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Winslow finishes in top four of National Discussion Meet competition


Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County finished in the top four of the National Collegiate Discussion Meet competition today at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Conference in Virginia Beach, Va. She was among 53 who competed. In addition to Winslow, the Final Four this evening consisted of young farmers from Missouri, Wisconsin and Oklahoma with the winner from Wisconsin.

“Coming to this conference and competing in the Discussion Meet allowed me to network and share ideas with other young farmers and ranchers from across the country,” said Winslow. “I truly appreciate the opportunities I have had with Farm Bureau, and I plan on continuing to be an active member.”

Winslow advanced to the AFBF competition after capturing top honors at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet Competition in November. Contestants are judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem solving.

All of the Collegiate Discussion Meet competitors in the AFBF YF&R contest will receive a $250 scholarship from the CHS Foundation. As a Final Four competitor, Winslow will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship.

Winslow attends the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she is majoring in majoring in agricultural education. She is from Fountain in Fillmore County and is the daughter of Scott and Jean Winslow.

Eight Farm Bureau members from Minnesota are among over 1,000 Farm Bureau members attending the AFBF YF&R Conference. The conference also features seminars, tours and a Harvest for All service project.

For more information on the Minnesota Farm Bureau log onto www.fbmn.org.

Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Fillmore Central SAC kids send letters to Heroes

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

Children at Fillmore Central’s School Age Childcare (SAC) wrote letters to service members in the Holidays for Heroes program to wish them happy holidays and to thank them for their service. Janeen Wingert, Director of Fillmore Central SAC, said ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Club

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only ..... 
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Fillmore Central Elementary applies to be celebration school

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

At the regular school board meeting on October 29, Dean Chris Mensink informed the board that Fillmore Central Elementary is eligible to be a Minnesota Department of Education Celebration School. He explained the top 25 percent of schools in Minneso ..... 
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Fillmore-Central band students performing in Conference Honor Band

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

F-C Band Students Performing in Conference Honor Band at Wabasha-Kellogg High School on Monday, November 4. Eight instrumental music students from Fillmore Central, under the direction of Lane Powell, were selected to the 2013 Three Rivers Confere ..... 
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