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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 No. 33

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Taste of Pine Island Two from Goodhue County are is August 22 vying for Princess Kay title
By Audra DePestel PINE ISLAND The second annual Taste of Pine Island event will be on Thursday, August 22 from 5-9 p.m. outdoors at Pine Haven Care Center. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Pine Haven Care Center, Pine Island Area Home Services, Pine Island Bank, Better Brew Coffee House, and Thrivent Financial. The event is hosted by Zumbro-Cannon Valley Community of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, with all the proceeds benefiting Pine Haven Care Center and Pine Island Area Home Services equally. Last years Taste of Pine Island raised over $20,000 and also received the Star of the North award from Congressman John Kline. This year, the event committee is hoping to raise $35,000. Volunteers played a big role in the success of the event by donating their time and talents. Last year and again this year, Lions Club members, the Pine Island High School football team and the Pine Island Fire Department will be assisting organizers and other community members with the event. The 2013 Taste of Pine Island will have more tent space and be more family friendly. Appetizers, a full meal, refreshments, and spirits will be provided by Rainbow Caf, Island Sports Bar and Grill, Borgy Boyz, Island Market, Pine Island American Legion, Better Brew Coffee House, Pine Island Sports Bar and Liquor Store. Childrens meal tickets will be available for $5 at the door and there will be a bounce castle donated by Pine Island Hardware Hank. A variety of musical talent will also entertain during the event including a special guest appearance by Bob Wootton and Six Mile Grove. Other local talent performing at the event will be Pine Island Dixieland Band, Saint Paul Lutheran Praise Group, and Paul Miller and Jukebox Cruisen with musicXPress. A silent auction with an assortment of gifts and goodies will be held. Businesses can also participate in the Donor Board which will feature four Olympic levels starting with Bronze at $100, Silver at $250, Gold at $500, and Platinum at $1000. Donors will be publicly thanked and listed in the News-Record. For more information contact the Pine Island Thrivent office at 507-356-4009. By Marilyn Anderson For the first time, Goodhue County will have two representatives among the twelve finalists competing for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Libby Mills of Lake City and Rachael Rostad of Zumbrota were selected at the conclusion of a three-day event for county dairy princesses held in St. Joseph, Minnesota in May. They will compete August 19-21 with ten other candidates for the title. Coronation will take place at the State Fair Band Shell Wednesday, August 21 at 8:30 p.m. Generous sponsors have made free bus transportation available for people to attend the coronation of the 60th Princess Kay. If interested, contact Lindsay Finnesgard, Goodhue County Dairy Princess Coordinator, at 507-421-6444. The bus will leave at 4 p.m., picking up riders at Lake City and Zumbrota before stopping at Cannon Falls to eat.
May competition and summer

Rostad and Mills, along with Nicole Hinsch of Goodhue, were crowned 2013 Goodhue County Dairy Princesses in early April at the annual Goodhue County Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) banquet. From May 1719, forty-nine dairy princesses from across Minnesota gathered at the


Zumbrota Fire Board has new joint powers agreement

ZUMBROTA At the August 5 meeting of the Zumbrota Area Fire Board, members were finally able to reach a joint powers agreement. A new formula based on a combination of 34 percent for buildings, 16 percent for land, 30 percent for population, and 20 for area, brought the citys share of the budget to 49 percent, and the townships would pay the remaining 51 percent. Some reconfiguring may be done in the next few weeks, but the new motion carried,with all members voting to accept the proposal. It was also agreed that the new fire board contract should be locked in for five years instead of ten. Fire board members will not be allowed to drop out of the contract during that time. Any members wishing to drop out must give a one-year notice at the end of the five year period. The board will hire a grant writer to help get funding for $65,000 of firemens helmets, uniforms and boots that must be updated next year, and also for the pumper truck which will be purchased when the 2015 models are available.Cost of the grant writer is not to exceed $2,400.

Harvest Music Festival is August 25 at East Park

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA A full afternoon of entertainment is planned for Sunday, August 25, at the Harvest Music Festival at Zumbrotas East Park. The event, organized and supported by United Redeemer Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial, will benefit the Zumbrota Food Shelf. Bring your lawn chair for the 1 p.m. start to hear great bluegrass and gospel music, and much more. East Park is one block east of Highway 58/ Main Street, between 6th and 7th Streets. There is no admission fee, but free-will cash or check donations to the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf are encouraged. The service area of the food shelf includes Zumbrota, Mazeppa, Wanamingo, Bellechester, and Goodhue. Homemade pie and ice cream as well as popcorn, pop, and water will be available throughout the festival.
Variety of music

College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph to participate in workshops and judging. In addition to Rostad and Mills being selected as finalists, Alydia Lee of Lake City, representing Wabasha County, was also named a Princess Kay candidate. Judging included a simulated media interview, a speech presentation and a professional interview. All dairy princesses are young women from dairy farm families or are involved in the dairy industry through their employment or that of their parents. Since being selected as a finalist and also serving as Goodhue County Princess over the summer, Rostad said the local support has been really great. Everyone is excited for Libby and me. My family is really excited - my mom is talking about having Rachael Butterhead Days at the caf! But Rostad also noted how much she enjoys having people share experiences with her. It is more fun to be able to incorporate experiences when talking with judges. Over the summer Rostad has been busy getting ready for the Goodhue County Fair where she is in her last year as a 4-Her. The summer has also been full for both she and Mills, making appearances in community parades and serving ice cream at various Dairy Day promotions. In addition to school visits, Mills noted a new focus of the summer for the princesses was visiting child care centers in the county. Mills said she never expected to be a finalist for Princess Kay, and she appreciates the support from everyone. The experience at the State Fair will be unique, one she is looking forward to even sitting in a cooler for eight hours to have her likeness carved in butter. One reason is that the carver, Linda Christensen, is in her 42nd year doing it and is such a professional. Mills is also an active 4-Her with both Princess Kay finalists showing cattle at the county fair. She mentioned their participation in a cow-milking contest at the fair as well as making ice cream. Mills also enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Breakfast on the Farm at Lyle and Shannon Dickes farm in June.
Finalists activities

Libby Mills, left, and Rachael Rostad will be at the State Fairgrounds August 19-21 taking part in activities leading up to the Princess Kay coronation at 8:30 p.m., August 21 at the State Fair Band Shell.

Libby Mills, a Goodhue County Dairy Princess and finalist for Princess Kay of the Milky Way, was in the ring at the Goodhue County Fair on August 8 showing her Holstein steer. Rachael Rostad, also a Princess and finalist had been in the ring earlier in the morning competing.

The Harvest Music Festival Committee is pleased with the number and quality of individuals and groups that have agreed to take part in the event. Tom Ersland of Zumbrota will be emcee for the

afternoons program. Performers for the festival are: Annie Mack The Rochester singer is known throughout southern Minnesota for combining blues, gospel, country, and soul in her performances. Heroes Choir A group of area women that has performed at other events, under the direction of Diane Isaacson. SeVy A gospel family quartet (mother and daughters) from the Twin Cities area. Bear Creek Boys A group from Bear Creek Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow that performs blue grass and gospel music. Zumbro River Band Membership of the group is from Rochesters Zumbro Lutheran Church. Cedar Valley Blue Grass From the Rochester area, the group performs at several area events and services. Dylon Starr, Ben Parrish Two area young men who have also been active in Rochester Civic Theatre musicals. Mike Isaacson Visiting from Iowa, Isaacson will perform a variety of music. Members of the festival planning committee are Cheryl Hill,

Diane Isaacson, Ruth Kempf, Evie Korsten, Charlie Nelson, Allan Nilson, Jessica Ottem, Kathy Roberts, Pastor Susan Vikstrom, and Leah Wichman-Hinz. WichmanHinz may be contacted for more information at 732-7297.
Food shelfs monetary needs are high

The duos busy schedule continues. Princess Kay competition and coronation takes place before the State Fair begins. The finalists arrive on Monday, August 19. In addition to a dinner in the evening, they spend time with the student ambassadors. Tuesday is devoted to judging which will again

include simulated media and professional interviews. Extemporaneous and prepared speeches are both part of the judging. Candidates are also kept busy on Wednesday leading up to a banquet and coronation in the evening. Besides spending a day getting their likeness carved in butter, (Princess Kay is carved the first day), if not crowned, they will still be busy at the fair. Each finalist has three scheduled days where they are available for interviews and other presentations, including being in the 2 p.m. parades.

tending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities this fall to study animal science with a dairy production emphasis. A 2013 Goodhue High School graduate, she was involved in 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society, Student Council and Envirothon. Rostad is the daughter of Joel and Bridget Rostad. She has completed one year at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities studying animal science with an emphasis in dairy production. She is active in Beta of Clovia sorority, Delta Theta Sigma Little Sisters, Other activities Gopher Dairy Club, Agriculture Millss parents are Kent and Education Club, Collegiate AgriDeborah Mills. She will be at- Women, 4-H and FFA.


Deb Walstad, the local food shelf director, said considerable money has been used this summer. With children off from school and an increase in family size using the facility, usage has increased. Walstad also commented that although all workers at the food shelf are volunteers with no wages paid, rent and utilities run approximately $600 per month. A majority of the food that is purchased at Channel One in Rochester can be bought fairly cheaply. However, some items, such as sugar, are not discounted. Walstad appreciates the efforts being put into the Harvest Music Festival to raise awareness of the needs in the community and provide financial support. Ruth Reppe, a local volunteer, will speak on behalf of the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf at the festival.

Goodhue to celebrate 100-year all-school reunion

By R.D. Aaland GOODHUE The planning started in July 2012 with Goodhue graduates volunteering to stuff envelopes and add address labels. This was all for the 100-year allschool reunion, which will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013. This will be a time to honor all of the nearly 3,500 graduates from Goodhue High School. Ray McNamara said everyone is welcome at the celebration, whether they graduated from GHS or not. The alumni committee has been working for several months, getting a program planned and names and addresses of 2,850 former Goodhue graduates. The date is set. The letters are printed and a non-profit mailing permit has been purchased. Ray and Ed McNamara and the entire alumni committee have been working hard to make this celebration a success. Planned events include an alumni choir and band who will perform at a 1:30 p.m. program at the school. The will be tours of the school and a chance to examine the changes made in the building by watching an historic DVD. There will be a display of memorabilia from school days past. And, of course, there will be food available. Schedule of events: 9 a.m. Alumni choir practice 10 a.m. Alumni band practice 10 a.m. Registration and refreshments Bring along labeled memorabilia 10:30 a.m. School tours and viewing of historic DVD 11 a.m. Food court 1:30 p.m. Program The second day of the celebration will be Sunday, August 18 from 11:30 am to 8 p.m. This is the 50th annual Goodhue Lions Club Chicken Barbecue.

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Publishers Notebook
By Pete Grimsrud

Grimsrud Publishing recently received a letter addressed to former publisher and my father David Grimsrud. The letter stated, I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late (my emphasis) Mr. Peter Grimsrud (me), who

died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 5th of Nov 2002. These types of letters are probably not funny to disadvantaged people who pursue such obvious scams, but it was captivating reading and good for a laugh. It turns out the proceeds of this Bank Account valued at Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (9.8 million) can be paid to you (David). Heck, I was tempted to claim my own death benefit. If I could, I might be typing my next

column while enjoying a beer on a dock overlooking one of our fine Minnesota lakes. All I have to do is contact Keith Kato, an attorney in the UK. I dont think that hell mind that he is dealing with the deceased. All he asks is solemn confidentiality (his emphasis) on this and hope you do understand what confidentiality really means oops. Sometimes my left shoulder, right elbow, and both knees feel like Ive been dead for eleven years, but I still have my sense of humor.

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PI children create their own bike park

Pine Island had a Norman Rockwell moment last week after buildings were cleared in the Zumbro River flood plain. The vacated space between the Douglas Trail and Island Market is proving to be a great place for childs play. Before adults could place restrictions due to liability issues or take it over and make it into their own vision, children of all ages poured onto the lot with rakes, shovels, buckets, and boards to create their own makeshift bike park with jumps. The spontaneous ingenuity and joy of an outside activity that parents long for their children to experience in a video-obsessed world is a pleasure to see. The park may be short-lived and planned for another purpose, but in the meantime let them play.

