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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 38 • Thursday, March 27, 2014 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Kurt Menk
Despite the spring-like
temperatures, the risk of
frozen water service lines still
remains in the Arlington and
Green Isle communities.
To date, there have been
four frozen water service
lines reported in each com-
Residents are encouraged
to check their cold water tem-
perature to ensure it is above
40 degrees Fahrenheit. Resi-
dents should make sure to by-
pass any water softeners
when they run this test. For a
proper temperature reading,
residents should also run the
cold water for a few minutes
to flush the lines before test-
If the cold water tempera-
ture falls below 40 degrees, it
is recommended that resi-
dents run a constant stream of
water about the width of a
pencil from a single faucet to
reduce the risk of freezing the
line from the main.
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its recent regular
meeting, unanimously ap-
proved a motion to give a
$24.24 weekly discount on
water and sewer fees to users
who run their water at a con-
stant stream to avoid a freeze
up. Users, however, must
contact the Arlington City
Office in advance if they de-
cide to run their water at a
constant stream.
The City of Arlington is re-
sponsible for the water mains
only. It is the responsibility of
the user to take action to pro-
tect their home or business
from a frozen water service
line between the main and
their structure.
The Arlington City Council
estimates that the overage
costs for a small trickle of
water to be approximately
$3.43 per day in water and
sewer or approximately $103
per month.
Green Isle
The Green Isle City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Tuesday night, March 25,
received a report on the same
situation from City Clerk
Bert Panning.
He said two of the previous
reported locations have
frozen water service lines in
the community.
Panning added that no resi-
dents or business owners
have contacted the city office
about running their water to
avoid a frozen water service
City officials hope the issue
will soon be over.
Risk of frozen water pipes still remains
in Arlington and Green Isle communities
By Lori Copler
McLeod County Chronicle
The Minnesota Department
of Transportation (MnDOT)
was hoping for a seamless
takeover of the Wright Coun-
ty transit system by Trailblaz-
er Transit by July 1.
That probably won’t hap-
pen, the Trailblazer Joint
Powers Board heard at a spe-
cial meeting Thursday.
In fact, the Sibley and
McLeod county commission-
ers who sit on the Joint Pow-
ers Board indicated disap-
pointment in a lack of
MnDOT participation in the
endeavor; in particular that
MnDOT seems to think Trail-
blazer should do all the leg-
work for a merger that the
state is pushing.
The transit system shared
by Wright and Sherburne
counties is set to dissolve
July 1, and MnDOT had
asked Trailblazer to take over
services in Wright County.
The Board’s frustrations
with MnDOT resulted in it
asking for a workshop session
with MnDOT officials to
hammer out some issues.
Tentative dates for the work-
shop are April 2 or April 9.
“I think MnDOT has to be
more involved,” said Sibley
County Commissioner Bill
Pinske, who chairs the Trail-
blazer Joint Powers Board.
“We’re on board that we want
to provide the service,” he
added, but it is really
MnDOT that is pushing the
consolidation of rural transit
Trailblazer Director Gary
Ludwig said political, finan-
cial and logistical issues will
make it difficult for Trailblaz-
er to fully take over the
Wright County system by
July 1.
“It’s a very political mess,
and very cloudy financially,”
said Ludwig.
First, there is political
wrangling over how Wright
County would be represented
on the Trailblazer Joint Pow-
ers Board, particularly since
Wright County has no finan-
cial investment in public tran-
sit at this time. Most of River
Rider’s revenue came from
the participating cities and
And if the Wright County
Board wants representation
on the Joint Powers Board, it
needs to be prepared to share
financially, as well, Trailblaz-
er Board members indicated.
Ludwig said representa-
tives from Trailblazer met
with Wright County officials
March 10, and from that
meeting took away the im-
pression that Wright County
wanted three members on the
Joint Powers Board.
Pinske said Sibley County
won’t let that happen.
“We will not allow Wright
more seats on the board than
Sibley, because we are the
founder of this system,” said
Pinske. Sibley County has
two representatives on the
Joint Powers Board while
McLeod County has three.
Ludwig said Wright Coun-
ty wants more participation
because of Wright’s consider-
able population. However,
Ludwig added, McLeod
County Commissioner Shel-
don Nies had rightfully point-
ed out to Wright County that
the number of seats isn’t-
based on population, but fi-
nancial participation.
“The number of seats is
tied to the local share, the
money you put into it,” said
“Just like a merger, your
partner has to buy into your
equity,” agreed Pinske.
Currently, Ludwig said,
River Rider offers less serv-
ice in Wright County than
Trailblazer does in McLeod
and Sibley counties, but with
Wright’s population, public
transit service has the poten-
tial to double or triple in the
next several years.
After a great deal of discus-
sion, the Joint Powers Board
proposed a compromise on
Continued on page 3
Political, financial issues hamper Trailblazer takeover of Wright transit
Board laments
lack of MnDOT
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Classroom Project
February was Black History Month and fourth grade
students in Jonnica Norell’s class spent that month
researching on the iPads a famous or influential
African American. After completing their research,
students wrote a three paragraph biography about
their selected person. Their last step was memorizing
their biography, dressing up and presenting it to an
audience on Friday afternoon, March 21. Students,
staff and family members came to the classroom and
stopped at each student's station to hear information
about important African Americans. Three students
posed for a picture prior to the event. Left to right:
Tegan Biron (Mae Jemison), Bryan Herrera (Louis
Armstrong) and Almikar Ramos (Muhammad Ali).
By Dave Pedersen
After the Sibley County
Commissioners heard several
requests at the meeting on
Tuesday, March 25, the pri-
mary response was go full
speed ahead.
Sibley County took the
next step to moving the part-
time emergency manager po-
sition to full-time by passing
a resolution requesting addi-
tional Emergency Manage-
ment Performance Grant Dol-
lars. Upon grant approval, the
full-time position would be
funded for three years.
Bryan Gorman, Emergency
Manager, said the sheriff is
on board to take on the re-
sponsibility of providing a
deputy position, to meet a
state requirement to have two
persons involved in emer-
gency management.
Gorman said he ran his
grant proposal through some
state officials who thought it
looked good. He should
know if the grant is approved
in about three weeks. The ad-
dition to the emergency
budget would increase by
$16,500 on average for the
three years.
In related business, the
board approved the Memo-
randum of Understanding be-
tween Sibley County and the
American Red Cross. The
Red Cross wants to get more
details down in writing re-
garding what the county
would provide in case of
Other Business
Tim Becker, Public Works
Director, received the go
ahead to pursue changing
County Road 160 to a CSAH
Roadway. Becker said it is
anticipated that County 160
would have higher traffic vol-
umes in the future and it will
receive more state aid dollars
compared to CSAH 7.
Carver County is making a
similar request on the other
side of the border and the ap-
plications for state approval
would go in together.
Ron Otto, Water Planner,
was granted approval to re-
quest an extension for a year
of the 2013 low income sep-
tic system upgrade grant.
The grant provided
$20,000 for septic loans, with
$13,000 spent so far and the
deadline to use the funds is
the end of June. Otto said if
the weather is the same as
last year’s wet spring, septic
work may not be able to start
until August. Plus, there is no
new funding coming.
The Commissioners ap-
proved the list of 18 ques-
tions submitted that will com-
prise the Employee Engage-
ment/Satisfaction Survey
which will be done anony-
The county also approved
the monitoring of sites on
High Island Creek for the
2015 season by Nick Bancks,
Watershed Projects Coordina-
County Administrator Matt
Jaunich suggested the county
become a member of the
Greater MSP group. The
board said yes to the $5,000
annual investment. The group
would help market the county
on a global basis. Jaunich
said the county budgeted
$10,000 for regional partner-
ship programs.
At the same time, Jaunich
announced the dissolution of
the Minnesota Community
Capital Fund and the return
of the county’s $25,000 in-
The administrator an-
nounced results of the arbitra-
tion between Sibley County
and the Minnesota Public
Employees Association
(Union). The union’s request
for additional merit increases
was not awarded.
In another issue, the county
will retain current maximum
accrual of 84 hours per year
and maximum carry-over
amount of 60 hours. The
union wanted to increase ac-
crual to 120 hours per year
and carry-over to 84 hours.
The union was not granted
a request to amend the con-
tract to provide that all unit
Sibley County
Continued on page 3
Sibley County gets go ahead to
move forward with proposals
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
The Sibley East School
Board approved a motion to
advertise for a Community
Education and Recreation
Coordinator position to be
shared by district communi-
ties involved in the joint pow-
ers board at their regular
meeting on Monday, March
The item that was tabled
was the agreement between
the cities of Arlington, Gay-
lord and Green Isle and the
Sibley East School District to
establish and operate the
jointly sponsored Community
Education and Recreation
Sibley East Superintendent
Jim Amsden has been work-
ing with the three cities in the
Sibley East School District in
an effort to streamline Com-
munity Education and com-
bine the recreation programs.
Sibley East has proposed a
budget for the 2014-15 school
year totalling $53,509.74. A
four-way equal split would
come to $13,377.44 for each
There are still details that
need to be worked out.
Gaylord has agreed to the
full financial support that has
been asked and has offered
office space within the City
Arlington and Green Isle
have offered support, but
have not specified a dollar
One question asked is how
the townships will support the
effort, as students and resi-
dents from the entire district
would be participating in the
program offerings, not only
those living within the city
One idea would be to ask
the township boards for sup-
port. Another idea is to have
people living outside of the
city limits to pay a little extra
for the class offerings.
Another question is
whether all entities should be
asked for equal support. Ar-
lington and Gaylord are simi-
larly sized cities while Green
Isle is a smaller community.
Amsden clarified that the
coordinator would be a Sibley
East employee. He added that
with the space constraints the
Community Education
Continued on page 8
Sibley East to hire Community Education Coordinator
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 27, 2014, page 2
Trinity Lutheran Church
Country-Western/Bluegrass Worship Service
and Potato Pancake Dinner
Sun., March 30
*Note Location Change – GAYLORD LEGION*
9:30 am Worship • 10:30 am-2:30 pm Pancake Dinner
Music by Woehler Family Singers, Arlington, MN
Willie Nelson returns to give a special Western Sermon
Annual Potato Pancake Dinner
sponsored by Trinity’s Men’s Fellowship
All Are
Serving: potato pancakes,
pancakes, ham, etc.
8; Children, 6-12:
Children 0-5: Free
We wish to thank everyone who, in so
many ways, expressed their love and
support to us at the difficult time of our
wife, mother and grandmother Rita
Ryan’s death.
We’d like to give special thanks to Father
Jerry Berger and Father Keith Salsbury
for the prayers and guidance they gave
during Mom’s illness.
To the ladies CCW of St. Brendan’s and
St. Mary’s, your lunch was wonderful and
we appreciate all the hard work you did
before and after the funeral. Also to Deb
& Denise from the Arlington Haus for the
delicious hot dishes they made for us.
To Wendy Bigaouette and Mary Beth
Schwirtz your beautiful music was appre-
ciated by all. We also like to thank the
staff from Oak Terrace Assisted Living as
well as the hospice staff for their love and
concern you gave to Mom and all of us at
this time. You are all a gift from God.
Special thanks go to Gregg Borchert and
Sean Kelley for their professional and car-
ing helpful ways that made this sad time
Mom touched so many people, we are
overwhelmed with the outpouring of
sympathy and love we have received
from the community and surrounding
area. We are truly blessed ot have been
raised in a small town.
