November 2015 Newsletter
"When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude."
Gilbert K. Chesterton
meeting of the Marion Development Foundation (MDF) was held at 12:00 p.m. on
Friday, November 6th, in the City Meeting Room.
Members present were Kevin Wieman, Dustin Sulzle, Cherrie Engbrecht,
Doyle Becker and City EDC Kari Muller.
Absent: Scott Laible.
August 26th, 2015 meeting minutes were distributed and reviewed.
Motion was made by Becker, seconded by Engbrecht to approve the minutes
A treasurer’s report was provided by Engbrecht.
Motion was made by Sulzle, seconded by Becker to approve the
treasurer’s report as presented.
discussion was held on the lot located at 317 N. Broadway Avenue that was deeded
to the City of Marion by the MDF.
It was advised the south six feet of the property has been deeded back to
the MDF as required.
Motion was made by Becker, seconded by Engbrecht to gift the south six
feet of the property to Bud’s Tavern, Inc.
was held on a proposed land acquisition matter, with various aspects addressed.
mobile home matter was addressed.
Motion was made by Becker, seconded by Sulzle to extend a purchase offer
of no more than $1500.00 for the structure located at 103 E. Washington Avenue,
with the structure to be torn down and removed.
Discussion was held on an additional mobile home matter, with the
decision made to direct correspondence to the structure owner.
meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m.
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 November, 2015. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh
Luke, at 7:00 pm.
Dan Buse, Josh
Luke, Jared Schmidt and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Michelle Larson, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
Karri Wieman, Sharlene Orcutt, Wendy Claussen, Alycia Kayser, and Janna
15/16-41: Agenda – On
motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the agenda. All members voted in
favor; motion carried.
15/16-42: Minutes – On
motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the previous month’s minutes and
to acknowledge receipt of the Cornbelt Educational Coop minutes. All members
voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-43: Financial Reports – On
motion by Schmidt, second by Buse to approve the financial reports of the
District as shown in Table 1 (to be published in paper). All
members voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-44: Bills for Consideration – On
by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the following claims against the District
for the month of November, and then to approve checks to be issued in their
payment. All members voted in favor; motion carried. (Bills to be published in
Kayser shared that she was at the Board meeting for a college class assignment.
were no Teacher Reports.
were no School Board Reports.
Thompson gave the Business Manager report. He gave information on the upcoming
financial audit, and boiler/ HVAC updates.
Larson gave the Principal report. She informed the Board on “Challenge Day,”
Math Counts, Growth Mindset curriculum for the middle school, teacher
observations, instructional leadership training, the middle school play, and
Colberg gave the Superintendent report. He shared information on the Blue Ribbon
Task Force, student incentives for positive behaviors, an exercise club, and
Board discussed the recent coop committee talks with Parker. The committee from
Parker wanted to determine if consolidation would make financial sense for the
two districts. Information shared with the Board included financial data, class
sizes, and number of certified teachers. A four-day school week was also
15/16-45: Amend Policy IGCB
– On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to amend Policy IGCB (Distance
Learning) as presented to the Board. A copy of the policy can be found on the
Marion School website or in the Business Office. All members voted in favor;
Marion School Board of Education recognized the first reading of Policy IHCDA
(Concurrent/ Dual Enrollment).
15/16-46: Accept Resignation
– On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to accept the resignation of Ken Dalke
as Bus Driver as of November 30 due to health reasons, and to thank him for his
years of service. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-47: Adjourn – On
motion by Schmidt, second by Buse to adjourn the school board meeting at 8:05
pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, November 12,
2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 12 members in
Businesses present were: Central Farmers Coop., City Economic Development
Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Getskow Pharmacy, Hometown Insurance, Luke
Heating/Cooling/Plumbing, Marion School, Rapp Motors, SEFP, Tieszen Chiropractic
Clinic and Tieszen Memorial Home.
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by David Colberg, seconded by Dan Buse to approve the
minutes and financial report as presented.
2015 Community Christmas Celebration was discussed.
The event will be held on Saturday, December 12th at the
Information was provided on various matters, including advertising,
prizes, work schedule, inflatables and vendors.
A change to the menu was reported, as it was advised the Tieszen Memorial
Home will be donating pork loin for the event.
Members of the Marion Fire Department will be preparing the pork loin.
The free lunch will include soup and pork loin sandwiches (instead of hot
Discussion was held on a suggestion received regarding how presents are
distributed at the celebration.
A variety of aspects were addressed, with it advised the matter will be
re-addressed at the December 10th meeting.
Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly report. Client
statistics presented included current active clients, new business presentations
and business plans.
Additional information was provided on types of businesses utilizing SEFP
Schulte advised of plans to add financial coaching and credit management
to the services provided by SEFP.
Colberg, Marion School Superintendent, provided information on various school
Colberg advised of new programs introduced at school, including CYDR
(Caught You Doing Right), Math Counts, and a walking rewards program.
Additional information was provided on winter sports programs.
EDC Kari Muller provided an update for the Marion Development Foundation.
Information covered included a property acquisition pursuit, building
matter and mobile home matter.
next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on December 10, 2015 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe
year’s Community Christmas Celebration is fast approaching!
The festive, fun-filled event will be held on Saturday,
at the Marion School.
All events will be located in the new
with the exception of the inflatables, which will be located in the
free soup and pork loin sandwich lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30
p.m. in the old gym. Featured
on the stage will be
entertaining the crowd with holiday musical selections.
Treating the crowd to a performance for the second year will be the Marion Gems
(youth dance & cheer team). Santa
Claus will be helping us celebrate as well.
In addition to gifting the children with presents, Santa will
be ready and waiting to take pictures with the kids.
Santa pictures will be offered for $1.00 each, with Al’s
Studio taking the pictures.
for prizes donated by our local businesses
will begin at 1:00 p.m. Drawings
will be held for both adults & youth.
up will be at the door the day of the event and you must be present
to claim your prize (limit of one prize per person).
Over eighty prizes were given away last year!
A complete listing of prizes to be drawn for will be in the
Vendor booths will also be featured at the celebration. The variety of vendors not only showcases local talent, but also offers up an array of items to help you with your Christmas shopping. Vendors include Norwex, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, UsBorne Books, Tupperware, Origami Owl, Johnke Farm Soy Candles, Tastefully Simple, Jamberry, Organo Gold Coffee, Cimple Kreations, Personalized Christmas Ornaments, Wooden signs, in addition to crafts, jewelry, jams and jellies.
in the old
be the inflatables. These
ever-popular items offer up
a bouncing load of FUN for kids of all ages!
welcome all to Marion’s Community Christmas Celebration on
Saturday, December 12th.
Hope to see you there!!
celebration will be held on the scheduled date regardless of the
Elementary Winter Concert
MS/HS Winter Concert
Business & Professional Organization Meeting
|COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION|
|School Board Meeting||
FIRST DAY OF WINTER
|CHRISTMAS DAY - City Office Closed|
|NEW YEAR'S EVE|
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