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Volume 130 • Number 37 • Thursday, March 20, 2014 • Arlington, MN 55307
3-2 vote for fiber project is vetoed by Mayor Kreft
By Kurt Menk Editor A crazy turn of events occurred during action on the RS Fiber Cooperative proposal during the regular meeting of the Arlington City Council on Monday evening, March 17. The City Council initially voted 3-2 and adopted a resolution for the City of Arlington to rejoin the Renville-Sibley County Fiber Cooperative Joint Powers Board by approving the amended joint powers agreement as presented with the expectation that the city will participate in the general obligation tax abatement process. City Council members James Jaszewski, Jennifer Nuesse and Curt Reetz voted in favor of the resolution. City Council members Jason Ruehling and Galen Wills voted against the resolution. After he announced that the resolution had passed, Mayor Jim Kreft began to read a section from the City Charter which gives the mayor the authority to return the resolution to the city administrator with objections within three days. Rather than wait, Mayor Kreft exercised his right within the City Charter moments later and returned the resolution to City Administrator Liza Donabauer. His official objections appear in a separate article on this front page. The objections will be presented to the City Council at its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7. The City Council will also vote on the same resolution at that meeting. A four-fifths vote of the City Council is now needed to adopt the resolution. tion. The second was made by Reetz. Discussion and comments followed. Jaszewski wholeheartedly supported the revised fiber project. Jaszewski said the project would be a positive asset to the area. The Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Board, he said, also sent a letter of endorsement for the project. Jaszewski said there are quality leaders on the fiber board and the cost is divided equally. Technology, he said, is not going away and will always be needed. The cost, according to Jaszewski, will increase in the future and the money for the current project will stay in the county. Jaszewski added that he does not want Arlington to be “left behind” and it’s very impor-
After the agenda item was announced at the meeting, Jaszewski instantly made a motion to adopt the resoul-
Fiber Vote
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Mayor Kreft releases list of objections to the resolution vote
Editor’s Note: The following document was written by Arlington Mayor Jim Kreft and sent to Arlington City Administrator Liza Donabauer in regard to the action taken on the RS Fiber Cooperative proposal during the Arlington City Council meeting on Monday night, March 17. By Jim Kreft Mayor of Arlington As I announced at the Regular City Council meeting of March 17, I have chosen not to sign and approve Resolution 25-2014 as passed and presented to me. To meet the protocol of the City Charter, I am returning the resolution to your office with my objections. Please distribute these objections to City Council Members and place the same resolution on the agenda for our next Regular City Council Meeting. Chapter 6, Section 4 of the Arlington City Charter reads: Approval By Mayor. Every ordinance or resolution of the Council, except emergency ordinances, shall before it takes effect be presented to the Mayor for approval. If the Mayor approves it, the Mayor shall sign the same, but if the Mayor disapproves it, the Mayor shall return it to the City Administrator with objections thereto to be presented to the Council at its next regular meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose. Upon the return of any ordinance or resolution by the Mayor, the question shall again be put upon its passage and, if upon reconsideration the same shall pass by a four-fifths vote of all the Council Members, it shall go into effect as if approved by the Mayor. If an ordinance or resolution is not returned by the Mayor within three business days after being presented to the Mayor, it will be considered approved. Mayoral Objections To Resolution 25-2014: A reso-
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Grandparents Day
Roger and Myra Jahr visited with their grandson, Connor Johnson, during Grandparents Day at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Arlington on Monday, March 10. This was one of many activities held in conjunction with Lutheran Elementary School Week.
Sibley East approves surplus preliminary budget
By Karin Ramige Cornwell Manager The Sibley East School Board approved the 2014-15 preliminary budget during its regular monthly meeting in Arlington on Monday night, March 17. For the first time in the last several years, the preliminary budget shows an expected surplus of $14,681. The revenues for the 201415 are estimated at $13,343,191, with expenses at $13,328,510. The figures are based on estimated enrollment, state funding calculations and financials from the previous years. The board also reviewed and approved a revised 201314 budget. The revised budget estimates revenues at $13,035,829 and expenses at $13,030,585, leaving a $5,244 surplus. The 2013-14 adopted budget, approved last summer, showed revenues at $12,885,770 and expenses at $13,046,611, leaving a $160,841 deficit. The general fund balance is estimated to be at $2,203,001 at the end of the 2013-14 school year and $2,266,405 at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
Bus Driver Agreement
In another action, the board approved the 2013-15 bus driver agreement. In the agreement, drivers will receive a two percent increase for each of the contract years of 2013-14 and 201415.
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Sibley East
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Interviews for open police chief position hit a snag
By Kurt Menk Editor The Police Committee was scheduled to interview five candidates during the first round of interviews for the open police chief position in the City of Arlington on Wednesday, March 12. The five finalists included Matt Rolf, McLeod County Sheriff’s Department; Cory Danner, City of Estherville Police Department; Chad Meemken, Stearns County Sheriff’s Department; Geoff Wyatt, Metro Transit Police Department; and William Bolt, Worthington Police Department. Rolf, Danner and Meemken all showed up for their interviews. Wyatt mistook his interview time and date for a week later. Bolt contacted city officials hours before the interview and pulled his application. Rolf and Danner were both called back for second interviews. Rolf, at that point, pulled his application. The City Council was expected to interview the two finalists prior to the City Council meeting on Monday night, March 17. The City Council had also hoped to make a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate during its regular meeting on Monday night, March 17. The plan was to have the selected candidate start employment as soon as possible or no later than May 1. The position became open when the City Council granted a formal request from then Police Chief Bruce Rovinsky to be reassigned to the open full-time police officer position during early January.
Bjorklund to play in NCAA Tournament
By Kurt Menk Editor Former Sibley East standout Marshall Bjorklund and number 12 seed North Dakota State University will face number five seed Oklahoma in the opening round of the 2014 Men’s NCAA Tournament at Spokane, Wash., at 7:27 p.m. Thursday, March 20. The Bison earned the automatic bid after they defeated the IPFW Mastodons 60-57 and captured the Summit League championship in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Tuesday night, March 11. NDSU will make its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2009. “We would have been a little upset if we wouldn’t have got the 12th seed,” Bjorklund said in an Associated Press article. “I felt it was the right place for us. That 5-12 matchup every year, there’s always some upsets." Bjorklund added, “Once we heard the news, it was kind of time to buckle down. We didn’t come this far just to lay down. We’re going to go out there and give our best shot.” good place to be.” The Bison (25-6) have a resume that includes wins over Notre Dame, Western Michigan and Delaware, as well as the Summit League's regular season and tournament championships, according to the Associated Press article. Their number 12 slot is two better than the 2009 NDSU team that was the school's first representative in the tournament. On the season, Bjorklund has averaged 13.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. In addition, the 6’8” forward has averaged 1.5 assists and one steal per contest. Bjorklund has been named to the All-Summit League first team for the second consecutive year. He has also been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All District Second Team. His sister, Sibley East graduate Tera Bjorklund, helped the Colorado Buffaloes to four Women’s NCAA Tournaments from 2000-2004. They are children of Dale and Tracie Bjorklund.
What Now?
The Police Committee met to discuss its dilemna during a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, March 18. The committee decided to select three applicants for interviews on Thursday, April 3. The three finalists now include Meemken, Wyatt and Kenneth Rollins, City of Howard Lake Police Department. The members of the Police Committee include City Council members Galen Wills and Jason Ruehliing, City Administrator Liza Donabauer, Mayor Jim Kreft and Interim Police Chief Marvin Doeden.
Marshall Bjorklund Bison head coach Saul Phillips said he was happy with the number 12 seed and called the NCAA tournament hoopla a humbling experience, according to the Associated Press article. He expects his players to find the right mix between enjoying the event and giving Oklahoma a run. “We have guys who believe they can win against anybody,” Phillips said. “That's a
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 20, 2014, page 2 www.arlingtonmnnews.com
News Briefs
Henderson man seriously hurt
A Henderson man was seriously hurt in a one-vehicle rollover accident along Highway 169 in Sibley County at 4:22 p.m. Monday, March 17, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. John J. Kroehler, 78, Henderson, was driving a 2008 Ford Focus westbound on Highway 19, according to the report. The vehicle, as it came around a curve, rolled into the north ditch and came to rest on its roof. Further information on Kroehler’s medical condition was unavailable from the Minnesota State Patrol. The Sibley County Sheriff’s Department, Henderson Fire Department and Arlington Fire Department also assisted at the scene.
Open house is postponed
The open house to celebrate the recent openings of The Lodge of Winthrop and Ridgeview Winthrop Clinic was postponed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, March 18. A tour of The Lodge of Winthrop was scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A ribbon cutting and dedication service was scheduled at 3 p.m. Self-guided tours of the Ridgeview Winthrop Clinic were to be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. A rescheduled date will be announced in a future edition of the Arlington Enterprise.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Students of the Month
The following students were recently chosen as Students of the Month at the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington. Front Row: (left to right) Victoria Henry, Kelsey Klaustermeier, Anna Ryan and Kaylee Busch. Back row: (l to r) Mason Latzke, Anessa Weber, Justin Korson, Viviana Flores and Vanessa Aguilera. Missing from the photo is Katelyn Quast.
G.I. Lions offering scholarship
The Green Isle Lions Club is offering a $500 scholarship to a Sibley East area student who demonstrates a knowledge of Lions Clubs International, has involvement in school and community activities and volunteers in these two areas. Applications can be found at the counselor's page of www.sibleyeast.org or by requesting a scholarship application by e-mailing a request to roseco@frontiernet.net. Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, April 1. This is a new project for the Green Isle Lions.
Over 100 units collected at blood drive
By Kurt Menk Editor Over 100 units of blood, 103 to be exact, were collected during the blood drive at the Arlington Community Center on Tuesday, March 11, according to Coordinators Kay Schumacher and Delores Schwope. Lowell Nagel received an 18-gallon pin while Felicia Brockoff received a one-gallon pin. First-time donors were Ivan Ische, Clairissa Kelso, Murial Kelso and Brittney Brockoff. “Due to having only two double red beds, we were not able to accommodate all those who wanted to be double red donors,” said Schumacher and Schwope. “We’re sorry that happened and we have been assured by the Red Cross people that we will have four double red beds at our future blood drives. It was so good to see that we have so many people wanting to be double red donors.” Locher Brothers, Green Isle, provided the beverages. Wendy Kube and the St. Mary’s ladies prepared and served the lunch. “Thanks to all who donated blood, helped set up and take down plus all others who helped in any way to make the day a great success,” said Schumacher and Schwope. The next blood drive will be held at the Arlington Community Center on Tuesday, May 27.
Speech team at JWP meet
The Sibley East speech team competed in a meet at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton on Saturday, March 15. Brandon Raghu placed 20th in his new category of Extemporaneous Reading. Kirsten Campbell placed 19th in Extemporaneous Reading at the end of the preliminary rounds. Ben Steinborn placed 21st in a field of 54 participants at the end of preliminary rounds in Humorous.
