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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 50 • Thursday, June 19, 2014 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Kurt Menk
Vandalism has been ram-
pant at the two parks in
Green Isle this spring and
summer, according to City
Clerk Bert Panning.
Sticks, papers and grass
have been placed in the toi-
lets and urinals in the rest-
rooms at the Green Isle Base-
ball Park. The incident has
been repeated so many times
that the city now locks the
restrooms each evening. Chil-
dren who play at this park
after that time every night are
now unable to use the rest-
Four concrete benches at
the street level and overlook
the Lions Park have been
tipped over. In many cases,
the concrete branches have
been rolled down the hill to
the ball field area. The con-
crete branches are so heavy
that the city tractor and forks
are needed to haul them back
up the hill.
The portable restrooms at
the Lions Park have been
tipped several times.
Twelve bulbs have been
broken and some fixtures
damaged in the shelter/pavil-
lion area at the Lions Park.
A pellet gun or high pow-
ered BB gun have been used
to shoot holes in the walls at
the Lions Park.
A group of young kids
tossed some firecrackers in
the direction of a young
woman and her child at the
Green Isle Baseball Park. The
young woman and her child
left the park.
Green Isle residents who
witness these acts of vandal-
ism or any suspicious activity
at the two parks are encour-
Vandalism rampant at
2 parks in Green Isle
By Kurt Menk
The Green Isle City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Tuesday night, June 10,
unanimously approved a mo-
tion to accept a $40,537.50
bid from Pearson Brothers,
Inc., Hanover, to chip seal
several streets in the commu-
Mayor Dale ZumBerge and
City Council members Todd
Burg, Shawn Harms, Brian
Oelfke and Mark Wentzlaff
all voted in favor of the mo-
The City Council budgeted
$40,000 for chip sealing this
year, but decided to go over
that amount by $500-plus to
finish all the streets on the
The streets that will be chip
sealed later this summer in-
clude Western Avenue from
First Street to Fifth Street,
Fourth Street from Main
Street to Western Street, Pine
Street, Grove Street, Gloria
Avenue from North Lane to
East Sixth Street, Dale Circle,
East Sixth Street from
Church Street East, East Sev-
enth Street, East Shamrock
Drive and Erin Street.
The Green Isle City Coun-
cil will hold its next regular
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tues-
day, June 24.
Streets to be chip sealed
in the City of Green Isle
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Breakfast on the Farm
Approximately 425 people attended the annual Break-
fast on the Farm event at the Sibley County Fair-
grounds in Arlington on Friday morning, June 13. (Top
Photo) Howard Schneider and Wayne Schneider pro-
vided horse drawn wagon rides during the event. The
event is sponsored by the Arlington Area Chamber of
Commerce and a host of other sponsors.
(Left Photo) Chamber President Todd Sandberg
poured pancake mix on the grill and later flipped pan-
cakes at the event. (Right Photo) Breakfast on the
Farm Committee Chairperson Wendell Terlinden, left,
posed for a photo with Princess Kay of the Milky Way
MarJenna McWilliam, right.
By Dave Pedersen
Instead of requesting state
grant funds, Sibley County is
offering to send back
$110,000 in approved funds
for the Rush River Imple-
mentation Project that were
not utilized.
Nick Bancks, Watershed
Projects Coordinator, gave an
update on program funding to
the Board of Commissioners
at the recent meeting held in
He asked for the ok to send
$110,000 in grant funding for
the Rush River Implementa-
tion Project back to the Envi-
ronment Protection Agency
(EPA). The funds were not
utilized and the grant runs out
in August.
A manure management
project on farms had $67,000
in grant funds to cover 78
projects. The county had two
project applications for a total
of $1, 800. That means
$65,700 in grant funds will
be sent back.
Funds were granted for
structural practices for ma-
nure runoff control, totaling
$100,000 for 11 practices.
Eight were applied for at
$70,000, so $30,000 will go
There was a change in
projects coordinator during
this period, a position that re-
ceived $30,000 in grants. Be-
cause of the vacancy period,
$14,300 will go back.
In other business, Sibley
County approved a social
media policy. County Admin-
istrator Matt Jaunich said he
and staff have been working
on the policy the past three
months to provide guidelines
for when staff wants to get
information to the public in a
timely manner and create av-
enues for communication.
The Sibley County Board
of Commissioners will hold
their next meeting in Gaylord
at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 24.
Unused state grant funds will
be returned by Sibley County
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Monday night, June 16,
unanimously approved a mo-
tion to approve the employ-
ment termination of mainte-
nance worker Lee Zwart with
cause effective Tuesday, June
City Council members
James Jaszewski, Jennifer
Nuesse, Curt Reetz, Jason
Ruehling and Galen Wills all
voted in favor of the motion.
The City Council made its
move based on a recommen-
dation from City Administra-
tor Liza Donabauer and
Maintenance Supervisor Tony
Prior to the motion and
unanimous vote, the City
Council met in a closed ses-
sion for the purpose of evalu-
ating an employee’s perform-
Zwart had been an employ-
ee for the City of Arlington
for approximately six-plus
In other action, the City
Council unanimously ap-
proved a motion to approve
the 2014 seal coating plan
and authorized the advertise-
ment for bids. The bids will
be opened on Thursday, July
17. The City Council, in turn,
will act upon the bids at their
regular meeting on Monday
night, July 21.
The City Council made the
move based on a presentation
from City Engineer Jason
The City Council, in other
news, unanimously approved
a motion to hire Edward
Aranda as an attendant at the
Community Center.
In another matter, the City
Council unanimously ap-
proved a motion to authorize
Haggenmiller Lumber, Ar-
lington, to replace a roof and
wall steel on the park shelter
at the Arlington Sportsmen’s
Park for $6,855.53.
The Arlington City Council
will hold its next regular
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday,
July 7.
Arlington City Council dismisses employee
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Monday night, June 16,
held the first reading of an
amended ordinance to extend
the closing time for on-sale
liquor establishments until 2
a.m. Monday through Satur-
day. The current closing is 1
Arlington Dugout owner
Matt Carney, during the pre-
vious regular meeting, made
the request because “the cost
of running a business is not
getting any cheaper” and to
help cover the additional cost
of the new license at the Ar-
lington Community Center.
Prior to the first reading,
the City Council held a dis-
cussion on the issue.
City Council member Jason
Ruehling voiced concern that
the police department sched-
ule would be moved back one
hour. He also expressed con-
cern that other people would
“race” over to Arlington for
last call.
City Council member Curt
Reetz raised concerns over
the additional law enforce-
ment time and the extra open
hour up in the former Com-
munity Hall.
The discussion also cen-
tered around what time last
call would be held and what
time patrons would be ex-
pected to leave the liquor es-
After the discussion, it was
the consensus that all alcohol
must be off the bar at 2 a.m.
and all patrons must leave the
liquor establishment at that
same time.
The second reading of the
amended ordinance will be
held at the next regular meet-
ing at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July
7. If the amended ordinance
is adopted at that meeting, it
would go into effect upon
publication of the document
in the Arlington Enterprise.
In addition to the amended
ordinance, a special liquor li-
cense from the State of Min-
nesota is required.
In other action, Carney re-
quested permission to use
Main Street to host a Town
Cook Out with a Bike, Car
and Tractor Show from 5
p.m. to 9 p.m. on the third
Thursday in July, August and
Carney was instructed to
meet with City Administrator
Liza Donabauer to work out
the details. The matter will be
brought back to the City
Council at the next regular
Arlington City Council discusses 2 a.m. bar closing
News Briefs
Bullert receives scholarships
Samuel Bullert, a 2014 graduate of the Sibley East
Senior High School, is the recipient of a Concordia
Scholarship and a Music Performance Scholarship from
Concordia College in Moorhead.
In high school, Bullert participated in Jazz Band,
Concert Band, Choir - All State Choir (two years), State
Solo/Ensemble Best In Site Award (four times) and Per-
fect Score (five times), football, track and golf.
He is the son of Craig and Linnea Bullert.
Kroells graduates from GAC
Green Isle resident Bryce Kroells graduated with
Magna Cum Laude honors from Gustavus Adolphus
College during recent commencement exercises.
Kroells majored in Economics.
Peterson is on President’s List
Amanda Peterson, Arlington, was recently named to
the President’s List at Minnesota State College - South-
east Technical.
To be eligible for this honor, students must complete
a minimum of 12 credits at Southeast Technical during
an academic term and achieve a grade point average of
3.5 or above.
Schuft named to Dean’s List
Sophomore Michaela A. Schuft, Green Isle, was re-
cently named to the Dean’s List at the University of
Minnesota at Duluth.
Students on the Dean's List have achieved a grade
point average of 3.5 or higher.
Schuft is majoring in Education and Human Service.
Rose graduates from Bethany
Marie Rose, a 2010 graduate of the Sibley East Sen-
ior High School, graduated from Bethany Lutheran Col-
lege in Mankato.
Rose earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in
She is the daughter or Rick and Lorie Rose, Arling-
Arlington hires 2 EMTs
The Arlington City Council, during its regular meet-
ing on Monday night, June 16, unanimously approved a
motion to hire Joseph Lemk and Brad Droege as emer-
gency medical technicians for the Arlington Area Am-
bulance Service.
Council authorizes payment
The Arlington City Council, at its regular meeting on
Monday night, June 16, unanimously approved a mo-
tion to authorize the payment of $17,417.40 for the
city’s portion of the community education/recreation
coordinator position. The payment is based upon 2,233
residents at $7.80 each.
Lenzen is St. Scholastica grad
Camille K. Lenzen, Green Isle, graduated Cum Laude
from The College of St. Scholastica during recent com-
mencement exercises. Lenzen graduated with a Bache-
lor of Science Degree in Nursing.
St. Scholastica's combined baccalaureate, master's
and doctoral ceremony had 837 candidates for gradua-
Break-in reported in Arlington
A break-in reportedly occurred at an unoccupied
house along the 100 block of East Main Street in Ar-
lington, according to the Arlington Police Department.
Randall Pieschke reported the incident to authorities .
An individual or individuals reportedly kicked in the
garage door, according to the report. There were no
items reported as missing from the house. The estimated
damage to the garage door was $200.
People who have any information about this incident
are encouraged to contact the Arlington Police Depart-
ment at 507-964-5200.
Vehicle egged in Arlington
A pickup truck was reportedly egged along the 200
block of East Adams Street in Arlington, according to
the Arlington Police Department.
Tyler Keen-Savage reported the incident to authori-
ties on Tuesday morning, June 17.
