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October 6, at 7 p.m., Van Horn

Public Library, in conjunction with
Better Brew Coffeehouse, will host
an open house with Minnesota-
based writer Kent Nerburn.
Nerburn will discuss his newest
book, The Girl Who Sang to the
Buffalo, at Better Brew as part
of the SELCO Fall Author Tour
and will sign copies of his book.
Copies for sale will be available
at the event. Van Horn Library
currently has copies available for
borrowing as well.
Van Horns Book Club will also
be meeting on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 1 at 6 p.m. (also at Better Brew
Coffeehouse) to discuss The Girl
Who Sang to the Buffalo prior to
Nerburns visit. Please note that
this is one week earlier than the
Book Club normally meets.
Amazon describes The Girl
Who Sang to the Buffalo as a
haunting dream that will not re-
lent that pulls author Kent
Nerburn back into the hidden world
of Native America, where dreams
have meaning, animals are teach-
ers, and the old ones still have
powers beyond our understand-
ing. In this moving narrative, we
travel through the lands of the
Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we
encounter a strange little girl with
an unnerving connection to the
past, a forgotten asylum that his-
tory has tried to hide, and the com-
plex, unforgettable characters we
have come to know from Nei-
ther Wolf nor Dog and The Wolf
at Twilight. Part history, part
mystery, part spiritual journey and
teaching story, The Girl Who Sang
to the Buffalo is filled with the
profound insight into humanity and
Native American culture we have
come to expect from Nerburns
Nerburn was born and raised
near Minneapolis with a father who
worked for the Red Cross and who
responded concurrently with the
fire department and other agen-
cies to help victims of fires and
floods. His son would often ac-
company him to these tragic situ-
ations and often in the dead of
night. This first-hand experience
of providing aid and comfort to
those in need instilled in Nerburn
a profound understanding of hu-
man suffering and hope, leaving
him with an indelible belief in a
life of service.
After graduating from the Uni-
versity of Minnesota with a de-
gree in American Studies he at-
tended Stanford University in re-
ligious studies and humanities. He
continued his graduate studies at
the University of California at
Berkeley where he attended the
Graduate Theological Union and
received a Ph.D in religious stud-
ies and art.
After living for a time in Eu-
rope, he followed in the footsteps
of his heroes Michelangelo,
Donatello, and Rodin by creating
larger than life-sized sculptures
from tree trunks.
After returning to Minnesota and
settling near the Canadian border
with his wife, he worked for sev-
eral years with the Red Lake band
of Ojibwe, helping younger mem-
bers of the tribe collect memories
of the tribal elders. This was his
introduction to the native spiri-
tual traditions that are the focus of
his written works. He turned from
sculpture to writing 20 years ago
in order to reach more people with
his message. His is a constant search
for what he refers to as an au-
thentic American spiritually, in-
tegrating our western Judeo-Chris-
tian tradition with the other tradi-
tions of the world, and especially
the indigenous spirituality of the
people who first inhabited this
continent. Once referred to as a
guerilla theologian he states that
he is deeply concerned with the
human condition and our respon-
sibility to the earth, the people on
it, and the generations to come. I
believe that we are, at heart, spiri-
tual beings seeking spiritual mean-
ing, and I try to honor this search
wherever I discover it in the course
of my daily life.
He and his wife continue to re-
side in northern Minnesota.
This artist visit is presented with
funding from the Minnesota Li-
brary Legacy Fund. For more in-
formation on this and other Li-
brary programs visit http:// or like their
Facebook page. You can also call
507-356-8558 or email if you have fur-
ther questions.
Kent Nerburn, the author of The
Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo, will
be visiting Pine Island as part of
the SELCO Fall Author Tour.
Pine Island Homecoming coronation is Sept. 29
2014 Pine Island High School Homecoming King and Queen candidates gathered together before being formally introduced and treated to a royal
lunch in the school cafeteria on Thursday, September 18: From left to right, front row: Abby Gushulak, Kaitlyn Champa, Mel Heeren, Emilee
Fredrickson, and Laura Cragoe; back row: Luke Thornton, Chris Frick, Duku Moses, Jimmy Kroll, and Isaiah Ondler.
By Audra DePestel
High School will hold its 2014
Homecoming coronation on Mon-
day, September 29, at 7 p.m. in
the schools maroon gymnasium.
This years senior King and
Queen candidates are Isaiah
Ondler, Laura Cragoe, Jimmy
Kroll, Emilee Fredrickson, Chris
Frick, Kaitlyn Champa, Abby
Gushulak, Luke Thornton, Duku
Moses, and Mel Heeren. Class
attendants are freshmen Joe Bauer
and Tessa Gushulak, sophomores
Andy Bogard and Malea Klein,
and juniors Austin Seelbinder and
Summer Rauk. Junior royalty are
first-graders Troy Hinton and
Kadence Woodfin.
Homecoming events at the
school will kick off on Monday,
with Inside Out Day and skits per-
formed during coronation.
Tuesday is Welcome to the Is-
land Day with Wacky Olympics
during fourth hour hosted by
Wednesday is Class Color Day
(freshmen blue, sophomores
red, juniors white, and seniors
black). Ultimate Frisbee will be
held at 7 p.m. at the varsity foot-
ball field.
Thursday is Twin Day (dress
alike) with a dance competition
during first hour hosted by DECA.
Friday is Spirit Day (maroon
and gold) with tug-of-war start-
ing fifth hour followed by float
decorating and the parade at 2 p.m.
The Pine Island Panthers will take
on the Lewiston-Altura Cardinals
at 7 p.m.
The high school Homecoming
dance will be held on Saturday in
the schools maroon gymnasium
from 8-10:30 p.m.
OToole to speak on economic
realities of high-speed rail
September 29, at 7 p.m. Randal
OToole will be speaking at the
Rochester International Event
Center (7333 Airport Drive SW
Highway 63 South and Airport
Exit) on the economic realities of
high-speed rail developments. The
event is free.
The high-speed, electric train
(ZipRail) proposed and brought
forward by a coalition of govern-
ment and non-government enti-
ties is part of Mayo Clinics $5
billion Destination Medical Cen-
ter initiative. The citizens of south-
east Minnesota just last month
learned of the proposal and the
two routes being considered, both
of which dissect Goodhue
County. The September 29 pro-
gram aims to share the research
around high-speed rail, its true
costs, how it compares to roads,
and the impact on the families,
farms, businesses, and communi-
ties it runs through.
Randal OToole is an Ameri-
can policy analyst, a senior fel-
low with the Cato Institute, and a
national expert on the economic
realities of high-speed rail devel-
opments over the past 20 years. He
is the author of five books on land
use and transportation issues, in-
cluding Gridlock: Why Were
Stuck in Traffic and What to Do
About It. Prior to working for Cato
Institute, OToole taught environ-
mental economics at Yale Uni-
versity, University of California-
Berkley, and Utah State
University. He currently resides
in central Oregon.
In response to public interest,
the Minnesota Department of
Transportation, in cooperation with
the Olmsted County Regional Rail
Authority, will exceed the 15 day
timeframe for release of the Final
Scoping Decision Document for
the Zip Rail project. This will al-
low for consideration of the large
number of public comments re-
The Final Scoping Decision
Document will identify the issues
and potential impact areas, and
alternatives, including the no build
alternative, to be studied in the
Tier 1 Environmental Impact State-
ment (EIS). It will also include a
record of all comments received
during the comment period (July
7 to August 22).
Release of the Final Scoping
Decision Document will be an-
nounced in the EQB Monitor,
monitor, and newspapers through-
out the project corridor, as well as
on the project website:
Release of Final Scoping
Decision delayed
By Marilyn Anderson
ZUMBROTA Plan now to
meet your friends and neighbors
at the Covered Bridge by city hall
at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Septem-
ber 30, to proceed on a Bikeabout
around Zumbrota. The Bikeabout
is sponsored by the City of Zum-
brota and Live Well Goodhue
The informational flyer says the
Bikeabout is a bike ride through
the community that will help us
determine where it is safe to ride,
where its challenging and what
we can do to make it safer. Zum-
brota Community Development
Director Dan King explained that
while the city has a bike and pe-
destrian map and policy, it is time
to take a look and see how safe is
it now and take steps if changes
and improvements should be
The plan is to begin at the Cov-
ered Bridge, ride the trail around
the park, visit the southern entrance
of the Goodhue Pioneer State Trail,
and proceed to Jefferson Drive via
the railroad trestle bridge. The route
will also take riders east on 5th
Street and past the school. The
group will cross Main Street twice,
including at the crosswalk at
Jefferson Drive. King pointed out
that since the Highway 58/Main
Street resurfacing and improve-
ment project was done last sum-
mer, there is no longer a cross-
walk at 7th Street. Sidewalks need
to be on both sides of the street for
the highway department to con-
struct a crosswalk.
After the Bikeabout, informa-
tion gained from the outing will
be taken to the citys park board.
The information will also be use-
Author Tour will
stop in Pine Island
ful when the city updates it strate-
gic and comprehensive plans. The
goal is to be able to assure people
are able to safely bike to school,
work, the grocery store, and do
other errands, as well as access
and use the trail.
To participate, go to the Cov-
ered Bridge at 5:30 p.m. with your
bike in good working order, a hel-
met, and appropriate clothing for
the ride and weather. No sign-up
is necessary. Children are welcome
if they are accomplished bicyclists.
Live Well Goodhue County
In addition to making the city
safer for bicyclists, King pointed
out that biking is a great way to
get around and to help people of
all ages be physically active.
The Zumbrota project is being
done in partnership with Live Well
Goodhue County. (See a separate
article for more details about the
Live Well program.) David Ander-
son, coordinator for Live Well
Goodhue County, is very excited
about developing a master bicycle
plan for Zumbrota. In his role,
Anderson is developing partner-
ships throughout the county uti-
lizing specific strategies to pro-
mote a culture of wellness.
Anderson describes the biking
project as a good fit for Zum-
brota and encourages area citizens
to join him on the bike ride Tues-
day evening. He sees a later step
for the project to be a community
gathering to obtain specific infor-
mation and answers to questions
such as: What makes biking safe?
Where would people like to bike?
What can be done to make it safer
in Zumbrota?
For more information, contact
Dan King, Zumbrota Community
Development Director at 507-732-
7318 or David Anderson, Live Well
Goodhue County Coordinator at
Future bicycling stories
Bicycling is not a new
Join friends and neighbors on the Bikeabout
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Section A of Two Sections Wednesday, September 24, 2014 No. 39 One Dollar
ZM Homecoming
King and Queen
crowned / 3B
opens / 2B
PI boys
win home
meet / 6A
Serving the Highway 52 Golden Corridor from Hader to Oronoco
phenomomen in Zumbrota. In fact,
bicycles were on the city streets
before automobiles, and a cycling
club formed in the early 1890s.
Look for stories about the his-
tory of bicycling in Zumbrota and
current bicyclists in future editions
of the News-Record.
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Sheriff Muellers physical fitness flop:
Is this really how you define success?
To the Editor:
Current Olmsted County Sher-
iff Dave Mueller claims success
for a fitness program. The Deputy
Sheriffs Association (DSA) dis-
Since the late 1990s, the DSA
has attempted to work with the
sheriffs office to create a fitness
program. If done correctly, it is a
win-win proposition the employ-
ees reap the health benefits, the
employer has reduced work-related
injuries, less time is lost from ab-
sences and there are reduced costs
to the health plan. At the time,
these efforts were blocked by Dave
Mueller when he was the Human
Resources Director for the county.
Mueller did not pursue a fitness
program until there was a politi-
cal advantage. Even after Mueller
became sheriff and sought to ful-
fill a campaign promise, the DSA
remained ready and willing to
implement a true fitness program.
Mueller had no plan, no workable
proposal for a fitness program.
Instead he simply took a testing
protocol from another agency,
basically crossing out their name
and slapping Olmsted County
on it. Seeing that no true fitness
program would be forthcoming,
the DSA agreed to Muellers pro-
posal for voluntary testing with a
financial incentive for those who
met or exceeded certain bench-
Lets be clear: there is no fit-
ness program. The mission of
a fitness program is to improve
fitness. It requires coaching, sup-
port and resources in addition to
testing. Only with a comprehen-
sive program will the participants
have their level of fitness mea-
sured and have access to assis-
tance with diet and exercise so
that their physical condition will
actually improve. What we have
is a fitness test nothing more.
To date, one test was administered
and only 14% of employees par-
ticipated, and there is no way of
knowing whether the physical
condition of all employees is im-
proving or declining. This is not
success to anyone, other than
Mueller. Another test is sched-
uled before November. From what
I hear, deputies are exercising
their right to not participate until
a real program is established.
The DSA supports a fitness pro-
gram and fitness standards. The
DSA is hopeful the next sheriff
will actually be able to deliver.
The only way we see that happen-
ing is if Kevin Torgerson is elected.
Doug Marcotte
The demands of being a celebrity
Once again we have placed high
standards of behavior on celebri-
ties. We want and expect them to
behave properly, better than proper,
exceptional, no failures, and no
mistakes! Violate any law and you
will receive the maximum pun-
ishment. You will be punished even
before you are proven guilty as
charged. You will not be forgiven
even if you prove your innocence.
We know your lawyer did things
to cover your guilt. Dont talk about
American Justice, that is formal
justice. These crimes are public,
and public opinion is never wrong,
even when it is!
Ask yourselves, dear readers,
who drives public opinion? Who
tells us what to think? Who keeps
a hot topic hot, or changes it to
another topic just as hot? It is the
media that infamous group
who are always looking for news.
The reporters, writers, and edi-
tors of news are the answer. It
doesnt matter the medium: pa-
per, TV, radio, magazines, books,
and movies. The worst of the lot is
the opinion writer. He or she takes
a few facts and some imagination
creating a story or scenario usu-
ally damning the celebrity for their
failure to behave properly. As Pogo
once said, We have met the en-
emy and he is us. (Pogo was the
alter ego of Walt Kelly.)
We have first one and now two
more NFL players who are ac-
cused of child abuse; or in other
words, over-disciplining their chil-
dren. For those of you with young
children, I have some questions
for you. Can you reason with a
two-year-old or a five-year-old?
What point are you making when
you try? (You do entertain the rest
of us!)
Right now, we are wrapped up
with the priests who have enjoyed
young boys and, occasionally, girls.
We have married the NFL
parenting goofs to this problem
whether or not the two issues are
really related. It doesnt matter
who the players are, we (the pub-
lic) will forget (but never forgive)
them after the next hot issue. We
might hear about them after their
formal trial. The hot issue sells
papers, etc and keeps the issue
makers going til they find the next
hot topic. You might say the me-
dia has gone to the dogs! Until
next week.
By Jan David Fisher
Community Calendar
Senior Dining
Reservations are required by
calling 24 hours ahead at each of
the nutrition sites.
In the Pine Island area, meals
are served at the Pine Island Se-
nior Center; Zumbrota area, Zum-
brota Towers.
September 25 - October 1
Thursday: Pork steak, dress-
ing, cauliflower/pimentos, blush-
ing pears, peanut butter cookie
Friday: Spaghetti with meat
sauce, green beans, fruited cole-
slaw, pumpkin raisin square (salad
alt: grilled chicken)
Monday: Pork chow mein, rice,
broccoli, pineapple slice, cherry
crisp (salad alt: taco)
Tuesday: Meat lasagna, Ital-
ian blend vegetables, tossed salad,
French bread, Hawaiian cake
If you have questions, call 356-
Seasons Hospice
Newly Bereaved Group, Thurs-
day, October 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A
group for anyone who has experi-
enced the death of a loved one
within the past four months.
All groups are held at the Cen-
ter for Grief Education and Sup-
port, Seasons Hospice, 1696
Greenview Dr. SW. Registration
is required two days prior to the
date of the event. For details: 507-
285-1930 or shbp@seasonshos
Olmsted County Parks
Oxbow Park Deer and Elk
Feeding, Saturday, September 27,
1 p.m. A short hike over to the elk
and deer pens will allow partici-
pants to get a closer look at these
spectacular creatures.
Chester Woods Park Seed
Collecting, Saturday, September
27, 1 p.m. Join staff and volun-
teers for a fun and educational af-
ternoon of native prairie seed har-
vesting. Collection site will be
posted at the park entrance.
Questions about Chester Woods,
call Celeste Lewis at 507-287-
2624. Questions about Oxbow
Park, call Clarissa Josselyn at 507-
55+ Driver Improvement
The Minnesota Highway Safety
Center will offer a 55+ Driver
Improvement Course on Septem-
ber 30 (four-hour refresher course),
5:30-9:30 p.m., Kenyon-
Wanamingo High School, 400 6th
St, Kenyon. For more informa-
tion or to register, visit or call
Community Library
The Goodhue School Library,
in conjunction with SELCO and
Goodhue County, is open to the
public Wednesday mornings from
9 a.m. - noon and Wednesday eve-
nings from 4-7 p.m. Story hour
for preschoolers is from 10-10:45
a.m. Action 100 conferencing can
be done during the morning hours.
The library is equipped with in-
ter-library loan service, which
means if the library does not have
a book you want, that book can be
there in two days.
Historical Society
The Goodhue Area Historical
Society is closed for the season,
but anyone who wishes to arrange
a visit can call Ardis Henrichs,
651-923-4629; Marie Strusz, 651-
923-4302; Ray McNamara, 651-
923-5117; or Roy Buck, 651-923-
4388. The museum will reopen
with regular hours next spring. Visit
good for infor-
Historical Society
The Mazeppa Area Historical
Society is open Saturdays from
noon to 3 p.m. A monthly meet-
ing is held on the second Tuesday
of each month.
Area History Center
The Oronoco Area History Cen-
ter is open to visitors in the City
Building every second Saturday
from 10 a.m.-noon. Contact us at
OAHC, 54 Blakely Ct. NW or
call 507-367-4320. You may also
visit our web page at oronocoarea
Tops #1280
PI Tops #1280 meets every
Monday night at St. Paul Luth-
eran Church. Weigh-in is at 5:15
and meeting time is 6 p.m. Every-
one welcome. Questions call 356-
8596 or 356-8990.
PI Senior Citizens Meeting
The Senior Citizens will meet
Wednesday, October 1, at noon at
the handicapped accessible Senior
Center for their business meeting.
All community seniors 55 and over
are welcome.
Toastmasters Meeting
The Pine Island Toastmasters
meet at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at St.
Paul Lutheran Church. They do
not meet on holiday weekends:
Christmas, New Years, Easter,
Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor
Day or Thanksgiving.
Harvey Auditions
Auditions for the play Harvey
will be September 29 and 30 from
7-9 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran
Church. Contact Marty Nunemaker
with questions at 507-226-6401.
Cancer Support Group
The group meets on Thursday,
September 25, at 9 a.m. at St. Paul
Lutheran Church.
History Center
The Pine Island Area History
Center is located at 314 North Main
Street. Open hours are Sunday from
1-3:30 p.m. and Mondays from 8-
11 a.m. or by appointment. To
contact the History Center please
call 507-356-2802 or 507-398-
5326 or visit www.pineisland
The Zumbrota Public Library
is at 100 West Ave., Zumbrota,
507-732-5211. Hours are Mon.,
12-8; Tues. 10-6; Wed., Thurs.,
12-8; Fri., 10-5; and Sat., 9-3. Dur-
ing closed hours you can learn
more about the library at http://
History Center
The Zumbrota History Center
has a photo stand displaying over
50 photographs of early Zumbrota
scenes. They have been enlarged
to 8 x 10 for easier viewing. New
photos are being added all the time.
Also on display are military memo-
rabilia, including Civil War items,
different models of telephones,
Zumbrota telephone books dating
back to the 1900s, and items of
Zumbrota advertising. Museum
hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Other hours by appointment (732-
Zumbrota Towers Events
September 25 - October 1
Thursday: 10:15 a.m. Exercise
Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. Exercise;
1:30 p.m. 500, Snacks
Legion Post 183
American Legion Post 183 meets
Thursday, September 25, at 6 p.m.
at Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727.
VFW Meeting
The VFW meets Thursday, Sep-
tember 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Stary-
Yerka VFW Post 5727.
The Zumbro Valley Woodturn-
ers meet Thursday, September 25.
Visit for
details or call Bob Post or Bill
Tops Meeting
Zumbrota Tops #563 meets ev-
ery Monday night at Our Saviours
Lutheran Church. Weigh-in time
is changed to 5:30 p.m. and meet-
ing time to 6 p.m. Everyone wel-
come. Questions call 732-7459 or
Community Band Practice
The Zumbrota Community Band
practices on Monday nights at 7:30
p.m. in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa
High School music room. Volun-
teer musicians are welcome.
