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7/2/2008 – Public Notices


Civil No. 03-08-C-00066





Kenneth Bachmeier, )

Susan Bachmeier, )

Bradley Bachmeier, )

Mary Bachmeier, )

Plaintiffs. )

vs. )

Amelia Bachmeier a/k/a )

Amelia C. Bachmeier, )

Albert Bachmeier a/k/a )

Albert Bachmeier, )

Stanley Bachmeier, )

Bonnie Bachmeier, )

Rodney Bachmeier a/k/a )

Rod Bachmeier, Lori )

Bachmeier, Nick Wentz, )

and any persons unknown )

claiming any estate or )

encumbrance upon the )

property described in )

the complaint, )

Defendants. )


You and each of you are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the complaint in this action which is filed in the office of the Clerk of District Court in Benson County, State of North Dakota at the City of Minnewaukan in said County and State, by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days after the service. If you fail to do so, Judgment by Default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.


Please take notice that the above entitled action is brought to determine adverse claims and to quiet title in the plaintiffs to the following described real property situated in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, to-wit:

E1/2SW1/4, Lot 4, Section 7; E1/2 SW1/4, Lots 1 & 2, Section 18, all Township 151, Range 71, Benson County, North Dakota.

No personal claim is made against any of the said named defendants.

Dated this 9th day of June, 2008

-s-Clifford C. Grosz

Clifford C. Grosz

Attorney for Plaintiffs

PO Box 275

Harvey, ND 58341

(Publish June 18 & 25 & July 2, 2008)



June 23, 2008

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held June 23, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway, Ellen Truax, Lance Alexander and Sylvester Hoffner and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Scott Mayer was a guest.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Ellen Truax, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 7, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lance Alexander, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The bills are as follows:

Terry Schwab $404.43

Misti Arnold 554.10

Don Vetsch 900.00

DeLores Solway 45.02

Sylvester Hoffner 45.02

Ecolab 154.00

ND Public Health 16.00

Waste Management 1,352.50

ND Telephone Co. 54.59

Otter Tail Power Co. 502.66

Postmaster 54.00

Misti Arnold 15.29

Benson Co. Farmers Press 94.13

Scott Mayer was present representing the Young Men’s Club. He asked permission to hold the annual demolition derby and street dance on July 12, 2008. Lance Alexander made a motion to approve the club to hold the street dance and demo derby and that a $100 deposit is to be made to the city. Sylvester Hoffner seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

The reorganizational meeting was held to swear in the newly elected council members, mayor and park board. The following were sworn in:

council members DeLores Solway and Lance Alexander for two year terms; council member Ellen Truax for a four year term; Mayor Estagen Zimmerman for a four year term; June Olson for a two year term on the park board; and Nicole Alexander for a four year term on the park board.

Mayor Estagen Zimmerman appointed Ellen Truax as council president, Lance Alexander as water and sewer commissioner, DeLores Solway as dumpground commissioner, Sylvester Hoffner as lagoon commissioner and Misti Arnold as city auditor.

Darrell Mitzel had asked Mayor Zimmerman if the fire department could park a truck in the city hall. This matter was tabled until the next meeting. Further information was needed before the council will make its decision.

Selling of the city’s pickup and purchasing a tractor with a three-point mower was tabled until next meeting. Mayor Zimmerman was to check out the tractor and mower and then further discussion will be held at the July 2 meeting.

The next regular meeting and reorganizational meeting will be held on July 2, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.

Ellen Truax made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner. The meeting adjourned.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor




May 12, 2008

The 5 year planning meeting for the Minnewaukan School Board was held at 3:30 p.m. on May 12, 2008. Supt. Jury opened the meeting with David Ambers and all teachers present except Ron Carlson, Mike Callahan, Jean Callahan, Ryan Hanson, Jason Svir and David Salisbury.

An informative slide show was shown.

Discussion was held on different concerns for the teachers and the school. Some of the concerns were use of the Kinder Center, the play area, rooms in the main school and a computer lab.

Some of the things the teachers would like to see in the school are smart boards, a document camera and a wireless printer.