125th Anniversary
Thomes Brothers, located in downtown Arlington, is
celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. In conjunc-
tion with the anniversary, the Arlington Historical So-
ciety had a display on the Thomes Brothers business
at the Breakfast on the Farm event on Friday morning,
June 13. Thomes Brothers co-owners Dick Thomes,
left, and Brian Thomes, right, posed in front of the dis-
play. The anniversary celebration will take place dur-
ing the first weekend in September.
Paul and Amy Ruehling are
proud to announce the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Melody, to Mitch Hardel,
son of Jeff and Julie Hardel.
Mitch graduated from
Ridgewater College with a
Multimedia Degree and now
works at Sign Source in
Chanhassen as a Laser En-
graving Technician.
Melody took classes at
Ridgewater College and Hen-
nepin Technical College.
Melody works at Locher
Brothers in Green Isle as a
Graphic Designer.
They are planning an Octo-
ber wedding at Peace Luther-
an Church in Arlington this
year.  A reception will follow
at Crow River Winery.
Ruehling - Hardel
Melody Ruehling and
Mitch Hardel
The Sibley County Relay
for Life event will be held at
the Sibley East Athletic Com-
plex in Arlington on Friday
night, June 20.
The honorary survivor will
be Gaylord resident Jamie
A sloppy joe dinner will be
served at 4 p.m. Registered
survivors will receive a free
The opening ceremony will
begin at 6 p.m. The lighting
ceremony will be held at 9
A variety of vendors will
be present throughout the
event. There will be family
fun for all ages.
The Michael Foods Relay
For Life Team, Cluck-a-teers,
will be serving breakfast at
the Sibley East Track Com-
plex in Arlington from 7 a.m.
to 10 a.m. Friday, June 20.
The proceeds from this
event will go to the American
Relay for Life event to
be held in Arlington on
Friday evening, June 20
The Sibley East ECFE and
Elementary Schools have
been named Minnesota
Reading Corps and Math
Corps sites for 2014. As a
result, the schools will be re-
cruiting five paid tutors for
the 2014-2015 school year.
Minnesota Reading Corps
and Math Corps is a
statewide, research-based
initiative to help every Min-
nesota student become a suc-
cessful reader by the end of
third grade or become profi-
cient in math by the end of
eighth grade. The Gaylord
and Arlington Schools are
five of approximately 800
sites awarded this status
throughout the state of Min-
According to data from
2013 state standardized tests,
one in three Minnesota third
graders does not read at
grade level, and 40 percent
of Minnesota 8th graders do
not demonstrate proficiency
in math. Executive Director
at Minnesota Reading Corps
and Math Corps Sheila Piip-
po explained that schools are
turning to Minnesota Read-
ing Corps and Math Corps to
help struggling students who
would otherwise not receive
additional support. “We are
seeing real results and are
encouraged that students
who previously were not on
track to succeed are now
catching up to their peers.”
Piippo encourages anyone
interested in learning more
about Minnesota Reading or
Math Corps, or anyone inter-
ested in applying to serve as
a tutor, to visit www.Min-
nesotaMathCorps. org, or
contact 866-859-2825.
About Minnesota
Reading Corps
Minnesota Reading Corps
is a statewide program to
help every Minnesota child
become a successful reader
by the end of third grade.
The program places trained
AmeriCorps tutors in
schools, where they work
with children from age three
to grade three who are at risk
for not reading at grade
level. AmeriCorps tutors pro-
vide individualized research-
based interventions directly
to children. For more infor-
mation, please visit
www. mi nnesot ar eadi ng-
Sibley East Public Schools recruiting
tutors after being named Minnesota
Reading Corps and sites for 2014-15
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, June 19, 2014, page 2
W W W . A R L I N G TO N M N N E W S . C O M
Cars, Trucks, Vans!
Affordable Used Cars
Corner of Hwy. 5 &
Chandler, Arlington, MN
or Toll-Free 866-752-9567
Morris Iverson
on his
on July 3
He maintained the
Arlington School swimming
pool for 10 years.
Cards can be sent to him at:
138 E. Nelson St.
Litchfield, MN
Chef Craig’s Catering
would like to give a huge
“THANK YOU” to Jerry’s Home
Quality Foods, Kick’s Bake
Shop, and the Arlington
Community Center for the
use of their facilities during the power outage on
Saturday, June 14. We needed to prepare food
for 750 wedding guests and were blessed by the
willingness of small-town businesses to help us in
our time of need. You were all life-savers!
Craig and Linnea Bullert
In Loving Memory of
Michael “Whi tey” Herd
Little did we know the morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, in death
we do the same. It broke our hearts
to lose you, though you didn’t go
alone, for part of us went with you
the day that God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide; and
though we cannot see you we
know you are by our side. Our fam-
ily chain is broken, and nothing
seems the same; but as God calls
us one by one we know we will all
be linked again in our Lord’s great
name. We miss you dearly, with full
hearts but with great joy because
we know exactly where you are.
We will continue this journey of
life, living, loving and pursuing
greatness and serving others just
as you did.
In Christ,
Kris, Zach, Lucas & Family *24Ea
Bernadotte Lutheran Church
6 miles east of Lafayette on Co. Rd. 10 (515th Ave.)
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Wednesday, June 25: Arlington Fire Department
Relief Association, Arlington Fire Hall, 7 p.m.
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256
Fax (507) 964-5550
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, June 19, 2014, page 3
Business & Professional
Chiropractic Clinic
607 W. Chandler St.
Arlington, MN 55307
Office Hours:
Mon. 9am-6pm; Tues. 9am-5pm;
Wed. 8am-6pm; Thurs. 1-6pm;
Fri. 8am-4pm; 1
& 3
Sat. 8am-11am
Large Animal
Veterinary Services
Ultrasound repro, Surgical,
Medical and Nutrition
Small Animal House Call
by Appointment
Medical, Vaccination Services
and Surgical Referral
Dr. Robert G. Ovrebo
Office 507-964-2682
Cell 507-995-0507
Law Office
Attorney at Law
332 Sibley Avenue, Gaylord, MN 55334
Tel. (507) 237-2954
Wills - Family Law
Taxes - Estate Planning
General Law Practice & Trials
Free consultation on personal injury claims
(507) 964-2864
“Your local home builder and
remodeler for over 38 years”
Member: MN River Builders Assn.
MN License #4806
302 West Main
Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-5753
Real Estate, Estate Planning,
Probate and Business Law
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment
Farm – Residential
Licensed - Bonded - Insured
• 24-Hour Emergency
• Free Estimates
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Klehr Grading
Excavating, Inc.
Dozer, Grader, Basements,
Septic Systems, Driveways, Backhoe Work,
Hauling Gravel/Rock/Sand, Skidloader
Jeff cell: 612-756-0595
Wendy cell: 612-756-0594
1-507-964-5783 • FAX: 507-964-5302
Local LAWN
Arlington, MN
Licensed and Insured
Mowing, fertilizing and
weed control, dethatching,
garden tilling, core aeration
Adam and David Hansen
Adam cell: 507-327-0917
• 5” Seamless Gutters
• 6” Seamless Gutters
• K-Guard Leaf-Free
Gutter System
(lifetime clog free guarantee)
Family Dentistry
Dr. John D. Gustafson, D.D.S
Dr. Jared Gustafson, D.D.S
Office Hours: Monday–Friday
New Patients Welcome
Dr. Jason Anderson, D.D.S
106 3
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We install windshields
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AmberField Place
20 Anniversary
Celebrating our
th A
Living 55+
The Greater Minneapolis
St. Paul (MSP) Regional Eco-
nomic Development Partner-
ship Business Investment
Team Workshop will be held
in the basement of the Sibley
County Courthouse in Gay-
lord from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, June 23. Lunch will
be served.
Sibley County will intro-
duce MSP as its new eco-
nomic partner.
Groups encouraged to at-
tend include economic devel-
opment members, chamber
members, elected officials,
city administrators and busi-
ness leaders.
Greater MSP is a private
non-profit organization
(501C3) dedicated to provid-
ing public and private sector
leadership, coordination and
engagement to grow the
economy of the 16-County
Minneapolis Saint Paul re-
gion. With its economic de-
velopment partners through-
out the region, Greater MSP
is advancing a coordinated
regional economic develop-
ment strategy, a coordinated
regional brand to promote the
region’s assets, and a coordi-
nated regional business reten-
tion, expansion, and recruit-
ment program to stimulate
capital investment and job
creation in the region.
Business Investment Team Workshop
will be held in Gaylord on June 23
The annual Music Under
The Stars will be held at
Peace Lutheran Church in
Arlington at 7 p.m. Sunday,
June 22.
A variety of musicians
from around the communi-
ty will gather together to
share their talents. It will be
an evening of Christian
Everyone from the com-
munity and surrounding
area is invited to attend.
Music Under The Stars to be held at
Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington
By Kurt Menk
The communities of Ar-
lington and Green Isle invite
boys and girls, ages two
through nine, to Story Hour
this year.
The five-week program
will start in Arlington on
Monday, June 23 and in
Green Isle on Tuesday, June
24. The final session will be
held on Friday, July 25.
In Arlington, Story Hour
will be held at the Senior Cit-
izens Building at Four Sea-
sons Park from 10 a.m. to 11
a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays.
In Green Isle, Story Hour
will be held at the Communi-
ty Room from 9 a.m. to 10
a.m. Tuesdays and Thurs-
Story Hour is an informal
fun gathering for story
telling, story reading, creative
dramatics, costumes, film-
strips and puppets. At the end
of each session, time will be
allotted to sign out library
Parents who have any
questions can contact Story-
teller Marie Kreft at 507-964-
Arlington and Green Isle
area children are invited to
participate in the Story Hour
Parade at the Arlington Pub-
lic Library at 10 a.m. Friday,
July 25.
Story Hour is back and will begin
next week in Arlington, Green Isle
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Petting Zoo
Despite widespread rain
last week, Minnesota farmers
have managed to reach plant-
ing levels close to the five-
year averages.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture reported that 97
percent of Minnesota’s ex-
pected corn acreage has now
been planted. This is only
two percentage points behind
average. Ninety-four percent
of the planted corn has
emerged, which is only one
point behind normal.
Soybean planting is 93 per-
cent complete which is two
points behind average.
Eighty-two percent of the
soybean crop has emerged,
which is slightly behind aver-
Spring wheat planting is
nearly complete. Ninety-three
percent of spring wheat has
emerged which is five points
behind average.
Potato, barley and oat
plantings also are nearly
Thanks to all the rain, top-
soil moisture statewide is
rated 60 percent adequate and
40 percent surplus. There
were 3.4 days suitable for
fieldwork across the state last
Despite recent rain, farmers
have reached planting levels
close to 5-year averages
The Rush River Rushers 4-H Club and Sibley East FFA
provided a free Petting Zoo during the annual Break-
fast on the Farm event at the Sibley County Fair-
grounds in Arlington on Friday morning, June 13.
