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Serving the Communities of Arlington and Green Isle, Minnesota
www.arlingtonmnnews.com Volume 130 • Number 8 • Thursday, August 29, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Single copy $1.00
By Dave Pedersen
Correspondent
The Sibley County Com-
missioners, during a recent
meeting, voted for a three
percent annual adjustment in-
crease to the 2014 wage plan
in most areas, including their
own.
Increases include for com-
missioners, elected officials,
non-bargaining staff and sea-
sonal/temporary hourly wage
rates. County Commissioner
Bill Pinkse said he read that
the state employee contract
was settled at three percent.
There also were adjust-
ments to the Sibley/McLeod
Health Insurance premium
rates and employer’s contri-
bution to the health insurance
plan.
After discussing the issue
at a budget workshop, County
Administrator Matt Jaunich
said the insurance committee
set parameter rates for next
year. It was decided to in-
crease the county contribu-
tion to health insurance cov-
erage by $15 for single and
$30 for single plus depend-
ents (family).
The new health insurance
premium rates for 2014 re-
flect a 9.55 increase for the
single silver plan and 9.4 per-
cent for silver family. The
single bronze plan increased
by 5.90 percent and family at
2.30 percent.
Jaunich noted that in the
bronze plan the county is tak-
ing care of half of the in-
crease. He added it has been
an issue of contention that the
county has been way behind.
“When talking to the pri-
vate sector, they are reporting
around a 15 percent increase
in insurance costs, so to keep
it in single digits is obviously
good for us and our employ-
ees,” said Jaunich.
Pinske said depending on
the balance, “Maybe next
year we can do better. They
keep warning us that Obama
care will drive up the premi-
ums. Nobody knows for
sure.”
Last year the employee step
salary increase was one per-
cent, following three years of
a wage freeze and no in-
crease. From 2005 to 2009
there was a three percent in-
crease for each of the five
years.
It was noted that the union
contract had been settled with
a similar 3 percent increase.
Sibley County hands out a 3% salary increase
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
Manager
The Sibley East School
Board, during its most recent
regular meeting, again con-
sidered bakery quotes for the
2013-14 school year.
On the district’s first at-
tempt to approve a bread con-
tract in July, only one bid was
received from Pan-O-Gold
Baking Company, St. Cloud.
A bid from the Earthgrain
Sara Lee, Eagan, the vendor
that had the contract last year,
was not received.
The district contacted
Earthgrain Sara Lee and
learned that the request for a
bid had not been received due
to an address change by the
company.
Earthgrain Sara Lee had
asked the delivery drivers to
communicate the change of
address, which wasn’t re-
ceived by the district office.
At the July 15 meeting, the
board decided to refuse the
one bid received by Pan-O-
Gold Baking Company and
send out another round of re-
quests for bids, under the rec-
ommendation of the district’s
lawyer Tony Nerud.
This time around bids were
received from both vendors.
The bid from Earthgrain Sara
Lee was approved for the
2013-14 school year as the
prices bid were the lowest on
all products requested.
In other action, the board:
• Approved the hiring of
Chuck Ress, part-time bus
driver; Khamprason (Air)
Chantharak, special education
teacher in Gaylord; Julie
Mertens, cultural navigator-
cultural integration and lan-
guage; Brianna Keltgen, fifth
grade teacher in Gaylord; and
Lauren Greeley, elementary
music teacher.
• Approved August bills
and payments of
$591,401.26.
• Approved the 2013-14
Project Ed.21 handbook.
One of the changes in the
handbook includes stating
that the use of instant mes-
saging in the classroom will
be left to the discretion of the
teacher.
• Considered and approved
the 2013-14 Activity and
Coaches handbooks with the
changes suggested at the Aug.
5 meeting.
The changes update the
wording on not being able to
participate in practice only if
a student is removed from
class for disciplinary reasons.
Absences excused with
parental approval are accept-
able.
• Accepted with great ap-
preciation a $500 donation
from the New Auburn VFW
Post 7266 for marching band
equipment.
• Superintendent Jim Ams-
den reported that the roofing
project, approved at the last
meeting, was underway.
He also reported that the
Safe Routes To School proj-
ect was set to begin on Aug.
21.
Both projects are expected
to be completed by the first
day of classes on Sept. 2.
• The next regular school
board meeting will be held in
Room 149 at the Arlington
campus at 6:30 p.m. Monday,
Sept. 16.
SE School Board talks bread, the whole wheat kind
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The completion date for
the Highway 5 Project
from Arlington to Green
Isle has been pushed back
from Wednesday, Sept. 25
to Friday, Oct. 4, accord-
ing to an official from the
Minnesota Department of
Transportation (MnDOT).
The contractor has en-
countered an issue with a
“little” stretch of reclama-
tion area which will now
be milled on Thursday,
Aug. 29, according to the
MnDOT official.
Work has started and
will continue on the nine
pipe culverts. This portion
of the project is expected
to be completed by
Wednesday, Sept. 4, the
MnDOT official said.
Work on the box cul-
vert, which is located
south of Green Isle, will
be completed around
Tuesday, Sept. 10, accord-
ing to the MnDOT offi-
cial.
A small portion of curb
and gutter work in Green
Isle will be completed
after Labor Day, the
MnDOT official said.
After work is completed
on the box culvert, a Class
5 aggregate base will be
applied to the highway
from Wednesday, Sept. 11
through Monday, Sept. 16,
according to the Mn/DOT
official.
There has also been a
little issue over the bitumi-
nous project. The bitumi-
nous overlay will take
place from Monday, Sept.
23 through Tuesday, Oct.
1.
Completion date is pushed
back for Highway 5 Project
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Safe Routes To
School Project
Despite the extreme
heat, employees from Ti-
Zack Concrete, Inc., Le
Center, worked hard to
complete the Safe
Routes To School Proj-
ect in Arlington. The
project was expected to
be completed late this
week, according to City
Administrator Liza Dona-
bauer. The project was
made possible by a
nearly $200,000 grant
from the federal govern-
ment.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Safe Routes To School
Project is expected to be
completed late this week, ac-
cording to Arlington City Ad-
ministrator Liza Donabauer.
The Arlington City Council
recently accepted a $173,608
bid from Ti-Zack Concrete,
Inc., Le Center, for the proj-
ect which began on Wednes-
day, Aug. 21.
The cost includes the base
bid along with Alternate A
and Alternate B.
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 Av-
enue Northwest 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 Street.
Alternate A will include the
repair and replacement of
sidewalks along the north
side of the 100 block of West
Chandler Street.
Alternate B will include
new sidewalks along the
north side of the 100 block of
East Chandler Street.
Alternate C, which was not
included in the bid, would
have included a new cross-
walk along Second Avenue
Northeast and the construc-
tion of a new sidewalk on the
east side of the Sibley East
Athletic Complex.
The remaining money from
the nearly $200,000 federal
grant will go toward engi-
neering fees.
The out-of-pocket expense
to the City of Arlington will
be as much as $27,000.
Safe Routes To School Project
to be completed late this week
By Dave Pedersen
Correspondent
A cost and time-saving
measure for Sibley County is
no longer on hold after the
board of commissioners ap-
proved a proposal to install a
fiber line between the court-
house, service center building
and highway shop at the
meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
The low bid of $51,038.52
was accepted from Parallel
Technologies with a comple-
tion date estimated by Friday,
Oct. 4. The bigger communi-
cation line is for privacy and
security, but will allow staff
and departments to be more
efficient.
“As I am typing on the in-
ternet, my computer quite
regularly gets locked up and I
have to wait until the system
catches up,” said Vicki Stock,
Public Health and Human
Services (PHHS) Director.
“When you multiply this by
the number of people in this
building, it becomes quite
costly as we sit and look at
our computer screens and
wait.”
Beth Wilson, Communica-
tions Director, reported the
server used by PHHS is al-
most 10 years old and is not
working as it should. It also
is used by Veteran Services
and County Extension.
Wilson was waiting for the
RS Fiber project, but when it
did not become a reality she
went to the next option of a
fiber line between the build-
ings.
Public Works needs a new
server for the GIS highway
software. The current one is
six years old and it is out of
hard drive space.
Public Health is switching
from software based on a
server at its building to a
server hosted at McLeod
County. The joint effort is
with Meeker and McLeod in-
volving high bandwidth to
handle all of the data transfer.
Online trainings are cur-
rently limited so as not to
take up all the bandwidth
needed for other daily appli-
cations.
The county assessor is get-
ting a new computer program
Sibley County
Continued on page 8
County approves fiber
line between buildings
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Thank You
A sincere thank you to
everyone who sent cards or
visited me when I had hip re-
placement surgery.
Thanks to all the Doctors,
Nurses & Therapists during
my surgery & recovery.
A special thank you to our
new Pastor, Pastor Eric Rapp
for his visits and Prayers.
It is greatly appreciated.
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Tuesday, September 3: Arlington Garden Club,
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Wednesday, September 4: Knights of Colum-
bus officers, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 5: Arlington Ambulance
Service, 7 p.m.
Arlington Lions Club, Arlington Haus, social 6
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News Briefs
Serious accident with injuries
A two-vehicle accident with injuries reportedly oc-
curred at the intersection of Highway 5 and County
Road 5 at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, according to the
Minnesota State Patrol.
An eastbound 1994 Honda Accord driven by Robert
A. Vanorden, 53, Gaylord, was struck in the rear by a
1992 Ford Taurus driven by Camerae L. Kellermann,
16, Arlington.
Vanorden suffered serious injuries and was transport-
ed to the North Memorial Medical Center in Robbins-
dale, according to the KNUJ Radio website.
Kellermann suffered a non-life threatening injury and
was transported to the Sibley Medical Center in Arling-
ton, according to the KNUJ Radio website.
Jerri L. Thomas, 56, who was a passenger in the
Vanorden vehicle, suffered a non-life threatening injury
and was transported to the North Memorial Medical
Center, according to the KNUJ Radion website.
The Sibley County Sheriff’s Department, Arlington
Police Department, Arlington Ambulance and Gaylord
Ambulance also assisted at the scene.
2-vehicle crash with injuries
A two-vehicle accident with injuries reportedly oc-
curred at the intersection of 411th Street and 236th
Street west of Arlington at 3:01 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25,
according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 1997 Dodge Caravan driven by Elizabeth A. Beck-
er, 17, Winthrop, was southbound on 411th Street and a
2008 Honda driven by Regina A. Ploeger, 66, Arling-
ton, was westbound on 236th Street when the two vehi-
cles collided.
Ploeger suffered a non-life threatening injury and was
transported by the Arlington Ambulance to the Sibley
Medical Center in Arlington, according to the KNUJ
Radio website.
Becker and two passengers did not suffer any report-
ed injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
School project is a success
The Salvation Army Back to School Project was a
great success this year, according to The Salvation
Army representative Kim Schwich.
Over 300 youth (117 families) came to the First
American Church in Gaylord to receive a back pack
and school supplies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug.
23.
“This project would not have been this successful
with out the support from the community with the dona-
tion of supplies,” said Schwich. “The Green Isle Lions
and the Leos should also be recognized for the time
they gave in both the packing of the supplies and distri-
bution.”
Vehicles egged in Arlington
Five vehicles were reportedly egged in the parking lot
at Brau Motors along Highway 5 in Arlington sometime
late Tuesday night, Aug. 20 or early Wednesday morn-
ing, Aug. 21, according to the Arlington Police Depart-
ment.
Police still writing out tickets
The Arlington Police Department continues to write
out numerous citations for speeding and stop sign viola-
tions in connection with the detour for the Highway 5
Project from Arlington to Green Isle.
The speeding citations have been written out to mo-
torists who are using the County Road 12 to Circle
Drive/Meadowlark Lane as their detour.
The stop sign violation citations have been written
out to motorists at the intersection of County Road 9
and West Brooks Street.
The police department will be highly visible in these
areas until the Highway 5 Project is completed, accord-
ing to Arlington Police Chief Bruce Rovinsky.
Bull riding event is Sept. 7
A Pro Auto N.YA. bull riding event to benefit Jared
Allen’s Home 4 Wounded Warriors will be held at the
Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington at 6 p.m. Satur-
day, Sept. 7.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
State Champions
Sibley East students Madilyn Krentz and Lindsey Fli-
eth were recently selected as state champions in their
respective categories during the Knights of Columbus
Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. Madilyn
placed first in the 8-11 age division of the Alcohol
Awareness & Abuse category. Lindsey placed first in
the 12-14 age division of the Drug Awareness &
Abuse category. Madilyn, who is a two-time state
champion, is the daughter of Myron and Mary Krentz,
rural Henderson. Lindsey is the daughter of Doug and
Amy Flieth, Gaylord. Left to right: Knights of Colum-
bus Grand Knight Gene Schultz, Madilyn Krentz, Lind-
sey Flieth and Co-Program Director Mike Feterl. Miss-
ing from the photo is Co-Program Director Tom Bal-
lalatak.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
Staff are excited as the
Green Isle Community
School will begin its ninth
year of educating students
next week.
