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www.tricountynews.mn PAGE 27 October 20, 2016 I support Mike Housman for Meeker County Commissioner. I've known Mike for over ten years and I have a lot of respect for him. Mike is honest, intelligent,, fair minded, reliable, fiscally conservative, and has a very strong work ethic. Mike's business-minded approach is exactly what we need to help make government operate efficiently. For these reasons, I will vote for Mike Housman and I enthusiastically support Mike Housman for Meeker County Commissioner. Don Hoversten, Dassel MN Paid political endorsement The Watkins Fire Department gathered Monday evening, Oct. 17, for training with their brand-new fire truck. Pictured are: (kneeling) Ray Schlangen, Dan Flaschenriem, Walter Kramer, Michael Knisely, Mark Geislinger, Keith Peters, Peter Schindler, Tom Ertl, and Bruce Walz; (standing) Marc Wirz, Chad Unterberger, Marly Kramer, Flavian Kramer, Dave Tschumperlin, Jerry Hesse, Fran Vossen, Bruce Schmitz, Ron Kramer, Jason Unterberger, Rob Pederson, Jason Klein, Dan Waldorf, and Brian Harff. The only member missing that night was Kurt Nistler. Staffphoto by Jean Doran Matua. I>@ You can now order rubber stamps, seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look] 70 Main Street South Kimball {3201 398-5000 = We endorse Greg Nelson Right now, people are tired of party politics, but local races shed those labels, with voters concentrating instead on the basic issues that affect their day-to-day lives. That s what allows the two of us, one a former Republican Senator and one a former chair of the 7th Congressional District DFL, to write this letter on behalf of Greg Nelson, candidate for county commissioner in Meeker County District 2. After years of working at the State Capitol, one as senator and the other as a !obbyist for small cities, we learned that trust in a person doesn t depend on party. It depends on an elected official's strong work ethic, integrity, willingness to study issues, ination to make decisions based on policy rather and determ ..... e seen than politics. Those are some of the posmve quahtms we v in Greg Nelson and why we can both whole-heartedly endorse his run for county commissioner. Steve Dille, Dassel Nancy Larson, Dassel Meeker SWCD names outstanding conservationist for 2016 Mike Swanson has been named habitat. Outstanding Conservationist for Mike has restored four wet- 2016 by the Meeker County Soil lands by disrupting tile and build- and Water Conservation District. ing dikes to retain water and has Swanson owns 448 acres of more than a mile of field wind- land in Darwin and Forest City breaks at six locations. townships, of which approxi- The Swanson homestead is mately 300 acres are in a grassed located on Dunns Lake in Darwin Conservation Reserve Program Township. Mike built a concrete (CRP), 10 acres are building sites, retaining wall and constructed and the remaining 138 acres are four dikes to create settling ponds, woods and slough, preventing runoff into the lake. One county ditch, two private Swanson has done exten- ditches, and two grassed water- sive landscaping at his shoreline ways are on Swanson's acreage, all including a 150 foot waterfall, fire buffered by grassed CRP. Cattails pit, outdoor fireplace, pergola and and other natural vegetation arboretum. More than 50 vari- remain on alarge area of the lower eties of trees and plants are fea- ground. He diligently manages his tured in the arboretum and multi- acres to keep out invasive trees ple perennial gardens throughout and noxious weeds. Throughout the property. the years Mike has sought the Mike Swanson will be hon- advice of the Natural Resource ored at a Tuesday, Dec. 6, lun- Conservation Service and SWCD cheon at the annual convention of for issues regarding weed control the Minnesota Association of Soil or other issues he has had on his and Water Conservation Districts CRP acres, in Bloomington, Minn., an event The only plowing done on co-sponsored by The Farmer Swanson's acres is for 16 one-acre Magazine. food plots which he plants into Swanson has been a silent con- corn each year to attract pheas- servation hero for many years. He ants and deer. He also removed is always willing to lend a helping woody cover to improve wildlife hand to any of his neighbors who Mike Swanson has been named Meeker County's Outstanding Conservationist for 2016. Submitted photo. need some technical advice or are looking for advice as to whether they should put their land into a conservation program. Swanson is a great conservation activist for our community. lira