State Theatre
Art on Main Closing Reception
Fundraiser for the State Theatre,
Friday, September 26, 6:30-10 p.m.
Tickets available at Wild Ginger,
All in Stitches, and Crossings.
The State Theatre is at 96 East
4th Street in Zumbrota. For infor-
mation visit call 507-
Poetography 6 exhibit, through
October 4. Reception and poetry
reading Saturday, October 4, 6:30
Wine and Trinkets, Fri., Sept.
26, 7-9 p.m.
Intermediate Glass Fusing, Sat.,
Sept. 27, 10 a.m. - noon
Writing Kickstart with Rosanne
Bane, Sat., Sept. 27, 10 a.m. - noon.
The Six Stages of Creative Pro-
cess with Rosanne Bane, Sat., Sept.
27, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
An Introduction to DADGAD
for Guitar, Sat., Sept. 27, 3:30-5
Sarah McQuaid concert, Sat.,
Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Yoga, Tues., Sept. 30, 6:30-7:30
For more information go to
www. or
call 507-732-7616. Crossings is
at 320 E Ave.
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Fire prevention event
will be at Zumbrota Ford
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA The Zumbrota
Fire Department is holding an event
on Monday, October 6 from 2-7
p.m. at Zumbrota Ford to promote
this years fire prevention theme,
Working smoke alarms save
lives! Fire trucks, firefighters, and
dealership personnel will all be
present. They plan to talk about
fire prevention and promote their
free in-home fire inspections.
This is a family-friendly event.
Firefighters will be giving out plas-
tic fire helmets to kids, nine-volt
batteries to the first 100 people,
and other gifts. Community busi-
nesses can expect firefighters to
call on them to see if they have
anything they are willing to do-
nate to the event.
We are keeping the atmosphere
light and open, said fireman Scott
Sorby. We are allowing the com-
munity to go through the trucks
and we will answer any questions
they may have.
Throughout the summer the fire
department has been trying to reach
out to the community by bringing
their truck to Music in the Park,
the Farmers Market, Rock the
Block, and National Night Out
events. They are hoping that this
event will bring the community
together providing more outreach
and education from the department.
404 Main St., Zumbrota
Troy Higley, D.C.
"The Power That Made
The Body, Heals The Body"
Palmer Graduate
Mike Nadeau, Piano Technician
61533 County Road #7
Mazeppa, MN 55956
507-951-7351 OR 507-258-4668

United Redeemer sponsored canoe trip to Canada
ZUMBROTA Twenty Zumbrota-Mazeppa youth and eight chaperones
went on a canoe trip July 19-26 to Canada. The trip was sponsored by
United Redeemer Lutheran Church. All are invited to come to United
Redeemer in Zumbrota on Sunday, September 28, at 9:15 a.m. for a
presentation of the canoe trip. Front row, from left to right, are: Anna
Haugen, Katia Beebe, Laura Drackley, Erin Idler, Bailey Berg, Maverick
Jackson, Teryn Erickson, Jeff Vilen, Brandi Weiland, Summer Gruhlke,
Jessica Clancy, Kelley Vilen, and Colin Vilen; back row: Rox Webster,
Chris Beebe, Torger Jystad, Brady Schoenfelder, Noah Prodzinski, Paul
Dahlen, Seth Tupper, Colton Webster, Alex Guse, Landon Rauen, Alex
Aarsvold, Cody Tabor, Mike Tabor, Ben Solberg, and Willy Rauen.
Anne Wilson attends Lutheran
Summer Music Academy
son, a junior at Zumbrota-Mazeppa
High School and daughter of Dan
and Cindy Wilson of Zumbrota,
attended the Lutheran Summer
Music Academy (LSM) from June
21 through July 19 at Luther Col-
lege in Decorah, Iowa. There were
over 100 other students attending
from many different states.
Wilson said, The LSM camp
was one of the best experiences I
have ever had! Being with so many
people that share the same love of
music was truly the greatest.
Most of her day included prac-
tice time, band, ensembles, and
lessons with a private teacher.
Recitals were held each day by
the faculty and students. Wilson
was part of the percussion in the
band, and she was a piano accom-
panist for small ensembles.
Each day was opened and closed
with church services in the Center
for Life building. Attending all
these services was so inspiring with
the amazing music it added
strength to my faith in God.
Other activities included swim-
ming, volleyball, shopping in
downtown Decorah, movie nights,
and going to the Mystery Cave.
At the end of the month a per-
formance was held at the final
celebration weekend of LSM.
Wilson said, The overall ex-
perience was so fulfilling in every
way. At the end of the month, I
wished there was another month
For more information on the
Lutheran Summer Music Acad-
emy, visit www.lutheran
At the end of the month, I wished there was another month left, Anne
Wilson said of her time spent at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy
in Decorah, Iowa.
September 13-14 was the sec-
ond annual Gods Work Our
Hands weekend for Saint Paul
Lutheran Church of Pine Island.
On Saturday, approximately 50
members prepared the food shelves
and the Collins Park well house
for painting, painted fire hydrants,
filled garbage bags with trash from
the Douglas Trail, took photos of
the event, and fed the workers. On
Sunday, the Sunday School classes
filled school bags for the Baja
school children, tied blankets, and
Gods Work Our Hands
serves Pine Island community
made sun-catchers for residents
of the nursing hime.
Pastor Peter Reuss led a con-
versation at St. Paul about how
Christian congregations can do
more than simply preach and teach
about issues of faith. After church,
there was a potluck meal, then there
was more work. Over 100 people,
in addition to the Sunday School,
participated Sunday afternoon,
painting the food shelves and the
Collins Park well house and fire
hydrants, cleaning trails, parks, the
cemetery, and the school grounds,
tying mission quilts, making greet-
ing cards for the caring card min-
istry, sprucing up the trail head
restrooms, serving residents, their
families, and the public at Pine
Haven Care Centers 50th anni-
versary celebration, and feeding
and cleaning up after all the good
Over 680 man hours were used
to serve the Pine Island commu-
CHURCH, Belvidere Town Hall, 2
miles north of Bellechester on County
2, Pastor Aaron Witmer, 651-923-
4240. Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday
School; 11 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Hymn
Sing every fourth Sunday.
ester, Father Paul Kubista. Sunday
mornings: 8:30 a.m. Mass. Tuesday
mornings: 8 a.m. Mass.
Goodhue, Father Paul Kubista. Sat-
urdays: 5:30 p.m. Mass. Monday,
Wednesday, Friday: 7:45 a.m. Mass.
651-923-4695, Pastor Regina Has-
sanally. Wed., Sept. 24: 6:30 p.m.
Confirmation class. Sun., Sept. 28:
8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m.
Worship with communion.
WELS, 702 Third Ave., Goodhue,
Randall L. Kuznicki, Pastor. Wed.,
Sept. 24: 8:30 a.m. Quilting with Bible
study at church; 3:45 p.m. Confir-
mation class. Sun., Sept. 28: 9:15
a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m.
Worship with communon. Tues.,
Sept. 30: 1-4 p.m. Pastors office
Mazeppa, Alan Horn, Pastor. 843-
6211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible
class every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 28: 8:30 a.m. Worship;
9:30 a.m. Sunday School.
Mazeppa. Weekends-Masses: Sun.:
10 a.m., Mazeppa, Fr. Joe Fogal.
David Neil, Pastor. Church: 843-4962;
home: 732-4291. Every Sunday: 9:30
a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m.
Avenue NE, Oronoco: 507-367-4329,
Pastor Ben Kempfert 507-367-4426.
Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-
noon. Sundays: 8:45 a.m. Bible study;
Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship.
Website: www.gracelutheranoronoco
.com. Follow us on facebook.
ORONOCO, 40 3rd Street SW., Rev.
Lisa Johnson office hours Mondays
1-4 p.m.; Office hours: Tuesdays and
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed.,
Sept. 24: 5-7 p.m. Food shelf open.
Sun., Sept. 28: 11 a.m. Worship.
CHURCH, Pine Island, Tim Graham,
Pastor, 507-356-4306, www.corner, ASL Interpretation avail-
able. Cornerstone Kids meet every
Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Prayer meet-
ing is Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
CHURCH, 208 North Main, Pine Is-
land, Chris Paulson, Pastor, (507)
356-4834. Sundays: 9:15 a.m. Sun-
day School for children and adults;
10:30 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Youth
Group for grades 7-12. Wednesdays:
6 p.m. AWANA for grades K-6; 7:30
p.m. Bible study for all ages.
520 So. Main St., Pine Island, 356-
8622, email: dashpole@bevcomm.
net, Rev. Dan Ashpole, Pastor. Sun-
days: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible class and
Childrens Sunday School; 10:30 a.m.
Street SW, Pine Island, 356-4280,
Father Randal Kasel, Pastor; Satur-
day Mass 5 p.m.; Sunday Mass
10:30 a.m.; Confessions 4:15 p.m.
Saturday; Daily Mass Wednesday
8:30 a.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.; Con-
fessions 8 a.m. Office Hours Tues-
day-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5
p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
3rd St. S.W., Box 708, Pine Island,
Pastors David Beckstrom, and Kip
A. Groettum, Associate Pastor. Email:
saint; Web site: Wed., Sept. 24:
3:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade confir-
mation; 6 p.m. Adult ed; 7 p.m. Chan-
cel choir; 8 p.m. Praise team. Thurs.,
Sept. 25: 7 p.m. 3rd grade Bible class.
Sat., Sept. 27: 5:30 p.m. Worship.
Sun.-Wed., Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Inter-
faith Hospitality Network. Sun., Sept.
28: 8:15 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Fel-
lowship; Sunday School; Handbells;
Interim forum; Youth Gathering in-
formation meeting for grades 9-12;
10:30 a.m. Worship; Sunday School;
3rd grade Bible presentation. Tues.,
Sept., 30: 8:30 a.m. Quilting; 9 a.m.
Staff meeting; 1:30 p.m. Bible study;
6 p.m. New member meeting. Wed.,
Oct. 1: 1:30 p.m. Lydia circle; 3:30
p.m. 7-8 grade confirmation; 6 p.m.
Adult ed; Youth board; 7 p.m. Chan-
cel choir; 8 p.m. Praise team.
North, PO Box 8, Pine Island, Caro-
lyn Westlake, Pastor; Office hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m.;
Web address:; email:
Pastor Patrick McBride, 507-824-
3019. New Life Church meets at 10
a.m. at 525 Beverly Street, Wana-
mingo. Free nursery for infants
through age three; Sunday School
for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. Small
Group Bible Studies Sunday evenings
at 7 p.m.
Christopher Culuris, Pastor 507-824-
2155. Wed., Sept. 24: 9 a.m. Volun-
teers help with newsletter; 4:30 p.m.
Confirmation. Sun., Sept. 28: 9 a.m.
Sunday School; Worship at Wana-
mingo Lutheran; 10:30 a.m. Worship.
Wanamingo, MN 55983, Christopher
Culuris, Pastor. Office hours Thurs-
days 1-3 p.m., 507-824-2410. Wed.,
Sept. 24: 4:30 p.m. Confirmation at
Trinity. Thurs., Sept. 25: Noon news-
letter deadline. Sun., Sept. 28: 9 a.m.
Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School.
and School, WELS, 223 East 5th
Street, Zumbrota, Office 732-5421.
Wayne Schoch, Pastor, 732-4089;
School, Daniel Kell, Principal, 732-
5367. Wed., Sept. 24: 10 a.m.
Chapel; 10:30 a.m. Bible study; 1
p.m. Nursing Home service; 3:15 p.m.
Junior choir; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation
class; 7 p.m. Choir. Sun., Sept. 28:
8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship with com-
munion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School;
9:30 a.m. Bible study; Noon congre-
gational potluck. Mon., Sept. 29: 7
p.m. Advanced visitors meeting; Bible
study. Wed., Oct. 1: 10 a.m. Chapel;
10:30 a.m. Bible study; 3:15 p.m.
Junior choir; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation
class; 7 p.m. Choir.
worship services: 81 West 5th Street,
Zumbrota, 507-732-7438, www.fwc Sunday: 9:30 a.m.; Eccle-
siastes, Wednesday 7 p.m., Bible
School classes and seminars
UCC, 455 East Avenue, Zumbrota;
Rev. Lisa Johnson. Secr-etarys of-
fice hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 28: 9
a.m. Worship.
a Wesleyan church, 179 W. 3rd St.,
Zumbrota, lighthousecommunityzum, Janet Fischer, Pastor.
Office: 732-5074. Thurs., Sept. 25:
6:30 p.m. Bible study at church. Sun.,
Sept. 28: 10:45 a.m. Worship; Gen-
esis 5:18-24; Hebrews 11:5.
290 South Main Street, Zumbrota.
507-398-2604. Pastor Gary Basin-
ski. Service times: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Eric Westlake and Tim Banks, Pas-
tors, 1549 East Avenue, Zumbrota,
732-5449, church office. Website: Office hours: Tues.,
Wed., and Fri., 8 a.m.-noon. Wed.,
Sept. 24: 11:30 a.m. Womens Bible
study; 3:30 p.m. WINGS and Junior
youth group; 6 p.m. Youth group; 7
p.m. Bible study. Sat., Sept. 27: 7
a.m. Mens prayer breakfast. Sun.,
Sept. 28: 8:30 a.m. Prayer time; 9
a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m.
Worship; 7 p.m. Prayer, praise and
worship. Wed., Oct. 1: 11:30 a.m.
Womens Bible study; 12:45 p.m. Early
release program; 6 p.m. Youth group;
7 p.m. Bible study.
St. South, Zumbrota, 732-5324, email Pastor Father
Randal Kasel, pastor. Hours: Tues-
day, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 7:30-11:30
a.m. Mass
Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.; Tues-
day and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Mass
at the nursing home is the second
Tuesday of the month at 9:15 a.m.
560 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, 732-7303,
Susan Vikstrom, pastor; Cindy Wil-
son Youth director. Martin Horn, Pastor.
Wed., Sept. 24: 7:15 a.m. CBC; 6:45
p.m. Confirmation class; 7 p.m. Choir
rehearsal; 7:45 p.m. Confirmation class
for grade 10. Thurs., Sept. 25: 9
a.m. Quilting; 7 p.m. Food shelf open.
Sun., Sept. 28: 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Worship; 9:15 a.m. PACE; Sunday
Martin Horn, Pastor. Wed., Sept. 24:
3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5:30 p.m.
Meeting for 2nd year confirmation
students and parents at Hauge; 6:30
p.m. Meeting for 1st year confirma-
tion students and parents; 6:30 p.m.
Choir; 7:30 p.m. Bible study and
prayer. Sun., Sept. 28: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship;
5:45 p.m. Youth group at Hauge.
Wed., Oct. 1: 3:15 p.m. Overcom-
ers; 5 p.m. 2nd year confirmation at
Hauge; 6:15 p.m. 1st year confirma-
tion at Hauge; 6:30 p.m. Choir at
Hauge; 7:30 p.m. Bible study and
prayer at Hauge.
strand, Don Kloster pastor, (507) 334-
2822. Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15
a.m. Coffee hour; 10:30 a.m. Sun-
day School; Confirmation class.
CHURCHES, Rural Goodhue, County
4 Blvd., Pastor Justin Gosch. Grace:
Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15
Sunday School. Communion on the
second and last Sunday of each
month. Midweek worship 7 p.m. Com-
munion on the Wednesday before
the second and last Sunday of the
month. St. Johns: Sundays: 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship.
Communion on the second and last
Sunday of each month.
Martin Horn, Pastoral. Wed., Sept.
24: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5:30 p.m.
Meeting for 2nd year confirmation
students and parents; 6:30 p.m.
Meeting for 1st year confirmation stu-
dents and parents at Emmanuel; Choir
at Emmanuel; 7:30 p.m. Bible study
and prayer at Emmanuel. Sun., Sept.
28: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sun-
day School; 5:45 p.m. Youth group.
Wed., Oct. 1: 3:15 p.m. Overcom-
ers; 5 p.m. 2nd year confirmation;
6:15 p.m. 1st year confirmation; 6:30
p.m. Choir; 7:30 p.m. Bible study and
Hay Creek (LCMS), 24686 Old Church
Road. Pastor Lowell Sorenson, 651-
388-4577. Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday
School; Bible class; 9:45 a.m. Fel-
lowship time; 10 a.m. Worship.
LANDS LUTHERAN, 16640 Highway.
60 Blvd., Zumbrota, MN 55992-5105.
Zumbrota. Text study; 7 p.m. Spiri-
tual guidance. Wed., Sept. 24: 9 a.m.
Coffee and conversation; 6:15 p.m.
WOW worship; Confirmation; 7 p.m.
Youth group. Thurs., Sept. 25: 7:15
a.m. Youth Bible study at Bridgets;
10:30 a.m. Newsletter collation. Sat.,
Sept. 27: 7:30 a.m. Doodle Bible
study; 3 p.m. Confirmation overnight.
Sun., Sept. 28: 7:30 a.m. Praise prac-
tice; 8:30 a.m. Praise worship; 9;30
a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m.
Worship. Tues., Sept. 30; 11 a.m.
Text study. Wed., Oct. 1: 9 a.m.
Coffee and conversation; 6:15 p.m.
Worship with communion; Confirma-
tion; 7 p.m. Youth group.
County 50 Blvd. Wed., Sept. 24: 7:30
p.m. Womens Bible study meeting
at Cheryl Kyllos. Sun., Sept. 28:
9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 am.
Worship with communion; Mission
Sunday with potluck following.
36483 County. 47 Blvd., Belle Creek,
Father Paul Kubista. Sundays: 10:30
a.m. Mass.
Valley, Alan Horn, Pastor. 843-6211,
home; 843-5302 work. Bible Class
is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in
Mazeppa. Sun., Sept. 28: 10:30 a.m.
Minneola Township, County Road 7,
rural Zumbrota, Randall Kuznicki,
Pastor. Sun., Sept. 28: 8:30 a.m.
Worship; 9:30 a.m. Bible study. Tues.,
Sept. 30: 1-4 p.m. Pastors office
eran Church Missouri Synod, Bel-
videre, 28961 365th St., Goodhue,
MN 55027-8515, Dr. Scott T. Fiege,
Pastor. Sun., Sept. 28: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship.
ral Zumbrota. Church: (507) 732-5711,
Kathy Lowery, Pastor, Home 507-
271-5711. Sun., Sept. 28: 9 a.m.
Confirmation; 9:30 a.m. choir; 10:30
a.m. Worship. Tues., Sept. 30: 11
a.m. Text study.
9 Blvd., Cannon Falls, MN 55009.
Church: 507-263-5544; Pastor David
Hurtt, Interim. Wed., Sept. 24: 6 a.m.
Mens Bible study; 6:30 p.m. Affir-
mation class; 7:30 p.m. Praise and
worship practice. Sun., Sept. 27: 9:15
a.m. Sunday School; Youth forum;
10:30 a.m. Communion worship.
Wed., Oct. 1: 6 a.m. Mens Bible
study; 7:30 p.m. Praise and worship
LCMC 34289 County 24 Blvd., Can-
non Falls, Curtis Fox, Pastor, 507-
663-9060; Linda Flom, Visitation Min-
ister, 263-5613. Sundays 9 a.m.
Worship. Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Bible
study; 7 p.m. Blue grass jam.
CHRIST, 23148 County Highway 24,
West Concord (Berne), 507/527-2622.
Rev. Victor Jortack, Pastor.
Brittany Anderson of Merrill,
Wisconsin, and Sam Haugen, for-
merly of Wanamingo, were mar-
ried in a double ring ceremony on
May 31, 2014, at St. Johns
Lutheran Church in Merrill. The
bride was given away by her fa-
Parents of the couple are Bruce
and Lorie Anderson of Merrill,
and Tom and Sue Haugen of
Matron of honor was Suzanne
Lezotte, friend of the bride. Brides-
maids were Racheal Carlson, Erin
Voss, and Lisa Borchardt, all
friends of the bride. Miniature bride
was Samantha Marnholtz, and
flower girl was Grace Marnholtz,
both cousins of the bride.
Best man was Aaron Haugen,
brother of the groom. Grooms-
men were Andrew Carlson, Alex
Hanson, and Mitchell Ryan, all
friends of the groom. Ushers were
Bradley Anderson and Benjamin
Anderson, brothers of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a re-
ception, dinner, and dance were
held at the Rothschild Pavilion in
Rothschild, Wisconsin.
The bride is employed by
Altmann Construction Company
in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin,
and the groom is employed by
Becher-Hoppe Associates, Inc. in
Wasau, Wisconsin.
