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Lanesboro School Board passes referendum


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

At their regular meeting on July 17, the Lanesboro School Board adopted a resolution authorizing a board approved referendum authority.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the state allows school boards to pass up to $424 per pupil unit without going to the voters for approval. The state is currently issuing a match of up to $300 per pupil unit to schools that choose to do this.

“We can adjust the amount at any time,” said Boggs. “It’s a way to capture that money from the state.”

Boggs added if they feel they don’t need the money, they can take money off other places in the levy. In that case, there would be no increase for tax payers.

Lunch and Milk

Milk bids were accepted from Ziebell’s Hiawatha Foods, Inc. This is the same company that was used last year. The district received other bids but Ziebell’s was the best deal.

Due to USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) requirements, lunch prices were increased by 10 cents. Boggs said the school has been charging less than they should and are being forced to increase the prices.

The juice and milk prices for snack at the elementary school were also increased. They had not been increased for a few years. The juice was increased from $43 a year to $45 a year. Milk went from $38.50 a year to $40 a year.

Election Filing

A resolution was passed establishing the dates for school board members to file for election. All candidates must file from July 29 through 4 p.m. on August 12. There are three members that are up for re-election this year; Steve Snyder, Lolly Melander, and Dave Ruen.

Other Business

The board officially recognized junior Olivia Haug for placing 4th at state in the discus.

Krissy Overland was hired for a high school English teacher position.
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Small Government vs. Big Government...

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

To the Editor, I would like to extend an invitation to the Readers of the Fillmore County Journal to send “to the Editor” their opinion on the question “What do we mean when we talk about “smaller” government? The Journal provides a forum ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Rafe Andrew Horihan

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Liam and Fiona are proud to announce the birth of their baby brother! Rafe Andrew Horihan was born on June 8, 2014 to Kevin and Laura Horihan of Lanesboro, Minn. He weighed 9 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are John and ..... 
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30th Annual Buffalo Bill Days coming soon

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. is fast approaching and this year’s celebration is a special one being that this year marks the 30th year that Lanesboro has hosted the celebration. The reason behind the name of the event is due to the fact ..... 
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Agnes Christine Bothun

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Agnes Christine Bothun, 98, of Lanesboro, Minn. died unexpectedly, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn., passing through death into the eternal care of our Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was 98 years young. Agnes was born on Nove ..... 
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Lillian D. Turner

Wed, Jul 16th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Lilllian D. Turner, 101, formerly of Lanesboro, Minn. passed away July 13, 2014 at the Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn. Lillian was born October 15, 1912 in Kendallville, Iowa to Edward and Jane (Ellingson) Hoiness, the sixth of 11 children. The fa ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at arts campus project

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Courtney Bergey attended the Lanesboro City Council meeting on July 7 to speak to the council about the Arts Campus Project. Bergey works for the Lanesboro Arts Council, and they have been working on a plan that will create better signage around ..... 
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Bronze Pour - FREE public art event - & workshops July 18-19 in Lanesboro

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Lanesboro Arts Center will host the 2014 Bronze Pour in the Gateway Park (across from the softball field, off Cty 8) on Saturday, July 19 from 1-6 p.m. This is a FREE public event for all ages. The Pour will be led by nationally ..... 
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“Fiddler on the Roof”

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Community Theater is proud to present the beloved musical “Fiddler on the Roof”! Robin Krom plays Tevye and he is surrounded by his five daughters, played by Esme Decker, Elsa Hennessy-Barnes, Laura Nelson, Ruth Higbe-Harrah, and I ..... 
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