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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 4 • Thursday, August 1, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Kurt Menk
The start of the Highway 5
Project, which was originally
scheduled to begin on Mon-
day, July 29 and rescheduled
to start Monday, Aug. 5, has
been delayed again.
Due to additional utility
and detour work, the project
is now expected to begin on
Monday, Aug. 12.
That is the latest report
from the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Transportation
(Mn/DOT) if local utilities
can be repositioned in time.
The nearly $5 million pave-
ment replacement project in-
cludes replacing the culvert at
the south edge of Green Isle
and relocating it with a new
channel. The utilities are lo-
cated in the area of the cul-
vert and need to be moved to
accommodate construction,
according to reports from
Once the project begins,
traffic will be detoured to
Sibley County Road 9,
McLeod County Roads 1 and
10 and Carver County Road
50. Heavy commercial traffic
will be detoured to Sibley
County Road 13 and 15 and
then connect to the remaining
detour to avoid the weight-re-
stricted bridge on Sibley
County Road 9.
Knife River Corporation –
North Central of Sauk Rapids
is the contractor on the proj-
ect that includes seven miles
of pavement replacement and
a mill and overlay in Green
Isle. The project is expected
to be completed in late Sep-
For current statewide travel
information, visit www.511-
Start date for Highway 5 Project is delayed again
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Jody Armstrong, a representative from the Minnesota
Zoo, brought a number of different animals to the Ar-
lington Public Library on Friday afternoon, July 26.
The library was packed for the event, according to Ar-
lington Public Library Director Kathy Homme.
By Kurt Menk
An open house for adjacent
property owners in conjunc-
tion with the Safe Routes To
School project was held at the
Arlington Community Center
on Monday night, July 29.
The core part of the project
will include new sidewalks
on the west side of Second
Avenue Northwest from Elgin
Street to West Alden Street;
rebuilt sidewalks on the east
side of Second Avenue North-
west from West Main Street
to West Douglas Street; and
new and repaired sidewalks
on the west side of Second
Avenue Northwest from West
Alden Street to West Adams
Alternate A includes the re-
pair and replacement of side-
walks along the north side of
the 100 block of West Chan-
dler Street.
Alternate B includes new
sidewalks along the north
side of the 100 block of East
Chandler Street.
Alternate C includes a new
crosswalk along Second Av-
enue Northeast and the con-
struction of a new sidewalk
on the east side of the Sibley
East Athletic Complex.
Preliminary reports indicate
that the grant for the Safe
Routes To School project will
cover the core part of the
project and all three alter-
After the open house, the
City Council is expected to
award the bid during its regu-
lar meeting on Monday night,
Aug. 5.
Construction is expected to
start on Monday, Aug. 12.
Construction will last 45
The City of Arlington, with
Sibley County as a sponsor
and the Sibley East Public
Schools and St. Paul’s
Lutheran School as coopera-
tive partners, received a fed-
eral $199,980 Safe Routes To
School grant during the late
summer of 2011.
Arlington, at that time, was
one of 16 Minnesota projects
funded by the federal pro-
gram and announced by the
Minnesota Department of
Transportation (Mn/DOT).
Of the 16 projects, 12 are
in Greater Minnesota and the
rest are in the Twin Cities
metropolitan area. All of the
grants will be used to im-
prove or build trails and side-
walks for walking and biking.
The total was $3.8 million.
“These projects will make
walking and biking to school
easier for children and more
acceptable to their parents,”
Mn/DOT Commissioner Tom
Sorel said at the time the
grants were announced. “The
grants will mean safety im-
provements in routes to
school so students will be
more inclined to walk to
school. And walking to
school is another way to in-
crease exercise for healthier
Overall, there were 82 ap-
plications representing $83
million in projects.
Open house held for Safe Routes To School project
By Dave Pedersen
A majority of the updates
regarding the Sibley County
court system involved how
advancements in technology
will change the system for the
Karen Messner from court
administration reported to the
board of commissioners at
the meeting on Tuesday, July
“We are on a very aggres-
sive path with moving to-
wards e-Courts,” said Mess-
ner about speeding up the
transfer of information and
eliminating the large paper
trail. “Soon, everything filed
with the courts will need to
be electronic. This is a huge
undertaking by the State of
Minnesota Judicial Branch. It
will provide increased access
to the courts, not only by our
justice partners, but also by
the public. The demand is
there to have service and to
be able to file documents
24/7. If you file at night, it
will be waiting for us in the
In order to prepare for e-
Courts, Wi-Fi was installed
within the courthouse in the
spring. This enables attorneys
and other parties to access
court files. Dual monitors
were recently installed as an-
other step for preparing for e-
All documents filed with
the courts are now being im-
aged, a process that started a
year ago.
“We are not to the point of
releasing these documents to
our public terminals, but we
hope to do so by the middle
of September,” said Messner.
“Then the public can see
court files that are accessible
to the public and the docu-
ments in them. We need to
complete an audit process be-
fore we can turn our images
loose. We need to be ex-
tremely careful that we do not
release confidential docu-
Messner said the court is in
the process of implementing
a new state directed failure to
appear process for petty mis-
demeanor cases.
“If the defendant does not
appear in court, the state will
automatically take the case
and convict them 10 days
after they missed their ap-
pearance,” said Messner.
“This is not the case though if
there is a request by the pros-
ecutor for a warrant.”
Messner said the Early
Neutral Evaluation (ENE)
process has started in Sibley
and McLeod counties.
“This is a program that
connects divorcing parents
with judges and neutral eval-
uators early in the court
process to provide the oppor-
tunity to resolve issues sur-
rounding their dissolution,”
said Messner. “There are two
avenues in these cases, all
which are heard in McLeod
Regarding average court
case filings, Messner said the
county is up in the juvenile,
traffic, probate and family
areas and down in civil and
criminal cases. Overall, the
county is down by nine cases
from the same time last year.
Cindy Fahey is a new em-
ployee, starting in a half-time
position in June. The replace-
ment for Bonnie Paulsen has
22 years experience working
in a law office.
County is rapidly moving to e-Courts system
By Dave Pedersen
After declining to pro-
vide a high speed commu-
nication system in the
county on a public basis,
Sibley County Board of
Commissioners listened to
a proposal from a private
investor at the meeting on
Tuesday, July 23.
The county decided not
to bond for a fiber optic
system and way of supply-
ing high speed internet,
cable TV and phone serv-
ice to urban and rural
areas. County Commis-
sioners saw it as too much
of a financial risk.
Representatives of Blue
Sky Broadband gave a
presentation to the board,
wondering if it had an ap-
petite for a private compa-
ny to make a major invest-
ment in the county. In
order to proceed, Blue Sky
will be looking for some
kind of commitments and
contracts from the county
and cities.
The mission of the com-
pany is to provide seam-
less high speed internet
and voice utilizing state of
the art fourth generation
wireless protocols.
The proposal for Sibley
County is to provide infra-
structure in excess of
$5,000,000 over the first
five years to support con-
tinuous coverage for
cities, residents, business-
es and public safety
routes. It would enhance
redundancy where needed
and maintain quality of
service as more customers
join the network.
Services to the county
include mobile data,
phone services, video con-
ferencing, web hosting,
plus TV and video servic-
es. Expectations include
generating revenue from
accounts averaging
$25,000 per month.
“It is a win-win situa-
tion for us, the county and
the residents,” said Amad
Malkawi from Blue Sky
Broadband. “Other com-
panies only focus on large
metro areas. We focus on
smaller less populated
areas. Our goal is to cover
100 percent of your coun-
ty from edge to edge, serv-
ing anything out there.”
Malkawi said his com-
pany does not have to “re-
invent the wheel” because
it works with major com-
panies to form a team and
put a plan together.
“Our proposal for Sib-
ley County is that you
need about 10 towers,
each with four transmit-
ters, enough to provide
continuous coverage in the
county,” said Malkawi.
“We will make sure that
some important areas will
always have coverage.”
The Blue Sky business
model starts with a major
account as a base and
builds from there. Malka-
wi said expectations are
moderate and not aggres-
sive. Prices won’t go up
unless customers make
changes to upgrade servic-
The growth rate for the
last three years of mobile
data download demand
has been 10 times con-
stantly, noted Malkawi. He
added that the demand
will continue to get larger.
In 2009, the average
download per month was
7 MB and jumped to 7 GB
in 2012.
“Whoever provides the
data needs to be able to
keep up with the demand,”
said Malkawi. “You can
build a network, but to
maintain it you must make
sure it is reliable.”
The criteria used by
Blue Sky is to serve areas
that are not served or are
underserved markets in
need of high speed broad-
band internet network,
Areas should not be too
small or large in popula-
“We want to ensure sus-
tainability or customers
Continued on page 3
Private broadband
investor makes a
proposal to county
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, August 1, 2013, page 2
The Sibley County
Historical Society
is publishing
a book about
Do you have:
• Pictures of COUNTY
schools or students
graduation pictures
& programs
• Memories or stories
to share
We will scan your
pictures on the spot for
immediate return.
Bring Items to the Sibley
County Museum in
Henderson on Tuesdays.
We are usually there by
9:30 a.m. but call
507-248-3434 just to be
sure someone will be
there. Or mail items to us
at P.O. Box 407,
Henderson, MN 56044
or e-mail us at:
Happy Birthday
Aug. 7
To our 40-Year-Old
Open House
Lorraine Rucks
Sun., Aug. 11
1-5 pm
Arlington Haus Too
Please join her children
in celebrating her
special day.
Thursday, August 1: Arlington Ambulance Serv-
ice, 7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
p.m., meeting 7 p.m.
Monday, August 5: Arlington City Council, coun-
cil chambers, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 6: Arlington Garden Club, Nyla
Matzke home, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7: Knights of Columbus of-
ficers, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 8 p.m.
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (straight thru)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Arlington State Bank
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Fax (507) 964-5550
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It’s newspaper
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News Briefs
Crash northwest of Gaylord
A two-vehicle accident reportedly occurred at the in-
tersection of County Road 10 and County Road 4 about
five miles northwest of Gaylord at 5:40 p.m. Monday,
July 22, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s De-
A 2012 Ford Fusion driven by Sarah N. Moyle, 25,
Hutchinson, was northbound on County Road 4 when a
2000 Ford Taurus driven by Nathan Decker, 24, Gib-
bon, traveled east through the stop sign without stop-
ping, according to the report. The Moyle vehicle struck
the Decker vehicle on its passenger side. Both vehicles
sustained extensive damage.