Once again the administration thinks it knows better. A trial judge who apparently specializes in patent law found that Apples iPhone 4s and iPad 2s violated Samsungs patents. As a penalty, he banned the sale of the two devices. Both of these toys are at their end-of-life and it is not a big hit. The iPhone 4 is still popular since it is cheaper than the iPhone 5. The iPad 2 is pretty much dead. The administrations international trade watchdog lifted the ban. He felt that Samsung was taking unfair advantage of Apple and demanding a high fee for the patent license. However, he did not lift the ban on Samsungs products that were found to violate Apples patents. Samsung is still appeal-

ing that case, just as Apple is appealing the latter case. The administration didnt need to do anything, unless you really, truly believe in Buy American! The USA is no longer a major manufacturer of basic devices. Do you watch TV? Did you build the set yourself including all of the parts? The only thing American on a TV is maybe the brand. Remember the Ford ad campaign touting the international assembly and manufacturing of their cars? The ads died a quick death. Do you like bananas? They come from South America; so does coffee. Almost any crop grown today has a fixed growing season measured in days. Ninety-day wheat is ready to harvest 90 days after it is planted. Wheat planted at the right time and temperature from Mexico to Canada provides a continuous harvest once the 90 days is started in Mexico. In some parts of the south, the farmers may have a growing season greater than 180 days, and they can get two wheat crops a year. How do we get fresh fruits and vegetables all year round? It

depends on where the crop is grown! The world now has crops growing from the southern part of South America to the northern part of North America. Crops harvested in South America are flown to us and we have fresh fruit year round. Is it worth it? I think and believe so. This is definitely not Buy American (by which we really mean USA.) Even parts of our advanced technology have been exported for manufacturing outside the USA. The list of reasons why this loss of manufacturing is ever expanding, and we have no one single cause that can take the blame. The politics of the environment is a big reason and probably at the top of the list. Labor unions, highsalaried management, the environment, corporate taxes, and more have driven manufacturing out of our country. All of these reasons have politics interwoven with them. Some of the issues are Democratic, and others are Republican. We have become a nation of consumers and service but not much manufacturing. Until next week.

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The makeshift Pine Island bike park.
Photograph by Peter Grimsrud

Why wait to eliminate warehousing tax?

Capitol Comments
By Tim Kelly MN Rep. District 21A

Recent news reports suggest the Minnesota legislature may soon be called into a special session by Governor Mark Dayton. Apparently, the only topics he wants addressed are disaster relief and the repeal of a sales tax on farm equipment. This makes no sense to me for a number of reasons. I am all in favor of helping out Minnesotas storm victims. If we have people struggling due to natural disasters, the legislature should give them needed assistance as quickly as possible. Now we have the obvious admittance by the Democratic-controlled legislature and Governor Dayton that raising taxes was not only a bad idea, but one that was poorly thought out. Dayton himself called it bad legislating. Continuing on with his farm equipment sales tax commentary, the governor admitted it was sneakily added to a massive tax increase bill at the end of session, calling it a very bad mistake while claim-

ing he and his staff were not aware of it. All of the governors comments could just as easily be applied to the new and unnecessary warehousing tax. Yet despite the fact every lawmaker will soon be sitting in St. Paul to repeal one haphazard tax increase, Governor Dayton is refusing to do the same with the warehousing tax, even though it is universally despised by all sides. This provision, added at the last minute as Democrats needed to find additional taxes to raise on Minnesotans in order to pay for their $3 billion in new spending initiatives, imposes a 6.875 percent tax on general product warehousing and storage at bulk shipping terminals, such as railroads and commercial docks. Border communities, like ours, are significantly impacted as a business can simply find a different storage or repair service in neighboring states to avoid this ridiculous tax, which takes effect on April 1, 2014. So whats the rush to repeal the warehousing tax law? A number of area businesses have told me how irritated they are with this new law, as they are putting together their business plans for the next few years and in many cases are determining whether to expand

their workforce and operation. This tax will cut into their bottom line, and they need to know that it will be repealed before moving forward with their investment. Investments, I might add, that will financially benefit the State of Minnesota and help improve our economy. Ive had a bill drafted for several weeks now that would repeal the warehousing tax and Ill be ready to introduce it in special session. Governor Dayton came out this week and told the press he is now in favor of repealing the warehousing tax. So I ask once again, if legislative Republicans and Democrats AND Governor Dayton all agree that the warehousing tax needs to be repealed, then why wouldnt we try to be efficient for once and get rid of a law that has already put business and new jobs on hold in this state? The only reason to allow this unnecessary warehousing tax law to continue is through blatant partisan stubbornness. All sides are going to come together in bipartisan fashion to approve a disaster relief plan, and repeal a farm equipment sales tax, when Governor Dayton decides to call a special session; theres no reason we cant do the same for the warehousing tax.


Its hard to believe the start of the new school year is just a few days away! Each new school year brings with it a combination of anxiousness, optimism, and hope that this school year will be better than the last. The school buildings are in great shape, and we have the realignment of grades ready to go. Be sure to look at the schools website (www.zmschools .us) for the open house schedules at the primary school in Zumbrota (grades K-2), the elementary school in Mazeppa (grades 3-6), the middle school in Zumbrota (grades 7-8) and the high school in Zumbrota (grades 9-12). The school board is committed to helping the students of our district have the same opportunities for achievement as their predecessors. Each year seems more challenging than the last in the goal to provide our students with a balanced curriculum and viable co-curricular activities. Over the past two years, more than $400,000 has been cut from our budget in order to help the school district avoid an income/expense deficit. At the same time, in order to maintain our current curriculum offerings, moderate class sizes and cocurricular programs we are in need of helping the income side of our ledger. The ZM School Board invites all district patrons to informational meetings regarding the November 5 referendum vote. The board will put before the voters of the district a question requesting additional support for the ZM Schools with a levy of up to $350/student for the next ten years. The informational meetings will be held prior to the next three school board meetings on Monday, August 26 (Zumbrota high school media center), Monday, September 23 (Mazeppa elementary library) and Monday, October 28 (Zumbrota high school media center). All of the informational meetings will start at 6 p.m. The ZM School Board would also be more than willing to schedule informational meetings with community organizations. Please contact any of the board members if you would be interested. Brian Grudem Jim Wendt Mark Krier Stephen Rosenthal Brian Haugen Pete Hinrichs

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To the Editor: Many of you didnt know my business. I was the caretaker of the Pine Island Cemetery up until April 15, 2013. Ive served over 200 families, and while this could be considered old news, I think my side of this story needs to be told. Twelve years ago when my wife was managing the Pine Island Cemetery, I had the opportunity to understand how the cemetery operated both functionally and financially. At the time I had worked for a management company in financial administration for 13 years (now 25 yrs) and I looked at what could be done differently mainly at the time was controlling the cost for opening and closing graves. Growing up on the farm I knew how to run machinery and with the right equipment I could do this more cost-efficiently than bringing someone in from outside of town. To do this I would need to invest in equipment but not having the available funds I would need to come up with a steady income. The cemetery at the time was averaging 2.5 burials per month and paying one person to lift the sod and close the grave and another person to dig. I could put both duties together as well as general maintenance, cementing plant stands and VA markers thus save the cemetery money and keep business in town. Using the law of averages I put together a bid to be paid on a monthly basis, giving me a steady income to invest in equipment, while decreasing the cemeterys annual expenses. My proposal was based on an average of two burials per month. In 2001, I was forced to rebid against the very person who was doing it and is now doing it. I was the lowest bidder. In 2006, a new contract was written stating the contract would be reviewed annually (but never was). In 2003, I joined the cemetery board in the position of secretary which was a paid NON-VOTING position. It involved keeping the minutes, selling lots, and keeping the records up to date. In 2005, I started transferring our paper records to a cemetery computer program, a process that took several years and still is not totally complete. In October or November 2009, after attending my third Minnesota Association of Cemeteries Conference (at my expense where I would learned much from others in the cemetery business and national trends), I did a presentation

to the cemetery board of these trends and where Pine Island fit into them as well recommendations based on this information. The average number of burials had dropped to 1.8 per month and over 50% of them were cremations. I recommended that the cemetery board look the at rates that were being charged for lots and closing and opening fees and that they also may want to consider putting in a columbarium as this is a popular option in other cemeteries around the state. Two members of the board refused to even look at the presentation (Jerry Kruse and Doug Andrist). In early 2010, I was removed from the board with no logical explanation. In fact, the move came from the city council and when I questioned councilors, they didnt know why the change either. I continued to maintain the records and sell lots without any compensation, something I dont think many on the board realized. I enjoyed that work very much and with the experience I had I wanted to continue it. I have put hundreds of hours into converting the books to electronic files. There was an article in the News-Record and I shared them with others. In April I was asked to bring the cemetery computer in to the city office for backing up, which was normal. Two days later my wife was met at the door and handed a letter by Jon Eickhoff and Doug Andrist stating my contract had been canceled and to turn in the

remaining records and remove all my equipment in three days regardless of what I had going on. There were no problems. I went to the garage the following Monday (when this was to be completed by) and found the locks already changed (I guess Im a threat to them). At the following council meeting it was stated that the cemetery wasnt making money (something it never did). I stated based on that comment that I was being accused of gouging the cemetery but that they NEVER asked to review the contract or make any other changes. I could and would have done things differently if they had asked. Remember, I suggested there be changes back in 2009. Now the board has hired someone from Racine to open and close, someone who doesnt pay taxes to this town, someone who doesnt buy fuel, have repairs done or anything else. Its my understanding that there are a couple different people now doing my previous duties. Im not aware that job positions were even posted. This is the way our city treats its residents? It will no longer bother me to take my business out of town any more. After all, I should follow the example of the city. By the way, I tried talking to council members before all the happened because I had concerns at the cemetery, but I NEVER got that privilege. Dan Stiller Pine Island


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Welch competes in World Rubiks Cube Championships

LAS VEGAS, NV In July Walker Welch spent his 20th birthday in Las Vegas doing things you would not believesolving Rubiks Cubes in various ways, such as while blindfolded and with his feet. The Wanamingo man competed in the 2013 World Rubiks Cube Championships, and in his best event placed 25th out of hundreds of competitors. About six years ago, Welch was given a 3x3 Rubiks Cube as a gift. It took him about a week to learn how to solve it. A few years later there was media hype surrounding the 3x3 world record being broken. Welch recalled, The record was 5.66 seconds. I was really interested in trying to get faster and learning more things about solving, and getting involved in competitions. Welch looked into the World Cube Association and found statistics for the worlds fastest solvers. He learned about algorithms, step by step procedures for calculations to reach predictable outcomes. He watched the website to learn where cubing competitions would be held and in the meantime he practiced consistently. In October 2011, a competition was scheduled in Minneapolis and Welch was determined to go. He said, It was very nerve-wracking for a first competition. I get nervous when Im solving. Welch competed in the 3x3 event and averaged 28.99 seconds. In the 4x4 event he had a best time of 1:42.15. In the 2x2 cube he clocked an average of 10.61 seconds. He also participated in the 3x3 one-handed event and finished in 1:12.08. Welch said he left that competition with new methods of solving. He also discovered that there are far more cube puzzles then he ever realized. But for him the most rewarding aspect was the connection made with fellow cubers. He said, I met a lot of friends at that event, some people I am still good friends with today. The fall of 2011 was his first year of college at Winona State University. WSU has a great variety of clubs, but they did not have a Rubiks Cube club. Welch appealed to the Student Senate to approve a club and the funds for its start-up. The request was granted and Welch became the founder and president of the Winona State Rubiks Cube Club. In 2012, he attended competitions in Rochester, Minneapolis, and Indiana. At the Indianapolis competition, Welch set a Minnesota state record for the fastest time of solving a 3x3 cube by using only his feet, 2:31.18. He also set the Clock state record with a time of 13.03 seconds. The Rubiks Clock is a round puzzle with buttons on the sides and gears for solving. Earlier this year Welch participated in two competitions in Dixon, Illinois. He also organized a competition at Winona State. He said, I found out there was a lot more into organizing a Rubiks Cube competition then I thoughtI learned there are ways to be more efficient. With each official World Cube Association event he participated in, the results were posted with the association and made him eligible for chasing and breaking records. After learning the 2013 world event would be in Vegas, it became Welchs goal to attend. He said, The world championships were on my birthday, so I knew I wanted to go. Second, a lot of the friends Ive met online would be there. I wanted to meet them and other cubers in person. I also wanted to compete in all the events. Regional competitions only offer the popular events, but at the national and world competitions, all of the cubing events are held. Welch flew to Las Vegas and arrived late on July 24. The next day was spent meeting cubers from around the world. 580 competitors from 35 countries participated. From July 26-27 preliminary competition was held at the Riviera Hotel. The final round took place on Sunday, July 28. Welch participated in all events: the 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 2x2, 6x6, 7x7, 3x3 onehanded, 3x3 blindfolded, 3x3 solving with feet, 3x3 fewest moves, Pyraminx (pyramid-shaped), Megaminx (a twelve-sided puzzle), Square-1, Rubiks Clock, 4x4 blindfolded, 5x5 blindfolded, and 3x3 multiple cubes blindfolded. Welch was most pleased with his performance in the 3x3 speed solving, with a best time of 10.86 seconds. (Feliks Zemdegs of Australia won the World Rubiks Cube Championship 2013 with an average 3x3 solve time of 8.18 seconds.) Welch said, I did really well in 7x7. I had a 4:32 average, with a 4:21 single solve best time. At the time it ranked me as 98th in

