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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting


Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central.

The trap shooting team would be sanctioned by the Minnesota State Trap Shooting League, and would be no cost to the school.

Board member Jim Love asked when the season would be. Conservation Club member Bill Hanlon said the season would run from April to June and last nine weeks.

Dustin Hanson said it would be very flexible, and shooting could be done once a week. Scores would be submitted at the end of the week.

There is currently an FFA trap shooting team that was started by Hanson. Hanlon said this one would be more involved. “It’s not just for FFA kids, it’s open to more, boys and girls are together.”

Hanlon said the students must be 12 years old and have taken the firearm safety class. The Conservation Club has four licensed firearm safety instructors.

As far as safety goes, Hanson said of all the trap shooting in the state, six million shots have been fired and there have been no issues or violations. There will be no guns or ammunition allowed on school grounds. The Conservation Club can loan guns to kids who do not have one.

This would be an official sport in which a student could earn a letter, and team photos would be in the yearbook.

Hanlon said the firearm safety classes are all done online now. The kids have to attend a field day and they must pass a test before they can join and receive their certificate.

Sikkink said they will be looking into an activity fees. There is no cost to the school, and the Conservation Club is volunteering their services as coaches. The Minnesota State Trap Shooting League covers all insurance. Dean Chris Mensink will be looking into the legalities of coaching requirements.

“I think it’s a real positive thing for the school,” said Love. The board approved.

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Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

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Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

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Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

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Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

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Harmony receives ACT on Alzheimer’s Grant to advance dementia-friendly work

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

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“Officer Joe”, Harmony native, named South Dakota School Resource Officer of the Year

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Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

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Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
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Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
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