Gavin Latzke posed with a llama during the event.
The public is invited to an
open house on the MnDOT
highway reconstruction proj-
ect in Gaylord. The open
house will be held at the
American Legion from 4:30
p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June
Representatives from
MnDOT, the contractor, and
City of Gaylord officials will
be on hand to answer ques-
tions about the Highway 5-
19-22 reconstruction project
in Gaylord. The project
schedule, staging, detours,
and business access will be
Williams Mueller & Sons,
Hamburg, has been awarded
the contract and is scheduled
to begin construction on
Monday, June 30.
The construction project is
a two-year project including
complete reconstruction with
utilities, sidewalks, and light-
ing improvements.
For detours and more infor-
mation visit http://explore-
Public open house set for
highway project in Gaylord
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, June 19, 2014, page 4
Bill and Joyce Ramige, Pub-
lishers; Kurt Menk, Editor; Karin
Ramige, Manager; Barb Math-
wig, Office; Ashley Reetz, Sales;
and Jean Olson, Proof Reading.
This page is devoted to opin-
ions and commentary. Articles
appearing on this page are the
opinions of the writer. Views ex-
pressed here are not necessarily
those of the Arlington Enter-
prise, unless so designated. The
Arlington Enterprise strongly
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The Arlington Enterprise tries hard to feature a variety of
news and pictures in our newspaper each week to keep our
readers and advertisers happy. That can be a difficult task at
various times, especially when school news can dominate the
newspaper during any given week throughout the year.
However, a variety of news and pictures is the constant and
never ending goal at our newspaper.
Some people enjoy the hard news like city council and
school board stories. Others like the school news and sports.
The editorial page is very popular with some readers. Others
like the police news and court reports. Photos are also a big
part of the newspaper. Some people like to read feature sto-
ries and that is one area where our newspaper needs to im-
prove upon.
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other areas and that is where our readers can help out. Our
newspaper encourages readers to submit birth announce-
ments and pictures, engagement announcements and pic-
tures, and wedding pictures with write ups. Submissions of
fishing and hunting photos are also encouraged. In addition,
residents are urged to submit news and photos about their
children and grandchildren who may live out of the Arling-
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Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
June 20
Jackie Neubarth, Kendra Schmidt,
Kevin Deno, Spencer Selle, Spencer
Tuchtenhagen, Tyler Kirscht, Mr.
and Mrs. Doug Johnson, Mr. and
Mrs. John Scheer, and Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Dietel.
June 21
Brett Vos, Camerae Kellerman, Con-
ner Harren, Derek Barlage, Juan
Aguilera, Lori Ling, and Mr. and
Mrs. Brian Mader.
June 22
Annmarie Trocke, Jackie Vos, Jean
Suttle, Kari Dietel, Kelsey Sunvold,
Maggie Haggenmiller, Mr. and Mrs.
Derek Berger, and Mr. and Mrs. Josh
June 23
Braden Breyer, Dawn Lueth,
Kameron In, Kirby Weckworth,
Nick St. John, Robby Pautsch, Rod
Stemme, William Soeffker, Zachary
Von Eschen, and Mr. and Mrs. Chris
June 24
June 25
Dawn Schwirtz, John Traxler, Kari
Schmidt, Lisa Von Eschen, Nola
Bugdal, Ryan Caddell, Vivian
Duenow, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ling,
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Duenow, and Mr.
and Mrs. Stacy Brockhoff.
June 26
Dave Strack, Julie McMackins,
Larry Kicker, Steve Trocke, Mr. and
Mrs. Kevin Deno, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Jaszewski, Mr. and Mrs. Bill God-
win, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Santillana,
and Mr. and Mrs. Stan Batten.
Two boys from the city were on a
camping trip. The mosquitoes were
so fierce that the boys had to go un-
derneath their blankets to keep from
being bitten. Then one of them saw
some fireflies and said to his friend,
“We might as well give up.
They’re coming at us with flash-
“May I try on that dress in the
window?” the gorgeous young
woman asked the manager of the de-
signer boutique.
“Go ahead,” the manager
replied. “Maybe it will attract
some business.”
One evening two bachelors were
talking over dinner. The conversa-
tion drifted from sports to politics
and then to cooking.
“I got a cookbook once,” said the
first bachelor. “But I couldn’t do
anything with it.”
“Too much fancy stuff in it, huh?”
asked the friend.
“You said it,” the first guy
replied, nodding, “Every one of
those recipes began the same way,
“Take a clean plate...”
“We’ve all known intimidation -
one mosquito in a dark bedroom.
Note: A vacation consists of 2
weeks that are 2
short, after which you are 2
tired 2
return 2
work and 2 broke not 2
Advice for the day: If you have a
lot of tension and you get a
headache, do what it says on the as-
pirin bottle: “Take two aspirin and
keep away from children.”
A mother had been lecturing her
small son, stressing that both of
them were in this world to help oth-
The young boy considered this
for some time, then asked somber-
ly, “What are all the others here
On employee bulletin board: “In
case of fire, flee the building with
the same reckless abandon that oc-
curs each day at quitting time.”
“Son, where did you go in the car
last night?” the father asked.
“Another guy and I just rode
around for a while,” the son replied.
Said the father, “Oh, well the
next time you see him, tell him I
found his lipstick.”
To The Editor,
I wish to respond to last week’s
letter from the Renville-Sibley Fiber
Co-op board against me. It was dis-
appointing to see their leadership re-
sort to personal attacks and inaccu-
Presently, I’ve asked the Minneso-
ta Attorney General to determine if
the RS Fiber Coop or the RS Fiber
Joint Powers Board:
• Used your taxpayer money or re-
sources to attack a private citizen
• Violated Open Meeting Laws
• Shielded conflicts of interest re-
lated to this project
As such, I hope the Attorney Gen-
eral will issue a cease-&-desist for
all RS Fiber activities until this is
sorted out. Meanwhile, here is what
I have worked on since filing for
County Commissioner:
Rural High Speed Internet:
On Aug. 1, I’ll facilitate a panel
discussion of elected officials and
internet providers to create an action
plan for getting high speed internet
access to anyone who cannot get it
now. By business and government
partnering together these scattered
areas could have high speed internet
within 12 months and without using
taxpayer money.
Washington Lake Drainage:
In 1975 the Sibley County Com-
missioners and the Washington Lake
Township supervisors worked to-
gether to solve a difficult CD1A
ditch drainage issue for Washington
Lake and Erin Lake off trunk high-
way 25 near Green Isle. Since about
2010, three state agencies compli-
cated what for 35 years was a great
solution. I have been briefed by an
affected farmer and Environmental
Services. In 2015, I’ll work togeth-
er with the other commissioners
along with State Senator Newman
and State Representative Gruen-
hagen to help landowners get back
their right of local control.
Drainage Ditch Flow Rate:
Generally speaking our ditches
drain Northwest to Southeast. The
Minnesota River near Henderson
gets a lot of the water. If it flows
too quickly Henderson gets too
much too fast; yet, if it flows too
slowly western and central fields
hold water too long. I’ll work to-
gether with the other commissioners
to ensure drainage without flooding.
Phase 3 Ditch Redetermination:
Five years ago, Sibley County
embarked on a 20-year county-wide
ditch tax redetermination. Phase 3
begins soon and while phases 1 and
2 went well, I’ll be there to advocate
for landowners.
My friends, together you and I
can solve just about any challenge
facing us.
Mark Santelman
Candidate for Fifth District
Sibley County
Santelman responds to letter from fiber board
To The Editor,
My husband, Mark Santelman, is
running for Sibley County Commis-
sioner seat #5. I am responding to
last week’s RS Fiber Co-op letter.
After 24 years, I, better than any-
one, know Mark Santelman. He is a
man of tremendous patience, kind-
ness, and tolerance and a great sense
of humor. Our children and I love,
honor, and cherish him. His ability
to research facts and talk with you,
the citizens of Sibley County, to get
your thoughts and input on impor-
tant issues is impressive. Admitted-
ly, he has zero tolerance and pa-
tience with anyone taking advantage
of you, which is what he believes is
happening to you with the fiber
project. To him, there is no humor
in this and his tenacity to protect
you can come across to RS Fiber
Co-op as not being kind.
It is my hope that you research
both sides of this issue and come to
the conclusion that Mark is not lying
or using scare tactics or making up
your mind for you. Whether or not
you vote for my husband (I hope
you do), never doubt that our six
children and I stand by him. We
know how much he treasures you,
and conversely we treasure him for
Martha Santelman
Research both sides of the fiber project
By Senator John Marty
Although many people have never
heard of triclosan, most of us have it
in our bodies. Triclosan is an antimi-
crobial chemical that was added to
consumer products including soaps
and toothpaste several decades ago
and marketed as a benefit for users
because it could kill bacteria. It was
a successful advertising tool, and
has been used by so many personal
care product companies that for a
time, it was difficult to find a liquid
hand soap that did not contain tri-
However, researchers have found
that our bodies absorb this chemical.
It shows up even in the breast milk
of nursing mothers. Triclosan and
its derivatives have also been found
downstream from wastewater treat-
ment plants.
Like many other chemical addi-
tives to consumer products, tri-
closan’s widespread use occurred
despite the lack of evidence that it is
beneficial to consumers' health, and
despite growing concerns about pos-
sible risks to health and the environ-
Fortunately, the Minnesota legis-
lature recently passed the nation’s
first state-wide ban on the use of tri-
closan in consumer soaps. Because
of lobbying by the industry, we were
able to pass the legislation only by
delaying its implementation until
2017, but the new law will eliminate
most of the triclosan that ends up in
Minnesota waters. In addition, al-
though the law has no legal impact
elsewhere, it may help increase pub-
lic pressure on the industry, speed-
ing up the elimination of triclosan
Environmental concerns about tri-
closan have grown after pioneering
research by Professor Bill Arnold at
the University of Minnesota docu-
mented that triclosan in wastewater
breaks down into some forms of
dioxin. We don't yet know the ex-
tent of risk from triclosan-derived
dioxins, but we should certainly be
concerned about their impact on
aquatic ecosystems.
Health risks from triclosan are an
equally important concern. The im-
pact of exposure to triclosan on our
skin (from soap and body wash) and
in our mouths (from toothpaste and
mouthwash) is not fully understood,
but triclosan has been shown to in-
terfere with hormone functioning in
lab animals. As a result, scientists
recognize that it may also affect
human liver, blood, and reproduc-
tive systems.
