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Lanesboro horticulture class working on landscaping project


Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The talk at the Lanesboro School Board meeting was all about plants on February 16. Two groups from the new horticulture class gave presentations about landscaping projects, and the school board had to decide which one to approve.

The first presentation was from Team B, and their plan was to do some landscaping on the west side of the building. They passed out drawings of their plan, and went over the plants and trees they planned on using. They chose a lot evergreens and plants that would survive the harsh Minnesota winters.

The group had also figured out a budget for their project, and the total cost was $3,994.95. They would be getting their plants from Bachmann’s at a wholesale price. The cost of delivery was $300.

Team A would also be getting their plants from Bachmann’s at a reduced price. They also chose a lot of evergreens, as well as native perennial flowers, including bright sunset lilies and butterfly flowers.

Both teams said the future horticulture classes would be taking care of the maintenance. They would be using red rock to control the weeds, as well as plastic edging. The total cost of Team A’s project was $3,250.25.

Chairperson Dave Ruen said he liked pieces of both projects. “You can’t go wrong with either one,” he said. He mentioned the fact that the corners of Team B’s project might make it hard to mow around.

Jason Reisman, a local landscaper who has been volunteering his help with the project, said the students took into account mowing when working on their plans. He and members of Team B said the corners could be rounded without changing the design at all.

Council member Steve Snyder also like the rounded corners of Team A’s project, but liked Team B’s design along the sidewalk on the west side. He asked if Team B could try to incorporate more of the native flowers in their design.

It was decided to go with Team B, but have them work with Team A on adding the flowers and rounding the corners. They are to keep the total cost under $4,000.

The other major topic at the meeting was the greenhouse project. Superintendent Jeff Boggs said Kristi Ruen and Tim Willette have been researching greenhouse. They also applied for, and received, a grant for $12,500 to put toward the greenhouse.

Boggs said they have been looking at greenhouses in Chatfield and La Crescent to get some .....
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College News

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List/Honor Rolls •Augsburg College: Kristin Bunge of Preston •Bethel University: Abigail Stocker of Peterson. •UW-LaCrosse: Danielle Kristine Anshus, Hannah R. Hollermann, and Heidi Meyer of Chatfield; Jamie Dylan Mathison of Presto ..... 
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Fillmore Central gets organized for 2012

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in Education

At the regular board meeting on January 24, Fillmore Central discussed several items in planning for the new year.

Ross Kiehne will remain the chairperson, and Craig Britton the vice-chair. Deb Ristau is still the clerk, but Shelly Topness ..... 
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Chatfield discusses adequate yearly progress

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Education

The Chatfield Public School Board met for its first meeting of 2012 on January 17. All board members were present for this meeting. The brief meeting's main focus was on analyzing curriculum within the district in order to achieve adequate yearly pr ..... 
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Fillmore Central art students display work

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Education

The current show in the gallery at the Lanesboro Arts Center features student art from local high schools. One of the schools participating is Fillmore Central. Each year Fillmore Central students, along with those from Lanesboro, Chosen Valley, and ..... 
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Kingsland School District approves a levy increase

Thu, Dec 29th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board approved a 4.41 increase for the 2012 tax levy at their meeting Monday, December 19.

The board held the state mandated Truth in Taxation public hearing to present the 2012 budget and the proposed levy. Business Man ..... 
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A hopeful R-P hosts Senate Tour

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

Aimed at furthering its New School Initiative another step, R-P played host to a contingent of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee December 15. Senators David Senjem, committee chair, Keith Langseth, Dan Sparks, Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austi ..... 
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Fillmore Central students learning with virtual reality

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the final levy for 2012, which was the same as what was proposed this fall. The total levy is $1,621,231.60, which is a 5.54 percent increase from last year.

Superintendent Richard Keith explained ..... 
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Chatfield Schools hold Truth in Taxation meeting

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board completed its final 2011 agenda at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 19. During this regular meeting, the board held its public Truth in Taxation hearing.

The Truth in Taxation hearing was primarily l ..... 
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