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Arlington
ENTERPRISE
Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 3 • Thursday, July 25, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Dave Pedersen
Correspondent
Sibley County went along
with the crowd by passing a
resolution for the establish-
ment of a $10 wheelage tax
on vehicle registration start-
ing in 2014, plus voted
against considering a local
option sales tax for trans-
portation improvement proj-
ects at the commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, July 23.
Both actions coincided
with the trend started by other
counties where 20 approved
the tax and only four denied
it. No county has gone for the
local sales tax dedicated to
specific transportation proj-
ects.
To implement the tax on
some vehicle registrations by
January, the board needed to
pass a resolution by Aug. 1.
The state will collect the esti-
mated $148,000 from the tax
for the county.
“The wheelage tax makes
sense where the sales tax
does not,” said Commissioner
Bill Pinske. “Other counties
have claimed the sales tax is
anti-business. The good thing
in the wheelage tax is funds
can be used for any trans-
portation purpose.”
Vehicles exempt from the
wheelage tax include motor-
cycles, mopeds, trailers,
semi-trailers, collector cars
and any other tax exempt
state-owned vehicles.
County Commissioner Jim
Nytes said this tax is a way to
get a small piece of what the
county needs for road and
bridge improvements. He
added, “It is a start.”
The resolution noted that
the transportation infrastruc-
ture forms the backbone of
the county’s economy and has
a direct impact on future eco-
nomic development.
Plus, the funding for high-
way and bridge systems in
Minnesota has remained stag-
nant and is failing to keep
pace with growing demands.
The resolution said local
governments are challenged
with maintaining local trans-
portation systems and local
property taxes are a regres-
sive form of taxation as the
sole source of funding.
Proceeds generated by a
wheelage tax would support
critical investments in roads
and bridges, plus provide
safety improvements and pre-
ventive maintenance for local
transportation systems.
The tax was made possible
after the state legislature
passed the 2013 Transporta-
tion Appropriation Bill during
the recent session.
Yes to wheelage tax, no to sales tax option
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Fruit Punch Stand
These young entrepreneurs made some money selling fruit punch
next to Reetz Floral along the 400 block of West Main Street in
downtown Arlington on Monday afternoon, July 22. Left to right:
Tucker Hendrycks, Riley Drexler, Eva Hendrycks and Kendra
Schmidt.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Green Isle City Coun-
cil, during its regular meeting
on Monday night, July 22,
unanimously approved a mo-
tion to accept a recommenda-
tion from the Fire Board to
purchase a fire engine to re-
place the 1991 Ford pump
truck.
Mayor Dale ZumBerge and
City Council members Todd
Harms, Shawn Harms, Brian
Oelfke and Mark Wentzlaff
all voted in favor of the mo-
tion.
The 1991 Ford pumper
truck was damaged in an ac-
cident about 20 months ago.
The 2014 Freightliner,
which will be purchased from
Forstner Fire Apparatus,
Madelia, will include the fire
crew cab and compartments
to be constructed from alu-
minum.
The total cost is $272,000
which is a price good until
Aug. 3, 2014.
The funding break out will
include $65,000 from the fire
equipment fund. The remain-
ing $207,000 will be split be-
tween the City of Green Isle
along with Washington Lake,
Green Isle and Jessenland
townships.
The payment schedule will
include $83,000 upon the de-
livery of the chassis to
Forstner Fire Apparatus. The
balance will be paid upon the
delivery of the completed
truck.
The new truck will be de-
livered on or before May 1,
2014.
Until the new pumper truck
arrives, the Green Isle Fire
Department will continue to
use the free 1991 pumper
truck it received from the
Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources (DNR)
through the Department of
Defense Fire Fighting Pro-
gram.
Chip Seal
The City Council informal-
ly approved a motion to des-
ignate the streets to be chip
sealed in 2013.
The roads include Cleve-
land Avenue, First Street,
Second Street, Third Street,
Fourth Street, Fifth Street,
Center Street, Meyer Circle
and a cul de sac.
The total cost will be
$29,462, according to city of-
ficials. The project is expect-
ed to start around Wednesday,
Aug. 14.
The City Council, at an ear-
lier regular meeting, ap-
proved up to $40,000 to be
used for this endeavor.
Denied
The City Council, in other
action, unanimously ap-
proved a motion to deny a re-
quest from Terry Molitor to
rezone the property at 270
McGrann Street from com-
mercial to residential.
Molitor has a purchase
agreement to buy the old car
wash building where he plans
to work on his own vehicles.
He said the request, if ap-
proved, would save him
money in property taxes.
Wentzlaff expressed con-
cern that no individual would
be living in the building. He
was also afraid that the possi-
ble move would set a prece-
dent.
ZumBerge said the possible
move would not be fair to the
other taxpayers and is not a
legitimate reason.
Burg said the City Council
should seek information from
City Planner Cynthia Smith-
Strack before a possible move
is approved.
Old Business
The City Council, during a
previous meeting, talked
about spraying for mosquitos.
City Clerk Bert Panning
explained that he contacted
the City of Hamburg and
Clarke Mosquito Control for
information about mosquito
control.
Clarke Mosquito Control
indicated it would charge
$260 per spraying for the
City of Green Isle.
The City Council, after
some discussion, decided to
wait and possibly set aside
some money in the 2014
budget for mosquito control.
Panning also issued a hand-
out from Midwest Play-
scapes, Inc., Chaska, to re-
place the current playground
equipment in the Lions Park.
The total cost for the sug-
gested equipment, which in-
cluded shipping and assis-
tance, was approximately
$39,000.
Panning reported that he
had contacted U.S. Senator
Amy Klobuchar to seek infor-
mation about possible state
funding and grants for such a
purchase.
In addition, Panning sug-
gested that the City Council
may know some local resi-
dents or businesses who
might want to contribute to
this endeavor.
The City Council will hold
its next regular meeting at
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Green Isle purchases new pumper truck
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The start of the Highway 5
Project, which was originally
scheduled to begin on Mon-
day, July 29, has been de-
layed until Monday, Aug. 5.
That is the latest report
from the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Transportation
(Mn/DOT) if local utilities
can be repositioned in time.
The nearly $5 million
pavement replacement proj-
ect includes replacing the
culvert at the south edge of
Green Isle and relocating it
with a new channel. The
utilities are located in the
area of the culvert and need
to be moved to accommodate
construction, according to re-
ports from Mn/DOT.
Once the project begins,
traffic will be detoured to
Sibley County Road 9,
McLeod County Roads 1 and
10 and Carver County Road
50. Heavy commercial traf-
fic will be detoured to Sibley
County Road 13 and 15 and
then connect to the remaining
detour to avoid the weight-
restricted bridge on Sibley
County Road 9.
Knife River Corporation –
North Central of Sauk Rapids
is the contractor on the proj-
ect that includes seven miles
of pavement replacement and
a mill and overlay in Green
Isle. The project is expected
to be completed in late Sep-
tember.
For current statewide trav-
el information, visit
www.511- mn.org.
Highway 5
Project to
start Aug. 5
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 25, 2013, page 2
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ATTENTION
Parents, Grandparents,
and Neighbors...
The Sibley County Fair has arranged to have
Advanced Ride
Bracelets
available at local businesses in the county.
Ride for four hours for
$
15.00 either
Thurs., Aug. 1 • 6-10 pm
Fri., Aug. 2 • 6-10 pm
Sat., Aug. 3 • 3-7 pm
Sun., Aug. 4 • 1-5 pm
Advance Tickets
$
15.00
$
20.00 if purchased at the fair
Advance tickets can be purchased at:
Arlington: Quick Shop/Subway, Jerry’s Home Quality Foods,
Cenex Convenience Store
Gaylord: First National Bank, Jerry’s Home Quality Foods
Gibbon: United Xpress, Gibbon Grocery
Green Isle: CornerStone State Bank
Winthrop: Kevin’s Market
Advance
Ride
Tickets
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Wednesday, July 31: Arlington Fire Department
Relief Association, Arlington fire hall, 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 1: Arlington Ambulance Serv-
ice, 7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
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Thank You
The family of Daniel “Buck” Thomes would like to thank everyone for their
prayers, cards, calls, flowers, food, memorials and expressions of sympathy
during this difficult time.
Special thanks to Father Salisbury, and Mary Beth and Courtney Schwirtz for
making the service so beautiful, to the ladies from St. Mary’s church for serv-
ing lunch and all those who assisted with the service.
Thanks to Arlington Police Officer Andy Mathwig, the Arlington Ambulance
crew, the Arlington Fire Department, Sibley Medical Center, Kolden Funeral
Home, and Jim Pederson for being there to help us through the night. Public
Servants are special people who help the public through special circum-
stances and all of you are exceptional at it.
Thank you to the ASG for their love and support, and the donation of the tree
that will grow to be a living legacy of the love Buck had for the Arlington
Sportsman’s Park. Also, Jeff Paine and the City of Arlington for the support
they have shown to our family the past months.
Last, but not least, we want offer a special thank you to our extended family
and friends who have been very supportive and helpful the past few months.
Your love and compassion is greatly appreciated, and will always be remem-
bered.
God Bless you all!
Lorie, Lindsay & Nathan Thomes
Jessica, Scott & Nolan Pepin
Jason, Becky & Chase Thomes
Michelle Thomes & Derick Rouf
Dick & Carol Thomes & family
Margo & Harlan Otto & family
Suzie & Mike McCarthy & family
Norma Thomes & Scott Wheeler
Charlie & Brenda Thomes & family
Barry & Connie Thomes & family
John & Amy Thomes & family
Bob & Gail Thomes & family
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Thank You
Thank you to al l who
helped us and our family
celebrate our 50
th
Wed-
ding Anniversary at our
farm.
Our day was bl essed
with friends, relatives and
good weather. Our mail-
box was flooded with love-
ly cards. Our memories
wi l l l ast forever. God’ s
richest blessings.
Larry & Sharon Sickmann
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Come & Go
Open House
Bridal Shower Brunch
honoring
TARA DIETZ
bride to be of
SHANE HENKE
Sat., July 27
10 am-1 pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church
513 Main Ave., Gaylord
Registered at:
Wooden Hearts (Hutchinson
Mall), Target, Kohl’s, Menards
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Thank You
We would like to thank every-
one for their prayers, condo-
lences, memorial gifts, flowers
and food at the death of our
mother, Selda Becker.
Thank you also to the ladies at
St. John’s Mountville for serving
lunch after the funeral and to
Pastor Storm for his visits and
the memorial service.
Thank you to the staff of Ar-
lington Good Samaritan Home
for their wonderful care of
Selda, and to Greg Borchert and
the Kolden Funeral Home.
The family of Selda Becker
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News Briefs
Arlington woman hurt in crash
An Arlington woman was reportedly injured in two-
vehicle accident along Highway 5 near Gaylord at 7:06
p.m. Wednesday, July 17, according to the Minnesota
State Patrol.
A 2003 Buick Century driven by Tyler S. Dillon, 27,
Hutchinson, was in a line of vehicles waiting for the
lead vehicle to turn left when it was reportedly struck
by a 1992 Mercury Topaz driven by Evelyn S. Dittmer,
80, Glencoe.
Selma M. Dose, 83, Arlington, who was a passenger
in the Dillon vehicle, suffered a non-life threatening in-
jury, according to the report.
Dillon and Dittmer did not suffer any apparent in-
juries.
The Gaylord Ambulance assisted at the scene.
Zoomobile coming to town
The Zoomobile is coming to the Arlington Public Li-
brary at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26.
A zoo naturalist is coming with a variety of live ani-
mals to educate and entertain people of all ages.
Girl born to Gaylord couple
Megan Jean Marie Utendorfer announces the birth of
her little sister, Natalie Dawn Marie.
Natalie was born at the Ridgeview Medical Center in
Waconia on Thursday, July 11. She weighed nine
pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches. Proud
parents are Paul and Misty Utendorfer, Gaylord.
The maternal grandparents are Randy and Linda Ger-
holz, Gaylord. Great-grandparents are Ray and Betty
Bracken and Elsie Gerholz, Gaylord. The paternal
grandparents are Bob and Gwen Utendorfer, Arlington.
Great-grandparents are Bud and Shirley Locher, Green
Isle.
Student named to Dean’s List
Arlington resident Selena Jara-Bishop, College of
Liberal Arts, has been named to the Dean’s List at the
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, during the spring
semester.
To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must com-
plete 12 or more letter-graded credits and maintain a
3.66 grade point average.
Birth Announcement
Ryan and Micky Neubarth,
Glencoe, announce the birth
of their daughter, Emerson
Marie, on Monday, June 10.
Emerson weighed nine
pounds, 13 ounces and meas-
ured 20 3/4 inches. Emerson
is also welcomed home by
her big sister, Harper, age 21
months.
The maternal grandmother
is Melinda Samuelson,
Hutchinson. The paternal
grandparents are Dale and
Rachelle Neubarth, Arling-
ton. The maternal great-
grandmother is Alice
Goehring, Willmar. The pa-
ternal great-grandmother is
Berdina Petzel of Arlington.
Emerson
Neubarth
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Watering The Natural Way
In an effort to beat the rising sewer rates, Arlington
resident Al Schiller decided earlier this spring to
water his garden completely with rain water this year.
Schiller catches the rain water in buckets from his
downpouts and fills four barrels which store approxi-
mately 180 gallons. He then uses a sump pump from
the barrels to disperse the rain water on his garden.
Schiller said his garden is thriving due to watering the
natural way.
By Dave Pedersen
Correspondent
Sibley County Human Re-
sources Director Roseann
Nagel has been busy working
with employees who have
been coming and going at a
recent steady pace.
It all will slow down start-
ing Nov. 13, the date Nagel
picked for her retirement after
serving 27 years as the
human resources director.
The county board accepted
Nagel’s resignation at its
meeting on Tuesday, July 23.
The absence of Nagel will
not hamper the effort to up-
date and adjust personnel re-
lated policies.
The County Commission-
ers approved a proposal by
County Administrator Matt
Jaunich to do a complete re-
write of the county’s person-
nel policy.
Jaunich said the last overall
update of the policy was 20
years ago. Since Nagel will
be leaving, the administrator
and the personnel advisory
committee thought it best to
get outside bids for the proj-
ect.
The low bid of $9,750 was
accepted by the board from
Springsted Incorporated
based in St. Paul. The dead-
line for completion of the
policy is by the end of the
year.
At the same time, Jaunich
said there also are concerns
with job classifications and
the wage scale. He said there
is compression at the low end
of the pay scale because the
current system is outdated,
implemented in 2004.
“I want to request a propos-
al for the employee classifica-
tion and compensation study
to get the ball rolling for
more in-depth work to be
done, ” said Jaunich. “We
want a simple evaluation of
the current job and pay scale.
There may be an option to
ask about combining posi-
tions.”
