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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 127 • Number 32 • Thursday, March 7, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
The temporary deactivation
of the traffic signal light at
the intersection of Highway 5
and Main Street in Arlington,
originally scheduled for Mon-
day March 4, has been de-
layed so that Minnesota De-
partment of Transportation
(Mn/DOT) forces can repaint
the pedestrian crosswalk
markings on Highway 5, ac-
cording to a news release
from Mn/DOT.
After reviewing the condi-
tion of the existing crosswalk
markings at Adams, Main and
Alden Streets, MnDOT offi-
cials determined that both
motorists and pedestrians
would benefit from additional
emphasis being added to the
pedestrian crossings, prior to
the signal light’s deactivation.
MnDOT will have to wait
until temperatures warm to
allow for the painting. As a
result, the signal light deacti-
vation is now scheduled to
occur sometime in early
April, weather permitting.
In addition to the crosswalk
painting, pedestrian crossing
warning signs will be in-
stalled on the roadsides at
Main Street and a plastic
pedestrian crossing sign will
be installed in the middle of
Highway 5 at Adams Street.
The crossings at Adams and
Alden Streets currently have
school crossing warning signs
installed on the roadsides.
An earlier study, which was
initiated and completed by
MnDOT, determined that
traffic volumes at Highway 5
and Main Street do not war-
rant a traffic signal now or in
the future. The study also de-
termined that a through-stop
control, where Highway 5
traffic does not stop, but
Main Street does, was the
most appropriate traffic con-
trol for the intersection.
In conjunction with the
temporary signal deactiva-
tion, MnDOT will be evaluat-
ing the intersection’s opera-
tions over a 90-day period. If
no adverse impacts to traffic
operations are observed from
the signal deactivation, the
signal light will be removed
as part of this summer ’s
resurfacing project on High-
way 5. The removal of the
signal is expected to improve
traffic flow, while also reduc-
ing the number and severity
of crashes at the intersection.
Signal light deactivation will be delayed until early April
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The referee raises the arm of Sibley
East junior Nathan Rose (195) moments
after his victory in the state champi-
onship match.
By Kurt Menk
Sibley East junior Nathan
Rose, for the second consecu-
tive year, captured first place
honors in the 195-pound
weight division during the
Minnesota State Class A
Wrestling Tournament at the
Xcel Energy Center in St.
Paul on Saturday, March 2.
Rose was the first Sibley
East wrestler to win a state
title last year and now is the
first Wolverine grappler to
win back-to-back state cham-
“Winning state this year
was a lot different then last
year,” said Rose. “This year I
had a big target on my back. I
was the guy to beat.”
Rose pinned senior Travis
Johnson, Pierz, 1:59 in the
opening round.
In the quarter-final round,
Rose decisioned senior Justin
Viss, Chatfield, 6-5.
“He was the hardest kid I
thought in my bracket,” Rose
said. “He was a very tall and
strong wrestler.”
In the semi-final round,
Rose pinned senior Colton
Laymon, West Marshall, 2:51.
In the championship match,
Rose decisioned junior Kys-
ten Zierke, Blue Earth Area,
“Last year was a lot more
exciting winning it than this
year,” said Rose. “This year I
was winning the whole cham-
pionship match unlike last
year when it came down to
the last 10 seconds.”
Sibley East head coach
Chad Johnson had nothing but
praise for Rose and his per-
formance at the state tourna-
“Nathan Rose just showed
how much better he is than
everybody else around us.”
said Johnson. “He beat a state
champ in the state team tour-
nament and handled guys with
relative ease throughout the
state tournament.”
Johnson continued, “Some
scores looked close, but never
really were. Nathan just phys-
ically pounded his kid in the
Johnson added, “He works
like heck all year to get what
he has coming to him. He is a
champ in every aspect on the
Rose concludes the season
with a 45-0 record overall. He
enters next season, his senior
year, with 90 straight wins.
Rose is very appreciative
for the support he received
from his coaches to his fami-
ly, friends and Sibley East
communities during the state
“I would like to thank my
family, friends, coaches, com-
munity, my girlfriend and her
family for all the support they
gave me and the team,” said
He is the son of Tony and
Jenny Rose, Arlington.
State Champs
The former Arlington-
Green Isle and Gaylord high
schools also produced state
champions in wrestling.
A-GI wrestler Darren Cain
won the state title as a junior
at 155 pounds in 1987.
Cain also won the state title
as a senior at 167 pounds in
Gaylord wrestler Greg Berg
captured the state title at 180
pounds in 1976.
Gaylord wrestler Paul Som-
mers also won the state title at
145 pounds in 1977.
State Wrestlers
In addition to Rose, four
other Sibley East wrestlers
also brought home medals
from the state tournament.
Junior Hunter Retzlaff
(138) placed second while
senior Aaron Bates (170)
placed third. Sophomores
Jason Meyer (126) and Austin
Brockhoff (132) placed fifth
and sixth respectively.
The Sibley East varsity
wrestling team also placed
fourth in the Minnesota State
Class A Team Wrestling Tour-
For additional wrestling re-
sults from the state tourna-
ment, please turn to pages 6
and 7 in this week’s edition of
the Arlington Enterprise.
Nathan Rose repeats as state champion
By Kurt Menk
Mayor Jim Kreft, during
a regular meeting of the Ar-
lington City Council on
Monday night, March 4,
made a recommendation to
organize a work group to
examine ideas to improve
both the interior and exteri-
or portion of the Communi-
ty Center and research
ways to increase revenue at
the facility.
The work group will in-
clude City Council mem-
bers James Jaszewski and
Jennifer Nuesse, city em-
ployees Jeff Paine and Jen-
nifer Strack, and a couple
community members.
The group is expected to
meet in a few weeks and
begin their duties, accord-
ing to Kreft.
The Community Center
is over a dozen year old. A
groundbreaking ceremony
for the nearly 15,000-
square foot Community
Center was held in August
of 1999. The construction
was completed in early
2000 and a ribbon cutting
ceremony for the new facil-
ity was held during early
April of 2000.
The debt service on the
facility and the
revenues/expenditures have
been issues for the City of
Arlington over the years.
The City of Arlington has
an annual bond payment of
$60,000-plus which runs
through 2019.
According to Kreft, the
expenditures to operate and
maintain the facility have
also exceeded the revenues
for years. The result is
often a transfer from the
general fund to help make
up the difference.
In 2009, revenues were
$62,116 while the expendi-
tures were about $84,500.
The transfer from the gen-
eral fund was $21,000.
In 2010, revenues were
$56,443 while the expendi-
tures were around $85,700.
The transfer from the gen-
eral fund was $16,700.
In 2011, revenues were
$56,162 while expenditures
were around $77,248. The
transfer was around
In 2012, revenues were
$65,207 while expenditures
were around $86,900. The
transfer from the general
fund was around $31,000.
For 2013, the City Coun-
cil has budgeted $60,422
for revenues and around
$80,800 in expenditures
along with a $20,345 trans-
fer from the general fund.
Other Business
In other business, the
City Council received the
annual ambulance report
from Arlington Area Ambu-
lance Service Manager
Kevin Sullivan.
A complete summary of
the report will be published
in next week’s edition of
the Arlington Enterprise.
The City Council, in
other action, unanimously
approved a motion to table
a request from Seneca
Foods to install a dual
headed street light for the
northwest corner at the
dead end of Henderson
Road. Seneca Foods would
like the lights to shine at or
by its water well building
and its LP gas storage tank
site to illuminate the area
for safe travel and working
purposes to and from those
The estimated cost is
around $3,000.
The City Council in-
structed Street Superintend-
ent Dan Thomes to meet
with Seneca Foods officials
and seek additional infor-
mation on the request.
In another matter, the
City Council unanimously
approved a motion to grant
a request for leave without
pay for part-time police of-
ficer Katherine Guanzini.
Work group to study Community Center
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Monday evening, March
4, voted 4-1 and approved a
motion to place a penalty on
Arlington Liquors for a re-
cent liquor violation.
According to the motion,
the City Council found that
the three-day mandatory sus-
pension was ambiguous. In
addition, the City Council
agreed to apply $750 toward
the optional $1,000 because
Arlington Liquors owners
Leon and Renae Dose pur-
chased a license scanner in
that amount. The end result
was a $250 fine.
The City Council made the
move after an administrative
hearing two weeks ago and a
question and answer session
with City Attorney Ross Ar-
neson on Monday evening,
March 5.
City Council members
James Jaszewski, Jennifer
Nuesse, Jason Ruehling and
Galen Wills voted in favor of
the motion.
City Council member Curt
Reetz voted against the mo-
tion. Reetz, at an administra-
tive hearing held two weeks
ago, said the owners did
nothing willful. He also ex-
pressed his disappointment
that Sibley County does not
prosecute the seller on the
criminal side and the City
Council is placed in a posi-
tion to be the bad guy. Reetz,
at that time, further stated
that he would not support a
penalty of any kind.
It was the general consen-
sus of the remaining City
Council members that the
penalty was too steep and the
owners are trying to comply
with the law to the best of
their ability. Their purchase
of a license scanner is proof,
according to the City Council
This was the second liquor
license violation for Arling-
ton Liquors in the past six
The City Council, last Au-
gust, imposed a $1,000 fine
and a one-day suspension on
Arlington Liquors for its first
liquor license violation.
In related news, the City
Council directed Arneson to
redraft the current liquor li-
cense ordinance and give the
group more flexibility in
these situations.
Wills inquired if a civil
penalty for the seller could be
included in one of the amend-
Arneson will research that
matter in particular and pres-
ent a preliminary draft to the
City Council at a future meet-
Other Business
The City Council, in other
action, unanimously ap-
proved a motion to restrict
parking to buses only on the
south side of West Adams
Street in front of St. Paul’s
Lutheran School.
The request was made by
Principal Eric Kaesermann
and Board of Education
member Matt Lukasek and
was based on the safety of
motorists, bus drivers and,
most of all, students who
walk and bike to school.
St. Paul’s school officials
have noticed a great amount
of traffic congestion in front
of the school during the drop
off and pick up hours. When
the snow piles up and vehi-
cles are allowed to park on
both sides of the street, the
school bus is unable to park
at the front door of the
“Thank you for your time
at addressing this sugges-
tion, ” Kaesermann and
Lukasek said in the letter.
“We appreciate the yearly up-
keep of crosswalks and yel-
low curbs the city provides
for our school’s families.”
The City Council will hold
its next regular meeting at
6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18.
Arlington City Council approves penalty to
be placed on local liquor establishment
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 7, 2013, page 2
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Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 10: Arlington Conquerors 4-H
Club, Senior Citizen’s building at Four Seasons
Park, 5 p.m. Clover Buds meet at 4 p.m.
Monday, March 11: Arlington Chamber of Com-
merce, Arlington City Tech Center, 110 4th Ave.,
noon luncheon.
Arlington Township Board, Arlington Community
Center, 7:30 p.m.
Arlington VFW Post 6031 Auxiliary, Veteran’s
building at fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12: American Legion Post
#250, Veteran’s building at fairgrounds, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13: The Minnesota River
Area Agency on Aging trained health insurance
counselors available 10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m. at Sib-
ley Medical Center in Arlington. To schedule help at
a different time or location, contact Senior Linkage
Line at 800-333-2433.
Thursday, March 14: Golden Age Club, Senior
Citizen’s building at Four Seasons Park, noon
luncheon, followed by meeting and entertainment.
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News Briefs
Blood drive set for March 12
The Arlington Blood Drive will be held at the Com-
munity Center from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March
For an appointment, call Kay Schumacher at 507-
The need for blood is constant. The gratification is in-
stant. Give blood.
White nets Chancellor’s Award
Jenna White, a 2012 graduate of the Sibley East Sen-
ior High School, has received the Chancellor’s Award at
the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
The award is presented to students who have a grade
point average of 3.5 or above. White is majoring in
Hotel Restaurant and Tourism.
She is the daughter of Guy and Slava White, Gaylord.
Boehning nets High Honors
Tara Boehning, a 2012 graduate of the Sibley East
Senior High School, recently received High Honors at
Northwestern College in St. Paul.
To qualify for this honor, full-time students must have
a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.89 on a 4.0
Boehning is pursuing a degree in Psychology and
English at Northwestern College.
She is the daughter of Alan and Mary Jo Boehing.
Mailboxes are vandalized
The Sibley County Sheriff’s Department recently re-
ceived reports that two mailboxes were vandalized in
Dryden Township sometime between 8 p.m. Wednes-
day, Feb. 27 and 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, according to
a news release.
People who have any information about these two
vandalism incidents are encouraged to contact the Sib-
ley County Sheriff’s Department at 507-237-4330.
KCs to offer 2 scholarships
St. Arthur’s Knights of Columbus Council #10172
will award two $500 scholarships to 2013 graduates of
the Sibley East Senior High School in Arlington during
awards night which will be held in May.
