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15th annual MAT scholarships


Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Minnesota Association of Townships is proud to again offer a township scholarship program for high school juniors in the state of Minnesota. Up to four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The Minnesota Association of Townships is a non-profit corporation representing Minnesota townships while promoting an understanding of the heritage, future and being a voice for its roughly 9,000 officers. It regularly conducts research and educational programs designed to foster efficient and economical town governmental services and acts as a liaison between township officers and other local government officials to encourage sustained cooperation.

The Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is designed to heighten awareness among young people about Minnesota’s Grassroots Township government. The program encourages every high school in the state of Minnesota to offer this opportunity for Juniors to participate in this scholarship program.

Eligibility

All students currently enrolled in the 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial high school or a home study program and who plan to further their education at a college, university, or vocational school are eligible for this program. They cannot be the child, stepchild, grandchild or step-grandchild, brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsister of a MAT director or staff member.

Requirements

•Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with a written essay discussing this year’s topic, which is: Fire protection is an important part of public safety that is provided by townships all across Minnesota. There are different ways that fire protection can be provided. What are the different ways fire protection is provided by townships? How is the cost of fire protection funded by a township and at what meeting is the extent of that cost approved? What challenges are faced by rural fire departments in providing fire protection?

•Essays must be between 450 and 500 words, and must be typed with double spacing.

•Applicants should not name themselves, their school, their town or city, or their local officials in the essay.

•See the application for research tips (application can be found on our website www.mntownships.org).

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2014, a busy year in Preston

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston city council at their December 15 meeting, the last in 2014, concluded its business for the year. City administrator Joe Hoffman maintained that this has been a very busy year with a number of different projects. The largest of these b ..... 
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Houston school board approves tax levy

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

By Angie Rodenburg The Houston school board held a meeting on December 16. The meeting was shorter than usual; however, the school board was able to take care of some important business. The school board approved the audit that was presented at t ..... 
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Canton rolls out garbage totes

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

A new plan for waste removal in Canton was discussed and approved at the December 10 meeting of the Canton city council. Mayor Donivee Johnson reported that Richards Sanitation is willing to pick up recycling for $3.00 per month and to allow the ..... 
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Johnny Carson Long

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

After a long illness, Johnny Carson Long passed away at Seasons Hospice on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the age of 83. Johnny was born Dec. 27, 1930, to Thurston and Irene (Rowe) Long. He grew up in the Cherry Grove area, where he attended count ..... 
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Arlis R. Vickerman

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Arlis R. Vickerman, age 90, of Mabel died Sunday, December 14, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Arlis was born December 27, 1923 in the “Big Woods” of Fillmore County to Henry and Ida Vickerman. He was baptized and confirmed at the Newbu ..... 
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Delvin W. Bunke

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Delvin W. Bunke, 85, of Preston, Minn. died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Mayo Clinic - St. Mary’s Campus Delvin was a tolerant man of perseverance born a month before the great depression. He asked little of the world. He was a man of few w ..... 
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Daryl F. Gates

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Daryl F. Gates, age 61 of North Mankato, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Memorial prayer service was held at 12 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northview - North Mankato, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, Minn. Burial will be at a later ..... 
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Ray C. Humble

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Ray C. Humble, 93, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, December 12, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Ray was born on July 23, 1921, on the home farm in Norway Township of Fillmore County, Minn. He attended the Dolalie School and Gradu ..... 
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