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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 No. 16

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Three-year-old Jake Hoffarth and his mom, Kari Hoffarth, of Pine Island, check out the display of model farm toys during the first week of Gerkens Feed and Grains new expanded store. Jake was particularly interested in the tractor and spreader on the bottom shelf. The shelves around the corner hold bags of onion sets and seed potatoes ready for planting.

Gerkens Feed and Grain staff, seated: owners Jennifer and Jerry Gerken; standing: Becky Haugen, Josh Budensiek, Lee Johansen, Mike Koop, and Josh Rolbiecki.

Gerkens Feed and Grain expands in Zumbrota

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA Gerkens Feed and Grain opened the doors of its new, expanded store to customers on Monday, April 7. The store, similar to the others that owners Jerry and Jennifer Gerken have in Lake City and Wabasha, is located at 191 East Avenue. It is just east of the grain elevator which remains open on Main Street/Highway 58. The Gerkens, of Lake City, purchased the building, formerly Wedge Lumber, in June 2013. However, they are not newcomers to Zumbrota business, having purchased the elevator in June 2001. Regarding the expansion, Jennifer explained, Agriculture is still a very predominant business in the area. It is so important to meet farm and gardening needs locally. What we have done in the other stores (Lake City and Wabasha) has gone over well in their communities. We wanted to bring something more to Zumbrota with what we already know. The couple also noted the importance of competitive pricing and customers shopping locally. The store offers a full range of feed and supplies, bird seed and feeders, gifts, pet supplies and everything for lawn and garden. Jerry pointed out that the Zumbrota store is offering something new that their other two locations dont lumber. Though starting out small, the second building on their new property is currently used for storage, but will allow for expansion of the lumber business, an area that Jerry hopes to see grow. Our customers asked for lumber. We are starting small, but we hope to see it expand in the next year and we will add employees, Jerry said. Customers will continue to see familiar faces. Zumbrota feed manager Becky Haugen, and Josh Rolbiecki, lumber store manager, have moved from the elevator location to the new store site. Lee Johansen is the feed nutrition specialist. Mike Koop and Josh Budensiek continue to oversee the elevator operations as the full service mill continues. Jennifer pointed out, We still have feed and grain, marketing and storage, nutrition, custom mixes and bird seed. We have added small companion animal feed, toys, Carhartt clothing, and a fair amount of lumber and supplies. We are also a Sioux Steel gate dealer. Though only in the new location a few days, Haugen and Rolbiecki said the word is out and people have been stopping in to see the new store and inventory. One of the customers on April 10 was Phyllis Clemenson of Zumbrota. She has also been to the Lake City location and was curious to see how the two would compare. Zumbrota needed something like this, Clemenson said. She was pleased to see the variety of boots available as well as seed potatoes. With the family already customers of the business, Clemenson said she would be back to order her baby chicks soon. It will be different to pick feed up here, she added. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning in May, the store will also be open Sundays for the summer season. A greenhouse with additional staff will also be open. A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday, May 31.

Oronoco weighs its wastewater treatment options

By Karen Snyder ORONOCO Approximately 35 community members came to an April 9 public hearing to learn about plans for a potential wastewater treatment system for Oronoco. Minnesotas biggest little town with no municipal sewer service already has some of the requisite infrastructure in place. Joe Palen, city engineer, told the crowd the new subdivisions have systems that could someday connect to a municipal system. But most of Oronoco is served by individual septic systems, and three-fourths of those in the downtown area are believed to be noncompliant or obsolete. Palen and project manager/ wastewater engineer Tom Dye of Stantec Consulting offered three options for wastewater treatment: Conveying wastewater to Rochester Conveying wastewater to Pine Island Building a wastewater treatment facility in Oronoco Because the cost estimates span the period 2015-2035, population projections were a critical component of the planning, according to Palen. He said, How much wastewater will we produce over the next 20 years? In their figuring, the engineers used population forecasts made by Olmsted County.
Rochester option Pine Island option

Costliest by far, the Rochester alternative would require four lift stations and seven miles of sewer mains to carry wastewater from Oronoco to Rochester. Rochester would charge Oronoco users 50 percent more a month than the local customers pay. Whats more, Palen said, its typical of Rochester to raise its sewer rates seven percent a year. The Rochester option price projection is $27,000,675. That isnt all. Rochesters information had quite a few caveats, Dye said. The city, for example, is tentative about allowing for Oronoco population growth. Also, after 20 years Rochester could simply stop serving Oronoco.

The Pine Island alternative calls for installing four-and-a-half miles of sewer mains to convey wastewater to Pine Island. In 2018, when that city builds a new wastewater treatment plant, Oronoco would be responsible for 30 percent of the cost. The estimate uses the current Pine Island connection charge and monthly rate and allows for two percent inflation. Th Pine Island option price projection is $15,960,000 Thats based on the rate Pine Island residents pay. Oronoco, Palen said, might have to pay more.
Oronoco option

jection is $14,000,130. The advantages to this choice, said Palen and Dye, are lowest cost, flexibility for expansion, and local control. The engineers have a site in mind. It is, they stressed, a tentative site, a four-acre parcel about a halfmile east of the new Cenex station, and they like it because it suits certain criteria. Its in an undeveloped area a quarter-mile away from existing buildings. And its next to a river and above the floodplain. Its conceptual at this point, Palen said. We could go elsewhere.
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This plan, in which Oronoco would build its own wastewater treatment facility, would require an approximately one-mile-long sewer main. The cost projection includes operation and maintenance, chemicals, utilities, biosolids disposal, supplies, testing, and, in 2024-2025, an expansion of treatment capacity. The Oronoco option price pro-

The engineers recommendation to the city council is to submit the Oronoco plan to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and pursue grants and funding. Theres plenty of grant money available, said Dye. We believe were eligible for some and think we have a very good chance. Its not unrealistic to think we would be eligible for a 50 percent grant. That would help enormously

all around. For instance, with no grant funding, each connection to the Oronoco system would cost $13,000. A 50 percent grant would cut the charge to $4,000. Crowd members had questions. Most concerned sticker shock, others the threat to the environment. Someone asked if property values would be affected. That, said Palen, is something to ask a Real-tor, not two engineers. This is an engineering plan and recommendation, he emphasized, not the citys. The city can take the recommendation or leave it. He and Mayor Kevin McDermott urged those who want more input to attend Water and Sewer Commttee meetings. That committee meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the community center. This is the first stage of the process, McDermott said. We understand its a huge project with the potential to impact a lot of people. The council planned for further discussion and possible action at its April 15 regular meeting.

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Enrollment growing in PI Project Lead The Way courses

By Alice Duschanek-Myers PINE ISLAND At the Pine Island School Board meeting on April 10, Principal Kevin Cardille said the district will offer four high school Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses in the fall of 2014. Student enrollment in the courses is increasing. The PLTW courses offered by certified teachers in Pine Island are: Sixth grade Design and Modeling taught by Geoffrey Wagner Eighth grade Energy and the Environment and Green Architecture taught by Mark Passow High school Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Principles of Engineering taught by Rob Mainhardt; and Principles of Biomedical Science (and Anatomy) taught by Megan Schimek Cardille reported on the development of the districts PLTW Partnership Team that is required to become a PLTW certified school. On April 9, a team of eight professional business owners met with him and the PLTW teaching staff to evaluate the curriculum and skills necessary in their fields. The team included doctors, engineers, geneticists, and machinists. They were excited about the coursework and gave input. The team will act as an advisory group to the district by providing updates of the skills required in their fields. Teacher Megan Schimek has also had professionals in these fields and information technology meet with students for brown bag lunches for two years. Sonya McNamara from the PLTW project was on the agenda but was unable to attend the meeting. She visited the classrooms for the courses in the school. Superintendent Tammy Berg-Beniak said McNamara gave very positive feedback about the students and learning observed in the classrooms. Some of the pictures from her observations will be added on the PLTW website. Cardille said the students will be able to test for college credits, though the school is only in the process of becoming a PLTW certified school. Megan Schimek said senior students are reporting that applications for college are now asking if students took PLTW or AP courses in high school. The school is investigating adding the elementary PLTW program. The district has had a Businesses Linked to School resource for PreK-12 teachers for 13 years. The booklet was reviewed by the school board. Many of the business owners and professionals have come into the classrooms to enrich the curriculum for students. He reported the school will proctor the first ACT test for junior students on April 12. The Accuplacer for two-year postsecondary programs, like RCTC, and ASVAB for the United States military service will be offered this spring. Students in grades 10 and 11 will take MCAs on April 15-16. Cardille will meet with the senior class on April 16 to review graduation expectations and take the class picture for the yearbook. He will also meet with ninth graders about transcending to high school.
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The beginning of our religions

From Devils Kitchen
By Jan David Fisher

Character revealed
Dispatch from the Den
By Michael Redmond Goodhue Superintendent

In the beginningnot Genesis, but the beginning of formal religion humans tracked the stars and the planets (wandering stars) and the seasons. The tracking of the seasons relate to the Earths orbit around our sun. Four major holidays and four minor holidays became recognized and formalized. The summer and winter solstice and the spring and fall equinox are the four major holidays. We also know them as the first days of summer, winter, spring, and fall. The four minor holidays are the mid-season days. Wait, Fisher, what are you writing about? We dont celebrate these holidays! To which, I reply, Yes we do! Christians and Jews (and prob-

ably, Muslims) celebrate our holidays based on these eight days. Lets begin at the beginning. When do Easter and Passover come? In the spring! The key date is the spring equinox. Passover starts (lasts eight days) on the first full moon after the spring equinox. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. The Jewish calendar starts on this month on the new moon. In this calendar, the full moon is the middle of the month. Our months always start on the new moon. If one looks deeply into the Christian calendar, one should forget about New Years Eve and other so-called new years. The original calendar started in the spring time and not the winter. Passover is the holiday that gives the reason for existence of Judaism. Easter is the holiday that does the same thing for Christians. Both of these holidays celebrate a miracle that defines the religion. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar; that is, it is based on the

moons orbit about the earth. The calendar has a seventeen-year cycle of leap months to keep it aligned with the actual seasons. We add an entire month (Adar 2) every two or three years to keep it aligned. Because the lunar orbit is about 29-1/2 days, our months are either 29 or 30 days. Just to keep it confusing, when Adar 1 is without Adar 2, it is 30 days. When we have a leap year, Adar 1 is 29 days and Adar 2 is 30. This calendar was invented to follow the seasons and no one worried about birthdays. Some of the old holidays have been lost but we do celebrate midwinter as Groundhogs Day. We also celebrate mid-fall as Halloween. Shakespeare made mid-summer a magical (or humorous) day and night with the play, A MidSummers Night Dream. Christmas is close to the winter solstice. Why did the modern religions use the old holidays? By changing the meaning of the holiday, we made it easier to convert to the new religions. Until next week.

A new birth of freedom

To the Editor: More than a hundred and fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln would give one of his most important and unforgettable speeches in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Toward the end of the address, he used the iconic phrases a new birth of freedom and by the people, for the people. The Civil War would continue to rage for several more years and the great experiment started during the American Revolutionary War wouldnt disappear from the face of the earth. Today, with Congress divided like never before, I ask our elected officials to support term limits and election reforms to purge big money and lobbyists from Washington, D.C. By the people, for the people seems contrary to what is happening now. I also encourage the voters to ask their candidates if they support term limits and election reforms. I would guess most Americans favor spending limits, shorter election periods, and restricting TV ads and radio commercials. If the people pressure Congress to act, then I believe they will be forced to change. My critics will say this will interfere with freedom of speech and prevent corporations and big money from running TV commercials endlessly. Id say thats a good thing. I think it would be refreshing to see more people writing their elected officials expressing approval or disapproval of legislation rather than corporate lawyers or lobbyists being rewarded for their influence. Im a dreamer, you might say. My push for term limits as a candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives years ago seemed only popular for the party not in power. Will anyone in Congress be willing to give up power only to save the great experiment Lincoldn talked about years ago? I believe this murky road Congress is taking cant continue. The new birth of freedom I call for wont reward the rich or powerful, but it will keep alive the dream of democracy for years to come. We have elections and choices ahead. I hope we follow the right path for America. Jeffrey W. Flaten Dennison

Im going to write about my experiences at the girls state basketball tournament. Please forgive me for not focusing on the accomplishments of the team and the games themselves. Certainly, the performance of the Goodhue girls basketball team was outstanding, but I think that story has been well told. Im going to write from a different perspective, emphasizing what makes such an experience a terrific co-curricular learning experience. Im also going to share my perspective on a couple of events I believe demonstrate the incredibly supportive nature of the Goodhue School community. As a long-time athletic coach, Ive experience incredible highs and incredible lows when working with groups of students in cocurricular activities. When one is working with a group of young people who are performing in a public setting, there is quite often a large amount of both physical and emotional energy poured into the endeavor. When things go well, its an important life lesson to learn to handle success by being gracious and exhibiting class in victory. More importantly, when things dont go well, its a very important life lesson to be able to handle this learning opportunity with grace and character. For those who were present or watching the semi-final game of the state tournament, it was very evident our girls basketball team poured an incredible amount of

energy and emotion into the game and performed at a very high level. Their level of performance was the kind that usually leads to victory. Unfortunately, there was a cruel twist of fate near the end of the game leading to a win for the other team. In the parlance of sports, it was a crushing defeat, one that was both stunning and emotionally draining. I will never forget the events that followed the end of this game. As the legendary basketball coach John Wooden said, Sports do not build character, they reveal it. The first revelation of character started in the Goodhue student section at the end of the game, and then spread to the entire Goodhue contingent. Instead of reacting with anger or quickly departing the arena, the students began a chant in support of the girls and the team, We are Goodhue, couldnt be prouder, if you cant hear us, well yell a little louder. And yell loudly they did. They yelled so loudly the security guard standing near me shared with me that he had been at a great many tournaments and had not witnessed anything like this in his past experience. The girls on the team and the coaches of the team certainly heard the chanting of the fans, and it helped to lift spirits. After the girls left the court and went to the locker room, there were a few requests from the media to talk to the players. One of the most difficult things to do when dealing with an emotional situation is to talk about it, let alone talk to someone about it while they hold a microphone and record the interview on a video camera to be played later on television. Our student athletes who were asked to be interviewed were very gracious in defeat and very complimentary of their opponents. John Wooden

would have been proud. The final event that followed the loss in the semifinal game is playing in the third place game. Playing in a third-place game in the state tournament is a unique challenge. Players are physically tired after already having played two games in the two days leading up to the game. They are also emotionally drained and have had to come to grips with the fact they are not playing in the championship game at Williams Arena. No offense to the Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University in St. Paul, but playing there for third place is not the same as playing at Williams Arena in a televised game for the state championship. One of the other things that typically happens at the third-place game is the support of the fans nearly disappears at many schools. Not Goodhue. Definitely not Goodhue. The Goodhue crowd at the thirdplace game was very impressive. Being new to the community, it really showed me how deeply the community cares about its students. I was very impressed with how the fansstudents, parents and community members rocked the Gangelhoff Center. I was sought out at the game by two different Minnesota State High School League officials who wanted to tell me how special the support of the Goodhue fans was at the thirdplace game. Though we play in the smallest class, and all of the larger classes would later be playing at this site, the two officials made sure to let me know there wouldnt be another group supporting their team like the Goodhue community. From my vantage point, this is another example of how character was revealed, and this time it was the character of the entire community. Thank you for being you.


By Alicia Hunt-Welch The following information was provided by the Goodhue County Sheriffs Office. March 25 2:56 p.m. The odor of marijuana was reported from an apartment. The occupant was smoking cigarettes. 6:37 p.m. A salesman was on Hillcrest Manor Ave selling vacuums and made the complainant uncomfortable. A deputy advised the salesman of the peddler permit ordinance. 6:53 p.m. A deputy found a vehicle on 3rd Ave with the door open. The owner was not located. The deputy left a note in the door. 9:25 p.m. A deputy checked a car dolly being backed up to a vehicle on 3rd Ave without trailer lights. A deputy advised that lights were needed to be street legal. March 26 2:17 p.m. A man was arrested on Main St for violation of a restraining order. 3:07 p.m. A disturbance was reported on 3rd Ave. Subjects in an apartment were talking loudly. 6:05 p.m. Harassment involving neighbor issues was reported on 3rd Ave. 8:26 p.m. Neighbor issues were reported on 3rd Ave. 8:47 p.m. A vehicle with two occupants was parked along 460th St near Hwy 57 in Minneola Township with flashers on. When a deputy drove by, a person exited the vehicle, walked to the rear vehicle and field area and got back inside the vehicle. The driver stated he was checking for a coolant leak. 9:08 p.m. A speeding ticket was issued near Cty 12 and Hwy 57 in Cherry Grove Township. March 28 7:45 a.m. Threats were reported on 3rd Ave. The threats occurred in Eagan. 9:43 a.m. A citation for driving over the center line was issued near Hwy 60 and Cty 1 in Cherry Grove Township. 10:16 a.m. A speeding ticket was issued near Cty 12 and Hwy 57 in Cherry Grove Township. 10:49 a.m. A speeding ticket was issued near Cty 30 and Cty 1 in Wanamingo Township. 4:48 p.m. Drug activity information was reported. March 29 12:47 a.m. Medical assistance was requested on 5th St E. 6:55 a.m. An alarm was activated at SEMA Equipment on Hwy 60. It was a false alarm. 2:32 p.m. A cat was on top of a light pole for 12 hours on the 44800 block of 135th Ave in Minneola Township. The Humane Society would be called if it did not come down. March 30 2:19-3:18 p.m. Four speeding tickets were issued near Riverside Park. 4:52 p.m. A deputy checked on a disabled vehicle near Hwy 52 and Cty 50 in Wanamingo Township. Help was on the way. 7:52 p.m. A possible drug deal was reported in the area. 8:42 p.m. A deputy checked on the welfare of a person on the 45600 block of Hwy 57 in Minneola Township. The subject was fine. March 31 5:59 p.m. A bail feeder was reportedly taken from the 45600 block of Hwy 57 in Minneola Township sometime over the winter. Loss was valued at $3,700. 11:44 p.m. A citation was issued on 3rd Ave for driving after suspension and no proof of insurance. April 2 10:53 a.m. A complainant on Main St reported being threatened and pushed around. The complaint was unfounded. 1:18-2:09 p.m. Three speeding tickets were issued near 480th St and Hwy 57 in Roscoe Township. 2:00 p.m. A speeding ticket was issued near Hwy 57 and 485th St. 4:25 p.m. Drug activity information was reported. 7:22 p.m. An accident involving a car and semi truck occurred near Hwy 52 and Cty 50 in Minneola Township. No injuries were reported. The state patrol handled the incident.

Where are the additional 500 students coming from?

