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C: f:t:> ! o HAPPY NE[41 YEAR! i IlPlJ!l!flll!lLt!l[l!rl II 7s, Inside'i "s Your Schools.. ECO RD CommunityEd...page6 Senior News... page 6 Bill's Bits... 6 ,o:o,,,,o,,c,oo, Sports page 8 Public Notices... page 13 Classifieds... page 17 Cold Spring, MN 56320 ROCORI Band Cards Available The new 2014 Band Discount Cards are now available. If you would like to purchase a card, call Judy Anderson at 363-8262 or contact any ROCORI Band Member. Richmond River Lake Days meeting January 6th, 2014 (1st Mon- day) at 7:00 PM --- Richmond City Hall. Please join us and help plan the 2014 RLD Celebration. Please call Tucker at 597-2385 with any questions. ROCORI Schools Holiday Schedule Tuesday, December 31 New Year's Eve Holiday Wednesday, January 1 New Year's Day Holiday Thursday, January 2 CLASSES RESUME A SPECIAL THANK YOU The American Legion would like to thank the Food Shelf, the Salvation Army and the Senior Center for their volunteer time and efforts in the joint venture that provides toys and bicycles to families in need during the Holi- day Season. We were honored to donate the use of our facility to dispense the toys and bikes that will make a wonderful Christmas for lots of local children. Commander Chuck Kuebelbeck City of Cold Spring to Open Pioneer Park & Sledding Hill for the Season We would like to inform you that the ice rink and Warming House at Pioneer Park is open. Also, the sledding hill along 14th Avenue will be open starting im- mediately We hope to have a great season and look forward to seeing you all winter long! Warming House Hours: Weekdays 3:30 - 9:30 p.m. Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sundays 12:00 noon - 9:30 p.m. Christmas Vacation Weekdays 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sledding Hill Hours: Open each day until 10:00 p.m. When the temperature falls below 10 degrees below zero, the warming house will be closed You are Invited to New Year's Eve at St. Boniface Marian Chapel In the book "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons" (The Marian Movement of Priests), Mary implores her Beloved Priests and Faithful to begin the New Year with her in Prayer! Prayer in thanksgiving, repara- tion, and prayer for each other! Here at St. Boniface, we invite you to accept this invitation and join us in bringing in the New Year with prayer. We will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacra- ment in the MARIAN CHAPEL at St. Boniface immediately fol- lowing the 4:30 p.m. Mass on De- cember 31, New Year's Eve. Clos- ing will take place at 8:30 p.m. This is your personal invita- tion to come and join us. There will be coffee and snacks to keep up your energy. ALSO, join us in the Parish Center after closing for a little fellowship, snacks and fun! Your Hometown Newspaper Since 1899 Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Expansion at Wenner's Rockville facility will make it one of Nation's largest LP gas storage sites Company adding 320,000 gallon capacity '- Successful business operators see a need and they fill it. That's what happened several years ago when Wenner Gas Company built an LP-gas rail transfer fa- cility near Rockville. Cold Spring's Wenner Compa- ny started as a general store in 1880 and gradually changed to the hardware store it is today in dowptown Cold Spring. It was 19404hen the company began selling 100 lb. tanks of propane gas and from that part of the business, the Wenner Gas Com- pany was born. Currently Wenner Gas Com- pany uses delivery trucks to transport LP gas to about 1,400 retail customers in this area. There are peak times of the year when more propane is used, such as corn drying time when farm- ers purchase propane to operate their dryers. Other uses in the retail sector include home heat, water heaters, cooking and some vehicle fuel usage. Changes in how LP gas is transported and the limited stor- age capacity in the area spurred the need for a large storage facil- ity. That facility would need to be near a railroad so railcars could transport the fuel to the storage sight. Wenner Gas Com- pany originally looked into ex- panding in Cold Spring, but Cold Spring, Rockville and Richmond had started work on a different use for the railroad bed running between the towns - the RO- CORI Trail was in the planning stages so the gas company had to look for property with access to a railroad. Wenner Gas Company pur- chased 11 acres just east of Rockville on Highway 23 that is near 1-94 and a rail spur was constructed to provide railcar ac- cess to the storage facility. The company started with a 300,000 gallon capacity. Although a little apprehen- sive when the origifial storage facility was constructel', the Wenners began to realize they needed even more capacity and have recently began adding eight 40,000 gallon tanks that will increase the total storage capacity to 620,000 gallons. The company will be capable of mov- ing 900,000 gallons of LP gas each day. Fourth generation brothers Carl, Pat and Jim Wenner be- lieve they could move as many as 60 million gallons of propane fuel through the storage facility each year. With the physical changes to the facility comes a new name, the transfer station began oper- ating under the name Rockville Propane Terminal in November after the creation of a limited li- ability company (LLC) between Wenner Gas Company and CHS, Inc. CHS is an energy, grains and foods company and the na- tion's leading farmer-owned co- operative. The new LLC will ac- cess and distribute propane from the expanded terminal to serve CHS customers and new cus- tomers in the Central Minnesota area. Seeing a need and filling it has helped make the Rockville Propane Terminal one of the largest LP-gas rail transfer facil- ities in the United States. ........ t s wiees St. Boniface Assumpti Camp :Holy Cross- Pearl Lake Cold Spring New Year's Eve 4:30 p.m. New Year's Day 9:30 a.m. St. James- Jacobs Prairie New Year's Eve 8:00 p.m. New Cold ',: : New Year's Eve 4:00 p.m. ....... of the Immaculate Conception Church- Rockville New Year's Day 9:00 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul- Richmond New Year's Eve 5:00 p.m. Have a Safe, Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Way [00ack when .. One of eight new 40,000 gallon tanks is lifted into position at the Rockville Propane Terminal. The expansion will give the terminal a total storage capacity of 620,000 gallons, making it the largest trans- fer facility in the United States. % It's been too cold for snowman making snow, but when this picture was taken it wasn't. Does anyone know who these snowman builders are, and when the photo was taken? Call us at 320-685-8621. The picture of the basketball team in a couple weeks ago was taken in 1978. The team members from left to right are: Dave Jungels, Todd Swanson, Randy Brink, Bruce Theisen, Steve Soenneker, Gary Backes, Cal Brink, Mark Schneider, Mark Sauer, Rick Bell, Nick Demuth, Tim Feldhege, Doug Brink and Bob Larson. The managers from left to right are: Tim Mick, Ted Schwegel, Marv Mueller and Dave Adams.