All occupants were wearing their seatbelts, the report
said. Lynden Decker, 16, who was a passenger in the
Decker car, was transported by the Winthrop Ambu-
lance to a nearby hospital. A medical update was un-
Nathan Decker was issued a citation for failing to
stop at the stop sign.
The Winthrop Fire Department also assisted at the
Cell phones stolen at SE
Two cell phones were reportedly taken from the boys’
locker room at the Sibley East Senior High School in
Arlington sometime between 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tues-
day, July 23, according to the Arlington Police Depart-
iPads reported as missing
Three iPads were reported as missing by the Sibley
East Public Schools on Tuesday, July 23, according to
the Arlington Police Department.
The iPads were issued to three students, but were not
returned to Sibley East at the end of the 2012-13 school
Rose on President’s List
Sibley East graduate Aaron Rose was recently named
to the President’s List at South Central College, North
Mankato, during the spring semester.
To qualify for this honor, a student must be in good
academic standing, earn a minimum of 12 credits, and
achieve a grade point average of 3.500 or better during
the semester.
Enterprise given incorrect info
The Arlington Enterprise used information from the
Minnesota State Patrol website which was later found to
be incorrect in a story on a two-vehicle accident that oc-
curred along Highway 5 near Gaylord at 7:06 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17.
The 1992 Mercury Topaz was driven by Evelyn R.
Dittmer, Glencoe.
Selma Dose, Arlington, was a passenger in the
Dittmer vehicle, not the Dillon vehicle.
Blood drive set for Aug. 27
The Arlington Blood Drive will be held at the Arling-
ton Community Center from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 27.
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Raised Gardens
Vegetables are thriving in the two raised gardens,
built by rural Arlington resident Darrel Alsleben, at
the Good Samaritan Center - Arlington. The endeavor
is a partnerhip between the Statewide Health Im-
provement Program (SHIP), Sibley Medical Center
and Good Samaritan Society - Arlington. The fresh
vegetables will be served in the cafeteria at the nurs-
ing home so the residents can eat fresh, locally
grown, healthy foods. (Top Photo) Mary Bachman,
SHIP Coordinator and Sibley County Public Health &
Human Services; Tiffany Brockhoff, Human Resource
Director at Good Samaritan Society; Colleen Connol-
ly, Director of Dietary Services at Good Samaritan So-
ciety; Thea Fallen, Sibley Medical Center Wellness
Committee; Jane Scharpe, Sibley Medical Center
Wellness Committee; and Theresa Bjorklund, Com-
munity Relations at Good Samaritan Society - Arling-
ton. (Left Photo) Good Samaritan Society Activity Di-
rector Donna Grewe, back, and resident Madonna
Dorweiler, front, pose for a picture next to one of the
two raised gardens. The two raised gardens are 3’ X
8’ in size and are wheelchair accessible. Employees
from the Sibley Medical Center and Good Samaritan
Socity - Arlington will share the gardening duties.
Editor’s Note: The follow-
ing article is reprinted from
the City of Arlington August
Ever thought about volun-
teering in your community?
Ever thought about becoming
an EMT? Why you may ask?
Volunteering can be an inter-
esting, rewarding and fun
way to meet new people and
contribute to your communi-
ty! Ambulance services like
Arlington’s are always look-
ing for new members to en-
hance our ability to respond
to emergencies. Arlington is
specifically looking for indi-
viduals to cover daytime
shifts during the week. Inter-
ested in joining? Here are
some questions and answers
to frequently asked questions
that may influence your deci-
Question: What is required
to become an EMT (Emer-
gency Medical Technician)?
Answer: A person wishing
to be certified as an EMT
needs to successfully com-
plete a 110-hour course and
pass the National Registry
Written Exam.
Question: How often do the
EMT classes meet?
Answer: Usually the EMT
classes are held two nights a
week for 4 hours each night.
The class is usually complet-
ed in about three and one-half
Question: How much does
the EMT class cost?
Answer: Although prices
do vary slightly between
training institutions, the cur-
rent cost for an EMT course
is between $1,000-$2,000.
Most tuitions include the cost
of textbooks and workbooks.
Question: Will the City of
Arlington pay my tuition?
Answer: Yes, the City of
Arlington will pay for your
tuition provided that you pass
the class and become an ac-
tive member, in good stand-
ing, of the Arlington Area
Ambulance Service for a
minimum of one year.
Question: Does working
for the volunteer ambulance
mean I don’t get paid?
Answer: Absolutely not.
When a person “takes call” it
means the person has signed
up for a particular shift (ei-
ther daytime or overnight),
Continued on page 5
Ever thought about becoming an EMT?
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, August 1, 2013, page 3
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By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East Public
Schools continue to con-
duct an independent inves-
tigation into the charge
against elementary physical
education teacher and var-
sity girls basketball coach
Doug Flieth, according to
Superintendent Jim Ams-
Flieth was recently
charged with one count of
interference with privacy
for allegedly using his cell
phone to record underneath
a hair stylist’s dress in Ar-
lington on Saturday, July 6,
according to the Sibley
County Attorney’s Office.
He was charged on Tues-
day, July 9.
A special non-public
closed meeting under Min-
nesota Statute 13D.05,
Subd.2(a)(2), was held after
the regular school board
meeting on Monday night,
July 15. The posted purpose
of the meeting was to re-
view active investigative
data regarding an employee
of the district.
Another closed session
will be on the agenda for
the next School Board
meeting which will be held
in Arlington at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 5, according
to Amsden.
Independent investigation continues
into charge against SE teacher/coach
won’t stay,” said Malkawi.
“Our experience is it takes
time for residents and others
to join. Once we build the in-
frastructure, everybody bene-
Blue Sky provides services
in Mankato, Waseca, Spring-
field, St. James, Mapleton,
Amboy and Waldorf to name
a few in this area.
County Commissioner Bill
Pinske asked if there was an
impact to the recently activat-
ed Armor Emergency Radio
system. Malkawi said the
radio system is completely in-
dependent and not used for
transmitting data. However,
emergency activity can be co-
ordinated with the help of the
data system, letting everyone
know what is going on.
County Administrator Matt
Jaunich said he will take the
proposal to the technology
committee to look at how this
may fit the needs.
Timing of implementation
is different from cable or
fiber, said Malkawi. A broad-
band system can be up and
running in six months com-
pared to five or six years to
build out a fiber or cable sys-
“That is why 4G is taking
off, because it is easy to de-
ploy,” adds Malkawi. “It no
longer takes years.”
Broadband Continued from page 1
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Arlington City Engineer Jason Femrite,
a representative from Bolton & Menk,
Mankato, addressed questions and
concerns during an open house for the
Safe Routes To School project at the
Arlington Community Center on Mon-
day night, July 29.
Open House
After over 40 years of pro-
viding meals once a day for
seniors at the Hillside Court
Apartments, the Le Sueur
senior dining site closed on
Wednesday, July 31, accord-
ing to an article in the Le
Sueur News-Herald.
The closing, blamed on the
loss of funding, is due to the
recent federal sequestration
that brought automatic spend-
ing cuts to programs across
the country.
Though the site in Le
Sueur is being closed, meals
will still be provided for sen-
ior dining sites in Henderson,
Montgomery and Le Center.
Funding loss shutters Le Sueur Senior Dining Program
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, August 1, 2013, page 4
Should the State
Legislature be downsized?
Our View: It’s at least worthy
of a healthy conversation
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Guest Column
Letter To The Editor
Over the years, there have been discussion and infor-
mal proposals to downsize the Minnesota State Legisla-
ture. The discussion and informal proposals have never
been taken seriously though because legislators do not
want to vote themselves out of a job.
The prime time to downsize the State Legislature
would have been before redistricting about two years
ago. Although that timeline has passed, the topic is still
worthy of a healthy conversation today.
Minnesota currently ranks 21st in population in the
United States, but it has the largest State Senate with 67
members and the ninth biggest State House of Represen-
tatives with 134 members. In comparison, Wisconsin has
33 state senators and 99 state representatives.
The reduction in the number of state senators and state
representatives, according to some estimates, could save
taxpayers about $3 million to $4 million a year in
salaries, travel expenses and daily stipends. That includes
the salaries of their staff members as well.
A move to downsize the number of legislators may also
reduce the constant gridlock at the State Capitol in St.
Paul and create a more focused atmosphere.
The topic is worthy of a healthy conversation, but,
much like term limits, the issue will never be taken seri-
ously by politicians because they do not want to vote
themselves out of a job.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
August 2
Alfredo Pedraza, Andrew Felmlee,
Christy Sandberg, Kerry Kroells,
Rob Niebeing, Stephanie Francis,
Mr. and Mrs. Corey Fisher, Mr. and
Mrs. Harlan Otto, Mr. and Mrs. Matt
Von Eschen, and Mr. and Mrs. Rex
August 3
Adrian Warzecha, Alicia Streich,
Emily Trocke, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl
August 4
Devon Schultz, Frank Mangen, John
Caddell, Lorraine Battcher, Rachel
Sorenson, Wanda Trocke, and Mr.
and Mrs. Steve Harter.
August 5
Brendan Reilly, Faye Pinske, Gayle
Streich, Maynard Rucks, Michelle
Thomes, Nathan Hebeisen, Mr. and
Mrs. Dave Czech, and Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Swanson.
August 6
Ian Ronning.
August 7
Becky Thomes, Carol Mesenbring,
Gwen Nienaber, Nathan Rose, Mr.
and Mrs. Darren Baumgarten, and
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Feterl.
August 8
Breann Walsh, McKenzie Sommers,
Valerie Kloeckl, Mr. and Mrs. David
Krohn, and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Saun-
Most people believe that if it ain’t
broke, don’t fix it.
Engineers believe that if it ain’t
broke, it doesn't have enough fea-
tures yet.
A bunch of new recruits are mak-
ing their first parachute jump.
The sergeant gives instructions:
“After you jump out of the plane,
count slowly to 10. Your parachute
will automatically open. If it doesn’t,
pull the emergency cord. When you
get to the drop zone, there’ll be
trucks waiting to take you back to
the base. Move out!”
As scared as they are, they all
make it out the door.
The last recruit jumps out and
slowly counts to 10 -- nothing. He
frantically fumbles around and finds
the emergency handle. He jerks on
the cord, and it comes off in his
Raising his head to the heavens,
he screams, “I bet them trucks
ain’t waiting either!”
