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Arlington
ENTERPRISE
Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 39 • Thursday, April 3, 2014 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Service Project
Members of the Sibley East National
Honor Society, for their annual service
project, recently made 61 tie blankets
which will be distributed to children at
Children’s Hospital in St. Paul. Senior
Britany Reierson tied a blanket during
the lunch hour on Friday, March 28.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Engine #1 Put Into Service
Engine #1, a 1,750-gallon a minute pumper truck, re-
cently arrived for the Arlington Fire Department, ac-
cording to Arlington Fire Chief John Zaske. The new
pumper truck, which cost approximately $420,000, re-
places the 1984 pumper truck. The 1998 pumper truck
will now serve as Engine #2. The new pumper truck
was purchased by the City of Arlington, Arlington
Township, Dryden Township, Green Isle Township,
Jessenland Township, Kelso Township and New
Auburn Township. The Arlington Fire Department also
contributed money toward the purchase. This money
came from various fundraisers over the last several
years. Engine #1 was put ino service on Wednesday,
March 26.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Some people may have
been surprised when Arling-
ton Mayor Jim Kreft recently
exercised his right under the
City Charter and vetoed a 3-2
vote by the Arlington City
Council to adopt a resolution
for the City of Arlington to
rejoin the Renville-Sibley
County Fiber Cooperative
Joint Powers Board by ap-
proving the amended joint
powers agreement as present-
ed with the expectation that
the city will participate in the
general obligation tax abate-
ment process.
Other people may have
been shocked to learn that
Mayor Jim Kreft even had
this veto power.
Under the 66-year-old City
Charter, a Mayor in the City
of Arlington has the authority
to return the resolution to the
city administrator with objec-
tions within three days. A
four-fifths vote of the City
Council is needed to overturn
the veto.
“Arlington is a Charter City
with a ‘weak’ Mayor plan,”
said Arlington City Attorney
Ross Arneson. “This means
that the Mayor chairs meet-
ings and provides leadership,
but he or she does not have
the right to vote on questions
before the City Council ex-
cept in the rare case of a tie
vote.”
However, Arneson added
that the Mayor has veto
power under Chapter 6, Sec-
tion 4 of the City Charter.
Mayor
Veto Power
Chapter 6, Section 4 of the
Arlington City Charter reads:
Approval By Mayor. Every
ordinance or resolution of the
Council, except emergency
ordinances, shall before it
takes effect be presented to
the Mayor for approval. If the
Mayor approves it, the Mayor
shall sign the same, but if the
Mayor disapproves it, the
Mayor shall return it to the
City Administrator with ob-
jections thereto to be present-
ed to the Council at its next
regular meeting or at a spe-
cial meeting called for that
purpose. Upon the return of
any ordinance or resolution
by the Mayor, the question
shall again be put upon its
passage and, if upon recon-
sideration the same shall pass
by a four-fifths vote of all the
Council Members, it shall go
into effect as if approved by
the Mayor. If an ordinance or
resolution is not returned by
the Mayor within three busi-
ness days after being present-
ed to the Mayor, it will be
considered approved.
Other Vetoes
The recent veto by Mayor
Jim Kreft was not the first in
the City of Arlington under
the City Charter.
In June of 2005, then
Mayor Dave Czech vetoed a
5-0 vote by the City Council
to adopt a resolution and ter-
minate the police service con-
tract with the City of Green
Isle effective Dec. 31, 2005.
Mayor Czech did not nec-
essarily disagree with the ac-
tion, but he had concerns over
the quick vote. Mayor Czech
believed the issue should
have been discussed at one
meeting and acted upon at the
next meeting.
Since it was a unanimous
vote and because the contract
had to be addressed at the end
of the year anyway, Mayor
Czech did not follow through
with the written objections
within three days and the res-
olution was adopted.
During May of 1972, then
Mayor Arden Kreft vetoed a
3-2 vote by the City Council
to adopt a resolution and pur-
chase land for a future city
parking lot.
Mayor Arden Kreft, in his
written objections, opposed
the cost of the land and be-
lieved the voters should de-
cide the matter.
At the next meeting, the
City Council voted on the
same resolution and the result
was again a 3-2 vote. A 4-1
vote was needed to override
the veto.
In January of 1973, Mayor
Arden Kreft again vetoed a 3-
2 vote by the City Council to
adopt a resolution and pur-
chase land for a future city
parking lot.
Mayor Arden Kreft again
issued the same written ob-
jections.
Mayor Jim Kreft veto not 1st in Arlington history
By Dave Pedersen
Correspondent
When Vicki Stock, Sibley
County Public Health and
Human Services Director,
studied client use in 2012 for
South Country Health Al-
liance (SCHA), she discov-
ered, “It appears the elderly
people are not going to the
doctor but they are going to
the dentist.”
Stock presented the report
on member use statistics at
the board of commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, March
25. The report is a focused
presentation of how SCHA
members used key health
services in 2012. The data
showed a snapshot of health-
care for members in each of
the 12 counties based on
2012 claims paid for key
health services.
SCHA is a managed care
county based purchasing pro-
gram that incorporates both
medical and social services,
enabling the members to re-
ceive services in a compre-
hensive and cohesive manner.
It is owned by the follow-
ing counties: Brown, Dodge,
Goodhue, Kanabec, Morri-
son, Sibley, Steele, Todd,
Wabasha, Wadena and Wase-
ca. The income-based pro-
gram is for people eligible for
Minnesota Health Care Pro-
grams in one of the counties.
Understanding
Health Status
The data is presented by
age group rather than by pro-
gram. The report is designed
to help counties in under-
standing their own health sta-
tus and utilization patterns of
SCHA members as a whole.
The areas of focus include
how members use hospitals,
emergency departments, pri-
mary care health services and
dental services.
What stood out to Stock
was that clients in the age 65-
plus category are not doing as
well at preventive medicine
as compared to other lower
age categories.
In the area of visiting pri-
mary health care providers,
the goal is to have a high per-
cent number, but the 65-plus
group in Sibley County has a
low number. In 2012, Sibley
County was at 54 percent for
age 0-18, which is right on
target for the average in the
SCHA group.
“We want to be high in this
area because that means we
are getting our young chil-
dren in to see the doctor,”
said Stock. “In the long run it
saves money.”
In the 19-40 age category,
Sibley County is a little under
the average of 58 percent at
56 percent, but, “We are in
the ball park.” At 59 percent,
the county also is close to the
average of 60 percent in the
age 41-64 group.
However, the county is
quite low at 42 percent in the
age 65-plus group compared
to the average of 60 percent.
There are only three other
counties lower. Stock added,
“We need to do a better job
and get seniors in to the doc-
tor for regular checkups.”
Checkups Impact
Emergency Care
The reason for the need to
stay aware of possible health
issues for anybody, especially
the elderly, is to keep them
out of the emergency room
and the hospital long term.
In the focus area of use of
emergency departments, Sib-
ley County does well except
for the 65-plus group. The
county is at 19 percent, or the
second lowest in the 0-18 age
group for using emergency
Sibley County
Continued on page 5
Report tracks the Sibley County client use
of South Country Health Alliance services
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, April 3, 2014, page 2
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Thursday, April 3: Arlington Ambulance Service,
7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
Friday, April 4: Arlington Veteran’s Steak Fry,
veterans building at fair grounds, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 7: Arlington City Council, council
chambers, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8: American Legion Post #250,
veterans building at fairgrounds, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9: The Minnesota River Area
Agency on Aging trained health insurance coun-
selors are available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the
Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. To schedule
help at a different time or location, contact the Sen-
ior Linkage Line at 800-333-2433.
Thursday, April 10: Golden Age Club, senior cit-
izens building at Four Seasons Park, noon lunch-
eon followed by meeting and entertainment.
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News Briefs
Elevator fire at Blakely
The Green Isle Fire Department provided water dur-
ing a fire at the elevator in Blakely north of Henderson
around 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, according to Green Isle
Fire Chief Scott Vos. There were no reported injuries.
Scott County Emergency Manager Chris Weldon said
the fire started in a peanut dryer, according to an article
in The Free Press.
The fire did spread to an addition to the elevator
building itself, but went no further, Weldon said. The el-
evator currently houses peanuts in bags which produce
less flammable dust than loose peanuts.
The Green Isle Fire Department was on the scene for
approximately two hours and 45 minutes, according to
Vos.
Accident south of Arlington
Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at
the intersection of Highway 19 and County Road 9
about four miles south of Arlington at 5:55 p.m. Sun-
day, March 30, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 2008 Honda Civic driven by Janis E. Hopwood, 69,
Baudette, and a 2012 Ford Focus driven by Cindy S.
Baier, 44, Hutchinson, collided at the intersection, ac-
cording to the report. The Hopwood vehicle was travel-
ing eastbound on Highway 19 and the Baier vehicle was
traveling southbound on County Road 9 when the colli-
sion occurred.
Baier and Hopwood suffered non-life threatening in-
juries, according to the report. Baudette resident Robert
Hopwood, 82, who was a passenger in the Honda Civic,
suffered non-life threatening injuries. Hutchinson resi-
dent Brian Johnson, 18, who was a passenger in the
Ford Focus, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The Arlington Ambulance, Arlington Fire Depart-
ment, Arlington Police Department and Sibley County
Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene.
Ice Cream Social is April 13
The Sibley East Music Department will present its
Jazz Band and Show Choir Ice Cream Social in the
large gym at the Arlington school site at 7 p.m. Sunday,
April 13.
The show choir will perform pop songs that it has
worked on during the year. Some solo performances
will also be featured.
The jazz band will perform what they have worked
on during the year also. The jazz band repertoire will
be a blend of classic jazz standards, modern jazz pieces,
and some arrangements of popular songs.
The event is free and open to the public. Ice cream,
coffee and juice will be available for purchase.
Week of the Young Child set
The Minnesota Valley Action Council’s Head Start
Program will hold an open house for Arlington, Gay-
lord, Green Isle, New Auburn and surrounding areas
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The open
house will be held at 318 Fourth Street in Gaylord.
The Minnesota Valley Action Council will celebrate
the Week of the Young Child as well as 49 years of
service in the community.
Murphy receives extension
Former Belle Plaine City Administrator and current
Green Isle resident Luayn Murphy was recently granted
a three-year extension to her contract as city administra-
tor for the City of Mayer, according to the Waconia Pa-
triot.
However, the City Council’s decision on March 17 to
extend Murphy’s employment was not as easy as Mur-
phy and her supporters had hoped. Her current contract
runs through May 9.
A week earlier, a vote to extend Murphy’s contract
failed by a 2-2 vote after a councilor said there were
residents who had complaints about how Murphy did
her job.
But after the council’s personnel committee met and
recommended approval, the full council voted 4-1 in
favor of a three-year extension for Murphy.
Birth Announcement
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Members and friends of the Arlington Area Chamber
of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the
grand re-opening at Two Old Goats on Wednesday
morning, March 26. Two Old Goats is a junk store that
conducts an occasional sale with a continuous turn-
ing inventory of fun stuff for your home or yard. The
business, owned by Kelly and Lori Solmonson, is lo-
cated at 317 West Main Street in Arlington. Front Row:
(left to right) Chamber member Marlys Schauer, em-
ployee BJ Hohenstein, employee Linda Sjrogen, own-
ers Lori Solmonson and Kelly Solmonson, employee
Cindy Schuette, Chamber member Chris Welsh and
Chamber Secretary Tiffany Brockoff. Back Row: (l to
r) Chamber member Matthew Burmeister, Chamber
Webmaster Terry Klages, Chamber member Dave
Hennies, Chamber member Kay Schumacher, Cham-
ber Treasurer Carol Mayer and Chamber Past Presi-
dent Steve Gillaspie.
Logan and Ashley St. John,
Arlington, announce the birth
of their son, Gavin Daniel St.
John, who was born at the
Ridgeview Medical Center in
Waconia at 10:11 p.m. Tues-
day, Jan. 7.
