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4/19/2006 – Public Notices




Notice is hereby given that the board of the Minnewaukan School District will receive proposals until 3:00 p.m. of the 1st day of May, 2006, at the superintendent’s office at which time and place the said proposals will be opened and retained for review by the school board. This is a request to furnish:

A comprehensive energy conservation program in accordance with forms and specifications on file and obtainable in said office. The board is solely responsible for final selection and reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to be sole judge of the value and merit of the proposals offered.

For more information call: (701)473-5306, Myron Jury – Superintendent, Minnewaukan School.

It will be the responsibility of the qualified contractor to have a proposal on file at said office prior to the date and time specified.

Minnewaukan School is not liable for any cost incurred by any person or firm responding to the RFP.

No proposal may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the date set for the opening. No time extension will be considered and all requests should be in writing.

(Publish April 12, 19 & 26, 2006)



March 6, 2006

The Oberon City Council met on Monday, March 6,

2006 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center.

Present were Mayor James Nelson, Pete Hager, Doug Schmid and Eloise Ploium. Absent was Dale Stenberg. City auditor Ruth Buehler was present.

Also present were Karen Peterson, Nanette Thumb, Patricia Anderson, Sharon Anderson Gaitlin, Paul and Loretta Stensland and Bob Stensland.

The meeting was called to order. The minutes were read. During the reading, Bob went into a rage.

There was an item concerning an incident. He spewed four-letter words, calling the mayor a

"****** liar, where the **** did that come from? That never happened."

The mayor replied that "Yes, it did happen." Both declared they did not like the other. Bob stood up and said, "Let’s go outside." He was told to sit down.

Sharon told Bob he should be ashamed of himself and respect his elders.

Paul said the incident was not on his tape.

The mayor said he should have had the deputy come to the meeting.

Bob said, "Have the sheriff come."

A correction was made and the remainder of the minutes were read. Schmid moved to accept the minutes as corrected, seconded by Ploium. The motion carried unanimously.

The bills were reviewed. Hager moved to pay all bills, seconded by Schmid. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:

Water Management $913.52

Workforce Safety & Ins. 105.73

Benson Co. Farmers Press 123.20

Attorney 463.30

ND Rural Water Assn. 110.00

Hawkins, Inc. 194.81

City of Oberon 102.00

Surety Title 1,085.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 705.24

ND Telephone Co. 62.12

Wages 554.10

The question was asked whether the city should continue to use Bremer Bank as its principal bank. Ploium moved to use Bremer Bank, seconded by Hager. The motion carried unanimously.

The city auditor received a telephone call from Dave Stensland on Feb. 22, 2006. He said he was a student at NDSU in Fargo and needed information for a class about his home town. He wanted to know from where the city receives money.

The report of the water test for nitrate and nitrite came back. It was 5.5, which is below the accepted amounts.

Ploium said the water pressure at Vernice Nielsen’s house was good now. The line inside the house was plugged.

A decision was made to have the second reading of the ordinances in April.

A notice was received of an asphalt repair meeting to be held on April 5 at Devils Lake.

A letter was received from Marguerite Bichler, who is working with Benson County Emergency Management to complete the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The old resolution the city had signed is now obsolete and she is asking the city to sign a new one. Schmid moved to sign a new resolution, seconded by Hager. The motion carried unanimously.

The city auditor talked on the phone with Renee Beeter of Waste Management. She was leaving March

7 on maternity leave for six weeks. She said the city could have either dumpsters or carts. She thought perhaps she could lower the price slightly with dumpsters.

The following complaint is attached to the minutes:

Loretta said it broke her heart the first time Bob came to a city council meeting, because he had to come alone. She felt so bad for him.

Loretta said it was all right with her if Faron’s sewer and garbage bill is put on the tax rolls.

That doesn’t bother her. The city auditor asked why he doesn’t just pay his bill. Loretta said she didn’t know. Paul said he has a wife who spends it.

Loretta had been to the North Central Planning Council. She wanted to see the papers concerning the grant that the city was given in 1998 for fixing homes of low income residents. She was shown a check that the mayor and city auditor had signed, and she wanted to know what that was for.

