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Who shut down the government?


Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Yvonne Nyenhuis recently posted a letter stating the Republicans caused the shutdown, thus causing Memorial sites in the D.C. area to be closed...along with all other federally controlled areas. What on earth is the rationale behind that statement? Wishing blame can be placed on those we dislike does not make it so.

Fellow citizens, the facts are thus: The House of Representatives sent the Senate a budget that fully and responsibly funded ALL aspects of government 100%...excluding the now infamous [UN] Affordable Care Act. The majority of House members knew it was bad law and was not ready to be implemented. Time has proven them correct and we have not begun to see the disastrous effects of this horrible juggernaut that has been foisted on the public with lies and subterfuge.

Legislation by failing to fund is by no means unprecedented. It has been used before by both Democrats and Republicans and heretofore always resolved by negotiation. This time one side refused to negotiate; Senate Democrats and our less than honest Chief Executive. Who engineered the shutdown? Let’s take a look at the logistics.

The signs closing the federally controlled memorials and parks went up the morning after the infamous shutdown. How did that happen? It had to be planned by Mr. Obama and his regime months in advance. How else do professional signs commissioned by the feds get prepared by the hundreds? They must be designed, reviewed, sent out for bids, and awarded. Contracts must be sent out, signed, and returned.

Materials ordered, signs made, and shipped to their intended locations. Workers must be tasked with their installation on sign posts that undergo the same process. This all takes MONTHS. It does not happen like magic folks. We all know how long the Feds take to accomplish anything!

So who planned and caused the shutdown? The proof is there for any fair minded person to see. If Ms. Nyenhuis has proof to the contrary, I challenge her to provide it. I suspect, fellow citizens, we will not see much of a response.

Jeff Erding

Wykoff, MN
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City of Wykoff to ‘reacquire’ tennis court from Kingsland Middle School

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

In 1964, a piece of property was deeded to the then Wykoff School from the City of Wykoff. Today, that piece of property is known as the Kingsland Middle School tennis court. The parcel of land sits between the fire station and a residential home, ..... 
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More bumps for Wykoff’s proposed treatment center

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

When WHKS, the firm hired by the City of Wykoff, first proposed the costs to a new waste treatment center, the plans came in around $1.6 million. After a failed bid process that came in well over the proposed amount, WHKS has gone back to the drawi ..... 
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Joan Herron Karow

Wed, Oct 30th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Joan Herron Karow, 63, of Rochester, Minn. died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her residence. Joan Herron was born February 14, 1950 in Carroll, Iowa to Ivan and Coral (Whalley) Herron. Joan graduated from Wykoff High School in Southern Minnesota i ..... 
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St. John’s Lutheran School targeted by thieves

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Police Reports

Some time in between 9 p.m. on Monday, October 21, and 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, someone broken into St. John’s Lutheran School in Wykoff, Minn. in an apparent effort to steal valuables. When Principal Karl Peterman arrived at the school o ..... 
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LeOtis Earley-Mensink

Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

LeOtis Earley-Mensink, age 88, of Wykoff, Minn. passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. LeOtis was born April 29, 1925 to Otis and Eva (Gruell) Campbell in Milton Township, MN. She attended and graduated from ..... 
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Kingsland School receives gift of Stars & Stripes

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All Sschool board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items were approved. In Public Recognition and Than ..... 
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Evelyn E. Powell

Mon, Sep 16th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Evelyn E. Powell, age 88, of Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. There will be a time of remembrance for Evelyn, 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 23, 2013, at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff. Friends may ..... 
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Frances W. Brust

Mon, Sep 16th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Frances W. Brust, former Wykoff resident, passed away July 12, 2013 at the age of 94. Frances was the wife of the former Merl Brust and daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Nagel of rural Spring Valley. She is survived by three sons; Fred, Denni ..... 
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