Gavin weighed seven
pounds, six ounces and meas-
ured 19.5 inches.
The grandparents are Dan
and Rhonda St. John, Arling-
ton, and Dave and Jane
Krohn, Arlington. 
Gavin St. John
By Dave Pedersen
Correspondent
A sudden change of pace
caught the attention of Vicki
Stock, Sibley County Public
Health and Human Services
(PHHS) Director, when doing
a 10-year case comparison
study.
The annual income mainte-
nance report was given by
Stock at the meeting of the
county commissioners on
Tuesday, March 25.
Stock wanted to show the
board how things have
changed or fluctuated over
the past 10 years. Most areas
remained rather steady with
similar case numbers while
there were some noticeable
changes at the end of 2013.
Most of the graphs showed
an upward trend. For exam-
ple, a 10-year comparison of
new case applications shows
a growth from 58 cases per
month on average in 2003 to
91 in 2013.
In some cases, the upward
trend was reversed at the end
of 2013. When just looking at
medical and open food sup-
port cases by month in 2013
there was a fairly big drop in
cases in November and De-
cember.
Stock said she was shocked
by the drop and did not have
an explanation to why the
program had a peak in May
of 464 cases and a low of 400
in November to go with 416
in December.
The drop does not fit the
trend over the past 10 years
of an increase in cases in
these two areas. In 2003, the
county opened an average of
122 food support cases per
month. The number had more
than tripled to 443 cases in
2013.
“This can be in part attrib-
uted to downturn in econo-
my,” said Stock. “In addition
there were rule changes in the
program to where we no
longer look at assets. The
food program is strictly an in-
come based program. It is
one of the easiest programs to
qualify for.”
Stock said the county was
told the population is under-
using the food support pro-
gram. The state thinks more
people are eligible, but not
using the program.
Open medical assistance
cases also had an upward
trend until the end of 2013.
On average cases are up by
200 per month from 741 in
2003 to 941 in 2013. Open
medical cases in March of
2013 reached a high of 963 in
March and a low of 885 in
November, plus 906 in De-
cember.
The diversionary work pro-
gram did not exist until 2008
when there were eight cases
opened per month compared
to 17 in 2013.
Stock said in most cases
the county helped people get
back to work and off of assis-
tance. This can be seen in the
statistics for the Minnesota
Family Investment Program
(MFIP). There were 77 cases
per month in 2003 compared
to 51 in 2013 and 49 in each
of the two previous years.
People eligible for MFIP
are mostly single parents with
children but a two-parent
household can also qualify if
neither is employed and other
eligibility criteria are met. It
is work-focused and a job
search is a big part of the pro-
gram. There is a 60-month
lifetime limit to be on the
program.
Another area with a down-
ward trend over the past 10
years is single/disabled/elder-
ly or married with no chil-
dren. In 2003, the average
was 80 cases and in 2013 the
monthly average fell to 59.
However, there was a little
upward trend at the end of
2013 when December had a
monthly high of 70 cases
compared to 50 just 11
months earlier.
“In 2013 the state reduced
the limit for the general assis-
tance program and made this
category tougher to get on,”
added Stock. “Also, during
the 10 years we saw more
doctors refusing to sign state-
ments saying a person is dis-
abled and not able to work. It
is an interesting phenome-
non.”
Stock said the county offers
two emergency assistance
programs. A state grant pro-
vided funds that helped 17
families in 2013, 11 for hous-
ing and six for utility shut-
offs.
Another state grant of
$3,000 helps single adults or
families without children. At
last check the fund had $32
left.
Stock said the county usu-
ally runs out of emergency
assistance funds and requests
get denied.
Family dollars set aside are
usually sufficient.
Some upward trends were reversed
in 10-year county case study report
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, April 3, 2014, page 3
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By Kurt Menk
Editor
Jason Lovaas, maintenance
supervisor for the City of Ar-
lington, recently submitted
his resignation. His last day
of employment was Tuesday,
April 1, according to Arling-
ton Liza Donabauer.
The Arlington City Council
is expected to act upon the
resignation during its next
regular meeting on Monday,
April 7.
Lovaas, who has lived in
Arlington for the past 12
years, was originally offered
the position during a City
Council meeting on Monday
night, May 20, 2013. He ac-
cepted the offer and began his
employment with the City of
Arlington on Tuesday, May
21, 2013.
Jason Lovaas submits resignation as
maintenance supervisor in Arlington
By Kurt Menk
Editor
State Representative Glenn
Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, will
hold a series of town hall
meetings on Saturday, April 5
and Saturday, April 12.
Gruenhagen will give con-
stituents an update on the
2014 session to this point,
field questions, and listen to
comments, feedback and
other concerns.
“I look forward to visiting
with constituents and hearing
their concerns and feedback
about the 2014 session so
far,” said Gruenhagen.
In Arlington, the town hall
meeting will be held at the
Arlington Public Library
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 5.
In Green Isle, the town hall
meeting will be held at the
Green Isle City Council
Chambers from 11:45 a.m. to
12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
In Henderson, the town
hall meeting will be held at
the Henderson Public Library
from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Satur-
day, April 5.
In Gaylord, the town hall
meeting will be held at the
Gaylord Library Community
Room from 10:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. Saturday, April
12.
In New Auburn, the town
hall meeting will be held at
the High Island Hideaway
Restaurant from 1:30 p.m. to
2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
Gruenhagen will hold
town hall meetings
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
New Business In Arlington
After working together for several years on many
graphic design projects, Amanda Lensing, left, and
James Haviland, right, decided to take their designs
and experience to the next level and go into business
together. A&J Custom Graphics, which is located
along the 200 block of West Main Street, started last
month and specializes in custom designed graphics,
large format prints and motorsports graphics includ-
ing vehicle wraps, apparel, decals, and driver cards.
The business also designs banners, signs, invita-
tions, websites and much more. Lensing and Haviland
each specializes in different design aspects which
brings each design to life with a very distinct flair and
unique style.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Green Isle City Coun-
cil is expected to vote on the
proposed fiber project during
its regular meeting at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday night, April 8.
The City Council will act
upon a resolution to join the
Renville-Sibley County Fiber
Cooperative Joint Powers
Board by approving the
amended joint powers agree-
ment as presented with the
expectation that the city will
participate in the general ob-
ligation tax abatement
process.
The revised fiber to the
home project is estimated to
cost approximately $55 mil-
lion.
Ten cities and 21 town-
ships, according to the origi-
nal plan, are being asked to
bond $15 million as seed
money for the proposed fiber
project.
The bond, according to
members of the RS Fiber Co-
operative, would only kick in
if the proposed project fails.
Green Isle’s portion of the
bond would be $39,784 every
year for 20 years or a total of
$495,799.
The RS Fiber Cooperative
would seek out the remaining
$40 million of the $55 mil-
lion from a lead lender.
The cities and townships
are being asked to conduct
their respective votes on this
proposed fiber project by the
end of this month.
Green Isle City Council to vote on
fiber project next Tuesday night
The 128-year-old Gaylord
Fire Department has its first
female firefighter, according
to an article in The Gaylord
Hub.
Nicole “Nicki” Korson
joined the Gaylord Fire De-
partment earlier this year,
along with two other mem-
bers, Jeremy Glawe and Nate
Uecker.
Korson said she has always
wanted to be on the fire de-
partment. Her father served
on the fire department for 25
years in Becker.
“When I came here, I
talked to Mark Kuphal and he
said Gaylord has never had a
woman show an interest in
serving before.”
The Gaylord firefighters,
she said, have been both like
her dads and her brothers.
“They have all been really
great. I was kind of nervous
being the first female. I’m not
very big but I am tougher
than I look,” Korson said.
Nicki Korson is 1st female
firefighter in City of Gaylord
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Opinions
State legislators likely
to support additional
funding for nursing homes
Our View: Additional funding shows respect
for nursing home residents and employees
Letters To The Editor
Guest Column
Bipartisan legislation was recently announced that would
boost state funding for nursing homes as well as home and
community-based service providers in Minnesota by about
five percent in each of the next two years.
The Minnesota House is expected to vote on its proposed
bill on Thursday, April 3. The Minnesota Senate is scheduled
to act upon its legislation next Monday. If approved by both
groups, lawmakers could then create a joint negotiating
committee to work out differences between the two bills in
the coming weeks. Governor Mark Dayton, who originally
backed only a four percent increase, now supports a five per-
cent hike.
The proposed legislation is welcome news to nursing
homes around the state who have been shortchanged for
years.
It takes a special person to work at a nursing home. In
most cases, these employees could make more money in
other health care fields, but they choose to care for the elder-
ly.
Even more important are the residents of nursing homes.
They have done their part over the years. With their contri-
butions, they have made and shaped our communities into
what they are today. They deserve the the very highest re-
spect.
Another important aspect of the proposed legislation is the
bipartisanship. Although a projected $1.2 billion surplus cer-
tainly helps, it also shows that good things can happen when
legislators from both sides of the aisle come together and
work together for the well being of all Minnesotans.
-K.M.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
Calendar.
April 4
Adam Hansen, Ann Zingsheim, Gin-
ger Stemme, Jim Dieball and
Nicholas Johnson.
April 5
Helen Vos, Isaac Rabe, Mike Stock,
James Grabitske, Mya Stender, Scott
Pepin, and Mr. and Mrs. James
Kube.
April 6
In Memory Of JoAnn Kley, Corrine
Carney, John Burtyk, Laura Meyer,
Marshall Rabe, Megan Koepp,
Rachel Machetems, and Mr. and
Mrs. Curt Reetz.
April 7
Amanda Nerud, Stacy Pauly and
Ray Farniok, Jr.
April 8
Janelle Kellerman, Josh Jeneke,
Steven Roth, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Dieball and Mr. and Mrs. Chad
Dose.
April 9
Diane Andrade, Frank Carney, Mr.
and Mrs. Brendan Reilly, and Mr.
and Mrs. Tyler LeBrun.
April 17
Billy McCormick, Chloe Ling, Jo-
lene Breyer, Karissa Lynn Vos, Mary
Goheen, and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Otto.
*****
As a professional photographer,
Judy takes a lot of pride in her pic-
tures. Wherever she goes, she brings
her pictures with her, to show off her
work.
“Wow, ” said her host Sandra,
“these are really nice pictures, you
must have a great camera.”
Fuming mad at the implication
that her whole talent came from her
camera, Judy waited until the end of
the meal and then thanked her host.
“Thank you the meal was deli-
cious,” and then as if an after-
thought added, “you must have
great pots.”
*****
Mr. Kipper knew he was late when
he spotted the ferry just a few feet
from the dock. Running as fast as he
could, he leaped across the water,
barely landing on the boat’s deck.
“That was sure a close one,” said
Mr. Kipper as a nearby stranger
helped him to his feet.
“What’s the hurry?” said the
stranger. “This ferry’s just arriv-
ing.”
*****
Top 10 Things People Think
About While Singing a Hymn
10. The pot roast.
9. What does pastor wear under
his robes?
8. Will the person behind me ever
hit the right note?
7. 90 minutes till kickoff.
6. Did I turn off the curling iron?
5. The likelihood of the ceiling fan
falling and hitting me on the head.
4. How many people have lost
more hair than I have?
3. How would the hymn sound if
Metallica played it?
2. Are there doughnuts at fellow-
ship?
1. How many more verses?
*****
What’s the difference between a
musician and a savings bond? One
of them eventually matures and
earns money.
*****
Three violin manufacturers have
all done business for years on the
same block in the small town of Cre-
mona, Italy. After years of peaceful
co-existence, the Amati family de-
cided to put a sign in their shop win-
dow saying: “We make the best vio-
lins in Italy.”
The Guarneri family soon fol-
lowed suit and put a sign in their
window proclaiming: “We make the
best violins in the world.”
Finally, the Stradivarius family
put a sign out at their shop saying:
“We make the best violins on the
block.”
