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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities


Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years.

“We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best we can.”

The maintenance plan, which was put together by Keith and the facilities committee, categorized projects by priority. Some of the projects under Priority #1 included parking renovations at both sites, ceiling work at the elementary, carpet in the music room, asbestos removal at the high school, and windows at the high school.

There was also a sprinkler system at the high school, with an estimated cost of $850,000. Keith explained the Fire Marshall recognized the high school did not have a sprinkler system, and it needs to be done soon. The project would be paid for with Health and Safety funds.

Keith showed plans for parking lot improvements at both sites. The gravel parking area at the back of the elementary building would be paved, and the lot and front drive would be resurfaced. Keith also mentioned the necessity of adding more parking spaces, and he gave a couple of options they had been considering.

Board member Emily Ellis asked about parents dropping off their kids in the morning or picking them up after school. The front drive is very congested at both of these times, and it makes things difficult. Ellis asked if it was possible to make a drop-off lane.

Keith said the traffic there is something they need to look at when considering their plans.

Some of the items on the Priority #2 list included restroom upgrades at both sites, but primarily the high school, HVAC project at the elementary, playground surfacing at the elementary, and some electric signage at the high school site.

Keith said there have been concerns in the past about using up the space at both sites, but currently at least 85 percent of the rooms are in use on a daily basis 75 percent of time. “We’re using our space, and we’re running out of room in some cases.”

There was also some discussion about changing the location of the office at the high school, either by remodeling the media center or adding on to the building.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of Cheryl Tesch, a custodian at the elementary school. With this resignation, Custodial Supervisor Bern .....
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Winslow attends National Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Young farmer leaders from Minnesota attended the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., February 7-11. Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County was among the more than 1,0 ..... 
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Fountain City Council shows support for Taste of the Trail

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the city office. All members were present with the exception of Chad Wangen. Mayor Richard Kujath, City Clerk Ronda Flattum, and Police Chief Tom Mosher were also present. ..... 
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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. Sh ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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