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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program


Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 16th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, Minn. First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony, Minn. for the Fillmore Central School District.

Grants of up to $500 each have been made available to classroom teachers for the 2012/2013 school year so they can implement a variety of innovative ideas and projects where funding is not always readily available. The goals of this program include funding projects where other means are not available and making it as easy and simple as possible.

Since it began for the 1996/1997 school year, the banks have pledged and paid over $151,900 in the form of “mini grants.” When the program began, the banks pledged $ 7,650 toward the program. As interest increased in obtaining funds, the banks made additional monies available so that $10,500 is now available through the “mini grant” program.

This year the faculty submitted 49 grant requests. Some examples of the requests approved by the committee are:

•Educational field trips.

•Reading level books, nonfiction books, and Spanish books.

•Mathematical materials.

•Earth Day projects.

•Interactive software.

•Newspaper staff camera.

•Salvaging Sisterhood.

•Materials for Red Ribbon Week.

•Motivational speakers.

•Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program.

There have been many other classes, equipment, travel expenses, and more funded by the “mini grant” program over the past 16 years. Hopefully it has helped the Fillmore Central School faculty as they provide the very best learning opportunities and experiences for our children!

Pork-e-que

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Fountain Features

The Pork-e-que that took place in Fountain, Minn. on July 30, made a long line that extended down the sidewalk and around the corner.

Fillmore Central prepares for new school year

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central High School building has been undergoing renovations this summer, including a large heating and venting project. At the regular school board meeting on July 23, principal Heath Olstad said the project is going ac ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Abigail Melissa Hanson

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Abigail Melissa Hanson Jim and Andrea Hanson of Rochester, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Melissa. Abigail was born July 2, 2013 weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz and was 18 3/4 inches long. She is welcomed home by big brother, ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools sets 2013 eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The eligibility meeting for 2013-2014 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central Elementary School stage gym in Preston, Minn. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7pm. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to ..... 
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Dorothy Helen Graskamp

By P.J. Thompson

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Dorothy Helen Graskamp, 89, of Fountain, Minn. passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Stewartville Care Center of cancer. Dorothy was born April 3, 1924, in Cascade Township, rural Rochester, Minn. to Edward A. and Daisy (Conley) Henke. She ..... 
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Joseph “Jo Jo” M. Carter

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Joseph “Jo Jo” M. Carter, 55, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Joseph was born on April 3, 1958, in Hillsboro, Ill. to Arthur and Gladys (Collins) Carter. He was raised in southe ..... 
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Fillmore Central 2013-14 Pre-School Registration

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness registration is underway for parents wanting to enroll their child for the 3/4 or 4/5 fall pre-school sessions. Classes are scheduled to begin the week of September 9, 2013. The goal of school ..... 
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Fountain City Council holds short July Meeting

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

By Barb Jeffers The Fountain City Council met on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, due to the fact that the first Thursday of the month of July fell on the July 4 holiday. All council members were present as well as City Clerk Ronda Flattum. Police Chief Tom ..... 
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