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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 No. 41

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PI High School welcomes

foreign exchange students
High School welcomes five new
foreign exchange students from
Italy, Norway, Thailand, and Germany.
Elenora Dante

Sixteen-year-old high school

junior Elenora Dante is from
Latiano, Italy. Dantes mother,
Annarita, works for a company
that makes wheelchairs and her
father, Salvatore, works in the insurance industry. She is an only
In Italy, Dante enjoys dancing,
which she has participated in for
eleven years. She participates in
Caribbean partner dancing and
popular dance which is similar
to folk dancing. While in Pine
Island, Dante is staying with host
family Keith and Kristine Knutson.
She has two host brothers, Zach,
19, and Andrew, 24.
Dante became interested in the
AFS Intercultural Program two
years ago. She was not able to
choose the state or town she would
be staying in, only the country,
and she chose the United States.
After taking a few tests, the state
of Minnesota was chosen for her.
She is happy to be here and enjoys
everything about Pine Island because it is very different from her
little town of Latiano.
The largest differences between
her home town of Latiano and Pine
Island have been the school and
farms. In Italy, students begin kindergarten at the age of three. At
the age of six, they attend elementary school for five years after
which they attend middle school
for three years. After passing
middle school, students must then

choose what type of school they

want to attend for the next five
years. Dante chose the scientific
school where students study six
days a week, five hours a day. She
and her scientific classmates stay
together in the same classroom
for all five years. She has also
discovered that Pine Island has a
lot of farms, unlike Italy. Many
Pine Island families have farms.
My host family lives on a farm
which has given me the opportunity to feed cows, which I enjoy,
Dante said.
Her favorite subject is chemistry; however, she also enjoys Spanish because it is her easiest class.
She is currently a member of SADD
and the high school Culture Club.
In the spring, she hopes to join the
track and field team. Dante feels
fortunate to be in Pine Island because she enjoys traveling and
learning about new cultures. Sometime in the future, she hopes to
visit both Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Daniele Rosignoli

Daniele Rosignoli, 17, is from

Bologna, Italy and is a junior at
Pine Island High School. He is
staying with James and Danniell
Finstuen and has three host siblings, Brandon, Cede, and Broc.
Broc is also a junior at Pine Island
High School.
Rosignoli has found several differences between living in Italy
and Minnesota. In Minnesota, you
are able to drive at the age of sixteen and drink alcohol at the age
of twenty-one. In Italy, you can
do both at the age of eighteen. He
also notices differences in the Pine
Island classroom where students

change rooms for each class, while

in Italy, the teachers change classrooms. Rosignoli has found that
people here stay home a lot, while
in Italy they are more active with
something to do every day, such
as going to the park.
Rosignoli is enjoying making
new friends and meeting his teachers. His favorite class so far is
Prostart1 as he enjoys cooking,
especially Italian foods. While he
is in the United States, he hopes to
improve his English.
Rosignoli loves his host family
and the city of Pine Island where
everyone is willing to help each
other even if they dont know them.
When asked why he and his family decided to host a foreign exchange student, host sibling Broc
Finstuen said, We hosted a student a long time ago. I came home
one day and asked my mom if we
could host another student. She
said she would look into it and a
few months later we found out we
had a seventeen-year-old boy coming to live with us. I really enjoy
having Daniele be a part of our
family and love hearing his accent and how funny it is to hear
him try to speak English. While
Rosignoli hopes to improve on his
English, Finstuen hopes to learn a
lot about Italian culture and language.
Tora Vikhaug

From Norway, seventeen-yearold Tora Vikhaug is a junior at

Pine Island High School and is
living with Jennifer and Mitchell
Narveson. She has one host sister,
Alison, who is in eighth grade. In
Norway, Vikhaug has two siblings,
an eight-year-old sister and a four-

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teen-year-old brother.
She decided to participate in the
exchange program so she could
experience a new culture and language. She has known that she
wanted to be a foreign exchange
student since she was eleven years
old. Vikhaug enjoys that Pine Island is a small town with nice
people. She has found that the food
here is very different from Norwegian food. She has also discovered that many things are connected
to the school, such as sports and
social activities.
This fall, Vikhaug has been a
member of the Pine Island / Zumbrota-Mazeppa (PIZM) girls varsity soccer team. Her favorite subject at school is principles of biomedical science. When asked if
there are any specific things she
would like to see while she is here,
she said, I dont have any specific things I want to see. I just
want to see what comes along and
make the best out of everything.
Bowornluck Janwatsiri

Bowornluck (Beam) Janwatsiri

of Thailand is sixteen years old
and a junior at Pine Island High
School. She is staying with Mike
and Megan Nelson and has three

By Alicia Hunt-Welch
WANAMINGO Leaders of
the Goodhue County Sheriffs
Office attended the October 5
Wanamingo City Council meeting to hear and respond to concerns related to community policing and the renewal of a contract
between the two entities. Mayor
Ryan Holmes told Sherriff Scott
McNurlin and patrol commander
Paul Gielau that a primary concern he has heard from citizens is
that deputies are not as connected
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McNurlin said significant personnel turnover is a challenge the
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Sharon Richardson

Richardson is from Germany.
Richardson is a junior at Pine Island High School and is staying
with John and Patricia Bronk. She
has two host sisters who live at
home: Alyssa, a junior, and
Hannah, a freshman. She also has
two older host sisters who do not
live at home, Kaitlyn and Sarah.
Back home, in Germany,
Richardson has two sisters ages
23 and 24 who are in college and
who also studied abroad.
Richardson is a member of the
Pine Island cross country team and
Rochesters Bella Voca choir. She
also enjoys reading and writing.
She has dreamed of being an
exchange student since sixth grade.
It was always my dream of attending high school in the United
States. Everyone told me that going to America is so far away and
I would never reach it. However,
time went by and now I am here!
I still cannot believe that I am really here! she said.

In the months prior, Gielau and

city officials met privately to negotiate terms of the proposed contract renewal. The final document
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September meeting, but not everyone was comfortable with approving it at that time, so it was
requested that the GCSO attend a
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host siblings, Jessica, Myles and

Patrick Allan. Janwatsiri decided
to become a foreign exchange student so she could learn more about
America, gain new experiences,
and improve her English and selfconfidence.
Since being in Pine Island,
Janwatsiri has found several differences when comparing Pine
Island to her homeland of Thailand, with the most profound being the food, school, culture, and
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Janwatsiris favorite subject is
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Island cheerleading team and finds
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Regarding the opportunity to be
an exchange student Janwatsiri
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the support you have given me. I

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Foreign exchange students at Pine Island School for the 2015-16 year are, front row, from left to right:
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Tora Vikhaug.

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Write Here
Right Now
By Bob Schmidt

Two weeks ago I was planning

to write this article, a tough critique of the Republican leadership in Congress. Then a miracle
happened John Boehner announced that he was going to resign as Speaker of the House of
Representatives at the end of October. Half of my ammunition just
became impotent. But then, like
the phoenix rising from the ashes,
Boehners right-hand-man, Kevin
McCarthy, announced that he was
going to run for the open Speakers
So then, the race was on. Immediately, McCarthy garnered approximately 170 votes of the required 218 to win the speakership,
but the Freedom Caucus (mostly
Tea Partiers elected in the last two
elections to go to Washington and
shake things up) would not budge,
and they represented approximately forty votes in the overall
Republican Caucus. McCarthy saw
the handwriting on the wall and
realized he could not win, so a
second miracle occurredhe with-

drew his name from consideration.

And that is where we stand as this
column goes to the publisher. It
seems that Paul Ryan is going to
consider running and make a decision over the weekend, but at
the moment there are no other
potential consensus candidates.
What to make of this? Democratic strategists and Big Media
began circling like sharks, saying
that the Republicans were on the
verge of self-destruction, and that
this would virtually hand the 2016
presidential election to the Democrats. RINOs (Republicans in
Name Only) began wringing their
hands, comparing the situation to
that when Newt Gingrich resigned
over marital transgressions, Bob
Livingston had to withdraw as the
presumptive successor for similar reasons, and the Republicans
ended up losing control of the
House of Representatives.
This internal fight is totally different. It is a fight over ideas, a
fight over the process of running
the House, and fundamentally a
fight over whether the Republicans are willing to govern the country. The Freedom Caucus (like
myself and many of you) have
grown weary of Republicans running on a set of promises and then
caving in when push comes to
shove. Between Boehner and Sen-

ate Majority Leader Mitch

McConnell, promises were made
and broken on the issues of 1)
defunding Obamacare, 2)
defunding Planned Parenthood, 3)
reversing Obamas executive
amnesty program, and 4) blocking the Iranian nuclear agreement.
The Freedom Caucus members
believe their time is overdue. Going along to get along just simply
drives another nail in the coffin
that is Obamas fundamental transformation of America.
This could be the beginning, but
only the beginning, of a Republican revolution. If it turns out right,
if Ryan is the right person and if
he is willing to take the gavel,
then there is a strong likelihood
that fresh ideas and new processes
would be the new standard in the
House of Representatives. Thats
not the end game, however. The
gears grind slowly in Washington, but nowhere as slowly as in
the Senate. McConnell has got to
go, and there needs to be a similar
Senate revolt as in the House. A
month ago I would have said there
was no way that could happen.
But then, I would not have guessed
that Boehner would be on the verge
of resigning either.
God bless America, and God
bless the Freedom Caucus!

Hot sex in the perennial bed

The Worm
By Jeanne Truestedt

Everyone knows avid gardeners are sex fiends. After all, they
play around with reproductive techniques all year long: propagating,
grafting, seeding, etc. so they can
fill their perennial beds with lots
of beauty. But these reproductive
techniques take time, cleanliness,
and care to be successful.
Most perennials produce seeds,
divisions, or rhizomes that allow
them to fill spaces in the flower
beds with ease. But some hybrid
plants dont produce viable seeds,
so one has to purchase nursery
plants instead. Patented plants
arent supposed to be propagated
unless one pays royalties. This
system protects the hybridizer/

grower/seller but adds an increase

in price. Its also difficult to enforce because the patent police
dont check individual gardens or
Avid gardeners must decide
which reproductive technique
works best for them. Divisions take
strength to dig, divide, and replant.
Seeding is hit and miss done outside in real weather, but much more
predictable done indoors. Rooting is one of the easiest methods;
one just takes cuttings thereby
duplicating an existing plant. Cross
pollination in the garden can lead
to many exciting yet unpredictable results for those who like to
gamble. But whichever means you
employ, try to focus on hardiness,
so planting is not a perennial problem.
Perennials are intended to return year after year, saving time,
money, and effort. If plant materials cant survive our freezing
temperatures in winter as well as

our scorching heat and humidity

in summer, they just arent a good
choice for the perennial bed. Not
only will you replace them frequently, but youll disturb the roots
of plants growing in close proximity. And you may weaken those
strong plants by exposing them to
disease and crowding with all of
that yearly upheaval.
Trial beds are a great way to
experiment with new plants you
want to try. If you cant resist that
gorgeous whatever in the nursery, plant it there and watch it grow
for a season to see if it will come
back in spring. While these newbies
are growing, you can safely reposition the old reliables in the perennial bed to new sites or share
them with the neighbors. And when
the neighbors ask just what it is
youre doing out in the yard, you
can always smile wickedly and
tell them youre having hot sex in
the perennial bedor maybe not.

Deep philosophical questions

By Jan David Fisher

I have some deep philosophical

questions that have been haunting me. We ask people to pledge
their life to our country even including dying for it. 1. Which is
harder: a) To die for your country, or b) To live for your country?
2. When did we stop talking with
I believe that it is harder to live
for your country than to die for it.
Dying is easy. You get in front of
a bullet at the wrong (or right)
time and you are done. But if you
survive you come home with the
horror of war hot and fresh in your
mind. Only time and positive care
will dull that pain and fear. While
you may have gone to another
country, you are still on the same
planet. What is the difference between home and the place you
went? How hard is it to see the
horrors coming home with you?
Can anyone truly answer these

Read the Book of Genesis. From
Adam to Abraham, each man talked
with G_D. They didnt pray to
G_D. My version is that they talked
with G_D. They may have talked
about the weather, about life, about
things they needed to do, and how
to do them. They asked G_D how
to do something and HE told them.
They also told G_D when something wasnt right and received
suggestions on fixing the problem. Read the story of Sodom and
Gomorrah. Abraham tries to save
Sodom and Gomorrah by looking
for righteous men. He asks G_D
to find ten righteous men. Both
towns are evil and G_D does not
find ten righteous men. He destroys the towns. From this story,
we derive the tradition that it takes
a minimum of ten men to pray to
G_D. Otherwise G_D wont hear
them. Is this when we stopped
talking and starting praying? I
suggest to you, dear readers that
we have never stopped talking with
G_D. It depends on your god image. Is your god image a six foot
tall shepherd with a beard who
wears a white gown? Or is it a
duality of infinitely large and small.

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G_D is bigger than the universe

and small enough to fit inside each
of us. G_D is everywhere and
everything! The portion of G_D
within you is enough for you to
have a conversation with G_D
about the conditions that bother
you and a discussion on how to
fix them. My point is that we can
have a conversation with G_D and
not just pray to him.
Short version of the story of Lot,
nephew of Abraham: Lot saves
two angels from the mob. He volunteers his daughters and finally
the mob returns home. Lot is told
to take his wife and daughters,
leave the town and never look back.
Lots wife looks back and she is
turned into a pillar of salt. When
Lot and his daughters are safely
away, they hide in a cave. The
two daughters lay with their father with the intent to carry his
seed forward. Thus Lot and his
family arent exactly squeaky
clean! Until next week.

