjunction with March is Min-
nesota FoodShare Month. Residents can donate as indi-
viduals as well. The need is always there.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
March 1
In Memory Of Norma Tostenson,
Bob Zingsheim, Jay Rickert, Katie
Brau, and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Otto.
March 2
Anna Schwartz, Denise Bade and
Paul Koring.
March 3
Ashley St. John, and Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Maki.
March 4
Audrey Sickmann, Dave Felmlee,
Jessica Maki, Joe Berger, Nick
Krohn, Sharri Koch, Terry Klages,
Will Thomes Burnevik, and Mr. and
Mrs. John Trocke.
March 5
Tanya Liebl, and Mr. and Mrs.
Ellerd Mathwig.
March 6
Brenda Eggert and Steve Goetsch.
March 7
In Memory Of Sandy Revier, April
Schmidt, Doug Johnson, Emily Mc-
Carthy, Madison Rechtzigel and
Zachary Garza.
A preacher dies, and when he gets
to heaven, he sees a New York cab
driver who has more crowns. He
says to an angel, “I don't get it. I de-
voted my whole life to my congrega-
The angel says, “We reward re-
sults. Did your congregation always
pay attention when you gave a ser-
The preacher says, “Once in a
while someone fell asleep.”
The angel says, “Right. And
when people rode in this guy's
taxi, they not only stayed awake,
but they usually prayed!”
At a high school, a group of stu-
dents played a prank: they let three
goats loose inside the school.
But before turning them loose,
they painted numbers on the sides of
the goats: 1, 2, and 4.
School administrators spent
most of the day looking for num-
ber 3.
A minister announced that admis-
sion to a church social event would
be six dollars per person. “However,
if you're over 65,” he said, “the price
will be only $5.50.”
From the back of the congrega-
tion, a woman's voice rang out,
“Do you really think I'd give you
that information for only 50
The owner of a priceless antiques
collection allowed a museum to ex-
hibit his treasures. The movers
packed the vases while the collector
hovered over them.
“Do be careful,” he cautioned one
burly mover. “That vase is nearly
two thousand years old.”
“Don't worry," the guy replied.
"I'll treat it like it was brand
Matt was on vacation in Atlantic
City, playing the slot machines. It
was his first time in a casino, and
wasn’t sure how the machines oper-
“Excuse me,” he said to a casino
employee. “How does this work?”
The worker showed him how to
insert a bill, hit the spin button, and
operate the release handle.
“And where does the money come
out?” asked Matt.
“Usually at the ATM.” replied
the casino employee.
Two confirmed bachelors sat talk-
ing and their conversation drifted
from politics to cooking.
“I got a cookbook once,” said one,
“but I could never do anything with
“Too much fancy work in it, eh?”
asked the other.
“You said it,” his friend replied.
“Every one of the recipes began
the same way - ‘Take a clean
The businessman dragged himself
home and barely made it to his chair
before he dropped, exhausted.
His sympathetic wife was right
there with a tall cool drink and a
comforting word.
“My, you look tired,” she said.
“You must have had a hard day
today. What happened to make you
so exhausted?”
“It was terrible,” her husband
said, “The computer broke down
and all of us had to do our own
By Lee H. Hamilton
Earlier this year, it seemed there
might be some hope for Capitol Hill
when Congress dealt easily with
raising the debt ceiling. But don’t let
that single episode fool you. As
President Obama and House Repub-
licans circle each other over the
forthcoming budget cuts known as
the “sequester,” it’s a reminder that
Congress and the White House have
a complicated legislative agenda
ahead — and that none of the items
on it will come easily.
We’ll get to the specifics in a mo-
ment, but two things need to be said
up front. The first is that despite
President Obama’s exhortations in
his State of the Union speech, major
policy changes will be difficult to
make. The Democrats may have in-
creased their margin in the Senate,
but the Republicans still control the
House. The ideological polarization
and apparently incompatible views
that marked dealings between the
two bodies show no sign of abating.
Significant policy initiatives are not
impossible, but it’s safest to have
subdued expectations.
Second, although rank-and-file
members seem more willing than in
the recent past to part with their cau-
cuses on high-profile votes, power
will continue to rest with the leader-
ship. Over the year ahead, the dy-
namic to watch will involve the cau-
cus leaders in both houses — ordi-
nary members may have some im-
pact on the margins, but they won’t
be the center of the action.
The big issue, of course, will con-
tinue to be the budget and fiscal af-
fairs. The major questions are: Can
we get our fiscal house in order?
Can we revive economic growth and
make the investments we need in
human and physical capital? And
can we figure out a reasonable way
to pay for the government we re-
quire — one that doesn’t need the
73,000 pages of rules and regula-
tions that burden our current tax
However Congress and the White
House proceed, it’s unlikely there
will be any “grand bargain.” Instead,
they are likely to make piecemeal
progress on the core issues: increas-
ing tax revenues and cutting spend-
ing on entitlements. Confrontations
over these matters will make it hard-
er to tackle other economic issues
that need addressing, such as how to
address the regulation of the biggest
banks and how to finance the infra-
structure that our economic growth
desperately needs.
Congress will also turn to health
care. As long as President Obama is
in office, his signature health plan
will not be repealed, but there will
almost certainly be fights over its
implementation and funding. The
big issue — how to control health-
care costs — will remain a center-
piece of the debate, but it is unclear
how it will get addressed.
On the other hand, there is unam-
biguous movement on immigration
reform. While Democrats have coa-
lesced around a comprehensive ap-
proach to the issue — which would
include ways of easing the stay of
highly skilled workers, a guest-
worker program, and a path to citi-
zenship for the 11 million illegal im-
migrants in the country — Republi-
cans have generally preferred tack-
ling specific issues separately.
The two sides can find common
ground, especially on high-skilled
workers. Possible citizenship, on the
other hand, will be much knottier to
resolve. So while the gridlock may
be easing, comprehensive reform of
our broken immigration system is
not assured.
You can also look for piece-by-
piece initiatives on gun control.
While the White House and some
members of Congress are looking
for wide-ranging legislation banning
assault weapons and high-capacity
magazines, others are focused on
specific proposals that can gain bi-
partisan support. Some members
with widely different views, for in-
stance, are coalescing around an ef-
fort to expand requirements for
background checks on gun sales.
Climate change, which gained na-
tional force last year with Hurricane
Sandy, is less likely to see congres-
sional action. Despite the certain
threat of rising seas and storm
surges, Congress seems unprepared
to get serious about it. Instead, as he
promised in the State of the Union,
if Congress cannot act the President
will take whatever steps he can by
executive order, as he just did with
There are drawbacks to this ap-
proach, but it is a reminder that
when Congress is able to act it re-
mains a player, and when it can’t, it
deals itself out of the policy picture.
Lee Hamilton is Director of the
Center on Congress at Indiana Uni-
versity. He was a member of the
U.S. House of Representatives for
34 years.
What’s ahead in Congress this year
80 Years Ago
March 2, 1933
Louis Kill, Editor
Work on the new filling station,
which is being constructed for Harvey
Kamps on the lot between the John
Luhring home and the railroad track is
progressing nicely, and the establish-
ment will be completed within a few
weeks. We understand the station will
handle the products of the Cities Serv-
ice Oil Co.
Starting with next week’s issue, The
Enterprise will begin an entirely new
department for the convenience of its
readers to be known as the “Swap” Col-
umn. Paid in advance subscribers of the
Enterprise may offer anything in trade
for something else that they can use
through this “swap” column free of
charge, but the articles must be
swapped even up and no money change
hands to get this offer.
Officials of the Minneapolis & St.
Louis Railroad Co. were here last week
Wednesday and met with a delegation
of local businessmen. The railroad men
gave out the information that they pro-
posed to make a drastic cut in the pas-
senger service on this division. We un-
derstand the railroad company’s plan
calls for the removal of the so-called
New Ulm train entirely and also the
midday passengers, leaving only one
passenger train each way daily.