To the Editor: There are many questions I have yet to have answered clearly regarding the proposed school bond for $39.3 million. The most important is why are they projecting a 42% increase in the number of students? The new proposed schools have a capacity of 1,700 students, which represents a 500-student enrollment increase. The current enrollment is roughly 1,200 students. From 2005 to 2009 PI Schools enrollment was roughly 1,240 but DECREASED to an average of 1,185 students over the past three years. What will happen to change the declining student enrollment? Why are we building for 500 students we do not have? With 1,200 students, the board is proposing to spend $33,167 PER student. This is not a wise investment. The school board needs to develop options with the taxpayers in mind and for the current student enrollment. Tell the school superintendent and the school board to develop a practical solution for the student enrollment we do have by voting no to the school bond referendum on May 13. Dennis Moyer Pine Island

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CHRIST EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH and School, WELS, 223 East 5th Street, Zumbrota, Office 732-5421. Wayne Schoch, Pastor, 732-4089; School, Daniel Kell, Principal, 7325367. Wed., April 16: 10:30 a.m. Bible study; 3:15 p.m. Junior choir picnic; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation class; 7:30 p.m. Choir. Thurs., April 17: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Worship. Fri., April 18: 6:30 p.m. Worship. Mon., April 21: 7 p.m. Bible study. Tues., April 22: 2:15 p.m. Towers Bible study. Wed., April 23: 10 a.m. Chapel; 10:30 a.m. Bible study; 1 p.m. Nursing Home service; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation class. FAMILY WORSHIP CHURCH Weekly worship services: 81 West 5th Street, Zumbrota, 507-732-7438, www.fwc Sunday: 9:30 a.m.; Ecclesiastes, Wednesday 7 p.m., Bible School classes and seminars FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 455 East Avenue, Zumbrota; Rev. Lisa Johnson office hours Tuesdays 8-11 a.m. at Bridgets. Secretarys office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship at Oronoco. Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 11 a.m. Worship. Tues., April 22: 6:30 p.m. Council meeting. LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY CHURCH , a Wesleyan church, 179 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, lighthousecommunityzum, Janet Fischer, Pastor. Office: 732-5074. Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Bible study at the Busches. Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship with communion. Sun., April 20: 9:30 a.m. Breakfast; 10:15 a.m. Easter egg hunt for the kids;10:45 a.m. Worship. NEW RIVER ASSEMBLY OF GOD , 290 South Main Street, Zumbrota. 507-398-2604. Pastor Gary Basinski. Service times: Saturday, 7 p.m. OUR SAVIOURS LUTHERAN AFLC Eric Westlake and Tim Banks, Pastors, 1549 East Avenue, Zumbrota, 732-5449, church office. Website: Office hours: Tues., Wed., and Fri., 8 a.m.-noon. Wed., April 16: 11:30 a.m. Womens bible study; 3:15 p.m. WINGS; Junior youth group. Thurs., April 17: 7 a.m. Worship. Sat., April 19: 7 a.m. Mens prayer breakfast. Sun., April 20: 8 a.m. Breakfast; 9 a.m. Worship. Mon., April 21: 6 p.m. College and career group; 7 p.m. Moms in prayer. Wed., April 23: 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible study; 3:15 WINGS; Junior youth group; 6 p.m. Youth group; 7 p.m. Bible study. CHURCH OF ST. PAUL, 749 Main St. South, Zumbrota, 732-5324, email Pastor Father Randal Kasel, pastor. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. Mass Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Mass at the nursing home is the second Tuesday of the month at 9:15 a.m. UNITED REDEEMER LUTHERAN, 560 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, 732-7303, Susan Vikstrom, pastor; Cindy Wilson Youth director. Wed.-Fri., Apri 16-18: Visit Care Center. Wed., April 16: 7:15 a.m. CBC; 6 p.m. 5th grade Seder meal; 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. Thurs., April 17: 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Worship. Fri., April 18: 6:30 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 6:30, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship. Wed., April 23: 7:15 a.m. CBC; 6 p.m. G4C practice; 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal; Property management.

Why not believe?

By Pastor Gary Basinski New River Zumbrota With Easter just around the corner it makes us take a look at what we believe. Many people and just about every religion believes in Jesus in some way, shape, or form. In fact over 90% of Amer-icans say they believe in Jesus, and every religion that I can think of has something that they believe about Jesus. Whether they call themselves Hindu, Buddhist, Mormon, Christian or Muslim they all have Jesus in their belief system. That does not mean they all believe the same thing or even what they believe is the truth. It just means that they believe something about Jesus. But there is a truth about Jesus and this truth is recorded in the Bible. When you read about Jesus, and specifically His resurrection, you read about people who thought that He was dead. In the moment they reacted like we would; they forget all He told them and how He needed to die, but that He would rise from the dead on the third day! They reacted in the way that most of us would. But that is the remarkable thing about all of this. That they recorded their own faults.
2822. Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Coffee hour; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; Confirmation class. GRACE & ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCHES, Rural Goodhue, County 4 Blvd., 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: Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School; Bible study; Communion on the second and last Sunday of the month. St. Johns: Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 9 a.m. Worship. Grace: Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship with communion Sat., April 19: 9-10:30 a.m. Easter for Kids. Sun., April 20: 10:30 a.m. Worship. HAUGE LUTHERAN, Rural Kenyon, Martin Horn, Pastoral. Wed., April 16: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers. Thurs., April 17: 9:30 a.m. Esther circle; 7 p.m. Worship. Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship at Emmanuel. Sun., April 20: 7 a.m. Worship; 8 a.m. Breakfast. Mon., April 21: 7 p.m. Dorcas circle at Lucy Boyums. Wed., April 23: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5 p.m. 1st year confirmation; 6 p.m. 2nd year confirmation; 6:30 pm. Choir at Emmanuel; 7:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Hay Creek (LCMS), 24686 Old Church Road. Pastor Lowell Sorenson, 651388-4577. Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday School; Bible class; 9:45 a.m. Fellowship time; 10 a.m. Worship. LANDS LUTHERAN, 16640 Highway.

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH , Pine Island, Tim Graham, Pastor, 507-356-4306, www.corner, ASL Interpretation available. Cornerstone Kids meet every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Prayer meeting is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. GOOD NEWS EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 208 North Main, Pine Island, Chris Paulson, Pastor, (507) 356-4834. Sundays: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for children and adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Youth Group for grades 7-12. Wednesdays: 6 p.m. AWANA for grades K-6; 7:30 p.m. Bible study for all ages. PINE ISLAND ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 520 So. Main St., Pine Island, 3568622, email: dashpole@bevcomm. net, Rev. Dan Ashpole, Pastor. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible class and Childrens Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. MICHAELS CATHOLIC, 451 5th Street SW, Pine Island, 356-4280, Father Randal Kasel, Pastor; Saturday Mass 5 p.m.; Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m.; Confessions 4:15 p.m. Saturday; Daily Mass Wednesday 8:30 a.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.; Confessions 8 a.m. Office Hours Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, ELCA, 214 3rd St. S.W., Box 708, Pine Island, John Torris Lohre, Senior Pastor; Kip A. Groettum, Associate Pastor. Email:; Web site: Wed., April 16: 6 p.m. Adult ed; 7 p.m. Chancel choir; 8 p.m. Praise team. Thurs., April 17: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Worship with communion; 11:30 a.m. Meal; 6 p.m. Dinner. Fri., April 18: Noon Community worship at Methodist Church; 7 p.m. Worship; Office closing at noon. Sat., April 19: 2 p.m. Preschool through 5th grade Easter egg hunt; 5:30 p.m. Worship with communion. Sun., April 20: 7, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 810:30 a.m. Breakfast. Mon., April 21: Office closed. Tues., April 22: 8:30 a.m. Staff meeting; 1:30 p.m. Bible study; 3:15 p.m. Childrens choir. Wed., April 23: 3:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade confirmation; 6 p.m. Adult ed; 7 p.m. Chancel choir; 8 p.m. Praise team. UNITED METHODIST, 200 Main St. North, PO Box 8, Pine Island, Carolyn Westlake, Pastor; Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m.; Web address:; email:, April 16: 9-11:30 a.m. Better Brew hours; 6 p.m. Worship meeting; 7 p.m. Lenten study service; IHN. Thurs., Apri 17: 10 a.m. Pine Haven Bible study; 7 p.m. Disciple study; IHN. Fri., April 18: Noon Community worship; 7 p.m. Service the way. Sun., April 20: 7 a.m. Youth service with e-bunny skit with Sunday School children; 9 a.m. Worship, bring bells. Mon., April 21: Office closed; 2 p.m. Disciple study. Tues., April 22: 1:30 p.m. Memorial committee. Wed., April 23: 9-11:30 a.m. Better Brew hours.

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC , Goodhue, Father Paul Kubista. Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. Mass. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:45 a.m. Mass. ST. LUKE LUTHERAN, Goodhue, 651-923-4695, Pastor Regina Hassanally. Wed., April 16: 9 a.m. Quilting; 6 p.m. Grades 7-12 meet at school parking lot to carpool for movie night. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship; 5th grade first communion. Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Worship with communion; 8:30 a.m. Youth sefrve brunch. Wed., April 23: 6:30 p.m. 8th grade confirmation. ST. PETERS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, 702 Third Ave., Goodhue, Randall L. Kuznicki, Pastor.

ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN , Mazeppa, Alan Horn, Pastor. 8436211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible class every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship. Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 6:30 a.m. Sunrise worship with breakfast following. ST. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC , Mazeppa. Weekends-Masses: Sun.: 10 a.m., Mazeppa, Fr. Joe Fogal. UNITED METHODIST , Mazeppa, David Neil, Pastor. Church: 843-4962; home: 732-4291. Every Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship.

If they were trying to make up this whole thing up, about Jesus being the messiah and rising from the dead, they would have given us a better story than they all thought he was dead too. If you dont believe me take a look at John ch. 20. It truly is amazing to see how they acted! We all have our idea of Jesus, but there is only one truth and that truth is that He not only lived, but that He lives. He died and rose again and proved it by showing Himself to many, many people in the days after his resurrection. The only reason the story is still alive and holds true today is because He did come back alive and prove everything He said before and after to be true. The only reason we have heard about Jesus in the first place is because the people who witnessed Him alive after He died and rose again spread His message! It is time that we not only believe in Jesus, but the people who saw him alive, as well. If we are going to believe something, lets believe the truth! The truth is simple, but yet so hard for people to grasp. The only way to the Father is through Jesus. Jesus said that He is the way, the
60 Blvd., Zumbrota, MN 55992-5105. Zumbrota. Text study; 7 p.m. Spiritual guidance. Wed., April 16: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quilting; 6:30 p.m. Worship committee meeting. Thurs., April 17: 9 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Worship with communion; 6:45 p.m. Choir. Fri., April 18: 9 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Worship; 6:45 p.m. Choir. Sat., April 19: 5:30 p.m. Worship with communion. Sun., April 20: 7:30 a.m. Praise singers practice; 8:30 a.m. Praise worship with communion; 9:30 a.m. Breakfast; Choir; 10 a.m. Egg hunt; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion. Tues., April 22: 11 a.m. Text study; 7 p.m. Praise practice. Wed., April 23: 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation; 6:15 p.m. Worship. MINNEOLA LUTHERAN, 13628 County 50 Blvd. Wed., April 16: Noon quilting meeting. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 8-9 a.m. Brunch; 9:30 a.m. Worship with communion; April scrip card orders are due. ST. COLUMBKILL CATHOLIC , 36483 County. 47 Blvd., Belle Creek, Father Paul Kubista. Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Mass. ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN, Bear Valley, Alan Horn, Pastor. 843-6211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible Class is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Mazeppa. Fri., April 18: 9:30 a.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 9 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, Minneola Township, County Road 7, rural Zumbrota, Randall Kuznicki, Pastor.

truth, and the life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him! All we have to do is put our faith and trust in Him. I know this can be a very hard decision, because it means that our good works, being a good person, our grandmas saying we are awesome, going through a baptism as a baby is not enough. What is enough is saying, Jesus, my life is yours. Thank you for dying for me and my sin so I can be called a child of the living God! This is the same for each and every person. No one, I mean no one, is exempt from it and following Jesus, myself included. But if we want to be a child of God and spend eternity in heaven with our savior who died and rose again for each of us, we must do what He says. I know this article is not going to be enough to convince anyone, so go check out just seven chapters in the Bible for more. Go read the book of John, chapters 14-21 and see what Jesus says and did for each one of us. If you want to know more or have questions please come and stop by sometime I would love to talk! You can also call me at 507-7325156 or you can email me at gary.nragz@

ST. PETER LUTHERAN, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Belvidere, 28961 365th St., Goodhue, MN 55027-8515, Dr. Scott T. Fiege, Pastor. Thurs., April 17: 8 p.m. Worship. Fri., April 18: 1:30 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion. Mon., April 21: 7:30 p.m. Quarterly meeting. STORDAHL LUTHERAN, ELCA, Rural Zumbrota. Church: (507) 732-5711, Kathy Lowery, Pastor, Home 507271-5711. Thurs., April 17: 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7 p.m. Worship with communion. Fri., April 18: 6 p.m. Choir; 7 p.m. Tenebrae service. Sun., April 20: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast; 10 a.m. Worship with communion. Tues., April 22: 11 a.m. Text study. URLAND LUTHERAN 6940 County 9 Blvd., Cannon Falls, MN 55009. Church: 507-263-5544; Pastor David Hurtt, Interim. Wed., April 16: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Living Last Supper drama. Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 6:10 a.m. Worship; 9 a.m. Breakfast; 10:30 a.m. Communion worship. WANGEN PRAIRIE LUTHERAN , LCMC 34289 County 24 Blvd., Cannon Falls, Curtis Fox, Pastor, 507663-9060; Linda Flom, Visitation Minister, 263-5613. Sundays 9 a.m. Worship. Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Bible study; 7 p.m. Blue grass jam. ZWINGLl UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 23148 County Highway 24, West Concord (Berne), 507/527-2622. Rev. Victor Jortack, Pastor.

GRACE LUTHERAN, WELS , 45 1st Avenue NE, Oronoco: 507-367-4329, Pastor Ben Kempfert 507-367-4426. Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.noon. Sundays: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; Bible class; 10 a.m. Worship. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship. Fri., April 18: 2 and 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Worship with breakfast served between services. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORONOCO , 40 3rd Street SW., Rev. Lisa Johnson office hours Mondays


NEW LIFE CHURCH , Wanamingo, Pastor Patrick McBride, 507-8243019. New Life Church meets at 10 a.m. at 525 Beverly Street, Wanamingo. Free nursery for infants through age three; Sunday School for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. Small Group Bible Studies Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN , Wanamingo, Christopher Culuris, Pastor 507-8242155. Wed., April 16: 9 a.m. Volunteers help with newsletter. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship with communion. Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship at Wanamingo Lutheran. Sun., April 20: 7 a.m. Worship at Wanamingo Lutheran; 9 a.m. Breakfast; 10:30 a.m. Worship. WANAMINGO LUTHERAN ELCA, Wanamingo, MN 55983, Christopher Culuris, Pastor. Office hours Thursdays 1-3 p.m., 507-824-2410. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship with communion at Trinity Lutheran. Fri., April

Tasha Poncelet and Reggie Miller, both of Goodhue, announce their engagement. Their wedding will take place on April 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN, Aspelund, Martin Horn, Pastor. Wed., April 16: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers. Thurs., April 17: 7 p.m. Worship at Hauge. Fri., April 18: 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., April 20: 8 a.m. Breakfast; 9 a.m. Worship. Wed., April 23: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 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. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nerstrand, Don Kloster pastor, (507) 334-

Bruce and Lorie Anderson of Merrill, Wisconsin, along with Tom and Sue Haugen of Wanamingo, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Brittany Anderson and Sam Haugen. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior architectural design. The groomto-be is a 2009 graduate of UW Stevens Point as well, with a bachelor of science degree in biology, and he earned a geographic information systems certificate in 2013. The wedding is planned for May 31, 2014 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Merrill, Wisconsin.



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Ashley Jackson Parents: Matt and Lucretia Jackson Siblings, ages: Austin, 16; Jesse, 13; and Matthew, 8 High school activities: SADD, FCCLA Favorite class or subject: Gym Best high school memory: All of the time with Katie Noland, Reed Bartsch, and Nate Schmidt are good memories Out of school activities, hobbies: Campfires, friends, movies, shopping Part-time job: Riverview and Cenex Favorite book: A Child Called It; movie: The Hunger Games; TV show: Criminal Minds; song: Red Nose with Katie Noland Future plans: Go to college, become a nurse, get married, and have fun

Conner Holthe Parents: Kayla Holthe, Tony Holthe Siblings, ages: Drake, 14; Aiden, 12 Favorite class or subject: Gym Best high school memory: Messing around in Wallinss ninth grade science class Out of school activities, hobbies: Hanging out with friends Part-time job: Banks Outdoors Favorite book: The Cirque De Freak series; movie: The Hangover; TV show: Supernatural and Two and a Half Men; song: Hail to the King by Avenged Sevenfold Future plans: Go to school for diesel mechanics and hopefully own my own mechanic shop or trucking company

Aaron Holk Parents: Scott and Cori Holk Siblings, ages: Alex, 13; Alyssa, 15 High school activities: Football, the play, wrestling Favorite class or subject: 3D art or ADES Best high school memory: When I danced in a fat suit at Park Rapids prom Out of school activities, hobbies: Snowboarding, skateboarding, parkour Part-time job: Banks Outdoors Favorite book: Dark Life by Kat Williams; movie: The Great Gatsby; TV show: Supernatural; song: Out of My League by the Fitz & Tantrums Future plans: Army infantry, then go to college for marine biology

KW girls basketball coaches earn state honors

Kenyon-Wanamingo head girls basketball coach Brent Lurken and assistant coach Jake Wieme were recognized as the Class AA head coach and assistant of the year for 2014 by the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association. The MGSBCA also named their All State Players that included Mikayla Miller of Goodhue in Class A, and Siri Sviggum of Kenyon-Wanamingo in Class AA.