“As we approach our 10-
year anniversary, we will be
reflecting on the years past
and how we can continue to
serve the needs of Green Isle
and its surrounding commu-
nities,” said GICS Director
Mary Menne. “Although our
vision and mission haven’t
changed over the years, we
continue to look for ways to
improve on those elements.”
According to Menne, the
primary focus at GICS is to
provide:
• A respectful and positive
learning environment for stu-
dents to grow and thrive so-
cially and academically
• Opportunities for multi-
age interactions both academ-
ically and socially
• High standards for aca-
demic performance by meet-
ing each individual student’s
needs
• Opportunities to give
back both in the school com-
munity as well as the sur-
rounding communities
through service learning proj-
ects
• A chance to connect with
the community in very
unique ways by learning the
culture and heritage of the
community
• A platform to learn and
practice responsible citizen-
ship
The Green Isle Community
School is a public school
which serves preschool
through sixth grade students.
“We are excited to an-
nounce some changes this
year,” said Menne. “We will
be shifting our multi-age
classrooms back to the origi-
nal structure. This will pro-
vide three main sections-
Kindergarten, 1/2/3, 4/5/6
and room to expand addition-
al sections of each. Another
change is we will be provid-
ing all school supplies for
free and will be taking five
field trips at no cost to par-
ents throughout the year. And
one final change is our be-
fore/after-school childcare
program. ‘Clover Kids’ will
now be open to all preschool
through sixth grade students
in the area.”
Menne added, “As we ea-
gerly await to greet the stu-
dents’ return for the 2013-
2014 school year we would
like to take a moment to
thank the families we serve
for trusting us with their
child’s education and allow-
ing us the opportunity to get
to know their children. Our
small staff is so passionate
about what they do and ab-
solutely love teaching. They
genuinely care about each
child, enjoy nurturing their
curiosity and enjoy instilling
a love of learning. Thank you
for allowing us the opportuni-
ty to do what we love.”
Green Isle Community School to begin 9th year
By Karin Ramige Cornwell
Manager
It’s hard to believe that it is
time to go back to school al-
ready.
While students have been
enjoying the summer break,
the administration and staff at
Sibley East have been work-
ing hard to get ready the start
of the new school year on
Sept. 3.
The first day of classes for
the junior and senior high
(grades 7-12) is Tuesday,
Sept. 3.
The elementary grades
(kindergarten through sixth)
will have orientations on
Sept. 3-4, with the first day of
class on Thursday, Sept. 5.
The school day will start at
8:20 a.m. and end at 3:11
p.m.
There are some new faces
and lots of familiar ones,
though some have new roles.
Tim Schellhammer, joined
Sibley East as the high school
principal this summer.
Mr. Schellhammer came to
Sibley East from the Min-
netonka school district.
He replaces Jim Amsden
who became superintendent
in July.
Seven new teachers started
with the district on Aug. 19.
They are Missie Helget
(fifth grade teacher in Gay-
lord), Jennifer Dietz (special
education teacher in Arling-
ton), Brenda Brandt (second
grade teacher in Arlington),
Kimberly Kohlhof (speech
therapist in Arlington), Air
Chantharak (elementary spe-
cial education teacher in
Gaylord), Lauren Greeley (el-
ementary music teacher at
both at Arlington and Gaylord
campuses) and Julie Mertens
(ESL teacher in Arlington).
The new teachers were
joined by returning faculty on
Aug. 26.
Distribution of iPads for
grade six through 12 is under-
way. Contact the school if
you have not received a time
for pick up.
Sibley East will again offer
breakfast at no charge.
Lunch prices have in-
creased. Lunch for students in
kindergarten through sixth
grade will be $2.30 and $2.40
for students in junior and sen-
ior high.
Fall sports are also in full
swing.
It is looking to be a great
year at Sibley East.
It’s back to school at Sibley East
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McLeod County Chronicle
A large group of city, coun-
ty and public transit officials
from several counties came
together in Hutchinson Friday
morning to talk about how
different transit systems can
cooperate — and possibly
consolidate — to provide bet-
ter service to riders.
Beverly Herfindahl of Dis-
trict 8 of the Minnesota De-
partment of Transportation
(MnDOT), said the talk of
making public transit systems
more efficient started in 2011
when, because of a large
deficit at the state level, “we
thought transit could take a
30 percent cut in funding.”
The discussion centered
around how public transit
systems could “still put the
same level of service on our
streets if we had to cut,” said
Herfindahl. “Usually (in
cuts), service is the first thing
to go, and we didn’t want that
to happen.”
As it turned out, the 30 per-
cent cut did not materialize,
but “we had started down the
path to improve the efficien-
cies and effectiveness of our
transit system,” Herfindahl
said.
While there is a perception
that the state wants to reduce
the number of transit systems
to 10 to 15 from the current
53 systems, consolidation is
not necessarily the goal,
Herfindahl said.
“We would like to see
fewer contracts,” Herfindahl
said, “because we could give
more detailed oversight of
contracts instead of running
around as much as we’re
doing,” but the overall goal is
to provide better service at,
hopefully, the same or lower
cost.
“We don’t specifically see
consolidation for everyone,”
Herfindahl said, but some
smaller systems may see the
benefit of joining with a larg-
er one, especially as employ-
ees retire or move on to other
jobs. And MnDOT will have
some “transitional funding”
to help with re-lettering
buses, new logo designs and
new contracts with personnel
if there are systems that want
to merge.
MnDOT helps fund most
public transit systems, includ-
ing McLeod and Sibley coun-
ties’ Trailblazer Transit sys-
tem, and has oversight of the
systems.
Herfindahl said that coop-
eration between transit sys-
tems could be something as
simple as sharing routes ad-
ministration or compliance
personnel (such as drug and
alcohol compliance officers),
or as complex as an eventual
consolidation of systems.
Jim Swanson, a Sibley
County Commissioner, said
that part of the problem is
that each system has a de-
fined “service area” which, in
the case of county systems,
includes the county and one
mile beyond the county bor-
ders. He described each sys-
tem as an independent “silo”
that does not cross lines with
other systems.
MnDOT provides funding
based on rides within the
service area. Rides that ex-
tend past the borders of the
service area are not subject to
MnDOT funding.
“Yes, we want to get rid of
the silos,” agreed Herfindahl,
“because we realize that is
not how people live. ”
Herfindahl said populations
are not constrained in move-
ment by county or municipal
lines.
Rachel Schneiderman of
Heartland Express in Renville
County, said that some transit
systems are already cooperat-
ing with neighboring transit
systems.
“We’re already doing some
of that; it’s just that now
MnDOT is saying it’s OK,”
said Schneiderman.
Participants threw out
some ideas on ways to share
services:
• The possibility of having
transit systems in joint pow-
ers agreements in which each
partner takes on specialized
tasks, such as training, dis-
patching, maintenance or pro-
curement, but each “partner”
retains its independent status.
• Shared, dedicated routes
along major transportation
corridors, such as Highways
12, 7, 212 and 19, with each
system “feeding” into the
route.
• Opening borders of the
transit systems to improve ef-
ficiency.
Schneiderman suggested
that the discussion now move
to the transit director level to
come up with some ideas.
“We’re the ones who know
where we’re not doing our
best, and where we need
help,” said Schneiderman.
Herfindahl agreed, but en-
couraged communication
with city, county and other
officials because they are the
decision makers, she said.
Herfindahl also said that
changes are not expected
overnight.
“This is going to take a
long and concentrated effort,”
said Herfindahl.
Transit, other officials gather
to discuss ways to cooperate
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
50-Plus Years Of Giving
Arlington resident Roger Schneider
gave blood during a drive at the Com-
munity Center on Tuesday afternoon,
Aug. 27. Schneider has been a regular
blood donor for the past 50-plus years.
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Arlington ENTERPRISE
Construction projects
are plenty in Arlington
Our view: Construction projects cause
inconveniences, but they also
improve the community
Opinions
Guest Column
Letter To The Editor
It has been a long time since the community of Arlington has
seen such a series of summer improvement projects like this year.
To some people, the improvement projects are a nuisance and
cause inconveniences. That may be true, but the number of im-
provement projects around the community is also a sign of
progress.
The continuation of the Highway 5 Project, a multi-million dol-
lar project, will allow motorists to drive a 14-mile stretch of new
roadway from Gaylord to Green Isle once construction is complet-
ed in early October.
The Safe Routes To School Project, which will soon be complet-
ed, will improve routes that youth and adults already use in the
community. The project is an excellent example of government en-
tities coming together in the form of solid partnerships for the
good of the people, community, school district and county. In addi-
tion, the sidewalk improvements have been funded with nearly
$200,000 in federal monies right here in Arlington. Futhermore,
the city hopes to plant more trees probably next spring than were
removed this summer.
A $75,000 roof replacement project has also been underway at
the Sibley East Public School in Arlington. The roof, once com-
pleted, will be replace the existing roof on the elementary section
of the local school building.
On a much smaller scale, the baseball water tower will be
cleaned in Arlington during the last week of August or the first part
of September.
There will always be some people who will be critical of the nui-
sances and inconveniences caused by these improvement projects.
The end result, however, will be worth the wait. Towns, similar in
size to Arlington, would love to have these types of construction
projects in their communities.
-K.M.
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy An-
niversary to the following local and
area residents compliments of the
Arlington Lions Club Community
Calendar.
August 30
Gene Schultz, Joe Kirscht, Marie Pe-
draza, Sarah Mader, Todd Sandberg,
Wayne McCormick, Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Hennies, and Mr. and
Mrs. Mike Campa.
August 31
Hannah Neubarth, Jim Duenow and
Mikalynn Hauer.
September 1
In Memory Of Ron Soeffker, Aaron
Karger, Alex Battcher, Amanda
Allen, Andy Stien, Dylan Lieske,
Jean Schuetz, Jeff Kleist, Patrick F.
Liebl, and Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Standinger.
September 2
David Winter, Ashley Traxler, Carol
Hebeisen, and Mr. and Mrs. Roger
Lietz.
September 3
Alexander Gieseke, Brennen St.
John, Chuck Shimota, Delores
Schwope, Greg Musquiz, Gwen
Scharpe, Megan Traxler, Mr. and
Mrs. Jeff Vos, Mr. and Mrs. Rob
Brau, and Mr. and Mrs. Roger
Hoeben.
September 4
Jeff Tuchtenhagen and Travis
Schmidt.
September 5
In Memory Of Ervin Schuft, Davis
Wibstad, Adam Oelfke, Greg Meyer,
Roger Hoeben, Rachel Duenow,
Benjamin Melsha, Mr. and Mrs.
John Woehler, and Mr. and Mrs.
Allen Willmsen.
*****
A man walked into the office in a
school. “Excuse me,” he said to the
secretary. “I would like to come to
school, I want to learn to read and
write.”
“OK,” the secretary responded
in a bored voice, “just fill out this
form.”
*****
There were four teenagers who
played hooky one morning. Upon
coming to class in the afternoon,
they reported that their lateness was
because their car got a flat tire.
“That’s fine,” the teacher said
much to the students’ relief. “But
there is an oral test this morning
which you boys have to make up, so
please have a seat and take out a
piece of paper.”
After the four boys found a
seat, the teacher asked, “Now for
the first question, which tire was
flat!”
*****
Student: “I don’t think I deserved
a zero on this test!”
Teacher: “I agree, but that’s the
lowest mark I could give you!”
*****
Teacher: If there are a dozen flies
on a table and you swat one, how
many are left?
Math clown: “Uhhhh, just the
dead one?”
*****
The children were lined up in the
cafeteria of a Catholic elementary
school for lunch. At the head of the
table was a large pile of apples. The
nun made a note, and posted it on
the apple tray: “Take only one. God
is watching.”
Moving further along the lunch
line, at the other end of the table
was a large pile of chocolate chip
cookies. A child had written a
note: “Take all you want. God is
watching the apples.”
*****
A kindergarten teacher was ob-
serving her classroom of children
while they were drawing. She would
occasionally walk around to see each
child’s work. As she got to one little
girl who was working diligently, she
asked what the drawing was. The
girl replied, “I'm drawing God.”
The teacher paused and said, “But
no one knows what God looks like.”
Without missing a beat, or look-
ing up from her drawing, the girl
replied, “They will in a minute.”
