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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 No. 46

One Dollar

Sixty-year members of the Mazeppa American Legion recognized

Results of area elections

Election Day was Tuesday, of 1,069 to 522. November 5. The following are Pine Island School Board In the Pine Island School Board the results of area elections. election, the top three vote-getReferendums Kenyon-Wanamingo School ters of the four people who anDistrict voters approved a nounced their candidacy were $682.58 per pupil referendum by elected to three-year terms to bea vote of 633 to 205. gin the first Monday in January Zumbrota-Mazeppa School 2014. Voting results: Kerry District voters approved a $350 Hayden 314, April Bailey 239, per pupil referendum by a vote write-in candidate Jeremy Douglas 235, Randy DePestel 146.

Eighty-five people attended the annual Mazeppa veterans supper on Saturday, November 9 at the Mazeppa Legion Post #588. From left to right are Roy Goranson, Commander of the Mazeppa Legion and Veterans Honor Guard; Frank Goplen, keynote speaker and World War II ex-POW; Ivan Frank; Martin Meerkins; Bob Tri; Frank Irwin, Mazeppa Legion 1st Vice Commander and Membership Chairman; and Lenora Irwin, Mazeppa American Legion Auxiliary President. Frank, Meerkins, and Tri have been members of the Mazeppa Legion for over 60 years.

By Alicia Hunt-Welch MAZEPPA The annual veterans supper was held at Mazeppa American Legion Post #588 on November 9. Receiving special recognition were five men who have been members of the post for sixty or more years. Four of these men served during the Korean War and one served during World War II. John Befort served in the Army during the Korean War from 19521953. He was assigned to the ordinance division (rebuilding old jeep motors and half-trucks) in Yokahama, Japan, and was thankful for that location rather than being sent to Korea. Befort joined the Legion after his return from the military. Befort has been a member of the Mazeppa American Legion for 61 years. He enjoys receiving the Legion magazine and keeping up on veterans issues. He has been married to Joan for 56 years and they have five children and ten grandchildren.

Ivan Frank served in the Army during the Korean War. He joined the military in 1953 and served with the 3rd Army 11th Airborne. After basic training in Kentucky, he was transferred to the 27th Engineers company in North Carolina for a short time before returning to Kentucky. He joined the Legion after ending his military service. Frank has been a member of the Legion for 60 years. He enjoys marching in many parades. He has been married to Darlene for 61 years. They have three children, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren with one on the way. Martin Meerkins joined the Army in 1951 during the Korean War. He was stationed in Fort Eustis, Virginia as a mess sergeant. After being discharged in 1953, he joined the Legion primarily because a friend suggested it. He has been a member of the Legion for 60 years. He said, They make you feel good to be a member.

He has been married to Bonnie for 58 years. They have four children, seven grandchildren, and one

In attendance at the Mazeppa veterans dinner was the Girls State representative from Auxiliary Unit #588, Marie Johnson, a ZumbrotaMazeppa High School senior.

great-grandchild. Walter Schultz joined the Army in 1952 during the Korean War. He went to basic training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Then he shipped off to the Kuma Valley in Korea and served in the artillery division. He was discharged in 1954 from the military. Schultz joined the Legion and has been a mem- Goodhue ber for 60 years. He said there is a lot of work that is required to keep the Legion running. He has enjoyed remodeling the building, tending the bar and working Bingo. Meerkins has been married to Irene for 54 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. Robert Tri, Sr. was drafted into the Army infantry in 1944 during World War II. After completing basic training in Washington, he shipped out to Japan. During his tour of duty he was in Saipan, Okinawa, and the Philippines. Tri was trained for the invasion of Japan. After the Japan division was deactivated he joined the 11th Airborne and took paratrooper training. After World War II ended, Tri was discharged in 1947 and returned home. In 1953, Tri joined the American Legion. For many years he was a member of the firing squad and participated in many veteran ceremonies. Tri said, I think we have one of the best little Legion posts in the country...they are a good unit; good friends. One of the highlights of his time was when four veterans from the Mazeppa Legion went on the WWII Honor Flight to see war memorials in Washington DC. For 62 years he was married to LaVerne. She passed away in 2010 after a lengthy illness. The couple had five children, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The American Legion Post #588 annual veterans dinner is for veterans and their spouses. The pro- Goodhue FFA member Jared Luhman was awarded the American Degree gram recognized all veterans for at the National FFA Convention and Expo held in Louisville, Kentucky, their service and for their years of October 30 through November 2. Legion membership.

Pine Island

PI School Board supports constructing new PreK-4 building and remodeling existing building
By Alice Duschanek-Myers PINE ISLAND Following the Pine Island School Board meeting on November 7, a board retreat was held to continue discussing the community facility task force recommendation to build a new school on an additional site. After the board looked at their options and a list of guiding principles shared with them by residents, the majority of the board agreed to support funding a new PreK-4 school at a different site for $25.5 million and remodeling the existing grades 5-12 building for $9.3 million, which voters will decide on next year. A final decision on the proposal will be made at the regular meeting on November 18. Input was gathered from community meetings in March and January, surveys, comments from residents, and meetings with the task force. From that input this list of guiding principles was formed: Finding a solution that will last for at least ten years into the future, planning for 3.5% growth or 1,700 students. Building for ten years but planning for twenty. Dont lock the district in a box. Planning for facilities for STEM and technical curriculum. Creating a solution that attracts and increases community growth. Creating a plan for the existing facility that continues a strong presence in the downtown. Being wise with the dollar. Invest in the best engineering value. Improving to facilitate technology for 21st century learning and expansion of the curriculum with STEM. Creating a plan that addresses school safety and security. Making it attractive to future home buyers. Including any input from the community planning team to fit into investment for community needs. Not planning for more operating expenses in the annual budget than they can afford to run the district. Planning for needs vs. wants. Consider the taxpayers. In the solution, providing funds and plans for the existing facility. The task force recommended either building a new PreK-4 school at a different site for $25.5 million or a new grades 9-12 high school for $41.1 million on a new site. These costs do not include the purchase of land. The Minnesota Department of Education recommends these acreage amounts plus one acre per 100 students: elementary school, 15; middle school, 25; high school, 35. Considering the costs, each board member outlined preferences with costs for a new school and changes to the existing buildings. There was consensus to build a new PreK-grade 4 school. The board considered the costs of spending $4.6 million for necessary deferred maintenance that is a priority to complete in the next 1-3 years in the 1934 and 1959 buildings. The board agreed to demolish ($250,000) and rebuild the 1934 building and create a new secure entrance ($1.25 million) and possibly additional space on the second floor. They agreed to demolish 75% of the 1959 building ($200,000), leaving the kitchen, and rebuilding secondary classrooms to accommodate STEM programming, labs, or technology ($3.55 million). The board determined it was better to spend $5.25 million to upgrade the space than $4.6 million for deferred maintenance. A new 600-seat auditorium could be constructed with the new 1934 entrance for $6.5 million. The board members were not all in favor of this because of the costs. They agreed to include the auditorium in a separate question on the ballot for taxpayers to make the decision. Including the changes to the 1934 and 1959 buildings, the majority of the school board agreed with spending a total of $9.3 million on improvements and remodeling of the existing building for grades 5-12. Some of the other improvements include library, weight room, renovations for music and art, conversions for high school space, and meeting areas. A portion of the courtyard could be remodeled for hybrid learning and additional cafeteria space. The board requested more information to consider improve-

Luhman awarded national American FFA Degree

INDIANAPOLIS Jared Luhman, a member of the Goodhue FFA chapter, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo held October 30 through November 2 in Louisville, Kentucky. The American FFA Degree is bestowed up on a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. Less than one half of one percent of FFA members earn the award each year, making it one of the organizations highest honors. Sponsored by ADM Crop Risk Services, Case IH, DuPont Pioments to the existing track and fields or building an athletic center for track, soccer, and football. There are questions about investing in improvements in the area that experiences flooding and how to elevate the land. The cost is $0.5 million of deferred maintenance to resurface the old track to be safe for practice, or $2 million to build a new track and center. The board is considering including this as a separate question on the ballot for taxpayers to make this decision. The meeting was closed for the board to discuss land acquisition and to respect residents privacy.

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neer, Elanco, Farm Credit and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA foundation, the award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs. To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agricultural enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours of community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement. Each of the 3,578 recipients of the American FFA Degree received a gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate, after being recognized on stage at the national convention. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through twelve who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.


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A lifetime of presidential deceptions

Publishers Notebook
By Pete Grimsrud

The Barack Obama administration repeatedly offered falsehoods for the attack on our embassy in Benghazi. Obama professed outrage at the Bush administration for the use of Guantanamo Military Prison but continues to use it himself. He promised to foster a positive image of America throughout the world, but hes been caught eavesdropping on allies and killing innocent people with drone attacks. In the new book Double Down: Game Change 2012, he is quoted as telling aides that he is really good at killing people (with drones). Obama promised to reach across the aisle, but he apparently meant with the IRS. He passed the Affordable Care Act without one Republican vote and bypassing typical procedure after Ted Kennedys seat was lost in an election that was thought to have consequences. His signature legislation may be remembered for this quote, If you like your health plan, you can keep it. He lied. He is not the first, nor will he be the last. We can lump him with all the other deceivers of the oval office. George W. Bush deceived

all Americans about weapons of mass destruction proof in Iraq. In 2003, he announced that combat operations in Iraq were over with a Mission Accomplished sign behind him untrue. Bill Clinton lied to Americans about an extramarital affair with Gennifer Flowers while running for president. In defense against the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit, he denied having sexual relations with the young intern, Monica Lewinsky. Clinton is remembered for the affairs, the stained dress, and obfuscating with the definition of is. Some lies, like Clintons, may not have a direct impact on policy, but they certainly impacted his effectiveness to run the country. Other lies cost elections. George H.W. Bush promised conservatives, Read my lips: no new taxes. This failed promise cost him his base and votes to third party candidate Ross Perot in the election. Bush is also accountable for his part in the Iran-Contra affair as vice president. He lied and said that he was out of the loop. Ronald Reagan also pleaded ignorance in the Iran-Contra affair. The action was in direct violation of the U.S. Congress. The International Court of Justice ruled that the U.S. violated international law in Nicaragua. Covert arms sales to Iran, our hostage-taking enemy, were secretly diverted to the Nicaraguan Contra rebels. Jimmy Carter will always be

remembered for the Iran hostage crisis. Americans were gripped by the audacity of Iranians storming our embassy. This was blowback going back to the Eisenhower administrations overthrow of the democratically elected leader of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddeq, who threatened to nationalize oil. Gerald Ford never had much of a chance following and pardoning Richard Nixon for Watergate. Nixon is infamous for bugging offices of political opponents and using all government agencies at his disposal to harass them. Watergate was a needless breakin to the Democratic party headquarters. He told the American people that he was not a crook. But this lie cost him the presidency. Lyndon B. Johnson escalated our involvement in Vietnam by fabricating the Gulf of Tonkin incident to mislead and draft Americans into war. The Presidents of my lifetime may believe their deceptions were justifiable to achieve whats best for the nation. And their supporters sometimes argue that this is better than the alternative. Hope and Change turned out to be just a hypocritical attempt at changing the Washington culture. As I peer into the future, I see more of the same. Especially if the objective is simply to reach another civil rights milestone by electing a woman.

The dollar is worth...

From Devils Kitchen
By Jan David Fisher

Years ago, our money was based on the value of gold. Several pressures were applied to the federal government to remove the gold. First, we were running out of gold to use as treasury markers. Next, the federal government was holding the value of gold at an artificial level of $35 per ounce. And finally, the market needed the price of gold to rise for not treasury use in the manufacturing of jewelry, electronics, and other devices. Before the conversion from gold, our dollar bills had a statement on them that the paper money could be redeemed with gold and silver. The one dollar bills were also known as silver certificates. Today, the one dollar bill has printed on it, Federal Reserve Note, and This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private. Some people have proposed that our currency be based on the Gross

National Product less the national debt. This means our money is almost worthless, as the national debt approaches the GNP. In any case, we have faith and believe that a one dollar bill is worth one dollars worth of goods and services. The Federal Reserve System is now responsible for the value of the dollar. The Federal Reserve used to base its money policy on three indicators measuring the money supply. These indicators are known as M1, M2, and M3. M1 is the total supply of money in bills, coins and the demand deposits in the banks. M2 and M3 are just additions to M1. Today, the Fed uses mostly just M1. Now, for the key question: What happens to our currency and economy when we stop using money? Before the advent of credit cards, we used cash and checks. In order for the check to be good, you had to have money in a bank account to cover the check. The rich started the use of credit cards with the American Express card and Diners Club card. Today, we each have some credit cards and debit cards (to access our cash). For most of us, we never see much

real cash. Our paycheck is directly deposited into our accounts. We can send an electronic transaction to the credit card company and our bank to pay our bills. Not very often does actual cash move anywhere near us. The tools the Fed uses to manage our money and economy are based on cash. The tools have been driven to one extreme with no more adjustment in the direction needed. To say that the Federal Reserve System is flying blind is an understatement! We need a new economic theory which is not based on just cash but credit as well and not based on Keynes and Keynesian Theory. We need to take a more mathematical and calculus approach to our economy. We can start with M1, and we need to create an M1credit (the total credit limit on all cards). Then we need to measure the movement of money and credit, followed by the rate at which it moves and lastly, the rate of change of the moving rate. In physics and calculus, this is known as position, velocity, and acceleration. This approach might actually add some credibility to the study of the economy and economists. Until next week.

Cold feet?
Outdoor Ramblings
By Melissa Gerken

Stop government growth at local level

Fido on his daily walk and those toes can still become painfully sore. So whats a person to do? What kind of socks are many of us wearing in the winter? Cotton. Cotton socks are great for summer, but are complete losers in the winter. If those feet of yours tend to sweat, which most of them do (some folks have sweatier feet than others!), those cotton fibers will hang on to the moisture, effectively bathing your feet in sweat, causing lots of evaporative cooling and therefore, lots of cursing, whining, and bouncing about. To put it bluntly, cotton socks are killjoys. Enter the sheep. Specifically the merino sheep, which happen to produce a very fine, soft wool. A few years back, my parents introduced me to Smartwool brand socks, and life has never been the same. Not your grandmothers saggy wool socks, these things will blow your mind. Essentially itchless, these soft socks will keep your feet dry, wicking the moisture away from your skin, which results in toasty feet and a very happy demeanor indeed. They also happen to be naturally antimicrobial, which means odor isnt a problem even if worn over and over (mom, I would never do that, promise!), and somehow they dont shrink in the wash. Offered in many styles, colors, and weights, shoppers should easily find a pair that meets both style and warmth requirements. I prefer the hiking weight sock (more warmth) for most days, but will use the thinner styles for dressier occasions. For women, these socks can be found locally at Wild Ginger. For guys (and gals, too), Gander Mountain and Cabelas carry a huge variety of Smartwool products. The only drawback? Price. They can be upwards of 15 bucks, but they are worth every single penny. However, buyer beware. There are many cheaper imitations, some ok, most not. Check out the fiber analysis. The socks must contain at least 68% merino wool and the remainder some sort of elastic, such as nylon. Acrylic (or other fake fibers) doesnt count and will result in much disappointment and gnashing of teeth! Another cold weather tip: winter footwear, especially boots, should be at least a size larger than normal. Tight boots will cut circulation, negating the wonderful insulating qualities of the socks. So get in that closet, check your boots, then get shopping! Still not convinced enough to shell out hard-earned cash like that for silly old socks? Ask for a pair for Christmas. Better yet, gift your friends and family with some fine foot duds and prepare to receive some serious love. To the Editor: I hope the grant for a welcome center is rejected by whoever has to approve it. If we need a welcome center at the trailhead, there should be a completed trail first. It would also be of greater benefit to be at the Zumbrota History Center building where it would likely generate more foot traffic for local businesses who would then really see some benefit. Would the current city hall work? I dont see the community room where we go to vote being over-utilized with activity. Was it even considered as a less costly alternative? What are we welcoming people to, the city or the unfinished trail? The old argument that it is a state grant from the DNR so it really doesnt have an impact on local taxes is a false statement. It still comes out of our pocket, at least if you pay taxes to the state. Does the project provide economic benefit to the community (which I hope the council would have looked into)? If it does, I think that we as taxpayers should be able to see a business plan that would prove the point. Is there an overall positive result for the majority of taxpayers who are paying the bill, or is it for the benefit of a select few and for people not from here? My biggest concern is the longterm growth of the government. We need to stop that growth! Without a doubt, this project will lead to a growth in government. First it adds a building that will need to be maintained. Second, the city paid cash to remove property from the tax rolls to put the building on. I wonder how much property the city or EDA owns? From what I understand, the staffing will be by volunteers? For how long will that work? I would venture a guess that withing five to ten years it will be staffed by city-paid employees, as history has shown that volunteering in this community seems to wane after a short period. I know that this council cannot commit to never having paid employees staff this welcome center, so having them is a foregone conclusion. Enough said. Council members or a mayor voting for this will not earn my vote the next time they run. Larry Evert Zumbrota

A first snow always brings back childhood memories of that eager anticipation of the first flakes of the season. Most folks remember those days when evenings were spent hoping for a snow day and being rewarded upon awakening by the sight of a deep layer of sparkling diamonds outside. After a quick breakfast, we tumbled out into that fantasy land to play with the neighbors and/or siblings. This often involved snowball fights, sledding, building snow forts, and, of course, old reliablethe snowman. Most of us also remember that specific point in outdoor play where one would suddenly realize that our feet had become painfully cold leaden blocks. This is when, all fun forgotten, we hastily burst indoors whining and crying to mom, My feet are cold! We all recall the pins and needles felt when those ice block feet were plunged into warm water. Ouch! Fast forward to adulthood. Many of us still enjoying our winter outdoors activities whether its skiing, snowboarding, or just taking

County to seek bids for park extension

Strategic planning, please keep reading!

