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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 52 • Thursday, July 3, 2014 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
McLeod and Sibley coun-
ties’ “local share” contribu-
tions to Trailblazer Transit
will be considerably less in
2014 than was anticipated in
Gary Ludwig, Trailblazer’s
executive director, updated
the Joint Powers Board on
the transit system’s financial
situation Thursday morning.
According to Ludwig, in-
creased funding by the Min-
nesota Department of Trans-
portation (MnDOT) and an
expansion of service into
Wright County has resulted
in more income to Trailblazer
The “local share” con-
tributed by the two counties
covers the gap between
MnDOT-funded service and
fare revenue and actual costs
of providing public transit.
MnDOT typically funds 85
percent of approved financial
services. But Trailblazer also
offers service beyond the
scope of MnDOT’s funding,
including volunteer drivers
and service outside of normal
operating hours.
Ludwig said that Trailblaz-
er had asked MnDOT for
funding for $2. 4 million;
MnDOT approved $1.9 mil-
lion, of which it pays 85 per-
Beverly Herfindahl of
MnDOT pointed out that the
$1.9 million funding was
$300,000 greater than the
$1.6 million that had been ap-
proved for Trailblazer in
Although MnDOT also has
approved additional, transi-
tional funding for expanding
service into Wright County, it
had approved more funding
for Trailblazer before Wright
County entered the picture,
Herfindahl said.
“A lot of MnDOT’s extra
funding was for McLeod and
Sibley counties, even before
we started talking about
Wright County,” said
Herfindahl. “I don’t want to
put it out there that you’re
being handsomely rewarded
for moving into Wright
County, because you’re not.”
But having service in
Wright County will still help
financially, said Ludwig.
First, Trailblazer is provid-
ing contracted service to
Functional Industries, an em-
ployment agency for disabled
people, to transport its clients
to and from work.
Second, Trailblazer is
working with a coalition of
Wright County cities, to be
called Wright County Area
Transportation (WCAT), to
provide more service to the
general public. That coalition
also will be a partner in local
share costs with McLeod and
Sibley counties.
Without the Wright County
income and additional financ-
ing from MnDOT, Trailblazer
had expected McLeod and
Sibley counties to kick in a
total of $476,700 to cover op-
erational and capital expenses
not covered by MnDOT and
fare revenues. That number
will be closer to $303,000,
Ludwig said.
And once a joint powers
agreement is finalized with
WCAT, that $303,000 should
be reduced by an approxi-
mate $56,000 contribution
from WCAT, bringing it
down to about $247,000 total.
“That’s a very, very small
local share gap,” said Lud-
wig. “That’s the smallest it’s
been in a long time. That’s
the financial impact of being
in Wright County and addi-
tional MnDOT funding.”
Additional MnDOT funding,
expanded service helps
the Trailblazer’s finances
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
Trailblazer Transit cur-
rently has two buses on the
road in Wright County, pri-
marily through a contract
with Functional Industries,
and the two buses are full.
Trailblazer Transit Execu-
tive Director Gary Ludwig
updated the Joint Powers
Board Thursday morning on
progress on expanding serv-
ice into Wright County.
The Minnesota Depart-
ment of Transportation
(MnDOT) is relying on
Trailblazer to help fill the
gap when the current transit
provider in Wright County,
River Rider, folds on July 1.
Ludwig said that Trail-
blazer is providing morning
and evening commuter serv-
ice to Functional Industries,
an employment service for
disabled adults, to get its
clients to and from work.
Ludwig said that although
Functional Industries has
priority, the buses will be
open to the general public
on a space-available basis,
and between the morning
and evening shifts used by
Functional Industries.
“These buses are full,”
said Ludwig. “We’re pro-
jecting 33,000 rides a year
just on these two buses.”
And those 33,000 rides
are just for serving Func-
tional Industries clients, and
don’t include other rides.
“That’s phenomenal, ”
said Ludwig.
Ludwig added that a third
bus was expected to go into
service Monday, June 30.
Other buses will gradually
be phased in with the hope
of having seven buses on
the road by Oct. 1, Ludwig
said. Six of those seven will
serve Functional Industries.
In addition to its contract
with Functional Industries, a
coalition of cities is forming
to create Wright County
Area Transportation
(WCAT) which will partner
with Trailblazer to provide
additional service to the
general public, and be a
member of Trailblazer ’s
joint powers agreement with
McLeod and Sibley coun-
ties, which will allow Trail-
blazer to expand its service
even more in Wright Coun-
Merton Auger, city ad-
ministrator in Buffalo, told
the Joint Powers Board that
all of Wright County’s
cities, with the possible ex-
ception of Monticello and
Otsego, are willing to par-
ticipate in WCAT.
“Monticello and Otsego, I
don’t know about,” said
Ludwig said that despite
the negative experience of
trying to work with the
Wright County Board of
Commissioners, Trailblazer
staff have been working
diligently on finding ways
to provide service in Wright
“We focused on what we
needed to do, and we’ve
been doing it — somewhat
quietly, ” said Ludwig.
“MnDOT has paved the
way to make this happen.”
Auger said that people in
Wright County have been
looking forward to Trail-
blazer coming into its bor-
“You’ve done a lot of out-
reach,” said Auger. “People
are excited.”
Auger also said people
have high expectations of
Trailblazer, “but they’ve
been tempered by Gary
(Ludwig). We understand
this is going to be a slow
McLeod County Com-
missioner Sheldon Nies said
public perception is one of
his concerns, since Trail-
blazer isn’t in a position to
provide full service as of
July 1, River Rider will
cease to exist.
“We need to be prepared
for the downside of this, of
people not understanding
what is happening,” said
Although there’s a plan to
gradually place more buses
on the road, Ludwig said
implementation will be im-
pacted by a couple of is-
sues: the hiring of drivers
and another dispatcher, and
the need for a facility in
Wright County.
Although Trailblazer has
had about 100 applications
for drivers, most don’t want
to drive to Glencoe to pick
up their buses, said Ludwig.
“The concern is we don’t
have a base of operations in
Wright County,” said Lud-
That issue is being re-
solved temporarily and,
hopefully, permanently.
Auger said the city of
Buffalo will provide tempo-
rary space at its public
works building with an of-
fice and a fenced-in area to
park buses, at no cost to
“We’re very committed to
this (bringing Trailblazer
service to Wright County),”
said Auger.
In addition, the Buffalo
Housing and Redevelop-
ment Authority has agreed
to make an offer on a for-
mer Dodge dealership
building in Buffalo and re-
model it for Trailblazer on a
lease-to-own basis.
Now that Trailblazer has
potential facilities in Wright
County, it has hired five of
the 14 drivers it will need,
Ludwig said.
Ludwig also compliment-
ed his staff for their dedica-
tion and work in getting
service on the road in
Wright County.
“They’ve done everything
they can to make this hap-
pen,” said Ludwig, whose
appreciation was echoed by
members of the Joint Pow-
ers Board and Auger, as
well as Bev Herfindahl of
the Minnesota Department
of Transportation.
Trailblazer slowly adding service in Wright County
The Minnesota Department
of Transportation released an
update on flooded state high-
ways in south central Min-
Highway 99 east at St.
Peter near the Minnesota
River Bridge opened at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, July 2.
It had been closed due to
flooding since Sunday, June
Highways that are still
closed include:
• Highway 19 Henderson to
Highway 169 (closed Thurs-
day, June 19)
• Highway 93 Henderson to
Highway 169 (closed Thurs-
day, June 19)
• Highway 93 from High-
way 169 to Le Sueur (closed
Saturday morning, June 21)
Highways that are now
open include:
• Highway 22 Mankato to
St. Peter (opened at 8 a.m.
Tuesday, June 24)
• Highway 169 from
Mankato to St. Peter (both
lanes open - opened Tuesday,
June 24)
• Highway 22 in Gaylord
(opened Friday, June 20)
• Highway 19 west of Gay-
lord (opened Saturday, June
• Highway 169 St. Peter to
LeSueur (opened Thursday,
June 26) (restricted lane in
area of dike on the north-
bound lanes and single lane
closures on southbound lanes
due to construction)
• Highway 99 East at St.
Peter near Minnesota River
Bridge (opened at 9 a.m. Sat-
urday, June 28)
Statewide flood closures
can be found at
For statewide travel infor-
mation, visit www.511mn.-
When a road is closed it is
illegal to travel in that area.
Motorists can be fined up to
$1,000 and/or 90 days in jail.
In addition, if travelers need
to be rescued from a closed
road, other expenses and
penalties will apply.
For additional updates,
‘like’ MnDOT at www.face-
book. com/mndot, follow
@mndotscentral on Twitter.
MnDOT releases update on flooded state highways
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Road Damage
The gravel road near the Arlington Sportsmen’s Park
was washed out due to the recent flooding. Much of
the road damage in Sibley County occurred in the
rural areas. 401st Avenue, which was closed after the
flooding, was reopened earlier this week. The East
Brooks Street Bridge remained closed on Wednesday
afternoon, July 2. It will not reopen until the bridge is
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley Broadband
Working Group will meet in
the Sibley Room at the Sibley
County Service Center in
Gaylord from 9 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. Tuesday, July 22. Regis-
tration will be held from 8:30
a.m. to 8:55 a.m.
The topic of discussion
will be “Putting Rural High
Speed Internet On Fast
The group and meeting are
an idea derived by Winthrop
resident Mark Santelman
who is a candidate for the
Fifth District County Com-
missioner race.
“Getting high speed inter-
net to rural Sibley County has
been promised for years,”
said Santelman. “It is time to
let private sector and local
government collaborate to
make this reality. In 12
months, using teamwork, our
telecom providers can get
fast, secure, low cost internet
to all areas...without paying
bonds or raising taxes.”
State, county and city lead-
ers are invited to attend the
To attend the meeting, peo-
ple should contact Santelman
at 507-217-1554 or email
Sibley Broadband
Working Group to
meet on July 22
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 3, 2014, page 2
At their regular School Board meeting held on June 16, 2014,
the Sibley East Independent School District No. 2310 Board of
Education called for quotes on Milk/Dairy, Food, Bakery Prod-
ucts, Fuel/Diesel and Refuse Collection for the 2014-2015
School Year. Specifications are available at the district office of
Sibley East Arlington campus. Quotes must be submitted by
July 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the District Office in Arlington.
By Order of:
Sibley East Public Schools No. 2310
Arlington, MN 55307
Commercial Booths Available
The Sibley County Fair located in Arling-
ton July 30 to August 3 has Commercial
booths available in our new Heritage cen-
ter. Check us out at sibleycountyfair.com
for information on booths and other fair
Thank you to
everyone for your
kindness, concern
and offers. It’s
making my recovery
much easier.
Thank You
I would like to thank
everyone that attended my
t h
birthday party and
helped to make it such a
special day for me. The
birthday wishes and gifts
were very much appreciat-
ed. Thank you to those
who were unable to attend
and sent birthday wishes. I
am very lucky to be 90
years old and have so
many wonderful people in
my life. Also, thank you to
everyone that helped be-
hind the scenes to make
the party a success.
~ Sylvia Bening
Thursday, July 3: Arlington Ambulance Service,
7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
Both Banks will be CLOSED.
Monday, July 7: Arlington City Council, council
chambers, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8: American Legion Post #250,
veterans building at fairgrounds, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9: The Minnesota River Area
Agency on Aging trained health insurance coun-
selors are available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the
Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. To
schedule help at a different time or location, con-
tact the senior linkage line at 800-333-2433.
Thursday, July 10: Golden Age Club, senior citi-
zens building at Four Seasons Park, noon lunch-
eon, followed by meeting and entertainment.
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Arlington State Bank
(507) 964-2256
Fax (507) 964-5550
News Briefs
Grack graduates from college
Brad Grack, New Auburn, graduated from the Ver-
milion Community College in Ely during recent com-
mencement exercises.
Grack earned an AAS Degree in Natural Resource
Technology - Forestry/Wildlife.
Steinborn is college graduate
Michael Steinborn, a 2010 graduate of the Sibley East
Senior High School, graduated from the University of
Minnesota at Duluth during recent commencement ex-
Steinborn earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Eco-
He is the son of Kevin and Jane Steinborn, Arlington.
Kranz is Bemidji graduate
Miles Kranz, a 2009 graduate of the Sibley East Sen-
ior High School, was one of 543 students who complet-
ed undergraduate degree requirements at Bemidji State
University and graduated at the conclusion of the 2014
spring semester.