May God Bless You All
Joe Ryan; Jack & Louise Ryan;
Maureen Bullert; Sheila & Rich Henke
Pat Ryan; Terry & Jonell Ryan
JoAnn & Ron Wickenhauser
grandchildren & great-grandchildren
Isle Irish
New Yorker
7:00 P.M.
Sponsored by the GI Irish
Fire Dept. Lic#02584
Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center &
Ridgeview Sibley Medical Foundation Accepting Scholarship
Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Ridgeview Sibley Medical
Foundation are pleased to announce we are offering scholarships
to several Sibley County 2014 graduating seniors who are
pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.
We would be honored to review your application.
Instructions and applications can be obtained from the following locations:
Sibley County High School Counselor offices,
RSMC clinic locations in Arlington, Gaylord, Henderson or Winthrop
RSMC website at www.sibleymedical.org,
Contacting Jeni at 507-964-8438.
& Bake Sale
Sun., March 30
Serving 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
Peace Lutheran
514 Freedom Dr., Arlington
Menu: Hot dish, salads
(fruit & vegetable),
rolls, dessert or pie,
coffee or milk.
5-12 yrs:
Under 4: FREE
*12-13S,12Ea Tuesday, April 1: APRIL FOOLS DAY
Arlington Garden club, home of Mary Hennies, 7
p.m. Topic: Rock Gardens. New members wel-
come. For more info, please contact Chris Welsh at
Wednesday, April 2: Knights of Columbus offi-
cers, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 3: Arlington Ambulance Service,
7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256
Fax (507) 964-5550
News Briefs
DFL to hold county convention
The Sibley County DFL will hold its County Conven-
tion in the cafeteria at the Sibley East Junior High
School in Gaylord from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
March 29.
Accident on Highway 15
A one-vehicle rollover accident, without injuries, re-
portedly occurred along Highway 15 about one-half
mile north of Highway 19 at 7:13 a.m. Monday, March
17, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Depart-
Miguel Ibarra, 44, Winthrop, was driving a 2002
Chevy Cavalier southbound on Highway 15 when the
road surface became icy and he lost control of the vehi-
cle, according to the report. The vehicle crossed over
the centerline, spun around facing north, entered the
east ditch sideways. The vehicle rolled once and landed
on all of its four wheels.
Garden Club to meet April 7
The Arlington Garden Club will meet at the home of
Mary Hennies at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. The topic will
be Rock Gardens.
New members are always welcome. For more infor-
mation, contact Chris Welsh at 507-964-5177.
Quarterly meeting will be held
The Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health
Board will hold its quarterly meeting from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m. Wednesday, April 9.
The meeting will be held in the McLeod County Pub-
lic Health Conference Room in Glencoe, not at the
HHW Building in Hutchinson.
Open house set for April 3
The public is invited to attend an Open House cele-
brating the recent openings of The Lodge of Winthrop
and Ridgeview Winthrop Clinic on Thursday, April 3.
Tours of The Lodge of Winthrop will be held from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. A ribbon cutting and dedication service
will be held at 3 p.m.
Self-guided tours of the Ridgeview Winthrop Clinic
will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dessert bars and refreshments will be served. There
will also be a drawing for prizes.
The Lodge of Winthrop is owned by the Chaska-
based Community Asset Foundation and managed by
the Good Samaritan Society.
The new Ridgeview Winthrop Clinic is attached to
the north side of The Lodge, and offers primary and
specialty care.
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
Sibley East Superintendent
Jim Amsden received a six-
month performance evalua-
tion in a closed non-public
session following the regular
school board meeting on Feb.
In accordance with the
Minnesota closed meeting
law, a summary of the closed
session was provided at the
next open session.
School Board Chairperson
Brian Brandt provided the
following written summary at
the March 17 school board
“At the School Board
meeting held on Feb. 18,
2014, Superintendent James
Amsden’s 2014 six month
evaluation was reviewed and
discussed. The superinten-
dent’s evaluation was based
on the pre-established super-
intendent’s job description,
2014 goal, and the Minnesota
School Boards Association
Performance appraisal instru-
“Mr. Amsden was evaluat-
ed in nine topic areas:
1. Informs and advises the
board about programs, prac-
tices and problems of the
schools, and keeps the board
informed of the activities op-
erating under the board’s au-
2. Defines the needs of the
district to the school board,
recommending need for new
or revised policies and
staffing recommendations for
board decisions.
3. Acts as liaison between
the community and the
school district and responds
to concerns of parents, stu-
dents, citizens, and staff to in-
crease understanding of poli-
cies and practices to keep
them informed and involved
with the school activities.
4. Provides leadership for
the district’s educational pro-
grams, staff development pro-
grams, and curriculum devel-
opment to provide the best
learning environment for the
5. Oversees all financial
operations of the district and
prepares, presents and recom-
mends the various budgets to
the school board.
6. Interprets staff proposals
to the board and recommends
adjustments of employee
policies and salary structures.
7. Institutes and updates a
comprehensive strategic plan-
ning process, including short-
term and long-term planning,
district goals and instruction-
al goals.
8. Establishes and main-
tains good relationships with
agencies and personnel out-
side the district in order to
promote the best interest of
the district through contact
with legislators and superin-
tendents, local governmental
leaders, etc.
9. Maintains and improves
effective board/superinten-
dent relations by periodically
reviewing and upgrading per-
formance through joint semi-
nars and training sessions.
“Mr. Amsden was given
consistently high marks in all
nine measured areas. Areas of
strength were seen to be act-
ing as a liaison between the
district and communities,
stong communication skills
with district residents and the
school board and instituting a
comprehensive strategic plan-
ning process including short
term and long term planning,
district goals and instruction-
al goals.
“Discussion also centered
on the priorities for the next
twelve months, specifically,
defining needs of the district
and recommending the need
for new or revised policies
and continuing to lead the
district through the develop-
ment and institution of long
term strategic planning and
addressing educational facili-
ties in the district.”
Superintendent has successful first 6 months
By Kurt Menk
Sibley East junior Brandon
Raghu was recently named as
honorable mention to the
Minnesota River Conference
Speech Team.
Raghu participates in In-
formative speaking for the
Sibley East team.
He is the son of Bhinsen
and Lillowtie Raghu, Arling-
The all conference selec-
tions included Sarah Os-
borne, Katie Kreuser, Jack
Larson, Michelle Jablonsky,
Nolan Sandey and Brinnon
Kubista of Jordan; Max
Hughes, Nick Johnson and
Alex Lorenz of Belle Plaine;
John Sosa and Christine
Schwartz of Le Sueur-Hen-
derson; Brandon Fabel of
Norwood Young America;
and Coralie Swedberg of Wa-
The remaining honorable
mention selections are
Mikayla Clausen of Belle
Plaine; Barbara Stier of Jor-
dan; Mathew Bjork of Le
Sueur-Henderson; Amanda
Trost of Mayer Lutheran;
Ester Iheme of Norwood
Young America; Cade Passe
of Tri-City United; and Jamie
McDonald of Watertown-
Brandon Raghu is named
honorable mention to the
all conference speech team
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Brandon Raghu
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
National Honor Society Induction
Sixteen students were inducted into the National
Honor Society during a ceremony at the Sibley East
Senior High School in Arlington on Tuesday night,
March 25. Front Row: (left to right) Jonah Butler,
Charles Ellwood, Isaac Elseth, Megan Elseth and Kar-
ley Lind. Middle Row: (l to r) Ashley Mercier, Paige
Nelson, Jordan Petzel, Taylor Pfarr and Karina
Robeck. Back Row: (l to r) Karissa Sorenson, Eliza-
beth Thies, Hunter Voight, Breann Walsh and Zachary
Weber. Missing from the photo is Chloe Franke.
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By Kurt Menk
A settlement conference
and trial date have been set
for Arlington resident
Christina DeLeon, 20, who
has been charged with three
felony charges in connection
with the death of her eight-
month-old son last Novem-
The settlement conference
has been set for Thursday,
April 24 while the trial is set
to begin on Thursday, May
The three felony charges
include one count of second
degree manslaughter which
carries a maximum penalty of
ten years in prison and/or a
$20,000 fine; one count of
child neglect which carries a
maximum penalty of five
years in prison and/or a
$10,000 fine; and one count
of methamphetamine related
crime involving children
which carries a maximum
penalty of five years in prison
and/or a $10,000 fine.
DeLeon was later charged
with one count of wrongfully
obtaining assistance - theft
for allegedly purchasing baby
formula with a WIC voucher
for the deceased infant.
DeLeon, who made an ap-
pearance in Sibley County
District Court on Thursday,
March 20, remains in custody
in the Sibley County Jail with
bail set at $20,000 cash or a
$400,000 bond.
Trial date is set for Arlington woman
By Kurt Menk
The Henderson City Coun-
cil, during a recent workshop,
indicated that it is not a par-
ticipant in the RS Fiber Co-
operative at this point, ac-
cording to an article in the
Henderson Independent.
The City Council made the
statement because of the
number of options for fiber
optic broadband connections
in close proximity to the city.
The new plan would re-
quire participants to assist in
a $15 million bond as a down
payment for the $57 million
City of Henderson says no to
fiber cooperative at this point
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Retirement Open House
A retirement open house was held for
Donna Wolter in the basement confer-
ence room at the Ridgeview Sibley
Medical Center in Arlington on Tuesday
afternoon, March 25. Wolter has worked
at the local clinic and hospital for the
past 45 years. She officially retired at 11
a.m. Wednesday, March 26.
the make-up of the Joint Pow-
ers Board, with each county
getting two seats, and one ro-
tating member each year. The
first year, the rotating member
would be from McLeod, the
second from Sibley and the
third year from Wright.
Sibley County Commis-
sioner Jim Swanson said that
would allow Wright County a
chance to build experience on
the Board before getting a
McLeod County Commis-
sioner Kermit Terlinden voted
against the proposal, saying
he would prefer one Wright
County commissioner on the
Board during the start-up as a
“learning curve.”
The Joint Powers Board
also voted to ask Wright
County to contribute 35 per-
cent of the local share costs
initially, with McLeod County
contributing 45 percent and
Sibley County contributing 20
Ludwig said those splits are
somewhat arbitrary, because
he doesn’t know who is con-
tributing to River Rider and
how much, and he isn’t get-
ting much cooperation in find-
ing out.
“We don’t understand the
financing, and neither does
MnDOT,” said Ludwig, which
makes it difficult to plan for
And because of that diffi-
culty, Ludwig doesn’t think
Trailblazer will be in a posi-
tion to take over the current
level of service in Wright
County by July 1, but instead
will likely only be able to
continue service for Function-
al Industries, a service for
handicapped adults similar to
the Adult Training and Habili-
tation Center (ATHC) in Win-
Swanson said that with the
political and financial issues,
it’s unlikely that joing powers
agreement with Wright Coun-
ty will be in place by July 1,
and suggested that Trailblazer
provide the service and bill
for it. In the meantime, the
three counties can work to-
ward an agreement to go into
effect Jan. 1, 2015.
Nies agreed, saying that the
contract should be with
MnDOT, not any Wright
County communities or the
Wright County Board.
“Our position should be
‘MnDOT, you take it over,
contract with us, and we’ll run
it,’” said Nies, which will be
among issues discussed with
MnDOT at the workshop.