*****
Little Johnny's kindergarten class
was on a field trip to their local po-
lice station where they saw pictures,
tacked to a bulletin board, of the 10
most wanted men.
One of the youngsters pointed to a
picture and asked if it really was the
photo of a wanted person.
“Yes,” said the policeman. “The
detectives want him very badly.”
So Little Johnny asked, “Why
didn't you keep him when you
took his picture?”
*****
To The Editor,
This is in response to Sibley East
Superintendent Jim Amsden's edito-
rial regarding Location Equity Aid
(LEA). I appreciate his letter and I
agree that the disparity in per pupil
funding for public schools with en-
rollments between 1,000 and 2,000
students is unacceptable. This was
one of the primary reasons I voted
against the K-12 education omnibus
bill and was a co-author on a bill
(HF248) that aims to eliminate the
funding gap for rural school dis-
tricts.
Last session I met with area su-
perintendents to discuss the shortfall
in funding for rural school districts.
During the meeting, the area super-
intendents shared that the current
per pupil shortfall in funding in rural
versus metro districts is over $300
million. The Governor and the DFL
legislature did little to correct this
deficiency and in some cases exac-
erbated it as with LEA.
Having served on the Glencoe-
Silver Lake school board for 16
years, the rural funding shortfall was
a major source of frustration. I firm-
ly believe that each student in our
state should be funded equally
whether they live in rural or metro,
with exceptions for special needs
students.
There were other reasons why I
voted against the DFL education
omnibus bill, including spending ad-
ditional millions to expand the Min-
nesota Department of Education’s
(MDE) control and micro manage-
ment of our local public schools.
This approach has never raised aca-
demic achievement for students.
A perfect example was the failed
MDE project, the Profile of Learn-
ing, which was a billion dollar edu-
cational boondoggle that damaged
academic achievement for students.
It was such a failure that the legisla-
ture repealed it after wasting over a
billion in tax dollars.
Instead of growing and empower-
ing worthless government bureau-
cracy, your tax dollars should be
committed to the classrooms where
actual academic instruction takes
place.
In addition, the growth of the
MDE coupled with costly unfunded
mandates, takes away local control
and puts pressure on local school
boards to run referendums, which in
turn, increases local property taxes.
The public education structure
and funding needs major reform that
empowers local school districts to
control the education of their chil-
dren and equalizes per pupil fund-
ing.
The DFL and Governor' s ap-
proach, with few exceptions, is to
pile billions of tax dollars onto the
same system and shift more authori-
ty to worthless government bureau-
cracies and then call that reform.
The good news is there is plenty
of money in the public educational
system if we dramatically shrink the
educational bureaucracy and target
funding into the classroom.
There are numerous reforms that
would create greater efficiency and
raise academic standards.
For example, I authored a special
ed reform bill HF1577 that would
empower parents with more choices
for their special ed students and re-
duce litigation cost for school dis-
tricts. It would also reduce paper
work and other costs for local
school districts.
This bill attempts real reform, yet
not one DFL legislator has signed on
as a co-author and the DFL con-
trolled legislature would not give the
bill even one hearing in committee. I
was told the bill could be heard this
upcoming session. Time will tell.
Regardless of your political affili-
ation, please join me in promoting
real education reforms that empower
local school districts, teachers and
parents to control the academic
achievement of their children and
directs funding into the classroom
instead of increasing the authority
and cost of worthless government
bureaucracies. This approach can
actually reduce local property taxes,
raise academic achievement and
greatly increase community support
for local school districts.
Glenn Gruenhagen
State Representative
R-Glencoe
Disparity in education funding is unacceptable
By Lee H. Hamilton
If you want to know why passing
congressional legislation has gotten
so difficult, here are two numbers to
remember: 5 and 532. They illus-
trate a great deal about Congress
today.
When I served in the House
decades ago and the “farm bill”
came up, stitching a successful piece
of legislation together depended on
getting five organizations to find
common ground. They included
groups like the national Farm Bu-
reau and the Farmers Union, and our
task was clear: get them to agree on
what the bill ought to look like, and
we had a measure that could pass.
This year, Congress is struggling
to get a farm bill through. After the
House of Representatives sent the
first version down to defeat, no
fewer than 532 organizations signed
a letter to Speaker John Boehner
asking him to bring a bill back to the
floor as soon as possible. The array
of groups was striking. The Farm
Bureau signed on, but so did avoca-
do growers and peach canners, bee-
keepers and archers, conservation-
ists of all sorts, and huge businesses
like Agri-Mark.
In essence, the big umbrella
groups have broken into different
constituent interests, with peanut
growers and sheep ranchers and spe-
cialty-crop growers all pursuing
their particular goals. Sometimes it
feels like there’s a constituency for
every commodity — and on such
broader issues as biofuels, rural de-
velopment and international trade.
What used to require bringing to-
gether a handful of constituencies
now demands horse-trading among
hundreds.
Not every major piece of legisla-
tion before Congress is so compli-
cated, but the farm bill is a perfect
example of how tough it has become
to get a major bill through, with so
many competing interests and so
much money at stake. Everything on
Capitol Hill’s plate this year — from
immigration reform to gun control
to the upcoming debt ceiling fight
— requires legislative language that
a wide array of interest groups can
agree to. This would be daunting but
attainable if Congress operated the
way it once did. But it doesn’t.
For what the farm bill’s travails
also illustrate is that Congress is
now a legislatively challenged insti-
tution. The leaders on the Hill have
fewer tools of persuasion than they
once did. They abolished “ear-
marks,” so they can no longer prom-
ise a bridge or a road to secure a
member’s vote, and they carry less
respect and political clout. The po-
litical parties that once helped en-
force discipline can no longer do so,
since politicians these days often
identify themselves with outside
groups like the Tea Party rather than
with their political party. With the
rise of Super PACs, neither congres-
sional leaders nor political parties
have as much influence over
fundraising — and hence the “loyal-
ty” it once imposed — as they used
to.
To make matters worse, many
members — especially in the Re-
publican Party, though it’s not limit-
ed to the GOP’s side of the aisle —
do not like to compromise. As I sug-
Hamilton
Continued on page 5
Why governing is so difficult
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Sibley East School’s
Arlington, Green Isle, Gaylord,
Winthrop Henderson & New Auburn In-Town Bus Schedule
Policy for in-town pickup for students states that buses
will not pick up students within 5 blocks of school.
GAYLORD (in town)
Bus #1
7:38 – Woodland Dr. & Park Ave.
7:39 – Lakeside Dr. & Park Ave.
7:40 – Lakeside Dr. & 7
th
St. E.
7:41 – Woodland Dr. & 7
th
St. E.
7:42 – 308 Lincoln Ave.
7:43 – Kar-Mil Dr. & Lincoln Ave.
7:45 – Corner of Division & Franklin
7:46 – Corner of Division & Jefferson Ave. E.
7:47 – Corner of Division & High
Bus #4
7:50 – Corner of Southview Ave. S. & 4
th
St.
7:51 – Corner of Commercial Ave. S. & 4
th
St.
Bus #20
7:45 – Trailer Court
Bus #22
7:48 – Halter Glen & Westgate Apt.
7:49 – Court Ave. & 10
th
St.
7:50 – Penn Ave. & 10
th
St.
7:51 – Linden Ave. & 9
th
St.
Bus #25
7:46 – 2
nd
& Main
7:47 – Front of 112 Angle Dr.
7:48 – Corner of Shore View & Angle Dr.
ARLINGTON (in town)
Bus #21
7:50 – Chestnut St. & Shamrock Dr.
7:52 – Front of 853 7
th
Ave.
Bus #28
7:46 – Corner of Freedom Dr.
& Creekview Lane
7:48 – 511 Freedom Dr.
7:50 – Middle of Elmwood & Dayton on 5
th
Ave.
7:52 – 3
rd
& Clinton
Bus #7
7:45 – 307 E. Brooks
7:46 – 312 E. Main
Bus #10
7:48 – 5
th
Ave. SE & E. Baker
Bus #15
7:42 – 4
th
Ave. & Circle Lane
7:43 – Circle Lane & Horseshoe Dr.
7:45 – Henderson & 3
rd
Ave. SE
7:46 – Henderson & 2
nd
Ave.
7:49 – 1
st
& Baker
7:50 – Alley of 2
nd
Ave. SE & E. Main
Bus #5
7:45 – 8
th
Ave. NW & W. Chandler St.
7:47 – 809 W. Brooks St. (PM Bus #31)
7:49 – Amberfield Apts.
7:50 – Corner of Polar Circle & W. Baker
7:52 – Highland Commons
GREEN ISLE (in town)
Bus #21
7:08 – Corner of 4
th
St. & Main
7:09 – Front of 241 Main
Bus # 12
7:19 – Corner of N. Lane & Gloria
7:20 – Corner of Gloria & E. 6
th
St. N.
7:21 – 145 6
th
St. N.
7:22 – Erin St. & E. Shamrock
7:24 – Corner of 200 Cleveland
7:26 – 400 McGrann St.
7:27 – 330 McGrann St.
7:28 – Parnell St. (Fire Station)
WINTHROP (in town)
Bus #22
7:03 – Lyle’s Cafe
7:05 – 703 N. Main
7:07 – 8
th
& Linden
HENDERSON (in town)
Bus #15
7:05 – 5
th
& Market
7:08 – Ellingson Park
NEW AUBURN (in town)
Bus #2
7:26 – 6
th
Ave. & 3
rd
St.
7:28 – Hwy. 22 & 5
th
St.
7:30 – 6
th
St. & 7
th
Ave.
7:32 – 8
th
Ave. & 4
th
St.
7:34 – 8
th
Ave. & 3
nd
St.
7:35 – 8
th
Ave. & 2
nd
St.
7:36 – Hwy. 22 & 7132 7
th
Ave.
RIVERBEND
Leaves Arlington at 7:10 a.m.,
Returns at 3:25 p.m.
NEW COUNTRY SCHOOL
HENDERSON
(Trailblazer Bus)
Leaves Arlington at 7:10 a.m.,
Returns at 3:50 p.m.
JR. HIGH BUSES TO GAYLORD
Leave at 8:00 a.m.
Bus #5, #7, #10, #21
GREEN ISLE
Leaves Arlington with
Roger at 8:10 a.m.
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transportation,
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Armed and ready
Glencoe area law enforcement was out
and armed Wednesday morning, Aug. 21,
after receiving a call of shots being fired
in the area of Chandler Avenue and Ninth
Street. Glencoe Police, McLeod County
Sheriff’s deputies and Minnesota State
troopers all converged on the scene.
Glencoe city personnel were conscripted
to divert traffic from the area. When it
was over, it turned out to be a man acci-
dentally shot himself with a nail gun and
needed to be taken to the Glencoe Re-
gional Health Services for treatment.
By Kurt Menk
Editor
St. Paul’s Lutheran School
in Arlington, after a busy
summer, is looking foward to
the 2013-2014 school year,
according to Principal Eric
Kaesermann.
The school underwent
some building updates over
the past three months.
With energy grants, rebates
and gifts from donors, the
school has upgraded its light-
ing.
“It is a big improvement to
have brighter, more efficient
lights throughout the entire
building,” said Kaesermann.
“The most noticeable is in the
gymnasium where new fix-
tures were installed. The
board of education saw the
available funds, the cost-sav-
ing on electric usage and de-
sire to give our children a
proper learning atmosphere. It
made sense to get this project
done.”
St. Paul’s has also gotten
through a full year of using
iPads in its classrooms.
“It is amazing how many
different ways the teachers in-
corporate them in their class-
room activities,” Kaesermann
said. Prekindergarten through
eighth grade have all been
using them in class.
Kaesermann continued,
“Every year we develop and
purchase curriculum that
helps our students achieve at
high levels. This year we fin-
ished updating our math se-
ries. We continue to be proud
that our students achieve well
above national levels on their
standardized tests. Our stu-
dents achieve just above the
70 percent of the national av-
erage for the sixth straight
year. We are proud to see our
St. Paul’s alumni that attend-
ed Sibley East Senior High
School or Minnesota Valley
Lutheran High School on the
honor lists.”
The classrooms at St.
Paul’s Lutheran School are
multigrade and subjects are
taught from a Christian per-
spective, according to Kaeser-
mann.
“Our experienced staff
manages these multiage class-
rooms to optimize student
achievement,” he said.
The staff consists of Don
Koch who teaches grades 6-8,
Principal Eric Kaesermann
who teaches grades 3-5, Les-
ley Kaesermann who teaches
grades 1-2, and Judy Petzel
who teaches preschool in the
afternoons and kindergarten
in the morning.
“This year we will continue
to have a home-school pro-
gram on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, ” said Kaesermann.
