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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Volume 98; Number 30

A community newspaper serving Browerville, MN and surrounding areas. USPS 067-560


Collecting socks for the needy

Alexis Johnson, a third grade student at Browerville Elementary told her parents, Jeremy and Samantha, one day that she needed to talk to them. Alexis told them that she wanted to take charge of a sock drive, collecting as many pairs of socks as she could for the needy. She had learned that of all the items that are collected for the needy, socks are the one thing that no one thinks about, although everybody needs them. Alexis has already collected over 100 pairs of socks, and is getting closer to her goal of 500. She plans on donating the socks, childrens, mens, and womens, to the Salvation Army and Todd County Social Services. If you would like to donate socks, or money, to her endeavor, donations can be made at Zion Lutheran Church, Browerville, or at a drop box at Total Express, Browerville.

EVPS in Statutory Operating Debt

By Rin Porter The Eagle Valley School District #2759 has apparently been placed in Statutory Operating Debt status by the Minnesota Dept of Education. Statutory Operating Debt, or SOD, is determined to exist when a school districts general fund is more than 2.5% in debt on June 30 of any year. The Minnesota Commissioner of Education has an auditing process to determine whether an SOD exists in a school district. Once a school district is placed in SOD status, Minnesota Statute 123B.83 provides for a district to submit a special operating plan by Jan. 31 to reduce the districts deficit expenditures. The plan is submitted to the Commissioner of Education for approval. Apparently the Eagle Valley School District was informed of its SOD status in December 2013. We have been unable to confirm this, but this is the procedure described on the MDE website. Superintendent Barry Johnson and MDE School Finance official David Melcher did not respond to our attempts to contact them for information. At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Eagle Valley School Board, Supt Johnson presented his annual goals. The first one was to develop a plan for the Eagle Valley School Districts SOD status.

Eagle Valley and Parkers Prairie schools will partner on two-year football and wrestling programs
By Rin Porter At their Jan. 13 meeting, Eagle Valley school board members voted to approve a two-year deal with Parkers Prairie to cooperatively sponsor football and wrestling programs for the two upcoming 2014-2016 school years. Parkers Prairie will serve as the host district for the two programs, and the joint teams will continue to be known as the Prairie Valley Nighthawks. Activities Committee member Adam Riedel told the board that no cooperative agreements had been reached to cover basketball or baseball. He said Parkers Prairie wanted to retain its traditional team name and colors for those sports, and did not want to move to a Nighthawks shared baseball or basketball program with Eagle Valley at this time. However, Riedel said Parkers Prairie would accept Eagle Valley players on Parkers Prairie baseball and basketball teams if Eagle Valley cannot fund its own individual baseball Continued on page 12.

High winds, poor road conditions keep emergency personnel busy

Left: On Friday, January 17th high winds and blowing snow caused hazrdous road conditions around much of the state. Local law enforcement and rescue agencies responed to several accidents in the Todd County area. On January 16, at 11:54 am, Todd County Deputies responded to a vehicle crash involving a single axle propane tanker and a semi tanker carrying gasoline on County 21, at 370th St. Both trucks were traveling north on County 21; the propane tanker was turning left on 370th St., with the gasoline tanker attempted to pass, causing the crash. Both vehicle sustained moderate damage. Lawrence Doll, Eagle Bend, driver of the propane tanker sustained a minor injury; the other driver, Scott Carpenter, Wadena, was not injured. The tanks on the trucks remained intact and no contents were spilled. The sheriffs office was assisted at the scene by the Clarissa and Browerville Fire Depts. and the MN State Patrol. The crash is still under investigation. At 11:23 am, January 18, the sheriffs office received a report of a missing person, Continued on page 12. identified as 22 year old Jared


Tue. Jan. 21 Snow Showers 2/-2 Wed. Jan. 22 Cloudy 2/-19 Thur. Jan. 23 Mostly Sunny -5/-12 Fri. Jan. 24 Snow Showers 27/11 Sat. Jan. 25 Snow Showers 16/-7 Sun. Jan. 26 Partly Cloudy -4/-16

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Clarissa; grandchildren, Isabella, Ava, Anders, Jennings, Kristen and Austin; brother, Leroy (Carolyn) Ehnes, Zimmerman; sisters-in-law, Barbara Ehnes, Sauk Centre and Elda Ehnes, Westminster, CO; brothers-inlaw, Jim (Carol) Perish, Kevin (Cathy) Perish, Brian Perish, Norman (Heather) Perish; sisters-in-law, Maxine Perish, Marlene (Gene) Tschida, Karen Asfeld, and Barbara (Gerald) Zimmer and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Bernadine Ehnes; father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Cecilia Perish; son, Jason; brothers, Luverne and Duane Ehnes; and brother-in-law Alan Asfeld. Interment was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Eagle Bend. Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Open House Baby Shower

for Wesley Craig Dreher at the Browerville Community Center Sunday, January 26, from 11 am to 1 pm. Stop by and meet Wesley and his mom, Rachel
Taylor Oberg, Browerville; Lori Ganey and Danielle Pratt, Clarissa; Jennifer Senger and Troy Thoennes, Eagle Bend; Timothy Jasken and Samantha Zastrow, Long Prairie

Delbert Ehnes Funeral services for Delbert Ehnes, 64, of Clarissa were held Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend with Pastor Justin Hesterman officiating. Casket Bearers were Laurel Einerwold, Rick Host, John Tschida, Jake Asfeld, Vicki Shurson and Lance Ehnes. Delbert passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. One year ago, when diagnosed with lung cancer, he reflected that he had no regrets; although he smiled and said it would have been nice to have one more class reunion. He was very proud of his wonderful family, he enjoyed living in the country and farming. In his early years, he enjoyed playing volleyball and bowling. His favorite pastimes were playing cards, sawing wood for the wood stove and watching football. He especially enjoyed getting together at car club meetings, going to car shows and driving in his 1971 Dodge Challenger. He enjoyed traveling to visit his sons in California and Oregon. He was pleased to be able to travel and see the Pacific Ocean and the beauty of the west coast. He also saw the wonders of the Rocky Mountains while traveling on Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Delbert served on the Eagle Valley Township board and was a member of the Country Cruisers Car Club. Delbert was born April 25, 1949, to Arthur and Bernadine (Hukriede) Ehnes in Bertha. Growing up on the family dairy farm, he was the youngest of four boys. He attended Clarissa Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1967. He attended Staples Area Vo-Tech College and graduated as a machinist in 1969. He married Joyce Perish June 27, 1970 at St. Peters Catholic Church, Browerville. Delbert was first employed at FMC Northern Ordinance then at Tolerance Masters Inc., both in Minneapolis. In 1975, Delbert and Joyce purchased the family farm north of Clarissa and dairy farmed for over 30 years. After selling the dairy herd, they raised beef cattle for five years. Delbert was devoted to his family and farm. He will be deeply missed by all family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce; sons Dale (Gretchen), Sebastopol, CA, Dean (Diane), Portland, OR, and Josh (Melanie Hoheisel),

Browerville School Board holds organizational meeting

By Venus King All members were present for the January School Board meeting held on January 13. Board elections were held with Bob Bryniarski elected as School Board Chairperson, Heidi Iten Clerk and Mike Jeziorski Treasurer. The official newspaper is The Browerville Blade, official meeting dates are the 2nd Monday in January-May, August-December and the last Monday in June 2014, mileage rate will be the current federal rate of $.56 per mile. School board salaries remain same as last year - $1200, Chairperson $400, Clerk - $200 and Treasurer - $100. School board appointments for 2014 are as follows; Vocational Advisory Committee Denis Irsfeld, Community Education Heidi Iten, Community Concerns for Youth Pat Sutlief, System Accountability Cory Heid and Mike Jeziorski, NJPA Heidi Iten, and Mike Jeziorski, Health and Safety Bob Bryniarski and Cory Heid, and Freshwater Education District Denise Gaida. Minnesota State High School League Representatives are; Board Representative Bob Bryniarski, Administrative Representative Scott Vedbraaten, Boys Sports Wayne Petermeier, Girls Sports Patrick Sutlief and Music Mr. Sanders. Susan Lowe, Science teacher at Browerville Public School, presented a proposal for the Browerville School to re-instate the Boys and Girls Golf Program for the spring of 2014. Susan Lowe stated I would like to request that the Boys and Girls Golf program be re-instated for the spring of 2014 if it doesn't cost the school district any money. She went on to say I wasn't happy about the cut to the golf program, but I can't complain if Im not going to try to do something about it. I need to attempt to save the program. Golf is a life-long sport that can be enjoyed for many years after most people can no longer play football, basketball, and baseball. With the beautiful courses and the success from the past teams that Long Prairie and Browerville was fortunate enough to have, we surely need to offer golf as a sport.

