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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 No. 43

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Gudknecht reaches 50 years of service as a fireman

By Alicia Hunt-Welch WANAMINGO Bob Gudknecht has reached a milestone that very few firefighters have reached. He was honored at a banquet on September 28 for a half century of service to the Wanamingo Fire Department. This was not a retirement party, however. The 72-year-old said he plans to continue to serve as a firefighter as long as he can effectively perform the duties. Gudknecht was presented a commemorative axe at the banquet. He had the honor of receiving it from his son Brian and sonin-law Jason Bauer, both of whom are also members of the WFD. Gudknecht joined the Wanamingo Fire Department at the age of 22 in 1963. I was working in town and they needed the help and I thought it was the thing to do, he said. In the 1960s not much training was required of firefighters. Gudknecht said, A couple times a year a guy would come to talk to us about trainingIts quite different now, even to just get started. In the past, special firefighter clothing was not required. He said, A lot of times you didnt put on anything, and you ruined the clothes you had on. Fast forward to 2013. Now the turnout gear is completely different, Gudknecht said. Training, equipment, trucks...everything is so much better now than they were back then. During his tenure, Gudknecht has taken part in the mandatory trainings required of modern firefighters. This includes a regular meeting the first Monday of each month, and a three to four hour training meeting from educators on the third Monday of each month. Despite all the training requirements and the changes, Gudknecht said he has truly enjoyed serving the community as a member of the WFD. He encouraged others to join the department, saying, I think its a good thing. We need the people. Its quite a commitment now but its something you can do for your community. The highlight for him has been the bonds he has developed with fellow members of the department. He explained, Just being with the people, the social life with the rest of the guys...its like a completely different world. Its like having an extended family. Most of Gudknechts life has been spent in the Wanamingo. Over the years he worked as a full-time carpenter, and now he works parttime for SEMA Equipment. Working close to home during the day is one of the reasons he has continued on with the WFD for so many years. He said it is often difficult for the department to find volunteers who are available to go on emergency calls during the day, as many people commute out of town to work. Bob and his wife Therine have two children, Brian Gudknecht and Tricia Bauer. He also enjoys being a grandpa to six grandchildren.

Wanamingo firefighter Bob Gudknecht, center, was presented with a commemorative axe for his 50 years of service with the Wanamingo Fire Department. The gold axe head was engraved with his name and the WFD emblem. The engraved plate states, In honor of your fifty years of dedicated service to our community, we present you with this axe with the highest of regards. You perseverance and selflessness will never be forgotten. Presenting the gift to him were his son Brian Gudknecht, left, and son-in-law Jason Bauer, right. All three are long-time volunteers with the WFD.

ZAAC plans Halloween activities at the State Theatre

ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota Area Arts Council has two special activities planned at the State Theatre to celebrate Halloween. On Friday, October 25, ZAAC will be showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This 1975 Brit-

Pine Island will televise city council meetings

By Alice Duschanek-Myers PINE ISLAND On October 15, the Pine Island City Council approved spending $600 to purchase video equipment to televise meetings. The video will stream on the non-profit channel 7. Teacher Josh Westphal of the Pine Island Public Schools presented information on what was necessary, in answer to requests from the public about video recording and streaming at a previous council meeting. Councilor Randy Bates questioned whether a disclaimer should be published with the videos because there is pop-up advertising on Channel 7. The council agreed to use a disclaimer. City Attorney Bob Vose said the city was not making a choice on the advertising but the disclaimer is a good suggestion.
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The council accepted the water main construction and maintenance on 2nd Street NE. Steve Oelkers reported that the construction is part of Land OLakes (LOL) $4.3 million expansion project. The 8 main under the LOL building was

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National Film Registry as cul- Audience participation is the hall- showing will begin at 7 p.m. All paranormal dimension, they are turally, historically, or aestheti- mark of this film, including shout- tickets are $8. For more informa- called upon to save The Big Apple. Nominated for two Oscars and cally significant. ing lines, using props, and danc- tion, visit The second State Theatre ac- featuring a catchy theme song, the The story involves a newly en- ing along to the Time Warp. gaged couple who experience a Movie goers are encouraged to tivity is a costume party for chil- film made famous the line Who car breakdown on a dark and stormy dress up for the film and bring an dren and families. On Sunday, you gonna call? Ghostbusters! night. While in search of a tele- open mind as well as their own October 27, there will be a 2 p.m. Give your Halloween costume an phone to call for help, they arrive props; however, no open flames trick-or-treat matinee of Ghost- early test driveprizes will be at the bizarre castle of transvestite or food items are allowed in. (Sorry, busters, rated PG. Three wise- awarded for the best costumes. Dr. Frank-n-Furter, who has cre- no toast or hot dogs.) We suggest cracking, unemployed college pro- Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 ated his own man. The film stars bringing party hats, toilet paper, fessors, played by Dan Aykroyd, for students age 18 and under. More Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry playing cards, newspapers, flash- Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis, details at The State Theatre is located at Bostwick, and Meat Loaf. Rated lights, noisemakers, and confetti. set up a unique ghost removal serR for mature subject matter, the Cues on when to use props will be vice in an old firehouse. When 96 East 4th Street in Zumbrota. moved across the street. Some city film also includes highly comic provided. While traditionally they stumble upon a gateway to a (507) 732-5210. piping was also removed. It is no elements, singing, and dancing. shown at midnight, the ZAAC longer LOLs responsibility to maintain and is now the citys responsibility. The installation was supervised by city engineers. Oelkers reported that the NE Frontage Road/210th Street is extended past the gun club. The bituminous surface will be installed on October 21. There will be a turn-around at the end of the road. The shoulders must be constructed on the SW Frontage Road. The citys frontage road projects will be completed when these projects are finished. The medians and County Road 31 access no longer exist on US Highway 52. Oelkers reported that the public works department is checking on sidewalks and other commitments in developments. Costs will be investigated to add a streetlight and Gayle Hale of Pine Island recently traveled to Costa Rica to build homes as part of the Thrivent Builds program. Above is a comparison in Pine Crest on the corner of In- Brian between the kinds of homes people used to live in and the new homes that were built. terior Drive and Sunrise Drive. The council recommended adding a streetlight at the crosswalk on 8th Street SE near the Douglas Trail. There is a problem on 4th Street where the storm sewer is not large enough to manage heavy rainfall, which will be changed with street projects in that area. Joe Wheeler, executive direcPINE ISLAND Having worked they opted to attend a service mis- each of the two homes. By the end community members, many of tor at Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Rede- with team members and local vol- sion instead of attending one of of the fourth day we had put up whom are now benefiting from velopment Authority, requested a unteers in Potrego Grande, Costa Thrivents traditional field recog- the concrete walls. It was hard but stable housing, indoor plumbing plan for the flood buyout proper- Rica, Thrivent Financial for nition conferences. Hale qualified very rewarding work. We met the and running water for the very ties. Jon Eickhoff said there is an Lutherans Brian Hale, along with for Pinnacle conference achieve- families who were receiving these first time. Thrivent Builds with Habitat for allotment of $3,000 per lot for land- his wife Gayle, recently returned ment which means he was in the homes and found them to be scaping and trees in the buyout. from a service mission in Costa top five percent of financial rep- friendly and appreciative of the Humanity is a multi-year, multiThe library roof needs shingles. Rica building homes for local popu- resentatives in the country and is work we were doing that they could million dollar partnership between Jon Eickhoff said it is from age lation. The week-long trip, Sep- being recognized for his outstand- not do themselves. Sometimes it Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and not covered in the League of tember 28 through October 6, was ing service to members and their was difficult to work as we would and Habitat for Humanity Interget caught up in the beautiful scen- national. Thrivent Builds is deMinnesota insurance. Estimates to part of the Thrivent Builds World- families. It was such a remarkable ex- ery of Costa Rica or play with the signed to involve Thrivent Finanreplace the roof will be obtained. wide program, a partnership beCity Engineer Neal Britton re- tween Thrivent Financial for perience, said Hale. It was an kids whose homes we were build- cial members in helping people ported that he expects an opinion Lutherans and Habitat for Human- incredible way to give back and ing. We not only built homes but who lack decent shelter, offering be generous and live out the spirit friendships that will last a life- them a path to greater economic back from MnDOT in St. Paul on ity International. Hale was one of ten financial of my faith in a different setting. time. independence. Excluding governthe plans for the CSAH 11 interrepresentatives who attended the The group started from scratch The need for affordable hous- ment funding, Thrivent Builds with change next week. City Attorney Bob Vose said week-long trip led by Thrivent building two homes. Hale said, ing in Costa Rica is great and Habitat for Humanity is Habitats the paperwork is completed and Financial senior leaders. The fi- We began by unloading the con- Thrivent Builds Worldwide is start- largest single source of funding, the City of Pine Island should have nancial representatives who went crete beams and walls from a semi. ing a commitment to the country constructing over 2,600 homes in a decision on litigation with a on the trip are some of the most Then all 23 of us proceeded to dig and community to help affect a the U.S. and around the world since former employee in a couple successful in the organization, and 28 post holes and move dirt for positive change. The impact in the 2005. For more information visit region has already been felt by months. ish musical-comedy-horror film is a cult classic with millions of fans around the world. 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What would A.J. Rockne do?

Publishers Notebook
By Pete Grimsrud

John McCain said that Republicans will soon be down to blood relatives and paid staff for support if they continue down their current path. As a tepid member of the Republican Party, I share his opinion. I struggle about whether I fit within the party whose caucus I attend. I could simply avoid all political parties and politics and take care of my family. I could focus on my community like Conway Marvin and Dr. John Anderson, who have done more than they care for anyone to know about. Their time and donations are often anonymous or their own reward. I only know because, like most small town gossip, word eventually gets out even if its not in our newspaper. I could try to make a difference in the Democratic Party by reminding them that every want isnt a need. The Democratic Party has always been big enough for every cause and special interest, except there is never enough money to please everyone. Even some Democrats openly recognize the need for a healthy Republican Party, if only to provide balance and restrain themselves.

When the Tea Party started, I heard a voice in the wilderness that challenged both parties to reign in out-of-control government spending and bailouts. Because this party lacked structure and clear leadership, the void was filled primarily by a fringe whose best solution to all problems was just to say, No. Republican adoption of this mob ensures that they will always be relegated to a secondary national status by avoiding legislation and governing with procedural foolery. Democrats had no qualms about passing healthcare alone, but are unwilling to take the first step in offering a comprehensive budget solution until tax increases are on the negotiation table by Republicans. So we are at an impasse and the voice of No continues to resonate as long as the party in power continues to borrow and deny our math problem. These are some of the challenges I hoped to find answers to by attending a Zumbrota Area Historical Society presentation by attorney Paul Rockne about his grandfather A.J. Rockne. A Republican, Rockne was considered one of the most powerful political figures, serving through two world wars and the Great Depression. In 1915 Rockne became chairman of the state legislatures Senate Finance Committee and earned the nickname, Watchdog of the Senate.

His grandson painted him as a moderate Republican despite being called the Commander-inChief of the Hunger Brigade, a moniker given to him during the Great Depression by his political opponents. He resisted expansion of government, preferring local control and living within our means. This philosophy led to his opposition of President Roosevelts New Deal. Paul said that his grandfather eventually relented on aspects of the New Deal. Paul verbalized a question I wondered when reading his background before the meeting: how would his grandfather, a staunch fiscal conservative, fit in todays Republican Party? He offered stories without definitively answering his own question. As an accomplished attorney, A.J. was knowledgeable and capable of fighting financial waste and corruption. He crafted the first workmans compensation legislation in the State of Minnesota. He defended farmers, working men, widows, orphans, and people fighting infectious disease. His 44 years of elected service in the state legislature is unsurpassed. What would A.J. Rockne do today? I think hed find a way to get our finances in order, expect sacrifice, and do his best to protect working men from overburdening taxation. It sounds like something a Republican might say today if No werent overtaking reason and persuasion.

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Outdoor Ramblings
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But it doesnt make sense!

From Devils Kitchen
By Jan David Fisher

Summer is over. It was over weeks ago, you might say. However, given the rather short summer we managed to have, I am having a hard time coming to terms with it. Yes, the leaves are beautiful and I do enjoy the influx of migrating birds this time of year, but a part of me is really yearning for the 80 degree weather. Reluctantly, I have been noticing some of the different signs of fall here on the Gerken place. Some of these include: 1. The garden is dead. I mean really dead. I managed to pick seventeen pounds of green beans on October 13, a feat made possible by our unbelievably late killing frost. It was a good year with lots of produce tucked away for the winter, but I was hoping for just a few more days for some extra beans and tomatoes. Pat says I should be happy considering the date, but I

think hes just bummed that we now have more beans than sweet corn stashed away. 2. The pool is closed for the season. Not only the city pool, but our own little plastic doggie pool. After rounds of ball chasing this summer, both dogs loved to splash and cool down in our kids old pool. Full of holes that were patched multiple times, the canine (redneck) spa finally bit the dust during one of the hurricane force winds that have been so common lately. With freezing nights, it was time anyway. However, still playing ball and feeling hot, the dogs are now forced to wade into a measly eighteen inch wide by three inch deep rubber livestock waterer. By the looks theyve been giving me, I know its just not cutting it. Sorry, guys! 3. The chickens are really slacking off. They enjoyed the long summer days and showed us the love, laying up to sixteen eggs per day. Now we are lucky to find five or six. They are also starting to look really rough as many of them are molting. One of them is looking so sparse on top, I have taken to calling the poor thing

Kojak (all she needs is a grasshopper on a stick and a .38 special). 4. I no longer mind when our barn cat jumps up on my lap. Even in the summer heat, desperate for some attention, she tried to park herself on our laps, only to be gently forced down. Not so any longer, despite the painful, clawing, kneading action on sensitive skin. We sadly lost our older super mouser to illness this summer, but if he were still here, hed be bolting in the house every chance hed get for some lap time, too. 5. in, Get me some heavy whipping cream, ASAP! or, A little lard sounds nice. Just like the animals, we have to attempt to lay on a little extra padding for the winter. You never know when you might become stranded on Highway 52, and that bonus layer will come in handy! I could go on, but you get the drift. I think Ill start packing up the shorts, flip flops and swimsuits and put them in storage. Maybe later well have a bonfire and watch the stars while sipping something warm. Hmmmmaybe fall wont be so bad after all!

Democrats K-12 education decisions mean we pay more for less accountability
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By Steve Drazkowski MN Rep. District 21B

Logic: plain, simple, logical statements presented using the rules of logic dont always make sense or prove the point. The rules govern a group of operators and a group of statements. The basic operators are and, or, xor, and not. The general statements are usually described as A, B, and C. The result of taking two (or more) statements and operating on them with the operators is a truth table. Nowhere have I said anything about the statements being related by some perceived relationship. See the basic truth tables to the right (In all of the tables, T means true and F means false). This is how you read the truth table: Given two statements, A and B, and each statement can have one of two values true or false the basic operators show the result after using an operator on the statements. For example, result line 1 is A and B are both true, therefore A and B is true, A or B is

true, A exclusive or B is false, and not A is false. Consider this logic: Statement A is, Good workers are hard to find. Statement B is, Bob is hard to find. Therefore, Bob is a good worker. Another statement is Mike is always helping me. Therefore, Mike is not a good worker. Two fallacies exist in these logical arguments. The meaning of hard to find is different in the statements. Going from the general statement to the particular statement isnt always valid. Two squared (two times two) equals four, while the square root of 4 is not always plus two, sometimes it can be minus two. Minus two squared is plus 4.

The other night, we went out to dinner with one of our daughters and her husband. We came back to our house. A discussion started concerning what to do next. My son-in-law yawned. My daughter said, We should go home since he is yawning. While she was saying this, I yawned. Then I said, I should go with him and leave you with your mother since I am yawning. Obviously, yawning people should go home to bed and non-yawning people should continue doing whatever! She said, What! We said, It makes logical sense that the yawning people should go home to bed! He and I laughed and then they went home. Until next week.

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With Election Day now just a couple of weeks away, we are beginning to hear from many school districts across this state that will ask the voters to voluntarily raise their property taxes in order to give their school districts additional funding. In some cases, schools simply want to continue their operational levy at current levels. In other cases, districts are asking for substantially more than state aid and their current property tax levy provide. In all, 58 schools are asking the voters for additional money this November. A few education points worth noting from the Capitol: While Democrats passed their historic tax increases onto hardworking Minnesotans, they passed this new windfall of taxes to benefit their special interest groups. In the meantime, they ignored the responsibility of paying off borrowed school dollars, wiped out classroom accountability measures, and increased the funding disparity between metro and rural schools leaving our kids in the dust. Two years ago, Republicans increased K-12 education spending by $195 million. This session, the Legislature increased K-12 funding by $485 million. At 43 percent of the state general operating budget, Minnesota now spends more than $15.7 billion every two years on school funding an all-time high.

The claim that the Legislature has shortchanged our schools can no longer be made. For years, previous legislatures borrowed money from schools in order to help Minnesota balance its budget. Now, thanks to Republican budgeting priorities put in place two years ago, those days are over. The budget that the 2011-12 Legislature developed ended on June 30, 2013. That budget resulted in a large biennial budget surplus that paid off nearly all ($2.5 billion of the $2.7 billion borrowed) of the school debt resulting from two different legislatures ($1.9 billion from 2009-10 and $760 million from 2011-12). Perhaps most disappointing in 2013 was the Democrats failure to fulfill their promise to forgo shifts and gimmicks. During this past session, the DFL not only failed to pass legislation to pay back the money owed our schools, it actually extended the shift of funds for yet another budget cycle. Promises broken. That same legislature also passed a number of controversial laws this year that negatively impact property owners, and in some cases, give control of raising property taxes to the school boards. In one new statute, Democrats signed off on a plan that gives a school board the right to raise your taxes without voter approval. If a district has a levy thats less than $300 per pupil or does not have one at all, the school board now has the authority to increase the levy up to the $300 per pupil level simply by passing a resolution. To me, this is fiscal insanity and an insult to the property owners of Minnesota who want to have a say as to whether or not a local government can take more of their

money. These measures also force Minnesota farmers to pay an additional, state imposed property tax on every acre of land and building that they own. Under this new $20 million statewide general school property tax, the education commissioner will set a uniform property tax rate that will be applied to all property in Minnesota including farm properties. With this boatload of new taxpayer dollars, DFL legislative leaders also passed laws that eliminated teacher accountability measures which ensured the best and brightest are teaching in the classroom. Do we honestly want teachers who are unqualified? It begs the question of whether Democrats are really trying to do whats best for the kids or for the teachers union. To sum up the education agenda from this past session, Minnesota families were told they are going to pay significantly more for educating kids while measures for both student and teacher accountability were diminished. This radical direction is not in the best interest of Minnesota students or their families.