60 Years Ago
February 26, 1953
Louis Kill, Editor
The question of school reorganiza-
tion for the Arlington area will be de-
cided at an election next Saturday, Feb-
ruary 28. All qualified voters of the area
may vote at this election. In order to
carry, the voting must be favorable in
each of two units - city and rural. The
Arlington district (No. 69) counts as
one unit and the rural districts included
in the proposed new district make up
the other unit. The Arlington area now
is the only remaining area in the county
to consider reorganization.
The Doherty Jewelry Store has re-
cently been enlarged and remodeled. A
work room in the rear has been added to
the main front room and the store is
now 18 feet deeper. The interior has
been entirely remodeled.
Dr. Phillip N. Pihlstrom, chiroprac-
tor, will locate in Arlington and has
rented office quarters on the second
floor of the Boehne building next to the
Lido Theater. He expects to have every-
thing in readiness to open his office
next Monday.
40 Years Ago
March 1, 1973
Val Kill, Editor
Region Two Teachers’ Conference of
Minnesota South of Missouri Synod
Education Association was held Friday,
February 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15
p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran School, Ar-
lington Township. Seventy-nine teach-
ers attended plus speakers, principals,
supervisors, etc. One hundred people at-
tended in all. St. John’s has 18 students
this year.
Denise Harjes, a sophomore at A-GI
High School and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Harjes of Green Isle, re-
cently won a trip to New York as a fi-
nalist in a Stitch Your Way to New York
sewing contest. Each entrant had to sub-
mit a colored photo of a garment she
sewed. There were 1,044 entrants and
out of these 25 semi-finalists were
picked. The semi-finalists each were re-
quired to send their garments to New
York City for judging. Denise sent a
coat she had made. Hers was one of six
picked for the final elimination. She
will receive a new Genie sewing ma-
chine from Singer, a basket of Talon no-
tions and a four-day trip to New York
accompanied by her mother.
20 Years Ago
March 4, 1993
Kurt Menk, Editor
The A-GI School Board, during a
special meeting Tuesday night, took ac-
tion on several proposed cost adjust-
ment recommendations for staff. Over-
all, 17 staff people from the elementary
and secondary schools were affected by
the individual resolutions adopted at the
meeting. A-GI Superintendent Nordy
Nelson informed the crowd of about
100 teachers, parents, students and
other individuals that the local school
district will have a debt of approximate-
ly $350,000 to $400,000 in the general
fund by the end of the current year. If
no cost adjustments are made now, he
added, the school district would over-
spend an additional $385,000 next year.
The Sibley East Varsity Boys’ Bas-
ketball team recorded two wins last
week and captured the Minnesota River
Conference title. the Wolverines are 20-
2 overall and 13-1 in the MRC.
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The following students
were recently named to the
“A” Honor Roll and “B”
Honor Roll at the Sibley East
Senior High School in Ar-
lington during the second
“A” Honor Roll
Seniors: Jordan Bruss, Jer-
emiah DuFrane, Lindsay
Fasching, Logan Highland,
Erin Mesker, Lea Mueller,
Dustin Pautsch, Katelyn
Reid, Briana Reierson, Mor-
gan Setterman, Stephanie
Shimota, Alleyce Somerville,
Katherine Templin and Jor-
dan Thomes.
Juniors: Samantha Aceve-
do, Elizabeth Becker, Quintin
Dalbec, Megan Eckberg, Jes-
sica Garza, Andrea Geib, Vic-
toria Henry, Courtney Hilde-
brandt, Kelsey Klaustermeier,
Kimberly Kurtzweg, Heidi
Milczark, Maren Miner,
Melissa Otto, Sara Peterson,
Britany Reierson, Hayley
Riebe, Sarah Shimota, Beau
Swenson, Amanda Uecker,
Mitchel Wentzlaff, Benjamin
White and Anna Woehler.
Sophomores: Vanesa
Aguilera, Andrew Bullert,
Lukas Bullert, Jonah Butler,
Autumn Dose, Charles Ell-
wood, Isaac Elseth, Megan
Elseth, Chloe Franke, Justin
Korson, Nathan Langworthy,
Karley Lind, Kelli Martens,
Megan Mathews, Ana Rosa
Mendoza, Ashley Mercier,
Darin Neisen, Paige Nelson,
Zachery Peterson, Jordan Pet-
zel, Taylor Pfarr, Karina
Robeck, Jean Sickmann,
Karissa Sorenson, Elizabeth
Thies, Sam Thies, Hunter
Voight, Shelby Voight, Bre-
ann Walsh and Zachary
“B” Honor Roll
Seniors: Sara Borchert,
Courtney Bratsch, Nicolas
Bruss, Marissa Eckberg, Ash-
ley Fahning, Melanie Gerold,
Max Grabow, Steven Haefs,
Samuel Harrison, Ashley
Jackson, Shian Kaveney,
Tyler Kratzke, Samantha
Lane, Kayle Seeman, Bran-
don Stoeckman, Ashley Tem-
plin, Nathan Thomes and
Megan Wiltgen.
Juniors: Benjamin Ahl-
strand, Julius Asmussen,
Carly Bening, Samuel
Bullert, Lena Burgess, Ken-
neth Depuydt, Courtney Eibs,
Stephanie Garcia, Mitchell
Heibel, Eduardo Herrera, Ali-
cia Kranz, Levi Pfarr, Alissa
Ramthun, William Rovinsky,
Mariah Schrupp, Kelsi Sick-
mann and Ashlie Weber.
Sophomores: Elizabeth Be-
cerra, Austin Brockhoff,
Kaylee Busch, Jonathan
DuFrane, Viviana Flores,
Benjamin Freitag, Jessica
Gadbaw, Zachary Garza,
Baryn Gronholz, Andrew
Jahr, Zachary Klaers, Austin
Kube, Haylee Loncorich,
Kenneth Martin, Cameron
Mogard, Mikayla Perschau,
Puttikhun Piyasakunchat, Jor-
dyn Polzin, Brandon Raghu,
Tyler Reid, Matthew Weber,
Alexis Wilson, Teagan Win-
ters and Kyla Wisch.
Students named to the Honor Roll
at Sibley East Senior High School
Geraldine Scheer, age 91,
of Hutchinson, passed away
at the Prairie Senior Cottages
in Hutchinson on Wednesday,
February 20.
F u n e r a l
s e r v i c e s
were held at
the Im-
m a n u e l
L u t h e r a n
Church in
Gaylord at
10:30 a.m.
M o n d a y ,
Feb. 25. Rev. Fredric Hinz
officiated. Jeanne Bruss was
the organist.
Congregational hymns
were “Just As I Am,” “What
A Friend We Have In Jesus”
and “How Great Thou Art.”
Casket bearers were Paul
Bents, Dan Scheer, Jay
Scheer, Tal Scheer, Traci
Scheer and Jesse Scheer.
Honorary casket bearers
were Mark Scheer, Brian
Bents, Rod Bents and Ashley
Interment was in the
church cemetery.
Geraldine Elizabeth
(Greve) Scheer was born in
Marshall on Aug. 21, 1921.
She was the daughter of
Franz and Martha (nee Doer-
ing) Greve. Geraldine was
baptized as an infant by Rev.
E. Birkholtz, in Marshall on
Sept. 21, 1921. At the age of
two months, she moved with
her parents to Gaylord. Her
baptismal covenant was re-
newed on her confirmation
by Rev. Alf Streufert at Im-
manuel Lutheran Church in
Gaylord, on April 14, 1935,
After graduation from Gay-
lord High School, she was
employed by the Sibley
County Nursing Department
for a year and a half. She then
took employment in the Reg-
ister of Deeds office.
On Nov. 4, 1941, she mar-
ried Paul W. Bents. A son,
Paul David, was born on Nov.
6, 1943. On July 25, 1944,
Paul W. Bents was killed in
action in France during World
War II. On Aug. 17, 1946, she
married Bernard Scheer at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church
in Gaylord. Reverend E.
