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l Public notices NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That default has occurred in the conditions of that certain mortgage, dated the 8th day of February, 1980, executed by Thordys Dimberg, now Thordys Blume, Neal L. Mortenson and Lynn Mortenson, as mortgagors to United States of America, acting through the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, as mortgagee, filed for record in the office of the County Recorder in and for the County of Big Stone, and State of Minnesota, on the 12th day of February, 1980, at 9:00 o'clock A.M. and recorded in Book 111 of Mortgages, pages 2-5, as Instrument No. 119852. that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all notice provisions as required by law and that the mortgagee or asstgnee has elected to declare the entire sum secured by the note and mortgage to be immediately due and payable as provided in the note and mortgage that the oriiinal principal amount secured by said mortgage was Thirty Thousand ($30,000.00) Dollars; that there is due and claimed to be due upon said mortgage, including interest to date hereof, the sum of Seventy Six Thousand Three Hundred Eighty-five and 17/100 ($76,385.17) Dollars and that pursuant to the power of sale therein contained, said mortgage will be foreclosed and the tracts of land lying and being in the County of Bi. Stone, State of Minnesota, descr=bed as follows, to-wit: The North Half of the Northeast Quarter (N 112 of NE 1/4), the South half of the Northeast Quarter (S 1/2 of NE 1/4); the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE 114 of NW 114); and the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE 1/4 of SE 1/4) All in Section 23, Township 121, Range 44. will be sold by the sheriff of said county at public auction on the 24th day of August, 1998, at 10:00 o'clock A.M. at the courthouse, 20 SE Second Street, Ortonvilte, Minnesota 56278 in said county and state, to pay the debt then secured by said mortgages and taxes, if any, on sad premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law, subject to redemption by the mortgagors, his personal representative or assigns within one (1) year from date of sate. Dated: June 22, 1998 Wally Sparby State Executive Direct_or Farm Service Agency (Successor in interest to the Farmers Home Administration) State of Minnesota United States Department of Agriculture 375 Jackson Street, Suite 400 St. Paul MN 55101 (July 14, 21,28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 1998) NOTICE PROBATE COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CJ:IEDITORS In Re: Estate of CLYDE E. JENSEN, Deceased Notice is hereby given that an application for informal probate of the above named decedent's last will, dated August 24, 1993, has been filed with the Registrar herein, and the application has been granted informally probating such will. Any objections may be filed in the above named Court, and the same will be heard by the Court upon notice of headng fixed for such purpose. Notice is hereby further given that informal appointment of Nancy C. Jensen and Peter C. Jensen, whose addresses are 3945 Harnson St., #21, Oakland, CA 94611 and 319 Oak St., Breckenndge, MN 56520 respectively, as personal representatives of the estate of the above named decedent has been made. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of his letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: July 14, 1998 /s/Diana Shelstad Registrar /s/Diana Shelstad Court Administrator R. D. Schreiner Attorney P.O. Box 187 Qrtonville, MN 56278 320/839-2551 Attorney Reg. No. 97597 (July 21, 28, 1998) NOTICE REQUEST FOR BIDS ORTONVILLE PUBUC SCHOOL #62 Ortonvllle School Distdct #62 will be receiving bids for dairy products, bakery products and fuel for vehicles for the 1998-99 school year. Bids may be submitted until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 1998 in the Supedntendent's office. Interested parties may request a detailed list of items used by calling 320-839-6181. (July 28, Aug, 4, 1998) 'BUY - SELL - RENT - HIRE Classified Ads DO IT BETTER NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS "ESTATE OF RUBY E. BALSTER, Deceased It is Ordered and Notice is given that on the 19th day of August, 1998 at o'clock 8:30 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at Ortonville, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named Decedent, dated September 10, 1970 and for the appointment of William O. Balster whose address is 2731 Makubin, No. 15, Roseville, MN 55113 as personal representative of the estate of the Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or at the headng. If proper, and no objections are filed, the personal representative will be appointed to administer the Estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the same to the PAersonal representative or to the Court dministrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: July 21, 1998 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Julie Berger, Deputy Court Administrator FLUEGEL, HELSETH, McLAUGHLIN, ANDERSON & BRUTLAG, CHARTERED Robert R. Pflueger #866293 Attemey for Estate 212 Second Street NW Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2549 (July 28, Aug. 4, 1998) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD June 15, 1998 The Ortonville School Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, June 15, 1998 at 7:30 P.M. in the office of the Supenntendent. Members present: Kathi Thymian, Ron-Thompson, Scott Maas and Madowe Klepel with Kevin Plemmons ardving at 7:38 P.M. Members absent: Jim Nelson Also present: Ron Kleven, Jeff Taylor, Joel Stattelman, Terry Rheingans, Bill Mainedch, Curt Bailey, Brant Hasslen, Glenn Henningson, Don Donais, Laune Maas, Kristi Karels, Kyie.,Inforzato, Bonnie Inforzato, Rhonda Maas, Barb Maas and Janet Messmer. The meeting was cafled to order by Chairperson, K. Thymian, at 7:31 P.M. Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda with the addition of 4.8 Open Enrollment request. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to approve the Consent follows.: Approval of the minutes from the May 18, 1998 meeting. Resolved, that the June bills be paid in the amount of $822,914.51. Construction .................... $680,472.78 Payrolls, June (FICA, FED, STATE, HL'r) ........ $73,715.02 Misc. bills ........................... $68.726.71 $822,914.51 Approval of the Account Master EXpenSe report as presented. proval of the Cash Balance sheet and investments. Approval of the letter of retirement/resignation from Russ Lager, bus dnver. Approval of the letter of retirement/ resignation from Harlan Nelson, bus driver. Resolution, to discontinue the half- time secretarial position in the High School office. Approval of the open enrollment request from Jessica Heck current rade 11, from Clinton/Graceville school istrict to enroll in Ortonville for the 1998-99 school year. Bill Mainerich reported on the workshops being heldJune 15-18 for elementary and secondary teachers to implement grad standards. Mr. Mainerich also discussed the Comprehensive test results. Joel Stattelman reported on moving day in the elementary, teacher inservice, upcoming summer school and enrollment figures as of June 15, 1998. Terry Rheingans reported on the upcoming summer school program offered to those students that did not pass the required state tests in reading and math. Mr. Rheingans will also attend a state pdncipaPs workshop in June. Curt Bailey and Brent Hasslen reported on construction progress taking place in the high school, elementary building and the athletic facilities. Don Donais brought some concems to the Board addressing the band room sliding doors overlooking the gymnasium. In discussing with Curt Bailey, he felt the best option would be to block up that wall and have the band seated in the bleachers for performances dunng games. Motion by K. Plemmons, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried to approve the change orders as follows: 1. A14 Mod basement window infi ....................... $1,471.00 2. A2 Add/Del for dr/frm/hdwd ......................... $789.00 3. E4 Clock/speak-sc rm #B209 ................................. $858.00 4. E6 2 Dup. rc/rlc PVC Cnd/W Gf ............................ $713.00 5. E7 Dup rec above ceiling corr. ...................... $1,242.00 6. M8 New gnlls & duct extensn ............................ $1,152.00 Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by K. Plemmons and unanimously carded, to accept the low bid from Scott's Electnc for lighting of the Football and Baseball fields in the amount of $75,675. Other bids received were Engelstad Electdc of Watertown for $78,683 and Barr's Electnc of Ortonville for $84,800. Page lOb Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by and stated that they wanted additional K. Plemmons and unanimously carded, time to get answers and respond at the to approve blocking of the wall in the July 21st meeting. They were reminded band room. Approximate cost is$2,000, that the public hearings had been Resolution by R. Thompson, recessed to August 11th at which time seconded by K. Plemmons and decisions would have to be reached. unanimously carried to join the, Stacy Dammer, news director for Minnesota Academic Excellence KDIO radio arnved at the meeting and League for 1998-99 school year at a was introduced to those present. Big cost of $125. Stone County Agricultural Society Motion by K. Plemmons, seconded by representatives Elaine Gustafson, Deb S. Maas and unanimously ca'rried, to Karsky and Kitty Snyder extended an aDDrove the Summer ConditioninQ invitation to Board members to program sqpervised by Kyle Inforzato a"t- pa;iiptt ir rhewOnwillComissioner a cost of $f,282. "-qou e a c De ocatea on Following considerable discussion, th3oorch of the fair office. They regarding the full day Kindergarten