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Volume 130 • Number 10 • Thursday, September 12, 2013 • Arlington, MN 55307
Green Isle regains ownership of 43 lots
By Kurt Menk Editor The City of Green Isle has regained the ownership of the 43 lots originally developed by the Rosemount Development Corporation. Green Isle City Attorney Ross Arneson announced the news to the Green Isle City Council during a recent regular meeting. Arneson said the deeds have been recorded at the Sibley County Courthouse. Mayor Dale ZumBerge said the next step is for Green Isle Economic Development Authority (EDA) President John Foley to call a meeting and lay out a plan to market these vacant lots. The 43 lots, about one year ago, were forfeited to the State of Minnesota, according to the Sibley County Auditor’s Office and Sibley County Assessor’s Office. A few of the lots are located in the Green Isle Third Addition and Green Isle Fifth Addition. Most of the lots are located in the Green Isle Sixth Addition and Green Isle Seventh Addition, according to the Sibley County Auditor’s Office. The special assessments, delinquent property taxes, penalties and interest on the 43 lots, one year ago, was $717,280, according to the Sibley County Auditor’s Office. An up-to-date financial figure has not been announced by the Green Isle City Council. The City of Green Isle originally bonded for the development of the seven additions. The special assessments were to be used to make the bond payments.
Green Isle adopts 4% preliminary tax levy increase at meeting
By Kurt Menk Editor The Green Isle City Council, during its regular meeting on Tuesday night, Sept. 10, unanimously adopted a resolution to approve the preliminary 2013 tax levy for collection in 2014 at a four percent increase. The preliminary tax levy is $522,419 or just over a $20,000 increase from last year. Mayor Dale ZumBerge and City Council members Todd Burg, Shawn Harms, Brian Oelfke and Mark Wentzlaff all voted in favor of the resolution. The City Council made the move after it conducted a budget meeting prior to its last regular meeting. It is the goal for the City Council to reduce the amount before the final tax levy is approved in December.
Sibley County proposes a 3.83% increase for preliminary tax levy
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent The approved proposed Sibley County 2014 operating budget and property tax levy involves an increase of 3.83 percent over 2013. The resolution was passed by the Board of Commissioners at the meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 10. The proposed net tax levy payable in 2014 is $11,689,138 compared to $11,258,427 for all funds in 2013. In addition the Truth-InTaxation public hearing was set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the commissioner’s room at the county courthouse in Gaylord. Immediately following will be the public hearing on the Sibley County fee schedule. “It would be safe to say that this tax levy is what it is going to be, but we are going to continue to work on budget reductions to reduce the amount we are taking out of reserves,” said County Commissioner Bill Pinske. In a different matter, but one that has impacted the budget, County Administrator Matt Jaunich expressed concern from county commissioners regarding the consistently low figures for County Program Aid from the state. He was asked to search for answers to why other similar size counties get so much more. “Historically , we had a significant decrease from roughly $1.15 million in 2002 to this year at $365,000, which is a 68 percent decline in county program aid payments,” said Jaunich, who noted that 2014’s CPA is $784,901 less than the amount received in 2002. Over that same time period, Sibley County’s tax levy has almost doubled since 2002, increasing by 99.7 percent, an average of 6.0 percent per year. The trend has been pulled back over the past five years with an average increase of 2.7 percent. The reason Jaunich said he was showing the figures to the board was to show that the county has made up the difference by either a tax increase or fund balance. “I just don’t get it,” said Pinske. “McLeod County is not that much different than Sibley County and they get 100 times more. It makes no sense to me. This has been going on for years where Sibley County is always at the bottom of the pile. I would like to have someone come out and explain it to us.” Jaunich offered to call the department of revenue to get some kind of written explanation of how they determine Sibley County amounts compared to other similar counties.
Other Business
• In other business, County Treasurer Mary Fisher presented an investment report where interest rates continue to be the same. She finds rates to range from a half of percent with local CDs to 2.5 percent for five years. Fisher noted that interest income has dropped as much as $400,000 from the peak year of 2007 when the total was about $700,000. “The drop does take a big hit to the budget,” said Fisher. “Once rates start to come around it is going to take a while to bring income back up again. If the county was to sell some CDs today it would lose money on the principal. There is no intention to do that.” • In commissioner reports, County Commissioner Jim Swanson said plans are going well for the “Growing Sibley County” economic development seminar set for noon Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Arlington Community Center. • Swanson also said he wants to discuss the possibility of merging the county treasurer and auditor into one position, such as is done in McLeod County. “We have been talking about this for 10 years and people are asking me why we have not done it,” said Swanson. “At an upcoming meeting I want to talk about how to go about this if we decide to do it.” The Sibley and Nicollet County boards will have a joint informational meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Lone Star Grill in St. Peter.
Enterprise photos by Kurt Menk
Bull Riding In Arlington
Over 1,700 people attended the Pro Auto N.Y.A. bull riding event in the Horse Arena at the Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Over $10,000 was raised and will go toward the construction of a new home for wounded warrior, Colin Faust, Waconia, through Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. According to Phenom Genetics owner Matt Scharping, $7,000 was raised during the live auction in addition to ticket money and free will donations. The event consisted of bull team competition as well as bull riding competition. Overall, there were about 30 bull riders and approximately 40 bull rides. (Left Photo) Professional rodeo clown and barrelman, “Backflip” Johnny Dudley, Denton, Texas, entertained the large crowd in between bull rides.
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News Briefs
Man arrested on felony warrant
On Thursday, Aug. 29, the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department assisted the U.S. Marshalls and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension with the arrest of Hugo Aguilar-Garcia, 21, at a residence in the City of Arlington. Aguilar-Garcia was arrested on a felony warrant for enticement of a juvenile by electronic communications device out of the State of Nebraska.
Police still writing out tickets
The Arlington Police Department continues to write out numerous citations for speeding and stop sign violations in connection with the detour for the Highway 5 Project from Arlington to Green Isle. The speeding citations have been written out to motorists 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. In addition, the police department has written out tickets to motorists who are driving around the barricades along Highway 5. The police department will be highly visible in these areas until the Highway 5 Project is completed, according to Arlington Police Chief Bruce Rovinsky.
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Staff at Green Isle Community School
The staff at the Green Isle Community School posed for a picture at the start of the school day on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Front Row: (left to right) Mary Kay Donnay, volunteer; Serenity Cox, administrative assistant; Bridget Stewart, special education paraprofessional; Maria Rosenthal, general education paraprofessional; Bernadine Riegel, Clover Kids coordinator; Terry Kroehler, kindergarten teacher; and Lindsai Muench, teacher grades 1-3. Back Row: (l to r) Ann Czarnecki, preschool teacher; Nikki Remus, special education paraprofessional; Derek Longhenry, special education paraprofessional; Kristine Schwartz, special education teacher; Kristen Strauss, teacher grades 4-6; and Mary Menne, director.
Scharpe is alternate delegate
James R. Scharpe, Arlington, has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 130th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates which will be held in Louisville, Ky., on Nov, 18, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association. Scharpe, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 302 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as an alternate state representative to the annual meeting. Representing 48 states, District of Columbia and Canada, the state delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.
Minnesota State Patrol explains school bus protocol
Riding on a school bus is the safest way for your child to travel to and from school, according to Sergeant Jacalyn Sticha. It is even safer than riding in a parent’s vehicle. Sticha said the greatest risk is approaching or leaving the school bus. The ten feet surrounding the school bus is the danger zone. • School buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury. • School buses keep an annual estimated 17.3 million cars off roads surrounding schools each morning. items. • Ask the driver for help if you dropped something when getting off the bus. • Go directly to your seat and remain, facing forward. Only three children can be in a seat if the entire third student is on the seat and not in the aisle. • Be respectful and quiet; the bus driver’s job is to safely drive the bus.
For Vehicle Drivers
• Scan roadways and sidewalks for buses and/or pedestrians constantly. • Re-route yourself around school bus routes or leave earlier/later to avoid school buses. • Look for lower speed zones and school zones – they are strictly enforced. • Stop for school bus if following or oncoming. If you are oncoming and there is a median or grass divide between you and the school bus you do not have to stop. • Learn the flashing lights on a school bus: Yellow Flashing Lights – indicates the school bus is preparing to stop and so should you and then stop, not getting closer than 20 feet at any time – do not creep up
DFL Picnic set for Sept. 21
The DFL Picnic will be held at the Richard “Bear” Trocke residence, rural Arlington, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The residence is located at 24358 371st Avenue. All DFLers are welcome.
For Parents
• Make sure children also look for traffic for themselves – left and right – making sure no one is passing the school bus on either side. • The bus driver’s job is to operate the bus safely, and driving is a full time job. Instruct riders about respectful behavior and conduct on the bus while keeping voices down.
Accident in downtown Arlington
An accident involving a parked vehicle reportedly occurred along the 100 block of East Main Street in Arlington prior to 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, according to the Arlington Police Department. An unknown tan/gray truck reportedly backed into a parked vehicle operated by Michaela M. Meffert, 17, Arlington, the report said. A male, who was driving the truck, did stop and ask if there was any damage. Meffert, at the time, did not notice any damage to her vehicle and advised the male driver that he could leave the scene. Meffert later noticed damage to the rear left passenger door of her vehicle.
For Children
• Stand six feet away from curb/roadway when waiting for bus. • Wait for the driver to say it is safe to board and use the handrails; do not wear loose Green Isle American Legion #408
while waiting for stop arm to be pulled in. Red Flashing Lights and an extended Stop Arm means the bus has stopped and children will be loading or unloading. Drivers must stop, and remain stopped, until the lights stop flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins to move. • Report school bus drivers, you witness, who do not use the system properly. • Report to your school if children are standing in the bus. School buses may not have enough seats for students. Seating for everyone must be provided. School bus drivers should not move bus until everyone is seated.
