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Page 18 Resources for preventing scam and fraud If you or someone you know has incurred a financial loss due to a scam or fraud, please contact your local law enforcement agency. If you would like to report a scam, but have not suffered a financial loss, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357 or www.ficcomplaintassistant.gov, or visit the Federal Bureau of Investi- gation's Intemet Crime Complaint Center at www.Ic3.gov. If you have questions or would like more information about scams, fraud or other suspicious corre- spondence, please contact: Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota at 800-646-6222 or ask@thefirstbbb.org AARP at 1-888-our-AARP or member@aarp.org Minnesota Board on Aging (800) 333-2433 or www.minesotahelp. info Thank you, Special Agent Bill White State Of MN AGED-DPS Meeker 1(-9 is certified Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin announces that the Sher- iff's Office K-9 unit attended the United States Police Canine Asso- ciation (USPCA) Region 12 trials for patrol dogs. The certification was held in the city of St. Peter, Minn., July 1 and 2. The Meeker County Sher- iff's Office K-9 (Titan) with han- dler Deputy Reggie Sandstrom passed the certification trial. The events that K-9 Titan certified in were evidence search, agility, sus- pect search, obedience, criminal apprehension, criminal appre- hension with gunfire, and handler protection. Titan is a 6-year-old German Shepard who has been in service with the Meeker County Sheriff's Office since 2008. Titan is a dual- purpose dog which means he also certifies with the USPCA for nar- cotic detection. Lel00als £4 Government Legal Notice SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS PUBLIC SCHOOL #463 W3NW.EVW.K12.MN.US JUNE 12, 2013 The Board of Education met in regular session on June 12, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, JoAnn Rademacher and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Cathy Wuertz, Rob Ped- erson and Bruce Kiehn were also present. Members absent: Bob Stenger and Jeremy Willner. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Sarah Kuechle. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. The agenda was approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and sec- onded by Julie Meyer. Motion car- ried unanimously. The consent agenda was approved on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously. Items included in the consent agenda: -Approved the minutes of the May 1, 2013, Special Board Meet- ing -Approved the minutes of the May 8, 2013, Regular Board Meet- ing -Approved a classified contract with Timothy Hartfiel, Seasonal Cleaner, Group II, Step 3, effective May 13, 2013 to June 30, 2013 -Approved an extra-curricular contract with Dave Schneider for Assistant Varsity Football Coach, $1,000.00 by donations -Approved an extra-curricular contract with Lynette Wagner for ESY Teacher beginning June 10 for ten days for 2 hours/day plus prep time -Approd an extra-curricu- lar contrac: with Kayla Ertl for ESY Educationfl Assistant beginning June 10 for :en days approximately 4 hrs/day -Approved an extra-curricular contract with Vicki Meyer for ESY Educational Assistant beginning June 10 for 16 days approximately 4 hrs/day -Approved an extra-curricular contract with Heidi Block for ESY Teacher beginning June 10 for 16 days approximately 4 hrs/day plus prep time -Accepted the resignation of Rebecca Nyhagen, Eden Valley Thursday, July 18, 2013 Tri-County News ° www.tricountynews.mn Elementary Special Education Assistant, effective June 1, 2013 -Accepted a donation of $500.00 from Eden Valley Lions for Special Olympics -Accepted a donation of $250.00 from Eden Valley Lions for IMPACT -Notice of following Board Committee Meeting(s) (Board Room unless noted) Certified Negotiations on June 13, 4:30 p.m. The Board discussed when they would have access to viewing the bills on BoardBook. It was decided that the bills would be put on the BoardBook site the day before the board meeting. The June 12, 2013, bills, checks 56270 through 56426 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $507,183.93 were pre- sented and approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by loAnn Rademacher. Motion car- ried unanimously. GENERAL FUND 460,914.16 FOOD SERVICE 344.89 COMMUNITY SERV. 9,309.14 BLDG. CONSTR. 