In the request for a propos-
al, Jaunich said the purpose
includes establishing fair and
equitable compensation rela-
tionships within the county.
The study will relate com-
pensation to relevant market
conditions outside the county.
A key aspect will be to have
employee input and participa-
tion as an integral part of the
study. Proposals are due Sept.
3.
There has been minimal
change to the compensation
plan since its original adop-
tion. There are currently 100
job classifications in the
county.
A factor in the decision is
the county has recently expe-
rienced a significant amount
of turnover and will likely be
faced with several department
head retirements in the near
future.
In other employee related
business, Jaunich reported
that the Minnesota Valley Ac-
tion Council presented a Sup-
porter Award to Laura Hacker
from the assessor’s office on
July 15.
The award is “for helping
to support, strengthen and
sustain the goal of communi-
ty action of reducing the ef-
fects of or eliminating pover-
ty, and increasing equity in
their community through
their selfless donation of
time, energy, materials and
knowledge.”
The board approved the
status change of Lynn
Drinkall from part-time to
full-time. Corissa Aronson
was given a promotional
transfer from the environ-
mental services office to be
the elections supervisor.
The resignation of Jill
Pelzel as eligibility worker
was accepted. Jeff Gatton
from Gibbon was appointed
to the SEDCO board (eco-
nomic development), replac-
ing Sue Bentz.
The board will meet with
Jaunich after the Aug. 27
meeting to conduct a six-
month review as county ad-
ministrator.
Human resources in county will have major makeover
Approximately 30 fire-
fighters from Gaylord and
Arlington were called to a
fire at Ruby’s Thrift Store, lo-
cated on Highway 22 just
south of the railroad tracks on
Friday morning, July 12, ac-
cording to an article in The
Gaylord Hub.
According to Gaylord Fire
Chief Dean Schons, the esti-
mated damage to the building
and contents is $40,000 to
$50,000.
Lavern Jaster, who also had
a workshop behind the store,
owned the building. The
cause of the fire is unknown
at this time.
Fire damages a thrift
store in City of Gaylord
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By Dave Pedersen
Correspondent
A bump in the road was
found with the Prairie Line
Trail project after Sibley
County learned a $450,000
grant application was reject-
ed, creating a project shortfall
of $290,000.
The news, delivered by
County Administrator Matt
Jaunich at the July 23 county
board meeting, did not sit
well with commissioners.
“When we applied for
these grants we were led to
believe as a county board and
maybe the city that the cost
would be covered by projects
we were already doing,” said
County Commissioner Jim
Swanson. “The county was
building the road next to the
trail and the city was doing a
sidewalk project that used
part of the trail. It would all
offset our costs so there
would be no costs when this
was originally brought up. All
of a sudden we are hit by this
on our blind side.”
County Commissioner Bill
Pinske said the same thing
happened with the decline of
grants for the regional radio
upgrade that was state man-
dated.
“In the future when they
come here with grants and
ideas, either the grant has to
be guaranteed or we have to
take a different stance on it,”
said Pinske. “We were told on
numerous times there would
be no cost for the trail. Now
we are in it so deep. Maybe
there will not be a cost, but
our outlook on grants is going
to have to change.”
Jaunich gave some expla-
nation for the extra costs than
anticipated. He said the coun-
ty has received $950,000 in
grants for the trails project
the past few years.
“When this discussion
started in 2008 the estimate
was for a $1 million project,”
recalls Jaunich, who was the
Arlington City Administrator
at the time. “Since then the
cost has grown to be closer to
$1.5 million, so time is a fac-
tor in this too.”
Jaunich said there is an op-
portunity to apply for a
$150,000 grant. He met with
City of Arlington officials to
talk about cost portions of the
shortfall.
“We also set a meeting
with the county, city and the
trails group to file a joint ap-
plication the next time
around,” said Jaunich. “It
may increase our chances.”
The final amount of the
shortfall will depend on con-
struction bids. Public Works
Director Tim Becker said
plans for the bridge and road
are close to being completed
at this time. He estimated
costs to come in at 10 to 15
percent under engineer esti-
mate. He said the county
could consider taking road
funding and using it for the
trail.
In other business, Becker
proposed the county remove
the gas pumps in all parts of
the county other than Gay-
lord. He said they are not
used as much as in Gaylord
and there is a cost to maintain
them.
Prairie Line Trail project hits bump
in the road with funding shortfall
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
Manager
Each year, the Sibley East
School District advertises and
sends out bid requests for
bakery products, dairy prod-
ucts, refuse collection and
fuel prices for the upcoming
school year.
On Monday, July 15, the
board reviewed the bids re-
ceived and took action at its
regular board meeting.
Only one bid each was re-
ceived for dairy products,
bakery products, and refuse
collection.
The board accepted the bid
from Gaylord Sanitation for
the refuse collection at both
the Arlington and Gaylord lo-
cations.
The collection includes:
one 2-yard and one 3-yard
dumpster at $29.16 each per
dump, two 6-yard dumpsters
at $108.72 per week at the
Arlington campus and a 2-
yard dumpster for cardboard
at $35 per month and one 6-
yard dumpster picked up
three times a week for
$116.64 a month in Gaylord.
Gaylord Sanitation will
also provide seven 90-gallon
recycling containers picked
up once a week in Arlington
and four 96-gallon and four
64-gallon recycling contain-
ers in Gaylord at no addition-
al cost.
There again will be no re-
cycling pickup during the
summer months.
A single quote was re-
ceived from Kemps, LLC of
St. Paul. The board unani-
mously approved the quote
from Kemps for the 2013-14
dairy products.
The firm bid was for $.249
for a half-pint of 1 percent
white milk, $.242 for a half-
pint of skim white milk, and
$.257 for a half-pint of
chocolate skim milk.
Pan-O-Gold Baking Com-
pany of St. Cloud was the
lone bidder for the bakery
products.
A bid from the current ven-
dor, Earthgrain Sara Lee of
Eagan, was not received.
The district contacted
Earthgrain Sara Lee and
learned that the request for
bid had not been received due
to an address change by the
company.
Earthgrain Sara Lee had
asked the delivery drivers to
communicate the change of
address, which wasn’t re-
ceived by the district office.
The board decided to re-
fuse the one bid received by
Pan-O-Gold Baking Compa-
ny and send out another
round of requests for bids,
under the recommendation of
the district’s lawyer Tony
Nerud.
Sibley East
Continued on page 12
Bread, milk, gas and garbage
are on agenda at SE meeting
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The 144th annual Sibley
County Fair will open its
gates for a five-day run on
Wednesday, July 31 through
Sunday, Aug. 4.
Free
Entertainment
A variety of free entertain-
ment will be featured under-
neath the shelter throughout
the fair.
On Wednesday, July 31,
the Miss Sibley County
queen coronation will be held
at 6:30 p.m. DJ Neon Jon will
be featured at 8 p.m.
On Thursday, Aug. 1, The
Bake & Taste Contest will be
held at 2 p. m. while Lost
Highway will provide musi-
cal entertainment at 9:30 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 2, a
Sheephead Tournament will
be held at 9 a.m. 4-H Share
The Fun will be featured at 2
p.m. while a Free Sweet Corn
Feed will follow from 3 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Ron E Cash will
provide musical entertain-
ment from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
while Iron Horse Group will
do the same from 9 p.m. to 1
a.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 3, the
Franny Farmer Show will run
from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1
p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 2:15
p.m. to 3 p.m. The Kiddie
Pedal Pull will start at 12:30
p.m. A Kids Day Drawing
will begin at 3 p.m. Bingo
will follow from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. The Solid Gold Band
will provide musical enter-
tainment from 9 p.m. to 1
a.m.
On Sunday, Aug. 4, a Polka
Worship Service will be held
at 10:30 a.m. The Wendinger
Band will provide musical
entertainment from 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Centu-
ry Farm, Farm Family and
Outstanding Senior Citizen
programs will be held at 2:30
p.m. Second Notion will pro-
vide musical entertainment
from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grandstand
Events
A number of grandstand
events will also be featured
throughout the fair.
A Farmers Horse Hitch
Show will be held at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, July 31.
The Night of Destruction
will be held at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, Aug. 1.
Arlington Annihilation II, a
pro wrestling event, will be
held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug.
2.
The Arlington Raceway
auto races will be featured at
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
4-H Events
A number of 4-H events
will be judged from 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 through
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.
Horse Arena
A few free horse arena
events will be held fro 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 1 through
Sunday, Aug. 4.
Scrip Money
A drawing for $1,000 in
scrip money will be held at
10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July
31 through Saturday, Aug. 3
and at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.
Carnival
JK Concession & Rides
will provide carnival games
and rides throughout the fair.
Carnival Dollar Day will
be featured from 6 p.m. to 10
p.m. Wednesday, July 31.
Sibley County Fair will begin
five-day run next Wednesday
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sidewalk Ramps
Construction workers measured an
area for the sidewalk ramps at the cor-
ner of West Main Street and Highway 5
in Arlington on Wednesday afternoon,
July 24. The sidewalk ramps are part of
the Highway 5 Project from Arlington to
Gaylord.
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Arlington ENTERPRISE
One purpose for Target Field
was to generate more revenue
and keep the Twins competitive
Our View: Minnesota Twins
have not kept their promise
Opinions
Guest Columns
Letter To The Editor
The battle cry from the Minnesota Twins, during most of
the last decade, was the need for a new stadium. A new sta-
dium, according to the Twins, would keep the team in Min-
nesota for many years, give fans an opportunity to enjoy
outdoor baseball in a state-of-the art facility with quality
seating/amenities and allow the organization to generate
additional revenues in order to keep the team competitive.
The new stadium, which was constructed and opened for
the 2010 season, has kept the team in Minnesota and mil-
lions of fans have enjoyed the spacious 39,000-plus seat
ball park with all of its amenities during the past 3 1/2
years. The new stadium has also generated additional rev-
enues for the team in the form of advertising and sponsor-
ships.
The problem is that the Minnesota Twins have not used
those additional monies, as promised, to keep the team
competitive on the field. A quick check on the team payroll
and standings over the past few years proves that point.
The Twins, during their first season at Target Field in
2010, had a team payroll of over $95 million and won the
Central Division with a 94-68 record. Fast forward to 2013.
The Twins, who did not sign their own key free agents in
2011 and 2012, currently have a team payroll of only $75
million and sit in fifth place in the Central Division with a
43-54 record.
The taxpayers have done their part with a new stadium. It
is time for the Minnesota Twins to step up to the plate,
renew their pledge and put a competitive team on the field.
-K.M.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
Calendar.
July 26
Derek Wolters, Evan Schlueter,
Gregg Borchert, Parker Liebl, Parker
Pflanz, and Mr. and Mrs. Scott
Thomes.
July 27
Kenneth Quast, Vickie Dotolo, and
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lensing.
July 28
Tammy Overson, Tony Rose, Victor
Quast, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Dose, and
Mr. and Mrs. Darin McKinon.
July 29
Aaron Gieseke, Bob Lueth, Carol
Wendland, Jack Ruehling, Kate Ar-
neson, Kathy Von Eschen, Lucas
Schauer, Walter Allison, Wilbur Dor-
weiler, and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie So-
effker.
July 30
Ben Bode, Deborah Gieseke, Jacob
Hislop, Matt Nelson, Sean Mathwig,
Shannon Kreger and Vicki Sauter.
July 31
Bruce Brau, Glenn Gieseke, Janet
Tollefson and Kimberly Hildebrandt.
August 1
Barb Mathwig, Jason Thomes,
Lukas Bullert, Ruth Scheer, Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Pomplun, and Mr. and
Mrs. Todd Warzecha.
*****
A businessman had a tiring day on
the road. He checked into the local
hotel and, because he was concerned
the dining room might close soon,
left his luggage at the front desk
while he went immediately to eat.
After a leisurely dinner, he re-
turned to the desk to retrieve his lug-
gage and realized he had forgotten to
pick up his key. He also had forgot-
ten his room number.
So he said to the clerk on duty,
“Hello, I'm Henry Davis. Can you
tell me what room I'm in?”
“Certainly, sir,” replied the
clerk. “You're in the lobby.”
*****
The Biggest Lies in the World
• I promise to pay you back on my
next paycheck.
• You made it yourself? I never
would have guessed.
• Your hair looks just fine.
• Go ahead and tell me; I won't tell
another soul.
• The doctor will call you right
back.
• Your baby is just beautiful.
• I gave at the office.
• Put the map away. I know where
we are.
• Having a great time. Wish you
were here.
*****
After 50 years of wondering why
he didn’t look like his younger sister
or brother, the man finally got up the
nerve to ask his mother if he was
adopted.
“Yes, you were, son,” his mother
said as she started to cry softly. “But
it didn't work out and they brought
you back.”
*****
Three violin manufacturers have
all done business for years on the
same block in the small town of Cre-
mona, Italy. After years of peaceful
co-existence, the Amati family de-
cided to put a sign in their shop win-
dow saying: “We make the best vio-
lins in Italy.”
The Guarneri family soon fol-
lowed suit and put a sign in their
window proclaiming: “We make the
best violins in the world.”
Finally, the Stradivarius family put
a sign out at their shop saying: “We
make the best violins on the block.”
*****
Three people were visiting the
Grand Canyon: a painter, a preacher,
and a cowboy. Looking over the
massive canyon, each one verbalized
his observation:
“Incredible!” the painter said. “I'd
love to paint a picture of this!”
The preacher waved his arms and
cried, “Glory! Look what God has
done!”
The cowboy exclaimed, “I'd sure
hate to lose a cow down there!”
*****
At one Army base, the annual trip
to the rifle range had been canceled
for the second year in a row, but the
semi-annual physical fitness test was
still on as planned.
One soldier mused, “Does it
bother anyone else that the Army
doesn't seem to care how well we
can shoot, but they are extremely
interested in how fast we can
run?”
*****
By Jonathan Blake
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
Governor Mark Dayton and the
legislature raised taxes by more than
$2 billion this year, but in reality the
tax damage may be significantly
worse. That’s because several provi-
sions included in end-of-session
bills enable local governments to
impose new taxes and increase taxes
more easily, all with a minimum of
public input. These are the indirect
tax increases of the 2013 session.
For example, school boards may
now "convert up to $300 per adjust-
ed pupil unit of referendum authori-
ty from voter approved to board ap-
proved by a board vote." In other
words, school boards may now vote
to deprive you of your right to vote.
The legislature also granted permis-
sion to counties to levy a half-cent
local retail sales tax for transit and
transportation projects. And, for the
first time ever, all 87 counties are
permitted to impose wheelage taxes.
Previously, only counties in the
seven-county metro area were al-
lowed to levy the tax (Anoka, Carv-
er, Dakota, Scott, and Washington
imposed the tax).