Trailblazer Continued from page 1
employees will receive over-
time for time worked in ex-
cess of their regularly sched-
uled shift per day.
The board was more than
happy to approve the awards
for the 2014 seal coat and bi-
tuminous overlays projects
that came in at 22 percent
under the engineer’s estimate.
The low bid for the seal
coat job was Scott Construc-
tion from Wisconsin at
$549,994.61, compared to the
engineer ’s estimate of
$711,974.49. William Mueller
& Sons of Hamburg was
awarded the low bid for the
bituminous overlay work at
$339,313.25 compared to the
estimate of $439,647.90.
The board accepted the res-
ignation of Cierra Thibert,
Planning and Implementation
Upcoming meetings include
the joint Nicollet/Sibley
County meeting, 12:30 p.m.
April 8 in the courthouse
Annex in Gaylord. This will
follow the next county board
meeting that starts at 9 a.m.
The annual Township offi-
cers meeting is 7:30 p.m.
April 11 in the courthouse
Annex. A workshop with
Robert Bjoklund is at 1 p.m.
April 22 at the courthouse.
Sibley County Continued from page 1
By Kurt Menk
District 1 Commissioner
Jim Nytes will run for a
second term, according to
an article in the Henderson
Independent. The County
Commissioner made the
announcement on Tuesday,
March 18.
“I’m looking forward to
the campaign and talking to
everyone in District 1 and
being your full-time com-
missioner,” Nytes said.
Nytes is the current vice
chairperson of the County
Board. If re-elected, he will
serve as the chairperson.
Nytes currently serves on
the Parks Advisory Com-
mittee, Rural Energy
Board, Housing and Rede-
velopment Authority, Min-
nesota Valley Action Coun-
cil Committee and Trans-
portation Planning Com-
Nytes announces re-election bid
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Some cities and townships
still have to vote on
proposed fiber project
Our View: Let cities and townships decide
their own fate on the fiber project
Letters To The Editor
Some cities and townships still have to vote on the proposed
fiber project in the next couple of weeks.
The Arlington City Council, for example, will take its final
vote on the proposed fiber project during its next regular meet-
ing. The City Council, at its last regular meeting, 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 would participate in the general
obligation tax abatement process. Mayor Jim Kreft, under his
right within the City Charter, returned the resolution to the city
administrator with his objections. A four-fifths vote of the Ar-
lington City Council is now needed to adopt the resolution.
It is now very important that people connected to the RS Fiber
Cooperative step aside and allow the remaining city councils and
township boards to make their final decision without outside in-
terference, pressure or influence. That may be difficult for many
members of the cooperative and supporters of the proposed fiber
project, who are very passionate about the potential endeavor,
but they need to respect the process. The fiber cooperative has
made the offer, provided the information and answered questions
so now it is time for the remaining cities and townships to decide
their own fate.
These officials are elected by their citizens and know their re-
spective cities and townships the best. They have listened to pre-
sentations from members of the fiber cooperative and have had
an opportunity to attend an informational meeting. They have
talked to constituents and read letters to the editor in the local
newspaper. Some of these elected officials have even done their
own research.
In the end, the proposed fiber project must pass or fail on its
own merit in the remaining cities and townships. Some people
may not like the outcome, one way or the other, but the hope is
that everyone will at least respect the decisions from these re-
maining cities and townships.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
March 28
Anna Rae Meyer, Betty Rud, David
Hansen, Joseph Augilera, Chad
Kleist, Mason Wendinger and Scott
March 29
Brad Krueger, Connie Campa and
Vicky Fahey.
March 30
Cathy Kerber, Connie Wills, Sean
Dietel and Richard Luepke.
March 31
Liz Schrupp, Mark Manther, Nicki
Young, Pat Grabitske, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ryan Jackels.
April 1
In Memory Of Regina Bening,
Heather Thomes, Jamie Schiller, Joe
Rickert, Lee Sauter, Lindsey John-
son, Michael Hennies, Stan Batten
and Wayne McCormick, Sr.
April 2
Judy Liebl, Lauren Halverson, Ley-
ton Brau, Leyton Stock, Linnea
Bullert, Lorie Standinger, Michael
Geib and Sally Thomes.
April 3
Anna Pinske, Atley Strack, David
Hennies, Josephine Voigt, Paul
Trocke, MacKenzie Pomplun and
Ryan Halverson.
A man comes home from work
one day to find his dog with the
neighbor’s pet rabbit in his mouth.
The rabbit is dead.
The guy panics. Thinking his
neighbor is going to hate him forev-
er, he takes the dirty, chewed up rab-
bit into the house and gives it a bath,
blow dries its fur. He then puts the
rabbit back into the cage on the
neighbor’s patio in hopes they will
think it died of natural causes.
A few days later, the neighbor is
outside. He asks the guy, “Did you
hear that Fluffy died?”
The guy stiffens and says, “Um..
er.. no.. what happened?”
The neighbor replies, “We just
found him dead in his cage one
day. But the weird thing is that the
day after we buried him, we went
outside and someone had dug him
up, given him a bath and put him
back into the cage. There are some
real sick people out there!”
An enthusiastic door-to-door vac-
uum salesman goes to the first house
in his new territory.
He knocks. A lady opens the door,
and before she has a chance to say
anything, he runs inside and dumps
cow patties all over the carpet.
He says, “Lady, if this vacuum
cleaner doesn’t do wonders cleaning
this up, I’ll eat every chunk of it.”
She turns to him with a smirk and
says, “You want ketchup on that?”
The salesman says, “Why do you
She says, “We just moved in and
we haven’t got the electricity
turned on yet.”
On a whim a man decided to get
his wife a dozen roses and surprise
her after work.
The minute he opened the door,
his wife started screaming at him,
“This is the worst day that I have
ever had! The kids have been terri-
ble. They got in a food fight, the
washing machine broke and flooded
the basement, I burned dinner and
the dog chewed up my best pair of
She then looked at the roses he
was holding, “…and now you’ve
obviously done something wrong!”
A grandfather is talking to his
grandson. “You know in the good
old days, you could go to a store
with a quarter, and get a loaf of
bread, a dozen eggs, a watermelon,
and a brand new bike. But today,
you can’t do that, nope, there’s
just way too many surveillance
To The Editor,
Although many of you have
thrown away your latest Fiber to the
Home (FTTH) packet, everyone
needs to understand that if this proj-
ect does not go away, you and your
neighbors and family members will
be paying higher taxes for years
even if you do not have a “drop” or
subscribe to any of the services. Yet,
there is hope.
In early March, the mayor for the
City of Arlington, thankfully said no
to this project with two council
members. These city leaders should
be commended for keeping Arling-
ton out of this confusing scheme.
Please go to your library and read
the March 20 Arlington Enterprise
to understand their thoughtful con-
cerns. Meanwhile, I will attempt to
summarize why many of us are so
opposed to FTTH:
(1) Rightfulness: This is not
right. Ensuring high-speed internet
is not the proper role of government.
Local government was never in-
volved in the telephone business
over the past 138 years and since
March 10, 1876, America has had
the best telephone service in the
(2) We already have it: Presently
almost anywhere in Sibley County
anyone can get high speed internet
at a reasonable cost from more than
one service provider. Why would a
government entity rush headlong
into trenching or boring through our
cities and townships just to deliver
something we can already buy now?
(3) No investment protection:
Everyone - you, me, every resident
in every city, every township - is on
the hook if, when, this thing does
not pencil out the way we are told it
will. We will be liable for all debts
even if you did not subscribe.
(4) Changing FTTH model: Sev-
eral months ago after FTTH failed
the first go-round I was told by the
hugest proponent that the FTTH
project was going to be structured as
a co-op, like a UFC or South Cen-
tral, and that no taxpayers will be at
risk. Maybe it was true then in the
chalkboard stage, but it is not true
now. We are at risk. And we don’t
get to vote about it.
For whatever reasons, my city,
Winthrop, seems to be the center of
all this FTTH activity. Most of us
are all a little unclear as to why so
earlier this week, under the Min-
nesota Government Data Practices
Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13,
I asked the city administrator for the
opportunity to view all time logs
and travel logs for all Winthrop em-
ployees involved in the FTTH proj-
ect going back to 2010. I would like
to be assured that our taxes are pay-
ing for our city employees to work
on city business and not on some
non-necessary joint powers or joint
county project that is not essential
for Winthrop residents and already
failed once.
Finally, there are many fine peo-
ple that want FTTH. Regrettably, it
seems that one FTTH tactic is to get
these good people to bicker with
each of us, family member against
family member, neighbor against
neighbor. This is not worth it. If
anyone asks you to pledge to FTTH,
please stand firm and just say no
thank you. No one wins with this
project as it is presently structured.
Mark L. Santelman
No one wins with the present fiber project
To The Editor,
The Minnesota State Senate passed
a tax bill last Friday afternoon that
includes some immediate relief for
overtaxed Minnesotans, but still re-
sults in a net $1.7 billion tax increase
for the biennium. Many of the provi-
sions in the bill mirror those found in
the Republican Families First plan,
but it falls short of addressing all of
the mistakes of the previous session.
The tax relief bill passed last Fri-
day included:
• Federal Tax Conformity
- Marriage penalty relief – begin-
ning in tax year 2014
- Deduction for student loan inter-
- Tax credit for employers who
give their employees a tuition reim-
- Not taxing discharged debt on
home short-sale
- Deduction for qualified tuition
and related expenses
- Deduction for employer-provided
adoption assistance
• Provides for $232 million tax re-
duction by repealing of all three DFL
imposed Business to Business sales
- Labor service charges for repair
and maintenance of business equip-
ment and machines
- Purchases of telecommunications
equipment by telecommunications
- Storage and warehousing servic-
es of business-related goods
• Increases angel tax credit funding
– tax credit for entrepreneurs and
new businesses
Below is a list of the amendments
that Republicans proposed to im-
prove the tax relief but were rejected
by the DFL:
• Marriage penalty relief – filing
now for 2013 tax year
- This would have been a savings
of approximately $120 per filer
- Fund a $200 million transporta-
tion package to repair and maintain
roads and bridges with spending effi-
ciencies promised by the Department
of Transportation in 2008.
- Exemption of military pensions
from Minnesota income tax
- Repeal of Estate Tax
- Lower the sales tax from 6.5 per-
cent to six percent
- Strip the language authorizing
new Senate Office Building
This bill was badly needed for in-
dividuals living in and businesses
doing business in Minnesota. Every
dollar collected from taxpayers is a
dollar that isn’t circulating in our
economy, creating jobs, and creating
surpluses in family budgets. The tax
bill that was passed could have been
better. We could have done better for
Minnesota than this tax bill.
Scott Newman
State Senator
Tax relief bill passes the Minnesota Senate
To The Editor,
Last Saturday night my grandfa-
ther, dad and I attended Mr. Peabody
Sherman at the Lido Theatre. What
a great time. I’ve never been to a
real movie theatre before. All the
movies I’ve ever attended have been
in big multi-plexes or at the drive in
located in Luverne. (I highly recom-
mend the drive-in if you’re ever in
southwestern Minnesota). I was re-
ally excited to see the lights on the
marquee. They lit up Main Street
Arlington like The Strip in Vegas.
