Legal notices

REGULAR
SCHOOL
BOARD
MEETING:
JULY
15,
2019

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District #297 was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 in the Media Center.

Board members present:

Aaron Solum Christian Myrah

Stephanie Jaster

Jennifer Stender

Kelly Rohland

Rhan Flatin

 

Board members absent:

(None)

 

School employees present:

Rachel Udstuen

Nancy Gulbranson  

  Tanya Elton

 

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Jennifer Stender and carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented and revised.

Motion by Jennifer Stender, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center. 

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to Treasurer’s Report for July, including electronic transfers, as follows:

General Fund (1) $121,367.26

Payroll – Direct Deposit $110,050.86

Payroll – Checks $    678.40 

Payroll Liabilities – Direct Deposit $ 77,255.56 

Payroll Liabilities – Checks $  8,424.32

Food Service (2) $  4,069.31

Community Service (4) $     72.95

Debt Service (7) $  9,675.00

$331,593.66

 

FISCAL

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to establish the Clerk/Treasurer’s bond at $50,000, the District Accountant’s bond at $50,000, and the individual staff bonds at $12,500 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to establish student breakfast and lunch prices in accordance with the HHFKA as follows for the 2019-2020 school year:

Student Lunch (K-6) $2.60 Student Lunch (7-12) $2.70 Student Reduced Lunch Free Extra Carton of Milk $ .35

Student Breakfast (1-12) $1.00 Reduced Breakfast Free Kindergarten Breakfast Free Extra Carton of Milk $ .35

 

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to establish the participation fee structure as follows for the 2019-2020 school year: 

      Varsity / JH       Varsity / JH

Football $50.00/$40.00 Basketball $50.00/$40.00

Volleyball $50.00/$40.00 Baseball $50.00/$40.00

Cheerleading $25.00

 

No family with more than one child participating in athletics in this school district shall be required

 to pay more than $180 in athletic participation fees in any school year. The Spring Grove Fee will be 

applied to the cap for students participating in cooperative sports hosted by Caledonia High School.

Extra-Curricular Activities     $15.00

(Knowledge Bowl, Speech, Jazz Band, Select Choir, School Play/Musical)

Color Guard (non-band members)  $15.00

No family shall be required to pay more than $70 in extra-curricular activities 

(excluding athletics) in any school year. Fees must be paid before the 

extra-curricular activity begins.

 

Other Fees not included in Family Caps

Band Fees for 2019-20 

Uniform Cleaning    $15.00

Band Rental: Percussion $30; Non-Percussion $50

Band fees must be paid by October 15

 

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to establish home Athletic Admission Fees for as follows for the 2019-2020 school year:

Game Season Pass

Students $  3.00  $  30.00 

Adults $  5.00  $  65.00 

Senior Citizen (age 65+)* $  3.00  $  20.00

Does not include Tournament Admissions

*no residency requirement

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Jennifer Stender and carried unanimously to establish out-of-state tuition rates as follows for the 2019-2020 school year: Grades K-12 $6,000.00

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to maintain board salaries with the board chair salary at $1000/year and school board director salaries at $700/year with an additional $300/negotiating cycle for each negotiator and to provide for $25 up to 4 hours, $50 four to six hours, $100 over 8 hours for out of district meetings, excluding Special School Board Meetings for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to designate Merchants Bank as the Official Depository for the school district’s interest bearing checking account and any savings accounts for the 2019-2020 school year.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to designate Merchants Bank of Spring Grove, MSBA Liquid Asset Fund, Eitzen State Bank of Eitzen, Bank of the West of Mabel, Bank of the West of Caledonia, and New Albin State Bank of New Albin as Official Depositories for investment purposes for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Rhan Flatin and carried unanimously to designate the Spring Grove Herald as the official newspaper of the school district for the 2019-2020 school year.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Jennifer Stender and carried unanimously to accept the bid from Bimboo Bakeries for bread and bread products for the 2019-2020 school year.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to accept the bid from Kemps for milk and milk products for the 2019-2020 school year.

