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Thursday, September 26, 2013 T.l.,l|a Tri-CountyNews.wwwtricoun news mn ,,v _,,, Government ty . Youth 15 and younger no longer need free small game license With many small game seasons open and pheasant season soon to open, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters that youth age 15 or younger no longer need a free license to hunt small game. In recent years, youth age 15 and under were able to hunt for free but were required to have a complimentary license in their possession. "This hunting season it's very simple for kids 15 and younger," said Jay Johnson, DNR hunting recruitment and retention super- visor. "They can hunt grouse, squirrels, ducks, pheasant and rabbits without any license or stamps." Johnson said youth hunt- ers still need to comply with fire- arms safety certification and other requirements. Free and reduced price licenses are one of the tools the DNR is using to encourage youth to experience and continue hunting, he said. Youth 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Grouse season opened Sat- urday, Sept. 14. Waterfowl sea- son opened Saturday, Sept. 21. Pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 12. Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE The Watkins Planning Com- mission will hold its regular meet- ing Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 7 p.m. at City Hall instead of Octo- ber 16th. Dated: September 20, 2013 Deb Kramer, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Watkins Board of Adjustments will hold a special meeting Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 7:40 p.m. at City Hall. Purpose of the meeting will be to review public testimony regard- ing a variance application submit- ted by CentraS0ta and to make a determination on the application. Dated: September 20, 2013 Debra Kramer, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Rubber l You Can now order rubber stamps, seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball (320) 398-5000 Legal Notice SPECIAL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED PUBLIC NOTICE The Eden Valley-Watkins Board of Education has called a special meeting for Wednesday, Octo- ber 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m., in the Dis- trict Office Boardroom. The pur- pose of the meeting will be to hear from the Steering Committee on the School District's 5-Year Strate- gic Plan. Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Watkins Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Watkins City Hall, 111 Central Avenue South The purpose of the hearing is to consider a variance application from CentraSota, 500 4th Street North, Watkins MN 55389 to con- struct two storage tanks with a building setback of less than sev- enty-five feet as required by the Watkins Zoning Ordinance, Arti- cle XX, Section 20.04. Dated: September 20, 2013 Debra Kramer, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE The Watkins Planning Com- mission will hold a public hear- ing Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 7:10 p.m. at Watkins City Hall, 111 Central Avenue South. The purpose of the hearing is to con- sider an application from Centra Sota, 500 4th Street North, for a Conditional Use Permit for two tanks for storage of liquid fertilizer. Dated: September 20, 2013 Deb Kramer, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Page 17 I] ............. ...,o 00000o.,o0. ,., o_, o.o,. coupon savings, special sections NEWS va,uable adveising classifieds conversation starters Your complete source for local news in your community. Renew by mail (RO. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353) or on-line at www.TriCountyNews.MN FREE active military subscription __ one-year Minnesota subscription, $36 __ one-year out-of-state subscription, $46 SENIOR* Minnesota subscription, $26 __ SENIOR* out-of-state subscription, $36 (* Seniors are 62 and older) (3-, 6- and 9-month subscriptions are available; ask us!) I prefer l WEdition or . Kimball Edition 320) 398-5000 70 S Main St., Kimball, www.TriCountyNews.MN I IName. State: Zip: I IMailing address: ICity': |Telephone: I I I I 1 I I I I I Legal Notice REGULAR MEETING UNOFFICIAL MINUTES BOARD OF EDUCATION SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 KIMBALL, MN The meeting was called to order by chair Schreiner at 6:00 p.m. with all board members except Stenger present. Member Stenger arrived at 6:05. The Pledge of Alle- giance was said by all. Member Zipoy asked to add Item #7 to the discussion items - Department Updates. Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Gagnon to approve the agenda as amended. MC Item 6 of the discussion items was moved up to this point of the agenda. Marcia Mahlum addressed the board on behalf of third grade parents. Parents are concerned with the number of students in each classroom at 30 or more. Questions arise as to how the students are able to learn in this environment; what will happen to the middle-of-the-road students? The parents would like to know how the board plans to address this situation. Mr. Trita- baugh brought the board up-to- date with the current enrollment in each of the elementary grades. Third grade is currently at 60 stu- dents with 30 in each classroom. Following discussion and looking at several options, motion by Hils- gen, seconded by Stein to approve hiring a .44 licensed teacher to reduce the class sizes during the core reading and math instruction times. MC Celebrations and successes of students and staff included a thank you from Katelyn Lichte (2013 graduate), thanking the dis- trict and staff for the superior edu- cation received and for preparing her for college at the University of Minnesota. Also, the A-honor roll students from last spring were honored at breakfast on Wednes- day morning. Mr. Houseman thanked the students and staff for a great start to the school year. PIN nights were very well attended with lots of questions being asked and answered. The bullying preven- tion curriculum is being utilized this year at the elementary. KES was notified that Carolyn Sch- lawin has been appointed to the Reading Corps position. Title I assistants started back to work this week and are busy with evalu- ations and scheduling. Picture day at the elementary is October 23 and 24. The Book Fair will be October 30, and Grandparents' Day will be held November 1. Mr. Widvey reported on a great opening to the school year. Open house was the best he's had in 'his time at Kimball with excel- lent participation. The 8th grad- ers had a good field trip to Quarry Park today. B-honor roll students were recognized at lunch time today. New this year is a 7th Grade Boo{ Camp. Students are split into four groups led by Mr. Widvey, Ms. Bonnifield, Ms. Winkelman, and Mr. Strand. Topics include various "what to do if..." scenarios. September 19 is the last day of Boot Camp. Picture day at the high school is September 26. Mr. Tritabaugh reported on up- coming meetings - September 19 - SEE, September 25 - Stearns County Family Services Collab- orative, October 2 - Negotiations, October 16 - Benton-Stearns Edu- cation District, and October 23 - School Board Meeting. East month board members were informed that the audit would be presented at the September meeting; how- ever, after preliminary review, it was decided that some revenues were not finalized at the state level. At the advice of the auditors, the audit will be presented at the October 23 meeting. Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed and handed out MSBA delegate ballots to each member and asked that they complete their ballots and return them to him before leaving the meeting so that they could be mailed together. Member Zipoy asked where we were at with having the various departments report to the board. He wasn'f sure it needed to be every month, but he would appre- ciate having reports occasion- ally. Mr. Widvey indicated that he would talk to his staff and set up a schedule. Committee reports included Negotiations - Stenger; Health & Safety - Widvey; Benton-Stearns Education District - Schreiner. There were thank you cards from the West family, the Jefisen family, the Palm family, and Stacy Helgeson. Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Zipoy, to approve listed bills in the amount of $173,400.41 of which $52,721.25 is a high school bond interest payment. MC Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Stein to approve the Consent Agenda. The Consent Agenda included: Approve minutes for Aug. 21, 2013, regular board meeting Accept donation of $500 received from Kuechle Under- ground toward the Hall of Fame event The treasurer's report was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Zipoy, with a thank you, to accept a $163.30 donation from the Kimball Sports Boosters toward the purchase of football helmet decals. MC Motion by Stein, seconded by Gagnon, also with thanks, to accept a $50.00 donation from Dave Kothe to be used toward the Hall of Fame event. MC Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Zipoy to approve a long-term substitute contract with-Yunq- ing (Moya) Wang, Special Edu- cation Instructor beginning September 12, 2013. MC Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Stenger to approve a contract with Whitney Gettler, Kindergarten Instructor for the 2013-2014 school year. MC This contract replaces the long-term substitute contract at the beginning of the school year. Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Stein, with best of luck in other endeavors, to accept the resig- nation received from Jenny Moe, ECFE instructor, effective with the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. MC Motion by Stein, seconded by Gagnon to approve the fund raiser request from the girls' basketball program to hold two tournaments. MC After review of the proposed 2013 Payable 2014 Levy, motion by Zipoy, seconded by Stein t O certify the maximum at this time. MC Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Gagnon to approve the 2012-2013 Annual Report on Curriculum and Instruction as presented and reviewed by Mr. Widvey. MC Member Zipoy asked if all was good with the Booster Organi- zation and their facilities use as it relates to training for facilities supervision. All seems to be fine at this time. Bob Merchant indicated that there will be a Dodge Test Drive held on Friday, October 4. The maximum that can be raised is $4,000. Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Stein to adjourn at 7:37 p.m. Tim Zipoy, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.