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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 then the Preston School District. There is some confusion and no records as to the change in ownership after that time, but the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce has been paying the taxes. They are now questioning why they are doing so, when the parcel technically belongs to the school.

The subject came to the school board in 2008, and it was decided at that time to take no action.

Board member Deb Ristau had looked back on meeting records. She remembered the board deciding at that time that the legal fees and other costs associated with selling the land or giving it away would be significant. Also, there is some discrepancy in the description of the land and some confusion as to the exact location.

At the time, the board considered giving that land to the Boy Scouts, but Ristau found the Boy Scouts organization cannot own land. There was also some discussion about giving the land to the Game Havens, as they can own land and have used it before.

The board did not take any action at this time. They will be getting more information and finding out if anyone wants the property or if anyone is using it. They will speak with the owner of the adjacent land as well, and working with Scott Springer, the attorney that approached the district on behalf of the chamber, to see about getting the legal details worked out.

Organization

The board went over organizational items for 2014. Chairperson will remain Ross Kiehne, and Vice Chairperson Craig Britton. The clerk will now be Jim Love, with Shelly Topness as Vice Clerk and Sue Sikkink as Treasurer.

Board salaries for 2014 will remain the same.

Committee assignments will stay the same, with the exception of Emily Ellis taking Special Education Advisory Council, and trading with Sue Sikkink, who will be on the Meet and Confer Committee.

Official depositories are First SE Bank in Harmony, F&M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank in Fountain, and MSDLAF (Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund).

Official newspapers are the Republican-Leader, News Record, and the Fillmore County Journal.

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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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Engagement: Lien - Hollermann

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Kim Lien and Jason Hollerman are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Scott and Pat Lien of Holmen, Wis. Parents of the groom are Ken and Gloria Hollerman of Fountain, Minn. Kim is a UW-La Crosse graduat ..... 
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Root River Ag Services has expanded to Fountain

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Progress Edition

Root River Ag Services has taken ownership of the former Spex Feeds in Fountain, Minn. adding to its Lanesboro, Minn. and Wykoff, Minn. locations. Root River Ag Services is an independent farm service company. Originated in 2009 by owners Jeff, Mich ..... 
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Fountain City Council holds first meeting of 2014

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met for their first meeting of the year on January 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall meeting room. All members were present with the exception of Bryan Ostby. Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the ..... 
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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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Fountain City Council welcomes new employee

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fountain City Hall. All council members were present in addition to Ronda Flattum. John Heibel attended the meeting to discuss his property and to determine that no f ..... 
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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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