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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities


Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years.

“We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best we can.”

The maintenance plan, which was put together by Keith and the facilities committee, categorized projects by priority. Some of the projects under Priority #1 included parking renovations at both sites, ceiling work at the elementary, carpet in the music room, asbestos removal at the high school, and windows at the high school.

There was also a sprinkler system at the high school, with an estimated cost of $850,000. Keith explained the Fire Marshall recognized the high school did not have a sprinkler system, and it needs to be done soon. The project would be paid for with Health and Safety funds.

Keith showed plans for parking lot improvements at both sites. The gravel parking area at the back of the elementary building would be paved, and the lot and front drive would be resurfaced. Keith also mentioned the necessity of adding more parking spaces, and he gave a couple of options they had been considering.

Board member Emily Ellis asked about parents dropping off their kids in the morning or picking them up after school. The front drive is very congested at both of these times, and it makes things difficult. Ellis asked if it was possible to make a drop-off lane.

Keith said the traffic there is something they need to look at when considering their plans.

Some of the items on the Priority #2 list included restroom upgrades at both sites, but primarily the high school, HVAC project at the elementary, playground surfacing at the elementary, and some electric signage at the high school site.

Keith said there have been concerns in the past about using up the space at both sites, but currently at least 85 percent of the rooms are in use on a daily basis 75 percent of time. “We’re using our space, and we’re running out of room in some cases.”

There was also some discussion about changing the location of the office at the high school, either by remodeling the media center or adding on to the building.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of Cheryl Tesch, a custodian at the elementary school. With this resignation, Custodial Supervisor Bern .....
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Engagement - Rabehl ~ Hanson

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Jordan Lee Rebehl & Dustin Ronald Hanson are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are James Rabehl, of Lake City, Minn. and Rochelle and Travis Willford, of Harmony, Minn. Parents of the groom are Karen Tro ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Crosby Jack Hjelmeland

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Big sister Brielle, big brother Hayden, and big sister Hannah welcome home their baby brother, Crosby Jack Hjelmeland. Parents are Brent and Marie Hjelmeland of Harmony, Minn. Crosby was born February 9, 2014. He weighed 7 lbs. and 5 oz. and measure ..... 
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Schieber joins the Law Office of Richard Nethercut

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

1982 marks the last time a new attorney began to practice law in Harmony, Minn. That was the year a young Dick Nethercut joined George Frogner and George Plowman in their practice. Not long after, Nethercut found himself the only lawyer in town and ..... 
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Kermit N. Soma

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Kermit N. Soma, resident of the Harmony Care Center, Harmony, Minn. passed away February 15, 2014. Kermit was born August 9, 191 near Burr Oak, Iowa to Ingebret and Josephine Soma. He is a graduate of Harmony High School and attended Luther Colleg ..... 
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Water main breaks in Harmony

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

On Monday, February 10, employees of the city of Harmony were busy working in the below-zero temperatures as a water main broke on Center Street. City Maintenance Employee Chris Johnson described the situation at the city council meeting the next ..... 
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The third annual March Meltdown Winter Carnival for Habitat for Humanity is just around the corner!

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

Make plans to come to Wheeler’s Bar and Grill in Harmony on Saturday, March 1 for the March Meltdown festivities. New this year everything begins at 4 p.m. and FREE carnival games for the kids and those who are young at heart. ECFE will be helpi ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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