ZM wins first four games

By Faye Haugen ZUMBROTA The ZumbrotaMazeppa softball team got off to a quick 4-0 start to their 2014 season. The Cougars topped Century and Byron and added two wins at the Spring High School Challenge in Mauston, Wisconsin on Saturday. ZM is scheduled to host KenyonWanamingo on Thursday and play at Hayfield on Tuesday. Century Despite poor weather conditions, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa softballteam was able to open their 2014 season indoors at the Regional Sports Center in Rochester on April 2. The Cougars earned a 1-0 win over Rochester Century. Sophomore Morgan Olson earned the mound win when she struck out 11, walked one and scattered seven hits. Even through they were outhit 7-4, ZM earned their winning run in the fifth inning when Rachel Mensink singled, was moved to second on a fielders choice and scored on Kaitlen Bucks RBI double.
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Island League 3-31-2014 Oertli & Pleschourt 19 vs. Kittelson Erin Groth Heating & Plumbing 11; DMC Plumbing Parents: Brian and Tess Groth 7 vs. Owens Locker 23; Majerus & Siblings, ages: Megan, 14 Tiarks 11 vs. D&M Dairy 19; Comstock High school activities: CheerFarm 14 vs. Producers Hybrids 16 leading, track, math team, KnowlTop team series: Owens Locker 3466 edge Bowl, National Honor SociTop team game: Owens Locker 1174 Marcus Irrthum ety, band, Leadership Academy Tiffany Donkers Top individual series: Ron Nelson 697 Parents: John and Linda Irrthum Favorite class or subject: Parents: Tim and Lisa Donkers Top individual game: Ron Nelson 268

Rice Lake The Cougars opened play in Wisconsin with a 6-3 win over Rice Lake. ZM continued to pound the ball, knocking out 13 hits, five for extra bases. Tayler Mort was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI, Kaitlen Buck was 2 for 3 with a triple, Rachel Mensink was 2 for 3 with a triple, homerun and an RBI, and Morgan Olson was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Olson went the distance on the mound for the win, striking out four and giving up eight hits.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 6 - Rice Lake 3 R H E ZM 0011210 6 13 3 Rice Lake 0010101 3 8 1 Pitching IP K BB H R ER ZM - Olson 7 4 0 8 3 2 1B: ZM Morgan Olson (1), Jackie Matuska (1), Tayler Mort (2), Alyssa Quam (1), Hailey Dykes (1), Ali Frederixon (1), Kaitlen Buck (1); 2B: ZM Morgan Olson (1), Tayler Mort (1); 3B: ZM Rachel Mensink (1), Kaitlen Buck (1); HR: ZM Rachel Mensink (1)

Siblings, ages: Clint, 16 High school activities: Football, basketball, FFA, National Honor Society, speech, winter play Favorite class or subject: AP Language with Mr. Soden Best high school memory: When I crowned the wrong person at Homecoming Out of school activities, hobbies: 4-H, work on farm, work out, dairy judging, fairs, pigs, dairy, reading, hunting Part-time job: Work on farm Favorite book: Dark Tower series by Stephen King; movie: Glory Road; TV show: The Mentalist and How I Met Your Mother; song: Worlds Greatest by R. Kelly Future plans: Go to Carleton, play football, have fun, graduate, and see where I wanna go from there

Chemistry Best high school memory: Powderpuff Out of school activities, hobbies: Coaching elementary cheerleading team Part-time job: Groth Implement Favorite book: The Hunger Games; movie: Pride and Prejudice; TV show: Impractical Jokers; song: Beverly Hills Future plans: Become a pharmacist

Siblings, ages: Seth, 15; Brooke, 25 High school activities: National Honor Society, dance line Favorite class or subject: Spanish Best high school memory: Any day with my best friend Miranda Strandberg was a new adventure Out of school activities, hobbies: Volunteering, tanning, shopping, lectoring at church, camping, skiing Part-time job: Sales associate at Maurices Favorite book: Twilight; movie: Hallmark movies; TV show: Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Real Housewives, Americas Next Top Model; song: Boyfriend by Justin Bieber Future plans: Going to school for fashion management/design and opening my own stores across the world

Island League 4-7-2014 Majerus & Tiarks 19 vs. Owens Locker 11; Oertli & Pleschourt 10 vs. Producers Hybrids 20; Comstock Farm 14 vs. DMC Plumbing 16; Kittelson Heating & Plumbing 5 vs. D&M Dairy 25 Top team series: D&M Dairy 3476 Top team game: D&M Dairy 1188 Top individual series: Mike White 693 Top individual game: Brandon Pederson 278 Classic League 4-8-2014 Hinrich Plumbing & Pump 2 vs. 5 Groth Implement; Leos Sportsbar 2 vs. 5 Dupont Pioneer; MJB Farms 0 vs. 7 Gars Repair; M&D Construction 3 vs. 4 Eberhart Construction Top team game: Hinrich Plumbing & Pump 1184 Top team series: Groth Implement 3376 Top bowler game: Ron Nelson 267 Top bowler series: Darik Rude 703 Harvest League 4-9-2014 Coffee Mill 3056 vs. 3089 PI Pool & Pins; Schaefers Heating 2987 vs. 2820 Freidrichs; Prigges Flooring 2825 vs. 2840 Jims Barbershop Top team game: PI Pool & Pins 1057 Top team series: PI Pool & Pins 3089 Top bowler game: Eric Jasperson 254 Top bowler series: Jeff Kes 624 Commercial League 4-10-2014 Bluff Valley Campground 2 vs. 5 Stus Proshop; Ellefson Trucking 3 vs. 4 Maple Island; Nelson Family Services 0 vs. 7 Kiffmeyer Motorsports Top team game: Maple Island 1154 Top team series: Ellefson Trucking 3196 Top bowler game: Jerry Morrow 268 Top bowler series: Dave Maxson 705 Island League 3-17-2014 Owens Locker 15 vs. Comstock Fam 15; D&M Dairy 4 vs. Oertli & Pleschourt 26; DMC Plumbing 10 vs. Majerus & Tiarks 20; Producers Hybrids 25 vs. Kittelson Heating & Plumbing 5 Top team series: Oertli & Pleschourt 3591 Top team game: Oertli & Pleschourt 1259 Top individual series: Greg Bakken 737 Top individual game: Greg Bakken 268 Classic League 3-18-2014 Eberhart Construction 0 vs. 7 Hinrich Plumbing & Pump; Groth Implement 5 vs. 2 Leos Sportsbar; Dupont Pioneer 4 vs. 3 Gars Repair; M&D Construction 2 vs. 5 MJB Farms Top team game: Groth Implement 1124 Top team series: Groth Implement 3234 Top bowler game: Brandon Pederson 258 Top bowler series: Ron Nelson 652 Harvest League 3-19-2014 Schaefers Heating 3 vs. 1 PI Pool & Pines; Prigges Flooring 3 vs. 1 Friedrichs; Jims Barbershop 1 vs. 3 Coffee Mill Top team game: Coffee Mill 1074 Top team series: Coffee Mill 3033 Top bowler game: Tim Paulson 256 Top bowler series: Tim Paulson 654 Commercial League 3-20-2014 Kiffmeyer Motorsports 0 vs. 7 Maple Island; Ellefson Trucking 5 vs. 2 Nelson Family Services; Bluff Valley Campground 7 vs. 0 Stus Proshop Top team game: Maple Island 1125 Top team series: Maple Island 3294 Top bowler game: Jerry Morrow 245 Top bowler series: Jerry Morrow 682

Byron In their first HVL game of the season, ZM topped Byron 9-5 in Byron, Tuesday. ZM outhit the Bears 14-4 with Hailey Dykes swinging a big bat for a pair of homeruns and 5 RBI. Carley Henning was 4 for 4, Kaitlen Buck was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Rachel Mensink had a pair of hits and an RBI. Morgan Olson earned the mound win, striking out five and giving up three hits over three innings. Amber Gehrke came on to toss the last two innings with five walks and one hit.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 9 - Byron 5 R H E ZM 0303102 9 14 1 Byron 0000111 3 4 2 Pitching IP K BB H R ER ZM - Olson 5 5 0 3 1 1 ZM - Gehrke 2 0 5 1 2 2 B - Thalacker 7 1 4 14 9 6 1B: ZM Jackie Matuska (1), Carley Henning (4), Alyssa Quam (1), Amber Gehrke (1), Rachel Mensink (2), Kaitlen Buck (3); HR: ZM Hailey Dykes (2)

Clintonville In their other game at Mauston, the Cougars crushed Clintonville 24-4 in five innings. Morgan Olson earned the mound win, striking out two and giving up two hits over two innings. Tara Matuska threw the last three innings with three strikeouts, three walks and two hits. Leaders at the plate were Kaitlen Buck, 3 for 3 with a double, homerun and four RBI, Alyssa Quam 3 for 4 with a double and five RBI, Morgan Olson, 2 for 2 with a homerun and an RBI, and Tayler Mort, 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 24 - Clintonville 4 R H E ZM 3 2 4 13 4 24 16 3 Clintonville 1010 2 4 4 7 Pitching IP K BB H R ER ZM - Olson 2 2 0 2 1 1 ZM T. Matuska 3 3 3 2 3 2 1B: ZM Morgan Olson (1), Tayler Mort (1), Carley Henning (3), Alyssa Quam (2), Hailey Dykes (1), Rachel Mensink (1), Cait Heitman (1), Kaitlen Buck (1); 2B: ZM Tayler Mort (1), Alyssa Quam (1), Kaitlen Buck (1); HR: ZM Morgan Olson (1), Kaitlen Buck (1)

Goodhue junior varsity wrestling

LAKE CITY The Goodhue junior varsity wrestling team competed in the Hiawatha Valley League JV Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lake City Schools on February 8. Kelby OReilly earned a championship at 132 pounds for the Wildcats. Goodhue placed fourth out of 12 teams. In team competition, Zumbrota-Mazeppa took first place with 257 points followed by Kenyon- Wanamingo, 231, Kasson-Mantorville, 190, and Goodhue, 139. Also placing for Goodhue were: second: Casey Ryan and Edward Otterness; third: Kaleb Stern, Carter Danielson and Juan Chavez; fourth: Matthew Betcher, Jacob Brinkman, Bradyn Hinsch, Bjorn Otterness and Sven Otterness; fifth: Jon Altendorf, Parker Berg and Gavin Luhman. Final team scores were:
Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 257, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 231, Kasson-Mantorville, 190, Goodhue, 139, Byron, 131, Stewartville, 124, Cannon Falls, 91, Triton, 90, Lake City, 59, Hayfield, 47, Pine Island, 17, LaCrescent, 13

Myranda Gruenhagen Parents: Shanan and Debbie Gruenhagen Siblings, ages: Josh, Stephen, 21; Matt, 20 High school activities: Speech, drama Favorite class or subject: English, art Best high school memory: The Game Out of school activities, hobbies: Writing, adventuring the wonderful Kenyon nature trails, being outside, snowmobiling Part-time job: Dishwasher at Kenyon Nursing Home; ski lift operator at Welch Village Favorite movie: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; TV show: The Carrie Diaries; song: Man in the Box by Alice In Chains Future plans: Journalism, getting my own place, traveling

Trent Brossard Parents: Dawn and Phil Brossard Siblings, ages: Amber, 22; Seth, 13; Evan, 10 High school activities: Football, wrestling, baseball, National Honor Society, Leadership Academy Favorite class or subject: AP Calculus Best high school memory: Sports Out of school activities, hobbies: Hanging out with friends Part-time job: Leffingwell Farms Favorite movie: Anchorman; TV show: Impractical Jokers Future plans: Go to college

Wrestling results from Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY Cannon Falls Mat Rats took part in the Apple Valley wrestling tournament on April 11. Hayden Stensland placed first in Greco Roman competition. Placing in free style competition were: first: Hayden Stensland; second: Mike Majerus and Sven Otterness; fourth: Ryan Lexvold; fifth: Luke Tupper.

Peter Clausen Parents: Paul and Elrene Clauson High school activities: Robotics, math team, National Honor Society, lights and sound for plays and concerts Favorite class or subject: Math Best high school memory: Being on the robotics team Out of school activities, hobbies: Drawing, playing video games Part-time job: Ace Hardware in Kenyon Favorite book: The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy; movie: The Expendables ; TV show: Scrubs; song: Carry On by Avenged Sevenfold Future plans: Go to Hennepin Tech and get a degree in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and eventually become an electrical engineer

2014 HVL All Conference Girls Basketball

Athlete Vanessa Anderson Mikayla Miller Kali Ryan Shelby Hinsch Dani Wagner Johanna Bungum Jessie Foster Bhrett Zahnle Cori Kennedy Taylor Miller Kristin Scott Audra Clark Siri Sviggum Meg Clark Jen Michalke Katie Waller Breanna Gates Niki Fokken Sam Heeren Katie Helt Kalli Paukert Carley Henning Grade 11 12 12 11 12 11 12 11 11 11 9 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 10 12 12 Height Position Byron 59 forward Goodhue 58 guard 58 forward 510 forward Hayfield 510 guard 57 guard 55 guard 56 guard Kasson-Mantorville 53 guard 59 guard 62 center Kenyon-Wanamingo 56 guard 57 forward 56 guard LaCrescent 56 guard 511 guard Lake City 6 guard Pine Island 63 center 61 guard Rochester Lourdes 55 guard Zumbrota-Mazeppa 54 guard 59 forward Previous award 2013 2012, 2013

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Samantha Ellingson Parents: Kim and Jeff Ellingson Siblings, ages: Monica, 16 High school activities: FCCLA, volleyball player and manager Favorite class or subject: Any of Rudys or Mrs. Dotsons Best high school memory:

Lunch table conversations Out of school activities, hobbies: Riding horses, being with friends Part-time job: Work on a farm Favorite movie: Accepted; TV show: Pretty Little Liars; song: Alive by Becki Ryan and Save Yourself by Jory Future plans: Go to college for fashion design



Area Sports Goodhue wins big at Lake City

By Faye Haugen GOODHUE The Goodhue softball team had a very busy opening week, playing four games. Goodhue fell to Lourdes and Pine Island, but they swept a pair of games from Lake City. Goodhue will host Stewartville on Thursday. Lourdes Goodhue came up short 3-0 in their season opener on Tuesday in Rochester against Lourdes. Both teams had five hits, but the Eagles were able to string their hits and walks together to pull out the victory. Laurie Pearson struck out four, walked five and gave up five hits in her season debut on the mound. The Wildcats got a pair of singles from Christina Lexvold and Brittney Ryan. Pearson also had a single.
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Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls basketball award winners

The Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls basketball recently handed out awards at their annual end of the season banquet. Earning awards for the 2014 season are, from left, front row: Kalli Paukert, Most Valuable, all conference, Academic All State, honorary captain; Ali Frederixon, Ms. Hustle; and Molly Lawler, Secretary of Defense, Academic All State, honorary captain; back row: Emma Flotterud, Unsung Hero, Academic All State; Hailey Dykes, Most Improved; Alyssa Stehr, Unsung Hero; and Carley Henning, all conference and honorary captain.

Lake City - game one Goodhue used five Lake City errors, eight hits and 18 walks to crush Lake City in Goodhue in the first game of a doubleheader sweep on Thursday. The Cats were led at the plate by Caitlin Roschen who went 3 for 4 with 4 RBI. Sydney McNamara had a double and a triple. Laurie Pearson earned the mound win by striking out six.

2014 Goodhue Girls Basketball Statistics

FA FM % 3A 3M % FT FTM % RB R/G A S B TO F P P/G Maddie Miller 1 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1.0 Haley Lexvold 2 7 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 0 4 0 1 1 4 1.0 Megan Ryan 44 19 43 69 21 30 11 9 81 46 1.4 34 30 0 31 45 110 3.4 Mikayla Miller 474 252 53 137 41 29 223 181 81 224 6.8 96 162 2 112 77 808 24.5 McKenzie Ryan 3 2 66 0 0 0 3 2 66 2 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 6 1.5 Kali Ryan 182 66 36 47 13 27 92 59 64 118 3.6 56 71 2 66 59 230 7.0 Michelle Hadler 67 22 32 105 43 50 39 26 66 42 1.3 43 50 0 44 20 199 6.0 Kalley Diercks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 Sydney Lodermeier 63 32 50 26 8 30 51 33 64 66 2.9 7 22 10 19 25 121 5.3 Keisha OReilly 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 News-Record photos by Faye Haugen Goodhue 23 - Lake City 2 Taylor Larson 17 10 58 13 3 23 10 2 20 10 1.0 7 4 0 10 9 31 1.9 Goodhues Bailey Kreisler keeps her eyes on the ball as she makes a R H E Meredith Watson 146 64 43 26 4 14 60 42 70 164 5.0 36 74 4 44 72 182 5.5 catch against Pine Island on Friday. Lake City 00200 2 8 5 Kate Stehr 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Goodhue 7 12 4 0 23 8 0 were Sydney McNamara, 4 for 4 mound win. Rachel Watson 61 27 44 0 0 0 34 15 44 82 2.5 17 32 4 14 58 69 2.1 Hits: G Kate Lexvold (2), Caitlin Roschen Goodhue 21 Lake City 8 with a double, triple and RBI, Alissa Shelby Hinsch 226 108 47 92 30 32 77 37 48 103 3.1 52 53 19 48 80 343 10.4 (3), Sydney McNamara (2) R H E Brittney Ryan 21 7 33 3 0 0 5 2 40 14 1.0 2 3 0 5 8 16 0.9 Bien 3 for 4 with 2 RBI, Lexie Goodhue Lake City - game two 25563 21 16 Goodhue totals 1323617 46 524 164 31 609 411 67 877 26.6 352 509 41 404 459 2127 64.8 Kennedy, 2 for 2 with 3 RBI, Kate Lake City 2 2 2 2 0 8 7 The nightcap didnt go any betG Kate Lexvold (4), Sydney McNamara KEY: G games played; FM - field goals made; FA - field goals attempted; % - percentage; 3M - three-point field goals made; ter for the Tigers as Goodhue won Lexvold with four hits and Laurie Hits: (4), Laurie Pearson (3), Alissa Bien (3), Lexi 3A - three-point field goals attempted; FTM - free throws made; RB - rebounds; R/G rebounds per game; A - assists; S Pearson with three. 21-8 in five innings. steals; B - blocks; TO - turnovers; F fouls; P - points scored; P/G - points per game Lexie Kennedy earned the Kennedy (2)

Swinging big bats for the Cats

PI gets a tough opening opponent

By Faye Haugen PINE ISLAND It is tough enough to open the spring softball season with a few outdoor practices under your belt, but to open against the defending HVL and section champion makes it that much tougher. Pine Island found that out when they fell 16-0 at Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday. Monday and play at Stewartville The KoMets Maddie Damon was on Tuesday. All three games bedominating on the mound with 16 gin at 5 p.m. strikeouts, no walks and no hits. Pine Island 0 - Kasson-Mantorville 16 R H E PIs Kaitlyn Champa struck out Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 two, walked seven and gave up 13 Pine KM 4237x 16 13 0 hits to KM Pitching IP K BB H R ER 4 2 7 13 16 11 The Panthers will play at Hous- PI - Champa 5 14 0 0 0 0 ton on Thursday, host Jordan on KM - Damon

Pine Island rallies to beat Goodhue

By Faye Haugen GOODHUE Pine Island rallied to earn a 3-1 win at Goodhue on Friday. It was the first win for the Panthers and the second loss of the season for the Wildcats. Goodhue scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth when Sydney McNamara walked, stole second, and reached home on a wild pitch. PI tallied a run in the top of the sixth to knot the score at 1-1. Goodhue had a chance to have a big inning in the bottom of the sixth. With runners on first and third and no outs, Coach Chris Irvin called for a hit and run. But Bailey Kreisler was hit by the ball as she raced to second and was called out, and the runner at third was called back from reaching home. The Cats still had runners at the corners, but a pop-up and a strikeout ended the Goodhue threat. PI got their winning runs in the top of the seventh on a walk and RBI double by Haley Drazan and a pair of singles to score two. Goodhue had another chance in the bottom of the seventh with two runners on base and no outs, but a pop fly and two ground-outs ended the game. Kaitlyn Champa earned the win on the mound for PI, giving up four hits. Laurie Pearson struck out eight in the mound loss. She also gave up four hits. Ashley Thompson had a pair of hits for Goodhue with Kate Lexvold and Brittney Ryan each earning a single.
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Pine Island wrestling awards

The Pine Island wrestling team honored their award winners at a recent banquet in Pine Island. Earning awards are, from left: Colton Pike, Most Improved; Zach Kennedy, all conference, Most Pins; Noah Bauer, Beast of the Year; and Sam McPhail, all conference, Most Wins, Most Team Points, Most Valuable.