Thank You
Thank you to all of you that attended Dad’s visitation and funeral service. Thanks also to all who gave flowers, memorials, food for the lunch, and for the kind words and support that you gave to all of our families. Special thanks to Fairview Assisted Living staff and the Good Samaritan staff. The care that Dad received was exceptional in every way. Thank you to all!
Thank You
Sincere thanks and gratitude to friends and relatives who came to the Arlington Haus Too in celebration of my 90th birthday. The gifts and abundant cards bearing good wishes and many blessings was awesome and appreciated. Florence Dahl-Bigaouette
Thank You
We are so blessed to have recently celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We sincerely thank all family and friends who joined us at our church for the polka worship services, the dance at the Kato Ballroom, and sent cards of love and support. Thank you everyone! Joyce & David Kroells
False alarm at local hospital
The Arlington Fire Department responded to a false fire/smoke alarm at the Sibley Medical Center in Arlington at 1:13 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, according to the Arlington Police Department. After the police department and fire department conducted a complete walk-through, everything was deemed ok.
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Thursday, September 12: Golden Age Club, senior citizens building, Four Seasons Park, meeting, food and entertainment, noon. New members welcome! Monday, September 16: Arlington City Council, council chambers, 6:30 p.m. Sibley East School Board, room 148, Arlington campus, 6:30 p.m. VFW Post 6031, veteran’s building at fairgrounds, 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 17: Knights of Columbus, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 18: Arlington Good Samaritan Society Auxiliary, Fairview Assisted Living dining room, 9 a.m.
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Roast Beef Dinner
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Nicollet County child bitten by dog
A four-year-old girl suffered a serious injury after she was bitten by a dog at a rural residence east of Courtland at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, according to the KNUJ Radio website. The girl was reportedly bitten in the neck by a sevenyear-old German ShepherdAustralian Shepherd mix, the report said. Authorities said the child was petting the animal at the time. The child was taken to the New Ulm Medical Center and later airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, according to the report. A condition report was unavailable. This is the first such incident involving this particular dog and no charges are pending, according to Nicollet County authorities.
Helicopter makes emergency landing
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a helicopter crash in Dryden Township about two miles northwest of Arlington at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Belle Plaine resident Daniel Lee, 28, a pilot for Scott’s Helicopter Services, Inc., Le Sueur, was ferrying between spray sites when he reportedly lost control of the 1974 Bell 47 Tomcat Helicopter, according to the report. He made an emergency landing in a cornfield. Lee was not injured, but the helicopter sustained moderate damage, according to the report. The Federal Aviation Administration also responded to the scene. The accident is still under investigation. This is the second helicopter accident for Lee in the last three weeks. Lee was operating a helicopter which reportedly collided with some utility power lines in Washington Lake Township at 7:36 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, according to the sheriff’s department. The incident occurred near the intersection of 331st Avenue and 170th Street about four miles northeast of Green Isle. After the accident happened, Lee was able to maintain control of the helicopter and land it in a nearby alfalfa field. Lee was not injured in that accident either, according to the report. That helicopter was also owned by Scott’s Helicopter Service, Le Sueur, and sustained moderate damage.
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Reading With Heroes In Green Isle
Green Isle firefighter Dan Graczak was one of four area residents selected to participate in Reading With Heroes at the Green Isle Community School on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11. In this photo, Graczak read to the first, second and third graders in the classroom of Lindsai Muench.
County approves insurance opt-out
By Dave Pedersen Correspondent Sibley County has joined with McLeod County to allow employees to opt out of health insurance coverage. The Sibley County Commissioners approved the plan at the board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Both boards agreed on the condition there will not be a reimbursement of premium costs and the employee must provide proof of insurance from another provider. Sibley County Administrator Matt Jaunich said an employee can opt back in if they meet conditions laid out in the plan. County Commissioner Bill Pinske said this will have virtually no effect since no financial incentives to drop out are being allowed. It can be a cost savings to the county.
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• In other employee related business, Daren Barfknect was hired as Assistant Public Works Director. • It was announced that Laura Hacker will assume the responsibilities of acting county assessor until Cal Roberts returns from medical leave. He has been out a month and is expected to be gone another six to eight weeks. Hacker is the current chief deputy assessor who is allowed to do the work of the assessor up to 90 days. The board approved a temporary out of class assignment for Hacker and gave her a 10 percent pay increase dur-
ing Roberts’ absence. One rationale is that Hacker is filling a department head position. Jaunich said if it ends up being longer than 90 days the board would have to vote on an extension. • The board approved the satisfactory six-month employment review of the county administrator, ending the probationary period. • The resignation of Laura Reid, Public Health Nurse, was accepted, along with the resignation of Katherine Meixell, Highway Asset Manager/GIS Technician. • The hiring of Emily Schultz as part-time environmental services office manager was also approved.
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Raise The Rouf is Saturday, Sept. 14
Friends Care – Heart Share, LLC, is humbled and honored to announce its newest and youngest recipient, Jada Neid. Jada is the daughter of Jess (Dietz) Neid and is currently at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota battling some major life threatening issues at the young age of five months. Jess and family have continuously supported and volunteered at FCHS’s Raise The Rouf event and had a unique bond with Natalie Roufs, the event’s name sake. The annual Raise The Rouf event will be held in Green Isle on Saturday, Sept. 14. A 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. while a 5K walk (animals welcome) will start at 9:15 a.m. The run and walk will begin and end at the Green Isle Baseball Park. Food, refreshments and entertainment will follow at the Green Isle Baseball Park. The annual Raise The Rouf will continue at the Club New Yorker in Green Isle. A bike run will be held at 10 a.m. A bean bag tournament will start at 3 p.m. Open mic outside will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A band will provide musical entertainment outside from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rum Runners will be featured inside from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Additional information can be found on the Friends Share-Hearts Care, Inc. website.
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Sibley East takes quick action on suggestion
Our View: District leadership is willing to listen, carefully consider and work toward change
A couple of taxpayers recently had a suggestion that the Sibley East Public Schools post all of their job openings on their website. The suggestion was made because some job openings are posted on the school website while others are posted only in the two school buildings. The belief is that people who do not work inside the two school buildings had no opportunity to apply for some of these open jobs because they often had no knowledge of them. That changed early Wednesday morning. Within an hour of the suggestion reaching the desk of Superintendent Jim Amsden, a memo was e-mailed out to all administrators that all job openings at Sibley East will now be posted on the school website. In addition, each job opening will have a minimum application deadline of at least two weeks. Although Sibley East does use other methods of advertising for various employment openings, Amsden said the move will “add consistency and help people know that there is always one place to find all potential job openings.” It also sends a message that the district leadership is willing to listen, carefully consider suggestions and work toward making changes that will better serve our students and communities. That is arguably the best message to ever come out of the Sibley East Public Schools and it is an excellent example of the general public and local school working together. -K.M.
Letters To The Editor
Sibley, McLeod counties will receive disaster aid
To The Editor, I wanted to provide you with an update on today's special session (Monday, Sept 9). Today, the legislature voted overwhelmingly to provide $4.5 million in matching disaster relief aid for the 18 counties included in the Presidential Disaster Declaration from the storms in June 2013. McLeod and Sibley counties both were hit hard by these storms and will receive portions of the disaster aid. I was proud to join my colleagues in approving this critical piece of legislation with strong bipartisan support. The vote was 1271, with all Republicans voting yes. Unfortunately, the legislature neglected to take up additional legislation, including bills to fix the various tax mistakes made by Democrats. There have been bipartisan calls for the repeal of the warehousing tax, which begins in April, as well as the commercial equipment repair tax that impacts just about every industry in the state. Ultimately, no agreement was reached, and the taxes remained on the books hurting Minnesota businesses and families. I hope the legislature will revisit these damaging taxes, as well as the other misguided business-to-business taxes when session begins again next February. It's critical that we fix the mistakes that are hurting farmers, loggers, miners, and the pocketbooks of Minnesotans everywhere. Glenn Gruenhagen State Representative R-Glencoe
Too Tall’s Tidbits
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to the following local and area residents compliments of the Arlington Lions Club Community Calendar. September 13 Abby Stender, Andrea Reetz, Cherri Schmig, Isiah Walker, Paul Erickson, Taylor Hatlestad, Mr. and Mrs. Herby Broin, and Mr. and Mrs. John Maki. September 14 Barb Soberski, Joe Thomes, Allan Giesen, Nick Francis, Kim Kistner, Perry Voigt, Nichole Krueger, Chester Templin, John Olson, Jack Feterl, Mr. and Mrs. Al Giesen, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Kranz, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomes, and Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Borchert. September 15 Courtney Nienaber, Crystal Jacobs, Duane Stock, Larry Sorenson, Melissa Rosenfeld, Robert Rezner, Tristan Baumgarten, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Voigt, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Herd, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Quast, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sorenson, and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tupa. September 16 Brynlee Dose, Connie Klitzke, Dwight Grabitske, Ruth Soeffker, and Mr. and Mrs. Rich Henke. September 17 In Memory Of Caroline Klitzke, Dan Otto, Diane Klaseus, Ed Warweg, Justin Bennett, Lindsay Drexler, Rick Walker and Thomas Battcher. September 18 Elisabeth Battcher, Holly ZumBerge, Katelyn Quast, Michael Arabian, Robert Pautsch, Travis Schlueter, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Otto, and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Voigt. September 19 Alexander Zila, Emma Hoeben, Lori Trocke, Matt Bigaouette and Ruth Voight. ***** At his 103rd birthday party, a grandfather was asked if he planned to be around for his 104th. “I certainly do,” he replied. “Statistics show that very few people die between the ages of 103 and 104.” ***** The minister gave his Sunday morning sermon, as usual, but this particular Sunday, it was considerably longer than normal. Later, at the door, shaking hands with parishioners as they moved out, one man said, “Your sermon, Pastor, was simply wonderful - so invigorating and inspiring and refreshing." The minister of course, broke out in a big smile, only to hear the man add, “Why I felt like a new man when I woke up!” ***** The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed way too qualified for the job. “Look, miss,” said the foreman, “have you any actual experience in picking lemons?” “Well, as a matter if fact, yes!” she replied. “I've been divorced three times.” ***** After waiting more than an hour and a half for her date, Sarah decided she had been stood up. Exasperated, she changed from her dinner dress into pajamas and slippers, fixed some popcorn and hot chocolate, and resigned herself to an evening of TV. No sooner had she flopped down in front of the TV when the doorbell rang. Her dad went to the door, and there stood her date. He took one look at Sarah on the couch and gasped. “I'm two hours late and she’s still not ready?” ***** Teacher: “Joey, if you put your hand in one pants pocket and found 75 cents, then you put your other hand in your other pants pocket and found 50 cents, what would you have?” Joey: “I’d have somebody else’s pants on!” ***** As a new school principal, Mr. Mitchell was checking over his school on the first day. Passing the stockroom, he was startled to see the door wide open and teachers bustling in and out, carrying off books and supplies in preparation for the arrival of students the next day. The school where he had been a principal the previous year had used a checkout system only slightly less elaborate than that at Fort Knox. Cautiously, he asked the school’s long-time custodian, “Do you think it’s wise to keep the stockroom unlocked and to let the teachers take things without requisitions?” The custodian looked at him gravely. “We trust them with the children, don't we?” he said. ***** Recently a young woman came into an insurance office with her newborn twins. The insurance agent asked her if she ever had any trouble telling them apart. She gave him a funny look before responding, “No, I haven't had any problem. This is Benjamin, and this is Elizabeth.” *****
Bull riding was spectacular event in Arlington
To The Editor, Kudos to Arlington and its surrounding community members that came out this past Saturday to take part in the Pro Auto NYA Bull Riding event at the Sibley County Fairgrounds. The Sibley County Fair Board, Matt Scharping, the stock contractors, sponsors, bull riders, spectators, vendors, volunteers, and anybody else involved, all played a spectacular part in raising money for a wonderful cause: Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors, helping build/remodel homes so they are handicapped accessible for wounded soldiers. It’s great to be a part of such a strong community.
