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THE CHARRED REMAINS of where Jim Scaife’s barn once stood. The Rushford Fire Department received the call at 12:19 a.m. on Feb. 24, and immediately responded, along with members of Houston Fire Department. Assistant Fire Chiefs Chad Rasmussen and James Dailey headed up the operation. Photo by Matthew Rodenburg
THE CHARRED REMAINS of where Jim Scaife’s barn once stood. The Rushford Fire Department received the call at 12:19 a.m. on Feb. 24, and immediately responded, along with members of Houston Fire Department. Assistant Fire Chiefs Chad Rasmussen and James Dailey headed up the operation. Photo by Matthew Rodenburg
Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:09 PM

At 12:19 a.m. on Feb. 24, the Rushford Fire Department got paged to answer a barn fire. The barn in question was Pastor Jim Scaife’s. Around midnight, Ann, Scaife’s daughter, saw the fire through the window. “She came down and said ‘the barn’s on fire!’ and of course, we all got up and went out,” said Scaife.



  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • Warner to serve as managing editor of the Tri-County Record

    Bluff Country Newspaper Group Publisher Dave Phillips announced that Charlie Warner has been hired to serve as the managing editor of the Tri-County Record. Warner began duties Monday, Feb. 23.

     
  • The Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE helps students develop skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management.  Participants evaluate the cattle’s physical characteristics, explain their various classes and analyze a herd record as a team.



     
  • In the Horse Evaluation CDE, students evaluate and rank horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. As a team, students cooperatively solve problems related to equine selection, management, nutrition and production.



     
  • Lind and team place second in national championship

    Agri-Business teacher Colby Lind is no stranger to cattle competitions. He has judged many of them over the course of his life and competed at even more. Recently, Lind and his family had great success in competitions with a Red Angus heifer named Alaynah.



     
  • Morning fire destroys barn

    At 12:19 a.m. on Feb. 24, the Rushford Fire Department got paged to answer a barn fire. The barn in question was Pastor Jim Scaife’s. Around midnight, Ann, Scaife’s daughter, saw the fire through the window. “She came down and said ‘the barn’s on fire!’ and of course, we all got up and went out,” said Scaife.



     
  • The City of Rushford Village had little to report after the meeting on Feb. 17. Engineer Brian Malm of Bolton & Menk was on hand to discuss the Tuff Lane Bridge project, yet the project has hit a standstill.



     
  • The Minnesota FFA Association celebrateS National FFA Week from Feb. 21-28.



     
  • “This is a terrific event for Rushford. It brings a lot of traffic to town. This is certainly something we should support,” said Mayor Chris Hallum, concerning the Third Annual Jumps For Hope. The Rushford City Council unanimously approved a motion to support the event, which will be held Sun., June 28 at the Rushford Municipal Airport. The city’s support includes a $500 budgeted item, which will help with the promotion of the event.



     
  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • Emergency responders hold  cold water training in Chatfield

    “The unknown is always scary, but we always know that we were never alone,” said Chatfield Fire Department Safety Officer Dan Jaquith.

     
  • Students and staff face off for a good cause

    On Feb. 12, Rushford-Peterson gymnasium was filled with students and school staff members, as the high school seniors took on the staff for the students vs. staff Pink Out basketball game.



     
  • Houston, Minn. is about to become owl city, as the International Owl Center plans for their grand opening during the annual Festival of Owls on March 6-8.



     
  • The wastewater treatment plant in Peterson has been an item of concern for several months for the city council. After the meeting on Feb. 11, a solution was presented that the council adopted.



     
  • Fifty years of breaking records

    Rushford native Ernie Tuff has been dubbed the “World’s Fastest Man.” He’s not a runner, he’s not even a racer, he modifies cars and engines to make some of the fastest cars in the world, and he has done this for over 50 years.



     
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