By Faye Haugen

2014 Pine Island Wrestling Statistics

Varsity W L TP P D MD TF FD Alex Aarsvold 6 23 36 6 0 0 0 0 Conner Almli 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Noah Bauer 30 9 143 12 8 5 3 2 Cody Block 3 7 12 0 2 0 0 1 Chandler Bostrom 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 Isaac Haman 27 11 135 12 5 4 4 2 Adam Pleschourt 28 13 141 14 5 5 3 1 Zach Kennedy 29 8 153 19 7 0 0 3 Noah Koening 1 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 Broghen Kunz 3 23 16 1 0 1 0 1 Sam McPhail 35 3 168 16 9 7 2 1 Tyler Lejcher 4 23 15 0 3 0 0 1 Colton Pike 16 20 87 9 4 0 0 2 Austin Poliszuk 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Matt Riley 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Connor Swarthout 13 20 58 6 6 1 0 0 Trevor Turner 17 17 93 12 3 0 0 2 Jack Williams 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team totals 213 190 1069 109 52 23 12 17 KEY: W-wins; L-losses; TP-team points; P-pins; D-decisions; MD-major decisions; TF-technical falls; FD-forfeits or defaults Letterwinners (years lettered): seniors: Adam Pleschourt (5), Sam McPhail (6), Zach Kennedy (5), Tyler Lejcher (5), Cody Block (1); junior: Colton Pike (2); freshman: Isaac Haman (3), Trevor Turner (3), Noah Bauer (2), Alex Aarsvold (1);; eighth-graders; Conner Swarthout (2), Broghen Kunz (1) Captains: Zach Kennedy, Sam McPhail, Adam Pleschourt; HVL All Conference: Sam McPhail, Zach Kennedy and Isaac Haman; HVL All Conference, Honorable Mention: Noah Bauer and Adam Pleschourt; Most wins: Sam McPhail, 35; Most pins: Zach Kennedy, 19; Most takedowns: Sam McPhail, 113; Most team points: Sam McPhail, 158; Most Improved: Colton Pike; Most valuable: Sam McPhail; Beast of the Year: Noah Bauer

Vacation is over Your may have noticed a thiner than usual sports section the past two weeks. I was on vaction spending my time on a beach in Hawaii. I left in 10 degree weather with snow falling and came back to 70 degree weather. Im glad I missed the last snowstorm. I also wish the ocean and beach could be located, lets say, just east of Mazeppa, but they are not, so I have to be satisfied with getting to the islands when I can swing a visit to friends and gather some money. But those two week are behind me, and the spring sports season is in full swing regardless of the weather. Look for the area sports schedule for games and times. Well try to update the schedule for missed games the first two weeks. College news Ben Coady , a freshman from Zumbrota, earned his first letter as a Pine Islands Kaitlyn Champa gets the bat on the ball during Fridays kicker on the Luther football team. game at Goodhue.

Coady averaged 59 yards per kickoff en route to a total of 531 yards. The annual Norse football banquet was held February 22. . . Kayla Ashland, a senior at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, defended her WIAC conference high jump title by leaping a personal best 56.5.

Ashland, now of Kenyon, is ranked 18th in the NCAA rankings and just missed goiing to the national meet by one place. . .Know any other area college athletes involved in a spring sport? Please let us know at the News-Record.

KW stopped in a pair of games

By Faye Haugen KENYON The KenyonWanamingo softball team got off to a tough start, dropping a pair of HVL games to LaCrescent and Triton in their opening week of play. The Knights will try to get on the winning track when they play at Zumbrota on Thursday and at Cannon Falls on Tuesday. LaCrescent In their season opener in LaCrescent on Tuesday, the Knights fell 6-4 to the Lancers. We have a lot to work on, stressed Coach Matt Nelson. We need to get a lot better real quick in all phases of the game. But it is often a wake up call after your first day outside. Kailee Berquam struck out four, walked two and gave up eight hits in the mound loss for KW. Sydney Klemish had two hits allowed the Cobras to pull out the for the Knights with Ellyn Beulke, victory. KWs only run came in the sixth Siri Sviggum and Shayla Berkner inning when Savannah Bleess earning a single. Kenyon-Wanamingo 4 - LaCrescent 6 single and was driven in by Ellyn R H E Beulkes RBI double. Triton scored KW 2000020 4 7 3 a solo run in the third inning and LaCrescent 0 1 3 0 0 2 x 6 8 3 Pitching IP K BB H R ER got the game winner in the fifth KW - Berquam 6 4 2 8 6 5 on a walk, steal, fielders choice L - Allen 7 2 0 7 4 4 and a wild pitch. 1B: KW Ellyn Buelke (1), Siri Sviggum (1), Shayla Berkner had a pair of Shayla Berkner (1), Sydney Klemish (2) singles to pace KW at the plate. Triton KW dropped a narrow 2-1 game Ellyn Beulke had an RBI double, to Triton in their home opener on and Savannah Bleess and Mariah Quam each had a single. Thursday. 2 I think we realized that the little Kenyon-Wanamingo 1 - Triton R H E things you do or dont do win or Triton 0010100 2 0 1 lose games, pointed out Coach KW 0000010 1 5 1 IP K BB H R ER Nelson. We kept battling and had Pitching - Berquam 7 16 7 0 2 0 a chance in the end, but we walked KW T - Staffon 7 9 1 5 1 1 too many batters. 1B: KW Savannah Bleess (1), Shayla Berkner Kailee Berquam struck out 16 (2), Mariah Quam (1); 2B: KW Ellyn Beulke in the loss and she didnt give up a hit. But seven walks and an error

PI freshmen take part in Pacesetter Tournament

The Pine Island freshmen boys basketball team took part in the regional Pacesetter Tournament on March 29 in Rochester. Members of the Panther team are, from left, front row: Braden Aakre, Alex Wildeman, Drew Lohmeyer, Derek Rucker, Michael Rabbitt, and Josiah Bauer; back row: Coach Drew Paukert, Broc Finstuen, Brady Braaten, Josh Milbrandt and Calen Kautz.


Area Sports
Lindhart breaks ZM shotput record
By Faye Haugen PLAINVIEW In just the second meet of the track season, Maddie Lindhart set a new Zumbrota-Mazeppa shot put record at the Plainview-Elgin-Millville Invitational on Friday with a throw of 396.5 breaking her own mark set last season. The Cougar junior also placed first in the discus. It just shows you what hard work can accomplish, said Coach Jared Andring of Lindharts record. She is one of those rare athletes who you have to force her to quit at the end of the night. The Cougar girls placed fifth in the 10-team meet with 56.8671 points. ZM also got a first-place finish from Skyler Jacobson in the 1600-meter run.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 180.714, Lake City 110.857, Dover-Eyota 109.714, Stewartville 85.5, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 56.8571, Schaeffer Academy 40.5, Wabasha-Kellogg 33, St. Charles 32.8571, Triton 26, Rochester Area Christian Educators 13 Track events 100-meter dash: 5. Breanna Haag (ZM) 13.89; 1600-meter run: 1. Skyler Jacobson (ZM) 5:35; 800-meter run: 2. Skyler Jacobson (ZM) 2:34.22; 300-meter hurdles: 6. Breanna Haag (ZM) 53.59 Field events Long jump: 5. Debbie Miller (ZM) 149.25; Shot put: 1. Maddie Lindhart (ZM) 396.5; Pole vault: 6. Skyler Jacobson (ZM) 6; Discus: 1. Maddie Lindhart (ZM) 1045

Overall, it was a nice night. Bailey Berg ran well in the mile, pointed out Coach Andring. ZM will return to Plainview for a meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and run at Cannon Falls on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 208.5, Stewartville 153.5, Lake City 71.5, St. Charles 65, Wabasha-Kellogg 52.5, Dover-Eyota 48, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 38, Triton 34, Rochester Area Christian Educators 22. Schaeffer Academy 5 Track events 110-meter hurdles: 7. Jacob Tschann (ZM) 18.53; 1600-meter run: 6. Bailey Berg (ZM) 5:14; 400-meter dash: 3. Craig Banks (ZM) 56.21; 300-meter hurdles: 5. Dillon Downes (ZM) 45.83 Field events Pole vault: 3. Maverick Jackson (ZM) 11 Relays 4x800-meter relay: 3. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 9:50.63; 4x200-meter relay: 3. ZumbrotaMazeppa (Steve Askvig, Jacob Dahl, Matt Lyon, Dillon Downes) 1:39.7

Boys The Cougar boys placed seventh in the meet with 38 points. Maverick Jackson placed third in the pole vault, and Craig Banks was third in the 400-meter dash to lead Zumbrota-Mazeppa.

PI and ZM open the outdoor season at Lake City

By Faye Haugen LAKE CITY Pine Island and Zumbrota-Mazeppa opened the outdoor track season at Lake City on Monday in a four-team meet. News-Record photos by Faye Haugen The PI boys placed first with the Lourdes Zach Hillman and Pine Islands Adam Pleschourt collide at home plate as Hillman steals home in the girls placing second. ZM was opening inning of Thursdays game in Pine Island. Hillman was safe when he knocked the ball away from the third in both the girls and boys Panther catcher. standings. Boys Pine Island tallied 95 point to place first followed by Lake City, 73. Wabasha-Kellogg and ZumLourdes 1200002 5 5 0 Pine Island 25 - Triton 1 By Faye Haugen brota-Mazeppa each scored 52 Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 R H E PINE ISLAND After just one Pine points. Pitching IP K BB H R ER Pine Island 11 6 1 7 0 25 16 1 outdoor practice, the Pine Island PI - Schmidt The Panthers got first-place 3 3 2 5 3 2 Triton 0 0001 1 4 8 baseball team opened their 2014 PI - Kautz 3 1 3 0 0 0 Pitching IP K BB H R ER finishes from Mitchell Acker in 1 1 1 0 2 0 PI - Pin 1 2 0 0 0 0 schedule by winning two of three PI - Pin the 800 and 1600-meter runs, PI Adam Pleschourt, Luke Schmidt, PI - Lohmeyer 4 1 3 4 1 0 games. PI opened with a loss to 1B: Jared Lohmeyer 1B: PI Jared Lohmeyer (3), Alex Kautz (2), Kyle Groven in the 200 and 400Lourdes, but they took two games Triton - game one Adam Pleschourt (2), Jordan Pin (1); 2B: PI meter dashes, Ben Farrell in the from Triton. The Panthers traveled to Dodge Luke Schmidt (3), Ben Bauer (1), Nathan high jump and long jump, Jack The Panthers will host Goodhue Center on Saturday to take two Waletzko (2), Ian Radtke (1) DJ Titus; 3B: PI Miller in the discus, Chris Frick Ben Warneke at 5 p.m. on Thursday and play at games from Triton. in the triple jump and the 4x400Triton - game two Byron on Tuesday at 5 p.m. meter relay. In the opener the Panthers The Panthers earned a 6-0 shutLourdes ZM was led by first-place fincrushed the Cobras 25-1 in five The Panthers were shut out 5-0 innings. After getting shut out out in the nightcap, but they waited isher Maverick Jackson in the by Lourdes in PI on Thursday in by Lourdes, our team really came until the bottom of the sixth to 110-meter hurdles, and Robby score all six runs. their season opener. Pollitt in the shot put. out swinging the bats. Our first 10 Although we got only one hit Pine Island 95, Lake City 73, WabashaLourdes played extremely well hitters scored, and we got contritoday. They got great pitching from butions from everybody, praised (by Ian Radtke), we actually Kellogg 52, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 52 events Nick Hanson, turned two double Coach Anderson. Everyone in our crushed some balls, but we were Track 100-meter dash: 2. Tristan Akason (PI) plays, and took advantage of our lineup got in the game, and we got hitting into a 20 m.p.h. wind that 12.623. Jacob Dahl (ZM) 12.73; 5. Kamren defensive mistakes and six walks solid play from everyone. With kept the ball in the ball park. We Lodermeier (ZM) 13.01; 110-meter hurdles: to fuel their offense, said Coach 17 runs on boards, we decided to finally broke through in the sixth 1. Maverick Jackson (ZM) 19.26; 2. Jacob Craig Anderson. While we were take outJordan Pin after only one as we took advantage of four walks, Tschann (ZM) 19.41; 3. Dillon Downes (ZM) on our baseball field for the sec- inning to get Jared Lohmeyer some one error and three hit batters to 19.93; 4. Nicholas Cain (PI) 20.03; 5. Paul (ZM) 20.67; 1600-meter run: 1. ond day and did not play good pitching experience and he did a score our six runs, remarked Dahlen Mitchell Acker (PI) 4:51; 2. Logan Meurer Coach Anderson. On defense, fundamental baseball, Lourdes had great job. we got a great game from Ben (PI) 5:06; 3. Isaiah Ondler (PI) 5:09; 400taken advantage of eight scrimPin struck out two. Lohmeyer Warneke on the mound, turned meter dash: 1. Kyle Groven (PI) 52.54; 3. Chris Frick (PI) 56.99; 4. Jacob Dahl (ZM) mages on a Florida trip, so they struck out one, walked three and looked to be in mid-season form. gave up four hits over four in- three double plays, and made all 58.8; 800-meter run: 1. Mitchell Acker the plays we had to. The team made (PI) 2:03.02; 3. Isaiah Ondler (PI) 2:11.47; Luke Schmidt tossed three in- nings. huge strides from Thursday to 4. Jason Hoerle (PI) 2:20.42; 200-meter nings with three strikeouts, two Luke Schmidt had a big game Saturday. walks, five hits and two earned at the plate going 3 for 5 with Warneke struck out five, walked runs. Alex Kautz also threw three three doubles and six RBI. Lohminnings with one strikeout and three eyer was 3 for 5 with two RBI, three and gave up two hits in the win. walks. Jordan Pin closed out the Alex Kautz had a pair of his and pitching Pine Island 6 - Triton 0 By Faye Haugen last inning with one strikeout and two RBI, Ben Bauer, Nathan R H E ZUMBROTA The Zumbrotaone walk. 0000000 0 2 0 Waletzko (two RBI), Ian Radtke Triton Mazeppa team opened the Adam Pleschourt, Schmidt and (RBI) and DJ Titus (two RBI) all Pine Island 0 0 0 0 0 6 x 6 1 2 season at baseball 0-2 with losses to KasPitching IP K BB H R ER Jared Lohmeyer each had a single. had doubles. Ben Warneke had a PI - Warneke 6 5 3 2 0 0 son-Mantorville and Byron. KM Pine Island 0 - Lourdes 5 PI - Pin 1 1 1 0 0 0 triple and three RBI. blew the Cougars out on Tuesday R H E 1B: PI Ian Radtke (1) and Byron won with a walk off hit in the bottom of the seventh in Friday contest. ZM will try for that first win when they host Triton on Thursdays and play at Stewartville on Tuesday. Kasson-Mantorville The Cougars got roughed up in their home opener on Tuesday, falling 15-1 to Kasson-Mantorville. ZM managed just two hits off a pair of KoMet pitchers. Cody Hinrichs and Alex Nelson (RBI) redash: 1. Kyle Groven (PI) 23.66; 2. Ben Farrell (PI) 24.2; 5. Jacob Dahl (ZM) 25.38; 300-meter hurdles: 4. Maverick Jackson (ZM) 49.35; 5. Marcus Aarsvold (PI) 50.40; 3200-meter run: 4. Jack Williams (PI) 11.28; 5. Bailey Berg (ZM) 11:42 Field events High jump: 1. Ben Farrell (PI) 588; 4. Alex Guse (ZM) 5; 5. Sean OMalley (ZM) 410; Triple jump: 1. Chris Frick (PI) 404; 4. Dillon Downes (ZM) 344.75; 5. Jacob Dahl (ZM) 332; Discus: 1. Jack Miller (PI) 1392; 4. Chris Frick (PI) 869; 5. Collin Carney (ZM) 85; Shot put: 1. Robby Pollitt (ZM) 39; 2. Jack Miller (PI) 38; 3. Collin Carney (ZM) 322.75; 5. Alex Guse (ZM) 322.25; Long jump: 1. Ben Farrell (PI) 202; 3. Adam Krage (ZM) 1711; 5. Hunter Kraling (PI) 1611; Pole vault: 2. Maverick Jackson (ZM) 106; 5. Brandon Haze (PI) 8 Relays 4x800-meter relay: 5. Zumbrota-Mazeppa (Craig Banks, Bailey Berg, Noah Krueger, James Drettwan) 9:34; 4x200-meter relay: 3. Pine Island 1:47.77; 4x100-meter relay: 4. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 55.29; 4x400meter relay: 1. Pine Island 3:40.86

though the season and give them a strong challenge at True Team. Placing first for ZM were Maddie Lindhart in the shot put and discus and Skyler Jacobson in the 800 and 1600-meter runs.
Lake City 127.5, Pine Island 78.5, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 41, Wabasha-Kellogg 22 Track events 100-meter dash: 3. Madison House (PI) 14:51; 100-meter hurdles : 3. Eliza Warneke (PI) 17.93; 3. Breanna Haag (ZM) 18.32; 5. Katie Schultz (PI) 19.21; 1600-meter run: 1. Skyler Jacobson (ZM) 5:56; 5. Jordyn Braaten (PI) 6:46; 400-meter dash: 3. Leah Shelquist (PI) 1:18.21; 4. Olivia Thiede (PI) 1:20.30; 5. Debbie Miller (ZM) 1:21.34; 800-meter run: 1. Skyler Jacobson (ZM) 2:37.31; 4. Liza Shelquist (PI) 3:02.3; 200meter dash: 2. Caitlin Schartau (PI) 29.34; 4. Bella Wagner (ZM) 30.24; 300-meter hurdles: 1. Eliza Warneke (PI) 51.79; 4. Breanna Haag (ZM) 55.52; 3200-meter run: 1. Adeline Angst (PI) 13:22; 4. Taylor Rasmussen (PI) 14:17 Field events High jump: 3. Nicole Fokken (PI) 410; 4. Eliza Warneke (PI) 48; Triple jump: 3. Lauren Hunskor (PI) 295.5; 4. Breanna Haag (ZM) 287; 5. Debbie Miller (ZM) 2710; Long jump: 2. Debbie Miller (ZM) 142; 3. Lauren Hunskor (PI) 14; 4. Laura Torgeson (PI) 1311; Shot put: 1. Maddie Lindhart (ZM) 378.75; 4. Kaitlin Bronk (PI) 285; 5. Kalley Berg (PI) 274; Pole vault: 2. 2. Leah Anderson (PI) 66; 3. Skyler Jacobson (ZM) 66; Discus: 1. Maddie Lindhart (ZM) 1087; 2. Kaitlin Bronk (PI) 847; 3. Kalley Berg (PI) 8310 Relays 4x200-meter relay: 2. Pine Island (Brittney Arndt, Laura Torgeson, Caitlin Schartau, Madi Owen), 1:55.92; 4x100-meter relay: 2. Pine Island (Ana Marx, Madison House, Madi Owen, Katie Schultz), 59.09; 4x400meter relay: 2. Pine Island (Caitlin Schartau, Laura Torgeson Brittney Arndt, Eliza Warneke) 4:26.49

Pine Island sweeps Triton

Girls Lake City won the girls title with 127.5 points followed by Pine Island, 78.5, and ZumbrotaMazeppa, 41 points. Eliza Warneke won the 300meter hurdles and Adeline Angst was first in the 3200-meter run to lead Pine Island. Most of our sophomore through senior girls were gone the previous eight days on a school music trip so we were a little rusty. But we are happy to be back at almost full strength, numbers wise, said Coach Bill Frame. Lake City looked quite impressive as a team. We are hoping to close the gap on them

ZM drops a heartbreaker
corded the Cougars hits. Michael Wicks started on the mound, but he lasted just one inning when he walked two and gave up three hits. Hinrichs tossed two innings with one strikeout, one walk and three hits.
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the bottom of the sixth, but they rallied for three runs in the seventh for the 5-4 victory. Cody Hinrichs went 6.1 innings on the mound with four strikeouts and 10 hits. Jacob Ugland came on to close out the game and take the loss when he walked one and gave up two hits. Ugland led the ZM offense with a pair of hits and an RBI. Alex Nelson (RBI), Cody Heitman and Cody Hinrichs each had a single.
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Byron Byron took a 1-0 lead in the opening inning until the Cougars scored a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to go up 4-1. The Bears got one run back in ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota Golf Club will be hosting the annual Tuesdays Womens League spring meeting on Tuesday, April 29 at the club house. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.