*****
Bob was in his usual place in the
morning sitting at the table, reading
the paper after breakfast. He came
across an article about a beautiful
actress that was about to marry a
football player who was known pri-
marily for his lack of IQ and com-
mon sense.
He turned to his wife with a look
of question on his face. “I’ll never
understand why the biggest jerks get
the most attractive wives.”
His wife replies, “Why thank
you, dear!”
*****
To The Editor,
The calendar says spring, but the
snow and cold makes it feel more
like winter. Luckily Minnesotans are
hardy and the thoughts of days fish-
ing on the lake and picnics with
family and friends keep us going.
While the weather is cold, Min-
nesota’s economy is hot.
More than 140,000 jobs have been
created since Gov. Mark Dayton
took office. The state is at 31,400
more jobs than the peak before the
Great Recession. And with 2.8 mil-
lion people in the workforce, Min-
nesota has more people working
than any other point in history. Min-
nesota’s median household income
continues to outpace the U.S.
Thanks to the positive employ-
ment news, Minnesota’s latest un-
employment rate is 4.7 percent. This
is much lower than the national rate
of 6.6 percent. Even with the cold
weather in January, Minnesota
gained jobs. The cold weather also
hasn’t chilled the improving housing
market which is great news for fam-
ilies whose major investment is their
home. Median home sales are 12
percent higher than January 2013.
Minnesota has hit a point where
foreclosures and short sales are
coming on the market.
Minnesota is moving in the right
direction and people are taking no-
tice. In 2012, the U.S. Department
of Labor said Minnesota had the 5th
fastest growing economy in the na-
tion; in 2013, Forbes named Min-
nesota the 8th best place in the
country to do business; and the Twin
Cities ranked 7th in the American
City Business Journals’ index of
top-performing metropolitan
economies in the country – jumping
48 spots from a year earlier.
And the good news keeps coming.
Thanks to the work of Gov. Mark
Dayton and the Democratic-Farmer-
Labor (DFL)-led Legislature, Min-
nesota has a budget surplus of $1.23
billion. Under a law recently signed
by Gov. Dayton, a portion of this
money was used for tax cuts for the
middle class and businesses.
Yet in the wake of this good
news, Republicans and their special
interest groups want you to think the
economic sky is falling.
A recent email from the Republi-
can Party of Minnesota used a story
from 2009 – in the midst of the
Great Recession – to try to make the
case that business people were leav-
ing the state. It also pointed to Wis-
consin as pro-business.
The Republicans need to fast for-
ward to the reality of 2014. More
people are working than ever before,
unemployment is low and business
people are still drawn to Minnesota
for our educated workforce. The
person featured in the 2009 article
who feared businesses were leaving
our state is still doing business in
Minnesota; in fact his corporation’s
website states it recently required an
in-house marketing agency.
And Wisconsin? In the most re-
cent one-year period, the state lost
700 manufacturing jobs. In the last
month, it netted zero new jobs in the
private sector. Wisconsin is current-
ly 35th in the nation in job creation;
down from 11th in the nation when
Republican Gov. Scott Walker took
office.
With the investments made last
session by Governor Mark Dayton
and the DFL in early childhood edu-
cation, expanding the Minnesota In-
vestment Fund and transportation
improvements through the Corridors
of Commerce Program, we will see
continued economic growth and an
even Better Minnesota.
Ken Martin
Chairman, Minnesota DFL
Cold weather continues, but so does hot economy
By Nathan Mehrens
You may have heard that Presi-
dent Obama's National Labor Rela-
tions Board (NLRB) just decided
that college football players can
unionize. So what does this mean
for the future of college sports?
A Regional Director of the Na-
tional Labor Relations Board
(NLRB) decided that football play-
ers at Northwestern University that
receive scholarships are "employ-
ees" of the university under the Na-
tional Labor Relations Act and as
such can form a union if they so de-
sire. While the decision will likely
be litigated for some time to come,
first at the Board level and in a U.S.
Court of Appeals, in the meantime
look for a radical change in how the
coach (management) and player
(employee) relationship works.
The NLRB’s decision is a classic
example of mission creep. As the
percentage of unionized employees
in the U.S. has declined over the last
several decades to the point where
only 6.7 percent of the private sector
workforce are members of unions,
the Board has found a need to push
the envelope in order to maintain its
relevance. That's because with fewer
unionized employees the Board's in-
fluence has shrunk. This decision,
which if upheld will likely lead to
unions gaining more members, is
just another among many recent ac-
tions that the Board has taken in an
effort to increase unionization. For
instance, the Board is also in the
process of changing the rules for
unionization elections to make it
much easier for unions to win.
Returning to the college football
context, what can we expect if the
players are unionized?
First, since the National Labor
Relations Act only applies to private
sector employers, public universities
will not be affected. This means that
things like pesky union work rules,
grievance adjustment, etc. will work
to give public universities an advan-
tage in terms of flexibility that pri-
vate universities will not have. If
this decision stands, look for private
universities to begin lobbying their
states to change the public sector
employee laws so that players at
public universities can be unionized
as well.
Next, before a union can be
formed, the appropriateness of a par-
ticular unit of employees for bar-
gaining must be determined. Since
football players have different needs
and wants from other scholarship
athletes like golfers, most sports will
probably have their own bargaining
unit. At a large university with a
dozens of sports this could mean
dealing with dozens of bargaining
units.
In the midst of a union’s cam-
paign to unionize players, manage-
ment will have difficulty trying to
figure out what is and what is not an
unfair labor practice under NLRB
precedent. Can the coach promise to
improve working conditions if the
players vote the union down? No.
Can the coach limit what player can
and cannot say on Facebook about
their working conditions? Maybe,
but it's safer to not go there. Would
your average coach know this with-
out having a lawyer pre-clearing
everything that they say? Unlikely.
This is enough to give even the most
weathered coach migraines. Also,
since what is and is not an unfair
labor practice seems to be changing
on a daily basis due to the NLRB's
mission creep, one needs not only to
know what the NLRB has decided
in the past but also to anticipate
what they will decide in the future.
Labor and employment lawyers and
consultants are the only people that
will like this because it means new
revenue streams for their firms.
Every unit of unionized players
will, of course, need a shop steward.
The union will also need officers
and personnel to negotiate with the
university on a collective bargaining
agreement. Since employees who
work under a collective bargaining
Mehrens
Continued on page 5
Unions coming to college football?
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Obituaries
History
Elvera A. Lindemeier, age
81, of the Belle Plaine Hope
Residence and formerly of
Victoria and Green Isle,
passed away at the Hope Res-
idence on Sunday, March 23.
Funeral service was held at
the Zion Lutheran Church in
Green Isle Township at 11
a.m. Thursday, March 27.
Visitation was held one
hour prior to the service time
at the church on Thursday,
March 27.
Interment was in the
church cemetery.
Elvera was born to Henry
and Alvina (Telthoester) Lin-
demeier in Green Isle Town-
ship on Feb. 26, 1933.
Elvera lived with her par-
ents in Hamburg until she
moved to Victoria Communi-
ty Living and worked at the
DAC. For the past several
years Elvera made her home
at the Hope Residence in
Belle Plaine.
Elvera loved going to
church and had a passion for
music. She enjoyed going to
work and also did latch-hook-
ing and needle point. She es-
pecially liked returning home
to visit with her sister, sister-
in-law, and the nieces and
nephews.
Elvera is survived by a sis-
ter, Ordella Schmidt of Stew-
art; a sister-in-law, Shirley
Fitzpatrick of Green Isle; and
many nieces and nephews.
Elvera is preceded in death
by her parents; and siblings,
Arthur, Lloyd, Elvin, Holdina
and Lydia Lindemeier, Elsie
Schauer, and Edna Stuewe.
Kolden Funeral Home of
Arlington handled the
arrangements.
Elvera A. Lindemeier, 81, Belle Plaine
Bonnie Nagel, age 75, of
Arlington passed away unex-
pectedly at the Ridgeview
Sibley Med-
ical Center
in Arlington
on Saturday,
March 29.
A Memo-
rial Service
will be held
at Peace
L u t h e r a n
Church in
Arlington at
11 a.m. Saturday, April 5.
Urn bearer is Jeff Schuetz
with honorary urn bearers as
Jay Schuetz, Karl Sickmann,
Rob Brau and Keith Doetkott.
Visitation will be held at
Peace Lutheran Church from
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April
4 and continue one hour prior
to the service time at the
church on Saturday, April 5.
Bonnie was born to Walter
and Cora (Lichttenegger)
Schuetz in Gaylord on March
17, 1939. She was baptized
and confirmed at St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church in Gaylord.
She married Lowell R. Nagel
at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
in Gaylord on June 18, 1960.
Bonnie was a 1957 graduate
of the Arlington-Green Isle
High School. She worked at
the Arlington State Bank
from 1957-1970 and then
spent the next 18 years at
home being a mother and a
homemaker. From 1988 to
2013 she worked at Dueber’s
as a store clerk.
Bonnie was very involved
in Peace Lutheran Church.
She was a member of the Sib-
ley County Historical Society
and had many passions in-
cluding gardening, quilting,
sewing, knitting, traveling,
camping, reading, puzzles,
cards and golf. She was a
wonderful friend and enjoyed
spending time with her fami-
ly and making beautiful
things for her granddaughter,
Carson.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Lowell; son, Barry
(Shelly) Nagel; granddaugh-
ter, Carson Schmidt; siblings,
Sally Koester, Sandra (Den-
nis) Redman, Jerry (Jean)
Schuetz, Donna (Merlin)
Kamps and Luanne (Doug)
Sanborn; siblings-in-law; Au-
drey Sander, Elaine Nelson,
William Nagel, Paul (Vonnie)
Nagel, Daryl (Joan) Nagel,
Sharon (Larry) Sickmann,
Richard (Roseanne) Nagel,
and Philip Nagel.
Bonnie is preceded in death
by her parents; parents-in-law
Paul & Frieda Nagel; broth-
ers-in-law; Charles Koester,
Stanley Nagel, Rudy Sander
and DeWain Nelson; and
nephews, Gregory Nagel and
Douglas Nelson.
Kolden Funeral Home of
Arlington is handling the
arrangements.
Bonnie Nagel, 75, Arlington
Bonnie
Nagel
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley County DFL Convention
Dave Czech, left, Dick Peterson, middle,
and Francis Bigaouette, Jr., right, visit-
ed during the Sibley County DFL Con-
vention in the cafeteria at the Sibley
East Junior High School in Gaylord on
Saturday morning, March 29. A number
of resolutions were passed during the
event. A few local residents were elect-
ed to various positions. Richard “Bear”
Trocke was elected as vice chairperson
while Francis Bigaouette, Jr. was elect-
ed as affirmative action officer. Terry
Klages was elected as secretary. Dave
Czech was elected as a state delegate
while Dee Czech was elected as an al-
ternate state delegate. Officials are still
working on a candidate to run against
State Representative Glenn Gruen-
hagen, R-Glencoe, in the general elec-
tion next fall. Overall, there were 12
people in attendance at the event.
70 Years Ago
April 6, 1944
Louis Kill, Editor
Fire, which presumably had
its origin in the basement,
caused a large amount of dam-
age to the residence and busi-
ness place of Irie Bergs in the
little Sibley County settlement
of Rush River. The Le Sueur
and Gaylord fire departments
were summoned. Although the
fire did not break through the
side walls and roof, the inside
was gutted.
Take advantage of modern
methods of detecting tuberculo-
sis: The Tuberculosis Skin Test,
and if necessary, chest X-ray.
Tuberculin Testing Clinics will
be held on Monday, April 17th
at the following centers - 9:00
a.m. at Gibbon, Winthrop, Gay-
lord, Arlington and Henderson
High Schools, and Green Isle
village school.
Because of numerous com-
plaints made to the village coun-
cil recently in regard to bicycle
riding on the sidewalks and its
hazards to pedestrians, that body
has instructed the police to en-
force the so-called “Bicycle Or-
dinance.” The ordinance, which
was adopted some years back,
but never rigidly enforced, reads
as follows:
Ordinance No. 58
“An ordinance to prohibit the
riding of bicycles on the side-
walks of the village of Arling-
ton, Minnesota.
