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                                                                     Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan ■            THE REGION                               ■ Tuesday, July 7, 2009
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State Of S.D. Contract Process Revised
                                                                                                                               Troop 133
    PIERRE — Gov. Mike Rounds
says state agencies are well-pre-
                                       services needed by various state
                                       agencies and where more infor-
                                                                                   records is assurance that state
                                                                                   government is doing its job effi-          Monthly Drive
pared for a new law that expands       mation can be obtained on those             ciently and prudently,” Rounds                                                                   HOMES THAT NEED ROOFING
the scope of state government
professional services contracts
                                       requests. Once contracts have
                                       been awarded, a list of all who
                                                                                   said. “After all, state government
                                                                                   is supported by taxpayers, and
                                                                                                                               On July 11                                      A select number of homeowners in Yankton and the
that must be awarded on a com-         submitted proposals will be post-           taxpayers have a right to know                                                                 surrounding areas will be given the opportunity
petitive application basis.                                                                                                      Yankton Boy Scout Troop
                                       ed on the state’s OPEN SD Web               how those funds are used.”                No. 133 will hold its monthly                        to have a lifetime
    The law, which will be enacted     site ( also will iden-              “Media often clamor for more
July 1, requires state agencies to                                                                                           scrap newspaper and alu-                                                              sonable
                                                                                                                                                                                   installed on their home at a reasonable cost.
                                       tify the businesses and individu-           open records, but the truth is
request competitive proposals          als awarded state contracts, and            there are so many records avail-          minum can collection
                                                                                                                             Saturday, July 11. Papers and                    If we can use your home in our campaign to showcase
when awarding or renewing most         the Web site will have links to             able online now that no one real-
contracts for professional services                                                                                          cans will be picked up at the                        the look of our                       , we will
                                       allow the actual contracts to be            istically has the time to wade
exceeding $50,000. Some agencies       viewed by the public.                       through all of them,” the gover-          trailer courts and apartment
already have done so, the gover-           “While the new law simply               nor added.                                complexes in Yankton. Also,                        Should your home and location meet our marketing
nor said.                              requires state agencies to main-                In addition to a wealth of            paper and cans will be picked
    Contracts for other services,                                                                                            up at Riverside Acres.                              needs, you will receive attractive pricing and
                                       tain files in their offices with list-      online information about state
goods and supplies purchased by        ings of businesses submitting               revenues and spending, state gov-             Have newspapers and cans                           have access to our special low interest
state government will continue to      proposals, posting these listings           ernment also allows 97 percent of         secured in sacks or small card-
be subject to a competitive bid-       and successful contracts online             all state agency transactions,            board boxes and ready to be
ding process, Rounds said.                                                                                                   picked up by 9 a.m. Saturday.                  An                                     will provide your home
                                       will make the information more              such as registration of motor
    Under the new law, agencies        readily available to anyone who             vehicles, to be done via the                  Paper and cans may also be                 with unsurpassed
seeking selected professional          wishes to review it,” Rounds said.          Internet. All state forms also can        taken to the Riverview Park
services will first post “requests         OPEN SD, which currently con-           be obtained online for printing.          Reformed Church Parking Lot,
for proposals” on the Web site                                                                                                                                                  INQUIRE TODAY TO SEE IF YOUR HOME QUALIFIES!
                                       tains nearly 280,000 state finan-               OPEN SD also provides volu-           1700 Burleigh, between 9:30-
( of the

                                       cial records, was put online about          minous information about city,            11:30 a.m. Saturday.
state Office of Procurement            10 months ago to provide infor-             county and school governments.                For more information on
Management. Architects, engi-          mation in a real-time, searchable           And the Web site also contains a          the newspaper and aluminum
neers, advertising firms, and          format. Those records continually           link to Recovery SD, which pro-           can collection, call 665-0685.
other businesses — along with          grow and are an addition to the             vides detailed information about          The Boy Scouts cannot handle
the public — may review the pro-       more than 396,500 pages of infor-           receipts and expenditures of the          tin or plastic. These need to be
posals on that site by clicking on     mation available on other state             economic stimulus funds South             placed with the recycling the
the “Solicitation Board” link on
the upper left.
    The site will list the types of
                                       government Web sites.
                                           “I believe the primary public
                                       benefit of easy access to those
                                                                                   Dakota has received through the
                                                                                   American Recovery and
                                                                                   Reinvestment Act.