Sam and Brittany are making
their home in Stevens Point, Wis-
Area Sports
By Faye Haugen
GOODHUE - In the battle of
the second-place Blue Division
teams in Southern Football Alli-
ance play, Rushford-Peterson came
away the winner in the two-day
battle in Goodhue.
Lightning forced the game to
be delayed at the half and then be
postponed until Saturday after-
noon. The Trojans earned the 39-
13 win.
We had the same thing happen
in Saturdays half of the game as
it did on Friday night. We were
able to move the ball down the
field, but we would turn the ball
over on downs before we could
get in the end zone, lamented
Coach Tony Poncelet. Towards
the end of the game, their size just
wore us down. They scored late in
the game when we had our sopho-
mores and freshmen in the game
and they used their starters.
Rushford-Peterson scored twice
in the opening half. The first came
on the opening drive when receiver
Noah Carlson made a circus-type
catch on a long throw deep in
Goodhue territory. That set up an
11-yard run by Alex Vik.
Goodhue responded with a long
drive down inside the five-yard
line, but an interception two yards
deep in the end zone was returned
for an RP touchdown. A flag for
holding negated the score, but the
Trojans used their good field po-
sition to make the score 13-0 on a
one-yard run by Jordan Agrimson.
That interception return really
hurt us. We were moving the ball
really well and had some momen-
tum, but they made a good play
and return, remarked Coach Pon-
The Wildcats cut the RP lead to
13-7 early in the second quarter
when Garrett Huemann rushed in
from the six and Mariano Bigalk
kicked the PAT. But RP came right
back for a 19-7 lead on a seven-
yard run by Cole Kingsley.
Lightning then forced the two
teams to re-gather in Goodhue at
2 p.m. on Saturday.
Vik ran for an eight-yard score
in the third quarter for a 27-7 RP
lead. Jacob Pasch made it 27-13
when he ran the ball in from the
five-yard line for Goodhue early
in the fourth quarter, but Vik made
an interception of a Pasch pass
and returned it 32 yards to the end
zone for a 33-13 RP lead. The
Trojans tacked on an 84-yard run
by Carlson for the 39-13 final score.
Pasch was 12 of 24 passing for
176 yards. Tyler Schumacher made
seven receptions for 124 yards.
Huemann rushed for 58 yards on
16 carries.
The Cats will travel to Hayfield
on Friday to face the 1-3 Vikings
who lost 33-14 to Wabasha-
Kellogg last Friday. Kickoff is 6:30
Goodhue 13 - Rushford-Peterson 39
First downs 17 17
by rushing 7 14
by passing 10 3
by penalty 0 0
Rushing plays 38 38
Rushing yards 123 270
Passing attempts 25 10
Passing completions 13 6
passing yards 211 104
interceptions 1 0
touchdowns 0 0
Total offense 343 374
Punts/avg. 3/44 -
Penalties/yds 2/15 3/30
Goodhue comes up short
Fumbles/lost 2/0 1/0
RP 13 6 8 12 = 39
Goodhue 0 7 0 6 = 13
First quarter
RP: 11-yard touchdown run Alex Vik. PAT kick
by Cole Kingsley. 7-0
RP: One-yard touchdown run Jordan Agrimson.
PAT kick blocked. 13-0
Second quarter
G: Six-yard touchdown run by Garrett Huemann.
PAT kick by Mariano Bigalk, 13-7
RP: Seven-yard touchdown run by Cole Kingsley.
Conversion pass failed. 19-7
Third quarter
RP: Eight-yard touchdown run Alex Vik. PAT
conversion pass good. 27-7
Fourth quarter
G: Five-yard touchdown run by Jacob Pasch.
PAT kick failed. 27-13
RP: Interception by Alex Vik and returned 32
yards for a touchdown. Conversion pass failed.
RP: 84-yard touchdown run by Noah Carlson.
PAT failed. 39-13
Individual statistics
Passing: G - Jacob Pasch, 12 of 24 for 176
yards; Tyler Schumacher 1 of 1 for 35 yards
Rushing: G - Garrett Huemann, 16 rushes for
58 yards; Jacob Pasch 14/50; Logan Breuer
1/5; Jacob Gilsdorf 1/3; Wilson Jonas 5/3;
Bailee OReilly 1/4
Receiving: G - Tyler Schumacher, 7 receptions
for 124 yards; Riley Augustine 5/88; Garrett
Huemann 1/-1
PI wins the two-day battle over ZM
- By Faye Haugen
PINE ISLAND - For the sec-
ond time this season, both Pine
Island and Zumbrota-Mazeppa had
to return to the field the next day
to complete their scheduled game.
Ive been around high school
football since I was five years old
and only one time in all those years
did we have a game end because
of lightning and that was in 1989
when Pine Island played at Zum-
brota. Last year, we got a game
rescheduled to the next day at St.
Charles. This year we have two
games where we have to go back
and finish the game. Its just
strange, said ZM coach Willie
Fridays game was delayed when
officials saw lightning well to the
north of Pine Island, forcing the
game to be suspended. After an
hour-and-a-half wait, the last half
of the game was pushed to Satur-
day in Pine Island.
The game started out strange
and continued that way. In the first
quarter, ZM fumbled the ball with
PIs Ben Farrell picking up the
ball and racing 52 yards to the end
zone. Mitchell Acker kicked the
PAT for a 7-0 PI lead. ZM fumbled
again on their next series, but this
time Freedom Hunt was able to
recover the ball, running 48 yards
for the TD. Hunt connected with
Jacob Forrey on the conversion
pass for an 8-7 ZM lead.
The Panthers scored twice in
the second quarter. Tristan
Akasons 14-yard run and Ackers
PAT gave PI a lead they would
not relinquish. Chris Frick called
his own number for a five-yard
TD run and a 21-8 PI lead at the
Both teams returned on Satur-
day with ZM taking the opening
kickoff, but a fumbled ended that
drive. PI capitalized on the mis-
cue, pushing their lead to 27-8 when
Farrell rolled in from the one.
Hunt scored for ZM late in the
fourth quarter on a two-yard run
to pull ZM to 27-14, but the Pan-
thers tacked on one last score on a
19-yard run by Akason, with Acker
kicking the PAT for the 34-14 fi-
nal score.
We played well at times, but
we were not very aggressive in
the opening half. We came back
on Saturday and were much more
aggressive, remarked Coach
Rauen. Pine Island is a very good
team and Farrell is tough to bring
Farrell led the Panthers with
157 yards on 22 carries. Chris Frick
was 4 of 5 passing for 46 yards
with Matt Kukson making two
receptions for 18 yards.
Freedom Hunt was 8 of 16 pass-
ing for 83 yards, and he rushed for
54 yards on 15 carries. Jacob For-
rey make five receptions for 50
The Panthers will make the trip
to Winona on Friday to face Cot-
ter in a 7 p.m. contest. The Ram-
blers are 1-3, earning their first
win of the season over St. Charles
last week.
The Cougars will host White
Division leading Triton on Friday
in their Homecoming game in
Zumbrota at 7 p.m. They like to
run the ball and they play very
good defense, pointed out Coach
Pine Island 34
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 14
First downs 18 15
by rushing 16 9
by passing 2 5
by penalty 0 1
Rushing plays 46 40
Rushing yards 275 104
Passing attempts 5 21
Passing completions 4 11
passing yards 46 112
interceptions 0 1
touchdowns 0 0
Total offense 323 216
Punts/avg. 0/0 3/22
Penalties/yds 4/40 8/57
Fumbles/lost 5/4 3/2
ZM 8 0 0 6 = 14
Pine Island 7 14 6 7 = 34
First quarter
PI - ZM fumble recovered by Pine Islands Ben
Farrell for 52 yards for a touchdown. PAT kick
by Mitchell Acker. 7-0
ZM - ZM fumble recovered by ZMs Freedom
Hunt who ran 48 yards for a touchdown. Two-
point conversion pass from Freedom Hunt to
Jacob Forrey. 8-7
Second quarter
PI - 14-yard touchdown run by Tristan Akason.
PAT kick by Mitchell Acker. 14-8
PI - Three-yard touchdown run by Chris Frick.
PAT kick by Mitchell Acker. 21-8
Third quarter
PI - One-yard touchdown run by Ben Farrell.
PAT kick by Mitchell Acker. 28-8
Fourth quarter
ZM - One-yard touchdown run by Freedom
Hunt. Conversion pass failed. 28-14
PI - 19-yard touchdown run by Tristan Akason.
PAT kick by Mitchell Acker. 34-13
Individual statistics
Passing: PI - Chris Frick 4 of 5 for 46 yards;
ZM - Freedom Hunt, 8 of 16 for 83 yards, one
interception; Isaiah Stueber 3 of 5 for 29 yards
Rushing: PI - Ben Farrell 22 carrieas for 157
yards; Chris Frick 12/61; Tristan Akason 8/
55; Aaron Gillard 2/2; Matt Kukson 1/1; Kyle
Groven 1/-1; ZM - Freedom Hunt, 15/54;
Tucker Lemmerman 14/31; Maverick Jackson
9/31; Jerrell Guider 1/-3; Isaiah Stueber 1/-9
Receiving: PI - Matt Kukson, two receptions
for 18 yards; Aaron Gillard 1/17; Tristan
Akason 1/11; ZM - Jacob Forrey, 5/50; Alex
Guse 3/27; Noah Prodzinski 1/18; Jacob Niebuhr
News-Record photo by Faye Haugen
Pine Islands Tristan Akason is able to get just enough of Zumbrota-Mazeppas Kevin Nordquists legs to force
the Cougar player off balance during a kickoff in Saturdays game in Pine Island.
Pine Islands Bryce Kunz and Matt Huus both reach for the on-side kick
late in Saturdays game in Pine Island. The Panthers were able to make
the catch.
Goodhues Jacob Pasch reaches up to try and knock the ball away from
Rushford-Petersons Noah Carlson in Fridays game in Goodhue. Carlson
was able to make the reception of the tipped ball on his back.
News-Record photo by Faye Haugen
Goodhues Riley Augustine is surrounded by the Rushford-Peterson
defense after making a reception in the first quarter of Fridays game.
KW loss proves costly with
with injuries to two starters
By Faye Haugen
went right for Kenyon-Wanamingo
in their game at Dodge Center,
Triton hammered the Knights
54-9, rolling up a 41-0 lead by the
half. For added pain, KW lost lead-
ing rusher Drew Sathrum to a knee
injury. A partial tear to his MCL
will keep the senior on the side-
line, two to six weeks. The injury
happened on his first carry of the
game. Add to that Ted Androli is
also out with a lower leg injury.
Weve been bitten by the in-
jury bug bad this year, major ones
at that, lamented Coach Troter
Triton scored on their second
play from scrimmage and then
recovered a KW fumble on the
kickoff to take an early lead. The
Cobras led 21-0 after the first quar-
ter, 41-0 at the break, and 54-0 at
the end of the third quarter.
Calvin Steberg scored the
Knights only touchdown in the
fourth quarter on a short pass from
Luke Rechtzigel. Steberg also ran
in the conversion.
Rechtzigel led KW in rushing
with 79 yards. He was 2 of 9 pass-
ing for 12 yards.
The Knights will play at Eyota
on Friday evening at 7 p.m.
The Eagles sport the same 1-3
record that the Knights have. Do-
ver-Eyota is coming off a 39-20
loss to Lewiston-Altura. Their only
win of the season was against
Winona Cotter.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 8 - Triton 54
KW 0 0 0 8 = 8
Triton 21 20 13 0 = 54
Individual statistics
Passing: Luke Rechtzigel, 2 of 9 for 12
yards, one touchdown, one interception;
Calvin Steberg 0 of 1; Gavin Roosen 0 of 1
Rushing: Luke Rechtzigel, 79 yards; Calvin
Steberg 35 yards; Tanner Warner, 32 yards;
Nathaniel Bauernfeind, 21 yards. Gavin Roosen,
eight yards, Drew Sathrum, four yards, Jacob
Whipple, three yards
Southern Football Alliance
Conf Over
Red Division W L W L
Stewartville 3 0 4 0
Rochester Lourdes 3 0 4 0
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 2 1 3 1
Lake City 2 1 3 1
LaCrescent 1 2 1 3
Kasson-Mantorville 1 2 2 2
Byron 0 3 1 3
Cannon Falls 0 3 1 3
White Division W L W L
Lewiston-Altura 3 0 3 1
Triton 3 0 3 1
Pine Island 2 1 3 1
By Ed Stern
Volleyball Commissioner
GOODHUE By 7:15 p.m. four
of this years Goodhue Co-ed
Volleyball teams were already at
mid-season form.
Hard to believe.
By the end of the night, Stevies
Wonders had flexed their volley-
ball muscles and moved into first
place. Even harder to believe, the
off-season workouts that coach
Steve Dankers had given to his
usually mediocre team had paid
off, as he strutted out of the gym
with a 5-1 record.
Part of their success goes to the
newest recruit, Aaron Frederick-
son. Aaron had taken a year off to
recover from an injury. Rumor had
it, his old team had disbanded,
and he was worried that he would
have to play with the Wonders.
Time heals all wounds, and
memory too, because this year he
is playing for the team he denied a
year ago!
This years first Man of the Week
came out fresh and set the volley-
ball world on fire. His 41 kills and
34 set assists were more than
enough to win the honors, but he
added 96% serving to seal the deal.
It feels so good to be back again.
Will wonders never cease?
All I did last year was watch old
videos of my last three seasons.
And all that did was make me want
to be here. I kind of felt like Rocky
IV, where I was getting ready for
the Russian boxer. But this was
less painful, said Man of the Week,
Aaron Fredrickson.
Erin Gadient was the Woman
of the Week. She played an amaz-
ing match, earning 46 digs and 29
set assists, as she helped her team
to a 2-1 finish over powerhouse
Majerus Garage to start the sea-
When I heard that you could
win awards for just playing nor-
mal volleyball, I hoped I could do
it maybe once this year. But I didnt
expect to win it already. Fortu-
nately, so much of volleyball is
attitude. And I have a great atti-
tude. Plus, I am an awesome team
player. Winning is still what this
league is all about. I hope we can
keep it up.
With attitudes like Aaron and
Erin have, they probably both will.
Goodhue Co-ed Vollyball W L PA
Stevies Wonder 5 1 94
Rachels 2 1 61
Majerus Garage 4 2 103
Dars 1 2 58
Alyses 0 6 120
Thursday, September 25
Goodhue cross country at Zumbrota, 4 p.m.
Goodhue volleyball, Lourdes at Goodhue, 6 p.m.
Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball at Byron, 6 p.m.
Pine Island cross country at Zumbrota, 4 p.m.
Pine Island volleyball, Cannon Falls at Pine Island, 6 p.m.
PIZM girls soccer at Stewartville, 5 p.m.
ZMKW cross country at Zumbrota, 4 p.m.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa volleyball at Kasson, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 26
Goodhue football at Hayfield, 6:30 p.m.
Kenyon-Wanamingo football at Eyota, 7 p.m.
Pine Island football, at Winona Cotter, 7 p.m.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa football, Triton at Zumbrota, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 27
Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball, at Chanhassen, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, September 30
Goodhue cross country at Chatfield, 4:30 p.m.
Goodhue volleyball at Cannon Falls, 6 p.m.
Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball, Kasson-Mantorville at Kenyon, 6 p.m.
Pine Island cross country at Chatfield, 4:30 p.m.
Pine Island volleyball at Zumbrota, 6 p.m.
PIZM girls soccer, Byron at Pine Island, 7 p.m.
PIZM boys soccer at Byron, 7 p.m.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa volleyball, Pine Island at Zumbrota, 6 p.m.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 1 2 1 3
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 1 2 1 3
Dover-Eyota 1 2 1 3
Winona Cotter 1 2 1 3
St. Charles 0 3 0 4
Blue Division W L W L
Caledonia 5 0 5 0
Rushford-Peterson 4 1 4 1
Goodhue 3 1 3 1
Chatfield 3 1 3 1
Southland 2 2 2 2
Wabasha-Kellogg 2 3 2 3
Hayfield 1 3 1 3
Kingsland 0 4 0 4
Fillmore Central 0 5 0 5
Area Sports
Goodhue rallies to upset Hayfield
By Faye Haugen
GOODHUE - The Goodhue
volleyball team faced a pair of
ranked teams last week, earning a
win over one and losing to the
other. The Wildcats topped Hay-
field, a team that earned votes in
the last Class A rankings, but they
fell in three games to top-ranked
Class AA Stewartville.
Goodhue will host Lourdes on
Thursday and play at Cannon Falls
on Tuesday.
Stewartville swept the Wildcats
in three games in Stewartville,
Tuesday, winning 25-22, 25-15
and 25-19.
Michelle Hadler dished out 18
Lake City stops ZM in five games
Pine Island earns a split in HVL play
By Faye Haugen
PINE ISLAND - The Pine Is-
land volleyball earned a win and
suffered a loss in HVL play last
week. The Panthers topped Tri-
ton, but were beaten by Hayfield.
The Panthers got off to a slow
start at Hayfield on Tuesday, drop-
ping the first game 25-11. They
regrouped and won a tough sec-
ond game 26-24, but the Vikings
swept the next two games 25-17
and 26-15 to send the Panthers
Amanda Troester led PI at the
net with seven kills. She also had
seven digs and six blocks.
Stephanie Norte had six kills and
seven digs. Noelle Langworthy had
23 set assists and Eliza Warneke
had three blocks and five kills.
Pine Island 11 26 17 15
Hayfield 25 24 25 25
Kills: PI - Stephanie Norte 6, Eliza Warneke 5,
Amanda Troester 7
Set assists: PI - Noelle Langworthy 23
Digs: PI - Stephanie Norte 7, Amanda Troester
Blocks: PI - Eliza Warneke 3, Amanda Troester
The Panthers had an easier time
on Thursday when Triton game to
Pine Island. The Cobras were no
match for the Panthers as they swept
the visitors, 25-19, 25-22 and 25-
By Faye Haugen
KENYON - They had to work
at it but the Kenyon-Wanamingo
volleyball team pulled out a five
game win in non-conference play
on Monday evening over Bloom-
ing Prairie. The Knights earned
the home win, 25-22, 22-25, 22-
25, 25-19 and 15-9.
Wow is the only word I can
think of right now for this team.
Each time they play, they make
me more proud of them. They are
fighters, and they proved that last
night, said Coach Jen Nerison.
Emily Ashland had her best night
yet, stepping up and finishing the
ball at key times for her team. She
had some great , powerful swings
against Blooming Prairies big
huge blocks. Our blocking came
alive as well. Brittney (Flom)
Megan (Quam) and Megan (Flom)
had an outstanding night at the
Brittney Flom, Megan Quam and
Emily Ashland each had 12 kills.
Mara Quam added 10. Mia Peter-
son dished out 30 set assists and
Siri Quam had 15. Kasey Dum-
mer dug out 29 balls and Mara
Quam had 23 digs. Megan Flom,
Brittney Flom and Megan Quam
all had eight blocks. Mara Quam
had four ace serves and Brittney
By Faye Haugen
ZUMBROTA - With their backs
to the wall after losing their first
two games at Lake City on Thurs-
day, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa vol-
leyball team rallied to win the next
two games to force a fifth and de-
ciding contest. Unfortunately, Lake
City was able to pull out the nar-
row victory, 25-22, 25-19, 21-25,
21-25 an 15-12.
Stephanie Norte led PI with nine
kills, six digs and three ace serves.
Madi Owen had seven kills and
12 digs, Eliza Warneke had four
kills and two blocks, and Amanda
Troester had four kills, four digs
and four ace serves. Noelle Lang-
worthy dished out 21 set assists
and added three blocks.
assists. Kate Stehr had five kills
and Lexie Kennedy had 16 digs.
Goodhue 11 15 19
Stewartville 25 25 25
Kills: Kate Stehr 5
Set assists: Michelle Hadler 18
Digs: Lexie Kennedy 16. Michelle Hadler 15,
Kate Stehr 12
Goodhue got off to a horrible
start against Hayfield at home,
Thursday. The Vikings won the
first two games 25-9 and 25-22,
but the Wildcats rallied for a total
team victory winning three straight
games, 25-18, 27-25 and 16-14.
The Cats had a number of play-
ers stand out in this HVL win.
Alex Donahue and Shelby Hin-
Dia Steinbauer, right, marks her golf ball as, from left, Todd Lexvold, Jeff Perra, and Doug Borgschatz wait
their turn to finish the third hole at the Zumbrota Golf Club, Sunday. Through the 2014 season, ZGC golfers
qualified to take part in the annual handicapped Shootout by posting the lowest 18-hole gross score of the
day. Twenty-three golfers took part in Sundays Shootout with two golfers eliminated on the first four holes
with one eliminated on each hole after that. Ed Martens and Jess Flotterud battled to the 18th hole with Ed
Martens winning the Shootout title.