The wheelage tax is tacked on to
annual license tab renewals. The
new law increases the previous cap
of $5 per car or truck per year to $10
each year through 2017, and $20
thereafter. The Minnesota Trans-
portation Alliance estimated the tax
would raise $46.8 million if all 87
counties adopted it. The Association
of Minnesota Counties provides a
summary of how the tax revenue
Blake
Continued on page 5
Counties follow state’s lead, raise taxes
To The Editor,
I just finished reading interesting
facts in the paper concerning our
school facilities. Imagine that...did
you see this coming? Didn’t we just,
once again, vote down opportunities
to improve our childrens’ learning
environment? So many times I have
sat down to voice my thoughts, but
never did. I can’t sit by anymore
without saying something. Imag-
ine...the roofs on both buildings are
10 years past their expected lifes-
pans. I have worked in these build-
ings over the past years and have
seen buckets catching ceiling drips
right next to where a student is
working. Do you think that might be
a distraction to learning? Rotted
windows and moldy particle board.
Does that sound like a healthy learn-
ing environment? Gym floors that
are warped and have sections totally
missing. Does that sound like a safe
environment on which sports should
take place? Should I continue - ven-
tilation and asbestos issues. Healthy,
I think not. Furniture that dates back
to the 50’s. How many students do
you think have used those items in
the last 60 some years. Kitchen
equipment that has also passed its
lifespan. Oh, and let me think, boil-
ers that are in need of repairs too.
All I can see are dollar signs and
then we still have old stuff. My hus-
band always says we extensively re-
modeled our house, but it’s still an
old house with old problems.
Please stop and think for a mo-
ment. Just how many of you would
work in an environment such as
this? And yet we ask our children to
attend, play, eat and work in condi-
tions like this?
I applaud Mr. Pichelmann for his
response. He said the custodians do
the best with what they have. They
do. I can’t count the times I needed
things replaced or repaired in the
classroom and nine times out of 10
it was fixed until the next time it
needed repair again. Things can only
be fixed so many times. How many
of you would let a roof go to 10
years past its life-span, and continue
to patch it an “make do” while sit-
ting next to the bucket catching
drips and read the newspaper?
I am not saying we must have
new buildings, but people, some-
thing has to be done. This is not fair
to our children. After being in the
classrooms for 27 years, watching
the decline of this environment of
Sibley East, it continues to break my
heart.
Our school system is a good
school system, and our staff and em-
ployees do amazing things to get
amazing results, while working in
such an environment. They may get
frustrated and disappointed at things
that don’t get done, but the chil-
drens’ education is first in their
hearts.
I leave you with this thought. This
spring when our daughter got mar-
ried, our foreign exchange student,
who lived with us in 1991-92, came
back to visit Minnesota. After taking
a quick walk through the school, she
looked at me and said, “I can’t be-
lieve this. It looks exactly the
same!”
Our childrens’ future is at stake
here.
Regi Ploeger
Arlington
Our childrens’ future is at stake at Sibley East
By Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
While the price of gas can
change, the needs of Minnesotans
stay the same. People still need to
get to work, businesses still need to
transport their goods to market and
farmers still depend on diesel fuels
to harvest their crops.
Volatile swings in gas prices put
Minnesota’s prosperity at risk. The
effects are far-reaching, impacting
family budgets and business’s bot-
tom line and placing a hurdle in
front of our recovering economy.
This spring Minnesota saw the
price of gas jump 40 cents in one
week and climb to a record $4.27 a
gallon, a full 65 cents above the na-
tional average. While prices have
since dropped from those sky-high
levels, action is needed to prevent
the next spike in gas prices.
We now know what caused the in-
creased gas prices this May, and it
wasn’t the usual suspects. It wasn’t
movement in the price of crude oil,
it wasn’t turmoil in the Middle East,
and it wasn’t a natural disaster. In-
stead, the culprit was simultaneous
maintenance on several refineries
that serve the Upper Midwest. This
caused a gasoline shortage in the re-
gion and drove the price in Min-
nesota to the highest in the nation.
While refineries must perform
necessary upgrades to protect work-
er safety and repair equipment, there
is no reason routine maintenance
should result in a major gasoline
shortage that puts Minnesota’s econ-
omy in jeopardy.
That’s why, in addition to contact-
ing the oil companies to seek imme-
diate relief last May, I introduced
legislation to address the refinery
closure issue. My bipartisan bill
would require refineries to report to
the Energy Information Administra-
tion any scheduled maintenance that
might bring their operations off line
and require refineries to give imme-
diate notification of any unplanned
outages.
This information can serve as an
early warning system to protect con-
sumers from production problems
within the refinery industry. With
more transparency and more lead
time, the Energy Information Ad-
Klobuchar
Continued on page 5
Preventing the next spike in gas prices
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 25, 2013, page 5
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Saturday, August 3
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7:00 p.m. – Arlington Raceway Auto Races
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507-964-2310 • 414 W. Main, Arlington
Former Arlington resident
Michelle Thomes, Hender-
son, has been presented the
Value Award for Accountabil-
ity at the Minnesota Valley
Health Center (MVHC).
“The employee Value
Award program is based on
seven key principles: respon-
sibility, accountability, deter-
mination, contribution, re-
silience, perspective and
faith,” said Bonnie Barn-
hardt, MVHC Executive Di-
rector of Human Resources.
“Every other month one of
the values is highlighted and
employees are encouraged to
nominate a co-worker or staff
member who lives out that
value in his or her work.”
The value for June was ac-
countability: I will not allow
low self-esteem, self-limiting
beliefs, or the negativity of
others to prevent me from
achieving my authentic goals
and from becoming the per-
son I am meant to be.
Thomes, who is a Regis-
tered Nursing Assistant at
MVHC’s The Neighborhoods
of Gardenview, was nominat-
ed for her dedication to the
residents and her work ethic.
“She sets and accomplishes
goals,” the nomination stated.
“She has a positive attitude,
which she encourages in oth-
ers. She’s flexible and willing
to help out wherever there is
a need. Michelle is very de-
serving of this value award.”
MVHC presents Value Award
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Michelle Thomes has been presented the Value
Award for Accountability at the Minnesota Valley
Health Center.
The Minnesota Municipal
Power Agency (MMPA) has
named a new board chair,
Steve Schmidt of Anoka, and
has issued its Annual Report.
Steve Schmidt, City of
Anoka council member, has
been named Chairman of the
MMPA’s board of directors.
Each member community is
represented on the board,
which shapes strategy and
makes energy policy deci-
sions for MMPA.
MMPA is comprised of
twelve municipal electrical
utilities in Anoka, Arlington,
Brownton, Buffalo, Chaska,
East Grand Forks, Elk River,
Le Sueur, North St. Paul,
Olivia, Shakopee and
Winthrop.
Highlights from the
Agency’s Annual Report in-
clude:
• Elk River Municipal Util-
ities (ERMU) became an
MMPA member in 2013 after
a multi-year search for a
power provider. Significant
factors in the city’s decision
were favorable rates for elec-
tricity and its ability to be
part of the governing body of
MMPA. MMPA’s electrical
load increases by approxi-
mately 20 percent with the
addition of ERMU.
• The Oak Glen Wind Farm
LLC subsidiary of MMPA re-
ceived a $25.4 million stimu-
lus grant from the U.S. De-
partment of Energy under the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Ratepayers in MMPA mem-
ber cities will benefit from re-
newable energy at a lower
cost because the grant re-
duces costs for Oak Glen
Wind Farm.
• MMPA’s unrestricted cash
balance and rate stabilization
fund both increased by more
than $10 million, further im-
proving the Agency’s strong
financial position.
• MMPA significantly ex-
panded its Energy Education
program by inaugurating en-
ergy tours at the Agency’s
Faribault Energy Park for
fourth graders. About 1,250
students from 18 schools par-
ticipated in the 2012-13
school year, learning about
energy issues including re-
newable energy production.
• In addition, MMPA won
two important awards. For its
two wind energy programs --
Hometown WindPower and
Oak Glen Wind Farm -- the
organization was awarded the
2012 Public Power Wind
Award for its “leadership, in-
novation, project creativity
and benefits to customers.”
And MMPA’s Faribault Ener-
gy Park won a “Best of the
Best” award from prestigious
energy trade magazine Com-
bined Cycle Journal for its in-
novative water management
system.
MMPA’s mission is to pro-
vide reliable, competitively-
priced energy to its members
while creating value for the
Agency and its members. Its
long-time management part-
ner, Avant Energy of Min-
neapolis, directs the Agency’s
strategic planning, day to day
management and operations,
and energy facility develop-
ment.
MMPA names board chairperson
may be used:
• Payment of the capital
cost of a specific transporta-
tion project or improvement;
• Payment of the costs,
which may include both capi-
tal and operating costs, of a
specific transit project or im-
provement;
• Payment of the capital
costs of a Safe Routes To
School program; or,
• Payment of transit operat-
ing costs.
According to the Freedom
Foundation of Minnesota’s re-
view of recent county board
actions, at least 23 counties
have already voted to impose
wheelage taxes in 2014, with
total annual projected revenue
of approximately $24.9 mil-
lion. Several other counties
appear likely to adopt the tax
before the deadline of August
1.
Among the counties plan-
ning to levy a wheelage tax:
Hennepin, Ramsey, Sher-
burne, Rice, Chisago, Beltra-
mi, Itasca, and Clay. Several
other counties appear poised
to pass the tax in the next two
weeks, and four of the five
counties currently collecting
the tax plan to extend it (only
Anoka County is considering
rescinding it altogether). Also
expect at least a few counties
to opt for the half-cent sales
tax increase in the near future.
Hennepin County, where
the tax will be imposed for the
first time, will rake in $8.6
million per year. Hennepin
County Commissioner and
Board Chairman Mike Opat,
who voted against the tax,
said: "I’m disappointed that
we feel the need to go to this
extent just because it’s avail-
able. The poor pay more."
It is also worth noting that
wheelage taxes are not the
only boon for counties from
the 2013 session. Counties
also gained exemption from
the state sales tax, and coun-
ties in Greater Minnesota may
now levy a half-cent local-op-
tion sales tax for transporta-
tion and transit. Perhaps most
significantly, the public has
little say in the matter, as both
the wheelage tax and the sales
tax can be imposed without a
public referendum. In fact, in
Mower County, commission-
ers recently passed the whee-
lage tax without even placing
the issue on their meeting
agenda.
While these are ostensibly
local tax decisions made by
local officials, Governor Day-
ton and the legislature are
every bit as responsible for
them as county commission-
ers. These are the aftershocks
of the destructive and out-of-
touch 2013 legislative session,
and they show no sign of let-
ting up.
Blake Continued from page 4
ministration can work to make
sure scheduled refinery shut-
downs don’t send gas prices
skyrocketing.
The bill would also ask the
Secretary of Energy to look at
the potential for additional re-
fined fuel storage capacity in
our region. Minnesota has less
storage capacity for refined
products than other parts of
the country, making us more
vulnerable to the kinds of re-
finery outages we’ve experi-
enced this year, both planned
and unplanned.
The recent price spike high-
lights the stubborn problem of
our country’s reliance on for-
eign oil. We have made strides
in recent years reducing our
dependency on foreign liquid
fuels from 60 percent to 40
percent in large part because
of increased production in
North Dakota as well as better
gas mileage vehicles and an
increased use of homegrown
biofuels, yet people and busi-
nesses are still clearly vulner-
able to increases in gas prices.
In addition to the refinery
issue, we also need to crack
down on the out-of-control oil
speculation on Wall Street. We
can attribute an average of 56
cents per gallon increase in
gas prices to excessive oil
speculation. I am committed
to pushing regulators to hold
these oil speculators’ feet to
the fire and help give families
some relief at the pump.
Most importantly, America
needs an all-of-the-above en-
ergy agenda. One that contin-
ues to support domestic
drilling in places like North
Dakota, works to develop the
next generation of biofuels
and other alternative energy
sources, and maximizes every
gallon of gas through more
fuel efficient vehicles on the
road. Through these innova-
tions, we can increase our en-
ergy independence and restart
the economic engine that has
always kept our country mov-
ing forward.
In many ways, the spike in
gas prices this spring was
déjà-vu all over again. It is
time to break that cycle and
get serious about developing
long-term energy solutions
that will strengthen our econ-
omy and build the next gener-
ation of energy innovation.
Klobuchar Continued from page 4
The Le Sueur County
Commissioners recently
voted to implement a $10 per
vehicle wheelage tax that
could bring in more than
$300,000 for county road re-
construction, according to an
article in the Le Sueur News
Herald.
The commissioners unani-
mously voted for the tax at its
meeting on July 9. The coun-
ty had until Aug. 1 to notify
the state of its decision, and
the tax will take effect on
January 1, 2014.
The money, paid when li-
cense tabs are renewed, will
be used for county road proj-
ects.
Le Sueur County Commissioners
OK a new $10 per vehicle tax
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Sports
Submitted Photo
VFW Baseball Team
The Sibley East VFW baseball team defeated
Shakopee 2-1 during the opening round of the sub
district tournament this past week. Sibley East then
lost to Hutchinson 7-1 and Mankato 15-0. Arlington
and Green Isle will host the district tournament from
Thursday night, July 25 through Sunday afternoon,
July 28. Sibley East, which has an automatic seed in
the tournament, will play its first game in Arlington at
7 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Front Row: Batboy McCabe
Voight. Middle Row: (left to right) Cody Voight, Nick
Doetkott, Jason Meyer, Mitchell Mathews, Hunter
Voight, Andrew Bullert, Travis Schmidt and Austin
Brockhoff. Back Row: Coach Jeff Weber, Lukas
Bullert, Colin Pautsch, Dylan Pauly, Jake Wentzlaff,
Jeff Weber, coach Michael Bullert and coach Dave
Brockhoff. Missing from the photo are Logan Jorgen-
son, Lukas Messner, Seth Fredin and Nolan Herd.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Big Mike Feterl, a teacher
and coach at the Sibley East
Public Schools, will make a
special guest appearance at
Arlington Annihilation II dur-
ing the Sibley County Fair at
7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2.
His manager will be Bobby
“The Brain” Thomes.
The event will consist of
five action packed matches
and include wrestlers Johnny
Parks, Tony Denucci, Ariya
Daivari and many more.
2012 Olympian Chas Betts
will also make a special guest
appearance.
The grandstand will open
at 6:30 p.m.
Big Mike Feterl will make
special appearance at a
wrestling event on Aug. 2
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Former Arlington A’s
baseball player Joe
Driscoll has been selected
for induction into the Min-
nesota Amateur Baseball
Hall of Fame.
The 51st annual banquet
will be held at the St.
Cloud Rivers Edge Con-
vention Center on Satur-
day, Sept. 14. The social
hour will begin at 4:30
p.m. while the dinner will
be served at 5:30 p.m. The
program will follow the
dinner.
The other inductees are
John Richter, Granite
Falls; Red Jones, Litch-
field; Gary Porter, Maple
Lake; and Joe Jarvis,
Hinckley.