She went back a second time, but they did not give her any other papers.

Paul videotaped the meeting.

Next meeting will be April 3, 2006 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Ruth Buehler

City Auditor




Protection from Damage

Sec. 1. No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is a part of the sewage works. Any person, violating this provision shall be subject to the penalty provisions of this ordinance and criminal prosecution.



Sec. 1. Any person found to be violating any provision of this ordinance except Article VI shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations. There is no notice required for any violation to Article VI of this ordinance.

Sec. 2. Any person who shall violate any provision of this ordinance, shall be fined in the amount not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars

($500.00) for each violation. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense. The violation of this ordinance may also result in criminal prosecution.

Sec. 3. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by the City by reason of such violation.

James C. Nelson



Ruth E. Buehler

City Auditor

First Reading: Feb. 6, 2006

Second Reading: April 3, 2006

Effective Date: April 3, 2006

(Publish April 19, 2006)




Service Discontinuance Process

Sec. 1. Any customer desiring to discontinue the water service to his premises for any reason must give notice of discontinuance in writing to the City Council or its designated representative, otherwise, the customer shall remain liable for all water used and service rendered by the utility until said notice is received and approved by the City. The City shall charge a Fifty Dollar ($50.00) disconnection fee for any discontinuance.

Sec. 2. Where the water supply to a customer has been discontinued for non-payment of delinquent bills or for seasonal disconnect, a charge of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) will be made for reconnection of water service. The reconnection will not be made until after all delinquent bills and other charges, if any, owed by the customer to the City have been paid.



Sec. 1. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be subject to a fine of not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each violation.

James C. Nelson



Ruth E. Buehler

City Auditor

First Reading: Feb. 6, 2006

Second Reading: April 3, 2006

Effective Date: April 3, 2006



March 28, 2006

A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on March 28, 2006 at 8 a.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Linda Ellingson, Chris Lauinger, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.

Mr. Bubach requested items of business on the agenda be reversed. A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried.

Mr. Bubach stated that negotiations had been settled the previous evening and presented the board a copy of the new agreement. A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to accept the 2006-07 Negotiated Agreement. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Mr. Bubach presented budgets for 2006-07 and

2007-08 with current certified staffing and with reduction in staff, including $15,000 in expenditure reductions. The condition of the current bus fleet was presented for review. Three buses could be considered for replacement due to high mileage and preparation for that expense should be included in future budgets.

In order to present a balanced budget for 2006-07, Mr. Bubach stated that he had been prepared to recommend two reduction-in-force nonrenewals. As a professional courtesy, both instructors were informed of his intentions prior to this meeting and both elected to choose reduction-in-force resignations. A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to accept the reduction-in-force resignations of David Daeley and Patrick Beckman. On roll call vote all were in favor.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to accept bids from Northland Coal for auger and flighting repairs (bid items 1-3, plus

travel) and Capital City Boiler Repair for labor and materials to remove and replace the tubes in two boilers. The combined repairs would cost $29,650. A bid from Simplex Grinnell for $4,596 was presented for replacement of the fire alarms and heat detectors. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Due to the negotiations settlement, the executive session of the board scheduled to commence immediately following this special meeting was cancelled.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.



March 20, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on March 20, 2006 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Karen Peterson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Linda Winning present.

Teachers present were MaryAnn Broe, Cindy Jelle-Ray, Linda Martin, Betty Rushfeldt and Marlys Throlson. Cheryll Ellingson, Coreen Johnson and Paul Stensland also attended.

A motion was made by Karen Peterson, seconded by Greg Thomas, to approve the minutes of the March

13 meeting as corrected. The motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Ploium reported that the paperwork for the Certificate of Indebtedness is in process and will be sent to the bank and the county, with an expected completion of mid-April.

School operations for 2006-07 were discussed and teachers were asked for input on possible changes that might be considered. An enrollment open house was mentioned, along with some other ways to promote the school. Mrs. Rushfeldt talked about her view of the school’s strengths and high priority needs.

A motion was made by Karen Peterson to adjourn the meeting. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned.

