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By Marilyn Anderson

ZUMBROTA Field of Prey

is the most recent novel by The
New York Times bestselling au-
thor and Pulitzer Prize winner John
Sandford. The setting for the story
is Goodhue County, with many
parts set in Zumbrota and a nearby
town called Holbein.
The book was released May 6
and is the 24th installment of
Sandfords Prey series, with a
new book published almost yearly
since 1989. Each title in the series
includes the word prey, is set in
a location in Minnesota, and fea-
tures criminal investigator Lucas
James Hill, director of the Zum-
brota Public Library, said the books
by Sandford are immensely popu-
lar. The library always orders more
than one copy of Sandfords books
for the library due to their popu-
larity with local readers. Hill an-
ticipates Sandfords latest work
will soon be on The New York
Times Best Sellers List just as have
his previous works.
The author
John Sandford is the pseudonym
of John Roswell Camp. Camp was
born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1944.
He received a Bachelors Degree
in American History and a Masters
in Journalism from the Univer-
sity of Iowa. He began his writing
career as a journalist, writing for
The Miami Herald from 1971 to
1978. Camp moved to Minneapo-
lis in 1978 and was a reporter and
columnist for The St. Paul Pio-
neer Press from 1978-1990. In
1986, Camp won the Pulitzer Prize
for Life on the Land: An Ameri-
can Farm Family, a five-part se-
ries examining the farm crisis in
southwest Minnesota.
In the late 1980s, Camps inter-
ests turned to fiction and he com-
pleted two novels. Since both books
were accepted for publication and
scheduled to be released, by dif-
ferent publishers, three months
apart in 1989, Camp was asked to
adopt a pseudonym for one of the
novels. He chose his paternal
grandmothers maiden name,
Sandford, for Rules of Prey, the
first book in what has become a
long and successful series. The
pen name, John Sandford, has re-
In addition to the 24 Prey nov-
els, Sandford has two other shorter
series referred to as the Kidd
series and the Virgil Flowers
series. Flowers has been a sup-
porting character in some of the
Prey novels.
According to Sandfords
website, he and his wife, Michele
Cook, a journalist and screenwriter,
currently have homes in Los An-
geles, Santa Fe, and near Hay-
ward, Wisconsin.
Local readers
Local residents familiar with
Sandfords work and the Prey se-
ries are Tom and Carol Meyer of
Zumbrota. Tom is a member of
the Zumbrota Public Librarys
board of trustees.
He said their son Andy, also a
Prey reader, called to encourage
them, to better get the latest book.
It is awful interesting. Learning
the setting included Zumbrota and
the surrounding area, they pur-
chased the book. Carol was disap-
pointed to have missed the authors
book-signing event in the Twin
Cities held shortly after the books
release. As of May 14, she was
eagerly waiting for Tom to finish
reading the last pages of the book
to have her turn reading it.
Tom has enjoyed all of
Sandfords books. With Field of
Prey set in Goodhue County, the
hometown flavor adds even more
excitement to it. He also enjoys
Sandfords dry, morbid sense of
humor. Since the main charac-
ter, Lucas Davenport, has been in
all the Prey books, and others in-
troduced over time, Tom recom-
mends those new to the series, read
Pastors Radke and Reppe
recognized for years of service
ROCHESTER Pastors Wayne Radke, left, and Paul Reppe were recognized
at the annual assembly of the Southeast Minnesota Synod of the ELCA
at the Mayo Civic Center on May 2. The two have been active in parish
ministry for a total of 105 years. Radke has served for 50 years. He is
a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Luther Theological Seminary.
He was ordained in 1964 and served congregations in Ashippun and
Arcadia, Wisconsin, and at United Redeemer Lutheran Church in Zumbrota.
Reppe has served for 55 years. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and
Luther Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1959 and has served
congregations in Madelia and Clarks Grove and at Wanamingo Lutheran
and Stordahl Churches in Wanamingo.
The 24th installment in John Sandfords Prey series takes place in
Goodhue County.
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Pine Island passes both questions
in school bond referendum election
By Alice Duschanek-Myers
voters passed both questions on
the referendum ballot for the Pine
Island Public Schools. Question
#1, which includes building a new
PreK-4 school and renovating the
existing building for middle and
high school, passed 1537-830.
Question #2, which included a 600-
seat auditorium at the existing site
and nine-lane competitive track
encircling an athletic facility at
the new school site, passed 1464-
There was a good turnout at the
referendum election. 62% of those
registered voted. Superintendent
Tammy Berg-Beniak said voter
turnout has usually been about
40%. Question #1 was passed with
65% of votes, and Question #2
was passed with 62% of votes.
Berg-Beniak said that since the
vote, There has been a lot of grati-
tude. She said the staff are ex-
cited and expressing their appre-
ciation for the communitys sup-
port during meetings. The students
are very excited. Older students
with their teachers voluntarily
cleaned out flowers beds and
worked on the grounds the day
after the election. There are sto-
ries of enthusiastic elementary stu-
dents who will move to the new
She said, Im so excited. Its
putting Pine Island in a whole other
On May 14 the district met with
the construction architect, and July
10, 2014 is the projected date for
the bond sale for the referendum.
Berg-Beniak said, Were hop-
ing to move dirt in August. There
were hopes to do some staging of
construction in the existing build-
ings. However, this will wait until
the new building is done, because
of the need to focus on aspects of
constructing the new building.
Plans are to open the new PreK-4
school in the fall of 2015.
Once the renovations are com-
pleted in the current building, the
high school and middle schools
will have separate space. Each will
develop an identity of its own.
Berg-Beniak said, My biggest
sense is of pride and gratitude for
this community.
Goodhue County is setting for
John Sandfords latest novel
a few other books in the series
before the newest. It will help to
understand the characters that have
been developed in the other books.
Many local and area towns are
mentioned in the book, with dis-
tances, highways, and specific
places accurate. Among charac-
ters are a fictionalized Zumbrota
police chief and a Goodhue County
deputy helping to solve the crime.
While many towns, streets and
sites are accurate, the actual site
of the crime is not accurate with
the name of the town, Holbein,
non-existent in Goodhue County
or Minnesota. The description of
the town doesnt match the loca-
tion given it. Tom said that is stan-
dard for Sandford novels. He gave
an example from another Prey book
of a bogus county placed between
Martin and Jackson Counties in
southwestern Minnesota as the site
of the fictionalized crime.
Several years ago, Tom talked
with another avid Zumbrota reader
and Sandford fan, Jim Stee. Stee,
who passed away in 2010, worked
at the Covered Bridge Restaurant
and told of meeting and visiting
with Sandford when he was a cus-
tomer. Stee, familiar with the Min-
nesota locations described in de-
tail in the books, asked Sandford
why he changed the name of the
location and the description where
the crime occurred. Sandford re-
plied it was for legality reasons.
Author visits
Sandford visited Zumbrota on
at least one other occasion. Dan
King, Zumbrotas community
development director, toured the
author around the Covered Bridge,
city hall, and police department
in the summer of 2013. However,
while Sandford (or Camp) intro-
duced himself as an author, King
was not familiar with his work at
the time.
With a description of a house in
the Sugarloaf neighborhood north
of town, Tom and Carol are won-
dering how much time Sandford
may have spent in the Zumbrota
area. Certainly, others in the county
have, knowingly or unknowingly,
crossed paths with the best-sell-
ing author.
Photo by Audra DePestel
Pine Island teams took second and third place in the state competition in the Stock Market Game this year.
Third place winners are, front row: Lauren Meurer, Robin Talbot, and Marissa Walters; second place winners
are, back row: Coltin Stadler, Garrett Hinrichsen, and Tanner Simon.
seventh grade students recently
concluded the Stock Market Game.
For the past five years Pine Island
teams have placed teams in the
top three in the state. This year
was no different with one team
placing second and another third.
Pine Island finished with five of
the top seven middle school teams
in the state. The entire program
involved some 1,578 teams from
across Minnesota. Olson Middle
School in Minneapolis took first.
The Stock Market Game is a
virtual investment competition
which first started in 1977. It helps
develop student skills such as criti-
cal thinking, decision making,
cooperation, communication, re-
search, and saving and investing.
Students use real internet research
and news updates, making the
simulation an even better mirror
of the real marketplace. While the
competitive game play creates stu-
dent excitement, the educational
experience delivers the biggest
During the game, which lasted
from early January until the end
of April, two investment-related
representatives volunteered to
come in to speak with the class
about saving and investing. The
first was Dan Langworthy of Pine
Island who has a son in the sev-
enth grade this year. Langworthy,
CIMA (R), CPWA (R), COA is
an investment consultant with
Fortress Financial Group, LLC in
The second guest was Michelle
Gascoigne, investment advisor
representative of Cetera Invest-
ment Services who works out of
the Pine Island and Zumbrota
banks. Both guests challenged the
students to think about saving for
the future and the value of starting
this early in life.
On the second place team were
Tanner Simon, Coltin Stadler and
Garrett Hinrichsen. Some of their
top performing stocks were
Activision, Delta and Under
Armour. The third place team
members are Robin Talbot, Lauren
Meurer and Marissa Walters. Their
top companies were Johnson and
Johnson, Microsoft and Under
The winners will be attending
the SMG Awards Ceremony and
Best Preps Annual Luncheon on
Thursday, May 22 at the Marriott
Minneapolis Southwest in
Minnetonka. The program will
feature keynote speaker Jim
Owens, CEO of H.B. Fuller.
Teachers across the country
agree that the Stock Market Game
has a positive influence on stu-
dents. From better attendance and
increased engagement and partici-
pation in class to higher test scores
and improved academic perfor-
mance, there are many examples
of the educational impact of the
SIFMA Foundations Stock Mar-
ket Game.
Pine Island students place second and third in Stock Market Game
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By Jan David Fisher
Amendment 18 of the United States Constitution
Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by
amendment 21.
Section 1.
After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating
liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all
territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
Section 2.
The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate
Section 3.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution
by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date
of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
Recent articles raise questions
To the Editor:
The April 23 News-Record has
an article about the city council
rejecting a zoning change for the
former Grover property. In itself
it turns out to be a good thing
maybe, but it did raise a further
question in my mind. It seems that
the request was due to the fact that
the EDA had accepted an offer
from Dollar General for $43,000
for the property with the contin-
gency that the zone be changed to
allow that type of business. Now,
in my mind that brings up another
question. In doing some research,
I found the council minutes from
2003 where a revenue bond was
passed for $400,000 to facilitate
the relocation of the private busi-
ness of Grover Auto to a new lo-
cation. The bond was to be paid
back with the property tax abate-
ment from the new Grover build-
ing. The resolution also stated that
the EDA was to contribute any
proceeds from the sale of the old
Grover property to the city trea-
sury of not less than $100,000.
The resolution alone assumed a
loss of $300,000 for the real es-
tate of the old Grover property. I
guess city government should not
be in the real estate business. The
Grover business in their new prop-
erty generates significant taxes
which has been used to pay for the
$400,000 However, the taxpayer
has seen zero dollars of revenue
for ten years. The old property
likely cost some dollars to remove
the old building and to this day is
not developed. Is it worth it to the
taxpayer to pay $400,000+ to re-
locate a private, for-profit busi-
ness without a viable plan for the
redevelopment? Should the Plan-
ning and Zoning folks as well as
council maybe reconsider the use
and zoning? It seems to me there
is vacancy in town for elderly hous-
ing and with the nursing home
developing additional housing
maybe its time to change the plan.
It would seem to me there is a
greater need for more delibera-
tion when these projects are being
As I was looking through the
EDA minutes, I found requests
from a downtown building owner
for funds to make capital improve-
ments to a building. Again, a for-
profit, private business. If it had
been approved, I would want the
city to own a share of the equity in
said property so the taxpayer isnt
funding local for-profit business,
and would be able to recover the
funds upon sale of the property. I
also see that requests for help in
funding the Shop the Block and
Girls Night Out and Christmas
events were approved. It was also
mentioned that it was already a
budget item for $1,500. Why are
the taxpayers of Zumbrota con-
tributing to the profit of the for-
profit businesses? Homeowners
who pay taxes do not get these
kinds of remunerations.
I also found that the city coun-
cil is proposing to use up to $25,000
for a rebranding initiative for
the city. Firstly, I do not under-
stand why the city needs to be
rebranded. Are we not still The
only Zumbrota in the world? Are
we not still Bridging the Past to
the Future? Both seem more than
appropriate for city identification
and branding. What is the real
purpose of rebranding? If
rebranding is to provide a new
definition for the business com-
munity in downtown, then it should
be the downtown business com-
munity doing the rebranding, and
the city should accommodate the
needs through infrastructure and
zoning. I also understand the coun-
cil was looking for assistance for
this project from a firm outside
the city. Do we not have enough
talent within our city, who already
know the city, and would be just
as competent in determining the
need and developing a brand if
needed? Maybe the city has no
better place to invest $25,000; i.e.,
in a current city business or a lo-
cal taxpaying citizen? I understand
that some of the proposals before
the EDA are for the use of Roch-
ester sales tax dollars. To me it
doesnt matter. It is still taxpayer
money and should be spent with
due diligence. Maybe the EDA
would be better serving the public
if the meetings were not held at 7
My last concern is a rehash of a
letter I wrote last fall regarding
the Welcome Center Trail Head
building. I did see that one of the
grants that was applied for was
rejected, but the decision to go
forward without it was made. So
where does that money come from?
I still have strong reservations that
spending money on this project is
a total waste of taxpayer dollars. I
remember when the new city hall
was designed and the original de-
sign was sent back to the architect
with the instructions to enlarge
the atrium for the purpose of be-
ing used for a City Welcome Cen-
ter. This was an additional cost to
the taxpayer. There was, at the
time, if not a promise, at least an
implied promise to use the atrium
as a City Welcome Center. I know
from serving on a board for nearly
15 years that a current council
cannot be legally held to a prom-
ise, real or implied, by a previous
council. But there is a moral and
ethical obligation to not spend
money for a project when it is not
necessary. Building a new Wel-
come Center 150 feet away from
one that was designed for that
purpose, with restrooms adjacent,
is not a prudent investment of tax-
payer dollars.
Larry Evert
To the Editor:
For the past 28 years I have
served as supervisor on the Board
of Supervisors of the Goodhue
County Soil and Water Conser-
vation District Board. I represent
District 1 (Kenyon, Cherry Grove,
Wanamingo, and Holden Town-
ships). I am not looking for re-
election. I feel it is time to retire. It
has been an interesting journey
these past years. To see the SWCD
District grow to an outstanding
district has been a great adven-
Paul Voxland
Political power
First, thank you to all who voted
last week; and especially to those
who voted yes on both questions.
This week Ill give my opinion of
the history of political power, since
we just exercised some this last
Looking around the world to-
day and in the past, the USA and a
few other nations allow peaceful
dissent among the populace. Some-
times we dont understand the dis-
sent or its reason and purpose. It is
what gives up our real political
power. Our Founding Fathers cre-
ated a nation powered by dissent
and consent of the people, and not
our elected or appointed represen-
tatives. For instance, in the 1950s
we were confronted with the Com-
munist Party. We fought with slo-
gans of Better Dead Than Red
and USA, Love It or Leave It!
Some of the reactions were em-
barrassingly bad and happened in
our own Congress. But we needed
to learn about the Communist Party.
Recently on MPR, the discus-
sion was about the title of Presi-
dent of the United States of
America and why we call our
leader the president. One of the
first pieces of business the House
of Representatives had was figur-
ing out the title for the leader.
George Washington had spoken
to the House and asked that the
title not reflect royalty or lines of
royalty. Apparently, the House took
his advice poorly and came up
with the title of President of the
United States of America. At the
time, a president of any group was
the weakest (politically) in the
group. The president ran the meet-
ings, usually made up the agenda
details but could (and can) not speak
on the question before the group.
The president cannot vote unless
the vote is tied or to make a tie.
This meaning of a president was
what the House intended. It back-
fired on them. Today, the politi-
cally strongest person in the world
is the President of the United States
of America! New countries and
reorganized ones now call their
leader president.
In our history, we have had strong
presidents and weak ones, but the
position tends to make the man.
We have had good ones and bad
ones. We can put these two words
together and I believe weve had
all four variations: good-strong,
good-weak, bad-strong, and bad-
weak. My personal favorite presi-
dent is Harry S Truman. The ex-
pectation was that he would bad-
weak. Instead he turned out to be
good-strong. The first clue we got
was the sign on his desk: The
buck stops here! He took respon-
sibility for all of his
administrations actions. He also
made the toughest decision ever
made of any president or leader.
He took the advice of his cabinet
and others, but made the decision
himself to use the first atomic
bombs to end World War II. This
action changed how nations (es-
pecially how this nation) fight wars.
We now treat the non-military dif-
ferent from the military. Germany
used V-1 and V-2 missiles to ter-
rorize England and, in particular,
London. Japan targeted fewer ci-
vilians. And there is the USA. We
created fire storms in Germany
with our bombings. The atomic
booms killed mostly civilians in
A final thought: if we really
believe we have a right to privacy,
then we need to amend the Con-
stitution of the United States. The
Constitution says nothing about
privacy. It does have the clause
that all rights not enumerated in it
are reserved by and for the people.
By adding privacy rights, we can
pass laws, procedures, and rules
controlling the right to privacy.
(Thats my dissent for the day.)
Until next week.
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Gay gut check
By Pete Grimsrud
As part of this years Super Bowl
pregame show on FOX, President
Barack Obama was interviewed
by Bill OReilly. OReilly was an
odd choice because of his com-
bative interview style that he calls
the no spin zone in which guests
are not allowed to dodge a ques-
tion. I watch him regularly one
day a week, because he is insight-
ful, but Im not interested in ab-
sorbing more discord than that.
Super Sunday was full of over-
analysis and fluff stories to set up
the match between the Broncos
and Seahawks. This was until the
hammer came down on the presi-
dent, who avoided and redirected
every difficult question by
OReilly. Our party guests were
as confused as I was as to the pur-
pose of this interview at this par-
ticular time. The network had to
know OReilly was going to be
himself and ask questions related
to Benghazi when finally given a
chance. And the president had to
know, but didnt want to miss a
chance to reach millions of televi-
sion viewers. So there we were
mumbling, What? and Really?
The Super Bowl Sunday Half-
time Show with Justin Timberlake
ripping open Janet Jacksons top
(revealing her breast) elicited a
somewhat similar reaction with
the possible exception that some
wanted to see it again to make
sure they saw what they thought
they saw. Nipplegate or the
wardrobe malfunction resulted
in a fine and a court battle that
went all the way to the Supreme
Court for CBS. For most people
ten years ago, it was a curiosity
that was another example of the
direction our country was head-
That brings me to this years
NFL draft. Im one of those sports
geeks who watched the draft be-
fore it became a media bonanza.
Despite the ridiculously high rat-
ings, I was probably one of the
few who actually watched the sev-
enth and final round when the
openly gay player Michael Sam
was drafted.
Players expected to be drafted
in the first couple rounds are often
followed on camera for their re-
action whether it is at Radio City
Music Hall in New York City or
their home. Sam was covered be-
cause he is breaking a barrier for
gays into the last bastion of man-
hood American Football.
Players exuberance maybe has
changed a little over the years with
the excessive media coverage, but
all celebrate with hugs and typi-
cally a kiss from mom. Many weep
not only because they have reached
their lifelong dream, but for some
it is a leap out of poverty for them-
selves and their family.
Sams dreams were no differ-
ent, but his status and pressure
were greater because he repre-
sented an entire community of
people by coming out before
the draft.
His initial draft reaction was un-
derstandably to cry. He was cel-
ebrated by well-wishers and em-
braced by what I could only as-
sume was his boyfriend. These
are gut check moments for those
of us adjusting to public displays
of affection between gays, mak-
ing it a test of our tolerance and
humanity. Im guessing I passed
at this point. I thought, Good for
Then they kissed. I admit that I
squirmed a little and said, Well,
you dont see that every day. Deep
down, I was uncomfortable with a
fairly normal kiss, but I was okay
with it. I had supported gay mar-
riage as a human right before it
was legalized in Minnesota.
The coverage that followed by
ESPN was over-the-top, in-your-
face, new territory for coverage
of any player drafted that left me
saying What? and Really? The
two made out smearing cake be-
tween each other. This coverage
has typically been left out of the
follow-up national coverage of the
event on which most people base
their judgments.
Apparently, my initial reaction
to the cake was similar to those in
the haters group like former New
York Giant Derrick Ward who
tweeted, man U got little kids
lookin at the draft. I cant believe
ESPN even allowed that to hap-
He later replied to those respond-
ing to his tweet, Ive been ac-
cused of being prejudice a bigot .
. . They hope I die. And my kids
killed. All because I said I didnt
think it was appropriate for some-
one to shove cake down another
persons face then tongue them
down on national tv . . . But people
seen that as oh Im bashing him
because hes gay. Who cares!!!
Miami Dolphins safety Don
Jones was fined and is suspended
from the team because he tweeted
omg and Horrible after view-
ing the kiss. He has since publicly
apologized and is being forced to
take sensitivity training. Our so-
ciety once sent gays to be cured
of their deviant preferences, now
were going to cure those who
are uncomfortable with those pref-
erences. Its another example how
far public opinion has shifted in
favor of homosexual life-styles.
The reason many of us love
sports is to cheer for our team,
applaud excellence, and get away
from all this other crap. Michael
Sam is courageous and I wish him
well on the field. Im sure hell do
fine in the locker room if he does
his job, is a good teammate, and
everything football related remains
about football which is true
for every player.
Teams typically dont like dis-
tractions. This may not be easy
for a man with the number two
selling rookie jersey and a new
documentary series production by
the Oprah Winfrey Network, al-
ready postponed due to the nega-
tive reaction by the Rams.

GOODHUE On Monday, May
26, at 9:30 a.m., the thirteenth
annual Memorial Day observance
will be held at the Evergreen Cem-
etery in Goodhue. Participating
in this event will be the Third Regi-
ment of Minnesota Infantry Vol-
unteers, Company C.
The company is a Civil War
reenacting group that participates
in a variety of ceremonies, parades,
reenactments and living history
encampments, and also gives pre-
sentations at schools and to vari-
ous organizations. Members come
from several cities in the area, in-
cluding Cannon Falls, Goodhue,
Kasson, Mazeppa, Red Wing,
Rochester and the Twin Cities.
Also participating in Memorial
Day activities will be members of
American Legion Post 598 from
Bellechester. Post 598 is active in
various ceremonies and parades
in the area, and serves as an Honor
Guard at veterans funerals.
The mornings activities will
include patriotic readings by
Goodhue School students, musi-
cal selections, presentation of the
Colors by both units, a rifle sa-
lute, and echo Taps.
Everyone is invited to come and
remember with appreciation those
who sacrificed much, even their
lives, to serve their nation and to
secure and preserve the blessings
of liberty and the precious free-
doms we enjoy. The ceremony
should last about 30 minutes.
Assembly (8:30 a.m.)
9 a.m. Step off at the Commu-
nity Center
Order of March
Color bearers
Mayor Ryan Holmes, Pastor
Patrick McBride
Rifle squad
All veterans and veterans wagon
Flower bearers
Kenyon-Wanamingo marching
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
The parade will proceed down
Main Street to the Zumbro River
A brief memorial service will
be held on the bridge honoring
those lost at sea
Flower bearers
Program at Riverside Park
Welcome: Pastor Patrick
Words from the Mayor Ryan
Invocation and introduction of
the band: Pastor Patrick McBride
Musical Selections: America
Henry Carey and America the
Beautiful Samuel A. Ward per-
formed by the Kenyon-
Wanamingo Marching Band
(Claire Larson, Director)
Introduce Scouts for Pledge of
Allegiance: Pastor Patrick McBride
Pledge of Allegiance:
Wanamingo Scouts
Introduction of Students: Pas-
tor Patrick McBride
In Flanders Field: Maddie
Gettysburg Address: Casey
Remarks: Ken Axelson
Star Spangled Banner John S
Smith: KW band
Honor Roll of the Fallen: Ken
Pine Island
PINE ISLAND Memorial Day
activities start at the Oronoco
Bridge at 8 a.m. and the Oronoco
Cemetery at 8:30 a.m. Then on to
the Pine Island Catholic Cemetery
at 9:30 a.m. Lining up for the Main
Street parade will be at 10:15 a.m.
in front of Van Horn Library. The
parade begins at 10:30 a.m. A cer-
emony will be on the Main Street
bridge with music provided by Pine
Island High School band mem-
bers at 10:35 a.m. The parade con-
tinues to Pine Island Cemetery for
a ceremony at 11 a.m.
MAZEPPA The American
Legion Post #588 and Mazeppa
Auxiliary Unit #588 will hold their
annual Memorial Day Services on
Monday, May 26. Legion Com-
mander Roy Goranson and Aux-
iliary President Lenora Irwin in-
vite all veterans and the commu-
nity to attend.