When we approached the ticket
stand the staff was friendly and said
thank you. Wow! The concession
prices were amazing. Sourpatch
Kids, two sodas and two popcorns
for $6. I knew we were getting a
good deal when Grandpa Stubby of-
fered to buy. The movie was great
and the theatre atmosphere was real-
ly fun. Arlington has a hidden gem
in the Lido Theatre. Grandpa and I
had a great time and created a mem-
ory that will last a lifetime. I’m
looking forward to my next movie at
the Lido. Maybe next time we’ll
even bring Grandma.
Matt Brown
Brandon, S.D.
Arlington has a hidden gem in the Lido Theatre
Letters to the Editor Continued on page 5
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 27, 2014, page 5
Death Notice
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Wolverines of the Month
The following students were recently
chosen as Wolverines of the Month at
the Sibley East Junior High School in
Gaylord. Front Row: (left to right)
James Schealler, Brody Messner and
Austin Schwartz. Back Row: (l to r) Hai-
ley Haggenmiller, Lindsey Flieth and
Caydyn Anderson.
To the Editor,
Recently the RS Fiber Co-
operative was directly at-
tacked in an editorial by the
owner of a company that pro-
vides wireless internet who
made some very farfetched
claims. The editorial is rather
long and I’m not interested in
addressing each claim specif-
ically, but I will point out the
extreme differences in moti-
The RS Fiber Cooperative
consists of volunteers from
every corner of the project
area and from very different
backgrounds. There are local
residents, business owners,
elected officials and many
farmers like myself. We have
been volunteering our time
and effort for the past four
years because we know fiber
optic communication is the
solution for our broadband
needs and forming a coopera-
tive is a terrific way to
achieve it.
Don’t get me wrong, I sin-
cerely appreciate having ac-
cess to wireless internet be-
cause it’s far superior to dial-
up, but it is a quick fix solu-
tion and cannot support the
current broadband needs or
the needs of our children and
We are being attacked and
will continue to be attacked
not because the cooperative is
“doomed to fail” but because
our future competitors are
afraid the cooperative will be
so successful it will hurt their
profits. Not only does the
tremendous community sup-
port for the RS Fiber Cooper-
ative provide strong evidence
the project will succeed, its
supporters are not concerned
about personal profits. The
profits the co-op generates
will remain in the community
and will be used either to re-
duce the cost of services or
allocated in patronage divi-
After being away for 10
years, I returned to manage
my family’s farm in 2010.
My biggest concern with rais-
ing a family here is access to
broadband communications.
For the time being I know
that I personally can tolerate
the wireless options avail-
able, but it’s painful to think
that my choice to live on our
farm could hinder my daugh-
ter’s and my expected daugh-
ter’s future simply because
they won’t have the same ac-
cess to broadband as their
counterparts in the city.
Whatever wild claims our
future competitors make in an
attempt to derail our project
and protect their interests,
they will not be able to match
the benefits that a community
owned fiber optic network
can provide.
I’m not interested in
spreading lies or misinforma-
tion. My motivation comes
from knowing that my farm
will continue to be a great
place to live and work for fu-
ture generations long after
I’m gone.
We should all feel proud of
this community-driven effort
and recognize what the RS
Fiber project has accom-
plished to date. While public
startup loans to private busi-
nesses are nothing new, a col-
laboration of this size, involv-
ing 21 townships and 10
cities, is a monumental un-
dertaking that, to my knowl-
edge, has never been attempt-
I’m proud to be a part of a
community that can work to-
gether for the mutual benefit
of everyone. I’m encouraged
by the incredible outpouring
of support as we start the
pledge drive for the coopera-
tive and I’m grateful the
elected officials recognize the
rural areas deserve a fiber
optic connection just as much
as the cities.
Please consider helping
make this fiber network a re-
ality by sending in your
pledge card for the RS Fiber
Cooperative or filling it out
online at www.rsfiber.coop
and contacting your local
city/township elected official.
Jacob Rieke
Renville County
RS Fiber Cooperative
Board Member
Why I support the RS Fiber Cooperative
Letters to the Editor Continued from page 4
To The Editor,
My name is Mark Erick-
son. I am the Winthrop City
Administrator and EDA Di-
rector. For the past four years
I have worked with the RS
Fiber Joint Powers Board and
the RS Fiber Cooperative on
the fiber to the home and
farm network project in Sib-
ley and Renville Counties.
It is not very often people
have an opportunity to indi-
vidually and collectively
make positive changes in
their lives. Too often people
find themselves the tail of the
dog, so to speak, unable to do
much about their circum-
The RS Fiber Cooperative
project represents a real op-
portunity to effect positive
change in your life and the
lives of your children. Let me
Through the vision and
hard work of hundreds of
people during the past three
years you have an opportuni-
ty to show your support for a
project that will benefit near-
ly every person and business
in the area.
Like electricity nearly 100
years ago, fiber to the home
technology has the power to
transform the way you live,
work, learn and play.
But don’t take my word for
it. Ask Google and the 37
cities they are working with
to build fiber to the home net-
works. Or ask the people and
businesses located in the 135
community-initiated fiber to
the home projects that are op-
erating successfully today. Or
ask the thousands of farm
families hooked up to the
10,000 square mile fiber to
the farm network that is oper-
ated by cooperatives in North
How fast and reliable your
connection to the Internet is
today is in direct relation to
the benefit you are able to re-
ceive in your home or busi-
ness. Those people living in
rural areas with slow Internet
connections know what I’m
talking about.
Phone and cable companies
generally do a good job pro-
viding services. The problem
is they rely on connections to
your home made of copper.
Those copper connections
have limitations. In fact,
those copper connections rep-
resent yesterday’s technology.
Like the tractor was to the
horse, fiber optics networks
are to copper networks. One
just replaces the other. And
while you can still plow your
field with a horse, almost
everyone chooses to use trac-
It’s the same with your In-
ternet connection. You might
be able to get by with a 5 or
10 megabit Internet connec-
tion today, but sometime in
the near future you, your chil-
dren or your business are
going to need a 50 or 100
megabit symmetrical connec-
tion to take full advantage of
the benefits the Internet of-
fers. Unfortunately, copper
and wireless networks are un-
able to meet those needs. For
rural residents, copper net-
works just can’t reach that
Why suffer the “spinning
dial of death,” as many rural
people call the rotating icon
on their computer screen as
they wait for something to
load, when you have an op-
portunity to get hooked up to
an incredibly fast fiber optic
The goal of the RS Fiber
Cooperative is to connect
every home and business in
the project area to a future
proof fiber optic network.
When the fiber network is
constructed there will be new
opportunities for our children
to learn, our senior citizens to
live in their homes longer,
our businesses to reach out to
customers, our farmers to in-
novate and our governments
to provide more efficient
services to their constituents.
And that’s with the software
applications we have today.
Tomorrow’s innovation
promises even greater bene-
fit, but only if your home or
business is connected to a
fiber optic network.
Unfortunately the RS Fiber
Cooperative network cannot
be built without a certain ele-
ment of risk. But if we want
to change our lives for the
better we need to be willing
to “have some skin in the
The 10 cities in the project
area (Brownton, Buffalo
Lake, Fairfax, Gaylord, Gib-
bon, Green Isle, Lafayette,
New Auburn, Stewart and
Winthrop) have asked the
boards of supervisors of 21
townships in the project area
(17 in Sibley County and four
in Renville County) to part-
ner with them and provide a
$15 million economic devel-
opment loan to the RS Fiber
Cooperative to help them at-
tract additional financing to
build and operate the fiber
There is risk in the project
but, in my opinion, that risk
is not just small, it is minis-
cule when compared to the
tremendous benefit the fiber
network can bring to our
I would ask all of you to
take a few moments and learn
more about the RS Fiber Co-
operative project. Go to the
website at www.rsfiber.coop
for more information or to
submit a pledge card. Or
check us out on Facebook at
Attend one of the public
meetings about the project.
Ask questions. State your
opinions. Whether you are for
or against the project, you
should be part of the conver-
I have a saying on a wall in
my office that I look at every
day. It says that change can-
not be made without incon-
venience, even when that
change is from worse to bet-
We have an opportunity to
make our lives, and the lives
of our children and grandchil-
dren, better but it can’t hap-
pen without the inconven-
ience of putting ourselves at
some degree of risk.
Mark Erickson
Risk for fiber project is miniscule
Elvera A. Lindemeier, age
81, of the Belle Plaine Hope
Residence and formerly of
Victoria and Green Isle,
passed away at the Hope Res-
idence on Sunday, March 23.
Funeral service will be held
at the Zion Lutheran Church
in Green Isle Township at 11
a.m. Thursday, March 27.
Visitation will be held one
hour prior to the service time
at the church on Thursday,
March 27.
Interment will be in the
church cemetery.
Kolden Funeral Home of
Arlington is handling the
A complete obituary will
be published in next week’s
edition of the Arlington En-
Elvera A. Lindsmeier, 81, Belle Plaine
85 Years Ago
March 28, 1929
Louis Kill, Editor
The building committee of
the Farmers & Merchants State
Bank met at the banking rooms
of that institution on Tuesday af-
ternoon and opened the bids on
the various contracts for the pro-
posed new addition and remod-
eling of the present bank build-
ing. The Arlington Cement
Stone Works was the successful
bidder on the general contract
and will start work on the same
immediately. The specifications
call for completion of the build-
ing by July 15th. The contract
for heating and plumbing was
awarded to Thomes Bros. and
the electrical wiring contract
went to J. L. Hagerman, both
Arlington firms. The approxi-
mate cost of the building is
$15,000. However, this figure
does not include considerable
new fixtures which will be re-
65 Years Ago
March 31, 1949
Louis Kill, Editor
An overheated motor on a
truck set fire to the machine Fri-
day noon and almost destroyed
it before the Arlington Fire De-
partment reached the scene and
put out the blaze. The motor
was on an insulating truck
owned by Leppel Bros. of Plato
who were insulating the house
on the Art Stock farm, 4 miles
north of town.
To the Parents:
I would appreciate greatly
your cooperation in giving your
girls a chance at home to pre-
pare and serve some of the sim-
ple meals. The practical work
they can do at home helps them
make better use of the principles
and theories which I try to teach
them. - Grace Schatz.
Otto Meyer made a deal this
week by which he purchased all
of the Fred Michaletz property,
he will have the buildings
moved in the near future and
have the machinery for sale.
45 Years Ago
March 27, 1969
Val Kill, Editor
Earl W. Renneke of Kelso
Township was elected to the of-
fice of state senator from the
15th district in a special election
Tuesday. Renneke carried
McLeod and Sibley Counties by
big margins while Malcolm
MacKenzie of St. Peter carried
Nicollet County. The election
was held to name a replacement
for Senator Harold Popp who,
with his wife, was killed in an
auto accident.
As this is being written on
Monday a dike is being built by
the U. S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers to protect the town of
Henderson from the rising wa-
ters of the Minnesota River. The
cost is reported to be $131,524
with assistance provided under
Public Law 99.
Catherine Mary, infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
Battcher was baptized at St.
Brendan’s Catholic Church by
Father Fred Karlatin at high
noon on Sunday, March 22nd.
25 Years Ago
March 30, 1989
Kurt Menk, Editor
Mike Kramer, Dan Slinden
and Pat Vrklan each received
their Eagle Scout Award at an
Eagle Scout Court of Honor at
St. Mary’s church on March 26.