                                                                                                                             city picks up or taken directly
                                                                                                                             to the landfill for recycling.            NSSE Survey Gauges
                                                                    OBITUARIES                                                                                         Student Engagement
 Ronald Sejnoha
                                                                                                                                                                       On College Campuses
                                          Ronald was                                    ment manager                       Derek (Ka Yang) of St. Paul, MN,
                                       born September                                   for     Sunshine                   and Logan and a great grand-
     Ronald V. Sejnoha, age 67, of     7,    1941,      at                              Foods in Sioux                     daughter, Jozie Tru; Danielle of
 Yankton, passed away from can-        Geddes, S.D., to                                 Falls and Yankton                  Yankton, S.D., and loving moth-
 cer related complications on          Vincent       and                                until his retire-                  er-in-law,     Leonilla      “Lee”              PIERRE — Longitudinal data          the national norm at the system
 Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Avera      Margaret (Mader)                                 ment in 1999. Not                  Christopherson of Yankton, S.D.             gathered from all six public uni-       level.
 Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton,       Sejnoha. He grew                                 keeping himself                    Also grateful to have shared his            versities in South Dakota over              Perry said two important pol-
 S.D.                                  up and graduated                                 busy enough, he                    life are his family and brother             the past five years is beginning        icy issues may influence this
     Funeral services will be 2:00     from Lake Andes,                                 went to work as a                  Larry (Aves) Sejnoha of                     to reveal student engagement            positive trend: expansion of the
 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at                                Ronald Sejnoha
                                       S.D., High School                               maintenance guy                     Yankton, S.D.; sister-in-law, Karel         trends, with the institutions’          universities’ research capacity,
 the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral             in 1960. He worked at local gro- at First National Bank and the                     Sejnoha of Sioux Falls, S.D.;               strongest performance linked to         which fosters more joint collabo-
 Chapel, Yankton.                      cery stores in Lake Andes, S.D., First National Bankcard Center                     brother-in-law, Bruce (Anita)               student and faculty interaction.        ration between faculty and stu-
     Visitations will be 4 to 7 p.m.   during high school; he learned in Yankton. His hobbies includ-                      Sheils of Clinton, AR; and many                 The National Survey of              dents, and a salary competitive-
 Tuesday, at the Opsahl-Kostel         the art of meat cutting moving to ed fishing, hunting, and dancing                  nieces and nephews.                         Student Engagement (NSSE) col-          ness plan that helps South
 Funeral Home & Crematory,             Yankton after graduation. He in his younger days. He enjoyed                            He was preceded in death by             lects information from under-           Dakota retain more of its talent-
 Yankton, with the family present.     was employed at Cimpl Meats spending time on his yard and                           his parents and one brother,                graduates attending four-year           ed faculty. “When coupled with
 Visitations will resume one hour      before returning back to garden, cooking, camping, boat-                            Marlin Sejnoha Sr.                          colleges and universities across        the advancements that have
 prior to the service at the funer-    Pickstown, S.D., to work at a gro- ing and woodworking but most                        Yankton Press & Dakotan                  the country. South Dakota stu-          been made in research, the end
 al home.                              cery store as a meat cutter for a of all enjoyed being with his                              July 7, 2009                       dents have been assessed using          result is better teachers who are
     Honorary pallbearers will be      few years. On September 8, grandchildren.                                                                                       the NSSE five times over the past       more engaged with their disci-
 Larry & Aves Sejnoha, Richard         1962, he was united in marriage       Those who will always cher-                                                               seven years. Surveys are com-           pline,” Perry said.
 List, Larry Woods, Chuck & Bonnie     to Joann (Jo) Sheils in Lake ish his memory are his wife of 47                                                                  pleted by first-year students and           The NSSE survey also meas-
 King, Charlie & Carol Gauker;         Andes, S.D. They moved to years, “Jo” Joann; his daughters:
 grandsons, Derek Anderson, Andy                                                                                                                                       seniors in the regents’ system.         ures the level of academic chal-
                                       Mitchell and worked at a local Dawn (Richard) List of Crofton,                                                                      “The data demonstrate that a        lenge at the universities, as well
 List, Ben List, Calan List, Logan
 Anderson; and great-granddaugh-       grocery store then returned NE, and their children: Andrew,                                                                     student’s level of effort—within        as active and collaborative learn-
                                       back to Yankton in 1964 to start Ben and Calan; Dina Anderson of                         Online condolences at:                 and outside the classroom—is a          ing, enriching educational expe-
 ter Jozie Anderson.                                                                                             
                                       his long career as meat depart- Yankton, S.D., and her children                                                                 critical factor in college suc-         riences, and supportive campus
                                                                                                                                                                       cess,” said Robert T. Tad Perry,        environment. Since 2002, all six
                                                                                                                                                                       executive director of the South         public universities in South
 Dwight Morrison                       Gwendolyn                                   and the outdoors. He enjoyed            Morrison of Phoenix, AZ; and 8              Dakota Board of Regents. “Those         Dakota have participated in the
                                       Rundquist and                               bird watching and feeding the           great grandchildren.                        efforts can be positively linked        NSSE project. Perry said the
    CROFTON, Neb. — Dwight             together had four                           animals. He especially loved his             Dwight was preceded in                 to outcomes such as critical            results are useful to campus offi-
 Morrison, age 94, of Crofton,         children, Virginia,                         horses and his cats.                    death by his daughter, Olivia Kay           thinking, academic performance,         cials in identifying what works
 Nebraska died Monday, July 6,         Barbara, Frank                                   Dwight is survived by his          Morrison and two sisters, Anita             and persistence rates as well.”         and planning how best to engage
 2009 at his home.                     and Olivia Kay.                             wife, Darlene Morrison of               Cernik and Opal Sutton.                         According to results from the       students during their college
    Private family services will be    Dwight married                              Crofton, NE; three children:                To send an online sympathy              2008 NSSE survey, students at all       experience.