Stahlke performed the cere-
mony. Three sons were born
to this union. The couple
lived in Gaylord until May of
1989, when they moved to
Hutchinson. Geraldine and
Bernard shared 63 years of
marriage before Bernard
passed away on December 6,
Geraldine was a member of
the Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Gaylord and the
American Legion Auxiliary,
Hospital Auxiliary and
Women’s Missionary League.
Geraldine’s hobbies includ-
ed sewing, knitting, crochet-
ing, crossword/jigsaw puzzles
and being a homemaker. She
enjoyed her winter home in
Indian Lake, Texas, for 18
years. Geraldine especially
enjoyed spending time with
her children and grandchil-
Geraldine is survived by
her sons, Paul (Dyna) Bents
of Green Bay, Wis. , Dan
(Kathy) Scheer of Hutchin-
son, Jay (Brenda) Scheer of
Hutchinson, and Mark Scheer
of Aumsville, Ore.; grand-
children, Brian Bents of Gay-
lord, Rodney (Kris) Bents of
Green Bay, Wis., Tal (Jen-
nifer) Scheer of Sparta, N.J.,
Traci Scheer of Savage, Jesse
Scheer of Cincinnati, Ohio,
Ashley Scheer of Albany,
Ore.; four great grandchil-
dren, Ben Bents of Green
Bay, Wis., Josh Bents of
Green Bay, Wis. , Dakota
Scheer of Albany, Ore., and
Stephanie Frances of New
Ulm; two great-great grand-
children, Camden Frances
and Harper Frances; brother,
William Greve of Gaylord;
nieces, nephews, many other
relatives and friends.
Geraldine was preceded in
death by her parents; first
husband, Paul W. Bents; sec-
ond husband, Bernard
Scheer; a sister; three broth-
ers-in-law and two sisters-in-
Arrangements by Egesdal
Funeral Home in Gaylord.
Online obituaries and guest
book available at
www. hantge. com. Please
click on obituaries and guest
Geraldine Scheer, 91, Hutchinson
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Front Row: (left to right) Takarra Smith-
Traxler, Olivia Halquist, Ben Knops, Abby
Stender and Blake Krueger. Back Row: (l to r)
Elliana Renneke, Brianna Kettner, Kolton
Luepke, and Kristen Tigre and Logan Ruiz.
Missing from the photo are Leyton Dose, Luci
Bruch, Raul Jaquez and Gavin Pomplun.
Students in the kinder-
garten classroom of Olivia
Sweeney at the Sibley East
Elementary School in Arling-
ton recently celebrated their
first 100 days in school.
“I learned how to write
color words.” - Luci Bruch
I learned how to count out
words.” - Leyton Dose
“I learned all about
shapes.” - Olivia Halquist
“I learned how to do pluses
(addition).” - Raul Jaquez
“I learned the numbers to
100.” - Brianna Kettner
“I learned how to stay in
the lines while coloring.” -
Ben Knops
“I learned how to count by
10’s.” - Blake Krueger
“I learned how to read star
words.” - Kolton Luepke
“I learned about all the let-
ters.” - Gavin Pomplun
“I learned how to read.” -
Elliana Renneke
“I learned how to do pat-
terns.” - Logan Ruiz
“I learned how to write my
name.” - Takarra Smith-
“I learned how to draw pic-
tures.” - Abby Stender
“I learned how to tell the
date.” - Kristen Tigre
Kindergarteners celebrate 100 days
at the Sibley East Elementary School
Fancheon Sheldon, age 74
of Arlington, passed away at
the Arlington Good Samari-
tan Center on
Sunday, Feb.
A memori-
al service
will be held
at the Arling-
ton United
Me t h o d i s t
Church at 11
a.m. Thurs-
day, Feb. 28.
Visitation will be held at
the church from 9:30 a.m.
until the service time on
Thursday, Feb. 28.
Interment will be in the Ar-
lington Public Cemetery.
Fancheon Lucille was born
to Frank and Elsie (Young)
Leach in York, Neb., on May
28, 1938. On July 7, 1956,
she married Wayne Sheldon
in Pipestone. She was a
housewife and cared for the
elderly. She had a passion for
reading yet most important to
her was her family, especially
her grandchildren.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Wayne Sheldon of Ar-
lington; daughter, Karla
Bruckschen and significant
other, George Jarvis, of North
Carolina; grandchildren,
Tiffany (Jason) Brockhoff of
Arlington, Melissa (Ben)
Custalow of Chanhassen, Jef-
frey Bruckschen and signifi-
cant other, Kelly Ungar, of
Arlington, and Jennifer
(Jason) Weber of Arlington;
great grandchildren, Sommer
Brockhoff, and Courtney and
Thomas Goethke, Jr.; sister,
Elsie (Jim) Schaefer of S.D.;
and brother-in-law, Norvel
(Ruth) Sheldon of Stew-
Fancheon is preceded in
death by her parents; sister,
Martha Hegdahl; and brother,
Frank Leach.
Kolden Funeral Home of
Arlington is handling the
Fancheon Sheldon, 74, Arlington
well and was a “real confi-
dence booster.”
Dr. Rud came to work with
only a six-month contract, but
when the couple’s second
child, Rachelle, arrived on
Dec. 3, 1970, he realized that
he could not make it on his
“Let’s forget the wage ne-
gotiation,” Dr. Schulte said at
the time. “How would you
like to become a full part-
The rest is history, accord-
ing to Dr. Rud.
The question most often
asked of Dr. Rud over the
years is, “Where did you
come from?”
“Betty and I are both from
Pelican Rapids, same class,
same row in school,” said Dr.
Rud. “For many years, we
would refer to home as Peli-
can Rapids which confused
our children, Jeff, Shelly
(Rachelle) and Brad, who
thought Arlington was home.
After over 40 years, now we
say our home is Arlington.
We plan to stay in Arlington
as long as we have the energy
to maintain our home.”
What is the most difficult
part of being a veterinarian?
“For me, without a doubt, it
is to balance your life be-
tween profession, family,
community and yourself,” Dr.
Rud explained. “Being on call
was the hardest part. I have to
thank family and friends for
being so tolerant of me when
I didn’t show up on time for a
meal, missing a weekend plan
or leaving in the middle of an
evening’s entertainment, all
because I was on call. I am so
grateful that during the
busiest time of my life, I had
three veterinarians to share
this duty, Dr. Larry Slinden,
Dr. Robert Ovrebo and Dr.
Daryl Rustad. I can really em-
pathize with people that have
on call hours.”
Dr. Rud, who retired from
large animal medicine in
2006, said he has the most
thankful job of anybody.”
“People see my staff and I
feel that every time they call
us they are thanking us for
our work and giving us anoth-
er shot. I have been very
blessed with about as many
phone calls as I could han-
Dr. Rud and Betty would
like to thank everybody in the
Sibley County area for the
many opportunities and
friendships they have had in
the past 43 years.
“It has been a privilege and
honor to live and serve in the
community,” said Dr. Rud.
An Appreciation Open
House will be held for clients,
family and friends at the Ar-
lington Community Center
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday,
April 19.
Dr. Rud Continued from page 1
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 28, 2013, page 6
By Kurt Menk
Seven members of the Sib-
ley East varsity wrestling
team will advance to the Min-
nesota State Class A Boys
Wrestling Tournament at the
Xcel Energy Center in St.
Paul on Friday, March 1 and
Saturday, March 2.
The wrestlers include Jason
Meyer (126), Austin Brock-
hoff (132), Hunter Retzlaff
(138), Mitch Wentzlaff (145),
Aaron Bates (170), Nathan
Rose (195) and Miah
DuFrane (220).
The wrestlers earned the
honor after they placed first
or second in their respective
weight classes during the
Section 4A Individual
Wrestling Tournament at the
Le Sueur-Henderson High
School on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The Sibley East wrestlers
will all wrestle their first
matches at 1 p.m. Friday,
March 1.
Brockhoff, a sophomore,
will make his second appear-
ance at the state classic.
Brockhoff (23-0) will face
junior Tyler Ehnert (22-11),
New York Mills, in the open-
ing round.