Dispatch from the Den
By Michael Redmond Goodhue Superintendent

For some reason, when people hear or read the words strategic planning, many of them immediately tune out. Please keep reading, and Ill explain how the strategic planning we are going to be doing in Goodhue School may be of interest to you, our school community. In my career in education, Ive been involved in many forms of strategic planning. Some of these forms were very good and purposeful, and some were just plain awful. The difference to me was the degree to which the strategic planning made sense and would prove to be useful in the near future. It is very important that strategic plans have a clear purpose,

are put together in a reasonable amount of time and will actually be used rather than just sitting collecting dust on a bookshelf. In Goodhue, we are doing a lot of things right in our school. There is no need to seek to redesign everything were doing. In fact, the opposite is true. We need to build upon the strong foundation that already exists and move from good to great in a number of areas. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is for the school board and community to be clear in their expectations to the school administration and staff about their priorities and expectations for student learning outcomes. A good way to create and share such a message is through meaningful strategic planning. On Monday, November 25, from 5-7 p.m. the Goodhue School will embark on the first of two sessions of focused and purposeful strategic planning. The Goodhue School Board invites all members

By Paul Martin said, These are just suggestions, of the countys Emergency ManRED WING The Goodhue but people are welcome to come agement Office. County Board of Commissioners up with their own plans. As we Extra internet capacity The board agreed to buy use of agreed at its November 5 meeting weigh up different proposals, we to seek proposals from those in- will award points for higher or a new high-speed fiber internet terested in using 26 acres of land lower suitability for the County link between Red Wing and that was added to the County Park Park. But any use must be family- Hastings. IT Director Randy Johnson said Our main current in 2013. The land lies between oriented and park-related. Hwy 19 and the Byllesby Dam, The board agreed to invite bids, internet pathway goes through and doubles the size of the County and to publicize the opportunity Winona. Although breaks in the Park. It formed part of the Goudy as widely as possible. The county link are rare, we have suffered three farm, and was part of a parcel will host an informational meet- this year. When that happens, it bought by Minnesota Department ing and work with any interested causes major problems. This link of Natural Resources to enable the parties. There will be a deadline will give us a backup, and extra building of a new trail and foot- of January 31 to submit broad con- capacity. It will also help us share bridge planned to open in 2014. cepts, after which staff will work data with Dakota County. The When complete they will link with serious applicants who will board agreed to accept Dakota Cannon Falls and the Cannon be required to post a $5,000 bond. Countys offer of 20 years of use Valley Trail to the Dakota County The bond would be forfeited if an of the new cable for a one-time Park as part of the Mill Towns applicant pulls out after the county fee of $30,000. Trail, which is planned to extend has invested many hours working Red Wing plans for new bridge Commissioner Ted Seifert reof our community to attend and to Faribault at some future date. with them on their bid. ported on plans for a new bridge Use must be family friendly Disband the dam committee participate in the strategic planto replace the Eisenhower Bridge Public Works Director Greg Commissioners embraced a ning sessions. We want to hear explained the draft Re- welcome chance to disband a com- linking Red Wing with Wisconfrom as many voices in our com- Isakson quest for Proposals. It sets out mittee that is no longer needed. sin. The new bridge is planned to munity as possible. We will be various possible uses, as listed by The Lake Byllesby Advisory Com- go in next to the current one, he meeting in Room 200 at the school the Parks Board. They include mittee has brought together said. The public are being asked, and our first session will focus on access to trails and the river with Goodhue and Dakota County rep- What sort of bridge design do creating or revising our schools boat launches; a gift shop or ca- resentatives to oversee the main- you want to see? Concepts can mission, values and vision. The noe and bike hire; a sports com- tenance of the Lake Byllesby Dam. be viewed by a link on the Red mission is a brief statement of pur- plex or fitness trail; a space to Now that Goodhue County has Wing City website at http:// pose. The values are approximately host concerts, swap meets, or art sold its interest in the dam, it is no www.mndot. gov/d6/projects/redthe seven most important guiding shows; a campground for tents and longer needed. Commissioner Rich wing-bridge/meetings.html. Conprinciples (things like integrity and RVs; or, more ambitiously, a pa- Samuelson pointed out that, if there struction is planned for 2019 or excellence). The vision is a de- vilion or amphitheater. Isakson is an emergency with the dam, 2020. public safety will be in the hands scription of the six to eight desired outcomes that will let us know if we are doing a great job, or not. Again, please join us on Monday, November 25 at 5 p.m. for the first of two strategic planning sesThe Zumbrota-Mazeppa School Board would like to extend a thank you to the voters of district sions. The second session will be 2805 for your participation in the recent referendum election process. We respect all of those who held prior to the school board took the time to inform themselves about the referendum question. Whether it was by the meeting in January. And, thank information that was mailed, the newspaper articles, participation on the Yes Committee, and/ you for continuing to read this aror took the time to attend a community or school meeting, we really appreciate your efforts to be ticle. engaged in the referendum process. I can be reached by phone at 651-923-4447 or by email at Thanks again, The ZM School Board

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Members of the 2013 Section 2AA championship Pine Island football team are, from left, front row: Ryan McNallan, Kaleb Kautz, Connor Almli, Brandon Miller, Aaron Gillard, Luke Schmidt, Spencer Schultz, Kyle Groven, Derrick Fall and Tristan Akason; middle row: Coach John Stapleton, David Eaton, Matt Huus, Keanan Peterson-Rucker, Devin Schaefer, Seann McDonough, Bryce Kunz, Bryce Hinrichsen, Brady Braaten, Jared Lohmeyer, Joe Jarosinski, Braden Aakre, Mikael Sloan and Jake Higgins; back row: Coach Don McPhail, Coach Rob Warneke, Coach Rob Mainhardt, Ben Haller, Alex Kautz, Colton Pike, Luke Thornton, Zach Kennedy, Ben Farrell, Chris Frick, Ian Radtke, Ben Warneke, Matt Kukson, Duku Moses, Chandler Bostrom, Alex Aarsvold, Broc Finstuen and Coach Tony Brown. Missing from the photo is Andre Ringle.

Pine Island Football Team
Section 2AA Champions State Class AA Participant 9-3 Record
Pine Island players and coaches gather for one last time in the end zone after falling to Maple Lake in the State Class AA quarterfinals in Richfield.

Pine Islands Devin Schaefer (57), Alex Kautz (64) and Ian Radtke (53) celebrate the Panthers 10-0 lead after Ben Warnekes 45-yard field goal in the second quarter at Richfield, Friday.

Coach John Stapleton talks to his team about how proud he is of them for the 2013 season, thanking them for their hard work and telling them how much he enjoyed working with them after their 28-10 season-ending loss to Maple Lake.

Panther players watch from the sideline in the fourth quarter of Fridays State Class AA quarterfinal game in Richfield.

Pine Island football fans more than filled the stands at Richfield Stadium on Friday in the State Class AA quarterfinals. Activities director Craig Anderson reported that 648 tickets were sold before the game and that five fans buses were loaded with Panther fans.

Quarterback Jared Lohmeyer looks across his offensive line at the start of the fourth quarter in Fridays game.

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Ruth Eayrs 1929-2013
Bay, Wisconsin; Neil (Frances) Eayrs of Carterville, Illinois; Douglas (Sonja) Eayrs of Maple Grove; and daughters Catherine Eayrs of Rochester; and Martha Eayrs of Two Harbors. Her grandchildren are: Christaan Eayrs of St. Louis, Missouri; Akami (Brian) Marik of Carterville, Illinois; Matthew (Lindsey) Eayrs of Green Bay, Wisconsin; Rebekah (Paul) Cavanagh of Louisville, Colorado; Elizabeth Eayrs of Eden Prairie; Brian (Elizabeth) Eayrs of Seattle, Washington; Kathleen Eayrs of New York, New York, and Annemarie Eayrs of West Concord. Her great-grandchildren are: Evan Marik, Ashlyn Cook, Evelyn Cavanagh and Mary Eayrs. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Durst of Wanamingo; her sister-in-law, Donna (Robert) Egger of Pine Island; eleven nephews and three nieces. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert. Ruth was a lifelong member of Zwingli United Church of Christ (Berne Church), of which she was a leader in various church activities, and a member of the Concord Willing Workers Club. A memorial service for Ruth took place on her birth date, November 9, at the Zwingli United Church of Christ (Berne) West Concord. Memorial gifts are preferred to the Zwingli United Church of Christ, the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, or the Mayo Clinic.

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. day-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:; Web site: Wed., Nov. 13: 3:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade confirmation; 6 p.m. Adult ed; 7 p.m. Chancel choir; 8 p.m. Praise team. Fri., Nov. 15: 6 p.m.-6 p.m. Middle school lock-in for grades 6-8. Sat., Nov. 16: 5:30 p.m. Worship with communion. Sun., Nov. 17: 8:15 a.m. Worship with communion; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship; Sunday School; 7th grade confirmation; Handbells; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion; Sunday School. Tues., Nov. 19: 8:30 a.m. Mission quilting; Staff meeting; 1:30 p.m. Bible study; 3:15 p.m. Childrens choir. Wed., Nov. 20: 3:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade confirmation; 6 p.m. Adult ed; 7 p.m. Chancel choir; 8 p.m. Praise team. 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:; email: Wed., Nov. 13: 9 a.m.-noon Pastor Carolyn at Better Brew; 6:30 p.m. Missions meeting; 6:30 p.m. Missional journey team meeting. Thurs., Nov. 14: 2 p.m. Rebekah lodge; 7 p.m. Disciple. Sun., Nov. 17: 9 a.m. Worship; Blessing of Operation Christmas Child boxes; Deadline for turning in poinsettia order; 10 a.m. Fellowship; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School. Mon., Nov. 18: 2 p.m. Disciple; 6:30 p.m. Silent prayer. Tues., Nov . 19: 7 p.m. Finance; Newsletter deadline. Wed., Nov. 20: 9 a.m.-noon Pastor Carolyn at Better Brew. ski. Service times: Saturday, 7 p.m. OUR SAVIOURS LUTHERAN AFLC Eric Westlake and Tim Banks, Pastors, 1549 East Avenue, Zumbrota, 732-5449, church office. Website: Office hours: Tues., Wed., and Fri., 8 a.m.-noon. Wed., Nov. 13: 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible study at church; 3:15 p.m. WINGS; Junior youth group; 6 p.m. Youth group; Prayer hour; 7 p.m. Bible study. Sat., Nov. 16: 7 a.m. Mens prayer breakfast; 5:30 p.m. 20 someting Bible study. Sun., Nov. 17: 8:30 a.m. Prayer time; 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Worship. Mon., Nov. 18: 7 p.m. Moms in prayer. Wed., Nov. 20: 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible study at church; 3:15 WINGS; Junior youth group; 6 p.m. Youth group; Prayer hour; 7 p.m. Bible study. CHURCH OF ST. PAUL, 749 Main St. South, Zumbrota, 732-5324, email Pastor Father Randal Kasel, pastor. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. 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., Nov. 13-Fri., Nov. 15: Visit Care Center. Wed., Nov. 13: 7:15 a.m. CBC; 6:45 p.m. Confirmation class and parents night; 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. Thurs., Nov. 14: 9 a.m. Naomi circle with Ruth Reppe; Rebekah circle with JoAnn Ring; 5:45 p.m. Finance meeting; 6:30 p.m. Church council. Sun., Nov. 17: Thank offering; 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 p.m. PACE; Sunday School; 4:30 p.m. Social ministry meals. Tues., Nov. 19: 8 a.m. 6th grade kindness retreat. Wed., Nov. 20: 7:15 a.m. CBC; 6:45 p.m. Confirmation class; 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. mation; 6:15 p.m. 2nd year confirmation at Emmanuel; 6:30 p.m. Choir at Emmanuel. 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. Text study; 7 p.m. Spiritual guidance. Wed., Nov. 13: 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation; 6:15 p.m. Confirmation; Worship; 7 p.m. Youth group. Thurs., Nov. 14: 7:15 a.m. Youth Bible study at Bridgets; 7 p.m. Council meeting. Fri., Nov. 15: 6:30 p.m. Praise practice. Sat., Nov. 16: 8 a.m. Dalmaling ornaments painting. Sun., Nov. 17: 7:30 a.m. Praise practice; 8:30 am. Praise worship with communion; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Choir; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 7 p.m. Peer ministry. Tues., Nov. 19: 11 a.m. Text study; 6:30 p.m. Cemetery board. Wed., Nov. 20: 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation; 6:15 p.m. Worship; Confirmation; 7 p.m. Youth group. MINNEOLA LUTHERAN, 13628 County 50 Blvd. Wed., Nov. 13: 4 p.m. Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Property board budget meeting; 7:30 p.m. Planning council budget meeting. Sun., Nov. 17: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship; November scrip card orders are due; Christmas flower orders are due. 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., Nov. 17: 8:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 9:30 a.m. Ladies aid at church. Mon., Nov. 18: 7 a.m. Mens Bible study at St. Peters. Tues., Nov. 19: 9:30 a.m. Pastors Goodhue and Eagleview circuits meeting at St. Johns, Frontenac; 6:15 p.m. Hymn sing at Zumbrota Nursing Home. ST. PETER LUTHERAN, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Belvidere, 28961 365th St., Goodhue, MN 55027-8515, Dr. Scott T. Fiege, Pastor. Sun., Nov. 17: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion. Wed., Nov. 20: 1:30 p.m. Adult Bible class; 6 p.m. Confirmation. STORDAHL LUTHERAN, ELCA, Rural Zumbrota. Church: (507) 732-5711, Kathy Lowery, Pastor, Home 507271-5711. Sun., Nov. 17: 9 a.m. Confirmation; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion. Tues., Nov. 19: 11 a.m. Pastors text study. 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., Nov. 13: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study; 1 p.m. WELCA; Bible study at Twin Rivers; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. Sun., Nov. 17: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; Youth forum; 9:30 a.m. Adult forum; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:40 a.m. Choir practice; 6:30 p.m. Crossways. Mon.-Tues., Nov. 18-19: 9 a.m. Bake cookies. Wed., Nov. 20: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Praise and worship. 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.