ZGC golfers have a Shootout on Sunday
News-Record photo by Faye Haugen
Pine Islands Eliza Warneke times her block perfectly against Triton in Thursdays game in Pine Island. The
Panthers topped the Cobras in three games.
Pine Islands Madi Owen tips the ball past the Triton blockers for a point
in Thursdays home match in Pine Island.
Pine Island 25 25 25
Triton 19 22 12
Kills: PI - Stephanie Norte 9, Eliza Warneke 4,
Amanda Troester 4, Madi Owen 7
Set assists: PI - Noelle Langworthy 21
Digs: PI - Stephanie Norte 6, Amanda Troester
4, Noelle Langworthy 5, Madi Owen 12
Blocks: PI - Eliza Warneke 2, Brooke Salfer 2,
Noelle Langworthy 3
Ace serves: PI - Isabelle Sorenson 3, Stephanie
Norte 3, Amanda Troester 4
Flom had three.
The Knights will travel to By-
ron on Thursday, and to Chanhas-
sen on Saturday and they will host
sixth-ranked Kasson-Mantorville
on Tuesday.
KW 25 22 22 25 15
BP 19 25 25 19 9
Kills: KW - Brittney Flom 12, Megan Quam 12,
Mara Quam 10, Megan Flom 4, Emily Ashland
Set assists: KW - Mia Peterson 30, Siri Quam
Digs: KW - Mara Quam 23, Megan Quam 11,
Kasey Dummer 29
Blocks: KW - Megan Flom 8, Brittney Flom 8,
Megan Quam 8
Ace serves: KW - Mara Quam 4, Brittney
Flom 3
Laura Drackley came off the
bench to lead ZM at the net with
eight kills and two blocks. Breana
Haag had eight kills and Hailey
Dykes had seven. Rachel Men-
sink had 14 set assists and Tara
Matuska dished out 12. Bella Wag-
ner had 10 digs and four ace serves.
The Cougars will host Kasson-
Mantorville on Thursday and Pine
Island will come to Zumbrota on
ZM 22 19 25 25 12
Lake City 25 25 21 21 15
Kills: Hailey Dykes 7, Breana Haag 8, Laura
Drackley 8
Blocks: Hailey Dykes 5, Laura Drackley 2
Set assists: Rachel Mensink 14, Tara Matuska
Ace serves: Rachel Mensink 2, Bella Wagner
Digs: Bella Wagner 10, Brenna Haag 8
sch each had 10 kills, and Michelle
Hadler dished out 37 set assists,
had 26 digs and made five ace
serves. Sydney Lodermeier had
nine kills and two blocks and Lexie
Kennedy had 16 digs and three
Goodhue 9 22 25 27 16
Hayfield 25 25 18 25 14
Kills: Kate McNamara 5, Lexie Kennedy 3,
Sarah Ringeisen 3, Sydney Lodermeier 9, Alex
Donahue 10, Shelby Hinsch 10
Set assists: Michelle Hadler 37
Digs: Lexie Kennedy 16. Michelle Hadler 26,
Kate McNamara 18, Kate Lexvold 6, Sarah
Ringeisen 12, Alex Donahue 27
Blocks: Sydney Lodermeier 2, Shelby Hinsch
Ace Serves: Lexie Kennedy 3, Michelle Hadler
5, Sarah Ringeisen 1
KW earns a five game win over BP
KW sweeps ZM in three games
News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Zumbrota-Mazeppas Rachel Mensink goes up for a block, but Kenyon-Wanamingos Megan Quam powers
her kill down for a point in Zumbrota, Tuesday.
By Faye Haugen
ZUMBROTA - Kenyon-Wana-
mingo made it a short night in
Zumbrota on Tuesday, sweeping
the Cougars in three games in HVL
volleyball. The Knights won 25-
22, 25-22 and 25-15.
The girls did well tonight.
Megan Flom did a nice job at the
net blocking for us. She had many
slowdowns to help out the defense,
and she had some nice ace blocks
at the right time, said KW coach
Jen Nerison. It was a great night,
and thank you to the ZM commu-
nity for the support for #TeamNat.
What a great surprise. To come
together with another community
to help out one of our own is amaz-
The Cougar volleyball team
sponsored a number of drawings
during the match to raise funds
for Natalie Hildebrandt, a sopho-
more who had been battling can-
cer. Nearly $20,000 was raised
last week when the Knights faced
Cannon Falls in Kenyon. All funds
will go towards medical expenses.
Mara Quam had 12 kills and
nine digs to pace KW. Siri Quam
dished out 22 set assists Kasey
Dummer had 24 digs.
Pacing ZM were Aspen
Brubaker with 10 kills, Rachel
Mensink with 16 set assists and
Bella Wagner with 16 digs.
KW 25 25 25
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 11 22 15
Kills: KW - Brittney Flom 6, Megan Quam 5,
Mara Quam 12, Megan Flom 6, Alexa Christenson
5; ZM - Jackie Matuska 4, Breana Haag 6,
Aspen Brubaker 10
Set assists: KW - Mia Peterson 13, Siri Quam
22; ZM - Rachel Mensink 16
Digs: KW - Mara Quam 9, Megan Quam 12,
Kasey Dummer 24; ZM - Bella Wagner 16
Blocks: KW - Megan Flom 2; ZM - Alyssa
Quam 2, Hailey Dykes 3
Zumbrota-Mazeppas Alyssa Quam has trouble getting her hit past the
blocking of Kenyon-Wanamingos Mara Quam (2) and Megan Flom (3) in
Tuesdays game in Zumbrota.
Southern Alliance Football
Week 3 White Division
Team Rush Pass Total
Lewiston- Altura 857 334 1191
Dover-Eyota 646 456 1102
Triton 994 90 1084
Pine Island 736 209 945
St. Charles 409 534 943
Kenyon-Wanamingo 751 187 938
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 500 396 896
Cotter 403 454 857
Team Rush Pass Total
Lewiston- Altura 493 226 719
Pine Island 575 201 776
Kenyon-Wanamingo 505 298 803
Triton 561 394 955
Dover-Eyota 738 401 1139
St. Charles 610 590 1200
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 693 514 1207
Cotter 1223 433 1656
Team PS PA Net
Triton 112 69 43
Lewiston- Altura 97 59 38
Pine Island 96 62 34
Kenyon-Wanamingo 69 77 -8
St. Charles 59 84 -25
Dover-Eyota 73 120 -47
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 41 125 -84
Cotter 62 174 -112
Individual rushing
Player Att Yds Avg
Drew Sathrum, KW 56 445 7.9
Ben Farrell, PI 59 418 7.0
Max Henderson, T 28 270 9.6
Freedom Hunt, ZM 52 178 3.4
Individual receiving
Player Rc Yds Avg
Nathan Boice, SC 18 269 14.9
Ryan Keach, DE 12 248 20.6
Jacob Forrey, ZM 4 185 46.2
Alex Guse, ZM 8 112 14.0
Ben Farrell 2 96 48.0
Individual passing
Player Att Com Yds
Derek McCready, SC 88 48 534
Garrett Struder, DE 54 25 456
Josh Frost, WC 65 33 396
Freedom Hunt, ZM 40 16 340
Peyton Schumacher, LA 37 21 334
Luke Rechtzigel, KW 32 10 184
Chris Frick, PI 26 9 157
Jay Bryngelson, T 11 5 90
Individual scoring
Player TD PAT FG T
Ben Farrell, PI 7 0 0 42
Ryan Keach, DE 5 1 0 32
Collin Duellman, WC 4 0 0 24
Drew Sathrum, KW 3 2 0 22
Area Sports
By Faye Haugen
PINE ISLAND - With five run-
ners finishing in the top 20, the
Pine Island boys cross country team
captured the team title at the an-
nual Pine Island Invitational on
Thursday at the Pine Island Golf
The Panthers tallied 52 points
followed by Lourdes with 66
poi nt s. Zumbrot a-Mazeppa/
Kenyon-Wana-mingo placed
fourth with 74 points. Six teams
took part.
Jack William led PI, placing
fourth in 18:32. He was followed
by Isaiah Ondler, sixth, Logan
Meurer, 12th, Garrett Bates, 17th,
Jimmy Kroll, 19th, Evan Goplen,
21st, Josiah Bauer, 25th, Isaac
Haman, 30th, Michael Hokey,
39th, Noah Koenig, 43rd, Garrett
Cobb, 44th, Adam Barsness, 48th,
Brandon Haze, 50th, Jacob Ol-
son, 52nd, Jakob Ableitner, 58th,
Sam Baska, 62nd, Jonathan Aggen,
68th, Sam Kepros, 69th, Garrett
Talbot, 70th, and Jeremy Clark,
Eric Hokanson led ZMKW, plac-
ing third in 18:24. He was fol-
lowed by Ben Bohn, eighth, Craig
Banks, 16th, Cole Haferman, 27th,
Ben Erickson, 32nd, Joey Majerus,
36th, Noah Krueger, 37th, Tyler
Stene, 47th, John Nelson, 54th,
Jack Owen, 55th, Kam Lodermeier,
57th, Ben Knowlton, 63rd, Corbin
Avery, 64th, Paul Dahlen, 71st,
and Ben Grimsrud, 72nd.
Dakota Streit of Lourdes was
the medalist in 17:18
Pine Island 52, Lourdes 66, Lewiston-
Altura/Rushford-Peterson 68,
Z umb r ot a - Ma z e p p a / Ke n y o n-
Wanamingo 74, Grand Meadow/LeRoy-
Ostrander/Southland 111, Kingsland
Medalist - Dakota Streit, Lourdes, 17:18
3. Eric Hokanson (ZMKW) 18:24; 4. Jack
Williams (PI) 18:32; 6. Isaiah Ondler (PI)
18:40; 8. Ben Bohn (ZMKW) 18:47; 12.
Logan Meurer (PI) 19:13; 16. Craig Banks
(ZMKW) 19:27; 17. Garrett Bates (PI) 19:32;
19. Jimmy Kroll (PI) 19:49; 21. Evan Goplen
(PI) 19:52; 25. Josiah Bauer (PI) 20:16; 27.
Cole Haferman (ZMKW) 20:33; 30. Isaac
Haman (PI) 20:54; 32. Ben Erickson (ZMKW)
21:04; 36. Joey Majerus (ZMKW) 21:07; 37.
Noah Krueger (ZMKW) 21:07; 39. Michael
Horkey (PI) 21:16, 43. Noah Koenig (PI)
21:38; 44. Garrett Cobb (PI) 21:42; 47.
Tyler Stene (ZMKW) 22:15; 48. Adam Barsness
(PI) 22:16; 50. Brandon Haze (PI) 22:19;
52. Jacob Olson (PI) 22:30; 54. John Nelson
(ZMKW) 22:38; 55. Jack Owen (ZMKW)
22:42; 57. Kam Lodermeier (ZMKW) 22:56;
58. Jakob Ableitner (PI) 23:13; 62. Sam
Baska (PI) 23:57; 63. Ben Knowlton (ZMKW)
24:03. 64. Corbin Avery (ZMKW) 24:05; 68.
Jonathan Aggen (PI) 24:53; 69. Sam Kepros
(PI) 25:05; 70. Garrett Talbot (PI) 25:35;
71. Paul Dahlen (ZMKW) 26:06; 72. Ben
Grimsrud (ZMKW) 26:07; 78. Jeremy Clark
(PI) 28:40
Varsity girls
Lourdes won the varsity girls
title with a low score of 40 points,
followed by Pine Island with 74
points and Zumbrota-Mazeppa/
Kenyon-Wanamingo with 83
points. Seven teams took part in
the meet.
Jocasta Adelsman paced Pine
Island, placing third in 16:31. She
was followed by Josselyn Lindahl,
sixth, Taylor Rasmussen, 18th,
Ally Noll, 20th, Emma Vouk, 27th,
Summer Rauk, 37th, Valeria Abus,
44th, Jesselyn Lonneman, 46th,
and Lauren Rupprecht, 49th
Skyler Jacobson led Zumbrota-
placing second in 16:18. She was
followed by Tianna Beniak, 15th,
Maddie Patterson, 16th, Kallie
Alders, 22nd, Haley Ellingson,
30th, Sarah Benrud, 41st, Payton
Kruse, 48th, Amanda Edstrom,
50th, and Clara Flikke, 51st.
Both Pine Island and Zumbrota-
will be taking part in the annual
ZMKW Invitational on Thursday
at the Zumbrota Golf Club in Zum-
brota. Action will begin at 4:30
with 10 teams from the area tak-
ing part in the fan-friendly race.
Lourdes 40, Pine Island 74, Zumbrota-
Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo 83,
Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/
Southland 110, Kingsland 112, Cannon
Falls 123, Lewiston- Altura/Rushford-
Peterson 127
Medalist - McKenzie Kirtz, GMLOS, 16:02
2. Skyler Jacobson (ZMKW) 16:18; 3. Jocasta
Adelsman (PI) 16:31; 6. Josselyn Lindahl
(PI) 16:56; 15. Tianna Beniak (ZMKW) 18:00;
16. Maddie Patterson (ZMKW) 18:01; 18.
Taylor Rasmussen (PI) 18:35; 20. Ally Noll
(PI) 18:54; 22. Kallie Alders (ZMKW) 19:09;
27. Emma Vouk (PI) 19:25; 30. Haley Ellingson
(ZMKW) 19:39; 37. Summer Rauk (PI) 20:33;
41. Sarah Benrud (ZMKW) 20:58; 44. Valeria
Abus (PI) 21:17; 46. Jesselyn Lonneman
(PI) 21:35; 48. Payton Kruse (ZMKW) 21:40;
49. Lauren Rupprecht (PI) 22:26; 50. Amanda
Edstrom (ZMKW) 22:33; 51. Clara Flikke
(ZMKW) 22:50
PI boys win home meet title
By Faye Haugen
PINE ISLAND In their only
game of the week, the Pine Is-
land/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys
soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss
to Plainview-Elgin-Millville/
Dover-Eyota on Monday.
The match was mostly played
in the middle of the pitch as few
shots on goal were taken by ei-
ther team. After a scoreless first
half, the Bulldogs netted two
goals over the last 40 minutes.
Brady Schoenfelder turned
away three of five shots that he
faced. The Wildcats had just three
PIZM boys fall to PEM
shots on goal.
We need to work on our or-
ganization and attack, said Coach
Peter Wiggins. Our boys put out
a great deal of effort against a
fast and disciplined team.
The Wildcats will play under
the lights at Byron on Tuesday
at 7 p.m.
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0
Plainview-Elgin-Millville/Dover-Eyota 2
PIZM 0 0 = 0
Schaefer Academy 0 2 = 2
PIZM goals: 0
PIZM assists: 0
PIZM shots on goal: 3
PIZM saves: Brady Schoenfelder (3)
By Faye Haugen
land/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls
soccer team earned a pair of wins
this past week, knocking off
Lourdes in an HVL contest and
crushing St. Charles to move their
record to 3-1 in HVL play and
4-5-1 overall.
The Wildcats will play at
Stewartville on Thursday at 5 p.m.
and host Byron on Tuesday at 7
Just two weeks remain in regu-
lar season play before the Sec-
tion 1A playoffs begin the week
of October 6.
After a scoreless first half,
PIZM scored the lone goal of
the game in the second half
against Lourdes in Pine Island,
PIZM goalkeeper Summer
Cavallaro made a number a good
saves, turning back eight shots.
No statistics were available
from the Wildcats.
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 1
Lourdes 0
Lourdes 0 0 = 0
PIZM 0 1 = 1
PIZM goals: (1)
PIZM shots on goal: 8
St. Charles
Abby Gushulak scored the
only goal in the first half of
Fridays non-conference game
with St. Charles. But the Wild-
cats came back from the break
to add five more goals in a 6-0
win over the Saints.
No game statistics were avail-
able from the Wildcats.
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 6
PIZM girls remain in second
place in HVL soccer standings

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Grand Meadow-LeRoy-Ostrander/Southlands McKenzie Kirtz and Pine Islands Jocasta Adelsman run
together with Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingos Skyler Jacobson running in third place at the Pine
Island Invitational on Thursday. Kirtz placed first, Jacobson second and Adelsman third.
A St. Charles defender tries to prevent Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppas
Emilee Fredrickson from getting to the ball in Fridays game in Pine
St. Charles 6
PIZM 1 5 = 6
St. Charles 0 0 = 0
PIZM goals: Abby Gushulak (1)
News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa goalkeeper, Brady Schoenfelder covered
the ball as a Plainview-Elgin-Millville players leaps over his back in
Mondays game in Pine Island.
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo boys varsity and junior varsity runners, from left, Ben Grimsrud,
Noah Krueger, Joey Majerus, Eric Hokanson, Craig Banks, Kam Lodermeier, Ben Erickson and Ben Bohn,
take off from the starting line at the Pine Island Invitational in Pine Island, Thursday.
By Faye Haugen
LAKE CITY - The Goodhue
boys cross country team placed
third in the six-team Lake City
Invitational at Hok-Si-La Park on
Austin took team honors with a
low score of 31 points followed
by Lake City, with 68 points and
Goodhue with 81.
Ryan Alpers took team honors
for the Wildcats, placing fourth in
19:16. He was followed by Derek
Alpers, ninth, Ryan Gorman, 28th,
CJ Hahn, 31st, and Trevor Huneke,
Jeremy Keller of Lake City took
medalist honors in 18:27. Goodhue
tallied 81 points.
Austin 31, Lake City 68, Goodhue 81, St.
Charles 102, Byron 113, Plainview-Elgin-
Millville 113
Medalist - Jeremy Keller, Lake City, 18:27
4. Ryan Alpers (G) 19:16; 9. Derek Alpers, (G)
19:34; 28. Ryan Gorman (G) 21:4; 31. CJ
Hahn (G) 21:25; 42. Trevor Huneke (G) 23:10
Varsity girls
Austin also won the girls title
with a low score of 15. Lanes-
boro/Fillmore Central placed sec-
ond with 74 points. Goodhue tal-
lied 262 points to place 11th in the
eleven-team meet.
Cassie Voth placed 36th to lead
Goodhue in 17:28. She was fol-
lowed by Madison Schafer, 48th,
Keisha OReilly, 59th, Sydney
McNamara, 72nd, Brooke Kehren,
74th and Mayra Monjarez, 75th.
Madison Overby of Austin took
medalist honors with a low time
of 14:53.
Austin 15, Lanesboro/Fillmore Central
74, Lake City 78, Byron 141, Plainview-
Elgin-Millville 142, LaCrescent 147,
Stewartville 170, Wabasha-Kellogg 176,
Hayfield 243, Kasson-Mantorville 254,
Goodhue 262
Medalist - Madison Overby, Austin, 14:53
36. Cassie Voth (G) 17:28; 48. Madison Schafer
(G) 18:24; 59. Keisha OReilly (G) 19:26; 72.
Sydney McNamara (G) 20:45; 74. Brooke Kehren
(G) 21:38; 75. Mayra Monjarez (G) 22:20
Goodhue runs to a third-
place finish at Lake City
Pine Island toes 20 runners to the line in the boys varsity and junior varsity race at the Pine Island Invitational
on Thursday. Running for the Panthers are, from left: Jimmy Kroll, Jack Williams, Isaac Haman, Adam
Barsness, Hunter Kraling, Logan Meurer, Evan Goplen, Garrett Bates, Jason Hoerle and Isaiah Ondler.
HVL Girls Soccer Conf Over
Kasson-Mantorville 4 0 1 7 2 2
PIZM 3 1 0 4 5 1
Lake City 3 2 0 3 7 0
Lourdes 2 1 2 6 4 2
Byron 0 1 1 4 3 2
Stewartville 0 3 0 1 8 0
Cannon Falls 0 3 0 1 6 0
HVL Boys Soccer Conf Over
Lourdes 4 0 0 7 4 0
Kasson-Mantorville 3 0 0 9 0 0
Stewartville 1 2 0 2 3 1
PIZM 1 3 0 4 5 1
Lake City 1 3 0 1 7 0
Byron 0 1 0 2 5 1
Cannon Falls 0 3 0 1 6 0
Football Friday, September 26, Cannon Falls at Byron, 6:45 p.m.
Volleyball Thursday, September 30, KM at KW, 7:00 p.m.
Join us Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. for the area fall Coaches Shows.
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Section B of NEWS-RECORD Wednesday, September 24, 2014 No. 39
Wanamingo Pine Island
By Alicia Hunt-Welch; photo submitted by Terri Lenz
KW Homecoming Royalty is announced
KENYON Homecoming week at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School is
September 29 through October 3. This years theme is Knight Premier.
