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FC board discusses tennis court options


Fri, Mar 30th, 2007
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Preston City Council member Heath Mensink and Preston City Administrator Joe Hoffman attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of purchasing land for a tennis court. At the February meeting, it was brought up that the city wanted to purchase half an acre of land from the school on the northwest corner of the property in Preston. Physical Education teachers were concerned about taking away green space where a 7/8 football field could be in the future.

Mensink stated at the meeting that the Park Board was considering a new spot for the tennis courts, which would be just west of where the old ones were. This spot would not take away space near the football field, but there would have to be a lot of dirt cut away to make the ground level. He added that parking would be on the street.

Board members agreed that it would be in the best interest of the district to sell land rather than lease it, due to potential liability issues. The school does not want to have any financial responsibility for upkeep of the courts. They agreed to allow the city to consider this area for their project, among the other areas they are looking at.

The Preston Park Board has looked into several spots in town, and many options have a lot of added expenses, such as storm water and sewer main issues. They have also had difficulty finding level ground.

Dimensions for the entire court area are 122 feet by 112 feet. According to Hoffman, tennis courts must run north and south due to the position of the sun.

Physical Education teachers Diane Hadoff and Maggie Walsh were also in attendance, and were asked their opinions on the new location. They both expressed concerns about losing green space for P.E. and recess.

"We're limited with what we have right now," stated Walsh.

Hadoff added that cutting the dirt out could take away from the area where children go sledding in the winter.

"We have 16 sections of P.E. here every day," said K-8 Principal Brenda Lentz. She also asked if the board would be willing to support a tennis curriculum if the courts were placed on their land, since tennis equipment can be expensive. Chairman Ron Stevens answered that they would be one-time expenses, and the board would support that.

Lentz and the P.E. teachers understand where the city is coming from, and agree that tennis courts would be a benefit to the city and the school. .....
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Miller out as Rushford-Peterson Superintendent

Fri, Mar 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - In a move that came as a surprise to many, at least those outside the school system, the Rushford-Peterson school board voted not to renew the contract of Superintendent Jeff Miller at their regular March meeting.

Board Chair John ..... 
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R-P moves to all-day, everyday Kindergarten

Fri, Mar 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The room broke out in applause when the R-P school board voted to implement all day/every day kindergarten at its March 20 meeting.

The board invited the community to come speak prior to the regular meeting. Approximately twenty-f ..... 
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Kingsland will award construction bids in April

Fri, Mar 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - Chairman Mitch Lentz updated the Kingsland School Board on pre-construction plans at their Friday, March 16 meeting, which lasted 35 minutes. Lentz said that a pre-bid meeting is planned for March 22 at 3:30 p.m. with bids due at the Kingsl ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board Report: Winter sports teams recognized

Fri, Mar 16th, 2007
Posted in Education



LANESBORO - The Lanesboro School Board recognized the efforts of the school's winter sports teams at its Thursday, March 15 meeting.

The girls basketball team won the conference championship and finished second in the sub-section tou ..... 
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Special meeting results in hires and expulsion

Fri, Mar 16th, 2007
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Members of the Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting on March 12 to deal with a few important issues.

The first item was to hire Blaine Moe as the new Building and Grounds Supervisor. According to Superintendent Myr ..... 
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Strosahl hired to lead Kingsland

Fri, Feb 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

SPRING VALLEY - After several months and meetings, Kingsland has a new Superintendent.

Kingsland High School Principal Darrin Strosahl will be the new Superintendent of the School District. He was hired during the board meeting on Wednesday ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: Board exhibits sure signs of spring

Fri, Feb 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

Quick-what do these three things have in common? Robins, the Twins opener, and the R-P school board prioritizing summer repair projects?

Answer: they're all signs of spring.

At its monthly meeting February 20, the board looked at a ..... 
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Future of Root River Education District is up in the air

Fri, Feb 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education



HARMONY - Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann gave the School Board a report about the recent status of the Root River Education District (RRED) at their meeting on Monday, February 19. According to Luehmann, the RRED gives Fillmo ..... 
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