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. Wed., Nov. 13: 6 p.m. Confirmation; Adult ed; 7 p.m. Youth group movie for grades 9-12; 8 p.m. Church council meeting. Sun., Nov. 17: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 10:30 a.m. Adult ed; Confirmation class. Wed., Nov. 20: 9 a.m. Quilting; 6 p.m. Confirmation; Adult ed. ST. PETERS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, 702 Third Ave., Goodhue, Randall L. Kuznicki, Pastor. Wed., Nov. 13: 8:30 a.m. Quilting with Bible study; 4:15 p.m. Confirmation class. Sun., Nov. 17: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Worship; 11:15 a.m. Ladies aid at church. Mon., Nov. 18: 7 a.m. Mens Bible study at church. Tues., Nov. 19: 9:30 a.m. Pastors Goodhue and Eagleview circuits meeting at St. Johns, Frontenac; 6:15 p.m. Hymn sing at Zumbrota Nursing Home.

WEST CONCORD Ruth M. Eayrs of West Concord passed away peacefully on November 4, 2013 in Kasson, following a courageous three-year struggle with breast cancer. Ruth Marlene Egger was born on November 9, 1929 to Arnold and Margaret (Stucky) Egger. She grew up on the family farm in Milton Township, Dodge County, with her parents and siblings, Virginia and Robert. She married Stewart Franklin Eayrs on June 18, 1950 and moved to his farm home in Concord Township, Dodge County, where she resided for 63 years until her illness required her move to Prairie Meadows Senior Care in Kasson on October 10, 2013. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother, farmer, homemaker, and volunteer who loved life in the country. Her surviving family includes her loving husband, Stewart; sons, Michael (Mary Jo) Eayrs of Green

ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN , Mazeppa, Alan Horn, Pastor. 8436211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible class every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 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. Wed., Nov. 13: 2 p.m. Wednesday circle hosted by Ruth Stiehl; 4:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Endowment; 7 p.m. Boards meet; 8 p.m. Planning council. Thurs., Nov. 14: Newsletter deadline; 2 p.m. Thursday circle hosted by Ardell Revland. Sun., Nov. 17: 9 a.m. Sunday School; Worship with communion; 6 p.m. Bible study. Mon., Nov. 18: 8:30 a.m. Quilting. Wed., Nov. 20: 9 a.m. Volunteers help with newsletter; 4:30 p.m. Confirmation. 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. October: 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School. Sun., Nov. 17: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion.

Margaret Marquette 1929-2013

moved to Minneapolis and worked for the railroad. In the mid-1960s Margaret and Mark moved to Florida. They spent their summers in Minnesota. They continued this routine until recently when Margaret moved into the Pine Haven Care Center. Margaret enjoyed gardening, traveling, fishing, camping, canoeing, and dogs. Margaret is survived by her son, Mark Marquette of Rochester; five nieces; five nephews; and sistersin-law, MaryAnn Marquette of Florida and Marlene Marquette of Rochester. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Roland Marquette, Edwin Marquette and Lawrence Marquette. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Pine Island with Father Randal Kasel officiating. Burial will be in Saint Margaret Cemetery in Mantorville. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, from 4-7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Mahler Chapel in Pine Island and on Friday for thirty minutes prior to the mass at the church.

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN, Aspelund, Martin Horn, Pastor. Wed., Nov. 13: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5 p.m. 1st year confirmation at Hauge; 6:15 p.m. 2nd year confirmation at Hauge; 6:30 p.m. Choir at Hauge; 7:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer at Hauge. Thurs., Nov. 14: 1:30 p.m. Rachel circle at Phyllis Forss. Sat., Nov. 16: 8 a.m. Mens fellowship breakfast. Sun., Nov. 17: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 5:45 p.m. Youth group supper at Hauge; 6 p.m. Youth group at Hauge. Tues., Nov. 19: 1:30 p.m. WMF annual business meeting. Wed., Nov. 20: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5 p.m. 1st year confirmation at Hauge; 6:15 p.m. 2nd year confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer. 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. Grace: Sundays 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesdays 7 p.m. Worship; Communion the Wednesday before the second and last Sundays of the month and communion the second and last Sunday of the month; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. St. Johns: Sundays 9 a.m. Worship; communion the second and last Sunday of the month; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School. HAUGE LUTHERAN, Rural Kenyon, Martin Horn, Pastoral. Wed., Nov. 13: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5 p.m. 1st year confirmation; 6:15 p.m. 2nd year confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer. Thurs., Nov. 14: 9:30 a.m. Esther circle at Judy Zylstras. Sun., Nov. 17: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship; 5:45 p.m. Youth group supper; 6 p.m. Youth group. Mon., Nov. 18: 7 p.m. Dorcas circle at Lucy Boyums. Wed., Nov. 20: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5 p.m. 1st year confir-

GRACE LUTHERAN, WELS , 45 1st Avenue NE, Oronoco: 507-367-4329, Pastor Ben Kempfert 507-367-4426. Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.noon. Sundays: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; Bible class; 10 a.m. Worship. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORONOCO , 40 3rd Street SW., Rev. Lisa Johnson office hours Mondays 1-4 p.m.; Office hours: Tuesday and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., Nov. 13: 5-7 p.m. Food shelf open; 6:30 p.m. Session meeting. Thurs., Nov. 14: 9:15 a.m. Food shelf delivery and restocking. Sun., Nov. 17: 11 a.m. Worship.

PINE ISLAND Margaret I. Marquette, age 84, of Pine Island, died on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Margaret Irene Marquette was born on October 27, 1929 in Concord to William and Lenora (nee Kuhl) Marquette. She grew up on the family farm, located west of West Concord on the Dodge/Steele County line. Margaret attended country school and high school. As a young gal, Margaret helped care for her brother, Roland. She

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH , Pine Island, Tim Graham, Pastor, 507-356-4306, www.corner, 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 Tues-

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. Wed., Nov. 13: 10 a.m. Chapel; 10:30 a.m. Bible study; 1 p.m. Nursing home communion; 3:15 p.m. Junior choir; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation class; 6:15 p.m. Bell choir; 7 p.m. Choir. Thurs., Nov. 14: 1:30 p.m. Sewing circle; 7 p.m. Womens Bible study Sun., Nov. 17: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Teen Bible study; Adult Bible study. Mon., Nov. 18: 7 p.m. Bible study. Tues., Nov. 19: 7 p.m. Church council. Wed., Nov. 20: 10 a.m. Chapel; 10:30 a.m. Bible study; 3:15 p.m. Junior choir; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation class; 6:15 p.m. Bell choir; 7 p.m. Choir. FAMILY WORSHIP CHURCH Weekly worship services: 81 West 5th Street, Zumbrota, 507-732-7438, www.fwc Sunday: 9:30 a.m.; 1 Corinthians 15-16; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Prayer and healing. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 455 East Avenue, Zumbrota; Rev. Lisa Johnson office hours Tuesdays 8-11 a.m. at Bridgets. Secretarys office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 17: 9 a.m. Worship. Tues., Nov. 19: 6:30 p.m. Council meeting. LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY CHURCH , a Wesleyan church, 179 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, lighthousecommunityzum, Janet Fischer, Pastor. Office: 732-5074. Sun., Nov. 17: 10:45 a.m. Worship; 1 Samuel 7:117. NEW RIVER ASSEMBLY OF GOD , 290 South Main Street, Zumbrota. 507-398-2604. Pastor Gary Basin-

You are invited to the annual


Community Memorial and Healing Service
Sunday, November 24, 2 p.m. United Redeemer Lutheran Church 560 West 3rd Street, Zumbrota
If you have lost a loved one to death, recent or long ago, please join us for this service. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Non-denominational service. Everyone welcome. Special music and reflection Candle lighting with reading of names Conversation, support and refreshments after the service




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Amanda and Austin Wagner of Minneapolis announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Elaine, on August 17, 2013 at Fairview Southdale in Edina. Lucy was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Bob and Chris Wagner and Jerry and Norine Huneke, all of Zumbrota.

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resume. If you want to arrange a visit in the meantime call Ardis Henrichs, 651-923-4629; Marie Senior Dining Strusz, 651-923-4302; Ray McReservations are required by Namara, 651-923-5117; or Roy calling 24 hours ahead at each of Buck, 651-923-4388. Visit good the nutrition sites. for information In the Pine Island area, meals about the historical society. are served at the Pine Island Senior Center; Zumbrota area, Zumbrota Towers; Wanamingo, Heritage Hills Apartments. If you have questions, call 507- Area History Center 824-2995, 356-2228 or the SEMThe Oronoco Area History CenCAC kitchen at 732-5086 ter is open to visitors in the City November 14-20 Building every second Saturday Thursday: Chicken a la King from 10 a.m.-noon. Contact us at over biscuit, seasoned peas, tossed OAHC, 54 Blakely Ct. NW or salad, fruit call 507-367-4320. You may also Friday: Tuna casserole, three- visit our web page at oronocoarea bean salad, pineapple slices, din- ner roll, apple cake Monday: BBQ meatballs, baked potatoes, squash, orange wedge, chocolate cherry bar Tuesday: Roast turkey and Tops #1280 PI Tops #1280 meets every dressing, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, cranberry Monday night at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Weigh-in is at 5:15 sauce, pumpkin pie Wednesday: Ham sandwich and meeting time is 6 p.m. Every(alt: turkey sandwich), macaroni one welcome. Questions call 3568596 or 356-8990. salad, fruit, ice box cake

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Exercises; Tues., Nov. 19: 10:15 a.m. Exercises, 1:30 p.m. 500.

Moms in Prayer
Moms in Prayer meet on Mondays, 7 p.m. at Our Saviours Church, 1549 East Avenue, Zumbrota.


Zumbrota VFW Auxiliary

The Auxiliary meets Monday, November 18, at 6 p.m. at the StaryYerka VFW Post 5727.

The Zumbrota Public Library is at 100 West Ave., Zumbrota, 507-732-5211. Hours are Mon., 12-8; Tues. 10-6; Wed., Thurs., 12-8; Fri., 10-5; and Sat., 9-3. During closed hours you can learn more about the library at http:// www.

ZM volleyball team holds awards banquet

The Zumbrota-Mazeppa volleyball team wrapped up their 2013 season with a year-end awards banquet on November 6. Letterwinners, all conference winners and team awards were presented. Awards went to the following players, from left: Megan Warneke, Spirit Award; Emma Drackley, Most Improved; Breana Haag, Rookie of the Year; Kalli Paukert, Academic All State; Molly Lawler, Academic All State, HVL All Conference and Defensive Player of the Year; and Carley Henning, Most Valuable Player and HVL All Conference.


History Center
The Zumbrota History Center has a new photo stand displaying over 50 photographs of early Zumbrota scenes. They have been enlarged to 8 x 10 for easier viewing. New photos are being added all the time. Also on display are military memorabilia, including Civil War items, different models of telephones, Zumbrota telephone books dating back to the 1900s, and items of Zumbrota advertising. Museum hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Other hours by appointment (732-7049).

Support Group Formation

For anyone interested in a cancer support group meeting in Red Wing, please join us Friday, November 15, at noon at Maries Restaurant on the corner of 3rd and Plum in Red Wing. There will be a buffet meal. To make a reservation, call Pat at 651-388-3988 or Jane at 651-388-6478.

City Council Meeting

The Pine Island City Council meets on Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. on the second floor of city hall.

PI Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens meet at noon on Wednesday, November 20, at the handicapped accessible Senior Center for social activities follow- Tops Meeting 55+ Driver Improvement ing the noon meal. All commu- Zumbrota Tops #563 meets evThe Minnesota Highway Safety nity seniors 55 and over are wel- ery Monday night at Our Saviours Center will be offering a 55+ Driver come. Lutheran Church. Weigh-in time Improvement Course (eight-hour is changed to 5:30 p.m. and meetfirst time course) on November Toastmasters Meeting ing time to 6 p.m. Everyone wel16 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the The Pine Island Toastmasters come. Questions call 732-7459 or Northrup Building, 201 8th St NW, meet at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at St. 732-4766. Rochester. For more information Paul Lutheran Church. They do or to register, visit www.mnsafe not meet on holiday weekends: or call 1-888-234- Christmas, New Years, Easter, Community Band Practice The Zumbrota Community Band 1294. Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor practices on Monday nights at 7:30 Day or Thanksgiving. p.m. in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Chester Woods Park High School music room. VolunContact Celeste Lewis at 507- History Center teer musicians are welcome. 287-2624 for program details. The Pine Island Area History Center is located at 314 North Main State Theatre Oxbow Park Street. Open hours are Sundays Sci-Fi Friday, November 15, 7 Wild Turkeys, Saturday, No- from 1-3:30 p.m. and Mondays p.m. Oblivion starring Tom vember 16, 3 p.m. This bird is on from 8-11 a.m. or by appointment. Cruise. Rated PG-13. Doors open To contact the History Center go almost everyones mind this time at 6:30 p.m. of year. Come learn more about to or The State Theatre is at 96 East these fascinating creatures and their call 507-356-2802. 4th Street in Zumbrota. For inforlinks to our nations past. All ages. mation visit call 507Questions, call Clarissa Josselyn 272-1129. at 507-775-2451.

Nine Zumbrota-Mazeppa senior volleyball team members were awarded plaques for their hard work and dedication to the volleyball program at the season-ending banquet on November 6. Graduating seniors are, from left, front row: Jamie Warneke, Kalli Paukert, Molly Lawler and Ali Frederixon; back row: Megan Warneke, Kaitlen Buck, Emma Drackley, Maddie Nyhus and Carley Henning.

Pine Island bowlers suffer first loss

By Coach Brian Rucker PINE ISLAND The Pine Island bowlers were in LeRoys Travel Lanes last weekend to wrap up the regular season with a chance to claim the regular season title. The first match had the Panthers up against ZumbrotaMazeppa, and this match came down to the final game. Scores for ZM were 157, 178, 154 and 179, while the first four games for PI were 139, 203, 209 and 150. Four early strikes in a row was the cushion the Panthers needed to take game five 197161. Adam Pleschourt went a perfect 100% in his ten frames, including seven strikes! The second match of the day were with the second place Winona/Onalaska Lutheran/Cochrane-Fountain City team. The winner of this match would earn the regular season conference title. Winona jumped out to an early lead, winning games one and two by scores of 209176 and 195-187. Pine Island got on a roll in game three, including six strikes in a row, for a 232215 win. But Winona got three big strikes in the ninth, tenth and eleventh frames and closed the door on the match, taking it 223204. Game five was a formality, with Winona also winning 189153. Shawn Pletz had only one open frame in the match for a 91% fill percentage to lead the Panther team. Pine Island and Winona ended the regular season with matching 14-2 records, but all three tie-breakers were in Winonas favor, so theyll take the regular season title. The Panthers and Cougars will need a first or second place finish this weekend during the eightteam conference roll-offs in Winona to keep their season alive. Shawn Pletz (86.14%) and Adam Pleschourt (83.13%) were able to lead the entire conference in scoring and earn all conference honors, as did ZMs Chris Wingfield (77.83%), finishing seventh on the eight person team! Junior varsity The junior varsity Panthers went 0-2 on the weekend in LeRoy, also dropping a spot in the standings, to place third with an 11-5 record. Match one was against the first place Winona Orange squad, and PI lost 4-1. Scores were 113-158, 149-171, 147-207, 162, 159 and 148-225. Brandon Woodward was the leader with a 70% fill percentage on his ten opportunities. Match two was fourth place Wabasha-Kellogg/Pepin. The Panthers bowled with more enthusiasm but came up short, losing game five and the match 3-2. Scores in the match were 173-136, 125-159, 144-147, 190-119 and 140-167. McKayla Shanks led the team with an 80% fill percentage. The junior varsity team also bowls in Winona this weekend, with the winner earning a trip to the state tournament on December 8.