“These students attend our af-
ternoon class periods of art,
music, physical education,
etc. It is an interesting pro-
gram and it was successfully
received last school year.”
Kaesermann said major
blessings that were received
last year were grants and
funding from Safe Routes to
School and Sibley County
Public Health.
“Funds from these projects
were used to encourage walk-
ing or biking to school,” said
Kaesermann. “The rest was
used to start a school garden
and orchard. We planted this
spring and our students are in-
volved with the harvest of the
food. We are looking forward
to having those vegetables on
our menu this school year.”
School at St. Paul’s Luther-
an School is set to begin on
Tuesday, Sept. 3. An opening
service at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church will be held at 8:15
a.m.
Interested people who
would like to visit the school
or learn more about St. Paul’s
can contact the school office
at 964-2397 or visit the web-
site at www.stpaularlington-
.com/school/.
St. Paul’s Lutheran School looking
forward to 2013-2014 school year
90 Years Ago
August 30, 1923
Louis Kill, Editor
“Stick ’em up,” and “Let’s
have your money, ” are the
words which greeted Flavil
Sargeant, night operator at the
local depot last Monday night at
about 12 o’clock as he was
about to lock the waiting rooms
and settle down for the night’s
work in the office. The comment
came from a masked bandit who
confronted Flavil just as he was
about to lock the door of the
ladies waiting room, and the
command was emphasized with
the flourish of a pistol. The lone
bandit rifled the cash drawer of
the change, amounting to about
$12, and that’s all he got for his
trouble.
Three freakish looking auto-
mobiles which were all decked
out with steel hoops and braces
to enable them to turn somer-
saults and perform other freak
stunts, proved quite an attraction
while they tarried in town Mon-
day evening. It was an auto ball
troupe on their way to the Man-
kato fair.
Henry Fenske, engineer at the
mill, had a narrow escape last
Saturday while in the act of re-
pairing a break in a steam pipe.
In some manner the steam blew
out of the pipe when Henry did
not expect it and scalded his
face quite badly. He was given
first aid immediately and the
burns are not very severe, al-
though he might have suffered
the loss of his eyesight.
60 Years Ago
August 27, 1953
Louis Kill, Editor
Mrs. Donald Timm, Arling-
ton, has accepted appointment
as Sibley County’s chairman for
the USO-United Defense Fund
for Minnesota ‘s 1953 cam-
paign. The quota for Sibley
County will be $1,742.74.
Martin Meger, Sr., oldest man
in this section of the state, died
Sunday, August 16, at the home
of his son, Martin, in Derrynane
Township in LeSueur County.
He would have been 103 years
old had he lived until November
19. He is survived by seven
children, 51 grandchildren, 91
great-grandchildren and 14
great-great-grandchildren. In all,
167 descendants.
Mrs. Henry Scheer, Jr., re-
ceived a letter this week from
her brother, Pvt. Robert Bade,
who is serving with the armed
forces in Germany, in which he
stated hat he had met Pvt. Erwin
Buckentine. Pvt. Bade’s outfit
was being conveyed through a
town near Munich when he rec-
ognized Erwin on the street and
a happy reunion of the two Ar-
lington boys followed.
30 Years Ago
September 1, 1983
Val Kill, Editor
School opened August 29th
for 945 Arlington and Green Isle
public and parochial school stu-
dents. This figure is down by
three from last year’s enrollment
of 948.
Baseball fans turned out by
the thousands to watch their fa-
vorite teams play in Hamburg
and Arlington in State Tourna-
ment action last weekend. Gate
attendance for Friday night, Sat-
urday and Sunday totalled 6,083
for Arlington and Hamburg. The
A’s lost their opening game to
Maple Lake, 6-0, and were
eliminated from the tournament.
Green Isle, meanwhile, defeated
Browerville 2-1 and will contin-
ue in the tournament.
The Cosmic Capers summer
reading program drew to a close
last week at the Arlington Public
Library. Librarian Florence
Goebel called it “a successful
program.” Chris Maeder read
the most books of the program
when she completed her 114th
book.
15 Years Ago
August 27, 1998
Kurt Menk, Editor
The corn pack has been in
full swing at the Dean Foods
Vegetable Company in Arling-
ton this month. The company,
according to General Manager
Bruce Pinske, will exceed its
goal of 2,235,000 cases of corn
this year. The company, he
added, was also able to reach
450,000 cases of peas this sum-
mer.
The Sibley East FFA Field
Day was held at the new Round-
Up Ready Soybean Plot on
Monday afternoon and evening.
The 5.5 acre plot, which is lo-
cated along County Road 9 just
north of Arlington, is comprised
of 12 different varieties from
eight companies.
An in-dash cassette player,
two speakers, amplifier, 40-plus
cassette tapes and a cassette
case were reported taken from a
vehicle Monday, according to
the Arlington Police Depart-
ment. The vehicle was parked
along the 300 block of West
Baker Street when the incident
occurred. The items were valued
at approximately $625.
gested at the beginning, com-
promise is at the heart of the
farm bill. For the last 50
years, it’s been put together
by joining crop support and
nutrition support — food
stamps — in order to win the
votes of both rural and urban
lawmakers. And within the
rural sections of the bill,
wheeling and dealing on the
specifics has been the only
way to generate legislation
that farm-state legislators
could all agree upon. Now
that formula is broken, though
I do believe an accommoda-
tion will be worked out.
But the problems go beyond
that, and it’s not bad that the
usual inertia on the farm bill
has found difficult going. The
country needs to confront
basic questions about the $16
billion annual subsidy and
heavy trade protection accord-
ed to agriculture — when
fewer than 1 percent of Amer-
icans are farmers and farming
has become a hugely corpo-
rate industry. Likewise, with
one in six Americans now re-
ceiving food stamps, we need
a real debate about the food
stamp program, which makes
up 80 percent of the cost of
the bill.
In other words, we’re not
getting what we actually need,
which is a real policy debate
on the role of the government
in agriculture. If Congress
were working properly, this
might have been possible. In-
creasingly, I fear it’s beyond
Capitol Hill’s reach.
Lee Hamilton is Director of
the Center on Congress at In-
diana University. He was a
member of the U.S. House of
Representatives for 34 years.
Hamilton Continued from page 4
During a closed session that
followed the regular city coun-
cil meeting on Monday, Aug.
19, the Belle Plaine City Coun-
cil voted to part ways with City
Administrator David Murphy
effective immediately, accord-
ing to an article in the Belle
Plaine Herald.
Mayor Mike Pingalore said
he could not go into any specif-
ic details about the matter until
after both parties signed the
“separation agreement.” Once
the agreement is signed, Pinga-
lore said the details within it
would be released. During a
closed session in June, the city
council came to a consensus
(no vote was taken) not to
renew Murphy’s current con-
tract when it expires on Dec.
31.
Council votes to relieve BP city administrator of duties
The Gibbon City Council
was notified of its third big
surprise on the new water
treatment plant at a special
meeting on Monday, Aug. 1,
according to an article in the
Winthrop News.
First, the $500,000 grant was
denied and then the economy
improved and the construction
costs increased. On Monday
evening, the Council was in-
formed that with the improved
economy the interest rate had
increased. Engineer Chuck
Vermeersch stated that before
the regular monthly meeting on
Monday Aug.12, it looked like
the loan with Public Facilities
Authority (PFA) would come
in below one percent, but one
percent was the minimum rate.
The Council approved the con-
tractor’s 2.4 million project
and set new water rates to pay
off the project.
Trying to get the final ap-
proval on the loan, Vermeersch
and engineer Kathy Cavett
found out the loan interest rate
would be between 1.28 and 1.3
percent.
Another surprise in Gibbon
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Sports
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Sibley East varsity
girls tennis team defeated two
teams in a pair of tourna-
ments last week.
The Lady Wolverines de-
feated Glencoe-Silver Lake
and Jordan during a tourna-
ment in Glencoe on Tuesday,
Aug. 20.
Sibley East also defeated
Luverne and Maple River
during the St. James Doubles
Tournament on Wednesday,
Aug. 21.
Sibley East will travel to
Le Sueur-Henderson in Min-
nesota River Conference play
on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Sibley East 4
Glencoe-Silver Lake 3
SINGLES: 1 - Breann
Walsh (SE) defeated Kelly
Arnold (GSL) 6-4, 5-7, 7-4; 2
- Ashley Mercier (SE) lost to
Rachel Rusten (GSL) 2-6, 0-
6; 3 - Karissa Sorenson (SE)
lost to Callie Raduenz (GSL)
0-6, 1-6; 4 - Faith Young (SE)
defeated Lindsey Wedin
(GSL) 6-2, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1 - Mariah
Schrupp & Ella Lundstrom
(SE) lost to Laurie Becker
and Ellie Lepel (GSL) 6-4, 3-
6, 8-10; 2 - Alicia Kranz &
Alli Harter (SE) defeated
Ashlyn Ratke & Emily Von-
Berge (GSL) 6-2, 7-5; 3 -
Lindsey Flieth & Rachel
Davis (SE) defeated Ashley
Miller & Emily Popella
(GSL) 6-4, 6-3.
Blue Earth Area 6
Sibley East 1
SINGLES: 1 - Breann
Walsh (SE) lost to Karleigh
Wolff (BEA) 1-6, 2-6; 2 - Ella
Lundstrom (SE) lost to Kait-
lyn Olsen (BEA) 1-6, 0-6; 3 -
Alli Harter (SE) lost to Lind-
sey Prokop (BEA) 3-6, 1-6; 4
- Mariah Schrupp (SE) lost to
Anikka Wilhelm (BEA) 5-6, 2-
6.
DOUBLES: 1 - Alicia
Kranz & Ashley Mercier (SE)
lost to Karli Olsen & Natalie
Fellows (BEA) 0-6, 0-6; 2 -
Kelsey Klaustermeier &
Karissa Sorenson (SE) lost to
Bekah Krussow & Paige Dar-
rington (BEA) 1-6, 1-6; 3 -
Faith Young & Lindsey Flieth
(SE) defeated Lacey Benz &
and Annaliese Klinker (BEA)
6-3, 6-0.
Sibley East 4
Jordan 3
SINGLES: 1 - Alicia Kranz
(SE) lost to Rachel Menke (J)
2-6, 5-7; 2 - Ashley Mercier
(SE) defeated Katherine Ichi-
nose (J) 7-5, 6-3; 3 - Faith
Young (SE) defeated Natalie
Taylor (J) 6-2, 6-2; 4 - Lind-
sey Flieth (SE) defeated Julia
Forgarty (J) 4-6, 6-4, 10-0.
DOUBLES: 1 - Breann
Walsh & Ella Lundstrom (SE)
lost to Carina Larson and
Victoria Read (J) 3-6, 5-7; 2 -
Mariah Schrupp & Alli Har-
ter (SE) defeated Sam Kulas
& Lydia Read (J) 6-2, 6-2; 3 -
Karissa Sorenson & Sierra
Allison (SE) lost to Nicole
Samuelson & Lexi Lightfoot
(J) 4-6, 5-7.
Sibley East 5
Luverne 3
DOUBLES: 1 - Breann
Walsh & Ella Lundstrom (SE)
lost to Adams & Smednich
(L) 4-6, 6-7, 2-7; 2 - Mariah
Schrupp & Alicia Kranz (SE)
defeated Erickson & Kneip
(L) 6-3, 6-3; 3 - Alli Harter &
Faith Young (SE) defeated
Wenninger & Severtson (L) 6-
2, 6-1; 4 - Lindsey Flieth &
Ashley Mercier (SE) defeated
Nortest & Gust (L) 6-2, 6-1;
5 - Karissa Sorenson &
Kelsey Klaustermeier (SE)
defeated Hustoft & Wendland
(L) 6-1, 6-2; 6 - Rachel Davis
& Sierra Allison (SE) lost to
Pieerce & Oye (L) 4-6, 0-6; 7
- Liz Thies & Melissa Otto
(SE) defeated Weinieke & Rus
(L) 2-6, 6-3, 10-7; 8 - Becca
Davis & Mikayla Holmes
(SE) lost to Gormauer &
Wesrels (L) 1-6, 0-6.