Each boy scout had to complete
an extensive eagle project. Mike
placed boards around the hock-
ey rink at four Seasons park.
Dan landscaped a small area in
front of the Arlington Good
Samaritan Center. And Pat con-
structed a retaining wall and
preformed some landscaping in
front of the swimming pool at
the Arlington-Green Isle Public
Michelle Bergs, Arlington,
has been named one of Min-
nesota’s Achievement winners
in the State 4-H Awards Pro-
gram. As a state winner,
Michelle received an all expense
paid trip to the National 4-H
Conference in Washington D.
C., sponsored by the Minnesota
Bankers Association. Michelle
is the daughter of Luverne and
Sandy Bergs and a ten year 4-H
Senior Scott Zeiher was
named to the 1988-1989 Min-
nesota River Conference All-
Conference Boys’ Basketball
team. Junior John Mader was
chosen as honorable mention.
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Kurt’s Korner
Cody Hallahan
Pitcher Cody Hallahan
asked for and received his re-
lease from the Green Isle Irish
baseball team last week.
Hallahan, who played with
the Irish for about six seasons,
plans to play for Brownton
this summer.
Nick Thies
Sibley East graduate Nick
Thies, a junior at St. John’s
University, Collegeville, just
completed a successful indoor
track season. He finished
fourth in the heptathlon at the
MIAC Championship.
The heptathlon consists of a
total of seven events, three
running events (60 meter
dash, 60 meter hurdles and
1,000 meter run) and four
field events (pole vault, high
jump, long jump and shot put)
all in two days. Nick’s point
score totaled 4, 399 which
places him as the fourth high-
est point scorer in St. John’s
history and ranks 55th nation-
The top two MIAC Hep-
tathlon athletes, Maxwell
Dunne of St. Thomas and
Cameron Clause of Gustavus,
went on to compete in the Di-
vision III National Champi-
onship where they placed
third and fourth. Connor
O'Neil of St. Thomas, who
placed third in the MIAC, just
missed the national cutoff.
Thies will continue to com-
pete in the outdoor season in
the hurdles, pole vault and de-
He is the son of Brian and
Rose Thies, Green Isle.
Sibley East senior Brody
Rodning was recently selected
to the New Ulm Journal All
Area Boys Basketball Second
Rodning averaged over 20
points this past season and
surpassed 1,000 career points.
He is the son of Brian and
Tiffany Rodning, Gaylord.
Arlington A’s
The Arlington A’s baseball
team, under the leadership of
co-managers Josh Nelson and
Dan Cheis, will open their
season against visiting Veseli
at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9.
The A’s will travel to Gibbon
at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11.
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys baseball team has expe-
rience and high expectations
heading into this season, ac-
cording to head coach Dan
Eight letterwinners return
from last year’s squad which
posted a 6-8 mark in the Min-
nesota River Conference and
a 7-10 record overall.
The returning letterwinners
include seniors Nick Haupt
and Brody Rodning; juniors
Austin Brockhoff, Andrew
Bullert, Lukas Bullert, Jason
Meyer and Zac Weber; and
sophomore Travis Schmidt.
The remaining seniors con-
sist of seniors Aaron Bredt,
Quentin Gex, Colin Mehlhop
and Hunter Retzlaff.
The remaining juniors in-
clude Robert Acciari, Alex
Bressel, Ben Freitag, Austin
Hahn, Justin Korson, Kevin
Johnson and Hunter Voight.
The rest of the sophomores
are comprised of Sam Abra-
ham, Nick Doetkott, Paul
Glisczinski, Michael Grove,
Logan Jorgenson, Mitchell
Mathews, Lucas Messner,
Dylan Pauly, Collin Pautsch
and Tristan Von Eschen.
The freshmen consist of
Brody Bates, Ben Brinkman,
Seth Fredin, Scott Holmquist,
Tanner Kurtzweg, T.J. Rose-
land, Kyle Sandberg, Devon
Schultz, Nate Templin, Bran-
don Uecker, Zach Utendorfer
and Cody Voight.
Pitching will be one of the
team’s strengths as Rodning
heads the staff with three no
hitters under his belt from the
previous two seasons, accord-
ing to Tackmann.
Versatility will also be a
strength, Tackmann said.
“We have a lot of players
who can play a number of po-
sitions, ” said Tackmann.
“That will give us a lot of
flexibility throughout the sea-
Defense and an aggressive
approach at the plate will also
be keys to a successful sea-
son, according to Tackmann.
Dustin Meuleners will
serve as the B-squad coach
while Collin Grams is the C-
squad coach.
The statisticians are Amber
Frauendienst, Katie Tuchten-
hagen and Mikayla Stumm.
The Wolverines, weather
permitting, will open the sea-
son at Le Sueur-Henderson in
MRC action at 5 p.m. Thurs-
day, April 3.
Sibley East will also com-
pete in the Lake City Invita-
tional on Saturday, April 12.
SE baseball team has experience
and high expectations this season
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity boys baseball
team returns eight letterwinners this
spring. Front Row: (left to right) Andrew
Bullert and Austin Brockhoff. Back
Row: (l to r) Zac Weber, Lukas Bullert,
Brody Rodning and Nick Haupt. Miss-
ing from the photo are Jason Meyer
and Travis Schmidt.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Eight letterwinners return for the Sibley
East varsity girls softball team this
year. Front Row: (left to right) Breann
Walsh, Mikayla Perschau and Kayla
Charter. Back Row: (l to r) Shelby
Voight, Kimberly Kurtzweg, Paige Nel-
son, Britany Reierson and Jordyn
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls softball team, under the
direction of new head coach
Stephanie Schultz, returns
eight letterwinners from last
year’s squad which compiled
a 2-12 mark in the Minnesota
River Conference and a 4-14
record overall.
The returning letterwinners
include senior shortstop Kim-
berly Kurtzweg, senior out-
fielder Britany Reierson, jun-
ior third baseman Paige Nel-
son, junior pitcher Jordyn
Polzin, junior catcher Shelby
Voight, junior infielder/out-
fielder Breann Walsh, junior
Mikayla Perschau and sopho-
more Kayla Charter.
The remaining senior is
Frances Zuniga while the re-
maining juniors include Kelli
Martens, Haylee Loncorich
and Karissa Sorenson.
The remaining sophomores
consist of Cloey Anderson,
Ashley Grack, Rachael
Kamps, Maddie Kjellesvig,
Sadie Quast, Jerrica Rosen-
lund, Rachel Sorenson and
Kelsey Johnson.
The freshmen are Alli Har-
ter, Sam Kahlow, Tory
Knacke, Alyssa Louwagie,
Sierra Suedbeck, Gabby
Wiest, Leah Serbus and Ber-
nice Mendoza.
“We have a good portion of
our team back from last sea-
son,” said Schultz. “With the
help of some of our younger
players, we should improve
on our record from last sea-
Schultz continued, “I have
seen a lot of desire in our ath-
letes over the last two weeks
of practice. If we can get our
bats going and bring our in-
tense work ethic from the
gym onto the field, we should
be as tough as most teams
around us.”
Schultz said the expecta-
tions are to stay healthy due
to smaller numbers and im-
prove every game.
“The Sibley East softball
program has been a huge mo-
tivation for me as a player
and coach,” said Schultz. “I
am very excited to take over
the responsibilities of the Sib-
ley East softball program.
Rod Tollefson has done a
tremendous job the past few
seasons and my coaching
staff and I will hopefully con-
tinue to build a successful
Rene Moriarty is the junior
varsity coach. Chad Bachman
is the eighth grade coach
while Brian Biermann is the
seventh grade coach.
SE softball team has new head coach,
8 returning letterwinners this season
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls track team kicked off
its season with a fifth place
finish at the indoor meet at
Minnesota State University,
Mankato, on Saturday,
March 22.
Megan Eckberg captured
top honors in both the 55
meter intermediate hurdles
and 55 meter high hurdles.
Megan Krentz also cap-
tured top honors in the shot
put event.
The Sibley East 4 X 800
meter relay team placed
second. The foursome in-
cluded Ella Lundstrom,
Maren Miner, Karley Lind
and Alison Eibs.
Alyssa Weber placed
third in the 400 meter dash.
The Sibley East sprint
medley relay team also
placed third. The foursome
included Alyssa Weber,
Megan Eckberg, Taylor
Brinkman and Ella Lund-
In addition, the Sibley
East 4 X 400 meter relay
placed third. The foursome
consisted of Alyssa Weber,
Taylor Brinkman, Ella
Lundstrom and Karley
Maren Miner placed fifth
in the one and only time the
1000 meter run is offered
this season.
Alison Eibs placed sixth
in the 1600 meter run.
The Sibley East 4 X 200
meter relay team also
placed sixth. The squad in-
cluded Taylor Brinkman,
Madilyn Latzke, Haley Ro-
hwer and Ali Stock.
The Lady Wolverines
will open the outdoor sea-
son in Arlington on Tues-
day afternoon, April 8.
SE girls track team starts season
with indoor meet at MSU, Mankato
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls track team kicked off its
season with a sixth place fin-
ish at the indoor meet at Min-
nesota State University,
Mankato, on Saturday, March
Ben White placed second
in the 55 meter intermediate
Ben White also placed
third in the 55 meter high
The Sibley East 4 x 800
meter relay team also placed
third. The foursome included
Justin Bennett, Jack Bal-
lalatak, Chase Ellwood and
Ben Ahlstrand.
Cole Bruhn placed fifth in
the 400 meter dash.
Chase Ellwood placed
sixth in the 800 meter run.
Logan Tesch placed sixth
in the 55 meter high hurdles.
The Sibley East 4 X 200
meter relay team also placed
sixth. The foursome included
Mason Latkze, Zac Latzke,
Tim Otto and Logan Tesch.
In addition, the Sibley East
4 X 400 meter relay team
placed sixth. The squad con-
sisted of Sam Thies, Logan
Wagenius, Tim Otto and
Chris Johnson.
Isaac Elseth placed seventh
in both the 55 meter interme-
diate hurdles and the 55
meter high hurdles.
The Wolverines will open
their outdoor season in Ar-
lington on Tuesday afternoon,
April 8.
SE boys open season with an
indoor meet at MSU, Mankato
By Kurt Menk
Sibley East standout Mar-
shall Bjorklund and the North
Dakota State University
men’s basketball team split
two games in the NCAA Bas-
ketball last week.
The number 12 seeded
Bison upset number five
seeded Oklahoma 80-75 in
overtime during the opening
round of the tournament on
Thursday night, March 20.
Bjorklund, who played 40
minutes in the game, scored
13 points and collectd six re-
bounds. He also contributed
one blocked shot, one assist
and one steal.
NDSU then fell to San
Diego State 63-44 during the
second round of the tourna-
ment on Saturday night,
March 22.
Bjorklund netted six points
and grabbed one carom. The
senior post player, who
played 31 minutes, also con-
tributed one assist.
Prior to the NCAA tourna-
ment, Bjorklund averaged
13.4 points and 4.3 rebounds
per game. In addition, the
6’8” forward averaged 1.5 as-
sists and one steal per con-
Bjorklund was also named
to the All-Summit League
first team for the second con-
secutive year.
In addition, he was named
to the National Association of
Basketball Coaches (NABC)
Division I All District Second
He is the son of Dale and
Tracie Bjorklund.
