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Groundbreaking for the Veterans Memorial in Rushford took place on Saturday morning. The Ceremony was lead by Maynard LaFleur, the co-chair of the Veterans Memorial Committee. Committee members and supporters turned out to watch the first dirt shoveled at phase one of the new park. Turning the dirt, from left to right, was Jim Hoiness, Kendall Bakkum (filling in for co-Chair Scuffy Paulson), Jim O’Donnell, Teri Benson, Aaron Munson, and Ted Roberton. Photo by Chad Smith
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:37 PM
“The whole sale process started a year ago,” said Dan Grimsrud. The family bought 50 acres in 1995, and in 2010 added 60 acres to their property that lies north and to the east of the new Rushford-Peterson school site.

  • In the midst of the current political season, it’s easy to find yourself disagreeing with friends, family and neighbors on several political issues. However, nothing quite unites a community, such as Rushford Peterson Valley, like coming alongside someone in need of support.

  • Picture perfect: Himlie celebrates 30 years
    Say “cheese!” These two words have been the catalyst for smile after smile as man, woman and child pose for their picture.

    Ross Himlie, the man behind the camera in Rushford, will be celebrating his 30th year in business this July. 

  • Farmers’ Market Kicks off June 1st
    Going into its fourth season, Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market will once again be slated to serve the local communities on Wednesday afternoons.   A change from past years, the market venue will be located on the green space to the east of the Rushford Area Historical Society Depot Museum at 401 South Elm Street.  Close to downtown, along the bike trail and near two major highways, the market will be open from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm weekly, June through October.  

  • At the May 17 city of Rushford Village Council (CRV) meeting, the 100 minute meeting was divided into three main topics of discussion, lasting nearly 30 minutes each: the Pavement Management Plan, citizen comments concerning drainage in South Rushford, and a potential resolution to work with the city of Rushford on developing Grimsrud Way into a street.

  • “The whole sale process started a year ago,” said Dan Grimsrud. The family bought 50 acres in 1995, and in 2010 added 60 acres to their property that lies north and to the east of the new Rushford-Peterson school site.

  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 the members of the Class of 2016 will receive their high school diplomas at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  

  • Two people have filed for Fillmore County commissioner and three people — one in each district — have filed for Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor in Fillmore County, as of Monday, May 23.

  • National EMS week is May 15-21, and it’s intended to salute and recognize those who sacrifice a lot of time and effort to help others in need. 

  • Piano student earns national awards
    Kate Klungtvedt, piano student of Erika Lind of Peterson earned national piano playing awards recently.

  • Interested Fillmore, Houston and Winona county residents may now file for upcoming local elections through the end of the month.

  • Even with a large agenda, the Peterson City Council moved through its agenda items in just over a half hour at its Wednesday, May 11, meeting.

  • Bluff Tracks: Big dreams and big plans in the Rushford area
    Vern Bunke of Rushford has a big dream. His dream is called Bluff Tracks, a system of trails around the bluffs in southeast Minnesota for mountain bikers, hikers, ATVs, and even horseback riders too.

  • On Monday, May 16, the Rushford-Peterson School Board meeting moved along fairly quickly as two directors – Taylor Peterson and Jon Pettit – were absent, which limited discussion on many topics the two directors usually weigh in on.

  • Who let the dogs out?

    Sometimes, the state of Minnesota cannot decide what sort of weather to have. Last Saturday morning, temperatures fell to a brisk 40 degrees. But the cold wasn’t enough to stop dog-walking enthusiasts at the fourth annual Rover Run 5K. The annual event was sponsored by Farmers Co-op Elevator.

  • A dedication ceremony is planned for Minnesota’s newest State Veterans Cemetery in Preston during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The dedication will take place on Sunday, May 29, with prelude music beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a program at 2 p.m.

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The Minnesota Legislature was left with some unfinished business after their Sunday deadline passed this week. Do you think Gov. Mark Dayton should call for a special session so the lawmakers can tie up these loose ends?


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