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Page 2 January 3rd, 2013 & i Not ces Valley News & Views A Look Back At 2012 March predictions has been simple. Should it come in like a lion, it will go out a lamb and visa versa• This year is different. Normally tomorrow would be March 1st, but this year, a leap year, tomorrow is February 29th. March 8 If you remember last week's edition, the residents of the Animal's Republic of Robbin were trying to get a long term handle on the March forecast by determining if it came in like a lion or a lamb. We were right on the edge of a storm system that pretty much failed to materialize in our sector, on February 29th. As a result, the following day was fairly decent, but the day after that was quite stormy. Normally that would have been March 2nd. However, in an unprecedented move by Republic President Haggis M. Lee, Jr., this leap year was given two extra days, with one day subtracted from the month of March. Therefore, February 30th, was quite nice, but March 1st, stormy, bringing the month in like a lion and setting all the residents at ease for a while. Drayton Chiropractic is now open for business at the old Originals building, operating Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed. Call 454-3555 or 218-436- 4264 to make appointment. April 5 Over 1,500 Northern Valley volunteers gathered in the Grand Forks Public Works Building March 23-25 and packed 303,264 meals for starvation-impacted children at the Mission of Hope in Haiti. Churches, civic organizations, schools and individuals throughout the Northern Valley raised $72,000 to pay for the special ingredients required for the Continued From Page I the point that planners are now taking applications from potential operators, to operate by mid-June. May 24 Graduation was held Sunday afternoon for the Drayton High School Class of 2012. The ceremony which was held at the Drayton School. The graduating class batted 100°7o, graduating eleven out of eleven. Not a major feat really for this community since, as in Lake Wobbegon, all our kids are above average. June 7 Locked out union workers gathered in Drayton last Thursday to begin a 200 mile journey to American Crystal Sugar headquarters in Moorhead. Traveling by hay wagon and on foot, the group planned to visit all the American Crystal factories along the route. East Grand Forks, Crookston and Hillsboro, in addition to the Drayton start and Moorhead factory finish. Once again it's vacation time at Valley News and Views, which means that the real newspaper people will be coming in this week to take over for a bit. From the west, Jane Earle and Sarah Duncan, will be arriving this evening. Dick Johnson is already here and terrorizing the town. Dick Conway will be arriving here from Washington state on Wednesday or Thursday. From the east, Jennifer Wollerman will be flying in from the Big Apple to continue to document the whole fiasco. July 12 The morning of the 4th, the sky turned turned so black that it looked like midnight at 9 in the morning. Actually, it was darker than it had been In no time, we had well over an inch of rain. July 26 Although this year's Riverfest celebration was slightly smaller than previous years, it still proved to provide excellent entertainment throughout the weekend. I think the Valley Cruiser Car show, which started the festivities on Thursday evening was one of the best seen to date. August 12 It's tempting to correlate unusual events with the full moon. Last Thursday night and early Friday morning was one such night, with two disruptions of the "calm" happening within hours of each other. Thursday evening, a gentleman visiting from somewhere in Minnesota was backing up to our very popular fish cleaning station. As he was drawing close, he went to step on the brake and accidentlyhit the accelerator, knocking the station off its footings, causing an as of yet, unknown amount of damage. Later in the night, it got a little bizarre as a man, not from Drayton, identify withheld pending investigation, broke into the Your New Image/Main beauty shop complex. Apparently he was very drunk as upon his arrival he lost his lunch and it seems he fell into the mess he had just made. As a result he removed his soiled clothing. Later, the naked man wandered back out the rear of the building and the word is he had a snooze by the railroad tracks. Even later yet, he managed to come up with -a pair of drawers and made it back to his residence at the Red River Resort Motel. Some citizens in Dunn Codnty have been trying to initiate a grand jury to consider the conflict of interest involved in campaign contributions to Governor Jack Dalrymple by energy companies regulated by the Industrial Commission. They allege that such contributions are a form of bribery intended to buy influence in the Governor's decisions. The same issue has also been raised in regard to members of the Public Service Commission. Those on the receiving end of these contributions have denied that campaign contributions have influence on their decisions. However, Ed Bender, executive director of the National Institute on Money in State Politics, disagrees. When corporations make contributions, "it's a business decision, not a political decision," he claims. So while the recipients of these contributions argue that these contributions have no influence on their