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County employees recognized


Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Fillmore County commissioners had their annual reception to recognize years of service by employees at the board's February 9 meeting. Highway maintenance employees were hard at work clearing roads once more after another snow storm and were unable to attend. Chairman Duane Bakke recognized them in their absence, saying we appreciate their work out there.

Three employees were honored for thirty-five years of service, including Deborah Jeffers of the County Attorney's Office, Thomas Kycek of the Sheriff's Office, and Steven Rahn with Highway Maintenance who was absent. Two employees had achieved twenty-five years of service including Lynette Grabau with Public Health, HHA and Barbara Ann Shafer with Public Health, HHA.

Twenty-four more employees received certificates for serving twenty, fifteen, ten, and five years.

Each year the county awards employees for their efforts toward safety. Terry Schultz and Blaine Tufte received the safety award.

BCHRA

Wayne Stenberg, Community Development Semcac, gave a presentation on Bluff Country Housing and Redevelopment Authority (BCHRA). Semcac Community Development administrates the BCHRA which was started in 1991 and serves Fillmore and Houston Counties. The BCHRA has purchased Harmony Manor, a twenty-unit apartment complex which is being renovated by Semcac. The goal is to keep the apartments affordable. An Energy Block Grant is being used to put a boiler system in the complex.

Fillmore County has a revolving loan fund which initially was funded with $50,000 of levy money. Loans of up to $7,500 are available for qualifying applicants. Stenberg noted they have had to turn some people away due to credit ratings. He said a small cities proposal including Canton, Peterson and Whalan has been submitted for a total of 15 homes. If it is funded, there will be up to $20,000 available per home for rehabilitation only. These funds could be used for improvements like putting a new roof on a home to making it handicapped accessible.

The BCHRA strives to form partnerships with other organizations to preserve affordable housing, especially for people with fixed incomes. Stenberg says the county benefits with affordable rents and rehabbed homes so it can retain families, increase property values, make towns more stable and increase the ability to attract employers because of improved housing availability.

There was $7.6 million of federal money allocated a year ago to .....
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Canton Semcac senior dining

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Semcac Senior Dining is moving! Beginning on March 1st, noon meals for persons 60 years old or over (and their spouses) are being served every Monday thru Friday at T & J's Café in Canton, 601 W Hwy 52.

Meal service is at 11:30 a.m. Mea ..... 
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SEMAC announces April 1 grant application deadline

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) announces a call for grant proposals, due by April 1, 2010.

I. ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND GRANTS

Up to $10,000 proposals for innovative arts activities that increase access t ..... 
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Staff Changes At Commonweal Theatre

Thu, Feb 11th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements



LANESBORO, MN. - The Commonweal Theatre Co. announces new administrative staff members and duties as it begins its twenty-second season producing live, professional theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro. Commonweal operates under a rare arti ..... 
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F & M Community Bank promotes Aug to President

Mon, Feb 8th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Daniel M. Christianson, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of F & M Community Bank, Preston, MN, announced the promotion of Charles Aug. The bank's Board of Directors, at its January meeting, elected Aug president and chief operating ..... 
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F & M COMMUNITY BANK PROMOTES AUG TO PRESIDENT

Tue, Feb 2nd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

PRESTON, MN FEBRUARY 1, 2010 - Daniel M. Christianson, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of F & M Community Bank, Preston, MN, announces the promotion of Charles Aug. The bank's Board of Directors, at its January meeting, elected Aug ..... 
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Lanesboro Welcomes THE LAB, an Independently Owned Optical Lab Business in Southeast Minnesota

Mon, Feb 1st, 2010
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Lanesboro, Minnesota: THE LAB, an independently owned optical lab service provider, was established in July 2009 in this small southeastern Minnesota town (population 788). Built upon friendliness and strong work ethics, THE LAB strives to develop re ..... 
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Ken Graner Appointed Commercial/Agricultural Loan Officer for Merchants Bank in St. Charles

Thu, Jan 14th, 2010
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ST. CHARLES, Minn. - Ken Graner has joined Merchants Bank in St. Charles as Vice President/Agriculture and Commercial Loan Officer.

Ken has been a banker in the area since 1993 and most recently worked with Associated Bank in Lanesbo ..... 
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Preston Holiday Contest Winners

Thu, Dec 31st, 2009
Posted in Business Announcements

Preston Jackpot winners so far was the first week, December 3, 2009 and was Art Callahan.

The Holiday Display/Lighting Contest winners for Preston Businesses:

• 1st Place - Uncommon Charm

• 2nd Place - Preston Appl ..... 
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