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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 129 • Number 40 • Thursday, April 4, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Kurt Menk
The lone traffic signal
along Highway 5 in Arlington
will be deactivated on Thurs-
day, April 4, according to the
Minnesota Department of
Transportation (Mn/DOT).
The deactivation was origi-
nally scheduled for March,
but was delayed so MnDOT
forces could repaint the
pedestrian crosswalk mark-
ings on Highway 5.
Motorists on Highway 5 in
Arlington will no longer need
to stop at the intersection
with Main Street, according
to Mn/DOT. However, mo-
torists and cross traffic on
Main Street will need to heed
a stop sign before entering
the intersection when it is
Mn/DOT crews will cover
the signal lights on Thursday,
April 4 and add the following
• Traffic Control Change
Ahead signs on all four ap-
proaches (Highway 5 and
Main Street)
• Stop Ahead warning signs
on both Main Street ap-
• Stop signs with flashing
LED lights on both Main
Street approaches
• Cross traffic does not
stop signs on both Main
Street approaches below the
stop signs
• Temporary pedestrian
crossing signs on the norther-
ly Highway 5 approach
In conjunction with the
traffic signal deactivation,
MnDOT will be evaluating
the intersection’s operations
over a 90-day period. If no
adverse impacts to traffic op-
erations are observed from
the traffic signal deactivation,
the traffic signal will be re-
moved as part of this sum-
mer’s resurfacing project on
Highway 5. In addition to
expected crash reduction ben-
efits, the removal of the traf-
fic signal would also result in
cost savings to both the City
of Arlington and MnDOT.
As part of the proposed re-
moval of the signal, MnDOT
is currently working with the
City of Arlington on the
placement of pedestrian-acti-
vated flashing warning signs
to facilitate the crossing of
Highway 5.
Mn/DOT said the evalua-
tion and potential removal of
the signal is to improve traffic
flow and safety. The current
and forecasted traffic is not
high enough to warrant the
traffic signal at Highway 5
and Main Street that has been
in place for at least 30 years,
according to MnDOT
The replacement of the
traffic signal with through-
stop control (a two-way stop)
is expected to reduce the fre-
quency and severity of crash-
es, based on crash records
from other urban through-
stop controlled intersections
on the state highway system,
with similar volumes of traf-
fic, according to Mn/DOT. It
is believed that through-stop
controlled intersections have
fewer crashes because mo-
torists are required to be at-
tentive and actively look for a
safe gap in traffic, rather than
relying on a traffic signal in-
dication that does not tell the
motorist if it is safe to enter
the intersection.
Traffic signal at Highway 5, Main Street
in Arlington to be deactivated on April 4
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Monday night, April 1, se-
lected five finalists for the
open city administrator posi-
The City Council, at the
meeting, did not release the
names until the individuals
agreed to be finalists.
Mayor Jim Kreft released
the names of the five finalists
to the Arlington Enterprise on
Tuesday evening.
The five finalists are Dana
Hedberg, Scott Weske, Kerry
Venier, Liza Bonabauer and
Abraham Algadi.
Hedberg is the operations
manager for Ramsey County.
Weske is the city adminis-
trator for the City of
Venier is the city clerk-trea-
surer for the City of Silver
Bonabauer is the city clerk-
department head for the City
of Clearwater in Kansas.
Algadi’s most recent posi-
tion was as the city adminis-
trator for the City of Pine Is-
The finalists will be inter-
viewed on Friday, April 19
and Saturday, April 20.
The City Council hopes to
offer the position to the top
candidate on Saturday, April
The ultimate goal is to have
the city administrator on
board by June 1.
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Tuesday night, Jan. 22,
unanimously approved a mo-
tion to approve a proposal
from Brimeyer Fursman,
LLC, Maplewood, to conduct
an executive search for a new
administrator for the City of
The City Council made the
move after it had earlier and
unanimously accepted the
resignation of City Adminis-
trator Matt Jaunich effective
Friday, Feb. 8. Jaunich was
hired as the first ever Sibley
County administrator.
The cost for the executive
search will be $18,875.
The City Council, inciden-
tally, used Brimeyer Furs-
man, LLC, to conduct its
search for a new city admin-
istrator during 2007. Jaunich
was hired as a result of that
Finalists chosen for city administrator position
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Electronic signs at two locations on West Main Street
inform motorists that the traffic signal will be turned
off on Thursday, April 4.
By Dave Pedersen
The expected expansion of
Medicaid as part of the feder-
al government’s Affordable
Care Act could result in an
increase of 9,000 individuals
who would qualify to be
served by the South Country
Health Alliance (SCHA).
The news came from Leota
Lind, CEO of SCHA in her
report to the Sibley County
Board of Commissioners at
the meeting on Tuesday,
March 26.
South Country Health Al-
liance is a county-based pur-
chasing health plan that
began operating in 2001. It
now provides health care
benefits for about 23,700
men, women and children of
all ages.
Lind said there is a bill
moving in the legislature that
would convert the Minneso-
taCare program to a basic
health plan as part of the af-
fordable health care act.
If the legislation passes, the
poverty guidelines will
change and more members
could be enrolled in SCHA
programs. There will be cer-
tain benefits that must be pro-
vided, also impacting health
care providers.
As the first multi-county
based purchasing health plan
in the nation, South Coun-
try’s mission is to empower
and engage members to be as
healthy as they can be, build
connections with local agen-
cies and providers who deliv-
er quality services to the 11
counties served.
Benefit programs include
AbilityCare, SeniorCare
Complete, Minnesota Senior
Care Plus, MinnesotaCare
and Medical Assistance.
As of December, Sibley
County had 1,275 members,
which is five percent of the
organization’s total, which
has remained consistent.
Gaylord has the most with
348 members, followed by
Arlington at 286 and both
Henderson and Winthrop at
SCHA funds a community
care connector in Sibley
County, Rachel Fruhwirth,
who acts as a local resource
for both county workers and
members and helps improve
the efficiency and quality of
service provided in the inte-
grated care model.
“The community care coor-
dinator is unique to South
Country Health Alliance,”
noted Lind. “It brings
tremendous value to mem-
bers, providing a local expert
who knows the resources that
are available and offered by
public health and human
Lind added that Fruhwirth
has worked in the county for
five years and that her role
will change with the coming
health care reform.
In Sibley County, South
Country is the sole health
plan option for residents eli-
gible for all programs listed
above except for Minneso-
Financial Status
Lind reported a positive
SCHA year end fund balance
of about $4 million, a major
gain after three years of sig-
nificant losses. Lind took
over as CEO about two years
Lind plans to present two
yearly reports to the counties.
One in the spring will focus
on enrollment and demo-
graphics. In the fall, Lind will
return to present more infor-
mation about services and
A major goal this year for
SCHA is to locate more den-
tal providers. The shortage of
participants is a state-wide
issue with only one in Sibley
County (Dr. Howard Noack).
Lind added that many den-
tists are not accepting new
patients. SCHA has contract-
ed with the Open Door Mo-
bile Dental Clinic.
Primary care clinics are
used by half of the members
in the Sibley County area, at-
tending clinics in Arlington,
Gaylord, Glencoe and
Winthrop. Others go to
Mankato, New Ulm and other
neighbor counties.
The Medical Assistance
program that provides health
and prescription drug cover-
age for low-income people
covers 73 percent of the
county members.
AbilityCare (five percent)
is for members age 18-64
who are certified disabled
and eligible for medical assis-
tance. MinnesotaCare (nine
percent) is a health care pro-
gram for residents who do
not have access to affordable
SeniorCare Complete (12
percent) is a program for sen-
iors that combine Medicaid
and Medicare coverage under
one plan. MSC+ (1 percent)
is for low income seniors eli-
gible for medical assistance.
Living Arrange-
Lind said SCHA tries to
identify living arrangements
of its members. There are
three main groups including
those in nursing homes (29
percent), those living at home
but are supported by health
services (48 percent) and
those living at home with no
Health Care
Continued on page 6
Health care reform will
impact county provider
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
Is a deficit budget becom-
ing the norm at Sibley East?
It looks like it will be the
case again for the 2013-14
school year, but Interim Su-
perintendent John Langen-
brunner challenges the board
to work towards a balanced
The Sibley East School
Board reviewed the district’s
2012-13 revised budget and
saw the initial proposed
budget for the 2013-14 school
year at a special meeting held
on Tuesday, April 2.
The special meeting was
held in place of the regular
March board meeting that
was canceled due to weather
on March 18.
District Business Manager
Janna Tessmer reviewed the
current year’s budget along
with the general operating,
food service operating, and
community service operating
District Technology Direc-
tor Cathy Wills also presented
an update on the district’s
technology budget.
In the district’s adopted
budget that was effective July
1, 2012, revenues were pro-
jected to be $12,574,745.
The revised budget projects
revenues for the year at
One reason for the almost
$200,000 increase is an in-
creased enrollment of 24 stu-
Expenses in the adopted
budget were projected at
$12,982,393, which left total
spending at a negative
The expenses in the revised
budget decreased by
$123,412 to $12,858,981 de-
creasing the projected deficit
for the year to minus
Tessmer reported that there
was no one big thing, but
rather a number of factors
that contributed to the de-
crease in the expenses includ-
ing fewer long-term subs and
contract negotiations that re-
duced expenses.
General Fund
The general operating fund
balance continues to de-
crease. The fund balance is
expected to be $2,180,515
when the fiscal year comes to
an end on June 30, 2013.