Driscoll played 35 sea-
sons for four organizations
in the Minnesota Amateur
Baseball Association.
In addition, he was on
24 state tournament ros-
ters with eight different
teams (four as a draftee) of
which six won state cham-
pionships. Driscoll made
the all state team five
times and won the most
valuable player award
playing for the Arlington
A’s in 1979.
Overall, Driscoll played
in over 1,200 games of
which approximately 100
were regional/sectional
contests and 100 state
tournament games. He
also pitched in at least 310
games. In addition,
Driscoll played baseball
with over 300 players,
threw to about 50 catchers
and played with 50-plus
teammates who were for-
mer batboys over 35
years.
Other inductees from
the Arlington A’s are
Eddie Mueller (1964), Jim
O’Brien (1992) and Jim
Stoll (2004). Former Ar-
lington resident Al
Mueller was a 2007 in-
ductee from New Ulm.
Inductees from Green
Isle include Don Herd
(1995), Gene Herd (2006)
and Joe Kreger (2009).
Joe Driscoll is selected for
induction into hall of fame
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Arlington A’s baseball
team defeated visiting Gay-
lord and Fairfax in action
during the past week.
The A’s will close out their
regular season against visit-
ing Belle Plaine at 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 28.
This game will be spon-
sored by the Arlington Area
Chamber of Commerce.
Prizes will be awarded start-
ing in the second inning
through the ninth inning.
The seeding for the upcom-
ing Region 6C Baseball Tour-
nament is still up in the air.
The play-in game will be
held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
July 31.
The rest of the tournament
will be held from Friday,
Aug. 2 through Saturday,
Aug. 10.
Arlington 10
Gaylord 4
The Arlington A’s baseball
team defeated the Gaylord Is-
landers 10-4 on Friday night,
July 19.
The A’s jumped out to a 5-0
lead after the first inning only
to see the Islanders pull with-
in 5-4 in the third frame.
Arlington plated five more
runs during its last four at
bats and cruised to the victo-
ry.
Scott Dose and Jake Lucas
sparked the A’s offensive at-
tack with two singles each
and one double apiece. Craig
Dose, Matt Pichelmann and
Brett Pioske contributed two
singles apiece while Blake
Henke and Michael Bullert
added one single each.
Pichelmann went the dis-
tance on the hill and recorded
the mound win. The right
hander yielded three runs on
six hits. He also fanned four,
walked five and hit two bat-
ters.
Josh Gasow and Jon Waltz
led Gaylord’s offensive attack
with two singles each. Paul
Mages smacked a double
while Jack Mages added a
single.
Trevor Vaubel pitched the
first 7 1/3 innings for Gaylord
and suffered the mound set-
back. The right hander gave
up seven earned runs on 13
hits. He also struck out nine
and walked two.
Arlington 3
Fairfax 1
The Arlington A’s baseball
team, behind the pitching of
Dan Chies, defeated visiting
Fairfax 3-1 on Sunday night,
July 21.
Chies went the route on the
mound and posted the victo-
ry. The right hander surren-
dered one earned run on
seven hits. He also struck out
eight and hit two batters.
Blake Henke and Nathan
Henke collected two singles
each while Scott Dose ripped
a double. Brett Pioske added
a single.
A’s defeat Gaylord and Fairfax
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Sibley East American
Legion baseball team cap-
tured two wins in three games
during the Division II Third
District Baseball Tournament
at Norwood and Cologne last
weekend.
Sibley East will now face
either Plato or Watertown at
Cologne at 9:30 a.m. Satur-
day, July 27.
Sibley East 2
Randolph 1
The Sibley East American
Legion baseball team edged
Randolph 2-1 during the
opening round of the Divi-
sion II District Baseball Tour-
nament at Norwood on Satur-
day morning, July 20.
With the score tied at 1-1 in
the bottom of the seventh in-
ning, Tanner Walsh ripped a
one-out double and later
moved to third base on a
passed ball. Walsh scored the
winning run when a ground-
ball hit by Nathan Thomes
was mishandled by the third
baseman.
Michael Uecker con-
tributed a double while Ed
Reichenbach had a single as
Sibley East managed only
three hits.
Andrew Grack pitched the
entire contest and picked up
the mound win. The right
hander yielded four hits and
struck out seven.
Sibley East 2
Kenyon 0
The Sibley East American
Legion baseball team, behind
the pitching of Brody Rod-
ning, blanked Kenyon 2-0
during the next round of the
Division II Third District
Baseball Tournament at
Cologne on Saturday after-
noon, July 20.
Rodning, who went the dis-
tance for the mound victory,
struck out 14. He also surren-
dered only four hits.
Rodning helped his own
cause with two hits while Ed
Reichenbach and Zac Weber
had two hits apiece as well.
Colin Mehlhop and Nathan
Thomes added one hit each.
Pine Island 3
Sibley East 1
The Sibley East American
Legion baseball team lost to
Pine Island 3-1 during the
next round of the Division II
Third District Baseball Tour-
nament on Sunday, July 21.
Andrew Bullert collected
two hits while Brody Rod-
ning and Michael Uecker had
one hit apiece.
Austin Brockhoff pitched
the first four innings and suf-
fered the mound loss. Andrew
Grack and Travis Schmidt
pitched in relief.
Former Arlington A’s base-
ball player Darin Schmidt is
the head coach for Pine Is-
land.
Sibley East American Legion baseball team
wins 2 of 3 games in district tournament
The Le Sueur-Henderson
School Board, during a recent
meeting, decided not to add
soccer as a fall sport, accord-
ing to an article in the Hen-
derson Independent.
To add soccer as a girls and
boys sport would have re-
quired LS-H to co-op with St.
Peter’s program by Aug. 12.
The district is not ready to
move on it (soccer) at this
time.” said Board Chairper-
son Henry Enders. “However,
this does not mean that it
won’t be considered for the
next school year.”
Le Sueur-Henderson votes
not to add soccer this fall
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Green Isle Irish base-
ball team defeated visiting
Cologne 6-3 during the first
game of a three-game playoff
series on Tuesday night, July
23.
Cody Hallahan pitched the
entire contest and posted the
mound win. The right hander
gave up one earned run on
seven hits. He also struck out
nine and walked two.
Mike Dhaene sparked the
Irish with two singles while
Pat Moriarty and Brian Sch-
erschligt ripped one double
each. Keller Knoll added a
single.
The next game of the play-
offs will be played at Nor-
wood at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
July 25.
A third game, if necessary,
will be played in Green Isle
at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28.
The winner of this playoff
series will advance to the Re-
gion 7C Baseball Tournament
which will be held in Glencoe
starting Thursday night, Aug.
1.
The top four teams from
the region tournament will
advance to the Minnesota
State Class C Amateur Base-
ball Tournament.
Green Isle 6
Watertown 0
The Green Isle Irish base-
ball team blanked visiting
Watertown 6-0 on Wednesday
night, July 17.
Cody Hallahan fired a one-
hitter over the first eight in-
nings and posted the mound
win. He also fanned 10.
Alex Twenge worked the
final inning in relief.
Marcus Hahn and Mike
Dhaene led Green Isle with
one double each.
Green Isle 3
Jordan 2
The Green Isle Irish base-
ball team edged visiting Jor-
dan 3-2 on Thursday evening,
July 18.
Dylan McCormick hurled
the first six frames and
recorded the mound win.
Lucas Herd pitched the
final three innings and picked
up the save.
Alex Twenge slammed a
home run for the winners.
Troy Breyer also ripped a
double.
Green Isle 5
Brownton 4
The Green Isle Irish base-
ball team, during its last
game of the regular season,
scored three runs in the bot-
tom of the eighth inning and
edged visiting Brownton 5-4
on Sunday afternoon, July 21.
Pat Gullickson pitched the
first six innings while Alex
Twenge hurled the seventh
inning. Jackson Hallahan fol-
lowed and posted the mound
win. Chris Knoll worked the
final one-third of an inning
for the save.
Twenge collected a single
and a home run while Jack-
son Hallahan contributed a
single and a triple. Lucas
Herd had a single and a dou-
ble while Pat Moriarty belted
a roundtripper.
Irish beat Cologne in 1st game of playoffs
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 25, 2013, page 7
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Arlington Raceway
Submitted Photo
Tough Mudder Team
The first ever TM Wellness Revolution Tough Mudder
Team completed Tough Mudder Minnesota on Satur-
day, July 20. Tough Mudder is a 10 to 12 mile obsta-
cle course with approximately 20 obstacles along the
course designed by British Special Forces to test
strength, stamina, mental grit and cama-
raderie. Among the 15-person team, three members
were returning Tough Mudder finishers (second year)
and the remaining 12 were first timers. The team is
looking forward to competing in additional events in
the future. Front Row: Dan Wagner. Middle Row: (l to
r) Val Kube, Lindsey Drexler, Andrea Koller, Jen Car-
penter, Candace DeVlaeminck and Jodi Michaelis.
Back Row: (l to r) Shannon Weber, Tara Fisher, Sean
Drexler, Curt Petzel, Amanda Fisher, Scott Perschau,
Randi Perschau and Neil Vos.
The following is a list of re-
sults from the Arlington Race-
way on Saturday, July 113.
Auto Cross - Feature
1. 42 Craig Peters, Le Sueur
2. 37 Aaron Rose, Arlington
3. 11X Travis Berg, Arlington
4. 2W Adam Wroge, Green Isle
5. 67 Pete Biedscheid, Le Sueur
6. 58 Rylie Frauendienst, Arling-
ton
7. 01 Adam Nowak, Silver Lake
8. 08 Aaron Helmbrecht, Howard
Lake
9. 09 Joey Bayerl, Lester Prairie
10. 17 Ben Brinkman, Lafayette
11. 6R Jared Mackenthun, Ham-
burg
12. 13L Zach Schultz, Water-
town
13. 11 Joshua Zebell, Norwood
14. 32X Austin Braun, Le Center
15. 99W Zach Wisch, Gaylord
16. 19 Brice Reierson, Arlington
17. 08S Peter Schwartz, Le
Sueur
18. 4 Cole Robinson, Green Isle
Karts Jr. Sportsman - Heat
1. 13 Brodie Buesgens, Ben-
thoud
2. 27 Mikaylin Goetze, Glencoe
3. 43 Scott Simmons, Lakeville
4. 00 Andrew Grussendorf, Gay-
lord
5. 3J Jason Reimers, Belle Plaine
6. 7L Jackson Lewis, Lakeville
7. 137 Parker Buesgeons, Ben-
thoud
Karts Stock - Heat
1. 1J Holli Reimers, Belle Plaine
2. 07 Daulton Lamont, Elko
3. 7J Matt Roepke, Arlington
Karts Rookie - Heat 2
1. 14K Logan Kotasek, Belle
Plaine
2. 99 Chayton Buesgens, Ben-
thound
3. 14 Mason Davis, Le Sueur
4. 30 Matt Johnson, St. Peter
5. 500 Daytona Goetze, Glencoe
6. 77 Emma Allen, St. Peter
IMCA SportMods - Feature
1. 9 Matthew Looft, Swea, Iowa
2. 8 Adam Ecker, Comfrey
3. 48 John Albrecht, Glencoe
4. 28 Paul Konakowitz, New
Ulm
5. 3X Jeremy Brown, Rosemount
6. 74 Dustin Engelke, Lester
Prairie
7. 7L Eric Larson, Madison Lake
8. 7S Shawn Harms, Green Isle
9. 35 Joe Maas, Howard Lake
10. 20 Randy Fischer, Sleepy
Eye
11. 23 Brett Trebesch, Sleepy
Eye
12. 38M Mark Garver, Wells
13. 0 Justin Remus, Sleepy Eye
14. 2 Wade Marshall, Chanhas-
sen
15. 74X Zack Malchow,
Hutchinson
16. 26 Derek Wolters, Arlington
17. 71 Josh Larsen, Glencoe
18. 24 Glenn Martner, Bloom-
ington
19. 13 Adam Revier, Glencoe
Stock Cars - Feature
1. 110 Kenneth Tietz, Belle
Plaine
2. 1m Jeff Mccollum, Mankato
3. 33 Matthew Schauer, Arling-
ton
4. 23M David Moriarty, Jordan
5. 10E Darrell Eckblad, St. Peter
6. 25 Brent Reierson, Arlington
7. 17M Michael Bruns, no town
8. 71D Shaun Bruns, Danube
9. 28 Jeff Holstein, New Ulm
10. 31 John Polifka, Glencoe
11. 9R Dan Veenstra, Springfield
12. 87 Brent Uecker, Hutchinson
13. 92 Dan Mackenthun, Ham-
burg
14. 71M Chris Meyer, Silver
Lake
Sprint Cars - Feature
1. 1300 Brett Allen, Gaylord
2. 4S Mike Stien, Gaylord
3. 77/55 Brandon Allen, St. Peter
4. 33S Jeremy Schultz, Hutchin-
son
5. 5 Gary Serbus, Olivia,
6. 2R Ron Guentzel, no town
7. 14 Gary Kasten, Hutchinson
8. 14K Victoria Knutson, Monti-
cello
9. 79 Aaron Wisch, Arlington
10. 11 Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake
Modifieds - Feature
1. 87 Curt Lund, Redwood Falls
2. 5 Brandon Beckendorf,
Danube
3. 56 Bill Johnson, St. Peter,
4. 12 Chad Porter, Madison Lake
5. M8 Dalton Magers, Redwood
Falls
6. 1M Jeff Maasch, Vesta
7. X Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn
8. 74T Tim Pessek, Hutchinson
9. 10 Andrew Timm, Mankato
10. 33 Jason Helmbrecht,
Howard Lake
11. 32 Nick Helmbrecht, Winst-
ed
IMCA Sport Compact
- Feature
1. 54 Alan Lahr, Nicollet
2. 43 Terry Blowers, Waseca
3. 15 Kyren Porter, Madison
Lake
4. 27 Jed Trebelhorn, Winthrop
5. 42 Tyler Archer, Plato
6. 07 Kyle Ewert, Arlington
7. 81 Ryan Sturges, Silver Lake
8. 83X Kalab Stoeckman, Ar-
lington
9. 17 Ashelyn Moriarty, Jordan
10. 30 Logan St. John, Arlington
Outlaw Hobby - Feature
1. 11 Rodney Manthey, Norwood
2. 48 Teddy Goettl, New Auburn
3. 83 Douglas Falk, Plato
4. 01X Perry Oestreich, Belle
Plaine
5. 92 Bill Braunworth, no town
6. 45 Brad Roepke, Mayer
7. 4X Scott Oestreich, Belle
Plaine
8. 3J Jessie Johnson, Belle Plaine
9. 21W Tony Winters, Green Isle
IMCA Hobby - Feature
1. 72 Chris Isaacson, New Ulm
2. 38B Brad Becker, Gaylord
3. 75 Josh Telecky, Hutchinson
4. 6T Mike Christensen,
Hutchinson
5. 57 Brian Loscheider, Cologne
6. 16 Ryan Grochow, New Ulm
7. 10E Daniel Eckblad, St. Peter
8. 29 Tim Huseby, no town
9. 39 Mike Vogt, New Auburn
10. 777 Spencer Pitzele, White
Bear
11. 1S Sarah Voss, Belle Plaine
12. 32 Jason Baune, Hutchinson
13. 1K Kristin Voss, Belle
Plaine,
14. 78 Kevin Latour, Le Sueur
15. 34 Dakota Robinson, Arling-
ton
16. 01X Patrick Oestreich, Belle
Plaine
17. 00 Cody Schnepf, Waseca
The following is a list of re-
sults from the Arlington Race-
way on Saturday, July 20.
