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?CARL HOLGER AND PAUL ANDERSON
?CARL HOLGER AND PAUL ANDERSON
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:55 AM

The last few weeks leading up to the first day of school can be very busy times for parents of children making sure their kids will be attired in the newest fashions and ensuring their backpacks are filled with the proper tools for learning. The end of the summer can also be a hectic time for teachers and school staff, as they prepare for that first day and greeting a new group of students.

  • Good news for the holiday weekend, as the trail segment between Whalan and Peterson, which has been under construction since July, will be opening on Saturday, September 5.



     
  • Richard Iverson, 94, formerly of Rushford died on Aug. 17 of injuries he sustained during a home invasion at his Modesto, CA home on Friday, July 24.

     
  • While the vast majority of cities, townships, school districts, counties, states and the federal government hold elections on even years, the city of Rushford marches to the beat of the different drummer. Being a charter city, Rushford holds its election for councilors (actually called aldermen) and the mayor's position on odd years.

     
  • Just the ticket for the  R-P special ed program
    Tradition has always been a strong part of the Rushford-Peterson school culture. The Trojans have a tradition of academic excellence, athleticism, and class. So it makes sense that one of the recent hires would be following in the path of tradition herself. 
  • Lots of changes for new  R-P teacher Lisa Boyum

    After four years of college education, it is easy for one to wonder when life will begin. Many college juniors and seniors are looking forward to the next phase of their lives, but not all of them find their ideal career upon graduating. Lisa Boyum, the new sixth grade teacher for Rushford-Peterson Middle School, graduated college, found a new career, got married, and became pregnant all within one year.

     
  • Joe Hatch will be on his own this year at R-P Middle School
    Joe Hatch is ready for another year of school, but this time, he’ll be teaching on his own. 
  • With first day of school looming, janitors are making last minute preparations too

    The last few weeks leading up to the first day of school can be very busy times for parents of children making sure their kids will be attired in the newest fashions and ensuring their backpacks are filled with the proper tools for learning. The end of the summer can also be a hectic time for teachers and school staff, as they prepare for that first day and greeting a new group of students.

     
  • As of 2013, 15.8 million American children live in food insecure households, according to Feeding America. This means that these households could not afford to get proper nutrition and food supply to their children. Though Minnesota was one of the bottom five states as far as food insecure households go, 38 percent of elementary children in the Rushford-Peterson Valley qualify for free or reduced meals.

     
  • Fillmore County highway engineer Ron Gregg presented the final draft of the new official Fillmore County highway map during the Sept. 1 commissioners’ meeting. The map has been in the works for most of 2015, and Gregg was pleased to be able to ask for its printing. 
  • The summer months are coming to a close, but the towns along the Root River Trail System will hold the three-weekend Taste of the Trail event rounding out the summer and celebrating the beginning of fall. Before students get completely immersed in homework and school activities, families can take a break by riding the bike trail and getting a taste of each town.

     
  • Winona area woman to serve  as district judge in Caledonia

    Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Carmaine M. Sturino as district court judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District to replace the Honorable James A. Fabian with chambers at Caledonia in Houston County.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners started their day on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with a visit from Chuck Schwartau of the University of Minnesota Extension Services. Schwartau was pleased to report the county will soon have a half-time ag educator available, effective Sept. 8.

     
  • New owners breathe life into Spring Valley Ponds

    The future of Spring Valley Ponds is looking bright as new owners Zach Lind and Matt Graber bring their vision to the area.

     
  • The City of Rushford Village Council received an update on the 2015 pavement management plan that has been in discussion since the April 21 meeting. On Aug. 18, the CRV council heard from Bolton & Menk, Inc. Engineer Josh Pope as he gave a report on the project that is underway.

     
  • No shortage of smiles for R-P elementary education teacher

    Carissa Breuer has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. Now she gets to see that dream become a reality as she will begin teaching elementary special education at Rushford-Peterson school this fall.

     
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