Glen A. Jorgensen

Glen A. Jorgensen, age 83, of Paullina passed away on Sunday April 8, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa,

Services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina.  Rev. Daniel Wagner will officiate with burial in the Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina

Visitation will be after 3 P.M. Wednesday April 11, 2012 with the family present from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

Glen Alfred Jorgensen, the son of Louis and Annie (Nielsen) Jorgensen was born August 26, 1928 on the family farm near Marcus, Iowa. He received his education at Marcus schools and graduated from Marcus High School in 1946. On July 15, 1950, he was united in marriage to Helen Mertens at her parent’s home near Germantown, Iowa. After their marriage Glen farmed in the Germantown area and had a heating and plumbing business. In the 1960’s the couple moved to a farm near Paullina farming until 1982 when they moved to a farm near Cleghorn, Iowa. The couple retired from farming in 1992 and moved into Paullina for their retirement years. He passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center reaching the age of 83 years, 7 months and 12 days.

He was baptized on September 25, 1928 and later confirmed on August 30, 1942 and was currently a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. He had been a member of the Germantown Fire Department and had served his church as a trustee. He enjoyed playing cards and woodworking. His family was especially important to him.

Glen leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Helen of Paullina; children, Cindy and her husband, Barry Whitehill of Grundy Center, IA; Linda and her husband, Rich Ratka of Hutchinson, MN; Jerry and his wife, Dawn Jorgensen of Orange City, IA; Craig and his wife, Amy Jorgensen of Jackson, MN; daughter-in-law, Deb Jorgensen of Cherokee, IA; 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; a brother, David and his wife, Jeannette Jorgensen of Lakefield, MN; a sister and her husband, Elna and Ron Mortensen of Ft. Myers, FL; sisters-in-law, Betty Wilcoxon of Spencer, IA; Marlene Mertens of Sioux City, IA; Evelyn Selzer of Portland, OR; Ruth Mertens of Milwaukie, OR; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Klatt of Linn Grove, IA also other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry on May 12, 2010 and his parents.

Kleinhesselink Leads Northwestern To Dramatic Sweep

Northwestern swept USF in a non-conference softball doubleheader played in Orange City Friday afternoon. It turned out to be a huge day for Jillian Kleinhesselink.

Northwestern won both games in extra innings 4-2 in dramatic fashion. In the opener Kleinhesselink hit a walk-off two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

In the nightcap Jillian seized the moment again as she hit a walk-off three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 10th.

The Northwestern softball team has the rest of the weekend off.

The Dordt Defender softball team has the weekend off as well.


Erna Winter

Erna Winter, age 95, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Jasper, MN, died Friday at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, MN.

Funeral service is Monday, April 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jasper.

Burial is in East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon, IA, Monday at 4:15 PM. Visitation is Sunday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Hartquist Funeral Home, Foster Chapel in Jasper, MN.

Erna Maurine Winter was born to Ernest G. and Elizabeth M. (Halterman) Corbett on July 9, 1916 at Sheldon, Iowa where she was raised and received her education. After her graduation from Sheldon High School in 1934, she became employed as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company Sheldon. On October 8, 1938, she was united in marriage to Wilson R. Winter at Lake Andes, South Dakota. Following their marriage, they lived and farmed in the Sheldon area, and Erna continued to work for the telephone company for another year. In March, 1959, they moved to a farm near Jasper, Minnesota where they lived, farmed, and continued to raise their children. In 1972, when they semi-retired from farming, they began spending their winters in Harlingen, Texas and their summers on East Lake Okoboji, Iowa. In the fall of 1992, they moved to Pipestone, Minnesota and lived there until the fall of 1996 when they moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Wilson preceded Erna in death on April 25, 1997. After his death, Erna continued to live in Sioux Falls. On December 28, 2010, she became a resident of the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Minnesota where she died on Friday, April 6, 2012 at the age of 95 years, eight months and 27 days.

Erna was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. When she was younger, she taught Sunday School and served on various church committees. She enjoyed knitting and made many sweaters, scarves, Baptismal blankets and afghans for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing bridge, golfing and dancing.