Karts Jr. Sportsman
- Feature
1. 7L Jackson Lewis, Lakeville
2. 14 Jonathan Schroeder, Hen-
derson
3. 55 Sunshine -Wight, Winneba-
go
4. 00 Andrew Grussendorf, Gay-
lord
5. 43 Scott Simmons, Lakeville
6. 711 Grant Westphal, Arlington
7. 3J Jason Reimers, Belle Plaine
8. 9Z Zach Meyer, Silver Lake,
9. 2K Mason Davis, Le Sueur
Karts Stock - Feature
1. 42X Terry Lang, St. Paul
2. 44 Blake Schnobrich, New
Ulm
3. 07 Daulton Lamont, Elko
4. 3X Nicole Hall, Mankato
5. 1J Holli Reimers, Belle Plaine
Karts Rookie - Feature
1. 1J Joey Reimers, Belle Plaine
2. 12 Zoe Porter, Madison Lake
3. 4 Michael Stien, Gaylord
4. 72 Tate Isaacson, no town
5. 30 Matt Johnson, St. Peter
6. 79 Chaldin Wisch, Arlington
IMCA SportMods - Feature
1. 38M Mark Garver, Wells
2. 9 Matthew Looft, Swea, Iowa
3. 7L Eric Larson, Madison Lake
4. 0 Justin Remus, Sleepy Eye
5. 8 Adam Ecker, Comfrey
6. 71 Josh Larsen, Glencoe
7. 13 Adam Revier, Glencoe
8. 3X Jeremy Brown, Rosemount
9. 5B Tim Bergerson, North
Mankato
10. 20 Randy Fischer, Sleepy
Eye
11. 2 Wade Marshall, Chanhas-
sen
12. 47X Travis Schurmann, Nor-
wood
13. 23 Brett Trebesch, Sleepy
Eye
14. 74X Zack Malchow,
Hutchinson
15. 13L Jeff Schultz, Jr., Nor-
wood
16. 26 Derek Wolters, Arlington
17. 28 Paul Konakowitz, New
Ulm
18. 74 Dustin Engelke, Lester
Prairie
19. 24 Glenn Martner, Bloom-
ington
20. 48 John Albrecht, Glencoe
Stock Cars - Feature
1. 87 Brent Uecker, Hutchinson
2. 92 Dan Mackenthun, Ham-
burg
3. 110 Kenneth Tietz, Belle
Plaine
4. 81 Matt Speckman, Sleepy
Eye
5. 1m Jeff Mccollum, Mankato
6. 25 Brent Reierson, Arlington
7. 71M Chris Meyer, Silver Lake
8. 31 John Polifka, Glencoe
9. 10E Darrell Eckblad, St Peter
10. 28 Jeff Holstein, New Ulm
11. 33 Matthew Schauer, Arling-
ton
12. 2D Mori Oestreich, Hender-
son
13. 23M David Moriarty, Jordan
Sprint Cars - Feature
1. 1300 Brett Allen, Gaylord
2. 55 Bruce Allen, Mankato
3. 4S Mike Stien, Gaylord
4. 79 Aaron Wisch, Arlington
5. 2R Ron Guentzel, no town
6. 5 Gary Serbus, Olivia
7. 18 Nate Laugen, Lake Mills,
Iowa
Modifieds - Feature
1. 87 Curt Lund, Redwood Falls
2. 5 Brandon Beckendorf,
Danube
3. 1M Jeff Maasch, Vesta
4. 33 Jason Helmbrecht, Howard
Lake
5. 10 Andrew Timm, Mankato
6. 74T Tim Pessek, Hutchinson
7. X Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn
8. 8 Jeff Coon, Elysian
9. 74C Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe
10. 6Z Nate Zimmerman, Janes-
ville
11. M8 Dalton Magers, Red-
wood Falls
12. 12 Chad Porter, Madison
Lake
13. 111 Adam Voss, Arlington
14. 56 Bill Johnson, St. Peter
15. 32 Nick Helmbrecht, Winst-
ed
16. 11 Trent Loverude, New Ulm
17. 66 Jerry Wren, Howard Lake
18. 19M Dan Menk, Franklin
IMCA Sport Compact
- Feature
1. 54 Alan Lahr, Nicollet
2. 83X Kalab Stoeckman, Ar-
lington
3. 22 Robert Rutt, Norwood
4. 27 Jed Trebelhorn, Winthrop
5. 30 Logan St. John, Arlington
6. 17 Ashelyn Moriarty, Jordan
7. 81 Ryan Sturges, Silver Lake
8. 15 Kyren Porter, Madison
Lake
9. 42 Tyler Archer, Plato
10. 07 Kyle Ewert, Arlington
Outlaw Hobby - Feature
1. 11 Rodney Manthey, Norwood
2. 45 Brad Roepke, Mayer
3. 01X Perry Oestreich, Belle
Plaine
4. 4X Scott Oestreich, Belle
Plaine
5. 21W Tony Winters, Green Isle
6. 3J Jessie Johnson, Belle Plaine
7. 92 Bill Braunworth, no town
IMCA Hobby - Feature
1. 72 Chris Isaacson, New Ulm
2. 0 Charlie Rustman, St. Peter
3. 75 Josh Telecky, Hutchinson
4. 16 Ryan Grochow, New Ulm
5. 6T Tim Heidecker, Silver
Lake
6. 1S Sarah Voss, Belle Plaine
7. 4X Brad Strauss Janesville
8. 57 Brian Loscheider, Cologne
9. 78 Kevin Latour, Le Sueur
10. 777 Spencer Pitzele, White
Bear
11. 2 Brennen Boettger, Spring-
field
12. 1K Kristin Voss, Belle Plaine
13. 29 Tim Huseby, no town
14. 34 Dakota Robinson, Arling-
ton
15. 38B Brad Becker, Gaylord
16. 01X Patrick Oestreich,
Belle Plaine
17. 10E Daniel Eckblad, St.
Peter
18. 00 Cody Schnepf, Waseca
19. 39 Mike Vogt, New Auburn
The following misdemeanors,
petty misdemeanors and gross
misdemeanors were heard in
District Court July 12-18: Min-
nesota State Patrol (MSP); Sher-
iff’s Office (SO); Department of
Natural Resources (DNR); MN
Department of Transportation
(MNDOT):
Lynn M. Abernathy, 31,
Blaine, proof of insurance, dis-
missed, Arlington PD; Michael
W. Otto, 37, Arlington, seat belt,
$110, Arlington PD; Patrick A.
Schlueter, 26, Gaylord, open bot-
tle, dismissed, careless driving,
$185, Arlington PD; Roberto Si-
fuentes Rodriguez, 21, Arling-
ton, driving without a valid li-
cense or vehicle class/type,
$185, Arlington PD; Jacob E.
Bratsch, 23, Glencoe, proof of
insurance, dismissed, Gaylord
PD; Karleen J. Doering, 20,
Hutchinson, speed, $125, Gay-
lord PD; Steven A. Degre, 19,
New Ulm, reckless driving, con-
tinued, unsupervised probation
one year, pay costs, no misde-
meanor moving violations, no
driving without insurance, $185,
obstruction view of driver, dis-
missed, Gibbon PD; Alexander
D. Gatzke, 20, Buffalo, speed,
$135, proof of insurance, dis-
missed, Henderson PD; Rachel
L. Kemnitz, 19, Carver, proof of
insurance, dismissed, Henderson
PD; Jessica A. Westra, 43, Hen-
derson, dog running at large,
$135, failure to license dog, dis-
missed, Henderson, PD; Christo-
pher J. Bingham, 36, Plymouth,
speed, $125, MSP; John W.
Carey, 76, New Ulm, speed,
$125, MSP; Melissa L. Cavazos,
33, Redwood Falls, speed, $125,
MSP; Roxanne L. Engelke, 49,
Lester Prairie, speed, $125,
MSP; Leighton L. Enz, 22, St.
Peter, driving without a valid li-
cense endorsement for vehicle
driven, dismissed, inoperable
turn signals, $125, MSP; Van K.
Forbes, 43, Lakeville, exceed
weight limit on restricted route,
continued, unsupervised proba-
tion one year, no same or similar,
pay costs, $650, MSP; Nicole M.
Grobe, 34, Hutchinson, speed,
$125, MSP; Daniel I. Haefs, 26,
Henderson, seat belt, $110,
MSP; Miguel A. Hernandez-
Maldonado, 21, Gaylord, proof
of insurance, dismissed, MSP;
Jason W. Heyn, 32, Henderson,
window tint too dark, $135,
MSP; Ryan J. Kasper, 24, Vini-
na, seat belt, $110, MSP;
Michael J. Korkemeier, 26,
Winthrop, possession of drug
paraphernalia, speed, $185,
MSP; Jessica M. Laxen-Guen-
nigsman, 29, Winthrop, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, $135,
MSP; Daniel D. Lindeman, 50,
Glencoe, seat belt, $110, MSP;
Monica C. Ranweiler, 33, New
Ulm, speed, $125, MSP; John H.
Sauck, 66, Buffalo Lake, seat
belt, $110, MSP; Joel Schinten,
38, Bloomington, proof of insur-
ance, dismissed, MSP; Pamela J.
Schmidt, 53, Arlington, speed,
$125, MSP; Reid J. Stransky, 40,
Owatonna, violate condition to
carry special permits for over-
weight vehicles, $185, MSP;
Jesse E.-E. Tepley, 50, Arlington,
speed, $125. MSP; Andrew R.
Westphal, 24, Gibbon, driving
without a valid license or vehicle
class/type, continued, unsuper-
vised probation one year, pay
costs, obtain drivers license by
1/02/14 and provide proof to
Court Administration, no drivers
license violations, $200, speed,
dismissed, MSP; Gigette D. Wil-
son, 45, Winthrop, proof of in-
surance, continued, unsupervised
probation one year, provide
proof of insurance by 7/25/13 to
the County Attorney’s Office, no
driving without insurance, re-
main law-abiding, pay costs, no
drivers license violations, $200,
MSP; Desirae J. Bach, 26, Hen-
derson, endanger child-situation
could cause harm or death, con-
tinued, supervised probation one
year, sign probation agreement,
follow all instructions of proba-
tion, sign all releases of informa-
tion, no alcohol/controlled sub-
stance use, no possession of al-
cohol or drugs, random testing,
remain law-abiding, chemical
dependency evaluation/treat-
ment, follow recommendations
of evaluation, keep court/attor-
ney informed of current address,
domestic abuse evaluation, or
anger management, cooperate
with PHHS and CHIPS case,
$200, SO; Preston E. Johnston,
35, Le Sueur, endanger child-sit-
uation could cause harm or
death, continued, supervised pro-
bation one year, chemical de-
pendency evaluation/treatment,
follow recommendations of eval-
uation, sign all releases of infor-
mation, sign probation agree-
ment, no alcohol/controlled sub-
stance use, no possession of al-
cohol or drugs, random testing,
follow all instructions of proba-
tion, remain law-abiding, coop-
erate with PHHS, $200, SO;
Chavelly Ramirez, 23, Le Sueur,
driving without a valid license
endorsement for vehicle driven,
dismissed, SO; Collin M. Riley,
28, White Bear Lake, driving
after suspension, $200, speed,
dismissed, SO; Dale L. Roiger,
65, Gaylord, liquor-
purchase/sell/-barter/furnish/give
to under 21 years, stay of impo-
sition, unsupervised probation
two months, local confinement
15 days, $385, SO; Brady S.
Steffer, 19, Arlington, carry/pos-
sess pistol without permit-public
place, continued, unsupervised
probation four years, remain
law-abiding, pay costs, $300,
SO; Branton A. Wibstad, 18,
Gaylord, speed, dismissed, SO;
Brian R. Winsor, 40, New Ulm,
speed, $125, SO; Kerry A. John-
son, 35, Stewart, driving after
suspension, continued, unsuper-
vised probation one year, pay
costs, remain law-abiding, no
drivers license violations, $100,
Winthrop PD; Pritt Suitstepp, 25,
Bloomington, speed, $385,
Winthrop PD.
The following felonies were
heard in District Court July 12-
18:
Bryan C. Delbridge, 25, Hen-
derson, assault-victim under
four, dismissed, domestic as-
sault, dismissed, malicious pun-
ishment of a child under four
years, supervised probation five
years, local confinement 140
days, credit for time served 140
days, sentence to service 32
hours per week for indetermi-
nate, commit to Commissioner
of Corrections-correctional facil-
ity-St. Cloud 15 months, stay for
five years, psychiatric evalua-
tion/treatment within 60 days,
follow recommendations of eval-
uation, sign all releases of infor-
mation, sign probation agree-
ment, no contact with victim or
family, no unsupervised contact,
cognitive skill training, supply
DNA sample, remain law-abid-
ing, pay restitution, defendant
will have the right to challenge
the restitution affidavit, restitu-
tion reserved, follow all condi-
tions set forth in the probation
agreement, keep court/attorney
informed of current address, no
contact with persons under age
18, $135, SO; Jonathan J.
Juneau, 22, Watertown, drugs-
procure/possess/control by fraud
or deceit, continued, supervised
probation three years, local con-
finement 60 days, credit for time
served one day, chemical de-
pendency evaluation/treatment,
follow all instructions of proba-
tion, sign all releases of informa-
tion, sign probation agreement,
no alcohol/controlled substance
use, random testing, remain law-
abiding, no same or similar, no
possession of alcohol or drugs,
aftercare, $85, SO; Brendyn T.
Michaletz, 21, Eden Prairie, as-
sault-dangerous weapon-sub-
stantial bodily harm, continued,
unsupervised probation six
years, 11 months, 28 days, sen-
tence to service 15 days for inde-
terminate, local confinement 65
days, credit for time served 44
days, maintain employment, co-
operate and be truthful with
agent in all matters, counseling,
follow all instructions of proba-
tion, follow all instructions of
case manager, follow all treat-
ment directions, medical treat-
ment, no assault, no contact with
victim(s), domestic no contact,
sign all releases of information,
sign probation agreement, resti-
tution reserved, remain law-abid-
ing, report to agent as directed,
no same or similar, follow rec-
ommendations of evaluation,
complete treatment, $135, SO;
Dwight T. Traxler, 53, drugs-
possess 3 grams or more of co-
caine/heroin/methamphetamine,
commit to Commissioner of Cor-
rections-correctional facility-St.