There are also concerns that tri-
closan may add to the growing prob-
lem of antimicrobial-resistant bacte-
ria. This is a significant public
health problem of its own, as doc-
tors and hospitals increasingly strug-
gle against infections that don't re-
spond to antibiotics.
Former Minnesota state epidemi-
ologist Dr. Michael Osterholm has
said that soaps containing triclosan
give no more protection against in-
fectious disease than use of regular
Continued on page 5
Minnesota ban on triclosan may have broader impact
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The regular monthly meet-
ing of the Sibley County His-
torical Society will be held at
the museum in Henderson at
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. The
museum is located along
Highway 19 at the west edge
of Henderson. Everyone is
welcome, according to Cura-
tor Sharon Haggenmiller.
Members Steve and Becky
Briggs will give a program on
Vintage Postcards, collecting
and research.
People who drive through
Henderson lately may notice
that the trim on the museum
building looks a bit different.
Painter Glen Deno, Gaylord,
and his crew have been busy
scraping and priming the
wood trim and the porch. It
is a part of the spring clean
up effort.
“In the process, however,
he found some fascia dam-
age,” stated Haggenmiller.
“Birds have been flying in
and out, using the space as
their home. All needs to be
fixed before the painting can
be completed. Being on the
National Register of Historic
Places, all exterior work has
to be done according to the
Secretary of Interior’s Stan-
dards of Rehabilitation. The
society membership is fortu-
nate to have some retired
contractors on hand to help
with the situation.”
The Sibley County Country
Schools book is coming
along. The committee will
still take any information
people have to offer. Pictures
and souvenirs are scanned
into its system and returned.
People are encouraged to tell
the SCHS members about
their experience while attend-
ing country school, or even
stories told to them by par-
ents or grandparents. This
book is not just names of stu-
dents or teachers of Sibley
County Country Schools, but
also includes the interesting
stories of things that hap-
pened during the school days,
chores that had to be done,
games played, etc.
“I believe the committee is
still looking for any of these
items from schools in Faxon
Township, Districts 21, 42,
and especially districts 22
and 23 to scan or photocopy
for use in the publication,”
said Haggenmiller. “The
committee is working count-
less hours to obtain, put to-
gether and publish informa-
tion to give the public a book
that will intrigue its readers
and one that will be read
Stop by to see the Country
Schools display. The museum
is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays. Starting June 17,
Sibley County Historical Society to
meet on Tuesday evening, June 24
Shirley Maxine (Arndt)
Paulsen was called to her
eternal home on Friday, June
13, having been graciously
blessed of the Lord to serve
in His Kingdom for 79 years.
Funeral service was held at
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Green Isle at 11 a.m. Tues-
day, June 17. Rev. Eric Rapp
officiated the services.
Visitation was held at the
church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, June 16 and contin-
ued one hour prior to the
service at the church on Tues-
day, June 17.
Interment was in the St.
Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.
On June 1, 1957, Shirley
was united in marriage to
William Christian Paulsen.
They were blessed with five
children. Shirley grew up in
Nora Springs, Iowa. She and
her husband relocated to Elk
River in 1962. In 1963, the
family moved to Green Isle.
Shirley worked as a waitress,
factory worker, a cook at the
Good Samaritan Center in
Arlington and at the Klein
Bank service center. After 19
years of a courageous battle
of multiple health issues, she
was called home to her heav-
enly Father. She enjoyed
cooking for family gather-
ings, hosting family holidays,
teaching her grandchildren to
cook, listening to country
music and shopping.
Shirley is survived by her
husband, William Paulsen;
children, Rick (Lori) Paulsen,
Jean (Dennis) Strack, Jan
Larson and Christie Paulsen;
grandchildren, Travis (Melis-
sa) Paulsen, Kara (Bryan)
Ihrke, David (Jennifer)
Strack, Jeff (Emily) Strack,
Kasey Stevens, Ashley Lar-
son and William Larson; 16
great-grandchildren; sister,
Sandra Crotty; and brothers,
Bob (Joyce) Arndt and Jerry
She is preceded in death by
her parents; son, Jimmy
Paulsen; 10 brothers and one
Shirley M. Paulsen, 79, Green Isle
Ridgeview Medical Center
has provided more than
$10,000 to 66 local nonprofit
organizations since Septem-
ber 2013, when it launched a
new giving initiative in part-
nership with DoTopia.
With goals to help improve
their health while giving back
to area nonprofits, hundreds
of people have taken action
and registered with
Ridgeview’s Family Health
Manager online tool and di-
rected $15 to one nonprofit of
their choice located within
Ridgeview’s five-county
service area.
“An increasing number of
individuals and local non-
profits are benefitting from
this initiative, and it’s reward-
ing for Ridgeview to help
‘give back’ and support those
who make a difference in the
lives of others in our commu-
nities,” said Robert Stevens,
president and CEO,
Ridgeview Medical Center.
“We are thrilled to benefit
from the DoTopia initiative
sponsored through Ridgeview
Medical Center,” said Joel
Landskroener, Executive Di-
rector, Mayer Lutheran High
School. “Not only did our
school raise money to help
our kids, but those who par-
ticipated also received sug-
gestions that improved their
health IQ and enjoyment of
living. We are grateful for the
opportunity to help people
and to improve the quality of
life in our school communi-
Individuals can take con-
trol of their health and raise
money for a nonprofit
To direct a one-time $15
donation to the nonprofit of
their choice, individuals are
invited to:
• Create a Family Health
Manager account at
ical.org, and
• Complete a short, online
health assessment, and
• Log at least two health in-
terests and enter an organiza-
tion’s unique code when
prompted (look for the list of
codes, by organization name
and city, on Ridgeview’s
Family Health Manager is
a free tool available on
Ridgeview’s website, de-
signed to help adults proac-
tively manage their health
and the health of their family
members. The interactive tool
includes an online health as-
sessment, through which an
individual “Health Score” is
generated across 10 cate-
gories—helping people iden-
tify and track progress toward
health goals, connect to local
resources and receive recom-
mendations to improve
Family Health Manager
also includes information
about local health care
providers, health and well-
ness classes and programs,
interactive health information
and more, including:
• A place to log and track
key health numbers—such as
blood pressure, cholesterol,
• Action steps to improve
personal health scores in key
areas of wellness (activity,
nutrition, sleep, pain manage-
ment and well-being)
For more information
about how organizations can
become involved, call
Ridgeview’s initiative to raise money
for area non-profit organization grows
Gertrude A. Hahn, age 84,
of Gaylord, passed away at
her daughter’s home in Ar-
lington surrounded by family
on Friday,
June 13.
F u n e r a l
service was
held at Im-
m a n u e l
L u t h e r a n
Church in
Gaylord at
11 a. m.
June 18.
Reverend Gerald Schwanke
Eunice Asmus was the or-
ganist. The soloist was grand-
daughter Laura Hahn who
sang “God Be With You Till
We Meet Again.”
Congregational hymns
were “Precious Lord, Take
My Hand,” “Just As I Am,”
“How Great Thou Art” and
“Amazing Grace.”
Casket bearers were Rod-
ney Stiehm, Matthew Jordan,
Christian Hahn, Benjamin
Hahn, Andrew Anderson,
Thomas Anderson, Alexander
Klenk and Joshua Sorenson.
Honorary casket bearers
were Richard Hahn and Ryan
Interment was in the
church cemetery.
Gertrude A. Hahn was born
in Green Isle Township on
Oct. 24, 1929. She was the
daughter of William and
Gertrude (Rosenfeld) Bogatz-
ki. Gertrude was baptized as
an infant by Pastor R.W.
Rottmann, at St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church in Green
Isle on Nov. 13, 1929. She
was later confirmed in her
faith as a youth by Rev. Her-
man Winter at Immanuel
Lutheran Church in Gaylord
on April 2, 1944. She re-
ceived her elementary educa-
tion at parochial school in Ar-
lington and Gaylord and re-
turned to high school and
graduated from Gaylord High
School on May 26, 1978.
Gertrude was united in
marriage to Rueben Hahn by
Rev. Ernst H. Stahlke at Im-
manuel Lutheran Church in
Gaylord on May 9, 1948.
Their marriage was blessed
with six children, Bernice,
Virginia, Richard, Barbara,
Charlotte and Brenda.
Gertrude and Rueben shared
60 years of marriage before
Rueben passed away on June
22, 2008.
Gertrude was a long time
member of Immanuel Luther-
an Church in Gaylord.
Gertrude loved having family
gatherings during the holi-
days, cooking and baking.
Gertrude is survived by her
children, Bernice Stiehm of
North Mankato, Virginia
(Frederick) Jordan of
Burnsville, Richard Hahn of
LeSueur, Barbara (Scott) An-
derson of Arlington, Char-
lotte Hahn of Butler, Wis.,
and Brenda (Scott) Sorenson
of Arlington; 19 grandchil-
dren; 22 great-grandchildren;
sisters, Norma Elling of
Mankato, and Lois Majeski
of Winthrop; sisters-in-law,
Sherri Bogatzki of Flagler
Beach, Fla., and Elsie Bem-
benek of Gaylord; brothers-
in-law, Herman (Vera) Hahn
of Gaylord, and Raymond
(Marilyn) Hahn of Gaylord;
many nieces, nephews, in-
laws, and special friends, Pat
and Harvey Meyer and Brian
Gertrude was preceded in
death by her parents, William
and Gertrude Bogatzki; hus-
band, Rueben Hahn; sisters,
Ruth Hahn, Beata Polzin and
Bernice Bogatzki, in infancy;
brothers, Alfred Bogatzki and
William Bogatzki; son-in-
law, Lloyd Stiehm; great-
granddaughter, Cyara Baca;
sisters-in-law, Bertha Goehl
and Mabel Drennon; and
brothers-in-law, George
Hahn, Martin Hahn and
Elmer Hahn.
Memorials are preferred to
Immanuel Lutheran Shining
Stars - Tuition Assistance.
Arrangements by Egesdal
Funeral Home in Gaylord.
Online obituaries and guest
book available at
www. hantge. com. Please
click on obituaries and guest
Gertrude A. Hahn, 84, Gaylord
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Road Closed
A reconstruction project along County
Road 166 leading out to the Arlington
Sportsmen’s Park started on Monday,
June 16. The project will include the re-
placement of two bridges. The bridge
work is expected to take approximately
four months which will likely mean the
portion of road over the two bridges
will be closed until November. In addi-
tion to the bridge replacements, Sibley
County will also build two new pedestri-
an bridges for the Prairie Line Trail proj-
ect in that same area.