decisions, the contributors are thinking otherwise. As hard-nosed businesspeople, they aren't dissipating the company's resources on politicians without expecting some kind of payback. From their perspective, the intent of these contributions is unmistakable - to reap more than they plant. After all, they are not charitable organizations. They expect an investment in politicians to return much more than the contribution. This claim can be validated when we see that contributions only to project. April 26 Progress has continued on our new restaurant to m January 1st, 1893 Drayton Echo (Taken from the "Back When Section of the January 3, 1913 Drayton Echo) The steam fire engine was taken to the river Tuesday to pump the new tank full of water. It worked all right. The new drop curtain and scenery just added to the stage in the Columbia Hall are just about as handome as you find in any of the cities of this golden Northwest. The scenery includes a beautiful landscape, street, parlor and kitchen representations, while "drop curtain" bears representation of a captivating scene in Venice, surrounded by cards of leading business firms of Drayton. All very neat. J. H. Jamieson captured a live butterfly at his residence a few days ago and made the Echo family a present of the same. The "bird" is still alive and with us and apparently doing well. Tuesday evening, Geo. Johnston and John Peter Johnson who were "keeping house" at Geo. Colley's at midnight the night before. As ominous as it looked, we did pretty well here. It wasn't long before the torrential rains started coming down. August 23 go politicians who can influence Tuesday marked the first .business operations. Elected dlay of school at Drayton.. officials holding offices that There wasIotsofexcitement, have no economic impact Continued on Page 3 on corporations get no contributions. Take the office of state treasurer, for example. Candidates for this office do not attract campaign contributions because they don't make decisions that can place over the river, took it upon themselves to fool with a revolver which they thought not to be loaded But unfortunatelythe instrument "went off" while in the hands of Johnson, the bail taking effect in young John Peter's ribs near the center front of his body, skipping along on the face of one rib to the right side where it lodged and was cut out by Dr. Musgrove. John Peter thought he was a goner, and while young Johnston mounted a swift horse and hastened to town for the doctor, Sjure Aufienson, who was called in, calmed the spirits of the former by reading numerous choice passages from the "Good Book". Close call for John Peter though he was not materially injured. Won't fool with revolvers anymore. 100 Years Ago Today January 3rd, 1913 Drayton Echo The rush of the holiday season will soon be over and the people of Drayton and vicinity will have a chance to advertise this section of the country. The right way to start this movement is for everyone to "get busy" and boost for our town and its institutions. Don't wait for the other fellow to start. You start and keep it up. We have the finest city in the county to live in. Let us make it better. There are a very few vacant houses in the city and our town is still growing. Our schools are so crowded that the board is kept busy trying to keep up to the requirements. Tell your friends about Drayton and our farm lands, the biggest little city and the best land in the world. Every new family in our city and on our farms helps the town. Make the strangers feel at home. Tell them about the advantages of living in a good community, the fertility of the soil and about the stock raising. Don't know the other fellows land because you think yours is as good as his. For that will not only kill the sale of the two farms but will hurt the sale of land in the entire community. We have the climate, the soil, the water and the fuel. good things and throw the hammer away for a while. We have the best churches and preachers, schools and teachers, mercantile establishments, business men, hospital and doctors in this section of the state, all of which go to make up the very best kind of town. The improvements of our city are not exceeded by any town its size in the state. We have miles of cement walks and sewers, a potato elevator doing a flourishing business, and the finest steel bridge, which connects Drayton with Minnesota, that crosses the Red river anywhere. Our streets and residence sections will compare favorably with the best in the country. These few things how that Drayton is prospering• We have a classof educatd and enlightened citizens who are working together to make Drayton a better town. Are you doing your share? Those taking part in the Concert at the Methodist church watched the Old year out in a jolly party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Healy. Music and gayety, with refreshments added Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Official newspaper for the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School District No.19. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News & Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and" accuracy of content. Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor Yearly Subscription rates: $30.00 In Pembina County $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at News Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. 