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Fillmore Central receives donations from Booster Club


Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Jim Peters spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board on March 24 regarding the Booster Club and several donations that have been made.

Peters explained the Booster Club started out for wrestling, then became a fundraiser for Fillmore Central. Over the past year, they have raised more money than he ever thought they would, and that money will go for equipment, uniforms, and many other things the district needs.

According to Peters, the biggest fundraisers have been the Youth Wrestling, the membership drive, the Falcon Fun Run, and the golf tournament.

“We have been blown away at the generosity of the community,” said Peters. He said they currently have $30,000, but this year they raised between $40-50,000.

Peters went over the some of the things they have done this past year. Along with the Preston Park Board and the Preston Area Foundation they redid the softball dugouts in Preston. They also purchased volleyball nets, golf uniforms, wrestling section hotel rooms, youth singlets, scorer’s tables for both gyms, and the water cart at the football field, and a portable AED (automated external defibrillator), among others.

The summer membership drive is approaching, and they are looking at bigger needs down the road. Peters asked for any direction from the board on what they can do to help.

“It has been a great first year,” he said. “Unbelievable.”

The board gratefully accepted a donation from Bob Peters for $1,000 for the purchase of a new indoor/outdoor mound for the baseball field. They also accepted the donations from the Booster Club, including $1,069 for new varsity baseball uniforms, $1,699 for a new power clean set for the weight room, $4,898.67 for a groomer machine for the baseball and softball fields, $7,123 for new volleyball netting, and $1,000 for new golf shirts for boys and girls.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of Jade Sexton as a special ed. paraprofessional and Jamie Knutson as custodian.

The board also approved the resignations of two teachers who will be retiring at the end of the year. Cheryl Schumacher has worked for Fillmore Central for 19 years, and Becky Brown-Ferden for 28 years. The board thanked them for the years of service.

Emily Fishbaugher was hired to work in SAC, and Dylan Birch was hired for SAC during the summer months.

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“Willie’s” part of Fillmore County history

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

There are some people who need only one name to be recognized. In Fillmore County, one of those people was “Willie” of Willie’s Grocery and Locker of Fountain, Minn. When the name Willie came up in a conversation, odds were everyone knew who ..... 
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Fountain recognized for “Best Tasting Water”

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

The City of Fountain is drinking in its latest claim to fame after receiving the title “Best Tasting Water 2015” in March. John Hanson, city maintenance foreman for the city of Fountain, Minn., attended the Southeast Section Spring School by t ..... 
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Presentation during Fountain council meeting

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

As the city council of Fountain, Minn. met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on March 5, 2015, the first item on the agenda was Terri Allen, owner of Terri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches of Fountain. Allen presented three framed embroi ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up Information Meeting for parents and visitation fo ..... 
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Raymond Schmidt

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Raymond William Schmidt, age 87, of rural Fountain, Minn., died Monday morning, March 2, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Ray was born May 31, 1927, on the family farm in rural Fountain the son of William and Lottie (Raabe) Schmidt. He ..... 
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Fountain Council approves hire of consultant for WWTP

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council heard from resident Paul Little as the first order of business during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the city hall. Little explained that as of August he will no longer be representing Foun ..... 
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Fillmore Central Tri-State MS Honor Band

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central 7th and 8th grade band students were selected for the 2015 Tri-State MS Honor Band in Decorah, Iowa on Saturday, March 7. Left to right: Garrett Aggen (alto), Makenna Gatzke (percussion), Kelsey Biel (tenor), Madison Scheevel (clar ..... 
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Fillmore Central sets goals for 2015

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with the goals for 2014-15 as recommended by the World’s Best Workforce committee. The state identified five areas to work on; kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade literacy, c ..... 
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