36,615.74 507,183.93 A complete list of the bills is available in the District Office. The following items of business were transacted: • Superintendent Mark Mess- man reviewed and commented on June enrollment which is at 915. • Building project updates and recommendations for Phase I and II were given by Superintendent Mark Messman. Updates, scenar- ios and projected costs were dis- cussed. The School Board pro- posed and approved mov- ing forward with building construction to add a boiler in the Watkins building on a motion by ]oAnn Radem- acher and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion car- ried unanimously. • Activities Director Dave Schneider gave a spring athletic report and discussed hockey co-op recommendation. • Member Shelley Kern introduced the Resolution Approving An Additional School For Cooperative Sponsorship Agreement and moved its adop- tion. Motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly sec- onded by Member Rob Flaschen- riem and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Shelley Kern, JoAnn Rademacher Rob Flaschenriem, Julie Meyer and Sarah Kuechle and the following voted against the same: None and the following were absent: Bob Stenger and Ier- emy Willner whereupon said res- olution was declared duly passed and adopted. A complete copy of the resolution is available in the District Office. • Superintendent Mark Mess- man provided details for inclem- ent weather concerning the land lease for "Midsummer Blast." The Board approved the signing of the land lease to city for "Midsummer Blast" on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Rob Flaschen- riem. Motion carried unani- mously. • Legislative action and educa- tion funding FY 14 & 15 was dis- cussed with the Board. Superin- tendent Mark Messman provided FY 14 & 15 overview and projected funds. • Mary Holmberg, union rep, provided an overview of State stat- ute on teacher evaluations, portfo- lios and PLC's. • The Board approved member- ship in MREA (Minnesota Rural Education Association) in lieu of SEE (Schools for Equity in Educa- tion) membership this year on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by lulie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously. • The Board approved the FY 2013-2014 Budget on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously Funds Projected Revenues Total General 8,552,909 Food Service 538,379 Community Service 265,528 Building Construction Fund 800 Debt Service 1,484,251 Trust Fund 11,500 Projected Expenditures 8,550,168 534,945 308,155 425,000 1,433,111 11,500 TotalAll Funds 10,853,367 11,262,879 • Under Board Development, Policy #1116 Public Participation In School Board Meetings/Dis- cussions About Persons At School Board Meetings And Data Privacy Considerations was reviewed and discussed. • The following board commit- tee reports were given: Sunshine Committee report was given by Julie Meyer and Shel- ley Kern. IMPACT (Bremer Grant): Noth- ing to report. Strategic Planning report was given by Rob Flaschenriem, Sarah Kuechle and Mark Messman. Board Report on Superinten- dent's Annual Evaluation was given by Sarah Kuechle. • Chairperson Sarah Kuechle announced the closed Special Meeting to take place at 8 p.m. fol- lowing tonight's regular board meeting for the sole purpose of discussing teacher negotiation strategies. • Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on end-of-year updates and reports from the ele- mentary. • Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on end-of-year updates and reports from the sec- ondary school. • Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues: staff development, strategic plan- ning, negotiations, legislative action, neighboring property and SY 2012-13. • Other Business: The elementary handbooks for 2013-14 will be reviewed at the August meeting, not the July meet- ing. • Develop agenda for July 10 Regular Board Meeting: Building Project and Phase II Updates Review of Secondary School 2013-14 handbooks Crisis Manual 2013-14 Strategic Plan Review, Input and Approval Annual Staff Development Report School Health Services Year End Report The meeting was adjourned at 8:21 p.m. on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and sec- onded by Julie Meyer. Motion car- ried unanimously. JoAnn Rademacher CLERK Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, July 18, 2013. f Local crime blotters Eden Valley Police blotter There were a total of 63 calls during May 2013 for the Eden Val- ley Police Department. There were 17 miscellaneous calls, 11 ver- bal warnings, 8 agency assists, 6 reports of theft, 4 citations, 4 dog complaints, 4 public assists, 3 res- cue assists, 2 domestic calls, and one each of the following: motor- ist assist, vandalism, burglary, and i arrest. Watkins police blotter (by Meeker County Sheriff's Office) There were a total of 49 calls dur- ing June 2013 for Watkins which is served by the Meeker County Sher- iff's Office. Among the calls were 8 animal complaints, mostly about the same stray dog in the Watkins Trailer Park; the dog has not yet been caught. There were '11 traffic stops that resulted in 6 warnings and 5 cita- tions, 6 reports of suspicious per- sons or vehicles, 3 alarm calls, 2 public assists, 2 reports of child abuse or maltreatment, 2 