Applications are available at the high school coun-
selor’s office.
The deadline for applications is Monday, April 15.
Poet at Gaylord Public Library
Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen is coming to
the Gaylord Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March
12. She will be speaking and sharing some of her poetry
in a presentation that is open to the public.
Sutphen is the state’s second laureate, appointed by
Governor Mark Dayton in August of 2011.
Sutphen grew up on a farm in Stearns County and she
teaches literature and creative writing at Gustavus
Adolophus College. Her latest collection, First Words,
is a memoir in poems and was published in 2010. In
March 2012, House of Possibility, a letter press edition
of poems, was published by Accordion Press.
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East Junior
High School will present the
story of Willy Wonka in the
middle gym at the Gaylord
school site at 7 p.m. Friday,
March 8 and Saturday, March
9. The doors will open at 6:30
p.m. each night.
The play is co-directed by
Katie Palmer and Aimee
Micek who are both elemen-
tary teachers at Sibley East.
This story of Willy Wonka
is based on the beloved clas-
sic book, Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory by Ronald
Dahl. Charlie Bucket is a lad
low on his luck. When hear-
ing about the Golden Ticket
contest for a chance to win a
tour of Mr. Willy Wonka's fa-
mous chocolate factory, as
well as a lifetime supply of
chocolate, Charlie dreams of
winning but his hopes aren't
high. Through a lucky turn of
events, Charlie ends up find-
ing the final golden ticket and
his bizarre adventure through
the factory begins.
The cast includes Willy
Wonka/Candy Man: Seth
Fredin; Charlie Bucket: Rob-
bie Wear; Mrs. Bucket: Emily
Peterson; Mr. Bucket: Logan
Wagenius; Grandma Jo: Abby
Widmer; Grandpa Joe: Jordan
Wlasiuk; Grandma Georgina:
Danielle Langworthy; Grand-
pa George: Soren Bergersen;
Phineous Trout: Alexys Rose-
land; Matilda: Hannah Kranz;
Jamie: Haley Rohwer; Au-
gustus Gloop: Tyler Schauer;
Mrs. Gloop: Jennifer Wear;
Mike Teavee: Eliezor Men-
doza; Ms. Teavee: Alexus
Kreft; Violet Beauregarde:
Jenna Schuft; Mrs. Beaure-
garde: Samantha Raghu;
Veruca Salt: Madisyn Petree;
and Mrs. Salt: Dessirae
The Oompa Loompas are
Rachel Widmer, Shelby An-
derson, Else Bergersen,
Jazmin Garcia, Jordan Brey-
er, Jackson Reid and Isaac
The chorus is comprised of
Hailey Haggenmiller,  Brian
Wagenius,  Lidia Vassar, Syd-
ney Scott, Desiree Richard-
son, Brooke Willmsen, Kylee
Schmidt, Mia Williams, Re-
becca Campbell, Taylor
Strand, Madison Grove,
Skyler Kyrola, Brooke Klehr,
and Emily Quast.
Sibley East Junior High School will present
the story of Willy Wonka on March 8 and 9
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
These four members of the Oompa Loompas re-
hearsed their roles during a dress rehearsal at the
Sibley East Junior High School in Gaylord on Monday
afternoon, March 4. Left to right: Else Bergersen,
Rachel Widmer, Jazmin Garcia and Shelby Anderson.
The play will be performed in the middle gym at the
Gaylord school at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 and Satur-
day, March 9. The play is co-directed by Katie Palmer
and Aimee Micek.
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“Liquid Assets Minnesota”
on AGGW public access
throughout the month of
The program explores con-
cerns about Minnesota’s
aging water infrastructure.
Many drinking water sys-
tems, sanitary sewers and
storm sewers throughout the
state are rapidly approaching
the end of their useful life, so
communities of all sizes are
trying to come up with ways
to replace these vital utilities
that are routinely taken for
The rural cities of Brandon,
Hoffman, and Battle Lake are
featured, in addition to the
City of Duluth and communi-
ties within the Twin Cities
area, to demonstrate how
each of them are grappling
with the task of maintaining a
high quality standard of water
in this time of tight budgets.
The program recently aired
on Minnesota public televi-
sion stations and is co-pro-
duced by Twin Cities Public
Television and Central States
Water Environment Associa-
tion-Minnesota Section
Central States Water Envi-
ronment Association
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tion offers multiple opportu-
nities for the exchange of
water quality knowledge and
experiences among its mem-
bers and the public with a
goal to foster a greater aware-
ness of water quality achieve-
ments and challenges.
CSWEA-MN is part of
CSWEA, a member associa-
tion of the Water Environ-
ment Federation (WEF) con-
sisting of Illinois, Minnesota,
and Wisconsin members.
The program will be shown
on AGGW Access Channel 8
every Monday in March at 8
a.m. and Tuesday through
Sunday at 8 a.m., noon and 9
AGGW public access to air program
on state’ swater resources in March
By Dave Pedersen
The improvement sought
on Sibley County Ditch 1A
east of Green Isle has attract-
ed several watchdogs and a
lot of interest by governmen-
tal agencies and area land
owners because “it is a
unique animal.”
There were only a couple
empty seats at the Sibley
County board of commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, Feb.
26, when conducting the pub-
lic hearing regarding the en-
gineer’s preliminary report
for 1A ditch improvements.
The county wants to re-
place the culvert crossing of
TH 25 with a larger structure.
The Minnesota Department
of Transportation (MnDOT)
is watching because the pro-
posal has a span longer than
10 feet, which it considers to
be a bridge, altering how
MnDOT would deal with it.
MnDOT also has been
looking to replace the pipe in
the culvert in April because a
hole in it could cause the road
to collapse. That has pressed
Sibley County into fast action
to comply with state statutes
as early as possible.
The estimated cost is
$427,000 and MnDOT said
the project should be bid and
constructed as a county proj-
The Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) has con-
cerns about how the 23 miles
of drainage will impact area
wetlands, lakes and habitat.
Wetland Conservation Act
supporters and the Corps of
Engineers also wonder about
the impact.
All entities are concerned
about who will pay for the
various aspects of the project
since there is so much inter-
action between agencies in
this case. Plus, who would be
responsible for pulling per-
mits and doing maintenance?
Even more concerned are
land owners, including farm-
ers, who wonder if the cur-
rent “bounce” or large fluctu-
ations of lake water levels
will impact their bottom line.
Plus, two other ditch systems
upstream will be impacted.
Many Reasons
For Action
Sibley County initiated the
improvement process for sev-
eral reasons, noted the pre-
liminary report given by en-
gineer Duane Hansel of
Bolton & Menk, Inc. First,
the deteriorated condition of
the TH 25 culvert needs im-
mediate replacement.
A proposed improvement
of County Ditch 29 will in-
crease discharges into Erin
Lake, resulting in higher lake
elevations following storm
There is concern from the
County Ditch 39A system,
which has experienced back
flow from Erin Lake into the
ditch system as a result of
higher Erin Lake elevations.
Landowners in the ditch
systems upstream of Erin
Lake have experienced flood-
ing, partially as a result of the
high lake levels.
The report noted that dur-
ing several years, all of the
ponding areas within the wa-
tershed have been inundated
by the rainfall received and
the crops were lost on several
hundred acres.
In other years, periodic
crop loss occurred in the de-
pressional areas of the water-
shed, resulting in reduced
crop yield and the need to re-
plant or complete crop losses.
“Based on the survey it is
our opinion that the outlet is
adequate for the proposed im-
provement, ” said Hansel.
“This is feasible and practical
and is necessary in order to
provide drainage for the ef-
fective cultivation of crops in
the watershed area.”
The county board accepted
the preliminary engineer’s re-
port, named the viewers and
set a goal to proceed as fast
as possible in order to work
with MnDOT’s part of the
23 Miles Of
County Ditch 1A lies with-
in and serves to drain por-
tions of nine sections of
Washington Lake Township.
The system is located east of
Green Isle, starting just east
of CSAH No. 11 on the south
side of Green Isle and ex-
tends east through Erin Lake
and under TH 25 to an outlet
about 500 feet north.
The approximate watershed
defined as being part of CD
1A is about 3,700 acres or 5.8
square miles.
In addition to the 1A water-
shed, there are large water-
sheds upstream which use 1A
as their outlet.
These systems include CD
29 located west of Green Isle
with a watershed of about
9,200 acres or 14.4 square
miles and CD 39A located
south of Erin Lake with a wa-
tershed of about 1,740 acres
of drainage area or 2.8 square
“Add all those together and
you got about 23 square miles
of drainage area going
through the Highway 25 cul-
vert we are talking about,”
said Hansel. “The initial de-
sign was to take some high
spots out of Erin Lake and to
create a channel through the
lake to the outlet.”
CD 1A was constructed in
1975, with a clean out of the
system in 1993 to reestablish
the flow system in Erin Lake.
Drain Pipe
The culvert pipe was there
prior to the ditch system. Re-
cently, a hole was found in
the side of the pipe, allowing
soil into the pipe that gets
washed downstream.
“The pipe is tipping the
wrong way and instead of
draining from Erin to Wash-
ington Lake, it has some back
flow,” said Hansel. “County
Ditch 30 has seen instances
where the water level in Erin
Lake gets so high it backs up
into the ditch system. If we
can keep the water level from
coming so high in Erin Lake
we can help to avoid some of
that situation.”
Hansel said there has been
good support from the DNR,
realizing the fluctuations on
the lake are not good for nest-
ing ducks and wildlife.
The proposed box structure
would be a 6 by 16 foot box
to replace the culvert going
across the road. The DNR is
saying the county still needs
to provide for the one-foot of
lake fluctuation. The culvert
will still need stop logs that
can be removed to increase or
decrease the lake level.
Hansel said the improve-
ment to the culvert will result
in a double or triple of the
water flow, according to a
computer model. However,
during a big storm the water
level would be down seven
inches from the peak it is
reaching today.
Many Benefits
Benefits include draining
of a large amount of agricul-
tural land that should be
maintained when possible.
There should be no long term
impact on fish and wildlife as
Other beneficial impacts
include reduced property
damage by flooding around
the Erin Lake area. There will
be reduced impact to wildlife
and increased personal farm
income by less loss of up-
stream crops.
Computer models estimat-
ed the time of runoff from a
storm event. Ponding time
will decrease in Erin Lake
during small storm events
from about 45 days to about
nine days. Drawdown times
are much quicker with the
new culvert. A 100-year
storm sees 81 days of water
storage to a computer model
estimate of 25 days.
Downstream Not
“If the flow is discharged
downstream the impact to
Washington Lake would re-
sult in a 10 to 20 percent in-
crease in water flow,” said
Hansel. “The lake level in-
crease would be about an
inch and a half, a pretty in-
significant total.”
A mile north the flow
crosses County Road 16.
When the flow goes a mile
north and crosses County
Road 16, there is no change
at all in the flow.
Based on the meeting with
MnDOT, it was requested to
change the 16-foot structure
to two smaller box culverts of
eight feet each. If it is over 10
feet it is considered a bridge
where inspection standards
are higher.
Hansel said it was a viable
option and would give
MnDOT a chance, if there is
future maintenance and re-
pair, to close one off and
work on the other.
Sibley County Board
Chairperson Jim Swanson
said if the culvert breaks be-
fore it is repaired the county
would get it fixed and worry
about who is billed later.
Proposed Sibley County Ditch 1A
improvement drawing much scrutiny
By Kurt Menk
A woman was found dead
outside a residence along
Hillcrest Lane, Belle Plaine,
in Faxon Township early
Wednesday morning, Feb. 27,
according to the Sibley Coun-
ty Sheriff’s Department.
The sheriff ’s department
responded to a report of an
unresponsive female at about
7 a.m. Upon the arrival of
emergency medical service
personnel, Patricia Brooks,
40, was found dead outside
her residence at 20750 Hill-
crest Lane, according to the
Authorities are still waiting
for final autopsy results.
However, at this time, prelim-
inary results suggest that al-
cohol and exposure were con-
tributing factors in her death,
according to the report. Final
autopsy results are not ex-
pected for several weeks.
The investigation into this
death remains open.
The Belle Plaine Ambu-
lance assisted at the scene.
Woman found dead outside residence in Faxon Township
Enterprise photo by Dave Pedersen
Engineer Duane Hansel, a representa-
tive of Bolton & Menk, Inc., presented
the preliminary report for improve-
ments to County Ditch 1A at the recent
Sibley County Board of Commissioners
At 2 a.m. on the morning of
Sunday, March 10, people
will be springing their clocks
forward, and losing an hour
of the day, for Daylight Sav-
ing Time. The good news:
sunsets will be an hour later.
People may have noticed
the annual tradition of Day-
light Saving Time has crept
forward a bit. People used to
spring forward on the first
Sunday in April and fall back
on the last Sunday in October.
But a couple years ago, Con-
gress changed the date and
added more Daylight Saving
Time to the calendar.