SIFT revisited
Side of
the Story
By Ed Stern

You knew it had to happen

sooner or later. You knew that Fate
would not keep us apart. It took
about fifteen years for it to happen, but it finally did! SIFT went
fishing again! And it was amazing! Let me fill you in...
For those of you too young or
too Out of the Loop to know
who SIFT is, I will explain. Way
back in the 80s, Dan Johnson and
I took tickets at football games.
Milt Hovelson was the band director, and yes, your parents play
the accordion and harmonica because of him. (And really, it is not
that embarrassing most of the time,
because he did teach them well!)
He usually directed the pep band,
and would explain how tough his
week had been as he walked by
our gate. Then he would suggest
that we meet at my house to discuss World Problems when he was
done after halftime. Dan and I
would sometimes watch part of
the game; sometimes just head over
to the house. Lee Thompson taught
ag and helped coach football, so
after the game, he would join us.
Sometimes, Deb would have made
chili and rolls; sometimes just hot
chocolate and coffee to take off
the chill. Sometimes, we just had
other beverages and pretzels or
peanuts as we solved a majority
of the problems brought up. Some
days, Lee would be forced to recite the FFA creed. He also acted
as parlimentarian, to ensure a civil
discussion of items being talked
about. From this modest beginning, the Stern Industrial Fishing
Team was formed. And then, we
became a part of history.
As our children reached the ages
where they were involved in their
own activities, our meetings
dwindled until only a funeral or
wedding or special reunion might
bring us together.
We still kept in touch, because
we were all still in teaching until
just this year. I had retired, but
still stopped at school on random
days and on Donut it
was almost like I never left. Lee
and Milt retired, but kept subbing,
and finally, last spring (September 30 was his actual last working
day) Dan retired, too. So, his first
request was to go fishing with SIFT.
And last Wednesday, it finally
Dan wanted to get out on the
boatMilts boat for a relaxing
day on the water. Johnson is not
what you would call a serious fisherman. If the fish are biting he can
be more excited than kids are at
Christmas! But, if they are not
cooperating, he can just as easily
put the pole down, find a comfortable spot, and listen to the constant verbiage that always seemed

to be present when Milt was

around...OK, I contributed to the
borderline intelligent chatter, too!
So, at the crack of 9:30, Dan
and I arrived at Milts place, and
immediately noticed the battery
charger on the boat. This cant be
good! After a quick tour of his
new home, we gathered at the boat
to watch Milt try to resuscitate the
retired battery. After about 20
minutes of no results, we took off,
crammed into his Ford Ranger like
two cans of sardines put in a toosmall Tupperware container. It
worked...but if we were going to
be on the road for more than 10
minutes, we were going to reach
our expiration date.
We picked up a new battery,
and in another few minutes, we
were gliding down between the
docks at Bay Point Marina on our
way to the Mighty Mississippi.
Look out barges, the water will go
down a foot after we start hauling
in fish!
We drifted somewhat haphazardly down the riprap, casting like
experts to the small nooks that
were supposed to hold massive
sunfish and enormous smallmouth
bass. Milt was the first to connect...a
gigantic 6" white bass that he
quickly returned to the water before we would see it and start harassing him about fishing skills
that he thought he possessed. Dan
added a smallmouth just a bit
longer, and Milt put on a display
worthy of a Sunday Morning Fishing Show, only to lift a 5" sunfish
into the boat. I remained fishless.
After a long time of continued
skunkness, we motored to spot #2,
where we had taken baskets of
fish of all species on previous trips.
Milt and I were ready for a fishing
frenzy. Dan was looking for a donut. After this game, the score was
SIFT nothing, Fish 30. So, we
motored to spot #3. Even better
than the Biblical story about putting the nets out on the right side
of the boat...we anticipated the
REAL fishing frenzy.
The 20-minute trip around the
island and into the Back Channel
was filled with comments about
how fast we could go, how great
the Johnson motor had worked,

and how we would soon need Ben

Gay for our sore arms. (From pulling in fish!)
As we got close to the first backwater snag that was holding close
to three thousand crappies, the
motor just died. (Begin the wailing, the gnashing of teeth, the horror stories of fishermen lost forever on a trip that should have
been easy, the two-state manhunt
that would be on the Today Show.)
Now what? asked Milt, knowing that we were doomed. Our best
bet was to use the trolling motor;
after all, we did have a new battery. We motored upriver about
400 yards to the closest access,
and while we traveled, I called
Lee. We had not invited him on
this trip because: A) He was too
busy working; B) He always
brought too much gear for one
boat; C) Nobody liked him anyway; or D) He was too cool to fish
with old retired guys!
Needless to say, he was on his
lunch break, so he could give Milt
a lift back to the truck. We will
need to thank him for saving
us...again. After a short wait for
Milt, and as we climbed back into
the petite sardine can, we were
thankful that our problem (I know,
I know...this was the least of our
problems!) had been so minor. We
said our farewells, and Dan and I
decided we would try this again,
only next time we would just fish
from a dock someplace!


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Now accepting resumes
for a part-time site
manager. Duties include
leasing apartments, office
work, resident relations,
minor maintenance,
cleaning and turn overs.
May live on-site.
Email resumes to Melissa at
Equal Opportuniy Employer

Chance to set
a better example
To the Editor:
In response to the Pine Island
teacher who will be attending the
UN convention on global emissions and reduction of air pollutants: wouldnt it set a better example to decline the invitation and
attend via video conference? If
the climate change situation is so
dire, why increase your carbon
footprint by traveling all the way
to Paris just to talk about how harm-

ful emissions are to our dear mother

earth? Instead, take the time to
explain to your kids how you did
your part to reduce air pollutants
and emissions by using technology and a little bit of brain power.
That would show that youre truly
thinking of the children.
Erik Phillipson
Yangon, Myanmar
1988 Pine Island
High School graduate

Photo submitted by Joya Stetson

News-Record recognized
at County EDA Summit
RED WING News-Record publisher Peter Grimsrud (left) receives a
Certificate of Recognition Wednesday, October 7, at the 2015 Goodhue
County EDA Summit at the Red Wing Ignite Building. Presenting the
certificate for contributions to the economic vitality of Goodhue County
is Zumbrota Community Development Director Dan King, representing
the Goodhue County Economic Development Authority.







Pine Island

Homecoming Week celebrated at Goodhue School

By R.D. Aaland
GOODHUE The week of
Homecoming was busy at the
Goodhue High School. It started
with the coronation on Monday,
September 28.
Each day had its own theme:

Monday was Fairy Tale Day, Tuesday was Tacky Tuesday, Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday,
Thursday was Sweater Day, and
Friday was Spirit Day.
On Thursday morning the boys
played volleyball, with the final

game between the seniors and the

high school faculty. That evening
the varsity girls volleyball team
was defeated by the Komets from
Kasson-Mantorville 3 games to
Friday began with two hours of

school followed by a pep fest and

other Homecoming activities. After
an extended lunch, the high school
students proceeded to the football
field for their annual powder puff
football game. The temperature
was near sixty and the sky was

blue. The junior girls, wearing

black shirts and red flags, faced
the senior girls dressed in orange
shirts and yellow flags. The juniors scored twice in the first half
and held a 12-0 lead at halftime.
The seniors finally scored after
referee Josh Wieme blew the
whistle and the juniors stopped

playing but Taylor Larson continued to the end zone. Another

score by senior Michelle Hadler
gave the seniors 16-12 win. The
Homecoming parade was next. The
first place float was designed and
built by the junior class. Every class
was represented in the parade from
pre-school through twelfth grade.

Members of the senior girls team that won the powder puff football game are, front row, from left to right: Christina Lexvold, Cass Ramthun, Laura
Ringeisen, Kalley Diercks, Kala Bork, Holli Possehl; back row: Rebecca Olson, Chelsea Voth, Michelle Hadler, Keisha OReilly, Kate Stehr, Brekah
Baker, Taylor Larson, Katie Hemenway, and Jessica Hernandez.

Band members Chelsea Voth and Kate Stehr were in the Goodhue
Homecoming parade.
The Goodhue seventh grade float, with the theme of the Discovery Channel, is on a safari. Front row, from
left to right: Lacey Luhman, Baxter OReilly, Ryley Christianson, Tyson Stemmann, and Kelby Heitman; back
row: Emma Jennings, Leiah Borgschatz, Erynn Schumacher, Cameron Ryan, Jake Peterson, Connor Ryan,
and Gabe Rehder. They are proud because they have captured the Lewiston-Altura Cardinal played by Lexi


Wanamingo class of 1949 reunites
ZUMBROTA The Wanamingo 49ers met for their 66-year class reunion on October 3 at Bridgets in
Zumbrota. Front row: Evelyn (Kvalvog) Benrud, LaVonne (Flom) Schafer, and Jerome Ofstie; back row:
Carole (Bakko) Cardinal, Olga (Krogh) Jansen, and Nathlye (Luebke) Benrud. Not pictured: Joyce (Nelson)

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Busy Bees create window display

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Kayla Gilbertson, Cole Gilbertson, Caden Gilbertson, Emma Berg, Allyse Widholm, Leah Widholm, Mackenzie
Boraas, Addie Berg, and Mason Boraas.

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Community Calendar
Society Museum is open the second Saturday of the month from
noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment.
Senior Dining
For inquiries, contact Helen
Reservations are required by Reiland, 507-250-6021; Jim Siems,
calling 24 hours ahead at each of 507-696-3506; or Diane Gilsdorf,
the nutrition sites.
507-843-4013, or visit www.maz
In the Pine Island area, meals
are served at the Pine Island Senior Center (356-2228); Zumbrota
area, Zumbrota Towers (7325086).
Area History Center
October 15-21
Thursday: Onion smothered
The Oronoco Area History Censteak, fresh boiled potatoes, broc- ter is open to visitors in the City
coli, batter bun, fresh oranges
Building every second Saturday
Friday: Taco salad (with taco from 10 a.m.-noon and open by
chips), grapes, double pistachio appointment. Contact us at OAHC,
Monday: Meatloaf, seasoned 54 Blakely Ct. NW or call 507mashed potatoes, Oriental blend 367-4320. You may also visit our
web page at oronocoarea
vegetables, cherry crisp
Tuesday: Potato chowder/ and find us on
crackers, ham salad sandwich, Facebook.
Waldorf gelatin salad, ice box cake
Wednesday: Hot pork sandwich, mashed potatoes, buttered
beets, fresh fruit




Tops #1280

Seasons Hospice
All groups are held at the Center for Grief Education and Support, Seasons Hospice, 1696
Greenview Dr. SW. Registration
is required two days prior to the
date of the event. For details: 507285-1930 or shbp@seasonshos

Explorer Post Program

On Thursday, October 22, the
Goodhue County Sheriffs Office
will host an open house for the
Explorer Post program at the Law
Enforcement Center in Red Wing
from 6-9 p.m. Youths ages 14 to
21 can register to participate in
the junior law enforcement program. For more information contact Deputy Mike Ayres at 651764-3527.

Olmsted County Parks

Oxbow Park Preschool Nature Buddies Spiders, Saturday,
October 17, 11 a.m. Join us as we
use creative movement, active
games, and art to learn how spiders live.
Questions about Chester Woods,
call Celeste Lewis at 507-2872624. Questions about Oxbow
Park, call Clarissa Josselyn at 507775-2451.

Community Library
The Goodhue School Library,
in conjunction with SELCO and
Goodhue County, is open to the
public Mondays and Wednesdays
from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The library
is equipped with inter-library loan
service, which means if the library
does not have a book you want,
that book can be there in two days.

PI Tops #1280 meets every

Monday night at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Weigh-in is at 5:15
and meeting time is 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Questions call 3564799 or 356-4700.

PI City Council
The council will meet Tuesday,
October 20, at 7 p.m. on the second floor of city hall.

ZM Primary School names Students of the Week

Zumbrota-Mazeppa Moms in
Prayer meets on Monday nights ZUMBROTA Zumbrota-Mazeppa Primary School Students of the Week for the week of October 2 are, from
at 7 p.m. at Our Saviours Lutheran left to right: Logan Vath, Nora Rude, Kayla Stahosky, Breanna Moran, Brayden Bork, Ben Flaaen, Clara
Weiland, Emma Shofner , Hannah Hoeper, Camden Bredehoft, Will Olson, Emma Berg, and Connor Beighley.

Zumbrota VFW Auxiliary

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 memorabilia, including Civil War items,
different models of telephones,
Zumbrota telephone books dating
back to the 1900s, and items of
Zumbrota advertising. Museum
hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Other hours by appointment (7327049).

History Center


The Pine Island Area History

Centers open hours are Mondays
from 8-11 a.m. and the first Sunday of the month from 1-3:30 p.m.
Please contact us through or by calling 507-356-2802 (history center)
or 507-398-5326 (director).

Brad Wegscheid, Aaron Butcher

exhibit, through Oct. 24.
Wine & Wheel, Fri., Oct. 16, 79:30 p.m.
Mosaic Madness, Sat. Sun.,
Oct. 17-18, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kids in the Mud, Sat., Oct. 17,
10 a.m. to noon.
Wine & Watercolor, Sat., Oct.
17, 7-9:30 p.m.
John Muir: University of the
Wilderness, Sat., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
at the State Theatre
Open Studio, Sun., Oct. 18, noon
to 3 p.m.
Yoga, Tues., Oct. 20, 6:30-7:30
Crossings is located at 320 East
Avenue. Visit www.crossings@ or call 507-7327616.

LEGO Club, Thursday, Octo-

Live Well Goodhue County to host

Healthy Community Forums
What would you do to make it
easier to be active and eat healthy
in your community?
Live Well Goodhue County will
be hosting Healthy Community
Forums in several cities during
the month of October and invite

Peter McWaters

Your local electrician

Zumbrota, MN

Cell 507-208-6000

Not pictured: Mason Counsell. The students were recognized for showing respectful, responsible, and
outstanding behavior.

The Auxiliary meets on Monday, October 19, at 6 p.m. at the

September 16
Stary-Yerka VFW Post 5727.

October 15-21
Thursday: 10:15 a.m. Exercise
Pine Island Moms in Prayer meet
Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. Exercise;
Thursday mornings from 8-9 a.m.
in the library of the Good News 500; Snacks
E-Free Church, 208 North Main
(across from Kwik Trip). Enter Tops Meeting
side door of the church and go
Zumbrota Tops #563 meets evdownstairs. Call 259-8012 or 356- ery Monday night at Our Saviours
4800 for more information.
Lutheran Church. Weigh-in time
is changed to 5:30 p.m. and meetPI Senior Citizens
ing time to 6 p.m. Everyone welThe Senior Citizens meet on come. Questions call 732-7459 or
Wednesday, October 21, at noon 732-4766.
at the handicapped accessible Senior Center for social activities Community Band Practice
following the noon meal. All comThe Zumbrota Community Band
munity seniors 55 and over are practices on Monday nights at 7:30
p.m. in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa
High School music room. VolunToastmasters Meeting
teer musicians are welcome.
The Pine Island Toastmasters
meet at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at St. State Theatre
Paul Lutheran Church. They do
The State Theatre is at 96 East
not meet on holiday weekends: 4th Street in Zumbrota. For inforChristmas, New Years, Easter, mation visit call 507Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor 732-5210.
Day or Thanksgiving.


The Mazeppa Area Historical

Moms In Prayer

Zumbrota Towers Events

The Goodhue Area Historical

Society is closed for the season,
but visitors are welcome by appointment. To arrange a visit, con- VFW/Honor Guard
The VFW and Honor Guard will
tact Ardis Henrichs, 651-9234629; Marie Strusz, 651-923-4302; meet on Tuesday, October 20, at 7
Ray McNamara, 651-923-5117; and 7:30 p.m., respectively, at the
Wanamingo Community Center.
or Roy Buck, 651-923-4388.

Historical Society

ber 15, 7 p.m.

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. During closed hours you can learn
more about the library at http://

Moms in Prayer

Historical Society



communities to learn more about

an exciting grant opportunity. The
county-wide initiative, part of the
Statewide Health Improvement
Program (SHIP) which is supported
by the Minnesota Dept. of Health,
will be offering local communities up to $40,000 through a new
Healthy Communities Grant. The
goal of the grant is to help communities focus on creating sustainable, systemic changes that will
impact the health of their communities within four settings: schools,
workplace wellness, community,
and health care. The forums are
free and open to the public.

5:30-7 p.m., City Hall

Red Wing, Tuesday, October
20, 5:30-7 p.m., Mayo Clinic
Health System
Cannon Falls, Wednesday, October 21, 5:30-7 p.m., City Hall
Zumbrota, Thursday, October
22, 5:30-7 p.m., City Hall
Wanamingo, Monday, October
26, 5:30-7 p.m., Community Center
To learn more about SHIP and
what is possible for your community, go to
To receive funding, a community must recruit a Live Well Team
and submit an application by NoPine Island, Wednesday, Octo- vember 15, 2015. For more inforber 14, 5:30-7 p.m., City Hall
mation about this exciting opporGoodhue, Thursday, October 15, tunity contact David Anderson at
5:30-7 p.m., Third Place
Kenyon, Monday, October 19, or call 651-385-6148.

47427 180th Avenue, Zumbrota
507-732-7792 507-951-1852


2:56 a.m. A male flagged down an

officer. He had had multiple contacts
the past week. The male was being paranoid, thinking the police are after him.
He wanted to make a complaint about
being followed but nothing specific. He
was easily agitated. Likely drug use.
9:20 a.m. An officer unlocked a
10:28 a.m. A report was made of
the theft of a lunch box from a locker
7:53 p.m. A female reported that
someone was yelling at the Armory apartments.
8:38 p.m. A driver was warned for
having a left tail lamp out.
September 17
8:58 a.m. A report was made of a
possible theft from a locker and damage
to a binder.
2:45 p.m. ATI Services reported a
theft from a vehicle.
September 18
2:45 p.m. An officer unlocked a
6:47 p.m. A driver was warned for
speeding 40 mph in a 30 mph zone and
failure to update plates.
9 p.m. A male fell and received a
laceration to his head.
10:45 p.m. A driver was warned for
going 76 mph in a 65 mph zone.
11:59 p.m. A driver was warned for
speeding 40 mph in a 30 mph zone.
September 19
2:19 a.m. A driver was warned for
equipment violation.
2:26 a.m. A driver was given a
citation for driving after revocation and
no proof of insurance.
6:04 p.m. A driver was warned for
speeding 41 mph in a 30 mph zone.
6:53 p.m. A person backed into a
business with a trailer. Due to criminal
activity in the past, the officer stopped
and ID the driver. The male appeared
very nervous and left the area quickly.
7:24 p.m. A driver was cited for
going 75 in a.65 mph zone.
7:50 p.m. A driver was cited for
7:58 p.m. A female reported that
she had to leave her daughters car on
Main Street as it broke down. They wouldl
come back Monday to get it into a shop.
8:03 p.m. An officer assisted the
State Patrol with a forfeiture of drugs
and money on a traffic stop.
11:01 p.m. A driver was warned for
equipment violation.
September 20
12:34 a.m. A driver was warned for
12:58 a.m. A driver was warned for
going 41 mph in a 30 mph zone.
1:07 a.m. A driver was warned for
not stopping for pedestrians in a crosswalk.
11:03 a.m. An officer unlocked a
11:31 a.m. Rochester State Patrol
reported a female driver on northbound
Highway 52 who was all over the road.
7:02 p.m. A driver was cited for
7:22 p.m. A male reported that
survey sticks were missing from his yard.
He thinks that the neighbor hit them
with a weed whip.
8:23 p.m. A driver was stopped for
going 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. The
driver had no proof of insurance. The
officer confirmed with an insurance company. The officer gave the driver a warning for no proof of insurance and speeding.
11:28 p.m. A driver was warned for
11:35 p.m. A driver was warned for
going 77 mph in a 65 mph zone.
11:44 p.m. A driver was warned for
speeding and having an object in the
September 21
12:44 a.m. A male advised that
people were following him everywhere
but would not give anymore details. The
officer advised him that he would escort
him to the golf course. The male appeared to be very upset.
2:56 a.m. A driver was warned for
3 a.m. A driver was cited for going

Wartburg College

Angst of Pine Island was one of
72 Wartburg College students inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma
Honor Society on October 10. Phi
Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest
freshman honor society. Students
must achieve a cumulative GPA
of at least 3.5 and be in the top 20
percent of their class by the end of
their first year to be eligible for

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75 mph in a 65 mph zone.

3:14 a.m. A driver was given a
warning for inattentive driving.
4:47 a.m. A female was having arm
pains, sweating, chills and pain all over.
She had recently stopped taking her
meds for anxiety and high blood pressure.
8:14 a.m. A report was made of a
sexual assault.
5:38 p.m. A female reported that
her neighbor was harassing her children.
5:49 p.m. A report was made of a
male being confrontational with a bartender.
6:01 p.m. A female wanted to talk
to an officer about threats she and her
boyfriend were receiving. The female
stated that she had been followed and
the vehicle was honking and flashing
their lights.
9:41 p.m. A driver was warned for
10:34 p.m. An officer stopped to
talk to a male with a hand injury who
had come from the Guilty Goose and

was behind the laundromat. While the

officer was talking to him he passed out
and vomited. He was transported by
11:37 p.m. an officer assisted the
ambulance with patient care.
September 22
1:08-4:23 a.m. Three drivers were
warned for speeding.
7:40 a.m. A theft of an iPod was
reported. It was later located by the
6:40 p.m. A driver was warned for
going 42 mph in a 30 mph zone.
7:39 p.m. A driver was cited for
8:34 p.m. A driver was warned for
having no headlights on.
8:57 p.m. A report was made that
an elderly neighbor had not been heard
from all day and his paper was still in
the door. The male had fallen and had
been down for an unknown amount of
time. He was transported by ambulance.
11:45 p.m. A driver was warned for
going 40 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Donald Peterson 1929-2015


Peterson, 85, of Pine Island, died
at his home on Friday, October 2,
Donald Melroy Peterson was
born on November 16, 1929, on
the family farm to Adolph and
Hannah (nee Hanson) Peterson.
He attended country school and
helped on the family farm. He

married Betty Krause on October

6, 1949. They would have been
celebrating their 66th wedding
anniversary. They farmed on the
family farm until moving into Pine
Island in 2001, and they ran the
Peterson Hamburger Stand for 14
years. Don enjoyed baking, cooking, dancing, fishing, and cards,
and he loved spending time with
his children, grandchildren and
great grandchildren.
Don is survived by his wife,
Betty; children, Sandra (Greg)
Langley, Gary (Harriet) Peterson,
Mary (Bill) Avery, Stuart Peterson; daughter-in-law, Shirley
Peterson; ten grandchildren and
thirteen great-grandchildren, along
with many nieces, nephews and
Don is preceded in death by his
parents and son, Greg.
A memorial service was held
on Monday, October 12, at Stordahl
Lutheran Church in rural Zumbrota with Pastor Kathy Lowery
officiating. In lieu of flowers,
memorials are preferred to Mayo
Clinic Hospice and Stordahl
Lutheran Church.

Mavis Stewart 1930-2015

PLAINVIEW Mavis (Barth)

Stewart, age 85, of Plainview and
formerly of Pine Island and
Wabasha, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at the home
of her daughter and son-in-law,
Mary and Tim Dee, in rural
Mavis was born July 27, 1930,
in New Haven Township, O lmsted
County, the daughter of C. Lynn
and Marion (Noehl) Barth. She
graduated from Pine Island High
School in 1948. On August 21,
1948, she was united in marriage
to Raymond Stewart at the Church
of St. Michael in Pine Island. Mavis
was employed for 42 years at Security State Bank of Pine Island.
In 1997, Ray and Mavis were honored as Grand Marshals of the Pine
Island Cheese Festival.
Mavis was a member of the
Church of St. Michael, the Pine
Island American Legion Auxiliary, the Pine Island Senior Citi-

ZUMBROTA The date of the
movie Monsters, Inc. to be presented by the Girl Scouts at the
State Theatre was incorrect in last
weeks issue. The free movie will
be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
October 15.

zens, and the Pine Island Historical Center.

She is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Mary and Tim Dee
of Wabasha; five grandchildren,
Joshua (Heather) Streich, Drew
(Laura) Evans, Kalla Evans,
Rodney (Renae) Streich and Travis
Dee; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Raymond; daughter, Kathy Streich; parents, Lynn
and Marion Barth; sister, Eileen
Olson; and brother, Francis Barth.
A memorial mass will be held
on Wednesday, October 14, at 11
a.m. at the Church of St. Michael
in Pine Island with the Reverend
Father Randal Kasel officiating.
Interment will be at a later date in
Pine Island Cemetery. Family and
friends may call at the church on
Wednesday one hour before the
mass. Memorials are preferred to
Mayo Hospice Wabasha Chapter, 1200 5th Grant Blvd. W.,
Wabasha, MN 55981 or to a charity of your choice.

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CHURCH, Belvidere Town Hall, 2
miles north of Bellechester on County
2, Pastor Aaron Witmer, 651-9234240. Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday
School; 11 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Hymn
Sing every fourth Sunday.
ST. MARYS CATHOLIC, Bellechester, Father Paul Kubista. Sunday
mornings: 8:30 a.m. Mass. Tuesday
and Thursday mornings: 8 a.m. Mass.

Goodhue, Father Paul Kubista. Mass
times: Monday and Wednesday, 8
a.m. at Holy Trinity; Tuesday and
Thursday, 8 a.m. at St. Mary; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. At Holy Trinity; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. St. Mary and 10:30
a.m. St. Columbkill.
651-923-4695, Pastor Regina Hassanally. Secretary hours: Monday and
Thursday: 5:15-8:15 p.m.; Tuesday
and Wednesday: 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 18: 9:30 a.m. Worship.
Wed., Oct. 21: 9 a.m. Quilting; 6:30
p.m. Confirmation class.
WELS, 702 Third Ave., Goodhue,
Randall L. Kuznicki, Pastor.

Mazeppa, Alan Horn, Pastor. 8436211, home; 843-5302 work. Bible
class every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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, 8-11
a.m. Website: www.graceLutheran Follow us on Facebook. Sun., Oct. 18: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; Catechism; 10 a.m.
Worship; 11 a.m. Adult Bible class;
7 p.m. Council meeting.
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., Oct.
14: 5-7 p.m. Food shelf open; 6:30
p.m. Session meeting; 7 p.m. Birthday Bingo at Pine Haven Care Center. Thurs., Oct. 15: 9:15 a.m. Food
shelf delivery and restocking of
shelves. Sun., Oct. 18: 9 a.m. Worship. Wed., Oct. 21: 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. Casserole luncheon.

CHURCH, Pine Island, Tim Graham,
Pastor, 507-356-4306, www.corner, ASL Interpretation available. Sun., 9:30 a.m. Sunday School;
10:30 a.m. Worship; 6 p.m. Worship
(most Sundays) Wed., 7 p.m. Prayer
service; Cornerstone Club.

CHURCH, 208 North Main, Pine Island, Eric Johnson, Pastor, (507) 3564834. Email: gnefc@goodnewsefc.
org. Website:
Sundays: 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible class
and childrens Sunday school; 10:30
a.m. Worship; Wednesdays: 6 p.m.
AWANA for grades K-6; 7:30 p.m.
Bible study for all ages.
520 So. Main St., Pine Island, 3568622, email: dashpole@bevcomm.
net, Rev. Dan Ashpole, Pastor. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible class and
Childrens Sunday School; 10:30 a.m.
CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC, 451 5th Street SW, Pine Island,
356-4280, Father Randal Kasel, Pastor. http://www.stpaul
Saturday Mass 5 p.m.; Sunday Mass
10:30 a.m.; Confessions 4:15 p.m.
Saturday; Daily Mass Wednesday
8:30 a.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.; Confessions 8 a.m. Office Hours Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5
p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Mass at
Pine Haven Care Center is the first
Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m.
3rd St. S.W., Box 708, Pine Island,
Audrey Lukasak, interim senior pastor, and Kip A. Groettum, associate
pastor. Email: saint paulpi@yahoo
.com; Web site:
Wed., Oct. 14: 7 p.m. Chancel choir;
8 p.m. Praise team. Sat., Oct. 17: 8
a.m. Mens group breakfast; 5:30 p.m.
Worship with communion. Sun., Oct.
18: 8:15 a.m. Worship with communion; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship; Sunday
School; Handbells; Usher and communion training; 10:30 a.m. Worship
with communion; Sunday School; 4
p.m. Confirmation rehearsal; 6 p.m.
Confirmation banquet. Tues., Oct.
20: 8:30 a.m. Quilting; Staff meeting; 1:30 p.m. Bible study. Wed., Oct.
21: 3:30 p.m. 7-8 grade confirmation; 6 p.m. Adult ed class; 7 p.m.
Chancel choir; 8 p.m. Praise team.
North, PO Box 8, Pine Island, Carolyn Westlake, Pastor; Office hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m.;
Web address:; email: Wed., Oct. 14:
6:30 p.m. Covenant study. Thurs.,
Oct. 15: 10 a.m. Pine Haven Bible
study. Sun., Oct. 18: 8:30 a.m. Fellowship; 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Coffee hour; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School.
Mon., Oct. 19: 3:30 p.m. God and
me. Tues., Oct. 20: 10 a.m. Disciple; 1:30 p.m. Memorial meeting; 7
p.m. Finance. Wed., Oct. 21: 9 a.m.
Better Brew office hours; 3:30 p.m.
Disciple 1; 6 p.m. Meal; 6:30 p.m.
Childrens worship; Covenant study.

Pastor Patrick McBride, 507-8243019. New Life Church meets at 10
a.m. at 525 Beverly Street, Wanamingo. Free nursery for infants
through age three; Sunday School
for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. Small
Group Bible Studies Sunday evenings
at 7 p.m.
Christopher Culuris, Pastor 507-8242155;
Wed., Oct. 14: 2 p.m. Circle hosted
by Jan Forss; 7 p.m. Boards meet; 8
p.m. Planning council. Thurs., Oct.
15: Newsletter deadline; 9 a.m. 1st
call group; 4 p.m. Volunteers to help
with covenant card mailing. Sun., Oct.
18: 9 a.m. Sunday School; Worship
with communion followed by coffee
fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship with

communion at Wanamingo Lutheran;

7 p.m. Youth group meets. Mon.,
Oct. 19: 8:30 a.m. Quilting. Wed.,
Oct. 21: 4:30 p.m. Confirmation.
Wanamingo, MN 55983, Christopher
Culuris, Pastor. Office hours Thursdays 1-3 p.m., 507-824-2410. on
vacation. Pastor Luther Matheson can
be reached at 789-5261 or 789-6770.
Thurs., Oct. 15: Newsletter deadline. Sun., Oct. 18: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship with
communion; 7 p.m. Grades 7-12
Youth group at Trinity. Wed., Oct.
21: 4:30 p.m. Confirmation at Trinity.

and School, WELS, 223 East 5th
Street, Zumbrota, Office 732-5421.
Wayne Schoch, Pastor, 732-4089;
School, Daniel Kell, Principal, 7325367. Wed., Oct. 14: 10 a.m. Chapel;
10:30 a.m. Bible study; 1 p.m. Nursing Home communion; 3:15 p.m.
Junior choir; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation
class; 6 p.m. Bell choir; Power hour;
7 p.m. Church choir. Sun., Oct. 18:
8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Bible study;
Wise Penny annual meeting. Tues.,
Oct. 20: 6 p.m. Outreach board; 7
p.m. Church council. Wed., Oct. 21:
10 a.m. Chapel; 10:30 a.. Bible study;
3:15 p.m. Junior choir; 3:30 p.m.
Confirmation class; 6 p.m. Power
hour; Bell choir; 7 p.m. Church choir.
worship services: 81 West 5th Street,
Zumbrota, 507-732-7438, www.fwc Sunday: 9:30 a.m- Corinthians.
Wednesdays 7 p.m. Interactive Bible
studies, prayer, and counseling.
UCC, 455 East Avenue, Zumbrota;
Rev. Lisa Johnson. Secretarys office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 18: 11
a.m. Worship. Tues., Oct. 20: 6:30
p.m. Council meeting.
a Wesleyan church, 179 W. 3rd St.,
Zumbrota, lighthousecommunityzum, Janet Fischer, Pastor.
Office: 732-5074.
290 South Main Street, Zumbrota.
507-732-5156. Pastor Gary Basinski. Service times: Saturday, 6 p.m.
Eric Westlake, Pastor, 1549 East Avenue, Zumbrota, 732-5449, church
office. Website:
Office hours: Tues., Wed., and Fri.,
8 a.m.-noon. Wed., Oct. 14: 9 a.m.
Womens Bible study; 12:30 p.m. Early
release; 6 p.m. Youth group; 7 p.m.
Bible study. Thurs., Oct. 15: 1 p.m.
Womens Bible study. Sat., Oct. 17:
7 a.m. Mens prayer breakfast. Sun.,
Oct. 18: 8:30 a.m. Prayer time; 9
a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m.
Worship; 7 p.m. Bible study. Mon.,
Oct. 19: Moms in prayer. Wed., Oct.
21: 9 a.m. Womens Bible study; 3:30
p.m. WINGS; Junior youth group; 6
p.m. Youth group; 7 p.m. Bible study.
749 Main St. South, Zumbrota, 7325324, email Pastor Father Randal Kasel, pastor. Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.noon and 1-5 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.noon. http://www.stpaulstmichaelcom.
Mass Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.;
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
Mass at Zumbrota Care Center is
the second Thursday of the month
at 9:15 a.m.
560 W. 3rd St., Zumbrota, 732-7303,
Pastor Marggi Sippola and Youth Director Cindy Wilson. Wed., Oct. 14:
5:30 p.m. Social ministry meeting; 7
p.m. Choir rehearsal; Property management. Thurs., Oct. 15: 2 p.m.
Healing Grace group meeting; 6 p.m.
Jubilee bells rehearsal. Sun., Oct.
18: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship with
3rd grade Bible presentation; 9:15
a.m. PACE; 1:30 p.m. Hay ride; 5
p.m. 10th grade confirmation class;
Youth class. Mon., Oct. 19: VOICE
deadline; 2 p.m. Food shelf open.
Wed., Oct. 21 Confirmation class;
10 a.m. Food shelf open; 6 p.m. All
committee meeting; 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal; Confirmation class 10th grade
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Martin Horn, Pastor. Wed., Oct. 14:
6:30 p.m. Choir at Hauge; 7:30 p.m.
Bible study and prayer at Hauge. Sat.,
Oct. 17: 8 a.m. Mens fellowship
breakfast. Sun., Oct. 18: 9 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School;
5:45 p.m. Youth group. Wed., Oct.
21: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5:15 p.m.
1st year confirmation at Hauge; 6:15
p.m. 2nd year confirmation; 6:30 p.m.
Choir; 7:30 p.m. Bible study and
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nerstrand, Don Kloster pastor, (507) 3342822. Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15
a.m. Coffee hour; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; Confirmation class.

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CHURCHES, Rural Goodhue, County
4 Blvd., Vacancy Pastor Jim Bourman. Grace: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.
Worship; Wednesdays 7 p.m. Worship. Communion on the second and
last Sunday of the month and on
Wednesdays following the second and
last Sunday of the month. St. Johns:
Sundays 9 a.m. Worship. Communion on the second and last Sunday
of the month.
Martin Horn, Pastor. Wed., Oct. 14:
6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:30 p.m. Bible study
and prayer. Thurs., Oct. 15: 6:30
p.m. WMF annual business meeting; 7 p.m. WMF meeting. Sun., Oct.
18: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m.
Coffee time; 10:45 am. Worship with
confirmation; 5:45 p.m. Youth group
at Emmanuel. Mon., Oct. 19: 7 p.m.
Dorcas circle at Lucy Boyums. Wed.,
Oct. 21: 3:15 p.m. Overcomers; 5:15
p.m. 1st year confirmation; 6:15 p.m.
2nd year confirmation at Emmanuel;
6:30 p.m. Choir at Emmanuel; 7:30
p.m. Bible study and prayer at Emmanuel.
Hay Creek (LCMS), 24686 Old Church
Road. Pastor Lowell Sorenson, 651388-4577. Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday
School; Bible class; 9;45 a.m. Fellowship time; 10 a.m. Worship.
LANDS LUTHERAN, 16640 Highway.
60 Blvd., Zumbrota, MN 55992-5105.
Zumbrota. Pastor: David Krinke. Youth
and family facilitator: Ashley Corbett.
Wed., Oct. 14: 7 a.m. Youth breakfast at Bridgets with Ashley; 9 a.m.
Coffee and conversation. Thurs., Oct.
15: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quilters; 6 p.m.
Property meeting; 7 p.m. Praise practice. Sun., Oct. 18: 7:30 a.m. Praise
practice; 8:30 a.m. Praise worship
with communion; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 9:45 a.m. Visitation team
meets; 10:30 a.m. Worship with communion. Tues., Oct. 20: 11 a.m. Text
study; 7 p.m. Spiritual guidance. Wed.,
Oct. 21: 7:15 a.m. Breakfast at
Bridgets; 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation; 6:15 p.m. Confirmation and
worship; 7 p.m. Youth group; Adult
County 50 Blvd. Rev. Hannah Bergstrom de Leon, Pastor. 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Sun.,
Oct. 18: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30
a.m. Worship.
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

Minneola Township, County Road 7,
rural Zumbrota, Randall Kuznicki,
ST. PETER LUTHERAN, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Belvidere, 28961 365th St., Goodhue,
MN 55027-8515, Dr. Scott T. Fiege,
Pastor. Sun., Oct. 18: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship
with communion.
STORDAHL LUTHERAN, ELCA, Rural Zumbrota. Church: (507) 732-5711,
Kathy Lowery, Pastor, Home 507271-5711. Sun., Oct. 18: 9 a.m. confirmation; 10:30 a.m. Worship with
communion. Tues., Oct. 20: 11 a.m.
Text study.
9 Blvd., Cannon Falls, MN 55009.

Church: 507-263-5544; Pastor Andrew Yackle. Wed., Oct. 14: 1 p.m.

WELCA Bible study at Twin Rivers.
Sun., Oct. 18: 9:15 a.m. Sunday
School; Youth forum; 10:30 a.m.
Communion worship; 11:30 a.m. Presentation of Music of Martin Luther.
Mon., Oct. 19: 6:30 p.m. Council.
Tues., Oct. 20: 6 a.m. Mens Bible
study. Wed., Oct. 21: 6:30 p.m. Affirmation class.
LCMC 34289 County 24 Blvd., Cannon Falls, Curtis Fox, Pastor, 507663-9060; Linda Flom, Visitation Minister, 263-5613. Sundays 9 a.m.
Worship. Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Bible
study; 7 p.m. Blue grass jam.
CHRIST, 23148 County Highway 24,
West Concord (Berne), 507/527-2622.
Rev. Victor Jortack, Pastor.


Pine Island
PI School District must consider new ZED facility in December
By Alice Duschanek-Myers
discussed the Zumbro Education
Districts (ZED) needs to build a
new facility with the Pine Island
School Board on October 8. Prigge
is a Byron School Board representative for the ZED. He said the
member districts (Blooming Prairie, Byron, Hayfield, KassonMantorville, Pine Island,
Stewartville, and Triton) must vote
on building a new facility and the
location of the new building in
December 2015.
He recounted his experience
attending the graduation ceremo-

nies for fourteen students attending ZED and the Alternative Learning Center (ALC). The students
had many challenges and overcame difficulties to graduate. He
said, ZED is their last educational
opportunity. Most will not go to
college or find other training. We
help them academically, but do
nothing to prepare them beyond
Prigge said some become a liability to the community, and that
it is a pay it now, pay it later
situation. The students at ZED have
been bullied in regular school, or
have physical, emotional, or other

Pine Island High School

graduation day is changed
By Alice Duschanek-Myers
8, the Pine Island School Board
approved changes to the 2015-16
school calendar. The last day of
school for students was changed
to Friday, May 27, 2016. Graduation was changed to Sunday, May
29, 2016 at 2 p.m.
The early end of the year will
allow the district to close the grades
5-12 building for construction.
There will be no access to the building all summer, and the campus
will be closed. Some summer activities will be scheduled using
the preK-4 building and facilities.
The board is discussing use of
the fitness center/weight room.
More information will be available about the building closing and
activities at a later date.

music students in grades 10-12

take a trip. The trip is planned for
March 27 through March 31, 2017.
Historically, other district students
do not attend school during the
absence of the students on the trip.
On the proposed calendar:
Spring break is scheduled on
April 14, 2017.
Students in grades 7-12 will
start school on September 6, 2016.
Students in grades K-6 will
start on September 9, 2016.
June 8, 2017 will be the last
day of school for students.
The 2017 graduation ceremony
is scheduled for Sunday, June 11,
at 2 p.m.
The school board tabled approving the 2016-17 calendar to discuss options for students on the
spring music trip and potentially
Proposed 2016-17 calendar
ending the school earlier in June
The board discussed a 2016-17 2017.
school calendar. Every three years

limitations. A new facility would

enable training in agriculture or
other trades to prepare students
for employment like other students
attending in their districts. We
have not offered the broad education to prepare them for a successful life, he said.
Previously, the ZED Board offered four options to the seven
members as possible solutions for
the students and to expand curriculum. Prigge said the board realized it was better to go talk with
the school boards and get their
questions addressed. The superintendents of the seven schools
are meeting with ZED to find a
solution and discuss programs,
costs, and what the districts could
The costs were $10 million if
ZED used the Byron Community
Education Center (BCEC), or $17
million for a facility that should
meet students needs for 15-20
years. Now, the BCEC is off the
table. It will be used if there is
overflow in kindergarten or to
address other future Byron School
District and community needs.
Prigge said, From meeting with
the superintendents $13.1 million
was identified as the upper level
the districts can afford. The districts might be able to use the lease
levy. Lease levies allow adjustment for pupil weighting to increase revenue for limited uses,
like property acquisition for joint,
inter-district programs or expansion. Currently, ZED does not
have a specific weighting formula
ready for the districts to consider.
Prigge said, Triton has maxed
out its lease levy for the next ten

Science students plan trip to Wolf Ridge

Environmental Learning Center
By Alice Duschanek-Myers
8, the Pine Island School Board
approved the Advanced Placement
environmental science and Roots
and Shoots club field trip to Wolf
Ridge Environmental Learning
Center in Finland, Minnesota, on
February 12-14, 2016. The students will participate in classes
and activities there tied to the academic standards.
Teacher Megan Schimek and
another staff member plan to go
with 25 students. The cost of the
trip is $225 per student. The students will raise funds for the trip.
On their way to Wolf Ridge,
the group will stop at Chilly Dogs
Sled Dog Trips in Ely. There they
will learn about mushing, interact
with sled dogs, and go on a
dogsledding adventure.

tronic. There was one emergency

with a student needing an Epipen. Pokrandt is training staff for
field trips, and the policies for field
trips will soon be updated.
Principal Hansens report

PreK-4 principal Cindy Hansen

reported on the 2015-16 Worlds
Best Workforce plan. This year
there are plans to increase contact
with daycares and preschools to
have all children ready for kindergarten. There are more trained
reading specialists at all grades.
There is a full-time reading specialist from Minnesota Reading
Corps in the elementary. Hansen
also plans on working with students. This should raise the number of students reading at grade
Safety nets incorporated in the
interventions from ADSIS (Alternative Delivery of Supplemental
Instructional Services) will assist
to close the achievement gap. The
ADSIS grant funded three interventionists in grades 5-12.
Ramp Up for (Career/College)
Readiness was expanded to grades
9-12 this year. The district is also
planning to expand the Alternative Learning Program (ALP).

The board accepted donations

IBM employees Eric Barsness,
Chris Cain, Sheri French, Skye
Harney, Michael Heiling, Jen
Kramer, Rafal Konik, Joel Owen,
Dan Weber, and April Bailey
The John Champa family
fitness center weights (olympic
plates and dumbbell sets)
Principal Hortons report
John Stapleton Tackle CanGrades 5-12 principal Jeff
cer Campaign donation of $330.44 Horton said there are six or seven
Health office report
juniors and a few seniors interSchool nurse Kim Pokrandt pre- ested in serving as student school
sented a summary of health office board representatives. They will
activity since the start of school. be interviewed by the board. He is
Updates for student files and dis- working with student council
trict health data have been reen- members on following procedures
tered in Skyward. There are 125 because they want more student
emergency care plans in the dis- voice. Other students see them as
trict. There are 113 medications their voice.
administered to students. There
The district is working on ways
have been 734 visits to the health to reduce paper use and protect
office since the first day of school. data privacy when printing.
490 doses of medications were Budget
administered to students by OctoTodd Netzke of School Manber 7. All records are now elec- agement Solutions presented an

overview of the budget. He said

22.2% of revenues have been collected, compared to 23.9% at this
time last year. State aid is coming
into the district as expected. It was
projected that 14.3% of salaries
would be paid out. Currently, 14%
of the budget for salaries has actually been spent, compared to 16.6%
last year.
Other business

The 2015 graduation goal was

95%. 98% of the seniors in 2015
graduated from high school.
The school board approved entering into the Olmsted County
Childrens Collaborative Interagency Agreement. As the collaborative evolves, it will provide
advice on the planning and coordination of family services and
childrens mental health services.
The board awarded the bid for
Phase II of the Fire Protection
Project to the lowest bidder, Olympic Fire and Protection. Olympic
submitted a bid of $339,950.
The board approved signing an
agreement with Elk Farm Four LLC
for an easement through their property connecting the Douglas Trail
to the PreK-4 property. The connection runs parallel to 125th Street.
Taylor Bauman is resigning as
the technology director. The board
approved paying Aaron Bergstrahl
$10,000 per year to monitor the
network remotely from home, and
Ryan Earl to continue his work in
the technology department.
Superintendent Tammy BergBeniak reported that Education
Week is November 16-20. The
board will host the annual ice cream
social for staff.
On Veterans Day, November
11, there will be a program at 10
a.m. at the elementary school building. There will be a presentation
and reception at the grades 5-12

Pine Island class of 1960 reunites

ROCHESTER The Pine Island High School class of 1960 members and spouses met in Rochester at the
Centerstone Plaza Hotel banquet room for dinner and an evening of socialization on Saturday, September
19. On Sunday, September 20, they gathered at the home of Duane and June Andrist for a potluck lunch and
more visiting. Front row, from left to right: Diane (Stromback) Mork, Lois (Yennie) Scripture, and Russ
Hanson; middle row: Duane Andrist, Judy (Andrist) Kemper, Jackie (Fox) Schacht, Diane (Schlaeppi)
OShaughnessy, Janice (Kihlgren) Bruce, Betty (Weis) Engen, and Neletta (Trelstad)Harper; back row:
Dennis Kottke, Sharon (Stolp) Briest, LaVonne (Kundert) Salley, Jack Hoeft, Verona (Borgschatz) Prigge, Ken
Harper, and Louise (Buhler) Wobig. Also attending, but not pictured: Shari (Sheppard) Archer, Joe Andrist,
Josephine (Struckmann) Lopez, Karyl Dean Olson, and Caryl Thayer. Attendees came from Arkansas,
California, Texas, and Minnesota.

years. The six other districts would

pay more up front and Triton would
pay more at the end (of ten years).
He told the school board that all
seven districts have growth, which
means more residential population, and Destination Medical
Center will impact the communities.
Triton and Blooming Prairie
currently use ZED above their
portion of costs with the current
formula. This might be adjusted.
The most likely sites for a building are Byron or Kasson. Kasson

has land, and ZED is interested in

land south of the ALC in Byron
for the new building. However,
the location will be up to the districts.
Superintendent Tammy BergBeniak said that Pine Island would
have added costs transporting students to Kasson. This would also
affect other districts. We have to
know the real costs of Triton not
paying for ten years, she said.
Board chairman John Champa
said, Our citizens will need more
details about this. He said resi-

dents will need to know a formula

for participation, the location,
operations costs with charge-backs,
financial information without Triton for the first ten years, and details about staff at the facility.
April Bailey said, What will it
cost? We need to know what it
will cost us.
Rob Warneke said the Pine Island School Board will take the
information to the Community
Planning Team (CPT) to get their
objective feedback.

Winter athletic coaches approved

By Alice Duschanek-Myers
8, the Pine Island School Board
approved the winter athletic
coaches and salaries recommended
by activities director Craig Anderson.
The coaching staff approved for
boys basketball are: Jim McNamara, head coach (Step 4+
$4,807); Tyler Baker, junior varsity (Step 4+ $3,344); Jim Fall,
assistant (Booster Club); to be
determined, C team; Wyatt Nelson,

junior high (Step 2 $1,881); and

to be determined, another junior
high coach.
The girls basketball coaches
approved are: Scott Miller, head
coach (4+ $4,807); Andy
Bromeling, junior varsity (4+
$3,344); Joel Owen, C team (4
$3,344); Jay Wobig, eighth grade
(4+ $2,090); and Jeff Newton,
seventh grade (4+ $2,090).
The gymnastics coaches approved are: Chris Templeton, head
coach (4+ $4,807); Melissa

Thomforde, assistant (4+ $3,344);

Chelsea Bertsinger, junior varsity
(3 $2,926); and volunteers,
Karizma Maxson and Ashley Thompson.
The coaching staff approved for
wrestling are: Don McPhail, head
coach (4+ $4,807); Bill Frame,
assistant coach (4+ $3,344); Dave
Olson, junior varsity coach (2
$2,926); and Daren Wingert, junior high (3 $1,881).
The fitness center and weight
training coach this winter is Peter
Johnson ($2,500).

The secret life of manure

By Bill Thompson
Zumbro Watershed Partnership
Unless youre a livestock farmer,
you probably dont spend much
time thinking about manure. But
these days, manure is both an economical fertilizer resource, and a
material that can pollute area waterways and groundwater resources. We hear in the news about
fish kills when manure accidentally flows into rivers and lakes.
So how do we keep our rivers and
groundwater clean while using
manure fertilizer in Minnesota?
Animal manures from agricultural livestock operations include
the animal wastes (urine, feces),
along with bedding, feed spillage,
and water/wastewater for those
liquid systems. Depending upon
the operation, this can add up to
large quantities of manure produced every day on the average
farm with animals.
The goal is to return the nutrients (especially nitrogen and phosphorus) in the manure back to the
land. One method can be described
as let the animals haul their own.
An example is pasture systems,
such as grazing areas, which are
rotated around a farm, zone-byzone. Dairy farmers using this
method time their rotation based
on herd size and pasture forage
quantity/quality. Cow-calf beef
operations on pasture would be
another example of this approach.
But, if the farm has livestock
such as hogs or dairy cows in confined areas, operators often need
to collect and store six months
worth of manure before they can
apply it properly to crop fields.
Most swine facilities in our southern Minnesota region have manure pits, which allow for manure
storage, when the manure drops
through slatted floors. Common
dairy barn setups have a variety of
techniques for manure management, including floor gutters and
scraping systems, with manure
routed to tanks or basins for storage. For some other operations,
dry manure is stockpiled in a safe
location for field application following harvest.
Manure as a resource

Farmers need to be careful about

how they apply manure to their
cropland. These days, manure fertilizer is an economical way of
fertilizing a field. In other words,
there is an economic incentive for
the producer to apply the manure
efficiently and at proper rates. In
some cases, farmers hire a licensed
manure handler to transport and
apply manure to their fields.
Many crop and animal farms in
our region will use both manure
and commercial fertilizer in their
operations. The basic difference
is that while manures are utilized
on-farm nutrients with significant
application costs, commercial fertilizers are purchased inputs on a
per unit cost basis, plus an application fee. Manure not only fertilizes a field, it also adds organic
matter to the soil and improves
soil health. Heathier soil with more
organic material in it can absorb
more rainwater, resist erosion better, and allow crop roots to grow
more deeply into the soil. More
information today points to the
need to improve overall soil health,
and increasing the organic matter
in a soil is one important way to
accomplish that.
Manure used to be seen as a
waste product, like something to
just get rid of, said Olmsted
County feedlot technician Martin
Larsen. But now we view it as a
crop nutrient. If you manage your
manure well, you can get a lot of
value out of it.

Livestock operators who keep animals in enclosures need to collect

manure, bedding, and feed, and properly apply them to crop fields as
fertilizer. If manure isnt managed properly, it can run off and pollute
waterways. (Photo source: USDA NRCS).
Manure as a pollutant

While manure is an important

resource for farmers, it can also
become a serious water pollutant
if not managed properly. The State
of Minnesota, and most counties,
have rules that require manure
management which prevents water pollution. Farmers are to follow the maximum nutrient rate
limits, and follow setback distances
from streams, tile intakes, and
ditches. And most facilities are
testing their manure for both nitrogen and phosphorus levels.
Manure that ends up in a stream
can reduce the dissolved oxygen
to levels that result in a fish kill.
To obtain the correct rate of
application, farmers also need to
calibrate their manure spreaders
or applicators, so they dont apply too much manure to a field.
Most fertilizer pollution problems
come from putting too much fertilizer on a field, or applying it at
the wrong time, like just before a
big rainstorm or when it is prone
to leaching.
Most farmers do as good a job
as they can to manage their manure, given their farmland and resources, said Larsen. The biggest problem we see with manure
is making sure a producer has a
place to apply it without adding
too much phosphorus to the soil.
According to Larsen, in a longtime livestock operation, a farmer
wants to make sure that hes not
applying too much manure within
300 feet of a lake or waterway. If
phosphorus levels get too high,
some of that fertilizer can wash

into waterways during rainstorms

and cause a pollution problem.
Some farmers, like Duane
Alberts, who operates a dairy farm
near Pine Island, apply liquid
manure. To maintain the nutrient
value of liquid manure, and to reduce odors, he injects manure
into a cut furrow, where it is incorporated with some type of tillage tool, like a disk.
Injecting manure prevents the
nitrogen from evaporating off into
the atmosphere and eliminates
odor, said Alberts. Livestock
manure is a very bulky product
and is supplied to the toolbar
through the dragline hose, which
greatly reduces soil compaction.
Incorporating manure into the
soil also reduces the likelihood of
manure runoff with a rainstorm
event. The over-application of liquid manure, in a field with buried
tiles for drainage, can result in
manure being discharged into
ditches and streams via the tile.
Farmers must find the right soil
conditions, watch the weather,
consider using some pre-tillage
to improve binding to the soil, and
systemsall at once.
As you can see, this balancing
act requires a high level of planning and management. Farmers
and other landowners who want
to learn more about how to manage manure for higher profits and
cleaner waterways should contact
their county conservation staff at
the Soil and Water Conservation
District and Natural Resources
Conservation Service office.


The City of Pine Island would like to inform the residents that it
is again time for the Water Main Flushing. This is part of the Water
Works overall water main maintenance program, which helps us
meet the commitment of providing you the best drinking water

The flushing will begin on Monday, October 12 and

continue through Friday, October 16, 2015 or until done
You may experience a temporary decrease in water pressure and
temporary occurrences of discolored water when the hydrants are
being flushed in your area. If you notice any discoloration, please
refrain from using the water for a short time, especially your hot
water. Check to make sure the water is clear before beginning any
We appreciate your patience and your comments. If you would like
additional information about this program, or any other waterrelated issue, please contact:

Pine Island Public Works

at 507-356-4390 or
Pine Island City Hall at 507-356-4591


Workout 24/7 opens at new location

Kenyon-Wanamingo sopranos, from left to right, Taylor Helland, Kadey Seeger, Kalley Seeger, Ashlee
Blastervold, and Kira Quam are lined up and ready to sing at Target Field.

KW vocalists perform at Target Field

September 22, forty KenyonWanamingo High School choir
members performed the national
anthem at Target Field in Minneapolis in a massed chorus of 700
singers as part of Choir Night at
the Twins. Musicians from over
a dozen schools in the area joined
together to create an enormous wall
of sound before the baseball game.
After performing the Star

Spangled Banner, the KW students enjoyed cheering on the

Twins toward their victory over
the Cleveland Indians. KW Middle/
High School choir director
Stephanie Schumacher said, It
was a thrilling experience to stand
on the field just feet away from
the players and to join in song
with so many other musicians. We
hope to make this a new KW choir

Other traditional events the KW

music department will be involved
in include: The HVL All-Conference Honors Band and Choir Concert on November 2 at 7 p.m. at
Lake City High School; the KW
Middle School band and choir
concert on November 19 at 7 p.m.
at the auditorium in Kenyon; and
the KW High School band and
choir concert on December 14 at
7 p.m. at the auditorium in Kenyon.

Kenyon-Wanamingo School reviews

bids and enrollment numbers
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
KENYON The KenyonWanamingo School Board reviewed quotes for snow removal
for the 2015-16 school year on
September 28. The bid specifications were advertised for two
weeks. Only one bid was received.
The board accepted that bid after
lengthy discussion.
The bid specs called for snow
plow and/or removal of snow from
the school parking lot in Kenyon,
the parking lot in Wanamingo and
for the sidewalk in front of the
school in Wanamingo.
Zumbro Valley Landscaping
submitted a bid of $85 per hour
for the parking lots and a season
price of $7,500 for the pedestrian
walkways at the elementary school
site. As an alternative, ZVL gave
the option of locking in those prices
for a three-year contact.
Board member Debb Paquin was
concerned that other businesses
missed the bid deadline, as the
district has received more bids in
the past. She recommended the
bid process be reopened since only
one bid was received by the deadline day. Greg Dotson said that
would give an unfair advantage to
additional bidders, as ZVLs bid
was now public.
A motion to approve a threeyear snow removal contract with
ZVL carried 7-0.

Enrollment down from last year

The district enrollment is down

to 794. It was 830 at the end of
September last year. Superintendent Jeff Pesta said two anomalies are seen in the kindergarten
and first grade classes, with both
grades at 49 students as of September 22. Pesta noted they numbers for these classes was low in
the district census as well.
Pesta also said KW was unaware
that some parents open enrolled
their students in other districts, as
they had not completed the necessary paperwork by the deadline
date. This is problematic as the
district uses the enrollment numbers to determine the number of
teachers they need to have. If teachers are hired to meet student counts,
and those student do not show up,
the district is out financially. The
official count day is October 1.
Those numbers will be used to
establish head counts for the year
for funding.
Todd Netzke of School Management Services, who serves as
the districts financial manager,
said there is concern about the
enrollment numbers and that the
coming year will be a tough year
financially. Pesta said the district
fortunately has some reserves, otherwise the situation for the district could be dire.

levy payable in 2016. It was recommended the board approve the

levy at the maximum allowed,
$2,494,582.62. This amount reflects a 2.39% or $61,116 decrease
from the previous year. A motion
to approve carried.
As required by law, the City of
Kenyon submitted a copy of the
2014 Tax Increment Finance annual disclosure statement to the
school district for their review.
The form outlined the tax capacity for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and
Redevelopment Authority.
The food service contract between Taher, Inc. and the district
was approved. The agreement is
effective until June 30, 2016. A
motion to approve the contract
renewal carried.
A donation from the family of
Craig Vangsness was accepted.
With this, $1,000 will be donated
to the Wrestling Boosters and
$1,000 to the Football Boosters.
Upcoming meetings

The next regular school board

meeting will be Monday, October
26, at 7 p.m. in the middle/high
school media center conference
room in Kenyon.
The Truth in Taxation public
meeting is scheduled for Monday,
November 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the
elementary school media center
Other business
in Wanamingo. The regular school
The board reviewed the limita- board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
tion and certifications for the 2015

Space opens in Wanamingo

Medical Facility on Main Street
By Alicia Hunt-Welch

Wanamingo Economic Development Authority met on October 5
to approve the termination of the
rental contract between Burdick
Fitness, LLC (owner Katie
(Burdick) Peterson) and the city.
Peterson had been renting the back
suite in the Wanamingo Medical
Facility building since July 2010

doing business as Workout 24/7

of Wanamingo and Personal Training with KT. Peterson requested
to be released from the lease to
move into another building. A
motion to approve by Ryan
Holmes, seconded by Brian
Gudknecht, carried. Peterson vacated the space on September 30.
The 1,328 square foot vacant
suite is available for immediate

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squads and meet people. Mayor

Holmes would like to see more
deputies doing business checks,
to make sure doors are locked at
night and buildings are secure.
Councilor Todd Kyllo said he
understands why the county rotates deputies, but that it doesnt
necessarily work for Wanamingo
since the deputies do not know all
the nooks and crannies of town
and dont fully understand where
areas of concern are. Holmes said
he would like to feel Wanamingo
is getting community policing
rather than the sense that the deputies are just passing through. He
also had concerns that rotating
unfamiliar deputies does not work
as efficiently with the Wanamingo
Fire Department and First Responders on calls.
McNurlin said they will look at
ways to better facilitate communication between GCSO and the
city. He also said public meetings
could be held with deputies, as
they were in the past, for citizens
to express concerns and hear input. City administrator Michael

Boulton suggested that deputies

could attend a Wanamingo Commercial Club meeting to meet area
business owners.
The sheriff also said there is a
delicate balance between community policing and being overzealous. Many young new deputies
can be focused on finding something wrong, and not on building
relationships. McNurlin said sometimes their superiors need to knock
the starch out of them to get them
more grounded. Citizens and council members should not be afraid
to contact him with any concerns
in order to address problems.
Although the GCSO officials
were open to hearing the concerns
of councilors, they did not offer to
change the policing structure.
After discussions, a motion was
made by Jennifer Berquam, seconded by VanDeWalker, to approve and renew the policing contract for January 1, 2016, through
December 31, 2018. The motion
carried 4-1, with Berquam,
VanDeWalker, Holmes, and Stuart
Ohr in favor, and Kyllo opposed.

rental. Additional space may be

available as well with advance
notice. For more information contact city hall at 507-824-2477.
The EDA directors also briefly
discussed the city land for sale on
the west side of Mill Street. The
0.382 acre plat, measuring 16,647
square feet in size, was declared
available in August. The land is
zoned industrial and is ideal for
commercial development.

Photo by Alicia Hunt-Welch

Wanamingo Workout 24/7 owner Katie Peterson gets help on October 1

from her husband Corey and children Gavin and Gracie in opening the
new gym site on Main Street.

include yoga, muscle tone, boot

camp, and AOA (Active Older
Several types of membership
options for the gym are available,
including singles, couples and family memberships; some with
month-to-month no-contract terms,
and 3-, 6-, 12-, and 18-month
membership options. She also offers military and corporate discounts with no enrollment fee.
Clients who purchase a membership can use either the gym in
Wanamingo or the Kenyon gym
at 611 2nd Street for no additional
cost. Peterson said, A lot of our
members use this too and really

enjoy it!
Peterson, a busy mother of two
toddlers, has a masters degree in
exercise science and health promotion, a bachelors in dietetics,
and she is certified by NETA (National Education Training Centers)
as a personal trainer and by NASM
(National Academy of Sports
Medicine) as a youth exercise specialist. Peterson has four other fitness experts working with her: Tina
Leininger, Katie Button-Swenson,
Caitlin Summers, and Chersten
For more information visit,
email, or
call 507-990-3844.