Jeff & Sam (Ediger) Johnson Arlington
Disaster relief granted for 18 counties
To The Editor, On Monday, Sept. 9, the legislature met in St. Paul for a Special Session to address disaster relief for 18 counties that were hit by severe storms, high winds and flooding between June 20 and 26. They include Benton, Big Stone, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, McLeod, Morrison, Pope, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Travers and Wilkin counties. The total damage estimate for Minnesota from the storm is over $17 million. President Barack Obama signed a federal disaster declaration which paved the way for federal aid. Minnesota’s share for the recovery and rebuilding efforts is $4.5 million. The State’s contribution requires legislative authorization hence the special session. These funds will be available to local governments for emergency work, including debris removal and repair or replacement of public infrastructure damaged in the storms, like roads, bridges and water control faculties. The State’s share that McLeod County will receive is $166,021 with Sibley County receiving $70,329. I am pleased to have stood with my colleagues to ensure we supported our counties when they needed help. There is one part of our community which was denied funds. For the third year in a row, The Meeker Electrical Cooperative sustained significant storm related damage, but was denied funds on the basis it was ineligible even though municipal power companies are eligible. The only difference, I see, is that one entity provides power to folks who live in a municipality while the other provides power to those residing in the country. I requested that disaster funds be reconsidered for the Coop, but that effort ultimately was blocked by DFL leadership in the Senate. Therefore, I am having a bill drafted for the 2014 session and will be working with the Co-op to correct this inequity. Finally, the special session gave the Legislature the opportunity to repeal the business to business taxes (Warehouse, Heavy Equipment/Farm Machinery Repairs and Telecommunications) that were unfortunately passed in the last session. I was the chief and coauthor of several bills to do so. Not surprisingly, the DFL led legislature and Governor Dayton blocked all efforts to repeal those harmful taxes that have been levied on all hard working Minnesota taxpayers. We will revisit this issue also in 2014. I enjoy receiving input and feedback from you, the constituent. Please continue to provide me with your insight and do not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance. Scott Newman State Senator District 18
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90 Years Ago
September 13, 1923 Louis Kill, Editor The fire department was called out Monday evening at about 6 o’clock to quench a blaze at St. Mary’s Church parsonage. Although the fire caused dense volumes of smoke to issue from the house the blaze was difficult to locate. It was finally discovered in a partition near the kitchen chimney and put out with the chemical apparatus. It was caused by an overheated stove pipe, which evidently became filled with soot and burned out. A crew of railroad workmen arrived here Wednesday and are busy remodeling the stock yards. We understand they will also build a new railroad trestle east of town. Thieves entered the soft drink parlor of Hickey Davitt and the Green Isle Hardware Co. last Wednesday night. At the Davitt place they smashed and robbed the slot machines and at the hardware store they took a number of flashlights and some tools. Several odd looking strangers were seen about town during the day, and it is surmised that they returned in the night for the booty. four third prizes. Erwin has perfected an excellent herd of Chester Whites and sells many of the animals to other breeders.
30 Years Ago
September 15, 1983 Val Kill, Editor Mike Dahlke, Arlington, was selected as the Champion Senior Showman and Champion Holstein at the 1983 Minnesota State Fair 4-H Dairy Shows, Saturday, September 3. Dahlke received an award from the Minnesota 4-H Awards Fund and the Minnesota Holstein Associa-tion. Delays in delivery and damaged cabinets have set back the completion date for the remodeling of the science lab at A-GI High School. According to Supt. George Maca, the cabinets that were to have been delivered and installed before the beginning of the school year finally arrived, in battered condition, Friday, September 9. Maca said the new cabinets have been reordered at the cost of the contractor. A Word of Life Bible Club for area junior and senior high young people will be held beginning Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m., at the Arlington Baptist Church. The club is designed to help young people with their spiritual and social development and is open to all teens in grades seven through 12.
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Residents at Fairview Assisted Living enjoyed the quilts and sugar and creamers brought in by Henderson resident Sandi Anderson on Monday afternoon, Sept. 9. The event was held in conjunction with Na-
tional Assisted Living Week. Front Row: (left to right) Eleanor Hodges, Eleanore Schauer and Leona Wacker. Back Row: (l to r) Tess Nagel, speaker Sandra E. Andersen, Velma Lindemann and Arlene Fischer.
60 Years Ago
September 10, 1953 Louis Kill, Editor Saturday night at 8 o’clock at the Sibley County fair grounds, the Arlington Lions Club is staging one of the biggest wrestling shows ever to hit this part of the country. The entire net proceeds will go to a fund for the benefit of the youth of the Arlington community. The main bout of the evening will feature a match between Hard Boiled Haggerty and Jack Pesek. The other two matches will have Fred Stoeker vs. Stan Mayslack and Jim Morgan vs. Joe Snyder. The Methodist Church of Arlington was the scene of a beautiful wedding Saturday, September 5, at 2:30 p.m., when Rev. Floyd Kufus united in marriage Miss Lois Geib, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Geib of this city and Alan Willmsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Willmsen, Arlington. The couple left that evening for a honeymoon in California and will be at home with the groom’s parents upon their return. Erwin Thoele, local breeder of Chester White hogs, made a fine showing at the state fair. His hogs won two first prizes and
National Assisted Living Week is Sept. 8-14
National Assisted Living Week began on Grandparents’ Day, Sunday, Sept. 8 and continues until Saturday, September 14. Many assisted living residents are the people who have made significant contributions to the community. They have been teachers, business people, civic leaders, public officials, parents and now grandparents who have contributed so much to the area. This week is set aside to honor these citizens for contributions along with staff, families, friends, and volunteers of the community. This year’s National Assisted Living Week theme is “Homemade Happiness.” Good Samaritan Society Fairview has scheduled several events during the week to showcase the residents and staff and give them a chance to shine. Henderson resident Sandra E. Andersen brought her homemade quilts and sugar and creamers to show to the residents at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. Residents, staff, family and friends gathered for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social Homemade Fun With Family - at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. Lois Wacker assisted the tenants and together made homemade apple crisp at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The delicious dessert was served during coffee time later that afternoon. The residents will enjoy homemade fun, games and music with dice with Wilbur Dorweiler at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. The Music of Alan Carlson will follow at 3:15 p.m. The group will enjoy homemade beauty time at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The “Homemade Happiness” theme acknowledges the contributions of staff, residents, family and friends in making the assisted living community a comfortable home for the residents that live there. “This year’s theme celebrates the bond created by our staff, residents, and families as they build warm, welcoming, and vibrant homes for residents,” said Theresa Bjorklund, Fairview’s Housing Manager. “This weeklong celebration demonstrates the commitment our assisted living staff feel when providing care, services and friendship to residents who live here.”
15 Years Ago
September 10, 1998 Kurt Menk, Editor A record season came to an end when the Green Isle Irish fell to Springfield 8-1 in the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament at Hamburg last Friday evening. The loss eliminated the Irish from the 32-team tournament. As the filing period came to a close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, no individuals had filed for the two open positions on the Arlington City Council. City Council members Curt Reetz and Rich Mueller did not file for re-election. Challenger Dave Czech and incumbent Dick Thomes remained as the only candidates to file for the mayor position. A new 16 computer lab has been added to the Sibley East Gaylord school site for the 1998-99 school year. The lab was funded by a $100,000 state grant.