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lution approving the City of Arlington rejoining the Renville-Sibley (RS) County Fiber Cooperative Joint Powers Board by approving the amended joint powers agreement as presented with the expectation the City will participate in the G.O. Tax Abatement process 1. Current availability: The City of Arlington is already served by many broadband providers. In the City of Arlington there are many vendors for broadband services, including one that offers fiber optic delivery capability to any premises. Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center, Sibley East (Arlington Campus), and the Health Occupations building are all currently connected to via fiber optic line. The web link www.broadbandmap.gov lists the current providers and available speeds. 2. There is little protection of our investment: The proposed Joint Powers Agreement lists as many as 34 possible members. Prospectively, the City of Arlington would have the second largest amount invested (approximately $2 million) of all members, and retain only one vote. 3. Potential for drastic property tax increase: The General Obligation Tax Abatement Bonds would risk approximately $165,000 per year for the 20 year life of the bond, equivalent to 22% of our certified 2014 tax levy. It is financially irresponsible to approve bonds and not budget for the bond payment. 4. Extremely limited physical real assets being purchased with bond proceeds: The municipal loans are to take a subordinate position to a hypothetical primary lender. The bond proceeds are going towards business operations, equipment, and infrastructure, likely unrecoverable costs in the event of project failure and liquidation of assets. The subordinate position means that any income will go to operations and maintenance and debt service to the primary lenders before being used for the bond payment.
Arlington A’s Baseball Team
Peterson to seek another term
Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson said he will seek a 13th term representing a western Minnesota congressional district. Peterson revealed his plans in an interview with KFGO-AM ahead of a news conference in Moorhead on Monday, March 17. Peterson was first elected to Congress in 1990, but had been on the fence about running again in a district where the GOP sees opportunity this fall with a veteran state legislator likely to have that party’s nomination. Republican State Senator Torrey Westrom is promising a stiff challenge.
Pfarr is newly elected member
Sibley County Auditor Lisa Pfarr was one of three newly elected members of the Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) Board of Directors during the recent annual MACO Conference held in Bloomington.
SE band concert is March 24
The Sibley East Junior High Band Concert will be held in the middle gym at the Gaylord school site at 7 p.m. Monday, March 24. The seventh, eighth and ninth grade bands will be playing a variety of different selections. “The band students have worked hard to prepare this concert, and look forward to sharing it with you,” said Sibley East Band Director James Callahan.
5. Cities are risking substantially more that Townships: The $15 million bond is proportioned to each entity on the number of possible connections, even though the rural hookups are drastically more expensive than cities due to distance between end users and population density. In each individual entity, the respective risk is proportioned by the property’s assessed value making the risk of similar valued homes (hookups) in a city as much as 15 times more than in a township. 6. A Tax Abatement project on this scale could impede the City’s ability to assist future commercial and industrial projects: While a property is in tax abatement district, the City is unable to use further tax abatement or tax increment financing (TIF) to assist with future projects. Any property currently in a TIF/tax abatement district is not eligible for inclusion in a second district. This would potentially impact the City’s ability to use these
types of economic development tools to develop our industrial park and/or assist current businesses and industries looking to expand. 7. RS Fiber co-operative has not shown a business plan: For prospective business loans 1/200 the size of this one, Arlington’s EDA Revolving Loan Policy requires a loan applicant to not only provide a thorough business plan, but secure a primary lender, show personal capital investment, and demonstrate a gap in sources and uses of project funding. To date, this documentation has not been provided. In summation, the Mayor and City Council of Arlington have been asked to invest, with the full faith and credit of our properties, approximately $2 million into a hypothetical business that has not met our most basic established lending criteria and selling a product that is available to all property owners in the City of Arlington.
Schuft named to Dean’s List
Michaela Schuft, Green Isle, was recently named to the Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. To qualify for this honor, a student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 or higher.
Swedish concert at Bernadotte
A 40-member choir from the Vettern College of Music in Jonkoping, Sweden, will perform at Bernadotte Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. The church is located at 34122 515th Avenue (Nicollet County Road 10), 4 1/2 miles east and a mile north of Lafayette. The concert will consist of choral music from different times and traditions. The event is open to the public. A free will offering will be taken to help defray the group’s travel expenses. The choir gave outstanding performances at its last visits to Bernadotte in December 2007, April 2010, and April 2012 and the community is excited that the choir has chosen to return. All choir members, ages 19 to 25, are music majors at Vettern College of Music. After staying overnight with host families at Bernadotte, the choir will perform several concerts during a weeklong tour in Minnesota.
Thank You for making my birthday special with the flowers, calls, gifts, visits and beautiful cards. Blessings to all.
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Friday, March 21: Arlington Veterans Organization’s Steak Fry, veterans building at fairgrounds, 5:30 pm.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26: Arlington Fire Department Relief Association, Arlington fire hall, 7:30 p.m.
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Donations from MVEC
Members of the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) recently made a first quarter donation of $29,310 to 38 area organizations through Operation Round Up. Area recipients included Green Isle Lions Club (coat drive), The Salvation Army (emergency heating funds), Sibley County Agriculture Association (ventilation for new sheep barn), Sibley County Food Share (persishable food), Sibley East Senior High School (alpha better chair) and Sibley East Senior High School (art display panels).
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Xtratyme Technologies looks to expand network in region
Xtratyme Technologies of Hutchinson has announced plans to expand its central Minnesota broadband network throughout Sibley County and surrounding counties. According to Kyle Ackerman, founder of Xtratyme Technologies, this expansion will provide many underserved broadband-starved areas with high speed, premium quality Internet access — something that has never been available in some areas. The company is introducing its upcoming packages to areas that have had minimal choices for broadband connectivity in the past. Ackerman said there has recently been significant media attention given to the broadband topic. Many are saying that if broadband is not made available to everyone, small businesses, communities, and the residents of the underserved areas could suffer significant economic challenges, he said. “I agree with the premise that good Internet access is required for the economy,” said Ackerman. “If some areas do not have acceptable Internet speeds, they may quickly find that they have a disadvantage over their wellconnected counterparts. This area is difficult to debate.” He added there is no question that the Sibley County area could use more Internet access choices and that competition could help to bring better quality and more economical services to its citizens. “I do, however, still believe that traditional capitalism has a role here,” Ackerman said. “If there is a need for broadband, and it is clearly defined, then the private sector will provide solutions to the need. Delivery of broadband services to the customer has always been a problem. It is extremely expensive to provide fiber access to customers in remote or lightly populated areas, Ackerman said. He said Xtratyme uses terrestrial, or fixed, wireless to deliver its Internet access. This technology is improving significantly, and it is now capable of delivering speeds well over a gigabit per second, he added. Xtratyme is in the process of expanding its network and it expects to offer its new packages to the Sibley County area by early summer, Ackerman said. Deployment plans are already underway to make this expansion a reality, he added. Xtratyme’s expansion plans involve the use of silos and other structures for its wireless network antennas. “There are thousands of companies like ours throughout the world,” said Ackerman. “We are looking for opportunities and customers. If they exist, we will provide good Internet access.” Ackerman continued, “This is not a project that requires taxpayer dollars or risks. The government, if anything, should become a catalyst by offering us more access to radio frequencies and possibly even reward us (through tax breaks) for providing service to underserved areas. That is how government could work with the private sector. “Maybe Governor Dayton was thinking as a capitalist when he tossed out the broadband incentive? Let’s hope so.” The Xtratyme network covers a significant portion of central Minnesota and its expansion plans are under way to expand its services throughout the state. Xtratyme is a locally owned, private Minnesota corporation.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
It’s Been That Kind Of Winter
This pickup truck somehow ended up on this snowbank along Highway 5 about one mile northeast of Arlington on Monday morning, March 17. It has been that kind of winter.
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tant for the community to be a part of the project. Nuesse agreed with many of the comments made by Jaszewski. She added that the fiber project could be a “big factor” in attracting businesses to the new industrial park or retaining businesses in Arlington. Reetz, who supported the original fiber project, presented an example of how a medical center in southeastern Minnesota wanted to connect fiber to a medical facility in another town and the cost by a private provider was enormous. Ruehling did not raise an objection to the technology, but said all taxpayers, including residents and businesses who do not support the proposal, would be on the hook if the project failed. He added that the community already has companies that provide broadband. Wills brought up concerns raised by City Attorney Ross Arneson in a memo to the City Council. Arneson, in the memo, said, “My concern is that the relationship between the Joint Powers Board and the Fiber Optic Co-op is somewhat undefined and open-ended at this point.” Arneson later said in the memo, “I have not seen any legal document that sets out the relationship between the Joint Powers Board an Co-op. It is important to have the relationship fully explained.” Arneson also explained that a clear-cut timeline and decision steps need to be defined in the agreement. Mayor Kreft later asked if Jaszewski knew that had fiber lines in the ground and the Sibley East Public School and Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center were already hooked up. Jaszewski admitted that he did not know that fact until earlier in the day. Reetz countered that fiber lines are in the ground, but they do not reach every residence and business in town. Mayor Kreft replied that the fiber lines that are currently in the ground are like a tree trunk and the system sprouts like branches as people request the service. Mayor Kreft said the city would be better off working with the present fiber company and offer it incentives. He continued and said that if the project failed, the city would have to raise taxes 22 percent each year for 20 years. Mayor Kreft said it would be poor judgment for the City of Arlington to invest in a company like the fiber cooperative which has no money, no customers and provides a service that residents and businesses already have in town.
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State of Minnesota has a $1.23 billion surplus this year
Our View: Use the surplus for tax relief, infrastructure and reserve fund
A few weeks ago, state finance officials announced that Minnesota has a $1.23 billion projected budget surplus in the current two-year budget cycle. That is a $408 million increase over the last forecast which was released in December. According to Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter, the improvement is due entirely to better revenues driven by a stronger economy. Democrats and Republicans, of course, have already taken credit for the budget surplus with claims that their respective philosophy created the extra funds. The next step is for Governor Mark Dayton and the politicians in the Sentate and House to decide how best to allocate this surplus. They will not need much help as a number of ideas have already been tossed out. Since the surplus belongs to Minnesota taxpayers and not Minnesota government, one suggestion is to give back some of the money in the form of tax relief. Another suggestion is for politicians to use a chunk of money and invest in infrastructure such as roads and bridges across the entire state, not just the Twin Cities area and regional centers. A final suggestion is for politicians to stash away some money in the reserve fund to plan for the next economic downturn. The worst idea is for Governor Dayton and legislators to return the money to taxpayers in the form of rebate checks. This occurred when Governor Jesse Ventura was in office and some lean years followed. -K.M.