Seasons Hospice
Newly Bereaved Program, Thursday, November 21, noon - 2 p.m. For anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one within the last three months. Coffee Get-Together, Thursday, November 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A drop-in time to share with others who are experiencing grief. All groups are held at the Center for Grief Education and Support, Seasons Hospice, 1696 Greenview Dr. SW. Registration is required two days prior to the date of the event. For details: 507285-1930 or shbp@seasonshos

VFW/Honor Guard

The Wanamingo VFW and Crossings Kristi Larsen, Jean Haefle exHonor Guard meet on Tuesday, November 19, at 7 and 7:30 p.m., hibit, through Nov. 30. Wine & Watercolor with Dan respectively, at the Wanamingo Wiemer, Thurs., Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m. Community Center. Becky Schlegel concert, Sat., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Yoga, Tues., Nov. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information go to Zumbrota Towers Events Community events at Zumbrota www. or Towers: Thurs., Nov. 14: 8:30- call 507-732-7616. Crossings is 9:30 a.m. MAC/NAPS, 10:15 a.m. at 320 E Ave.



Classic League 10-29-13 Gars Repair 7 vs. 0 Leos Sportsbar; Eberhart Construction 7 vs. 0 M&D Construction; Dupont Pioneer 0 vs. 7 Groth Implement; Hinrichs Plumbing and Pump 2 vs. 5 MJB Farms High scores Team game: 1165 Gars Repair Team series: 3360 Gars Repair Bowler game: 247 Andy Rude Bowler series: 656 Eric Christianson


Community Library
The Goodhue School Library, in conjunction with SELCO and Goodhue County, is open to the community on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-7 p.m. when school is in session. The library is equipped with interlibrary loan service, which means if the library does not have a book you want, that book can be there in two days.

Get ready for the playoffs

getting cocky, like many of the other Wednesday night stars. Dani Ramthun won the Woman of the Week. I am easily the best girl in the league. My 80% serving this year is far better than everyone else. I set a personal best 24 set assists, just to show you all how good I am. I deserve the Woman of the Year honors. Bring it on, losers! Spoken like a true team leader, wouldnt you think?
Fab 5 Coed Volleyball Standings W L PA Dars Pub 20 1 286 Majerus Garage 13 8 495 Alyses 10 11 466 KaBoomMT 7 14 590 Stevies Wonders 5 16 534

Historical Society
The Goodhue Area Historical Society is closed for the season until June 1 when regular hours

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By Ed Stern Volleyball Commissioner GOODHUE Josh Kurtti returned to the big-time with a vengeance, as he picked up the latest Man of the Week in Goodhue coed volleyball. I want to be like Mike! No, not Michael Jordan, like the commercial went so many years ago, but like Mike Kurtti. I rememHarvest League ber watching dad proudly come 10-30-13 home in his Man of the Year Bye 0 vs. 3 D&R Trucking; Coffee Mill 2 Corvette, and telling me that vs. 2 Friedrichs; Prigges Flooring 1 vs. someday, it would be mine. But 3 Schaefers Heating I dont want that used car. I want High scores my own, brand new, 2014 CorTeam game: 1088 Coffee Mill vette, for being the best there is Team series: 3114 Friedrichs Bowler game: 265 Eric Christianson in volleyball. Maybe the OlymBowler series: 688 Eric Christianson pics are in my future! Maybe not, Josh. You are just
Commercial League 10-31-13 Bluff Valley Campground 0 vs. 7 Stus Proshop; Maple Island 5 vs. 2 Kiffmeyer Motorsports; Jims Barbershop 5 vs. 2 Ellefson Trucking High scores Team game: 1131 Maple Island Team series: 3344 Maple Island Bowler game: 278 Andy Rude Bowler series: 727 Jeff Kiffmeyer

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Southern Football Alliance Conf Red Division W L Rochester Lourdes 6 1 Kasson-Mantorville 6 1 Stewartville 6 1 Plainview-Elgin-Millville 4 3 LaCrescent 2 5 Lake City 2 5 Byron 1 6 Cannon Falls 1 6 White Division W L Triton 7 0 Pine Island 6 1 Lewiston-Altura 5 2 Zumbrota-Mazeppa 4 3 Kenyon-Wanamingo 3 4 St. Charles 2 5 Winona Cotter 1 6 Dover-Eyota 0 7 Blue Division W L Caledonia 8 0 Chatfield 7 1 Over W L 10 1 9 2 8 2 6 4 4 6 3 6 3 6 4 8 W L 8 2 9 3 6 4 4 5 4 6 2 7 1 8 0 9 W L 10 1 11 1 Rushford-Peterson Hayfield Fillmore Central Goodhue Wabasha-Kellogg Southland Kingsland HVL Volleyball FINAL Stewartville Kasson-Mantorville Cannon Falls Kenyon-Wanamingo Goodhue Hayfield Zumbrota-Mazeppa Rochester Lourdes Byron Pine Island Triton LaCrescent Lake City 6 4 3 3 3 2 0 2 4 5 5 5 5 8 6 4 4 3 3 3 0 3 5 6 6 6 7 9


Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meetings of the voting members of AG PARTNERS COOP AND FARM COUNTRY COOP will be held jointly at the Goodhue High School in Goodhue, Minnesota. A meal will be served at 7:00 p.m. and the business meeting to follow at 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, for the following purposes:
1. To receive reports from the Board of Directors and management covering the business of the Cooperatives for the previous fiscal year; and 2. To consider and vote on an amendment to the bylaws to change the manner in which the nominating committee can be selected; and 3. To elect six (6) directors whose terms are expiring; and 4. To consider any other business which may properly come before the meeting.

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Island League 10-28-13 Owens Locker 22 vs. Kittelson Heating and Plumbing 8; DMC Plumbing 12 vs. Oertli and Pleschourt 18; Comstock Farm 12 vs. Majerus & Tiarks 18; Producers Hybrids 21 vs. D&M Dairy 9 Top team series: Producers Hybrids 3482 Team game: Owens Locker 1216 Top individual series: Ken Lubahn and Jeff Kes 684 Top individual: Ken Lubahn 275

Patronage refund checks will be distributed at the meeting.

Friday, November 15 Saturday, November 16 Sunday, November 17

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Robert Hinsch, Secretary Paul Fetzer, President


Shari Chamberlain, Secretary Donald Schliep, President
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Island League 11-4-13 D&M Dairy 9 vs Majerus & Tiarks 21; Producers Hybrids 15 vs Comstock Farm 15; Owens Locker 18 vs DMC Plumbing 12; Kittelson Htg & Plg 24 vs Oertli & Pleschourt 6 Friday, November 15 High team series: Majerus & Tiarks 3,409 Dodge County girls hockey, Totino Grace at Kasson, 7:30 p.m. High team game: Majerus & Tiarks 1,210 Saturday, November 16 High individual series: Ken Lubahn and Dodge County girls hockey at Benilde-St. Margarets, 7:30 p.m. Tim Rosaaen 666 Monday, November 18 High individual game: Ken Lubahn 259 Girls basketball and wrestling practice begins

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Pine Islands Ben Farrell and two Maple Lake players chase down an Irish fumble in the fourth quarter of Fridays game in Richfield.
News-Record photos by Faye Haugen

Pine Islands Ben Warneke tries to turn and make the reception in Fridays State Class AA quarterfinal game in Richfield while Maple Lakes Lucas Fobbe and Cal Redemske have him tightly covered.

Pine Islands dream season comes to an end

By Faye Haugen RICHFIELD The Pine Island football team got off to the start they wanted in Fridays State Class AA quarterfinal game against Maple Lake. They just didnt get the finish they dreamed of. The Panthers fell 28-10 to Maple Lake to end their season at 9-3. We got off to the start we wanted to. We just couldnt maintain it, lamented Coach John Stapleton. Our defense played very well in the first quarter. We took care of our defensive responsibilities against their running offense . On offense we ran the ball well and were really clicking. The Panthers may have played their best quarter of the season in the first 12 minutes of Fridays game in Richfield. The PI defense shut the Irish running game down in the first quarter, allowing just 17 yards. PI got on the scoreboard when Ryan McNallan found running room down the sideline, racing 51 yards to the end zone. Ben Warneke added the PAT. The Panthers stopped the Irish on their next drive, taking over on the Maple Lake 37. The drive stalled and Coach Stapleton called out the field goal unit. With a strong wind at his back, Warnekes 45-yard attempt looked like it was going to be short. The ball clipped the goal post and rolled over the bar for a 10-0 lead. The Irish got their running game going just before the half when Dusty Strub found running room, racing 78 yards for the score with 5:04 to play in the half. Maple Lake took the momentum at that point, and we were never able to get it back, remarked Coach Stapleton. I looked at the film and Maple Lake really didnt do anything different. They just got more aggressive. Maple Lake scored twice in the third quarter. A 12-yard TD run by Strub gave the Irish a 14-10 lead, and Nic Pauman rushed in from the one to make it 21-10. Cal Redemske scored on a twoyard run to open the fourth quarter for the 28-10 final score. Maple Lake got all of their 319 yards on the ground, as they failed to connect on the only pass they threw. Pine Island rushed for 116 yards, but 106 of them came in the first half, as the Irish defense closed up the holes that the Panthers found in the opening half. Maple Lake had some very speedy running backs. Five (Dusty

PAT kick by Ben Warneke. 7-0 Second quarter PI: 45-yard field goal by Ben Warneke. 10-0 ML: 78-yard touchdown run by Dusty Strub. PAT kick by Charlie Stejskal. 7-10 Third quarter ML: 12-yard touchdown run by Dusty Strub. PAT kick by Charlie Stejskal. 14-10 ML: One-yard touchdown run by Nic Pauman. PAT kick by Charlie Stejskal. 21-10 Fourth quarter ML: Two-yard touchdown run by Cal Redemske. PAT kick by Charlie Stejskal. 28-10 Individual statistics Passing: PI - Jared Lohmeyer, 5 of 22 for 110 yards; Ben Warneke, 0 of 1; ML - Landon Caughey, 0 of 1 Rushing: PI - Ryan McNallan, 19 rushes for 114 yards; Spencer Schultz 3/7; Tristan Akason 3/6; Ben Farrell 2/1; Jared Lohmeyer 5/-12; ML - Dusty Strub 8/128; Cal Redemske 20/ 105; Trevor Borell 5/37; Nic Paumen 6/18 Receiving: PI - Ben Farrell, 3 receptions for 72 yards; Ryan McNallan 1/17; Luke Schmidt 1/21

By Faye Haugen Coach Rob Warneke tries to console his son Ben at the conclusion of Fridays State Class AA quarterfinal game in Richfield. The Panthers fell 28-10 to finish the season with a 9-3 record.

Volleyball news Mikayla Miller, a senior from Goodhue, was named Honorable Mention All State in Class A by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. . . Megan Quam, a junior from Kenyon-Wanamingo, has been selected to play in the ninth annual North Central Volleyball All Star game in Bemidji this Saturday at 11:30 a.m.. . . Bailey Auseth and Meg Clark, both seniors at Kenyon-Wanamingo, have been selected to play on the Minnesota squad in the sixth annual Tri State Volleyball All Star Games at Triple teamed, Pine Islands Ryan McNallan can only watch as the LaCrosse this Sunday, beginning at Maple Lake defense knocks a pass away in the third quarter. 11:30 a.m. Teams from Iowa and Wisconsin will also take part. Strub), 20 (Trevor Borell) and 33 will get six starters back. (Cal Redemske) were very good We had a very good season, runners, and once they got going and this is something we can build Bradley gets first win we had a hard time stopping them, off of. It is up to the kids in how Casey Bradley earned his first remarked Coach Stapleton. much work they want to put in win as a NFL head coach on Sunday Jared Lohmeyer was 5 of 22 during the summer, pointed out when his Jacksonville Jaguars passing for 110 yards. The cold Coach Stapleton. defeated the Tennessee Titans 29and very windy conditions were Pine Island 10 - Maple Lake 28 27. This was the Zumbrota natives PI ML tough to play in. Ben Farrell made first victory in nine games. Bradley First downs 10 14 three receptions for 72 yards. Ryan was recently back in Zumbrota 32 53 McNallan gained 114 yards on 19 Rushing plays attending his father Roys funeral. Rushing yards 116 319 carries. attempts 23 1 Ben Warneke, who had a ter- Passing Passing completions 5 0 Winter sports season rific receiving game last week in passing yards 110 0 The weather has cooled off and the section finals, drew a double interceptions 0 0 the fall sports season is just a and triple team on just about evtouchdowns 0 0 memory. Gymnastics and boys ery play. Total offense 227 319 basketball practice started on 6/37 5/42 Pine Island ends the season with Punts/avg. 2/0 3/1 Monday, and girls basketball and a 9-3 record. The Panthers will Fumbles/lost 3/20 4/35 wrestling practice will begin next graduate 10 seniors in Zach Penalties Scoring Monday. Kennedy, Andre Ringle, Alex Pine Island 7 3 0 0 = 10 The boys basketball preview will Kautz, Ian Radtke, Ryan McNal- Maple Lake 0 7 14 7 = 28 lan, Spencer Schultz, Brandon be printed in next weeks NewsFirst quarter Miller, Luke Schmidt, Jared Lo- PI: 51-yard touchdown run by Ryan McNallan. Record. Wrestling and girls baskethmeyer and Ben Warneke. The Panther offense will return three to four starters and the defense

ball previews will be in the November 27 edition, and gymnastics and dance previews will be printed December 4.

Congratulations PI football The Pine Island football team had a great season, going from 1-8 last year to 9-3 this season with a

Section 2AA championship and a State Class AA quarterfinal game to their credit. PI fans were super. The visitor stands at Richfield High School were overflowing with Panther fans who really got behind this years team. Congratulations to John Stapleton and his coaching staff for a great fall.