The balance in this fund
was $2,984,809 at the end of
the 2010-11 school year and
$2,702,701 as of June 30
The general operating fund
balance is projected to be
$1,983,649, a decrease of
more than one million dollars
over two years.
The biggest factor in the
significant decrease in the
general operating fund is the
Project Ed.21 iPad initiative
that the board approved last
Food Service
The food service operating
budget continues to grow.
Langenbrunner said the con-
Continued on page 7
Sibley East deficit spending continues
into the next budget year as general
operating fund decreases, report says
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, April 4, 2013, page 2
Sibley Medical Center &
Sibley Medical Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
Sibley Medical Center and Sibley Medical Foundation are pleased
to announce we are offering scholarships to several
Sibley County 2013 graduating seniors who are pursuing
a career in the healthcare industry.
We would be honored to review your application.
Application deadline is April 16, 2013
Instructions and applications can be obtained from the following locations:
Sibley County High School Counselor offices,
SMC clinic locations in Arlington, Gibbon, Henderson or Winthrop
SMC website at www.sibleymedical.org,
Contacting Jeni at 507-964-8438.
Your Partner in Care for Life
We would like to thank to all who were involved in our fundraiser
for Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors on Saturday March
23rd. Especially all those that donated prizes, helped work the
event, bought a raffle ticket, sold raffle tickets, attended the event,
and the Arlington Dugout for hosting and helping. All of you helped
raise $22,500 that will go towards making a home handicap acces-
sible for one of our injured veterans. THANK YOU!
Matt & Kelly Scharping
“It is truly heartwarming to hear the results of
this event and the efforts that people have made
to make a difference for our injured Veterans. We
live in the greatest Country in the world and
such benevolence proves it. A special thanks to
every single person who helped make this event
a success and I promise that every cent raised
will go directly towards improving the life of a
wounded Veteran.” - Jared Allen
Thursday, April 4: Arlington Ambulance Service,
7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
Friday, April 5: Arlington Veteran’s Organiza-
tion’s Steak Fry, Veteran’s building at fairgrounds,
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 8: Arlington Chamber of Com-
merce, Arlington City Tech Center, 110 4th Ave.,
noon luncheon.
Arlington Township Board, Arlington Community
Center, 7:30 p.m.
Arlington VFW Post 6031, Veteran’s building at
fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9: American Legion Post #250,
Veteran’s building at fairgrounds, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10: The Minnesota River Area
Agency on Aging trained health insurance are
available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sibley Med-
ical Center in Arlington. To schedule help at a dif-
ferent time or location, contact the Senior Linkage
Line at 800-333-2433.
Arlington A’s Baseball board, Arlington Haus, 7
Thursday, April 11: Golden Age Club, senior cit-
izen’s building at Four Seasons Park, noon lunch-
eon followed by meeting and entertainment.
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256
Fax (507) 964-5550
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
After Rodeo Party Friday at Club New Yorker featuring Eagle River Band & Saturday at Henderson Roadhaus featuring Trailer Trash!
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In Loving Memory of
Inze Koester
who passed away 1 year ago
April 5, 2012
~ To Those I Love ~
When I am gone, just release me,
let me go – so I can move into my
afterglow. You mustn’t tie me down
with your tears; let’s be happy
that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only
guess how much you gave me in
happiness. I thank you for the love
you each have shown, but now
it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me awhile, if grieve
you must, then let your grief be
comforted with trust. It’s only for
a while that we must part, so bless
the memories within your heart.
And then, when you must come
this way alone, I’ll greet you with
a smile and a “Welcome Home.”
Sadly missed by her family
& Bake Sale
Sun., April 7
Serving 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
Peace Lutheran
514 Freedom Dr., Arlington
Menu: Hot dish, salads
(fruit & vegetable),
rolls, dessert or pie,
coffee or milk.
5-12 yrs:
Under 4: FREE
Bridal Shower
Afton Mackenthun
bride-to-be of
Dexter Kuphal
Sat., April 13
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran
Gaylord, MN
Registered at
Target & Kohl’s
Thank You
Thank you to all who stopped
at the Arlington State Bank to
wish me well on my retirement.
The calls, cards and hugs were
very thoughtful and much ap-
I have enjoyed my years at the
bank being able to help and
enjoy the customers plus being
a part of our great community.
Kay Schumacher
News Briefs
Shed destroyed in fire
A shed at the Duane Baggenstoss residence, south-
west of Gaylord, was destroyed in a fire at around 7:54
a.m. Saturday, March 30, according to Arlington Fire
Chief John Zaske.
The Arlington Fire Department was called to the
scene and provided mutual aid to the Gaylord Fire De-
Accident in City of Henderson
A two-vehicle accident reportedly occurred at the in-
tersection of Main Street and Fifth Street in Henderson
on Monday, April 1, according to the Sibley County
Sheriff’s Department.
A vehicle driven by Margaret Parks, 70, Redwood
Falls, was exiting the Wager’s Red Owl parking lot and
collided with a westbound 1998 Ford Ranger driven by
Terry Lind, 58, Braham.
Lind suffered minor injuries. Parks and her passenger
were transported to the New Prague Community Hospi-
tal where they were held for evaluation.
Both vehicles were a total loss, according to the sher-
iff’s department.
Burglary at storage shed
Some tools were reportedly taken from a storage shed
in rural Winthrop on Thursday evening, March 28, ac-
cording to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department.
Darwin resident Bert Bauer reported the incident to
authorities on Friday, March 29.
The incident is under investigation by the Sibley
County Sheriff’s Department.
Scharpe is a new member
Caleb Scharpe, Arlington, is a new junior member of
the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schu-
mann, CEO of the national organization with headquar-
ters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Junior members of the Association are eligible to reg-
ister cattle in the American Angus Association, partici-
pate in programs conducted by the National Junior
Angus Association and take part in Association-spon-
sored shows and other national and regional events.
The American Angus Association is the largest beef
breed association in the world, with more than 25,000
active adult and junior members.
Chamber meeting is April 8
The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold
its regular monthly meeting in the conference room at
the Sibley Medical Center on Monday, April 8. A lunch-
eon will be held at 11:45 a.m. while the meeting will
follow at 12:15 p.m. Vice President Todd Sandberg will
grill the food.
The meeting will center around plans for the Town &
Country Days which are planned for Friday, June 14,
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. Committee
chairperson Matt Carney will share the various funding
sources and the approximate expenses for the celebra-
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Construction on the CapX 2020 Transmission Line
continues about one mile north of Arlington. CapX
2020 is a joint initiative of 11 transmission-owning
utilities in Minnesota and the surrounding region to
upgrade and expand the electric transmission grid to
ensure continued reliable and affordable service, ac-
cording to the Sibley County website. The CapX2020
projects include three 345 kV transmission lines and
a 230 kV line. It is the largest development of new
transmission in the upper Midwest in 30 years. The
projects are projected to cost approximately $1.9 bil-
lion and cover a distance of more than 700 miles in
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wiscon-
sin. The new infrastructure will provide a foundation
for the region’s projected electric growth as well as
connect into renewable energy sources in southern
and western Minnesota and the Dakotas. Generally,
the utility poles will consist of single pole structures
that are between 140 feet and 170 feet in height and
spaced approximately 800 feet to 1000 feet apart. The
proposed transmission route in Sibley County will be
constructed in the following townships: Moltke, Bis-
marck, Transit, Dryden, Arlington, Jessenland, Wash-
ington Lake, and Faxon. Great River Energy will be
the lead agency for the construction of the project in
Sibley County.
CapX 2020 Transmission Line
By Kurt Menk
Sibley East elementary art
teacher Amanda Feterl has
been chosen as one of 10 fi-
nalists for the 2013 Min-
nesota Teacher of the Year
A selection panel of 25
leaders in the areas of edu-
cation, business, govern-
ment and non-profits select-
ed the finalists from a group
of 39 semifinalists. There
were 135 Teacher of the
Year candidates for this pro-
gram year.
The selection panel meets
again May 4 to conduct in-
dividual interviews with the
10 finalists and to cast votes
for the 2013 Minnesota
Teacher of the Year.
The 2012 Minnesota
Teacher of the Year, Jackie
Roehl of the Edina School
District, will announce this
year’s honoree at a banquet
at the Minneapolis Marriott
Northwest in Brooklyn Park
on Sunday, May 5.
This is the 49th anniver-
sary of the program.
Feterl is a 1997 graduate
of the Sibley East Senior
High School.
Amanda Feterl is finalist for Teacher of the Year
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, April 4, 2013, page 3
Business & Professional
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Medical, Vaccination Services
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By Dave Pedersen
In order to get the word
out, the Sibley County Board
of Commissioners passed a
resolution announcing the of-
ficial policy for who can har-
vest hay from county road
ditches during the meeting on
Tuesday morning, March 26.
The policy says the land
owner adjacent to the ditch
has rights to the hay unless
written permission is given to
someone else to take it. This
policy involves county high-
ways and township roads.
Contracts are let out for state
County Commissioner Jim
Nytes gave an example of a
situation of someone claim-
ing hay in a ditch because
many years ago someone let
them have it. Nytes wants a
simple policy so everyone is
on the same page.
County Attorney David
Schauer said the county could
create an ordinance, which is
more binding and has more
teeth than a policy. The board
thought a policy would work
at this time.
Nytes said this has become
an issue because farmers are
talking about thousands of
dollars generated from ditch
hay these days when it used
to be worth very little.
County Commissioner Jim
Swanson said this also can be
discussed at the upcoming
annual meeting of township
officers on Friday, April 19.
