SD, and Elizabeth Coleman of. Moorhead, MN. Birth. Announcement 7:00 p.m. Trinity Knotters plans with project manual and $25 for a PDf compact-disc.

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Page 2Page 2Page 2Belle Plaine Youth Involved in Cool BusinessAll-MRC Baseball Team AnnouncedBELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA, JUNE 17, 2009 75¢ SINGLE COPY NUMBER 24 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR Page 19Belle Plaine School Board Approves Use of Stimulus Dollars Page 7Dick O™Connell recently returned from a two-week motorcycle ride that included traveling to all four corners of the United States. by Dan RuudTo say Dick O™Connell of St. Thomas has covered a lot of ground in recent months would be an understatement. In fact, the 65-year-old has driven his motorcycle to all four corners of the continental United States and every state in between since last summer. O™Connell™s most recent two- week jaunt (May 16-30) took him from Minnesota to Maine, down to the southeastern states, westward to California, up the and back through the western states to Minnesota. He also recently rode to Branson, Mo, during which he zig-zagged his way through the middle sec- tion of the country. Earlier this Fla.O™Connell said the best part of his journeys was the moun- tains of Colorado, particularly the Estes Park/Rocky Mountain 65-Year-Old St. Thomas Man Covers the U.S. on Motorcycle Motorcycle Trip (continued on page 18)by Dan RuudA year-and-a-half ago Belle Plaine artist Leo Stans™ paint- ing of a group of dogs working and patronizing the Long Tail Saloon gave him nationwide exposure when the National Pheasants Forever organiza- tion ordered 600 prints of the painting. They were distributed to the organization™s 500 chap- ters across the country and an- other 100 were given to Quail Unlimited, all of which were auctioned off at various fund- raisers.Stans is currently receiving more publicity with an entire- ly different type of painting, which was unveiled by him and Fair on Thursday at the J.V. Bai- ley House on the fairgrounds in St. Paul. The event took place surrounded by media, state fair fans and art enthusiasts.Stans™ interpretation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together is the sixth in a series of annual artwork created exclusively for the state fair. This being the 100th anniversary of the grand- stand, made this year™s unveil- ing that much more special. fiDrawing viewers in with brilliant light, the oil-on-canvas celebrates the 100th anniver- sary of the historic Grandstand while capturing the spirit and excitement of the Great Min- nesota Get-Together,fl stated a State Fair press release.Stans was interviewed about Belle Plaine Artist™s Painting Celebrates 100th Anniversary of State Fair Grandstand Belle Plaine Artist (continued on page 20)Leo Stans of Belle Plaine posed with a print of his painting celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Minnesota State Fair™s Grandstand. The original painting, which is now owned by the state fair, will be the main display at this year™s state fair art exhibit. A Double Splash Temperatures reached the 80s on Sunday and Monday in Belle Plaine, prompting at least some local youths to take a long-awaited splash into the Belle Plaine Swimming Pool. The pool, which was scheduled to open last Monday, June 8, did not open until the middle of last week due to unseasonably cool temperatures, which kept the pool™s water temperature down.City Council Gives Tattoo Studio Stamp of Approval by Dan RuudThe Belle Plaine City Coun- cil Monday night unanimously approved a request by Candice Sander of Belle Plaine for a conditional use permit to oper- ate a tattoo studio at 133 North Meridian Street downtown.Sander, of Belle Plaine, plans to call the business Devine Darkness Tattoo. She said she will be employing two additional people, including a full-time tattooist with 14 years assistant to help with overall operations. She will be leasing the currently vacant facility from building owners Dan and Lori Neisen.About a half-dozen people spoke at the public hearing, all but one of whom spoke in support of the business.Prior to opening the public hearing, Community Development Director Trisha Rosenfeld explained that a tattoo establishment is not a permitted use in the downtown district and thus requires a conditional use permit. She said one of the requirements of allowing a tattoo business at 133 North Meridian Street not met is that there is less than a 300-foot separation between it and residentially-zoned property, and a church and a school (Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church/School). address the council, explained that she has spent months searching for a location for her business in Belle Plaine and that 133 North Meridian Street is the only feasible place at this time. She assured the council that Devine Darkness Tattoo will not have any adverse affects on any residential, church or school properties, and that tattoos will be given by appointment only to adults age 18 and