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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 No. 34

One Dollar

Goodhue School celebrates 100 years

By R.D. Aaland GOODHUE For nearly two years, the Goodhue School Centennial Committee has been working to make the weekend of August 17-18 a huge success. Ray McNamara headed the nine-person committee that consisted of Bonnie Dicke, Yvonne Raasch, Marilyn Lensch, Diane Ringeisen, Kathy Thomforde, Ray McNamara, Rocky Ramboldt, Shannon Dicke, and Ed McNamara. They addressed and stuffed 2,850 envelopes, than stamped and sorted them. A ceremony was held to commemorate 100 years of Goodhue School education on August 17. Tim McNamara, class of 1973, was the master of ceremonies and he introduced every speaker. At 1:30 p.m. the all-alumni choir, accompanied by Susan (Fossum) Sands (class of 64), sang the Star Spangled Banner. Then the allalumni band, under the direction of Kim Lundak (94), played The Notre Dame Victory March. Mark Opsahl (87) gave opening remarks. He covered changes in education from the 1980s to 2013. When he was in school, the teacher used chalk to write on a blackboard. Then they switched to a green board and then progressed to the white board. And now it is the Smart Board. He was proud of the fact that Goodhue kids are always on their best behavior. In parting he said, It is not how good the building looks, it is the results of your actions. Patsy (Ryan) Carlson (56) spoke next. She started by saying she has permission to use more than the allotted five minutes. She spoke of school in the 1940s and 50s. She remembered the smell of copying, the sand box with wooden clothes pins for toys, and getting shots. She participated in GAA (Girls Athletic Association) although she said it should have been GA, for there was nothing athletic about it. She said she felt she was representing Goodhue when she went to college, and this kept her motivated. Her final statement was, It takes an entire village to raise a child. Chuck Schwartau (67) remembered hanging out at the old hotel and shooting pool at the Dugout. Foreign events were part of going to school in the 60s. There was the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961; and the Cuban missile crisis and John Glenn becoming the first American to circle the earth in space, both in 1962. There was a dress code and the prom was held at the school gym. Mike Ryan (80) was a member of the first half-day kindergarten class in 1967. He remembered wild, fast bus rides, but they always arrived safely at school. His experiences with the wrestling team of 1980 were shared. The team, coached by Bill Sutter, was the state champion after wrestling Staples to a 24-24 tie. Another vivid memory of his was the teachers epidemic of diarrhea. It appeared that some food eaten in the teachers lounge was contaminated. No students were affected. Warren Reztaff, former teacher and coach, said that when he was asked to speak, his first response was, Why me? because the pay is bad and there are several other local people who could do it. He was told that Bill Sutter talked too long and everyone was tired of The earliest Goodhue High School graduates in attendance at the schools centennial celebration graduated listening to Ed Stern (who was in 1939. They are Elda (Buchholtz) Fossum, Bob Diercks, and Francis McNamara. not a teacher in 1914 despite the rumors). Reztaff said that he worked at three other schools, but none were better than Goodhue. Darin Raasch (93) said that if he counts time spent in pre-school, elementary school, high school, coaching, and substitute teaching, he had been with the Goodhue School system for 27 years by the time he was 31. He said there is an Eleventh Amendment in Goodhue that says, Thou shalt not put your feet on the chair in front of you. Mark OConnor (03) acknowledged the great change in technology that occurred while he was in school. It also created a new way to get detentions. He said that between 2000 and 2009, eleven teams from Goodhue went to the Minnesota tournaments. He is still proud to wear Wildcat purple and white. The ceremony ended with Tyler Stehr (08) singing Danny Boy.

Tyler Stehr sings Danny Boy. He was also the most recent graduate (2008) at the ceremony. Jared Dicke and Haley Huneke signed in, but did not stay for the ceremony.

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The Goodhue School Centennial Committee, front row: Bonnie Dicke, Yvonne Raasch, Marilyn Lensch, Diane Ringeisen, and Kathy Thomforde; back row: Ray McNamara, Rocky Ramboldt, Shannon Dicke, and Ed McNamara.

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Portions of the Elk Run interchange open

Motorists can now use portions of the new Elk Run interchange, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The new portions that are open include: Highway 52 northbound exit and entrance ramps at the new interchange (Exit 68) The new Olmsted County Road 12 connection to Olmsted County Road 18 The south section of the new East Frontage Road to Oronoco. All other sections of the Elk Run interchange and roadways are under construction and remain closed. For more information on the Elk Run Interchange project, call the project hotline at 1-866-729-3995 or visit www.dot.state.mn.us/ elkrun/ MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For statewide travel information visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.

The National Honor Society was selling t-shirts with the Wildcat logo and the words Once a Wildcat always a Wildcat 1913 2013. From left to right are Jo Poncelet, Haley Hinrichs, Kate McNamara, and Holly Husband.

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White Rocks new name will be First Farmers & Merchants

GOODHUE All White Rock banks will be renamed First Farmers & Merchants during the weekend of August 24. The First Farmers & Merchants family of banks acquired White Rock Bank in the fall of 2010. The plan always was to integrate White Rock with First Farmers & Merchants, officials said, but they first wanted to make sure all policies, procedures, and methods were finalized. Customers can continue to use existing checks and cards; future checks or cards will carry the First Farmers & Merchants name. Branches in Cannon Falls, White Rock, Goodhue, Bellechester, and Red Wing will have the same hours. To celebrate the change the banks will offer coffee and cookies during the week of August 26 and employees will be available for questions.

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From Devils Kitchen
By Jan David Fisher

Still no new grandchild. Hopefully, when you, dear readers, peruse this column, the baby will have been born. To paraphrase Bill Cosby, it must be a girl. She is late and will probably pop out in a cocktail dress with high heels, a champagne glass in one hand, and a full head of hair done up just so. She will say, Who is the ugly guy? You ought to get rid of him! We went on long walks and nothing. It is the long walks that I am writing about. Certain neighborhoods around the world seem to develop a large amount of personal and civic pride. The people who have homes in the neighborhood plant, raise, and tend gardens with almost a competitive

flair. It is more than just colorful flowers; it is the garden layout and arrangement of plants. Some areas are simple. A one-foot-wide space between the house and the driveway for twenty feet gives rise to a variety of plantings and color. Some are just flower beds and others are vegetable gardens or even a mixture. Other people divided their front yards into specific areas of grass and garden. Fences become supports for hanging flower pots and hanging vegetables. If you inquire and ask nice, people will show you their backyards. This is where the real gardening is happening. If you walk or drive through these neighborhoods, you will find that almost of the people will be gardening and taking care of their yards. I know a couple who used to live in Rochester. She decided to grow a wild garden. It looked wild and uncared-for. In reality, she had planted every plant growing in her yard. She had a plan as to how she

wanted it to look. She built her plan and it did look the way she wanted. Some of the plants were tall vegetables like dill (also known as dill weed) and other tall stalk plants. Public parks are done differently. You find a ten-foot circle with just white tulips. Occasionally, you might find a USA flag done using flowers of the three colors. When we were in London, in the spring, the areas were further coordinated. The big area might be for just tulips and each sub-area would be a different color. The rose area would likewise be set up by color and variety. Few public gardens have hodge-podge multi-variety flowers growing in one area. Public parks are ORGANIZED, dont you know! Sometimes you might want a little bit of wildness in the public gardens but it is not going to happen. One final point: a weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place! How does your garden grow? Until next week.

Community Calendar
Senior Dining
Reservations are required by calling 24 hours ahead at each of the nutrition sites. In the Pine Island area, meals are served at the Pine Island Senior Center; Zumbrota area, Zumbrota Towers; Wanamingo, Heritage Hills Apartments. If you have questions, call 507824-2995,356-2228 or the SEMCAC kitchen at 732-5086 August 22-28 Thursday: BBQ meatballs; baked potatoes; mixed vegetables; pears and grape cup. Friday: Baked chicken; mashed potatoes; BBQ green beans; melon wedge; ice cream. Monday: Meat lasagna; mixed greens salad; French bread; pudding. Tuesday: Swiss steak; mashed potatoes; broccoli/cauliflower; rhubarb rosie. Wednesday: Shredded turkey on bun; potato salad; baked beans; pickles; melon cup.

Cancer Support Group

VFW will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28.

The group meets on Thursday, ZM Open House Zumbrota-Mazeppa Schools are August 22 at 9 a.m. at Saint Paul hosting an open house for all grades Lutheran Church. K-12 and the ZM community on August 28, 6-7:30 Caregiver Support Group Wednesday, p.m. Meet your teachers, visit with The group meets Monday, Au- school board members, check out gust 26 at 1 p.m. at Saint Paul the new lunch program, check out Lutheran Church. Respite is avail- college and career planning for able upon request. Call the Pine students. Shuttle busses are availIsland Area Home Services at 356- able between Mazeppa and Zum2999 for more information. brota for touring new sites. Refreshments will be provided.

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A public apology to many people

To the Editor: I would like to start with my boss and his younger brother. I will not mention names but you guys know who you are. I am sorry for showing up at work drunk and angry. I especially owe the bosss little brother my heartfelt apology. I feel so much shame and remorse for the words I spoke to you. I would also like to apologize to my co-workers for seeing me in such a state. I would like to apologize to the Zumbrota Police Department. You guys have had to deal with me and my drunken, belligerent attitude far too often and I thank you for not throwing me in jail all the times you could have. I am sorry to all my neighbors on the 200 block of Mill Street and the surrounding area for all the yelling and foul things that came out of my mouth. That is not who I am. And finally, sweetheart, I am sorry for all I have put you through all the verbal abuse and shameful things I have said to you. I love you, honey. I am taking steps to correct my really, really bad behavior. I do not like who I become when I get drunk. I am truly sorry for all the things I have put you all through. Christopher Michael Faust Zumbrota

First area influenza and Tdap vaccination clinics will be held at KW

KENYON Public flu clinics have been set up at Goodhue County schools. The schedules for each school will be in the NewsRecord community calendar as dates approach, September through November. The first scheduled clinic will be at the Kenyon-Wanamingo Middle/High School in Kenyon, 400 6th Street, on August 27 and 28, 6-8 p.m. Dont let the flu stop you. The flu is more than sniffles. It is coughing, fever, and aching. It can lead to pneumonia and death. Homeland Health can bill these insurance plans: Medicare, Medica, BCBS, HealthPartners, Preferred One, UCare, Americas PPO, Prime West, South County Health Alliance and Medicaid. Bring your insurance or Medicare cards. Children without health insurance can receive flu vaccine for $14 under the Minnesota Vaccines for Children Program. Cash only, no checks please. The new Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine and FluMist will be offered for the best protection possible. Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis Whooping Cough) is available for those 10 to 64 years of age only. Tdap is covered by Health Partners, Medica, BCBS, and PerferredOne at the Members Benefit Level. Private Pay: Injection $30; FluMist $35; Tdap $55; Cost if Unsured: $14. No one will be refused for inability to pay. Questions, contact Goodhue County Health & Human Services at 651-385-6100.

Highway 52 and Goodhue County Road 9 safety improvement project open house
CANNON FALLS The pub- Heather Lukes, MnDOT project Isakson, Goodhue County project lic is invited to learn more about manager, at heather.lukes@state. manager, at greg.isakson@co. the Highway 52 and Goodhue mn.us or 507-286-7694; or Greg goodhue.mn.us or 651-385-3025. County Road 9 interchange and safety improvement project at an open house Wednesday, August 28. The event is scheduled for 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Urland Lutheran Church, 6940 Goodhue County Road 9, Cannon Falls. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Goodhue County will be available to answer questions and provide information about the project. To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state. mn.us. Please submit requests at least one week in advance. For more information, contact

The clinic will be held on Tues- Community Band day, August 27 at 11 a.m. in the The Zumbrota Community Band Pine Island City Centre. will play at 1 p.m. at the 22nd annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival on Saturday, July 13, at the Library Bowling Party Van Horn Public Library invites Herman Park Pavilion in Boone, area teemns to a fun-filled Bowl- Iowa. Eight community bands will ing Night at Pool and Pins (416 peform 45 minute concerts start3rd Ave NE) to usher out summer ing at 11 a.m. and continuing until and celebrate the beginning of the 7 p.m. new school year. From 7-9 p.m. on August 29 local youth ages 12- Moms in Prayer 18 can bowl or play pool for prizes. Moms in Prayer meets on TuesSnacks and drinks will be pro- days, 7 p.m. at Our Saviours SWCD Meeting vided. Sign up at the Youth Li- Church, 1549 East Avenue, ZumThe next scheduled monthly brary, call 507-356-8558, or email brota. meeting of the Goodhue County pipl@selco.info by August 22. Soil and Water Conservation DisLibrary trict, Board of Supervisors will be PI Tops #1280 on Monday, August 26, at 7:30 The Zumbrota Public Library PI Tops #1280 meets every is at 100 West Ave., Zumbrota, p.m. at the Soil Conservation OfMonday night at St. Paul Luth- 507-732-5211. Hours are Mon., fice in Goodhue. eran Church. Weigh-in is at 5:15 12-8; Tues. 10-6; Wed., Thurs., and meeting time is 6 p.m. Every- 12-8; Fri., 10-5; and Sat., 9-3. DurOxbow Park one welcome. Questions call 356- ing closed hours you can learn Saturday, August 24,10 a.m. 8596 or 356-8990. more about the library at http:// Prairie Hike. Meet in front of the www. zumbrota.info. nature center where we will begin Toastmasters Meeting our relaxiing stroll through one of The Pine Island Toastmasters History Center Oxbow Parks beautifully restored meet at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at St. prairies. Ages 5 and up. Contact The Zumbrota History Center Celeste Lewis at 507-775-2451 for Paul Lutheran Church. They do has a new photo stand displaying not meet on holiday weekends: over 50 photographs of early Zumprogram details. Christmas, New Years, Easter, brota scenes. They have been enMemorial Day, 4th of July, Labor larged to 8 x 10 for easier viewSeasons Hospice Day or Thanksgiving. ing. New photos are being added Coffee Get-Together: Wednesall the time. Also on display are day, August 28, 9-10 am. A drop- History Center military memorabilia, including in time to share with others who The Pine Island Area History Civil War items, different models are experiencing grief. Pet Loss Support Group: Center is located at 314 North Main of telephones, Zumbrota telephone Wednesday, August 28, 6:30- Street. Open hours are Sundays books dating back to the 1900s, 7:30 p.m. A supportive, non-judge- from 1-3:30 p.m. and Mondays and items of Zumbrota advertismental environment to share with from 8-11 a.m. or by appointment. ing. Museum hours are Saturdays, others who have lost a pet through To contact the History Center go 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Other hours by apto www.pineislandhistory.org or pointment (732-7049). death. All groups are held at Seasons call 507-356-2802. Hospice Center for Grief EducaTops Meeting tion and Support, 1696 Greenview Zumbrota Tops #563 meets evDr. SW, Rochester. For details ery Monday night at Our Saviours and/or registration: 507-285-1930 KW Board Meeting Lutheran Church. Weigh-in time or shbp@seasons hospice.org. KENYON The Kenyon- is changed to 5:30 p.m. and meetWanamingo School Board will ing time to 6 p.m. Everyone welmeet on Monday, August 26 at 7 come. Questions call 732-7459 or p.m. in the middle/high school 732-4766. media center conference room in Library Hours/Pictures The Goodhue Community Li- Kenyon. Items on the agenda in- Community Band Practice brary has new hours. It will be clude a referendum, staffing for The Zumbrota Community Band open from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednes- 2013-14, school weapons policy, practices on Monday nights at 7:30 days through August 21. It will be bullying prohibition policy, p.m. in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa coaches handbook, restrictive proclosed on August 28. cedures plan revisions, the KW High School music room. VolunEducation Foundation annual re- teer musicians are welcome. Historical Society port, acceptance of donation, The Goodhue Area Historical weight training, Chromebook pro- State Theatre Society will be open June 1 through cedures and protection agreement Z-Theatre presents the lightSeptember 1 every Thursday and plan, teacher mentorship program, hearted farce Dont Tell My Sunday from 1-4 p.m. If you want bus transportation contract, school Wife, at 7 p.m. August 23, 24, to visit at another time call Ardis district photographer, health care 25, 30, 31, and 2 p.m. September Henrichs, 651-923-4629; Marie reform, tax increment reports, com- 1. See story in this weeks NewsStrusz, 651-923-4302; Ray Mc- mittee and administrative reports. Record for more information. Namara, 651-923-5117; or Roy At 6:30 that evening a Minnesota The State Theatre is at 96 East Buck, 651-923-4388. Visit good School Board Association Con- 4th Street in Zumbrota. For inforhueareahistory.org for information ference update will be presented. mation visit zaac.org. or call 507about the historical society. 272-1129.