Other Business
• In other news, County
Administrator Matt Jaunich
introduced Diana Karau as
his part-time clerical assis-
The board approved re-
scinding the policy of how
items are put on the county
board agenda. Jaunich wants
it to be his job to filter infor-
mation given by staff.
Jaunich also wants to put
more items on a consent
agenda, passed at the start of
meetings to help save time.
This includes routine items
presented each month such as
minutes and license ap-
County Commissioner Bill
Pinske asked for one excep-
tion that audited claims be
considered separately. Jau-
nich said anything can be
talked about or changed in
the consent agenda, but he is
willing to make it separate if
the board feels more comfort-
• Jaunich presented a reso-
lution that he received prior
to the meeting from the Asso-
ciation of Minnesota Coun-
ties regarding support for
transportation funding.
The resolution passed by
the board notes that Minneso-
ta counties have had to rely
increasingly on the property
tax to maintain roads and
bridges. The annual funding
gap for counties has resulted
in deferring basic mainte-
nance, delaying expansion
projects with resulting safety
concerns, mounting conges-
tion and missed economic
growth for businesses and
The document says that
transportation-related jobs
put over $2.8 billion in the
pockets of Minnesotans and
generated almost $195 mil-
lion in income tax revenue in
According to the Federal
Highway Administration,
every $1 billion invested in
highway construction would
support about 27,800 jobs.
• In commissioner reports,
County Commissioner Joy
Cohrs attended the AMC leg-
islative meeting where she
learned that 75 percent of all
911 calls are from cell
phones. If your phone has a
GPS capacity you will have a
better chance of being found.
• Nytes attended the Rural
Energy Board meeting in-
volving 18 counties. He said
his motion to oppose a state
legislative bill proposing a re-
newable energy standard that
includes four percent solar
energy was passed unani-
Nytes said the new stan-
dard would cause a hardship
of increased electric bills in
the future.
• Pinske said the Trailblaz-
er Transit Joint Powers Board
conducted a special meeting
where it increased the pay for
drivers and dispatchers.
County clarifies who makes hay in road ditches
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Easter Bunny
Paris Kube, 7, visited with the Easter
Bunny during an event sponsored by
the A-GI Women of Today at the Sibley
East Senior High School on Saturday
morning, March 30. She is the daughter
of Jason and Hilary Kube, Arlington.
She is also the granddaughter of
Howard and Deb Brinkman, Robert and
Stella Meyers, and Wayne and Wendy
Kube, all of Arlington.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, April 4, 2013, page 4
Two inmates walk away
from a prison which
lacks a fence in Duluth
Our View: It is a wonder more
prisoners don’t walk away
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Guest Column
Letter To The Editor
Two scam artists apparently walked away from a mini-
mum-security federal prison camp in Duluth last Saturday,
according to an article in the Star Tribune. It did not take
much of an effort as the prison camp lacks a fence and op-
erates on the honor system.
The prison camp, which houses approximately 840 male
inmates in dormitory-style buildings near the Duluth air-
port, has a gym, a theater and a recreational center. In addi-
tion, the facility has a hobby craft area where inmates can
participate in ceramics, drawing and leather craft activities.
One individual, who was an inmate there in the 1980s,
wrote in an online memoir, “Anybody can walk out at any
time.” He further commented that half of the prisoners who
left while he was there walked back in voluntarily, “usually
coming from a (forbidden) trip to the local liquor store or a
clandestine conjugal visit at a nearby motel.” The prison-
ers, one warden said, have themselves for a guard.
A few years ago, Forbes magazine rated this prison as
one of the top dozen places to do federal time.
It is an embarrassment for any state, especially Minneso-
ta, to have a prison of this type. However, what is worse is
that the Bureau of Prisons authorized one of these escaped
inmates to be housed there in the first place. This escaped
inmate has a history of breaking the law and walking be-
fore a trial. In addition, this escaped inmate bilked in-
vestors out of $26.3 million and evaded income taxes and
he gets sent to a federal prison camp which has no fence
and apparently no supervision.
The purpose of a prison is to punish and rehabilitate the
offender and protect the rest of society. This federal prison
camp does none of that and the Bureau of Prisons does not
help matters either with its idiotic placements.
It is a wonder more inmates don’t walk away from this
federal prison camp for good. However, with the plush liv-
ing conditions and lack of security and supervision, maybe
those are the reasons these prisoners stay there.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
April 5
Helen Vos, Isaac Rabe, Mike Stock,
James Grabitske, Mia Stender, Scott
Pepin, and Mr. and Mrs. James
April 6
In Memory Of JoAnn Kley, John
Burtyk, Laura Meyer, Marshall
Rabe, Rachel Machetemes, Megan
Koepp, and Mr. and Mrs. Curt
April 7
Amanda Nerud, Brennen Sandburg,
Ray Farniok, Jr. and Stacy Pauly.
April 8
Dusty Matz, Josh Jenneke, Steve
Roth, Jr., Vaughn Tackmann, 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 10
Billy McCormick, Chloe Ling, Jo-
lene Breyer, Karissa Lynn Vos, Mary
Goheen, and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Otto.
April 11
Aaron Rose, Chris McCarthy, Harri-
son Roger Schneider, Jeffrey Quast,
Laura Kloeckl, Lawrence Godwin
and Sara Schultz.
Although he was a qualified mete-
orologist, Hopkins ran up a terrible
record of forecasting for the TV
news program. He became some-
thing of a local joke when a newspa-
per began keeping a record of his
predictions and showed that he had
been wrong almost 300 times in a
single year.
That kind of notoriety was enough
to get him fired.
He moved to another part of the
country and applied for a similar job.
One blank on the job application
called for the reason for leaving his
previous position.
Hopkins wrote, “The climate
didn’t agree with me.
The boss joined a group of his
workers at the coffee urn and told a
series of jokes he had heard recently.
Everybody laughed loudly. Every-
one, that is, except Mike.
When he noticed that he was get-
ting no reaction from Mike, the boss
said, “What’s the matter, Mike? No
sense of humor?”
“My sense of humor is fine,” he
said. “But I don’t have to laugh.
I’m quitting tomorrow.”
There was a captain sailing on the
sea during a battle. His servant came
up to him and the captain said,
“Bring me my red shirt.”
So, the servant did as the captain
After that the servant came up to
the captain and said, “Why did you
say bring me my red shirt?”
The captain said, “Well, if I get
shot they won’t see the blood.”
The next dy the servant came up
to the captain and said, “There are
50 ships on the horizon.”
The captain said, “Bring me my
brown pants.”
My brother is a terrible musician.
The other day he asked my sister if
she had heard his last recital.
She replied, “I certainly hope
“You can always observe a lot by
watching.” - Yogi Berra
“Nothing sucks more than that
moment during an argument when
you realize you’re wrong.” - Un-
To The Editor,
April is child abuse prevention
month and the Sibley County chap-
ter of the Child Abuse Prevention
Council (CAPC) is placing blue rib-
bons on trees, pinwheels outside li-
braries, and messages on community
boards throughout Sibley County to
raise awareness about child abuse
and to advocate for abuse preven-
Minnesota’s future prosperity de-
pends on our ability to produce
strong, caring children who can lead
tomorrow’s communities. If we ex-
pect solid outputs we have to invest
in solid inputs. The latest science
says that nurturing relationships
early in life literally build the archi-
tecture of maturing brains and estab-
lish the foundation for all future de-
velopment. Unfortunately, for many
kids, exposure to “toxic stress”
through abuse and/or neglect can
undermine that development.
Preventing child abuse and neg-
lect is the responsibility of every
community member. Members of
CAPC encourage everyone to find a
way to reach out to friends, family,
and neighbors to support children
and families in our area
• Be a friend to a parent who is
stressed – offer to babysit, let them
vent, offer to get support for them.
• Be a friend to a child you know
– smile and say hello, ask them how
they are, show you care.
• Volunteer your time to organiza-
tions that support children and fami-
• Report suspected abuse to your
county social service agency: Sibley
County Public Health & Human
Services: 507-237-4000.
Through promoting positive par-
enting and healthy families, support-
ing our communities and respecting
and valuing our children, we believe
we can all make a difference and
stop abuse and neglect from happen-
For more information on how
you can get involved, please contact
Barb Bertrand (Sibley County Chil-
dren's Collaborative/Child Abuse
Prevention Council) at 507-276-
Kris Rosenfeld
CAPC Member/Sibley County
Child Care Provider
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
By Phil Krinkie
Last year in May after 10 years of
acrimony and debate over the public
funding of a new Vikings stadium,
the State Legislature passed a fi-
nancing package, one which calls
for the state paying $348 million of
the $960 million in estimated total
construction costs. It was a long
and arduous process for Vikings
owner Zygi Wilf who had seen nu-
merous funding proposals twist in
the wind and eventually fail to gain
legislative approval. But 2012
proved to be different with two per-
sistent bill authors, Senator Julie
Rosen (R-Fairmont) and former
Representative Morrie Lanning (R-
Moorhead). Through numerous
committees and several different
funding mechanisms, they finally
came up with a bill that garnered
enough support to win the necessary
votes to pass the stadium funding
Because of strong public opposi-
tion to the use of state general fund
revenue, the financing for the state’s
$348 million portion of the $960
construction cost was to be paid for
with revenues from a new form of
gambling – referred to as E-pull tabs
or electronic pull tabs. The concept
was that if E-pull tabs were permit-
ted in bars and VFW locations
across the state there would be an
overwhelming response to the game
and millions of dollars would flow
into the state treasury. The calcula-
tion was that this new gambling de-
vice would soon be in over two
thousand locations and generate
more than $30 million in new rev-
enue every year, enough over 30
years to pay the state’s share of the
cost. However, 10 months after leg-
islators voted for this mirage of a
funding source, the E-funding
source for the new billion dollar
Viking stadium has E-vaporated.
