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Wednesday, June 03, 2015 1:16 PM

Stating it probably won’t take a year to complete the guidelines regulating the connecting of private electric generating systems to the city’s grid, the Rushford City Council approved a one-year moratorium on anyone hooking up to the city’s municipal electric system. The action was taken during the May 26 city council meeting after considerable discussion.



  • Persons biking the Root River Trail experiencing mechanical issues might not have to throw their bikes over their shoulders and start walking...at least not too far.

     
  • Stating it probably won’t take a year to complete the guidelines regulating the connecting of private electric generating systems to the city’s grid, the Rushford City Council approved a one-year moratorium on anyone hooking up to the city’s municipal electric system. The action was taken during the May 26 city council meeting after considerable discussion.



     
  • Countywide DARE graduation held in Lanesboro

    This year, students from five area schools, Lanesboro, Kingsland, Mabel-Canton, Rushford-Peterson and Fillmore Central, gathered in the Lanesboro gymnasium to receive certificates for completing the 10-lesson DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. They were joined by Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase, Captain John DeGeorge and their instructors, deputies Lance Boyum and Kevin Beck.

     
  • All of the Bluff Country News Group offices will be closing at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 5 for a company meeting.

     
  • “Fillmore County is our nice quiet patch,” said R. Ross Reichard, M.D., from the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner Office.

     
  • Spring Grove School Board member  to run for Minnesota House in District 28B

    Thomas Trehus, Spring Grove School Board member and fifth generation Houston County resident, announced he will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners heard several reports throughout their board meeting on Tuesday, May 26. First, they received a biannual report from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) risk management consultant Robert Goede before moving on to reports from several county departments. 

     
  • Yost J. Hershberger, 23, of Decorah, died Thursday afternoon after becoming trapped between a logging trailer and a large truck in rural Mabel.

     
  • In the May 19 City of Rushford Village Council meeting, the council approved an item discussed in previous meeting concerning pavement management.



     
  • Farewell to the class of 2015

    It’s that time of year again; the time of sentimentality as high school seniors reflect on the years of hard work that lead to one single day, graduation. At the 2015 graduation ceremony in Rushford-Peterson school’s gymnasium, 56 seniors walked the stage to receive their High School Diplomas.



     
  • Warm, sunny weather needed for area farmers

    Warm, sunny weather is what most residents living in southeast Minnesota are clamoring for. And that certainly includes area farmers. While much of the state came into the 2015 planting season in a moderate to severe drought status, this corner of the state received enough precipitation last fall and winter to place us in the “adequate” classification when the spring reports were released. With the copious amounts of liquid from the sky that we received during the past six weeks, southeast Minnesota's soil moisture is now rated as normal to surplus.

     
  • The May 13 Peterson City Council meeting began the same way that the most recent City of Rushford Village city council started, with a presentation by Vern Bunke, head of Bluff Trucks. 
  • It is no secret that tension has been high in concern to the new school issue and the referendum passed in November. Several community members addressed concerns related to the new school at the R-P school board meeting last Monday night.



     
  • The Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) spent considerable time during their May 13 meeting discussing the pros and cons of approving a number of loan guarantee and forbearance requests.



     
  • Himlie, Pederson say goodbye to R-P School after more than three decades

    Joe Himlie has been taking care of the R-P high school and elementary school for 31 years. This year, he’s hanging up his career as he reaches the rule of 90.



     
Water Contamination

Scientists with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found widespread contamination of pharmaceuticals drugs along with other chemicals within the state’s lakes and rivers. Do you think more needs to be done to address this issue?


 

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