Legion and Honor Guard mem-
bers will meet at the Legion Hall
at 8 a.m. Services will be held at
Poplar Grove Cemetery at 9 a.m.
and Bear Valley Cemetery at 9:30
Legionnaires and Honor Guard
members will return to Mazeppa
for the parade which will start at
10:30 a.m., beginning on the east
side of Zumbrota-Mazeppa Middle
School. There will be a float for
veterans to ride in the parade
meet at the Legion at 10 a.m. to
board. The parade will include the
Color Guard, firing squad and
marching unit from the Legion and
Honor Guard, Auxiliary march-
ing unit, Gold Star Mothers, vet-
erans float and the Zumbrota-
Mazeppa High School marching
band. Groups, including the Girl
and Boy Scouts and 4-H Clubs,
are invited to participate. Other
children may take part in the pa-
rade if they are chaperoned.
The parade will go through
downtown and up to the cemetery.
Services will take place at 11 a.m.
The speaker will be Josh Boraas,
Civil War Re-enactor. Immedi-
ately following the cemetery ser-
vice and honoring our fallen vet-
erans, a special ceremony in honor
of those who died at sea will take
place at the Maple Street Bridge
in Mazeppa.
A community potluck will fol-
low at the Legion Hall at 12:30
In case of inclement weather,
Memorial Day services will be held
in the Community Center.
For more information contact
Roy Goranson at 507 843-5455
or Gene Hofius at 507 843-2525.
Zumbro Falls
ule for Memorial Day services,
conducted by VFW Post 1802, in
Zumbro Falls on May 26 is as fol-
8:30 a.m. St. Johns Cemetery,
Lake City
9:15 a.m. Lincoln Church
Cemetery, Zumbro Falls
9:45 a.m. Zumbro Falls Cem-
10:30 a.m. Dale Cemetery,
Zumbro Falls
11 a.m. St. Clements Cem-
etery, Hammond
Hammond Bridge ceremony
immediately following
The public is invited to any or
all of the services to honor our
fallen comrades.
Salute to the Fallen: WVHG
Rifle Squad
Taps and Flag detail: Sydney
Klimesh, Ken Axelson, and Paul
Benediction: Pastor Patrick
In case of rain the ceremony
will be held in Trinity Lutheran
Church. All veterans are encour-
aged to march in the parade. For
veterans unable to march, feel free
to ride on the veterans wagon pro-
vided. Uniform not required.
The Girl Scouts will have a pan-
cake feed at the community cen-
ter prior to the parade.
Memorial Day is May 26
To the Editor:
Occasionally in US history, we
have been faced with a particu-
larly difficult problem for which
we nearly all knew what the cor-
rect solution was but found it nearly
impossible to implement in a
timely manner. For example, even
before the American Civil War
was fought, most well-read Ameri-
cans, in the south as well as in the
north, surely realized that the in-
stitution of slavery would eventu-
ally have to be discontinued if the
USA hoped to be one of the pre-
mier countries of the world. Can
you imagine, for example, that
some of our states today might
have remained potential custom-
ers in the sale of those 300 girls
recently kidnapped in northern
Nigeria? By one means or an-
other, the institution of slavery
would certainly have been discon-
tinued in the US by now if it had
not been removed relatively
quickly during the American Civil
A similarly obvious but diffi-
cult issue faces us today. Most
well-read people know by now
that the heat content of our planet
is rapidly increasing due largely
to the combustion of fossil fuels.
In addition, they know that if some-
thing close to the human-friendly
conditions mankind has enjoyed
during the last seven millennia are
to continue into the next century
and beyond, we must stop CO2
emissions as soon as we can at
least within the next few decades.
But yet, we are presently stuck in
a state of grossly insufficient ac-
tion, while the only score card that
matters the level of CO2 in the
atmosphere still increases at an
increasing rate every year. Our
planet has never seen such rates
of CO2 increase before, and we
know that changing CO2 levels
have been the primary cause of
temperature changes in the past.
The task at hand is daunting and
little headway is being made on a
scale large enough to matter. Thus,
it is useful to consider more closely
how Americas previous problem
of enormous magnitude the in-
stitution of slavery came to be
so suddenly addressed after the
election of Abraham Lincoln.
First, it is important to note that
the US President who is univer-
sally credited with abolishing sla-
very in the US did not actually set
out to do that when elected in 1860.
President Lincolns stated inten-
tion at that time was simply to set
a new path for the US by which
slavery would not be allowed to
spread into the new states being
added. While Lincoln abhorred
slavery, he was not yet an aboli-
tionist when first elected. He be-
lieved that slavery should not be
precipitously abolished in the
southern slave states by a federal
decree, but that it would be abol-
ished eventually and gradually over
time as that was increasingly per-
ceived by all to be the correct
and just thing to do. The slave
states did not accept Lincolns offer
of compromise in 1860, however,
and chose instead to try to with-
draw from the Union an act that
Lincoln would not tolerate.
Only after two years of horrific
warfare over the question of south-
ern succession, Lincoln decided
to expand the significance of the
Civil War by taking an action on
the slavery issue. By use of his
power as commander-in-chief of
the military during a time of war,
he issued the Emancipation Proc-
lamation by which all slaves liv-
ing in the rebellion states would
be free as of January 1, 1863. This
then led to a migration of former
slaves from those rebel states to
the north where they joined the
Union forces. This greatly
strengthened the Union side and
caused the north and border states
to be more sympathetic to the plight
of American slaves. Thus in 1865,
the 13th Amendment was passed
by votes of two-thirds majority in
both the US Congress and House,
thereby freeing all slaves within
the US. Thus, the institution of
slavery came to be abolished
throughout the entire USA far
sooner than expected, because
Lincoln set his country on a new
path in 1860 directed at the long-
term solution to the problem.
I think and hope that our cur-
rent President, Barack Obama, is
following in the footsteps of
Abraham Lincoln as he approaches
our nations greatest unresolved
problems. On the national health
care issue, for example, he has
already managed to move our coun-
try onto a new path towards uni-
versal coverage. That first act,
merely of setting a new path, is
likely to be of far more historic
importance than any specific de-
tails of the subsequent plans that
have emerged so far. Continuous
refinements and improvements are
sure to follow.
The primary concern of this let-
ter, however, is climate change;
and on that front I again think and
hope that President Obama is pro-
ceeding in a Lincolnesque man-
ner. With respect to the termina-
tion of fossil fuel use, Obama is
not yet an abolitionist. He resides
still in the all of the above camp
in which he and his administra-
tion has so far promoted the de-
velopment of both fossil-fuel-
based and alternate (wind, solar,
geothermal and nuclear) sources
of energy. As in the case of sla-
very in 1860, however, most of us
probably realize that distinctly
harmful habits should eventually
be eliminated. That is, we simply
must stop adding CO2 to our at-
mosphere each year, and the only
way to do that is to stop ALL con-
versions of geological carbon (fos-
sil fuels) to biological carbon
(CO2). The dire need for this
course of action is amplified by
the fact that once added, we have
no means of removing that excess
atmospheric CO2. It stays there
for many centuries.
Therefore, it should be clear to
all that Obamas present all of
the above strategy must gradu-
ally change into one in which all
of the above no longer includes
fossil fuels. The suppliers of fos-
sil fuels know this, of course, and
for their own financial reasons are
likely to push back even on
Obamas initial all of the above
strategy just as the slave states
of the south did in 1860 in re-
sponse to the compromise Lin-
coln offered them. Everyone knows
what happens when a ball gets
rolling in a correct and needed
direction, and the multitude in-
vested in our reserves of fossil
fuels are undoubtedly doing their
best to prevent that initial motion.
To fully appreciate the great
resistance to the abolishment of
fossil fuel use today, one needs
only to reflect on the following
facts. The Earth today still con-
tains at least ten times more fossil
fuels than have been used, to date,
over the entire Industrial Age. If
we use more than a very small
portion of that huge remaining
supply, we will be setting a course
for future genocide on an unprec-
edented global scale. On the other
hand, if and when we do manage
to agree to leave most of those
fossil fuels in the ground, that act
will cause the greatest loss of per-
sonal wealth ever experienced in
the USA since the abolition of sla-
very. While the fossil fuels in the
ground presently have consider-
able value, we must now declare
them to have essentially no value
and, in addition, assign a stiff pen-
alty to their continued use.
Since the financial stakes asso-
ciated with the elimination of car-
bon emissions, and the commu-
nal need to do just that are both so
high, a world-wide battle of some
sort very likely lies before us.
Whatever form that battle takes,
it will be one that simply must be
won by the one and only side that
is supported by science. In re-
sponse to the impacts of Man on
our planet, Mother Nature will call
the shots and, to our knowledge,
she will pay no attention whatso-
ever to our personal preferences
concerning politics or economics.
Without victory in this conflict,
there will be no level of survival
on which acceptable political and
financial systems can be built. So,
President Obama, please do con-
tinue to hold your course. Enor-
mous beneficial changes occurred
in the USA under President
Lincolns wise and steady leader-
ship and that can happen again.
In 1860, Lincoln first drew his
line specifically at the spread of
slavery to the new states. He did
not allow it and that simple, but
forceful act changed everything.
You, President Obama, can draw
your line at the spread of North
Americas vast supplies of fossil
fuels throughout the world. You
should block all such actions be-
ginning with a cancellation of the
pending Keystone XL pipeline
project. That one clear act of hin-
drance to an outdated and unsus-
tainable path could change every-
Hope isnt the kind of thing
that you can say either exists or
doesnt exist. Its like a path across
the land thats not there to begin
with, but when lots of people go
the same way, it comes into be-
ing. Chinese writer, Lu Xun.
Eric Grimsrud
Grand Rapids
Obama, like Lincoln, has an obvious need
April 16
2:23 a.m. A driver was given a
warning for tab violation.
3:10 a.m. A driver was stopped for
a broken tail light and given a citation for
a revoked license.
9:50 a.m. An officer assisted with a
medical alarm. A man had fallen and
possibly broken his ankle.
10:56 p.m. A male was threatening
to slit his throat.
April 17
1:09 a.m. A female called the po-
lice department about having difficulty
8:51 a.m. A female was feeling
dizzy and may be a little dehydrated and
was complaining of shortness of breath.
1:53 p.m. An officer assisted a
deputy with a traffic stop. Two people
were arrested on meth-related charges.
3:11 p.m. A driver was warned for
speeding while on a cell phone.
3:23 p.m. A driver was warned for
no front plate and speeding.
3:36 p.m. A driver was warned for
3:48 p.m. A driver was warned for
4:25 p.m. A driver was warned for
4:49 p.m. A driver was cited for
7:12 p.m. A wallet was found and
turned in to the police department. A
male came to pick it up. Nothing was
April 18
1:25 a.m. A driving complaint was
made on a semi driving down the middle
of the road at 45 mph.
11:13 a.m. A driver was cited for
April 19
1:36 a.m. An occupied vehicle was
parked in the park. The driver was warned
for being in the park after hours and
curfew violation.
1:35 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was
occupied by two juveniles. Both were
sent home and given a curfew warning.
9:55 a.m. A male wanted to speak
to an officer about Caseys not giving
him a surveillance CD of the theft of his
wallet. He alleges that someone at Caseys
took $600 from his lost wallet.
10:22 a.m. An officer unlocked a
6:49 p.m. A deputy assisted an
officer. The driver exited his vehicle and
refused to get back in. The officer noted
that the driver was unstable on his feet.
He was arrested for DWI.
8:21 p.m. A driver was warned for
driving with no headlights on.
April 20
2:32 a.m. An officer assisted a
deputy with a DUI traffic stop.
3:16 a.m. A complaint was made of
a heated discussion outside a resident.
When an officer arrived, two brothers
were arguing. One brother was extremely
intoxicated. The other brother claimed
that the other one pulled a knife on him.
The people in the house agreed to take
care of the intoxicated male.
4:23 a.m. A female complained
that her neighbor had been loud since
9:53 a.m. A male reported that he
was to meet his ex-wife in Zumbrota for
a child exchange. The mother did not
show up and he is not allowed to call
5:20 p.m. A driver was warned for
5:42 p.m. A driver was warned for
5:51 p.m. A driver was warned for
April 21
12:39 a.m. A male was having a
mild seizure.
12:41 a.m. A female reported that
her daughter was bit by a dog that was
tied to a tree but the rope was long
enough for the dog to get to the road.
5:36 p.m. A vehicle was over the
center line and on the shoulder. The
vehicle stopped at Kwik Trip.
5:44 p.m. An officer unlocked a
April 22
9:30 a.m. A female reported that
her son had taken her green card and
had been using it for personal use.
12:58 p.m. A female reported that
a big, brown dog was running in her
yard all the time and eats her pets food.
She wants an officer to keep an eye out
for this nuisance dog.
2:37 p.m. Alco reported receiving
four bad checks.
2:48 p.m. A complaint was made of
a vehicle being in a parking lot all winter
long. A warning tag to move or be towed
was issued. The vehicle was towed to
Bergs. No on claimed the vehicle.
5:58 p.m. A female reported that a
male and female had been arguing in
front of her house.
April 23
10:49 a.m. A male reported that a
male had been sitting on County Road
10 half-way between Grover Auto and
460th Street for 1-1.5 hours. When an
officer arrived it was a survey crew sign
on the door. All was OK.
11:07 a.m. A driver was warned for
going the wrong way on a one-way out of
5:25 p.m. Busbys Hardware re-
ported a two-vehicle accident with no
injuries. The vehicles were partially blocking
the lane.
8:22 p.m. A driver was warned for
illegal material covering his taillights.
8:57 p.m. A driver was warned for
a passenger side headlight out.
9:57 p.m. A report was made of a
vehicle with what looked like some per-
sonal belongings on the roof. It was
coverings for the sunroof. The officer
spoke to the owner and the owner ad-
vised that the vehicle was broken down.
April 24
8:09 a.m. A driver was stopped for
texting while driving.
9:58 a.m. Flowers On Main re-
ported that vehicles had been parked
and not moved for over three weeks.
The officer put warning tags on both
11:14 p.m. A vehicle was found
stopped in traffic on Highway 52. The
driver was lost and admitted to not be-
ing good at driving at night. The driver
was trying to travel in Rochester, how-
ever, she went northbound to Zumbrota.
The officer was able to turn the driver
around and gave her directions home.
The driver was unable to driver properly
back to the exit. The vehicle was parked
and an officer gave her a ride home to
Mayo Clinic Health System Red Wing in
Zumbrota now offers nurse line to callers
ZUMBROTA Its a situation
many people have faced. You have
health symptoms that leave you
wondering if you should see a
health care provider. However,
youre not sure if your condition
needs immediate attention, could
be treated through a scheduled
clinic visit, or could be taken care
of at home. Mayo Clinic Health
System Red Wing in Zumbrota
can now help patients determine
what level of care they may need
for their particular condition over
the telephone.
Mayo Clinic Health System
Red Wing in Zumbrota now of-
fers around-the-clock access and
advice through its nurse line. Pa-
tients can access the nurse line by
calling 507-732-7314. A registered
nurse will work with the caller to
assess their symptoms and help
determine if medical attention is
needed or if the condition can be
addressed over the phone.
Specially trained registered
nurses utilize medical information
backed by the expertise of Mayo
Clinic to assist patients who call
and help answer their questions.
Nurse line nurses are able to ac-
cess the patients medical record,
so they have information on prior
health issues and prescriptions
available at their fingertips to as-
sist patients in getting the right
care for their conditions. Prescrip-
tions can be offered for some con-
ditions assessed during the phone
call and sent to be filled at the
pharmacy of the patients choice,
saving them the time and expense
of a clinic visit.
The nurse line joins Patient
Online Services, Mayo Clinic
Health Systems secure online web
portal, as another way to make
care more accessible and conve-
nient for patients. Patient Online
Services allows patients the abil-
ity to access their own health in-
formation online 24/7 including
lab results, clinical notes, prescrip-
tions, appointment schedules, and
online bill pay, and it offers the
ability to send secure messages to
their care team.
Mayo Clinic Health Systems
nurse line does not replace calling
911 in an emergency. To learn
more about the nurse line, visit
Area Sports
Goodhue wins three of eight games
By Faye Haugen
GOODHUE It was a very busy
week for the Goodhue baseball
team as they tried to get in a num-
ber of rescheduled games as the
regular season comes to an end.
The Cats played eight games be-
tween Saturday and Friday, win-
ning three.
The Wildcats will open West
Section 1A play on Thursday when
they take on second-seeded Ran-
dolph at 5 p.m. in Randolph. A
win would move them on to
Saturdays semifinals at 10 a.m.
in Austin. A loss will end their
Blooming Prairie
The Cats earned a 5-1 win over
Blooming Prairie in Goodhue on
Saturday, May 10. Alex Thom-
forde picked up the mound win in
the non-conference game. He
struck out 10, walked six and gave
up just three hits.
Goodhue had one of their best
offensive games of the season,
knocking out 13 hits. Thomforde
aided his cause by going 3 for 4 at
the plate with a homerun and an
RBI. Riley Bollum was 3 for 4,
and Nathan Altendorf (two RBI),
and Logan Breuer both had a pair
of hits.
Goodhue 5 - Blooming Prairie 1
BP 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Goodhue 1 0 4 0 0 0 x 5 13 2
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
G - Thomforde 7 10 6 3 1 0
1B: G Nathan Altendorf (2), Logan Breuer
(2), Alex Thomforde (2), Riley Bollum (3),
Austin Buck (2); HR: G Alex Thomforde (1)
Kasson-Mantorville rolled into
Goodhue on Tuesday, taking away
a 7-0 win. Six KoMet pitchers com-
bined for a no-hit performance.
Riley Bollum tossed two innings
for Goodhue. He struck out one,
walked one and gave up six hits.
Goodhue 0 - Kasson-Mantorville 7
KM 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 7 11 0
Goodhue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
G - Bollum 2 1 1 6 5 4
Cannon Falls - game one
Goodhue traveled to Cannon
Falls on Wednesday to take on the
HVL Blue Division leading Bomb-
Cannon Falls opened the double-
header with a 7-2 win in the open-
ing game. A grand slam by Hunter
Blakeslee in the second inning got
the Bombers rolling.
Taylor Buck tossed four innings
with one strikeout, five walks and
six hits for the Cats.
Austin Buck led Goodhue with
a two-RBI double. Ben Ramboldt,
Sam Kyllo and Riley Bollum each
had a single.
Goodhue 2 - Cannon Falls 7
Goodhue 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Cannon Falls 1 5 0 1 0 0 x 7 6 1
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
G - T. Buck 4 1 5 6 7 7
1B: G Ben Ramboldt (1), Sam Kyllo (1),
Riley Bollum (1); 2B: G Austin Buck (1)
Cannon Falls - game two
The Bombers earned an 8-0 shut-
out in the nightcap. Goodhue man-
aged just two hits, singles by Ri-
ley Augustine and Alex Thom-
forde, off Quinton Lindow.
Thomforde and Augustine com-
bined to give up five hits on the
mound in the loss.
Goodhue 0 - Cannon Falls 8
Cannon Falls 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 8 5 1
Goodhue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
1B: G Riley Augustine (1), Alex Thomforde
Triton - game one
Goodhue swept their first HVL
doubleheader of the season when
they topped Triton twice.
Riley Bollum won the first game
on the mound with six strikeouts,
six hits and no walks.
The Wildcats won the 2-0 game
when Logan Breuer walked with
the bases loaded and Nathan Alt-
endorf singled in a run.
Goodhue 2 - Triton 0
Triton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 -
Goodhue 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 2 3 -
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
G - Bollum 7 6 0 6 0 0
Triton- game two
The Wildcats won the second
game 8-7 behind the pitching of
Alex Thomforde who went seven
innings, striking out five, walk-
ing four and giving up six hits.
Goodhue took an early lead and
then had to hang on as the Cobras
scored six runs over the last four
innings. A double -play by the Cats
in the seventh inning preserved
their win.
Austin Buck led Goodhue go-
ing 2 for 4 with a double and three
RBI. Getting two hits each were
Riley Augustine, Alex Thomforde
and Taylor Buck
Goodhue 8 - Triton 7
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
G - Thomforde 7 5 4 6 7 -
1B: G Taylor Buck (2), Alex Thomforde
(2), Riley Augustine (2), Austin Buck (1); 2B:
G Austin Buck (1)
Pine Island squeaks past Lake City
By Faye Haugen
got off to an excellent start against
Lake City in Pine Island on Thurs-
day. But up 5-0 after the second
inning, the Panthers had to hang
on to win 5-4.
Our pitchers did an excellent
job today, but our defense struggled
to make the routine plays. We gave
Lake City repeated opportunities
to get on base, lamented Coach
Craig Anderson of the eight Pan-
ther errors. We need to clean up
our defense if we intend to com-
pete successfully.
Luke Schmidt struck out one,
walked one and gave up three hits
over five innings of mound work.
Jordan Pin struck out four and
walked one in two innings.
Leading PI at the plate were Jared
Lohmeyer and Nathan Waletzko
with two hits each and singles by
Pin, Schmidt, and Adam Pleshourt
with singles
The Panthers will open West
Section 1AA play on Thursday at
5 p.m. at the higher seed. A win
would move Pine Island into
Saturdays semifinals in Cannon
Falls at 10 a.m.
Pine Island 5 - Lake City 4
Lake City 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 4 3 1
Pine Island 4 1 0 0 0 0 x 5 8 8
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
PI - Schmidt 5 1 1 3 4 0
PI - Pin 2 4 1 0 0 0
1B: PI Adam Pleschourt (1), Jordan Pin
(1), Luke Schmidt (1), Jared Lohmeyer (2),
Nathan Waletzko (2). Luke Schmidt (1)
KW takes two games from ZM
By Faye Haugen
ZUMBROTA Kenyon-Wana-
mingo has been playing some of
their best baseball of the season as
they wrapped up HVL play this
The Knights earned a double-
header shutout at Zumbrota-
Mazeppa on Tuesday to move their
record to 9-3 in HVL play and 12-
6 overall. KW will open West
Section 1A play as the fourth seed.
They will host Medford at 5 p.m.
on Thursday. A win will advance
KW to the semifinals at 10 a.m.
on Saturday at Austin.
Game one
The Knights pounded out 15 hits
in a 14-0 win in the opening game.
Our bats have been hot and
our pitching solid, said KW coach
Randy Hockinson.
Blake Jacobson led KW at the
plate going 3 for 4 with two doubles
and two RBI. Connor Sviggum
was 2 for 3 with a double, triple
and five RBI. Alex Roosen was 2
for 4 with a pair of doubles and
two RBI. Drew Sathrum was 2 for
4 with a double and an RBI, and
Ted Androli had a pair of hits.
Sathrum earned the mound win
for KW with six strikeouts, five
walks and four hits.
Hitting singles for ZM were
Cody Heitman, Chase Steffen,
Jacob Ugland and Cody Hinrichs.
Brady Schoenfelder threw 3.1
innings with one strikeout, one
walk and eight hits. Chase Stef-
fen tossed 1.2 innings of relief with
two strikeouts and three hits.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 14
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0
KW 4 0 3 7 0 14 15 0
ZM 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Sathrum 5 6 5 4 0 0
ZM - Schoenfelder 3.1 1 1 8 11 6
ZM - Steffen 1.2 2 0 3 1 1
1B: KW - Blake Jacobson (1), Ted Androli
(2), Drew Sathrum (1); ZM Jacob Ugland
(1), Chase Steffen (1), Cody Hinrichs (1);
2B: KW - Connor Sviggum (1), Blake Jacob-
son (2), Drew Sathrum (1), Alex Roosen (2);
3B: KW - Connor Sviggum (1)
Game Two
The nightcap did not go much
better for ZM as they fell 10-0.
The Cougars managed just one
hit, a single by Cody Heitman, off
Knight starter Gavin Roosen.
Gavin gets his first varsity win
with a one-hit shutout. He has a
great future ahead of him, said
Coach Hockinson of the freshman
who struck out five and walked
Three ZM pitchers, Jacob
Ugland, Connor Hegseth and Alex
Nelson, combined to strike out four,
walk three and give up 16 hits.
Alex Roosen led KWs hit pa-
rade when he went 4 for 4 with a
homerun, two doubles and six RBI.
Blake Jacobson was 4 for 4 with
two RBI. Connor Sviggum and
Drew Sathrum (RBI) both had a
pair of hits.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 10
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0
ZM 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
KW 2 3 4 0 1 10 16 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - G. Roosen 5 5 1 1 0 0
ZM - Ugland 1.1 1 1 6 5 5
ZM - Hegseth 1.2 1 0 5 4 4
ZM - Nelson 2 2 2 2 1 1
1B: KW - Blake Jacobson (4), Connor Svig-
gum (2), Drew Sathrum (2), Jared Clawiter
(1), Alex Roosen (1); ZM Cody Heitman
(1); 2B: KW - Alex Roosen (2); HR: KW - Alex
Roosen (1)
Batting H ABAvg.