Sec. 1. That all persons are
hereby prohibited from riding
bicycles on the sidewalks of the
Village of Arlington, Minnesota,
or any street crossing of said vil-
lage except when crossing the
same at right angles.
Sec. 2. Any person offending
against the provisions of this or-
dinance shall upon conviction
thereof before a Village Justice
of the Peace be fined not less
than $5. 00 or more than
$100.00.
Sec. 3. This ordinance shall
take effect and be in force from
and after the date of its passage
and publication.
50 Years Ago
April 2, 1964
Louis Kill, Editor
A change in ownership of
Jim’s Cafe and Drive Inn was
announced this week by Mrs.
William Scott. The new busi-
ness will be run temporarily by
the Scotts and will operate
under the name of Arlington
Drive Inn. Mrs. Scott stated that
the restaurant will specialize in
Sunday dinners and home made
pies and pastry items.
Bonnie Lee Lindemeier,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin
Lindemeier of Green Isle, was
one of the statewide finalists in a
piano contest at the University
of Minnesota on March 21st.
She will be in a concert June
14th at the Northrup Auditori-
um, Minneapolis. Mrs. Noening
of Hamburg is her teacher.
Arlington Public School
Hot Lunch Menu
Monday, April 6-Roast pork,
mashed potatoes, sauerkraut,
fruit, butter sandwiches, cheese,
milk.
Tuesday, April 6-Chow Mein,
fruit, cake, jelly or butter sand-
wiches, cheese, milk.
Wednesday, April 8-Hot dogs,
fruit, veg. sticks, pickles,
cheese, milk.
Thursday, April 9-Fried
chicken, mashed potatoes, corn,
cranberries, butter sandwiches,
cheese, milk.
Friday, April 10-Vegetable
soup, salmon, egg & meat sand-
wiches, fruit, cheese, milk.
30 Years Ago
April, 5, 1984
Val Kill, Editor
Connie Meyers, an A-GI sen-
ior received fifth place honors in
the receptionist competitive
event at the State Office Educa-
tion Association Leader-ship
Conferrence held in March at
the Amfac Hotel in the Down-
town City Center in Minneapo-
lis.
Miss Jan Marie Pederson,
daughter of Mel and Bert Peder-
son of Arlington-Green Isle, has
been selected state finalist for
Minnesota’s Homecoming
queen selection. She is the Ar-
lington-Green Isle High School
Homecoming Queen.
A Great Horned Owl is now
on display at the Green Isle ele-
mentary school. Teacher Jon
Ahrndt found the bird along
Highway 5 between Arlington
and Green Isle. Mr. Randy
Buckentin mounted the bird and
donated it to the school. Buck-
entin and his wife Betty are
owners of the East Side Game
Farm in Green Isle.
10 Years Ago
April 1, 2004
Kurt Menk, Editor
Through the generosity of
local citizens, the historical files
of Arlington and Sibley County
are growing. The Arlington His-
torical Society, one year ago,
purchased a file cabinet and
began to save items of historical
interest to the area. Interested
people may view the contents of
the file cabinet which is located
at the Arlington Public Library.
Major repairs to the 30-year-
old Sibley East swimming pool
in Arlington, the construction of
a new bus/maintenance garage
and two new roofs are the proj-
ects which comprise the $1.475
million bond referendum slated
for Tuesday, April 27th.
agreement are not allowed to
individually bargain with the
employer over anything that
affects the terms or conditions
of their employment, all such
issues will have to be handled
by a union representative.
The union will have to col-
lect dues from the players to
support its existence. It will
have to file annual financial
disclosure reports with the
U.S. Department of Labor's
Office of Labor-Management
Standards (OLMS). The union
officers and employees will
have to file conflict of interest
reports with OLMS as well. If
the university makes certain
types of payments or loans of
money or other things of
value to the union, its officers,
agents, stewards, or other rep-
resentatives, it will have to
file disclosure reports.
Since oversight of union of-
ficer elections falls under the
jurisdiction of OLMS pur-
suant to the Labor-Manage-
ment reporting and Disclosure
Act, not only will the private
universities be dealing with
the NLRB, but they will likely
have investigators from
OLMS around from time to
time as well.
And, don’t forget union of-
ficers and employees embez-
zling from their members and
other related criminal acts. It
happens. Investigating these is
also the responsibility of
OLMS which obtained 121
criminal convictions for such
acts in fiscal year 2012.
Beyond paperwork, disclo-
sure reports, and worrying
about criminal activity, the
daily interaction between
labor and management in a
collective bargaining context
can be downright maddening.
Consider work rules. Have
you ever wanted to litigate
against your employer be-
cause the temperature in your
workspace dropped a few de-
grees on one single day for a
couple hours? Unions actually
litigate over stuff like this.
Administering a collective
bargaining agreement is
tough, lawyerly work.
Strikes will be an issue too.
Remember the 1994 World
Series? Me neither, it didn't
happen due to the baseball
players strike.
In sum, while the lawyers
and consultants will love their
new potential revenue
streams, the universities will
be shackled with new
headaches. Other than the
things listed above, the
NLRB's decision sounds like
a great deal for everyone in-
volved, and that isn' t even
considering whether player
scholarships will be consid-
ered to be wages, bringing the
IRS breathing down the necks
of these freshly minted em-
ployees, or if unionized play-
ers will even be allowed to
keep their amateur status.
If the Northwestern Univer-
sity football players had real-
ized what they were litigating
for, one suspects they just
might wish they could get an
instant replay reversal of the
decision.
Nathan Mehrens is the
President of Americans for
Limited Government.
Mehrens Continued from page 4
services. For age 19-40, Sib-
ley was at 23 percent, also
second lowest where the
group average is 28 percent.
For age 41-64, Sibley
County is at 20 percent for
emergency services usage,
tied for second lowest. Stock
gave credit to educating the
clients.
“It will be interesting to
watch these numbers now that
Sibley Medical Center does
offer urgent care,” said Stock.
“So we may see hospital
emergency department usage
go down some.”
The over-65 group ranked
at 32 percent, the fourth high-
est and more than the average
of 28 percent. Stock said it is
difficult to identify why that
is, other than the county has a
large older demographic.
One statistic that surprised
Stock was that most Sibley
County client hospital admits
are in New Ulm. Next ranks
Arlington, Glencoe and
Hutchinson.
The report showed Sibley
County has two percent of in-
patient hospital admissions
for children age 0-18, which
is similar to all the counties.
Sibley has 1,038 children en-
rolled in South Country. The
most dollars spent in this
group is for mental health,
medical and maternity at 25
percent each.
Low Inpatient
Admissions
For age 19-40 involving in-
patient admissions in 2012,
Sibley County is slightly
higher than the other 11 at 14
percent. The SCHA average is
13 percent. In this group most
dollars go for maternity at 61
percent, with only two coun-
ties being higher.
In the age group of 41-64,
Sibley is on the lower end of
inpatient admissions at eight
percent, where the average is
10 percent.
“We do have the highest
percentage of surgicals for
that age range at 43 percent,”
said Stock, who noted that the
South Country average is 31.
Inpatient hospital admis-
sions for age 65-plus in 2012
are 17 percent and the SCHA
average is 23 percent. There is
one county lower at 16.
“We are low and doing very
well in this area, ” added
Stock. “We can credit a staff
person who is no longer here,
but worked well in care coor-
dination. We kind of shined in
that area.”
Open To Dental
Care
Sibley County rated well in
the area of dental checkups in
all age groups. For age 0-18,
Sibley is at 33 percent com-
pared to the group average of
34. Age 19-40 is at 31 per-
cent, which is the highest and
over the SCHA average of 24
percent.
For age 41-64, 30 percent
of Sibley clients use dental
services, where 28 is average.
Stock attributed the high
marks to the dental van com-
ing each month.
Fewer seniors utilize the
dental van, but do go to the
dentist. In age 65-plus, Sibley
is at 24 percent at visiting the
dentist regularly, compared to
the group average of 22 per-
cent.
“I talked to one of the two
county dentists who said den-
tists do not like to take clients
on medical assistance because
they don’t produce income
and there are many no
shows,” said Stock. “This is
typical around the state. We
are so very fortunate to have
the dental van.”
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Sports
Flocks of giant white birds
are catching the eyes of out-
door enthusiasts across Min-
nesota, as once-rare Ameri-
can white pelicans migrate
north to their nesting grounds
across the state, the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources
said.
American white pelicans
are among the world’s largest
birds and are easily recog-
nized in flight. Wingspans up
to nine feet, bright white
plumage with black-edged
wings and large, orange bills
distinguish them from any
other species.
“Pelicans often fly in even-
ly spaced lines or V forma-
tions,” said Lisa Gelvin-In-
nvaer, regional nongame
wildlife specialist. “Unlike
swans or geese which fly
with necks outstretched, peli-
cans fly with their necks dou-
bled back against their shoul-
ders. They often set up a
rhythmic pattern of wing
beats that ripple from the lead
bird back to the end.”
American white pelicans
were driven to near extinction
in the early 20th century from
human pressures, according
to the DNR. There were no
reports of nesting pelicans in
Minnesota for 90 years, from
1878 until 1968.
Conservation efforts and
federal regulations have
helped pelican populations
make a slow and steady
comeback.
“The prairie pothole region
of western Minnesota hosts
22 percent of the global pop-
ulation of this species,”
Gelvin-Innvaer said. An esti-
mated 22,000 pairs of peli-
cans nest at 16 sites on seven
lakes across the state.
American white pelicans
leave Minnesota each fall as
lakes and rivers freeze.
They winter along the Gulf
Coast from Florida to Mexico
and typically return to Min-
nesota in early spring, as
lakes and rivers thaw.
They are highly social and
live in large, dense colonies.
They feed exclusively on
small fish and crustaceans
and will work together for a
meal.
“A group of pelicans will
swim in a semicircle to herd
their prey into shallow
water,” Gelvin-Innvaer said.
“Then they’ll scoop up fish
and water in their beak
pouch, drain out the water
and swallow their food.”
Pelicans are popular among
wildlife watchers. Gelvin-In-
nvaer advises that the birds
are best enjoyed from a dis-
tance. “Pelican colonies are
vulnerable to human distur-
bance and contact should be
minimized.”
Find more information on
American white Pelicans, on
the DNR website.
Pelicans are an example of
how they and many other
wildlife species benefit di-
rectly from donations made
to the nongame wildlife
checkoff on Minnesota tax
forms. Checkoff dollars fund
research, surveys, habitat
restoration and education for
more than 700 nongame
wildlife species. Each dollar
donated also is matched by
funds from the Reinvest In
Minnesota account.
Pelicans on annual spring migration to Minnesota
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Juniors Rachel Davis and
Liz Thies return as letterwin-
ners and will lead the Sibley
East varsity girls golf team
this spring.
“Liz missed out on all con-
ference last year by one
stroke,” said Sibley East head
coach Mike Feterl. “This has
Liz working extremely hard
over the off season to im-
prove her game. I really like
what I see with Liz right now,
and expect her to have a great
year. She has been to multi-
ple section meets so let’s
hope she can break through
this year.”
Feterl continued, “Rachel
looks to improve on her
scores from last year. Rachel
is a determined player and
has the potential to compete
in the top half of the MRC.
One of her goals is to com-
pete at the section 2AA
meet.”
The remaining players in-
clude eighth graders Rebecca
Davis and Emily Peterson,
and seventh graders Hailey
Haggenmiller and Cassidy
Martin.
Feterl said Belle Plaine and
Jordan are the favorites in the
Minnesota River Conference
this year.
He is assisted by Rod
Tollefson.
Weather permitting, the
Lady Wolverines will host
Norwood Young America in
their season opener on Friday
afternoon, April 11.