Southern Alliance Football Week 8 White Division FINAL Offense Team Rush Pass Total Lewiston-Altura 211 393 2504 Triton 2021 340 2361 Pine Island 1117 1237 2354 ZM 650 1416 2066 St. Charles 1055 969 2024 Dover-Eyota 761 1090 1851 Cotter 704 730 1434 KW 1164 232 1396 Defense Team Rush Pass Total Triton 542 349 891 Lewiston-Altura 1228 823 2051 ZM 1582 597 2179 Pine Island 1371 832 2203 Cotter 1539 726 2265 KW 1241 1033 2274 St. Charles 1541 840 2381 Dover-Eyota 1456 1303 2759 Points Team PS PA Net Triton 225 55 170 Lewiston-Altura 215 121 94 Pine Island 194 111 83 ZM 177 197 -20 KW 115 221 -106 St. Charles 138 248 -110 Dover-Eyota 108 267 -159 Cotter 59 268 -209 Individual rushing Player Att Yds Avg Ryan McNallan, PI 150 828 5.5 Brady Lange, LA 91 768 8.40 Drew Sathrum, KW 108 720 6.7 Patrick Ramirez, T 90 681 7.6 Colin Rain, LA 88 619 7.0 Jacob Tschann, ZM 120 573 4.80 Jericho Braun, SC 115 448 3.9 Individual receiving Player Rc Yds Avg Ben Farrell, PI 25 563 22.5 Nathan Boice, SC 31 517 16.7 Ellis Hirman, ZM 25 475 19.0 Ben Warneke, PI 27 472 17.5 Hunter Prodzinski, ZM 25 380 15.2 Joey Young, DE 24 348 14.5 Jacob Ugland, ZM 16 336 21.0 Jacob Klug, WC 23 306 13.3 Jacob Forrey, ZM 21 271 12.9 Drew Sathrum, KW 7 131 18.7 Individual passing Player Att Com Yds Jared Lohmeyer, PI 144 79 1473 Kurt Gadient, ZM 80 122 1415 Owen Riley, DE 195 93 1249 Jericho Braun, SC 163 81 1166 Josh Frost. WC 80 34 503 Storm Seefeldt, LA 85 28 483 Zach Otto, T 46 17 303 Luke Rechtzigel, KW 53 14 293 Freedom Hunt, ZM 37 13 139 Individual scoring Player TD PAT FG T Ben Warneke, PI 9 34 2 94 Brady Lange, LA 14 0 0 84 Ryan McNallan 13 0 0 78 Patrick Ramirez, T 12 0 2 76 Jacob Tschann, ZM 7 19 2 67 Drew Sathrum, KW 9 1 0 55 Ellis Hirman, ZM 7 1 0 44 Southern Alliance Football Week 9 Blue Division FINAL Points Team PS PA Net Caledonia 292 58 234 Chatfield 260 68 193 Rushford-Peterson 175 109 66 Goodhue 166 188 -22 Hayfield 115 143 -28 Wabasha-Kellogg 172 214 -42 Fillmore Central 101 149 -52 Southland 127 196 -69 Kingsland 88 357 -269 Individual rushing Player Att Yds Avg Austin Baab, WK 156 1134 7.27 Jake Neis, Ch 136 1075 7.90 Riley Huemann, G 131 530 4.05 Cole Kruger, H 87 413 4.75 Garrett Huemann, G 48 231 4.81 Jacob Pasch, G 16 108 6.75 Individual receiving Player Rc Yds Avg Alex Thomforde, G 34 316 9.29 Sam McNamara, G 14 304 21.7 Jayme Laplante, Ch 12 294 24.5 Drew Hurley, Ch 10 239 23.9 Logan Masters, FC 15 192 12.8 Nick Finbraaten, S 19 164 8.63 Cody Nord, G 6 81 13.5 Tyler Schumacher, G 4 69 17.2 Calvin Peterson, G 4 56 14.0 Individual passing Player Att Com Yds Tyler Schumacher, G 164 81 964 Cameron Rutlegge, H 120 44 619 Nate Skare, Ch 69 28 613 Trent Reinartz, S 108 54 528 Austin Baab, WK 68 27 358 Bryce Whitehill, FC 98 39 313 Mason Demorrett, Ca 19 10 214 Individual scoring Player TD PAT FG T Jake Neis, C 19 0 0 114 Austin Baab, WK 12 2 0 76 Riley Huemann, G 7 2 0 46 Nate Skare, C 4 14 2 44 Cole Kruger, H 6 0 0 36 Garrett Huemann, G 4 3 0 30 Alex Thomforde, G 3 0 3 24

Pine Islands Spencer Schultz (27) keeps a tight hold on the ball as the Maple Lake defense tries to rip the With Luke Thornton guarding his blind side, Pine Islands Jared Lohmeyer ball away in the second quarter. Teammate Zach Kennedy (77) tries to give Schultz a push while Duku Moses makes a pass in the fourth quarter of Fridays game. blocks out front.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 No. 46


Oronoco Pine Island

Section B of NEWS-RECORD

Food Shelf volunteers are recognized in November

By Alicia Hunt-Welch In 2012, more than 8,500 people per day used food shelves in Minnesota. This is an increase of 59% since 2007. According to Hunger Solutions of Minnesota, families with children account for more than 1.2 million Minnesota food shelf visits. Nearly 20,000 children used food shelves in 2012 than in the year prior. These vitally important charity organizations are predominately staffed and director by volunteers. From collecting food to providing the service to the operating agency from behind the scenes, there are numerous ways individuals and groups can get involved to help. Below are a few of the people from the News-Record coverage area who volunteer their time with local food shelves.

Tina Culbertson
PINE ISLAND Since 2003, Tina Culbertson has been a volunteer at Sharing Shelves in Pine Island and a member of the board of directors. She said, I enjoy the people I work with and serve on the board with. They have a lot of wisdom to share! In addition to her board duties, Culbertson volunteers in the food shelf on the fourth Wednesday of each month; bagging groceries for clients and recording the weight of what goes out of the food shelf. This recordkeeping, and tracking the clients age demographics, are all vital in operating a food shelf. Culbertson enjoys the fulfillment she feels from volunteering. She said, Im glad to be able to help others. There are days when I think to myself Im so busy today; I wish I didnt have to go in to the food shelf. But, inevitably, I ing Ive given my time and enleave after my two-hour shift and ergy to help someone else. Plus, think better of that! It gives me a its fun! Culbertson grew up on a dairy boost for the rest of the day knowfarm near Owatonna and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in animal industry marketing and communications. For the past 24 years she has worked for a Californiabased international dairy cattle genetics marketing company, WorldWide Sires, creating ads, catalogs and other promotional materials for distribution all over the world. Her husband Scott is also employed in the dairy industry, and their hobbies include showing registered Holsteins. They have two daughters: Annie is freshman at the University of Minnesota and Emma is a freshman at Pine Island High School. Culbertson also volunteers at her church, Saint Paul Lutheran, is a 4-H leader for the New Haven Sodbusters club, and has been involved in mission trips to poverty-stricken Baja areas of Mexico. Culbertson said, Volunteering for the food shelf gives a person a sense of satisfaction and a dose of humility. Its good for the soul and good for the community. Who doesnt need a shot of that every once in a while? As a member of the board she has seen the many sides of giving. I also continue to be amazed by the overwhelming generosity of our Pine Island community, she said. I see how much food and money pours into our shelves every month, and it is given freely, without much asking on our part. People just seem to realize its the right thing to do, to help your neighbors. Thats our small town rural roots showing through. Pine Island Sharing Shelves provides nutritional assistance to people who reside in the Pine Island school district and is supported by the local churches and the community. The food shelf is open from 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday.

Shirley Rosener
GOODHUE Shirley Rosener of Goodhue is currently the president of the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf Board of Directors. She also volunteers at the food shelf on occasions. Rosener has delivered food from area churches to the food shelf, stocked shelves, and assisted when other deliveries are made. She said, There are lots of other volunteers there on a regular basis, and we are always looking for others to help out. Rosener has volunteered through the Goodhue Lioness Club. I work at the bloodmobile drives, hazardous waste collections, and club fundraisers such as the community calendars and salad luncheon. She also helps at the Wise Penny Thrift Store in Red Wing, which donates money to area Wels Churches and parochial schools. Rosener retired in 1999 after a 31-year career as bookkeeper for Goodhue School. These days she works a few hours a week at Hub

Jonathon Dierks
Food Center in Zumbrota. Keeps the brain functioning, she said. When not working or volunteering, she and her husband Jack are avid Red Wing Pottery collectors; so they visit many auctions, garage sales and flea markets. She also enjoys reading, puzzles and traveling. WANAMINGO As a firstgrader, Jonathon Dierks went door to door in Wanamingo to collect donations for the local food shelf, along with others from his Cub Scout pack. That first experience left an impression on Dierks. The 14-year-old recalled, I thought it was a good thing for the community and it helped lots of people. Since that time, Dierks has gone door to door once or twice a year to collect food for the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf, which provides assistance to those in need from Wanamingo and other communities. Now in ninth grade at Kenyon- said a task such as this is so simple Wanamingo High School, Dierks that anyone can get involved. One weekend the scouts go door to door and leave notices to inform every household in Wanamingo that they will be collecting food the next week. On collection day the residents simply put the donation items in a bag and set it outside the door in a visible area. Dierks and his fellow scouts then walk throughout every neighborhood in search of donation bags which are then delivered to the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf and separated onto the appropriate shelves. Of the service Dierks said, I like collecting [the food]. I can see before it all gets put away all the bags there and how much people care. He estimates it takes an hour or two to deliver the notices and then a couple hours to pick up the bags and deliver the donations and sort the items. Dierks suggested other teens and kids get involved and volunteer in this way. This is very easy, he said. Dierkss other volunteer activities have included roadside cleanup for the portion of highway his family has adopted, helping to construct a building with his church youth group, and packaging meals for Feed My Starving Children, a program that provides meals for undernourished children throughout the world. Of his volunteer experience he said, Ive learned that even the smallest things can add up to one big thing. That is grown-up insight, for a person of any age.

Carrie Befort
MAZEPPA Carrie Befort enjoys volunteering at the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf. She said, My duties consist of lifting boxes of food onto carts for Mrs. Reppe and helping her stock the shelves with food and other necessities. For about five years Befort has been volunteering her time at the food shelf, and she most enjoys being able to help others. She said, I would recommend people volunteering at the food shelf in this way because it is a great way to help your community and individuals without making a huge commitment. Just call up Mrs. Reppe, and offer to help her sometime during the month. Befort lives in rural Mazeppa. At home she helps with chores daily on their small family dairy farm; milking cows, feeding and bedding the replacement heifers. She is a senior at Faith and Life Academy, a home school group. She has five siblings, many of

Verdell Pettey
ORONOCO Verdell Pettey became a volunteer at the food shelf in Oronoco about three years ago. She heard about a food drive at Grace Lutheran Church. While collecting food, she met Lance Sorenson who talked to her about volunteering for the Oronoco food shelf. Pettey said, After talking with him, I signed up to help them. Currently she devotes about six hours a month at the food shelf. Pettey waits on the clients who come for food by helping them shop. During that time she also visits with them. They are quite a group of people, she said. They have needs but they very much appreciate the help they are able to get. Originally from Plainview, and operated S&M Marine but Pettey has lived in Oronoco for 42 recently retired the business. Now years. She and her husband owned with the extra time on her hand, The food shelf is an opportunity to volunteer, and the people are so appreciative. Volunteers are always needed in our community, for a variety of things. For many years Kindseth worked as a nurse for District One in Faribault until she retired. She and her husband of 54 years, Mark, have four children and eight grandchildren. The couple have lived in Kenyon for over fifty years, and both grew up in rural Kenyon. When not volunteering she enjoys traveling, biking, walking, quilting and gardening. The All Seasons Food Shelf in Kenyon serves individuals who live in the Kenyon-Wanamingo school district boundaries; and includes the Kenyon, Wanamingo, Dennison and Nerstrand areas. All Seasons is open Mondays 3-6 p.m., Thursday noon-3 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. -noon. The Kenyon food shelf also provides a backpack program. Pettey said volunteering will take on a more prominent role in her life. She said, There are rewards to itnew friendships and something fun to do with your free time. Volunteering just works for me. Prior to getting involved with the food shelf, Pettey volunteered at Quarry Hill Park in Rochester and also helped out at her church. She said the food shelf is the first consistent volunteer work she has taken part in. She said, I enjoy the work I do, and I get to know people in the community. Ive met many new friends while volunteering at the food shelf. Pettey said the food shelf is always in need of more volunteers. The task is huge when the Channel One truck comes, she explained. There are a lot of boxes to carry in and food to put on the shelf. For each recipient, paperwork also needs to be completed. The food is then weighed before it is carried out to their vehicle. People interested in volunteering for the food shelf can contact Pettey or Sorenson. Pettey said, We are very lucky we have Lance. He is a great organizer, very friendly, and he is dedicated. The food shelf in Oronoco is at the Presbyterian Church. It is open the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 5-7 p.m., except for the holidays when hours may be changed. For December the food shelf will be open the second and third Wednesdays. The food shelf is a partnership of the Channel One regional food bank of Rochester and is supported by Oronoco businesses, churches and residents.

whom have also volunteered at the food shelf over the years. In her free time Befort enjoys talking with friends, practicing guitar, reading and learning Spanish. She also volunteers as a faith formation teacher at St. Pauls Church, and she enjoys volunteering with Schoenstatt, a movement within the Catholic Church.

Mary Kindseth
KENYON For a little over a year Mary Kindseth has spent her Thursday evenings volunteering at the All Seasons Food Shelf in Kenyon. She said, Volunteering is something that I have always believed in doing. So when she heard about the new food shelf she thought, This is a way I can be of service to my community. Her duties include meeting with clients, and helping them with picking out items to meet their needs. The food shelf here is set out very nicely, she said. They can pick out a certain number of items to match the number of people they have in their family. Kindseth has also served as a long-term hospice volunteer with Faith in Action, as a parish nurse for a church in the Nerstrand area, and has volunteered as a driver for the Hiawathaland transit program. I think volunteering is a

Deb Walstad
ZUMBROTA As a child, Deb Walstad said her parents instilled some lifelong values and beliefs. She said, I learned at a very young age about compassion and how important it is to be grateful for everything you have in your life. Walstad has put those lessons to work as the volunteer director of the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf. Her primary duties include completing the necessary paperwork and writing grants, in addition to distributing food. In her tenth year as director Walstad said, I love helping families and individuals who are having a hard time, and especially those who are experiencing hunger. No one should have to experience hunger. Walstad said, Volunteering at the food shelf is a way to help others and pay it forward. In addition, you never know when you might need a little help of your People are very grateful for help. Walstad works for Majerus and Tiarks in Pine Island. She and her husband Todd have two children: Kindra is a junior at Winona State University and Austin is a freshman at Rochester Community and Technical College. In her free time Walstad enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating and watching her kids waterski. She also serves as a board member for the Ski Dox waterski team, and is a member of the Stabilize Zumbrota Families Committee. The Zumbrota Area Food Shelf serves people in need from the Zumbrota, Wanamingo, Mazeppa, Goodhue, and Bellechester areas. It is open the first and third Mondays of each month from 2-4 p.m., the second and fourth Thursdays from 7-8 p.m., and, for senior citizens, on the third Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

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homes and buildings have changed over the years, such as objects made of plastic that can give off dangerous vapors or highly combustible materials. He said a recent departmental training session that involved burning a house down really opened his eyes on what potentially can happen. Sorby said that historically the department does a good job of providing education during October for National Fire Prevention Month, but he plans to get involved with others in expanding education further. One particular area he hopes to focus on is with the elderly in the community and facilities such as the Zumbrota Towers. Sorbys family includes his wife and their three-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. Since he works nights (and some weekends) as a maintenance foreman at Spectro Alloys Corp in Rosemount, it makes it convenient for the department, because it is hard to identify people available to respond to calls during weekdays. Some of the calls he has responded to thus far have included motor vehicle accidents and fire calls related to the weather.
Ben Lawson

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In Zumbrota, Brownie Troop 25421 and helpers sit on top of the 30-plus bags filled during the leaf cleanup on Saturday, November 2. They started out from United Redeemer Church and went around neighborhood streets. From left: Nate Donovan, Janica Balash, Isabelle Amsbaugh, Olivia Amsbaugh, Alexandra Ebertowski, Holly Donovan, Bobbie Rae Benson, and Abby Clasemann.

Ben Lawson and Scott Sorby are new members of the Zumbrota Fire Department.