Letters To The Editor
Chairperson explains revised fiber project
To The Editor, Recently RS Fiber Cooperative sent a mailer to residents in the RS Fiber Cooperative target area. We hope you have had time to read the information in that mailer. It is important that you return the pledge sheet so that the officials in your townships and cities know your wishes concerning the Fiber to the Home. We hope you agree this is a project that will help us prepare for the future. Experts in the industry and financing have been involved since the start of RS Fiber Cooperative. Those experts, along with the efforts of many local individuals have developed an exciting project. RS Fiber Cooperative is being formed by residents of the townships and cities in Sibley and Renville Counties as well as Lafayette, Brownton, Stewart, and Buffalo Lake. Its goal is to provide high speed broadband service, TV service and land line telephone to its patron/owners. As a patron/owner of RS Fiber Cooperative you will receive high speed broadband for your internet service as well as TV service and landline telephone. You will also be a voting member of the coop and will be eligible to receive patronage dividends. Profits of a cooperative stay local. At a township meeting recently one resident told the group he has friends in North Dakota that have fiber to their farm through their coop. Last year they received a $1,000 dividend check from the co-op. Our area is like most of rural America. We have talked to the companies that currently provide services in our area to see if they can provide the speeds we need to position our area for the future. They have told us that the return on investment it too low for them to provide more than we have at this time. Residents that were being provided service from Verizon through ClearWave recently lost service because ClearWave did not fit into Verizon’s long range plan. With a cooperative, since the people using the services are the owners, the pay back doesn't have to be as rapid. The financial package that is being put together combines private and public funds and is being scrutinized by many people. If, at the time the package is completed, RS Fiber Cooperative is deemed to be a project that is viable the project will be built. Each entity that is a member of the RS Fiber Joint Powers Board will have a vote in the final decision. If you haven't received the mailer that was sent please contact RS Fiber so that a mailer can be sent to you. If you have questions about the project also please contact RS Fiber at 1-800-628-1754. Also check us out at our websitewww.rsfiber.coop. Mark Brandt, Chair RS Fiber Cooperative
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to the following local and area residents compliments of the Arlington Lions Club Community Calendar. March 21 Caleb Malarz, Charles Breyer, Krista Kube, Lori Diekmann and Tim Reinert. March 22 Bob Goheen, Brandon Barth, Eileen Pieschke, Jeff McMackins, Jonathan Felmlee, Ramona Evenson and Ronda Brau. March 23 Francis Bigaeoutte, Jr., Charlie Thomes, Taylor Van Hout, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Allison. March 24 Duncan Schmig, Madelyn McKinnon, Mitch Koepp and Stephanie Walls. March 25 Cullen Arneson, Darla Dols, Jamie Halverson, Stephanie Baumgarten and Stephanie Herd. March 26 Brent Farber, Danny Dahn, Donna Wolter, Hunter Otto, Jennifer Pasek and Sharon Shimota. March 27 Annette Bergersen, Brenda Sorenson and Hunter Nelson. ***** A young man was visiting a psychiatrist, hoping to cure his eating and sleeping disorder. “Every thought I have turns to my mother,” he told the psychiatrist. “As soon as I fall asleep and begin to dream, everyone in my dream turns into my mother. I wake up so upset that all I can do is go downstairs and eat a piece of toast.” The psychiatrist replied, “What, just one piece of toast for a growing boy like you?” ***** Two blondes lock their keys in the car. One of the blondes tries to break into the car while the the other one watches. Finally the first blonde says “Darn, I can't get in the car!” The other blonde replies, “keep trying, it looks like it is going to rain and the top is down.” ***** If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong? ***** What's the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer. ***** Musician: “Did you hear my last recital?” Friend: “I hope so.” ***** Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. ***** Two men at a racetrack were discussing their luck. “An amazing thing happened to me last time I was here,” said the first man. “It was the 4th day of the month, and it was the day of my son’s 4th birthday. The address of our house is 44, and I arrived at the track at 4:44 p.m.” “I bet you put money on the 4th horse on the card,” said the second man. “Yes, I did,” said the first man. “And it won?” “No, it came in 4th!” ***** A cop stops a drunk wandering the streets at 4 in the morning. “Can you explain why you are out at this hour?” The drunk replies, “If I would be able to explain myself, I would have been home by now.” ***** A lawyer was walking down the street when he saw two cars crashing into each other. Rushing over he said, “I saw everything. I can take either side!” ***** Outside the train station a kid selling newspapers bellowed, “Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Five men swindled!” A man walks up and buys the paper. After reading it he comes back to the kid. “Hey kid, I don’t see anything here about five people being swindled!” “Extra! Extra!” yells the boy. “Six men swindled!” ***** Josh phoned his heart surgeon to schedule an appointment for an immediate surgery. “I’m sorry,” the receptionist answered, “we don’t have anything available for the next three weeks.” "But I could die by then!” replied Josh. “No problem,” answered the receptionist. “ Just call before to cancel the appointment.” *****
Felony protection rights and anti business session
To The Editor, Since 2013, the DFL party has held the majority in the Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House of Representatives, the Governor, State Auditor, Secretary of State and the Attorney General. Therefore, because our state government is so completely out of balance, absolutely nothing happens at the state level without the support and the blessing of the DFL party. It is in complete control! Last year, under the “leadership” described above, Minnesota passed over $2 billion in new tax increases, among which were the “business to business” taxes we have heard so much about. Now in 2014 and facing a general election, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota House quickly called for the repeal of the above taxes, disingenuously claiming a desire to help Minnesota taxpayers with tax reform. Not so fast says the DFL majority in the Minnesota Senate, who are not up for election in 2014, claiming a need to be thoughtful and thorough before taking such radical action as the repeal of burdensome taxes. However, please do not worry that those in control of the Senate agenda are not working hard and moving bills through the committee process. The following is a partial list of bills heard on March 14 in a committee that I sit on; 1. SF 107: Restore felony right to vote before completion of sentence 2. SF 1676: Protect convicted felons from “collateral consequences” of convictions 3. SF 2214: Expungement of felony conviction records 4. SF 133: New licensing requirements for medical labs and grow government with new advisory council. 5. SF 1792: New registration requirements for therapeutic massage therapists. 6. SF 1904: New licensing provisions for optometrists 7. SF 2006: Employers faced with new type of lawsuit from family care caregivers claiming discrimination under the Human Rights Act 8. SF 2105: Additional mandatory sick and personal time off from employment. 9. SF 1806: New requirement that some employers be subject to a pay equity compliance audit and issuance of appropriate “certificate.” 10. SF 1999: New cause of action, claim for damages and attorney fees against employers thought to be engaged in wage discrimination. While Governor Dayton claims he wants 2014 to be the “unsession,” how could anyone take him seriously? The above 10 bills were part of the agenda in one committee for one day last week. In that agenda, numbers 1-3 involve protection for convicted felons and 4-10 deal with imposing more government restrictions on employers and growing the size and cost of state government. I wonder how many similar bills were heard on any given day last week in the other 17 senate committees, all the while the promised tax relief bills languish unaddressed. No, I would not describe this as the unsession. Rather, it looks like the Protection of Felony Rights/Anti Business Session. Scott Newman State Senator R-Hutchinson
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Sharon Ann Geib, 68, Arlington
Sharon Ann Geib was born in St. Paul on July 10, 1945. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Alice (Mackey) Hamilton. On Sept. 29, 1961, she married Melvin Geib in Shakopee. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters, Shelly, Tracy and Shannon. Sharon retired from TSE in Arlington after 21 years. She was very creative. She loved cooking, decorating and watching QVC. Sharon was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her family and her little dog Peppi dearly. Sharon passed away on March 11 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 68 years and 10 months. Blessed be her memory. Sharon is survived by her husband of 52 years, Melvin, and their little dog, Peppi; daughters, Shelly (Dan) Rannow, Tracy (Tim) Stuedemann and Shannon Best (special friend Brandon McDowell); grandchildren, Rachelle (Jason) Hendricks, Joshua (Melodie) Rannow, Christopher (Marissa) Rannow, Alyssa (Mili) Kajtaz, Jeremy (Patty) Geib, Linsey (Chris) Weidendorf, Maddie Stuedemann, Brittany Geib (special friend Justin Potts) and Taylor Best (special friend Travis Koester); great grandchildren, Cassidy, Courtney, Camryn and Chase Hendricks, Miley, Hayley and Jordan Rannow, Bentley and Liam Kajtaz, Colton and Claire Geib, Caylee and Levi Weidendorf, and Riley Geib, brothers, Donald (Peggy) Hamilton and Larry Hamilton; sisters, Karon (Gary) Mohrmann and Terrie (Terry) Mohrmann; many nieces, nephews and friends. Sharon is preceded in death by her parents and in-laws.
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Music Festival
A number of local students recently participated in the 2014 Music Festival which was sponsored by the Minnesota and National Federation of Music Clubs and the Club 88 Music Teachers. The festival gives students the opportunity to perform and receive evaluation in a non-competitive setting. Students who earned superior ratings performed in one of the Festival Honors Concerts on Sunday, March 2. The following students from the Arlington and Hutchinson area participated in the event. Front Row: Joseph Roepke and Allison Wright. Back Row: Samuel Roepke.