She is lovingly remembered by her three children, Sheryl Baerenwald and her husband Loren of Jasper, Minnesota, Gary Winter and his wife Judy of Apex, North Carolina, and Maurine Bisson and her husband Peter of Garretson, South Dakota; ten grandchildren, Lisa Houg, Kara Duncan, Joel Baerenwald, Beth Ramm, Doug Winter, Debi Buchanan, Stephanie Winter, Joshua Winter, Chad Bisson and Sara Taubert; and 18 great-grandchildren, Allison Houg, Ryan Houg, Adam Houg, Lauren Houg, Kirsten Houg, Samantha Duncan, Mitchell Duncan, Brett Baerenwald, Rose Baerenwald, Joshua Baerenwald, Logan Ramm, Elizabeth Ramm, Margo Buchanan, Sylvia Buchanan, Wilson Buchanan, Braylon Bisson, Kaela Taubert and Emma Taubert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson; her son, Steven; her parents; one brother, Elwyn, who died as an infant; and three sisters, Deloris and Maxine, who died as infants, and Helen Corbett. 

O’Brien County Board of Supervisors Agenda

O’Brien County Board of Supervisors Agenda

Date of Meeting April 10, 2012

Agenda           9:00 a.m.  Sauer Confinement Expansion Hearing

                       9:30 a.m. County Engineer– Driveway Policy

                     10:00 a.m.  28E Agreement with Sioux Countyf or Engineering Services

                     10:15 a.m.   Quarterly Reports

                     10:30 a.m.

                      11:00 a.m.


Date of Meeting April 17, 2012

Agenda           9:00 a.m.

                       9:30 a.m. County Engineer

                     10:00 a.m.

                     10:30 a.m.

                      11:00 a.m.

Date of Meeting April 24, 2012

Agenda           9:00 a.m.

                       9:30 a.m.  Road Closing Hearing

                     10:00 a.m.  Bridge Project Bid Letting

                     10:30 a.m.

                      11:00 a.m.

Sibley Council Agenda


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Sibley will meet in regular session on April 9, 2012 at 5:00 o’clock PM in the Council Chambers, City Hall.


1.    Call to Order, Roll Call

2.    Approve Agenda

3.    Consent Agenda

– Approve Minutes from Previous Meetings

– Approve Bills and Bills Paid in Vacation

– Appoint Board of Adjustment Member

– Approve Sibley Municipal Golf Course Class C Liquor License               w/Outdoors Service and Sunday Sales

4.    Osceola County Economic Development Commission Update

5.    Swimming Pool

6.    Western Area Power Administration Reserve Contract

7.    2012 Seasonal Employee Pay Rates

8.    Economic Development Package

9.    Council Concerns/Committee Updates

10.  Administrators Report

MOC-FV Board Meeting April 9th

Regular Meeting – 5:00

1)      Call to Order

2)      Approve or Amend the Agenda

a)       Additional Agenda Items

b)       Request to Speak to items

3)      Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Certified Budget

4)      Approve Certified Budget and Taxes for 2012-2013

5)      Recognition of citizen comments, or, requests to speak to items

a)       Correspondence

b)       Student/Staff Recognition

6)      Old Business.

a)       Approve Revisions to Board Policies 403.1-801.7

7)      Consent Agenda

a)       Approve March 12th Minutes

b)       Approve March Bills

c)       Approve  Secretary’s Financial Report

d)       Personnel

e)       Open Enrollment

8)      Reports:

a)       Curriculum Reports

i)        Mrs. Sharon Foughty –K-12 Fine Arts

ii)      Mr. Joel Bundt – K-12 Math

b)       Building Reports

i)        Mr. Adams – High School

ii)      Mr. Landhuis – OCE

c)       OCADC and Preschool – Mr. Richardson

9)      Informational Items.

  1. Legislative Update

10)   New Business

a)       FirstReadingof Revisions to Board Policies 801.8-801.11R

b)       Discuss / Approve PPEL Budget for 2012-2013

c)       Approve Operational Functions Sharing Agreement with West Sioux – Business Manager

11)   Adjourn

12)   Next Regular Meeting:  Monday, May 14th, 2012  – Superintendent’s Office –5:00