Public Health offers flu prevention tips
Sibley County Public Health and Human Services today asked the public’s help to reduce the spread of the flu this coming season and reminded people that it’s not too early to receive a flu shot. “Each of us can take steps now to reduce the likelihood of a severe or prolonged flu season,” said Laura Reid, Supervisor of the Sibley County Public Health unit. “We urge everyone to get a flu vaccine as soon as possible in order to protect themselves all season long. Vaccination is especially important for children, adults 65 and older, pregnant women and people with asthma, diabetes and other long-term conditions who are at high risk from flu complications.” Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose. “Getting a flu shot is one of the most effective ways each of us can avoid getting the flu and spreading the illness to others,” said Reid. “Supplies of the flu vaccine are plentiful and readily available from your local health care provider or other consumer outlets, including many pharmacies. Flu vaccine will also be offered to students in Sibley County schools during the school day in early October. Please watch for more information to be sent home with your children in the coming weeks.” Officials remind the public, in addition to getting the seasonal flu vaccine, there are other steps everyone can take to prevent contracting and spreading the flu. They include: • Cover your cough • Wash your hands with warm water and soap, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer • If you aren’t feeling well, stay home • If your children are ill, keep them at home Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza (flu) viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The signs and symptoms of the seasonal flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
Dietz - Henke
Roger and Carol Henke, Arlington, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their son, Shane Henke, to Tara Dietz, daughter of Ron and Kathy Dietz, Gaylord. Shane is a 2007 graduate of the Sibley East Senior High School and a graduate of Argosy University, Eagan. He is currently employed as an xray technician at Park Nicollet. Tara is a 2007 graduate of the Sibley East Senior High School and a graduate of St. Cloud State University. She is currently employed as a fitness trainer, waitress at Olive Garden and substitute teacher.
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Tara Dietz and Shane Henke The wedding will be held at the Ney Nature Center, Henderson, on Saturday, Sept. 28.
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Sibley County Choral Society to begin rehearsals Sept. 15
The Sibley County Choral Society will begin rehearsals for their holiday season at the United Church of Christ in Gaylord at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The church is located at 318 Fourth Street. People who love to sing are welcome to join the group. The concert dates are Friday, Dec. 13; Saturday, Dec. 14; and Sunday, Dec. 15.
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Sports SE falls to Jordan 41-7
By Kurt Menk Editor The visiting Sibley East varsity football team committed numerous turnovers and lost to Jordan 41-7 in Minnesota River Conference action on Friday night, Sept. 6. The Wolverines fell behind quickly when Jordan senior Casey Hull took the opening kickoff and raced 88 yards for a touchdown. Senior Gustavo Marinos followed with the extra point kick as the Hubmen jumped out to a 7-0 lead. After a short Sibley East punt, Jordan drove 40 yards and scored on a 2-yard run by Ray Carter. Marinos booted the extra point kick as the Hubmen raced to a 14-0 lead just six minutes into the game. The Wolverines, on the ensuing possession, drove 66 yards, but the drive stalled on downs at the Jordan 24-yard line. A Sibley East fumble deep in Wolverine territory set up the next Jordan score. The Hubmen, who had the pigskin on the Sibley East 22yard line, eventually scored on a 16-yard run by senior quarterback Brian Hartman. Marinos converted the extra point kick as Jordan raced to a 21-0 advantage with 8:03 remaining in the second quarter. The Wolverines, after another fumble, avoided trouble when senior Francisco Guzman intercepted a Jordan pass on the Sibley East 36-yard line. Sibley East marched 24 yards and then scored on a 40-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Brody Rodning to junior Lukas Bullert. Guzman followed with the extra point kick as the Wolverines drew within 21-7 with 3:50 left in the second quarter. Sibley East, after an interception, avoided further trouble when Marinos missed a 34-yard field goal attempt with less than two seconds left in the first half. The second half started much like the first half. Jordan junior Andrew Forgarty recovered a Sibley East fumble and raced 45 yards for a touchdown. Marinos converted the extra point kick as the Hubmen extended their lead to 28-7 with 8:44 remaining in the third quarter. Jordan added another score late in the third quarter when junior Dexter Karsky raced 32 yards for a touchdown. Marinos booted the extra point kick as the Hubmen grabbed a 35-7 advantage. Another Sibley East fumble set up the final touchdown for the Hubmen. Fogarty eventually hit paydirt on a 2-yard run. Marinos missed his first extra point kick of the contest as Jordan had to settle for a 41-7 lead and eventual victory. “Jordan returned 19 to 20 starters off a team that went to state last year,” said Sibley East head coach Chuck Hartman. “They used that extra month of practice to get those guys better and it showed.” “They will have a chance to be conference champs. I think we do too.   It is kind of like last year when Mayer beat us and then we got hot and ran the table after that.” The Wolverine offense, which committed five turnovers, compiled 271 total yards. Senior Erik Danielson led the ground game with 20 carries for 71 yards. Senior Alex Pedraza added 35 yards on 11 rushes. Rodning, who suffered one interception, completed 10 of 15 passing attempts for 163
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Sibley East senior and number two singles player Mariah Schrupp smashed
the tennis ball against visiting Jordan on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 10.
Sibley East tennis team splits with 2 opponents in MRC play
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity girls tennis team split a pair of 4-3 meets at home in Minnesota River Conference play during the past week. The Lady Wolverines edged visiting Tri-City United 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3 and lost to Jordan 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 10. A meet against visiting Sleepy Eye in non-conference action was postponed due to extreme heat on Monday afternoon, Sept. 9. The meet has been rescheduled and will be held in Arlington at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Sibley East will travel to Belle Plaine in MRC action on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12. The Lady Wolverines will host Le Sueur-Henderson in MRC play on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 17. Sibley East 4 Tri-City United 3 SINGLES: 1 - Breann Walsh (SE) defeated Breanna Jaycox (TCU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2; 2 - Mariah Schrupp (SE) lost to Kori Howe (TCU) 6-4, 4-6, 2-6; 3 - Ella Lundstrom (SE) lost to Courtney Hentges (TCU) 6-1, 5-7, 2-6; 4 Kelsey Klaustermeier defeated Jessica o' Meara (TCU) 62, 6-1. DOUBLES: 1 - Alicia Kranz & Ashley Mercier (SE) lost to Molly Tiede & Kristi Frederick (TCU) 0-6, 4-6; 2 Alli Harter & Faith Young (SE) defeated Rosa Ruiz & Emily Holicky (SE) 6-1,6-4; 3 - Liz Thies & Lindsey Flieth defeated Kelsey Davis & Lexi Brisend (TCU) 6-0, 6-1. Jordan 4 Sibley East 3 SINGLES: 1 - Breann Walsh (SE) lost to Rachel Menke (J) 4-6, 3-6; 2 - Mariah Schrupp (SE) lost to Victoria Read (J) 1-6, 3-6; 3 - Ella Lundstrom (SE) defeated Paige Moran (J) 6-3, 6-3; 4 Kelsey Klaustermeier (SE) lost to Sam Kulas (J) 6-7 (47), 2-6. DOUBLES: 1 - Alicia Kranz & Ashley Mercier (SE) lost to Carina Larson & Julia Forgarty (J) 2-6, 2-6; 2 - Alli Harter & Faith Young (SE) defeated Lydia Read & Natalie Taylor (J) 6-1, 6-0; 3 Lindsey Flieth & Liz Thies (SE) defeated Lexi Lightfoot & Nicole Samuelson (J) 6-3, 6-3.
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SE cross country teams run in Tri-City United Invitational
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity boys and girls cross country teams opened their season at the Tri-City United Invitational in Montgomery on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 3. There were 29 teams at the meet. Sibley East will compete in a meet at Maple River on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12. Sibley East will also compete in a meet at Waconia on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Ahlstrand finished 153rd with a time of 23:09 while junior Jonah Butler placed 158th with a clocking of 23:45. In the junior varsity race, eighth grader Logan Tesch placed 83rd among 233 runners with a time of 22:40. Eighth grader Kristian Schow finished 110th with a clocking of 23:37. Junior Chase Ellwood placed 134th with a showing of 24:26 while sophomore Ian Holmes placed 197th with a time of 28:17 while sophomore Jack Rosenfeld finished 201st with a clocking of 28:32. In the shorter junior high race, eighth grader Cameron Thurn placed 148th out of 178 runners with a time of 10:21. man Alison Eibs placed 78th among 163 runners with a time of 18:54. Senior Maren Miner placed 120th with a showing of 20:21. In the junior varsity race, freshman Abigail Butler finished 53rd out of 175 runners with a clocking of 21:39. Junior Karina Robeck placed 141st with a showing of 25:31. Senior Heidi Milczark placed 144th with a time of 25:39. In the shorter junior high race, seventh grader Breanna Fahning placed 59th among 138 runners with a time of 10:11. Eighth grader Tamara Ehrich placed 69th with a showing of 10:14 while seventh grader Ariel Butler finished 135th with a clocking of 12:48.
Arlington Greys to host annual tourney on Saturday, Sept. 14
The Arlington Greys Base Ball Club will host its annual tournament at the Arlington Baseball Park on Saturday, Sept. 14. The first of five games will start at 11 a.m. The final game will start at 4 p.m. Each game will consist of nine innings or a 65-minute limit. The Greys will play the Afton Red Socks at 12:15 p.m. The Greys will also play St. Croix at 4 p.m. The games will be played under the rules of the 1860s and the way the game was meant to be played. Admission is free. A full concession stand will also be available. Members of the Greys who have committed to the tournament are Steve “Little Bill” Pioske, Eric “Special K” Kaesermann, Jeff “The Babe” Menk, Jake “Louie” Lucas, Jim “Yukon” Kreft, Dave “The Big Friendly” Kreft, Mike “One Way” Feterl, Chad “Part-Time” Bachman, Dan “Young Blood” Splettstoeser, Rob “Eye” Brau, scorekeeper Dwight “Ike” Grabitske, assistant manager Mark “No Show” Pauly and manager Kurt “Skip” Menk.