Thies and Davis to lead girls golf team
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East juniors Liz Thies, left, and
Rachel Davis, right, are the only two re-
turning letterwinners for the Sibley East
varsity girls golf team this spring.
With another boating sea-
son just around the corner,
Minnesota boaters and an-
glers need to continue to take
steps to prevent the spread of
aquatic invasive species
(AIS). While the rate of AIS
violations dropped in 2013,
one in five boaters is still
breaking the law, according
to a newly published annual
report from the Department
of Natural Resources.
“The decrease is good
news, but we have a long way
to go,” said Lt. Col. Rodmen
Smith, DNR Enforcement Di-
vision assistant director. “We
need to think zero.”
The invasive species viola-
tion rate dropped to 20 per-
cent last year from 31 percent
in 2012. The rate is the pro-
portion of people who were
issued citations at roadside
check stations set up by DNR
conservation officers.
“Far too many people are
still not following the law,”
Smith said. “Boaters and an-
glers are legally required to
clean boats and equipment
and drain all water to prevent
the spread of aquatic invasive
species.”
This year, the DNR will in-
crease efforts to ensure
boaters follow the AIS laws.
Activities highlighted in
the 2013 invasive species of
Minnesota report:
DNR watercraft inspectors,
who inspect boats and equip-
ment at water accesses, con-
ducted 123,000 inspections –
an increase of nearly 62 per-
cent since 2011.
More than 1,000 lake serv-
ice providers have received
AIS training and permits.
During the first full year of
its operation, the AIS Advi-
sory Committee began con-
versations with boat manu-
facturers on design modifica-
tions to ensure boats drain
water more effectively.
Initiated risk assessments
on the potential for transport-
ing veligers in residual water
of recreational watercraft.
Collaborated with the Iowa
DNR to install an electric
barrier on Lower Gar Lake in
Iowa to help prevent the mi-
gration of Asian carp into
southwestern Minnesota.
Also last year, nearly 8,000
boats arrived at Minnesota
water accesses with drain
plugs in; more than 1,200 had
vegetation attached and 134
had zebra mussels attached.
These were all violations of
AIS laws. Fortunately, DNR-
trained watercraft inspectors
were onsite to stop the own-
ers and remove the invasive
species before launching.
“The public is our first line
of defense against AIS,” said
Ann Pierce, DNR section
manager. “It only takes a few
minutes to make sure your
boat and equipment are
cleaned, all water is drained
and drain plugs are removed
before leaving the water ac-
cess. This truly is an example
of an ounce of prevention
being worth a pound of cure.”
Enforcement and water-
craft inspection together rep-
resent the largest segment (43
percent) of the program’s an-
nual 2013 budget of about
$8.5 million. The budget also
covers management and con-
trol of invasive aquatic plant
species such as Eurasian wa-
termilfoil and curly-leaf
pondweed and education.
Find more information, and
a PDF file of the 2013 annual
report on the AIS website.
Aquatic invasive species violation rate drops,
but 1 in 5 boaters are still breaking the law
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Senior Levi Pfarr, junior
Jordan Petzel and sophomore
Mike Bostelman are the three
returning letterwinners for the
Sibley East varsity boys golf
team this spring.
“Jordan and Michael are
both former MRC honorable
mention players and have
competed at the section golf
tournament multiple times the
last few years,” said Sibley
East head coach Mike Feterl.
“Jordan and Michael will
compete for the number one
varsity spot all year and look
to be in the top eight in the
MRC. Both players have
shot a 39 for their low score,
but need to find the year long
consistency to compete with
the top players in the confer-
ence.”
Feterl continued, “Levi re-
ally came on last year and has
shown a passion for the
game. Levi has been a great
leader for the younger players
and if you ask Levi, he ex-
pects to compete and score
well in the MRC. If we want
to compete as a team, we
need Levi to play well.”
The remaining senior high
golfers are seniors Sam
Bullert and Michael Templin;
and sophomores Ian Holmes,
Jacob Strack, Devan Tupa
and Brad Ziegler.
“Deva, Jacob and Brad are
players with some experience
that we will need to fill out
the varsity squad,” said
Feterl. “If we look to com-
pete in the top half of the
conference, we will need one
of these players to post a low
score.”
The junior high golfers are
freshman Jackson Rose and
eighth graders Andy Davis
and Neyland Ott.
Feterl said Jordan will be
the favorite in the Minnesota
River Conference this year.
He is assisted by Rod
Tollefson.
The Wolverines, weather
permitting, will host Nor-
wood Young America in their
season opener on Friday af-
ternoon, April 11.
Bostelman, Petzel, Pfarr return
for the Sibley East boys golf team
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity boys golf team
returns three letterwinners this spring.
Left to right: Jordan Petzel, Levi Pfarr
and Michael Bostelman.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Sibley East spring
sports seasons, much like last
year, are getting started later
than scheduled due to the
weather. The winter of 2013-
14 just does not want to end,
according to Sibley East Ath-
letic Director Randy Walsh.
The first baseball and soft-
ball games against Le Sueur-
Henderson have already been
postponed on Thursday, April
3, Walsh said.
Those games have been
rescheduled for May 5 for
softball and May 6 for base-
ball.
“With the band and choir
trip, we have a smaller num-
ber of events (14) scheduled
for next week,” said Walsh.
“We have junior high base-
ball and softball games, a
track meet, and junior high
golf scheduled for early next
week. We will be lucky to
get any of those events in as
the forecast is for rain/snow
late this week and cool tem-
peratures.”
Walsh continued, “We are
hopeful that warm dry weath-
er will come so that we can
possibly get our Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday events
in next week. If we can’t get
our events in, it would be
nice if we could at least get
some outside practice time.”
SE spring sports seasons getting started
later than scheduled due to the weather
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Sibley East wrestlers have
been active since the conclu-
sion of the high school sea-
son. The wrestlers have been
competing in both MN/USA
Wrestling and Northland
Youth Wrestling Association
(NYWA) tournaments with
great success.
The MN/USA Wrestling
State Tournament was held
the week following the state
high school tournament. Six
Sibley East wrestlers compet-
ed with four of them making
it on to the podium.
Cadet Division
Tanner Pasvogal - 113 -
first
Cody Voight - 195 - second
Schoolboy Division
Dayne Morton - 77 - sec-
ond and also selected to com-
pete on the USA National
Middle School Duals Team
Intermediate Division
Drayden Morton - 65 - first
Sibley East wrestlers have great success
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Junior McKenzie Som-
mers, a member of the Sibley
East varsity girls basketball
team, was recently named to
the New Ulm Journal Girls
Basketball Third Team.
Sommers led the Lady
Wolverines in both scoring
and rebounding this past sea-
son. The post player averaged
9.2 points per game and 7.8
rebounds per contest. She
also collected 50 blocked
shots, 41 steals and eight as-
sists.
She is the daughter of Jim
and Krista Sommers, Arling-
ton.
Sommers named to All Journal Third Team
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WET BASEMENT?
Legals
Amendment to
Assumed Name
State of Minnesota
1. Li st the exact assumed
name under which the business
is or will be conducted: Sugar
Stone Creations
2. Principal place of business:
23895 411th Avenue, Arlington,
MN 55307
3. List the name and complete
street address of all persons con-
ducting business under the above
Assumed Name: Li sa Otto,
23895 411th Avenue, Arlington,
MN 55307
4. This certificate is an amend-
ment of Certificate of Assumed
Name Fi l e Number:
487978400026 originally filed on:
05/08/2012
Under the name Lisa’s Sweet
Treats
5. I, the undersigned, certify
that I am signing this document
as the person whose signature is
required. I further certify that I
have compl eted al l requi red
fields, and that the information in
this document s true and correct
and in compliance with the appli-
cabl e chapter of Mi nnesota
Statutes. I understand that by
signing this document I am sub-
ject to the penalties of perjury as
set forth in Section 609.48 as if I
had signed this document under
oath.
Dated: February 28, 2014
/s/ Lisa Otto,
Owner
507-964-2124
Email address for official no-
tices: mlhotto2@frontier.com
Publish: March 27 and April
3, 2014
ASSESSMENT NOTICE
WASHINGTON LAKE
TOWNSHIP
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Equal i zati on of the
Township of Washington Lake in
Sibley County, Minnesota will
meet at the Green Isle Communi-
ty Room at 1 p.m. on Monday,
April 14, 2014, for the purpose of
determining if taxable property in
the jurisdiction has been properly
valued and classified by the as-
sessor, and to determine whether
corrections need to be made.
If you believe the value of clas-
sification of your property is incor-
rect, please contact your asses-
sor’s office to discuss your con-
cerns. If you are not satisfied with
the valuation or classification
after discussing it with your as-
sessor, you may appear before
the local board of appeal and
equalization. The board shall then
review the valuation, classifica-
tion, or both if necessary, and
shall correct it as needed.
An appearance before the
local board of appeal and equal-
ization is required by law before
the appeal can be taken to the
county board of appeal and
equalization.
Diana Kroells
Township Clerk
Publish: April 3, 2014
City of Green Isle
Public Hearing Notice
The Green Isle City Council
conduct a public hearing on Mon-
day, April 14th at 6:00 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible. The
hearing will take place at Green
Isl e Ci ty Hal l , 310 McGrann
Street, Green Isle MN 55338.
APPLICANT
Ryan South
PURPOSE
To review and consider an ap-
plication for a Conditional Use
Permit (CUP) under Section 8,
Subd. 3(A)1 of the Zoning Ordi-
nance. The CUP would allow the
Applicant to operate a used car
sales and auto brokerage at the
subject address.
Subject Address: 270 Mc-
Grann Street
Zoni ng Cl ass: B-2 Central
Business District
Partial Legal Description: Lot
3, Block 1 McGrann’s 2nd Addn
PID: 34.0070.010
Any person desiring to com-
ment on these matters is invited
to do so in writing or orally at the
time of the public hearing. In-
quiries should be directed to City
Clerk/Treasurer Bert Panning. If
you are unabl e to attend, but
wish to comment, please send
written comments to: Mr. Bert
Panning, City Clerk/Treasurer,
City of Green Isle, P.O. Box 275,
Green Isle, MN 55338.
Bert Panning,
City Clerk/Treasurer
Publish: April 3, 2014
NOTICE
High Island Creek Watershed
The regular monthly meeting of
the High Island Creek Watershed
District Board of Managers during
the months of April 2014 through
October 2014, will be held on the
fourth Monday of each month
commencing at 8:00 p.m. at the
Sibley County Service Center 111
8th Street, Gaylord, Minnesota,
55334, EXCEPT the month of
May, 2014, which meeting will be
held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at
8:00 p.m. at the Sibley County
Service Center, 111 8th Street,
Gaylord, Minnesota 55334.
If anyone obj ects to such
meetings being held at such time
and place for the months noted,
please attend the next meeting
on April 28, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. to
be heard on that issue.
HIGH ISLAND CREEK
WATERSHED DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Publish: April 3, 2014
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Youth Wrestlers
The following Sibley East youth wrestlers have quali-
fied for either the NYWA State Tourament or the state
invitational. Left to right: Logan Steele, Riley Drexler,
Lincoln Carpenter, Brandon O’Hara, Drayden Morton
and Derek Steele. Missing from the photo are Gannon
Rosenfeld, Tanner Johnson, Bryce Klancke, Nick Ten-
Eyck and Thomas Battcher.
Menus
Sibley County Court
The following misdemeanors,
petty misdemeanors and gross
misdemeanors were heard in Dis-
trict Court March 21-27: Minneso-
ta State Patrol (MSP); Sheriff’s Of-
fice (SO); Department of Natural
Resources (DNR); MN Depart-
ment of Transportation (MNDOT):
Orlando O. Castillo, 21, Arling-
ton, DWI-operate motor vehicle
under influence of alcohol, local
confinement 90 days, credit for
time served 45 days, concurrent
other case, open bottle law, dis-
missed, Arlington PD, Joshua F.
