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"A Jury of Her Peers"


Fri, Jan 2nd, 2009
Posted in Education

Suspicious activity on a small town farm. An abusive husband strangled in his sleep. A scheming "jury" of women trying to disguise a crime. These are only a few of the eerie elements appearing in "A Jury of Her Peers", Fillmore Central High School's one-act play for 2009.

Written by Burton Bumgarner, and adapted from a short story by Susan Glaspell, "A Jury of Her Peers" is a murder mystery set in 1917 about a farmer's wife accused of killing her husband. It grows into a story about the struggle between personal morals and social standards after a few neighbor ladies try to gain information about the crime and discover the motive.

"It has taken a little time to make the change to a more serious play, coming from two comedies last year," coach Jackie Whitacre said. The cast is made up of mostly veteran actors with a few newcomers in the crew. Whitacre also mentioned that a big concern right now is the set because once its complete, the team will be traveling on a bus with an elaborate country-home setting.

The One-Act competition is similar to that of a varsity sport where teams perform their 35-minute play in front of theater judges from the area. There is a conference meet scheduled for Saturday, January 17, where FC hopes to gain the Conference Champ title for the second year in a row. After that, the race to state finals begins.

One-act competitions are open to the public, but if you would like a sneak preview of the play, there will be a public performance in the Fillmore Central High School stage gym after the girl's basketball game on January 13. And feel free to bring the Black Hole.

Fillmore Central School Board meets with Representative-elect Davids

Fri, Dec 26th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Representative-elect Greg Davids spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board during their regular meeting on December 22. Davids, a former Representative, will once again be representing southeast Minnesota at the capitol in January.

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R-P school officials meet with Walz regarding funding

Fri, Dec 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

Tough times call for tough measures, and the Rushford-Peterson school district is going on the offensive to seek school funding, while at the same time practicing good old-fashioned belt-tightening.

Superintendent Chuck Ehler, board member D ..... 
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Kingsland recognizes retiring school board members

Fri, Dec 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

It was the end of the year for the Kingsland School Board and members recognized the retiring members, Robert Grabau, Jane Baker and Tom Kaase at the December 15 meeting. Baker has a total of 8 years along with Tom Kaase also with 8 years. Robert Gr ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves bond sale for retiree benefits

Fri, Nov 28th, 2008
Posted in Education

HARMONY - The Fillmore Central School Board approved the sale of general obligation (Other Post Employment Benefits) bonds totalling $1,180,000 at their November 25 meeting. The bonds will be used to pay retiree benefits over the next 20 years, free ..... 
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Lanseboro School Board discusses test results

Fri, Nov 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

At its regular meeting on November 20, the Lanesboro school board discussed the results of 11th grade scores on math in MCA state standard testing, with scores falling slightly below a statewide average of 30-percent. Seventh and Eighth graders did ..... 
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Kingsland School Board holds November meeting

Fri, Nov 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

Spring Valley - The Kingsland School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, November 17 at the Kingsland High School District Conference Room. No changes were made to the agenda and it was approved.

In an effort to go paperless at futur ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson school board looks at district goals at monthly meeting

Fri, Nov 21st, 2008
Posted in Education

It was a time to get philosophical as the Rushford-Peterson school board discussed district goals at the last regular meeting, November 17.

Superintendent Chuck Ehler had previously informed the board that staff had been surveyed for their t ..... 
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Fillmore Central to bond for retiree benefits

Fri, Oct 31st, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore Central School Board passed a resolution to set the sale of OPEB (Other Post Employment Benefits) Bonds at its October 28 meeting. The bonds will be used to pay for retirees' health insurance for the next 20 years. The 2008 Mi ..... 
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