Boys Team
In the varsity race, junior Sam Thies placed 80th among 173 runners with a time of 20:05. Sophomore Jack Ballalatak finished 97th with a clocking of 20:21 while sophomore Justin Bennett placed 118th with a showing of 21:12. Senior Ben
Girls Team
In the varsity race, fresh-
Sibley East girls volleyball team off to a great start
By Kurt Menk Editor The Sibley East varsity volleyball team enjoyed tremendous success in two matches and one tournament during the past week. The Lady Wolverines, 1-0 in the Minnesota River Conference and 7-2 overall, will travel to Belle Plaine in conference play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Sibley East 3 Tri-City United 0 The visiting Sibley East varsity girls volleyball team swept Tri-City United 3-0 in Minnesota River Conference action on Thursday night, Sept. 5. The Lady Wolverines took the three games 25-16, 25-22 and 25-17 respectively. Junior Shelby Voight contributed 19 digs while junior Autumn Dose had seven kills and seven digs. Junior Karley Lind dished out 19 set assists while sophomore McKayla Stumm recorded 13 digs. Sophomore Megan Krentz collected six kills and two blocks while sophomore Alyssa Weber added five kills. “It was nice to start the conference season with a win, our first since 2010,” said Sibley East head coach Chip Wolverton. “We were very focused throughout, and even when TCU was able to string some points together, we were able to find a way to earn points to get back on track.” Mankato West Volleyball Tournament The Sibley East varsity girls volleyball team placed sixth in the silver bracket during the Mankato West Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7. In pool play, Sibley East defeated Cedar MountainComfrey 25-14 and 25-9. Sophomore Megan Krentz had five kills while junior Autumn Dose collected four kills. Junior Karley Lind dished out 10 set assists while sophomore Katie Tuchtenhagen added six set assists. “It was a good way to start the day,” said Sibley East head coach Chip Wolverton. “We did what we should have done against an overmatched opponent.” The Lady Wolverines also defeated Windom 25-15 and 25-21. Sophomore McKayla Stumm recorded 10 digs while senior Megan Eckberg and Dose had five and four kills respectively. Krentz had three solo blocks and two assisted blocks. “Our first win against Windom in many tries at this tournament,” said Wolverton. “They are always in our pool.” Sibley East then lost to Mankato East 27-25 and 2522. Krentz contributed six kills while Dose and Eckberg had five kills apiece. Junior Shelby Voight recorded 12 digs while Stumm added seven digs. “We had two very tight sets that could have gone either way,” Wolverton said. “Their height posed some problems for us as we had a harder time earning kills. East forced us into quite a few hitting errors, many of them blocks. The loss dropped us to the second flight or Silver Bracket where we played for fifth place.” In the silver bracket, the Lady Wolverines defeated NR-H-E-G 25-18 and 25-20. Krentz collected seven kills while Dose and Eckberg had six and five kills respectively. Lind dished out 13 set assists while Tuchtenhagen had 10 set assists. Voight recorded 10 digs while Stumm added eight digs. “The girls were excited to play against Gopher basketball recruit Carlie Wagner and happy to come out on top,” said Wolverton. “We began to miss a few too many serves which would plague us the rest of the day. Our defense though was solid.” In the fifth place game, Sibley East lost to Martin County West 25-23 and 2517. Krentz and sophomore Alyssa Weber contributed four kills each. Voight had 13 digs while Dose had 10 digs. Tuchtenhagen dished out nine set assists. “A very scrappy team and a tough one to play as we were very tired in this last match,” said Wolverton. “They kept everything alive and we struggled to find ways to end rallies.” Wolverton added, “All in all a successful day. We were 3-2 and advanced to bracket play for the first time since 2008. Sixth place is our best finish since 2005. We learned a lot about how good we are, how good we can be and how to play against a variety of opposing styles and strengths.” Sibley East 3 G-SL 0 The visiting Sibley East varsity girls volleyball team swept Glencoe-Silver Lake 30 in non-conference action on Monday afternoon, Sept. 9. Senior Megan Eckberg contributed eight kills, five blocks and three digs. Junior Karley Lind dished out 20 set assists while junior Autumn Dose had six kills and six digs. Sophomore Megan Krentz collected six kills and four blocks while junior Kelli Martens had nine kills. Sophomore McKayla Stumm recorded 10 digs while sophomore Alyssa Weber added four blocks. “Each set was close at the beginning and we were able to pull away at different times,” said Sibley East head coach Chip Wolverton.
Enterprise photo courtesy of Josh Randt, McLeod County Chronicle
Sibley East junior Shelby Voight returned a serve during a match at Glencoe-Silver Lake on Monday night, Sept. 9.
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Sibley County Court
The following misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors were heard in District Court August 30-September 6: Minnesota State Patrol (MSP); Sheriff’s Office, (SO); Department of Natural Resources (DNR): MN Department of Transportation (MNDOT): Jason G. Stahlecker, 37, Waconia, driving after revocation, continued, unsupervised probation six months, $200, vehicle registration required, proof of insurance dismissed, Arlington PD; John C. Depuy, 22, Gibbon, proof of insurance, dismissed, Gaylord PD; Chelsey R. Ziebell, 25, Glenville, proof of insurance, dismissed, Gaylord PD; Linay Rose, 30, Martin, speed, $125, Gibbon PD; Alan T. Aakre, 28, Chaska, speed, $135, proof of insurance, dismissed, MSP; Kay M. Albrecht, 49, Wimbledon, N.D., speed, $125, MSP; Joseph D. Ashton, 49, Gaylord, seat belt, $110, MSP; Klye A. Bozentko, 28, St. Paul, failure to drive in single lane, $135, MSP; Amanda K. Buelow, 29, West Allis, Wis., speed, $155, MSP; Scot E. Chouanard, 49, Hector, seat belt, $110, MSP; Bryce R. Eggert, 38, Arlington, speed, $135, MSP; Timothy J. Fenton, 30, Menomonie, Wis., speed, $145, MSP; Angela, L. Gislason, 31, Maple Grove, speed, $125, MSP; Ross R. Gronewald, 36, Granada, speed, $135, MSP; Haroum E. R. S. Habeeb, 53, Clearwater, Fla., speed, $135, MSP: Mary E. Hesemann, 53, Lakefield, speed, $125, MSP; Andrew, J. Hoffman, 26, Otsego, seat belt, $110, MSP; Joseph M. Lopez, 36, Winthrop, speed, proof of insurance, continued, unsupervised probation one year, $235, MSP; Louis A. Marcil, 42, Minneapolis, speed, $125, MSP; Cassandra, M. Motz, 33, Lake Elmo, speed, $145, proof of insurance, dismissed, MSP; Jesse D. Olson-Siem, 23, Gibbon, seat belt, $110, MSP; Qweyonoh A. Parker, 21, Anoka, driving after suspension, local confinement three days, credit for time served three days, $85, MSP; Jose, R. Rodriguez, 26, Gaylord, seat belt, $110, MSP; Amanda E. Rudnickas, 22, Woodbury, speed, $135, MSP; Michael W. Salazar, 20, Springfield, seat belt, $110, proof of insurance, dismissed, MSP; Janelle T. Sills, 38, Blaine, speed, $125, MSP; Christopher T. Spaulding, 26, Flandreau, S.D., speed, $125, MSP; Erika Y. T. Torres, 25, New Auburn, display of plate registration stickersmonth and year required, speed, $155, MSP; Justin K. Woodruff, 22, North Mankato, speed, $125, MSP; Adam M. Hendley, 24, Mankato, disorderly conduct, $200, SO; Zackary S. Rutt, 20, Le Center, speed, $125, SO; James M. Pautz, 31, Winthrop, seat belt, $110, proof of insurance, dismissed, Winthrop PD; Jacob J. Sward, 18, Windom, liquor consumption by persons under 21, $185, Winthrop PD.
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Irish A’s 4th Grade Baseball Team
The Irish A’s fourth grade baseball team recently completed a fun season. Front Row: (left to right) Trevor St. John, Noah Brockhoff, Jack Nelson, Davis Wibstad and Mathew Ziegler. Back Row: (l to r) Caleb Dose, Leyton Brau, Ben Quast, Chandler Bening, Trystan Duck and Aaron Flieth. Missing from the photo are Ryan Weber and Keegan Effertz. The team was coached by Chad Dose and Doug Flieth.
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yards and one touchdown. Lukas Bullert caught five passes for 103 yards and one touchdown. Senior Nick Haupt had one reception for 13 yards while sophomore Quinn Riffenburg added one catch for four yards. “Interestingly enough Jordan and us ran the exact same number of plays, 55 each,” Hartman said.   “The difference was we gave them the ball back about every seven plays because of a turnover.” The Wolverine defense, meanwhile, was often placed in terrible field position with all of the offensive turnovers. Senior linebacker Ben White led the Wolverines with one solo tackle, six assisted tackles and one quarterback sack. Senior Austin Sadler had three solo tackles, three assisted tackles and an overturned interception. Danielson netted two solo tackles and four assisted tackles while senior Beau Swenson recorded four solo tackles. Sophomore Travis Schmidt collected one solo tackle and four assisted tackles while Guzman added one solo tackle, one assisted tackle and one interception. “Field position in high school football is huge and Jordan had great position all night long,” said Hartman.  “I think the defense only really allowed Jordan three touchdowns.  The rest were gifts from us.” Hartman continued, “After a loss like this you have to simply take the mistakes and work on them, then mentally throw the score in the trash and forget about it.  We know we are a better football team than how we played.  We have a saying FIDO. It means Forget It (and) Drive On.” The Wolverines, 0-1 in the MRC and 1-1 overall, will host Belle Plaine in conference action at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. “Belle Plaine is pretty dang impressive,” said Hartman. They have two big names.   Everyone has been talking about Luke Narveson for over a year.  He’s the quarterback with quick feet and a big arm.  He's probably a Division I athlete down the road.” Hartman added, “They have some other nice athletes off the MRC conference champion track team too.   They run the spread and throw it and run it. Then they have the stud lineman Gavin Dauwalter.   I think it’ll be an interesting match-up between him and Cordell Bates on the line.   I have a lot of confidence in my guys that they will bounce back fine for the home opener this week.” 
