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Fillmore Central projects underway


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22.

The new electronic sign at the high school has been installed and is working. A similar sign will be placed at the elementary school later this week.

Mensink said the parking lot project at the elementary school is moving along nicely. Water at the football field was installed and is ready to go when football season starts.

The high school building is currently torn apart as the new sprinkler system is being installed. The new wireless system will be up and running soon as well. Olstad said everything will be completed before school starts in September.

New Freezer

Superintendent Richard Keith said the walk-in freezer at the high school has been having problems. It was purchased used and the district has had to put a lot of money into it this last year. Bids were received from Kingsley Mercantile and Rochester Restaurant Supply. The bid from Kingsley Mercantile in Harmony was accepted at $16,096.

Milk and Lunch Prices

Keith explained the price of adult lunches must be set at $3.40 this year. The board had previously approved the cost at $3.35. The board approved an increase to $3.50 in order to stay within USDA regulations for the next year or two.

The board had also previously approved the price of milk for break to be $35 per semester for grades K-6. The school recently got some state funding to reduce costs for kindergarteners, which will cover a majority of the cost. The board approved the price change for kindergarten to $15 per semester.

Personnel

The termination of Mary Breon from the daycare program was approved. The board also accepted a resignation from Brooke Ruesink from her position as co-director of the summer rec program.

Maternity leave for Janelle Therman was approved for the month of September. An additional 10 hours per week was approved for custodian Dustin Ferri through the month of August due to construction projects.

The remainder of the fall coaches for volleyball were approved. Kelsey Ristau will be coaching 7th grade, Kristi Bren and Tiffany Scheevel 9th grade, and Ashley Case will switch from 9th grade to B-squad. .....
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Letter about Pieper blast

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, On the day Jon Pieper blasted me for my Obamacare opposition, it was announced that more “errors” caused 16,000 low-income Minnesotans to lose their health insurance. Think about that. For months these folks may have avoided th ..... 
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Good Samaritan Society - Home Care celebrates 20 years of service

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

While some retirees venture off to the warm, dryer climates of Arizona and other parts of the south and west for their golden years, many find that they can only feel right at home here in the Midwest, specifically southern Minnesota and northern Io ..... 
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Preston approves bond sale for 2014 street projects

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

At the July 7 Preston City Council meeting, Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, informed the council that the city’s favorable “AA/Stable” Standard and Poor’s rating had been reaffirmed. Councilman David Harrison was absent. The city ..... 
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Birth Announcements - Mark James Yonts

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Serenity proudly announces the birth of her baby brother! Mark James was born on June 13, 2014 to John and Danielle Yonts of Preston, Minn. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are James Yonts of Rushford, Minn; ..... 
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Birth Announcements - Jack Carl Steven Holger

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Jon and Sara Holger of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jack Carl Steven, born on June 10, 2014. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Carl and Sue Holger of Rushford, Minn.; Steve O ..... 
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POET team members share experiences from Kenya

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This summer a group of POET team members traveled to Kenya, Africa to help build a dorm for the Traveller’s Oasis Girls School. Michele Anderson, Quality Manager at POET Biorefining, Preston and a resident of Saint Charles participated in this mis ..... 
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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 shooti ..... 
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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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