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notices MORTGAGE IRE SALE TO VERIFICATION OF AND IDENTITY OF THE ;REDITOR WITHIN THE BY LAW IS NOT ACTION. HEREBY GIVEN, that the conditions of mortgage: 07/31/1997 Karyn ingle woman Minnwest Bank PLACE OF RECORDING: 01, 1997, Big Stone Document No. OF MORTGAGE: Minnesota Housing Dated: July 31, 1997, 01, 1997, Big Stone Document No. DESCRIPTLON OF (10) of Block Two ilion to the City of being a subdivison of of the Northeast of Section Nine Hundred Twenty-one Forty-six (46), West WHICH PROPERTY IS Stone AMOUNT OF AND CLAIMED TO OF DATE OF NOTICE, IF ANY, PAID BY $35,621.90 the commencement of foreclosure proceeding ;ignee of Mortgagee notice requirements as statute; that no action or been instituted at law or recover the debt secured any part thereof; to the power of sale said mortgage, the above will be sold by the , as follows: SALE: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Front Steps of Big Courthouse, City of then secured by said taxes, if any, on said and the costs and fees subject to redemption from the date of said Check Out Our New Lot on West Hwy. 122 (former Oonville Auto location) FROM }LIGATION ON UD_N_E BY LAW FOR BY THE MORTGAGOR, )R'S PERSONAL OR ASSIGNS, TO FIVE WEEKS ORDER IS ENTERED )TA STATUTES, L032, DETERMINING, THINGS, THAT THE D PREMISES ARE WITH A RESIDENTIAL OF LESS THAN FIVE NOT PROPERTY USED PRODUCTION, 2002 MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Assignee of Mortgagee Bergman, P.A. Finance Agency 30O INICATION FROM 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2002) ADOPT County Board of does hereby give notice to adopt tt Stone Stone County Planning the ordinance on 10, October 8 12, all during the 2002 12, 2002, they to the Big Stone Commissioners. The ] on this matter will be held board room of the Carl todQy! (320) 839-7197 or 839-2911 17, 2002 10:00 AM County Subdivision 2002 is an update ordinance. The Were inspired primarily by and expected growth/ Of the county's lakashore are intended to the subdivision developers and set of road standards the county. o! the ordinance is review in. the Office at the courthouse. be submitted to the 2O MN 58278. 2002 Darren Wilke, Officer 20O2) ;E ; NEARING that the City of Ortonville, hearing in at 315 Madison  of Ortonville; I . on Monday, the 2002, for the discussion of street on Rita Road in the City desiring to be heard on attend this meeting OF THE CITY COUNCIL ORTONVILLE Chadeen K. Grossrnan 3, 2002) ADS BRING RESULTS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given that a public hearing shall be held on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. at Pizza Ranch, located at 205 NW 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN, to consider an application for Border Cities Enterprise Zone Tax Credit from Curves For Women. The applicant, the County Assessor, representatives of the affected taxing authorities and any taxpayer of the municipality may be heard or may present their views in writing at or before the meeting. Vicki Oakes, Enterpnse Zone Coordinator (Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 2002) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2002 7:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Dinnel called the regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll call was taken with the following being present: Mike Dorry, Lisa Berkner, Mel Reinke, Artie Arndt, Lenore Sellin, Dan Oakes with the following absent: None. City Staff Present: Char Grossman. Media present: John Paulson, Sue Kaercher-Blake, Ardith Eckardt. Others Present: Daien Roe. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: The following agenda amendments were offered by Reinke and seconded by Sellin and the motion did pass unanimously to approve the following agenda additions: New Business: 13.b Land Inquiry CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Dinnel asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by council member Oakes, and seconded by council member Reinke, to approve the Consent Agenda which included the following items: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of October 21, 2002. 13.a: Resolution approving Hwy 7 Project Change Order #4 (RES 02-110). 15. Motion approving payment of bills as presented With all members voting in favor, the motion carded. Council Member Oakes commended Artie Arndt and the Jaycees for a job well done on the Halloween Haunted Park. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The draft of the Comprehensive Plan was reviewed. The implementing of the plan was discussed. Boards will be reminded six months before the budgeting pedod to submit requests pertinent to the Plan. New committee members will be provided with a copy of the Comprehensive Plan. Motion was made by Berkner and seconded by SlJi d the ptio passpd ufianims-ly" tO appr0ve -the Comprehensive Plan as presented ..... RECOGNITIONS/PRESENTATIONS/ / INTRODUCTIONS: / Dalen Roe, Tree Board Mernlr, explained to the Council the Tree Board's recommendations of planting Autumn Blaze Maple trees on the boulevard adjacent to Stephens Avenue next to the football field. Cost estimates for planting the trees will be obtained and the purchase of larger trees was recommended by Mayor Dinnel. Tree removal of existing trees on the Stephens Avenue boulevard will be referred to the tree inspector. Dinnel moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the recommendation of the tree board to plant trees on Stephens Avenue with the contingency that the area is clear of cabling. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Mayor Dinnel reported on a meeting . between representatives from the City and Otter Tail Power Co. on October 29th regarding the sale of the property at the foot of Big Stone Lake. The City Attorney is reviewing the documents and will report at an upcoming council meeting. NEW BUSINESS: Sale of property adjacent to the city water tower to an interested party was discussed, Mayor Dinnel has been informed by Roger Anderson that this lot in no longer needed by the City. A special council meeting will be held November 20, 2002 at 12:00 Noon in the Council Chambers to proceed with the sale. CITY CLERK-ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: The copy machine in the City Office will be replaoed.There is money in the budget and Minnesota state pricing will be used: ADJOURNMENT." There being no further business to come before the Council, Dotty moved tbe .ad)umment of the meeting and with no objections thereto, Direl adjourned the November 4, 2002 regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 7:45 P.M'. Charleen K. Gross,man, City Clerk-Administrator PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD November 7, 2002 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Thursday, November 7, 2002. Chairperson Lane called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Maas, Swagerd and Torgerson present. Also present were Ardith Eckardt from the Ortonville Independent, HR Director Darlene Nichols-Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson The Pledge of Allegiance followed Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the minutes of the October 15 t" regular meeting Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Krueger and carried to approve the agenda with noted add=lions Committee reports were presented. A dlscusslon was held with Attorney Watson regarding the Health Insurance Portabdity and Accountabdity Act (H!PAA) Board consensus was for Attorney Watson to attend any related meetings Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Krueger and carried to designate $74,900 for the purchase of the Schremer Duilding Discussion was held regarding Attorney Watson's bdhngs to Family Serwces The dscussJon was referred to the Local Social Service Agency Board Watson left the meeting VSO/EM Drector Doug Tomschin provided an update on hs office's actwlbes Dscuss=on was- held on the office's workload Chmrperson Lane reported that he and Commissioner Swgerd had met with the Grant County Board to discuss the serwce provided to SD veterans Motion by Swlgerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize payment of the following clmms on November 11, 2002: COUNTY REVENUE AB Vacuum Center 400 37; Barr's Electric 23921; Bear Graphics 183.71; Computer Professionals 2,24826; John Cunningham 11839; Dallas I Hanson Construction 387 35; Heritage Printing 40577; Jerry's Carpet Installation 41930; Richard Lane 21120; Lexis Nexis 251 40; MAXIMUS 575 00: McCoy's Law Line 174 30; Mid American Specialties 109 ]1: Midwest Helicopters 127 64; MCIT 1,000 00; MN Dept of Admin 300 00; MN Elevators 142 64; NACO 360 00; Needham Plumbing ]0]50; Northern Star 76531; Office Systems 33863; Came Olson 184-56: Ortonwlle Independent 2,587 38; Pro Action 29190; Richland County Correcbons 1,34000; State Auditor 12000; Stein's 59737; Sturdevants 18909; Toshiba 262 68; Vertical Solutions 513.00; Viking Office Products 21348; Waste Management 14789; Welkers 10701; West Group 664 56 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Blue Maxx Recycling 130 00; Computer Professionals 13425; Eugene Homan 500 00; MASWCD 12500; Waste Management 7,66767; Darren Wdke 18150 HIGHWAY Ameripnde Linen i20.45; Berkner Plumbing & Heating 3,69000; Big Stone Co-op 10,994 70; Carlson Tractor & Equipment 644.18; Chamberlain Oil 148 94; Commissioner of Transportat0on 12,635 51; Cook's Office Products 10700; Grant County Implement 184.78; Hancock Concrete Products 3,678.68; Hoffman Implement 19946; IBM 32430; Johnston Fargo Culvert 1,479.44; Lyle Signs 1,143.32; Midwest Truck & Parts 177 13; Milbank Communications 183 73; MN Fall Maintenance 320 00; Nate's Net 305 00; Nelson's Shop 93300; Ortonville Stone 1,41322; Powerplan 146 20; SIS Insulation 33000; Sturdevants 476 721 Tri County Co-op 0il 750 14 Ziegler 438 21 DITCH John Drewelow 