Jayden Prigge, KM 32 57 .561
Alex Roosen, KW 23 47 .489
Zach Hillman, Lourdes 26 54 .481
Riley Bollum, Good 9 19 .474
Drew Sathrum, KW 19 45 .422
Blake Jacobson, KW 21 52 .404
Jared Lohmeyer, PI 21 52 .404
Luke Schmidt, PI 20 50 .400
Jacob Ugland, ZM 14 37 .378
Jake Whipple, KW 20 53 .377
Gavin Roosen, KW 19 54 .352
Ben Warneke, PI 13 37 .351
Connor Hegseth, ZM 10 32 .313
Ben Bauer, PI 10 33 .303
Nathan Waletzko, PI 10 33 .303
Runs scored RS
Zach Hillman, Lourdes 25
Blake Jacobson, KW 22
Alex Roosen, KW 19
Ben Bauer, PI 16
Batting H AB Avg.
Dani Wagner, Hay 32 44 .727
Carley Henning, ZM 33 58 .569
Morgan Olson, ZM 32 62 .516
Hailey Dykes, ZM 25 52 .481
Tayler Mort, ZM 29 61 .475
Summer Cavallaro, PI 11 28 .393
Kaitlen Buck, ZM 16 41 .390
Alyssa Quam, ZM 19 51 ,373
Sydney Klemish, KW 17 - .354
Candace Uhde, PI 7 21 .333
Runs scored RS
Dani Wagner, Hay 35
Kaylea Schorr, KM 29
Vanessa Anderson, Byron 24
Runs batted in RBI
Grace Mindrup, Hayfield 28
Aylisha McClaflin, KM 22
Doubles 2B
Morgan Olson, ZM 10
Tayler Mort, ZM 7
Maddie Damon, KM 7
Takota Tierny, Byron 7
Sydney Klemish, KW 5
Hailey Dykes, ZM 4
Carley Henning, ZM 4
Triples 3B
Drew Sathrum KW 16
Luke Schmidt, PI 14
Colin Rucker, PI 13
Ben Warneke, PI 12
Nathan Waletzko, PI 10
Jordan Pin, PI 10
Nathan Waletzko, PI 10
Runs batted in RBI
Alex Roosen, KW 28
Luke Schmidt, PI 18
Ben Warneke, PI 15
Nathan Waletzko, PI 11
Doubles 2B
Alex Roosen, KW 11
Luke Schmidt, PI 8
Triples 3B
Ben Warneke, PI 3
Paul Schroeder, Lourdes 3
Homeruns 3B
Nick Bauer, KM 3
Alex Roosen, KW 2
Cole Kruger, Hay 2
Stolen bases SB
Zach Hillman, Lourdes 21
Bryce Boyle-Hoban, CF 10
Pitching W L ERA
Jordan Pin, PI 2 2 0.92
Alex Roosen, KW 4 0 1.53
Luke Schmidt, PI 1 1 1.75
Drew Sathrum, KW 4 2 1.95
Ben Warneke, PI 5 1 2.20
Cody Hinrichs, ZM 2 2 2.81
Colin Ripley, KM 5 0 3.12
Strikeouts K
Alex Roosen, KW 46
Drew Sathrum, KW 40
Jordan Pin, PI 37
Ben Warneke, PI 32
Cody Hinrichs, ZM 17
Innings pitched IP
Jordan Pin, PI 38
Ben Warneke, PI 35
Drew Sathrum, KW 32
Alex Roosen, KW 32
Cody Hinrichs, ZM 31.3
Carley Henning, ZM 3
Molly Shelton, PI 2
Morgan Olson, ZM 2
Home runs HR
Dani Wagner, Hay 11
Carley Henning, ZM 7
Hailey Dykes, ZM 3
Morgan Olson, ZM 2
Alyssa Quam, ZM 2
Stolen bases SB
Takota Tierney, Byron 19
Kaylea Schorr, KM 16
Summer Cavallaro, PI 7
Molly Shelton, PI 4
Pitching W L ERA
Maddie Damon, KM 15 0 0.16
Caitlyn Hughes, Stew 9 2 0.48
Morgan Olson, ZM 11 1 1.41
Kailee Berquam, KW - - 2.14
Amber Gehrke, ZM 4 1 2.60
Strikeouts K
Maddie Damon, KM 191
Kailee Berquam, KW 164
Caitlyn Hughes, Stew 137
Morgan Olson, ZM 68
Amber Gehrke, ZM 20
New Haven Sodbusters meet a
Goodhue County Canine Unit
New Haven Sodbusters who learned about the Goodhue County Sheriffs Offices canine unit at their May
meeting are, front row: Jason Ryan, Hope Forehand, Natalie Kottom (petting dog), Ransom (dog), Anne
Simpson, and James Rossman; middle row: Nick Rossman, Garret Rossman, Mitchell Kaul, Officer Matt
Hoekstra, and Catherine Williamson; back row: Aiden Allen, Kristina Allen, and Reed Kohlmeyer.
By Andrew Bogard
The New Haven Sodbusters 4-
H club celebrated a Mothers Day
theme for the monthly meeting
held May 4 at St. Michaels Catho-
lic Church.
To open the meeting, Goodhue
Sheriff Deputies Matt Hoekstra
and Brandon Howard provided a
fascinating presentation and dem-
onstration on the canine unit with
Hoekstas search dog Ransom
showing his skills. Ransom, a
European German Shephard, with
cues from the officers, showed the
4-Hers how to hold an
attacker. Interestingly, Ransom
comes from a long line of police
dogs with keen noses to find drugs
and lost people.
After thanking the canine unit
and bidding them goodbye, the
club proceeded with the meeting
including demonstrations by Jacob
Michelizzi and Connor Williamson
on horse tack, Catherine
Williamson on parts of a violin,
and Brandon Heim on rockets. Jan
McNallan led the Cloverbuds
activity on potting flowers for
Mothers Day gifts. The club do-
nated bottled water for the run-
ners participating in the upcom-
ing Pine Island Ribbon Walk/Run
to be held June 7, 2014.
Business included review of the
county Hog Roast fundraiser and
various community service projects
(fleece tie blankets for pediatric
patients at St. Marys Hospital,
Adopt-a-Highway and New Ha-
ven Township ditch cleanup, and
pop sales for Cheese Fest parade).
The Forehand family will be co-
ordinating the clubs summer ac-
tivity to be held in August.
Announcements included infor-
mation on the 4-H Regional Sum-
mer Camp, the Olmsted County
Fair and county softball. In rec-
ognition of our mothers, they were
ushered to the front of the line for
the potluck!
Our next meeting will be Mon-
day, June 9, at 6 p.m. If you are
interested in joining, please con-
tact Key Leader Connie Bogard
at 367-2672.
Many paintball incidents
reported in Pine Island
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
PINE ISLAND Many suspi-
cious incidents involving paintball
damage have been reported in Pine
Island in May.
The first incident was reported
on May 2 at 12:30 p.m., when a
baseball dugout at the school was
shot with paintballs. No perma-
nent damage was reported.
On May 5, two vehicles were
hit with paintballs while parked
in the school lot. The incident was
believed to have occurred between
April 25 and 26.
On May 8, it was reported that
paintballers hit two vehicles and a
house on Pine Ct NE. Residences
were also targeted two on 8th St
SE, two on Muirfield Ln SE, two
on Turnberry Ln SE, one on 20th
Ave SE, and one on 21st Ln SE.
Businesses reported being
paintballed were Hardware Hank,
Rainbow Caf, the fire station, and
the school. Vehicles were hit on
Main St S, Pine Ct NE, and 1st
Ave SE.
Property owners who discover
paintball damage should report it
to law enforcement. Anyone with
information on these incidents or
persons involved should either call
911, speak with a deputy, or use
the anonymous tip line at 1-866-
OHara announces candidacy
for Wabasha County Sheriff
Scott OHara
Scott OHara announced on May
10 that he will run for Wabasha
County Sheriff. I have always
contemplated running for Wabasha
County Sheriff since I began pur-
suing a law enforcement degree
in 1986, he said.
Scott grew up on the family farm
four miles outside of Zumbro Falls.
He attended the brick schoolhouse
in Zumbro Falls, Bluff View El-
ementary School and graduated
from Lincoln High School in Lake
City in 1982. Scott and his wife
Sara have been married for 13 years
and have three children, Miranda
(18), Molly (12) and Ryan (10).
After graduation from high
school, OHara worked in vari-
ous occupations including con-
struction, sales, and factory work.
After exploring a variety of jobs,
I decided to take my fathers ad-
vice and go to college. In 1986 I
began classes in law enforcement
while working as a hospital secu-
rity officer in downtown Minne-
apolis, stated Scott. OHara re-
ceived his degree in law enforce-
ment from North Hennepin Com-
munity College. In 1991 he began
his law enforcement career with
the Coon Rapids Police Depart-
ment as a patrol officer. OHara
also had the opportunity to work
for the Anoka County Sheriffs
Office as a bailiff, jailer and trans-
port deputy. Working with the
Anoka County Sheriffs Depart-
ment I gained experience and
knowledge of how a sheriffs of-
fice runs. That knowledge will be
very valuable to me if I become
the Wabasha County Sheriff,
OHara said.
After September 11, 2001,
OHara was recruited by St. Paul
Chief of Police Bill Finney to join
the St. Paul Police Department.
Scott left his detective position
with the Coon Rapids Police De-
partment and spent the next thir-
teen years in various jobs in St.
Paul. Those jobs included work-
ing as a school officer (high school
and middle school), Traffic and
Motors unit Officer and the
A.C.O.P. unit (working in low
income hi-rises and housing
projects). For the past several years
OHara has been an AR-15 rifle
operator while on patrol. With this
training he assisted in high risk
crisis response for fast reaction
deployment of the AR-15.
In 2005 OHara returned to his
roots and the family farm. For the
past nine years he has commuted
to work in the metro area from his
home in rural Zumbro Falls. In
early 2014, OHara retired from
the St. Paul Police Department.
He said, My 27 year career in
public safety and law enforcement
in the Twin Cities area provided
me an extensive background in
all facets of law enforcement. I
was exposed to complex cultural
communication issues daily. This
experience will be vital in leading
the Wabasha County Sheriffs
Department. As Rochester, Red
Wing and Winona continue to
expand and grow, Wabasha County
will need to prepare for the crime
and population changes that will
ultimately move into our area.
Managing this growth and change
will require my metro experience,
new ideas and ability to effectively
prepare for the publics safety.
OHara has received several
awards throughout his career in-
cluding the Red Cross Life Sav-
ing Award and the Award for Valor
in 1998. His hobbies include prac-
ticing a variety of the martial arts.
Scott also enjoys running, hunt-
ing and target shooting.
OHara had this to say about
law enforcement in Wabasha
County: I have been very im-
pressed with the professionalism
and dedication of our deputies. I
would be honored to serve with
them and earn their respect as a
leader. I would also be grateful
for the opportunity to serve my
home area and all the citizens of
Wabasha County.
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KW sweeps two games at Goodhue
By Faye Haugen
GOODHUE Kenyon-Wana-
mingo opened the week with a
doubleheader sweep of Goodhue
in HVL baseball. The Knights
earned shutouts in both games.
Game one
Alex Roosen was in control on
the mound for KW in the opening
game, a 9-0 Knight win. The right-
handed senior struck out 16, walked
one and gave up one single to Ri-
ley Augustine.
Alex was dominant in this one-
hit shutout, remarked KW coach
Randy Hockinson.
Blake Jacobson led KW at the
plate going 3 for 4 with a double
and an RBI. Alex Roosen had a
single and two RBI and Connor
Sviggum hit a single.
Augustine was tagged with the
mound loss for Goodhue. He struck
out two, walked four and gave up
10 hits.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 9 - Goodhue 0
KW 0 1 1 3 0 0 4 9 10 1
Goodhue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - A. Roosen 7 16 1 1 0 0
G - Augustine 7 2 4 10 5 3
1B: KW - Blake Jacobson (2), Alex Roosen
(1), Conor Sviggum (1); G Riley Augustine
(1); 2B: KW - Blake Jacobson (1), Ted An-
droli (1)
Game Two
The nightcap was much like the
first game as Knight pitching took
away Goodhues offense.
Blake Jacobson earned the
mound win when he struck out
six, walked none and gave up two
hits in the 10-0 win.
Blake threw his best game of
the season with excellent control,
praised Coach Hockinson.
Taylor Buck tossed four innings
for Goodhue. He struck out one
and gave up eight hits.
Leading KW at the plate were
Alex Roosen, 2 for 3 with a hom-
erun, double and three RBI, Jake
Whipple, and Gavin Roosen, 2 for
3 each with an RBI.
Nathan Altendorf and Riley
Augustine had Goodhues two hits.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 10 - Goodhue 0
Goodhue 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
KW 0 3 0 7 x 10 9 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Jacobson 5 6 0 2 0 0
G - T. Buck 4 1 2 8 10 6
1B: KW - Gavin Roosen (2), Jake Whipple
(2), Jared Clawiter (1), Ted Androli (1); G
Nathan Altendorf (1), Riley Augustine (1);
2B: KW Alex Roosen (1); HR: KW - Alex
Roosen (1)
ZM posts an upset over PI
By Faye Haugen
ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota-
Mazeppa baseball team has
struggled to earn wins this sea-
son, but they may have played their
best game of the season when they
upset Pine Island 5-3 in Zumbrota,
The loss knocked the Panthers
out of the lead in the HVL Blue
Trailing 3-1, ZM tallied four
runs in the bottom of the third to
take the lead for good. A single by
Michael Wicks, walk to Mark
Yeakel, sacrifice bunt by Cody
Heitman and RBI singles by Chase
Steffen, Jacob Ugland (two RBI)
and Alex Nelson put ZM ahead of
their Highway 52 rival.
ZM played a good game today
and we failed to take advanage of
numerous opportunites to score
more runs, remarked PI coach
Craig Anderson who saw 10
baserunners stranded.
Michael Wicks earned the
mound win for ZM when he struck
out two, walked four and gave up
nine hits over 5.1 innings. Cody
Hinrichs earned the save when he
struck out two, walked one and
gave up one hit over 1.2 innings.
Ben Warneke went the distance
for PI on the hill. He struck out
three, walked one and gave up
seven hits.
Leading ZM at the plate were
Connor Hegseth, 3 for 3 with a
double, and Chase Steffen, 2 for 3
with an RBI.
PI was paced by Ben Bauer, Luke
Schmidt and Jared Lohmeyer (RBI
wih two hits each. Aaron Gillard
had a triple.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 5 - Pine Island 3
Pine Island 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 11 2
ZM 0 1 4 0 0 0 x 5 7 4
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
ZM - Wicks 5.1 2 4 9 3 2
KW and PI split a doubleheader
By Faye Haugen
WANAMINGO In a pair of
well played games, Kenyon-Wana-
mingo split an HVL doubleheader
in Wanamingo, Friday. Both teams
finish 9-3 in HVL Blue Division
Game one
The Panthers edged the Knights
2-1 in 10 innings in the opening
After great pitching from all
four pitchers, Pine Island scored
an unearned run on a hit (with
two outs) by Jared Lohmeyer,
reported KW coach Randy Hock-
Good pitching can shut down
good hitting and that proved to be
true in this game, said PI coach
Craig Anderson. We hung in there,
got solid pitching from Alex Kautz
and Jordan Pin and finally were
able to push a run across in the top
of the 10th.
Kautz threw 5 innings with three
strikeouts, two walks and seven
hits. Pin struck out five, walked
one and gave up two hits over five
innings. Alex Roosen tossed nine
innings for KW, striking out 11,
walking three and giving up five
hits. Connor Sviggum struck our
two and gave up two hits in an
inning of action.
Leaders at the plate for PI were
Ben Bauer with a pair of singles, a
double by Jordan Pin and RBI
singles by Lohmeyer and Adam
Drew Sathrum went 3 for 4 for
the Knights. Alex Roosen had an
RBI double and Gavin Roosen hit
a double.
Pine Island 2 - Kenyon-Wanamingo 1
PI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 3
KW 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
PI - Kautz 5 3 2 7 1 0
PI - Pin 5 5 1 2 0 0
KW - A. Roosen 9 11 3 5 1 1
KW - Sviggum 1 2 0 2 1 0
1B: PI Ben Bauer (2), Jared Lohmeyer (1),
Adam Pleschourt (1), Matt Kukson, (1), Ben
Warneke (1); KW - Blake Jacobson (1), Jared
Clawiter (2), Drew Sathrum (3) 2B: PI
Jordan Pin (1); KW - Alex Roosen (1)
Game two
The Knights rallied to win the
nightcap 3-1 when they scored three
runs in the top of the seventh in-
Trailing 1-0 , Connor Sviggum
bunt single resulted in a two-run
throwing error to put us ahead,
said Coach Hockinson. Drew
Sathrum showed leadership on the
mound and in the dugout for this
come-from-behind win.
Sathrum struck out seven,
walked two and gave up two hits
in the win. He also had a single, as
did Alex Roosen, Jake Whipple,
Gavin Roosen and Connor Svig-
We were not able to generate
much offense, but we got another
great pitching performance from
Ben Warneke, pointed out Coach
Anderson of the senior who struck
out five, walked one and gave up
five hits. Though we lost this
game, we played much improved
defense than we did earlier in the
week, which will be the key to
making any kind of run in the tour-
naments. The subsection is loaded
with talented teams, so the fans
should get out and see some great
baseball this week.
Luke Schmidt had a double to
lead PI at the plate with Jordan
Pin getting a single.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 3 - Pine Island 1
KW 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 1
Pine Island 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Sathrum 7 7 2 2 1 0
PI - Warneke 7 5 1 4 3 1
1B: KW - Gavin Roosen (1), Drew Sathrum
(1), Connor Sviggum (1), Jake Whipple (1),
Alex Roosen (1); PI Jordan Pin (1); 2B: PI
Luke Schmidt (1)
News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Kenyon-Wanamingos Alex Roosen rears back to deliver a pitch at Goodhue in Mondays doubleheader in
Goodhue. The Knights swept both games from the Wildcats.
Goodhues Riley Augustine takes a swing at a Kenyon-Wanamingo pitch in the pouring rain in Goodhue on
Monday. Dylan Craig sets up to make the catch.
News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Pine Islands Jordan Pin zeroes in on a pop-up to third base in Mondays
game in Zumbrota.
ZM - Hinrichs 1.2 2 1 1 0 0
PI - Warneke 6 3 1 7 5 5
1B: ZM Jacob Ugland (1), Chase Steffen
(2), Noah Prodzinski (1), Alex Nelson (1),
Mark Yeakel (1), Connor Hegseth (2), Michael
Wicks (1); PI - Ben Bauer (2), Luke Schmidt
(2), Jared Lohmeyer (2), Ben Warneke (1),
Matt Kukson (1), Jordan Pin (1) 2B: ZM
Connor Hegseth (1); 3B: PI Aaron Gillard
Zumbrota-Mazeppa center fielder Cody Heitmann pulls up as shortstop Brady Schoenfelder makes an over
the back catch against Pine Island in Zumbrota, Monday.
4. Kenyon-Wanamingo
Saturday, May 24
at Austin, 10 a.m.
5. Medford
7. Goodhue
2. Randolph
6. Lyle/Pacelli
3. Hayfield
Saturday, May 24
at Austin, 10 a.m..
Monday, May 26 at
Austin, 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 22 at Adams, 5 p.m.
1. Southland
2014 West Section 1A Baseball Tournament
Thursday, May 22 at Wanamingo, 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 22 at Randolph, 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 22 at Hayfield, 5 p.m.
8. Blooming Prairie
Top two teams advance to the Section 1A
tournament Saturday, May 31 at Mayo Field, Rocheseter
Saturday, May 24 at
Austin, 12:30 p.m.
Monday, May 26 at
Austin, 5:30 p.m.
ZM comes up short in three games
By Faye Haugen
ZUMBROTA It was a tough
week for the Zumbrota-Mazeppa
baseball team as they lost five of
six games. ZM came up short
against Cannon Falls and in double-
headers against Kenyon-Wana-
mingo and Lake City.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa (3-9, HVL
4-14 overall) will open West Sec-
tion 1AA play at the higher seed
on Thursday at 5 p.m. A win would
put them into Saturdays semifi-
nals at 10 a.m. at Cannon Falls. A
loss will end their season
Cannon Falls
HVL Blue Division champion
Cannon Falls earned a 9-1 win in
Zumbrota on Friday.
Michael Wicks gave up 12 hits
in the loss for the Cougars on the
mound. He struck out two and
walked two.
Jacob Ugland had a pair hits
and Wicks added a single.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 1 - Cannon Falls 9
Cannon Falls 0 5 0 3 0 1 0 9 12 0
ZM 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
ZM - Wicks 6 2 2 12 9 9
1B: ZM Jacob Ugland (2), Michael Wicks
Lake City - game one
Lake City earned an 8-0 shut-
out over the Cougars in Zumbrota
on Friday. The doubleheader
match-up was limited to five in-
nings in each game, since ZM had
already played a seven-inning game
against Cannon Falls.
ZM had just two hits in the
firstgame loss, singles by Jacob
Ugland and Cody Hinrichs. The
Cougars also committed four er-
Brady Schoenfelder gave up six
hits over three innings of work on
the mound.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0 - Lake City 8
ZM 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Lake City 3 2 3 0 x 8 8 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
ZM - Schoenfelder 3 0 0 6 8 6
1B: ZM Jacob Ugland (1), Cody Hinrichs
Lake City - game two
The Tigers earned the sweep
with a 4-0 win in the nightcap.
Cody Hinrichs struck out five,
walked two and gave up four hits
in the mound loss. Four Cougar
errors fueled the Tiger attack.
Jacob Ugland had three hits to
lead the Cougars at the plate. Con-
nor Hegseth had a double.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0 - Lake City 4
Lake City 1 0 1 1 1 4 4 0
ZM 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
ZM - Hinrichs 5 5 2 4 4 2
1B: ZM Jacob Ugland (3); 2B: ZM Con-
nor Hegseth (1)
4. Pine Island
Saturday, May 24
at Cannon Falls,
10 a.m.
5. Byron
6. Stewartville
3. Cannon Falls
7. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
2. Kasson-Mantorville
Saturday, May 24
at Cannon Falls,
13:30 p.m.
Monday, May 26 at
Cannon Falls, 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 22 at Rochester, 5 p.m.
1. Lourdes
2014 West Section 1AA Baseball Tournament
Thursday, May 22 at Pine Island, 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 22 at Cannon Falls, 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 22 at Kasson, 5 p.m.
8. Triton
Top two teams advance to the Section 1AA
tournament Saturday, May 31 at Mayo Field, Rochester
Saturday, May 24
at Cannon Falls, 3 p.m.
Monday, May 26 at
Cannon Falls, 5:30 p.m.
Area Sports
PI boys place fourth, girls sixth
in Class A True Team Meet
By Faye Haugen
Pine Island girls and boys track
teams ran in the State Class A
True Team Meet at Stillwater on
Saturday. The Panther boys im-
proved on their seventh-place
finish from a year ago to place
fourth this year. The PI girls were
making their first appearance in
the State True Team in nine years.
The Minnesota State High
School Track Coaches Associa-
tion sponsors the True Team Meet
which measures the true strength
of a track program. Each school
is allowed to enter two athletes
and one relay team in each event.
Points are awarded to each ath-
lete depending on their finish.
The Pine Island boys captured
the Section 1A title last week
earning an automatic bid to the
state meet. The Panther girls
placed second behind Lake City
in the final standings, but they
earned a wild card berth into the
meet with the highest point to-
tals of all the section second-place
Against some very tough com-
petition, the Panther boys tallied
343 points to place fourth. Hold-
ingford won the team title with
437 points followed by Maple
Lake, 377, Luverne, 361, and Pine
Mitchel Acker had an excel-
lent meet, placing first in the 800-
meter and 1600-meter runs. Kyle
Groven won the 200-meter dash
and was second in the 400-meter
dash. Ben Farrell was second in
the 200-meter dash and Jack
Miller was second in the discus.
The PI 4x800 and 4x400-meter
relay teams both placed second.
Holdingford 437, Maple Lake 377, Lu-
verne 361, Pine Island 343, Mankato
Loyola/Cleveland 336, Jackson County
Central 319.5, Dillworth-Glyndon-Fel-
ton 306, Moose Lake/Willow River 259.5,
West Marshall 192
Track events
100-meter dash: 6. Kyle Groven (PI) 11.6;
7. Ben Farrell (PI) 11..66; 110-meter hurdles:
14. Nicholas Cain (PI) 18.55; 16. Andy Bog-
ard (PI) 19.10; 1600-meter run: 1. Mitchel
Acker (PI) 4:44.04; 13. Jack Williams (PI)
4:56.73; 400-meter dash: 2. Kyle Groven
(PI) 52.82; 12. Andy Bogard (PI) 55.62; 800-
meter run: 1. Mitchel Acker (PI) 2:02.22; 6.
