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Public Notices for 9/26/16

By Staff | Sep 25, 2016

Among the many papers Ted Stout’s parents left for him and that came in handy for the family’s Century Farm application were a furlough telegram and a letter from Ted’s grandfather asking his father to come home from the war and help save the family farm. There was also a letter from The American Red Cross among those papers to help support the request.

The story begins with the lineage of the farm. John P. Mullen established the 160-acre farm in 1906 but sold it to Adolph Smallfield in 1907. Smallfield’s son, Ted, and his wife, Mabel, took ownership of the farm in 1941.

After their daughter Lucien married William Robert Stout, Stout was recruited into the U.S. Army. During his enlistment, his father-in-law was injured, requiring an amputation of his left leg. This caused Ted Smallfield to retire from farming, but he wanted to keep the farm in the family, so he wrote a letter to his son-in-law saying that if William Robert could get a discharge from the Army to come home and farm, the farm would be his.

Stout was able to get an emergency furlough, with the assistance of a letter from Winifred Bartlett of the Red Cross that outlined the situation and stated that William Robert was “under great mental and moral strain because of the dilemma in which he has found himself and his dears ones,” and that he was “doing his best to save his family from financial ruin and possible mental breakdown, and at the same time to do his duty as a loyal citizen and soldier.”

A subsequent telegram was sent from H. Carl Anderson, a Member of Congress, to M. Tedd Evans in Washington, D. C., that read: “THE WAR DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING INTO STOUTS APPLICATION. STOP. I HAVE REQUESTED THAT HIS FURLOUGH BE EXTENDED UNTIL HIS STATUS CAN BE DECIDED. STOP. WILL BE ADVISED TOMORROW AS TO ACTION.”

That furlough was eventually extended indefinitely in order to save his family farm, which it did.

Since then, William Robert Stout and his wife, Lucien, and their descendants have built up the farm.

After William Robert and Lucien owned the four-bedroom house, their son Ted and his wife, Joan, took over in 2005. Ted and Joan built a new Victorian Drama Style home in 2003 with a tower and a wrap-around porch on the site. It has only three bedrooms but more square footage than the previous home. It also has a three-car garage.

Ted Stout said that there have always been pigs and sheep raised on the farm. Originally, the families also raised chickens, cows, oats and corn.

Currently, the farm has grown to three times its original size, which is three-quarters of a section plus 200 acres. The Stouts are raising 4,400 pigs in three barns and 345 sheep.

“We also put up the new hoop barn,” Ted Stout said, indicating the structure in the center of the yard which stores large round hay bales.

“The cattle shed is gone now,” he added. “There’s a new sheep shed as well as the hoop barn. We’re having a new aerial photo take later this summer, hopefully after we take down the two silos.”

The Stouts also grow soybeans and alfalfa in addition to corn, and sometimes barley.

Ted Stout also shared that his mother went to school in Hayfield, where she also walked to get the mail. Currently, the farm is in the Pipestone School District, where the Stouts’ two grown children had once attended.

Both Stouts work on the farm, with Joan focusing on the sheep. Their son gets time off his regular job annually to help with farm work, especially the custom manure hauling portion of the business.

Ted and Joan produced their Century Farm Sign which she said was actually awarded them in 2014.

The Stout Family Farm is located at 725 130th Ave., Pipestone.That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/ Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof;

PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:

DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 9, 2016, 10:00 AM

PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Office, 320 Dr. H. Russ Street, Blue Earth, MN

to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within 6 Months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns.

DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 or the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes section 580.23 is May 9, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m.

MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE

THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.

Dated: September 7, 2016

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Assignee of

Mortgagee

PFB LAW, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

By: Jonathan R. Cuskey, Michael V. Schleisman

Attorneys for:

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Assignee of

Mortgagee

55 East Fifth Street, Suite 800

St. Paul, MN 55101-1718

651-209-7599

651-228-1753 (fax)

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.

16205-16-00527-1

September 19, 26,

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016

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Notice of Hearing on Final Assessments for Improvement

No. F17.109082

Smith Drive and

North Circle Drive

Improvements 2015

Notice is hereby given that the city council of Blue Earth will meet in the Public Safety Building Meeting Room at 120 S. Walnut Street at 5:05 p.m. on October 3, 2016, to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for Improvement No. F7.109082. Adoption by the council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. The proposed roll is on file with the City Clerk and open to public inspection. The following is the area proposed to be assessed, Smith Drive from the west end to Moore Street, Moore Street from Smith Drive to Circle Drive, Circle Drive from Moore Street to Galbraith Street pursuant to Minn. Stat. 429.011 to 429.111.

In addition, this assessed area includes pavement maintenance improvements for Tanglewood Lane from the south end to Smith Drive, Oak Knoll Court from Circle Drive to Tanglewood Lane, and Meadow Lane from the west end to Oak Knoll Court.