009. 0 Tell your friends about these Continued on Page 4 reward a contributor. The same is true about the state auditor and, to some degree, the tax commissioner. The low level of contributions to offices without economic decision- making authority tells us that campaign contributions are a matter of business and not politics. So it is appropriate to worry about conflicts of interest. But it is unfair to single out the Industrial Commission or the Public Service Commission because conflicts of interest are more widespread than just a few state offices. Every official with the capacity to make decisions with economic impact has a conflict of interest when accepting contributions. This includes state legislators as well as county and city governing board members. The first cure that comes to mind is to outlaw campaign contributions by businesses, unions or others that could benefit from governmental decisions. If we could pass laws prohibiting corporate or organization contributions, there probably would not be enough money to run a decent campaign. The idea of public funding of campaigns has been around for a long time. Several states are doing it. But this is North Dakota and our frugal taxpayers would never countenance the use of public funds for political purposes. Considering all of the political, legal and constitutional restraints involved in eliminating conflicts of interest created by campaign contributions, it makes sense to turn to something that is achievable - instant disclosure of campaign contributions. Our present campaign reports are too slow to be useful in political campaigns. By the time a suspicious contribution is reported, the campaign is over and the receiving candidates escape accountability. With the high-speed Internet, it has become feasible to require daily posting of reports of campaign contributions. This would make it possible for improper contributions to be a matter of debate during the campaign. Voters could then consider whether or not a candidate has created a conflict of interest serious enough to be turned down in an election. NOTICE OF BOND SALE $3,150#00 DRAYTON PUBLIC SCHOOL D1STRICI" NO. 19 PEMBINA AND WALSH COUNTIES, NORTtt DAKOTA GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS SERIES 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dm>'ton Public School District No. 19, Pembina and Walsh C(mntics, North Dakota will receive sealed bids at the office of Public Financial Management, lnc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, until 12:00 noon, CT, on January 14, 2013. for the purchase of the above Bonds. The School Board will meet thereafter on January 15, 20t3 at 7:00 A.M. to consider the bids. The Bonds will be dated February 5, 2013, mature on August 1 in the years and in the amounts which follow, eald will pay interest on each Fel, ruary I and August 1, commencing August 1, 2013. Y e Amount 'ear .9.unt 2(113 $ 70,000 2023 $160,000 2014 140,000 2024 160,000 2015 140,(XX) 2025 165,000 2016 145,000 2026 170,000 2017 145,000 2027 175,000 2018 145,000 2028 180,000 2(119 150,000 2029 180,000 2020 i 50,000 2030 185,000 202 l 150,000 2031 190,000 2022 155#30 2032 195,000 Bids fi)r the Bonds may contain a maturity schedule providing for any combination of serial bonds and term bonds, subject to mandatory redemption, so long s the amount of principal maturing or subject to mandatory redemption in each 3,ear conforms to the maturity schedule set forth above. The Bonds maturing on August l, 2021, arid thereafter are subject to optional redemption on August 1,2020, and any day thereafter at a price of par plus accruc'd interest. The Bonds will be general obligations of the School District for which the School Dismct will pledge its full faith and credit and unlimited taxing power. Sealed bids of not less than $3A24,800 (99.2% of par) must be received prior to the time specified above for opening bids, A God Faith Deposit in the form of a cashier=s check or wire transfer in the amount of $31,500 (1%) payable to the order of the School District is required lbr each bid to be considered. FARMLAND FOR SALE DRAYTON TOWNSHIP, PEMBINA COUNTY ND THE ELIZABETH (BETTY) JOHNSON FAMILY offers for sale the following-described property located in Drayton Township, Pembina County, North Dakota: The South Half of the Northwest Quarter (SV=NWIA) of Section Eight (8), Township One Hundred Fifty-nine (159), Range Fifty- one (51), reserving 50% minerals. Bid Procedure: Written bids will be received at the law office of Steven C. Ekman, Bremer Bank Building, 910 Hill Avenue, PO Box 70, Grafton ND 58237 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesda¥ January 8 2012, Bids will be opened at that time and place. Please mark your envelope "BID FOR JOHNSON LAND". Bids should be in the total amount and not per acre. Persons having submitted reasonable written bids will be allowed to remain and participate in oral bidding. The right is reserved to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. .Terms: 10% of the purchase price will be due upon acceptance of a bid, and the balance due thirty (30) days later. For further information, contact: Steven C. Ekman Atttorney at Law 910 Hill Ave, PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701) 352-0916 (Telephone) (701) 352-1855 (Fax) i! i;i :/iii%1iiiiiiiiiii! iiiii!!i I ii: :  Page 2 January 3rd, 2013 & i Not ces Valley News & Views A Look Back At 2012 March predictions has been simple. Should it come in like a lion, it will go out a lamb and visa versa• This year is different. Normally tomorrow would be March 1st, but this year, a leap year, tomorrow is February 29th. March 8 If you remember last week's edition, the residents of the Animal's Republic of Robbin were trying to get a long term handle on the March forecast by determining if it came in like a lion or a lamb. We were right on the edge of a storm system that pretty much failed to materialize in our sector, on February 29th. As a result, the following day was fairly decent, but the day after that was quite stormy. Normally that would have been March 2nd. However, in an unprecedented move by Republic President Haggis M. Lee, Jr., this leap year was given two extra days, with one day subtracted from the month of March. Therefore, February 30th, was quite nice, but March 1st, stormy, bringing the month in like a lion and setting all the residents at ease for a while. Drayton Chiropractic is now open for business at the old Originals building, operating Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed. Call 454-3555 or 218-436- 4264 to make appointment. April 5 Over 1,500 Northern Valley volunteers gathered in the Grand Forks Public Works Building March 23-25 and packed 303,264 meals for starvation-impacted children at the Mission of Hope in Haiti. Churches, civic organizations, schools and individuals throughout the Northern Valley raised $72,000 to pay for the special ingredients required for the Continued From Page I the point that planners are now taking applications from potential operators, to operate by mid-June. May 24 Graduation was held Sunday afternoon for the Drayton High School Class of 2012. The ceremony which was held at the Drayton School. The graduating class batted 100°7o, graduating eleven out of eleven. Not a major feat really for this community since, as in Lake Wobbegon, all our kids are above average. June 7 Locked out union workers gathered in Drayton last Thursday to begin a 200 mile journey to American Crystal Sugar headquarters in Moorhead. Traveling by hay wagon and on foot, the group planned to visit all the American Crystal factories along the route. East Grand Forks, Crookston and Hillsboro, in addition to the Drayton start and Moorhead factory finish. Once again it's vacation time at Valley News and Views, which means that the real newspaper people will be coming in this week to take over for a bit. From the west, Jane Earle and Sarah Duncan, will be arriving this evening. Dick Johnson is already here and terrorizing the town. Dick Conway will be arriving here from Washington state on Wednesday or Thursday. From the east, Jennifer Wollerman will be flying in from the Big Apple to continue to document the whole fiasco. July 12 The morning of the 4th, the sky turned turned so black that it looked like midnight at 9 in the morning. Actually, it was darker than it had been In no time, we had well over an inch of rain. July 26 Although this year's Riverfest celebration was slightly smaller than previous years, it still proved to provide excellent entertainment throughout the weekend. I think the Valley Cruiser Car show, which started the festivities on Thursday evening was one of the best seen to date. August 12 It's tempting to correlate unusual events with the full moon. Last Thursday night and early Friday morning was one such night, with two disruptions of the "calm" happening within hours of each other. Thursday evening, a gentleman visiting from somewhere in Minnesota was backing up to our very popular fish cleaning station. As he was drawing close, he went to step on the brake and accidentlyhit the accelerator, knocking the station off its footings, causing an as of yet, unknown amount of damage. Later in the night, it got a little bizarre as a man, not from Drayton, identify withheld pending investigation, broke into the Your New Image/Main beauty shop complex. Apparently he was very drunk as upon his arrival he lost his lunch and it seems he fell into the mess he had just made. As a result he removed his soiled clothing. Later, the naked man wandered back out the rear of the building and the word is he had a snooze by the railroad tracks. Even later yet, he managed to come up with -a pair of drawers and made it back to his residence at the Red River Resort Motel. Some citizens in Dunn Codnty have been trying to initiate a grand jury to consider the conflict of interest involved in campaign contributions to Governor Jack Dalrymple by energy companies regulated by the Industrial Commission. They allege that such contributions are a form of bribery intended to buy influence in the Governor's decisions. The same issue has also been raised in regard to members of the Public Service Commission. Those on the receiving end of these contributions have denied that campaign contributions have influence on their decisions. However, Ed Bender, executive director of the National Institute on Money in State Politics, disagrees. When corporations make contributions, "it's a business decision, not a political decision," he claims. So while the recipients of these contributions argue that these contributions have no influence on their decisions, the contributors