Cloud 44 months, $85, SO;
Corey A. Wolpern, 32, Belle
Plaine, drugs-store meth para-
phernalia in the presence of a
child or vulnerable adult, dis-
missed, drugs-possess schedule
1,2,3,4-not small amount mari-
juana, continued, supervised pro-
bation three years, local confine-
ment 13 days, credit for time
served nine days, sentence to
service 40 days for indetermi-
nate, chemical dependency eval-
uation/treatment, updated one-
within 60 days, follow recom-
mendations of evaluation, follow
all instructions of probation, sign
probation agreement, sign all re-
leases of information, random
testing, no alcohol/controlled
substance use, no possession of
alcohol or drugs, no same or
similar, no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,
cooperate and be truthful with
agent in all matters, notify agent
if arrested and or issued a sum-
mons, obtain permission from
agent before leaving the state, re-
port to agent as directed, remain
law-abiding, $185, SO.
Sibley County Court
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GAYLORD ASSEMBLY
OF GOD
Gaylord
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Sunday, July 28: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service. Noon pot
blessing fellowship meal.
Wednesday, July 31: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes and
Youth Focused.
ST. PAUL’S EV.
REFORMED CHURCH
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
952-467-3878
www.stpaulsrcus.org
Sunday, July 28: 9:30 a.m.
Worship service.
ORATORY OF
ST. THOMAS
THE APOSTLE
Jessenland
507-248-3550
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
ST. MARY, MICHAEL
AND BRENDAN AREA
FAITH COMMUNITY
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, July 26: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar).
Saturday, July 27: 5:00 p.m.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, July 28: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar).
Monday, July 29: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m.
AA and Ala-Non (Mar).
Tuesday, July 30: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mar).
Wednesday, July 31: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word
and Communion (Oak Terrace).
5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar).
Thursday, August 1: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mic). 7:30 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous (Mic).
TRINITY LUTHERAN
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Rev. James Snyder,
Interim Pastor
Sunday, July 28: 10:00 a.m.
Worship.
Monday, July 29: 7:00 p.m.
Summer evening worship at St.
Paul’s.
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Sunday, July 28: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Holy Communion.
Tuesday, July 30: 10:00 a.m.
Nursing home.
ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN
Green Isle
Friday, July 26: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, July 28: Morning
Worship 12:30 p.m. Potluck din-
ner. 2:30 p.m. Instal-lation serv-
ice.
PEACE LUTHERAN
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, July 28: 9:00 a.m.
Worship service.
Monday, July 29: 6:00 p.m.
Set up for Fair. 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship service.
ZION LUTHERAN
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, July 28: 9:00 a.m.
Worship. 10:00 a.m. Fellowship.
Tuesday, July 30: 6:00 to
7:00 p.m. TOPS in church base-
ment.
Wednesday, July 31: 7:00
p.m. Stewardship meeting.
ZION LUTHERAN
Green Isle Township
Friday, July 26: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, July 28: 10:30 a.m.
a.m. Installation service.
CREEKSIDE
COMMUNITY CHURCH
Christian & Missionary
Alliance
Dr. Bill Kuhn,
Interim Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
www.creekside-church.com
email: creeksidecc@media-
combb.net.
Sunday, July 28: 10:30 a.m.
Worship service and welcome to
interim pastor, Dr. Bill Kuhn,
who serves as chaplain at Crown
College.
Thursday, August 1: 6:30 p.m.
Community men’s Bible study
at Chuck Peik’s home. 7:00 p.m.
Community women’s Bible
study at Jean Olson’s home.
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
507-234-6770
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
UNITED METHODIST
Arlington
RodneyJ. Stemme, Pastor
www.arlingtonunited
methodist.org
Saturday, July 27: 8:00 a.m.
A-Men men’s group.
Sunday, July 28: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:15 a.m.
Fellowship.
Thursday, Aug. 1 7 p. m.
Women’s Bible Study.
EVANGELICAL
COVENANT CHURCH
107 W. Third St., Winthrop
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
507-647-5777
Parsonage 507-647-3739
www.wincov.org
Sunday, July 28: 9:30 a.m.
Worship.
Monday, July 29: 7:30 a.m.
Walking at the track.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN
(WELS),
Arlington
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
WEBSITE:
www.stpaularlington.com
EMAIL:
Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul
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Sunday, July 28: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion.
Monday, July 29: 7:30 p.m.
Worship. Food taken to Food
Shelves.
90 Years Ago
July 25, 1923
Louis Kill, Editor
Duck hunting is going to be
mighty poor in this section next
fall as practically all the small
lakes and sloughs are dry.
Arrangements are underway
to stage a Kiddies Karnival or
picnic at the park on Sunday,
July 29th. The picnic will be
staged under the auspices of the
Red Arrow Club of Arlington.
Various races and contests will
be staged which will be of inter-
est to the little ones and refresh-
ments will be available. The Ar-
lington Concordia Band will
furnish music during the after-
noon.
John Dresser and a crew of
workers have been busy the past
few weeks constructing a num-
ber of bridges near Morgan for
which the Arlington Cement
Works had the contract.
New Auburn Lake has been
the Mecca for those who wanted
to escape from the heat during
the past few weeks. Almost
every evening there are several
auto loads of Arlington bathers
at the lake, besides many others
from neighboring towns.
60 Years Ago
July 23, 1953
Louis Kill, Editor
William Biermann, 65, coun-
ty commissioner of Sibley
County, residing in New Auburn
Township, died suddenly of a
heart attack at his home on Sun-
day. Biermann was serving his
first term as county commission-
er of Sibley County and had pre-
viously served 20 years as su-
pervisor in New Auburn Town-
ship.
The basement has been dug
for a new home for John Jasken
in West Arlington. It will be lo-
cated between the Michael Car-
roll and Albert Scheer homes.
Theodore Heil, who for many
years past has operated a music
route in connection with his
wholesale business, this week
completed a deal whereby he
sold the music route and equip-
ment to the C & N Sales Co. of
Mankato. The route consists of
ten towns in this area. The
Mankato company took over the
business Tuesday.
30 Years Ago
July 28, 1983
Val Kill, Editor
This issue marked the 99th
year of publication of the Enter-
prise. It included news articles
from the nine preceeding
decades plus news from the ear-
liest issue that exists from 1889.
It also included a number of
photos from the early days in
the Arlington area. The first
issue of the Enterprise came out
in July of 1884. That first copy
has been lost to time. The earli-
est copy that exists is from Feb-
ruary 7, 1889. It is believed that
the first paper was started by
publisher M. J. McLeod, an Ar-
lington lawyer, who bought the
Gaylord register and moved it to
Arlington.
15 Years Ago
July 23, 1998
Kurt Menk, Editor
The Arlington City Council,
during its meeting on Monday
night, unanimously approved a
motion to accept the resignation
of City Clerk Bud Bruhjell. The
resignation will become effec-
tive January 29, 1999. Bruhjell,
who has served as city clerk for
the past 32 years, will semi-re-
tire and pursue other ventures.
One is to run for the Second
District seat on the Sibley Coun-
ty Board of Commissioners.
The Green Isle Irish, which
recently clinched the South Di-
vision of the Crow River Valley
Baseball League championship,
defeated Young America 9-3 last
Sunday afternoon and conclud-
ed its league season with a per-
fect 16-0 record.
The Arlington City Council,
during its meeting on Monday
evening, voted 4-0 and ap-
proved a motion to authorize
Bolton & Menk, Inc., Mankato,
to draw up plans and specifica-
tions for a new municipal well
to be located at the site of the
old water tower. The new well is
estimated to cost $300,000.
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PLANNING & ZONING
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The Arlington Planning & Zon-
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hearing on Thursday, August 8,
2013 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 204 Shamrock Drive
to consider Ordinance 282, an
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Following the Salute to the
Flag, the meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m. Members
present: Bri an Brandt, Beth
DuFrane, Anne Karl, Scott Dose,
Michelle (Missy) Weber and Dan
Woehler. Absent: None
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Motion by member Woehler,
seconded by Karl approving the
board agenda.
Motion approved by unanimous
vote.
VISITOR/GUEST COM-
MENTS:
None
CONSENT AGENDA:
Motion by member DuFrane,
seconded by Woehler approving
the fol l owi ng consent agenda
items.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
Approval of April 15, 2013 Spe-
cial School Board Meeting Min-
utes.
Bi l l s and payments total i ng
$1,063,970.23 for April 2013 were
approved for payment.
Hires:
Ti m Schel l hammer, Hi gh
School Principal, effective July 1,
2013.
Resignations:
Ann Koch, ECFE Paraprofes-
sional, effective May 24, 2013
Mol l y Raske, Juni or Hi gh
Teacher, effective immediately.
Travi s Raske, Juni or Hi gh
Teacher, effective immediately.
Todd Warzecha, assistant foot-
ball coach.
Mike Feterel, head boys bas-
ketball coach.
Fundraising request:
Approved fundraising request
submitted by Dan Meier and Mike
Vrklan, boys and girls cross coun-
try coaches.
OLD/UNFINISHED BUSI-
NESS:
Di stri ct Busi ness Manager
Janna Tessmer and Interim Su-
perintendent John Langenbrun-
ner
Reviewed fiscal year 2013-14
budget assumptions and adjust-
ments.
Motion by member Dose and
seconded by Karl, to approve the
proposed FY 2014 General, Food
Service and Community Service
District Financial Budgets.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
NEW BUSINESS:
Motion by member Dose and
seconded by Woehler, to approve
the 2013-14 licensed staffing/pro-
gram recommendations as pre-
sented by the administration.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
Motion by member Karl and
seconded by Weber to adopt res-
olution relating to the termination
and nonrenewal of teaching con-
tract of probationary teacher Carl
Bratsch.
Resolution: Voting Yes: Brandt,
Dose, DuFrane, Karl, Weber and
Woehler. Voting No: None
Motion by member Dose and
seconded by Woehler to approve
field lease usage agreement for
the usage of the Gaylord Tennis
Courts and Walsh Field for the
2013 through 2018 school years.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
Motion by member Dose and
seconded by Woehler to renew
the Adult Basic/Literacy Agree-
ment for the 2013-14 school year
with the Area Adult Learning Cen-
ter.
Resolution: Voting Yes: Brandt,
Dose, DuFrane, Karl, Weber and
Woehler. Voting No: None
Motion by member DuFrane
and seconded by Weber to ap-
prove a $.10 increase in student
l unch pri ces commenci ng i n
2013-14 school year in order to
comply with the Federal Health
Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
A recommendation to increase
the Activity Fee Schedule for the
2013-14 school year was tabled
by the school board until the June
17, 2013 Regular School Board
Meeting. A School Board working
session was set at 5:00 PM on
June 17, 2013 in room # 149, Ar-
lington Campus to review the in-
crease request.
Motion by member Karl and
seconded by DuFrane to renew
membership into the Minnesota
State High School League for
2013-14 school year and to adopt
resolution for membership into
the MSHSL.
Resolution: Voting Yes: Brandt,
Dose, DuFrane, Karl, Weber and
Woehler. Voting No: None
Motion by member Dose and
seconded by DuFrane to renew
an Agreement with Ridgeview
Sports Medicine for the 2013-14
school year. Moti on was ap-
proved by unanimous vote.
Motion by member Weber and
seconded by Karl to accept the
following donations with apprecia-
tion.
$450 from New Auburn VFW
Post #7266 to the Gaylord School
Patrol to help in defraying costs
for Twin tickets.
$2,500 from the Gaylord Game
Protective Account to the Sibley
East Athletic Program to assist in
the purchasing of football hel-
mets.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
Discussion took place in re-
gards to short term goal setting. It
was deci ded that the school
board would set a school board
working meeting during the next
couple of months to address this
topic.
The school board recessed at
7:25 PM to conduct a Special
Non-Public Meeting scheduled for
7:30 PM. and conducted in the
administrative offices on the Ar-
lington Campus.
The Regul ar School Board
Meeting reconvened at 8:44 P.M.
District Attorney noted that the
closed meeting was pursuant to
MSA 13D.05 Sub.(b). Purpose of
meeting was to permit discussion
under the Attorney/Client Privi-
lege Statutes.
Incomi ng Superi ntendent
James Amsden shared informa-
tion relating to the current High
School Principal Search and hir-
ing process and District Strategic
Planning Activities that have been
tentatively scheduled for the Fall
of 2013.
SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS:
Anne Karl shared information
relating to River Bend Special Ed-
ucation Cooperative and upcom-
ing graduation.
PRINCIPAL REPORTS:
Senior High Principal James
Amsden shared information relat-
ing to upcoming graduation and
end of the year activities.
OTHER INFORMATION:
The June 2013 Regular School
Board Meeting will be held at
6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17,
2013 in room # 149, Arlington
Campus.
Graduati on ceremoni es are
scheduled for Sunday, June 2,
2013 @ 1:30 PM, Arlington Cam-
pus.
ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting was adjourned at
8:57 p.m.
Chairperson-Brian Brandt
Clerk-Scott Dose
SIBLEY EAST
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SPECIAL SCHOOL
BOARD MINUTES
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT NO. 2310
ARLINGTON GAYLORD
GREEN ISLE
ARLINGTON CAMPUS
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
The Special meeting was
called to order at 7:29 p.m.
Members present: Brian Brandt,
Scott Dose, Beth DuFrane, Anne
Karl, Michelle (Missy) Weber and
Dan Woehler. Absent: None
MOTION TO CONDUCT NON-
PUBLIC CLOSED MEETING:
Moved by Karl and seconded
by Woehler to move to a Non-
Publ i c Cl osed Meeti ng of the
Board Pursuant to MSA 13D.05,
Subd. 3 (b)
The motion was approved by
unanimous vote.
CLOSED MEETING DISCUS-
SION/SHARING OF INFORMA-
TION:
On 20 May 2013, the School
Board of ISD #2310 convened a
non-public portion of the board
meeting pursuant to MSA 13D.05,
Sub 3(b). Purpose of the meeting
was to permit a discussion under
the Attorney/client privilege por-
tion of Minnesota Statutes.
Discussed was the pending liti-
gation, specifically M.K.M. and
K.H. vs. Kevin D. Jones And Sib-
ley East Independent School Dis-
trict #2310.
After discussion with Counsel,
the Board resolved into the open
meeting.
MOTION TO ADJOURN/RE-
SOLVE INTO OPEN PUBLIC
MEETING:
Moved by Karl and seconded
by Weber to adjourn Non-Public
Closed Meeting and resolve into
an Open Public Meeting to sum-
marize content of closed meeting.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
ADJOURMENT: The closed
meeting was adjourned at 8:40
PM
OPEN NON-PUBLIC MEET-
ING:
District Attorney Anthony Nerud
summari zed content of the
Closed Meeting.