Linda Winning

Business Manager



March 8, 2006

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 8, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Derrick Dauphinais, Michael Alex and Lorraine McKay. Doug Yankton was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier and John Laducer.

President Dr. Erich Longie called the meeting to order at 4:35 p.m.

Ms. McKay moved to approve the agenda with the additions of superintendent’s evaluation, organizational chart, teacher negotiations and spring board retreat. Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Ms. McKay moved to approve the Consent Agenda.

Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Ms. McKay moved to approve out-of-state travel for Mr. Byberg to attend the National Science Conference in Anaheim, Calif. April 6-9, 2006.

Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Alex moved to approve out-of-state travel for Mr. Jacobson and Mrs. Harrington to attend the National Math Conference in St. Louis, Mo. April 26-29, 2006. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve out-of-state travel for students and chaperones to attend the Youth Leadership Conference in Omaha, Neb. March 30-April 1, 2006. Ms. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Yankton entered the meeting at 4:53 p.m.

Mr. Alex moved to accept Nancy Greene-Robertson’s resignation from the EvenStart Program. Ms. McKay seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Alex moved to approve the 2006-2007 school calendar. Ms. McKay seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Ms. McKay moved to approve the February 8 and 13,

2006 minutes. Mr. Alex seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Bills approved are as follows:



AAA Travel Agency $510.20

AAA Travel Agency 2,501.99

Acme Electric 567.17

Alex, Michael 423.75

AmericInn Lodge-Valley

City 56.32

Anderson, Charles 55.00

Anderson, Stephanie 206.25

Anderson, Stephanie 115.17

Beach Public School 8,512.28

Belgarde, Erin 445.25

Benson Co Farmers Press 181.17

Bert’s Deep Rock 90.00

Best Western Doublewood

Inn 1,305.00

Best Western Doublewood

Inn 122.00

Best Western Doublewood

Inn 293.00

Bingaman, Sidney 161.25

Bolton, Barbara 1,000.00

Book Club-IRA 24.96

Brownstone Publishing 197.00

Brusven, Dennis 500.00

Burger King-Grand Forks 111.75

Byberg, Marlo 198.75

Byberg, Marlo 205.75

Cando High School 1,413.45

Carlson, Eilene 195.00

Carlson, Eilene 2,409.00

Carlson, Mauritz 195.00

CellularOne 115.98

CellularOne 110.09

Central Distributing 56.16

Cole Papers 378.82

Comfort Inn-Bismarck 50.00

Country Inn Suites 1,374.60

Creative Impressions 209.80

Dauphinais, Derrick 423.75

Dauphinais, Derrick 134.20

Dauphinais, Samantha 50.00

Days Inn-Bismarck 210.00

de la Paz, Arlene 319.75

Dell Marketing LP 11,856.40

Demarce, Ann 195.00

Digital Office Center 109.00

ETA/Cuisenaire 923.89

Expressway Suites 138.50

Fort Totten Public School 861.00

Fulsebakke, Gary 120.00

Gangl, Tara 1,000.00

Grand Forks Symphony 15.00

Guy, Elaine 372.75

Guy, Elaine 57.89

Hale, Michelle 25.00

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 101.97

Howard, Catherine 42.00

I Design 1,402.00

Johnson, Sandy 50.32

Johnston, Mark 92.20

Johnston, Mark 91.38

Johnston, Mark 186.25

K12 Software 1,354.30

Kmart 369.61

Kmart 341.06

Laducer, John 198.75

Laducer, John 186.25

Lake Chevrolet 2,059.20

Lakeshore Basics 2,407.89

LBE & Assoc 325.00

Learning Essentials 194.42

Leevers County Market 165.38

Littlewind, Carmen 385.25

Longie, Erich 423.75

Love & Logic Institute 475.20

Luis Cafe 78.75

Luis Cafe 50.00

Marketplace Motors 21.30

McKay, Lorraine 423.75

Medicine Stone, Mattie 50.00

Mertens, Joe 173.75

Montana Dakota Utilities 296.71