Daylight Saving Time is at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10
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Reetz, Sales; and Jean Olson,
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Townships to hold
annual meetings on
Tuesday, March 12
Our View: Rural residents are
encouraged to get involved
Guest Columns
Letters To The Editor
Townships across Minnesota are ready to hold their
respective annual meetings on Tuesday, March 12.
Although these meetings often fly under the radar in
the eyes of the general public, the yearly gatherings are
an important event for people who reside in these re-
spective townships.
People who attend these public meetings can become
informed and provide input on important issues like
budgets, roads, bridges and partnerships with cities for
ambulance and fire services. These individuals can also
run for elected office, which for a majority of the town-
ships, is now held during the general election in the
Overall, there are 1,784 organized townships in Min-
nesota, including 17 townships right here in Sibley
County. There are also nearly 9,000 elected township
officers across the state. About 17.5 percent of Min-
nesota’s population or 930,972 residents reside in town-
ships. In addition to the number of townships and their
overall population, there are approximately 62,421
miles of township roads with 6,000 bridges in Minneso-
ta. This comprises 44 percent of the 141,687 total road-
way miles.
Again, residents are encouraged to attend these annual
township meetings and become involved with the
process at the grassroots level.
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 8
Larry Gieseke, Mitchell Nelson,
Richard Jasken, Trey Lovaas, and
Dr. and Mrs. John Gustafson.
March 9
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Tackmann.
March 10
Father Keith Salisbury.
March 11
Ella Luepke, Lisa Aguilera, Lori
Jackels, Mark Standinger, Paul
Pichelmann, Tylon Reetz and Will
March 12
George Kley, Kayla Trocke, Peter
Archer, Rick Quast, and Mr. and
Mrs. Nathan Huso.
March 13
Jake Schmidt, Sue Schultz, and Mr.
and Mrs. Tim Bratsch.
March 14
Arlys Sickmann, Chuck Pautsch,
Jeff Matz and Mark Otto.
The foreman of the jury reported
angrily to the judge that no agree-
ment on a verdict was in prospect.
“The jury will have to continue its
deliberation,” said the magistrate. “If
you haven’t come to a decision by
seven o’clock, I’ll have twelve din-
ners sent in for you.”
“If your Honor doesn’t mind,”
said the foreman. “I suggest that
the order be changed to eleven
dinners and one bale of hay.”
A young man decided to join the
police force. During the exam, he
asked, “What would you do if you
had to arrest your own mother?”
Without pausing, he replied,
“Call for backup.”
A first grader couldn’t stop talking
about the recent fire at his school. “I
knew it was going to happen.” he
said. “We’ve been practicing for it
all year.”
An expert is a man who will
know tomorrow why the things he
predicted yesterday didn’t happen
A couple of dog owners are argu-
ing about whose dog is smarter.
“My dog is so smart,” says the
first owner, “that every morning he
waits for the paper boy to come
around. He tips the kid and then
brings the newspaper to me, along
with my morning coffee.”
“I know,” says the second owner.
“How do you know?” the first
owner asks.
“My dog told me,” replies the
second owner.
Why aren’t there any father-in-
law jokes?
A Minnesota state trooper pulled
over a pickup on Highway 61.
The trooper asked, “Got any ID?”
The driver replied, “Bout
Little Tommy was telling his
mother about his day in school.
“Mom, ” he said, “today my
teacher asked me whether I had any
brothers or sisters and I told her I
was the only child.”
“And what did she say?” asked his
“Thank goodness,” replied the
A young boy comes home after
being issued a driver’s license. To
celebrate, his entire family gets in
the car for his inaugural drive. The
father immediately heads for the
back seat, directly behind the new
“I bet you’re back there to get a
change of scenery after all those
months of sitting in the front teach-
ing me how to drive,” the teens says.
“Nope,” the father replies. “I’m
gonna sit here and kick the back
of your seat while you drive just
like you’ve been doing to me for
16 years.”
Two men were on an elevator. One
man started sniffing and remarked,
“Someone’s deodorant must not be
“It must be yours,” said the
other man. “I don’t use any.”
When in charge, ponder; when
in trouble, delegate; when in
doubt, mumble!
By Al Franken,
U.S. Senator
Jim Ramstad,
Former State
In the wake of mass shootings in
places like Newtown, Conn., and
Aurora, Colo., many Americans
have begun to ask important ques-
tions about the way we identify and
treat mental illness.
The two of us have long tried to
address this challenge — not just as
a matter of public safety, but for the
benefit of those who suffer from
mental illness and for their families.
Jim, often working with Sen. Paul
Wellstone, spent much of his career
in Congress fighting to end discrimi-
nation against those suffering men-
tal illness and addiction — a fight
that culminated in the passage of the
Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health
Parity and Addiction Act of 2008,
which expands access to behavioral
health care.
Inspired by their example, Al has
worked to further the cause. When
he arrived in the Senate in 2009, he
began to push for full implementa-
tion of the Wellstone-Domenici Act,
eventually convincing the Obama
administration to include it in the
gun violence reduction strategy an-
nounced by the president last month.
Fully implementing mental-health
parity will be a huge step forward.
And we’re hopeful that the next
steps will be passing two additional
pieces of legislation Al has authored
to improve mental-health care in
schools and in our criminal-justice
First and foremost, it is absolutely
essential that we not stigmatize
Continued on page 5
Improving care for mental illness
By Kent Kaiser
Currently, Minnesota law allows
absentee voting supposedly only for
people who claim one of the follow-
ing reasons for needing an absentee
• Absence from their precinct on
Election Day
• Illness or disability
• Service as an election judge in
another precinct on Election Day
• Religious discipline or religious
holiday or observance
• Eligible emergency declared by
the governor or quarantine declared
by the federal or state government.
The law to require an excuse to
obtain an absentee ballot is unen-
forceable and, therefore, unen-
forced. No one actually checks to
see whether voters meet these eligi-
bility criteria—it would be virtually
impossible. Nevertheless, conscien-
tious citizens have not necessarily
recognized this fact, and, conse-
quently, the current law probably
has deterred some people from vot-
Recently, State Representative
Steve Simon (DFL-St. Louis Park)
introduced legislation (House File
193) that would remove the require-
ment to declare one of these excuses
to obtain an absentee ballot. This
legislation should be passed.
There are four pillars of a strong
election system: Access, accuracy,
privacy, and integrity. Rep. Simon’s
bill would strengthen that first pillar
whilst leaving the other pillars un-
harmed. Thus, Rep. Simon’s bill
would be an excellent reform of our
election system.
Continued on page 9
Support “no-excuse” absentee voting legislation
To The Editor,
Last week, we received great
news from the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Management & Budget:
Minnesota' s economy is on the
mend and bringing in more tax rev-
enue than anticipated.
The 2012-2013 biennium went
from a $5 billion dollar deficit to a
$2.8 billion dollar surplus. What
was once a $4.4 billion dollar deficit
for the 2014-2015 biennium has
now shrunk to just $627 million.
There is now a $782 million dollar
surplus projected for the 2016-2017
This is further evidence the im-
provements Republicans made in
2011-12 are producing results. We
erased a $5 billion shortfall, paid off
the entire 2011 K-12 funding shift,
replenished reserve accounts, and
got our economy headed in the right
direction. Unemployment is down,
more people are at work and our
bottom line is becoming more sta-
Democrats appear ready to move
forward with their proposal to raise
taxes by $3.7 billion in order to fix a
$627 million dollar budget gap. If
the Democrats were looking to the
budget forecast for an excuse to
raise taxes, they did not find it. We
can balance our budget without rais-
ing taxes, but to the DFL it seems
there is never enough state spend-
Glenn Gruenhagen
State Representative
District 18B
Good news for Minnesota’s economy
To the Editor,
I read with dismay the opinions
expressed by Phil Krinkie in the
February 21, 2013 issue. While I re-
spect his right to express his opinion
I cannot agree that equal taxation for
rich and poor leads to any sort of
balance. Using his figures, every-
one should pay a 10 percent income
tax no matter if their income is
$10,000 or $10,000,000. He neg-
lected to calculate net income after
taxes, however, so let’s compare
What is the actual buying power
of $9,000 compared to $9,000,000
after taxes? No matter that the price
is equal, nine million dollars buys a
whole lot more bread, gas, tv’s, cars,
houses, etc. with cash left over to
support political interest groups than
does $9,000. Anyone trying to sur-
vive on $9,000 a year is more likely
getting their bread at food shelves
and walking so price of gas is irrele-
vant unless they’re living in their car
after their house was lost to foreclo-
sure. Even at a tax rate of 99 per-
cent that millionaire would have
more money left over after taxes
than an income of $10,000 paying
10 percent in taxes.
But what really made me write
was when he started talking about
my mother. Yes, she is part of the
49 percent that no longer pay in-
come tax. Even though she paid in-
come tax, real estate tax, sales tax
and every other tax that might have
been required by the state of Min-
nesota all her working life and into
retirement until her investment in-
come was no longer sufficient to
warrant doing so. Even though she
ate tomato and bread sandwiches
while working to support the war ef-
fort and two children while her hus-
band was fighting in the pacific.
Even though she lost her eldest son
in Vietnam. Even though at 90
years old, a lifetime of savings have
been used up to provide for her care;
and her social security and small
pension will no longer cover her ex-
penses. He dares to berate her for
not paying taxes and complain that
she may be “consuming more gov-
ernment services” than those unfor-
tunate rich people that are being
asked by President Obama and Gov-
ernor Dayton to step up their sup-
port of their fellow Americans.
Sadder yet is that he is talking not
just of my mother, but my neighbors
too. A full 49 percent of Americans
are facing their own hardships, or
was Mr. Krinkie implying they are
just tax evaders with his statement.
(Remember that my mother helped
pay for your state senator stipends
before you answer, Mr. Krinkie.) As
when FDR raised taxes during the
Great Depression, we may be at a
similar time in our history.
Vernette Mehlhop
Equal taxation does not lead to any balance
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 7, 2013, page 5
Sibley County Partnering in Prevention would like to say
to the following establishments in Gaylord, Arlington
and Green Isle who passed alcohol compliance checks:
• Jerry’s Home Quality Foods • Neisen’s Bar of Gaylord • EJ’s Bar and Grill
• Arlington Haus • Arlington Dugout • Club New Yorker • Grey Fox Tavern
Not checked due to not being open and/or only having a temporary event liquor license:
• Gaylord JC Park • Gaylord Baseball Association • El Toro Bowl • Sibley County Fair
• Arlington Raceway • American Legion – Gaylord & Arlington • Arlington Baseball Association
Thanks for doing a great job checking IDs
and keeping the youth in Sibley East from
accessing alcohol!
Sibley County Partnering in Prevention is funded through a grant from the
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division.
By Lori Copler
McLeod County Chronicle
David Bustos, 45, of Silver
Lake, was sentenced to life in
prison Thursday afternoon
after being found guilty of
four felony murder charges in
relation to
the stabbing
death of his
gi r l f r i end,
D o mi n g a
Limon, dur-
ing an argu-
ment at her
G l e n c o e
home in
F e b r u a r y
Judge Michael Savre sen-
tenced Bustos on the most se-
rious charge, first-degree
murder while committing do-
mestic abuse with a past pat-
tern of domestic abuse.
Savre said a first-degree
murder charge has a manda-
tory sentence of life impris-
onment. A person convicted
of first-degree murder must
serve at least 30 years in
prison before being eligible
for parole.
The other convictions were
for second-degree murder
with intent, not premeditated;
second-degree murder with-
out intent, while committing
a felony; and third-degree
murder, perpetrating an emi-
nently dangerous act and
evincing a depraved mind.
Bustos was found guilty of
the four charges during a jury
trial in McLeod County Dis-
trict Court, which spanned
from Feb. 19 through Feb.
25, with the jury returning its
verdicts Feb. 25.
Savre invited members of
Limon’s families to address
the court at Thursday’s hear-
ing, but none did.
McLeod County Attorney
Mike Junge, who prosecuted
the case, asked the judge to
“impose the mandatory life
sentence,” the net effect of
which, Junge said, would be a
minimum of 30 years in
prison, with a credit of just
over a year for the time Bus-
tos spent in the McLeod
County Jail while awaiting
Frances Eggert, Bustos’
public defender, said he had
“no position” on the sentence.
Bustos also was allowed to
address the court, and did so
through a court-appointed at-
Bustos indicated that he
was being punished for more
than that of which he was
guilty, and that the court
should take into consideration
his work history and his re-
sponsibility for taking care of
his family.
“I’ve always worked and
given them (family) every-
thing,” said Bustos. “I may be
a drunk, but I’ve always been
responsible for my family.”
Bustos also alleged that
abuse allegations were un-
founded, and were made in
order that Limon could get
asylum in the United States.
