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Legals for April, 6 2023

| April 6, 2023 12:00 AM

NOTICE OF HIGH SCHOOL BOND ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of High School District No. 23 (Polson), Lake County (the “High School District”), that pursuant to a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board on February 13, 2023, an election of the registered voters of the High School District will be held by mail ballot election on May 2, 2023 for the purpose of voting on the question of whether the Board may sell and issue general obligation school building bonds of the High School District in one or more series in the aggregate principal amount of up to Sixteen Million Six Hundred Forty-Five Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($16,645,000.00), for the purpose of addressing student safety and deferred maintenance needs, providing job training opportunities, and accommodating student enrollment by paying the costs of designing, constructing, remodeling, equipping, and furnishing improvements to Polson High School, to include constructing a secure main entrance and removing unsecure and unnecessary modular units; constructing additions for job training to include science, technology, engineering, and math classrooms and labs; constructing a new job training center with classrooms, labs, metals fabrication area, woodshop improvements, and tool and material storage; repurposing and expanding space for music education; remodeling the serving kitchen, family and consumer science classrooms, lower level classrooms, and restrooms; making site improvements; and related costs and improvements; and paying costs associated with the sale and issuance of the bonds. Each series of the bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates to be determined at the time of sale and be payable semiannually during a term of not more than twenty (20) years. The election will be conducted by the County Election Administrator solely by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible registered voters in the High School District on April 14, 2023, and must be returned by each voter either by mail or in-person to the Lake County Election Administrator, Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., Polson, Montana 59860, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), April 17, 2023 through May 1, 2023. On Election Day, May 2, 2023, the only place for deposit of voted ballots will be the office of the Lake County Election Administrator, Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., Polson, Montana, which will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and all ballots must be in the County Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. All ballots must be in the office of the County Election Administrator by 8:00 p.m. on May 2, 2023, to be counted. All ballots will be tabulated in accordance with Montana law, with the preliminary results, if known, expected to be released after 8:00 p.m. that day. A qualified voter who will be absent from the High School District during the time the election is being conducted may: (a) vote in person in the office of the County Election Administrator beginning April 12 th through 8:00 p.m. on Election Day; or (b) make a written request before noon on May 1, 2023, signed by the applicant and addressed to the office of the County Election Administrator requesting the ballot be mailed to an address other than that which appears on the registration records. An elector may obtain a replacement ballot if his or her ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received by the elector, by filling out and mailing, emailing, or faxing back a completed replacement ballot request form or by the elector personally appearing at the office of the Lake County Election Administrator located at the Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., in Polson, Montana. Ballots may be returned in person at the place of deposit listed above, or returned by mail. If returning by mail, please use the then-prevailing first-class-postage price or one Forever Stamp. Postmark date does not apply; ballots returned by mail must be received at the office of the County Election Administrator by the 8:00 p.m. Election Day deadline to be counted. Please note, all electors, as defined in Section 20-20-301, M.C.A., are those who reside within the High School District and are registered to vote by the close of registration on April 3, 2023. For electors who miss the close of registration deadline, such electors may register late and vote in the election by appearing in person at the office of the Lake County Election Administrator located at the Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., in Polson, Montana and providing to the County Election Administrator the electors’ voter registration information in verifiable form prior to 8 p.m. on May 2, 2023. DATED this 6th day of March 2023. /s/ Toni Kramer Lake County Election Administrator Published on April 6th, 13th & 20th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