Ernest ‘JR’ V. Voigt Jr., 68, Arlington
Funeral services for Ernest “JR” Vern Voigt Jr., 68, of Arlington, were held Friday, March 14, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Ronald Mathison officiated. Mr. Voigt died Monday, March 10, 2014, at his home after a courageous fight with Ernest ‘JR’ cancer. Voigt Jr. The organist was Dawn Wolter, and soloist Lawrence Biermann sang “In the Garden” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” The congregational hymn was “Amazing Grace.” Military honors were by Glencoe VFW Post 5102. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Voigt, Orvin Voigt, Orville Voigt and Richard Michaelis, “meeting him at heaven’s gates.” Pallbearers were Jason Voigt, James Voigt, Shannon Voigt, Tony Voigt, Jeff Mueller and Daron Strey. Interment was in the Glencoe City Cemetery. Mr. Voigt was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Glencoe, to Ernest and Emma (Stoeckmann) Voigt. He was baptized as an infant on Nov. 11, 1945, by the Rev. H.H. Schaller and confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 3, 1959, by the Rev. Karl J. Plocher, both at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Helen Township, Glencoe. He attended school in Glencoe, graduating with the class of 1963. Immediately after graduation, Mr. Voigt enlisted in the U.S. Air Force to serve his country. He reenlisted for an extra year to serve in Vietnam. He had the highest top security clearance and spent most of his tour in windowless space with top security documents, of which he was in charge. After serving his country, Mr. Voigt returned home to work with his father and family in their housemoving business. On June 11, 1987, Mr. Voigt was united in marriage to Lorelei “Lori” Ann Hinze by the Rev. Harvey G. Kath at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. They made their home in Arlington and were blessed with two sons, Ryan and Andrew. The Voigts shared over 35 years together. Mr. Voigt helped in the family house-moving business with his dad, brothers, nephews and sons most of his adult life, moving many houses, barns and other buildings around the area, and also moving many homes out of the metro area to make room for new roads. Some of them were moved more than 100 miles to their new locations. One 200-ton stone house in Golden Valley even made a segment on Channel 11 news, being called a “Home on the Roam.” He also helped run the Rupp and Northway snowmobile dealership assembly from 1969-73. They would sell and repair snowmobiles and mini bikes. Mr. Voigt raced a 1968 modified 340 Rupp in local races, which his dad nicknamed “Loud Mouth.” He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe and a member of the Glencoe VFW Post 5102 in Glencoe. Mr. Voigt’s enjoyments in life included camping, fishing, gardening and playing cards. He was “Mr. Fix It” and could fix anything and make use of everything. He was the most generous and loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend one could ever meet. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends. Mr. Voigt was and did fight like a soldier until he died on March 10, surrounded by his family at his home in Arlington. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Lorelei “Lori” Voigt of Arlington; children, Ryan (Jennifer “Jenni”) Voigt of Glencoe and Andrew Voigt of Arlington; stepchildren, Jeremy Hinze of Glencoe and Meredith (Chad) Sykora of Blaine; grandchildren, Dreyden Voigt, Drake Voigt, Zackery Hinze and his special friend, Whitney Robinson, Kiersten Hinze, Jake Sykora, Henry Sykora and Sam Sykora; great-grandchild, Cadance Hinze; mother-in-law, Carol Hinze of Cushing; siblings, Elvis (Cherry) Voigt of Arlington, Gloria Thomas of Bloomington, Genevieve “Jenny” (Lanny) Engelke of Plato, and EmilyVestal of Chaska; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carol Voigt of Glencoe, Jo (Lee) Cornell of Mankato, and Michelle (John) Donahue of Mayer; many nieces and nephews, whom he adored and loved, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Ernest and Emma Voigt; father-in-law, Elvin Hinze; brothers, Roger Voigt, Orville Voigt and Orvin Voigt; brothers-in-law, Philip Thomas and Mike Vestal; and nieces, Debra Thomas and Michelle Vestal. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
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Salaries for bus routes will increase to $12,485 for the 2013-14 school year and $12,735 for the 2014-15 school year. They are paid over a 10-month period. The unit driving rates also increased from 1.5 to two percent. Unit routes include late activity buses between towns, transportation between campuses, transportation to River Bend Education District in New Ulm, extra curricular driving and early childhood and head start busing.
Other Business
In other actions, the board: • Approved March bills and payments in the amount of $1,167,868.21. • Hired Stephanie Schultz as head softball coach for $4,045, Chantharak Khamprasong as junior high track coach for $2,369 and Rod Tollefson as assistant golf coach for $3,094. The board also approved the following volunteer coaches: Forrest Bostelman, golf; Carrie Pioske, track; Michael Bullert, golf.
• Accepted donations from the follow organizations: The Minnesota Valley Electric Trust, $385 for an alphabeter chair and $500 for an art display; Gaylord Fire Department Relief Association, $1,000 for wrestling mats and $600 for a softball fence; VFW Post 6031, $700 for school patrol projects; Sibley East Wolverines Booster Inc., $130 for All-State Choir lodging; Gaylord Game Protective, $600 for the softball fence; and $100 from American Legion Post 433 to the softball program.
It’s been a deadly month on Minnesota roads
It’s been a deadly month and year on Minnesota roads so far in 2014, according to the KNUJ Radio website. Authorities said that at least 19 people have died on roadways since March 1. Minnesota State Patrol spokesperson Sergeant Jacalyn Sticha said that it may be due to the changes in the weather. She urges everyone to drive for the conditions. Minnesota’s year-to-date traffic fatality total is now up to 58, which is six more than were killed at this time last year. Authorities continue to warn drivers to slow down during winter weather and remember to always wear their seatbelt.
Seminars to be held on wills, financial planning, living wills, health care directives and much more
Do you have questions about wills, financial planning, living wills and health care directives, or prearrangements for your service of death and resurrection? An introduction seminar will be held at the Arlington United Methodist Church, 303 West Alden Street, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29. The purpose of the event is to provide an introduction and raise central questions on the topics. One hour will be spent (including questions/answers) on each of the topics following this schedule: 8:45 a.m.: Gathering time and coffee/refreshments. 9 a.m.: Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care by Kristie Bauer, social worker at Sibley Medical Center. 10 a.m.: Prearrangements for your Services of Death and Resurrection by Gregg Borchert of Kolden Funeral Home and Rev. Rod Stemme. 11 a.m.: Wills and Estate Planning by Ross Arneson, attorney. Noon: Financial Planning for/in Retirement by Kevin Lindstrand, Certified Financial Planner. People are welcome to attend the whole series or the session/sessions they desire. This series is sponsored by the Education/Outreach Committee of the Arlington United Methodist Church and is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Pre-registration is desired so that materials will be available for all. To pre-register, call 964-2288.
Marion Martin Kunerth, Bozeman, Mont.
Marion Lydia Martin Kunerth passed away in the early morning of March 14 at S p r i n g Meadows Assisted Living in Bozeman, M o n t . , where she had been a resident for the past three years. Marion Born in Martin Arlington, Kunerth the first of five children to Alex and Lydia Martin, she was raised on the family farm and graduated from high school in 1944. Following graduation, she worked in a dress shop in Minneapolis until her marriage to Raymond Briest. This union brought forth two children, Larry Wayne Briest and Wendy Rae (Briest) Dahlen. As she raised her children, Marion worked fiercely to provide for them and tirelessly to give them the best of everything. Her love for plants and flowers led her to the floral design world, eventually owning her own floral shop. She had an eye for color and the unusual and was never afraid to try something new. Her skills as a ceramic artist were enjoyed by many of her family and friends. She loved to travel and amass photos of all of her adventures. After a short marriage to Rube Kunerth and tiring of the cold winters in Minnesota, she found herself drawn to the sand and the sun of Sanibel Island, Fla. Working in a small gift shop brought her contact with new people who became friends; walks on the beach and a myriad of sunsets brought her joy and food for her soul. In 1999, Marion moved to Belgrade, Mont., to be near her brother and sister-in-law, ElRoy and Reini Martin. She enjoyed many new friends and was always up for a cup of coffee and a little sweet treat. Marion is survived by her children, Larry Briest of Florida, and Wendy (Todd) Dahlen of Ecuador; one grandson, Hunter Dahlen of Florida; and two siblings, ElRoy (Reini) Martin of Belgrade and Charles (Darlene) Martin of Blackduck. She is preceded in death by her parents; two siblings, Alex E. Martin and Gloria Martin; and two husbands, Ray Briest and Rube Kunerth. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
85 Years Ago
March 21, 1929 Louis Kill, Editor Many of our farmers have been out dragging their fields this week and getting the soil ready for the spring planting. If this fine weather continues much seeding will be done this week. John H. Jasken, who recently purchased the Fred Wieman farm west of town, is moving onto the same this week. April 1st is the date of the grand Easter Ball at the Arlington Community Hall. Bob Goeritz and his orchestra will furnish the music. This organization plays old and popular tunes equally well and will no doubt provide music to please both young and old. rary relief, but in mid-November he was again obliged to give up his duties at the Hub office. John Jasken of Dryden township shipped a Holstein bull to market last week which weighed 2,010 pounds and sold for 22 c per pound. He received a check for $442.20. The Hallett Construction Co. of Crosby, Minn., was the successful bidder on the contract for paving T. H. 5 between Arlington and Gaylord, the letting for which was held last Friday in St. Paul. Cost of paving the 8.5 miles will be about $450,000. A group of Arlington women are holding practice sessions to prepare an act for the variety show, “Arlington Antics,” which will be presented in the high school gym April 26th. They are Diana Glieden, Janet Wieman, Marge Kloeckl, Rita Melsha, Annmarie Trocke, Bonnie Klunder, Rosemary Jacobs (director), Laura Tjosvold, Kathy Hahn, Marcelle Werner, Dorothy Brockhoff, and Faye Pinske.
25 Years Ago
March 23, 1989 Kurt Menk, Editor Lynette Eibs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Eibs of rural Henderson, was crowned queen for the Crow River Lamb and Wool Producers Association at their annual banquet on March 5th. Lynette will make personal appearances representing the lamb and wool industry locally and throughout the state. She is a senior at Arlington-Green Isle High School. Eighth grader Corey Carpenter was selected to the 19881989 Minnesota River Conference Boys’ Wrestling team. Senior Bill Boettcher was named as honorable mention.
45 Years Ago
March 20, 1969 Val Kill, Editor The new owners of the Oasis Cafe in Green Isle will hold a grand opening on March 25th. The new proprietors are Mrs. Emma Perschau of Green Isle and her daughter, Mrs. Janice M. Mathews of Glencoe. Work on the new addition to the Arlington Municipal Hospital has been moving along at a steady pace all winter and appears to be about one-third completed. The brick will be put on as soon as it is warm enough.
65 Years Ago
March 24, 1949 Louis Kill, Editor Benjamin F. Borchert, well known Gaylord citizen and copublisher of the Gaylord Hub, passed away Sunday morning at his home in that city. Deceased had been ailing with a brain tumor for more than a year, and last August submitted to an operation, which gave him tempo-
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Tri-captains named for Sibley East hoops team
By Kurt Menk Editor Head coach Dan Meier, during the recent awards night event, announced the tri-captains for the 2014-2015 Sibley East varsity boys basketball team. The tri-captains are juniors Andrew Bullert, Lukas Bullert and Zac Weber. Andrew is the son of Brian and Pam Bullert, Arlington. Lukas is the son of Craig and Linnea Bullert, Arlington. Zac is the son of Jeff and Missy Weber, Arlington.
Dates announced for deer hunting listening sessions
Deer hunters are invited to attend one of a series of listening sessions jointly hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA). “We’ve been hearing that deer numbers are too low and this year’s severe winter is exacerbating those concerns in many regions of the state,” said Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader. “These listening sessions will give deer hunters and the general public an opportunity to communicate directly with DNR staff who make deer management decisions.” “Deer populations and health are important to MDHA members and all deer hunters,” said Mark Johnson, MDHA executive director. “We’re pleased to be able to offer these meetings so people regardless of their affiliation or interest can express their opinions on deer populations.” All listening sessions will be from 7-9 p.m. For Arlington-Green Isle area residents, a listening session will be held at the Nicollet Conservation Club, 46045 471st Lane, Nicollet, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 27.
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The following tracksters are returning letterwinners for the Sibley East varsity girls track team. Front Row: (left to right) Allison Eibs, Ella Lundstrom, Courtney
Eibs, Natalie Mesker, Sara Peterson and Maren Miner. Back Row: (l to r) Megan Eckberg, Alyssa Weber, Megan Krentz and Karley Lind.
