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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 45 • Thursday, May 15, 2014 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its recent regular
meeting, unanimously ap-
proved a motion to increase
the electric rates by approxi-
mately six percent in conjuc-
tion with the 2014 Electrical
Improvement Project which
will cost around $540,000.
City Council members
James Jaszewski, Jennifer
Nuesse, Curt Reetz, Jason
Ruehling and Galen Wills all
voted in favor of the motion.
The move, according to
Shannon Sweeney from
David Drown Associates,
equates to an increase of
$5.22 per month for a typical
residential customer who
presently pays $87.03 per
month and an increase of
$18.97 per month for a typi-
cal business customer who
presently pays $326.16 per
Customers will see the
change in their electric bill
later this month, according to
City Administrator Liza Don-
According to Sweeney, the
rate increase will enable the
City of Arlington to make the
debt service payments and
will generate some cash (debt
coverage) which should accu-
mulate in the electric utility
and be available for future
capital projects.
Revenue Bonds
The City Council, in a re-
lated matter, unanimously
adopted a resolution to au-
thorize the issuance, award-
ing the sale, prescribing the
form and details, and provid-
ing for the payment in regard
to the 2014 Electrical Im-
provement Project.
In another related move,
the City Council unanimously
approved a motion to approve
the bond purchase agreement.
The cost for the bonds will
be $690,000 over 15 years.
The 2014 Electrical Im-
provement Project includes
four bid items.
Bid item number one will
include a new approximately
5,260-foot feeder line from
the new electrical substation
to the downtown switch
building. This is the core of
the project.
Bid item number two will
include a new approximately
1,000-foot tie line between
the new substation east feeder
and the old south feeder. This
item is important to bypass
the old substation. It is not
critical, but does weaken the
reliability in the future if it is
not completed.
Bid item number three will
include a new approximately
680-foot Prairie Line Trail
underground conversion of
the existing overhead line. It
is being required by Sibley
County for improvement and
minimal reliability.
Bid item number four will
include electrical line and
substation materials.
Arlington to increase electric rates by about 6%
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East Task
Force, which was assem-
bled to evaluate and make
recommendations to the
School Board on the district
facilities, continues to work
hard and find creative solu-
tions, according to Superin-
tendent Jim Amsden.
The Task Force, which
has studied anywhere be-
tween 15 and 18 different
options over the past sever-
al months, has narrowed its
list down to three options.
The group, in turn, has fo-
cused on the first two op-
The first option is to con-
struct a new PreK-5 or
PreK-6 building in Gaylord
and a new Grade 6-12 or 7-
12 building in Arlington.
The estimated cost for this
option is $48 million.
The second option is to
construct a new PreK-5 or
PreK-6 building on school
property in Gaylord and
renovate the existing build-
ing in Arlington into a
Grade 6-12 or 7-12 school.
The estimated cost for this
option is $42 million.
Under a conceptual
drawing for the second op-
tion, a new three-station
gymnasium would be
added onto the north end of
the building in Arlington.
The current big gymnasium
would be renovated into an
auditorium. In addition, the
1936 portion of the build-
ing would be demolished
and replaced with a com-
mons area, classrooms and
A third option is to reno-
vate the existing buildings
in Arlington and Gaylord.
The estimated cost for this
option is anywhere from
$37.5 to $39 million.
The discussion is still
preliminary and no final de-
cisions have been made to
date. In addition, the Task
Force still has the ability to
revisit the other options.
The Task Force, which
consistently has 20 to 25
citizens in attendance at
every meeting, began to
meet back in February.
The group has studied a
variety of topics including
past history, post referen-
dum survey, demographics,
appropriate classroom size,
enrollment, grade align-
ment and commuters.
In an effort to find a cre-
ative solution and viable
option in regard to facili-
ties, the Task Force has
tried hard to take into ac-
count the feedback from the
community survey. For ex-
ample, a majority of people
want a school building in
their community. In addi-
tion, a majority of people
had issues with the land ac-
quisition costs for the pro-
posed PreK-12 school from
a few years ago.
The Task Force has also
emphasized that the final
option must meet the edu-
cational needs of students
in the school district in the
most financially feasible
way as possible.
In addition, the Task
Force also stressed that the
final option must be a plan
that it believes the voters
would find acceptable.
Amsden said there is no
timeline for the Task Force.
The group will continue to
narrow down its list to a
final option and then talk
The Task Force will hold
its next meeting in Arling-
ton on Tuesday night, May
Sibley East Task Force working
hard to find creative solutions
By Kurt Menk
The Green Isle City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Tuesday night, May 13,
addressed the water leakage
issue in Lions Park.
The City Council voted 5-0
and approved a motion to ac-
cept a $2,640 quotation from
Henning’s Excavating, New
Germany, to repair a faulty
shut off valve at the curb stop
and replace 125 feet of water
Mayor Dale ZumBerge and
City Council members Todd
Burg, Shawn Harms, Brian
Oelfke and Mark Wentzlaff
all voted in favor of the mo-
In conjunction with the
motion, the agreement is void
if the work is not completed
by Friday, May 23.
In other news, the City
Council held discussion on
possible streets to be sealed
this summer.
The City Council has bud-
geted $50,000 for this proj-
ect. This is $10,000 more
than last year.
Harms and Wentzlaff, who
are members of the Street
Committee, will tour the
community and make a rec-
ommendation on which
streets are in the most need of
chip sealing this summer.
In other business, City At-
torney Ross Arneson present-
ed an update on discussions
and negotiations with Verizon
According to Arneson, Ver-
izon would like to have space
held on the water tower for
$300 per year.
Arneson said an ending
date on the agreement like
one year might encourage
Verizon to place equipment
on the water tower sooner
rather than later.
The City Council would
like to see Verizon place a
cell phone antenna on the
water tower. This would im-
prove cell phone coverage in
the community.
Arneson suggested a rental
fee of $900 per month for
space on the water tower for
a cell phone antenna.
Burg suggested that the
city could take less money
per month if that would en-
courage Verizon to place a
cell phone antenna on the
water tower sooner rather
than later.
Arneson will continue to
negotiate with Verizon offi-
cials and report back to the
City Council.
G.I. City Council addresses
water leakage in Lions Park
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Kindergarten students at
the Green Isle Communi-
ty School made wooden
stools during a special
event on Thursday after-
noon, May 8. (Top Photo)
Teegan Rosenthal re-
ceived some help from
her grandfather, Warren
Rosenthal, during the
event. (Right Photo)
Gaylord resident John
Siewert facilitated the
event which has been
held in memory of Albie
Kuphal for the past 18
years. The event is set
up for kindergarten stu-
dents in Sibley County
and the Lafayette Coun-
try School. Well over 200
wooden stools are con-
structed every year.
By Dave Pedersen
One reason why the Sibley
Wind Project will be delayed
is because bats are being put
on the endangered species list
for Sibley County, it was an-
nounced at the Board of
Commissioners meeting on
Tuesday, May 13.
The board approved an
amendment to the road use
agreement in regard to the
letter of credit for WESCO
Wind and the Sibley Wind
An agreement was worked
out late last year relative to
the cash deposit on the road
agreement which reduced the
required letter of credit from
$300,000 to $25,000 until
May 15. At that time the let-
ter of credit would be in-
creased to a total of
Due to construction delays,
WESCO Wind requested that
the increase be changed to 15
days prior to construction,
which is uncertain.
Construction was slowed
because of the extended win-
ter and wet conditions, plus
the fact that WESCO Wind
has commissioned the devel-
opment and implementation
of a comprehensive eagle sur-
vey and bird and bat conser-
vation strategy within the
project area to meet new in-
dustry requirements.
Despite not knowing when
the bat and bird study would
be completed, Sibley County
Sibley County
Continued on page 3
Sibley County wind project is
delayed by bats and weather
By Dave Pedersen
A proposed new Ag Serv-
ice Center for United Farmers
Cooperative (UFC) in Ham-
burg was granted a condition-
al use permit by the Sibley
County Board on Tuesday,
May 13.
The Planning and Zoning
Board approved the project
that is adjacent to Washington
Lake Township after taking a
site tour May 2.
The CUP application was
submitted a month earlier. An
information packet was sent
to landowners and a public
hearing was in Gaylord on
Monday, April 21.
The first phase of the proj-
ect is to add storage for LP
and to help eliminate the
challenges that UFC has
faced with short supplies and
high prices this past year. If
all three phases of this project
would be completed, the total
investment cost would be es-
timated at $6.5 million.
Phase I is to be completed
this fall, involving two
30,000 gallon LP (Propane)
storage tanks, one 30,000 gal-
lon NH3 (Anhydrous Ammo-
nia) tank and one 100’ scale.
The goal of Phase 1 is to in-
crease UFC’s LP storage by
60,000 gallons.
A letter to residents near
the project said, “This past
winter it was extremely diffi-
cult to get LP. We want to sta-
bilize the market with better
supply options.”
A feed/seed warehouse is
proposed in Phase II for the
summer of 2015 that would
be a complete seed treatment
facility, service shop and
equipment display area.
Phase III is a state of the art
dry fertilizer plant along the
rail line, estimated for 2017.
Permit for UFC Ag Service Center
is approved by county at meeting
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 2014, page 2
2013-2014 PRESCHOOL
Sibley East Schools Arlington Campus:
Monday, May 19 • 3 – 6 pm and
Sibley East Schools Gaylord Campus:
Tuesday, May 20 • 3 – 6 pm
Children need to be
4 years old by 9/1/2013
to register for the PALS
program and children must
be 3 years old to register for
the Discovery program.
Questions? Call
Sibley East ECFE Office 507-237-3379
Thank You
The family of Melroy Buck-
entin would like to express a sin-
cere and heartfelt thank you for
all the kindness shown at the
time of his death.
A special thank you is sent to
the Glencoe Regional Health
Services Long Term Care, Dr.
Tieben & staff; Ridgeview Med-
ical Center, Dr. Van Kirk & staff;
Arlington Area Ambulance Serv-
ices; Pastor Donald Andrix for
his care, the Emmanuel Lutheran
Ladies Aid for serving the lunch-
eon; and McBride-Hantge Funer-
al Chapel.
Most of all, thank you, family,
friends, co-workers and neigh-
bors who sent cards, flowers,
gave a memorial or offered
words of sympathy.
The family of
Melroy Buckentin
Thank You
Thank you to all the
participants who put
together the basket
for the Mother’s Day
drawi ng. I was the
“LUCKY” one whose
name was drawn and
the gracious recipient
of such a nice gift. It
truly was a surprise.
Thank You,
Donna deCathelineau *
Wedding Anniversary
OPEN HOUSE honoring
Clarence & Arlys Sickmann
May 18, 2014
Noon-4 p.m.
American Legion Building
at Sibley County Fairgrounds
Given by their children.
All items decorating gravestones in the Arlington
Public Cemetery are permitted 1 week prior to Me-
morial Day and need to be removed from the grass
area within 2 weeks after the holiday to allow for the
orderly mowing and maintenance of the cemetery.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Arlington City Council
Monday, May 19: Arlington City Council, council
chambers, 6:30 p.m.
Sibley East School Board, room 149 at Arlington
Campus, 6:30 p.m.
VFW Post 6031, veteran’s bui l di ng at fai r-
grounds, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 20: Knights of Columbus, St.
Mary’s Parish Hall, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21: Arlington Good Samaritan
Auxiliary, Fairview Assisted Living dining room, 9 a.m.
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256
Fax (507) 964-5550
Recreational (outdoor) fires are permitted within city lim-
its so long as they are contained in an outdoor fireplace,
barbecue equipment or concrete-lined fire pit, sufficient to
provide physical limitation to the spread of the fire. Recre-
ational purposes shall include only the cooking of food or
the providing of heat and light for outdoor social gather-
ings. Only propane, charcoal bricks or wood products may
be used to fuel outdoor fires (ABSOLUTELY NO
GARBAGE). Outdoor fires must be supervised at all
times by at least one (1) adult person or extinguished if
unsupervised. Outdoor fires shall be created or maintained
at a distance of at least 15 feet from all structures and
property lines. Thank you for your cooperation.
If Sibley County implements a burning ban, this does in-
clude recreational fires within city limits.
Arlington City Council
News Briefs
Swanson recognized at VCSU
Alyssa Swanson has been selected as Valley City
State University Student Employee of the Month for
Swanson, a 2012 graduate of the Sibley East Senior
High School in Arlington, is a sophomore at Valley City
State University double majoring in Social Science Ed-
ucation and History Education.
Swanson serves as a member of the Viking Ambassa-
dors, Phi Alpha Theta, Psychology Club, Alpha Lambda
Delta, and Inter-Residence Hall Council. She is em-
ployed as a lifeguard and WSI at the VCSU Pool.
She is the daughter of Dan and Maria Swanson, Ham-
Walsh recognized at ceremony
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of
student service, leadership, and academic and athletic
achievement, was held recently at the University of
Minnesota Crookston.
Tanner Walsh, a sophomore majoring in horticulture
and golf and turf management, was recognized at the
ceremony with Turfgrass Team.
Walsh is a graduate of the Sibley East Senior High
School in Arlington. He is the son of Randy and Ann
Walsh, Gaylord.
Fright Night meeting is June 2
A meeting to discuss the annual Fright Night event
will be held at Steve’s Copy Shop & More at 7 p.m.
