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Lanesboro School Board hears from Hiawatha Valley Ed. District


Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) offers special education services to several school districts in southeastern Minnesota, including Lanesboro. Simoine Bolin, one of HVED’s Special Ed. Directors, spoke to the Lanesboro School Board about the services they are receiving.

One thing HVED does is make sure the school district is following regulations and has IEPs (Individual Education Plan) in order. They also monitor state and federal money that comes in for the district.

Bolin presented the board with a list of benefits to membership, specialists and consultants they employ, programs they offer, faculty training, and some of her duties as a director.

HVED has consultants in several areas of education, including autism specialists, early childhood, speech services, behavior programs, deaf/hard of hearing, physical and occupational therapy, and traumatic brain injury, among many others. HVED provides these specialists to work where they are needed.

One of the benefits of being a member of HVED is help with data management, Sp. Ed. forms, and inventory software. They also assist with third-party billing to Medical Assistance for those students who qualify.

Bolin also spoke about WIN (What I Need), a program in Caledonia for students in grades K-6 with challenging behaviors who are unable to be successful in their home district for a short time. She also mentioned Lanesboro’s great preschool and birth to age two program and the ESY (extended school year) program.

“I’m thrilled to be your special ed. director and I would come back any time,” said Bolin.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said HVED has helped them get money they were not able to access when they were with the Root River Ed. District, which has since disbanded.

“If we were on our own, we might not be able to spend all those dollars,” said Boggs. “We can apply those dollars to the students’ needs.”

2015 Prom

Each year for prom there is a bus that takes the kids out to eat and to the dance. The cost of the meal is included in the prom ticket. Boggs said this has been safe and worked well in the past. This year the students chose to do the same.

Board member Steve Snyder asked about the policy that if a student chooses not to eat the meal with the group for whatever reason, they are not allowed to attend the dance.
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Half century of service celebrated

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Phil Abrahamson won re-election for another term after a half century of service as Holt Township’s treasurer on March 10. Abrahamson expected to once again take his oath of office, but was surprised by a gathering of friends, a beautiful cake, an ..... 
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Music legend Jonathan Edwards will play at the St. Mane Theatre

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Lanesboro, Minn. – Music legend Jonathan Edwards will perform at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception for all concert attendees following the show, held upstairs in the newly renovated studio space ..... 
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Letter about Karen Reisner...

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, On Tuesday, March 31, Fillmore County will be electing a new County Commissioner for District 1. District 1 includes residents of Chatfield City and Township, Jordan Township, Wykoff Township, Fillmore Township, Spring Valley Towns ..... 
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From Lanesboro with love

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Kim Viker This is the story of a Morgan horse and her incredible journey from Lanesboro to Norway. My husband and I have a small farm outside of Lanesboro and raise Angus cattle and Morgan horses, our farm name is Genetic Resources. There a ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Apprentice Company Presents MARY’S WEDDING

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. —The Commonweal Theatre Company proudly presents the capstone production of the 2014 Apprentice Company, Mary’s Wedding playing March 19 through March 29. From Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte, Mary’s Wedding tells th ..... 
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Marion Glenna

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Marion J. Glenna, age 91, of Mabel, formerly of rural Lanesboro, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Marion was born January, 5, 1924 in Winneshiek County, Iowa near Burr Oak to Russell and Florence (Serfling) ..... 
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Gloria M. Ruen

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Gloria M. Ruen of Lanesboro peacefully went to meet her savior at Green Lea Manor in Mabel. Gloria was born June 22, 1938 in Rushford to Clifford and Dora Rustad. Gloria was baptized and confirmed at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. It was here i ..... 
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Water rates a major concern for Lanesboro residents

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

It was a crowded house Monday evening as several Lanesboro residents and business owners came to the Lanesboro City Council meeting to voice concerns over the new water rates. The state recently mandated Lanesboro do something to reduce the radiu ..... 
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