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Wednesday, June 03, 2015 1:16 PM

Stating it probably won’t take a year to complete the guidelines regulating the connecting of private electric generating systems to the city’s grid, the Rushford City Council approved a one-year moratorium on anyone hooking up to the city’s municipal electric system. The action was taken during the May 26 city council meeting after considerable discussion.



  • Through the years, ‘family’ has been the driving force at Johnson’s Rolling Acres

    LeRoy and Darleen bought the small dairy farm in 1967. They started out milking 36 cows. As their family grew to 13 children, the dairy farm grew as well. By the late 1970’s, four of the Johnson’s six sons (LeRoy Jr., Jim, Mark and Brad) expressed a desire to continue farming with their parents and a corporation was formed. The dairy herd was now 85 cows strong and the farrow to finish hog operation was expanded as well.

     
  • Metz’s Hart-Land Cheese distributes throughout Southeast Minnesota

    Ever since Jeff and Mariann Metz started producing cheese at their farm north of Rushford last summer, it’s been hard to miss their products around the area.

     
  • Kate Klungtvedt will represent Rushford-Peterson High School at Girls State at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul June 7-12.

     
  • The Rushford Days pageant to crown a new Queen and Little Miss is still accepting applications for the 2015 queen court.  The deadline is June 9, 2015. The Rushford Days Queen and court will each receive a scholarship towards their post high school education.

     
  • The Peterson City Council held a brief special meeting on May 20 to approve the bid for construction on the County 25 project. The council voted unanimously to approve the bid received.



     
  • Root River Community Church  celebrates with a new pastor

    Root River Community Church have several reasons to celebrate this summer. 10 years ago, RRCC moved into their new building, located just east of Creekside Park. RRCC will also be celebrating their 20 year anniversary, having been founded in 1995. But, those celebrations could have been sullied with the lack of a strong leader. Thankfully, this isn’t a scenario that RRCC has to worry about, with their new senior pastor, Michael Osterbauer, at the helm.



     
  • Persons biking the Root River Trail experiencing mechanical issues might not have to throw their bikes over their shoulders and start walking...at least not too far.

     
  • Stating it probably won’t take a year to complete the guidelines regulating the connecting of private electric generating systems to the city’s grid, the Rushford City Council approved a one-year moratorium on anyone hooking up to the city’s municipal electric system. The action was taken during the May 26 city council meeting after considerable discussion.



     
  • Countywide DARE graduation held in Lanesboro

    This year, students from five area schools, Lanesboro, Kingsland, Mabel-Canton, Rushford-Peterson and Fillmore Central, gathered in the Lanesboro gymnasium to receive certificates for completing the 10-lesson DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. They were joined by Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase, Captain John DeGeorge and their instructors, deputies Lance Boyum and Kevin Beck.

     
  • All of the Bluff Country News Group offices will be closing at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 5 for a company meeting.

     
  • “Fillmore County is our nice quiet patch,” said R. Ross Reichard, M.D., from the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner Office.

     
  • Spring Grove School Board member  to run for Minnesota House in District 28B

    Thomas Trehus, Spring Grove School Board member and fifth generation Houston County resident, announced he will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners heard several reports throughout their board meeting on Tuesday, May 26. First, they received a biannual report from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) risk management consultant Robert Goede before moving on to reports from several county departments. 

     
  • Yost J. Hershberger, 23, of Decorah, died Thursday afternoon after becoming trapped between a logging trailer and a large truck in rural Mabel.

     
  • In the May 19 City of Rushford Village Council meeting, the council approved an item discussed in previous meeting concerning pavement management.



     
Water Contamination

Scientists with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found widespread contamination of pharmaceuticals drugs along with other chemicals within the state’s lakes and rivers. Do you think more needs to be done to address this issue?



 

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