The following are the elected representatives for the Homecoming
Court. In parentheses are grade levels of attendents, and the rest are
king and queen candidates. From left to right, front row: Justine Wallaker,
Autumn Story; middle row: Victoria Clouse (10th), Jessica Bauer, Ellyn
Beulke, Mariah Quam, Emily Ashland, and Kaitlin Knott (11th); back
row: Clay Burow (10th), Cole Johnson (9th), Quinn Traxler, Drew Sathrum,
Brice Eggert, Tanner Warner, Eric Hokanson, Eli Bushman, Austin Jackson
(11th), and Lauren Berg (9th). Coronation will be on Monday, September
29, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium in Kenyon. On Friday,
October 3 the Homecoming parade will begin at 1 p.m. and the Powder
Puff girls football game will follow. The football game will be held that
From left to right, Mary Wulf, Ann Fahy-Gust, and Judy Cook show off some of the handcrafted Christmas
items that were available in the newly added holiday display area in the chicken coop building.
By Audra DePestel
PINE ISLAND The second
annual River-Dale Market was held
September 12-14 at the1919 River-
Dale-Farm barn located just out-
side of Pine Island at the residence
of Ann Fahy-Gust and Art Gust.
Items available included antiques,
vintage items, crafts, and col-
lectibles. New this year was the
addition of a man cave area that
offered items such as Twins base-
ball collectibles, vintage golf clubs,
and beer mugs. Another addition
to the event was a separate holi-
day area in the chicken coop
building that offer seasonal
handcrafted and refurbished items.
The River-Dale Market is the
inspiration of longtime friends Ann
Fahy-Gust, Judy Cook, and Mary
Wulf. The idea was to create a
local once-a-year market filled with
vintage, craft and antique items.
The three friends decided to share
their love for antiques and flea
markets with others by offering a
local country-style setting to shop
for those one-of-a-kind specialty
items. Holding the event in the
well-kept landmark 1919 barn
works out great, said Fahy-Gust,
because it adds a rustic country
atmosphere that fit in perfectly with
this type of market.
Cook, whose love of antiques
began as a child, said she got
hooked after she went to a flea
market and bought her first tin.
Wulf, who also enjoys going to
flea markets and antiquing, said
its all about having fun.
From handcrafted jewelry to
collectibles there was a wide vari-
ety of items for sale from local
vendors at the market. Besides the
many vintage and crafted items
offered by Fahy-Gust, Cook and
Wulf, other vendors who partici-
pated in the event included Jean
Borland and Shirley Anderson,
both displaying many vintage fur-
niture pieces, Jo Oltjen with her
deco-posh blocks, wreaths and
bows, Tammy Schettl with her
Guardian collection of unique
handcrafted bullet jewelry, and
Rachel Hawkins and Brooke Smars
who offered handcrafted cement
garden leaf stepping stones. Junk
Devotion creators Cheryl and
Woody Woodward also had many
of their repurposed and upcycled
creations for home and garden on
Fahy-Gust, Cook and Wulf were
once again very pleased with the
steady turnout and the success of
the event and are already looking
forward to the third Annual River-
Dale Market. Follow the River-
Dale Market on Facebook for more
information, photos, and updates.
Live Well Goodhue County promotes healthy communities
Karen Lanik of Rochester buys a vintage lamp from Shirley Anderson
(seated) at the River-Dale Market on Saturday, September 13. This was
Laniks first time visiting the event. She said it was worth the trip
because there were things there that cant be found at other places.
River-Dale Market was September 12-14
By Marilyn Anderson
about event scheduled in Zum-
brota on September 30 (see front
page article) is just one of a host
of initiatives being planned by Live
Well Goodhue County. In 2014,
Goodhue County received addi-
tional funds to implement a new
plan to improve health among its
citizens. Funding comes from the
Minnesota Statewide Health Im-
provement Program (SHIP).
SHIP was signed into law in
2008 and was an integral part of
Minnesotas health care reform
legislation to improve health and
decrease health care costs. The
goal of SHIP is to help Minneso-
tans live longer, better, healthier
lives by preventing the chronic
disease risk factors of physical
inactivity, poor nutrition, and to-
bacco use and exposure. However,
funding for the program was re-
duced by the legislature between
After SHIP funding was in-
creased in 2013, all counties were
encouraged to reapply. Goodhue
County received a planning grant,
followed by the current implemen-
tation grant. Though it continues
to be supported by SHIP, the county
program was rebranded as Live
Well Goodhue County.
David Anderson is the coordi-
nator for the program, bringing
with him over 30 years of experi-
ence at the Red Wing YMCA.
There he worked on many of the
same issues and initiatives as he
does in his new role: promoting a
culture of wellness in the commu-
nity and in the worksite. As Live
Well Goodhue County coordina-
tor, Anderson is developing part-
nerships throughout the county
with towns, worksites, child care
programs, school districts, health
care, and community programs to
develop specific strategies to pro-
mote a culture of wellness.
Anderson and the program is
part of Goodhue County Health
and Human Services. Live Well
is also guided by a Community
Leadership Team, made up of a
dozen members representing
schools, citizens, healthcare, and
organizations from throughout
Goodhue County.
Live Well Goodhue Countys
implementation plan is utilizing
these eight strategies for what they
are working to accomplish:
Healthy Equity We know
that chronic disease rates are higher
for some people more than others.
Therefore, we are focusing on
working with the many organiza-
tions who support people impacted
by chronic disease and who have
more difficulty accessing healthy
food, safe physical activity op-
portunities, and tobacco-free liv-
Active Living in Communi-
ties We all know physical activ-
ity is good for us, but sometimes
there are a lot of barriers. There-
fore, we are helping communities
to become more active by making
it easier and safer for people of all
ages by encouraging communi-
ties to install safer crosswalks, more
bike paths, and more sidewalks.
Healthy Eating in Communi-
ties We know that, in general,
Americans eat too few fruits and
vegetables, and consume too much
saturated fat, sodium, and added
sugar. Therefore, we are partnering
with communities to encourage
farmers markets, as well as
healthier food in vending machines
and concessions, and community
gardens in order to give people
more access to healthy foods.
Active School Days Kids
need to be more physically active
both for their health and so that
they are ready to learn. There-
fore, we are partnering with schools
and parents to encourage what is
known as Active Schools. This
includes offering more recess,
activity breaks in the classrooms
and encouraging kids to walk and
bike to school.
Healthy School Foods We
know kids consume a third to a
half of their calories at school, and
we know that nearly one in three
young people are overweight or
obese. Therefore, we are partnering
with schools and parents to in-
crease the availability of fruits and
vegetables and decrease sodium,
saturated fats and added sugars in
school lunches, breakfast options,
snacks and food in classrooms.
Child Care Physical activity
and eating right are an important
part of a healthier lifestyle. Since
the majority of children spend time
in out-of-home care every day,
child care providers have a strong
influence on how active kids are
and what they eat. Therefore, we
are partnering with child care pro-
viders to learn new, fun ways to
increase active play time, provide
healthier lunches and snacks and
to work with new mothers so they
may breastfeed longer.
Worksite Wellness We are
partnering with businesses to help
them start worksite wellness pro-
grams. Employers know that a
healthy, motivated employee is
vitally important to a workplace
as a whole and has a significant
impact on an employers bottom
line. A worksite wellness initia-
tive can help employers manage
the cost of health care, benefits
and insurance by providing a posi-
tive return on investment for
employers, their staff and the com-
Health Care We help
healthcare providers integrate
overweight/obesity and commer-
cial tobacco use prevention and
reduction into their practice through
assessment and referral. Support-
ing breastfeeding is also critical
to ensure the youngest among us
grow up strong and healthy.
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Trestle bridge and tree removal
project to begin late October
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA At the Septem-
ber 18 Zumbrota City Council
meeting the council approved a
quote to replace the trestle bridge
on the Pioneer Trail in Covered
Bridge Park. The cost to replace
the bridge with treated timber trees
and to replace the bridging and
railroad ties underneath is $19,
The plan is to speak with the
snowmobile club to get their opin-
ions on the style and look of the
bridge for safety and reinforce-
ment purposes. The ground un-
derneath the bridge needs to be-
gin to harden before the project
can begin. This should be in late
October, and it should be com-
pleted fairly quickly.
The council received a quote of
$5,500 from Murphys Tree Ser-
vice in Cannon Falls to remove
some trees around the trestle bridge.
The job is a little... City Admin-
istrator Neil Jensen paused. The
three cottonwoods are 110 feet high
and need to be taken down by
The three cottonwoods in ques-
tion are leaning over the trail and
the bridge. Two nearby box elder
trees will also be taken down.
Councilors approved both
projects unanimously and were
happy that the project will be com-
pleted before winter hits.
DNR Legacy Grant
The Zumbrota Trailhead/Wel-
come Center Committee is apply-
ing for the Minnesota DNR Legacy
Grant. The city council and EDA
discussed an amount of $50,000
to $75,000 to apply for the grant.
It was generally accepted that the
city should apply a 25% match to
the full price prepared by Oertel
Architects. The plan is to make
Covered Bridge Park as a trailhead
and welcome center for the
Goodhue Pioneer Trail. The coun-
cil passed the resolution unani-
Other business
The final levy and budget dates
were approved and will be held
on December 4 and 18 starting at
6 p.m.
The icing sand quote from Allan
Schumacher in the amount of
$3,780 for 600 tons was approved.
The clarifier tube replacement
quote from Metal Services was
approved for $51,018.16.
The wastewater pump and valve
replacement project by Electric
Pump was approved for $98,215.
The Gerken minor subdivision
was approved. They will be al-
lowed to expand slightly into an
area that is currently located be-
hind their building.
The council made an official
statement on Aurora Solar Project
following a request by the Minne-
sota Department of Commerce to
do so. The request is that the site
be moved west of the proposed
location so that it is farther away
from Highway 52.
The council approved the hir-
ing of Jeff Meyers as the waste-
water operator.
ZM School proposed signage
for 5th Street was approved. They
were seeking approval for drop-
off and loading area signs as well
as a new crosswalk going from
the nursing home over to the school
for students and teachers to use.
They will start using the area
on October 1.
The first choice for new police
chief, Patrick Callahan, has ac-
cepted, pending a background
On September 29 there will be
a voter forum at the Zumbrota
VFW. Various district candidates
as well as candidates running for
governor have been invited.
Park and Library Boards
discuss 2014 improvements
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA Park Board and
Library Board members met with
Zumbrota City Council members
at city hall on Thursday, Septem-
ber 18. The main topic for both
boards was the improvements made
or needed within the park system
and at the library. Mayor Rich
Bauer thanked members of both
boards for their continued service
to the community of Zumbrota and
surrounding areas.
Park Board
The pool is in very good con-
dition, City Administrator Neil
Jensen said. The pool received
upgrades this year, including large
umbrellas, minor repairs to the
flooring, and painting of the pool
itself. This summer, swimming
lessons saw roughly 425 students.
Next up for the pool are assess-
ments of repairs to the pool park-
ing lot and shingles on the build-
Parks saw improvements this
year, with new woodchips at both
Covered Bridge Park and East Park
playgrounds, a new playground
at the golf course, continued im-
provements to the skate park, and
a new Frisbee golf area that has
had a lot of activity.
Improvement talks to Covered
Bridge Park include approving the
area as a trailhead. The boards have
agreed to spend roughly $85,000
to repave the main loop and up to
the bathrooms. The VFW is also
discussing the placement of a flag
near the entrance circle of the park.
They also are thinking of a me-
morial for the fallen somewhere
in the park. The VFW would pay
for the costs of these projects.
Library Board
Library Director James Hill re-
quested a timeline to have the li-
brary roof replaced. Based on re-
cent inspections of the property
the roof is expected to need re-
placing by roughly 2018. Estimated
cost is between $78,000-100,000.
Mayor Bauers advice was to
discuss the issues and cost with
the county to see if they will help
replace the roof. The reason is that
the Zumbrota Public Library ben-
efits people from all over Goodhue
After the roof issue is resolved
Hill hopes to evaluate the state of
the heating and cooling system in
the library. A previous estimate
came in at $85,000 to replace the
current system. The library also
needs some work done on its win-
Hill discussed some continued
goals for the library in the coming
year. They hope to continue the
Zumbrota Reads program, expand
youth programs, and engage com-
munity members and public fig-
ures such as the fire department
and K-9 unit to be involved in the
library and its events.
ZM ECFE classes start September 25
Mya Olsen takes a turn exploring Derek Stehrs tractor at the ECFE
kickoff on September 18. Other vehicles at the event included a truck,
ambulance, garbage truck, police car, school bus, and a childrens
ZUMBROTA Zumbrota-
Mazeppa Schools Early Child-
hood Family Education (ECFE)
program classes will be starting
Thursday, September 25. A kick-
off event was held Thursday, Sep-
tember 18, which had several large
and small service vehicles for chil-
dren and their families to see up
ECFE programs build and sup-
port the skills and confidence of
parents, by providing high-qual-
ity parenting education to fami-
lies within their local school dis-
trict. ECFE is based on the idea
that the family provides a childs
first and most significant learning
environment and parents are a
childs first and most important
teachers, which is the reason for
parents and preschoolers to attend
together. ECFE works to strengthen
families. Its goal is to enhance the
ability of all parents and other fam-
ily members to provide the best
possible educational environment
for their childs learning and growth
before entering kindergarten, by
supporting the skills and confi-
dence of parents while promoting
the healthy growth and develop-
ment of young children.
Moms, dads, legal guardians,
and grandparents who are inter-
ested in attending ZM ECFE
classes are encouraged to view what
classes are still open on the ZM
School website. Register online
at under the
Community Education tab or call
the Community Education office
for more information at 507-732-
August 23
12:05 a.m. Traffic cones were placed
across a street to block traffic. An officer
removed the cones and took them to the
police department.
11:26 a.m. A female had fallen and
needed help getting up.
12:30 p.m. A male reported that a
female was breaking into his home. She
had one of their kids. The couple sepa-
rated the previous night and an officer
stood by while the female gathered clothing.
1:30 p.m. A child was stuck in a cat
house. She was freed and did not ap-
pear to be injured. Her mother was on
the scene.
6:09 p.m. A male was having chest
pain, shaking, and having difficulty breath-
ing. He was transported to Rochester.
6:46 p.m. A driver was warned for
7:02 p.m. A driver was warned for
7:11 p.m. A driver was warned for
not stopping at a stop sign.
7:34 p.m. A driver was warned for
having a hanging object and plate ob-
7:48 p.m. p.m. A report was
made of a male who drove up to a group
of young girls and offered them some
licorice. They said no and ran away. The
officer collected the vehicle and driver
description. The vehicle was located and
the officer talked with the individual. He
said it was just a friendly offering. The
officer advised him to stop as it was very
alarming to the parents and children.
8:37 p.m. A driver was warned for
driving the wrong way on a ramp.
8:45 p.m. A driver was warned for
having a head lamp out.
August 24
8:23 a.m. A male was on the ground
and had shallow breathing and was not
responding. The male was highly im-
paired, able to speak but unable to stand.
He was transported to Rochester.
8:26 p.m. A female was hitting a
male party on the head and was screaming
at him.
10:05 p.m. A female reported that
while she filled up her gas tank at Caseys
south, she left her wallet on the hood of
the car and drove off. It was not found.
10:08 p.m. A male reported that
four people in a vehicle were asking
people for money to get to Chicago.
11:09 p.m. People were swimming
in the public pool.
August 25
9:36 p.m. A request was made for
an ambulance for a party that was pos-
sibly having a heart attack.
2:48 p.m. ALCO reported receiving
two bad checks from area women.
4:02 p.m. An officer assisted a
driver with filling gas.
4:23 p.m. A driver made a wide u-
turn and hit two vehicles.
8:05 p.m. A female reported that a
vehicle was parked in front of her mail-
box. Two females got out and walked to
East 8th Street. She thought it was sus-
picious and believed it could be drug
9:35 p.m. An officer unlocked a
August 26
5:17 a.m. A female reported that a
female was slumped in front of her home.
The female was not cooperative with
deputies and was found sleeping on the
sidewalk in front of the armory.
3:27 p.m. A wallet was found and
turned in to the police department.
4:26 p.m. A request was made for
an officer to stand by while someone
was picking up personal property.
8:54 p.m. A male reported that his
rear passenger side tire had a puncture
in the tire and aand there was a large
scratch on the passenger side door.
11:38 p.m. A female was having
tightness in her chest. She was trans-
ported to Rochester.
August 27
6:44 p.m. An officer served a war-
August 28
11:16 a.m. A female reported that
she caught a bat and thought it was
sick. The bat did not appear to be sick
and the officer took it to the park and
released it.
11:48 a.m. Zumbrota City Hall re-
ported a low hanging line across the
street. It was a Charter cable line. The
home owner was at home and was ad-
vised to contact Charter. The officer placed
a barricade at the lowest point in the
line to prevent traffic from hitting it.
1:51 p.m. A female requested as-
sistance with her boys and his friends
who were being disrespectful and swearing.
4:24 p.m. An officer stood by for a
civil matter.
8:54 p.m. A female was weak and
shaking. She had a history of diabetes.
11:36 p.m. A vehicle was parked
behind Ace Hardware with the trunk
open. An officer closed the trunk.
August 29
12:41 a.m. An officer stood by for a
traffic stop.
9:19 a.m. A female requested a
welfare check on a female. When the
officer arrived he gained entry into the
house and found a female unresponsive
in the bedroom with empty pill bottles
nearby. The female had written a note
and had several knives on and near her.
She was transported to Rochester.
1:36 p.m. A report was made of an
apartment being burglarized the previ-
ous night with forced entry through the
front door.
2:10 p.m. A male requested an
officer stand by to retrieve some prop-
2:31 p.m. A report was made of
two vehicles that had been parked for
several weeks on 3rd Avenue. One ve-
hicle had a flat and the other was filled
with garbage.
2:35 p.m. A report was made of a
vehicle crossing over the fog and center
line. The driver said he was out working
and was trying to figure out where he
was going.
3:31 p.m. A driver was warned for
4:21 p.m. A driver was warned for
having an object in the mirror.
ZM ISD 2805
TRICT NO. 2805
7:00 P.M.
I. Call Meeting to Order (Action)
II. Recite Pledge of Allegiance
III. Adopt Agenda (Action)
IV. Communications
V. Reports
VI. Old Business
a. Amendment No. 1 Joint Powers
Agreement (Enclosure 5) (Action)
b. Policy #208 Development, Adop-
tion, & Implementation of Policies
VII. Patron Input
VIII. New Business
a. Adopt the Consent Agenda (Action)
b. Personnel (Action)
c. Ramp Up to Readiness Contracts
d. Master Agreements (Action)
e. Postage Meter (Action)
f. Strategic Plan (Action)
g. Professional Development Plan
h. Levy Certification (Action)
i. Graduation Times
IX. Board Comments and Reports
X. Pertinent Dates
XI. Future Agenda Items
XII. Adjourn (Action)
Bryant and Boraas are among
new staff at ZM School
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA Zumbrota-
Mazeppa School has fifteen new
staff members. This week the
News-Record is highlighting
Melissa Boraas, who was hired
on as a lead title one teacher, and
Gary Bryant, who will be a spe-
cial ed paraprofessional for the
high school.
Melissa Boraas
Boraas has been in education
for seven years. She is originally
from Mazeppa and attended Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
She currently lives in the country
between Mazeppa and Zumbro
Falls with her husband Josh and
family. She said her greatest ac-
complishment in life thus far is
her three children, Jack (8), Hadyn
(5), and Addisyn (3). Her hobbies
consist of gardening, spending time
outside, garage sale bargins, bak-
ing, and spending time with her
She attributes the wonder of
every day being different as her
favorite part about working with
students. She enjoys the new chal-
lenges and new accomplishments
that each day brings. Be kind in
words and actions, Boraas says.
How you treat people really can
make or break another persons
day. She hopes to pass this bit of
advice on to her students through-
out the year.
Gary Bryant
Bryant began substituting as a
paraprofessional during the 2004-
05 school year with ZM. He has
worked with the elementary and
middle school in the past and now
with the high school.
Bryant was raised in Maple Lake
where he worked on the family
dairy farm and graduated from
Maple Lake High School. He then
went on to take a two-year elec-
tronics program at Rochester Com-
munity and Technical College. He
worked in that field for EMD As-
sociates in Winona. After leaving
EMD he worked for Crenlo in
Rochester for a few years. In 2000,
Bryant left his job at Crenlo to
become a full-time stay-at-home
dad. He said his greatest accom-
plishment was getting his wife
Sandy to accept his marriage pro-
Special K bars and high school
soccer are among Bryants per-
sonal passions. Ive had three boys
play [soccer] from community ed
through varsity, Bryant said. Its
really exciting to watch them!
