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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 have three options: they can renew the current lease at $500 per month, purchase the current machine for around $4,000, or return the machine. Keith received quotes for new machines from local vendors, and he recommended going with the lease option from EO Johnson Copiers. He said the price will be locked in for the five-year lease, along with a maintenance agreement. The new lease should save the district money.

The board also approved the purchase of a 2013 Dodge Caravan SE from Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls. This purchase is to replace the van they had to sell last year.

Principal and Dean Reports

Principal Heath Olstad informed the board the HVAC project at the high school is complete and everything is ready for the new year. There will be an open house August 28, 4-6 p.m. in the K-6 building and 6:15-8 p.m. At this time, students in grades 9-12 will receive their laptops and be given the options to pay a monthly fee to take it home, pay nothing and keep it at the school, or pay a monthly lease to eventually own the laptop.

Athletic Director and Dean Chris Mensink gave the numbers for fall sports. There will be 68 participants in football, 52 in volleyball, nine in cross country (with Lanesboro), and 12 in cheerleading.

Mensink also said enrollment is up slightly this year, from 302 last year to 319 this year.

Personnel

The board accepted resignations and approved hires of several staff members. The resignations of Lara Graves, Title I Teacher; Jeannette Burns, MS Math Wizards Coach; Melissa Laue, SAC Aide; Laura Vatland, SAC Aide; and Linda O’Connor, Daycare Aide were all accepted.

Ellie Skaggs was hired for a Daycare Aide, Melinda Daniels as Lead Custodian in the Harmony building, Sheryl Spencer as K-3 paraprofessional, and Kayla Carroll as 3-6 paraprofessional, and Terisa Scrabeck as Title I Teacher. Amanda Heibel was hired as the ECFE (Earl Childhood Family Education) Parent Educator and van driver. Jessica Marzolf will be teaching 4/5 preschool.

A sharing agreement with Kingsland was approved for Social Work services with Kay Haugerud and Transition Services with K .....
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Preston discusses preliminary 2014 budget

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner A long discussion ensued at the Preston City Council’s August 21 meeting as to the specific details outlined in an early draft of the 2014 budget. Councilman Robert Maust peppered city administrator Joe Hoffman and city clerk S ..... 
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Engagement - Gatzke ~ Kinneberg

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Jon and Elizabeth Gatzke of Preston, Minn. are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Lynn Gatzke, to John Francis Kinneberg, son of Sheldon and SueAnn Kinneberg of Preston. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Winona Sta ..... 
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Fillmore County Advocates are awarded grant

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Fillmore County Advocates. Fillmore County Advocates is a non-profit victim services agency that provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sex ..... 
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Lemonade stand

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

All smiles, Gracie Pfaff and Kendyl Kraling set up a lemonade stand in Preston, Minn. during the hottest days of August. Photo by Jason Sethre

Robert Warren “Bob” Berry

Tue, Aug 20th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Robert Warren “Bob” Berry, age 84, of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare after a one month illness. Bob was born October 6, 1928, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Lloyd G. and Marg ..... 
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Lois Carol Bumgarner

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Lois Carol Bumgarner, 67, of Preston, Minn. passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter-like niece Amy, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. August 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lois was born on October 21, 1945, in P ..... 
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Book signing event held for Preston author

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

By Jade Sexton Tom Driscoll of Lanesboro, Minn. decided to start a publishing company, and he wanted to launch his business with a book written by Nancy Overcott. Shipwrekt Books published “Living in a Dream,” and a book signing was held on Au ..... 
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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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