A man walks into a bar and orders
three beers.
The bartender brings him the three
beers, and the man proceeds to alter-
nately sip one, then the other, then
the third, until they’re gone.
He then orders three more and the
bartender says, “Sir, I know you like
them cold, so you can start with one,
and I’ll bring you a fresh one as
soon as you’re low.”
The man says, “You don't under-
stand. I have two brothers, one in
Australia and one in the Ireland. We
made a vow to each other that every
Saturday night, we'd still drink to-
gether. So right now, my brothers
have three beers, too, and we' re
drinking together.”
The bartender thinks it’s a won-
derful tradition, and every week he
sets up the guy’s three beers.
Then one week, the man comes in
and orders only two. He drinks them
and then orders two more. The bar-
tender says sadly, “Knowing your
tradition, I’d just like to just say that
I'm sorry you’ve lost a brother.”
The man replies, “Oh, my
brothers are fine -- I just quit
Question: How many engineers
does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: Heck, you need 250
just to lobby for the research
A prisoner in jail receives a letter
from his wife: “Dear husband, I have
decided to plant some lettuce in the
back garden. When is the best time
to plant it?”
The prisoner, knowing that the
prison guards read all mail, replies in
a letter: “Dear wife, whatever you
do, do not touch the back garden.
That is where I hid all the money.”
A week or so later, he receives an-
other letter from his wife. “Dear hus-
band, you wouldn't believe what
happened. Some men came with
shovels to the house and dug up the
back garden.”
The prisoner writes back: “Dear
wife, now is the best time to plant
the lettuce.”
Question: Why did the fly sit on
the stove?
Answer: He wanted to be home
on the range.
To The Editor,
Let me just state I that I have no
doubt that the physical problems
with the structures of both schools at
Sibley East are real and that there
needs to be something done. But I
have to admit, some of the problems
seem to be pointing to a bigger
problem, a lack of planning for rou-
tine maintenance. Why do we think
that we can defy Minnesota weather
and not replace flat roofs when it's
deemed necessary. I am not ques-
tioning the quality of work in the
first place, but when it has been 30
years on a roof that has a 20 year
lifespan expectancy, why wasn't a
new roof budgeted before we had it
leaking? Mold and mildew just fol-
lows when the roof leaks along with
a host of other problems. We have
lived in our old house a bit over 30
years and have replaced the roof two
times. When you buy 20-year shin-
gles, don’t think you’re guaranteed
20 years out of them. But replace
the roof before the leaking begins.
Reading about the water on the
gym floor and the end result was no
surprise but geez, who did that in
the first place? You can’t leave
water sit on wood floors and not ex-
pect damage.
As far as the usage of particle
board on an outside project, that just
screams cheap! And that end result
was no surprise either. Who built
that and why was it allowed?
I know this fixes nothing, but I
feel the need to express an opinion.
A difference of opinion makes the
world go round. In my opinion, give
me my 100 year old house to ride
out a tornado anytime versus a new
house. The 2x4’s were 2x4’s back
then and particle board was nonex-
istent. If our house hadn’t been
maintained though, I’m sure I would
feel differently.
Ruby Nagel
Maintenance issues are due to lack of planning
To The Editor,
As you may have seen last week
on the news, the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Human Services (DHS) was
cited by the federal government for
"significant, ongoing noncompli-
ance" with federal laws that require
eligibility checks to be performed
for those receiving certain govern-
ment benefits.
Under current law, DHS is re-
quired to verify the income and eli-
gibility of those who receive assis-
tance such as childcare subsidies
and welfare. Without these checks,
there's the potential for millions in
improperly distributed benefits. Tax-
payers deserve better than this. At a
time when the Democrats are pour-
ing millions of dollars into new gov-
ernment programs, and are paying
for it by raising taxes on Min-
nesotans at every income level, it's
outrageous that we aren't first work-
ing to ensure that every dollar of
waste, fraud, and abuse has been
identified within government agen-
cies to save valuable taxpayer dol-
What makes this even more outra-
geous is that this isn't the first time
that DHS has been cited for non-
compliance. This has been an issue
for several years now, and despite
promises that they would address
the problem, the seemingly willful
noncompliance continues. When
will the agencies be held account-
able for violating federal law? I
know if you or I were deliberately
ignoring laws and rules at work that
it wouldn't be long before we were
fired. Yet DHS is allowed to violate
these laws year after year with no
consequence, offering empty prom-
ises and empty assurances that the
problems will be resolved, and that
taxpayer dollars are being spent re-
I will work to keep you informed
of this pressing issue. I will be mon-
itoring the situation next session and
ensuring that DHS is held account-
able, and that they provide answers
to the legislature why the noncom-
pliance has continued, what they're
doing to correct these problems, and
whether or not they have truly
worked to identify areas of fraud to
prevent taxpayer dollars from being
Glenn Gruenhagen
State Representative
DHS cited for ongoing non-compliance
By Tom Steward
Congratulations, Minnesota, on
only misdirecting $38 million in
payments last year for the exploding
food stamp program, which added
51,000 to its rolls in the Gopher
Here’s your $1.2 million bonus.
That’s the amount the state got
from the U. S. Department of Agri-
culture for enrolling thousands more
residents to the rolls, despite having
a 5 percent error rate.
Recently released USDA statistics
show Minnesota logged one of the
highest payment error rates in the
country, ranking 40th for mistakes
in 2012 in the Supplemental Nutri-
tion Assistance Program.
The Minnesota Department of
Human Services Quality Control
Section reports error findings to the
USDA monthly to “ensure SNAP
participants receive the correct ben-
efits, and to help preserve public
confidence in the program.”
Minnesota DHS officials did not
provide a response to inquiries from
Watchdog Minnesota at the time of
this posting.
About four percent of the errors
involved an estimated $30.4 million
in overpayments to food stamp re-
cipients. About 1 percent involved
an estimated $7.63 million in under-
payments to SNAP clients, a com-
bined error rate in Minnesota of just
more than 5 percent.
That compares to a 3.42 percent
average payment error rate across all
states, the best showing yet for the
program nationally.
“We are working hard to ensure
the taxpayer investment in SNAP is
spent wisely, and that those who are
eligible for the program receive the
correct amount of benefits — not
too much, and not too little,” said
Kevin Concannon, USDA Under
Secretary for Food, Nutrition and
Consumer Services in a recent re-
The mistakes add up faster and
are more costly with Minnesota’s 87
counties handling twice as many
food stamp recipients as a decade
ago. The number of Minnesotans
signed up for food stamps reached
555,000 in April, compared to
235,000 in 2003.
Total payments in Minnesota have
almost tripled in the last decade in
unadjusted dollars, jumping from
$227 million in 2003 to $750 mil-
lion in 2012. The amount of misdi-
rected SNAP funds also more than
doubled from $18.1 million in 2003
to $38 million last year.
The most common mistakes iden-
tified were errors in applicants’ in-
come calculations, data entry, identi-
fying and deducting shelter and util-
ity expenses, lack of documentation
and verification requests.
The state’s 2012 program evalua-
tion recommended that counties im-
plement mandatory outside reviews
of cases involving income, the
Continued on page 5
MN made millions in incorrect food stamp payments
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Sibley East students Sam
and Lukas Bullert have
both been selected to attend
the Minnesota Music Edu-
cators All State Choir
Camp. The camp will be
held on the campus of St.
John’s University from
Monday, Aug. 5 through
Saturday, Aug. 10.
Sam will be participating
in the Men’s Choir under
the direction of Lee Nelson
from Wartburg College.
Lukas will be participating
in the Mixed Choir under
the direction of Jo-Michael
Scheibe of the USC Thorn-
ton School of Music.
The event will conclude
with a concert in the Abbey
Church on the campus of
St. John’s at 10:30 a.m. Sat-
urday, Aug. 10. The concert
is free and open to the pub-
Sam and Lukas will be
two of the 575 Minnesota
high school students partic-
ipating in an All State
Music Camp during the
week. They were chosen
from the approximate 2,000
students who auditioned in
March. Students who audi-
tion are judged on a pre-
pared solo, sight reading,
and tonal memory.
Sam and Lukas were no-
tified in early May of their
acceptance. The boys are
the sons of Craig and Lin-
nea Bullert, Arlington.
Sam and Lukas Bullert selected to attend
MN Music Educators All State Choir Camp
Raymond Albert Hoffmey-
er, age 92, Stewart, passed
away at the Augustana Lake-
side Health Care Center in
Dassel on Saturday, July 20.
A Memorial Service was
held at the Dobratz-Hantge
Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson
at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25.
Father Jerry Meidl officiated.
Linnea O’Bannon gave the
eulogy. Special music was
Amazing Grace.
Interment was in the Fort
Snelling National Cemetery
in Minneapolis.
Raymond Albert Hoffmey-
er was born in St. Paul on
Oct. 19, 1920. He was the son
of Albert and Elizabeth
(Royer) Hueffmeyer. Ray-
mond was baptized as an in-
fant at the Church of St.
James in Swatara on April 17,
1921. He received First Holy
Communion at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in St. Paul
on July 7, 1935, and was later
confirmed in his faith as a
youth. He received his educa-
tion in St. Paul and was a
graduate of the John A. John-
son High School Class of
Raymond served in the
United States military for 20
years. He entered active mil-
itary service in the United
States Navy on Sept. 5, 1942,
and served his country during
World War II as a mess hall
cook. He received an Honor-
able Discharge on Nov. 7,
1945. Raymond entered ac-
tive military service in the
United States Navy on Jan. 7,
1949, and served his country
during Peace Time. He re-
ceived an Honorable Dis-
charge on June 30, 1951.
Raymond entered active mili-
tary service in the United
States Army Air Force on
July 9, 1951, and served his
country during the Korean
War by working on PT boats.
He received an Honorable
Discharge on Sept. 11, 1953.
On April 1, 1966, Ray-
mond was united in marriage
to Francelia “Fran” Boerner
in St. Paul. Raymond and
Fran combined their families
when they married. They
built a home in Arlington and
later retired in Weslaco,
Texas, and then resided in
Stewart. Raymond and Fran
share 45 years of marriage,
until Fran passed away on
Sept. 8, 2011.
Raymond owned and oper-
ated Al’s Cafe, a restaurant in
St. Paul. He was employed at
the St. Paul Post Office for
over 27 years and retired on
Dec. 26, 1980. As a young
man, Raymond worked on
the railroad. He was a mem-
ber of the Weslaco American
Legion Post #464.
