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3/11/2009 – Public Notices




February 17, 2009

A regular meeting of the board of the Maddock School District was held on February 17, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. Present were Becky Brandvold, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Randy Benson, Superintendent Kim Anderson, Principal Penny Leier and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Also present were guests Gary Wald, Vanessa Peters and Val Olson. The meeting was chaired by vice president Brandvold.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Benson, to approve the minutes of the January 20 meeting, the General Fund bills totaling $25,778.89, and food service and activities reports. The motion carried.


Acme Electric $379.03

Ag Resources 240.00

Alltel Wireless 47.95

AT Ferrell Co. 2,116.00

Belle Trucking 5,617.66

Benson Co. Farmers Press 79.80

Border States Electric

Supply 176.37

City of Maddock 4,245.16

Cole Papers 72.36

Dakota Web Composers 90.00

Devils Lake Public School 2,000.00

EduTech 450.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 5,534.16

Food Service Fund 43.37

Golden West Industrial

Supply 273.64

Gus’s Auto Supply 39.22

Gutormson, Samuel 58.06

Harlow’s Bus Sales 483.21

InFocus Corporation 867.00

Johnson Clinic, PC 102.00

Johnson’s Plumbing &

Appliance 90.12

JS Vending 212.99

KidsPeace Corporation 674.92

Maddock Community Club 50.00

ND Center for Distance

Education 52.55

Personnel Concepts

Limited 54.85

Popplers Music 670.00

Quill Corporation 682.28

Ramkota Hotel 110.00

Tracy’s Market 210.91

Yri, Terry 55.28

TOTAL 25,778.89

Principals reported on recent student activities such as the grades 11-12 state legislature trip, Mathcounts, 21st Century and basketball tournaments. Our band will be performing at the district and regional girls’ basketball tournaments and has been invited to perform for both sessions of opening day of the state girls’ tournament.

Mrs. Anderson stated that Notice for Bids is posted and due by April 1, 2009 for the new bleachers. The Death by Chocolate event raised approximately $1,600.00.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Benson, to approve the Ramsey National Bank Pledge Pool report of December 21, 2008. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.

Mrs. Anderson informed the board that she has received a letter from Mrs. Flo Kallenbach of her desire to retire, though this letter is not a formal notice of such. She would like the board to either extend Cobra benefits until she is of Medicare age, approve a one-year sabbatical or consider reducing her position to part-time. Mrs.

Anderson stated that she has sought legal opinion of the first two requests and has been advised against changing Cobra, and that sabbatical only be permitted if acceptable staff is available to cover her position prior to the board’s acceptance of that request. There are possible staffing scenarios that would cover her technology support and math positions which would require reassignment of current staff. There are no current staff qualified for business or senior high technology and the possibility of hiring a one-year position will be difficult. The board recommended that Mrs. Anderson ask Mrs.

Kallenbach to consider the part-time position, with her emphasis on the vocational classes.

Mrs. Anderson stated that Lonetree Special Ed is implementing a Rights to Intervention program and Maddock has been asked to be a pilot school. This is a program also encouraged by Title I. Driver education, classes delivered by ITV and dual credit were also discussed.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Kenner, to accept the second reading of the following policies: FCAC Head Lice; DDAA Family & Medical Leave; DDAA-BR Family & Medical Leave Regulations; and DDAA-E Family and Medical Leave Law Exhibit. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.

Discussion was held on a boys’ basketball co-op with Minnewaukan-Leeds. Also discussed was to consider if the girls’ basketball program should be included and when would such a co-op be necessary.

Mrs. Anderson informed the board of the implications of HB1400. With this two-year funding bill the Maddock School is projected to break even at best in year one, but would see additional funding year two. The bill also includes several additional mandates.

The board was informed that formal superintendent evaluations are due by March 6, to be presented at the March regular meeting.

The special meeting scheduled to follow adjournment had been cancelled the previous day and will be rescheduled to follow the March meeting.

The next regular meeting will be March 10 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

(These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.)



March 16, 2009 – 6 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Additions to and approval of agenda

III. Delegations and communications. A.

Opportunity for public to speak; B. Flood insurance update, Rita Staloch IV. Reading and approval of the minutes V. Presentation of bills VI. Reports. A. General Fund; B. Special Fund; C.

Hot lunch; D. Capital projects

VII. Old business. A. Update on instant alert software; B. Staffing issues; C.

negotiations; D. Legislative issues; E. Make up days; F. Basketball co-op information and meeting date.