SE girls track team returns 10 letterwinners this spring
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity girls track team, under the direction of head coach Jill Warzecha, returns 10 letterwinners this spring. The returning letterwinners include seniors Megan Eckberg (state participant), Courtney Eibs, Maren Miner and Sara Peterson; junior Karley Lind; sophomores Megan Krentz, Natalie Mesker and Alyssa Weber; and freshmen Alison Eibs and Ella Lundstrom. The rest of the senior high athletes consist of senior Alicia Kranz; juniors Jean Sickmann; and sophomore Sarah Malinowski. The remaining junior high athletes included freshmen Abigail Butler, Brooke Klehr, Emily Raddatz, Samantha Raghu and Emma Samletzka; eighth graders Taylor Brinkman, Kati Danielson, Tamara Ehrich, Lindsey Flieth, Norma Gonzalez, Sammi Klehr, Madison Krueger, Madilyn Latzke, Ali Stock, and Haley Rohwer; seventh graders Ariel Butler, Madison Grove, Breanna Fahning, Madilyn Krentz, Rachel Rettman and Taylor Strand. The managers are Alexus Kreft and Chloey Kellerman. “We have a handful of returning letterwinners that will contribute to our team points as well challenge themselves to improve upon their personal best throws, jumps and times,” said Warzecha. “We had two all conference athletes last year-Megan Krentzdiscus and Megan Eckberghurdles and fourth at state.” Warzecha continued, “We also have great deal of junior high athletes that will gain valuable experience this year. Warzecha added, “We have a few changes in coaching staff. Coach Chad Johnson is specializing in the field events while coach “Air” or Khamprasong Chantharak will be working with throws this year. Coach Mike Vrklan will continue with the hurdlers while coach Dan Meier will work with the distance runners and I will work with sprinters and mid distance. We are excited to open our season.” The Lady Wolverines will open their indoor season at Minnesota State University, Mankato, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The first outdoor meet is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, April 8.
SE boys track team returns 9 letterwinners
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity boys track team, under the leadership of first-year head coach Chad Johnson, returns nine letterwinners this spring. The nine returning letterwinners include seniors Erik Danielson and Ben White; juniors Cole Bruhn, Zachery Peterson and Sam Thies; and sophomores Jack Ballalatak, Justin Bennett, Mason Latzke and Zac Latzke, according to Johnson. The remaining senior high athletes include juniors Chase Ellwood, Isaac Elseth, Jon DuFrane, Erik Moreno, Jonah Butler, Korban Strand and Brandon Raghu; and sophomore Jack Rosenfeld. The junior high athletes consist of freshmen Chris Johnson, Leighton Rose, Tim Otto and Conner Kranz; eighth graders Layne Bruch, Jesus Rodriguez, Sam Grominga, Logan Tesch, Lucas Chavez and Logan Wagenius; and seventh graders Kameron In and Jens Lundstrom. Due to the inclement weather, the team is running on the streets outside, but also training inside the school. The Wolverines will open their indoor season at Minnesota State University, Mankato, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The first outdoor meet is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, April 8.
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Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The following athletes are returning letterwinners for the Sibley East varsity boys track team this spring. Front Row: (left to right) Mason Latzke, Zac Latzke and Justin Bennett. Back Row: (l to r)
Cole Bruhn, Sam Thies, Ben White, Jack Ballalatak and Zachery Peterson. Missing from the photo is Erik Danielson.
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Sibley County Partnering in Prevention presentation made to the City Council
By Kurt Menk Editor A presentation on the Sibley County Partnering in Prevention was made to the Arlington City Council during its regular meeting on Monday night, March 17. The presentation was given by Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Administrator Todd Sandberg and Sibley County Planning & Implementation Coordinator Cierra Thibert. The partners include Teens4Real Youth, parents, law enforcement, media, school staff, local government, school administration, business community, spiritual/fraternal groups, youth service organizations, justice/-corrections, health care professionals and civic/volunteer groups. The coalition members consist of Jim Amsden, Megan Bennett, Barb Bertrand, Irene Garcia, Steve Harter, Rene Moriarty, Joely Patten Eskens, Sue Pinske, Eunice Rucks, Todd Sandberg, Tim Schellhammer, Rod Stemme and Laura Zender. The vision of Sibley County Partnering in Prevention is to build a safe, healthy and chemically free environment for the youth of the Sibley East community. Local Condition #1: 72 percent of community members report they are concerned about the harm from underage drinking in their community. Local Condition #2: In 2013, 82 parents strongly agreed that, “My community should adopt or strongly enforce our existing social hosting ordinance which makes it unlawful for adults to allow underage youth (other than their children) to drink alcohol in their home.” Local Condition #3: Responsible beverage server training - Since 2012, eight out of 22 liquor serving establishments in Sibley County have had an employee attend RBST. Of the eight that attended training, five were from establishments in Arlington. dents Enforcement & Courts: • Policies in place at schools Individual Factors • Alcohol perceived to be less harmful than other drugs
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Understand the following: • What is the City of Arlington’s philosophy related to underage drinking and the establishments who serve them? • Are there opportunities for the coalition and the City of Arlington to partner together in building a safe, healthy and chemically free environment for the youth? • What is the most effective way for the coalition to partner with the City of Arlington?
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The Steven Stien family of Gaylord won the Floyd Allen Memorial Award for
their many years of participation at the Arlington Raceway.
Arlington Raceway Awards Banquet held in Morton on Saturday, March 8
Almost 350 people attended the 2013 Arlington Raceway Awards Banquet at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton on Saturday night, March 8. The following champions were honored: AH Hermel IMCA Sport Compact-54 Alan Lahr of Nicollet; Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby16 Ryan Grochow of New Ulm; Liberty Station Outlaw Hobby-01x Perry Oestreich of Belle Plaine; Coors Light IMCA Sport Modified-9 Matthew Looft of Swea City, Iowa; Annihilator IMCA Stock Car-92 Dan Mackenthun of Hamburg; 95.7 the Rock Station IMCA Sprint1300 Brett Allen of Gaylord; and the New Country MN 93 IMCA Modified-5 Brandon Beckendorf of Danube. The top 10 drivers each received an award. Perfect Attendance Awards were presented to 44 drivers that competed in each event. John Theis of Le Center received the Truck Auto Cross Championship trophy and Aaron Helmbrecht of Howard Lake received the Car Auto Cross Championship trophy. Farmer Brown Motorsports presented the top five in the Junior Sportsman Go Kart Division, Junior Go Kart Division, and the Stock Go-Kart division with beautiful trophies. All rookies in attendance also received a trophy from Farmer Brown Motorsports. Rookie awards were presented to the following drivers: AH Hermel IMCA Sport Compact-15 Kyren Porter of Madison Lake; Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby-34 Dakota Robinson of Arlington; Liberty Station Outlaw Hobby-3J Jessie Johnson of Belle Plaine; Coors Light IMCA Sport Modified-3x Jeremy Brown of Elko; 95.7 the Rock Station IMCA Sprint-79 Aaron Wisch of Arlington; and the New Country MN 93 IMCA Modified-111 Adam Voss of Arlington. Cus It’s Fun Awards were presented to the following drivers: AH Hermel IMCA Sport Compact-17 Ashelyn Moriarty of Jordan; Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby-1k Kristin Voss of Belle Plaine; Liberty Station Outlaw-0x Mark Oestreich; Annihilator IMCA Stock Car-23m Dave Moriarty of Jordan; Coors Light IMCA Sport Modified74 Zach Malchow of Hutchinson; 95.7 the Rock Station IMCA Sprint- 33 Jeremy Schultz of Hutchinson; and New Country MN 93 IMCA Modified-74 Tim Pessek of Hutchinson. Most Improved Awards were presented to the following drivers: AH Hermel IMCA Sport Compact-Logan St. John of Arlington; Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby75 Josh Telecky of Hutchinson; Liberty Station Outlaw-4 Scott Oestreich of New Prague; Coors Light IMCA Sport Modified-Eric Larson of Madison Lake; Annihilator IMCA Stock Car-33 Matthew Schauer of Arlington; 95.7 the Rock Station IMCA Sprint-1300 Brett Allen of Gaylord; and New Country MN 93 IMCA Modified-12 Chad Porter of Madison Lake. For their many years of participation at the race track, the Steven Stien family of Gaylord won the Floyd Allen Memorial Award. The #1300 Brett Allen of Gaylord received the Jeff Rucks Sportsmanship Award for his promotion of the sport and the Arlington Raceway.
Call To Action
The representatives asked the City Council to consider a city representative joining the Sibley County Partnering in Prevention Coalition. The monthly meetings rotate between Gaylord and Arlington from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
Strategic Plan
Retail/Access Availability: • Compliance check failure rate • Percent of outlets receiving RBST Community Norms: • Adults’ belief that high schools should engage in appropriate activities to reduce underage drinking among stu-
Sibley County Court
The following misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors were heard in District Court March 7-14: Minnesota State Patrol (MSP); Sheriff’s Office (SO); Department of Natural Resources (DNR); MN Department of Transportation (MNDOT): Gary R. Janckila, 49, Gaylord, harassment-restraining order-violate and knows of temporary or restraining order, stay of imposition, probation to the court 90 days, remain law-abiding, local confinement 21 days, $85, Arlington PD; Kyle J. Schmidt, 25, Arlington, disorderly conduct, continued, unsupervised probation six months, write letter of apology, send to attorney’s office for review within two weeks, no same or similar, pay costs, $185, Arlington PD; Darwin S. Muchow, 69, Gaylord, seat belt required, $110, Gaylord PD; Elyse S. Cooper, 27, Luverne, driver must carry proof of insurance when operating vehicle, dismissed, Gibbon PD; Amy E. Laabs, 32, Henderson, operate unregistered vehicle/without plates displayed on public street/highway, driver must carry proof of insurance when operating vehicle, dismissed, Henderson PD; Steven W. Buesgens, 34, Henderson, use artificial lights on Hwy/field/woodland/forest-two hours after sunset thru sunrise, fleeing a Peace Officer by means other than a motor vehicle, dismissed, MN DNR; Claude T. Anderson, 60, Arden Hills, speed, $125, MSP; Darryl R. Chaplin, 52, New Auburn, seat belt required, $110, MSP; Luke A. Geib, 27, Arlington, seatbelt violation in commercial vehicle, $110, MSP; Michael A. Norman, 35, Woodbury, speed, $125, MSP; Antonio, Valdovinos, 68, Arlington, driving after revocation, $285, MSP; Alvaro C. Balderas, 40, Arlington, driving after revocation, $185, uninsured vehicle-owner violation, dismissed, SO; Christopher J. Fahey, 38, Belle Plaine, driver fails to stop at entrance of through highway, $135, SO; Heidi J. Haefs, 36, Henderson, driving after suspension, dismissed, SO; Jesse R. Odenthal, 30, Gaylord, issue dishonored check, pay restitution, $1,818.17, SO. The following felonies were heard in District Court March 714: Steven W. Buesgens, 34, Henderson, fleeing a Peace Officer in a motor vehicle, continued, supervised probation three years, sentence to service five days for indeterminate, keep court/attorney informed of current address, contact with probation, follow all instructions of probation, sign probation agreement, sign all releases of information, pay costs, pay restitution, remain law-abiding, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no possession of alcohol or drugs, random testing, Dfd is permitted to possess and use firearms and ammunition if otherwise lawful to do so, $2,017.41, MN DNR.
