Sydney Schott tosses a no hitter

5/16/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Sibley East varsity girls softball team posted four victories during the past week.
The Lady Wolverines, 5-6 in the Minnesota River Conference, will host Jordan in conference action at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17.

St. Peter 6
Sibley East 0
The visiting Sibley East varsity girls softball team was blanked by St. Peter 6-0 in non-conference action on Monday afternoon, May 6.
Senior Sydney Schott had the only two hits for Sibley East.
Schott also pitched the entire game and was tagged with the mound loss. The right hander surrendered six earned runs on 10 hits.

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SE baseball team posts 1 win in 4 games

5/16/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Sibley East varsity boys baseball team posted one victory in four Minnesota River Conference games during the past week.
The Wolverines will host Tri-City United in a conference doubleheader at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

NYA 9
Sibley East 1
The Sibley East varsity boys baseball team lost to visiting Norwood Young America 9-1 in Minnesota River Conference action on Tuesday afternoon, May 7.
Junior Lucas Dose paced the Wolverines at the plate with a single and a double. Seniors Ty Knacke, Colton Harens and Ryan Wolverton, junior Matt Messner and sophomore Caleb Dose contributed one single each. Knacke drove in the lone run for Sibley East.

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SE boys and girls track teams both place 3rd at Giant Relays

5/16/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Sibley East varsity boys and girls track teams placed third in the Giant Relays at Le Sueur-Henderson on Thursday afternoon, May 9.

Girls Team
Minnesota Valley Lutheran took top honors with 179.5 team points while Tri-City United placed second with 135.5 team points. Sibley East placed third with 102 team points. Norwood Young America (92), Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (91), Le Sueur-Henderson (87), G-F-W (59), Sleepy Eye Unified (50) and Holy Family Catholic (7) rounded out the field.
First place winners for the Lady Wolverines included Lily Beneke (shot put) and 4 X 800 meter relay team (Jacquelyn Wibstad, Kaitlyn Scherer, Isabelle Ballalatak and Audrey Parrott).

Boys Team
Le Sueur-Henderson captured top honors with 168 team points while Minnesota Valley Lutheran placed second with 155 team points. Sibley East placed third with 141 team points. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (120), Tri-City United (110), G-F-W (35), Sleepy Eye Unified (30), Norwood Young America (25) and Holy Family (18) rounded out the field.
The 4 X 800 meter relay team was the lone Sibley East first place winner. The foursome included Jens Lundstrom, Micah Scherer, Jose Nevarez and Travis Andrews.

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Maynard W. Rucks, 76, rural Henderson

5/16/2019

Maynard Warren Rucks, age 76, passed away at his home in rural Henderson on Tuesday, May 7.
The funeral was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14.
Visitation was held in the church fellowship hall from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 13. It continued one hour prior to the church service on Tuesday, May 14.
Maynard was born to Bernhard (Bernard) and Lorraine (Sickmann) Rucks in Arlington on Aug. 5, 1942. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. Maynard graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School in 1960. He was united in marriage to Dorene R. Buck at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle on Aug. 17, 1962. Maynard worked in sales and service with his parents’ agri-business from 1958 to 1987. While still working for his parents, he began his own business, Rucks Custom Combining, which he continued until his death. From 1988 until his retirement in 2008, he was a rural carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. On June 25, 1999, Dorene passed away due to a brain tumor. On Sept. 7, 2001, he married Eunice A. Beneke. Maynard and Eunice enjoyed many years of shared international travel, service, and endearing friendships with fellow Lions members.
Maynard spent countless hours in service to his community. He served for many years as a school board member for the Arlington-Green Isle School District and in 2017, he was inducted into the Sibley East Wall of Fame. He was a strong leader in his church, having served in congregational elected positions and through volunteer work as a reader, soloist and choir member. He was the current Jessenland Township Clerk. Maynard was a dedicated member of the Green Isle Lions Club since 1980, holding several offices at the local, district, and multiple levels. He was elected to serve as a Director for the International Association of Lions Clubs for 2004-2006. During his directorship and continuing as Past International Director, Maynard served as speaker at many Lions meetings, conferences, and conventions across the nation. In recognition of his service to the association, Maynard received numerous awards, including the most prestigious Ambassador of Good Will Award.
Maynard treasured spending time with loved ones. He enjoyed taking his family on annual fishing trips while his two children were growing up. He played drums and sang in King 70 Country, the band that he and Dorene started. He spent several years working on race cars with his son and his son-in-law. He golfed with his brothers. He hunted with his brother and son-in-law. Maynard and Eunice loved traveling and connecting with hundreds, if not thousands of people through the Lions Clubs. He showed his support of his grandchildren and step-grandchildren as they participated in theatrical, musical, and athletic activities. He was looking forward to meeting his first great-grandchild, who is expected to arrive in late September.
Maynard is survived by his wife of almost 18 years, Eunice; mother, Lorraine Rucks of Arlington; daughter Robyn (Landis) Woods of Kasota; step-son, Tony (Amber) Beneke of Hamburg; step-daughter-in-law Katie (Kurt) Meiers of Appleton, Wis.; grandchildren Alecia (Wil) Hooper of Eagan, Logan Woods (and special friend Ali) of Mankato; step-grandchildren Josie, Marlie, Karissa, and Lillie Beneke of Hamburg,  and Viola Beneke of Appleton, Wis.; sister, Karen (David) Nieland of Wausau, Wis.; brother, Sheldon (Sally) Rucks of Hamburg; sister-in-law, Pamela (Ed) Forrester of Cumberland, Wis.; five aunts; eight nephews; one niece; many cousins and friends.
Maynard is preceded in death by his father, Bernard Rucks; brother, Cameron Rucks; first wife, Dorene Rucks; son, Jeffery Rucks; and step-son, Paul Beneke.
Maynard’s love of family/friends and his service to others will be greatly missed-especially by those who had ever heard his laughter or felt his incredible hugs.
Funeral arrangements are provided by Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington.