Isaiah Ondler (PI) 2:07.84; 200-meter dash:
1. Kyle Groven (PI) 23.27; 2. Ben Farrell (PI)
23.30; 300-meter hurdles: 8. Chris Frick
(PI) 45.64; 11 Marcus Aarsvold (PI) 47.08;
3200-meter run: 7. Jack Williams (PI)
10:55.47; 15. Logan Meurer (PI) 11.27
Field events
High jump: 6. Ben Farrell (PI) 510; 17.
Caleb Hedlund (PI) 48; Discus: 2. Jack
Miller (PI) 1389;16. Ben Haller (PI) 921;
Triple jump: 5. Ben Farrell (PI) 389; 12.
Chris Frick (PI) 361.5; Shot put: 10. Jack
Miller (PI) 4010.25; 18. Peyton Thein (PI)
3210.25; Long jump: 7. Tristan Akason
(PI) 187; 8. Chris Frick (PI) 186; Pole
vault: 14. Brandon Haze (PI) 9; 17. Mitch-
ell Magnuson (PI) 86
4x800-meter relay: 2. Pine Island 8:34.85;
4x200-meter relay: 5. Pine Island 1:36.73;
4x100-meter relay: 9. Pine Island 48.41;
4x400-meter relay: 2. Pine Island 3:37.96
Luverne was first in the girls
final standings with 394.5 points.
They were followed by Osakis,
391.5, Lake City, 360.5, Blue
Earth Area, 365.5, International
Falls, 331.5 and Pine Island,
It was an awesome experi-
ence, said Coach Bill Frame of
returning to the True Team Meet.
Our team goal was to try and
equal or better our boys wild card
placing last year of seventh place.
We knew that Luverne is always
very tough as well and Blue Earth.
Of course, Lake City would be
fighting to be near the top. But,
looking at other section results,
we felt that our performance
should keep us up off the bot-
tom of the pack.
Eliza Warneke led the Pan-
thers by placing second in the
100-meter hurdles and third in
the 300-meter hurdles. The Pan-
ther 4x400-meter relay team of
Caitlin Schartau, Sara Schartau,
Brittney Arndt and Laura Torge-
son ran their best time of he sea-
son, placing third in 4:16.9. Leah
Anderton was fourth in the pole
We had no individual win-
ners, but we contended for a few
top spots. Laura Torgeson was
our Iron Woman athlete running
in the 4x800, 4x400-meter re-
lays and the open 800-meter run,
remarked Coach Frame. Going
into the last race, we were in
seventh place 11.5 points out of
Maple Lakes sixth-place posi-
tion. After the race we eked into
sixth place in the team standings
by a mere one-half of a point.
The half-point difference came
down to two factors in the final
event of the day. In the 4x400-
meter relay we clipped our nem-
esis Lake City by 26/100ths of a
second to decide third and fourth
place in that race, and Maple Lake
was edged for the seventh posi-
tion by 15/100ths of a second
by Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. It
was a sweet finish to our day.
Luverne 394.5, Osakis 391.5, Lake City
360.5, Blue Earth Area 356.5, Inter-
national Falls 331.5, Pine Island 309.5,
Maple Lake 309, Mesabi East 245.5,
Dillworth-Glyndon-Felton 231.5
Track events
100-meter hurdles: 2. Eliza Warneke (PI)
16.54; 11. Katie Schultz (PI) 18.34; 100-
meter dash: 11. Madison House (PI) 13.87;
17. Madi Owen (PI) 14.14; 1600-meter
run: 10. Taylor Rasmussen (PI) 5:58.95;
13. Jordan Braaten (PI) 6:01.33; 400-meter
dash: 6. Caitlin Schartau (PI) 64.10; 14.
Brittney Arndt (PI) 66.09; 200-meter dash:
4. Eliza Warneke (PI) 27.31; 14. Madison
House (PI) 29.07; 300-meter hurdles: 3.
Eliza Warneke (PI) 49.45; 15. Abby Gushu-
lak (PI) 53.75; 800-meter run: 5. Laura
Torgeson (PI) 2:30.30; 12. Sara Schartau
(PI) 2:39.68; 3200-meter run: 7. Adeline
Angst (PI) 13:00.49; 13. Jocasta Adelsman
(PI) 13:47.79
Field events
High jump: 6. Niki Fokken (PI) 410; 9.
Eliza Warneke (PI) 48; Triple jump: 13.
Lauren Hunskor (PI) 296; 18. Kaitlin Dick
(PI) 284; Long jump: 11. Ana Marx (PI)
14.75; 13. Kaitlin Dick (PI) 1310.25;
Shot put: 14. Kaitlin Bronk (PI) 278.25;
17. Kalley Berg (PI) 267; Pole vault: 4.
Leah Anderton (PI) 76; 14. Liza Shelquist
(PI) 66; Discus: 6. Kaitlin Bronk (PI) 881.5;
8. Kalley Berg (PI) 86
4x800-meter relay: 5. Pine Island (Laura
Torgeson, Adeline Angst, Jocasta Adelsman,
Abby Gushulak) 10:35.72; 4x200-meter
relay: 4. Pine Island (Caitlin Schartau, Sara
Schartau, Madison House, Brittney Arndt)
1:51.88; 4x100-meter relay: 5. Pine Is-
land (Madison House, Ana Marx, Madi Owen,
Katie Schultz) 54.00; 4x400-meter relay:
3. Pine Island (Caitlin Schartau, Sara Schar-
tau, Brittney Arndt, Laura Torgeson) 4:16.90
Byron wins a dual meet over Pine Island
By Faye Haugen
BYRON The Pine Island and
Byron track teams competed in
a dual meet in Byron on Tues-
day with the Bears placing first.
Leading Pine Island with first-
place finishes were Mitchel Acker
in the 800-meter run, Jack Miller
in the discus, the 4x800-meter
relay team of Jason Hoerle, Ja-
cob Higgins, Logan Meurer,
Isaiah Ondler and the 4x100-
meter relay team of Tristan Aka-
son, Patrick Bogard, Andrew
Bogard and Mitchel Magnuson.
Byron 98, Pine Island 48
Track events
800-meter run: 1. Mitchel Acker (PI) 2:02.22
Field events
Discus: 1. Jack Miller (PI) 1439
4x800-meter relay: 1. Pine Island (Jason
Hoerle, Jacob Higgins, Logan Meurer, Isaiah
Ondler) 9:06; 4x100-meter relay: 1. Pine
Island (Tristan Akason, Patrick Bogard, An-
drew Bogard, Mitchel Magnuson) 48.62;
Leading the Pine Island girls
team by placing first were Ade-
line Angst in the 1600-meter run,
Sarah Schartau in the 400-meter
dash, Eliza Warneke in the 300-
meter hurdles and high jump,
Jordyn Braaten in the 3200-meter
run, the 4x200-meter relay team
of Caitlin Schartau, Eliza
Warneke, Madison House and
Brittney Arndt and the 4x400-
meter relay team of Caitlin Schar-
tau, Eliza Warneke, Sara Schar-
tau and Laura Torgeson.
Byron 92, Pine Island 53
Track events
100-meter dash: 2. Ana Marx (PI) 13.71;
1600-meter run: 1. Adeline Angst (PI) 6:05;
2. Jocasta Adelsman (PI) 6:08; 400-meter
dash: 1. Sara Schartau (PI) 1:04.26; 2.
Laura Torgeson (PI) 1:04.67; 200-meter
dash: 2. Caitlin Schartau (PI) 27.6; 3. Britt-
ney Arndt (PI) 28.48; 300-meter hurdles:
1. Eliza Warneke (PI) 48.89; 800-meter
run: 1. Jordyn Braaten (PI) 2:51
Field events
High jump: 1. Eliza Warneke (PI) 48; 2.
Leah Anderton (PI) 44; Long jump: 3.
Ana Marx (PI) 15; Discus: 3. Kalley Berg
(PI) 878.75
4x200-meter relay: 1. Pine Island (Caitlin
Schartau, Eliza Warneke, Madison House,
Brittney Arndt) 1:51.95; 4x400-meter re-
lay: 1. Pine Island (Caitlin Schartau, Eliza
Warneke, Sara Schartau, Laura Torgeson)
Track teams wrap up the season at Triton
By Faye Haugen
nual Triton Invitational is the
regular season finale for area track
teams. It gives coaches a chance
to get some younger athletes some
varsity experience and rest some
of their better athletes for this
weeks subsection meet.
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys
won the 15-team meet with
Kenyon-Wanamingo placing
third. Pine Island ran with a lim-
ited squad due to Saturdays ap-
pearance in the State Class A
True Team Meet.
St. Peter won the girls title
with ZM placed sixth and
Kenyon-Wanamingo sixth.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa had one
first-place finisher in Jacob Dahl
who won the 100-meter dash.
Placing second for ZM were Craig
Banks in the 400-meter dash, Sean
OMalley in the 200-meter dash.
In third place were Maverick
Jackson in the pole vault, the
Cougar 4x400-meter relay team
of Zach Sanborn, Adam Krage,
Matt Lyon and Craig Banks and
the 4x100-meter relay team of
Jacob Dahl, Matt Lyon, Sean
OMalley and Steve Askvig.
Kenyon-Wanamingo was led
by their first-place 4x100-meter
relay team of Caleb Greseth,
Devyn Stordahl, Mason Steven-
son and Kyle Keller and Eric
Hokanson in the 1600-meter run.
Greseth placed second in the
110-meter hurdles, and placing
third were Mason Stevenson in
the 300-meter hurdles and the
4x800-meter relay team of Micah
Grove, Sam Ringham, Ben Nys-
tuen, Eric Hokanson.
The Panthers were led by
Andrew Bogard who placed sixth
in the 300-meter hurdles.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 82.78, Hayfield 79,
Kenyon-Wanamingo 74, Cannon Falls
71.14, Chatfield 69.5, St. Peter 64,
Kasson-Mantorville 55, Lourdes 54.78,
Byron 53, Triton 32, Janesville-Waldorf-
Pemberton 29.14, Pine Island 10, Stew-
artville 9.5, Lyle/Pacelli 8.14, Kingsland
Track events
100-meter dash: 1. Jacob Dahl (ZM) 2.17;
2. Devyn Stordahl (KW) 12.23; 7. Nathaniel
Bauernfeind (KW) 12.79; 110-meter hurdles:
2. Caleb Greseth (KW) 16.27; 1600-meter
run: 1. Eric Hokanson (KW) 4:49.51; 3.
Micah Grove (KW) 4:57.7; 7. Ben Nystuen
(KW) 5:03.93; 400-meter dash: 2. Craig
Banks (ZM) 53.09; 4. Aaron Bianchi (ZM)
55.60; 200-meter dash: 2. Sean OMalley
(ZM) 25.03; 3. Matt Lyon (ZM) 25.13; 300-
meter hurdles: 3. Mason Stevenson (KW)
42.67; 4. Jacob Tschann (ZM) 46.00; 5. Ben
Ringham (KW) 46.18; 6. Andy Bogard (PI)
47.37; 7. Marcus Aarsvold (PI) 48.08.; 3200-
meter run: 4. Bailey Berg (ZM) 10:54.248.
Ben Kleese (KW) 11:12.28
Field events
High jump: 6. Zach Sanborn (ZM) 54; 8.
Alex Guse (ZM) 51; Shot put: 6. Caleb
Greseth (KW) 392; Long jump: 6. Zach
Sanborn (ZM) 181.5; Pole vault: 3. Mav-
erick Jackson (ZM) 10; 5. Craig Banks (ZM)
96; 6. Brandon Haze (PI) 96
4x800-meter relay: 3. Kenyon-Wanamingo
(Micah Grove, Sam Ringham, Ben Nystuen,
Eric Hokanson) 8:53.28; 6. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
(Noah Krueger, Colton Webster, Cole Hafer-
man, James Drettwan) 10:01.7; 7. Pine Is-
land (Logan Douglas, Jimmy Kroll, David Eaton,
Ryan Haffeman) 10:06.85; 4x200-meter
relay: 1. Kenyon-Wanamingo (Caleb Gre-
seth, Devyn Stordahl, Mason Stevenson, Kyle
Keller) 1:36.93; 4. Zumbrota-Mazeppa (Dil-
lon Downes, Jacob Tschann, Adam Krage,
Steve Askvig) 1:40.32; 4x100-meter re-
lay: 2. Kenyon-Wanamingo (Caleb Greseth,
Devyn Stordahl, Mason Stevenson, Kyle Keller)
46.8; 3. Zumbrota-Mazeppa (Jacob Dahl, Matt
Lyon, Sean OMalley, Steve Askvig) 47.44;
4x400-meter relay: 3. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
(Zach Sanborn, Adam Krage, Matt Lyon, Craig
Banks) 3:45.39
Maddie Lindhart continued her
dominance in the weights, win-
ning both the shot and discus for
the Cougars. Skyler Jacobson
placed first in the 1600-meter run
for ZM.
KW was paced by Mara Quam
who won the 100-meter hurdles
and long jump. Tess Hokanson
was third in the 400-meter dash
and Corynne Dahl was third in
the 300-meter hurdles.
The Panthers only points were
scored by their eighth-place
4x400-meter relay team of Malea
Klein, Emma Vouk, Olivia Thiede
and Rylee Goodman.
With qualifying for the wild
card berth into the State True
Team Meet on Saturday, we
needed to make sure that our var-
sity kids were adequately rested
and set mentally for the big Sat-
urday meet. So we took the 14-
team Triton meet as an opportu-
nity to get a great number of jun-
ior varsity tracksters a season-
ending bug meet to compete in,
said PI coach Bill Frame. These
girls spanned seventh to twelfth
grade and they stepped up to toe
the board and compete in the big
leagues. We were pleased to see
several athletes perform their best
and achieve many personal
records. Our team score was not
the goal. It was about getting that
final chance to perform for the
season and doing our very best.
In that we were very success-
St. Peter 145, Chatfield 83, Kasson-
Mantorville 65, Byron 64, Hayfield 55,
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 52, Kenyon-Wana-
mingo 52, Cannon Falls 47, Triton 39,
Lyle/Pacelli 33, Stewartville 29,
Kingsland 18, Lourdes 13, Janesville-
Waldorf-Pemberton 4, Pine Island 1
Track events
100-meter hurdles: 1. Mara Quam (KW)
16.93; 4. Breanna Haag (ZM) 18.09; 100-
meter dash: 5. Bella Wagner (ZM) 14.26;
6. Sara Benrud (KW) 14.42; 8. Erin Groth
(KW) 14.47; 1600-meter run: 1. Skyler
Jacobson (ZM) 5:36.26; 400-meter dash:
3. Tess Hokanson (KW) 1:02.32; 300-meter
hurdles: 3. Corynne Dahl (KW) 53.03; 7.
Sarah Benrud (KW) 54.42; 800-meter run:
8. Kasey Dummer (KW) 2:47.09
Field events
Triple jump: 6. Breanna Haag (ZM) 31;
Long jump: 1. Mara Quam (KW) 16; 7.
Debbie Miller (ZM) 142;8. Katie Lawler
(ZM) 137 Shot put: 1. Maddie Lindhart
(ZM) 3911.25; Discus: 1. Maddie Lindhart
(ZM) 112; 6. Maddie Patterson (KW) 8410
4x800-meter relay: 6. Kenyon-Wanamingo
(Katie Bohn, Kasey Dummer, Alex Blomgren,
Maddie Patterson) 11:02; 4x200-meter re-
lay: 5. Zumbrota-Mazeppa (Debbie Miller,
Katie Lawler, Breanna Haag, Bella Wagner)
2:00.54; 7. Kenyon-Wanamingo (Sydney Way,
Victoria Clouse, Kaitlyn Vold, Corynne Dahl)
2:01.37; 4x100-meter relay: 4. Kenyon-
Wanamingo (Megan Groth, Victoria Clouse,
Sarah Benrud, Erin Groth) 56.11; 6. Zum-
brota-Mazeppa (Amanda Edstrom, Katie Lawler,
Maddie Lindhart, Debbie Miller) 58.14; 4x400-
meter relay: 8. Pine Island (Malea Klein,
Emma Vouk, Olivia Thiede, Rylee Goodman)
Pine Island Lions host the Vision Run
By Nadeen Lunde
PINE ISLAND- Sixteen brave
runners battled the rain and wind
for a good cause on Sunday, April
27. The organizing committee for
the Pine Island Lions 5K and 10K
Vision Run, Ken Aggen, Jeff
Schroeder, and Fred Knudsvig
were excited that runners came
out in the horrid weather for the
1:30 p.m. run.
One woman ran the 10K after
she did another training run in
the morning to prepare for a
marathon. Beth Kohner, who
helps organize the Ribbon Run
during Cheese Fest, doesnt get
to run then and used the oppor-
tunity to take her dog, Rookie,
for a fun run. An added bonus
to the run was the opportunity to
recycle eye glasses. The event
netted 71 pair of glasses!
The top three 5K runners were
Pine Island Lion member Bill
Schroder, Jenna Brandt, and
Siriwimol Narongkidpanit. The
top three 10K runners were
Patrick Johnston, Glenda Schro-
der, and Nathan Rego.
The race was not timed offi-
cially, but the top three in the
5K and the 10K were awarded
cow bell trophies adorned with
the Lions emblem.
Seventeen Lions assisted with
the operation of the run, includ-
ing the daughter of one of the
runners (and Lion) and her friends
who staffed one of the water
stops. Helpers included Boy
Scouts from Pine Island Troop
#69 (leader Peter Sanders). Girl
Scouts troops excitedly welcomed
each and every runner back to
the finish line. The girls repre-
sented scouts from troops #25596
(leader, Ivana Micallef), #25149
(leader, Paige Lindquist, Turie
Stanfield and Becky Ziller),
#44820 (leader Shala Paske), and
#24511 (leaders Cindy Sanders,
Judy Sanford, and Nancy
McKay). The scouts were given
mini-cow bells for their assis-
A final total raised is not avail-
able at this time.
The Pine Island Lions are ex-
citedly looking forward to the
second Run for Vision.
The top three 5K runners at the Pine Island Lions Vision Run were, from left, Siriwimol Narongkidpanit (third
place), Jenna Brandt (second place ),and Pine Island Lion Bill Schroder (first).
The top three 10K runners in the Pine Island Lions Vision Run are, from left, Nathan Rego (third), Glenda
Schroder (second), and Patrick Johnston (first).
Tuesday, May 20
Subsection 4A track at Medford, 4 p.m.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa baseball, Hayfield at Zumbrota, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21
East Section 1A softball at higher seed, 5 p.m.
West Section 1A softball at higher seed, 5 p.m.
West Section 1AA softball at higher seed, 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 22
West Section 1A baseball at higher seed, 5 p.m.
West Section 1AA baseball at higher seed, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 23
West Section 1AA golf tournament at Northern Hills Golf Course, 9 a.m.
East Section 1A softball at Chatfield, 4 p.m.
West Section 1A softball at Austin 4 p.m.
West Section 1AA softball at Stewartville, 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 24
West Section 1A baseball at Austin, 10 a.m.
West Section 1AA baseball at higher seed
Monday, May 26
West Section 1A baseball at Austin, 3 p.m.
West Section 1AA baseball at Rochester
Tuesday, May 27
Section 1A track at Winona, 4 p.m.
Section 1A softball at Austin, 5 p.m.
Section 1AA softball at Austin, 5 p.m.
Section 2AA golf at Mankato, 9 a.m.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa baseball, Hayfield at Zumbrota, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 28
Section 1AA golf at Eastwood Golf Course, 9 a.m.
100-meter dash: Autum Erickson,
Chatfield, 12.81; Morgan Shindler, PEM,,
200-meter dash: Maddy Kammer,
Chatfield, 26.63; Morgan Shindler, PEM,
26.74; Eliza Warneke, Pine Island, 26.87
400-meter dash: Maddy Kammer,
Chatfield, ,1:00.7;Bailey Cronin, Lake
City, 1:01.2
800-meter run: Ashlee Olson, Do-
ver-Eyota, 2:26.03; Katie Eidem, Schaef-
fer Acadmey, 2:26.57
1600-meter run: McKenzie Kirtz,
GMLOS, 5:25.24; Skyler Jacobson, Zum-
brota-Mazeppa, 5:35.45
3200-meter run: Emi Trost, Can-
non Falls, 11:25.65; Siera Stucky, PEM,
100-meter hurdles: Brielle Bierman,
LaCrescent, 15.5; Kelly VonBerge, By-
ron, 15.77 Mara Quam, Kenyon-Wana-
mingo, 16.24
300-meter hurdles: Brielle Bierman,
LaCrescent, 45.73; Mikayla McCullough,
PEM, 47.25; Eliza Warneke, Pine Is-
land, 47.98
Shot put: Maddie Lindhart, Zumbrota-
Mazeppa, 418; Morgan Schmitz, GM-
LOS, 361
Discus: Morgan Schmitz. GMLOS,
1211; Maddie Lindhart, Zumbrota-
Mazeppa, 1189
Long jump: Anne Christopherson, By-
ron, 1711.5; Mara Quam, Kenyon-
Wanamingo, 1611
Triple jump: Anne Christopherson,
Byron, 361; Taylor Knesel, Byron,
3510; Mara Quam, Kenyon-Wana-
mingo, 348.75
High jump: Sarah Holtz, Lyle/Pacelli,
53; Ellyn Luebbe, Medford, 52
Pole vault: Lauren Mikel, Stewartville,
10; Jordan Honken, Rushford-Peter-
son, 97;
4x100-meter relay: Lake City 51.28,
Byron 52.32
4x200-meter relay: LaCrescent,
1:47.94; Chatfield, 1:48.77
4x400-meter relay: LaCrescent
4:13.91; Lake City, 4:16.64; Pine Is-
land, 4:16.9
4x800-meter relay: Lake City,
10:01.08; Dover-Eyota, 10:09.44
100-meter dash: Ryan Pitts, Cale-
donia, 11.31; Kane Carstens, Lour-
des, 11.38; Ben Farrell, Pine Island,
200-meter dash: Kane Carstens, Lour-
des, 22.12; Ben Farrell, Pine Island,
400-meter dash: Nick Steinmetz,
Lourdes, 50.85; McCay Carstens, Lour-
des, 51.08; Mitchel Acker, Pine Is-
land, 51.17
800-meter run: Mitchel Acker, Pine
Island, 1:57.89; Dakota Streit, Lour-
des, 2:00.4
1600-meter run: Ian Torchia, Lour-
des, 4:30.09; Dakota Streit, Lourdes,
4:41.93; Mitchel Acker, Pine Island,
3200-meter run: Ian Torchia, Lour-
des, 9:41.06; Peter Huber, PEM,
110-meter hurdles: Nick Sigrist, By-
ron, 15.4; Caleb Greseth, Kenyon-Wana-
mingo, 15.56
300-meter hurdles: Nick Sigrist, By-
ron, 39.86; Riley Mickow, PEM, 41.09
Shot put: Jayme LaPlant, Chatfield,
513; Preston Hanson, Medford, 46
Discus: Jayme LaPlant, Chatfield,
1798; Shane Curtis, Stewartville,
Long jump: Alex Swanson, PEM,
216.5; Tanner Duffy, LaCrescent,
Triple jump: Noah Carlson, Rush-
ford-Peterson/Houston, 43; Sam
Woods, Stewartville, 4211.1; Ben
Ferrell, Pine Island, 42.5
High jump: West Spier, Caledonia/
Spring Grove, 66; Riley Mickow, PEM,
Pole vault: Nick Sigrist, Byron, 13;
Johnny Lawson, Lourdes, 128
4x100-meter relay: PEM, 45.03;
LaCrescent, 45.04
4x200-meter relay: Lourdes 1:32.53
Kenyon-Wanamingo, 1:35.56
4x400-meter relay: Lourdes 3:23.6
Pine Island, 3:32.03
4x800-meter relay: Lourdes 8:24.41;
Cotter 8:26.44
By Faye Haugen
LAKE CITY Playing on
their home course, the Lake City
girls golf team dominated the
HVL meet that was played in
cold and windy conditions at the
Lake City Golf Club on Friday.
The Tigers, behind medalist
Emily Schimeno who shot a three
under par 69, tallied 305 strokes.
Stewartville was second with 362
strokes, Zumbrota-Mazeppa was
third with 370 strokes, and
Kenyon-Wanamingo placed 10th
with 444 strokes. Pine Island
fielded just one golfer.
Kari Thoreson powered ZM
with a low score of 86. She was
followed by Emily Krohn and
Molly Lawler, each with a 94 ,
and Maddie Nyhus with a 96.
Also playing for the Cougars was
Emma Schnieders with a 100.
Audra Clark paced the Knights
with a score of 103. She was
followed by Mariah Peterson,
105, Meg Clark, 117, and Juli-
ana Baalson, 119.
Pine Island
Pine Islands only player,
Bailey Trogstad-Isaacson, carded
a 114.