Miles Kranz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bi-
ology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal
He is the son of Jacob and Sharon Kranz, Gaylord.
Traxler earns college degree
Brandon Traxler, a 2012 graduate of the Sibley East
Senior High School, received an Associate in Applied
Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Alexandria
Technical & Community College’s during a recent grad-
uation ceremony.
He is the son of John and Evea Traxler, Arlington.
Wilson named to Dean’s List
Green Isle resident Katie Wilson was recently named
to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin at
River Falls.
To be named to the Dean's List, a full-time under-
graduate student must earn a grade point average of at
least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0, or midway between an “A”
and “B” average.
Rau named to President’s List
Breanna Rau, a 2012 graduate of the Sibley East Sen-
ior High School, was recently named to the Dean’s List
at St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
To qualify for this honor, a student must achieve a
perfect 4.0 scale grade point average.
She is the daughter of Chuck and Andrea Haggen-
miller, and Dale Rau.
Pichelmann is St. Cloud grad
Matt Pichelmann, a 2010 graduate of the Sibley East
Senior High School, graduated with Cum Laude honors
from St. Cloud State University during recent com-
mencement exercises.
Pichelmann received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Psychology. He is the son of Bob and Chris Pichel-
mann, Arlington.
Birth Announcement
The following students
were named to the “A” Honor
Roll at the Sibley East Senior
High School in Arlington dur-
ing the fourth quarter.
“A” Honor Roll
Seniors: Benjamin Ahl-
strand, Cordell Bates, Eliza-
beth Becker, Samuel Bullert,
Quintin Dalbec, Megan Eck-
berg, Victoria Henry, Kelsey
Klaustermeier, Alicia Kranz,
Kimberly Kurtzweg, Ernesto
Lopez, Heidi Milczark,
Maren Miner, Melissa Otto,
Sara Peterson, Hayley Riebe,
Mariah Schrupp, Sarah Shi-
mota, Kalab Stoeckman,
Beau Swenson, Mitchel
Wentzlaff, Benjamin White
and Anna Woehler.
Juniors: Vanesa Aguilera,
Andrew Bullert, Lukas
Bullert, Kaylee Busch, Jonah
Butler, Autumn Dose,
Jonathan DuFrane, Charles
Ellwood, Isaac Elseth, Megan
Elseth, Viviana Flores, Chloe
Franke, Andrew Jahr, Nathan
Langworthy, Karley Lind,
Kenneth Martin, Megan
Mathews, Ashley Mercier,
Darin Neisen, Paige Nelson,
Mikayla Perschau, Jordan
Petzel, Taylor Pfarr, Jordyn
Polzin, Brandon Raghu, Kari-
na Robeck, Karissa Sorenson,
Elizabeth Thies, Sam Thies,
Hunter Voight, Shelby
Voight, Breann Walsh and
Zachary Weber.
Sophomores: Jack Bal-
lalatak, Michael Bostelman,
Logan Bruss, Samanatha Car-
penter, Trevor Diehn, Victoria
Dwyer, Ian Holmes, Made-
line Kjellesvig, Mason
Latzke, Rachel Loncorich,
Sarah Malinowski, Mitchell
Mathews, Natalie Mesker,
Collin Pautsch, Sadie Quast,
Casey Samletzka, Travis
Schmidt, Julia Schwartz,
Rachel Sorenson, Aaron
Strack, McKayla Stumm,
Emma Thompson, Kaitlin
Tuchtenhagen, Alyssa Weber
and Bradley Ziegler.
“B” Honor Roll
Seniors: Aaron Bredt, Eliz-
abeth Densmore, Kenneth
Depuydt, Maria Dwyer,
Courtney Eibs, Jessica Garza,
Jacob Grack, Francisco Guz-
man, Mitchell Heibel, Eduar-
do Herrera, Caleb Justen,
Nicole Lieske, Logan Mess-
ner, Levi Pfarr, Alissa
RamthunBritany Reierson,
Nathan Rose, William Rovin-
sky, Hannah Royce, Kelsi
Sickmann, Amanda Uecker,
Bailee Uecker and Branton
Juniors: Cierra Abrams,
Elizabeth Becerra, Austin
Brockhoff, Benjamin Freitag,
Jessica Gadbaw, Zachary
Garza, Camerae Kellermann,
Zachary Klaers, Justin Kor-
son, Daniel Kranz, Kelli
Martens, Cameron Mogard,
Madison O’Hara, Jean Sick-
mann, Sophia Thoele,
Matthew Weber, Teagan Win-
ters and Kyla Wisch.
Sophomores: Nolan
Battcher, Justin Bennett,
Kirsten Campbell, Nicholas
Doetkott, Sydney Fogarty
Busch, Kailey Geib, Ashley
Grack, Logan Jorgenson,
Megan Krentz, Dylan Pauly,
Ethan Pomplun, Katelyn
Quast, Quinlan Riffenburg,
Jack Rosenfeld, Jerrica
Rosenlund, Anna Ryan, Kyla
Schlueter, Lucas Shogren,
Jacob Strack, Trevor Tuman
and Jacob Wentzlaff.
Students named to the Honor Roll
at Sibley East Senior High School
Chris and Shauna Tetrault,
Isle, announce the birth of
their daughter, Breckan Harp-
er Tetrault, was born at the
First Light Hospital in Mora
on Tuesday, June 24.
Breckan weighed eight
pounds, nine ounces and
measured 21 1/2 inches.
She was welcomed home
by siblings, Skylie, 4, and
Abel, 3.
The grandparents are Peter
and Julie Synder, Arlington;
and Mike and Heather
Tetrault, Tamarack.
The great-grandparents are
Glenda Noble, Waconia;
Norb Goss, Elk River; and
Ellen Tetrault, Grand Forks,
N.D. Breckan Tetrault
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Flag Wreaths
A number of children made flag wreaths during a craft
class at the Arlington Public Library. Left to right: Eva
Stuewe, Library Director Kathy Homme, Westin Don-
abauer and Summer Donabauer. The next craft class
at the Arlington Public Library will be held at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9. The topic will be Clowning Around
With Food. All craft classes are free, but pre-registra-
tion is required.
Amber (Ramige) Donley
joined the law firm of Gavin,
Winters, Thiemann & Long
on June 9, 2014.
Donley’s contributions to
the firm include experience in
criminal law, family law, cor-
porate law and general regu-
latory matters. These areas
compliment the Gavin firm’s
practice of personal injury,
wrongful death, family law,
mediation, real estate, wills
and trusts, bankruptcy, Social
Security claims, probate and
utility law.
Donley is a 2001 graduate
of Glencoe-Silver Lake High
School, 2005 graduate of
Concordia College, Moor-
head, and a 2008 graduate of
the William Mitchell School
of Law, St. Paul.
Donley, her husband Ryan
and their 21-month-old son,
Will, live in Victoria.
The other attorneys in the
office include partners Mike
Gavin, who joined the firm in
1969; Jody Winters, who
joined the firm in 1998; Jason
Thiemann, who joined the
firm in 2006; associate Mike
Long, who joined the firm in
2009; and associate Alan Al-
brecht, who joined the firm in
Each attorney’s area of
practice is displayed on the
firm’s website at www.
The firm, located at 1017
Hennepin Ave. in Glencoe,
was founded by Edward J.
Gavin in 1939.
Donley joins Gavin, Winters,
Thiemann & Long law firm
Amber Donley
An Albertville resident re-
ported that a black bear had
walked up to their sliding
glass door in the back yard on
Tuesday evening, July 1, ac-
cording to the KDUZ Radio
Wright County Sheriff Joe
Hagerty sad the call came in
at 7:45pm from the resident
that lives in the 10000 block
of 64th Street Northeast in
the City of Albertville.
A Wright County sheriff’s
deputy responded to the area
and located the bear a short
distance away near a resi-
dence located in the 10000
block of Karston Avenue
Shortly after arriving, the
sheriff’s deputy heard a sin-
gle gunshot and observed the
bear running towards the
woods behind the residence.
The bear collapsed to the
ground and was found to be
deceased from a single gun-
The home owner contacted
the sheriff’s office and ad-
vised that his daughter had
been playing in the back yard
when he observed the bear
walk out of the woods toward
his residence. Being fearful
for his family’s safety, the
homeowner retrieved a hunt-
ing rifle and shot the bear.
The Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources and
Wright County Sheriff’s Of-
fice closed the incident as no
further action was needed.
Black bear is shot in Albertville
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you do!
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 3, 2014, page 3
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Motorists on Highways 5,
19 and 22 in Gaylord can ex-
pect a detour to begin Mon-
day, July 7 as crews begin the
first stage of a two-year full
reconstruction project, ac-
cording to the Minnesota De-
partment of Transportation.
Highway 19 detour:
• Non-truck traffic will be
detoured to 8th Street, Main
• Truck traffic will be de-
toured to Sibley County
Roads 4, 8 and Highway 22
as the local city streets cannot
accommodate the turning
movements of larger vehi-
Highway 22 detour:
• All traffic will be de-
toured to Sibley County
Roads 12 and 13 and High-
ways 5 and 19.
Stage one construction on
Highways 19 and 22 extends
from Sibley Avenue to Gay-
lord’s north city limits. After
construction is complete be-
tween Sibley Avenue and
Main Avenue in late July,
traffic will be switched from
8th Street to Sibley Avenue,
which is stage two.
Work on the project in-
cludes grading, paving, in-
stalling utilities, lighting,
landscaping, replacing side-
walk and improving pedestri-
an accessibility on Highways
5, 19 and 22 in the City of
Work will continue into the
fall of 2014 and resume with
additional stages to be com-
plete in the 2015 construction
Detour maps, background
information and weekly up-
dates will continue to be post-
ed on Gaylord’s city website
at exploregaylord.org/.
Weekly public meetings to
provide update and address
concerns will be held begin-
ning July 10. Meetings will
be held at the Gaylord Public
Library at 11 a.m. Thursdays.
William Mueller & Sons,
Hamburg, has been awarded
the contract for $10,167,451.
For statewide travel infor-
mation, visit www.511mn.-
Construction on Highways 5, 19 and 22
in Gaylord will start on Monday, July 7
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
New City Employee
Anastacia Shotliff, Henderson, recently
began her duties as the new part-time
community center coordinator/office
assistant for the City of Arlington.
Shotliff replaces Jennifer Strack who
resigned from the position in May.
Kaleb, a six-year-old from
Gaylord, with a hematologic
disorder, is the owner of the
coolest clubhouse in town,
according to a news release
from Kretschmar Deli.
Kaleb is an enthusiastic fan
of the movie “The Sandlot”
and wished for a fort inspired
by the 1993 cult classic.
Kretschmar Premium Deli
Meats and Coborn’s grocery
stores teamed with Make-A-
Wish Minnesota to make
Kaleb’s wish a reality. On
Tuesday, July 1, the three or-
ganizations granted him a
clubhouse just like the one
from the film. The project
was done in conjunction with
an association between
Kretschmar and Make-A-
Wish, in which Kretschmar
donated $105,000 for the sec-
ond consecutive year to grant
three wishes throughout
Actor Patrick Renna, who
played “Ham” in “The Sand-
lot,” was on hand to celebrate
with Kaleb for the official
dedication party. Renna
helped cut the ribbon to open
the clubhouse to Kaleb and
all of his friends and family.
The actor posed for several
pictures and signed numerous
autographs throughout the
day. Kretschmar and Coborns
supplied refreshments and
sandwiches for everyone and
gave Kaleb an oversized card
full of well wishes that were
collected over the month of
June from the customers and
employees at its stores.
The clubhouse is a near-
replica of the fort occupied
by the gang in “The Sandlot.”
It stands about five feet off
the ground in Kaleb’s back-
yard. It has a balcony, slide,
tire swing and a pole to slide
down. Just being near it, you
can imagine Kaleb having a
campout with friends like
“Ham,” “Smalls,” “Squints,”
“Yeah-Yeah, ” Kenny,
Bertram and Benny “the Jet.”
