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Fillmore Central prepared for new school year


Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

By Jade Sexton

The Fillmore Central School Board approved a couple of purchases at their regular meeting on August 27. Superintendent Richard Keith explained the five-year lease on the copy machine at the high school will expire in October. They have three options: they can renew the current lease at $500 per month, purchase the current machine for around $4,000, or return the machine. Keith received quotes for new machines from local vendors, and he recommended going with the lease option from EO Johnson Copiers. He said the price will be locked in for the five-year lease, along with a maintenance agreement. The new lease should save the district money.

The board also approved the purchase of a 2013 Dodge Caravan SE from Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls. This purchase is to replace the van they had to sell last year.

Principal and Dean Reports

Principal Heath Olstad informed the board the HVAC project at the high school is complete and everything is ready for the new year. There will be an open house August 28, 4-6 p.m. in the K-6 building and 6:15-8 p.m. At this time, students in grades 9-12 will receive their laptops and be given the options to pay a monthly fee to take it home, pay nothing and keep it at the school, or pay a monthly lease to eventually own the laptop.

Athletic Director and Dean Chris Mensink gave the numbers for fall sports. There will be 68 participants in football, 52 in volleyball, nine in cross country (with Lanesboro), and 12 in cheerleading.

Mensink also said enrollment is up slightly this year, from 302 last year to 319 this year.

Personnel

The board accepted resignations and approved hires of several staff members. The resignations of Lara Graves, Title I Teacher; Jeannette Burns, MS Math Wizards Coach; Melissa Laue, SAC Aide; Laura Vatland, SAC Aide; and Linda O’Connor, Daycare Aide were all accepted.

Ellie Skaggs was hired for a Daycare Aide, Melinda Daniels as Lead Custodian in the Harmony building, Sheryl Spencer as K-3 paraprofessional, and Kayla Carroll as 3-6 paraprofessional, and Terisa Scrabeck as Title I Teacher. Amanda Heibel was hired as the ECFE (Earl Childhood Family Education) Parent Educator and van driver. Jessica Marzolf will be teaching 4/5 preschool.

A sharing agreement with Kingsland was approved for Social Work services with Kay Haugerud and Transition Services with K .....
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Nancy Jean Weldon

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Nancy Weldon, 66, of Fountain, Minn. died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. She was born May 13, 1947, in Wykoff, Minn. Her parents were Paul W. Miller and Marjorie Schmidt. She graduated from Preston High School i ..... 
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Fountain City Council has short Summer Meeting

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

By Barb Jeffers The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Meeting Room. Council members present were Jim Schott, Chad Wangen, Chris Ostby, and Mayor Richard Kujath. Absent was Dave Gudmundson. Also pr ..... 
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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 $5 ..... 
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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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