HVL Softball Conf. Overall W L W L Kasson-Mantorville 3 0 3 0 Triton 3 0 3 0 Stewartville 2 0 2 0 Cannon Falls 2 0 2 0 Zumbrota-Mazeppa 1 0 4 0 Pine Island 1 1 1 1 Hayfield 1 1 1 1 Lourdes 1 1 1 1 Goodhue 1 2 2 2 Kenyon-Wanamingo 0 2 0 2 LaCrescent 1 2 1 3 Byron 0 3 0 3 Lake City 0 4 0 5 HVL Baseball Blue Division Lake City Cannon Falls Goodhue Kenyon-Wanamingo Pine Island Triton Zumbrota-Mazeppa Gold Division Kasson-Mantorville Rochester Lourdes LaCrescent Byron Hayfield Stewartville Conf. Overall W L W L 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 W L W L 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 1

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Women interested in joining either the fun or competitive league are asked to attend the meeting to sign up or learn more about Tuesday league. If you need more information contact Faye Haugen at 271-7044.


Thursday, April 17 Goodhue baseball at Pine Island, 5 p.m. Goodhue softball, Stewartville at Goodhue, 5 p.m. Kenyon-Wanamingo softball at Zumbrota, 5 p.m. Kenyon-Wanamingo track at Dodge Center, 4:30 p.m. Pine Island baseball, Goodhue at Pine Island, 5 p.m. Pine Island softball at Houston, 5 p.m. Pine Island track at Dodge Center, 5 p.m. Pine Island boys golf at Willow Creek, noon Zumbrota-Mazeppa baseball, Triton at Zumbrota, 5 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa softball, Kenyon-Wanamingo at Zumbrota, 5 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys golf at Willow Creek, noon Zumbrota-Mazeppa track at Plainview, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 Kenyon-Wanamingo baseball at Bethlehem Academy, 4:30 p.m. Kenyon-Wanamingo golf at Faribault, 12:30 p.m. Pine Island baseball, LaCrescent at Pine Island, 5 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa golf at Willow Creek, 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Goodhue baseball at Lake City, 5 p.m. Goodhue softball, Lake City at Goodhue, 5 p.m. Kenyon-Wanamingo softball at Cannon Falls, 5 p.m. Kenyon-Wanamingo baseball at Hayfield, 5 p.m. Pine Island baseball at Byron, 5 p.m. Pine Island softball at Stewartville, 5 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa baseball at Stewartville, 5 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa softball at Hayfield, 5 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa golf at Lake City, 1 p.m. Zumbrota-Mazeppa track at Cannon Falls, 4 p.m.

Pine Islands Matt Kukson gets his glove down low to put the tag on Lourdes Paul Schroder for what looks like an out, but Schroder was called safe in the 5-0 Lourdes win.

Grover Auto goes to bat for ZM youth baseball

ZUMBROTA Grover Auto is partnering with Zumbrota-Mazeppa youth baseball. The dealership has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to earn additional donations for their league via a test drive fundraiser. Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolets commitment to baseball, community, and families, said Brian Van Ostrand of Grover Auto. 2014 marks Chevrolet Youth Baseballs ninth year. In 2013, more than 1,600 Chevrolet dealerships across the country participated in the program now through June 30.

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Actors, crew, and volunteers partner to make movie

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA Shooting of the independent film His Neighbor Phil is scheduled to wrap up Thursday, April 17. This concludes nearly three weeks of long, intense days involving 25 professional and local actors, 40 musicians, dozens of cast extras, 10 crew members, and countless volunteers (indi-viduals, groups, and businesses) working together on the project. The film crew and actors arrived in late March. The movie is about a woman, Mary, played by Stephanie Zimbalist, with earlyonset Alzheimers disease who mistakes her husband (played by Daniel Roebuck) for the neighbor, Phil (played by local actor Bob Bird of Mazeppa). Other professional actors who have come to Zumbrota to be a part of the movie are Rachel Storey (credits include 2010 version of The Crazies), Ellen Dolan (As the World Turns), and Sally Kellerman (Oscar-nominated for MASH). All but Zimbalist have worked on other My Town Picture productions with writer, director, and producer Scott Thompson.
The actors

project that sound engineer Brian Banse has worked on with Thompson. Of the several crew members who have been together for many of the projects, he said, We work well together. The actors even comment on that. After the first week of filming, Banse acknowledged that the weather had been a challenge. He said, I think we are caught up now. The weather threw us off. One early outdoor scene had been shot without snow, which meant that a yard across the street had to be shoveled clear and a car moved into place to block other snow from view. Banse said the people of Zumbrota have been wonderful. He has been staying at the Barteau House, where Kim and Scott Jensen have volunteered their home to crew members. Banse said, I keep telling Danny (Roebuck) how great the crew has it.
The partnership

As a lead character and co-producer, Roebuck has been on the Zumbrota sets since the first day of shooting, March 30. Zim-balists scenes began shooting April 5. During her career, Zimbalist has played a wide range of characters including Laura Holt in televisions Remington Steele and Christa McAuliffe in the stage production of Defying Gravity. When asked how she had come to play the role of Mary in a small town like Zumbrota, Zimbalist replied she was interested in whatever good role comes along. Im here largely because of Danny [Roebuck]...he had received the great script and sent it on to me. Though always on the go with many projects, Zimbalist wanted to do honor to this role and to the caregivers. But one of the challenges of the role, she said, is that for every person the disease is different. With a day off and a week remaining of filming, Roebuck shared another of his passions with the community: collecting horror movie memorabilia. Two documentaries that he has recently produced, written, and directed Monstermaniacs and Cave Girl, a Second Journey Back in Time were presented on April 10 at the State Theatre. With many of the professional and local cast, crew, and volunteers present, Roebuck took the opportunity to express appreciation for the communitys support of the project. For several local actors, the movie is their first acting experience. At audition time, Bob Bird arrived to sign up to help out behind the scenes, not for a role. But when he ended up on the list to audition instead, he was told to try out and he landed the role of the namesake of the film, Phil. Bird said, Its been an incredible, good experience all the way around. The people are unbelievably knowledgeable. Ive learned so much. I will see movies in a totally different way after this. Unlike Bird, Tricia Stiller of Zumbrota intentionally signed up to audition. She explained, Why not? It is not likely another movie will be made in Zumbrota in my lifetime. Stiller said she participated in almost everything else in high school except plays and thinks it was her use of the word dichotomy during the improvisational portion of the tryout that landed her the role of Wendy, a historical writer, for a scene filmed at Zumbrotas History Center.
The crew

When discussion of a movie being made in Zumbrota initially began, Thompson explained how the concept of My Town Pictures, partnering with the local community, resulted in dimishing production costs substantially compared to Hollywood productions. That effort has been realized with the number of volunteers involved, especially during recent weeks. Pam Potter Langley, Ronda Anderson-Sand, and Angie Gustafson were local organizers for the project from the onset in September 2013. Since then, additional committees have been added and many more volunteers have come forward. With the filming nearly half completed Anderson-Sand and Potter Langley took a few minutes April 7 to reflect on the process thus far. Potter Langley didnt realize how big of a role they would play in producing the movie. She said, There are so many layers of it. I just thought they would come in and go. But it has been a great opportunity. Anderson-Sand said learning the process has been a gift. She noted how both women are the oldest daughters in their families and like structure and organization. This has been a lesson in flexibility and trust for us, she said. Sitting in the Sand dining room with filming taking place in and outside the house that day, the women pointed out the attention to detail they have witnessed, such as removing or rearranging pictures (removing the glass from pictures) and shooting outdoor scenes from an open window. Due to sensitivity of sound equipment, traffic or neighborhood noise is sometimes a problem resulting in scenes being restarted.
Meals, housing, drivers

Actress Stephanie Zimbalist, left, takes a break from her leading role as Mary in His Neighbor Phil. She arrived for lunch at the United Church of Christ on Saturday, April 5 and quizzed members of Girl Scout Troop 25240 with the question, What is hummus made from? Behind the serving window are, from left to right, Alyson Dillon, Maren Nietz, Alexis Knott, Ava Knott, and Emma Buck. Co-leader Allison Knott is behind the girls. The girls learned from Zimbalist that chickpeas (also know as garbanzo beans) are the primary ingredient.

it is so important, with the disproportional number of women impacted with the disease. And its also important for the care-givers. One group that served a noon meal was Girl Scout Troop 25240. They served a variety of food, made by them and their families. Approximately 25 cast and crew members were served Saturday, April 5. Co-leaders of the junior troop, Allison Knott and Sarah Nelson, explained that it was part of the Junior Troops Take Action Project. After the girls brainstormed ideas of sustainable, community projects, they met with Anderson-Sand at the State Theatre. In addition to serving and cleaning up after the meal, the girls will do landscaping by the theatre, help with a brochure on the history of the theatre, and possibly help start up a lending library. Kevin and Jennifer Kish were among those hosting crew members at their homes. Jennifer said that since their house is a swinging door anyway, they signed up as housing volunteers. They have hosted two crew members the director of lighting and director of photography for the duration of the production. Jennifer said,

They make themselves part of the group. But we hardly see them as they often work late. A member of the Zumbrota Area Arts Council Board, Jennifer sees the movie as another plus for the town. It keeps us moving forward in the right direction. Though she didnt audition for a part, she may volunteer as an extra for a scene. Several other volunteers have served as drivers, taking actors to and from the airport and to where they are staying.
Reflecting on Zumbrota

With one week of filming remaining, Thompson said the project in Zumbrota thus far has met his expectations: Generosity is in great supply here. The vol-unteers have been great in helping keep the costs of production down. It is hard work for the local actors and musicians. They work as hard as or harder than the professionals, and dont get paid even though they commit to long periods of time. Thompson explained that people dont realize it is not possible to make a movie in Hollywood for less than $500,000 due to SAC actors and union crews. The stars coming here are getting paid far less than if they were in Holly-

Sound engineer Brian Banse talks with local actress Tricia Stiller prior to shooting a scene at the History Center in Zumbrota on April 2.

wood, he said.
The next steps

After filming is completed on the April 17, Thompson will do the initial editing for content. Director of photography Jacob Moyer of Des Moines will do the next

editing, which will include trimming. Roebuck, as co-pro-ducer, will also review and edit. The project is expected to be completed in the fall. Following completion, a sneak preview will be held in Zumbrota at the State Theatre.


Throughout much of the project, the crew has been visible in various locations of Zumbrota as they moved and set up equipment lighting, cameras, props, or assisting with wardrobe and makeup. Much of the filming has taken place along or near Main Street. His Neighbor Phil is the fifth

As part of the partnership, meals, housing, and drivers have been provided by the volunteers in the community. Working initially from forms completed by people interested in helping with the movie, the number of volunteers expanded from there. Jessica Hoeper and Tricia Stiller focused their efforts on pulling together meals for the cast and crew. Angie Gustafson organized the housing. Throughout filming, various volunteers provided noon and evening meals each day, served at the First Congregational United Church of Christ basement. Stiller said when she initially signed up to help with food five months ago, she didnt really know what it meant A pan of bars? But she has found the effort rewarding. We started with a few contacts and kept on asking. Some offered for a couple meals and we had the first week filled up, she said. She noted that area businesses have been very generous and everyone has been extremely flexible. Depending on the schedule, the number of people at a meal might be just the crew (ten to twelve), or as many as 25 with the cast. Even more if there are musicians. The storyline of the movie is relevant to Stiller. She said, I think

KW music students tour Colorado

The Kenyon-Wanamingo High School music department recently returned from a five-day performance tour in Colorado, March 25-30. Stops on the tour included: Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds, the Olympic Training Facility, and the US Air Force Academy. The highlight of the trip was the Cog Rail journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. The scenic railway ascent took about an hour to reach the elevation of 14,110 feet. The vista was a 250-mile radius and included views of four states. They enjoyed milder weather while in Colorado, but at the summit, the air temperature was six degrees. During the first full day in Colorado Springs, they had the opportunity to perform at Garden of the Gods. Garden of the Gods is a national natural landmark characterized by its impressive rock formations and plant and animal life. The outdoor performance venue was one of the most spectacular sites they have ever performed in: an amphitheater situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The music repertoire was selected based on the theme of Through the Storm: Music of Hope, Healing and Recovery. Not only did they perform for visitors at the park, but also via skype to the KW Elementary School students. Enroute home, music students stopped at Iowa State University for clinics with two ISU music faculty. Band students worked with Dr. Erik Richards, a professor of bands. Chorale members participated in a clinic with Dr. Jim Rodde, chair of choral activities. This was a great way for students to prepare for their final spring concert, which is coming up on May 6. Throughout the trip, there were many many positive comments made about the Kenyon-Wanamingo students. From the students polite and respectful demeanor, to their well-disciplined, courteous and friendly behavior, they were recognized over and over for these admirable traits. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these students as well as their chaperones (Stephanie Schumach-er, Claire Larson, Jan Strand and Scott Soden). The Kenyon Wanamingo High School Music Department looks forward to sharing their music on May 6 at 7 p.m. in the KWHS auditorium.

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KW music students at Pikes Peak in Colorado are, first row: Sydney Warner, Kaite Bohn, Taylor Helland, Emily Pliscott, Anna Washburn, Julianna Baalson, McKenna Weyandt, Rosie Breimhurst, Taylor Meeks, and Ethan Coda; second row: Mitchell Boyum, Sarah Benrud, Kaitlyn Knott, Erica Meyers, Alexa Christenson, Jessica Bauer, Meg Clark, Siri Sviggum, Brennah McCorkell, Maddie Patterson, Katie Doehling, and Evelyn Humphrey; third row: Mrs. Stephanie Schumacher, Maddie Born,

Sean Mallery, Kyla Kincaid, Ella Lee, Kayla Knott, Ryan Pelkey, Ben Bohn, Kyle Keller, Megan Groth, Cass Kern, Ben Kleese, Alissa Johnson, Emily Ashland, Courtney Houglum, Audra Clark, Eric Hokanson, Caleb Greseth, Justice Boger, Mrs. Claire Larson, Kate Rechtzigel, and Hudson Ades; fourth row: Sydney Klimesh, Ashlee Blastervold, Ely Bushman, Gwen Bleess, Maddie Anfinson, Erin Groth, Siri Quam, Mara Quam, and Autumn Story.


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Absentee ballots for Pine Island bond referendum now available
PINE ISLAND Pine Island School District residents can obtain absentee ballots for the May 13 bond referendum at the district office. Residents who will not be able to vote on election day can go to the district office and cast their ballots now. An absentee ballot application must be filled out and approved first, and then district staff can provide the ballot that can also be filled out at the same time. If residents are not currently registered voters, they will need to also register at that time. An ID showing the persons current address in the district must be provided in order to register. Anyone who is not able to go to the school can visit the districts website ( us) where there is detailed information on how to obtain and complete absentee ballots. An absentee ballot application can be printed and filled out, and mailed, e-mailed or faxed to the school. If residents do not have web access, they can call the district office and have the application sent to them. Voter registration information will also be sent if needed. When the application is received by the district office, a ballot will be sent along with instructions and a postage-paid envelope in which to return it. Mailed ballots must be received in the district office by 3 p.m. on May 13 in order to be counted. When an absentee ballot is mailed to the district instead of filled out at the district office, it must be witnessed by a registered Minn-esota voter, a notary with a stamp, or an official who can administer oaths. When voters are not able to be physically present, the process to obtain the application and ballot does take some time. Plan well in advance so your ballot can be received in time to be counted. The district office will also be open from noon - 4 p.m. on Friday, April 18 for residents to obtain absentee ballots. Contact information for the district is: phone (507-356-4849); fax (507-356-8827); e-mail (; address (223 1st Ave. SE, Pine Island, MN 55963).

Jim and Martha Alm have been sharing their time and talents at Pine Haven for many years. Martha has been volunteering since 1982 and Jim has been volunteering since the late 1990s, and both enjoy helping out and spending time with the residents. Continued from front page

Pine Haven Care Center recognizes its volunteers

By Audra DePestel PINE ISLAND Pine Haven Care Center held its annual Volunteer Banquet on Wednesday, April 9. This years theme was Volunteers Are Americas Pride. The meal included barbecued ribs, Chicken Kiev, side dishes, and cherry, apple, and blueberry pie. Entertainment on the piano and hammer dulcimer was provided by Lori Ronchak. Pine Haven welcomes and encourages area youth to volunteer, especially during the summer months when more outdoor activities are planned. There are many areas in which volunteers can make a difference in the lives of the residents. Volunteers serve in many different ways and areas within the care center, from the board and auxiliary, to musical entertainment, chaperoning out-ings, playing games such as Wii and Bingo, and visiting with residents. Some volunteers also mend clothes, do manicures, read stories, assist with mealtime, decorate the facility, bake for fundraisers, and help with Sunday coffee. Volunteer Coordinator Char Tewalt said, We are lucky to reside in such a great community who has many wonderful volunteers, some volunteering in more than one organization. The residents love seeing their familiar faces. They are the heart that fulfills our logo! She added that volun-teering can be a very rewarding experience and it only takes a little of your time to make a big difference in someone elses life.