The West Section 1AA meet
(ZM and PI) will be played at
Northern Hills Golf Course in
Rochester on Friday, beginning
at 9 a.m. The final round will be
played at Eastwood Golf Course
in Rochester on Wednesday, May
The Section 2AA golf meet
(KW) will be held at North Links
Golf Course in Mankato on Tues-
day, May 27.
Lake City 305: Emily Schimeno 69, Lexi
Geolat 81; Claire Gruber 79, Lidia Wallerich
Stewartville 362: Mackenzie Olsen 80,
Makayla Olsen 87, Jessica Rosenblad 94,
Ahna Boe 101
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 370: Molly Lawler 94,
Kari Thoreson 86, Emily Krohn 94, Maddie
Nyhus 96
Lourdes 397: Anna Becker 93, Anna
Hennessey 95, Sofia Terzik 99, Wynter Bergner
Cannon Falls 410: Maddie Moskal 97,
Lauren Lecy 98, Crin Bowen 102, Liz Freeberg
Kasson-Mantorville 412: Camille Snyder
ZM girls place third in HVL meet
95, Gretchen Johnson 95, Kendall Alexander
104, Emma Brumfield 119
LaCrescent 426: Alex Nutter 82, Mikaela
Michalke 106, Emily Shepardson 115, Anna
Peterson 123
Triton 435: Gretchen Keller 89, Carli Kruk-
erberg 103, Taylor Abbott 116, Chloe Thiemann
Byron 439: Citori Gowlland 107, Bailey
McPhee 113, Grace Hillmeier 113, Kelsey
Engebose 106
Kenyon-Wanamingo 444: Audra Clark 103,
Mariah Peterson 105, Meg Clark 117, Juli-
ana Baalson 119
Pine Island: Bailey Trogstad-Isaacson 114
Hayfield: Samantha Dahlen 92
Medalist: Emily Schimeno, Lake City, 69
By Faye Haugen
FRONTENAC Battling very
cold and windy conditions, the
three area boys golf teams
struggled at the HVL meet that
was held at Frontenac Golf
Course on Friday.
Lourdes edged Triton by one
stroke for the team title, 322-
323. Kasson-Mantorville was
third with 334 strokes followed
by Lake City, 335, Byron, 337,
Cannon Falls, 340, Stewartville
343, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 345,
LaCrescent, 351, Hayfield, 353,
Pine Island, 361, and Kenyon-
Wanamingo, 412.
Golfers will now prepare for
post-season play. The West Sec-
tion 1AA meet (ZM and PI) will
be played at Northern Hills Golf
Course in Rochester on Friday,
beginning at 9 a.m. The final
round will be played at Eastwood
Golf Course in Rochester on
Wednesday, May 28.
The Section 2AA golf meet
(KW) will be held at North Links
Golf Course in Mankato on Tues-
day, May 27.
The Cougars Isaac Leonard
carded an 80 (42-38) on the par
71 course to place seventh over-
Area golf teams struggle at HVL meet
all. He earned HVL All Confer-
ence honros for the second
straight year. Zach Otto of Tri-
ton took medalist honors with a
Leonard was followed by Joey
OGorman, 84 (42-42), Noah
Erickson, 90 (45-45), and Alex
Hunstad, 91 (44-47). Also play-
ing for the Cougars were Corbin
Avery with a 93 (48-45) and Sid
Subramanian with a 96 (50-46).
Pine Island
Matt Smith was low man for
Pine Island with an 82 (41-41)
to place 13th overall. He was fol-
lowed by Kaleb Kautz, 86 (43-
43), Jake Barr, 95 (46-49), and
Cole VanHouten, 98 (48-50).
Keenan Peterson-Rucker carded
a 100 (48-52) and Ryan McNal-
lan fired a 105 (50-55) to round
out Pine Islands varsity team.
As he has all season, Garrick
Mallery was Kenyon-Wana-
mingos number one golfer, fir-
ing a 91 (47-44). He was fol-
lowed by Kyle Knott, 100 (51-
49), Zach Baumgartner, 110 (55-
55) and Clay Burrow, 111 (57-
54). Also playing was Jay
Walleger, 135 (71-64).
Lourdes 322: Luke Alexander 39-40=79,
Jack Tahyer 41-38=79, Josh Fritzjunker 40-
41=81, Peter Alexander 45-38=83
Triton 323: Zach Otto 48-40=78, Austin
Gillund 39-41=80, Jaden Thiemann 41-40=81,
Ethan Otterbein 42-42=84
Kasson-Mantorville 334: Max Blaisdell
41-45=86, Kellen Enright 42-40=82, Kegan
Kochle 40-39=79, Mason Holecek 43-44=87
Lake City 335: Sam Klipfel 42-39=81, Levi
Herbst 40-41=81, Brennan Rothgarn 43-
43=86, Parker Schurhammer 42-45=87
Byron 337: Jay Puffer 45-39=84, Chris
Streed 41-43=84, Hunter Fjerstad 44-40=84,
Riley Truax 44-41=85
Cannon Falls 340: Matt Moskal 43-37=80,
Jackson Bahr 49-42=92, Jonah Callister 40-
40=80, Cole Zimmerman, 46-42=88
Stewartville 343: Alex Sperber 43-43=86,
Jason Danielson 41-44=85, David Rysted
44-42=86, Moses Hettinger 48-38=86
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 345: Isaac Leonard
42-38=80, Noah Erickson 45-45=90, Joey
OGorman 42-42=84, Alex Hunstad 44-47=91
LaCrescent 351: Jake Burg 42-43=85,
Ben Lassig 40-43=83, Gage Undahl 46-52=98,
Michael Michalke 41-44=85
Hayfield 353: Brady Becker 45-38=83, Ja-
cob Dahlen 43-43=85, Sam Olive 46-40=86,
Aaron Anderson 48=51=99
Pine Island 361: Matt Smith 41-41=82,
Kaleb Kautz 43-43=86, Jake Barr 46-49=95,
Cole VanHouten 48-5098
Kenyon-Wanamingo 412: Garrick Mallory
47-22=91, Kyle Knott 51-49=100, Clay Bur-
row 57-54=111, Zach Baumgartner 55-55=110
Medalist: Zach Otto, Triton, 78
By Faye Haugen
brota-Mazeppa golf team played
their last HVL triangular of the
season on Monday at Valley High
Golf Course in LaCrescent. Stew-
artville took team honors on the
girls side, and LaCrescent was
the boys winner.
Stewartville tallied 355 strokes
to place first. ZM was second
with 373 strokes and LaCrescent
was third with 436 strokes.
Kari Thoreson carded an 84,
one stroke back of medalist Mack-
enzie Olsen of Stewartville. Molly
Lawler and Emily Krohn each
shot a 96, and Emma Schnieders
fired a 97 to round out the Cou-
gars scoring squad.
Stewartville 355: Mackenzie Olsen 83,
Makayla Olsen 86, Jessica Rosenblad 95,
Ahna Boe 91
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 373: Molly Lawler,
96; Kari Thoreson, 84, Emily Krohn 96, Emma
Schnieders, 97
LaCrescent 436: Alex Nutter 85, Mikaela
Michalke 106, Emily Shepardson 120, Anna
Peterson 125
Medalist: Mackenzie Olsen 83
The Lancers shot a team score
of 335 on their home course to
edge Stewartville with 338
strokes, and Zumbrota-Mazeppa
with 360 strokes.
Isaac Leonard shot an 85 (41-
44) to lead the Cougars. He was
followed by Noah Erickson (49-
42) and Joey OGorman (47-44)
who each carded a 91. Alex Hun-
stad rounded out the scoring team
with a 93 (48-45). Also playing
for ZM were Corbin Avery, 99
(49-50) and Aaron Adams, 115
ZM makes the long trip to LaCrescent
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 360: Isaac Leonard
41-44=85, Noah Erickson 49-42=91, Joey
OGorman 47-44=91, Alex Hunstad 48-45=93
Medalist: Michael Michalke, LaCrescent,
By Faye Haugen
KENYON The Kenyon-
Wanamingo golf teams wrapped
up regular season play in an HVL
triangular in Kenyon on Tues-
day. Triton ran away with the
boys title, as did Stewartville in
the girls title race.
The Knights will prepare to
play in the Section 2AA golf tour-
nament at North Links Golf
Course in Mankato on Tuesday,
May 27. This will be KWs first
season playing in 2AA after be-
ing in West Section 1A play the
past two years.
Garrick Mallery was Kenyon-
Wanamingos leading golfer with
a 91. He was followed by Kyle
Knott, 93, Jay Walleger, 112,
and Zach Baumgartner, 119.
Triton tallied 298 strokes, led
by medalist Jaden Thiemann who
carded a four-over par 72. Stew-
artville scored a 331, and the
Knights finished with 415 strokes.
Triton 298: Zach Otto 73, Preston Pflaum
77, Jaden Thiemann 72, Ethan Otterbein 76
Stewartville 331: Alex Sperber 83, Jason
Danielson 81, Michael Stageberg 81, Moses
Hettinger 86
Kenyon-Wanamingo 415: Garrick Mallory
91, Kyle Knott 93, Jay Walleger 112, Zach
Baumgartner 119
Medalist: Jaden Thiemann, Triton, 72
Stewartville scored 367 strokes
to place first out of the three girls
teams taking part. Triton finished
with 449 strokes and KW had
463. Mackenzie Olsen was the
medalist with a score of 81.
Audra Clark led the Knights
with a 104. She was followed by
Taylor Helland, 115, Juliana Baal-
son, 120, and Mariah Peterson,
Stewartville 367: Mackenzie Olsen 81,
Makayla Olsen 96, Jessica Rosenblad 98,
Ahna Boe 92
KW wraps up the regular season
News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Kenyon-Wanamingos Julianna Baalson tries to direct her chip shot
closer to the pin on the ninth hole at the Lake City Golf Course at
Fridays HVL Conference meet.
Pine Islands Keenan Peterson-Rucker watches the flight of his ball as it sails down the first fairway at
Frontenac Golf Course on Friday at the HVL Conference meet.
Zumbrota-Mazeppas Kari Thoreson hits her ball up to the eighth green at Fridays HVL Conference meet at
Lake City.
Zumbrota-Mazeppas Sid Subramanian uses his hand to block out the
sun as he checks out his chip to the 18th green at Frontenac Golf
Course on Friday/
LaCrescent 335: Jake Burg 45-40=85,
Ben Lassig 42-42=84, Gage Undahl 47-44=91,
Michael Michalke 38-37=75
Stewartville 338: Alex Sperber 43-38=81,
Jason Danielson 42-42=84, David Rysted
45-45=90, Moses Hettinger 45-38=83
Wednesday, May 21
Wanamingo Jacks at Stewartville, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 23
Pine Island Pioneers at LaCrescent, 7:30 p.m.
Zumbrota Tigers, Pine Island at Zumbrota, 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 24
Pine Island Pioneers, Hager City at Pine Island, 2 p.m.
Wanamingo Jacks, Pine Island at Wanamingo, 2 p.m.
Zumbrota Tigers at Lewiston, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 25
Pine Island Pioneers, St. Pauls Finest at Pine Island, 2 p.m.
Wanamingo Jacks, PEM at Wanamingo, 2 p.m.
Zumbrota Tigers, Waseca at Zumbrota, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 28
Pine Island Pioneers at Plainview, 7:30 p.m.
Wanamingo Jacks at Waterville, 7:30 p.m.
Zumbrota Tigers at Winona, 7:30 p.m.
HVL Softball Conf. Overall
Kasson-Mantorville 12 0 20 0
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 10 2 17 2
Hayfield 9 2 12 3
Stewartville 9 3 11 5
Triton 8 4 10 6
Cannon Falls 7 5 8 5
Byron 6 6 12 8
Lourdes 6 6 10 9
Pine Island 4 8 6 14
LaCrescent 3 8 3 10
Kenyon-Wanamingo 3 9 8 11
Goodhue 3 9 4 14
Lake City 0 12 0 16
HVL Baseball Conf. Overall
Blue Division W L W L
Cannon Falls 11 1 16 3
Pine Island 9 3 12 6
Kenyon-Wanamingo 9 3 12 6
Lake City 7 5 8 10
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 3 9 4 14
Goodhue 3 9 5 11
Triton 1 11 2 17
Gold Division W L W L
Rochester Lourdes 8 2 13 5
Kasson-Mantorville 7 3 14 4
LaCrescent 6 4 13 7
Hayfield 3 5 10 6
Byron 3 7 7 10
Stewartville 1 9 6 13
Kenyon-Wanamingos Jay Walleger watches his chip shot to the 18th
green at the HVL Conference golf championship at Frontenac Golf
Course on Friday.
Triton 449: Gretchen Keller 101, Carli Kruk-
erberg 102, Taylor Abbott 116, Chloe Thiemann
Kenyon-Wanamingo 463: Audra Clark 104,
Mariah Peterson 124, Taylor Helland 115,
Juliana Baalson 120
Medalist: Mackenzie Olsen, Stewartville, 81
Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls S SS SS G GG GG AOP AOP AOP AOP AOP
Lidia Wallerich+ LC 9 12.4
Emily Schimbeno^+ LC 9 12.6
Mackenzie Olsen#*^+ S 12 13.7
Lexie Geolat^+ LC 11 14.1
Clair Gruber^+ LC 11 15.4
Olivia Matzke LC 9 16.4
Alex Nutter+ Lac 9 16.6
Erin Pennington^+ LC 12 17.1
Kari Thoreson^+ ZM 11 19.7
2014 HVL All Conference Girls Golf
Previous HVL All Conference # 2010, * 2011, ^ 2012, + 2013
Key: S - school; G - grade; AO - average over par
Makayla Olsen*^+ S 10 20.7
Samantha Dahlen+ H 12 23.8
Molly Lawler^+ ZM 12 25.0
Anna Becker RL 12 26.6
Jessica Rosneblad^+ S 12 26.7
Camille Snyder KM 11 27.7
Ahna Boe S 9 28.2
Emily Krohn ZM 11 28.7
Wynter Berger RL 8 29.6
Goodhue drops their last game to Byron
By Faye Haugen
GOODHUE The Goodhue
softball team closed out regular
season play on Tuesday when
they were whipped by Byron, 21-
7 in Goodhue.
The game was close for the first
two innings with the Cats trailing
4-3 after the first inning and 5-3
after the second, but the Bears
plated seven runs in the third in-
ning and the rout was on.
Laurie Pearson game up 16 hits,
KW places third at Hayfield
By Faye Haugen
Wanamingo softball team closed out
their season with a flurry of games
last week. The Knights placed third
at the Hayfield Invitational and then
closed out the season by beating
Randolph, but they fell to Lourdes
and Kasson-Mantorville to end the
season at 3-9 in HVL play and 8-10
KW was seeded third in West Sec-
tion 1A play and they hosted
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on
Monday. A win would find them host-
ing Wednesdays semifinals at 5 p.m.
A loss will end their season.
St. Charles
The Knights opened the Hay-
field Invitational with a 4-1 win
over St. Charles.
Kailee Berquam pitched great
with 17 strikeouts. Once we started
to hit the ball, things got a lot
easier, said Coach Matt Nelson.
It was a good way to start the
Berquam walked one and gave
up three hits in the victory. She
was also a force at the plate going
3 for 3 with a double. Siri Svig-
gum (RBI) and Sydney Klemish
(double, RBI) both had a pair of
Kenyon-Wanamingo 4 - St. Charles 1
St. Charles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
KW 1 0 0 0 0 3 x 4 8 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Berquam 7 17 1 3 1 0
1B: KW Kailee Berquam (2), Siri Sviggum
(1), Sydney Klemish (1); 2B: KW Mariah
Quam (1), Kailee Berquam (1), Sydney Klemish
The Knights fell 6-1 to Gibbons-
Fairfax-Winthrop in the semifi-
It was a tough game. It started
to pour rain in the sixth inning and
we lost control for a little bit,
remarked Coach Nelson of giving
up five runs. We had 10 hits and
they had two. We just couldnt
get the big hit when we needed it.
We just need to run the bases bet-
Kailee Berquam struck out 16,
walked six and gave up two hits.
The Knights committed four er-
Ellyn Beulke (RBI) and Mikayla
Sokoloski each had a pair of hits.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 1 - GFW 6
KW 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 4
GFW 0 0 0 1 0 5 x 6 2 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Berquam 6 16 6 2 6 0
1B: KW Ellyn Beulke (2), Mikayla Sokoloski
(2), Sydney Klemish (1); Maddie Anfinson
The Knights bounced back to
beat New Richland-Hartland-El-
lendale-Geneva 6-1 to claim third
We really started to hit the ball
this weekend. Everyone is con-
tributing offensively and it is great
to see, said Coach Nelson. We
were only behind one inning dur-
ing the whole tournament, and
Kailee pitched three very good
games. This weekend was a team
Berquam struck out seven,
walked three and gave up four hits
in the win. She led the Knights at
the plate with a pair of hits. Mad-
die Anfinson had a single and two
Kenyon-Wanamingo 6 - NRHEG 1
NRHEG 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
KW 1 0 0 1 4 0 x 6 9 1
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Berquam 7 7 3 4 1 0
PI has a tough final week of play
By Faye Haugen
land softball team closed out the
regular season by facing three
teams that are ahead of them in
the HVL standings. All three earned
wins over the Panthers.
PI (4-8, 6-14) was seeded eighth
in the West Section 1AA play-
offs. If the Panthers defeat top-
seeded Kasson-Mantorville they
will play on Wednesday at either
Cannon Falls or Byron at 5 p.m. A
loss will end their season.
Pine Island opened the week with
a narrow 3-0 loss to Lourdes in
The Eagles scored solo runs over
the last three innings for the win.
Lourdes Karrie Virgin was
tough on the mound as she struck
out 11 Panthers. Taylor Schroder
and Summer Cavallaro had PIs
only hits.
Kaitlyn Champa struck out five,
walked one and gave up nine hits
in the mound loss.
Pine Island 0 - Lourdes 3
Lourdes 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 9 0
Pine Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
PI - Champa 7 5 1 9 3 3
1B: PI Taylor Schroder (1), Summer Cav-
allaro (1)
Triton came to Pine Island on
Tuesday and they left with a 6-2
victory. The Cobras knocked out
11 hits to PIs 10, but the Panthers
could never get a clutch hit when
runners were in scoring positions.
Taylor Schroder (double, RBI)
and Allie Anderson each had a
pair of hits. Earning singles were
Molly Shelton, Emilee Fredrick-
son, Candace Uhde, Kim Johnson,
Kaitlyn Champa and Summer
Pine Island 2 - Triton 6
Triton 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 6 11 0
Pine Island 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 10 1
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
PI - Schroder 3.2 2 0 8 4 4
PI - Champa 3.1 4 1 3 2 2
1B: PI Molly Shelton (1), Emilee Fredrick-
son (1), Taylor Schroder (1), Candace Uhde
(1), Allie Anderson (2), Kim Johnson (1),
Kaitlyn Champa (1), Summer Cavallaro (1);
2B: PI Taylor Schroder (1)
Playing in their third game in
three days, the Panthers struggled
at the plate against Byron, Wednes-
day in their season finale.
The Bears outhit Pine Island 22-
1 and earned a 19-0 shutout. Can-
dace Uhde had the only Pine Is-
land hit.
Pine Island 0 - Byron 19
Byron 1 2 6 7 3 19 22 1
Pine Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1B: PI Candace Uhde (1)
1B: KW Siri Sviggum (1). Kailee Berquam
(2), Shayla Berkner (1), Maddie Anfinson
(1), Sydney Klemish (1)
KW stopped Randolph 2-0 in
Wanamingo, Monday. It was just
the third loss of the season for the
It was a very well played game
for us, and Savannah Bleess had a
huge hit for us, pointed out Coach
Nelson of Bleesss two-RBI single
in the bottom of the fifth inning.
It was a good game for seeding
purposes, he added of the Rock-
ets being seeded second and KW
Kailee Berquam struck out 16,
walked none and scattered three
hits. Sydney Klemish went 2 for 3
at the plate with a double, and
Ellyn Beulke had KWs other hit.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 2 - Randolph 0
Randolph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
KW 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 2 4 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Berquam 7 16 0 3 0 0
1B: KW Sydney Klemish (1), Ellyn Beulke
(1), Savannah Bleess (1): 2B: KW Sydney
Klemish (1)
The Knights dropped a narrow
3-0 game at Lourdes in Rochester
on Tuesday. Mariah Quam led KW
at the plate going 2 for 3 with a
double. Sydney Klemish and Kai-
lee Berquam each had a single.
Berquam struck out eight,
walked four and gave up four hits.
We need our bats to heat up as
we get into the post-season,
stressed Coach Nelson.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 0 - Lourdes 3
KW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Lourdes 0 1 1 0 1 0 x 3 4 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Berquam 6 8 4 4 3 2
1B: KW Mariah Quam (1), Sydney Klemish

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Pine Island catcher Haley Bauman watches over the shoulder of pitcher Taylor Schroder as she throws to first
base to try for an out against Byron after a bunt in Wednesdays game.
Pine Islands Summer Cavallaro puts the tag on a Byron player at first
base, but she doesnt have the ball in her glove at the time of the tag.
ZM ends regular season at 17-2
By Faye Haugen
ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota-
Mazeppa softball team closed out
regular season play by winning
all four games this week to finish
17-2 in regular season play.
The Cougars were seeded sec-
ond in the West Section 1AA play-
offs and open play against Lour-
des in Zumbrota on Monday. A
win would move the Cougars into
Wednesdays semifinals in Zum-
brota at 5 p.m.
The annual ZM-Cotter match-
up usually decided the HVL title,
but Cotter moved to the Three Riv-
ers League took the Ramblers out
of the HVL. The two schools still
tangled on Monday in Winona with
ZM a 5-1 winner
ZM pounded out 12 hits led by
Morgan Olson who went 3 for 4
with a double. Amber Gehrke was
2 for 4 with two doubles, and Car-
ley Henning and Hailey Dykes both
had a pair of hits
Gehrke threw 4.1 innings with
four strikeouts and seven hits.
Olson closed out the last 2.2 in-
nings with one strikeout.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 5 - Cotter 1
ZM 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 5 12 0
Cotter 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 3
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
ZM - Gehrke 4.1 4 0 7 1 1
ZM - Olson 2.2 1 0 0 0 0
1B: ZM Morgan Olson (2), Carley Henning
(2), Hailey Dykes (2), Rachel Mensink (1),
Kat Hodgman (1); 2B: ZM - Amber Gehrke
(2), Morgan Olson (1), Tayler Mort (1)
ZM earned a 10-0 shutout in
five innings over LaCrescent in
Zumbrota on Tuesday.
Tayler Mort paced ZM at the
plate going 2 for 3 with a pair of
doubles and two RBI. Carley Hen-
ning was 2 for 3 with a triple and
two RBI. Ali Frederixon also col-
lected a pair of singles and had
two RBI.
Amber Gehrke struck out four
and gave up five hits in the mound
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 10 - LaCrescent 0
LaCrescent 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
ZM 3 2 3 2 x 10 11 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
ZM - Gehrke 5 4 0 5 0 0
1B: ZM Morgan Olson (1), Amber Gehrke
(1), Hailey Dykes (1), Kaitlen Buck (1), Alyssa
Quam (1), Carley Henning (1), Ali Frederixon
(2); 2B: ZM - Tayler Mort (2); 3B: ZM - Carley
Henning (1)
Lake City
The Cougars crushed Lake City
20-0 in five innings in Lake City
Wednesday, in a reschedule game
from last week.
Carley Henning had a huge day
at the plate going 5 for 5 with two
homeruns and eight RBI. Getting
two hits each were Amber Ge-
hrke (RBI), Tayler Mort (three
RBI), Hailey Dykes (double, two
RBI) and Jackie Matuska.
Morgan Olson tossed a perfect
game with no hits, no walks and
no score. She struck out seven.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 20 - Lake City 0
ZM 4 3 3 4 5 20 14 1
Lake City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
ZM - Olson 5 7 0 0 0 0
1B: ZM Amber Gehrke (2), Tayler Mort (2),
Carley Henning (3), Hailey Dykes (1), Alyssa
Quam (1), Jackie Matuska (2); 2B: ZM -
Hailey Dykes (1); HR: ZM - Carley Henning
Cannon Falls
The Cougars had to go 13 in-
nings to earn a 1-0 win at Cannon
Falls on Friday to close out regu-
lar season play.
Morgan Olson struck out seven,
walked one and gave up seven
hits in the win.
ZM had just two hits, singles by
Carley Henning and Olson. The
Cougars got the game-winning run
in the top of the 13th when Tayler
Mort walked and was bunted to
second by Carley Henning. Hailey
Dykes hit a long fly ball and the
left fielder made a great knee-high
back handed catch for the out. Mort
tagged up, raced to second and
ran home when the Bomber left
fielder was unable to get up off
the ground and throw to home af-
ter making the good catch.