Josi Sumey and Tim Cline, Browerville, boy, Sawyer Jeffrey, 5 lbs 8 oz, January 10, 2014 Tanisha Gerving and Bret Elifrits, Bertha, boy, Jackson Carter, 7 lbs 3 oz, January 11, 2014 Danielle Jetty and Daniel Miller, Browerville, boy, Brayden Daniel James, 6 lbs 5 oz, January 12, 2014 Kylie and Dustin Pickar, Nisswa, twins, boy, Archer Allan, 5 lbs 1 oz, girl, Josie Lou, 3 lbs 6 oz, January 14, 2014 Jennifer and Josh Barnes, Breezy Point, boy, Maxwell Ryan, 8 lbs 1 oz, January 14, 2014 Sueann Zitur and Zachary Grunst, Pequot Lakes, girl, Sophie Rose, 8 lbs 1 oz, January 15, 2014 Ashley and Adam Freyholtz, New York Mills, girl, Natalie Christine, 8 lbs, January 16, 2014 Janet Espe and Dennis Summers, Baxter, boy, Peyton Nathaniel, 7 lbs 3 oz, January 17, 2014

Heather Sticha registers at the U of M Crookston

Heather Sticha of Clarissa, has been accepted and has registered for fall semester classes at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation. Sticha graduated from Browerville High School in 2011 and is a transfer student from the University of Minnesota, Morris. She plans to double major in Agricultural Business and Agronomy-Crop Production. She is daughter of David and Lori Sticha.

M State Presidents List

Several local students have been named to the Presidents List for the 2013 Fall Semester at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. To earn this award for scholastic achievement, a student must complete 12 or more college-level credits for the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The highest attainable average is a 4.0.

The program will be sponsored by the Long Prairie Country Club (LPCC), who will oversee fund raising and will make sure money is raised by deadline. This program will be a joint effort between LPGE High School and Browerville Public School. Both schools have cut the golf program and forming a co-op would bring more opportunities for both schools and athletes involved. The last date to register for spring activities for the MSHSL is April 11, 2014 and a co-op needs to be in 30 days prior to the start of the season. Golf starts March 17th, 2014, therefore a co-op application will need to be submitted by February 14, 2014. Susan Lowe and Wayne Petermeier, Athletic Director, will fill out the necessary paperwork. According to the MSHSL, LPGE will be determined as the host school. MSHSL rules are that the larger school is the host school. If a co-op is formed, contracts would be drawn to support both schools. Long Prairie Country Club will be the practicing and home course for the coop. Athletes will need to supply their own equipment for the entire golf season. LPGE/BHS would have two teams (one girls and one boys) for varsity. Each team consists of six players. Four of the six scores count towards the team score. If a team does not have six players, then that team would only count as individuals. A junior high team would also be formed. You can usually bring as many junior high players as you want. At this time Browerville has 10 that have signed up and LPGE have three, however not all families have been contacted. Fund raising has already started to reach the $15,000 goal by March 7. A Chili Feed will be held Saturday January 25, at the Long Prairie VFW from 5 pm until gone. All proceeds go to the Golf Program. For all who would like to donate, checks can be made out to LPGE Golf and sent to Long Prairie Country Club, 406 6th St. So. Long Prairie, MN 56347. Board members approved the co-op for Golf Sports with Long Prairie/Grey Eagle. Principal Sutlief informed the board that the Triple A Winners for this year are Trent Johnson and Abigail Irsfeld. Donna Steffl coordinated a Health Career presentation for students grades 10-12. Each person presenting was a Browerville Alumni with time after the presentation for students to talk with the person about their careers. Mr. Sutlief stated this was a very well thought out program, very well done and good for the community. Projects for the Elementary Science Fair will be exhibited on January 28 and 29, with the winners moving on to the Freshwater Exhibit two weeks later. Future dates to keep in mind fare; Prom- April 26, Elementary Spring Program for parents May 1st at 1:30, Grandparents May 2 at 11:00, Spring High School Concert May 7 at 7:30 pm, Athletic Banquet May 14, Baccalaureate May 21 and Graduation - May 25 at 2:00 pm.

Athletic Director Wayne Petermeier, said the sports season is in full swing. Because the MSHSL has moved Browerville from sub section 5A South to 5A North, there is still some confusion on where the play-offs will be held. As soon as he finds out, he will inform the school. Board members approved tBoys Baseball to attend the Canby Baseball Tournament. Superintendent Vedbraaten stated the phone system at the school has gone down twice in 25 days. The current phone system is old and operating on borrowed time. Mr. Vedbraaten and Mr. Irsfeld will be meeting with MARCO to see a presentation of a new system and come back to the board with information. The board also approved to reimburse Bruce Curley $432.97 for the cost of his Chemistry License. After approval of the bills, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30.

Looking Back
50 years ago - Jan. 23, 1964 New arrivals at St. Johns Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Becker, Browerville, a daughter, Jan. 15, 1964, 9 lb. 3 oz. The Browerville Home Economics class, grades 11 & 12, held a tea for their mothers on January 14, 1964, from 4 to 5 pm. Thirteen mothers along with Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Blenkush and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wodarz attended. The menu consisted of: tea, coffee, canapes, a variety of cookies and bars, and several different kinds of candy. 25 years ago - Jan. 26, 1989 Jordahls Grocery-Home of Nolands Country Bakery Grocery Specials: Ground Beef-$1.09/lb; 30# or more$1.02/lb.; Pork Pack-5# pork chops, 5# pork roast, 5# homemade bacon, 5# country style ribs-$28.00; Bakery: party buns12/99

Happy Birthday this week to: Jan. 22: Larry Weitemier; Jan. 23: Scott Paskewitz, Ed Hadash, Jr., Terry Miller, Gene Irsfeld; Jan. 24: Joanne Bartels, Anna Hegseth; Jan. 25: Corey Super, Angie Tyrrell; Jan. 26: David Steinmetz, Craig Noska, Paul Perish, Laura Weitemier, Pam Weitemier, Jamie Marstein, David Sadlo, Jeremy Tesmer, Winter Moore; Jan. 27: Ray Kaluza, Kenny Carstensen, Mona Weber, Gina VanHeel; Jan. 28: Dave Hedlund Jr., Mike Motzko, Jim Adamietz, Kasie Felix Happy Anniversary this week to: Jan. 24: Randy and Peggy Becker

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Council/District Level
All boys and girls, ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the free throw contest held at the Elementary Gym on Wednesday, January 22. Registration if from 3?10 to 3:30. Shooting begins at 3:30. Religion release time students will shoot prior to this time. They may contact Craig Johnson to see when. All first place winners will advance to the next level. Please pick up your registration slips at the high school office or from Craig Johnson.
annually increased or they may make a sudden jump when a property is sold. Although Todd County is not the authority in regards to the National Flood Insurance Program; the Todd County Planning and Zoning Office may help produce maps to prove that your structure is out of the floodplain. The GIS mapping data available to Planning and Zoning have 2013 aerial images, 2 foot contours, and the FEMA floodplain. These maps may be used to show your insurance provider, or when you apply for a letter of map amendment (LOMA), that your building site is out of the floodplain. We are currently working on a map template that will show all of the features required by FEMA. If you need a map showing the FEMA floodplain in relation to your property, feel free to request one at the Planning and Zoning Office in Long Prairie. license purchases. To sign up for the discounts,

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Browerville City Council meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Browerville City Hall Browerville AA and Al-Anon meet every Wednesday at 8 pm at the Todd County DAC Building

2014 Browerville Days

Any individual or business wishing to make a nominal donation to the 2014 Browerville Days can drop it off at City Hall or mail to: City of Browerville Box 247 Browerville MN 56438 Please note on your check that it is for Browerville Days. Again this year we will publically THANK everyone who donates. If you DO NOT want your name mentioned, please put a note on your donation. Remember--this is OUR town festival and we shouldnt always rely on out of town help for donations. Thank you in advance for your help

Upcoming Programs at Eagle Bend Library

The Eagle Bend Public Library is offering the following programs and activities. Book Club Jan. 23 A Book Club discussion group for adults will meet at the Eagle Bend Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 23, 5 to 6 p.m. The group meets monthly to read and discuss a variety of books selected from the library collection. Newcomers are welcome to attend one month or every month. Create a Fairy Garden Feb. 1 Using found objects, create a petite fairy home for the garden on Saturday, Feb. 1, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All necessary supplies are included. This is a parent/child class for children age 6 and up. For more information, contact the Eagle Bend library at 218-7384590. Eagle Bend Library Hours: Monday 10-5, Tuesday 10-5, Thursday 4-7, Saturday: 9-12


February 2nd, 2014
At The Browerville Community Center Sponsored By The BROWERVILLE LIONS CLUB

Floodplain Maps available

In some areas of Minnesota, the spring snow melt and runoff will cause rivers and streams to swell often resulting in flood damage to homes and structures. Currently, there is a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in place that is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help people who sustain flood damage. This program has run large deficits over the years and lawmakers have been working to make the program less of a drain on taxpayers. Federal flood insurance rates for the properties at highest risk are scheduled to increase and the most affected properties will be those that have structures that were grandfathered into the insurance program. They currently receive flood insurance at a reduced rate through government subsidies. Often, these increased rates will be

Outdoor News offers savings for license buyers, youth hunters

Minnesota residents who purchase a lifetime angling or sports licenses between now and March 30 or a 2104 fishing or sports license from Feb. 18-March 30 receive a $5 discount when ordering the The MN Best of Cuffs & Collars, Vol. 1 from Outdoor News. Youth ages 11-17 who complete a firearms safety or advanced hunter education course from February through June or July through October can receive a free, three-month junior subscription to Minnesota Outdoor News. Outdoor News is a go-to source for outdoor enthusiasts, said Jenifer Wical, customer enhancement manager for the Department of Natural Resources. This partnership is a great offer that extends DNRs appreciation to those who contribute to fish and wildlife conservation through their

visit This new partnership with the DNR made sense, said Evy Gebhardt, sales and marketing director for Minnesota Outdoor News. For us, its a way to provide an additional value to Minnesotas

new youth hunters and devoted anglers. Fishing and hunting licenses effective during the 2014 license year can be purchased beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18. Licenses are available at any agent, online at and

at 866- 665-4236. A lifetime license application form is available at Individuals can purchase lifetime licenses for themselves or as a gift.