70 Years Ago
June 22, 1944
Louis Kill, Editor
It was with heavy hearts that
our citizens received the news
last Thursday evening of the un-
expected passing of Ellsworth
M. Dresser, prominent and high-
ly respected citizen of Arling-
ton, and one of the proprietors
of a leading local industry, the
Arlington Cement Stone Works.
He was 55 years of age.
The following registrants
have been selected by the Sibley
County Local Board, Gaylord to
be forwarded for pre-induction
physical examination at Fort
Snelling on June 23, 1944: Ver-
non M. Anderson, Russell M.
Heimkes, Victor A. Mehlhop,
James L. Woods, Alvin J. Bergs,
Thomas R. Martin, Herbert H.
Alsleben, Harold C. Schwich,
Alvin A. Grunewaldt, Daniel P.
Kiernan, Wayne F. Feil, Ernest
L. Mathwig, Robert H. Sall-
strom, Manuel Garza, Robert W.
More floor space was added
to Ernie Lemberg’s bakery quar-
ters recently by the addition of
the former R. J. Major law of-
fice in the building.
50 Years Ago
June 18, 1964
Louis Kill, Editor
Recently completed at the Ar-
lington Sportsmen’s Park the
foot bridge spanning High Is-
land Creek. The bridge now
gives park goers access to the
other portion of the grounds
which the club plans to develop
as an additional picnic area.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meffert
of Arlington were honored on
their 60th wedding anniversary
on Sunday, June 14th. Mr. and
Mrs. Meffert are both natives of
Arlington Township and have
made their home in this commu-
nity continuously.
Mr. And Mrs. Charles
Woehler Sr. are observing their
50th anniversary in the Poland
China hog business with two
events during the coming week.
On Sunday, June 21 they are
hosts to the State Poland China
Association meeting with a pot
luck picnic dinner at the Arling-
ton Sportsmen’s Park followed
by a business meeting. The
meeting will be followed by a
tour of the Louis Woehler hog
breeding set-up and a judging
contest. On Thursday, June 25,
an open house will be held at
the Louis Woehler farm with
guest speaker Irvin Omtvedt, su-
pervisor of animal husbandry at
the University of Minnesota.
30 Years Ago
June 21, 1984
Val Kill, Editor
The Green Isle Fire Depart-
ment responded to a fire at the
Carroll Moore farmstead south-
east of Green Isle. The house
was struck by lighting and was a
total loss.
Bill Pinske announced his in-
tention to file for the office of
Sibley County Commissioner
for the 2nd District.
A two-car crash injured six
Arlington young people on June
13, on County Road 9, two
miles south of Arlington. Trans-
ported to the Arlington Hospital
by the Arlington Ambulance
were Steven Darryl Woods,
James Harold Melsha, John
David Noack, Peter John
Luskey, Dale Curtis Sickmann,
Robin Lynn Hamblin. All were
treated and then released the
same day except Steven Woods
who was released the next day.
Both vehicles were reported a
total loss.
10 Years Ago
June 24, 2004
Kurt Menk, Editor
The Sibley East School Board
is organizing a Community Task
Force to gather input from resi-
dents on the improvement of
school facilities and a potential
bond referendum this fall.
Over 350 local and area resi-
dents attended the Arlington
Area Chamber of Commerce’s
annual Breakfast on the Farm
event in the Highland Arena at
the David and Kathy Biron resi-
dence on June 18th.
soap. Because the benefit of
triclosan is minimal or nonex-
istent, and the harm or risks
resulting from its use are sig-
nificant, it is wise to heed the
recommendations of medical
professionals and the Min-
nesota Department of Health,
to stop using triclosan.
Last year, Governor Dayton
took the bold step of directing
state agencies to stop purchas-
ing products containing tri-
closan. Now, this new Min-
nesota law requires the phase
out of triclosan in consumer
soaps by 2017.
Minnesota’s leadership adds
to the growing pressure on
personal care product manu-
facturers to phase-out tri-
closan. While triclosan was
once used as a marketing ploy
to make consumers believe
they were buying a superior
product, we are reaching the
point where triclosan is be-
coming a liability to product
marketing. One major tooth-
paste company still adds tri-
closan, but its competitors do
not, and many now advertise
that their toothpastes are “tri-
closan free.”
The real impact of this leg-
islation will likely occur long
before the ban takes effect in
2017, by encouraging other
states to adopt similar bans
and by increasing pressure on
the industry to stop using tri-
Consequently, this legisla-
tion might help bring about
the elimination of triclosan
from personal care products -
nationwide - even before the
Minnesota ban formally takes
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“Absentee Ballots Available” - for the August 12, 2014
Primary Election
Absentee Ballots will be available from the County Au-
ditor’s Office beginning Friday, June 27, 2014. Voters
may obtain ballots by submitting a completed Absen-
tee Ballot Application to the County Auditor’s Office:
Office of the Sibley County Auditor
400 Court Avenue
P.O. Box 171
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone: 507-237-4070
Fax: 507-237-4073
Email: Elections@co.sibley.mn.us
Voters applying in person may receive and cast their
ballots at the County Auditor’s Office. The County Au-
ditor’s Office regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday.
In addition, the County Auditor’s Office will be open
during the following additional hours for the exclusive
purpose of accepting absentee applications and the
casting of absentee ballots (M.S. 203B.085):
Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 11, 2014 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kurt’s Korner
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington A’s and Gay-
lord Islanders will host their
annual Miller High Life In-
vite from Friday night, June
20 through Sunday afternoon,
June 22.
The Arlington A’s are not
scheduled to play in the tour-
nament unless another team
backs out.
The Gaylord Islanders will
host Mound in the opening
round at 6:45 p.m. Friday,
June 20.
St. Peter and Watertown
will square off during the first
game in Arlington at 6:45
p.m. Friday, June 20.
Games will continue in
both Arlington and Gaylord
on Saturday, June 21 and
Sunday, June 22.
The championship game
will be played in Arlington at
4 p.m. Sunday, June 22.
The consolation champi-
onship game will be played in
Gaylord at 4 p.m. Sunday,
June 22.
The remaining teams will
include Savage, Elk River,
Heron Lake, New London-
Spicer, Grand Rapids, Lam-
berton, Bird Island, St. Fran-
cis, Milroy Irish, Owatonna,
Chaska HD and Fairmont.
The Arlington A’s baseball
team collected only two hits
and committed eight errors
during a 14-1 loss to St. Peter
on Friday night, June 13.
The A’s will travel to Jor-
dan at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
A’s, Islanders to host annaul tourney
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Batter’s Eye and Fence Damaged
The batter’s eye fell down on the centerfield fence at
the Arlington Baseball Park during a storm on Satur-
day morning, June 14. The storm produced 60-plus
mile per hour winds and approximately 2 1/2 inches of
rain. The batter’s eye was pulled off the fence on Mon-
day, June 16. The fence was also temporarily repaired
in time for the A’s baseball game on Tuesday night,
June 17.
By Kurt Menk
The Green Isle Irish and
the Hamburg Hawks will co-
host the annual Miller Lite
Invitatonal which will run
from Thursday night, June 19
through Sunday afternoon,
June 22.
The Irish will host St.
Patrick in the opening round
at Green Isle at 8 p.m. Thurs-
day, June 19.
The Hawks will host Prior
Lake in the opening round at
Hamburg at 8 p.m. Thursday,
June 19.
The consolation champi-
onship will be held in Green
Isle at 4 p.m. Sunday, June
The championship will be
held in Green Isle at 6:30
p.m. Sunday, June 22.
The remaining teams in-
clude Chanhassen, St. Joe,
Carver, New Prague, Spring
Hill, Mankato, Avon, Milroy,
Montgomery, Waconia,
Watkins and Hastings.
Due to the rain last week,
the Irish had games post-
poned against Carver and
The Irish will host Young
America at 7:30 p. m.
Wednesday, June 25.
Irish, Hawks to host Miller Lite Invite
By Kurt Menk
The visiting Sibley East
American Legion baseball
team opened its season with a
6-4 loss at Belle Plaine on
Thursday night, June 12.
Sibley East held a pair of
one-run leads early in the
Zac Weber paced Sibley
East’s five-hit attack with two
hits. Austin Brockhoff, An-
drew Bullert and Lukas
Bullert contributed one hit
Brockhoff went the dis-
tance on the hill and was
tagged with the mound loss.
The right hander surrendered
six runs on nine hits. He also
fanned three batters.
Sibley East will host Belle
Plaine at 6:30 p.m. Monday,
June 23. Sibley East will also
host Jordan at 6:30 p. m.
Wednesday, June 25. Sibley
East plays its home games at
the Arlington Baseball Park.
SE American Legion baseball team
opens season with 6-4 loss at BP
By Kurt Menk
Brody Rodning, a 2014
graduate of the Sibley East
Senior High School, has been
selected to play on the South
Team during the 40th annual
Play Ball! Minnesota High
School All Star Series on Fri-
day, June 20 and Saturday,
June 21.
Four 20-player teams
(North, South, Metro East
and Metro West) will play a
round robin schedule.
The games, due to the re-
cent heavy rain, will now be
played at the Chanhassen
High School baseball field.
The South Team will play
at 3 p.m. Friday, June 20;
12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21;
and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21.
Teams will practice on
Thursday, June 19. They will
attend a banquet at Hazeltine
National Golf Club in Chaska
that evening. Former Min-
nesota Twins Manager Tom
Kelly will be the guest speak-
er at the banquet.
On Friday morning, June
20, the all stars will provide
two free baseball clinics, one
for local youth at the Chan-
hassen High School baseball
field and one for youth with
physical and mental disabili-
ties at the Miracle League
Complex in Minnetonka.
Rodning, a left handed
pitcher at Sibley East, fin-
ished his high school career
with four no hitters. He is the
son of Brian and Tiffany
Rodning to play in All Star Series this weekend
The Sibley East School
Board, during its regular
monthly meeting in Arlington
on Monday night, June 16,
unanimously approved a mo-
tion to accept the resgination
from second grade teacher
and varsity tennis coach
Melissa Laumeyer.
School Board members
Brian Brandt, Scott Dose,
Beth DuFrane, Anne Karl,
Missy Weber and Dan
Woehler all voted in favor of
the motion.
“It was such a difficult de-
cision as this is an incredible
district,” said Laumeyer. “I
will miss my tennis team so
much. I was given such an in-
credible opportunity here and
fulfilled so many dreams that
I didn’t think would ever
come true.”
Laumeyer will be teaching
kindergarten for the Sauk
Rapids-Rice school district in
Rice. “It is only about 40
minutes from my family and
I would like to be closer to
them as I think about a future
She added, “It is so incred-
ibly hard to leave the family
here at Sibley East.”