He is the son of Dave and
Laurie Brockhoff.
Wentzlaff, a junior, will
make his first appearance at
the state tournament.
Wentzlaff (30-12) will face
senior Kyle Baker (27-11),
burg, in the opening round.
He is the son of John and
Kelli Wentzlaff.
Bates, a senior, will make
his third appearance at the
state classic.
Bates (38-2) will face jun-
ior Cody Bly (37-4), Chat-
field, in the opening round.
He is the son of Scott and
Patti Bates.
Rose, a junior and defend-
ing state champion, will make
his third appearance at the
state tournament.
Rose (38-0) will face
Travis Johnson (32-9), Pierz,
in the opening round.
He is the son of Tony and
Jenny Rose.
2nd Place
Meyer, a sophomore, will
make his second appearance
at the state classic.
Meyer (31-11) will face
senior Jake Malone (35-1),
United North Central, in the
opening round.
He is son of Jeff and Deb
Retzlaff, a junior, will
make his third apparence at
the state tournament.
Retzlaff (34-7) will face
junior Logan Peterson (40-2),
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City,
in the opening round.
He is the son of Nathan
Grant and Terry Grant.
DuFrane, a senior, will
make his second appearance
at the state classic.
DuFrane (33-8) will face
junior Taylor Carlson (34-4),
United North Central, in the
opening round.
He is the son of Joe and
Beth DuFrane.
106-pounds: Tommy Went-
zlaff (SE) was pinned by
Cole Peitsch (M-T-ML) 0:52
in the opening round. In the
next round, Wentzlaff was
pinned by Mario Gomez (RV)
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) decisioned Jeremiah
Colon (M-T-ML) 13-6 in the
opening round. In the semi-
final round, Heibel was
pinned by Joe Fischenich (W-
ML) 5:10. In the wrestle-
backs, Heibel decisioned
Wallace Michels (LC-WM)
4-2. In the third place match,
Heibel was decisioned by
Josh Hendel (NYA) 5-4.
1 2 0 - p o u n d s : Na t h a n
Thomes (SE) pinned Hunter
Quiring (W-ML) 3:14 in the
opening round. In the semi-
final round, Thomes was de-
cisioned by Richard Soto (SJ)
7-2. In the wrestlebacks,
Thomes won by a major deci-
sion over Ben Barth (NYA)
10-0. In the third place
match, Thomes was pinned
by James Goman (T) 5:59.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) won by a major decision
over Caleb Radloff (LS-H)
13-3 in the opening round. In
the semi-final round, Meyer
decisioned Bryant Ridgway
(T) 4-1. In the championship
match, Meyer was decisioned
by Jared Willaby (W-ML) 5-3
in overtime. In the true sec-
ond match, Meyer decisioned
Sam Baier (RV) 6-5 in four
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) pinned Kieran
Cummings (SA) 1:19 in the
opening round. In the semi-
final round, Brockhoff deci-
sioned Isaac Cameron (SJ) 4-
0. In the championship
match, Brockhoff decisioned
Bryon Forstner (M-T-ML) 5-
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) pinned Jared Wick-
enhauser (NYA) 1:54 in the
opening round. In the semi-
final round, Retzlaff won by
a technical fall over Ryan
Hernandez (SA) 18-2. In the
championship match, Retzlaff
was decisioned by Taner
Trembley (LC-WM) 3-2.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) decisioned Tanner
Elliot (LC-WM) 6-4 in the
opening round. In the semi-
final round, Wentzlaff deci-
sioned Grant Mueller (NYA)
5-2. In the championship
match, Wentzlaff decisioned
Dietrich Balsbaugh (T) 6-5.
152-pounds: Jake Went-
zlaff (SE) decisioned Zack
Gleiter (SJ) 5-4 in the open-
ing round. In the semi-final
round, Wentzlaff was deci-
sioned by Ben Matter (W-
ML) 9-2. In the wrestlebacks,
Wentzlaff was decisioned by
Josh Johnson (SA) 4-2.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) decisioned Ari Harnitz
(LC-WM) 1-0 in the opening
round. In the semi-final
round, Kube lost by a techni-
cal fall to Adam Cooling (M-
T-ML) 17-2. In the wrestle-
backs, Kube pinned John
Klein (LS-H) 3:22. In the
third place match, Kube was
pinned by Andrew Larson
(W-ML) 3:29.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) won by a major decision
over Steve Tierney (M-T-
ML) 12-1 in the opening
round. In the semi-final
round, Bates pinned Jake
Junker (W-ML) 0:49. In the
championship match, Bates
decisioned Avantay Corey
(LC-WM) 6-4.
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) decisioned Shane
Nelson (LC-WM) 8-6 in the
opening round. In the semi-
final round, Ashton was deci-
sioned by Vince Johnson (W-
ML) 8-1. In the wrestlebacks,
Ashton decisioned Tom Carl-
son (SA) 6-0. In the third
place match, Ashton was de-
cisioned by Tim Krueger
(RV) 3-1.
195-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) pinned Trenton Rogich
(LS-H) 1:17 in the opening
round. In the semi-final
round, Rose pinned Matt
Ditsch (NYA) 1:43. In the
championship match, Rose
pinned Jake Denn (M-T-ML)
220-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) pinned Jeremy
Blakeskey (M-T-ML) 0:59 in
the opening round. In the
semi-final round, DuFrane
decisioned Aaron Flatgard
(W-ML) 9-3. In the champi-
onship match, DuFrane was
decisioned by Nick Meixell
(LC-WM) 4-2. In the true
second match, DuFrane deci-
sioned Adrian Torres (SJ) 5-
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Jordan
Stevens (NYA) 3:18 in the
opening round. In the
wrestlebacks, Mogard deci-
sioned Joe Abrahamson (LS-
H) 2-1. In his next match,
Mogard was pinned by Neil
Litfin (W-ML) 0:18.
Sibley East head coach
Chad Johnson was named as
the Section 4A Coach of the
Sibley East assistant coach
Dave Strack was selected as
the Section 4A Assistant
Coach of the Year.
Team Tourney
Sibley East will face Atwa-
ter-Cosmos-Grove City in the
opening round of the Min-
nesota State Class A Team
Wrestling Tournament at 11
a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
SE sends 7 wrestlers to state
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Seven members of the Sibley East varsity
wrestling team will compete in the Minnesota
State Class A Individual Wrestling Tourna-
ment. Front Row: (left to right) Hunter Ret-
zlaff, Austin Brockhoff and Jason Meyer. Back
Row: (l to r) Miah DuFrane, Nathan Rose,
Aaron Bates and Mitch Wentzlaff.
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls basketball team strug-
gled early and lost to visiting
town 45-32 during the open-
ing round of the Section 2AA
North Sub Section Girls Bas-
ketball Tournament on Tues-
day night, Feb. 26.
The Wolverines fell behind
18-5 early, but cut the deficit
to 23-13 by halftime.
Sibley East did cut the
deficit under double digits
during the second half, but
was unable to make a strong
Freshman Alyssa Weber
paced the Lady Wolverines
with 10 points in the setback.
Junior Megan Eckberg and
senior Jordan Thomes netted
seven and six points respec-
tively while junior Jessica
Garza and sophomores
McKenzie Sommers, Autumn
Dose and Kelli Martens had
two points each. Sophomore
Shelby Voight added one
The Lady Wolverines hit
only seven of 66 shots from
the field for 11 percent and
17 of 30 foul shots for 57 per-
Eckberg pulled down 10
rebounds while Weber and
Sommers snared eight and
seven boards respectively.
Thomes had four caroms
while Dose collected three re-
Eckberg and Garza also
contributed three steals each
while Weber had two thefts.
Weber and Voight dished
out one assist apiece as Sib-
ley East managed only two
assists in the loss.
The Lady Wolverines com-
mitted 23 turnovers.
Sibley East concludes the
season with a 3-11 mark in
the Minnesota River Confer-
ence and a 9-16 record over-
Regular Season
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls basketball team
closed out its regular season
with a 83-42 loss to St. Peter
in non-conference action on
Tuesday night, Feb. 19.