Peggys Potpourri
If your cat scratches up valuable furniture, tape balloons to it. The cat will never scratch there again. In Chaseville, New York, they have a law that states, "you may not drive a goat past a church in a ridiculous fashion." In the 1920's a radio station in Schenectady, NY built a powerful transmitter. In those days before FCC regulations, not knowing just how big to make a transmitter in order for the signal to be received some distance away, the station set up to broadcast at 500,000 watts. It requires about one watt to be received four blocks away. This station broadcast at such tremendous power that they could be heard around the world. People in New York didn't even need radios. They could sometimes hear voices in their furnaces and coming off chain-link fences. Light bulbs lit up in people's houses even if they were switched off. America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, who map maker Martin Waldseemuller mistakenly thought was Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of North America. Vespucci discovered South America. As you break a window, the cracks made in the glass travel at speeds up to three thousand miles per hour. Baseball players have the longest lives of all occupations. Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat. ~Author Unknown

Broccoli-Beef Wellington
1 lb. ground beef 1 (9 oz) pkg. frozen broccoli, thawed and drained 1/4 t. salt 2 pkgs refrigerated crescent rolls 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 c. chopped onion 1/2 c. sour cream 1/4 t. black pepper 1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain excess grease. Stir broccoli, mozzarella cheese, onion, sour cream, salt, and black pepper into ground beef. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Divide each package of crescent rolls in half to make 4 squares; press perforations to seal each piece into a solid sheet of dough. Place dough squares onto an ungreased baking sheet and gently form each piece into a rectangle. Spoon 1/4 of meat mixture into the center of each rectangle, bring 2 opposite long edges together in the center, and overlap. Pinch edges of dough to seal into filled packets. Brush with beaten egg. Bake until packets are deep golden brown and the filling is hot, 18 to 22 minutes.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The wonders of nature

One of the wonders of nature is the ability of birds to decide at the proper time to fly in the proper direction to complete their migratory route. They have done this for thousands of years, as far as I know. I have always been told, migrating birds fly south in the winter when temperatures cool and food supplies dwindle. They then return north in the spring, just in time to find their fresh food supply as the frozen ground thaws and the temperatures warm. Either I have been taught incorrectly or we have a bunch of confused birds hopping around the yard. For several days last week, we had brutally cold weather followed by a few unusually warm days. During the warm days, most of the snow melted off the lawn. One afternoon, I happened to glance out of the window to see robins hopping around the yard. A few days before, the cold temperature would have frozen them in their tracks. This day, hundreds of robins were enjoying the sunshine and acting like they were eating something in the grass. I know they were not eating worms, since the ground was By Walter Scott still frozen, but they seemed happy at whatever they were doing. My wife came to look and was equally amazed. There were robins as far as we could see, across the lawn, down to the pasture, and on the dam. Neither of us have ever seen so many robins in one place. In this part of the country, it is unusual to see one, and we always figured one lone robin was confused or tardy and missed the migration. It was hard to imagine where this many birds, that are primarily carnivorous, had been living. A few days later I was talking to a friend of mine and told him about the strange phenomenon. He said it might be birds migrating from Northern Canada. Southern Iowa would feel almost balmy with temperatures in the mid-thirties to anything that has seen temperatures fifty below zero. I had to agree, we have much warmer temperatures than Northern Canada, but we would still have frozen worms if they stopped for lunch on their way south. The next day, the temperature dropped and there was not a robin to be found. I can only assume, they decided it was not quite warm enough in Iowa to find a worm and they had better hurry on south to find some food. Over the years, I have seen thousands of monarch butterflies spending the night in a maple tree in the late fall. I have seen tens of thousands of snow geese as they gather in their winter resting place and teal winging by faster than would seem possible for a bird to fly. The annual migration is truly a wonder of nature but a whole bunch of robins in Iowa in January can make a person wonder about nature. They are either late going south or early heading north. Either way, I think their calendar is a bit off.

Letter from the Country

Hi, Wasnt the snow on Friday night a surprise? At least it was to me. We had a busy evening Friday, stopped at Lakewood Hospital to see a new granddaughter, Natalie Christine, born the 16th and a great grandson, Peyton Nathaniel, born the 17th. Both were in the same hospital so we had a one stop-hold the babies-take a few pictures- two family visit. (The Freyholtz family will have welcomed seven new babies by the time the last one arrives in March.) Then we continued on our way to Brainerd to attend a granddaughters wedding. It was a little after 10 when we left the wedding party to head home. Nice dry roads, smooth sailing until Staples. Then it started to lightly snow, and by the time we had gone another 10 miles or so, the snow was really coming down and the wind picking up. It got harder to see with every mile and by the time we reached home the white stuff covered the road making it hard to tell where the road ended and the ditch began. It was nice to put the car in the garage and get in the house. We were really surprised at how much snow we had the next morning. Sonny spent a good part of the morning cleaning the yard. In the afternoon he took grandson Johnathan, age 8, to An Open Book in Wadena and let him pick out three books. What a job that is a for a voracious reader like Johnathan--to pick three from all the choices there was really hard for him. He looked them over for a long time before making his decision. He got a Boxcar Children book, a book about owls, and a Wheres Waldo book. I think both Johnathan and Grandpa had a good time, as Sonny bought a book too. Saturday we also got an email from the Mystery Weekend people with our role descriptions. Remember Sonny got me the weekend package for Christmas? Anyway, we are to come as characters and attend a dinner party where a murder will occur. Then the rest of the time is spent trying to figure out who done it. I have always wanted to attend one of these events, and Sonny remembered that and got this for me as a gift. Sonny is supposed to come dressed in a pin striped suit and is an international investment banker. Thankfully he has a pin stripe suit. But, one little problem--my character description was an incredibly beautiful fashion model, known as the Blue Eye Shadow Girl. Hello? Apparently they usually have younger people attend their mystery weekends. I mean not even in my youth, on my best day could I have been a fashion model. I called them and told them as a white haired 63 year old soft grandma--I didnt fit the bill, but they said just to do the best I could and wear a lot of jewelry and make-up and it would be fine. So, I need some gaudy costume jewelry, and Id like to wear something fancy on my head to hide my white hair. I am also working on my story. I think maybe I could be a retired Big Mama foundation garment model. Do you think that would fly? Aaron suggested I go as a retired madam--ummmm--no. Married to an international investment banker--hardly. I will let you know how it goes. We will either be embarrassed--or so good they will ask us to join their Mystery Weekend staff and travel around with them putting on these weekends for others, and get paid to do it!! Cool. Until later, Peggy, otherwise known as Flo, the fashion model

Letter to the Editor

Putting Partisanship Aside to Help Constituents
Recently I was affected by Blue Cross/Blue Shields non-emergency medical ride service. I called Blue Ride to schedule transport to a medical appointment. Their driver was an hour-and-a-half late, and I missed my appointment. This was because Blue Cross/Blue Shield cancelled its contracts with the transportation company providing rides because they were unequipped to serve rural Minnesotans. Typically these services were provided for seniors, low-income and disabled people. Often people depend on these rides for chemotherapy, dialysis or treatments for life threatening conditions. Canceling these contracts was not communicated to rural Minnesotans who need rides for medical appointments. Since this affects rural Minnesotans, I called Senator Gazelkas and received an immediate response from Senator Gazelkas assistant, Ken. He assured me they would work with the respective committee chair, though the chair is a Democrat and Senator Gazelka is a Republican. Regardless, I was assured that Senator Gazelka believes partisan politics is unproductive, its important to develop relationships with everyone, no matter what side of the aisle. Weve all been frustrated with disagreements in Washington, D.C. Its reassuring to have a senator representing us, who works for us, the people! How refreshing! Thank you so very much! Carolyn Kile, Sebeka

Ways to develop more meaningful friendships new study finds were suffering a national friendship crisis
Most Americans (75 percent!) are not satisfied with their friendships; 63 percent lack confidence in even their closest friends; and almost half of us would choose to have deeper friendships rather than more friends. Those are the findings of a new study, The State of Friendship in America 2013, by Lifeboat Friends at Their Best and Sea Change Strategies and Edge Research. Strong, trusting friendships are crucial to our sense of peace, happiness and well-being, says Dawna Hetzler, a speaker, womens mentor (and mentoree), and author of the new book, Walls of a Warrior: Conquering the Fears of Our Hearts ( But many of us, women in particular, build so many walls around our hearts to protect ourselves, we can never open ourselves to all the possible relationships we could have. Or, we do allow some people in, but we keep them at arms length. Strong friendships do make us happier, according to the new study. Forty-nine percent of people with seven or more close friends strongly agreed that they feel happy most of the time, while only 24 percent of people with just one good friend, and 19 percent with no friends, could say the same. You have to know and trust a person before you allow them into your heart, because when you open yourself up, you become vulnerable, says Hetzler. We all build walls to protect ourselves from hurt, fear, rejection, disapproval and other painful emotions, and thats natural. Some walls are healthy. But the invisible walls were often not even aware of prevent us from experiencing the honest, real relationships that can benefit us in so many ways. Hetzler shares some of what she learned working with Jericho Girls, the womens group she founded that focuses on dismantling unhealthy walls:

