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Fillmore Central prepares for upcoming school year


Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the hirings of Heidi Kingsley and Jesse Labonne as an elementary paraprofessionals, Stacie Wendel as a high school paraprofessional, Heidi Brown as a long-term substitute for Kayla Carroll’s maternity leave, and Dean Underbakke as custodian. twenty more hours for Aaron Janssen for technology assistance was also approved. Cassidy Hanson was hired for the SAC program beginning August 15.

The resignations of paraprofessional Janet O’Connor and ECFE aide Erika Webber were accepted by the board.

The enrollment numbers for the upcoming school year have not been finalized yet. Principal Heath Olstad said that many families are school shopping so haven’t decided where they will send their child(ren) yet. Olstad noted that he and Principal Chris Mensink have been straightforward in their meetings with the families and respect their decisions. Enrollment numbers will be available at the September board meeting.

The Stop N’ Drop is scheduled for August 31 from 4-6 p.m.

The Falcon Football Camp and Falcon Volleyball Camp with St. Mary’s were both well attended with 31 students registered for football camp and 45 for volleyball.

The parent educator position for ECFE is still open. As the fall session of ECFE will be starting soon, they are hoping to find someone to hire asap.

Fillmore Central’s special education service, Stanley Jones was purchased by Centrex Rehab. The terms and rate of the contract with Centrex is the same as the one the school carried with Stanley Jones. The board approved the new service contract.

A special education service contract for orientation and mobility services with Mary Kautto was approved along with the activity sponsors and advisors for the 2016-17 school year. The non-certified staff assignments and community education staff for the upcoming school year was approved.

An open enrollment request for a 5th and 8th grader from Leroy-Ostrander to attend Fillmore Central was accepted.

The 2016-17 lease for Head Start was approved with no changes to the agreement. The Root River Program Agreement was approved with a continuation between Fillmore Central, Chatfield, Lanesboro, and Kingsland schools. Mabel-Canton is discontinuing its support of the program, effective this year.

Three quotes for the baseball field fence repairs were received. The bo .....
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Estelle’s Eatery & Bar to be featured on PBS

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Estelle’s Eatery & Bar, Harmony, Minn., will be featured on the next Farm Fresh Road Trip - a collaboration between Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Cooks, and Twin Cities PBS. This Upper Midwest Emmy Award winning TV program was filmed at Es ..... 
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Upcoming Harmony Community Chest campaign will help local organizations

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The 2016 Harmony Community Chest Drive will start its solicitation campaign in September this year. Due to the difficulty in recruiting and retaining door-to-door solicitors, our 2016 campaign will rely on only mail-in contributions. This entails s ..... 
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Zumbro Valley Health Center receives significant donation from Mayo Clinic

Fri, Aug 19th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

ROCHESTER, MN – Zumbro Valley Health Center has announced Mayo Clinic awarded the organization $89,000 to support its integrated care delivery model. This funding will be used to expand the delivery of mental and chemical health, medical and care ..... 
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Engagement ~ Johnson - Hovey

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Johnson - Hovey Brian and Shelle Johnson of Harmony, along with Wayne and Sue Hovey of Preston, are happy to announce the upcoming wedding of their children, McKinzee Spencer Johnson and Spencer Wayne Hovey. The wedding is Saturday, August 20, 20 ..... 
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Twite is an inspiration on wheels

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

There are times when circumstances can test our resolve. Josh Twite of Harmony, Minn., has passed that test with flying colors - while holding a hockey stick. Now 34 years of age, Twite was unknowingly born with Muscular Dystrophy. “I wasn’t ..... 
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Harmony Council approves feasibility study for street and utility project

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Utility Committee asked that the Harmony City Council accept their recommendation to conduct a feasibility study for the potential street and utility project at the council’s August 9 meeting. The project would cover 2nd Ave. SW from 3rd St. ..... 
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Letter about Diversity in beliefs...

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m grieved you are grieved at the denial, or lack of knowledge (as you say), of God by some writers of the Journal. I’ve read what you’re referencing from Bryan Van Gorps’ article and personally think you’ve misinterpreted ..... 
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Plastic grocery bags? It’ll cost you

By Sara Snipes

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Commentary

Europe has been taking some steps towards plastic bags and their impact on the environment. It is now commonplace for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England, who recently just implemented this practice, to charge a fee for using a plastic ba ..... 
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