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International Exchange Students coming to Minnesota this Fall


Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

A local Non Profit Exchange Program is inviting local Fillmore County families to host international exchange students for the 2010-2011 school year. The teenage students come from over 30 countries and attend local high schools. The students have their own spending money and insurance. Host families are responsible for meals, a place to sleep and a nurturing environment. STS Foundation has a local coordinator that will supervise the student and support the family throughout the school year. Here are a few of the incoming students that are requesting families:

Marianne is 16 and comes from Oslo in Norway. Her Dad is an engineer and her Mom is a secretary. She has an 18 year old brother named Magnus. Marianne enjoys singing, drawing, reading and being with her family. She considers herself to be a happy and positive person. Marianne is a straight A student and her teachers describe her as a hard worker. She will go to the USA for the full year and is very excited about meeting her new family wherever she gets placed. Marianne loves children and animals and hopes to live with a family that has some pets.

Sevil is 17 and comes from Solingen in Germany. Her Dad is a manager and her Mom is a pharmacist. Sevil has a three year old brother whom she loves very much. She loves languages and speaks English, German, Latin and Turkish. Her family is originally from Turkey. Sevil's hobbies and interests include playing volleyball, cooking, meeting friends, playing the violin, musicals and watching movies. She is part of the drama group at school and really enjoys acting and participating in musicals. Her parents say that she is a polite and responsible teenager who loves to cook and will be a real asset to her new host family

Stefano is 17 and comes from Belluno in Italy where he lives with his parents and siblings. His Dad is a doctor and his Mom is a teacher. Stefano has an 18 year old sister named Margaretha and a 19 year old brother named Francesco. His favorite hobbies are playing rugby, motocross, music and reading. He owns a cat named Baloo and a dog named Caterina. Stefano trains with his rugby team three times a week. He likes to go skiing in the winter time. He loves watching American Football and ice Hockey and hopes to go to a game with his host family in America. His teacher describes his as being a bright young man with a very pleasant personality.

Janna is 17 and comes from Finland. Her Dad works with Sports Facilities an .....
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Chatfield School Board recognizes Lyman Hare

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

After fourteen "rewarding" years on the Chatfield School Board, Lyman Hare voted on school issues for the last time as a board member at the school board's regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 21, 2010. Board chairman Jerry Chase thanked Hare, no ..... 
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Bernard Bus Service fights for R-P contract

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

At the Monday, June 21st, school board meeting, Mike Bernard, owner of Bernard Bus Service, and attorney Joe Hammell spoke before the board, contesting the recent bidding process for the district's transportation needs. Ready Bus Line, of LaCrescent ..... 
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What qualifies for Health and Safety Program Revenue?

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the Lanesboro School Board meeting on June 17, there was some discussion about an application for Health and Safety Program Revenue. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained that this application used to be called Attachment #99. The board approve ..... 
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$500 scholarship available for returning college students

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship for Fillmore County college students who are returning to school this fall. To be eligible students must be a returning college sophomore, junior or senior; must be pursuing ..... 
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Make a splash...read!

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Ahoy Readers! Young people age 0 through 18 are encouraged to come in and "Dive into Books" at Preston Public Library this summer, June 7 - August 28. Readers may sign up anytime all summer long. Weekly prize drawings will reward readers along with ..... 
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Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff's Association awards scholarships

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff's Association awarded two $500.00 scholarships this year. The scholarship program was established by the association in 1998. Graduating high school students who are residents of Fillmore County and pursuing a care ..... 
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County wide bullying grant

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Family Resources was awarded a county wide violence prevention grant in 2008. The grant is a Problem Solving Partnership Grant from Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs. The primary goal of the grant is to increase sa ..... 
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Teen summer reading at the Chatfield Public Library

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Summer is here! Come on down to the library and participate in the summer programs, or just check out a good book! All teens ages 13-18 are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Chatfield Public Library. The Teen Summer Re ..... 
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