Brian Brandt-Board Chair
Scott Dose-Board Clerk
SIBLEY EAST
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
WORKING SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT NO. 2310
ARLINGTON-GAYLORD-
GREEN ISLE
ARLINGTON CAMPUS-ROOM
#149
MONDAY JUNE 17, 2013
The meeti ng was cal l ed to
order at 5:25 p.m.
Members present: Bri an
Brandt, Beth DuFrane, Anne
Karl,Michelle (Missy) Weber and
Dan Woehl er. Absent: Scott
Dose.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Member Karl moved, seconded
by member Woehler, to approve
the agenda. The motion was ap-
proved by unanimous vote.
AGENDA:
1. Discussion of proposed ac-
tivity fee increases (Tabled @
May 20, 2013 Regular School
Board Meeting). Randy Walsh
presented the board with informa-
tion on MRC school’s athletic fee
schedules, MRC admission rates,
requirements, and practices, Sib-
ley East Athletic Pass fees, and
Sibley East sports participation
rates.
2. Discussion of current coach-
ing positions that are open and
postings
3. Submission of formal parent
complaint forms
4. Discussion of establishing
post season meetings with the
Sibley East School Board Extra-
Activities Committee
ADJOURNMENT:
Member Woehler moved, sec-
onded by member DuFrane, to
adjourn the meeting. The motion
was approved by unani mous
vote.
The meeting was adjourned at
6:25 p.m.
Chairperson-Brian Brandt
Clerk-Scott Dose
SIBLEY EAST
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
REGULAR SCHOOL
BOARD MINUTES
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT NO. 2310
ARLINGTON-GAYLORD-
GREEN ISLE
ARLINGTON CAMPUS-ROOM
#149
MONDAY JUNE 17, 2013
Following the Salute to the
Flag, the meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m. Members
present: Bri an Brandt, Beth
DuFrane, Anne Karl , Mi chel l e
(Missy) Weber and Dan Woehler.
Absent: Scott Dose
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Member Karl moved, seconded
by member Woehler, to add item
8 under New Business calling for
a Special Working Session for the
Board to be held at 5pm begin-
ning at the Gaylord campus and
continuing to Arlington to review
facilities and move the start time
of the regular board meeting on
July 15th to 7pm in Arlington.
The moti on was approved by
unanimous vote.
Member Karl moved, seconded
by member Woehler, to approve
the amended agenda. The mo-
tion was approved by unanimous
vote.
VISITOR COMMENTS:
Lauri e Brockhoff and Dave
Brockhoff (parents) expressed
concerns rel ated to revi ew of
coaching performance and proce-
dures related to the evaluation
and review of coaching positions
annually.
CONSENT AGENDA:
Motion was made by member
DuFrane to amend the consent
agenda by moving Bills and Pay-
ments to New Business item 9
seconded by member Karl. The
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
Member DuFrane moved, sec-
onded by member Karl to ap-
prove the amended consent
agenda. The Moti on was ap-
proved by unanimous vote.
Approval of Minutes-Recom-
mend approval of May 20, 2013
Regular School Board Meeting
Minutes and May 20, 2013 Spe-
cial Non-Public Closed School
Board Meeting.
Personnel: Accept the resig-
nati on/s of Jacki e Ranwei l er,
Grade 5 Teacher; Heather Ran-
dal l , Speech Cl i ni ci an; Starl a
Pioske, Elementary Teacher and
Rachel Strobel, Paraprofessional
effective at the end of the 2012-
2013 school year. Approve the
Maternity Leave Request submit-
ted by Katie Palmer beginning
approximately October 15, 2013
and returning January 6, 2014.
Approve the Reduction in Teach-
ing Time to Less Than 1.0 FTE
Request submi tted by Traci e
Bjorklund.
OLD OR UNFINISHED BUSI-
NESS:
Revi ew and approve 2013-
2014 agreements wi th Si bl ey
County Public Health for School
Health Services (School Nurse)
and Family Facilitator Services.
Member DuFrane moved, sec-
onded by member Woehler to ap-
prove the renewal of the School
Health Services and Family Facil-
i tator agreements wi th Si bl ey
County Public Health. The mo-
tion was approved by unanimous
vote.
Review and approve recom-
mended 2013-14 athl eti c fee
schedul e (Tabl ed @ May 20,
2013 Regul ar School Board
Meeting).
Member Karl moved, seconded
by member Woehler to approve
the recommended Activity Fee
Schedule effective the 2013-2014
school year. Moti on was ap-
proved with member Weber op-
posed.
Review Mediated Settlement
Agreement relating to litigation
M.K.M. vs. Jones and ISD #2310,
and approve resolution for Settle-
ment Agreement and Release as
recommended by legal counsel.
Member DuFrane moved, sec-
onded by member Woehler to ap-
prove Medi ated Settl ement
Agreement as recommended by
legal counsel. Motion was ap-
proved by roll call vote; In favor-
Woehler, Karl, DuFrane, Brandt,
Weber Opposed-none Absent-
Dose
NEW BUSINESS:
Approve Heal th and Safety
Budget for Fiscal Years 2013,
2014 and 2015. Member Karl
moved, seconded by member
DuFrane to approve the Health
and Safety Budget and proposed
projects as recommended. Motion
was approved by unani mous
vote.
Re-approve Health and Safety
Policy 807 as it currently exists
(No changes have been made to
the Board approved pol i cy of
May 2012) Member Karl moved,
seconded by member Woehler to
re-approve the Health and Safety
Policy 807. Motion was approved
by unanimous vote.
Consi der moti on cal l i ng for
quotes on Bakery, Dairy, Refuse
and Fuel . Member Woehl er
moved, seconded by member
Karl, to approve a motion to call
for quotes on Bakery, Dairy, Re-
fuse and Fuel for 2013-2014. Mo-
tion was approved by unanimous
vote.
Member Karl moved, seconded
by member Woehler to accept the
following donations with apprecia-
tion. The motion was approved by
unanimous vote. -$500 from the
JHS Leos with $150 for the JHS
yearbook and $350 for Industrial
Technology equipment purchase.
$300 from the VFW New Auburn
Post No. 7266 to AVID program to
assist in defraying cost for trip to
science museum. -$4,000 from
the Gaylord Game Protective ac-
count to the trap team.-$1,100
Hwy 19 Scale Company, $25 Ar-
l i ngton Haus, $25 Henderson
Road Haus, $50 AgStar Finan-
cial, $50 Community Insurance of
Gaylord, $200 New Auburn Fire
Department, $100 Sibley Electric
Inc., $50 William and Nancy Cow-
ell, $10 Rotary to assist in defray-
ing costs for Carnival 2013.$300
from the Green Isle American Le-
gion Post # 408, to the Sibley
East High School Band for per-
forming in Memorial Day Festivi-
ties. $50 from Gaylord American
Legion Post 433, to the Sibley
East High School Band for per-
forming in Memorial Day Festivi-
ties.$1000 from the Sibley East
Wolverine Boosters Inc. to help
purchase music equipment for
marching. $100 from Gustavus
Adol phus Col l ege Communi ty
Partnership Honorarium to Health
Occupations Program
Renew Food Service Agree-
ment between Sibley East Public
Schools and Green Isle Commu-
ni ty School for the 2013-14
school year. Member Karl moved,
seconded by member Woehler, to
approve agreement between the
Sibley East Public Schools and
the Green Isle Community School
for the 2013-14 school year. Mo-
tion was approved by unanimous
vote.
Renew understanding of serv-
ices agreement with Eide Bailly
CPAs & Busi ness Advi sors to
conduct the FY 13 financial audit
of Sibley East Public Schools.
Member DuFrane moved, sec-
onded by member Karl, to ap-
prove agreement between the
Sibley East Public Schools and
Eide Bailly CPAs & Business Ad-
visors to conduct the FY 13 finan-
cial audit of Sibley East Public
Schools.for the 2013 fiscal year.
Motion was approved by unani-
mous vote.
Review and approve PPACA
(Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act) Compliance Support
Servi ce Agreement wi th Next
Generation Benefits Solutions,
LLC to provide: 1) PPACA Com-
pliance Testing 2) PPACA Compli-
ance Reporting and Notification
3) PPACA Related Strategic Plan-
ning Benefits Modeling & 4) Non
discriminatory testing. $2,750
(less South Central Service Co-
operative subsidy of $750. $2000
total cost to di stri ct) Member
DuFrane moved, seconded by
member Woehl er, to approve
agreement between the Sibley
East Public Schools and Next
Generation Benefits Solutions,
LLC . Motion was approved by
unanimous vote.
Call for a Special Working Ses-
sion of the Sibley East School
Board to be held July 15th, 2013
beginning at 5:00pm in Gaylord
and moving to Arlington (approxi-
mately 6:00pm) to review facilities
and move the Regular School
Board Meeting to 7:00pm in Ar-
lington.
Member Karl moved, seconded
by member Woehler, the motion
was approved by unani mous
vote.
Bills and Payments: Recom-
mend approval June 2013 bills to-
taling $ 1,105,577.08. Member
Dufrane moved, seconded by
member Karl to approve the bills
for June 2013. The motion was
passed by unanimous vote.
SCHOOL BOARD COMMIT-
TEE REPORTS: Sibley County
Collaborative-Brian Brandt. River
Bend Special Education Cooper-
ative Report-Anne Karl
OTHER INFORMATION:
Remi nder: Speci al Worki ng
Session of the Sibley East School
Board beginning at 5:00pm (Gay-
lord Main Office moving to Arling-
ton- Review facilities) followed by
the Regular School Board Meet-
ing scheduled for July 15th begin-
ning @ 7:00 PM in room #149,
Arlington Campus.
ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting was adjourned at
8:25 p.m.
Chairperson-Brian Brandt
Clerk-Scott Dose
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2013 Safe Routes to School - Sidewalks
Notice of Open House Meeting
The City of Arlington is the proud recipient of a significant grant ($$$) for the installation of new
and/or improved sidewalks around the Sibley East School area. Sidewalk improvements are proposed
at the following locations: Second Avenue NW – between W Adams Street and W Elgin Street,
Chandler Street – between 2
nd
Avenue NW and 2
nd
Avenue NE, and 2
nd
Avenue NE – along Athletic
Fields. The construction of this project is expected to begin in August 2013 and finish in Septem-
ber 2013. The reason for the Open House Meeting is to give the City of Arlington another opportuni-
ty to provide the public with information regarding this project.
Questions are welcomed and encouraged!
A Public Open House meeting will be held on:
Monday, July 29, 2013
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Arlington Community Center
204 Shamrock Drive
Arlington, MN 55307
Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this project.
We look forward to working with you.
If you have any questions prior to or after the open house meeting, please do not hesitate to contact
one of the following project representatives:
City Engineer City Administrator
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The south-central Minneso-
ta city of Madelia will be the
home of the 2013 Governor’s
Pheasant Hunting Opener, to
be held Friday, Oct. 11 and
Saturday, Oct. 12, according
to the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources.
“We’re excited and hon-
ored to be home of this year’s
celebration,” said Dan Mad-
sen, Madelia city administra-
tor. “We are proud to be the
‘Pheasant Capitol of Min-
nesota’ and look forward to
showcasing all that our city
and area have to offer.”
Madsen pointed out there
are 8,600 acres of public
hunting land within 20 miles
of Madelia. Pheasant re-
search for the DNR is also
headquartered in the commu-
nity.
This is the third annual
Governor’s Pheasant Hunting
Opener, initiated by Governor
Mark Dayton in 2011. Previ-
ous host communities were
Montevideo and Marshall.
The event highlights the
many hunting, recreational,
travel and local opportunities
that host communities have to
offer visitors.
Dayton plans to again lead
elected officials, dignitaries
and celebrity hunters who
will participate in the event.
The public will also be invit-
ed to take part in activities
throughout the weekend.
The event is being coordi-
nated by the city of Madelia,
Madelia Chamber of Com-
merce, Explore Minnesota
Tourism and the Minnesota
Department of Natural Re-
sources.
Madelia has a population
of 2,319 and is 20 minutes
west of Mankato and about
an hour and a half southwest
of Minneapolis.
Plans move forward for Governor’s
Pheasant Hunting Opener in Madelia
Hunters selected in this
year’s bear lottery must pur-
chase their licenses by Thurs-
day, Aug. 1, according to the
Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources (DNR).
Licenses not purchased by
the deadline will become
available first-come, first-
served at noon Wednesday,
Aug. 7.
Youths age 10-12 can re-
ceive a free no-quota bear li-
cense until Aug. 1. No-quota
licenses will be available for
purchase after Aug. 1 but
youth younger than 13 will
have to pay the full price of
$44 because of an inadvertent
change in state law that elimi-
nated the 10-12 year old ex-
emption from this fee.
Youths who purchase left-
over licenses in regular bear
permit areas also will have to
pay the adult price.
The free 10-12 youth bear
licenses were not addressed
when youth license simplifi-
cation changes were ap-
proved during the last Leg-
islative session. The DNR
will propose changes to rein-
state youth fee exemptions in
2014.
Purchase bear licenses by Aug. 1
It’s crunch time for the Sib-
ley County Fair. In just a few
short weeks boys and girls
from across the county will
head to the fairgrounds with
projects in hand for a busy
five days of various judgings.
The Arlington Conquerors
are just the same. At their
meeting on Sunday, July 14,
club members got to see a
preview of some of the vari-
ous projects they will be tak-
ing to the fair. Cows, sheep,
chickens and flowers were
just a few. The club members
discussed those last minute
details for the fair and the
evening ended with a deli-
cious potluck supper.
The Arlington Conquerors
will hold their next meeting
at the Senior Citizens Build-
ing on Sunday, Aug. 11. The
parent-child kickball game
will begin at 5 p.m. Pizza will
be served at 6 p.m.
Arlington Conquerors prepare for the fair
By Lori Copler
McLeod County Chronicle
The Trailblazer Joint Pow-
ers Board hopes to meet with
some of its contemporaries
from surrounding transit sys-
tems in late August to discuss
ways the systems can collab-
orate and cooperate.
The Joint Powers Board
met Thursday morning and
asked Beverly Herfindahl of
the Minnesota Department of
Transportation (MnDOT) to
set up the meeting.
Last year, MnDOT an-
nounced that it will be en-
couraging transit systems to
find ways to cooperate and
perhaps even merge in an ef-
fort to streamline public tran-
sit in Minnesota.
While Trailblazer had some
initial discussion with neigh-
bors last year, fall elections
brought some dramatic
changes to other county
boards — in particular Meek-
er County, where the entire
board was replaced.
Herfindahl told the Joint
Powers Board Thursday that
discussions among transit
systems need to involve more
than those systems’ directors
or other employees, and
urged the board to contact
their counterparts in other
systems.