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Susan Oberhelman Hill, 75, Arlington, Wash.

5/16/2019

Susan Ann Oberhelman Hill, 75, peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones at her home in Arlington, Wash., on Friday, May 3.
There will be a memorial celebration to honor Susan at First Baptist Church, 426 French Ave, Arlington, Wash., at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26.
Memorials may be given in her name to St. Jude Hospital or hanging baskets/perennials may be sent in her honor to her daughter for a memorial garden to First Baptist in Arlington.
Susan, daughter of Otto and Ruth (Flagg) Oberhelman was born in Lynn, Mass., on Oct. 15, 1943. She was united in marriage to John William Hill III on July 31, 1965. Susan graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. Susan had her master’s and taught history, was a coach and taught cheerleading in Lancaster, Wis.; Menahga, Minn.; and Tallahassee, Fla. Susan followed her desire to serve Jesus and supported her husband as a pastor’s wife doing various jobs in Portland, Ore.; Ontario, Ore.; Arlington, Minn.; and Missouri Valley, Iowa. Susan had a passion to care for others and retired as a caregiver for the developmentally delayed. Susan was loved by all. She had a heart of giving and compassion. She would light up the room wherever she went with her kindness and genuine concern for others. Susan was known for her talents and blessed so many with her crafts and gift of painting and refinishing, as she loved to make everything she touched beautiful.
She is survived by her son, John (Julie) Hill; grandson, Van (Cortney) of Middleton, Idaho; daughter, Nanci (Aaron) Johnson; granddaughter, Jessi of Arlington, Wash.; son, Steven Hill of Arlington, Wash.; grandchildren Katelynn, Nevaeh, Starla, Carson, Emmy, Jackson, and Saphira. She is also survived by her siblings Robert (Colleen) Oberhelman, Steven (Laurie) Oberhelman and Janet (Forest) Troutner; her many faithful caregivers; and over 200 foster children that loved and adored her.
Susan was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. 

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Street project is now a go in Arlington

5/16/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor
The Arlington City Council, during a special meeting on Monday night, May 13, voted 3-2 and adopted a resolution to accept a revised low bid of $2,382,770.76 from William Mueller & Sons, Hamburg, for the 2019 Street & Utility Improvement Project.


The resolution included $64,500 in value engineering savings from the original low bid of $2,447,270.76. The project will also include sidewalks on the north side of Clinton Street.


A resolution to accept the low bid for the proposed 2019 Street & Utility Improvement Project, minus the sidewalks, failed by a 3-2 vote at the Arlington City Council meeting on Monday night, May 6.

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Wildlife attraction is coming to New Auburn

5/16/2019

By Amy Newsom
Corespondent

The Sibley County Commissioners, on the recommendation of the Sibley County Planning and Zoning Committee, unanimously approved a conditional use permit to establish a planned unit development for the operation of a wildlife attraction business on property located on High Island Lake in New Auburn.  


Christian Lilienthal, on behalf of Wild Things Zoo Attractions, requested the conditional use permit for the island on High Island Lake in New Auburn.  He indicated that in addition to the wildlife, opportunities for camping and associated recreational activities will be provided to visitors.  Lilienthal indicated that the project will be developed in phases based on the increasing needs of the operation. Therefore, he pursued a planned unit development which allows for the gradual phase-in of improvements to the site.

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Noise testing results are reviewed at last meeting

5/16/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during a special meeting on Monday night, May 13, held discussion in regard to Northland Drying and its compliance with the city requirement for noise level testing.


Northland Drying representative Josh Howell reviewed the recent four-day noise testing results conducted by ESI Engineering, Minneapolis.


There was a total of 96 hours of data, according to the report. The noise code was met in a majority of the hourly measurements with only five hours where the noise code was exceeded. The accident, according to the report, were caused by transient sources and not the dryer exhaust system.

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