January 2017 Newsletter
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
to the call and the notice thereof, the School Board of the Marion School
District 60-3, Marion, Turner County, SD met in regular session on the
ninth day of January, 2017. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Dan Buse, Larry Langerock, Josh
Luke, Jared Schmidt and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
16/17-51: Agenda – On
motion by Langerock, second by Buse amend the agenda to the following: 13)
Surplus Property, 14) Adjourn; and then to approve the agenda as
presented. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
16/17-52: Consent Motion – On
motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to approve the following consent items:
a) approve minutes from the previous month and acknowledge receipt of the
Cornbelt Coop minutes, b) approve the financial reports of the District
(to be published in paper), c) approve the claims against the District for
the month of January and to approve checks to be issued in their payment
(bills to be published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion
were no Delegations.
Fink gave the Teacher Report. She shared information on the Music
Department including the sound system, All-State Band, and a music
Tieszen informed the Board on a position open on the ASBSD region Board of
Directors. Josh Luke had a question on open gyms, and also discussed
getting bleachers ready for the football field.
Manager Aaron Thompson gave the Board information on a food service review
this month, and on the heating system.
Principal Katie Minster shared information on scheduling & schedule
changes, the student handbook, and NAEP testing.
David Colberg shared updates on athletic conference changes, first
semester attendance, applicants for the SDHSAA Director position, and Math
& Reading test data.
Board discussed security options for exterior doors at the School.
Business Manager Aaron Thompson shared quotes for a security system and a
new set of doors. No motions were made.
16/17-53: School Board Election Date
– On motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt to set the School Board
Election date for April 11, 2017, to be combined with the City of Marion
if elections are deemed necessary. All members voted in favor; motion
Board Election workers will be appointed by Business Manager Aaron
Thompson if a School Board Election is held.
16/17-54: Surplus Property
– On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to declare a Paragon P-10 kiln
and various library books as surplus property. A list of the surplus
property will be kept on file in the Business Office. All members voted in
favor; motion carried.
16/17-55: Adjourn – On
motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to adjourn the school board meeting at
8:38 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, January
12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 12
members in attendance.
Businesses present were: Al’s Studio, Central Farmer’s Coop.,
City Economic Development Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Marion School,
Priority Real Estate, Rapp Motors, SEFP, Southeastern Electric, Tieszen
Chiropractic Clinic and Tieszen Memorial Home.
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by Glen Rapp, seconded by Dan Buse to approve the
minutes and the financial report as presented.
A reminder was given for the organization’s annual dues.
was reported the promotional drawing for February will be for $25 Marion
Bucks, as donated by the organization.
recap was provided for the Community Christmas Celebration held on
A total of 36 businesses, service organizations and individuals
donated prizes, with 66 adult and 15 youth prizes given out.
Santa Claus gifted 130 children with presents and 88 Santa pictures
Twenty-two vendors participated in the event.
Approximately 350 individuals were served the free lunch.
Information on event expenses and revenues was provided.
Appreciation was expressed to all who helped with the event.
was made by Dick Luke, seconded by Dr. Dean Tieszen to host the Free Bingo
event during this year’s Summer Celebration.
discussion was held on a community promotion matter.
Chairman Matt Donlan provided information on the plans for an
appreciation banquet to be held, with it advised the event would be a
joint project between the organization and the Marion Development
A variety of ideas and aspects were discussed, with the group
expressing support for the event.
Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly
Information was provided on year-end stats, as well as current
A reminder was given for the upcoming 20 Year Celebration, as well
as the Regional Career Fair.
Minster, Marion MS/HS Principal, provided information on various school
Minster reported on upcoming Help Day activities, State testing and
attendance at basketball games.
It was advised planning/scheduling for the next school year has
was given on the Marion Booster Club’s Bingo & Pizza Night to be
held at the school on January 13th.
next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on February 9, 2017 at Katie’s Malt
Shoppe & Restaurant.
meeting of the Marion Development Foundation (MDF) was held at 12:00 p.m.
on Friday, January 13, 2017 in the City Meeting Room.
Members present were Kevin Wieman, Dustin Sulzle, Scott Laible,
Cherrie Engbrecht, Doyle Becker and City EDC Kari Muller.
September 12, 2016 meeting minutes were distributed and reviewed.
Motion was made by Becker, seconded by Engbrecht to approve the
minutes as presented.
A treasurer’s report was provided by Engbrecht.
Motion was made by Laible, seconded by Becker to approve the
treasurer’s report as presented.
was held on a community promotion matter.
Wieman provided information on the plans for an appreciation
banquet to be held, with it advised the event would be a joint project
between the MDF and the Marion Business and Professional Organization.
A variety of ideas and aspects were discussed, including venue,
awards presentation, format and timeframe.
Wieman advised he will follow-up on the matter.
was held on a possible land acquisition opportunity.
Various aspects were addressed, including cost-share,
infrastructure development and other related matters.
The decision was made to pursue the opportunity.
was distributed by Muller from a meeting she attended in November
regarding a proposed Turner County Ag Development Park.
A reminder was given for the MDF’s annual meeting to be held on
at 7:30 p.m.
meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.
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