That, Bustos contended,
was never investigated, and
that he had never abused his
“You’ve asked some ques-
tions I don’t have the answers
for,” Savre told Bustos. “We
don’t know what was going
through Ms. Limon’s mind.”
Savre also said he did not
have “any discretion in this
matter. Minnesota statute
mandates this sentence.”
Savre also advised Bustos
that any first-degree murder
conviction “is entitled to an
automatic appeal.”
Bustos was sent to the St.
Cloud State Prison.
Bustos sentenced to life in prison
mental illness, especially in
such a raw and emotional mo-
ment. The vast majority of
those suffering from mental
illness are no more violent
than the general population.
And the very small minority
who could become violent are
much less likely to do so if
their illness is identified early
and treated correctly.
The Mental Health in
Schools Act is all about early
detection and treatment of
mental illness among chil-
In Minnesota today, there
are 780 students for every
school counselor, although
some communities are figur-
ing out how to address the
problem — in the Mounds
View school district, that ratio
has been brought down to 250
to 1, with social workers and
psychologists in the mix.
Al’s bill would help train
the people who interact with
our kids every day — from
bus drivers to principals — to
recognize when a child is
struggling. And it would make
sure that schools have the re-
sources to get at-risk kids the
help they need.
This idea has enjoyed bipar-
tisan support in the past — in
fact, Democrat Ted Kennedy
and Republican Mike Enzi
used to cosponsor it together.
We’re hopeful that it will
enjoy bipartisan support
Al’s other bill addresses
problems in our criminal-jus-
tice system.
For decades, we’ve essen-
tially criminalized mental ill-
ness. People who should be
getting help are instead being
arrested and incarcerated.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich
Stanek says that 30 percent of
the people in Hennepin Coun-
ty jails should be in treatment
for mental-health issues in-
stead of being behind bars.
The Justice and Mental
Health Collaboration Act
would help law enforcement
and corrections officials deal
with the mental-health issues
they encounter daily — and
help people with mental ill-
ness get the treatment they
need before they get trapped
in our criminal-justice system.
The bill funds mental-
health courts that give people
a chance at treatment, with
special courts set up for veter-
ans — many of whom are re-
turning from war with trau-
matic brain injuries or post-
traumatic stress disorder.
It also provides for inten-
sive training for law enforce-
ment officers who can then
serve on crisis intervention
teams, identifying people who
are at risk. Finally, it helps
jails screen inmates for un-
treated mental illness when
they arrive — and helps them
set up transition plans for
when those inmates go back
into our communities.
Rep. Richard Nugent, a Re-
publican from Florida and a
former sheriff, is Al’s partner
on this bill. In the Senate, the
bill has 22 cosponsors —
eight of whom are Republi-
cans. It’s a truly bipartisan ef-
fort, and one that has been en-
dorsed by more than 200 or-
ganizations around the coun-
try, including groups repre-
senting veterans, mental-
health advocates, and law en-
forcement and criminal-jus-
tice professionals.
After Sandy Hook, “mental
health” has become a sort of
two-word talking point, as the
shortfalls in our system have
sadly been brought to the
forefront of national agenda
once again. Let’s use this mo-
ment to address our national
mental-health challenges with
approaches that we know can
improve the lives of so many.
Franken Continued from page 4
A fundraiser to benefit
Jared Allen’s Homes 4
Wounded Warriors will be
held at the Arlington Dugout
on Saturday, March 23.
A 48-team double elimina-
tion bean bag tournament will
start at noon. Teams can reg-
ister at 11 a.m.
The Eddie Mac Band will
perform immediately follow-
ing the bean bag tournament.
The Devon Worley Band
will provide musical enter-
tainment from 9 p.m. to 1
A raffle will be held for
great prizes. Free will dona-
tions will be appreciated at
the door.
The event will raise money
to help build handicap acces-
sible homes for United States
military veterans.
Allen is a defensive end for
the Minnesota Vikings. Allen
played college football for
Idaho State University, and
was drafted by the Kansas
City Chiefs in the fourth
round of the 2004 National
Football League Draft. A
five-time Pro Bowl selection
and four-time All-Pro, Allen
has tallied 117 sacks during
his career which began in
For more information, con-
tact Matt Scharping at phe-
Fundraiser will be held on March 23 for
Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Grandparents Day at St. Paul’s
Tyler residents Les and Jane Johnson
had an opportunity to eat lunch with
their grandson, William Kaesermann,
during Grandparents Day at St. Paul’s
Lutheran School in Arlington on Tues-
day, March 5.
By Dave Pedersen
Sibley County has recorded
the highest percentage rate of
success involving the jobs
and food programs offered by
the Minnesota Valley Action
Council (MVAC).
A report was given to the
board of commissioners, dur-
ing the meeting on Tuesday,
Feb. 26, by Carol Larson,
Sibley County Public Health
and Human Services Finan-
cial Assistance Supervisor,
and Elizabeth Blackstad from
the Minnesota Valley Action
Council that has an outreach
office in Gaylord.
MVAC is a not for profit
community action agency
that has served a nine county
area in south central Min-
nesota since 1965. The goal
is to develop opportunities
that empower people in low
wage work to secure afford-
able housing, viable trans-
portation, employment and
educational opportunities for
Sibley County refers
clients to MVAC who may be
unable to pay rent, are living
in an unsafe situation, need
help finding housing re-
sources or are facing home-
Larson talked about two
helpful programs in particu-
lar, the diversionary work
program and the Minnesota
family investment program.
In both programs, MVAC
helps clients gain and retain
“Both programs require
people to work,” said Larson.
“When our eligibility work-
ers determine that they meet
the qualifications for these
programs, we send a referral
to Minnesota Valley Action
Council. It is a fast track pro-
gram where they have to
work quickly with clients.”
MVAC will work with
clients to help them find a job
or meet other needs that may
be addressed.
Sibley County also works
with MVAC’s food support
program. It is a voluntary
program where people who
qualify and are not working
can apply for food support.
Larson said due to state
budget cuts it is recommend-
ed Sibley County work with
other counties. Sibley works
with Brown, Nicollet and
Waseca counties.
“We have been very suc-
cessful with this program,”
said Larson about having the
highest percentage rate of
success. “Give credit to the
eligibility workers, who try to
help clients find a job.”
Unemployed workers meet
both individually and as a
group at the MVAC office.
Staff works to find ways to
help the recipients be more
self sufficient. Besides the
two meetings, clients also
have a lot of phone conversa-
Blackstad continued the
conversation and said MVAC
gets referrals for most of the
clients in the food and work
“We call asking them to
come in right away in order
to go through the rules and
regulations, plus talk about
resources in the area,” added
Blackstad. “There are certain
requirements that we have to
meet through the assessment.
Then we put together an em-
ployment plan to help them
to overcome their barriers.”
Blackstad said MVAC is
fortunate that Sibley County
has given some older com-
puters they were no longer
using. They are used in the
local resource area so people
can come to do their job
searching. All services are
available without cost, in-
cluding use of the computer,
internet, telephone and fax
Help is provided in resume
writing, job applications and
career counseling.
“If after a certain time we
may refer people back to the
county to see if they may
help them with some serv-
ice,” said Blackstad. “We
have done really well with
partnering with the SNAP
food program, serving 38
percent of people eligible.”
Blackstad said MVAC also
partners with Sibley County
in a teen parent project,
which is also doing quite
The Minnesota Valley Ac-
tion Council offers 11 differ-
ent programs, including with
dislocated workers at the
state and federal levels. One
program works with at risk
youth. These two programs
are not filtered through Sib-
ley County, but are offered.
“We work closely with
work force councils,” said
Blackstad. “We do work-
shops with people who are
being dislocated.”
Residents take advantage
of jobs and food programs
Commissioners were invit-
ed to come to the office at
110 6th St. in Gaylord to see
the resource area that has
been put together to see what
is offered. For more informa-
tion, people can call 507-
After the presentation. a
resolution was passed by the
board to maintain the part-
nership with Family Home-
lessness Prevention and As-
sistance Program through the
Minnesota Valley Action
Council for 2013-2015.
Other Business
• A revised joint powers
agreement between Sibley
County and South Country
Health Alliance was ap-
• The contract agreement
between Sibley County and
Greater Minnesota Family
Services of Willmar for fami-
ly group decision making
services was renewed.
• Also renewed was the
contract between Sibley
County and National Associ-
ation of County and City
Health Officials (NACCHO)
for public health and human
services to provide support to
the Medical Reserve Corps.
• The board approved a
professional services agree-
ment between Sibley County
and Chosen Valley Testing
for soil borings for pedestrian
bridges on the Prairie Line
trail project at a grant funded
cost of $10,500.
• The county set a bid
opening date of 11 a. m.
Wednesday, April 3, in the
public works office for the
Clear Lake Park hay land
• Kristyn Vinkemeier was
hired as full time public
health and human services
SW/family facilitator.
• It was announced that full
time sheriff ’s road deputy
Marvin Doeden will retire
April 30. Also retiring is full-
time public works road main-
tenance worker Jason Quast.
• New staff introduced by
Vicki Stock, Public Health
and Human Services Direc-
tor, included Becky Eustis as
an office support specialist
and Lorie Rose, account
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 7, 2013, page 6
Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
wrestling team brought home
five individual medals from
the Minnesota State Class A
Individual Wrestling Tourna-
In addition to the state
championship achieved by
junior Nathan Rose at 195
pounds, the Wolverines cap-
tured second, third, fifth and
sixth place medals.
Junior Hunter Retzlaff
(138) placed second while
senior Aaron Bates (170)
placed third. Sophomore
Jason Meyer (126) placed
fifth while sophomore Austin
Brockhoff (132) placed sixth.
Hunter Retzlaff, in the 138-
pounds weight division, deci-
sioned junior Logan Peterson,
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City,
9-4 in the opening round.
In the quarter-final round,
Retzlaff decisioned freshman
Derek Herman, United South
Central, 5-3.
In the semi-final round,
Retzlaff decisioned senior
Bruce Lemon, Frazee, 1-0.
In the championship match,
Retzlaff was decisioned by
defending state champion and
senior Taner Trembley, Lake
Crystal-Wellcome Memorial,
“Hunter is one of the most
fun kids we have to watch
wrestle,” said Sibley East
head coach Chad Johnson.
“He is a pusher and a fighter.
His performance at state
showed that. He deserves
everything he gets. Unfortu-
nately he had to finish with a
loss, but Hunter had the
toughest individual bracket of
all of our guys. He came
home as a runner up. I am
happy with his tournament.”
Retzlaff concludes the sea-
son with a 40-8 record over-
He is the son of Nathan
Grant and Terry Grant.
Aaron Bates, in the 170-
pound weight division, deci-
sioned junior Cody Bly, Chat-
field, 6-3 in the opening
In the quarter-final round,
Bates pinned senior Tyler
Ziegler, Frazee, 0:49.
In the semi-final round,
Bates was decisioned by de-
fending state champion and
senior Darick Vancura, Jack-
son County Central, 5-3.
In the wrestlebacks, Bates
decisioned senior John West-
man, Badger-Greenbush-
Middle River, 9-4.
In the third place match,
Bates decisioned junior Mav-
erick Whitcomb, Atwater-
Cosmos-Grove City, 5-2.
“Aaron Batess is tough as
nails, simple as that,” said
Johnson. He wrestled awe-
some all weekend. It was
probably the best overall per-
formance we had at state. I
think he was the second best
wrestler in his bracket. But it
just didn't line up that way.
He gave the champ all he
could handle. We will miss
this kid. You don't replace
wrestlers like Aaron.”
Bates concludes the season
with a 45-3 record overall.
He is the son of Scott and
Patti Bates.
Jason Meyer, in the 126-
pound weight division, deci-
sioned senior Jake Malone,
United North Central, 2-1 in
the opening round.
In the quarter-final round,
Meyer was decisioned by
senior Tyler Tensen, Bel-
grade-Brooten-Elrosa, 13-6.
In the wrestlebacks, Meyer
decisioned junior Kyler Vota-
va, Barnesvile, 5-1.
In his next match, Meyer
decisioned junior Chris Ort-
man, Pierz, 5-4 in four over-
In his next match, Meyer
was decisioned by junior
Tyler Keller, Medford, 5-1.
In the fifth place match,
Meyer decisioned sophomore
Jared Willaby, Windom-
Mountain Lake, 4-3 in over-
“Jason stepped up at the
right time,” said Johnson.
His performance was as good
as we have seen all year.
Beating Jared Willaby for
third was huge. He had lost
to him three times in the past
three weeks. The win against
Chris Ortman was some of
the best wrestling by any
wrestler on our team all
Meyer concludes the sea-
son with a 36-15 record over-
He is the son of Jeff and
Deb Meyer.
Austin Brockhoff, in the
132-pound weight division,
won by a major decision over
junior Tyler Ehnert, New
York Mills, 11-2 in the open-
ing round.