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Classic League 10-8-13 MJB Farms 0 vs 7 Gars Repair; M&D Construction 5 vs 2 Dupont Pioneer; Groth Implement 5 vs 2 Eberhart Construction; Leos Sportsbar 7 vs 0 Hinrich Plumbing & Pump Team game: 1145 M&D Construction Team series: 3176 Gars Repair Bowler game: 265 Brandon Hasley Bowler series: 676 Brandon Hasley Commercial League 10-10-13 Stus Proshop 2 vs 5 Maple Island; Kiffmeyer Motorsports 3 vs 4 Jims Barbershop; Ellefson Trucking 5 vs. 2 Bluff Valley Campground Team game: 1159 Jims Barbershop Team series: 3336 Kiffmeyer Motorsports Bowler game: 279 Jeff Kiffmeyer Motorsports Bowler series: 772 Jeff Kiffmeyer Island 10/14/13 D & M Dairy 10 vs Comstock Farm 20; Oertli & Pleschourt 14-1/2 vs Owens Locker 15-1/ 2; Majerus & Tiarks 25 vs Producers Hybrids 5; Kittelson Htg & Plg 11-1/2 vs DMC Plumbing 18-1/2 Top team series: Majerus & Tiarks 3,339 Top team game: Majerus & Tiarks 1,175 Top individual series: Ron Nelson 677 Top individual game: Ron Nelson 269

Oronoco Public Works to get new maintenance shop

By Karen Snyder ORONOCO The spotlight beamed on the Department of Public Works at the October 15 Oronoco City Council meeting. The council authorized construction of a new maintenance shop and hired a new maintenance supervisor. ing process. Im trusting the opinion of your city engineer who seems to think its fine and that the bid is responsive and complete. Its definitely the lowest bid. Pointing out that the current building has a leaky roof and is moldy and dangerous, Councilman Skyler Breitenstein urged that New shop construction start soon. He moved Before the council began review- to accept Hartcos bid, and the ing bids for building the shop, council, with Hartung not voting, councilman Nathan Hartung, approved 4-0. whose company Hartco Construc- New supervisor tion had bid on the project, moved Council members agreed, 5-0, from his chair at the council table, to appoint Cain Dolan as maintetook a seat in the crowd and be- nance supervisor. Dolan, the top came, for the duration of the dis- candidate among six applicants for cussion, a silent observer. the job, has worked for Oronoco Among the seven bidders, Public Works for three years. Hartcos was lowest. The base bid After hed accepted his new of $364,343.30 was reduced by position and the council members $18,200 by opting for radiant heat had congratulated him, they auinstead of a more expensive in- thorized posting his old job. Dolan floor method, for a final bid of replaces Tim Redpenning who $346,143.20. Mayor Kevin Mc- resigned last month. Dermott sought assurance from Assessment meeting set Roads in the Cedar Woodlands City Attorney Fred Suhler that acceptance of the bid would be le- subdivision are in bad shape and need top coating, a task the develgal. Suhler said he knew of no pro- oper failed to complete. We cant hibition as long as Hartung didnt let it go any longer, Mayor participate in the decision-mak- McDermott said. I dont like assessment, but we dont have money to pay for the work. The council discussed ways of determining assessment fees. Attorney Suhler recommended using the lineal foot method which, by City Engineer Joe Palens estimate, would cost the subdivisions landowners $22.81 per lineal foot. Then the council scheduled a public meeting on Cedar Woodland assessments 6:30 p.m. on November 19 at the community center.
Other business

The city set a November 11 deadline for First Street Northwest property owners to trim the weeds and trees along the right-of-way. In some spots you cant drive up the middle without having branches brush your car, McDermott said. Jonya Pacey, who will hold a charity sewing event on November 2 at the Oronoco Community Center, asked the council to waive the rental fee. The council approved the request. Mayor McDermott reported that removal of the Lake Shady dam has been postponed from this winter to next winter. The council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. November 19 at the community center.

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Jonya Paceys mitten-making endurance event set for November 2

By Karen Snyder ORONOCO Jonya Pacey of Oronoco, soon to be known as the mitten marathoner, has announced plans to sew mittens for 24 straight hours and then give them to the Ronald McDonald House. The endeavor, she said, is a random act of kindness. For some of the families who visit the Ronald McDonald House and who have more to think about when they are packing than our weather, donated mittens could warm both their hands and their hearts. Actually, Pacey will be committing two random acts of kindness sewing 50 pairs of fleece mittens and raising $500 for the charity Random Acts (TheRandom For every $21 contributed, shell sew for an hour, and shell keep on sewing for 24 hours or until the pledges run out, whichever is first. Shell begin her mitten-making day with a party, 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, November 2, at the Oronoco Community Center. All are invited, especially those who will help. Extra sewing machines will be available, and there will be spots at a cutting table to cut out fleece mitts. Pacey would appreciate an RSVP. If I know you are coming, she said, I can reserve a sewing machine for you. Helpers wont go hungry, promises Pacey who plans to serve cookies and coffee and juice. At noon when the party ends, shell go home and sew some more. This, she said, is an endurance event. To learn more and/or RSVP, call 507-251-8502 or visit homegrown To donate to Paceys Random Acts fund, go to

Southern Football Alliance Coach Randy Hockinson, of Kenyon-Wanamingo Schools, was recognized Conf for his 25 years of coaching baseball by the Minnesota State High Red Division W L School Coaches Association on October 12, 2013. The annual awards Kasson-Mantorville 6 1 banquet was held at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront in St. Paul. Hockinson Stewartville 6 1 has guided his Knights to section titles in 2007 and 2012. Rochester Lourdes 6 1 Plainview-Elgin-Millville 4 3 Lake City 2 5 LaCrescent 2 5 Byron 1 6 Cannon Falls 1 6 White Division W L Triton 7 0 Junior varsity By Coach Brian Rucker Pine Island 6 1 The junior varsity Panthers had PINE ISLAND This past Lewiston-Altura 5 2 4 3 weekend saw the Pine Island High two matches go down to the wire Zumbrota-Mazeppa 3 4 School bowling team in Winona. last weekend in Winona. The first Kenyon-Wanamingo 2 5 In the first match they went up match had the team taking on St. Charles Cotter 1 6 against LeRoy-Ostrander. The the third place Winona Black Winona Dover-Eyota 0 7 Panthers got the day off to a good team. PI jumped on top early, Blue Division W L winning the first two games. The start winning all five games while Caledonia 8 0 7 1 averaging 184 per game. The five- team struggled in games three Chatfield 6 2 and four, setting up the final Rushford-Peterson game total was 922-753. 4 4 Helping lead the way was game. Game five was tight but Hayfield Goodhue 3 5 went to Winona 173-161. LeadDerek Rucker, rolling seven Wabasha-Kellogg 3 5 strikes and only one open in his ing the team in the match was Fillmore Central 3 5 Hayden Larson, filling on all but ten frames for a 90% fill perSouthland 2 5 one frame and a 92% fill per- Kingsland 0 8 centage.

Pine Island High School bowlers remain in first place


By Alicia Hunt-Welch The following information was provided by the Goodhue County Sheriffs Office.
September 28

5:35 p.m. A woman on Ridgeway Ln NE reported that the back window of her vehicle had been broken within the last half hour. Damage was estimated at $500. 11:32 p.m. A deputy checked on a group of kids on 5th St SW. They were having races on foot. They were told to move along.
September 30

was stopped and driver identified and questioned. The deputy checked the units for break-in but found no signs of foul play. 1:02 p.m. Four lawn ornaments were taken from a property on Pine Ridge Dr NE. The loss was valued at $17. 8:16 p.m. A vehicle was witnessed backing into a parked vehicle after leaving the football game. The vehicle plate number was provided. Neither the vehicle nor any damaged vehicles were found on 3rd Ave SE.
October 5

the man was gone. 5:31 p.m. A loose dog was reported on 2nd St SW.
October 7

12:58 p.m. Medical assistance was requested on Main St N. 3:26 p.m. Home checks were requested on the 51200 block of Fork Trl in Roscoe Township. 11:05 p.m. A request was made to remove a drunk male standing outside a residence on 5th St SW and pounding on the windows. The High School Bowling man was removed.
October 8

In the second match, the Panthers went up against the thirdplace team from WabashaKellogg/Pepin. After losing the opening game, the team regrouped and got on a roll, winning the final four games to take the match and averaging 201 in the final four games. A big reason was Shawn Pletz, who in games two, three and four, was able to strike on 11 of his 12 frame opportunities, striking in each tenth frame of those games. For the match Pletz had only one open frame and rolled 14 strikes in his 17 frames bowled for a 94% fill percentage. For the season Pletz has taken over the top spot in the league with three weeks left, an overall fill percentage of 84% and a leaguehigh 56% strike percentage.
Varsity Pine Island Winona/Onalaska Wabasha/Kellogg/Pepin Rushford-Peterson Zumbrota-Mazeppa Mable-Canon/FC/Chatfield LeRoy-Ostrander St. Charles W 10 8 6 5 4 3 3 0 L 0 2 4 5 6 7 7 10

centage. Match two was against the undefeated 9-0 Winona Orange team. Both teams swapped the first four games, with the Panthers taking games one and three. Game five was tight, but a key strike by Coltin Strop in the eighth frame helped Pine Island pull out a 183-176 victory. McKayla Shanks came up big in this match rolling seven strikes in her ten frames with only one open, a 90% fill percentage. The teams had this past week off with the MEA break. Pine Island will return to action in Rushford on October 26 at 1 p.m. The junior varsity match begins at 3 p.m. The Southeast Eastern Conference will be in Pine Island on November 2 at Pine Island Pool and Pins. Varsity bowling is at 1 p.m. and junior varsity is at 3 p.m.
High School Bowling Junior Varsity Winona/Onalaska Orange Pine Island Winona/Onalaska Orange Wabasha/Kellogg/Pepin Winona/Onalaska White W 9 8 7 3 2 L 1 2 3 7 8

HVL Volleyball Stewartville Kasson-Mantorville Cannon Falls Kenyon-Wanamingo Goodhue Hayfield Zumbrota-Mazeppa Rochester Lourdes Byron Pine Island Triton LaCrescent Lake City HVL Girls Soccer LaCrescent Kasson-Mantorville Byron Lourdes PIZM Stewartville Lake City HVL Boys Soccer Lourdes Kasson-Mantorville Stewartville Byron LaCrescent Lake City PIZM

Conf W L 12 0 10 2 10 2 9 3 8 4 7 5 6 6 5 8 4 8 4 8 3 9 1 11 0 12 Conf W L T 5 1 0 5 1 0 4 2 0 4 2 0 2 4 0 1 5 0 0 6 0 Conf W L 6 0 4 2 4 2 3 2 2 3 1 5 0 6 T 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

10:44 a.m. Deputies were asked to remove a person on Keystone Dr NE from the property. The complainant changed his mind and cancelled the deputy. 2:08 p.m. A deputy assisted a motorist with a flat trailer tire near Main St N and Cty 11. 3:43 p.m. A deputy assisted in locating a kindergartener who got off at the wrong stop. The child was found at the park and taken to daycare. 7:41 p.m. A deputy attended to civil matters on 3rd St NW. 8:08 p.m. Four males on Main St S reportedly smelled like marijuana. A deputy found some kids behind a restaurant but no one smelled of drugs.
October 4

10:45 a.m. Squad car escort was provided for a funeral from 3rd St SW. 11:39 a.m. A highly intoxicated person was passed out at Pool and Pins. A deputy spoke to the bartender who said the man was taken home by a sober party.
October 6

3:34 a.m. A vehicle was driving slowly around storage units on 1st St NE, and it left after the driver saw a deputy. The vehicle

8:05 a.m. A home alarm was activated on Cedar Ct NE. It was a false alarm. 10:53 a.m. A 911 hang-up call was received from the 14300 block of Cty 12 in Roscoe Township. It was a misdialed call. 12:07 p.m. A dark truck was reported blocking a driveway on 5th St SW. A deputy found the vehicle parked legally and not blocking the driveway. 2:25 p.m. A deputy observed a man standing on Center St W looking at a residence. When the deputy came back to check on the situation

10:03 a.m. Cows were outside the fence near Cty 27 and Branch Trl in Roscoe Township. A deputy advised the owner. 1:04 p.m. A citation for a seat belt violation was issued near Main and 4th St SE. 2:57 p.m. A person on Elmwood Dr NE reported fraudulent charges made out of state to a credit card. 5:02 p.m. A vehicle was on the side of the road without flashers on, and a male was standing outside the car. The vehicle was recently purchased and he was having vehicle issues. 8:54 p.m. A verbal domestic incident was reported on the 49900 block of Hwy 52 in Pine Island Township. Those involved were separated for the evening. 10:02 p.m. The top half of a back door was open to the meat market on Main St. It appeared no one was on site. A deputy contacted the owner. He came to secure the door.


Southern Alliance Football Week 7 White Division 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 Brady Lange, LA 91 768 8.40 Drew Sathrum, KW 91 608 6.69 Ryan McNallan, PI 119 593 4.98 Jacob Tschann, ZM 111 544 4.90 Individual receiving Player Rc Yds Avg Nathan Boice, SC 26 477 18.3 Ben Farrell, PI 20 473 23.6 Ben Warneke, PI 23 435 18.9 Ellis Hirman, ZM 19 397 20.8 Hunter Prodzinski, ZM 23 342 14.8 Jacob Ugland, ZM 13 299 23.0 Jacob Forrey, ZM 18 228 12.6 Individual passing Player Att Com Yds Jared Lohmeyer, PI 117 63 1219 Kurt Gadient, ZM 98 65 1205 Owen Riley, DE 169 78 1054 Jericho Braun, SC 120 65 969 Josh Frost. WC 62 28 422 Storm Seefeldt, LA 70 23 393 Tristan Penic, WC 65 25 292 Zach Otto, T 40 15 259 Luke Rechtzigel, KW 46 10 179 Freedom Hunt, ZM 37 13 139 Individual scoring Player TD PAT FG T Ben Warneke, PI 7 23 1 68 Brady Lange, LA 10 0 0 60 Ryan McNallan 9 0 0 54 Jacob Tschann, ZM 5 17 2 53 Drew Sathrum, KW 8 1 0 49 Ellis Hirman, ZM 7 1 0 44 Southern Alliance Football Week 8 Blue Division Offense Team Rush Pass Chatfield 2207 634 Wabasha-Kellogg 1884 326 Goodhue 1027 878 Southland 848 686 Fillmore Central 1076 362 Hayfield Caledonia Kingsland Rushford-Peterson Defense Team Rush Pass Caledonia 340 118 Rushford-Peterson 674 245 Southland 811 338 Kingsland 699 452 Fillmore Central 947 803 Chatfield 796 987 Goodhue 1477 392 Wabasha-Kellogg 1235 871 Hayfield Points Team PS PA Chatfield 260 68 Caledonia 250 52 Rushford-Peterson 140 95 Goodhue 152 153 Fillmore Central 93 120 Wabasha-Kellogg 157 188 Hayfield 89 128 Southland 98 188 Kingsland 82 315 Individual rushing Total 2841 2210 1905 1534 1438 Total 458 919 1149 1151 1750 1783 1869 2106 Net 192 198 45 -1 -27 -31 -39 -90 -233 Player Att Yds Avg Jake Neis, Ch 136 1075 7.90 Austin Baab, WK 143 994 6.95 Riley Huemann, G 118 458 3.88 Cole Kruger, H 87 413 4.75 MarvinHeimer, S 40 338 8.45 Garrett Huemann, G 41 216 5.27 Individual receiving Player Rc Yds Avg Jayme Laplante, Ch 12 294 24.5 Alex Thomforde, G 32 292 9.13 Drew Hurley, Ch 10 239 23.9 Logan Masters, FC 12 168 14.0 Nick Finbraaten, S 19 164 8.63 Sam McNamara, G 8 157 19.6 Cody Nord, G 6 81 13.5 Calvin Peterson, G 4 56 14.0 Individual passing Player Att Com Yds Tyler Schumacher, G 132 70 762 Cameron Rutlegge, H 120 44 619 Nate Skare, Ch 69 28 613 Trent Reinartz, S 108 54 528 Bryce Whitehill, FC 76 32 248 Austin Baab, WK 48 20 216 Mason Demorrett, Ca 19 10 214 Individual scoring Player TD PAT FG T Jake Neis, C 19 0 0 114 Austin Baab, WK 11 1 0 68 Riley Huemann, G 7 1 0 44 Nate Skare, C 4 14 2 44 Cole Kruger, H 6 0 0 36 Marvin Heimer, S 5 1 0 32 Tommy Loechler, WK 5 0 0 30 Alex Thomforde, G 3 0 3 24


Tuesday, October 22 Section 1A football tournament, Goodhue at Harmony, 7 p.m. Section 2AA football tournament, Norwood Young America at Zumbrota, 7 p.m. Section 2AA football tournament, WEM at Kenyon, 7 p.m. Section 2AA football tournament, GFW at Pine Island, 7 p.m. Thursday, October 24 Section 1A cross country meet at Northern Hills Golf Course, Rochester, 4 p.m. Section 1AA cross country meet at Brooktree Golf Course, Owatonna, 4 p.m. East Section 1A volleyball at Goodhue, 7 p.m West Section 1AA volleyball, Lourdes at Zumbrota, 7 p.m. West Section 1AA volleyball, Pine Island at Kasson, 7 p.m. South Section 2AA volleyball at Kenyon, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 26 East Section 1A volleyball at Mayo Civic Arena, Rochester, 11:30 a.m. West Section 1AA volleyball, at Mayo Civic Arena, Rochester, 1 and 2:30 p.m. South Section 2AA volleyball at Mankato East, 6 p.m. Section 1A football at the higher seed, 7 p.m. Section 2AA football at higher seed, 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 Section 2AA volleyball at Mankato East, 6 p.m. Thursday, October 31 East Section 1A volleyball at Mayo Civic Arena, Rochester, 7:30 p.m. West Section 1AA volleyball, at Mayo Civic Arena, Rochester, 6 p.m. South Section 2AA volleyball at St. Peter, 6 p.m.

Perfect season for Goodhue eighth grade volleyball team

The Goodhue eighth grade volleyball team ended the 2013 season with an undefeated regular season record of 15-0. The team played in three tournaments, placing second at Hayfield and first at Wabasha-Kellogg and Cannon Falls. The Wildcats were coached by Wendy Lexvold. Members of the team are, left to right, front row: Madeline Lodermeier and Dani Hove; second row: Paige Lantis, Haley Evans, Kjersten Veiseth, Makayla Thompson, Emily Benrud and Abby Doerhoefer; back row: Millie Hahn, Heather Lingbeck, Kennedy Buck, Sydney Lodermeier, Morgan Roschen, Mariah Tipcke, Katie Pearson, and Coach Wendy Lexvold.


