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-- FINANCIAL PLANNING -- IRAS 401( k)s SEP-IRAs Roth IRAs, Term & Permanent Life Insurance LES JEPSEN Phone: 651-264-1979 ASSET ALLOCATION GOAL SETTING RETIREMENT PLANNING EDUCATION PLANNING Phone: 701-377-2626 Toll Free: 800-377-2610 Fax: 701-377-2717 E-mail: tribune@nccray.net Internet: online.burkecountytribune.com T Since 1899 Burke County ribune 104 Railway Street SE Bowbells, North Dakota 58721 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF BURKE COUNTY 75c Vol. 116 No. 22 Wednesday, September 23, 2015 A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read (Mark Twain) (Continued on Page 4) email: jepsenfinancial@gmail.com website: www.jepsenfinancial.com Area Briefs Benefit Breakfast for Gunderson A benefit breakfast for Marlene Gunderson is set for Sunday, Oct. 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Golden Age Club, Main Street in Stanley. The donations will be given to the family to help defray all medical bills and all other expenses. Marlene was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August. Our prayers are with her and her family. An account has been set up at American Bank Center, PO Box 9, Stanley, ND 58784. Coming Events EVENTS Burke County His- torical Site: in Powers Lake, OPEN Sunday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Stop in for cup of coffee and a visit. Weather permitting. 90 Birthday Open House for Kitty Butgere- it: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Brentmoor in Minot. Use north door. Cake & coffee served. MEETINGS Crimson's Cruis- ers Red Hatters : meet at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Saturday, Sept. 26, 3:00 p.m. to go to the Homesteaders in Minot for supper. Seekers: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 10:00 a.m., at Corrine Melberg's. Shalom Prayer Shawl Ministery: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7:00 p.m., Bethle- hem Lutheran Church, Bow- bells. Everyone welcome. Abby Brossart is known by the students at Burke Central School as a substitute teacher. This year she is the full time third grade teacher. Brossart grew up on the family farm by Lakota, ND. She is the third oldest of three sisters and five brothers. She graduated from May- ville State University with a B.S. degree in elementary From Sub to Full Time Teacher education. She taught six years at Little Flower School in Rugby prior to subbing at Burke Central School. The people here are very friendly and caring, stated Brossart. The third grade teacher said she is excited to meet her students and to start learning together. By Lyann Olson The Burke County Commis- sioners met in regular session Fri- day, Sept. 4 with Commissioners, Debbie Kuryn and Allen Ryberg present. A motion was approved to drop the speed limit to 25 mph on a stretch of King's Highway. Previ- ous signage stated recommended speed limit of 25 mph. ROADS JeffEbsch of Brosz Engineer- ing reported the ditch work for the parking lot drainage was being done by Spielman's. Cement stabilization has been completed on County Road 16 with paving tentatively set for the week of Sept. 21. Central Specialties was given three options for repair of the box culvert on the Niobe Creek Cross- ing. He is waiting to hear which option the company has chosen. Ebsch reported that Burke County 8 has poor quality soils and will likely need cement stabilization. He is still working on numbers for King's Highway construction. Ken Tetrault, Road Foreman, has cleared the Flaxton waterway with an excavator, making positive low all the way to 74th St. Two occupancy permits were approved for Petro Harvester and Esterholm Construction. Discus- sion was held on restruction the schedule of fees. AUDITOR Auditor Jensen presented an updated list of board appoint- ments. She also distributed a list of grants Barry Jager has been involved in getting. As of August 28, county entities have received $1,687,946.89 in grants. Jager is now a certified emergency man- agement professional. Budgets were presented to look over. County Auditor, Jeanine Speed Limit on Portion of King's Highway Set to 25 MPH Jensen would like to publish preliminary budget in the Sept. 23 and 30 issues of the newspaper, with a final hearing on Oct. 6. A certified letter was received from First District Health on a source of filth or cause of sick- ness building next to the cafe in Columbus to abate and remove such nuisance within 30 days. The biggest question is where to put it once demolished. Jensen recom- mended gettting professionals as the floor is not safe. First step is to see cost of removing asbestos. SEPT. 15TH MEETING The Burke County Commis- sioners met in regular session Tuesday, Sept. 15 with Commis- sioners Kuryn and Ryberg present. A janitorial sub was discussed, and states attorney, Amber Fiesel is back to work on a limited basis. ROADS Two occupancy permits were approved. One for Burke Divide for a bore under railroad tracks on Burke County 15. The other was an approach permit, to improve what is currently there on section 19 & 30 by Liberty Resources Manage- ment Company. N.D. Upper