In the quarter-final round,
Brockhoff was decisioned by
junior Harvey Friederichs,
Chatfield, 2-0.
In the wrestlebacks, Brock-
hoff decisioned junior Tyler
Berghuis, Atwater-Cosmos-
Grove City, 5-0.
In his next match, Brock-
hoff decisioned sophomore
Alex Engler, Minneota, 2-0 in
four overtimes.
In his next match, Brock-
hoff was decisioned by junior
Dylan Herman, United South
Central, 2-1.
In the fifth place match,
Brockhoff was decisioned by
senior Gus McCarthy, Border
West, 6-4 in overtime.
“I was real proud of
Austin’s effort all weekend,”
said Johnson. “He has really
become a clutch wrestler for
us. Austin beat returning state
place winners to be a placer
this year. I couldn't be happi-
er with where he has come
since his concussions the past
Brockhoff concludes the
season with a 27-5 record
He is the son of Dave and
Laurie Brockhoff.
Miah DuFrane, in the 220-
pound weight division, was
decisioned by junior Taylor
Carlson, United North Cen-
tral, 3-0 in the opening round.
In the wrestlebacks,
DuFrane was decisioned by
senior Ryan Tipcke, Good-
hue, 5-0.
DuFrane, with the loss, was
eliminated from the state
“Miah had a good effort,”
Johnson said. He just did not
get his rewards with it. His
good defense showed, but so
did his lack of offense. Miah
works hard and we have been
fortunate to have him as a big
man for the past couple of
state tournaments.”
DuFrane concludes the sea-
son with a 34-12 record over-
He is the son of Joe and
Beth DuFrane.
Mitch Wentzlaff, in the
145-pound weight division,
was decisioned by senior
Kyle Baker, Kerkhoven-Mur-
dock-Sunburg, 10-4.
Since Baker did not win his
next match, Wentzlaff was
eliminated from the state
“This was a first step for
Mitch to an improved tourna-
ment next year,” said John-
son. “I wish he could have
had two matches, but we will
build on the one he did get.”
Wentzlaff concludes the
season with a 30-16 record
He is the son of John and
Kelli Wentzlaff.
A Welcome Home Celebra-
tion for the Sibley East varsi-
ty wrestling team was held at
the Sibley East Senior High
School in Arlington on Mon-
day morning, March 4.
Sibley East wrestlers bring home 5 medals
Sibley East senior Aaron Bates, top, de-
cisioned Maverick Whitcomb, Atwater-
Cosmos-Grove City, 5-2 and placed
third at 170 pounds.
Sibley East junior Hunter Retzlaff, right,
was decisioned by Taner Trembley,
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, in the
championship match at 138 pounds.
Enterprise Photos
Kurt Menk
Sibley East sophomore Jason Meyer,
top, placed fifth in the 126-pound
weight division. Sibley East sophomore Austin Brock-
hoff, left, placed sixth in the 132-pound
weight division.
Sibley East junior Nathan Rose received his state
championship medal and displayed the 195-pound
bracket during the awards ceremony at the Xcel En-
ergy Center in St. Paul on Saturday night, March 2.
Rose finished the season with a 45-0 record and cur-
rently has a 90-match winning streak. He is the son of
Tony and Jenny Rose, Arlington.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 7, 2013, page 7
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Monday, March 25
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Tuesday, March 26
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By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
wrestling team compiled a 1-
2 record and placed fourth
during the Minnesota State
Class A Team Tournament at
the Xcel Energy Center in St.
Paul on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The Wolverines upset At-
water-Cosmos Grove City 30-
24 during the opening round
of the tournament.
“Our effort against A-C-
GC was as good as we have
had all year,” said Sibley East
head coach Chad Johnson. “I
was proud of our kids to fight
through the tough matches.
Win the close ones and keep
matches close in defeat. Jake
Wentzlaff’s match turned out
to be the winner for us.
Every kid understands that
each round you may be the
Sibley East then lost to
Frazeee 40-16 during the
semi-final round.
“The Frazee dual was just a
flat dual,” Johnson said. “We
shocked everybody by win-
ning the dual that nobody
thought we could win. Then
we just didn't come back for
the next one with the same in-
tensity. Our little guys fell
apart and it snowballed from
that point on.”
The Wolverines, in the
third place match, were edged
by Chatfield 35-33.
“Our Chatfield dual was
again great,” said Johnson.
“We just capitalize in many
spots. Mainly our individual
studs came up short in this
match. Mitch Wentzlaff and
Jason Meyer lost one-point
matches. Austin Brockhoff
gave up a pin and that never
happens. Hunter Retzlaff,
Aaron Bates and Nathan Rose
couldn't get a pin and got tech
falls and Miah DuFrane didn't
score a point to keep a match
a decision. Many small mis-
takes resulted in a two-point
loss. It was not because of
lack of effort. We just missed
a few opportunities. Mitch
Heibel had a huge win for us,
but we let that momentum
slip away. That is what hap-
pens when two really good
teams wrestle. Win some and
lose some.”
Johnson added, “But I’m
proud of our guys’ efforts
through the whole team tour-
nament. I love this group of
kids and we need a few guys
to work harder in the offsea-
son to get back and do it
again next year. Time will
tell if some do what is need-
Sibley East 30
A-C-GC 24
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) decisioned Ryan
Molinaro (A-C-GC) 6-4.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) was decisioned by
Robert Rasmussen (A-C-GC)
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) was decisioned
by Derek Dengerud (A-C-
GC) 6-4.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) decisioned Tyler
Berghuis (A-C-GC) 4-3.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) decisioned Jesse
Rogers (A-C-GC) 1-0.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) decisioned Logan
Peterson (A-C-GC) 1-0.
145-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) was pinned by
Larry Bornstad (A-C-GC)
152-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff
(SE) pinned Lee Whitcomb
(A-C-GC) 3:21.
160-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) was pinned by Matthew
Whitcomb (A-C-GC) 4:55.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) decisioned Maverick
Whitcomb (A-C-GC) 7-1.
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) was decisioned by
Jacob Peterson (A-C-GC) 7-
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) pinned Jordan Nelson
(A-C-GC) 5:38.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) decisioned Lucas Damm
(A-C-GC) 7-6.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was decisioned by Jor-
dan Fester (A-C-GC) 5-0.
Frazee 40
Sibley East 16
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) was decisioned by
Tanner Reetz (F) 13-9.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) was decisioned by
Byron Byer (F) 6-0.
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) was decisioned
by Grant Jepson (F) 4-1.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) was pinned by Austin
Skillings (F) 3:32.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) was decisioned by
Hunter Sorenson (A-C-GC)
138-pounds: Steven Roth
(SE) was pinned by Bruce
Lemon (F) 2:50.
145-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) decisioned Erik
Moltzan (F) 9-3.
152-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) was decisioned by
Evan Wendt (F) 3-1.
160-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff
(SE) won by a forfeit.
170-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) decisioned Tyler Ziegler
(F) 10-4.
182-pounds: Brandon Ash-
ton (SE) lost by a major deci-
sion to Kody VanDenEykel
(F) 13-4.
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) was decisioned by Brett
Gildersleeve (F) 4-3 in over-
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a technical fall
over Anthony Reurink (F)
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Garrett
Malstrom (F) 1:24.
Chatfield 35
Sibley East 33
106-pounds: Tanner Pasvo-
gel (SE) was decisioned by
Jared Goldsmith (C) 8-1.
113-pounds: Mitch Heibel
(SE) pinned Ty VanSickel (C)
120-pounds: Nathan
Thomes (SE) lost by a major
decision to Hank Friederichs
(C) 8-0.
126-pounds: Jason Meyer
(SE) was decisioned by A.J.
Riley (C) 2-1.
132-pounds: Austin Brock-
hoff (SE) was pinned by Har-
vey Friederichs (C) 1:58.
138-pounds: Hunter Ret-
zlaff (SE) won by a technical
fall over Tye Bentz (C) 17-0.
145-pounds: Steven Roth
(SE) was pinned by Chase
Bartels (C) 3:54.
152-pounds: Mitch Went-
zlaff (SE) was decisioned by
Ryan Meeker (C) 3-2.
160-pounds: Jake Wentzlaff
(SE) pinned Ethan Wright (C)
170-pounds: Austin Kube
(SE) won by a forfeit.
182-pounds: Aaron Bates
(SE) won by a technical fall
over Sam Fryer (C) 15-0.
195-pounds: Miah DuFrane
(SE) lost by a major decision
to Cody Bly (C) 10-0.
220-pounds: Nathan Rose
(SE) won by a technical fall
over Jacob Bleess (C) 20-3.
285-pounds: Clay Mogard
(SE) was pinned by Jayton
Nisbit (C) 1:21.
All Tournament
Sibley East wrestlers
Hunter Retzlaff, Aaron Bates
and Nathan Rose were named
to the Class A All Tournament
The team was selected by a
panel of coaches who attend-
ed the team tournament.
Fans can congratulate the
Sibley East varsity wrestling
team during a spaghetti sup-
per and bake sale at the Ar-
lington school site from 4
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday,
March 11.
Sibley East wrestlers place 4th at state tournament
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East senior and 120-pounder
Nathan Thomes, top, controlled
Frazee’s Grant Jepson, but was later
decisioned 4-1.
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team closed
out its regular season with a
75-54 win over visiting New
Ulm in non-conference play
on Thursday night, Feb. 28.
Senior Tyler Bates sparked
four players in double figures
with 19 points. Junior Brody
Rodning netted 17 points
while senior Sam Harrison hit
for 15 points. Senior Max
Grabow scored 10 points
while sophomore Zac Weber
and senior Nick Bruss
hooped five and four points
respectively. Senior Steve
Haefs had three points while
senior Andrew Grack added
two points.
The Wolverines hit 25 of
43 shots from two-point
range for 58 percent and six
of 15 attempts from beyond
the three-point arc for 40 per-
cent. Sibley East also sank
seven of 15 charity attempts
for 47 percent.
The home team also domi-
nated the glass by a 40-28
margin. Grabow and Tyler
Bates pulled down 12 and 11
rebounds respectively. Harri-
son snared seven caroms.
Rodning dished out six as-
sists while Harrison had four
assists. Senior Logan High-
land recorded three dishes.
Grabow also compiled
three steals while Rodning,
Weber and Tyler Bates added
two thefts each.
The Wolverines conclude
the regular season with a 7-7
mark in the Minnesota River
Conference and a 13-12
record overall.
The Sibley East varsity
boys basketball team will
face Howard Lake-Waverly-
Winsted in the opening round
of the Sub-Section 5AA
South Boys Basketball Tour-
That game will be played at
Howard Lake at 7 p. m.
Thursday, March 7.
The Wolverines are seeded
seventh while HL-W-W is
seeded second.
The semi-final round game
will be played at Dassel-
Cokato at 8 p.m. Saturday,
March 9.
The championship game
will be played at Dassel-
Cokato at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
March 12.
Sibley East boys trounce New Ulm 75-54
The Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources (DNR)
soon will seek citizen input
on creating limited opportuni-
ties for open-water hunting
for waterfowl as well as a
number of other topics at an-
nual public input meetings.
Aside from open-water
duck hunting, the DNR is
seeking input on the follow-
ing proposals:
• Allowing Canada goose
hunting in August to alleviate
depredation of agricultural
fields in west central Min-
• Opening the second por-
tion of the state’s 124-day
crow season later in the year.
• Opening prairie chicken
hunting season earlier in Oc-
tober than the current season.
• Allowing youth age 17
and younger to hunt during
all spring turkey seasons with
a limit of one.
• Youth would not be re-
quired to select a permit area.
Meetings, which will be
conducted from 7-9 p.m., are
Monday, March 11, Room
B-212 at Hibbing Community
College, 1515 East 25th St.,
Tuesday, March 12, North-
land Community and Techni-
cal College in Thief River
Wednesday, March 13,
Alexandria Community and
Technical College in Alexan-
A separate public input
process to address deer antler
point restrictions in south-
eastern Minnesota is avail-
able online at
w w w . m n d n r . g o v / -
People who cannot attend a
meeting are urged to com-
plete a questionnaire online at
Comments are also wel-
come via email at
Written comments may be
addressed to: Season Com-
ments, DNR Section of
Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road,
St. Paul, MN 55155-4007.
Open water duck hunting among topics at public input meetings
Sibley East graduate Jessi-
ca Eibs, a freshman on the
women’s track and field team
at South Dakota State Uni-
versity, recently broke the
school record for the 600
meter run at the Nebraska
Tune Up meet in Lincoln,
Eibs posted a time of
1:35.88 which broke the pre-
vious school record of
1:35.92, according to SDSU
head coach Rodney De-
Eibs has also run 2:17.58
for 800 meters this indoor
season and was a member of
the fourth place Distance
Medley Relay Team for the
Jackrabbits at the recent
Summit League Indoor
Championships. Eibs ran the
800 meter leg in that event.