First, identify the walls you have. We build walls in response to many things real and perceived threats, fears, conditioning, rejection, Hetzler says. Many of us put up walls to hide our weaknesses; if you have trouble asking for help, this may be you! Jericho Girls members learned that acknowledging and being honest about their weaknesses allowed them to grow stronger. And that asking for help from friends offers those friends the gratification of giving. Making a list of your walls and understanding why theyre there is a good place to start the process. If the wall is unhealthy, identify the steps necessary to dismantle it. Sometimes we erect walls to protect ourselves from ourselves, Hetzler notes. One of my walls revolved around being needed too much, she says. I tend to take on a lot, then exhaust myself getting it all done. She realized she built a wall to prevent people from seeing that she really cannot do it all, and she pushed away those she feared might demand too much of her time and energy. She dealt with that wall by setting limits with herself and others. I say no when I need to, which allows me to build friendships instead of pushing people away. Arm yourself with words of inspiration. Powerful words help when we need positive reinforcement or reassurance when the way ahead looks scary. Hetzler has found that calling upon a quotation that she believes in provides both. Write down the quotes, Bible verses or other inspiration that have great meaning for you, she says. Each day, read one, reflect upon the meaning, pray or meditate, and contemplate the message it holds for you. These words will stick with you, and youll have them to call upon when you need them, she says. Creating deeper, honest friendships begins with opening our hearts to others, Hetzler says. When you begin taking down the walls, youll find youre more at peace with yourself, she says. And that allows you to develop the wonderful relationships that come from trust and sharing.

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stated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on August 20, 2014, or the next business day if August 20, 2014 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: December 27, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Assignee of Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Stephanie O. Nelson 0388918 Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR

Thursday, January 23, 2014

13-094116 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 19, 2006 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $33,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Frank J. Barthel and Cheri G. Barthel, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed April 24, 2006, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 441490, Thereafter modified by LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT dated February 20, 2013 and recorded May 28, 2013 as document number 484566 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association; Dated: October 2, 2012 filed: October 18, 2012, recorded as document number 481029 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 1, Block 31, Tweed's Fourth Addition PROPERTY ADDRESS: 503 3Rd Ave Sw, Long Prairie, MN 56347 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 36.0061600 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $36,598.80 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 20, 2014, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not rein-


DATE: December 10, 2013 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1. Date of Mortgage: August 11, 2003 2. Mortgagor: Nancy E. Williams, a single person 3. Mortgagee: Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union 4. Recording Information: Recorded on August 18, 2003, as Document Number 420136, in the Office of the County Recorder of Todd County, Minnesota 5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: The Mortgage was not assigned but Mortgagees name was changed and now is Central Minnesota Credit Union, by reason of conversion from federal to state charter. INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES 6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 21-0048500 7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises: Lot One (1), Block One (1), Friendly Acres, Todd County, Minnesota. The property is abstract property. 8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises: 20184 281st Avenue, Long Prairie, MN 56347.

OTHER FORECLOSURE DATA 9. The person holding the Mortgage: [check one] is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are []. The transaction agents mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is []. is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are: Mortgagee originated and is the sole mortgage servicer (Mortgagee is Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union now known as Central Minnesota Credit Union, 20 Fourth Avenue SE, Melrose, MN 56352). 10. If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is: n/a (not stated). INFORMATION REGARDING FORECLOSURE 11. The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. 12. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $ 46,972.38. 13. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: Forty Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-six and 82/100 Dollars ($40,526.82). 14. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Todd County, Minnesota, at public auction on February 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Todd County Sheriff s Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347. 15. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagors personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale. 16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23. If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on August 20, 2014. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.

Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Mark F. Uphus Attorney at Law 310 Main St. E PO Box 158, Melrose, MN 56352 Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Central Minnesota Credit Union 20 4th Ave SE., Melrose, MN 56352


THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: Mortgagor: Dustin Wiechmann, a single man Mortgagee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Dated: 12/05/2007 Recorded: 12/06/2007 Todd County Recorder Document No. 453391 Transaction Agent: N/A Transaction Agent Mortgage ID No: NA Lender or Broker: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Servicer: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Mortgage Originator: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: That part of the Northeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (NE 1/4 SE 1/4), Section Twenty-one (21), Township One hundred Twenty-seven (127) North, Range Thirty-two (32) West of the 5th P.M., according to the U.S. Government Survey thereof, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the NE 1/4 SE 1/4, Section 21, Township 127, Range 32, then North along the East section line of Section 21, Township 127, Range 32 a distance of 466 feet, then West and parallel with the South line of the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21 a distance of 466 feet, then South and parallel with the East section line of Section 21 a distance of 466 feet to the South line of the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21, then East along South line of the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21 a distance of 466 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Todd County, Minnesota. This is Abstract Property. TAX PARCEL NO.: 110032401 ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 11259 321st Avenue Grey Eagle, MN 56336 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $195,500.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $209,415.51 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/ Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; that no

action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 20, 2014, 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within 6 Months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 or the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes section 580.23 is August 20, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. M O R T G A G O R ( S ) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR`S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: December 23, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Mortgagee PETERSON, FRAM & BERGMAN, P.A. By: Michael T. Oberle, Ben I. Rust, Jonathan R. Cuskey, Michael V. Schleisman, Tracy J. Halliday Attorneys for: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Mortgagee 55 East Fifth Street, Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101-1718 651-209-7599 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16309-13-01610-2



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ThunderCats compete in tournaments

The ThunderCats youth wrestlers had a busy weekend with tournaments in Melrose and Staples. On Saturday, January 18 wrestlers competed in the Melrose Dutchmen dual tournament and earned wins over Melrose and Albany. In the first dual of the day, the ThunderCats wrestlers defeated Melrose 50-24 and won 10 of the 14 matches in the dual. We competed against the Albany Huskies in our second dual of the tournament and won by a score of 66-4 and won 13 of the 14 matches. It was a very solid performance by our ThunderCats youth wrestlers. On Sunday, January 19 we had 32 ThunderCats wrestlers attend the Staples-Motley open tournament. We finished the tournament with 15 individual champions and 7 wrestlers that finished the tournament in 2nd place in their bracket. Our individual champions at this tournament were Tate Strom, Chace Lorentz, Mason Bruder, Evan Flan, Ryan Browen, Nathan Browen, Justin Houdek, Tucker Zigan, Gavin Albers, Tate Twardowski, Riley Thom, Landon Gode, Cael Lorentz, Mason Gode, and Justin Crandall. Wrestlers that finished in 2nd place were Jackson Marcyes-Defoe, Tyler Johnson, Nye Becker, Colby Twardowski, Jake Pesta, Connor Flan, and Caleb Pesta. The other ThunderCats wrestlers that competed hard at Staples were Kabian Twardowski, Shawn Houdek, Braden Thom, Rudy Determan, Tyler Nelson, Carter Brown, Nathan Brown, Aiden Rech, Andre Recknor, and Zane Coyer. We finished as team champions in this tournament and were able to bring home the first place trophy! The ThunderCats youth wrestlers are off to a very solid start to the season. We have some exciting team tournaments coming up in St Michael-Albertville on Sunday, January 26 and in Pequot Lakes on Saturday, February 1. We are looking forward to the challenge of competing against some of the top teams in the State as we continue to build our program. The ThunderCats youth wrestlers are from Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Browerville schools. This is the first season that the wrestling clubs from the two schools have combined into one program. Please contact Coach Scott Albers at 320-309-4608 if you would like more information regarding the ThunderCats youth wrestling program. There is still time to register a wrestler as we have over two months left in our youth wrestling season.

Tigers run win total to 10

By Coach Middendorf

Browerville 69

Henning 50

Browerville Public School Lunch Menu

Mon. Jan. 27: Chicken nuggets, FF/ketchup, carrots/ cherry tomatoes, apple/orange, milk Tue. Jan. 28: Pizza hotdish, lettuce/broccoli, toasted cheese sandwich, peaches/applesauce, milk Wed. Jan. 29: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn, pear slices/orange, milk Thur. Jan. 30: Build your own salad, chicken pasta salad, hotdog, peach slices/pineapple, milk Fri. Jan. 31: Cheese pizza, baked/green beans, apple/pears, milk

Tiger Sports
Mon. Jan. 27: GBB hosts Sebeka, 6:00; WR @ Wadena, 5:00 Tue. Jan. 28: BBB hosts WCA, 5:00; BH hosts Park Rapids, 5:15; JHGBB vs Upsala, 4:30 Thur. Jan. 30: GBB hosts St. Johns, 6:00; GH hosts Norther Lakes; JHGBB vs Bertha, 4:30 Fri. Jan. 31: BBB @ Upsala, 5:00; GBB hosts Upsala, 6:00; WR @ JV PRC Conf. tourney Sat. Feb. 1: WR @ Varsity PRC Conf. tourney; BH @ Sauk Rapids

Browerville scored 42 points in the first half and four girls scored in double figures in the contest as the Tigers prevailed 6950 Friday night in Browerville. Quinn Kircher and Crystal Pearson each scored 11 points in the first half as the orange and black jumped out of the gates early and took a 25 point lead into halftime. Great half-court defense led to many fast break opportunities for the Tigers who shot 9 of 13 at the free throw line. Kendra Buchta and Pearson each finished with 16 points while Paige Callahan and Kircher also reached double figures with 11 points. Kale Knutson ran the offense with finesse and chipped in 8 points including a long range three pointer to the end the first half. Megan Carry dropped in two buckets off the bench while Kate Kellen added a triple to aid the Tiger scoring attack.

