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Lanesboro Child Care Center thriving


Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board met on June 18, 2015 at 7 pm. All board members were present.

The minutes from the May 21 board meeting reviewed and approved.

Treasurer Lolly Melander gave the treasury report. The Lanesboro school district currently has a bank balance of $698,396.32.

The district bills and payroll were approved by the board.

Lanesboro Child Care Center director, Sally Ming, was present at the meeting to discuss the daycare with the board. The center currently serves over 100 children, ages six weeks through 3rd grade, from over 70 families and employs 11 teachers and aides to care for the children. They have recently divided the infant and toddler room into stationary and mobile infants. Ming noted that she receives several calls a week asking about openings in the daycare and has to turn them away because the daycare is full. There is a waiting list for the infant and school age rooms. The rates are competitive with other daycare centers in the area, but are much lower than rates in Rochester.

Ming asked for the board’s help with figuring out a solution to the problem with a lack of shade in the outdoor play area. At one time, a canopy had been installed to give the children a shaded area to play in, but due to regulations, it had to be removed. She was unsure of the best solution to the problem at this time.

The biggest concern with the daycare is staff turnover. Currently, there is a group of good, dedicated teachers and aides, but if one were to quit and need to be replaced, it would be difficult to hire someone else. This is due to the increase in education regulations required by the state. Superintendent Jeff Boggs pointed out that, in theory, higher standards and regulations are a good thing, but in reality, they actually hurt daycare centers because they can’t afford to pay as much as someone with a degree would normally earn.

The child care center was originally started because so many families were leaving the district to find daycare services. The center now serves quite a few out-of-district families and brings students into the district. Ming stated that overall, things are going very well for the daycare.

A motion passed allowing the district to obtain milk bids for the 2015-2016 school year.

The 2015 fiscal year budget was approved as the initial budget for the 2016 fiscal year which is stand .....
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Rushford approves offer for community center sale; new city engineer

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The Monday, June 22 Rushford Council meeting brought the long-awaited news of an offer to purchase the former community center, ending a nearly 6-year saga. Located at 1108 Miller Circle, in the Himlie Business Park, the center was initially approve ..... 
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Salvation Army expands services to Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in All Features

Many area residents may not be aware that in April of 2015 the board of the Salvation Army approved expanding services to aid residents in Fillmore County and several other counties. Jessica Schultz, REACH/Pharmacy Coordinator for the Salvation ..... 
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Husband and wife make a great team

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015

Andy and Anita Bisek began renovating houses in Preston, Minn. approximately three years ago, and the two work very well together to bring the homes back to what they once were or better. Anita states “we have always remodeled houses we have liv ..... 
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Notice of application for Livestock feedlot permit

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in All Legals

Notice is hereby given per Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 116, that Kevin Horihan has made application to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and/or to The County of Fillmore for a permit to construct or expand a feedlot with a capacity of 500 anima ..... 
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NOtice of Mortgage Foreclosure sale DATE: June 8, 2015

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in All Legals

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1. Date of Mortgage: June 6, 2008 2. Mortgagors: Terry G. Lesser & Nan Lesser 3. Mortgagees: ..... 
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Request for proposal City of lanesboro

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in All Legals

(STREET ASSESSMENT) Lanesboro is soliciting proposals from qualified architectural and/or engineering consulting firms to conduct a condition assessment of city owned municipal streets. The objective is to obtain information and track street conditi ..... 
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Public Notice Pilot Mound Township landowners

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in All Legals

The township plans to spray roadside brush along township roads in June and July. Any adjacent landowner may opt out of this program and choose to remove their brush by October 1, 2015. Call Board Chair Jordan Redalen (273-3117) or email [Read the Rest]

Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

2015 marks the 16th year of the Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant. Pageant coordinators, Amanda Heibel, Emily Kiehne and Allison Whalen, are very excited about the activities that lay ahead for the eight contestants. This year’s contestants are L ..... 
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