Photo by Alicia Hunt-Welch

Walker Welch of Wanamingo (center) chats with James Hildreth of Michigan (left) and Brandon Mikel of Iowa (right) at the 2013 World Rubiks Cube Championships on July 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Welch participated in 17 events at the world competition. Currently he is ranked 110th in the world for single best time of solving a 2x2. He is 15th in the U.S. and 101st in the world for the average time of solving a 7x7. He is 16th in the U.S. and 166th in the world for the average time of solving a 3x3 using only his feet. He is 18th in the U.S. and 140th in the world for his average in solving a 6x6.

major in mathematics and engi- but he hopes to start one. to find world records and neering. He said the U of M curFor more information on cub- stats for Welch and other cubers. rently doesnt have a cubing club, ing visit www.worldcubeassoci


Ellison barn quilt part of Zumbro Valley Community Growth Initiative project

By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA Travelers along Highway 60 may be noticing something new these days. Eight barn quilts are being placed along the corridor from Zumbrota to Kellogg as part of the Zumbro Valley Community Growth Initiative. The most recently placed quilt was at the Ellison Sheep Farm on August 7. The farm, owned by Nancy Ellison, is at 15775 Highway 60, 1.5 miles west of Highway 52. The Zumbro Valley Community Growth Initiative is a multicommunity economic development effort that has been led by residents from Zumbrota, Mazeppa, Zumbro Falls, Millville, Hammond, Wabasha and Plainview. Goals include identification Goodhue of and building on the strengths found along Minnesota Highway 60 and promoting the lower Zumbro River Valley. It was facilitated by staff from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. Three economic development mini-grants were funded by the Foundation through the Community Growth Initiative process. Mini-grant projects approved for funding were a Barn Quilt/Art Tour along Highway 60; an RV Park in Hammond; and preliminary work on a bike trail that could link the Pioneer and Douglas Trails outside Zumbrota to the Great River Ridge Trail in Plainview. Judith Jordan of Plainview is the Community Growth Initiative Coordinator and was part of the crew installing the barn quilt at the Ellison farm. She said the barn quilt idea came about as the result of a suggestion from LaVonne Scharpen of Zumbrota. LaVonne and her husband Lyle created and added a quilt to their shed in October, 2012. Jordan hopes that the barn quilt project idea will continue to grow so there will be 50 quilts in the area in five years. Jordan explained that Clarrisa Hadler and Dan King of Zumbrota have been very helpful as part of Brekah Baker and Ethan Dressen of Goodhue attend Dynamic Leadership the team working with the ComI training for FCCLA, August 1-2. munity Growth Initiative.

The installation crew prepares to secure the barn quilt into place on the side of the shed at Ellison Sheep Farm west of Zumbrota on Highway 60. The quilt is part of a mini-grant project that received funding through the Zumbro Valley Community Growth Initiative. Left to right are: Nancy Ellison, Judith Jordan, Logan Estrem, Shirley Lehmann, Malena Kelm and Christian Kelm.

Goodhue FCCLA members attend Amazing Race

ARDEN HILLS Goodhue FCCLA students Ethan Dressen, Minnesota State President, and Brekah Baker, Minnesota State Peer Education Team member, attended the Dynamic Leadership I training August 1-2 at the Bethel University campus in Arden Hills. Attendees discovered their roles as an officer, learned about FCCLAs national programs, enjoyed networking together, and gained valuable leadership skills. The FCCLA Amazing Race was the theme for this years youth leadership training, allowing students to race through various opportunities offered through FCCLA and explore what FCCLA has in store for them. Officers were given assignments to prepare prior to camp, including studying for a factual FCCLA test and designing and presenting a workshop activity on a FCCLA national program. The workshop activity they innovated will be given at local region leadership conferences this fall to new FCCLA members. The knowledge students gained from the leadership training will be implemented at their chapter and region levels. The FCCLA officers also worked to plan their fall conferences and local chapter activities throughout the school year.

Ellison barn quilt

The Ellison barn quilt was the third quilt placed by a crew that included Jordan and Shirley Lehmann of Millville. The first quilt they put up was at the Joe and Jackie Wodele farm above Wabasha on Hwy 60. Also on hand to help at the Ellison farm were Ellisons grandchildren, Christian Kelm, Malena Kelm, and Logan Estrem. Seven of the quilts in the project, including Ellisons, measure eight feet by eight feet. A quilt being done by Sue Mundy measures eight by twelve feet. Mundy is a Wabasha area artist, whose work includes the mural in the rotunda of the National Eagle Center. The inspiration for the design of the quilt for Ellisons barn came from her longtime interest and passion for weaving, raising sheep

The completely installed barn quilt at Ellison Sheep Farm as viewed from Highway 60. The farm is located 1.5 miles west of the Highway 52 interchange, heading towards Wanamingo.

and fiber arts for more than 30 years. In March of this year, she received information in the mail about the barn quilt project. It was during this same time period that the request for submission for the Zumbrota Area Arts Council (ZAAC) Art on Main project was underway. Ellison decided she could come up with a single design to submit for both projects. Of course it had to have a sheep theme, stated Ellison. Ellisons Ewe will like Zumbrota quilted textile and banner is part of the ZAAC Art of Main project and uses the same central ewe design, but with a modified background and scale, as the Community Growth Initiative project (rectangle for banner and square

for barn quilt). She noted however, Having been a home economics teacher and comfortable with sewing and quilting techniques, putting a design on a barn is a totally different concept for me. However, she acknowledged, Other people are getting barn quilts now and I want to keep up with them, too. The farm is located on the right side (north) as you head toward Wanamingo from Zumbrota. The bright barn quilt is visible as you drive either direction, but safest and best viewed if you pull into the driveway.

on Sunday, August 25 at noon in the Zumbro Falls Park. Teen Challenge of Rochester and several of the pastors in the Hammond/ Zumbro Falls/Millville area will hold a kickball game after the Potluck, followed by Teen Challenges music ensemble providing entertainment at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. People attending are asked to bring a dish to pass. Beverages, plates and silverware will be provided by the Community Growth Initiative Leadership Team. For more information about the Community Celebration or ComUpcoming event munity Growth Initiative process The Zumbro Valley Commu- and grants, contact Judith Jordan, nity Growth Initiative will hold a Community Growth Initiative Community Celebration Potluck Coordinator, at (507) 421-6564.


Lack of carnival rides on the Midway does not hamper the Goodhue County Fair

There was plenty of room on the Midway at the Goodhue County Fair last week when Royal West Amusements failed to honor their contract to provide carnival rides, games and food.

Fair Midway empty when Royal West Amusements fails to honor their contract
By Faye Haugen ZUMBROTA Rumors were already circulating last Monday that Royal West Amusements would not show up at the Goodhue County Fair when they opened their 152nd annual gettogether on Tuesday. Those rumors proved to be correct when there were no carnival rides, games or food on the midway through the entire six-day run of the fair. Forced to find a new carnival when Amusement Attractions did not renew their contract after two seasons of being on the fair midway, the Goodhue County Fair Board looked for a company to fill the void. They signed a contract with Royal West Amusements out of Montana. On Tuesday, fair board members knew that Royal West Amusements were in New Ulm where they were set up for the Brown County Fair, but they got no further east. Repeated calls to Royal West Amusements management went unanswered. Carol Schumann, fair board secretary, noted that Royal West Amusements are booked at two fair again this week. They are booked at both Renville and Houston County fairs. It will be interesting to see where they end up, said Schumann. While there was a contract, Schumann said that the fair board will not seek legal recourse. We didnt pay them any money, and it is not worth our time or money to go to court. Fair board members made the best of a bad situation. They obtained three blowup jumping houses and had a riding lawn mower pulling a train of cars. The Goodhue Jaycees also created some games for kids to play on Friday evening. Despite the lack of a carnival midway, the fair continues offering plenty of other activities to visitors. Through Minnesota Legacy Grant money, many free entertainment options including a balloonologist, Oxbow Park animal program, pottery demonstrations, a wooden bowl turner, the Civil War Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company C re-enactors and a marionette show. Considering everything, we had a great fair, pointed out Schumann. The weather was perfect and we had a lot of people on the grounds and in the grandstand. Just a small percentage of those who come to the fair come for the rides. Most come for the food and seeing family and friends. The Goodhue County Fair was blessed with great weather with rain falling only on Tuesday and Saturday evenings and causing few problems, but temperatures were in the 70s all week. There are pros and cons to having a carnival. I know the food vendors were happy they didnt have to compete with the carni- Cal Luebke is dragged through the mud and stepped on by his sheep during mutton busting at the Goodhue val food vendors, remarked County Fair on Sunday. An inch of rain turned the horse arena into a field of mud, but that didnt deter the Schumann. We will try to book many children who signed up to ride sheep. a carnival for next season, but if that doesnt happen, we will have a better plan in place to fill that space. But, all in all, it was still a very good fair.

Calvin Brinkman of Goodhue enjoys getting up close and personal with a Goat during Thursdays 4-H goat Show at the Goodhue County Fair.

With her telephone page in her mouth Corrine Dahl races to the finish line in the 4-H Horse Show at the Goodhue County Fair, Tuesday. Competitors in the game needed to race to a phone book at the opposite end of he arena, find the page needed and race back to the finish line.

Alexis Borgschatz of the Golden Gophers has a smile on her face each time she looks at judge Colby Lind in Wednesday 4-H Beef Show at the Goodhue County Fair.

Kalley Berg of the Roscoe Rockets and Erin Gudknecht of the Aspelund Ever-Readies are at the front of the line during the state fair lineup at the Goodhue County 4-H Dairy Show on Friday. Audrey Albright (right) of Zumbrota shows little fear in touching a rat snake during Fridays presentation by Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo of Byron. Also on display were a salamander and a Kestrel falcon.

John Cysiewski of Hastings tips over when he makes a quick reverse stop during the Lawn Mower Demo Derby on Tuesday at the Goodhue County Fair. Cysiewski was one of 21 drivers to take part in the event.

Madeline Patterson of the Cherry Grove Busy Gophers walks her 4-H pig around the fairgrounds on Wednesday evening.

Emma Berquam and a kid goat take a liking to one another in the FFA Childrens Barnyard on Friday afternoon.

Rose Klindworth of the Bear Valley Riders tries to move a calf to the Tanner Jennebach didnt want to hold the day-old chick but he did pet it loading trailer in very sloppy arena conditions during Sundays Ranch at the FFA Childrens Barnyard on Friday afternoon. Rodeo at the Goodhue County Fair.


Winners of the annual Chocolate Cake Contest are from left, first place, Jo Lynn Grenfell of Bellechester; second place, Gloria Vang of Zumbrota; third place, Marcia Goplen of Zumbrota; fourth place, Julie Thermos of Goodhue; and fifth place, Cassie Timon of Pine Island.

Tasty treats earn big awards at the Fair

ZUMBROTA A number of baking contests were held during the Goodhue County Fair, with sample of the winning items available to fair-goers. Earning baking awards at the Goodhue County Fair were as follows: Chocolate Cake Contest Judges Helen Distad and Betty Buck had six chocolate cake entries to judge in Wednesdays Hub Food Centers annual contest. Entries must have been made from scratch with no mixes involved. The top five winners earned gift certificates to Hub Food Center with $25 going to winner Jo Lynn Grenfell of Bellechester. Gloria Vang of Zumbrota placed second, Marica Goplen of Zumbrota was third, Julie Thermos of Goodhue was fourth and Cassie Timon of Pine Island placed fifth. Fruit Pie Contest Bridgets Cafe of Zumbrota sponsored Thursdays Fruit Pie Contest with prizes going to the top three winners and a $30 gift certificate to Bridgets Cafe going to the winner. Ken Magnuson of Zumbrota was named the top pie out of nine entries with Makayla Kirkpatrick placing second and Evonne Raasch placing third. Cheese and Coffee Cake contest There were 14 entries in the annual Goodhue County American Dairy Association Cheese and Coffee Cake Contest. Judges Jerry Clementson, Brian Flom, Dave Pearson and Kenny Lexvold selected the three winners in three different categories with money prizes going to the winners. Both butter and fruit coffee cakes needed at least two dairy products and could not contain yeast. Cheesecakes needed to contain at least one dairy prod- Charlie Dicke spent Thursday evening trimming and preparing Kevin Niebuhrs cow for judging in Fridays 4H Dairy Show at the Goodhue County Fair. uct. In butter coffee cakes, Marcia Goplen placed first, Natalie Clementson was second and Dean Opsahl was third. There were five entries. Phyllis Clementson was first in fruit coffee cakes followed by Evelyn Benrud and Joann Ring. There were five entries. Ann Buck placed first out of four cheesecakes. Amanda Bruns was second and Carol Schenach was third.