Sibley East 5
Maple River 3
DOUBLES: 1 - Breann
Walsh & Mariah Schrupp
(SE) defeated Megan Lang-
worthy & Hannah Proehl
(MR) 6-1, 6-3; 2 - Ella Lund-
strom & Alicia Kranz (SE)
lost to Rachel Rigden & Ann
Bartarla (MR) no score avail-
able; 3 - Alli Harter & Faith
Young (SE) lost to Emily
Spear & Stephanie Boto
(MR) 6-7, 6-1, 8-10; 4 - Lind-
sey Flieth & Ashley Mercier
(SE) defeated Ashley Code &
Maley Schultz (MR) 6-2, 6-2;
5 - Karissa Sorenson &
Kelsey Klaustermeier (SE)
defeated Mariah Proehl &
Savannah Stronger (SE) 7-6,
6-3; 6 - Rachel Davis & Sier-
ra Allison (SE) defeated
Gwen Ward & Courtney Put-
nam (MR) 6-2, 6-2; 7 - Liz
Thies & Melissa Otto (SE)
defeated Kelsey Sohne & Tay-
lor Carlson (MR) 6-3, 6-1; 8
- Mandy Thomes & Kelsey
Klaustermeier (SE) lost to
Mariah Davis & Becca Ri-
ogcher (MR) 0-6. 0-6.
Sibley East tennis team nets 4 wins
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The hitting of Brian Scher-
schligt and the pitching of
Cody Hallahan, for the sec-
ond consecutive contest,
sparked the Green Isle Irish
baseball team to a 9-0 win
over Morris during the sec-
ond round of the Minnesota
State Class C Amateur Base-
ball Tournament at Maple
Lake on Saturday morning,
Aug. 24.
Scherschligt belted two
home runs into the wind and
drove in four runs while
Cody Hallahan retired 21
consecutive batters during
one stretch.
The Irish scored three runs
and grabbed a 3-0 lead in the
top of the third inning. Green
Isle plated the runs on a two-
run single by Pat Moriarty
and a solo homer by Scher-
schligt.
Green Isle plated five runs
and increased its advantage to
8-0 in the top of the sixth
frame. The big hit during the
rally was a three-run bomb
by Scherschligt.
The Irish tallied its final
run in the top of the eighth
inning en route to the 9-0 vic-
tory.
Cody Hallahan, who gave
up a leadoff single in the bot-
tom of the first inning, did
not allow another hit until the
bottom of the eighth frame.
The right hander, who surren-
dered three hits over eight in-
nings, posted the mound win.
He also fanned eight.
Aaron Cook, a draftee from
Young America, worked a
hitless ninth inning in relief.
The Irish pounded out 14
hits in the win. In addition to
the two Scherschligt
roundtrippers, Nate Pilacinski
and Moriarty contributed two
singles each. Zach Herd,
Lucas Herd, Jackson Halla-
han, Keller Knoll, Jeremy
Ische, Cody Hallahan, Con-
nor Herd and Zac Weber
added one single apiece.
The Irish, 26-9 overall, are
just four wins away from a
state championship. Green
Isle will now face Howard
Lake at Maple Lake at 1:30
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
The remaining games to
the state championship would
be at Delano at 11 a.m. Sun-
day, Sept. 1; at Maple Lake at
5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1; and at
Maple Lake at noon Monday,
Sept. 2.
Irish blank Morris 9-0 in state tournament
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Green Isle Irish right fielder Zach Herd reached first
base on this infield hit against Morris in the top of the
third inning on Saturday morning, Aug. 24. Herd
scored two batters later when Irish first baseman Pat
Moriarty delivered a two-run single. The Irish won the
game 9-0 and will now play Howard Lake in the next
round of the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Base-
ball Tournament at Maple Lake at 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 31.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
The following players are returning letterwinners for
the Sibley East varsity football team this fall. Front
Row: (left to right) Aaron Kapke, Francisco Guzman,
Alex Pedraza, Erik Danielson, Beau Swenson, Austin
Sadler and Cole Bruhn. Middle Row: (l to r) Kalab
Stoeckman, Paul Glisczinski, Brody Rodning, Dylan
Pauly, Zach Clarke, Ben Frietag, Sam Bullert, Nick
Haupt and Brenden Bessel. Back Row: (l to r) Ben
White, Alex Bessel, Jon DuFrane, Arvin Latchman,
Colton Bates, Cordell Bates, Darian Schulte and
Donovan Swanson. Missing from the photo is Lukas
Bullert.
Former Green Isle Irish
standouts Scott Zeiher,
Mark Foley, Tim Gieseke,
Troy Koester and Tony
Nagel, and former Arling-
ton A’s and Sibley East
High School standout
Nate Hebiesen were mem-
bers of the LeSueur-Hen-
derson Legends over-35
amateur baseball club that
claimed the Class B state
championship with a 6-1
victory over New Hope in
Prior Lake on Sunday,
Aug. 25.
Zeiher was the winning
pitcher in two of the four
state tournament victories.
The Legends outscored
their four opponents 36-6
in the four state tourna-
ment games. The former
Irish standouts batted a
combined 77-for-198 on
the season, a .389 batting
average, while Hebiesen
batted 20-of-35 for a .571
average despite being
slowed by a hamstring in-
jury.
LS-H Legends win state title
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Sibley East varsity
girls volleyball team, in a
very hot gym, opened its sea-
son with a 3-2 win over visit-
ing G-F-W in non-conference
action on Monday night, Aug.
26.
The Lady Wolverines, who
lost the first and fourth games
26-24 and 25-19, won the
second, third and fifth games
25-19, 25-23 and 15-3 re-
spectively.
Sophomore Megan Krentz
paced a balanced attack with
10 kills and five blocks. Jun-
ior Autumn Dose collected
nine kills and six digs while
junior Karley Lind had 28 set
assists and five service aces.
Junior Shelby Voight record-
ed 20 digs and four service
aces while sophomore Mc-
Kayla Stumm contributed
eight digs and six kills. Sen-
ior Megan Eckberg had three
kills and three blocks while
sophomore Katie Tuchten-
hagen converted 15 of 15
serves and added 10 set as-
sists. Junior Kelli Martens
added six kills.
Sibley East will travel to
Minnesota Valley Lutheran
for a non-conference match at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.
Volleyball team wins opener
SE football team hopes to continue its winning ways
By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Sibley East varsity
boys football team hopes to
continue its winnings ways
from last year.
The Wolverines, just one
year ago, concluded the sea-
son with a 6-1 mark and a
share of the Minnesota River
Conference title, a trip to the
Minnesota State Class 2A
Football Tournament and a 9-
2 record overall.
Fifteen seniors have gradu-
ated from last year’s team, but
24 letterwinners return for
this year’s squad.
The returning letterwinners
include seniors Aaron Kapke,
Francisco Guzman, Alex Pe-
draza, Erik Danielson, Beau
Swenson, Austin Sadler,
Brody Rodning, Sam Bullert,
Nick Haupt, Ben White,
Arvid Latchman, Colton
Bates, Cordell Bates, Dono-
van Swanson and Darian
Schulte; juniors Cole Bruhn,
Zach Clarke, Ben Frietag,
Brenden Bessel, Alex Bessel,
Jon DuFrane and Lukas
Bullert; and sophomores Paul
Glisczinski and Dylan Pauly.
The remaining seniors in-
clude Hunter Retzlaff,
Quentin Gex, Mitch Went-
zlaff, Kody Klopflisch and
Ruben Moreno.
The remaining juniors are
Erik Moreno, Isaac Elseth and
Kevin Johnson.
The remaining sophomores
consist of Roberto Cardenas,
Juan Rodriguez, Devin Tupa,
German Navarro, Travis
Schmidt, Quin Riffenburg,
Logan Jorganson, Christian
Figueroa, Sam Abraham and
Luis Zambrano.
The freshmen include Tan-
ner Pasvogel, Zach Utendor-
fer, Brody Bates and Tanner
Kurtzweg.
An eighth grader is Jaden
Podratz.
Head coach Chuck Hart-
man is assisted by Carl
Bratsch, Mike Haller and Rod
Tollefson.
“Our attitude and body lan-
guage is good and you can
tell which guys participated in
the strength and conditioning
program and which ones did-
n’t,” said Hartman. “I think
our offensive line is young
but will gel. It’s of course led
by Cordell Bates who was all
everything last year. Erik
Danielson looks stronger and
more explosive. On defense,
Ben White is again at Mike
linebacker to anchor the de-
fense behind an improved de-
fensive line.
The Wolverines competed
in a scrimmage at Mankato
East on Saturday, Aug. 24, ac-
cording to Hartman.
Sibley East will open its sea-
son at G-F-W in non-confer-
ence action at Winthrop at 7
p.m. Aug. 30.
“G-F-W looked good at
their scrimmage and they are
better than last year’s team,”
Hartman said. “They have
good speed and size.”
Hartman, however, told his
team that the Wolverines can-
not expect to just show up and
win. The team, he said, must
be focused on their first oppo-
nent and play hard.
The Wolverines will open
their MRC season at Jordan at
7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
Sibley East will host its
home opener against visiting
Belle Plaine in conference
play at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept.
13.
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WET BASEMENT?
Sibley County Court
Arlington Raceway
The following is a list of re-
sults from the Arlington Race-
way on Saturday night, Aug. 24.
Truck Auto Cross - Feature
1. XX Adam Mehlhop, Arlington
2. 69 Mark Chicoine, Mont-
gomery
3. 47 Ryan Hoff, Winthrop
4. 09 Josh Kunz, no town
5. 20 John Theis, Le Center
6. 51 Scott Ernsting, Le Sueur
7. 85 Dustin Theuringer, Hutch-
inson
8. 11 Shawn Lang, Madison
Lake
9. 29 Brianna Thies, Le Center
10. 02 Isaac Arnst, Henderson
IMCA SportMods - Feature
1. 9 Matthew Looft, Swea, Iowa
2. 5B Tim Bergerson, North
Mankato
3. 0 Justin Remus, Sleepy Eye
4. 48 John Albrecht, Glencoe
5. 71 Josh Larsen, Glencoe
6. 7L Eric Larson, Madison Lake
7. 74 Dustin Engelke, Lester
Prairie
8. 7S Shawn Harms, Green Isle
9. 13 Adam Revier, Glencoe
10. 2 Wade Marshall, Chanhas-
sen
11. 35 Joe Maas, Howard Lake
12. 24/55 Glenn Martner,
Bloomington
13. 74X Zack Malchow,
Hutchinson
14. 3X Jeremy Brown, Rose-
mount
15. 28 Paul Konakowitz, New
Ulm
16. 13L Jeff Schultz, Jr., Nor-
wood
17. 09 Adam Purcell, Excelsior
18. 38M Mark Garver, Wells
Stock Cars - Feature
1. 81 Matt Speckman, Sleepy
Eye
2. 18X Chad Schroeder, Hender-
son
3. 92 Dan Mackenthun, Ham-
burg
4. 110 Kenneth Tietz, Belle
Plaine
5. 33 Matthew Schauer, Arling-
ton
6. 23M David Moriarty, Jordan
7. 34 Todd Brockman, Echo
8. 31 John Polifka, Glencoe
9. 10E Darrell Eckblad, St. Peter
10. 2D Mori Oestreich, Hender-
son
11. 28 Jeff Holstein, New Ulm
12. 87 Brent Uecker, Hutchinson
13. 1m Jeff Mccollum, Mankato
14. 67 Kyle Roepke, Arlington
Sprint Cars - Feature
1. 1300 Brett Allen, Gaylord
2. 4S Mike Stien, Gaylord
3. 33S Jeremy Schultz, Hutchin-
son
4. 2R Ron Guentzel, no town
5. 18 Nate Laugen, Lake Mills,
Iowa
6. 79 Aaron Wisch, Arlington
7. 11 Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake
Modifieds - Feature
1. 87 Curt Lund, Redwood Falls
2. 5 Brandon Beckendorf,
Danube
3. 32 Nick Helmbrecht, Winsted
4. 33 Jason Helmbrecht, Howard
Lake
5. 74C Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe
6. 12 Chad Porter, Madison Lake
7. 19M Dan Menk, Franklin
8. M8 Dalton Magers, Redwood
Falls
9. 74T Tim Pessek, Hutchinson
10. 10 Andrew Timm, Mankato
IMCA Sport Compact
- Feature
1. 27 Jed Trebelhorn, Winthrop
2. 9 Nate Coopman, Mankato
3. 83X Kalab Stoeckman, Ar-
lington
4. 54 Alan Lahr, Nicollet
5. 17 Ashelyn Moriarty, Jordan
6. 15 Kyren Porter, Madison
Lake
7. 30 Logan St. John, Arlington
Outlaw Hobby - Feature
1. 11 Rodney Manthey, Norwood
2. 0X Mark Oestreich, Hender-
son
3. 01X Perry Oestreich, Belle
Plaine
4. 4X Scott Oestreich, Belle
Plaine
5. 45 Brad Roepke, Mayer
6. 21W Tony Winters, Green Isle
7. 48 Teddy Goettl, New Auburn
8. 3J Jessie Johnson, Belle Plaine
IMCA Hobby - Feature
1. 75 Josh Telecky, Hutchinson
2. 17 Corey Schultz, Arlington
3. 27Z Jeremy Ziemke, Janes-
ville
4. 6T Tim Heidecker, Silver
Lake
5. 16 Ryan Grochow, New Ulm
6. 57/X Lee Fetchenhier, no
town
7. 0 Charlie Rustman, St. Peter
8. 55 Allen Fetchenhier, no town
9. 57 Brian Loscheider, Cologne
10. 1S Sarah Voss, Belle Plaine
11. 38B Brad Becker, Gaylord
12. 78 Kevin Latour, Le Sueur
13. 01X Patrick Oestreich, Belle
Plaine
14. 32 Jason Baune, Hutchinson
15. 1K Kristin Voss, Belle Plaine
16. 34 Dakota Robinson, Arling-
ton
17. 11R Rodney Manthey, Nor-
wood
18. 4X Brad Strauss, Janesville
19. 10E Daniel Eckblad, St.
Peter
20. 39 Mike Vogt, New Auburn
21. 777 Spencer Pitzele, White
Bear
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Wolverine Weightlifters
Lady Wolverine Weightlifters
A core group of Sibley East female athletes (not all of
them pictured here) made strength training and athlet-
ic development a priority this summer. Front Row:
(left to right) Kim Kurtzweg, Natalie Mesker, Alyssa
Weber, Hannah Wentzlaff and Megan Pederson. Back-
Row: (l to r) Megan Krentz, Breann Walsh, McKayla
Stumm, Megan Eckberg, Karley Lind and Emily
Doetkott.
A core group of Sibley East male athletes (not all of
them pictured here) made strength training and athlet-
ic development a priority this summer. Front Row:
(left to right) Jack Rose, Thomas Battcher, Beau
Swenson, Mitch Wentzlaff and Chris Johnson. Back
Row: (l to r) Devon Schultz, Sam Bullert, Brody Bates,
Tanner Kurtzweg, Arvin Latchman, Jon DuFrane, Erik
Danielson, Cordell Bates, Ben White and Brody Rod-
ning.
The following misdemeanors,
petty misdemeanors and gross
misdemeanors were heard in Dis-
trict Court August 16-23: Min-
nesota State Patrol (MSP); Sher-
iff’s Office (SO); Department of
Natural Resources (DNR); MN
Department of Transportation
(MNDOT):
Beverly J. Bauman, 53, Mon-
trose, speed, $135, Arlington PD;
Darrel E. Frauendienst, Jr., 42,
Gaylord, speed, $135, Arlington
PD; Lauren M. Halgerson, 26,
Marshall, speed, $145, Arlington
PD; Christian L. Nieves, 22,
Owatonna, speed, $125, Arling-
ton PD; Dane M. Olsen, 19, Red-
wood Falls, speed, $125, Arling-
ton PD; Richard B. Purrington,
38, Marshall, speed, $135, Ar-
lington PD; Jennifer G. Santiago,
31, Arlington, proof of insurance,
dismissed, Arlington PD; Jordan
D. Vanvickle, 18, Glencoe, speed,
$125, Arlington PD; Lucas C.
Witt, 25, Arlington, proof of in-
surance, dismissed, Arlington PD;
Will A. Herrera Serrano, 38, Ar-
lington, driving without a valid li-
cense or vehicle class/type, dis-
missed, speed, $135, proof of in-
surance, dismissed, Gaylord PD;
German M. Navarro, 45, Gay-
lord, require/permit offense by
another, Unsupervised probation
one year, no driver license viola-
tions, no driving without insur-
ance, $100, proof of insurance,
dismissed, Gaylord PD; John T.
Schrupp, 45, Carver, speed, $125,
Gaylord PD; Carl J.M. Boeder,
18, New Ulm, speed, $145, proof
of insurance, dismissed, Gibbon
PD; Morgan N. Kaiser, 18,
Winthrop, liquor consumption by
persons under 21, $185, Gibbon
PD; Helen F. Bond, 46, Hender-
son, proof of insurance, dis-
missed, Henderson PD; Donald
R. Nagel, 63, Le Sueur, speed,
$125, Henderson PD; Ruth A.
Ostermann, 64, Henderson, dog
running at large, continued, unsu-
pervised probation six months, no
same or similar, restitution re-
served, Henderson PD; Koller S.
Adzick, 18, Minnetonka, speed,
$145, MSP; Martin A. Bell,
80,Minnetonka, speed, continued,
unsupervised probation one year,
pay costs, remain law-abiding, no
driver license violations, $135,
MSP; Lynn K. Beranek, 25, Gay-
lord, speed, $125, MSP; Matthew
J. Boatman, 25, Plymouth, speed,
$125, MSP; Sara J. Cregan, 38,
Lino Lakes, speed, $135, MSP;
Evelyn R. Dittmer, 80, Glencoe,
duty to drive with due care-speed
greater than reasonable, $125,
MSP; Joshua A. Fischer, 26,
Lafayette, seat belt, $110, MSP;
Lynette M. Foster, 45, Marshall,
driving after revocation, contin-
ued, unsupervised probation six
months, obtain driver’s license,
pay costs, no driver license viola-
tions, remain law-abiding, $285,
MSP; Danny A. Garcia, 50, Gay-
lord, DWI, stay of imposition, su-
pervised probation two years,
sentence to service 40 hours for
indeterminate, chemical depend-
ency evaluation/treatment, follow
recommendations of evaluation,
follow all instructions of proba-
tion, sign all releases of informa-
tion, sign probation agreement,
attend MADD impact panel, con-
tact with probation, remain law-
abiding, no driver license viola-
tions, no alcohol related traffic
offenses, $485, proof of insur-
ance, dismissed, MSP; Gene D.
Gjertson, 30, St. Paul, speed,
$135, MSP; Janet E. Graupman,
67, Gibbon, speed, $145, MSP;
Joshua L. Haubrich, 23, Pipe-
stone, speed, $135, MSP; Steven
M. Heine, 29, Winthrop, driving
after revocation, seat belt, contin-
ued, unsupervised probation one
year, pay costs, remain law-abid-
ing, no driver license violations,
$210, MSP; Andrew J. Hornick,
40, Browerville, passing on right
when prohibited, proof of insur-
ance, $335, MSP; Joseph J.
Kipke, 28, Madison Lake, wind-
shield tinted or glazed, $135,
MSP; Fred N. Kurtl, 82, speed,
$135, MSP; Joshua D. Lindeman,
20, Glencoe, proof of insurance,
continued, unsupervised proba-
tion one year, remain law-abid-
ing, no driving without insurance,
no driver license violations, $285,
MSP; Ryan T. McDermott, 24,
Dallas, Texas, speed, $145, MSP;
Lisa D. Mertins, 35, Waseca,
speed, $135, MSP; Michael E.
Olson, 63, Brownton, annual in-
spection of commercial motor ve-
hicles required, $185, MSP;
Jason R. Papenfuss, 36, New
Auburn, speed, $125, proof of in-
surance, dismissed, MSP; Hunter
L. Retzlaff, 17, St. Peter, window
tint too dark, $135, MSP; Carrie
D. Rogers, 39, Canada, speed,
$125, MSP; Patrick J. Scheel, 54,
New Burgh Height, Ohio, no
seatbelt worn in CMV, $110,
MSP; Jonathan S. Siegle, 22,
Cologne, automobile fenders and
muffler required, $185, MSP; An-
drew D. Soderlund, 23, North-
field, speed, $135, MSP; Bertha
J. Swanson, 48, Isle, speed, $125,
MSP; Daryl E. Thurn, 48, Green
Isle, speed, $125, MSP; Ruth A.
Ostermann, 64, Henderson, ani-
mal ordinance, $85, Henderson
PD; Patrick J. Gibbons, 34, Min-
neapolis, domestic abuse-violates
order for protection within 10
years of previous conviction, con-
current other case, domestic
abuse-violated order for protec-
tion within 10 years of previous
conviction, concurrent other case,
supervised probation three years,
local confinement 120 days, cred-
it for time served 82 days, sen-
tence to service 120 days for in-
determinate, no contact with vic-
tim(s) unless allowed by modifi-
cation of OFP, domestic abuse
evaluation within 30 days upon
release from custody, follow rec-
ommendations of evaluation,
chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, no
alcohol/controlled substance use,
no possession of alcohol or drugs,
random testing, no same or simi-
lar, sign probation agreement, fol-
low all conditions set forth in
probation agreement, sign all re-
leases of information, do not
leave Minnesota without written
court approval, follow all instruc-
tions of probation, contact with
probation, no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,
notify agent if arrested and/or is-
sued a summons, damage to
property, dismissed, disorderly
conduct, local confinement 30
days, credit for time served 30
days, restitution reserved, domes-
tic abuse-violated order for pro-
tection within 10 years of previ-
ous conviction, dismissed, SO;
Blake M. Leonard, 21, St. Peter,
proof of insurance, dismissed,
SO; Joshua D. Lindeman, 20,
driving after revocation, dis-
missed, SO; Darrell R. Miller, 30,
Gibbon, DWI, stay of imposition,
unsupervised probation one year,
remain law-abiding, no alcohol
related traffic offenses, chemical
dependency evaluation/treatment
within 30 days, may revert to su-
pervised probation if treatment is
recommended, follow recommen-
dation of evaluation, sign all re-
leases of information, victim im-
pact panel, no driver license vio-
lations, no same or similar, $385,
driving after revocation, dis-
missed, SO; Michael J. Neisen,
45, Arlington, failure to produce
required documents by subpoena,
dismissed, So; Steven M. Stein-
born, 52, New Auburn, driving
restrictions-alcohol/controlled
substance violation, dismissed,
DWI supervised probation two
years, local confinement 90 days,
stay 88 days, credit for time
served two days, sentence to
service 48 hours for indetermi-
nate, victim impact panel within
90 days, chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, remain law-
abiding, no alcohol/controlled
substance use, no possession of
alcohol or drugs, random testing,
contact with probation, follow all
conditions set forth in the proba-
tion agreement, follow all instruc-
tions of probation, sign probation
agreement, follow recommenda-
tions of evaluation, sign all re-
leases of information, $385,
DWI-alcohol concentration 0.08
within two hours, dismissed, fail-
ure to notify owner of damage to
property, dismissed, SO; Michael
L. Doering, 58, Winthrop, speed,
$135. Winthrop PD; Willie L.
Glosson, Jr., 21, St. Paul, driving
without a valid license or vehicle
class/type, continued, unsuper-
vised probation six months, ob-
tain drivers license, pay costs
within 60 days, remain law-abid-
ing, no same or similar, $285,
proof of insurance, dismissed,
Winthrop PD; Raul S. Perez, 40,
Renville, speed, $125, Winthrop
PD.
The following felonies were
heard in District Court August
16-23:
Nicholas M. Strom, 24, Brook-
lyn Center, assault-2nd degree-
dangerous weapon, continued, su-
pervised probation five years,
sentence to service 60 days for
indeterminate, psychological
evaluation/treatment, follow all
instructions of probation, follow
recommendations of evaluation,
remain law-abiding, no same or
similar, follow all conditions set
forth in the probation agreement,
contact with probation, advise
agent prior to making changes in
employment and/or residence by
the next business day, notify
agent if arrested or issued a sum-
mons, sign probation agreement,
obtain permission from agent be-
fore leaving the state, no con-
trolled substance use, random
testing, no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,
submit to random searches when
ordered by agent, submit to
search of person, residence or any
other property under your control,
no contact with victim or family,
chemical dependency
evaluation/treatment, Henderson
PD; Patrick J. Gibbons, 34, Min-
neapolis, terroristic threats, dis-
missed, SO; Terrance D. Mar-
bury, 28, Robbinsdale, harass-
ment-violate restraining order
within 10 years of 1st of 2 previ-
ous domestic violence convic-
tions, commit to commissioner of
corrections-adult MN correction
facility –St. Cloud 17 months,
stay for five years, supervised
probation five years, local con-
finement 150 days, domestic
abuse evaluation, follow all in-
structions of probation, follow
recommendations of evaluation,
cognitive skill training, no con-
tact with victim(s), supply DNA
sample, sign all releases of infor-
mation, sign probation agree-
ment, remain law-abiding, con-
tact with probation, follow all
conditions set forth in probation
agreement, $135, SO.
Arlington Enterprise, Thursday, August 29, 2013, page 8
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Hardware & Appliance
507-964-2310
414 W. Main, Arlington
Request for Proposal
The Sibley County Agricultural Society /
Fair Board request proposals for the following
project referred to as Refreshment Stand.
