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3E notices MEETING AND TOWNSHIP Clerk of the Town of reby give notice, as f law. MS 205.175 Subd. 3; 16 SulxI. 4; that the Annual Officers for the Town of March 12,2002. Polls will be open from ,8:00 p.m. and the offices to are as follows: supervisor foe the term of and to elect orm clerk for a Meeting will convene at 3o any and all business at said rneetir when Any voter who s not do so at this election inclement weather, the may be postponed 25,2002 Rothi, Town Clerk Township 5, 12,2002) given that sealed by the Big Stone atthe Autor, 20 SE 2rid Minnesota 56278 until of April, 2O02 of the following 1415 &apos; a Point at or near 1,137 north west comer 04' R4SW, to a point at south and 800 feet section 16, T123N,  and Ammta Mm .................... 1,891 CY 21,305 CY ....... 9,972 CY .7,159 Ton of $20 fee (non- payab to Big Department), mnesota Street, 839-2594. the right to or any part of e akx kentBd on of at least Said chsck event Itmt into a comract 30 cksing eme of R. ,ac==x_. 12, will and its Internet Thu,,.r,.Y- March 21, at u wnar  12, 19, 2002) Resolved that the January bills be paid in the amount of $488,583.81 Approved cash balance sheet and investments Approved tuition agreement request for Jay & Myra Mielitz The School Board Recessed at 1:15 PM to the Library/Media Center where Lieutenant Governor Mae Schunk held a public meeting to discuss educational and area concerns. The School Board Reconvened at 2:40 P.M. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Business Manager's Report: The Business Manager's report was presented by Sarah Miller. She wanted the board to be aware that additional QZ funds are now availate. Review Enrollment Projection: Superintendent, Jeff Taylor, presented the erwollment projections. Review Make-Up Days: Due to nice weather, the only scheduled makeup day, is February 15, 2002. ACTION ITEMS: f Approx. the hidn of Kelly Vangsness or t'- :SL posihon: M/Thymian, S/Zahrbock, and unanimously earned to ve b_. hiring of Kelly Vangsness to e -iL position for the current scr<)ol year. Approve the hiring of Edgar Mantilla for ESL aide position: MIMaas, .Sompson., and unanimously carried [o ajojroyp., trm hiring of Edgar Mantilla as l::,St..eide for me current school year. Spectal Education Services SW/WC Service Coop vs. MRVED: M/Thymian, S/Mass, and unanimously carried to discontinue our contract with SW/WC for the 2003-04 school year. SupL Tay!or will send the required one-year nonce of termination to SW/WC. Resolution Directing the Superintendent to Make Recommendations for Adjustments in Curriculum, Programs and Staff for the 2002-03 School Year: M/Thompson, S/Mass, and unanimously earned to direct the superintendent to make recommendations for adjustments in curriculum, programs and staff for the 202e-03 school year. quest from Big Stone School Distr!ct: M/Mass, S/Zahrbock, and unammousty carried to help pay fees cumm by U Bg Stone cnom at this year's South Dakota Lepeiative session. Revmw the Following Policies: 614 - School  Testing Plan and Procedure 615 - Basic Standards Testing, Accommodations, Modifications and Exemptions for IEP, Section 504 ocmnodt and LEP Student 616 - School District System Account 617 - School District Ensurance of Preparatory and High School Standards M/Thymian, S/Thompson, and unammousty carried to approve the obeys p: es . Closed Session - Negotiations Strategy: M/Thymian, S/Zafirbock and unanimously carried to close the meeting for negotiation strategies at P.M.- 0000ened = 4:,, First Option to Purchase - Glenn DINGS OF Agenda. Motion was made by council member Reinke, and seconded by council member Oakes to approve the Consent Agenda which included the fo41owing items: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of February 4, 2002. 