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Damla Isik
Damla Isik
Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:44 AM

Damla Isik has spent the last year acclimating to not just one American school, but two. Isik, originally from Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the members of the foreign exchange program. For the first semester, Isik spent time in Blair, Wisc. She relocated to Rushford-Peterson high school midway through the schoolyear.



  • Warm, sunny weather needed for area farmers

    Warm, sunny weather is what most residents living in southeast Minnesota are clamoring for. And that certainly includes area farmers. While much of the state came into the 2015 planting season in a moderate to severe drought status, this corner of the state received enough precipitation last fall and winter to place us in the “adequate” classification when the spring reports were released. With the copious amounts of liquid from the sky that we received during the past six weeks, southeast Minnesota's soil moisture is now rated as normal to surplus.

     
  • The May 13 Peterson City Council meeting began the same way that the most recent City of Rushford Village city council started, with a presentation by Vern Bunke, head of Bluff Trucks. 
  • It is no secret that tension has been high in concern to the new school issue and the referendum passed in November. Several community members addressed concerns related to the new school at the R-P school board meeting last Monday night.



     
  • The Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) spent considerable time during their May 13 meeting discussing the pros and cons of approving a number of loan guarantee and forbearance requests.



     
  • Himlie, Pederson say goodbye to R-P School after more than three decades

    Joe Himlie has been taking care of the R-P high school and elementary school for 31 years. This year, he’s hanging up his career as he reaches the rule of 90.



     
  • Reflecting on a year in America

    Damla Isik has spent the last year acclimating to not just one American school, but two. Isik, originally from Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the members of the foreign exchange program. For the first semester, Isik spent time in Blair, Wisc. She relocated to Rushford-Peterson high school midway through the schoolyear.



     
  • New bike tune-up stations on local trails

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has installed 31 new bicycle tune-up stations in state parks and on state trails, including eight on the Root River/Harmony-Preston state trails.

     
  • Residents in Fillmore County are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday, June 3, regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the county. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Montini Hall in Rushford. The hall is connected to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 105 North Mill Street.

     
  • Reviewing quotes and bids for equipment dominated discussion during the Tuesday, May 12, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting.

     
  • Sun, sand and fun comes to Rushford

    “This is something we’ve been kicking around for some time. When I talked to different people about it, they thought it was a good idea and encouraged us to pursue it. It’s worked well in other communities and we’re hoping it becomes a fun event for folks here in Rushford.”



     
  • In the May 5 City of Rushford Village Council meeting, much of the hour was spent discussing trail expansion with Vern Bunke, head of Bluff Tracks.



     
  • Screenplay for feature film ‘Rise of the  Sea Urchins’ created by local residents
    Two persons with ties to the Rushford-Peterson area are about to see a dream come true. Leslie Nelson, who served as the pastor of the Root River Community Church in Rushford for seven years, and Daniel Ostrem, a 2007 graduate of Rushford-Peterson High School, co-wrote a screenplay for a feature film that will be airing in movie theaters in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa in June.  
  • “When you consider how far the city has come since the floods, all of the improvements that have been made and the way the city has been able to cut much of the major debt down, I feel you are moving in the right direction,” said Tom Wente of Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. Wente presented the 2014 audit to the Rushford City Council Monday, May 11.

     
  • The results of the District 28B legislative questionnaire distributed by State Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) earlier this year show preferences for passing tax relief, keeping the surplus in budget reserves, repealing MnSure and increasing funding for nursing homes.

     
  • The Commission on Judicial Selection is recommending three candidates — including Fillmore County Attorney Brett A. Corson and Scott K. Springer, who serves as attorney for several cities in Fillmore County — to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District.

     
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