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Lanesboro School Board: Board endorses changes for elementary art


Fri, May 20th, 2005
Posted in Features

Elementary education stole the spotlight at the Lanesboro School Board meeting on Thursday, May 19. The meeting began with a presentation by elementary principal James Semmen regarding establishing an elementary art program. Earlier in the school year, Semmen and Superintendent Rick Lamon met with Crystal Aspen, current art teacher in the secondary school, to discuss creating an elementary art program. While the initial idea was to brainstorm a way that such a program would work, Semmen and Lamon became more enthused about the project when Aspen not only showed them samples of artwork that could be done at each grade level, but prepared an extensive curriculum as well. After much discussion between the three and other faculty members, Semmen has proposed an idea that would allow one-half hour of art class with Ms. Aspen per grade per week for children in grades 2nd-6th.

Currently, all art classes for the elementary are “teacher-directed,” that is, conducted by the children’s primary teacher. To avoid scheduling problems, Semmen spoke with Sharon Boyum, who teaches music to elementary students, and to Sharon Post, who is the physical education instructor, and came up with a plan that would accommodate all three programs by, for 4th-6th graders, having one music period replaced by an art period and, for 2nd and 3rd graders, slightly adjust the physical education schedule. The board unanimously endorsed the proposition.

K+ Day

Semmen also proposed another adjustment in elementary education, this time focusing on kindergarten. In his proposal, Semmen presented an adjustment of the program that would allow an optional day that students could attend. Kindergarteners would continue attending class three days per week, but would also offer what Semmen is calling a “K+ Day.” Such a day, Semmen explained, would be structured very similar to a regular day of kindergarten. It would, however, be optional, thus allowing parents who feel their children could benefit from a fourth day of education each week to participate. To avoid overloading a faculty member, the K+ Day would require hiring an additional licensed teacher to direct the kids throughout the day. Though no official or legal arrangements have been made, Semmen did mention Jennifer Rogers, who has been active in ECFE and the Lanesboro pre-school program, as a likely candidate for the job. Once again, the board unanimously endorsed Semmen’s pro .....
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The Good Earth in bloom

Fri, May 13th, 2005
Posted in Features

Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire

Mirth, and youth, and warm desire!

Woods and groves are of thy dressing;

Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing.

Thus we sal ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court: Wykoff woman in jail for meth possession

Fri, May 13th, 2005
Posted in Features

Tiffany Alana Smith, 29, of Wykoff, is in the Fillmore County Jail with conditional bail set at $7500 after being charged in Fillmore County District Court on Monday, May 9, with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. Smith was also charg ..... 
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Stalking the wild mushroom

Fri, May 13th, 2005
Posted in Features

LANESBORO - When I called to arrange to go morel hunting with Frank Wright of Lanesboro last week, he readily agreed, but warned that he would have to blindfold me.

Joking aside, most morel hunters are protective of their favor ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report:Rushford destination motel a possibility?

Fri, May 13th, 2005
Posted in Features

The Rushford City Council inched forward toward a possible motel development on Magelssen Bluff as they endorsed a letter to the DNR requesting conversion of parkland for that purpose at their May 9 meeting. If the land were removed from park status, ..... 
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Commissioners’ Report: Cedar Valley withdraws tax abatement application

Fri, May 13th, 2005
Posted in Features

PRESTON - While thundering semis detoured down St. Anthony Street on Tuesday morning (yes, Highway 52 construction is underway) the Fillmore County Commissioners held quiet council in their newly remodelled courthouse. Even Chairman Chuck Amunrud mad ..... 
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Harmony City Council: Council approves purchase of pumper tanker

Fri, May 13th, 2005
Posted in Features

The Harmony City Council voted unanimously to purchase a pumper tanker truck for the fire department at their Tuesday, May 10 meeting. Council member Mark McKay was absent.

Fire Chief Bill Hanlon told the council that the depart ..... 
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Commissioners fine-tune courthouse

Fri, May 6th, 2005
Posted in Features

With the completion of the courthouse remodelling, several issues were addressed at the May 3 county board meeting that will lead to a smoother functioning facility. Signs to direct the public to the appropriate office or restroom are on order costin ..... 
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Devastating fires are a part of Fillmore County history

Fri, May 6th, 2005
Posted in Features

Take a brief peek back in time. The place: Lanesboro, a small town in Fillmore County. The time: April, 2002. Three buildings in the city’s historic downtown district on Parkway Avenue were lit aflame by police chief John Tuchek, causing thousands of ..... 
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