Two of his sons, Benjamin and
Jeremy, are currently on the var-
sity soccer team for PIZM, con-
tributing to Bryants excitement
for sports seasons at ZM. Bryant
also has interests in travel, Min-
nesota pro sports teams, wood-
working, and listening to a vari-
ety of music. Im also a pretty
dedicated Star Trek fan, Bryant
Bryant says he has always loved
being around and mentoring stu-
dents. He believes that he was al-
ways meant to be doing what he is
doing now in life. He hopes to
bring a lot of experience as a dad
to ZM schools, lots of patience, as
well as being able to connect on a
personal level with the kids. If I
could teach my students one thing,
it would be that whatever is worth
doing is worth doing well. Do your
best! Why? I believe thats the
best way to enjoy life.
Bryant and his wife have been
married 23 years and have five
children: Matthew, Benjamin, Jer-
emy, Suzanna, and Nikolina. They
currently reside in Zumbrota.
Bryant gushes about his children,
saying, Matthew is enjoying his
sophomore year at UW-La Crosse
and studying archeology. Benjamin
is a senior at ZM this year. Hell
likely study to be a youth pastor at
Crossroads College next fall. Then
theres Jeremy, another fine soc-
cer player on the PIZM varsity as
well as a wrestler. He is a sopho-
more at Pine Island High School
this year. Finally, weve got twin
girls in ninth grade at ZMHS,
Suzanna and Nikolina. Suzanna
does gymnastics with KAATs in
Pine Island, and Nikki is our dancer,
doing dance team at ZM, and com-
petitive dance with Zumbrota
Dance Studio.
Other new staff
This concludes the series on new
ZM School staff members. Other
new staff members this year are
Jeff Nolte, high school principal;
Heather Decker, kindergarten;
Logan Jensen, sixth grade; Caitlin
Bonde, first grade; Derek Hatten,
fifth grade; Samantha Woods, third
grade; Rachel Miller, elementary/
middle school instrumental mu-
sic; Kristin Thum, family and con-
sumer science; Katie Kennedy,
school social worker; Serena
Gutnik, librarian; Stephanie Foss,
kindergarten; Jonathan Wicks,
paraprofessional; and Keyshe
Hoehne, paraprofessional.
Gary Bryant is a new special ed paraprofessional and Melissa Boraas is
a lead title one teacher at ZM School.
Cornell Detailing opens in Zumbrota
Wonda Cornell has opened Cornell Detailing in Zumbrota behind McDonalds.
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA Cornell Detail-
ing has recently opened and is lo-
cated at 235 West 22nd Street,
next to Ds Auto Body and behind
McDonalds. The shop contains
both a dry bay and a wet bay for
various car cleaning needs.
Cornell Detailing is locally
owned and operated. Owner
Wonda Cornell is originally from
Pine Island. She and her husband
Pete have been married since 1985
and have lived in Zumbrota since
1993. Three of their four sons,
Brad, Michael, and Elliot, gradu-
ated from Zumbrota-Mazeppa
High School. Their son Joshua
graduated from Schaeffer Acad-
emy in Rochester. Pete owns
Cornell Computers and their son
Brad owns Signature Woods, both
in Zumbrota. We love the com-
munity here and it was a great
place to raise our sons, Cornell
said of why they have stayed in
Cornell Detailing is a profes-
sional shop unlike a drive-through
car wash in that someone does all
the washing for you and pays spe-
cial attention to areas that are of-
ten missed. We are at a great
location with a new facility and
new equipment, Cornell said. We
use amazing chemicals. The shop
offers complete interior, complete
exterior, and the quicky pack-
ages, as well as individual spe-
cific needs. They do not do en-
gine cleaning, external repairs, or
internal repairs.
We do a top-notch job! Cornell
explained, Much care goes into
each cleaning job which usually
lasts four to eight hours or more.
She also emphasizes that rides and
deliveries can be arranged and that
customers can schedule work to
be done at Ds Auto Body next
door and then get detailed after-
wards. They just need to schedule
their work together. She explains
that car detailing is good to do
after vacations, trips, fishing or
hunting, and makes great gifts for
prom, special occasions, and gifts
for loved ones.
Business hours are Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5
p.m. While drop-ins are welcome,
customers are recommended to call
507-732-4114 to make an appoint-

Mazeppa Musketeers
elect officers for 2014-15
MAZEPPA The new 4-H year begins October 1. Elections for offices
was held at the September 14 Mazeppa Musketeers meeting. Front
row, from left to right: Zoa Crieger, club scrapbook; Brooklyn Radtke,
club reporter; back row: Anja Thorson, treasurer; Mark Yeakel, president;
Aricka Roberson, vice-president; Lana Yeakel, secretary.
New Haven Sodbusters begin new 4-H year
By Andrew Bogard
With the signs of fall appear-
ing, the New Haven Sodbusters
4-H club gathered on Sunday,
September 14, at St. Michaels
Catholic Church to bid farewell
to the old 4-H year and welcome
in a new one.
Changing of the leadership oc-
curred with the election of new
officers: President Emily Kaul,
Vice President Andrew Bogard,
Secretary Aiden Allen, Treasurer
Reed Kohlmeyer, Photographers
Talia Mentjes and Joshua Zemke,
Reporter Pat Bogard, and histori-
ans are the clubs youth leaders.
In addition, Connie Bogard, adult
leader, handed the torch off to the
new key leader, Michelle
Rossman. For the activity, 4-Hers
gathered to staple and compile 4-
H informational brochures to be
distributed to local youth. Fami-
lies signed up for upcoming com-
munity service projects, club ac-
tivities, demonstrations and food/
recreation duties.
All 4-Hers who participated at
the Olmsted County Fair and State
Fair were recognized. Kristina
Allen was recognized as the
Olmsted County Youth Leader of
the Month. Annie Culbertson was
recognized for graduating from the
4-H program after over a decade
of participation. A letter to the
club, written by Culbertson, high-
lighted how 4-H had contributed
to her growth in project areas, lead-
ership and commun-ication.
Members had their project
records reviewed and critiqued by
adult leaders.
Business included discussion of
fall Adopt-a-Highway cleanup, re-
enrollment online, budget for the
clubs Achievement Night, a ser-
vice project proposed by Mariah
Nadolny and Andrew and Patrick
Bogard, and the next youth leader
activity scheduled for September
28 at Jan McNallans house.
Cloverbuds showed off their fall
leaf artwork.
The next meeting is scheduled
for Sunday, October 12, at 5 p.m.
at St. Michaels Catholic Church.
For more information about join-
ing the NHSB 4-H club, please
contact Key Leader Michelle
Rossman at 292-1191.
Photos by Tawny Michels
Hunt and Gunhus crowned ZM King and Queen
ZUMBROTA Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School held its Homecoming coronation in the Neuman Auditorium on Monday, September 22. Freedom Hunt was crowned King before he crowned Emma Gunhus as Queen.
Members of the Homecoming court are, from left to right: freshmen attendants Lyndsey Quam and Caden Steffen, sophomore attendants Payton Kruse and Kevin Nordquist, senior candidates Jackie Matuska and Joey
Majerus, 2013 Queen Kenedy Beebee, crownbearer Addelade Kennedy, Queen Emma Gunhus, King Freedom Hunt, crownbearer Nate Donovan, senior candidates Jacob Forrey, Shania Bode, Connor Hegseth, Rachel
Mensink, junior attendants Laura Drackley and Colton Webster, and foreign exchange students Lena Bauer and Juan Posada. The cor onation kicked off a week-long series of competitions, sports, and events for the
schools 2014 Homecoming.
ZM Homecoming King Freedom Hunt crowns Emma Gunhus as Queen
on September 22.
Gale Hellerud was the former
Mazeppa High School football and
basketball coach.
By Wayne Anderson
Gale Hellerud came to Mazeppa
in the summer of 1963 to teach
and coach, and he spent the rest of
his career and life there. He be-
came quite a fixture in the school,
church, and community, and he
cared deeply for the athletes he
Hellerud was born in 1932 and
was a 1950 graduate of Hills High
School. In high school he was ac-
tive in football, basketball, and
track. He attended Worthington
Junior College, was a 1947 gradu-
ate of St. Cloud State, and he served
in the United States Air Force.
Before coming to Mazeppa, he
taught in Ronan, Montana, and
Magnolia, Minnesota.
His first season coaching the
Mazeppa Indians was in 1963, and
the team finished with a 2-4-1
record. Maybe not the most suc-
cessful, but a lot was learned and
the players got ready for next sea-
son. Key seniors on that team were
Bill Liffrig, Tom Sand, Jerry
Scheffler, and Don Wobschall. All-
Conference players were Tom
Sand, Gary Hofschulte, and Jim
It was 50 years ago in 1964 that
Mazeppa had a championship foot-
ball team, finishing 6-2, co-cham-
pions of the Centennial Confer-
ence. Gary Hofschulte was named
Most Valuable Player and All-Con-
ference. Jim Grandy, Dave
Grossbach, and Phil Tommeraas
were also All-Conference. Seniors
participating on that team were
Gary Hofschulte, Dave Grossbach,
Phil Tommeraas, Larry Hofschulte,
Jon Sand, Bill Schimek, and Ken
1965 was not as successful, as
the team finished 3-4-1, but a lot
of learning took place for the two
seasons to follow.
In 1966, the Mazeppa Indians
finished 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the
conference. A late season loss to
Alma, Wisconsin, cost them the
crown. Key senior players were
Clayton Copple, Burt Goranson,
Bruce Kinlund, Ken Hofschulte,
George Muenkel, Bob Oelkers, and
Chuck Sand. All-Conference play-
ers that year were Copple (who
scored 100 points), Goranson,
Kinlund, Duane Hofschulte, and
Brad Tri. As a team, the Indians
scored 194 points, while giving
up only 46.
The 1967 season was almost as
successful. The team finished 6-
1-1 overall and 5-1 in conference
play, which was good for second
place for two years in a row. All-
Conference players were Duane
Hofschulte, Brad Tri, Dan Perrine,
Tom Schmitt, and Larry
Some lean years followed, but
in 1974 the Indians were 4-4 and
in 1975 they were 4-5. 1976 was a
very good season, with the team
finishing 8-1 overall and 5-1 in
the conference. Only a loss to
Faribault Shattuck kept them from
a conference trophy. Steve Walker
was named Most Valuable Player
and was also All-Conference. Oth-
ers named to the All-Conference
Team were Bob Darcy, Russ Frank,
Tim Meyer, and Bob Miller.
In 1979 and 1980 the teams fin-
ished with 4-5 records. 1981 proved
to be another good year, with
Mazeppa finishing with a 6-3
record. Bill Frank, Tim Smith,
Dave Swanson, Todd Windhorst,
and Rick Brown were All-Con-
ference players. In conference play,
the 1981 team had a 4-1 record.
When Hellerud came to
Mazeppa in 1963 he also helped
out with basketball coaching. He
first served as an assistant and then
later as the head coach. In the 1964-
65 season he was the head coach
and the team finished with a 9-8
record. Lee Kerkhoff was the lead-
ing scorer and All-Conference.
Hellerud was also the head coach
for the 1965-66 season. Then he
left basketball coaching to con-
centrate on football.
In 1979, he was asked to step in
Hellerud coached many successful
Mazeppa High School teams
as the head basketball coach when
no one else was available. He did
so and coached for six seasons.
His 1980-81 team finished 10-
0 in conference play to win the
championship trophy. Dale Amy,
Dennis Amy, and Bill Frank were
named All-Conference.
His 1981-82 team repeated the
same success, 10-0 in the confer-
ence. Dennis Amy, Dave Swanson,
and Mike Jones were All-Confer-
The 1982-83 team was also suc-
cessful. The conference race was
tight and Mazeppa finished just
behind Claremont and Randolph.
Dennis Amy and Mike Jones were
again All-Conference.
In his later years in the educa-
tion field, Hellerud left coaching
to concentrate on teaching. He
continued to teach in Mazeppa but
when Zumbrota and Mazeppa con-
solidated he taught at the Zum-
brota site. When he retired he be-
came active in Mazeppa commu-
nity affairs. He stayed in touch
with many of his former students
and athletes and spoke highly of
them. He passed away on Sep-
tember 4, 2002, and many of his
former students and athletes have
fond memories of him.
Peppy Peppers
elect new officers
By Elissa Lodermeier
The Belle Creek Peppy Peppers
met on September 15. Records
were turned in and ew officers
were elected. Nathan Altendorf is
president; John Altendorf, vice-
president; Madeline Lodermeier,
secretary; Sydney Lodermeier,
treasurer; Elissa Lodermeier, re-
porter; Abby Rosenquist, histo-
rian; Kjiersten Veiseth and Laura
Ringeisen, council representatives;
and Jake Callstrom, flag bearer.
Jay Dicke did a demonstration
on tips for doing dairy interviews
and dairy judging. The club worked
on its 4-H display that will be hung
up at Dons Foods during 4-H
Week, which is October 5-11.
The club also welcomed new
Cloverbud members: Hazel
Volkman, Liesl Veiseth, and Nolan
If interested in joining the Belle
Creek Peppy Peppers, please con-
tact a club leader: Casey Veiseth,
Jessica Lodermeier, or Shannon
Storyhill is coming to the State Theatre
ZUMBROTA With harmo-
nies that have been compared to
The Everly Brothers and Simon
& Garfunkel, melodies that sink
into your skin and clever tale tell-
ing that sticks with you, its no
wonder fans demanded the reunion
of childhood friends Chris
Cunningham and John Hermanson,
a duo known as Storyhill. Storyhill
takes to the State Theatre stage
Friday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Audiences can expect infectious
melodies, smart story songs and
heartbreaking harmonies brought
together in one perfect package
when they come to hear Storyhill.
Cunningham and Hermanson
grew up together in Montana and
began playing music as a duo.
Theyve performed together and
separately ever since, and their
sell-out reunion concerts are a tes-
tament to how popular their col-
laborative efforts are.
The band hosts an annual
songwriter festival, Storyhill Fest
in Deerwood, Minn.
Their latest CD release, Shade
of the Trees, is their second on
the Red House Records label.
Mixing old-fashioned storytelling
with hauntingly spare acoustic
arrangements, they sing about love,
war and the many sorrows that
accompany them.
In addition to their work with
the duo, Cunningham and
Hermanson continue their sepa-
rate pursuits in Montana and Min-
nesota. Cunningham produces re-
cordings at Basecamp Recording,
a studio he built just outside of
Bozeman. Hermanson, who at-
tended St. Olaf College, works as
a producer in Minneapolis and
continues to play with his band
Alva Star.
Their 2007 eponymously titled
CD led them to win the presti-
gious Kerrville New Folk
Songwriting Contest.
To reserve tickets, visit,
call 507-732-7616 or stop in to
Crossings at 320 East Avenue in
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Pine Island
Rechtzigel recommends funding sources for
North Main Street/Highway 52 interchange
By Alice Duschanek-Myers
tember 16 Pine Island City Coun-
cil meeting, Goodhue County
Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel
voiced his concern about the Min-
nesota Department of
Transportations plans to change
the intersection of North Main
Street and US Highway 52. We
know the change is coming, he
said. You could look for funds
from MnDOT. He told the city
council that the Legislature has
made funds available for Corri-
dors for Commerce.
The North Main businesses
would definitely be affected by
closing that intersection, he said.
He recommended getting an ap-
plication in soon.
Rechtzigel said the Goodhue
County Board of Commissioners
has discussed four or five projects
to support in the county. Pine
Islands intersection was chosen,
he said. His recommendation was
to aim for a full intersection in
north Pine Island. If the project is
selected, the design and environ-
mental study could be completed
in 2016 and the project could hap-
pen in 2017
We cant count our chickens
before they are hatched, but this is
a good direction toward a north
intersection, he said.
The council passed a resolution
to request Goodhue County and
MnDOT discussions on the fu-
ture of the Main Street North and
US Hwy 52 Interchange.
The council also passed resolu-
tions requesting that Goodhue
County place the CSAH 11/CSAH
62 project on their Five Year CSAH
Reconstruction Plan and that
Goodhue County make changes
to the 2007 Main Street Project
There is money from the gas
tax that can go to county projects
in municipalities, Rechtzigel said.
The City of Pine Island can ask
for money the county does have.
Swimming pool
Jason Swarthout, the current
chair of the swimming pool com-
mittee, asked if the council was
supportive of a referendum for a
swimming pool for the commu-
nity. The committee began inves-
tigating improving or replacing
the swimming pool two years ago.
Other residents at the meeting
spoke in support of the commu-
nity pool.
Swarthout said that last year it
would have cost $1.5 million to
bring this pool up to code. The
costs of improvements or build-
ing a new pool are increasing each
year. The committee has been
working with USAquatics because
about 90% of the pools in Minne-
sota are from USAquatics. Coun-
cilors questioned whether all of
these communities could support
their new swimming pools. The
council was interested in getting
information from other vendors.
Mayor Rod Steele said that all
council members have expressed
support for the swimming pool.
At the retreat the council priori-
tized town projects. After the street
improvements, a swimming pool
was the number one priority.
Steele requested the committee
get more information from
Stewartville and Kasson about their
pools. The council members rec-
ommended going to the residents
to decide what they wanted to do
about the swimming pool.
Library grant
The council approved accept-
ing a $15,000 grant from the Carl
and Verna Schmidt Foundation for
Newspaper Digitization. Van Horn
Library Director Morgan Hansen
said the grant is for Zumbrota and
Pine Island newspapers from 1882
through 1922. The digitization will
be done at the Minnesota Histori-
cal Society. She said the board
hopes to get $3000 from other
Preliminary budget and levy
The council approved a proposed
2015 budget for the general gov-
ernment funds in the amount of
$4,011,807. Councilors Jerry
Vettel and Joel Knox worked with
the departments to reduce ex-
The council approved certify-
ing the 2015 preliminary tax levy
to the county auditors in the maxi-
mum amount. The total tax levy
of $1,614,880 includes $1,195,800
for general government and
$419,080 for debt service.
The public comment hearing for
the 2015 budget and levy was
scheduled for December 16, 2014
at 7 p.m. at city hall.
Other business
The council approved a request
from Wayne King of Public Works
to relocate all mailboxes in the
seven cul-de-sacs to one location
at the opening of the street at each
cul-de-sac. King said the public
works department truly appreci-
ated volunteers painting the hy-
The council approved a request
from the cemetery board to in-
crease fees by 0.5%. The fee for
veteran markers with stone bases
was increased to $200.
The city will continue to pur-
chase workmans compen-sation
insurance from Stevenson Agency.
Dividends are paid back to the
city each year. The liability and
property insurance will continue
to carry a torte limit of $1.5 mil-
Greg Houdek, chair of the park
board, recommended plans for the
flood buyout properties. The rec-
ommendations are for a commu-
nity garden east of Kwik Trip,
parking lots with a park-and-ride
lot, a splash pad and green space
by the trail park, an open air shel-
ter near Kwik Trip, and horseshoe
BEVCOMM invests in state-of-the-art
fiber network in Pine Island and Oronoco
Submitted by BEVCOMM
BEVCOMM has invested in a
state-of-the-art fiber optic network
that will connect residential homes
and businesses in Pine Island and
Oronoco. Fiber optics allow for
tremendous bandwidth capacity
and can easily transmit super-fast
Internet, high-definition television,
and crystal clear telephone ser-
vices with plenty of capacity still
available for future applications.
As demands and customer ex-
pectations for new and advanced
services increase, we are continu-
ally looking for solutions that help
meet that demand and keep our
community on the cutting edge,
said BEVCOMM CEO Bill Eckles.
Fiber offers many benefits to the
customer including superior band-
width, increased reliability, future
flexibility, and cost efficiency. We
make this investment because we
believe it will contribute to the
economic vitality of our commu-
nity and allow us to serve our cus-
tomers with the greatest commu-
nication services available today.
Construction in Pine Island be-
gan earlier this summer. Ground
breaking in Oronoco is planned
for fall of 2014. Expect progres-
sion with both fiber projects over
the next several years.
BEVCOMM is a fourth gen-
eration, family-owned telecom
company and technology provider
headquartered in Blue Earth. It
maintains a history rooted in tele-
phone service, providing dial-tone
service and unified communica-
tions infrastructures to communi-
ties throughout Southern Minne-
sota and Northern Iowa for more
than 115 years.
