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City of Porter to Spray for Mosquitoes
Because of the high mosquito population this year and the continued
risk of West Nile and other mosquito carried illnesses, the City
of Porter has contracted with All-State Mosquito Spraying to
help control the pests within the city.
Spraying will take place on Tuesday, July 15 beginning at 8:00
PM. If the weather is not suitable for spraying, a backup date
of Thursday, July 17 at 8:00 PM has been set. The vehicles used
for spraying will cover all streets and alleys within Porter.
Extra focus will also be put on the city park and tree lines
where mosquitoes are most concentrated.
During spraying, it is advised for humans and small pets to be
kept indoors. The spray is a safe compound for animals and
humans, but direct contact with the spray cloud is not
recommended. Depending on humidity levels, the spray will be
completely dry in 20 to 60 minutes after application.
The treatment is guaranteed to be effective for the first 30
days and should last up to 60 to 90 days.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact a member of
the city council.
Long-time Porter Resident Elvina Syltie Passes Away
Syltie, age 94, of Porter, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014
at the Sylvan Court Nursing Home in Canby. Funeral service will
be held 10:30 am on July 19th at Bethel Lutheran Church in
Porter with Rev. Ellen Munter officiating. Visitation will be
5-7 pm on Friday at Birk Funeral Home in Canby with a prayer
service at 6:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday one
hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in
Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, Porter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are
preferred to Bethel Lutheran Church, Sanford Canby Hospice or
Elvina was born January 11, 1920 in
Albert Lea, MN, the daughter of Otto & Martha (Davidson)
Bergerson. She was baptized and confirmed at Lime Creek Lutheran
Church, Emmons, MN. Elvina was raised on a farm in Freeborn
County. She graduated from Emmons High School and then attended
the University of Minnesota. While she was in college, she
worked for her room and board. After one year of college, she
moved to Ivanhoe, MN and worked as an Extension Agent for
Lincoln County. While living in Ivanhoe, she met Hans Syltie and
they were married June 8, 1941 at Lime Creek Lutheran Church.
After their wedding, they made their home on a farm near Porter
and remained there for 38 years before moving into Porter upon
Besides raising her children and helping
on the farm, Elvina was very active in various organizations and
activities. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church where she
served in church offices, WELCA offices, Sunday School teacher
and a confirmant mentor. She also loved to volunteer her time at
the nursing home, church, 4-H and school. Elvina was a Lincoln
County Horticultural member, Extension member and Sons of Norway
member. When she had time, she loved vegetable & flower
gardening and straw crafts.
Elvina is survived by her children,
Karen (Harlo) Peterson of Naples, FL, Anita (Eff) Embree of
Bloomington, IL, Ellen (Bill) Spurlock of Lakeville, MN and
Harvey (Paula) Syltie of Porter, MN; six grandchildren, Sara
Spurlock, Lisa (Phil) Canfield, Edward Embree, Annalea Embree,
Michael (Kelsey) Syltie & Lindsey Syltie; two great
grandchildren, Adam & Kylie Asleson and many nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; husband (1983); brother, Lester Bergerson (1999);
sister, Orla Christianson (2005) and brother, Marvin Bergerson
Blessed be her memory.
Full Obituary and Online Condolences (through Birk Funeral
Porter Post Office to Remain Open Under Revised Office
Based on feedback provided by 75 Porter
citizens, the US Postal Service will be keeping the Porter Post
Office open, but with much shorter window hours than in the
past. Citizens indicated that under the 2 hour per day window
hour schedule, that 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM would be the ideal time
for the Post Office window to be open Monday through Friday and
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday. The Post Office Lobby will
continue to remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for
patrons to pick up mail from PO Boxes and deposit outgoing mail
in the building.
Concerns were expressed about the pick-up time for outgoing mail
in our area. Under the Post Office's new schedule, all mail
leaving Porter and much of the surrounding area, departs at
approximately 1:00 PM daily. If a letter or parcel needs to go
out on a specific day, it is advised that you take it directly
to the Post Office by 1:00 PM that day to ensure that it goes
out on the truck. Letters picked up by route carries cannot be
guaranteed to make it to the Post Office by the mail departure
time and will likely go out with the following day's mail.
Postal Service representatives also
clarified concerns about how the Porter Post Office receives
credit for the mail that is handled and stamps sold. Only mail
received in the Porter Post Office and Delivered to the Porter
Post Office's PO Boxes is credited to the Porter Post Office.
Mail delivered street-side by route drivers is credited to the
Canby Post Office. For stamp sales, the current route driver has
been bringing stamp purchases to the Porter Post Office for
fulfillment when picked up within the City of Porter. All
stamps sold in the Porter Post Office, either through the window
or via PO Box are credited to the Porter Post Office, this is
also the case for any stamp orders addressed to the Porter Post
Office from anywhere. It was
also pointed out that stamps purchased online and delivered to
an address in the 56280 zip code are
now credited to the Porter Post Office as well.
Porter Community Hall Shadow Boxes Complete
New shadow boxes have been built in the Porter Community Hall
and will be used to display memorabilia from Porter's past. If you
have any items you wish to donate to the city to have displayed,
please contact any city council member. Original or high-quality
newspaper articles will be accepted.
Porter Community Hall Information
Check out the new area of our website with information about the
Porter Community Hall.
Porter Event Photos
Do you have photos of Harvest
Festival, the Porter Auction or other events? Email them to
caption descriptions and they will get posted to the Porter
Keeping The Community Informed Has Never Been Easier
Now it is even easier to pass the
word about events in Porter and the surrounding area. Simply
fill out the information form at the bottom of the all new
Community Events and Calendar
Page and submit your event. Your submission will be validated
and posted to the calendar promptly!
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