Browerville 63 Pillager 43
The Tigers jumped out to an early 20-0 lead 4 minutes into the game and never looked back as they took down the Huskies Tuesday night in Pillager. The orange and black forced a number of turnovers early in the game and cashed in on the offensive end. Browerville was led by a balanced scoring attack as 3 players reached double figures in scoring. Kendra Buchta scored 13 of her game high 16 points in the first half while Quinn Kircher and Paige Callahan each tallied 12 points. Crystal Pearson scored eight points and pulled down 10 rebounds while Kate Kellen produced seven points off the bench. Kale Knutson finished the contest with 5 points while Katelyn Middendorf added a triple to aid the Tiger scoring attack. The Tigers shot a season high 77% from the free throw line as they connected on 10 of 13 from the charity stripe. Browerville currently sits with an overall record of 10-2. The Tigers will travel to BBE on Saturday for a boy/girl double header and then will return home for three games, Monday Jan. 27th vs. Sebeka, Thursday Jan. 30th vs. St. John s Prep, and Friday Jan. 31st vs. Upsala .

Tiger Boys Basketball Defeats Long Prairie 56-48 Friday January 17

8th grade students put their CO2 cars to the test last week in shop class

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: December 10, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Stephanie O. Nelson 0388918 Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR

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ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 27, 2006 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $79,500.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Fabiola Botello Becerra a/k/a Fabiola Botello and Miguel Carrillo, Wife and Husband MORTGAGEE: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed May 3, 2006, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 441719 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 7, Block 13, Tweed's Fourth Addition to the Village of Long Prairie. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1202nd Ave SW, Long Prairie, MN 56347 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 36-0048800 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $74,885.22 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 30, 2014, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on July 30, 2014, or the next business day if July 30, 2014 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE

Proceedings of the Board of Education Regular Meeting #1 Independent School District #787 January 13, 2014 Browerville, Minnesota Conference Room 7:30 P.M. Members Present: Denis Irsfeld, Bob Bryniarski, Mike Jeziorski, Heidi Iten, Denise Gaida, Joe Duncan, Cory Heid Members Absent: None Others Present: Scott Vedbraaten - Superintendent, Patrick Sutlief K-12 Principal, Darla Schaefer-Business Manager, Venus King Browerville Blade, Wayne Petermeier Activities Director, Bob Schueller, and Susan Lowe. The meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Irsfeld at 7:30 P.M. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Duncan, second by Bryniarski, and carried to approve the agenda as presented. Election of School Board Officers Board Chairperson Irsfeld called for nominations for the position of Chairperson. Election was duly held and Bryniarski was elected Chairperson. Chairperson Bryniarski called for nominations for the position of Clerk. Election was duly held and Iten was elected Clerk. Chairman Bryniarski called for nominations for the position of Treasurer. Election was duly held and Jeziorski was elected Treasurer. Motion by Iten second by Jeziorski, and carried to approve the minutes of Regular Meeting #11 December 9, 2013, as reviewed and published. School Organization Details 2013 An omnibus motion by Irsfeld, seconded by Jeziorski and carried to establish the following details: 1. Official school newspaper: Browerville Blade 2. Official Meeting Dates: Second Monday in January May, August - December and the last Monday in June 2013 at 7:30 P.M. 3. Authorize the Bryniarski Chairman and/or the Superintendent of Schools to con-

tract and retain services of legal counsel for the District, as need or required. 4. Set the 2014 Mileage Rate: Current federal rate - $ .56/mile. Heid, second by Iten and carried to set the 2014 School Board reimbursement at the same rate as 2013; Board Salary: $1,200.00 Chairperson: 400.00 Clerk: 200.00 Treasurer: 100.00 Special Meeting: 50.00 Motion by Duncan, second by Jeziorski and carried to appoint the following representatives to School Board Committees: 1. Vocational Advisory Committee: Irsfeld 2. Community Education: Iten 3. Community Concerned for Youth: Sutlief 4. System Accountability: Heid, Jeziorski 5. Negotiations: Irsfeld, Heid, Duncan 6. NJPA Representative: Iten, Jeziorski 7. Health and Safety: Bryniarski, Heid 8. Freshwater Education District: Gaida Motion by Heid, second by Iten and carried to designate the following representatives to the MSHSL: Board Representative: Bryniarski Administrative Representative: Vedbraaten Boys Sports: Petermeier Girls Sports: Sutlief Music: Sanders Motion by Jeziorski, second by Bryniarski and carried to authorize the following individuals to generate electronic fund transfers and to transact all financial business as per district policy: Darla Schaefer - Business Manager Scott Vedbraaten Superintendent Bob Bryniarski - Board Chair Mike Jeziorski - Treasurer Motion by Duncan, second by Jeziorski and carried to authorize all district payroll and vendor payments to be signed via facsimile signatures of Chairperson, Clerk and Treasurer and to authorize the Business Manager and/or Superintendent to sign all Imprest and Student Activity Account check payments. Motion by Heid, second by Iten and carried with Irsfeld abstaining, to name the following as school depositories: American Heritage National Bank; MSBA Liquid Asset Fund Plus; PMA Inc. Reports Mr. Sutlief reported on the following: The Triple A Award winners were Abigail Irsfeld and Trent Johnson. Donna Steffl coordinated a health career presentation with Browerville alumni presenting to the tenth through twelfth grade students. Mr. Meissner s class went to court to see the legal process live and in person on December 16. FFA competed last Thursday in Meat, Poultry, and Fish and Wildlife. Browerville finished in third place in Meats and Poultry. The BPA Tiger Cards will be out very soon. BPA will be going to the regional competition on Friday, January 31 at Alexandria Tech. The elementary science fair will be held January 28-29 with winners moving on to the Freshwater

exhibit two weeks later. The one act play is currently practicing. Competition is set for January 25. School performances are set for the morning and afternoon of January 23. A community presentation is set for January 26. Mr. Petermeier reported on: Both the basketball teams have been playing quite well. He went on to add that playoff venue was unclear. Because of concerns relating to sub-section placement, it is a bit foggy which school will host. Mr. Vedbraaten shared the information from the December 2013 Breakfast/Lunch Report. He also gave a report about the concern for the health of the current phone system. Superintendent Vedbraaten met with The Eagle Valley superintendent on Monday, January 13. Purpose of the meeting was to offer course and extra curricular offerings to the students of Eagle Valley. New Business Mr. Vedbraaten presented information to the directors containing student enrollment from 2013-14 and projected enrollment/pupil units for 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-2017. Motion by Irsfeld, second by Duncan and carried to approve menu choices from the Freshwater Education District for shared services 2014-2015. The 2014-2015 school calendar was presented to the directors for a first review. Motion by Irsfeld and Second by Iten to reinstate golf contingent on the following: funding to ensure no cost to the Browerville School District, name recognition in the pairing with Long Prairie - Grey Eagle, and satisfactory contract. Motion by Heid, second by Jeziorski and carried to approve the overnight field trip for the baseball team to participate in a Canby baseball tournament on May 16-17. Other Business Motion by Gaida and second by Irsfeld to reimburse Bruce Curley 432.97 for materials relating to staff development. Bills Motion by Duncan, second by Gaida and carried to approve vendor claims in the following accounts: General Fund: $209,339.41 Food Service: 15,889.19 Transportation: 38,420.89 Community Service: 4,467.39 Capital Expenditure: 865.71 Debt Service 148,550.00 Trust and Agency 800.57 Total $418,333.16 Motion by Jeziorski, second by Gaida and carried to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 P.M. Heidi Iten, Clerk I.S.D. # 787 Browerville Public School

Three signs Its Time to Call 9-1-1

Each year, about 600,000 Americans - one in four deaths - in the United States are from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of the 715,000 Americans who have a heart attack each year, about 525,000 are first-timers, says the CDC, and those individuals may not know what s happening. Sadly, many people do not get to the hospital on time, says paramedic Dale Hemstalk. If someone is having a heart attack, for example, they should get to the hospital without delay upon the initial onset of symptoms. Warning signs that its time dial 9-1-1. *Symptoms for a heart attack: Men and women frequently report different symptoms. Men tend to have the classic signs, such as pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that goes away and comes back; pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms; chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath. (For women, symptoms tend to be back or jaw pain; difficulty breathing; nausea or dizziness; unexplainable anxiety or fatigue; mild flu-like symptoms; palpitations, cold sweats or dizziness. Triggers tend to be different between the sexes, too. In women, it s often stress; in men, it s physical exertion. *Symptoms for a stroke: There are clear, telltale characteristics of a stroke, including sagging on one side of the face, an arm that s drifting down and garbled speech. But there are also more subtle signs from the onset, such as sudden numbness of one side of the body, including an arm, leg and part of the face; sudden confusion, trouble speaking and understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden loss of balance; sudden headache for no apparent reason. Risk factors include diabetes, tobacco use, hypertension, heart disease, a previous stroke, irregular heartbeat, obesity, high cholesterol and heavy alcohol use. *Symptoms for heart failure: This is not the same as a heart attack, which occurs when a vessel supplying the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrients becomes completely blocked. Heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart can t pump properly, which may be due to fluid in the lungs. Warning signs include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen ankles, chest congestion and an overall limitation on activities. Just one of these symptoms may not be cause for alarm; but more than one certainly is. Risk factors include various heart problems, serious viral infections, drug or alcohol abuse, severe lung disease and chemotherapy. At no point should anyone be discouraged from calling 911; the bottom line is, if you feel it s an emergency and you need to call 911, call 911! There are many reasons to seek assistance from emergency responders, and they are not limited to these mentioned.