Great Plains In- stitute has another study which needs to be completed by mid October. Tetrault will report back at next meeting. The Flaxton waterway is flow- ing all the way to Northgate Dam. It is down close to three feet from where it was, saving roads on the north and south side. The generator has been put in place and the building is going up. Tetrault reported the blade operator school they attended in Stanley was the best they've ever attended. BNSF has responded to Tet- rault's messages and they will be looking at the Burke County 17 & By Jodi Benge The Bowbells City Park has long been a place to admire when driving down Main Street. Those who take the time to stop are always appreciative as they take note of the park's beauty. Bernnie Linster, Mike Herman, Brian Royer, Deanna Knutson, Tammy Ryberg and secretary, Jeanine Jensen make up the park board. Park Board members are al- ways looking for ways to improve the appearance and have been adding many additions to the park during the last few years. Linster has been on the board for more than a decade and has enjoyed seeing how the park has become a place for all to appreci- ate. It has been a lot of work to keep the park up to date for all to enjoy, said Linster. But it has also given the board members a sense of satisfaction when we see people using it. Over the past several years, a very colorful playground structure with a winding slide, hanging bars and an enclosed tunnel to walk through was constructed. New equipment doesn't come without a hefty price tag. This year, the board added a merry-go- round at the cost of $3300, along with a merry-go-cycle, with a price tag of 1,000. Also new garbage contain- ers are on order and will arrive shortly. They will be bright and colorful, with the hopes people will see them and put them to use. Something a bit different has also been added this season. It is called a doggie waste dispenser. This is something we felt was much needed, said Linster. We want people to use the park and enjoy bringing their canine friends, but we also need them to clean up after them. To order this equipment is one thing, but when it arrives, help is needed to construct it. That is when volunteer labor comes into play. This year when the new play- ground equipment arrived, we were very fortunate to have the needed volunteerism, commented Linster. It was great to see people come out and lend us a hand. Each year the board receives a number of mils under the Bow- bells City levies, allowing them to use those monies for expenses. They hire the mowing and trim- ming done, and always anxiously wait to see if there are funds left to ind new items to add to the park Every spring, the board ends up replacing trees, purchasing sand and mulch, and fixing anything that needs repair, spending a good chunk of the allotted funds. The board is still short a mem- ber or two. If you would like to help out, they will welcome you. We would like to have some new, young blood on the board, smiled Linster. If you want to help out in any way, please call one of the board members. We would appreciate any help. Linster also wants to remind the community if you get voted in during an election, agree to serve. There have been people who have been voted in at elections, New Additions to Bowbells City Park Abby Brossart 19 crossings. Discussion was held on culverts and rewording the county's policy. Commissioners will review at the Oct. 20 meeting. Ebsch reported that Central Specialties provided a three year warranty on the box culvert, fixing the joints that were not in regula- tion. Ebsch presented information on costs for King's Highway con- struction with grade raises of three and five feet. He recommended the five foot grade raise for a cost of $3 to $4 million. If the county found a good source of barrow and rock, the cost estimate would decrease. A three foot grade raise at a cost of $1.3 million would just be buying time, stated Commis- serioner Kuryn PLANNING & ZONING Marla MacBeth presented one conditional use permi to remove soil for railway construction in Soo Township which was approved by the commissioners. SHERIFF SheriffGrohs discussed the need to be tracking courthouse keys. Those present brought up using a keycard for both front and back doors. Vehicles and Bowbells city streets were also discussed. Emergency Director, Barry Jager reported that the paperwork for Forthun Township's 2011 FEMA is finally closed. AUDITOR The commissioners approved arlepermitforBurkeCounty Dollars for Scholars. VETERAN'S SERVICE OFFICER Zeke Isakson presented new information on the transportation van. The commissioners feel it is not a worthwhile investment at this time. Pool Ready for '16 Season Alex Reynolds and Jersey Sexton are enjoying the new merry-go-round in the Bowbells City Park. Also added this summer was a merry-go-cycle for younger children and a doggie waste dispenser. New garbage containers are on order. The park board and recreation com- mission are anticipating a busy 2016 summer season with the opening of the pool and splash pad.

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