“We had a lot of fun in
helping bring Kaleb’s wish to
life, ” said Mike Sargent,
brand manager for
Kretschmar. “Above all,
we’re honored to fulfill
Make-A-Wish’s mission as
they bring hope, strength and
joy to children at a time they
need it most. We’re very
thankful to Coborn’s and the
local community for rallying
behind Kaleb and supporting
us to give Kaleb his club-
For Kaleb' s clubhouse,
Kretschmar partnered with
Coborn's to aid in sponsoring
the wish. In addition to
Kretschmar's $105,000 dona-
tion to Make-A-Wish Ameri-
ca, incremental funding for
the project was raised at
Coborn’s through sales of
paper stars that were sold at
its stores’ registers for $1,
with proceeds going to Make-
A-Wish. A sandwich was
named in Kaleb’s honor and
sold at the retailer' s deli
counters, with its proceeds
also benefitting Make-A-
Wish. Enough funding was
raised at Coborn's to enhance
Kaleb's clubhouse with bunk
beds, shelving and several
toys to fill the inside.
Tom McKinney, President
& CEO of Make-A-Wish
Minnesota stated, “We are so
thankful for the support we
received for Kaleb’s wish
through Kretschmar and
Coborn’s. Their support and
organizations like them make
it possible for us to grant 300
wishes a year.”
Gaylord boy receives sandlot-inspired clubhouse
from Kretschmar, Coborn’s and Make-A-Wish MN
Representative Glenn Gru-
enhagen, R-Glencoe, is en-
couraging veterans, their
families, and surviving
spouses to consider applying
for Disaster Relief Grants
from the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs fol-
lowing the recent flooding
and storms that have impact-
ed Sibley and McLeod coun-
The grants, which are for
disaster-related reimbursable
expenses of up to $1,000, are
available to veterans and their
families in the counties under
the Governor's Emergency
Executive Order 14-11 after
severe storms caused severe
flooding and damage across
much of Minnesota. The
grants can be used to cover
costs associated with the re-
pair and recovery of their
homes and property. Receipt
documentation for costs be-
tween June 11 and Aug. 31 is
required in order to receive a
disaster relief grant, and ap-
plications must be post-
marked by Sept. 30.
“These grants are one way
to help Minnesotans clean up
from the disaster that has
caused a great deal of damage
and stress for families in our
area,” Gruenhagen said. “I
hope eligible veterans and
their families will take advan-
tage of this opportunity as a
way to limit the financial im-
pact of this natural disaster.”
According to a Minnesota
Department of Veterans Af-
fairs press release, Veterans
should contact their County
Veteran Service Office
(CVSO) to apply for a Disas-
ter Relief Grant, or call 1-
888-LINKVET (546-5838)
for assistance finding the lo-
cation and phone number of
their Veteran Service Office.
For more information, vet-
erans can also visit
www.mn.gov/mdva and fol-
low the “Disaster Relief
Available” link on the front
Gruenhagen encourages veterans
to apply for disaster relief grants
A New Ulm man and
Sleepy Eye man face criminal
charges related to fatal vehi-
cle accidents in New Ulm and
west of Sleepy Eye earlier
this year, according to the
KNUJ Radio website.
Liam Kelly, New Ulm,
faces two felony criminal ve-
hicular homicide gross negli-
gence charges, two criminal
vehicular operation gross
negligence charges and mis-
demeanor driving after revo-
cation charges resulting from
an accident that killed one
and injured Kelly and another
passenger in February.
Kansas Adams, Sleepy
Eye, faces misdemeanor
charges for failure to use due
care and allowing more than
1.4 grams of marijuana to be
kept in a motor vehicle.
These charges result from an
accident just west of Sleepy
Eye that resulted in three
deaths and other serious in-
juries in early March.
The Brown County Attor-
ney’s Office announced the
filings on Friday, June 27.
Area men face criminal charges in fatal crashes
W W W . A R L I N G TO N M N N E W S . C O M
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Meteorologists in
Minnesota have a
wonderful profession
Our View: Where else can a person be
wrong half the time and still keep their job?
Guest Columns
Local and area residents can hardly blame meteorologists for
the seven-plus inches of rain that fell on the Arlington and Green
Isle area late Wednesday night, June 18 and early Thursday
morning, June 19. These meteorologists, however, have been
anything but accurate since the big storm.
Additional rain was forecast and threatened the completion of
the baseball tournaments in Arlington and Green Isle later that
same weekend, but never materialized. Heavy rain was also fore-
cast and had local and area residents on the edge last weekend,
but Arlington and Green Isle received much less than predicted.
Although local and area residents were no doubt very happy
additional rain did not fall, the inaccurate forecasts and predic-
tions are a recurring theme in the state.
Meteorologists these days seem to be eager to forecast in-
clement weather and get people all hyped up. Why? A lot of it
has to do with TV ratings. They want and encourage people to
tune into their local television channels and see the latest cover-
age on the storm of the century. One TV station attempts to out-
cover the others with their latest weather technology and gadgets.
A week does not go by in which TV stations do not lead their
newscast or break into local programming with the threat of a
storm that, more times than not, never materializes.
Times have certainly changed. Years ago, meteorologists did
not cry wolf about the storm of the century every week. If they
forecasted or predicted a big storm, it was almost guaranteed.
People throughout the past couple of generations could better
predict and forecast with their local weather lore or by their
aches and pains.
Well, summer is now here. That means the weekly inaccurate
forecasts, predictions and threats of thunderstorms, straight line
winds and tornadoes will start and be abundant on the local tele-
vision channels throughout the rest of the summer. The best rem-
edy for local and area residents is to ignore the long-range fore-
casts and take their chances with the same-day predictions.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
July 4
Don Wolter, Margo Trocke, Mary
Jaszewski, Trenton Schmidt and
Wendy ZumBerge.
July 5
Debbie Nerud, Jessica Pepin, Thea
Fallen, Karcyn Dose, Thomas Kube,
and Mr. and Mrs. Rich Nagel.
July 6
Craig Bullert, Darla Felmlee, David
Diekmann, David Mathwig, Jay
Schuetz, John Trocke, Pamela
Schmidt, Jonell Soeffker, Lynn
Tollefson, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kreft,
and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomes.
July 7
Angela Archer, Carol Fisher, Ellie
Franke, Emma Lenertz, Emma
Luskey, JoLene Scheer, Justin
Kirscht, Pat Otto, Sandi Kleist, and
Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Schroeder.
July 8
Bill Godwin, Cindy Von Eschen,
Owen Utendorfer, Rose Thies, Mr.
and Mrs. Clint Wibstad, and Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Dressen.
July 9
Abigail Reinert, Jennifer Schroeder,
Dr. and Mrs. Mike Noack, and Mr.
and Mrs. Francis Traxler.
July 10
Bob Schrupp, Jerry Schuetz, Kyle
Pioske, Phyllis Pautsch, and Mr. and
Mrs. Tim Eischens.
“Don’t apologize for being late,”
snapped the babysitter. “If I had a
kid like yours, I wouldn’t hurry
home either.”
One day a little girl was sitting
and watching her mother do the
dishes at the kitchen sink.
She suddenly noticed that her
mother had several strands of white
hair sticking out in contrast to her
brunette hair. She looked at her
mother and inquisitively asked,
“Why is some of your hair white,
Her mother replied, “Well, every
time that you do something wrong
and make me cry or unhappy, one of
my hairs turns white.”
The little girl thought about this
revelation for a while and then
gasped, “Oh, Mommy, how come
all of Grandma’s hair is white?”
“You have a very rare and ex-
tremely contagious condition,” the
doctor told his patient. “We’re going
to put you in an isolation unit, where
you’ll be on a diet of pancakes and
“Will pancakes and pizzas cure
my condition?” the patient asked.
“No, ” replied the doctor.
“They’re the only things we can
slip under the door.”
Expecting the world to treat you
fairly because you are a good person
is a little like expecting the bull not
to attack you because you are a veg-
Life is like a doughnut. You are
either in the dough or in the hole.
As a secretary was leaving the of-
fice she saw the CEO standing by
the shredder with a piece of paper in
his hand. “Listen,” the CEO said,
“this is a very important document.
Do you know how this thing
The secretary turned the machine
on, inserted the paper and pressed
the start button.
“Great,” the CEO said as his
paper disappeared inside the ma-
chine. “I just need one copy.”
A bum asks a man for two dollars.
The man says, “If I give you money,
will you buy booze?”
The bum says no.
The man asked, “Will you gam-
The bum says no.
“Then will you come home with
me?” the man asks. “I want my
wife to see what happens to a man
who doesn’t drink or gamble.”
By Glenn Mollette
We live in an interconnected
world. Energy, cars, televisions,
clothes and much more are traded
among the countries. There are posi-
tives with global trade. If we can't
get a good price at home then we
can shop elsewhere. Shopping is as
easy today as clicking on a comput-
er webpage.
Competition keeps everyone on
his toes. I've noticed in the last few
years that a lot of my shirts are com-
ing from Mexico, Vietnam and any
place except the United States it
seems. Years ago we laughed when
we looked at little transistor radios
that said made in Hong Kong. We
didn' t laugh very long as now it
seems that everything electronic is
made over "there" somewhere.
Competition grows as we import
food, furniture, billions of dollars in
oil and to be redundant, about every-
As competition stiffens Americans
must decide if we are going to com-
pete. If we don't work harder and
smarter we won't have anything in
America that anybody else wants to
buy. If we are buying everything
from someplace else then who is
buying our stuff made in America?
If we are not selling our stuff made
here then we will quit making or
growing anything. Eventually we
won't have any money in this coun-
try and China or Japan will not pay
our Social Security or medical bills.
We need to regain our independ-
ence in America. We need to use all
of our energy including oil, coal,
solar, wind and natural gas. We need
to stop buying all foreign oil. We
need to grow our own food and
catch our own fish. We need to bring
our jobs back to America. It's time
that we made that attractive to all
the corporations that we've lost. It
would benefit all of us for our jobs
to come home.
We need to secure our borders.
We can't take care of all the illegals
coming into this country because we
are struggling to take care of our-
selves. We need to get control of
those who pilfer our government
money. This includes public univer-
sities who charge exorbitant tuition
rates because most of the tuition is
either paid by taxpayers or student
loans that bury young adults. Med-
ical providers sock it to the system
as they bill Medical payers more
than most Americans could ever
We are spiraling out of control in
America. In the meantime our Veter-
ans are dying from poor medical
care and our active soldiers worry if
they'll even have a retirement or
medical care after serving our coun-
While our country struggles, Con-
gress can't agree on anything except
paying themselves more while too
many Americans are drowning in
the pond of "Me, My, Mine and I."
America will make it but it will be
on the backs of those who are will-
ing to dream, work and compete.
Those are the people that carved out
this wonderful place of opportunity
and liberty over 200 years ago.
Those are the same people who will
keep this country going.
Glenn Mollette is an American
columnist and author.
Celebrating the 4th, who will keep America going?
By Lee H. Hamilton
Like other federal scandals before
it, the mess involving VA hospitals
has followed a well-trod path. First
comes the revelation of misdoing.
Then comes the reaction: a shocked
public, an administration on the de-
fensive, grandstanding members of
Congress. Finally, major reform
bills get introduced, debated, then
put aside when the heat dies down,
or the target agency gets more
money thrown at the problem.
With the VA, we’re at the reform
part of the cycle. The House and
Senate have each passed their own
legislation to fix the VA’s health sys-
tem, including a massive infusion of
money — at least $50 billion a year
— to allow veterans to seek private
health care. Fiscal watchdogs are
crying foul, and the measures have
ignited a furious debate over
whether Congress should cut other
programs. In its rush to address pub-
lic outrage, Congress is proposing
dramatic changes that could have
benefited from more thorough con-
The irony is that this need not
have happened — not with the VA,
nor with the IRS or FEMA, or any
of the other cases in recent years
where the federal bureaucracy
proved to be dysfunctional and Con-
gress rushed in with a half-baked
fix. Mostly what is needed is for
Congress to do its job properly in
the first place.
This means exercising its over-
sight responsibilities and catching
problems before they mushroom.
Diligent oversight can repair unre-
sponsive bureaucracies, expose mis-
conduct, and help agencies and de-
partments become more effective. A
lot of federal employees are doing
good work, including at the VA;
Congress needs to encourage that
work while ridding the government
of shoddy practices.
