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KENAI CHASES DOWN her toy ball in the Williams fenced in backyard. Kenai and Koda have been the subject of accuasations by community members in the City of Rushford Village.
KENAI CHASES DOWN her toy ball in the Williams fenced in backyard. Kenai and Koda have been the subject of accuasations by community members in the City of Rushford Village.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:55 AM

There’s an old idiom that says a dog is “a man’s best friend.” What happens if that dog infringes upon the rights of a neighbor? In a “he said, she said” charge against Koda and Kenai, the two yellow Labrador retrievers that belong to Jeremy and Nicole Williams, the City of Rushford Village responded to citizen complaints with criminal charges.



  • Lentz apparent winner for county commissioner in District 1

    Write-in candidate Mitch Lentz is the apparent winner in the special election for Fillmore County commissioner in District 1 held Tuesday, March 31.

     
  • Money to float the boats in case of flood or swift water rescues was the focus of Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase’s report during the Tuesday, March 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Kaase and Chief Deputy Tony Webber presented the renewal of the 2015 State of Minnesota County Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement and also requested the purchase of emergency flotation devices from Fire Safety, USA, with funds from last year’s grant. 

     
  • Rushford-Peterson High School Band Director Burt Svendsen has been leading the band program for 42 years. Trojan sports teams have had varying success over the years, but typically the Trojans are talented enough to make subsections and state tournaments on a consistent basis. That’s a lot of travel for Svendsen and the pep band.



     
  • New restaurant, Lola’s, to open in Houston

    “I’ve worked in the business for 18 years and wanted to have my own place for some time. I heard, through the grapevine, that this place was for sale. I felt it was time for me to move forward.”



     
  • Charges against Williams  family Labradors dismissed

    There’s an old idiom that says a dog is “a man’s best friend.” What happens if that dog infringes upon the rights of a neighbor? In a “he said, she said” charge against Koda and Kenai, the two yellow Labrador retrievers that belong to Jeremy and Nicole Williams, the City of Rushford Village responded to citizen complaints with criminal charges.



     
  • The Rushford City Council unanimously approved a motion to refinance the 2009 general obligation (GO) bond, which will provide the city with a savings of $110,000 in interest. The action was taken during the March 23 council meeting.

     
  • The Rushford City Council spent about an hour reviewing alternatives for lowering the city’s interior flood levels that would result in the removal of more than 70 structures from the mapped floodplain. By doing so, many homeowners would no longer be required to purchase flood insurance.

     
  • Money to float the boats in case of flood or swift water rescues was the focus of Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase’s report during the Tuesday, March 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Kaase and Chief Deputy Tony Webber presented the renewal of the 2015 State of Minnesota County Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement and also requested the purchase of emergency flotation devices from Fire Safety, USA, with funds from last year’s grant. 

     
  • In an atypical fashion for Peterson City Council, the March 11 council meeting was one of the shortest meetings held, at 37 minutes. There were several items on the agenda, but the council went through them in a prompt, yet thorough manner.



     
  • Speech team ties for first place team sweepstakes

    On Sat., March 14, not only was the boy’s basketball team bringing home a first place trophy, but the Rushford-Peterson Speech Team won the first place trophy for small schools; and they did it with only ten members of the team competing.



     
  • In the R-P school board meeting Monday night, local business owner Jim Kitchens started the night off with citizen comments. Kitchens brought up the board’s insurance, noting that it is getting to the point of the year where the board will want to revisit insurance providers. “I recommend Butch Johnson,” said Kitchens. “It’s important to keep as much of our business in town as we can. As soon as our money is in LaCrosse or Rochester, it’s not coming back.”



     
  • Conservation project completed on Looney Creek

    The Minnesota Land Trust announces the completion of another conservation project to protect the unique natural habitat of the Root River watershed. The land, near Houston, includes 2,300 linear feet of shoreline on Looney Creek, a state-designated trout stream and tributary to the Root River.

     
  • Top-seeded Trojans end season with Top Championship Title

    Two years ago, Rushford-Peterson boys basketball team was knocked out of State Title contention by Maranatha Christian Academy. Trojans got absolution in 2014 by heaping sweet revenge over Marantha in the semifinals, before they went on to place second to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

     
  • Members of the Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) received some encouraging news concerning two local high-tech industries. Both Gforce Ink and Rushford Hypersonic participate in the EDA’s revolving loan program and are required to present quarterly reports.

     
  • Legislation chiefly-authored by State Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) would establish a new veterans home in southeastern Minnesota.

     
MN Soccer

Major League Soccer announced that Minnesota will be the home of a new Major League Soccer team. The owners also announced they want to build a new open-air stadium for the team. Do you think it should be funded through public subsidies or privately funded?


 

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