The Lady Wolverines fell
behind 48-17 by halftime en
route to the 41-point loss.
Junior Megan Eckberg and
sophomore McKenzie Som-
mers paced Sibley East with
12 and 11 points respectively.
Senior Jordan Thomes netted
eight points while sophomore
Kelli Martens scored five
points. Sophomores Kelli
Martens and Autumn Dose
added three points apiece.
Sibley East connected on
16 of 55 shots from the field
for 29 percent and eight of 15
charity tosses for 53 percent.
Sommers grabbed half of
the team’s 26 rebounds while
Thomes snared three caroms.
Shelby Voight also record-
ed four assists and two steals.
SE girls lose to W-E-M 45-32
in opening round of playoffs
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team dropped
three games in action last
The Wolverines, 7-7 in the
Minnesota River Conference
and 12-12 overall, will close
out their regular season
against visiting New Ulm in
non-conference play at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
Watertown-Mayer 67
Sibley East 60
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team lost to
visiting Watertown-Mayer
67-60 in Minnesota River
Conference action on Tues-
day evening, Feb. 19.
Senior Tyler Bates sparked
the Wolverines with 24 points
in the loss. Senior Sam Harri-
son also hit double figures
with 11 points while junior
Brody Rodning and sopho-
more Zac Weber hit for nine
and eight points respectively.
Senior Max Grabow scored
five points while senior Steve
Haefs netted three points.
Tyler Bates and Rodning
collected five rebounds each
while Grabow, Harrison,
Weber and senior Andrew
Grack snared four caroms
Rodning also contributed
six assists and two steals.
NYA 64
Sibley East 59
The visiting Sibley East
varsity boys basketball team
fell to Norwood Young Amer-
ica 64-59 in Minnesota River
Conference action on Friday
night, Feb. 22.
Senior Tyler Bates poured
in 20 points during the set-
back. Junior Brody Rodning
also hit double digits with 13
points. Seniors Max Grabow
and Sam Harrison netted nine
and eight points respectively
while senior Andrew Grack
scored four points. Senior
Steve Haefs had three points
while sophomore Zac Weber
added two points.
The Wolverines held a
slight 32-31 edge on the
glass. Tyler Bates and
Grabow grabbed 11 boards
each while Harrison snared
seven rebounds.
Grabow, Harrison and Rod-
ning dished out three assists
Harrison also contributed
two steals.
St. Peter 72
Sibley East 54
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team lost to
visiting St. Peter 72-54 in
non-conference play on Mon-
day night, Feb. 25.
Senior Tyler Bates paced
the Wolverines again with 21
points. Senior Sam Harrison
also hit double figures with
10 points while junior Brody
Rodning and senior Max
Grabow netted eight and
seven points respectively.
Senior Nick Bruss scored six
The Wolverines, despite the
loss, controlled the boards by
a 36-27 margin. Tyler Bates
and Grabow snared 12 and 11
caroms respectively.
Harrison, Bruss and Rod-
ning contributed two assists
Sophomore Zac Weber col-
lected three steals.
Sibley East boys basketball team
drops 3 games in recent action
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East junior Jessica Garza, right, goes in for a contested layup against visiting Water-
ville-Elysian-Morristown freshman Tierney Winter, left.
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 & 28, 2013
Notice of Annual Meeting
Washington Lake Township
The ci ti zens of Washi ngton
Lake Township, Sibley County,
State of Minnesota are hereby
notified that the annual township
meeting will be held on Tuesday,
March 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the
Green Isle Community Room.
The purpose of said meeting is
to set tax levies and to conduct
any other business necessary at
this time.
In case of inclement weather,
the meeting will be held one week
later, Tuesday, March 19, at the
same time and location.
Diana Kroells Clerk
Washington Lake Township
Publish: February 28, 2013
Notice of Annual Meeting
Jessenland Township
Notice is hereby given to resi-
dents of Jessenland Township,
County of Sibley, State of Min-
nesota, that the Annual Town
Meeting will be held on Tuesday,
March 12, 2013. In case of in-
clement weather, the meeting
may be postponed until the third
Tuesday in March.
The Annual Meeting will com-
mence at 7 PM to conduct all
necessary business prescribed
by law. The Annual Meeting will
be held at the Jessenland Town-
ship Hall.
Maynard Rucks Clerk
Jessenland Township
Publish: February 28 & March 7, 2013
Notice of Annual Meeting
Arlington Township
Residents of Arlington Town-
ship, County of Sibley, State of
Minnesota are hereby notified
that the annual meeting will be
hel d on Tuesday, March 12,
2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington
Community Center. This meeting
is held to set the tax levy for 2014
and any such business pertaining
to the voters of the Township of
Arlington. In case of inclement
weather, the meeting will be post-
poned until March 19.
Sheila Henke
Arlington Township Clerk
Publish: February 28 & March 7, 2013
The Arlington Planning & Zoning
Committee will hold a public hear-
ing on Monday, March 11, 2013 at
7:05 p.m. or as soon thereafter in
the City Hall Council Chambers, 204
Shamrock Drive to consider the fol-
lowing matter that requires a public
Jeff Matz
To review and consider an ap-
plication for a variance to the rear
yard setback and roof pitch, roof
type, and foundati on requi re-
ments for residential accessory
structures. The subject property
is at 216 East Alden Street. If ap-
proved the variances would allow
an existing non-compliant struc-
ture to remain as is.
Legal: Lots 1 and 2, Block 4,
Streissguth’s Addition to the Vil-
lage of Arlington, according to the
recorded pl at thereof, Si bl ey
County Mi nnesota. Parcel #
Any person desiring to com-
ment on this matter is invited to
do so in writing or orally at the
time of the public hearing. In-
quiries should be directed to Cyn-
thia Smith-Strack, Zoning Admin-
istrator, at 507-96402367 during
normal business hours. Written
comments should be sent to the
Zoni ng Admi ni strator at 204
Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN
Publish: February 28, 2013
The Arlington Planning & Zon-
ing Committee will hold a public
hearing on Monday, March 11,
2013 at 7:05 p.m. or as soon
thereafter, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 204 Shamrock Drive
to consider the following matter
that requires a public hearing.
Arlington EDA
To review and consider an ap-
plication for a rezoning of proper-
ty owned by the EDA upon an-
nexation to the City. The property
is currently zoned as “UR, Urban
Reserve” and is proposed to be
rezoned to I-I Light Industrial.
Legal: Part of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 16, Township
113 North, Range 27 West, Sibley
County, Minnesota, Described as
follows: Beginning at the North-
east Corner of Said Northwest
Quarter of Section 16; Thence on
an Assumed Bearing of South 00
Degrees 14 Minutes 21 Seconds
West along the East line of Said
Northwest Quarter a Distance of
866.40 Feet; Thence South 89
Degrees 36 Minutes 32 Seconds
West 869.89 Feet; Thence South
00 Degrees 14 Minutes 21 Sec-
onds 94.78 Feet; Thence South
89 Degrees 36 Minutes 32 Sec-
onds West 307.57 Feet; Thence
North 00 Degrees 142 Minutes 21
Seconds East 928.03 Feet to the
Northerly Right of Way of Min-
nesota Trunk Highway Number 5;
Thence North 57 Degrees 39
Minutes 01 Seconds East Along
Said Northerly Right of Way Line
43.20 Feet to the North Line of
Said Northwest Quarter; Thence
North 89 Degrees 05
Minutes 33 Seconds East along
said North Line 1141.22 Feet To
the Point of Beginning, and Ex-
cepting Therefrom the Existing
Railroad Right-of-Way Contained
Any person desiring to com-
ment on this matter is invited to
do so in writing or orally at the
time of the public hearing. In-
quiries should be directed to Cyn-
thia Smith-Strack, Zoning Admin-
istrator, at 507-964-2378 during
normal business hours. Written
comments should be sent to the
Zoni ng Admi ni strator at 204
Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN
Publish February 28, 2013
Submitted Photo
FFA Day at the State Capitol
Students from the Sibley East FFA chapter par-
ticipated in FFA Day at the State Capitol in St.
