Aaron Nielsen, Utility Supt. for the City of Randolph and Ben Benton City Administrator coordinated with Dwayne Schutt owner of BoBo’s Express Trucking the pickup and delivery of the Red Ball Diamond Aglime for our City ball fields. Six semi-trucks pulled into the high school parking lot around 12:30 pm Tuesday. The trucks and drivers were: 2 from Bobo’s Express driven by Dwayne Schutt with trailer provided by Mike Strathman, Michael Schutt-BoBo’s with trailer provided by Brett Haisch, one truck and trailer by Luke Stueckrath-local farmer and trucking, one truck and trailer by Dan Haselhorst-local farmer and trucking, one truck driven by Derek Kuhl-local businessman with truck provided by Korth Trucking and trailer by Andy Nordhues, and one truck and trailer by Brett Haisch- trucker and farmer from Laurel who also drives for BoBo’s Express.
On hand to help with the unloading process were Aaron Nielsen and TJ Lackas from the City of Randolph and two strong high school students Tyson Junck and AJ Blickinstaff. Special thanks from the City of Randolph and our Park Board to these individuals and businesses for helping with this project and taking time from their regular business operations. Pictured below are photos of those helping.
Julie King, Park Board Member, stated that this project had been funded through a grant that was received for our City Park Ball Fields. The Park Board was very grateful to be able to make these arrangements for delivery with local business owners and citizens from our community.
On Monday, April 13, 2020, Janelle Biernbaum, Economic Development Director for the City of Randolph was notified of three grant awards which she had applied for the Randolph Community Golf Course.
Darrin Nordhues, an avid golfer from Randolph who is an employee of Purina Animal Nutrition, which is owned by Land O’ Lakes advised Biernbaum of grant opportunities through the Land O’ Lakes Foundation in January when an application was submitted by Biernbaum to the Foundation.
Requirements of submitting a grant to the Land O’ Lakes Foundation required matching funds from other local agricultural related businesses. Nordhues contacted Brad Bargstadt, General Manager for Randolph Farm Supply, Inc., who sought and received approval from his Board of Directors for matching funds. Darrin also provided contact information for Biernbaum, to request matching funds from Central Valley Ag’s, (CVA) also a local business whose Corporate Office in York to seek matching grant funds as well.
Randolph Farm Supply, Inc. awarded a $2000.00 grant to the golf course with matching funds of $1000.00 from CVA, and $1000.00 from Land O’ Lakes Foundation.
The grant application was submitted for repairs and maintenance for the Randolph Golf Course Club house.
On Wednesday, April 15th, during the Randolph City Council Meeting check presentations for the grants were awarded by Brad Bragstadt from Randolph Farm Supply, Darrin Nordhuse, Purina Animal Nutrition, to City Administrator Ben Benton, Bill Schmidt, President of the Golf Board and Mike Strathman, Vice President of the Golf Board.
In accepting the grants totally $4000.00, Benton said, “this a great investment from our agricultural partners for our community’s Club House. This will allow us to make some of the needed repairs and maintenance needs for our aging Club House. And, I would like to especially thank Darrin Nordhuse for his insight into this grant for our community needs. “