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To the Editor,


Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Monday, March 19Open Enrollment! Why does it make a difference where our kids learn as long as they learn. We have four children, two boys and two girls. They have gone to school in Lanesboro since they were old enough to go to school. Until two years ago, we lived near Lanesboro and had a small business. So, when we moved outside the Harmony area our kids continued to go to school in Lanesboro.

My wife and I have been thinking about sending the kids to Fillmore Central and have been checking out the community and school. Our girls are in the girl scouts in Harmony; the boys are in the boy scouts in Harmony. That way they can meet kids their own age. Three of the four children are also involved in wrestling.

We thought that this following year we would send them to Fillmore Central, but we had some help in making our decision.

We have purchased a small business and some friends and I were handing out flyers in Harmony about the name change and to introduce our services.

At one house, one of my friends was told, “you live outside of town, I know where you live. I’ve seen your kids; they go to Lanesboro School. I don’t need your flyer, why don’t you take it to Lanesboro?”

This is not the first time we were rudely treated because of where our children go to school and probably won’t be the last. When told what had happened I approached the people that had said this and explained to them that we pay school taxes in both Lanesboro and Harmony area. I told them that we were thinking of sending our kids to Fillmore Central next year, but that this incident had made my final decision. We talked awhile and they apologized but this doesn’t make it right.

I was taught to treat others as you want them to treat you. I wouldn’t treat someone different because they learn somewhere else. This would be like treating you different because of what church you go to. (You still believe in the same God.) I was taught to respect and listen to your elders, but our elders don’t always teach us the right way either. I am not the perfect parent, no one is. We try to teach our kids right from wrong and not to judge people by how they live or act.

A wise man once said “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” I watch and learn from this everyday.

Dave McHan
Harmony, MN

Open Enrollment! Why does it make a difference where our kids learn as long as they learn. We have four children, two boys and two girls. They have gone to school in Lanesboro since they were old enough to go to school. Until two years ago, we lived near Lanesboro and had a small business. So, when we moved outside the Harmony area our kids continued to go to school in Lanesboro.

My wife and I have been thinking about sending the kids to Fillmore Central and have been checking out the community and school. Our girls are in the girl scouts in Harmony; the boys are in the boy scouts in Harmony. That way they can meet kids their own age. Three of the four children are also involved in wrestling.

We thought that this following year we would send them to Fillmore Central, but we had some help in making our decision.

We have purchased a small business and some friends and I were handing out flyers in Harmony about the name change and to introduce our services.

At one house, one of my friends was told, “you live outside of town, I know where you live. I’ve seen your kids; they go to Lanesboro School. I don’t need your flyer, why don’t you take it to Lanesboro?”

This is not the first time we were rudely treated because of where our children go to school and probably won’t be the last. When told what had happened I approached the people that had said this and explained to them that we pay school taxes in both Lanesboro and Harmony area. I told them that we were thinking of sending our kids to Fillmore Central next year, but that this incident had made my final decision. We talked awhile and they apologized but this doesn’t make it right.

I was taught to treat others as you want them to treat you. I wouldn’t treat someone different because they learn somewhere else. This would be like treating you different because of what church you go to. (You still believe in the same God.) I was taught to respect and listen to your elders, but our elders don’t always teach us the right way either. I am not the perfect parent, no one is. We try to teach our kids right from wrong and not to judge people by how they live or act.

A wise man once said “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” I watch and learn from this everyday.

Dave McHan
Harmony, MN

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