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THE FORMER Historic Bluff Country office in Rushford.
THE FORMER Historic Bluff Country office in Rushford.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 8:34 AM
Historic Bluff Country, Inc., is once again experiencing a financial setback after discovering a former director allegedly took money from the organization. Charges have been filed in Fillmore County District Court against Trisha Ann Parrish of Rushford. She faces felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $10,500 from the organization she was entrusted to lead.

  • On Feb. 1, local students eagerly awaited the words they long to hear all through the winter, “snow day.” As weather services tracked the impending blizzard for over a week, the meteorologists were fairly on point with their prediction, as Rushford Peterson Valley was slammed with the greatest snowfall of the season.

  • The history of Valentine’s Day is somewhat open to interpretation based on culture and religion.  However, cards, flowers and gifts have always been the staple of celebration.

  • The Valley Crest Riders are hosting members of the Iron Dog Snowmobile Club next week as nearly 40 snowmobile riders will make their way to Rushford Feb. 14 to explore the Southeast Minnesota trails.

  • By a unanimous vote, the Rushford City Council approved a motion to spend $4,200 to develop plans to locate a park to honor veterans at Creekside Park. The council reviewed a proposal for Veteran’s Memorial Park that would be located between the gazebo and the Highway 43 bridge at Creekside Park.

  • Valentine’s Day across the ages
    From chaperoned dates and chivalrous acts from a gentleman to his lady, all the way to Tinder and “Netflix and Chill,” dating has taken on a variety of forms. As humanity has changed and progressed (or in some ways, regressed), so have our customs when it comes to love and romance. In this issue, we’ll take a look at a few local couples and reexamine dating across the decades.

  • The Fillmore County board listened to a presentation by Peter Lindstrom during the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. Lindstrom serves as the local government outreach coordinator for the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERT) from the University of Minnesota. 

  • Fillmore County employees  recognized for years of service
    Fillmore County’s board of commissioners recognized the years of service contributed to the county’s operations by its employees during a special reception held following the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. 

  • In less than a month, persons who are customers of Tri-County Electric Cooperative based in Rushford and Hawkeye REC of Cresco, Iowa, will be asked to vote to combine the two organizations. Every member of the two electrical cooperatives will be mailed a ballot in March concerning the proposed consolidation.  

  • Theft, fraud charges filed against  former Historic Bluff Country director
    Historic Bluff Country, Inc., is once again experiencing a financial setback after discovering a former director allegedly took money from the organization. Charges have been filed in Fillmore County District Court against Trisha Ann Parrish of Rushford. She faces felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $10,500 from the organization she was entrusted to lead.

  • Sideways snow didn’t stop Fillmore County’s commissioners from convening for the Feb. 2 county board meeting, though the legislative priorities portion of the meeting was postponed due to the weather. Rep. Greg Davids and Sen. Jeremy Miller had been invited to hear the county’s wish list for the coming year, but they will attend a future meeting to take care of that piece of business.

  • 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.

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