She is the daughter of Dan
and Jan Eibs, Henderson.
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Mayer Lutheran . . . .10 4
Watertown-Mayer . . . .8 6
Belle Plaine . . . . . . . . .6 8
Sibley East . . . . . . . . .3 11
Tri-City United . . . . . .3 11
LeSueur-Henderson . .0 14
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Mayer Lutheran . . . .10 4
NYA Central . . . . . . . .8 6
Watertown-Mayer . . . .8 6
Belle Plaine . . . . . . . . .7 7
Sibley East . . . . . . . . .7 7
Tri-City United . . . . . .3 11
LeSueur-Henderson . .1 13
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Scott West . . . . . . . . . .4 1
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Tri-City United . . . . . .2 3
NYA Central . . . . . . . .1 4
LeSueur-Henderson . .0 5
Jessica Eibs
breaks school
record at SDSU
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Sibley County and the Na-
tional Weather Service will
host a skywarn spotter train-
ing in the Sibley County
Emergency Operation Center
in the courthouse lower level
at 6:30 p. m. Wednesday,
March 20.
The training is open to all
interested parties. There is
no charge for the training.
However, pre-registration is
required no later than Mon-
day, March 18. Individuals
wishing to attend the class
can pre-register by calling
Sibley County Emergency
Management at (507) 237-
4109. Please leave your
name and contact phone
This course will teach the
basic skills necessary to be-
come a weather spotter.
Storm spotters help their
communities by participating
in an organized effort to
watch for approaching storms
and warn of the formation of
tornadoes or other threatening
severe weather. Even with
the use of Doppler radar
equipment, there is a need for
spotters in the field. Radar
can only detect the parent cir-
culation that spawns torna-
does; information is needed
about whether tornadoes are
actually being produced and
their precise location.
For additional information
please contact the Sibley
County Emergency Manage-
Skywarn spotter training to be held
Submitted Photo
GICS Science Fair
The Green Isle Community School held its annual Sci-
ence Fair on Thursday, Feb. 28. These five students
scored high and will advance to the Regional Science
Fair in Mankato on Monday, March 11. Left to right:
Nathan DeVries, Ian Malinowski, AJ Thumberger, Sean
Alander and Sam Menne.
The Sibley County General
Livestock Quiz Bowl Team
has been hard at work this
The teams, usually of four
or five 4-Hers, answer ques-
tions pertaining to Beef,
Sheep, Swine, and Meat
Goats. Questions can vary
from nutrition and diet of
these animals to respiratory,
breeding and body tempera-
ture characteristics.
The 4-Hers have competed
in a few invitational events in
the last few months, with the
Senior Team and the Sibley
Junior Yearlings each placing
first place in the Rochester
The Senior Team is com-
prised of Hailee Rogich, Jes-
sica Wemeier, Zach Klaers
and Jacob Wemeier, all of
Arlington. The team is
coached by Keith Schmidt.
The Sibley Junior Yearlings
are comprised of Jordan
Mueller, Arlington, Amber
Schmidt and Derek Schmidt,
New Auburn, and Baleigh Pe-
terson, Winthrop.
On Saturday, March 2,
three teams entered into the
regional competition in
Foley. All three teams did
well. The Sibley Junior Year-
lings took second place over-
all and qualified for state
competition. The team con-
sisted of Ben Klaers, Arling-
ton, Branstyn Peterson,
Winthrop, and Amber
Schmidt and Derek Schmidt,
both of New Auburn, The
coach is Marilee Peterson.
The Sibley Calves Team,
which consists of first graders
through fourth graders, in-
cludes, Joey Mueller, Arling-
ton, Conner Johnson, Arling-
ton, Baleigh Peterson and
Brennir Peterson, both of
Winthrop, Jordan Mueller,
Arlington, and Rachel Dose
and Lilly Dose, Arlington.
Sibley County 4-Hers are hard at work
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $385
Monday: Turkey casserol e,
peas, tropical fruit, bread with
margarine, bar, low fat milk.
Tuesday: Chili, pear sauce, let-
tuce with dressing, crackers with
margarine, sherbet, low fat milk.
Wednesday: Baked chicken,
baked potato, squash, bread with
margarine, gelatin with fruit and
whipped topping, low fat milk.
Thursday: Meatballs with gravy,
mashed potatoes, beets, bread
with margarine, fruit crisp, low fat
Fri day: Crumb topped fish,
whole potatoes, Prince William
vegetables, bread with margarine,
pie, 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: Muffin, cheese stick,
juice, milk.
Tuesday: Waffle, juice, milk.
Wednesday: Cereal bar,
seeds, juice, milk.
Thursday: Bug bites, cheese
stick, juice, milk.
Friday: Pop tart, seeds, juice,
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: Mexican haystack,
rice, refried beans, lettuce, toma-
to, peppers, onions, corn, peach
slices. Alternate: Turkey wrap.
Tuesday: Chicken strips, tator
tots, fresh carrots, apple, whole
grain bread. Alternate: Cold sand-
Wednesday: Pizza, romaine
salad, carrot/celery stix, green
beans, fruit. Alternate: None.
Thursday: Hamburger wi th
whol e grai n bun, french fri es,
pickles, tomato, lettuce, orange
smiles. Alternate: Hot dog.
Friday: Shrimp poppers, oven
fries, broccoli, pineapple, fruit
slushie. Alternate: Cooks’ choice.
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: Mexican haystack,
tomatoes, lettuce, refried beans,
corn, appl esauce. Al ternate:
Sliced turkey wrap on whole grain
Tuesday: Chicken strips, tator
tots, fresh carrots, apple, whole
grain bread slice. Alternate: Cold
cut sandwich.
Wednesday: Mostaccioli, ro-
maine salad, green beans, fruit.
Alternate: Egg sandwich.
Thursday: Hamburger wi th
whole grain bun, french fries, let-
tuce, tomatoes, pickles, onion,
mi xed frui t. Al ternate: Baked
Friday: Shrimp poppers, maca-
roni and cheese, broccoli, black
bean salad, fruit slushie. Alter-
nate: Cooks’ choice.
The Friends of Rush River
group met at the Henderson
RoadHaus at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday night, Feb. 27,
according to Bev Brandt.
The meeting was called to
order by President Tom Ben-
der. The minutes were ap-
proved as well as the reports
from the secretary and treas-
The maintenance contracts
are still in the process of
being signed for the coming
season with the exception of
K & K Lawn Care which has
signed and been contracted
for the season.
A committee has been se-
lected to determine what trees
will be planted in the renovat-
ed park bank area and where
they will be purchased. Plant-
ing will take place early in
the spring to assure good
growth before another hot
summer is upon the group.
Spring clean up will be
held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April
27. There will be plenty of
chores that day. The trail to
the Bienfang property will
have to be cleaned and
opened up for use and may
be conducted before clean up
day if there is enough volun-
teers. The group will again
apply to Thrivent For Luther-
ans to assist with the lunch
provided to the volunteers
that day.
The Friends of Rush River
will meet at the Henderson
RoadHaus at 7:30 p. m.
Wednesday, March 27.
Friends of Rush River meet in Henderson
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington Area Cham-
ber of Commerce will meet in
the conference room at the
Sibley Medical Center at
noon Monday, March 11.
Chamber President Steve
Gillaspie will explain the
group’s goals, programs and
budget for 2013.
A representative from the
Marketing Committee will
present an update on the lat-
est developments and proj-
Gillaspie will present an
update on the Chamber Busi-
ness Wall at the Arlington
Community Center.
Matt Carney will present
the latest plans for Town &
Country Days which is
scheduled for Friday, June
14, Saturday, June 15, and
Sunday, June 16.
Carney will share informa-
tion on the funding sources
and the possible expenses for
the event.
Lyle Rud will present an
update on the Breakfast On
The Farm event.
There will be brief updates
from representatives from the
Royal Ambassador Commit-
tee, Arli-Dazzle Committee
and Halloween Committee.
Chamber dues are now past
due, but businesses and indi-
viduals are still encouraged to
sign up for 2013.
There is still one position
open on the Executive Board.
Interested people can contact
any Chamber officer.
Chamber to meet on Monday, March 11
Place an ad for any of our papers:
Arlington Enterprise
Te Sibley Shopper • Te Galaxy
Te McLeod County Chronicle
Te Glencoe Advertiser • Silver Lake Leader
at any one of our three locations:
402 W. Alden St., Arlington
716 E. 10th St., Glencoe
104B Lake Ave., Silver Lake
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, March 7, 2013, page 9
Betty Tompson Estate in Freeborn County, MN (Oakland & London Township)
Oakland Township S 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 33
• Tract 1 -60 acres m/l of cropland • 6.8 acres CRP/flter strip
• Tract 2 - 5.2 acre building site
London Township NW 1/4 NW1/4 Section 4
• Tract 3 - 38.5 acres m/l of cropland
Information obtained from sources deemed reliable, accuracy of information not
guaranteed. 10% down on date of sale. 20% down for early entry. Seller reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
Written bids should be delivered no later than
Friday, March 8, 2013 to:
Peterson, Savelkoul, Kolker,
Haedt & Benda, LTD.
Attention: Dan Kolker
211 S Newton Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
All persons submitting competitive
bids, as determined by the Personal
Representatives, will be invited to a
live auction in Hayward, MN on
March 15, 2013.
For more information, or to request a bid packet,
call Attorney Dan Kolker (507) 373-6491
36833 200
Troy’s Repair
Used Appliance Sales & Service
Troy Jenneke
108 East Baker St.
Arlington, MN 55307
Phone: 507-964-2030
Metro: 952-594-1333
Fax: 507-964-2203
E-mail: troysrepairservice@gmail.com
A new season of hope has
arrived in Sibley County
thanks to the American Can-
cer Society Daffodil Days
which begin soon. Volunteers
throughout the area will dis-
tribute thousands of fresh
daffodils to homes, offices,
hospitals and places of wor-
ship from Monday, March 11
through Saturday, March 16.
This longstanding program
celebrates the American Can-
cer Society’s mission to fight
for everyone touched by can-
cer and to help create a world
with less cancer and more
birthdays. Best of all, there’s
still time for anyone to get in-
volved. Daffodils are still
available and each donation
makes a difference in the
fight against cancer.
“Sibley County is making a
difference against cancer, one
daffodil at a time,” said
Melissa Kuehl of the Ameri-
can Cancer Society. “Thanks
to the overwhelming support
we have received for Daffodil
Days, the American Cancer
Society is helping people fac-
ing cancer, saving lives, and
empowering all of us to fight
back against the disease. We
are sharing hope and making
meaningful strides against the
Flowers will be available at
the Arlington State Bank on
Friday morning, March 15
and the Drive-Thru on Friday
afternoon, March 15 and Sat-
urday, March 16.
Dollars raised through Daf-
fodil Days enable the Ameri-
can Cancer Society to save
lives by helping people stay
well by preventing cancer or
detecting it early, helping
people get well by being
there for them during and
after a cancer diagnosis, by
finding cures through invest-
ment in lifesaving research,
and by fighting back by
working with lawmakers to
pass laws to defeat cancer
and by rallying communities
worldwide to join the fight.
For cancer information, day-
to-day help or emotional sup-
port, call 1-800-227-2345 or
visit www.cancer.org.
Daffodil Days are March 15 and 16
Melting winter snowfall
won’t do much to alleviate
the extremely dry soil condi-
tions across Minnesota, even
if some areas experience
spring flooding, said Greg
Spoden, the state climatolo-
Roughly 70 percent of
Minnesota is in extreme
drought or severe drought.
“All of the snow that has fall-
en over the winter by and
large remains on top of the
landscape, a landscape that is
largely frozen,” he said.
“Now the dust remains be-
neath the concrete.”
Despite winter precipita-
tion that’s a little above aver-
age for much of the state and
well above historic levels for
parts of west-central and
north-central Minnesota, soil
moisture remains near all-
time lows in much of the
Even flooding at this point
won’t alleviate a drought.
The National Weather
Service, which produces
flood outlooks, has called for
a high risk of flooding in the
southern reaches of the Red
River Valley, including the
communities of Fargo-Moor-
head and Wahpeton-Brecken-
ridge in the late winter and
early spring.
As the spring melt comes,
the sun’s energy will be used
to melt the snow first, rather
than thaw out the ground.
Water will flow over the land,
leaving it drought-stricken
once the waters subside.
“First the snow has to leave
before the soil unfreezes,”
Spoden said. “So we can’t
face a situation really where
the soil will thaw and allow a
significant infiltration of that
Abundant spring rain is
needed to recharge the soil.
The average March through
May rainfall in Minnesota
ranges from six to eight inch-
es. “If we get at least that,
we’ll be fine for the spring
planting season,” Spoden
said. “But to replenish those
desperately dry subsoils,
we’ll have to exceed that six-
to eight-inch amount.”