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Dawn M. Kostek, Staples, drive after suspension-$285.00 Jennifer F. Paul, Staples, expired drivers license-$185.00; driver after revocation-$290.00; no proof insurance-$200.00; drive after revocation-$290.00 Eagle Bend Police Gary U. Hommerding, Eagle Bend, drive after revocation$285.00; uninsured vehicle$200.00 DNR Anthony P. Doherty, Prior Lake, take fish w/o angling license$190.00 Ryan L. Spike, Montrose, use artifical lights after sunset-$190.00 Marcus R. Tomsche, Sauk Centre, fail to display valid ATV registration-$115.00 Wayne W. Warzecha, Long Prairie, hunt deer w/o license$390.00; untagged big game animal-$190.00 MN State Patrol John R. Greig, Motley, DWI$515.00, 90 days, stayed 90 days, 2 yr, probation, 2 yr, chem depend. eval, MADD impact panel Christopher J. Sazama, Ottertail, drive after revocation-$290.00 Michael J. Bitzan, Mpls, 80/70$130.00 Electronic proof is now acceptable by law. Registration cards do not need to be carried in a regular passenger vehicle. If you are operating a commercial motor vehicle, then they do and an officer will ask for that as well. Any other information that is asked of a motorist on a traffic stop will depend on the totality of the circumstances surrounding the contact incident. After giving you all of this information, I just want to say that of course, driving at safe speeds and always buckling up (including your passengers) are simple ways to avoid a roadside chat with an officer! Thanks for asking. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at,

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sheriffs Report
On January 9, a telephone scam was reported by a Todd County resident. The caller attempted to obtain credit card information. The Todd County Sheriff s office reminds all Todd County residents not to provide any personal information, including bank and credit card accounts. A property damage accident was reported at 10:45 am, January 12. The incident had occurred the previous evening when Genevieve Fletcher, Burtrum, lost control of her 2007 Chevrolet Equinox on County 13 and left the road, striking a fence post and a tree. The vehicle sustained severe front end damage. No injuries were reported. On January 13, at 11:14 pm, an SUV, driven by John Helgeson, struck a deer on County 51, a couple of miles east of Osakis. The SUV suffered damage to the drivers side and front and was able to be driven from the scene. At approx. 11:15, on January 13, Robin Delage struck a deer on County 12. The vehicle sustained minor damage to the front end; no one was injured. On January 16, at 11:54 am, Todd County Deputies responded to a vehicle crash involving a single axle propane tanker and a semi tanker carrying gasoline on County 21, at 370th St. Both trucks were traveling north on County 21; the propane tanker was turning left on 370th St., with the gasoline tanker attempted to pass, causing the crash. Both vehicle sustained moderate damage. Lawrence Doll, Eagle Bend, driver of the propane tanker sustained a minor injury; the other driver, Scott Carpenter, Wadena, was not injured. The tanks on the trucks remained intact and no contents were spilled. The sheriff s office was assisted at the scene by the Clarissa and Browerville Fire Depts. and the MN State Patrol. The crash is still under investigation. At 11:23 am, January 18, the sheriff s office received a report of a missing person, identified as 22 year old Jared Wallenfelsz of Maple Grove. Friends reported that Wallenfelsz was last seen driving a snowmobile from his familys cabin on Long Lake, near Burtrum at approx. 1:30 am that morning. Deputies responded to the scene and patrolled the area on snowmobile. At 12:43 pm Wallenfelsz and his crashed snowmobile were locted oon a wooded lake lot on the northwest side of the lake. Wallenfelsz died as a result of the crash. Poor visibility due to the weather, alcohol, and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash. MN DNR assisted in the search. The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged to call the Todd County Sheriffs Department at 320-7322157 or 1-800-794-5733.

By Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: What items do police officers ask you for when you are stopped? I see on television that it is different sometimes like in different states. I was stopped many years ago, and I dont plan on getting stopped anytime soon but I just want to make sure I am prepared. Answer: License and registration Maam isnt always the case, thats for sure. I am asked this question frequently, and I am happy to answer it for you yet once again, especially since we have so many enforcement projects going on. In Minnesota, officers typically ask you for two things. The first thing is a valid Minnesota driver license. The second thing is your current proof of insurance. If you dont have your driver license with you as required by law, then the officer will ask for another form of picture identification and will run your information on the computer for status, warrants and other issues. As for the insurance proof, the law requires you to carry proof of current insurance for the vehicle you are operating, so that if you are stopped by an officer you will have it available when asked. The insurance proof must contain the vehicle identification information (including make, model and year) as well as the effective and expiration dates of the policy. The date you are stopped has to be within those dates. Carrying around the same card for long periods of time after expiration does not satisfy the law requirements. Officers typically cite you for not having proof of insurance, then you have to settle with the court on the matter, so it pays to keep the current insurance proof in your vehicle, so it can be shown to police by the driver if stopped. If you dont have it now, get a copy from your insurance agent.

Safety and training urged With rise in motorcycle rider deaths in 2013
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY CENTER HEADING TO INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW Minnesota motorcyclists lost 60 fellow riders in 2013, according to preliminary data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Despite the shorter riding season, the number of rider deaths increased nine percent from 2012, when 55 riders lost their lives. Operator error, motorist failure to yield right-of-way and alcohol continue to be common contributing factors. Fifty-seven crashes resulted in the 60 rider deaths, of which 30 only involved the motorcycle. Failure to negotiate a curve was cited 20 times in those crashes. We can all do more to keep motorcyclists safe on the roads, said Bill Shaffer of the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center. Riders can take responsibility by keeping their skills sharp through training, wearing high-visibility protective gear and riding sober. Drivers can share the road by giving riders room and taking the time to look twice for motorcyclists. Last year, 20 rider fatalities occurred in July, making it the deadliest July on record for motorcyclists and the second deadliest month in the past 15 years. August 2008 was the deadliest with 21 rider deaths. International Motorcycle Show (IMS) Jan. 17-19 Motorcyclists will have a chance to test their riding skills in a virtual environment on the SMARTrainer, a motorcycle simulator with a range of scenarios. Each rider receives a performance review. Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)-certified RiderCoaches will be at the IMS to talk about motorcycle safety topics and MMSC training courses. New

2014 MMSC material, including the Rider Training Courses Brochure, the Start Seeing Motorcyclists bumper stickers and reflective decal stickers, will also be on hand. Training Courses for New and Experienced Riders With rider error a leading factor in motorcyclist crashes, the MMSC recommends riders to sign up for one of the affordable and potentially life-saving courses at Courses range from the Basic Rider Course for new riders wanting to earn their motorcycle endorsement to Civilian Police Motorcycle Courses where experienced riders can learn the same techniques used by police motor officers. Experienced riders also benefit from additional training to hone their crash-avoidance skills, including counter-steering and emergency braking. About the Minnesota Department Public Safety The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) comprises 11 divisions where 2,100 employees operate programs in the areas of law enforcement, crime victim assistance, traffic safety, alcohol and gambling, emergency communications, fire safety, pipeline safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration and emergency management. DPS activity is anchored by three core principles: education, enforcement and prevention.

Court Report
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) December 27: Joshua L. Janssen, Staples, appeared in court on charges of two counts of DWI, driving after revocation and no proof of insurance. An omnibus hearing was scheduled for February 3. January 13: Peter D. Ellis, Swanville, was sentenced for second degree assault with a dangerous weapon. He was ordered to pay $135, supply a DNA sample and was committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for 36 months. Dustin R. Sutton, Swanville, made his first court appearance on second degree criminal sexual conduct charges. A March 3 omnibus hearing was scheduled.


