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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COM00 4UNITY Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Page 12 New "Move Over" signs appear along south central, southwestern Minnesota highways Signs re-enforce safety ist on the Highway 22 for emergency respond- bridge near St. Peter while ers, highway workers moving cones for traffic control. Many others also Motorists. in south central have experienced closed and southwestern Minnesota calls. will start seeing black and "Law enforcement, emer- white "Move Over" signs gency responders and road on Interstate 90 and workers literally put their Highways 14, 60 and 169. lives on the line to keep The signs were recently roads safe for the motoring installed to remind drivers public," said MnDOT of the Ted Foss "Move District 7 Engineer Jim Over" law, which requires Swanson. "We have drivers on multilane high- installed 10 signs on our ways to move one lane busiest four-lane roads to away from emergency and remind motorists of the roadwork vehicles on the importance of this law." road or shoulder, or reduce The signs say: "State Law their speed if they are Move Over for Stopped unable to safely move over Emergency & Maintenance one lane. The law was Vehicles." named in honor of It is the responsibility of Minnesota State Patrol motorists to pay attention to Officer Ted Foss, who was ensure the safety of those killed Aug. 31, 2000, by an performing what are often errant driver on 1-90 in life-saving duties on state Winona County. highways, according to "By erecting the 'Move MSP. A "Move Over" cita- Over' signs this August, we tion can cost more than are honoring those who $100. have died while helping to The "Move Over" reduce a significant danger enforcement and education to troopers, MnDOT work- campaign is a component of ers and all who work on the the state's Toward Zero roadside," said Capt. Lori Deaths initiative--a multi- Betterton-Hodapp, MSP. agency effort to create a The law was expanded in culture for which traffic 2008 to include highway fatalities and serious inju- workers as they often share ries are no longer accept- a similar peril working on able through the integrated the state's busiest roads. As application of education, recent as last summer, a engineering, enforcement, local MnDOT worker was and emergency medical and hit by an inattentive motor- trauma services. Mac Century Farm By Karley Deprez dren Larry, Mike, Karen, and Nerdahl and live in Montevideo, In the 1890's Julius and Emily Maass and their family of four boys and three girls came to America from Braunsforth, Germany. In America, their last name changed to Maas. The family left Germany to avoid the military training and moved to America to reach the "Land of Opportunity." Julius already had a brother in America that had a farm in Minnesota. So, the family first moved to Minnesota Lake, MN to farm. In 1897 the family settled in Johnsonville Township, which is north of Walnut Grove. Their son, August bought the farm in 1910 and raised cows, chickens, and pigs, the usual livestock of the early farms. When he bought the farm there was a little white house. In 1912 August married Clara Maas. In 1922 August built a new house and 1937 he built a barn. The new house had electric lights, running water, and a bathroom. The little white house is now a shop. August and Clara had two boys and three girls. August was the clerk of Johnsonville Township. They met every month at August's house. When Ernest was a little boy he remembered a machine in his grove that he used to play on. Later on he found out it was a wooden threshing machine, which of course now is replaced by the combine. When Ernest was 15 years old he decided to quit school to be a farmer. Ernest was determined to farm, even if he had to husk corn by hand. In 1951, Ernest and Eldora wed. Before Eldora was married she used to work for JC Penney in Marshall but then decided to be a housewife. Over the years Ernest also did cus- tom farming for farmers. Ernest and Eldora have four chil- Marsha. Larry married Pattie and they had three children -- Heather, MN. The couple have three children -- Sara, Eric, and Tracy. Marsha, the last of the family, is married to Eliot Yurdaul and lives in Ernest and Christopher, and Trevor. Heather Lowre has three girls -- Cindy, Caitlyn, and Cameron. Christopher is married to Lisa and they live in Le Center, MN. Trevor now lives on the Century farm and works at Runnings in Marshall. Michael, second child of Ernest and Eldora, lives in Tracy and does cus- tom fanning for a farmer. Karen, third child, is married to Mark 3ra Maas Stromsburg, NE. They have two children -- Clay and Grace. Ernest, in his spare time, used to enjoy restoring old tractors. About two years ago Ernest and Eldora decided to move off the farm and are now living in the Country View Senior Living Community. G&R ELECTRIC 168 4th St., Tracy, MN 56175 , MA'CrAG, JEYN AIR & Dh'cTV A, LG APPLIANCES Am) ELECTROMCS We servlee all makes and modds. Residential & Commercial lring Phone 507-629-4250 email: License # CA04099 Complete Auto Repair Windshield & Glass ....... Diagnostics-All domestic All major & minor repair Wheel Alignment & Tires ! 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