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The Oronoco Area History Center is open to visitors in the City Building every second Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. Contact us at OAHC, 54 Blakely Ct. NW or call 507-367-4320. You may also visit our web page at oronocoarea history.org

Zumbrota Towers Events
Community events at Zumbrota Towers: Thursday, August 22, 10:15 a.m. Exercises; Monday, August 26, 1:30 p.m. Cribbage and Games; Tuesday, August 27,10:15 a.m. Exercises; Wednesday, August 28, 1:30 p.m. Euchre.

Stolen Goods group exhibit, August, 1-31. Kundalini Yoga, Thursday, August 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Local Songwriters Showcase featuring Jake McBroom and Tat Thompson, Friday, August 23, 8 p.m. For more information go to www.crossingsatcarnegie. com or call 507-732-7616. Crossings is at 320 E Ave.


ZUMBROTA Susan and Ray Sands of Wanamingo were one of five farm families receiving certificates for achieving a Sesquicentennial Farm (150 years). The families were recognize by the Goodhue County Farm Bureau and Governor Dayton on Thursday, August 8 at the Goodhue County Fair. Others receiving certificates were Robert and Ellen Aakre and David and Sherry Sathrum, all of Kenyon, Paul and Mary Lou Nesseth of Nerstrand, and Paul Olson of Welch. The families were also given an outdoor sign commemorating their Sesquicentennial Farm.

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vice Award, the Youth Volunteer Corp Awards, The Girl Scouts of America Gold Award, the Boys Scouts of America Eagle Service Award, the Do Something Awards, the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, and the Wofford Awards. Youths in our area come out of the woodwork to help with special events, such as Taylor and Holly Parker, Sam Edwards, Ellis Hirman, Hunter Prodzinski, Brandon Stevens, Jacob Ugland, Drew Collins, Jordan Thompson, and Nathan Bennett did when they assisted with Mazeppas annual city-wide clean up. The following profiles highlight only a few of the youth volunteers from the News-Record area who have helped improve our communities and our way of life. PINE ISLAND Twelve-yearolds Matthew Liffrig and Jacob Wolkenhauer enjoy volunteering at Pine Haven Care Center. The boys, both from Pine Island, spend their time playing cards and socializing with the residents. Several years ago Liffrig began volunteering at Pine Haven, primarily because his grandmother was a resident and his father worked for the center. But a couple months ago he began devoting serious time to volunteering. He said, I donate about a good 20 hours a week or more.We do all sorts of things one of my favorite things to do is sit down with the residents and play cards. Liffrig decided to start volunteering at Pine Haven after seeing his friend Jacob Wolkenhauer helping at the facility. Wolkenhauer is in his third year of volunteering at Pine Haven. He spends about four hours a week, sometimes more, helping at the facility. He said, Its really fun there. Wolkenhauer enjoys playing cards and Bingo with the senior citizens and said it is enjoyable helping them to have a good time. He said the opportunity to socialize with them is another reason he likes volunteering. Wolkenhauer said, Its fun to listen to them telling stories about when they were a child; how much different it is now from then. Liffrig appreciates the generational differences as well. He said


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Youth volunteers are recognized in August

By Alicia Hunt-Welch Young people often get a bad rap for the clothes they wear, their choice of music, and nonchalant attitudes. But despite negative stereotypes, most youths are welladjusted and concerned about the world around them. The fact is a majority of youths perform some type of volunteerism in their community. A study from the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Department found that an estimated 60% of youths in the United States volunteer. Teenage volunteers contribute about 2.5 billion hours annually. The number of youth volunteers has increased significantly in the last decade, and the number in the Midwest is higher than the national average. Volunteering has several benefits. It can help uncover and explore interests. It allows you to meet people you may not otherwise have the opportunity to. Colleges and scholarship applications often ask for volunteer activities, and being able to fill in those boxes is impressive on an application. The same could be said for a job resume or application. Youths who previously have not had a job can add a history of volunteer work, which is considered just as valuable. Numerous educational scholarships and awards are only available to youths who volunteer; such as The Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards, Kohls Cares Scholarship Program, the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, The Lions Young Leaders in Ser-

Matthew Liffrig and Jacob Wolkenhauer

Lauren Holm
ZUMBROTA Lauren Holm, 18, began volunteering three years ago. For weeks during the summer she would volunteer at Trout Lake Camps, a Christian camp near Brainerd. For a time, she also spent three hours every Friday at the Ronald McDonald House. Holm said, I loved cleaning and socializing with parents. Id also play the piano for whoever would be walking by. I like to share my musical abilities! The universal language tends to bring so much joy to others. Holm recommends volunteering at Ronald McDonald House, regardless of age. She said, When Im volunteering, I love to simply help people with their needsThe free joy that one can bring to others, whether it be to young kids at the Ronald McDonald House, children at a summer camp, or residents at a local nursing home, the time is always greatly appreciated. She

has experienced the benefits of service. Volunteering also gives you a better outlook on life, she said. Youre able to associate with a greater amount of people at a deeper, more friendly level.

Alissa Johnson
WANAMINGO 14-year-old Alissa Johnson of Wanamingo volunteers because she likes putting a smile on peoples faces. Johnson has been volunteering for the last couple of years, initially becoming involved at the suggestion of her mom, Shannon. Much of the volunteer work she does is in conjunction with her church youth group. She estimates she spends about five hours a month volunteering. Johnson has volunteered at Sunset Nursing Home and for other organizations that help people. She recently went on a secret destination mission trip where her group ended up in Wisconsin doing service work. The group worked at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, a place that provides shelter, food, education, and training for homeless people in the Milwaukee area.

They also volunteered at The Guest House of Milwaukee which provides emergency shelter and transitional housing each night of the

Jacob Hopperstad
GOODHUE Jacob Hopperstad said, I like being able to be a bigger part of the community, and to help those less fortunate. The Goodhue teen began volunteering when he was about seven years old. His family is supportive of service, and they have a stretch of road near Crosby that they clean up every year. Many of Hopperstads other service duties have been through Boy Scout Troop 59 of Zumbrota. He said The projects often involve a food drive for the local food shelf, Memorial Day ceremonies, flag retirement ceremonies, roadside cleanup, and helping the Zumbrota VFW with serving larger meals. His volunteer projects sometimes last five or more hours in one day. The 17-year-old most enjoys helping with the Memorial Day ceremonies and the VFW. Outside of life at Goodhue High School and volunteering, Hopperstad said, Im a pretty casual musician. I enjoy singing and opera, along with guitar, bass, and playing music with friends. He is currently planning for his
"The Friendly Home-Town People"

Outside of school Holm worked as an activities aide at the Zumbrota Care Center. In addition to volunteering, work, and school, she also attended youth groups, weekly Bible study, found time to chill with friends and her large family, and meet new people. She said its always fun to create fresh connections with random people. Volunteerism has made such an impact on the Zumbrota teens life that she is interested in a lifetime devoted to service. On August 16, Holm left for a nine-month volunteering journey across the country with NET Ministries. She said, My future plans are still tentative, but eventually I desire becoming a missionary of some sort and simply help others for the rest of my life. Whatever God has in MAZEPPA For over half of mind for me will certainly be an his life, Eric Yeakel of Mazeppa adventure, but Im up for anything. has been volunteering. As a second-grader he got involved with being an altar assistant at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, placing flags on grave sites at the Mazeppa Cemetery for Memorial Day, and helping at a senior citiyear to 86 men with substance or zen holiday party hosted by his 4alcohol abuse problems. Lastly the H club. He said, My club does a mission group assisted at Alices lot for the community and I just Garden, a two-acre urban com- couldnt stop after my first time; I munity garden in Milwaukee fo- just loved the feeling of dedicatcused on helping families and or- ing my time for a greater good. The 18-year-old said, I like ganizations to restore cultural and family traditions in gardening and helping people. Ive done a lot of these activities through my 4-H using the land. The opportunity to volunteer at club and National Honor Society. these places has taught Johnson Some of my favorite activities are many things. She said, It showed organizing the community Halme that Im blessed a lot more loween party in Mazeppa, placthan most people. It makes me ing flags on veterans graves, putappreciate more what I have. She ting up Christmas decorations at has found that she enjoys work- my church, hosting a Christmas ing with people and children more party for senior citizens, assemthan just doing work. She said bling May baskets and delivering people show appreciation for the them, helping organize, and reservices that volunteers provide. cruiting students for the schools At Kenyon-Wanamingo School blood drive With 4-H, Yeakels volunteer Johnson has a busy schedule with classes, volleyball, cheerleading, projects have included the cleanband and student council. She is ing and set up of barns for the also active with her church youth county fair, set up of the 4-H buildgroup. She recommended that ing, working food stands and servyouths find time to volunteer. ing as the 4-H building supervisor People really appreciate it, she at the fair. He has also served food said. It means so much to them. and cleared tables for the Goodhue It makes a big difference in their County Hog Roast. At his church, lives, whether they know it or not. Yeakel has trained altar assistants

Matthew Liffrig, left, and Jacob Wolkenhauer

residents can really get into some activities and music because it is from a time when they were young and it brings them great joy. The music is very different from the type of music youth listen to these days, but Liffrig said thats okay because some of the music is really good. Wolkenhauer said he began volunteering after his mother made the suggestion. He also helps out at his church when needed. Liffrig said, I just love helping

people. I think that it is kind and the right thing to do when you have some free time. He said he would encourage other kids who are kind and love to help out to look into volunteering. I think any kid who needs something to do should come down and help out here, Liffrig said. I would recommend it, because its just plain fun. Wolkenhauer agreed and said, I think Pine Haven is a really cool place to volunteer at.

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and volunteered as a usher and lector, cleared tables and run kids games at the Fall Bazaar, and organized the church Easter Egg Hunt for children. With National Honor Society, he has assisted with river cleanup, sold luminaries for vet-

erans, operated games for parents night at the school, served as a middle school mentor, and packaged food at Feed My Starving Children. He has sold shirts for the fire department anniversary celebration and served food at Ronald McDonald house. Yeakel said on average he spends about two hours a month volunteering. He said the sense of accomplishment he receives from helping people is the best aspect of volunteering. He recommends youth get involved and said, Its a great way to meet people, try new things, and help others who may be less fortunate than oneself. Yeakel attended school at Zumbrota-Mazeppa. During that time he was involved in soccer, track, musicals and the marching band. He also played in the Zumbrota Community Band. He graduated from high school in June and plans to attend Hamline University in the fall.

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ZUMBROTA Maddie Lindhart volunteers her time at the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf. She began volunteering there about three years ago after her aunt invited her to help out. Lindhart found she loved the experience. The 16-year old helps stock shelves and hand out food and lends a hand whenever needed. Lindhart is a student at Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School. Even with an active schedule that includes dance team, track, hanging out with friends, and playing with her dogs, she knows it is important to make time to volunteer. The best part about volunteering, Lindhart said, is knowing it makes a difference. She recthat no matter how much you give, ommended others get involved in volunteerism. Its a fun way to give back to the community, she Oronoco Auto Parts said.

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ZUMBROTA When Dont Tell My Wife debuts August 23 at the State Theatre, audiences can expect laughs from mix-ups, extreme makeovers, and a snake in a hotel room. Z-Theatres play, written by Joan Sween of Rochester, is wrapped in a sense of community, with an eight-member cast all with close ties to Zumbrota. Eric Decker of Rochester directs the play. Showtimes are 7 p.m. August 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and 2 p.m. September 1. Tickets are available at Busbys, Crossings, Main Street Pharmacy, and at the door. Sween said she looks forward to the plays run in Zumbrota because it is the first time it will be produced live on stage, and its a type of play she hasnt written before. Ive never written a hotel-room farce, where someones hiding, someones jumping off the balcony, and someones wife is looking for them, she said. Sween holds degrees in English and theatre. She has directed and taught live theatre, and has coached and judged speech and drama festivals. Currently, she spends most of her time as a playwright, working on farces, comedies and plays for young audiences. She is a member of Pine Area People for the Arts (PAPA), which recently produced a farcical melodrama written especially for the organization: When Prohibition Hit Pine Island. Theatres in Chicago and Austin, MN, have recently produced her plays. Two of her works are published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. The proving ground of a small community theatre is my cup of tea, and it will do me the most good. Im interested in entertaining people like me, Sween said. Sween will participate in a question-and-answer session with the audience following the August 25 performance. Decker spends his days as a language, literature, and speech teacher at John Marshall High School in Rochester. This August, hes been spending his evenings directing the local cast that will showcase Sweens play for the very first time. Both on stage and in the audience, we are creating a story, sharing laughter, and learning more about ourselves and the world we live in. I especially enjoy working with community theatre, and my time in Zumbrota has been no exception, Decker said. Decker has directed or assistant-directed three professional theatre shows, 70 community theatre productions, and has taught more than two dozen drama classes for adults and youth. The cast of eight includes Brian Adams, Cynthia Biorn, Joe Carlson, Tomine Erredge, Lori Rauen, Jennifer Ruberto, and Rob Weber of Zumbrota; and Turi Jystad of Marshall (formerly of Zumbrota). Z-Theatre operates under the umbrella of the Zumbrota Area Arts Council (ZAAC), owner of the State Theatre. Fundraising efforts for the renovation of the building are ongoing. More informaNews-Record photo by Faye Haugen tion can be found at zaac.org or by Lori Rauen (Domina), Rob Weber (Gerald), and Cindy Biorn (Kitten) rehearse for Fridays opening of the twocalling 507-272-1129.
act comedy Dont Tell My Wife. The play will have six weekend performances through September 1.

