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3/19/2008 – Public Notices



Notice is hereby given by Renae Kennedy, Business Manager of the Oberon School District No. 16, that on the second Tuesday, the 10th day of June 2008, an annual election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board for a term of three years.

Any candidate for election as a member of the school board of a school district shall file with the business manager of the school board not less that 60 days before the election, and before four o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth 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 must be in the physical possession of the business manager before four o’clock on the sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for filing will be April 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

School board members with expiring terms are Paula Deckert and Karen Peterson. School board members are elected at large. Holdover members of the board are Yvonne Thumb, Greg Thomas and Patricia Anderson.

The Oberon School District polls are located in the Oberon School lunch room. Polls will be open on June 10, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Renae Kennedy,

Business Manger

Oberon School District No. 16

Oberon, ND 58357

(Publish March 12 & 19 & April 9, 2008)



In the Matter of the Estate of Suzanne Schmid, 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 Edward J. Schmid, Sr., personal representative of the estate, at PO Box 145, Minnewaukan, ND 58351, or filed with the court.

Dated this 6th day of March, 2008.

-s-Edward J. Schmid, Sr.

Edward J. Schmid, Sr.

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

110 Main Street East

PO Box 211

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

ID#: 04664

Attorney for Estate

(Publish March 19 & 26 & April 2, 2008)



Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Esmond is April 11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: city mayor for a four-year term; one city council member for a four year term; two city council members for two year terms; two city park board members for four year terms and one city park board member for a two-year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of Interests to the Esmond City Auditor by the above deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city auditor or online at

Misti Arnold

City Auditor



February 4, 2008

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held Monday, February 4, 2008. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager and Doug Schmid and City Auditor Jessi Knatterud. Others present were Peggy and Cap Cavanaugh.

A motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting was made by Schmid and seconded by Hager. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion to accept the bills was made by Hager and seconded by Schmid. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved were:

Internal Revenue Service $275.40

Otter Tail Power Co 836.08

Workforce Safety & Ins 250.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 76.16

Farmers Union Insurance 482.00

Waste Management 996.56

Hawkins, Inc 1,279.54

ND Rural Water Systems 75.00

ND Telephone Co 57.31

City of Oberon 120.00

Park District 294.83

Corey Ploium 184.70

Jessi Knatterud 369.40

James Nelson 3.92

John Thomas 20.00

Eloise Ploium 10.15

Items for discussion: Peggy Cavanaugh was present to discuss waste disposal and talk about the new site at Fort Totten.

A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Hager, to have a letter sent to Corey Ploium about checking the sewer pump station and making a checklist of how often. Also to check pipes at the fire hall, especially during severely cold temperatures. The motion carried.

It was also mentioned to send another letter to individuals who get water at the fire hall during spraying season.

The next meeting will be March 3, 2008 at 7 p.m.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Hager, seconded by Schmid. The motion carried.

Jessi Knatterud

City Auditor

James C. Nelson




March 5, 2008

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held March 5, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; council members DeLores Solway and Ellen Truax; and City Auditor, Misti Arnold. Absent were Lance Alexander and Sylvester Hoffner. Guests were Terry Schwab, Richard Goldade, Audrey Boe and Gordy Schmidt.

A motion was made by Ellen Truax, seconded by DeLores Solway, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 5, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Ellen Truax, seconded by DeLores Solway, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The bills are as follows:

Terry Schwab $380.77

Misti Arnold 554.10

Waste Management 1,352.50

Otter Tail Power Co 1,082.89

Farmers Union Oil 546.04

Dennis Leier 120.00

Lamm’s 475.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 63.36

State Treasurer’s Office 200.00

ND Telephone Co 54.58

Benson Co Hwy 864.70

ND Public Health 6.00

Audrey Boe of the Midwest Assistance Program was present. She commented that she had contacted Jim Maxim regarding the contract that is needed between Rural Water and the City of Esmond. Boe said that Maxim had given Bill Hartl all the information that was needed.

Mayor Estagen Zimmerman commented that Hartl did not have the information. Broe was going to e-mail Maxim again and find out was going on and then e-mail Misti Arnold with the progress.