Raymond enjoyed painting
and watching television. He
especially enjoyed spending
time with his family, grand-
children and friends.
When Raymond needed as-
sistance with his daily care he
became a resident of the Au-
gustana Lakeside Health Care
Center in Dassel on Jan. 9.
Raymond is survived by
his children, Linnea O’Ban-
non of Des Moines, Iowa,
Tom (Rosaline) Huffmeyer
of Sparks, Nevada. Phyllis
Nordby of Crystal, Lynn
Marie Ott of Brainerd, and
Beverly Coss of Layfayette;
many grandchildren and great
grandchildren; and many
other relatives and friends.
Raymond is preceded in
death by his parents, Albert
and Elizabeth Hueffmeyer;
wife, Fran Hoffmeyer; broth-
ers, Larry Hoffmeyer and
Levi Hoffmeyer, in infancy.
Arrangements by the Do-
bratz-Hantge Chapel in
Hutchinson. Online Obituar-
ies and Guest Book available
at www.hantge.com. Please
click on Obituaries/Guest
Raymond A. Hoffmeyer, 92, Stewart
July saw numerous laws
from the 2013 session take
effect. One of them was the
Health and Human Services
budget, which included a five
percent increase for nursing
homes. The majority of that
is going toward employee
pay raises.
“It was important to get
this first step done this ses-
sion,” said State Senator
Kevin Dahle (DFL-North-
“These hard working indi-
viduals take care of some of
the most vulnerable members
of our community and it is
essential we provide them
with the resources they
Dahle was a strong advo-
cate for increasing pay for
nursing home workers during
the past legislative session.
After meeting with adminis-
trators and staff at long-term
care facilities throughout the
district, he was motivated to
take a leading role in pushing
the recent legislation through
the Senate.
“Senator Kevin Dahle has
been a strong advocate for
seniors and their caregivers at
the State Capitol,” said Patri-
cia Vincent, CEO of Three
Links Care Center in North-
field. “He recognized that
caregivers and facilities were
approaching a crisis situation.
His support for investment in
long term care helped secure
the first funding increase we
have seen in more than five
years. We look forward to
working with Senator Dahle
in the future on securing long
overdue and sustainable fund-
ing that truly meet the needs
of seniors and those who pro-
vide them with quality care.”
The five percent increase
was a long overdue necessity,
but it is just a beginning of
the funding issues that need
to be addressed in Minneso-
ta’s long-term care facilities.
• Workers had not had a
pay increase in the last five
• Wages have not kept up
with inflation.
• Some employees live at
the poverty level and work
two or three jobs to make
ends meet.
• Care facilities have seen
massive turnover rates which
compromise the quality of
care they would otherwise be
able to deliver.
• Even with the recent in-
crease, wages have still not
kept up with inflation, which
continues to endanger the
growing population of seniors
in Minnesota.
Nursing home increase takes effect
biggest factor leading to mis-
takes. The report said the re-
views could help prevent mis-
taken payments and save time
“collecting the debt which can
often lead to intercepting
household’s tax refunds when
the debt is not voluntarily re-
Despite record numbers of
food stamp recipients, the an-
nual program review esti-
mates that almost 300,000
Minnesotans eligible for food
stamps do not currently re-
ceive SNAP assistance.
A University of Minnesota
study released in May found
recipients collected an aver-
age of $278 in food stamp
benefits per household in
2012. UOM researchers look-
ing into SNAP recipients’ nu-
tritional intake found that
“adults and children in house-
holds participating in SNAP
obtained an average of 43 per-
cent and 39 percent of their
total daily calories from solid
fats, alcohol, and added sug-
ars respectively, twice that of
the most generous discre-
tionary calorie allowance in
the MyPlate food guidance
system. Overweight and obe-
sity rates are higher among
women and children in house-
holds participating in SNAP
compared to low-income non-
SNAP participants.”
Tom Steward can be con-
tacted at tom@watchdogmin-
Steward Continued from page 4
and the person will receive a
nominal hourly fee for being
on call, The expectation for
that person that is “on-call” is
that they can respond to the
ambulance base within five
minutes once their pager goes
off indicating they are needed
for an ambulance call. Once
the pager goes off, then the
EMT will receive an hourly
wage for the length of the
Question: Are there any ad-
ditional training requirements
once a person passes the EMT
Answer: Yes there are. The
Arlington Area Ambulance
Service meets the first Mon-
day of each month to cover
business, scheduling and
training. These meetings gen-
erally take about two hours.
An EMT refresher course is
required every two years to
maintain license.
If you have any other ques-
tions or are interested in join-
ing the Arlington Area Ambu-
lance Service, please feel free
to contact a member of the
Arlington Ambulance or
email Arlington Area Ambu-
lance Service Manager Kevin
Sullivan at ksullivan@arling-
EMT Continued from page 2
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The Miracles of Mitch Foundation
These local youngsters have formed a
team to compete in a triathlon through
The Miracles of Mitch Foundation at
Lake Ann near Chanhassen on Satur-
day, Aug. 17. Each boy will be assigned
a child who is battling cancer and will
raise money for that youth. In addition,
each boy can raise money for a special
friend as well. Front Row: (left to right)
Samuel Roepke and Alex Gieseke. Back
Row: Joseph Roepke, Austin Gieseke
and Robert Reinitz. Alex and Austin
Gieseke have competed in the event for
the last two years. It will be the first
time for the other three boys. Alex
Gieseke, who is considered an All Star
Cancer Kid through the foundation, has
been cancer-free for four years. For
more information or to make a dona-
tion, visit mkidstri.com.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, August 1, 2013, page 6
AUGUST 1, 2013
6:30 PM
Stan Cina Football Field, Arlington
(High School Football Field)
By Kurt Menk
The Sibley East VFW
baseball team dropped both
of its games during the VFW
Baseball Tournament hosted
by Arlington and Green Isle
from Thursday, July 25
through Sunday, July 28.
Eagan 12
Sibley East 2
The Sibley East VFW
baseball team was toppled by
Eagan 12-2 in six innings
during the opening round of
the VFW Baseball Tourna-
ment in Arlington on Thurs-
day night, July 25.
Lukas Bullert led the Sib-
ley East bats with two singles
and a double. Austin Brock-
hoff, Zac Weber, Dylan Pauly
and Logan Jorgenson con-
tributed one single each.
Lukas Bullert started the
game on the hill and suffered
the mound loss.
Jason Meyer pitched three-
plus innings in relief.
Dassel-Cokato 12
Sibley East 5
The Sibley East VFW
baseball team lost to Dassel-
Cokato 12-5 during the con-
solation round of the VFW
Baseball Tournament in
Green Isle on Friday after-
noon, July 26.
Zac Weber had two singles
and a double for Sibley East.
Andrew Bullert contributed
two singles while Collin
Pautsch, Lukas Bullert,
Logan Jorgenson and Jason
Meyer added one single each.
Lukas Bullert started the
game and was tagged with
the mound setback.
Meyer and Jorgenson fol-
lowed in relief.
Sibley East VFW baseball team drops 2 games in tournament
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington A’s baseball
team closed out its regular
season with a win over Le
Sueur and a loss to Belle
Plaine last week.
The A’s will travel to Belle
Plaine during the opening
round of the Region 6C Base-
ball Tournament at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 2.
Win or lose, Arlington will
play an undetermined oppo-
nent at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
Arlington 4
Le Sueur 3
A one-out double by Jake
Lucas scored Blake Henke
with the winning run in the
bottom of the 10th inning as
the Arlington A’s baseball
team edged visiting Le Sueur
4-3 on Wednesday night, July
Nathan Thomes drew a
leadoff walk in the bottom of
the 10th inning. Blake Henke,
who re-entered the game and
pinch ran for Thomes, scored
moments later when Lucas
ripped a double over the left-
fielder’s head.
Matt Pichelmann sparked
the A’s offense with three sin-
gles while Lucas collected a
single and a double. Craig
Dose, Blake Henke, Shane
Henke, Michael Bullert and
Nathan Henke added one sin-
gle apiece.
Michael Bullert pitched the
first six innings and yielded
three earned runs on seven
hits. The right hander also
fanned five and walked one.
Scott Husfeldt hurled hit-
less ball over the final four
frames and posted the mound
victory. The lefty struck out
four and walked one.
Belle Plaine 7
Arlington 2
The Arlington A’s baseball
team closed out its regular
season with a 7-2 loss to vis-
iting Belle Plaine on Sunday
night, July 28.
A’s starting pitcher Matt
Pichelmann, whose defense
made four errors behind him,
suffered the mound loss.
Blake Henke led the of-
fense with two singles while
Craig Dose, Matt Pichel-
mann, Jake Lucas, Shane
Henke, Bryce Eggert and
Michael Bullert added one
single each.
A’s close out regular season,
prepare for upcoming playoffs
By Kurt Menk
The Green Isle Irish base-
ball team completed its
league playoff sweep over
Cologne and will now ad-
vance to the Region 7C Base-
ball Tournament.
The Region 7C Baseball
Tournament will be held in
Glencoe from Thursday, Aug.
1 through Sunday, Aug. 4 and
from Friday, Aug. 9 through
Sunday, Aug. 11.
The Irish, 21-7 overall, will
face New Germany in the
opening round at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 2.
If the Irish win their first
game, they will play either
Winsted or Brownton at 4
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.
If the Irish lose their first
game, they will play either
Winsted or Brownton at 1
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
Green Isle 16
Cologne 7
The visiting Green Isle
Irish baseball team completed
its playoff series sweep with a
16-7 win over Cologne at
Norwood on Thursday night,
July 25.
Zach Herd sparked Green
Isle’s 13-hit attack with two
singles and a double. Cody
Hallahan contributed a single
and a triple while Alex
Twenge and Pat Moriarty col-
lected one single each and
one double apiece. Lucas
Herd and Nate Pilacinski
ripped one double apiece
while Mike Dhaene and
Keller Knoll added one single
Dylan McCormick pitched
the first 3 2/3 innings and
yielded one earned run on six
hits. He also fanned three and
walked four.
Chris Knoll worked the
final 5 1/3 frames and surren-
dered two unearned runs on
five hits. He also struck out
nine and walked one.
Irish advance to region tournament,
face New Germany on Friday night
By Kurt Menk
The Sibly East American
Legion baseball team cap-
tured two wins in three games
during the final weekend of
the Third District Division II
Baseball Tournament hosted
by Norwood and Cologne.