15: Motion oproving.payment of bills as presented. With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. RECOMMENDATIONS OF BOARDS,COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS: Council discussed recommendations received from the Park & Recreation board. D,nnel moved Berkner seconded and the motion passed unanimously to table the matter of dissolving the Park/Golf Superintendent position until a later date. Council was informed of the advertising for positions of pool director. summer rec director, and parks director. Dinnel moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously to not reapply for the DNR Outdoor Recreation grant for the development of a Riverside Park restroom. Council next discussed the recommendations of the Police Civil Service Commission. Reinke moved and Berkner seconded that a resolution be adopted Hiring Part Time Police Officers (RES 02-016). With Sellin, Oakes, Reinke, Dorry, and Berkner voting in favor, and with Dinnel voting against, the motion carried 5-1. Dinnel next asked Chief Hormann about the drug dog program and asked that a report be presented to council regarding the status of that program. Hormann stated that he would provide requested report after upcoming recertification testing. Next counc/I reviewed a recommen- dation from the utility committee for approval of a contribution to the TNT project of the Southwest Foundation. It was noted that the committee had fproposed $5k from light fund and $5k rein hospital fund. Oakes moved and Reinke seconded that a resolution be in favor, the motion carried. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Dinnol announced that the proposed date for the council retreat will be March 25th from 10:.00 &m. to 5:00 p.m. and tentatively would be held at the golf clubhouse. Council  the clubhouse dsck proiect and Terry Gore asked if they coulo go ahead and edvartise for bids. Discussion about available funding followed and it was decided that the mayor and clerk-administrator would meet with golf board personnel and review the funding status of said prOjeCt. Dinnei read a memorandum from city attorney regarding the Hwy 7 project. He stated that pursuit of damages pursuant to the project contract would be advisable instead of seeking reimbursement for actual damage the city incurred. Dinnei moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously rescinding the motion of 2/4/02 seeking actual damage reimbursement on the Hwy 7 project. City attorney was instructed to meet w.d, project engineer to move forward wn saKl actioos. NEW BUSINESS: Council reviewed a proposed border cities tax credit agreement. Reinke moved and Berkner seconded and the ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Dorry moved the ad)oumment of the meeting and with no oections thereto, Dinnel adjourned me February 19, 2002 meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 8:56 p.m. ,. Roman C. Taffe, City Clark-Administrator Rosen news I By Mrs. MJ. Kirehberg Mrs. Todd Fatland of Sioux Falls spent March I st weekend at the home of her mother Mrs. Joan Strei. On Saturday evening, March 2 she was among Mr. and Mrs. Glen Abramowski, Joseph and Anthony, Betty Nelson, Mrs. Adeline Rudnick guests of Mrs. Joan Strei at Club 7-75 to celebrate her birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Fran Kareis entertained dinner and afternoon guests at their home on Sunday, March 3rd in honor of their son Robert's confirmation. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pillatzke of Nassau, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pillatzke of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Karcis, Mike Kareis of Fargo, Mrs. Almira Karcls, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Adelman and family. ' Mr. and Mrs. Mike Paveiko and family of Wortl-fington spent March 2 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pillatzki. Saturday evening, March 2 visitors at the Nyland Larson home were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Miller and family and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Larson and family. Alfred Volkenant attended the funeral of Mrs. Leo Haas at St. Michael's Church in Madison on Saturday, March 2, 2002. Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kirchberg Caleb and Ethan of New Ulm and Marvin Kirchberg of Bloomington were Saturday, March 2 and 3 guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Additional guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer Eric and Tomoyo and Sunday forenoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg and Laura. Joan Ronglien of Ortonville was a Wednesday Feb. 27 afternoon visitors at de Roy Schuelke home. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family were among supper and evening guests at the John Plathe home in honor of their daughter Morgan's 6th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family were among Sunday, March 3 supper and evening guests at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville in honor of Mrs. Wildung's birthday. Robert Karels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fnm Karels and Christopher Strei, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grog Strei were Radermacher Property: M/Maas, motion passed unanimously approving confirmed at St. John's Catholic S/Thompson and unanimously carried the new border cities tax credit .... ,-,_ .,, ,. ..... j .... to m Itm ln aW_eement a  !r a..unanO the L, z E u.rtonvLte on =a. INFORMATION ITEMS- " -.  . / uJtcen Slattei-y of FergusFalls Mr. Marthaler, Mr. Rheingans a! several teachers will be attondit a .....  and R etnke secon.  spent liday till Saturday, March 2 at ano me mouon passoo unanimously tbe home of t, ..,.,.. ta ,,--=.- meeting pertaining to studentAbsting approving the following board, v .... ., ,m.u., ;me.."mm that will monitor the progress of an committee and commission u=. . individual student. Thin testing could appointments: :Saturday, March 2 afternoon help us meet the new testing Border City Tax Credit Commisdon. visitors at the Warren Kimhberg home rlKl that we will be facing in  Jur,  ArrKR, Becky Parker were Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kirchberg the I future, uwil ervioa uommission - Marilyn and sons of New UIm. Art,  and Science curriculums Hanson, Mike Dora/ Mr. and Mrs: Roger Karels will be reviewed this year by MRVED as pert of the Curriculum Review Cycle. T . . accompanied by Mrs. Dlrose g.arels olecommunlcatlons Board - Alan ,,--:_ e.- r,: ....... o. _.1-.. u.__,. nwiew and dl is a ..........  ct= w,.,,=..  013 b=g otu,m ..ny w ounuy, rn=r:. priority in our staff development Golf Board - David Dinnel, Glenn guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. program. Rob Rodas in honor of their daughter CONRRM MEETING DATES: Nelson Regular Februanj Board Meeting will Health Care Board - Mike Dotty AJana's 2ed birthday. be held Tuudw, Folxuy 19, 2002  Library Board- Brenda Dinnel, Loners Scott Kareis of Ortonville spent BOARD Sogin Saturday and Sunday at the home of 12:00 P.M. in the Superintendents Planning Commission Steve Kay Karels and sons Rick and giles. Barkner, Tom Kindt Adjourn: 5.'00 P.M. Board of Adjustment - Lenom Sellin, Michael. Mrs. Pauline Karels and 2002 BmntZahrboc& SteveBerkner, TomKindt Sarah of Ortonviile were Sunday, met Clerk Park & Recreation Board - David March 3 afternoon visitors. January James Nelson, Dinnei, Vki Oak Mr. and Mrs. Jo Karels Jon and in the  Tree Board - John Cunningham, Scott Joey spent Thursday till Sunday in the Huizenga Cities to attended th, State High S. Maas, J. Tree & Weed Inspector- Scott M. Klopol, R. School Wrestling Tourney where their Sarah -Ron Athey, Chief; son Joey was on the Ortonville end Randy McLaln, Asst. Chief; Tom KJndt, Wrestling team. The also visited at the Treasurer; Jerry Wi, Secrotllry; Andy Karels home in Burmville. called to order by  Arndt, Trai Officer M.J. Kirchberg was hospitalized at Next council discussed the request the Ortonvillc Hospital Wednesday, was Ihe from the BClP steering committee to Board for use,cats space and utilities at the clinic March 6 till Friday, March 8. building for the proposed tolowork - , the project. Wally Ro..gers, community for SClP, Big Stone City m answer questior=s on the rustler and senior dtizens me match required from Blandln for it's $200k grant for this project. Dinnel ;i , moved and Roinke seconded that a ]gw/yI ZliIow, Slqldary resolution be adopted Approving Big Stone Sr. Citizens met on T....Pr.Pr.Pr.Pr.Pr.Pr CoNdbulion (RES 0- , ]M[am 5th with 26 attending u, el. wm all voflng in favor, and enjoying a pot luck dinner at the motion cameo. t City . Dorry moved and Bedw mmondod noon. Roast beef and chicken were and the motion passed unanimously served together with I pot luck. We Olhem P?mm. Terry Gem, Randy approving the payment of hospital drew for many door prizes, sang Moammn, unto tteOOSt, Dan Sler, pmjsct pay requn #8 in the amount of happy birthday, sang the table prayer $151,164.00 fr0m hOSllal bol flmdl Wally Rogers, Gary Dinnel, Mona Reinke moved and Dorr>, secone and pledge to the flag before we Slm Jm , Dalm Roe. met a rmmk be edama/I .m,mem served diimer. We began our meeting ..e,  . aot omms: A