No injuries when vehicle leaves the roadway 4 miles west of Henderson
By Kurt Menk Editor A one-vehicle accident reportedly occurred along Highway 19 about four miles west of Henderson at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department. Keith Burger, 42, Marshall, was driving a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer eastbound on Highway 19 when he lost control of the vehicle on the slush covered road, according to the report. The vehicle entered the north ditch and the side airbags deployed. Burger and a passenger, Mary Burger, 59, town unavailable, were not injured, according to the report. The vehicle had moderate damage.
Sibley East Public Schools
Kindergarten Orientation
Monday, March 24th
500 Court Street – Gaylord Campus
Escuelas Pùblicas Sibley East
Orientación para Kinder
Lunes, 24 de Marzo
500 Court Street – Escuela en Gaylord
Tuesday, March 25
4:30-6:30 p.m. each evening Register for Fall 2014 All Day, Every Day Kindergarten
202 NW Third Avenue – Arlington Campus
Martes, 25 de Marzo
202 NW Third Avenue – Escuela en Arlington 4:30-6:30 p.m. cada noche
Paquetes de información serán enviados por correo o información puede ser obtenida de la Pegina Web en www.sibleyeast.org
Por favor llame si no ha recibido un paquete o para más información al: 507-964-8222 o 507-237-3312
Information packets will be mailed or information can be obtained from the school webpage at www.sibleyeast.org Please call if you do not receive a packet or for more info at: 507-964-8222 or 507-237-3312
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Engineer-It Challenge Workshop to be held on Saturday, April 12
The Engineer-It Challenge Workshop will be held at the Glencoe City Center from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12. Every part of a person’s life is affected by science. Many everyday mysteries can be solved by using the eight science and engineering practices. People are encouraged to join the Sibley, McLeod and Carver County 4-H Programs and the Extension Center for Youth Development at the Engineer-It Challenge Workshop to develop engineering skill. What will be offered? • People will experience hands-on engineering challenges. • People will learn about bridge building, Rube-Goldberg machines, roller-coasters and engineering concepts. • People will learn about local youth opportunities in engineering. • People will gain new leadership and communication skills to bring back to their community. All youth enrolled in grades 4-8 are welcome to attend. Registrations are due to the Sibley County Extension Office by Tuesday, April 1. Current 4-H members can contact the Extension Office to register. Non 4-H members can complete the Short-Term 4-H Member Registration found at http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4H/4honline/docs/4Honlineshort-term-enrollment-form2013-2014-pdf or contact the Sibley County Extension Office at (507) 237-4100 or email rettm001@umn.edu. Registration can be sent to Sibley County Extension Office, 111 Eighth Street, P.O. Box 207, Gaylord, MN, 55334.
FSA Matters
By Peggy Read CED Sibley County FSA Need Help Planting A Crop? Call Farm Rescue, the nonprofit organization that plants and harvests crops for family farmers who have experienced a major injury, illness or natural disaster. Up to 1,000 acres planted free of charge. Go to farmrescue.org or call 701-252-2017 for an application. Apply now. Priority is given to applications received by April 15. New Farm Bill Provides Permanent Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs The 2014 Farm Bill, formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014, makes the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) permanent programs and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to Oct. 1, 2011. LFP provides compensation to eligible producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought and fire. LIP provides compensation to livestock producers who suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the Federal Government or protected by Federal law, including wolves and avian predators. USDA is determined to make implementing the livestock disaster programs a top priority and plans to open program enrollment by April 15. As USDA begins implementing the livestock disaster assistance programs, producers should record all pertinent information of natural disaster consequences, including: • Documentation of the number and kind of livestock that have died, supplemented if possible by photographs or video records of ownership and losses. • Dates of death supported by birth recordings or purchase receipts. • Costs of transporting livestock to safer grounds or to move animals to new pastures. • Feed purchases if supplies or grazing pastures are destroyed. • Crop records, including seed and fertilizer purchases, planting and production records. • Pictures of on-farm storage facilities that were destroyed by wind or flood waters. • Evidence of damaged farm land. Many producers still have questions. USDA is in the process of interpreting Farm Bill program regulations. Additional information will be provided once the enrollment period is announced. In the meantime, producers can review the LIP and LFP Fact Sheets. Thanks for your patience as USDA works diligently to put Farm Bill programs into action to benefit the farmers and ranchers of rural America.
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Found Wedding Picture
This old wedding photograph identified only as “The Bendlin’s was taken at the Mrs. F. Earley Studio in Arlington. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890’s or early 1900’s with the couple appearing to be in their 20’s at the time it was taken. In addition to the name, someone had also written “my second cousin” on the back of the photograph. If you are a member of this family or you know someone who might be, please contact the Arlington Enterprise at 507-964-5547.
SE Board approves 2014-15 school calendar
By Karin Ramige Cornwell Manager The Sibley East School Board approved the 2014-15 school calendar at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 17. The first day of school for students in grades 7-12 will be Sept. 2, 2014. Kindergarten through sixth grade orientation will be held on Sept. 2 and3, with the first day of classes for the elementary students on Sept. 4. The Education Minnesota (formerly MEA) break will be Thursday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 17. The end of the first quarter will be Oct. 31. Conferences will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 13. Report cards should be available to be picked up at that time. Thanksgiving break will begin Thursday, Nov. 27. Students and staff will again have a two-week winter break. The last day of classes before break will be Dec. 19. Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 19, 2015, will be a work day for staff with no school for students. Presidents Day on Feb. 16, 2015, school will be closed with a staff in-service and no class on Friday, Feb. 21. Teachers will have another in-service day on March 23, 2015, with no classes for students. Easter break will be Friday, April 3 through Monday, April 6, 2015. There will be no school on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015. The last day of classes for the school year will be Thursday, May 28. Graduation for the Class of 2015 is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Early out days have been eliminated from the 2014-15 calendar. The staff didn’t feel that the short amount of time was effective. The calendar includes a total of 182 teacher contract days, 173 being instructional days, with nine non-instructional days.
Rush River Rushers 4-Hers meet
The Rush River Rushers 4-H Club held its meeting on Sunday, March 2. A report was given on recycling at the Kelso Township Hall. There were eight members who attended and all went well. Lydia Rose gave a report on Family Fun Fest and all the projects that were made. It was a fun time. The Club decided to do the 2014 Santa Day/ArliDazzle in Arlington. Members were reminded to start thinking on Club Banner ideas for the fair. The next meeting will be held at The Ney Center at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6.
National Agriculture Day is March 25
By Bev Durgan Dean of U of M Extension National Agriculture Day is March 25. The theme of this year's National Agriculture Day - “365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed” carries a significant message. We all need farmers for our survival. Today, each U.S. farmer feeds 144 people. As our nation's No. 1 export, agriculture is vitally important in sustaining a healthy economy. In the agricultural community, we know what lies ahead: By 2050, farmers will be called upon to feed a projected global population of 9.6 billion people. While that is a sobering challenge, I believe the American farmer including those on Minnesota's nearly 75,000 farms - is more than up to the task. Farmers always have been practitioners of science-based methods, early adapters of proven technologies and innovators in land stewardship. Through delivering research and education, the University of Minnesota Extension helps ensure farmers can fulfill the potential of the land and animals for which they care. Precision agriculture, for instance, is a growing area through which high-tech systems pinpoint plant nutrient needs so farmers can target rather than broadcast applications. Inside barns, sophisticated computer-driven analyses help inform exact decisions in raising livestock. Yields in crops such as wheat have increased due in part to research and Extension education guidance on varieties, protein content, straw strength and disease management. These exciting advances rely upon the close partnership between Extension and Minnesota's diverse agricultural enterprises, one that reflects advances in research and best practices in farming. In 2014, Extension's relationship with agriculture marks a special milestone. We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which created the national Cooperative Extension Service and the partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and land-grant universities that extend research-based outreach and education. In Minnesota, we get to claim home state pride: The University of Minnesota was ahead of the curve, creating Extension in 1909, five years before the federal act. For 100 years, the SmithLever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for farmers--and families and youth--through a progressive system that has improved lives through research and education. In fact, Extension has helped shape a nation. Extension's second century will witness change every bit as remarkable as that seen in our first 100 years. I'm glad to know that we'll be working side-by-side with Minnesota farmers to help meet the challenges that lie ahead and reap the benefits of research-driven agriculture.
NOTICE TO ARLINGTON RESIDENTS: In anticipation of WARMER temps in the coming weeks, the graveled alleyways will become soft very quickly and will not handle large garbage trucks driving on them. Arlington City staff is asking all residents to place their garage cans and recycling containers street/curbside. The garbage companies have been contacted and asked to refrain from driving through the graveled alleyways until such time as they have had a chance to dry out (possibly 1-3 months depending on the spring). This will become effective Mon., MARCH 17th and continue until further notice. Areas with cement alleyways are excluded from this notice. City of Arlington Maintenance Supervisor Jason Lovaas
March is the right time to search for emerald ash borer
The official start to spring may still be a day week away, but now is the best time for residents to look for signs of emerald ash borer (EAB). The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging homeowners, especially those in and near the EAB quarantined counties of Hennepin, Ramsey, Houston and Winona, to search their ash trees for potential infestations. “The trees are still bare and the weather is warming, so this is the perfect time to look for emerald ash borer,” said Mark Abrahamson, MDA Entomologist. “If we want to slow the spread of this insect across the state, it’s important that people go out into their yards and look for signs of EAB.” There are several things residents should look for when checking for emerald ash borer. Be sure you’ve identified an ash tree. This is an important first step since EAB only feeds on ash trees. Ash have opposite branching – meaning branches come off the trunk directly across from each other. On older trees, the bark is in a tight, diamondshaped pattern. Younger trees have a relatively smooth bark. Look for woodpecker damage. Woodpeckers like EAB larvae and woodpecker holes may indicate the presence of EAB. Check for bark cracks. EAB larvae tunneling under the bark can cause the bark to split open, revealing the larval (S-shaped) tunnels underneath. Contact a professional. If you feel your ash tree may be infested with EAB, contact a tree care professional, your city forester, or the MDA at arrest.the.pest@state.mn.us or 888-545-6684 (voicemail). For more identification help, go to http://www.mda.state.mn.us/~ /media/Files/plants/eab/eabtreeshaveit.pdf. Remember to look high at the midsection of your ash tree for these signs of a possible infestation. Using binoculars may also help with recognizing symptoms that could point to EAB. Minnesotans can also help stop the spread of EAB by burning firewood where you buy it and don’t transport it, especially out of one of the four quarantined counties, unless the wood is MDA certified as heat-treated. Emerald ash borer was first found in Minnesota in 2009. The insect kills trees when the larva burrows under the bark, cutting off the tree’s food supply. EAB may be especially destructive in Minnesota; given the state has nearly one billion ash trees – the most in the nation. For more information on emerald ash borer, go to www.mda.state.mn.us/eab.
