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Marion Meyer

White Lake

Marion Faye Meyer, 93, of White Lake, formally of Wessington Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at the Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.  

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Basham Funeral Chapel in Wessington Springs. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the funeral home.

Marion was born Feb. 11, 1929, to Anna (Garbe) and Louis Ammon at their farm north of Lane. Marion was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in Lane.  She attended grade school at the Heller School and graduated high school at Wessington Springs.

On Sept. 6, 1950, Marion married James H. Meyer of Virgil.  To this union, three sons were born. They lived on a farm north of Lane until 1963 when they moved into Lane. In 1964, Marion began her 40-year career of driving school bus for the Lane, Woonsocket and Wessington Springs school districts. When Lane consolidated, she drove for Wessington Springs until she retired in 2004.

Marion loved to embroider and cook. One of her favorite pastimes was working in her vegetable and flower garden. In 2004, she moved from Lane into an apartment in Wessington Springs. From there, she moved into Hillcrest until 2008 when she moved into her home at Aurora Brule Nursing Home.

Marion is survived by her sons, Randall (Cindy) Meyer of Gillette, Wyo., Steven of Wisconsin and Richard of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren, including Tony Meyer of Woonsocket and Jason Meyer of Artesian; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents, Anna and Louis; her brother, Bernard; sister, Luella Orth; brother-in-law, Albert Orth; a niece, Linda Orth; her grandparents; a grandson, Curtis; and a great-granddaughter, Abby.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NEW LICENSE FOR SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: The City Council in and for the City of Woonsocket, South Dakota on the 12th day of DECEMBER, 2022, at the time of 7:15 P.M. in the City Council Room, will meet in regular session to consider the following application for a new license, Alcoholic Beverage License, to operate within the municipality of Woonsocket that has been presented to the City Council and filed in the office of the Finance Officer.

APPLICANT, ADDRESS/LEGAL DESCRIPTION, TYPE OF LICENSE

Woonsocket Webers, LLC, E 60’ Lot 9 of Block 30, S 22’ of Lot 10 & Lot 11, and S5’ of E60’ Lot 8 of Block 30 and Sidewalk-Retail (on-sale) Liquor-Restaurant. DBA-The Muddy Cup 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN: That any person, persons, or their attorney may appear and be heard at said scheduled public hearing, who are interested in the approval or rejection of any such applications.  

Tara Weber

Finance Officer,

City of Woonsocket

(SEAL)

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Woonsocket School Board proceedings

UNAPPROVED MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 14, 2022

The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on November 14th, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Woonsocket School. Members attending were:  Jason White, Neal Hiemstra, Lisa Snedeker, Todd Olinger, and Rikki Ohlrogge. Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Jason Bruce, Brooke King, Armando Rodriguez, Sarah Jensen, Gay Swenson, Chelsea Schulz, Chris Selland, and Sarah Swenson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the meeting agenda. Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular board meeting held on October 10, 2022, were approved as presented on a motion by Rikki Ohlrogge, seconded by Lisa Snedeker. Motion carried.  

On a motion by Lisa Snedeker, seconded by Rikki Ohlrogge, the Board approved the claims presented and the October 2022 financial report as follows; motion carried.

GENERAL FUND, Beginning balance: $1,062,724.42; Add receipts: Taxes $8,668.63; Interest $1,013.36; Admissions $1,931.00; Pupil activities $400.00; Other local $439.91; State $127,045.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $1,202,222.32; less disbursements $168,945.18; Cash balance: $1,033,277.14; less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $19,821.00; Fund Balance: $1,053,098.14.

CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $976,524.48; Add receipts: Taxes $8,982.78; Other local $450.00; Federal $0.00. Total to be accounted for: $985,957.26; less disbursements $6,371.03; Cash balance: $979,586.23; less accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $99,641.00;  Fund balance: $1,079,227.23.

SPECIAL EDUCATION, Beginning balance: $628,612.90; Add receipts: Taxes $5,003.44; State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $633,616.34; less disbursements, $35,993.75;  Cash balance: $597,622.59; Less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $597,622.59.

FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance: $93,469.72; Add receipts:  Pupil receipts $5,464.97; Adult receipts $0.00; Interest $3.47; Other local  $205.26; State $0.00; Federal reimbursement $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $99,143.42;  less disbursements $23,706.25; Cash  balance: $75,437.17; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $75,437.17.   

ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $75,458.48; Add receipts: Other local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $75,458.48;  less disbursements $4,391.42; Cash balance: $71,067.06; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $71,067.06. 

TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $25,667.56; Add receipts: Interest $1.07; Pupil activities $450.00; Other local $457.10; Total to be accounted for: $26,575.73; less disbursements $2,365.05; Fund balance: $24,210.68.

Salaries and benefits for the month of October 2022 were as follows:

General Fund: $136,055.67;

Special Education: $34,848.69;

Enterprise #53: $4,391.42;

Food Service: $10,085.62.

GENERAL FUND                            

AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES, CHESS CLUB SUPPLIES – ESPORT SUPPLIES $43.98

AT&T, CELL PHONE $97.98

BAKERS DESIGN, ALL-STATE CHORUS FLOWERS $47.00

BARTON’S HEATING & COOLING LLC, FILTERS $207.24

BRUCE, JASON, ANNOUNCING VOLLEYBALL GAMES $120.00

ETERNAL SECURITY PRODUCTS, LLC, REPAIRED/RESET SECURITY CAMERAS $382.37

EXPRESS 2, GAS – MINI BUS – VEHICLE $592.39

EXPRESS STOP, GAS – MINI BUS – VAN $1,028.04

FOREMAN SALES & SERVICE INC., MINI BUS SUMMER MAINTENANCE $2,405.26

HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS INC., FLYING W – CHENILLE ACTIVITY LETTERS $917.00

HILLYARD, CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $1,216.77

HOWARD, CARRIE, VOLLEYBALL CLOCK $180.00

[IMPREST FUND OCTOBER 2022:

CASH, ALL-STATE CHORUS MEALS $483.00

FONDER, CRAIG, VOLLEYBALL OFFICIAL $90.00

FONDER, CRAIG, VOLLEYBALL OFFICIAL $90.00

HOWARD SCHOOL, CROSS COUNTRY MEET $30.00

MACHADO, CHANCE, VIDEOGRAPHER (STUDENT) $60.00

NEDVED, ALLISON, VIDEOGRAPHER (STUDENT) $30.00

NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY, ALL-STATE CHOIR PREP $78.00

PARKSTON SCHOOL, CROSS COUNTRY MEET $40.00

RUSSELL-MANKE, ANNIKA, VOLLEYBALL OFFICIAL/MILEAGE $107.85

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS, ALL-STATE CHOIR PREP $65.00

SWEARINGEN, JASLYN, VIDEOGRAPHER (STUDENT) $20.00

UNITED STATES POST OFFICE, POST OFFICE EXPENSE $360.00

VAVRA, GLORIA, VOLLEYBALL OFFICIAL/MILEAGE $106.32

VAVRA, GLORIA, VOLLEYBALL OFFICIAL/MILEAGE $106.32

WILLIAMS, KRISTEN, VOLLEYBALL OFFICIAL/MILEAGE $102.75

TOTAL IMPREST CLAIMS: $1,769.24]

J.W PEPPER & SON INC., VOCAL MUSIC $303.96

JENSEN, SARAH , VOLLEYBALL OFFICIAL BOOK $120.00

K & D BUSING INC., REGULAR ROUTE/CO-CURRICULAR ROUTE $19,437.07

KROHMER PLUMBING, SHOWER HEAD AND SUPPLIES $556.99

LEARNING A TO Z, TITLE SITE LICENSE $125.00

LEHR, DAVE, TECH SERVICE FEE $170.00

LOCAL LUMBER, CONCRETE/FRESHMAN PROJECT $471.42

MENARDS, SHOP SUPPLIES – FRESHMAN PROJECT $45.84

MIDWEST CENTER FOR SCHOOL SAFETY, BULLY PREVENTION ASSEMBLY $1,000.00

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, ELECTRIC SERVICE $3,773.06

PETTY CASH, POSTAGE EXPENSES $22.75

POPPLERS MUSIC, VOCAL MUSIC $147.15

RAMKOTA, BUSINESS MANAGER FALL CONFERENCE LODGING (2) $444.00

READING WAREHOUSE, LIBRARY BOOKS $249.03

SANBORN WEEKLY JOURNAL, PUBLICATIONS $143.14

SANTEL COMMUNICATIONS, PHONE/INTERNET SERVICES $174.76

SCHLICHT, SHELLEY, REIMBURSE – GAS FOR VAN $20.04

SCHOOL SPECIALTY, LLC, LIBRARY BOOKEND – ELEMENTARY TACKBOARDS $641.53

SHERWIN WILLIAMS, PAINT – GYM CROWS NEST $97.57

TEACHWELL, DATA DIG – TEACHER TRAINING $1,500.00

TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION, MEMBERSHIP DUES 2022-23 $1,250.00

