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Fillmore Central Schools mini grant program in 19th year

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 19th 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 2016/2017 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 $193,900 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 30 grant requests. Some examples of the requests approved by the committee are:

• Educational field trips.

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

• Mathematical, writing, science, social studies, welding, art, reading and Spanish materials.

• Annual subscription for IXL web based math program.

• Interactive software for iPad apps and reading curriculum.

• Materials for Vocabulary Spelling City & Social Studies.

• Subscription to, a website used daily in kindergarten for letter sounds, decoding words, counting, sorting, symmetry, measurement, addition & subtraction.

• Funds for a presenter to speak for Family Night

• Materials for Falcon Fun Day, Family Fun Night and “I Love to Read” program

There have been many other classes, equipment, travel expenses, etc. funded by the “mini grant” program over the past 19 years. Hopefully it has helped the Fillmore Central School faculty as they provide the very best learning opportunities and experiences for our children!

Remington D. Whalen

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Remington D. Whalen, 4-month-old son of Christa Hammel and Paul Whalen of Decorah, Iowa, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord and his heavenly family on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St ..... 
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Wedding ~ Bickford - Rindels

Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Bickford - Rindels Rebecca Bickford and Samuel Rindels were united in marriage June 18, 2016 in an outdoor wedding in Reno, Nev. Sam and Becca work and reside in Reno.

Fillmore Central accepts generous donation from Norby Tree Service

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

In preparation for the new parking lot at the high school, Norby Tree Service removed six trees and ground up one stump from that location. Fillmore Central was originally quoted $3,500 by Norby’s for the work, but that cost was brought down to $ ..... 
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Arnold Bigalk

Thu, Jul 28th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Arnold Bigalk, age 89 of Harmony, Minn., died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Memorial services will be held 7 p.m., Friday, July 29 at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. ..... 
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Fillmore County retirees donate record amounts of blood

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

By Hannah Wingert For many people, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile provides them with a way to help others. Such is the case for Marie Dambach and Richard Berg. Marie Dambach is 70-years-old and has donated over 20 gallons of blood to the R ..... 
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Fillmore Central graduate bikes 40 states in 40 days

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

Harmony native Michael Himlie first met David Jones from Wickenburg, Ariz., while the two were working in Palestine for two weeks in December, 2014 with CPT, or Christian Peacemaker Teams. After they went their separate ways, the two remained frien ..... 
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Harmony still waiting on new grit pump

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

By Hannah Wingert After having issues with their grit pump for over a year and trying to fix it several times, the City of Harmony was able to purchase a new one. It was shipped from the supplier and was supposed to arrive July 11, but never showe ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools set 2016 eligibility meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Sports

The eligibility meeting for 2016-2017 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School varsity gym in Harmony on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to partic ..... 
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