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Wanda Kopperud
Wanda Kopperud
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:15 AM

Wanda Kopperud has been teaching for 22 years, but now she feels ready for a new season of life as this chapter comes to a close.

  • Three agencies have joined forces to sponsor a housing forum to be held at Tri-County Electric in Rushford on Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. 

  • The Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) denied loan guarantee requests made by Roy’s Small Engine and Village Auto, LLC at the April 8 meeting. Had the requests been approved, the EDA would have served as the second mortgage holder for gap loans the businesses were considering.

  • The Planning/Zoning Commission for the City of Rushford Village have been hard at work clarifying language and simplifying ordinances in recent months. At the April 7 meeting, the city council held a public hearing in which they clarified the changes that have been made in these months.

  • Rushford-Peterson teachers prepare for retirement, Part 2

    Wanda Kopperud has been teaching for 22 years, but now she feels ready for a new season of life as this chapter comes to a close.

  • Rushford areas businesses were alerted Monday morning that two counterfeit twenty-dollar bills were discovered in weekend receipts.

  • Exchange student advancing  to State Speech Tournament

    Only one member of the Rushford-Peterson Speech Team will be advancing to the Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament held next weekend at Lakeville North High School. Zara Shah placed third in original oratory, qualifying her for the state meet.

  • The Rushford City Council unanimously approved a contract for services with the Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber of Commerce (RPVCC).  The agreement would have the RPVCC provide marketing and promotional services for the city.

  • Bells toll at history center, marking 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War

    A lot can happen in 150 years. So much so that people don't really understand what life was like that many years ago. However, occasionally, it is a key point in history that determined the course of a nation. One such moment that cities, towns and schoolhouses all over the country marked on April 9 took place in 1865 at Appomattox, Va.

  • The Fillmore County Unit of Townships gathered on Tuesday, April 7, at the Preston Servicemen's Club for its annual meeting. Out of the 23 townships in Fillmore County, 17 were in attendance, along with the county department heads and county commissioners.

  • Merchants Financial Group, Inc., (MFGI) held its annual meeting Thursday, April 9, formally reporting income to shareholders and re-electing four members to the MFGI Board of Directors.

  • Wet weather was a blessing for area farmers; warm, dry spell needed now

    If the old adage “the robins must get snowed on three times before spring finally arrives,” holds true, folks living in southeast Minnesota should finally be out of the woods. Many residents woke up to a white landscape this past Friday morning, as several inches of heavy, wet snow blanketed the area. According to my calculations, that makes three significant snowfalls since we first started seeing robins nearly four weeks ago. Good riddance to the snow (hopefully).

  • ‘One plan’ being developed  for Root River watershed

    One of the issues at the forefront of many area residents is the health of the water running throughout portions of six counties in southeastern Minnesota. Interested residents congregated at the Fountain Community Center on Wednesday, April 8, to learn more about the pilot plan of Root River One Watershed, One Plan.

  • Burned twice in the past by vetoes,  tax chair believin’ there’s hope this time

    The last time Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) chaired the House Taxes Committee was in 2011-2012. He was on the frontlines of solving a $6 billion General Fund deficit, with the focus squarely on raising revenue and cutting programs. It took a government shutdown and special session to resolve the budgetary imbalance.

  • Motorists in the Harmony-Canton area along Highway 52 may see smoke from prescribed burns in the weeks ahead, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

  • Floods can have devastating effects on people and property.


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