January 2018

Patricia Knigge

Woonsocket

Patricia “Pat” Knigge, 78, of Woonsocket, died Jan. 7, 2018, at the Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m., in the Basham Funeral Home at Woonsocket, with Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the St. Wilfrid Catholic Cemetery.

Pat Knigge was born on Aug. 24, 1939, at Huron, to Delbert and Kathryn (Nelson) Moe. She grew up on a farm in Silver Creek Township northwest of Woonsocket with her parents and brother, Doug. She helped her mother with the cooking and housework, along with chicken chores.

The county grade school Pat attended was a few miles from the farm. In her youth, she enjoyed playing the accordion, and her favorite childhood pastime was playing with the family dogs. Pat graduated from Woonsocket High School, and after graduation, she lived in Sioux Falls and worked at the School for the Blind.

On July 12, 1969, Pat was united in marriage to Raymond “Sonny” Knigge in Woonsocket. They made their home in Woonsocket and raised one son, Tully.

Pat was a lifelong and faithful member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, was active in Faith Circle, and worked on mission projects.

She moved to Prairie View Care Center in June of 2004 and was the longest residing resident. While there, she especially enjoyed playing Bingo and dominos.

Pat is survived by one son, Tully Knigge, of Mitchell, and one brother, Doug (Kay) Moe, of Brookings.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Sonny in 1990.

There was quite a crowd congregated in the St. Wilfrid Parish Hall after Mass on Sunday to enjoy French toast and sausage and support the church basement renovation fund.

On Sunday, Jan 14, the St. Wilfrid’s Altar Society, under the leadership and diligent work of Liz Swenson, served a French toast and sausage breakfast with all proceeds going to the basement renovation fund.

The church basement, also known as the Parish Hall, has been completely renovated in the past several years due to some foundation reinforcement needed and safety concerns. Because of the completion of the renovation, the church is now able to utilize the basement for CCD classes and events such as funeral dinners, meetings, and meals served like the breakfast on Sunday.

Church affiliated organizations have been holding events to help continue to raise funds to fulfill the financial obligation needed to complete the renovation. This particular event raised over $750 and served 85 people.

***See more photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

JANUARY 8, 2018 - Minutes

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. with P. Larson, S. Larson, Blindauer, Ohlrogge, and Ebersdorfer present. Auditor Larson was also present.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

This being the annual reorganization of the Board of County Commissioners, the county auditor called for nominations for chairman of the board. Blindauer nominated Ebersdorfer.  Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, that nominations cease. All ayes.  Motion carried. Ebersdorfer will be the chairman. Ebersdorfer called for nominations for vice-chairman. Blindauer nominated Steve Larson. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, that nominations cease. All ayes. Motion carried.  Steve Larson will be the vice-chairman. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to accept the minutes as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.

HIGHWAY

Lee Goergen, Highway Superintendent/Weed Supervisor, met with the board to discuss happenings in the highway department and plans for 2018.

APPOINTMENTS AND FEES

Chairman Ebersdorfer made the following appointments: Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Board, Paul Larson; 4-H Advisory Board, Steve Larson; District III, Ray Ohlrogge; Sanborn County Rural Development, Jeff Ebersdorfer; County Planner, Penny Farris; Economic Development Board, Ray Ohlrogge; SD Housing Authority Board, Jeff Ebersdorfer; Planning and Zoning, Ray Ohlrogge; and Drainage Board, Gary Blindauer and Paul Larson.  It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the appointments.  All ayes.   Motion carried

It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to establish a cost of $2,400.00 for county burial or cremation plus $.75 per mile within the state.  All ayes.  Motion carried.

It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, that the following places be designated for holding chattel mortgage sales in Sanborn County for 2018: The front door of the Courthouse, City of Woonsocket; between Block Four and Five, Original Plat, Town of Letcher; and the public street on the north side of the CorTrust Bank, City of Artesian. All members voted yes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to designate CorTrust Bank of Artesian, First National Bank South Dakota, Edward Jones of Mitchell, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, and SD Public Funds Investment Trust (FIT) as legal depositories, and the Sanborn Weekly Journal as the legal newspaper. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to approve expenses for county commissioners, county officials, and county employees to attend all scheduled meetings pertaining to county business for 2018. All members voted yes. Motion carried.