The Sibley East School
Board, at its regular monthly
meeting in Arlington on
Monday night, June 16, unan-
imously approved a motion to
accept the resignation from
Carl Bratsch as assistant foot-
ball coach.
Bratsch was recently hired
as the head coach for the G-
F-W varsity football team.
Other resignations that
were accepted included from
Stephanie Schultz as C-squad
girls basketball coach and
from Khamprasong Chan-
tharak as junior high track
The recent rain has really
raised havoc at the Arlington
Raceway. The last races were
held on Saturday night, May
The races, weather permit-
ting, will be held at the local
raceway at 7 p.m. Saturday,
June 21.
Football Camp
The Varsity Maker Camp
for boys entering grades 8-12
will be held on the practice
football field in Arlington
from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July
The Youth Camp for boys
entering grades 3-7 will be
held at the practice football
field in Arlington from 9 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m. July 28-30.
For a registration form,
contact Sibley East Commu-
nity Education or e-mail Sib-
ley East head football coach
Chuck Hartman at chuckhart-
man@sibleyeast.org. Forms
can be e-mailed to partici-
Delaying roadside mowing
until Aug. 1 benefits pheas-
ants, songbirds, pollinators
and more, according to the
Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources.
“With a growing concern
for pollinators, we all need to
do our part to protect wild-
flower habitat,” said Carmeli-
ta Nelson, DNR prairie grass-
land coordinator. “That’s why
we urge owners of land along
Minnesota roads and high-
ways to avoid mowing or oth-
erwise disturbing the roadside
vegetation until after Aug. 1
or even until the fall to pro-
vide flowers for bees and
nesting cover for birds.”
Roadsides with native
wildflowers are especially
beneficial to native bees. Re-
search has shown that the
width of the roadside and the
proximity to traffic does not
matter to bees. Minnesota bee
keepers place a high value on
roadside wildflowers. The
loss of habitat is one of the
critical causes of the decline
of both wild bees and honey-
Roadsides also provide
more than 500,000 acres of
nesting areas in the pheasant
range of southern and west-
ern Minnesota. Roadside
habitat is especially important
in intensively row cropped
regions where there is little
other grassland available.
“After a difficult winter
and wet spring, we are con-
cerned about pheasant nesting
this year,” said Scott
Roemhildt, DNR information
officer. “In spite of the weath-
er, pheasant nesting is pretty
much on a typical schedule.”
Most pheasant hens are
currently sitting on nests and
will hatch their broods in
mid- to late June. A nesting
hen lays eggs at a rate of
about one per day. Nests con-
tain an average of 12 eggs.
The incubation period is 23
days and starts after all eggs
have been laid. The hen re-
mains on the nest, leaving
only briefly to feed. If the
nest is destroyed, the hen will
repeatedly nest until she is
successful in hatching a
clutch, although re-nesting
clutches have fewer eggs.
The peak hatch time for
pheasants (about 60 percent)
is the third week in June, but
depending on the weather
there are still a lot of birds
nesting in early July. Hens
will make from one to four
attempts at nesting during the
spring nesting season, but
will only hatch one brood per
Chicks need to be at least
two to three weeks old to
have any chance of escape
from mowers. By Aug. 1 the
reproductive season is over
for most pheasant with the
exception of a few late re-
nesting attempts.
In Minnesota, between
one-fourth and one-third of
pheasants are hatched in
roadsides. Roadsides are also
important habitat to teal, mal-
lards, gray partridge, many
grassland songbirds, frogs
and turtles.
The way roadsides are
managed can influence the
abundance of local wildlife
populations. Roadsides
should also be protected from
burning, crop tillage, grazing,
blanket spraying of herbi-
cides and vehicle encroach-
ment during these months. At
sites where noxious weeds
are a problem, it is recom-
mended that landowners use
spot mowing or spraying for
For more information on
the Roadsides for Wildlife
program, visit the DNR web-
site or contact the DNR Infor-
mation Center at 651-296-
6157 or 888-646-6367.
Roadsides are important habitat for pollinators and pheasants
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, June 19, 2014, page 7
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $4.00
Meals are served at Highland
Commons dining room
Monday: Cranberry gl azed
chicken, baked potato, California
blend vegetables, bread with mar-
garine, fruit cocktail, low fat milk. 
Tuesday: Hamburger tomato
casserole, green beans, mandarin
orange whi p, bread wi th mar-
garine, cookie, low fat milk.
Wednesday: Seasoned chicken
breast, l ettuce wi th dressi ng,
melon wedges, breadstick with
margarine, bar, low fat milk.
Thursday: Baked fish, brown
rice, cole slaw, mixed vegetables,
dinner roll with margarine, rasp-
berry parfait dessert, low fat milk.
Fri day: Sal i sbury steak,
parslied potatoes, squash, bread
with margarine, blushing pears,
low fat milk.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Little Diggers
The following girls entering grades 1-3 attended a vol-
leyball camp in Gaylord last week. The camp was di-
rected by Sibley East head volleyball coach Chip
Wolverton. Front Row: (left to right) Lacy Messner,
Hannah Bartlette, Brooklyn Schultz, Bridget Biron,
Michelle Meyer and Anna Colling. Middle Row: (l to r)
Brianna Kettner, Kate Arneson, Kelsi Maurer, Keira
Sandberg, Abby Stender and Liza Reid. Back Row: (l
to r) Jada Messner, Morgan Haggenmiller, Jadyn
Krueger, Avery Lund, Eliza Williams and Payton
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Little Diggers
The following girls entering grades 4-6 attended a vol-
leyball camp in Gaylord last week. The camp was di-
rected by Sibley East head volleyball coach Chip
Wolverton. Front Row: (left to right) Zoe Bremer,
Layna Tuchtenhagen, Alia Meyer and Mya Stender.
Middle Row: (l to r) Ellie Kreft, Adrianna Krueger, Ade-
line Williams, Sommer Brockhoff and Hayley Davis.
Back Row: (l to r) Emily Stallard, Shanise Bates, Libby
Bartels, Olivia Kloempken, Jasmine Klancke and
Gabbi Bates. A volleyball camp for girls entering 9-12
is being held in Gaylord this week. Overall, 80-plus
girls entering grades 1-12 will have participated in a
volleyball camp this summer.
Sibley County Court
The following misdemeanors,
petty misdemeanors and gross
misdemeanors were heard in Dis-
trict Court June 6-13: Minnesota
State Patrol (MSP); Sheriff’s Of-
fice (SO); Department of Natural
Resources (DNR); MN Depart-
ment of Transportation
Jonathan G. Ochoa-Barrera,
21, Glencoe, liquor consumption
by persons under 21, possess/sale
small amount of marijuana, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
$285, Arlington PD; Carl J.
Groebner, 59, Clements, speed,
$125, Gaylord PD, Carol A. Gun-
derson, 64, Le Sueur, driver must
carry proof of insurance when op-
erating vehicle, dismissed, Gay-
lord PD; Alicia N. Streich, 18,
Arlington, following vehicle
more closely than reasonable and
prudent, $135, Gaylord PD;
Nikolas J. Finley, 34, Burnsville,
speed, $135, driver must carry
proof of insurance when operat-
ing vehicle, dismissed, Gibbon
PD; Matthew S. Stark, 25, Mar-
shall, speed, $135, Gibbon PD;
Gerhardt H. Glienke Jr. , 67,
Faribault, speed, $135, Hender-
son PD; Douglas A. Helget, 51,
North Mankato, speed, $135,
Henderson PD; Joanne C. Kitto,
59, Morton, speed, $135, Hender-
son PD; John P. Nelson, 50, Min-
netonka, speed, $135, Henderson
PD; Johnny B. Novell Jr., 48,
Wrightstown, Wis., speed, $135,
Henderson PD; Rebecca A. M.
Pollack, 33, Le Sueur, speed,
$135, Henderson PD; Leah C.
Roue, 34, Belle Plaine, speed,
$135, MSP; Douglas D. Amund-
son, 42, Grand Forks, N.D., use
hand-held mobile telephone while
driving a commercial vehicle,
$125, MSP; Shanon D. Capers,
40, St. Paul, speed, $125, MSP;
Stephen S. Chappell, 43, Aurora,
S.D., speed, $135, MSP; Kirk G.
Hale, 52, Le Sueur, seat belt re-
quired, $110, MSP; Dana E.
Kiecker, 53, Eagan, speed, $125,
MSP; Charles D. Knight, 55,
Woodbury, speed, $145, MSP;
Roger C. Lietz, 71, Arlington,
speed, $135, MSP; Humberto
Padilla, 27, Gaylord, uninsured
vehicle-owner violation, dis-
missed, MSP; Kevin L. Polzin,
49, Glencoe, operate unregistered
vehicle/without plates displayed
on public street/highway, $185,
MSP; Elinor J. Punt, 57, Sioux
Center, Iowa, improper change of
course or fail to signal lane
change, $135, MSP; Jeffrey C.
Schmidt, 21, Fergus Falls, win-
dow restrictions-windshield tint-
ed or glazed, $135, MSP;
Michael E. Welch, 18, Morgan,
traffic regulation-automobile
fenders, $135, MSP; Maria C.
Bergene, 31, Minneapolis, speed,
$145, SO; Daniel W. Eckblad, 18,
St. Peter, speed, $125, SO;
McKenzie J. Elder, 18, Winthrop,
speed, $125, SO; Jennifer M.
Koch, 31, Winsted, drugs-pos-
sess/sale small amount of mari-
juana, continued, unsupervised
probation one year, pay costs, re-
main law-abiding, no drug-relat-
ed, no alcohol violations, $135,
SO; Reta L. Lind, 30, Le Sueur,
speed, $125, SO; Mario Men-
doza-Arreguin, 23, Arlington,
driving without a valid license or
vehicle class/type, failure to stop
at stop signs or stop lines, $235,
SO; Corey O. Zeglin, 23, Eagle
Lake, speed, $145, SO; Mu-Wan
Huang, 38, Marshall, passing on
right when prohibited, $135,
Winthrop PD; Patricia A. Ovrebo,
62, Halstad, speed, $125,
Winthrop PD.
The following felonies were
heard in District Court June 6-
Lucas J. Brown, 20, Winthrop,
fugitive from justice from other
state, dismissed, SO.
7:30 P.M.
The meeti ng was cal l ed to
order at 7:30 p.m.
Members Present: Bri an
Brandt, Scott Dose, Beth
DuFrane, Anne Karl, Michelle
(Missy) Weber and Dan Woehler.