NOTICE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOND ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of Elementary School District No. 23 (Polson), Lake County (the “Elementary District”), that pursuant to a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board on February 13, 2023, an election of the registered voters of the Elementary District will be held by mail ballot election on May 2, 2023 for the purpose of voting on the question of whether the Board may sell and issue general obligation school building bonds of the Elementary District in one or more series in the aggregate principal amount of up to Twenty-Three Million Three Hundred Fifteen Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($23,315,000.00), for the purpose of addressing student safety and deferred maintenance needs, enhancing educational opportunities, and accommodating student enrollment by paying the costs of designing, constructing, remodeling, equipping, and furnishing improvements to: Cherry Valley Elementary School, to include constructing a secure main entrance and removing unsecure and unnecessary modular units; constructing classrooms, a music room, a library, and restrooms; remodeling existing restrooms, serving kitchen, special education classrooms, and support spaces; making site improvements; and related costs and improvements; Linderman Elementary School, to include constructing a secure main entrance and removing unsecure and unnecessary modular units; constructing classrooms and learning spaces, a music room, a library, a serving kitchen, and restrooms; remodeling existing restrooms; making playground and other site improvements; and related costs and improvements; Polson Middle School, to include constructing a secure main entrance; completely remodeling the district kitchen; remodeling classrooms, restrooms, commons area, and support spaces; and related costs and improvements; and paying costs associated with the sale and issuance of the bonds. Each series of the bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates to be determined at the time of sale and be payable semiannually during a term of not more than twenty (20) years. The election will be conducted by the County Election Administrator solely by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible registered voters in the Elementary District on April 14, 2023, and must be returned by each voter either by mail or in-person to the Lake County Election Administrator, Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., Polson, Montana 59860, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), April 17, 2023 through May 1, 2023. On Election Day, May 2, 2023, the only place for deposit of voted ballots will be the office of the Lake County Election Administrator, Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., Polson, Montana, which will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All ballots must be in the office of the County Election Administrator by 8:00 p.m. on May 2, 2023 to be counted. All ballots will be tabulated in accordance with Montana law with the preliminary results, if known, expected to be released after 8:00 p.m. that day. A qualified voter who will be absent from the Elementary District during the time the election is being conducted may: (a) vote in person in the office of the County Election Administrator beginning April 12 th through 8:00 p.m. on Election Day; or (b) make a written request before noon on May 1, 2023, signed by the applicant and addressed to the office of the County Election Administrator requesting the ballot be mailed to an address other than that which appears on the registration records. An elector may obtain a replacement ballot if his or her ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received by the elector, by filling out and mailing, emailing, or faxing back a completed replacement ballot request form or by the elector personally appearing at the office of the Lake County Election Administrator located at the Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., in Polson, Montana. Ballots may be returned in person at the place of deposit listed above, or returned by mail. If returning by mail, please use the then-prevailing first-class-postage price or one Forever Stamp. Postmark date does not apply; ballots returned by mail must be received at the office of the County Election Administrator by the 8:00 p.m. Election Day deadline to be counted. Please note, all electors, as defined in Section 20-20-301, M.C.A., are those who reside within the Elementary District and are registered to vote by the close of registration on April 3, 2023. For electors who miss the close of registration deadline, such electors may register late and vote in the election by appearing in person at the office of the Lake County Election Administrator located at the Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., in Polson, Montana and providing to the County Election Administrator the electors’ voter registration information in verifiable form prior to 8 p.m. on May 2, 2023. DATED this 6th day of March 2023. /s/ Toni Kramer Lake County Election Administrator Published on April 6th, 13th & 20th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Probate Cause No. 23-0048-P THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBAL COURT OF THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION, PABLO, MONTANA  IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF:  ROSEMARY WESTERMAN  NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Debra J Phillips has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said Deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred.  Claims must either be mailed to the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, or to the Clerk of Court of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court, P.O. Box 278, Pablo, Montana 59855.  DATED this 20th of March, 2023. /S/ Debra Phillips Personal Representative  Address: DEBRA J PHILLIPS  PO BOX 212  ST.IGNATIUS MT 59865  Published on March 30th, April 6th & 13th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Cause No. DP-23-16 Wendell B. Dunn P.O. Box 592 Polson, MT 59860 Telephone: (406)862-3700 Email: wbd@wendelldunn.com Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSHUA R. F. NUNES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Brenna Schaible has been appointed Personal Representative of the estate of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against said decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to said personal representative at P.O. Box 53 Big Arm, MT 59910 return receipt requested, or filed with the Clerk of the above titled Court at 106 4th Ave. E., Polson, MT 59860. DATED: March 24, 2023 Brenna Schaible Wendell B. Dunn Attorney for Personal Representative Published on March 30th, & April 6th & 13th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

No. DP-23-1 Kelly R. O’Brien MEASURE LAW, P.C. 128 2nd Street East P.O. Box 918 Kalispell, Montana 59903 Phone: (406) 752-6373 Fax: (406) 752-7168 Attorneys for Estate of Jimmy R. Blixt MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JIMMY R. BLIXT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Hon. Molly Owen NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CONNIE FAYE SLOCUM has been appointed as Personal Representative of the above-named estate, and that the address of the Personal Representative is set forth below. All persons or creditors having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. A written statement of the claim indicating its basis, the name and address of the claimant, and the amount claimed, may be filed with the Clerk of the District Court, at Polson, Lake County, Montana, and mailed, Return Receipt Requested, to CONNIE FAYE SLOCUM, Personal Representative, c/o Measure Law, P.C., Attorneys for the Estate of Jimmy R. Blixt, at P.O. Box 918, Kalispell, MT 59903. DATED: March 15, 2023 MEASURE LAW, P.C. By: /s/ Kelly R. O’Brien Attorneys for Estate of Jimmy R. Blixt Published on March 30th, & April 6th & 13th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