ZM High School students attend business camp

Minnesotas Second District Representative John Kline visited Marty and Kelly Amundsons farm on August 14. Listening to a comment about the pending farm bill are, from left to right, Gary Hovel, Cannon Falls; Loren Manthey, Northfield; Brad Hovel, Cannon Falls; Kline; and Marty Amundson, Zumbrota.

Congressman Kline meets with soybean farmers on Amundson farm

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA In one of his agricultural stops on August 14, Minnesotas Second District Representative John Kline visited Marty and Kelly Amundsons farm in Zumbrota Township, northeast of Zumbrota. The 90-minute stop allowed time for a question and answer session followed by informal discussion during breakfast for the dozen area farmers and agri-business people in attendance. The Goodhue/North Wabasha County members of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) arranged the visit. Doug Monson, MSGA regional communication specialist, provided some statistics on crops. Though more corn is grown in this area, soybeans are a significant crop in Goodhue County. 89,800 acres of soybeans were harvested in 2011 (last years statistics unavailable) compared to 155,300 acres of corn. In Wabasha County, 37,200 acres of soybeans and 87,700 acres of corn were harvested in 2011. With soybeans having a shorter growing season, some local farmers planted more beans this year than originally planned due to the late spring. Much of Klines initial comments and follow-up discussion centered on the controversial federal farm bill which Congress is attempting to pass before programs expire on September 30. If not passed, programs revert to laws enacted in 1949. The House and Senate have passed different versions of the bill, resulting in a joint House and Senate committee needing to consolidate the bill. The section covering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was removed from the House version with the plan that it be addressed separately. When questioned if the bill would be passed in time through compromise or by extension of the current bill, Kline indicated that the farm policy will be worked out with the food and nutrition issue debated separately. Discussion moved onto other topics including the Environmental Protection Agency and other regulations and laws. Noting the gridlock in Washington, Brad Hovel of Cannon Falls, a MSGA board member, summed up much of discussion by telling Kline, You need to go out and hammer them to get issues accomplished in Congress. After a walking tour around the Amundson grain drying and storage area, Kline spent the remaining time talking informally with attendees during breakfast. Additional Kline stops scheduled for the day included meeting with an agriculture advisory board in Cannon Falls, turkey growers in rural Northfield, and the Randolph FFA. Kline was accompanied by his communications director, Troy Young, and district director, Brooke Dorobiala.

2012 Zumbrota audit update presented

By Tara Chapa ZUMBROTA Mark Murch, Certified Public Accountant from the Whitewater Tax and Consulting Firm in Dodge Center, gave a 2012 city audit update to the Zumbrota City Council on August 15. He said he reports final numbers to the state auditor and that having staff be cooperative helps him gather his information more efficiently. Murch said that if staff is uncooperative, it is a red flag for him to dive further into account practices. He said he does not feel this way towards city of Zumbrota; rather the complete opposite. Murch looked into accounts payable via the city minutes and said they are reported there in a detailed fashion. He advised councilors to be diligent about understanding the citys financials. In a summary, Murch informed the city that there is $21 million in net assets, $3.6 million in longterm debt, and $11 million that is tied up in fixed assets.
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Tina Hostager said that once she feels another officer is warranted and knows where the money will come from to pay for the officer, she may be more inclined to approve.
Rick Lohmann resigns

the Wedge Lumber building have not been released at this time.
435th Street project to begin

MINNEAPOLIS A cuttingedge business plan outlining a make-your-own-cupcake store in the Mall of America was praised by a panel of industry investors. The proposal for CupMake summarized marketing, finances, and operations practices and it was crafted in one week by a group of unfamiliar high school students. Dozens of business plans such as this were created at BestPreps 33rd annual Minnesota Business Venture (MBV), a week-long summer business and career skills camp for high school students. While the business plans and monetary investment were imaginary, the ideas presented would give todays entrepreneurs a run for their money. Three students from ZumbrotaMazeppa High School Megan Bennett, Jamie Warneke and Kaitlyn Sommerfield were sponsored by local companies to attend MBV. This camp is held over two summer sessions in partnership with the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University (July 14-19) and the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Johns University (July 28 - August 2). The students from ZMHS attended the second session at St. Johns. Nearly 350 students representing 95 schools spent a week of their summer preparing for life after high school, learning how to start their own business, and improving their financial literacy skills. It was a great experience to meet new people and learn about business, said Bennet. My favorite parts of camp were Corporate Olympics, the motivational speakers, and making the business plan with my company. The experience was made possible by more than 150 Minnesota entrepreneurs and business pro-

Attending the Minnesota Business Venture are Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School students Megan Bennett, Jamie Warneke and Kaitlyn Sommerfield.

fessionals, who volunteered to share their experiences and business insights with the future workforce, and by 144 generous sponsors who donated funds to support students attendance. CHS Inc. and K.A.H.R. Foundation made this opportunity available for the ZM students. Students heard from a gamut of speakers representing companies such as: Allstate, General Mills, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Padilla Speer Beardsley. The speakers covered a wide range of topics such as managing personal finance, experiences in entrepreneurship, how to present and communicate ones best self, and stories of business ethics. Local business professionals, known as Resident Business Leaders, served as mentors to the students throughout the program . These volunteers, from companies such as Allianz Life ,Cargill, Ecolab, Securian, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Travelers, U.S. Bank and Xcel Energy, lived on

campus for the week and guided a group or company of students through the creation of a business plan and proposal. BestPreps Minnesota Business Venture has more than 11,000 program alumni. Program Manager Janae Olinger said, Minnesota Business Venture is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain skills that will help them now and in their future. Going through a mock interview, learning about finances, working in a diverse team, communicating with adults and peers, and speaking in public are all skills that help prepare students for success in school and the work world. In addition to MBV, BestPrep offers five other innovative programs: Classroom Plus, eMentors, Financial Matters, The Stock Market Game and the Technology Integration Workshop. For more information about BestPrep, MBV 201 3or MBV 201 4, please visit the website at www.bestprep.org or call 763-3980090.

The council approved the resignation of Public Works Director Rick Lohmann. Dale Hinderaker thanked him for his 36 years of service. Lohmann appreciated the gratitude, but said it was time to head into a different direction.
School resource officer

There is still further discussion to be had about the possibility of hiring another full-time police officer in Zumbrota. Councilor Sara Durhman said that all information given to her about shifts and financials of a new full-time officer should be researched and studied closer with the help of a fellow councilor. She said she needs to understand these details further before making a decision. City Administrator Neil Jensen said there would be major line items falling off the budget between 2015 and 2016 which would offset the cost of a full-time officer. Some loans fall off in both 2015 and 2016 as well as job zones that will produce a tax base in 2015.

Councilor Tina Hostager brought up a previous question from Zumbrota-Mazeppa School Superintendent Tony Simons on whether the city could apply for a grant for a school resource officer. Jensen said that Simonss question, at the time, did not allow for enough time to apply for the grant before the deadline. A school resource grant is given for four years and the city would need to pay for 25% the officers compensation. Jensen said Simons would keep the city informed of when the grant is available again and allow for more time to have the application in before the deadline.
Easement agreement approved

An easement agreement was approved for an eight-foot area which the city owns near the old Wedge Lumber building that was recently sold. An easement agreement allows the right to use the property of another without possessing it. Both the city attorney and the planning commissioner viewed this small eight foot area and advised the council to approve this agreement. Details on the new owners of

A bid for the resolution of the 435th Street improvement project was approved and a contract was awarded to Schumacher Excavating for the lowest bid of $252,955. The project was set to begin on Monday, August 19, and should By Angela Andring be completed in two to three weeks, and Marilyn Anderson weather permitting. It will then ZUMBROTA The Packing for be ready for black top. the Weekend program for the ZumTrailhead/visitor center brota-Mazeppa School District has In 2012, Zumbrota purchased been providing backpacks of nuapproximately 26,000 square feet tritious food for students since of property adjacent to the city February 2013. Planning and enhall, public library, and Covered rollment for the program for the Bridge and Park. Including city 2013-14 school year has begun. hall and the library, there is about Currently 17 families consisting four acres total of civic space in of 43 students, ranging in ages the entire area. There is public from 2 to 17, are enrolled in the access to the site from Main Street/ program. This is all possible Highway 58 to the east and Sec- through generous donations and ond Street to the south. volunteer efforts from the comThe city is also pursuing acquisition of an adjacent 10,296 square foot parcel to the east. The intent to Zumbrota City Hall no later is to utilize the newly acquired than 30 days from receipt of resite(s) and existing public land for quest for proposal. Proposals will a trailhead for the Goodhue Pio- be good for 60 days from receipt neer Regional Trail and a visitors by city hall, at which time the city center. Information about the council may choose a firm to enbridge, trail, local history, arts, ter into an agreement. The counentertainment, culture, shopping, cil reserves the right to reject any dining, recreation, and lodging or all proposals. Proposals should would be at the visitors center. include costs estimates based on The chosen architect or designer job titles, hourly rates, and total will create a general site, land- hours. scaping and building plan for fu- Other business A sidewalk removal was apture development. This will be used as a guide for more detailed con- proved at West 3rd Street and West struction plans as well as 4th Street at the owners expense. fundraising efforts. General build- The area will be reseeded for a ing plans should include mens complete grassy lawn. SELCO entered another agreeand womens restrooms, a drinking fountain, tables, and an area ment with Goodhue County and for trail and visitor information. therefore will have additional fundProposals should be submitted ing for the Zumbrota library.

Packing for the Weekend gears up for 2013-14 school year

munity. Packing for the Weekend is an extension of the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties. Each week the students pick up a backpack with a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for children in their family. The program supports families with children considered food insecure, meaning the child does not get enough food outside of school. By providing this basic need, the students are strengthened, which helps the schools and the community as a whole. The program is available based on need and situation rather than family income. Families interested in enrolling in the program for the 2013-14 school year should contact Britney Meyers (grades K-2, 7-12) at britneym@zmsch.k12.mn.us or (507)732-7848 extension 1124 or Pam Langley (grades 3-6) at paml@zmsch.k12.mn.us or (507) 732-1414, extension 1117. Some statistics help in sharing the successes of the local program during the past year: A total of $7,719.01 has been raised. $6929.01 was donated by local businesses, churches and community organizations. $790 was donated by individuals. After initial fundraising and logistical planning, the program officially kicked off in February 2013. Food was obtained and packed for distribution, averaging approximately 42 pounds of food prepared per week, or 168 pounds a month. This program relies heavily on volunteers to make it successful. Last year, approximately 20 individuals, representing several groups, helped pack backpacks at various times. If interested in helping to support this program: Speak up. Forward this message; talk about it with other community members. Donate. Monetary funding is always needed. 100% of funding goes directly to pay for food. Get involved. Since this is a weekly program, the need for volunteers is high. Volunteer packers for the 2013-14 school year are currently being sought. Please email Angela Andring at angklatt @yahoo.com or call at (507)7324408 if interested in helping. Financial support has included a Zumbrota Community Trust grant and the Bank of Zumbrota and its customers through their holiday outreach drive. Without the support of these groups, this program would not be successful. Checks can be made to United Way of WGP with ZM Packing in the memo line. Checks can be mailed directly to: United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties, 413 W. 3rd Street, Red Wing, MN 55066.


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Carolyn R. Ehlke at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Osage, Iowa. Phil was a Mayo Clinic employee working as a surgical technician and then as an orthopedic physician assistant. He retired in 2009. Throughout his life Phil loved all sports, especially participating in golfing and fishing after his retirement. He liked spending time outdoors, doing yard work, and enjoying the scenery from the deck of their country home. Phil was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Mazeppa, past president of the Mazeppa American Legion Post #588, and current member of the Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard. Phil is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Mazeppa; sister, Randi (Richard) Brown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; niece Allison (Jeffrey) Reimann; nephew, Adam Brown; and great-niece, Silvia Reimann. Phil was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. A funeral service was held Thursday, August 15, at the United Methodist Church in Pine Island with Pastor Dave Neil officiating. A private family burial will be in the Mazeppa Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church in Mazeppa or Mayo Hospice.

Pine Island pre-kindergarten programs earn a four-star rating

By Audra DePestel PINE ISLAND The Panther Preschool programs at Pine Island Public School have been awarded a four-star rating by Parent Aware, a voluntary program coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Office of Early Learning. To receive a rating of four stars, which is the highest possible, Pine Island demonstrated its quality early education programs and use of best practices to support school readiness. The Parent Aware program helps parents know what to ask and what to look for in early childhood programs, according to the school district. It measures best practices identified by research that help kids become successful.Early Learning Scholarships are awarded to families through an eligible FourStar Parent Aware rated program. Four-Star Parent Aware rated programs include Head Start, school district pre-kindergarten and preschool programs, and child care programs within geographic regions identified by MDE. This type of scholarship is designed to enhance program services and serve more children in the community. Pine Island Community Education was established in 1972 by a group of local individuals interested in having Pine Island School available for adult/student activities. It is funded with state and local monies. Its immediate governing board is an advisory council, consisting of a representative from each organization in the city. This board, in turn, answers to the local school board. Over the years, Pine Island Community Education has expanded to include many varied programs such as adult education evening classes, winter and summer recreation, Early Childhood Family Education, Panther Pals / Panther Cubs, summer reading and math classes, and the Pine Island skating rink. Pine Island School has a long history of providing quality early childhood programs including Early Childhood Family Education. Last year, 120 children participated in the birth through five years programs. Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth and kindergarten enrollment. The program recognizes that families provide childrens first and most important learning environments and parents are childrens first and most significant teachers. Early Childhood Family Education works to strengthen families and enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. It is the

MAZEPPA Reider P. Phil Tommeraas, age 65, of Mazeppa, died on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at his home. Phil was born on September 17, 1947, in Rochester, the son of Reider J. and Barbara C. (Phillips) Tommeraas. He graduated from Mazeppa High School and then attended Mankato State University. On June 25, 1969 he entered the U.S. Army, served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on March 24, 1971. On May 17, 1975, he married
Community Education staff members Lorri Schreader (office assistant), Liz Boehmke (licensed ECFE teacher), and Kelly Barker (director) gather together on the steps of their new location. The Community Education office is now located in room P103 in the portable building next to the school.


largest and oldest program of its kind in the country and has been cited as a national model for parent education and family support. Community Education Director Kelly Barker has been the coordinator for Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness for over twelve years at Pine Island School. Barker graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter where she earned a B.A. in K-12 art education, and later from Crown College, for her ECFE endorsements. Barkers teaching journey began as a homebased teacher for Head Start in Red Wing, Faribault and Zumbrota, prior to her employment in Pine Island. Barker said the programs at Pine Island are instructed by licensed teachers and have been very well supported by families who find them to be a great benefit and convenient. Another popular program offered by Community Education is the wrap around childcare and enrichment programs. Cool Panthers and Panther Cubs offer oncampus childcare programs for ECFE preschoolers April Hinrichs and Elle Stapleton work on their preschool and school-age children. graphing skills using Goldfish crackers during class last spring. Preparing The weekly programs open at 6 students for kindergarten is vital, as standards have increased especially a.m. and close at 6 p.m., which
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gives working parents a more convenient and flexible schedule for drop-offs and pick-ups. Typically there are about 108 children who participate in the year round programs. The Pine Island Community Education office has moved this year and is now located in room P103 in the portable building (former 7th grade classrooms). The portable building, located just outside the elementary library and next to the school playground also houses a computer lab, gifted and talented, and the technology department. The Community Education department is looking forward to kicking off the new school year with their ECFE Opening Event/Transportation Fair on Tuesday, September 3. The free event will take place in the back of the school on the elementary playground and the in the ECFE classroom. Designated times for the 3s and 4s group to attend is 5-6 p.m. and School Readiness 4s and 5s is from 6-7 p.m. For more information call the Community Education office at (507) 356-8876.

