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Steve Sarvi
Steve Sarvi
Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:13 PM
“I really wasn’t looking for a new position. Rushford is a great town and there are so many things going on here. But I told myself way back when I was working in Lanesboro, if the city manager’s position in Winona ever opened up, I’d apply for that job. And that’s what happened. When I read in the paper that Judy (Winona City Manager Judith Bodway) was retiring, I decided I had to apply for the job.”

  • Vacation destination: On the road again
    “Tis’ the season…” some would say. Now that Christmas has passed, living in Midwestern states can sometimes feel a bit like living in Narnia: endless cold, endless snow, and no sign of warm temperatures for months. Many midwesterners decide that this is the time of year when a vacation is most needed.

  • Barros says goodbye to R-P
    After five months of experiencing all that Rushford-Peterson school has to offer, foreign exchange student Hermon Doria Vasconcelos Barros is heading back to his home town of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

  • The Rushford City Council spent more than an hour getting an idea of what’s “down the road” when it comes to street improvement projects in the city. The council held a workshop on Jan. 25, where city engineer Brian Malm went over the various types of street improvement measures that can be conducted and what streets within the city are in need of various improvement projects.

  • R-P looks to raise $7,300 for ‘Seniors Give Back’ cancer research fundraisier
    Since 2011, Seniors Give Back has raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of cancer research through the American Cancer Society. In 2015, Rushford-Peterson High School seniors, along with the community, raised $7,200, which was nearly $500 more than their goal. Erin Thompson, one of the coordinators of Seniors Give Back, hopes to see the community raise $100 more than last year. “It’s a big goal,” said Thompson. “We keep saying (each year), ‘I don’t know if we’re going to get there.”

  • 4-way tie at One Act Play sectionals
    The One Act team faced an unprecedented result at Section tournament on Saturday as they tied for first with three other teams. Rochester Lourdes, Fillmore Central, and Lewiston-Altura all tied for first along with R-P. Only the top two teams are eligible to proceed to state.

  • Rushford City Administrator accepts Winona City Manager position
    “I really wasn’t looking for a new position. Rushford is a great town and there are so many things going on here. But I told myself way back when I was working in Lanesboro, if the city manager’s position in Winona ever opened up, I’d apply for that job. And that’s what happened. When I read in the paper that Judy (Winona City Manager Judith Bodway) was retiring, I decided I had to apply for the job.”

  • The non-Amish community has been reaching out to Amish neighbors near Canton since Jan. 11, when a fire destroyed not only a home but is presumed to have taken the lives of two Amish men – Yost Hershberger, 58, and his son, Benjamin Hershberger, 18.

  • News Leader, co-owner win awards  in Minnesota Better Newspaper Contest

    The Fillmore County News Leader and Bluff Country Newspaper Group co-owner David Phillips were recognized last week for excellence during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s (MNA) annual convention. 

  • Basketball performers will take students for a spin

    R-P students will be in for a treat on Feb. 3 as Bruce and Diane Crevier show off their basketball spinning talents along with their 12 children. The Crevier’s have had great success touring the country with their “Champions Forever Spin-Tacular Basketball Show.”

  • While the last two invasions by the polar vortex have reminded us that this is Minnesota and it is winter, for the most part, the winter of 2015-16 has been a cakewalk, at least so far.

  • The Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Rushford will be hosting the third annual appreciation dinner for emergency responders on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Following the public hearing, which is required whenever an ordinance amendment is being considered, the Rushford City Council approved a number of changes to the city’s lodging tax. The action was taken during the council’s Jan. 25 meeting.

  • Oops...someone forgot to lower the box

    Traffic was detoured through the residential section of Rushford for about 90 minutes Monday afternoon when a dump truck hauling fill from the new Rushford-Peterson school building site to the new Farmer's Co-op Elevator road snagged a fiber optic line, causing damage to a pole located just north of the G.S. Woxland Plumbing and Heating building on Mill Street.

  • The City of Rushford Village Council settled an issue that has been debated for just over a month in regards to pay equity for clerk Kristina Mart.

  • When a team wins a championship 10 straight times, it is considered the dominator of the field. That certainly holds true for the Rushford-Peterson Drama Department, which just won the Section 1A Sub-section On Act Play competition for the 10th straight year. R-P teams have won the sub-section title 13 times and placed second six years since the two school consolidated 25 years ago.

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