INVITATION TO BID AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS RONAN AIRPORT RONAN, MONTANA Notice is hereby given that only bids received through the online bid service, www.QuestCDN.com will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 p.m., local time on THURSDAY APRIL 13, 2023 by the LAKE COUNTY JOINT AIRPORT BOARD for the construction of “Airport Improvements” to include the following: NEW WILDLIFE FENCE PROJECT This work is to include all tools, equipment, materials and labor to complete this project. Only bids received through the online bid service www.QuestCDN.com by the time and date stated for the NEW WILDLIFE FENCE PROJECT shall be opened and read aloud. The QuestCDN project number is: 8440891. Pre-bid Conference. The pre-bid conference is hereby established at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Pilot’s Shack, Ronan Airport. A tour of the work site at the Ronan Airport will be conducted following the pre-bid conference. Contract Documents. The Contract Documents consisting of half size Drawings and Project Manual may be viewed by either electronic documents on-line, or a hard copy at the office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc., 1055 Mount Ave, Missoula, MT 59801, but may only be obtained by electronic documents online. Electronic Transfer - Complete electronic Project Plans, Project Manual, and “Bid Proposal Packet” are available at the Morrison-Maierle, Inc. website “www.m-m.net”, by clicking on the “Projects Bidding” link and selecting this project from the project list. Documents can only be viewed on the Morrison-Maierle, Inc. website, and cannot be downloaded or printed without purchasing. To purchase and download the project documents in pdf format and be placed on the planholder’s list, click “Download Project PDF” and sign on to QuestCDN.com. Plan documents and “Bid Proposal Packet” can be downloaded for a fee of $30.00. Please contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or email “info@questcdn.com” for assistance in the free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Hard Copy - A hard copy set of project documents may be obtained for a non-refundable price of one-hundred dollars ($100.00) for each complete set (half-size drawings) from the office of Morrison-Maierle, 1055 Mount Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. If full-size drawings are required, a charge of $1.00 per sheet will be added to the $100.00 fee. Shipping costs will also be added to the $100.00 fee. Purchase of hard copy documents does not place the bidder or vendor on the Planholder List. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities. The Bidder must supply all the information required by the bid documents and specifications. FUNDING FOR THIS CONTRACT IS FEDERALLY ASSISTED. Contractors at every tier must comply with applicable federal requirements including but not limited to: the Buy American Preference, Civil Rights – General, Davis Bacon Requirements, Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension, Lobbying of Federal Employees, Procurement of Recovered Materials, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Federal Trade Restriction, as contained in the bid documents. DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE: The requirements of 49 CFR part 26 apply to this contract. The Ronan Airport has established an overall DBE goal for the year. It is the policy of the Lake County Joint Airport Board to practice nondiscrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin in the award or performance of this contract. The Owner encourages participation by all firms qualifying under this solicitation regardless of business size or ownership. As required by 49 CFR Part 26, the Airport Authority is required to create a bidders list, consisting of information about all DBE and non-DBE firms that bid or quote on DOT-assisted contracts. The purpose of this requirement is to allow use of the bidders list approach to calculating future overall DBE goals. As per the requirements of the Proposal section, all Prime Bidders submitting bids on this project must submit, with his or her bid, a list including the name, address, and DBE/non-DBE status of all subcontractors and suppliers that bid or quote for work under this contract. Failure to provide this information, as outlined in the Proposal section, will make the bidder non-responsive and not eligible for award of the contract. Funding and Award. This contract will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. Therefore, award of the Contract by the Sponsor will be made subject to concurrence of FAA. Bidders may not withdraw Proposals for a period of ninety (90) days after the bid opening date. Signed: /s/ Rick Newman Chairman Lake County Joint Airport Board Published on March 30th & April 6th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Dept. No.   2 Cause No. DP-23-14 Kevin S. Jones Joseph D. Houston Jones & Houston, PLLC Attorneys at Law 2625 Dearborn Avenue, Ste. 102 Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 541-3333 kevin@jonesmtlaw.com joe@jonesmtlaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representative Larry B. Johnson MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: DEAN G. BIESEMEYER, Deceased.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Larry B. Johnson has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the Deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice, or their claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Jones & Houston, PLLC, Attorneys for the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at 2625 Dearborn Avenue, Ste. 102, Missoula, MT 59804, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Montana the foregoing is true and correct. Dated this 27th day of March, 2023. Larry B. Johnson,                                 Personal Representative of the Estate of Dean G. Biesemeyer Kevin S. Jones, Attorney for Personal Representative Published on March 30th, & April 6th & 13th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS City of Polson Polson, MT 17th Ave. E. Street Improvements Project General Notice City of Polson (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project: 17th Ave. E. Street Improvements Project Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the City Hall located at 106 1st St E, Polson, MT 59860, until Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Project includes the following Work: Construction of new curb, gutter, sidewalk, pavement reconstruction, storm water improvements, signing, and pavement markings for 17 th Ave. East from 1st St. E. to 2nd St. W. Bids are requested for the following Contract: 17th Ave. E. Street Improvements Project Obtaining the Bidding Documents The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: HDR 700 SW Higgins Ave., Suite 200 Missoula, MT 59803 To obtain Bidding Documents either electronically or hard copies, contact: Devie Bessette with HDR at (406) 532-2200 or Devie.Bessette@hdrinc.com-. The contact person for design questions is: Riley Lubbers, PE with HDR. He can be contacted at (406) 532-2229 or riley.lubbers@hdrinc.com. Prospective Bidders may obtain or examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM local time, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described above. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. Electronic bidding documents in portable document format (PDF) are available free of charge by contacting Devie Bessette at 406-532-2200 or devie.bessette@hdrinc.com . Documents will either be emailed or a link to a OneDrive site will be provided for downloading bidding documents. Additional Bid Requirements Bids must be sealed and clearly marked as “17 th Ave. E. Street Improvements Project” on the outside envelope. Each Bid must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to the City of Polson, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the Bid. The successful Bidder shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful Bidder and a certificate of that insurance shall be provided. If the Invitation to Bid is amended, then all terms and conditions which are not modified remain unchanged. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to keep informed of any changes to the solicitation. Bidders must sign and return with their Bid an Acknowledgment of Addendum for any addendum issued. Bids that fail to include an Acknowledgement of Addendum may be considered unresponsive. The right is reserved to reject any or all Bids received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the Contract for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible Bid which is in the best interest of the Owner. Bidders are responsible for reviewing all Bidding Documents. For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents. This Advertisement is issued by: Owner: City of Polson By: Kim Sassaman Title: City Finance Office Published on March 30th, April 6th & April 13th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