Sibley East, under the di-
rection of head coach Brian
Rodning and assistant coach
Travis Grack, conclude the
season with an 11-5 record.
Pine Island defeated Nor-
wood 4-2 in the champi-
onship game and will now
advance to the state tourna-
ment. Pine Island is coached
by former Arlington A’s base-
ball player Darin Schmidt.
His son, Luke Schmidt, plays
on the team.
Sibley East 1
Plato 0
Brody Rodning struck out
18 batters as the Sibley East
American Legion baseball
team edged Plato 1-0 during
the Third District Division II
Baseball Tournament in Nor-
wood on Saturday morning,
July 27.
The black and gold plated
the lone run in the bottom of
the sixth inning. With one
out, Rodning singled and
moved to second base on a
sacrifice by Cody Doetkott.
Rodning scored moments
later when Zac Weber deliv-
ered a single to rightfield.
Rodning, who went the dis-
tance on the hill for the
mound victory, yielded five
hits and hit one batter.
Rodning helped his own
cause with two singles while
Weber added his RBI single.
Sibley East 6
Jordan 1
The Sibley East American
Legion baseball team took
advantage of several errors
and defeated Jordan 6-1 dur-
ing the Third District Divi-
sion II Baseball Tournament
in Cologne on Saturday after-
noon, July 27.
Michael Uecker led Sibley
East with two singles while
Cody Doetkott, Zac Weber
and Austin Brockhoff had one
single each. Nathan Thomes
added two sacrifice bunts and
a walk.
Andrew Grack pitched the
first six innings and posted
the mound win. The right
hander allowed one earned
run on three hits. He also
fanned three and walked four.
Travis Schmidt worked the
final frame in relief and
yielded one earned run.
Brockhoff threw out a run-
ner at third base from his
rightfeld position.
Doekott also picked off a
runner at first base from his
catcher position.
Norwood 11
Sibley East 6
The Sibley East American
Legion baseball team lost to
Norwood 11-6 during the
Third District Division II
Baseball Tournament at
Cologne on Sunday after-
noon, July 28.
Andrew Grack collected
two hits, including a home
run, while Andrew Bullert
had two hits. Travis Schmidt
also belted a home run while
Cody Doetkott, Brody Rod-
ning and Nathan Thomes
added one hit apiece.
Austin Brockhoff was the
starting pitcher while Michael
Uecker and Colin Mehlhop
pitched in relief.
SE American Legion baseball team
makes run in district tournament
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The Sibley East American Legion baseball team fin-
ished the season with an 11-5 record. Front Row: (left
to right) Travis Schmidt, Cody Doetkott, Beau Swen-
son, Nick Haupt, Andrew Bullert, Hunter Voight,
Nathan Thomes and Austin Brockhoff. Back Row: (l to
r) Assistant coach Travis Grack, Ed Reichenbach,
Colin Mehlhop, Lukas Bullert, Tanner Walsh, Michael
Uecker, Andrew Grack, Brody Rodning, Zac Weber
and head coach Brian Rodning.
Connor Herd, grandson of
Gene and Marge Herd, Green
Isle, recently accepted a
scholarship offer to play
baseball at Mercer University
in Macon, Georgia.
Herd is a 6’3,” 175-pound
lefthanded pitcher who will
be a senior at Holy Family
Catholic High School this
He spent most of the sum-
mer playing baseball for an
East Cobb team based in At-
lanta and had several Ivy
League schools along with
Duke, Davidson, Wofford
and Virginia show an interest.
Mercer is a Division I school
that competed in the NCAA
regionals this past spring but
lost in the regional won by
eventual national runner-up
Mississippi State.
Herd is a currently a mem-
ber of the Green Isle Irish
baseball team.
He is the son of Mark and
Bridget Herd.
Connor Herd accepts a baseball
scholarship at Mercer University
A pair of former Sibley
East High School runners
captured Bar-B-Q Days Bull
Run races in Belle Plaine.
Andrew Thies successfully
defended his men’s title while
Jessica Eibs was the women’s
Eibs was also the women’s
victor in the 2011 Bull Run.
Not only did Theis and
Eibs graduate from Sibley
East, they both are currently
members of the South Dakota
State University cross coun-
try and track and field teams.
Jessica Eibs, Andrew Thies
win races at BP celebration
By Kurt Menk
Big Mike Feterl, a teacher
and coach at the Sibley East
Public Schools, will make a
special guest appearance at
Arlington Annihilation II dur-
ing the Sibley County Fair at
7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2.
His manager will be Bobby
“The Brain” Thomes.
The event will consist of
five action packed matches
and include wrestlers Johnny
Parks, Tony Denucci, Ariya
Daivari and many more.
2012 Olympian Chas Betts
will also make a special guest
The grandstand will open
at 6:30 p.m.
Mike Feterl will make special
appearance at wrestling event
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Lukas Bullert, who was the starting pitcher against
Eagan in the first game, collected two singles and
one double during the contest.
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Arlington Raceway
Truck Auto Cross - Feature
1. XX Adam Mehlhop, Arlington
2. 47 Ryan Hoff, Winthrop
3. 20 John Theis, Le Center,
4. 85 Dustin Theuringer, Hutch-
5. 69 Mark Chicoine, Mont-
6. 29 Brianna Thies, Le Center
7. 08 Peter Schwartz, Le Sueur
8. 09 Josh Kunz, no town
9. 02 Isaac Arnst, Henderson
10. 01 Joe Scheffler, Henderson
IMCA SportMods - Feature
1. 9 Matthew Looft, Swea, Iowa
2. 0 Justin Remus, Sleepy Eye
3. 7L Eric Larson, Madison Lake
4. 47X Travis Schurmann, Nor-
5. 2 Wade Marshall, Chanhassen
6. 74 Dustin Engelke, Lester
7. 38M Mark Garver, Wells
8. 43 Larry Revier, Olivia
9. 5B Tim Bergerson, North
10. 3X Jeremy Brown, Rose-
11. 71 Josh Larsen, Glencoe
12. 48 John Albrecht, Glencoe
13. 74X Zack Malchow,
14. 7S Shawn Harms, Green Isle
15. 28 Paul Konakowitz, New
16. 13 Adam Revier, Glencoe
17. 23 Brett Trebesch, Sleepy
18. 35 Joe Maas, Howard Lake
19. 26 Derek Wolters, Arlington
20. 24 Glenn Martner, Bloom-
21. 20 Randy Fischer, Sleepy
Stock Cars - Feature
1. 92 Dan Mackenthun, Ham-
2. 17M Michael Bruns, no town
3. 81 Matt Speckman, Sleepy
4. 1m Jeff Mccollum, Mankato
5. 71M Chris Meyer, Silver Lake
6. 87 Brent Uecker, Hutchinson
7. 28 Jeff Holstein, New Ulm
8. 33 Matthew Schauer, Arling-
9. 110 Kenneth Tietz, Belle
10. 25 Brent Reierson, Arlington
11. 23M David Moriarty, Jordan
12. 31 John Polifka, Glencoe
13. 10E Darrell Eckblad, St.
14. 71x Jake Bruns, Belview
15. 2D Mori Oestreich, Hender-
Sprint Cars - Feature
1. 1300 Brett Allen, Gaylord
2. 79 Aaron Wisch, Arlington
3. 18 Nate Laugen, Mills Lake,
4. 33S Jeremy Schultz, Hutchin-
5. 14 Gary Kasten, Hutchinson
6. 2R Ron Guentzel, no town
7. 4S Mike Stien, Gaylord
8. 77/55 Brandon Allen, St. Peter
Modifieds - Feature
1. 5 Brandon Beckendorf,
2. 87 Curt Lund, Redwood Falls
3. 74C Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe
4. 10 Andrew Timm, Mankato
5. X Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn
6. 32 Nick Helmbrecht, Winsted
7. 111 Adam Voss, Arlington
8. 54 Marshall Fegers, no town
9. 66 Jerry Wren, Howard Lake
10. 12 Chad Porter, Madison
11. 6Z Nate Zimmerman, Janes-
12. 74T Tim Pessek, Hutchinson
13. M8 Dalton Magers, Red-
wood Falls
14. 21 Jim Horejsi, Echo
15. 1M Jeff Maasch, Vesta
16. 11 72 Tyler Limoges, Red-
wood Falls
17. 36W Robert Winkelman,
South Haven
18. 33 Jason Helmbrecht,
Howard Lake
IMCA Sport Compact
- Feature
1. 9 Nate Coopman, Mankato
2. 30 Logan St. John, Arlington
3. 27 Jed Trebelhorn, Winthrop
4. 15 Kyren Porter, Madison
5. 81 Ryan Sturges, Silver Lake
6. 17 Ashelyn Moriarty, Jordan
7. 83X Kalab Stoeckman, Ar-
8. 07 Kyle Ewert, Arlington
9. 54 Alan Lahr, Nicollet
10. 42 Tyler Archer, Plato
Outlaw Hobby - Feature
1. 11 Rodney Manthey, Norwood
2. 01X Perry Oestreich, Belle
3. 0X Mark Oestreich, Hender-
4. 83 Douglas Falk, Plato
5. 48 Teddy Goettl, New Auburn
6. 21W Tony Winters, Green Isle
7. 4X Scott Oestreich, Belle
8. 3J Jessie Johnson, Belle Plaine
IMCA Hobby - Feature
1. 75 Josh Telecky, Hutchinson
2. 39 Mike Vogt, New Auburn
3. 10E Daniel Eckblad, St. Peter
4. 6T Mike Christensen, Hutch-
5. 34 Dakota Robinson, Arling-
6. 57 Brian Loscheider,
7. 16 Ryan Grochow, New Ulm
8. 4X Brad Strauss, Janesville
9. 78 Kevin Latour, Le Sueur
10. 1S Sarah Voss, Belle Plaine
11. 27Z Jeremy Ziemke, Janes-
12. 1K Kristin Voss, Belle Plaine
13. 00 Cody Schnepf, Waseca
14. 01X Patrick Oestreich, Belle
Court File Number: 72-PR-13-31
In Re: Estate of
Philomena Ludmilla Haefs
It i s Ordered and Noti ce i s
hereby given that on the 26th day
of August, 2013, at 10:45 o’clock
A.M., a hearing will be held in the
above named Court at Gaylord,
Minnesota, for the formal probate
of an instrument purporting to be
the will of the above named dece-
dent, dated March 16, 2004 and
for the appointment of Robert
Haefs whose address is 28239
381st Ave, Henderson, MN 56044
as special administrator of the es-
tate of the above named dece-
dent in supervised administration,
and that any objection thereto
must be filed with the Court. That,
if proper, and no objections are
filed, said special administrator
will be appointed to administer
the estate, to collect all assets,
pay all legal debts, claims, taxes
and expenses, and sell real and
personal property, and do all nec-
essary acts for the estate. Upon
completion of the administration,
the special administrator shall file
a final account for the allowance
and shall distribute the estate to
the persons thereto entitled as or-
dered by the Court and close the
Notice is further given that
ALL CREDITORS having claims
against the Estate are required to
present the claims to the person-
al representative or to the Court
Administrator within four months
after the date of this notice or
said claims will be barred.