Monday, June 2, according to Fright Night Committee
Chairperson Pam Wiest.
Names of deceased veterans
The Arlington Enterprise, in next week’s edition, will
again publish a list of deceased veterans from the Ar-
lington and Green Isle area in conjunction with Memo-
rial Day.
If a loved one was omitted from last year’s list or has
passed away during the past year, please contact Kurt
Menk at 507-964-5547 or email kurtm@arlingtonmn-
Story Hour is returning
Story Hour is returning in Arlington and Green Isle
this summer, according to Storyteller Marie Kreft.
The Story Hour will run from Monday, June 23
through Friday, July 25. The costume parade will be
held on the final day.
Additional information will follow in future editions
of the Arlington Enterprise.
Referendum passes 488-175
Voters in the Cedar Mountain School District over-
whelmingly approved a $7.7-million Bond Referendum
on Tuesday, May 13, according to the KNUJ Radio
website. The referendum passed 488-175.
The new funding will be used to update the district’s
facilities in Morgan and Franklin, according to Cedar
Mountain Superintendent Bob Tews. He added that
preparations for the work will now get underway.
The 1894 section of the Cedar Mountain Morgan
campus will see extensive remodeling, with $3.6-mil-
lion going towards new construction such as new class-
rooms and a cafeteria. Other work includes replacing
windows & heating systems, as well as masonry &
roofing work. Construction will begin this fall, with the
majority of the work being completed by September of
Seeman to attend Dartmouth
Clare Seeman, a 2014 graduate of Minnetonka High
School, will be attending Dartmouth College in the fall.
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research
university located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Seeman
is planning to pursue studies in biology and theatre.
She is the daughter of Dan and Cyndy Seeman, Chan-
hassen, and the granddaughter of Don and Mary See-
man, Arlington, and Bud and Shirley Locher, Green
Submitted Photo
Sibley East Visual Arts Team
The Sibley East Visual Arts Team made its second ap-
pearance at the regional art competition at the Jordan
High School on Wednesday, May 7. Members of the
team submitted their artwork into nine different cate-
gories: drawing, painting, printmaking, craft, mixed
media, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture and media
arts. The team grew to 12 members this year and 17
entries were submitted. The team won four awards for
participation, four excellent ratings and nine superior
ratings. The team is coached by Annie Kreger, grade
8-12 art teacher, and Liz Hermanson, reading corps
professional. Left to right: Elizabeth Zuniga, Braelyn
Heller, Sadie Lane, Annie Kreger, Paige Nelson, Alicia
Kranz, Sara Peterson, Elizabeth Becker, Liz Herman-
son, Hayley Riebe, Maren Miner, Ashley Neese and
Paulina Dwyer. Missing from the photo is Frances Zu-
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Product Demo and Tuning Class
Dan Holm, a representative from
Jupiter Instruments, conducted a prod-
uct demo and tuning class with the
high school percussionists at the Sib-
ley East Senior High School in Arling-
ton on Wednesday morning, May 7. The
brand new set of timpani was made
possible through the generous support
from local organizations. By Kurt Menk
A Car Show & Cancer
Cruise will be held in Ar-
lington on Saturday, May
The Car Show will be
held in St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church parking lot at noon.
The event will include
50’s and 60’s music, trivia
and prizes. In addition,
there will be People’s
Choice Awards. Winners
will be announced at 3:30
p.m. Goodie bags will be
provided for the first 100
vehicles that show up.
The Cancer Cruise will
leave Arlington at 4 p.m. It
will end in Henderson be-
tween 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the
event will be donated to the
Raise The Rouf benefit
which is hosted by Friends
Care-Hearts Schare, Inc.
This organization helps
friends and neighbors deal-
ing with cancer in the Sib-
ley County area.
Matching funds will be
provided by the Sibley
County Chapter of Thrivent
Food and beverages will
also be available for sale.
These proceeds will benefit
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
and School.
To enter any street legal
vehicle or for more infor-
mation, call 507-964-5603
or CancerCruise55307@-
Car Show & Cancer Cruise will
be held in Arlington on May 17
By Dave Pedersen
The Sibley County Board
of Commissioners approved
several employment related
items at the meeting on Tues-
day, May 13.
The biggest is approval of
a proposal from Bjorklund
Compensation Consulting to
conduct a classification and
compensation study for
Vote on the proposal was
delayed from last fall because
the Human Resource Director
had retired and the process of
hiring a replacement was in
the works.
County Administrator Matt
Jaunich asked the board to
decide on the issue one way
or another. It is his recom-
mendation to do the study. He
added that nothing has been
done in this area for 15 years.
The study would establish
job description format and
methodology, establish and
perform a job evaluation sys-
tem, do a market comparabil-
ity study, design a perform-
ance review tool and provide
training for the new or re-
vised system.
County Commissioner Bill
Pinske said the timing is such
that there is no way any out-
come can be implemented in
the 2015 county budget. He
added employees should be
given the word that the earli-
est this can be started is in
Another action involved
the new Human Services Di-
rector Kim Moore who re-
ceived a satisfactory six-
month employment review as
the probationary period ends.
The resignation of Sheriff
Investigator Shaun Pomplun
was accepted, as was the pro-
motional transfer of Lori Ja-
cobus from parttime home-
maker to full-time eligibility
Bertha Woehler accepted a
voluntary demotion of nurs-
ing team leader to RN/PHN.
The hires of social workers
Rachael Joerg and Elisabeth
Aiken were approved. Keri
Butzer is the new family fa-
Jaunich announced the list
of employees recognized for
their years of service to Sib-
ley County.
At the top of the list is
Vicki Stock, Public Health
and Human Services Direc-
tor, for 35 years of service.
Mark Weber in Public Works
reached 30 years, as did Mary
Brandt, who recently retired.
Also retired this year is
Roseann Nagel, who worked
28 years as Human Services
Recognized for 25 years of
service are Pam Hahn in pub-
lic works and Jeanne Schauer
in PHHS. Kathy Dietz has
been in the county 25 years,
mainly in the Recorder’s Of-
At the 15-year milestone
are Tara Ernst in the Treasur-
er’s Office, Diane Pettis in
PHHS, Jason Ruehling with
the Sheriff ’s Department,
April Schmidt in PHHS and
Doug Stark in Public Works.
Employees who have
stayed with the county for 10
years are Kari Evans and
Sandra Reid in PHHS, Jen
Froehlich in Recorder’s of-
fice and Laura Hacker with
the Assessor’s Office.
Sibley County will conduct an
employee compensation study
Commissioners wanted to
have a specific date when the
letter of credit would be in-
creased. Oct. 1 was set as the
date, noting that WESCO can
come back for another exten-
sion if needed.
Other Business
• A conditional use permit
was given for Norwegian
Grove Lutheran Church in
Sibley Township to operate a
cemetery within the A-Gener-
al Agricultural District.
• In commissioners’ reports,
County Commissioner Harold
Pettis said Al Christensen,
Tri-County Solid Waste Di-
rector, has moved his office
from Sibley County to Nicol-
let County in St. Peter to be
more centralized.
Christensen also serves Le
Sueur County on the other
end. He has been based in
Sibley County for 12 years.
• County Commissioner
Bill Pinske said Trailblazer
Transit voted to discontinue
talks with Wright County re-
garding servicing that area.
Pinske said Wright County
voted 3-2 to join with
McLeod and Sibley counties,
but it was decided “it was not
going to work for various rea-
There is an effort to get
each city in Wright County to
form a joint powers board and
join Trailblazers. The issue is
getting it done by July 1 when
Wright County will no longer
have bus service.
• It was announced county
filing period opens at 8 a.m.,
Tuesday, May 20.
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Former Minneapolis
police officer receives
a 30-month sentence
Our View: Light sentence seems
like a slap on the wrist
Letters To The Editor
Former Minneapolis police officer Bradley Schnickel, 33,
won the lottery in a packed Anoka County courtroom on Mon-
day, May 12. Schnickel, who used the Internet to lure adoles-
cent girls into sexual encounters, was sentenced to only 30
months in prison. He had previously pleaded guilty to three
counts of criminal or attempted criminal sexual conduct and
two counts of electronic solicitation of a minor between 2010
and 2013. Prosecutors had sought a 12-year prison sentence.
With credit for 197 days already served and good behavior,
his remaining time in prison could be reduced to less than 14
months. That is less than a month for each of the 18 known vic-
tims, according to authorities.
Many people in the courtroom, including some victims and
their families, were understandably stunned when Judge James
A. Cunningham sentenced Schnickel to serve five concurrent
30-month sentences and a lifetime of conditional release.
It is difficult to understand how a judge can announce such a
light sentence for such a horrific crime. The punishment does
not fit the crime.
The judge, however, was apparently convinced that Schnick-
el, who has been in counseling for more than a year, has
demonstrated that he is amenable to treatment.
That is also difficult to comprehend. Two months after he was
arrested in Anoka County, Schnickel was charged with sending
nude photos of himself to two teenage girls. He pleaded guilty
to that charge in Hennepin County and was sentenced to one
year in the workhouse.
Many people claim the United States has the greatest judicial
system in the world. That may be true, but it is far from perfect.
This case is a prime example of how the system does fail at
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
May 16
Ashley Smart, Jack Rose, Keith
Doetkott, Kim Cassidy Dose, Miana
Nagel, Peter Walls, and Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald Meffert.
May 17
In Memory Of Cailyn Neubarth,
Carrie Eiden, Darlain Rose and Thad
May 18
Harlen Krueger, Michelle Battcher,
and Mr. and Mrs. Rod Stemme.
May 19
Emily Quast, Gary Revier, Shelly
Nagel, Jennifer Maki, Michaela
Meffert, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Stock,
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Schuetz, Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Eibs, Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Wentzlaff, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
DeVlaeminck, and Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Trocke.
May 20
Brooke Thomes, Jason Pautsch, Jim
Neubarth, Lori Glieden, Mark Vrk-
lan, Michael Winter, Samantha Pom-
plun, Mr. and Mrs. Andy McCarthy,
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Archer, Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Trocke, and Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Luepke.
May 21
Barry Glieden, Katie Rickert, Krista
Stadick, Mark Fahey, Mr. and Mrs.
Eric (Pichelmann) Heiss, and Mr.
and Mrs. Thad Olson.
May 22
Andrew Hislop, Dorrine Scharping,
Fran Ferch, Lori Berger, Sue Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Lenertz, Mr. and
Mrs. Ryan Gustafson, and Mr. and
Mrs. Scott Pepin.
A college student needed a small,
two-hour course to fill out his sched-
ule. The only one that fit in was a
course in wildlife zoology. After just
one week, the professor gave the
class a test. He passed out a sheet of
paper divided into squares. In each
square were eight carefully drawn
picture of some bird legs. No bodies,
no feet - just legs. Then he asked the
students to identify the birds from
their legs.
The student sat and stared at the
test and got more and more angry.
Finally, he stomped up to the front
of the classroom and threw the test
on the teacher’s desk.
“This is the worst test I’ve ever
taken!” he declared.
The teacher looked up. “Young
man, you have just flunked this test.
What is your name?”
The student pulled up his pants
to show the professor his legs.
“You tell me!”
The key to success is setting
aside eight hours a day for work
and eight hours for sleep and
making sure they’re not the same
After a worker drowned in a vat of
beer at the brewery, a co-worker
commented that he never had a
“I wouldn’t say that,” said a
witness. “He got out twice to go to
the bathroom.”
A young girl came home from a
date looking sad. She told her moth-
er, “Dan proposed to me a few min-
utes ago.”
“Then why are you so sad?” her
mother asked.
“Because he also mentioned he
was an atheist,” the girl replied. “He
doesn’t believe in hell.”
Her mother replied, “Marry
him anyway. Between the two of
us, we’ll show him how wrong he
Three boys are in the school yard
bragging about their fathers.
The first boy says, “My dad scrib-
bles a few words on a piece of paper
and calls it a poem, and they give
him $50.”
The second boys says, “That’s
nothing. My dad scribbles a few
words on a piece of paper and calls
it a prescription, and they give him
The third boys says, “I got you
both beat. My dad scribbles a few
words on a piece of paper and
calls it a sermon. It takes eight
people to collect all the money!”
To The Editor,
Sibley County Adult Mental
Health Local Advisory Council is
working to promote awareness and
understanding of mental illness.
May is Mental Health Month and
this year’s theme calls attention to
the importance of mental health and
its relation to our physical health
and wellness.
We are encouraging everyone to
learn how to protect our mental
health and how to get help when
needed. Mental Health America’s
website, (http://www. mental-
healthamerica.net/may) provides
helpful suggestions to improve our
mental health. These suggestions
focus on: alcohol use and abuse,
building social supports, dietary
supplements, healthy diet, getting
help, coping with stress, and the im-
portance of rest, relaxation and exer-
Nearly one in five American
adults will experience a diagnosable
mental health disorder in a given
year. Nearly half will experience a
mental health disorder in their life-
time, while approximately 70% of
Americans experience physical
symptoms of stress. Stress has a
huge impact on our lives and can
make day to day life difficult. Re-
search shows that people who feel
depressed or chronically stressed
have a greater risk of physical ill-
nesses, including high blood pres-
sure, heart disease, diabetes and
A healthy lifestyle can help to pre-
vent the onset or worsening of de-
pression, anxiety and other mental
health conditions, and aid in their re-
covery. Just as we have learned
there are things we can do to reduce
our risk of heart disease and chronic
illnesses, we can learn to protect and
improve our mental health.