To do this, it first needs to know
what’s happening. Each committee
and subcommittee with oversight re-
sponsibility should be keeping track
— on a close, even intimate basis —
of the department and agencies in its
purview. Performance, budget, per-
sonnel, management challenges,
major and minor problems: mem-
bers of Congress ought to be experts
on them all. They should also listen
carefully to their constituents and in-
terest groups focused on the per-
formance of a particular agency,
which are often in a position to give
Congress valuable information. Un-
derstanding the facts, working coop-
eratively with the federal agency,
and anticipating problems is a far
more useful approach than Con-
gress’s usual pattern of throwing up
its hands at a scandal and blaming
everyone else for the problem. The
crush of demand for VA services in
the wake of two wars was easily
foreseeable. Had Congress been on
its toes, it could have reacted to it.
Congress must also get serious
about reforming the federal bureau-
cracy. It needs to be careful not to
indulge in bureaucrat-bashing, but
federal managers do need more flex-
ibility with personnel systems than
they currently enjoy. Federal em-
ployees deserve to feel they’re being
listened to, respected, and treated
fairly, but management also must
have flexibility to hire and fire, and
to handle personnel problems proac-
tively. Congress also has to insist
that these agencies are training, re-
cruiting and retaining the necessary
These are immense agencies. The
VA is the nation’s largest health-care
system. In 2012, it dealt with 83.6
million outpatient visits. Its pro-
posed budget for 2015 is $164 bil-
lion, and it employs more than
300,000 people. This is work on a
scale most of us can barely imagine.
Mistakes are bound to happen.
This may be an argument for thor-
oughgoing administrative reform,
but it is also a fact Congress can’t
ignore: if it wants federal agencies
to work better, it has to work tire-
lessly to understand problems and
address them before they explode.
Does the agency have adequate re-
sources? How can it control bloat
and tighten the gap between the peo-
ple at the top and people on the front
line? Are there problems that need
addressing right now? Congress
cannot eliminate politics from this
oversight process, but politics
should not drive the whole oversight
The point is that many failures of
the federal bureaucracy can be
avoided with robust congressional
oversight. It’s a crucial part of im-
proving the performance of govern-
ment, and Congress has a duty to get
ahead of problems, not lag constant-
ly behind. Unless it’s willing to ac-
cept its responsibility for diligent
oversight, the next scandal is only a
matter of time.
Lee Hamilton is Director of the
Center on Congress at Indiana Uni-
versity. He was a member of the
U.S. House of Representatives for
34 years.
The lesson Congress should learn from VA scandal
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 3, 2014, page 5
The Fourth of July is one
of the most stressful and po-
tentially dangerous times of
the year for pets. While you
and your family, friends, and
neighbors are celebrating the
holiday with fireworks, pets
are finding these festive ac-
tivities anything but celebra-
Many pet parents assume
that if their pet is not afraid of
thunder or other loud noises,
they will not be bothered by
fireworks. This is not neces-
sarily true. Even pets who
normally are not bothered by
thunder and other loud noises
are often frightened and pan-
icked by the cumulative ef-
fects of the fireworks, the ex-
cited voices outside, and
being left alone inside the
If pets are left outside and
unattended, the noise and rau-
cousness often drives them to
run away. In fact, the July 4th
holiday is a very busy time
for animal shelters across the
U.S. They report taking in a
higher number dogs that run
off during firework festivi-
ties. In addition, many police
stations log higher volumes
of stray dog calls and barking
complaints on July 4th com-
pared to any other day of the
By planning ahead and tak-
ing some common sense pre-
cautions, you can help ensure
your pet is happy and safe
this Fourth of July.
Do not take your pet to
fireworks displays.
Do not leave your pet alone
in the car. With only hot air to
breathe inside a car, your pet
can suffer serious health ef-
fects even death in a few
short minutes. Partially
opened windows do not pro-
vide sufficient air, but they do
provide an opportunity for
your pet to be stolen. Howev-
er, if your pet is most com-
fortable in the car, some pet
parents find that driving
around with their pet in the
car helps to calm their pet.
Keep your pets in your
home in a comfortable and
quiet area with the shades
drawn. If your pet is crate
trained, then their crate is a
great choice. Some animals
can become destructive when
frightened, so be sure that
you' ve removed any items
that your pet could destroy or
that would be harmful to your
pet if chewed. Leave a televi-
sion or radio playing at nor-
mal volume to keep your pet
company while you're attend-
ing Fourth of July picnics,
parades, and other celebra-
If you know that your pet
is seriously distressed by loud
noises like thunder, consult
with your veterinarian before
July 4th for ways to help alle-
viate the fear and anxiety he
or she will experience during
fireworks displays.
If your pet seeks comfort
in a bath tub, under a bed or
other small space...let them.
Do not try to lure them out.
If the space is safe and it
makes them feel more secure,
let them be.
Never leave pets outside
unattended, even in a fenced
yard or on a chain. In their
fear, pets who normally
wouldn't leave the yard may
escape and become lost, or
become entangled in their
chain, risking injury or death.
Make sure your pets are
wearing identification tags so
that if they do become lost,
they can be returned prompt-
ly. Animals found running at-
large should be taken to the
local animal shelter, where
they will have the best chance
of being reunited with their
Pet safety tips for Fourth of July
80 Years Ago
June 28, 1934
Louis Kill, Editor
The occasional showers of the
past few weeks have done much
to relieve the drought situation
in Sibley County. The corn crop,
especially, is coming along in
splendid shape, and small grains
took a new lease on life. Pas-
tures also benefitted to such an
extent that they provided some
feed and as a result no cattle had
to be taken out of our communi-
ty to other feeding grounds. We
understand, however that a few
of our farmers took advantage
of the Federal Emergency Serv-
ice and disposed of a few head
of cattle.
Sunday, July 1 will be a day
of jubilation for the members of
St. John’s Lutheran Church of
Arlington Township, the oldest
Lutheran Church in Sibley
County; the day marks the dia-
mond anniversary of her congre-
gation. This fact will be fittingly
observed by three commemora-
tive services to which fellow
Christians and friends are here-
with cordially invited.
Officer Herman Stahl and
Tom Burke, local restaurateur,
went to Wright County Saturday
and cleared up a mysterious slot
machine robbery which oc-
curred here several weeks ago.
On the night of June 11, a thief
entered the Burke restaurant in
this city and got away with one
of the slot machines by cutting
the heavy chain with which it
was fastened to the counter. Mr
Burke discovered the robbery
the next morning but there were
no clues which would lead to
the identity of the thief. Other
places along the line were
robbed of slot machines the
same night, among them soft
drink parlors at Winthrop, Gib-
bon and Morton. Hearing that a
slot machine bandit had been
apprehended at Montrose last
week and lodged in the county
jail in Buffalo, the local men
went there to investigate. After
considerable questioning, the
prisoner who gave his name as
Stall, confessed to being impli-
cated in the theft here and other
places that night.
60 Years Ago
July 1, 1954
Louis Kill & Son, Publishers
The spring of 1953 saw the
erection of a 62x38-foot con-
crete block building in northeast
Arlington by the Nagel Packing
Company. This year Arlington’s
newest industry has branched
out to include the packaging and
bunching of radishes. The
owner of the business is 25
year-old Melvin Nagel.
This paper heard rather belat-
edly this week of the death of
Adam Didra, a former owner of
the Enterprise, who passed away
in Washington D. C. on June
8th. Mr. Didra owned the Enter-
prise in partnership with A. C.
Buck from 1910 to 1915 when
he sold out to the latter and took
a position in the government
printing office in Washington.
Deceased was a native of Hen-
derson, where he learned the
printing trade and later was em-
ployed at the Mankato Free
Press. He was about 80 years of
A business transaction was
closed this past week through
which the B. & M. Bar was sold
to Mrs. Fred Schultz. The bar
was formerly owned by Barney
and Margaret Winterfeldt.
40 Years Ago
July 4, 1974
Val Kill, Editor
A total of 165 children have
enrolled in the story hour pro-
gram in Arlington and Green
Isle this year. One hundred
twenty-nine youngsters in Ar-
lington and 36 in Green Isle.
The six week program is spon-
sored by School District No.
731 and is conducted by Marie
Kreft assisted by Colleen
O’Brien. A total of 129 children
were registered in last year’s
Jim Pederson, 10-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Peder-
son of Arlington, was knocked
unconscious while swimming in
a pool in Alexandria on June 22.
His oldest sister, Barb, 16, dove
into the pool and brought him
out. She immediately gave him
artificial respiration assisted by
Marge Herd of Green Isle and
Corrine Glieden of Arlington
and he regained consciousness
within minutes. Jim did not re-
quire hospitalization, although
he had a lump on the back of his
head for 24 hours.
Scharping Drug, in business
in Arlington since 1906, was
sold to Mr. Terry Culhane, for-
merly of Kilkenny, Minnesota,
effective July 1st.
20 Years Ago
June 30, 1994
Kurt Menk, Editor
A ten-year-old Arlington boy
was rescued from High Island
Creek by his brother, according
to the Sibley County Sheriff’s
Department. Jonathan Mc-
Cormick, 10, was walking his
bike across the railroad trestle
near Arlington Food N’ Fuel
when the incident occurred.
Jonathan, authorities said, fell
into the creek after his bike
started to slip from the railroad
trestle and he attempted to grab
it. Jonathan’s brother, Wayne Jr.,
13, and their friend, Dylan
Lueth, 11, who were also walk-
ing their bikes across the rail-
road trestle, immediately reacted
to the situation. Wayne Jr. ran
down to the bank, jumped into
the creek and pulled Jonathan to
shore, authorities said. Wayne
Jr. then blew in Jonathan’s
mouth and pushed on his stom-
ach while Lueth ran to Food N’
Fuel for assistance. Jonathan
was taken by the Arlington Am-
bulance to the Arlington Munic-
ipal Hospital. He sustained
bumps and scrapes and was held
for observation.
The grand opening for the
AmberField Place Apartments
of Arlington will be held in the
community room of the senior
building at 822 West Main
Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 14.
Jennifer Scharpe, Arlington
exhibited her grand champion
bull named Scharpe Gambler
Ladys Reno, at the 1994 Min-
nesota Junior Angus Field Day
in Brooten.
Nearly 70 students in
grades 3-5 participated in the
Science Fair at the Sibley
East Elementary School in
Arlington during the school
Students who won a blue
ribbon had the opportunity to
participate in the Regional
Science Fair at Minnesota
State University, Mankato,
this past spring.
Nine of the 12 blue ribbon
winners participated at the re-
gional science fair. They were
Shelby Dieball, Davis Wib-
stad, Rand Bovard, Devan
Kumar, Jackson Burdorf, Jor-
dan Mueller, Alyson Dieball,
Oscar Kreft and Micah Scher-
Three of these students re-
ceived grant awards. They
were Devan Kumar (Bronze
Medal), Jordan Mueller (Sil-
ver Medal) and Jackson Bur-
dorf (ISEF Ribbon)
Third Grade
Jessica Wolter and Jacelyn
Tigre: How to fill a balloon
without touching it. (White
Mallory Sylvester: Barbie’s
bad hair day. (Blue Ribbon)
Morgan Thoele: Will the
presence of seed crystals
change the growth of rock
candy? (White Ribbon)
Mya Kube: Which juice
cleans a penny best? (White
Joey Mueller: What is stat-
ic electricity? (White Ribbon)
Shelby Dieball: Which liq-
uid is best to grow plants?
(Blue Ribbon)
Mya Streeter: Self-inflating
balloons (White Ribbon)
Chetan Kumar: What pow-
ers a digital clock without
using batteries? (Red Ribbon)
Fourth Grade
Lily Dose and Morgan
Halquist: What helps cut ap-
ples not turn brown? (White
Jessica Schealler: What
kind of pencil sharpens best?
(Participation Ribbon)
Jake Schmidt and Sam
Ebert: Sunlight versus refrac-
tive light. (White Ribbon)
Claudia Gronholz: Will
adding salt to water make it
boil faster? (Red Ribbon)
Krystal Exsted: Why are
cats’ tongues rough? (Partici-
pation Ribbon)
Adrianna Krueger: Which
bread molds the fastest? (Red
Jacquelyn Wibstad: How
does hand sanitizer and hand
soap affect the growth of
bread mold? (Red Ribbon)
Taylor Bachman: Does
more expensive laundry de-
tergent work better than less
expensive? (Red Ribbon)
Fifth Grade
Davis Wibstad: How does
caffeine affect the growth of
a plant? (Blue Ribbon)
Omar Soria: Which type of
water helps a plant grow
faster? (Red Ribbon)
Rand Bovard: What tem-
perature increase amount af-
fects the number of minutes
for ice cube melt? (Blue Rib-
Abby Lane: What type of
sugar grows crystals the
fastest? (Red Ribbon)
Madison Tuchtenhagen:
How does water travel
through the stem of a plant?
