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SENTINEL TRIBUNE l Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Page 8 i I i By Digger Phelps The pace at Rolling Hills continues to be quite hectic, and the summer is gradually beginning to show signs of wearing on the course. The dry weather of the last few weeks has begun to show its effects in a number of spots, and Dwayne is working hard to keep water on the places it can reach. Last week's Member Guest Tournament was down slightly, but still provided some great entertainment for thirty-nine teams. The team of Josh Knakmuhs and his guest, Layne Kockelman proved to be too much for the field as they repeated their Championship from last year. Other flight winners were: Second Flight - Jr. Severson and Curt Erickson; Third Flight - Scott Huebert and Randy Will; Fourth Flight - Henry and Dan Teichrow. Congratulations to all the win- hers. Leaders in men's league play after two weeks of the second half are: Early League # ! Kjorness/Dibble 25; Haar/ Olson 241/2 Early League #2 Amundson/Morton 22 I/2; Beckman/Vosberg 21 I/2 Intermediate League - Tjentland/Busswitz 29; Barker/Polk 23 I/2 Ladies League is quickly closing in on the end of their season, but is largely incom- plete. The ladies generally finish their league prior totheir "Cancer Benefit" Tournament which is slated for August 6. There are lots of arrangements in the works as the ladies work on arranging sponsors and prizes. Included in this year's tournament is a quilt raffle to benefit the causes to which the ladies donate through the tour- nament. Tickets are avail- able in the clubhouse during most events, or they may be purchased from Carole Quade or Dolly Phelps. Signup is nearly complete so get your four-lady team involved in this very worthwhile cause if you have not already done so. Your entry fee also buys a free supper and a guaranteed door prize. Another event which is fast approaching is the youth tour- nament scheduled for August 5. If you wish to play in this event contact the clubhouse. This event is for any partici- pant who has not graduated from high school. Quote of the week - "Ask yourself how many shots you would have saved if you never lost your temper, never got down on yourself, always developed a strategy before you hit, and always played within your own capabili- ties.". ............. Jack Nicklaus Keep your head down, and we'll see you on the coursel! l Week two Laura and Nellie contest 25 Lauras and two Nellies participated in the Laura and Nellie Look-a-Like contest. "School From page 1 Loy Woelber told the board he will be attending a legislative tax meeting. The meeting deals with levy changes in the tax law. The new law could be good news for Westbrook Walnut Grove and most other districts. Woelber told the board he had attended a training pro- gram for annual school bus driver safety training. He and Paul Olson will develop a hands on program which will include a highway patrol offi- cer and a nurse at future train- ing sessions. Woelber is visiting with the Westbrook Education Foundation and the Walnut Grove Foundation to propose a corn drive to raise funds for both foundations. The funds could be used to help with unfunded school projects. In Food Service Olson and Woelber are looking to fred ways to save money in the lunch program. The two will be working to set up bus routes to make them more efficient. They also are look- ing at finding better ways to handle bussing for open enrollment students. Kerry Knakmuhs present- ed the 2013-2014 district insurance policies. The total premium for property, auto, excess liability umbrella, directors and officers, and workers compensation is $51,311.00. The policy is about a one percent increase over the 2012-2013 policy. The board approved the insurance package. The bids for bread from Sarah Lee and Slayton Bakery were reviewed. The bids for Sarah Lee were somewhat less, however the board felt they got better quality and service from Slayton Bakery and decided to continue with them. They also approved a quote from Dean Foods for the milk and juice contract. In other action the board approvedthe following items. • Capital Expenditure Health and Safety Budget for FY 14 (Health and Safety Management $7,700 and Fire Safety $3,300) and current Health and Safety policy. • Resignation of Nancy Baker for 20 plus years. • Lane Change for Derrick Jenniges from BA 30 to BA 45. • MSBA dues for 2013-14 $3,399. • District accounts: Loy, Rachel, Jane for transactions with district, activity, and scholarship accounts. • Rachel and Jane for dis- trict, activity, and scholarship electronic transfers, and ACH transmissions. • Rachel for transactions with MN Liquid asset and max accounts. Integrity Bank Plus of Walnut Grove. • Loy, Rachel and Kerry, for transactions with WG scholarships and pass book accounts. • Continuation of K-3 Literacy Plan. District designations: • District Attorney: Kevin Rupp. • District depository bank Midwest. • Official newspaper: Sentinel Tribune. • Board meetings: 3rd Monday of very month at 7:00 p.m. (odd months Westbrook, even months Walnut Grove. (January and February 4th Monday.) Appointments: • Census takers: Eileen Helmer and Corrinne Olson. • Staff development, Mary Jo Hendrickson. • Title ESEA, Paul Olson. • Testing coordinator: Bill Richards and Mandy Dibble. Prices for 13-14 school year. • Lunch prices remain the same for K- 12. • Student activity tickets stay at $30 for K-12. Adult $50. Maximum per family $150. • 7-12 athletic fee remains at $35. • 7-8 athletic fees increase from $10 to $15. • Family activity pass $125. WWG High School Football practice Rolling Hills Member-Guest champions Josh and Layne. Submitted photo Football practice for WWG will start Monday, August 12 with a practice from 8:00 am to Noon. Equipment will be distrib- uted on Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 pm. All players should attend. Athletes need a physical every three years. Upcoming WWG High School Dates August 12 Football, Volleyball and Soccer prac- tice starts August 13 WWGAthletic Potluck at WB Com. Center 6:00 August 19 School Starts August 21 Junior High VB and FB practice starts August 23 Volleyball match at Tracy 5:00 August 27 Soccer match vs Worthington at Tracy 5:00 August 29 Football game vs GHECT at Westhrook 7:00 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION May 7, 2013 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of • Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Kevin Stevens, Tom White, Norm Holmen; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Jason Purrington, Jenny Quade, Gale Bondhus, Gordy Olson, JinYeene Neumann, Cheryl Peters, Kyle Pillatzki, Glenn Johnson, Lloyd Kaifs, Reid Miller, John Peterson, Paul Steen, Jane Steen and Rahn Larson. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: tO approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the April 23, 2013 meeting; to approve the minutes of the April 30, 2013 meeting; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to allow Sheriff to advertise for part- time jailer/dispatcher(s); to allow County Assessor to post and advertise for Appraiser position; to allow Interim Parks Director to use his discretion to allow over- time for two seasonal employees for the next 2-3 weeks for cleanup to be done at the county parks as well as the N. 71 building; to reim- burse Jeff Yonker, JinYeene Neumann and Glenn Johnson at a rate of $30/month for cell phone usage effective May lst; to appoint JinYeene Neumann to a 1-year term as the County Engineer for Cottonwood County; to accept Gerry Engstrom's retirement resignation as Interim County Engineer and to authorize appropriate pay- out of benefits. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to follow Sheriff's recommen- dation to allow AT & T to purchase a frequency from Cottonwood County in the amount of $55,000; to allow tbr the purchase of a new computer for the Probation Office in the amount of $1,205.88; to accept low quote in the amount of $2,087.87 from Hammer's Furniture for new carpeting for the new Probation Office; to accept low quote in the amount of $9,595 + tax from Indoff Business Products for new office furniture for the new Probation Office; to allow for the replacement of the power washer for the Parks Department at a cost of $595 from PSI Powerwashers, Inc.; to go with recommenda- tion of the Planning Commission to grant a con- ditional use permit to Reid Miller with seven conditions as mentioned; to accept low quote in the amount of $9,700 from SantiKleen Environmental for cleanup of real estate located at 925 3rd Avenue that was involved in the manufacture of metham- phetamine in November of 2012; to approve quote in the amount of $2,000 (labor only) from Curt Fast for painting of the Court Administration offices; to hire Minion Excavating to do some work at the landfill based on their hourly rate up to a total cost of $15,000; to allow the IT Department per- mission to use the county credit card for IT purchases up to $1,000/purchase; to pay the 2013 Area II appropria- tion in the amount of $3,904.40. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/John Oeltjenbruns, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION May 14, 2013 CottonWood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Kevin Stevens, Tom White, Norm Holmen; Executive Assistant KellyThongvivong; Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Crystal Reith, Jenny Quade, Jason Purrington, Dennis Johnson, JinYeene Neumann, Brad Odegaard, Laura Sandmeyer, Kim Hall, Gordy Olson, Mike Haugen, Rahn Larson, Aaron Backman, Kyle Pillatzki, Rory Lindvall, Tom Ferguson, Ed Eigenberg, Jayesun Sherman and Scott Rocker. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the May 7, 2013 meeting; to approve May warrants in the amount of $285,848.90 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund - $122,122.42, Long Term Capital Outlay - $204.72, County Building Fund - $3,645.00, Ditch Fund - $933.08, Agency Fund - $909.06, Taxes & Penalfies Fund - $5,805.00, Road & Bridge - $118,052.86, Waste Abatement/SCORE $2,686.38, Landfill Enterprise $31,490.38; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to accept retirement resignation of James Meier (jailer/dispatch- er) effective June 30, 2013; to approve revisions to the definition of a full-time employee and a part-time employee in Policy Number 003 and to allow the employ- ees currently receiving insur- ance benefits working at least 30 hours/week to remain at their current status. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to accept low quote from Lorri Cole for an amount not to exceed $1,700.38 for labor and materials for painting of the new Probation Office; to adopt MisSion Statement for Cottonwood County; to accept low quote in the amount of $115/cubic yard from Ryan Tree Service for removal &trees in the coun- ty due to the snow/ice storm in April; to allow for pur- chase of internet connection at the landfill for an amount not to exceed $1,000; to approve Sentence to Serve 2-year contract in the amount of $116,311.50. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/John Oeltjenbruns, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION May 28, 2013 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Kevin Stevens, Tom White, Norm Holmen; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Mark Ranum, Jordan Burmeister, Kyle Pillatzki, JinYeene Neumann, Steve Michael and Rory Lindvall. Routine Items- approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2013 meeting; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to extend the $500/month stipend to Kyle Pillatzki until the end of August for the extra landfill duties he is currently respon- sible for; to take Jeff Yonker (Engineering Tech/Signman) off probation and to move him to Step 6 of the 2013 matrix; to allow County Engineer to re-advertise for the HEO position in Westbrook; to allow County Engineer to use vacation hours on July 5th and July 8th; to allow JinYeene Neumann, Glenn Johnson, Jason Purrington, Kelly Thongvivong and Kim Hall to receive a $40/month cell phone allowance retro to May 1, 2013 for use of their personal cell phone to con- duct county business as Department Heads. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to~ allow for the purchase of additional memory for the AS400 system in the amount of $700 from CPS Technology Solutions; to send a letter in support of the Odell Wind Farm project to Geronimo Energy on behalf of the County Board; to appoint Lisa Fredin to the Board of Adjustment repre- senting District 3; to adopt resolution authorizing Auditor/Treasurer to execute loan disbursement requests for the implementation of the Redwood-Cottonwood River Septic Loan Program 2013 Clean Water Partnership Project on behalf of the board; to sign a 3-year con- tract with Liberty Tire Recycling at a rate of $135/ ton; to use the county credit card for the purchase of a cradle point router that was approved at the last board meeting; to allow for adver- tising projects for July 1st letting date with approval by the county board on July 2nd. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/John Oeltjenbruns, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. #212738 S-48x l l