The building, an octagon wood frame two-story, measur-
ing each of 8 sides, 10 ft. 6 inches. Work to be done as fol-
lows: raising building, removing old concrete floor and
outside platform, excavate and install new concrete foot-
ings, 5 block wall, floor, full surround sidewalk and 8 new
serving counters, then building placed back in place when
completed.
This building is located on the Sibley County Fair-
grounds in Arlington, Minnesota.
Work to be concluded by December 1
st
, 2013 all propos-
als must arrive at the address below by September 9, 2013.
Fair Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.
Specifications, drawings and sight visits can be obtained
from
Dennis Van Moorlehem
507 West Elgin Street
Arlington, MN 55307
Or phone 507 964-5733
Or E-mail: dvan1@frontiernet.net
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Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Green Isle Memorial Pull
Over 2,000 people attended the second annual Green
Isle Memorial Pull on Friday night, Aug. 23. There
were nearly 60 entries in the state event sanctioned
by the National Tractor Pullers Association and Unit-
ed Pullers of Minnesota. The event was organized by
Kipp Trebesch, Sr. and Kipp Trebesch, Jr.
The weekly Crop Progress
& Condition Report is provid-
ed by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and National
Agricultural Statistics Serv-
ice.
Warmer than normal tem-
peratures and continued sunny
days led to 6.6 days suitable
for field work. Statewide av-
erage temperatures were
6.7  degrees above normal at
73.5 degrees. An average of
0.31 inch of rain fell
statewide, 0.50 inch below
normal. The Northwest dis-
trict was the only region to re-
ceive above normal precipita-
tion at 0.90 inch. Topsoil and
subsoil moisture levels con-
tinued to decline and were
rated 66 and 56 percent very
short or very short, respec-
tively.
Eighty-five percent of the
corn crop was at or beyond
the milk stage, compared to
the five-year average of 94
percent. Corn at or beyond
the dough stage advanced to
44 percent, compared with
96  percent last year and the
average of 66 percent. Corn
is 5  percent dented, two
weeks behind normal. Corn
conditions were rated 3 per-
cent very poor, 9 percent poor,
32 percent fair, 46  percent
good and 10 percent excel-
lent.
Eight-five percent of soy-
beans were setting pods, lag-
ging behind last year’s 100
percent and the normal 95
percent. Soybean conditions
declined slightly to 54 percent
good or excellent.
Nearly all spring wheat has
ripened. Spring wheat harvest
reached 65 percent complete,
nearly catching up to the nor-
mal harvesting pace of 66 per-
cent. Spring wheat conditions
rated 2 percent very poor, 5
percent poor, 27 percent fair,
56 percent good and 10 per-
cent excellent.
The oat harvest advanced
18 percentage points to 80
percent complete, 5 points be-
hind normal. Dry conditions
resulted in declining crop con-
ditions, with the exception of
a marginal improvement in
sunflower condition.
Less than one-third of Min-
nesota’s pastures were rated
good to excellent. Harvest of
third cutting alfalfa hay ad-
vanced 29  points to 45 per-
cent complete.
Weekly crop report is featured
and the Veteran Services of-
fice is moving to online
record keeping for all the pro-
grams to run more efficiently.
Wilson added that more
programs for PHHS are being
accessed at the state. There
are times when emails send
and or open slowly and com-
munication between the two
buildings acts erratically.
She suggested that the cost
will be cheaper now rather
than later.
County Administrator Matt
Jaunich said when the budget
committee met last April the
need for three new servers
was discussed, estimated to
cost a total of between
$30,000 to 33,000. At that
time, the estimate to put in the
internet fiber line between the
buildings was $30,000.
“By putting the line in we
would not have to replace the
servers,” said Jaunich. “Bids
came in about $20,000 higher,
but this is the right direction
to go in regard to the future
needs and we will save the
cost of maintaining the
servers.”
The fiber line company will
take care of everything re-
garding installation and the
line will be maintained by the
state.
Stock said webinars and
ITV meetings are becoming
the norm way to save dollars.
Staff is doing less face to face
training and is relying more
on technology. Right now the
quality of the webinars is
often static, difficult to hear
and understand.
Wilson said the fiber line
will allow everyone to use
their programs and the system
won’t bog down.
Sibley County Continued from page 1
Late season soybean aphid management strategies
and the effects of moisture stress on soybeans
Large aphid populations
(thousands per plant) in early
R6 may require treatment,
particularly if plants are expe-
riencing other stresses (for ex-
ample, drought or nutrient de-
ficiency).
What is the yield impact of
August weather conditions as
we approach the end of the
soybean growing season?
The final soybean reproduc-
tive stage is known as its
seed-filling phase. It starts at
R5 (begin seed) and nominal-
ly ends at R6 (full seed),
when each soybean seed has
enlarged to fill the width of its
pod cavity. However, from the
end of R6 to stage R7 (physi-
ological maturity) soybean
seeds can still enlarge a bit
more lengthwise to fill the
space between seeds in adja-
cent pod cavities. If there is
no stress prior to R7, the en-
larging seed can expand
(bulge out) the pod cavity. At
stage R7, the mother plant
stops depositing carbon and
nitrogen metabolites into its
seeds. R7 in soybean is equiv-
alent to the “black layer”
stage in corn. At this time of
the season (mid to late-Au-
gust), the primary factor af-
fecting final seed size is in-
variably a lack of sufficient
soil water to supply the tran-
spiratory needs of the crop for
the rest of the season on up to
R7. Plant leaves open their
stomates during the day to
capture CO2 for photosynthe-
sis, but water is transpired
from the leaf through those
open stomates.
Clearly, the last yield com-
ponent to be fixed by the soy-
bean crop in the season —
seed size — will be substan-
tively diminished if soil water
is not sufficient for crop tran-
spiration each day during Au-
gust and early September.
This point should not be lost
on those who irrigate their
soybean fields — make sure
that your last seasonal soy-
bean irrigation is scheduled
with the proper timing and
water amount to ensure no
loss in seed size by late-sea-
son water stress.
Minnesota crops continued
to make progress with the
warm to hot conditions how-
ever topsoil and subsoil
moisture levels continued to
decline and were rated 66
and 56 percent very short or
short, respectively according
to the recent USDA National
Agricultural Statistical Serv-
ice, Minnesota Field Office
crop weather report for this
last week.
Eighty-five percent of the
corn crop was at or beyond
the milk stage, compared to
the five-year average of 94
percent. Corn at or beyond
the dough stage advanced to
44 percent, compared with
96 percent last year and the
average of 66 percent. Corn
is 5 percent dented, two
weeks behind normal. Eight-
five percent of soybeans
were setting pods, lagging
behind last year’s 100 per-
cent and the normal 95 per-
cent.
Soybean Aphid manage-
ment strategies for late sea-
son aphids as summarized by
Bob Koch, University of Min-
nesota Extension soybean en-
tomologist:
Maintain soybean aphid
scouting through R6.5 (pods
and leaves beginning to yel-
low), regardless of calendar
date. Through R5 (seeds de-
veloping and filling pod cavi-
ty), use the university created
and validated threshold of
250 aphids per plant with
80% of plants infested and
populations increasing. Yield
loss is possible into early R6
(pod cavity filled by seeds),
but a valid economic thresh-
old has not been developed.
However, this value is likely
much higher in R6 than in
earlier growth stages.
Complicating matters is
the fact that the duration of
soybean aphid populations
and their impacts on yield are
less predictable in R6. Regu-
lar scouting and use of the
250-aphid-per-plant thresh-
old through R5 should pre-
vent development of large
aphid populations on R6 soy-
beans, when management de-
cisions are more difficult to
Deer hunters who use a
firearm or muzzleloader in a
lottery area and want to har-
vest an antlerless deer must
apply for an either-sex permit
by the Thursday, Sept. 5,
deadline established by the
Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources (DNR).
Deadlines for firearm and
muzzleloader special hunts
also are Sept. 5.
Lottery either-sex permits
Hunters can apply for lot-
tery deer areas using both
their firearm and muzzle-
loader licenses. Although a
hunter can be selected for
both licenses, successful ap-
plicants still can only take
one deer.
2013 lottery deer areas are
101, 103, 105, 108, 110, 111,
118, 119, 122, 169, 171, 172,
176, 183, 184, 197, 199, 234,
237, 238, 250, 251, 252, 253,
260, 261, 262, 263, 266, 267,
268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 274,
275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280,
281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286,
288, 289, 290, 291, 294, 295,
296, 297, 298 and 299.
In lottery deer areas,
firearms and muzzleloader
hunters may only harvest a
buck unless they apply for
and receive an either-sex per-
mit, which allows them to
harvest an antlerless deer.
Firearm and muzzleloader
special hunts
For special hunts, a person
may draw both a firearm and
muzzleloader permit, in
which case they must adhere
to the bag limits established
by each special hunt. Infor-
mation on 2013 special hunts
is available online.
All lottery winners will re-
ceive permits via U.S. mail.
Hunters may apply for an ei-
ther-sex permit through any
DNR license agent, online or
by calling toll-free 888-665-
4236.
Deadline set at Sept. 5 for firearm,
muzzleloadr deer lottery applications
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th
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LEON DOSE,
Arlington Branch Manager
411 7
th
Ave. NW • (507) 964-2251
Arlington
ENTERPRISE
402 W. Alden, Arlington
507-964-5547
Online at
www.Arlington
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Arlington Haus
Your Hometown Pub & Eatery
1986-2009
Arlington • 1-507-964-2473
STATE BANK OF
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Phone 952-467-2992
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STORE
Hwy. 5 N., Arlington
507-964-2920
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23180 401 Ave., Arlington Phone 507-964-2264
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CRAIG BULLERT
ARLINGTON, MN
23189 Hwy. 5 North,
Arlington, MN 55307
arlington@hutchcoop.com
Office (507) 964-2283
Cell (320) 583-4324
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P.O. Box 314
Arlington, MN 55307
Phone (507) 964-2201
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Submitted Photo
Mission Trip
Seven youth from the Area Faith Com-
munity of Ss. Michael, Mary & Brendan
(Arlington & Green Isle) and St.
Bernard's in Cologne were among over
250 young people that made a positive
difference in the Detroit Lakes, MN area
from July 21-25. These youth were part
of the Catholic Heart Workcamp
(CHWC) held there. The mission of the
national CHWC is in equal parts to pro-
vide service to others while inspiring
campers to live as Disciples of Christ
through their service to those in need.
This year's theme for the youth was
“Be Seen.” The call to serve brought
kids in grades 9-12 from the upper mid-
west area to include Iowa, Kansas, Wis-
consin and Illinois. Detroit Lakes was
one of 50 sites around the country that
held a CHWC program this year. Front
Row: (Left to right) Josh Hendel, Mariah
Schrupp, Sarah Shimota, Olivia Hendel
and Alex Meeker. Back Row: (l to r)
Connie Meeker, Stephanie Shimota,
Ann Hendel, Liz Thies and Dan
Schrupp.
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Pastor William Postel
Phone 507-964-2400
Sunday, September 1: 9:00
a.m. Worship.
Thursday, September 5: 5:30
p.m. Deadline for bulletin infor-
mation.
ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN
Green Isle
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, August 30: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, September 1: 9:00
a.m. Worship without Comm-
union.
Wednesday, September 4:
7:30 p.m. Sunday school teach-
ers meeting.
PEACE LUTHERAN
(Missouri Synod), Arlington
Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor
Sunday, September 1: 9:00
a.m. Worship service.
Tuesday, September 3: 7:00
p.m. Worship service.
Wednesday, September 4:
3:45 p.m. Catechism.
ZION LUTHERAN
814 W. Brooks St.
Arlington – (507) 964-5454
James Carlson, Pastor
Sunday, September 1: 9:00
a.m. Worship with Holy Com-
munion. 10:00 a.m. Fellowship.
10:15 a.m. Board of Education
meeting.
Tuesday, September 3: 9:00
a.m. ZCW Tuesday group. 6:00
to 7:00 p.m. TOPS in church
basement.
Wednesday, September 4:
5:30 p.m. Board of Worship.
7:30 p.m. ZCW Wednesday
group at Church. 7:30 p.m. Dea-
con meeting.
Thursday, September 5: 9:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service
on cable. 7:00 p.m. ZCW Thurs-
day group at church.
ZION LUTHERAN
Green Isle Township
Pastor Eric W. Rapp
Friday, August 30 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Sunday bulletin.
Sunday, September 1: 10:30
a.m. Worship with Communion.
Wednesday, September 4:
7:30 p.m. Sunday school teach-
ers meeting at St. Paul’s.
CREEKSIDE
COMMUNITY CHURCH
Christian & Missionary
Alliance
Dr. Bill Kuhn,
Interim Pastor
114 Shamrock Drive
Arlington – 507-964-2872
www.creekside-church.com
email: creeksidecc@media-
combb.net.
