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$500 scholarship available for returning college students


Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship for Fillmore County college students who are returning to school this fall. To be eligible students must be a returning college sophomore, junior or senior; must be pursuing a degree in natural resources, agriculture or related field; be enrolled in classes for next fall; and not be a prior recipient of a SWCD scholarship. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application with the required essay by July 30th, 2010. The successful applicant will be selected by the Fillmore SWCD Board of Supervisors at the August board meeting. Applications may be picked up at the Fillmore SWCD office located at 900 Washington Street NW in Preston or are available online at www.fillmoreswcd.org. If you have questions about the scholarship or would like more information, please call the SWCD office at (507) 765-3878 Ext. 3.

Make a splash...read!

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Ahoy Readers! Young people age 0 through 18 are encouraged to come in and "Dive into Books" at Preston Public Library this summer, June 7 - August 28. Readers may sign up anytime all summer long. Weekly prize drawings will reward readers along with ..... 
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Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff's Association awards scholarships

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff's Association awarded two $500.00 scholarships this year. The scholarship program was established by the association in 1998. Graduating high school students who are residents of Fillmore County and pursuing a care ..... 
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County wide bullying grant

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Family Resources was awarded a county wide violence prevention grant in 2008. The grant is a Problem Solving Partnership Grant from Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs. The primary goal of the grant is to increase sa ..... 
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Teen summer reading at the Chatfield Public Library

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Summer is here! Come on down to the library and participate in the summer programs, or just check out a good book! All teens ages 13-18 are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Chatfield Public Library. The Teen Summer Re ..... 
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Fire at Fillmore Central High School handled well by all involved

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 25, high school Principal Heath Olstad gave the board an update about the recent fire at the high school building. The fire occurred on Wednesday, May 19, during the lunch hour, and it started ..... 
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Living with D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Living with D.A.R.E. does not only mean drugs, it means making right choices. You shouldn't let a friend make your choices for you, even if they are your best friends, because the choices may not always be something good, like having you do drugs. Y ..... 
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D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

I have learned how to make healthy choices for myself since being in the D.A.R.E. program. I also have learned many ways to say "NO" to bad peer pressure which will enable me to make good choices in my future. D.A.R.E. has alerted me about many harm ..... 
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D.A.R.E. report

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

I have learned what the definition of D.A.R.E. is and that is Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The decision-making model is Define Assess Respond Evaluate. I have learned to make good decisions and how to say no to smoking, tobacco and drugs. I have ..... 
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