PI High School class of 1948 holds reunion
MANTORVILLE On Saturday, August 16, the Pine Island High School class of 1948 met for its 66-year
reunion at the Hubbell House in Mantorville for lunch. Attending were, front row, left to right: Roger Heins,
Shirley (LaRock) Wilson, Margaret (Goodman) Kyllo; standing: former classmate Robert Christopherson,
Mary Anne (Linder) Owen, Mavis (Barth) Stewart, James Steege, Donna (Klingsporn) Egger, Fred Stussy,
Dorothy (Rossi) Weis. Not pictured: Donavan Schutz. Unable to attend were Lorraine (Schlappi) Reiter,
Arlene (Maxson) Pike, Betty (Armstrong) Norton, Rosemary (Siebert) Luckey, Mardell (Koelsch) Zuercher,
Donna (Lambert) Herbst. There were 34 graduates on May 27, 1948, and 17 have passed away.
Pine Island residents begin payment for
school improvements with 2015 levy
By Alice Duschanek-Myers
Island School Board meeting on
September 15, financial consult-
ant Todd Netzke of School Man-
agement Services reviewed the
changes in the preliminary 2014
school levy that is payable in 2015.
The levy increased about $1.5
million since last year. The school
board approved certifying the levy
in the maximum amount of 105%,
which could total about $3.39
million. Much of the increase is
for the voter-approved construc-
tion referendum for the new PreK-
4 building and improvement of
the existing building for grades 5-
The levy for debt redemption
increased from $630,303 to
$2,020,265. The levy for the gen-
eral fund increased from
$1,084,017 to $1,217,724. The levy
for community service decreased
from $168,996 to $149,506.
Superintendent Tammy Berg-
Beniak said the levy amount is
preliminary and this might not be
the final amount. There could be
changes related to state aid. School
districts must submit preliminary
levies for property taxes to the
counties by October 1 and to the
Department of Education by Oc-
tober 8.
Netzke reported that PMA Fi-
nancial has prepared the report for
management of the construction
bonds. The Pine Island School
District has an estimated $133,563
of income from interest in the re-
port that could change with draws
and reinvestments. There are cur-
rently about $1.4 million of liquid
funds available to start projects.
He said a local bank has invested
in some of these bonds.
Netzke reported that the June
30, 2014 audit is 98% complete. It
should be finished next week and
presented to the school board on
November 6. So far, spending was
$335,515 under budget. The equip-
ment fund was over budget.
In 2013-14, revenues totaled
$10,816,686 and expenditures to-
taled $10,947,630. It is projected
revenues will total $11,232,147
and expenditures will total
$11,013,195 in 2014-15.
Construction project updates
The school board will award the
excavation bid on September 24.
A groundbreaking ceremony at the
PreK-4 site will be scheduled in
early October.
The school district is not ready
to annex the new site on 125th
Street. Work is underway on a
master development agreement and
parcel split and creation of a new
parcel for the 40 acres.
Principals report
Principal Kevin Cardille re-
ported that he was elected to serve
on the Minnesota Association of
Secondary School Principals
(MASSP) Board of Directors for
two years. He decided to accept
the position. The position will re-
quire him to attend two MASSP
board meetings and conferences
in January and June.
The Minnesota Department of
Education has requested Cardille
give a presentation in Rochester
about concurrent enrollment and
post-secondary planning in the
district. He will present in break-
out sessions.
Cardille explained that all of the
senior class have met their gradu-
ation requirement by taking the
ACT, Accuplacer (for two-year
schools), or ASVAB (for the
military).Starting in 2014-2015,
taking the ACT will be required
of all Minnesota public high school
graduates. Teachers in the high
school are working to prepare stu-
dents for ACT testing. Career
search software will soon be avail-
able for the students. Counselor
Sarah Garcia is available for the
students every other Tuesday dur-
ing PLC time and during open
Cardille is collecting informa-
tion on different science labora-
tory designs and STEM (Science
Technology Engineering Math-
ematics) from other schools in the
The eighth grade did skits of
appropriate behavior for PBIS
(Positive Behavioral Intervention
and Supports) at a recent celebra-
tion. Josh Westphal said there have
already been 200 individual rec-
ognitions of positive student be-
Other business
The 2015 Truth-in-Taxation
public hearing was scheduled on
Thursday, December 4, at 6 p.m.
The regular school board meeting
will follow.
School board members agreed
to apply to give a presentation about
the journey to passing the refer-
endum at the Minnesota School
Board Association conference this
The board approved adding the
bowling teams stadium seat
fundraiser to the districts official
list of organizations and fund-rais-
ing activities.
The board approved non-man-
datory policies for the consent
agenda and video surveillance/
recording on buses and other sites.
They are reviewing a school board
agenda policy.
Berg-Beniak presented the new
Power Standards on the school
district website. These standards
identify core skills in instruction
by grade level.
Student school board represen-
tative Taylor Schroeder reported
on the trip to the Capitol and Twins
game. The freshmen seem to be
transitioning well to high school.
Leadership activities included
meeting with a US Navy SEAL.
The SEAL related his physical and
mental challenges to leadership
in the community. Students met
with other students to discuss im-
proving issues at their schools.
Students are excited about the
college and career center in the
By Audra DePestel
PI Bank hosts Customer Appreciation
PINE ISLAND Pine Island Bank President Jim Mack joins loan assistant Nicole Hofschulte, left, and teller
Chelsie Bertsinger in greeting customer Stephanie Josselyn of Mazeppa as she signs up for a chance to win
a prize at the banks annual Customer Appreciation on September 18. Over 300 people attended the event
at the American Legion. A pulled pork sandwich meal was catered by the Legion and there were drawings for
a chance to win a PI Bank umbrella, plaid blanket, or a red collapsible cooler. Jim Mack said he was very
happy with the turnout and encourages those in attendance to check out to see
pictures that were taken. Pine Island Bank has added some new customer services recently, including mobile
banking and e-alerts. For more information about the bank go to their website or call 507-356-8328.
PI supports Peoples Energy Co-ops
purchase of Interstate Power and Light Co.
By Alice Duschanek-Myers
Island City Council meeting on
September 16, Elaine Gary of
Peoples Energy Cooperative re-
quested the citys support for the
companys purchase of the Inter-
state Power and Light Company
from Alliant Energy. Peoples has
joined with 11 other rural power
providers to form the Southern
Minnesota Energy Cooperative.
Gary said the purchase would
add 7,000 new customers for
Peoples Cooperative. If the Pub-
lic Utilities Commission approves
the purchase, We will grow by
50% in one day, Gary said. The
purchase would increase oppor-
tunities for power supplies and
reduce the cost of business. More
employees would be hired and rates
could decrease for legacy custom-
ers in the area.
The council approved a resolu-
tion in support of Peoples En-
ergy Cooperatives purchase of
Interstate Power and Light
Companys service territory, cus-
tomers, and property and urging
all regulatory authorities to grant
prompt approval to the Interstate
Power and Light Company/South-
ern Minnesota Energy Coopera-
tive sale.
2015 NW Street Project
City Engineer Craig Britton re-
viewed the final portion of the 2015
NW Street Project. The council
accepted the feasibility report for
the project. The project includes
surfacing, underground utilities,
and storm sewers. It is estimated
to cost $1.4 million. Resident
Charlie Gorman expressed his
concern about the cost of his as-
sessment for the project and sav-
ing the trees he has maintained on
the boulevard. The council will
go visit and look at the trees. The
public hearing for special assess-
ments was scheduled for October
21 at 7 p.m.
Britton reported on progress on
the Hwy 52/Cty 11/East Frontage
Road project. The council approved
Pay Estimate No. 3 from Roches-
ter Sand and Gravel in the amount
of $350,049.35. The project must
be finished by the week of Sep-
tember 20. Sunnyside Court will
be striped yet this year. Guard-
rails, meters, and lights will be
installed. MnDOT will be check-
ing the location of signs in the
project area.
The council approved petition
and waiver agreements for curb
and gutter that were requested by
two residents on Prairie View
Cheese Festival planning
Tammy Markham of the Cheese
Festival Committee reported that
planning is in the process to move
next years event. She requested
the council run permits through
the committee to avoid double-
booking space. She invited any-
one with ideas to share to attend a
A park board member will at-
tend the Cheese Fest Committee
Other business
On the consent agenda the coun-
cil approved:
Ratifying Doug Svestkas ap-
pointment on the Park Board for a
three-year term
Ratifying the Audrey Ostlund
and Ron Tesmer appointments to
the Cemetery Board for three-year
Hiring Krista Rowe for the
Registrar Office at a rate of $13.75
per hour
Recognizing Bob Mapel for
his retirement and thanking him
for his time on the Cemetery Board
terian Church in Oronoco will host
The October Birthday Party at Pine
Haven Care Center on Wednes-
day, October 15, at 7 p.m. They
will play Bingo and serve cook-
ies. The following are celebrating
October birthdays: Mavis Atkinson
October 15, Hilda Ritts 15, Lorraine
Van Doren 22, Brad Stelzner 28,
and Marvin Goplen 29.
Events: The residents have en-
joyed going for neighborhood
drives to check on the crops, go-
ing to the apple orchard, or just
driving by their homes. If you see
the bus out and about give them a
wave! They have also enjoyed fish-
ing trips, being outdoors and hav-
ing fresh vegetables from their
Our daily events can be seen
posted throughout Pine Haven or
you can request a calendar by call-
ing 507-356-8304, or email
Pine Haven Auxiliary will meet
Wednesday, October 22 at 1:30
p.m. in the activity room. New
members are always welcome.
We will honor our volunteers
with a brunch on October 28.
Trick-or-treaters will be wel-
come at Pine Haven on October
31 from 4-7 p.m. The residents
love to see all the costumes!
We welcome new volunteers
who would like to share their time
or talents. Stop in for a volunteer
application. Well give you a tour!
pits east of Island Market.
Todd Robertson reported that
the digester at the waste water treat-
ment plant will be shut down for
cleaning. In October, power will
be installed at lift station #5 for
the new school. Lights will be in-
stalled at stations #4 and #5. More
leaks are being discovered at the
swimming pool. A contractor was
contacted to estimate the cost of
repairing the bullet hole in the water
tower. Since no specifics are known
about this incident of vandalism,
insurance will not cover repair
costs. Data of rainfalls was coor-
dinated with the sanitary sewer
infiltration monitoring.
Meeting Notice - Pine Island
Economic Development Authority
Questions? Call 507-356-8103 Questions? Call 507-356-8103 Questions? Call 507-356-8103 Questions? Call 507-356-8103 Questions? Call 507-356-8103
Regular meetings of the Pine Island EDA are
held the first Wednesday of each month
at 5 p.m. at the EDA Office,
106 2nd St. SW, Pine Island




Virginia Hjermstad 1918-2014
Gertrude Hjermstad passed away
peacefully on Monday, Septem-
ber 15, 2014 surrounded by her
family. She was 96.
She was born on July 20, 1918,
IN Ismay, Montana, the oldest child
of Ira and Nellie (Cooper)
Waters. The young family moved
to Trail City, South Dakota, where
her two brothers, Alvin and Guy,
were born. Virginia attended
school at Trail City until the end
of her junior year in high school,
when the family moved to nearby
Timber Lake. She graduated as
valedictorian of the 1935 class from
Timber Lake High School.
To earn her teaching degree, she
attended Northern Normal and
Industrial School in Aberdeen,
South Dakota. During her second
year, the family moved to Cannon
Falls. She joined them upon gradu-
Her first teaching job was in the
public country school at
Oxford. She needed a car, so sales-
man Arnie Hjermstad brought her
his new Chevrolet to try. She
did plan to buy a car, but every
time he checked with her about it,
he said shed better just try it a
little longer.
They were married on Novem-
ber 9, 1941, in Zumbrota. World
events changed their lives forever,
and Arnie soon left for military
training in Texas. Virginia joined
him there and also later in Massa-
chusetts, where his unit was await-
ing transportation to northern Af-
rica by ship. After he sailed away,
she joined her parents in Alma
Center, Wisconsin, where she spent
the war and had that new car to
When Arnie came home in 1945,
the young couple returned to Can-
non Falls. Virginia taught one year
at the Underdahl School in the
southern Sogn Valley and for over
twenty years was a substitute
teacher in Cannon Falls. She taught
the spring kindergarten class for
many years.
Virginia and Arnie were very
active in the community. She was
a teacher and superintendent of
the Sunday School at the Congre-
gational Church. They joined and
became active members of the
Order of the Eastern Star, and Vir-
ginia served several terms as
Worthy Matron. Supporting
Arnies status as a World War II
veteran, Virginia was a member
of the VFW and American Le-
gion Auxiliaries.
In 1959, they bought the Gamble
Store in Cannon Falls. Virginia
was a full partner in the business
as bookkeeper, clerk, and
buyer. She and Arnie enjoyed
many trips they earned while as-
sociated with the Gambles
company. Due to changes in the
hardware business, the name is
now Hjermstad Trustworthy Hard-
ware Store.
Since she was a talented cook
and gracious hostess, it was diffi-
cult to leave Virginias home with-
out being fed. She always said,
If they come this far, youve got
to feed them.
Her hobbies were camping, col-
lecting Red Wing pottery, and play-
ing cards like 500 and bridge. She
was the clever queen of finesse
at those card games. A yearly va-
cation to Burlington Bay Camp-
ground on Lake Superior at Two
Harbors was a Hjermstad family
tradition that came to include their
Virginia was preceded in death
by her parents and her two broth-
ers, Alvin and Guy Waters. She is
survived and sorely missed by her
husband of over 72 years, Arnold;
her three sons: Robert (Roslyn)
and James (Cyndy) of Cannon
Falls; and Gary (Deb) of Dead-
wood, South Dakota; two sisters-
in-law, Sunny Waters and Hazel
Peterson; numerous grandchildren
and great grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service was on Fri-
day, September 19, at the First
Congregational United Church of
Christ in Cannon Falls. Interment
followed at the Cannon Falls Cem-
etery. Memorials are preferred to
First Congregational United
Church of Christ, Mayo Clinic
Health Systems Red Wing Hos-
pice, or donors choice. Online
condolences may be directed to
Griffin is excited to share his
exciting news with all of you
he became a big brother! Proud
parents, Trent and Alicia
Senenfelder of Bemidji, welcomed
his little brother, Jereko Neal, into
their arms on January 5, 2014.
Jereko was born at Sanford Medi-
cal Center in Bemidji on January
5, 2014 at 9:16 a.m., weighing 6
lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 19 inches
Jereko and Griffin are also loved
by their grandparents, Darwyn and
Mary Tri of Mazeppa, Jim and
Jackie Senenfelder of Walker, and
Terry Beers of Slayton, as well as
their great-grandparents, Marvin
and Barb Tri of Zumbrota, Jim
and Gloria Senenfelder of
Fairmont, and Darlene Beers of
Craig and Kristin Pike of Pine
Island are happy to announce the
birth of their daughter, Mara
Ainsley Pike, born Tuesday, Au-
gust 19, 2014. She weighed 7
pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21
inches long.
Grandparents are Dale Ocker
of Ham Lake, and Joe and Darleen
Pike of Pine Island. Great-grand-
mother is Ardess Ocker of Mot-
Margaret Dolloff 1932-2014
MONTANA Margaret Frances
Dolloff passed away on Thurs-
day, September 11, 2014, peace-
fully, in St. James Healthcare,
surrounded by her loving family.
Margaret was born on July 26,
1932 in Bellechester, the daugh-
ter of Frank N. and Anna M.
(Stiftner) Tri.
She is survived by her sons, Dean
(Louise), Dale (Eileen) and Daniel
(Toni); daughters, Debra and Dona
(Rich) Krause; grandchildren,
Chris South, Katherine (Chris)
Hargis, Christina, and Jacob; and
brother, Harvey (Mag) Tri of Min-
Margaret was preceded in death
by her loving husband, Glen, and
numerous brothers and sisters.
Our beautiful one will be greatly
Cremation took place and a pri-
vate family service will be held.
Interment of her ashes will be held
in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Duggan Dolan Mortuary has
been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
are suggested to the charity of the
donors choice.
Express condolences at www.
Dorothy Hadler 1922-2014
Hadler, 91, of Zumbrota, died on
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at
the Minnesota Veterans Home in
Fergus Falls.
Dorothy Nelsina Gustafson was
born on September 19, 1922, in
Olmsted County, to Henry and
Edna (nee Hickey) Gustafson. She
attended country school through
eighth grade. On June 9, 1943,
she married Harry O. Hadler at
Camp Benning, Florida. They re-
turned to the Zumbrota area where
they farmed for many years. Harry
passed away on June 29, 2012.
Dorothy was a member of St. Johns
Lutheran Church Minneola,
VFW Auxiliary, and the Zumbrota
Covered Bridge Society and served
as a past president.
Dorothy is survived by her son,
Robert (Patricia) Hadler of Dodge
Center; grandsons, Todd (Karla)
Hadler of Manitowoc, Wisconsin,
Craig Hadler of Cottage Grove,
Kurt (Clarissa) Hadler of Zum-
brota; great-grandchildren, Kasey,
Tanner, Brady, Ashlyn, Nathan
and Joseph; and brother, Robert
(Marion) Gustafson of Red Wing.
Dorothy was preceded in death
by her husband, Harry; sister, Irene
OReilly; and brothers, Lester
Gustafson and Richard Gustafson.
The funeral service was on Tues-
day, September 23, at St. Johns
Lutheran Church- Minneola with
Reverend Randall Kuznicki offi-
ciating. The burial was in the church
County nixes fixing road project glitches
By Karen Snyder
ORONOCO Jan Throndson,
whose downtown Oronoco prop-
erty was damaged, explained at
the September 16 meeting of the
Oronoco City Council why
Olmsted County wont correct the
problems its 2013 Oronoco road-
work created. An Olmsted County
worker had told Throndson, Its
just Oronoco.
To widen the road, the county
gouged into a hill, turning its gentle
slope into an impossibly steep hill-
side that disfigured Throndsons
and others properties. Then the
county failed to fix the mess.
Olmsted Countys negligence
caused safety and erosion issues,
Throndson said. The city requires
owners to tend their land, but the
sheerness of the slope makes main-
tenance too dangerous.
Regarding erosion, the county
threw seeds, but grass doesnt
grow on the rocks that speckle
the hillside. Someone in the audi-
ence pointed out that county offi-
cials are considering trying to sta-
bilize the slope with flood debris
wood rotting wood.
Throndson told the council hed
talked to county commissioners
Lou Ohly, Sheila Kiscaden and
Ken Brown.
Ohly said he has no idea what
the county can do.
Kiscaden said the county will
do nothing.
When Throndson asked to speak
at a county board meeting, Brown
said, Devlin [County Adminis-
trator Richard Devlin] wont put
you on the agenda.
Throndson wrote a letter to
Devlin, included photos of the
problem hill and was waiting for
Devlins reply. But Kiscaden,
Throndson said, had apprised him
that Devlins response is no and
the City of Oronoco is happily on
That drew groans, eye rolls, and
then laughter from Mayor Kevin
McDermott and City Clerk/Trea-
surer Sandy Jessen. As far as Im
concerned, this is far from over,
McDermott said.
The mayors this covers more
than the treacherous slope. Olmsted
County refuses to attend to a dozen
or so issues resulting from the road
rebuilding, said City Engineer Joe
McDermott, who has been fol-
lowing up for months, promised
to follow up some more. He will,
if necessary, go before the county
As for Kiscaden, Throndson said
she disclosed that in the last 40
years, shes been in Oronoco only
two times.
How, Throndson wondered,
do you make an educated vote
without seeing the situation?
Oronoco Park caretaker house
to be vacated
The Oronoco/Shady Lake Park
caretaker house, where city main-
tenance supervisor/park caretaker
Cain Dolan lives, needs an over-
haul that would cost between
$50,000 and $60,000.
Dolan had asked the city to spend
$15,000 on new windows and
doors. However, a recent inspec-
tion report recommended not re-
placing the windows and doors
because you will still have a poorly
insulated house with a poor heat-
ing system.
That isnt all. The furnace and
water heater are reaching end of
life cycle, the inspector wrote.
The insulation is dodgy, the sid-
ing deteriorating, the roof rafters
sagging. The roof may stay the
same way for years, but it may
McDermott advocated install-
ing new windows and doors and
keeping a caretaker. Hes seen
vandalism in unattended parks, he
Arguing that repairs would cost
too much, Councilor Nathan
Hartung moved to forgo them and
remove the house at some unspeci-
fied date. The motion failed, three
to one, with an abstention by Coun-
cilor Trish Shields.
When someone suggested ta-
bling the issue until next weeks
special meeting, Dolan objected.
He wanted to know now whether
hed need to move.
We have to make a decision
for Cains sake, McDermott said.