Pine Island students vote for their favorite Maud Hart Lovelace book
By Audra DePestel PINE ISLAND Seven Pine Island students participated in this years Maud Hart Lovelace book award voting for the State of Minnesota. Students in grades 3-8 are invited to take part in the voting. Division 1 (grades 3-5) and Division 2 (grades 6-8) each has twelve nominated books, with three titles that cross over onto both lists. Once a student has read three of the titles, they are eligible to vote for their favorite to win the Maud Hart Lovelace award. For Division 1, Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea and Quarterback Season by Fred Bowen tied as the Pine Island students favorite. For Division 2, the winner was Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Their votes will be submitted to the Minnesota Youth Reading Award Committee to be counted along with other students from across Minnesota. The statewide winner will be announced on Maud Hart Lovelaces birthday, April 25.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa (ZM) schools. ZM recently made a change to provide ALP services through the Goodhue County Education District. Pine Island is a member of the Zumbro Education District (ZED). This changed the financial feasibility of summer school in Pine Island. He said he has been in contact with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). He had no prior notice from the MDE that the ALP would be shut down and is completing an application for an ALP in the district. He is hopeful the process will be completed to hold summer school credit recovery courses that are funded by the state. It would be more costly to transport students to ZED in Byron. He said there are at least 20 students (most in ninth and tenth grade) who would attend summer school for a four-day week for five weeks in June and July to replace failing grades. Summer school would fall into the 20142015 budget year. In the past when a summer program could not be offered, tracking revealed that the graduation rate lowered among this group of students.

the ice rink from the Pine Island Fire Department. Teacher Josh Westphal had an article, Erasing the Walls of Your School, published in the Minnesota School Board Association Journal. Sara Cramer and Laura Torgeson placed third in dramatic duo and will compete at the state speech tournament. Both Kelly Leibold in Great Speeches and Mook Siriwimol Narongkidpanit in Original Oratory placed sixth in regional competition. Eighth-grader Jaxson Ebert competed in the Minnesota Geography Bee. Two teams in Senior Knowledge Bowl placed first and third and moved onto the regional competition. One team placed seventh and the other competed in a tiebreaker for first place to proceed to the state championship, resulting in another tie. Pine Island was finally defeated in a sudden death tie-breaker. Christine Hong was selected as the Post-Bulletin Teacher of the Month. High school students selected English teacher Larissa Kabat as their teacher of the month. Matt Kukson and Chandler Points of Panther Pride Bostrom will represent Pine IsThe school board accepted do- land in the welding competition nations of $1,672 gifted back from at Riverland College in Austin. Dan Langworthy from coaching Other business boys basketball, $600 from Scott The board adopted resolutions Liebl for the Angel Meal Fund, to establish a ballot board and to and $500 to ECFE and $500 for identify the election judges for the referendum election on May 13 at

St. Paul Lutheran Church. The judges listed are Madeline Alberts (head judge), Roy Larson, Betty Lindberg, John Lundak, Larry Mattson, Lynn or Ken Olson, Vernetta Pahl, Bea Rauen, Fred W. Sanborn, and Baird Swanson. Following the business meeting, the board relocated to meet with committees and discuss questions about the referendum coming in from residents. These questions with answers are shared on the school website. Berg-Beniak updated the board about the land purchase agreement with Tower Investments, LLC., which is contingent on voters passing the referendum to build a new school. The agreement is being changed to allow the district 24 months to build on the site. She said the document should be ready for the board to approve on Monday, April 21. This year curriculum resources will be purchased in mathematics and art. Curriculum for physical education, health, and science are being reviewed to plan for purchases in 2014-15. Reading and world language are next in the curriculum review cycle. Policies for curriculum development and instructional goals were approved. The board is reviewing the school district accountability policy. The school board accepted the resignation of sixth grade teacher Geoffrey Wagner.

Adams recognized as Eagle Scout

PINE ISLAND Aaron Adams was awarded the Eagle Scout rank on August 18, 2013. The Eagle Court of Honor was held at the Pine Island United Methodist Church. The opening flag ceremony was carried out by Senior Patrol Leader Isaac Beach. The Masters of Ceremony were personally select-ed by Adams. Joey Kempf, an Eagle Scout from Troop 78 in Mazeppa, and Corbin Renkin, an Eagle Scout from Troop 59 in Zumbrota, were chosen for the leadership and friendship they showed to him. Adams did most of his Boy Scout activities with Zumbrotas Troop 59 and only recently became a member of Pine Islands Troop 69. He said he felt that these two friends helped make scouting enjoyable, served as outstanding role models, told him he, too, could be an Eagle Scout and essentially kept him going in scouting. They both carried out the position of Masters of Cere-mony with the respect and honor warranted for this great achieve-ment. Assistant Scoutmaster Chris Dietz explained that throughout history, the eagle has been used as a symbol of victory, strength, good over evil, royalty and valor. The tradition continues in scouting, as the eagle represents the triumph and success of the Boy Scout and is a symbol of his leadership skills. Scoutmaster Peter Sanders assisted Eagle Scouts Kempf and Renkin with the presentation of the Eagle Badge. Aarons parents, Patrick and Sara Adams, joined him at the center stage. Sara pinned the badge over her sons heart, and Patrick Adams presented his son with an Eagle Scout certificate. In recognition of his parents involvement, Aaron placed a ribbon with a miniature Eagle pin

Pine Island students who participated in the Maud Hart Lovelace book award voting are, from left to right : Lauren Pokrandt, Brooklyn Radtke, Hunter Jackson, Anna Kruse, Ethan Dale, Anastasia Johnston, and Gavin Tilford.

Six Appeal a cappella vocal band to perform at PI High School April 21

PINE ISLAND Six Appeal Vocal Band, an all-male, a cappella group from Minneapolis will be performing a free public concert Monday, April 21, at the Pine Island School auditorium (maroon gym) beginning at 7 p.m. During the day, Six Appeal will also be presenting a concert for middle and high school students, and they will be working with the high school choir and eighth/ninth grade choir in separate choral workshops. These events are being presented by Pine Area People for the Arts (PAPA) and the Van Horn Public Library. The free public concert is presented with funds from the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment, Minnesota Library Legacy and SELCO. The In-school assembly and choir workshops are sponsored by PAPA and Pine Island AAA (Academic Arts and Athletics) Foundation. Six Appeal Vocal Band is one of the busiest touring a cappella ensembles in the country. From coast to coast, the group has become known for their vivid musical style, unmatched energy and playful charm. Their far-reaching reper-toire spans a multitude of decades and genres, including pop, coun-try, classic rock, jazz, R&B, and much more. If you can imagine it, they sing it. Their appeal to all walks of life enables Six Appeal to perform anywhere from college campuses to state fairs, corporate functions, community festivals, theaters, K-12 classrooms, and has even brought them into the national spotlight, singing for the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl broadcast live on ESPN. Six Appeal began as a collegiate hobby in 2006 at Concordia College in Moorhead. Performing around campus was a great way to relax from classes and create a new sound on campus. As the group evolved into a professional ensemble in 2010, Six Appeal began to introduce new members, transforming their sound and focus into the current dynamic sextet. Six Appeal members are Andrew Berkowitz, Michael Brookens, Nathan Hickey, Reuben Hushagen, Trey Jones and Jordan Roll.

Pine Island Boy Scout Aaron Adams was recognized as an Eagle Scout at the Court of Honor in September 2013.

around his mothers neck and his father received an Eagle Scout Dad pin on a ribbon around his neck. Adams addressed the court, expressing his sense of honor for this award. He related stories of his camping experiences and gave recognition to his parents for the support he has received both in

scouting and in all aspects of his life. Following the closing flag ceremony, congratulations were bestowed upon him, and a reception was held in his honor, hosted by the mothers of previous Troop 69 Eagle Scouts.

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Six Appeal Vocal Band, an a cappella group from Minneapolis, will give a free public concert Monday, April 21, at the Pine Island School. Group members are, from left to right: Michael Brookens, Jordan Roll, Andrew Berkowitz, Trey Jones, Reuben Hushagen, and Nathan Hickey.

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Community Calendar
Senior Dining
Reservations are required by calling 24 hours ahead at each of the nutrition sites. In the Pine Island area, meals are served at the Pine Island Senior Center; Zumbrota area, Zumbrota Towers. April 17-23 Thursday: Birthday party, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, corn, fruited coleslaw, dinner roll, banana pudding dessert Friday: Baked fish (alt: pork steak), baked potato, buttered beets, cucumber salad, applesauce Monday: Hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, parslied cauliflower, citrus fruit cup, ice cream Tuesday: Baked chicken, baked dumpling/gravy, asparagus, coleslaw, peach crisp Wednesday: Potato chowder, BBQ on bun, seven-layer salad, pistachio yum yum If you have questions, call 3562228 or the SEMCAC kitchen at 732-4072. Improvement Course on the following days. April 23-24 (eight-hour first time course), 5:30-9:30 p.m., Hayfield Elementary School Comm Ed Library, 9 6th Ave SE, Hayfield April 26 (four-hour refresher course), 9 a.m. 1 p.m., John Marshall High School Rochester Community Ed, 1510 NW 14th St, Rochester April 28 (four-hour refresher course), 5:30-9:30 p.m., Northrup Building Rochester Community Ed, 201 8th St NW, Rochester For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter. org or call 1-888-234-1294. Greenview Dr. SW. Registration is required two days prior to the date of the event. For details: 507285-1930 or shbp@seasonshos 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. 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

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Woodcock Watch, Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Join Jim Peterson, member of the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society, as we search for the elusive woodcock in hopes of witnessing one of the strangest and most interesting mating rituals. Meet at the horse parking lot. Questions, call Celeste Lewis at 507-287-2624.

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 McNamara, 651-923-5117; or Roy Buck, 651-923-4388. Visit good for information about the historical society.

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Feed the Snakes, Saturday, April 19, 3 p.m. They eat, you watch! Youll enjoy learning how our native Minnesota snakes have adapted to live in our natural world. Questions, call Clarissa Josselyn at 507-775-2451.

Conversations for Living and Dying Well, first meeting is Sunday, April 20, 1-3 p.m., and it continues on the third Sunday of every month. A setting that encourages the exploration of beliefs and feelings about mortality, dying, and death. Coffee Get-Together, Wednesday, April 23, 9-10 a.m. A drop-in time to share with others who are experiencing grief. 55+ Driver Improvement All groups are held at the CenThe Minnesota Highway Safety ter for Grief Education and SupCenter will be offering a 55+ Driver port, Seasons Hospice, 1696

Easter For Kids

Children ages three through fourth grade are invited to an Easter egg hunt at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 19, from 9-10:30 a.m. There will also be devotion, singing, crafts, and snacks. The church is at County 4 Blvd, Goodhue.

brota scenes. They have been enlarged to 8 x 10 for easier viewing. New photos are being added all the time. Also on display are military memorabilia, including Civil War items, different models of telephones, Zumbrota telephone books dating back to the 1900s, and items of Zumbrota advertising. Museum hours are Saturdays, Tops #1280 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Other hours by apPI Tops #1280 meets every pointment (732-7049). Monday night at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Weigh-in is at 5:15 and meeting time is 6 p.m. Every- Tops Meeting Zumbrota Tops #563 meets evone welcome. Questions call 3568596 or 356-8990. Seniors 55 and ery Monday night at Our Saviours Lutheran Church. Weigh-in time over are welcome. is changed to 5:30 p.m. and meeting time to 6 p.m. Everyone welCommunity Blood Drive come. Questions call 732-7459 or The Pine Island Community 732-4766. Blood Drive is on Monday, April 21, 1-7 p.m. at American Legion VFW Auxiliary #184. First-time donors needed. The Auxiliary meets Monday, For an appointment or more inApril 21, at 6 p.m. at the Staryformation, call 356-8626. Yerka VFW Post 5727.


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Carl Owen 1924-2014
ington D.C. in 2010. Carl joined the International Sheet Metal Workers Association Local 10 in 1955 and began working for Utility Sales Sheet Metal/HiMEC Mechanical and then Alpek Sheet Metal & Roofing, where he retired after 34 years in 1989. Carl thoroughly enjoyed his work and was passionate about farming and dancing with his partner of 58 years, Colleen. He also looked forward to his evening road trips with his younger brother Bob. His main joy in life was his family and friends. He spent many summer nights at the camper on Cedar Lake in Aitkin, fishing and playing card games. Carl is survived by his three sons, Jim (Linda) Owen of Rochester; Paul (Diane) Owen of Mazeppa, and Joel (Nicole) Owen of Pine Island; two daughters, Lori (Bob) Hall of Berne, and Mary (Terry) Seibal of Mesa, Arizona; ten grandchildren, Eric, Dena, Tammy, Jesse, Erin, Colleen, Jack, Madi, Max, and Adam; seven greatgrandchildren; and sisters, Mary Lou Shanks and Ruth Exner. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Colleen; five brothers, and one great-grandchild Bailey Unger. A memorial service for Carl was held on April 15 at the Pine Island United Methodist Church, with the Reverends Carolyn Westlake and Rick Ormsby co-officiating. Burial of the urn followed at Pine Island Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion of Pine Island.

Marsha Biesiada 1962-2014

The clinic will be held on TuesThe Zumbrota Community Band day, April 22, at 11 a.m. at the practices on Monday nights at 7:30 Pine Island City Centre. p.m. in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School music room. VolunArea History Center teer musicians are welcome. The Oronoco Area History Cen- Toastmasters Meeting The Pine Island Toastmasters ter is open to visitors in the City meet at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at St. State Theatre Paul Lutheran Church. They do The State Theatre is at 96 East not meet on holiday weekends: 4th Street in Zumbrota. For inforChristmas, New Years, Easter, mation visit call 507Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor 272-1129. Day or Thanksgiving.

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PINE ISLAND A lifelong resident of Pine Island, Carl Owen died peacefully on Thursday April 10, 2014 at Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island, seven days before his 90th birthday. He was surrounded by his family. Carl Allen Owen was born April 17, 1924 to James and Lula Owen of rural Pine Island. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, graduated from Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanics Arts Naval training school in 1944 and served in World War II on the minesweeper USS Skirmish in the South Pacific. Upon completion of his service, Carl moved back to Pine Island and married Colleen Friary on July 1, 1950. He was a member of the Pine Island American Legion Post 184 for 66 years and participated in the SE Honor Flight to Wash-

ZUMBROTA Marsha K. Biesiada, 51, of Zumbrota and formerly of Coon Rapids, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Zumbrota Health Services. She was born on April 25, 1962, in Moorhead to James and Delores (Holzworth) Krueger. Marsha graduated from Blaine High School. She worked at Unisys, and for a hearing aid company. On September 23, 1988, she married Michael Biesiada in Robbinsdale and they later divorced. Marsha

made her home in Maple Grove. She was diagnosed with MS in 1993. In 1998 she moved into her mothers home in Blaine, and then moved to Zum-brota in 2012 to be with her family. Marsha enjoyed painting rocks, knitting, listening to Christian music, organizing photo albums, and playing Bingo at the nursing home. She was very social and enjoyed visiting with everyone. Marsha is survived by her sons, Travis Biesiada of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Jeremy Biesiada of San Tan Valley, Arizona; mother Delores of Goodhue; sisters, Michelle (David) Gwynn of Andover and Pam (Robert) Quam of Goodhue; and nieces and nephews. Marsha was preceded in death by her father, James; and grandparents. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at Mahn Family Funeral Home Larson Chapel in Zumbrota with Pastor Eric Westlake officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to Zumbrota Health Services.

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 811 a.m. or by appointment. To contact the History Center please call 507-356-2802 or 507-3985326 or visit www.pineisland

Poet-Artist Collaboration exhibit, March 31-May 15. Reception Sat., May 10, 6:30 p.m. Claudia Schmidt with Dean Magraw, CD release concert, Sat., April 19, 7:30 p.m. Yoga, Tues., April 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information go to www. or call 507-732-7616. Crossings is at 320 E Ave.

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

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Bernice Tri 1921-2014

made their home. Bernice worked at Knoltons Department Store, Red Owl in Rochester, Foleys Manufacturing in the Twin Cities, and had a greenhouse and floral shop with her husband. Bernice enjoyed reading, quilting, and watching westerns on TV. Bernice is survived by her children, Charlene (Quentin) Siems of Mazeppa, Rick Tri of Mazeppa, and Pauline (Gary) Thompson of Lindstrom; grandchildren, Brock and Krista Siems, Jeremy, Brian, and Dennis (Cassandra) Tri, Mark, Kelly, and Jeff Thompson. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert, who died on December 30, 2008; grandson, Mikal Tri; brother, Edward Schacht Jr.; and sister, Helen Britton. A funeral service was on Monday, April 14, at Mahn Family Funeral Home Larson Chapel in Zumbrota with Reverend Monsignor Robert Meyer officiating. Burial was in the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery in Mazeppa.

MILWAUKEE, WI Deborah Miller of Mazeppa is the recipient April 17-23 Thursday: 10:15 a.m. Exercises of the colleges Discovery Grant. Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. Exercises Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. Euchre Dordt College SIOUX CENTER, IA High school students from around the Library country submitted photos in the Nerd Prom: Battle of the Dordt College environmental studFandoms (grades 7-12), Friday, ies departments first annual photo April 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. contest. Along with the photo, stuGardening Ideas & Seed Swap, dents submitted essays describMonday, April 28, 6:30 p.m. ing how the photo relates to the The Zumbrota Public Library contest theme. Earning honorable is at 100 West Ave., Zumbrota, mention from Pine Island was Ellie 507-732-5211. Hours are Mon., Jasper, for her photo Unlikely 12-8; Tues. 10-6; Wed., Thurs., Hero. 12-8; Fri., 10-5; and Sat., 9-3. During closed hours you can learn College of St. Benedict ST. JOSEPH Megan Sigrist more about the library at http:// of Pine Island was inducted into www. the Omega Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national Catholic History Center The Zumbrota History Center honor society, on April 11. Applihas a new photo stand displaying cants must maintain a 3.9 grade over 50 photographs of early Zum- point average or higher.

Jacqueline Rau 1949-2014

Wear, Best Buy, KROC and KWWK radio, the Rochester Shopper, and Guyers and War-ners Stellian appliances. On October 22, 1988, Jackie was joined in marriage to Frank Rau, and they made their home in Pine Island. Jackie enjoyed gardening, quilting, golfing, reading, singing in the church choir, and spending time with her family. Her favorite place was on her pergola swing in the backyard. Survivors include her husband, Frank; her daughters, Sheila (Darin) Friary Yamasaki of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Kelly (Jason) Friary Arvidson of Lakeville; grandchildren, Alex, Catherine, and Lauren; and sisters, Therine (Bob) Gudknecht of Wanamingo, and Jeanie (Jim) Rucker of Oronoco. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. A memorial mass of Christian burial was on Saturday, April 12, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Pine Island with Father Randal Kasel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), or to a charity of the donors choice. Bernice I. Tri, age 92, of Mazeppa, died on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home. Bernice Isabel Schacht, was born on September 24, 1921, in Mazeppa Township, Wabasha County, to Edward and Rhoda (Elliot) Schacht. She attended school in Hammond. On August 5, 1950 she married Norbert M. Tri at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. They lived in St. Paul until 1954 when they moved to Mazeppa where they


Olive Campbell 1922-2014

before moving to a farm in Oronoco Township. In 1969 they moved into Oronoco. Olive was a homemaker until 1974 when she went to work for the Mayo Clinic for over ten years until her retirement. Olive was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oronoco, where she taught Sunday school for over 40 years, was active in ladies aid, and was also a member of Ladies Auxiliary in Oronoco. She enjoyed gardening and needle work. Olive also enjoyed babysitting, especially her grandchildren, and spending time with family and friends. Olive is survived by her sons, Keith Campbell of Plainview, Kent (Ken Gross) Campbell of Rochester; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce (Kenneth) Kappauf, and Margaret (Bob) Christopherson, both of Rochester. Olive was preceded in death by her husband John, who died on May 26, 2005; brothers, Harley and Vern Siems; and sister, Etta Mae Siems. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 15, at Grace Lutheran Church in Oronoco with Pastor Ben Kempfert officiating. Burial was in the Oronoco Cemetery.