Lance and LaRayne Patterson of Zumbrota are delighted to announce the arrival of their little miracle Andrew Lance Patterson. He was born prematurely on April 27, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. He weighed 2 pounds, 5 ounces and was 14 and inches long. He spent 95 days in the NICU at St. Marys Hospital. He arrived home on July 30 and weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce. His proud grandparents are Jerry and Ruby Lange of Rochester, and Pat and Peggy Patterson of San Angelo, Texas.

Jacob and Colleen Timm are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Addisyn Mae, on Thursday, May 16, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Denny and Sheila Albers of Mazeppa and Deb and Albin Jr. of Zumbrota. Great-grandparents are Bud and Alice Timm of Zumbrota.

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Approval granted for Pine Haven Care Center construction project

PINE ISLAND Approval has been given to Pine Haven, Inc., to proceed with a construction project that would add private rooms, memory care, hospice care, additional single rooms, and a new rehab addition to the current Pine Haven Care Center facility. We have been working on our strategic plan for some time now, and this approval is a huge hurdle in achieving our goals, Steve Ziller, Pine Haven administrator, said in a communication to the staff. Pine Haven applied for an exception to the nursing home building project moratorium in November 2012 through the State of Minnesota. The approval notice informed Pine Haven that they will be given $81,037 in annual medical assistance cost. This approval and annual financial funding will allow us to enhance resident centered care and marketability of our care center, Ziller said. The enhancements would include: Creation of a new 15-bed transitional care unit with all private rooms Creation of a 15-bed new longterm care unit with all private rooms The exodus of beds from all double-bed rooms to private rooms Increased focus on hospice and memory care Creation of a new rehab/physical therapy space to service the needs of the in-house residents and outpatient residents Creation of a town hall, separate dining spaces, new caf, spa bathing and beauty salon Renovated entrance to improve presentation to the community Upon project completion, the facility will have 15 private beds for transitional care and 52 private rooms for long-term care. Mor information about changes will be available at Taste of Pine Island on Thursday, August 22.


ORONOCO Access from Highway 52 southbound to Olmsted County Road 12 east in Oronoco will close to all motorists beginning Thursday, August 22, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists should take the Olmsted County Road 12/112 exit and follow Lake Shady Ave. to the Olmsted County Road 12 over-

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pass. The detour will remain in effect until construction of the Elk Run interchange is complete. Once completed, motorists will access Olmsted County Road 12 from the new interchange. For more information on the Elk Run interchange project, call the project hotline at 1-866-729-3995 or visit www.dot.state.mn.us/ elkrun/


Highway 52 lane closures in Olmsted County through Aug. 23

PINE ISLAND Motorists will experience lane closures on northbound and southbound Highway 52 near Pine Island through Friday, August 23, weather permitting. The closures are necessary while crews prepare for rock blasting to construct the new southwest frontage road adjacent to Highway 52 in the area between the new Elk Run interchange and Olmsted County Road 12 east. The rock blasting is part of the Elk Run interchange project, which includes one of the first diverging diamond interchanges in Minnesota. During the actual blasting, traffic will be temporarily stopped on northbound and southbound Highway 52. Construction on the Elk Run interchange project began in spring 2011 and is anticipated to continue through November 2013. Shafer Contracting Co. Inc. is the prime contractor for this project.

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ROLLING MEADOWS MENNONITE CHURCH, Belvidere Town Hall, 2 miles north of Bellechester on County 2, Pastor Aaron Witmer, 651-9234240. Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Hymn Sing every fourth Sunday. ST. MARYS CATHOLIC, Bellechester, Father Bruce Peterson. Sunday mornings: 9 a.m. Mass. Tuesday mornings: 8 a.m. Mass. Pastor Ben Kempfert 507-367-4426. Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.noon. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Worship. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORONOCO , 40 3rd Street SW., Rev. Lisa Johnson; Office hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 21: 6:30 p.m. Session meeting. Sun., Aug. 25: 9 a.m. Worship; 3 p.m. Pastor Johnsons installation and baptism of Ian and Luke Johnson. Tues., Aug. 27: 6:30 p.m. Interchurch council meeting in Zumbrota. Wed., Aug. 28: 5-7 p.m. Food shelf open.

Congregation volunteers of Our Saviours Lutheran Church prepared the building and site to the east of the church in early August in anticipation of beginning a building project this fall. A groundbreaking ceremony will be scheduled as soon as financing is obtained.

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC , Goodhue, Bruce Peterson, Pastor. Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. Mass. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:45 a.m. Mass. ST. LUKE LUTHERAN, Goodhue, 651-923-4695, Pastor Regina Hassanally. Sun., Aug. 25: 9:30 a.m. Wo9rship with commuinion by intinction. ST. PETERS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, 702 Third Ave., Goodhue, Randall L. Kuznicki, Pastor. Sun., Aug. 25: 8:15 a.m. Worship with communion; 9:15 a.m. Bible study. Tues., Aug. 27: 1-4 p.m. Pastors office hours.

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH , Pine Island, Tim Graham, Pastor, 507-356-4306, www.corner stonepi.org, ASL Interpretation available. Cornerstone Kids meet every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Prayer meeting is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. GOOD NEWS EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 208 North Main, Pine Island, Chris Paulson, Pastor, (507) 356-4834. Sundays: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for children and adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Youth Group for grades 7-12. Wednesdays: 6 p.m. AWANA for grades K-6; 7:30 p.m. Bible study for all ages. PINE ISLAND ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 520 So. Main St., Pine Island, 3568622, email: dashpole@bevcomm. net, Rev. Dan Ashpole, Pastor. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible class and Childrens Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. MICHAELS CATHOLIC, 451 5th Street SW, Pine Island, 356-4280, Father Randal Kasel, Pastor; Saturday Mass 5 p.m.; Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m.; Confessions 4:15 p.m. Saturday; Daily Mass Wednesday 8:30 a.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.; Confessions 8 a.m. Office Hours Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 .a.m.-1 p.m. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, ELCA, 214 3rd St. S.W., Box 708, Pine Island, John Torris Lohre, Senior Pastor; Kip A. Groettum, Associate Pastor. Email: saintpaulpi@yahoo.com; Web site: www.saintpaulpi.org. Fri., Aug. 23:

Our Saviours is making plans to begin building project

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA Since approving a proposal for a $1.3 million building project in the fall of 2012, Our Saviours Lutheran Church has completed two of three parts outlined before construction can begin. The third step, obtaining financing, is underway and expected to be attained during the
2-9 p.m. Photo session for directory. Sat., Aug. 24: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Photo session for directory; 5:30 p.m. Worship. Sun., Aug. 25: 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Confirmation parent meeting; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship; 11 a.m. Gospel of Mark certificate presentation and potluck. Mon., Aug. 26: Newsletter deadline. Tues., Aug. 27: 9 a.m. Staff meeting; 1:30 p.m. Bible study; 2 p.m. Bible study leaders; 2-9 p.m. Photo session for directory. Wed., Aug. 28: 2-9 p.m. Photo session for directory; 7 p.m. Sunday School staff orientation. UNITED METHODIST, 200 Main St. North, PO Box 8, Pine Island, Carolyn Westlake, Pastor; Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m.; Web address: www.piumc.org; email: piumc@ pitel.net. Wed., Aug. 21: 9 a.m.-noon Pastor Carolyn at Better Brew. Sun., Aug. 25: 10 a.m. Worship at Collins Park and potluck. Mon., Aug. 26: 6:30-7 p.m. Silent prayer; 7 p.m. Council meeting. Wed., Aug.

next few weeks. Mark Debner DVM, president of the congregation, said the first goal of raising $435,000 (one-third of the project) has been completed. The second step of pledges for another one-third of the cost over the next three years has also been accomplished. Since the congregation hopes to have footings in
28: 9 a.m.-noon Pastor Carolyn at Better Brew.

and construction started this fall, a groundbreaking ceremony will be scheduled as soon as financing is obtained. In early August, volunteers prepared the building to the east of the church for further demolition. The area surrounding the site was also cleared in preparation for con-

struction crews. The building was formerly a Dairy Queen and has been owned and used by the congregation as a youth center for a number of years. Our Saviours is located on the south side of Zumbrota, one block east of Main Street at 1549 East Avenue.

ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN , Mazeppa, Alan Horn, Pastor. 8436211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible class every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 25: 9:30 a.m. Worship. Mon., Aug. 26: 7 p.m. Worship. ST. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC , Mazeppa. Weekends-Masses: Sun.: 10 a.m., Mazeppa, Fr. Joe Fogal. UNITED METHODIST , Mazeppa, David Neil, Pastor. Church: 843-4962; home: 732-4291. Every Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship.

NEW LIFE CHURCH , Wanamingo, Pastor Patrick McBride, 507-8243019. New Life Church meets at 10 a.m. at 525 Beverly Street, Wanamingo. Free nursery for infants through age three; Sunday School for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. Small Group Bible Studies Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN , Wanamingo, Christopher Culuris, Pastor 507-8242155. WANAMINGO LUTHERAN ELCA, Wanamingo, MN 55983, Christopher Culuris, Pastor. Office hours Thursdays 1-3 p.m., 507-824-2410. Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. Confirmation at Trinity

a.m. http://stpaulzm.com. Mass Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Mass at the nursing home is the second Tuesday of the month at 9:15 a.m. UNITED REDEEMER LUTHERAN, 560 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, 732-7303, Tom Isaacson and Susan Vikstrom, pastor. Wed.-Fri., Aug. 14-16: Visit Care Center. Thurs., Aug. 15: 9 a.m. WELCA brunch at Sandy Lohmanns. Wed., Aug. 21: 5:30 p.m. Clean-up Sunday School classrooms.

and conversation; 7 p.m. Choir. MINNEOLA LUTHERAN, 13628 County 50 Blvd. Wed., Aug. 21: Noon quilting meeting at church; 7:30 p.m. Womens Bible study at Cheryl Kyllos. Sat., Aug. 24: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Habitat for Humanity crew meeting to work on house at 600 St. Clair Street, Cannon Falls. Sun., Aug. 25: 9:30 a.m. Worship with coffee following. ST. COLUMBKILL CATHOLIC , 36483 County. 47 Blvd., Belle Creek, Bruce Peterson, Pastor. Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Mass. ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN, Bear Valley, Alan Horn, Pastor. 843-6211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible Class is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Mazeppa . ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, Minneola Township, County Road 7, rural Zumbrota, Randall Kuznicki, Pastor. Sun., Aug. 25: 10:30 a.m. Worship. Tues., Aug. 27: 1-4 p.m. Pastors office hours. ST. PETER LUTHERAN, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Belvidere, 28961 365th St., Goodhue, MN 55027-8515, Dr. Scott T. Fiege, Pastor. Sun., Aug. 25: 10:30 a.m. Worship. STORDAHL LUTHERAN, ELCA, Rural Zumbrota. Church: (507) 732-5711, Kathy Lowery, Pastor, Home 507271-5711. URLAND LUTHERAN Rural Route. 1, Box 300, Cannon Falls, MN 550095411, Pastors: Arthur W. Sharot Jr., Dean Lundgren, 263-2770. Visitation Minister, Linda Flom, 263-5613. Wed., Aug. 21: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study. Sun., Aug. 25: 9:30 a.m. Worship outside, bring chairs. Wed., Aug. 28: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study. WANGEN PRAIRIE LUTHERAN , LCMC 34289 County 24 Blvd., Cannon Falls, Curtis Fox, Pastor, 507663-9060; Linda Flom, Visitation Minister, 263-5613. Sundays 9 a.m. Worship. Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Bible study; 7 p.m. Blue grass jam. ZWINGLl UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 23148 County Highway 24, West Concord (Berne), 507/527-2622. Rev. Victor Jortack, Pastor.