(Participation Ribbon)
Benji Johnson: How long
does a balloon hovercraft
float? (Participation Ribbon)
Caleb Dose: Which bat hits
farther - wood or aluminum?
(Blue Ribbon)
Charlotte Robeck: Which
bread will mold the fastest?
(Participation Ribbon)
Devan Kumar: Do gamers
have a faster reaction time
than non-gamers? (Bue Rib-
Jackson Burdorf: Can a
plant grow better in one win-
dow than another? (Blue Rib-
Jordan Mueller: Do sub-
marines need fins? (Blue Rib-
Matt Ziegler: Is winning
correlated with fun? (Red
Jack Nelson: Do pulleys
make it easier to lift all
things? (White Ribbon)
Noah Kellermann: What
burger molds the fastest?
(White Ribbon)
Summer Brockhoff: How
do you know when an egg
goes bad? (Participation Rib-
Isabel Valdez: Which bat-
teries last the longest? (White
Kris Borjas: Will an egg
not crack when dropped?
(Participation Ribbon)
Brevon Rose: Natural
household food preservation.
(White Ribbon)
Ellie Harens: How do ac-
tion video games trigger an
adrenaline response. (White
Noah Brockhoff: Can a
lemon turn on a light bulb?
(Participation Ribbon)
Madeline Jensen: Which
way does the strawberry stay
the freshest? (White Ribbon)
Keegan Effertz: What zi-
ploc is better for an unpeeled
fruit? (White Ribbon)
Colin Chavez: Which pop
goes flat the fastest? (White
Alison Dieball: How many
germs are around us? (Blue
Faith Otto: What helps
plants grow faster? (Partici-
pation Ribbon)
Jaden Kmetz: Does caf-
feine effect the heart rate?
(Red Ribbon)
Ben Quast: What makes
the best homemade silly
putty? (Red Ribbon)
Kiernan Louwagie: Does a
mint actually cool things
down? (Blue Ribbon)
Isabel Tigre: Crystallized
fudge. (White Ribbon)
Ashtyn Bullert: Do mints
actually cool you down?
(White Ribbon)
Matthew Davis: Fun or
frustrating. (Participation
Shaylee Exsted: Does dog
drool kill germs? (White Rib-
Roberto Farias: Which bat-
teries last the longest in a
flashlight? (White Ribbon)
Valerie Jacquez: No title
given. (Participation Ribbon)
Ava Kicker: Where does
cheese mold the fastest? (Par-
ticipation Ribbon)
Jasmine Klancke: Why is
mold green? (Participation
Oscar Kreft: What is the
most effective wart remover?
(Blue Ribbon)
Demitri Marbury: How can
an egg shell disappear? (Par-
ticipation Ribbon)
Julian Reyes: What helps a
plant grow faster? (White
Micah Scherer: Which fur-
nace filter allows more wind
through? (Blue Ribbon)
Chandler Bening: What in-
sulation heats a house best?
(Participation Ribbon)
Aaron Flieth: Which grows
faster - stalagmites or stalac-
tites? (White Ribbon)
Kiri In: Which is best for
preserving strawberries? (Par-
ticipation Ribbon)
Yaneth Lopez: Which juice
cleans a penny best? (White
Aydan Ramos: What kind
of name brand popcorn pops
best? (White Ribbon)
Caleb Scharpe: No title
given. (White Ribbon)
Carson Schwichtenberg:
What will cushion an egg
best when dropped? (Partici-
pation Ribbon)
Trevor St. John: Which
type of potato is greasiest?
(Participation Ribbon)
Gabe Tellez: How long
does it take to make a salt
crystal? (White Ribbon)
Benjamin Westphalen:
What happens when you put
an egg in different sub-
stances? (Participation Rib-
Jesus Gallardo: How much
salt does it take to float an
egg? (White Ribbon)
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
These three students from the Sibley
East Elementary School in Arlington re-
ceived grand awards during the Re-
gional Science Fair at Minnesota State
University, Mankato. Left to right: Jor-
dan Mueller, Jackson Burdorf and
Devan Kumar.
Nearly 70 students participate in the
Science Fair at SE Elementary School
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 3, 2014, page 6
The Arlington Greys, for
the fourth straight year,
brought the Mankato Baltics
Base Ball Festival trophy
back to Arlington. The Greys
have won all nine games
played in Mankato during the
past four years.
The Greys will travel to
Stillwater for a base ball tour-
nament hosted by St. Croix
on Saturday, July 19.
Arlington 2
Mankato 1
The Arlington Greys edged
the Mankato Baltics 2-1 at
Erlandson Park in Mankato
on Saturday afternoon, June
The Baltics scored their
only run in the bottom of the
first inning.
The Greys scored their first
run in the top of the third in-
ning when Roger “The
Preacher” Hoeben singled
and later scored from second
base on an infield out.
Arlington tallied its second
and eventual winning run in
the top of the fifth frame
when Dan “Young Blood”
Splettstoeser singled and later
scored on singles by Jim
“Yukon” Kreft and Pat “Fish”
Chad “Part-Time” Bach-
man, Mike “One-Way” Feterl
and Nienaber sparked the of-
fense with two singles each.
Jeff “The Babe” Menk, Steve
“Little Bill” Pioske, Jeff
“Dutch” Pinske, Hoeben and
Splettstoeser added one sin-
gle apiece.
Nienaber yielded one un-
earned run over seven innings
and posted the mound victo-
Arlington 8
Northfield 1
The Arlington Greys tallied
five runs in the bottom of the
third inning and eventually
defeated Northfield 8-1 at Er-
land Park in Mankato on Sat-
urday afternoon, June 28.
Jeff “Dutch” Pinske and
Roger “The Preacher”
Hoeben sparked Arlington’s
18-hit attack with three sin-
gles each. Mike “One-Way”
Feterl collected a single and a
double while Jeff “The Babe”
Menk, Jim “Yukon” Kreft
and Dan “Young Blood”
Spletts-toeser contributed two
singles apiece. Pat “Fish”
Nienaber, Chad “Part-Time”
Bachman, Steve “Little Bill”
Pioske and Cody “Rocket”
Doetkott added one single
Nienaber, for the second
consecutive game, yielded
one run and posted the
mound win.
Also in attendance for both
games were manager Kurt
“Flash” Menk and scorekeep-
er Dwight “Ike” Grabitske.
Arlington Greys again win festival trophy
Enterprise photo courtesy of Marge Erickson
Seated: Batboy Jack Feterl. Front Row: (left to right)
Roger “The Preacher” Hoeben, Pat “Fish” Nienaber,
Steve “Little Bill” Pioske, Dan “Young Blood”
Splettstoeser and Cody “Rocket” Doetkott. Back Row:
(l to r) Jim “Yukon” Kreft, Mike “One-Way” Feterl, Jeff
“Dutch” Pinske, manager Kurt “Flash” Menk, Chad
“Part-Time” Bachman, Jeff “The Babe” Menk and
scorekeeper Dwight “Ike” Grabitkse.
By Kurt Menk
The Green Isle Irish base-
ball team posted three victo-
ries in action last week.
The Irish, 17-2 overall, will
travel to Carver at noon Sun-
day, July 6. Green Isle will
also host Cologne at 5:30
p.m. Sunday, July 6. The Irish
will travel to Young America
at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 7.
In addition, the Irish will host
Winsted at 7:30 p.m. Wednes-
day, July 9.
Green Isle 7
Young America 6
The Green Isle Irish base-
ball team scored a run in the
bottom of the ninth inning
and edged visiting Young
America 7-6 on Wednesday
evening, June 25.
Alex Twenge sparked the
offensive attack with a single
and two doubles. Bjorn
Hansen ripped a triple while
Keller Knoll belted a double.
Mac Zachow, Axel Twenge,
Aaron Bigaouette and Brian
Scherschligt added one single
Joe Martinson pitched the
first four innings and yielded
three earned runs on four hits.
He also fanned one and
walked six.
Chris Knoll worked the
final five frames and posted
the mound victory. The right
hander gave up one unearned
run on just three hits. He also
struck out eight and issued
two walks.
Green Isle 9
Watertown 3
The visiting Green Isle
Irish baseball team defeated
Watertown 9-3 on Friday
night, June 27.
Brian Scherschligt led the
Irish bat with a single and
two doubles. Zach Herd
pounded out three singles
while Chris Knoll had two
singles. Alex Twenge and
Bjorn Hansen ripped one
double apiece while Connor
Herd and Pat Gullickson
added one single each.
Mac Zachow hurled score-
less ball over the first six in-
nings and earned the mound
win. The right hander struck
out eight and walked one.
Hansen pitched the next
two innings and surrendered
three earned runs on four hits.
Alex Twenge worked a
scoreless ninth inning.
Green Isle 14
Norwood 0
The Green Isle Irish base-
ball team plated 10 runs in
the bottom of the first inning
and eventually trounced visit-
ing Norwood 14-0 during a
seven-inning game on Sun-
day afternoon, June 29.
Pat Gullickson fired a one-
hitter over seven innings for
the mound victory. The right
hander struck out nine and
walked one.
Alex Twenge and Austin
Brockhoff powered Green
Isle’s 14-hit attack with one
single each and one double
apiece. Chris Knoll and Bjorn
Hansen collected two singles
each while Zac Weber ripped
a triple. Matt Breyer, Zach
Herd, Axel Twenge, Connor
Herd and Nate Pilacinski
added one single each.
Green Isle Irish post 3 victories in past week
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington A’s baseball
team dropped four games in
action during the past week.
The A’s game against Plato
has been cancelled for 7:30
p.m. Monday 7.
Chanhassen 5
Arlington 1
The Arlington A’s baseball
team fell to visiting Chanhas-
sen 5-1 on Tuesday night,
June 24.
Matt Pichelmann, Tyler
Agre and Nick Haupt con-
tributed one single each as
the A’s managed only three
Pichelmann pitched the
first seven innings and was
tagged with the mound set-
Jason Meyer worked the
final two frames in relief.
Jordan 8
Arlington 0
The visiting Arlington A’s
baseball team managed only
two hits and was shut out by
Jordan 8-0 on Thursday
night, June 26.
Andrew Leonhardt and
Matt Pichelmann collected
one single each in the loss.
Jason Meyer pitched the
first 2 1/3 innings and suf-
fered the mound setback.
Dan Cheis hurled the next
4 2/3 frames while Leonardt
worked the final inning in re-
Former Arlington A’s base-
ball player Joe Lucas ripped
two doubles for Jordan. For-
mer Arlington A’s baseball
player Jake Lucas also col-
lected two singles for the host
Gaylord 9
Arlington 1
The visiting Arlington A’s
baseball team lost to Gaylord
9-1 on Friday evening, June
Nathan Thomes ripped a
double for the A’s in the loss.
Nathan Henke, Michael
Bullert, Matt Pichelmann and
Andrew Leonhardt con-
tributed one single each.
Scott Husfeldt, who started
on the hill for Arlington,
pitched a solid six innings,
but was tagged with the
mound setback.
Lukas Bullert and Tyler
Agre followed in relief.
Ed Reichenbach sparked
the Islanders with two singles
and a solo home run. Collin
Grams contributed three sin-
gles while Brad Walsh ripped
two doubles. Paul Mages had
two singles while Kyle
Grams collected a double.
Britt Vaubel added a single.
Andrew Grack pitched the
first seven innings for Gay-
lord and posted the mound
Brody Rodning worked the
final two frames in relief.
Le Sueur 11
Arlington 4
The Arlington A’s baseball
team managed only three hits
and lost to visiting Le Sueur
11-4 on Sunday night, June
Nathan Henke, Michael
Bullert and Gannon Jordahl
collected one single apiece.
Dan Cheis pitched the first
six innings and was tagged
with the mound loss. The
right hander surrendered four
unearned runs on seven hits.
He also fanned six and
walked one. The A’s commit-
ted four errors during the first
six frames.
Andrew Leonhardt hurled
the seventh inning and yield-
ed three earned runs.
Tyler Agre followed for
two-thirds of an inning and
gave up two earned runs
while Lukas Bullert worked
the final 1 1/3 frames and
gave up two earned runs.
Arlington A’s baseball team drops 4 games in action
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East American
Legion baseball team
dropped two games in league
action during the past week.