The latest outlook from the
Climate Prediction Center, a
branch of the National
Weather Service, calls for
above average precipitation
from March through May for
the eastern half of Minnesota
and for equal chances of
above or below normal pre-
cipitation for the western
Melting snowpack won’t help drought,
spring floods are predicted in 2013
Submitted Photo
State One-Act Play Festival
Clare Seeman, a junior at Minnetonka
High School, recently participated in
the Minnesota State High School
League One Act Play Festival. She per-
formed in Minnetonka's production of
Wit. Minnetonka received a starred rat-
ing for overall excellence. Prior to the
state competition, Minnetonka won the
sub-section tournament in St. Louis
Park and the section tournament in
Minnetonka. In Margaret Edson' s
Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Clare
played a college student of English pro-
fessor Dr. Vivian Bearing, who is dying
of ovarian cancer. This marks the third
straight year that Clare has participated
in the State One Act Play Festival and
received a starred rating. Clare is the
daughter of Dan and Cyndy Seeman,
Chanhassen. Her grandparents are
Don and Mary Seeman, Arlington, and
Bud and Shirley Locher, Green Isle.
(Photo) Clare Seeman, right, confers
with her English professor, portrayed
by Katherine Fried.
80 Years Ago
March 9, 1933
Louis Kill, Editor
The announcement of the Big
Stone Canning Co. appearing in
this issue of the Enterprise is
good news to farmers, business-
men and laborers of this com-
munity. It dispels all doubt as to
whether or not the factory will
continue to operate this year in
the face of the depression. After
considerable deliberation, the
Big Stone Company has decided
to keep its plants in operation
another season in the hope that
the tide will soon turn and bring
economic conditions to a more
even keel.
A wedding of interest to the
many local friends of the happy
couple, was quietly solemnized
at the parsonage of St. Mary’s
Church in this city Monday af-
ternoon at 2:30. The principals
were Miss Cecelia Thomes and
Mr. Archie Battcher, both of
whom are well known and re-
spected in this community.
Arlington banks as well as all
other financial institutions in the
United States are operating
under a bank holiday which was
declared by President Franklin
D. Roosevelt Sunday night. Al-
though the holiday will come to
end tonight, banks will be al-
lowed to do business only under
certain restrictions. At the pres-
ent time they will be permitted
only to accept deposits, make
change, and carry on other rou-
tine business which does not in-
clude the exchange of legal ten-
der. New deposits must be sepa-
rated from the old. There is a
possibility that Arlington banks
as well as other banks in Min-
nesota will be permitted to cash
checks for wages and issue cur-
rency for bare necessities before
the end of the week.
60 Years Ago
March 5, 1953
Louis Kill, Editor
Rural districts voted strongly
against the school reorganiza-
tion in the Arlington area in Sat-
urday’s election, defeating it by
a vote of more than two to one.
The unofficial vote in the rural
area was 209 “for” and 468
“against.” In Independent Dis-
trict 69, which includes the City
of Arlington, the proposal car-
ried by a vote of 324 to 83.
A business deal was closed
last week through which Lester
Scharping of Jessenland Town-
ship purchased the City Dray
from Ivan Nagel. Mr. Scharping
has already taken over the busi-
ness. However, he and his fami-
ly will continue to reside on the
farm until he has disposed of his
personal property there.
Erwin Thoele, Arlington hog
breeder, walked off with reserve
championship and a first place
at the Minnesota Chester White
Breeders Association show and
sale at New Ulm on Monday
morning. He consigned a junior
bred sow due to farrow Febru-
ary 27.
40 Years Ago
March 8, 1973
Val Kill, Editor
Over 100 people attended the
second annual Cub Scout Blue
and Gold Dinner held at the
Community Hall on Tuesday,
February 27th in honor of the
63rd anniversary of Boy Scout-
ing. Cub Scout Pack 140 mem-
bership is now 22 boys.
Members of the community
participated in Career Informa-
tion Panels at the A-GI High
School on February 13 and 28 in
conjunction with the study of
careers by the ninth grade class.
After a short presentation by
each panel member, the students
had the opportunity to question
the panel members about their
occupations. The following
community members were rep-
resented on the panels: Ray
Dietz, Larry Sorenson, Doris
Meyer, Warren Wilking, Arden
Kreft, Dennis Van Moorlehem,
Paul Bremer, Milt Geiszler, Dr.
Michael Noack, Mrs. Ann Han-
son, Dr. Robert Almquist, Dr.
Lyle Rud, Paul Feil and
Clarence Luepke.
20 Years Ago
March 11, 1993
Kurt Menk, Editor
If next week’s Minnesota De-
partment of Health inspection
goes well, residents may begin
moving into the Arlington Good
Samaritan Center’s new addi-
tion before week’s end. As soon
as the residents are moved, re-
modeling will begin in the ad-
joining west end of the Center.
The remodeling will be done in
two phases, due to resident
space requirements, but is ex-
pected to be completed by late
The Arlington and Green Isle
area has been hit hard by the flu
bug in recent weeks with both
adults and children being affect-
ed. “It’s the worst case of flu
that I can remember in recent
years,” said Dr. Michael Mc-
Carthy. “It started in February,
but it really hit this area hard in
early March.”
Notice of Annual Meeting
Jessenland Township
Notice is hereby given to resi-
dents of Jessenland Township,
County of Sibley, State of Min-
nesota, that the Annual Town
Meeting will be held on Tuesday,
March 12, 2013. In case of in-
clement weather, the meeting
may be postponed until the third
Tuesday in March.
The Annual Meeting will com-
mence at 7 PM to conduct all
necessary business prescribed
by law. The Annual Meeting will
be held at the Jessenland Town-
ship Hall.
Maynard Rucks Clerk
Jessenland Township
Publish: February 28 and
March 7, 2013
Notice of Annual Meeting
Arlington Township
Residents of Arlington Town-
ship, County of Sibley, State of
Minnesota are hereby notified
that the annual meeting will be
hel d on Tuesday, March 12,
2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington
Community Center. This meeting
is held to set the tax levy for 2014
and any such business pertaining
to the voters of the Township of
Arlington. In case of inclement
weather, the meeting will be post-
poned until March 19.
Sheila Henke
Arlington Township Clerk
Publish: February 28 and
March 7, 2013
Such is not the case with
some other election changes
being suggested in the Legis-
lature this year.
Many readers have proba-
bly heard talk of “early vot-
ing” proposals that would
allow people for any reason to
cast their votes in the weeks
prior to Election Day and
have their votes counted im-
mediately. But readers should
beware: Such schemes have
major flaws compared to our
current absentee voting sys-
• For one, early voting sys-
tems do not allow voters to
change their minds after cast-
ing their ballots like the cur-
rent absentee voting system
does. Many more voters
change their minds than most
people recognize — and not
just for dramatic reasons such
as a U.S. senate candidate
dying in a plane crash a few
days before an election, as
happened in Minnesota in
2002. Much new information
becomes available about can-
didates in the days just prior
to Election Day, and voters
should have the right to
change their votes based on
new information. An early
voting system would not
allow this: Voters in such sys-
tems are stripped of the right
to change their votes, once
their votes are cast, because
their ballots have already been
placed in the ballot box and
counted, with no way to track
them back to the voters.
Thus, an “early-voting” sys-
tem would actually weaken
the “access” pillar of a strong
election system.
• Another clear weakness of
early voting, if implemented
in Minnesota, would be the
after-the-fact discovery of
some voters’ ineligibility. We
already have this problem
with our loose Election Day
registration procedures (same-
day voter registration with no
ID requirement). Expanding
the looseness to the weeks of
voting prior to Election Day
would not be an improve-
ment. In our current absentee
voting system, it is possible to
verify voters’ eligibility be-
fore their ballots are counted
until Election Day with all the
other ballots. Thus, an “early-
voting” system would also
weaken the “integrity” pillar
of a strong election system.
Consequently, a superior
legislative reform would be
simply to change the law to
allow absentee voting without
an excuse.
Many Minnesota voters al-
ready vote by “in-person” ab-
sentee ballot at a local elec-
tion office, which is easier for
many people than by-mail ab-
sentee voting and provides
every bit of the ease of access
that “early voting” does but
also retains the integrity of
our current system.
We often hear that people
do not know about the “in-
person” absentee ballot option
or about the re-voting benefit
that the current absentee bal-
lot system provides to people
who change their minds be-
fore Election Day. This sim-
ply suggests that state offi-
cials should do a better job at
publicizing voters’ options—
not that we should change and
weaken the whole system.
One small tweak to our cur-
rent absentee ballot system
would increase the voters’
right to ballot access and pre-
serve their right to election in-
tegrity and thus represents a
significant reform to our elec-
tion system—that is Rep.
Simon’s bill, House File 193.
Readers should call their leg-
islators and the governor to
ask them to support Rep.
Simon’s bill.
Kent Kaiser, Ph.D., is a
professor of communication at
Northwestern College in Ro-
seville, Minn., and a senior
fellow at the Minneapolis-
based think tank Center of the
American Experiment. He
previously served as commu-
nications and voter outreach
director for the office of the
Minnesota Secretary of State
under Secretaries of State
Mary Kiffmeyer, a Republi-
can, and Mark Ritchie, a De-
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Church News
The monthly meeting of
the Ladies VFW Auxiliary
Post 6031 was called to order
by President Dorothy Brock-
hoff on Monday, Feb. 11, ac-
cording to Chaplain Marge
The flag pledge and roll
call were given with nine
members present. The reports
from the secretary and treas-
urer were read and approved.
Old Business: Valentine
cookies were boxed and
ready for delivery to the vari-
ous places.
New Business: It is the
Auxiliary’s turn to host the
blood drive on Monday,
March 11. A chairperson was
appointed and members have
volunteered to work at the
blood drive. Thanks to the
members for their help with
this worthy cause.
The Auxiliary received an
invitation for the Tour of Ta-
bles on Sunday, March 10.
After a brief discussion, how-
ever, it was decided that the
Auxiliary would not partake
this year.
Diana Glieden won the
door prize.
Being there was no further
business, the meeting was ad-
journed. The next meeting
will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 11.
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(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Rev. Brigit Stevens, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, March 10: 8:45 a.m.
Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Worship.
10:20 a.m. Sunday school
(Preschool to 6th). Trick or
treating for Food Shelf.
Tuesday, March 12: 7:00 p.m.
Church Council.
Wednesday, March 13: 5:30
p.m. Easter program practice
and supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten
worship. 7:45 p.m. Confirma-
tion with parents.
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
Parsonage 507-647-3739
Sunday, March 10: 9:30 a.m.
Worship. 10:45 a.m. Sunday
Monday, March 11: 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12: 6:30 p.m.
Executive Board. 7:30 p.m. All
Wednesday, March 13: 9:00
a.m. Prayer coffee. 6:00 p.m.
AWANA store open.
Thursday, March 14: 9:30
a.m. Women’s Bible study. 4:30
p.m. Exercise.
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Friday, March 8: Mill City
museum school trip (PreK - 8th
Sunday, March 10: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Fami-
ly Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Wor-
ship (St. Paul’s children and par-
ents sing). LES brunch.
Monday, March 11: 7:00 p.m.
Council meeting.
Tuesday, March 12: 3:45 p.m.
Public school confirmation
class. 6:00 p.m. Counting Com-
mittee. 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible
course at school.
Wednesday, March 13: 2:30
p.m. Bible study. 3:45 and 7:00
p.m. Lenten service. 5:00 p.m.
Lenten supper. 8:00 p.m. Choir
Thursday, March 14: 10:00
a.m. Bulletin information due.
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Serv-
ice on cable TV channel 8.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Friday, March 8: 7:00 p.m.
Home Bible study, Ducas,
Saturday, March 9 through
March 23: Pastor Tom Shanklin
in India.
Sunday, March 10: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service. 1:15 and
1:30 pm. Oak Terrace services.
Wednesday, March 13: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes and
Youth Focused.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, March 8: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre. and Mar). 4:30 to
8:30 p.m. Jump for Joy.
Saturday, March 9: 5:00 p.m.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, March 10: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Elementary religious education
(Mar). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic).
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Elementary
religious education, PreK/K/1st
grade (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass
(Mar). 11:30 a.m. Virtus training
(Mar). 1:00 p.m. Penance serv-
ice (Mic). 7:00 p.m. “Word on
Fire” Bible study (Mic).
Monday, March 11: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 9:00 a.m.
to 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adora-
tion (Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and
AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, March 12: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 9:30 a.m.
Mass (Good Samaritan).
Wednesday, March 13: 7:30
a. m. Mass (Mar). 9:00 a. m.
Word and Communion (Oak
Terrace). 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Ele-
mentary religious education,
second - fifth grade (Mic). 6:00
p.m. Mass/Stations of the Cross
(Bre). 7:00 p.m. Stations of the
Cross (Mar and Mic);
Thursday, March 14: 7:30
a. m. Mass (Mar). 8:30 a. m.