Smartfest 2013 will be held in Henderson on Saturday, Sept. 21
The SMARTS Radio Club and Sibley Emergency Radio Team will sponsor Smartfest 2013 during the Henderson Heritage Days from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21. The event will be held at the Henderson RoadHaus and Community Hall. The general public is invited to check out the event. There is a nominal fee. Hamfests are a way for hams to make face to face contact with fellow hams and to exchange ideas in the hobby. It is also a way to buy, sell and trade our amateur radio gear, including but not limited to antennas, radios, radio towers and RF cables. Plus, it is a common place for new and existing hams to upgrade their FCC approved licenses. A breakfast buffet will be held from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. License testing will be offered at the Henderson City Office from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The proceeds from this event will allow both clubs to fund new equipment. This will allow both clubs to better support community events using their amateur radios. People who have any questions or would like more infumation are encouraged to call Don Burgess at 612-5787561 or e-mail him at kc0qna@yahoo.com.
Minnesota’s pheasant index down 29% from 2012
A long winter followed by a cold, wet spring contributed to a significant decrease in Minnesota’s pheasant count, which declined 29 percent from 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Minnesota’s results reflect what we’re seeing in other states,” said Rachel Curtis, DNR wildlife research biologist. “South Dakota had a 64 percent decrease in its brood survey. North Dakota’s mostrecent rooster crowing count is down 11 percent from last year. And Iowa reported a 19 percent decrease in its August roadside count.” Minnesota’s 2013 pheasant index is 64 percent below the ten-year average and 72 percent below the long-term average. Pheasant hunters still are expected to harvest about 246,000 roosters this fall. That’s down 44,000 from last year’s estimate and is less than half the number of pheasants taken during the 2005-2008 seasons when hunting was exceptionally good. The highest pheasant counts were in the southwest region, where observers reported 51 birds per 100 miles of survey driven. Hunters should find good harvest opportunities in west-central, east-central and south-central Minnesota. “Pheasant populations respond to habitat abundance and changes in weather,” Curtis said. “The steady downward trend in Minnesota’s pheasant population during the past several years is primarily due to habitat loss. Weather has caused minor fluctuations.” The most important habitat for pheasants is grassland that remains undisturbed during the nesting season. Protected grasslands account for about 6 percent of the state’s pheasant range. Farmland retirement programs such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, Reinvest in Minnesota and Wetlands Reserve Program make up the largest portion of protected grasslands in the state. High land rental rates and competing uses for farmland diminish the economic attractiveness of farmland conservation programs. CRP enrollment declined by 63,700 acres in Minnesota’s pheasant range over the last year and contracts for nearly 400,000 acres of statewide CRP lands are scheduled to expire during the next 3 years. If not re-enrolled, this would reduce CRP acres in Minnesota by 30 percent. To help offset continued habitat losses caused by reductions in conservation set-aside acreage, the DNR has accelerated acquisition of wildlife management areas in the farmland region of Minnesota. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service also acquires and protects habitat across the state. In addition, the DNR supports habitat conservation on private lands by working with a variety of partners in the Farm Bill Assistance Partnership and Working Lands Initiative. High spring precipitation and below average temperatures hurt nesting this year. This year’s average hatch date was delayed to June 20, which is 11 days later than the 10year average of June 9. Although fewer broods were seen, brood size was larger than last year and comparable to the long-term average. Actual reproduction rates may be higher than the survey suggests. Hens that were successful nesting later in the season tend to be underrepresented in roadside data and it is possible that hens were still nesting or in heavier cover with young chicks during the survey period. The pheasant population estimate is part of the DNR’s annual August roadside wildlife survey, which began in 1955. DNR conservation officers and wildlife managers in the farmland region of Minnesota conduct the survey during the first half of August. This year’s survey consisted of 171 routes, each 25 miles long, with 152 routes located in the ringnecked pheasant range. Observers drive each route in early morning and record the number and species of wildlife they see. The data provide an index of relative abundance and are used to monitor annual changes and long-term population trends of pheasants, gray (Hungarian) partridge, cottontail rabbits, white-tailed jackrabbits, mourning doves and other wildlife. The gray partridge index also decreased from last year and remained below the 10year average. The cottontail rabbit index increased from last year but stayed below the 10year and long-term average. The jackrabbit index was 87 percent below the long-term average. Finally, the mourning dove index was 20 percent below last year and lower than the 10-year and long-term averages.
SENIOR DINING Call 326-3401 for a meal Suggested Donation $3.85 Meals are served at Highland Commons dining room Monday-Friday Monday: Turkey casserole, peas, tropical fruit, bread with margarine, bar, low fat milk. Tuesday: Sweet & sour pork, rice, broccoli, mandarin oranges, cookie, low fat milk. Wednesday: Baked chicken, potato salad, mixed vegetables, bread with margarine, fresh melon cubes, low fat milk. Thursday: Meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread with margarine, fruit crisp, low fat milk. Friday: Lemon pepper steak, baked potato, Prince William vegetables, bread with margarine, pie slice, 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 subject to change. Monday: 2-pack Pop Tart, juice, milk Tuesday: Frudel, juice, milk. Wednesday: Muffin, gripz, juice, milk. Thursday: Mini pancake, juice, milk. Friday: Cereal bar, seeds, juice, milk. SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL MENU Arlington A 1/2 pint of milk and an enriched grain product is served with each meal. Additional milk is available for 40 cents each. Menu is subject to change. Monday: Chicken patty, oven potato, lettuce, tomato, mayo, green beans, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Spaghetti, meat sauce, cheese, cole slaw, garlic toast, vegetable sticks, orange smiles, milk. Wednesday: Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries, slushie, milk. Thursday: Corn dogs, oven potatoes, brown beans, fruit, milk. Friday: Chicken nuggets, seasoned rice, broccoli, carrots, pears, milk. SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL MENU Gaylord A 1/2 pint of milk and an enriched grain product is served with each meal. Additional milk is available for 40 cents each. Menu is subject to change. Monday: Chicken patty on bun, oven potatoes, green beans, fruit, milk. Alternate: Meatballs. Tuesday: Spaghetti, meat sauce, cole slaw, veggie sticks, oranges, breadstick, milk. Alternate: Salad bar. Wednesday: Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries, fruit, milk. Alternate: Ham sandwich. Thursday: Corn dogs, oven potatoes, baked beans, fruit, milk. Alternate: Chow Mein. Friday: Chicken nuggets, seasoned rice, broccoli, carrots, pears, milk. Alternate: Pizza burger.