Trailblazer Transit board
member Bill Pinske, a Sibley
County representative, said
that many county board
members have no idea how
their transit systems operate,
or that MnDOT is encourag-
ing cooperation, sharing and
possible consolidation.
“I tried to get MnDOT on
the AMC (Association of
Minnesota Counties) agenda
in December” to explain
MnDOT’s goals, said Pinske.
Pinske also said that he has
had some discussions with a
“couple of commissioners
from Renville County,” who
are looking at a potential
partnership with the Kandiy-
ohi County transit system.
“But they would still like to
talk to Trailblazer,” he added.
There is a potential of six
transit systems that could
meet with Trailblazer and
MnDOT late in August.
Herfindahl told the Joint
Powers Board that if transit
systems want a say in the fu-
ture, the time is now.
If no progress is made by
this time next year, Herfind-
ahl indicated, MnDOT “will
be much more forceful in
telling you what is going to
happen.”
Herfindahl said that coop-
eration will come when tran-
sit systems realize that it
could be a “win-win” situa-
tion for everyone.
In particular, Herfindahl
said, the smaller counties and
cities could realize some ben-
efit by no longer having the
burdens of managing person-
nel, conducting compliance
checks and maintaining vehi-
cles, while at the same time
maintaining service for their
clients that is the same as or
better than what is being of-
fered now.
Gary Ludwig, Trailblazer’s
director, noted that Trailblaz-
er’s expansion into the city of
Hutchinson and replacing its
“ Hut c hmobi l e ” s e r vi c e
proved successful, because it
provided a wider range of
service.
The Hutchmobile only op-
erated within the city of
Hutchinson, Ludwig pointed
out, while Trailblazer offered
the potential of bringing cus-
tomers and employees into
the city from the surrounding
area.
Herfindahl said she would
set up the meeting between
the area transit systems.
In other business, the Joint
Powers Board heard that
Trailblazer was having an
easier time filling jobs with
the new wage scale, and re-
cently hired two full-time
drivers and a part-time dis-
patcher. It is still advertising
for drivers, a dispatch manag-
er and an operations manager,
Ludwig said.
It also increased the meal
allowance for volunteer driv-
ers to $10 from $7.50.
Trailblazer to meet with other transit
systems to discuss cooperation efforts
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AGRICULTURE
Misc. Farm Items
LIESKE TRACTOR
Wanted: Your OLD TRACTORS,
any condition, make or model. We
also specialize in new and used
TRACTOR PARTS AND REPAIR.
Call Kyle. Located west of Hen-
derson. (612) 203-9256.
AUTOMOTIVE
Cars
2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L, V6, red
cl oth i nteri or, 79,000 mi l es.
$8,950. Call (320) 510-2223.
Parts, Repair
$$ DOLLARS PAID $$ Junk vehi-
cles, repairable cars/trucks. FREE
TOWING. Flatbed/ wrecker serv-
ice. Immediate pick up. Monday-
Sunday, serving your area 24/7.
(952) 220-TOWS.
Trucks, Vans, SUV’s
2000 Montana van, 132K, very
good condition, $2,750/BO. (320)
328-5944.
EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
CONKLIN© DEALERS NEEDED!
Lifetime career in marketing, man-
agement and applying “Green”
products made in America. Full
time/ part time. For a free catalog
call Franke’s Conklin Service now
at (320) 238-2370. www.franke-
marketing.com.
Housekeeper/Caregiver: Female
wanted to take care of paralyzed
female in private home. Will train.
$11.25/hr. Call Kari (507) 426-
6000.
LABORERS for underground di-
rectional drilling construction. Call
Ri ck at (612) 501-6162 or
rsteile@mchsi.com.
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.
EMPLOYMENT
Work Wanted
Bob Polifka Construction. Farm
and home repairs, siding, win-
dows, doors, insulating, attics and
basements, miscellaneous, Even
the l i ttl e j obs! Insured
Lic.#20323613. (320) 864-6268,
cell (320) 779-1156.
FOR SALE
Heating/Air Conditioning
Special-95% Goodman gas fur-
nace and programmable thermo-
stat, $2,200 installed or AC unit,
$1,900 installed. J&R Plumbing
Heating AC, Lester Prairie (320)
510-5035.
Miscellaneous
Car seat, 20-80 lbs. $15. Kerry
(507) 351-4215.
Two grocery carts, good condition,
$40/both. Cooler, $10. Two bike
helmets, $20. (320) 562-9445.
Wanted To Buy
OLD MOTORCYCLES WANTED:
Cash paid, preferably nonrunning
condition, title or no title, Honda,
Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Tri-
umph and other makes. Please
call Darick at (507) 381-3405.
BUYING JUNK BATTERIES
We buy used batteries and lead
weights. Paying $12 for automo-
tive batteries. We pick up with 18
battery minimum. Call 800-777-
2243.
REAL ESTATE
Mobile Homes
1993 Liberty. Glencoe. 3BR. All
appliances. Easy finance. (612)
759-9161. www.swsales.org.
REAL ESTATE
Houses
2 ACRES, completely renovated,
3BR, 1.5BA, 1,075+ sf with option
to fi ni sh LL. Oversi zed 30x40
garage, 9 ft. doors. MUST SEE!
4834 86th Ci rcl e, Gl encoe.
Michael Hartung, realtor, (612)
747-7778, michael.hartung@er-
metrol.com. EXIT REALTY, Hablo
Espanol.
RENTAL
Apartment
2BR Apartment wi th garage,
water/sewer/garbage included.
$450/mo. New Auburn (320) 327-
2928.
Village Cooperative of Hutchinson
(320) 234-7761. 55+ Senior living.
Four units available (2-1BR, 2-
2BR.) Call for your tour. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
Duplex, 2BR, oversized garage,
W/D on main level, AC, Arlington.
No smoking or pets. $600 rent
plus utilities and deposit. (952)
758-7622.
Updated, spacious one and two
BR apartments in Renville. In-
cludes heat, water garbage. New
stove, fridge, air conditioner. Pet-
friendly. Call (320) 564-3351 for
appointment.
Vacation Condos
Breezy Point timeshare, August
10-17, sleeps 6. $1,100/BO. For
info call (320) 328-5944.
Want To Rent
WANTED: Land to rent and/or
custom farm for 2014 and beyond.
Contact Rich Elbert (320) 365-
4342.
Young farmer looking for land to
rent for 2014 and beyond. Com-
petitive rates and reference avail-
able. Call Austin Blad (320) 221-
3517.
SERVICES
Misc. Service
CUSTOM LOG SAWING- Cut at
your place or ours. White oak lum-
ber decking and firewood. Give
Virgil a call. Schauer Construction,
Inc. (320) 864-4453.
SERVICES
Misc. Service
Professional Caretakers on per-
sonal basis with reasonable rates.
Interior and exterior scheduled
cleaning, pet care, grounds keep-
ing, maintenance, bobcat work,
debris removal. Matt and Mary
(320) 510-2211.
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JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN
Xtreme Electric is looking for YOU to
work in North Dakota/Montana. $27-$32
per hour. Housing provided. Interview-
ing in your area. Email your resume to
hr@xtremelec.com for an appointment.
DIESEL MECHANIC
Must have Class B, clean driving re-
cord, DOT certification & verifiable ex-
perience. Benefits. Contact Phil Hanson
612/916-9993. Please send verification
of ad to phanson@marshallconcrete.net
CENEX AT KILLDEER, ND
is seeking a qualified General Manager. A
energy supply cooperative with sales of $42
million. Successful agricultural business
management experience desired. Send
or fax (866/653-5527) resume ASAP to:
Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck
ND 58503, Email larry.fuller@chsinc.com
NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING?
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Academies offer PTDI certified courses
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academy classes weekly. No money down
or credit check. Certified mentors ready
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mentor). Regional and dedicated oppor-
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efits package. Please call: 866/975-8141
OTR DRIVERS
& Owner Operators for small com-
pany in SW MN. Most runs turn-
arounds. Competitive pay & ben-
efits. Traildust Trucking 800/619-0037
DRIVERS/OWNER OPERATORS
wanted. Contact 540/280-0194. In-
dustry leading rates, 90% of line
haul rate. 100% of fuel surcharge.
VOLUNTEER HOST FAMILIES
sought for exchange students arriving in
August. Share MN hospitality & learn
about world cultures. Mary Armstrong:
952/657-3406; www.cciGreenHeart.org
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LAGRAND SCOTCHCAP ANGUS
Ranch. Complete dispersal of 450 Reg-
istered and Commercial Fall Calving
Cows including some spring calvers, 90
2012 Fall Heifers and 50 Fall Bulls. Au-
gust 10th at Sioux Falls Regional Worth-
ing Sale barn. High health, performance
and phenotype. Past National breeder of
the year award. Call for catalogue to Dan
Nelson, Manager 701/351-1795 or Duane
Pancratz, Owner 605/359-9222, or check
website www.lagrandscotchcapranch.com
400+ GUNS AT AUCTION
Modern & antiques + Ammo. Sat., July 27th
@ 9AM. Kramer Auction, Prairie du Chien,
WI 608/326-8108 www.kramersales.com
CASH FOR CARS:
All cars/trucks wanted. Running or not! Top
dollar paid. We come to you! Any make/
model. Call for instant offer: 800/871-9145
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE
used the type 2 diabetes drugs Byetta
or Januvia between 2005 and the pres-
ent, and have been diagnosed with or
died due to pancreatic cancer, you may
be entitled to compensation. Call attor-
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Job Opportunities...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington
is seeking the following positions:
Hiring Bonus up to
$
500 for
Full-Time LPN/RN Positions
• (2) Full-Time LPN/RN positions –
both are evening shifts with every other weekend.
Benefits Eligible.
• Assistant Cook, every other weekend & holiday,
12:15-6:45 pm
• Cook/Assistant Cook position, includes every
Thursday and Friday, and every other weekend.
Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
Click on Job Opportunities in left column, then Job Openings in right column.
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learning through daily, routine experiences
in the home and community by providing
weekly home visits to the families and provide social experiences at a class-
room site. Provide families with assessments, referrals and linking them to
community services and resources. Develop and maintain professional work-
ing relationships with families, partners, co-workers and supervisors. Bilin-
gual beneficial.
Applicant must have a degree in Family Consumer Science Education,
Child Development and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, CDA,
Parent Education Licensure or related degree. 35.5 hrs/week. $12.72/hr plus
$3.65/hr benefit compensation, paid holidays and vacation.
Please submit copy of degree, transcripts and license with cover letter, re-
sume and application by August 2 to Keith Hamm, Human Resources, Min-
nesota Valley Action Council, 706 N. Victory Drive, Mankato, MN 56001.
Applications available at www.mnvac.org. MVAC is an Equal Opportuni-
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We need listings of
homes, farms and hobby
farms. If you are thinking
about selling it will pay for
you to call us.
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• planning and hosting resident
activities;
• Networking with area
businesses and senior centers,
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• 12 to 15 hours a week.
• Must be able to live on-site.
Call 800-873-1736
or 507-642-8701
for application or send resume
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By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Arlington Police De-
partment recently received a
new piece of equipment to as-
sist them with their traffic en-
forcement efforts and keep
drivers at safe and legal
speeds.
The presentation of the
Stalker DSR 2X Radar Unit
was held at the Arlington
Community Center on
Wednesday, July 17.
The Stalker 2X is one of
the most advanced and easi-
est to use police traffic radars.
It is actually two independent
radar units operating on a sin-
gle, five-window, multi-color
display.
“Our officers will be better
equipped to identify vehicles
driving at illegal and unsafe
speeds,” said Arlington Po-
lice Chief Bruce Rovinsky.
Scott McConkey, Law En-
forcement Liaison for the De-
partment of Public Safety,
said “Arlington Police De-
partment is a partner, with
hundreds of other depart-
ments, that strives toward
zero deaths by focusing on
traffic enforcement efforts.
We know state of the art
equipment like this will
change people’s driving be-
havior. They will slow down
and that will save lives and
reduce injury.”
Speed is one of the main
contributing factors in crash-
es and in determining their
severity, according to Rovin-
sky. Higher speed means
greater force and less time to
react. In Minnesota, it is the
law that people must travel at
the appropriate speed to
maintain control of their ve-
hicle in any condition: snow,
ice, rain, fog, etc.
Arlington Police Department receives stalker radar
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The Arlington Police Department recently received a
Stalker DSR 2X Radar Unit during a presentation on
Wednesday morning, July 17. Left to right: Arlington
Police Officer Mike Nguyen, Arlington Police Officer
Shaun Doheny, Scott McConkey and Arlington Police
Chief Bruce Rovinsky.
The board will review and
approve the new bids re-
ceived at an August board
meeting.
Two bids were received for
gasoline, diesel fuel, and fuel
oil for the 2013-14 school
year.
The bids were from Trebel-
horn and Associates and Unit-
ed Farmers Coop (UFC) both
of Winthrop.
The board approved the bid
from UFC at prices ranging
from $3.2303 to $3.5414 per
gallon of the different types
of fuels used by the district.
Strategic
Planning
In another action, the board
reviewed and approved the
Shared Services Agreement
2013 with South Central
Service Cooperative to facili-
tate a Strategic Planning Pro-
gram for the district.
The four sessions will be
held in Mankato tentatively
on Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Nov. 9 and
Nov. 16, 2013.
The training sessions, taken
with other districts, are divid-
ed into two parts, Excellence
in Governance and Develop-
ment of Strategic Roadmap
and Vision Cards.
The base cost of the pro-
gram is $3,000 plus $85 per
participant. The estimated
total cost to the district is
$4,100.
In other actions the board
also:
• Approved the July 2013
bills and payments totaling
$1,898,582.17.
• Hired Dan Meier as the
Head Boys Basketball Coach,
Jessica Dietz as a special edu-
cation teacher, and Olivia
Sweeney as a fifth grade
teacher in Gaylord.
• Accepted the resignations
of Hannah Rosholt, K-6
music teacher and Nathan
Kube, elementary special ed-
ucation teacher.
• Approved the annual
membership in the Minnesota
River Conference 2013-14
school year.
• Approved the renewal of
the district’s membership in
the Minnesota School Boards
Association at $4,289 and
Policy Services renewal at
$575.
• Accepted the following
donations with great apprecia-
tion: Klehr Grading and Ex-
cavation, Inc., $100; Highway
19 Scale Company, $600,
both for the Elementary Car-
nival; The Minnesota Valley
Electric Trust, $500 for a mi-
crophone; and $750 from the
Sibley East Wolverines
Boosters for Girls Basketball.
Next
Meeting
The school board holds two
regular meetings each August.
The first of these meetings
will be held on Monday, Aug.
5 and the second on Monday,
Aug. 19. Both will be held at
6:30 p.m. in room 149 at the
Arlington Campus.
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