Kirckof, 24, Arlington, driving after
revocation, stay of imposition, un-
supervised probation one year, re-
main law-abiding, no driver li-
cense violations, no driving with-
out insurance, no alcohol viola-
tions, $285, drugs-possess over
1.4 grams of marijuana in motor
vehicle, drugs possession of drug
paraphernalia-use or possession,
driver must carry proof of insur-
ance when operating vehicle, dis-
missed, Arlington PD; Deborah J.
Gl aser, 54, Wi nthrop, theft-
take/use/transfer movable proper-
ty-no consent, stay of imposition,
unsupervi sed probati on si x
months, community work service
16 hours for indeterminate, pay
restitution before fines, fees and
surcharges, no same or similar,
remain law-abiding, no contact
with victim(s) Jerry’s HQF-Gaylord
and Arlington, $168.61, Gaylord
PD; Ana K. Luna-Zanudo, 23,
Fairfax, driving without a valid li-
cense or vehicle class/type, $185,
Gaylord PD; Shakira Meade, 21,
Gaylord, domestic assault-inten-
tionally inflicts/attempts to inflict
bodily harm, continued, super-
vised probation one year, domes-
tic abuse evaluation, sign all re-
leases of information, contact with
probation, follow all conditions set
forth in the probation agreement,
follow all instructions of probation,
sign probation agreement, remain
law-abiding, no same or similar,
mental health screening, follow
recommendation of evaluation,
domestic assault-intentional in-
fli cts/attempts to i nfli ct bodi l y
harm, dismissed, Gaylord PD;
Adrian D. Munoz-Reyes, 28, Gay-
lord, criminal sex conduct-non-
consensual sex contact, l ocal
confinement 364 days, credit for
ti me served 210 days, adul t
predatory offender registration re-
quired, $85, Gaylord PD; Janet D.
Rowe, 65, Arlington, duty to drive
with due care-speed greater than
reasonable, continued, unsuper-
vised probation one year, pay
costs, remai n l aw-abi di ng, no
moving violations, $125, Gaylord
PD; Ashok S. Siyani, 36, Cham-
plin, duty to drive with due care-
speed greater than reasonable,
continued, unsupervised proba-
tion one year, remain law-abiding,
pay costs, no moving violations,
$125, Gaylord PD; Deborah K.
Buerkl ey, 54, Somerset, Wi s.,
speed, $125, Gibbon PD; Shelby
J-B Sorenson, 19, Chanhassen,
driver must carry proof of insur-
ance when operating vehicle, dis-
missed, Gibbon PD; Elizabeth C.
Voleke, 22, Aurora, S.D., speed,
$125, Gi bbon PD; Roger L.
Volzke, 61, Jowa, S.D., speed,
$125, Gibbon PD; John F. Hinder-
mann, 52, Prior Lake, driver must
carry proof of insurance when op-
erating vehicle, dismissed, Hen-
derson PD; Joshua A. Reinitz, 35,
Henderson, dri ver must carry
proof of insurance when operating
vehicle, dismissed, Henderson
PD; Andrew J. Rasmussen, 29,
Farmi ngton, game-l i cense re-
quired to take/buy/sell/transport/
possess protected wild animal,
$135, DNR Charles A. Anderson,
50, Henderson, operate unregis-
tered vehicle/without plates dis-
played on public street/highway,
$185, MSP; Lori A. Arnold, 35,
Hutchinson, speed, $125, MSP;
Kelin J. Dunfee, 22, St. Paul, duty
to dri ve wi th due care-speed
greater than reasonable, driving
after revocation, $325, MSP; Heidi
J. Haefs, 36, seat belt required,
$110, MSP; Shellie I. Mammen,
40, Morton, speed, $145, MSP;
Tiffany A. Martin, 25, Arlington,
speed, $125, MSP; Kathleen F. V.
Peckman, 26, Fai rfax, dri vi ng
without a valid license or vehicle
class/type, speed, continued, un-
supervised probation one year,
pay costs, obtain driver’s license,
provide proof of DL to court ad-
ministration, no driver license vio-
lations, $315, MSP; John E. U.
Petzel. 30, Le Sueur, speed, $135,
MSP; Thomas J. Ri chard, 55,
Eagan, speed, $145, MSP; Robert
P. Thoele, 74, Henderson, seat
belt required, $110, MSP; Aman-
da J. Hill, 31, Gaylord, operate
unregi stered vehi cl e/wi thout
pl ates di spl ayed on publ i c
street/highway, dismissed, SO;
Samuel A. Proctor, 27, Montrose,
driving after revocation, $285,
open bottle law, dismissed, SO;
Troy C. Johnson, 39, Hamburg,
driving after suspension, unsuper-
vised probation six months, local
confinement 30 days, stay for six
months, no same or similar, no
driver license violations, $150,
Wi nthrop PD; Mandi M. Nuss-
baum, 33, Glencoe, disorderly
conduct-brawling or fighting, con-
tinued, unsupervised probation
one year, pay costs, restitution re-
served for 30 days, remain law-
abiding, no same or similar, no
contact with victim(s), with M.D.,
keep court/attorney informed of
current address, $100. Winthrop
PD.
The fol l owi ng fel oni es were
heard in District Court March 21-
27:
Orlando O. Castillo, 21, Arling-
ton, drugs-possess schedul e
1,2,3,4-not small amount of mari-
juana, supervised probation three
years, contact with probation pro-
vide list of prescribed medica-
tions to probation officer, follow all
instructions of probation, sign all
releases of information, psycho-
logical evaluation/treatment, fol-
low recommendation of evalua-
tion, chemical dependency evalu-
ation/treatment, random testing,
no alcohol/controlled substance
use, no possession of alcohol or
drugs, no non-prescription drugs,
remain law-abiding, Arlington PD;
Orlando O. Castillo, 21, Arlington,
assault-peace officer-demonstra-
ble bodily harm or throws/trans-
fers bodily fluids or feces, super-
vised probation three years, sen-
tence to service 5 days for inde-
terminate, local confinement 90
days credit for time served 45
days, supply DNA sample, con-
tact with probation, follow all con-
ditions set forth in the probation
agreement, follow all instructions
of probati on, si gn probati on
agreement, no alcohol/controlled
substance use, no possession of
alcohol or drugs, random testing,
sign all releases of information,
psychological evaluation/ treat-
ment, follow recommendations of
evaluation, chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, no non-pre-
scription drugs, remain law-abid-
ing, $210, SO.
SENIOR DINING
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $4.00
Meals are served at Highland
Commons dining room
Monday-Friday
Monday: Tator Tot casserole,
green beans, peaches, bread with
margarine, bar, low fat milk. 
Tuesday: Roast pork, whole
potatoes, buttered cabbage,
bread with margarine, rosy apple-
sauce, low fat milk.
Wednesday: Lasagna, Califor-
ni a bl end vegetabl es, l ettuce
salad with dressing, garlic bread,
margarine, pudding, low fat milk.
Thursday: Ginger citrus chick-
en, rice, fruit, mixed vegetables,
cake, low fat milk.
Friday: Tuna noodle casserole,
peas, cole slaw, bread with mar-
garine, cookie, low fat milk.
SIBLEY EAST ELEMENTARY
BREAKFAST MENU
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: Gripz, yogurt, juice,
milk.
Tuesday: Muffin, seeds, juice,
milk.
Wednesday: Mini pancakes,
juice, milk.
Thursday: Cereal bar, cheese
sticks, juice, milk.
Friday: Pop Tart, seeds, juice,
milk.
SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL
MENU
Arlington
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: French toast, sausage
links, hash browns, cucumbers,
carrot sticks, applesauce, milk.
Tuesday: Pasta, meat sauce,
cole slaw, garlic bread, fruit, milk.
Wednesday: Corn dog, oven
potato, brown beans, fruit, milk.
Thursday: Turkey, gravy,
mashed potatoes, corn, cranber-
ries, dessert, milk.
Friday: Tomato soup, toasted
cheese sandwich, pickle spears,
fruit, milk.
SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL
MENU
Gaylord
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: French toast sticks,
hash brown potato, sausage, cu-
cumbers, carrot sticks, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Taco salad.
Tuesday: Italian pasta, meat
sauce, cole slaw, peas, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Cold cut sandwich.
Wednesday: Corn dog, oven
potatoes, baked beans, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Nacho cheese/beef
dip.
Thursday: Turkey, gravy,
mashed potatoes, cranberries,
corn, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Salad bar.
Friday: Toasted cheese sand-
wich, tomato soup, green beans,
veggie sticks, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Pizzaburger.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Following the MN/USA
State Wrestling Tournament,
Sibley East youth wrestlers
began their quest to qualify
for the NYWA State Tourna-
ment, They first competed at
the district level and then the
region in order to qualify for
either the NYWA State Tour-
nament or State Invite.
Sibley East had 11 youth
wrestlers compete at the re-
cent Lakeville Region. All 11
youth wrestlers earned the
right to compete at either the
state tournament or state in-
vite.
The top four wrestlers in
each weight division earned
the right to compete at the
state tournament. The fifth
and sixth place winners
earned the right to compete at
the state invite.
Pre K - K Division
Tanner Johnson - sixth
1st/2nd Grade Division
Riley Drexler - second
Bryce Klancke - third
3rd/4th Grade Division
Drayden Morton - first
Gannon Rosenfeld - first
Logan Steele - sixth
Nick TenEyck - sixth
5th/6th Grade Division
Lincoln Carpenter - second
Derek Steele - fourth
Brandon O'Hara - sixth
7th/8th Grade Division
Thomas Battcher - sixth
SE youth wrestlers compete at region tourney
A tornado damaged at least
three farms in southwestern
Minnesota on Monday after-
noon, March 31, according to
the KNUJ Radio website.
There were no reported in-
juries.
The Yellow Medicine
County Sheriff’s Office said
the tornado was reported just
south of the City of St. Leo
late Monday afternoon.
At least three farms were
hit and machine sheds, grain
bins, outbuildings and homes
were damaged.
Before Monday’s twister in
Yellow Medicine County,
only 20 other March torna-
does have occurred in Min-
nesota since 1950. The earli-
est known March tornado in
Minnesota occurred about 10
miles southeast of St. James
in Watonwan County on
March 18, 1968.
Fourteen of those 20 March
tornadoes occurred in Min-
nesota on March 29, 1998.
That tornado hit Comfrey, St
Peter, Le Center, and Lons-
dale as well as nearby rural
areas. Two people died on
that day.
The most recent March tor-
nado in Minnesota occurred
near Elysian on March 19,
2012.
Tornado season in Minnesota is here
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, April 3, 2014, page 8
www.arlingtonmnnews.com
Blessings
[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem.
On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem,
and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law.
They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and
flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” Matthew 20: 17-19 NIV
Peace Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Arlington
Pastor Kurt Lehmkuhl
Worship: Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 8:15 a.m.
Commercial and Industrial Builders
Green Isle, MN 55338
ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551
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Arlington State Bank
Serving the Community Since 1895
BANKING SERVICES
964-2256
Arlington
A & N Radiator Repair
Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners
23228 401 Ave., Arlington
877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II
Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
MID-COUNTY
CO-OP
700 W. Lake St., Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-3700
or TOLL FREE: 1-888-466-3700
HUTCHINSON CO-OP
AGRONOMY
LEON DOSE,
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
th
Ave. NW • (507) 964-2251
Arlington Haus
Your Hometown Pub & Eatery
1986-2009
Arlington • 1-507-964-2473
STATE BANK OF
HAMBURG
100 Years. 100 Reasons.
Phone 952-467-2992
statebankofhamburg.com
CONVENIENCE
STORE
Hwy. 5 N., Arlington
507-964-2920
Homestyle Pizza
Real or Soft Serve Ice Cream
Gas – Diesel – Deli – Videos
(507)
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In a rare legal move, a
Roman Catholic diocese in
Minnesota is suing a diocese
in Ireland, alleging it trans-
ferred a priest to Minnesota
without warning that the man
had been accused of sexual
abuse, according to The Asso-
ciated Press.