Instead of 2,500 locations with E-
pull tabs there are only two hundred,
and instead of estimates of over $30
million in new revenue there is less
than $2 million flowing into the
state coffers.
Despite the fact that estimates for
revenue have fallen woefully short
of expectations, no one at the State
Capitol seems the least bit con-
cerned. In the last three months,
state lawmakers have proposed to
increase state spending by over three
billion dollars fueled by more than
two billion dollars in new taxes.
But no one has stepped forward to
suggest how the Legislature is going
to pay for last year’s enormous ex-
penditure to build a new stadium.
The DFL majority has proposed lots
of new spending throughout the
state budget, yet not one dollar has
been budgeted or even proposed to
cover the $30 million stadium fund-
ing gap. Legislators don’t seem to
have the slightest concern for how
the state will make the payments to
cover the costs of the new Vikings
stadium, which many of them voted
to fund. Legislators seem to have
turned a deaf ear to the fact that sta-
dium construction plans are moving
forward with groundbreaking sched-
uled for next fall. The authors of the
stadium funding bill along with
Governor Dayton have conveniently
avoided discussing the shortfall in
E-pull tab revenues. They also
don’t bring up the fact that any
shortfall to pay for the new billion
dollar stadium will come directly
from the state’s general fund. That’s
right, payments for the new Zygi
Dome will come from general tax
revenue – not the elusive E-pull
tabs, as many legislators were led to
Everyone with an IQ above room
temperature knew last year this
sham of a funding source would
never produce the revenue needed to
pay for Zygi’s billion dollar play-
ground. That’s why the funding leg-
islation contained a provision
termed “Appropriation Bonds.”
These are bonds that will have the
backing of the state’s general tax
revenue; for example, the state’s in-
come and sales tax revenue. There-
fore, when the E-pull tab revenue
comes up short, as is currently the
case, the money needed to pay off
the bonds will come from the state’s
general fund. No overdraft notice,
no shortage of funds for the billion-
aire’s Taj Mahal stadium, just anoth-
er I.O.U. to the state taxpayers.
Whether duped or dumb, the fund-
ing source that legislators promised
they wouldn’t use to build a new
stadium, general fund dollars, is in-
deed the ultimate source of the fund-
This should serve as an emer-
gency for a new Vikings stadium
bill. This new legislation should
rightfully have Mr. Wilf paying for
more of the stadium costs. It should
also serve as a warning for much
needed third party evaluation when
legislation involves taxpayer money
funding private business. Just be-
cause legislators dreamed that E-
pull tabs would fund the project,
doesn’t make it a reality. Before
lawmakers spend billions more this
legislative session, they should first
determine how they will fund their
past obligations.
Phil Krinkie, a former eight-term
Republican state representative from
Lino Lakes who chaired the House
Tax Committee for a while, is presi-
dent of the Taxpayers League of
Minnesota. People can contact him
at philk@taxpayersleague.org.
E-funding source for stadium has E-vaporated
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Good Samaritan Society –
Arlington has joined the
Stratis Health Acting Togeth-
er to Achieve Excellence
campaign (ATTAX).
Good Samaritan Society –
Arlington will participate in
this campaign which is de-
signed to ensure that every
nursing home resident re-
ceives the highest quality of
The ATTAX campaign will
instill quality and perform-
ance improvement practices
aimed at attacking and elimi-
nating healthcare acquired
conditions and improving res-
ident satisfaction in Minneso-
ta nursing homes. Supporting
the development of strategies
for overall quality will be at
the heart of this work as well
as specific emphasis and re-
sources on improving demen-
tia care and preventing pres-
sure ulcers, falls, and urinary
tract infections. Successes
and best practices from the
group will be shared with the
Minnesota nursing home
community over the next few
Administrator Lori Bussler
said, “Being a part of this
group gives us the opportuni-
ty to focus even more intently
on improving the lives of the
people who live and work in
our nursing home.”
This work is supported by
the federal Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Serv-
ices (CMS), and is being led
by Stratis Health, Minneso-
ta’s Medicare Quality Im-
provement Organization.
“CMS has made transfor-
mational quality improve-
ment a priority across the
country, and this is such ex-
citing work that we are able
to continue as the quality im-
provement organization with
nursing homes in Minneso-
ta,” said Jane Pederson,
M.D., director, medical af-
fairs, Statis Health.
Good Samaritan Society - Arlington to
participate in Learning Collaborative
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Students of the Month
The following students were recently selected as Stu-
dents of the Month at the Sibley East Senior High
School in Arlington. Front Row: (left to right) Morgan
Setterman, Jordyn Polzin, Melanie Gerold and Megan
Eckberg. Back Row: (l to r) Britany Reierson, Edmun-
do Barrera, Nathan Langworthy, Beau Swenson, Kar-
ley Lind and Hayley Loncorich. Missing from the
photo is Eduardo Herrera.
98 Years Ago
April 8, 1915
Buck & Didra, Publishers
The newly elected council
met Thursday evening and all
officers elected at the annual vil-
lage election qualified except
Joe Sullivan as constable. H.
McGovern was elected marshall
and his salary increased to $50
per month. John H. Luhring was
again appointed engineer and
electrician at the same salary as
last year. For street commission-
er there was only one applicant,
that of Paul Soeffker for $100
per month for man and team.
The council has agreed to pay
him $95 per month, which he
has decided to accept. Dr. M. E.
Bushey was appointed health of-
ficer for three years and John
Theis was appointed a member
of the Board for two years to
take the new councilman Chas.
Reichert’s place.
Arlington markets were as
follows: Wheat - 1.39-1.36, rye -
.99, flax - 1.73, barley - .57, oats
- .47, corn - .57, corn, shelled -
.59, eggs - .16, cream - .28, but-
ter, creamery - .32, dairy butter -
The railroad trestle east of
town has been covered with gal-
vanized sheet iron so as to pro-
tect it from fire. It is also safer
for pedestrians to cross as they
cannot now step through be-
tween the ties.
68 Years Ago
April 5, 1945
Louis Kill, Editor
A spring snow storm, which
recalled to the minds of old
timers, a similar squall of some
45 years ago, and which as-
sumed the proportions of a bliz-
zard, died down yesterday after-
noon after spreading a blanket
of about six inches of wet snow.
It came on the heels of a prema-
ture spring, and just when most
of the farmers in the community
had finished planting the small
Otto Meyer and James
Mullen of Green Isle recently
bought the old elevator at Plato
and will wreck it. The building
contains about 75,000 feet of
lumber and other equipment.
One of the large semi-trailer
tank trucks operated by the milk
drying plant at Belle Plaine
crashed through a small bridge
near the Irvin Beseke farm, east
of town Sunday afternoon. The
plank bridge was completely
wrecked and the truck was also
badly damaged.
38 Years Ago
April 3,1975
Val Kill, Editor
Fingerhut Corporation plans
to re-open two of its manufac-
turing plants, it was announced
today. Plants in Bird Island and
Gaylord - closed earlier this year
- will be re-opened during the
month of April. The Fingerhut
plant in Gaylord employed
about 300 people, mostly
women, before closing a month
ago. An estimated 50 of these
women were from the Arlington
A birthday party was held at
the Tony Kloeckl Hall on Sun-
day, March 30th, in honor of
Frank (Grandpa) Kloeckl’s 86th
birthday. Many relatives and
friends attended the event.
Grandpa Kloeckl now has 74
grandchildren and 22 great
grandchildren. He resides at the
Arlington Boarding Home.
A winter snow storm struck
this area last Wednesday night
and all day Thursday. This fol-
lowed similar conditions Sunday
and Monday of last week. Only
Tuesday was not stormy. Four
inches of snow fell Wednesday
and Thursday and it was driven
into high drifts by a wind which
gusted 20 to 50 miles per hour.
8 Years Ago
April 7, 2005
Kurt Menk, Editor
The Sibley County Choral
Society presented its Silver An-
niversary Concert in the area
last weekend. The Silver An-
niversary Concert featured choir
favorites from the past 25 years.
The names of four local resi-
dents were recently drawn as
winners in the first Cabin Fever
promotion sponsored by the Ar-
lington Area Chamber of Com-
merce. Winners were Lisa
Aguilera - $25, Lori Jackels -
$15, Melba Meffert - $10 and
Pete Glieden - $10.
The Arlington Raceway,
which is located on the Sibley
County Fairgrounds, is set to
begin its 25th season under the
promotion of Bob and Susan
Allen. Since 1981, the track has
been redesigned and resurfaced
and new retaining wall has been
placed around the track. The pit
area now is on the north side of
the track rather than the inside.
Also, new lights, bleachers on
the west side of the grandstand,
VIP tower, control tower, mes-
sage board and scoreboard and
the grandstand refreshment
stands have been remodeled.
Arlington resident Anna
Hamblin was diagnosed with
lung cancer on Feb. 16, 2009.
She went to the Mayo Clinic
in Rochester for a second
opinion. That is when she
was told it was stage 3 lung
cancer and non-curable. Anna
began chemotherapy in
March of 2009. She had been
receiving a treatment every
three weeks. She was doing
very well living an active life
and doing the things she
In August of 2012, Anna
and her husband, Darrell,
went on a vacation to visit
family in Colorado and Ari-
zona. She began having trou-
ble drinking water and eating.
