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Fillmore Central School District: How to divide tennis court compensation discussed


Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
Posted in Features

With Highway 52 construction scheduled to commence next month, cleaning up final details regarding the old tennis court and its equipment adjacent to the elementary-middle school property was discussed. Preston attorney David Joerg, acting with the permission of the Preston City Council, wished to open up dialogue between the district and the city of Preston regarding the future of the tennis courts that had its beginnings some 25 years ago. Joerg referred to old newspaper clippings that stated the court’s roots were based on a community project with many area residents providing time and money to develop the court.

Following its completion, the district helped to maintain the site. This task though, had become too costly. With Highway 52 construction coming past the elementary-middle school, the court was purchased by the state for $79,000. The school district does not wish to rebuild the court at another site, but hopes to keep a portion of the purchase price as repayment for the years of maintenance.

“We would like to enter into an equitable agreement with the district,” stated Joerg regarding the issue. Some funds could go towards the rebuilding of another court elsewhere, or if not pursued, the funds could be transferred into the Health & Recreation Fund, a worthy charity that has no administration costs. No decisions were made at this time on the issue.

Board member Dan Broadwater suggested that since the chain fencing was already sized for a court, that perhaps the city would want to take it. Joerg also showed an interest in the light poles. The board encouraged the city to take the equipment before road construction begins.

Principals’ Reports

•High School. Touching briefly on the potential of the old tennis court fencing as batting cage material, high school principal Heath Olstad received permission to use some of the fencing for the sports program. He would make a phone call to the city to clarify the issue and let them know how much the district would be taking.

Other notes: there are 80-90 students in 9-12th grade in spring sports; National Honor Society will hold their banquet at Eagle Bluff on March 29 at 7 p.m.; the band and choir received a rating of “Excellent” at the Rushford large group contest; 3rd quarter ends March 23 with parent-teacher conferences to be held on March 31 from 5-8 p.m.; seniors will be .....
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Fillmore Central 8th grader writes, acts and directs play

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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Samantha Gibson of Preston, an eighth grader at Fillmore Central Middle School, likes to write. So much so, that she spends her spare time penning out book length stories. She even claims to have a movie script under her belt.

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Award winning Scottish duo at Eagle Bluff April 9

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
Posted in Features

Southeastern Minnesotans will have the rare opportunity to hear two of Scotland’s national music treasures live in concert on Saturday evening, April 9, at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro.

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Preston council approves Kansas Street improvements

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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Despite the piles of clean white snow it is spring and that other season in Minnesota (construction) will soon be upon us. Joe Palen of Bonestroo and Associates described to citizens at a public hearing, and before the Preston City Council on March 2 ..... 
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Emotions run high over coaching controversy

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
Posted in Features

RUSHFORD - It’s tempting to think the biggest issues in local education would have to do with lack of state funding and the resulting budget cuts. But last Monday night proved that there’s nothing like a coaching controversy to bring citizens to thei ..... 
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A tale of two buildings in Lanesboro

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
Posted in Features

LANESBORO - The Lanesboro City Council heard the next chapters in the “stories” of two construction/renovation projects in Lanesboro at their March 21 meeting. Hal Cropp and David Ruen spoke first to the council about the planned Art Center. Cropp in ..... 
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Nano - Nano

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
Posted in Features

RUSHFORD - My dogs, Mel and Brother, prop muddy paws against a stone safety wall and peek over the edge of Magelssen Bluff at downtown Rushford. Farmer’s Cooperative Elevator, which employs about 25 people, dominates the small town landscape. Sunligh ..... 
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Commissioners Report: County approves agreement with Harmony for development

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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Mike Bubany of David Drown & Associates came before the county board at their Tuesday, March 22 meeting, to discuss a development agreement for tax abatement. The agreement requires cooperation between Harmony, Fillmore County and the developer, Lute ..... 
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Special Section: Horses

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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“The coffee pot is always on,” said Jordy Johns and Kim-Ann Hogan, the new owners of the Stone House Stables just outside of Preston. “We want people to come, watch, visit and ask questions.”

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