 held on Thursday. Arrangements        Darlene (Witkop)                            Virginia (Merle) Larson of              card, please visit wintzrayfuner-           six South Dakota universities               The report may be accessed
 are under the direction of the        Meves on April                              Yankton, Barbara Ann (Lowell)                                  acknowledged the quality of             on the Board of Regents’ Web
 Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and          15, 1968 in Sioux Morrison                  Gaither of Lincoln, NE and Frank           Yankton Press & Dakotan                  their interactions with faculty         site at
 Cremation Service in Yankton,         Falls, SD. Dwight                           (Lynn) Morrison of Clearwater,                   July 7, 2009                       members as a special strength.
 South Dakota.                         farmed on the family farm which             NE; 8 grandchildren: Brad (Paula                                                    “Trend data demonstrates posi-          tions/documents/StudentEngage
    Dwight was born on February        he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a             Sincero) Larson of Sharon, MA,                                                      tive growth in this area over the       mentReport2009.pdf.
 7, 1915 in rural Clearwater,          member of the Royal Methodist               Julie Mudry of Fort Worth, TX,                                                      past seven years,” the report
 Nebraska to Frank and Amanda          Church. Dwight retired around               Jill Larson also of Fort Worth,                                                     noted. The 2008 survey marked

                                                                                                                           j INTZ eAY
 (Forsberg) Morrison. He grew up       1995, and he and Darlene moved              David Gaither of Omaha, NE,                                                         the first instance where both
 4 1/2 miles south of Royal,           to their home near Weigand. He              Michael (Felicia) Gaither of                                &                       first-year students and seniors
 Nebraska. In 1932, Dwight gradu-      loved his home on the lake dur-             Denver, CO, Andrea (Ryan)                       F U N E R A L H O M E               from South Dakota were above
 ated from Royal High School and       ing the summer, but also liked              Phillips of Lincoln, NE, Brett                  and Cremation Service, Inc.

 then attended a year of college       spending the winters in Phoenix,            (Dorian) Morrison of Clearwater,            Online condolences at:
 at the University of Nebraska in      Arizona. Dwight loved nature                NE and Kara (Ron Hansen)        
 Lincoln. In 1937, Dwight married
                                                                                                                                                                       YOUR NEWS!
Mavis Willing                             Visitations will be one hour             traveling, and spending time with          Funeral services will be
    DANVILLE, Calif. — A memori-
                                       prior to the service at the church.         family and friends.
                                                                                      Butch will be sadly missed by
                                                                                                                           Friday, July 10, 11 a.m., at First
                                                                                                                           Congregational Church UCC with
                                                                                                                                                                              The Press &
al service to celebrate the life of
Mavis Ann Willing of Danville, CA,     Lambert ‘Butch’ Vrba                        his wife of 35 years, Betty of
                                                                                   Wynot, daughter Kim Henry
                                                                                                                           Reverend Gary Kimm officiating.
                                                                                                                              Burial with military honors by                   Dakotan
will be held July 11, 2009, in            WYNOT, Neb. — Lambert                    (Patrick) of Council Bluffs, IA.        American Legion Post #31 will fol-
Fordyce, NE, at St.                    “Butch” Vrba, age 74, of Wynot,             step-children; Dave Boeckman of         low at the Sacred Heart Cemetery
John the Baptist
Church at 1 p.m.
                                       NE, died July 3, in Omaha, after a
                                       brief battle with
                                                                                   Lincoln, NE, Lori Coffman of
                                                                                   Yankton, S.D., Brad Boeckman of
                                                                                                                           in Wynot.
                                                                                                                              In lieu of flowers, memorials                 YOU’RE
    Mavis passed                       cancer.                                     Elk Point, S.D., and Brenda             may be directed to the family.
away on June 12,                          Butch        was                         Boeckman of Lincoln, NE; 16                Adams Funeral Home &
2009, at the young
age of 60 after a 2
1/2 year battle
with ovarian can-
                                       born September 1,
                                       1934, in Schuyler,
                                       NE, to Joseph Sr.