When they returned home to
Arlington, Anna made a doc-
tor’s appointment. She was
very dehydrated and her kid-
neys were not functioning.
She was immediately admit-
ted into the hospital and
given IVs of fluids and nutri-
tion. After one week, she was
released and able to go home.
Anna continued once again to
receive the chemotherapy
treatments as usual, but this
time experienced side effects.
Anna has had a CAT scan
every six weeks (since her or-
deal began) to check for
growth of the cancer cells.
The last scan showed the
cells had not grown and there
were no new cells. On Nov
11, 2012, her doctor said she
could take a break from the
treatments so she could enjoy
the holidays with her family.
Anna has not been strong
enough to start the chemo
treatments again. Her appetite
is poor. She now takes med-
ication to help increase her
appetite. She is fighting to get
her strength back, but her
body will not tolerate treat-
ments again. She will begin
taking a pill form of the
chemotherapy drug.
Anna has been able to stay
home with the help of her
husband, Darrell, and her
family. On March 21, 2013,
Anna was admitted into the
Ridgeview Medical Center,
Waconia, after falling at
home. She was given IVs
with fluids to get her strength
back up. After an MRI test
showed that she has had a
slight stroke (at some point in
the last couple of months),
Anna was moved to the Sib-
ley Medical Center in Arling-
ton. There she is receiving
therapy to strengthen her left
leg which has been affected
by the stroke.
A Blessed Memories Bene-
fit for Anna Hamblin will be
held at the Arlington Com-
munity Center on Sunday,
April 7. A spaghetti dinner
will be served from 10:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition,
there will be a silent auction,
pie auction, bake sale and en-
The proceeds will go to
help with medical expenses
acquired in Anna’s fight
against cancer.
Benefit for Anna Hamblin is Sunday, April 7
Anna Hamblin
The monthly meeting of
the Ladies VFW Auxiliary
was called to order by Presi-
dent Dorothy Brockhoff on
Monday, March 11. Nine
members were present, ac-
cording to Secretary Debbie
Old Business: Marge
Kloeckl gave a brief report on
the Valentine cookies. She
said everyone was very ap-
New Business: The elec-
tion of officers will be held at
the next meeting.
Esther Kuebler won the
door prize.
The next meeting will be
held at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
April 8.
VFW Auxiliary to meet on Monday, April 8
The Sibley Medical Foun-
dation will present Alive &
Kickin’ at the Arlington
Community Center on Satur-
day evening, April 13.
The social hour will begin
at 5 p.m. while a live auction
will start at 5:30 p.m. A
chicken dinner will be served
at 6 p.m. The show will fol-
low at 7 p.m.
The group of 27 to 30
members ranges in age from
63 to 94.
This inspirational group of
high spirited, charismatic
seniors spread their musical
message as they explore con-
temporary genres of music
ranging from rock and roll to
pop, gospel and Motown.
Tickets are available at the
Sibley Medical Center and all
clinics. In addition, tickets
are available from Sibley
Medical Foundation members
Deb Brinkman, Mary See-
man, Kim Quast, Chris
Paulsen, Tom Frank, Gail Es-
tenson and Jeri Odenthal.
Sibley Medical Foundation
will present Alive & Kickin’
on Saturday night, April 13
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, April 4, 2013, page 6
By Kurt Menk
Six letterwinners return for
head coach Rod Tollefson
and the Sibley East varsity
girls softball team this spring.
The Lady Wolverines have
high hopes to rebound from
last season when the squad
posted a 2-12 mark in the
Minnesota River Conference
and a 4-16 record overall..
The returning letterwinners
include seniors Sara
Borchert, Briana Reierson,
Kayle Seeman and Jordan
Thomes; junior Kim
Kurtzweg; and sophomore
Jordyn Polzin.
The remaining senior high
athletes are senior Kristine
Dorweiler; juniors Britany
Reierson and Libby Dens-
more; and sophomores Mc-
Kayla Perschau, Hayley Lon-
corich, Paige Nelson, Abigail
Reinert, Karissa Sorenson,
Shelby Voight and Breann
“Our numbers are down a
little, but our quality is up,”
said Tollefson. “I'm looking
forward to an exciting season
from these young ladies.
They are very dedicated and
work hard. We have a good
core group of players coming
back from last year’s team, so
we should be pretty solid on
Tollefson added, “My sen-
ior leadership is excellent and
all the ladies have been very
coachable this year. We
should be a much improved
The Lady Wolverines, who
have been confined to the
gym in Arlington for practice
due to the inclement weather,
will open up their season
against visiting Watertown-
Mayer in conference action at
5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.
Tollefson is assisted by B-
squad coach Stephanie
The freshmen include
Cloey Anderson, Sami Car-
penter, Kayla Charter, Ashley
Grack, Kelsie Johnson,
Racheal Kamps, Maddie
Kjellesvig, Sadie Quast, Jerri-
ca Rosenlund, Stephanie
Jonason and Rachel Soren-
The eighth graders consist
of Sierra Allison, Alli Harter,
Chloey Kellermann, Saman-
tha Kahlow, Tory Knacke,
Alyssa Louwagie, Angelica
Mendoza, Megan Pederson,
Emily Quast, Leah Serbus,
Alyssa Stoeckman, Sierra
Suedbeck, Hannah Wentzlaff
and Gabby Wiest.
The seventh graders are
Katelyn Brinkman, Rebecca
Campbell, Janessa Dalbec,
Emily Doekott, McKenzie
Effertz, Mikayla Holmes,
Jada Jirasek, Yadira Mendez,
Kiana Montes, Taylor Per-
schau, Emily Peterson, Mor-
gan Stearns, Jaci Tourtellott,
Faith Young and Katelyn
Softball team returns 6 letterwinners
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Six letterwinners return for the Sibley East varsity
girls softball team this season. Left to right: Kim
Kurtzweg, Jordan Thomes, Sara Borchert, Jordyn
Polzin and Briana Reierson. Missing from the photo is
Kayle Seeman.
By Kurt Menk
Head coach Dan Tackmann
hopes strong pitching will
help a young and inexperi-
enced baseball team which
has only four returning letter-
winners this spring.
The four returning letter-
winners include seniors Cody
Doekott, Andrew Grack and
Nathan Thomes and junior
Brody Rodning.
“We will definitely be
young and inexperienced at
the varsity level this year,”
said Tackmann. “However,
we return three important
pitchers with experience, and
if we can play defense behind
them, we should have suc-
The three pitchers include
Rodning, who threw a pair of
no-hitters last season; Grack,
who saw a lot of action on the
mound last year; and sopho-
more Zac Weber, who pitched
the first game in the playoffs
last season.
In addition to the four re-
turning letterwinners and
Weber, the remaining senior
high athletes include senior
Jordan Herd; juniors Nick
Haupt, Colin Mehlhop and
Beau Swenson; and sopho-
mores Robert Acciari, Alex
Bessel, Austin Brockhoff,
Andrew Bullert, Lukas
Bullert, Ben Freitag, Austin
Hahn, Justin Korson, Kevin
Johnson, Jason Meyer and
Hunter Voight.
The freshmen consist of
Sam Abraham, Nick
Doetkott, Paul Glisczinski,
Michael Grove, Nolan Herd,
Logan Jorgenson, Mitchell
Mathews, Lucas Messner,
Dylan Pauly, Collin Pautsch,
Travis Schmidt, Tristin Von
Eschen and Jake Wentzlaff.
“We’re excited to get out-
side when the weather per-
mits because we know we
will be playing a lot of games
in a short amount of time,”
said Tackmann.
The Wolverines will open
the season against visiting
Watertown-Mayer in confer-
ence action at 5 p.m. Mon-
day, April 8.
Tackmann is assisted by B-
squad coach Nathan Kube.
People interested in umpir-
ing Sibley East junior high
baseball and softball games
are encouraged to contact
Athletic Director Randy
Walsh at rwalsh@sibley-
Strong pitching will aid young and
inexperienced SE baseball squad
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity boys baseball
team returns four letterwinners this
season. Left to right: Nathan Thomes,
Andrew Grack, Cody Doetkott and
Brody Rodning.
By Kurt Menk
Tyler Bates, a senior on the
Sibley East varsity boys bas-
ketball team, was recently
chosen to the Minnesota
River Conference All Confer-
ence Boys Basketball Team.
Bates, a repeat all confer-
ence selection, averaged near-
ly 18 points per game this
season. The 6’6” post player
also averaged 10 rebounds
per contest this year. In addi-
tion, Bates averaged over one
assist and one steal per game
this season.
“Tyler was a player we re-
lied on for easy baskets,” said
Sibley East head coach Mike
Feterl. “He was an inside and
outside player and always a
tough matchup for opposing
teams. He also had 14 dou-
ble-doubles on the year.”
Sibley East junior point
guard Brody Rodning, mean-
while, was selected as honor-
able mention to the all con-
ference team.
Rodning averaged just over
14 points and nearly four as-
sists per game this season. In
addition, he averaged nearly
three rebounds and over one
steal per contest this year.
In addition to Bates, the re-
maining all conference play-
ers were Nate Beckman, Jake
Anderson and Brian Hart-
man, all of Jordan; Tanner
Luebke, Anthony Gruen-
hagen and Chad Anenson, all
of Mayer Lutheran; Tom
Messner and Trevor
Groschen, both of Norwood
Young America; Luke
Sandquist and Jacob Wander-
see, both of Watertown-
Mayer; Gavin Dauwalter and
Aaron Bigaouette, both of
Belle Plaine; Alex Turgeon,
of Tri-City United; and Ty
O’Brien, of Le Sueur-Hen-
In addition to Rodning, the
remaining honorable mention
selections were Zach Busch,
Jordan; Sam Schlueter,
Mayer Lutheran; Luke
Marschall, Norwood Young
America; Mark Sandquist,
Watertown-Mayer; Alex
Koepp, Belle Plaine; Andrew
Feddema, Tri-City United;
and Matt Rinehart, Le Sueur-
Jake Anderson, Jordan, was
selected by the MRC coaches
as their Most Valuable Player.