The total amount to be assessed for the improvements is $295,870.61 and is payable in annual installments over a period of 15 years. Written or oral objections will be considered at the hearing.

An owner of property to be assessed may appeal the assessment to the district court of Faribault County pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk.

No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment adopted by the City Council unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. All objections to the assessments not received at the assessment hearing in the manner prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.061 are waived, unless the failure to object at the assessment hearing is due to a reasonable cause.

Under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 435.193 to 435.195, the City may, at its discretion, defer the payment of assessments for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older for whom it would be a hardship to make payments.

The mailed notice of this hearing to property owners contains additional information.

BY ORDER OF THE

CITY COUNCIL

Timothy P. Ibisch, City Clerk

September 19, 26, 2016

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON FINAL ASSESSMENTS

FOR IMPROVEMENT

NO. 022-591-001

MAIN STREET AND 6TH STREET IMPROVEMENTS 2016

Notice is hereby given that the city council of Blue Earth will meet in the Public Safety Building Meeting Room at 120 S. Walnut Street at 5:05 p.m. on October 17, 2016, to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for Improvement No. 022-591-001. Adoption by the council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. The proposed roll is on file with the City Clerk and open to public inspection. The following is the area proposed to be assessed, on Main Street from Seventh Street north to Fifth Street and Sixth Street from Main Street to Nicollet Street pursuant to Minn. Stat. 429.011 to 429.111.

The total amount to be assessed for the improvements is $251,251.91 and is payable in annual installments over a period of 15 years. Written or oral objections will be considered at the hearing.

An owner of property to be assessed may appeal the assessment to the district court of Faribault County pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk.

No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment adopted by the City Council unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. All objections to the assessments not received at the assessment hearing in the manner prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.061 are waived, unless the failure to object at the assessment hearing is due to a reasonable cause.

Under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 435.193 to 435.195, the City may, at its discretion, defer the payment of assessments for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older for whom it would be a hardship to make payments.

The mailed notice of this hearing to property owners contains additional information.

BY ORDER OF THE

CITY COUNCIL

Timothy P. Ibisch, City Clerk

September 19, 26, 2016

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

Snow Removal Services

For: Blue Earth AgCenter parking lot

Blue Earth Economic Development, PO Box 38, Blue Earth, MN 56013 is accepting proposals for snow plowing and de-icing services at the AgCenter Building on an as needed basis.

The EDA reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all proposals or to award multiple contracts as may be deemed in the best interest of the EDA.

RFP Packet available at City Hall. Call 507-526-7336 with any questions. RFP due at 5 pm October 7, 2016.

Sept. 26, October 3, 2016

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

Court File No. 22-PR-16-483

Estate of:

James L. Oswald,

Decedent

NOTICE OF INFORMAL

APPOINTMENT OF

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO

CREDITORS (INTESTATE)

Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted.

Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Debra Oswald, whose address is 8999 State Hwy 254, Frost, MN 56033 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.

Any objections to the appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.

Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.

Dated: September 9, 2016

Julie Hansen, Registrar

Vicky Driscoll,

Court Administrator

Dated: September 9, 2016

Attorney For

Personal Representative

David F. Frundt

Frundt & Johnson, Ltd.

117 West 5th Street

P.O. Box 95

Blue Earth, MN 56013

Attorney License No.: 028550X

Telephone: (507) 526-2177

Fax: (507) 526-4477

Email:dfrundt@

frundt-johnson.com

Sept. 26, October 3, 2016

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

Court File No. 22-PR-16-502

Estate of

Charlette A. Kretchmer,

Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION

FOR PROBATE OF WILL

AND APPOINTMENT OF

PERSONAL

REPRESENTATIVE AND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

It is Ordered and Notice is given that on October 25, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 415 N. Main St., Blue Earth, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated, August 13, 1999, (“Will”), and for the appointment of Elizabeth J. Wolken, Dr. Robert A. Kretchmer, and Nancy Kiehm whose addresses are 78872 570th Ave., Jackson, MN 56143, 3140 Priest Lane, Mound, MN 55364, and 31794 460th Ln, Palisade, MN 56469, as Personal Representatives of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representatives will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate.

Notice is also given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.

Dated: September 12, 2016

BY THE COURT

Douglas L. Richards,

Judge of District Court

Julie Hansen, Deputy

Vicky Driscoll,

Court Administrator

(COURT SEAL)

Date: September 12, 2016

Attorney For Petitioners

Ryan A. Gustafson

Frundt & Johnson, Ltd.

117 West 5th Street

P.O. Box 95

Blue Earth, MN 56013

Attorney License No.: 0392220

Telephone: (507) 526-2177

Fax: (507) 526-4477

Email:rgustafson@

frundt-johnson.com

Sept. 26, October 3, 2016

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