Bjorklund, NDSU split 2 games
in NCAA basketball tournament
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name under which the business
is or will be conducted: Sugar
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2. Principal place of business:
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MN 55307
3. List the name and complete
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Green Isle Township
Important Information Re-
garding Assessment
And Classification of
This may affect your 2015
property taxes.
Notice hereby given that the
Board of Appeal and equalization
for Township of Green Isle shall
meet on Friday, April 11, 2014 at
10:00 a.m. at the Green Isle Town
Hall. The purpose of this meeting
is to determine whether taxable
property in the jurisdiction has
been properly valued and classi-
fied by the assessor, and to de-
termine whether corrections need
to be made.
If you believe the value or clas-
sification of your property is incor-
rect, please contact your asses-
sor’s office to discuss your con-
cerns. If you are still not satisfied
with the valuation or classification
after discussing it with your as-
sessor, you may appear before
the local board of appeal and
equalization. The board shall re-
view the valuation, classification,
or both if necessary, and shall
correct it as needed. Generally,
an appearance before your local
board of appeal and equalization
is required by law before an ap-
peal can be taken to the county
board of appeal and equalization.
Green Isle Township Clerk
Norman W. Schauer
Publish: March 27
Washington Lake Township
Washington Lake Township will
be accepting quotes for roadside
mowing and (or) for road grading
for the 2014 season. Interested
parties should bid as separate
jobs. The township contains 39.1
miles of roadway. Quotes will be
accepted by the clerk until 5 p.m.
on Monday, April14, 2014.
All quotes must be accompa-
nied by a certificate of insurance.
Diana Kroells, Clerk
17891 158th St.
Hamburg, MN 55339
Publish: March 27
Washington Lake Township
Gravel Quotes
Washington Lake Township,
Sibley County, will be accepting
quotes for 3,500 cu. Yards of
Class 5 gravel to be hauled any-
where in Washington Lake Town-
ship by July 1, 2014. Quotes will
be accepted by the townshi p
clerk until 5 p.m. on Monday, April
14, 2014.
The townshi p reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all
Diana Kroells, Clerk
17891 158th St.
Hamburg, MN 55339
Publish: March 27
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Girls Basketball Awards
The Sibley East varsity girls basketball team held
an awards night event in the cafeteria at the Gay-
lord school site on Thursday evening, March 20.
(Top Photo) The following players received major
awards during the event. Left to right: Jessica
Garza (Offensive Player of the Year Award and
Co-Defensive Player of the Year Award), Kimber-
ly Kurtzweg (Most Improved Player of the Year
Award), Megan Eckberg (Most Valuable Player of
the Year Award and Co-Most Inspirational Player
Award), Alyssa Weber (Co-Most Inspirational
Player Award) and McKayla Stumm (Co-Defen-
sive Player of the Year Award). (Right Photo)
Senior Jessica Garza received an award for most
career steals. Garza ended her career with 232
steals. The previous school record was held by
Lindsey Kahle with 202 career steals. The Lady
Wolverines, under first-year head coach Todd
Warzecha, concluded the season with a 4-10
mark in the Minnesota River Conference and a 7-
17 record overall. Warzecha thanked all of the
seniors and their parents for their contributions
to the program. He also encouraged the other
players to work hard on their basketball skills
and shooting during the off season.
By Kurt Menk
Sibley East senior Megan
Eckberg and junior McKen-
zie Sommers were recently
named to the Minnesota
River Conference All Confer-
ence Girls Basketball Team.
Eckberg, a first-time selec-
tion, averaged 6.1 points per
game and seven rebounds per
contest this past season. The
three-year starter also collect-
ed 27 assists and 21 steals.
She is the daughter of Tom
and Ann Eckberg, Gaylord.
Sommers, a repeat all con-
ference selection, averaged
9.2 points per game and 7.8
rebounds per contest this past
year. The two-year starter
also recorded 50 blocked
shots, 41 steals and eight as-
She is the daughter of Jim
and Krista Sommers, Arling-
Senior Jessica Garza was
selected as honorable men-
tion for the second consecu-
tive year.
Garza averaged 5.2 points
per game and four steals per
contest this past season. She
also collected 57 rebounds
and 43 assists.
She is the daughter of Sher-
ry Garza, Arlington.
The remaining all confer-
ence selections included
Kaylie Brazil, Sami Jo
Brinkman and Kali Grimm of
Norwood Young America;
Madison Dean and Ashley
Freund of Jordan; Claire Kil-
lian, Kirstin Klitzke and
Chelsea Wandersee of Water-
town-Mayer; Lauren Man-
teuffel and Shelby Sicheneder
of Mayer Lutheran; Alyshia
Angileno of Tri-City;
Mariena Hayden of Belle
Plaine; and Carlie Brandt of
Le Sueur-Henderson.
The remaining honorable
mention selections included
Natalie Stockman of Nor-
wood Young America; Karli
Nielsen of Jordan; Liz Miller
of Watertown-Mayer; Krian-
na Boelke of Mayer Luther-
an; Joslyn Vargo of Tri-City;
Amara Meyer of Belle
Plaine; and McKayla Stowell
of Le Sueur-Henderson.
Madison Dean, Jordan, was
selected by the MRC coaches
as their Most Valuable Player.
Greg Dietel, Jordan, and
Gary Lemke, Norwood
Young America, were chosen
by the MRC coaches as their
Co-Coaches of the Year.
Eckberg, Sommers named all conference,
Garza is selected as honorable mention
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Left to right: Megan Eckberg (all confer-
ence), Jessica Garza (honorable men-
tion) and McKenzie Sommers (all con-
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Suggested Donation $4.00
Meals are served at Highland
Commons dining room
Monday: Hamburger, baked
beans, peaches, bun, margarine,
ice cream, low fat milk. 
Tuesday: Li ver or pepper
steak, buttered boiled potatoes,
peas, bread with margarine, apri-
cots, low fat milk.
Wednesday: Pork chow mein,
rice, chow mein noodles, oriental
vegetables, cookie, low fat milk.
Thursday: Roast beef, mashed
potatoes, carrots, dinner roll with
margarine, pudding dessert, low
fat milk.
Fri day: Creamy vegetabl e
soup, egg salad sandwich, tropi-
cal frui t, crackers, margari ne,
dessert, low fat milk.
Arlington and Gaylord
Breakfast i s served at 8:00
a.m. daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is
served wi th each meal dai l y.
Menu is subject to change.
Monday: Oatmeal bar, seeds,
juice, milk.
Tuesday: Peanut butter
jamwich, juice, milk.
Wednesday: Crunchmani a,
juice, milk.
Thursday: Fol d & go, j ui ce,
Friday: Cereal, cheese stick,
juice, milk.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served
with each meal. Additional milk is
available for 40 cents each.
Menu is subject to change.
Monday: Chi l i , crackers,
cheese, veggi e sti cks, j ohnny
cake, fruit, milk.
Tuesday: Sub sandwich, fix-
ings, corn, fruit, milk.
Wednesday: Chow mein, rice,
noodles, mandarin oranges, for-
tune cookie, milk.
Thursday: Chicken nuggets,
seasoned rice, peas, cranberries,
fruit, milk.
Friday: Shrimp poppers, scal-
loped potatoes, broccoli, cheese
plate, fruit, milk.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served
with each meal. Additional milk is
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: Breaded pork on bun,
oven potatoes, peas, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Turkey wrap.
Tuesday: Chi cken nuggets,
seasoned rice, carrots, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Burrito.
Wednesday: Cheese stuffed
sticks, marinara sauce, veggie
sticks, green beans, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Soup & sandwich.
Thursday: Sub sandwich, fix-
ings, corn, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Cheeseburger.
Friday: Shrimp poppers, oven
potatoes, cheese slices, baked
beans, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Grilled chicken.
W W W . A R L I N G TO N M N N E W S . C O M
The following misdemeanors,
petty misdemeanors and gross mis-
demeanors were heard in District
Court March 14-21: Minnesota
State Patrol (MSP); Sheriff’s Office
(SO); Department of Natural Re-
sources (DNR); MN Department of
Transportation (MNDOT):
Kristi J. Dinello, 32, Arlington,
vehicle registration required, unin-
sured vehicle-driver violation, dis-
missed, driver who is not owner
must later produce proof of insur-
ance if required, continued, unsu-
pervised probation one year, remain
law–abiding, no driving without in-
surance, no driver licence viola-
tions, $100, Arlington PD; Jose L.
Cano, 33, Glencoe, driving without
a valid license or vehicle class/type,
dismissed, Gaylord PD; Daniel J.
Carlson, 36, Gaylord, violate no
contact order-within 10 years of the
first of two or more convictions,
dismissed, Gaylord PD; Francisco
G. Moreno III, 28, Gaylord, driving
after revocation, continued, unsu-
pervised probation one year, pay
costs, no driver license violations,
no driving without insurance, $100,
Gaylord PD; Sarah L. Odem, 50,
Dunseith, N.D., speed, $145, Gay-
lord PD; Christopher L. Roush, 22,
Gaylord, driving without a valid li-
cense or vehicle class/type, dis-
missed, Gaylord PD; Chad K.
Schultz, 19, Green Isle,
possess/sale small amount of mari-
juana,-no remuneration, $135, Gay-
lord PD; Ronald B. Adkins, 61,
Willmar, driver must carry proof of
insurance when operating vehicle,
dismissed, Gibbon PD; Lori A.
Arnold, 35, Hutchinson, speed,
$125, MSP; Dana J. Briese, 33, St.
Peter, speed, $145, MSP; Kelin J.
Dunfee, 22, St. Paul, duty to drive
with due care-speed greater than
reasonable, driving after revoca-
tion, $325, MSP; Luis Giron, 57,
Arlington, driver must carry proof
of insurance when operating vehi-
cle, dismissed, MSP; Paul E. Ko-
vacik, 46, Greenfield, Wis., driving
without a valid license or vehicle
class/type, local confinement two
days, credit for time served two
days, $85, seat belt required, unin-
sured vehicle-driver violation, dis-
missed, MSP; Troy R. Kussatz, 50,
Courtland, unlawful passing-
against signs, $135, MSP; Mark L.
