If you were a 10-year old and had an aunt who said she would take you on a trip anywhere you wanted in the United States, where would you want to go? I’m sure the vast majority of fourth graders would reply, “Disney World,” or some other type of amusement park.
Persons purchasing fuel at the Rushford Kwik Trip may have noticed something more to look at besides the digital display indicating how many gallons have been pumped and the cost of the fuel.
Every year, millions of Americans spend billions of dollars within the course of 24 hours on Thanksgiving evening and Black Friday morning. This “holiday” has drawn criticism by many. Americans go from spending a day focusing on what they are thankful for, to a day where they fight tooth and nail for deals and doorbusters.
The City of Rushford Village had to move their meeting into a larger room at city hall to facilitate more than a dozen persons ranging from candidates for the open council position to R-P students visiting as a course mandate, to Rick Ruberg and Floyd Dunn, residents who were at the meeting to voice their hesitance concerning road maintenance and the upcoming Pavement Management Plan.
The City of Rushford Village has filled the open council position left by Hamilton Peterson. In a unanimous vote at the Nov. 17 meeting, the CRV council motioned to fill the spot with Richard Smith, rather than Peterson’s father, Dennis.
Don Farrow of Community Economic Development Associates (CEDA) and Steve Sarvi of the Fillmore County Economic Development Board gave an overview of the prior year’s activities during the Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Fillmore County’s commissioners once again focused their discussion on coordination of the Community Services – including Veterans’ Services, Public Health and Social Services – during the Tuesday, Nov. 10 meeting.
“MnDOT has been requesting us to build a new access to our grain handling facility for some time. They wanted a new road built further away (to the south) from the bridge for safety reasons. With all the available fill, from the new school project, we felt now was the time to get this done.”
It’s getting close to the prime vacation season. Many Minnesotans will travel to warmer climates including islands in the Caribbean to escape the cold weather that usually accompanies this time of year. Pastor Brenda Ziebell with Emmanuel Episcopal Church took three weeks visiting Haiti, however, for Ziebell this was more than just a vacation.
The City of Peterson unanimously approved the purchase of new playground equipment at the Nov. 12 meeting.
The planets and stars must have all been lined up in perfect order this year for our men and women of the soil. Copious amounts of moisture last winter and spring, an early spring planting season, timely rains throughout the summer and one of the warmest autumns on record provided area farmers with a near-perfect harvest season.
The Rushford-Peterson School Board’s monthly meeting, held Monday, Nov. 16, was quick and calm, as the board finished their action items within 20 minutes, before moving on to the individual reports from staff and administration.
The appointment of a new postmaster for the Rushford Post Office should be announced within the next month. Bill Bires, who was acting manager of the 559 and 546 zip code areas, summed up the process to replace former Rushford Postmaster Mac Macomber. Macomber retired on Sept. 29, after serving as the postmaster here for many years.