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January 11, 2019

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former Commissioner Tom Landwehr. "From what we understand, she follows the rules pretty well," Berg said. "We have a fighting change, even a little better." Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., was named by Berg as an ally. Berg cited Peterson saying Minnesota would not pay any more mon- ey for the diversion project. The Upstream Coalition has also been strong allies, Berg continued. He thanked them and the people attending their fundraisers for long-term financial support. Berg also called for citizens advocating for a forensic audit concerning the city of Fargo and the Diversion Authority. "If you know anybody in the state, please get a hold of them," he added. "Find out where all this money is going to." The full list of conditions is found within the DNR permit. It's available at: • mndnr.gov/fmproject • https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/sur- facewater_section/damsafety/fm-flood-risk. html In other news, the commissioners voted 4-0 to accept all bids to handle Richland County's grav- el crushing. The bids were for crushing a total of 125 thousand tons for maintenance and con- struction purposes. They are as follows: • Central Specialties Inc., Alexandria, Minne- sota, $1.79 per ton • Fisher Sand and Gravel, Dickinson, North Dakota, $3.68 per ton • James Valley Sand and Gravel, LaMoure, North Dakota, $1.80 per ton • Krause Brothers Construction, Wahpeton, $1.218 per ton • Mark Sand and Gravel, Fergus Falls, Minne- sota, $1.64 per ton The Richland County Highway Department will review the bids and present a recommen- dation to the commissioners. Bids were also accepted for a motor grader. Richland County would enter a five-year lease for the motor grader. The bids are as follows: • Butler Machinery, Fargo, an annual lease payment of $49,017.96 • RDO Equipment, Moorhead, Minnesota, an annual lease payment of $37,824.88 The highway department will also review the bids and make a recommendation. Earlier in the meeting, the commissioners voted 4-0 to permit the city of Lidgerwood, North Dakota, purchasing five foreclosed prop- erties for $1 each. Commissioners are optimis- tic the properties will be rehabilitated and re- turn to the county tax roll. Finally, the commissioners voted 4-0 to ap- prove the hiring of Michelle Eberhardt as pub- lic health administrator. Eberhardt will suc- ceed Deb Flack, whose last day with Richland County is Friday, Feb. 8. Commissioner Nathan Berseth was absent from the meeting. The next commissioners meeting is sched- uled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Richland County Courthouse. 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Breckenridge • 218-643-8721 Wahpeton • 701-642-6403 Bremer.com Brian Johnson Financial Advisor 641-2045 bkjohnson@bremer.com 118210 Thank you for your patronage in 2018. We look forward to working with you in 2019! www.myeliteair.com 501 6th St South Wahpeton, ND 701-591-1400 118922 Ione Mae Vosberg, 92, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, formerly of Wyndmere, North Da- kota, passed away Mon- day, Jan. 7, 2019 at CHI St. Francis Healthcare Center, under the lov- ing care of the St. Fran- cis Staff, CHI Health at Home Hospice and her family. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service at Vertin-Munson Fu- neral Home, Wahpeton, North Dakota. Visita- tion will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, followed by the 10:30 a.m. funeral service at Peace Lu- theran Church, Barney, North Dakota, with Rev. Sean Daenzer officiat- ing. Burial will be at Elk Creek Cemetery, Wynd- mere. Ione Mae (Miller) Vos- berg was born June 20, 1926 on the family farm in Summit Township, rural Fairmount, North Dakota, to Harris C. and Inez Mae (Burvee) Mill- er, the oldest of eight children. Ione grew up on the farm and received her formal education in Fairmount. Ione at- tended Mayville State Teachers College and taught school at Danton No. 2, rural Wyndmere. It was at that time she met Earl "Bud" Vosberg and they were united in marriage on Jan. 25, 1946, at St. John's