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN, Aspelund, Martin Horn, Pastor. Sun., Aug. 25: 9 a.m. Worship; 5:45 p.m. Youth group supper; 6 p.m. Youth group. Sun.Wed., Aug. 25-28: 7 p.m. Tent meetings in Wanamingo. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nerstrand, Don Kloster pastor, (507) 3342822. Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Coffee hour; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; Confirmation class. GRACE & ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCHES, Rural Goodhue, County. 4 Blvd., Andrew Krause, Pastor. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Worship at Grace; Communion on the Wednesdays before the second and last Sunday. Grace: Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. St. Johns: Sunday worship at 10 a.m. HAUGE LUTHERAN, Rural Kenyon, Martin Horn, Pastoral. Sun., Aug. 25: 10:45 a.m. Worship; 5:45 p.m. Youth group supper at Emmanuel; 6 p.m. Youth group at Emmanuel. Sun.Wed., Aug. 25-28: 7 p.m. Tent meetings in Wanamingo. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Hay Creek (LCMS), 24686 Old Church Road. Pastor Lowell Sorenson, 651388-4577. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Worship. LANDS LUTHERAN, 16640 Highway. 60 Blvd., Zumbrota, MN 55992-5105. Zumbrota. Wed., Aug. 21: 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation. Thurs., Aug. 22: 6 p.m. Property. Sun., Aug. 25: 8:30 a.m. Park worship. Mon., Aug. 26: 6:30 p.m. Worship committee. Tues., Aug. 27: 11 a.m. Text study. Wed., Aug. 28: 9 a.m. Coffee

GRACE LUTHERAN, WELS , 45 1st Avenue NE, Oronoco: 507-367-4329,

CHRIST EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH and School, WELS, 223 East 5th Street, Zumbrota, Office 732-5421. Wayne Schoch, Pastor, 732-4089; School, Daniel Kell, Principal, 7325367. Sun., Aug. 25: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 9:30 a.m. Bible study. Mon., Aug. 26: 7 p.m. Worship with communion. Tues., Aug. 27: 2:15 p.m. Towers Bible study. Wed., Aug. 28: 1 p.m. Nursing Home service. FAMILY WORSHIP CHURCH Weekly worship services: 81 West 5th Street, Zumbrota, 507-732-7438, www.fwc 1.org. Sundays 9:30 a.m. 1 Corinthians; Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Prayer. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 455 East Avenue, Zumbrota; Rev. Lisa Johnson. Sun., Aug. 25: 11 a.m. Worship; 3 p.m. Pastor Johnsons installation and baptism of Ian and Luke Johnson at Oronoco. Tues., Aug. 27: 6:30 p.m. Interchurch council meeting. LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY CHURCH , a Wesleyan church, 179 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, lighthousecommunityzum @yahoo.com, Janet Fischer, Pastor. Office: 732-5074. Tuesdays: 6 p.m. Bible Study at the home of Jim and Leora Busch. Sun., Aug. 25: 10:45 a.m. Worship with communion, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. NEW RIVER ASSEMBLY OF GOD , 290 South Main Street, Zumbrota. 507-398-2604. Pastor Gary Basinski. Service times: Saturday, 7 p.m. www.NewRiverZumbrota.com. OUR SAVIOURS LUTHERAN AFLC Eric Westlake and Tim Banks, Pastors, 1549 East Avenue, Zumbrota, 732-5449, church office. Website: oslczumbrota.org. Office hours: Tues., Wed., and Fri., 8 a.m.-noon. Wed., Aug. 21: 6 p.m. Youth group; Prayer hour; 7 p.m. Bible study. Thurs., Aug. 22; 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible study at Bridgets; 7 p.m. Adult backyard fellowship at Sprengers. Sat., Aug. 24: 7 a.m. Mens prayer breakfast; 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., Aug. 25: 8:30 a.m. Prayer time; 9 a.m. Worship. Wed., Aug. 28: 6 p.m. Youth group and prayer hour; 7 p.m. Bible study. CHURCH OF ST. PAUL, 749 Main St. South, Zumbrota, 732-5324, email stpauls@hcinet.net Pastor Father Randal Kasel, pastor. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 7:30-11:30

A group of 30 youth and adult leaders stopped at an overlook on the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming en route to Wind River Reservation in July. They were on mission trip sponsored by United Redeemer Lutheran Church. Front row: Laura Drackley, Bailey Berg, Caitlyn Heitman, Lisa Ecker, Shanna Poncelet, Molly Lawler, Erin Idler, Deb and Jim Berg; middle row: Nancy Drackley, Anne Wilson, Noah Prodzinski, Cody Tabor, Alyssa Quam, Rose Bridley, Jackie Matuska, Brady Schoenfelder, Anna Haugen, Emma Drackley, Dan Wilson; back row: Teryn Erickson, Connor Teigen, Seth Tupper, Blake Lerum, Landon Rauen, Josh Nelson, Torger Jystad, Paul Dahlen, Cindy Wilson, Willie Rauen.

Cherry Grove Fly-In is August 25

Jewel Ness invites you to the the 21st annual Cherry Grove FlyIn/Drive-in End of Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 25. Holden and Dale Churches will have a combined worship service at 9 a.m. with music by Down Home & Friends. There will be ultralight planes, classic cars and more. Refreshments will be available from the Fox Wagon. The fly-in is two miles south of Wanamingo, 1/2 west on County Road 12. Informa tion:www.theflyin. com, 507-951-0410.

Area youth and leaders travel to Wyoming on mission trip

By Cindy Wilson ZUMBROTA United Redeemer Lutheran Church sponsored a mission trip to the Wind River Reservation and Landers community in west central Wyoming this year. Thirty people, mostly high school youths, made the trip west July 5-13. The Wind River Reservation area is home to both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes, as well as people living in communities surrounding the reservation in Fremont County and Lander. The area offers the natural beauty of mountain peaks, meadows and alpine streams. Despite the beauty of the land, residents of these communities face many social and economic challenges including poverty, unemployment and drug abuse. Our groups mission was to bring hope to those who are struggling. From painting and weatherizing homes to reaching out to the local children and elderly residents, services offered to the people in the Wind River Valley provide a positive experience for the people living there as well as those who travel there and offer assistance and get to know the people. The program was put on by YouthWorks, based out of Minneapolis. They have 80 different sites in the United States that we could choose to serve. If you are interested in taking a group through the program, go to www.youth works.com to see more information for the summer of 2014. In addition to our time spent working in the community, we were able to mix a variety of activities and experiences into our journey as we traveled to and from the Wind River area. We began our journey by driving to Sheridan, Wyoming where we saw sites such as Shell Falls, Story Fish Hatchery, Trails End Museum, and Kings Saddlery. Our drive was beautiful as we drove through the Big Horn Mountains. Our destination was Lander, where we stayed at the Wyoming Life Resource Center. Each day we drove with six different groups to sites on the reservation, or in Lander, that needed help with various projects or activities with children. Projects included painting, staining, weeding, and mowing. We also visited the residents at the nursing home in Riverton and led a kids club of 30 children on the reservation. We were joined by two other groups of youth and leaders for our work. One group was from Brooklyn Park; the other group was from Michigan for a total of 75 people in our group. After our work day was done, we had different activities each night. We experienced a powwow in Lander. This was amazing! The costumes worn by the Shoshoni and Arapahoe tribes were beautiful and the dances were wonderful to see. At the end of their powwow, they had a contest for any of the youth or adults to compete in. Each contestant was to copy one of the dances we had just watched. There were 75 or more people competing. Two of our youth, Josh Nelson and Cody Tabor, won. We visited Sinks Canyon in Lander. The waterfall goes into the canyon underground, reappearing into a trout-filled pool onehalf mile down the canyon. These trout were huge! Our wide variety of activities included visiting a family on the reservation, playing volleyball, and visiting Sacagaweas grave site. The last evening, we had a community cook-out in Lander. After our mission work was done for the week, we headed towards home, stopping in Sheridan, Wyoming, hometown of adult leader Dan Wilson. Dans parents, Jim and Viola Wilson, hosted a picnic for us. The food was amazing after our work week. We attended the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo during Sheridans Rodeo Days. There was a contest for everyone in the stands to do Air Guitar, with the top four people out of the thousands in the stands selected to compete on the rodeo grounds. One of our local youth, Teryn Ericson, was picked as a finalist, for another fun event for our group to watch. On our remaining twelve-hour return drive, we stopped to see Mount Rushmore. Many of the youth had never been west, so it was a great trip to visit the many sites as well as do service work for other people. We will be doing a presentation of our trip at United Redeemer, 560 W. Third Street, Zumbrota, during our PACE hour (education time) at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 6. We invite anyone to come and hear about our great summer experience.

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Historic Wanamingo log house needs a new roof

By Alicia Hunt-Welch WANAMINGO The historic Larson Log House in Wanamingo has a 40-year-old leaky roof, and a new one is needed before serious damage occurs. The Wanamingo Historical Society is asking for your help in this project and for other needed repairs to the notable building.Wanamingo Historical Society volunteer Twila Simonson said, We need to replace the roof because of leaking and it will cost us over $2000, even with free labor. Contributions are tax deductible. Donations may be made at Security State Bank of Wanamingo and/or made to Wanamingo Historical Society and mailed to 561 2nd Avenue, Wanamingo, MN 55983.
History of the log house

In 1846 Lars Larson and his second wife Tanetta, along with their children, emigrated from Stavanger, Norway to Chicago where he worked as a cabinet maker. In 1849, a cholera epidemic swept through Chicago and claimed the lives of Tanetta and the youngest Larson son, Hans. In 1856 Lars Larson and his 18year-old son, Edward, traveled from Chicago to Wanamingo. It was decided Larss younger daughter, Anna, would stay in Chicago and live with a family friend or her older sister Rachel. Lars moved to the territory known as Minnesota in hopes of relieving his tuberculosis. He purchased farm land and began building a log house (in the area now known as Wanamingo Township in the vicinity of County 30 and 100th Avenue). As his health began to deteriorate, 14-year-old Anna came to the Wanamingo Township homestead to help care for her father. In April 1857 Lars passed away. Edward and Anna Larson buried their father on the farm. Edward married, raised a family and remained on the farm until his death in 1911. Local historian Gary Bakko said many in the Wanamingo area were acquainted with Ardella Larson Fossum and Lillian Larson Turner, granddaughters of Edward Larson.

Although only having lived in the log house briefly, young Anna became the most famous resident to come from the historic home. After her fathers death, Anna Larson returned to Chicago, never to see her brother Edward again. She eventually married Horatio Spafford in 1861. The couple had four daughters and lived in a Chicago suburb until after the great Chicago fire took a toll on their stability. Two years after the fire a family doctor advised the Spaffords to take a vacation. It was decided the family would first go to France and then on to Switzerland. Passage was booked on the French ocean liner Ville du Havre. When the family was about to leave Chicago for New York, Horatio learned a buyer was interested in real estate he had invested in prior to the fire. It was decided Anna would take the children to Europe and Horatio would later follow. After four days at sea, in the early morning of November 22, 1873, a British vessel struck the ship in its midsection. Anna and her daughters Tanetta, Annie, Maggie, and Bessie were swept into the sea. Although Anna survived, the children all perished that day. Anna made her way to Paris to wait for her husband. As Horatio made his Atlantic crossing to join his distraught wife, the captain informed Spafford they were in the location where his daughters had perished at sea. He returned to his cabin and wrote text that would later become the hymn It is Well with My Soul. The Spaffords eventually had more children, traveled to the Holy Land and began a religious colony. He died in 1888. Anna lived a long and storied life and eventually died from a stroke in 1923 at the age of 81. The story of Anna Spaffords life is told in the book American Priestess.
The log house is donated

Photo by Alicia Hunt-Welch

The Larson Log House on Main Street is in need of a new roof. The Wanamingo Historical Society is accepting donations for maint enance work on the building. Volunteers with the historical society, from left, Sharon Thoreson, Loretta Broas and Curt Thoreson, offer information to visitors during tour hours.

Sharon Thoreson with the Wanamingo Historical Society said that Edwards Larson lived in the log house until his death. After this the home stayed in the Larson family until Garvin Friese purchase the Larson farm in 1973. As Friese

constructed a modern new home, the traditional log house was encased and preserved for decades within that home, sheltered by the roof and walls of Frieses newer dwelling. In August 1974, Friese donated the Larson Log House to the newly formed Wanamingo Historical Society. Piece by piece the log house was taken apart and moved to its current location on Main Street to be reassembled. The current roof on the historic building was constructed by Lewis Hellickson, who owned a lumber company in Wanamingo at the

time. The work of Hellickson and a dependable roof that has lasted House was dedicated in a special other do-gooders gave the log house about 40 years. The Larson Log ceremony on July 4, 1975.

False online post circulating in the area

By Alicia Hunt-Welch WANAMINGO A false internet rumor has made its way from Oklahoma to Goodhue County. Last week this Facebook post started circulating: Everyone in the Wanamingo and surrounding areas watch your kids. There is a little turquoise blue car with stars on the passenger side door driving around trying to sell childrens books. There is an investigation going on with them right now for kidnapping and sex trafficking . Keep doors and windows locked and dont let your kids outside unattended. And dont answer the door. The guy I saw driving the car has a strong accent, blonde hair, he is white and is wearing a blue plaid shirt. Keep your eyes open. Chief Deputy Lyle Lorenson of the Goodhue County Sheriffs Office said, A similar Facebook posting has been out for a little bit. We checked in to it last week and it is not true Lorenson said Captain Pat Thompson with the GCSO looked into this claim. Lorenson said, The people selling childrens books in Goodhue County have been checked into and they checked out okay. Thompson went on to say the posts claim regarding the sex trade link is false. There is an individual selling educational materials in the Goodhue County area associated with the same company who was selling educational materials in Winona, he said. Someone in the Winona area put out a similar Facebook post, but I see now it has changed to Goodhue County. After a similar post showed up in Winona, the police department looked into it. Winona Daily News deputy editor Jerome Christenson said the post appears to have initially started in Tulsa, Oklahoma, although no one can be certain. The Winona paper ran a story informing the public that the company Southwestern Advantage of Nashville, Tennessee, is legitimate and that the rumors of them being human traffickers is false. Southwestern Advantage has a seasonal sales team of college students in the summer and has been around since 1968. Sales representatives carry identification, and their validity can be checked by entering their name and account number on the companys website www.southwesternadvantage.com. Lorenson also said, Anyone going door-to-door in Red Wing or other towns most likely need a peddlers permit. This is not required out county. Wanamingo does require a peddlers license and the ordinance is available on the city website. City Administrator Michael Boulton said the salesperson selling books and materials in Wanamingo did apply and has been issued a peddlers permit. The Goodhue County Sheriffs Office responded to several suspicious person or activity complaints that ended up being book sellers. Three calls came from Cherry Grove Township on August 9-10, and on August 12 one call was made from Pine Island, and two from Wanamingo.

Wanamingo EDA speaks with seed dealer about his plans

By Alicia Hunt-Welch WANAMINGO Keith Allen spoke with members of the Wanamingo Economic Development Authority on August 12 about his plans for purchasing a lot in the Industrial Park. One year ago, Allen contacted the city with an interest in purchasing land to construct a building for his seed business. Allen is an independent seed dealer with Golden Harvest. In November he entered an agreement with the EDA to lease land for his seed plots. According to the agreement Allen was to apply for and receive approval for a building permit to construct a seed building in Wanamingo by August 1, 2013. If he failed to do so, the EDA had the option to terminate his lease agreement. The EDA has not heard any progress on Allens business plans since last year and therefore requested that he speak with them. Allen said that due to the extended winter this year he was off to a late start planting and has not had time to plan. He said he planned to sit down with his banker the next day and requested that the EDA give him year to get his plans organized. Its been a trying year a for first year on your own, he said. Despite the bad planting season, Allen said he met all his company goals. He is looking into leasing buildings for office space until he can get his permanent plans off the ground. Currently, he is renting space from another facility to store his seed and using his home as an office, but he would like to have an office as soon as possible to meet with clients. The EDA directors mentioned that the bus garage on Third Avenue is for sale, as Wright Coaches is no longer in business. Allen said he would look into that as an option.
More forfeited lots to open up

Kenyon man in second accident in two weeks

By Alicia Hunt-Welch A Kenyon man was involved in his second vehicle accident within two weeks. On August 13 a 2012 International Prostar semi truck driven by Harold Babcock, 74, of Faribault was headed west on Highway 60. A 2013 Hyundai EGM sedan driven by Myron Wunderlich, 26, of Kenyon was traveling east on Highway 60 when the vehicles collided head on near 40th Avenue Way. The accident happened at 6:13 a.m. On July 31 Wunderlich was in a single-vehicle accident, also in Cherry Grove Township, in which he rolled his vehicle several times in corn field. After the collision the truck rolled onto its side. Babcock was transported to District One Hospital in Faribault for treatment of non-lifethreatening injuries. Wunderlich did not report any injuries. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The report indicated that the roadway was dry, and alcohol was not considered to be a factor in the crash.