We have to give him a decision
Then Shields moved to approve
the $15,000 expenditure for win-
dows and doors. That motion also
Finally, Hartung moved again
to spend no more money on the
place, to close it and to give Dolan
notice and as much time as he needs
to find other living quarters. That
passed four to one with Councilor
Skyler Breitenstein casting the
dissenting vote.
Can you free a boat from a tree?
The citys pending park, where
Lake Shady once sparkled, needs
a thorough cleaning, said Lance
Sorensen, chairman of the Parks
and Trails Committee. Hes look-
ing for volunteers.
Some of the flood debris, too
heavy for manpower, calls for
equipment the 50-some tires,
for example, and a boat stuck in a
Post cleanup ideas abound: hik-
ing trails, a nature area, a butter-
fly garden, a BMX trail, a brush
dump, and a community garden.
The community garden, said
Sorensen, is a sure thing. Those
wanting a plot must apply; alloca-
tion will be first-come, first-served.
Other business
Council members unanimously
approved a preliminary 2014 tax
levy, collectible in 2015, of
$668,600. The permanent levy will
be set in December.
The council asked City Attor-
ney Fred Suhler to look into meth-
ods of protecting public rights-
In observance of Fire Preven-
tion Week, the Oronoco Fire De-
partment will hold an open house
from 5-8 p.m. on October 8.
The council scheduled a spe-
cial meeting for 5:30 p.m. on Sep-
tember 25 and will hold its next
regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Oc-
tober 21. Both sessions will take
place at city hall.
Melissa Kappes and Matthew
Biever, both of Zumbrota, an-
nounce their engagement. Parents
of the couple are Wayne and Mary
Kappes of Breckenridge and Gary
and Gwen Biever of Pipestone.
The bride-to-be is an elemen-
tary school teacher in the Cannon
Falls School District, and the
groom-to-be is an elementary
school teacher in the Zumbrota-
Mazeppa School District.
An October 17, 2014, wedding
is planned at Black Bear Cross-
ings on the Lake in St. Paul.
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By Paul Martin
RED WING The Goodhue
County Board of Commissioners
set a preliminary levy amount of
about $28,017,000 for 2015 at its
September 16 meeting. This is an
increase of 2.25% over the 2014
figure. However, new investment
by Xcel at the Prairie Island nuclear
power plant has led to a steep rise
in the taxes they pay, equal to a
1.6% rise in the levy.
All this means that the average
increase for a county taxpayer will
be at most 0.65% though, as
always, amounts will follow
changes in property values, and
some will pay more while others
pay less; in 2014, landowners bore
most of the pain. State law re-
quires the county to set this pre-
liminary figure in September, and
to set the final figure in Decem-
ber. The final figure may be lower,
but cannot be higher, again by law.
The debate saw a brief attempt
by two commissioners to set a 0%
levy, but decisions already taken
and projects already underway
meant an increase was inevitable.
The county is committed to the
Citizens Building renovation and
to other building projects, and to
several large road improvements.
An earlier vote on September 16
pledged them to a 9% increase in
health insurance costs for employ-
ees, with a promise to conduct a
more searching review before next
years budget season. Work now
starts to find the extra savings that
will allow them to meet the agreed
total expenditures.
County to look at ATV ordinance
Commissioner Jim Bryant won
agreement to his proposal that
county staff look into a possible
2015 county property taxes
to rise by 0.65% or less
new ordinance that would allow
use of ATVs on county roads.
Wabasha and several other neigh-
boring counties have a similar or-
dinance, and are happy with them,
said Bryant.
In road project news, Territo-
rial Road is now closed south of
County Road 2 while a new bridge
is built over Wells Creek. Work
should be completed this fall.
County Road 6 is being totally
rebuilt from County Road 9 to
County Road 1. It is closed until
construction ends for the season,
when it will be open as a gravel
road until work resumes next
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KW Homecoming band
event is October 3
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
KENYON The Kenyon-
Wanamingo High School band
invites all community members
to dig out their instruments and
join them for the fifth annual KW
All Alumni/Community Band for
the Homecoming game on Friday,
October 3. Musicians should
assemble in the band room at 5:45
p.m. to get music and enjoy a hot
dog and potluck dinner. At 6:30
p.m. the band will move to the
football field bleachers. All
musicians will receive free admis-
Director Claire Larson said, The
lineup will include classic favorites
for pre-game and new tunes for
Anyone wanting to re-live their
high school pep band experience
or share their musical ability is
encouraged to join in. To RSVP
or for more information contact
Larson at
or 507-789-6186 ext. 4228.
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
The following information was
provided by the Goodhue County
Sheriffs Office.
August 30
2:59 p.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near 480th St and Hwy
57 in Roscoe Township.
3:19 p.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near 480th St and Hwy
57 in Roscoe Township.
6:22 p.m. Medical help was
requested on the 14300 block of
Sherwood Trl in Minneola
August 31
1:35 p.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near 480th St and Hwy
57 in Roscoe Township.
2:13 p.m. A speeding ticket
was issued near 480th St and Hwy
57 in Roscoe Township.
3:39 p.m. About four cows
were on the road near 420th St
and Cty 1 in Wanamingo Town-
4:52 p.m. Medical help was
requested on Main St.
September 2
9:01 a.m. A deputy provided
a squad car escort for a funeral
from Trinity Lutheran Church.
10:15 p.m. An alarm was ac-
tivated at Hometown Wine and
Spirits. It was a false alarm.
September 3
12:39 a.m. A deputy observed
someone walking out of the school
parking lot. Everything in the area
appeared to be secure.
1:00 a.m. Lights were on at
Lands Church on Hwy 60 in
Minneola Township. The building
was secure and no signs of
suspicious activity were found.
7:33 p.m. A stop sign was
missing from 415th St near 100th
Ave in Wanamingo Township. The
township was notified.
September 4
1:15 p.m. A hawk with a broken
leg and wing was found near
Sherwood Trail. The hawk was
boxed and a volunteer from the
Raptor Center came to retrieve it.
September 5
1:00 p.m. A person on 1st Ave
complained about a dog in the
neighborhood that howls all day,
every day.
2:04 p.m. A pump at Baker
Tire appeared to be leaking gas. A
small puddle was found on the
ground but did not appear to be
hazardous. It only seemed to leak
when the pump was running. The
owner of the station was notified
and would check on it.
Goodhue Homecoming coronation is September 29
Goodhue High School 2014 Homecoming royalty includes four king candidates, six queen candidates, and two ushers. In front, from left to right:
usher Sam McNamara, Logan Breuer, Ray Tipcke, Tyler Schumacher, Jake Gildorf, and usher Calvin Peterson; in back: Sarah Ringeisen, Shelby
Hinsch, Rachel Watson, Maggie Mills, Ashley Cordes, and Katherine Grigoleit. Homecoming week schedule is as follows: September 29
coronation, 7 p.m., gym 2; September 30 cross country at Chatfield, volleyball at Cannon Falls, 7:15 p.m.; October 2 junior/senior boys
volleyball, 8:30-10 a.m., gym #2, volleyball vs. Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 7:15 p.m.; October 3 junior/senior PowderPuff, 1 p.m., parade, 2:30 p.m.,
football vs. Kingsland, 7 p.m., Homecoming dance following the FB game.
By R.D. Aaland
GOODHUE Worlds Best
Workforce requires the Goodhue
School Board to hold an annual
public meeting to review and re-
vise, where appropriate, student
achievement goals, local assess-
ment outcomes, plans, strategies,
and practices for improving cur-
riculum and instruction, and to
review district success in realiz-
ing the previously adopted stu-
dent achievement goals. That
meeting was held on Monday,
September 15, at the regular board
meeting. In addition, the school
board must publish a public re-
port in the local newspaper or by
electronic means on the district
Business Manager Susan
Paulson reported that the schools
annual audit was nearly
completed. The audit report will
be available for the board meet-
ing on October 20. She said The
Department of Education is in the
process of updating the prelimi-
nary levy data. There will be sev-
eral levy certification educational
sessions scheduled in the upcom-
ing weeks by the Department of
Education. The cash receipts
spreadsheet developed in partner-
ship with Region V is in use in
Goodhue. Region V is consider-
ing promoting the use ofGoodhues
pilot spreadsheet in other districts.
Superintendents report
Superintendent Mike Redmond
said, Great start to the year. Three
construction projects are going on
at the school. Redmond said that
Jay from Ryan Glass Company
was doing a great job in replacing
windows without conflicting with
classes. The new sidewalk on the
north side of the school is level
and smooth, which is a big im-
provement. Redmond is now look-
ing for a contractor to finish the
parking lot and alley
refinishing. The board approved
registering Redmond to attend the
American Association of School
Administrators in February.
High School principals report
High School Principal Mike
Harvey reiterated Redmonds state-
ment by saying, The year is off
to a great start!
The high school is planning for
Homecoming the week of Sep-
tember 29 through October 3.
Final Washington D.C trip pay-
ments are due September 26. Plan-
ning for the trip continues and a
parent information night is sched-
uled for October 13 at 7 p.m. About
eighty students will be going.
Harvey complimented Josh
Wieme for taking a leadership role
in the Sealed Mindset leadership
training. Twenty Goodhue students
attended the training at Southeast
Service Cooperative in Rochester
on September 10.
Seventh and eighth grade teach-
ers completed their second day of
American Reading training this
past week. Teachers and students
are excited about the new language
arts and social studies course in
these grades. Harvey suggested
stopping by the media center to
see how many more books kids
will have to read. These include a
variety of genres and thematic texts
directly tied to social studies and
language arts.
Elementary principals report
Elementary Principal Mark
Opsahl said teachers are using the
theme Lights, Camera and
ACTion this year and it is off to
a good start.
Positive Behavioral Intervention
and Supports (PBIS): Lessons
taught and reviewed using the
P.R.I.D.E. of Goodhue continues
to grow this year.
Opsahl said he was excited about
the program American Reading
Company: Action 100, which in-
cludes a self-leveling program and
home reading. He is also intro-
ducing Curriculum Based Mea-
The school is in the middle of a
two-week Ed District Assessment
window. All area schools are tak-
ing part in Star Math, Star Read-
ing, and Aimsweb Assessments.
Fundraisers approved
The boys basketball team will
sponsor a golf tournament in June
of 2015.
Family Career and Community
Street dance requested for October 4
By R.D. Aaland
GOODHUE At the Goodhue
City Council meeting on Septem-
ber 17, Brenda Reese, represent-
ing the Corner Bar, requested per-
mission to have a street dance on
Saturday, October 4. Discussion
included police coverage, fenc-
ing off the area to be used for the
dance, and insurance and liabili-
Tyler Stehr and his band would
perform live that
evening. Alcoholic drinks will only
be served inside the bar.
The council will give its final
decision at its September 24 meet-
Water/sewer rates too low
It was brought to the councils
attention that the water and sewer
rates of Goodhue are not adequate
to cover the expenses needed to
run these facilities. The last rate
change took place four years ago.
The council requested that City
Engineer Andy Brandel have I &
S Group make suggestions as to
what would be a proper rate. It is
hoped that any increase needed
will be minimum and will take
effect on January 1, 2015.
2015 budget
The next two years will be dif-
ficult to finance because of the
new swimming pool and improve-
ments made to Goodhues water
system, sewage treatment plant,
and streets and sidewalks. With
the passage of a preliminary bud-
get, it appears taxes may slightly
increase for some residents of
Goodhue. A public hearing on the
budget is scheduled for Decem-
ber 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Third Street project
Brandel, along with Public
Works Director Steve Voth, re-
ported that the Third Street project
is proceeding, although
slowly. When asked what the rea-
sons were for the slow pace, they
agreed it was usually lack of man-
power on the job.
Brandel said that the I & S Group
will keep pushing to ensure that
the project finishes as scheduled
by October 15. Several council
members and city hall reported
receiving many phone calls from
unhappy residents.
Other construction news
The excavation of the pool was
completed on schedule and now
construction may start soon. Bids
close on the bath house on Octo-
ber 2. There is some concern by
bidders over the purchase of per-
formance and payment bonds, but
they are necessary to follow state
The sewer treatment plant has
been up and running since the first
of September with the new ultra-
violet technology. Voth is send-
ing samples regularly to the State
of Minnesota.
Other business
There will be only one new fire-
man going to training.
It was determined that the wall
between the old Doc Sawyers
Restaurant and the laundromat is
a common wall.
Goodhue School off to a great start
Leaders of America (FCCLA) will
be selling t-shirts from the Ameri-
can Heart Association in January.
From November 3 to Novem-
ber 2, the FFA will be conducting
its annual fruit sale. Instructor Sue
Gorman has set a goal of $10,000
for this year.
The band will be selling Gold
Canyon candles in November. The
money earned will go toward next
years trip to Florida.
The junior class will be selling
tickets for a chili supper on Octo-
ber 13. Money earned will go to-
ward the prom.
The Spanish club is selling post-
cards from Costa Rica for ten dol-
lars each, which advisor Liz Kelley
said is basically an eight dollar
donation and two dollars for post-
The volleyball team will be sell-
ing baked goods on October 9.
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Huge solar energy project a Vasa worry
By Paul Martin
RED WING Anxious neigh-
bors of a huge new solar energy
project rumored to be in the plan-
ning stage in Vasa Township
voiced their fears at a public hear-
ing in Red Wing on September
16. The public hearing was part of
the Goodhue County Board of
Commissioners meeting, at which
commissioners voted unanimously
to adopt, with minor changes, a
new solar energy section to the
county ordinance. The new sec-
tion, first covered here in our re-
port of the September 2 board
meeting, can now be found as
Article 19 of the ordinance.
Donna Marking of Vasa told
commissioners, All we have heard
is rumors, but already we under-
stand we would be unable to sell
our property. The rumor is that a
large power company is looking
to buy 300 acres, and farmers near
us have been offered really good
prices for their land. If this goes
ahead, our land would be sur-
rounded, and would become al-
most worthless. Darnell Monte
had recently bought a ten-acre
hobby farm next to Markings land.
This place is our dream, he said.
It is prime farmland in a beauti-
ful area. Large companies should
not be able to come in and impose
a scheme like this.
Commissioners agreed neigh-
bors have serious grounds for con-
cern, and told them such a large
scheme would have to go through
a major planning process. With
the new ordinance in place, there
will be more control over large
plans like this. Commissioner Ron
Allen reminded Marking and
Monte, Big plans like this dont
always go through remember
the New Era Wind Farm proposal.
County applies for
state road dollars
Public Works Director Greg
Isakson asked the board to set their
priorities in applying for funding
for 2015 road projects. The Cor-
ridors of Commerce program has
been expanded, and $25 million
will be shared out next year, he
said. Hwy 52 is our only eligible
road, but there are several areas
that need work. Applications need
to be in tomorrow (September 17);
I was only informed of that last
The board agreed that the Hwy
52 / County Road 8 junction at
Hader needs improvement, and is
still near the top of their list. They
also voted to apply for funds to
address new safety concerns at the
Hwy 52/ County Road 14 junc-
tion south of Cannon Falls. The
removal of the lights just to the
north means motorists will find it
harder to find gaps in traffic so
they can cross Hwy 52 from Hwy
14, noted Isakson. We need to
pursue the planned tie-in to the
new overpass before accident sta-
tistics pile up, he warned.
Businesses in Pine Island
could fail
Two urgent new needs also made
the wish list. Minnesota Depart-
ment of Transportation (MNDot)
intends to close the north access
from Pine Island to Hwy 52 as a
safety concern, unless the city adds
an acceleration lane (at a cost of
several hundred thousand dollars).
All traffic would have to use the
County Road 11 junction. This
would not just spell danger for
businesses at the north end of the
Pine Island residents need no
reminder that County Road 11 can
flood and leave them relying on
one road to get in and out, said
Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel.
MNDot proposes to leave a cattle
gate on the northern access in
case flooding happens again, but
that is not enough.
Cannon Falls roundabouts
need better signage
Isakson met with Senator Matt
Schmit and Cannon Falls City rep-
resentatives on September 15 to
consider serious concerns about
the roundabouts on both sides of
the new Hwy 52 overpass. We
should work with the Chamber of
Commerce to apply for improved
signage. This is needed to offset
the effects on businesses on the
south end of Cannon Falls. With-
out that, most of them will fail
within two to three years, he said.
Commissioners agreed that all
these needs are high priorities for
safety and business reasons.
Campground plans
for county park
The board also voted 3 to 2 to
apply for Legacy Fund grants for
two improvements planned for the
county park west of Cannon Falls.
Red Wing area commissioners
Seifert and Allen voted no. The
county will apply for grants for a
trail leading via a flight of steps to
a scenic overlook at the west end
of the park, and for a campground
planned for the east end.
In order to have any real chance
of getting Legacy funds, we need
to have a 25% local match, said
Isakson. We have applied for
money for the trail before, but
without a match.
Commissioners agreed to allot
$100,000 towards the $400,000
total. The money would come from
money the county received when
Progressive Rail took over the
Malting Company railhead in
Cannon Falls and paid up $150,000
in property taxes. The money was
reserved for park improvements.
The proposal for a RV and tent
campground with canoe and bike
trailheads is going ahead as a pub-
lic/private partnership with the
Lacefield family, who own and
operate Cannon Valley Canoe
Company in Cannon Falls. They
intend to invest $250,000 of their
own money. Total costs could be
up to $1.5 million. The Lacefields
money would form the local match
required for the Legacy Fund ap-
plication. They propose 35 tent
sites, 67 RV sites, and a new 200-
stall parking lot in addition to the
current lot.
The Parks Board have reviewed
the plans, and suggested some
changes. They would like to see
the road access moved to the east
end of the site, rather than using
an extension of the current entry
road. They would also place more
RV sites near the lake to take ad-
vantage of the site.
Isakson noted that there are many
details to work out, and to finalize
with the state. There also needs to
be consultation with the neigh-
bors, and with Stanton Township.
Although incomplete, plans will
be pushed through to meet the
September 26 application dead-
line, the Board decided. Even if
we dont get approval now, we
will get on the radar for next year,
Rechtzigel observed, and added,
There will be no effect on the
county levy.
The next application deadline
will be in June 2015, the date when
control of sharing out Legacy Fund
money passes to the new Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and
Trails Commission.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
application acceptance deadlines announced
GOODHUE Agricultural pro-
ducers looking to solve natural
resource problems on their farms
should apply now for assistance
through the Environmental Qual-
ity Incentives Program (EQIP)
administered by the United States
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Natural Resources Con-
servation Service (NRCS).
Application acceptance dead-
lines for FY 2015 in Minnesota
for EQIP are:
October 17, 2014
November 14, 2014
December 19, 2014
EQIP is a voluntary program
that provides financial and tech-
nical assistance to agricultural
producers through contracts up to
a maximum term of ten years.
These contracts provide financial
assistance to help plan and imple-
ment conservation practices that
address natural resource concerns
and for opportunities to improve
soil, water, plant, animal, air, and
related resources on agricultural
land and non-industrial private
EQIP is just one tool for land-
owners who want to put soil and
water conservation on the ground.
By working with the local NRCS
office, you will find out what NRCS
programs might work best for you
on your land. If not EQIP, then
perhaps the Conservation Stew-
ardship Program (CSP) or Agri-
cultural Conservation Easement
Program (ACEP).
Applications for EQIP are ac-
cepted on a continuous basis, how-
ever, NRCS establishes applica-
tion acceptance or submission
deadline dates for evaluation and
ranking of eligible applications.
Contracts will be awarded to pro-
ducers with the highest rankings
until funds are exhausted.
To learn more about EQIP, con-
tact the Goodhue Field Office at
651-923-5300 or visit the Minne-
sota NRCS website.
Field day highlights clean
waters and healthy woods
Several state and local agencies
are combining forces to host an
informational field day this fall
aimed at helping landowners un-
derstand options for managing their
property to improve forest health
and water quality. On October 2,
from 2 to 4 p.m., the Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources,
along with the Goodhue County
Forestry Committee, Goodhue
County Soil and Water Conser-
vation District, and the Minne-
sota Forestry Association will
showcase forest management tech-
niques and stream bank/fish habi-
tat restoration work completed
along Hay Creek on the property
of Ben and Karen Stephani, 31099
Hay Creek Trail.
The forestry portion of the tour
will include controlling buckthorn,
oriental bittersweet and other
woody invasives; crop tree release;
pruning; and insect and disease
topics. The final portion of the
day will take place along Hay
Creek, where stream bank work
recently has been completed. Pre-
senters will include a forest health
specialist, a fisheries biologist and
a forester.
The tour is free. Parking will be
at the Stephani property, directly
off Hay Creek Trail. Signs will
direct drivers coming from High-
way 58 (turn at Hay Creek Camp-
For additional information, con-
tact DNR forester Mike Wachholz,