INVITATION TO BID Proctor Schoolhouse Remodel Bids for Bid Packs as detailed below– Plans will be available April 3, 2023. A pre-bid conference for all bidders will be held on Wednesday April 12, 2023, at 10:00 am local time. Prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. Bidders to meet on- site at the Proctor Schoolhouse. All bid packages will be received by Superintendent Carolyn Hall at the office of the Upper West Shore School District #33, 43622 B Street, Dayton, MT 59914 2:00 PM Mountain time on April 27, 2023. See Invitation to Bid within the specifications for bidding requirements. Bids will be received for: Proctor Schoolhouse Remodel. Bid package documents prepared by A&E Design may be obtained at the online Builder’s Exchange by contacting Montanabid.com This is a Montana Prevailing Wage Rate Project. See State of Montana website and/or project specifications for current effective labor rates. All laborers and mechanics employed by SUBCONTRACTOR or its subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as required by law. The SUBCONTRACTOR must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. All Federal and State laws and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over the project shall apply to the contract throughout. The State of Montana 1% Gross Receipts Tax applies to this project. Successful BIDDERS shall furnish insurance as described in the Bid Documents and certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided. The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the Construction Manager and the Owner. Published on April 6th, 13th & 20th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

LEGAL NOTICE OLLENDIKE FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION Andy Evensen, of Evensen Engineering, on behalf of Frances Ollendike, has applied for a floodplain development permit for a shoreline bank stabilization project due to ongoing erosion on the subject property within the 100-year floodplain of Swan Lake. The project includes installation of riprap, root wads, and native vegetation along a +/-50-foot span of shoreline. The subject property is approx. 1.5 acres and is legally described as lot 7 of Cygnet Ranch Swan Lake Tracts, a subdivision located within section 24 of T26N, R19W. Information regarding the proposals is available from the Lake County Planning Dept. All written and verbal comments are welcome and will be considered. The deadline to submit comments is Friday, April 21, 2023. Comments may be mailed to Lake County Planning Dept., 106 Fourth Ave East, Polson, MT 59860, or faxed: 406-883-7205, or e-mailed: planning@lakemt.gov. Published on April 6th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________