encou.L_.g, ed commissioners to set up a program, a resolution was made by R. schedule fo' their attendance at the fair. Thompson, seconded by S. Maas and County engineer Darrell Pettis arnved at unanimously carried to approve the meeting in time to inquire from the Kindergarten full days, and every other Agricultural Society members whether Fnday. (Example: Monday, Wednesday or not they would have an objection to and every other Fnday for Group A and having corn stockpiled on a piece of Tuesday, Thursday and every other property owned by the county and Friday for Group B.) located in close proximity to the fair Kathi Thymian acknowledged the grounds. The Society had previously Thank You notes from Harris and Madys considered the proposal and had no Selvig and from Jeff and Trudy Taylor. obj _ecti'on. Mr. Kleven reviewed the budget for Motion made by Lane, seconded by 1997-98 and discussed state aid. He Krueger and carried to approve the also discussed student accident following miscellaneous payables: insurance that the District has been WitKam - $1,990.00; Arens Trucking - providing for students involved in $951.14; Computer Professionals activities and the costs involved. $207.86; R. Thurston-$25.00. Following the discussion, a motion was Motion made by Krueger and made by M. Klepel, seconded by K. seconded by Throndrud to execute Plemmons and carded unanimously, to Amendment #2 of Sub Grant Agreement no longer provide the student accident DR #1158 in the amount of $ 1,034. insurance, but to offer it to parents on a Motion carried. voluntary basis. This information would Motion made by Maas and seconded be mailed out to all parents of students by Lane to execute Amendment #2 of with the summer mailing. Sub-Grant Agreement DR #1175 in the Mr. Kleven thanked the Board for the amount of $970. Motion carded opportunity to serve the School Distnct Motion made by Throndrud and for the past year. The last day for Mr. seconded by Maas to approve the Kleven would be Tuesday, June 16th. Agreement with the Office of the Motion by K. Plemmons, seconded by Secretary of State for production of S. Maas and unanimously carried, to postal venfication cards associated with make an adjustment to the 1998-99 voter registration. Motion carried. school calendar to reflect three (3) days Motion made by Lane, seconded by built into the calendar for inclement Krueger and carried to approve the weather, therefore Day 4 would be following transfers to the Road and made up on Apdl 1st, Day 5 would be Bridge fund: Ditch #10/11 - $366.32; made up on Apdl 5th and Day 6 would Ditch #13 - $1,104.72; Ditch #24 - be made up on June 7th. $95.87; Ditch #7 - $305.00; Toqua Park The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 -$53.90. P.M. by action of the Chair. Motion made by Krueger, seconded The next regular meeting of the by Maas and carded that 5% shall be School Board will be July 20, 1998 at the rate of interest chargeable against 7:30 P.M. Decision on the location will any ditch receiving an advancement of be made at a later date due to the county funds and to authorize the construction, following interest charges for the first SPECIAL SESSION half of 1998: Ditch #10/11 - $215.56; June 9, 1998 Ditch #2 $922.35; Ditch #4 - $15.35; The meeting was called to order at Joint Ditch #4 - $245.78; Ditch #7 - 12:07 P.M. by Chairperson, Kathi $810.05; Ditch #12 - $365.56; Ditch #16 ThBYomoaian. - $1,309.84; Ditch #30 - $5.13. rd members attending included Motion- made by Throndrud and Jim Nelson, Kevin Plemmons, Ron seconded by Maas that FEMA Thompson, Marlowe Klepel and Kathi reimbursement funds for expenses Thymian. Board members absent incurred by vanous departments in tiie included Scott Maas. General Fund dunng the 1997 flood, be Also present at the meeting included deposited into the county wide account Supedntendent Ron Kleven, Curt Bailey, of the. General Fund. The total amount Gene Weeding and Bonnie Inforzato. to be receipted is $58,918.25. Motion Curt Bailey of Hasslen Construction carried. gave updates on the building and As regulations exist stating that renovation project. Discussion items certain county funds are not allowed to included: hi-fold doors for the band have a negative balance, motion by raCtice rooms, removal of a tree in Lane and seconded by Maas, that at ont of the school where new Media such time as payments are made from Center will be located, and removal of the Forfeited Land Fund which results in an old boiler, a deficit, the auditor is hereby A resolution was offered by Jim authorized to transfer sufficient funds Nelson, seconded by Marlowe Klepel from the General Fund to bring the and passed unanimously to approve the account into the black. proposed Certified salaries and It was again discussed that language chanties for the 1997-98 and agreements should be reached with 1998-99 school years. Percentage cities in the county whereby funding increase for the two years is 8.88% from forfeited