MNsure and Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center bring “March to Enroll” event to (Arlington, Sibley County)
Free enrollment assistance offered to any Minnesotan looking to enroll in health insurance coverage through MNsure
ST.PAUL, Minn. – MNsure, in collaboration with Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center, is reminding Minnesotans to take advantage of free navigator enrollment assistance as the March 31 deadline to enroll in health insurance coverage approaches. MNsure will be at Ridgeview Arlington Clinic on March 27, 2014 from 10:00 am until 7:00pm with trained, certified MNsure Navigators ready to answer questions and assist with enrollment. The event is part of MNsure’s “March to Enroll” campaign, a concentrated effort to encourage in-person enrollment opportunities in Minnesota through the end of open enrollment. Help with Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare and private plan enrollment will be offered. More than 107,000 Minnesotans have enrolled in quality, affordable coverage through MNsure – many for the first time. MNsure offers the lowest health insurance premiums in the nation, and is the only place to take advantage of new tax credits and subsidies to help pay for coverage. A single person earning up to $45,960/year, or a family of four earning up to $94,200/year could qualify for this assistance. For more information about this enrollment event, or to schedule an enrollment appointment, contact Meghan Stowe at 507-964-2271. A11Ea
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Church News
ST. MARY, MICHAEL AND BRENDAN AREA FAITH COMMUNITY Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor Friday, March 21: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 4:45-8:00 p.m. Jump for Joy (Mar). Saturday, March 22: First Reconciliation-second grade (Mar). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). Sunday, March 23: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00-10:15 a.m. Elementary religious education (Mar). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). Monday, March 24: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 4:00-8:00 p.m. CHWC bus tables at Unhinged Pizza (Glencoe). 8:00 p.m. AA and AlaNon (Mar). Tuesday, March 25: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). Wednesday, March 26: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word and Communion (Oak Terrace). 5:00-6:15 p.m. Lenten CCW soup & sandwich (Mar). 6:30 7:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). 7:00-8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. High Elementary Religious Education (Mar/Mic). 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross (Mar/Mic). Thursday, March 27: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mic). 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Mic). TRINITY LUTHERAN 32234 431st Ave., Gaylord Rev. James Snyder, Sunday, March 23: 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Monday, March 24: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Quilting. Tuesday, March 25: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Quilting. Thursday, March 27: 7:00 a.m. Men’s Lenten breakfast at United Church of Christ. 7:15 p.m. Men’s Fellowship. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod) Arlington Pastor William Postel Phone 507-964-2400 Thursday, March 20: 5:30 p.m. Deadline for bulletin and calendar information. Saturday, March 22: 9:00 a.m. Ladies Aid stepping stone project. Sunday, March 23: 9:45 a.m. Bible class. 10:45 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. Potluck dinner, Ladies Aid meeting. Wednesday, March 26: 6:00 p.m. Lenten Supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten Worship. EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH 107 W. Third St., Winthrop Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier (507) 647- 5777 Parsonage (507) 647-3739 www.wincov.org Sunday, March 23: 9:30 a.m. Worship. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, March 25: 6:45 p.m. Prayer shawl ministry. Wednesday, March 26: 9:00 a.m. Prayer coffee. Thursday, March 27: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible study at Peik’s. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Green Isle Pastor Eric W. Rapp Friday, March 21: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin and monthly activity calendar. Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Worship with Communion. 10:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. Bible study with Rhonda. 3:30 p.m. Bible study with Pastor. Wednesday, March 26: 5:00 p.m. Lenten service. 6:00 p.m. Potluck supper. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Confirmation and Wednesday night school grades 1-5. Thursday, March 27: 7:30 p.m. Choir practice. PEACE LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor www.hispeace@frontiernet.net Sunday, March 23: 8:15 a.m. Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Monday, March 24: 7:00 p.m. Guild Bible study and meeting. Wednesday, March 26: 3:45 p.m. Catechism. 6:00 p.m. Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten service. ZION LUTHERAN Green Isle Township Pastor Eric W. Rapp Friday, March 21: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin and monthly activities calendar. Sunday, March 23: 10:30 a.m. Worship. 3:30 p.m. Bible study at St. Paul’s with Pastor. Wednesday, March 26: 6:307:30 p.m. Confirmation and Wednesday night school grades 1-5 at St. Paul’s. 8:00 p.m. Lenten service. Thursday, March 27: 7:30 p.m. Choir practice at St. Paul’s. ZION LUTHERAN 814 W. Brooks St. Arlington – (507) 964-5454 James Carlson, Pastor Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday school/fellowship. Tuesday, March 25: Pastor leads Good Sam worship. 6:007:00 p.m. TOPS in church basement. Wednesday, March 26: 3:45 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation. 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. 6:00 p.m. Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten service. 8:00 p.m. Stewardship meeting, Thursday, March 27: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on cable. 2:00 p.m. Newsletter deadline. CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH Christian & Missionary Alliance Pastor John Cherico 114 Shamrock Drive Arlington – 507-964-2872 email: creeksidecc@mediacombb.net Saturday, March 22: 10:00 a.m. Annual Creekside Women’s Garden Party. Singer, speaker, songwriter Taunya Todd is coming to share her story and sing some of her original songs. Brunch is provided. Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school for children age 4-6th grade and Adult Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday, March 26: 7:008:30 p.m. R.E.A.C.H. youth group at Terry and Becky Shogren’s home, 6th through 12th grade. Thursday, March 27: 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. Women’s community Bible study, “Revelation” at Jean Olson’s home. 6:30 p.m. Men’s community Bible study at Chuck Peik’s home. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 7th Ave. N.W., Arlington (507) 304-3410 Pastor Robert Brauer 507-234-6770 Saturday: Church services at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00 a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00 p.m. All are welcome. UNITED METHODIST Arlington Rodney J. Stemme, Pastor wwwarlingtonunited methodist.org Saturday, March 22: 8:00 a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study. Sunday, March 23: 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:15 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, March 24: Deadline for April newsletter items. Wednesday, March 26: 6:00 p.m. Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten worship. 8:00 p.m. Choir. Thursday, March 27: 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Worship on cable TV. 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible study at Jean Olson’s. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (WELS), Arlington Bruce Hannemann, Pastor WEBSITE: www.stpaularlington.com EMAIL: Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul arlington.com Sunday, March 23: 8:45 a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Family Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion. Monday, March 24: 10:00 a.m. Calendar information due. 7:00 p.m Mission Society. Tuesday, March 25: 8:45 a.m. M.O.M.s at school. 3:45 p.m. Public school Confirmation class. 6:00 p.m. Counting committee meeting. Wednesday, March 26: 2:30 p.m. Bible Study. 3:45 p.m. Lenten afternoon service. 5:00 p.m. Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten evening service. 8:00 p.m. Choir practice and finance board meeting. Thursday, March 27: 10:00 a.m. Bulletin information due. 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Services on cable TV channel 8. GAYLORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gaylord Bob Holmbeck, Pastor Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. Wednesday, March 26: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible classes and Youth Focused. 8:00 p.m. Supper-Welcome! ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Henderson (507) 248-3594 (Office) Deb Meyer, Pastor Find us on Facebook: St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school and, Confirmation. 10:00 a.m. Worship. Monday, March 24: 6:00 p.m. Budget and Finance. Wednesday, March 26: 6:00 p.m. Lenten supper, 7:00 p.m. Lenten service. ST. PAUL’S EV. REFORMED CHURCH 15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg Dan Schnabel, Pastor 952-467-3878 www.stpaulsrcus.org Sunday, March 23: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school and Adult Bible study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday. March 26: 6:308:00 p.m. Catechism class. ORATORY OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE Jessenland 507-248-3550 Fr. Sam Perez Thursday: Weekly Mass at 5:00 p.m.
SENIOR DINING Call 326-3401 for a meal Suggested Donation $4.00 Meals are served at Highland Commons dining room Monday-Friday Monday: BBQ pork, peas, tropical fruit, bun with margarine, cookie, low fat milk. Tuesday: Chili, pears, lettuce salad with dressing, crackers, margarine, pudding, low fat milk. Wednesday: Baked chicken, baked potato, squash, bread with margarine, gelatin with fruit & whipped topping, low fat milk. Thursday: Meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread with margarine, lemon angel food cake, low fat milk. Friday: Pub house fish, whole potatoes, Prince William vegetables, bread with margarine, pie, low fat milk. SIBLEY EAST ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MENU Arlington and Gaylord Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is served
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with each meal daily. Menu is subject to change.
Monday: Cereal bar, cheese stick, juice, milk. Tuesday: Mini Cinnis, juice, milk. Wednesday: Bug bites, seeds, fruit, milk. Thursday: Frudel, juice, milk. Friday: Pop Tart, cheese stick, juice, milk. SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL MENU Arlington A 1/2 pint of milk and an enriched grain product is served with each meal. Additional milk is available for 40 cents each. Menu is subject to change. Monday: Chicken patty, seasoned rice, carrots, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Italian dunker, cole slaw, broccoli, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Hot dog on bun, oven potatoes, brown beans, fruit, milk. Thursday: Oven roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, cranberries, corn, fruit, milk. Friday: Cheese pizza, romaine salad, green beans, fruit, milk. SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL MENU Gaylord A 1/2 pint of milk and an enriched grain product is served with each meal. Additional milk is available for 40 cents each. Menu is subject to change. Monday: Chicken patty, oven potatoes, carrots, fruit, milk. Alternate: Meatballs. Tuesday: Italian dunker, broccoli, cole slaw, fruit, milk. Alternate: Salad bar. Wednesday: Hot dog on bun, oven potatoes, baked beans, fruit, milk. Alternate: Soup & sandwich. Thursday: Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, fruit, milk. Alternate: Cold cut sandwich. Friday: Pizza, romaine salad, green beans, fruit, milk. Alternate: Sloppy Joe.
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Local Representative Leah Schrupp Arlington, MN 55307 612-308-8169
Visit our INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DISPLAYS 3 miles North of LeSueur on Highway 169 30945 Forest Prairie Road (507) 665-3126 HOURS: M-F 8-5
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Zion Lutheran Church
Green Isle Township
Introductory class set on Medicare
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will be teaching an introductory class on Medicare. The class will be held at the St. Peter Senior Center from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10. This class is for people who are ready to turn 65, new to Medicare or just want information. To pre-register, call Judy at the Senior Link Age Line at 1-800-333-2433 (extension 82005). The Senior LinkAge Line® is a free statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging. Specialists provide one-to-one assistance with helping older adults age well and live well. The Senior LinkAge Line is the federally-designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Minnesota and is the place to call for Medicare and health insurance issues. Call 1-800-333-2433 for assistance or go to www.MinnesotaHelp.info to chat live with a Senior LinkAge Line specialist.
