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Fillmore Central School Board approves staffing changes


Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The new school year is off to a great start for Fillmore Central students, who started school early this year due to a project being done at the high school next summer. Principal Heath Olstad said everything is running smoothly.

At their regular meeting on August 28, the school board approved several staffing changes for the new year. The resignation of Special Ed. teacher Julie Siebenaler was approved, as well as the hire of Barbara Cihak to take her place. They also accepted the resignation of Terisa Scrabeck as Title I paraprofessional, and approved her hire for the 4/5 School Readiness teacher. The new Title I teacher, Laura Graves, was approved. Christina Bothun was hired as the ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) Parent Educator, and Connie Lindstrom was approved for the Response to Intervention teacher at .4 FTE.

Tracy Ward was approved for a Special Ed. Paraprofessional position. Aubrey Johnson was approved for a paraprofessional position, and she will be doing special ed. billing and office work as well. Angie Haugerud was approved for a part-time Community Ed. position.

For sports, Ashley Case was approved for a 9th grade volleyball coach. Athletic Director Chris Mensink said there are now five coaches for the 57 girls in volleyball in grades 7-12.

It was approved to allow additional assignments for two high school staff; Becky Mueller and Levi Olstad for additional math help for students, and Brady Grewe for adaptive Physical Education 45 minutes a week.

A contract was approved for Melissa Simonson for a Mental Health Therapist for the Root River Program. The contract includes tuition paid by the district for her to finish getting her license. Superintendent Richard Keith made it clear that the tuition is something that is being paid back by Simonson.

A psychologist service agreement was approved from Hiawatha Valley for a Physically impaired/traumatic brain injury staff, which will be paid hourly. They will use this person as needed.

A two-month Psychologist Service agreement was approved for the Root River Program. Director Micki Breitsprecher explained the person will be shared with Kingsland, and will do things that her staff can’t do on their own until they find a full-time employee. The contract is for up to 15 hours during that two-month time.

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Preston reviews first draft of 2013 budget

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman presented a draft of the 2013 budget compiled from departmental requests at the council’s August 22 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. The meeting was held in the fire hall due to the ongoing remodeling of city ..... 
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Zumbro Valley Audubon Program: “Preston Chimney Swifts”

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

In 2011, Preston set the record for the largest number of swifts in the state of Minnesota. Please join Audubon members for an enjoyable evening of watching Chimney Swifts do their amazing dive into the large chimney attached to the TrailHead Inn & ..... 
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Bauer Built announces acquisition of Hanson Tire Service, Inc. LeRoy, Minnesota

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Jerry Bauer, President of Bauer Built, Inc. of Durand, Wisconsin announces the acquisition of Hanson Tire Service, Inc. headquartered in LeRoy, Minnesota along with a location in Preston, Minnesota. Hanson Tire has been servicing the Midwest for the ..... 
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National Trout Center holds raffle for great prizes

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Here’s your chance to win a Headwaters Bamboo Rod (Model: Peerless Santiam 7’0” 5/6 wt Medium) valued at $800 and a box of seven dozen hand-tied flies by Lyle Besse valued at $200. To view these items please visit the National Trout Center’s ..... 
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Birth Announcement- Sawyer Michael Johnson

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Michael and Margaret Johnson of Fountain, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Michael. Sawyer was born on July 30, 2012. He weighed 7 lb. 6 oz. and was 20.25 inches long. Grandparents are Arlyn and Joann Groth of Ridgeway, ..... 
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Katherine Pitney

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Katherine Beatrix Kailey Pitney died August 7, 2012, at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. She was born on August 8, 1923, at the Willows Maternity Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. George and Ethel Wisecarver Kailey, longtime re ..... 
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Katherine Pitney

Wed, Aug 15th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Katherine Beatrix Kailey Pitney died August 7, 2012 at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. She was born on August 8, 1923 at the Willows Maternity Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. George and Ethel Wisecarver Kailey, longtime residen ..... 
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Beverly Overland

Mon, Aug 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Beverly Ruth (Erickson) Overland, 83, of Preston, formerly of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Golden Living West in Rochester, where she has resided since June. Beverly Ruth Erickson was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Winona County, to Elmer Roy a ..... 
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