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Goodhue whips Byron to end the season
By Faye Haugen GOODHUE - The Goodhue volleyball team made quick work of Byron in their last regular season games on Tuesday in Goodhue. The win puts the Wildcats in fifth place in the final HVL standings at 8-4. Goodhue is 21-7 overall. The Cats had little trouble with the Bears, winning 25-13, 25-14 and 25-23. Meredith Watson had a big game with 14 kills and 14 digs. Mikayla Tipcke had 42 set assists, two kills, 17 digs and three ace serves. Mikayla Miller had 11 kills and 19 digs and Kali Ryan had nine kills and two blocks. The third-seeded Wildcats will open East Section 1A play on Thursday when they host either Rushford-Peterson or Lanesboro at 7 p.m. in Goodhue. A win will move Goodhue into semifinal play on Saturday at Mayo Civic Arena in Rochester at 11:30 a.m. Section 1A is loaded with ranked teams. Fillmore Central is ranked number one in Class A and has the top seed in East Section 1A. Second-seeded Mable Canton is ranked seventh in the last poll and Goodhue earned votes. In West Section 1A, Bethlehem Academy is ranked fifth and Hayfield is ranked ninth.
Goodhue 25 25 25 Byron 13 14 23 Kills: G - Mikayla Miller 11, Kali Ryan 9, Meredith Watson 14, Mikayla Tipcke 2, Shelby Hinsch 8 Set assists: G - Mikayla Tipcke 42 Digs: G - Emilee Roschen 10, Mikayla Tipcke 17, Meredith Watson 14, Kali Ryan 19, Mikayla Miller 19, Jo Ellen Poncelet 5 Blocks: G - Kali Ryan 2, Shelby Hinsch 2 Ace serves: G - Mikayla Tipcke 3

PI beats Triton in four close games

By Faye Haugen PINE ISLAND - A year ago the Pine Island volleyball team finished dead last in the HVL standings with an 0-13 record. The Panthers turned this around this fall finishing the regular season with a four-game win over Triton and a ninth-place finish in the HVL with a 4-8 record. PI was 9-13 overall. Triton stopped the Panthers 2515 in the opening game, but the Panthers were able to rebound and win the next three very close games, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-23. Niki Fokken had a huge game at the net with 10 kills and 10 blocks. The senior also had two ace serves. Eliza Warneke had seven kills with Amanda Troester and Jessie Wollschlager each recording six. Noelle Langworthy dished out 36 set assists and Stephanie Norte dug out 16 balls. The Panthers were seeded seventh in the West Section 1AA playoffs. They will travel to Kasson to take on the second-seeded and third-ranked KoMets at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The West Section 1AA semifinals will be played at Mayo Civic Arena on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Pine Island 15 25 25 25 Triton 25 23 21 23 Kills: Jessie Wollschlager 6, Niki Fokken 10, Eliza Warneke 7, Amanda Troester 6, Madi Owen 4 Blocks: Niki Fokken 10, Amanda Troester 2 Set assists: Noelle Langworthy 36 Digs: Amanda Troester 9, Stephanie Norte 16 Ace serves: Niki Fokken 2

ZM earns a first round home game

By Faye Haugen ZUMBROTA - The ZumbrotaMazeppa volleyball team earned a three-game sweep over Lourdes in Zumbrota, Tuesday in the regular season finale. The Cougars will get another shot at the Eagles on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the West Section 1AA tournament. ZM used good net play to stop the Eagles 25-13, 25-17 and 2522 to finish in seventh place in the HVL standings with a 6-6 record. ZM is 11-13 overall. Carley Henning had 13 kills and five ace serves to lead ZM over Lourdes. Emma Drackley added five kills, Kalli Paukert had 19 set assists, Molly Lawler had 10 digs and Megan Warneke had four ace serves. Fourth-seeded ZM will host fifth-seeded Lourdes at 7 p.m. on Thursday. A win will advance the Cougars to Saturdays semifinals at Mayo Civic Arena at 1 p.m. against either top-seeded and second-ranked Stewartville or Triton.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 25 25 25 Lourdes 13 17 22 Kills: Emma Drackley 5, Carley Henning 13 Blocks: Hailey Dykes 5 Set assists: Kalli Paukert 19 Digs: Molly Lawler 10 Ace Serves: Carley Henning 5, Megan Warneke 4

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen

Kenyon-Wanamingos Mara Quam goes up for one of her nine kills against LaCrescent on Tuesday.

KW get tops seed in South Section 2AA

By Faye Haugen KENYON - The Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball team made quick work of LaCrescent in their HVL By Marilyn Anderson regular season finale in Kenyon, ZUMBROTA - The concluTuesday. LaCrescent was no match sion of the football game befor the Knights as Coach Jen Neritween the Zumbrota-Mazeppa son was able to use her entire team Cougars and Pine Island Panin the 25-16, 25-11, and 25-20 thers seventh grade teams on victory. Tuesday, October 15, marked the This was a nice night for honend of the season for both teams, oring our senior volleyball playwith ZM coming out on top 20ers. We have six seniors players 16. It also was the end of the and one senior manager , remarked season for a father and daughCoach Nerison of Bailey Auseth, ter, both involved in the game, Siri Sviggum, Meg Clark, Kailee but on opposing sides. Though Berquam, Audra Clark and not unusual to have relatives on Sammie Ellingson. This program opposing sides involving area will miss these senior seniors treteams, the ZM vs. PI game inmendously. They have played an cluded PI seventh grade coach important part of this program for Geoff Wagner and his daughter, many years. I appreciate all their ZM seventh grade football player, dedication and hard work they have Sofia Wagner. put into this volleyball program Though Sofia could have chofor many years. sen the more traditional volleyKW dominated at the net and ball, soccer, or cross country the serving line. Mara Quam and options for a fall sport, she chose Brittney Flom each had nine kills. football because it gives better Siri Sviggum and Audra Clark each conditioning for hockey...and you had three ace serves, and Siri Quam get to hit people. Geoff exand Meg Clark each had two ace plained that all four of his and serves. wife Jodys daughters play With their 18-11 record, the hockey. Knights earned the top seed in the Sofia admits she didnt play South Section 2AA tournament. youth football and didnt know KW will host eighth-seeded Maple anything about football until this River on Thursday at 7 p.m. in year. She wasnt familiar with Kenyon. A win will move KW the positions or the roles. Geoff Kenyon-Wanamingos Kailee Berquam tries to tip the ball past the into the semifinals on Tuesday at said that isnt the case with LaCrescent blocker in Tuesdays game in Kenyon. Mankato East at 6 p.m. against either fourth-seeded Tri-City Sviggum 3, Audra Clark 5, Megan Quam 4, United or fifth-seeded New Rich- Kailee Berquam 3 land-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva. Set assists: Meg Clark 23
Kenyon-Wanamingo 25 25 25 LaCrescent 16 11 20 Kills: KW - Mara Quam 9, Brittney Flom 9, Siri Digs: Bailey Auseth 10 Ace serves: Siri Quam 2, Siri Sviggum 3, Meg Clark 2, Audra Clark 3

Father and daughter conclude 2013 football season

The Zumbrota-Mazeppa vs. Pine Island seventh grade football game on October 15 included a father/daughter combo on opposing teams. Posing for a photo after the game were PI seventh grade coach Geoff Wagner and his daughter, ZM seventh grade football player, Sofia Wagner. A small number of girls are involved in playing football in youth programs or at the junior high school level in the southeast Minnesota area.

2013 South Section 2AA Volleyball

1. Kenyon-Wanamingo
Thursday, Oct. 24 7 p.m., Kenyon

8. Maple River 4. Tri-City United

Thursday, Oct. 24 7 p.m., Montgomery

Tuesday, October 29, 6 p.m., Mankato East

Thursday, Oct. 24 7 p.m., Waterville

Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. Gustavus, St. Peter

7. Blue Earth Area 3. St. Peter

Thursday, Oct. 24 7 p.m., St. Peter

Tuesday, October 29, 7:30 p.m., Mankato East

6. Waseca

2013 East Section 1A Volleyball

1. Fillmore Central 8. Spring Grove
Monday, October 21 Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m., Harmony Saturday, October 26 Mayo Civic Arena Rochester, 10 a.m.

hockey, which Sofia started playing at age three. This fall, Sofia had the opportunity to play several positions including linebacker, fullback and kicker. Geoff was pleased to see how Josh Funk, the ZM seventh grade coach, allowed her to play the different positions. As a dad, he was truly proud of her playing running back and being able to score some touchdowns during the season. ZMs season was 2-6 with one game called after two quarters due to weather. PIs season ended at 3-5. A very small number of girls are involved in playing football in youth programs or at the junior high school level in the southeast Minnesota area, according to both Wagner and Funk. Geoff teaches sixth grade in Pine Island. Though he has had other coaching positions, this was his first year coaching seventh grade football. He noted it was nice to coach them right after having had them in the classroom the past school year. But he also said. Having coached

Sofia in hockey, it was weird coaching against her in football this week. When asked if dad gave daughter football advice this fall, Geoff said they didnt talk anything specific. But the first year football coach added, At this level (seventh grade), the job isnt to win games, but to have fun and learn to play the game. With the family involved in sports, when asked if there is a little sports talk around the dinner table, Sofia was quick to respond, Every day! Sofias goal is to play six years of high school football. She also plans to continue with hockey, by playing in the Dodge County Wildcat Hockey Co-op program this winter, followed by track and field in the spring. The other members of the Wagner family and their sports of choice are: Lydia, a 2013 ZM graduate, now at Gustavus Adolphus College- softball and hockey; Bella, a ZM sophomore - hockey, volleyball and track; and Lola, a third-grader at Pine Island - hockey.

2013 West Section 1AA Volleyball

1. Stewartville
Thursday, October 24, Stewartville, 7 p.m.

9. Hope Lutheran 4. Wabasha-Kellogg

Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m., Wabasha

8. Triton 4. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
Thursday, October 31 Mayo Civic Arena Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 24, Zumbrota, 7 p.m.

5. Lewiston-Altura
Monday, October 21

Saturday, October 26 Mayo Civic Arena Rochester, 1 p.m. Thursday, October 31 Mayo Civic Arena Rochester, 6 p.m.

12. Lanesboro 2. Mable Canton 7. Houston

Monday, October 21 Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m., Mable

5. Lourdes 2. Kasson-Mantorville
Thursday, October 24, Kasson, 7 p.m.

10. Kingsland 3. Goodhue 6. Rushford-Peterson

Monday, October 21 Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m., Goodhue

Saturday, October 26 Mayo Civic Arena Rochester, 11:30 a.m.

7. Pine Island 3. Cannon Falls

Thursday, October 24, Cannon Falls, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 26 Mayo Civic Arena Rochester, 2:30 p.m.

11. Schaeffer Academy

With her sign upside down, Etta Powell jumps and cheers for Mara Quam during Tuesdays Kenyon-Wanamingo and LaCrescent contest.

6. Byron


PI is the top seed in Section 2AA
By Faye Haugen PINE ISLAND - In 2012, the Pine Island football team ended he regular season with a 1-8 record and the eighth seed in the Section 1AA tournament. What a difference a year makes. The Panthers are flying high in 2013 with a 6-2 mark and the top seed in the Section 2AA tournament that starts on Tuesday. The work that these kids put in over the summer to prepare for football really has shown this fall, said Coach John Stapleton. Last year I wasnt hired until June and we were never able to set up a schedule for a summer program. You could call it a lost season. This year we were able to prepare, and it helped who we had a lot of kids coming back that knew what we wanted to do from the start and that really makes a difference. The Panthers closed out regular season play on Wednesday with a 37-13 win over Cotter in Pine Island. Their 6-1 record in the Southern Alliance Footballs White Division puts them in second place in the standings behind 7-0 Triton. Cotter got off to a 6-0 start on a one-yard plunge by Josh Frost in the first quarter. It was all Pine Island after that as Jared Lohmeyer threw for four straight touchdown passes. Lohmeyer connected with Ben Farrell on a 10-yard pass to give PI a 7-6 lead when Ben Warneke kicked the first of four PATs. Lohmeyer passed for TDs of 12 yards to Warneke, six yards to Luke Schmidt and 15 yards to

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen

Kenyon-Wanamingos Devyn Stordahl reaches down to pick up the Dover-Eyota fumble on a punt, putting the Knights in great field position near the end of the first half. Pine Islands Jake Navratil tries to break away from the hold of a Cotter defensive player in Wednesdays game in Pine Island.

KW secures a home playoff game

By Faye Haugen KENYON - Heading into Wednesday nights regular season finale against Dover-Eyota, the Kenyon-Wanamingo football knew there was a lot riding on the outcome. A win would secure a home playoff game on Tuesday, something that hasnt happened in eight years. A win would also improve KW to 3-5, a much better record than last seasons 0-9 mark. The Knights pulled out a 22-21 win, but they needed some last second heroics to do it. KW scored first on a perfect 63-yard pass from Luke Rechtzigel to a wide open Kyle Munstermann. Luke Votruba kicked the PAT. Dover-Eyota opened the second quarter with a two-yard run by Cody Johnson who also ran in the conversion for an 8-7 lead. DE stopped KWs next series and forced the Knights to punt. Devyn Stordahl was in the right place when an Eagle player touched the punted ball and it got loose, with Stordahl recovering the ball on the DE 38-yard line. A five-yard TD run by Drew Sathrum gave the Knights a 14-8 lead. But that lead did not last long as the Eagles put together a quick scoring drive to take a 15-14 lead at the break when Owen Riley hit Wesley Brown with a 31-yard touchdown pass. After a scoreless third quarter, the Knights regained the lead on a five-yard run by Trent Brossard. KW went for two points, scoring when Rechtzigel found Tanner Warner with the conversion pass and a 22-14 lead. But Dover-Eyota quickly answered, scoring on a 22-yard scoring pass from Riley to Mark Young. The Knights squelched the Eagles conversion run to keep the lead, 22-21 with 4:44 to play. The Knights may have made their biggest defensive play of the year in the final seconds of the game. The Eagles tried a 35-yard field goal as time ran out, but KW was able to make the block and secure the win. Luke Rechtzigel was 4 of 7 passing for 114 yards, his best totals of the season. Kyle Munstermann had two receptions for 64 yards. Drew Sathrum rushed for 112 yards on 17 carries. The Knights will host fifthseeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (20-6) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. A win would move KW into the semifinals at top-seeded Pine Island on Saturday at 7 p.m. A loss will end KWs season.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 22 Dover-Eyota 21 First downs rushing passing KW 18 17 1 DE 13 5 7 penalty 0 1 Rushing plays 47 23 Rushing yards 235 67 Passing attempts 9 27 Passing completions 4 14 Passing yards 114 195 interceptions 2 0 touchdown 1 2 Total offense 349 262 Punts/avg 1/44 4/29 Penalties/yards. 9/88 4/28 Fumbles/lost. 0/0 1/0 Scoring Dover-Eyota 0 15 0 6 = 21 Kenyon-Wanamingo 7 7 0 8 = 22 First quarter KW: 63-yard touchdown pass from Luke Rechtzigel to Kyle Munstermann. PAT kick by Luke Votruba. 7-0 Second quarter DE: Two-yard touchdown run by Cody Johnson. Conversion run by Cody Johnson. 8-7 KW: Five-yard touchdown run by Drew Sathrum. PAT kick by Luke Votruba. 14-8 DE: 31-yard touchdown pass from Owen Riley to Wesley Brown. PAT kick by Harrison King. 15-14 Fourth quarter KW: Five-yard touchdown run by Trent Brossard Two-point conversion pass from Luke Rechtzigel to Tanner Warner: 22-14 DE: 22-yard touchdown pass from Owen Riley to Mark Young. Conversion run failed. 22-21 KW individual statistics Passing: KW - Luke Rechtzigel, 4 of 7 for 114 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception; Drew Sathrum 0 of 1 and 1 interception; Michael Homeier, 0 of 1 Rushing: KW - Drew Sathrum, 17 rushes for 112 yards; Tanner Warner 9/59; Trent Brossard 6/41; Luck Rechtzigel 9/24; Michael Homeier 3/3; Mason Stevenson 1.2; Jacob Whipple 1.2; Kyle Munstermann 1/-4 Receiving: KW -Kyle Munstermann, 2 receptions for 64 yards; Drew Sathrum 1/27; Tanner Warner 1/23

Spencer Schultz to give the Panthers a commanding 27-6 lead at the half. Pine Island came back from the break to up their lead to 30-6 on a 22-yard field goal by Warneke. Ryan McNallan rushed for a 34yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter for a 37-6 edge. Cotter did score late in the contest on a 30yard run by George Weege for the 37-13 final score. Jared Lohmeyer had a big night, hitting 11 of 18 passes for 150 yards and four touchdowns. Ben Farrell made four receptions for

83 yards. Ryan McNallan rushed for 115 yards on 18 carries. Top-seeded Pine Island will host eighth-seeded Gibbon-FairfaxWinthrop on Tuesday at 7 p.m. A win will put them into Saturdays semifinals at 7 p.m. in Pine Island against either fourth-seeded Kenyon-Wanamingo or fifthseeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. A loss will end their season.
Pine Island 37 - Cotter 13 PI WC Rushing plays 44 30 Rushing yards 198 118 Passing attempts 18 20 Passing completions 11 6 passing yards 150 70 interceptions 0 2 touchdowns 4 0 Total offense 348 188 Punts/avg. 1/34 1/19 Scoring Winona Cotter 6 0 0 7 = 13 Pine Island 7 20 3 7 = 37 First quarter WC: One-yard touchdown run by Josh Frost. PAT kick failed. 6-0 PI: 10-yard touchdown pass from Jared Lohmeyer to Ben Farrell. PAT kick by Ben Warneke. 7-6 Second quarter PI: 12-yard touchdown pass from Jared Lohmeyer to Ben Farrell. PAT kick by Ben Warneke. 14-6 PI: Six-yard touchdown pass from Jared Lohmeyer to Luke Schmidt. PAT kick by Ben Warneke. 216 PI: 15-yard touchdown pass from Jared Lohmeyer to Spencer Schultz. PAT kick failed. 27-6 Third quarter PI: 22-yard field goal by Ben Warneke. 30-6 Fourth quarter PI: 34-yard touchdown run by Ryan McNallan. PAT kick by Ben Warneke. 37-6 WC: 30-yard touchdown run by George Weege. PAY kick by Andrew Tofstad. 13-37 Individual statistics Passing: PI - Jared Lohmeyer, 11 of 18 for 150 yards, 4 touchdowns Rushing: PI - Ryan McNallan, 18 rushes for 115 yards; Tristan Akason 7/22; Spencer Schultz 6/21; Brandon Miller 3/21; Jake Navratil 3/ 10; Aaron Gillard 2/3; Jared Lohmeyer 1/2; Brady Braaten 1/2 Receiving: PI - Ben Farrell, 4 receptions for 83 yards; Ben Warneke 3/27; Spencer Schultz 2/23; Luke Schmidt 2/17

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen

Pine Islands Keenan Peterson-Rucker gets down low to make the solo tackle of Cotters Jason Klug in Wednesdays game in Pine Island.