over. No minors will be allowed in the studio.fiAll tattooing will be conducted in closed rooms within the establishment to provide the utmost privacy and to assist with keeping a sterile environment,fl states a letter from Devine Darkness Tattoo to the city. Sander reiterated that to the council Monday, as did Chris Bergstrom of Belle Plaine, who will be the tattoo artist for the business. Sarah Jaeger, who operates Mystic Journey across the street, also spoke in favor of Devine Darkness Tattoo, saying that it will add diversity to downtown. Tammy Harris of Huck™s Shipwreck Saloon, City Council(continued on page 16)School Board Will Consider 2009-‚10 Budget Monday- $50,488 Œ is less than one-half percent of the district™s operat- ing budget.Board members discussed the proposed budget at their work- shop June 8. Board chairperson Mike Daly believes the budget is a sound one, even with the slight dip into fund balance. Daly said board members and administration are hoping for a are banking on factors well out of their control to make the 2009-‚10 school year budget better in reality than it seem- ingly appears on paper. In short, they™re hoping for a warmer winter, fewer kids needing special education ser- vices, more favorable condi- tions for using federal stimulus money to pay for special edu- cation funding, and a minimal hit when Gov. Tim Pawlenty decides how much money K- 12 education will receive and when it will arrive.Monday, 6 p.m., in the Belle Plaine District Center, the board will consider a preliminary ap- proval for the 2009-‚10 school expected later this summer. In a budget Superintendent Kelly Smith says is free of un- pleasant surprises, the school district™s preliminary numbers indicate it will slip only slightly into the red.fiThis is about as vanilla a bud- get as we™ve had,fl Smith said.Overall, with no new money expected from the state, the dis- trict is expecting $13,051,563 in revenue with $13,096,051 in expenditures. The shortfall – 2009-™10 Preliminary Budget By the Numbers ‚08-™09 ‚09-™10Income: $13.3m $13.04m Spending: $13.m $13.1mIncome ‚08-™09 ‚09-™10State $11.23m $10.65m Federal $428,745 $691,427 Levy $1.25m $1.31mLocal $437,021 $400,021 School Board Budget(continued on page 4)Community Cookout Tonight at Court Square The Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Kickoff to Bar-B-Q Days Community Cookout Square Park, which is located adjacent to the Hooper-Bowler- Hillstrom Historical House in Belle Plaine.This year™s cookout will coincide with the weekly Farmers Market on the grounds of the Historical House, which will be open for tours. The events will begin at 5 p.m. The cookout itself will take place at the park™s pavilion and will feature hot dogs, potato salad, beans, pickles and a beverage for $2 per plate. Music will be provided by the local band fiJam.flThe sale of 2009 Bar-B-Q Days buttons and the introduction of queen candidates will also take place during the cookout. Belle Plaine Early Childhood Family Education will provide games for the kids and the Girl Scouts will offer face-painting. There will also be a display of collectible pedal toys.18-Year-Old Dies in Explosion Ryan John Samuelson, 18, Farm Home and Supply store, where he worked. The explosion occurred at approximately 4:28 p.m., according to the Carver A 14-year-old juvenile male was transported to Ridgeview Medical Center, where he was treated and released.Authorities say it™s not clear yet whether Samuelson, who it when the blast occurred. The blast was captured on outside surveillance cameras, according to Carver County Sheriff Bud Olson.The incident is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal, the Medical Examiner and the Carver County Sheriff™s Samuelson™s obituary appears on page 3.

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA PAGE TWOWEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 , 2009 On A Mission To Wash Cars Jonathan Pressley is hoping for a long hot summer, the kind of weather that will help him need.Youth from St. John Luther -an Church in Belle Plaine washed about 40 cars outside the Genesis co-op™s country store during a fund-raiser Saturday. Money raised will help pay for a youth mission trip to Denver, Col. and the ELCA National Youth Gath -erng in New Orleans this summer. Meanwhile, Cyndi Kroells and Maddie Gynild, the hot dog girl, used creativ -ity and enthusiasm to draw cars into the car wash. Belle Plaine™s Jonathan Pressley a Young Man With Big Plans about the basics of business,fl Freid said. around the streets of Belle With his younger brother Tim – own Web site Œ www.sunnyday Œ to enhance sales. The tunnel under the highway near Emma Krumbee™s makes -ers on north side of Belle Plaine easier and safer. we sold, even on a cold day,fl Pressley said. – Pressley™s wide-ranging goals. Young Mr. Pressley is a man Pressley has big ambitions.The Web site says Jonathan has was 4. Much of the earnings from his Kool-Aid stands, ga -rage sales, and car washes went to Christian causes, including in Indonesia.flBig Plans – -back Peyton Manning™s Pey – -vantaged youth.He also wants to make enough money to contribute to River Rock Church™s Bible Study -tribute to the church™s building But that™s just Phase I of Jona – many young boys, he dreams athlete. Basketball, football, baseball or ice hockey, Pressley doesn™t mind which one. The visitor, if one doesn™t work out, he™ll try his hand at another. by John Mueller for a long, hot summer. Sunny days, warm evenings, -cious ice cream are the ingredi -ents Pressley will use for what summer. Not yet 10 years old, Pressley -anie Pressley™s four children. He is one of the many salesmen in Big Bell Ice Cream™s small army of Blue Bunny Ice Cream small towns like Belle Plaine. – The three-wheeler includes an attached cooler box. It comes and his mom make their way along the streets of Belle Plaine selling ice cream. The ice He hits the street from his south-of-the-highway neigh – Jonathan™s initial goal is to re – James Freid, Big Bell Ice Cream™s owner and chief ex – -ity and inventory control, what inventory. fiThere™s a lot he can learn fiYou don™t even like hockey,fl his mom said.Pressley is not concerned. He™s – to an end. Like retired basket – – need.The Magic Johnson Founda -tion, founded by Earvin fiMag -icfl Johnson in 1991, works to -tions that address the educa -tional, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. That™s exactly what Pressley has in mind.fiI™ve read a lot of books about son has always wanted to run a business. in a 9-year-old™s body,fl she said. -ably the youngest salesman he has working for Big Bell today. Most kids actively selling Blue well into their teens. But Jona -than Pressley is anything but said. fiHe seems like a good, ad -venturous kid. A lot of kids that yet willing to work to be suc -cessful.Freid believes the Belle Plaine salesman with goals. He™s sold fiHe™s got a nice area down there. It™s an area where he can be successful,fl he said. fiThere™s Hard work runs in the family. worked as a door-to-door sales – -athan™s mom and her siblings. And his father, Henry, gives his extra time to the community by serving on the Belle Plaine Planning & Zoning Commis -sion. -athan Pressley is devoid of the worry not. When he™s not sell -ing ice cream or working on his -times of boys his age. He likes shooting baskets in the drive -fiHe™ll be out and about with -anie Pressley said, fijust being a kid.flIce Cream Sales A Means toHelping People in NeedHenderson Tractor Ride June 27 The sounds and sights of Valley on Saturday, June 27. The eighth annual Henderson Tractor Ride will leave the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Showgrounds at 9 a.m.Old tractors of many makes, models and colors will travel through St. Thomas, Union Hill, Belle Plaine, Blakeley, and Jessenland on their way to historic Henderson, where the just in time to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the annual Sauerkraut Days Celebration.Last year over 70 tractors and Tractor Ride Chair Tom riders to enjoy this year™s event. from throughout southern in the annual event as drivers or lawn chairs along the route and enjoy the slow steady caravan of old machines, many of which are restored to like new condition. are coming in everyday and encourages anyone wishing to ride in the 2009 Tractor Ride to A Trio of Twins Three sets of twins were born at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia last week. Pictured, from left, are Jennifer Tiller of Waconia with twin girls, Emily Heger of Chaska with twin boys and Tiffany Otto of Belle Plaine with twin girls. Clothing Swap Set for OLPMark your calendars and clean out your closets!Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine will host a Community Clothing way to share with others in the community. It is similar to a garage sale, but free. We are your closets and consider sharing what you no longer need. We all seem to accummulate so along to others who might need all. Individuals do not need to also consider volunteering your time. Volunteers are greatly June 19 and also during the closets and volunteer their time. If someone is in need of and any leftover items will be Fischer. Any items leftover after St. Paul.For more information, contact A daughter, Bailey Ann Kes, was born to Matthew and Heath – – ounces and was 19 inches long. Diane Kes of Belle Plaine and Dick and Tammie Coleman of – Schmidt of Blakeley, Lorraine Marlin Umber of McIntosh Moorhead, MN. Birth AnnouncementSt. John Ice Cream Social Next Wednesday Everyone is invited to attend by St. John Lutheran Church, Plaine. The event will be held in the St. John Gathering Hall next Wednesday, June 24. It™s a fully air-conditioned, eleva – Hall. The menu will include B-B- cake, ice cream, coffee and lemonade. Take outs are avail -able. Cookbooks will also be available. the Women of the Church and -nancial for Lutherans.Mystery PhotoOnce again, nobody correctly -tery photo. It was a section of the Belle Plaine Block & Tile Sign on East Commerce Drive. The full photo is pictured. An -other mystery photo will be published in next week™s Belle Plaine Herald.