A report by Minnesota Pub-
lic Radio News and KARE-
TV said the Diocese of New
Ulm filed the lawsuit in Feb-
ruary against the Diocese of
Clogher in Ireland and the
Servants of the Paraclete reli-
gious order.
In it, the New Ulm Diocese
claims it never would have ac-
cepted the Rev. Francis
Xavier Markey in 1981 if it
had been told about the alle-
gations against him.
Markey was ordained in
Ireland in 1952, and docu-
ments in several court cases
show he was accused of sexu-
ally abusing boys as early as
the 1960s. The documents
also show he had gone to
treatment before coming to
the U.S., and also received
treatment at a Paraclete facili-
ty in New Mexico.
The New Ulm Diocese said
Markey arrived in Willmar in
December 1981 and did some
temporary parish work. He
left the diocese seven months
later.
The New Ulm Diocese’s
lawsuit stems from a claim
filed last year by a man who
says Markey groped him and
his two brothers at their fami-
ly home in 1982, when
Markey was filling in at rural
churches in Henderson and
Jessenland.
Markey died in 2012 while
awaiting trial on child rape
charges in Ireland.
An attorney for the reli-
gious order told MPR and
KARE-TV that he had no
knowledge of the latest law-
suit. The Diocese of Clogher
didn’t return an email seeking
comment from The Associat-
ed Press.
But in court documents
filed in another Markey case,
the Diocese of Clogher said it
did not assign Markey to work
in Minnesota on its behalf,
and it has no record of ap-
proving Markey to transfer to
any program in Minnesota.
It is one of just a few cases
in which Catholic officials
have taken court action
against others in the church.
In 2003, the Diocese of San
Bernardino in California sued
the Diocese of Boston for
damages after church officials
in Boston failed to disclose a
priest’s history of sexual
abuse. The lawsuit, believed
to be the first time one diocese
has sued another, was later
dropped.
Legal experts and those
who have followed the issue
of clergy abuse say the New
Ulm Diocese may be looking
for others to share the blame,
as well others to share the cost
if the diocese is found liable.
“This is just something that
they’re doing to keep the mi-
croscope off them because if
the microscope focuses it’s
going to see what they did,”
said Pat Noaker, who repre-
sents the man accusing
Markey of abuse.
New Ulm Diocese sues Ireland diocese
over former priest accused of sex abuse
Church News
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Knights of Columbus Awards
The Arlington and Le Sueur councils of
the Knights of Columbus held an
awards night event at the Veterans
Building in Arlington on Thursday
night, March 27. Front Row: (left to
right) Gary Hartmann (60-Year Award)
and Tony Kloeckl (50-Year Award). Back
Row: (l to r) Tom Noack (Co-Knight of
the Year) and Pat Liebl (Knight Family
of the Year). Missing from the photo is
Shawn Battcher (Co-Knight of the
Year).
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN
(Missouri Synod)
Arlington
Vacancy Pastor
Harold Storm
Phone 507-964-2400
Thursday, April 3: 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for bulletin informa-
tion.
Sunday, April 6: 9:45 a.m.
Bible class. 10:45 a.m. Worship.
Wednesday, April 9: 6:00
p.m. Lenten Supper. 7:00 p.m.
Lenten Worship.
EVANGELICAL
COVENANT CHURCH
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
(507) 647- 5777
Parsonage (507) 647-3739
www.wincov.org
Sunday, April 6: 9:30 a.m.
Worship with Communion.
10:45 a.m. Sunday school.
Tuesday, April 8: 7:00 p.m.
Leadership team meeting.
Wednesday, April 9: 9:00 a.m.
Prayer coffee. 7:00 p.m. Book
discussion: ”The Emotionally
Healthy Church.”
Thursday, April 10: 9:30 a.m.
Women’s Bible study. 6:00 p.m.
Last MOPS-spa night. 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible study at Peik’s.
ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, April 4: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, April 6: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion.
10:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:15
a.m. Bible study with Rhonda.
3:30 p.m. Bible study with Pas-
tor.
Tuesday, April 8: 7:30 p.m.
Quarterly voters meeting.
Wednesday, April 9: 5:00
p.m. Lenten service. 6:00 p.m.
Potluck supper. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Confirmation and Wednesday
night school grades 1-5.
Thursday, April 10: 6:30 p.m.
Choir practice.
PEACE LUTHERAN
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
www.hispeace@frontiernet.net
Sunday, April 6: 8:15 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service.
Wednesday, April 9: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 6:00 p. m.
Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m. Lenten
service.
ZION LUTHERAN
Green Isle Township
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
April 4: 10:00 a.m. Deadline
for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, April 6: 10:30 a.m.
Worship. 3:30 p.m. Bible study
at St. Paul’s with Pastor.
Monday, April 7: 8:00 p.m.
Quarterly voters meeting.
Wednesday, April 9: 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Confirmation and
Wednesday night school grades
1-5 at St. Paul’s. 8:00 p. m.
Lenten service.
Thursday, April 10: 6:30 p.m.
Choir practice at St. Paul’s.
ZION LUTHERAN
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, April 6: 8:00 a.m.
Board of Ed meeting. 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Holy Communion.
10:00 a.m. Sunday school/fel-
lowship.
Tuesday, April 8 5:30 p.m.
ZCW spring gathering at Swed-
landa in Hector. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
TOPS in church basement.
Wednesday, April 9: 6:00
p.m. Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m.
Lenten service.
Thursday, April 10: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
cable. 2:00 p.m.
CREEKSIDE
COMMUNITY CHURCH
Christian & Missionary
Alliance
Pastor John Cherico
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
combb.net
Sunday, April 6: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school for children age
4-6th grade and Adult Sunday
school. 10:30 a.m. Challenge
Sunday worship service. Teen
Challenge Choir will be singing
and giving testimonies of bro-
kenness restored to a rejuvenat-
ed life in Christ. Potluck lunch
following service.
Wednesday, April 9: 7:00-
8:30 p.m. R.E.A.C.H. youth
group at Terry and Becky
Shogren’s home, 6th through
12th grade.
Thursday, April 10: 1:00 &
7:00 p.m. Women’s community
Bible study, “Revelation” at
Jean Olson’s home. 6:30 p.m.
Men’s community Bible study at
Chuck Peik’s home.
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
507-234-6770
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
UNITED METHODIST
Arlington
Rodney J. Stemme, Pastor
www.arlingtonunited
methodist.org
Saturday, April 5: 8:00 a.m.
A-Men men’s group.
Sunday, April 6: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship with Com-
munion. 10:15 a. m. Sunday
school.
Tuesday, April 8: 6:30 p.m.
Education-Outreach meeting.
7:30 p.m. Trustees
Wednesday, April 9: 6:00
p.m. Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m.
Lenten worship. 8:00 p. m.
Choir.
Thursday, April 10: 10:00
a.m. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Worship on cable TV. 1:00 &
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible study
at Jean Olson’s.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN
(WELS),
Arlington
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
WEBSITE:
www.stpaularlington.com
EMAIL:
Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul
arlington.com
Sunday, April 6: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Fami-
ly Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Wor-
ship with Communion. 6:30
p.m. Youth group meeting at the
school.
Monday, April 7; 7:00 p.m.
Elders’ meeting.
Tuesday, April 8: 3:45 p.m.
Public school Confirmation
class. 6:00 p.m. Counting Com-
mittee meeting and Outreach
meeting.
Wednesday, April 9: 2:45
p.m. Bible Study. 3:45 p.m.
Lenten afternoon service. 5:00
p.m. Lenten supper. 7:00 p.m.
Lenten evening service. 8:00
p.m. Choir practice and finance
board meeting.
Thursday, April 10: 10:00
a.m. Bulletin information due.
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Servic-
es on cable TV channel 8. 3:30-
5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Grades 3-8
spelling bee at Belle Plaine.
GAYLORD ASSEMBLY
OF GOD
Gaylord
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Sunday, April 6: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service with Com-
munion.
Wednesday, April 9: 6:30
p.m. Wednesday evening Bible
classes and Youth Focused. 8:00
p.m. Supper-Welcome!
ST. PAUL’S UNITED
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Henderson
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Deb Meyer, Pastor
Find us on Facebook:
St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Saturday, April 5: 3rd HS
youth event-grand slam.
Sunday, April 6: 8:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion. 9:00
a.m. Sunday school. 11:15 a.m.
Confirmation. 9:00 a.m.-1:00
p.m. Spring brunch.
Tuesday, April 8: 7:00 p.m.
Church council.
Wednesday, April 9: 6:00
p.m. Lenten supper, 7:00 p.m.
Lenten service.
ST. PAUL’S EV.
REFORMED CHURCH
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
952-467-3878
www.stpaulsrcus.org
Sunday, April 6: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and Adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship serv-
ice.
Tuesday, April 8: 7:00 p.m.
Consistory meeting.
Wednesday. April 9: 6:30-
8:00 p.m. Catechism class. 7:30
p.m. Youth fellowship.
ST. MARY, MICHAEL
AND BRENDAN AREA
FAITH COMMUNITY
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, April 4: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar). 4:45-8:00 p. m.
Jump for Joy (Mar).
Saturday, April 5: 5:00 p.m.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, April 6: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00-10:15 a.m. El-
ementary religious
education/youth Mass (Mar).
9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic). 10:30
a.m. Mass (Mar). 12:00 p.m.-
1:00p.m. Eucharistic Adoration
(Mar). 1:30 p.m. CHCW hosts
bingo (Mar).
Monday, April 7: KC spring
clothing drive April 7-13 (Mar).
8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 8:30 a.m.
Word and Communion (Mar).
8:00 p. m. AA and AlaNon
(Mar).
Tuesday, April 8: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 6:00 p.m.
VBS planning meeting (Mar).
Wednesday, April 9: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word
and Communion (Oak Terrace).
5:00-6:15 p.m. Lenten CCW
soup & sandwich (Mar). 5:00
p.m. Stations of the Cross Mass
(Bre). 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Mass
(Mar). 7:00-8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr.
High Elementary Religious Edu-
cation (Mar/ Mic). 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross (Mar/Mic).
Thursday, April 10: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre/Mic). 7:00 p.m.
Chrism Mass at Holy Trinity in
New Ulm. 7:30 p.m. Narcotics
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TRINITY LUTHERAN
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Rev. James Snyder,
Sunday, April 6: 9:00 a.m.
Uplifting Celebration at St.
Paul’s, Worship with The Ba-
sics. 10:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m.
Turkey buffet dinner.
Tuesday, April 8: 5:30 p.m.
Spring Gathering of MN Valley
Conference ELCA at Swedlanda
Lutheran, Hector.
Wednesday, April 9: 1:30
p.m. WELCA. 6:00 p.m. Soup
supper at Trinity. 7:00 p. m.
Lenten service.
7:00 a. m. Men’s Lenten
breakfast at American Lutheran.
The Sibley County Senior
Expo will be held at the Ar-
lington Community Center on
Tuesday, April 22.
Muffins, coffee and juice
will be served at 9 a.m. Local
providers will have informa-
tional booths on display.
Local crafters will have their
wares available throughout
the day.
People who would like to
have a craft/hobby booth can
contact the Sibley County
Extension Office at 507-237-
4100. There is no charge.
A raised bed gardening ses-
sion will be provided by the
Sibley County Master Gar-
deners and The Hoopsters
will perform in the morning
too.
A meal will be served at
noon. Dinner music will be
provided by The Best of the
Wurst.
Christian Lilienthal and his
exotic animals will be the
featured afternoon guest
speaker and will share a col-
lection of his animals and
world travels.
The day’s events will con-
clude at 2:15 p.m.
For more information, con-
tact the Sibley County Exten-
sion Office or the local Com-
munity Education.
Senior Expo planned for Tuesday, April 22
The Creekside Community
Church will welcome the
Minnesota Adult and Teen
Challenge at 10:30 a.m. Sun-
day, April 6.