Member Karl moved, second-
ed by member Woehler to move
to a Non-Public Closed Meeting
under MS 13D.05, Subd.2(a)(2)
to review active investigative data
regarding an employee of the dis-
The motion was approved by
unanimous vote.
School District Attorney Antho-
ny Nerud and Jim Amsden Su-
perintendent of Schools shared
information with the board rela-
tive to the recent court action
pertaining to a Sibley East em-
Member Woehler moved, sec-
onded by member Dose to ad-
j ourn the Speci al Non-Publ i c
Board Meeting. The motion was
approved by unanimous vote.
The meeting was adjourned at
7:52 p.m. and the Regular School
Board Meeting was resumed.
ROOM #149
@ 6:30 P.M.
Fol l owi ng the Sal ute to the
Flag, the meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m.
Members present: Brian Brandt,
Beth DuFrane, Anne Karl ,
Mi chel l e (Mi ssy) Weber Dan
Woehler, and Scott Dose.
Member Woehler moved, Sec-
ond by Member DuFrane, to
amend the agenda by moving
Fundraiser Requests out of the
Consent Agenda to item 11 under
New Business. The motion was
approved by unanimous vote.
Member Karl moved, Second
by Member Woehler, to approve
the amended agenda.
The motion was approved by
unanimous vote.
were no visitor comments.
Approval of Minutes-Recom-
mend approval of Regular Sep-
tember 16, 2013 School Board
Meeting Minutes.
Personnel: Approve maternity
leave for Holly Hokenson begin-
ning on or around January 20th,
2014 through mid-March 2014.
Accept resignation of paraprofes-
sional Jamie Everson. Hiring- Ap-
prove Todd Warzecha as Head
Girls’ Basketball Coach
Approval of consent Agenda:
Member Dose moved, second by
member DuFrane to approve the
consent agenda. Motion was ap-
proved by unanimous vote.
Second Reading of Policy 601
Motion by Member Weber sec-
onded by Member Dose, to ap-
prove Policy 601 (SCHOOL DIS-
MENT). The moti on was ap-
proved by unanimous vote.
District MCA Test Scores Re-
port- Lynne O’Brien, Sibley East
Testing Coordinator
Bills and Payments: Recom-
mend approval of October, 2013
bills totaling $1,177,288.29
Motion by Member Dose sec-
ond by Member Woehler, to ap-
prove the October, 2013
bills totaling $1,177,288.29 The
motion was approved by unani-
mous vote
Approve Annual Assurance of
Compliance Report.
Motion by Member Karl second
by Member DuFrane, to approve
the Annual Assurance of Compli-
ance report Moti on was ap-
proved by unanimous vote.
Approve recommendation to
reschedule the November Regu-
l ar School Meeti ng date from
Monday, November 18, 2013 to
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @
6:30 p.m. Arl i ngton Campus,
room # 149.
Motion by Member Karl second
by Member Woehler authorizing a
change in the Regular School
Board Meeting in November from
November 18, 2013 to November
19, 2013. Motion was approved
by unanimous vote.
Approve Resolution of School
Board Supporting MSHSL Foun-
dation and the Sibley East School
District making application for a
Form A Grant to offset student ac-
tivity fees.
Resolution by Member Dose
second by Member DuFrane to
approve and support the Resolu-
tion and Application by the Sibley
East School District. Roll call
vote was held with all members
voting yes
First Reading of Policy 604
Approve recommendation to
seek an independent appraisal of
Parcel 203X- Independent School
District No. 2310.
Motion by Member DuFrane
second by Member Weber to au-
thorize a second independent ap-
praisal of district property. Motion
was approved by unani mous
Discussion and approval of
2013-15 Master Agreement with
Sibley East Education Minnesota.
Motion by Member Karl second
by Member DuFrane to approve
the 2013-15 Master Agreement
with Sibley East Education Min-
nesota. Motion was approved by
unanimous vote.
Discussion and approval of a
one-ti me maxi mum $60,000
transfer from the General Fund to
off-set a negative fund balance in
Community Education and ECFE
Reserved Funds.
Motion by Member Dose sec-
ond by Member Woehler to ap-
prove the one time transfer of a
maximum of $60,000 from the
General Fund to the Community
Education and ECFE Reserved
Funds. Motion was approved by
unanimous vote.
Approve acceptance of dona-
tions in the amount of $1,000
from Arlington Lions Club and
$500 from Wolverine Basketball
Club for Marching Band. Motion
by Member Weber second by
Member Karl to accept donations
from Arlington Lions Club and
Wolverine Basketball club. Motion
was approved by unani mous
Fundraiser Request: approve
request from HOSA for Breast
Cancer Awareness Fundraiser,
Elementary Art Fundraisers for
3D printer and art supplies, FFA
Frui t Sal es, Student Counci l
fundraiser for Hydration Stations.
Motion by Member Dose sec-
ond by Member Weber approve
request from HOSA for Breast
Cancer Awareness Fundraiser,
Elementary Art Fundraisers for
3D printer and art supplies, FFA
Frui t Sal es and deny Student
Council fundraiser for Hydration
Stations. Motion was approved
by unanimous vote.
Motion by Member DuFrane
second by Member Woehler to
authorize the district purchase of
two hydrati on stati ons to be
placed at both campuses. Motion
was approved by unani mous
Pri nci pal s Mari Lu Martens,
Steve Harter and Tim Schellham-
mer made brief reports to the
board regarding recent recogni-
tion of district staff members, and
efforts to address student testing
and performance.
Motion by Member Karl second
by Member Dose to recess the
meeting at 7:30pm and move to
the Non-Public Meeting. Motion
was approved by unani mous
Regular Board meeting was re-
convened at 7:52pm
Upcoming School Board Meet-
ing Dates: Monday, November
18, 2013 American Education
Banquet Arlington Community
Center. (Regular Board Meeting
rescheduled to Tuesday, Novem-
ber 19th, 2013- 6:30pm Arlington
Campus, room #149.) Monday,
December 16, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.
Public Comment (Truth in Taxa-
tion Hearing), Arlington Campus,
room #149. Regular Board Meet-
ing: Monday, December 16, 2013
@ 6:30 p.m. Arlington Campus,
room #149.
Summary Report of the Non-
Public Closed Session regarding
Doug Flieth.
Following the summary report,
there was a motion by Member
Weber second by Member Karl to
change the status of Doug Flieth
from suspended with pay to sus-
pended without pay indefinitely.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting
was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.
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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the
training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 NIV
Peace Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Pastor Kurt Lehmkuhl
Worship: Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 8:15 a.m.
Commercial and Industrial Builders
Green Isle, MN 55338
ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551
Arlington State Bank
Serving the Community Since 1895
A & N Radiator Repair
Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners
23228 401 Ave., Arlington
877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II
Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
700 W. Lake St., Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-3700
or TOLL FREE: 1-888-466-3700
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
Ave. NW • (507) 964-2251
402 W. Alden, Arlington
Online at
Arlington Haus
Your Hometown Pub & Eatery
Arlington • 1-507-964-2473
100 Years. 100 Reasons.
Phone 952-467-2992
Hwy. 5 N., Arlington
Homestyle Pizza
Real or Soft Serve Ice Cream
Gas – Diesel – Deli – Videos
23180 401 Ave., Arlington Phone 507-964-2264
23189 Hwy. 5 North,
Arlington, MN 55307
Office (507) 964-2283
Cell (320) 583-4324
P.O. Box 314
Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-2201
Church News
Submitted Photo
First Communion
Fourteen children from the Church of St. Mary, Arling-
ton, and St. Brendan, Green Isle, received the sacra-
ment of First Communion at the Church of St. Mary on
Sunday, May 4. Front Row: (left to right) Joseph Bal-
lalatak, Leslie Diaz, Megan Bachman, Maryn
Pazdernik, Ricki Lu Borgmann, Tori Stainbrook and
Thomas Ziegler. Middle Row: (l to r) Jaden Melsha,
Brady Trebelhorn, Lucas Luepke, Morgan Bednarek,
Lorraine Battcher, Juanita Diaz and Ella Eiden. Back
Row: (l to r) Diana Kroells, Catechist; Father Keith Sal-
isbury, Pastor; Beth Walters, Director of Religious Ed-
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Deb Meyer, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, June 22: 9:00 a.m.
Worship service.
15470 Co. Rd. 31,
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, June 22: 9:30 a.m.
Worship service.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, June 20: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar).
Saturday, June 21: 5:00 p.m.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, June 22: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar).
Monday, June 23: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 8:30 a.m. Word and
Communion (Mar). 8:00 p.m.
AA and Al Anon (Mar).
Tuesday, June 24: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar).
Wednesday, June 25: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word
and Communion (Oak Terrace).
5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar).
Thursday, June 26: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mic). 7:30 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous (Mic).
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Glen Bickford,
interim pastor
Sunday, June 22: 10:00 a.m.
Monday, June 23: 7:00 p.m.
Evening worship at St. Paul’s.
Wednesday, June 25: 7:15
p.m. Men’s Fellowship.
(Missouri Synod)
Vacancy Pastor
Harold Storm
Phone 507-964-2400
Thursday, June 19: 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for bulletin informa-
Sunday, June 22: 10:00 a.m.
Monday, June 23: 8:30-11:30
a.m. Pastor’s office hours.
107 W. Third St.,
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
(507) 647- 5777
Parsonage (507) 647-3739
Saturday, June 21: 9:00 a.m.
Clothes Closet. 10:00 a.m. Food
Sunday, June 22: 9:30 a.m.
Worship. 10:45 a.m. Fellowship
hour. 4:00 p.m. Women’s Min-
istry summer celebration salad
Wednesday, June 25: 9:00
a.m. Prayer coffee. 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Shawl Ministry.
Thursday, June 26: 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible study at Peik’s.
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, June 20: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, June 22: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion.
10:15 a.m. Bible study with
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, June 22: 9:00 a.m.
Worship. 10:00 a.m. Fellow-
ship. 7:00 p.m. Music Under the
Green Isle Township
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, June 20: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, June 22: 10:30 a.m.
Worship service.
Christian & Missionary
Pastor John Cherico
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Saturday, June 21: 10:00
a.m.- noon HTM Mobile Food
Shelf. All are welcome to come
and receive free groceries.
Sunday, June 22: 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, June 21: 8:00 a.m.
A-Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Bible study at Bette
Sunday, June 22: 9:00 a.m
and 11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:15
a.m. Fellowship time.
Monday, June 23: Deadline
for July newsletter. Pastor leaves
for Washington Island forum.
Thursday, June 26: 10:00
a.m. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Worship on cable TV. 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Bible study at Jean
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Saturday, June 21: Play-
ground installation-anyone who
would like to help, stop in dur-
ing the morning hours.