Morin, Charles Jr 50.00

Morin, Nicklaus 75.00

National Ctr Family Literacy 3,365.00

Native Reflections 901.01

ND Motor Vehicle Dept 7.00

ND Telephone Co 650.64

NDCEL 50.00

NDCEL 60.00

NDCTM 30.00

NDCTM Conference 100.00



NDSTA 95.00

Nelson, Liz 34.53

Nelson, Liz 445.25

Ness, Kim 141.00

Northern Plains Electric Co 160.00

NSBA 1,270.00

Office Innovations 4,729.01

Office Innovations 70.00

Office Innovations 1,490.59

Oriental Trading Co 685.34

Otter Creek Institute 378.00

Paul’s Fort Totten Grocery 167.23

Perfection Learning Corp 192.43

Pizza Hut 65.90

Purchase Power 49.46

Rainbow, Lisa 195.00

Ramkota Hotel 100.00

Randall, Karl 500.00

Renneberg Hardwood 1,720.15

Renneberg Hardwood 101.13

Saari, Karen 110.50

Scholastic, Inc 8,033.30

School Health Corp 151.91

Schwan Wholesale Co 390.55

Spirit Lake Marina 601.29

Steinmann, Merle 111.12

Swenson, Sandra 120.48

Swenson, Sandra 209.90

Tate Topa Tribal School 144.38

Tate Topa Tribal School 2,368.52

The Galt House 3,618.59

Thompson, Mike Jr 195.00

Thompson’s Glass & Paint 691.00

Thunderhawk, Ashley 25.00

TJ’s Pizza 80.00

TJ’s Pizza 90.95

TJ’s Pizza 188.96

TJ’s Pizza 303.28

Tracy’s Market 96.04

Trottier, Wayne 236.25

UND 286.00

US Map & Book Co 33.00

US Treasury 12,006.72

VC/NDRA 2006 195.00

VC/NDRA 2006 105.00

Volk Human Services 1,703.63

Wally’s Supermarket 127.39

Wal-Mart 1,008.55

Walt Disney World Group

Res 2,073.96

Weekly Reader 537.50

Willert, Dan 168.75

Workforce Safety 91.30

Xerox Corp 1,186.00

Xerox Corp 711.64

Yankton, Doug 423.75

SUBTOTAL 109,474.36


Benson, Bonnie 329.29

Brusven, Dennis 267.35

BW Doublewood Inn 4,236.01

Byington, Michelle 100.00

Byington, Michelle 107.76

Coca-Cola 1,190.00

Coca-Cola 1,381.25

Creative Impressions 306.63

Davidson, David 20.00

Devils Lake High School 110.00

Dynamite Productions 100.00

Food Service of America 313.05

Gerrell’s of DL 641.73

Gourd, Sean 380.00

Gourd, Sean 1,000.00

GTM Sportswear 20.32

Harlow’s Bus Sales, Inc 3,000.00

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 69.62

Kmart 131.11

Kmart 164.95

Krantz’s Floral 300.00

KZZY & Q97 300.00

Longie, Yvonne 7.00

Moderne Glass Co 375.00

Mr & Mrs J’s Restaurant 333.97

Mr & Mrs J’s Restaurant 362.27

NDHSAA 4,100.00

NDHSAA 5,002.00

NDIAAA 215.00

Oriental Trading Co 117.61

Pepsi Cola Bottling 1,138.25

Pizza Hut-Rugby 312.46

Play It Again Sports 86.40

Radisson Hotel-Bismarck 4,200.00

Radisson Hotel-Bismarck 109.94

Schwan Wholesale 4,375.28

Select Therapy 543.40

Sew Right 1,080.00

Smith, Rick 60.00

Smith, Rick 540.00

Smith, Rick 280.00

Smith, Rick 1,000.00

Smith, Rick 3,640.00

Smith, Rick 85.64

Soltis Sportswear Co 1,181.54

Soltis Sportswear Co 2,213.75

Spirit Lake Resort 210.68

Stensland, Shirley 100.00

Stensland, Shirley 300.00

Stensland, Shirley 400.00

The Foster County

Independent 98.25

Thomas, Les 225.00

TJ’s Pizza 154.95

Wally’s Supermarket 649.11

Wal-Mart 68.12

SUBTOTAL 48,034.69

TOTAL 157,509.05



Payroll $142,451.32

Social Security 17,104.12

Medicare 4,000.32

Federal Withholding 11,977.35

State Withholding 1,649.00

NDTFFR 14,478.24

BCBSND 27,056.10

Aflac 131.06

SLSTEB 40.00

FTPSD #30 463.92

NDPERS 3,045.12

NCT 530.26

ND State Disburse 186.10

Johnson, Rodenbu 725.56

Western State 535.00

Spirit Lake Tribe 1,201.90

Spirit Lake Housing 200.00

Thrivent Lutheran 300.00

IRS 215.00

TOTAL 226,290.37

Ms. McKay moved to approve the personnel report.

Mr. Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Yankton moved to accept the Fort Totten Education Association as the proposed negotiating unit which represents the full-time certified personnel employed primarily as classroom teachers. Ms. McKay seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