Pastor Eric W. Rapp Worship: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
Arlington Branch Manager Office (507) 964-2283 100 Years. 100 Reasons. Cell (320) 583-4324 Phone 952-467-2992 statebankofhamburg.com STATE BANK OF
Commercial and Industrial Builders Green Isle, MN 55338 ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551 www.vosconstruction.com
23189 Hwy. 5 North, Arlington, MN 55307 arlington@hutchcoop.com
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NOW HIRING Sewer/Water Crews, Excavation/Grading Crews, Foremen, Operators and Laborers. Metro, Union and EEO compliant. Please call 952/469-2121 PROFESSIONAL SALES PERSON Salary plus Commission, mileage, Monday-Friday, benefits. Housing available. Sign on bonus. Williston Herald, Wanda Olaf. P.O. Box 1447, Williston, ND 58802 wolaf@willistonherald.com
HUGE 500 GUN AUCTION: Modern/Antique, Winchester, Colt, Browning & more! 3 major estate collections! Sat. March 29th, Prairie du Chien, WI. Kramer Auction 608/326-8108 www.kramersales.com
DISH TV RETAILER Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) Save! Ask About same day Installation! Call now! 800/297-8706 SAWMILLS from only $4897.00 Make & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info/DVD: 800/578-1363 Ext.300N www.NorwoodSawmills.com DONATE YOUR CAR truck or boat to Heritage For The Blind. Free 3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of 800/439-1735
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Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners 23228 401 Ave., Arlington 877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Arlington Haus
Your Hometown Pub & Eatery 1986-2009
(507) 964-2212
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? Start a career in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and offer “Best-In-Class” training. New academy classes weekly. No money down or credit check. Certified mentors ready and available. Paid (while training with mentor). Regional and dedicated opportunities. Great career path. Excellent benefits package. Please call: 866/975-8141 OTR AND REGIONAL drivers needed for SW MN company. Class A CDL and verifiable experience necessary. Vacation pay. Sign on bonus. Competitive pay. 800/619-0037
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Misc. Farm Items
Heating/Air Conditioning
TWO OLD GOATS invite you to the Grand Reopening and first Spring Junk Sale of the season Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 7 :00 p.m. both days. It will be filled with signs of Spring colors, old painted furniture, cement statues, Easter decor and garden treasures with a whole new look! Same location, 317 Main Street, Arlington. Always interested in buying old junk, save this number and call (320) 5100408. Thank you!
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Color copies starting at just
28¢ each!
LIESKE TRACTOR Wanted: Your OLD TRACTORS, any condition, make or model. We also specialize in new and used TRACTOR PARTS AND REPAIR. Call Kyle. Located west of Henderson. (612) 203-9256.
Special-95% Goodman gas furnace and programmable thermostat, $2,200 installed or AC unit, $1,900 installed. J&R Plumbing Heating AC, Lester Prairie (320) 510-5035.
Wanted To Buy
Village Cooperative of Hutchinson (320) 234-7761. 55+ Senior living. One-2BR, 2BA unit available. Call for your tour! Come in and check out our many amenities and how to receive homeowner benefits with Cooperative Living! Equal Housing Opportunity. Beautiful main floor 2BR and upstairs 1BR apartments in Arlington . No pets, no smoking. Both available April 1. (507) 381-1463. Updated, spacious one and two BR apartments in Renville. Includes heat, water garbage. New stove, fridge, air conditioner. Petfriendly. Call (320) 564-3351 for appointment.
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Suzuki. Need a Dealer? Jungclaus Motor Sports, Glencoe, Since 1999. (320) 864-8526.
Building Contractors
30 Years professional home repair service. Interior/exterior. Fair rates for quality work. Call (320) 3590333.
Parts, Repair
$$ DOLLARS PAID $$ Junk vehicles, repairable cars/trucks. FREE TOWING. Flatbed/ wrecker service. Immediate pick up. MondaySunday, serving your area 24/7. (952) 220-TOWS.
Help Wanted
CONKLIN© DEALERS NEEDED! Lifetime career in marketing, management and applying “Green” products made in America. Full time/ part time. For a free catalog call Franke’s Conklin Service now at (320) 238-2370. www.frankemarketing.com. Owner/Operators with step-deck trailer for interstate trucking in lower 48 states and Canada. Call Kohout Trucking, Inc. (320) 4444108. Spartan Staffing, a TrueBlue Company, is hiring for immediate Production, Assembly and Forklift positions in Glencoe. Must have 6 months production/forklift experience, stand entire shift, lift 50 lbs.; forklift racking 5 ft. high. Must have great attendance record, solid work history, and positive attitude. Long term/temp-to-hire’ all shifts; $10.27-13.13/hour. To apply online go to www.spartanstaffing.com, or email resume to 3418-br@spartantstaffing.com or call 320-5870400. Text SPARTAN to 27697 for job alerts.
WANTED TO BUY: Old signs all types, farm primitive painted furniture all types, cupboards, cubby units, locker and pool wire baskets, wood & metal pieces with lots of drawers, old pre-1960 holiday decorations, industrial/school items such as metal racks, stools, workbenches, lightning rods and balls, weather vanes, architectural items like corbels and stain glass windows. Gas station and oil related items from signs to pumps, dress forms, old store fixtures, chandeliers, old lighting fixtures, mantels, hardware store parts, bins, feed/grain/seed related items and old cement statuary/bird baths. We buy one item and entire estates. Check out the barns, attic and basement. Don’t get a dumpster until you call us first. We are local. (612) 590-6136 or email rb7579@msn.com. BUYING JUNK BATTERIES We buy used batteries. Paying $10 for automotive batteries. We pick up. Call 800-777-2243. Wanted: Motorcycles, ATV’s. Buying most brands, ALL years, running or not. Jungclaus Motor Sports (320) 864-8526.
Gaylord: Nice single family home in great neighborhood. 4BR, 2BA, large corner lot, nice deck, huge garage. $895. First month half off. (763) 972-8111.
FARM DRAINAGE Farm drainage company from the Stewart/Hutchinson area is looking for tiling in summer months. Ewert Bros. Inc. is a 4th generation tiling company established in 1908. We do quality work and have competitive prices. Email jewert@hutchtel.net.
Want To Rent
Father and Son Operation looking for farmland to rent. Call (320) 523-1116 or (320) 522-0272. Wanted: Farmland to rent 2014 and beyond. Curtis Weckwerth (507) 380-9128, Wayne Franzeen (507) 380-2466. Young farmer looking for land to rent for 2014 and beyond. Competitive rates and reference available. Call Austin Blad (320) 2213517.
Arlington McPub 402 W. Alden, 507-964-5547 Designs
The Glencoe Advertiser The McLeod County Chronicle Silver Lake Leader The Sibley Shopper Arlington Enterprise
Misc. Service
LIMO/PARTY BUS Available for weddings, shuttles, Twins, bachelor(ette) parties, birthday or business. Contact Dina (612) 940-2184 or www.theurbanexpress.com for more info.
We are more than just a newspaper!
• Building Signs • Novelty Products • Banners • Billboards • Posters & More!
We Can Print Almost Anything!
• Letterheads • Business Cards • Resumes • Newsletters • Brochures • Forms • Programs • Invitations • Flyers • Folders
Garage Sales
Plan now for the ARLINGTON CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES May 9-10. Watch for more details to come!
Tax Preparation
BluMark LLC. Income tax and accounting services. Randy Marttinen (952) 210-8721 www.blumarkllc.com
Glencoe- Ag land for sale. 50 Tillable acres, located 5 miles SW of Glencoe, Highway 22 S. No HEL, no wetland. email:pineacres@outlook.com or call (715) 234-3907.
OAK TERRACE Healthcare Center of Gaylord
has openings in the following positions: ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY LPN/RN: • (2) 64 hrs a pay period, positions on evening shift. $2,000 Sign-On Bonus offered for the month of March.
NAR/PCA: • 11 hrs a pay period, shifts are every other weekend 6a-11:30a • 72 hrs a pay period, 6a-2:30p HOUSEKEEPING: • 50 hrs a pay period Hours are 10a-4p, and every other Saturday 6-2:30 Applications are available at: 640 Third St., Gaylord, MN Or online at www.oakterraceliving.com For further information, contact Human Resources at 507-237-8703. EOE
$10.00 Gift Card to use on www.neohasgifts.com to shop and buy top sellers in gifts, collectibles, home, garden and seasonal decor. Give your home a makeover indoors and out. Email info@neohasgifts.com your name and address to receive your card. Eugene Grack Online Shop, New Auburn, MN. Remember The Past Spring Vintage Sale, March 26-30, April 2327 in Hutchinson Mall, 1060 Highway 15 South. Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-5p.m. Easter, outdoor garden items, recycled treasures, planters, furniture, art decor, primitive, galvanized metal cottage and cabin, old and new items, vintage. Buying and selling (320) 583-9519.
Cars, Trucks, Vans!
Jim ’s nd Heila
We Also BUY
Liberty Station
Affordable Used Cars
Work Wanted
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms, hanging doors and windows, painting, sheet rocking, texturizing or any minor repairs inside or outside. Will also do cleaning of basements/garages. Call (320) 8482722 or (320) 583-1278.
Corner of Hwy. 5 & Chandler, Arlington, MN
or Toll-Free 866-752-9567
Household Goods
Used dining room table with six chairs with cloth seats. With boards to extend table. Call (320) 510-1113.
(507) 964-2250
2BR, 1BA duplex in Arlington. Laundry, single garage, quiet neighborhood. NO PETS. No smoking. Application, background check, 12 month lease. $550 deposit, rent $550. Available immediately. (612) 236-5304
• 2 or 3 BR updated rambler. Nicely located on corner lot in Arlington. $74,500
We need listings of homes, farms and hobby farms. If you are thinking about selling it will pay for you to call us.
Job Opportunities...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington is seeking the following positions: • (2) TMA or LPN needed for 2:30-9pm, every other weekend. • (2) Day CNA positions, 6:00-12:00pm, every other weekend. • CNA, 3:30-8:30pm position, every other weekend with potential of picking up more hours. • Night CNA, 10:30pm-6:30am, every other weekend. • (1) LPN or RN position, 40 hours per pay period, 2:30-10:45pm and includes every other weekend. • Day CNA position, 7-2:30pm every other weekend with potential to pick up more hours. • RN Day/Evening, 64+ hours per pay period, includes every other holiday and every third weekend.
Independent Living 55+
• FREE Heat, Water, Sewer & Trash • We Provide Washer/Dryer • We Maintenance All Appliances • We Do the Snow Removal & Lawn Care • CALL TODAY
Celebrating our
*Apply by March 15th for an April or May move in!
Are you ready for Spring?
AmberField has a home for you!
Arlington, Madelia, Winthrop Tel: 800-873-1736
Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
Click on Job Opportunities in left column, then Job Openings in right column.
Great Lakes Management
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AA/EOE, EOW/H.M/F/Vet/Handicap Drug-Free Workplace Caring can be a job, a career, ... Or a way of life.
For more information, call Tiffany Brockhoff, Community & Employee Relations Director at 507-964-2251 or email:
2BR Apartment with garage, water/sewer/garbage included. $450/mo. No pets. New Auburn (320) 327-2928.
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