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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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 been made available to classroom teachers for the 2014/2015 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 $172,900 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 38 grant requests. Some examples of the requests approved by the committee are:

•Educational field trips.

•Reading level books, novels, science and Spanish books.

•Mathematical, writing, science, food science, welding, art and Spanish materials.

•E-books.

•Interactive software.

•ZAPS Learning – ACT Preparation.

•External USB computer microphones.

•Reading rewards.

•Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program.

There have been many other classes, equipment, travel expenses, etc. funded by the “mini grant” program over the past 17 years. Hopefully it has helped the Fillmore Central School faculty as they provide the very best learning opportunities and experiences for our children!
Hoffman Stables

Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22. ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 35 units

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 15, 2014, succeeded in collecting 35 units of blood. This number was achieved by two donors giving two units, as there were only 34 donors who presented, and two first-time participants. Congratulations to the ..... 
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Marilyn Trouten

Mon, Jul 21st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Marilyn Trouten, age 78 of Harmony, Minn. died Friday, July 18, 2014 at her home in Harmony. Marilyn was born May 22, 1936 in Harmony to Merlin and Margaret (Roelofs) Scrabeck. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1954 and worked at Lutheran ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act...

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m puzzled by Rep. Greg David’s scorching condemnation of The Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare.” He keeps referring to some chimerical, long suffering 16,000. His opposition flies in the face of the success of the ACA, in ..... 
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Marcie Wolsted

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Marcie Wolsted, age 96 of Harmony, Minn. and formerly of Rochester, Minn. died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Marcie was born January 1, 1918 in Kenosha, Wis. to Clarence and Clare (DeRocher) VanEssen. She graduated ..... 
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Martha Ellen Vogen

Tue, Jul 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Martha Ellen Vogen, age 93, died Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, at the Stewartville Care Center. Martha was born June 26, 1921, in Austin, Minn., the 8th daughter of Casper and Cora (Wead) Bremseth. She was married in 1940 and later divorced. ..... 
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101 and going strong

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

In May of 2013 we visited with Amos Anderson for his birthday as he turned 100 years old. We thought for this year’s Senior Living Section it would be nice to check back with Anderson and see how he is doing after turning 101 on February 16, 2014 ..... 
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Inflow and infiltration issues in Harmony

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony City Council meeting on July 8, city employee Chris Johnson brought a problem to the attention of the council. Johnson noted at the wastewater treatment plant, there has been high levels of water infiltrating from the ground. While ..... 
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