Lu- theran Church, Tyler, North Dakota. They ac- tively farmed in Danton Township until retire- ment in 1982, at which time they moved into Wyndmere. Ione and Bud enjoyed traveling and spent several win- ters in Mesa, Arizona where they enjoyed square and round danc- ing and playing cards with their friends. Ione was a mem- ber of Peace Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school, and weekday school. Ione was a member of the LWML, serving as the district and state historian for several years. She was also a member of the Danton Homemakers Club. Ione moved to CHI St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge in Oc- tober 2010. Ione is survived by her two sons, Vance (Geor- gia) Vosberg, Wynd- mere and Traill (Dawn) Vosberg, Fergus Falls, Minnesota; her three daughters, Vernette (Maurice) Houck, Cov- ington, Louisiana, Verdelle (Michael) Sti- nar, Richville, Minne- sota, and Gail Gerrich, Fargo, North Dakota; 15 grandchildren; 25 g r e a t - g r a n d c h i l d r e n ; five great-great-grand- children; her brother, Miles (Jeanne) Miller, Burnsville, Minnesota, two sisters, Maurene Bock, Fargo, Vesta Ol- derness, Oakes, North Dakota; brother-in-law, Lyle Dethlefson; sister- in-law, Dorothy Miller; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud; parents, Harris and Inez Miller; son, Gordon Vosberg; broth- er, Eugene Miller, twin brothers, Gordon and Gregory Miller; and her sister, Vera Dethlefson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. Ione Vosberg, 92 Obituaries Madonna Syvertsen, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 surrounded by family. She was 89 years old. Visitation will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 followed by the funeral mass at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton, North Dakota. Madonna Leona Meyer was born July 5, 1929 to Gertrude (Berg) and Jacob Meyer. She was raised along with nine brothers and a sister on a farm near Great Bend, North Dakota, later mov- ing with her family to Dwight Township. In 1947, she married the first love of her life, Lloyd Schmidt. Together, they raised three children un- til Lloyd's passing at the age of 45. Being a widow at a young age and with only an eighth grade educa- tion, Madonna obtained her GED and put herself through business school, eventually opening Ma- donna's Beauty Salon, which she ran success- fully for many years. On Sept. 5, 1973, Madon- na married the second love of her life, Clayton Syvertsen. They made their home in Galchutt, North Dakota. Madonna was an avid gardener and sewer, but her ultimate joy and pas- sion was spending time with her grandchildren, especially on warm sum- mer days at her lake cab- in on Otter Tail Lake. Madonna was known to have a "never give up" attitude and will always be remembered for her strength. She was one of a kind, who is loved and will truly be missed. Madonna is survived by two daughters, Vir- ginia Deitz, Fargo, North Dakota, and Lois (Mark) Bladow, Wahpeton; eight grandchildren, Jon (Stephanie) Deitz, Fargo, Michelle (Kevin) Lund, St. Peter, Minnesota, Pau- la (Adam) Adams, Fargo, Jennifer McKinnon, Far- go, Joshua Deitz, Fargo, Sonya (Kyle) Bladow-Kis- er, Scottsdale, Arizona, Zachariah (Shannon) Deitz, West Fargo, North Dakota, and Steven (Kris- tin) Bladow, Minneapolis, Minnesota; several great- grandchildren; in-laws; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lloyd and Clayton; her son, Robert Schmidt; son- in-law, Frank Deitz; her parents; nine brothers, Elias, Clarence, Fred, Leo, Ignatius, Adrian, Phillip, Allen and Norbert; and three sisters, Evelyn, Ber- nice and an infant sister. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin- Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. Madonna Syvertsen, 89 at the State Capitol. He will have conversations about creating an environment that fosters new business creation and causes entrepreneurship to thrive as part of Emerging Prairie. During the meeting, the Port Authority elected its officers. Reelected were officers President Tony Casper, Vice President Scott Nicholson, Treasurer Renae Smith, and Secretary Liane Mauch. Mauch reported that someone had contacted the city with an interest in purchasing a large building for an entertainment business in Breck- enridge. Neppl reported that he has already also talked with this person. Nicholson presented the proposed 2019 goals per their committee recommendation. The goals are set in the three categories of housing, devel- opment, and outreach-marketing-social media. After discussion, Nicholson will take the chang- es, make the revisions and bring back to the next meeting for final approval. A discussion was held on the future of the build- ing that Thrifty White is currently housed in on Fifth Street North after they move into their new building along Minnesota Avenue. It appears, that for the immediate future, it will remain an open storefront. The next meeting of the Breckenridge Port Au- thority will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at City Hall in Breckenridge, Minnesota. FROM PAGE A1 PLAN B Unanimous votes on gravel, foreclosed property sales FROM PAGE A1 SVEDA Officers elected in first Port Authority meeting of year Here are the card winners from Wahpeton Senior Center: • Jan 8, Pinochle Winners: First - Dave Bey- er, second - Dennis Beyer, third - Ella Watson, fourth - Bob Oscorson • Jan 3, Whist Winners: First - Audrey Boll, second - Marlys Wefel, third - Alice Ellsworth, fourth - Chuck Reiff/Ella Watson • Jan 10, Whist Winners: First - Audry Boll, second - Maynard Thomson, third - Rose Samuelson/Dorothy Piechouski, fourth - Celia Dierks Senior Card Winners Here are the senior menus for Jan. 14-18 • Abercrombie- Monday, baked cod, alfredo sauce, parslied potato, California veggies, mandarin oranges, zucchini bread, milk. Tuesday, country fried steak, mashed potato/gravy, corn, plums, bread-1, milk. Wednesday, spaghetti/meat sauce, French green beans, cherry Jello/peaches and topping, garlic bread, milk. • Fairmount - Starting in June, Southeast Senior Services no longer provides hot congregate or home-delivered meals out of the Fairmount Senior Center. Southeast Senior Services will, how- ever, provide frozen meals to the meal participants of Fairmount from the Wahpeton Senior Center. People can call Shelley or Amy for more information at 701-642-3033. • Hankinson- Tuesday, baked cod, alfredo sauce, parslied po- tato, California veggies, mandarin oranges, zucchini bread, milk. Wednesday, country fried steak, mashed potato/gravy, corn, plums, bread-1, milk. Friday, sloppy joe on a bun, scalloped potato, creamy cole slaw, diced pears, bread-0, milk. • Lidgerwood- Monday, country fried steak, mashed potato/ gravy, corn, plums, bread-1, milk. Tuesday, pork chops/stuffing, mashed potato/gravy, key Biscayne veggies, apple pie/topping, bread-0, milk. Thursday, spaghetti/meat sauce, French cut green beans, peach jello/peaches and whipped topping, garlic bread, milk. • Wyndmere- Monday, baked cod, alfredo sauce, parslied po- tato, California veggies, mandarin oranges, zucchini bread, milk. Tuesday, country fried steak, mashed potato/gravy, corn, plums, bread-1, milk. Thursday, sloppy joe on a bun, scalloped potato, creamy cole slaw, diced pears, bread-0, milk. • Wahpeton- Monday, baked cod, alfredo sauce, mashed potato, crinkle cut carrots, peach sauce, bread-1, milk. Tuesday country fried steak, mashed potato/gravy, corn, plums, bread-1, milk. Wednes- day ,pork chops/stuffing, mashed potato/gravy, key Biscayne veg- gies, apple pie/topping, bread-0, milk. Thursday, sloppy joe on a bun, scalloped potato, creamy cole slaw, diced pears, bread-0, milk. Friday, spaghetti/meat sauce, French cut green beans, cherry jello/ peaches and whipped topping, garlic bread, milk. • Breckenridge- Monday, chicken/bun, sloppy joe/bun, baked beans, potato salad, pudding/topping, milk. Tuesday, meatloaf, roast turkey, mashed potato/gravy, baked squash, whipped jell-o, milk. Wednesday, mac n cheese, hamburger stroganoff, California blend, fruited gelatin, milk. Thursday, hamburger/gravy, pork chop, boiled potato/gravy, scalloped corn, fruit crisp, milk. Friday, soup, sandwich, salad, dessert, milk. Want the Daily News Media delivered to you via email? Sign up for our e-edition at WWW.WAHPETONDAILYNEWS.COM/APP/EDITION

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