Jodie Coady of Zumbrota and Janet McNamara of Cannon Falls try to get their turkey to stand up just before the time deadline in the second annual Craft Wars at Thursdays Goodhue County Fair. Six pairs of contestants took part in the contest that required those competing to make something out a bag of components. Coady and McNamara took first place followed by Sheri Nernbeg and Bonnie Luhman who place second, and Sue Hoppe and Brenda Carlstrom who took third. Winning teams earned gift certificates from sponsors Flowers on Main and BeeLighted Fiber and Gifts in Zumbrota.

News-Record photographs by Faye Haugen

Sam Hoeskstra of Plainview takes a hard hit from Casey Johnson of Ellendale in Wednesday evenings Demolition Derby at the Goodhue County Fair. The hit knocked Hoeskstra out action. Attendance at Wednesdays demo was up considerably from last year.

Three-year-old Weston Anderson of Goodhue has a bored look as he watches the 4-H Sheep Show on Wednesday morning at the Goodhue County Fair.

Judge Chris Miller of Mable makes a final check of a lamb shown by Lisa Ecker of the Roscoe Rockets at the 4-H Sheep Show Wednesday at the Goodhue County Fair. Pigs belonging to Seth Heitman and Tess Hokanson take a dislike to one another in the show arena during Thursdays 4-H Swine Show.

Mutton buster Dane Damson does not look very happy after being dumped by his sheep into the muddy horse arena at the Goodhue County Fair, Sunday.

Keeping a tight hold on his duck, Brady Hinrichs of the Roscoe Rockets prepares to get his 4-H poultry project checked in on Tuesday.

The dairy steer that Matthew Kruger of the Golden Gophers was showing in Wednesdays 4-H Beef Show gets a little frisky in the show arena.


National Night Out celebrated in Zumbrota
By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA Community residents of all ages stopped at the Zumbrota Fire Hall Tuesday evening, August 6 for National Night Out. The annual event, sponsored locally by the National Association of Town Watch and Zumbrota Police Department, is Americas Night Out Against Crime. The event also provided an opportunity for neighbors to visit and enjoy activities and a potluck meal while being out in some great summer weather. The Zumbrota Fire Department served hot dogs and buns, with members of the StaryYerka VFW Post 5727 providing root beer floats. McGruff the Crime Dog and Howie the Dog from Chemical Health Initiative (CHI) Zumbrota were on hand to greet folks. Various displays were set up inside the fire hall with additional demonstrations, emergency equipment and vehicles outdoors. A mobile petting zoo from Skyview Ranch of Farmington was a new addition this year and a big hit with the children. Drawings for door prizes wrapped up the evening. The National Night Out event has been held in Zumbrota since 2000.

Loren Wolf sings at last years Thrivent Family Fun Event.

Free Family Fun Event returns to Everson Park

ZUMBROTA Everson Park in Zumbrota is the site of this years Family Fun Event sponsored by Thrivent. The Two Rivers Board of Goodhue County Thrivent Financial is sponsoring a free family picnic and concert at the park, 16640 Hwy 60 Boulevard, on August 15. Wendys Wiggle Jiggle Jam puts the move in music at 5:30 p.m. Following that, The Rochester Male Chorus presents from their wide harmonic repertoire. The evening finishes up with Loren Wolf: The Man in Black, with music from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, and country western. This event will support the food shelves of Goodhue County, so admission of a donation in kind or cash for the food shelf is requested. Bring your lawn chair or blankets and plan to enjoy an evening of friendship, food, and fun from 5:308 p.m.

Photo by Marilyn Anderson


June 25 10:43 a.m. A wallet that was found at the Covered Bridge Park was turned in and returned to the owner. 11:13 a.m. Kwik Trip reported a crash with no injuries. 9:49 p.m. Dispatch received an email stating that someone had child porn on their computer. 10:09 p.m. An officer assisted a deputy with a warrant arrest. June 26 6:24 p.m. Js Computer Repair called in a fraud complaint. 7:04 p.m. Jimmys Pizza reported an issue over payment for food that was ordered. 9:33 p.m. A barking dogs complaint was reported. June 27 8:54 a.m. A male reported that his vehicle was stolen. The keys were left in the vehicle. June 28 8:21 a.m. A male reported that someone tried to break into his house the previous night. 10 a.m. A semi driver let air out of his air ride suspension and the trailer was loaded with 40,000 pounds. The trailer sat on the rear wheels and buckled. June 29 2:24 p.m. An officer unlocked a vehicle. 8:31 p.m. A driver hit a deer. 9:04 p.m. A female reported that she saw a female get hit in the face by a male party and the female was taken back into the residence. He was also grabbing and shoving her. 9:36 p.m. A driver was given a verbal warning for not having headlights on. June 30 9:55 a.m. Two trucks were stuck in a field. 3:31 p.m. A driver was cited for speeding and warned for failure to transfer license within 60 days. 4:04 p.m. A driver was cited for speeding. 6:10 p.m. When a female arrived home she saw the door was open and there was a male standing next to the house smoking a cigarette. He fled on foot. 7:02 p.m. A report was made of an ATV with small children on it. An officer spoke to the driver and explained that ATVs cannot be on city streets. 7:29 p.m. A female wanted to speak to an officer about an assault that had occurred last night and also harassment from her ex-boyfriend. 7:38 p.m. A couple were walking their dog and the dog was attacked by three other loose dogs. 9:35 p.m. A female hit a deer and her car door will not open. July 1 3:57 a.m. An officer saw a vehicle parked in a driveway with headlights on and keys in the ignition. 11:20 a.m. A driver was warned for speeding. 11:32 a.m. A driver was cited for speeding and warned of no proof of insurance. 11:48 a.m. A driver was warned for speeding and no trailer lights. 2:43 p.m. A message was left on the departments voicemail of a theft of a bicycle. It was later found. 2:45 p.m. A male said that the mother of his children was violating a custody order and not bringing the children over. The officer advised him to contact the court. 4:42 p.m. The Mayo Clinic needed an officer to give a message to a patient with critical lab results. The patient was not home. 7:58 p.m. A report was made of a vehicle crossing the center and fog lines. The vehicle was located in Pine Island. 8:17 p.m. A report was made of a vehicle swerving over the center and fog lines, which was now entering Zumbrota on exit 58. 11:21 p.m. The one-way sign at the entrance to ALCO was knocked down and damaged. July 2 8:21 a.m. A Yellow Lab was loose. 2:03 p.m. A male reported that someone deposited a TV at the end of his driveway. The city crew will pick it up. 3:34 p.m. Ace Hardware reported that a male left the store without paying for a fishing license. July 3 2:28 a.m. A noise complaint was made of a loud party. When the officer arrived he found multiple juveniles around a fire playing loud music. The officer could hear the music from a block away. Four juveniles were cited for minor consumption and the owner was cited for social host ordinance violation. 12:18 p.m. A female reported that her husband was on her property stealing her things. When the officer arrived the female stated that her cell was returned and she just wanted him to leave. 1:34 p.m. A female reported that a male broke a window at her house. 1:57 p.m. A male reported that a vehicle had been parked on Mill Street since Saturday. He was unsure of the

Mason Boraas gives a big smile as he waits to get his root beer float from his grandpa, Byron Boraas (right) while Howard Ayen (center) pours root beer. Zumbrota Police Chief Gary Selness is already enjoying his float. Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727 provided the cool treats for National Night Out.

Photo by Marilyn Anderson

Photo by Mike Boraas

Trinity (front) and Taylor Chapa offer hay to the mini horse and llama at Goodhue County Sheriffs Office Deputy Matt Hoekstra and K9 Ransom the petting zoo at National Night Out at the Zumbrota Fire Hall. The meet area residents at National Night Out in Zumbrota. Hoekstra described animals, new this year at the event, were a big hit with many of the their roles with the GCSO. children. parking ordinance. He stated that the vehicle was making it difficult to back out of his driveway. 5:09 p.m. A female said that she was being harassed by her sister. 6:22 p.m. A male called with civil questions regarding eviction. He was advised to seek legal counsel. He wanted ZUMBROTA Lets face it ance of our long winter, Portz it documented that his ex-wife (whom a little fakery can make life easier, said. he is trying to evict) may make state- more interesting, and maybe even Another painting, by Susan ments against him in the future. more fun! Stolen Goods is a Waughtal, also riffs off Venus on 6:50 p.m. An officer unlocked a group show at Crossings featura halfshell and is titled, Birth of a vehicle. ing artwork inspired by Old MasFarmer. 8:02 p.m. Four persons were cited ters, but modified to reveal the Vladimir Stupar, another Rochfor soliciting without a permit. ester artist, pays homage to the 9:46 p.m. An ID and other cards actual artists own truth. Crossings August exhibit takes great Renaissance painter Hierowere found in the parking lot at Kwik Trip. a wry look at artistic approprianymus Bosch. His painting is in-

Artistic appropriation explored in Stolen Goods exhibit at Crossings

$398 raised in Epilepsy Stroll

ROCHESTER The Epilepsy Stroll was held on Thursday, August 8, at RCTC Regional Sports Center in Rochester. Participating from Zumbrota was a team representing Taylor Chapa, 9, daughter of Tim and Tara Chapa. The $398 raised by the team (almost twice the goal of $200) will assist Taylor in her battle with epilepsy. Team members are, front row: Cody Anderson, Trinity Chapa, Olivia Berg, Mckenzie Cordes, Taylor Chapa, Emma Plank, Abby Plank, and Jordan Schliep; back row: Haylee Schliep, Amelia Karstens, Cody Anderson, Peter Meyer, Mitchell Meyer, Gabe Tupper, and Natalie Clemenson.

tion. Artists were invited to express what fakery means to them or to fudge the truth visually. Toni Stevens supplied her version of Edvard Munchs famous The Scream putting a cell phone in the figures hand and titling her piece, Can You Hear Me Now? This year is the 150th anniversary of Munchs birth, and having seen his original works on a recent trip to Norway, Marit Lomen created a needlefelted piece inspired by The Scream. Rochesters Century High School art teacher Odell Portz created a self-portrait inspired by Botticellis The Birth of Venus.

Girl with the Pearl Nose Ring, by Cathy White.

I am standing in a sea of my favorite sweet treats wearing my fabulous blue robe. Angelic folks bring me chocolates and art supplies, all necessary for the toler-

spired by Ship of Fools. The central part of the painting is pretty much as Boschs although I reinterpreted many details of the original picture. The rest of the composition is mine built on the apocalyptic idea of perpetuation of the human folly through the ages, Stupar said. The exhibit is on display through the month of August and may be seen free of charge during regular open hours. Crossings is open MTWF 10-5, Thurs. 10-8 and Sat. 10-4. Crossings is located at 320 East Ave. in Zumbrota. More at www.crossings

ZMHS class of 1993 celebrates reunion

ZUMBROTA On July 27 the Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School class of 1993 celebrated its 20-year reunion. There was a potluck meal at the Covered Bridge Park, a tour of the remodeled school, and a buffet meal at the VFW in Zumbrota that evening. 31 out of 77 graduates attended. From left to right, first row: Wendy (Quast) Palmer, Shelly (Morken) Skog, Jean (Neitz) Ciola, Molly (Olson) Ryan, Wendy (Holst) OReilly, Melissa (Ronningen) Widholm, Valyn Adler, Peter Lochner, Tesha (Nygren) Ramstad; second row: Heather (Brown) Fredrickson, Tara (Ness) Plank, Kari (Heimer) Kust, Rachael (Downes) Bennett, Molly (Hager) Hunt, ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota High School class of 1958 held its 55-year reunion Friday, August 9 at the Kristen (Gross) Perkins, Angela (Lee) Christ, Karla (Mann) Angrimson, Shannon (Baune) Ronningen; third Covered Bridge Restaurant in Zumbrota. From the left, front row: Judy Kalass of Rochester, Eileen (Guenther) row: Stephanie (Aarsvold) French, Alex Berger (Foreign exchange student from Germany), Sarah (Petersen) Bauer of Minneapolis, Elaine (Weinmann) Reding of Lake City, Eyvonne (Merseth) Tate of Rochester, and Kruse, Leanne (Wagner) Grev, Angela (Moran) Lowrie, Kacey Thomford; fourth row: Luke Nordquist, Justin Sharon (Sikkink) Groszbach of Zumbrota; back row: Dave Grimsrud of Zumbrota, Merlin Kittelson of White Lowrie, Jason Rude, Matt Miller, Jim Hall, Jason Kruse. Not pictured: Tina (Simmons) Heise. Awards were Bear Lake, Jim Trelstad of Savage, Dennis Goplen of Winona, Bob Post of Zumbrota, Ken Strusz of given to Alex Berger and his wife for traveling the farthest (Canada). Peter Lochner got the certificate of Bellechester, and Tom Everson of Rochester. That afternoon, Alice Lother opened the History Center and set baldness. Luke and Pattie Nordquist tied with Jim Hall and his wife for having the most kids (four). Tara out items of interest. When in fifth grade, classes for this group were held on the second floor of the building (Ness) Plank, Matt Miller, and Kacey Thomford volunteered to be on the committee to plan out 25-year reunion in 2018. (former Zumbrota City Hall/Fire Hall).