Gordy Schmidt, representing Otter Tail Power Co., came to the meeting on behalf of Damian Reiter. He asked if the council had any questions on the new ordinance that was presented to the city at the last meeting and if the the city’s lawyer looked over it. He also asked about the poles that the city would like them to move back of the street.

Richard Goldade of the Esmond Locker Plant was present. He had concerns on the bill he had received to pay a portion of the cleaning that had to be done when the sewer backed up in the VFW Hall.

Discussion was held and Goldade agreed to pay the $300 that was billed to the locker plant.

A first reading of Ordinance 98 was read. This ordinance grants Otter Tail Power Co. permission to erect, construct, install, and maintain within the City of Esmond, an electric lights and power system and transmission lines and to operate the same and to install conduits, poles, wires, pipes and other fixtures in, upon and under streets, alleys, bridges, and public grounds of said City for the purpose of furnishing electric light, heat, power to said City and the inhabitants thereof. DeLores Solway made a motion to approve the first reading of Ordinance 98, seconded by Ellen Truax. The motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held April 2, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.

DeLores Solway made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ellen Truax. The meeting adjourned.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor



March 3, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held March 3, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the council chambers. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson and council members Daniel Hoffert, Wayne Knatterud, Marilyn Allan and Rodney Maddock. Also present were Keith Winson, Ned Mitzel, JoAnn Oksendahl, Sara Plum, Bruce Terpening, Kent Neppl and Lu Mathison.

A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Knatterud, to approve the minutes of the meeting from Monday, February 4, 2008. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the following bills. The motion carried.

Employee wages $4,551.22

Border States 222.48

Acme Electric 1,491.48

BlueCross BlueShield 1,463.50

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

ND Health Lab 16.00

Frank L. Mosser 96.40

Dakotah Paper Co 31.18

Visa 346.19

Northern Water Works

Supply, Inc 159.78

Maddock Cafe & Lanes 1,363.90

Maddock Business &

Technology Center 7.00

Summers Manufacturing 515.10

LexisNexis Matthew

Bender 47.85

Sweeney Brothers, Inc 177.56

Librarians’ Book Express 67.73

The Cottage 57.50

Tracy’s Market 5.67

Creative Impressions 29.99

Mid-Dakota Lumber &

Supply, Inc 37.49

Maddock EDC 2,490.78

Swanberg Construction, Inc 21,408.00

Ramsey National Bank 1,415.84

State Tax Commissioner 110.76

Waste Management of ND 3,814.25

Northern Plains Electric 32,785.46

Maddock Mini Mart 1,390.65

Tracy’s Market 47.84

High Voltage Testing &

Safety 25.29

Benson Co Farmers Press 94.08

Keith Winson 64.47

ND State Library 60.00

Pathways Within, Inc 30.00

ND Telephone Company 3,321.88

Western Area Power 6,668.76

Keith Winson reported Swanberg Construction has completed the first filter at the water plant and has started working on the second filter.

Ned Mitzel reported a break-in at NAPA with tiems missing.

Maddock Park Board members Sara Plum and Kent Neppl were present and gave a financial report and updated the council on the pool, youth baseball program and Babe Ruth coach. They are now seeking applicants for pool manager, lifeguards and Babe Ruth. Coach Kate Schwanke will coach youth baseball again this year.

Lu Mathison and Bruce Terpening were present representing the Maddock Community Development Board (MCDB). A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Maddock, to advertise a job opening for the community development director position. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Allan, to purchase Black Mountain Accounting Software for the city office. The motion carried.

One liquor/dance permit request was presented for the Double R Bar-Lodge 68 Club dance at the community center March 15. A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the permit.

The motion carried.

A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Knatterud, to reimburse Flo Kallenbach for the paper used to make Jean Mosser’s retirement programs. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Hoffert, to approve a liquor permit request to Dakota Hills Winery for the ag show at the Multi-Purpose Building March 19. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Hoffert, to allow Priscilla Backstrom to attend the North Dakota State Library Spring Workshop in Grand Forks. The motion carried.

JoAnn Oskendahl was present inquiring about the liquor/beer permit application.

There is a tax equalization meeting scheduled for April 1, 2008 in the council chambers. All council members need to attend.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m.