Santelman, 56, Winthrop, speed,
$125, MSP; Kurt A. Schmelzer, 49,
Minnetrista, speed, $125, MSP;
Johnathan J. Tauer, 19, White Bear
Lake, duty to drive with due care-
speed greater than reasonable, con-
tinued, unsupervised probation one
year, pay costs, remain law-abid-
ing, no moving violations, $125,
MSP; Russell J. Yorek, 62, Mont-
gomery, speed, $125, MSP; Ben-
jamin A. Babekuhl, 20, Dassel,
DWI-operate motor vehicle under
influence of alcohol, stay of impo-
sition, supervised probation two
years, local confinement two days,
credit for time served two days,
sentence to service 40 hours for in-
determinate, contact with proba-
tion, follow all conditions set forth
in the probation agreement, follow
all instructions of probation, sign
probation agreement, chemical de-
pendency evaluation/treatment, fol-
low recommendations of evalua-
tion, sign all releases of informa-
tion, no alcohol/controlled sub-
stance use, no possession of alcohol
or drugs, random testing, victim
impact panel, remain law-abiding,
no contact with victim(s) AK or
EK, $485, DWI-operate motor ve-
hicle-alcohol concentration 0.08
within two hours, dismissed, SO;
Sandra L. Chona-Factor, 45, Ar-
lington, driving without a valid li-
cense of vehicle class/type, $185,
SO; Amy B. Dixon, 50, Shakopee,
speed, $145, SO; Antawn L. Dukes,
32, Norwood-Young America, do-
mestic assault-commits act with in-
tent to cause fear of immediate
bodily harm or death, local confine-
ment 52 days, credit for time
served 52 days, domestic abuse no
contact order-violate no contact
order-within 10 years of previous
conviction, stay of imposition, su-
pervised probation two years, local
confinement 90 days, credit for
time served 52 days, contact with
probation, follow all instructions of
probation, sign probation agree-
ment, domestic abuse evaluation,
sign all releases of information,
psychological evaluation/ treat-
ment, follow recommendations of
evaluation, no contact with
victim(s) S.D., remain law-abiding,
driving after suspension, local con-
finement 52 days, credit for time
served 52 days, domestic abuse no
contact order-violate no contact
order-within 10 years of previous
conviction, local confinement 120
days, credit for time served 32
days, $490, endanger child-situa-
tion could cause harm or death, do-
mestic assault-intentionally in-
flicts/attempts to inflict bodily
harm, domestic assault-GM-subse-
quent violation, indecent exposure-
public place willfully/lewdly, dis-
missed, SO; Jesus O. Guzman, 58,
Gibbon, speed, $135, SO; Freder-
ick K. Kehrberg, 50, Cannon Falls,
DWI-operate motor vehicle under
influence of alcohol, stay of impo-
sition, supervised probation two
years, local confinement two days,
credit for time served two days,
home monitor-electronic 28 days
for indeterminate, chemical de-
pendency evaluation/treatment, fol-
low recommendations of evalua-
tion, victim impact panel, no driver
license violations, no driving with-
out insurance, no alcohol viola-
tions, remain law-abiding, $435,
DWI-operate motor vehicle-alcohol
concentration 0. 08 within two
hours, dismissed, SO; Stacy M.
Maxwell, 43, Plymouth, no drivers
license in possession or fail to dis-
play upon request, driver must
carry proof of insurance when oper-
ating vehicle, dismissed, SO; Jon
A. Stumm, 30, Gaylord, DWI-oper-
ate motor vehicle under influence
of alcohol, stay of imposition, su-
pervised probation two years, local
confinement 30 days, credit for
time served two days, home deten-
tion/electronic monitoring, contact
with probation, follow all condi-
tions set forth in the probation
agreement, follow all instructions
of probation, sign probation agree-
ment, remain law-abiding, no alco-
hol/controlled substance use, no
possession of alcohol or drugs, ran-
dom testing, victim impact panel,
chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, follow rec-
ommendations of evaluation, sign
all releases of information, $485,
DWI-operate motor vehicle-alcohol
concentration 0. 08 within two
hours, dismissed, SO; Weston J.
Will, 24, Brooklyn Park, driving
after revocation, continued, unsu-
pervised probation six months, re-
main law-abiding, no same or simi-
lar, keep court/attorney informed of
current address, obtain drivers li-
cense, provide proof to court ad-
ministration, $185, SO; Logan C.
Christensen, 24, Winthrop, driver
approaching yield sign fails to yield
to crossing vehicles/pedestrians,
$135, Winthrop PD; Scott H. Koep,
34, Winthrop, domestic abuse-vio-
late order for protection, stay of im-
position, supervised probation one
year, contact with probation, follow
all instructions of probation, sign
probation agreement, sign all re-
leases of information, domestic
abuse evaluation, follow recom-
mendations of evaluation, no viola-
tions of an order for protection, no
same or similar, remain law-abid-
ing, keep court/attorney informed
of current address, $185, domestic
abuse-violate order for protection,
dismissed, Winthrop PD; Damon J.
Muchow, 23, Winthrop, failure to
stop at stop signs or stop lines,
$135, Winthrop PD; Dawn M.
Olson, 34, Winthrop, vehicle regis-
tration required, $115, Winthrop
PD; Mario A. Rendon, 37,
Winthrop, driver must carry proof
of insurance when operating vehi-
cle, dismissed, Winthrop PD;
Michael T. Welshans, 48, Winthrop,
driving after revocation, continued,
unsupervised probation one year,
pay costs, no driver license viola-
tions, no driving without insurance,
$285, Winthrop PD.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 27, 2014, page 8
Monday, April 7, 2014
Notice is hereby given, that the Arlington City Council has
scheduled an Open House on Monday, April 7
at 5:00
p.m. The purpose of the open house is to allow the City’s
Electrical Engineer to provide information to the residents
whose property will be affected by the electrical improve-
ment project planned for this spring. There will be more
than 3 Councilmembers present at this meeting, which con-
stitutes a quorum and therefore, it is being posted as a Spe-
cial Council Meeting.
/s/ Liza M. Donabauer,
City Administrator
DATED: March 17, 2014
POSTED: City Hall
Post Office
204 Shamrock Drive – Arlington, MN 55307 – 507/964-2378
Fax: 507/964-5973 – www.arlingtonmn.com – E-mail: cityhall@arlingtonmn.com
DECEMBER 31, 2013 and 2012
Business-type Activities -
Enterprise Funds
601 602
Water Sewer
2013 2012 2013 2012
$ (55,319) $ (49,615) $ 146,532 $ 51,777
$ (55,319) $ (49,615) $ 146,532 $ 51,777
Business-type Activities -
Enterprise Funds - Continued
Refuse Totals
2013 2012 2013 2012
$ 6,360 $ 7,561 $ 97,573 $ 9,723
$ 6,360 $ 7,561 $ 97,573 $ 9,723
Call For Bids/Proposals
The Sibley County Agricultural Association (Fair Board)
is calling for proposals for the new Sibley County Fair-
grounds Heritage Center All-purpose Building stage and
interior construction to be completed by June 30, 2014.
Project to include:
• 34’ x 10’ Stage with dressing rooms and storage room
• 2 x 4 stud wall w/treated plate
• 2 x 8 F & L Floor system w/3/4 T&G plywood subfloor
• 2 x 4 exterior and interior walls—back wall to be sheathed
with ½ inch CDX to exterior side
• 2 x 6 ceiling joists
• Frame 2 x 4 false front as per front elevation shown on plan
• 7/16” LP smart side prefinished sheathing, prefinished
LP trim boards as per elevation
• Install 42” doors as per plan and build sliding door
• Install plastic barn sash windows as per plan
• Line interior walls and ceiling w/1/2” AC sheathing
Further details and specifications per plan
All Bids/Proposals must be returned by 4:00 p.m.
April 18, 2013 to:
Dennis Van Moorlehem
507 West Elgin Street
Arlington, Minnesota 55307
Bid Packages and specifications may be obtained
by calling or emailing:
Dennis Van Moorlehem
Doug Thomas
*Note: The Sibley County Agricultural Association is a non-profit tax
exempt organization. Sales tax exemption does apply to this project. A
‘certificate of exemption’ shall be issued at the time of the bid award.
FSA Matters
Sibley County Court
Students on the Service
Learning Task Force at the
Green Isle Community
School recently coordinated
three different charity events.
A penny war was held and
raised over $200 for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma So-
ciety’s Pennies for Patients
program. A food drive was
held to raise 100 items for the
food shelf and a towel/blan-
ket drive was held for ani-
mals at the humane society.
The task force was in
charge of choosing the chari-
ties, creating posters and
counting the daily donations.
The home rooms competed
in a penny war and Lindsai
Muench’s homeroom cap-
tured first place. Those stu-
dents included Adam Stewart,
Aaron Ehrich, Lindsey Czar-
necki, Jordan Latzke, Beau
Stewart, Grace Schwartz ,
Hailey Schwartz, Jack Stew-
art, Teegan Rosenthal, Gavin
Latzke, Ava Lenzmeier, Wil-
low Stewart, Gavin Simek,
Adriana Simek, Brooke
Reinier and Josh Ringer.
“We are all so incredibly
proud of our students,” said
GICS Director Mary Menne.
“Blood cancer affects so
many people including family
and friends of students and
staff. Watching the GICS
community selflessly give to
help children and others bat-
tling blood cancer was very
moving. “
The penny war was a part
of the 23rd annual Pennies
for Patients program which
benefits The Leukemia &
Lymphoma society (LLS).
Students learned together as
they counted the money and
each contributed a little loose
change. The total was
“These students serve as an
example to all of us through
their commitment to helping
others, “ said Kelly Fegley,
campaign director at LLS.
“Their efforts will help local
patients and their families
along with funding blood
cancer research at the Univer-
sity of Minnesota and the
Mayo Clinic.”
Leukemia is the most
common cancer in children
and young adults less than 20
years old. An estimated
1,012,533 Americans are liv-
ing with a blood cancer, and
every four minutes, someone
new is diagnosed. Since
1992, $7.5 million has been
raised locally by thousands of
pre-kindergarten, elementary,
middle, high school and col-
lege students.
GICS coordinates 3 charity events
Submitted Photo
Members from the Service Learning
Task Force who chose the charity,
counted the new funds daily and made
posters around the school are pictured
with the blankets and towels that were
collected for the humane society and
the food that was collected for the food
drive. Front Row: (left to right) Cadence
Dukes, Rollie Spooner and Trevor Par-
rott. Middle Row: (l to r) Abby Koch,
Lindsey Czarnecki, Abby Bode and
Skyler Koch. Back Row: (l to r) Saman-
tha Pollack, Shanise Bates, Lauren
Menne and Emma Hecksel.
By Peggy Read
FSA Matters
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
The AGI verification and
compliance reviews for 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
are conducted on producers
who the IRS indicates may
have exceeded the adjusted
gross income limitations de-
scribed in [7 CFR 1400.500].
Based on this review, produc-
ers will receive determina-
tions of eligibility or ineligi-
If the producer is deter-
mined to have exceeded the
AGI limitation of $500,000 of
nonfarm income, $750,000 of
farm income, $1 million of
conservation program benefits
or the $1 million total AGI,
then receivables will be estab-
lished for payments earned di-
rectly or indirectly by the pro-
ducer subject to the applicable
limitation. The Minnesota
State FSA State Office will
begin notifying producers se-
lected for review next month.
If you have any questions
about the review process or
determination, please contact
the MN FSA State Office at
651-602-7706. Producers who
receive initial debt notifica-
tion letters may only appeal
the amount of the debt to their
local FSA office. Adverse de-
terminations become adminis-
tratively final if not timely ap-
pealed and can only be re-
opened if exceptional circum-
stances exist that prevented
the producer from timely fil-
ing the appeal. The AGI veri-
fication and compliance re-
views for 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012 and 2013 are conducted
on producers who the IRS in-
dicates may have exceeded
the adjusted gross income lim-
itations described in [7 CFR
1400.500]. Based on this re-
view, producers will receive
determinations of eligibility or
district faces, the offer of of-
fice space from Gaylord is an
Amsden also added, that,
given the timing, it is impor-
tant to hire someone to effec-
tively get the program up and
It is also important to give
each of the cities some time
with financing details as it is
in the middle of the fiscal
year, he said.
