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Patriotic shed catches the eye on Highway 52


Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Brian and Ann Klindworth stand in front of their patriotic shed. Photo by Hannah Wingert

By Hannah Wingert

If you’ve driven on Highway 52 from Fountain to Chatfield in the last month and a half, then you may have noticed a unique painting job on the side of a shed that sits almost right next to the highway. The shed belongs to Brian and Ann Klindworth. Together, they worked to paint a large American flag on it, along with a list of names, dates, and military branches.

Brian, a fifth generation farmer, and his wife Ann bought and moved onto their farm in 2009. Previously, it belonged to Brian’s parents who had never actually lived there, but rented it out for years. At 80 acres, Brian considers it a hobby farm. He and Ann raise a few beef cows, ducks, horses, and pigs while growing just enough crops to feed them all.

Earlier this year, the Klindworths were planning to paint their shed white when Brian realized that, not counting the top and bottom ones, there were 13 slats - perfect for the stripes of an American flag. So instead of painting the whole shed white, the couple decided a flag would be more interesting.

They began work on the shed the weekend before Memorial Day, and the flag was finished in time for the holiday weekend. It was during that time that Brian and Ann decided to paint a list of several family members who had served in the Military on the shed next to the flag. They made a few calls to get some more information such as dates served and before they knew it, they had 15 names. “We’d call one of our relatives to get some information, and they’d end up giving us another name,” Ann said.

Each name was painted on a slat of the shed, followed by the dates the individual served in the military, and their branch.

The list includes members of both Brian and Ann’s extended families such as great uncles, a stepfather, grandfathers, nephews, and cousins. And of course their daughter, Jennifer, who is currently serving in the Army, had to be put on the list as well. The bottom four names, including Jennifer’s, have open ended dates as all four are still serving in the Army today. The earliest date on the list begins in 1942, ending with Jennifer’s, which is 2014.

Brian and Ann ran into a problem when they tried to buy wooden stars that they could paint and nail onto the flag portion of the shed. The three stores they went to were all sold out. Luckily, they were able to find a friend who could make the stars for the .....
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in All Legals

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the ..... 
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NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2198 (Fillmore Central Schools) STATE OF MINNESOTA

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in All Legals

NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2198 (Fillmore Central Schools) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period of filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board ..... 
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STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF FILLMORE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: Quiet Title Court File No. 23-CV-16-424 SUMMONS Monica G. Griffin, as Trustee of the Monica G. Griffin Trust, dated March 21, 2011,

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in All Legals

STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF FILLMORE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: Quiet Title Court File No. 23-CV-16-424 SUMMONS Monica G. Griffin, as Trustee of the Monica G. Griffin Trust, dated March 21, 2011, Plaintiff, v. Edward ..... 
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Bathke apprehended after escaping custody

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in Preston Police Reports

On Tuesday, July 5, at 6:15 a.m., a Fillmore County correction officer was unable to account for a prisoner during breakfast wake up. It was then determined that this prisoner, 19-year-old Dylan Bathke, had escaped custody. Bathke was being held ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 7.11.16

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Minnesota State Patrol Question: I have two questions for you. Do I need a hood on my car to operate it legally? What is the law regarding vehicle fenders and tires sticking out beyond the sides of a vehicle? Answer: T ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 7.11.16

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Ali Guedi Ali, 25, Minneapolis, Minn.; 4/17/2016, Speeding (76/55), Fine $70, Total Fees $230. Richard Michael Aske, 38, Mabel, Minn.; 5/6/2016, Seat Belt Required – Driver and Passenger Must Use, Fine $25, ..... 
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Highway 250 bridge removed...

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in All Business Announcements

Photo by Ken Soiney During the evening of Thursday, June 16, 2016, construction crews picked up the Highway 250 bridge, a well-traveled road for locals and tourists visiting Lanesboro. Ken Soiney captured photos of the bridge removal. According ..... 
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Local schools awarded free books through SMIF’s BookStart program

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in All Education

OWATONNA, MN, June 23, 2016 - Representatives from early childhood organizations gathered at the office of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) in Owatonna today to celebrate 14 years of the BookStart program and 26 new BookStart awar ..... 
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