Girl Scouts clean up leaves from streets

Area Girl Scouts cleaned up leaves from streets in Zumbrota and Mazeppa on Saturday, November 2. Troop members, along with leaders, volunteers, and family members, took to the sidewalks and streets and along curbs and gutters, focusing on raking leaves and grass away from storm drain areas. They also shared information in the communities about the importance of keeping leaves out of streets. The girls, all members of the Greater Goodhue Service Unit, have learned that phosphorus created by decomposed leaves can harm fish and waterways. Various troop activities have taught them about water quality and water usage. Before heading out to rake in Zumbrota, Troop 25421, led by Kristen Donovan, learned about the amounts of water used for common activities such as hand washing dishes compared to using a dishwasher and taking a bath vs. showering. Brownie Troop 25600, led by Alison Krinke, has been working toward their Brownie Quest journey badge. Junior Troop 25240, led by Sarah Nelson, worked with Krinkes troop in Mazeppa. Together, they collected 750 pounds (or twentyfive 30 gallon bags) of leaves and debris. Over 30 bags were filled through the efforts of Troop 25421 in Zumbrota. Donovan summarized the day by saying, The girls had a great time and we had awesome weather for our cleanup this year!

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA Scott Sorby and Ben Lawson are among recent volunteers to join the Zumbrota Fire Department. During the past summer, the two local residents, along with Allen Jantzen and Joshua Finstuen completed the required initial training and testing. Introductions of Jantzen and Finstuen appeared in a previous News-Record article.
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Sorby moved to Zumbrota from Cannon Falls in 2011. With firefighting deeply rooted in his family history, it was a natural

decision for Sorby to join the fire department. With great-grandfathers on both sides of the family, aunts, uncles, and his dad all firefighters, Sorby said, I pretty much grew up around a fire hall. Even with his exposure to fire departments, Sorby appreciated all that he learned during the extensive training he received from May through August, conducted by Riverland Community College. One specific learning experience he commented on was the way fire acts and the differences between now and as recently as twenty years ago. He noted how the types of materials found in

Fire department Halloween costume contest winners

Lawson moved to Zumbrota when he was in the third grade. He served in the Navy for four years and now works as a dispatcher at Treasure Island. In addition, he is in enrolled in online classes through American Military University, working towards his bachelors degree in emergency and disaster management. His fouryear-old daughter, Leila, also keeps him busy. She enjoys seeing the big fire trucks and is proud that her dad is a firefighter. Lawson was surprised at how in depth the initial training was. He found the training exercise of a fire inside a semi-trailer to be particularly interesting to see how the burning pallets and straw bales developed so quickly and became so hot in the confined area. But he said, The best training is the actual calls and seeing the senior members working together. He explained that there may be different people able to respond, depending on the time or day of the call, and how this results in diverse dynamics of the team response as well the type of situation at the scene being different with each call. Being part of a team, in addition to helping others, was what drew Lawson to volunteering for the Zumbrota Fire Department. He said it is a pretty tight knit group even though among the thirty members there is a wide range of experience with the department and a variety of occupations and skills represented among the group. In addition to seeing each other on calls, there are also meetings twice a month: a training session on the second Monday and a business meeting on the third Monday.

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Junior Girl Scout troop 25240 proudly shows a few of the 25 bags of leaves and clippings they, Troop 25600, and volunteers raked leaves and grass in Mazeppa November 2. Left to right: Emma Nelson, Annika Trelstad, Emma Plank, Alexis Knott, Jordana Johnson, Hailey Schliep and Maren Nietz.

Construction continues in Zumbrota

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA With the temperature in the low 30s and snow making its debut in the area earlier in the week, a drive around Zumbrota on Friday, November 8, showed progress on several construction projects. Workers were dressed for the weather as they tried to complete as much as possible before more snow and cold arrives and to stay on project timelines.
Right: Edel Construction workers near completion of a new facelift on the exterior of the sanctuary of United Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota Fire Departments annual Halloween Dance MEETING was held Saturday, October 26, at Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727. Music INDEPENDENT SCHOOL was provided throughout the night by The Polka Dots and Lost Faculties, DISTRICT NO. 2805 and a costume contest was held. Winning the first place prize of $300 ZUMBROTA-MAZEPPA were Susan Hopp and Ramona Redfield as the barrel of monkeys. PUBLIC SCHOOLS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 7:00 P.M. ZM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER MAZEPPA, MINNESOTA I. Call Meeting to Order (Action) II. Recite Pledge of Allegiance III. Adopt Agenda (Action) IV. Communications V. Reports VI. Old Business a. Policy Change for Students Who Drop at Semester (Action) VII. Patron Input VIII. New Business a. Adopt Consent Agenda (Action) b. Personnel (Action) c. Enrollment Options Report for 20132014 IX. Board Comments and Reports X. Pertinent Dates XI. Future Agenda Items XII. Adjourn Meeting (Action) Lynette Benitt and Tom Ringeisen won third place and $50 as the ZM46-1f headless couple.

Interim administrator and project director Scott Jackson said the Zumbrota Health Services (ZHS) project is running on schedule. The spancrete flooring will be installed in the next few weeks followed by cement block walls. On December 9, a boom truck will arrive to install large steel beams that will tie the roof lines together. The new addition will include additional resident rooms; dining areas; new kitchen, pantry, and storage areas; and a therapy department.

The cement has been poured at Our Saviours Lutheran Church and the side walls are now going up. Partitions for the youth room, fireside room, classrooms, and office space are in place as well as the entrance to the new sanctuary. Additional building materials are on site and ready for continued progress.

The portion of Zumbrota Ford currently under wraps will be the Quick Lane Tire and Oil Center. According to general manager Tim Dolan, this phase two portion of the overall project is targeted to be completed December 1. The entire remodeling project is estimated to be done in early 2014.

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Community Trust matching grant doubles your gift
ZUMBROTA An anonymous donor will match gifts to the Zumbrota Community Trust up to a total of $1,000 on Give to the Max Day, November 14. This is the first time the trust has been offered a matching grant. Board members are very excited about the good the funds can do for the Zumbrota area. Donations last year totaled nearly $500, which was disbursed in addition to funds allocated by the annual grant program in October. A total of $1,000 in gifts this year will bring $2,000 in revenue to the trust. To help the trust reach this goal, you can give online at Zumbrota-Community-Trust (or Google Give to the Max and type Zumbrota Community Trust in the search box.) The trust received $1,800 through donations to this years Combined Charities Drive, and Give to the Max Day offers yet another opportunity for people to help the trust help the community. Every donation made on November 14 also gives the Zumbrota Community Trust a chance to win even more money through prizes and contests given by challenge grant donors statewide. If you do not wish to donate online, gifts can be mailed directly to the Zumbrota Community Trust at any time. The address is Box 226, Zumbrota, MN 55992.

Make ZAAC a Golden Ticket winner

ZUMBROTA Thursday, November 14, is Give to the Max Day, the largest online giving event in the world. Last year more than 53,000 people gave over $16 million to charitable and educational organizations in this one 24-hour period. Goodhue County raised six times more than the average county in greater Minnesota. As a nonprofit, the Zumbrota Area Arts Council (ZAAC) has two pages on the website: one for general ZAAC activities and one specifically to fund the Encore Renovation Campaign to renovate and expand the State Theatre. ZAAC is active throughout the year in the community. In addition to the many State Theatre events, ZAAC sponsors Music In The Park, Art In East Park, Art Splash, Art on Main, the Iron Pour, Z-Theatre Community Theatre, and a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior. Any online donation through on November 14 makes an organization eligible to receive a Golden Ticket worth $1,000, awarded by random donor drawings during each of the 24 hours. At the end of the day a Super-Sized Golden Ticket worth $10,000 will be awarded to one nonprofit by a random donor drawing. Every donation gives an organization one more opportunity to win a Golden Ticket. A donation of $10 or more makes ZAAC eligible for the Golden Ticket matching grants of $1,000 and $10,000. The general ZAAC page is at story/Zumbrota-Area-Arts-Council. The State Theatre Encore Renovation page is at http://givemn. Donors can also give to multiple charities with a single credit card transaction by using the shopping basket feature on the website. Prescheduled donations can also be made on the GiveMN website, for people who dont want to wait until Thursday. For those donors who wish to increase their gift by paying it in installments, the website has a feature that allows donors to set up recurring payments.

Mazeppa Fire Department plans to purchase a new truck

By Alice Duschanek-Myers MAZEPPA At the November 6 city council meeting, Mazeppa Fire Chief Brandon Goranson reported that the fire department had approved joining HGAC to get a better price for the purchase of vehicles. The current quote for a new truck with the necessary specifications is $280,000. HGAC is a purchasing cooperative for governmental entities. The council approved entering into a contract with HGAC and the purchase of a new truck, not to exceed $300,000. Marv Ehlers of the Zumbrota Township Board and Laurie Hoernemann, Zumbrota Township Clerk, presented a proposal to change the fire district boundary

Linda Quast will officially retire January 31, 2014. An early retirement open house was held November 9 at the State Farm office in Zumbrota where she is the office manager. She has worked with State Farm Agent, Lyle Wendroth, left, since 1987.

City enters agreement with engineering firm for wastewater operator

By Tara Chapa ZUMBROTA With the retirement of Public Works Director Rick Lohmann fast approaching, Zumbrota needed to arrange to cover the duties of the Class B wastewater operator. Due to the lack of candidates who hold this specific license, Lohmann has agreed to contract with the city two days a week for two hours a day. Brian Simmons of the engineering and consulting firm Bolten and Menk presented the contract details at the city council meeting on November 7. Contracted hours will cost the city $900 per month. Paul Zielsdorf and Keri Lee are current staff for the wastewater facility, however, both would need the special Class B operator license to be the wastewater treatment facility operator. Lee is close to retirement and Zielsdorf is nearing the time to be able to qualify to complete the test. City Administrator Neil Jensen said Zielsdorf is about a year and a half away from qualifying. Once he is certified, the contract with Bolten and Menk would be null and void. Simmons said it is not uncommon to enter into agreement like this, Cities such as Caledonia, Wanamingo, and Cannon Falls have similar arrangements.

City to negotiate further with Zumbrota Fire Board

By Tara Chapa ZUMBROTA Although the Zumbrota City Council was in agreement that the formula determining percentage responsibilities in the joint powers agreement with the Zumbrota Fire Board should be reviewed annually, no final decision was made on the exact numbers of the formula at the November 7 city council meeting. Mayor Rich Bauer will attend the next fire board meeting on November 19.
435th Street assessment

No Zumbrota residents turned out for the 435th Street improvement project public hearing. Total estimated cost of the project is $317,000 with the final assessment amount at $109,000. After November 15, the $109,000 assessment will become final for the 2014 tax season payable over ten years.
Pay increases/health insurance

At the October 17 meeting, Mayor Bauer proposed a two percent cost of living adjustment increase, while also increasing all salaries by 0.95% in effort to put them more in line with the Trusight pay study. Council made no decisions as they required further discussion. Council has now voted to approve the pay increase over the next four years. Council also approved entering into an agreement with Health Partners for medical insurance for city employees for the December 2013 through December 2014 year. In January 2015, rates could increase as much as 40%. Councilman Dale Hinderaker said that by entering into an agreement one more year with Health Partners, the current rates will apply. This will allow for the city to research more health insurance companies over the next twelve months in an effort to find a plan beginning January of 2015. Currently, the city spends $125,000 to $130,000 annually on health insurance coverage for employees. Hinderaker said the city needs to watch out for its employees while

also being responsible to the taxpayers. Scenic Heights Subdivision Liability coverage The council held a public hearEvery year the council has to ing to consider a request to replat declare its intent to not waive the Lots 1 and 2 in Block 6 and Lots 2 liability limits for the League of and 3 in Block 1 at the Scenic Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust Heights Subdivision; and Lots 1 (LMCIT) and it is advised not to and 2 in Block 1 of Scenic Heights do so. The LMCIT is a coopera- 2nd Subdivision. There was no tive, member-owned organization founded during 1980 that provides opposition from the public. The property, liability, workers com- council approved replatting these pensation and employee benefit lots. City Attorney Erwin provided needs to Minnesota cities. Memthe council with more informabers contribute premiums to a jointly-owned fund rather than tion on the lots at Scenic Heights. paying premiums to buy insurance If the Mazeppa office of the First from a private insurance company. State Bank of Red Wing holds the The funds are used to pay for mem- first mortgage on the lots and the bers claims, losses and expenses. City holds a second mortgage and The city has approved to renew its there is a financial loss on the lots, liability waver coverage. the bank would be paid first. There Other business might not be any funds to pay the Year-end transfers were recom- City for its investment. mended by city accountant Kim Other business Simonson. Various funds from the The council approved construcwater, sewer, and general funds tion permits for Travis Perzynski were transferred into the capital (remodeling), the Mazeppa Area project restricted, capital equipment, sidewalk, and sewer funds. Historical Society (reroofing), Every other year the city pulls Bruce Vagt (reroofing), Clara and inspects one of the three wells Arendt (reroofing), Deb Ostertag the city runs for water. Each well (reroofing), Brian Burdick (reroofis pulled on a six-year rotation. ing), and Seth Gore (new home This year well number five will construction). The posting of a five-ton weight get a complete maintenance check and worn parts will be removed limit on 13th Avenue NE and and replaced. The cities wells are Cherry Street NE was approved. numbered three, four, and five. The Wabasha County MainteNumbers one and two were origi- nance Agreement in the amount nally located in the old fire hall of $1,882.50 was approved by the and were filled in years ago, how- council. The city maintains Chestever, the Department of Health nut and Main (1st Avenue) Streets continues to name them one and which are Wabasha County Roads. two, therefore Public Works DiThe council discussed the posrector Rick Lohman said its im- sibility of requiring electronic cigaportant to remain consistent with rette users to follow the same law their labeling of the wells. as cigarette smokers. Council approved the hiring of To address safety concerns, City Mike Olson for the Public Works senior street maintenance super- Attorney Steve Erwin will write a visor position. He will begin on letter to Olmsted County requestNovember 25. Mayor Bauer said ing lighting at the intersection of they received eight applicants and County Road 12 and County Road interviewed three. He said it was 18. The council approved a pay reextremely difficult to choose the candidate as all who were inter- quest for improvements on 1st Avenue South. They discussed reviewed were excellent.

of the Zumbrota Township. The boundary change straightens the MFDs horseshoe shaped territory and adds three more residences. The MFD approved the change at their meeting on November 4. The council also approved the change to the fire district boundary in Zumbrota Township. The council also approved three new members recommended by the fire department: Shelly Schultz, ports from citizens that a spillway Steve Goodenough, and Dan there was hazardous because veNelson. hicles were bottoming out. PaintNew winter parking ordinance ing caution strips to slow traffic The council approved the pur- when turning off of Highway 60 chase of signs for the new snow could resolve the problem. weather ordinance. According to Wabasha County Chief Deputy the ordinance, there is to be no Joe Modjeski provided the monthly parking on any of the City of reports of activity and calls to the Mazeppa streets from 1-6 a.m. from council. Mazeppa City Clerk Linda November 1 until April 1. Friedrich verified that dog comMazeppa will remove snow from plaints that involve a bite should the sidewalks between Highway be directed to the Wabasha 60 to Chestnut, Walnut, and Cherry Sheriffs Department. Streets. The council approved the Representative Steve Drazsnow removal policy in the busi- kowski provided the council with ness district. an update on the 2013 Legislative Public Works Session. The council discussed Public Works Director Larry other issues with him. Council Zielsdorf reported that four loads shared their views in support of of sludge were hauled out from more state level funding of public the waste treatment facility. The education in small cities. clarifier at the plant needs a drive chain replaced. Zielsdorf reported that the sewer problems at WDs Bar & Grill at 217 1st Avenue South were re9 solved. The city opened the line October 12:11 p.m. A male might have had using a smaller jetter. Manthei a mini stroke. He is conscious but not Septic Tank & System Cleaning alert. cleaned the sewer line. 12:15 p.m. A neighbors dog barks The council approved increas- all day and is tied out on the side of the ing the base fee for sewer by $0.50 house. An officer talked to the owner was at the residence. She said they and the base fee for water by $0.50 who have been working with the dog to keep on January 1, 2014. it quiet.
3:42 p.m. An officer assisted other authorities. 8:12 p.m. A male was acting strange in the lot of the dance studio. He was lying on vehicles, touching motorcycles and yelling at the dumpster. 8:51 p.m. A car hit a deer. The deer was removed from the roadway. October 10 7:08 a.m. A 911 call was received from Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School. There were no problems. 11:33 a.m. An officer unlocked a vehicle. 2:30 p.m. A driver was cited for no seat belt. 4:01 p.m. A driver was warned for speeding. 4:56 p.m. A driver was cited for no seat belt. October 11 12:15 p.m. A female asked an officer for assistance in getting her dog out from behind her bed. 4:24 p.m. A deputy reported a tip of a vehicle having two occupants and smelling of marijuana. October 12 8:16 a.m. A coroner was contacted about a hospice death. 8:24 a.m. A driver was cited for driving after cancellation and warned for no proof of insurance. 9:05 am.. A driver was warned for speeding. 10:36 a.m. A driver was warned for speeding. 11:02 a.m. An officer assisted in setting straps on a vehicle that was on the ramp. 1:48 p.m. A driver was cited for driving 40 mph in a 30 mph. 3:11-5:09 p.m. Four drivers were warned for speeding. October 13 12 a.m. A driver was warned for speeding. 12:40 a.m. Four intoxicated males were involved in a fight. 11:46 a.m. Cows were on Highway 58. 3 p.m. A driver was cited for speeding. 3:33 p.m. A driver was cited for no seat belt. 3:50 p.m. A driver was warned for speeding. 3:54 p.m. A male reported that a vehicle had been tailgating him and then passed him. The occupants had an open can of beer in the back. 4:05 p.m. A driver was cited for no seat belt.