The agenda for the spring retreat will be the superintendent’s evaluation, business manager’s evaluation, organizational chart, budget and policy review.

Mr. Alex exited the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Mr. Yankton moved to approve placing of the family involvement coordinator under the federal program’s director. Ms. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson


Erich Longie

Board President



March 14, 2006

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held on March 14, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Young, Swanson, Larson, Silliman, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten, Business Manager Benson, and Melody Bracken (via speaker phone). Visitors were MiChelle Nybo and Jeff Manley.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.

As part of the response to the survey from current kindergarten parents on full day every day kindergarten, MiChelle Nybo gave the board an update on the transition and observations of student achievements as they progressed toward full day every day kindergarten. Mrs. Braaten provided copies of the survey response to the board as part of the elementary principal’s report.

A summary of the results from the recent football co-op survey was reviewed. The board discussed the logistics of different co-op scenarios and moving to 11-man. A meeting with the Maddock School representatives will be scheduled.

The board discussed negotiations and putting together an initial offer to the teachers.

Proposals will be exchanged on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 8:00 a.m.

The board reviewed the superintendent’s formal evaluation.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the February financial reports and bills for payment.


B & H Oil Co $2,630.42

Baker’s Plays 20.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 93.99

BW Doublewood Inn 100.00

Brown, M Jane 312.75

Cando Public School 15.00

Chad’s Amoco 442.18

Class of 2010 11.67

Clute Office Equip 375.33

Computer Store 432.00

Crossroads Service 9.38

Dacotah Paper Co 1,143.00

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

Digital Office Centre 275.70

Ecolab Pest Elimination 86.50

Farmers Union Oil Co 336.33

Finishing Touches 10.70

Gerrells & Co 504.00

H A Thompson & Sons 857.42

Heart of America Medical

Center 17.34

ITD 143.27

Jacobson, Lucia 152.50

Johnson Clinic 252.00

L & H Plumbing & Heating 62.00

Lake Region Sheet Metal 147.00

Larson Implement 2.50

Leapaldt, Gay 428.40

Leeds Hot Lunch 1,002.00

Leevers County Market 102.90

Mac’s, Inc 31.97

Moser, Sheila 18.83

Music Treasures Co 47.39

ND Telephone Co 368.74

OfficeMax 132.09

Paulson Supply 105.26

Popplers Music 359.83

Praxair Distribution 63.61

Quill Corp 126.11

Ramkota Hotel 140.00

Region IV Music 150.00

Risovi, Corinne 40.13

Stave, Daniel 250.50

Stein’s 1,008.35

Tracy’s 144.11

Verizon 23.63

Otter Tail Power Co 2,268.37

ESPB 75.00

Create ND 300.00

City of Leeds 158.00

New Rockford School 258.00

NDIAAA 125.00

Cando Insurance Agency 4,723.86

US Postmaster-Leeds 86.43

Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report: teacher observations are complete, FFA students attended the winter show, congratulations to the grand champions in the grain samples; the FCCLA visited the Heartland Care Center and at Star Events received first place/gold star with the Blankets for Katrina project; Matthew Swanson placed first and Logan Gunderson runner up at this year’s Benson County Spelling Bee and both will attend the state spelling bee; EMT students will be in Bismarck for the state practical tests; parent-teacher conferences were attended 78%.

