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Fillmore Central projects underway


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22.

The new electronic sign at the high school has been installed and is working. A similar sign will be placed at the elementary school later this week.

Mensink said the parking lot project at the elementary school is moving along nicely. Water at the football field was installed and is ready to go when football season starts.

The high school building is currently torn apart as the new sprinkler system is being installed. The new wireless system will be up and running soon as well. Olstad said everything will be completed before school starts in September.

New Freezer

Superintendent Richard Keith said the walk-in freezer at the high school has been having problems. It was purchased used and the district has had to put a lot of money into it this last year. Bids were received from Kingsley Mercantile and Rochester Restaurant Supply. The bid from Kingsley Mercantile in Harmony was accepted at $16,096.

Milk and Lunch Prices

Keith explained the price of adult lunches must be set at $3.40 this year. The board had previously approved the cost at $3.35. The board approved an increase to $3.50 in order to stay within USDA regulations for the next year or two.

The board had also previously approved the price of milk for break to be $35 per semester for grades K-6. The school recently got some state funding to reduce costs for kindergarteners, which will cover a majority of the cost. The board approved the price change for kindergarten to $15 per semester.

Personnel

The termination of Mary Breon from the daycare program was approved. The board also accepted a resignation from Brooke Ruesink from her position as co-director of the summer rec program.

Maternity leave for Janelle Therman was approved for the month of September. An additional 10 hours per week was approved for custodian Dustin Ferri through the month of August due to construction projects.

The remainder of the fall coaches for volleyball were approved. Kelsey Ristau will be coaching 7th grade, Kristi Bren and Tiffany Scheevel 9th grade, and Ashley Case will switch from 9th grade to B-squad. .....
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Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22. ..... 
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Rushford Days 2014 packed full of fun

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The City of Rushford, Minn. was blessed with perfect weather for Rushford Days 2014 which was held July 14-20. The sunshine and warm temperatures brought a large crowd who did not let road construction in town stop them from enjoying the celebration ..... 
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39th Annual Fastpitch Tournament

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Sports

“Strike! Ball! You’re out! Safe!” were often heard at Whalan’s Fastpitch Tournament, on July 4, 5 and 6. We had three beautiful days, probably the best weather in our 39 years of hosting the tournament. That, along with some good games, goo ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses revenue opportunity; approves senior passes

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge At the Chatfield School Board meeting on July 21, Superintendent Ed Harris explained that there was an opportunity from the state allowing for the school board to take advantage of a minor increase in revenue for the district. ..... 
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Minnesota starwatch for August 2014

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Deane Morrison August is a great month for vacations, and even the planets seem to be at play. Take Mars, for example. Last month its eastward motion carried it past its longtime companion, the bright star Spica, in Virgo. As August begins, Ma ..... 
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Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for ..... 
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School of High Performance Basketball College Workouts by NBA Trainers in Bemidji, Minn.

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The 1st annual School of High Performance Basketball College Workouts will be featuring advanced skill instruction by NBA Trainers. 75 minute specialized sessions will be held at the Calvary Lutheran Church Gym in Bemidji beginning August 1 with Tim ..... 
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Second annual Mud/Trail Run hosted by Live Well Winona

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

If you are looking for your next challenge and really don’t mind getting a little dirty, this course is for you. Registration is now open for the “individual wave” of the mud/trail run. This event takes place on September 6 at 10:30 a.m. ..... 
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