Wanamingo adopts assessments

for Industrial Park street addition
By Alicia Hunt-Welch
street extension and infrastructure
improvements completed on Third
Avenue in the Cenex 4 Addition
of the Industrial Park, the
Wanamingo City Council approved final assessments to benefiting parcels on October 5. Now
the parcels of land for commercial use will be available for sale
and future development.
The action approved assessments per parcel, ranging in cost
from $117,649 to $160,000 based
on the land size. The project cost
was $535,000. Of that amount,
$520,000 is being assessed.
The city qualified for a state
Department of Employment and
Economic Development (DEED)
grant and was awarded $250,000
to help finance a portion of the
infrastructure work for the project.
With the project work and the assessments completed, city administrator Michael Boulton will submit the citys request for reimbursement from DEED.
Well house work

City engineer Brandon Theobald

recommended that the council
approve a final pay request to TJs
Trucking & Excavating, Inc. for
painting of the citys two well
houses. The project was completed
in 2014 but the painting did not
meet the engineers expectations
for quality. The city retained a
percentage of the total owed until
the inside of the well house could
be repainted and show durability.
A motion to approve final payWANAMINGO

The ment of $4,366.65 to the company

Wanamingo Fire Department and carried.
First Responders responded to the
following calls during the month
of September:
Five medical calls in the City of
One motor vehicle accident in
the City of Wanamingo
Two medical calls in Leon
Two medical calls on Cherry
Grove Township

Wanamingo Fire
& Rescue report

Highway snow removal contract

month he and co-worker Brad

Kennedy mowed grass, swept
streets of debris, trimmed trees,
and prepared the leaf vacuum
machine. A crushed tile line was
found in the storm drain on 5th
Street East, and they are unsure of
the obstruction causing the problem. The cutter head on the sewer
jetter line was worn down and replaced. Overall, the maintenance
staff is preparing for winter. A
brake line on the pay loader was
fixed, as was the snow plow blade
for the front pay loader. The speed
Policy changes
bumps were removed from 2nd
The council reviewed recom- Avenue.
mendations for a new cell phone Other business
policy and revisions to the perThe council approved certifysonnel policy. The city is paying ing delinquent utility bills on propfor a phone land line at the pool erty taxes. Two properties had
and several cell phones for staff. delinquent accounts. Both will be
Boulton proposed cancelling those certified with the county auditor/
plans and compensating staff with treasurer for collection with real
a set amount for use on their per- estate taxes in 2016.
sonal mobile phones. Mayor Ryan
The second reading of amended
Holmes and city staff developed a ordinance #170, relating to allcell phone policy. After recom- terrain vehicles, was approved
mended changes by the council, it following a public hearing. No
was approved.
comments from the public were
The insurance section of the made on the issue. The changes
personnel policy currently does pertained to descriptions of ATVs
not cover dependents. Boulton said as described by the state code.
adding the option to cover depenBuilding permits were approved
dents could be an incentive for for George/Megan Pearson for repeople to apply for a job with the roofing; Jake McBroom for gacity. The council approved policy rage re-siding; Carroll Olson for
language changes and having the garage re-roofing; Cheryl
city pay a portion of a dependents McWaters for re-roofing; Jesse
monthly insurance premium. Steberg for new home construcChanges take effect in January tion; and Ethan Lunde for a new
Public Works report
The next regular council meetMaintenance worker Monty ing will be on Monday, NovemSchaefer said that during the past ber 16, at 7 p.m. at city hall.
The council approved a cooperative snow removal agreement
for Highway 57 within Wanamingo
city limits submitted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The city would be responsible for making sure snow is
cleared from Main Street a distance of 0.27 miles from Railway Street to 5th Street. MnDOT
agrees to pay the city $125 per
hour for a snow blower and a pay
loader/grader to clear and dispose
of snow on Main Street.

Rapp Land
Surveying, Inc.
David G. Rapp

GPS Technology and

Engineering Services available

Wanamingo class holds 55-year reunion

45967 Hwy. 56 Blvd., Kenyon, MN 55946

WANAMINGO The Wanamingo High School class of 1960 met for its 55-year reunion at JBs Tavern in
Wanamingo on September 11. Front row, seated, are: Gary Shelstad, Virginia (Thompson) Clark, Joanne
Flaten, and Sandra (Fredrickson) Vold; middle row: LeRoy Quam, Gary Hokanson, Howard Myran, Marilyn
(Gronseth) Freiheit, Doris (Jonas) Hansen, Helen (Opsahl) Bicknese, Jeannette (Nerison) Anderson, Marcelle
(Greseth) Cooper, Irene (Romo) Smith, and Gale Blakstad; back row: Sue (Swanson) Lunde, Mark Hoven, Bob
Gudknecht, Bruce Sevareid, Bob Grendahl, and Carl Beckstrom.

Cell: 612-532-1263

By Alicia Hunt-Welch
1, the Wanamingo Workout 24/7
gym officially opened at its new
location. They didnt move far
just across Main Street. The new
location will allow owner Katie
Peterson to expand services. She
will host a grand opening on October 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
to celebrate the new space and the
ten-year anniversary of PT with
For many years the gym has
been open in the Wanamingo
Medical Building. On September
28, the gym closed for three days
to move equipment to its new location. Workout 24/7 is now located at 216 Main Street, in the
old hardware store, between the
post office and All the Buzz hair
salon. In a message to members
Peterson said, We are going to
try making the move as smooth as
possible. Thank you so much for
being part of our gym community. We hope we can make it even
better for you as we continue to
grow as a business!
This year Peterson celebrates
ten years in business as Personal
Training with KT. In addition to a
workout studio in Rochester by
Crossroads Shopping Center (by
appointment only), five years ago
she acquired the Workout 24/7 gym
in Wanamingo. In the years following she also opened a gym in
Kenyon. Peterson has always offered her personal training services
and nutrition education programs
to members for an additional
After five years in the
Wanamingo Medical Building, the
gym began to outgrow the space.
Peterson said, We definitely
needed more space and wanted to
be able to offer classes, tanning,
and massage therapy to make it
a more of a well-rounded gym.
The new 4,000 square foot
Wanamingo gym will have group
fitness classes on site. A few new
pieces of cardio equipment have
been acquired. The new gym has
two showers, a massage therapy
room, and in 2016 a tanning bed
will be added to the offerings. She
is currently looking for a massage
therapist to work in the space.
Classes at the Wanamingo gym


Area Sports
ZMKW runners preview the
Section 1AA course at Owatonna
By Faye Haugen
OWATONNA - The ZumbrotaMazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo
cross country team got a preview
of the Section 1AA course when
the Ev Berg Invitational was run
Tuesday at Brooktree Golf Course
in Owatonna.
ZMKW will host the HVL meet
in Tuesday at the Zumbrota Golf
Club beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Varsity girls
The Cougar girls placed 11th in
the 12-team meet with 258 points.
Eastview won the meet with a low
score of 64 points.
Skyler Jacobson led ZMKW,
placing 27th in 20:39. She was
followed by Lauren Berg, 42nd,
Tess Hokanson, 54th, Haley Ellingson, 66th, Sophie Holm, 69th,
Maddie Patterson, 70th, and Grace
Beebe, 80th.

Emma Christensen of John with 316 points.

Marshall was the medalist in 17:56.
Ben Bohn led ZMKW, placing
Eastview 64, Rosemount 71, Mankato 38th in 17:36. He was followed
West 92, Rochester Century 118, by Aaron Grove, 63rd, Cole HaAustin 140, Winona 160, Northfield ferman, 70th, Ben Erickson, 71st,
168, Owatonna 199, Rochester John Willy Heitmann, 74th, Corbin
Marshall 205, Rochester Mayo 243, Avery, 75th, and John Nelson, 76th.
Z u m b r ot a - M a z e p p a / K e n y o n Chad Couser of Mayo was the
Wanamingo 258, Albert Lea 328
in 15:55.
Medalist - Emma Christensen, JM,

Rochester Century 47, Rosemount

59, Rochester Mayo 74, Winona 120,
Albert Lea 143, Northfield 147,
Owatonna 166, Rochester John
Marshall 215, Mankato West 217,
Austin 247, Zumbrota-Mazeppa/
Kenyon-Wanamingo 316
Medalist - Chad Couser, Mayo, 15:55
38. Ben Bohn (ZMKW) 17:36; 63. Aaron
Varsity boys
Grove (ZMKW) 18:30; 70. Cole Haferman
Rochester Century captured the (ZMKW) 19:42; 71. Ben Erickson (ZMKW)
boys team title with a low score of 19:46; 74. Willy Heitman (ZMKW) 20:34;
47 points. As the smallest school, 75. Corbin Avery (ZMKW) 20:41; 76. John
in the race, ZMKW placed 11th Nelson (ZMKW) 20;56
27. Skyler Jacobson (ZMKW) 20:39; 42.
Lauren Berg (ZMKW) 21:25; 54 Tess
Hokanson (ZMKW) 21:45; 66. Haley
Ellingson (ZMKW) 22:18; 69. Sophie Holm
(ZMKW) 22:35; 70. Maddie Patterson
(ZMKW) 22:45; 80. Grace Beebe (ZMKW)

Goodhue and PI run in total time meet

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen

Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa goalkeeper Brady Schoenfelder makes a diving save against Byron on
Tuesday in Pine Island.

PIZM boys end regular season at 8-4-2

By Faye Haugen
PINE ISLAND The Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys
soccer team closed out regular
season play by winning two of
their last three games to end with
an 8-4-2 overall record.
The Wildcats opened Section
1A play on Tuesday. A win would
advance PIZM into the quarterfinals on Thursday at the higher
Byron nipped PIZM 3-2 in Pine
Island on Tuesday.
It was 1-1 after the first half.
Matt Lien scored PIZMs first goal
off an assist from Jeric Christianson.
Byron took a 2-1 lead but the
Wildcats knotted the score at 2-2
when Brandon DePestel scored
off an assist from Lien.
I am proud of our team., They
played an aggressive, fast-paced
game throughout. We had a couple
of unlucky plays go against us,
but every game we are able to
learn from our mistakes and improve our play and get better,
pointed out Coach Rafal Konik.
PIZM was outshot 15-8 with
Brady Schoenfelder making 12
saves in goal.

2015 Section 1A Boys Soccer Tournament

1. Lourdes
Tuesday, October 13


Oct. 15 at
higher seed

Tuesday, October 13 at PI, 7 p.m.

9. Red Wing
5. Byron

Monday, Oct. 19
at higher seed

Tuesday, October 13

12. Lake City

4. Winona
Tuesday, October 13

Oct. 15
at higher

13. Cannon Falls

3. Austin

Thurday, Oct. 22
Rochester Regional
Sports Stadium,
5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 13

14. Stewartvillle
6. Kasson-Mantorville
Tuesday, October 13

11. LaCrescent
7. PEM

Oct. 15
at higher
Monday, Oct. 19
at higher seed

Tuesday, October 13

10. Cotter
2. Northfield
Tuesday, October 13

Oct. 15
at higher

15. TBD

2015 Section 1A Girls Soccer Tournament

1. Kasson-Mantorville
Tuesday, October 13

8. Stewartville
Tuesday, October 13 at
9. PIZM Stewartville, 7 p.m.

5. PEM

Oct. 15 at
higher seed
Monday, Oct. 19
at higher seed

Tuesday, October 13

12. Cotter
4. Lourdes
Tuesday, October 13

Oct. 15
at higher

13. Winona
3. Dover-Eyota

6. Red Wing
Tuesday, October 13

11. Caledonia
7. Byron

Oct. 15
at higher
Monday, Oct. 19
at higher seed

Tuesday, October 13

10. St. Charles

2. LaCrescent
Tuesday, October 13

15. Schaeffer Academy

Oct. 15
at higher

Lanesboro/Fillmore Central 106:38

Stewartville 111:14, Pine Island
113:17, Rochester Area Home School
114:42; Wabasha-Kellogg 116:51,
Chatfield 119:03, Kingsland 119:51,
Blooming Prairie 130:501, Hayfield
131:10, Goodhue 134:51
Medalist - Kailee Malone, Stewartville
4. Josselyn Lindahl (PI) 21:14; 9. Alyssa
Rauk (PI) 21:25; 16. Jocasta Adelsman
(PI) 22:28; 17. Emily Benrud (G) 22:32;
33. Taylor Rasmussen (PI) 24:00; 35.
Annika Adelsman (PI) 24:07; 40. Ally Noll
(PI) 24:35; 41. Rachel Schutz (PI) 24:44;
42. Jaci Newman (PI) 24:46; 51. Brooke
Salfer (PI) 25:37; 54. Cassie Voth (G)
25:55; 59. Summer Rauk (PI) 26:22; 71.
Krista Gadient (G) 27:31; 73. Laura Ringeisen
(G) 27:53; 75. Jesselyn Lonneman (PI)
28:21; 84. Keisha OReilly (G) 20:58; 90.
Lexi Lodermeier (G) 34:11

Varsity boys
Rochester Area Home School
captured the boys team title with
total time of 93:05. Blooming Prairie was second with 94.55 minutes and Pine Island was third with
a 95:12 minutes. Goodhue placed
eighth with 110:14 minutes.
Jack Williams led Pine Island,
placing fourth in 18:13. He was

followed by Joe Bauer, eighth,

Logan Meurer, 10th, Garrett Bates,
17th, and Evan Goplen, 27th.
Ryan Alpers ran to a 24th place
finish in 20:00 to pace Goodhue.
He was followed by Derek Alpers, 35th, CJ Hahn, 53rd, Zach
Smith, 55th and Juan Chavez, 67th.
Nick Meyer of WabashaKellogg was the medalist in 17:07.
Rochester Area Home School 93:05;
Blooming Prairie 94:55, Pine Island
95:12, Chatfield 101:30, Lanesboro/
Fillmore Central 102:23, Stewartville
105:27, Schaeffer Academy 106:59,
Goodhue 110:14, Kingsland 120:44
Medalist - Nick Meyer, WabashaKellogg, 17:07
4. Jack Williams (PI) 18:13; 8 Joe Bauer
(PI) 18:41; 10. Logan Meurer (PI) 18:44;
17. Garrett Bates (PI) 19:31; 24. Ryan
Alpers (G) 20:00; 25. Jacob Olson (PI)
20:01; 27. Evan Goplen (PI) 20:10; 31.
Danny Langworthy (PI) 20:29; 35. Derek
Alpers (G) 20:43; 36. Michael Horkey (PI)
20:44; 44. Garrett Cobb (PI) 21:31; 49.
Andy Kroll (PI) 21:54; 50. Jacob Ableitner
(PI) 22:01; 53. CJ Hahn (G) 22:28; 55.
Zach Smith (G) 22:45; 67. Juan Chavez
(G) 24:16; 75. Jonathan Aggen (PI) 25:36;
82. David Barsness (PI) 28:18; 86. Colin
Warren (G) 32:11

Thursday, Oct. 22
Rochester Regional
Sports Stadium,
7:30 p.m.

0 1 = 1
PIZM goals: Matt Lien (1), Jeric
Christianson (1)
PIZM assists: Jeric Christianson (2),
Matt Lien (1)
PIZM shots on goal: 11
PIZM goalkeeper saves: Brady
Schoenfelder (3)

The Wildcats closed out regular season play with a 4-1 win at
Jordan on Saturday.
Matt Lien scored for the Wildcats in the first half off an assist
from TJ Bjorngaard. Cole VanHouten headed a pass to Jeric
Christianson, who scored a little
over two minutes into the second
half. Brandon DePestel scored off
an assist from Christianson and
Max Smothers scored his first goal
of the season on an assist from
Jose Fernandez.
Both teams had eight shots on
The wind was definitely a factor in the first half, remarked
Coach Konik. It slowed down
our game, and it was difficult to
play the ball in the air. The second
half brought more aggressive play
by our boys, and the wind was
sailing in our favor. It was a good
way to finish the regular season
and we are ready for section tournament games next week.
Brady Schoenfelder made eight
saves in goal

Mann family members taking part in the Twin Cities Marathon are, from left, Tom Mann, Katie Mann,
Theresa Faustini, Karla Angrimson, Diane Mann and John Mann.

The family that runs together

By Theresa Faustini
ZUMBROTA Twenty-nine
years ago, at the age of 36, John
Mann, a lifelong resident of Zumbrota, ran his first full marathon.
More than a decade later, his wife,
Diane, joined him on the road.
She ran her first marathon at 51.
During the Manns running careers, they have run all over the
United States entering races ranging from 3.1 miles to full marathons (26.2 miles).
Within the past four years, the
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 4
three children of John and Diane
Jordan 1
took up running as well. The
1 3 = 4
Mann family travels all over
0 1 = 1
PIZM goals: Matt Lien (1), Jeric
Minnesota and Wisconsin racChristianson (1), Brandon DePestel (1), ing for causes and for fun.
Max Smothers (1)
In January of this year, John
PIZM assists: Jeric Christianson (1),
mentioned to his children that
Cole Van Houten (1), Jose Fernandez
Twin Cities Marathon 2015
(1), TJ Bjorngaard (1)
would be his 20th marathon, and
PIZM shots on goal: 8
PIZM goalkeeper saves: Brady he thought itd be pretty cool

if his family ran it with him! His

kids were up for the challenge.
The family started the grueling
18-week training program in June.
As part of the training, they ran
several half-marathon races together, plus 18-mile and 20-mile
training runs.
On October 4, 2015, John now
65, his wife, Diane, 63, his daughters, Theresa (Mann) Faustini of
River Falls, Wisconsin,and Karla
(Mann) Angrimson of New Prague and his son, Tom and his

2015 Section 1AA Football Playoffs

Wednesday, October 14 at
Caledonia, 7 p.m.

