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Who will be the next District 1 Commissioner?


Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Q & A with candidates vying for open Fillmore County District 1 Commissioner seat on March 31, 2015. Of 11,930 registered voters in all five districts of Fillmore County, District 1 has the most number of registered voters -- at 2,650. The question remains: How many voters will show up on election day?



Mitch Lentz

About Mitch: I’m 55 years old. I am married to Roberta (Bert) Aarsvold of Chatfield for 34 years, who is employed as a kindergarten teacher. We have two sons: Michael, 31, and Thomas, 29. Both currently reside in Fillmore County. I have 2 wonderful grandchildren: Skylar, 6 and Landon, 5 months.

We live on the family farm that I purchased from my parents, Jerry and Polly. Our beef farm, Lentz Family Farm, has four generations actively engaged in farming. I have been actively engaged in farming my entire life.

I graduated from Spring Valley public schools, with Undergraduate course work at Concordia University, and graduate course work St. Mary’s University.

I have been a resident of Fillmore County for 50 years and I have been employed at IBM for 35 years, currently in management.

I have volunteered for 4-H, Youth Sports, Mentorplace, Engineer Week, Take a Child to work, IBM EMT / First responder 10 years, MN Dept. of Transportation roadside clean up, Minnesota Junior Heifer Classic - a Nonprofit organization that promoted youth and development in showing and caring for their show calf or cow.

I have leadership experience with the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation Board

Kingsland School Board (four terms chairman of the board), Minnesota State High School League Delegate and Section 1A committee representative, Southeast Service Cooperative (two terms chairman of the the board), Spring Valley Township Zoning committee, Root River Education District (two terms chairman of the the board), and Olmsted County Agribusiness Committee.

Why are you seeking to be elected for the Fillmore County District 1 commissioner seat?

I have always been actively involved within the community that I live and with the recent appointment of Tom Kaase as our sheriff I would like to represent the people in district one as their county commissioner. The experiences and knowledge that I have been able to gain from the many diverse boards, committees, individuals, and jobs that I have been involved with over the .....
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Who will be the next District 1 Commissioner?

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Q & A with candidates vying for open Fillmore County District 1 Commissioner seat on March 31, 2015. Of 11,930 registered voters in all five districts of Fillmore County, District 1 has the most number of registered voters -- at 2,650. The question ..... 
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Marcia Kay Leibold

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Marcia Kay Leibold, age 58, of Winona, Minn., formerly of Wykoff, Chatfield and Spring Valley, died Tuesday evening, March 10, 2015, at her residence in Winona. Marcia was born February 28, 1957, in Rochester, the daughter of Kermit and Louella ..... 
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Kingsland to join GMLOS Track Cooperative

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

On January 21, a regular meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held; all members were present, including new member Ann Oeltjen, who replaced outgoing member Steve Tart. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by unanimous ap ..... 
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Short Stop remains open with sale

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Progress Edition

Wykoff residents can breathe a sigh of relief as the Wykoff Short Stop will remain open with a new owner. Spencer Wiesner purchased the business from Diane and Larry Anderson on January 2, 2015. Wiesner, who was born and raised in Rochester, ..... 
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Wilbur “Bill” Eickhoff

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Wilbur “Bill” Walter Eickhoff, age 86, a loving husband and father, died Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015, at his home in Stewartville. Bill was born September 10, 1928, in Fillmore, Minn., the son of Herbert and Dorothea (Niemeyer) Eickho ..... 
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Lyle L. Meyer

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Lyle L. Meyer, age 75, of Rochester, Minn. was called up to the heavens on Sunday, January 4, 2015. He was born on September 4, 1939, in Wykoff, Minn. to Lorenz and Alice (Wondrasch) Meyer. Lyle was raised on the farm and always had the work ethic an ..... 
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Harry H. Miller

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Harry H. Miller, age 86, of Minneapolis, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Crystal, Minn. Harry was born October 4, 1928 in Wykoff to Paul and Amanda Miller. He is preceded in death by wife, Beverly; sons, Richard and Jonathan. He is survived by ..... 
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Irene B. Jacobson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Irene B. Jacobson, age 95, of Wykoff, Minn., died Thursday morning, December 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Irene was born September 24, 1919, on a farm in rural Plover, Iowa, the daughter of O. A. and Bertha (Schoenberger) Zech. ..... 
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