Sibley East, 1-4 overall,
will travel to Jordan on Mon-
day night, July 7. The
Wolverines will host Le
Sueur on Wednesday
evening, July 9.
Jordan 6
Sibley East 3
The Sibley East American
Legion baseball team lost to
visiting Jordan 6-3 on
Wednesday night, June 25.
Nathan Thomes ripped a
double while Austin Brock-
hoff and Nick Haupt con-
tributed one single each.
Colin Mehlhop went the
distance on the hill and suf-
fered the mound loss. The
right hander yielded five hits
and struck out three.
Tri-City United 5
Sibley East 4
The visiting Sibley East
American Legion baseball
team was edged by visiting
Tri-City United 5-4 on Mon-
day night, June 30.
Nathan Thomes collected
the lone hit for Sibley East in
the loss.
Lukas Bullert pitched the
entire game and was tagged
with the mound setback. The
right hander surrendered nine
hits and fanned two.
SE American Legion
drops 2 league games
Submitted Photo
All Star Game
Cordell Bates, a three-year offensive lineman for the
Sibley East varsity football team, played left guard for
the South Team which recently defeated the North
Team 37-22 during a Minnesota Football Coaches As-
sociation All Star Game at Clemens Stadium on the
campus of St. John’s University. “Cordell certainly
showed people that we play good physical football in
the Minnesota River Conference,” said Sibley East
head coach Chuck Hartman. His brother, Tyler Bates,
represented Sibley East in the All Star Game last
year. Cordell Bates is pictured with Hartman and his
two sons, Jack Hartman (bottom left) and Charlie
Hartman (bottom right). Cordell is the son of Eric and
Kris Bates, Arlington.
By Kurt Menk
Arlington A’s outfielder
Shane Henke has been cho-
sen to play in the eighth an-
nual Town Ball All Star
The River Valley League
(RVL) and Dakota-Rice-Scott
League (DRS) will play at
Walsh Field in Gaylord on
Friday night, July 11.
The Home Run Derby will
be held from 7 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. Gaylord Islander first
baseman Ed Reichenbach
will be one of the four partic-
ipants in the home run derby.
The All Star Game will fol-
low at 7:30 p.m.
Henderson Tigers baseball
players who have been select-
ed to play in the all star game
include infielder Kirby Weck-
worth and catcher Jacob
Gaylord Islanders who
have been selected consist of
first baseman Ed Reichen-
bach and catcher Jon Waltz.
Shane Henke chosen to
play in All Star Game
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In the matter of Joint Ditch #2 SC
Petitioners Robert Kloth, et-al
Request formal approval to be in-
Into the Joint Ditch #2 SC
Drainage System
WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of
January, 2014, a Petition for the
inclusion of property into the Joint
Ditch No. 2 Sibley and Carver
Counties was filed in the office of
the County Audi tor of Si bl ey
County, Minnesota, and
WHEREAS, The Viewers ap-
pointed on the 11th day of March,
2014 and Charles Vermeersch of
SEH, Inc. was on the 11th day of
March 2014, appointed as the
Engi neer i n sai d proceedi ngs
have filed their reports as provid-
ed by law,
NOTICE, That the hearing on
said hydrology study will be held
before the Joint Ditch Authority
on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:30
p.m. i n the Commi ssi oner ’s
Room in the Courthouse in the
City of Gaylord, Minnesota. Items
to be discussed and considered
1. Recei ve the Hydrol ogy
Study (Presented by SEH, Inc.)
2. Consider accepting the Hy-
drology Study as presented by
SEH, Inc.
3. Receive the Viewer’s Report
(Presented by Ditch Viewers)
4. Consi der accepti ng the
Viewer’s Report
5. Consider directing the Sibley
County Attorney to draft a Finding
and Final Order.
6. Other items of business as
deemed necessary
If you have any questi ons,
please contact the Sibley County
Auditor’s Office at 507-237-4070
or PropertyTax@co.sibley.mn.us.
Dated: June 25, 2014
/s/ Lisa Pfarr
Sibley County Auditor
Publish: July 3, 10 and 17,
In the matter of Joint Ditch #22
Petitioners Robert Kloth, et-al
Request formal approval to be in-
Into the Joi nt Di tch #22 SC
Drainage System
WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of
January, 2014, a Petition for the
inclusion of property into the Joint
Ditch No. 22 Sibley and Carver
Counties was filed in the office of
the County Audi tor of Si bl ey
County, Minnesota, and
WHEREAS, The Viewers ap-
pointed on the 11th day of March,
2014 and Charles Vermeersch of
SEH, Inc. was on the 11th day of
March 2014, appointed as the
Engi neer i n sai d proceedi ngs
have filed their reports as provid-
ed by law,
NOTICE, That the hearing on
said hydrology study will be held
before the Joint Ditch Authority
on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:30
p.m. i n the Commi ssi oner ’s
Room in the Courthouse in the
City of Gaylord, Minnesota. Items
to be discussed and considered
1. Recei ve the Hydrol ogy
Study (Presented by SEH, Inc.)
2. Consider accepting the Hy-
drology Study as presented by
SEH, Inc.
3. Receive the Viewer’s Report
(Presented by Ditch Viewers)
4. Consi der accepti ng the
Viewer’s Report
5. Consider directing the Sibley
County Attorney to draft a Finding
and Final Order.
6. Other items of business as
deemed necessary
If you have any questi ons,
please contact the Sibley County
Auditor’s Office at 507-237-4070
or PropertyTax@co.sibley.mn.us.
Dated: June 25, 2014
/s/ Lisa Pfarr
Sibley County Auditor
Publish: July 3, 10 and 17,
ROOM #149
2013- 6:30 P.M.
Fol l owi ng the Sal ute to the
Flag, the meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m.Members pres-
ent: Brian Brandt , Scott Dose
(6:35pm), Beth DuFrane, Anne
Karl, Missy Weber and Danny
Member Karl moved, second
by Member Weber, to amend the
agenda. Item 1: New Business
Daryl Thurn- District Wide Testing
would be replaced by Tim Uh-
lenkamp Sibley County Agricul-
ture Building Information. The
motion was approved by 5-0 vote
(member Dose not yet present).
Member Karl moved, second by
Member DuFrane, to approve the
agenda. The motion was ap-
proved by 5-0 vote (member
Dose not yet present).
were no visitor comments
Approval of Minutes-Recom-
mend approval of November 19,
2013 Non-Public and Regular
School Board Minutes. Person-
nel: Hire/s: Sara Gabrielson, High
School Social Studies- per Mas-
ter Agreement Step: 8 Lane:
Masters +40 ($47, 959) Volunteer
Coachi ng- Dusti n Meul eners-
Wrestling, Derek Hahn-Wrestling,
Chris Koob-Wrestling, Ben Tollef-
son-Wrestling, Rod Tollefson-
Wrestling, Mike Bergs-Wrestling
Approval of consent Agenda:
Member DuFrane moved, sec-
onded by Member Karl, to ap-
prove the consent agenda. The
motion was approved by 5-0 vote
(member Dose not yet present).
Review and approve FY 2013
Final Audit Report presented by
Joel Stencel, Certified Public Ac-
countant, Eide Bailly. Motion by
Member DuFrane seconded by
Member Woehler to approve the
Fi nanci al Audi t Report Year
Ended June 30, 2013. The mo-
tion was approved by 5-0 vote
(member Dose not yet present).
Tim Uhlenkamp, Sibley East
Agriculture Instructor informed
the Board of plans to partner with
GFW FFA Alumni Association to
raise funds for the Sibley County
Agricultural Education Center to
be built at the Sibley County Fair-
Review and comment-District
Strategic Roadmap Document.
Document is currently in draft
form and will be brought before
the board for formal approval in
January, 2014.
Consi der certi fyi ng 2013
Payable 2014 Levy Certification
Maximum $1,083,995.14 as rec-
ommended. Motion by Member
Karl seconded by Member Weber
to approve 2013 Payable 2014
Levy Certification at Maximum
Levy Authority, $1,083,995.14.
The moti on was approved by
unanimous vote 6-0.
Bills/Payments: Recommend
approval of December 2013 bills
totaling $1,038,271.6 Motion by
Member Woehl er second by
Member DuFrane to approve De-
cember 2013 bi l l s total i ng
$1,038,271.65. The motion was
approved by unanimous vote 6-0.
Approve the standard mileage
rate as of Jan 1, 2014 at $ .56
per mile and the mileage rate for
medical and moving purposes
are $ .235 per mile. Motion by
Member Karl second by Member
Woehler to approve the standard
mileage rate as of Jan 1, 2014 at
$ .56 per mile and the mileage
rate for medical and moving pur-
poses are $ .235 per mile. The
motion was approved by unani-
mous vote 6-0.
Approve financial donations
from: Arlington VFW Post 6031
$500-Cross Country uniforms,
Kristen and William Rosenfeld
$75-Cross Country uniforms, Ar-
lington Lions Club $100-Media
Center books, Bradley and Ruth
Thom $50-Media Center books,
Harlan Fisher in memory of Mary
Fisher $100-Media Center books,
Gaylord American Legion Auxil-
iary Unit 433 $100-Media Center
books, Gaylord Sertoma $100-
Sound system power supplies,
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church $200-
Jazz Band. New Auburn VFW
Post 7266 $500-Marching Band,
Arlington Historical Society, Inc.
$50- choir caroling
Motion by Member Weber sec-
onded by Member Woehler to ac-
cept the fi nanci al donati ons
noted. The motion was approved
by unanimous vote 6-0.
Member Karl had to exit the
meeting at 6:55pm following the
New Busi ness porti on of the
Mari Lu Martens and Tim Schell-
hammer presented building activ-
ity reports to the Board.
Ji m Amsden reported to the
Board regardi ng mi d-year
progress on Administrative Goals
established in July 2013. Specifi-
cally addressed were the Princi-
pal and Teacher Evaluation Mod-
els as well as efforts to more ef-
fectively communicate with dis-
trict residents.
ter Workshop (January 15-17,
2014), Organizational Meeting
set for Tuesday, January 21,
2013 @ 6:30 P.M.
ing was adjourned at 7:30pm p.m
Motion by Member DuFrane sec-
ond by Member Woehler to ad-
journ the meeting. The motion
was approved by unanimous vote
5-0 (member Karl absent).
Chairperson-Brian Brandt
Clerk-Scott Dose
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East Girls Basketball Camp
The following girls who will be entering grades 1-3 re-
cently attended the Sibley East Girls Basketball
Camp. Front Row: (left to right) Gracie Straub, Maryn
Pazdernik, Jadyn Kreger, Kelsi Maurer and Tatiana
Tomlinson. Middle Row: (l to r) Karcyn Dose, Olivia
Halquist, Morgan Haggenmiller, Kate Arneson
and Bridget Biron. Back Row: (l to r) Morgan Haggen-
miller, Mya Kumar, Kendra Schmidt, Rachel Dose and
Jada Henke. The camp was directed by Sibley East
head girls basketball coach Todd Warzecha.
The following girls who will be entering grades 4-6 re-
cently attended the Sibley East Girls Basketball
Camp. Front Row: (left to right) Jessica Widmer,
Sophia Straub, Emily Holmquist,Jacquelyn Wibstad,
Taylor Kube and Adrianna Kreger. Middle Row: (l to r)
Aliana DeVlaeminck, Tegan Biron, Morgan Thoele,
Morgan Halquist, Rachel Widmer, Breea Utendorfer
and Kirsten Ziegler. Back Row: (l to r) Kiernan
Louwagie, Megan Weber, Jaden Kmetz, Olivia
Kloempken, Faith Otto, Alivia Strack and Ellie Kreft.
The camp was directed by Sibley East head girls bas-
ketball coach Todd Warzecha.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East Girls Basketball Camp
The Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources reports
a major drop in drunken boat-
ing arrests and accidents
around the state.
So far this year, 10 people
have been arrested for boat-
ing while intoxicated BWI on
Minnesota waters — com-
pared to more than 20 arrests
this time last year.
In 2013, 89 people were ar-
rested for BWI compared to
158 in 2012— a 50 percent
And one of the three boat-
ing fatalities in 2014 has been
alcohol related.
Alcohol use was a factor in
about 8 percent of fatal boat-
ing accidents in 2013 com-
pared to 33 percent in 2012.