Linda Quast is retiring from State Farm after 28 years

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA An open house for Linda Quast was held Friday, November 8 at the State Farm office in Zumbrota. Quast will officially retire as office manager on January 31, 2014. The party was held early, ahead of the holiday season and Minnesotas unpredictable winter weather. Quasts first day of her 28-year career was December 1, 1985, training under trainee agent, Sue Panzer. Beginning in June, 1986, Denny Dunker oversaw the agency while Quast worked alone in the Zumbrota office. In January 1987, Lyle Wendroth, a new trainee agent at the time, arrived in Zumbrota. Quast and Wendroth have continued to remain with State Farm in Zumbrota since then. The local State Farm team currently also includes three additional employees and a satellite office in Kenyon. During her years with State Farm, Quast said the biggest changes have been related to the type of insurance and technology. People are insuring for catastrophic losses more than in the past. Technology has become a big part of the industry during her career, since everything was done by paper when she began in 1985. Another major change occurred when the agency moved from its longtime Main Street location to 267 5th Street in July 2005. Quast said she will most miss working with the public, coworkers and Lyle. But she is looking forward to doing more traveling, spending more time with her family that includes four grandchildren (with a fifth due in March), gardening and tending to her flowers, and volunteering in the community. And maybe she will also find time to ride the new bike she received as a retirement present.


4:15 p.m. A male reported that he was assaulted on October 2. 4:26 p.m. A driver was warned for incorrect use of a seat belt. 4:41 p.m. A vehicle was on the shoulder with flashers on. The driver said his low oil pressure light was on and he needed to be towed. 5:17 p.m. A deputy reported that a needle was dropped somewhere on South Main Street. 7:22 p.m. SuperAmerica employees were having concerns of suspicious males in the back of the building. They were running remote controlled race cars. 8:23 p.m. A female reported that her husband was punching her in the face and there was a small child in the house. He was arrested for domestic assault. 10:08 p.m. A vehicle was parked in the Covered Bridge Park with two occupants in it. They were advised that the park was closed. October 14 1:12 a.m. Two occupants were in the Ford dealership. They were looking at vehicles. The officer told them to move. 2:18 a.m. A driver requested assistance with a disagreement with a pregnant girlfriend. 7:25 a.m. Two large dogs were running loose. An officer talked to the dogs owner. She said that she had been out looking for them. 10:58 a.m. A vehicle crash occurred with no injuries. 1:17 p.m. An officer unlocked a vehicle. 6:14 p.m. Hub Food Center reported that a female bike had been sitting in front of the store for three days and they would like it picked up. 8:27 p.m. A report was made that a neighbors ex-boyfriend was drunk and had been over there for an hour pounding on doors and windows and he broke into a shed. He was transported to Rochester detox. October 15 10:04 a.m. A driver was stopped for having a headlight out. 11:33 a.m. SuperAmerica reported a gas drive-off.

Over 250 winter clothing items collected in The Big Warm Up

ZUMBROTA The community and New River Assembly of God Church had an opportunity to see what can happen when people get together and put other peoples needs before their own. For the churchs Big Warm Up held October 15 through November 5, over 250 winter clothing items were donated, including over 50 coats. Pastor Gary Basinski said, It is an honor to pastor in a city where people will rally behind something so simple, yet so meaningful all at the same time. I cannot wait to see what other things we can unite behind to continue to see the Zumbrota be the best city in the state of Minnesota!

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Pine Island World War II vets share their experiences with PI students
By Audra DePestel PINE ISLAND World War II veterans Ed Albrecht of Wabasha and Frank Goplen of Zumbrota were guest speakers on Wednesday, October 23, at Pine Island Middle School. Wayne Dickies seventh grade flex classes welcomed the veterans who shared numerous cherished memorabilia and information with the students about their WWII experiences. The students watched and listened closely as the veterans brought to life a history that these brave men lived and saw firsthand.
Ed Albrecht

Albrecht volunteered for service in 1944. His journey started off at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis. From there he went to many different military training facilities around the country before being sent to New Jersey for deployment. Albrecht sailed past the Statue of Liberty on his way out of the country on Thanksgiving Day 1944. He was in a convoy of ships and ended up seasick most of the time during the 12-day trip to France. By Christmas Day he was on the front lines. Albrecht said his unit would go on 12-mile hikes/marches at night to prevent being seen by the enemy.

A chilling story he shared with the students was about how one night while he was out on patrol he felt a sharp pain in his neck/ back area and was not sure what happened. He took a few steps but felt faint and collapsed to the ground. A bomb had exploded behind him in a tree and the flying metal fragments hit him. In June 1945 he was sent on a hospital ship back to the U.S. Albrecht recovered and moved to several different bases in the U.S. He also spent time guarding German prisoners in New Mexico before eventually being discharged from the military. To this day, he still has some fragments of the bomb in his back. After the military, Albrecht went to optometry school in Chicago under the GI Bill which paid for his schooling. He set up practice in Wabasha, where he has been a resident for more than 50 years.
Frank Goplen

Goplen joined the Air Corps (now known as the Air Force) in 1942. He was a pilot with the 15th Air Corps stationed out of Pantenella Air Base in Italy. Goplen flew 39 missions before being shot down in July 1944 over Munich, Germany, and cap-

tured. He was transported by train across Germany and held at Stalag Luft I located near Barth, Germany. The prisoner-of-war (POW) camp held primarily British and American airmen. Goplen spoke to the students about his time as a POW and how the experience has affected him throughout his life. He shared stories about how the prisoners were mistreated and given very little nourishment and how the living conditions were poor and unsanitary. Goplen said he suffered frozen feet, malnutrition, poor teeth, and he watched many die. For eleven months, Goplen remained a prisoner until the camp was liberated by Russian troops on April 30, 1945. Though he suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder, Goplen still managed to earn his college degrees in engineering at the University of Minnesota through the GI Bill. He went on to work for General Motors and helped develop portions of the V8 engine. Later he took a job at IBM were he worked for 32 years before retiring 27 years ago. Goplen has been married for 67 years and has three daughters. He said it is still difficult for him to WWII veteran Frank Goplen speaks about his experiences as a prisoner of war to Pine Island seventh-graders talk about his POW experience. and shows items from during the war.

PI School to upgrade K-5 science with Project Lead The Way program
By Alice Duschanek-Myers PINE ISLAND On November 7, Principal Kevin Cardille reported on the new Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program that is being developed for elementary students in grades K-5. The school is planning to add the program to the current science curriculum or replace the program or the Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits in the elementary school. He said it might work well to add it with the FOSS kits. He and teachers Sarah Taffe and Megan Schimek recently attended a PLTW Conference in St. Cloud. He said, This was one more portion that we needed to do to become a certified school. More staff could be certified in vocational programs to bring more funding into the district while offering students more options. The programs are oriented to careers, work, and employment. At the high school level, where the program is already in place, the course credits from PLTW actually work like the College Now program. Students can pay a fee for transfer of transcripts and credit to a college that has not adopted the PLTW program.
Ramp Up For Readiness

An application was submitted for a Ramp Up for Readiness grant. Ramp Up is a Minnesota Legislative requirement. The high school is developing a college and career resource room for students in the west gathering room of the library.

Besides researching careers and colleges, students will be able to practice for ACT testing and start college applications. The intent is to build students interest in appropriate, attainable goals for their future.
Music groups to form

A friend of Cardilles, Mike Arturi who is a drummer for The Lovin Spoonful, has agreed to coach those students who are interested and combine them in groups. The groups will perform at the Olde Pine Theatre. Arturi is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Football team went to state

Eight PI students sing with HVL All-Conference Choir

PINE ISLAND The Pine Island choral program had eight vocalists represent them at the Hiawatha Valley League All-Conference Choir. They joined other talented vocalists from eleven other schools to rehearse and then present a concert on Monday, November 4 at Kasson-Mantorville High School. The guest conductor was Mr. Bruce Phelps. Front row: Sara Cramer, Taylor Baker, Laura Torgeson, and Siera McNallan; back row: Caleb Kopp, Garrett Talbot, Mitch Leland, and James Kroll.

The varsity football team competed at the state tournament on November 8. Student school board representative Ben Bauer said the football team was the talk of the town. The community is excited about their success and very proud. Principal Cardille thanked Craig Anderson, Jen Tilford, Deb Kaye, Beau Twaddle for all of the extra work they did to prepare for the state tournament. They organized the printing of t-shirts, five buses for fans, drivers, band arrangements, and ticket sales. Superintendent Tammy BergBeniak recognized the success of the team, coach John Stapleton, and his staff. Cardille recognized the incognito student, Spirit Cat, for his willingness to rebirth the Panther mascot. The school purchased a new flag, pom-poms, a megaphone, and treats for winter sports. Spirit Cat will lead the Panther fans at state tournaments.

difficulty adapting to the tablets. Handouts are available with solutions to common problems. Video clips of tablet tech tips are included in the video announcements. PJ Smith is available during Prowl time to help students and answer questions. Google tutorials will also be integrated into Prowl time. Technology Director Taylor Bauman reported that the Help Desk software is installed and working. The teachers are currently using it. The students will soon be able to use it. Matt Peterson is available to help students before school from 7:458:30 a.m., and after school from 3:00- 3:45 p.m. The technology department is busy cleaning out more obsolete equipment. They are wiring the portable computer lab for sixth grade PLTW and ninth grade Google Earth. Bauman said one of the districts vendors is going to publish an article about the Pine Island Schools and technology.
Collaboration and Communication Committee report

ment required by the legislature has started. It must be submitted by January 2014. It includes curriculum, data, and other information about the district.
Other business

Chair Jeff Leland recognized fifth grade student Hanna Liebel and her mother for publishing a childrens book. The school board approved: An amendment making the definition of spouse all inclusive for flexible benefits plans. Authorizing a business office credit card from the Pine Island Bank with a limit of $10,000 to use for district business Family and medical leave policy Bullying prohibition policy Pledge of allegiance policy The resolution canvassing the school board election vote Winter coaches for athletics and academic activities

Teachers Angie Koster and Jen Giesen presented a report from the Collaboration and Communication Committee. The committee is continuing its work monitoring the webpage and Facebook. They are continuing to survey students, staff, and the community for input and feedback. The committees suggestion boxes are at Better Brew, Pine Island Bank, the Van Horn Library, the front entrance of the school, and the Student school board concession stand at events. Koster representative said there are meaningful suggesSenior Ben Bauer reported ac- tions and comments in the boxes. tivities in the high school to the Meet and Confer school board. Students attended Berg-Beniak summarized Meet the FFA Conference. Peer-help- and Confer. The new appliance ers are meeting with new students fee policy was reviewed. Excepin the high school for lunch. tions are made in classrooms with The Toys for Tots campaign 504 plans. Teachers commented kicks off in the high school next on scheduling conferences followweek. Root beer floats will be sold ing the Master Agreement. She next week. The homeroom that was very excited to announce that collects the most funding for Toys the Teacher of the Year plaque for Tots will receive the money to with recipients since 1972 will soon shop for gifts for children. be displayed in the school. Work The student council trick-or- to compile the new Worlds Best treated for canned foods for the Workplace in the World docufood shelf. Last year they raised 450 pounds of food. This years donation has not been weighed, but is comparable to last year. The juniors attended Career Day at Rochester Community and Technical College. Afterwards they had lunch at Apache Mall and met with teachers to do future planning. Bauer said last year this activity helped him get focused and make plans for his senior year and college. The marketing class visited Target Field. They met with vendors to learn more about products and marketing. He said it was very beneficial.

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PINE ISLAND For several years the Pine Island Area Historical Society has invited people to share their collections with the public during the Holiday Open House at the Pine Island Area History Center. This year there will be some special and unique collections for you to browse. Some exhibitors will even be offering their treasures for sale. The open house will be at 314 North Main on Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. As you enter the new addition you will behold a display arranged by Cheryl and Woody Woodward of Junk Devotion. These talented people with corporate careers find junking to be their way to relax with a purpose. It has become a sustainable hobby that they can enjoy together, providing them with a whole network of junking friends that also appreciate items that are old, rusty, crusty, chippy, dirty, forlorn, forgotten, and downright nasty. Both Woodwards are from rural families and have always appreciated old treasures and the stories behind them. Their sources for junk include flea markets, auctions, and garage sales. Cheryl said that they have even been known to do a little dumpster diving and have often picked up free items from the side of the road. Sometimes donations are left in their driveway, and other times they get calls to come pickin. One type of junk Woodwards are known for is farm industrial, so it seems appropriate to have their display in the farming section of the History Center. Taking a piece of junk from the farm and turning it into something entirely new to be used inside the home is part of the fun for this junkin couple. Their Junkin Around the Christmas Tree exhibit will be fun to see. You might even find a treasure to buy. Demonstrations on the weaving loom will also be given in the new addition. Rae Ormsby will be sharing her talent in that area and showing you the rugs she has created. As you pass through the main part of the house, you will find Marlys Rucker, a Pine Island native, operating a potters wheel. During a difficult time in her life Marlys heard about Pendle Hill, a Quaker Retreat Center that offered a time for spiritual growth and introspection. It was while she spent six months in this peaceful setting that she held her first ball of clay, and it felt as if it was home. After returning to Minnesota, Rucker realized that she needed to somehow incorporate this gift of pottery-making into her life. She began to take pottery classes and to work to blend the technical and the spiritual aspects of this art into the pieces she created. She says, Now pottery offers balance to my life. After much reflection, she came up with the idea to name her business Art and Soul. There will be pottery pieces for sale, but you wont want to miss Marlys demonstrating and sharing some of the lessons that clay has taught this farm girl. Demonstrations will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. The second floor of the History Center will be filled with a display of several collections belonging to Todd VandeWalker, another Pine Island native. VanDeWalker is definitely a collector! He always liked Star Wars, and in 1977 he got hooked on the movie. Then he began to collect Star Wars tree ornaments, and he will be decorating a tree to show off this collection. VanDeWalker will also be decorating a tree with more contemporary ornaments that he has made by assembling and turning different kinds of wood. His love of woodworking led him to purchase a lathe that had once belonged to the Pine Island School. The gentleman who first bought the lathe said he would sell it to VanDeWalker if he would start attending the Zumbro Valley Wood Turners. VanDeWalker has now been a member for twelve years and produces some pieces that you wont want to miss. VanDeWalkers ornaments will be joined on the tree by some handmade ornaments that his mother, Barb VandeWalker, and his sisters, Connie and Jody, have created. Christmas is VanDeWalkers favorite holiday, and he goes all out with his decorating, especially when it is his year to entertain his family. His Santa collection includes a fishing Santa, some tall Santas, and humorous Santas. Christmas pillows made by Barb will be a part of the display, and there will be antique toys around the Christmas trees. Children, especially, will enjoy the second floor displays. If you cannot climb the stairs, there will be a slide show of the second floor exhibits for you to watch. Back on the ground floor you will want to be sure to register for door prizes and enjoy some Christmas cookies and apple cider. Outside on Saturday will be Rolland Weiss horse-drawn rides available for everyone to enjoy.