If you or someone you know is
struggling with stress, depression or
other mental illness, you can talk
with your primary care provider or a
mental health counselor for addi-
tional help. Sibley County Adult
Mental Health Local Advisory
Council, NAMI and other mental
health organizations are trying to ed-
ucate others on what we can do to
protect and improve our mental
health. Please visit the above web-
site for more information.
Sharon Wersal
Sibley County Adult
Mental Health LAC
May is Mental Health Month
To The Editor,
Here’s an update about the RS
Fiber/Fiber to the Home (FTTH)
project. Supposedly April 30 was an
important deadline.  For three years
the FTTH Joint Powers Board has
not met a single important deadline.
Why?  Because this project does not
have the broad public support and
yet a few people want to keep
spending our money until they wear
us out.  All right, I vented.  Here are
the facts.
(Fact) Pledge cards are under 25
percent: Did you return your FTTH
pledge card?  Breathe easy, you are
in the majority. Unofficial pledge
card returns range from 12 to 29
percent depending on the township
and city. This anemic return rate is
after two expensive mailings and
numerous newspaper letters plead-
ing you to return your pledge card
and many public information meet-
ings to assure you that you are just
confused by project opponents. Yet,
now whenever pledge cards comes
up, FTTH representatives talk about
pledge card returns from two to
three years ago which purportedly
was 50 percent.  Any reference to
the current pledge card percentage is
answered with, “We don’t know
what that is yet.”  Hmmm.  There
must be a lot of confusion and a lot
of opponents. 
(Fact)  General obligation bonds:
The FTTH project, according to
their documentation, needs General
Obligation (G.O.) bonds as one of
the funding sources.  By the way, all
the other funds cited in their materi-
al are loans and not grants or free
money and these loans have to be
repaid too. Anyway, G.O. bonds re-
quire a public vote by state law. As
there is no vote planned, I asked my
Winthrop City Council why no pub-
lic vote when Minnesota statutes
clearly state one is required.  Their
answer:  because these are Tax
Abatement General Obligation
bonds and they do not require a pub-
lic vote.  Technically this is true.
However, wouldn’t elected officials
want the public’s support before
burdening every taxpayer with the
largest G.O. bond offering in Sibley
County history?
(Fact)  Lousy business model: For
three years we have heard how this
is a great business model.  And for
three years this project flounders.
To the Gaylord banker and invest-
ment advisor who now promotes
this scheme for the FTTH board
here is my suggestion:  If this proj-
ect is so good then go get private in-
vestors and prove it.
(Fact)  Not 100 Percent Want
This: Presently two cities and four
townships have kept their con-
stituents from getting entangled with
this convoluted nightmare.  The
FTTH answer to them, “We’ll go
around you then!”  Umm, sure.  I
don’t think FTTH is going to add to
the cost of the project by building
around a whole city or township.
When my Winthrop City Council
learned that four townships “just
said no” one city council member
said something to the effect of,
“Four townships voted to stay out?
Well, that’s a good thing because it’s
more expensive to do a build-out in
the rural areas so our project cost
will go down.”  For three years we
have been told we need to do FTTH
because the rural area does not have
high-speed internet . . . but now in
2014 it’s a good thing if rural town-
ships vote out of the project.  You
can’t make this stuff up.
(Fact) Collapse Or Success You
Lose:  We have been told that this is
now a co-op so it is much better
model than three years ago. Please
remember this is the only co-op in
America requiring taxpayers to
guarantee the bonds and loans 100
percent. What you may not know is
if FTTH is successful dividend
checks may be paid out.  Please
know you and I do not get those de-
spite giving our personal guarantees
on 100 percent of the bonds and
loans.  Profit-sharing is only for the
subscribers. You and I get to write
no-profit-sharing checks to pay for
the bonds and loans when this proj-
ect goes down as it assuredly will. 
My friends, why am I so opposed
to FTTH?  Many reasons actually.
One is that government should not
go into private business against hon-
orable tax paying companies.  An-
other is it is dangerous precedent to
do bonding and create legislation
based on pledge cards. 
However, my overarching reason
for fighting this every day is my
neighbor, a social security widow on
fixed income who uses Trailblazer
to get around.  Her budget now in-
cludes food, insurance, utilities, doc-
toring, and a small church offering.
This treasure of a person should not
have to add a FTTH repayment plan
to her budget.
Mark L. Santelman
RS Fiber: Time to say goodbye
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 2014, page 5
Death Notice
Earl E. Wieman has gone
on to greener fields. He
passed away at the Oak Ter-
race Retirement Community
in Gaylord
on Tuesday,
May 6.
Earl en-
joyed over
90 years
doing what
he loved
most, farm-
ing. Earl
was born on
the Wieman
farm, Dryden Township, to
Walter and Amy (Estenson)
Wieman on Jan. 8, 1924. Earl
was baptized on May 23,
1924, by Pastor Emil Christ
and confirmed on May 16,
1937, by Pastor Edward Mar-
tin at the Arlington Methodist
Episcopal Church. He attend-
ed West Arlington Country
School and graduated from
Arlington High School in
May 1941.
He married Janet Otto at
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Gaylord on Feb. 17, 1950.
Earl and Janet enjoyed 64
years of marriage, being best
friends, farming and raising
their family together. Earl
lived on the family farm his
entire life until he moved to
Oak Terrace in October 2012.
He won many recognitions
and awards for his excellent
dairy herd. Earl and Janet
traveled and visited many
places throughout our great
country. Earl loved dancing
with Janet and enjoyed fish-
ing and hunting. Earl’s pride
and joy was his family. He
was at his happiest when his
family and friends were gath-
ered together, especially
when he was grilling. Earl
was a lifelong member of the
Arlington United Methodist
Church. He was the current
oldest member to be baptized
and confirmed at the church.
Earl is survived by his
wife, Janet; children, Carl
(Denise) Wieman of Owaton-
na, Allen (Heidi) Wieman of
Arlington, Susan Lance of
Peterson, Sharon (Keith)
Buckley of Bellevue, Neb.,
and Lee (Laurie) Wieman of
Arlington; grandchildren,
Matt and Dan Wieman, Mark
and Ben Wieman, Jeff Peter-
son, Nicole, Jason and Jere-
my Lance, Amanda Baum-
gartner, Amy Buckley, Aspen
Arbuckle and Andy Hage;
and great-grandchildren,
Jacob and Evan Wieman,
Peyton Wieman, Braydon and
Braxton Peterson, Austin
Baumgartner, Joey, Gavin,
Sully and Silvie Lance, JJ
and Paul Lance and Riley and
Keaton Arbuckle. Earl is also
survived by his brother, Bob
(Barb) Wieman; his sister,
Marilyn Witty; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Earl was preceded in death
by his parents, Walter and
Amy; parents-in-law, Henry
and Viola Otto; brother, Don
Wieman; sister, Jeanne
Denny and son-in-law, Dick
A celebration of life was
held at the Arlington United
Methodist Church at 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 2. Pastor Rod
Stemme officiated. The fami-
ly received visitors at the
church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Earl donated his body to the
Mayo Clinic. The family re-
quests memorials to Mayo
Clinic, Department of Anato-
my, Stable 9-38, 201 First
Street SW, Rochester, Minn.,
Earl E. Wieman, 90, Arlington
Louis Henry Kill, This is
my “hello” and my
“farewell”. Since I have
elected not to have a tradi-
t i o n a l
f uner al
I want
this to
be more
than a
u s u a l
o b i t u -
ary. It is
m y
to all
my rel-
a t i v e s
and my friends and hope they
will miss me as much as I
have enjoyed having them
along side of me on my learn-
ing experience on this earth.
My passing occurred on May
7 at the age of 82, at Duran-
go, Colo. Interment was at
Greenwood Cemetery, Du-
rango, Colo., at 11 a.m. Sat-
urday, May 10.
I’ve learned a lot and en-
joyed many wonderful expe-
riences, but now it is time for
me to make the transition. I
love all of you.
I inhaled my first breath on
June 1, 1931 and became the
sixth child and second son of
my father, Louis Kill and my
mother, Loretta Welch Kill..
What a journey this has
been! Our family eventually
became a clan of nine chil-
dren and my parents. Preced-
ing me in this transition were
four of my siblings, my sis-
ters Margaret and Barbara,
and my brothers, Val and
Larry. I’m leaving behind
four sisters, Betty Groetsch of
Huntington Beach, Calif.;
Ann Leaf of Waconia,; Mary
Nyberg of Minnetonka; and
Lori Hasbrouck of St. Cloud.
I was born at Arlington.
Graduated from high school
there, spent four years in the
air force, including a tour of
duty in Japan during the Ko-
rean War. I then attended the
Graphic Arts Institute in Min-
I married Beverly Ann
Benson on Aug. 9, 1958, and
this was the beginning of a
union lasting 45 years. She
departed from this earth Feb.
10, 2004, leaving behind her
family and many dear friends.
Our first home was at Arling-
ton where I was employed at
the Kill family weekly news-
paper, the Arlington Enter-
prise. Later I became a part-
ner and editor and co-pub-
lisher with brother, Val. The
Kill family then moved to
Glencoe where they were en-
gaged in the printing and of-
fice supply business. Seven
years later they ventured back
into the weekly newspaper
business when they pur-
chased the Kittson County
Enterprise at Hallock. Then it
was a move to Durango,
Colo., in 1978. Since 1981
the entire family, at one time
or another has been engaged
in the management or mainte-
nance of the family owned
business, Island Cove Park, a
mobile home and RV com-
munity and apartments at Du-
rango, Colo.
Our first child was Barbara
Ellen, born in 1961 at Arling-
ton. She now lives at Olathe,
Colo, with her husband, Luke
Kaylor, and sons, Cody and
Our first son, Cormac
Louis, was born at Glencoe in
1965. He married Karen
Myers and they live in La
Mesa, Calif., with their
daughter, Jaye Marie.
Our second son, Bradley
John, was born at Glencoe in
1966. He lives in Durango,
Colo, and is involved in man-
agement of the Kill family
Throughout my life I have
enjoyed many hobbies, bowl-
ing, hunting and fishing, but
the one that stayed with me to
this end was golf. That game
is quickly diminishing, so this
will be the last of many hun-
dreds of obituaries these now
gnarling fingers have had the
privilege of composing.
It’s now time to close and
say farewell again. I’m sure
we’ll all meet again --- I just
don’t know where or just
don’t know when. My
farewell is this plagiarized
toast to you all. “May you
live as long as you like, and
have all you like as long as
you live.”
Louis H. Kill, 82, Durango, Colo.
Louis Henry
Wilma Rezner, age 93, of
Arlington, passed away at her
home on Thursday, May 8.
A memorial service will be
held at the Creekside Com-
munity Church in Arlington
at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16.
Rev. Ben Lane and Rev. Gor-
don Lind will officiate. A
gathering of family and
friends will take place one
hour prior to service time at
the church.
Wilma was born to Roy
and Eva (Solomon) Andrews
on a farm in Cody, Neb., on
April 19, 1921. She attended
Hasting College and worked
for Standard Oil. On Jan. 30,
1960, she married Jack Rezn-
er and became his partner in
his rise to Executive Vice
President of Sales and Serv-
ice of The Burlington North-
ern Railroad. They loved
music, entertaining, golf and
travel. She had toured all 50
states and Europe. She vol-
unteered with the Infant Wel-
fare Society of Chicago, was
a P.E.O. member, read to ele-
mentary school children, and
was a member of The Red
Hat Society. Wilma loved
everyone and everyone loved
her. She made a difference in
people’s lives with her time,
talent and contributions.
Wilma is survived by a son,
Bob (Sandi) Rezner of Ar-
lington; a daughter, Barbara
(James) Murlowski of Den-
ver; five grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and a
brother, Ivor (Evelyn) An-
drews of Michigan.
Wilma is preceded in death
by her husband, Jack.
Memorials are preferred to
the Alzheimer’s Association.
Kolden Funeral Home of
Arlington is handling the
Wilma Rezner, 93, Arlington
70 Years Ago
May 18, 1944
Louis Kill, Editor
The Minnesota river is in ex-
treme flood stage, and up to
Wednesday was still rising. The
water is up to railroad embank-
ment at many places. Water is
over the high-water road at
Blakeley and crossing there is
ended for the time being.
There is a great shortage of
teachers and local school au-
thorities are having difficulty
filling the vacancies on the fac-
ulty for next year. Supt. Hegdal
reports that he could sign up a
couple of teachers - a man and a
woman-if proper living quarters
were available here. The man
has a family and must have a
suitable home, while the woman
whose husband is a college stu-
dent, wishes a furnished apart-
ment where she could do light
housekeeping and have her hus-
band home over the weekend. If
any of our citizens can help out
by providing these accommoda-
tions, they are kindly requested
to call Supt. Hegdal.
50 Years Ago
May 14, 1964
Louis Kill, Editor
LeRoy Pinske, local real es-
tate dealer, sustained a skull
fracture in an accident while en-
tering his auto. He slipped while
getting into the car and struck
his head on one of the sharp
door edges.
Mr. E. H. Schuft of Green
Isle received a painful injury at
the sawmill on the Wm. Proehl
farm when he slipped and fell,
breaking his leg in four places.
