The City of Halstad was recently awarded a grant of up to $100,000 from the Dekko Foundation for the Landmark Education and Recreation Center. The Dekko Foundation, based in Kendallville, Indiana invests in projects that help children and youth up to age 18 with building skills, knowledge and character that they will need to travel the path toward economic freedom.

The mission of Landmark Education and Recreation Center, in the former Norman County West High School , is to engage and improve the lives of youth and other members of the community by providing educational programs and activities, with many of the same goals as the Dekko Foundation.
“We are pleased that the Dekko Foundation is making an investment in the community by providing $50,000.00 in outright support to get programming and staffing in place, and that they will provide a dollar for dollar match up to $50,000.00 for any additional individual, business, or grant funds raised,” Halstad Mayor Darin Johnson said.

The City of Halstad thanks the Dekko Foundation for their support and commitment to Landmark. In addition, thanks go out to community members who have worked on acquiring the former school, Landmark committee members who have worked on grants, and building and grounds needs, and to the entire community for their interest and support in maintaining and growing this community resource.

Landmark support is being sought through personal and business sponsorships, donations, participation in Landmark programming, and fundraising events, and volunteerism. For more information, go to or contact us at, or call 218.456.2128. 

Landmark, located in Halstad, Minnesota was formerly the Norman County West High School.  The mission of Landmark is to promote community and advance the self-sufficiency of residents of all ages in a state-of-the-art Community Education, Fitness and Recreation Center.