35000; Midwest Helicopters 2,47736 Number of claims not exceeding $100- 44 Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $1 O0 - $2,13220 Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the tobacco hcense apphcaton for CoimPm;: Enterpr;ses for 2,502 ToMOtion by Maas, seconded by rgerson and carried to execute the audit agreement for the year ending December 31, 2002 between the State of Minnesota Office of the State Auditor ad the County of Brag Stone Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to send a letter of support to the Watershed Initiative Grant Program as requested by the MN River Basin Joint Powers Board Lac qui Parle Commissioner Albert Hoffman arrwed at the meeting Don Kleven, Steve Delehanty, and Deb Beck from US Fish & Wildlife were present to request certification for a wildlife habitat easement and a waterfowl easement from Rob and Kathy Randall Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to certify for acquisition the following described property: 1. T122N, R 45W; 5 th PM, Section 19, that part of Lot 9 lying NWly of the centerline of Co Rd #12, Lot 10, that part of Lot 15 lying NWly of the centerline of Co Rd #12 2 T122N, R 45W, 5 th PM, Section 19, WV2NEZ/, Lots 1 and 8. Following a short break, County Engineer Nick Anderson presented a Certificate of Performance for SAP 06-611-05 with Bates Construction Co Motion by Maas, seconded by Krueger and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-42 WHEREAS, County State Aid Project 06.611-05 has in all things been completed and the County Board being fully advised in the premises NOW THEN BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby accepts said completed project for and on behalf of the County of Btg Stone, and authorize final payment to Bates Construction Co in the amount shown on final pay estimate Anderson updated the Board on the Highway 18 and 52 projects and the penalties being assessed to the contractor. Various county ditches were discussed Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Maas and carried to spend an addibonal $2,500 on the Artichoke Lake outlet to clear out vegetation Motion by Krueger, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize Engineer Anderson to contact legal counsel regarding County Ditch #8 and the Moonshine project Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize the purchase of a new front-end loader and sell the 1979 Cat 950 A tour of the County was set for November 12 th beginning at 9:30 AM. The annual 5-year planning meeting was set for Monday, November 25, 2002, at 10:00 AM at the Hghway Department. Anderson reported that erosion control requirements will be stricter and are expected to increase project costs Motion by Sw!gerd, seconded by Krueger and camed to authorize the placement of a "Welcome to Ortonville" sign on the Historical Society grounds Discuss=on was held on state highway funding Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to hire consultant Ken Hoeschen for a needs review Motion by Swgerd seconded by Maas and carried to authorize the payment of $700 to Ronghen Excavating to settle out FEMA on County Ditch #14. Commissioner Krueger left the meeting to attend Prime West's meeting Department Heads and Doug Tomschm were present for a discussion oR the Board's mtenhons regarding the HR department Environmental Officer Darren Wtlke and Extension Director John Cunnmgham were present for a dscusson on the livestock-friendly county designabon process Several will attend a conference on November 26 t entitled Investing m MN Agriculture before any action wdi be taken on the designation Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carned to authorize Ronghen Excavating to demohsh the house located n tax forfeited parce! #22-0648-000 for $2,800 Dscusson was held regarding a site for the demohtion debris of tax forfeited parcel #190t21.000 Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to execute the agreement wth Roger Pansch for a demolibon debris facility on his property Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to accept the low quote from J & B Excavating in the amount of $7,451 for the demolition Chairperson Lane made the following appointments for MCtT delegates: David Torgerson - Delegate Richard Lane - Alternate Chairperson Lane declared the meeting adjourned at 12:10 AM Michelle R Knutson, Auditor Richard Lane, Chairperson NOTICE DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUVENILE DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF CARVER NOTICE OF HEARING In the matter of the Welfare of the child of: Loretta Darlene Tunstall, Chades Roland Sheppard and Stephen B. Whatley, Parents. Court-File No. J1 02-50747 TO: Loretta Tunstall, 512 Wisconsin Avenue SE #2, Staples, Minne04a 56479; Charles R. Sheppard, 2909 San Antonio #10, San Angelo, Texas 76901 or 201 Main Street, San Angelo, Texas 76901; and Stephen B. Whatley, 44 North Haven Street #6, Appleton, Minnelota 56208 or 718 Orchard Street, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278-1116. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a hearing will be held at the Carver County Government Center, Justice Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318 on December 26, 2002 at 8:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, to determine whether the parental rights of Loretta Tunstall, Charles R. Sheppard and Stephen B. Whatley should be terminated by the order of the court to the minor children, Christian James Sheppard and Gracelin Jayne Whatley. . YOU ARE FURTHER ORDERED: The children and the children's parents, guardian, or custodian have the riglit to be present and to be represented by an attorney at the above hearing, and if they cannot afford an attorney, an attorney will be appointed at public expense for any and each one of them. **The Court will consider and decide the children's needs for protection or services and other disposition regarding the above-named children including the possibility that the children may be removed from their parent and placed. Even with failure to appear in response to this notice the hearing may still be conducted and appropriate relief granted on the petition or motion. If you fall to appear at the hearing a default order terminating parental dghta of Loretta Tuns,all, Stephen B. Whatley and Charles R. Sheppard to the minor children, Chrlatian James Sheppard and Gracelln Jayne Whatley may be Issued based upon all Information presented to the court. Dated: Nov. 25, 2002 Janet L. Barke Cain, Asst. Carver County Attorney Attorney Reg. #201108 Government Center, Justice Center 604 East Fourth Street Chaska, Minnesota 55318-2102 (952) 361-1400 (Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2002) Cards of Thanks I I CARD OF THANKS The family of Roy Thymian would like to thank everyone for their cars, memorials, flowers and plants, gifts of food, visits and moral support after the loss of our husband, father and grandfather. We especially want to thank Dr. Kabatay and the staff of the Appleton Hospital and the Appleton Nursing Home for their expert care and support extended to Roy and the family. Thank you to Jim Vaala for his special assistance with the final arrangements. Virginia Thymian, ' David and Susan Thymian, Marcus Thymian and Michelle Farr, 44-1 Jennifer and Bob Bennett CARD OF TIIANKS I would like to thank all my friends and relatives for all the cards, telephone calls and flowers Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who cared for me, A special thank you to Pastor Shalom for her visits and prayers, 44- l Emma Swezey CARD OF THANKS I wish to thank Judie, Barb, Rev. Karl Watkins, family, friends, the ambulance crew, police department, Dr. R. Ross, Dr. B. Delage, Dr. M. Huntington and the entire nursing staff at the Ortonville Hospital for the comforting words, reassurance, kind- ness, calls, flowers, cards, encourage- ment and excellent care shown to me at the time of my stroke, hospital stays, recuperation at home and to those who watched over, helped out or checked on Tommy at home while I was gone. May you all be blessed! 44-1 Verla Thomas CARD OF THANKS We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our family, friends and neighbors for your prayers, t'o(xt, flowers, cards, memqrials, words of comfort, hugs and shoulders to cry on at the time of C.J. Thomas' illness and death. Thank you to Dr. R. Ross, Dr. A. Ross and Dr. R. Beyer for the care given to him his last days and to the entire nursing staff at the Ortonville Hospital for the excellent care and comfort measures given to him and his family. Also many thank yous to all of you who covered his daughters work shifts at Northridge in Ortonville and St. Catherine's in Breckenridge. Special thanks to Rev. Karl Watkins for his words of com- fort, the UMW of Tabor Methodist for serving lunch, Vi Rabe the organ- ist and Ann Nelson for her beautiful singing voice. Thank you to Brett Jacobsen and staff at the l_,arson Funeral Home for their kindness and caring services. God bless each and every one of you, especially to Art, Arlene and Cynthia. The C.J. "'Tommy" Thomas Family Verla Thoma':, Judie and Ed Schaffer, Barb and Perry Nelson, Arlys and Harvey Bruns, Janice and Homer Bauer, Michelle and John Johansen and sons, Greg and Deb Schaffer and son, Bryan Nelson and daughter, Cullen Nelson, 44-1 Sara Nelson THE CLASSIBEg]i 2002 Grand Caravan Sport- $17,000 Fully Loaded, Only 18,000 Miles 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT - Only $10,9OO PW, PL & PW, Dual Heat/AC Controls, 40,000 Miles PRO AUTO Kevin Backslxand PIN DLR 2 Z 109 Ortonville, 1'111 I AN ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002- 7:00 PM Loose offering from this service will be donated to Big Stone Lake Area Habitat For Humanity Non-perishable items for the local food shelf will be collected! \\; OrtonvUle, Minnesota 26, 2002  INDEPENDENT ,Page 7b i