Sunday, June 22: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion.
Monday, June 23: 10:00 a.m.
Calendar information due. 7:30
p.m. Worship.
Tuesday, June 24: 6:00 p.m.
Counting Committee meeting.
Wednesday, June 25: 8;00
p.m. Finance Board meeting.
Thursday, June 26: 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, June 20: 4:00 p.m.
Leave church for the Shakopee
women’ prison visit. 6:30 p.m.
Thomas Bible study 8510 Penn
Ave., Bloomington.
Sunday, June 22: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service.
Wednesday, June 25: 6:30
p.m. Wednesday evening Bible
class and youth focused. 8:00
p.m. Supper Welcome!
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
Sunday, June 22: 8:00 a.m.
Board of Ed meeting. 9:00 a.m.
Worship. 10:00 a.m. Fellow-
Tuesday, June 24: 6:00-7:00
p.m. TOPS in church basement.
Wednesday, June 25; 7:00
p.m. Stewardship meeting.
Thursday, June 26: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
cable. 2:00 p.m. Newsletter
Nominations from county
residents are now being
sought for the 2014 Outstand-
ing Senior Citizen Award for
Sibley County.
The award recognizes out-
standing senior citizens who
have contributed their time
and talent to benefit their
community after reaching the
age of 65. They will be hon-
ored at the Sibley County
Fair on Sunday, Aug. 3.
Official nomination forms
are available by contacting
Dennis Van Moorlehem at
507-964-5733, Bruce Froeh-
lich at 507-647-2239, Joy
Cohrs at 320-864-5252 or
Harry Sloot at 507-647-2103.
Winners at the county level
will move on to compete at
the state level at the Min-
nesota State Fair.
Nominations are now sought
for annual Sibley County
Outstanding Senior Citizens
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Storm Damage
Strong winds reaching
60-plus miles per hour
and rain damaged a
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Photo) A large branch
broke off this tree at the
Galen and Connie Wills
residence located along
the 300 block of Fourth
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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 vehi-
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(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
1200 Cow dairy seeking to fill a
head maintenance position. Will be
responsible for performing preven-
tive and general maintenance on
farm equipment and buildings. Will
also help with field work and manure
hauling. Prior work experience re-
quired. Must be able to operate pay
loaders, skid steers, tractors and
semis. CDL a plus. Send resume or
request an application by email:
wdairy@lakedalelink.net. Or stop by
and fill out an application. Woodland
Dairy, 3328 County Road 30 SW,
Waverly, MN.
Caregivers. Unique opportunity to
work with a leading provider of
live-in care for the elderly in their
Twin Cities home. 7d on/ 7d off.
$888/wk. $25 out state mileage re-
i mbursement. Experi ence re-
qui red. 1-8777-468-2561.
Gravel truck/ Sidedumper Drivers
wanted. Clean Class A-B license
required. Competitive wage, well-
mai ntai ned trucks, mi ni mum 1
year experi ence, HMO heal th,
dental insurance. Call Steve (952)
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.
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)
Wanted To Buy
WANTED TO BUY: Old signs all
types, farm primitive painted furni-
ture all types, cupboards, cubby
units, locker and pool wire baskets,
wood & metal pieces with lots of
drawers, old pre-1960 holiday deco-
rations, industrial/school items such
as metal racks, stools, workbench-
es, lightning rods and balls, weather
vanes, architectural items like cor-
bels and stain glass windows. Gas
station and oil related items from
signs to pumps, dress forms, old
store fixtures, chandeliers, old light-
ing fixtures, mantels, hardware store
parts, bins, feed/grain/seed related
items and old cement statuary/bird
baths. We buy one item and entire
estates. Check out the barns, attic
and basement. Don’t get a dumpster
until you call us first. We are local.
(612) 590-6136 or emai l
We buy used batteries. Paying
$10 for automotive batteries. We
pick up. Call 800-777-2243.
Wanted: Motorcycles and ATVs.
Buying most brands. All years,
running or not. Jungclaus Motor-
sports, (320) 864-8526.
For rent: Beef bulls. (507) 237-
Chocolate Lab/German Wire hair
puppies. three females, 9 weeks
old, vet checked and first shots.
Asking $100. Call (507) 964-2870
or (763) 772-8386.
Bird Island- Updated 3BR, 1BA.
Central air, new roof, patio, stor-
age shed. (320) 262-4893.
Brownton. 242 7th Ave. S. 2-Story,
1.5BA, 3BR, bui l t-i n hutches.
$95,000. If interested call (320)
587-4884 or (320) 582-0041.
Brownton. Darling classic renova-
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ALL NEW furnace, plumbing, in-
sulation, electrical, flooring, paint,
kitchen, beautiful millwork. PRICE
REDUCTION $89,000. Re/Max
Homes, (952) 992-9299.
Immaculate kept 2BR, 2BA, MF
laundry, hardwood floors, 4-sea-
son porch, deck, over-si zed
garage, close to park, quiet neigh-
borhood. $151,900. Cal l (320)
864-4436 or (320) 510-0957
schedule appointment.
Immaculate kept 4BR, 4BA. Over
3,000 sq. ft. finished living! Two
lots, MF laundry, master BR suite,
formal dining, storage. $187,000.
Bri an O’ Donnel l , Pri ori ty One-
Metrowest Realty. (320) 864-4877.
Lake Homes
2BR, 1BA, 1 attached garage.
Seasonal cabin. 50’ shore, lovely
Diamond Lake, Kandiyohi County.
Level , sandy. Faces south for
sunny beach all day. Enjoy sum-
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MLS#6006452. See on website
www.C21Kandi.com. NEWLY list-
ed at $179,900.
Silver Lake. 3BR, 1BA lake home.
Ready for owner. 713 Main St. W.
$110,000/BO. (320) 583-6899.
Mobile Homes
3BR, 2BA on 2.26 acres, close to
town, ready to move in due to relo-
cation. $75,000. Brian O’Donnell,
Metrowest Realty (320) 864-4877.
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,
2BR, 2BA for August 1.
Washer/dryer, private porch. Call
today to view. 800-873-1736. Am-
berField Place Apartments.
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
Want To Rent
Young farmer looking for land to
rent for 2014 and beyond. Com-
petitive rates and reference avail-
able. Call Austin Blad (320) 221-
Building Contractors
30 Years professional home repair
service. Interior/exterior. Fair rates
for quality work. Call (320) 359-
Misc. Service
your place or ours. White oak lum-
ber decking and buy logs. Give
Virgil a call. (320) 864-4453.
Musical Services
DJ. Wedding receptions, events,
parties. Onlytoonsdj.com or (612)
(based on first week pricing)
The McLeod
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Arlington Enterprise
The Galaxy
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All Five Papers Reach Over 50,000 Readers Weekly in over 33 Communities
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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 Tuesdays at Noon
The Glencoe Advertiser, The Sibley Shopper
& The Galaxy Wednesdays at NOON
Lakehead Constructors, Inc.
is looking for qualified WBE, MBE, DBE, SBE, SDB &
ED subcontractors and material suppliers to part-
ner with on the Highland Commons Apartments
and Town Homes Rehab in Arlington, MN.
For additional information, please contact
Rick Harvey at LCI (715) 392-5181.
Proposals are due 06/20/14.
Lakehead Constructors, Inc.
is looking for local subcontractors & material suppliers
including qualified WBE, MBE, DBE, SBE, SDB & ED
firms to partner with on the Highland Commons
Apartments and Town Home Rehab in Arlington, MN.
The project consists of refurbishing 33 apartment
units & common areas and eight town home units along
with exterior upgrades. Areas of work include concrete,
asphalt paving, HM doors/frames, wood doors, door
hardware, aluminum framed entrances-storefronts
& glazing, painting/wall covering, specialties,
residential appliances, residential casework & p-lam
countertops, and mechanical (plumbing & HVAC).
For additional information, please contact
Rick Harvey at Lakehead Constructors,
(715) 392-5181
Full-Time and Part-Time Seasonal
Lester Building Systems, LLC, a locally owned leader in the post-
frame building industry, is looking for people to join our team.
Available positions are part-time and full-time seasonal 1st and 2nd
shift. Flexible part-time hours are available for 2nd shift.
Manufacturing: Positions are available in our Truss Plant (build-
ing trusses), Woodworking area (various sawing and assembly op-
erations. Positions are located at our plant in Lester Prairie.
All positions offer competitive pay with a shift differential for 2nd
Interested candidates should apply online at
www.lesterbuildings.com under Manufacturing - Lester Prairie.
Lester Buildings, LLC
1111 2
Ave. South
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
is currently accepting applications for the following positions
at the Arlington and Gaylord Campus:
Position: Elementary Teachers 1.0 FTE
Licensure: Elementary Education
Start date: 2014-2015 school year
Closing date: Open until positions filled
Please send resume, cover letter, copy of your Minnesota teaching
license, college transcript and letters of recommendations to:
Mari Lu Martens, Elementary Principal
Sibley East Schools
PO Box 1000
Arlington, MN 55307
are currently accepting applications for the following position
at the Gaylord Campus:
Position: Special Education Teacher
– Autism Resource Room
Start date: 2014-2015 school year
Closing date: Open until position filled
Please send resume, cover letter, copy of your Minnesota teaching
license, college transcript and letters of recommendations to:
Mari Lu Martens, Elementary Principal
Sibley East Schools
PO Box 1000
Arlington, MN 55307
office seeks
energetic and
15-20 hours
per week.
507-964-2850 or
email resume to
Healthcare Center of Gaylord
has openings in the following positions:
NAR: 64 hr. position on the evening shift.
Hours are 2:15pm-10:45pm. 401K, Dental & Life Insur-
ance eligible.
HOUSEKEEPER: 56 hrs. bi-weekly. Hours may vary.
401K, Dental & Life Insurance eligible.
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:
• Director of Nursing, full-time benefit eligible.
• Assisted Living RN needed for up to 9 hours per week
and on call as needed.
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.
Engel Diversified Ind., an ISO 9001:2008 registered metal fabrication com-
pany, is seeking candidates to work with sales to estimate and service cur-
rent customers and guide new business opportunities. If you possess strong
interpersonal skills and technical knowledge related to metal fabrication, rec-
ognize the advantages of working within a small privately-held, team orient-
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in a variety of activities; please check us out!
Excellent benefits including PTO, Insurance,
401(k) Profit Sharing, and a great Bonus Plan!
Please fax, mail or email your resume to:
EDi, P.O. Box 85, Jordan 55352 F: 952-492-3790
Arlington Enterprise
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