8. Cotter (0-8)
Wednesday, October 14 at
Chatfield, 7 p.m.

PIZM girls win their

season finale at Jordan

2. Lewiston-Altura (8-0)

season play with a 3-0 non-conference win at Jordan on Saturday. No scoring information was
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa
carried their 6-7-1 overall record
into Section 1A play on Tuesday.
An opening round win would move
the Wildcats into quarterfinal play
on Thursday at the higher seed.

11 4 1
8 7 1
8 8 0
9 6 0
6 6 1
2 13 0
1 14 1

HVL Boys Soccer Conf

5 0
Kasson-Mantorville 5 1
4 1
3 3
Cannon Falls
1 4
Lake City
1 4
0 6

Saturday, October 24
at Rochester Regional
Sports Stadium, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 14 at
Lewiston, 7 p.m.

7. Zumbrota-Mazeppa (2-6)
3. Triton (5-2)

Tuesday, October 20 at
higher seed, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 14 at
Dodge Center, 7 p.m.

6. St. Charles (2-6)

2015 Section 1AAA Football Playoffs

1. Tri-City United
Wednesday, October 14 at
Maple River, 7 p.m.


Tri-City United
Tuesday, October 20 at
Montgomery 7 p.m.

4. Cannon Falls
Wednesday, October 14 at
Cannon Falls, 7 p.m.

HVL Girls Soccer Conf
Kasson-Mantorville 5 1 0
5 1 0
4 2 0
3 3 0
3 3 0
Lake City
1 5 0
Cannon Falls
0 6 0

Tuesday, October 20 at
higher seed, 7 p.m.

4. Chatfield (5-3)
5. Dover-Eyota (4-4)

By Faye Haugen
PINE ISLAND The Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls
soccer team closed out the season
losing two of their last three games.
The Wildcats fell 3-0 to Byron
on Tuesday evening in Byron. On
Thursday, the Cats came up short,
falling 2-0 to Stewartville in Pine
Island. PIZM closed out regular

wife Katie of Lonsdale, lined up

in Minneapolis together with more
than 11,000 other runners and
ran 26.2 miles through the urban
metro to cross the finish line on
Capitol Hill in St. Paul.
John and Diane beat their kids
across the finish line but were
more than proud to accomplish
such a feat with their family! The
Mann family plans to do many
more runs together in the future
including Grandmas Marathon
in Duluth!

1. Caledonia (8-0)

Schoenfelder (8)

Tuesday, October 13

14. Lake City

was the medalist in 20:53.

Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppas Derek Rucker gets shoved in the back

as he brings the ball forward against Byron, Tuesday in Pine Island.

During the second half, we took

control of the game with better
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 2 passing and more scoring opportunities. We had a number of nice
Byron 3
1 1 = 2
shots from our offense and midfield
Cannon Falls
1 2 = 3
PIZM goals: Matt Lien (1), Brandon
Brady Schoenfelder made three
DePestel (1)
saves in goal.
PIZM assists: Matt Lien (1), Jeric
Jeric Christianson scored in the
Christianson (1)
opening half off an assist from
PIZM shots on goal: 8
PIZM goalkeeper saves: Brady Matt Lien. Those two players
scored again in the second half
Schoenfelder (12)
with Lien earning the goal and
The Wildcats closed out HVL Christianson the assist.
PIZM outshot the Tigers 11-4.
play with a 2-1 win at Stewartville,
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 2
Stewartville controlled most Stewartville 1
1 1 = 2
of the first half, said Coach Konik. PIZM

16. TBD

By Faye Haugen
CHATFIELD - Goodhue and
Pine Island took part in a total
time meet at Chatfield, Tuesday.
Instead of using placing of each
runner, team winners are decided
on the total time of their top five
runners. Pine Island placed third
in both the boys and girls races,
with the Goodhue boys placing
eighth and the girls 10th.
Varsity girls
Lanesboro/Fillmore Central took
team honors in the girls race with
a total time of 105:38. Stewartville
was second with 111:14 and Pine
Island was third with 113:17.
Goodhue tallied a total time of
Josselyn Lindahl led the Panthers, placing fourth in 21:14. She
was followed by Alyssa Rauk,
ninth, Jocasta Adelsman, 16th,
Taylor Rasmussen, 33rd, and
Annika Adelsman, 35th.
Emily Benrud placed 17th to
lead Goodhue in 22:32. She was
followed by Cassie Voth, 54th,
Krista Gadient, 71st, Laura
Ringeisen, 73rd, and Keisha
OReilly, 84th.
Kailee Malone of Stewartville

5. LaCrescent

12 2 2
7 7 2
10 4 1
8 4 2
4 9 1
2 12 1
4 11 0

2. Plainview-Elgin-Millville

Saturday, October 24
at Mayo High Schoo,
Rochester, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, October 14 at
Plainview, 7 p.m.

7. Lake City
3. Lourdes
Wednesday, October 14 at
Rochester, 7 p.m.

6. Pine Island

Tuesday, October 20 at
higher seed, 7 p.m.


Goodhue drops second straight game
By Faye Haugen
GOODHUE - You would have
to go back a long way in the record
book to find the last time that the
Goodhue football team dropped
two straights games in conference
play. Last week the Wildcats fell
21-14 to fourth-ranked Class AA
Lewiston-Altura. This week they
suffered another narrow 24-21 loss
to Rushford-Peterson to end the
season with a 5-3 overall record.
The Wildcats were seeded third
in the Section 1A playoffs that
begin Wednesday, and Goodhue
will host sixth-seeded Southland
(2-6). A victory will advance
Goodhue to the semifinals against
either second-seeded RushfordPeterson or seventh-seeded
Kingsland (0-8) on Tuesday at 7
Rushford-Peterson took a 12-0
lead before Goodhue got on the
scoreboard. Noah Carlson scored
on a 72-yard run in the opening
quarter and he added a six-yard
run in the second quarter. The Cats
scored with just 34 seconds to play
in the half when Jacob Pasch hit
Ryan Schoenfelder with a 15-yard
pass. Mariano Bigalk kicked the
PAT for a 12-7 score at the half.
Goodhue took a 14-12 lead to
start the third quarter on a oneyard plunge by Garrett Huemann

with Bigalk kicking the PAT. But

Carlson scored on a pair of runs, a
10-yard run midway through the
third quarter and on a six-yard run
early in the fourth quarter for a
24-14 edge.
Goodhue was able to close the
gap to 24-21 when Nathan Altendorf snared a three-yard pass from
Pasch, but that was as close as
they would get. The Trojans recovered the onside kick and were
able to run out the last 1:20 on the
Garrett Huemann gained 65
yards on 24 carries to lead the Cat
rushing attack. Jacob Pasch was
23 of 35 passing for 223 yards
two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Nathan Altendorf made
10 receptions for 108 yards.
Goodhue 21
Rushford-Peterson 24
First downs
by rushing
by passing
by penalty
Rushing plays
Rushing yards
Passing attempts
Passing completions
passing yards
Total offense



4/30 6/43
0 7 7 7 = 21
6 6 6 6 = 24
First quarter
RP: 72-yard touchdown run by Noah Carlson,
PAT kick failed. 6-0
Second quarter
RP: Six-yard touchdown run by Noah Carlson,
Conversion run failed. 12-0
G: 15-yard touchdown pass from Jacob
Pasch to Ryan Schoenfelder. PAT kick by
Mariano Bigalk. 7-12
Third quarter
G: One-yard touchdown run by Garrett
Huemann. PAT Kick by Mariano Bigalk.
RP: 10-yard touchdown run by Noah Carlson,
Conversion pass failed. 18-14
Fourth quarter
RP: Six-yard touchdown run by Noah Carlson,
Conversion run failed. 24-14
G: Three-yard touchdown pass from Jacob
Pasch to Nathan Altendorf. PAT kick by
Mariano Bigalk. 21-24
Individual statistics
Passing: G - Jacob Pasch, 23 of 35 for
223 yards, two touchdowns, three
Rushing: G - Garrett Huemann, 24 rushes
for 65 yards; Sam McNamara 4/43;
Jacob Pasch 7/16; Calvin Peterson 1/2;
Wilson Jonas 1/0
Receiving: G - Nathan Altendorf, 10
receptions for 108 yards; Ryan Schoenfelder
8/75; Sam McNamara 3/21; Calvin Peterson
1/12; Ben Opsahl 1/7

News-Record photo by Faye Haugen

Kenyon-Wanamingos Ted Androli nearly gets tripped up by the Blooming Prairie defense, but the Knight
senior is able to regain his footing to race for a 57-yard touchdown run in Thursdays game in Kenyon.

KW wins district football title

By Faye Haugen
KENYON - In a wild game at
Kenyon on Thursday evening,
Kenyon-Wanamingo topped
Blooming Prairie 42-40 to win the
Mid-Southeast West District title
with a 6-1 record. Blooming Prairie could have tied for the title
with a win, along with Bethlehem
The 7-1 Knights were seeded
third in the very competitive Section 2AA tournament that begins
on Wednesday. KW will host 1-7
Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorial
at 7 p.m. in Kenyon. A win will
advance them to Tuesdays 7 p.m.
semifinals at either second-seeded
Maple River or at home against
seventh-seeded LeSueur-Henderson (1-7). A loss to LCWM would
end their season.
Blooming Prairie marched the
opening kickoff down the field,
scoring on one-yard run by Anthony Nelson. KW answered with
a 10-yard pass on fourth down
from Luke Rechtzigel to Gavin
Roosen. Jack Buelke kicked the Kenyon-Wanamingos Jacob Whipple nearly makes the reception for a
first of two PATs.
touchdown in the second quarter of Thursdays game at Kenyon. Whipple
KW took a 13-6 first quarter did make a one-handed catch on the next play for a 20-yard touchdown.
lead when Ted Androli broke free
7/64 4/29
Third quarter
for a 57-yard TD run after it looked Penalties/yds
1/0 2/1
KW: Four-yard touchdown run by Calvin
like he would be dropped for a Fumbles/lost
Steberg. PAT kick by Jack Beulke. 36-22
short gain.
6 16 6 12 = 40 BP: Six-yard touchdown run by Lucas
BP opened the second quarter BP
13 16 7 6 = 42 Noble. Two-point conversion failed. 28with a five-yard passing play from
First quarter
Lucas Noble to Quentin Kubista. BP: One-yard touchdown run by Anthony
Fourth quarter
The same two connected on the Nelson. PAT kick failed. 6-0
KW: One-yard touchdown run by Luke
conversion pass for a 14-13 Blos- KW: 10-yard pass from Luke Rechtzigel to Rechtzigel. PAT kick failed. 42-28
som lead. Androli found another Gavin Roosen. PAT kick by Jack Buelke. 7- BP: Three-yard touchdown run by Anthony
Nelson. Two-point conversion failed. 34opening in the BP defense to rush 6
for a 59-yard TD on KWs next KW: 57-yard touchdown run by Ted Androli. 42
BP: Four-yard touchdown run by Lucas
offensive series, but the Blossoms PAT kick failed.
Second quarter
Two-point conversion failed. 40retook the lead with a 48-yard run BP: Five yard pass from Lucas Noble to Noble.
by Nelson and the two-point con- Quentin Kubista. Conversion pass from
Individual statistics
version pass giving the visitors a Lucas Noble to Quentin Kubista. 14-13 Passing: KW - Luke Rechtzigel, 6 of 16
22-21 advantage. With under three KW: 59-yard touchdown run by Ted Androli. for 126 yards, two touchdowns, one
minutes to play in the half Jacob Two-point conversion run by Calvin Steberg. interception
Rushing: KW - Ted Androli, 11 rushes for
Whipple made a great one-handed 21-14
reception and was able to run the BP: 48-yard touchdown run by Anthony 146 yards; Calvin Steberg 16/75; Sam
ball in from the 20. Rechtzigel Nelson. Two-point conversion pass from Roosen 1/26; Luke Rechtzigel 11/21;
Noble to Max Romeo. 22-21
Jacob Whipple 2/8; Bradley Kish 1/4
and Calvin Steberg combined to Lucas
20-yard touchdown pass from Luke Receiving: KW - Gavin Roosen, 3 receptions
score on the two-point conversion KW:
Rechtzigel to Jacob Whipple. Two-point for 70 yards; Calvin Steberg 1/32; Jacob
pass for a 29-22 KW lead at the conversion pass from Luke Rechtzigel to Whipple 1/20; Blake Jacobson 1/4
Calvin Steberg. 29-22
The Knights came back from
the locker room to up their advantage to 36-22 on a four-yard run
by Steberg. BP answered with a
1. WEM (8-0)
six-yard run by Noble.
Wednesday, October 14 at
Rechtzigel called his own numWaterville, 7 p.m.
ber to start the fourth quarter, scor- 8. Medford (0-8)
Tuesday, October 20 at
higher seed, 7 p.m.
ing on a one-yard plunge for a 424. NRHEG (6-2)
28 lead.
Wednesday, October 14 at
BP did make it close, scoring
New Richland, 7 p.m.
twice in the fourth quarter. The
Saturday, October 24
first came on a three-yard run by 5. Blue Earth Area (4-4)
at higher seed, 7 p.m.
Nelson with the two-point con- 2. Maple River (7-1)
version failing. The second was
Wednesday, October 14 at
Maple River, 7 p.m.
on a four-yard run by Noble, with
the two-point conversion again 7. LeSueur-Henderson (1-7)
Tuesday, October 20
coming up short for the 42-40 fi3. Kenyon-Wanamingo (7-1) at higher seed, 7 p.m.
nal score.
Wednesday, October 14 at
Androli gained a season-high
Kenyon, 7 p.m.
146 yards on 11 carries. Luke Re- 6. LCWM (1-7)
chtzigel was 6 of 16 passing for
126 yards, two touchdowns and
one interception. Gavin Roosen
made three receptions for 70 yards.

2015 Section 2AA Football Playoffs

2015 Section 1A Football Playoffs

Kenyon-Wanamingo 42
Blooming Prairie 40
First downs
by rushing
by passing
by penalty
Rushing plays
Rushing yards
Passing attempts
Passing completions 6
passing yards
Total offense

1. Fillmore Central (7-1)


Fillmore Central
8. Bye
4. Wabasha-Kellogg (3-5)

Tuesday, October 20 at
higher seed, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 14 at
Wabasha, 7 p.m.

5. Hayfield (2-6)
2. Rushford-Peterson (5-3)

Saturday, October 24
at Mayo High School
Rochester, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, October 14 at
Rushford, 7 p.m.

7. Kingsland (0-8)
3. Goodhue (5-3)
Wednesday, October 14 at
Goodhue, 7 p.m.

6. Southland (2-6)

Tuesday, October 20 at
higher seed, 7 p.m.

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen

Pine Islands Tanner Bates (60) and Jake Navratil (4) try to wrap up Zumbrota-Mazeppas Isaiah Stueber in
the opening quarter in Fridays game in Zumbrota.