Mr. Schuft is able to be up and
around on crutches.
Today a deal was closed
whereby John and Paul Foley
purchased the Hardware Store
and building known as
Eickschen Hardware in Green
Isle. The Eickschens have oper-
ated the store for the past seven
years. It will be known as Foley
Brothers Hardware. They will
be doing extensive remodeling
on the building so it will be
closed and the date of opening
will be published. They expect
to carry a full line of hardware,
gas and electric appliances and
gift items.
30 Years Ago
May 17, 1984
Val Kill, Editor
The new home of Kittock’s
Super Valu will be completed on
or before September 1st, accord-
ing to owner Dennis Kittock.
The building will be about dou-
ble or a little larger than the
present building on Main Street.
The store will be constructed on
the north side of the alley on the
old Geib-Janni property with the
building facing east. There will
be a parking lot in front and a
possible municipal lot across the
alley. Most of the construction
will be done by local contrac-
Plans are being made for the
parade being held Saturday,
June 23 at 1 p.m. in connection
with Arlington ‘84 Rodeo Days.
Along with local children partic-
ipating in a costume contest,
the committee is looking for
other area groups and people to
enter units in the parade.
In the recent Arlington-Green
Isle School District No. 731
school board election Richard
Nagel retained his seat on the
board and newcomer Maynard
Rucks defeated incumbent Allen
Zeiher. Nagel and Rucks will
begin their three-year term on
July 1st.
10 Years Ago
May 20, 2004
Kurt Menk, Editor
Several hundred people from
various states and even Canada
attended the third annual Arling-
ton Polka Festival last weekend.
Five polka bands provided mu-
sical entertainment throughout
the three day event.
Arthur Wisch recently re-
ceived a plaque of appreciation
for 30-years of public service as
a supervisor on the Green Isle
Township Board.
Mary Shimota and Bertha
Woehler, Girls Scout Leaders
from the Arlington area, recent-
ly received the Girl Scouts of
the USA Outstanding Leader
Award. This award is presented
in recognition for service to a
Girl Scout Troop which goes
significantly beyond the expec-
tations of the position.
Robert D. Trebesch, age
48, of Hamburg, died sudden-
ly in Arlington on Monday,
May 12.
F u n e r a l
service will
be held at
L u t h e r a n
Church in
Hamburg at
noon Friday,
May 16.
Rev. Don
Andrix will
Visitation will be held at
the church in Hamburg from
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday,
May 15. It will continue an
hour prior to the service time
on Friday, May 16.
Interment will be in the
church cemetery.
Robert was born to Delmar
and Bonnie (Kopischke)
Trebesch in Sanborn on Sept.
14, 1965. He was baptized at
Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Sanborn on Oct.
17, 1965 and confirmed at
Zion Lutheran Church in Ar-
lington on May 1, 1981. He
graduated from the Arlington-
Green Isle High School in
1984. He married Pamela
Gieseke on Aug. 9, 1986.
They had two sons, Kyle and
Colt. They were divorced in
1995. Robert worked for
William Mueller and Sons of
Hamburg for eight years.
Prior to that he worked for
Trebesch Construction, Se-
ment Construction of NYA
and Klingelhutz Construction
of Chaska. Rob enjoyed
serving on the Hamburg Fire
Department for 24 years. He
was also an avid deer hunter.
He was a member of the
Hamburg Hunting and Fish-
ing Club for 20-plus years.
He was also Leader of the
Western Carver County Jun-
ior Fire Fighters.
Rob is survived by his
sons, Kyle (fiancee, Amanda)
Trebesch of Hamburg and
Colt Trebesch of Gaylord;
siblings, Mike (Debbie)
Trebesch of Winthrop, Steve
(Tammy) Trebesch of Ham-
burg, Jim Trebesch of Dela-
van, Bill (Janell) Trebesch of
Granada, Joy (Bob)
Schwanke of Glencoe, Jill
(Curt) Vorlicek of Biscay,
John (Monica) Trebesch of
Hamburg, Kipp (Deb)
Trebesch of Green Isle, Joel
Trebesch, Precious Stier of
Belle Plaine and Mark (Jen)
Trebesch of Henderson; and
many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by his parents.
Robert D. Trebesch, 48, Hamburg
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sign Gets A Facelift
Employees from Scenic Sign, Inc., Sauk
Rapids, worked to install the new LED
sign at the Arlington Community Center
on Thursday, May 8. The current adver-
tising panels will be given to the three
businesses. That area on the electronic
sign will be replaced with a City of Ar-
lington panel at a later date.
Kathleen Patricia (Knapp)
Kuelbs, 86, of Lakeville,
passed away in Edina on
Thursday, May 8.
Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church,
4625 West 125th Street, in
Savage at 10 a.m. Friday,
May 23. Visitation will begin
at 9 a.m.
To contact the parish of-
fice, call 1-952-890-9465.
A complete obituary will
be published in next week’s
edition of the Arlington En-
Kathleen (Knapp) Kuelbs, 86, Lakeville
By Larry Gieseke
The Arlington Garden Club
is one of the oldest clubs in
Minnesota. It was started
over 80 years ago by couples
in the Arlington community.
It is a non-profit organization
that has a motto as follows:
“We will pass the way but
once. Let us beautify the way
we go, that the whole world
will know the way we went.”
Our club flower is the petu-
nia and the club colors are
green and white. Our aim is
to beautify our homes and
community, to aid in the pro-
motion and protection of our
trees, plants and birds and to
promote civic improvements.
At present there are 19 mem-
bers. We are always looking
for new members. If interest-
ed, call Larry Gieseke at 964-
The club meets once a
month usually the first Tues-
day of the month. The club
hosts speakers on various
topics. This year we had
speakers on Honey bees, or-
ganic gardening practices,
rock gardens and will be
hearing about prairie gardens,
you are what you eat (Engel-
mann farms), new plants for
the garden presented by the
Mustard Seed and Orchid
growing. Our field trips will
be to the Engelmann farm
and nursery in Plato, The
Munsinger gardens in St.
Cloud, and the Arboretum to
name a few.
The club presently has
three projects. They are to
keep and update flower beds
in the Hospital Park, plant
and upkeep the planter in the
city parking lot and to upkeep
the flower beds around the
Welcome to Arlington signs
at each end of town on High-
way 5 and having a display
for the Sibley County Fair.
We are presently working on
new plan for the hospital park
beds for the year 2015.
The club is also hosting the
Horticulture meeting on June
10 at the Four Seasons Park
in the Senior Citizens Build-
ing. The registration is $2
which includes lunch and two
speakers. One topic is by
Cory Whitmer from the Mus-
tard Seed on new and unusual
plants to grow in Minnesota.
The other speaker is Peggy
Nerdahl on Jewels of the Gar-
den (various lilies for today’s
gardens). There will also be a
plant sale and a country store
for your perusal. If interested,
call Larry Gieseke for regis-
tration forms.
To help fund these projects
club members ware offering
perennials, annuals, vegeta-
bles and garden supplies
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur-
day, May 31. It will be held at
Liberty Station on Highway
5. If you have any plants that
you are willing to donate they
will be greatly appreciated.
Arlington Garden Club to host
annual plant sale on May 31
W W W . A R L I N G TO N M N N E W S . C O M
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 2014, page 6
By Kurt Menk
Sibley East senior Megan
Eckberg and sophomore
Megan Krentz were champi-
ons at the Section 4A Min-
nesota State True Track and
Field Championships at
Maple Lake on Tuesday af-
ternoon, May 6.
Eckberg won the 100 meter
hurdles event with a time of
16.61 seconds.
Krentz won the shot put
event with a distance of
Eckberg also contributed a
fifth place finish in the long
jump event while Krentz
placed fifth in the discus
Sixth place winners for the
Lady Wolverines were
Megan Eckberg (300 meter
hurdles), Alyssa Weber (400
meter dash) and Sibley East 4
X 200 meter relay team
(Megan Eckberg, Taylor
Brinkman, Ali Stock and
Alyssa Weber).
The Sibley East 4 X 400
meter relay team added a sev-
enth place finish. The four-
some included Alyssa Weber,
Ella Lundstrom, Taylor
Brinkman and Emma Samlet-
Taylor Brinkman added an
eighth place finish in the 100
meter hurdles.
Maple Lake won the meet
with 1,146.5 team points.
Sibley East placed eighth
among 20 teams with 709.5
team ponts.
Giant Relays
The Sibley East varsity
girls track team placed fifth at
the Le Sueur-Henderson
Giant Relays on Friday after-
noon, May 9.
St. Peter captured top hon-
ors with 193 team points
while Waterville-Elysian-
Morristown placed second
with 136 team points. Min-
nesota Valley Lutheran (122),
Norwood Young America
(102), Sibley East (92) and
Le Sueur-Henderson (79)
rounded out the field of six
Megan Eckberg placed first
in the long jump event with a
leap of 15’ 7.5”
Second place winners for
the Lady Wolverines were
Megan Krentz (shot put and
discus) and Sibley East 4 X
100 meter throwers relay
team (Madi Krentz, Natalie
Mesker, Lindsey Flieth and
Megan Krentz).
Third place winners for the
Lady Wolverines included
Megan Eckberg (300 meter
hurdles) and Alyssa Weber
(400 meter dash).
Fourth place winners for
the Lady Wolverines consist-
ed of Sibley East 4 X 400
meter relay team (Alyssa
Weber, Ella Lundstrom, Tay-
lor Brinkman and Emma
Samletzka), Sibley East 4 X
800 meter relay team (Ella
Lundstrom, Maren Miner,
Courtney Eibs and Alison
Eibs) and Sibley East co-ed
distance relay team (Tim
Otto, Emma Samletzka,
Xavier Wassather and Alison
Fifth place winners for the
Lady Wolverines were Sibley
East 4 X 100 meter relay
team (Ali Stock, Madilyn
Latzke, Haley Rohwer and
Sara Peterson), Sibley East 4
X 200 meter relay team
(Megan Eckberg, Taylor
Brinkman, Ali Stock and
Alyssa Weber) and Sibley
East 800 co-ed sprint medley
relay team (Sara Peterson,
Gavin Laabs, Emma Samletz-
ka and Xavier Wassather).
Eighth place winners for
the Lady Wolverines included
Sara Peterson (100 meter
dash) and Natalie Mesker
Sibley East will compete in
the Minnesota River Confer-
ence Girls Track and Field
Meet at Belle Plaine at 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 15.
Eckberg and Krentz are champions
at True Team Meet at Maple Lake
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys baseball team dropped
two of three games in Min-
nesota River Conference play
during the past week.
The Wolverines, 3-6 in the
MRC and 6-7 overall, will
host Watertown-Mayer in
conference action at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 15. Sibley
East will also host Belle
Plaine in a doubleheader in
MRC play at 10 a.m. Satur-
day, May 17.
Sibley East 6
Le Sueur-Henderson 0
Senior Brody Rodning and
junior Jason Meyer combined
on a two-hitter as the visiting
Sibley East varsity boys base-
ball team blanked Le Sueur-
Henderson 6-0 in Minnesota
River Conference action on
Tuesday afternoon, May 6.
Rodning pitched the first
six innings and recorded the
mound victory. The lefty,
who yielded one hit, struck
out 12 and walked two.
Meyer surrendered one hit
in the seventh frame.
Rodning helped his own
cause with a single and a
double. Senior Colin
Mehlhop , junior Austin
Brockhoff and sophomore
Logan Jorgenson collected
two singles each while senior
Nick Haupt, juniors Andrew
Bullert and Zac Weber and
sophomore Travis Schmidt
added one single apiece.
Le Sueur-Henderson 9
Sibley East 0
The Sibley East varsity
boys baseball team surren-
dered only two earned runs,
but lost to visiting Le Sueur-
Henderson in Minnesota
River Conference action on
Saturday afternoon, May 10.
Junior Austin Brockhoff
pitched the first four innings
and was tagged with the loss.
The right hander yielded
seven unearned runs on just
three hits. He also fanned
three and walked one.
Senior Colin Mehlhop
hurled the final three frames
and gave up two earned runs
on six hits He also struck out
one and walked one.
Sophomore Travis Schmidt
paced Sibley East’s five-hit
attack with a double. Juniors
Andrew Bullert, Lukas
Bullert and Zac Weber and
sophomore Logan Jorgenson
contributed one single apiece.
Tri-City United 5
Sibley East 3
The visiting Sibley East
varsity boys baseball team
lost to Tri-City 5-3 in Min-
nesota River Conference play
on Tuesday afternoon, May
Senior Brody Rodning
pitched the first four innings
and suffered the mound loss.
The southpaw yielded three
earned runs on just two hits.
He also fanned eight and
walked four.
Junior Austin Brockhoff
paced the offensive attack
with two singles. Seniors
Nick Haupt and Colin
Mehlhop, juniors Andrew
Bullert and Lukas Bullert and
sophomore Travis Schmidt
added one single apiece.