There being no furthur business, on motion made and seconded, the meeting adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Kevin Winson


These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.



February 19, 2008

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, February 19, 2008 in the School Library.

Roll call vote was held to establish a quorum. McKelvey, Black, Christofferson, Gravdahl and Thiele were present. Others present were Mr. Guthrie, Aaron and Kari Greene, Steve Rohrer and Karen Olson.

Additions to the agenda were the prom and the graduation slide presentation.

Gravdahl moved and McKelvey seconded a motion to approve the agenda.

The motion carried.

Christofferson moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the January meeting. The motion carried.

Opportunity was given for comments from the public.

Benson County Sheriff Steve Rohrer and Karen Olson, juvenile supervisor, were present to give a slide presentation on safety for prom and graduation. Sheriff Rohrer informed the board that there will be a Benson County mock car accident at Maddock in April and encouraged all schools in Benson County to participate. Mr. Guthrie recommended that the Warwick School participate.

McKelvey moved and Christofferson seconded a motion to approve the bills presented. The motion carried.

Barton Bus Sales $10,900.25

Act 156.40

Lindsay Allmaras 30.00

Ameripride 390.89

Barnes & Noble 71.75

Benson Co. Farmers Press 147.20

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 55.00

BW Seven Seas Inn 55.00

Central Business Systems 9.69

Codework 155.40

Cole Papers 912.44

Dakota Westmoreland Corp. 417.16

Del Hager Sales 232.27

Devils Lake Public School 125.00

Discovery Education 1,400.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 4,720.78

Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,346.17

Follett Educational Services 1,300.20

Ford Insurance 2,877.49

Gerrells & Company 913.80

Wendy Gourneau 16.86

H.E. Everson 72.20

Haan Crafts 214.80

Hobart Sales & Service 2,835.50

Johnson Controls 9,687.00

JS Vending 515.89

JS Vending 452.10

Knell Trucking 2,458.56

Lake Region Special Ed. 8,342.76

Roxanne Laugsand 32.00

Leevers County Market 182.31

Mack Plumbing 190.43

MCI 115.15

McVille Hardware 33.77

NDSBA 280.00

North Dakota State Library 120.00

North Dakota Telephone Co. 935.49

Otter Tail Power Company 146.44

Pearce & Durick 156.68

RDJ Specialties, Inc. 202.88

School Specialty, Inc. 519.05

Simplexgrinnell 426.00

Stein’s, Inc. 29.18

Toledo Physical Education

Supply 29.06

Wal-Mart 194.68

Wally’s Supermarket 166.56

Warwick City 330.00

Warwick Oil 1,984.18

Ziegler Ref & Heating 76.00

Follett Educational Services 498.57

Superintendent’s report: Mr. Guthrie reported that there will be a demonstration of the Internet curriculum; the Warwick School has received a garden grant for a flower bed which will be planted in front of the school. Mr. Guthrie also informed the board that the board needs to get a copy of the original reorganization plan sent to Gary Thune about electing all school board members at large.

Principal’s report: Mr. Jacobson is in Texas at the SFA Conference and Mr. Frederickson is in the hospital.

The Industrial Technology Program was discussed. Mr. Guthrie is to figure it in the budget for the 2008-09 school year.

Gravdahl moved and Black seconded a motion to approve the second reading of the Medical Emergency Response Plan. The motion carried.

The Warwick Education Association presented a letter to start negotiations. Christofferson moved and McKelvey seconded a motion to deny due to language concerning for whom they are negotiating. The motion carried.

McKelvey moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to accept the resignations of Kelly Morrison, Kathy Magnan, Jan Loe and Karlene Warner. The motion carried.

Gravdahl moved and Christofferson seconded a motion that the board thank the teachers and buy them plaques for all their years of dedicated service. The motion carried.

Mrs. Warner, a certified librarian, would like to return and work in the library two days a week. McKelvey moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to hire Mr. Warner as librarian two days a week. Four were in favor and one opposed. The motion carried.

Discipline problems were discussed. It was decided to have a meeting March 10 at 5 p.m. for all grade 7-12 teachers, parents and school board members.

The next school board meeting will be March 11 at 5 p.m.

Meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele



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