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0707_FC 7/6/09 9:30 PM Page 3 www.yankton.net Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan ■ THE REGION ■ Tuesday, July 7, 2009 PAGE 3 State Of S.D. Contract Process Revised WANTED 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 (Open.SD.gov) 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- (www.state.sd.us/boa/opm) of the 1-800-952-3743 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. www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com 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) alhome.com. 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. http://www.sdbor.edu/publica- 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) www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com 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 Grand 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 Vrba Potts. 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 11am-4pm 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. 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