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Youth tractor safety classes offered


Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The 25th joint annual youth tractor safety training is being planned for Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11. The training sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. each day. It will be held at Rushford-Peterson High School. Our area High School Ag Instructors will conduct the training. Classroom instruction, videos, safety demonstrations, and actual tractor driving are key parts of the course.

Students must be at least 12. There is a $10 charge to cover the cost of the certificate and materials. Students are asked to bring a sack lunch and beverage.

If you have any questions, please contact your Ag Instructor or the Extension Office. To enroll a student, contact the Fillmore County Extension Office at 507-765-3896.

Although this is not a competition many of the youngest students become very discouraged when they are unable to do the same things as those students only a year or two older are able to do very well. Parents need to give considerable thought to rather or not their child is ready to operate a tractor!

Youth ages 14 and 15, employed on a farm need a Tractor Safety Training Course, and have a “Certificate of Training” in accordance with the Child-Labor Requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Minors under age 16 working for their parents are exempt from this law. However, if your son/daughter age 12 and up, operate tractors or other equipment on your farm, we encourage them to participate in the tractor safety training. Please register by Monday, June 2.

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools to be used on their project of building a permanent fence around the baseball field. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a g ..... 
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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 4 By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had tw ..... 
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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

Day 4 By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had tw ..... 
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Houston Robotics Team presents their trip to World Championship in St. Louis

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board had a very busy meeting on May 6. In attendance was the Houston Robotics Team that told the board about their trip to the World Championship in St. Louis. Team members Lilli Carlson and Evan Heintz said that even though they ..... 
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Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The week of May 5–9 is Teacher Appreciation Week with Tuesday, May 6 being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day! We ask our parents and community members to join us in extending our thanks and appreciation to the teachers at Rushford-Peterson Sc ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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Houston School Board selects superintendent

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a special meeting on April 24 to discuss how to proceed in their search for a superintendent. They had recently received news that one of the two remaining candidates accepted a position at another school. This left the ..... 
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