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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting


Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central.

The trap shooting team would be sanctioned by the Minnesota State Trap Shooting League, and would be no cost to the school.

Board member Jim Love asked when the season would be. Conservation Club member Bill Hanlon said the season would run from April to June and last nine weeks.

Dustin Hanson said it would be very flexible, and shooting could be done once a week. Scores would be submitted at the end of the week.

There is currently an FFA trap shooting team that was started by Hanson. Hanlon said this one would be more involved. “It’s not just for FFA kids, it’s open to more, boys and girls are together.”

Hanlon said the students must be 12 years old and have taken the firearm safety class. The Conservation Club has four licensed firearm safety instructors.

As far as safety goes, Hanson said of all the trap shooting in the state, six million shots have been fired and there have been no issues or violations. There will be no guns or ammunition allowed on school grounds. The Conservation Club can loan guns to kids who do not have one.

This would be an official sport in which a student could earn a letter, and team photos would be in the yearbook.

Hanlon said the firearm safety classes are all done online now. The kids have to attend a field day and they must pass a test before they can join and receive their certificate.

Sikkink said they will be looking into an activity fees. There is no cost to the school, and the Conservation Club is volunteering their services as coaches. The Minnesota State Trap Shooting League covers all insurance. Dean Chris Mensink will be looking into the legalities of coaching requirements.

“I think it’s a real positive thing for the school,” said Love. The board approved.

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Superintendent Richard Keith explained a change that has been made in the amount of money needed for the capital improvement projects. One of the projects was installing a sprinkler system at the high school. This project was put in place after the state fire marshal told them it needed to be done. [Read the Rest]



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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools to be used on their project of building a permanent fence around the baseball field. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a g ..... 
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Fillmore Central to upgrade parking lots

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The parking lots at both the high school in Harmony and the elementary school in Preston will soon be completely renovated. During the school board meeting on April 22, board member Craig Britton showed the board a diagram of the Preston site with th ..... 
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“I Love to Read” program a Big Success for Kids in Fillmore Central and Lanesboro Schools

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Community Education, Fillmore Central Schools, Lanesboro Schools, and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids in our area. The “I Love to Read” program was introduced this past February during “I L ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education Programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environmen ..... 
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I Love to Read

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

February was a very busy month at Fillmore Central Elementary with it being “I Love To Read Month”. The kids were buzzing with energy for reading and fun! Fillmore Central Community Ed, Fillmore Central Schools, and area businesses partnered ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board changes snow day policy

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Due to the harsh winter and many snow days that came with it, the Fillmore Central School Board discussed the current policy in regards to make-up days. The current policy states the first snow day is forgiven, and after that the district must ma ..... 
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