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Sibley County 4-Hers exhibit their livestock at Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota 4-Hers from more than 83 counties arrived with over 2,885 animals at the 2013 “Great Minnesota Get-Together” for this year’s 4-H livestock encampment held Thursday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 25. 4-H had 2,885 participants exhibit over the weekend including: • Beef: 605 exhibits • Dairy: 469 exhibits • Goats: 317 exhibits • Poultry: 265 exhibits • Rabbits: 314 exhibits • Sheep: 358 exhibits • Swine: 488 exhibits 4-Hers have been preparing for this event all summer long. There are several components a member considers when they decide to exhibit livestock, including selection and preparation of the animal, educational programming, scholarship applications, and participation at county fairs. Education is integral in the “learn by doing” philosophy of 4-H. As part of the educational component, Minnesota 4-H requires every youth participating in the livestock encampment to take part in a livestock interview. Examples of the interview process include an on-line knowledge test, skill-a-thons, and personal interviews about their project area. Along with interviews, all 4-H youth participating in livestock programming are required to complete the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics (LQA&E) Training. Through this certification, youth are educated on bio-security, educating the public on the role of livestock, and caring for their animal’s welfare. Returning for the sixth year is the Peer Mentor program, a partnership between 4-H and the Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care (MnFRAC). This program assists in preparing youth in understanding the role of livestock not only as a project, but as products that ultimately consumers purchase and use. As 4-H exhibitors share their animals with the general public, they use the opportunity to educate consumers about all stages of livestock production. Many 4-H participants also have the opportunity to finance their education as recipients of scholarships. This year the Dairy Project will continue with the fourth annual Dairy Showcase and award special recognition and scholarships to 25 outstanding participants based on their dairy industry knowledge, 4H dairy project involvement, along with state fair dairy show results. Trenten Rogich of the Rush River Rushers 4-H Club made it into the Purple Ribbon Auction with his Black Face Market Lamb. The annual Purple Ribbon Auction sponsored by the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association (MLBA) presents 20 scholarships to youth with well-rounded leadership, community service and livestock involvement throughout their 4-H career. Quality animals, quality kids, and quality buyers made the 34th Purple Ribbon Auction, the annual parade of champion beef, lambs, goats and swine set five new record prices and tied one. The auction raised more than $450,000 in additional premium dollars from 100 head for Minnesota 4-H youth and programs. In the 4-H building, there were over 2,844 exhibits, 295 County Arts-In and Share the Fun participants. Last year, more than 71,000 youth throughout Minnesota participated in 4-H programs. According to a Tufts University national study, 4-H youth are more likely to have better grades and are more emotionally engaged with school and see themselves going to college. They are less likely to have risky or problem behaviors or experience depression. They are also more likely to be civically active and make contributions to their communities. 4-H not only produces purple ribbon animals, but more importantly is focused on producing purple ribbon kids! In Sibley County the following young people experienced 4-H with their livestock at the State Fair. Emily Altenburg, Beef Summer Yearling, Blue; Stephanie Altenburg, Beef Fall Calf, Red; Amanda Anderson, Goat Milking Doe, Blue and Goat Showmanship, Red; Megan Bennett, Swine Gilt, Purple; Amber Butcher, Market Lamb, Purple; Julie Cohrs, Rabbit Junior Buck, Reserve Champion; Nicolle Dahlke, Beef Summer Yearling, Red; Zach Dahlke, Beef Cow/Calf, Blue; Courtney Eibs, Beef Cow/Calf, Blue; Lauren Farber, Dairy Summer Junior Yearling Jersey, Reserve Champion Total Merit, Blue; Tyler Grams, Goat Dry Yearling Doe, Red; Senior Goat Showmanship, Purple; Baryn Gronholz, Dairy Summer Junior Yearling, Blue; Scott Holmquist, Swine Barrow, Blue; Madilyn Latzke, Beef Junior Yearling, Red; Madison Latkze, Beef Spring Calf, Red; Mason Latkze, Beef Junior Yearling, Blue; Zachary Latzke, Beef Junior Yearling, White; Korri Perschau, Beef Summer Yearling, Red; Branstyn Peterson, Beef Cow/Calf, Blue; David Pioske, Swine Barrow, Blue; Kole Polzin, Dairy Ayrshire Senior Yearling, Blue; Alissa Ramthun, Beef Spring Calf, Red; Hayley Riebe, Dairy Spring Junior Yearling, Red; Victoria Riebe, Dairy Aged Cow, Purple; Analise Rogich, Market Lamb, Blue; Hailee Rogich, Swine Gilt, Blue; Trenten Rogich, Market Lamb, Purple; Brady Roiger, Sheep Yearling Ewe, Champion; Lauren Roiger, Sheep Ewe Lamb, Red; Taylor Schauer, Dairy Junior 2 Year Old, Purple; Amber Schmidt, Market Lamb, Blue; Derrek Schmidt, Ewe Lamb, Red; Mckenzie Sommers, Dairy 3 Year Old, Champion Brown Swiss Production and total Merit Brown Swiss Cow, Purple; Sam Thies, Rabbit, Purple; Trevor Tuman, Dairy 2 Year Old, Blue; Kaitlyn Unger, Milking Doe Goat, Champion; Dairy Goat Showmanship, Blue; Brent Walters, Lama, Red; Brent Walters, Dairy 3 Year Old, Blue; Alyssa Weber, Poultry Chickens, Blue; Zachary Weber, Poultry Chickens, Reserve Champion; Austin Weckwerth, Swine Gilt; Purple; Lillie Young-Froehlich, Swine Barrow, Blue. Hailee Rogich, Brady Roiger, Megan Bennett, Amber Schmidt, Derek Schmidt, and Branstyn Peterson were all livestock interview finalists. The beef delegation received first in their Consumer Education Display and got third in herdsmanship overall. The Cooking Team consisting of Branstyn Peterson, Kole Polzin, Stephanie Altenburg, Julia Cohrs and Lilli Young-Froehlich received third place in the Cook-Off Challenge. The 4-H program is funded through a partnership of federal, state, county and private resources and is part of the University of Minnesota Extension Service. More Minnesota State Fair results and photos can be found at http://www.fourh.umn.edu/fai rresults.
4-H youth shine at Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota 4-Hers from 87 counties had over 2,800 projects judged in the 4-H Building at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. These 4-Hers all placed high with their projects at their county fairs and earned the top honor to show them at the state fair this year. Education is integral in the “learn by doing” philosophy of 4-H. Though the projects and animals shown at fairs during the summer get a lot of attention, 4-H is really about developing “purple ribbon kids” throughout the year. Participation in 4-H provides all 4-H youth with critical experiences and skills -- such as communicating, problem solving, and decision making -- which will serve them throughout their lives. The spectacular array of 4H projects exhibited this year spanned a wide range of topic areas, including robotics, alternative energy, aerospace, photography, performing arts, clothing, small engines, geology, flower gardening, landscaping, wildlife biology, fine arts and much more. This year, 4-Hers exhibited and were judged on general projects in the 4-H Building from Thursday, Aug. 22 through Monday, Sept. 2. Sibley County participants exhibited on Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2. The Sibley County participants included Stephanie Altenburg, Fashion Revue, Purple; Arlington Conquerors, Club Banner, Blue; Thomas Becker, Shop/Wood Science, Blue; Megan Bennett, Photography, Purple; Emily Eibs, Fine Arts, Purple; Evan Eibs, Aerospace, Blue; Samuel Galatz, Exploring Animals, Blue; Tyler Grams, Fashion Revue, Participation; Olivia Gronholz, Home Environment, Blue; Johanna Jutz, Clothing & Textiles, Blue; Ben Klaers, Cat, Blue; Seth Kroells, Shooting Sports, Blue; Madilyn Latzke, Fashion Revue, Participation; Sarah Malinowski, Quilting, Red; John Niebuhr, Shop/Wood Science, Red; Branstyn Peterson, Fashion Revue, Purple; Kole Polzin, Small Engines, Red; Analise Rogich, Flower Gardening, Blue; Hailee Rogich, Fine Arts, Blue; Trenten Rogich, Health, Blue; Derrek Schmidt, Livestock Demonstration, Red; Cassidy Sloot, Indoor Gardening, Blue; Heidie Sloot, Video, Blue; Jacob Unger, Shooting Sports, Blue; Kaitlyn Unger, Foods and Nutrition, Blue; Weeping Willows, Club Banner, Jessica Wemeier, Flower Gardening, Blue; Megan Wickenhauser, Photography, Purple; Jordan Wiest, Fine Arts, Blue; Savannah Zippel, Youth Leadership, Blue. Participating in Share the Fun were the Blazin’ West Stars 4-H Club including Rylee Gruenhagen, Mia Johnson, Johanna Jutz, Alyssa and Makayla Lagerwall, Emma, John and Mary Niebuhr, Baleigh, Branstyn and Brennir Peterson, Amy Ranfelt, Cody and Nicole Sievert, Kaitlyn and Kylie Unger and Abigail and Jessica Willegal. Participation in the Dairy Judging Contest were Madison Krueger, Kole Polzin and Brent Walters. They were coached by Mary Nelson. Jacob Wemeier received second place in the junior division in the Chicken BBQ Contest. The 4-H program is funded through a partnership of federal, state, county and private resources and is part of the University of Minnesota Extension. More Minnesota State Fair results and photos can be found at www.4H.umn.edu/fair-results.
SE band officers are announced
Sibley East Band Director James Callahan recently announced the band officers for the 2013-2014 school year. The officers are Sam Bullert, President; Lukas Bullert, Vice President, Jordan Petzel, Treasurer; and Taylor Pfarr, Secretary.
TITLE AND SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE 282 THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, MINNESOTA, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 168, THE ARLINGTON SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE TO ALLOW FOR BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENTS BY ADDING SECTION 7.25 “On September 3, 2013 the City Council of the City of Arlington approved Ordinance 282, entitled, ‘An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 168, the Arlington Subdivision Ordinance, by Adding Section 7.25 Relating to Boundary Line Adjustments’. The Ordinance in its entirety is available for review and/or photocopying during regular office hours at the City of Arlington, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, Minnesota 55307. The Ordinance provides for simple boundary line adjustments through an administrative process following submittal of a certificate of survey when the resulting parcels conform to the underlying zoning district standards and/or lessen nonconformity.” This ordinance shall become effective after summary publication. For the City of Arlington: /s/ James R. Kreft By James R. Kreft Its Mayor /s/ Liza M. Donabauer By Liza M. Donabauer Its City Administrator First Reading: August 19, 2013 Second Reading: September 3, 2013 Adopted: September 3, 2013 Publish: September 12, 2013
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Stemme is new pastor at Arlington United Methodist Church
By Kurt Menk Editor Rev. Rodney (Rod) J. Stemme is the new pastor at the Arlington United Methodist Church. He will also serve as the pastor at the Norwood Church in the Maples. Rev. Stemme replaces Pastor Wayne Swanson who served at the Arlington United Methodist Church for the past 14 years and is now pastor at the Fridley United Methodist Church. Rev. Stemme, who was born in Yankton, S.D., is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who also served as pastors. Rev. Stemme graduated from the Bryon High School in 1970. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Rev. Stemme received his Master of Divinity Degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., in 1977. Prior to that, he became an ordained deacon in 1975. After that, he became an ordained elder in 1980. His career in the field of religion has taken Rev. Stemme to “lots of places in different parts of the state.” He has served churches in Hawley, Hawley and Glydon, Minneapolis, Warren, Perham and Dent, Lamberton and Sanborn, St. James, Blue Earth and West St. Paul. Prior to his move to Arlington, Rev. Stemme served as pastor at the Peace United Methodist Church in Pipestone from 2009 through June of 2013. Rev. Stemme and his wife, Virginia (Ginger), met while at college in Sioux City, Iowa. In fact, they were married one day before their college commencement exercises. Ginger has a Masters Degree in Librarianship and Information Sciences from the University of Denver, Colo. She has worked in public, regional and school libraries. Ginger was a substitute at all levels in Pipestone. She is already on the substitute teaching list at the Sibley East Public Schools. In addition, her hobby is quilting and she has already been invited to join a quilting group in Arlington. The couple has two daughters, Jessica (Doug) Eucken, Apple Valley, and Alison (Rod) Scofield, St. Paul. Ira Scofield is their lone grandchild. “Folks here in the congregation have been very welcoming, supportive and encouraging,” commented Rev. Stemme, who has been a coin collector since his days as a Cub Scout. He later added, “I’m glad to be back in a community where you can walk to a bunch of stuff.” Rev. Stemme is “happy there is a fitness center in town.” The couple is also “absolutely thrilled that there is a movie theater in town.” Rev. Stemme continued, “I’m still trying to learn what this community is all about. I’m still getting acquainted with people.” One of his goals is to encourage people in the congregation to become involved in the town, but also “find out how I can be helpful in the community.”