“We have zero tolerance
for anyone found operating a
boat under the influence of
alcohol or drugs on our wa-
ters,” said Capt. Greg Salo,
DNR enforcement, central re-
gion manager. “Drinking al-
cohol and boating has seri-
ous, even deadly, conse-
quences and our goal is to
make sure everyone makes it
home after a day on the
Weather has played a role
in the decline in alcohol-re-
lated incidents, he said. Due
to a late spring, in combina-
tion with heavy rains, fewer
boaters are on the water. But
boaters are also making safe
decisions. DNR conservation
officers and water patrol
deputies are seeing more
boaters with designated sober
Operating a boat with a
blood alcohol level of .08 or
higher is against the law.
Boaters caught operating
under the influence will find
their day on the water come
to an end and their boat will
be impounded. Additional
penalties can include arrest,
fines and loss of boating priv-
DNR: Drop in drunken boating arrests and accidents
For ground-nesting birds,
high-water levels present an-
other threat to their survival,
the Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources said.
In southern Minnesota,
grassland ground-nesting
birds like pheasants, mead-
owlarks, dickcissels,
bobolinks, native sparrows,
and ground-nesting ducks like
the blue-winged teal lay their
eggs on or near the ground.
When nests become sub-
merged, the eggs get too cold
and incubation is aborted. If
there are very small chicks al-
ready in the nest, they too
could become too cold and
wet and die from hypothermia
or drowning.
“Wet conditions during
nesting times are always
rough, but this year has been
an exceptionally difficult
one,” said Carrol Henderson,
Nongame Wildlife Program
supervisor. “After the long,
cold winter we had, the birds
didn’t have much time to take
advantage of mild, dry condi-
tions they need for success.”
If the nests are flooded be-
fore the eggs hatch, the birds
will likely re-nest and hatch a
brood of young later in the
summer. If the chicks have al-
ready hatched and die from
exposure from being soaked
by the rains, the birds typical-
ly will not re-nest and they are
done for the year.
Early-nesting waterfowl
like Canada geese and Trum-
peter swans should be hatched
by now and the young should
be old enough to survive high-
er water conditions. However,
overall it is a tough year for
ground-nesting wildlife as
well as for the farmers,
landowners, and communities
affected by the heavy rains.
The following misdemeanors,
petty misdemeanors and gross
misdemeanors were heard in Dis-
trict Court June 13-20: Minnesota
State Patrol (MSP); Sheriff’s Of-
fice (SO); Department of Natural
Resources (DNR); MN Depart-
ment of Transportation
Bradley C. Moore, 63, Mendo-
ta Heights, speed, $135, Arling-
ton PD; Irving Reyes Ramirez,
19, Arlington, driver falls to stop
for stop sign, $135, Arlington
PD; Juan Villegas, 18, Gaylord,
uninsured vehicle-driver viola-
tion, continued, unsupervised
probation six months, no same or
similar, no driving without insur-
ance, Arlington PD; Mauricio S.
Cedeno, 29, Gaylord, driving
after revocation, $200, Gaylord
PD; Chad J. Grosam, 38, New
Ulm, speed, $135, Gaylord PD;
Gregory W. Newell, 44, Vadnais
Heights, check forgery-offer/pos-
sess with intent to defraud, dis-
missed, Gaylord PD; Marquis J.
Sims, 20, Le Sueur, disorderly
conduct, dismissed, damage to
property-intentional damage-
other circumstances, stay of im-
position, unsupervised probation
one year, restitution reserved for
30 days, no misdemeanor viola-
tions or greater, pay restitution, if
contested affidavit must be filed
within 30 days, keep court/attor-
ney informed of current address,
pay restitution before fines, fees
and surcharges, remain law-abid-
ing, $185, Gaylord PD; Roberta
M. Welch, 49, Gaylord, damage
to property-intentional damage-
other circumstances, stay of im-
position, supervised probation
one year, local confinement one
day, credit for time served one
day, contact with probation, fol-
low all conditions set forth in the
probation agreement, follow all
instructions of probation, sign
probation agreement, pay restitu-
tion before fines, fees and sur-
charges, remain law-abiding, psy-
chiatric evaluation/treatment, fol-
low recommendation of evalua-
tion, sign all releases of informa-
tion, take medications in the pre-
scribed dosage and frequency, no
alcohol/controlled substance use,
no possession of alcohol or
drugs, random testing, no same or
similar, $385, Gaylord PD;
Stephanie E. Zavala, 19, Gaylord,
driving after suspension, contin-
ued, unsupervised probation one
year, pay costs, no same or simi-
lar, keep court/attorney informed
of current address, no driver li-
cense violations, no driving with-
out insurance, obtain driver’s li-
cense by 10/1/14 and provide
proof to court administration,
$200, Gaylord PD; Kimberly N.
Grussing, 30, Hutchinson, speed,
$145, Gibbon PD; Kirk D. Hawk,
52, Belle Plaine, driving without
a valid license or vehicle
class/type, speed, continued, un-
supervised probation one year,
pay costs, no same or similar,
keep court/attorney informed of
current address, $225, driver
must carry proof of insurance
when operating vehicle, dis-
missed, Gibbon PD; Denice D.
Aaron, 48, Big Lake, speed,
$135, Henderson PD; Robert M.
Colby, 59, Chanhassen, speed,
$145, Henderson PD; Kassandra
M. Dose, 25, Henderson, DWI-
operate motor vehicle under in-
fluence of alcohol, stay of impo-
sition, unsupervised probation
one year, chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, follow rec-
ommendations of evaluation, sign
all releases of information, victim
impact panel, no same or similar,
complete booking, remain law-
abiding, keep court/attorney in-
formed of current address, $385,
DWI-operate motor vehicle-alco-
hol concentration 0.08 within two
hours, dismissed, Henderson PD;
Gerhardt H. Glienke Jr. , 67,
Faribault, speed, $135, Hender-
son PD; Greg M. Klement, 37,
Savage, speed, $135, Henderson
PD; Lincoln H. T. McCabe, 35,
Prior Lake, speed, $135, Hender-
son PD; Richard L. Polo Jr., 29,
Riverdale, N.J., speed, $135,
Henderson PD; Ronald C. Wiese,
78, Le Sueur, speed, $350, Hen-
derson PD; Ismail H. Alqawasmi,
40, Gaylord, driving after revoca-
tion, dismissed, MSP; Michael A.
Alsleben, 49, Winthrop, railroad-
stop or yield sign violation, con-
tinued, unsupervised probation
one year, pay costs, remain law-
abiding, no driver license viola-
tions, $125, MSP; Israel Alvara-
do, 18, New Auburn, driving
without a valid license or vehicle
class/type, $270, MSP; Scott E.
Austad, 56, Mankato, speed,
$125, MSP; Lori A. Bell, 59,
Farmington, speed, $135, MSP;
Shanon D. Capers, 40, St. Paul,
speed, $125, MSP; Jose R. Car-
denas, 38, Winthrop, operate ve-
hicle with material or equipment-
covers head or tail lamp or reflec-
tor, $125, MSP; Paul W.
Doehling, 62, Arlington, failure
to display current registration
$115, MSP; Megan K. Dose, 39,
Arlington, speed, $225, MSP;
John F. Dreckman, 63, Balaton,
seat belt required, $110, MSP;
Natalie N. Goffin, 21, Buffalo,
speed, $135, driver must carry
proof of insurance, dismissed,
MSP; Jill M. Grams, 36,
Winthrop, railroad-stop ot yield
sign violation, $125, MSP; Brit-
tany M. Haala, 23, New Ulm,
passing on right when prohibited,
$135, MSP; Ricky J. Harriman,
56, Byron, vehicle gross weight
limit violation, $1,085, MSP;
Kirk D. Hawk, 52, Belle Plaine,
driving without a valid license or
vehicle class/type, continued, un-
supervised probation one year,
pay costs, remain law-abiding,
keep court/attorney informed of
current address, no same or simi-
lar, speed, $245, MSP; John C.
Heald, 34, West St. Paul, speed,
$135, MSP; Larry Kirschbaum,
64, New Auburn, seat belt re-
quired, $110, MSP; Shannon J.
Kotasek, 39, Henderson, speed,
$135, MSP; Andrew P. Maidl, 21,
Lafayette, seat belt required,
$110, MSP; Dean B. Major, 59,
Brownton, vehicle load not se-
cured properly-leaking dropping,
blowing on road, $145, MSP;
Matthew H. Nelson, 37,
Winthrop, speed, $135, MSP;
Teresa L. Olson, 34, Courtland,
speed, $145, MSP; Madeline L.
Rivard, 22, White Bear Town-
ship, speed, $135, driver must
carry proof of insurance, dis-
missed, MSP; Trevor R.
Schloesser, 21, Le Center, speed,
$125, MSP; Michael W. Schmidt,
60, Redwood Falls, license plates
required on front and rear of ve-
hicle, $115, MSP; Jairo V. Soto,
39, Waconia, speed, $125, MSP.
Shawn C. Sumerfelt, 36, New
Prague, violate limited drivers li-
cense conditions-license not in
possession, continued, unsuper-
vised probation one year, pay
costs, keep court/attorney in-
formed of current address, no
driver license violations, obtain
drivers license by 10/1/14 and
provide proof to court adminis-
tration, no same or similar, $200,
MSP; Levi R. Blakeman, 27,
Eagan, assault-gross misde-
meanor, dismissed, SO; McKen-
zie J. Elder, 18, Winthrop, speed,
$125, SO; Matthew R. Hanson,
37, Sauk Rapids, speed, $145,
SO; Ruby D. Johns, 45, Hender-
son, DWI-operate motor vehicle-
alcohol concentration 0.08 within
two hours, dismissed, SO; Steven
J. Ruter, 64, Green Isle, domestic
assault-commits act with intent to
cause fear of immediate bodily
harm or death, continued, unsu-
pervised probation six months, no
same or similar, keep court/attor-
ney informed of current address,
SO; Jennifer G. Santiago, 32, Ar-
lington, speed, $225, SO; Maria
D. Villarreal, 31, Olivia, DWI-
operate motor vehicle-alcohol
concentration 0.08 within two
hours, stay of imposition, unsu-
pervised probation one year, vic-
tim impact panel, chemical de-
pendency evaluation/treatment,
follow recommendations of eval-
uation, sign all releases of infor-
mation, keep court/attorney in-
formed of current address, no
same or similar, no alcohol relat-
ed traffic offenses, no driving
without insurance, no driver li-
cense violations, $385, SO; Ken-
neth L. Friesen, 79, Sioux Falls,
S.D. speed, $135, Winthrop PD.
The following felonies were
heard in District Court June 13-
Levi R. Blakeman, 27, Eagan,
possess pistol/assault weapon-
conviction or adjudicated delin-
quent for crime of violence, con-
tinued, supervised probation
three years, local confinement 30
days credit for time served three
days, sentence to service 80
hours for indeterminate, contact
with probation, follow all condi-
tions set forth in the probation
agreement, follow all instructions
of probation, sign probation
agreement, sign all releases of in-
formation, take medications in
the prescribed dosage and fre-
quency, maintain employment or
education, no same or similar, re-
main law-abiding, continue to at-
tend appointments with psychia-
trist, $100, domestic assault-by
strangulation, dismissed, SO;
Ruby D. Johns, 45, Henderson,
criminal vehicular homicide or
operation-operate motor vehicle-
alcohol concentration 0.08 or
more, commit to commissioner of
corrections-adult(MN correction-
al facility-Shakopee, 41 months,
stay five years), supervised pro-
bation five years, local confine-
ment 30 days, sentence to service
30 days for indeterminate, chemi-
cal dependency evaluation/treat-
ment, follow recommendations of
evaluation, sign all releases of in-
formation, contact with proba-
tion, follow all conditions set
forth in the probation agreement,
follow all instructionss of proba-
tion, sign probation agreement,
no alcohol/controlled substance
use, no possession of alcohol or
drugs, random testing, victim im-
pact panel, remain law-abiding,
no same or similar, $185, SO;
Timothy M. Wenisch, 44, Lam-
berton, drugs-store meth para-
phernalia in the presence of a
child, dismissed, drugs-possess
schedule 1, 2, 3, 4-not small
amount of marijuana, local con-
finement 180 days, credit for time
served 142 days, $85, Winthrop
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 3, 2014, page 8
Bituminous Seal Coat – 2014
City of Arlington
Arlington, Minnesota
Sealed bids for the construction of a bituminous seal
coat project will be received at the Office of the City Ad-
ministrator, City of Arlington, 204 Shamrock Drive, Ar-
lington, MN 55307 until 11:00 a.m. on July 17, 2014.