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA PAGE THREEWEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009 Church News 6:30 Contemporary Service Monday, June 22 8:00 Men™s Bible Study St. Paul™s United Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, PO Box 35 Henderson, MN Rev. Kathy Gibson Christensen, Interim Pastor 507-248-3594 Saturday, June 20 Trumpet Articles Due Sunday, June 21 Father™s Day 8:30 a.m. Worship East Union Lutheran Church 15180 Cty. Rd. 40 Carver, MN 55315 952-448-3450Sundays9:00 a.m. Worship (with Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays) 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time & Adult Education St. Thomas Catholic Church St. Thomas Fr. Richard Roedel Saturdays5 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass Holy Day Masses 5 p.m. Day before Church of the Holy Communion, Episcopal 118 Minnesota Avenue N. St. Peter, MN 56082 507-934-2542www.holycommunionstpeter. orgSundays at 9:30 AM – Open to All Oratory of St. Thomas the Apostle – Jessenland Rev. Keith Salisbury 507-248-3550Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays8a.m.-8p.m. Quiet Prayer & ReflectionFridaysWeekly Mass at 5 p.m. Immanuel United Methodist Church 301 Varner St. No., Jordan Pastor Judy McEachran 952-492-6035Sundays9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School & FellowshipOur Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church, Belle Plaine Fr. James Kim 952-873-6564 Wednesday, June 17 7:30 am. Rosary 8:00 am. Mass 9:00 am Œ 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic AdorationThursday, June 18 7:30 am. Rosary 8:00 am. Mass Friday, June 19 7:30 am. Rosary 8:00 am. Mass 10:00 am Rosary at Lutheran Home Saturday, June 20 4:15 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass Sunday, June 21 Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time 8:00 am Mass 10:00 am Mass Tuesday, June 23 7:30 am. Rosary 8:00 am. Mass Wednesday, June 24 7:30 am. Rosary 8:00 am. Communion Service 9:00 am Œ 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic AdorationSt. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson Associate Pastor Mark (952) 873-6492 Vacation Bible School June 17 and 18 Thursday, June 18 6:30 p.m. Ministry Team 7:30 p.m. Church Council Friday, June 19 6:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal Saturday, June 20 Wedding (Koniarski-Velishel) Sunday, June 21 Holy Communion 9:00 Worship 10:00 Coffee Fellowship Deaths Founded 1882 by J.E. Townsend C.Edward Townsend, Publisher & Editor The Belle Plaine Herald ( USPS 260730) is published every Wednesday at Belle Plaine, MN 113 East Main, P.O. Box 7, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. Periodicals postage paid at the Belle Plaine Post Office. (952) 873-2261 Legal Newspaper of Independent School District #716, City of Belle Plaine and Scott County. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: $26 Per year in Minn $30 Per year out-of-state 75¢ Single copy ADVERTISING D EADLINES:Golden Nugget Insert: 1 p.m. Friday Display & Classified Ads, Belle Plaine Herald: 12 Noon Monday No. 23, Vol . One-Hundred & Twenty-Eight Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Redeemer Lutheran Church 14226 W. 280th Street Henderson, MN 507-665-2932Rev. Leon Stier 125 West Park Street On Highway 19, 2 miles East of Highway 169 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-6294June 9-12 Sunday, June 21 9:15 a.m. Worship Tree of Life Church & Ministry Center fiRooted in love abounding with fruitfl Serving Jordan and Surrounding Communities Minnesota River Valley Education Center 815 Sunset Dr., P.O. Box 254 Jordan, MN 55352 (952) 492-5277 Email: treeoflifejordan@ yahoo.comSenior Pastors: Joseph and Colleen Thunker Meeting Place: Jordan ElementarySundays10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Childcare & Sunday School available Wednesdays 7 p.m. Youth Groups (Grades 6-12)St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Rev. Keith Salisbury 507-248-3550Wed. & Thurs. : 8:30 a.m. Mass 2nd & 4th Saturday: 5 p.m. Mass Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Mass Zion Lutheran Church & School”Christians Under Construction”14745 County Road 153 Cologne, MN 55322 952-466-3379e-mail: Pastor: Eric Zacharias Principal: David Schlicker Christian Day School includ -ing: Preschool, Kindergarten & Grades 1-8 Sunday, June 21 9 am Worship/Communion River Hills Christian Church Interdenominational415 N. 2nd St., P.O. Box 111 Le Sueur, MN www.RiverHillsChristianChu