Member Stephanie Jaster introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption, which motion was seconded by Member Christian Myrah:

RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 

LONG-TERM FACILITIES MAINTENANCE PLAN

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 123B.595 establishes the Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Revenue Program for school districts, intermediate districts, other cooperatives and charter schools. 

WHEREAS, the School District has developed a ten-year plan for long-term facilities maintenance consistent with this law. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the School Board of Independent School District No. 297 approves the attached Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Plan. 

Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Solum, Jaster, Myrah, Stender, Rohland, and Flatin, and the following voted against the same: None; whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

PERSONNEL

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to approve the resignation of Angela Augedahl as Special Education Teacher.

Motion by Kelly Rohland, seconded by Jennifer Stender and carried unanimously to hire Stacey Wilson as Paraprofessional for the 2019-2020 school year.

Motion by Jennifer Stender, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to hire Lori Wiste as Paraprofessional for the 2019-2020 school year.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to approve the contract reduction of Superintendent Rachel Udstuen to .60 FTE.

PROGRAM

(None)

BUILDING/GROUNDS/EQUIPMENT

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Kelly Rohland and carried unanimously to approve the quote from Reinhart Food Service for 2 Food Service Serving Counters (Salad Bars). 

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Jennifer Stender and carried unanimously to approve the quote from SportsGrapics for window/door graphics on the north gym entrances.

GENERAL

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Rhan Flatin and carried unanimously to approve the annual review of Policy 214: Out of State Travel by Board Members, Policy 410: Family and Medical Leave Policy, Policy 524: Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy as provided by MSBA.

Motion by Kelly Rohland, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve membership in the following organizations for the 2019-2020 school year: 1) MSBA – Minnesota School Board Association, 2) SSC – Southeast Service Cooperative, 3) HVED – Hiawatha Valley Education District, 4) MREA – Minnesota Rural Education Association, 5) Region V Computer Services Cooperative.

Member Kelly Rohland introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

2019-2020 RESOLUTION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE.

RESOLVED, that the Governing Board of School District Number 297, County of Houston, State of Minnesota delegates the control, supervision and regulation of interscholastic athletic and fine arts events (referred to in MN Statutes, Section 12BC.01 to the Minnesota Sate High School League, and so hereby certifies to the State Commissioner of Education as provided for by Minnesota Statutes.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the high school, Spring Grove Secondary, is authorized by this, the Governing Board of said school district or school to

1. Renew its membership in the Minnesota State high School League; and,

2. Participate in the approved interschool activities sponsored by said League and its various subdivisions.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Governing Board hereby adopts the Constitution, Bylaws,

Rules and Regulations of said League and all amendments thereto as the same as are published in the latest edition of the Leagues’ Official Handbook, on file at the office of the school district or as appears on the League’s website, as the minimum standards governing participation in said League-sponsored activities, and that the administration and responsibility for determining student eligibility and for the supervision of such activities are assigned to the official representative identified by the Governing Board.

(Complete Resolution on file in the District Office)

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Stephanie Jaster and upon vote being take thereon the following voted in favor thereof: Solum, Flatin, Myrah, Jaster, Rohland, and Stender; and the following voted against the same: (None); whereupon said resolution, having received the favorable vote of at least two-thirds of the Members of the Board, was declared duly passed and adopted.

BOARD MEETING DATES

Regular School Board Meeting

Monday Evening, August 19, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Media Center

 

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Jennifer Stender and carried unanimously to adjourn at 8:08 p.m.

Date

Jennifer Stender, Clerk/Treasurer

Independent School District #297

Spring Grove, MN 55974

 
 
 

NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF HOUSTON

DISTRICT COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No. 28-PR-19-546

In re: Estate of

John E. Nerstad, Decedent.

Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Decedent’s Will dated October 19, 2017 has been filed with the Probate Registrar. The Will references a separate writing, but none was found. The application has been granted.

Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Carol M. Nerstad, whose address is 21386 Rood Road, Spring Grove MN 55974, as Personal Representative of the estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as Personal Representative or may object to the appointment of the Personal Representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the Personal Representative has full power to administer the estate including, after thirty (30) days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.

Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.

Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Houston County Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.