Q: What skills and education do I need to be a DNR wildland firefighter? A: DNR wildland firefighters must have approved training (see raining for required courses and schedules) and pass a physical fitness test at the moderate level. Basic wildland firefighter training includes three classroom/field courses, generally offered in early spring and again in the summer, and two self-study courses. The DNR employs two types of firefighters: emergency/intermittent positions and seasonal positions. The intermittent positions (smokechasers, fire lead response, fire technicians) are hired directly by DNR area forestry offices for regular, short-term work during high fire danger periods in the spring and fall. Smokechasers are most often local residents. Desirable skills and qualities include mechanical ability, drivers license and a willingness to work long hours under difficult conditions. Seasonal wildland fire and prescribed fire positions (natural resource lead fire response, natural resource technician, and general laborer) are posted on the state employment website at: Federal agency wildland firefighter jobs are posted at -Jean Goad, information officer, Minnesota Interagency Fire Center

Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff Charles C. Bogdanovich, S St paul, drive after revocation$290.00; no child restaint-$50.00 Nikolas C. Brezina, Nelson, 65/55-$130.00 Lea M. Dierkhising, Long Prairie, 65/55-$130.00 Joshua A. Dumpprope, Staples, DWI-$510.00; 90 days, stayed 89 days, 2 yr, supervised probation, 2 yr, chem. depend. eval, MADD impact panel, random testing Gary U. Hommerding, Eagle Bend, drive after revocation$285.00 Mikhail E. Johnson, Fergus Falls, tamper w/motor vehicle$190.00, 90 days, stayed 89 days, 1 yr, supervised probation, 1 yr Scott A. Johnson, Swanville, possess marijuana-$700.00, 20 days, supervised probation, 5 yr, chem. depend. eval, random testing, no alcohol Mandi L. Larson, Henning, DWI-$1015.00, 365 days, stayed 350 days, 6 yr, supervised probation, 6 yr, chem depend. eval, MADD impact panel, no alcohol,

random testing Claudia A. Ruiz-Gomez, Long Prairie, no valid license-$190.00; no proof insurance-$200.00 BJ L. Wolbeck, Swanville, no proof insurance-$585.00, 365 days, stayed 350 days, 2 yr, probation, 2 yr Long Prairie Police Aaron J. Eickhoff, Long Prairie, DWI-$615.00, 365 days, 350 days stayed 6 yr, supervised probation, 6 yr, chem. depend. eval, no alcohol, random testing Joshua J. Luberts, Long Prairie, criminal sexual conduct-$1,000, $2,500.00 restitution, 30 days, supervised probation, 5 yr, sex offender treatment, no alcohol, random testing, no pornographic/sexually explicit material, no contact w/females under 18, no contact w/victim or family, polygraph exam Victoria M. Montoya, Clarissa, theft-$140.00 Staples Police Jessie M. Eckes, Staples, no proof insurance-$290.00 Jeffrey M. Emery, Forrest City, AZ, false name to police-$140.00, 90 days

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Tiger wrestling
The Browerville Tiger wrestling team faced its busiest week of the season with some wrestlers facing up to nine matches last week. The week consisted of a triangular with Long Prairie/Grey Eagle and Eden Valley/Watkins on Tuesday, followed by a quadrangular in Osakis with Benson, Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted and Osakis, and ended on Saturday with a 20 team tournament in Thief River Falls with a number of state ranked opponents. On Tuesday, the Tigers had a pair of opportunities to win duals but came up just short. In the opening dual of the night EVW bested Browerville by nine with a pivotal match going the Eagles way at 195 pounds. Dalton Butler recorded and 13-10 victory followed up by a fall from Jackson Wollenburg to put the Tigers up 21-12 after 145 pounds but it wasnt enough as EVW won 42-33. In the second dual of the evening the Tigers again came up just short, losing to LP/GE 42-34. Noah Becker opened the dual with an 18-7 victory and Wollenburg recorded another victory by fall at 145 pounds but it was again not enough as the Thunder recorded three falls after that to secure the victory. In Osakis on Friday, some very encouraging individual results were seen but a number of forfeits and losses by fall ended up dooming the Tigers in all three duals. The Tigers lost the opening dual to HL-W/W 4625, the second to Osakis 66-0 and the final dual of the night to Benson 60-24. Kellen Pulliam earned his first varsity match win with an 11 -3 major decision against Wyatt Frank of HL-W/W helping stake the tigers to an early 16-6 lead. Against Osakis, the Tigers opted to wrestle the more difficult opponent on two occasions that certainly impacted the final team score. Noah Becker wrestled, and lost, to state ranked Trenton Coyer at 113 pounds in a 4-2 decision and Jackson Wollenburg lost a last second decision to Ryan Engfer 5-4. Against Benson, Becker, Wollenburg and Damian Lange all picked up victories by fall. Early Saturday morning Browerville headed north to Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls for a long, but exciting day of wrestling. 20 varsity and 22 junior varsity and junior high teams participated. It was a good day of wrestling, with a wide range of skill level many wrestlers saw opponents at their ability level and gave them an opportunity to find out where they are at and where they need to improve. Three athletes competed at the junior high level with John Statema taking 2nd and Kellen Pulliam and Devin Lange taking 3rd. In the junior varsity competition six wrestlers took the mat Nic Becker, Austin Twardowski, Russell Parteka, Bo Olson, Austin Chyba and Jamie Gaida. Olson and Parteka placed 3rd and 6th at 195 pounds respectively and Chyba took 4th at 220. In the varsity tournament the Tigers had four participants, Noah Becker at 106, Dalton Butler at 132, Jackson Wollenburg at 138, and Damian Lange at 195. Becker in the toughest weight of the tournament, with four ranked opponents, ended up placing 4th, losing 4-2 to Andrew Nissen of BCLB who is ranked 5th at 106 and 5-3 to Jeremiah Harper of NYM who is ranked 8th at 113 for 3rd. Lange placed 6th at 195 pounds going 2-2. Wollenburg went 2-2 but came up one match short of placing and Butler went 0-2 losing his final match 8-6. This week sees the Tigers go to Wadena for a triangular with W/DC and BH-V on Tuesday and hosts the Tiger Duals on Friday.

Tigers erase Silverstreaks
By Jim Roberts A Prairie Conference matchup between Browerville and Osakis took place last Tuesday night in Browerville. Both teams put forth a solid defensive effort that kept the game exciting throughout. The score at the half was 22 to 19 in favor of the Tigers from Browerville. Neither team could really get their offenses going, but defense was a top priority. I have to give credit to Osakis defense. It just seemed to keep us out of sync, is what coach Schueller had to say. Cody Hansmeyer knocked down two big 3-pointers in the first half and Trevor Johnson scored six points also to help the Tigers keep an advantage at the half. The Tigers offense became more aggressive in the second half behind Bryce Irsfelds 21 points. Grant Heid came off the bench to score six of his eight points in the half. Osakis shot the ball well in the second half also, and always seemed to be within reach, but just didnt have the answer for Browervilles offense. After consecutive 3pointers by Hansmeyer and Irsfeld, the clock was working in favor of the Tigers. Browerville did not miss a free throw in the second half and went on to win this one by a final score of 61 52. Irsfeld led all scorers with 21 points. He also had 5 assists and two steals. Hansmeyer finished with 13 points.

Tigers weather the Thunder

By Nels Nielson The games between Browerville and Long Prairie over the last few years have seemed to draw a good crowd in either building. Last Friday night was no exception as the Long Prairie gym was near full to see these two teams. Long Prairie came out with a little fire and stormed out to an 8-0 lead. Browerville responded with a 16 to 2 run to make the score 16 10 in their favor. Bryce Irsfeld got things going in the first half with two three point buckets after a basket by Trevor Johnson. Jordan Thielen also scored on a shot from behind the arc and Grant Heid scored to give the Tigers their first lead at 12-10. Irsfeld again nailed a 3pointer from the corner and was fouled. He would finish the 4 point play and Browerville was ahead 16 to 10. Tommy Geisenhof paced the way for the Thunder scoring 11 first half points. Irsfeld would make two more threes, to finish the half, for a total of five. Browerville went to the locker room with a 29 to 25 lead. In the second half, the Thunder chipped away at Browerville. The pace of the game began to favor Long Prairie and all-of-a-sudden, the Thunder took a three point lead. Irsfeld again took over in the open court creating some pull up shots and drawing some fouls to score eleven consecutive points to give the lead back to the Tigers. The Tigers defense also tightened up and held the Thunder scoreless for six minutes. Those six scoreless minutes won the game for the Tigers as they jumped out to an eight point lead that they would not relin-

quish. Browerville made six of their seven free throw attempts in the second half and finished out the win by a final score of 56 48 Bryce Irsfeld led all scorers with 31 points while pulling down 6 rebounds and handing out 2 assists. Cody Hansmeyer scored 10 points and also had 6 rebounds. Long Prairie was led by Tommy Geisenhof s 18 points.

License available for rough fish removal in Otter Tail County

People interested in applying for the commercial fishing license that allows the removal of rough fish from lakes and streams in northwestern Otter Tail County should contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources by Friday, Jan. 31. An application to transfer the license was filed, triggering the legal requirement that the DNR notify the public of a change in status and accept applications from other qualified individuals who want to apply for the license. Applicants should have experience with seines and hoop nets as well as transporting large quantities of fish. The license holder is considered a commercial operator and is responsible for the marketing and, if necessary, lawful disposal of fish harvested under terms of the license. More information is available by contacting Neil Vanderbosch, DNR commercial fisheries program consultant. Inquires may be made via postal mail to Vanderbosch at 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minn., 55155 4020; 651-259 5178; or email at

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Rates & Policies

Classified Ads: . . . . . . .15 words = $7.00 each additional word 15 Advertising Rate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.25 per column inch Inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 each $80.00 per thousand Card of Thanks: . .Up to 25 words = $7 25 to 50 words = $10.50 Over 50 words, 5 each additional word In Memory: . . . . . .Up to 25 words = $10 25 to 50 words = $12.50 Happy Birthday Ads . . . . . . . . . . . .(3 inch) with picture = $15.00 Copies: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1/2 x 11 20 each, 1 side 2 sides =30 11 x 17 = 35 each, 1 side 2 sides = 50 Engagement, Birth, Wedding . .announcement with photo $15.00 Engagement, Birth, Wedding . . .announcement no photo $10.00 Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .no photo $6.00 Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .with photo $10.00 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .first sheet $1.50 each additional sheet 20 Notary Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.00 Error responsibility: It is the responsibility of the person placing the ad to check for errors and notify our office with corrections. We reserve the right to edit or reject any copy or illustration that does not meet our standards. Letters to the Editor: Letters are welcome and will be published at our discretion. The Browerville Blade reserves the right to refuse, edit or ask for changes in any letter submitted for publication. All letters must be signed and include the authors name, address and a phone number. Printed letters will include only the name and address. Letters to the Editor should include opinions and ideas but should not be personal or libelous. Letters to the the Editor should not be confused with Cards of Thanks Endorsing letters: A letter written only to endorse a political candidate will be considered an advertisement and will be charged as such. Todd County Country Courier: Circulation 10,000 plus Ad rates: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.00 a column inch Inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 each $80.00 per thousand Deadlines: Browerville Blade: All news and advertising should be at the Blade office by Friday at 3:00 p.m. for publication the following week Country Courier: The Courier is published 11 times a year, mostly on the first Friday of each month. Deadlines are at the week before the first Friday of the month.