The bids should be in a lump sum (not-to-exceed)
amount. Sealed bids should be labeled as “seal coat bid”.
Bids will be opened and read aloud at 11:00 a.m. on July
17, 2014 in the Council Chambers at the City Offices,
204 Shamrock Drive, and will be presented at the City
Council meeting on Monday, July 21
at 6:30 p.m. for
bid acceptance.
The work to be done consists of the construction of bitu-
minous seal coat on streets and public parking lots with-
in the City. The Contractor shall calculate the quantity of
square yards to be seal coated and provide this quantity
to the City with their lump sum bid price. It is the Con-
tractor’s responsibility to verify the square yards. Speci-
fications and a map of the streets and parking lots to be
seal coated are available at City Offices or on the city’s
website at www.arlingtonmn.com. City reserves the
right to remove street segments and reduce the Lump
Sum amount based on the square yard reduction by ratio.
Alternative bid amount should be provided in square
yard for ‘fog seal’ over the top of the base bid chip seal.
City reserves the right to select a specific amount of
streets to be ‘fog sealed’ and not required to fog seal the
entire 2014 project limits.
All bids delivered to the City of Arlington become prop-
erty of the City. All bids must be signed by the individ-
ual. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids
and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein
and to award the Bid to other than the lowest bidder if,
in their discretion, the interest of the City would be best
served thereby. For additional information, or to set up a
time to inspect the streets, contact Maintenance Supervi-
sor Tony Voigt at (507) 380-6533.
Sibley County Court
The Minnesota Medical As-
sociation is advising Min-
nesotans to stay safe this
Fourth of July holiday by
leaving the lighting of fire-
works to the professionals.
“Every year, too many chil-
dren and adults are hurt by
fireworks that go off unex-
pectedly,” said MMA Presi-
dent Cindy Firkins Smith,
M.D. “Young people suffer
eye and hand injuries from
fireworks each summer. It’s
better to celebrate Independ-
ence Day by watching fire-
work displays set off by ex-
On average 200 people go
to the emergency room every
day with fireworks-related in-
juries in the month surround-
ing the Fourth of July, accord-
ing to 2011 data from the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety
Commission. Forty-six per-
cent of those injuries are to
hands and fingers; 17 percent
to eyes. And it’s not just the
large fireworks that are hurt-
ing people. Seventeen percent
of the injuries were the result
of seemingly harmless
“The MMA would prefer
that fireworks not even be
available but as long as they
are around we encourage
everyone to use extreme cau-
tion,” Smith said.
Stay away from fireworks on the 4th
When working on outdoor
home projects, Great River
Energy urges homeowners to
be aware of underground haz-
ards associated with digging.
Underground power lines
can be just as dangerous as
overhead power lines. Avoid
serious injury and property
damage by calling 811 before
you dig to have underground
facilities marked. Striking an
underground facility can lead
to personal injury, repair
costs, penalties, delays and in-
convenient outages.
• Minnesota state law re-
quires everyone who intends
to excavate to contact Gopher
State One Call at 811 or 1-
800-252-1166 at least two full
working days in advance. The
law is designed to protect you,
your underground utilities and
the public, and is a free serv-
• During those 48 hours, the
utility companies will mark
the approximate location of
their facilities.
• It is your responsibility to
dig in a careful and prudent
manner. If you damage a line,
you may be financially re-
sponsible for repairs.
You may also submit your
dig information at gophersta-
Safety is a shared responsi-
bility. Marking underground
utilities before digging and
digging with caution helps
protect you, your family and
your neighbors, and keeps
your community safe and con-
Call before you dig this summer
Submitted Photo
Northern Pike
Caleb Seeman, Arlington, caught this
42-inch Northern Pike while fishing in
Boundary Water Canoe Area during Fa-
ther’s Day weekend. He is the son of
Doug and Connie Seeman, Arlington.
Flooding could be harmful for ground-nesting birds
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Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, July 3, 2014, page 9
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according
to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17:9-10 NIV
St. John’s Lutheran
Arlington Township
Vacancy Pastor Harold Storm
Bible Class: 9 a.m. • Worship: 10 a.m.
Commercial and Industrial Builders
Green Isle, MN 55338
ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551
Arlington State Bank
Serving the Community Since 1895
A & N Radiator Repair
Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners
23228 401 Ave., Arlington
877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II
Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
700 W. Lake St., Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-3700
or TOLL FREE: 1-888-466-3700
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
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Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-2201
Church News
The 49th Biennial Conven-
tion of the WELS Minnesota
District was recently held on
the campus of Martin Luther
This year ’s theme was
“Building the Walls of
Jerusalem.” The focus was on
healthy churches. From the
opening service led by Pro-
fessor Jon Boeder and Pastor
Jeff Limpert, accompanied by
the talents of choir directors
and musicians from MLC and
Minnesota District congrega-
tions, to the presentations
from Professor Alan Sorum,
and Pastors Jon Hein and
Elton Stroh, the emphasis
was on the importance of bas-
ing our plans, stewardship,
and outreach on the Word of
God, so that our congrega-
tions are spiritually healthy.
Delegates were challenged
to address the “elephants in
the room,” that is, to ask the
difficult questions about
needs and stumbling blocks
in our congregations, and to
consider how we might an-
swer those questions and
solve those problems. In re-
sponse to this, Staff Minister
Brandon Steenbock of St.
Paul’s, New Ulm asked: “Are
our churches places where
the unchurched would feel
comfortable, welcome, and
able to understand what is
being done? Or our churches
mostly for the churched?” He
then commented, “I think the
answer to all these questions
is founded on the Gospel –
first leading our people to see
themselves as sinners in des-
perate need of God’s grace,
and seeing God’s grace in
their lives very clearly. But it
cannot just be the hour spent
in the pew on Sunday morn-
ing. We need to find ways to
reach people and families
throughout their week, and
lead them to see their need
for their Savior in all aspects
of life, and to see Jesus is
their Savior, their leader, and
their strength.”
Dr. Gene Pfeifer of St.
Croix Lutheran High School
commented: “I am always en-
couraged by Isaiah 55:11:
‘...so is my word that goes
out from my mouth: It will
not return to me empty, but
will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for
which I sent it.’ I think our
conference did a good job of
keeping us focused on what
it’s all about – being a tool
used by God for his purpose
– the saving of lives eternal-
Lay delegate Dale Neyhart
commented on the unity and
spirit of the convention: “The
unity [of the delegates] shows
through as Paul urges us to be
one body in Christ. As it is
written in 1 Corinthians
12:12. “The body is one unit
through its makeup of many
parts. So it is with Christ.
Now you are the body of
Christ, and each one of you is
a member of it.”
Another lay delegate, Dean
Willrett from St. Paul’s,
North Mankato, commenting
on the emphasis of the con-
vention said: “While it is im-
portant to have a long range
plan, it is equally important
to have short term plans that
help us reach our goal. These
plans need to be reevaluated
continuously, and if they are
not working, to discard them
and start new. We need to
trust in the work of the Holy
Spirit (working through the
means of grace) and not put a
stumblingblock in the way.”
One change in the Min-
nesota District was the elec-
tion of a new Second Vice
President, Pastor Dennis
Klatt. Pastor Klatt said: “The
convention reminded me that
ministry planning seldom
bears fruit without action
planning and follow-through.
Good intentions alone do not
result in the gospel being
With such encouragement,
delegates were sent on their
way, compelled by the word
of God to make plans which
further the work of God’s
kingdom according to his will
and promise. The fallen walls
of Jerusalem have been re-
built by Christ who with his
sacrificial life and death, has
made us the living stones of
his house, and the servants of
his kingdom.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
Arlington, is a member of the
Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS)
Minnesota District. Dele-
gates attending from St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church in-
cluded Rev. Bruce Hanne-
man, Eric Kaesermann and
Don Koch.
Biennial Convention of the WELS MN District
held at the campus of Martin Luther College
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, July 4: 8:30 a.m. Mass
Saturday, July 5: 5:00 p.m.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, July 6: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar).
Monday, July 7: 8:30 a. m.
Mass (Bre). 8:30 a.m. Word and
Communion (Mar). 8:00 p.m.
AA and Al Anon (Mar).
Tuesday, July 8: 8:30 a. m.
Mass (Bre and Mar). 9:30 a.m.
Mass Arlington Good Samaritan.
Wednesday, July 9: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre). 5:00 p.m. Mass
Thursday, July 10: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre and Mic). 7:30 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous (Mic).
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Glen Bickford,
interim pastor
Sunday, July 6: 10:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion.
Monday, July 7: 7:00 p. m.
Evening worship with Commun-
ion at St. Paul’s.
Wednesday, July 9: 1:30 p.m.
WELCA. 7:30 p.m. Council
(Missouri Synod)
Vacancy Pastor
Harold Storm
Phone 507-964-2400
Thursday, July 3: 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for bulletin information.
Sunday, July 6: 10:00 a.m.
107 W. Third St.,
Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier
(507) 647- 5777
Parsonage (507) 647-3739
Sunday, July 6: 9:30 a. m.
Worship. 10:45 a.m. Fellowship
Wednesday, July 9: 9:00 a.m.
Prayer coffee.
Thursday, July 10: 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible study at Peik’s.
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, July 4: 10:00 a. m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, July 6: 9:00 a.m. Wor-
ship with Communion. 10:15
a.m. Bible study with Rhonda.
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, July 6: 9:00 a.m. Wor-
Green Isle Township
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, July 4: 10:00 a. m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, July 6: 10:30 a.m.
Worship service without com-
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
Interim Pastor
Dan Hermanson
Sunday, July 6: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Holy Communion.
10:00 a.m. Fellowship.
Tuesday, July 7: 6:00-7:00
p.m. TOPS in church basement.
Thursday, July 10: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
Christian & Missionary
Pastor John Cherico
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Sunday, July 6: 9:00 a. m.
Adult Sunday school. 10:30 a.m.
Worship service and children’s
church for children age 4 to 6th
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
Rodney J. Stemme, Pastor
Saturday, July 5: 8:00 a.m. A-
Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Bible study at Bette
Sunday, July 6: 9:00 a.m and
11:00 a.m. Worship with Com-
munion. 10:15 a.m. Fellowship
Tuesday, July 8: Pastors con-
ducts worship at Good Sam.
Thursday, July 10: 10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Worship
on cable TV. 1:00 p.m. Women’s
Bible study at Jean Olson’s.
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
Sunday, July 6: 9:00 a.m. Wor-
ship with Communion.
Monday, July 7: 7:30 p. m.
Worship with Communion.
Tuesday, July 8: 8:30 a. m.
counting committee. 7:00 p.m.
Council meeting.
Wednesday, July 9: 6:00 p.m.
Outreach meeting. 7:00 pm. Vi-
sion committee meeting.
Thursday, July 10: 10:00 a.m.
Bulletin information due. 11:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Services on
cable TV channel 8.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Thursday-Saturday, July 3-5:
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Ukrainian Church family camp at
Alpka Wis. Pastor Bob Holmbeck
speaker/Bible teacher. Welcome-
need to sign up ahead one month.
Sunday, July 6: 9:00 a.m. Sun-
day school. 10:00 a.m. Sunday
worship service.
Wednesday, July 9: 6:30 p.m.
Bible classes and Youth Focused.
8:00 p.m. Supper-welcome!
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Deb Meyer, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, July 6: 9:00 a. m.
Worship service.
Tuesday, July 7: 6:00 p.m.
Budget & Finance team.
Wednesday, July 9: 7:00 p.m.
Church council.
15470 Co. Rd. 31,
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, July 6: 9:30 a. m.
Worship service.
Tuesday, July 8: 7:00 p.m.
Consistory meeting.
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation
Meals are served at
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Monday: Swedish meat-
bal l s, papri ka potatoes,
spinach, bread with mar-
garine, ice cream, low fat
Tuesday: Liver or pepper
steak, buttered boiled pota-
toes, peas, bread with mar-
gari ne, apri cots, l ow fat
Wednesday: Chef salad
with turkey, ham, cheese,
dressing, tomato and cu-
cumber slices, muffin with
margarine, brownie, low fat
Thursday: Roast beef,
mashed potatoes, carrots,
dinner roll with margarine,
pudding dessert, low fat
Friday: Pork chow mein,
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