THUNES, SWIVEL CASTERS $44.43

VERMILLION SCHOOL DISTRICT, REGION 3A CROSS COUNTRY EXPENSES $235.99

WASTE MANAGEMENT OF WI-MN, GARBAGE SERVICE $389.05

WEBER, TREY, VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCING $120.00

WHITE, BOBBI, VOLLEYBALL LINE JUDGE $520.00

WILLIAMS MUSIC & OFFICE REPAIR, PIANO TUNING $130.00

WOONY FOODS, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES $375.30

Fund Total: $41,515.35

CAPITAL OUTLAY

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, MEDIA COMPUTERS $7,282.30

A&B BUSINESS EQUIPMENT, COPIER LEASE $991.73

AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES, CHESS CLUB SUPPLIES – ESPORT SUPPLIES $3,310.26

CHAD EAGLE CONSTRUCTION, LLC, HVAC GYM PROJECT – PAY #7 & #8 $102,903.19

DB ELECTRIC, AIR COMPRESSOR HOOKUP/CNC OUTLET – SHOP $881.33

GREEN EGGS AND RAM, PROJECTOR/EQUIPMENT – SPECIAL EDUCATION ROOM $2,618.40

HEINEMANN RESTORATION INC., EXT REPAIRS AND TUCK-POINTING $45,000.00

JD CONCRETE PRODUCTS, SIDEWALK BY PLAYGROUND $2,279.00

KOCH-HAZARD ARCHITECTS, HVAC PROJECT – ARCHITECT FEE $195.00

LOCAL LUMBER, CONCRETE/FRESHMAN PROJECT $740.36

NETWELL NOISE CONTROL, ACOUSTIC CEILING BAFFLES – GYM $9,080.00

U.S. BANK ST. PAUL, PRINCIPAL PAYOFF – CAPITAL CERTIFICATES $247,996.67

Fund Total: $423,278.24

SPECIAL EDUCATION

AVERA ST. LUKES, CLIENT SERVICES (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER) $1,954.24

PARENT/GUARDIAN, GUARDIAN TRAVEL $219.30

Fund Total: $2,173.54

FOOD SERVICE                            

BIMBO BAKERIES USA, FOOD $252.37

BUHLS DRY CLEANING, LAUNDRY SERVICE $36.15

PERFORMANCE FOODSERVICE, FOOD AND SUPPLIES $10,424.60

TERKILDSEN, KATHY, FOOD $46.69

WATER WALKERS INC. DBA HEALTH – E PRO, MENU PLANNING SOFTWARE $3,165.00

WOONY FOODS, FOOD $532.93

Fund Total: $14,457.74

CUSTODIAL ACCOUNTS

ARLINGTON SCHOOL, REGION ORAL INTERP $101.76

GREGORY MUSIC BOOSTERS, HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL – GREGORY $169.00

JAMES VALLEY CHRISTIAN, DISTRICT ORAL INTERP. FEE $117.72

LOCAL LUMBER, CONCRETE/FRESHMAN PROJECT $720.00

MENARDS, SHOP SUPPLIES – FRESHMAN PROJECT $20.28

PLATTE – GEDDES BAND BOOSTERS, JUNIOR HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL MEAL MONEY $70.00

REGION  V HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL, HIGH SCHOOL REGION V MUSIC FESTIVAL – GREGORY $60.00

REGION V JUNIOR HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL, JUNIOR HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL – PLATTE-GEDDES $45.00

WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE, INC., CHOCOLATE BAR FUNDRAISER – JUNIORS $2,087.40

Fund Total: $3,391.16

Checking Account Total: $3,391.16

Chris Selland gave the financial report and advised that the auditors are coming December 7th-9th.

Superintendent Weber updated the Board that, after three years of asking, the state has approved crosswalk flashers on Highway 34 adjacent to the school. The Board updated that the sound panels for the gym are in, and DB Electric will be installing soon. Mr. Weber discussed Educators Rising – which is a network that helps develop aspiring teachers. Mr. Weber will be looking for feedback from students, as well as teachers, to see if there is interest within the school. Mr. Weber discussed co-op rules, as there is a Sanborn Central student interested in wrestling. Per the South Dakota High School Activities Association, the student may practice with the WSWWW team, but must participate as a Sanborn Central team at meets. The Board updated that the light pole at the old football field that was damaged during a summer storm was turned into insurance and is not being replaced. Insurance has issued a check for the damages. Mr. Weber and the administration team have started a snack cart, which will be taken around to show staff how much they are appreciated. They are also hosting a staff Christmas party on November 22nd. Mr. Weber also discussed the proposed Social Studies standards, along with the sample resolution letter that was sent out from the state. The proposed standards can be found at: https://doe.sd.gov/contentstandards/documents/SS-Proposed.pdf. An example of a proposed standard for first grade is: The student identifies the major cultural features and contributions of Rome, including in architecture, engineering, and government. 