Filed in District Court

State of Minnesota

Aug. 6, 2019

/s/ Darlene L. Larson

Probate Registrar

/s/ Andrea Becker

Deputy Court Administrator

Attorney for Personal Representative:

Michael D. Bernatz

Atty. Lic. No. 125763

BERNATZ & VAN BEEK

53 E. Third St., Suite 210

P.O. Box 7

Winona, MN 55987

507.457.9808

 
 
 
 

SPRING
GROVE
TOWNSHIP
REGULAR
MEETING
NOTICE

The Spring Grove Town Board will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the Spring Grove Town Hall for its regular monthly meeting.

Michael Wiste, Clerk/Treasurer

 
 
 
 

Spring Grove Police
 Department Blotter

Aug. 1 to Aug. 8, 2019

Aug. 1, 2019

1304 hours- Officers assisted the Spring Grove Ambulance with a medical call, Sprague St., Caledonia.

1654 hours- Officers received a report of adult abuse, 5th Ave.

1809 hours- Officers assisted the Spring Grove Ambulance, Maple Dr.

2301 hours- Officers issued a written warning for speeding, Main St.

2314 hours- Officers issued a written warning for speeding, Main St. 

2336 hours- Officers issued written warning for speeding, Main St.

Aug. 2, 2019

0833 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St.

0853 hours- Officers received a report of a domestic dispute, 2nd Ave.

1006 hours- Officers assisted the Spring Grove Ambulance with a medical call, Newhouse Dr.

1906 hours- Officers issued warning citation for speeding, Main St.

Aug. 3, 2019

0149 hours- Officers issued warning citation for speeding, Main St.

0210 hours- Officers issued a parking citation, Main St.

0235 hours- Officers received a report of an intoxicated person, Main St.

2003 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St.

2054 hours- Officers issued a written warning for speeding, Main St.

Aug. 4, 2019

0101 hours- Officers issued a written warning for speeding, Main St. 

0135 hours- Officers issued a written warning for speeding, Main St.

2059 hours- Officers received a report of a disturbance, 1st St.

Aug. 5, 2019

1653 hours- Officers assisted the Spring Grove Ambulance with a medical call, 1st St. 

2116 hours- Officers received a report of a loose dog. The German shepherd was taken to the La Crescent Animal Shelter, Main St.

Aug. 6, 2019

1559 hours- Officers received a report of a 911 hang-up, Main St. 

1731 hours- Officers received a call of domestic disturbance, Division Ave. 

Aug. 9 to Aug. 14, 2019

 

Aug. 9, 2019

1822 hours- Officers received a report of child neglect, 1st St. 

1826 hours- Officers received a report of a loose cat, Goodview Dr. 

1851 hours- Officers received a report of a parking complaint, Main St. 

1856 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for using a cellular device while driving, Main St. 

2009 hours- Officers assisted a person with their vehicle license plates, 5th Ave. 

2037 hours- Officers issued warning citation for no headlights on when required, Main St.

2139 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding and no proof of insurance, Main St. 

2227 hours- Officers assisted the Spring Grove Ambulance with a medical call, Main St. 

Aug. 10, 2019

1536 hours- Houston County Sheriff’s Office requested that SGPD officers check on a low flying helicopter. The helicopter was spraying fields. No street found. 

2006 hours- Officers assisted a person who locked their keys in their vehicle, County Rd. 33

2032 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

2118 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

Aug. 12, 2019

1233 hours- Officers received a report of a lost cat, 1st Ave. 

1321 hours- Officers conducted a traffic stop, Main St. 

1704 hours- Officers received a parking complaint, 2nd Ave. 

1741 hours- Officers received a report of vehicles speeding on a city street, 5th Ave. 

1808 hours- Officers received a report of a vehicle driving in Roverud Park, 1st St.

2009 hours- Officers received a report of a loose dog, 1st Ave. 

Aug. 14, 2019

0913 hours- Officers received a report of a break-in, No street found.

1728 hours- Officers received a report of a lockout, 2nd Ave. 

2317 hours- Officers written warning for speeding, Main St. 

2335 hours- Officers issued a written warning for speeding, Main St. 

1751 hours- Officers received a report of fraud, 5th Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

The following non-confidential traffic and criminal cases from 8/1/19 to 8/8/19 were compiled from reports released from the Houston County Court Administrator’s office.