Paul on Thursday, Feb. 21. They lobbied for
various agricultural issues. Left to right: Liz
Thies, Courtney Eibs, Zack Klaers, State Rep-
resentative Glenn Gruenhagen, Anna Woehler
and Sam Thies.
With Minnesota’s national-
ly recognized Statewide
Health Improvement Program
(SHIP), the concept of pro-
moting healthy communities
as a way to reduce health care
costs continues to catch on.
“Communities across the
state are recognizing the need
to take a community-wide ap-
proach to combating obesity
and tobacco use – two of the
biggest factors pushing up
health care costs,” Commis-
sioner of Health Ed Ehlinger
said. “Healthy living isn’t just
an issue for the health depart-
ment or local clinics, it is an
issue that all parts of the
community needs to ad-
On Monday, Minnesota’s
Statewide Health Improve-
ment Program released its
third-year progress report.
The report found that, though
SHIP entered its third year a
much smaller program than
intended because of budget
cuts, it made significant
progress towards its goals by
partnering with hundreds of
schools, clinics and work-
places across Minnesota.
After receiving $47 million
in its first two years, SHIP re-
ceived a 70 percent cut to $15
million for fiscal years 2012-
13. It is now providing com-
munity grants to just over
half the state. For fiscal years
2014-15, Governor Mark
Dayton has proposed a $40
million budget for SHIP that
would again make the pro-
gram statewide.
In 2012, Meeker-McLeod-
Sibley Community Health
Services received $428,000
for local health improvement
To combat rising health
care costs, SHIP puts Min-
nesota at the center of a com-
munity-wellness movement.
At its core, the concept in-
volves supporting individu-
als’ healthy choices by mak-
ing those choices easier. For
example, encouraging people
to get outside and walk more
becomes easier in a commu-
nity with good sidewalks. En-
couraging people to eat
healthier becomes easier
when people have easy ac-
cess to fresh, high-quality
fruits and vegetables. Evi-
dence shows that in addition
to providing better health for
individuals, these changes
can help reduce health care
costs associated with chronic
diseases such as diabetes and
heart disease.
“A key goal of the health
department is to return SHIP
to a statewide program and
make sure that all communi-
ties in the state, not just a few
successful test-cases or early
adopters, can benefit from a
healthy-community ap-
proach,” said Commissioner
The report found that be-
cause of SHIP’s efforts since
2009, more than 140,000 stu-
dents in more than 200
schools now have more op-
portunities to walk to school
and more than 160,000 em-
ployees in more than 900
businesses are benefiting
from work place wellness
programs because of the
Statewide Health Improve-
ment Program (SHIP), the
Minnesota Department of
Health (MDH) announced
SHIP offers local public
health agencies and tribal
governments grants to pursue
those health improvement
strategies most needed in
their area.
In Sibley County, these ef-
forts include working with
local cafeterias such as Sibley
East, GFW, Sibley Medical
Center, and Good Samaritan
Society of Winthrop in get-
ting more fresh fruits and
vegetables into their cafete-
rias. It also includes working
with Henderson and Gaylord
to expand and enhance their
local farmers markets, and
working with St. Paul’s
Lutheran School in Arlington
to make it easier and safer for
kids to walk or bike to
Another example of these
efforts in our community is
with the Country Drive In, lo-
cated in Winthrop. The
Statewide Health Improve-
ment Program was able to as-
sist the Drive In by working
with them to find ways to
make some items on their
menu healthier, in some cases
by updating recipes, and in
other cases, by adding op-
tions such as applesauce as a
side to the children’s menu.
In addition, SHIP staff assist-
ed the Drive-In in labeling
their menu, so that customers
were able to identify and
order healthier items if they
chose to.
“This is just one example
of the health improvement ef-
forts going on in our commu-
nity,” adds Laura Reid, Pub-
lic Health Supervisor for Sib-
ley County Public Health &
Human Services. Across the
county, more kids are getting
healthy foods, families are
exposed to less tobacco
smoke, and more people can
get the physical activity they
Recent data show Min-
nesota now spends almost
$7,000 per capita each year
on health care. SHIP focuses
on root causes of poor health,
such as a lack of physical ac-
tivity, poor nutrition, and to-
bacco use, the leading drivers
of rising health care costs in
Minnesota. Minnesota spends
$2.9 billion in annual medical
costs (2007) as a result of to-
bacco use, and $2.8 billion in
annual medical costs as a re-
sult of obesity (2006).
In 2008, Minnesota policy
makers recognized that in
order to contain spiraling
health care costs, investments
in prevention were needed.
With bipartisan support, Min-
nesota passed a ground-
breaking health reform law
that included SHIP. Two-year
SHIP grants were awarded on
July 1, 2009 to all 53 commu-
nity health boards and nine of
11 tribal governments.
Local SHIP program helps make healthy living
easier for Meeker, McLeod and Sibley counties
Officials in the City of
Lafayette are trying to deter-
mine who will pay for more
than two million gallons of
water that went down the
drain in the basement of an
empty home, according to the
KNUJ Radio website. They
are discussing what to do
with the $19,000 utility bill.
City officials believe a con-
tractor or subcontractor left
the water valve open in the
foreclosed home on 11th
Street when it was winter-
The standing water in the
home’s basement was around
16 inches deep when it was
discovered. It had apparently
been running into a toilet and
then into the sewer which
saved the residence from ex-
tensive damage. The issue
was discovered after a resi-
dent in the neighborhood
heard running water in the
home and reported it.
Huge water bill in City of Lafayette
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 28, 2013, page 7
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Oakland Township S 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 33
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London Township NW 1/4 NW1/4 Section 4
• Tract 3 - 38.5 acres m/l of cropland
Information obtained from sources deemed reliable, accuracy of information not
guaranteed. 10% down on date of sale. 20% down for early entry. Seller reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
Written bids should be delivered no later than
Friday, March 8, 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 Personal
Representatives, will be invited to a
live auction in Glenville, MN on
March 15, 2013.
For more information, or to request a bid packet,
call Attorney Dan Kolker (507) 373-6491
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Church News
Submitted Photo
An Open House Coffee was held for Carol Mader at the Good
Samaritan Society - Arlington on Thursday, Feb. 21. Mader,
who has served as the Director of Nursing since September of
1999, has retired after a nursing career of over 46 years. After
high school, she attended schooling for her LPN and in 1991
received her RN degree at which time she served the Arling-
ton Good Samaritan Center as a charge nurse and Assistant
Director of Nursing. Mader looks forward to spending time
with her grandchildren.
Open House Coffee
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $385
Monday: Swiss steak, baked
potato, corn, bread wi th mar-
garine, pineapple, low fat milk.
Tuesday; Roast turkey, mashed
potatoes, green beans, cranberry
garnish, bread with margarine,
apple cake, low fat milk.
Wednesday: Meatloaf with cat-
sup, whol e parsl i ed potatoes,
country blend vegetables, bread
wi th margari ne, mandari n or-
anges, low fat milk.
Thursday: Pork steak, rice, ap-
plesauce, carrots, dinner roll with
margari ne, l emon angel food
cake, low fat milk.
Friday: Tomato soup, cheese
sandwi ch, peaches, cottage
cheese, crackers with margarine,
cookie, low fat milk.
Arlington and Gaylord
Breakfast i s served at 8:00
a.m. daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is
served with each meal daily. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: Cracker sti cks,
seeds, juice, milk.
Tuesday: Mini pancakes, juice,
Wednesday: Oatmeal bar,
cheese stick, juice, milk.
Thursday: Frudel, juice, milk.
Friday: Crunchmania, juice,
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal. Additional milk is avail-
able for 40 cents each. Menu is
subject to change.
Monday: Spaghetti , meat
sauce with cheese, cole slaw, gar-
lic toast, fruit. Alternate: Meatballs.
Tuesday: Corn dogs, oven po-
tatoes, brown beans, peaches. Al-
ternate: Chicken patty.