Enterprise photo by Kurt Menk
Rev. Rodney (Rod) J. Stemme
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PEACE LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Kurt Lehmkuhl, Pastor Sunday, September 15: 8:15 a.m. Sunday school. 9:30 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. Monday, September 16: 11:30 a.m. Feeding of the 500 club. 7:00 p.m. Worship service, Wednesday, September 18: 3:45 p.m. Catechism. 7:00 p.m. Dr. Dunbar will speak about his near death experience. Thursday, September 19: 7:30 p.m. Church Council meeting. ZION LUTHERAN 814 W. Brooks St. Arlington – (507) 964-5454 James Carlson, Pastor Sunday, September 15: 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. 10:00 a.m. Fellowship and Sunday school. Tuesday, September 17: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. TOPS in church basement. Thursday, September 19: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Zion service on cable. 6:00 p.m. African Partnership meeting in Bernadotte. ZION LUTHERAN Green Isle Township Pastor Eric W. Rapp Friday, September 13: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. Sunday, September 15: 10:30 a.m. Worship without Communion, Grandparents Day and special music with Heavenly Sonshine. Tuesday, September 17: 7:00 p.m. LWML Ladies Aid at St. Paul’s. 8:00 p.m. Joint Elders meeting at St. Paul’s. Wednesday, September 18: 6:30 p.m. Confirmation class at St. Paul’s. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wed. night school grades 1-5 at St. Paul’s. 7:30 p.m. Joint Choir practice at St. Paul’s. Thursday, September 19: 6:00 p.m. Deadline for October activities calendar. CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH Christian & Missionary Alliance Dr. Bill Kuhn, Interim Pastor 114 Shamrock Drive Arlington – 507-964-2872 www.creekside-church.com email: creeksidecc@mediacombb.net. Sunday, September 15: 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Thursday, September 19: 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible study at Chuck Peik’s home. 7:00 p.m. 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 Rodney J. Stemme, Pastor www.arlingtonunited methodist.org Saturday, September 14: 8:00 a.m. A-Men men’s group. 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible study at Bette’s. Sunday, September 15: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Worship. 10:15 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, September 17: 6:30 p.m. SPPRC. 7:30 p.m. Ad. Council. Wednesday, September 18: 7:00 p.m. Choir. Thursday, September 19: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Worship 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 Thursday, September 12: 6:00 p.m. Back to school picnic. Sunday, September 15: 8:45 a.m. Sunday school. 9:00 a.m. Family Bible study. 10:00 a.m. Worship, fellowship. Tuesday, September 17: 10:00 a.m. Good Samaritan services. 4:30 p.m. Game at Redwood Falls. Wednesday, September 18; 2:00 p.m. Bible study. 3:45 p.m. Public School Confirmation class. 7:00 p.m. Outreach Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Choir practice. Thursday, September 19: 10:00 a.m. Bulletin information due. 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. services on cable TV channel 8. 4:30 p.m. Soccer at St. Peter. GAYLORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gaylord Bob Holmbeck, Pastor Friday, September, 13: 7:00 p.m. Duca Bible Study at Farmington, leave church at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, September 15: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school. 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. Wednesday, September 18: 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible classes and Youth Focused. 8:00 p.m. Supper welcome! 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 15: 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 Thursday, September 12: 7:00 p.m. Consistory meeting. Sunday, September 15: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Tuesday, September17: 7:30 p.m. Men’s Brotherhood. Wednesday, September 18: 6:30 p.m. Catechism class. 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, September 13: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). Saturday, September 14: 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). Sunday, September 15: 7:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00-10:15 a.m. Elementary religious education/youth Mass (Mar). 9:00 a.m. Mass (Mic). 10:30 a.m. Mass (Mar). 11:00 a.m. coffee and donuts (Mar). Monday, September 16: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 8:00 p.m. AA and Ala-Non (Mar). Tuesday, September 17: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mar). 7:00 p.m. St. Arthur steak fry (Mar). Wednesday, September 18: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre). 9:00 a.m. Word and Communion (Oak Terrace). 5:00 p.m. Mass (Mar). 7:00-8:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. High religious education (Mar). Thursday, September 19: 8:30 a.m. Mass (Bre and Mic). 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Mic). TRINITY LUTHERAN 32234 431st Ave., Gaylord Rev. James Snyder, Interim Pastor Sunday, September 15: Tractor Roll-In, 9:00 a.m. coffee. 10:00 a.m. Worship followed by Harvest dinner. Wednesday, September 18: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation class at St. Paul’s,. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod), Arlington Pastor William Postel Phone 507-964-2400 Saturday, September 14: 8:30 a.m. LWML Crow River Conference South Half Fall Rally at Good Shepherd, North Mankato. Sunday, September 15: 9:00 a.m. Bible class. 10:00 a.m. Worship. Wednesday, September 18: 7:00 Men’s Club. Thursday, September 19: 5:30 p.m. Deadline for bulletin information. EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH 107 W. Third St., Winthrop Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier (507) 647- 5777 Parsonage (507) 647-3739 www.wincov.org Sunday, September 15: 9:30 a.m. Worship. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, September 16: 7:30 a.m. Walking at the track. Tuesday, September 17: 7:00 p.m. Women’s Ministry kick-off. Wednesday, September 18: 9:00 a.m. Prayer coffee. 7:30 p.m. Youth group meeting. Thursday, September 19: 7:30 a.m. Walking at the track. 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study. 6:00 p.m. MOPS kick-off. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Green Isle Pastor Eric W. Rapp Friday, September 13: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Sunday bulletin. Sunday, September 15: 9:00 a.m. Worship without Communion. 10:00 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, September 17: 7:00 p.m. LWML Ladies Aid. 8:00 p.m. Joint Elders meeting. Wednesday, September 18: 6:30 p.m. Confirmation class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wed. night school grades 1-5. 7:30 p.m. Joint Choir practice. Thursday, September 19: 6:00 p.m. Deadline for October activities calendar.
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Pastor Robert Brauer Church Service: Saturday 9:30 a.m.
[Psalm 121] [A song of ascents.] I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 NIV
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Help Wanted
EARN EXTRA CASH $150 PLUS PER MONTH WHILE HAVING FUN VOLUNTEERING Lutheran Social Service of MN is looking for caring individuals to serve individuals in McLeod County. Senior Companions are needed to provide companionship to older adults. Volunteers earn a tax-free stipend, travel reimbursement, other benefits. Contact Gail Sumerfelt at 507337-0382 or 507-530-2295. Farm operation located in Renville and Granite Falls area seeking full and part time employees with mechanical ability and/or trucking experience. Salary/benefits/vacation DOE. Must pass drug test. Possible housing available. Please call (320) 329-3536 or email watsonpartners@redred.com. Truck driver with Class A CDL wanted to drive semi with live-bottom 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 Trucking, Inc, Olivia, MN 320-523-5029.
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2BR, 1BA duplex in Arlington. Laundry, single garage, quiet neighborhood. NO PETS. No smoking. Application, background check, 12 month lease. $550 deposit, rent $550. Available September 1. (612) 236-5304. Updated, spacious one and two BR apartments in Renville. Includes heat, water garbage. New stove, fridge, air conditioner. Petfriendly. Call (320) 564-3351 for appointment.
Child Care
Shelly’s Little Peanut Child Care now enrolling infants and up. Located in Green Isle. (507) 3265781.
Misc. Service
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 Henderson. (612) 203-9256.
Special-95% Goodman gas furnace and programmable thermostat, $2,200 installed or AC unit, $1,900 installed. J&R Plumbing Heating AC, Lester Prairie (320) 510-5035.
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WANTED: Land to rent and/or custom farm for 2014 and beyond. Contact Rich Elbert (320) 365-4342. 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. Young farmer looking for land to rent for 2014 and beyond. Competitive rates and reference available. Call Austin Blad (320) 221-3517.
CUSTOM LOG SAWING- Cut at your place or ours. White oak lumber decking and firewood. Give Virgil a call. Schauer Construction, Inc. (320) 864-4453.
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2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L, V6, red cloth interior, 79,000 miles. $8,000. Call (320) 510-2223.
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After school help wanted to clean new and used cars. Call Bruce at Brau Motors (507) 964-5539. Concrete pump operator. Experience or concrete background preferred but will train. Excellent pay. (612) 282-1583, Jeff. CONKLIN© DEALERS NEEDED! Lifetime career in marketing, management and applying “Green” products made in America. Full time/ part time. For a free catalog call Franke’s Conklin Service now at (320) 2382370. www.frankemarketing.com. Delta Fabrication Control Assemblies Railway Equipment Xigent Solutions We are currently filling the following positions: • Sheet metal fabrication/large mechanical assembly supervisor • Sheet metal fabrication (Turret punch press, brake press, MIG and TIG welding) • Large mechanical assembly • Small mechanical assembly • Electrical panel layout and wiring • Printed circuit board assembly • Logistics (shipping, receiving, etc.) ***All positions will be filled on a contract to hire basis*** Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen Pay depends on qualifications Please email your resume to: brousslang@xigentsolutions.com or fax: 952-525-0707
1993 Liberty. Glencoe. 3BR. All appliances. Easy finance. (612) 759-9161. www.swsales.org.
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Duplex, 2BR, oversized garage, W/D on main level, AC, Arlington. No smoking or pets. $600 rent plus utilities and deposit. (952) 758-7622.
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