Dated: July 24, 2013
/s/ Thomas G. McCarthy
/s/ Karen K. Severts
Deputy Registrarr
Ross R. Arneson, Attorney
302 West Main, P.O. Box 529
Arlington, MN 55307
Publish: August 1 and 8,
Enterprise photo courtesy of Jane Kloeckl
Front Row: Batboy Oscar Kreft. Middle Row: (left to
right) Roger “The Preacher” Hoeben, Paul “Wrinkles”
Pichelmann, Steve “Little Bill” Pioske, Matt “Sugar
Daddy” Pichelmann, Tim “Pillowcase” Kloeckl and
Pat “Fish” Nienaber. Back Row: (l to r) Jim “Yukon”
Kreft, Chad “Part-Time” Bachman, Kurt “Skip” Menk,
Mike “One Way” Feterl, Bob “Bobblehead” Thomes
and Dwight “Ike” Grabitske.
By Kurt Menk
The Arlington Greys Base
Ball Club continued its win-
ning ways by slipping past
two fine nines at the 1860’s
Base Ball Exhibition in Still-
water on Saturday, July 20.
The exhibition was hosted
by the St. Croix Base Ball
Club. In addition to the
Greys, the other teams were
the Afton Red Socks, Manka-
to Baltics, Rochester Roost-
ers, Rum River Rovers,
Quicksteps and St. Croix. All
matches were a maximum of
one hour.
Arlington Greys 5
Rochester 4
The Arlington Greys Base
Ball Club jumped out to a 5-1
lead and held on for a 5-4
victory over the Rochester
Pat “Fish” Nienaber and
Roger “The Preacher”
Hoeben paced the lumber
company with two hits each.
Chad “Part-Time” Bachman,
Mike “One Way” Feterl, Jim
“Yukon” Kreft, Steve “Little
Bill” Pioske, Tim “Pillow-
case” Kloeckl, Matt “Sugar
Daddy” Pichelmann, Paul
“Wrinkles” Pichelmann and
Bob “Bobblehead” Thomes
added one hit each.
Nienaber worked the entire
contest and picked up the
mound win.
Arlington Greys 10
Afton Red Socks 4
The Arlington Greys Base
Ball Club pounded out 16 hits
and toppled the Afton Red
Socks 10-4.
The game ended when five
Greys caught a Red Socks
runner in a run-down be-
tween third base and home
Steve “Little Bill” Pioske
sparked the Greys with three
singles while Pat “Fish”
Nienaber and Roger “The
Preacher” Hoeben con-
tributed one single each and
one double apiece. Chad
“Part-Time” Bachman, Mike
“One Way” Feterl and Matt
“Sugar Daddy” Pichelmann
collected two singles each.
Jim “Yukon” Kreft stroked a
double while Tim “Pillow-
case” Kloeckl and Paul
“Wrinkles” Pichelmann
added one single apiece.
Bob “Bobblehead” Thomes
threw four types of spinner
balls and earned the mound
Greys Notes
Kurt “Skip” Menk was the
manager while Dwight “Ike”
Grabitske was the scorekeep-
er for both games.
The Greys, who currently
have a 4-0 record overall, will
play two games in the Scott-
Carver Threshers in Jordan at
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 4.
The Greys will host their
annual tournament in Arling-
ton on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Greys win twice at Stillwater 1860’s Base Ball Exhibition
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The following misdemeanors,
petty misdemeanors and gross mis-
demeanors were heard in District
Court July 19-25: Minnesota State
Patrol (MSP); Sheriff ’s Office
(SO); Department of Natural Re-
sources (DNR); MN Department
of Transportation (MNDOT):
Ashley M. Allerson, 27, Monti-
cello, speed, dismissed, Arlington
PD; Scott W. Brown-Mooney, 42,
Le Center, counterfeiting of cur-
rency, supervised probation two
years, local confinement 365 days,
stay 335 days for two years, credit
for time served four days, follow
all instructions of probation, sign
probation agreement, sign all re-
leases of information, psychologi-
cal evaluation/treatment, chemical
dependency evaluation/treatment,
no alcohol/controlled substance
use, no possession of alcohol or
drugs, random testing, keep
court/attorney informed of current
address, no same or similar, follow
recommendations of evaluation, do
not enter additional locations, Dug
Out Bar in Arlington, MN and no
contact with M.C., pay restitution,
remain law-abiding, $285, Arling-
ton PD; Sandra I. Rodriguez, 19,
Arlington, driving without a valid
license or vehicle class/type, unin-
sured vehicle, $385, Arlington PD;
Toua Vang, 36, Brooklyn Park,
failure to stop at stop signs or stop
lines, $135, proof of insurance,
dismissed, Arlington PD; Eric B.
Blumke, 20, Pillager, proof of in-
surance, dismissed, Gaylord PD;
Tanya Y. Guerra, 48, Gaylord,
snow bird parking, dismissed,
Gaylord PD; Gary R. Janckila, 48,
Gaylord, disorderly conduct, unsu-
pervised probation one year, local
confinement 90 days, stay 75 days
for one year, credit for time served
one day, do not enter additional lo-
cations, the Prairie House Restau-
rant in Gaylord, MN, pay costs, re-
main law-abiding, $185, Gaylord
PD; Kevin F. Meeds, 17, Belle
Plaine, vehicle registration re-
quired, seat belt, speed, $190, Gay-
lord PD; Isaura Mendoza, 28, Gay-
lord, failure to stop at stop signs or
stop lines, dismissed, proof of in-
surance, continued, unsupervised
probation one year, local confine-
ment 30 days, stay 30 days for one
year, remain law-abiding, pay
costs, no driving without insur-
ance, no misdemeanor violations
or greater violations, no same or
similar, $275, Gaylord PD; Amber
M. Messner, 32, Gaylord, dog at
large, $135, Gaylord PD; Patrick J.
Moses, 22, Gaylord, disorderly
conduct, $285, Gaylord PD; Shane
R. Revier, 32, Glencoe, proof of
insurance, continued, unsupervised
probation one year, no driving
without insurance, remain law-
abiding, pay costs, no misde-
meanor violations or greater, $100,
Gaylord PD; Mason D. Bleick, 20,
Fairfax, underage drinking and
driving, liquor consumption under
21, dismissed, DWI, supervised
probation one year, local confine-
ment 30 days, stay 30 days for one
year, sign probation agreement,
follow all conditions set forth in
the probation agreement, attend
MADD impact panel, chemical de-
pendency evaluation/treatment,
sign all releases of information, no
alcohol violations, remain law-
abiding, follow recommendations
of evaluation, no alcohol/con-
trolled substance use, no posses-
sion of alcohol or drugs, random
testing, $485, underage drinking
and driving, liquor consumption
under 21, dismissed, Gibbon PD;
Randy J. Braun, 29, Gibbon, park-
ing in snow removal zone, $32,
Gibbon PD; Laurel L. Gullickson,
59, Gibbon, no dog license, $135,
Gibbon PD; Stacey K. Marquardt,
42, Gibbon, no dog license-dog 1,
no dog license-dog 2, $185, Gib-
bon PD; Maria D. Moreno, 48,
Gaylord, parking in snow removal
zone, $32, Gibbon PD; Amber K.
Schewe, 32, Gibbon, no dog li-
cense, $135, Gibbon PD; Kanji C.
L. Wright, 39, Gibbon, no dog li-
cense, dismissed, Gibbon PD;
Gaylyn F. Benson, 52, Winsted,
proof of insurance, dismissed,
Henderson PD; David A. Buck, 26,
Henderson, proof of insurance, dis-
missed, Henderson PD; Jared J.
Lee, 31, Mayer, speed, $135, Hen-
derson PD; Jessica R. Parish-
Olson, 24, Waseca, speed, dis-
missed, Henderson PD; Langdon
R. M. Poquette, 23, Le Sueur,
proof of insurance, continued, un-
supervised probation one year, pay
costs, no driving without insur-
ance, no moving violations, $250,
Henderson PD; Ashley M.
Rocheford, 18, Dallas, Texas,
speed, $125, Henderson PD; Troy
C. Anderson, 41, Stewart, speed,
$125, MSP; James A. Block, 51,
Hamburg, seat belt, $110, MSP;
Randy J. Braun, 29, Gibbon, proof
of insurance, dismissed, MSP; Do-
minique N. Buffett, 26, Gaylord,
speed, $125, MSP; Allan R. Bus-
sler, 61, Shakopee, seat belt, $110,
MSP; Jane E. Drake, 55, Arco,
proof of insurance, dismissed,
MSP; Adam E, Ecker, 37, Com-
frey, speed, $135, MSP; Lindsay
M. Erickson, 36, Coon Rapids,
speed, $135, MSP; Loren D.
Evers, 42, Gaylord, seat belt, DOT
number not displayed, $210, MSP;
Samantha M. Genske, 22, Maple
Grove, speed, $125, MSP;
Matthew J. Hardt, 30, St. Cloud,
speed, $145, MSP; Justin J. Ide,
33, Waconia, seat belt, $110, MSP;
Amanda M. Jacobus, 20, Apple
Valley, speed, $125, MSP; Evan J.
King, 19, Le Sueur, seat belt, $110,
MSP; Leland E. Kirchgatter, 77,
Algona, Iowa, speed, $125, MSP;
Peter A. Knoll, 51, Excelsior,
speed, $135, MSP; Anthony J.