 

Caledonia
Police
Dept.

Meghan Marie Lawlor, 30, La Crescent; 5/30/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

 

Houston
County
Sheriff’s
Office

Lindsey Rose Buxengard, 27, Spring Grove; 6/20/19 Speeding 80/55; Fees $215

Eric Michael Evers, 35, Dubuque, Iowa; 7/5/19 Speeding 70/55; Fees $135

Luke Casimir Hermann, 24, Apple Valley; 7/28/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Jodi Marie Konz, 47, Caledonia; 7/27/19 Speeding 70/55; Fees $135

Cody James Lange, 26, Winona; 7/3/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Blaine Charles Moe, 56, La Crescent; 7/30/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Jacob Louis Rogich, 16, Caledonia; 5/27/19 Keep to the right; Fees $125

Dennis Lee Sharpe, 27, Caledonia; 4/12/19 5th degree controlled substance; Fees $75; Jail, 365 days, stay 350 days for 2 yrs., credit for time served: 10 days; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

 

Houston
Police
Dept.

Daniel Joseph Naber, 43, Houston; 5/22/19 Driving after revocation; Fees $275

 

La
Crescent
Police
Dept.

Alaina Gabrielle Burgus, 18, Mindoro, Wis.; 5/27/19 Liquor consumption by persons under 21; Fees $175

Tyler William Klabunde, 20, La Crescent; 6/16/19 Speeding 60/50; Fees $115

Tyler William Klabunde, 20, La Crescent; 6/16/19 Possession of marijuana; Fees $50

Tyler William Klabunde, 20, La Crescent; 6/16/19 Possession of drug paraphernalia; Fees $50

Pedro Tecpile Tecpile, 27, Caledonia; 7/19/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $275

Pedro Tecpile Tecpile, 27, Caledonia; 7/19/19 Uninsured vehicle; Fees $200

 

MN
Dept.
of
Natural
Resources

Amy Beth Tevis, 35, Onalaska, Wis.; 7/4/19 Operate unlicensed watercraft; Fees $125

Lorrie Joanne Weinbender, 50, Brownsville; 7/29/19 Operate unregistered vehicle; Fees $125

 

MN
State
Patrol

Zachary Allan Crandall, 23, Waukon, Iowa; 7/3/19 Speeding 51/40; Fees $125

Kasey Lynnette Rask, 34, Caledonia; 7/319 Speeding 64/50; Fees $125

Rami Avuthu Reddy, 54, Platteville, Wis.; 7/28/19 Speeding 70/55; Fees $135

Kim Reuter, 62, Rochester; 7/3/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Miss Chonlada Sawngthaweep, 20, Onalaska, Wis.; 5/20/19 Speeding 70/55; Fees $135

Jon Wilburt Vollenweider, 71, La Crosse, Wis.; 8/3/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Brenda Marie Warrenburg, 57, Peterson; 7/31/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

 

Spring
Grove
Police
Dept.

Casey Muncell Jefferson, 47, Spring Grove; 5/24/19 Junk vehicle in city limits; Fees $200

Caden Dustin Stoen, 17, Canton; 5/26/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Sarah Nicole Thorson, 34, Rockville, M.D.; 6/15/19 Parked in prohibited parking zone; Fees $32

The following non-confidential traffic and criminal cases from 8/8/19 to 8/15/19 were compiled from reports released from the Houston County Court Administrator’s office.

 

Caledonia
Police
Dept.

Leesa Loraine Fookes, 55, St. Paul; 7/30/19 4th degree DWI; Fees $100; Jail, 45 days, stay 41 days for 1 yr., credit for time served: 4 days; Supervised probation, 1 yr.

Corey Allen Groves, 35, Caledonia; 6/2/19 Driving after revocation; Fees $275

Jeffery Gene Klonecki, 64, La Crosse, Wis.; 7/28/19 Failure to obey traffic signal; Fees $125

Jason Michael Miller, 30, La Crescent; 5/30/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Samantha Lee Motzel, 27, La Crosse, Wis.; 5/30/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Curtis Wayne Muenkel, 66, Caledonia; 8/9/19 Operate vehicle with expired registration; Fees $105

 

Hokah
Police
Dept.