Matt Urbanek, Jordan, was
chosen by the MRC coaches
as their Coach of the Year.
Tyler Bates chosen all conference
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Senior Tyler Bates, right, was chosen as all confer-
ence while junior Brody Rodning, left, was selected
as honorable mention.
Kurt Menk
Sibley East junior Nathan
Rose was selected as one of
three KNUJ Radio Wrestlers
of the Year during a banquet
in New Ulm on Tuesday
night, March 26.
It was the first time ever
that three different athletes
received the wrestling award.
The other two winners were
Taner Trembley, Lake Crys-
tal-Wellcome Memorial, and
Adam Cooling, Madelia-Tru-
man-Martin Luther.
It was the second major
award for Rose in the last
couple of weeks.
Rose was also recently
chosen as one of three ath-
letes to receive the All Jour-
nal Wrestler of the Year
Rose, a 195-pounder, post-
ed a 45-0 record and captured
the Class A state champi-
onship last month. He cur-
rently has a 90-match win-
ning streak.
He is the son of Tony and
Jenny Rose, Arlington.
Nathan Rose chosen
as 1 of 3 KNUJ Radio
Wrestlers of the Year
Applications for Minnesota
bear hunting licenses are now
available and will be accept-
ed through Friday, May 3, the
Department of Natural of Re-
sources (DNR) said.
A total of 3,750 licenses
are available in 11 permit
areas. The number of avail-
able licenses for 2013 is
about 35 percent fewer than
the 6,000 licenses available
in 2012.
The 2012 bear harvest was
2,604. That was a 22 percent
increase from 2011, despite
15 percent fewer bear quota
licenses being available. The
increase in harvest for 2012
was largely due to poorer fall
food conditions, making
bears more attracted to
hunters’ baits.
The DNR’s goal with the
lower license quotas is to
allow for a gradual increase
in the current bear popula-
Notification to successful
lottery winners will be made
in mid- to late May. The
deadline to purchase licenses
awarded by lottery will be
Thursday, Aug. 1. Any re-
maining unpurchased licenses
will be available to any eligi-
ble persons starting at noon
on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Application for a bear li-
cense can be made at any
DNR license agent, the DNR
License Center in St. Paul,
online at
or by phone at 888-665-4236.
Bear licenses cost $44 for
residents and $250 for non-
residents. There is a $4 appli-
cation fee.
Bear hunt applications available
support services (12.3 per-
“We are a one stop shop to
get health care services,” said
Lind about the programs of-
fered that are meeting the
needs of members.
Child Exams
The county did see a de-
crease in child comprehensive
exams from 53.85 percent to
35.29. The state average is
44.3. Lind noted that the Sib-
ley County population num-
bers are very small compared
to other counties.
Sibley County showed an
increase in child immuniza-
tion from 64.29 percent to
70.83, which is still below the
state average of 76.2.
Lind noted that the state has
increased efforts to offer
blood lead testing for children
between the ages of nine and
30 months. Working closely
with Sibley County public
health and human services,
the percentage rose to 82.50
percent in 2012, surpassing
the state goal of 80 percent.
New Program
SCHA is developing a new
partnership with the New Ulm
Medical Center’s health care
coordinator to provide a social
worker for at-risk patients.
The project targets patients
who have social service
needs, mental health needs or
other barriers to getting ap-
propriate health care. The pro-
gram has been operating for
six months and Lind reports
seeing some promising results
so far.
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Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East Youth Wrestlers
A dozen Sibley East youth wrestlers participated in
the Lakeville Regional Wrestling Tournament on Sat-
urday, March 23. The wrestlers who placed in the top
three in their weight and grade division qualified for
the NYWA State Tournament in Rochester from Thurs-
day, April 4 through Sunday, April 7. The wrestlers
who placed fourth through sixth in their weight and
grade divison qualified for the NYWA State Invitation-
al Wrestling Tournament which is held in conjunction
with the state tournament. Front Row: (left to right)
Riley Drexler (first and second grade - second place),
Jake Lucas (first and second grade - fifth place),
Drayden Morton (third and fourth grade - second
place), Gannon Rosenfeld (third and fourth grade -
second place), Derek Steele (third and fourth grade -
fourth place and also advanced to state) and Logan
Steele (first and second grade - sixth place). Back
Row: (l to r) Lincoln Carpenter (fifth and sixth grade -
fourth place), Brandon O’Hara (did not place), Cody
Voight (seventh and eighth grade (second place),
Mason Voight (seventh and eighth grade - third place)
and Dayne Morton (seventh and eighth grade - sec-
ond place). Missing from the photo is Zach Pazdernik
(did not place).
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 Tuesday,
April 16, 2013 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 or 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 ap-
pearance before the local board
of appeal and equalization is re-
quired by law before the appeal
can be taken to the county board
of appeal and equalization.
Diana Kroells,
Township Clerk
Publish April 4, 2013
Assessment Notice
Green Isle Township
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Appeal and Equalization
for the township of Green Isle
shall meet on Tuesday, April 16,
2013 at 10 a.m. at the Green Isle
Town Hall.
The purpose of this meeting is
to determi ne whether taxabl e
property in the jurisdiction has
been properly valued and classi-
fied by the assessor, and to de-
termine whether corrections need
to be made.
If you believe the value or clas-
sification of your property is incor-
rect, please contact your asses-
sor’s office to discuss your con-
cerns. If you are still not satisfied
with the valuation or classification
after discussing it with your as-
sessor, you may appear before
the local board of appeal and
equalization. The board shall re-
view the valuation, classification,
or both if necessary, and shall
correct it as needed. Generally,
an appearance before your local
board of appeal and equalization
is required by law before an ap-
peal can be taken to the county
board of appeal and equalization.
If you have any questi ons,
please contact the Sibley County
Assessor’s Office at 507-237-
4078 or
Publish April 4, 2013
The regular monthly meeting of
the High Island Creek Watershed
District Board of Managers dur-
i ng the months of Apri l 2013
through October 2013, will be
hel d on the fourth Monday of
each month commencing at 8
p.m. at the Sibley County Service
Center, 111 8th Street, Gaylord,
Minnesota, 55334, EXCEPT the
month of May, 2013 which meet-
ing will be held on Tuesday, May
28, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Sibley
County Service Center, 111 8th
Street, Gayl ord, Mi nnesota
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 22, 2013, at 8 p.m. to be
heard on that issue.
Publish April 4, 2013
Important Information
Regarding Assessment
And Classification
of Property
This may affect your 2014
property tax payments
Notice is hereby given that the
Open Book meeting of the Board
of Appeal and Equalization for Ar-
lington City, Gaylord City, Green
Isle City, Winthrop City, Arlington
Townshi p, Kel so Townshi p,
Moltke Township and Severance
Township shall meet on Tuesday,
April 23, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
the Sibley County Assessor’s Of-
fice. The purpose of this meeting
is to determine whether taxable
property in the jurisdiction has
been properly valued and classi-
fied by the assessor, and to de-
termine whether corrections need
to be made. Please make an ap-
pointment by calling the Sibley
County Assessor’s office at 507-
237-4078 or e-mai l
If you believe the value or clas-
sification of your property is incor-
rect, please contact your asses-
sor’s office to discuss your con-
cerns. If you are still not satisfied
with the valuation or classification
after discussing it with your as-
sessor, you may appear before
the local board of appeal and
equalization. The board shall re-
view the valuation, classification,
or both if necessary, and shall
correct it as needed. Generally,
an appearance before your local
board of appeal and equalization
is required by law before an ap-
peal can be taken to the county
board of appeal and equalization.
Publish April 4, 2013
Fifty-three years after the
landmark Project Talent study
was first administered, re-
searchers are seeking the
classes 1960-63 from the
Gaylord High School to dis-
cover what became of their
In 1960, Project Talent as-
sessed the aptitudes and abili-
ties, hopes and expectations
of 440,000 high school stu-
dents from across America.
The study was conducted by
the American Institutes for
Research (AIR) and the Unit-
ed States Office of Education.
“The Project Talent genera-
tion is very important in the
history of this country,” said
Sabine Horner, Project Tal-
ent’s Director of Outreach
and Communications. “They
came of age during an era of
great upheaval and they trans-
formed the United States as
we knew it. Project Talent is
an opportunity to share their
perspectives and experiences
in a meaningful way that can
benefit future generations.”
Large studies that follow
people from adolescence to
retirement are both rare and
extremely valuable. They
allow researchers to make
connections between early
life experiences and later life
outcomes. A new follow-up
study can tell us how family
and educational background
impact the life course, up to
and including the retirement
process. Researchers can also
learn why certain people stay
healthier and happier and are
more able to enjoy their later
Members of the classes of
1960-1963 from Gaylord
High School are asked to
contact Project Talent to reg-
ister their interest and provide
details of where they can be
contacted to receive further
information. The study is also
interested in any information
that can be provided about
the whereabouts of other
classmates. Participants can
call the project at 1 866-770-
6077 or send an email to pro-
jectalent50@air.org. They can
also visit the Project Talent
website at www.projecttal-
Classes of 1960-63 from Gaylord High School
are sought for a landmark Project Talent study
tinued increase in this fund is
due to the fact the district has
had to increase lunch prices
over the last couple of years in
order to meet federal compli-
ance for the free and reduced
lunch programs.