The involved parties will
continue to work out the de-
Community Education/
Recreation Coordinator
The job description of the
coordinator position states:
“Under the general supervi-
sion of the Sibley East Super-
intendent of Schools, [candi-
date] performs administrative,
supervisory and professional
work in the planning, organiz-
ing, development and opera-
tion of a comprehensive Com-
munity Education and Recre-
ation program for Independ-
ent School District 2310 resi-
dents along with the commu-
nities of Arlington, Gaylord
and Green Isle.”
The minimum requirements
for the position are a bache-
lors degree in recreation ad-
ministration, physical educa-
tion or a closely related field.
The candidate must also
have experience in supervi-
sion of recreation programs,
students and adults or possess
an equivalent combination of
education and experience.
Candidates must also pos-
sess a valid Minnesota driv-
er’s license.
Community Education continued from page 1
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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Worship: Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Commercial and Industrial Builders
Green Isle, MN 55338
ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551
Arlington State Bank
Serving the Community Since 1895
A & N Radiator Repair
Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners
23228 401 Ave., Arlington
877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II
Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
700 W. Lake St., Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-3700
or TOLL FREE: 1-888-466-3700
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
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402 W. Alden, Arlington
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Phone 952-467-2992
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Homestyle Pizza
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23180 401 Ave., Arlington Phone 507-964-2264
23189 Hwy. 5 North,
Arlington, MN 55307
Office (507) 964-2283
Cell (320) 583-4324
P.O. Box 314
Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-2201
Church News
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Rev. James Snyder,
Sunday, March 30: 9:30 a.m.
Country Western/Blue Grass
Worship service at the Gaylord
Legion followed by a potato
pancake dinner.
Monday, March 31: 9:00
a.m.-3:00 p.m. Quilting.
(Missouri Synod)
Vacancy Pastor
Harold Storm
Phone 507-964-2400
Thursday, March 27: 5:30
p.m. Deadline for bulletin infor-
Sunday, March 30: 9:45 a.m.
Bible class. 10:45 a.m. Worship.
Wednesday, April 2: 6:00
p.m. Lenten Supper. 7:00 p.m.
Lenten Worship.
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
(507) 647- 5777
Parsonage (507) 647-3739
Sunday, March 30: 9:30 a.m.
Worship. 10:45 a.m. Sunday
school. 12:00 p.m. MOPS baked
potato bar fundraiser.
Wednesday, April 2: 9:00 a.m.
Prayer coffee. 7:30 p.m. Youth
group meeting.
Thursday, April 3: 9:30 a.m.
Women’s Bible study. 6:00 p.m.
MOPS 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible
study at Peik’s.
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, March 28: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, March 30: 9:00 a.m.
Worship. 10:00 a.m. Sunday
school. 10:15 a.m. Bible study
with Rhonda. 3:30 p.m. Bible
study with Pastor.
Wednesday, April 2: 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, April 3: 7:30 p.m.
Choir practice.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, March 30: 8:15 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service 10:15 a.m.-1:00
p.m. Spring luncheon and bake
Wednesday, April 2: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 6:00 p. m.
Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten
Friday, April 4: 7:00 p.m.
Confirmation Examination.
Green Isle Township
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, March 28: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, March 30: 10:30 a.m.
Worship. 3:30 p.m. Bible study
at St. Paul’s with Pastor.
Wednesday, April 2: 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Confirmation and
Wednesday night school grades
1-5 at St. Paul’s. 8:00 p. m.
Lenten service.
Thursday, April 3: 7:30 p.m.
Choir practice at St. Paul’s.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, March 30: 9:00 a.m.
Worship 10:00 a. m. Sunday
school/fellowship. Youth group
serves homeless shelter supper.
Tuesday, April 1: 6:00-7:00
p.m. TOPS in church basement.
Wednesday, April 2: 3:45
p.m. 9th grade Confirmation.
4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirma-
tion. 6:00 p.m. Lenten supper.
7:00 p.m. Lenten service.
Thursday, April 3: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
cable. 2:00 p. m. Newsletter
Christian & Missionary
Pastor John Cherico
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Sunday, March 30: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school for children age
4-6th grade and Adult Sunday
school. 10:30 a.m. Worship
Wednesday, April 2: 7:00-
8:30 p.m. R.E.A.C.H. youth
group at Terry and Becky
Shogren’s home, 6th through
12th grade.
Thursday, April 3: 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.
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
Rodney J. Stemme, Pastor
Saturday, March 29: 10:00
a.m. Women’s Bible study at
Bette Nelson’s. Morning Last
Things Seminar.
Sunday, March 30: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:15 a.m.
Sunday school.
Wednesday, April 2: 6:00
p.m. Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m.
Lenten worship. 8:00 p. m.
Thursday, April 3: 10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship on cable TV. 1:00 & 7:00
p.m. Women’s Bible study at
Jean Olson’s.
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Friday, March 28: 1:15 p.m.
School dismissing early. Fine
arts day at MLC.
Sunday, March 30: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Fami-
ly Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Wor-
Tuesday, April 1: 8:45 a.m.
M.O.M.’s at school. 3:45 p.m.
Public school Confirmation
Wednesday, April 2: 2:45
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, April 3: 10:00 a.m.
Bulletin information due. 11:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Services on
cable TV channel 8. 3:30-5:00
p.m. KFC. 5:30-7:30 p.m. PreK
round up. 6:30 p.m. Worship
committee meeting.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Sunday, March 30: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service. Noon pot
blessing fellowship meal.
Wednesday, April 2: 6:30
p.m. Wednesday evening Bible
classes and Youth Focused. 8:00
p.m. Supper-Welcome!
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Deb Meyer, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Friday/Saturday March 28 &
29: Confirmation retreat in
Sunday, March 30: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school and Confirma-
tion. 10:00 a.m. Worship.
Wednesday, April 2: 6:00
p.m. Lenten supper, 7:00 p.m.
Lenten service.
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, March 30: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and Adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship serv-
Wednesday. April 2: 6:30-
8:00 p.m. Catechism class.
Thursday, April 3: 6:30 p.m.
Women’s Guild.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, March 28: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar). 4:45-8:00 p.m.
Jump for Joy (Mar).
Saturday, March 29: 5:00
p.m. Mass (Mar).
Sunday, March 30: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00-10:15 a.m. El-
ementary religious education
(Mar). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic).
10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar).
Monday, March 31: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m.
AA and AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, April 1: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar).
Wednesday, April 2: 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). 5:00
p.m. Stations of the Cross Mass
(Bre). 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Mass
(Mar). 7:00-8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr.
High Elementary Religious Edu-
cation (Mar/Mic). 7:00 p.m. Sta-
tions of the Cross (Mar/Mic).
Thursday, April 3: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Oak Terrace). 7:30 p.m. Nar-
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Wanted: Your OLD TRACTORS,
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also specialize in new and used
Call Kyle. Located west of Hender-
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Lost, Found
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General Labor. Spartan Staffing,
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include stacking, labeling, lifting,
packaging, palletizing, and shrink
wrapping. Must be able to lift up to
50 lbs. frequently; must have a
solid work history, good atten-
dance, and punctuality. 1st, 2nd
and 3rd rotati ng shi fts. Wage
$13.00/hr. Positions are long term
potential, temp-to-hire. To apply
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0400. Text SPARTAN to 27697 for
job alerts.
Owner/Operators with step-deck
trailer for interstate trucking in
lower 48 states and Canada. Call
Kohout Trucking, Inc. (320) 444-
Work Wanted
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling
of kitchens, bathrooms, hanging
doors and wi ndows, pai nti ng,
sheet rocking, texturizing or any
minor repairs inside or outside.
Wi l l al so do cl eani ng of base-
ments/garages. Call (320) 848-
2722 or (320) 583-1278.
Give Aways
$10.00 Gi ft 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 in-
doors and out. Email info@neo-
hasgifts.com your name and ad-
dress to receive your card. Eu-
gene Grack Online Shop, New
Auburn, MN.
Heating/Air Conditioning
Special-95% Goodman gas fur-
nace and programmable thermo-
stat, $2,200 installed or AC unit,
$1,900 installed. J&R Plumbing
Heating AC, Lester Prairie (320)
Household Goods
Used dining room table with six
chai rs wi th cl oth seats. Wi th
boards to extend table. Call (320)
Wanted To Buy
WANTED TO BUY: Old signs all
types, farm primitive painted furni-
ture all types, cupboards, cubby
units, locker and pool wire bas-
kets, wood & metal pieces with
lots of drawers, old pre-1960 holi-
day 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 relat-
ed 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 ol d cement statuary/bi rd
baths. We buy one item and entire
estates. Check out the barns, attic
and basement. Don’t get a dump-
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local. (612) 590-6136 or email
We buy used batteries. Paying
$10 for automotive batteries. We
pick up. Call 800-777-2243.
Wanted: Motorcycles, ATV’s. Buy-
ing most brands, ALL years, run-
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Sports (320) 864-8526.
Glencoe- Ag land for sale. 50 Till-
able acres, located 5 miles SW of
Glencoe, Highway 22 S. No HEL,
no wetland. email:pineacres@out-
look.com or call (715) 234-3907.
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
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nei ghborhood. NO PETS. No
smoking. Application, background
check, 12 month lease. $550 de-
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Beautiful main floor 2BR and up-
stairs 1BR apartments in Arlington
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BR apartments in Renville. In-
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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.
Want To Rent
Wanted: Farmland to rent 2014
and beyond. Curtis Weckwerth
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(507) 380-2466.
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Garage Sales
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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, ce-
ment statues, Easter decor and
garden treasures with a whole
new l ook! Same l ocati on, 317
Main Street, Arlington. Always in-
terested in buying old junk, save
this number and call (320) 510-
0408. Thank you!
Building Contractors
30 Years professional home repair
service. Interior/exterior. Fair rates
for quality work. Call (320) 359-
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 competi-
tive prices. Email jewert@hutch-
Misc. Service
LIMO/PARTY BUS Available for
weddings, shuttles, Twins, bache-
lor(ette) parties, birthday or busi-
ness. Contact Dina (612) 940-
2184 or
www.theurbanexpress.com for
more info.
Tax Preparation
BluMark LLC. Income tax and ac-
counting services. Randy Martti-
nen (952) 210-8721 www.blumark-
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Sibley East School District is looking for a
This person will perform administrative, supervisory and profes-
sional work in the planning, organizing, development and oper-
ation of a comprehensive Community Education and Recreation
program for Independent School District 2310 residents along
with the communities of Arlington, Gaylord and Green Isle.
Requirements include:
• Bachelor’s Degree in recreation administration, physical ed-
ucation, or a closely related field.
• Experience in supervising recreation programs, students
and adults
• Or any equivalent combination of education, experience
and enthusiasm for the position.
• Valid Minnesota driver’s license.
• Ability to pass background check.
This position is contracted on a twelve month full-time basis
with variable hours and will remain open until filled.
Applications, as well as a complete job description, can be
found at www.sibleyeast.org. Completed job applications along
with resume should be sent to:
Supt. Jim Amsden
Sibley East School
P.O. Box 1000
Arlington, MN 55307
or email jamsden@sibley-east.k12.mn.us
Sibley East Schools has a Para Professional Position available at
the Gaylord campus to work in our Special Education Department.
Applications are available online at www.sibleyeast.org or at
either school office and will be accepted until position is filled.
Completed applications should be submitted to:
Mari Lu Martens, Elementary Principal
Sibley East Schools
PO Box 356
Gaylord, MN 55334
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