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Friday, January 23, 2015 7:17 AM
In the 32nd annual Cancer Crusade, bidders raised close to $30,000 to benefit cancer research and raise funds for families of those who have lost loved ones to their cancer battle.
  • The Minnesota FFA Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of the official FFA jacket to a member of the Rushford-Peterson FFA Chapter.  Owen Smith has been selected to receive his own jacket. 
  • Rushford-Peterson announces the winners of the school contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The student winners are Anna Kjos and Morgan Kingsley.  

  • Vix scores 600 career coaching wins
    The Rushford-Peterson boys’ basketball team has reason to celebrate after the Jan. 13 win against Southland. Not only did the Trojans beat the Rebels handily and earn their 12th win of the season, but coach Tom Vix won the 600th game of his coaching career. 
  • Great Skate Giveaway brings out many  first time skaters
    Last weekend, the sun was shining, temperatures were well above freezing, and there was no bitter wind. “The weather is absolutely perfect,” said Terry Lesser as he and Scott Tarras hosted the Great Skate Giveaway at Rushford’s ice rink near Creekside Park. 
  • When superintendent Chuck Ehler and the school board proposed a referendum where a new school would be built for $38.1 million, local resident’s reactions have been mixed. The referendum passed in November by a narrow margin of 3 percent. But now, after a Jan. 15 school board meeting, those worried about the cost of the new school can breathe a little easier as the proposed amount for bond purchase has decreased by $7 million. 
  • Rushford Cancer Crusade raises $30,000 at 32nd annual telethon
    In the 32nd annual Cancer Crusade, bidders raised close to $30,000 to benefit cancer research and raise funds for families of those who have lost loved ones to their cancer battle. 
  • Semcac executive director Wayne Stenberg and Semcac Senior Services director Debbie Betthauser appeared before Fillmore County’s board of commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 13, to present an update on the organization and review its appropriation request for the coming year.

  • In his 13 years of directing the one-act play for Rushford-Peterson high school, Forrest Musselman was able to lead his students to state competition last year with the play he wrote, “Antiplay.” This year, Musselman and the theatre students hope to repeat by taking home the championship with the  play “WASP.” 
  • Chili dinner, silent auction to benefit Kvam family
    One of the most inspiring pieces of living in a small town is the community support. We see this especially in the Rushford Peterson Valley.

  • The first regular council meetings in January tend to be among the easiest of the upcoming year, as local governments go through the annual ritual of assigning positions to civic boards and committees. 
  • For 31 years, the annual Cancer Crusade has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research and cancer patient family support. Fundraising for this event is not difficult to drum up as so many are affected by cancer. 
  • Throughout the summer, it seemed that road signs were in a state of flux as more and more detours immerged.

  • Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston), who was earlier named chairman of the Minnesota House Taxes Committee, will also serve on three committees in the 89th session of the House.

  • High school artists featured in annual exhibit at Lanesboro Arts

    Art can be found in many forms, in many locations, as one goes about his or her day. There are hundreds of ways art can be displayed — from simple drawings to huge sculptures. Some forms are obvious, while others are subtle additions to simply enhance the environment of a room.

  • Commissioners debate pay for  new sheriff following oath of office

    The first 2015 meeting of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners opened with the formalities of swearing in elected officials, including commissioners Duane Bakke and Randy Dahl, Auditor and Treasurer Shirl Boelter and County Recorder David Kiehne.


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