The district is currently
around $.25 below the re-
quired minimum price and an-
other increase will be pro-
posed to the board in the up-
coming months.
The money in this fund can
only be used for food service
related expenses.
The community service op-
erating fund continues to de-
The balance of this fund at
the end of the 2011-12 school
year was minus $8,001. The
projected balance for the end
of the current budget year is
minus $79,183 and minus
$155,000 at the end of the
2013-14 school year.
Langenbrunner said the in-
door pool is a big factor in
this fund contributing 60 to 70
percent of the fund.
Though current numbers
were not available, Langen-
brunner shared a report from
In 2009-10, pool expenses
surpassed revenue by
$56,158. Langenbrunner said
it is safe to estimate that cur-
rent expenses are higher and
revenues are lower.
He added that usage of the
pool has declined possibly
due to the economy and the
opening of the city pool in
While the pool is a valuable
asset for physical education
classes, the board will have to
seriously consider if it is fea-
sible to maintain it in the fu-
ture, advised Langenbrunner.
The City of Arlington had
previously contributed
$20,000-plus per year in sup-
port of the summer pool pro-
grams. The city has since dis-
continued its support.
Another factor in communi-
ty service fund is early child-
hood education.
Current bills in the legisla-
ture could add funding for
these programs which could
drastically change the outlook
of the fund.
District Technology Direc-
tor Cathy Wills also presented
an update on the district’s
technology budget at Tues-
day’s meeting.
The areas of the technology
budget are equipment, soft-
ware, repairs, supplies, other,
and iPad project.
The two big technology re-
lated initiatives this year were
networking the former Sibley
Medical Clinic and the main
campus and the iPad project.
Most areas of the budget are
currently at or under the bud-
geted amount.
Though included on the
proposed budget Wills sub-
mitted to former Superintend-
ent Steve Jones, expenses re-
lated to the iPad project were
not included in the final
adopted budget.
These expenses total over
$86,000. The cost of the lease
for the iPads was included.
Salary and benefits related
to technology in the district
totals $288,326.
What’s Ahead?
Langenbrunner reported
that he is currently working
on the 2013-14 budget and ex-
pects to have it for the board
to adopt in May once the leg-
islative session is complete.
He said a big unknown fac-
tor in next year’s budget is
what legislation will be
passed on school funding.
There is discussion at the
legislature of increase pupil
formulas, more special educa-
tion and pre-K funding.
These factors are a big de-
termination on the district’s
He did present an initial
proposed 2013-14 budget that
shows expenses exceeding
revenues by $264,306.
Total revenues are currently
projected at $12,873,645 with
expenses at $13,137,951.
Factors that have already
been included into the project-
ed budget are an anticipated
health insurance increase of
more than 10 percent, salary
increases and other insurance
Langenbrunner added this is
the best estimate right now of
what the 2013-14 budget will
look like.
Over the last year he has
worked to reduce expenses in
hopes that the trend will carry
over in the coming years.
While making the changes
will not happen immediately,
he challenged the board to se-
riously look for ways to re-
duce expenses and increase
revenue to achieve a balanced
budget each year.
The over spending will con-
tinue to decrease the general
fund balance which should be
maintained at 15-20 percent of
the district total revenue
which currently would be
around $2.175 million.
Other Business
• Approved March 2013
bills and payments totaling
Board member Missy
Weber questioned a few of the
payments made including
large expenses for transporta-
District Business Manager
Janna Tessmer explained the
district’s bus fleet is aging and
expenses in the month of
March included a transmis-
sion and towing expenses.
• Granted a one-year unpaid
leave of absence for elemen-
tary teacher Jenna Wibstad.
Wibstad is currently on ma-
ternity leave.
• Approved a fundraiser re-
quest by varsity baseball
coach Dan Tackman for the
team’s annual cookie dough
The money from the sales is
used to purchase baseball
Weber inquired if the board
ever sees a report of all the
fundraisers that are approved.
Tessmer said that the infor-
mation is available and could
be provided.
Budget Continued from page 1
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FSA Matters
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Sibley County Dairy Princess and Ambassadors
The Sibley County Dairy Princess Coronation was
held on Saturday, March 9. Victoria Riebe was
crowned as the 2013 Sibley County Dairy Princess
and is eligible to compete to be one of 12 Princess
Kay of the Milky Way finalists in May. Victoria is the
daughter of Dean and Deedee Riebe, Arlington. The
Sibley County Dairy Ambassadors are pictured with
reigning Dairy Princess Victoria Riebe. Left to right:
Madison Krueger, Nolan Herd, Hayley Riebe, Victoria
Riebe, Jennifer Oelfke, Camerae Kellermann, and
Chloey Kellermann.
By Lori Weckwerth
Sibley FSA
CRP Acreage Reports
CRP participants are re-
minded that they must annu-
ally file an acreage report
(FSA-578) with FSA in order
to timely receive their CRP
annual rental payments in
October. Due to budget con-
straints FSA will no longer be
able to mail out CRP acreage
reports to producers. If you
want your CRP acreage re-
port sent to you via e-mail or
fax, please contact the FSA
County Office and we will e-
mail or fax your CRP acreage
report to you so you can com-
plete it and return it to the
FSA County Office by mail,
e-mail or fax. You may also
pick it up and deliver it in
person if you like.
45th CRP General
USDA will conduct a four-
week general sign-up for the
Conservation Reserve Pro-
gram (CRP), beginning May
20 and ending on June 14.
CRP protects the nation's nat-
ural resources through volun-
tary participation, while pro-
viding significant economic
and environmental benefits to
rural communities across the
United States.
Currently, about 27 million
acres are enrolled in CRP.
Producers that are accepted in
the sign-up can receive cost-
share assistance to plant long-
term, resource-conserving
covers and receive an annual
rental payment for the length
of the contract (10-15 years).
Contracts on 3.3 million
acres of CRP are set to expire
on Sept. 30, 2013. Producers
with expiring contracts or
producers with environmen-
tally sensitive land are en-
couraged to evaluate their op-
tions under CRP.
For more information on
CRP and other FSA pro-
grams, visit a local FSA serv-
ice center or
The High Island Clovers 4-
H Club met for its monthly
meeting at the Veterans
Building in Arlington on Sun-
day, March 17.
Games were played and
prizes were given to the
members who wore the most
green for St. Patrick's Day.
High Island Clovers 4-H
members continue to be in-
volved with community serv-
ice projects. The members re-
cently hosted a bingo party
for area senior citizens and
helped at the “Tour of Tables”
event. Community service
projects are made possible
through annual fundraising
Members are currently sell-
ing pastry puffins for a
fundraiser. Orders can be
placed with any club member
before Saturday, April 20.
People who are interested
in finding out more about
joining High Island Clovers
should please contact Jodie
Johnson at 507-964-2905.
High Island Clovers 4-H Club is active in the community
You’re hired! Those are
the words 22 4-Hers were
hoping to hear when they
showed their job interview
skills at the Sibley County
Extension Office on Monday,
March 25.
Contestants filled out an
application or resume and
were interviewed by age cate-
gory for a job that interested
them. Jobs they could pick
from included jobs from the
Minnesota State Fair.
Judges for the evening
were Donna Trebelhorn, Joy
Cohrs and Lisa Klenk.
4-Hers participate in Job Interview Contest
Submitted Photo
Front Row: (left to right)  Connor John-
son, Brennir Peterson, Mary Niebuhr,
Joseph Mueller and Nicole Sievert. Mid-
dle Row: (l to r)  Cody Sievert, Jordan
Mueller, Kylie Unger, Baleigh Peterson
and Emma Niebuhr. Back Row: (l to r)
Marisa Kroells, Sam Thies, Kaitlyn
Unger, Lauren Roiger, Branstyn Peter-
son and Brent Walters.
Senior Division winners
First place - Marisa Kroells,
AC; Second place - Sam
Thies, HIC; and Third place -
Zack Klaers, RRR.
Intermediate participants
winners: First place - Jacob
Wemeier, HIC; Second place
- Ben Klaers, RRR; and
Third place - Branstyn Peter-
son, BWS. Participation
went to Kaitlyn Unger, BWS;
Lauren Roiger, TT; John
Niebuhr, BWS; and Brent
Walters, HIC.
Beginner participants win-
ners: First place - Alyson
Dieball, AC; Second place -
Baleigh Peterson, BWS; and
Third place - Emma Niebuhr,
BWS. Participation went to
Jordan Mueller, AC; Kylie
Unger, BWS; Cody Sievert,
BWS; and Connor Johnson,
Cloverbuds participants
were Shelby Dieball, AC;
Mary Niebuhr, BWS; Bren-
nir Peterson, BWS; Joey
Mueller, AC; and Nicole
Sievert, BWS.
The Sibley County Emer-
gency Radio Team was in
action at the Green Isle
water tower this past week-
The area hams installed a
new UHF Repeater on the
water tower at 135 feet that
will serve Sibley County
and neighboring communi-
ties for the skywarn season.
It will also be used for such
local events as the Arlington
Arli-Dazzle, Belle Plaine’s
Scenic Half Marathon and
BBQ Days.
The area hams who came
to help raise this new re-
peater included Willie
Macris and his son, Griffin
Macris, of New Prague;
Mike Castor of Henderson;
Chad Parrish of Henderson;
Denton Larson of Arlington;
Mark Jones of Chaska; and
Don Burgess of Green Isle.
