Public Notices

Notice is hereby given that Sanborn Central District No. 55-5, Sanborn County, South Dakota, has been audited by Schoenfish & Co., Inc., Parkston, South Dakota, for the year ended June 30, 2019. A detailed report thereon is available for public inspection, during normal business hours, at the business office of the School District, and also available at the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota or on the Department of Legislative Audit website at

The following findings and recommendations provide a brief description of material weaknesses in internal control, legal noncompliance and other matters that are described in more detail in the audit report.


A material weakness in internal controls was noted due to a lack of proper segregation of duties for revenues. This is a continuing audit comment since fiscal year 2013.


We recommend that the Sanborn Central School District officials be cognizant of this lack of segregation of duties for revenues and attempt to provide compensating internal controls whenever, and wherever possible and practical.

This report also contains the auditor’s findings and recommendations concerning less significant deficiencies in internal control at the School District.



Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer presiding. Present were Paul Larson, Steve Larson, Gary Blindauer, and Ray Ohlrogge. Auditor Diane Larson was also present. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to approve the minutes as presented. All in favor. Motion carried.     


Marla Feistner, CHN, gave her semi-annual report.


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to enter executive session at 9:20 a.m. All ayes.  Motion carried. At 9:40 a.m., Ebersdorfer declared an end to executive session.


Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Foreman and Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant met with the board. A pre-bid meeting for the culvert project south of the 4-H Building was held. Eric Prunty, Brosz Engineering; Todd Brueske Construction; Feistner Construction; Midland Contracting, and Midwest Concrete and Excavating attended the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to explain the specifications of the bid before the contractors place their bids.  Kogel reported that the cost for the hydrology study for four township bridges would be $30,000.00.   Bids will be let on March 3rd for county purposes. Kogel presented an application for a utility permit for Santel Communications within the town of Artesian. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to approve the application. All ayes. Motion carried.  


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to meet as a weed board. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to charge $35.00 an hour for weed spraying. All ayes. Motion carried.   


Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, presented a plat for Gayland and Berniece Trudeau. The plat is for Lots 1, 2, 2-A, 3 and 3-A of Trudeau First Addition in the NE/4 28-106-62 W of the 5th P.M., Sanborn County, South Dakota. By recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, motion by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the plat. All ayes. Motion carried.


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to accept the resignation of Robert Smith from the highway department. All ayes. Motion carried.


Auditor and treasurer in all accounts $4,019,544.96

Register of Deeds $2,026.00

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to pay the following bills. All ayes. Motion carried.