Mr. Bruce updated that bus routes are going well.

Mrs. King updated that her team recently held a TAT meeting and students are making progress. They will re-evaluate prior to Christmas. The paraprofessionals are doing a great job with all students and are flexible, as well as the rest of the teachers, when necessary. 

Mr. Rodriguez updated that he has met with all but four teachers in his role as Instructional Coach. This has been a positive experience for all teachers involved and has provided great feedback. The very first Impossible Shot was made during the Veterans Day program. The elementary and high school students have been receptive to the Impossible Shot and what it represents. 

Mrs. Jensen updated that the sixth grade students planned and hosted the Fall Carnival on Halloween day for the PreK4 through fifth graders. The elementary students wrote letters to Veterans, made and hung up wall art for the Veterans Day program, and also sang “Proud to Be an American” during the program. The sixth grade class put on the rest of the program, including readings, flag folding ceremony/meaning, singing, and presented a gift to the Veterans who were present. Mrs. Jensen also updated that this week (November 14-18) is American Education Week with various activities planned throughout the week. The elementary students had a STEM morning on Halloween day with another planned before Thanksgiving break. There is also an upcoming Zoo Assembly scheduled for November 21st for PreK4 through sixth grade. 

Gay Swenson and Chelsea Schulz were visitors at the Board meeting to bring forward concerns regarding the financials of the Community Care and Learning Center, as well as the concerns regarding the State restrictions on the number of kids allowed in the 0-4 year age group. There will be an upcoming meeting open to the public to discuss the need for daycare in our community. They would like any and all parents who have children in daycare to attend, as they are trying to come up with solutions to meet the needs for growing families.

On a motion made Lisa Snedeker, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved to open bids for a new Mini Bus. Only one bid was submitted by Foreman Sales and Service: $81,055.00 for a 2023 14-passenger Chevy Collins School Bus. (NOTE: The Board did not receive a mini bus on the last bid due to limited number of buses being manufactured.) Motion carried.

Motion was made by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Rikki Ohlrogge, to approve Rick Olsen’s resignation from Assistant Boys Basketball coach, effective November 14, 2022. Motion carried.

On a motion made by Lisa Snedeker, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved Trey Weber as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for $3,080.00. Motion carried. 

Motion was made by Todd Olinger, seconded by Neal Hiemstra, to approve board members Jason White and Lisa Snedeker as Woonsocket School representatives to attend the football co-op meeting with Wessington Springs and Sanborn Central on December 1st in Woonsocket at 7:30 p.m. Motion carried.

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved Spens Schlicht as volunteer Assistant Boys Basketball coach. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Todd Olinger, seconded by Neal Hiemstra, to approve any updates to the Back to School Plan for COVID. (NOTE: The Back to School Plan needs to be revisited every six months). Motion carried.

Motion was made by Rikki Ohlrogge, with a second by Todd Olinger, to approve to update the school banking accounts as the following:

A. First National Bank of Omaha – Trust & Agency Account XXX-9 – Sarah Swenson/Luci Grassel;

B. First National Bank of Omaha – Food Service Account XXX-7 – Sarah Swenson/Luci Grassel/Lisa Snedeker/Todd Olinger/Jason White;

C. First National Bank of Omaha – General Fund Account 1-XXX-8 – Sarah Swenson/Luci Grassel/Lisa Snedeker/Todd Olinger/Jason White;

D. Dakotaland FCU Checking Account XXXXXXXXX – Sarah Swenson/Luci Grassel;

E. Dakotaland FCU Savings Account XXXXXXXXX – Sarah Swenson/Luci Grassel;

Motion carried. 

On a motion made by Rikki Ohlrogge, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the resignation of Chris Selland as the Business Manager effective December 31, 2022. (The school district would like to thank Chris for her 25 years of service). Motion carried. 

Motion was made by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Todd Olinger, to re-approve the Woonsocket School District’s Comprehensive Plan with new updates. Motion carried. 

Motion was made by Todd Olinger, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve an executive session for personnel reasons SDCL1-25-2(1) – out at 8:27 p.m. – in at 9:20 p.m. Motion carried.

With no further business to come before the Board, the November 14, 2022, regular school board meeting was adjourned at 9:21 p.m. on a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Rikki Ohlrogge. Motion carried.  

JASON WHITE

Chair

SARAH SWENSON

BUSINESS MANAGER

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