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Fillmore Central School Board: Board watches video critical of state funding strategies


Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
Posted in Features

A video distributed by the MN School Administrators/MREA and Alliance for Student Achievement, chastising the states financial balancing techniques, was viewed by the Fillmore Central School Board at their Monday, Nov. 22 meeting at the high schools media center.

The tape featured two past Finance Commissioners, John Gunyou and Jay Kiedrowski, who worked under Governors Arnie Carlson and Rudy Perpich. The two mens presentation of Senate testimony showing how the state mislead its citizens regarding school funding was compelling. They criticized state leaders budget strategies, that included shifting funds away from classrooms in order to help balance other revenue sheets.

Gunyou and Kiedrowski were critical of the state for freezing the levels of dollars coming into a district for the past three years without any consideration of inflation at a time when enrollments are declining.

Gunyou and Kiedrowski stated that the states assets are its highly trained people and strong work ethic. They believed it is imperative that the state invest in its young people to help keep Minnesota strong competitively.

Principals Reports

High School: Principal Heath Olstad recapped briefly the past months activities. The Nov. 11 & 16 parent-teacher conferences attracted 197 parents, and was considered a good turnout. Winters sports are in full swing. With the exception of the varsity girls basketball team, the coaches were pleased with the number of participants.

Brad Holtens government class held a mock presidential election with his students really getting into the political issues at hand.

The district participated in the latest Three Rivers Conference meeting on November 3. Olstad touched briefly on how some districts reward their A students by presenting them with a Gold Card that entitles them to free passes to school events. The board requested more information on such a program. Class offerings for next year are being put together now. Student pre-registration will help to determine what will be offered.

The Veterans Day program included the band playing Taps along with choir participation. The program centered on the ceremony of folding our flag accompanied by a definition of what each fold represented. Olstad felt the student body was very interested in this ceremony and .....
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Rushford City Council Report: Water and electric rates to increase

Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
Posted in Features

Is it a hearing if no one speaks? At the November 22 Rushford City Council meeting residents had their chance to be heard at public hearings on both water and electricity, but no one came to speak. Perhaps the citizens of Rushford realize the need fo ..... 
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Fillmore County Board of Commissioners: Zoning amendments approved for subdivisions and sewage treatment

Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
Posted in Features

With careful attention to the wording, commissioners approved amendments to the zoning ordinance at their Tuesday, November 23 meeting.

As to subdivisions, two areas were addressed in the changes. Temporary dwellings are accept ..... 
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Prairie churches of Fillmore County

Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
Posted in Features

Its a bone cold, drizzly day to be looking for old churches. Highway 30s rolling curves offer little time to study buildings. Barns crumple slowly onto stone foundations. Once interesting houses go windowless, unpainted. Any moment, I expect a stee ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court: Spring Valley man charged with criminal vehicular homicide for fatal accident

Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
Posted in Features

Todd Jeffrey Jones, 33, of Spring Valley, was charged with four felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide in Fillmore County District Court on Monday, November 22. The charges stem from a fatal vehicle accident on April 15, 2004 between Wykoff and ..... 
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Commentary: What are you gonna do about it?

Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
Posted in Features

If your candidate won and everything is hunky dory in your world, stop here and move on to something else. If not, read on.

So your candidate lost, get over it.

Instead of whining about what could have bee ..... 
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Thanksgiving at Grandma Berthas

Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
Posted in Features

LANESBORO - Its not about the turkey. Even though the gobbler is center stage, the star of the show and everything else falls in place around it. Sometimes there is ham off on the sidelines and maybe some Swedish meatballs, in smaller quantities tha ..... 
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1924 Fire Truck gets "extreme makeover"

Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
Posted in Features

RUSHFORD - The old 1924 International fire truck has long been a part of parades in the Rushford area. Nearly every kid in Rushford can remember crawling up into the drivers seat and imagining being a real firefighter. Recently that old familiar fir ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: JOBZ for Heartland is dead

Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
Posted in Features

Any chance that Heartland would receive a JOBZ business subsidy from the city of Preston died a quiet and lonely death on Monday, November 15, when the Preston City Council voted unanimously, without debate, to settle its lawsuit with the proposed ti ..... 
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