SE baseball team splits with LS-H,
falls to Tri-City United in MRC play
Arlington A’s 2014 SCHEDULE
Fri., May 9 *Vesili Home, 7:30
Sun., May 11 *Gibbon Away, 2:00
Fri., May 16 *Watertown Away, 7:30
Sun., May 18 Chaska Away, 6:00
Tues., May 20 Shakopee Home, 7:30
Fri., May 23 Belle Plaine Away, 7:30
Wed., May 28 *Cleveland Home, 7:30
Fri., May 30 *Hamburg Away, 7:30
Sun., June 1 Chanhassen Home, 6:00
Tues., June 3 *Young America Home, 7:30
Fri., June 6 Fairfax Home, 7:30
Sun., June 8 St. Peter Away, 6:00
Fri, June 13 St Peter Home, 7:30
Sun., June 15 Henderson Home, 6:00
Tues., June 17 Victoria Home, 7:30
Fri., June 20 High Life Invite Arlington/Gaylord TBA
Sat., June 21 High Life Invite Arlington/Gaylord TBA
Sun., June 22 High Life Invite Arlington/Gaylord TBA
Thur., June 26 Jordan Away 7:30
Fri., June 27 Gaylord Away, 7:30
Sun., June 29 Le Sueur Home, 6:00
Tues., July 1 *Cologne Away, 7:30
Mon., July 7 *Plato Home, 7:30
Fri., July 11 RVL/DRS All
Star Game Away, 7:30
Sun., July 13 Fairfax Away, 4:00
Wed., July 16 *Glencoe Away, 7:30
Fri., July 18 Gaylord Home, 7:30
Sun., July 20 New Ulm Away, 2:00
Sun., July 27 New Ulm Home, 6:00
*Denotes Non-League Games
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys track team placed 10th
among 21 teams during the
Section 4A Minnesota State
True Track and Field Cham-
pionships at Maple Lake on
Tuesday afternoon, May 6.
Maple Lake captured top
honors with 1,284 team
points. Sibley East finished
10th with 731 team points.
Ben White sparked the
Wolverines with a second
place finish in the 110 meter
hurdles. White concluded the
race in 16.86 seconds.
Isaac Elseth placed fifth in
the 110 meter hurdles.
Christian Figueroa placed
sixth in the shot put event.
Cole Bruhn finished sev-
enth in the 3200 meter run.
Erik Danielson finished
eighth in the 200 meter dash.
Giant Relays
The Sibley East varsity
boys track team placed fifth
at the Le Sueur-Henderson
Giant Relays on Friday after-
noon, May 9.
Minnesota Valley Lutheran
captured top honors with 178
team points while Le Sueur-
Henderson placed second
with 174 team points. St.
Peter (117), Norwood Young
America (104), Sibley East
(103) and Waterville-Elysian-
Morristown (36).
Logan Tesch captured top
honors in the triple jump
event with a leap of 39 feet.
The Sibley East 4 X 800
meter relay team placed first
with a time of 9:17.47. The
foursome included Cole
Bruch, Justin Bennett, Jack
Ballalatak and Erik Daniel-
Second place winners for
the Wolverines were Erik
Danielson (100 meter dash)
and Cole Bruhn (800 meter
Third place winners for the
Wolverines included Erik
Danielson (400 meter dash),
Sibley East 4 X 100 meter
relay team (Chris Johnson,
Eric Moreno, Jesus Ro-
driguez and Ben White) and
Sibley East 4 X 400 (Chase
Ellwood, Ben Ahlstrand, Kor-
ban Strand and Sam Thies).
Fourth place winners for
the Wolverines consisted of
Justin Bennett (800 meter
run), Sibley East 4 X 200
(Gavin Laabs, Chris Johnson,
Mason Latzke and Jesus Ro-
driguez) and Sibley East co-
ed distance relay team (Tim
Otto, Emma Samletzka,
Xavier Wassather and Alison
Fifth place winners for the
Wolverines were Ben White
(300 meter hurdles), Connor
Kranz (high jump) and Sibley
East 800 co-ed sprint medley
relay team (Sara Peterson,
Gavin Laabs, Emma Samletz-
ka and Xavier Wassather).
Sixth place winners for the
Wolverines included Jack
Ballalatak (800 meter run)
and Logan Tesch (long
Seventh place winners for
the Wolverines consisted of
Sam Thies (400 meter dash)
and Cole Bruhn (high jump).
Chase Ellwood added an
eighth place finish in the
1600 meter run.
Sibley East will compete in
the Minnesota River Confer-
ence Boys Track and Field
Meet at Belle Plaine at 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 15.
SE boys place 10th at True Team Meet
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
boys and girls golf teams
competed in Minnesota River
Conference meets early last
The Wolverines placed
third in a MRC meet at the
Shadow Brooke Golf Club on
Tuesday afternoon, May 6.
Mayer Lutheran took top
honors with 166 team strokes.
Jordan placed second with
174 team strokes while Sib-
ley East finished third with
186 team strokes. Watertown-
Mayer (192), Tri-City United
(193), Belle Plaine (195), Le
Sueur-Henderson (205) and
Norwood Young America
(208) rounded out the field.
Sibley East junior Jordan
Petzel sparked the Wolver-
ines with a 40 over nine
holes. He was two strokes be-
hind medalist Jake Pieper,
The Lady Wolverines,
meanwhile, placed sixth in a
MRC meet at the Winthrop
Golf Course on Tuesday af-
ternoon, May 6.
Jordan captured top honors
with 206 team strokes. Water-
town-Mayer (222), Belle
Plaine (233), Le Sueur-Hen-
derson (237), Norwood
Young America (239), Sibley
East (278) and Mayer Luther-
an (310) rounded out the
Sibley East junior Liz
Thies paced the Lady
Wolverines with a 47 over
nine holes. Triana Thong, Jor-
dan, was the medalist with a
Petzel and Thies are cur-
rently fourth in the MRC in-
dividual standings.
SE boys and girls golf teams
compete in conference meet
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Senior Levi Pfarr, who is one of three
returning letterwinners for the Sibley
East varsity boys golf team this spring,
teed off during a recent meet.
SE softball team still looking for 1st win
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East varsity
girls softball team dropped
four games in Minnesota
River Conference action dur-
ing the past week.
The Lady Wolverines, 0-12
in the MRC and 0-15 overall,
will host Mayer Lutheran in
a conference doubleheader at
4 p.m. Thursday, May 15.
Tri-City United 17
Sibley East 6
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls softball team lost
to Tri-City United 17-6 in
five innings during a Min-
nesota River Conference
game on Tuesday afternoon,
May 6.
Juniors Kelli Martens and
Breann Walsh led the offen-
sive attack with two singles
each. Senior Kim Kurtzweg
and junior Mikayla Perschau
collected one double apiece.
Sophomore Rachel Sorenson
added a single.
Rachel Sorenson pitched
the entire game and was
tagged with the loss.
NYA 11 - 12
Sibley East 0 - 2
The visiting Sibley East
varsity girls softball team
managed only one hit and
was blanked by Norwood
Young America 11-0 in five
innings during the first game
of a Minnesota River Con-
ference twinbill on Friday af-
ternoon, May 9.
Junior Breann Walsh col-
lected the lone hit, a single,
for the Lady Wolverines.
Sibley East also dropped
the second game of the MRC
doubleheader 12-1.
The Lady Wolverines did
not register a hit in the game.
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MRC Tournament Runnerup
The Sibley East eighth grade girls softball team re-
cently captured second place honors in the Minneso-
ta River Conference Tournament. The Lady Wolver-
ines blanked Watertown-Mayer 17-0 in the first round,
defeated Belle Plaine 11-2 in the semi-final round and
lost to St. Peter 13-5 in the championship. Front Row:
(left to right) Katelyn Brinkman, Taylor Perschau,
Yadira Mendez and Hannah Kranz. Middle Row: (l to r)
Emily Doetkott, Jaci Tourtellot, Katie Zwart, Kiana
Montes and Jada Jirasek. Back Row: (l to r) Morgan
Stearns, Mackenzie Effertz, Faith Young, Janessa Dal-
bec and coach Chad Bachman.
The Arlington Planning & Zon-
ing Committee will hold a public
heari ng on Tuesday, June 3,
2014 at 7:07 p.m. or as soon
thereafter, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 204 Shamrock Drive
to consider the following matter
that requires a public hearing.
The Overland Group
Mark Hennen
To review and consider rezon-
ing a portion of Lot 1, Block 1,
Martha P. Frenzel Addition. The
subject property is adjacent to
State Highway 5 south of Baker
Street. The applicants propose
rezoning an additional 100 feet of
property adjacent to the current
B-1 Servi ce Busi ness Di stri ct
boundary to allow for commercial
retail development. At this time a
200’ strip of property west of and
parallel to State Highway 5 is
zoned as B-1 Service Business.
The request proposes an addi-
tional 100’ be zoned for commer-
cial use. The subject area is cur-
rently zoned R-2 Multiple Family
Legal: Lot 1 of Block 1, Martha
P. Frenzel Addition, City of Arling-
ton, Sibley County MN.
Parcel # 31.0881.000
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 Cyn-
thia Smith-Strack, Zoning Admin-
istrator, at 507-964-2378 during
normal business hours. Written
comments should be sent to the
Zoni ng Admi ni strator at 204
Shamrock Drive, Arlington MN
/S/ Cynthia Smith-Strack
Cynthia Smith-Strack,
P&Z Administrator
Publish: May 15, 2014
The Arlington Planning & Zon-
ing Committee will hold a public
heari ng on Tuesday, June 3,
2014 at 7:05 p.m. or as soon
thereafter, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 204 Shamrock Drive
to consider the following matter
that requires a public hearing.
Hutchinson Co-Op
To review and consider the ap-
plication for a variance from Sec-
tion 9, Subd. 4(2)(A) of the Arling-
ton Zoning Ordinance relating to
maximum building height in the I-
1 Limited Industrial District. The
property is located at 23189 State
Highway 5. The applicant propos-
es a variance to allow a roof peak
height of 48 feet to accommodate
a new structure at the Coopera-
tive site.
Legal: Lot 1 of Block 1, Arling-
ton Industrial Park, City of Arling-
ton, Sibley County MN.
Parcel # 31.0842.000
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 Cyn-
thia Smith-Strack, Zoning Admin-
istrator, at 507-964-2378 during
normal business hours. Written
comments should be sent to the
Zoni ng Admi ni strator at 204
Shamrock Drive, Arlington MN
/S/ Cynthia Smith-Strack
Cynthia Smith-Strack,
P&Z Administrator
Publish: May 15, 2014
The Arlington Planning & Zon-
ing Committee will meet and con-
duct a public hearing on Tuesday,
June 3, 2014 at 7:01 p.m. or as
soon thereafter, in the City Hall
Council Chambers, 204 Sham-
rock Drive. The purpose of the
public hearing is to take oral and
written comments on a proposed
preliminary plat which is a re-sub-
division of a portion of the Arling-
ton Industrial Park plat.
The proposed plat will have the
following effect:
1. Adjust boundary lines for
property owned by Hutchinson
Cooperative and Scott Equip-
2. Vacate an unused uti l i ty
3. Establish an easement over
an existing utility main, and
4. Simplify legal descriptions
for subject properties.
Any person desiring to com-
ment on this matter is invited to
do so in writing or orally at the
time of the public hearing. Written
comments should be directed to
Cynthia Smith-Strack, P&Z Ad-
ministrator, City of Arlington, 204
Shamrock Drive, Arlington MN
55307. A complete copy of the
proposed preliminary plat is avail-
able for review at Arlington City
Hal l duri ng normal busi ness
/S/ Cynthia Smith-Strack
Cynthia Smith-Strack,
P&Z Administrator
Publish: May 15, 2014
Certificate of
Assumed Name
ASSUMED NAME: kathleen-
NESS: 20248-365 Ave Green
Isle MN 55338 USA
Olson Harjes Address: 20248-
65 Ave, Green Isle, MN 55338
By typing my name, I, the un-
dersigned, certify that I am
signing this document as the
person whose signature is re-
quired. I further certify that I
have completed all required
fields, and that the information
in this document is true and
correct and in compliance with
the applicable chapter of Min-
nesota Statutes. I understand
that by signing this document I
am subject to the penalties of
perjury as set forth in Section
609.48 as if I had signed this
document under oath.
SIGNED BY: Kathleen Olson
TICES: idaho3.kh@gmail.com
Publish May 15 and 22
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington A’s base-
ball team, under the direc-
tion of co-managers Josh
Nelson and Dan Chies,
opened its season with two
wins last weekend.
The A’s will travel to Wa-
tertown at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
May 16. Arlington will also
travel to Chaska at 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 18. In addi-
tion, the A’s will host
Shakopee at 7:30 p.m. Tues-
day, May 20.
Arlington 7
Veseli 6
The Arlington A’s base-
ball team, in its season
opener, edged visiting
Veseli 7-6 in 11 innings on
Friday night, May 9.
Josh Nelson scored the
game-winning run on a dou-
ble off the bat of Matt
Pichelmann in the bottom of
the 11th inning.
Shane Henke sparked the
offensive attack with three
hits. Michael Bullert and
Dan Chies collected two
hits. Pichelmann added a
Scott Husfeldt pitched the
first four innings and regis-
tered four strikeouts.
Chies hurled the next
three innings and recorded
five strikeouts.
Tyler Agre worked the
eighth and ninth innings in
Lucas Schwope pitched
the final two frames and
posted the mound victory.
Arlington 8
Gibbon 7
The visiting Arlington A’s
baseball team edged Gibbon
8-7 on Sunday night, May
It was the first time the
Arlington A’s had played at
Gibbon in decades.
