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Fillmore Central students prepare for college

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Fountain Commentary

With the first quarter of the school year already gone, some Fillmore Central High School students are making plans for their futures.

At the school board meeting on October 28, Principal Heath Olstad stated juniors would be attending a college fair in Rochester October 30. Some juniors also took a PSAT test on October 14, which is good practice for when they have to take the ACT test.

A financial aid representative from St. Mary’s College will be at Fillmore Central on November 11 at 6:30 p.m. to answer any questions parents may have about financial aid. There will also be representatives from Winona State, Southeast Tech, and Rochester Community and Technical College.

The Falcon Scholar Club Awards ceremony will be held on November 19 at 9:10 a.m. Students who received a GPA of at least 3.5 their previous year will receive the award.

Conferences will be held November 6 and 11. The Scholastic Book Fair will run from November 3-11.

Special Ed. director Micki Breitsprecher updated the board on the Minnesota Department of Education’s Due Process Site Review. Surveys were sent out to general ed. teachers, special ed. teachers, and paraprofessionals regarding the special ed. services at Fillmore Central. Breitsprecher said most of the surveys have been completed, but there have been some technical difficulties with the electronic survey.

Breitsprecher spoke to the board about Paper Celebration nights. The first was held October 27 in Spring Valley. Others are scheduled in January, March, and May. These celebration nights are for staff to work on due process paperwork. It is not required but staff at Fillmore Central and Kingsland can come and go, and Breitsprecher is there to assist.


The board approved the resignation of custodian Sheldon Stockdale.

Jeffrey Dick was hired as the 8th grade boys basketball coach. Tom Siebenaler was hired as the Math Wizards advisor to replace Kyle Rundquist. The hire of Riley Bahl as 5th grade teacher was approved.

Snow Removal

and Lawn Care

One bid was received for snow removal for the next two years in Preston and one in Harmony. The board approved the hire of Julie Barnes for the Harmony site and Mensink Landscaping for Preston.

A lawn mowing contract was also approved for the next two summers. TNT Lawn Service will be takin .....
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Fountain comes to agreement with AT&T

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Commentary

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Fountain City Hall. All council members were present. City attorney Scott Springer was also in attendance. After months of negotiating, the city of Fountain has reached an agreement ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Band

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to the following Fillmore Central High School band students on being selected to the 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band: Kaitlyn Aug, bass clarinet, Katie Tammel, horn, Courtney Schroeder, horn, Sara Schultz, clarinet, Anna Chri ..... 
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Nightmare arises again in Fountain

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

The time is nearly ripe for the re-emergence of Fountain’s Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams and Haunted Barn. For the fourth year, this spooky non-profit fund-raiser is set to chill and thrill patrons. Hundreds of hours every year g ..... 
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Donations to Fillmore Central Readiness program

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation, along with a matching grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation,recently donated a combined $6,000 to the Fillmore Central School Readiness program. School Readiness is available to eligible child ..... 
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Fountain City Council approves budget

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Fountain All

Approving the budget was one of many items on the agenda as the Fountain City Council met Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the city hall in Fountain, Minn. The meeting began one hour earlier than usual in order to complete a WebEx telep ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Fountain, Harmony & Preston

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 6, the towns of Fountain, Harmony and Preston are t ..... 
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Fountain City Council locks brush dump

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Due to misuse, the city council of Fountain, Minn. has decided to lock the entrance to the town’s brush dump. During last week’s council meeting, which had been re-scheduled from August 7 to August 13, 2014, city maintenance worker John Hans ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 18th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each have ..... 
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