Triton running game is too much for ZM

By Faye Haugen ZUMBROTA - Going into Wednesdays season finale, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa football team coaching staff knew that Triton liked to run the ball and control the tempo. ZM got off to the start they wanted, limiting the Cobras to three plays and punt on the first drive of the night. Even better, the Cougars scored on their first series when Jacob Tschann ran in from the three and kicked the PAT for a 7-0 lead. We got off to a great start. The defense was able to stop them forcing a punt, and then we took the lead, said Coach Willie Rauen. But then we gave up a long touchdown run (60 yards by Zach Otto) and then threw two interceptions that really hurt us. They scored on both of those turnovers. Triton used those two picks to set up TDs of eight and 12 yards by Patrick Ramirez. Ramirez increased the Cobras lead to 29-7 on a 10-yard run with 1:10 to go. The Cougars were able to narrow the lead to 29-14 with no time left on the halftime clock when Kurt Gadient found Tschann with a 14yard pass. Triton was able to score a safety in the third quarter when Gadient was tackled in the end zone. Triton added seven more points in the fourth quarter when Stacey Jackson ran in from the five midway through the quarter. Triton threw just one uncompleted pass in the win. The Cobras rushed for 413 yards on 52 carries. Kurt Gadient was 15 of 24 passing for 210 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Ellis Hirman made six receptions for 78 yards. Jacob Tschann rushed for 29 yards on nine carries. Hunter Prodzinski led the defense with 14 tackles. Evan Block, Jacob Forrey and Tyler Poncelet each made 11 tackles. The third-seeded Cougars will host sixth-seeded Norwood Young America at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the opening round of the Section 2AA tournament. A win will advance ZM the semifinals at 7 p.m. on Saturday. If second-seeded Medford beats LeSueur-Henderson, the game will be played in Medford. A Medford loss and ZM win would put the game in Zumbrota.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 14 - Triton 38 ZM T First downs 17 22 Rushing plays 31 52 Rushing yards 46 413 Passing attempts 24 1 Passing completions 15 0 passing yards 210 0 interceptions 2 0 touchdowns 1 0 Total offense 256 413 Punts/avg. 3/41 0/0 Penalties/yds 6/60 3/25 Fumbles/lost 1/0 2/1 Scoring Zumbrota-Mazeppa 7 7 0 0 = 14 Triton 7 22 2 7 = 38 First quarter ZM: Three-yard touchdown run by Jacob Tschann. PAT kick by Jacob Tschann. 7-0 T: 60-yard touchdown run by Zach Otto. PAT kick by Andy Buck. 7-7 Second quarter T: Eight-yard touchdown run by Patrick Ramirez. PAT by Andy Buck. 14-7 T: 12-yard touchdown run by Patrick Ramirez. PAT by Andy Buck. 21-7 T: 10-yard touchdown run by Patrick Ramirez. Conversion run by Kylo Courteau. 29-7 ZM: 14-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Gadient to Jacob Tschann. PAT kick by Jacob Tschann. 14-29 Third quarter T: Safety on tackle of ZM quarterback in the end zone. 31-14 Fourth quarter T: Five-yard touchdown run by Stacey Jackson. PAT kick by Andy Buck. 38-14 Individual statistics Passing: ZM - Kurt Gadient, 15 of 24 for 210 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions Rushing: ZM - Jacob Tschann, 9 rushes for 29 yards; Kurt Gadient 16/14; Jerrell Guider 2/6; Colin Carney 2/4 Receiving: ZM - Ellis Hirman, 6 receptions for 78 yards; Jacob Forrey 3/43; Jacob Ugland 3/37; Hunter Prodzinski 2/38; Jacob Tschann 1/14

Dover-Eyota quarterback Owen Riley is on the run as Kenyon-Wanamingo defensive players, Caleb Greseth (44), Mason Stevenson (24) and Trent Brossard flush him out of the pocket in Wednesdays game in Kenyon.

Goodhue rolls up 404 yards but falls to RP

By Faye Haugen RUSHFORD - The Goodhue football team had one of their best offensive nights of the season, rolling up 404 yards at Rushford-Peterson on Wednesday. Despite all the yards gained, the Wildcats came up short on the scoreboard, 3514, as the Trojans rolled up even more yards. All of the scoring was done in the first half of play. The Trojans scored on their first series on a one-yard run by Cole Kingsley. RP stopped Goodhues next series of plays, setting up a 50-yard TD run by Alex Vik for a 14-0 lead. Garrett Huemanns one-yard plunge at the end of the first quarter got Goodhue on the scoreboard, trailing 14-6. Both teams went to the air in the second quarter. RP scored on a six-yard pass from Jonnie Koenen to Kingsley. Goodhue countered with a four-yard pass from Tyler Schumacher to Garrett Huemann. Jacob Pasch found Logan Breuer with the conversion pass to cut the Trojan lead to 21-14. But Rushford-Peterson would put together two long passing plays in the last 2:40 of the half. The first was a 54-yard pass from Koenen to Kingsley and the other was a 50yard pass between Koenen and Vik for the 35-14 final score. Tyler Schumacher was 11 of 32 passing for 202 yards, a touchdown and one interception. Riley Huemann gained 75 yards on 13 carries to lead the Goodhue ground attack. Sam McNamara made six receptions for 147 yards. In one of those odd quirks of football seeding, fifth-seeded Goodhue will play at fourth-seeded Fillmore Central on Tuesday in the opening round of the Section 1A tournament. Both teams have the same record, 3-5, and Goodhue beat the Falcons 20-7 on October 11, but Fillmore Central ended up with a higher QRF score that is used for seeding and got the fourth seed, putting the Wildcats on the road. A win on Tuesday would find them traveling to top-seeded Blooming Prairie on Saturday evening for a 7 p.m. contest. A loss will end their season.
Goodhue 14 - Rushford-Peterson 35

ZM defensive statistics T AT S I Hunter Prodzinski 12 2 0 0 Evan Block 6 5 0 0 Jacob Forrey 6 5 0 0 Tyler Poncelet 5 6 0 0 Ellis Hirman 6 3 0 0 Robby Pollitt 5 1 0 0 Connor Hegseth 4 1 2 0 Jacob Ugland 3 1 0 0 Ryan Bennett 3 0 0 0 Jacob Tschann 0 3 0 0 Freedom Hunt 0 3 0 0 Alex Nelson 1 1 0 0 Jerrell Guider 1 0 0 0 Collin Carney 0 1 0 0 Caleb Arendt 0 1 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

2013 Section 2AA Football Playoffs

1. Pine Island
Tuesday, October 22 at Pine Island, 7 p.m.

2013 Section 1A Football Playoffs

1. Blooming Prairie
Tuesday, October 22 at Blooming Prairie, 7 p.m.

8. GFW 4. Kenyon-Wanamingo
Tuesday, October 22 at Kenyon, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 26 at higher seed, 7 p.m.

8. Kingsland 4. Fillmore Central

Tuesday, October 22 at Harmony, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 26 at higher seed, 7 p.m.

5. WEM 2. Medford
Tuesday, October 22 at Medford, 7 p.m.

Friday, November 1 at higher seed, 7 p.m.

5. Goodhue 2. Rushford-Peterson
Tuesday, October 22 at Rushford, 7 p.m.

Friday, November 1 at higher seed, 7 p.m.

7.LeSueur-Henderson 3. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
Tuesday, October 22 at Zumbrota, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at higher seed, 7 p.m.

7. Southland 3. Bethlehem Academy

Tuesday, October 22 at Kasson, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at higher seed, 7 p.m.

6. Norwood Young America

6. Wabasha-Kellogg

First downs rushing passing

G 16 4 10

RP 18 9 9

penalty 2 0 Rushing plays 32 41 Rushing yards 139 223 Passing attempts 40 30 Passing completions 14 13 Passing yards 265 267 interceptions 2 0 touchdowns 1 3 Total offense 404 490 Punts/avg 4/32 Penalties 2/20 3/25 Fumbles/lost 2/0 2/0 Scoring Goodhue 6 8 0 0 = 14 Rushford-Peterson 14 21 0 0 = 35 First quarter RP: One-yard touchdown run by Cole Kingsley. PAT kick by Kyler Paulson. 7-0 RP: 50-yard touchdown run by Alex Vik. PAT kick by Paulson. 14-0 G: One-yard touchdown run by Garrett Huemann. Conversion pass failed, 6-14 Second quarter RP: Six-yard touchdown pass from Jonnie Koenen to Cole Kingsley. PAT kick by Kyler Paulson. 21-6 G: Four-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Schumacher to Garrett Huemann. Conversion pass from Jacob Pasch to Logan Breuer. 1421 RP: 54-yard touchdown pass from Jonnie Koenen to Cole Kingsley. PAT kick by Kyler Paulson. 28-14 RP: 50-yard touchdown pass from Jonnie Koenen to Alex Vik. PAT kick by Kyler Paulson. 35-14 Individual statistics Passing: G - Tyler Schumacher, 11 of 32 for 220 yards, 1 interception, 1 touchdown; Jacob Pasch 3 of 8 for 63 yards, 1 interception Rushing: G - Riley Huemann, 13 rushes for 72 yards; Logan Breuer 3/22; Jacob Pasch 5/18; Garrett Huemann 7/15; Tyler Schumacher 4/12 Receiving: G - Sam McNamara, 6 receptions for 147 yards; Garrett Huemann 4/27; Tyler Schumacher 2/57; Alex Thomforde 2/24; Riley Huemann 1/10


Cross Country
2013 HVL CC All Conference
Byron B - Ian Thomason G - Rebecca Houston Cannon Falls B - Bjorn Pearson G - Emi Trost G - Katherine Hoffman G - Payton Cooper Goodhue G - Cassandra Voth Hayfield B - Jon Fleischmann B - Gabe Temple Kasson-Mantorville B - Mark Ostroot B - Brennan Gustafson LaCrescent B - Hunter Gross B - Zack Emery G - Sylvia Lechnir G - Taylor Haney Lake City B - Colin Fritz B - Carl Kozlowski B - Cole Willers B - Mitchell Mund G - Samantha Keller G - Becca Goertzen G - Lydia Taylor G - Morgan Dammann G - Sidney Renelt Pine Island B - Logan Meurer Rochester Lourdes B - Ian Torchia B - Dakota Streit B - David Turlington G - Rachel Sobiesk G - Ellen Beckman G - Elizabeth Bauer G - Megan Lenss G - Anna Braun Stewartville B - James Mathison G - Chrissy Lofgren G - Marie Larson Zumbrota-Mazeppa B - Ben Nysuten B - Eric Hokanson B - Micah Grove B - Craig Banks G - Callie Ryan G - Skyler Jacobson 12 11 10 12 10 8 9 12 11 11 9 12 9 11 9 11 9 9 9 12 11 11 10 8 9 12 12 11 12 11 10 9 7 11 10 10 12 11 11 11 10 8

Photo courtesy of Diane Hokanson

The Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo boys cross country team won the HVL Conference title on Tuesday in Hayfield. Members of the team are, from left, Ben Kleese, Micah Grove, Ben Bohn, Ben Nystuen, Eric Hokanson, Craig Banks and James Drettwan.

ZMKW boys win HVL title

By Faye Haugen HAYFIELD - They were not the favorite, but the ZumbrotaMazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo boys cross country team did everything right to win the HVL title on Thursday in Hayfield. In wet, cool and overcast conditions, the Cougars won their first title since 2006 with 64 points, five points better than second-place Lake City. Pine Island placed sixth with 155 points and Goodhue came in ninth with 250 points in their first ever HVL conference meet. The kids ran super, said a very pleased ZMKW coach Brad Smith. I really think the sloppy conditions favored a team like ours as these kids are pretty strong. All four of the kids who earned allconference honors (Eric Hokanson, Ben Nystuen, Micah Grove and Craig Banks) ran season-best times. Banks saw the greatest jump in his time from September as he improved from 19:39 to 18:02. Ben Bohn also ran, by far, his best race of the season. He was at 19:57 on the same course back in September and cut his time to 18:27. This is the first meet that our boys have won this season. Hokanson led ZMKW, placing 11th in 17:52. He was followed by Nystuen, 12th, Grove, 15th,

Z u m b r ot a - M a z e p p a / K e n y o n Wanamingos Skyler Jacobson ran to a third-place finish at the HVL Conference meet on Tuesday in Hayfield.

Goodhues Cassandra Voth splashes through the water near the finish line at the HVL meet in Hayfield. Voth placed 21st to earn all conference honors.

Hayfields Hannah Conroy and Pine Islands Jocasta Adelsman race to the finish line at the HVL cross country meet. Adelsman edged Conroy for 37th place by .3 of a second.

Banks, 16th and Bohn, 25th. Also running for the Cougars were James Drettwan, 34th and Ben Kleese, 36th Logan Meurer ran to a 21st place finish to lead Pine Island. Running a time of 18:16, Meurer earned his first HVL All Conference medal. The top 21 runners earn all conference honors. Meurer was

followed by Isaiah Ondler, 31st, Jack Williams, 32nd, Ben Bauer, 41st, Isaac Haman, 47th, Hunter Kraling, 55th and Adam Pleschourt, 56th. We are so impressed with Logans drive to get where he wanted to be, said PI coach Amy Northrop. All in all, we are so proud of the efforts of all of the runners throughout the season and are looking forward to competing well at the section meet. Ryan Alpers ran to a 45th place to lead Goodhue in a time of 19:39. He was followed by Gavin Luhman, 46th, Derek Alpers, 54th, Joel Gadient, 63rd, CJ Hahn, 64th and Ryan Gorman, 65th. Ian Torchia of Lourdes won the individual title in a time of 15:59.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo 64, Lake City 69, LaCrescent 79, Lourdes 81, Kasson-Mantorville 124, Pine Island 155, Byron 156, Cannon Falls 181, Goodhue 250; Incomplete: Stewartville, Hayfield Medalist - Ian Torchia, Lourdes, 15:59.1 11. Eric Hokanson (ZMKW) 17:52.5; 12. Ben Nystuen (ZMKW) 17:53.7; 15. Micah Grove (ZMKW) 18:01.9; 16. Craig Banks (ZMKW) 18:02.3; 21. Logan Meurer (PI) 18:16.3; 25. Ben Bohn (ZMKW) 18:27.3; 31. Isaiah Ondler (PI) 18:40.5; 32. Jack Williams (PI) 18:48.1; 34. James Drettwan (ZMKW) 18:56.2; 36. Ben Kleese (ZMKW) 19:00.2; 41. Ben Bauer (PI) 19:20.3; 45. Ryan Alpers (G) 18:39.2; 46. Gavin Luhman (G) 19:39.2; 47. Isaac Haman (PI) 19:45.4; 54. Derek Alpers (G) 20:08.9; 55. Hunter Kraling (PI) 20:13.9; 56. Adam Pleschourt (PI) 20:32.3; 63. Joel Gadient (G) 22:11.4; 64 CJ Hahn (G) 22:14.1; 65. Ryan Gorman (G) 22:14.6

Pine Islands Jack Williams, left, and Isaiah Ondler run as a tandem at the HVL cross country meet. Ondler finished 31st and Williams 32nd on Thursday.

Varsity girls Lake City took HVL team honors in the girls varsity race with a low score of 56 points. Lourdes was second with 70 points. Pine Island placed sixth with 149 points, Zumbrota-Mazeppa/KenyonWanamingo was eighth with 154 points, and Goodhue placed 10th with 272 points. PI senior Adeline Angst led the

Panthers, placing 23rd in 17:04. Like last year, Angst just missed earning all conference honors. The top 21 runners earn those honors. Adeline has worked so hard this season and we were so bummed for her to be so close to achieving that elusive all conference, remarked Coach Northrop. She has been an outstanding leader all year, embracing every challenge that has come her way. Angst was followed by Taylor Rasmussen, 28th, Alyssa Rauk, 30th, Josselyn Lindahl, 31st, Jocasta Adelsman, 37th, Jordyn Braaten, 45th, and Kaitlyn Champa, 65th. We were also very impressed with Alyssas race and finding her way in the top five varsity girls, pointed out Coach Northrop of the Panther seventh-grader, We did reach our team goal on both the guys and girls in the middle of the pack. Eighth-grader Skyler Jacobson paced ZMKW, placing third in 16:04 to earn HVL All Conference honors for the second straight year. Sophomore Callie Ryan placed 16th to also earn an all conference medal. Kellie Nordquist, placed 27th followed by, Maddie Patterson, 49th, Katie Bohn, 59th, Emma Schnieders, 60th and Emily Karl, 71st. Skyler turned in her best time of the season, and she continues to improve each meet out and is looking very strong. Callie ran a personal best of 16:50. On this course in September she ran 18:09, pointed out Coach Smith of the improvement. All of these kids on both the junior varsity and varsity team have shown so much improvement since August and even more since the 2012 season. Each of them seem to be peaking at the right time. Cassandra Voth set a new standard for Goodhue, running to a 21st place finish in 16:58 to earn HVL All Conference honors for the first time. She was followed by Madison Schafer, 54th, Mayra Monjaraz, 64th, Haley Hinrichs, 66th, Rachel Watson, 67th, Brooke Kehren, 72nd and Sydney McNamara, 73rd. Emi Trost of Cannon Falls dominated the girls meet with a winning time of 14:34. Pine Island and Goodhue will run in the Section 1A meet at Northern Hill Golf Course in Rochester on Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa/KenyonWanamingo will run in the Section 1AA meet at Brooktree Golf Course in Owatonna at 4 p.m.
Lake City 56 Lourdes 70, Stewartville 101, Cannon Falls 110, LaCrescent 142, Pine Island 149, Byron 150, ZumbrotaMazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo 154, Pine Island 159, Kasson-Mantorville 253, Goodhue 272, Hayfield 304 Medalist - Emi Trost, Cannon Falls, 14:34.1 3. Skyler Jacobson (ZMKW) 16:04.6; 16. Callie Ryan (ZMKW) 16:50.1; 21. Cassandra Voth (G) 16:58.3; 23. Adeline Angst (PI) 17:04.9; 27. Kellie Nordquist (ZMKW) 17:15.2; 28. Taylor Rassmussen (PI) 17:21.4; 30. Alyssa Rauk (PI) 17:23.2; 31. Josselyn Lindahl (PI) 17:24.5; 37, Jocasta Adelsman (PI) 17:43.5; 45. Jordyn Braaten (PI) 18:15.8; 49. Maddie Patterson (ZMKW) 18:35.7; 54. Madison Schafer (G) 18:42.9; 59. Katie Bohn (ZMKW) 18:52.4; 60. Emma Schnieders (ZMKW) 19:17; 64. Mayra Monjaraz (G) 19:44.1; 65. Kaitlyn Champa (PI) 20:03.4; 66. Haley Hinrichs (G) 20:13.8; 67. Rachel Watson (G) 20:28.3; 71. Emily Karl (ZMKW) 21:09.7; 72. Brooke Kehren (G) 21:16.3; 73. Sydney McNamara (G) 21:21.7.

Goodhues Ryan Alpers prepares to run around a Lourdes runner at the HVL cross country meet in Hayfield, Tuesday. Alpers led the Wildcats by placing 45th.

Pine Islands Hunter Kraling, left, and Adam Pleschourt run in front of Goodhues Derek Alpers, left, and Joel Gadient at the midway point of the HVL meet in Hayfield, Tuesday.