In-service days would be learning how to use the smart boards, power school and NWEA map testing that is taken in the fall.

Some of the teachers had concerns about teaching the standards and not prepping for testing.

There being no other business or discussion the meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers




May 12, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers at 4:30 p.m. on May 12, 2008. Also present were Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Supt. Myron Jury and Dianne Mikkelson. Corey Erickson, Laura Every, Jean Callahan and Ron Carlson were absent.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

Deb Dyste gave a big thank you card from the music students to the board for helping them with their trip to Minneapolis, Minn.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the minutes of the April 14, 2008 meeting. The motion carried.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried.


Adelsman Company $790.13

Advanced Business

Methods 685.64

Altru Clinic-Lake Region 65.00 196.60

Anderson, Karen 104.74

Benson Co. Farmers Press 178.56

Best Western Doublewood

Inn 124.00

Best Western Doublewood

Inn 183.99

Blick Art Materials 20.44

Callahan, Jean 27.00

Callahan, Mike 35.00

Callahan, Mike 186.00

Capital One FSB 1,613.78

Carlson, Ron 186.00

City of Minnewaukan 664.63

Comfort Inn 54.48

Days Inn-Airport/Dome

Suites 693.47

Devils Lake C&F Tire

Center 588.97

Dyste, Debbie 234.75

Ecolab Pest Elim. Div. 101.00

Erickson, Bonnie 499.84

Farmers Union Oil Co. 56.39

Farmers Union Oil Co. 7,637.61

Gladstone Inn & Suites 137.98

J.W. Pepper & Son Inc. 134.60

Jemstone Auto Glass 69.40

JS Vending Inc. 550.87

Jury, Myron 37.09

Jury, Myron 186.00

Lakeside Lock & Key 329.05

Lingen, Wayne 54.00

Lonetree Special Ed Unit 1,221.20

Mac’s Inc. 13.05

McQuoid’s Grocery 1,674.36

Medcenter One

Occupational Health 50.00

Music In Motion 28.95

NAPA Auto Parts 494.48

ND Telephone Co. 525.46

Office Depot 1,372.71

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,731.86

Popplers Music Store 238.59

Quill Corporation 197.94

Risovi, Corinne 22.75

Sports Illustrated 77.84

Stein’s Inc. 436.66

Success For All Foundation 1,260.00

Volk Human Services, PC 15,480.00

TOTAL 42,257.86


Balfour $128.65

Balfour 47.55

Ebach Construction 1,318.99

Gerrells & Co. 533.99

Leevers County Market 13.98

McQuoid’s Grocery 42.68

Mwkn. Alumni Assn. 202.78

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. 468.82

Sports Awards 40.45

Thompson, Darlene 49.36

Wal-Mart Community BRC 174.82

TOTAL 3,022.07


Interstate Brands Corp. $568.22

JS Vending Inc. 546.67

Leevers County Market 13.98

Meadow Sweet Dairy 1,153.60

US Food Service-GF 3,367.05

TOTAL 5,649.52

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to approve the financial reports with budget revisions. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the 5 year plan, summer work, co-op meeting with Leeds and science opening.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, that all non-certified staff be given an eight percent raise for the 2008-09 school year. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. The motion carried. Erickson and Every were absent.

AYP-School Improvement and administration contracts were tabled until the June meeting. The preliminary budget for the 2008-09 school year and buses were discussed.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to approve the tuition waivers for M. Sattler, B. Wren and A. Tofsrud to Devils Lake School.

The motion carried.

The next meeting is scheduled for June 11, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers




In the Matter of the Estate of Michael E. Syverson, 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 Ludwena Syverson, personal representative of the estate, at PO Box 193, Esmond, ND 58332-0193, or filed with the court.

Dated this 13th day of June, 2008.

-s-Ludwena Syverson

Ludwena Syverson

Personal Representative

Broden Law Office

501 5th Ave. SE

PO Box 686

Devils Lake, ND 58301

(701) 662-2616

Attorneys for Personal Representative

First publication on the 18th day of June, 2008.

(Publish June 18 & 25 & July 2, 2008)

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