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City of Harmony donates to nursing home project


Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

By Jade Sexton

Tim Samuelson, Administrator at Harmony Healthcare, approached the City Council at their regular meeting on April 8. He explained that he has had a dream for many years to be able to purchase a new power generator, as the current one is old and needs replacing, but they have not had the funds to do so. A new generator will cost $75,250. Recently, they received a donation from Murrell and Joyce Jacobson in the amount of $50,000 to go toward the purchase, so since then he has been trying to raise the rest of the money.

He asked the city to donate $4,000 toward to new generator. He explained the new generator will enable the nursing home to continue to offer food, lights, power, heating, and air condition in the event of an emergency. They would also be able to hold more people from town, such as the residents at Heritage Grove or the other senior apartments in town.

Stuart Morem spoke up on behalf of the nursing home, saying the donation is a huge deal, and he feels it’s a very important project. “It’s really a positive thing,” he said. “It will take care of the food and everything else for people who have nowhere else to go.”

There was a question about other generators in town. The fire hall has a generator, as does the wastewater treatment plant, the bank, and the telephone office.

Gerald Shuck made a motion to donate $10,000 from the electric fund. The motion passed.

Audit Report

Jason Boynton of Smith Schafer and Associates presented the council with the 2012 audit report. He went over the fund balances, revenues and expenditures for each fund, and gave a good report for Harmony, seeing nothing to be concerned about.

The fire fund has a negative balance due to the purchase of a new fire truck, but the city already has plans and is working on building that balance back up.

Local government aid (LGA) has remained the same since 2010. The general tax levy has made up 37 percent of total revenues.

The general fund balance of $600,000. The unreserved general fund balance is 90 percent of expenditures, which is a good percentage to have.

There is currently $497,241 in the Capital Projects fund. City Administrator Jerome Illg pointed out that the reason it is so high is because these numbers are as of December 31, 2012, and some of the money has been or will be spent on seal .....
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Free health screening offered in Rushford

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) and Semcac are partnering to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 7:30 to 10: 00 AM at the Tenborg Center in Rushford. This screening is open to both Se ..... 
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Fillmore County launches new free discount prescription savings program

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Preston, MN – Fillmore County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of thei ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Announces 2013 Summer Meal Program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

This summer, all children ages birth to 18, REGARDLESS of income level, will be able to eat FREE breakfasts and lunches at school Mondays thru Fridays during designated serving times. Summer meals will be served as follows: Breakfast from 8:00am-9 ..... 
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Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes: new four-week program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Are you or a family member at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes and could benefit from a refresher course on how to manage your blood sugar? Winona Health’s Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes program is for you. Facilitated ..... 
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Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes: new four-week program

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Are you or a family member at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes and could benefit from a refresher course on how to manage your blood sugar? Winona Health’s Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes program is for you. Facilitated ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on April 2

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typica ..... 
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Winneshiek Medical Center invites the community to share health concerns

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Winneshiek Medical Center is seeking community input on the health needs of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota though an online survey and local listening sessions. Called a Community Health Needs Assessment, the survey is designed to gather ..... 
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Winneshiek Medical Center invites the community to share health concerns: Mabel listening session March 20

Thu, Mar 7th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Winneshiek Medical Center is seeking community input on the health needs of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota though an online survey and local listening sessions. Called a Community Health Needs Assessment, the survey is designed to gather ..... 
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