Goodhue FCCLA is holding food drive

GOODHUE Sixteen million children go to bed hungry in the United States. In 2012, people in Minnesota visited food shelves more than three million times. And visits to food shelves have increased 164% over the past decade. You can help. The Goodhue FCCLA is participating in a service project that will affect many families in our area. As part of a partnership with Channel One of Rochester, the FCCLA is holding a student food drive November 5-15. All the food that is collected will be donated to the Zumbrota Food Shelf to help restock shelves.Goodhue FCCLA members involved in this service project are, first row: Peyton Bork, Amalia Oein; second row: Mikaylla Holt, Annika Oein, Sydney McNamara, Krista Gadient, Rachel Opsahl, Analislie Jimenez; third row: Abby Doerhofer, Autumn LIndblom, Sara Post, Anna Cardell, Brekah Baker, Tiffanie Anderson; fourth row: Anna Kohlnhofer, Sydney Kurtti, Taylor Larson, Cass Ramthun, Kate Stehr, Kjersten Veiseth; fifth row: McKenzie Luhman and Ethan Dressen.


October 23 By Alicia Hunt-Welch 4:10 a.m. A deputy assisted The following information was provided by the Goodhue County the state patrol with an accident near 520th St and Hwy 52. The Sheriffs Office. southbound lane of the highway October 20 9:20 p.m. A citation for driv- was blocked. ing after revocation and display5:25 a.m. A vehicle was paring revoked plates was issued near tially blocking the ramp to southMain St and 5th St SW. bound Hwy 52 near Cty 11. Becks 10:44 p.m. A deputy was asked towed the vehicle. to remove two people from the 9:10 a.m. A deputy provided 51700 block of Cty 27 in Roscoe a squad car escort for a funeral Township. The subjects left upon from St. Pauls Church. request. 8:59 p.m. A vehicle hit a deer October 21

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October 24

12:08 p.m. Greenway reported receiving bad checks. They were advised of the next process. 9:52 a.m. Threats via phone were reported on the 51600 block of 176th Ave Way in Roscoe Township. 1:23 p.m. Suspicious activity was reported on 6thSt SW.

Goodhue class of 1958 holds reunion

MIESVILLE The Goodhue High School class of 1958 held their 55th reunion at Gopher Hills Golf Club in Miesville on August 16. Those in attendance were, left to right, first row: Duane Johnson, Melanie (Majerus) Ashen, LaVonne (Schultz) Sharp, Charlotte (Nord) Ipsen, Larry Zimmerman; second row: Ella (Strusz) Hadler, Ruth (Stehr) Braget, LouAnn (Rusch) Anderson, Judy (Franklin) Robinson, Ted Arndt, Joan (Matthees) Fredeen; third row: Julie (Johnson) Jaeger, Connie (Mans) Jenson, Margaret (Benda) Busby, Lonnie Ringeisen, Bill Bystrom, Jack Rosener, Gary Holst; fourth row: Darrell Freiheit, George ONeill, Audrey (Vieths) Cordes, John Majerus, Jerry Meyer, John Rehder.

1:06 a.m. A deputy was asked to help locate an adult male traveling from Minneapolis to Pine Island. The complainant discovered the man was in St. Paul with a friend. 9:41 a.m. Old carpet was dumped illegally in the school dumpster. 12:00 p.m. A suspicious vehicle with three men inside had been sitting on Main St N for over 30 minutes. The vehicle broke down and they were waiting for a tow truck. 3:45 p.m. Five horses were out near the 14300 block of Cty 27 in Roscoe Township. A deputy located the owner, and the horses were returned to the pasture. 7:54 p.m. A window was broken in the door at the post office. 8:49 p.m. A debit card was found and turned over to a deputy. The deputy contacted the owner who was aware the card had been lost and cancelled it. The card was shredded.
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5:55 a.m. Medial assistance was requested on 1st Ave SE. 10:55 a.m. A suspicious white van was reported near the 49000 Members of the HVL Honors Band from Kenyon-Wanamingo High School performed on November block of 230th Ave in Pine Island KASSON 4 at Kasson-Mantorville High School. From left to right, front row: Julianna Baalson, Maddie Anfinson, Emily Township. The vehicle headed Ashland, Rosie Breimhurst, Taylor Meeks; back row: Luke Nelson and Ben Kleese. toward town. A deputy checked the area but did not locate the vehicle. 11:15 a.m. A suspicious male on a bike was reported hanging out for over an hour by the bike trail by the school buses. Others told the deputy they saw the subject on a blue Pacer bike and headed south on the trail. The deputy looked on the trail for a mile south past town but did not locate the male. 1:07 p.m. Family complaints were reported on 6thSt SW. 6:54 p.m. A full trailer had a flat tire near 3rdAve NE and Center Dr.

KW students perform with HVL Honors Band

Larson is top seller of frozen food

GOODHUE The Goodhue Music Department sold frozen food to raise funds for the students music trip. Last week, Macey Larson received a $100 prize for being the top seller. Honorable mention goes to Charlie Cardell, Max Schafer, Trent Stemmann, Anna Cardell, and Ross Tipcke. The students sold $20,712.35 worth of food and received $6,448.71 in profit.

Mehrkens honored for service in Alaska

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KW students sing in St. Olaf Choral Festival

NORTHFIELD On Sunday, November 3, members of the Kenyon-Wanamingo High School Chorale traveled to Northfield to participate in the 111th annual St. Olaf Choral Festival. From left to right, front row: Brennah McCorkell, Justice Boger, MaKayla Sokoloski, and Anna Washburn; back row: Casey Baumgartner, Rosie Breimhurst, Jessica Bauer, Autumn Story, and Maddie Born. The students joined a 1,300-voice mass choir of school and church musicians from around the state of Minnesota, directed by Dr. Anton Armstrong. The festival choir rehearsed with Dr. Armstrong for the first part of the day and presented a concert at 4 p.m. in the Skoglund Center on the campus of St. Olaf College. In addition to the festival choir, select solo high school choirs as well as several choirs from St. Olaf also performed. The highlight of the day, according to several KW students, was being part of such an enormous group of musicians all coming together for one single purpose. The amazing sound gave me goosebumps! said junior Jessica Bauer.

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Goodhue County 4-H receives $6,000 from Zumbrota Ford Belle Creek 4-H Club meetings
Goodhue County 4-H and Zumbrota Ford partnered for a Drive 4 Ur Community event during this summers Goodhue County Fair in August. At their monthly meeting on October 28, the Goodhue County 4-H Council representatives received the $6,000 donation. More than 300 people representing individual addresses test-drove a Ford vehicle during the week of the fair. As a result of this nationwide campaign, Goodhue County 4-Hers directly benefit from the monetary donation through activities, events, education and programs. Receiving the check are, front row, from left to right: AnnMarie Backstrom, Ellie Haeska, Sherri Betcher (adult volunteer), Cass Kern, Emily Pliscott, Inga Dudley, and Bob Chevalier (Zumbrota Ford); middle row: Lauren Miller, Emily Benrud, Kjersten Veiseth, Billy Voth, David Eaton, David Foley (interim Goodhue County 4-H Program Coordinator); back row: Chase Jacobson, Sydney McNamara, Kate Lexvold, Marcus Irrthum, Eli Custer, Ryan Hanson, and Cody Wysocki.

Belle Creek 4-H Club members sitting on pumpkins ready to be carved are, left to right, Reiner Gale, Megan Ringeisen, Caleb and Jay Dicke, Laura Ringeisen, and Lexy Callstrom.

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By Jay Dicke The Belle Creek 4-H Club has been busy the past few months. In September we elected new officers: president Matt Lexvold, vice-president Nathan Altendorf, secretary Madeline Lodermeier, treasurer John Altendorf, reporter Jay Dicke, historian Elissa Lodermeier and flag carrier Kendyl Lodermeier. In October we won the window display contest promoting 4-H, thanks to Kate McNamara, Abby Rosenquist and Reiner Gale. The October meeting had Bill Habedank, a Red Wing pumpkin carver, share his talent. He carved a 4-H pumpkin for us. In return, we donated toward the food shelf. Then we had a great pumpkin weigh-off. The Ringeisens pumpkins beat four other entries. Demonstrations were given on three different ways to make ice cream by Eliza, John, and Nathan Altendorf, and by Jay Dicke, on cow college. It was a very fun night. Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 18, 7 p.m. at the Lions building in Goodhue. It will be a fun night with four rotating speakers. Hope to see you there.

IRS warns of phone scams

WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue Service warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or drivers license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. This scam has hit taxpayers in nearly every state in the country. We want to educate taxpayers so they can help protect themselves. Rest assured, we do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a prepaid debit card or wire transfer, says IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel. If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and threatens police arrest, deportation or license revocation if you dont pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isnt the IRS calling. Werfel noted that the first IRS contact with taxpayers on a tax issue is likely to occur via mail Other characteristics of this scam include: Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves. Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victims Social Security Number. Scammers spoof the IRS tollfree number on caller ID to make it appear that its the IRS calling. Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls. Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site. After threatening victims with jail time or drivers license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim. If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, heres what you should do: If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue if there really is such an issue. If you know you dont owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, youve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484. If youve been targeted by this scam, you should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their FTC Complaint Assistant at Please add IRS Telephone Scam to the comments of your complaint. Taxpayers should be aware that there are other unrelated scams (such as a lottery sweepstakes) and solicitations (such as debt relief) that fraudulently claim to be from the IRS. The IRS encourages taxpayers to be vigilant against phone and email scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS also does not ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts. Recipients should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the message. Instead, forward the e-mail to phishing@ More information on how to report phishing scams involving the IRS is available on the genuine IRS website,

Right: Bill Habedank of Red Wing (a former veterinarian) demonstrates pumpkin carving to the club.

Green Travelers 4-H Club holds 5K Fun Run and costume contest
ZUMBROTA The Green Travelers 4-H Club held a Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run and costume contest on Saturday, October 26, at the 4-H building on the fairgrounds in Zumbrota. Age division medals are as follows.

SHIP is coming back to Goodhue County

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that it has awarded Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) funds to Goodhue County Health and Human Services (GCHHS). These funds will support community-wide efforts to improve health though increasing the availability of active living, healthy eating, and tobacco-free environments. When SHIP was funded a few years ago GCHHS was able to assist funding many local projects, including a snack cart program for Zumbrota-Mazeppa Schools, bike racks in Kenyon, farm-to-school taste-testing at Goodhue Public School, and lactation consultant training, and a laptop for the CARE clinic. The news was shared with the Goodhue County Health and Human Services Board during the last board meeting. According to Commissioner Ron Allen, GCHHS Board Chair, SHIP funding will help Goodhue County to continue our efforts to improve health of all Goodhue County residents and reduce the cost of healthcare. Launched in 2008 as part of Minnesotas bipartisan health reform effort, SHIP works to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives while building healthy, vital communities. SHIP encourages healthy eating, active living and tobacco-free living by working with schools, communities, workplaces, and healthcare to make healthy choices easier. Statewide, the 2013 legislature supported SHIP with $35 million for fiscal year 2014 and 2015, and now SHIP funding will be available statewide once again. When SHIP began four years ago, it was statewide with $47 million over two years; however, in 2012 and 2013 SHIP received a 70 percent cut and included only about half the state. Grants were awarded to community health boards across Minnesota. Goodhue County Health and Human Services Board received a $100,000 eight-month planning grant, which will allow Goodhue County Health and Human Services to hire staff and begin assessing the needs of the community, all in preparation for further SHIP funding to implement the program. For more information about SHIP, visit us/ship.

Ages 0-10 1. Lanaya Wacek Ages 11-14 1. Cassie Voth Ages 15-19 1. Tianna Beniak 2. Kathryn Haeska Ages 20-29 1. Katie Brenny 2. Kristen Hoernemann Ages 30-39 1. Signe Wass 2. Kelly Rudich 3. Liz Boemke Ages 40-49 1. Tammy Berg-Beniak 2. Deb Gerber 3. Tia Stringer Ages 50-59 1. Patti Budensiek

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Winners in the Halloween Hustle costume contest, in front: first place, witch Athena Hoernemann; in back: third place, bumblebee Tasha Jenson; and second place, bride Patti Budensiek.

Bluegrass artist Becky Schlegel to perform at Crossings

ZUMBROTA Becky Schlegel has a gift for taking lifes experiences and transforming them into songs that are passionate and unique. Her music is a fusion of folk, bluegrass and country that is mesmerizing. Schlegel performs Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. Repeatedly recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Association as an outstanding songwriter, Schlegel sings with an effortless, angelic and wistful soprano that accentuates the meanings of her insightful lyrics. Her latest CD, Opry Lullaby, was released in September. Schlegel hasnt forgotten her roots, but her heart and her music know no bounds. She continues to explore, dream, write and sing songs of life and love of heartache and redemption. Her music is diverse; a compelling, almost spiritual ride that is the embodiment of a fascinating woman and her engaging stories. While living in Minnesota, she performed several times for Garrison Keillors Minnesota Public Radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Shes received several awards from the Minnesota Music Academy. Schlegel now lives in Nashville, and Crossings is delighted to bring her back to Southeast Minnesota audiences. In her 30s, she is not only a world-class singer/ songwriter, but a wife and mother as well. While soft-spoken and tenderhearted, she has a lighter side that is quirky, fun and vibrant. Her stage shows are lively. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door. To reserve tickets, visit, call 507-732-7616, or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota.

Mazeppa Musketeers hold Halloween party

MAZEPPA The Mazeppa Musketeers 4-H club put on their annual Halloween party for area youth pre-school to fourth grade on Sunday, October 27 at the Mazeppa Community Center. Around 150 kids came and enjoyed the afternoon of fun. From left to right, front row: Addy Thorson, Will Radtke, Egan Ladewig, Brooklyn Radtke, Maddie OReilly, Lana Yeakel, and Amaya Huneke; middle row: Eli Crieger, Zoa Crieger, Christine Siems, Isaiah OReilly, Anja Thorson, Cecelia Siems, and Isaiah Crieger; back row: Aricka Roberson, Caleigh Avery, Kurt Gadient, Mark Yeakel, and Eric Yeakel. There were many games and activities for kids to participate in such as ghost frisbee, a fishing game, basketball, Bingo, hairspraying, pumpkin decorating (with pumpkins donated by Scot and Cheryl Baertlein), ghoulish tattoos, and more. For the brave and daring there was the haunted house across the street in the Legion. The American Legion Auxiliary had a cookie decorating station, and the Municipal Liquor Store donated pop. Mazeppa City Hall, Mazeppa Honor Guard, American Legion and Fire Department provided support for this event.