VIII. New business. A. Superintendent evaluation.

IX. Principals’ reports

X. Next meeting date and time

XI. Adjournment

(Publish March 11, 2009)






JPMorgan Chase Bank, National)Association, as purchaser of the loans)and other assets of Washington Mutual) Bank, formerly known as

Washington) Mutual Bank, FA the "Savings Bank") from the Federal Deposit Insurance) Corporation, acting as receiver for) the Savings Bank and pursuant to its) authority under the Federal

Deposit) Insurance Act, 12) S.C. ? 1821(d), )

Plaintiff, )

vs, )

Mark Wheeler; Sharon Wheeler; )

and any person in possession, )Defendants. )

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

You are hereby summoned to appear and defend against the Complaint in this action, which has been filed with the Clerk of Court or is herewith served upon you, by serving upon the undersigned a copy of an answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The original Complaint is filed with the Clerk of the District Court in the County in which this action is commenced.

This action relates to the foreclosure of a mortgage upon the following described real property in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota:

All of Lot Seven (7) and the South Half (S?) of Lot Eight (8), Block Two (2) of Kjorliens Addition to the City of Maddock, Benson County, North Dakota aka 408 Central Ave., Maddock, ND 58348.

The Plaintiff is not seeking a personal judgment against the above-named Defendants.

Dated February 17, 2009.


Attorneys for the Plaintiff

Office and Post Office Address:

46 West Second Street

P.O. Box 1097

Dickinson, North Dakota 58602-1097

Tel: (701) 227-1841

Fax: (701) 227-4739

By: Sandra K. Kuntz, Attorney #05186


(Publish Feb. 25 & March 4 & 11, 2009)


PROBATE NO. 09-P-005




Helen F. Tollefson, DECEASED

Maurine Sutton, )

Petitioner, ) )

Helen F. Tollefson and all other )

persons unknown who have interest )

in, or lien, or encumbrance upon, the )

property described in the Notice, )

Respondents. )

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Maurine Sutton has filed with the Judge of the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota, a Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy and Determination of Heirs in the matter of the estate of the above named Deceased, Helen F. Tollefson.

The assets of the estate consist of, in addition to other property, an interest in the following described real estate in Benson County, North Dakota:

An undivided 50% mineral interest in:

Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4 & S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4, 1-153-71 (Lots One, Two, Three and Four, and the South Half of the Northeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of Section One, Township One Hundred Fifty-three, Range Seventy-one, Benson County, North Dakota); and S1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, 3-153-71 (The South Half of the Southeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section Three, Township One Hundred Fifty-three, Range Seventy-one, Benson County, North Dakota).

Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on the 23rd day of March, 2009 at 2:30 o’clock p.m.

at the Courtroom of the Benson County District Court in the City of Minnewaukan, County of Benson, State of North Dakota, at which time and

place you may be heard if you wish.

Dated this 2nd day of March, 2009.

-s-James P. Wang

James P. Wang

Attorney for Petitioner

PO Box 211

110 Main St. E

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

ID No.: 04664

(Publish March 4, 11 & 18, 2009)

Excess Mill Levy


Hesper Township

Benson County, ND

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 17, 2009 at the polling place of the Philip Backstrom home in the Township of Hesper, County of Benson, an election will be held in which the following question shall be submitted to the electors of Hesper Township:

Shall Hesper Township levy taxes for a five year period commencing in 2009, which shall exceed the legal limit by $3,173 so that the taxes levied, instead of being $6,346, which is the limit authorized by law, shall be approximately $9,519?

( ) Yes or ( ) No.

BE IT KNOWN that the total income of Hesper Township from the first day of January 2008 to the last day of December 2008 was $12,213 and that the total warrants issued for said period amounted to $17,796, resulting in a deficit for said period of $5,583.

BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that the expected

expenditures for each year of a five year period commencing in 2009 will be approximately $15,619.

BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that the current tax levy of

18 mills, which produced $6,346 in income in 2008, is the legal maximum, but that a 50 percent excess levy is authorized for a five year period.

If 60 percent of the qualified electors shall approve the above-stated question, the levy shall be increased to be the amount of 9 mills upon each dollar of taxable valuation, which increase would have produced $3,173 in additional income at 2008 valuations.

BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that said election will be opened at 1:30 p.m. and will continue open until 3:00 p.m. at said polling place.

(Publish March 4 & 11, 2009)


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