Sunday – 10:00 a.m. Worship Service with children’s church and nursery. Communion – First Sunday of each month Wednesdays – 7:00 p.m. Worship and Prayer Service. Call with your prayer requests. fiA Real Church for the Real Worldfl West Union Lutheran Church 15820 Market Ave. Carver, MN 55315 Pastor David Knox Church: 952-466-5678 E-mail: westunion1@juno. comPastorKnox@Juno.comPastor™s Cell # ICE CREAM SOCIALSt. John Lutheran Church Wednesday, June 24th 3:30 – 7:30pmGathering Hall at St. John Menu will include:BAR-B-QUES! ICE CREAM!SANDWICHES! PIES & CAKES! COOKBOOKS! FUN!!!!TAKE-OUTS ALSO AVAILABLE Sponsored by: St. John Lutheran W-ELCA Supplemental Funding Provided By Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Senior DiningSeniors 60 years and older areinvited to join us for Lunch at11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. For dining reservations please call 952-873-6311 two days prior between the 9 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. weekdays.A contribution of $3.50 is requested for each meal.Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Cardinal Ridge Apartments CAP Agency Senior Dining Wednesday, June 17 Chunky Turkey Divan with Broccoli, Baby Red Potatoes/ Marg., Multi Grain Bread, M & M Cookie RCD Vanilla Wa -ferThursday, June 18 Father’s Day MealRoasted Beef with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Potato Dinner Roll, Strawberry Creme Pie SR Gravy RCD Strawberry CheesecakeFriday, June 19 Sliced Ham with Fruit Sauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Spin -ach with Onions OR: Turkey Chef Salad with French Dress -ing, Biscuit, Gingerbread/ Lemon Sauce RCD Plain Gin -gerbreadMonday, June 22 Beef Riblet w/Onion Gravy OR: Liver w/Onion Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Winter Blend Vegetables, 9 Grain Bread, Donut SR GravyTuesday, June 23 Pork Cutlet/Thyme Gravy OR: Fish Wedge/Lemon Jce, Baby Red Potatoes, Broccoli, White Bread, Molasses Cook -ie SR Gravy RCD Oatmeal CookieWednesday, June 24 Birthday MealHerbed Baked Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, Peas and Car -rots, Wheat Bread, Yellow Birthday Cake w/Amaretto Choc. Frosting RCD Banana`Elsie MuellerElsie Mueller, 90 of Belle Plaine passed away on Sunday, June 14, at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June, 23, at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Visitation will be one hour prior. A full obituary will appear in the June 24th issue of the Belle Plaine Herald. Walter “Wally” Lloyd CarlsonWalter fiWallyfl Lloyd Carlson, 84 of Jordan, passed away on Wednesday, June 10 at Auburn Manor in Chaska.Celebration of Life service was on Monday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul™s Lutheran Church in Jordan. Visitation was prior to the service. Interment was in Spirit Hill Cemetery in Jordan.Wally was born September 26, 1924 to Joseph O. and Sadie (Erickson) Carlson in St. Lawrence Township, Jordan. He farmed with his family in St. Lawrence Township and graduated from Jordan High School in 1942. Wally had the opportunity to work at many different occupations over his lifetime; owned a sawmill, farmed, was a stone mason, learned to plaster and stucco, worked for the MN Highway Dept. and was a meter technician for MVE for 17 years until he retired in 1987. An avid hunter, he loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting Minnesota and Canada with family and friends. Wally was a lifelong active member at St. Paul™s Lutheran Church in Jordan. Survivors include his brother, Eugene fiJimfl (Ruth) Carlson of Jordan; sister-in-law, Madeline Carlson of Winsted; nieces, nephews, cousin, relatives and friends. Wally is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alice Peters; brothers, Melvin Carlson, Herbert Carlson; special friend, Gladys Wilson; nephews, Dennis Peters and Gary Carlson. Pallbearers were Glen Peters, Sherwood Peters, David Carlson, Joseph Carlson, Bradley Carlson, Larry Wilson and Grant Narkie. Honorary Pallbearers will be Virgil Kipp, Gordon Eikenbush and Roger Narkie.Ryan J. SamuelsonRyan J. Samuelson, 18 of Carver passed away on Wednesday June 10. Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday June 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the West Union Lutheran Church in Carver. service. Interment was in West Union Lutheran Cemetery. Ryan was born on April 15, 1991 in Waconia to David and Becky (Schmitz) Samuelson. Ryan was baptized and Lutheran Church in Carver. Ryan loved hanging out with his family and friends. He thoroughly enjoyed his job at the Waconia Farm Supply. Ryan™s pride and joy was his fi95fl Chevy pickup truck. Some activities Ryan took part in were putting together puzzles and the farm whatever was needed to be done; was fascinated with horror movies and was a 4H member. Ryan treasured driving and riding the antique tractors. Ryan loved to watch Nascar Racing his favorite driver being Casey Kane. Ryan was very active with the Youth group at West Union Lutheran Church and he always helped anybody out who needed it. Ryan is survived by his loving family; father, David Samuelson and special friend, Maria Bruins of Carver; mother, Becky Samuelson and special friend, Myron Brahee; brothers, Bob Samuelson and special friend, Denise Hunter, Nick Samuelson and special friend, Alysia Smith. Other special family members include Elly Jaspers, William, Hannah Bruins, Chad, Amber and Tyler Brahee; grandmother, Barbara Samuelson of Carver; grandfather, LeRoy Schmitz of New Prague. Uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives and friends. Ryan is preceded in death by his grandfather, John Samuelson; grandmother, Verena Schmitz and his great- grandparents. Urn Bearers were his brothers Bob and Nick Samuelson. Arrangements made through the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia; online condolences at Birth AnnouncementsWe offer traditional funeral options and cremation as well as honoring all family wishes. Did you know that some families have a traditional visitation and funeral and then cremation? We also provide Irrevocable Funeral Trusts so the monies can be sheltered in the event of an extended nursing home stay. Feel free to contact us for a no obligation visit. Pre-planning and even save money. Visit our website at for more information and current obituaries.Directors:Darrell Kolden, OwnerShawn Kirby, Greggory Borchert, Karl Kolden and Rosemary 507-665-2226- Le Sueur Belle Plaine952-873-6227A fiSpecialflGolden Birthday SWEET 16 on the 16th! We Love You Amber! A son, Lawson James Dohm was born to Josh and Holly (Palmer) Dohm of New Prague on Friday, May 15, 2009 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. Lawson weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounc -es, and was 19 inches long. He is welcomed home by his sister Kyra, age 4. Grandparents are Bob and Jan Palmer of Belle Plaine and Brian and Judy Dohm of New Prague.A daughter, Brooke Allison, was born to Daniel and Kris -tine (Perkins) Solheid of Belle Plaine on Monday, June 1, 2009 at St. Francis Regional Medi -cal Center in Shakopee. She weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 1/2 inches long. She is welcomed home by sisters, Alexis, 11, Kaylynn, 8, Dani -elle, 7, Brenna, 5, and Saman -tha, 4. Grandparents are Darryl and Sharron Perkins of New Prague and Ronald and Lois Solheid of Belle Plaine. Great- grandparents are Lauretta Per -kins of Le Sueur and Josephine Del Nore of Le Sueur. A daughter, Allison Brooke Blake, was born to Shawn Blake and Debra Wolter of Le Sueur on Monday, June 8, 2009 at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Carmen Wolter of Florida, Steve Wolter of Belle Plaine, Ginger Taylor of Brainerd and Richard Blake of Le Sueur. Great-grandparents are Roger and Carol Paul of Belle Plaine and David and Sharon Wolter of Green Isle.DANIELLE LOVE, Join the Parishioners of St. John™s Union Hill and St. Benedict In Celebrating Father Elgar Bockenfeld™s 65th Anniversary of his Ordination Sunday, June 21, 2009 Mass at 10:00 a.m.St. John™s Union Hill Church Open House immediatelyfollowing the Mass atKnights of Columbus HallNew Prague, MN Buffet Dinner – Noon to 4 p.m.952-215-5683Continuing to plant the seeds Faith, Hope for the future and God™s love for us all.Thursday, June 18 6:30 p.m. Sweet Hour of PrayerSaturday, June 20 7:30 a.m. Father/son Breakfast Sunday, June 21 9:00 a.m. Worship Reader: Marge Amberson 10:00 a.m. CoffeeHour/WOF Vacation Bible School June 22-25 Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 500 West Church Street Belle Plaine, MN (952) 873-6545 Pastor John C. Zeitler & John H. Meyer Wednesday, June 17 5:00 p.m. Pastor/Teacher/Lay Delegate Conference in St. PeterThursday, June 18 9:30 a.m. Ladies™ Aid 7:00 p.m. Midweek Worship Service Saturday, June 20 9:30 a.m. Women™s Bible Study (Trinity School Library) 10:00 a.m. School Playground DemolitionSunday, June 21 Father™s Day 8:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study and Coffee Hour (Ladies™ Aid) 9:00 a.m. Worship Service (Usher Team 8) Tuesday, June 23 7:00 p.m. Women™s Bible Study (Kingsway)7:00 p.m. Trinity Knotters First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Main Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (952) 873-2966 Pastor Don Genereux Wednesday, June 17th 7:00 p.m. Vesper Service Sunday, June 21st Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:00 a.m. – Worship Service Fellowship immediately follow -ing the service 3:00 p.m. Installation service for Pastor Don Wednesday, June 24th 7:00 p.m. – Vesper Service River Rock Church You™re invited to Know Christ & Make Him Known with us! PO Box 184, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Website: www.riverrock -church.comE-mail: info@riverrock-church.comWorshiping at Chatfield Elementary School @ 330 S. Market Street Ministry Center: 124 W. Main Street Belle Plaine, MN (952) 873-5453 Pastor Chris Teien Worship Pastor Dan Jetto This Week at River Rock: (Please call for locations) Wednesday, June 17 7:30 pm Jr & Sr High Youth GroupSunday, June 21 10:00 am Worship: fiMountain Top Lessonsfl (Children™s Church & Nursery Provided)Tuesday, June 23 7:30 pm Men™s Bible Study

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA PAGE FOURWEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 , 2009 ~NOW BOOKING~ Parties, Reunions, Weddings, Bachelor Parties, Meetings and more! Large or small gatherings, we are happy to accomodate them all! 30649 380th Street LeSueur, MN The Clubhouse Facility has a complete kitchen and seating for large groups. Accomodates up to 350 people. Located 4 miles south of LeSueur, MN on Hwy. 112 – 1 1/2 miles east at the Gun Club Road sign. The Caribou has been serving shooters for over 50 years. TRAP Ł SKEET Ł RIFLE RANGE 3D RANGE Ł LIVE BIRD HUNTING call 952-873-2261 or “” ŁŁ Ł Ag PowerAmerican Family InsuranceAnnie™s Café & Catering Borough BowlBelle Plaine CooperativeCornerstone State BankCully™s Deb™s Embroidery Business Dr. Steve Jabs Dental Care Duet™s Elite Waste Disposal Fahey Sales Agency & Auctioneers Front Porch PhotographyGary Crosby ConstructionGenesisHennen Home Furnishing Home to Home Thrift Shop Huck™s Shipwreck Bar JD™s Auto Service Jenny FaheyJohan™s Bar & Grill Kolden Funeral HomeLange™s Plumbing & Heating Laser GuideLisa Fahey Agency Mystic JourneyNeil™s Pub Pizza PlusPrairie Farm SupplyProgressive PrintingRucks Meat ProcessingState Bank of Belle PlaineState Farm Agency ( Brett Holbrook) Steffen Hardware Stier Transportation Strait Smiles Family DentistryCliff & Becky Martens and Rex ErnstLLC CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEED SUMMER HOURS:Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. Ł 8am-5:30pm Thurs. 8am-7pm Ł Sat. 8am-4pm LLC. Your Neighborhood Will Be Green with Envy! 952-492-3005Call Now For A Free Lawn Analysis!5% Discount for prepayment on 4 applications187595The 2009 Summer Reading is going strong with over 200 kids In the Creative Corner, the kids painted the words fiBe Creative words hanging over the juve- prizes will go to the person Given the enthusiasm of our For more information on these Library Hours: New Arrivals: June 17, 2009 Adult Fiction: Dropped Dead The Cap-ture The The Lovers Non-Fiction: The Ultimate Guide to Shotmaking and Scoring The Complete Idiots Guide to Tech- niques and Projects to Expand Your Skills Guide to Wiring How to Raise Everything You Need to Know How to Raise Goats Ev-erything You Need to Know The New Handmade Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style Barden Sadler Puppet Ma- nia The World™s Most Incredible Puppet Making Book Ever Adult Talking Book on CD: CD™s: Fo- On Young Adult Fiction: Fragile Flirt- Before I Die ham Juvenile Fiction: Drew The Secret Within Thrill Ride & Pushed & Comic Con Artist all House Moonlight on the Magic Flute Warriors Code of the Clans Erin Hunter Rumpelstilitskin The Graphic Novel by: Roger Pond SIMPLE LIFE Letter To Editor ing Chanhassen, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka have a similar the Soil & Water Conservation on state aid and adjust for de- Scott County Fair Entry Deadline Reminder that the Creative Arts and Live- School Board Budget Biggest Increase Uncertainty While the governor has until hear this week what state fund- 175 Scott County Motorists Ticketed in Seat Belt Campaign preventing fatal and serious means drivers and passengers in all seating positions must estimates around half of those killed would have survived if The vendors are gearing up ful perennials and starter sie said the Market is her new favorite thing and looks for- Also, the Hooper-Bowler- the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom For more information on re- serving a spot at one or more Farmers Market Corner

