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Monster Bash scares up funds for Fillmore Central band and choir


Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central band and choir are planning a June 2014 trip to Disney World. There they will enjoy such things as the whimsical Magic Kingdom, perhaps they will bump into the famed Mickey and Minnie and perform on the grounds among other things. But to get there, they first have to scare the living daylights out of Fillmore County residents and others who dare to step foot into the eerie creation residing inside the Harmony Community Center.

An absolutely elaborate fright, this activity is a must if you are a scare junkie, adrenaline junkie or plain old fashioned lover of Halloween tricks and spooks. Guided by husband and wife Lane and Jessie Powell, who both actively teach musical arts at Fillmore Central, I was given a lights-on tour of what is literally, what I feel will become known as one of the most talked about spooktaculars in Minnesota. Lights on, this reporter fell victim to shivers down her spine and absolute terror at the mere thought of what dark would bring. Lights off? I think I will wait for the readers to let me know how that goes for them.

The intricacy that Chairman Jay Masters of Harmony, Minn. brings to the table is unbelievable local talent that would compare to any commercial haunted house, perhaps even leaving it in the shadows. Together Jay and Lane have constructed nearly every piece used for the scaring you to the depths of your soul. Other props have been purchased through cash donations given by area businesses.

What started last Halloween has only grown this year; the space used is larger, the breath-taking pinnacles will leave you shaking, all new attractions to discover and I would bet that you will scream in ways that you have never thought were possible.

The project is staffed by Fillmore Central band and choir members and their families. The Powells explained that each student has an account set up and is credited for hours they work at each fundraising event. These credits are then used to help alleviate costs for their annual trip. Although the haunted house is only in its second year, it is by far the largest event the groups participate in. From setup to tear down with thrills and chills in between, students have the opportunity to alleviate the cost of their annual trip from the funds raised.

If you dare, the haunted house is open now through Halloween night. Located in the Harmony Community Center, admission is $8 per person. Bring a few e .....
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Fillmore Central to purchase sprinkler system

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central football team raised $8,500 this fall by selling coupon books during their annual fundraiser. This money will be spent on a new sprinkler system for the fields. At the regular board meeting on September 24, At ..... 
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Fillmore Central prepared for new school year

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board approved a couple of purchases at their regular meeting on August 27. Superintendent Richard Keith explained the five-year lease on the copy machine at the high school will expire in October. They h ..... 
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Preston Veteran’s Scholarship Fund Awards 18 in 2013

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Mitchell Walbridge As college students are counting down the days to campus move-in day, 18 of Preston, Minnesota’s finest are one step closer to receiving their scholarships from the Preston Veteran’s Scholarship Fund. The Preston Vetera ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 16th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, Minn. First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony, Minn. for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $5 ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 16th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, Minn. First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony, Minn. for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $5 ..... 
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Fillmore Central prepares for new school year

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central High School building has been undergoing renovations this summer, including a large heating and venting project. At the regular school board meeting on July 23, principal Heath Olstad said the project is going ac ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools sets 2013 eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The eligibility meeting for 2013-2014 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central Elementary School stage gym in Preston, Minn. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7pm. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to ..... 
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Fillmore Central 2013-14 Pre-School Registration

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness registration is underway for parents wanting to enroll their child for the 3/4 or 4/5 fall pre-school sessions. Classes are scheduled to begin the week of September 9, 2013. The goal of school ..... 
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