land sales would be made which includes salaries, health, available for demolition and disposal of insurance benefits, TRA, and FICA. dilapidated buildings located on said A resolution was offered by Madowe forfeited property. Commissioners Klepel, seconded by Jim Nelson and expressed concernabout safety and unanimously carried to approve the health hazards associated with these rOposed Non-Certified salaries and properties. nguage changes for the 1997-98 and Chet Cad was present for the county 1998-99 school years. Salary increase engineer's agenda. Mr. Pettis stated that is 3% each year plus benefits which he could begin with discussion of county includes, PERA, FICA and an increase ditches to accommodate Mr. Carl. Big in health insurance benefits for those Stone County, as the Responsible non-certified staff members who qualify. Governmental Unit had ordered and At 1:25 P.M. a motion to adjoum was filed an Environmental Assessment made by Jim Nelson, seconded by Worksheet on County Ditch #2, which Marlowe Klepel and unanimously had been pubh"shed in the carried. Environmental Quality Board Monitor. " ,.]ames A. Nelson, The 30 day comment period on the Clerk Environmental Assessment Worksheet Kathi Thymian, on had expired and Sioux Engineenng Chairperson reported that no comments had been submitted. To continue compliance with the rules, motion made by Lane and PROCEEDINGS OF seconded by Maas that the Board issue an order that: THE BIG STONE 1 An Environmental Impact Statement is not needed on Ditch #2 COUNTY BOARD because there does not appear to be any potential for significant July 7, 1998 environmental effects which would be Chairman Dave Torgereon called the caused by the proposed repair. 2. An intent to repair the ditch to the meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. with Commissioners Lane, Krueger, original bridge floor be ordered and Throndrud and Maas present. Also published in the "Environmental Quality Board Monitor'. resent was County Auditor Judith attison. Mr. Pettis reported that problems continue on Ditch #13 and Sioux Motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to approve the Engineering is in contact with the minutes from the following regular contractor. Preparations proceed for Board meetings: June 2, 1998 and June construction of the flood control 16, 1998; and the following special Ditch structure on County Ditch #4. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Lane and headngs held on June 9, 1998: Ditch #7, Ditch #24 and Joint Ditch #10111. carded to adopt the following resolution: Additions to the agenda included ideas 98- 31 for revision to the Joint Powers WHEREAS, the State of Minnesota agreement governing Countryside acting by and through its commissioner Community Health and discussion of of Natural Resources has prepared a county owned land previously rented by dam safety agreement to be signed by Allan Volkenant. Motion by Maas and the Big Stone County Board ot seconded by Lane to approve the Commissioners, the Department of aenda. Motion carded. . Natural Resources and the office of the Torgerson reported that the Regional Minnesota Attorney General; and Development Commission has hired a WHEREAS, the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners desires to be a =Geographic Information Systems  specialist and Maas reported on the partner in this dam safety grant SWCD monthly meeting. Discussion agreement; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the then focussed on attendance at the July 16th. meeting in Willmar with AON Big Stone County Board of Consulting which will be held to review Commissioners hereby approves the ireliminary statistics regarding the attached Dam Safety Grant Agreement nancial liability associated with retiree between the State of Minnesota and Big health insurance as well as obtaining Stone County. information about federal changes Motion made by Lane and seconded which have been made in Medicare and by Krueger to issue a Limited Use Permit to Clinton Ag. to allow the the affects those changes may have on county employee health insurance stockpiling of corn on county owned plans. Lane moved that attendees property in Clinton. The permit will be should be two Board members, the for a maximum of five "years with the County Auditor and John Haukos as a annual cost to be $50. Motion carded. representative of the insurance At 11:30, Don Kleven of the U.S. Fish committee. Following three calls for a and Wildlife Service was present to second to the motion, the motion failed request certification of five proposed for lack of a second. Motion made by easements on properties located in Sections 35 and 36 of Odessa Throndrud and seconded by Krueger that Lane and Torgerson - as Personnel Township. Also in attendance were Committee - should represent the Board Darrell Haugen, Bob Hatvorson, Nancy Schneck, Marvin Schmeichel and Lila along with the Auditor. Voting =AYE" was