harass- ment/stalking complaints, 2 reports of theft, and 2 welfare fraud com- plaints. There were one each of the following: agency assist, wel- fare check, domestic, driving com- plaint, medical call, minor posses- sion/consumption, theft by check, threats, unwanted individual, and vehicle unlock. Deputy Josh Case is off for two weeks after the birth of his baby. Sgt. Joel Engler and others will continue to patrol Watkins in his absence. Wright County Sheriff's Office July 10, Gaylan Keith Jennings, 51 of Annandale,was arrested in Buf- falo on a Wright County warrant for violation of conditions of release. July 12, Jennifer Ann Lee, 42 of Annandale, was arrested in Annan- dale for disorderly conduct. There were 24 property-damage accidents, 6 personal-injury acci- dents, and 7 car-deer accidents. There were 2 arrests for DWI, and 52 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Sunday. luly 14 9:24 a.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the Eden Valley Police Depart- ment with a report of a burglary at a res- idence on State St. So., Eden Valley. 11:38 a.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the MN State Patrol at a prop- erty damage accident on MN Hwy. 15, Dassel Township. There were no inju- ries reported. Saturday. luly 13 9:05 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a stray kitten complaint at a residence on 3rd Street North, City of Grove City. The deputy arrived and found that the kitten had climbed a tree and the resident would contact the Sheriffs Office when the kitten came down again. 11:58 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to and dispatched Watkins Ambulance for a possible medical at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Park, City of Watkins. One individual was assisted at the residence. Friday, luly 12 11:33 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of a juvenile runaway from a res- idence on 312th Street, Kingston Town- ship. The juvenile later returned home and the juvenile was warned concern- ing their actions. 1:37 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a request to assist with a property exchange at a residence on 367th Street, North Kingston Town- ship. The deputy spoke with both indi- viduals who were advised it was a civil dispute and there were no further issues. 5:24 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of threats from a residence on Western Avenue North, Watkins. 9:51 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a stray cow in the roadway near the intersection of Meeker Stearns Street and 632nd Ave- nue, Forest Prairie Township. The dep- uty checked the area and also made contact with the owner who would also be checking the area for the stray cow. Thursday. luly 11 9:49 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of illegal dumping near the intersection of MN Highway 15 and County State Aid Highway 21, Kingston Township. 1:19 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of criminal damage to property on Meeker Steams Street, Forest Prairie Township. 3:56 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of theft from a residence on County State Aid Highway 2, Forest city. 4:21 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of harassing phone calls being made at a residence on 677th Avenue, Forest Prairie Town- ship. An individual was advised of their options. 8:21 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched the Watkins Ambulance, per the request of Steams County Sheriff's Office, for a medical at a residence on Hazel Ave. E., Kimball One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hos- pital. 11:26 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a residence on Western Ave- nue North, City of Watkins. One indi- vidual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. Wednesday. luly 10 2:46 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at the Hilltop Care Center, Watkins. One individual was transponed to the St. Cloud Hospital. 5:15 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- - patched the Eden Valley Rescue Squad to a medical at a residence on MN Highway 22, Steams County. One indi- vidual was transported to the Paynes- ville Hospital. 1:51 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the public in regards to a situation at a residence on 367th Street, North Kings- ton Township. A deputy assisted in answering some questions regarding a Harassment Restraining Order. 3:41 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a dog complaint at a residence on Steams Avenue North, Watkins. An individual was advised of their options. 6:22 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the Meeker County Feed Lot Agency with violations discovered at a residence on 365th Street, Forest Prai- rie Township. 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