Teen Challenge has a mis-
sion to assist individuals in
gaining freedom from chemi-
cal addictions and other life-
controlling problems by ad-
dressing their physical, emo-
tional and spiritual needs.
In their adult programs,
they offer both shorter term
intensive treatment and long-
term faith-based recovery.
These two distinct offerings
allow them to effectively
serve individuals with a
broad spectrum of addiction
issues.
Teen Challenge has a
proven track record of suc-
cess. They have a GED pro-
gram for those seeking to
complete their high school
educations. Their three loca-
tions are Minneapolis, Du-
luth, and Brainerd. They offer
marriage and family therapy,
as well as individual and
group counseling. Teen pro-
grams are also available in
Minneapolis.
On Sunday, April 6, Min-
nesota Adult and Teen Chal-
lenge will bring their choir,
great singing and inspiring
testimonies of brokenness re-
stored to a rejuvenated life. A
free barbecue luncheon will
follow the event. Church
members and community res-
idents are welcome.
Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge is
coming to Creekside Community Church
AGRICULTURE
Misc. Farm Items
LIESKE TRACTOR
Wanted: Your OLD TRACTORS,
any condition, make or model. We
also specialize in new and used
TRACTOR PARTS AND REPAIR.
Call Kyle. Located west of Hender-
son. (612) 203-9256.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lost, Found
Lost: A black reversible coat with
gray fuzzy lining. Taken from St.
Mary’s Church, Arlington after Rita
Ryan’s funeral. It had several sets
of keys i n the pocket. Pl ease
check your closet to see if you
have the correct coat. Please call
(507) 964-5598 or (507) 317-4443
if you have found it.
Notice
SUMMER TRAVEL to Germany and
Prague. July 9-22. Five seats left.
Experiences tour leaders. Request
free brochure. (320) 587-5215.
AUTOMOTIVE
Motorcycles
Suzuki. Need a Dealer? Jungclaus
Motor Sports, Gl encoe, Si nce
1999. (320) 864-8526.
Parts, Repair
$$ DOLLARS PAID $$ Junk vehi-
cles, repairable cars/trucks. FREE
TOWING. Flatbed/ wrecker serv-
ice. Immediate pick up. Monday-
Sunday, serving your area 24/7.
(952) 220-TOWS.
EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
CONKLIN© DEALERS NEEDED!
Lifetime career in marketing, man-
agement and applying “Green” prod-
ucts made in America. Full time/ part
time. For a free catalog call Franke’s
Conklin Service now at (320) 238-
2370. www.frankemarketing.com.
General Labor. Spartan Staffing, a
TruBlue Company, is hiring for im-
mediate General Labor positions in
Winthrop, MN. Duties to include
stacking, labeling, lifting, packaging,
palletizing, and shrink wrapping.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. fre-
quently; must have a solid work his-
tory, good attendance, and punctual-
ity. 1st, 2nd and 3rd rotating shifts.
Wage $13.00/hr. Positions are long
term potenti al , temp-to-hi re. To
appl y onl i ne go to ww.spar-
tanstaffing.com, email resume to
3418-br@spartanstaffing.om or call
320-587-0400. Text SPARTAN to
27697 for job alerts.
Owner/Operators with step-deck
trailer for interstate trucking in
lower 48 states and Canada. Call
Kohout Trucking, Inc. (320) 444-
4108.
EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
TEMPORARY POSITION
PeopleService, Inc. is seeking a
self-motivated individual to assist
at the water/wastewater treatment
facility in Arlington from May-Octo-
ber. Incumbent will perform equip-
ment maintenance, jet sewer lines,
etc. Prior experience repairing
pumps and operating heavy equip-
ment helpful. Must possess a valid
driver¹s license with clean record.
Appl y on-l i ne at www.peopl e
service.com or call HR at 1-877-
774-4311. EEO/AAP/Drug-free
Workplace.
Work Wanted
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling
of kitchens, bathrooms, hanging
doors and wi ndows, pai nti ng,
sheet rocking, texturizing or any
minor repairs inside or outside.
Wi l l al so do cl eani ng of base-
ments/garages. Call (320) 848-
2722 or (320) 583-1278.
Shingling and/or steel roofing job.
Also doing siding. David Brown or
Larry Brown (320) 765-8848, (320)
905-0894.
FOR SALE
Give Aways
$10.00 Gi ft Card to use on
www.neohasgifts.com to shop and
buy top sellers in gifts, collectibles,
home, garden and seasonal decor.
Give your home a makeover in-
doors and out. Email info@neo-
hasgifts.com your name and ad-
dress to receive your card. Eu-
gene Grack Online Shop, New
Auburn, MN.
Heating/Air Conditioning
Special-95% Goodman gas fur-
nace and programmable thermo-
stat, $2,200 installed or AC unit,
$1,900 installed. J&R Plumbing
Heating AC, Lester Prairie (320)
510-5035.
Household Goods
Used dining room table with six
chai rs wi th cl oth seats. Wi th
boards to extend table. Call (320)
510-1113.
Lawn, Garden
Our Garden and Gifts Center is
now open for Spring! Save on bulk
vegetabl e, organi c and fl ower
seeds. Half price on Scott’s grass
seed. Burpee seeds 20-50% off.
THIS OLD HOUSE “Garden and
Gifts,” Highway 5 SW, Arlington.
(507) 964-5990
FOR SALE
Wanted To Buy
WANTED TO BUY: Old signs all
types, farm primitive painted furni-
ture all types, cupboards, cubby
units, locker and pool wire bas-
kets, wood & metal pieces with
lots of drawers, old pre-1960 holi-
day decorations, industrial/school
items such as metal racks, stools,
workbenches, lightning rods and
balls, weather vanes, architectural
items like corbels and stain glass
windows. Gas station and oil relat-
ed items from signs to pumps,
dress forms, old store fixtures,
chandeliers, old lighting fixtures,
mantels, hardware store parts,
bins, feed/grain/seed related items
and ol d cement statuary/bi rd
baths. We buy one item and entire
estates. Check out the barns, attic
and basement. Don’t get a dump-
ster until you call us first. We are
local. (612) 590-6136 or email
rb7579@msn.com.
Wanted: Motorcycles, ATV’s. Buy-
ing most brands, ALL years, run-
ni ng or not. Jungcl aus Motor
Sports (320) 864-8526.
REAL ESTATE
Land
Building site consisting of 2.5 or 5
acres north of Olivia. Call (320)
295-1521.
RENTAL
Apartment
2BR Apartment wi th garage,
water/sewer/garbage included.
$450/mo. No pets. New Auburn
(320) 327-2928.
Village Cooperative of Hutchinson
(320) 234-7761. 55+ Senior living.
One-2BR, 2BA unit available. Call
for your tour! Come in and check
out our many amenities and how
to receive homeowner benefits
with Cooperative Living! Equal
Housing Opportunity.
1BR available NOW! FREE HEAT,
pri vate porch, wal k-i n cl osets,
washer/dryer in each apartment,
Arlington. AMBERFIELD PLACE
800-873-1736.
2BR, 1BA dupl ex i n Arl i ngton.
Laundry, si ngl e garage, qui et
nei ghborhood. NO PETS. No
smoking. Application, background
check, 12 month lease. $550 de-
posit, rent $550. Available immedi-
ately. (612) 236-5304
RENTAL
Apartment
Beautiful main floor 2BR and up-
stairs 1BR apartments in Arlington
. No pets, no smoking. Both avail-
able April 1. (507) 381-1463.
Updated, spacious one and two
BR apartments in Renville. In-
cludes heat, water garbage. New
stove, fridge, air conditioner. Pet-
friendly. Call (320) 564-3351 for
appointment.
House
Gaylord: Nice single family home
in great neighborhood. 4BR, 2BA,
large corner lot, nice deck, huge
garage. $895. First month half off.
(763) 972-8111.
Want To Rent
Wanted: Farmland to rent 2014
and beyond. Curtis Weckwerth
(507) 380-9128, Wayne Franzeen
(507) 380-2466.
Young farmer looking for land to
rent for 2014 and beyond. Com-
petitive rates and reference avail-
able. Call Austin Blad (320) 221-
3517.
SALES
Garage Sales
Moving Sale – Pay what you think
it’s worth. If you think it should be
free, it’s free. April 5, 8 a.m. -6
p.m. – 8486 Tagus Ave., Brownton
Antiques and collectables, furni-
ture, wide variety of books, toys
for all ages, household good and
much more.
Pl an now for the ARLINGTON
CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES May
9-10. Watch for more details to
come!
SERVICES
Building Contractors
30 Years professional home repair
service. Interior/exterior. Fair rates
for quality work. Call (320) 359-
0333.
Farm
FARM DRAINAGE Farm
drai nage company from the
Stewart/Hutchinson area is look-
ing for tiling in summer months.
Ewert Bros. Inc. is a 4th genera-
tion tiling company established in
1908. We do quality work and
have competitive prices. Email
jewert@hutchtel.net.
Misc. Service
LIMO/PARTY BUS Avai l abl e for
weddings, shuttles, Twins, bache-
lor(ette) parties, birthday or busi-
ness. Contact Dina (612) 940-2184
or www.theurbanexpress.com for
more info.
Tax Preparation
BluMark LLC. Income tax and ac-
counting services. Randy Marttinen
(952) 210-8721 www.blumarkllc.com
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every other weekend.
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• Full-Time Director of Nursing Services, must be RN
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The Good Samaritan Society - Arlington would like to thank all who donated in
some form to the Annual Tour of Tables. Your support is greatly appreciated. We
could not host such a wonderful event without your help. This year’s proceeds will
go toward the Rehab Room project at the Care Center.
* Our table hosts & hostesses for the beautiful tables
* Sommer Brockhoff, Kelly Ungar and Emily Holmquist
* United Youth Missions
* High Island Clovers 4-H Club
* St. Mary’s & St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Youth Group
* Cedar Paddle Band
* Arlington Good Samaritan Society advisory board members
* Arlington Good Samaritan Society staff
* Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Sibley County Chapter
* Chef Craig’s
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Angie Pflanz
Arlington Cenex
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Arlington Lido Theatre
Arlington Liquor
Arlington State Bank
Barb Meyers
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Brau Motors of Arlington
Brazil Auto of Green Isle
Carol Mader
Carol Wendt
Cenex Green Isle
Chanhassen Dinner
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Darlene Pichelmann
DJ Shoes of Arlington
Ellie Kroells
Eric Reetz Family
Grand Casino
Great Lakes Aquarium
GSS Auxiliary
Haggenmiller Lumber
Healing Essence
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Holiday Inn of Mankato
Jan Krapf
Jane Scharpe
Jasken Family
Jason and Tiffany
Brockhoff
Jean Olson
Jenny Weckwerth
Jerry’s HQ of Arlington
John Zaske
Juanita Kube
Judy Luskey
Kim Melius
Kurt Menk
Lavonne Frauendienst
Liberty Station of
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Liv Aveda of Mankato
Locher Brothers
Nancy Maloney
Napa of Arlington
Noack Dental of
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Mainstreet Stylists
Maureen Goblirsch
Meyers Family
Minnesota Arboretum
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Mystic Lake Casino
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Randy Martin
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Rich and Roseann Nagel
Ruth Narr
Sam’s Club of Mankato
Scott Equipment Co.
Shear Designs
Shirley Weckwerth
St. Paul Saints
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Green Isle
Stacie Swenson
Teresa Kleist
Thomes Brothers
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For those we may have missed, your support is very
appreciated. We hope to see you all next year!
Thank You!
City of Arlington • Arlington Township • Dryden Township
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The Sibley East speech team consists of four stu-
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Ben Steinborn, coach Shannon Hruska, Kirsten
Campbell and Zack Klaers. Sibley East will compete in
the section meet at Belle Plaine at 4:15 p.m. Friday,
April 4. Raghu will compete in Informative while
Klaers will compete in Discussion. Due to the music
trip, Campbell (Humorous) and Steinborn (Extempora-
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meet.
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