ZM nips PI 22-21 in season finale

By Faye Haugen
ZUMBROTA - The ZumbrotaMazeppa seniors on the football
team made their last home game
of the season a memorable one
when they came from behind to
nip Pine Island 22-21 in Southeast White District play on Friday
in Zumbrota.
The Panthers dominated the
opening half of play, scoring twice
on passing touchdowns. Bryce
Hinrichsen hit Josh Milbrandt with
a 12-yard touchdown in the opening quarter and then connected with
him again midway through the
second quarter on a 22-yard pass.
Nate Marx kicked both PATs for
a 14-0 lead.
ZM closed the gap to 14-7 when
Isaiah Stueber found Kevin Nordquist with a seven-yard passing
TD with 2:25 to play in the half.
Tyler Grudem kicked the PAT.
ZM made some defensive adjustments at the half and they were
able to dominate the line of scrimmage over the last two quarters.
After a scoreless third quarter,
Jacob Bennett ran for a 15-yard
TD just seconds into the fourth
quarter. Grudems kick made it
14-14, but, for the second week in
a row, Jake Navratil got PI fans
wound up when he ran the ensuing kickoff back 82 yards to the
end zone. Marxs PAT gave PI a
21-14 lead with 11:42 to play in
the game.
ZM scored midway through the
fourth quarter when Bennett ranin
from the three. ZM elected to go
for the two-point conversion with
Bennett running up the middle to
give the Cougars a 22-21 lead.
The ZM defense was able to
hold off the Panthers to earn their
second win of the season.
Isaiah Stueber was 9 of 20 passing for 81 yards, one touchdown
and three interceptions for ZM.
Jacob Bennett led ZMs ground
game with 93 yards on 18 carries.
Maverick Jackson gained 80 yards
on 12 carries, and Caden Steffen
had 78 yards on seven rushes.
Adam, Krage made three receptions for 29 yards with Zach Sanborn making three receptions for
28 yards.
Bryce Hinrichsen was 10 of 26
passing for PI for 104 yards. Josh
Milbrandt made three receptions
for 47 yards, with Derek Fall making three receptions for 26 yards.
Tristan Akason gained 56 yards
on seven carries for the Panthers.
Brady Braaten had a team-high
nine tackles.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 22
Pine Island 21
First downs


Zumbrota-Mazeppas Jacob Bennett makes a leaping deflection of a

pass to Pine islands Kyle Groven in Fridays game in Zumbrota.
Bennett. 22-21
by rushing
Individual statistics
by passing
Passing: ZM - Isaiah Stueber, 9 of 20 for
by penalty
81 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions;
Rushing plays
PI - Bryce Hinrichsen, 10 of 26 for 104
Rushing yards
yards, two touchdowns, one interception;
Passing attempts
Jake Navratil 0 of 1
Passing completions
Rushing: ZM - Jacob Bennett, 18 rushes
passing yards
for 93 yards; Maverick Jackson 12/80;
Caden Steffen 7/78; Isaiah Stueber 6/6;
Kevin Nordquist 1/3;; PI - Tristan Akason
Total offense
7/56; Aaron Gillard 6/23; Bryce Hinrichsen
2/18; Kyle Groven 1/11; Trevor Turner 3/
5/45 1/5
11; Jake Navratil 3/7; Josh Milbrandt 1/
Pine Island 7 7 0 7 = 21 Receiving: ZM - Adam Krage, 3 receptions
0 7 0 15 = 22 for 28 yards; Zach Sanborn 3/28; Bailey
Berg 2/17; Kevin Nordquist 1/7; PI - Josh
First quarter
PI: 14-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Milbrandt 3/47; Derek Fall 3/26; Tristan
Hinrichsen to Josh Milbrandt. PAT kick by Akason 2/16; Kyle Groven 2/15
Pine Island defensive statistics
Nate Marx. 7-0.
Second quarter
8 1 0 0 0
PI: 22-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Brady Braaten
Trevor Turner
7 2 0 0 0
Hinrichsen to Josh Milbrandt. PAT kick by Tristan Akason
7 0 2 0 0
Nate Marx. 14-0.
Kyle Groven
4 1 1 0 0
ZM: Seven-yard touchdown pass from Isaiah Aaron Gillard
4 0 2 0 0
Stueber to Kevin Nordquist. PAT kick by Jake Higgins
4 0 0 0 0
Kaleb Kautz
3 0 0 0 0
Tyler Grudem. 7-14
Austin Keller
2 2 3 0 0
Fourth quarter
3 0 0 2 0
ZM: 15-yard touchdown run by Jacob Bennett. Derek Fall
Alex Aarsvold
2 0 0 0 0
PAT kick by Tyler Grudem. 14-14
2 0 0 0 0
PI: Kickoff returned 82 yards for a touchdown Tanner
Jake Navratil
2 0 0 1 0
by Jake Navratil. PAT kick by Nate Marx. Matt Huus
1 0 0 0 0
Adam Gillard
1 0 0 0 0
ZM: Three-yard touchdown run by Jacob Josh Milbrandt
1 0 0 0 0
Bennett. Two-point conversion run by Jacob



KW keeps on winning
By Faye Haugen
KENYON - In their only action
of the week, the Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball team swept Triton, 25-9, 25-17 and 25-10 to move
to 8-0 in the HVL standings and
26-3 overall.
Pacing the Knights were: Megan
Flom, 10 kills and seven blocks;

Mia Peterson, 12 set assists; Kasey Dummer, 20 digs; and Mara

Quam, four ace serves.
The Knights will host Cannon
Falls on Monday and close out
regular season play on Thursday,
October 22 when they host Zumbrota-Mazeppa


25 25

17 10
Kills: KW - Mara Quam 5, Megan Flom
10, Ally Peterson 3. Corynne Dahl 5
Set assists: KW - Mia Peterson 12
Digs: KW - Mara Quam 11, Siri Quam 7,
Kasey Dummer 20
Ace serves: KW - Mara Quam 4
Blocks: KW - Megan Flom 7, Alex Christenson
3, Maddie McCauley 3

PI looks to break losing streak

By Faye Haugen
PINE ISLAND - A loss in
HVL play to Kasson-Mantorville
on Thursday dropped the Pine
Island volleyball team conference
record to 2-6.
The KoMets sent the Panthers
packing in three games, 25-17,
25-9 and 25-17. No other information was available.
Pine Island will take part in
the Rochester Century Invitational
News-Record photos by Faye Haugen
Goodhues Taylor Larson makes the block at the net against Pine Islands Madi Owen at the Byron Invitational on Friday beginning at 5 p.m.
and on Saturday beginning at 8
on Saturday.
a.m. The Panthers will play at
Stewartville on Monday, and they
will wrap up regular season action at home on Thursday, OctoBy Faye Haugen
ber 22 against Hayfield.
GOODHUE - The Goodhue
volleyball team picked up a much
needed win at Blooming Prairie
on Monday in non-conference action, but they dropped an HVL
match to Cannon Falls.
The Wildcats will play at Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Monday and
ZUMBROTA The winter
wrap up regular season action on
PAC (Parents/Athletes/Coaches)
Thursday, October 22 when they
meeting will be held Monday,
host Stewartville.
November 2, at 6 p.m.
Blooming Prairie
All Zumbrota-Mazeppa junior
The Wildcats posted a four-game
and senior high athletes must regwin at Blooming Prairie, 25-21,
ister for their winter sport under
23-25, 25-18 and 25-21.
the activities tab on the school
Goodhue had a good game at
website (
the net with Sydney Lodermeier
The online registration proand Rachel Opsahl each earning
cess takes the place of the
10 kills, Maddy Miller and Taylor
MSHSL health/parent permission
Larson, eight each, and Kate Stehr
forms we have used in the past.
with seven. Michelle Hadler had
If you were out for a fall sport,
43 set assists, 13 digs and two ace
go to the activities tab and log into
serves. Haley Lexvold had 21 digs.
your family account where all
Rachel Opsahl had four ace serves
of your information is saved.
and Maddy Miller two.
You will need to update the
25 23 25 25
Blooming Prairie 21 25 18 21
sport, sign electronically and subKills: G - Sydney Lodermeier 10, Kate
Stehr 7, Maddy Miller 8, Rachel Opsahl Goodhues Kate Stehr gets a kill against Pine Island at Saturdays Byron
Athletes are encouraged to
10, Taylor Larson 8
use the school store for payment
Set assists: G - Michelle Hadler 43
Stehr 5, Maddy Miller 6, Taylor Larson 6 Ace serves: G - Kate Stehr 2, Maddy of your activity fee. You can
Digs: G - Michelle Hadler 13, Haley Lexvold Set assists: G - Michelle Hadler 25
Miller 2
also pay by cash or check in the
21, Rachel Opsahl 10, Kate Stehr 15, Digs: G - Michelle Hadler 13, Haley Lexvold Blocks: G - Sydney Lodermeier 5
Sydney Lodermeier 10, Cass Ramthun 10, Rachel Opsahl 14
Athletic fees are $80 for grade
seven and eight; and $105 for
Ace serves: G - Rachel Opsahl 4, Michelle
Hadler 2, Maddy Miller 2
grades 9-12. The family maxiCannon Falls
mum is $360
Cannon Falls stopped the WildReminder: you must have a
cats 25-13, 25-22 and 25-20 in
current athletic physical signed
Goodhue on Tuesday.
by a physician on file at the
Earning six kills each were Sydschool. Athletic physicals are
ney Lodermeier, Maddy Miller and
every three years (typiall night as Lourdes notched 13 needed
Taylor Larson. Michelle Hadler By Faye Haugen
cally in the seventh and tenth
ZUMBROTA - The Zumbrotahad 25 set assists and 11 digs.
Aspen Brubaker led ZM with grade).
Rachel Opsahl had a team-high Mazeppa volleyball team was sent seven
and three ace serves.
14 digs, and Sydney Lodermeier home early from Rochester on Breanakills
had six kills and
had five blocks.
13 22 20 in three games to Lourdes, 25-17, Lyndsey Quam four. Tara Matuska Classic League
had 18 set assists.
Cannon Falls
25 25 25 25-13 and 25-11.
The Cougars, 4-11 overall, will 10-6-15
ZM had trouble on serve receive
Kills: G - Sydney Lodermeier 6, Kate
host Goodhue on Monday and close Eberhart Construction 0 vs. 7 Route 60
Heating, Cooling; Leonards
out regular season action on Thurs- Plumbing,
Corner Shell 5 vs. 2 MJB Farms; Leos
day, October 22 when they play at Sportsbar 2 vs. 5 Gars Repair
HVL leading Kenyon-Wanamingo Top team game: Leonards Corner Shell

Goodhue wins at Blooming Prairie

ZM winter PAC
meeting is
November 2

News-Record photos by Faye Haugen

Pine Islands Madi Owen gets a kill against South St. Paul on Saturday
in Byron.

ZM falls to Lourdes
in three games


17 13 11
25 25 25
Kills: ZM - Aspen Brubaker 7, Breana
Haag 6, Lyndsey Quam 4
Set assists: ZM - Tara Matuska 18
Ace serves: ZM - Aspen Brubaker 3

Pine Island coach Jimmi Waldo keeps her eyes on sophomore Nicole Fall
as she passes the ball forward against South St. Paul at Saturdays
Byron Invitational.

Commercial League
Greseth Drywall 2 vs. 5 Oronoco Online
Bye 0 vs. 7 Stus Proshop;
Top team series: Leonards Corner Shell Auction;
Motorsports 5 vs. 2 Bluff Valley
Campground; Maple Island 2 vs. 5 Nelson
Top bowler game: Trinity Raths 265
Top bowler series: Adam Jackson 721 Family
Top team game: Kiffmeyer Motorsports


By Ed Stern
Volleyball commissioner
GOODHUE The football
regular season is over, cross country is running down, and volleyball is gearing up, so it only
makes sense that Fab Five Volleyball (the top co-ed volleyball
league in America) is at the midseason All Star break in Goodhue.
Needless to say, Steve Dankers is the only person upset about
not being selected to play in the

All Star series. He was the only

player not receiving any votes!
This weeks Woman of the
Week was Merribeth Schrimpf.
As part of her birthday week,
she was even more pumped than
ever while coaching her junior
varsity volleyball team.
How can you not get excited
about playing Fab Five volleyball? This is a chance for me to
show my girls how to be superstars.


Goodhues Sydney Lodermeier tries to get her hit past Pine islands
Madi Owen at the Byron Invitational on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 14
Section 1A football, Southoland at Goodhue, 7 p.m.
Section 1AA football, Zumbrota-Mazeppa at Lewiston, 7 p.m.
Section 2AA football, Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorail at Kenyon, 7 p.m.
Section 1AAA football, Pine Island at Rochester Lourdes, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 15
Section 1A girls soccer higher seed, 7 p.m.
Section 1A boys soccer higher seed, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 16
Pine Island volleyball at Rochester Century, 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 17
Pine Island volleyball at Rochester Century, 8 a.m.
Monday, October 19
Section 1A girls soccer higher seed, 7 p.m.
Section 1A boys soccer higher seed, 7 p.m.
Goodhue volleyball at Zumbrota, 6 p.m.
Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball at Cannon Falls, 6 p.m.
Pine Island volleyball at Stewartville, 6 p.m.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa volleyball, Goodhue at Zumbrota, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13
HVL cross country meet at Zumbrota, 4:30 p.m.
Section 1A football at higher seed, 7 p.m.
Section 1AA football at higher seed, 7 p.m.
Section 2AA football at higher seed, 7 p.m.
Section 1AAA football at higher seed, 7 p.m.

And her stats will verify that.

This week, she overcame having to play between Cam and
her brother Ross to set a new
personal best with 23 kills. She
added 12 ace blocks and 43 digs,
and she served at 96% efficiency!
I guess when you look back
at the match, I was really awesome!
Yes, you were, Merr! Keep
up the good work.
Teammate Charlie Dicke
owned the Man of the Week honors.
He set to Merribeth all night
long, and also added 19 kills of
his own, including one monster
hit that will probably be seen on
the intro to the NCAA championships later this fall.
It is so easy being awesome
when you have teammates that
help you look good. It is more
difficult on my team, because
everyone plays for themselves,
except my favorite coach. I hope
we can win it all, so the skeptics
quit being rude to me during the
You keep dominating and it
could happen, Chuck!
Goodhue co-ed volleyball
Farm Kids and Dani
12 6
Majerus Garage
13 8
12 9
8 10
Stevies Wonders
4 14


Volleyball KW at Cannon Falls, Monday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. on KDHL

Volleyball ZM at KW, Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. on KDHL
Join us Saturday morning for the Fall Sports Coaches Show

Top team series: Kiffmeyer Motorsports
Top bowler game: Darik Rude 298
Top bowler series: Jeff Kiffmeyer 748
Island League
Comstock Farm 12 vs. Owens Locker
18; Majerus & Tiarks 6 vs. DMC Plumbing
24; Producers Hybrids 20 vs. Oertli &
Pleschourt 10; D&M Dairy 20 vs. Kittelson
Heating & Plumbing 10
Top team series: Producers Hybrids 3430
Top team game: Producers Hybrids 1194
Top individual series: Shannon Morrow
Top individual: Dan Bertschinger 277

District Football Standings
White Division
7 0
5 2
5 2
4 3
Pine Island
3 4
2 5
St. Charles
2 5
0 7
Mid Southeast
East Division
7 0
Fillmore Central
6 1
5 2
4 3
3 4
2 5
1 6
0 7
West Division
7 0
Bethlehem Academy 6 1
Blooming Prairie
5 2
Mankato Loyola
3 4
United South Central 3 4
St. Clair
3 4
1 6
0 7

8 0
6 2
5 3
4 4
3 5
2 6
2 6
0 8
8 0
7 1
5 3
5 3
3 5
2 6
2 6
0 8
7 1
7 1
6 2
4 4
4 4
3 5
1 7
0 8

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