Eight more parcels near the former golf course along 5th Street East and the 3rd Street East culde-sac will be tax forfeited in 2013. In 2011, 35 parcels in the same area went through the forfeiture process. Of those, the city requested four for use as an undeveloped park, as this was allowed in the process. City Administrator Michael Boulton said that in talks with city representatives, they did not believe more park space was needed at this time. He said the county is attempting to sell the lots at full retail, although they are up for negotiations. If the parcels do not sell, the city expressed their preference that the county/state lease the land for agriculture in ten-year agreements rather than a year-toyear basis. Leasing unpurchased parcels as farm land long-term would allow the city to save money by avoiding mowing and maintenance costs. The Wanamingo High School classes of 1947 and 1948 held their reunions on August 10 at the Hubble House

Wanamingo High School classes of 1947 and 1948 celebrate reunions together

Proposed budget for 2014

Pedal pull contest winners

REDWOOD FALLS The Minnesota Farmers Union and Farmers Union Insurance Agency Pedal Pull Contest was held at Farmfest in Redwood Falls August 6-8. Eli Ryan, left, of Goodhue, won third place in the age seven category and Wyatt Foss of Wanamingo won first place in the age 11 category. The two have the opportunity to participate in the state pedal pull contest in Hutchinson on September 7.

The proposed 2014 EDA budget was presented to the directors for review. Boulton said the biggest change is increased budgeting for the administrator and clerk wages. Since the city is considering a wage increase for the two positions, and the EDA budget includes a portion of those salaries, these 9% raise estimates were outlined. Boulton said the EDA needs to prepare for Jeff Bensons property to come off of its tax increment financing term. He also said the Medical Facility Building is showing a positive cash flow for the first time since it opened. EDA members Brian Johnson, Josh Schaefer, Ryan Holmes, Brian Gudknecht, Danny Benson and Josh Sandberg approved the proposed budget for 2014. President Jim Kittelson was absent. The final budget will be presented for approval later this year.

at Mantorville. The class of 1947, from left to right: Bud Davidson, Muriel (Okkelberg) Ylvisaker, Shirley (Nelson) Baker, Shirley (Syverson) Lund, Gaylord Maxon, and Raymond Hegseth. Present but not in picture: Oryen (Peterson) Benrud.

Members of the class of 1948, seated, from left to right: Beverly (Wallaker) Nesseth, Colleen (Myron) Hegseth, Jean (Groth) Hernke, and Melorie (Erlason) Eckstrom; standing: Don Solberg, Ray Sands, Maynard Goplen, Oscar Quittem, Janice (Olson) Borgen, Harriet (Haller) Brown, Hugh OKane, and John Tiller. Present but not pictured: Virginia (Fossan) Griffith, Arlene (Johnson) Hewlett, Donald Peterson, and Harris Goplen.


GOODHUE The Goodhue SWCD has opportunities available to help with financing your feedlot fixes. The Ag BMP low interest loan program, cost-sharing for low cost fixes, and the Clean Water Fund Grant has money available to help complete your projects. The Ag BMP low interest loan program helps provide loans for

By Alicia Hunt-Welch MAZEPPA Certified Public Accountant Tom Cummings presented the 2012 city audit to the Mazeppa City Council on August 7. The city auditor said his responsibility is to review the citys records and use this for his determinations and opinions on the citys financial status. Overall, he said the city is in great shape. Below is a glimpse of revenues and expenses for the year 2012. A complete copy of the city audit is available for review at city hall. Expenditures in the city have been flat over the last five years. They havent really increased, Cummings explained. He said this is unusual when compared to other cities. Compared to other municipalities of similar size, Mazeppa operates on less.

Attention feedlot 2012 audit shows that Mazeppa is in good shape owners and operators
projects that reduce water pollution. Loans can be approved for up to $100,000 with 3% financing and can be used with cost-share programs. Low fix cost-share is available for lower cost feedlot fixes that will help solve a pollution problem. The program is 50% of the cost of the project up to $15,000. Funds are available now for applications that are accepted. The Clean Water Fund Grant is an application-based grant program through the State of Minnesota that can cost-share up to 75% of your project if it is approved. This fund can help with larger feedlot fixes. Applications are being accepted now through the end of September. Income to the city in 2012 For more information on any of Taxes and fees $251,295 the loans or grants available for Intergovernmental aid $169,149 feedlot fixes call the Goodhue Contributions $41,350 SWCD office at 651-923-5286. Miscellaneous revenue $11,820 Licenses and permits $8,859 Charges for services $5,886 Fines and penalties $3,763 Interest earnings $3,414 Overall revenue totaled $495,536 in 2012. Cummings said the budgeting process, compared to what is actually spent, is working well. In the end, the city took in about $28,000 more than anticipated when planning the budget and actually spent about $41,000 less than they budgeted for.
Fund balances

Fund balances as of December 31, 2012 are listed below. These amounts carried over into the 2013 year: General Fund $211,404 Volunteer Fire Department Fund

$250,590 gested a different process for petty Sewer Utility Fund $683,339 cash fund reimbursements for the Water Utility Fund $282,330 liquor store. Liquor Store Fund $76,451 Cummings said, Your general funds in pretty good shape. The bond for work on Cherry Street will be paid off in 2013, and the REGULAR SCHOOL bond for the Maple Street work BOARD MEETING will go away in 2014. Cummings INDEPENDENT SCHOOL said the fire department budgets DISTRICT NO. 2805 well and works [in saving for need] ZUMBROTA-MAZEPPA well. The only change Cummings PUBLIC SCHOOLS MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 recommended was in how depos7:00 P.M. its are made and recorded for the ZM HIGH SCHOOL liquor store accounts. He also sug-

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Blue Grass, Gospel and Much More! Sunday, August 25 1:00 p.m. East Park, Zumbrota
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General Government $198,259 Public Works (including street maintenance) $119,653 Public Safety $78,428 Cultural and Recreation $52,999; the city receives donations for fireworks and such to help offset this cost. Overall expenses totaled $449,339 for 2012.

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From Our Files

20 Years Ago August 18, 1993
day afternoon. Andrew Smith, tenth grade, was among several area scouts who BORN TO: Mr. and Mrs. Lester spent 17 days at Philmont Scout Gerken, a daughter, on Saturday. Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. *** Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pederson returned from a five-day trip 40 Years Ago through the Black Hills. *** Mr. August 23, 1973 Goodhue area residents will soon and Mrs. Wm. Mans, Mary Lou, have the services of a dentist. Dr. and Isabelle are vacationing a few William Dols D.D.S. will soon days in Wisconsin. *** Mr. and complete his two-chair dental set- Mrs. Walter Holm and family spent up at the Goodhue Civic Club Sunday in River Falls, Wisconwhere he has leased space. *** sin. *** Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hart Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Woelfinger visited at the Tony Hart home in flew to Boston for the weekend Lake City on Sunday. 60 Years Ago and spent the time at Hyannis on August 20, 1953 Cape Cod, off the Nantucket Sound. *** Mrs. Regina Lohman, BORN TO: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mrs. Leona Jonas, and Mr. and Schafer, a son, on August 11. *** Mrs. Harold Born visited at the Mrs. Louis Ward and children of Ernest Kempf Sr. home on Tues- Chatfield were Saturday overnight

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guests of the Leonard Lodermeiers. 10 Years Ago *** Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hennings August 20, 2003 spent Sunday afternoon at Colvill Volunteers at Pine Haven are Park, Red Wing. *** Mr. and Mrs. Martha Alm and John Hegseth. Herman Shaffer of Red Wing were 20 Years Ago Thursday evening visitors at the August 18, 1993 Glenn Freiheit home. Soline Legrand and Emilie 70 Years Ago Lecerf, both of France, are stayAugust 19, 1943 ing with the Grouts and Haywards Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Olson of at their rural Pine Island homes Red Wing were callers Sunday during August. *** Michael Washa evening at the Will Hennings home. is the Van Horn Library Kid of *** Dr. and Mrs. L.M. Anderson the Week. He is the son of Kim and sons of Red Wing called on and Joe Washa. friends here Sunday evening. *** 40 Years Ago Mangel Opfer of St. Paul called at August 23, 1973 the Marldine Richter home SaturSt. Pauls Lutheran Church is day afternoon. *** Mr. and Mrs. celebrating its 75th anniversary Henry Befort and family were on August 28. *** Mrs. Lisle Sunday afternoon callers at the Stucky, accompanied by Mrs. Frank Befort home in Bellechester. Clarence Stewart of Rochester, spent the past weekend in Madison with Mrs. Charles Schutz. *** Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Weis and Mrs. Alva House called on Mrs. Opal Frederickson at Kasson and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kennedy at Mantorville on Wednesday. ward home Thursday. *** Mrs. Anna Schabo, her sister Mrs. Earl Hurd, and brother Wm. Hoeft visited Mrs. Susie Clemens and son William in Mazeppa on Monday. a son, on August 6. *** Bobby and Carol Kaul of Kenyon are spending the week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Crow, and their cousin, Karen Ellingson. *** Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Rodgen, 60 Years Ago Gerald, Kathy, and Denny of San August 20, 1953 BORN TO: Mr. and Mrs. Francisco, California, spent ten Glenford Shelstad, a daughter, on days at the Elmer Olsen home. August 9; Mr. and Mrs. Joyce Bye,

50 Years Ago August 22, 1963

50 Years Ago August 22, 1963

Mrs. Paul Klingsporn and Mrs. Hulda Stoffel of Rochester were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Klingsporn. *** Dr. and Mrs. PINE ISLAND, 1963 Ole Ronningen and youngest son Charlie rest Harry Lund of Edinburg, Texas, from baling straw the day after the threshing crew completed the oats were visitors at the M.W. Hay- harvest.

10 Years Ago August 20, 2003
GOODHUE, 1973 Four former pastors of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Belvidere, and a vacancy pastor were on hand Sunday to help the congregation celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church. From left to right (and years served) are Arthur Drevlow (1943-1951), Paul Mueller (1951-55), Edwin Friedrich (1965-68), William Kirmsse (1970-73), and vacancy pastor James Roberson.

20 Years Ago August 18, 1993
Krissa Thoreson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Thoreson, has been selected to serve as the Freshman Involvement Committee chairperson for the Waldorf College Homecoming 1993 activities. *** Three students affiliated with the Lions Youth Exchange are visiting in the area, guests of Lions Club members. Florian Rieder from Germany is staying at the home of Doug and Lois Emerson of rural Kenyon, and Candide Ersoy of Turkey and Aslaug Skreded of Norway are staying at the home of Maurice and Ann Brenna. of Minneapolis arrived Tuesday to spend a few days at the Joseph Romness home. *** Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Hilling were Sunday dinner guests at the Donald Hilling home at Hopkins. *** Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Coleman of Richland were visitors Sunday afternoon at the LeRoy Teigen home. Harland of Moland visited Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. A.G. Myran. *** Mr. and Mrs. George Romness spent from Wednesday until Friday in the Twin Cities. *** Miss Mariann Helleckson of Minneapolis was a weekend visitor at her parents home. ** Miss Patricia Kanzenbach of Faribault visited last week at the 70 Years Ago home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence August 19, 1943 Mrs. Harold Bjugan and son Bork.

Dr. Ann Goplen, daughter of Frank and Edith Goplen of Zumbrota, joined the staff at the Zumbrota Veterinary Clinic in July. *** On Saturday, July 26, the Zumbrota Community Band traveled to Freeport, Illinois, for the North West Illinois Community Band Festival. *** The Zumbrota High School class of 1968 held its 35-year reunion at the Zumbrota golf clubhouse on Saturday, August 9.

20 Years ago August 18, 1993

Jay Brewer of Zumbrota won a handmade clock at the Covered Bridge Festival. The Zumbrota Covered Bridge Society held the raffle for the prizes. *** Dr. Mark Debner joined the staff at the Zumbrota Veterinary Clinic in midJuly. *** The Zumbrota High School class of 1933 held its 60year reunion at the Covered Bridge Restaurant in Zumbrota on Friday, July 23. *** Barb Hinrichs, Darleen Johnson, Darleen Bjugan, and Gertha Loken of Lands Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, attended the Church Heritage Workshop held July 18-20 at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.

of Goodhue attended a picnic held Ray Fredrickson home for SunSunday, August 7 at the Eastside day dinner. Park in Cannon Falls. *** Mrs. 50 Years Ago Iverna Hoven spent Wednesday August 22, 1963 and Thursday at the home of Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. James Wedge enIrma Brooks. joyed the play Death of a Sales40 Years Ago man Sunday at the Guthrie TheAugust 23, 1973 atre in Minneapolis. *** Mr. and The third annual Zumbrota Cov- Mrs.Ven Maas and daughter Margo ered Bridge Corn and Chicken and Mrs. Minnie Maas from Feed will be held Sunday, August Mazeppa returned Monday night 26 at the Zumbrota Covered Bridge from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Park. *** Mr. and Mrs. Donald where they attended the wedding Rehder and Pastor and Mrs. Dean of David Maas and Miss Mary Boernke of Los Angeles, Califor- Miller on Saturday. *** Mr. and nia, were visitors at the Otto Rehder Mrs. Adolph Sohn and son Lorri home. *** Mr. and Mrs. Niles returned Saturday from a campSchulz and daughters Sara and ing trip at Big Muskellunge Lake Claire of Minneapolis were at the north of Minocqua, Wisconsin.

40 Years Ago August 23, 1973

An open house Sunday marked the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haugsland. *** Mr. and Mrs. Lars Hjermstad spent Sunday afternoon and evening at the Reuben Hjermstad home in Rochester. *** On Monday, Mrs. Earl Molstrom and Mrs. Donald Clapp visited with Sue Clapp in Bloomington.