Krueger, Torgerson, Throndrud and Benson. It was explained that the Maas. Voting "NAY" was Lane. Motion easements did not change the highest carded, and best use of the property nor did the A telephone call was placed to the easemeqts change the property tax base as the landowners will continue to board room of the Traverse County Commissioners for the purpose of use the land as they have done in the establishing membership on the Joint past. Commissioners stated that they Ditch Authority governing Ditches #7 would proceed with action to approve and #24. Traverse County Board each easement, but said approval would members continue to have questiens be contingent upon review of the about the formation of the ditch authority documentsby the County Attomey. Motion made bv Lane, seconded bv 00INDEPENDENT Throndrud and" carried to certify consideration. Mr. acquisition of lands owned by James requirement was forl Marvin Schmeichel and located in septic system and Sections 35 and 36 in Odessa had notbeen Township, by the US.Fish and Wildlife had been Service for an easement for wildlife speculation to habitat protection, would be requil Motion made by Krueger, seconded by support from the Maas and carded to certify acquisition of relevant state and lands owned by James Schmeichel etal Motion made by and located in Sections 35 and 36 of Krueger to supp Odessa Township, by the U.S. Fish and Ordinance. Wildlife Service for an easement for Voting "NAY" was waterfowl management. Throndrud and Motion by Throndrud, seconded by Motion made b Lane and carded to certify acquisition of by Maas and lands owned by Susan M Thymian etal following resolution: and located in Section 35 of Odessa Township, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife WHEREAS, Big Service for an easement for wildlife State approved habitat protection, comprehensive Motion made by Maas, seconded by defined by Mi Throndrud and carried to certify 8405.0110and acquisition of lands owned by James le/;HEREAS the Schmeichel and located in Section 35 of Odessa Township, by the U.S. Fish and through its Wildlife Service for an easement for Resources and wildlife habitat protection. Agency, has- made available, Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Lane and carded to certify acquisition implementation of of lands owned by Nancy Schneck etal water plans, if and located in Section 35 of Odessa provide the Township, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife WHEREAS, Service for an easement for wildlife to apply for up to habitat protection, funds and agreq funds or in-kind Following a break over the noon hour, the Board reconvened and met with to the amount of County Assessor Lila Benson. She NOW, reviewed the terms of the assessment RESOLVED, that agreements with Foster, Big Stone ahd Commissioners Pnor townships, as well as the terms of appropriation of the agreement with Deborah Wentland kind goods and to provide assessment services. Motion state funds In made by Krueger and seconded by County Chair Throndrud to approve all four authonzed to sign agreements. Motion carded, and all other Mrs. Benson then explained the need behalf of the county. to hire a new employee in the Mr. Wilke assessor's office, as it is her intention to Ryan Arndt was retire at the end of 1999. Providing the volunteer opportunity for a new employee to work county. Motion made through the entire assessment process, seconded by which begins in the fall, would be of Motion carried. significant value. Motion made by Motion made by: Throndrud and seconded by Krueger seconded b that the assessor be granted the application authority to advertise for a full time liquor and =WINE assessment clerk, Grade 9 on the carded. county position scale, with employment County to begin September 1st. Motion carded, distributed copiet Discussion was then held regarding investment the settlement offer extended by Dallas She then repo I. Hanson Construction associated with Committee the in-fleer electncal heating system at held. It was noted 1 Main Street Industnes. Motion made by Lane and seconded by Krueger that the ceiling and walls offerbe rejected. Motion carded, in need of re Environmental Officer Darren Wilke Throndrud and reviewed the results of the evaluation for the necessa= done on his position description by Discussion wa DMG, the consulting firm who information which developed the county employee from the position/compensation schedule. Motion Development made by Throndrud and seconded by consensus that Maas that the matter be referred to the agreement of the Personnel Committee for a recommendation. Motion carried ...... MN Considerable discussion was then held regarding correspondence received by the from Mr. and Mrs DuWayne Discher There bein expressing concern about the before the requirement that they upgrade their declared the septic system since building an addition P.M. on their home. 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