Jac's
 
 
VBC Video
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | > | >>

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awarded grant through the Blue Cross Foundation


Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

OWATONNA, Minn. - Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) received a $100,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help more children be better prepared for kindergarten in Martin, Faribault, Fillmore and Houston counties. The funds will be used to expand SMIF’s proven Quality Child Care Program (QCCP) into four counties for family child care providers. The trainings will be held in these four counties; although providers from other counties are welcome and encouraged to attend. SMIF will work with Child Care Aware Southern, First Children’s Finance, and other local early childhood partners to implement the program.

SMIF’s goal is to continue to expand and increase the number of Parent Aware-rated, licensed family providers so they can provide quality programming, ensuring more children are ready for kindergarten. The program gives providers opportunities close to home: group trainings, one-on-one mentoring, and curriculum to support improved quality ratings.

The SMIF grant is one of five awarded across the state to help licensed family child care providers participate in Parent Aware, Minnesota’s quality rating system.

“Education and health are strongly connected, and a solid start is essential for healthy futures. We know that 90 percent of brain development happens before age five, and healthy development in the earliest years of life is linked to healthy behaviors later in life,” said Carolyn Link, executive director of the Foundation. “We are proud to support SMIF in its effort to help young learners and their education and care providers.”

“We are excited to be able to continue expanding our Quality Child Care Provider training into four additional counties, thanks to this grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation,” said Tim Penny, SMIF President/CEO. “Our proven QCCP training is effective in providing outreach, technical assistance, training, financial incentives, and other tools to enhance quality and increase participation in the Parent Aware Quality Rating System-especially in under-served, targeted areas across southern Minnesota.”

For more information on Blue Cross’ grantmaking programs, visit bcbsmnfoundation.org or call (651) 662-3950. For more information about SMIF, visit www.smifoundation.org or call 507-455-3215.

About So .....
[Read the Rest]
Fillmore County Pork Producers
Hoffman Stables

Governor Dayton requests presidential disaster declaration

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Today, Governor Mark Dayton requested that President Barack Obama declare a major disaster in Minnesota as a result of heavy rainstorms and flooding that began June 11. In a letter to President Obama, Governor Dayton described wi ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Are we doomed to polarization?

By Lee Hamilton

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing. The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in recent years detail a polarized nation, divided both ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Riverboat Days Festival - July 25-26, 2014

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

“...the biggest party on the Mississippi” – Wabasha County Herald “Music, art and good food are an integral part to this family-fun festival” - Travelocity The Wabasha –Kellogg Chamber has been busy planning the 36th Annual Riverboat ..... 
[Read the Rest]

College News 7.14.14

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Dean’s/President’s List •Iowa State University: Gwendolyn Mae Petrillo of Fountain, Minn.; Casey John Ristau of Preston, Minn.; Lucas Allan Johnson of Whalan, Minn.; Kathleen E. Roberts of Wykoff, Minn.; •Drake University: Kyli Torkelso ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Juliet Alvera Campbell

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Juliet Alvera Campbell, 91, of Lanesboro, Minn., died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn. Juliet was born August 18, 1922 on the family farm in Carrollton Township, rural Lanesboro to Jennie O ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Tue, Jul 8th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

ArtHaus is pleased to present The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on Sunday, July 13 at 7pm in the ArtHaus Studio Courtyard, located next door to Vesterheim Museum. The concert is sponsored by A&J Petersburg Agency. The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra is a s ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lucille Katarina Cerling

Tue, Jul 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

“Life is worth living as long as there is a laugh in it,”author L.M. Montgomery once said. Lucille Katarina Cerling was born on October 6, 1988 in Houston, Texas with congenital muscle and joint defects that prevented her from almost any movemen ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Battle of Tupelo, MS. Commemoration and Civil War Soldier Grave Rededication

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Saturday July 12, 2014 Silver Creek Cemetery, Houston, Minn. Ceremony commences at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by: Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Silver Creek Cemetery Association, Houston American Legion Post 423 and the Houston County Historica ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | > | >>