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I Good old days in the Ortonville area WE&apos;VE RUN THIS PHOTO BEFORE, but now with the fishing season upon us, it's a nice time to run it again. You see Ortonville's "Mr. Walleye," the late Gerhardt Block, with a string of beauties. He fished the lake for Mr. Walleye almost every day. l0 YEARS AGO May 31, 1989 Roger Nornes was elected the new president of the Birch Coulee Industrial Technology Education Association. Erich Schmidt was named a National Merit Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Ray and Verna Stoehr will be honored on their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 1 l, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Ann Grabow was honored as employee of the week by the Ortonville Area Health Services. Leonard Kerkaert was saluted as the Bellingham Fireman of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dorry of Ortonville are the parents of a son born at the Ortonville Hospital. 25 YEARS AGO May 22, 1974 Greg Scott was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award and Marl Sorenson was pre- sented the Arion award at the recent concerts at the Ortonville School. The Wildlife Refuge will be dedicated at the Centennial on Friday, as part of their Centennial celebration. Main speaker of the dedication will be John Zwach. Lem Kaercher has been General chairman of the Projects' sponsoring orga- nizations. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Scott were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary on May 5th. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Parks of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. John Schamber of Milbank. 50 YEARS AGO June 9, 1949 The crop outlook looks brighter since the recent June rains. The Ortonville Municipal beach will be open on June 15th with Jack Swigerd and Veryl Knight as the lifeguards. Odessans will gather for a community picnic on Tuesday, June 14. Sponsors of the event are the Odessa businessmen and the Odessa Rod and Gun Club. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCarthy of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hopkins of Ortonville, and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. James Rabe of Big Stone City. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent 70 YEARS AGO May 23, 1929 Odessa will graduate seven seniors on May 28th and the Correll High School will grad- uate six seniors on May 3lst. Odessa graduates are Ernest DaWald, Evis Gloege, Esther Gutzman, Marius Herman, Raymond Knott, Helen Leuenberg and Esther Mews. Correll graduates are Duncan Barr, Virginia Nelson, Evelyn Wechsler, Joyce Doring, Marjore Luchsinger and Blanche Luchsinger. Baccalaureate for the Ortonville High School gradu- ating class will be held Sunday at the Orpheum Theater. M. Sorenson of Mobridge, SD has opened a Radiator, Battery and Tire Shop in the building formerly occupied by Sackreiter and Mundwiler. Thirteen seniors will gradu- ate May 31st from the Clinton High School. Public notices I II PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD April 19, 1999 The Ortonville School Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, April 19, 1999 at 7:00 in the High School Commons Area for a presentation from Ms. Kunde's and Ms. Johnson's Business Professionals of America student members. Members present: J. Nelson, S. Maas, K. Thymian, J. Messmer and R. Thompson. M. Klepel arrived at 7:35 P.M. Members absent: None Also present: Superintendent Jeff Taylor, Terry Rhein]ans, Joel Stattelman, Glenn Hennmgson, Gary Pfleger, Jason Pfleger, Sue Maus, Carol Nelson Mary Halleck, Dan Hanratty, Curt Bailey, Brent Hasslen and Bonnie Inforzato. Parents of the BPA presenters were also present. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson, K. Thymian, at 7:03 P.M. and welcomed all in attendance. 99-71. Motion by S. Maas, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as presented with additional item 99-99 - New Business. 99-72. Ms. Kunde thanked the School Board for their support in BPA competition. She introduced the teams, and gave information on BPA Regional and National competition. Presentations were given by Business Professionals of America team members which included: Scott Sandberg - Computer Aided Graphics; Amber Anderson, Bridget Riley and Jamie Wester - Small Business Management; Kassi Karels, LeAnn Pederson, Jeremy Iverson, Matt T, Karels, Jon Marthaler, Dave Marthaler, Noah Zehringer and Dan Ross - Parliamentary Procedures Team; and, Tom Inforzato, Mike Barnhardt, Grant Botker and Mike Graham - Presentation Management. The Board thanked the teams and wished them luck at the BPA National competition in Philadelphia, PA. 99-73. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carried, to approve the out-of-state trip for 9 members and 2 chaperones to attend the National BPA trip to Philadelphia, PA. 99-74. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded , by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve the Consent Items as follows: 99-74.1 Approval of the minutes for March 15th and March 23, 1999 meetings as presented. 99-74.2 Resolved, that the April bills be paid in the amount of $439,081.48. Construction .................... $243,311.49 Payrolls, April (FICA, FED, STATE, HLT, LTD) ...................... $77,566.81 Misc. Bills ......................... $118,203.18 Total ................................. $439,081.48 99-74.3 Approval of the Cash Balance Sheet for March, 1999 and investments. 99-74.4.1 Approval of the Supplemental Contract listing showing names and salaries will be attached to and become part of the official minutes in the office of the superintendent. 99-74.4.2 Approval of hiring Lori Nelsen and Jeannine Swenson as Custodial Aides at A-1-1 Step 6 of the Support Staff Working Agreement. 99-74.4.3 Approval of leave request from Trisha Kesteloot, SecondaryMath 1/2 time. Estimated leave August 31st to October 4, 1999. 99-75. Approval of the open- enrollment request from Ginger Tollakson to have her son Caleb, attend Kindergarten at James Knoll Elementary for the 1999-2000 school year. Resident District is Lac Qui Parle Valley. 99-76. Resolution to award the asbestos removal bid from Quad State Asbestos at the low bid of $22,000.00. A bid was also received from Midwest Asbestos Abatement in the amount of $22,465. Discussion Items: 99-77. Proposals from Dakotah Country Landscaping were discussed. R. Thompson, J. Nelson and M. Klepel will revisit the proposals and meet with Roger Sandberg to discuss the grant proposal to use native prairie grasses, possibly near the athletic field. Consensus of the Board was to start with the High School area first. 99-78. Jason Pfleger addressed the Board retarding bleacher safety at the athletic field. Jason would like to work on this issue as his Eagle Scout project. Following the discussion a motion was made by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to allow Jason to investigate the bleacher safety issue and to keep Superintendent Taylor informed of the progress. 99-79. Curt Bailey and Brent Hasslen discussed the progress of the construction project, reviewed the remaining contingency fund and reviewed the change orders. 99-79.1 Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried to remove the cedar trees, posts and cable from the front of the building grounds on Trojan Drive. 99-79.2 MOtion by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to inform Kennedy's Excavating not to come back out to push the dirt stockpiled for the Baseball and Softball fields at the athletic field in lieu of removing the Elm tree during demolition. Equal trade off. 99-79.3 Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried to not redo.the metal flashing banding on the existing old building as that should be done when a new roof is put on in the future. Deduct will be <$8,670>. 99-79.4 Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve $824.68 for pipinggas to make up air unit in kitchen. Deduct amount is <$229.00> for piping of dryer. Total change is $595.68. 99-79.5 Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carded, to approve the cabinetry in the Dark room and Kindergarten room that was missed in the amount of $3,660. 99-80. Mary Hallock addressed the Board with her concerns regarding the kitchen and the possibility of contracted food service program beginning with the 1999-2000 school year. 99-81. Glenn Henningson reported on the need to purchase equipment for the upkeep of the new building, painting of the auditorium, upkeep o1 the athletic complex and hiring 2 students for the summer. Board would like Glenn prioritize the equipment list and do further study, on .groundskeeper. Fbllow the dlecussmn, a motion was made by S. Maas, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to approve the hiring of 2 students for the summer months. At 9:45 P.M., a recess of the meeting was declared by action of the Chair, K. Thymian. At 9:53 P.M., the meeting reconvened with 99-82. Elementary report. 99-82. Joel Stattelman reported on the following: Food Shelf Drive, State Assessment tests for Math, Kindergarten Round-up with 22 students registered at this time, Music Concert, Summer School cost estimates and upcoming activities. Survey was sent to Kindergarten parents and Mr. Stattelman will bring that back to the May Board meeting. 99-83. Terry Rheingans reported on the gradin policy committee meeting, tornado drill, honor rolls included 245 students, summer school, and interviewing candidates for the Science vacancy. 99-84. Old Business - none. 99.85. On a motion by S. Maas, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, the following PR #30 change orders were approved: 1. C-Wing classroom walls exterior sheet rock, window sills - $15,090.00 2. C-Wing classroom walls interior tape and paint - $7,749.00 3. F-Wing duct chase work, art room and locker room - $674.00 4. F-132 furring & sheet rock - $1,104.00 5. Deduct for windows in Home Ec. room - <$300.00> 7. Deduct eliminate slope tops on lockers in locker rooms - <$608.00> 8. Gymnasium exterior wall demo existing concrete $449.00 Not approved and put on hold was #6. Girls locker room shower stalls until plumbingprices are confirmed. 99-86. Review of policy 411 and 411A Early Retirement Incentive Policy was tabled. 99-87. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, to approve the 1999-2000 school calendar as presented. 99-88. Stage curtain bids from Lloyd Lorange and Gopher Stags Lighting were reviewed. The bid award was tabled to allow for verification that the bids were comparing the same specifications. 99-89. No action taken for MN State High School League Official Ballot - Music Representative candidates, voting only. 99-90. Resolution by J. Nelson, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve the summer school proposals presented by Mr. Stattelman and Mr. Rheingans to include ALC Summer School, Summer Basic Skills,, Remedial Elementary Program, K-12 Special Education Program and ECSE. 99-91. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carded, to approve Kyle Kirkeby as Head Boys Basketball coach. 99-92. Resolution byR. Thompson, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to appoint Superintendent Jeff Taylor as LEA Representative in filing an application for funds as provided under Public Law 103-382. for the school year 1999-2000. 99-93. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by J.'Messmer and unanimously carried, to appoint Ron Thompson as Board Representative to review storage areas of school distdct property. 99-94. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carded, to advertise and call for bids on surplus kitchen equipment. 99-95. Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Nelson and unapimously carried, to approve the retirement/resignation letter from Carol Barrett effective at the end of the 1998- 99 school year. The Board wished to thank Care/for serving the students of Ortonville Public Schools for 22 years. 99-96. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carried, to approve the retirement/resignation letter from Jay Ross effective November 30, 1999. The Board wished to thank Jay TUBBS WATER Drinking Water Systems Iron Removal Systems Salt Delivery Phone 009-1999 for serving the students of Ortonville Public Schools for 23 years. 99-97. Following a discussion on posting the open positions, a motion was made by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to post both positions for the 1999-2000 school year. 99-98. Following the review of the quotes for auditing firms for fiscal year end audit, a motion was made by R. Thompso n, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carded, to award the audit to Eide Bailly of Fargo, ND in the amount of $5,600 plus travel expenses for the 1998-99 fiscal year end audit. Quotes were received from five different firms. 99-99. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, to approve the one (1) year child care leave for 1/2 time Secondary Math Teacher, Jackie Bergquist. 99-86. Discussion was held regarding Policy 411 and 411A Early Retirement Incentive that was tabled earlier. Following the discussion, a motion was made by J. Nelson, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried, to approve the policy with change to the last statement to include: The policy shall expire annually on the last day of June unless the Board of Education takes action to renew the policy prior to that date. Policy will be in effect July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000. Correspondence and Board reports are as follows: Recognition of the Proclamation from the State of Minnesota that Minnesota Paraprofessional Recognition Week is April 19-23, 1999. R. Thompson reported on the Staff Development Committee meeting, K. Thymian and M. Klepel reported on the MSBA Advanced Board Academy training held in Duluth. Superintendent report is as follows: review of the Social Services program with possible addition of staff or staff time; MREA ballots; estimated retirees benefits for 1998-99 school year; and, moving of the the new Media with no further busil was adjourned by Thymian. The next will be held the High Kathi Thymian, Chairperson Stock re BSC s Geog Keegan Stock, Valarie Stock recently Dakota State Geography Bee. As the local winner at Big Stone School, Keegan, a seventh grader, was chosen as one of 100 top geography students across the state. Qualiers met at the Oaks Hotel competition. Five groups completed the determine the top Keegan tied last four finalist falling short in finished in the his school well. Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Glen Radermacher of Ortonville were Friday afternoon, May 14 visitors at the Bud Radermacher home. M. and Mrs. Tom Schwarz of New Ulm are the parents of a son Daniel Harold born on Sunday, May 16, 1999. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd visited Mrs. Tom Schwarz and son at the hospital and at the Larry Weiderhoeft home in New Ulm on Sunday, May 16. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Volkenant visited with residents at the Madison Nursing Home on Sunday afternoon, May 16. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoffman and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoffman were among family and friends that attended a surprise birthday party for Ed Hoffman at Bucky's Bar in Nassau on Saturday evening, May 15, 1999. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Karels visited her mother Mrs. Eva Schmieg at St'. ,William's 'I-omco-',Stnday afternoon, May 16. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville. Mother's Day weekend guests at the Robert Hoffman home were Mr. and Mrs. Stan Zahn and Steven of Littleton, CO, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hoffman and family of Excelsior, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Roiland and family of Maple Plain, Mr. and Mrs. David Hoffman of Chicago, IL. Additional Saturday, May 8 supper guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hanson of Bellingham, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hoffman and family of Odessa were Mother's Day guests. Mrs. Jerry Hanson and Jerry Zahn of the Cities, and Mrs. Robert Hoffman visited their mother Mrs. Dora Zahn at the Madison Nursing Home in observance of her 84th birthday on May 11, 1999. Irene Frederick and Arlene Karels and Dorothy Vangsness also attended. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Peterson and Shawna of Cottonwood, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Karels of Odessa were Wednesday at the home Mrs. Joan Str Hoffman, Mrs. RaY M.J. Mrs. Julia Fling at Trinity afternoon, May Mr. and her mother Mrs. William's Home oa 13. Angle Schmidt and Mrs. Joan Senior Federan Montevideo on 1999. Paul spent Saturday 19 at the home Strei and enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. their Dawson on and treated her to Anthony the May 15 his grandparents Karels. Tom Spors weekend Mr. and Mrs spent at the home Krakow in May 16 they at Communion Church. Their Ecklund was Class and were Ecklund home Graduation on Sunday, M Joseph's Goblirsch. AI Michelle Joseph's Parish were the given by St. to following the Tom Tuesday and M.J. Kirchberg fishing in this ara 4 SIZES OF STORAGE *10x20 5'xlO' olO'xlO' ' ' . Richard and blanctj Annett, Phone (320) 839-2469 or (605) HIGHWAY 75 NORTH ORTONVILL Page 8b 00INDEPENDENT I Good old days in the Ortonville area WE'VE RUN THIS PHOTO BEFORE, but now with the fishing season upon us, it's a nice time to run it again. You see Ortonville's "Mr. Walleye," the late Gerhardt Block, with a string of beauties. He fished the lake for Mr. Walleye almost every day. l0 YEARS AGO May 31, 1989 Roger Nornes was elected the new president of the Birch Coulee Industrial Technology Education Association. Erich Schmidt was named a National Merit Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Ray and Verna Stoehr will be honored on their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 1 l, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Ann Grabow was honored as employee of the week by the Ortonville Area Health Services. Leonard Kerkaert was saluted as the Bellingham Fireman of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dorry of Ortonville are the parents of a son born at the Ortonville Hospital. 25 YEARS AGO May 22, 1974 Greg Scott was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award and Marl Sorenson was pre- sented the Arion award at the recent concerts at the Ortonville School. The Wildlife Refuge will be dedicated at the Centennial on Friday, as part of their Centennial celebration. Main speaker of the dedication will be John Zwach. Lem Kaercher has been General chairman of the Projects' sponsoring orga- nizations. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Scott were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary on May 5th. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Parks of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. John Schamber of Milbank. 50 YEARS AGO June 9, 1949 The crop outlook looks brighter since the recent June rains. The Ortonville Municipal beach will be open on June 15th with Jack Swigerd and Veryl Knight as the lifeguards. Odessans will gather for a community picnic on Tuesday, June 14. Sponsors of the event are the Odessa businessmen and the Odessa Rod and Gun Club. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCarthy of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hopkins of Ortonville, and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. James Rabe of Big Stone City. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent 70 YEARS AGO May 23, 1929 Odessa will graduate seven seniors on May 28th and the Correll High School will grad- uate six seniors on May 3lst. Odessa graduates are Ernest DaWald, Evis Gloege, Esther Gutzman, Marius Herman, Raymond Knott, Helen Leuenberg and Esther Mews. Correll graduates are Duncan Barr, Virginia Nelson, Evelyn Wechsler, Joyce Doring, Marjore Luchsinger and Blanche Luchsinger. Baccalaureate for the Ortonville High School gradu- ating class will be held Sunday at the Orpheum Theater. M. Sorenson of Mobridge, SD has opened a Radiator, Battery and Tire Shop in the building formerly occupied by Sackreiter and Mundwiler. Thirteen seniors will gradu- ate May 31st from the Clinton High School. Public notices I II PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD April 19, 1999 The Ortonville School Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, April 19, 1999 at 7:00 in the High School Commons Area for a presentation from Ms. Kunde's and Ms. Johnson's Business Professionals of America student members. Members present: J. Nelson, S. Maas, K. Thymian, J. Messmer and R. Thompson. M. Klepel arrived at 7:35 P.M. Members absent: None Also present: Superintendent Jeff Taylor, Terry Rhein]ans, Joel Stattelman, Glenn Hennmgson, Gary Pfleger, Jason Pfleger, Sue Maus, Carol Nelson Mary Halleck, Dan Hanratty, Curt Bailey, Brent Hasslen and Bonnie Inforzato. Parents of the BPA presenters were also present. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson, K. Thymian, at 7:03 P.M. and welcomed all in attendance. 99-71. Motion by S. Maas, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as presented with additional item 99-99 - New Business. 99-72. Ms. Kunde thanked the School Board for their support in BPA competition. She introduced the teams, and gave information on BPA Regional and National competition. Presentations were given by Business Professionals of America team members which included: Scott Sandberg - Computer Aided Graphics; Amber Anderson, Bridget Riley and Jamie Wester - Small Business Management; Kassi Karels, LeAnn Pederson, Jeremy Iverson, Matt T, Karels, Jon Marthaler, Dave Marthaler, Noah Zehringer and Dan Ross - Parliamentary Procedures Team; and, Tom Inforzato, Mike Barnhardt, Grant Botker and Mike Graham - Presentation Management. The Board thanked the teams and wished them luck at the BPA National competition in Philadelphia, PA. 99-73. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carried, to approve the out-of-state trip for 9 members and 2 chaperones to attend the National BPA trip to Philadelphia, PA. 99-74. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded , by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve the Consent Items as follows: 99-74.1 Approval of the minutes for March 15th and March 23, 1999 meetings as presented. 99-74.2 Resolved, that the April bills be paid in the amount of $439,081.48. Construction .................... $243,311.49 Payrolls, April (FICA, FED, STATE, HLT, LTD) ...................... $77,566.81 Misc. Bills ......................... $118,203.18 Total ................................. $439,081.48 99-74.3 Approval of the Cash Balance Sheet for March, 1999 and investments. 99-74.4.1 Approval of the Supplemental Contract listing showing names and salaries will be attached to and become part of the official minutes in the office of the superintendent. 99-74.4.2 Approval of hiring Lori Nelsen and Jeannine Swenson as Custodial Aides at A-1-1 Step 6 of the Support Staff Working Agreement. 99-74.4.3 Approval of leave request from Trisha Kesteloot, SecondaryMath 1/2 time. Estimated leave August 31st to October 4, 1999. 99-75. Approval of the open- enrollment request from Ginger Tollakson to have her son Caleb, attend Kindergarten at James Knoll Elementary for the 1999-2000 school year. Resident District is Lac Qui Parle Valley. 99-76. Resolution to award the asbestos removal bid from Quad State Asbestos at the low bid of $22,000.00. A bid was also received from Midwest Asbestos Abatement in the amount of $22,465. Discussion Items: 99-77. Proposals from Dakotah Country Landscaping were discussed. R. Thompson, J. Nelson and M. Klepel will revisit the proposals and meet with Roger Sandberg to discuss the grant proposal to use native prairie grasses, possibly near the athletic field. Consensus of the Board was to start with the High School area first. 99-78. Jason Pfleger addressed the Board retarding bleacher safety at the athletic field. Jason would like to work on this issue as his Eagle Scout project. Following the discussion a motion was made by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to allow Jason to investigate the bleacher safety issue and to keep Superintendent Taylor informed of the progress. 99-79. Curt Bailey and Brent Hasslen discussed the progress of the construction project, reviewed the remaining contingency fund and reviewed the change orders. 99-79.1 Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried to remove the cedar trees, posts and cable from the front of the building grounds on Trojan Drive. 99-79.2 MOtion by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to inform Kennedy's Excavating not to come back out to push the dirt stockpiled for the Baseball and Softball fields at the athletic field in lieu of removing the Elm tree during demolition. Equal trade off. 99-79.3 Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried to not redo.the metal flashing banding on the existing old building as that should be done when a new roof is put on in the future. Deduct will be <$8,670>. 99-79.4 Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve $824.68 for pipinggas to make up air unit in kitchen. Deduct amount is <$229.00> for piping of dryer. Total change is $595.68. 99-79.5 Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carded, to approve the cabinetry in the Dark room and Kindergarten room that was missed in the amount of $3,660. 99-80. Mary Hallock addressed the Board with her concerns regarding the kitchen and the possibility of contracted food service program beginning with the 1999-2000 school year. 99-81. Glenn Henningson reported on the need to purchase equipment for the upkeep of the new building, painting of the auditorium, upkeep o1 the athletic complex and hiring 2 students for the summer. Board would like Glenn prioritize the equipment list and do further study, on .groundskeeper. Fbllow the dlecussmn, a motion was made by S. Maas, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to approve the hiring of 2 students for the summer months. At 9:45 P.M., a recess of the meeting was declared by action of the Chair, K. Thymian. At 9:53 P.M., the meeting reconvened with 99-82. Elementary report. 99-82. Joel Stattelman reported on the following: Food Shelf Drive, State Assessment tests for Math, Kindergarten Round-up with 22 students registered at this time, Music Concert, Summer School cost estimates and upcoming activities. Survey was sent to Kindergarten parents and Mr. Stattelman will bring that back to the May Board meeting. 99-83. Terry Rheingans reported on the gradin policy committee meeting, tornado drill, honor rolls included 245 students, summer school, and interviewing candidates for the Science vacancy. 99-84. Old Business - none. 99.85. On a motion by S. Maas, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, the following PR #30 change orders were approved: 1. C-Wing classroom walls exterior sheet rock, window sills - $15,090.00 2. C-Wing classroom walls interior tape and paint - $7,749.00 3. F-Wing duct chase work, art room and locker room - $674.00 4. F-132 furring & sheet rock - $1,104.00 5. Deduct for windows in Home Ec. room - <$300.00> 7. Deduct eliminate slope tops on lockers in locker rooms - <$608.00> 8. Gymnasium exterior wall demo existing concrete $449.00 Not approved and put on hold was #6. Girls locker room shower stalls until plumbingprices are confirmed. 99-86. Review of policy 411 and 411A Early Retirement Incentive Policy was tabled. 99-87. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, to approve the 1999-2000 school calendar as presented. 99-88. Stage curtain bids from Lloyd Lorange and Gopher Stags Lighting were reviewed. The bid award was tabled to allow for verification that the bids were comparing the same specifications. 99-89. No action taken for MN State High School League Official Ballot - Music Representative candidates, voting only. 99-90. Resolution by J. Nelson, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve the summer school proposals presented by Mr. Stattelman and Mr. Rheingans to include ALC Summer School, Summer Basic Skills,, Remedial Elementary Program, K-12 Special Education Program and ECSE. 99-91. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carded, to approve Kyle Kirkeby as Head Boys Basketball coach. 99-92. Resolution byR. Thompson, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to appoint Superintendent Jeff Taylor as LEA Representative in filing an application for funds as provided under Public Law 103-382. for the school year 1999-2000. 99-93. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by J.'Messmer and unanimously carried, to appoint Ron Thompson as Board Representative to review storage areas of school distdct property. 99-94. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carded, to advertise and call for bids on surplus kitchen equipment. 99-95. Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Nelson and unapimously carried, to approve the retirement/resignation letter from Carol Barrett effective at the end of the 1998- 99 school year. The Board wished to thank Care/for serving the students of Ortonville Public Schools for 22 years. 99-96. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carried, to approve the retirement/resignation letter from Jay Ross effective November 30, 1999. The Board wished to thank Jay TUBBS WATER Drinking Water Systems Iron Removal Systems Salt Delivery Phone 009-1999 for serving the students of Ortonville Public Schools for 23 years. 99-97. Following a discussion on posting the open positions, a motion was made by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Messmer and unanimously carried, to post both positions for the 1999-2000 school year. 99-98. Following the review of the quotes for auditing firms for fiscal year end audit, a motion was made by R. Thompso n, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carded, to award the audit to Eide Bailly of Fargo, ND in the amount of $5,600 plus travel expenses for the 1998-99 fiscal year end audit. Quotes were received from five different firms. 99-99. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, to approve the one (1) year child care leave for 1/2 time Secondary Math Teacher, Jackie Bergquist. 99-86. Discussion was held regarding Policy 411 and 411A Early Retirement Incentive that was tabled earlier. Following the discussion, a motion was made by J. Nelson, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried, to approve the policy with change to the last statement to include: The policy shall expire annually on the last day of June unless the Board of Education takes action to renew the policy prior to that date. Policy will be in effect July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000. Correspondence and Board reports are as follows: Recognition of the Proclamation from the State of Minnesota that Minnesota Paraprofessional Recognition Week is April 19-23, 1999. R. Thompson reported on the Staff Development Committee meeting, K. Thymian and M. Klepel reported on the MSBA Advanced Board Academy training held in Duluth. Superintendent report is as follows: review of the Social Services program with possible addition of staff or staff time; MREA ballots; estimated retirees benefits for 1998-99 school year; and, moving of the the new Media with no further busil was adjourned by Thymian. The next will be held the High Kathi Thymian, Chairperson Stock re BSC s Geog Keegan Stock, Valarie Stock recently Dakota State Geography Bee. As the local winner at Big Stone School, Keegan, a seventh grader, was chosen as one of 100 top geography students across the state. Qualiers met at the Oaks Hotel competition. Five groups completed the determine the top Keegan tied last four finalist falling short in finished in the his school well. Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Glen Radermacher of Ortonville were Friday afternoon, May 14 visitors at the Bud Radermacher home. M. and Mrs. Tom Schwarz of New Ulm are the parents of a son Daniel Harold born on Sunday, May 16, 1999. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd visited Mrs. Tom Schwarz and son at the hospital and at the Larry Weiderhoeft home in New Ulm on Sunday, May 16. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Volkenant visited with residents at the Madison Nursing Home on Sunday afternoon, May 16. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoffman and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoffman were among family and friends that attended a surprise birthday party for Ed Hoffman at Bucky's Bar in Nassau on Saturday evening, May 15, 1999. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Karels visited her mother Mrs. Eva Schmieg at St'. ,William's 'I-omco-',Stnday afternoon, May 16. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville. Mother's Day weekend guests at the Robert Hoffman home were Mr. and Mrs. Stan Zahn and Steven of Littleton, CO, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hoffman and family of Excelsior, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Roiland and family of Maple Plain, Mr. and Mrs. David Hoffman of Chicago, IL. Additional Saturday, May 8 supper guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hanson of Bellingham, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hoffman and family of Odessa were Mother's Day guests. Mrs. Jerry Hanson and Jerry Zahn of the Cities, and Mrs. Robert Hoffman visited their mother Mrs. Dora Zahn at the Madison Nursing Home in observance of her 84th birthday on May 11, 1999. Irene Frederick and Arlene Karels and Dorothy Vangsness also attended. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Peterson and Shawna of Cottonwood, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Karels of Odessa were Wednesday at the home Mrs. Joan Str Hoffman, Mrs. RaY M.J. Mrs. Julia Fling at Trinity afternoon, May Mr. and her mother Mrs. William's Home oa 13. Angle Schmidt and Mrs. Joan Senior Federan Montevideo on 1999. Paul spent Saturday 19 at the home Strei and enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. their Dawson on and treated her to Anthony the May 15 his grandparents Karels. Tom Spors weekend Mr. and Mrs spent at the home Krakow in May 16 they at Communion Church. Their Ecklund was Class and were Ecklund home Graduation on Sunday, M Joseph's Goblirsch. AI Michelle Joseph's Parish were the given by St. to following the Tom Tuesday and M.J. Kirchberg fishing in this ara 4 SIZES OF STORAGE *10x20 5'xlO' olO'xlO' ' ' . Richard and blanctj Annett, Phone (320) 839-2469 or (605) HIGHWAY 75 NORTH ORTONVILL Page 8b 00INDEPENDENT