Kohls, 32, Arlington, expired
plates, dismissed, window tint too
dark, $135, MSP; Hugo Luna-Her-
nandez, 24, Arlington, driving after
revocation, proof of insurance,
$970, MSP; Eric A. Martinez, 24,
Gaylord, speed, $145, MSP;
Robert J. Melnicott, 40, Blue An-
chor, N.J., speed, $125, MSP;
Daniel J. Meyer, 23, Lakeville,
window tint too dark, speed, $185,
MSP; Alyssa M. Michelson, 20,
Hutchinson, seat belt, $110, MSP;
Bryce L. Nelson, 28, Gibbon,
proof of insurance, dismissed,
MSP; Todd D. Pierce, 41, Elk
River, speed, $125, MSP; Danielle
M. Pierson, 27, Robbinsdale,
speed, $125, MSP; Jeffrey C.
Raines, 66, Shakopee, speed, $125,
MSP; Carl N. Rains Jr., 31, Belle
Plaine, speed, $125, MSP; Joshua
R. Renneke, 38, Arlington, speed,
$125, MSP; Sue A. Shepard, 72,
Minneapolis, speed, $145, MSP;
Robert, E. Spring, 27, Hutchinson,
speed, $145, MSP; Brandon S.
Theng, 32, Maplewood, speed,
$145, MSP; Nicolaus J. Trent, 36,
Sioux Falls, S.D., seat belt, $110,
MSP; Julian R. Waggoner lll, 46,
Albert Lea, speed, $145, MSP;
Ryan J. Winegardner, 22, North-
field, speed, $135, MSP; Tory L.
Wylie, 27, Hutchinson, speed,
$135, proof of insurance, dis-
missed, MSP; Nyne Tun, 27,
Phoenix Ariz., speed, $285, MSP;
Duane A. Lookingbill, 56, Osage,
Iowa, speed, $125, MSP; Anna C.
Bjorklund, 20, St. Peter, liquor
consumption under 21, continued,
unsupervised probation one year,
pay costs, remain law-abiding, no
alcohol or drug violations, $185,
SO; Zachary T. Ince, 19, Jordan,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
$135, SO; Joseph P. Knowles, 35,
Glencoe, speed, $125, SO; Sarah
L. Larson, 36, Green Isle, speed,
$125, SO; Jaime Perez Jr., 22,
Glencoe, vehicle registration re-
quired, $115, SO; Nicholas D.
Selle, 27, Brownton, domestic as-
sault-commits act with intent to
cause fear of immediate bodily
harm or death, stay of imposition,
supervised probation one year,
local confinement two days credit
for time served two days, sentence
to service 40 hours for indetermi-
nate, follow all instructions of pro-
bation, sign probation agreement,
sign all releases of information,
chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, follow rec-
ommendations of evaluation, do-
mestic abuse evaluation and anger
management, no contact with vic-
tim(s), no alcohol/controlled sub-
stance use without a Drs. prescrip-
tion, no possession of alcohol or
drugs, random testing, off of color-
wheel today, remain law-abiding,
$85, SO; Spencer W. Selle, 28, Ar-
lington, DWI, stay of imposition,
supervised probation two years,
local confinement 30 days, credit
for time served three days, chemi-
cal dependency evaluation/treat-
ment, follow recommendations of
evaluation, sign all releases of in-
formation, sign probation agree-
ment, follow all conditions set
forth in probation agreement, no
alcohol/controlled substance use,
no possession of alcohol or drugs,
random testing, attend MADD im-
pact panel, remain law-abiding, no
misdemeanor violations or greater,
$485, SO; Ardelle A. Solheid, 72,
New Prague, speed, $125, SO;
Brent A. Thooft, 32, Arco, speed,
$145, SO; Maria D. Tovar, 40,
Gaylord, speed, $285, SO; Tyler J.
Weber, 25, Redwood Falls, care-
less driving, $185, SO; Nancy J.
Hail, 52, Winthrop, fleeing a police
officer, DWI-refuse to submit to
chemical test, dismissed, DWI,
stay of imposition, supervised pro-
bation one year, local confinement
30 days, credit for time served five
days, no alcohol/controlled sub-
stance use, no possession of alco-
hol or drugs, random testing, con-
tact with probation, follow all in-
structions of probation, sign proba-
tion agreement, attend MADD im-
pact panel, sign all releases of in-
formation, chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, follow rec-
ommendations of evaluation, $485,
collision with unattended vehicle,
reckless driving, violate order for
protection, dismissed, Winthrop
PD; Robert A. Johnson, 26,
Winthrop, domestic assault-com-
mits act with intent to cause fear of
immediate bodily harm or death,
dismissed, Winthrop PD; Kather-
ine M. Kester, 56, Danube, speed,
$135, Winthrop PD; Stephen B.
Kizer, 36, Winthrop, speed, $135,
Winthrop PD; Angela M. Peterson,
45, Winthrop, driving after revoca-
tion, dismissed, Winthrop PD; Kim
W. Riebe, 57, Winthrop, dog run-
ning at large, dog license required,
$185, Winthrop PD; Lucas J.
Stueven, 19, New Ulm,
possess/sale small amount of mari-
juana, $135, proof of insurance,
dismissed, Winthrop PD:
Forgot to buy a license?
Then connect to the Min-
nesota Department of Nat-
ural Resources (DNR)
mobile licensing page to
purchase select fishing
and hunting licenses via a
“This service is a con-
venience for people who
need a license when
they’re on the go,” said
Steve Michaels, DNR li-
cense program director.
“Not every type of license
is offered but the mobile
purchase site is ideal for
people who have yet to
purchase a fishing, small
game or state stamp vali-
dation and suddenly dis-
cover that they need one.”
Customers who pur-
chase off the mobile site
won’t receive a conven-
tional paper license. In-
stead, they’ll receive a text
message or email that
serves as proof of a valid
fish or game license to
state conservation officers.
More than 1,100 sales
of electronic licenses have
been logged since the mo-
bile site’s soft launch in
late June.
“The site isn’t, as yet,
full service,” Michaels
said. “There are features
and products in the works.
Even so, mobile license
purchasing is a conven-
ience DNR has not offered
before and the sales num-
bers show our customers
are responding.”
License types available
for purchase on the mobile
site include short-term an-
gling, individual angling,
resident combination an-
gling, resident individual
sports, resident combina-
tion sports, small game
and state stamp valida-
tions. Any license that re-
quires a site tag such as
deer or turkey is not avail-
able for mobile purchase.
Once a customer pur-
chases and receives mo-
bile license information by
text, email or both, he or
she must be able to pro-
vide the email or text in-
formation to a DNR en-
forcement officer upon re-
quest as proof of a valid li-
Mobile device users will
automatically be identified
when visiting the DNR
website and electing the
“Purchase” button at the
bottom of the page.
Minnesota residents 21
and older who never have
purchased a hunting or
fishing license can’t pur-
chase a license electroni-
cally. They should initially
purchase from a license
agent or call DNR at 888-
646-6367 and provide
their driver’s license num-
ber so electronic purchas-
ing can be enabled.
The mobile site is for
purchasing only. It is not a
mobile version of the
complete DNR website.
All licensing informa-
tion such as seasons,
dates, times, eligibility or
restrictions should be re-
viewed before a mobile
purchase is completed.
Similar to the licenses
purchased via the DNR
website or by phone, a 3
percent convenience fee
will be added to the cus-
tomer’s order total.
License dollars are the
fiscal foundation of fish
and wildlife management
in Minnesota. License rev-
enue is dedicated to man-
aging 5,400 fishing lakes,
thousands of miles of
rivers and streams, 1,400
wildlife management areas
and more than 150 field
conservation officers.
Buying a license means
lakes are stocked and
managed, fish and game
laws are enforced and con-
servation efforts happen
on the ground.
Fishing, hunting license
goes mobile in Minnesota
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right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of
human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1:12-13 NIV
St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
Green Isle
Pastor Keith Salisbury
Mass: Sunday 7:30 a.m.
Commercial and Industrial Builders
Green Isle, MN 55338
ph. 507.326.7901 fax: 507.326.3551
Arlington State Bank
Serving the Community Since 1895
A & N Radiator Repair
Allen & Nicki Scharn, Owners
23228 401 Ave., Arlington
877-964-2281 or 507-964-2281 Bus.
Certified ASE Technician on Staff
Also distributor for Poxy Coat II
Industrial Grade Coatings/Paint
700 W. Lake St., Box 177
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-3700
or TOLL FREE: 1-888-466-3700
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
Ave. NW • (507) 964-2251
402 W. Alden, Arlington
Online at
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Arlington • 1-507-964-2473
100 Years. 100 Reasons.
Phone 952-467-2992
Hwy. 5 N., Arlington
Homestyle Pizza
Real or Soft Serve Ice Cream
Gas – Diesel – Deli – Videos
23180 401 Ave., Arlington Phone 507-964-2264
23189 Hwy. 5 North,
Arlington, MN 55307
Office (507) 964-2283
Cell (320) 583-4324
P.O. Box 314
Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-2201
Church News
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
Sunday, August 4: 9:30 a.m.
Worship service.
Thursday, August 8: 7:00 p.m.
Consistory meeting.
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, August 2: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Mar).
Saturday, August 3: 5:00 p.m.
Mass (Mar).
Sunday, August 4: 7:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre); 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar).
Monday, August 5: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre); Word and Com-mu-
nion (Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and
Ala-Non (Mar).
Tuesday, August 6: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre); Word and Com-
munion (Mar).
Wednesday, August 7: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre); Word and
Communion (Mar). 9:00 a.m.
Word and Communion (Oak
Thursday, August 8: 8:30 a.m.
Mass (Bre); Word and Com-
munion (Mic). 7:30 p.m. Nar-
cotics Anonymous (Mic).
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Thursday, August 1: 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for bulletin informa-
Sunday, August 4: 9:00 a.m.
Thursday,August 8: 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for bulletin informa-
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Thursday, August 1: Private
Friday, August 2: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, August 4: 9:00 a.m.
Worship without Communion.
Thursday, August 8: Private
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, August 4: 9:00 a.m.
Worship service.
Monday, August 5: 8:00 a.m.
Clean up at fair stand. 7:00 p.m.
Worship service.
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, August 4: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Holy Communion.
10:00 a.m. Fellowship. 10:15
a.m. Board of Education meet-
Tuesday, August 6: 6:00 to
7:00 p.m. TOPS in church base-
Wednesday, August 7: 5:30
p. m. Board of Worship and
Music. 7:30 p.m. Deacons meet-
Thursday, August 8: 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on
Green Isle Township
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Thursday, August 1: Private
Friday, August 2: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, August 4: 10:30 a.m.
a.m. Worship with Communion.