Mass (Bre and Mic). 9:00 a.m.
Scripture study (Srs. residence
in Gaylord). 7:00 p.m. Adminis-
trative Council meeting (Bre).
7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Rev. James Snyder,
Interim Pastor
Sunday, March 10: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:45 a.m. Fel-
lowship. 10:30 a.m. Worship.
Monday, March 11: 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. Quilting.
Tuesday, March 12: 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. Quilting.
Wednesday, March 13: 1:30
p.m. WELCA. 6:00 p.m. Com-
munity meal at St. Paul’s. 7:00
p.m. Service.
Thursday, March 14: 7:00
a.m. Men’s/Boys’ Lenten break-
fast at UCC.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Sunday, March 10: 9:00 a.m.
Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship
with Holy Communion.
Tuesday, March 12: 7:30 p.m.
LLL Zone Board meeting at St.
Wednesday, March 13: 6:00
p.m. Supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten
Thursday, March 14: 5:30
p.m. Deadline for bulletin infor-
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, March 10: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship serv-
ice. Choir practice after wor-
Wednesday, March 13: 6:00
p.m. Confirmation class. 7:30
p.m. Lenten service; youth fel-
Thursday, March 14: 7:00
p.m. Consistory meeting.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 pm.
Green Isle
Thursday, March 7: Private
Communions. Circuit pastors’
Friday, March 8: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, March 10: 7:45 a.m.
Worship with Communion. Pas-
tor Bob Hines. 9:00 a.m. Sunday
Wednesday, March 13: 3:45
p. m. Confirmation class at
Peace Lutheran, Arlington. 5:00
p.m. Lenten service. 6:00 p.m.
Potluck lunch. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday school for grades 1-
5. Lenten offering for Concordia
College. Thursday, March 14:
Private Communions.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, March 10: 8:15 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service with Holy Com-
Wednesday, March 13: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Jun-
ior Bell Choir. 6:00 p.m. Lenten
supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten wor-
ship service.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Friday and Saturday, March 8
and 9: Senior high youth gather-
ing in Mankato (Grades 9-12).
Sunday, March 10: 8:00 a.m.
Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship with
Holy Communion. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school and fellowship.
11:00 a.m. Chicken dinner.
Tuesday, March 12: 6:00 to
7:00 p.m. TOPS in church base-
Wednesday, March 13: 3:45
p.m. 9th grade confirmation.
6:00 p.m. Lenten supper. 6:50
p.m. 7th grade confirmation.
7:00 p.m. Lenten service. 8:00
p.m. Church Council; ZCW Ex-
ecutive Board meeting.
Thursday, March 14: 9:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service
on cable TV.
Green Isle Township
Thursday, March 7: Private
Communions. Circuit pastors’
Friday, March 8: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, March 10: 9:00 a.m.
Worship without Communion.
Pastor Bob Hines.
Wednesday, March 13: 3:45
p. m. Confirmation class at
Peace Lutheran, Arlington. 5:00
p.m. Lenten service at St. Paul’s.
6:00 p.m. Potluck lunch at St.
Paul’s. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday school for grades 1-
5 at St. Paul’s. Lenten offering
for Concordia College.
Thursday, March 14: Private
Christian & Missionary
Ben Lane, Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Thursday, March 7: 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible study of Luke at
Oak Terrace nursing home com-
munity room. 7:00 p.m. Wom-
en’s Bible study of Ephesians.
Friday, March 8: 7:00 p.m.
Crazy Love study at the Lane’s.
Sunday, March 10: 10:00 a.m.
Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship serv-
ice with Sunday school.
Wednesday, March 13: 7:00
to 8:30 p. m. REACH youth
group at Shogren’s.
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
Wayne Swanson, Pastor
Saturday, March 9: 8:00 a.m.
A-Men men’s group.
Sunday, March 10: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:10 a.m.
Sunday school. 6:30 p.m. Mar-
riage series.
Tuesday, March 12: All day:
Sibley East music contest at
church. 6:30 p.m. Education/-
Outreach meeting.
Wednesday, March 13: 7:00
p.m. Confirmation; choir
Thursday, March 14: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship on cable TV. 7:00 p.m.
Bible study at Jean Olson’s.
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Reg is tered Sim men tal bulls for sale.
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The City of Arlington is accepting applications for the fol-
lowing seasonal positions:
Mowing/Weed Trimming Positions. The season will
start tentatively May 1
and run approximately 24 weeks,
subject to growing season (dryness, wetness, early/late
frost). The hours for lawn mowing/trimming are Monday-
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Areas mowed/trimmed include the
parks, cemetery, and around City buildings. No weekend
or evening mowing/trimming will be permitted. Approxi-
mately 32 hours per week will be spent mowing/trimming
and maintaining equipment (oil changes, clean out decks,
etc.). Seasonal Part-Time Wage is
8.75 per hour. Appli-
cants must be 18 years or older to apply and have a valid
driver’s license.
The City is preferably looking for individuals to
mow/trim for the entire season. Applications will be ac-
cepted for backup mowers to help with the first half
(April-May) and second half (August-October) of the sea-
Contact the City Office for an application, 507-964-
DEADLINE: All applications must be returned by
4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013.
The City of Arlington is accepting applications for the
following position:
(1) DIRECTOR ($2,715 flat rate)
(1) ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH ($8.75 per hour)
(1) ASSISTANT SOFTBALL COACH ($8.75 per hour)
Applicants must be 16 years or older to apply and have
a valid driver’s license. The program is approximately 6
weeks long (starts early June – mid July) and is for chil-
dren in grades K-9
. The City Council will review all
applications and make their final decision in April.
Contact the Arlington City Office at or call 507-964-
2378 for an application.
DEADLINE: All applications must be returned by 4:00
p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013.
Healthcare Center of Gaylord
has openings in the following positions:
• 64 hours a pay period combination evening and
over night shifts.
• Benefit eligible position.

2.00 eve. and
3.00 over night shift differential.
• 69.5 hours a pay period combination position as
evening cook and dietary aide.
• Hours include some days and some evenings.
Please contact us for more information.
Cook experience preferred.
• 39 hours a pay period, evening float.
Combination hours of 5-9:30 p.m. and 4-10 p.m.
• 28 hours a pay period, day float.
Hours are 6-10 a.m.
Applications are available at:
640 Third St., Gaylord, MN
Or online at www.oakterraceliving.com
For further information, contact
Human Resources at 507-237-8703.
Sibley East Schools – Gaylord Campus –
Special Education Para-Professionals Needed
Sibley East School, Gaylord Campus, is look-
ing for Special Education Para-Professionals.
Applications are available on-line at
www.sibley-east.org or at either school office
and will be accepted until position is filled.
Completed applications should be submitted
to mmartens@sibley-east.k12.mn.us or
Mari Lu Martens
Elementary Principal
Sibley East Schools
PO Box 1000
Arlington, MN 55307
Job Opportunities...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington
is seeking the following positions:
• LPN/RN Charge Nurse – every other
weekend, with Resource hours during
the week
• Certified Nursing Assistant, evenings
with every other weekend/holiday
• LPN/RN - evenings, with every other weekend/holiday
• Resource/On Call Dietary – willing to train all shifts, positions
• Resource/On Call Universal Worker – Assisted Living
Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
Click on Job Opportunities in left column, then Job Openings in right column.
For more information,
call Tiffany Brockhoff,
Human Resource Director at
507-964-2251 or email:
AA/EOE, EOW/H.M/F/Vet/Handicap Drug-Free Workplace
Caring can be a job, a career, ... Or a way of life.
We Will Challenge You to Do the Best Work of Your Life
Come do work that has meaning.
Sibley Medical Center, Your Partner in Care for Life.
Pharmacy Tech - Arlington
• 48 hrs/bi-weekly, Benefits eligible, 8am – 1:30pm, Monday through Friday
• Hospital pharmacy setting experience preferred.
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - Arlington
• 48 hrs/bi-weekly, Benefits eligible, Covers days, evenings and weekends
• Must be available to be on call within 30 minutes from the facility
Accounting/Office Support – Arlington
• 80 hrs/bi-weekly, Benefits eligible
• Performs accounting duties, data mining, report generation and general office duties
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
• Must have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance
Medical Assistant – Resource – Arlington, Gaylord, Henderson, Winthrop
• May perform Lab and potentially X-ray procedures, depending upon qualifications.
• Must have availability to work Saturday mornings
• Must be available to work at any of our clinic locations
Charge RN Hospital - Arlington
• Covers day, evening, night and weekend shifts
• Must have leadership experience working in the ER
Ultrasound Tech / Sonographer - Resource - Arlington
• Must be RDMS certified.
• RT or mammography certification(s) is a plus.
Home Health Aide - Resource - Arlington
• Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health aide desired
• CPR certificate required
• Valid MN Driver’s License
Send résumés to:
Sibley Medical Center
Attn: Human Resources
601 West Chandler St.
Arlington, MN 55307
Your Partner in Care for Life
Equal Opportunity Employer
Christensen Farms is hiring
Animal Care Workers for our farms
in the Renville and Olivia area.
We offer:
$13.00/hr starting pay
Benefits Package including Health and more!
Opportunity for Monthly Production Bonuses
Opportunity to Advance, Team Approach
Full Time Schedule – Day Time Hours
Daily care of animals in a modern facility which may
include feeding, vaccinations, breeding,
sanitation and care of new born pigs.
Please apply online at
Under Herdsperson-Renville/Olivia listing
If you have any questions, call 800-889-8531.
Now Hiring
Illnesses don’t make
appointments, now you
don’t have to either.
Your Partner in Care for Life
Monday − Friday, 6:00 am − 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 pm − 8:00 pm
If you have any questions, call 507-964-8415
Arlington Enterprise, www.arlingtonmnnews.com, Thursday, March 7, 2013, page 13
CONTACT MARY HENNIES, 507-964-5888, OR TINA MESSNER, 507-237-4160;
A & N Radiator Repair
After Burner Auto Body
Arlington Animal Clinic
Arlington Dugout
Arlington Enterprise
Arlington Market
Arlington NAPA
Arlington State Bank
Arneson Law Office
Brau Motors
CMC Construction
Cenex C Store
Chef Craig’s Caterers
CornerStone State Bank
Good Samaritan Society
Arlington Campus
Gustafson Family Dentistry
Haggenmiller Lumber
Hutchinson Co-op (Arlington)
Jerry’s Home Quality Foods
Kick’s Bakery
Kolden Funeral Home
Kreft Cabinets, Inc.
Krentz Construction, LLC
Lensing Insurance
Liberty Station
Local Lawn Enforcement
Mesenbring Construction
Morreim Pharmacy
Dr. H.M. Noack
OEM Services
Pinske Real Estate &
Quick Shop/Subway
R & R Auto Repair
Reetz Floral
Seneca Foods
Sibley Medical Center
TSE, a division of Ametek
Thomes Bros.
Tranquility Hair Salon &
Construction, LLC
UFC/United Xpress
Vos Construction, Inc.
Y-Not Plumbing & Heating
I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate
and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and
do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources
wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Girl Scout Week 2013
March 10 – March 16
• Centennial Day of Service,
environmental & clean-up
• Cookie & Fall Product Sales
• Girl Scout Week - Mar. 10-16
• Girl Scout Thinking Day
• Parent Event
• Court of Awards
• Day Camp
• Service Projects
• Regular Troop Meetings
& activities
Who We Are
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the largest or-
ganization for girls in the world. Our mission is to
build girls of courage, confidence, and character,
who make the world a better place. Through activ-
ities, science and technology, business and eco-
nomic literacy, and outdoor and environmental
awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with op-
portunities for fun and friendship while fostering
the development of leadership skills and self-es-
Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah,
Georgia, on March 12, 1912—100 years ago—Girl
Scouts of the USA was chartered by the United
States Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there
are 3.2 million Girl Scouts: 2.3 million girl mem-
bers and 890,000 adult members working primari-
ly as volunteers.
What We Do
In Girl Scouts, girls develop their leadership
potential through activities that enable them to
discover their values, skills, and the world
around them; connect with others in a
multicultural environment; and take
action to make a difference in the
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Daisies & Brownies:
Ann Fries
Daisies & Brownies:
Tami Parrott
Juniors: Elizabeth Reishus
Cadettes: Denise Tourtellott
Seniors: Tina Messner
Ambassadors: Lisa Uecker
Daisies: Stephanie Halverson,
Mary Halverson
Brownies: Jennifer Torgersen
Juniors: Jen Strack
Seniors: Mary Hennies
Service Unit Managers - Mary
Hennies (Arlington), Tina
Messner (Gaylord)
Treasurer - Brenda Sorenson
(Arlington), Sue Keithan
Cookies - Gerri Fitzloff
Council Delegates - Anne Karl,
Elizabeth Reishus
Centennial Day of Service Co-
ordinator - Dee Czech
Sibley East
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