                                       and         Maimie
                                                                                   grandchildren; 1 great-grand-
                                                                                   daughter; sisters Alice Loseke,
                                                                                   Helene       Payzant,      Norma
                                                                                                                           Brockhaus Funeral Home assist-
                                                                                                                           ing the family with arrangements.
                                                                                                                                Yankton Press & Dakotan
                                                                                                                                                                            NEWS!                                  Opening
                                                                                   Kitterman (Sam), and Pat May;                      July 7, 2009
cer. Daughter of         Willing       (Horak) Vrba. He                            brothers Charles Vrba (Elaine),
                                       graduated from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Friday, July 10th
                                                                                                                               Hostfest ‘09
Herman and Helen                                                                   Ted Vrba (Marilyn); sisters-in-law
(Langferman)                           Schuyler       High                         Karen Melton, Mary Brown; and a
    Mavis is survived by her hus-
                                       School in 1952. He
                                       was a veteran of
                                                                                   host of nieces, nephews, family
                                                                                   and friends. He is preceded in
band John; daughters Vanessa           the United States Army and                  death by his parents; sisters
(Warren) and Cammy; grandson
Ryan; brothers Richard (Mary)
                                       served in the Korean War. Butch
                                       moved to the Wynot area and
                                                                                   Barbara, Vlasta, and Agnes;
                                                                                                                                                                         The largest Scandinavian Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ribbon Cutting
Potts, Ronald (Pearl) Potts and        farmed for many years. He
                                                                                   brother Joseph Jr. and step-son
                                                                                   Steve Boeckman.                                                                        in North America, Minot, ND.                   11am
Vernon (Judy) Potts; nephews;          worked for Hartington Concrete                 Visitation will be held
nieces and cousins.
    Please bring a memory you
                                       up until his death. Butch married
                                       Betty Boeckman on September
                                                                                   Thursday, July 9, from 6-8 p.m. at
                                                                                   the First Congregational Church                                                         Sept. 29 –
                                                                                                                                                                          Oct. 2, 2009
would like to share with the family.   21, 1973, in Yankton, S.D.                  UCC in Hartington, NE.
    Yankton Press & Dakotan               He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
          July 7, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jami           Joyce    Kellie
Martha Streyle                                                           Dying is not an option.                                                                                                                  Langeland       Kotalik   Olson
   SIOUX FALLS — Martha                                                                                                                                                                                                  ter
Katherine Streyle, 89, of Sioux                                          Flowers, music & cremation are.                                    this before...                                                         Regis            WIN
Falls and formerly of Menno, died                                                                                             If you missed       to see
                                                                                                                                                 ce                                                                   to
                                                                         Discuss your wishes for a memorable                    here is your chan t Ladies!
Saturday (July 4, 2009) at the
Luther Manor, Sioux Falls.                                                 service with family members now.                     Church Basemen
   Funeral services are 10:30 a.m.                                           Call us for more information.

                                         W INTZ & RAY                                              W INTZ                                                                                                          P rFliatz on s !
today (Tuesday) at Zion                                                                                                      The funniest musical comedy with four
Reformed Church, Menno, with                                                                                                 ladies and the pastor of a rural Lutheran
the Rev. Scott Henry officiating.           FUNERAL HOME                                        FUNERAL HOME INC.
Burial will be in the Zion                  and Cremation Service, Inc.                   Hartington, Coleridge, Crofton
                                                                                                                             church in Minnesota as they serve up casseroles and try to solve the                    •     Ir
                                                                                                                             church problems. You’ll laugh till you cry, it is so hilarious! Plus, Reba                                icates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Salon GifaseCertif ry)
Reformed-Kassel Cemetery.                   605-665-3644             402-254-6547                                                                                                       t
                                                                                                                             McIntyre, George Jones, The Oak Ridge Boys, Peking Acrobats,                             (no purch  necessa
                                                                                                                             Williams & Ree, JoAnn Castle & Tom Netheron, Norway’s Kentucky
 S M
                  Appliance Sales & Service Center                                                                           Riders, Chimielewski Band, the Korsliens, Monroe Crossing,
                                                                                                                             mouth-watering culinary creations of Scandinavian chefs and                                  E n jo y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ts !
  All nds         665-2082 • 1-888-593-5723                                                                                  unique Nordic treasures in the Marketplace.                                           R e fr e s h m e n

                     Kaiser Appliance Center                           2000 Broadway, Yankton
                                                                                                                                         Call Vi Ranney (605) 665-3596
                                                                                                                                                 today for brochure.
                                                                                                                               (This tour is sponsored by the Yankton Sons of Norway for everyone to enjoy!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   115 Broadway, Suite #5

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