It was good heads-up base run-
ning by Tayler to tag up and score,
said Coach Kevin Nelson.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 1 - Cannon Falls 0
ZM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
ZM - Olson 13 7 1 7 0 0
1B: ZM Carley Henning (1), Morgan Olson
(1), Kailee Berquam (1): 2B: KW Mariah
Quam (1)
The Knights closed out the regu-
lar season to top-ranked Class AA
Kasson-Mantorville in Wana-
mingo, Thursday,
We played an excellent team
tonight, pointed out Coach Nel-
son. The good news is we get a
home game to start the post sea-
The Knights got just one hit off
Maddie Damon, a single by Kai-
lee Berquam.
Berquam struck out seven,
walked two and gave up six hits in
the mound loss.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 0
Kasson-Mantorville 6
KM 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 6 0
KW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
KW - Berquam 7 7 2 6 6 1
1B: KW Kailee Berquam (1)
walked seven and struck out six in
the mound loss.
Lexi Kennedy hit a pair of home
runs to lead Goodhue. She hit a
two-run blast in the opening in-
ning and added a solo homer in
the third inning, finishing with three
RBI. Bailey Kreisler also hit a
homerun, going 2 for 4 with three
But the Bears also hit a pair of
homeruns, both by Vanessa Ander-
son who garnered six RBI.
The Wildcats were seeded sixth
in the East Section 1A tournament
and were playing Chatfield at press
time. A win would move Goodhue
into Wednesdays semifinals and
a loss will end their season.
Goodhue 7 - Byron 21
Byron 4 1 7 0 3 1 5 21 16 1
Goodhue 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 7 7 3
Pitching IP K BB H R ER
G - Pearson 7 6 7 16 21 16
2B: G Bailey Kreisler (1); HR: G Lexi
Kennedy (2), Bailey Kreisler (1)
News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Zumbrota-Mazeppas Jackie Matuska looks back at the LaCrescent third baseman after getting caught in a
hot box in Tuesdays game in Zumbrota. She was able to get back to second.
Zumbrota-Mazeppas Carley Henning stretches to try and make the
catch at second base in Tuesdays game with LaCrescent. Coach Kevin
Nelson let his four seniors pick their playing positions in their last home
game. Henning moved from center field to second base.
4. Cannon Falls
Wednesday, May 21
at higher seed, 5 p.m.
5. Byron
6. Triton
3. Stewartville
7. Lourdes
2. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
Wednesday, May 21
at higher seed, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 23 at
Stewartville, 4 p.m.
Monday, May 19
1. Kasson-Mantorville
2014 West Section 1AA Softball Tournament
Monday, May 19
Monday, May 19
Monday, May 19
8. Pine Island
Top two teams advance to the Section 1A
tournament Tuesday, May 27 at Todd Park, Austin
Friday, May 23 at
Stewartville, 4 p.m.
Friday, May 23 at
Stewartville, 5:30 p.m.
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Section B of NEWS-RECORD Wednesday, May 21, 2014 No. 21
Wanamingo Pine Island
Field of Honor opening
ceremony is May 24
ZUMBROTA The opening
ceremony for the ninth annual Field
of Honor will be at 10 a.m. on
Saturday, May 24. Once again,
Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727 will
be displaying 500 flags and one
POW-MIA flag in the Covered
Bridge Park. The public is invited
to visit the display and dedicate a
flag to honor a loved one mili-
tary service is not required.
The Zumbrota Community Band
will be providing the patriotic
music for the opening, and the
public is asked to assist in the plac-
ing of flags.
With next years tenth anniver-
sary in mind, we are asking any-
one if they have photos of the Field
of Honor that they would share
for the tenth anniversary project.
All photos submitted will become
the property of VFW Post 5727
and will not be returned. Photos
can be submitted at this years Field
of Honor, mailed to the VFW, or
emailed to vfwpost5727@hcinet.
June 14 is Flag Day and on this
day the Zumbrota VFW and Ameri-
can Legion will be holding their
annual flag retirement ceremony
at the VFW. Unserviceable flags
should not be thrown in the trash,
but should be retired in an honor-
able manner. Anyone with a flag
to be retired may drop them off at
the Field of Honer or place them
in the flag collection box in the
VFW parking lot.
Sterns conclude their trip in Amsterdam
A river of tulips and other flowers in the Keukenhof Park.
Wooden shoes are a standard Dutch symbol. I found a pair just my size!
By Ed Stern
When I last put you to sleep
with details, we were just about to
leave Cairo and head to Amsterdam
on April 16. We made our last trip
on the freeway at around 1 a.m. as
suggested in the Airport Proce-
dures Manual. This meant a re-
laxing one to two hours of sleep
for Deb and me, and less for Gretel,
who did a night of rugby training
so she wouldnt forget how to tackle
and scrum. And guess what? No
traffic! We saw maybe twenty cars
on the 15 minute drive.
After the usual check and re-
check and wait to board the plane,
we nestled into our seats and en-
joyed the usual one cracker and
three ounces of Diet Coke before
getting into the on-board activi-
ties the rest of the night. At the
crack of 8:30 we arrived in
Amsterdam, ready to see some new
sights. We hoped that the street
vendors here were not as pushy as
in Egypt. It was a relief when we
found none!
After seeing our first Dutch tu-
lips outside the airport, and set-
tling in at the hotel, we excitedly
planned our day one sights. We
began with a canal cruise, which
showed us most of the city and its
points of interest. It gave us an
idea of where things were and how
much time we could spend get-
ting there and back.
The canals were flanked by nar-
row streets, and on most of them
we saw bikers going about their
daily business just like we would
do here inside our car. We often
saw the Trams, similar to our Metro
Line in the Twin Cities. After trav-
eling on one, and observing the
roughly 100 people riding every
ten minutes in both directions, I
could easily see the answer to our
road and traffic problems. Think
about seeing 100 less cars at your
location wherever you went
through Rochester or the Twin
Cities. This makes it much easier
for the bikers, too, when you re-
membered that in Cairo, many
bikers were part of the seven lanes
of traffic on the freeways. And I
think that the bikes would take
longer to wear out our highways
than the continuous car/truck traffic
We had the good fortune to meet
with Roland and Morag Reinert
in the afternoon. Roland was the
foreign exchange student (from
Luxembourg) when I was a se-
nior at Springfield. Deb and Gretel
had met Mo and her sister when
they toured through Scotland last
summer. They had come to
Amsterdam for a short vacation
to meet with us and get reacquainted
as we saw the local sights.
We arranged to meet at their
hotel and travel to Keukenhof, a
very impressive tulip park north
of the City. By driving, we avoided
a wait in line for tickets in
Amsterdam, and a wait in line
during the bus trip to the park.
And the time we saved was spent
seeing more flowers than I have
ever seen in my lifetime! Tulips
(and hyacinths and daffodils, and
other flowers) of every possible
color and combination were ev-
erywhere! Between 10 and 25
million tulip plants filled the park.
We walked from 9 a.m. until about
2:30 p.m. and barely saw half of
the park. It was a slight change
from the 50 shades of beige we
saw in Egypt. I even saw some
brown tulips! Any picturesand
I did take 94 of them cant do
the colors justice, but I kept snap-
ping anyway. We returned to the
city for supper, and planned that
the Ann Frank Museum would take
care of our next days touristing.
After a three or four hour wait
in line in a cold wind and extra
damp rain, we entered the mu-
seum. I have to admit that Deb
and Gretel stayed in line the entire
time. I shopped, got them hot drinks
and bakery goods to keep them
from passing out and getting
trampled by the other tourists, and
visited with other people who were
doing their best to stay in line,
too. The museum left you in awe,
as you listened to recordings her
friends talking about the ordeal.
And, I did not realize that Shelly
Winters, who received an Oscar
for her performance in the movie
The Diary of Ann Frank, had
vowed to place the award in the
museum, rather than take the credit
for herself. Oh, and the ticket-taker
asked if we were from Minnesota.
Why? Because we had no coats
and I was wearing shorts. Go fig-
The last day, we did some cul-
ture. Seeing paintings by Van
Gogh, Rembrandt, and other paint-
ers of their era, and getting close
to the work of sculptors was al-
most too much culture in one life-
time for me. And when you looked
closely at the paintings, it was hard
to believe that they were 300 years
The last thing we saw, was a
real live windmill. Much larger
than I had anticipated, the one we
ate at had room for a bar/restau-
rant inside, with a section for tourist
trinkets, too. And this, like the
other eateries that we had picked
during the visit, was packed with
hungry and thirsty patrons.
We were in Amsterdam until
April 19 and returned to the States
with more memories than you can
fathom. The experience was amaz-
ing enough that Deb and I would
probably both return. Just not this
week. I am still recovering from
jet lag! And of course, the fish are
biting somewhere close by. Until
next time...
By Audra DePestel
Girl Scouting celebrated with Pine Haven residents
PINE ISLAND Junior troop 25149 celebrated Girl Scouting by recognizing
former scouts at Pine Haven and Evergreen Place. The girls started
back in October coloring pictures of Juliette Gordon Lowe, founder of
Girl Scouts of the USA, and sending cards to residents for Juliette
Gordon Lowes birthday last October. In December the girls made crafts
and handed them out to all of the resident Girl Scouts. The celebration
and recognition ended on April 21 with a short program by the Girl
Scouts which included a skit about Juliette Gordon Lowe and three Girl
Scout camp songs and concluded with the girls interviewing the residents
about what life was like when they were Girl Scouts. After the program
Girl Scout cookies and lemonade were served. Pine Haven residents,
from left to right, Helen Mahler and Elsie Goplen enjoyed visiting with
the Junior Girl Scouts and talking about their past scouting experiences.
Current Girl Scouts are, front row: Paige Yetzer, Anastasia Johnston,
Anna Kruse, Tatum Lyons-Ferguson, and Kara Kundert; back row: Liz
Ziller, Josie Krier, Erica Schaefer, Sophia Hildenbrand and Aubrey
This is one of several windmills we
saw. It is right in Amsterdam, and
features a bar/restaurant and
souvenier shop inside. Deb and
Gretel are excited again as we
approach the mill.
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
the Kenyon-Wanamingo School
Board held a special meeting re-
garding the cut physical educa-
tion position and how the district
would address the course require-
ments and requests of students.
At the March meeting, the board
approved placing Brent Lurken on
unrequested leave of absence,
equivalent to being laid off. The
resolution noted a lack of pupils
and financial limitations of the
district to continue the position.
At the April 28 meeting, after
lengthy debate, the board again
approved placing Lurken on
unrequested leave. But with this
action, the administration was left
in a position with not enough
courses to accommodate students
for next year.
During public comments at the
May 5 meeting, Missy Sviggum
spoke on behalf of keeping or re-
instating the physical education
Jim Sviggum also spoke on the
phy ed position, but more specifi-
cally in support of keeping Brent
Lurken on staff. He pointed out
the ways in which Lurken has con-
tributed time and effort to coach-
ing, teaching and helping to ref-
eree. Jim Sviggum suggested the
board look at other ways to ad-
dress the districts financial situa-
tion, such as attempting to pass
another referendum, or consider-
ing consolidating the school to one
location to save on costs rather
than cutting a position.
Lurken also spoke to the board,
presented information on the link
between physical activity and aca-
demic success; and referred to rec-
ommendations for physical activ-
ity during school hours for over-
all better health and higher test
scores. Lurken said in hearing the
comments and information offered
at the April school board meet-
ing, he was disappointed to hear
some of the classes cut were those
he considered to be his favorites.
Lurken said he has enjoyed work-
ing at KW and with the students.
Following these public com-
ments, the first topic on the agenda
was program reductions.
Superintendent Jeff Evert said
the district is trying to find all ways
possible to save money. Evert noted
two options in dealing with a de-
clining general fund balance is to
either make cuts or go for a refer-
endum to support the current pro-
grams. A failed referendum usu-
ally results in cuts to programs
and staff.
Several additions have been
made to program offerings at KW
in recent years. The dance team
was added to meet Title IX re-
quirements for equal sporting op-
portunities for girls and boys. Also
added by the district was an ath-
letic trainer, strength and condi-
tioning program, robotics, trap
shooting, and a musical director
for theater productions. Another
expense not clearly identified is
the cost for using the van for trans-
porting students to events. Evert
said these costs should be tracked.
Based on the grades of students
and needs, the state assigns a point
value per student in figuring en-
rollment. Enrollment at KW is
currently at 903.2 but is projected
to drop to 879.8 during the 2016-
17 school year. The district re-
ceives its funding based on stu-
dent enrollment. A referendum
would ask for, and if approved,
require property owners within
district boundaries to pay addi-
tional tax monies to the school
The districts unreserved fund
(money not designated to be spent
on a specific expense) on June 30,
2011 was $910,290. This fund
dropped to $503,396 by June 2013
and Evert said this will fall farther
before June 30, 2014.
Budget reductions proposed or
already taken action on this spring
include the following: speech re-
duction $54,600; move interven-
tion $66,301; a teacher retirement
$75,900; physical education po-
sition $49,882; paraprofessional
reductions $35,000; memberships
with NWEA $8,000; boardbook
$3,000; SEMVA $4,500; miscel-
laneous reductions to the general
fund $15,000; to total $312,183
in cuts. But these cuts will not
alleviate the budget issues until
Evert noted that the district could
save $14,000 by discontinuing an
agreement with Honeywell.
High school principal Brent
Ashland again reviewed data with
the board on the effect of not hav-
ing the P.E. position. In total, 224
course requests have been made
for P.E. classes next year. If the
P.E. position is not there, those
students will need to be directed
into other courses; likely indus-
trial technology, agriculture, and
family and consumer sciences, as
they still have openings. To com-
plicate the problem, Ashland said
more students have requested so-
cial studies courses than what there
is room for. KWs current policy
is that students are required to earn
specific credits in health and P.E.
classes as a graduation standard.
The principal said if an additional
P.E./health position was not avail-
able, the district would need to
change its grad standards policy.
On a personal level, Ashland
said Lurken has added to the envi-
ronment in other ways at KW, and
he also supports him as an educa-
Board member Debb Paquin said
all the questions have been asked
and answered; a decision needs to
be made. She said the principals
are unable to move forward with
finalizing courses and schedules
for next year until this is resolved.
Paquin said she believes there are
many areas where small cuts could
be found that could possibly cover
keeping the important P.E. posi-
tion. She said, I think that we can
make it, we just have to get really
Greg Dotson referred to two
paraprofessionals who recently
resigned. He asked if the salary of
those two positions would equal a
.67 or .75 physical education po-
sition if reinstated. Elise Wrolstad
said the para positions may need
to be rehired for, depending on
requirements set in Individualized
Education Plans for students with
special education needs.
Marilyn Svyerson said while
taking all things into consideration,
the finances of the district is the
bottom line. She said the general
fund balance is in rapid decline,
and that has happened on their
Bauer agreed that the financial
situation will not get better with-
out cuts, as there is not a mecha-
nism to replenish the money saved
in the fund. Bauer asked her fel-
low board, if the position was added
back and the fund balance is not
reduced as much as planned, is
that a decision the board mem-
bers can live with?
Doug Kyllo said with the
Honeywell savings and by not hir-
ing new paras the district would
be closer to justifying the cost of a
.67 or .75 position.
After over an hour of discus-
sion, a motion was made by Paquin
to reinstate the physical educa-
KW School holds
special meeting
on phy ed position
tion position at a .75 full-time
equivalent. The motion seconded
by Dotson carried 5-1; with
Syverson opposed. (Lisa Johnson
was absent from the meeting).
Following the meeting, there was
some confusion as to whether the
action created a new position or if
it reinstated Lurkens employment.
On May 12, Evert said the board
action created a new .75 position
for 2014-2015. Since Lurken is
on unrequested leave for next year,
he has the right to accept the job if
he chooses, but the position is re-
quired to be posted publicly and
others could apply for it.
404 Main St., Zumbrota
Troy Higley, D.C.
"The Power That Made
The Body, Heals The Body"
Palmer Graduate
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Churches Community Calendar
Senior Dining
Reservations are required by
calling 24 hours ahead at each of
the nutrition sites.
In the Pine Island area, meals
are served at the Pine Island Se-
nior Center; Zumbrota area, Zum-
brota Towers.
May 22-28
Thursday: BBQ meatballs,
baked potatoes, mixed vegetables,
pears and grapes cup
Friday: Baked chicken, mashed
potatoes and gravy, BBQ green
beans, fruit, ice cream (salad al-
ternate: grilled chicken)
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Swiss steak, mashed
potatoes, broccoli/cauliflower,
Rhubarb Rosie
Wednesday: BBQ beef on bun,
potato salad, baked beans, pick-
les, fruit cup
If you have questions, call 356-
SWCD Meeting
The next scheduled monthly
meeting of the Goodhue County
Soil and Water Conservation Dis-
trict, Board of Supervisors will be
on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m.
at the Soil Conservation Office in
Seasons Hospice
All groups are held at the Cen-
ter for Grief Education and Sup-
port, Seasons Hospice, 1696
Greenview Dr. SW. Registration
is required two days prior to the
date of the event. For details: 507-
285-1930 or shbp@seasonshos
Cannon River Rendezvous
See history come alive at an early
1800s fur trade era re-enactment,
Friday through Monday, May 23-
26. The location is five miles west
of Cannon Falls on Highway 19
(look for signs). Demonstrations
will include period skills and
lifestyles, such as black powder
shooting competitions, primitive
archery, and tomahawk throwing
contests. Visit the traders on Trad-
ers Row and smell the aroma of
food coming from the kitchen tent.
Hours are: Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(preview day and half-price ad-
mission); Saturday and Sunday,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.
- 3 p.m. (Memorial Day service at
1 p.m.).
Olmsted County Parks
Chester Woods Dam Hike,
Sunday, May 25, 11 a.m. On a
two-mile round trip hike, learn the
history and facts behind Chester
Lakes famous dam. The park will
provide food for a picnic. A Prai-
rie Cruiser wagon is available for
the elderly and people with dis-
abilities. There is no fee but please
register with park staff at 507-287-
2624. Meet at the kiosk near the
boat ramp.
Oxbow Park Deer and Elk,
Saturday, May 24, 1 p.m. A short
hike over to the elk and deer pens
will allow participants to get a
closer look at these creatures. Come
and learn about antlers, deer and
elk behavior, and possibly get a
chance to see them eat.
Accomodations can be made for
non-hikers (seniors, etc.).
Questions about Chester Woods,
call Celeste Lewis at 507-287-
2624. Questions about Oxbow
Park, call Clarissa Josselyn at 507-
Community Library
The Goodhue School Library,
in conjunction with SELCO and
Goodhue County, is open to the
community on Mondays and
Wednesdays, 3:30-7 p.m. when
school is in session. The library is
equipped with interlibrary loan
service, which means if the library
does not have a book you want,
that book can be there in two days.
Blood Donation Opportunity
A Red Cross blood donation
opportunity will be from 1-7 p.m.
on May 27 at the Goodhue Com-
munity Center, 105 Broadway.
Donors of all types are needed. A
blood donor card or drivers li-
cense or two other forms of iden-
tification are required at check-
in. Individuals who are 17 years
of age (16 with parental consent
in some states), weigh at least 110
pounds, and are generally in good
health may be eligible to donate
blood. High school students and
other donors 18 years of age and
younger also have to meet certain
height and weight requirements.
To learn more or to make an ap-
pointment to donate blood, visit or call 1-800-
Historical Society
The Goodhue Area Historical
Society is closed for the season
until June 1 when regular hours
resume. If you want to arrange a
visit in the meantime call Ardis
Henrichs, 651-923-4629; Marie
Strusz, 651-923-4302; Ray Mc-
Namara, 651-923-5117; or Roy
Buck, 651-923-4388. Visit good for information
about the historical society.
Historical Society
Open House
The Mazeppa Area Historical
Society will host an open house
on May 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at
188 1st Ave N. Refreshments will
be served.
Area History Center
The Oronoco Area History Cen-
ter is open to visitors in the City
Building every second Saturday
from 10 a.m.-noon. Contact us at
OAHC, 54 Blakely Ct. NW or
call 507-367-4320. You may also
visit our web page at oronocoarea
Tops #1280
PI Tops #1280 meets every
Monday night at St. Paul Luth-
eran Church. Weigh-in is at 5:15
and meeting time is 6 p.m. Every-
one welcome. Questions call 356-
8596 or 356-8990.
RideAbility Barn Dance
A fundraiser barn dance for
RideAbility will be on Saturday,
May 31, from 3-9 p.m. RideAbility
is a local non-profit serving fami-
lies of children or adults with dis-
abilities, providing horseback
riding or related activities. From
3-6 p.m. will be assisted horse rides.
Live music is from 6-9 p.m. Also
on the schedule are a silent auc-
tion, hay/wagon rides, hot dogs
and lemonade. Admission is free.
The location is 10038 County Road
5 NW, Pine Island (3.5 miles south
of Pine Island). For questions, call
Jeanie at 507-356-8154.
DMC Meeting
The Pine Island Economic De-
velopment Authority will spon-
sor a Destination Medical Center
(DMC) informational meeting on
Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m. at the
Pine Island American Legion. Jerry
Williams, Rochesters interim
Chamber of Commerce president
and spokesman for the DMC, will
present What DMC Means to
Rochester Area Communities.
Preservation in PI
The Pine Island Heritage Pres-
ervation Commission (HPC) will
host a workshop on conservation
and improvement of historic build-
ing facades on Wednesday, May
21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Van Horn
Public Library, 115 3rd St SE. The
workshop is free and open to the
public. Robert Vogel, the citys
preservation consultant, will lead
hands-on interactive training for
participants, including how to re-
search the history of your historic
house or business property, con-
servation of historical architectural
features, appropriate repair mate-
rials, and the kinds of technical
assistance available through the
citys HPC.
Toastmasters Meeting
The Pine Island Toastmasters
meet at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at St.
Paul Lutheran Church. They do
not meet on holiday weekends:
Christmas, New Years, Easter,
Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor
Day or Thanksgiving.
Blood Pressure Clinic
The clinic will be held on Tues-
day, May 27, at 11 a.m. at the Pine
Island City Centre.
Cancer Support Group
The group meets Thursday, May
22, at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran
History Center
The Pine Island Area History
Center is located at 314 North Main
Street. Open hours are Sunday from
1-3:30 p.m. and Mondays from 8-
11 a.m. or by appointment. To
contact the History Center please
call 507-356-2802 or 507-398-
5326 or visit www.pineisland
Moms in Prayer
Moms in Prayer meet on Mon-
days, 7 p.m. at Our Saviours
Church, 1549 East Avenue, Zum-
Zumbrota Towers Events
May 22-28
Thursday: 10:15 a.m. Exercises
Monday: Noon potluck
Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. Exercises
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. Euchre;
The Zumbrota Public Library
is at 100 West Ave., Zumbrota,
507-732-5211. Hours are Mon.,
12-8; Tues. 10-6; Wed., Thurs.,
12-8; Fri., 10-5; and Sat., 9-3. Dur-
ing closed hours you can learn
more about the library at http://
Legion Post 183
American Legion Post 183 meets
Thursday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at
Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727.
VFW Meeting
The VFW meets Thursday, May
22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stary-Yerka
VFW Post 5727.
History Center
The Zumbrota History Center
has a new photo stand displaying
over 50 photographs of early Zum-
brota scenes. They have been en-
larged to 8 x 10 for easier view-
ing. New photos are being added
all the time. Also on display are
military memorabilia, including
Civil War items, different models
of telephones, Zumbrota telephone
books dating back to the 1900s,
and items of Zumbrota advertis-
ing. Museum hours are Saturdays,
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Other hours by ap-
pointment (732-7049).
Tops Meeting
Zumbrota Tops #563 meets ev-
ery Monday night at Our Saviours
Lutheran Church. Weigh-in time
is changed to 5:30 p.m. and meet-
ing time to 6 p.m. Everyone wel-
come. Questions call 732-7459 or
Community Band Practice
The Zumbrota Community Band
practices on Monday nights at 7:30
p.m. in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa
High School music room. Volun-
teer musicians are welcome.
State Theatre
Auditions for Z-Theatres
Bingo, The Winning Musical!
on Thursday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m.
and Saturday, May 24, at 9 a.m.
More info is at
The Ultimate Johnny Cash Trib-
ute with Terry Lee Goffee, Fri-
day, May 23, 8 p.m. Tickets avail-
able at 732-7616.
The State Theatre is at 96 East
4th Street in Zumbrota. For infor-
mation visit call 507-
Ann Tristani, Laura Weimert
exhibit, Fri., May 16 through June
30. Reception Fri., May 23, 6-8
Oil painting en plein air, Sun-
day and Monday, May 25-26, 9
a.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information go to
www. or
call 507-732-7616. Crossings is
at 320 E Ave.
CHURCH, Belvidere Town Hall, 2
miles north of Bellechester on County
2, Pastor Aaron Witmer, 651-923-
4240. Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday
School; 11 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Hymn
Sing every fourth Sunday.
ester, Father Paul Kubista. Sunday
mornings: 8:30 a.m. Mass. Tuesday
mornings: 8 a.m. Mass.