Zumbrota High School class holds 55-year reunion


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Strusz, 651-923-4302; Ray Mc- Crossings clay creatings (you make Namara, 651-923-5117; or Roy it), and street vendors/artists. Drop Buck, 651-923-4388. Visit good off your food shelf donation. Senior Dining for information Reservations are required by about the historical society. VFW Auxiliary calling 24 hours ahead at each of The Auxiliary meets Monday, the nutrition sites. August 19 at 6 p.m. at the StaryIn the Pine Island area, meals Yerka VFW Post 5727. are served at the Pine Island Senior Center; Zumbrota area, Zum- Area History Center brota Towers; Wanamingo, HeriThe Oronoco Area History Cen- Community Band tage Hills Apartments. ter is open to visitors in the City The Zumbrota Community Band If you have questions, call 507- Building every second Saturday will play at 1 p.m. at the 22nd 824-2995,356-2228 or the SEM- from 10 a.m.-noon. Contact us at annual Iowa Municipal Band FesCAC kitchen at 732-5086 OAHC, 54 Blakely Ct. NW or tival on Saturday, July 13, at the July 15-21 call 507-367-4320. You may also Herman Park Pavilion in Boone, Thursday: Chicken ala King; visit our web page at oronocoarea Iowa. Eight community bands will biscuit; peas; cranberry bog salad; peform 45 minute concerts startice cream. ing at 11 a.m. and continuing until Friday: Hamburger gravy; 7 p.m. mashed potatoes; green beans; fruited coleslaw; muffin; raisin rice City Council Moms in Prayer pudding. The council will meet TuesMonday: Unstuffed green pepMoms in Prayer meets on Tuesper casserole; parslied carrots; day, August 20, on the second floor days, 7 p.m. at Our Saviours of City Hall. peaches; peanut butter cookies. Church, 1549 East Avenue, ZumTuesday: Chicken enchilada; brota. tomato/cuke salad; pineapple; Blood Pressure Clinic strawberry shortcake. The clinic will be held on Tues- Library Wednesday: Baked fish; Alt: The Zumbrota Public Library Beef patty; hashbrowns augratin; day, August 13 at 11 a.m. in the Pine Island City Centre. is at 100 West Ave., Zumbrota, spinach; wheat dinner roll; wal507-732-5211. Hours are Mon., nut cream bar. 12-8; Tues. 10-6; Wed., Thurs., Senior Citizens Meeting 12-8; Fri., 10-5; and Sat., 9-3. DurSenior Citizens meet WednesDriver Improvement ing closed hours you can learn day noon, August 21 at the handiROCHESTER The Minmore about the library at http:// capped accessible Senior Center nesota Highway Safety Center www. for social activities following the will offer a 55+ Driver Improvenoon meal. All community seniors ment Course on Tuesday, AuHistory Center gust 20, (4Hr. refresher course), 55 and over are welcome. 12:30-4:30 p.m. at St. Lukes The Zumbrota History Center Episcopal Church, 1884 22nd St. PI Tops #1280 has a new photo stand displaying NW. For more information or to PI Tops #1280 meets every over 50 photographs of early Zumregister,visit www.mnsafetycen Monday night at St. Paul Luth- brota scenes. They have been or call toll free 1-888- eran Church. Weigh-in is at 5:15 larged to 8 x 10 for easier view234-1294. and meeting time is 6 p.m. Every- ing. New photos are being added one welcome. Questions call 356- all the time. Also on display are military memorabilia, including 8596 or 356-8990. Chester Woods Park Civil War items, different models Tuesday, August 20, 8:45 p.m. of telephones, Zumbrota telephone Moonlight Paddle. Bring your Toastmasters Meeting books dating back to the 1900s, canoe or kayak for an evening The Pine Island Toastmasters and items of Zumbrota advertispaddle on Chester Lake. Meet at meet at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at St. ing. Museum hours are Saturdays, the boat ramp. Contact Celeste Paul Lutheran Church. They do 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Other hours by apLewis at 507-775-2451 for pro- not meet on holiday weekends: pointment (732-7049). gram details. Christmas, New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day or Thanksgiving. Tops Meeting Oxbow Park Zumbrota Tops #563 meets evSaturday, August 17, 1 p.m. ery Monday night at Our Saviours Naturalist Choice. Join us for a History Center The Pine Island Area History Lutheran Church. Weigh-in time fun and informative program. What will it be? Animal feeding, a lei- Center is located at 314 North Main is changed to 5:30 p.m. and meetsurely nature hike, or something Street. Open hours are Sundays ing time to 6 p.m. Everyone welelse? Come and find out! All ages. from 1-3:30 p.m. and Mondays come. Questions call 732-7459 or Contact Celeste Lewis at 507- from 8-11 a.m. or by appointment. 732-4766. To contact the History Center go 775-2451 for program details. to or Community Band Practice call 507-356-2802. The Zumbrota Community Band Seasons Hospice practices on Monday nights at 7:30 Parent/Caregiver Support: Aup.m. in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa gust 20, 6:30-8 p.m. The group is High School music room. Volundedicated to helping adults help teer musicians are welcome. grieving children. VFW/Honor Guard All groups are held at Seasons The VFW and Honor Guard will Hospice Center for Grief Educa- meet on Tuesday, August 20 at 7 State Theatre tion and Support, 1696 Greenview and 7:30 p.m., respectively, at the The State Theatre is at 96 East Dr. SW, Rochester. For details Wanamingo Community Center. 4th Street in Zumbrota. For inforand/or registration: 507-285-1930 mation visit or call 507or shbp@seasons 272-1129.




Miss Pine Island royalty greet visitors and help dish up ice cream at the ice cream social. From left to right, Adeline Angst, Brianna Schleck, Taylor Schaefer, and Kelly Leibold welcome Barb Pike as she gets a bowl of ice cream.

Pine Island Historical Society holds 15th annual ice cream social
By Audra DePestel PINEISLAND The Pine Island Area Historical Society held its 15th annual ice cream social and quilt raffle on Sunday, August 4 at the Historic Pine Island Creamery. This years event was held in conjunction with the Pine Area People for the Arts (PAPA) summer band concert series. Music was provided by The Polka Dots and a raffle drawing was held for a handmade quilt donated by Pat Walter. Winner of the quilt was Joan Krause. Favorable weather and a large crowd helped make the social gathering great success. Proceeds from the event will go to the Pine Island Historical Society for new technology. In 1999 the History Center held its first ice cream social at Saint Paul Lutheran Church. The event was held at the church until 2005, after which the History Center joined with PAPA and started holding it at the creamery. Due to construction on Main Street in 2007, the ice cream social was moved to the telephone company building, but then returned to the creamery the following year.



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The Polka Dots play music as dancers of all ages kick up their heel. Band members, from left to right, Gene Eiden (hidden), Rick Keane, Nathan Davidson, Susan Sands, Ray Sands, and in the far back, Leo Lentz (hidden) and Graham Luck enjoy watching young dancers Alexis Swintek, Aubrey Rossow, and Isaac Rossow having fun on the dance floor. On the left, Fran Bailey and Duane Schaefer share a dance.

Zumbrota Towers Events

Community events at Zumbrota Towers: Thursday, August 15, 10:15 a.m. Exercises; Saturday, August 17, 5:30 p.m. Pot LuckGrilling and Cards; Tuesday, August 20,10:15 a.m. Exercises, 1:30 p.m. 500.

Stolen Goods group exhibit, August 1-31. Free Handbuilding in Clay during Rock the Block, Thursday, August 15, 5-8 p.m. JAMFest 13 rock n roll camp concert, Saturday, August 17, 7 p.m. Yoga class, Tuesday, August 20 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information go to www.crossingsatcarnegie. com or call 507-732-7616. Crossings is at 320 E Ave.

The Goodhue Community Library has new hours. It will be open from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays through August 21. It will be closed on August 28.

Pine Island and MnDOT reach agreement on Elk Run interchange and frontage roads
PINE ISLAND The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the City of Pine Island held a special meeting on Wednesday, August 7. The purpose was to consider an amendment to the MnDOT agreement on the Elk Run interchange and frontage roads. Representatives Steve Drazkowski, Dave Senjem, and Duane Quam met with MnDOT prior to the council meeting to address concerns by Pine Island Council members that MnDOT would enforce the possible $3.65 million Elk Run interchange penalty if the council continued to pursue amendments to the concessions already made by MnDOT for this project. The state representatives said, Weve got your back to the council and that MnDOTs offer to eliminate the $3.65 million penalty will not be taken off the table. MnDOT agreed to the following: The 260 acres that the city acquired for MnDOTs construction of the interchange and associated service roads will transfer to the state to fully offset the citys cost-share for the interchange, totaling $3,650,000. MnDOT has undertaken the extension of the east frontage road beyond its originally planned terminus and the city has begun design and planning work associated with construction of a roundabout to connect the frontage road at the Goodhue County 11 overpass of Highway 52. The representatives and city also asked MnDOT for permission to install a southbound acceleration lane off of North Main Street at the citys expense. The City of Pine Island and MnDot will discuss this issue further at a later date. 520th Street access will be closed permanently. This exit

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Rock the Block

Zumbrota Business Group presents Rock the Block on Main Street, Thursday, August 16, 5-8 p.m. There will be music starring One Fast Move!, plus store specials, kids activities, food/drinks,

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The Goodhue Area Historical Society will be open June 1 through September 1 every Thursday and serves American Waterworks, Sunday from 1-4 p.m. If you want Birds Auto Repair, CJ Auto Sales, to visit at another time call Ardis Cornerstone Baptist Church, and Henrichs, 651-923-4629; Marie Premier Auto Glass. An interim right-turn off Highway 52 onto the frontage road at 210th Street to access these businesses is being explored. Drivers would not be able to use the access to get By Alicia Hunt-Welch The following information was back on Highway 52 again. They would go down to the interchange provided by the Goodhue County Sheriffs Office. to get back on the highway. The city would have to pay for July 26 2:45 p.m. A citation for a stop access and removal costs of the sign violation was issued near Main 210th Street turn-off to serve these businesses. The goal would be for St N and Center Dr E. 5:29 p.m. A citation for ex210th Street to remain open until pired registration was issued near the service project is complete or 480th St and Hwy 52 in Pine IsNovember 1, 2014, whichever land Township. comes first. And this would re10:28 p.m. A deputy assisted quire that 210th Street be closed the Rochester Police by contactfor a short period of time to finish ing a subject on 1st St NE. construction of the adjacent sec- July 27 tion of the service road. 12:01 p.m. A vehicle was hit Negotiations around time and with a BB three days prior. The any potential costs will take place window was shattered causing between the citys appointed $300 in damage. 5:49 p.m. The Rochester Pospokesperson(s), MnDOT, and the contractor. The city also agrees to lice requested that deputies watch having orange signs directing traf- for a vehicle near 520th St and fic at the temporary access to the Hwy 52 involved in a theft at predominant business in the area. Apache Mall. The vehicle was not located.
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der of protection on in Wiscon- was reported in Douglas Park afsin. ter being left on playground equipJuly 29 ment while riding bikes. The loss 2:37 p.m. A deputy attended was valued at $1020. to civil matters on Main St N. 8:49 p.m. A dog was found in 11:29 p.m. A resident at Pine a front yard on the 51100 block of Haven reported having $15 sto- 200th Ave. The owner was conlen. tacted and picked up the dog.
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8:13 p.m. A man was arrested near Main and 2nd St SW for driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. 11:04 p.m. A citation for no insurance was issued near Main St and 4th St SW.
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8:52 a.m. A deputy checked on a male walking along Hwy 52 near 480th St. He was walking to the Twin Cities and was fine. 9:47 a.m. A hospice death was reported on 3rd St NW. 3:47 p.m. Neighbors were yelling at each other on 2nd St SW for 15 minutes. They were outside talking and eating, but August 1 would be quiet. 5:16 p.m. Medical assistance 6:26 p.m. A female on Main St N reported receiving text mes- was requested on 5th St NE. 7:12 p.m. The theft of an sages from a subject she has a oriPhone5, iPod5 and a speaker box

12:46 p.m. Two alarms were activated at the Pine Island tower. The building was secured and all appeared okay. 3:53 p.m. The city office reported kids were riding bikes across Cty 11 and through the ditch. The complainant thought this was dangerous. The kids were told of the concern. 5:19 p.m. A person on 7th St SW reported receiving more text messages and a phone call at work from a person with a restraining order against them. A warrant was already out for the subject. 7:10 p.m. Kids were in the construction area behind the grocery store. A deputy told them to move along.