30 Years Ago August 24, 1983

The Mid-America employees were awarded certificates of service by Bob Hawley, Zumbrota plant manager. They were Barbara Gullickson, ten years, Ann Bremer, ten years, Marvin Broin, ten years, Willard Hanson, twenty years, and Alice Hadler, thirty WANAMINGO, 1973 New members of the Wanamingo School staff years. *** Mr. and Mrs. William ZUMBROTA, 1963 The creations of these three boys were judged were on hand Monday morning for orientation. From left to right are Gary Johnson (agriculture), Linda Nelson (library science and remedial Erickson and family of Zumbrota, winners in the Crazy Day art contest. They are, from left to right, Steve and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sjoquist Hovel, Sharles Olson, and Joe Seely. reading), and Charles Steier (second grade).

50 Years Ago August 29, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Renaux and family of Rochester were Sunday dinner guests at the Jewel Ness home. *** Miss Margrette Holthe


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Wildcat cross country schedule
Aug. 26 Sept. 5 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 24 at Wabasha, 4 p.m. at Hayfield, 4:15 p.m. at Byron, 4:30 p.m. at Lake City, 4:30 p.m. at Pine Island, 4:30 p.m. at Zumbrota, 4 p.m. at Chatfield, 4:30 p.m. at Plainview, 4:30 p.m. HVL at Hayfield, 4:30 p.m. Section 1A at Rochester

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Members of the 2013 Goodhue cross country team are, from left, front row: Colin Warren, Trevor Huneke, Haley Hinrichs, Cassandra Voth and Mayra Monjaraz; middle row: Juan Chavez, Ryan Gorman, Derek Alpers, Maggie Mills, Rachel Watson, Brooke Kehren and Katherine Grigoleit;

back row: Sam Agre, Ryan Alpers, James Jonas, Ryan Grigoleit, Matt Lexvold, Joel Gadient, CJ Hahn and Sydney McNamara; Missing from the photo are: Madison Schafer, Max Schafer, Louis Los Banos and Gavin Luhman.

some running over the summer, but cross country is new to all of them. None of the kids have ever seen a cross country meet being run. Coach Opsahl said that as of the first week, Matt Lexvold has looked very strong on the boys team, and that Madison Schafer has paced the girls. Both Matt and Maddie have worked hard and have great attitudes. We want to see what they can do against competition. Goodhue will get their first opportunity to run at the Gilmore Gallop at Wabasha on Monday, August 26 beginning at 4 p.m. Goodhue will run in Section 1A in the post-season. LaCrescent and Lake City are seen as contenders in both HVL and Section 1A competition. Cotter and Lourdes are picked to be strong contenders for boys honors.
Girls Seniors: Rachel Watson, Brooke Kehren; Juniors : Haley Hinrichs, Sydney McNamara, Maggie Mills, Katherine Grigoleit, Madison Schafer; Freshmen: Cassandra Voth, Mayra Monjaraz Boys Senior : James Jonas, Matt Lexvold, Louis Los Banos, Gavin Luhman; Junior: Ryan Grigoleit; Sophomores: Ryan Alpers, Joel Gadient, CJ Hahn; Freshmen: Sam Agre, Max Schafer; Eighth -graders: Trevor Huneke, Ryan Gorman, Derek Alpers; Seventh-graders: Colin Warren, Juan Chavez


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Cross country returns to Goodhue after 35 years

By Faye Haugen GOODHUE You have to go back 35 years to find the last time Goodhue High School offered a running sport to their athletes. No more as cross country returns. Twenty-four athletes dot Coach Mark Opsahls roster, 15 boys and nine girls. The kids have a great attitude. We are anxious to start the season to see what we have, said Coach Opsahl. It has been forever since Goodhue has had a running sport, but we wanted to offer this as a way to get more kids involved. We hate to make cuts, but when you have 30 girls out for volleyball and you can only have so many on the team, cuts have to be made. We are giving kids an opportunity to have fun and get in better shape. Coach Opsahl noted that the new runners in the Cat CC program did not know if they would have a team until August 5. Weve been looking for a coach since February, remarked Opsahl who stepped into the coaching ranks just a few weeks ago. Oddly enough, Opsahl was connected to those 1970s Goodhue cross country teams, acting as a manager. Some of the girls did

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Cougar cross country schedule
Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 19 Oct. 27 at Stewartville, 4 p.m. at Hayfield, 4:30 p.m. at Rochester, 4 p.m. at Pine Island, 4:30 p.m. at Milaca, 9 a.m. Zumbrota 4 p.m. at Owatonna, 4 p.m. HVL at Hayfield, 4:30 p.m. Section 1AA at Owatonna

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Members of the 2013 Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo cross country team are, from left, front row: Clara Flikke, Callie Ryan, Sarah Benrud, Skyler Jacobson, Raymond Valek, Ben Knowlton, Fletcher Bengston and Corbin Avery; second row: Kellie Nordquist, Cennedy Gunhus, Cole Haferman, Micah Grove, Noah Krueger, Joey Majerus and Jack Owen;

third row; Ben Bohn, Emma Schnieders, Whitney Ellefson, Isabelle Finholm, Debbie Miller, Maddie Patterson Emily Karl and Katie Bohn; back row: Paul Dahlen, James Drettwan, Brady Hinrichs, Craig Banks, Eric Hokanson, Ben Nystuen, Ben Kleese, Luke Nelson, Cody Heitman and Ben Erickson. Missing from the photo is Chase Steffen.

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411 Main St., Zumbrota 732-5103 By Faye Haugen ZUMBROTA Picking a starting six for the ZumbrotaMazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo boys and girls cross country teams shouldnt be too tough for coach Brad Smith. All of his top runners are back from last years squad. As much as things will be the same as last year with all of the familiar faces, the Cougars do face some big changes. After running in Section 1A the past four years, ZMKW will jump back up to Section 1AA for post-season competition for the next two years, at least. That means competing against the likes of Albert Lea, Austin, Farmington, Hastings, Red Wing, Kasson-Mantorville, Lakeville North and South, Owatonna, Winona, Northfield Faribault and Rochesters John Marshall, Mayo and Century. It is what it is, lamented Coach Smith of running against the big schools, something the Cougars did for 12 straight years before dropping back into Section 1A from 2009-2013. We are the smallest school competing in Class AA in cross country. We are just big enough to qualify to move up a class. But we have been paired with KenyonWanamingo since 1985, and we make a great combination that benefits both schools. We do not want to change that. Cougar boys Seven letterwinning boys dot the ZMKW lineup. Monogram winners back are seniors: Ben Kleese, James Drettwan, Ben Nystuen and Luke Nelson; juniors: Eric Hokanson, Brady Hinrichs and Micah Grove; and sophomore Ben Bohn. Non-letterwinners expected to contribute are seniors: Chase Steffen, and Cody Heitman; juniors: Paul Dahlen, Joey Majerus and Craig Banks; sophomores: Jack Owen and Noah Krueger; freshmen: Ben Erickson and Cole Haferman; eighth-graders: Ben Knowlton, Corbin Avery and Fletcher Bengston; and seventhgrader Raymond Valek. ZMKW graduated just one letterwinner in Paul Annonson. We have all of our starters


July 29 By Alicia Hunt-Welch 11:23 a.m. A car pulled out in The following information was provided by the Goodhue County front of a stop sign near County Roads 11 and 10 in Roscoe TownSheriffs Office. ship as a semi was passing and July 26 7:38 p.m. A male stopped at a struck the side of the trailer. No house near County Roads 12 and injuries were reported. 1 in Cherry Grove Township and 5:35 p.m. Medical assistance reported that a truck broke down was requested on 3rd Ave. and possibly causing a hazard to July 30 3:10 p.m. Home checks and motorists. The Kenyon Police Department assisted a deputy on site. extra patrol were requested on the 7:54 p.m. A verbal warning 6200 block of Cty 30 in Wanawas given to a dog owner on Main mingo Township. 3:51 p.m. A vehicle turning St who lets the dog wander. 9:53 p.m. A deputy checked off Hwy 60 onto 3rd Ave cut the on the welfare of a person on the corner and struck a vehicle at the 40800 block of 90th Ave in stop sign. No injuries were reWanamingo Township. The per- ported. 5:52 p.m. A dog attacked anson was fine. other dog on 1st Ave. The aggresJuly 27 8:42 a.m. Harassment involv- sive dog was quarantined. The ing neighbor issues was reported owner plans to put the dog down. on Main St. 11:11 p.m. While conducting 6:47 p.m. Family complaints a business check near SEMA, a were reported on 2nd Ave. deputy observed a pickup truck July 28 near Bakers Tire Service ware12:00 a.m. Two males wear- house on Hwy 60. As the deputy ing dark hooded sweatshirts were pulled into the Bakers lot the truck seen fleeing from an area by the moved behind the building and gas station. A deputy was unable turned its lights off. The deputy to locate the males. approached the truck and it sped 12:03 a.m. A highly intoxi- in between buildings and through cated female was reported stum- a field. The deputy attempted to bling near 3rd St E and Main St. follow but lost sight of the veThe female refused to show ID. A hicle. Other deputies and the state residence was located nearby and patrol searched the area for the her grandparents took custody of truck but it was not located. Bakers her. was advised of the incident. 9:37 p.m. A citation for no July 31 muffler was issued near Cty 30 1:18 p.m. A deputy assisted and 110th Ave in Wanamingo Wabasha County by checking for Township. a subject wanted on a warrant on 11:58 p.m. A citation for no the 43100 block of 145th Ave Way proof of insurance was issued near in Minneola Township. The subHwy 60 and 150th Ave in Minneola ject turned himself in at the law Township.

Tigers are stopped by Owatonna

By Faye Haugen ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota Tigers baseball team saw their 2013 summer season come to an end in the Region 5C playoffs on Saturday, August 24 in Owatonna. The Tigers opened the 5C/Twin Rivers League playoffs with a 107 loss to eventual champion Waseca. Dropped into the losers bracket of the double elimination tournament, the Tigers defeated the Rochester Roadrunners 10-5 and the Winona Chiefs 4-3 before taking on Owatonna. The Aces got off to a 1-0 start in the first inning, adding six more runs in the second. The Tigers plated a solo run in the second inning. Three Zumbrota runs scored in the second inning when enforcement center.
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Ryan Paukert was hit by a pitch and AJ Yusten, Eric Swiggum (RBI), Josh Shirley (RBI) and Drew Paukert (RBI) all singled to narrow the score to 7-4. The Aces put the game away in the sixth inning when they scored six additional runs, four on a grand slam. Cody Lodermeier started on the mound for the Tigers, tossing 6.1 innings with two strikeouts, five walks and 10 hits. Noah Grove closed out the last two-thirds of an inning with one strikeout, three walks and one hit. Eric Swiggum went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with a double and an RBI to lead the Tiger offense. Josh Shirley had a pair of hits and two RBI. Ryan Paukert, AJ YusAugust 2

ten, Cody Lodermeier and Drew Paukert all added a single. The Tigers end their second season with a 16-9 record. Other members of the Zumbrota team include Decker Starr, Chuck Ohm, Zach VanOstrand, Jon Yusten, Alex VanOstrand, Jordan Thompson, Sean Wingfield and Nick Liffrig.
Zumbrota Tigers 4 Owatonna Aces 14 R H E Aces 1 6 0 0 0 6 1 14 11 0 Tigers 0130000 4 9 1 Pitching IP K BB H R ER Z- Lodermeier 6.1 2 5 10 13 12 Z - Grove .2 1 3 1 1 1 Owatonna 7 6 1 9 4 4 1B: Z Ryan Paukert, AJ Yusten, Eric Swiggum (2), Cody Lodermeier, Josh Shirley (20, Drew Paukert; 2B: Z Eric Swiggum

back, and with the addition of some new runners, we should do well, remarked Coach Smith. The key for the new runners is to learn to run smart. A cross country meet is not a 400-meter run. You try to pick runners ahead of you off one at a time. You do not have to run at the lead. Both Nystuen and Hokanson earned HVL All Conference honors last season, and Coach Smith is hoping to add a few more to that list. We have a lot of new guys out, wrestlers and basketball players, who will help us out and will push the rest of the team. Being out for cross country will help them in other sports. We just want to get kids out, have them be active and have a good time, Smith pointed out. We just need for them to learn to run smart. Lourdes and Kasson-Mantorville will be tough in both HVL action and in Section 1A and 1AA. Cougar girls Like the Cougar boys team, the ZMKW girls lost just one runner in senior Mikayla Myran. Six letterwinners return to the Cougar girls team in seniors: Debbie Miller, Emily Karl, and Katie Bohn; sophomore Callie Ryan; freshman Maddie Patterson; and eighth-grader Skyler Jacobson. Non-letterwinners who will contribute are seniors: Cennedy Gunhus and Whitney Ellefson; junior Isabelle Finholm; sophomores: Emma Schnieders , Kelli Nordquist and Sarah Benrud; and eighth-grader Clara Flikke. Jacobson was a nice surprise last season in her first year of cross country. She earned HVL All Conference honors and placed 75th in the Class A meet in Northfield. We do have everyone back, but the girls team does not have the depth the boys team does. The key will be to stay healthy, said Coach Smith. We have a lot of girls out who are trying cross country for the first time. They have great attitudes after the first week of practice. Lake City, Lourdes and LaCrescent are picked to be the teams to watch in HVL competition. In Class AA, Lakeville South placed sixth in the state meet and they have everyone returning. Lakeville North placed 15th and they have six of their top seven back. ZMKW opens the season on Thursday, August 29 at 4 p.m. when they run at Stewartville.
Girl letterwinners: seniors: Debbie Miller, Emily Karl, Katie Bohn; sophomores: Callie Ryan; freshman: Maddie Patterson; eighthgrader: Skylar Jacobson, Boy letterwinners: seniors: Ben Kleese, Ben Nystuen, James Drettwan, Luke Nelson; juniors: Eric Hokanson, Brady Hinrichs, Micah Grove; sophomore: Ben Bohn Girl Non-letterwinners: senior: Cennedy Gunhus, Whitney Ellefson; junior: Isabelle Finholm; sophomores: Emma Schnieders, Kellie Nordquist, Sarah Benrud; eighth-grader: Clara Flikke Boy Non-letterwinners: seniors: Chase Steffen, Cody Heitman; juniors: Craig Banks, Joey Majerus, Paul Dahlen; sophomores: Jack Owen, Noah Krueger; freshmen: Ben Erickson, Cole Haferman; eighth-graders: Ben Knowlton, Corbin Avery, Fletcher Bengston; seventh-grader: Raymond Valek

7:40 a.m. A citation for driving after suspension and speeding was issued near County Roads 12 and 10 in Roscoe Township. 8:48 a.m. A speeding ticket was issued near Cty 11 and Hwy 57 in Roscoe Township. 5:04 p.m. A brown steer was loose near 3rd Ave eating grass along Hwy 57. The owner was located. 10:40 p.m. A citation for a plate impoundment violation was issued on Hillcrest Manor Ave.