Grain Market Report

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Part time Custodial Posting Browerville Public School
The Browerville Public School has an opening for a custodian, 5 hours per day. The duties for the position include; general cleaning, vacuuming, gym setup, mowing, trimming and other duties as assigned. The position requires the ability to lift up to 65 lbs. and use ladders up to 10. Applications for the position are available in the main school office or on the Browerville Public School web site and are to be returned to the main office, this will remain open until filled. Applicants must pass a current Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Minnesota Predatory Offender Registry background check. Contact Walt Lucas, Head Custodian with questions at 320-594-8125. The Browerville Public School is an equal opportunity employer

Certified Nursing Assistants

Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa has openings for evening shifts. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a CNA Certification. CTCCC offers a wide variety of benefits and is an equal opportunity employer. You may apply in the Business Office or pick up an application after hours at the Nurses Station. Call 218-756-3636 or contact Amanda Rickbeil at

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Safe walking when snow melts/refreezes

With the winter of 2014 underway and much of the U.S. covered in snow, here are some tips from the Snow & Ice Management Association on safe walking when snow melts and refreezes. Falls account for more than 1M injuries in the U.S. annually. The most common type of walking accident is the slip and fall. For example the type of fall that happens when you fall walking on a sidewalk, parking lot or street not clear of snow or ice. "The most dangerous part of a snow storm may be the day or days following the snow when sunny skies and higher temperatures during the day melt the snow, and lower temperatures at night refreeze the melted snow, creating a cycle that could continue for days, creating a hazardous condition for walking and driving," said Martin B. Tirado, CAE, Executive Director of the Milwaukee-based Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA). SIMA, the North American nonprofit organization representing the snow removal industry, has these tips on safe winter walking. TIP #1: Wear proper footwear. Proper footwear should place the entire foot on the surface of the ground and have visible treads. Avoid a smooth sole and opt for a heavy treaded shoe with a flat bottom. TIP #2: Be careful when you shift your weight. When stepping off a curb or getting into a car, be careful since shifting your weight may cause an imbalance and result in a fall. The same theory applies if you are carrying something such as grocery bags

Todd County Employment Opportunities

Applicants must complete an official Todd County Application for Employment Submit to: Todd County Administration, 215 1st Avenue South, Suite 300, Long Prairie, MN 56347 or email to Applications and job descriptions are available online at Office Support Specialist-Health & Human Services .6 FTE Requires a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience. Must be Merit system qualified for this position. Position is grant funded for a minimum of 2 years. Application deadline 1/23/2014. MN Merit System Applications may be found online at: Todd County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As I begin a new chapter in my liferetirement from full time employment-I want to thank everyone for the beautiful cards, wonderful gifts, gratifying telephone calls and most of all attending the party. A special thank you to my co-workers for hosting the party--you are awesome. I have been blessed with an excellent career, outstanding coworkers and wonderful memories. May God bless each of you always, Maryann Woeste
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or a child--the imbalance can cause you to slip and fall. TIP #3: Plan ahead. While walking on snow or ice on sidewalks or in parking lots, be aware of your surroundings. Instead of just looking down, pause and look up occasionally to see where your feet will move next to anticipate ice or an uneven surface. Occasionally scan from left to right to ensure you are not in the way of vehicles or other hazards. TIP #4: Conditions nice for ice. Watch for areas where melting and refreezing may persist for weeks. These areas may include parking lot drainage areas, roof gutters, piles of snow where melting and refreezing can continue for weeks. Also posing threats are areas where snow melts from overhangs and then refreezes, where melted water may pool between parking spaces or buildings, or walkways with trees dripping water on sidewalks. TIP #5: Anticipate black ice. Watch for thin sheets of ice that may appear as wet pavement (black ice). Often ice will appear in the morning, in shady spots or where the sun shines during the day and melted snow refreezes at night. TIP #6: Walk even slower on stairs. When walking up or down outdoor steps or stairways, be sure to grip handrails firmly and plant your feet securely on each step.

TIP #7: Avoid taking shortcuts. Shortcuts are a good idea if you are in a hurry, but may be a bad idea if there is snow and ice on the ground. A shortcut path may be treacherous because it is likely to be located where snow and ice removal is not possible. TIP #8: Enter a building carefully. When you get to your destination such as school, work, shopping center, etc., be sure to look at the floor as you enter the building. The floor may be wet with melted snow and ice. Following these tips will help ensure that you survive the snow and ice season safely. For more snow and ice removal tips, visit SIMA.

Property Transfers
QCD Patricial Theresa Kasch to Terry M Kasch 12-16-13 Lot 5 Blk 2 Middendorf s Subd rec 1-314 QCD Patricia Theresa Kasch to Terry M Kasch 12-16-13 Lot 16 Blk 1 Scenic Valley Big Sauk Lake Add rec 1-3-14

LIMITED WTY Federal Natl Mtg Assn to Jeremy Bell etal 1216-13 pt S2SW4 13-129-33 rec 16-14 QCD-JT Ernest DeBoer etux to Roger Eilers etal 12-19-13 Lot 14 Blk 10 Sylvan Shores #1 rec 1-614 QCD Trustee of the Karen A Peterson Revocable Trust Agreement dated 10-31-12 to Karen A Peterson deed dated 1010-13 pt SW4NE4 and NW4SE4 33-129-32 rec 1-6-14 WTY Steven G McCormick etux to Gail A Stanger Revocable Trust Agreement DTD 5-10-13 etal deed dated 1-3-14 Naglers Mound View Estates rec 1-6-14 WTY Steven A Marty to Bear Crossing LLC 12-31-13 NW4 SW4 1-127-32 rec 1-6-13 WTY Gordon D Bense to AgStar Financial Services FLCA 1-3-14 pt SW4NE4, SE4NE4 and NE4SE4 19-129-14 TRUSTEES DEED Trustees of the John H Glieden Family Trust to John William Glieden 12-3013 W2SE4 25-133-32 rec 1-8-14

Quilting for a cause

Several ladies, members of Browerville community, continue to get together and make quilts. Piles of them. The quilts are all hand made, and are donated to various worthy causes across the country.

Accidents, continued
Wallenfelsz of Maple Grove. Friends reported that Wallenfelsz was last seen driving a snowmobile from his familys cabin on Long Lake, near Burtrum at approx. 1:30 am that morning. Deputies responded to the scene and patrolled the area on snowmobile. At 12:43 pm Wallenfelsz and his crashed snowmobile were located on a wooded lake lot on the northwest side of the lake. Wallenfelsz died as a result of the crash. Poor visibility due to the weather, alcohol, and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash. MN DNR assisted in the search. The crash remains under investigation.

Eagle Valley, continued

and basketball programs in future seasons. Also at the Jan. 13 meeting, school board members re-elected Sharon Notch to serve as chair, and elected Shawn Rowe to serve as vice-chair. Twila Pierce was re-elected clerk to the board. The board voted to change from a per-diem system of payment for attendance at board and committee meetings, to an annual system. Board members will be paid $1,200 per year during 2014. Several members commented during the per-diem discussion that Browerville School Board used this system, and that it simplified bookkeeping and payments. Board members will be paid separately for retreats and allday meetings that occur. They will receive $75 for attendance at board retreat sessions, and $90 for attendance at all-day meetings. Salaries for the board chair and clerk were continued at their current rate, $500 each per year for the additional duties of these offices. A roster of committee memberships for board members was discussed and approved. The Independent News Herald was designated as the districts official newspaper. Substitute teacher pay was continued at $100 per day. Members were informed of a water pipe break at the Eagle Bend building during the threeday January thaw over the weekend of Jan. 10-12. The water was cleaned up and the pipe capped. Head Custodian Dan Rabenhorst said everything was proceeding to prepare for the closure of the Eagle Bend building during the week of Jan. 20. The heating system, sprinkler system, water system, security, and other aspects of the building were being prepared for the shutdown according to standard best practices, he said. Board members voted not to require students or staff to make up the lost school day on Jan. 6 when Minnesota public schools were ordered closed by Governor Mark Dayton because of the extreme cold weather. Board members voted not to hold school on April 9, the day of a major music contest hosted by Eagle Valley Public Schools, because the contest is so extensive that it will require the use of every room in the Clarissa building.

Right: High winds and blowing snow caused unsafe travel conditions on many area roads last week. This is a view of US 71 facing north towards Browerville.