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen

The Goodhue cross country team from left, Rachel Watson, Sydney McNamara, Madison Schafer, Mayra Monjaraz, Haley Hinrichs and Brooke Kehren take off from the starting line at their first HVL Conference meet run in Hayfield, Tuesday. Goodhue placed 10th out of 11 teams.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingos Callie Ryan is sandwiched between Lourdes runners Elizabeth Bauer and Megan Lens near the finish at the HVL cross country meet. Ryan finished 16th to earn all conference honors

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few cows he liked and Rose was one of them. After more observing, the judge walked down line of cows and then tapped Rose and shook Frieses hand. She said, It was really exciting for me! Rose went on to beat the Junior and Senior Champions (which were a winter yearling and five-yearold cow) for Grand Champion of the show. Friese said, It was an amazing experience that I wasnt expecting. Since Rose won Grand Champion of the Holstein Junior Show, she had to compete in the Junior Supreme Champion which was held on Saturday. She didnt receive any higher awards, but it was an honor to be a part of the ceremony. In true style and pageantry, they placed a purple sash over her back and sprinkled glitter on her. They walked into the ring in the dark and then had a spotlight on them. Friese said, It was really cool to show off my champion cow in front of so many people. The ceremony was a perfect ending to their relationship, as Friese said goodbye to her champion. Rose was sold to a Canadian man. He showed Rose on Saturday in the open class show. She did very well in that show too, Friese said. She won third place in her class and also best udder. The two cows that beat her went on to win Intermediate and Reserve Intermediate Champion of the show. This time Friese was able to watch Rose from the sidelines. As for Jazz, she also did well. She won second place in the 125,000-pound cow class (meaning Jazz has produced that much milk in her lifetime). The cow was also named best udder in the competition. During her lifetime, Jazz


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Friese wins Grand Champion at World Dairy Expo

By Alicia Hunt-Welch WANAMINGO In the first week of October, Rachel Friese of Wanamingo traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, for the World Dairy Expo. The expo is a large show event with various vendors and companies promoting their agricultural products. Friese said, Its like a big party for dairy farmers! This was her first time attending the annual event, and she brought with her two of the finest cows from Rodash-View Holsteins: a senior three-year-old named Whittaker KK Goldie Rose and 11-year-old Rodash-View Durham Jazz to show in the 125,000-pound cow class. Cattle from all over the world were entered in the event. When the competition was complete, Friese and Rose had won Grand Champion of the International Junior Holstein Show. Friese decided to compete this year because it was the last opportunity for her to show as a junior member. She traveled to Madison with the Stransky family from Owatonna, another livestock show family. She said, The string of cattle that we took care of all week included 25 animals. My cousin Genavieve Knaup (who is five years old) and her dad Kyle also own part of Rose and he was there all week but was busy fitting cattle for other people. Kyle had bred Rose with Lee Whittaker and purchased her as a heifer; therefore, he was personally invested in her doing well. As show day arrived, Friese was tense. I was really excited but also very nervous. I am used to showing cows with my family but this time I was soloThis show is huge and you are lucky to stand at the top half of the class because all the cattle there are so nice. She prepared her cows and Kyle perfected them before she headed for the show ring. I walked into the coliseum and saw the purple shavings and all of the beautiful cows. I knew Rose was looking really good. She had eaten a lot that morning and her udder was full of milk.Although hopeful, Friese knew competition was be stiff. Some of the cows in Roses class were a great deal larger, and Friese knew they would be hard to beat. After stepping into the ring the nerves faded. It was just like any other show, She said. I was there to show my cow the best that I could. All was going well, until they rounded the first corner during presentation and Rose saw the door. Friese said, She started misbehaving as usual. I tried to calm her down and continued showing. They circled the ring a few times and then the judge selected Friese and her entry in for the first pull, a sign they being considered for awards. Now the pressure was on. Rose was anxious and Friese attempted to slow her down and get her legs set up. She kept sidestepping and messing up the line of cows, she said. The judge patiently waited for me to set her up again. Perhaps the extra attention Rose was demanding helped, because the spirited cow won in the three-year-old class! David and Becky Friese (Rachels parents and the owners of Rodash-View Holsteins), Kyle Knaup, and the rest of the Rose and Rachels supporters were cheering on the sidelines. After winning her class, Friese had a shot at Intermediate Champion. She was sent right back into the ring. The judge pulled out a

Rachel Friese, right, participated in the 2013 World Dairy Expo. Her entry, three-year-old Rose, won Grand Champion of the International Junior Holstein Show. On stage with the winners are Rachels parents, David and Becky Friese of Wanamingo.

has won several big honors, including the 2011 Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion, and she is a three-time big show winner of Supreme Champion that same year. Rodash-View Holsteins is lo-

cated two miles southwest of Wanamingo in Cherry Grove Township. The Friese farm milks 90 cows and raises their own heifers. They also farm about 350 acres of corn, alfalfa, and sorghum.

Rachel Friese, a former Goodhue County Dairy Princess, is currently at the University of Minnesota studying animal science with an emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine.

Pine Island


Goodhue County Sheriffs Office in Pine Island moves to City Hall

By Audra DePestel and Alice Duschanek-Myers PINE ISLAND On October 4, the Pine Island office of the Goodhue County Sheriffs Office was relocated from the north end of town to City Hall, 250 South Main Street, in Pine Island. The office is in the souteast corner of the building and the entrance is on the south side. The move offers a more central location for law enforcement deputies to respond to calls and be more visible and welcoming to the community. The move also saves money for the City of Pine Island. Goodhue County Sheriffs Office Sergeant Jason Johnson said the deputies will do most of their work from their squad cars. They will be in and out of the office, but can be in the office to meet with people. Arrestees will be transported by the squads directly to Red Wing. The sheriffs office in Pine Island has moved around the town over the years and now has now come full circle by making its way back to City Hall. In the early 1900s the jail was in the City Hall building in the same area now occupied by the sheriffs office. And from the early 1970s to the mid 1990s the office was also located in a small area in the back of City Hall.

Goodhue County Deputy Jordan Winberg has been serving the Pine Island community for two years. He said the move to City Hall has been very positive and that he feels the central location is more visible and convenient and offers a more welcoming atmosphere for the citizens of Pine Island.

Jared and Christie Zillgitt of Zumbrota were the grand prize winners of the 2013 Arctic Cat 400 4X4 ATV at the Covered Bridge Riders annual dinner and drawings on October 19.

Pine Island has contracted with the sheriffs office for police services since 1972. The mission of GCSO is to work together in a problem-solving relationship with communities, government agencies, private groups, and individuals to fight crime, reduce fear, maintain peace and order, and improve the quality of life for the people of Pine Island and all of Goodhue County. They accomplish this through core values of integrity,

Pine Island students attend We Day event

By Audra DePestel ST. PAUL Pine Island Middle and High School student representatives were among the18,000 students who attended the first We Day Minnesota on October 8 at the Xcel Energy Center. Eightyfive students were chosen by High School Principal Kevin Cardille and staff to take part. We Day is described as the movement of our time, empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative called We Act, which offers curricular resources, campaigns and materials to help turn the days inspirations into sustainable activation. We Day speak-

professionalism, reverence for the law, and a vision for a better tomorrow. Currently, Pine Island has four deputies working nine-hour shifts, with 24-hour coverage, seven days a week. The GCSO stated that it is important for people to realize that police protection is more than just patrolling to catch someone in the act. True policing means involvement in the community and determining the problems and needs of the community. For an emergency in Pine Island, dial 911. To speak to a deputy about a non-emergency, phone the Pine Island office directly at (507) 356-4070 (if a deputy is in the office or to leave a message), or call the sheriffs dispatcher at 1ers and performers included Gov- 800-482-5903 or 651-385-3155 ernor Mark Dayton; State Educa- and ask to have a deputy contact tion Commissioner Brenda you. Cassellius; musicians Demi Lovato, the Jonas Brothers, and Carly Rae Jepsen; humanitarian Barbara Pierce Bush; the Minnesota Vikings; human rights advocate Martin Luther King III; and international activists and Free The Children co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger. The representatives from Pine Island School for We Day also will be expected to be leaders and participants in service activities at Pine Island High School throughout the winter such as Toys for Tots and care packages for soldiers.

Covered Bridge Riders hold annual dinner and drawings

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA Each October, the Covered Bridge Riders Snowmobile Club sponsors its annual dinner, drawings, and music. The event is the clubs major fundraiser for the year and helps cover operational expenses for the organization and maintaining area trails. This years event was held Saturday evening, October 19 at StaryYerka VFW Post 5727. A chicken dinner was catered by Bonnie Greseth followed by live music in the bar by JT Thompson. A maximum of 400 tickets are sold by members. The donation for each ticket includes dinner for two with winners drawn for the grand prize and cash prizes during the event. The grand prize this year was a 2013 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV. Prizes awarded were: ATV Jared Zillgitt, Zumbrota $500 Bikeman (business), Wyoming, MN $100 Peg Page of Mazeppa, Mike Alme of West Concord, Craig Ritter of Pine Island, and Lana Huemann of Zumbrota Snowmobile Club members are responsible for maintaining and grooming over 60 miles of trails in Goodhue County. On Saturday, October 26, club members will be cleaning up the 4.5-mile southern section of the Goodhue Pioneer Trail that runs north from the Zumbrota Covered Bridge Park. Community members who walk, run, and bike the trail are welcome to assist with the cleanup that begins at 8:30 a.m. Later this fall, when crops are harvested, club members will be installing temporary bridges and safety signs along the remaining miles of trails in preparation for the snowmobiling season. Club President Ross Matthees said that in addition to the approximately 60 local members and their families, snowmobile enthusiasts from other areas of southeastern Minnesota and northern Iowa use the trails throughout the winter. The snowmobilers appreciate the support they receive from the landowners who allow them to maintain the trails across their land as well as the businesses in the region where they stop for meals and to refuel. The Minnesota DNR snowmobile safety training course for youth and young adults is offered in Zumbrota each year with registration taking place in December. The course is conducted by volunteer snowmobile safety instructors in cooperation with conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources. Anyone with questions about the training program may contact Kory or Tara Matthees. For information on membership, a map of area trails and trail conditions, visit the www.covered




Wheelage tax will be used to maintain Goodhue County roads

By Paul Martin RED WING At its October 15 meeting, the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners heard from Greg Isakson, Director of Public Works, on how his department proposes to use revenue from the wheelage tax. The new tax will be a flat tax of $10 per year on every vehicle registered in the county. It was authorized by the GOODHUE Due to the generous support of fundraising efforts, Goodhue state legislature in its 2013 sesFire & Rescue was able to purchase a new 2014 Ranger for wildland sion. Unlike the gas tax, all revfires and rescue.

New Ranger for Goodhue Fire & Rescue

enue will go to the county for local use. The state will collect it when the vehicle is licensed, then transmit it monthly to the county in which the vehicle is registered (even if the owner uses an office in another county). It will not apply to motorcycles, mopeds, trailers, or semi-trailers. It is expected to raise about $463,000 in Goodhue County in 2014. Public Works is faced with heavy road maintenance expenses in the next few years. Many county roads were improved and blacktopped 40 to 50 years ago, and are nearing the end of their useful life. $9 million was bonded for these roads, but a big slice of that money is now needed to pay the countys share of several big projects: the Hwy 52/24 interchange at the south end of Cannon Falls, the new Hwy 24 relief road for the town, the Hwy 52/County Road 9 interchange, and new roads at the north end of Zumbrota.

Goodhue class of 73 celebrates 40-year reunion

GOODHUE The Goodhue High School class of 1973 met at Roy and Judy Lodermeiers on Sunday, September 29 to celebrate its 40-year class reunion. First row: Tim McNamara, Rick Buck, Dean Albers, Jerry Benrud, Diane Reese, Kathy (Diercks) Warren, and Keith Nardinger; second row: Kevin Voth, Mike Mann, Dave Diercks, Becky (Lunde) Holst, Teresa Buck, Sue (Lexvold) Diercks, Marva (Dahling) Platte, and Irene (Kehren) Rehmer; third row: Dan Anderson, Larry Reese, Mary (Raasch) Pierson, Roy Lodermeier, John Huneke, Dana Frederixon, Kenny Ryan, Dale McNamara, Ellie (Majerus) Huneke, and Rod Nardinger; fourth row: Roxanne (Engelby) Bang, Karen (Benidt) Bergrund, Nancy (Meyer) Kohrs, Amy (Dicke) Gadient, Janet (Reese) Burfeind, Rose (Lodermeier) Benson, Marcia (Vieths) Clemens, Barb (Majerus) McNamara, Kathy (Kyllo) Hadler, Doug Ryan, Kevin OConnor, and Mary (Gorman) Reinhardt.

tion (MnDOT) program that will make $300 million available for improvements to major highways in the state, such as Hwy 52. We were only given a few days notice of the date to apply for 2014 funds under this program, he said. Even if we dont get approval, applying would set us in line for 2015. Our next priority is a northern bridge over Hwy 52 in Cannon Falls near the Cannonball, but MnDOT has no interest until they see a real need for it. If and when there is real traffic growth in the area, I believe they will fund it. Isakson said the best chance to get funds is through a joint application with Dakota and Olmsted Counties. He advised supporting Dakota County, who are well on the way with plans for improvements to the dangerous Hwy 52/ 86 junction just north of Cannon Falls. They were planning surface improvements, he said, but when they saw how unpopular that Sealcoating adds years sort of work was when proposed to road life for the CR 9 junction, they deIsakson shared a schedule for cided to go for an overpass insealcoating roads, especially ten stead. years after a major reconstruction. Roadwork wishlists The process only costs about Commissioner Rich Samuelson $25,000 per mile, but adds years agreed that Hwy 86 has to be the to road life. If you have a house first priority, in view of the rewith wood walls, you need to make peated accidents there. He said, sure you keep it painted, said After that, the Hwy 52/14 juncIsakson. Sealcoating works the tion will become a priority. Once same way with roads. the lights are removed, the conThe board agreed this was the stant flow of traffic will make it best use for the wheelage tax rev- much harder to cross Hwy 52. enue. Board Chair Dan Rechtzigel Commissioner Jim Bryant said said, These are user fees that come work is also needed on the Hwy from all over the county. This pro- 52/57/8 junction near Hader, and gram applies them to roads all over on a Hwy 52 bridge for Hwy 68 the county. north of Zumbrota. State program may pay Isakson responded, Again, for new Hwy 52 work MNDot will need to see proof of Isakson then turned to a Minne- real problems before those projects sota Department of Transporta-

become a priority for them.

New county website

The county approved spending an initial $39,600, plus about $6,000 per year, for a much improved and up-to-date county website. IT Director Randy Johnson spoke of the many advantages the new website will bring. The county will no longer need an intranet as well, and editing content will be much easier. The public will find a much easier to use home page, with quick access to all content. Extra bandwidth will mean any meeting can be shown live, and archived for viewing up to two years later. There will also be a translator function.
Grant applications for Cannon Valley Trail, County Park


September 11 4:05 a.m. Kwik Trip reported that an occupied vehicle was in the parking lot facing south watching the Subway and Dairy Queen building. They were concerned about burglars with recent robbery attempts at Subway. 9:08 a.m. A female was having severe knee pain. 1:04 p.m. A driver was warned for going the wrong way out of Alco. 6:03 p.m. A male reported that his mini storage unit was broken into and tools were missing. 7:02 p.m. A combination lock that gave access to a group of restaurants, businesses, and residences, had been damaged within the last three hours. 8:07 p.m. A female reported that her sons friend came to the house sometime since last Saturday and took her box of checkbooks, which also contained some cash. September 12 12:03 a.m. Kids were screaming behind a residence. 2:48 a.m. A business had an open door. 10:27 a.m. A female passed out in a back yard and was not alert. 1:04 p.m. A couple of bikes were found at a car wash. 3:53 p.m. A female reported that she was receiving phone calls from a male who is her daughters boyfriend. 5:21 p.m. A male reported that a pickup with dual exhaust followed his eight-year-old daughter and nine-yearold neighbor on 18th Street after they got off the bus. 6:14 p.m. A female called and said her grandson was missing and had left a suicide note and that there were weapons in the house. September 13 3:10 a.m. An officer assisted with a female who was having chest pains and was transported. 9:33 a.m. A female reported that a person had called up her son and threatened to bash his head in. 10:31 a.m. Bank of Zumbrota reported a fraud case occurring in California. 11:58 a.m. An officer assisted the Rochester Police Department with a warrant arrest on a male who was a suspect in an attempted homicide in Rochester. 12:20 p.m. A female wanted a welfare check done on her children. 7:40 p.m. A Yellow Lab was found and returned to its owner. 9:22 p.m. A vehicle was crossing the center and fog line and going varying speeds from mid-40s to 70s. September 14 11:58 a.m. An accident was reported with no injuries. 5:36 p.m. A group of juveniles reported that a male took a corner too hard and lost several items on the road. The male returned to pick them up. He had an expired drivers license and no drivers license in his possession. September 15 10:27 a.m. An officer took two dogs to be impounded at the vet clinic. They had no collars or tags. 10:59 a.m. A driver was given a verbal warning for speeding. 4:43 p.m. A male reported that a person was pushing a bike on northbound Highway 52 and he was concerned for his safety. 7:34 p.m. A female reported that there were people fighting in the yard. September 16 10:42 a.m. A semi tractor trailer pulled into an alley and tapped an Xcel Energy pole. Xcel Energy was on the scene as a fuse had pulled loose. 6:54 p.m. A female reported that her brother-in-law was on their property and they do not want him there. He is homeless and looking for a place to stay and is possibly under the influence. September 17 12:06 p.m. Alco reported that a male and female were in the store shoplifting. They left and are at McDonalds. The female headed into a cornfield. Their backpack had stolen items in it. 4:51 p.m. A female reported that there were fraudulent charges on her credit card. She received a call from her credit card company of numerous charged. September 18 11:15 a.m. A male requested that an officer accompany him while he picked up his daughters. 12:10 p.m. A person was having an asthma attack. 3:23 p.m. A male reported that his wifes car had been backed into. She was not on the scene as she had to catch a flight. 7:22 p.m. A driver was warned for speeding. 8:05 p.m. A driver was warned for speeding. 8:29 p.m. A semi and a vehicle were involved in an accident with unknown injuries.