1:16 p.m. A deputy checked on an unsupervised juvenile who was alone in the park near 1st Ave NE and Center St. 4:22 p.m. Olmsted County authorities were transporting a prisoner on Hwy 52 and had a flat tire near Main St. A deputy was asked to stand by until the prisoner was released to another transport unit and the squad car was towed. 5:53 p.m. A female on Main St N reported harassment from a male and that she would like him to cease contact with her. A deputy spoke to the male and advised him the female wanted no contact. The male stated he was fine with that.
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1:26 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported on Kenely Ct. Medical help was requested. 1:26 p.m. A deputy was asked to remove an intoxicated person from 6th St NW. 7:00 p.m. A domestic incident in a car was reported on 2nd St SW. The vehicle was stopped. No domestic was found, just loud people. 8:33 p.m. A handicap parking violation was reported on Main St N. No violation was found.


Broadway Street improvement bid approved with conditions
By Tara Chapa GOODHUE On August 9, the Goodhue City Council accepted the lowest bid from Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking for the improvement project on Broadway Street from CSAH #9 to Second Avenue, and from Third Avenue to the bike trail crossing. Although Fitzgerald had unfavorable references when checked by the I&S Engineering Group and previous problems with clients included failed permits, asbestos, and delayed billing of invoices, Goodhue does not have room in their budget to go with the higher bidder, which was $42,000 more. Therefore, Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking will win the bid on the Broadway project if they accept the citys conditions, which are: An on-site inspector scheduled from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday (if an inspector is not present while work is completed, it will be required to be taken apart and reconstructed under an inspectors supervision) Disposal of black-top abiding with state law Regular billing of invoices Request for proof from the company Gopher-One to signify all gas lines before any digging begins. City Attorney Richard Gorman said he wanted to schedule a preconstruction meeting the week of August 12 to lay all stipulations out to Fitzgerald Excavating. Construction is scheduled to begin August 19. City staff would like to have construction completed before harvest.
Fencing, large-vehicle ordinance, and streaming of meetings


dressed more specifically in the Jed Illg was approved to receive near future. $242.76 for sidewalk improveGadient also advised council- ments on 302 4th Ave. ors and Mayor Kerry Bien about the option of streaming meetings on TV and the internet so Goodhue residents can view meetings live INDEPENDENT SCHOOL as they occur. Further research and DISTRICT #253 GOODHUE, MN 55027 communication will be done on MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013 this topic.

Mazeppa considers income for street repairs

By Alicia Hunt-Welch MAZEPPA City Administrator Duane Hofschulte and the Mazeppa City Council discussed the benefits and drawbacks of implementing a street fee rather than property assessments at the meeting on August 7. In July, Hofschulte suggested a $10 fee be added to utility bills to cover street overlay and repair work. The money would be directed to a specific street fund. Hofschulte said this route would raise about $36,000 a year for street repair work. Before Hofschulte was hired the city had not increased water/sewer fees for 20 years. He said this is one reason the city does not have money today for street repairs. In the past, income from the liquor store helped to pay for street repairs, but this is no longer possible. Municipal liquor stores are not as profitable as they once were and the cost of black top has increase over 100%. Hofschulte said seal coating and crack filling can be done without high costs. But if an assessment process is done the law needs to be followed, and that requires an engineer and a specially engineered street. This increases the cost of a project significantly. Hofschulte said he is no longer recommending the street fee, primarily because assessments can be deducted from property tax (returns); fees cannot. For this reason he recommended the council consider an increase in city taxes to include funds for street projects. He recommended maintenance and repairs be kept under $100,000. Anything over that needs to be bid out, and then engineers must be involved. The council reviewed the preliminary budget for 2014. This will be discussed more thoroughly before the council is required to take action to approve a final budget later this year.
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ture, and Rural Development Committee; Policy Committee; and Chair of the Fish and Wildlife Committee. Schmit suggested that he and the council stay in contact to discuss future needs.
Policing report

Eagle Scout project

Jacob Hopperstad, an Eagle Scout, received approval from the city council to continue his Eagle Scout project to improve picnic tables and landscape timbers at the Cranson Heights Park. Goodhue city signs will also be stained for better curb appeal. Hopperstad will work with Public Works Director Steve Voth on these projects.
Senator Matt Schmit reports

State Senator Matt Schmit gave a legislation update to the council. He said there was no special session during this session and that they had completed all their work on time. The sales tax exemption will be effective soon. Mayo Clinic will soon be the Destination Medical Center. Schmit addressed a question by Councilor Leia Ryan on the safety issue of County Road 9 and Highway 52. Schmit said that in 2014 there will be an overpass and interchange at that location.
Pool condition

Brett Gadients privacy fence was approved as long as it does not go over six feet and the property is maintained on both sides of the fence. Gadient also addressed the council about a recent visit from Goodhue Policewoman Michelle Clements about a bus he purchased a day earlier. Clements said Gadient was violating a city ordinance prohibiting large vehicles from being parked in his driveway. Gadient questioned the fairness and accuracy of this ordinance. Councilor Leia Ryan said the ordinance would be researched and perhaps ad-

The I&S Group addressed council regarding the pool condition in Goodhue. A company in Kansas was interested in visiting the city at no cost to examine the pool and possibly look at a liner for it. After further research, the company decided to back out as the pool was not in good enough condition for a liner. If the council decides to strip and rebuild the existing pool, there would be no guarantees or warranties, as further repairs would be needed consistently. The pool board will meet to discuss further options and possibly how to raise funds for building a new pool. The I&S Group engineer will also be present at pool board meeting.

GOODHUE PUBLIC SCHOOL ITV ROOM 7:30 P.M. ** Comments from visitors I. Call the meeting to order II. Roll call III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Consider changes to the agenda V. Reports A. Business Manager report B. Superintendent Report C. Principal Reports VI. Old Business VII. New Business A. Consideration to approve consent agenda items as follows: 1. Approve minutes of regular board meeting on July 15, 2013 2. Approve minutes from board retreat meeting on July 22, 2013 3. Approve receipts/expenses for hte month of July/August 2013 4. Approval of hires 5. Approval of resignations 6. Approval of position changes B. Consideration to approve music fundraiser C. Consideration to approve purchasing sound system for Gym #2 D. Consideration to approve restrictive procedures for the 2013-2014 school year E. Consideration to approve forming a personnel committee F. Consideration to approve the resolution calling for general election G. Consideration to approve credit card account authorizations H. Discussion of operating norms XIII. Reports A. Board/Committee reports B. Upcoming Meetings IX. Adjournment

Jason Ferguson, the new owner of WDs Bar & Grill, said all the paperwork and requirements for the liquor license have been sent to the state. He asked the council if blocking off a street for a band during a grand opening event was possible. Mayor Bob Beniak suggested he speak with the neighbors as a courtesy. Ferguson said he was willing to do this. A date for the event is not set but September 15 is possible. Councilman Scott Parker moved to approve a street closure from Walnut Street to 1st Avenue from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and to allow a band (to be done by midnight) for the date Ferguson determines. The motion carried. Ferguson also asked the council for guidance on what to do about residents living across the street from the bar who have already made several complaints about the business since he took ownership. The council informed him that the same neighbor and the previous owner had a turbulent relationship, which could be initiating these complaints. Parker offered to go with Ferguson to speak with the neighbor to attempt to reach a solution.
Senator Schmit reports

Deputy Joe Modjeski presented the incident report for July. During the month deputies responded to five incidents involving liquor violations (most involving minor consumption), three suspicious activity complaints, and one call each involving damage to property, disorderly conduct, domestic incident, found property, a noise complaint, lost property, traffic violation, request to check on the welfare of a person, assisting with a medical call, assisting other agencies in attempting to locate a vehicle, and building inventory paper service.
Public Works report

Public Works Director Larry Zielsdorf said in the last month a water hydrant was recently replaced. A one foot extension to make the hydrant taller needs to be installed yet. Gravel roads were bladed. The ground around the former water reservoir site was been seeded with grass and is growing nicely. He expected the city could turn the property over to the cemetery board within the next week or so. The influent flow chart recorder at the sewer plant quit working. Zielsdorf said it would cost about $3,000 to put a new one in.
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Todd Markham gets 58 months for meth sales

credit for 78 days already served in jail. He was initially charged with first -degree controlled substance. The complaint alleges that between August 2 and October 13, 2012, an informant bought 12.29 grams of the drug at a cost of $1,445 at or near Markhams home.

MAZEPPA Todd Markham, 31, of Mazeppa was sentenced Tuesday, August 6, in Wabasha County District Court to serve 58 months in person after pleading guilty on May 13 to second-deOther business gree controlled substance crimeThe Goodhue cross country team sale of three or more grams of was approved to begin a new route methamphetamines. He was given and use the waterway parks as needed.

State Senator Matt Schmit (DFL, Red Wing) introduced himself to the council and gave an overview of the latest legislative session. The state credit rating went from negative to stable within two months from the end of session. Schmit said he was proud of this, and of the work to establish a balanced budget, of addressing the funding shift to schools, and of finishing their work on time without the need for a special session. Schmit said he hopes this has developed a more stable path for the states financial situation in the future. Schmit said he was pleased with the committees he is serving on, including the Jobs, Agricul-

The council approved a mutual aid agreement for all fire departments in Wabasha County. A one-day premise permit for a raffle was approved for the Mazeppa Firefighters Relief Association. The same group was approved a lawful gambling permit for sale of pulltabs at WDs. MnDOT is holding an open house at the community center on August 12 to discuss the possibility of doing the two bridge replacement projects on Highway 60 in one year rather than separate projects in two consecutive years. The next regular council meeting will be on Wednesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.


Local Songwriter Showcase coming to Crossings

ZUMBROTA Two songwriters hailing from southeast Minnesota will be featured in performances Friday, August 23, at 8 p.m. at Crossings. The Local Songwriter Showcase highlights Jake McBroom, a singer/songwriter from Wanamingo, and Tat Thompson, a singer/songwriter who grew up on a dairy farm. McBroom writes and plays from the soul with songs of hurt, joy, and life. His passion for music and storytelling comes from the heart and translates into song that are relevant and original. He has played with a variety of local bands and is now setting out on his own to share his passion for music and song writing. He describes the style of music he plays as acoustic alternative folk. McBroom plays a number of instruments including acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, piano, trumpet, and accordion. His influences include Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Flogging Molly, The Tossers, The Swell Season, Trampled by Turtles, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and Dean Martin. Thompson also is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose songs are possessed of passionate vocals and insightful lyrics, encompassing a large variety of musical genres and lyrical themes. He grew up singing classic country and blues along with the radio as he milked cows. The singer/songwriter and multiinstrumentalist delved deeper into roots music in high school after discovering Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, which eventually led him to Bob Dylan. Aided by a vocal scholarship, he enrolled at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Thompson also is a member of a band called The Trees. The Trees are a folk-influenced alternative band based out of Decorah, IA. Members Tat, Erik Nielsen, Andrew Meland, and Adam Lapp met in the fall of 2012 and came together as a band in early 2013. Tickets are $10 in advance ($8 for students), and $12 day of show. To reserve tickets, call 507-7327616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota. For more information, visit www.cross

Green Travelers visit Massachusetts

Eleven Goodhue County Green Travelers 4-H exchange teens and three chaperones traveled to Massachusetts from July 14-21 for a 4-H e xchange. They were hosted by ten teens from Hampden County, Massachusetts. The trip included stops in Boston and the Rhode Island coast, hiking, barbeques, river tubing, a butterfly garden, the beach, and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Next summer, Goodhue County will host the same group of teens from Massachusetts. At the State House on Bostons Freedom Trail are, front row, from left to right: Laura Drackley (Zumbrota), Alida Brown (MA), Bennett Mountain (MA), Matt Turnberg (MA), AnnMarie Backstrom (Faribault), Vicky DeCosmo (MA), LeAnna Collette (Northfield) and Danica Brown (MA); middle row: Tianna Beniak (Mazeppa), Emma Drackley (Zumbrota), Carol Carpenter (Cannon Falls), Katie Loring (MA), Greg Turnberg (MA), Nick Turnberg (MA), Inga Dudley (Red Wing), and Chanae Nelson (Red Wing); back row: Matt Loring (MA), Christian Custer (Lake City), John Carpenter (Cannon Falls), Jake Mountain (MA), and Eli Custer (Lake City). Chaperones not in the picture are Paul and Nancy Drackley, Green Travelers 4-H leaders from Zumbrota; and Jeanne Custer, assistant leader from Lake City.