Wednesday: Sub sandwich, fix-
ings, chips, fresh fruit. Alternate:
Thursday: Chow mein, noo-
dles, rice, pineapple, fortune cook-
ie. Alternate: Fish patty.
Friday: Tomato soup, toasted
cheese sandwich, pickles, crack-
ers, apple, veggie stix. Alternate:
Cooks’ choice.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal. Additional milk is avail-
able for 40 cents each. Menu is
subject to change.
Monday: Mini corn dogs, oven
potatoes, baked beans, peaches,
whol e grai n bread. Al ternate:
Tuesday: Spaghetti , meat
sauce, cole slaw, carrot sticks,
garlic bread, pear slices. Alternate:
Salad bar.
Wednesday: Sub sandwi ch,
tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles,
corn, pear slices. Alternate: Grilled
Thursday: Breaded pork, whole
grain bun, oven potatoes, peas,
fruit. Alternate: Chow mein.
Friday: Toasted cheese sand-
wich, tomato soup, fresh broccoli,
green beans. Alternate: Cooks’
Wayne Swanson, Pastor
Saturday, March 2: 8:00 a.m.
A-Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Bible study at Bette
Sunday, March 3: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:10 a.m.
Sunday school. 6:30 p.m. Mar-
riage series.
Tuesday, March 5: 6:30 p.m.
Worship Team, 7:30 p.m. Stew-
Wednesday, March 6: 7:00
p.m. Confirmation; choir
Thursday, March 7: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship 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, March 3: 10:00 a.m.
Worship. 10:20 a.m. Sunday
school (Preschool to 6th).
Wednesday, March 6: 7:00
p.m. Lenten worship.
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Saturday, March 2: 4:00 p.m.
Parent-player basketball and
Sunday, March 3: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Fami-
ly Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Wor-
ship with Communion.
Monday, March 4: Lutheran
Elementary School Week.
Grandparents’ Day at school.
7:00 p.m. Elders’ meeting.
Tuesday, March 5: Visitors at
St. Paul’s school and swimming.
3:45 p.m. Public school confir-
mation class. 7:00 p.m. Adult
Bible course at school.
Wednesday, March 6: 2:30
p.m. Bible study. 3:45 and 7:00
p.m. Lenten service. 4:45 p.m.
Basketball dinner. 5:00 p.m.
Lenten supper. 8:00 p.m. Choir
Thursday, March 7: Parents’
Day at school. 10:00 a.m. Bul-
letin information due. 11:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Service on
cable TV channel 8. 3:45 p.m.
K.F.C. at school. 6:30 p.m. Wor-
ship Committee.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Sunday, March 3: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service with com-
Wednesday, March 6: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes and
Youth Focused.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, March 1: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre. and Mar). 4:30 to
8:30 p.m. Jump for Joy (Mar).
Saturday, March 2: 5:00 p.m.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, March 3: 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
religious education, PreK/K/1st
grade (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass
(Mar). 4 p.m. Ss. Michael, Mary
& Brendan CHWC Lighthouse
Puppetry. 7:00 p.m. “Word on
Fire” Bible study (Mic).
Monday, March 4: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre); Word and Com-
munion (Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA
and AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, March 5: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 2:00 p.m.
CCW birthday party at Good
Sam. 7 p.m. LKC meeting, Gay-
Wednesday, March 6: 7:30
a. m. Mass (Mar). 9:00 a. m.
Word and Communion (Oak
Terrace). 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Ele-
mentary religious education,
second to fifth grade (Mic). 6:00
p.m. Mass/Stations of the Cross
(Bre) 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Stations
of the Cross/Nursing home/
Jr./Sr. high religious education
(Mic); 7:00 p.m. KC Officers
meeting (Mar); Stations of the
Cross (Mar and Mic); Stations
of the Cross/ Jr. and Sr. high re-
ligious education (Mar).
Thursday, March 7: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar). 8:30 a.m. Mass
(Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Oak Ter-
race). 6 p.m. Spanish Stations of
the Cross for children (Mar).
7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Vicar John Gabrielson, In-
terim Pastor
Sunday, March 3: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:45 a.m. Fel-
lowship. 10:30 a.m. Worship.
Wednesday, March 6: 7:00
p.m. Service.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Sunday, March 3: 10:00 a.m.
Worship. Rev. Urbach preach-
Wednesday, March 6: 6:00
p.m. Supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten
Thursday, March 7: 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for bulletin informa-
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, March 3: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship serv-
ice. Choir practice after wor-
Wednesday, March 6: 6:00
p.m. Confirmation class. 7:30
p.m. Lenten service.
Thursday, March 7: 6:30 p.m.
Women’s Guild.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 pm.
Green Isle
Sunday, March 3: 7:45 a.m.
Worship with Communion. Pas-
tor Bob Hines. 9:00 a.m. Sunday
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, March 3: 8:15 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service.
Wednesday, March 6: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Jun-
ior Bell Choir. 6:00 p.m. Lenten
supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten wor-
ship service.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, March 3: 8:00 a.m.
Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship with
Holy Communion. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school and fellowship.
10:15 a.m. Board of Education
Tuesday, March 5: 9:00 a.m.
ZCW Tuesday group at church.
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. TOPS in
church basement.
Wednesday, March 6: 3:45
p.m. 9th grade confirmation.
5:30 p.m. Deacons’ meeting.
6:00 p.m. Lenten supper. 6:30
p.m. 8th grade confirmation.
7:00 p.m. Lenten service. 7:30
p.m. ZCW Wednesday group at
church. 8:00 p.m. Board of Wor-
Thursday, March 7: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
cable TV. 7:30 p.m. ZCW
Thursday group at Bea Tews
Green Isle Township
Sunday, March 3: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion. Pas-
tor Bob Hines.
Christian & Missionary
Ben Lane, Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Thursday, February 28: 7:00
p.m. Women’s Bible study of
Ephesians. 6:30 p. m. Men’s
Bible study of Luke at Oak Ter-
race Nursing Home community
Friday, March 1: 7:00 p.m.
Crazy Love study at the Lane’s.
Sunday, March 3: 10:00 a.m.
Prayer. 10:30 a. m. Worship
service with the Lord’s Supper
and Sunday school (No potluck
lunch today).
Wednesday, March 6: 7:00 to
8:30 p.m. REACH youth group
at Creekside (Thru March 13).
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.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, February 28, 2013, page 8
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech
but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV
St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
Green Isle
Pastor Keith Salisbury
Mass: Sunday 7:30 a.m.
Mass: Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
Commercial and Industrial Builders
Green Isle, MN 55338
ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551
Arlington State Bank
Serving the Community Since 1895
A & N Radiator Repair
Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners
23228 401 Ave., Arlington
877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II
Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
700 W. Lake St., Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-3700
or TOLL FREE: 1-888-466-3700
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
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barns for far row ing and fin ish ing
hogs, grain bin, shed. Exsted Re -
al ty (320) 864-5544.
Hutchi n son: Large 3BR home
com plete ly re mo deled with large 3
car ga rage. Exsted Re al ty (320)
1120 Grove Ave., Bi rd Is l and.
4BR, 3BA home on 2 l ots.
$119,000. (320) 296-1603.
3 Acr es. Two-story brick home,
High way 7, Hutchin son. Close to
town with coun try feel. 3BR, 2BA.
Exsted Re al ty (320) 864-5544.
601 12th St. S, Oli via. 2BR, 1BA,
large din ing/liv ing room. Cen tral
air, at tached 2-car ga rage, steel
sid ing. (320) 522-1593, af ter 6
p.m. (320) 765-2331.
Coun try home for sale by own er.
4BR, 3BA, at tached dou ble in su -
lat ed ga rage, 1 acre, 3 sheds, right
of High way 15. (320) 587-7746.
Ar ling ton: Great start er home. 2BR,
2BA, new kitch en, fur nace wa ter
heat er, new heat ed ga rage. Con -
tract for deed if pos si ble, FSBO,
$70,0000/BO. (952) 486-3342.