Congratulations to the boys’ basketball coaches, players, managers, and cheerleaders for their season. Congratulations to Reid Haagenson, RJ Darling and Cody Biby for being named to the All-District Tournament team and to Cody and RJ who were named All-District 7 players.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s

report: parent-teachers conferences were 97% attended; participation in the Benson County Spelling Bee; elementary students were bowling in Devils Lake; teachers are reviewing four science series for purchase next year; Benson County Music Festival is March 22; and Swing Saxes lyceum is on March 29.

State Assessment Testing preliminary results were discussed.

Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting attended; JPA’s, school funding and scheduling.

The Medhus Scholarship committee will meet in April.

Due to the storm days, late starts and early dismissal, time will be made up on Monday, April 17, 2006.

Education Improvement Committee report on ND School Funding – system and proposed philosophy was discussed.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s

report: America the Beautiful tree planting grant to replace the elm trees along the north edge of property; principal evaluations are completed; hunter safety classes start next week; track practice has started (Leeds has 11 boys and 9 girls participating); golf practice starts March 27; and three students from Leeds are participating in baseball this year at Devils Lake High School.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young




March 27, 2006

A special meeting of the Leeds School Board was held on March 27, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Present were Young, Silliman, Larson, Swanson, Supt. Braaten and Business Manager Benson.

The board met to discuss negotiations.

Randy Silliman will be spokesperson for the board.

The meeting adjourned to the FCS classroom.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young





Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Leeds School District held a long term planning meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. In attendance were board members Linda Young, Randy Silliman, Gene Larson and Mark Swanson; Joel Braaten, superintendent; Jason Gullickson, secondary principal; Carol Braaten, elementary principal; Kathy Benson, business manager – recorder; five staff/faculty members; and 26 members of the community.

Mr. Braaten opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and reviewing the agenda.

Information was provided on PowerPoint? presentation with handouts distributed to everyone. The presentation consisted of the following items:

• Projected enrollment numbers for 2006/07, 2008/09, and 2010/11 and the estimated census of 0-5 year olds for 2007.

• Financial data of the past 5 years – general fund revenue and expenditures, expenditures per pupil and mill levies and taxable valuations.

• Listing of current programs, services and activities – extracurricular (including elementary), secondary courses and graduation requirements. Services – special ed, Title I, speech language, library, and arts.

• Instructional and administrative staffing – current FTE’s.

• Facilities and utilization – condition and compliance with codes.

Effects of the demographic changes on the academic and extracurricular programs, on staffing, and on the facilities. Also on tax levies.

The group broke into four work groups to discuss and exchange ideas for planning.

After discussion the ideas and suggestions were summarized and listed.

Meeting adjourned.

A copy of the 2006 Long Range Planning Report is available to the public during regular business hours in the administrative offices at Leeds Public School, 530 1st Street SE, Leeds, North Dakota.

(Publish April 19, 2006)



In the Matter of the Estate of Harry Cline, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Sherman Cline at PO Box 250, Minnewaukan, ND 58351, or filed with the Court.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2006.

-s-Sherman Cline

Sherman Cline

Neil Thompson

Thompson & Thompson

409 4th Avenue – PO Box 696

Devils Lake, ND 58301

Attorneys for the Estate

First publication on the 5th day of April, 2006.

(Publish April 5, 12 & 19, 2006)


The City of Sheyenne is asking for bids to patch, reseal and chip the city streets. The City of Sheyenne reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Deadline for bids is May 15, 2006 at 7 p.m.

Beatrice Hanson

City Auditor

(Publish April 12 and 19, 2006)



February 13, 2006

The Warwick School Board met Monday, February 13,

2006 at noon in the IVN Room. Present were McKelvey, Thiele, Elfman, Christofferson and Gravdahl. Others present were Mr. Jacobson, Mr.

Riedinger, Mr. Loibl, Mr. Michels and Mrs.