The board agreed to support two grant applications for State Legacy Fund money. Cannon Valley Trail staff want a grant to build two solar-powered drinking fountains in areas that have no power supply. One would be halfway between Red Wing and Welch, the other halfway between Welch and Cannon Falls. Isakson said the parks board wants to build a trail to a viewpoint on the cliffs at the west end of the County Park. The county failed to get on the 2013 grant program, but will try again in 2014. The board declined to fund part of the estimated $500,000 cost, although this would have increased chances of success. In answer to commissioners concerns about cliff jumpers, Isakson said the proposed trail area is some distance to the east of the area used for diving, which is outside county property. He also agreed that this is not the right time to be spending county dollars on a trail, as discussions with Dakota County about an enhanced regional park continue. Lastly, Isakson reported that progress on the new trail bridge just below the dam is unclear. I keep asking when they are going to build. They keep assuring me it will happen, and they are just working on final details.
11:45 p.m. A driver was cited for speeding. September 19 1:02 a.m. A vehicle was parked in the park with belongings on the roof of the vehicle. A male was inside sleeping. 7:34 a.m. A female would like to have a welfare check on her mother. She was not answering her phone. 4:47 p.m. Hub Food Center reported receiving bad checks from a Pine Island woman and a Zumbro Falls woman. 6 p.m. An officer was at ZM Schools for transportation night showing his squad car and equipment. 6:23 p.m. A female reported that two males were selling fruit from California and she wanted to know if they had valid permits. The parties stated that they did not have a permit to sell fruit and they were advised to stop selling fruit until a permit was issued. 8:22 p.m. A male reported that a pickup was all over the road and crossing both the center line and fog line at various speeds.

New members of the Aspelund Ever Readies are Svea Goldsmith, Solveigh Goldsmith, Matt Scheffler, Hanna Gudknecht, and Ella Kelm. Not pictured: Luke Huseth.

Ever Readies elect officers and introduce new members

Submitted by Owen Scheffler The Aspelund Ever Readies 4H club held their monthly meeting on Sunday October 13, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. at Holden Park. Members enjoyed a tailgate-themed potluck party. New officers were installed and new members were welcomed and introduced. See the photos for names. We talked about the meeting schedule, the club budget and raising money for the county 4-H program. Members also signed up for committees. Members were encouraged to turn in project records for county judging on November 7. Our next meeting will be held on Sunday November 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Aspelund Church. Members are asked to bring a Christmas gift bag and a pair of socks. If you are interested in joining our club please contact the Goodhue County Extension Office at 651-385-3100.


4:54 a.m. A speeding ticket was By Alicia Hunt-Welch The following information was issued near Hader. 8:33 a.m. A deputy checked on provided by the Goodhue County loose cattle on the 6470 block of Cty Sheriffs Office. October 1 4:41 a.m. A citation was issued for driving after revocation and speeding near Hwy 60 and 135th Ave in Minneola Township. 6:50 a.m. Medical assistance was requested on Sherwood Trl. 12:40 p.m. A deputy assisted with a juvenile matter involving an apprehension order in Wanamingo Township. October 2 9:28 a.m. A minibike valued at $150 was taken from the 40300 block of Cty 8 near Hader during the overnight hours. 9:36 p.m. A brown Lab with an orange collar was struck by a vehicle near Hwy 60 and 145th Ave in Minneola Township. Very little damage was reported on the car. October 3 3:46 p.m. A stray yellow Lab was reported on Beverly St. The owner was contacted. October 4 7:29 p.m. A citation for expired registration and no proof of insurance was issued near Hwy 60 and Hwy 57. October 5 6:29 a.m. Medical assistance was requested on High Ave. 11:30 p.m. An unsecured door was discovered at Zumbro Valley Landscaping. The building was checked and the door was secured. October 6 12:07 a.m. An open door was found at Concast. The building was checked and the door was secured. 1:54 a.m. A deputy assisted Dodge County authorities with a traffic stop near 520th St and 70th Ave in Cherry Grove Township.

Busy Bees make window display for National 4-H Week

New Aspelund Ever Readies officers are, front row: Owen Scheffler (reporter), Cal Luebke (council representative alternate); back row: Marcus Irrthum (vice-president and council representative), Brittney Flom (secretary), Kailee Berquam (president), and Eric Hokanson (treasurer). ZUMBROTA Members of the Zumbrota Busy Bees 4-H club, Kayla Gilberton, Cole Gilbertston, Gretta Anderson, and Allyse Widholm, put together a window display for National 4-H Week, October 6-12, at Timms Custom Woodworking Shop on Main Street in Zumbrota. Not pictured: Neva Anderson and Leah Widholm. The Busy Bees meet every third Monday of each month at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 1549 East Avenue. Cloverbuds (kindergarten through third grade) meet at 6:30 p.m. for some fun and the regular meeting starts at 7:15 p.m. for those who are older (up to one year past high school). The meeting this month is on Monday, October 21. Theyd love to see you there!

12 in Cherry Grove Township. 1:16 p.m. A violation of a restraining order was reported on 4th St E. No violation was found. 8:51 p.m. A vehicle was partially blocking the road near Hwy 52 and Cty 50 in Minneola Township and two men in dark clothing were walking from the vehicle. The state patrol handled the incident. 10:34 p.m. A deputy helped locate a juvenile who had left home. The subject was found and returned. 11:12 p.m. A deputy attended to civil matters on Main St. October 7 2:04 p.m. A 911 hang-up call was received from the 42300 block of 135th Ave in Minneola Township. It was determined to be phone problems and the service provider would be contacted. 11:54 p.m. A deputy checked on the occupants of two vehicles at the car wash on 3rd Ave. They were identified as the owners. October 8 5:06 p.m. A female on Hillcrest Manor Ave locked her 15-month-old in the van. The Kenyon Police assisted and unlocked the vehicle without incident. October 9 10:15 p.m. A juvenile had not been seen all day. The subject was found and returned home. October 10 3:40 a.m. A barking dog complaint was reported on 3rd Ave. The area was checked, and it was quiet. 6:21 p.m. A deputy checked on the welfare of an individual on the 11700 block of 415th St in Wanamingo Township. The person appeared to be fine.



Cougar Care celebrates Lights On Afterschool

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA On Wednesday afternoon, October 16, ZumbrotaMazeppa students enrolled in Cougar Care participated in a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs. The annual event, Lights On Afterschool, was expected to attract one million Americans to 8,000 events across the country. The celebration was just one of several efforts promoted by the Afterschool Alliance, a national organization established in 2000 and dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The local event included the children coloring and decorating pictures of light bulbs that were then posted on the hallways of the Early Education Building, home to Cougar Care and Bright Beginnings. The children and staff all gathered at 4:00 p.m. for a group picture. As parents arrived to pick up their children, cookies were distributed to the children and to the adults in celebration. Michele Hatleli, program director/childcare coordinator for Bright Beginnings and Cougar Care programs, said this marks the third year Cougar Care has participated in Lights On Afterschool. Additional information about the Afterschool Alliance can be found at http://www.afterschoolalliance. org/ Erin Huneke, Cougar Care lead teacher, said 135 children are enrolled in Cougar Care with approximately 70-80 children participating each day. The program

On Wednesday, October 16, Cougar Care participated in a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs. The event, Lights On Afterschool, was dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs. Sitting, front row: Kaila Huneke, Ben Helfer, Avery Crosby, James Eickhoff; sitting, second row: Aaron Miller, Gavin Hostager, Evan Kutschied, Tristan Lohmann, Logan Vath, Evan Stimets, Lydia Hatleli; sitting, third row: Tommy Helfer, Ava Schumacher, Jadyn Flynn, Ivy Baldauf, Ella Chandler, Kyla Hansen, Sydney Preston, Logan Vath, Vivian Hatlevig, Molly Grobe, Emma Hatleli, Emma Flotterud (high school assistant); kneeling, fourth row: Monica Dohrn (para), Gage Goranson, Sommer Post, Taitum Shane, Cole Lohmann, Alexandra Ebertowski, Rachel Krinke, Dalton

OReilly, Ryan Stimets, Laiken Copeman, Carter Christopherson, Arianna Rivas, Kate Hart, Jordan Schliep; standing, fifth row: Aaron Cruz, Carson Lobatos, Ethan Miller, Noah Ebertowski, Autumn Reese, Maggie Nelson, Adde Kennedy, Lydia Hessenius, Mia Baldauf, Mitchell Olson, Jent Beyer, Anders Hellyer, Alyssa Stehr (high school assistant), Angie Tutewohl (teacher assistant), Courtney Hammes (para/teacher assistant); standing, sixth row: Jackie Sorensen (high school assistant), Austin Walstad (teacher assistant/para), Caden Stumpf, Joey Schreyer, Kye Copeman, Peighton Buck, Hailey Schliep, Chase Jervis, Drew Christopherson, Conner Preston, Stanley Hinchley, Emma Nelson, Emma Jervis, Tucker Buck, Rylee Nelson, Lucas Mann, Erin Huneke (lead after-school teacher), Blake Lerum (high school assistant).

is also open days that school is not in session (such as October 17-18 during the Education Minnesota Professional Conference). On early release days, students have the opportunity to go to the Zumbrota Public Library for planned activities. Field trips are also scheduled during the year such as at-

tending the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on October 17 in Rochester. A typical afterschool day includes a snack followed by the choice to be indoors or go outside. Indoor options include working on crafts where there are three different stations to choose from.

Zumbrota will apply for grant for Goodhue Pioneer Trailhead and Visitors Center
By Tara Chapa ZUMBROTA On October 17, The Zumbrota City Council approved applying to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a Parks and Trails Legacy Grant for the construction of a trailhead and visitors center on or near the recently acquired Kalass property by the Covered Bridge Park. This grant was applied for last year but was not approved. The grant application is for $100,000 to construct a picnic shelter with bathrooms, a drinking fountain, and trail/visitor information. Based on a recommendation from the trailhead subcommittee, the Zumbrota Economic Development Authority has contracted with Oertel Architects of St. Paul to develop a master site plan for the area and facility. The Zumbrota Community Trust agreed to cover the cost of the architect. Oertel Architects has been recognized for constructing key developments across Minnesota as well as adjoining states. Currently, they are working on an environment center in Washington County that would be used for collection, recycling, and reuse of household hazardous waste and miscellaneous materials.
Covered Bridge Park sprinkling and surveillance system project

The sprinkler and surveillance system project for the Covered Bridge Park is moving forward. The project is to be funded through a Federal Highway Administra-

Zumbrota-Mazeppa students will perform in HVL Honor Band and Choir Concert

A homework room is available with a high school student there to assist students who want to get their schoolwork done before going home. On rainy days, the computer lab and gymnasium in the school are options. Various clubs are offered during the year where students focus on activities as diverse as Legos, duct tape, and cooking, with each club running three to four weeks and an activity once a week. Outdoor games focus on group participation with different types tion grant that will cover 80% of of ball games or jump rope activithe cost up to $40,000. The entire cost of the project is estimated at $50,000; therefore, the city will be responsible for the remaining $10,000. Because this is technically a Minnesota Department of Trans- By Tara Chapa portation (MnDOT) project, ZumZUMBROTA Mayor Rich brota must enter into agreement Bauer and Councilman Dale with them to administer the grant Hinderaker reviewed a pay study monies. The project has gone out of city employees at the October to bid. Community Development 17 Zumbrota City Council meetDirector Dan King said the city ing. Trusight, a human resources should know within a few weeks and employers association comall responses to the bid as well as pany out of Plymouth, put together actual costs. a pay study based on current ZumThe council approved being re- brota city employees pay rates sponsible for 20% of the entire (minimum to maximum) and comcost as well as entering into agree- pared them to eleven surrounding ment with MnDOT. cities. The study found that Zumbrota employees are being paid slightly less than employees in comparable communities in the area. Trusight recommended a draft pay structure that is designed to provide a linear pay-line that is compliant with pay equity and that moves top jobs (management) slightly closer to peer organizations. They also recommended, at a future date, that Zumbrota make an adjustment to top grade position wages because it will be necessary to attract and retain qualified management job candidates. Mayor Bauer proposed a two percent cost of living adjustment, defined as increase, while also increasing all salaries by 0.95% in an effort to put them more in line with the Trusight pay study. Currently, Zumbrota pays out $852,069 annually. With Bauers proposed increases, the 2014 payroll costs would go up to $888,851, in 2015 they would be $903,747, in 2016 $930,408, and in 2017 $957,855. In previous years, Bauer said it was voted to increase wages straight across the board by $0.62 rather than an actual pay grid. No decisions were made as council requires further discussion.
Cost of financial software and server increase

ties allowing the children to spend their free time with friends. Hatleli said the goal for Cougar Care and similar afterschool programs is to provide a place that is safe, nurturing, and fun for children who have parents who are working at the end of the school day. In the three years that Hatleli has worked at Cougar Care the program has grown each year. When Hatleli and Huneke were asked why they think it continues to grow, Huneke responded, It is very convenient, with Hatleli adding, Word of mouth. She also

noted that high school and college students are hired to help with the program. The younger children look up to them as mentors. Cougar Care is a year-round program. Currently there are eight adults, part-time and full-time, working as teachers, assistants and coordinator. Additional high school students work with the program. For more information, email or call 732-4650 or visit the Community Education website http:// clientgenie.cgi

Zumbrota city employees earn slightly less than those in surrounding communities
ues, theyll have it documented.
Upcoming school referendum

Pete Hinrichs of the ZumbrotaMazeppa School Board briefly talked about the November 5 school referendum vote. The referendum is asking for $350 per student for the next ten years. Hinrichs said he knows that the council is familiar with the referendum due to the recent news articles and letters to the editor about it. Mayor Rich Bauer said he is proud of ZM Schools as they are always ranked at the very top when compared to other schools in the area.
Sewer and water budget

cost, as agreed upon in the initial development agreement for the Highlands Development. The amount proposed to be assessed is $109,000 for ten years at a 3.7% interest rate. In order to complete the assessment for the project, city needs to declare the cost to be assessed and set a public hearing. The public hearing will be held November 7 at 6 p.m.

ZM ISD 2805
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2805 ZUMBROTA-MAZEPPA PUBLIC SCHOOLS MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 7:00 P.M. ZMHS MEDIA CENTER ZUMBROTA, MINNESOTA I. Call Meeting to Order (Action) II. Recite Pledge of Allegiance III. Adopt Agenda (Action) IV. Communications V. Reports VI. Old Business VII. Patron Input VIII. New Business a. Adopt the Consent Agenda (Action) b. Personnel (Action) c. 2012-13 School Audit (Action) d. Assurance of Compliance (Action) e. Special Meeting to Canvass Election Results (Action) f. Policy Change IX. Board Comments and Reports X. Pertinent Dates XI. Future Agenda Items XII. Adjourn (Action)

The 2013 sewer and water budget had monthly increases in residential use of 5 cents in water and 15 cents in sewer. The base rate for both enterprises went up from $7.25 to $7.50 and the infrastructure fee remained the same at $9. The infrastructure fee has not been increased since it was established in 2006. At a previous budget meeting, the council proposed increasing the infrastructure fee to $11 in 2014. Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is on a separate sewer billing system and the city council has been increasing their sewer rate at double the residential rate to get all users paying the same amount per 1,000 gallons. Their increase was 30 cents a gallon this year. If this continues, the users will match rates in 2015. A comparison of residential sewer bills for 2013 and 2014: per 1,000 gallons, $29.02 (2013), $31.22 (2014); per 5,000 gallons, $46.98 (2013), $49.98 (2014); and per 10,000 gallons, $69.43 (2013), $73.43 (2014).
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KASSON The annual HVL Honor Band and Choir concert will be at Kasson-Mantorville High School on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. HVL Honor Band members from Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School are, front row: Rachel Mensink, Justine Weber, and Emma Gunhus; middle row: Craig Banks, Jacob Tschann, and Brady Hinrichs; back row: Paul Dahlen and Nathan Debner. The band will be directed by Joan deAlbuquerque and will play Overture for Winds by Charles Carter, Elegy for Albinoni by Shelley Hanson, Washington Post March by John Philip Sousa, In the Forest of the King by Pierre LaPlante, and Heavens Light by Steven Reineke.

HVL Honor Choir members from ZMHS are, front row: Caliegh Avery, Amber Brown, Sophie Holm, and Laura Schueler; back row: Cody Tabor, Torger Jystad, Ryan Bennett, and Dillon Downes. The choir will be under the direction of Bruce Phelps who will lead the songs Sinner Man by David Eddleman, The May Night by Johannes Brahms, The Awakening by Joseph M. Martin, Cornerstone by Shawn Kirchner, and Johnny Said, No! by Vijay Singh.

After some questioning from Councilman Brad Drenckhahn, the council approved to an addendum to the recently approved cost to purchase a new financial software package and a new server. Pete Cornell of Cornell Computers informed the city of the price increase of the recently ordered server. The total cost of the change is $1,548 but Cornell Computers will absorb $588 of the increase leaving the city responsible for $960. In a memo to the council, Kim Simonson, the city accountant, said these changes are necessary to provide a stable platform to support data for the next six to eight years. Drenckhahn questioned the need for the increase, saying that this issue should have been addressed when originally quoted for the cost of the upgrade. Drenckhahn said he would approve the increased cost if the city would add this to Cornell Computers file for future reference. He said if this habit of adding additional costs contin-

The 435th Street Project is near completion except for the bituminous paving. Bituminous pavement is ground or milled into small particles. The asphalt millings are blended with a small amount of asphalt emulsion, paved and compacted, allowed to cure for seven to ten days, and then overlaid with asphalt. The total cost of the project is estimated at $317,316. The city is responsible for 50% of the total

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domestic animals on the farm. See the food these animals eat as the naturalist feeds. Take a step back Senior Dining in history as we go explore the old Reservations are required by farmhouse and learn about the farm calling 24 hours ahead at each of machinery. the nutrition sites. Questions, call Clarissa Josselyn In the Pine Island area, meals at 507-775-2451. are served at the Pine Island Senior Center; Zumbrota area, Zum- 55+ Driver Improvement brota Towers; Wanamingo, HeriThe Minnesota Highway Safety tage Hills Apartments. Center will offer the four-hour If you have questions, call 507- refresher course on Tuesday, Oc824-2995, 356-2228 or the SEM- tober 29, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at KenyonCAC kitchen at 732-5086 Wanamingo Middle/High School, October 24-30 400 6th Street, Kenyon. For more Thursday: Spaghetti and meat information or to register, visit sauce, carrots, coleslaw, garlic or call toast, fruit 1-888-234-1294. Friday: Hamburger on bun (alt: brat on bun), sauerkraut or onion, spring salad, calico beans, apple Seasons Hospice pie All groups are held at the CenMonday: Hawaiian chicken, ter for Grief Education and Supconfetti rice, peas, kidney bean port, Seasons Hospice, 1696 salad, frozen yogurt Greenview Dr. SW. For details: Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed 507-285-1930 or shbp@season potatoes, peas, carrots, and cauli- flower, beet pickles, pears in caramel sauce Wednesday: Ham (alt: sliced roast turkey), boiled potato, carrots, seven-layer salad, dinner roll, Community Library The Goodhue School Library, lemon bar in conjunction with SELCO and Goodhue County, is open to the Chester Woods Park Contact Celeste Lewis at 507- community on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-7 p.m. when 287-2624 for program details. school is in session. The library is equipped with interlibrary loan Oxbow Park service, which means if the library Farm Life, Saturday, October does not have a book you want, 26, 1 p.m. Learn the purpose of


that book can be there in two days.