PINE ISLAND Jackie (Youngkrantz) Rau, 64, passed away peacefully at home in Pine Island on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, surrounded by her family. Jackie was born on May 14, 1949, in Farmington, to Alton and Eleanor (Pangerl) Youngkrantz. She graduated from Pine Island High School in 1967. In 1968, she married Dale Friary of Pine Island. They later divorced. Jackie graduated cosmetology school and went on to own Jackies Beauty Shoppe in Zumbrota. She later worked in several sales positions, including Hannys Mens

Brianna Nicole Lopez, left, and Sarah Elizabeth Donovan were married in a beautiful ceremony on March 7, 2014, at the Ramsey County Courthouse. The ceremony was attended by Briannas mother, Terri Lopez, of Zumbrota; Sarahs parents, Terry and Suzie Donovan, of Plymouth; Briannas grandparents, Sherry and Roger Karlen; and Briannas younger cousin, Eden Karlen, who presented the rings during the ceremony. Music for the ceremony was performed by good friend and cellist Nicole Susuki. A celebratory dinner at the St. Paul Union Depots Cristos followed the wedding. Brianna is a Pine Island High School graduate and Sarah graduated high school in Wayzata. Both are recent graduates of the University of Minnesota.

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ORONOCO Olive C. Campbell, 91, of Oronoco, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Pine Haven Care Center. Olive Siems was born on July 14, 1922, in Mazeppa Township, Wabasha County, to Frederick and Clara (nee Lubahn) Siems. She graduated from Mazeppa High School. Olive worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a factory worker during World War II. On January 19, 1946, she married John Robert Campbell in Oronoco, and they lived in St. Charles for one year

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Goodhue Claudia Schmidt to perform CD More questions than answers release concert with Dean Magraw at Goodhue pool meeting
ZUMBROTA Claudia Schmidt will perform in her CD release concert with Dean Magraw at Crossings on Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. Schmidts newest CD, New Whirled Order, became available on March 4. Its Schmidts 19th recording, and her sixth with Red House Records. New Whirled Order is a collection of things Ive been writing in the last couple years, and a collection of really amazing musicians, [including] Dean Magraw on guitar, Schmidt wrote on her website. The result is a sparkling and powerful musical adventure. I am gleeful! Exploring jazz, folk, blues and world music genres going deep inside their idioms and then fusing them seamlessly together is something few musicians can do like Schmidt does. Schmidt transfixes listeners with her ethereal voice and insightful lyrics, then surprises them with a humorous anecdote between songs. Audiences are as delighted by her peerless musicality. Composer/guitarist Magraws musical passion transcends all boundaries, yet the vital essence of his distinctive style remains, while performing and recording solo, with numerous regional ensembles, and on projects with international notables as diverse as Japanese shamisen prodigy Nitta Masahiro, classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, South Indian virtuoso Nirmala Rajasheker, epic songstress Ruth MacKenzie, Irish supergroup Altan, radio personality Garrison Keillor, jazz bassist Anthony Cox, and many others. To reserve tickets, visit, call 507-732-7616, or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota. By R.D. Aaland GOODHUE City Engineer Andy Brandel and Bob Michelson, a planning expert with I & S Group, were at the April 9 Goodhue Pool Board meeting to answer questions. Brandel said the goal is to start destruction of the pool by September 1. The first questions had to do with the new pools design. Is the deep end large enough and does it need to be deeper than ten feet? Michelson explained that the tenfoot depth is standard with a low diving board, adding that it could be lowered to twelve feet for an additional cost. Pool board member Bonnie McNamara was concerned that the deep end of the pool was 320 square feet less than the existing pool. Brandel said that it could be expanded. Pool board member and city councilor John Adams reminded everyone that the final cost of the pool project needed to be under $1,100,000. The next concern was one of safety. Can two lifeguards cover the entire pool with its new U shape? Michelson said a third lifeguard would possibly be needed. Another idea brought up was to enlarge the cement area around the pool. Stacy Thuman stated that she has had many skilled craft employees who would like to volunteer to help. These include electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and excavators. This led to a long and indecisive discussion on insurance, warranty, age limits of workers, and how to work with the general contractor. The consensus seemed to be that the pool and the bath house should be let as two contracts. Michelson said that one large problem dealing with two contractors is what he calls stop and go points the coordination between two con-tractors could be interesting. Mayor Kerry Bien suggested that maybe Thuman should request the city council to act as the general contractor for the bath house. Most of the rest of the meeting had to do with the bath house. I & S Group had spent most of its time designing the new pool, and it was assumed that the present bath house would be rejuvenated. McNamara would like a bigger office, because she now shares space with the equipment. There were major concerns about dealing with the removal of the cement block interior walls and the cement floors. The best solution is possibly to tear it down and start over. Should they build onto the present structure or store the equipment outdoors? Brandel promised to take all the given concerns to his office and to crunch the numbers. He asked for some time, because there are a lot of unknowns. He said he would be ready to meet again on April 23, after the city council meeting.

There are still trees available for spring planting

If you didnt order any trees, the Goodhue County SWCD still has some available for spring planting. Shrubs available include: Red Splendor Crabapple, Highbush Cranberry, Redosier Dogwood, American Hazelnut, Juneberry, Common Purple Lilac, and Nannyberry. Deciduous Trees available include: River Birch, Black Cherry, Red Maple, Bur Oak, Red Oak, Swamp White Oak, White Oak, and Black Walnut. Coniferous trees available include: Eastern Arbor Vitae, Techny Arbor Vitae, Balsam Fir, Norway Pine, White Pine, Black Hills Spruce, Norway Spruce and White Spruce. To help minimize maintenance and enhance growth, the district is also making available tree mats, tree shelters and tree fertilizer packets. You can place an order by downloading and printing the tree order form from the website at If you need assistance ordering trees, you can contact the Goodhue SWCD at 651-923-5286 ext. 3.


Q: Last night I heard and saw what I believe was a flock of cranes. It was a dark night, with bright stars shining, but only a little moonlight. Is it common for cranes to migrate at night? A: Sandhill cranes normally migrate during the day, but in some circumstances they have been observed migrating after dark, especially if there is a bright starlit or moonlit night sky. A Florida field naturalist reported migratory sandhill cranes flying overhead at 10:30 p.m. and another two flocks flying overhead at 3 a.m. on the same night near Gainesville, Fla. on Nov. 2526, 1984. Sandhill cranes from eastern Minnesota winter in Florida and would be migrating to Florida in November. Carrol Henderson, nongame wildlife program supervisor

Snowmobile driver killed in accident

A truck versus snowmobile accident resulted in a death on April 4, 2014. At 10:29 a.m. the Goodhue County Sheriffs Office responded to a report of the accident on County Road 3 in Belvidere Township. Delbert Hardy, 57, of rural Red Wing, was operating a snowmobile that was entering the roadway from the lawn area of his residence at 25465 County Road 3 when he was struck by a pickup truck that was eastbound on County Road 3. The pickup, with a plow attached to the front, was being driven by Duane Stemmann, 66, also of rural Red Wing. Hardy, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. Stemmann was not injured. Also responding to the scene were the Goodhue First Responders, Red Wing Ambulance, and Life Link.

Maggie Mills places sixth at Section 1A speech tournament

By Marilyn Anderson BYRON Maggie Mills, a junior at Goodhue High School, placed sixth in the Informative Speaking category at the Section 1A speech tournament held in Byron on April 5. Fifteen teams were represented at the meet, with Cannon Falls taking first place in total points. With only the top three in each individual category advancing to state competition, this was the end of the season for the local speech team. Mills participated along with six students from ZumbrotaMazeppa High School throughout the season. Tom Ersland was their coach. Though this was Millss first year participating in speech, she has had considerable speaking experience in other activities. As a member of the Belvidere HappyGo-Luckies 4-H Club for eleven years, club demonstrations and project interviews at the county and state fair have given her valuable opportunities. As a chapter officer in FFA during her sophomore and junior years, Mills has also gained additional speaking experience. She said conferences such as the National 4-H Dairy Conference, Minnesota Ag Ambassador Institute, State and Naquotation. The purpose of Informative Speaking is to present information that the audience may or may not possess and that the student believes is important for the audience. For her presentation this year, Mills chose Kathrine Switzer, the first female to enter and finish the Boston Marathon, in 1967. What makes Switzer significant is that women were not permitted to enter and run in the marathon at that time. Women were allowed to participate beginning in 1972. Mills encourages others to participate in speech. She said, I really enjoyed speech team this year. It allowed me to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone by speaking at a competitive level. Feedback from the judges helped her to improve her weak-nesses and apply new speaking techniques. She also said the coaches and teammates assist with everything necessary to prepare for the competitions. At speech meets, I had the opportunity to meet other contestants from other area schools and form friendships, Mills said. I feel very fortunate to have competed at the section meet and place as one of the six finalists. I look forward to par-ticipating next year.

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house, hunting, especially coon, and fishing Part-time job: Runnings Favorite TV show: Trailer Park Boys; movie: Blazing Saddles; song: The Ride by David Allan Coe Future plans: Work until I feel like going to college

Riley Huemann Parents: Travis and Lana Huemann Siblings, ages: Dillon, 19; Garett, 16; Mason, 14; Natalie, 12 High school activities: Football and wrestling Favorite class or subject: Construction Best high school memory: Football games Out of school activities, hobbies: Snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, and hanging out with friends Part-time job: Lodermeiers, Inc. Favorite movie: The Dictator; song: Anything by Earl Dibbles, Jr. Future plans: Attend the University of Wisconsin River Falls

Tyler Vikingson Parents: Scott and Dawn Vikingson Siblings, ages: Nicole, 26 High school activities: Football Favorite class or subject: AP Biology Best high school memory: Senior football season Homecoming Out of school activities, hobbies: Sports, hanging out with friends, working out, and boating Part-time job: Joe Strauss Construction Favorite book: Green Eggs and Ham; movie: Django Unchained; TV show: How I Met Your Mother; song: Dixieland Delight by Alabama Future plans: Go to Winona State University for sports medicine

Molly, 10 High school activities: Solo ensemble contest (choir), TNT, FCCLA, and Knowledge Bowl Favorite class or subject: Choir and English Best high school memory: Senior year Homecoming Out of school activities, hobbies: Hiking, biking, camping, and singing Favorite book: The Host movie: Miss Congeniality; TV show: Greys Anatomy; song: 19 You and Me by Dan and Shay Future plans: Attend St. Cloud Technical College for generals, By R.D. Aaland GOODHUE Goodhue County then attend St. Cloud State University to major in psychology for District 4 Commissioner Jim Bryant addressed the Goodhue City a counseling degree Council on April 9 about two area road construction projects. The first project is the resurfacing of Goodhue County Road 6 (CR 6) from CR 1 to CR 9. This is a state and federal projects and thus it takes permits from both St. Paul and Washington D.C. It is hoped that bids can be in by June 2014, but the project will not be finished until the summer of 2015. This summer, the road will be widened to allow for two lanes of traffic plus a shoulder on each side of the road. It will be gravel until next year when the road will be surfaced using concrete. The shoulders will be covered with asphalt. The second area project is building an overpass at the intersection of US Highway 52 and Goodhue CR 9. Construction is expected Andrew Brunholzl to start at any time. It will involve Parents: Mark and Carla detours and stoppages on CR 9 Siblings, ages: Alex, 19 High school activities: Cur- and a single lane on Highway 52. rently attending Rochester Com- The main obstacle with this project may be the drivers on Highway munity and Technical College as 52. Bryant requests that all driva full-time PSEO student ers in the area stay alert and obey Out of school activities, hob- construction signs. bies: Hunting, fishing, snow- Building permit request Travis Thomforde requested a mobiling building permit from the city counPart-time job: Timm Farms Favorite song: Anything by cil for an addition to be built for more storage for the Goodhue Area George Strait Future plans: Continue my Historical Society. He explained that the present building is 84 feet education by 48 feet and the addition, which

tional FFA Conventions, and FFA leadership camps, along with church programs, have all provided her multiple opportunities to speak in front of an audience. Informative Speaking is just one of thirteen events (categories) that the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) conducts. Informative Speaking is described by MSHSL as an event in which the student presents an original informative composition of which no more than 10% shall be direct

Resurfacing of County Road 6 is planned

is also 84 feet by 48 feet, will be attached perpendicular to it. The addition will be built on a slab without heat. The construction will be slow to start due to architecture, engineering and soiling. They hope to start in July of 2014. Mayor Kerry Bien told him that should not be a problem because the building permit is good for one year.
Third Street project

the new style garbage cans is working very well. There will be a special property tax information meeting at 5:30 p.m. on April 23 at the city hall.

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SCHOOL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT#253 MEETING AGENDA GOODHUE, MN 55027 MONDAY APRIL 21, 2014 MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM 7:30 P.M. I. Call the Meeting to Order II. Roll Call III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Consider changes to the agenda V. Reports 1. Student Report 2. Business Managers report 3. Superintendent Report 4. Principals reports VI. Old Business A. Consideration to approve the second reading of Policies #415 - Mandated reporting of Vulnerable Adults, #506 Student Discipline, # 514 - Bullying VII. New Business A. Approve consent agenda items as follows: 1. Minutes of regular board meeting on March 17 , 2014 2. Approval of bills payable for the month of March/April 2014. 3. Approval of hires 4. Approval of leaves 5. Approval of extended time for Jessica Holst 6. Approve of non-renewal of nontenured teacher(s) 7. Approve Donations B. Consideration to approve the new Teacher Evaluation model C. Consideration to approve Spanish fundraiser D. Consideration to approve the work agreements for support staff E. Consideration to approve the work agreement for head custodian F. Consideration to approve first reading of policies 406, 509, 515 G. Consideration to approve the recommendations of the technology committee H. Consideration to approve the posting for Student representatives to the School Board I. Consideration to approve summer school programs for elementary and high school VIII. Reports A. Board/Committee reports B. Upcoming Meetings IX. Adjournment

City engineer Andy Brandel informed the council that the bids for the Third Street project are open and available to be perused. There were five bids all under the proposed estimates. The bids will be checked for completeness, and Brandel will review them and make his recommendation. A contractor will be selected at the next council meeting on April 23.
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The council accepted the summer quotes as turned in. Construction at the sewer plant is still scheduled to begin on Monday, May 12. Soil testing by Chosen Valley at the swimming pool was to be completed on April 10. It was reported that the use of

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GOODHUE Voth Insurance Agency, LLC of Goodhue was recently named to the prestigious 2014 Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company Presidents Club. Recognized by Grinnell Mutual President and CEO Larry Jansen, Voth Insurance Agency ranks among the companys top 50 agencies and 12 farm mutual companies for outstanding achievement in the insurance profession and for superior performance. Presidents Club members provide insight on key insurance and business issues to Grinnell Mutual. The agents and staff at Voth Insurance Agency will be presented with a plaque and letter of recognition from Grinnell Mutual for the agencys notable achievement.

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Mazeppa renews phased retirement agreement with city administrator

By Alicia Hunt-Welch MAZEPPA The city council approved a phased retirement agreement for Mazeppa City Administrator Duane Hofschulte at the April 9 council meeting. This is the third year the city has entered into this agreement with Hofschulte to work part-time, and the administrator indicated it would be the last, as he intends to fully retire in 2015. The contract will be effective July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. His hours should not exceed 1,040, which is about 20 hours a week. A motion by Tom Marsh to approve the agreement carried 4-0. Hofschulte recommended that the council gather a committee this summer to begin planning for the future of the position.
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Kenedy Beebe Parents: Chris and Tamara Beebe Siblings, ages: Katia, 15; Grace, 12 High school activities: National Honor Society, SADD, senior mentor, Senior Class Committee, color guard, band Favorite class or subject: Advanced biology with Ms. Heitmann Best high school memory: Prom, coronation, and spending time with friends Out of school activities, hobbies: Dance at Zumbrota Dance Studio, hanging out with friends and family Part-time job: Teller at Bank of Zumbrota Favorite book: The Bible; movie: Catching Fire and Pearl Harbor; TV show: Greys Anatomy; song: Too many to choose! Future plans: Go to college, major in nursing, become a surgical nurse volunteer in other countries, and travel!

Cody Heitman Parents: Dustin and Danielle Heitman Siblings, ages: Caitlyn, 16; Conner, 14 High school activities: Cross country, soccer, football, wrestling, baseball, track, freestyle and GrecoRoman wrestling Favorite class or subject: Sociology with Mr. Raasch Best high school memory: Section dance team to see my sis; and wrestling State with my team and individually Out of school activities, hobbies: Eating with friends, video games, hunting, fishing Part-time job: OReilly Shamrock Farms as a milker Favorite book: Little House on the Prairie; movie: Division 3, Project X, and Dumb and Dumber; TV show: Archer, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad; song: Anything by Alt J Future plans: Follow in my fathers footsteps in the packaging/delivering industry or also known as FedEx for short. Love you, Dad!

Ryan Bennett Parents: Derrick and Sheralyn Siblings, ages: Aaron, 20; Paige, 15 High school activities: Football, choir, golf, National Honor Society, freshman mentor, youth services, Senior Class Committee Favorite class or subject: Advanced biology with Ms. Heitmann Best high school memory: Varsity football games Out of school activities, hobbies: Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, hanging with friends, youth mission trips, peer ministry group Part-time job: Cook at Gunners Grill Favorite book: The Lord of the Rings series; movie: I Am Legend; TV show: The Big Bang Theory; song: Sweet Annie by Zac Brown Band Future plans: Attend South Dakota State University (Brookings) to explore my interest in pharmacy.

From Our Files

20 Years Ago April 13, 1994
Members of the forensics team went to Byron on Thursday, April 7, to participate in the sub-district competition. They were Michelle Mann, Jodi Schafer, Jessica Lodermeier, Kim Roschen, Jill Quast, Gretal Stern, Melanie Holst, Deb OReilly, Stacy Mehrkens, Susan Kappers, Karen Mehrkens, Craig Schwartau, Chris Lodermeier, Drew Smith, Jeff Burfeind, Kim Mandelkow, Roxie Rusch, David McNamara, Jolene Johnson, Nikkie Kreye, Sheila Germann, Angie Holm, and Marie Stenlund.