are thinking otherwise. As hard-nosed businesspeople, they aren't dissipating the company's resources on politicians without expecting some kind of payback. From their perspective, the intent of these contributions is unmistakable - to reap more than they plant. After all, they are not charitable organizations. They expect an investment in politicians to return much more than the contribution. This claim can be validated when we see that contributions only to project. April 26 Progress has continued on our new restaurant to m January 1st, 1893 Drayton Echo (Taken from the "Back When Section of the January 3, 1913 Drayton Echo) The steam fire engine was taken to the river Tuesday to pump the new tank full of water. It worked all right. The new drop curtain and scenery just added to the stage in the Columbia Hall are just about as handome as you find in any of the cities of this golden Northwest. The scenery includes a beautiful landscape, street, parlor and kitchen representations, while "drop curtain" bears representation of a captivating scene in Venice, surrounded by cards of leading business firms of Drayton. All very neat. J. H. Jamieson captured a live butterfly at his residence a few days ago and made the Echo family a present of the same. The "bird" is still alive and with us and apparently doing well. Tuesday evening, Geo. Johnston and John Peter Johnson who were "keeping house" at Geo. Colley's at midnight the night before. As ominous as it looked, we did pretty well here. It wasn't long before the torrential rains started coming down. August 23 go politicians who can influence Tuesday marked the first .business operations. Elected dlay of school at Drayton.. officials holding offices that There wasIotsofexcitement, have no economic impact Continued on Page 3 on corporations get no contributions. Take the office of state treasurer, for example. Candidates for this office do not attract campaign contributions because they don't make decisions that can place over the river, took it upon themselves to fool with a revolver which they thought not to be loaded But unfortunatelythe instrument "went off" while in the hands of Johnson, the bail taking effect in young John Peter's ribs near the center front of his body, skipping along on the face of one rib to the right side where it lodged and was cut out by Dr. Musgrove. John Peter thought he was a goner, and while young Johnston mounted a swift horse and hastened to town for the doctor, Sjure Aufienson, who was called in, calmed the spirits of the former by reading numerous choice passages from the "Good Book". Close call for John Peter though he was not materially injured. Won't fool with revolvers anymore. 100 Years Ago Today January 3rd, 1913 Drayton Echo The rush of the holiday season will soon be over and the people of Drayton and vicinity will have a chance to advertise this section of the country. The right way to start this movement is for everyone to "get busy" and boost for our town and its institutions. Don't wait for the other fellow to start. You start and keep it up. We have the finest city in the county to live in. Let us make it better. There are a very few vacant houses in the city and our town is still growing. Our schools are so crowded that the board is kept busy trying to keep up to the requirements. Tell your friends about Drayton and our farm lands, the biggest little city and the best land in the world. Every new family in our city and on our farms helps the town. Make the strangers feel at home. Tell them about the advantages of living in a good community, the fertility of the soil and about the stock raising. Don't know the other fellows land because you think yours is as good as his. For that will not only kill the sale of the two farms but will hurt the sale of land in the entire community. We have the climate, the soil, the water and the fuel. good things and throw the hammer away for a while. We have the best churches and preachers, schools and teachers, mercantile establishments, business men, hospital and doctors in this section of the state, all of which go to make up the very best kind of town. The improvements of our city are not exceeded by any town its size in the state. We have miles of cement walks and sewers, a potato elevator doing a flourishing business, and the finest steel bridge, which connects Drayton with Minnesota, that crosses the Red river anywhere. Our streets and residence sections will compare favorably with the best in the country. These few things how that Drayton is prospering• We have a classof educatd and enlightened citizens who are working together to make Drayton a better town. Are you doing your share? Those taking part in the Concert at the Methodist church watched the Old year out in a jolly party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Healy. Music and gayety, with refreshments added Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Official newspaper for the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School District No.19. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News & Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and" accuracy of content. Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor Yearly Subscription rates: $30.00 In Pembina County $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at News Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. 