8:43 a.m. A suspicious tarp was over a possible grave on the 42900 block of Cty 1 in Wanamingo Township. Nothing appeared to be under the tarp. 9:18 a.m. A person reported their vehicle was stolen the previous night in Faribault and that it

might be on the 11700 block of 415th St in Wanamingo Township. The vehicle was located and returned to the complainant. A man was arrested for receiving stolen property. Another subject at the residence was taken into custody on a Dodge County warrant.

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Wildcat football schedule
Aug. 23 Hayfield Aug. 30 at Spring Valley Sept. 6 Chatfield Sept. 3 at Caledonia Sept. 20 Wabasha-Kellogg Oct. 4 at Adams Oct. 11 Fillmore Central Oct. 16 at Rushford Home games in BOLD All matches start at 7 p.m.

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Members of the 2013 Goodhue football team are, from left, front row: Walker Kennedy, Bailee OReilly, Cooper Danielson, Gilmer Gomez, Kacey Bollum, Jacob Lawrence, Nicholas Thomforde, John Altendorf, Taylor Buck, Lucas Thomforde and Ben Opsahl; second row: Adam Poncelet, Brandon Gullerud, Wilson Jonas, Edward Otterness, Jacob Gilsdorf, Brett Schrimpf, Chas Danielson, Sam Kyllo, Casey Deneen, Ryan Evans, Julio Parra and Ethan Schafer; third row: Nathan Altendorf,

Jacob Pasch, Garrett Huemann, Riley Huemann, Logan Breuer, Chuck Dahling, Derek Ryan, Sam McNamara, Alex Thomforde, Justyn Lind, Matt Deneen and Sam Opsahl; back row: Nathan Lamoreux, Jacob McNamara, Tyler Vikingson, Tyler Schumacher, Ray Tipcke, Cameron Dowden, Austin Buck, Josh Dahling, Aaron Austin, Riley Augustine, Cody Nord and Calvin Peterson.

Bethlehem Academy and Rushford-Peterson. Both Blooming Prairie and BA lost some of their top players to graduation, but both return a lot of players. We hope to be in the mix when playoffs begin. Of course, the key is being healthy, Poncelet added.
Letterwinners Yr Ht Wt O D Alex Thomforde 12 511 155 WR CB Austin Buck 12 62 240 TE DE Cody Nord 12 6 165 WR CB Jacob Gilsdorf 12 510 155 RB LB Riley Huemann 12 58 165 RB LB Tyler Vikingson 12 61 17 L L Matt Deneen 12 56 165 L L Derek Ryan 12 59 190 L L Ben Ramboldt 12 510 240 L L Josh Dahling 12 61 275 L L Logan Breuer 11 57 160 RB LB Tyler Schumacher 11 61 170 QB S Chuck Dahling 11 511 185 L L Sam McNamara 10 511 160 RB LB Calvin Peterson 10 62 165 RB LB Non-Letterwinners Yr H Wt O D Jacob Pasch 11 511 165 QB DB Riley Augustine 11 62 175 TE DE Ray Tipcke 11 62 240 L L Nathan Lamoreux 11 6 165 L L Charlie Bristol 10 58 140 WRCB Wilson Jonas 10 510 160 RB L Nathan Altendorf 10 511 165 WRDB Ed Otterness 10 58 130 RB DB Casey Deneen 10 56 165 RB LB Garett Huemann 10 59 160 RB LB Ryan Evans 10 511 170 WRLB Justyn Lind 10 510 170 WRLB Chase Danielson 10 59 165 L L Sam Kyllo 10 6 165 L L Aaron Austin 10 62 260 L L Brett Schrimpf 10 510 170 L LB Gilmer Gomez 9 56 135 K


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Goodhue needs to fill most of their skill positions

By Faye Haugen GOODHUE Graduation cleaned house of Goodhues skill positions from last years 4-6 football squad that reached the Section 1A semifinals. With leading running backs and receivers all gone, Coach Tony Poncelet is working his squad hard to find those replacements. He does have back his starting quarterback. Coach Poncelet and his staff graduated just eight seniors in leading running backs Dillon Huemann (all conference) and Kyle Drehmel, receivers Alex Weckerling, Zach Hinsch and Tyson Dicke, and linemen Jake Blattner, Mitchell Breuer (all conference) and Ryan Tipcke (all conference. Weve got some experience back on both sides of the ball, but we have more depth this year than last. We didnt have that depth last year and it showed in the fourth quarter, remarked Coach Poncelet. We should be able to play more kids and finish the game strong. The Wildcats will open the season a week earlier than usual due to the nine teams in the Blue Division of the Southern Football Alliance, a merging or the HVL and Three Rivers Conference. Fifteen letterwinners return to start the 2013 Goodhue season at home against Hayfield on Friday at 7 p.m Monogram winners back are seniors: Alex Thomforde, Austin Buck, Cody Nord, Riley Huemann, Tyler Vikingson, Matt Deneen, Derek Ryan, Ben Ramboldt and Josh Dahling; juniors: Tyler Schumacher, Jacob Gilsdorf, Logan Breuer, and Chuck Dahling; and sophomores: Sam McNamara, and Calvin Peterson. Working hard for playing time are juniors: Jacob Pasch, Ray Tipcke, Nathan Lamoreux and Riley Augustine; sophomores: Charlie Bristol, Wilson Jonas, Nathan Altendorf, Ed Otterness, Casey Deneen, Ryan Evans, Justyn Lind, Chase Danielson, Garett Huemann, Sam Kyllo, Aaron Austin and Brett Schrimpf; and freshman Gilmer Gomez. With junior Tyler Schumacher back at quarterback, Coach Poncelet has that skill position back. Schumacher passed for over 800 yards in HVL play in 2012. The Cats have seven starters back on offense and four on defense, but Coach Poncelet said that there is plenty of competition for playing time with the sophomore class looking very good. Guys that started last year could be competing for playing time this year, Coach Poncelet remarked. For the past several years the Wildcats have taken a beating in HVL Gold Division play against many Class AAA and AA schools. With the switch to the SFA, Goodhue will face many Class A teams including Fillmore Central, Kingsland, RushfordPeterson, Southland, and Wabasha-Kellogg. Blue Division favorites, defending state champion Caledonia and Chatfield are both Class AA teams. It all goes through Caledonia until someone beats them, remarked Coach Poncelet of the Warriors who have won state titles in football five of the last six years. This is supposed to be Chatfields year. They play Caledonia right away this season and they lost just 6-0 to them last year. In post-season play, the Wildcats will still face tough competition from Blooming Prairie,

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petition in both the HVL and in Section 1A this season. LaCrescent and Lake City get her nod in the girls race. We are hoping to be able to have a strong core of runners to place somewhere in the middle of both the races, she predicted. The Panther runners have also been active in the community, volunteering at the Treadman Dulathon, organizing an elementary cross country race with over 80 students participating, and spearheading a food drive of pasta for the local food shelf. Pine Island will take part in the Stewartville Invitational on Thursday starting at 4 p.m.
Girl letterwinners: senior: Adeline Angst; junior: Kaitlyn Champa; sophomores: Summer Rauk, Taylor Rasmussen; freshman: eighthgrader: Josselyn Lindahl Boy letterwinners: seniors: Tyler Lejcher, Ethan Ellefson; juniors: Jimmy Kroll, Hunter Kraling, Isaiah Ondler; freshman: Jack Williams; eighth-grader: Garrett Bates Girl Non-letterwinners: junior: Jordyn Braaten; sophomores: Jesselyn Lonneman, Kaia Perry; freshmen: Kristina Hoerle, Alyssa Bronk; eighth-grader: Jocasta Adelsman; seventh-graders; Ally Noll, Carolyn Kittleson, Abby Bauman, Alyssa Rauk Boy Non-letterwinners: seniors : Ben Bauer, Adam Pleschourt, Jack Miller, Sam McPhail; juniors: Marcus Aarsvold, Adam Barsness, Sam Baska, Jeremy Clark, Brandon Haze, Jason Hoerle, Collin Murray, Garrett Talbot; sophomores: Cole Weiss, Shane Field; freshmen: Logan Meurer, Isaac Haman, Sam Kepros, Noah Koening, Trevor Turner, Tucker Strande, Noah Bauer; eighth-graders: Evan Goplen, Caleb Hedlund; seventh-graders: David Barsness, Maxwell Campeau, Andy Kroll, Danny Langworthy, Jacob Wright


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Members of the 2013 Pine Island cross country team are, from left, front row: Kristina Hoerle, Jacob Wright, Maxwell Campeau, Evan Goplen, Abby Bauman Carolyn Kittleson, Josselyn Lindahl, Logan Meurer, Jack Williams, Danny Langworthy, David Barsness, Andy Kroll, Ally Noll and Noah Bauer; second row: Jesselyn Lonneman, Kaitlyn Champa, Jordyn Braaten, Adeline Angst, Taylor Rasmussen, Kaia Perry, Sam Kepros, Isaac Haman, Trevor Turner, Tucker Strande, Brandon Haze,

Garrett Talbot, Isaiah Ondler and Tyler Lejcher; back row: Sam McPhail, Alex Keigley, Shane Field, Marcus Aarsvold, Jimmy Kroll, Garrett Beats, Caleb Hedlund, Noah Koening, Sam Baska, Adam Barsness, Collin Murray, Jeremy Clark, Hunter Kraling, Jack Miller and Jason Hoerle; missing from the photo are Alyssa Rauk, Summer Rauk, Jocasta Adelsman, Alyssa Bronk, Cole Weiss, Ethan Ellefson and Adam Pleschourt.

PI cross country team continues growth spurt

Good luck to the PI Cross Country Runners!
By Faye Haugen PINE ISLAND It wasnt that long ago that Pine Island cross country coach Amy Northrop had trouble filling out a varsity lineup due to lack of runners. That will not be the case this season as Northrop has over 50 athletes to draw from. Numbers, numbers, numbers. What a great first week of practice we had, said Coach Northrop. Half of the team is new to cross country and we are excited to have them. After graduating 11 of last years 32, we were prepared for a bit of a drop in numbers. Fortunately, the kids are so excited about the unique opportunities that cross country presents, that we are continuing to grow. Panther girls The Panther girls return five letterwinners from last season in senior Adeline Angst, junior Kaitlyn Champa; sophomores Summer Rauk, and Taylor Rasmussen; and eighth-grader: Josselyn Lindahl Non-letterwinners working hard are junior Jordyn Braaten; sophomores: Jesselyn Lonneman, and Kaia Perry; freshmen: Kristina Hoerle and Alyssa Bronk; eighth-graders: Ally Noll, Carolyn Kittleson and Jocasta Adelsman; and seventh-graders: Abby Bauman and Alyssa Rauk. The Panthers graduated five letterwinners in Courtney OReilly, Lisa Greenslade, Sabrina Norte, Mattie Shelton and Caitlin Kneeland. We have a core of three girls back (Lindahl, Rasmussen, Angst) who competed for the number one spot throughout last season, remarked Coach Northrop. Many of the kids put in quality miles during the summer, and we had outstanding leadership from our captains thus far. The coaching staff is so excited to see the kids stay motivated to achieve, and we are looking forward to seeing how we shake out in competition. Panther boys The PI boys return seven letterwinners in seniors: Tyler Lejcher and Ethan Ellefson; juniors: Jimmy Kroll, Hunter Kraling and Isaiah Ondler; freshman Jack Williams; and eighth-grader well. Coach Northrop looks for Garrett Bates Those veteran runners will be Cotter, Lourdes and Kasson-Manjoined by non-letterwinners, se- torville to be tough in boys comniors: Ben Bauer, Adam Pleschourt, Jack Miller and Sam McPhail; juniors: Garrett Talbot, Collin Murray, Jason Hoerle, Brandon Haze, Jeremy Clark, Sam Baska, Adam Barsness and Marcus Aarsvold; sophomores: Shane Field and Cole Weiss; and freshmen: Logan Meurer, Isaac Haman, Noah Koening and Sam Kepros. The Panthers graduated Christian Kroll. Josh Meyers, Garrett Stensgard, Isaiah Rutten (HVL All Conference), James Schroder and Kodey Weis. We are returning our top boys in juniors Isaiah Ondler and Jack Williams. Both ran well last year and Ondler experienced success in track and field last season as part of the 4x800-meter relay team that placed third at State, pointed out Coach Northrop, who added, When I first started in Pine Island, our goal and overall outlook was to be able to field a full team. Now, we really look to be more competitive than in years past. Experiencing success in track and field and wrestling will aid some of these kids as they want to achieve in cross country as

86 South Main Street, Pine Island 507-356-8324 www.pineislandlumber.com Panther cross country schedule
Aug. 26 Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Oct. 1 Oct. 9 Oct. 15 Oct. 27 at Wabasha, 4 p.m. at Stewartville, 4 p.m. at Hayfield, 4:30 p.m. at Rochester, 4 p.m. Pine Island, 4:30 p.m. at Blooming Prairie, 4:30 p.m. at Zumbrota 4:15 p.m. at Chatfield, 4:30 p.m. at Plainview, 4 p.m. HVL at Hayfield, 4 p.m. Section 1A at Rochester, 4 p.m.


Friday, August 23
PIZM boys soccer, PEM at Pine Island, 5 p.m. PIZM girls soccer at Eyota, 5 p.m. Goodhue football, Hayfield at Goodhue, 7 p.m.

Monday, August 26
Goodhue cross country at Wabasha, 4 p.m. Pine Island cross country at Wabasha, 4 p.m. ZMKW cross country at Wabasha, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27
PIZM boys soccer at Stewartville, 5 p.m. PIZM girls soccer at Plainview, 7 p.m. Goodhue volleyball at Red Wing, 7 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa volleyball, St. Charles at Zumbrota, 7 p.m.


Q: The DNR is in the process of determining the abundance of pheasants in the states pheasant range. How is this number determined? A: Since 1955, the Minnesota DNR has conducted annual roadside surveys during the first two weeks of August to estimate pheasant abundance. These surveys entail counting all pheasants observed while driving each of 152 survey routes one to four routes per county in Minnesotas pheasant range. The annual August roadside surveys do not provide a total census, but rather an index of relative abundance. This information is then used to monitor changes in the pheasant population over time. The results of the survey are reported in early September and provide a good forecast of the upcoming pheasant hunting season. Nicole Davros, DNR wildlife biologist

Thursday, August 29
PIZM boys soccer at Faribault, 5 p.m. PIZM girls soccer at Stewartville, 7 p.m. Pine Island cross country at Stewartville, 4 p.m. ZMKW cross country at Stewartville, 4 p.m. Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball at Rochester John Marshall, 7 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa volleyball at Rochester Mayo, 7 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa football, Byron at Zumbrota, 7 p.m.

Allen Landscaping donates trees to Pine Island sports fields

Allen Landscaping of Oronoco donated a number of trees around the Pine Island High School baseball field. Barb, Brody, Owen, Corbin and Corey have provided Panther fans with some welcome shade and have enhanced the landscape of the Pine Island sports complex.

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