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA PAGE FIVEWEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 , 2009 FAST? NEED TO SELL IT 873-2261 – – – – – – – – – – – – 300 Lexington Ave. S., New PragueFor Booking Information Call (952) 758-4603.Leave a Message and Your Call Will Be Returned As Soon As Possible. Starting in 2010!Any newly booked January and FebruaryWeddings receive 10%Off the total bill! Elegant BanquetFacilityWedding Receptions ~Groom Dinners STEAKFRY&SHRIMP Thursdays,July 9 and August 13 – – 60 Years Ago (1949) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 90 Years Ago (1919) – – – – – – – – – – 120 Years Ago (1889) – – – Vendors Sought for Antique Flea Market – – – – – – – – Ł Dr. Tasha Strait Ł Dr. Mora Cervenka Ł Dr. Monique Baune New Patients Welcome Phone: (952) 873-6380 201 West Raven Street We Offer: Preventative, Restorative, Orthodontic, Cosmetic, Denture &Partial Denture Services. Ranch Rodeo Programs Team Penning Events (TPA) Cut & Sort Sessions Penning /sorting Practice Cattle on site for sessions HIGHVIEWRANCH & STABLEInvites you experience great trails and great times! Proprietors: Linden & Carol Hermel 32908 285th Ave LeSueur MN 56058 507-665-0019 Full Service Boarding Riding Lessons Performance Horse Training MN Horse Council Certified . Ranch Rodeo Programs Team Penning Events (TPA) Cut & Sort Sessions Penning /sorting Practice Cattle on site for sessions HIGHVIEWRANCH & STABLEInvites you experience great trails and great times! Proprietors: Linden & Carol Hermel 32908 285th Ave LeSueur MN 56058 507-665-0019 Full Service Boarding Riding Lessons Performance Horse Training MN Horse Council Certified . Ranch Rodeo Programs Team Penning Events (TPA) Cut & Sort Sessions Penning /sorting Practice Cattle on site for sessions HIGHVIEWRANCH & STABLEInvites you experience great trails and great times! Proprietors: Linden & Carol Hermel 32908 285th Ave LeSueur MN 56058 507-665-0019 Full Service Boarding Riding Lessons Performance Horse Training MN Horse Council Certified . Ranch Rodeo Programs Team Penning Events (TPA) Cut & Sort Sessions Penning /sorting Practice Cattle on site for sessions HIGHVIEWRANCH & STABLEInvites you experience great trails and great times! Proprietors: Linden & Carol Hermel 32908 285th Ave LeSueur MN 56058 507-665-0019 Full Service Boarding Riding Lessons Performance Horse Training MN Horse Council Certified .State Rep. David Bly NEWS COLUMNPROGRESS MADE IN 2009 SESSION,BUT MUCH MORE WORK AHEAD Submitted State Rep. Da -vid Bly, Dis -trict 25B (651) 296-7065Œrep. david.bly@, 557 Building, St. Paul, MN 55155 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Letters to the EditorLetter to the Editor, – – – – – – – – – – Letter To Editor (continued on page 4)Letter to the Editor, – – – – – – – – Days Numbered Despite a long discussion and many suggestions, the Belle Plaine City Council in June of 1979 baseball park. There was a 3-3 vote on a motion by Frances Schuman to table the demolition, which resulted in a failed motion and the start of demolition. Safety was the biggest concern, -stand was the original one at the ballpark and was estimated to be more than 60 years old. It was replaced as the primary stand in 1948 by a larger one.

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA PAGE SIXWEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 , 2009 GREAT PLANTS, GREAT PRICES Better Gardens Begin with Better PlantsBegin with Better PlantsHome Grown Since 1988 SHAKOPEE ½ mile south of 41 on Hwy, 169 (952) 496-0207DO-IT-YOURSELF Landscape Headquarters 1000™s OF PLANTS! Trees Ł Evergreens Ł Shrubs Redeemyour Bob™s BonusBucksnowAny Perennial in Stock! 160 Varieties – Mix or Match – 6 Ł 1 Gallon Ł 2 Gallon Ł No Limit $100Off All Perennials coupon 952-496-0207The week of June 6-14, the Belle Plaine Police Depart -ment responded to the follow -ing selected calls:Tuesday, June 9 – – Wednesday, June 10 Thursday, June 11 – Friday, June 12 -Saturday, June 13 – – – Sunday, June 14 -Belle Plaine Police Report – – – – – – – – – – – St. Thomas – * * * * * * * * * * – – – – – – – fiMan cannot live by bread alonefl He™ll want a beer to go with it! Union Hill – Town & Vicinity C˜˚˛˛˝˙˝ˆˇ˛ ˚˚ 873-2261Johnson-Woestehoff Wedding Jordan™s Summer Festival June 20-21 – –

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