Goodhue, Father Paul Kubista. Sat-
urdays: 5:30 p.m. Mass. Monday,
Wednesday, Friday: 7:45 a.m. Mass.
651-923-4695, Pastor Regina Has-
sanally. Sun., May 25: 9:30 a.m.
Worship with communion by intinc-
tion. Wed., May 28: 6 p.m. Cleaning
Zion Church.
WELS, 702 Third Ave., Goodhue,
Randall L. Kuznicki, Pastor.
Mazeppa, Alan Horn, Pastor. 843-
6211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible
class every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Sun., May 25: 8:30 a.m. Worship.
Mazeppa. Weekends-Masses: Sun.:
10 a.m., Mazeppa, Fr. Joe Fogal.
David Neil, Pastor. Church: 843-4962;
home: 732-4291. Every Sunday: 9:30
a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m.
Avenue NE, Oronoco: 507-367-4329,
Pastor Ben Kempfert 507-367-4426.
Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-
noon. Sundays: 8:45 a.m. Sunday
School; Bible class; 10 a.m. Wor-
ORONOCO, 40 3rd Street SW., Rev.
Lisa Johnson office hours Mondays
1-4 p.m.; Office hours: Tuesdays and
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., May
25: 11 a.m. Worship with Rev. Eick.
Tues., May 27: 6:30 p.m. Interchurch
council meeting. Wed., May 28: 5-7
p.m. Food shelf open.
CHURCH, Pine Island, Tim Graham,
Pastor, 507-356-4306, www.corner, ASL Interpretation avail-
able. Cornerstone Kids meet every
Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Prayer meet-
ing is Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
CHURCH, 208 North Main, Pine Is-
land, Chris Paulson, Pastor, (507)
356-4834. Sundays: 9:15 a.m. Sun-
day School for children and adults;
10:30 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Youth
Group for grades 7-12. Wednesdays:
6 p.m. AWANA for grades K-6; 7:30
p.m. Bible study for all ages.
520 So. Main St., Pine Island, 356-
8622, email: dashpole@bevcomm.
net, Rev. Dan Ashpole, Pastor. Sun-
days: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible class and
Childrens Sunday School; 10:30 a.m.
Street SW, Pine Island, 356-4280,
Father Randal Kasel, Pastor; Satur-
day Mass 5 p.m.; Sunday Mass
10:30 a.m.; Confessions 4:15 p.m.
Saturday; Daily Mass Wednesday
8:30 a.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.; Con-
fessions 8 a.m. Office Hours Tues-
day-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5
p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
3rd St. S.W., Box 708, Pine Island,
John Torris Lohre, Senior Pastor; Kip
A. Groettum, Associate Pastor. Email:; Web site: Wed., May 21:
3:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade confir-
mation; 7 p.m. Pizza making meet-
ing at Berne. Sat., May 24: 5:30 p.m.
Worship. Sun., May 25: 8:15 and 10
a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship;
7th grade confirmation. Mon., May
26: Newsletter deadline; Office closed.
Tues., May 27: 8:30 a.m. Staff meet-
ing; 1:30 p.m. Bible study; 2 p.m.
Bible study leaders.
North, PO Box 8, Pine Island, Caro-
lyn Westlake, Pastor; Office hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m.;
Web address:; email: Wed., May 21:
9-11:30 a.m. Better Brew hours.
Thurs., May 22: 2 p.m. Rebekah
Lodge; 7 p.m. Disciple study. Sat.,
May 24: Eolah Trelstad memorial.
Sun., May 25: 9 a.m. Worship; Me-
morial service with fellowship follow-
ing. Mon., May 26: Office closed.
Wed., May 28: Pastor gone to an-
nual conference.
Pastor Patrick McBride, 507-824-
3019. New Life Church meets at 10
a.m. at 525 Beverly Street, Wana-
mingo. Free nursery for infants
through age three; Sunday School
for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. Small
Group Bible Studies Sunday evenings
at 7 p.m.
Christopher Culuris, Pastor 507-824-
2155. Wed., May 21: 9 a.m. Volun-
teers help with newsletter. Thurs.,
May 22: 9:30 a.m. WELCA Pente-
cost breakfast with Tuesday circle
hosting. Sun., May 25: 9:45 a.m.
coffee honoring seniors; 10:30 a.m.
Worship with senior recognition; 6
p.m. Bible study.
Wanamingo, MN 55983, Christopher
Culuris, Pastor. Office hours Thurs-
days 1-3 p.m., 507-824-2410. Thurs.,
May 22: Noon newsletter deadline.
Sun., May 25: 9 a.m. Worship and
senior recognition; 6 p.m. Bible study
at Trinity.
and School, WELS, 223 East 5th
Street, Zumbrota, Office 732-5421.
Wayne Schoch, Pastor, 732-4089;
School, Daniel Kell, Principal, 732-
5367. Wed., May 21: 10 a.m. Chapel;
10:30 a.m. Bible study. Sun., May
25: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship with
communion. Tues., May 27: 2:15 p.m.
Towers Bible study. Wed., May 28:
10 a.m. Chapel; 10:30 a.m. Bible
study; 1 p.m. Nursing Home service.
worship services: 81 West 5th Street,
Zumbrota, 507-732-7438, www.fwc Sunday: 9:30 a.m.; Eccle-
siastes, Wednesday 7 p.m., Bible
School classes and seminars
UCC, 455 East Avenue, Zumbrota;
Rev. Lisa Johnson office hours Tues-
days 8-11 a.m. at Bridgets. Secr-
etarys office hours: Tuesdays and
Thursdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., May
25: 9 a.m. Worship with Rev. Eick.
Tues., May 27: 6:30 p.m. Interchurch
council meeting in Oronoco.
a Wesleyan church, 179 W. 3rd St.,
Zumbrota, lighthousecommunityzum, Janet Fischer, Pas-
tor. Office: 732-5074. Thurs., May
22: 6:30 p.m . Bible study at church.
Sun., May 25: 10:45 a.m. Worship,
John 3:1-21.
290 South Main Street, Zumbrota.
507-398-2604. Pastor Gary Basin-
ski. Service times: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Eric Westlake and Tim Banks, Pas-
tors, 1549 East Avenue, Zumbrota,
732-5449, church office. Website: Office hours: Tues.,
Wed., and Fri., 8 a.m.-noon. Wed.,
May 21: 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible
study; 3:15 p.m. WINGS; Junior youth
group; 6 p.m. Youth group; 7 p.m.
Bible study.
St. South, Zumbrota, 732-5324, email Pastor Father
Randal Kasel, pastor. Hours: Tues-
day, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 7:30-11:30
a.m. Mass
Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.; Tues-
day and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Mass
at the nursing home is the second
Tuesday of the month at 9:15 a.m.
560 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, 732-7303,
Susan Vikstrom, pastor; Cindy Wil-
son Youth director. Wed., May 21: 6
p.m. G4C practice. Sat., May 24: 3
p.m. AmandaJo Berg wedding; 6 p.m.
Rob Goad wedding. Sun., May 25: 8
and 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m.
AMNO PACE. Mon., May 26: Office
Martin Horn, Pastor. Wed., May 21:
5 p.m. 1st year confirmation at Hauge;
6 p.m. 2nd year confirmation at
Hauge; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:30 p.m.
Bible study and prayer. Sun., May
25: 10:45 a.m. Worship; 5:45 p.m.
Youth group at Hauge. Wed., May
28: 7:30 p.m. Bible study at Hauge.
strand, Don Kloster pastor, (507) 334-
2822. Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15
a.m. Coffee hour; 10:30 a.m. Sun-
day School; Confirmation class.
CHURCHES, Rural Goodhue, County
4 Blvd., Vacancy Pastor: Randall
Kuznicki. Grace: Sundays: 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship;
Communion on the second and last
Sunday of the month. St. Johns: Sun-
days: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School; Bible study; Com-
munion on the second and last Sun-
day of the month. St. Johns:
Martin Horn, Pastoral. Wed., May 21:
5 p.m. 1st year confirmation; 6 p.m.
2nd year confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Choir
at Emmanuel; 7:30 p.m. Bible study
and prayer at Emmanuel. Sun., May
25: 9 a.m. Worship; 5:45 p.m. Youth
group. Wed., May 28: 7:30 p.m .
Bible study.
Hay Creek (LCMS), 24686 Old Church
Road. Pastor Lowell Sorenson, 651-
388-4577. Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday
School; Bible class; 9:45 a.m. Fel-
lowship time; 10 a.m. Worship.
LANDS LUTHERAN, 16640 Highway.
60 Blvd., Zumbrota, MN 55992-5105.
Zumbrota. Text study; 7 p.m. Spiri-
tual guidance. Wed., May 21: 9 a.m.
Coffee and conversation. Thurs., May
22: 7:15 a.m. Youth Bible study at
Bridgets; Newsletter deadline. Sun.,
May 25: 7:45 a.m. Praise practice;
8:30 a.m. Praise Worship; 10:30 a.m.
Worship. Tues., May 27: 11 a.m.
Text study. Wed., May 28: 9 a.m.
Coffee and conversation; 7 p.m. Choir
County 50 Blvd. Wed., May 21: Noon
quilting meeting at church; 7 p.m.
Berne pizza volunteer training; 7:30
p.m. Womens Bible study at Cheryl
Kyllos. Sun., May 25: 9:30 a.m.
Worship with communion with cof-
fee fellowship following.
36483 County. 47 Blvd., Belle Creek,
Father Paul Kubista. Sundays: 10:30
a.m. Mass.
Valley, Alan Horn, Pastor. 843-6211,
home; 843-5302 work. Bible Class
is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in
Mazeppa. Sun., May 25: 10:30 a.m.
Minneola Township, County Road 7,
rural Zumbrota, Randall Kuznicki,
eran Church Missouri Synod, Bel-
videre, 28961 365th St., Goodhue,
MN 55027-8515, Dr. Scott T. Fiege,
Pastor. Sun., May 25: 10:30 a.m.
Worship. Mon., May 26: Memorial
Day service on cemetery at St. Peters
with potluck picnic following.
ral Zumbrota. Church: (507) 732-5711,
Kathy Lowery, Pastor, Home 507-
9 Blvd., Cannon Falls, MN 55009.
Church: 507-263-5544; Pastor David
Hurtt, Interim. Wed., May 21: 6 a.m.
Mens Bible study. Sun., May 25:
9:30 a.m. Communion worship. Wed.,
May 28: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study.
LCMC 34289 County 24 Blvd., Can-
non Falls, Curtis Fox, Pastor, 507-
663-9060; Linda Flom, Visitation Min-
ister, 263-5613. Sundays 9 a.m.
Worship. Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Bible
study; 7 p.m. Blue grass jam.
CHRIST, 23148 County Highway 24,
West Concord (Berne), 507/527-2622.
Rev. Victor Jortack, Pastor.

Dale Schiesser 1941-2014
Schiesser, 72, of Altoona, Wis-
consin, joined his Heavenly Fa-
ther on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
surrounded by his family at Sa-
cred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire,
after a short illness.
Dale was born on December 30,
1941, in West Concord to Milo
and Iris (Sheppard) Schiesser. He
married Carol Mielke in Febru-
ary 1963 and they moved to
Altoona with their children in 1969.
Dale worked at Menards in the
old store on Kane Road. He worked
as a forklift operator for over 30
years. He enjoyed his job and co-
workers very much.
In recent years he enjoyed his
home at Country Terrace in
Altoona. He loved the staff very
much and kept them entertained
with his daily trivia questions.
Krystle and Andy Rude of Zum-
brota are happy to announce the
birth of their son, Nathan Dennis,
on May 2, 2014, at Rochester
Methodist Hospital. He was 8
pounds, 6 ounces, and 22 inches
Dale is survived by his daugh-
ter, Lori (Rick) Anderson, and
grandsons Tanner and Matthew
Duncan, all of Eau Claire; son,
Gene (Roberta) Schiesser and
grandchildren Sam, Sarah, and Seth
Schiesser, all of Muscoda, Wis-
consin; sisters, Joan Peper of New
Port Richey, Florida, and Diana
(Richard) Miller of Pine Island;
and many nieces, nephews, and
his Country Terrace family.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, Milo and Iris Schiesser;
sister, Sandra (Caryl) Moyer; and
brother-in-law, William Peper.
A memorial service will be at a
later date in Berne. Online condo-
lences may be shared at
Nathan has one older brother,
Joel. Grandparents are Deb and
Russ Frank of Mazeppa and Mar-
lin and Sara Rude of Zumbrota.
Great-grandparents are Ivan and
Darlene Frank of Mazeppa, Pat
and Maureen Simmons of
Mazeppa, and LaVonne
Bjorngaard of Wanamingo.
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
OConnor of Goodhue (College
of Letters and Science, PhD, Doctor
of Philosophy) was among stu-
dents earning degrees at com-
mencement exercises on May 18.
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Wendroth of Zumbrota received
a master of science from the Divi-
sion of Graduate Studies on May
University of North Dakota
Borell of Pine Island graduated at
the spring commencement cer-
emony on May 17.
Losbanos earns
GOODHUE Voth Insurance
Agency of Goodhue along with
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Com-
pany of Grinnell, Iowa, have named
Goodhue High School senior Louis
Losbanos as a recipient of a 2014
Road to Success Scholarship for
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Pine Island
Principal Advisory Group holds
successful book and clothing drive
PINE ISLAND Pine Island High School students Madeline Sorum and Morgan DePestel help collect and sort
books and clothes after a successful book and clothing drive sponsored by the Principal Advisory Group held
on April 26 in Pine Island and in Oronoco. The books are being donated to two different places, the Rochester
Childrens Literacy program and the Books for Africa literacy program. The womens and childrens clothing
will be given to the Womens Shelter in Rochester, and the mens clothing will be given to the Disabled
American Vets. Principal Kevin Cardille said the students were very happy with the number of donations
dropped off in support of the drive.
PINE ISLAND Each year the
Minnesota National Wildlife Ref-
uge sponsors the Federal Junior
Duck Stamp Contest. Students in
grades K-12 from all over the state
submit drawings of ducks, geese,
and swans in their natural
habitat. On March 15, judges se-
lected the top 100 drawings from
over 900 entries. Forty-seven of
those artists were Pine Island
students: five second place
winners, six third place winners,
and 36 named honorable mention.
In all, 173 PI students submitted
entries for the contest.
Winners in the grades K-3
judging category
Second place: Rebekah Stolp,
Jason Ryan, Vaida Justin
Third place: Sam Warneke,
Bethany Dick, Sam Knox
Honorable mention: Cheyenne
Jones, Brynne Kelley, Taylor
Koenen, Lane Stapleton, Kayla
Boe, Lola Wagner, Max Sampson,
Noah Wernau, Ashlynn Owen,
Ariana Bostrom, Sarah Frandsen,
Ellie Albrecht, Melody Woodfin,
Aidan Schweisberger
Grades 4-6 judging category
Second place: Gabe Northrop
Third place: Anastasia Johnston,
Honorable mention: Brooklyn
Radtke, Sam Johnson, Eric
Wittlief, Kiley House, Brooke
Sinning, Rachel Schutz, Rachel
Applen, Madison Dudley, Ella
By Maggie Holm
Landrum and Fiek participate
in 25th annual MS Walk
PINE ISLAND On Sunday, May 4, Pine Haven Care Center Activity Aide
Travis Landrum and resident Darsa Fiek participated in the 25th annual
MS Walk put on by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA).
The MSAA began this tradition in 1990 which continues to be held the
first Sunday of May. The two took advantage of the weather and scenery
by walking one mile of Soldier s Field in Rochester. Landrum and Fiek
were among 380 fellow MS supporters. Through generous donations
from families, friends, and the staff of Pine Haven Community, Landrum
and Fiek were able to contribute $190 to the walks grand total. The
walk alone raised $49,500. Fiek, who is the co-leader of her MS
support group, said a lot of people have MS and the walk was an
excellent way to do something about it. Fiek enjoyed spending time
outside and said she would gladly participate in the event every year if
By Audra DePestel
Hardware Hank holds
Spring Ladies Night Out
PINE ISLAND On Thursday, May 1, Pine Island Hardware Hank held its
annual Spring Ladies Night Out. Lynne Peplinski, left, and Dorothy
Edstrom look forward to the event every year. The Fun + Flowers = A
Blooming Good Time event featured specials, door prizes, product
demonstrations, and food samples. Many of the attendees took advantage
of extra special deals as they shopped for new spring merchandise
including, brightly colored scarves, jewelry and indoor and outdoor
decorations. While browsing through the store, the ladies also indulged
in gourmet dip samples and refreshments. Each year Hardware Hanks
annual Spring Ladies Night Out attracts a number of ladies looking for
great deals and specials as they get ready for the summer season.
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
The following information was
provided by the Goodhue County
Sheriffs Office.
April 19
12:02 p.m. Loud music was
reported from a car on Royal Ct.
A deputy checked the area but did
not locate the vehicle or any loud
10:25 p.m. A deputy attended
to civil matters on 8th St SW.
11:31 p.m. A subject wanted
on a warrant from Olmsted County
was arrested on 1st St NE and turned
over to neighboring authorities.
April 20
1:40 a.m. A deer was in the
roadway near 500th St and Hwy
52. It was removed.
8:03 p.m. A deputy attended
to civil matters on Pine Ct NE.
9:41 p.m. Medical assistance
was requested on Ridgeway Ln
April 21
1:42 a.m. A deputy assisted
the Rochester Police with trans-
porting a juvenile male to Red
7:06 a.m. A male got his truck
stuck between two buildings on
5th St. A deputy found the male
and a tow was called.
2:45 p.m. Medical assistance
was requested on 1st Ave SE.
3:55 p.m. A deputy assisted
on 3rd St NW with a theft that
occurred in Zumbrota.
April 22
9:08 a.m. A deer was hit by a
vehicle near Cty 11 and Cty 10 in
Roscoe Township.
9:16 a.m. A mailbox on Ro-
deo Dr SE was knocked down
during the night.
12:03 p.m. A wallet was found
on bleachers in the school gym.
The owner retrieved the wallet and
found nothing missing.
12:12 p.m. A green Lumina
had been parked for three days
near Main St N. A deputy would
contact the registered owner.
3:34 p.m. A couch was ille-
gally dumped in the ditch near the
50200 block of 230th Ave in Pine
Island Township.
3:58 p.m. A male and female
were arguing in front of a house
on 8th St SE.
April 23
3:33 p.m. A male was punched
in the face during a road rage inci-
dent on Hwy 52 near 520th St.
The state patrol handled the inci-
6:34 p.m. Medical assistance
was requested on 3rd St NW.
April 24
11:14 p.m. A driving com-
plaint was reported near 500th St
and Hwy 52 in Pine Island Town-
ship. The driver was lost and the
deputy provided assistance.
April 25
8:08 a.m. A woman on
Ridgeway Ln NE left her purse on
the trunk of her car then left for
work. The purse had not been lo-
cated. Her wallet was inside the
bag. It was turned in later that
9:08 p.m. Family complaints
were reported on 5th St NE.
10:22 p.m. Fireworks were
thrown from a large black Ford
truck on Cty 11. A deputy checked
the area. The vehicle was not lo-
April 26
1:09 p.m. A garage on North
Pine Dr NE was paintballed. No
permanent damage occurred.
6:07 p.m. A citation for driv-
ing after suspension and seatbelt
violation was reported near Main
St and 5th St NW.
6:48 p.m. A verbal domestic
incident was reported on 2nd St
April 27
8:19 a.m. An abandoned ve-
hicle near Cty 11 and North Pine
Dr in Pine Island Township was
8:45 a.m. A woman came out
of her residence on the 49400 block
of Cty 55 in Pine Island Township
to find a male in her vehicle. She
went to the neighbors and called
the sheriffs office. The subject
was still sitting in the vehicle when
a deputy arrived. The man had
rummaged through the vehicle and
scattered items about. He was also
in possession of several of the
complainants keys. The Northfield
Pine Island has 47 of top 100
winners in Duck Stamp Contest
Duck stamp contest winners from Pine Island in the grades 7-9 judging category are, front row (HM is
honorable mention): Sophie Moore (third), Tessa Gushulak (third), and Angela Behrens (second); middle
row: Brianna Trisko (HM), Izabella Maass (HM), and Jade Douglas (HM); third row: Dakota Kitto (HM),
Arniecee Brewster (HM), Emilie Rucker (HM), Victoria Toft (HM), and Michael Horkey (HM).
Honorable mention recipients in the grades 10-12 judging category are
Kristin Evers and Luke Runge.
Fletcher, Taylor House, Elliot
Stark, Cole White
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Ethan Ellefson
Parents: Chad and Michele
Siblings, ages: Matthew, 18
High school activities: Cross
Favorite class or subject: All
the classes I take
Best high school memory:
Senior class day
Out of school activities, hob-
bies: Hunting, fishing, and hang-
ing out with friends
Part-time job: Zumbrota Sub-
Favorite movie: Grumpy Old
Men; TV show: Cops; song: I like
many different songs
Future plans: I plan to go to
RCTC for law enforcement and
go from there
Esther Gutzmer
Parents: Eugene and Julie
Siblings, ages: Joel, 21; Josh,
19; Josiah, 14, Jonathan, 9
High school activities: National
Honor Society, DECA, FCA
Favorite class or subject: Span-
Best high school memory:
Going to State for DECA fresh-
man year
Out of school activities, hob-
bies: Slacklining, disc golf, vol-
unteering at Camp Victory
Part-time job: Pine Haven Care
Favorite book: Letters from
War by Mark Schultz and Travis
Thrasher; movie: Tangled; TV
show: Psych; song: Gold by Britt
Future plans: Go to school at
University of Wisconsin Eau
Claire to double major in nursing
and Spanish; then move to South
America and be a nurse in an area
in need of medical attention
Amber Kennedy
Parents: Tom Kennedy
Siblings, ages: Andrew, 15
High school activities: Basket-
ball manager
Favorite class or subject: Child
development 1 and 2
Best high school memory:
Going to the Twins game
Out of school activities/hob-
bies: Hanging out with friends,
going for walks, and being out-
Part-time job: Babysitting
Favorite book: A Child Called
It; movie: Need for Speed; TV
show: Ghost Adventures; song:
Chillin It
Future plans: Go to college to
work with children
male was arrested for motor ve-
hicle tampering and burglary.
10:44 p.m. A vehicle was all
over the road near 500th St and
Hwy 52 in Pine Island Township.
The State Patrol handled the inci-

By Alicia Hunt-Welch
WANAMINGO City engineer
Brandon Theobald of WHKS
spoke with the Wanamingo Eco-
nomic Development Authority on
May 12 about Industrial Park de-
velopment plans. The EDA dis-
cussed options for plotting 14.6
acres in the Cenex 4 Addition, south
of Marcstone and Concast. The
board needs to contemplate ap-
pealing lot sizes for future buy-
ers, which will guide utility infra-
structure and road plans, and storm
water management for the area
before development is under way.
At the April meeting, City Ad-
ministrator Michael Boulton said
that Concast was interested in ex-
panding its facilities. Concast is
reportedly seeking the two lots
available directly to the south of
the current building. This interest
brought forth the need to move
forward with Cenex 4 develop-
ment plans.
To accommodate Concasts
growth, only the east side of Cenex
4 would be developed at this time.
This part of the project is tagged
as Phase 1, and Theobald estimates
land grading and extending 3rd
Avenue to the south with utility
connections would be about
$743,000. The EDA discussed
dividing the project cost between
the lots in within the development.
In addition to the two larger lots
south of Concast, the Cenex 4 con-
cept plan outlined six smaller lots
south of Marcstone with a cul-de-
sac called 10th Street Court within
the center going west from 3rd
Avenue. This would be Phase 2 of
the development. EDA directors
were in agreement that larger lot
sizes would be more in line with
other businesses within the Indus-
trial Park.
No action was taken by the EDA
to amend the lot sizes for the Cenex
4 concept plan, but the directors
agreed to eliminate 10th Street
Court for the time being, with the
idea of creating three larger lots
each with access off of 3rd Av-
enue. Phase two, without construct-
ing 10th Street Court, was esti-
mated at $193,595.
Boulton has been in discussions
with Concast representatives and
the citys fiscal manager and at-
torney in preparation for a deal
for Concast to purchase 4.6 acres
in Cenex 4. Boulton told the EDA
directors an agreement is nearly
ready to present to Concast for
A motion was made by Brian
Johnson, seconded by Brian
Gudknecht, calling for a public
hearing on the sale and convey-
ance of property to Parrot Head
Development, LLC, the umbrella
company of Concast. The meet-
ing will be held Monday, June 9,
at 6 p.m. in council chambers.
Council reviews plans
Later that evening, Theobald
presented a feasibility report to
the city council regarding the pos-
sible development of the Cenex 4
Addition. The council accepted
the feasibility report and set a public
hearing on the project for June 9
at 7 p.m. in council chambers.
