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Logan Skalet was all smiles, as he prepared to weigh his “monster” carp Saturday afternoon. Logan’s carp garnered first place honors at 14.855 pounds. Photos by Charlie Warner
Logan Skalet was all smiles, as he prepared to weigh his “monster” carp Saturday afternoon. Logan’s carp garnered first place honors at 14.855 pounds. Photos by Charlie Warner
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:37 PM

A total of 245 persons signed up to compete for the bragging rights as the best rough fish fisherperson last Saturday during the 29th Annual Lipmasters Fishing Contest held in Rushford. When all the fish were weighed, 11-year-old Logan Skalet topped the field with a 14.855-pound carp. Skalet, the son of Travis and Jodi Skalet of Rushford, brought in a fish that was more than four pounds heavier that the second place carp.



  • Pam’s Corner and Convenience  receives new look, new branding

    On May 2, 2005, Pam Brand took over ownership of The Corner Convenience Store, which was a locally owned business for 25 years. The store was then dubbed “Pam’s Corner” by Brand, who had been employed at the store for 22 years before taking over ownership. At the same time, Brand reestablished the station as a Clark station. Now 10 years later, Pam’s Corner is making another big change as they are switching from Clark to Gulf Oil, a corporation with over 3,300 locations in 31 states and the Caribbean.



     
  • Rushford-Peterson foreign exchange student Zarghoona Shah participated in the Minnesota State High School League State Speech Contest on Fri., April 17 at Lakeville North High School. She was one of the top 24 competitors in each of the 13 categories vying for the top eight spots and ultimately the best in the state of Minnesota.



     
  • The City of Rushford Village Council looked forward to road projects in the April 21 meeting as Engineer Brian Malm, with Bolton & Menk, Inc., was on hand to give a report, while also answering questions concerning future projects.



     
  • The Rushford City Council unanimously approved a motion to hire part-time police officer David Huse to the full-time patrol officer position for the Rushford Police Department. The action came during the council’s April 27 meeting.



     
  • While it took more than seven years for the dreaded insect to make its way up the Mississippi River Valley, local officials were notified last week that the emerald ash borer has been detected in Fillmore County, more specifically, in Rushford. Suspected EAB larva and feeding activity consistent with emerald ash borer was found in a boulevard ash tree in the city.



     
  • 29th Annual Lipmasters attracts generation anglers

    A total of 245 persons signed up to compete for the bragging rights as the best rough fish fisherperson last Saturday during the 29th Annual Lipmasters Fishing Contest held in Rushford. When all the fish were weighed, 11-year-old Logan Skalet topped the field with a 14.855-pound carp. Skalet, the son of Travis and Jodi Skalet of Rushford, brought in a fish that was more than four pounds heavier that the second place carp.



     
  • A comprehensive Health and Human Services finance proposal by House Republicans would provide Greater Minnesota nursing homes with hundreds of thousands of dollars in new revenue if signed into law.

     
  • New Flood Insurance Rate Maps will receive public input; may mean changes

    The creation and future implementation of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in Fillmore County has raised concerns for a number of business owners and individuals, both in the country and in cities.

     
  • Fillmore County to become the eighth county in Minnesota under quarantine for EAB. 
  • Plans are underway for Rushford days, as this year is the traditional Homecoming Celebration. There will be a few changes from previous years.



     
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking volunteers for its citizen stream monitoring programs with three sites in the Rushford and Houston area labeled high priority.



     
  • The Rushford-Peterson School Board took most of their Monday night meeting to discuss new school options and personnel issues.



     
  • Rushford-Peterson teachers  prepare for retirement, Part 3

    For the last two weeks, we have recognized wonderful long-term teachers who will be retiring this year. Sadly, there are several respected and adored educators that are moving on to a new chapter in their lives, but we honor them as we take a look back at their illustrious careers in this final edition, recognizing these educators.



     
  • Turkey on the loose in South Rushford!

    In the type of story that you only find in smaller towns and farming communities, a turkey decided to take a tour of South Rushford on April 14.



     
  • For months, the Peterson city council has been looking at a large construction project that will begin this summer concerning County Road 25. Councilor Loren Rue began the meeting with a written statement that was distributed to council members concerning sewer service to Myrtle Avenue.



     
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