The A’s, sparked by a
clutch single by Tyler Agre,
scored three runs in the top
of the ninth inning.
Arlington reliever An-
drew Leonhardt posted the
mound save after he struck
out the final batter with
bases loaded and two outs
in the bottom of the ninth
Nathan Henke paced the
offensive attack with a
three-run homer. Matt
Pichelmann and Nick Haupt
collected two hits each.
Agre added a single.
Pichelmann pitched the
first five innings and com-
piled five strikeouts.
Chies followed for three
innings while Leonhardt
worked the last inning.
Arlington A’s open season with 2 wins
By Kurt Menk
The visiting Green Isle
Irish baseball team scored all
of its runs during the top of
the first inning and blanked
Hamburg 12-0 in seven in-
nings on Sunday afternoon,
May 11.
Matt Breyer pitched the en-
tire game and posted the
mound victory. The right han-
der surrendered only three
hits. He also fanned four and
walked one.
Zach Herd paced Green
Isle’s seven-hit attack with a
single and a double. Former
Arlington A’s baseball player
Brian Hartmann, Nate Pila-
cinski, Austin Brockhoff,
Mac Zachow and Zac Weber
added one single each.
The Irish, under the direc-
tion of manager Matt Breyer
and assistant coach Joe
Kreger, will travel to
Hutchinson at 7:30 p.m. Fri-
day, May 16. Green Isle will
also host Carver at 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 18.
Green Isle Irish beat Hamburg 12-0 in opener
Anglers can catch and keep
bass starting Saturday, May
24. Anglers can generally
keep six largemouth and
smallmouth bass combined.
A guide to telling the differ-
ence between the two can be
found on the Minnesota De-
partment of Natural Re-
sources website.
Some bodies of water have
special regulations for bass.
To find special regulations,
use the DNR LakeFinder
function at the Fish Minneso-
ta site. To buy a fishing li-
cense, visit any DNR license
agent, buy online via mobile
or desktop or call 888-665-
After the bass opener, next
up for anglers is the muskie
opener on Saturday, June 7.
Statewide bass season opens May 24
Kids and adults who have a
2014 Minnesota hunting or
fishing license receive a free
blaze orange and camouflage
Twins logo baseball cap when
they buy a discounted Min-
nesota Twins ticket online at
“This special promotion
between the Twins and the
Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources is a great
deal for fans of the outdoors
and baseball,” said Jenifer
Wical, of the DNR outreach
The special rate starts with
the Sunday, May 18, home
game against the Seattle
Mariners. It also includes
home games on Friday, June
6, against the Houston Astros;
Thursday, June 19, against
the Chicago White Sox; Sat-
urday, Aug. 16, against the
Kansas City Royals; Sunday,
Sept. 7, against the Los Ange-
les Angels; and Saturday,
Sept. 20, against the Cleve-
land Indians.
Discounted ticket prices are
$16. Ticket buyers pick up
their cap at the game.
“Minnesota culture would-
n’t be complete without hunt-
ing, fishing and Twins base-
ball,” said Phil McMullen,
Twins ticket sales executive.
Those who want to buy dis-
count tickets should go to
www.mndnr.gov/twins and
enter the transaction number,
which is printed on the li-
cense. The DNR Twins Web
page provides ticket buying
instructions and shows the lo-
cation of the transaction num-
A limited number of tickets
are available for each game
and will be reserved on a
first-come, first-served basis.
The offer is available only
through the DNR Twins Web
Minnesota 2014 fishing
and hunting licenses can be
purchased and printed online
at www.mndnr.gov/buyali-
cense or from any DNR li-
cense agent.
Twins offer free hat and discounted tickets
through partnership with Minnesota DNR
Green Isle Irish 2014 SCHEDULE
Sun., May 11 Hamburg Away, 2:00
Fri., May 16 Hutchinson Away, 7:30
Sun., May 18 Carver Home, 6:00
Thu., May 22 Waconia Home, 7:30
Mon., May 26 Young America Away, 5:00
Wed., May 28 Brownton Home, 7:30
Sat., May 31 New Germany Away, 4:00
Sun., June 1 Norwood Away, 2:00
Wed., June 4 St. Boni Home, 7:30
Sat., June 7 Sobieski Away, TBA
Sat., June 7 Lake Henry/Cold
Spring Rockies Away, TBA
Sun., June 8 TBD Away, TBA
Wed., June 11 Glencoe Away, 7:30
Sat., June 14 Carver Away, 2:00
Sun., June 15 Cologne Home, 6:00
Tues., June 17 Plato Home, 7:30
Thurs., June 19 St. Patrick GI/Hamburg Tourn. 8:00
Fri., June 20 TBD GI/Hamburg Tourney
Sat., June 21 TBD GI/Hamburg Tourney
Sun., June 22 TBD GI/Hamburg Tourney
Wed., June 25 Young America Home, 7:30
Fri., June 27 Watertown Away, 7:30
Sun., June 29 Norwood Home, 2:00
Tues., July 1 Hamburg Home, 7:30
Wed., July 2 Cologne Away, 7:30
Tues., July 8 Belle Plaine Home, 7:30
Wed., July 9 Winsted Home, 7:30
Fri., July 11 Brownton Away, 7:30
Tues., July 15 Jordan Home, 7:30
Wed., July 16 Mayer Home, 7:30
Fri., July 18 Chaska Home, 7:30
Sun., July 20 Plato Away, 2:00
Fri., July 25 Irish Open Glencoe Country Club
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 2014, page 8
BRIS ONTO CITY STREETS. Lawn clippings and/or debris
that are discharged onto city streets eventually wash into the
storm sewers and cause them to clog. Besides being an incon-
venience to residents, it is also COSTLY and time consum-
ing for the City to clean and unclog storm sewers. The City is
asking all residents to take their grass clippings/debris to the
compost site. The compost site is Open 7 days a week
during daylight hours to better accommodate the resi-
dents of Arlington.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Arlington City Council
County and Judicial
Drainage Ditch Spraying
On May 12, 2009, the Sibley County Board of Commission-
ers approved aerial helicopter spraying of County and Judicial
Drainage Ditches. Sibley County sprays County and Judicial
Drainage Ditches for noxious weeds and brush.
For 2013, the spraying will be done by Scott’s Helicopter
Service, Le Sueur, MN. County and Judicial Drainage Ditches
east of Trunk Highway 15 will be sprayed.
Anyone wishing to NOT have a specific County or Judicial
Drainage Ditch sprayed should contact Sibley County Environ-
mental Servi ces at (507) 237-4091 or Envi ronmental
Services@co.sibley.mn.us prior to May 23, 2014.
When landowners or renters do not respond, we will as-
sume it is acceptable to spray.
FSA Matters
Submitted Photo
Wall Cloud Over Gaylord
This wall cloud was rotating over the City of Gaylord
between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8. “It
never spawned a tornado from what we could see,
even though one was called in as on the ground,”
said Green Isle resident Don Burgess, who was
weather spotting for the National Weather Service and
the Sibley County Emergency Radio Team. This photo
was taken along Highway 19 about one mile east of
By Peggy Read, CED
Sibley County FSA
Are You Doing A
Drainage Project Or
Breaking Up Land
Landowners and operators
are reminded that in order to
receive payments from
USDA, they must be compli-
ant with Highly Erodible
Land (HEL) and Wetland
Conservation (WC) provi-
sions. Farmers with HEL
determined soils must apply
tillage, crop residue and rota-
tion requirements as specified
in their conservation plan.
Producers should notify
FSA prior to conducting land
clearing or drainage projects
to ensure compliance. If you
intend to clear any trees to
create new cropland, these
areas will need to be re-
viewed to ensure any work
will not jeopardize your eligi-
bility for benefits.
Landowners and operators
can complete form AD-1026
Highly Erodible Land Con-
servation (HELC) and Wet-
land Conservation (WC) Cer-
tification to determine
whether a referral to Natural
Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) is necessary.
For more information on
Highly Erodible Land and
Wetland Conservation provi-
sions, contact a FSA County
Office or visit the FSA web-
site at www.fsa.usda.gov.
Hay Net
Producers are encouraged
to use Hay Net on the FSA
website (http://www.fsa. -
usda.gov/haynet). This online
service allows producers with
hay and those who need hay
to post ads so they can make
connections. Hay Net is a
popular site for farmers and
ranchers who have an emer-
gency need. Individual ads
can be posted free of charge
by producers who complete a
simple online registration
form the first time they use
the site.
Are you looking for an-
swers to your FSA questions?
Then ASK FSA at askfsa.cus-
AskFSA is an online re-
source that helps you easily
find information and answers
to your FSA questions no
matter where you are or what
device you use. It is for ALL
customers, including under-
served farmers and ranchers
who wish to be enrolled in
FSA loans, farm, and conser-
vation programs.
Through AskFSA you can:
• Access our knowledge
base 24/7
• Receive answers to your
questions faster
• Submit a question and re-
ceive a timely response from
an FSA expert
• Get notifications when
answers important to you and
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The Minnesota Department
of Agriculture (MDA) will set
nearly 15,000 gypsy moth
traps across Minnesota this
spring. The work is part of the
MDA’s annual detection trap-
ping program and is designed
to protect Minnesota’s forests
and urban areas from new in-
festations of gypsy moth.
Beginning May 15, MDA
staff will be out in southern
Minnesota setting traps. The
northern portion of the state
will start to receive traps after
June 12. Setting the thousands
of traps will take several
Most of the gypsy moth
traps are small, triangle-
shaped and made of card-
board. Milk carton traps,
which are much larger, are
used in areas of northeastern
Minnesota where moth num-
bers are expected to be much
higher than elsewhere. All of
the traps are set on trees or
poles across the state and con-
tain a pheromone to lure in
male gypsy moths.
Citizens are asked not to
disturb the traps and to call
MDA’s Arrest the Pest Hotline
at 888-545-MOTH if they
would like traps moved or re-
moved from their properties.
Trapping results may identi-
fy areas that need localized
treatments to control the
moths. The Twin Cities metro
area is considered high risk
for human-assisted introduc-
tions of gypsy moth, but trap
counts are still expected to be
low in that area. Northeastern
Minnesota is again expected
to be the hot spot for gypsy
moths in 2014, as the invasion
front has now moved into that
area from infested states to the
“For over 40 years, the
Minnesota Department of
Agriculture and our partners
have protected Minnesota’s
trees from this nasty pest,”
MDA Plant Protection Direc-
tor Geir Friisoe said. “Our ef-
forts have saved important in-
dustries like tourism and
forestry from economic harm.
Each year we delay the moths
is a victory for the environ-
ment and the economy.”
Gypsy moth caterpillars eat
the leaves of many trees and
shrubs, favoring oak, poplar,
birch and willow. Severe, re-
peated infestations can kill
trees, especially when the
trees are already stressed by
drought or other factors.
For more details about the
trapping program and gypsy
moth, visit the MDA website
at www.mda.state.mn.us/gyp-
Nearly 15,000 traps to be set for gypsy moth
Minnesota livestock pro-
ducers can submit notices of
animal loss and apply for pay-
ment to the U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA) Farm
Service Agency (FSA) disas-
ter programs, which were re-
instated with the passage of
the 2014 Farm Bill. Funding
is retroactive and covers some
losses back to October, 2011.
Claims from past years must
have proper documentation to
receive funding, which may
include photos, ownership
records or purchase and trans-
portation receipts.
“With funding restored,
now is the time to act. The
Minnesota Department of
Agriculture (MDA) has been
encouraging producers over
the last few years to document
all losses pending this return
in funding of livestock assis-
tance programs. We encourage
producers to connect with
their local Minnesota FSA to
seek reimbursement,” said
MDA livestock development
supervisor, Curt Zimmerman.
The reimbursements cover
several areas of livestock and
are broken down into three
Livestock Indemnity Pro-
gram: pays producer for live-
stock deaths dating back to
October, 2011 caused by ad-
verse weather or attacks by
animals reintroduced into the
wild by the federal govern-
ment. Deadline to submit a
notice of loss and application
for payment is January 30,
Livestock Forage Program:
pays producer for livestock
losses due to drought or fire
on pastureland planted specif-
ically for grazing, dating back
to October, 2011. Deadline to
submit a notice of loss and ap-
plication for payment is Janu-
ary 30, 2015.
Emergency Assistance for
Livestock, Honeybees and
Farm-Raised Fish Program:
provides producer assistance
for eligible losses due to dis-
ease and weather conditions
not covered in the Forage or
Indemnity Programs. These
losses are covered dating back
to 2012 and deadline to sub-
mit a notice of loss and appli-
cation for payment is August
1, 2014.
Important 2014 deadlines for livestock disaster aid
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Mail to Sibley East High School
PO Box 1000 • Arlington, MN 55307
Attn: Rene M.
Or drop off at the Sibley East High School’s main office or call
507-964-8285. Payment due on first lesson.
PARENT & CHILD, 18 mos.-3 yrs.
For children ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs. who have little or no previous water
experience. Parent or caregiver must accompany child in the water.
PRE-SCHOOL AQUATICS, ages 4-5, Levels A-B-C
Throughout the three levels, pre-school age children are taught basic
aquatic safety, survival, and swimming skills, all while increasing their
comfort level in and around water.
For children ready to enter water without parent or guardian. Enter and
exit water safely. Supported floating and kicking on front and back.
