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Ag Olympics
Fillmore Central’s Cami Jones makes her lasso come alive as she tosses it during the Ag Olympics held at Fillmore Central on Friday, Feb. 27, in celebration of National FFA Week. Look inside this issue for more photos from the event. PHOTO COURTESY OF JONI MEHUS
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 8:31 AM

Over the past few months, Lanesboro implemented a new water rate usage resident equivalent unit (REU) system in compliance with the requirements for the financing for the new water treatment plant.

  • New Lanesboro resident planting roots in community

    Moving to a completely new area, being unfamiliar with the territory, can be a rather daunting situation. However, sometimes, it is instead an exciting adventure and opportunity to find just what a person enjoys in life.

     
  • Last month, Preston's own Samantha Gibson tried her hand, or voice, at auditioning for the national television show, The Voice. The audition in Chicago came right after the final performance of Century High School's play on Saturday, Feb. 21, which she was directing. Then came the several hour drive and the wait for her name to be called.

     
  • Two officers join Preston Police Department

    David Huse and Katy Davis both graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) in June 2014. As a first step in their career as officers, the two have accepted positions with the police force in Preston.

     
  • The Preston City Council dealt with a light agenda when it met for its first meeting of March on Monday.

     
  • Mabel man works to take  headaches out of technology

    “I’m not out to make a million dollars,” said Garret Berge of Mabel. “I’m out to help my community and do the best I can and what happens from there is where the blessings will come in.”

     
  • Phil Dybing, as president of the golf course board, attended the Lanesboro City Council meeting on Monday evening, March 2, to request they detach a small parcel of land from the city. The request comes following the implementation of the new residential equivalent unit system for charging for water services for the businesses in Lanesboro.

     
  • Over the past few months, Lanesboro implemented a new water rate usage resident equivalent unit (REU) system in compliance with the requirements for the financing for the new water treatment plant.

     
  • Reading is a key part in everyday life so it is only natural that both individuals and schools take time to emphasize recreational-based reading. Reading has proven to provide a person's imagination with a tremendous opportunity to see the scene, action and characters in their own minds. It is a great way to develop a person's creativity.

     
  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • Voters get chance to meet  District 1 candidate Mitch Lentz

    “Mine is that I’m just a doer…I get it done,” said Fillmore County District 1 commissioner write-in candidate Mitch Lentz, speaking to a gathering at the Spring Valley Public Library this past Thursday evening about what is his working style and how he addresses problems with which he must deal.  

     
  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • The Preston City Council reviewed a recommendation from the Preston Economic Development Authority (EDA) to renew the housing incentives for 2015.

     
  • Last month, the Lanesboro School Board was presented with a request to work together with the city EDA to find ways to attract businesses and residents into the area. In an effort to follow through with this request, members of the school board attended the monthly EDA meeting.

     
  • For the past few months, the Kingsland school district has been looking into joining the Southern Minnesota Special Education Consortium (SMEC) for their special education resources. Fillmore Central, over the past years, has contracted with Kingsland for special education services. With the possibility of Kingsland moving on, Fillmore Central has had to consider what it will do regarding special education. 
  • Ecotourism may offer numerous benefits for Fillmore County
    A group of around 25 people with business stakes in Fillmore County were excited to learn more about expanding ecotourism activities in the county during a meeting held last Thursday, Feb. 19, at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in rural Lanesboro. A meeting for the public will be held in June, following more planning sessions. 
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