It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to pay bills at each regular meeting as needed. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set mileage and meals at state rates. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set wage of election workers at $150.00 plus mileage per day and to pay $35.00 plus mileage for school of instruction, if attended. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to declare old iron, used bridge planks, old culverts, used tires and old parts as surplus with maximum value of $1,000.00. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to use the state bid list for county purchases. All ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to set the commissioners’ salary at $7,260.00 annually, mileage included as part of salary plus insurance. All ayes.  Motion carried.

It was moved by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to appoint Jason Coenen as the Emergency Management Director. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to establish four (4) or less voting precincts. All ayes. Motion carried.

Precincts will be as follows:

Precinct #1: Afton, Floyd, Benedict, Oneida, Artesian City, Diana, Union, Ravenna – Artesian Community Center;

Precinct #2: Butler, Letcher, Letcher City, Logan, and Elliott – Letcher Community Center;

Precinct #3: Jackson, Twin Lake, Woonsocket Township, Silver Creek Township, Ward 2 – Woonsocket Community Center;

Precinct #4: Wards 1 and 3, Warren Township – Woonsocket Community Center .

It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to set board wages for zoning and drainage at $45.00 per diem plus mileage. All ayes. Motion carried.

By agreement of the board the annual meeting with townships and towns will be on February 20th at 1:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building.

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to set the wage for extra part-time help for the Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Auditor, Sheriff’s Office, and Janitor at minimum wage. All ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, that the Register of Deeds will submit the money collected in that office each month to the treasurer by the 20th of the following month and the sheriff by the 15th. All ayes. Motion carried.

REPORTS

Auditor and Treasurer in all accounts $3,128,138.75

Register of Deeds $2,273.82

Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the following salaries for the year 2018, including the insurance incentive. All ayes. Motion carried.

Tom Fridley, Sheriff, Annually $50,860.54

Jason Coenen, Deputy Sheriff, Annually $39,403.99

Ashley Streich, Deputy Sheriff, Annually $34,320.00

Patty Anderson, 24/7, Monthly $150.00

Jason Coenen, Emergency Management, Annually $496.44

Jeff Larson, States Attorney, Annually $43,463.49

Elizabeth Hoffman, Clerk, Annually $24,960.00

Penny Farris Director of Equalization, Annually $40,540.09

Karen Krueger, Treasurer, Annually $46,332.38

Barb Regynski, Deputy Auditor and Treasurer, Annually $34,450.67

Diane Larson, Auditor, Annually $44,892.38

Lynn Brueske, Register of Deeds, Annually $44,172.38

Tom Carda, Janitor, Annually $40,882.14

Steve Larson, Commissioner, Annually $7.260.00

Ray Ohlrogge, Commissioner, Annually $7,260.00

Gary Blindauer, Commissioner, Annually $7,260.00

Paul Larson, Commissioner, Annually $7,260.00

Jeff Ebersdorfer, Commissioner, Annually $7,260.00

Lee Goergen, Highway Superintendent/Weed Sup., Annually $48,862.57

Sheri Kogel, Secretary, Annually $36,531.70

Jolene Anderson, Secretary, Hourly $11.30

Alberta Fink, Deputy Register of Deeds, Hourly $15.53

Sherryl Rankin, Secretary, Hourly $11.30

Perianne Clendening, Hourly $11.30

Robert Smith, Highway, Hourly $15.14

Kiley Forbes, Highway, Hourly $17.23

R. Dale Schow, Highway, Hourly $15.41

Brian Pearson, Highway, Hourly $19.25

Timothy Steckel, Highway, Hourly $16.43

Stacy Mendenhall, Highway, Hourly $17.84

Jim Luthi, Highway, Hourly $15.41

David Hjelm, Highway, Hourly $16.32

There being no further business, motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

DIANE LARSON

Sanborn County Auditor

JEFF EBERSDORFER

Chairman of the Board,

Sanborn County