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Vednesday December 4 2013 Linda Kay (Tverberg) Alexander, 58, of Bagley, died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Sanford Bagley Medical Center. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Bagley, with Rev. Tricia Mattson officiating. Visitation will be held one Linda Kay Alexander hour prior to the service, also at the church. Interment will be at Clearwater Lutheran Cemetery in Shevlin. Linda was born onAugust 2, 1955 to Mary Lou (Tverberg) Martine and Elmer Johnson. Linda was a life-long resident of Bagley. She went to school in Bagley and made life-long friends with Marlyce Halvorson and Gail Garland. She worked at the Mileage Caf6 west of Bagley for years as a waitress and cook. She also cleaned houses and other jobs. In her free time she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, music, going to the casino and playing with her cat "Winner." Linda is survived by her sons, Aaron and Brandon Al- exander of Bagley; step-chil- dren, Brenda, Shelly (Marty) and Matthew (Deona); nu- merous grandchildren; broth- ers Danny Martine of Clear- brook and David Martine of Bagley; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton (Bud) Alexander; stepson Dennis; brother Jesse Martine; mother, father, grandparents, step-grandfather, aunts and uncles. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome, com Allen Jensen in the Navy where he served as an aircraft mechanic in the Asiatic Pacific during WWlI. Aftor his military service, he graduated from Moorhead wide competition. AI loved the game of golf and every summer competed in many tournaments, both locally and throughout the hold the land title for the BES new classroom addition. The COPs ($1,825,000) are being sold to build the new classrooms, maintain them, pay back the money, and fully insure the structure. The US Bank will give the School District back the land title when the debt is paid off in about the year 2040. One set of documents relates to General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds, Series 2013A in the amount of $6,375,000. The sale of these bonds will be used to update the BES Indoor Air Quality system. This will be utilizing the Health and Safety Levy." After discussion, the board passed the required resolutions. All of this information and the details will be presented to the public at a special meeting to be announced. (The documents are too long to be reported in this news article.) Supt. Cairns reported that the roof on the high school has some trouble spots and needs repairs of approximately $8,790. Chairman Dr. Paula Davis asked for clarification and the board approved the repairs. The next meeting of the Bagley School Board was scheduled for Monday, Dec. 2. Allen Jensen died peacefully Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Sun City West, Adz., with his wife, Virginia, ever at his side. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A graveside service and burial will be held on Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. AI was born in Mahnomen to Nettie and Statius Jensen on Nov. 19, 1925. After graduating from Mahnomen High School in 1943, he spent three and a half years State College with a B.S. degree in physical education. Later, he received a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota. After teaching and coaching for three years at Kensington High School and two years at Osakis High School, AI settled in Bagley with his wife, Virginia, where he taught and coached at Bagley High School for 27 years. AI was honored for 25 years of outstanding coaching on March 20, 1976 by the Minneapolis Tribune at a banquet at St. Paul Civic Center. Only 40 other coaches in the state had earned this honor at that time. He retired from teaching in 1982, but continued as golf coach, proudly leading several of his golfers to state- state, and then moved to Arizona in 1994 where he lAD $1'Actl enjoyed playing the year round. An avid outdoorsman, he ". also loved fishing at Lake of the Woods. Inspired by music, he enjoyed singing in the church choir every Sunday and participated in the local community theater, landing the role of Arvide Abernathy in "Guys and Dolls." A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather, A1 is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia; two daughters, Debra Jensen, Pleasanton, Calif. and Lynn Fernandez, Concord, Calif.; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. YOUR WEEKLY WEATHER & MARKET REPORT DNR appoints Blane Klemek as assistant regional wildlife manager at the Northwest Region Headquarters in Bemidji DNR, he worked at the Audubon Center of the Red River Valley owned by the Audubon Society and located east of Warren, MN, and served on the Agassiz Valley Project Team for the Middle River Watershed District. Klemek has a Master's degree in wildlife and a Bachelor's degree in fisheries and wildlife biology from the University of North Dakota and an associate's degree in arts from Bemidji State University. He grew up on a dairy farm in Otter Tail County. "I look forward to serving Vlinnesotans in my new role vith DNR Section of Wildlife - working together to conserve md manage the state's natural :esources," said Klemek. Klemek is no stranger to the Bemidji area. In 2002, he began his career with the DNR Section of Wildlife as the northwest region private lands specialist stationed at the DNR headquarters in Bemidji. In 2005, he became the assistant area wildlife supervisor at the Bemidji area wildlife office. He left the area in 2011 for Detroit Lakes to take the area wildlife supervisor position before returning to Bemidji in his new position at DNR northwest region headquarters. "We're excited to have Blane join us once again in Bemidji," said John Williams, DNR Northwest Region wildlife manager. "He will be a welcome addition to the headquarters wildlife staff." Prior to his career with the Blane Klemek was appointed as DNR assistant regional wildlife manager recently in Bemidji. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced the appointment of Blane Klemek as northwest region assistant wildlife manager on Nov. 20. Bagley School Board hears report from Johnson Controls on 2014 school building project and 2012-13 Audit report school prior to the holidays. Their advisor is Heather Keough. After a brief discussion, the board approved their request. Chairman Dr. Paula Davis reported to the board that Jake Skansberg had been named McDonald's Student Athlete- Fine Arts person of the week. Jake is a senior at BHS who was chosen to be included on the Northstar All-Conference football team and was voted as Bagley's MVP in football. Jake will receive a certificate and free extra-value meal from McDonald's. Supt. Cairns reported to the board that documents relating to the Certificates of Participation, the groundLease and Easement Agreement, the Lease Purchase Agreement, and the Trust Agreement, are to be read. These documems are a set of agreements between the Bagley School District and the US Bank National Association. According to Supt. Cairns, "Basically, the US Bank agrees to hold the money from the sale of the Certificates of Participation (COPs), Series 2013B and to By Darlene Sawyer The 2014 School Building Project as reported by Johnson Controls dominated the Bagley School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 18. The project manager from Johnson Controls reported that it is still a 'work in progress' and timelines are not quite finalized, nor are details done yet. Their presentation about the (A) track and field events addition and (B) the preliminary addition to the elementary next to the existing elementary gymnasium drew a large group of teachers and other interested patrons. Johnson Controls gave each interested person a copy of the proposed two additions. Johnson Controls will be back after the first of the year to update everyone on their progress. Miller McDonald gave their 2012-2013 audit report. The auditor explained, "This school had a good year. Expenditures were under budget by $200,000 and the fund balance is good. Everything is in compliance; however, the senior class should tell what it wants done with their leftover monies. This District has $15 million in assets and $3 million in liabilities for a total net of $11 million in total net worth. The General Fund shows consistency at $10 million." The board accepted the audit report. Prior to the regular meeting, a closed meeting was held to make a Student Expulsion board resolution, which was passed. Supt. Cairns reported that the annual Veterans Day program had been very well attended. He congratulated the Student Council on their fine program. He also thanked the second grade students and their teachers on their field trip over to Sanford Hospital in Bemidji for Teddy Bear Hospital. He replayed the Channel 9 coverage of the event. The newly-formed Interact Club of BHS requested their need for a fundraiser and presented their ideas to the board for approval. They want to sponsor a "Giving Tree" at the high FOR RENT o i i l JUST CALL: (218) 694-6265 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, BalleT, Minnesota - Pae 2 The family of Robert 'Bob' Miller would like to express our appreciation to ALL family, friends and neighbors who sent cards of sympathy, memorials and flowers; gave support and hugs, brought food m the house and all who put together, served and cleaned up the lunch at the American Legion. Thank you to Cease Family Funeral Home for your kindness and expertise, Father Chuck Huck for amazing services at the wake and funeral. Kim, Jane and Penni for your special music, all the casket bearrers, active and honorary and the Clearwater County Sheriff's Department and Clearbrook Volunteers. Rest in Peace Bob, o4 in The Midde of Nowhere # Holiday Deadlines Because Christmas and New Year's Day fall on Wednesdays this year and will require printing at earlier than usual times, the Farmers Independent and Clearwater Shopper must impose early deadlines for those issues. The Farmers Independent of the holiday weeks will be in your local mailbox on Tuesdays, Dec. 24 and 31. The Shopper will be delivered as usual. For the Dee. 25 Farmers Independent, the deadline will be 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. For the Jan. 1 Farmers Independent, the deadline will be 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. The Clearwater Shopper of Dee. 30 will have a deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. The Clearwater Shopper of Jan. 6 will have a deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. We appreciate you planning ahead.* Farmers Independent & Clearwater Shopper 'flfrCl .......................... LAST WiiK'S WEATHER READINGS Readings are taken at about 8 a.m. 1 miles South of Bagley, using a Hi-Low thermometer. Date Lo Hi Precip. Nov. 22 3 18 Trace Nov. 23 -7 NA --- Nov. 24 11 36 --- Nov. 25 29 33 1-1/2" Nov. 26 8 17 --- Nov. 27 -5 14 1" Nov. 28 11 18 --- Grain Markets Bagley Co-op Elevator As of Tuesday morning Oats .................................. $3.20 Barley ............................... $4.00 Corn ................................. $5.60 Cattle Market Feeder Cattle Weight [ Beef Steers 300-500 I $1.80-2.23 500-700 $1 55-1 91 700-900 $1.40-1.70 900-1100 $1.30-1.60 Weight I Beef Heifers 300-500 I 1.60-1.90 500-700 I $1.40-1.80 700-900 [ 91.25-1.55 900-1100 I' $1.20-1.50 Weight I Beef Holsteins 300-500 $1.00-1.30 500-700 91.00-1.30 700-900 $1 00-1 22 900-1100 $ .95-1.20 Fat Cattle Sel. & Choice Steers $1.18-1.30 Sel. & Choice Heifers $1.16-1.27 Holsteins $1.00-1.18 Slaughter Cows Top $.80-.93 Good L70-.80 Low Yielding $.69 & Down Slaughter Bulls Top [ $ .88-1.00 Good I $ 80- .88 Low Yielding $.79 &Down Prices from latest sales at: Bagley Livestock Exchange, 10/31/13, Winger Livestock Exchange, 11/2/13, and Fergus Falls Livestock Exchange, 10/29/13 Today's Weather 3/-10 Snow show, Highs in le ixw six.- gix d] and ixws -8 to -12F. 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