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Monster Bash scares up funds for Fillmore Central band and choir


Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central band and choir are planning a June 2014 trip to Disney World. There they will enjoy such things as the whimsical Magic Kingdom, perhaps they will bump into the famed Mickey and Minnie and perform on the grounds among other things. But to get there, they first have to scare the living daylights out of Fillmore County residents and others who dare to step foot into the eerie creation residing inside the Harmony Community Center.

An absolutely elaborate fright, this activity is a must if you are a scare junkie, adrenaline junkie or plain old fashioned lover of Halloween tricks and spooks. Guided by husband and wife Lane and Jessie Powell, who both actively teach musical arts at Fillmore Central, I was given a lights-on tour of what is literally, what I feel will become known as one of the most talked about spooktaculars in Minnesota. Lights on, this reporter fell victim to shivers down her spine and absolute terror at the mere thought of what dark would bring. Lights off? I think I will wait for the readers to let me know how that goes for them.

The intricacy that Chairman Jay Masters of Harmony, Minn. brings to the table is unbelievable local talent that would compare to any commercial haunted house, perhaps even leaving it in the shadows. Together Jay and Lane have constructed nearly every piece used for the scaring you to the depths of your soul. Other props have been purchased through cash donations given by area businesses.

What started last Halloween has only grown this year; the space used is larger, the breath-taking pinnacles will leave you shaking, all new attractions to discover and I would bet that you will scream in ways that you have never thought were possible.

The project is staffed by Fillmore Central band and choir members and their families. The Powells explained that each student has an account set up and is credited for hours they work at each fundraising event. These credits are then used to help alleviate costs for their annual trip. Although the haunted house is only in its second year, it is by far the largest event the groups participate in. From setup to tear down with thrills and chills in between, students have the opportunity to alleviate the cost of their annual trip from the funds raised.

If you dare, the haunted house is open now through Halloween night. Located in the Harmony Community Center, admission is $8 per person. Bring a few e .....
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Monster Bash scares up funds for Fillmore Central band and choir

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central band and choir are planning a June 2014 trip to Disney World. There they will enjoy such things as the whimsical Magic Kingdom, perhaps they will bump into the famed Mickey and Minnie and perform on the grounds among other thin ..... 
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Special Houston School Board meeting - search for superintendent

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The search for an interim superintendent is in full force for the Houston School Board. On October 22, the school board held a special meeting to select candidates that would go forward in the interview process based on their applications and resume ..... 
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Red Cross launches high school leadership program

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in All Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. — High school students across the country can help patients in need by donating blood and platelets, volunteering at blood drives and donation centers, and recruiting new donors with the American Red Cross. In turn, students can ea ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for the ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for the ..... 
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Lanesboro Elementary named Reward School

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Principal James Semmen informed the school board that Lanesboro Elementary was recently named one of the Minnesota Department of Education’s 2013 Reward Schools. He explained the Reward Schools include the top 50 percent of all schools, not school ..... 
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Houston School Board set to review candidate applications

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on October 15 in the Houston High School Library. At the meeting the board discussed the search for an interim superintendent to replaced Interim Superintendent Bartleson. The application deadline for the cand ..... 
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Semcac head start receives new state scholarship awards

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Semcac Head Start recently learned that the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) approved its two applications for Early Learning Scholarships Pathway II. The Pathway II Scholarship allocations will support opening of a pre-school center in Owato ..... 
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