Open eyes under water, submerge to retrieve objects. Submerge mouth,
nose and eyes. Exploring arm and hand movements. Exhale under
water. Explore swimming on front and back. Water safety rules.
Fundamentals of using a life jacket.
Enter and exit water using ladder and side. Submerge head, bobs, open
eyes. Glide on front and back. Floating and kicking on front and back.
Explore swimming on side. Turning over front to back, back to front.
Enter water by stepping or jumping from side. Open eyes under water,
submerge to retrieve objects. Combined stroke on front and back.
Moving in water using a life jacket.
Jumping into deep water from side. Rotary breathing. Butterfly kicks
and body motions. Changing positions from vertical to horizontal on
front to back. Dive from sitting or kneeling. Survival float. Perform
HELP and huddle positions. Submerge fully and retrieve object.
Swim front and back crawl. Reaching assists. Use Check-Call-Care
in an emergency.
Dive from compact or stride position. Front and back crawl, breast-
stroke, backstroke and butterfly. Tread water. Swim under water. Diving
safety. Throwing assists. Perform feet-first surface dive. Swim on side
using scissors kick. Familiarity with CPR. Open turns from front to
back. Compact jump into water from a height wearing life jacket.
Alternate breathing. Improve front and back crawl. Butterfly.
Breaststroke. Sidestroke. Elementary backstroke. Shallow dive and
begin swimming. Front flip turn. Treading water using two different
kicks. Backstroke flip turn. Survival swimming. Rescue breathing.
Tuck and pike surface dives.
Prepare for advanced courses. Personal water safety.
Lifeguard readiness. Fundamentals of diving. Fitness swimmer.
• June 9–July 17 (None week of July 4
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70 Student Pass (high school & under)
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MONDAY, JUNE 9 – June 30
6:30-7:30 am M-W-F: Lap Swim
9:00 am-12:00 pm M – F: Swim Lessons (June 16-27)
1:00-4:00 pm M – Sat: Open Swim
4:15-6:00 pm M – F: Swim Lessons (June 16-27)
6:00-7:00 pm Tues/Thurs. H
0 Aerobics
7:00-8:30 pm M – F: Open Swim
Water Aerobics Class
“Muscles in Motion”
Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm
June 10 – June 26
3.00 per session or free with yearly swim pass.
Friday, June 20
Sibley East Pool
Summer Fun
Dive-In Movies
1-4 pm
June 11 & 23
Summer Red Cross Swimming Lessons
at the Sibley East Indoor Pool in Arlington
Sibley East Scotch Doubles Student/Adult Pool Tournament
Break into the Memorial Weekend!! Play Pool @ Sibley East School, Big Gym • Arlington Campus • FRI., MAY 23
Register by May 16 • Cost
10 per team • Prizes will be determined by number of teams
Scotch Double Rules • Following League Rules • Time Frame 5:00-6:00 pm Sign Up, Warm Up Rules Mtg.
Play Starts @ 6:00 pm (ending will depend on team members) • Format: Double Elimination
Sibley East Students are participating in a billiards unit from May 16-23. This is a culmination activity so
they can show off their new skills! Be a part of this first ever fun filled student/adult event.
Questions? Rene Moriarty @ 507-964-8285 or e-mail: rmoriarty@sibleyeast.k12.mn.us
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Lynn Evenson (left), Duane Stock (middle) and Dale
Wieman (right), all 1971 graduates of the Arlington-
Green Isle High School, recently traveled to Lake Erie
in pursuit of pre-spawn walleyes. After the group en-
countered heavy snow and high winds, they were able
to fish for two days. They caught 13 fish, averaging
seven pounds per fish.
Submitted Photos
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Church News
Christian & Missionary
Pastor John Cherico
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Saturday, May 17: 10:00 a.m.
to Noon, HTM Mobile Food
Shelf. All are welcome to come
and receive free groceries.
Sunday, May 18: 9:00 a.m.
Adult Sunday school. 10:30
a.m. Worship service and chil-
dren’s church for children age 4
to 6th grade.
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
Rodney J. Stemme, Pastor
Saturday, May 17: 8:00 a.m.
A-Men men’s group. 10:00
a.m.-1:00 p.m. Confirmation for
class mentors & parents.
Sunday, May 18: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship. Grad
recognition during worship.
10:15 a.m. Sunday school.
Monday, May 19: 7:00 p.m.
SPPRC. Deadline for June
newsletter items.
Tuesday, May 20: 7:00 p.m.
Ad. Council.
Thursday, May 22: 10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship on cable TV. 1:00 & 7:00
p.m. Women’s Bible study at
Jean Olson’s.
(WELS), Arlington
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Sunday, May 18: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Fami-
ly Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Wor-
ship. 6:30 p.m. Youth group
meeting at school.
Monday, May 19: 10:00 a.m.
Calendar info due. 7:00 p.m.
Mission Society. 7:00 p. m.
Steering committee meeting at
Tuesday, May 20: 10:00 a.m.
Good Samaritan service.
Wednesday, May 21: 2:00
p.m. Bible Study.
Thursday, May 22: 10:00 a.m.
Bulletin information due. 11:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Services on
cable TV channel 8.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Friday, May 16: 4:00 p.m.
Leave church for Shakopee
Womens Prison visit. 6:00 p.m.
Thomas Bible study, 8510 Penn
Av., Bloomington.
Sunday, May 18: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service.
Wednesday, May 21: 6:30
p.m. Wednesday evening Bible
class and youth focused. 8:00
p.m. Supper Welcome!
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Deb Meyer, Pastor
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Sunday, May 18: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Wor-
ship service.
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, May 18: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school and Adult Bible
study. 9:30 a.m. Worship serv-
Tuesday, May 20: 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Brotherhood.
Wednesday. May 21: 6:30-
8:00 p.m. Catechism class.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, May 16: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar). 4:45-8:00 p. m.
Jump for Joy (Mar).
Saturday, May 17: 5:00 p.m.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, May 18: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Mic). 10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate
Sunday (Mar).
Monday, May 19: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m.
AA and Al Anon (Mar).
Tuesday, May 20: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar).
Wednesday, May 21: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word
and Communion (Oak Terrace).
5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar).
Thursday, May 22: 8:00 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mic). 7:30 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous (Mic).
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Glen Bickford,
interim pastor
Sunday, May 18: 10:00 a.m.
(Missouri Synod)
Vacancy Pastor
Harold Storm
Phone 507-964-2400
Thursday, May 15: 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for bulletin informa-
Sunday, May 18: 9:45 a.m.
Bible class. 10:45 a.m. Worship.
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
(507) 647- 5777
Parsonage (507) 647-3739
Saturday, May 17: 9:00 a.m.
Clothes Closet. 10:00 a.m. Food
Sunday, May 18: Blood pres-
sure screening and Sunday
School celebration Sunday. 9:30
a.m. Worship. 10:45 a.m. Fel-
lowship hour.
Wednesday, May 21: 9:00
a.m. Prayer coffee. 7:00 p.m.
Youth group meeting.
Thursday, May 22: 9:30 a.m.
Women’s Bible study. 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible study at Peik’s.
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, May 16: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Saturday, May 17: 7:00 p.m.
Confirmation questioning at
Sunday, May 18: 9:00 a.m.
Worship service. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. Bible
study with Rhonda. 3:30 p.m.
Bible study with Pastor.
Tuesday, May 20: 8:00 p.m.
Joint Elders meeting.
Thursday, May 22: 7:00 p.m.
LWML outing to Church Base-
ment Ladies play at Plymouth
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, May 18: 8:15 a.m.
Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service with Holy Com-
munion. 10:30 a. m. Sunday
school carnival and potluck.
Monday, May 19: 11:30 a.m.
Feeding of the 500 club. 7:00
p.m. Guild meeting and Bible
Green Isle Township
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, May 16: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Saturday, May 17: 7:00 p.m.
Confirmation questioning.
Sunday, May 18: 10:30 a.m.
Worship service with Commun-
ion and Confirmation. 3:30 p.m.
Bible study with Pastor at St.
Tuesday, May 20: 8:00 p.m.
Joint Elders meeting at St.
Thursday, May 21: 7:00 p.m.
LWML outing to Church Base-
ment Ladies play at Plymouth
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, May 18: 8:00 a.m.
Teacher appreciation brunch in
basement. 9:00 a.m. Worship.
10:00 a.m. Last day of Sunday
school/fellowship honoring
Tuesday, May 20: 6:00-7:00
p.m. TOPS in church basement.
Thursday, May 22: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
cable. 2:00 p. m. Newsletter
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $4.00
Meals are served at Highland
Commons dining room
Monday: Swedish meatballs,
paprika potatoes, spinach, bread
with margarine, ice cream, low fat
Tuesday: Li ver or pepper
steak, buttered boiled potatoes,
peas, bread with margarine, apri-
cots, low fat milk.
Wednesday: Chef salad with
turkey, ham, cheese, l ettuce,
salad dressing, tomato, & cucum-
ber slices, muffin with margarine,
brownie, low fat milk.
Thursday: Roast beef, mashed
potatoes, carrots, dinner roll with
margarine, pudding dessert, low
fat milk.
Friday: Pork chow mein, rice,
chow mein noodles, oriental veg-
etables, mandarin oranges, cook-
ie, low fat milk.
Arlington and Gaylord
Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.
daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is served
with each meal daily. Menu is sub-
ject to change.
Monday: Oatmeal bar, cheese
stick, juice, milk.
Tuesday: Fold & Go, juice, milk.
Wednesday: Cereal bar, seeds,
juice, milk.
Thursday: Mini pancake, juice,
Friday: Pop Tart, cheese stick,
juice, milk.
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal. Additional milk is
available for 40 cents each.
Menu is subject to change.
Monday: Spaghetti , meat
sauce, cole slaw, garlic toast, fruit,
Tuesday: Sub sandwich, let-
tuce, tomato, fixings, corn, fresh
fruit, milk.
Wednesday: Chicken strips,
seasoned rice, green beans, fruit,
Thursday: Mini corn dogs, oven
potatoes, corn, fruit, milk.
Friday: Shrimp poppers, scal-
loped potatoes, broccoli, fruit,
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: Hamburger on whole
grain bun, oven potatoes, veggie
sticks, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Burrito.
Tuesday: Pizza, romaine salad,
green beans, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Pulled pork sand-
Wednesday: Chicken nuggets,
seasoned rice, broccoli, carrots,
fruit, milk.
Alternate: Pizza burger.
Thursday: Chili, crackers, que-
sadi l l as, veggi e sti cks, frui t
slushie, milk.
Alternate: Cold cut sandwich.
Friday: Hot dog on whole grain
bun, oven fries, corn, fruit, milk.
Alternate: Taco salad.
Former Henderson Inde-
pendent owner, publisher
and local point man for all
things printed, Leonard
“Lenny” Blaschko, passed
away on Sunday, May 4,
according to an article in
the Henderson Independ-
Blaschko broke into the
journalism field as a re-
porter for the Le Center
Leader in the early 1940s.
He became the owner
and publisher of the Hen-
derson Independent in
He steered the Henderson
newspaper until 1994 when
he and his wife, Shirley, an-
nounced their retirement
and sold their interests to
Paul and Sarah Malchow.
Former Henderson Independent publisher
Leonard ‘Lenny’ Blaschko passes away
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 2014, page 10
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Arlington, MN 55307
3 miles North of LeSueur
on Highway 169
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(507) 665-3126
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Weekends by appointment.
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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works
are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 NIV
Creekside Community Church
114 Shamrock Dr., Arlington • 964-2872
www.creekside-church.com • creeksidecc@mediacombb.net
Pastor John Cherico
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
Place an ad for any of our papers:
Arlington Enterprise
Te Sibley Shopper • Te Galaxy
Te McLeod County Chronicle
Te Glencoe Advertiser • Silver Lake Leader
at any one of our three locations:
402 W. Alden St., Arlington
716 E. 10th St., Glencoe
104B Lake Ave., Silver Lake
Misc. Farm Items
Wanted: Your OLD TRACTORS,
any condition, make or model. We
also specialize in new and used
Call Kyle. Located west of Hender-
son. (612) 203-9256.
Parts, Repair
$$ DOLLARS PAID $$ Junk vehicles,
repairable cars/trucks. FREE TOW-
ING. Flatbed/ wrecker service. Imme-
diate pick up. Monday-Sunday, serv-
ing your area 24/7. (952) 220-TOWS.
Business Opportunity
DIRECT SALES: Conklin dealers
needed, to use or market “green”
products made in Minnesota. For
a FREE catalog, call Ken and
Myra Franke at (320) 238-2370.
Help Wanted
Dri vers: Local -Home dai l y,
Lakeville! $1,200 orientation com-
pletion bonus! $3,000 Driver refer-
ral bonus! CDL-A with Hazmat
OTR experience required. Call no
Femal e wanted for
caregiver/housekeeper for para-
l yzed woman i n her home.
$12/hour. Full time, part time and
weekends open. Will train. Call
Kari (507) 426-6000.
Flatworks Concrete Company look-
ing for laborer/finisher to join our
growing company. Must have clean
driving record, reliable, hardworking
and knowledge or experience, be
able to follow directions and work on
their own if required. Wages de-
pending on experience. Paid OT,
hol i days and reti rement pay.
