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SEMAC Awards Arts Grants


Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in All Education

On August 20, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 33 grants for a total of $122,381 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included twenty McKnight Individual Artist Grants for $77,081, seven General Operating Support Grants to arts organizations for $27,300, and six Artists in Education Grants to public schools for $18,000.

SEMAC is the State Arts Board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

Grants were awarded to the following individuals and organizations in Fillmore county:

Fillmore County

•Lane Michael Powell received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Concert Band Commission.

•Rushford Area Society of the Arts received a $3,300 General Operating Support grant for Program Expansion.

•Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for Administrative Expenses.

For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, Minn. 55901 or call 507-281-4848. Information may also be found on our Web site at www.semac.org.

Houston School Board plans search for superintendent

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in All Education

By Angie Rodenburg Houston Public Schools held a school board meeting on Tuesday, August 20. The board is busy gearing up for the start of a new school year, with the first day of school being September 3. A highlight from the meeting included a ..... 
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College News

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List/Honors •U of MN Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.: Miranda Walbridge of Fountain; Alyssia Morley of Harmony; Tori Ristau of Preston; and Cristine Youngs of Spring Valley. •Riverland Community College: Nicholas Mesenbring ..... 
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Preston Veteran’s Scholarship Fund Awards 18 in 2013

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Mitchell Walbridge As college students are counting down the days to campus move-in day, 18 of Preston, Minnesota’s finest are one step closer to receiving their scholarships from the Preston Veteran’s Scholarship Fund. The Preston Vetera ..... 
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2013 Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Scholarships

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen has announced the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2013. Sheriff Jensen proudly announced that the MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 ..... 
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FCLMC Wolves wrestling team

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Several members of the FCLMC Wolves wrestling team attended team camp at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln July 14-18. Overall, the team went 8-4 in team dual matches. Shown here are the wrestlers with Jordan Burroughs, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist. ..... 
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World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements Documentary

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

LANESBORO, Minn. – The documentary film “World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements” will be shown on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center in partnership with Frozen River Film Festiv ..... 
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World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements Documentary

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

LANESBORO, Minn. – The documentary film “World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements” will be shown on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center in partnership with Frozen River Film Festiv ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 16th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, Minn. First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony, Minn. for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $5 ..... 
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