Lori Ann Lukes, 45, Fort Atkinson, Iowa; 7/28/19 Speeding 47/30; Fees $135

 

Houston
County
Sheriff’s
Office

Joushua Daniel Banaszkiewicz, 27, La Crosse, Wis; 7/22/19 Drive around barricade; Fees $115

Joushua Daniel Banaszkiewicz, 27, La Crosse, Wis; 7/22/19 Driving without valid license or class type; Fees $100

Dustin Raymond Mark Banks, 28, Caledonia; 7/21/19 Speeding 70/60; Fees $115

Ryan Patrick Callahan, 33, Winona; 6/1/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Laurie Jeanne Cleven, 57, Eitzen; 5/20/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Mark Davidson, 57, Des Moines, Iowa; 7/30/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Brett Jeffrey Hronoski, 21, Forest Lake; 7/8/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Isabel Sharon Lesser, 16, Rushford; 7/6/19 Duty to drive with due care; Fees $115

Jordan James Rave, 28, Black River Falls, Wis.; 4/6/19 DWI; Fine $200, Fees $105; Jail, 365 days, stay 363 days for 2 yrs., credit for time served: 2 days; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

Bradley Michael Schwaegerl, 51, Galesville, Wis.; 3/11/19 Carry/possess weapon without a permit; Fine $300, Fees $75; Jail, 365 days, stay 362 days for 2 yrs., credit for time served: 3 days; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

Chelsey Anne Sheehan, 25, Caledonia; 6/3/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Elise Lee Walters, 20, Houston; 5/20/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

 

La
Crescent
Police
Dept.

Thomas Gordon Bakalars, 23, La Crosse, Wis.; 7/13/19 DWI; Fine $300, Fees $100; Jail, 90 days, stay 90 days for 1 yr.; Unsupervised probation, 1 yr.

Darrin Louis Highsmith, 41, La Crosse, Wis.; 7/3/19 Driving without a valid license; Fees $175

Scott David Kerrigan, 44, Caledonia; 2/15/19 DWI; Fine $300, Fees $100; Jail, 90 days, stay 90 days for 1 yr.; Supervised probation, 1 yr.

Michael Emilio Quesada, 33, La Crosse, Wis.; 5/28/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $275

Michael Emilio Quesada, 33, La Crosse, Wis.; 5/28/19 Uninsured vehicle; Fees $200

Eric Benedict Thorn, 51, Chatfield; 6/6/19 Disorderly conduct; Fees $275

James Andrew Womack, 67, Spring Grove; 5/25/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Kristine Marie Youngblood, 54, La Crosse, Wis.; 6/6/19 Disorderly conduct; Fees $275

 

MN
Dept.
of
Natural
Resources

Brian Carl Hetzel, 36, Dennison; 8/2/19 Operate unlicensed watercraft; Fees $125

 

MN
State
Patrol

Sean Douglas Connor, 23, Caledonia; 4/24/19 DWI; Fine $300, Fees $100; Jail, 90 days, stay 88 days for 1 yr., credit for time served: 2 days; Supervised probation, 1 yr.

Colin James Grams, 48, Bird Island; 6/3/19 Seat belt violation in commercial vehicle; Fees $100

Steven Francis Klinski, 48, Houston; 6/4/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Jamie Lee Krenzke, 41, New Albin, Iowa; 7/8/19 Speeding 71/55; Fees $135

Caleb John Lager, 27, Houston; 6/3/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Kemal Sakanovic, 30, Lyons, Calif.; 7/12/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Samuel David Servais, 57, Trempealeau, Wis.; 7/22/19 Unsafe lane usage on highway; Fees $125

Alan Eldor Wunnecka, 56, Brownsville; 6/3/19 Vehicle exceeds width restrictions; Fees $175

 

Spring
Grove
Police
Dept.

Jose Enrique Arlequin III, 24, Havelock, N.C.; 5/31/19 Vehicle parked against traffic; Fees $32

 

Erica Rachel Klinksi, 30, Spring Grove; 5/31/19 Dog at large; Fees $200

 

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