Thomas Voss Parents: John and Theri Voss Siblings, ages: Avery, 15; Abigail, 12 High school activities: National Honor Society, musical tech crew Favorite class or subject: Honors biology Out of school activities, hobbies: Coaching soccer, reading, playing piano Part-time job: Librarian aide Favorite book: The Paladin Prophecy; movie: Enders Game; TV show: Dr. Who Future plans: Go to college

Former Mazeppa resident Steve Peplinski wrote a public letter to the city, which he requested to be read aloud and placed in the meeting minutes, noting his objection to rezoning a commercial property he formerly occupied. However, there was no rezoning request up for consideration. That evening a public hearing was held in regard to a conditional use permit. Pat Laganiere purchased the building on 1st Avenue South formerly occupied by Peplinski. Laganiere plans to turn the building into two rental units, with an apartment upstairs and another on the street level, with space for a business suite on the main floor. These plans comply with the citys ordinance with approval of a conditional use permit. The city has not taken any action to rezone the building. The Mazeppa Planning & Zoning Board previously reviewed the plans and presented them to the city council on March 5 as the next step. No public comment was offered regarding the conditional use permit. A motion by Tom Marsh to grant the conditional use permit carried 4-0. Peplinski no longer lives in Mazeppa. City attorney Steve Erwin also shared several letters with the council that Peplinski had written to them. Those letters were

Wabasha County Deputy Joe Modjeski presented the policing report for the month of March. During that time deputies responded to four traffic violations, three suspicious incidents, three reports of harassment/threat, three security alarms, two domestic incidents, two theft offenses, one domestic incident, and one request to check on the welfare of an individual. Councilman Mike Hammes expressed concern about juveniles driving all-terrain vehicles in his area. Modjeski said the deputies will be notified.
Other business

The council discussed Andrew Millers request to replat two lots into one. His plan is to eventually construct a garage. The city administrator would clarify any ordinance questions with Miller before he decides to move forward with plans. Mazeppas annual Spring Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 9-11 a.m. in the community center parking lot. Volunteers are needed to help. Contact city hall for more infor-mation at 843-3685. Hofschulte said a representative from Minnesota Energy was at city hall to obtain information to determine if bringing natural gas to Mazeppa is an option. The city will wait to hear from the agency. Hammes suggested that more gravel is needed to fill a hole in front of the old hardware store where the street was torn up. The next city council meeting is on Wednesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Charles Lyke. *** Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hanson and Miss Ragna Gynild of Minneapolis were Sunday guests at the Ralph Halvorson home. Thursday afternoon. *** Marie Bjugan of Moland visited from Sunday until Friday last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Ryan. *** Mrs. Gerhard Husbyn returned home Friday from Min70 Years Ago neapolis, where she had visited April 13, 1944 Gerhard Johnson of Faribault since Tuesday with her daughters, was a caller in Wanamingo last Grace and Hazel Husbyn.

40 Years Ago April 18, 1974

Jeff Schafer of Goodhue and Don Prokasky of Mazeppa will display works in an art show at The Friedrich City Center in Red Wing, April 21-27. *** Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dankers were Sunday evening visitors at the Nick Luhman home. *** Mrs. Francis Majerus spent Easter Sunday in the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Majerus, along with the Larry Zimmerman family.

20 Years Ago April 6, 1994

Laura Moon, daughter of Jim and Cindy Moon, advanced to state piano competition on March 6.

30 Years Ago April 11, 1984

Vicky Holets was named Student of the Month for March, representing the vocal music department. *** Keith Kennedy was named Most Valuable Wrestler and Todd Kennedy Most Improved Wrestler at the wrestling banquet on Sunday. *** Connie Heimberg of Pine Island is among six candidates vying for Dodge County Dairy Princess.

sas to Fergus Falls. *** Theresa 20 Years Ago OReilly and Helen Kosec of Red April 13, 1994 Ray Hegseth and John Tiller are BORN TO: Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wing visited friends here on Monretiring after serving many years Holm, a daughter, Sheila Marie, day. as volunteer firemen with the on March 8. *** Miss Connie Wanamingo Fire Department. Matthees, who teaches at Danube, 40 Years Ago spent her Easter vacation at her April 11, 1974 parents home. *** Mrs. W.C. Mrs. Selma Aakre, Mrs. Lillian Ryan and Jim Franklin were among Flaten, Mrs. Lorraine Lee, and Mrs. other relatives entertained for dinHarold Clauson and Gloria were ner on Easter at the Dibald Haustein guests of Mrs. Marian Vold in home in Red Wing. Cannon Falls on Saturday after60 Years Ago noon. *** Sunday afternoon guests April 15, 1954 at the Joel Hegseth home were Mr. and Mrs. Winnie Ullevig of BORN TO: Mr. and Mrs. Al Faribault. *** Mr. and Mrs. Arne Dobmeier, a son, on April 12. *** Stockmo attended a birthday party Last Wednesday evening callers Sunday for Walter Ring in Zumon the LeVerne Diercks family brota. were Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Swenson 50 Years Ago of White Rock. *** Mr. and Mrs. April 16, 1964 Ed Zuehlke of Rochester were Miss Sonia Opsahl of Harmony visitors in the Silas Buck home on visited Friday and Saturday at her Wednesday. parents home. *** Miss Sandra 70 Years Ago Lyke, who is employed in RochMarch 13, 1944 ester, spent the weekend at the Misses Agnes OReilly and Rita home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. OReilly of Minneapolis were GOODHUE, 1974 Donald Thomweekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. forde, operator of Dons Midland Service, is seeking the endorsement Tom OReilly and family. *** of the Republican Party as a Lawrence Ryan visited his family candidate for the office of state 10 Years Ago here this week enroute from Kan- representative from District 25B. April 7, 2004 Chelsea Mahoney is the 2004 Goodhue County Dairy Princess. Her attendants are Sheila Lexvold and Nikki Heydmann. *** Head 40 Years Ago and alternate to Girls State, and Start children at Three Rivers April 11, 1974 David Jackson and Bob Feigal, Community Action in Zumbrota Mrs. Edna Zeller of Rochester delegate and alternate to Boys State. are enjoying their postcard travwas a Sunday dinner guest at the *** An open house to celebrate els throughout the United States. home of Mrs. Nora Alberts. *** the 80th birthday of Lena Hassler Roger McDonough, a long haul Mrs. F.W. Dietz is seriously ill at will be on Sunday, April 26, at the truck driver for Dart Trucking out of Eagan, has sent them 60 postthe Methodist Hospital in Roch- home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren cards this year from 20 states. ester, and the family is making Hassler. 20 Years Ago daily trips to be with her. *** Mr. 60 Years Ago April 6, 1994 and Mrs. Roger Raudabaugh and April 15, 1954 On March 11 Sergeant Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Holst spent BORN TO: Mr. and Mrs. Rob- J. Parrish of the United States Wednesday evening at the home ert Glamm, a son, Kenneth Earl, Marine Corps received the Navy of Mr. and Mrs. Hess in Faribault. on April 8. *** Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Commendation Medal for meri50 Years Ago Elias spent Monday afternoon at torious service from November 30, April 16, 1964 the Donald Jackson home in 1990 to November 15, 1993. He Attending Boys and Girls Roscoe. *** Mrs. Melvin Jones is the son Roger and Sandy Hinz County last week were Linda of Byron was an overnight guest of Zumbrota. *** Specialty EquipKarlen and Marcia Bryan, delegate Saturday at the Clarence Lueck ment recently opened its doors in Zumbrota. The new business is home. owned and operated by Neil and Chuck Letourneau and is located in the garage where CR Auto Body & Repair was located.

50 Years Ago April 2, 1964

WANAMINGO, 1974 Retired businessman Marv Sathrums latest project on behalf of the Wanamingo Volunteer Fire Department has been the refurbishing of the old alarm bell, constructed in 1917, which rang firemen into action in the days before the siren.

The new Goodhue County Dairy Princess was crowned on Saturday evening at the annual ceremony held in Pine Island. She is Ruth Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller of rural Zumbrota. The attendants are Denise Tiedemann and Linda Gadient. *** Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richter, Jeff and Janet of Goodhue and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hauschidt and Sara, of Zumbrota were guests last Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Scharpen. *** The children of Mr. and Mrs. Ludvig Johnson hosted a dinner at the Edgewood Restaurant in Cannon Falls on Saturday evening in honor of their parents 55th wedding anniversary. *** Mr. and Mrs. Keith Olson and son, Chad, recently enjoyed a weekend of visiting the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kruse at Moose Lake. *** Mr. and Mrs. John Heine of Faribault visited at the home of Mr. and Mr. Orval Downing last Saturday evening. Mrs. Clara Tollefsrud was guest of honor Sunday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Hoven when 30 relatives came to help her celebrate her 83rd birthday. *** Mrs. Dora Stucky of Waterville spent last week with her sister, Mrs. E.O. Sohn. *** Mr. and Mrs. Byron Boraas toured the Watkins plant at Winona last Wednesday. *** Mr. and Mrs. George Freeman and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sandberg attended a dinner in St. Peter Monday night. The dinner was given in honor of Mr. C.B. Nelson who has served as district manager for 25 years with the State Farm Insurance Company. *** Mr. and Mrs. George Fogelson spent Sunday in Lafayette with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Olson. *** Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Krier and son Keith and Miss Diane Lexvold attended a farewell dinner along with other relatives Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Frank in Plainview. They are moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


50 Years Ago April 9, 1964

30 Years Ago April 1, 1984

Myron Lips was among the relatives who attended a family gathering on Sunday at the home of Mrs. Alma Lips in Kenyon. *** Mr. and Mrs. Glen Witt were recent Sunday visitors at the Willie Witt home in Lake City. *** Mr. and Mrs. Maybin Timm, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Timm and Levi Timm were supper guests Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everal Sandord in Pine Island. *** Dorothea Trelstad returned to her Zumbrota home last PINE ISLAND, 1974 The Pine Island speech team scored twice as many points as second-place Zumbrota week after spending the winter at the District IV Speech Contest held in Wanamingo last week. Students who qualified for regional months in Floria. ZUMBROTA, 1964 Students Vernell Buck and Julie Brunner and
competition are, front row: Bunni Fisher, Deanna Ellis, Rochelle Meyer, Jenny Robertson, Dena Agerter, Jon Fisher, and Joy Zemke; back row: Maria Haack, James Weggen, Malissa Newell, Matt Walter, Joe Fisher, Carl Vettel, Tom Koperski, and Kelli Rundquist.

40 Years Ago April 11, 1974

instructor Kenneth Quiring represented Zumbrota High School at the Teen-Age Conference on Smoking and Health on April 11 in Hastings.


Zumbrota/Mazeppa Different day and location for Farmers Market this year
ZUMBROTA As spring is slowly making its way into the area, local farmers and producers are getting ready for the Zumbrota Farmers Market to start up again. After running indoors on Main Street throughout the winter, vendors are gearing up for the outdoor market that has been a staple in Zumbrota for quite a few years. The market will run May 20 through October 15. A few things are new this summer. Most notably, the new day will be a Tuesday, with the market running from 4-8 p.m. in the evening (until dusk in the fall). It will also be held at the Covered Bridge Park across from the Skate Park this summer, due to construction on East Avenue. Market Manager Stephan Jennebach explained, We decided to move the market day and time for several reasons: from June 10 until the end of July, it will overlap with Music in the Park customers will be able to come out to the Farmers Market and browse the selections, then stay for a great concert afterwards. Also, we will have a wood-fired pizza oven on site, which will allow customers to order fresh pizza for dinner while they wait. Dinner and a concert, if you will. He explained that on the weeks without Music in the Park, options for additional entertainment are currently being explored: We want to make the Zumbrota Farmers Market more of an event, for individuals as well as the whole family. In addition to vendors, we would also like to invite area nonprofit organizations to come out with a table and promote their cause to the community at no charge. In addition to the usual fresh produce, vendors will also sell artisan bread, canned veggies, sweet treats and handcrafted items. Currently, there are still spots available for new vendors. The Zumbrota Area Farmers Market Association will hold an informational meeting at the Zumbrota Library on Wednesday, April 30, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Stephan Jennebach at (507) 732-4667.

Olympic silver medalist visits Zumbrota

ZUMBROTA Conway and Avonne Marvin had a special visitor at their Zumbrota home on March 30. Gigi Marvin, winner of the silver medal with Team USA in womens hockey in Sochi, was playing in a hockey tournament at the Rochester Rec Center and stopped to visit her relatives before heading back home to Warroad on the Canadian border. Several other relatives were in the group, as was one of her Olympic teammates. From left to right are Conway, Clare, Gigi, and Avonne Marvin. Gigis family has had a close connection to Zumbrota for years as her late grandfather Cal Marvin (a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame) was a first, and close, cousin to Conway. The families have remained close over the years despite being on opposite ends of the state.

ZM choir receives superior rating in Large Group Contest

RANDOLPH On Tuesday, March 11, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School concert choir performed in the Minnesota State High School Large Group Contest at Randolph High School. The choir performed Come to Me, O My Love by Allan Robert Petker, Ching-a Ring Chaw by Aaron Copland, and Keep Your Lamps arranged by Andre Thomas. They received outstanding comments from all three judges including good use of dynamic variety throughout, clear and strong tone equality, I really like the free and open tone quality, good energy in your singing, good enunciation and good intensity, and very clear and understandable. Out of 40 points total, the choir received 35, 35, and 36, for a superior rating. The students of the choir also had the chance to listen to choirs from other schools. During this time they had the opportunity to evaluate the other choirs based upon: tone quality, intonation, rhythm, balance and blend, technique interpretation and musicianship, diction and other performance factors. The choir will receive a trophy awarded by the Minnesota State High School League. The ZMHS concert choir is directed by Susan Peterson and was accompanied by Dianne Isaacson.

Alms wins Coffee Mills grand prize

Zumbrota Ambulance senior medic Tim Mack is with ZM students who received door prizes during a recent farm equipment safety presentation. From left to right are Mack, Cody Heitmann, Tyler Poncelet, Caitlynn Heitmann, Tyler Andrist, Connor Tiegen, and Dallas Gruhlke.

ZM agriculture students get a lesson in safety

By Tawny Michels ZUMBROTA Nice weather is fast approaching and that can mean one thing for the surrounding area, farming! ZM High School students got a lesson in safety on the road now that farm equipment will be back on the road again. The presentation was presented to agriculture students with the support of ZM ag teacher Jon Yusten. The focus of the presentation was mainly safety while operating and driving farm equipment, consequences of not following safety precautions, and descriptions of accidents in recent years, some of which were fatal. The idea came from Tim Mack, senior medic at Zumbrota Area Ambulance. He said, In my almost thirty years as a paramedic I have responded to at least 15 farm equipment accidents involving serious injury or death. Mack also knows first-hand how it feels to be in an accident involving a vehicle and a tractor, In high school I was struck by a car while driving a farm tractor. There were no serious injuries in that crash, but I know how quickly things can go wrong if drivers are not paying attention. After responding to an accident involving a farm tractor, Mack was driving near Randolph, and they had their high schools tractor parade. Mack noticed several students driving tractors to school without displaying the required slow moving vehicle emblems or their flashers. That is when the idea for the presentation came to him. Mack decided to focus his time on high school-aged drivers to educate them on the importance of proper farm equipment use on public roads. With support from the Minnesota Farm Bureau, the Zumbrota Ambulance, and the ZumbrotaMazeppa FFA Alumni this presentation was developed. After doing some research Mack learned that the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation had some grant money that would help fund the safety related door prizes to hand out at these presentations. Information was then gathered from the Minnesota State Patrols comm-ercial vehicle division, the U of M Extension Service, and the Farm Bureau transportation handbook.
Safety points

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA After a 30th anniversary event throughout March at the Coffee Mill caf, owners Dean and Carol Jackson started April off by contacting winners of the celebrations drawings. Brenda Alms of Goodhue was the grand prize winner of the 46-inch flat-screen television in the customer appreciation event. Picking up her prize on April 7, Alms said she has never won a prize before. She wasnt at home when the call came. She said, I thought my husband was playing a joke on me. As members of the restaurants anniversary club, Alms said she and her husband, Bruce, had recently received their card for their own anniversary, coming up later this month. The Jacksons said there were 900 entries for the drawings. Customers brought in coupons from the Zumbro Shopper for discounted meals. The coupons were also used to register for prizes. Carol Jackson said, It was a busy month.

People were watching for the coupons - that was good. We appreciate our customers.
Other prizes awarded

Gas cards $100, Jackie Luetke, Red Wing; $50, Darrel Montgomery, Zumbrota; Jean Borgschatz, Wanamingo. Groceries $100, Glenda Dorhmann, Pine Island; $50, Dan

Tiedeman, Lake City; Duane Eckert, Zumbrota. Boxes of steaks Joe Morseth, Zumbrota; Dick Weber, Mazeppa; Carol Frederickson, Zumbrota; Donna Hegseth, Zumbrota; Bob Quast, Zumbrota; Karen Fredrickson, Wanamingo. Sixteen cans of coffee were also given away.

Wabasha County Historical Society prepares for the 2014 season

READS LANDING Lets tell a story is the goal of the Wabasha County Historical Society for the Museum at Reads Landing. Through the Interpretive Plan, the Historical and Cultural Grant awarded by the Minnesota Historical Society, Sara Yaeger and Tom Church of Bluestem Heritage Group are working with the Interpretive Plan committee to develop exhibits. The displays are intended for visitors to experience the native, natural and cultural history of Wabasha County. The themes discussed for the development of displays include: Twelve Millennia on the Mississippi, Chief Wapashaws County, At Home in Wabasha, Capitol of the Frontier, Securing the Blessings of Liberty, and The River and the Rails and Making Modern Wabasha County. The committee members are looking to form and enhance the displays through this process. The Wabasha County Historical Society Museum at Reads Landing will officially open May 17, 2014 for the season. It will be open Saturdays and Sundays through mid-October. The hours are 1-4 p.m. All members of the Wabasha County Historical Society are welcome to attend the next meeting on April 26, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. at the Reads Landing School Museum. After the business meeting, the members will prepare the museum for the season. Some of the events planned include the Antique Car Ride, stopping at the museum on May 3, 2014, and a trunk show presentation scheduled for May 6, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System Lake City Care Center. Additional events will be scheduled pending the Large Construction Grant work, at later date.
Brenda Alms (seated) of Goodhue was the grand prize winner of the 46inch flat-screen television in the 30th anniversary celebration at the Coffee Mill. Dean Jackson, Ben Ray (behind prize), Sharla Gerken, and Carol Jackson were all on hand when she picked it up on April 7.

The main safety points that are emphasized during these presentations are: 1. Seat belt use 2. Correct use of flashers and slow moving vehicle emblems 3. Not using flood and work lights while on public roads 4. Using an escort vehicle when required by law 5. Watching for other traffic 6. Using hitch mechanisms correctly. 7. Minimizing distractions like cell phones while operating farm equipment. While the emphasis of this program has been on farmers who operate farming equipment, it is important that every day drivers also educate themselves. Mack said, Other drivers on the road should understand that todays farm equipment is very large and has a lot of blind spots to the sides and rear. Farm equipment also moves at a much slower speed that regular traffic. Education on the part of the farmers and the general public is the key to keeping everyone safe on the roads. For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Tim Mack at bridgeview ZUMBROTA Famous composers came to life in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa

ZM fourth grade class presents Compose Yourself


Elementary School gym on Thursday, March 20, as the fourth grade class presented its musical Compose Yourself. Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and many more well-known composers from various periods in music history were played by a talented group of students who sang solos and interacted with modern day students. The audience was not only introduced to music written by these composers but had the chance to hear some students and composers test their skills at a composer rap. Madelyn Fredrickson entertains the audience singing a solo as Ludwig van Beethoven. Behind her in the front row: Gus Noetzel, Megan Davis, Alexis Knott, and Isabelle Flicek; back row: Luke Janssen, Mariana Pantoja, Hunter Hoefs, and Dalton Hall.

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