Avera Health Plan, Insurance $21,317.09

Aflac, Insurance $1,075.86

Aflac, Insurance $199.60

Small Business, Insurance $51.00

Sun Life Financial, Insurance $104.33

VSP, Insurance $180.47

EMC National Life Insurance, Insurance $393.70

Colonial Life, Insurance $537.75

Colonial Life, Insurance $18.86

First National Bank, Tax Liability $12,910.48

Avera Health Plan, Insurance $385.43

EMC National Life Insurance, Insurance $33.75

Huron Regional Medical Center, Wage Garnish $253.23

South Dakota Retirement System, Retirement $8,937.68

South Dakota Retirement System, Retirement $46.13

Sanborn County Treasurer, Real Estate Taxes $80.00

Hauge Associates, Wage Garnish $51.93

Sanborn County Treasurer, Real Estate Taxes $455.11

First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,250.80

Sanborn County Treasurer, Taxes in Trust $6,069.86

4-H Foundation, Salary/4-H Advisor $6,186.30

Alvine/Weidenaar, LLP, Court Appointed Attorney $514.40

AT&T Mobility, Air Cards $140.70

Rita R. Baszler, Blood Draw $80.00

Beadle County Sheriff, Prisoner Care $1,490.00

Blue, Wheeler, & Banks, LLP, Court Appointed Attorney $499.47

Butler Machinery Co., Repairs/Supplies $1,464.24

Commercial Asphalt, Omega Mix $137.20

Connecting Point, Install Bank $135.00

Dakota Rigger & Tool Supply, Tow Rope $470.00

Dakota Two Way, Mobile Microphones $159.00

Express Stop, Fuel $16.43

Farmers Elevator, Fuel $3,849.90

Fastenal Company, Supplies $176.68

Aaron Fink, Supplies, Reg, Fees $509.99

First National Bank Omaha, Supplies/Meals $235.88

Growmark Inc., Oil $804.10

Hurd Alignment, Repairs $310.00

City of Huron, Teletype Service $770.00

Hydraulic World, Supplies $40.20

Mark Katterhagen, Mental Health $15.00

KO’s, Supplies $1,342.04

Larson & Nipe, Office Expenses $1,250.00

Lucy Lewno, Mental Health $166.50

Darcy Lockwood, Mental Health $15.00

Mac’s Hardware, Supplies $319.26

Menard’s, Supplies $39.77

Office Peeps, Supplies $472.89

Productivity Plus Account, Supplies $606.68

Runnings Supply, Supplies $42.86

Snow Wheel System, Tires $788.74

Steinley Real Estate Appraisal, Reg Fee $210.00

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publication Fees $274.15

Travis Coulthard, Supplies $20.20

True North Steel Inc., Supplies $3,563.28

Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone $40.01

Vern Eide Ford, Repairs $620.78

Woonsocket City, Water/Sewer $81.96

Xcel Energy, Electricity $348.32

Xcel Energy, Electricity $10.83

Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Service Fee $50.00

Zuercher Technologies, Annual Maintenance $3,942.45


Paula Linke and Scott Senska met with the board to discuss the addition to the 4-H Building.

January salaries before deductions were:

Commissioners $3,125.00

Auditor $5,540.77

Treasurer $5,660.77

States Attorney $3,879.84

Courthouse $3,645.14

Assessor $5,936.10

Register of Deeds $6,064.12

Sheriff $12,510.36

Public Welfare $927.93

County Nurse $1,084.55

Ambulance $1,415.00

WIC $48.40

Extension Office $1,486.75

Weed $3,000.00

Drainage $225.00

Road and Bridge $33,935.29

E-911 $60.50

Emergency Management $553.06

The board will convene in the courtroom at 2:00 p.m. for the Risk Map Flood Risk Review Meeting.

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes.  Motion carried.  The next regularly scheduled meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2020 with the county township meeting to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the 4-H Building.

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

Woonsocket City Council proceedings

Minutes - FEBRUARY 3, 2020

The regular meeting of the Woonsocket City Council was called to order by Mayor Richard Reider at 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2020, with the following members present: Joel Rassel, Derek Foos, Garret Foos and Brandon Goergen. Darin Kilcoin and Arin Boschee were absent.

Motion by Rassel, seconded by G. Foos, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Motion by Rassel, seconded by G. Foos, to approve the minutes of the January 6, 2020, meeting. Motion carried.

Financial Report was tabled.

Motion by Rassel, seconded by D. Foos, to approve the following bills:

NorthWestern Energy $3,869.05 Utilities

Core & Main $278.31 Shop

Hawkins $50.00 Water

Waste Management $6,086.30 Garbage

Woony Foods $20.79 Shop

One Call Systems $8.96 Shop

Riteway $142.00 W-2

Public Health Lab $28.00 Water

McLeods $211.80 Election/General

Register of Deeds $30.00 Cemetery Deed

Honda of Mitchell $77.70 Shop

Fastenal $27.77 Shop

Express Stop $22.00 Shop

Express 2 $320.86 Shop

Sanborn Weekly Journal $444.49 Publishing

Farmers Alliance $1,816.00 Propane

AmeriPride $51.83 Shop

KO’s Pro Service $826.70 Shop

Dakota Pump $592.60 Shop

Department of Revenue $250.26 Sales Tax

First National Bank $2,862.64 Payroll Tax

South Dakota Retirement Plan $1,464.48 Retirement

Total: $19,482.54 

Levi and Carrie Fry were on hand to discuss trucks parking on city streets. It was agreed that only when no other options are available will it be allowed. 


The Council discussed the water tower. A mixer has been ordered.

The Council discussed the election.

The Council discussed a sales tax reimbursement plan for new businesses as a part of Economic Development. Motion by Rassel, seconded by Goergen to approve the following policy. Any business within Woonsocket city limits that is making improvements of more than $500,000.00 can apply for a sales tax reimbursement in the amount of 25 percent of the second penny. The business will be required to prove that the sales tax had been paid prior to receiving any reimbursement. This policy will be retroactive effective January 1, 2019. Motion carried.


The Council discussed the lift station pumps. Motion by G. Foos, seconded by Goergen to approve a quote from Dakota Pump for two new pumps in the amount of $23,0993.02. Motion carried.

The Council discussed the campgrounds. 

The Council discussed putting stop and yield signs on highly traveled roads. 

With no further business to be discussed, motion by Goergen, seconded by Rassel, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Richard Reider, 



Tara Weber, 

Finance Officer

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