motion m olered by Reinke and M0.,ee _.Led.go._ Gamig'''it at 1 p.m. with Pres. lleen taking pp.cauon IHl= 02-019). With all charge. Secty's report was given by Imooodod by Berknor and the motion members voting in favor, the motion Myrtle in the absence of Evelyn. She e RemMonir, , also save the Treas. repot Both were Dinnel announced the roi of Ulaxien tmrmmmm and apptovl as read. A motion was made his Son vofc and seconded that we discontinue Inc. lO.b  me., me allieatkm of Iv Rakow lor It  vamey. Sal_ bringing" door prizes. Principal Lipka Da Rou, Trod Boani, " hx Jim 12.b  dk IXOklCl 1 Cundl rotnl del councCs  foe --n Ime and Mr. Snyder and Barnhardt from discuss school bminem and advimi us Thymim vli duma's  Ibe .ding tree . ben  and for  of the Big Stone school board came to 13. f Ulxadan mJomlion wa m mmtofllmlmolmm at to school finances. There being no  REOOGNn'toINMD u,..arequest for removal of other business our meeting was PRIESENTATIONS: me  lrom the ofmrch hadsta adjourned. Ilene, Clara and Mildred | C, im,.at 7:30 P.IML in iiilalBd to 1  flrsKd iwmlL conlml of laid our tables for our April 2rid meeting. 1 OalmovedendSelnmondand . T albrpughtfonNlaa The aftemoon was spent playing caros the motion pg/toed unanimously mcI relier to agggove the hm,,=., ,4 and bingo. to ... . the " a, or tbe ,lsbursomont cuto, det.. honey sse - Glenn imtnnee I Randy MortanNn, Water Monitor, Lone., nlua of .,the,.councll wu to not RNd II :of 11 deal n " session for employee oorformanc- .s for .'mo L__:s.s s /  .... no aceon taken thereon memmd ttw eons to tm made to the Consent regumr meeUng to the . "-. .... / ........ -t" J''-. lr*e 12,2002 0000INDEPENDENT PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 200 6:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS CJU, L TO ORDER AND FIOLL CALL: upon dm and proper not, Mayor Dinn called the rescheduled regular mt of the Omm City  to ocaler at 6:00 p.m. Roll call was taken with the following being present: Mel Reinke, Dan Ookoa, Lisa Berkner, Lento Sin, Mo Doey, Dav Dn, end with thef@tlowing absent: Artie /rndL CRy Staff Present: Romon Taffe, Join Pauimn IS:SOl. Obituaries -% I III I Tracy Rebehn Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 9, at St. Michael's Catholic Church of Madison, for Tracy Rebehn. Father Jeff Horejsi and Father Robert P. Goblirsch officiated at this service. Special music was provided by organist Kelly Hanson, soloist Pat Krebs and the St. Michael's Choir. Honor groups were the Christian Mother's Society and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 158. Active pallbearers included: Cliff Winkel, Wade Schwan, Brctt Schwan, Kelly Mullins, Casey Mullins, Elizabeth Rebehn, Dmitriy Rebehn and John Rebehn. Concluding services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Tracy Kashmark was horn on May 7, 1919, in rural Milan, to parents John and Frances (Rudnick) Kashmark. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Edison Township. Tracy attended country school near her parents farm. She was united in marriage on Oct. 30, 1947 to Albert Rebehn at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Hoiloway. To this union four children were born. After marriage Tracy and Albert Gladys Weeding Funeral services for Gladys Weeding, 93, of Chokio, were held Friday, March 8, 2002 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Johnson, with Rev. Eugene Andrus officiating and Sharon Raddatz, organist. Pallbearers were Kurt Weeding, David Weeding, Todd Smith, Tim Smith, Daniel Weeding and Jan Weeding. Interment was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Johnson. Giadys Louise (Berg) Weeding was born Dec. 2, ! 908 to parents Knute T. and Mary (Kvam) Berg in Chokio. She was baptized at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chokio and later confirmed on May 24, 1925 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Johnson She attended District 61 Country School in Eldarado Township and later graduated from the West Central School in Morris, in 1926. Gladys then went on and attended Moorhead State Teachers College and received an Elementary Teachers Certificate. Gladys was united in marriage to Edward Weeding on June 17, 1934 at the Trinity I.uthcran Church in farmed in the Louisburg area until retirement in 1971. Death came unexpectantly to Tracy, March 5, 2002 at her home