Thursday, August 8: Private
Christian & Missionary
Dr. Bill Kuhn,
Interim Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
email: creeksidecc@media-
Sunday, August 4: 10:30 a.m.
Worship service, Communion
and potluck following service.
Thursday, August 8: 6:30 p.m.
Community men’s Bible study
at Chuck Peik’s home. 7:00 p.m.
Community women’s Bible
study at Jean Olson’s home.
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
Saturday, August 3: 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
Thursday, August 1: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship on cable TV. 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Bible study.
Saturday, August 3: 8:00 a.m.
A-Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Bible study at Bette’s.
Sunday, August 4: 9:00 and
11:00 a.m. Worship with Com-
munion. 10:15 a.m. Fellowship.
Tuesday, August 6: 6:30 p.m.
Worship Team. 7:30 p.m. Stew-
ardship Finance.
Thursday, August 8: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship on cable TV. 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Bible study.
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Sunday, August 4: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sun-
day worship service with Com-
Wednesday, August 7: 6:30
p.m. Evening Bible classes and
Youth Focused.
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Rev. Brigit Stevens, Pastor
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St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, August 4: 9:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion. 6:15
to 8:00 p. m. Vacation Bible
Monday, August 5: 6:15 to
8:00 p.m. Vacation Bible school.
6:30 p. m. Finance Ministry
Tuesday, August 6: 6:15 to
8:00 p.m. Vacation Bible school.
Wednesday, August 7: 6:15 to
8:00 p.m. Vacation Bible school.
Thursday, August 8: 2:00 p.m.
Women’s Guild. 6:15 to 8:00
pm. Vacation Bible school.
90 Years Ago
August 2, 1923
Louis Kill, Editor
The Arlington Race Horse
Association gave their new
pacer Bud K. his first work out
on the track Monday evening. It
was rumored that Doc Torrey
and some of his warriors in the
Legion were hiding in the hay
loft of the race horse barn
watching the horse perform
armed with stop watches.
Bartley Hunt’s new oil station
on Main Street opened up for
business Monday. With the ex-
ception of a few minor details
the station is completed, having
every accommodation for the
motorist, with air and water con-
nections conveniently placed
and also a lavatory.
Fred Eickschen is reported to
have threshed a five-acre field of
Marquis wheat last week which
went 26 bushels to the acre.
This is a record for this section,
we believe, and the general av-
erage from all reports will be
closer to 15 bushels per acre.
At the annual meeting of St.
Ann’s Altar Society of St.
Mary’s Church last Sunday the
following officers were elected:
Mrs. Nick Thomes, president;
Mrs. B. Hunt, vice president and
Mrs. Math Hensler, secretary
and treasurer.
60 Years Ago
July 30, 1953
Louis Kill, Editor
The Nagel Packing Co. has
completed erection of a new
building on the lots east of the
Paul Soeffker home. The com-
pany has a considerable acreage
of sweet corn planted in this
area. When the corn reaches the
edible stage it will be picked
and prepared for shipment in re-
frigerated trucks to markets in
larger cities to the east and
The Methodist W.S.C.S. en-
tertained at the parsonage, Sun-
day, July 19, honoring Rev. and
Mrs. Kufus on their 35th wed-
ding anniversary. Rev. and Mrs.
Kufus were the recipients of
many beautiful gifts and cards.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Kufus, son
and daughter-in-law of Rev. and
Mrs. Kufus, who recently re-
turned from Greece, were pres-
It is reported that Peter Her-
rmann sold his home in West
Arlington to Ronard Poplau and
purchased the Schafer home in
Green Isle. The Herrmanns will
become future residents of our
neighboring village and the
Poplaus will leave the Bovy
farm southeast of town to make
their home in Arlington.
30 Years Ago
August 4, 1983
Val Kill, Editor
Landscaping work has just
been competed at the Sibley
County Developmental
Achieve-ment Center with
money re-ceived entirely from
donations. The backyard of the
Center has also been resodded
and new outdoor playground
equipment purchased. In addi-
tion to the decorative shrubbery
and rock fill, an underground
drain system was put in for
runoff of water. The entire proj-
ect cost about $5,000.
It was their first fishing trip of
the year and what a catch! Floyd
Hebeisen and his son, Ross,
went up to Lake Michigan three
weeks ago and came back with
20 fish in all. They caught 19
king salmon and one rainbow
trout. Their biggest catch was a
28 pound salmon. Floyd says
they were out on the lake for
about 20 hours which means
one fish per hour.
Lyn Nuessmeier, a member of
the Arlington Conquerors 4-H
Club and the daughter of Don-
ald and Gail Nuessmeier of Ar-
lington, left Minneapolis July
23rd to spend a month in Japan
in a program sponsored by the
Minnesota 4-H Youth Develop-
ment Program and the Japanese
Labo International Foundation
and LEX (Institute of Language
Experience, Experiment and Ex-
change). Nuessmeier is one of
nine Minnesota delegates from
Minnesota staying in Japan in
this home-stay exchange pro-
15 Years Ago
July 30, 1998
Kurt Menk, Editor
Rapid construction continues
on the new six tennis courts and
the new eight-lane track at the
Sibley East Athletic Complex in
Arlington. According to Sibley
East Superintendent Charles
Rick, construction on the new
tennis courts should be complet-
ed by mid August.
The Sibley East Community
Band, under the direction of
James Jaszewski, performed a
regular season concert at Memo-
rial Park in Arlington last
Wednesday evening. The group
will perform during the Gaylord
Eggstravaganza event August 7
and also at the Celebrate Main
event in Arlington August 15.
Three Sibley East girls will
play with the Norwood Legion
Girls’ Fastpitch Softball Team in
the national 18 and under soft-
ball tournament at Joplin, Mis-
souri, August 1 and 2. The three
girls, all members of the Sibley
East Varsity Girls’ Softball
Team last spring, include third
baseman Alicia Cameron, pitch-
er and left fielder Stephanie
Schultz and catcher and second
baseman Becky Cameron.
Enterprise photo by Barb Mathwig
50-Year Pin
Elaine Breitkreutz, a resident at the
Good Samaritan Society - Arlington, re-
ceived a 50-year pin from the Order of
the Eastern Star on Thursday after-
noon, July 25. Joan Breitzman, Worthy
Matron, and John Wentworth, Worthy
Patron, both from the Jordan Chapter,
made the presentation. Elaine was initi-
ated into Henderson Chapter #219,
Henderson, on Jan. 16, 1963. The Hen-
derson Chapter consolidated with Vera
Chapter #113, Le Sueur, on June 30,
1986. The Vera Chapter consolidated
with the Cereal Chapter #2, Mankato, on
Jan. 27, 1993. Elaine demitted from the
Cereal Chapter and affiliated with Jor-
dan Chapter #108, Le Sueur, on July 18,
1994. Elaine has held many offices over
the years, according to Breitzman and
Wentworth. She was very active and a
joy to be around. Elaine was such a
good friend, always had a winning
smile and was so willing to help wher-
ever and whenever she could.
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Help Wanted
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Housekeeper/Caregiver: Female
wanted to take care of paralyzed
female in private home. Will train.
$11.25/hr. Call Kari (507) 426-
LABORERS for underground di-
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Must be detail oriented and have a
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Work Wanted
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling
of kitchens, bathrooms, hanging
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sheet rocking, texturizing or any
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Wi l l al so do cl eani ng of base-
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Special-95% Goodman gas fur-
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Michael Hartung, realtor, (612)
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Mobile Homes
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2BR Apartment wi th garage,
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Four units available (2-1BR, 2-
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No smoking or pets. $600 rent
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Updated, spacious one and two
BR apartments in Renville. In-
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Breezy Point timeshare, August
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Want To Rent
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custom farm for 2014 and beyond.
Contact Rich Elbert (320) 365-
Young farmer looking for land to
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Misc. Service
your place or ours. White oak lum-
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Virgil a call. Schauer Construction,
Inc. (320) 864-4453.
Professional Caretakers on per-
sonal basis with reasonable rates.
Interior and exterior scheduled
cleaning, pet care, grounds keep-
ing, maintenance, bobcat work,
debris removal. Matt and Mary
(320) 510-2211.
(based on first week pricing)
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Building and
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1 & 2 Bedroom
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Highland Commons
On-Site Caretaker(s)
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Position includes:
• Maintaining property;
• Cleaning/light maintenance;
• planning and hosting resident
• Networking with area
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Call 800-873-1736
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Job Opportunities...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington
is seeking the following positions:
Hiring Bonus up to
500 for
Full-Time LPN/RN Positions
• (2) Full-Time LPN/RN positions –
both are evening shifts with every other weekend.
Benefits Eligible.
• Assistant Cook, every other weekend & holiday,
12:15-6:45 pm
• Cook/Assistant Cook position, includes every
Thursday and Friday, and every other weekend.
Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
Click on Job Opportunities in left column, then Job Openings in right column.
For more information,
call Tiffany Brockhoff,
Human Resource Director at
507-964-2251 or email:
AA/EOE, EOW/H.M/F/Vet/Handicap Drug-Free Workplace
Caring can be a job, a career, ... Or a way of life.
County Support
MN Valley Action Council, Inc.
has an opening for a full time
County Support Specialist in our
Sibley County office. Initial point-
of-contact person for clients and
visitors. Take and complete appli-
cations, provide information and
referral services and clerical sup-
port. Minimum 2 yrs office experi-
Education in office procedures
preferred. Bilingual preferred. 40
hours/week. $11.97/hour, plus
$3.65/hour benefit compensation.
Submit résumé and application by
Aug. 7 to Keith Hamm, MVAC
Human Resources, 706 North Vic-
tory Drive, Mankato, MN 56001.
Application available by mail or
online at www.mnvac.org.
MVAC is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
For $50 your ad will run for 5 weeks in these 11 publications:
The Glencoe Advertiser • The McLeod County Chronicle
Silver Lake Leader • Arlington Enterprise • The Sibley Shopper
Renville County Shopper • Renville County Register • The Galaxy
Western Peach • www.GlencoeNews.com • www.ArlingtonMNnews.com
($50 is for 15 words, 50¢ each additional word. $45 without a photo.)
716 E. 10th St., P.O. Box 188, Glencoe, MN 55336
320-864-5518 • trishak@glencoenews.com
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