With warmer weather
moving up from the gulf in
the next few weeks and
some similar weather pat-
terns from the season of
1965 starting to show their
features, Sibley County resi-
dents can be assured they
will have that layer of spot-
ters in the field for skywarn
or other emergency situa-
tions with the benefits of
this repeater.
The Sibley County Emer-
gency Radio Team would
like to recognize the Green
Isle City Council, Mayor
Dale ZumBerge and City
Clerk Bert Panning for their
support on this project.
People who would like
more information on ama-
teur radio or skywarn are
encouraged to contact Don
Burgess at
kc0qna@yahoo.com or call
Area hams install UHF repeater on Green Isle water tower
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, April 4, 2013, page 9
McGraw Monument
Works, Inc., LeSueur
Local Representative
Leah Schrupp
Arlington, MN 55307
3 miles North of LeSueur
on Highway 169
30945 Forest Prairie Road
(507) 665-3126
HOURS: M-F 8-5
Weekends by appointment.
Visit our
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the
joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat
down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV
Creekside Community Church
114 Shamrock Dr., Arlington • 964-2872
www.creekside-church.com • creeksidecc@mediacombb.net
Pastor Ben Lane
Worship: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Commercial and Industrial Builders
Green Isle, MN 55338
ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551
Arlington State Bank
Serving the Community Since 1895
A & N Radiator Repair
Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners
23228 401 Ave., Arlington
877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II
Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
700 W. Lake St., Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-3700
or TOLL FREE: 1-888-466-3700
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
Ave. NW • (507) 964-2251
402 W. Alden, Arlington
Online at
Arlington Haus
Your Hometown Pub & Eatery
Arlington • 1-507-964-2473
100 Years. 100 Reasons.
Phone 952-467-2992
Hwy. 5 N., Arlington
Homestyle Pizza
Real or Soft Serve Ice Cream
Gas – Diesel – Deli – Videos
23180 401 Ave., Arlington Phone 507-964-2264
23189 Hwy. 5 North,
Arlington, MN 55307
Office (507) 964-2283
Cell (320) 583-4324
P.O. Box 314
Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-2201
Church News
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, April 7: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship serv-
ice. Choir practice after wor-
Wednesday, April 10: 6:30 to
8:00 p.m. Catechism class. 7:30
p.m. Youth Fellowship.
Thursday, April 11: 7:00 p.m.
Consistory meeting.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 pm.
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Rev. Brigit Stevens, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, April 7: 8:00 a.m.
Family worship with Commu-
nion. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Spring brunch.
Tuesday, April 9: 7:00 p.m.
Church Council.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, April 5: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar). 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Jump For Joy (Mar).
Saturday, April 6: 5:00 pm.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, April 7: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Elemen-
tary religious education (Mar);
Mass (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass
(Mar). 1:30 p.m. CHWC bingo
Monday, April 8: St. Arthur’s
spring clothing drive April 8-14
(Mar). 8:30 a.m. Word and
Communion (Mar). 9:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration
(Mar). 8:00 p. m. AA and
AlaNon (Mar).
Tuesday, April 9: 8:30 a.m.
Word and Communion (Mar).
Wednesday, April 10: 8:30
a.m. Word and Communion
(Mar). 9:00 a.m. Word and
Communion (Oak Terrace). 7:00
p.m. Jr./Sr. high religious educa-
tion (Mar).
Thursday, April 11: 8:30 a.m.
Word and Communion (Mar).
9:00 a.m. Scripture study (Srs.
residence in Gaylord). 7:30 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous (Mic).
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Rev. James Snyder,
Interim Pastor
Thursday, April 4: 1:30 p.m.
Oak Terrace Communion.
Sunday, April 7: Uplifting
celebration at St. Paul’s. 9:00
a.m. Worship. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. Turkey buffet dinner.
Tuesday, April 9: 5:30 p.m.
MN Valley spring gathering at
Grace Lutheran, Brownton.
Wednesday, April 10: 1:30
p.m. WELCA. 6:00 p.m. Confir-
mation at St. Paul’s.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Saturday, April 6: 9:00 a.m.
LWML rally at Immanuel,
Sunday, April 7: 9:00 a.m.
Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship
with Holy Communion.
Monday, April 8: 7:00 p.m.
Church Council meeting.
Tuesday, April 9: 10:00 a.m.
Nursing home, Arlington.
Wednesday, April 10: 7:00
p.m. Ladies Aid white elephant
with Bible study.
Thursday, April 11: 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for bulletin informa-
Green Isle
Friday, April 5: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, April 7: 7:45 a.m.
Worship without Communion.
Guest Pastor Martin Teigen.
9:00 a.m. Sunday school.
Tuesday, April 9: 12:00 p.m.
Senior citizens at Green Isle.
Wednesday, April 10: 3:45
p. m. Confirmation at Peace
Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to
7:30 p.m. Wednesday school for
grades 1 to 5 at St. Paul’s. 8:00
p.m. Joint choir practice at St.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, April 7: 8:15 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service. 10;15 a.m. Spring
luncheon and bake sale.
Wednesday, April 10: 3:45
p.m. Catechism. 5:00 p.m. Juni-
or Bell Choir.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Thursday, April 4: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
cable TV. 7:00 p. m. ZCW
Thursday group at Bobette
Schauer home.
Sunday, April 7: 8:00 a.m.
Choir. 9:00 a.m. Worship with
Holy Communion, with first
Communion. 10:00 a.m. Sunday
school and fellowship.
Tuesday, April 9: 6:00 to 7:00
p.m. TOPS in church basement.
Wednesday, April 10: 3:45
p.m. 7th and 9th grade confir-
mation. 4:30 p.m. 8th grade con-
firmation. 7:00 p.m. Church
Thursday, April 11: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
Green Isle Township
Friday, April 5: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Saturday, April 6: 4:00 p.m.
“Blooming with New Life”
Christian concert and bake sale.
Sunday, April 7: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion.
Guest Pastor Martin Teigen.
Monday, April 8: 8:00 p.m.
Voters’ meeting.
Tuesday, April 9: 12:00 p.m.
Senior citizens at Green Isle.
Wednesday, April 10: 3:45
p. m. Confirmation at Peace
Lutheran, Arlington. 6:30 to
7:30 p.m. Wednesday school for
grades 1 to 5 at St. Paul’s. 8:00
p.m. Joint choir practice at St.
Christian & Missionary
Ben Lane, Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Thursday, April 4: 1:00 or
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible study
- Experiencing God. 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible study of Luke at
Oak Terrace in Gaylord.
Friday, April 5: 7:00 p.m.
Crazy Love study at the Lane’s.
Sunday, April 7: 10:00 a.m.
Prayer. 10:30 a.m. Worship serv-
ice with Sunday school.
Wednesday, April 10: 6:30 to
8:00 p.m. Kids club for 4-year-
olds - 6th graders. 7:00 to 8:30
p.m. REACH youth group at
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
Wayne Swanson, Pastor
Thursday, April 4: 10:00 a.m.,
2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Worship on
cable TV; 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Bible study at Jean Olson’s.
Saturday, April 6: 8:00 a.m.
A-Men men’s group.
Sunday, April 7: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship with Com-
munion. 10:15 a. m. Sunday
school. 6:30 p.m. Marriage se-
Tuesday, April 9: 6:30 p.m.
Education Outreach.
Wednesday, April 10: 7:00
p.m. Confirmation and choir.
Thursday, April 11: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship on cable TV. 1:00 and 7:00
p. m. Bible study at Jean
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Sunday, April 7: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Fami-
ly Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Wor-
ship with Communion.
Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, April 8, 9 and 10:
Pastors’ conference at Alexan-
Monday, April 8: 7:00 p.m.
Council meeting.
Tuesday, April 9: 6:00 p.m.
Counting Committee. 7:00 p.m.
Adult Bible course at school.
Wednesday, April 10: 2:00
p.m. Bible study. 3:45 p.m. Pub-
lic school confirmation class.
Belle Plaine spelling bee. 7:30
p.m. Choir practice.
Thursday, April 11: 10:00
a.m. Bulletin information due.
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Serv-
ice on cable TV, channel 8.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Sunday, April 7: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service with Com-
Wednesday, April 10: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes and
Youth Focused.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East Band Concert
The Sibley East High School Band performed during a
concert in Arlington on Monday evening, March 25.
The group is directed by James Callahan.
A parenting series called,
“Effective Parenting in a De-
fective World” by Chip In-
gram, will be held at the Ar-
lington United Methodist
Church. This study will give
people insight into how they
can raise successful children
even in this fallen world.
“You don’t have to keep
your children in a plastic
bubble,” said Ingram. “And
you don’t have to fear what
the world throws at you. We
live in a time of unprecedent-
ed challenges for parents.
However, the good news is
that when there is darkness,
God’s light of truth appears
even brighter. God can take
your desire for His will and
use it to make you an effec-
tive parent in a defective
The series will guide peo-
ple through basic principles
that will change their under-
standing of their role as a par-
ent and how to apply God’s
process for teaching and nur-
turing children.
Each session begins with a
video tape followed by small
group discussions.
These parenting study
nights will begin on Sunday,
April 14 and continue each
Sunday night for four ses-
sions from 6:30 p.m. to 8
p.m. Childcare will be pro-
vided during the sessions.
People may sign up by
email at rmatz@frontiernet.-
net or 320-905-0121.
Please register early as
space is limited.
Parenting series is scheduled at
Arlington United Methodist Church
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online at
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