in Madison. She had reached the age of 82 years, nine months and 28 days. In life Tracy enjoyed traveling, crocheting, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, canning, reading, dancing, fishing, watching birds, learning about history, working in her church, trying different dishes in ethnic restaurants and especially being around her grandchildren. Tracy is survived by three children; Sandy and husband Dave Winkel of St. Paul, Paul and wife Nancy Rebehn of Plymouth, and Sue and husband Dwain Schwan of Mina, SD., a son- in-law Tim Mullins of Rochester, eight grandchildren and one great- grand-daughter, sister Clara Reuss of Appleton, three sisters-in-law: Lorraine Kashmark of Richfield, Edna and husband Russell Anderson of Clinton, and Pearl Rebchn of Ortonville, also many nieces and nephews. She was precedexl in death by her parents, husband Albert, daughter Julie Mullins, grand-daughter Jenny Winkcl, two brothers John and Edward Kashmark and a sister Blanche Bahl. couple lived in Chicago, IL. Then in 1941 they moved back to the Chokio area and farmed until 1964. Stanley and Denis then took over the farming operation and Gladys and Edward moved to Mankato, where the both worked until their retirement in 1974. The couple then moved back to Chokio for their remaining years. Gladys Weeding died March 5, 2002 reaching the age of 91 years, three months and three days. Gladys had been a member of the Trinity Ladies Aid for many years, taught Sunday School, was 4-H leader for 10 years, and she had also taught - elementary grades for seven years. She was also a member of the Senior Center and Homemakers Clubs. She'enjoyed sewing, crafts, reading and being a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters, Ella Baldry, Mabel Leiekens, Hazel Peterson and Lillian Horning; one brother Carl; and one grandson Michael Weeding Survivors include one daughter, Connie (Steven) Smith of Mankato; two sons. Stanley (Shirley) Weeding Juhn by-. Web,amen. Ed, ward-of C_t)kio, and Denis (loAnne) had bit'rclassmam of Gladys at the Weeding of Gillette, WY; I I - West Central School in Morris. grandchildren; and 22 great To that marl'lags three children grandchildren. were born, two sons, Stanley and The Larson Funeral Home of Denis, and a daughter Connie. For the Graceville was in charge of the first several years after marriage the arrangements. =.l , i,. l, " I l l i l i IJ I. "If 00ependent want ads " J' "' 'll I ' ' Hill T l [[ l II J' J HI-":: FOR SALE Two bedroom brick home with offoched double garage. Has computer room/sun room, form01 dining room with wood flooring, fireplace, walkout L patio, private backyard, large I garden plot, enclosed backyard porch. Includes washer, dryer I and softener, Close to hospital, school and downtown, l PRICED TO SEW CAn. TO VIEW THIS UNIQUE HOME. l nag.sea-=see j '"1 II"l IIII '' " I ' I IIIII FLIGHT/PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FY 2002 Aerial Compliance The. Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be accepting offers from vendors for digital imagery for the 2002 crops The digital imagery must meet the following criteria: Natural color digital imagery, geo-rectified, by county, will be required for FSA program use. Resolution requirements must meet or exceed a minimum of 2.0 meter pixel resolution. Minimum image coverage area shall be two sections (two square mile), with a 180 meter buffer on all four skies of the image. Image files shall be provided in geo-tiff format, by county, on CD-ROM The imagery will be at least 90% free of cloud cover per count,:/. The approximate performance period for image acquisition is the prime agricultural growing season of June 1, 2002 to August 15, 2002. The accuracy of the geo-rectification must be such that an area measurement taken from any part of a geo-tiff image will be within +/-5% of the same area's measurement against a reference source meeting National Map Accuracy Standards: either a USGS 7.5 minute topographic map or a USGS digital ortho quarter quad (DOQOJ or a USDA mosaiced digital ortho quad (MDOQ). Additional requirements may be applicable. Bids must be receded no later than AIn41 I, 2002, For more detalb, sample offer forms may be obtained from your local Farm ServP.,e Agem-y. BIG STONE FSA COUNTY COMMITTEE 342 NW 2rid Street Ortowdille, MN 56278 I I , I IIII1[ I [I Page To