Big Swan Lake, 390 ft. lakeshore.
Form er Kram er Re sort. Old ca -
bi ns, re pai r abl e 4BR ram bl er.
Exsted Re al ty (320) 864-5544.
11 Acr es, Glen coe. Wil dlife and
new pond, per fect place to build
new home. $99,500. Exsted Re al -
ty (320) 864-5544.
13+ Acr es, near Glen coe, beau ti ful
spot to build new home. New dri -
ve way, pri vate pond. $99,500.
Exsted Re al ty (320) 864-5544.
2 Par cels, 14.5 acr es, Hutchin son,
2 build ing eli gi bil i ties, new dri ve -
way, great for wal k-out home.
$129,000 each. Exsted Re al ty.
(320) 864-5544.
26 Acr es, Hutchin son, 2 ponds,
wil dlife, new dri ve way, pri vate!
WRP, RIM Pro grams. Ide al for
home. $129,000. (320) 864-5544.
Se clud ed 14 acr es, $126,000 and/or
11 acr es for $99,900 near Hutchin -
son. Build ing eli gibil i ty, wil dlife area.
Exsted Re al ty (320) 864-5544.
Todd Lake, 26 Acr es near Hutchin -
son, 800 ft. lakeshore. Very pri -
vate. $229,000. Exsted Re al ty
(320) 864-5544.
155 Acr es North east of Gay lord.
$5,700 per acre. Exsted Re al ty
(320) 864-5544.
Newly remodeled apartments for
rent i n Renvi l l e. Water, heat,
garbage included. New appliances,
air conditioners. (320) 564-3351.
Vil lage Co op era tive of Hutchin son
(320) 234-7761. 55+ Sen ior liv ing.
Three units avail able (2- 2BR, 1-
1BR.) Call for your tour! Equal
Hous ing Op por tun i ty.
2BR Apart ment for rent in Ar ling -
ton. Avail able im me diate ly. No
smok ing, no pets. For more in for -
ma tion call Dan at (507) 964-2973.
Re mo deled spa cious 1BR up per
in Glen coe. Off-street park ing,
wash er/dry er hook ups, $400 plus
elec tric i ty. Avail able im me diate ly.
(612) 802-3533, (320) 864-3835.
Com mer cial Build ing avail able
now! 900 sq. ft. down town Gay -
lord. Call Sar ah at (507) 237-5339
days, (507) 237-4166 even ings.
New er 2BR, 1BA ram bler in Ar ling -
ton, at tached heat ed dou ble ga -
rage, stove re frig era tor, dish wash -
er, wash er/dry er in clud ed. Call for
show ing. (612) 245-3103.
Young farm er look ing for pro duc -
tive farm land for 2013 and beyond.
Com peti tive rates and ref er enc es.
Call Aus tin Blad at (320) 221-3517.
Lots of stuff, stuff and more stuff!
Fur ni ture, junk and col lect i bles.
Thurs ., Fe b. 28, 12- 6 p.m.; Fri .,
Mar. 1, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat ., Mar.
2, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Thurs ., Mar. 7,
12 p.m.- 6 p.m.; Fri ., Mar. 8, 10
a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat ., Mar. 9, 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. 305 5th Ave., Ar l i ng ton
(corn er of High way 5 and Chan dler
St.) Across from Lib er ty Sta tion.
Li censed day care has open ings for
child ren of all ages. open 5:30 a.m.-
6 p.m. Food pro gram, large back -
yard, sen sory play and week ly crafts.
Con tact Becky (952) 873-9882.
your place or ours. Give Vir gil a
call. Schau er Con struc tion, Inc.
(320) 864-4453.
Need trans por ta tion for your next
ev ent? We can help with our limo
bus. Wed dings, busi ness, sports,
bi rth days, etc. Check us out
www.theur ba nex press.com or call
Dina (612) 940-2184, Glen coe
busi ness. DOT 375227.
Per son al and small busi ness in -
come tax pre pa ra ti on and ac -
count ing serv ic es. Ran dy Mart ti -
nen (952) 210-8721. Email: blu -
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Job Opportunities...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington
is seeking the following positions:
• LPN/RN Charge Nurse – every other
weekend, with Resource hours during
the week
• Certified Nursing Assistant, evenings
with every other weekend/holiday
• LPN/RN - evenings, with every other weekend/holiday
• Resource/On Call Dietary – willing to train all shifts, positions
• Resource/On Call Universal Worker – Assisted Living
Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
Click on Job Opportunities in left column, then Job Openings in right column.
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Caring can be a job, a career, ... Or a way of life.
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PhotoShop, and social media.
Full-time position with benefits
including 401(k) retirement.
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and writing samples to:
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The McLeod County Chronicle
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Glencoe, MN 55336
Please submit resume by March 8, 2013.
We Will Challenge You to Do the Best Work of Your Life
Come do work that has meaning.
Sibley Medical Center, Your Partner in Care for Life.
Pharmacy Tech - Arlington
• 48 hrs/bi-weekly, Benefits eligible, 8am – 1:30pm, Monday through Friday
• Hospital pharmacy setting experience preferred.
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - Arlington
• 48 hrs/bi-weekly, Benefits eligible, Covers days, evenings and weekends
• Must be available to be on call within 30 minutes from the facility
Accounting/Office Support – Arlington
• 80 hrs/bi-weekly, Benefits eligible
• Performs accounting duties, data mining, report generation and general office duties
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
• Must have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance
Medical Assistant – Resource – Arlington, Gaylord, Henderson, Winthrop
• May perform Lab and potentially X-ray procedures, depending upon qualifications.
• Must have availability to work Saturday mornings
• Must be available to work at any of our clinic locations
Charge RN Hospital - Arlington
• Covers day, evening, night and weekend shifts
• Must have leadership experience working in the ER
Ultrasound Tech / Sonographer - Resource - Arlington
• Must be RDMS certified.
• RT or mammography certification(s) is a plus.
Home Health Aide - Resource - Arlington
• Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health aide desired
• CPR certificate required
• Valid MN Driver’s License
Send résumés to:
Sibley Medical Center
Attn: Human Resources
601 West Chandler St.
Arlington, MN 55307
Your Partner in Care for Life
A & N Radiator Repair
After Burner Auto Body
Arlington Animal Clinic
Arlington Chiropractic
Arlington Enterprise
Arlington Haus
Arlington Market
Arlington NAPA
Arlington State Bank
Arneson Law Office
Brau Motors
Brazil Automotive
CMC Construction
Cenex C Store
Chef Craig’s Caterers
CornerStone State Bank
Good Samaritan Society
Arlington Campus
Gustafson Family Dentistry
Haggenmiller Lumber
Hip Hop Family Shop
Hutchinson Co-op (Arlington)
Jerry’s Home Quality Foods
JIT Companies, Inc.
Kick’s Bakery
Kolden Funeral Home
Krentz Construction, LLC
Liberty Station
Local Lawn Enforcement
Locher Bros., Inc.
Mesenbring Construction
Morreim Pharmacy
Dr. H.M. Noack
Pinske Real Estate &
Quick Shop/Subway
Seneca Foods
Schad, Lindstrand & Schuth,
Sibley County DAC
Sibley Medical Center
TSE, a division of Ametek
Thomes Brothers
Tranquility Hair Salon
& Tanning
UFC/United Xpress
Vos Construction, Inc.
Y-Not Plumbing & Heating
The seven Sibley East wrestlers who will compete in the Minnesota State Class A
Individual Wrestling Tournament are Jason Meyer, Austin Brockhoff, Hunter
Retzlaff, Mitch Wentzlaff, Aaron Bates, Nathan Rose and Miah DuFrane.
The Wolverines will wrestle Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
in the opening round of the Minnesota State Class A
Team Wrestling Tournament at
11 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Good Luck to the Sibley East Varsity Wrestling Team
at the Minnesota State Class A Wrestling Tournament
Arlington Enterprise, www.arlingtonmnnews.com, Thursday, February 28, 2013, page 10
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