James@flatworksconcrete.com. Call
(612) 310-5729.
Honest person to help with home
office work and run errands. Flexi-
ble hours. Must be a good speller,
mature, timely. Editing skills a
plus. Call (507) 964-2550.
Wanted: Cosmetologist and Mas-
sage Therapist. Full or part time.
Call Tanya (320) 864-6033.
Help Wanted
I am looking for a PCA to work
with my 12 year old daughter in
the home on weekends. 2-3 week-
ends a month in Henderson. Pre-
vi ous experi ence worki ng wi th
people with disabilities required.
Call (507) 720-9728 if interested.
Paramedical exam company seek-
ing part-time help with mobile life
insurance exams in Glencoe and
the surrounding area. Applicants
must be experienced in Phleboto-
my. Emai l resume to:
Semis with step-deck trailers for
hauling in lower 48 states and
Canada. Call Kohout Trucking,
(320) 444-4108.
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.
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
Wanted: Motorcycles and ATVs.
Buying most brands. All years,
running or not. Jungclaus Motor-
sports, (320) 864-8526.
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)
2BR Apartment wi th garage,
water/sewer/garbage included. No
pets. New Auburn (320) 327-2928.
1BR available NOW! FREE HEAT,
pri vate porch, wal k-i n cl osets,
washer/dryer in each apartment,
Now Taki ng Appl i cati ons. 1BR
apartment in Glencoe. Must be 62
years of age or older, or disabled.
Some income restrictions apply.
Rent based on 30% of income.
Call (320) 864-5282.
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
Newer single level home. 2BR,
1BA, 2-car attached garage, all
appliances included. Available im-
mediately. Don (612) 245-3103.
Want To Rent
Young farmer looking for land to rent
for 2014 and beyond. Competitive
rates and reference available. Call
Austin Blad (320) 221-3517.
Building Contractors
30 Years professional home repair
service. Interior/exterior. Fair rates for
quality work. Call (320) 359-0333.
Misc. Service
your place or ours. White oak lum-
ber decking and buy logs. Give
Virgil a call. (320) 864-4453.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 2014, page 11
(based on first week pricing)
The McLeod
County Chronicle
Silver Lake Leader
The Glencoe
The Sibley Shopper
Arlington Enterprise
The Galaxy
Week 1/2 Price
All Six Papers Reach Over 50,000 Readers Weekly in over 33 Communities
For 20 words, one time in
ANY TWO PAPERS and on the internet.
30¢ per word after first 20 words.
All ads appear online
at GlencoeNews.com
To place an ad: Call: 507-964-5547; Fax: 507-964-2423; E-Mail: info@ArlingtonMNnews.com; Mail: P.O. Box 388, Arlington, MN 55307
The McLeod County Chronicle Mondays at Noon
The Arlington Enterprise & The Silver Lake Leader Tuesdays at Noon
The Glencoe Advertiser, The Sibley Shopper
& The Galaxy Wednesdays at NOON
Project Manager/Estimator
Rice Building Systems, Inc., is a 60-year-old growing Design/Build firm
in the St. Cloud area. We are currently seeking a Project Manager/Esti-
mator for our commercial and industrial design/build projects in our
new Glencoe office. This position is responsible for scheduling, subcon-
tractor coordination, estimating, project documentation, communication
with other project staff, and quality control.
Undergraduate degree in construction, management, engineering or re-
lated field is desired. Minimum of 5 years experience in commercial/in-
dustrial construction and project management/supervision required.
Tinberline, Procore and Microsoft Project experience preferred.
Please send your resume in confidence to:
Geoffrey N. Delp
PO Box 128 • Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
geoff@ricebuildingsystems.com www.ricebuildingsystems.com
is currently accepting applications for the following position:
Position: Educational Speech and Language Pathologist
Start date: 2014-2015 school year
Closing date: Open until filled
Primary Function: Evaluate communication skills, plan and imple-
ment program services which assist identified students in improving
those skills by following district, state, and federal guidelines.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and carry instructional materi-
als, assessment kits, equipment or other necessary job related items
weighing up to 20 pounds. Ability to transport self among member
districts and to regional and state meetings as necessary.
Sibley East High School is located in Arlington, Minnesota which is
fifty miles southwest of the Twin Cities Metro area. The communities
of Arlington, Gaylord, and Green Isle make up ISD #2310. The dis-
trict is comprised of two elementary schools located in Arlington and
Gaylord, a junior high school (grades 7-9) in Gaylord and the senior
high (grades 10-12) in Arlington.
Send a letter of application along with copies of your licensure,
college transcripts and letters of recommendation to:
James Amsden
Sibley East Schools
PO Box 1000
Arlington, MN 55307
Spartan Stafng, a TrueBlue Company, is now hiring!
Positions are in Winthrop, MN with long term/temp-to-
hire potential.
Responsible for operations, maintenance, repair of boil-
ers, and monitoring and operations of ammonia system.
Will unload fuel oil and monitor tank and air system.
Must have 2 years mechanical background, ability to lift
up to 100 lbs occasionally, 2 years boiler exp preferred;
plumbing, piping, and electrical circuit knowledge; and
High School Diploma/GED. Rotating shift; $18.00/hr.
Accounting Specialist
Duties include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable,
Vendor Maintenance, and miscellaneous fling/data entry.
Must have Accounting certifcate, 2 Years fnancial ac-
counting exp; knowledge of MP2, SAP, Microsoft Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint; and High School Diploma/GED.
To apply online go to www.spartanstafng.com,
email resume to 3418-br@spartanstafng.comor call
320-587-0400. Text SPARTAN to 27697 for job alerts.
Healthcare Center of Gaylord
has openings in the following positions:
• 64 hrs a pay period, 2:15-10:45pm.
• 64 hrs a pay period, 2:15-10:45pm.
• 49 hrs a pay period, 5-9:30pm and 4-10pm.
• 4-8pm, every other weekend.
Duties include serving meals and leading an activity.
Applications are available at:
640 Third St., Gaylord, MN
Or online at www.oakterraceliving.com
For further information, contact Human Resources
at 507-237-8703. EOE
Looking for
more hour$...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington
is seeking the following positions:
• CNA 6-12pm every other weekend, must be certified
• CNA 10:30pm-6:30am every other weekend, must be
• LPN or RN 2:30-10:45 or 2:30-9pm 40+ hours per pay
period includes weekends and holidays
• TMA or LPN 2:30-9pm every other weekend
Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
Click on Job Opportunities in left column, then Job Openings in right column.
For more information, call Tiffany Brockhoff,
Community & Employee Relations Director at
507-964-2251 or email: tbrockof@good-sam.com
AA/EOE, EOW/H.M/F/Vet/Handicap Drug-Free Workplace
Caring can be a job, a career, ... Or a way of life.
Hiring for the 2014-15 School Year:
• FT Teacher Grades 4-6*
• FT Specialislt/Response to Intervention/
General Education Paraprofessional*
• FT General Education Paraprofessional**
*Requires Minnesota Teaching License.
**Requires high school diploma and years of
college or pass the ParaPro test.
Deadline to apply: May 30, 2014
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Mary Menne, Director
Green Isle Community School
190 McGrann St., PO Box 277, Green Isle, MN 55338
Or email to: director@greenislecommunityschool.org
Pinske Real Estate
& Auctioneers
(507) 964-2250
• 5 BR, 2-story home,
completely remodeled,
finished basement, 3-
season porch, corner
l ot i n Arl i ngton.
• 2 or 3 BR updated
rambler. Nicely located
on corner lot in Arling-
We need listings of
homes, farms and hobby
farms. If you are thinking
about selling it will pay
for you to call us.
They are not gone until those who knew them forget to remember…
This Memorial Day,
Let us Pause and Reflect.
In the May 22 edition of the Arlington Enterprise and the May 25 edition
of the Sibley Shopper there will be a special tribute to relatives and friends
that have passed away. You can place an “In Memoriam” ad in this special
section for only
10.60 for BOTH editions.
7.50 for either the Shopper OR Enterprise.
Choose one of the following styles:
A. B.
And choose one of the following symbols:
A. B. C.
Name of the deceased: ______________________________
Date of Death: ____________________________________
Name of person(s) dedicating memorial: ________________
Paid by:__________________________________________
Mail or drop off by Tues., May 20 to:
Arlington ENTERPRISE / Sibley Shopper
402 West Alden St., P.O. Box 388 • Arlington, MN 55307
Phone 507-964-5547 FAX 507-964-2423
In Memoriam
John Smith
who passed away May 5, 2009
Dearly missed by
his wife
and family

In loving memory of
John Smith
who passed away Dec. 18, 2005
Sadly missed by
wife, Jane Smith
Gone but not forgotten
John Smith
who passed away July 2, 2008
Dearly missed by
his wife
and family
Choose one of the
following options:
Arlington Enterprise
Sibley Shopper
A & N Radiator Repair
After Burner Auto Body
Arlington Enterprise
Arlington Market
Arlington NAPA
Arlington State Bank
Arneson Law Office
Brau Motors
CMC Construction
Cenex C Store
Chef Craig’s Caterers
CornerStone State Bank
Good Samaritan Society
Arlington Campus
Gustafson Family Dentistry
Haggenmiller Lumber
Hutchinson Co-op (Arlington)
Jerry’s Home Quality Foods
Kick’s Bakery
Kolden Funeral Home
Kreft Cabinets, Inc.
Krentz Construction, LLC
Lensing Insurance
Liberty Station
Local Lawn Enforcement
Mesenbring Construction
Morreim Pharmacy
Dr. H.M. Noack
Pinske Real Estate &
Quick Shop/Subway
R & R Auto Repair
Reetz Floral
Seneca Foods
TSE, a division of Ametek
Thomes Bros.
Tranquility Hair Salon &
Construction, LLC
UFC/United Xpress
Vos Construction, Inc.
Y-Not Plumbing & Heating
Photos by Life Touch
Front Row: (left to right) Justin Korson, Nick Haupt, Lukas Bullert, Hunter
Voight, Travis Schmidt, Logan Jorgenson, Austin Brockhoff and Robert Accia-
ri. Middle Row: (l to r) Jason Meyer, Hunter Retzlaff, Alex Bessel, Andrew
Bullert, Zac Weber, Austin Hahn, Quentin Gex and Dylan Pauly. Back Row: (l to
r) Ben Freitag, Aaron Bredt, assistant coach Dustin Meuleners, head coach
Dan Tackmann, assistant coach Collin Grams, Brody Rodning and Colin
Front Row: (left to right) Frances Zuniga, Haylee Loncorich, Karis-
sa Sorenson, Kim Kurtzweg, Shelby Voight and Britany Reierson.
Back Row: (l to r) Assistant coach Rene Moriarty, Breann Walsh,
Kelli Martens, Jordyn Petzel, Mikayla Perschau, Paige Nelson and
head coach Stephanie Schultz. Missing from the photo is Rachel
Sorenson, Alli Harter and Kayla Charter.
Front Row: Cassidy Martin. Back Row: Emily Peterson, Hailey
Haggenmiller, Liz Thies, Rachel Davis and Rebecca Davis.
Front Row: (left to right) Neyland Ott, Andy Davis, Jackson Rose and Jacob Strack.
Back Row: (l to r) Michael Templin, Ian Holmes, Brad Ziegler, Levi Pfarr, Jordan Petzel,
Michael Bostelman, Sam Bullert and Devan Tupa.
First Row: (left to right) Head coach Chad Johnson, Billy Rovinsky, Arvid Latchman, Ben
White, Erik Danielson, Ben Ahlstrand, assistant coach Dan Meier and assistant coach
Khamrasong Clantharak. Second Row: (l to r) Cameron In, Hawkin Rose, Lane Bruch,
Lucas Chavez, Jesus Rodriguez, Xavier Wassather, Logan Wagenius, Jens Lundstrom
and Eliazer Mendoza. Third Row: (l to r) Zac Latzke, Isaac Elseth, Zachery Peterson, Sam
Grominga, Connor Kranz, Logan Tesch and Leighton Rose. Fourth Row: (l to r) Christian
Figueroa, Chris Johnson, Jack Ballalatak, Ben Juarez, Eric Moreno, Korban Strand and
Justin Bennett. Fifth Row: (l to r) Alex Sell, Mike Schenk, Tim Otto, Cole Bruch, Sam
Thies, Jon DuFrane, Ben Rahu and Chase Ellwood.
First Row: (left to right) Head coach Jill Warzecha, Maren Miner, Sara Peterson,
Courtney Eibs, Megan Eckberg and assistant coach Mike Vrklan. Second Row: (l
to r) Manager Alexus Kreft, Ella Lundstrom, Norma Gonzalez, Sarah Malinowski,
Madison Krueger, Tamara Ehrich, Jean Sickmann and Chloey Kellermann. Third
Row: (l to r) Madison Grove, Alicia Kranz, Sammi Klehr, Madi Krentz, Taylor
Brinkman, Kati Danielson and Breanna Fahning. Fourth Row: (l to r) Brooke
Klehr, Lindsey Flieth, Emma Samletzka, Natalie Mesker, Karley Lind, Samantha
Raghu, Taylor Strand and Ariel Butler. Fifth Row: (l to r) Abigail Butler, Rachel
Rettmann, Megan Krentz, Alyssa Weber, Madi Latzke, Ali Stock, Haley Rohwer
and Alison Eibs.
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