County will look at Monarch Butterfly preservation options within the county

August 12, 2020

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Jason Overby of Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water presented the annual report to the Lincoln County Board on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The meeting opened with Jason Overby of Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water (LPRW) presenting their annual report. According to Overby, LPRW received a clean audit report for their FY2019. Their total indebtedness decreased in 2019 and they added the community of Edger­ton to their system. Dur­ing 2019, LPRW added 40 new rural customers, three of them from Lin­coln County. The new cus­tomers were categorized in the following way: 27 residential customers, 10 livestock customers and three office buildings….

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Solberg named National Delegate for SD Democratic Party

August 7, 2020

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Tyler High School graduate John Solberg (right) pictured with the late Senator George McGovern in 2010.

John Solberg, a retired Social Studies teacher at Mitchell High School, has been named an alternate pledged delegate for the South Dakota Democratic Party.
Solberg taught at MHS for 37 years and is enjoy­ing his first year of retire­ment. This opportunity is one he says he cherishes. “I’m a life-long Democrat,” he said. “My grandfather was appointed Postmaster of a small North Dakota town during the depres­sion…

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Progress being made on Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park upgrade

July 29, 2020

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Lisa Graphenteen of DSI spoke to the county board about the Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park Legacy Grant.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lincoln County Com­missioners met for their regular meeting on Tues­day, July 21 at the Lincoln County Courthouse meet­ing room. Commissioner Jack Vizecky attended via conference call.
Lisa Graphenteen of DSI Services spoke to the board concerning plans for the Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park upgrades. Graphenteen proposed that the board approve an agreement with WSB & Associates Inc. for Ar­chitectural Engineering Design Services and Op­erational Costs. According to Graphenteen, 20 firms showed interest in the project, with 10 of those firms applying…

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Sealcoating and pavement marking bid approved by commissioners

July 15, 2020

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Vince Robinson of DSI, Inc. was involved with the board’s discussion concerning COVID Relief Fund dollars and how they can be spent.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, July 7 in the courthouse meeting room. Commissioner Jack Vizecky attended via tele­conference.
Following approval of the minutes of the June 16 meeting, the board began discussing the CARES Act. According to discussion, Lincoln County is eligible to receive $740,212 in COVID Relief Fund (CRF) dollars. Vince Robinson of DSI and the board mem­bers discussed ways the money can potentially be spent. Robinson comment­ed that staff time for staff that have shifted duties to COVID-19 support can be counted…

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Council approves rezoning request

July 10, 2020

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Tate Burckhardt appeared at Monday’s council meeting with a rezoning request.

By Mark Wilmes
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Tate Burkhardt, owner of Apollo Water Systems, was on hand at Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Tyler City Council to answer questions on a rezoning request. The property is directly across the alley to the west from Burckhardt’s current business, Apollo Water Systems, where a new storage building would be constructed. The house currently on the location would still remain for the immediate future.

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Agreement to share Emergency Manager position with Lyon Co.

June 24, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meet­ing on Tuesday, June 16. All commissioners partici­pated in the meeting, with Jack Vizecki and Corey Sik participating via telecon­ference. Also present were Lincoln County Auditor-Treasurer Deb Vierhuf and Lincoln County Attorney Glen Petersen. All votes were conducted by roll call vote.
Lincoln County Recorder Michelle Facile requested approval to write off sev­eral old invoices. Efforts to collect on the invoices have been ongoing without suc­cess. The board approved writing off the invoices to­taling $470.

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Opening county campgrounds discussed at regular meeting

June 10, 2020

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Lincoln County Campgrounds were approved to open, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, during the June 2 meeting.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 2. Commissioner Corey Sik was absent. Commissioners Joe Drietz and Jack Vizecky attend­ed via teleconference. Commis­sioner Mic VanDeVere led the meeting from the courthouse. All votes were conducted by roll-call vote.
Lincoln County Emergency Manager Amber Scholten spoke to the board concerning a poten­tial contract between Lyon Coun­ty and Lincoln County. According to Scholten, Lyon County would like to share an Emergency Man­agement Director (Scholten) with Lincoln County. They would like to contract for two days a week at an hourly rate. The in­formation was presented to the board and the decision will be made at a future meeting.

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Council hires new city employee

June 3, 2020

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Mayor Joan Jagt

By Mark Wilmes
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At the recommendation of the personnel committee, the Tyler City Council hired a new line­man for the city maintenance crew, beginning June 15. Mayor Joan Jagt announced the hiring at Monday’s regular meeting.
“His name is Taylor Varpness,” Jagt revealed. “He is in charge of the Truman utilities depart­ment. He is a lineman, he has wa­ter training and he has electric training. He does not have gas training. Other than that he has run every kind of equipment. He lives in Garvin and has been driv­ing back and forth to Truman. He will eventually be moving to this area. He would like to be in the country because he likes to work on old cars. He has four kids and is excited about having a new school here.”

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County campgrounds will open to seasonal campers, pending approval by the insurer

May 27, 2020

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, May 19. Commissioner Jack Vizecky, far right, attended via conference call.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meet­ing on Tuesday, May 19. All commissioners attended the meeting; Jack Vizecky attended via teleconfer­ence.
The discussion concern­ing the seasonal campsites in the county campgrounds that took place at the May 5 meeting was continued at this meeting. County Parks Supervisor Daryl Schlap­kohl was informed by Min­nesota County Insurance Trust (MCIT) that the coun­ty must abide by the execu­tive order, which closes all parks until June 1, or it will lose insurance coverage. Schlapkohl had also been told by the DNR that the campgrounds could not be opened…

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Seasonal camping discussed by county board of commissioners

May 13, 2020

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners discussed seasonal camping during last week’s meeting.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5. Commissioner Jack Vizecky participated via conference call and Commissioner Corey Sik was absent.
Lisa Graphenteen of DSI spoke to the board about the service agreement between DSI and Lincoln County for the Hole-in-the-Mountain Regional Park Research and Planning Initiative. Graphenteen requested approval of the agreement that would initiate DSI’s work on the planning and implementation of the projects planned for the Legacy Grant funding…

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