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  • Middle School may convert into housing, community center

    Over a dozen residents came to the Rushford-Peterson Middle School cafeteria Monday night to hear insight and provide feedback concerning the repurposing of the middle school when the property reverts to the City of Peterson once the new school is built in Rushford.


  • Outdoor classrooms are a hit with Spring Grove sixth graders

    Blue skies and cool, comfortable temperatures created a perfect “outdoor classroom” experience for area sixth-graders last Tuesday.

  • Mill Creek gets upgrade to aid trout

    “The habitat…the new crib walls will help the fish to stay, and they’re efficient to put in,” said Dennis Barth, of Barth Construction, participating in a conversation alongside the banks of the north end of Mill Creek on farmer Allen Sprau’s land, site of a stream restoration project being completed through a cooperative effort of the Hiawatha chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  

  • Veterans engage in difficult talk  about losses, effects of Vietnam War

    “It went from six to 11 veterans.  Three of the six up here I knew, and I buried two of them.  Three, I didn’t know, but I’ve been to the gravesites of the ones I know of.  I’ve been in tons of Fillmore County cemeteries, looking for names.  I take it a day at a time,” said rural Spring Valley resident Marv Grabau, his voice wavering.  

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  • Lila Anderson, 92, of Spring Grove

    Lila Carlotta (Rauk) Anderson, 92, of Spring Grove, died on Sept. 30, 2015, at Gundersen/Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove.

  • Walter Mulhern, 91, of Fountain

    Walter A. Mulhern, 91, of rural Fountain, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. 

  • Ruth Link, 84, of Wykoff

    Ruth E. Link, 84, of Wykoff, a 24-year survivor of breast cancer, died of heart failure Sunday morning, Oct. 4, 2015, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab.

  • ‘Nightmare’ returns to Fountain

    The time is nearly ripe for the re-emergence of Fountain’s “Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams and Haunted Barn.” For the fifth year, this spooky non-profit fundraiser is set to chill and thrill patrons. 

  • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in participating with ideas for the repurposing of the Peterson Middle School on Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the middle school lunch room. 

  • The trail crosses through woods as well as prairie, and the fall colors are beautiful in both.  On sunny days with a blue sky above, it is easy to love living in Minnesota,” said Bluff Country Hiking Club (BCHC) member Jennifer Bradt, anticipating the final hike of the year on the BCHC-maintained Lost Creek Hiking Trail, slated for Saturday, Oct. 31.

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