Area 4-H members visit Washington D.C.

Olmsted and Goodhue County 4-Hers participated in the Citizen Washington Focus Trip during the week of July 4 in Washington D.C as delegates from Minnesota. Participants had opportunities to see our nations landmarks, participate in leadership workshops, and meet other 4-Hers from around the United States. Left to right are Ryan Kohlmeyer from Oronoco, Taylor Schroder from Pine Island, Emily Kaul from Pine Island, Laura Cragoe from Pine Island, Alyssa Stehr from Zumbrota, Inga Dudley from Red Wing, Matt Stellpflug from Eyota, and Annmarie Backstrom from Faribault.


ROLLING MEADOWS MENNONITE CHURCH, Belvidere Town Hall, 2 miles north of Bellechester on County 2, Pastor Aaron Witmer, 651-9234240. Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Hymn Sing every fourth Sunday. ST. MARYS CATHOLIC, Bellechester, Father Bruce Peterson. Sunday mornings: 9 a.m. Mass. Tuesday mornings: 8 a.m. Mass.

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., Aug. 14: 6:30 p.m. VBS; 8 p.m. Dixieland band rehearsal. Thurs., Aug. 15: 10 a.m. Worship and music meeting; 6:30 p.m. VBS; 7 p.m. Bible study. Sat., Aug. 17: 5:30 p.m. Worship with communion. Sun., Aug. 18: 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship with communion; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship. Mon., Aug. 19: 7 p.m. Church council. Tues., Aug. 20: 9 a.m. Staff meeting; 1:30 p.m. Bible study. 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: piumc@

mingo. Free nursery for infants through age three; Sunday School for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. Small Group Bible Studies Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN , Wanamingo, Christopher Culuris, Pastor 507-8242155. WANAMINGO LUTHERAN ELCA, Wanamingo, MN 55983, Christopher Culuris, Pastor. Office hours Thursdays 1-3 p.m., 507-824-2410. Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. Confirmation at Trinity

Sat., Aug. 17: 7 a.m. Mens prayer breakfast; 7 p.m. Worship. Sun., Aug. 18: 8:30 a.m. Prayer time; 9 a.m. Worship. Tues., Aug. 20: 12:30 p.m. Youth group at water park. Wed., Aug. 21: 6 p.m. Youth group; Prayer hour; 7 p.m. Bible study. CHURCH OF ST. PAUL, 749 Main St. South, Zumbrota, 732-5324, email Pastor Father Randal Kasel, pastor. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. Mass Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Mass at the nursing home is the second Tuesday of the month at 9:15 a.m. UNITED REDEEMER LUTHERAN, 560 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, 732-7303, Tom Isaacson and Susan Vikstrom, pastor. Wed.-Fri., Aug. 14-16: Visit Care Center. Thurs., Aug. 15: 9 a.m. WELCA brunch at Sandy Lohmanns. Sun., Aug. 18: 8 a.m. Outdoor worship; 9:30 a.m. Indoor worship; 6 p.m. Sunday School leader meeting.. Wed., Aug. 21: 5:30 p.m. Clean-up Sunday School classrooms.

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC , Goodhue, Bruce Peterson, Pastor. Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. Mass. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:45 a.m. Mass. ST. LUKE LUTHERAN, Goodhue, 651-923-4695, Pastor Regina Hassanally. Wed., Aug. 14: 7:30 p.m. Church council. ST. PETERS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, 702 Third Ave., Goodhue, Randall L. Kuznicki, Pastor. Sun., Aug. 18: 8:15 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Bible study. Mon., Aug. 19: 7 a.m. Mens Bible study at church. Tues., Aug. 20: 1-4 p.m. Pastors office hours.

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., Aug. 14: 1 p.m. Nursing Home communion. Thurs., Aug. 15: 7 p.m. Bible information class. Fri., Aug. 16: 5:30 p.m. Wedding rehearsal. Sat., Aug. 17: 3 p.m. Brogan-Goplen wedding. Aug. 18: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Bible study. Mon,. Aug. 19: 7 p.m. Worship. Tues., Aug. 20: 7 p.m. Church council. FAMILY WORSHIP CHURCH Weekly worship services: 81 West 5th Street, Zumbrota, 507-732-7438, www.fwc Sundays 9:30 a.m. 1 Corinthians; Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Prayer. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 455 East Avenue, Zumbrota; Rev. Lisa Johnson. Sun., Aug. 18: 11 a.m. Worship. Tues., Aug. 20: 6:30 p.m. Council meeting. LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY CHURCH , a Wesleyan church, 179 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, lighthousecommunityzum, Janet Fischer, Pastor. Office: 732-5074. Tuesdays: 6 p.m. Bible Study at the home of Jim and Leora Busch. Sun., Aug. 18: 10:45 a.m. Worship with communion, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. 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.Thurs., Aug. 14-15: 5:30 p.m. Meal; 6 p.m. VBS. Thurs., Aug. 15: 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible study at Bridgets.

Big Tent Weekend held at Grace Lutheran Church

ORONOCO An outdoor service was held at Grace Lutheran Church in Oronoco Sunday, August 4. Pastor Ben Kempfert welcomed the community to worship on a bright sunny morning at the tall pine tree lot next to the church. It was part of the Big Tent Weekend which also included Vacation Bible School, a community bonfire, hotdog roast and popcorn, music, bean bag games, kayak demonstrations and an inflatable bouncing gym. The congregation anticipates doing this annually.
LANDS LUTHERAN, 16640 Highway. 60 Blvd., Zumbrota, MN 55992-5105. Zumbrota: 732-5482. Pastor David Krinke. Wed., Aug. 14: 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation. Thurs., Aug. 15: 4:30 p.m. Thrivent concert in Everson Park; 7 p.m. Council meeting. Sun., Aug. 18: 8:30 a.m. Park worship; 1 p.m. Zumbrota Nursing Home. Tues., Aug. 20: 11 a.m. Text study; 7 p.m. Spiritual guidance. Wed., Aug. 21: 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation. MINNEOLA LUTHERAN, 13628 County 50 Blvd. Wed., Aug. 14: 6:30 p.m. Pastoral board meeting; 7:30 p.m. Planning council. Sun., Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m. Barn worship and fundraiser at Les and Cheryl Kyllos; 10:30-noon Silent auction bidding and lunch served; noon-12:30 p.m. Winning bids announced. ST. COLUMBKILL CATHOLIC , 36483 County. 47 Blvd., Belle Creek, Bruce Peterson, Pastor. Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Mass. ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN, Bear Valley, Alan Horn, Pastor. 843-6211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible Class is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Mazeppa . Sun., Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN, WELS, Minneola Township, County Road 7, rural Zumbrota, Randall Kuznicki, Pastor. Sun., Aug. 18: 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion. Mon., Aug. 19: 7 a.m. Mens Bible study at St. Peters. Tues., Aug. 20: 1-4 p.m. Pastors office hours. ST. PETER LUTHERAN, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Belvidere, 28961 365th St., Goodhue, MN 55027-8515, Dr. Scott T. Fiege, Pastor. Sun., Aug. 18: 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion. STORDAHL LUTHERAN, ELCA, Rural Zumbrota. Church: (507) 732-5711, Kathy Lowery, Pastor, Home 507271-5711. Wed., Aug. 14: 6:30 p.m. Church council meeting. Sun., Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m. Worship with communion followed by coffee fellowship. Tues., Aug. 20: 11 a.m. Pastors text study. URLAND LUTHERAN Rural Route. 1, Box 300, Cannon Falls, MN 550095411, Pastors: Arthur W. Sharot Jr., Dean Lundgren, 263-2770. Visitation Minister, Linda Flom, 263-5613. Wed., Aug. 14: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study. Sun., Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m. Communion worship. Wed., Aug. 21: 6 a.m. Mens Bible study. 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.

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN, Aspelund, Martin Horn, Pastor. Wed., Aug. 14: 7:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer. Thurs., Aug. 15: 1:30 p.m. Rachel Circle at Wanda Yngsdals. Sun., Aug. 18: 10:45 a.m. Worship; 5:45 p.m. Youth group supper; 6 p.m. Youth group. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nerstrand, Don Kloster pastor, (507) 3342822. Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Coffee hour; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; Confirmation class. GRACE & ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCHES, Rural Goodhue, County. 4 Blvd., Andrew Krause, Pastor. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Worship at Grace; Communion on the Wednesdays before the second and last Sunday. Grace: Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. St. Johns: Sunday worship at 10 a.m. HAUGE LUTHERAN, Rural Kenyon, Martin Horn, Pastoral. Wed., Aug. 14: 7:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer at Emmanuel. Thurs., Aug. 15: 7 p.m. WMF meeting. Sun., Aug. 18: 9 a.m. Worship; 5:45 p.m. Youth group supper at Emmanuel; 6 p.m. Youth group at Emmanuel. Mon., Aug. 19: 7 p.m. Dorcas circle at Lucy Boyums. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Hay Creek (LCMS), 24686 Old Church Road. Pastor Lowell Sorenson, 651388-4577. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Worship.

ST. JOHNS EV. LUTHERAN , Mazeppa, Alan Horn, Pastor. 8436211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible class every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 19: 7 p.m. Worship. ST. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC , Mazeppa. Weekends-Masses: Sun.: 10 a.m., Mazeppa, Fr. Joe Fogal. UNITED METHODIST , Mazeppa, David Neil, Pastor. Church: 843-4962; home: 732-4291. Every Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship.

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: 9:30 a.m. Worship. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORONOCO , 40 3rd Street SW., Rev. Lisa Johnson; Office hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 14: 5-7 p.m. Food shelf open. Sun., Aug. 18: 9 a.m. Worship. Wed., Aug. 21: 6:30 p.m. Session meeting.

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Dean Day 1929-2013
Island Schools. Over the years, Dean worked and lived in several communities. He will be remembered for owning and operating Deans Siding Company and working at Gopher Liquor Store, both in Rochester. Dean enjoyed camping, riding his four-wheeler and, in his younger years, driving in stock car races. He loved his dogs and mini-horse and wagon. Dean is survived by his two daughters, Deanna (Robert Kremer) Day of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and Karen Day of Rochester; nine grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; brother, Lowell (Marilyn) Day of Rochester; and two sisters, Doreen Day of Pine Island and Lois Bielenberg of Rochester. Dean was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna; his parents, Lloyd and Pearl; two sons, William and Wayne Day; grandson, Joseph Day; and granddaughter, Jennifer Day. The funeral service was on Monday, August 12, at the United Methodist Church in Pine Island with Pastor Rick Ormsby officiating. Burial was in Pine Island Cemetery.