Third internet provider eyes Wanamingo
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
WANAMINGO Corey Hauer,
the owner of LTD Broadband,
spoke to the Wanamingo City
Council on May 12 about his
internet service company. Hauer
would like to have his equipment
on Wanamingo water towers in
order to provide service in the city.
LTD Broadband offers internet
service in southern Minnesota and
northern Iowa. Hauer said instal-
lation would be about $99 and that
service would be guaranteed.
Currently, Jaguar Communi-
cations, formerly known in
Wanamingo as DM Broadband,
has their wifi equipment on the
city water towers. Last month an-
other service provider, Minnesota
Wifi, requested space to expand
its business in the Wanamingo area.
(Frontier offers hard line internet
service for land line phone cus-
tomers in the area as well.)
Mayor Ryan Holmes asked
Hauer if he would have any issues
with Minnesota Wifi having their
equipment on towers as well. Hauer
said he would not and is able to
work with the owner, Darin Steffl,
and that options are good for the
Both proposed providers said
city hall could have free wifi if
space for equipment was offered
on their towers, but only Steffl
offered to provide the city with
money for rental of that space.
City engineer Brandon Theobald
of WHKS recommended the city
consider a policy for private in-
stallations on the water towers.
This should include identifying
the amount of available space and
having the company submit in-
stallation/design details for review.
City Administrator Michael
Boulton discussed developing an
application form for interested
companies to fill out.
The council will discuss this
more before a decision is made.
Neglected and cluttered
properties warned of abatement
The city sent notices to two prop-
erty owners requesting cleanup of
their properties. Gary Braget was
sent an abatement notice for three
of his properties on 2nd Street East
and 2nd Avenue. Deb Delva re-
ceived a notice for her property
on 3rd Avenue.
Boulton said he and Mayor Ryan
Holmes spoke with the property
owners. The city will give them
time to clear the nuisance debris.
If the property owners do not fol-
low through with cleanup, the city
will do it and charge all fees re-
lated to this to the owners prop-
erty taxes.
Public Works report
Public Works Director Steve
Haggstrom said that during the
last month he and co-worker Monty
Schaefer did some street sweep-
ing, installed new piping in the
well house, put out benches and
garbage cans along Main Street,
stored away snow equipment, and
pulled out mowers for the season.
Haggstrom also said a jetter influ-
ent line at the wastewater treat-
ment plant was repaired, sewer
lines were jetted, a small pressure
washer and paint sprayer were
purchased for curb painting, and
new durable screens are being in-
stalled at the Riverside Park shel-
Other business
Building permits were approved
for Ryan Holmes for remodeling,
Jeff Davis for re-roofing,
Springcroft Apartments for remod-
eling, Maple Island for remodel-
ing, Ag Partners for re-roofing,
Paul and Terri Hanson for re-sid-
ing, and Chris Winchester for re-
The council authorized the an-
nual check of drivers license
records for all city employees,
councilors, and members of the
fire department, along with any
volunteers that may drive city ve-
hicles. Those records were obtained
and will be placed in the person-
nel records.
A temporary liquor license was
approved for the Wanamingo Fire
Relief Association for the annual
firemens dance on July 3.
The council briefly discussed
the need for a newer city vehicle.
A vehicle purchase is slated in the
citys capital improvement plan
for 2020. Boulton said the coun-
cil may need to adjust that date to
a year or two from now. The age
of the two city vehicles, the high
mileage, and the cost of fuel for
these vehicles were the reasons
considered. The need will likely
be discussed more in-depth at the
annual budget meeting in July.
KW Elementary School
Students of the Week
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
staff members at Kenyon-
Wanamingo Elementary School
(grades K-4) acknowledge students
displaying the expectations of: Be
Responsible, Be Respectful, and
Be Safe. The following is a list of
KW teachers by grade and the stu-
dents they selected as Student of
the Week for the weeks of April
25, May 2, and May 9, respec-
Mrs. Haugen Audrey Haugen,
Gavin Smith, Wyatt Krings
Mrs. Short Evan Nesseth and
David Patton, Emilie Jarvis, N/A
Mr. Starr Ryan LaCanne, Joe
Coffey, Jenna Blakstad
Mrs. Swanson Noah Sjoblom,
Isabella Greseth, Cody Harwood
First grade
Mrs. Benbrooks Hannah
Linaman, Chely Rangel, Jordan
Mr. Donkers Chase Radtke,
Mckenzie Pearson, Gavin Blakstad
Mrs. Stark Jett Smith, Kadan
Wood, Jacob Ladd
Second grade
Mrs. Anderson Mackenzie
Sturgis, Natasha Laue, n/a
Mrs. Hildebrandt Liliana
Wood, William Van Epps, Colton
Mrs. Hinrichs Joshua Wendt-
Pierzyna, Julia Alexander, Maleia
Third grade
Mrs. Ashland Brady Bauer,
Alexis Sturgis, Grace Nystuen
Mrs. Froehling Tessa
Erlandson, Serenity Marquardt,
Erin Christenson
Mr. Wieme Reganne Androli,
Sophia Poquette, Grace Getting
Fourth grade
Mr. Anderson Layne Groth
and Mali Crouse, Kayla Landry,
Emilee Henrickson and Thuan
Ms. Thesing Zachary Linaman,
Jonathan Navas-Sanchez, Danielle
Teachers of the Week
Cathy Stark, Jake Wieme, Katie
Benbrooks, Tanya Rasmussen
Staff Members of the Week
Principal Matt Ryan, Betty Baer
(preschool), Cindy Baumgartner
(media center).
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
The following information was
provided by the Goodhue County
Sheriffs Office.
April 18
5:24 p.m. A burglary was re-
ported on the 10000 block of 460th
St in Cherry Grove Township af-
ter a shed was entered. Two cable
leads off a wire feed welder were
cut and removed. A 50-foot ex-
tension cord was also taken. Loss
was valued at $600. The burglary
was believed to have happened
within the two days.
7:15 p.m. Harassment was
reported on 4th St E. It was deter-
mined to be a misunderstanding.
9:40 p.m. Three citations were
issued during a traffic stop near
Hill Ave and Hillcrest Manor: the
first for possession of a small
amount of marijuana, the second
for possession of a small amount
of marijuana and drug parapher-
nalia, and the third for possession
of drug paraphernalia.
11:34 p.m. Harassment was
reported on the 11700 block of
415th St in Wanamingo Town-
ship. A deputy spoke with both
individuals involved.
April 19
9:45 p.m. A disabled vehicle
was near Hwy 52 and 135th Ave
in Minneola Township. A tow was
on the way.
April 20
12:38 a.m. Medical assistance
was requested on the 10800 block
of Cty 12 in Cherry Grove Town-
7:19 p.m. Medical assistance
was requested on Hillcrest Manor
April 21
12:25 p.m. A citation for a
seat belt violation was issued near
Riverside Park.
2:06 p.m. A citation for ex-
pired registration was issued near
Hwy 52 and 415th St in Minneola
3:23 p.m. A citation for child
restraint violation and no proof of
insurance was issued near Hwy
60 and 60th Ave in Cherry Grove
3:55 p.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near 425th St and Hwy
57 in Wanamingo Township.
4:07 p.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near Hwy 52 and 142nd
Ave Way in Minneola Township.
4:39 p.m. A verbal disturbance
was reported on 3rd Ave. A male
and female were arguing.
5:32 p.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near Hwy 57 and 485th
St in Roscoe Township.
8:05 p.m. A deputy attended
to a civil matter on the 46800 block
of 145th Ave in Roscoe Town-
11:51 p.m. An alarm was ac-
tivated at Maple Island on Main
St. It was a false alarm.
April 22
10:16 a.m. A person on 3rd
Ave complained that the neighbors
dog poops in the years, and the
dog owner allows this to happen.
A deputy spoke to the dog owner
who said he does pick up after the
7:53 p.m. Harassment involv-
ing neighbor issues was reported
on Hillcrest Manor Ave.
April 23
10:53 a.m. Two fire arms were
taken from a shed on a property
on the 47700 block of 95th Ave in
Cherry Grove Township. The theft
was valued at $650.
April 24
1:52 a.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near Hwy 52 and 142nd
Ave Way in Minneola Township.
12:20 p.m. A burglary was
reported on 2nd Ave after the back
door to a residence was pried open.
About $500 in cash/coins and a
$264 DVR were taken.
1:40 p.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near Cty 54 and Hwy
57 in Cherry Grove Township.
4:03 p.m. It was reported that
an ex-boyfriend was walking
around the property on the 10800
block of 425th St in Wanamingo
Township. A deputy determined
the male was there to claim prop-
erty. He left when asked to.
April 25
9:24 a.m. Medical assistance
was requested on 2nd Ave.
April 26
11:30 p.m. A suspicious ve-
hicle was parked near the 46600
block of Hwy 57 in Roscoe Town-
ship. A deputy checked the area
but was unable to locate the ve-
April 28
12:17 p.m. Three batteries and
a radiator were taken from a ve-
hicle stored in a shed on the 12800
block of 490th St in Roscoe Town-
ship. The theft was believed to
have occurred during the winter.
Loss was valued at $1,200.
4:01 p.m. A 911 hang up call
was received from Hill Ave. Upon
call back the phone line was
staticky. The occupants were fine
and were advised to contact the
phone company.
Alex Trapp
Parents: Dave and Gail Trapp
Siblings, ages: Jason, 35; and
Dean, 39
High school activities: Track
and field
Favorite class or subject: Wood
Best high school memory:
Homecoming 2013
Out of school activities/hob-
bies: Fishing any time of the year
Part-time job: Jason Trapp
Construction/Ginnys Drive-In
Favorite book: Art of War
by Sun Tzu; movie: Uncle Buck
and Tommy Boy; TV show: One
Piece; song: Monsoons by
Future plans: Get a two-year
degree in woodworking, then get
a degree in business
Haylie Vezzoli
Parents: Anthony and Eliza-
beth Vezzoli
Siblings, ages: David Jake, 13
High school activities: Speech,
theater, chamber choir
Favorite class or subject: AP
art, chorale, AP literature
Best high school memory:
Being a part of theater, choir, and
speech, and all the memories in
the corner
Out of school activities/hob-
bies: Ocarina, violin, dance, basi-
cally anything art-related
Part-time job: Cashier at
Favorite book: The Dragon
Riders of Pern by Anne
McCaffrey; movie: City of Bones
and A Nightmare Before Christ-
mas; TV show: Sherlock, Xena,
Supernatural; song: Carry On My
Wayward Son by Kansas and
Back in Black by AC/DC
Future plans: Become a char-
acter designer/video game artist
Jessica Thompson
Parents: David Thompson, Lori
High school activities: Cross
country, track, math team, National
Honor Society, band, chorale
Favorite class or subject:
Best high school memory:
Cross country
Out of school activities/hob-
bies: Ultimate frisbee
Part-time job: Farming with
my dad
Favorite book: The Maze
Runner by James Dashnier; song:
Unashamed of You by Chris
Future plans: Attend the As-
sociation Free Lutheran Bible
Nichele Thompson
Parents: Nicole and Cam
Fairclough, and Ryan and Cindy
Siblings, ages: Jessica, 24;
Anastasia, 23; Samantha, 22;
Carole Lynn, 20; and T.J., seven
High school activities: Dance
Favorite class or subject:
Criminal justice
Best high school memory: Fri-
day Kick
Part-time job: ASI/Syngenta
Favorite book: Speak by
Laurie Halse Anderson; movie:
The Princess Bride; TV show:
NCIS; song: Better Days by The
Future plans: Become an OB/
Miranda Strandberg
Parents: Samantha and Eric Gill
Siblings, ages: Michael Strand-
berg, 20
High school activities: Choir
and dance for one year
Favorite class or subject: Ecol-
Best high school memory:
Coming to Kenyon
Out of school activities/hob-
bies: Working, spending time with
Tiffany, going shopping, spend-
ing time with my mom and step-
dad, and also cuddling with my
Moonie and Lucy
Part-time job: Target
Favorite book: Little Wo-
men; movie: Burlesque, The
Great Gatsby; TV show: Sponge-
bob Squarepants and Family Guy;
song: Making Memories of Us
Future plans: Hopefully some-
day having my own salon, having
my own family, and living next
door to Tiffany and her family.
Ryan Stucky
Parents: Dale Stucky, Pam
Siblings, ages: Michaela, 18
Favorite class or subject: Metal
Best high school memory:
Going to Rochester with Bret
Hudson and Aaron Holk
Out of school activities/hob-
bies: Drawing, racing
Part-time job: Cook at
Favorite book: The Thin Ex-
ecutioner; movie: Evil Dead; TV
show: Nitro Circus Live; song:
The Quiet Place by In Flames
Future plans: Go to college and
get my welding degree
Siri Sviggum
Parents: Jim and Sandy
Siblings, ages: Peder, 20
High school activities: Volley-
ball, basketball, softball, choir,
National Honor Society, SADD,
Leadership Academy, training with
Favorite class or subject:
Best high school memory: Play-
ing sports with my teammates
Out of school activities/hob-
bies: Church, spending time with
friends and family
Part-time job: Babysitting
Favorite book: The Little Red
Hen; movie: The Parent Trap;
TV show: One Tree Hill
Future plans: Go to college and
be a doctor someday
Trevor Thomas
Parents: Karma Baumgartner,
Jason Thomas
Siblings, ages: Derik, Jenna, and
Braden Baumgartner
High school activities: Foot-
Favorite class or subject:
Criminal justice
Best high school memory:
Watching Connor Holthe try to
kick a volleyball, failing, and skid-
ding across the floor on his face
Out of school activities/hob-
bies: Gaming, talking to friends
Part-time job: Banks Outdoors
Favorite book: Eragon;
movie: 300; TV show: Supernatu-
ral; song: Youre Gonna Go Far,
Kid The Offspring
Future plans: College
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Parents of preK students learn
about TACSEI teaching method
From left to right, Alicia Gadient, Rene Arendt, Margo Anderson, and Maria Lodermeier address parents of
three- and four-year-old students on the foundation of TACSEI (Technical Assistance Center on Social
Emotional Intervention) on May 12.
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA Zumbrota-
Mazeppa Primary School held a
Family Fun Night for their TACSEI
students and their families on
Monday, May 12. TACSEI stands
for Technical Assistance Center
on Social Emotional Intervention.
After dinner, the kids all went into
two classrooms to play while par-
ents and families went into an-
other room to learn about the pri-
mary schools TACSEI teaching
TACSEI, currently on its sec-
ond year of implementation at the
primary school, focuses on pro-
moting positive social and emo-
tional attitudes and behaviors. The
three signature mottos of the
method are Be Respectful, Be A
Friend, and Be Safe. The focus is
currently in pre-kindergarten three-
and four-year-olds.
Behavior specialist and social
worker Rene Arendt, along with
ZM teachers Maria Lodermeier,
Alicia Gadient, and Margo Ander-
son, talked about the importance
of helping students learn self-emo-
tional regulation, problem solv-
ing, and recognition of their be-
haviors. This is done by a variety
of techniques gathered from the
program itself, various websites,
and the experience of the teachers
The teachers have performed
tests at the beginning and end of
the school year as well as collected
data throughout the year to deter-
mine what works for the students
and if they are growing and learn-
ing in social and emotional areas.
The test has shown that students
have consistently improved
throughout the year in terms of
their social, emotional, and be-
havioral development.
The essence of the program can
be summed up by the programs
Pyramid Model. The Pyramid
Model is built upon a tiered pub-
lic health approach to provide
This is a board that teachers use to help students and parents understand
the TACSEI method and its goals.
universal support to all children
to promote wellness.
The TACSEI website describes
the Pyramid Model as:
Yellow Foundation: The foun-
dation for all of the practices in
the pyramid are the systems and
policies necessary to ensure a
workforce able to adopt and sus-
tain these evidence-based practices.
Blue Tier: Universal supports
for all children through nurturing
and responsive relationships and
high quality environments.
Green Tier: Prevention which
represents practices that are tar-
geted social emotional strategies
to prevent problems.
Red Tier: Intervention which
is comprised of practices related
to individualized intensive inter-
The learn more about the
TACSEI program and techniques
being used by the school you can
visit www.challengingbehavior.
org or
ZM FFA holds annual banquet
Star awards and medal winners, front row: Emily Haugen, Lisa Ecker, Alyssa Stehr, and Emma Flotterud;
back row: Aricka Roberson, Hannah Eckblad, Sam Perrotti, Derek Stehr, Zach Stensrud, and Adam Burdick.
2014-2015 newly installed Zumbrota-Mazeppa FFA officers, front row: Sam Perrotti, Hannah Eckblad, Caleb
Hinrichs, and Zach Stensrud; back row: Shelby Betcher, Aricka Roberson, Derek Stehr, Seth Tupper, and Tim
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota-
Mazeppa FFA Chapter held its
annual banquet on Saturday, May
10. FFA members, their families,
and sponsors had a buffet style
dinner in the ZMHS cafeteria fol-
lowed by an awards ceremony in
the auditorium. The night was
concluded by inducting the new
FFA officers for the 2014-15 school
Recognition was given to the
Top points overall, Lisa Ecker;
senior, Alyssa Stehr; junior,
Hannah Eckblad; sophomore,
Aricka Roberson; freshmen, Zach
FFA Pride Award Derek Stehr
Blue and Gold Award Sam
Honorary Degrees Sue Ecker,
Kathy and Alan Flotterud, Jean
and Dan Burdick
Star in Agriscience Alyssa
Star Chapter Farmer Adam
Star in Placement Emma
Dekalb Star Outstanding Senior
Lisa Ecker
Star Greenhand Zach Stensrud
State Degrees Hannah Eckblad,
Adam Burdick, Emma Flotterud,
Alyssa Stehr, Lisa Ecker
Top Sales Lisa Ecker
Leadership Award grade nine,
Shelby Betcher; grade ten, Derek
Stehr; grade eleven, Hannah
Eckblad; grade twelve, Adam
Scholarship award grade nine,
Zach Stensrud; grade ten, Aricka
Roberson; grade eleven, Seth
Tupper; grade twelve, Emma
New officer team President
Hannah Eckblad, Vice President
Seth Tupper, Secretary Aricka
Roberson, Treasurer Derek Stehr,
Reporter Caleb Hinrichs, Senti-
nel Sam Perrotti, 2nd Vice Presi-
dent Tim Hinrichs, 3rd Vice Presi-
dent Shelby Betcher, Historian
Zach Stensrud
ZUMBROTA Art on Main in
Zumbrota is in its second year along
Main Street and will kick off with
a display of original works of art
at City Hall from May 19-23. Then
Zumbrota businesses will feature
the various original individual
works of art that can be viewed by
customers throughout the summer.
Carol Jackson, co-owner of the
Coffee Mill in Zumbrota, had the
winning bid on one of the paint-
ings at last years Art on Main
auction. That painting is currently
hanging in her restaurant. She
emphasized how all the businesses
in town work together to support
each other and cooperate to the
make the Zumbrota community
one that draws people in from near
and far. She said, We have a lot
of exciting things going on in town
with very unique and fun places
to see here.
These 25 artists have donated
their artistic creations to fund the
State Theatre restoration project:
Judi Alme, Beth Aylsworth,
Corene Bernatz, Gayle Dahl,
Nancy Ellison, Francie Ginocchio,
Terrie Jacobson, Sarah Kenyon
Nygaard, Deb Klug, Chuck LaRue,
Marit Lomen, Connie Ludwig,
Marie Marvin, Ben Parish, Aimee
B. Radman, Vickie Ronnenberg,
Linda Ruddle, Hee June Shin,
Connie Simonson, Linda Smith,
Pat Swanson, Sue Waughtal, Cathy
White, Jeanie Wilcox, and
Kathleen Yennie. Their works will
be photographed and made into
banners that will be displayed on
the light poles along Main Street
during the summer. The original
art and the banners will be auc-
tioned off on the Zumbrota Area
Art Council (ZAAC) website.
The closing Art on Main recep-
tion and the auction displaying both
the original and banner art will be
at the Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727
on Friday, September 26. Visit the
ZAAC website at
to see the art and to place a bid.
Proceeds from the sale will fund
the restoration of the State The-
atre in Zumbrota.
Art on Main selections
displayed at City Hall
through May 23
Officer Eugene Leifeld retires
and a new officer is hired
By Tara Chapa
ZUMBROTA On May 15, the
Zumbrota City Council approved
the retirement of Officer Eugene
Leifield, effective May 9. Leifield
served the city for 23 years. He
said that although he is gone from
the police force, he is not moving
and will stay involved with the
Zumbrota community.
Mayor Rich Bauer said Leifield
was a fantastic employee and
thanked him for his dedication and
great service. Councilor Tina
Hostager said that he was not just
a policeman but a peace officer.
Councilor Brad Drenckhahn said
that thank you doesnt seem like
a strong enough word for all of his
efforts and dedication over the last
nearly two decades.
New police officer hire
The Police Committee, which
consists of Rich Bauer, councilor
Dale Hinderaker, Police Chief Gary
Selness, and City Administrator
Neil Jensen, recommended that
the council hire part-time employee
Shannon Clemenson for the full-
time position rather than begin-
ning a new hiring process.
Clemenson currently also works
for the Kenyon police force.
The Police Committee reported
that Clemenson comes to Zum-
brota with great knowledge and
experience. In addition to being
able to begin the position with no
additional training needed, the
committee also described her as
someone whom Zumbrota resi-
dents will enjoy and respect. The
council agreed with the commit-
tee that Clemenson would carry
on Leifields reputation of being
not only a police officer but more
of a peace officer within the Zum-
brota community. The council
approved the hiring of Shannon
Clemenson immediately.
In an effort to move forward
with the rebranding of the City of
Zumbrota, Mayor Bauer suggested
the city send out a survey to the
councils constituents asking what
exactly they would like to see in
the rebranding of Zumbrota. This
would give the council a better
idea of what the people in Zum-
brota are seeking
The city also approved sending
out a request for proposals for firms
interested in working with the city
on the rebranding project. Once
two or three firms are selected,
they will be asked to present their
rebranding projects to the city
Mayor Bauer asked the council
to approve an immediate update
to the City of Zumbrota website
until a completely new design will
likely be carried out by the hired
firm. Currently, the website has
incorrect links and lacks the nec-
essary information to attract more
people into Zumbrota. No monies
will be paid for this update as the
city will be completing the tasks.
Rochester DMC
Community Development Di-
rector Dan King handed out a memo
to the council regarding a recent
meeting he attended with South-
ern Minnesota Initiative Founda-
tion (SMIF) on a Community
Growth Initiative (CGI) proposal.
Presentations were made from
representatives of the Destination
Medical Center (DMC) in Roch-
ester. All who attended were in-
vited representatives of twelve
cities surrounding Rochester. The
purpose was to discuss possible
collaborations they may form in
order to benefit from and support
the DMC project.
Resulting from this meeting was
a proposal to conduct a CGI to
achieve these goals. At this time,
SMIF is seeking participation of
area communities and one to two
individuals to serve on a leader-
ship team. Eventually the group
would request 10-12 people for a
planning team to review various
proposals. Upon review, the plan-
ning team should be considering
the following:
A regional partnership with
SMIF, DMC, and Rochester Area
Economic Development, Inc.
Objective: To create three to
five short-term projects with long-
term impact through a regional
conversation and collaboration
using the CGI tools
Results: The creation of one
vision and several projects which
supports a piece of the Journey to
Growth Plan as outlined by RAEDI
The process: Communities
invited into the process are asked
to commit 12-15 months to asset
mapping, project identification,
grant dollars award, project imple-
mentation, and a regional celebra-
SMIFs commitment: SMIF
is committed to providing the fa-
cilitation to support the CGI pro-
gram, including organization of
the meetings, project grant dol-
lars up to $60,000, and a $2,000
stipend to each participating com-
Community Commitment:
Identify one or two individuals
who will serve on the core leader-
ship team and will be willing to
reach out to 10-12 additional in-
dividuals for the large commu-
nity/regional conversation.
If the city council is interested
in pursuing collaboration and par-
ticipating in the CGI, they need to
respond by June 3. Mayor Bauer
said that with Rochester turning
into a DMC and creating more
jobs, not all people hired will be
Rochester residents. Zumbrota will
be on the radar as potential com-
munities to reside in. Currently
470 people use the Zumbrota com-
muter line and parking for the Mayo
Clinic. Should the DMC result in
additional Zumbrota residents, the
demand for this commuter line and
parking may increase.
The council approved partnering
with surrounding communities in
the collaboration of creating Roch-
ester as a DMC.
Other business
Dan King informed the council
that the Economic Development
Authority has received another
proposal regarding the old Grover
lot. Although the proposal was not
formal, the EDA will hear the sug-
gestion regarding a lower density
rental housing project for the lot.
King also informed the council
that the trailhead project is still
under way. The EDA is currently
trying to determine the exact lay-
out of the building. Utility lines
currently stand in the way, and
the EDA doesnt want the build-
ing to be too close to the road or
block the Covered Bridge. King
said decisions will be made soon.
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approved by the council.
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