PI students Scare Hunger History Center

Pine Island Student Council members will scare hunger by trick-or-treating for canned goods for the food shelf on Thursday, October 31. The members will be out from 6-8 p.m. If you would like to donate, have your items at the door. The Pine Island Area History Center is located at 314 North Main Street. Open hours are Sundays from 1-3:30 p.m. and Mondays from 8-11 a.m. or by appointment. To contact the History Center go to or call 507-356-2802.

Historical Society

Questions? Contact the Goodhue County Extension Office at 800385-3101.


The Goodhue Area Historical Society is closed for the season until June 1 when regular hours resume. If you want to arrange a visit in the meantime call Ardis Henrichs, 651-923-4629; Marie Strusz, 651-923-4302; Ray McNamara, 651-923-5117; or Roy Caregiver Support Group Buck, 651-923-4388. Visit good The group meets Monday, for information tober 28, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul KW Board Meetings about the historical society. Lutheran Church. Respite is availThe On Monday, October 28 able upon request. Call the Pine Island Area Home Services at 356- the Kenyon-Wanamingo School Board will conduct three meet2999 for more information. ings. Two public information meetings will be held regarding Area History Center Cancer Support Group the upcoming levy referendum The Oronoco Area History CenThe group meets on Thursday, ter is open to visitors in the City October 24, at 9 a.m. at St. Paul special election. At 6 p.m. information will be presented at the Building every second Saturday Lutheran Church. elementary school media center from 10 a.m.-noon. Contact us at in Wanamingo. The 7:15 p.m. inOAHC, 54 Blakely Ct. NW or formation will be presented at call 507-367-4320. You may also Tops #1280 visit our web page at oronocoarea PI Tops #1280 meets every Kenyon at the school media Monday night at St. Paul Luth- ter. The regular KW Board meeteran Church. Weigh-in is at 5:15 ing will begin at 8 p.m. in the and meeting time is 6 p.m. Every- middle/high school media center one welcome. Questions call 356- conference room in Kenyon. Items on the agenda include personnel, 8596 or 356-8990. a referendum update, the accepPine Haven Halloween tance of donations, and commitTrick-or-treators are welcome Toastmasters Meeting tee and administrative reports. at Pine Haven Care Center on The Pine Island Toastmasters Thursday, October 31, from 4-7 meet at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at St. Anyone wishing to address the p.m. The residents love to see them! Paul Lutheran Church. They do board may do so at the beginning Trick-or-treators will follow a not meet on holiday weekends: of the meeting. pumpkin path, receive candy along Christmas, New Years, Easter, the way, and at the end they will Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor receive a bag of goodies! Day or Thanksgiving.

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.



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).


Tops Meeting
Zumbrota Tops #563 meets every Monday night at Our Saviours Lutheran Church. Weigh-in time is changed to 5:30 p.m. and meeting time to 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Questions call 732-7459 or 732-4766.


Zumbrota Towers Events

Community events at Zumbrota Towers: Thurs., Oct. 24, 10:15 a.m. Exercises; Mon., Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m. Cribbage and Games; Tues., Oct. 29, 10:15 a.m. Exercises.

Community Band Practice

The Zumbrota Community Band practices on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School music room. Volunteer musicians are welcome.

Rod Grams 1948-2013
esotas sixth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served one term (1993-95) before being elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served one term (1995-2001). Subsequently, he went back into the private sector, and in 2004 he bought three radio stations in Little Falls and re-kindled his broadcasting career. Rod is survived by his wife, Christine Grams of Crown (daughter of Sonia Gunhus of Zumbrota); daughters, Michelle (Greg) Bauer of Ramsey, Tammy (John) Roberts of Big Lake, Rhiannon (Keith) Kiffmeyer of Zimmerman; son, Morgan Grams of Ramsey; mother, Audrey Grams of Crown; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two step grandchildren; sisters, Linda Jones of Cambridge, Pam (Bill) Goodrich of Champlin, Lana (Assad) Awaijane of Fridley, Sheila Decker of Andover, Patty Nichols of Sartell, Barb (Tom) Vogtlin of Crown; brother, Greg (Cheryl) Grams of Isanti; halfbrother Michael (Lyubov) Grams of Osseo, half-sister Andrea (John) Craft of St. Michael; former wife Laurel Grams of Ramsey; and numerous relatives, colleagues, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Morgan, brother Gary, and grandson Blake. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 15, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Crown with Reverends Jacob Dandy, Dennis Heiden and Richard Kunst officiating. Vocalists were Emma, Maggie and Claudia Rose Gunhus. Pianist was Penny Hammer. Bagpiper was Kent Kaiser. Pallbearers were Daryl, Harry, and Danny Grams, Bill Goodrich, Tom Vogtlin and Assad Awaijane. Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Crown Christian Day School. Online condolences at www.

Addy Kramer 1929-2013

in Pine Island and rented the farm house to her granddaughter Jenna, fulfilling one of Addys longtime dreams. For forty five years, Addy decorated cakes for weddings, graduations, birthdays and other special events. Addy was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island and the Cancer Survival Group, serving as a supportive member of the group. Addy was a 41-year survivor of breast cancer. She enjoyed bowling, playing Bingo, traveling on bus tours, watching the birds at her feeders and going to the casinos. Addy is survived by her children, Gary (Carol) Kramer, Glenda (Jeff) Dohrmann, Gerri (Joe) Heimberg and Ken (Vicky) Kramer, all of Pine Island; fifteen grandchildren; 27-1/2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Nancy) Naatz of Mantorville and Kenneth (Marie) Naatz of Hobbs, New Mexico; half-brother, Harold (Jan) Naatz of Austin and three halfsisters. Addy loved her family dearly. Addy was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Darroll; two infant daughters, Sandra and Mary; her parents, Adele and Harry; and sister and brother-inlaw, Caroline and Melvin Hanson. A funeral service will be on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island with Pastors Kip Groettum and John Torris Lohre co-officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Saint Paul Lutheran Church or Seasons Hospice.

Legion Post 183

American Legion Post 183 meets Thursday, October 24, at 6 p.m. at the Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727.

State Theatre
Two movies this weekend: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, rated R, on Friday, October 25, 7 p.m. Costumes encouraged. Ghostbusters, rated PG, on Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m. There will be a Halloween costume contest. The State Theatre is at 96 East 4th Street in Zumbrota. For information visit call 507272-1129.

VFW Meeting
The VFW meets Thursday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727.

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

Odell Portz, Susan Farnham exhibit, Oct. 1-31. Mosaic Madness, Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 27, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kevin Kling with Simone Perrin performance, Saturday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. Yoga, Tuesday, October 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information go to www. or call 507-732-7616. Crossings is at 320 E Ave.

Halloween Hustle 5K
The Green Travelers 4-H Club is holding a 5K run/walk and family event on Saturday, October 26, at the 4-H building at the fairgrounds in Zumbrota. Check-in is 8:00-8:45 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. Other family activities that day include face painting, candy bar bingo, and costume judging. Registration brochure and informational flyer are available at www.extension.umn. edu/county/ goodhue (click on 4-H in Goodhue County and look under Forms).

CROWN Senator Rodney Rod Dwight Grams, 65, of Crown passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at his home with his wife Christine by his side Rod was born on February 4, 1948, in Princeton, Minnesota, the son of Audrey (Sandey) and Morgan Grams. Rod was baptized and confirmed his faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Crown. He grew up on a dairy farm near Crown and graduated from St. Francis High School in the class of 1966. He attended Brown Institute, 196668, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, 1970-72, and Carroll College, 1974-75. Rod had a career as a television news anchor and producer that took him to KFBB-TV in Great Falls Montana, WSAU-TV in Wausau Wisconsin, WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois, which culminated with the position of senior news anchor for KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities from 1982 to 1991. In addition, he served as president and CEO of Sun Ridge Builders, a Twin Cities construction and residential development company that he established in 1985. In 1992, he was elected to represent Minn-

PINE ISLAND Adeline A. Addy Kramer, 84, of Pine Island died on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at her residence in Pine Island. Adeline Adele Naatz was born on March 4, 1929 in Kasson to Harry and Adele (nee Ludwig) Naatz. She grew up on a dairy farm in Kasson, attended Kasson School and graduated from Kasson High School in 1947. Addy worked for 2-1/2 years as a receptionist/ bookkeeper for Peoples Natural Gas Co. in Kasson. On February 14, 1948 she married Darroll Kramer at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Kasson. They lived on a dairy farm near Kasson for ten years. In 1958, they purchased a farm near Pine Island and together they farmed until 1991 when they retired. In 1992, Addy started working as a wing assistant at the Pine Haven Care Center and worked there for twelve years. On November 1, 2012, Addy moved to Evergreen Place Assisted Living

Druh Trva to perform bluegrassbased music at Crossings

ZUMBROTA Legendary Czech band Druh Trva returns to the United States, and to Zumbrota, performing at Crossings on Friday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its Czechgrass fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druh Trva won a Czech Grammy in 2012 in the country music category for their album, Marzipan from Toledo. Druh Trva (which means Second Grass) was formed in 1991 by singer-songwriter Robert Krestan. His gritty vocals meld with banjo, dobro, bass and wind instruments played by the band. A 1960s Pete Seeger tour in Central Europe ignited a passion for a bluegrass, which, along with American folk, became associated with the Prague Spring in 1968. The musical styles have remained a part of the Czech musical tradition since then. Druh Trva has a loyal following at home and in the United States. The band has 28 albums listed on its website and have recorded collaborative CDs with United States stars Peter Rowan and Charlie McCoy. American music is the jumping-off point for this band. They perform new acoustic world music with bluegrass influences. Audiences may also hear a Bob Dylan tune or one by other American or British artists. Druh Trva first performed in the U.S. in 1993 and since 1994 has toured North America every year except 2008 and 2012. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. To reserve tickets, visit, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota.

Rick Mann 1952-2013

brota, he worked on the family farm in his youth. On March 17, 1972 he married Lois Ann Sommerfield in Red Wing. Rick and his son owned and operated R&L Repair in Red Wing for 17 years. He enjoyed travelling in the upper midwest and the west. He enjoyed collecting and restoring old cars and tractors. He was a member of the former Southeast Minnesota Classic Chevy Club. He is survived by his wife, Lois Mann of rural Oslo; mother, Adeline Mann of Zumbrota; son, Lance (Joan) Mann of Wanamingo; grandchildren, Sienna Adams, Seton Adams, Logan Mann, and Kaley Adams; sisters, Charlotte (Doug) Neff of Red Wing, Mary Lee (Jim) Olson of Kasson, and Donna (Dallas) Mann of Rochester; brothers, John (Diane) Mann of Zumbrota, and Terry (Sue) Mann, also of Zumbrota. Also surviving is Ricks deputy, Cowboy. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be held at a later date.

Anna Gathje 1915-2013

ROCHESTER Anna O. Gathje, 98, of Rochester, died on October 11, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Anna Orelle Bagaason was born on September 2, 1915, in Albert Lea to Arthur and Clara (Dyrdal) Bagaason. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and worked at the Albert Lea Courthouse, Leutholds, and for American Gas. She married Kenneth Duke Pierson on June 28, 1940, at the Little Brown Church. They moved to Rochester in 1958 and she worked for Mayo Clinic as a medical secretary, retiring in 1978. Kenneth passed away in 1971, and she married Charlie Gathje on March 11, 1978, in Rochester. Anna and Charlie enjoyed traveling and dancing and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Charlie, of Rochester; four daughters, Dee Knutson of Zumbrota, Linda Weiberg of Mazeppa, Anna O. Barker of Woodbury, and Elaine (Jay) Lawrence of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Tom Weiberg of Paris, Texas, Beth (Tim) Krohn of Zumbrota, Tim (Kristi) Weiberg of Stewartville, Kris Knutson of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Jill (Mark) Hovelsrud of Circle Pines, Kathryn (Matt) Loecker of Boston, Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Barker of St. Paul; and four great-grandchildren, Emily and Spencer Krohn, and Karina and Jens Hovelsrud. A memorial service was held on October 15 at Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Anjanette Bandel officiating. Inurnment was at Oakwood East Cemetery.

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OSLO Richard Rick Karl Mann, 61, died Friday October 11, 2013 at his rural Oslo, Minnesota, home due to complications of cancer. Rick was born August 25, 1952 in Red Wing, the son of Raymond and Adeline Mann. Raised in Zum-

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ZUMBROTA Roy James Bradley passed away peacefully at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30, from 57 p.m. at Mahn Funeral Home in Zumbrota.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 31, 11 a.m. at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Zumbrota. Memorials are preferred to St. Pauls Catholic Church. A full obituary will be in next weeks News-Record.


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. 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: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., Oct. 23: 5-7 p.m. Food shelf open. Sun., Oct. 27: 9 a.m. Worship. confirmation; Handbells; Confirmation; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion; Sunday School. Mon., Oct. 28: Newsletter deadline. Tues., Oct. 29: 8:30 a.m. Mission quilting; Staff meeting; 1:30 p.m. Bible study; 2 p.m. Bible study leaders; 3:15 p.m. Childrens choir. Wed., Oct. 30: 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., Oct. 23: 9 a.m.-noon Pastor Carolyn at Better Brew. Thurs., Oct. 24: 7 p.m. Disciple. Fri., Oct. 25: Ministerial at high school in Pine Island. Sat., Oct. 26: 9 a.m. Quilters. Sun., Oct. 27: 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Fellowship; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School. Mon., Oct 28: 2 p.m. Disciple; 6:30 p.m. Silent prayer; 7 p.m. Council. Wed., Oct. 30: 9 a.m.-noon Pastor Carolyn at Better Brew., Janet Fischer, Pastor. Office: 732-5074. Tuesdays: 6 p.m. Bible Study at the home of Jim and Leora Busch. Sun., Oct. 27: 10:45 a.m. Worship with potluck following. NEW RIVER ASSEMBLY OF GOD , 290 South Main Street, Zumbrota. 507-398-2604. Pastor Gary Basinski. 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., Oct. 23: 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible study at church; 3:45 p.m. WINGS; Junior youth group; 6 p.m. Youth group; Prayer hour; 7 p.m. Bible study. Sat., Oct. 26: 7 a.m. Mens prayer breakfast; 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., Oct. 27: 8:30 a.m. Prayer time; 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Worship. Mon., Oct. 28: 7 p.m. Moms in prayer. Wed., Oct. 30: 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible study at church; 3:15 p.m. WINGS; Junior youth group; 6 p.m. Prayer hour; Youth group; 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., Oct. 23: 7:15 a.m. Christian Breakfast Club; 6:45 p.m. Confirmation class; Small group fellowship; 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. Thurs., Oct. 24: 9 a.m. Quilting; 6:30 p.m. SYNOD excelling in mission. Sun., Oct. 27: Special music; 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship with baptism; Confirmation; 9:15 a.m. PACE. Mon., Oct. 28: 6:30 p.m. Mission support stuff envelopes. Tues., Oct. 29: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Lefse. Wed., Oct. 30: 6 p.m. Mens dinner; 7:15 a.m. CBC; 6:45 p.m. Confirmation class; 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. year confirmation; 6:15 p.m. 2nd year confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:30 p.m . Bible study and prayer. Thurs., Oct. 24: 6 p.m. 3rd year confirmation at Hauge. Sun., Oct. 27: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship; 5:45 p.m. Youth group supper; 6 p.m. Youth group. Wed., Oct. 30: 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. 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., Oct. 23: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5 p.m. 1st year confirmation; 6:15 p.m. 2nd year confirmation at Emmanuel; 6:30 p.m. Choir at Emmanuel. Thurs., Oct. 24: 6 p.m. 3rd year confirmation. Sun., Oct. 27: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:30 am. Sunday School; 5:45 p.m. Youth group supper at Emmanuel; 6 p.m. Youth group at Emmanuel. Wed., Oct. 30: 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. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Hay Creek (LCMS), 24686 Old Church Road. Pastor Lowell Sorenson, 651388-4577. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Worship. LANDS LUTHERAN, 16640 Highway. 60 Blvd., Zumbrota, MN 55992-5105. Zumbrota. Wed., Oct. 23: 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation; 6:15 p.m. Confirmation; Worship; 7 p.m. Youth group. Thurs., Oct. 24: 7:15 a.m. Youth Bible study at Bridgets. Fri., Oct. 25: 6:30 p.m. Praise practice. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 25-26: 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Can can lock-in. Sun., Oct. 27: 7:45 a.m. Praise practice; 8:30 a.m. Praise worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Tues., Oct. 29: 11 a.m. Text study. Wed., Oct. 30: 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation; 6:15 p.m. Confirmation; Worship; 7 p.m. Youth group. MINNEOLA LUTHERAN, 13628 County 50 Blvd. Wed., Oct. 23: 5:30 p.m. Meeting at St. Paul in Pine Island. Sun., Oct. 27: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 11:30 a.m. Congregational meeting. 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. Sun., Oct. 27: 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, Minneola Township, County Road 7, rural Zumbrota, Randall Kuznicki, Pastor. Thurs., Oct. 24: 12:30 p.m. LWMS fall rally at Grace Lutheran. Sun., Oct. 27: 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 3 p.m. Area WELS reformation service at Christ Lutheran in Zumbrota. Tues., Oct. 29: 14 p.m. Pastors office hours. ST. PETER LUTHERAN, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Belvidere, 28961 365th St., Goodhue, MN 55027-8515, Dr. Scott T. Fiege, Pastor. Wed., Oct. 23: 1:30 p.m. Adult Bible class; 6 p.m. Confirmation. Sun., Oct. 27: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Wed., Oct. 30: 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. 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., Oct. 23: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Praise and worship practice. 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.

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. Wed., Oct. 23: 6:45 p.m. Cornerstone club. Sat., Oct. 26: Youth activity. Sun., Oct. 27: 6 p.m. Quarterly business meeting. GOOD NEWS EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 208 North Main, Pine Island, Chris Paulson, Pastor, (507) 356-4834. Sundays: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for children and adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Youth Group for grades 7-12. Wednesdays: 6 p.m. AWANA for grades K-6; 7:30 p.m. Bible study for all ages. PINE ISLAND ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 520 So. Main St., Pine Island, 3568622, email: dashpole@bevcomm. net, Rev. Dan Ashpole, Pastor. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible class and Childrens Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. MICHAELS CATHOLIC, 451 5th Street SW, Pine Island, 356-4280, Father Randal Kasel, Pastor; Saturday Mass 5 p.m.; Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m.; Confessions 4:15 p.m. Saturday; Daily Mass Wednesday 8:30 a.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.; Confessions 8 a.m. Office Hours Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 .a.m.-1 p.m. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, ELCA, 214 3rd St. S.W., Box 708, Pine Island, John Torris Lohre, Senior Pastor; Kip A. Groettum, Associate Pastor. Email:; Web site: Wed., Oct. 23: 3:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade confirmation; 5:30 p.m. Baja meeting; 6 p.m. Adult ed; 7 p.m. Chancel choir; 8 p.m. Praise team. Thurs., Oct. 24: 7 p.m. Church council. Fri., Oct. 25: 6 p.m. Fright farm for grades 5-12. Sat., Oct. 26: 8 a.m.-noon Fall church clean-up; 5:30 p.m. Worship. Sun., Oct. 27: 8:15 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship; Sunday School; 7th grade

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., Oct. 23: 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. Sun., Oct. 27: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship with communion by intinction. Wed., Oct. 30: 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. ST. PETERS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, 702 Third Ave., Goodhue, Randall L. Kuznicki, Pastor. Wed., Oct. 23: 8:30 a.m. Quilting; 4:15 p.m. Confirmation class. Thurs., Oct. 24: 12:30 p.m. LWMS fall rally at Grace Lutheran; 7 p.m. Choir. Sun., Oct. 27: 8:15 a.m. Worship with communion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; Bible study; 3 p.m. Area WELS reformation service at Christ Lutheran in Zumbrota. Mon., Oct. 28: 7 p.m. Sunday School staff meeting. Tues., Oct. 29: 1-4 p.m. Pastors office hours.

