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Friday, December 19, 2014 7:10 AM
While Irving Berlin dreams of a white Christmas, folks in Peterson experienced snow melting and temperatures in the mid 40’s on Saturday’s Christmas in Peterson. But, no one complained about the warm weather, as participants took part in tours, hay rides, food tasting, and the opportunity to give to those less fortunate.
  • A new light shines on the road as one drives down Mill Street in Rushford. Following the construction that Rushford has been saddled with for the last several months, the city of Rushford as well as Norman’s Electric Service have put up brand new lights to add a new beauty at night in Rushford. 
  • Monday evening’s regular School Board meeting began with nearly half an hour of mixed public commentary. 
  • While Irving Berlin dreams of a white Christmas, folks in Peterson experienced snow melting and temperatures in the mid 40’s on Saturday’s Christmas in Peterson. But, no one complained about the warm weather, as participants took part in tours, hay rides, food tasting, and the opportunity to give to those less fortunate. 
  • In 2013, Kristin Burdey organized the Live Nativity Scene at Rushford Lutheran church. 
  • Before getting down to business Monday night, with the main item being the budget, there were a couple items of note on the Rushford City Council’s consent agenda, the first — rising police incident reports — being a concern. 
  • Board member steps down, new feed mill to come for Farmer’s Cooperative
    In past years, the Farmer’s Co-op has had trouble meeting a quorum, or have barely had a quorum for voting. This year, the board was grateful for the 160 attendees, including members, families, business representatives, and co-op employees. 
  • Property squabble on new school site
    With the referendum passed and the design team for the new school formed, it seems that all engines are a go for developing a new Rushford-Peterson school. But according to Winona resident Glen Palecek, who owns a 52 acre land development behind where the new school will be built, there may be complications to building the projected plans as is. 
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is issuing an air pollution health advisory for the southern half of Minnesota, extending from Thursday afternoon into early Sunday morning.  

     
  • One of the issues discussed at the Fillmore County Commissioners' regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, involved purchasing an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) for the county's engineering department.

     
  • A little over two years ago, Rushford police department was in the process of training a K-9 unit for local purposes. Currently, there is no K-9 unit, and according to police chief Adam Eide, there likely won’t be one in the future.  
  • After postponing a discussion on Rushford’s sewer and rate structure and approving a tentative labor contract with IBEW Local 160, the Rushford City Council muddled through two items of business during a meeting that was relatively short — but not so sweet.  
  • The City of Peterson is planning their second annual Christmas in Peterson event on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
  • Shedding some light on Highway 43
    The holiday season is often accompanied by the traditional hanging of Christmas lights. Last week, Norman’s Electric Service put up a different set of lights in downtown Rushford. 
  • Merchants Bank plans to lighten up Rushford
    The event typically begins with people dressed as Mary and Joseph riding a horse or camel to begin the parade and from there lasts thirty minutes as all types of floats go down the street. “There is no specific order people just come and get lined up,” added Morcomb.  
  • Fillmore County’s commissioners discussed at length whether to renew a contract with Winona County for a community services director during its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

     
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