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WinTech Industries CEO Steve Brown stands in front of the former Rushford Community Center that he recently purchased from the city of Rushford.  CHARLIE WARNER/TRI-COUNTY RECORD
WinTech Industries CEO Steve Brown stands in front of the former Rushford Community Center that he recently purchased from the city of Rushford. CHARLIE WARNER/TRI-COUNTY RECORD
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:45 AM

“I think this will be a very good move for us. There’s a lot of work to be done until we’re up and running here. But it will be well worth it,” said WinTech Industries CEO Steve Brown, as he walked around the 9,200 square foot building on the north end of Rushford he recently purchased.

  • Fillmore County highway engineer Ron Gregg presented the final draft of the new official Fillmore County highway map during the Sept. 1 commissioners’ meeting. The map has been in the works for most of 2015, and Gregg was pleased to be able to ask for its printing. 
  • The summer months are coming to a close, but the towns along the Root River Trail System will hold the three-weekend Taste of the Trail event rounding out the summer and celebrating the beginning of fall. Before students get completely immersed in homework and school activities, families can take a break by riding the bike trail and getting a taste of each town.

  • Winona area woman to serve  as district judge in Caledonia

    Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Carmaine M. Sturino as district court judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District to replace the Honorable James A. Fabian with chambers at Caledonia in Houston County.

  • The Fillmore County commissioners started their day on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with a visit from Chuck Schwartau of the University of Minnesota Extension Services. Schwartau was pleased to report the county will soon have a half-time ag educator available, effective Sept. 8.

  • New owners breathe life into Spring Valley Ponds

    The future of Spring Valley Ponds is looking bright as new owners Zach Lind and Matt Graber bring their vision to the area.

  • The City of Rushford Village Council received an update on the 2015 pavement management plan that has been in discussion since the April 21 meeting. On Aug. 18, the CRV council heard from Bolton & Menk, Inc. Engineer Josh Pope as he gave a report on the project that is underway.

  • No shortage of smiles for R-P elementary education teacher

    Carissa Breuer has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. Now she gets to see that dream become a reality as she will begin teaching elementary special education at Rushford-Peterson school this fall.

  • While it's hard to believe that summer is about over and school is right around the corner, the Rushford-Peterson All School Open House will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. 
  • Sackreiter brings experience to new teaching position
    With eight years of teaching under her belt, Lisa Sackreiter is bringing her experience to Rushford-Peterson’s agriculture department as the new vo-ag and career tech instructor. 
  • After spending close to two hours reviewing the final plans for the new Rushford-Peterson school complex Monday night, the Rushford City Council decided to table approval of the plans until “a couple of items can be cleared up.”

  • Three sport athlete to begin coaching, teaching

    Jordan Aug is the embodiment of a school coach. He was a triple sport athlete when he went to school at Fillmore Central. He’s been coaching since he was a sophomore in high school, and before accepting a position as the new Rushford-Peterson Middle School social studies teacher, he coached middle school basketball at Plainview-Elgin-Millville and middle school baseball at Dover-Eyota.

  • Hazard mitigation planning for Fillmore County held in Rushford

    Close to 50 city, township and county volunteers, employees and elected officials converged on the Tri-County Electric Cooperative meeting room in Rushford this past Thursday evening for the initial planning meeting for a new Fillmore County hazard mitigation plan.  

  • After holding a lengthy discussion on the issue, the Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) agreed to recommend to the city council to allow Rushford Hypersonic to move to Winona.

  • Short and sweet was the name of the game in Monday night’s Rushford-Peterson School Board meeting, as the voting items were finished within 26 minutes. Along with reports from the R-P administration, the meeting, in total, lasted 55 minutes, with limited action for several items.

  • The Peterson City Council finally pulled the trigger on raising water rates during the Aug. 12 council meeting. The idea surfaced during the initial planning for the County State Aid Highway 25 project as compensation. The council opted to raise water rates by roughly 50 percent.

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