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., Oct. 23: 9 a.m. Volunteers help with newsletter; 4:30 p.m. Confirmation. Thurs., Oct. 24: 2 p.m. Women of Trinity birthday party; 6 p.m. Excelling in mission at United Redeemer in Zumbrota. Sun., Oct. 27: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship followed by BBQ fundraiser. 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.

ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN , Mazeppa, Alan Horn, Pastor. 8436211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible class every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 27: 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. Mon., Oct. 28: 7 p.m. Worship. ST. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC , Mazeppa. Weekends-Masses: Sun.: 10 a.m., Mazeppa, Fr. Joe Fogal. UNITED METHODIST , Mazeppa, David Neil, Pastor. Church: 843-4962; home: 732-4291. Every Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship.

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., Oct. 23: 10 a.m. Chapel; 10:30 a.m. Bible study; 1 p.m. Nursing Home service; 3:15 p.m. Junior choir; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation class; 6:15 p.m. Bell choir; 7 p.m. Choir. Sun., Oct. 27: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Teen Bible study; Adult Bible study; 3 p.m. Area reformation service. Mon., Oct. 28: 7 p.m. Bible study. Wed., Oct. 30: 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 12-14; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Prayer and healing. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 455 East Avenue, Zumbrota; Rev. Lisa Johnson. Sun., Oct. 27: 11 a.m. Worship.

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN, Aspelund, Martin Horn, Pastor. Wed., Oct. 23: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5 p.m. 1st

GRACE LUTHERAN, WELS , 45 1st Avenue NE, Oronoco: 507-367-4329, Pastor Ben Kempfert 507-367-4426.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking volunteers

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in their communities. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world. Students are 1518 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements, and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American adventure. Local representatives also have an opportunity to support American high school students in their journey abroad. Area representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, supervise the exchange students in their community throughout the year, and interview American students who wish to live and learn abroad. Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. ASSEs primary goal is to contribute to international understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school, and community life. Through sharing their home, host families and communities also gain new knowledge and appreciation of other cultures and languages. For more information about ASSE or becoming an area representative, call the Midwest Regional Office at 1-800-736-1760, email or go to

St. Johns School in Goodhue has new playground

GOODHUE This summer St. Johns School in rural Goodhue had a busy summer. The school purchased Goodhue Public Schools former playground and, with help from a lot of volunteers, the playground was taken down and reassembled. The school bathrooms were also completely remodeled. LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY CHURCH, If you are interested in learning more about St. Johns School, pre-k a Wesleyan church, 179 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, lighthousecommunityzum through eighth grade education, call 923-4773.

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The gospel bluegrass group Courier (Nicholas Kiage, Tyler Kiage, Patrick Anderson, and Susan Anderson) will be performing at Lighthouse Community Church in Zumbrota on Friend Day, October 27.

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Lighthouse Community Church to host Friend Day

Lighthouse Community Church in Zumbrota will be hosting their bi-annual Friend Day on Sunday, October 27 at 10:45 a.m. The congregation of Lighthouse Community Church, along with Pastor Jan Fischer, wish to extend a special invitation to the Zumbrota community to join in this special day of celebration. A potluck dinner will follow the service. Ministering in song (gospel bluegrass) will be Courier, a husband and wife duoPatrick and Susan Anderson from the northern Minneapolis suburb of Blaine Patrick playing the lead guitar and Susan on the upright bass. Joining them on the violin and guitar will be their grandsons, Tyler and Nick Kiage. Little Mt. Church, It Is No Secret What God Can Do, Ill Fly Away, I Saw the Light, and This Ole House are just a sampling of songs Courier has brought to the stage at bluegrass festivals in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Missouri. They began as part of a Gospel group called Melody and Praise in the Minneapolis area and have since branched out on their own visiting nursing homes, churches, and bluegrass festivals sharing their message in song. Courier in Websters Dictionary means messenger, bearer of news. Couriers mission is to do just that, to bring a musical message of good news and good ol Gospel music...from the heart. A free-will offering for their ministry will be received. In addition to the music, Pastor Jan will be sharing a message from Gods Word, What is Your Goliath?

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From Our Files

40 Years Ago October 25, 1973
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Frazier will observe their 35th wedding anniversary on October 28. *** The Wildcat football team upped its conference record to 5-1 with a 60 Years Ago 28-6 win over Byron on WednesOctober 22, 1953 day. Jim McNamara had a 52-yard touchdown on a punt return in the BORN TO: Mr. and Mrs. Melvin game. Johnson, a daughter, on October 11; Mr. and Mrs. John Mahoney 50 Years Ago of Bellechester, twin daughters, October 24, 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Naurice Husbyn on October 19. *** Mr. and Mrs. were Sunday evening callers at Geo. Vieths were callers at the the Harold Husbyn home at Can- Fred Vieths home on Saturday non Falls. *** Mr. and Mrs. Cy evening. *** Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Benda and Mrs. Esther Strauss were Thursday evening guests at the Kenneth Strauss home. *** Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Diercks were Thursday evening callers at the Wallace Swenson home in Zumbrota. OReilly and family were in Waseca on Sunday as dinner and supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Al Nordeen.

Pine Island
PI refuses to take ownership of Kispert Farms retention pond
By Alice Duschanek-Myers PINE ISLAND OP 2 Realport, LLC requested that the City of Pine Island take ownership by quick claim deed of Outlot A at the Kispert Farms development. The outlot is a retention pond. On October 15, the city council voted unanimously to refuse the request to take ownership of the pond. OP 2 made the request because the lots at Kispert Farms are all developed. The developer no longer owns other property at the development and there is not an established neighborhood association. Councilor Jerry Vettel said, This is a retention pond because the owner wanted it to be a retention pond. Normally we dont take over retention ponds because it is expensive to maintain. Mayor Rod Steele said, The pond drains the city streets and gets debris. Eventually it will be full of silt. There is liability if someone drowns. It is eight feet deep in the middle. Who will dredge it? City Attorney Robert Vose said, Expense and liability. Those are the issues. He said in the future it is best to require the developer to start an association to take responsibility. The outlot is of little economic value to the city. The county could end up with it in the future and it will eventually be up to the city. Councilor Nick Novak asked if a homeowner could purchase it for back taxes. Steele said there is a neighbor who is passionate about the pond, who might be interested in taking it on. Vettel asked if it could be changed to a detention pond. City Engineer Neal Britton said there are concerns when there is a lot of water it rises and goes onto peoples lawns. Novak moved to refuse ownership of the outlot. Councilor Erik Diskerud seconded, saying, This is another idea of the City of Pine Island coming to the rescue. We have enough going on. The council voted in favor of rejecting ownership of the outlot. Business Manager Jon Eickhoff would notify OP 2, LLC of the decision.

70 Years Ago October 21, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Ehlen were Goodhue visitors Saturday evening. *** Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buchholtz and Dorothy Krier spent Saturday in Faribault. *** Mrs. Anton Guenther spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Art Buck and family. *** Theresa OReilly of Red Wing visited friends here Friday evening.

20 Years Ago October 20, 1993
Krissa Thoreson, sophomore at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, was crowned Homecoming Queen on October 8. Krissa is the daughter of Curt and Sharon Thoreson of rural Wanamingo. Kathleen Thoreson, Wanamingo High School senior, has been honored for her high performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given last spring. *** Mr. and Mrs. P.O. Stockmo of Kenyon were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Esther Larson. *** Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Moe were Sunday afternoon and supper guests at the John Giesler home in West Concord. *** Mr. and Mrs. Albert Friese visited from Saturday until Monday at the home of their sonin-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Ordalen, of Albert Lea.

70 Years Ago October 21, 1943

40 Years Ago October 25, 1973

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schriever returned October 16 from a 25day trip to the British Isles and Scotland.

50 Years Ago October 24, 1963

10 Years Ago October 22, 2003
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa firstgraders spent a day at the Apple Ridge Orchard in Mazeppa. *** The Zumbrota Golden Gophers 4-H Club installed new officers at their October 6 meeting, and they are: historian Alyssa Finnesgard, treasurer Natalie Przytarski, president Katie Mack, vice-president Maggie McNamara, secretary Marcella Thumann and reporter Victoria Jensch. *** Officer Gene Leifeld of the Zumbrota Police Department is the newly appointed school resource officer for the Zumbrota-Mazeppa School District. *** Page Welding is relocating in late November to its new building along Highway 52 and next to the new Grover Auto Company facility. Owatonna, spent Saturday visiting with friends in Zumbrota.

40 Years Ago October 25, 1973

Peder Morseth enjoyed Sunday dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morseth. *** Mr. and Mrs. Luverne Goplen were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Froyum of St. Paul on Sunday. *** Mrs. Oscar Mathison of Northfield was a weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. Roald Mona. *** Newcomers to Zumbrota are Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Swarthout who moved here from Estherville, Iowa, but were originally from the Wanamingo and Pine Island areas.

50 Years Ago

Mrs. John Overkill spent Saturday visiting Mrs. Helge Johnson and Mrs. Ed Enevold at Red Wing. *** Mr. and Mrs. K.L. Syverson and children were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bush in Minneapolis. *** Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bakko of Minneapolis were callers at the Vernie Fossan home Tuesday afternoon. *** Mr. and Mrs. Hans Rostad of Belle PINE ISLAND The Pine IsCreek Township have purchased the Ed Nelson residence in Zum- land Toastmasters selected Darlene Highet as Toastmaster of the Year brota. on September 13. Highet has been a member of the Toastmasters for ten years and has served as treasurer and vice-president of education. Last fall, Highet coordiOctober 24, 1963 nated a speech craft class through A party of five men left on Rochesters Continuing Education Monday for South Dakota to do a Prgram. little pheasant hunting. Jerry When asked why she joined Johnson, Bob Seely, Dr. John Toastmasters, Darlene wrote: The Anderson, Dr. Wayne Woodbury first and foremost reason was I and Roy Bradley are planning to wanted to improve my grammar be back by Thursday. *** Mrs. and be able to speak in front of a Palmer Opem and Miss Thaila group of people without getting Lines were Sunday dinner guests sick or so tremendously nervous of Ruth Jones of Lake City. *** that my legs would shake unconMiss Bonnie Hinrichs, a student trollably. Little did I know that I at Rochester Beauty School, spent would acquire a long list of addithe weekend with her parents Mr. tional skills and rewards from joinand Mrs. Laverne Hinrichs. *** ing Toastmasters. Some of them Mrs. Fred Schliep was honored are: listening skills, confidence, Sunday on her birthday with a fam- leadership, friendships, always ily dinner at The Pines in Pine learning something new from a Island. fellow Toastmasters speech, cutting the annoying ahs and ums from my speech, and best of all

Highet named Pine Island Toastmaster of the Year

Darlene Highet is presented her Pine Island Toastmaster of the Year award by Southern Division Governor Doug Blakesley.

my legs no longer shake when I give a speech. I encourage anyone who wants to improve yourself . . . come to Toastmasters. It is the best investment you can make

in yourself. Pine Island Toastmasters meet Friday mornings at 6:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island. Guest are always welcome.

20 Years Ago October 20, 1993

Chris Kapp of Kasson has been hired as the Zumbrota Area Ambulance Associations first director. *** Clifton Hovland of Zumbrota was honored at the meeting of the Zumbrota American Legion Post #183 and the Ladies Auxiliary at the Zumbrota Towers Saturday morning, October 9 for 75 years of membership in the American Legion.

PI Council discusses amending water utility agreement with Royal Court

By Alice Duschanek-Myers PINE ISLAND The Pine Island City Council discussed amending the water utility agreement with Royal Court trailer park on North Main Street at the October 15 meeting. A decision on the amendment was tabled in September. Steve Oelkers of Public Works presented a plan of costs to update with eight manholes, meters, and shut-offs on lots 54, 49, 38, 37, 11, 10, 32, and 21. The cost of the meters is estimated at $7,500 and the cost of installation is estimated at $20,000. Oelkers said, There has to be a better way. He recommended establishing better communication and cooperation with the owner of Royal Court, John Tiedemann. He also recommended hiring a cooperative park manager and establishing a checklist for people who move in that would include contact information and a new address when they move out. There has to be a cheaper way and better way for all parties concerned, Oelkers said, adding that he was willing to meet with Tiedeman. Randy Bates said, We should see what other cities are doing. Nick Novak said that he spoke with Tiedeman and he is hiring a new manager. He tore down an abandoned trailer and is trying to make improvements. Mayor Rod Steele asked Oelkers to prepare a list of his recommendations and what would improve for the council. Vose said Tiedemans attorney had contacted him. From this contact, it didnt seem he was open to changing the agreement. Vose said, The agreement in place is fairly clear. He said another idea is that the city must have non-discriminatory, even rates. This is not true if it is more costly to deliver services to an area. A larger deposit could be required for utilities. Novak asked Vose, Is it a breach of contract to have water spraying out before the meters? He requested that city staff start documenting these violations. Vose said the unique difference between Royal Court and other trailer parks makes the situation more complex. Usually the trailers are on a single portion of land owned by the owner. Royal Court is a platted area of the city. Steele asked if a two-tiered deposit is acceptable. He suggested $100 if the paperwork for the city is completed and $200 if it is not done. Vose said it is more costly and more difficult; therefore, having different rates for this area is appropriate. John Tiedeman of Royal Court arrived at the meeting. Steele said the main concern was the water meters and how to get these shut off when necessary. Tiedeman said he has to get meters on lots 25 and 28, and had demolished the old trailer on lot 31. By November 15 there will be a new manager for better communication. Royal Court will be cutting trees on Broadway and 5th Street. Steele thanked him for coming forward with the improvements. He said, We need to give him some guidelines. Oelkers said he and the Utilities Committee could meet with Tiedeman. Bates said, We just need this fixed. Novak said, I appreciate the effort to improve it.

30 Years Ago October 26, 1983

Residents of the Zumbrota Nursing Home were treated to an afternoon of playing cards when members of the 65-50 Club visited the home. *** Bertha Haugen of Northfield recently spent the weekend with Ruth Currier. *** Mary Ann Kenyon, a local artist, has a full exhibit of new pastel paintings now showing at the Callaway Galleries in Rochester. *** Kim Finstuen, a student at Winona State University and friends, Barb Ward, Mike Wenman and John Crabtree, all of the WSU, were guests at the home of Alice and Duane Finstuen over the weekend. *** Tim OConnor, formerly of Zumbrota and friends, Mark McClue, Greg Johnson and Jim Aamot, all of

ZUMBROTA, 1963 The bank clock disappeared from the business district when the Farmers Security State Bank moved to its new building at West Third Street and West Avenue two years ago. Now theres a handsome streamlined replacement for the old Main Street clock atop the new bank building next to the sign.

versity freshmen who will be honored at Academic Recognition Day, James Mack is the new presi- October 30. *** Pete Bushman dent of Pine Island Security State won his seventh cross country race in nine meets, completing the Bank. Plainview Invitational course in a 30 Years Ago time of 16:35. October 26, 1983 40 Years Ago Randal Acker and Jane Collins October 25, 1973 were among Mankato State Uni-

10 Years Ago October 22, 2003

By Alice Duschanek-Myers PINE ISLAND On October 15, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) Director of Development Jennifer Nelson attended the Pine Island City Council meeting. She reported that the organization provides $5 million 50 Years Ago in grants in the 20 southern counOctober 24, 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hadler of ties of the state each year. SMIF Goodhue and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip invested $325,000 in grants, loans, Weeks were Monday evening visi- technical assistance, and early tors of Mr. and Mrs. Ida Kettner. *** Mr. and Mrs. John Buhler spent the weekend with their son Allen and family at Walnut Grove. *** Mr. and Mrs. Leo Temberill of Red Wing visited Mrs. John Roen ZUMBROTA National PubSunday afternoon. lic Radio commentator Kevin 60 Years Ago Kling brings his unique blend of October 22, 1953 BORN TO: Mr. and Mrs. Ken- storytelling to Crossings on Satneth Evarts, a son, on October 19; urday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. Colin Glarner, a son, with assistance from accordionista on October 20. *** Mr. and Mrs. Simone Perrin. Kling, a lifetime Willis Cowles of Rochester were Minnesotan who never let a birth dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. defect or severe motorcycle accident slow him down, takes listenPINE ISLAND, 1983 Pine Island Record publisher Joe Matt has Harold Cowles on Tuesday. *** ers on a journey through his life Mr. and Mrs. Art Reed of Mankato announced that Lori Copler, currently a news reporter for the Record, has been named the editor of the newspaper. She is a 1978 graduate of were overnight guests Wednes- that is no less poignant for the Pine Island High School. day of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Noser. humor Klings telling imparts.

The girls varsity basketball team won its fourth straight game, defeating Hayfield 30-27. Rosemary Swarthout led the team with 8 points. *** Mrs. Carl Radtke recently spent a week with her sonin-law and daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Bitz, of Browerville. *** Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hassler of Howard, South Dakota, spent Monday with relatives here.

SMIF development director reports on investment in Goodhue County

childhood program assistance in Goodhue County this year. $1.3 million of resources were invested in early childhood/school readiness over the past ten years. SMIF has partnered with the University of Minnesota at Mankato for Capstone experiences for students this year. Two new resources were developed. One is farmland designation for charity with the tax income remaining in the county. Another is an equity fund of $3 million, offering funding with a limit of $100,000 for economic development in businesses. SMIF was established by the McKnight Foundation in 1986. Corporations, businesses, and individuals contribute funds and their expertise to SMIF in the interest of economic development and improving quality of life.

Kling and Perrin bring humor and accordion music to Crossings in Zumbrota
Kling is best-known for his commentaries on NPRs All Things Considered. He also is the creator of several books and CDs of recorded storytelling. The CD State Fair is his latest offering, with new, original stories written and told by Kling.It carries titles like, Easy Bobs Lament. Joining Kling will be Minneapolis-based theater actress, composer, vocalist and accordionista Perrin, who has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion and is a regular performer, in a variety of capacities, at Crossings. Kling and Perrin collaborate to create a performance that covers a range of humor, tenderness and music. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door.To reserve tickets, visit, stop in to Crossings at Carnegie at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota or call 507-732-7616.