Three injured in accident at dangerous intersection

By Alicia Hunt-Welch Another accident at Highway 52 and Goodhue County Road 9 will add to the statistics marking it as one of the most dangerous intersections in the state. This most recent serious accident occurred at about 12:43 p.m. on August 10. A 2011 Dodge Ram driven by John Czarnecki, 43, of Dennison, was eastbound on CR 9 when it collided with a 2011 Lincoln MKS driven by Raymond Pierce, 61, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Pierce was traveling north on Highway 52. Although all occupants were wearing seat belts and airbags deployed in the vehicles, three individuals were injured. Pierce sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Ambryia Pierce, 10, of Cedar Rapids, suffered serious injuries. Both were transported to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester by Cannon Falls Ambulance. Two other occupants in Pierces vehicle Arielle Pierce, 31, and Aryssa Pierce, 9 did not report any injuries. Czarnecki was injured but no hospital was indicated on the report. Road conditions at the time of the accident were dry and alcohol was not believed to be a factor. The Wanamingo First Responders also assisted at the scene. Due to the number and severity of accidents at this intersection, MnDOT has it listed as one of the most dangerous crossings in Minnesota. In June, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced it approved a grant request by Goodhue County to help fund an overpass at the intersection. Getting this overpass project funded took about a decade to achieve. The project has a tentative work completion date of fall 2014.

Jason and Hiliary (Baethke) Burns, of Ames, Iowa, welcomed their first child, Garrison Roy Burns, on August 6, 2013, at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Garrison weighed in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Denny Kingdon and Julie EngelhardtKingdon of Oelwein, Iowa, and Mark and Lisa Baethke of Zumbrota.

PINE ISLAND Dean L. Day, age 83, of Pine Island and formerly of Rochester, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island. Dean Lloyd Day was born on August 30, 1929 to Lloyd and Pearl (nee Ames) Day. He grew up in rural Pine Island and attended Pine

Man injured in rollover accident

By Alicia Hunt-Welch Myron Wunderlich IV, 26, of Kenyon, was transported to Northfield Hospital after rolling his vehicle several times in a corn field. The accident occurred on July 31 at about 5:45 p.m. Wunderlich was northbound on 480th Street in Cherry Grove Township when he lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of 60th Avenue. The vehicle went off the road at the northwest corner and rolled several times, coming to rest in a corn field. Wunderlich went to a neighboring house to inform them of the accident, and that person contacted law enforcement. Wunderlich was taken by Zumbrota Ambulance for treatment of possible injuries. He was cited for reckless driving, no seat belt, and unsafe equipment. The land owner estimated that 40 bushels of corn were damaged, a monetary value of about $200.

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WINONA Brandon Dowden of Goodhue was named to the deans list for the 2013 spring semester.


Area Sports
27th annual Mazeppa Mens Invitational held at Zumbrota Golf Club
By Faye Haugen ZUMBROTA The 27th annual Mazeppa Mens Golf Invitational was played under perfect weather conditions at the Zumbrota Golf Club, Saturday. The annual best-shot, 18-hole tournament is a favorite with those who play, with a number of different games for golfers of all abilities. Cookie and Roger Hofschulte again did a wonderful job of managing the tournament. The winning foursome of Jeremiah Flotterud, Brian Wichmann, John Gruhlke and Dustin Avery, shot a 10-under par score of 59 to claim first place. Two strokes back of the first place team was the squad of Paul Stimets, Terry Buck, Casey Irish and Ken Lother, who placed second with a score of 61. With three teams tying for third place with scores of 63, a tie-breaker was used with Mark Young, Keith Olson, Mike Tabor and Bob Hoefs laying claim to third place. Fourth place went to Ed Martens, Steve Sawyer, Jay Erickson and Josh Mehrkens and fifth place was captured by Jeff Magnuson, Jason Irish, Jesse Schnieders and Rich Sorenson. Contests were held on a number holes with the following results:
second shot: Toby Hatlevig Hole 10: Longest drive: Roger Archer Hole 11: Closest to the pin from the tee box: Brian Wichmann Hole 1: Closet to the pin coming in Hole 15: Closest to the Doctor from from the ninth fairway: Mark Losure the tee box: Dick Weber Hole 2: Closest to the Doctor from Hole 17: Longest putt: John Gruhlke Three golfers, Dick Weber, the tee box: Bob Reiland Hole 3: Longest putt: Jeff Magnuson Roger Hofschulte and Keith Jones have taken part in all 27 years of team Hole 7: Closest to the pin from the the tournament. Complete results tee box: Tony Simons from the 18th annual Mazeppa Hole 9: Closest to the pin on the Mens Invitational are as follows:

Pine Island Golf Course champions crowned

The Pine Island Golf Course conducted their annual club championships on August 3-4 with Kurt Oelkers and Ella Lee winning titles. From left, Kurt Oelkers, club champion; Lisa Daak, womens first flight champion; Shane Field, junior champion; Ella Lee, womens club and senior womens champion; Laura Rofshus, womens tournament champion; Mike Oelkers, mens senior champion; and Fred Majerus, mens second flight winner; missing from the photo is Justan Roberts, mens first flight champion.

By Faye Haugen

Summers over With the Goodhue County Fair in the rearview mirror, summer seems to have come to an end. High school cross country, football, volleyball and soccer teams reported for practice on Monday morning signaling the start of the fall sports season. The Goodhue football team started a week ahead of everyone else in the area because of a nineweek Southern Football Alliance ZGC womens golf league schedule. With the merging of the Playoffs have begun in the HVL and Three Rivers conferences in Zumbrota Golf Club Tuesday football, one of the three divisions in Womens League with the top eight

the SFA has nine teams. That means Goodhue will play an eightgame schedule over nine weeks. The Wildcats will open their season on Friday, August 28 at home against Hayfield. The Cats will have the last week of September free of a game. Other early season activities to be aware of are Pine Island/ZumbrotaMazeppa boys soccer in Pine Island on Friday, August 23 at 5 p.m. against Plainview-Elgin-Millville; PIZM girls soccer at Eyota at 5 p.m. on August 23 and cross country for Goodhue, Pine Island and ZumbrotaMazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo at Wabasha on Monday, August 26 at 4 p.m. Watch for the fall sports preview in the next few weeks in the NewsRecord.

golfers from three divisions playing off. Paula Myran, Jess Flotterud and Dia Steinbauer will represent Division I; Kathy OConnor, Diane Matthees and Ardis Forland will represent Division II and Shirley Buck and Kathy Erickson will represent Division III. A total of 28 women took part in match-play action over the past 10 weeks. Thirteen teams took part in fun league play that will continue for one more week. The annual league party will be held Tuesday, August 27 with a potluck meal and awards ceremony.

Teams Score 1. Jeremiah Flotterud, Brian Wichmann, John Gruhlke, Dustin Avery 59 2. Paul Stimets, Terry Buck, Casey Irish, Ken Lother 61 3. Mark Young, Keith Olson, Mike Tabor, Bob Hoefs 63 4. Ed Martens, Steve Sawyer, Jay Erickson, Josh Mehrkens 63 5. Jeff Magnuson, Jason Irish, Jesse Schnieders, Rich Sorenson 63 6. Jim Brusehauer, Phil Olson, Roger Rueckert, Kent Friedrich 64 7. Dean Regnier, Joe Sand, Keith Jones, Tom Sand 65 8. Mike Hicks, Paul Radke, Jeff Hoefs, Todd Cordes 65 9. Fred Liffrig, Tim Krohn, Bob Beniak, Todd Liffrig 65 9. Todd Lexvold, Roger Hofschulte, Dan Fogarty, Tim Sanborn 65 11. Dana Ellefson, Loren Olson, Matt Liffrig, Jamie Varner 66 11. Roger Archer, Chad Olson, Dan Thoreson, Tony Simons 66 11. Joe Liffrig, Bob Archer, Toby Hatlevig, Frank Streit 66 11. Dale Olson, Roger Olson, Jon Liffrig, Jerry Siems 66 15. Tim McAthie, Kevin Jones, Randy Hayward, Moon Hofschulte 67 15. Lynn Urban, Gary Lee, Bob Reiland, Joe Benda 67 17. Jerry Liffrig, Dave Youngers Mark Losure, Dick Weber 70

Pine Island Babe Ruth baseball awards

PINE ISLAND The Pine Island Babe Ruth Gold baseball team wrapped up their summer season with a 15-8 record. The Gold were in third place in the regular season standings, and they handed league champion Cannon Falls Mudhens two of their three losses during the season. The squad finished second in the season-concluding Pine Island Senior Babe Ruth Tournament on July 23. The leading hitter award goes to Aaron Gillard who hit .438 on the season and led the Gold in nearly all offensive categories. The other players to hit over .300 for the season were: Brandon Aakre, .381, Matt Huus, .373, Derek Rucker, .324, Drew Lohmeyer, .313, Garrett Cobb, .308, Jacob Navratil, .306 and Noah Bauer, .304. Brady Braaten earned the leading pitcher award with a 6-1 mound record and a 2.50 ERA. Also putting together some fine performances on the mound were Aaron Gillard, 4-2 record, 2.14 ERA; Austin Sinning, 2-2 record, 1.64 ERA: Matt Lien, 1-2, 1.50 ERA: Matt Huus, 1-0, one save, 2.50 ERA: and Jacob Navratil, 1-0, 4.50 ERA. The team selected Aaron Gillard as their Most Valuable Player. Besides leading the team in hitting and finishing second on the team for pitching victories, he also played third base and caught.

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Bradley Kish discovers a love of derby cars

By Alicia Hunt-Welch WANAMINGO - For many years, 14-year old Bradley Kish has helped his dad build demolition derby cars. It was a great father-son experience and up until last week the only experience Bradley had behind the wheel of a demo car was driving one up onto a trailer for his dad. That changed last week when he participated in his first demolition derby at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota. The Wanamingo teen took second in his class and says, Its going to be a hobby of mine for sure now. It was a lot of fun. Bradley, his dad Jeremy, and brother Daniel built the derby car over the winter months. In building a demo car they must take out all of the plastic, glass and seats. The tires and motor are often changed. A sign is placed on top to distinguish the car, and they are ready to roll. Growing up, Bradley has watched his dad and his grandpa Dana Kish build and drive many demo cars. Bradley said, I always thought I wanted to try it. Unbeknownst to Bradley, that was exactly what his dad had in mind when building the car. Bradley said, One day he looked at me and said, This is your car. You are driving it now. Bradley admitted the thought of that made him both nervous and excited. Bradleys team of supporters began to grow in preparation for his big challenge. He said, We have a team thats called the I Have To Poop demo team. My dad and all of his derby friends, and family support the team. Oddly, Bradley has no idea how that team name was chosen, but his brother Daniel had the answer, saying the phrase was seen on the bumper sticker of a car. Wednesday, August 7 was the big night. Bradley arrived with his demo car at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota. When I got there my stomach felt kinda weird, Bradley said, but I was excited at the same time and ready to go. But Bradley was not the only one nervous. His mom, Stephanie Kish, posted on her Facebook page before the race, Mamas all nerves tonight! Knowing it was his first time, Bradley didnt expect to do very well, since other people have much more experience. His dad gave him a great deal of advice. The most important piece was to just hold the gas pedal down, as it often wanted to stop running. Demo derby cars can take some hard hits, and the teen wasnt completely prepared for how that would feel. It hurt more than I thought it would, Bradley said. In the end, after the smoke and noise had cleared, Bradley placed second out of 15 cars in the Mega Stock 80s and Newer Class. He took home a trophy and $200. His dad Jeremy competed in the Semi Stock Full Size Car class. Jeremy used his experience well and took first place in his division. Jeremy was awarded a trophy and a $1000 cash prize. Not a bad night for the Kish family. Bradley was elated with his first demo experience and has no doubt it will become a serious passion. After watching his older brother race, Daniel, 13, now said he is pumped and cant wait drive his own demo car. It sounds like there may need to be three cars built in the Kish garage next winter! During the school year, Bradley participates in football, wrestling and track. He recently completed his behind the wheel training hours, so he is eligible to become a licensed driver. Heres to hoping Bradley is just as successful on the roads as he is on the track.

Wanamingo coed volleyball concludes summer season

The Wanamingo coed volleyball league concluded their 2013 season with a double elimination tournament on August 9. First place went to Bunch of Us that included, from left, Carrie Groth, Molly Ryan, Tracy Erlandson, Josh Wright and Andy Kimball. Missing from the photo are Jen Nerison, Ryan Gunhus and Jacob Smith.

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Pinky Cat Pinky placed second in the Wanamingo coed volleyball league tournament. Members of the team are, from left, Alex Hanson, Nicole Anderson, Becca Welt, Whitney Ryan, Mitch Ryan and Craig Scherer. Six of the seven regular season teams participated in the tournament.

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Bradley Kish, left, and his dad Jeremy prepare to leave for the Demolition Derby in Zumbrota during the county fair. It was Bradleys first derby and he took home the second place trophy. Jeremy Kish took first in his division. Bradley was the third generation of Kishes racing that night in the derby.

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