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Monday, October 27, 2014 9:13 AM

There are just a few days left before Election Day in Fillmore County. This has been an awkward time for me as I prepare for my retirement in the midst of an election for my job. As many of you may know, I was hired in Fillmore County over 35 years ago and have spent my entire career here working for the sheriff’s office. I’ve spent the last nine and a half years as your sheriff.

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Wykoff who voted in 2012 to elect me for the position of mayor for the city of Wykoff.    
  • Trying to figure out the facts in the school referendum, I spoke with Jody Withers, an education policy specialist at the state level.  
  • I have not known Tom Kaase for very long, but I have known him long enough to know he is a good man to fill the position of sheriff in Fillmore County.  
  • There are just a few days left before Election Day in Fillmore County. This has been an awkward time for me as I prepare for my retirement in the midst of an election for my job. As many of you may know, I was hired in Fillmore County over 35 years ago and have spent my entire career here working for the sheriff’s office. I’ve spent the last nine and a half years as your sheriff.

     
  • I am writing to recommend Brian Miner for Fillmore County sheriff. I serve with Brian on the Fillmore County Salvation Army Auxiliary Unit. Brian is the founder of the Fillmore County “Shop with a Cop” program. This event is very successful and impacts the lives of many of our citizens.

     
  • I am writing to recommend Tom Kaase as the next Fillmore County sheriff.  When I was the sheriff of Fillmore County, I hired Tom as a dispatcher/jailer.  When I left to become the police chief in the city of Lakeville, Sheriff Jim Connolly thought so much of Tom that he hired Tom as my replacement.  

     
  • I am a concerned citizen of Fillmore County and would like to express my personal feelings regarding the upcoming election for the position of sheriff of Fillmore County.

     
  • The Preamble to our Constitution clearly charges you and me, ordinary citizens, with the responsibility to "form a more perfect union.”  
  • Next month we elect a new county sheriff.  When the candidates ask for your vote, remember to question them about personal safety.

     
  • Two years ago I was present at and observed all but one of the frac sand "study" committee meetings in Houston County.  Eric Johnson, a township officer, was one of Rick Frank's and Bob Scanlan's handpicked people on the committee.

     
  • Recently a guest commentary in the Fillmore County Journal said that if United South Central School District (USC) in Wells, Minn., could build an EC-12 school for $28.8 million, Rushford should be able to do the same. I talked to USC Superintendent Dr. Jerry Jensen and learned that, as usual, we need to look beyond the numbers to explain why the R-P school will cost $38.165 million — more than the recently-opened school in Wells.

     
  • The Community Rights Alliance of Winneshiek County, along with hundreds of county residents and regional supporters, oppose the idea that permitting frac sand mining is in the best interests of the county.

     
  • I live in Saratoga Township near St. Charles. Last Sunday I walked in the Gladiolus Days parade with township neighbors and other Land Stewardship Project members working to stop frac sand mining. Some people I talked to thought this battle was won by defeating the sand plant proposed at St. Charles. They didn’t realize this is still an issue.

     
  • A President should have some knowledge of law, economics (business and finance), science (the environment), history and geography (including an understanding of religious and cultural differences).

     
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