009. 0 Tell your friends about these Continued on Page 4 reward a contributor. The same is true about the state auditor and, to some degree, the tax commissioner. The low level of contributions to offices without economic decision- making authority tells us that campaign contributions are a matter of business and not politics. So it is appropriate to worry about conflicts of interest. But it is unfair to single out the Industrial Commission or the Public Service Commission because conflicts of interest are more widespread than just a few state offices. Every official with the capacity to make decisions with economic impact has a conflict of interest when accepting contributions. This includes state legislators as well as county and city governing board members. The first cure that comes to mind is to outlaw campaign contributions by businesses, unions or others that could benefit from governmental decisions. If we could pass laws prohibiting corporate or organization contributions, there probably would not be enough money to run a decent campaign. The idea of public funding of campaigns has been around for a long time. Several states are doing it. But this is North Dakota and our frugal taxpayers would never countenance the use of public funds for political purposes. Considering all of the political, legal and constitutional restraints involved in eliminating conflicts of interest created by campaign contributions, it makes sense to turn to something that is achievable - instant disclosure of campaign contributions. Our present campaign reports are too slow to be useful in political campaigns. By the time a suspicious contribution is reported, the campaign is over and the receiving candidates escape accountability. With the high-speed Internet, it has become feasible to require daily posting of reports of campaign contributions. This would make it possible for improper contributions to be a matter of debate during the campaign. Voters could then consider whether or not a candidate has created a conflict of interest serious enough to be turned down in an election. NOTICE OF BOND SALE $3,150#00 DRAYTON PUBLIC SCHOOL D1STRICI" NO. 19 PEMBINA AND WALSH COUNTIES, NORTtt DAKOTA GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS SERIES 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dm>'ton Public School District No. 19, Pembina and Walsh C(mntics, North Dakota will receive sealed bids at the office of Public Financial Management, lnc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, until 12:00 noon, CT, on January 14, 2013. for the purchase of the above Bonds. The School Board will meet thereafter on January 15, 20t3 at 7:00 A.M. to consider the bids. The Bonds will be dated February 5, 2013, mature on August 1 in the years and in the amounts which follow, eald will pay interest on each Fel, ruary I and August 1, commencing August 1, 2013. Y e Amount 'ear .9.unt 2(113 $ 70,000 2023 $160,000 2014 140,000 2024 160,000 2015 140,(XX) 2025 165,000 2016 145,000 2026 170,000 2017 145,000 2027 175,000 2018 145,000 2028 180,000 2(119 150,000 2029 180,000 2020 i 50,000 2030 185,000 202 l 150,000 2031 190,000 2022 155#30 2032 195,000 Bids fi)r the Bonds may contain a maturity schedule providing for any combination of serial bonds and term bonds, subject to mandatory redemption, so long s the amount of principal maturing or subject to mandatory redemption in each 3,ear conforms to the maturity schedule set forth above. The Bonds maturing on August l, 2021, arid thereafter are subject to optional redemption on August 1,2020, and any day thereafter at a price of par plus accruc'd interest. The Bonds will be general obligations of the School District for which the School Dismct will pledge its full faith and credit and unlimited taxing power. Sealed bids of not less than $3A24,800 (99.2% of par) must be received prior to the time specified above for opening bids, A God Faith Deposit in the form of a cashier=s check or wire transfer in the amount of $31,500 (1%) payable to the order of the School District is required lbr each bid to be considered. FARMLAND FOR SALE DRAYTON TOWNSHIP, PEMBINA COUNTY ND THE ELIZABETH (BETTY) JOHNSON FAMILY offers for sale the following-described property located in Drayton Township, Pembina County, North Dakota: The South Half of the Northwest Quarter (SV=NWIA) of Section Eight (8), Township One Hundred Fifty-nine (159), Range Fifty- one (51), reserving 50% minerals. Bid Procedure: Written bids will be received at the law office of Steven C. Ekman, Bremer Bank Building, 910 Hill Avenue, PO Box 70, Grafton ND 58237 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesda¥ January 8 2012, Bids will be opened at that time and place. Please mark your envelope "BID FOR JOHNSON LAND". Bids should be in the total amount and not per acre. Persons having submitted reasonable written bids will be allowed to remain and participate in oral bidding. The right is reserved to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. .Terms: 10% of the purchase price will be due upon acceptance of a bid, and the balance due thirty (30) days later. For further information, contact: Steven C. Ekman Atttorney at Law 910 Hill Ave, PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701) 352-0916 (Telephone) (701) 352-1855 (Fax) i! i;i :/iii%1iiiiiiiiiii! iiiii!!i I ii: :