Jensen. The meeting was called to order at 12:05 p.m.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

It was moved, seconded and carried to pay the following bills:

Monica Christofferson $43.90

Books Are Fun 103.00

Monica Christofferson 55.15

NDSBA 585.00

Wilson Whiteshield 30.00

Ameripride 533.31

ATD-American Co 202.85

Barnes & Noble, Inc 1,226.18

Benson Co Farmers Press 71.98

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 110.00

Calloway House, Inc 334.83

Cole Papers 424.63

Dakota Westmoreland Corp 416.40

Demco 530.08

Devils Lake Glass & Paint 36.83

Emil R. Schoenfish 780.00

Barbara Eversvik 37.08

Follett Educational Services 197.80

Ford Insurance 1,427.00

Gerrells & Company 1,275.00

Harcourt Brace & Company 147.88

HB Sound & Light, Inc 19.39

Houghton Mifflin Company 302.58

Howe, Cunningham & Lowe 192.50

Johnson Controls 8,957.00

Justin Klein 600.00

Knell Trucking 604.34

Lake Region Sheet Metal 112.00

Lake Region Special Ed 7,695.33

Leevers County Market 103.45

Liberty Business Systems 220.50

Maynard Lobil 602.25

Mack Plumbing 1,348.46

McRel 90.00

McVille Hardware & Lumber 163.85

Nardini Fire Equipment 244.25

Otter Tail Power Co 206.55

Performance Education 126.44

Quill Corporation 648.71

Reliable Office Supply 142.48

Renaissance Learning 13.45

School Specialty 1,368.50

Schwan Wholesale 528.04

State Treasurer 165.0

Strong’s Lock & Safe 42.25

The McGraw-Hill

Companies 128.42

US Bank 53,184.00

Wally’s Supermarket 17.06

Karlene Warner 15.75

Warwick City 330.00

Warwick Oil 2,627.00

Weekly Reader 358.42

Workforce Safety & Ins 102.05

Barton’s Bus Sales 10,314.56

Barton’s Bus Sales 234.60

Mr. Loibl reported on the copy machine, the school board negotiations meeting to be held February 16 to 18, the school lawsuit, the 4-day school week, the school expulsion and the school Web site.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the third reading of the School Disaster Plan.

It was moved, seconded and carried to recognize the Warwick Education Association as the bargaining agent for the negotiating unit of all certified teachers of the Warwick Public School.

It was moved, seconded and carried to offer contracts for the 2006-2007 school year to Mr.

Loibl, superintendent; Gene Riedinger, high school principal; and Steve Jacobson, elementary principal.

Mr. Loibl reported on the out-of-district students, the full-time library position, the parent-teacher conferences Feb. 13 from 2 to 9 p.m. and the 2006-2007 calendar.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve tuition waivers for three students to attend Sheyenne and one student to attend New Rockford.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 14 at 12 noon.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Johnnie McKelvey


(Publish April 19, 2006)



Notice is hereby given by Brenda Fossen, Business Manager, of the Maddock School District No. 9, that on the second Tuesday, the 13th day of June, 2006, an annual election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board, each for a term of three years.

Any candidate for election as a member to the school board of a school district shall file with the Business Manager of the School Board, not less than 33 days before the election, and before four o’clock p.m. on the thirty-third day, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement that is mailed to the Business Manager shall be in physical possession of the Business Manager before four o’clock on the thirty-third day before the election. The closing date and time for filing will be May 11, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.

School board members with expiring terms are Linda Ellingson, representing Arne and South Viking and parts of East Fork and West Antelope Townships of Benson County; and parts of Fram, Heimdal, Norway Lake and Valhalla Townships of Wells County; and Rebecca Brandvold, representing North Viking and Hesper Townships, and parts of Aurora and Rich Valley Townships of Benson County; and parts of Alexanter Township of Pierce County.

The Maddock School District polls are located in the Maddock School Resource Center. Polls will be open on June 13, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Maddock School District No. 9

Maddock, ND 58348

(Publish April 19 & 26 & May 3, 2006)



Oberon Community Center

Monday, May 8, 2006 – 7 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Quorum determined

III. Reading of the minutes

IV. Approval of bills

V. Reports of officers

VI. Communications

VII. Unfinished business

VIII. New business

IX. Adjournment

(Publish April 19, 2006)

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