Sunday, September 1: 10:30
a.m. Worship service with Com-
munion, potluck following serv-
ice.
Thursday, September 5: 6:30
p.m. Community men’s Bible
study at Chuck Peik’s home.
7:00 p.m. Community women’s
Bible study at Jean Olson’s
home.
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST
7th Ave. N.W., Arlington
(507) 304-3410
Pastor Robert Brauer
507-234-6770
Saturday: Church services at
9:30 a.m. Bible study at 11:00
a.m. Fellowship dinner at 12:00
p.m. All are welcome.
UNITED METHODIST
Arlington
RodneyJ. Stemme, Pastor
www.arlingtonunited
methodist.org
Saturday, August 31: 8:00
a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00
a.m. women’s Bible study at
Bette’s.
Sunday, September 1: 9:00
and 11:00 a.m. Worship with
Communion. 10:15 a.m. Fellow-
ship.
Tuesday, September 3: 6:30
p.m. Worship Team, 7:30 p.m.
Stewardship Finance.
Wednesday, September 4:
7:00 p.m. Choir.
Thursday, September 5: 10:00
a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Wor-
ship on cable TV. 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Bible study at Jean’s.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN
(WELS),
Arlington
Bruce Hannemann, Pastor
WEBSITE:
www.stpaularlington.com
EMAIL:
Bruce.Hannemann@stpaul
arlington.com
Sunday, September 1: 10:00
a.m. Worship with Communion.
Tuesday, September 3: 8:15
a.m. 1st day of school, meet at
church. 7:00 p.m. Elders’ meet-
ing.
Wednesday, September 4;
2:00 p.m. Bible study. 3:45 p.m.
Public school Confirmation
class. 7:30 p.m. Choir practice.
Thursday, September 5: 10:00
a.m. Bulletin information due.
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. servic-
es on cable TV channel 8. 6:30
p.m. Worship committee meet-
ing.
GAYLORD ASSEMBLY
OF GOD
Gaylord
Bob Holmbeck, Pastor
Sunday, September 1: 9:00
a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday worship service with
Communion.
Wednesday, September 3:
6:30 p.m. Evening Bible classes
and Youth Focused.
ST. PAUL’S UNITED
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Henderson
(507) 248-3594 (Office)
Rev. Brigit Stevens, Pastor
Find us on Facebook:
St. Paul’s UCC - Henderson
Sunday, September 1: 9:00
a.m. Worship.
ST. PAUL’S EV.
REFORMED CHURCH
15470 Co. Rd. 31, Hamburg
Dan Schnabel, Pastor
952-467-3878
www.stpaulsrcus.org
Sunday, September 1: 9:30
a.m. Worship service.
Thursday, September 5: 6:30
p.m. Women’s Guild.
ORATORY OF
ST. THOMAS
THE APOSTLE
Jessenland
507-248-3550
Fr. Sam Perez
Thursday: Weekly Mass at
5:00 p.m.
ST. MARY, MICHAEL
AND BRENDAN AREA
FAITH COMMUNITY
Fr. Keith Salisbury, Pastor
Friday, August 30: Mass(Bre).
8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar).
Saturday, August 31: 5:00
p.m. Mass (Mar).
Sunday, September 1: 7:30
a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar).
Monday, September 2: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00
p.m. AA and Ala-Non (Mar).
Tuesday, September 3: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar).
Wednesday, September 4:
8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m.
Word and Communion (Oak
Terrace). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar).
7:00 p.m. St. Arthur KC Officers
meeting.
Thursday, September 5: 8:30
a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Oak Terrace). 7:30 p.m. Nar-
cotics Anonymous (Mic).
TRINITY LUTHERAN
32234 431st Ave., Gaylord
Rev. James Snyder,
Interim Pastor
Sunday, September 1: 10:00
a.m. Worship.
SENIOR DINING
Call 326-3401 for a meal
Suggested Donation $3.85
Monday: Tator tot casserole,
green beans, peaches, bread
with margarine, bar, low fat milk.
Tuesday: Roast pork, whole po-
tatoes, buttered cabbage, bread
with margarine, rosy applesauce,
low fat milk.
Wednesday: Lasagna, Califor-
ni a bl end vegetabl es, l ettuce
salad with dressing, garlic bread
with margarine, pudding, low fat
milk.
Thursday: Ginger citrus chick-
en, rice, fruit, mixed vegetables,
cake, low fat milk.
Friday: Meaty beef stew with
carrots and potatoes, cole slaw,
breadstick with margarine, fruit
cobbler, low fat milk.
SIBLEY EAST ELEMENTARY
BREAKFAST MENU
Arlington and Gaylord
Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.
daily. A 1/2 pint of milk is served
with each meal daily. Menu is sub-
ject to change.
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: Cup cereal , j ui ce,
milk.
Wednesday: Large muffin,
juice, milk.
Thursday: Crunchmania, juice,
milk.
Friday: 2-pack Pop Tart, juice,
milk.
SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL
MENU
Arlington
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal. Additional milk is
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: Sub sandwich, let-
tuce, tomato, green pepper, onion,
pickles, chips, corn, fruit, milk.
Wednesday: Tator tot hotdish,
creamy fruit, whole grain bread-
stick, milk.
Thursday: Chicken strips, sea-
soned rice, glazed carrots, fruit,
dippin’ sauce, milk.
Friday: Hot dog on bun, oven
potatoes, brown beans, apple-
sauce, milk.
SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL
MENU
Gaylord
A 1/2 pint of milk and an en-
riched grain product is served with
each meal. Additional milk is
available for 40 cents each. Menu
is subject to change.
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: Sub sandwich, toma-
to, lettuce, pickles, onion, corn,
fruit, milk. Alternate: Sub sand-
wich.
Wednesday: Sloppy Joe, oven
potatoes, cole slaw, fruit, milk. Al-
ternate: Fajita.
Thursday: Chicken strips, sea-
soned rice, glazed carrots, broc-
coli, fruit, milk. Alternate: Sloppy
Joe.
Friday: Hot dog on bun, oven
potatoes, baked beans, apple-
sauce, mi l k. Al ternate: Sl i ced
turkey wrap on whole grain tortilla.
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AGRICULTURE
Farm Equipment
JD 730 restored, original 3 pt. and
wide front. New paint, runs good,
$9,500; JD620 wide front, nice
pai nt, runds good, new ti res,
$4,500; JD70-JD45 loader, new
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Misc. Farm Items
LIESKE TRACTOR
Wanted: Your OLD TRACTORS,
any condition, make or model. We
also specialize in new and used
TRACTOR PARTS AND REPAIR.
Call Kyle. Located west of Hen-
derson. (612) 203-9256.
AUTOMOTIVE
Cars
2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L, V6, red
cl oth i nteri or, 79,000 mi l es.
$8,200. Call (320) 510-2223.
Parts, Repair
$$ DOLLARS PAID $$ Junk vehi-
cles, repairable cars/trucks. FREE
TOWING. Flatbed/ wrecker serv-
ice. Immediate pick up. Monday-
Sunday, serving your area 24/7.
(952) 220-TOWS.
EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
Concrete pump operator. Experi-
ence or concrete background pre-
ferred but will train. Excellent pay.
(612) 282-1583, Jeff.
CONKLIN© DEALERS NEEDED!
Lifetime career in marketing, man-
agement and applying “Green”
products made in America. Full
time/ part time. For a free catalog
call Franke’s Conklin Service now
at (320) 238-2370. www.franke-
marketing.com.
Light typing, errands. Must have
flexible schedule and own comput-
er to retrieve emails. Youths may
apply. (507) 964-2550.
EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
Farm operation located in Renville
and Granite Falls area seeking full
and part time employees with me-
chanical ability and/or trucking ex-
perience. Salary/benefits/vacation
DOE. Must pass drug test. Possi-
ble housing available. Please call
(320) 329-3536 or email watson-
partners@redred.com.
Truck dri ver wi th Cl ass A CDL
wanted to drive semi with live-bot-
tom trailer for sweet corn haul.
Minimum 2 years verifiable and
current driving experience, 23 or
older, good driving record. Must
be flexible to work day or night
shift and weekends. Mallak Truck-
ing, Inc, Olivia, MN 320-523-5029.
Work Wanted
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling
of kitchens, bathrooms, hanging
doors and wi ndows, pai nti ng,
sheet rocking, texturizing or any
minor repairs inside or outside.
Wi l l al so do cl eani ng of base-
ments/garages. Call (320) 848-
2722 or (320) 583-1278.
FOR SALE
Heating/Air Conditioning
Special-95% Goodman gas fur-
nace and programmable thermo-
stat, $2,200 installed or AC unit,
$1,900 installed. J&R Plumbing
Heating AC, Lester Prairie (320)
510-5035.
Lawn, Garden
Highway 5 Southwest is OPEN by
THIS OLD HOUSE “Garden and
Gifts” in Arlington. Bring in this ad
for a detour special of 50% OFF
one perennial. Fall is for planting!
See our new fall shipment of over
400 new shrubs, perennials and
shade trees. Open 7 days a week.
(507) 964-5990.
FOR SALE
Wanted To Buy
BUYING JUNK BATTERIES
We buy used batteries and lead
weights. Paying $12 for automo-
tive batteries. We pick up with 18
battery minimum. Call 800-777-
2243.
REAL ESTATE
Houses
Country home. 4BR, 3BA insulat-
ed attached garage, 1 acre, three
sheds, garden. Off Highway 15.
(320) 587-7746.
Townhomes
2003 3BR, 2BA, 1,506 sq. ft. twin-
home for sale. 408 Lynch Street,
Arlington. Mary (239) 776-0439.
RENTAL
Apartment
2BR Apartment wi th garage,
water/sewer/garbage included.
$450/mo. New Auburn (320) 327-
2928.
2BR, 1BA dupl ex i n Arl i ngton.
Laundry, si ngl e garage, qui et
nei ghborhood. NO PETS. No
smoking. Application, background
check, 12 month lease. $550 de-
posit, rent $550. Available Sep-
tember 1. (612) 236-5304.
Duplex, 2BR, oversized garage,
W/D on main level, AC, Arlington.
No smoking or pets. $600 rent
plus utilities and deposit. (952)
758-7622.
Updated, spacious one and two
BR apartments in Renville. In-
cludes heat, water garbage. New
stove, fridge, air conditioner. Pet-
friendly. Call (320) 564-3351 for
appointment.
RENTAL
House
Nice 3BR house for rent on corner
lot in Olivia. Call (320) 212-3217.
Want To Rent
WANTED: Land to rent and/or
custom farm for 2014 and beyond.
Contact Rich Elbert (320) 365-
4342.
Young farmer looking for land to
rent for 2014 and beyond. Com-
petitive rates and reference avail-
able. Call Austin Blad (320) 221-
3517.
SERVICES
Child Care
Wanted: Somebody in Arlington to
care for a 2 (almost 3) year old
and 7 year old. Monday-Thursday,
approxi matel y 5:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m., starting September 3-mid
December. Details contact Lind-
sey (320) 583-5964 or email lind-
seydrexler@gmail.com.
Misc. Service
CUSTOM LOG SAWING- Cut at
your place or ours. White oak lum-
ber decking and firewood. Give
Virgil a call. Schauer Construction,
Inc. (320) 864-4453.
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Managed by Great Lakes Management Co.
TO BE SOLD ON AUCTION
Storage Shed w/1 Acre
BILL PINSKE - Owner
Wed., Sept. 4 • 4 PM
Auction will be held at the site, located 2 miles NW of Arling-
ton, 1 mile North of Arlington on Co. Rd. #9, 3/4 mile West on
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Property will sell to the highest bidder at any price which
exceeds
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36x70’ concrete block building w/steel roof and cement
floor. 13’ side walls. 13x26’ door.
Property is zoned for storage.
For inspection or more information, contact:
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Pinske Real Estate & Auctioneers
507-964-2250 • Arlington, MN 5307
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HR Administrator
- Medical / Dental
- 401k with match
- Vacation & Holidays
Thi s posi ti on wi l l :
- Manage benefit enrollment.
- Track vacation calendars.
- Administer HR policy & procedures.
- Review and update employee rules and
regulations
- Plan and conduct new employee
orientation.
A 4-year college education and/or two
years of experience required.
Wakefield Pork, Inc., a leading producer in the pork industry, is looking for
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Computer knowledge and
skills required. Must be
dependable and able to
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Contact Kathy
Arlington Public Library
964-2490
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Job Opportunities...
The Good Samaritan Society – Arlington
is seeking the following positions:
Hiring Bonus up to
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Please apply online at www.good-sam.com
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