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Arthur Art Anderson


Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Arthur Art Anderson, age 86, of Mabel, died Monday, April 22, 2002 at his home.

Art was born October 10, 1915 in Highland Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa to Clarence and Lillie (Holven) Anderson. He graduated from the Mabel High School in 1933 and attended Luther College for a year. In April 1942 he entered the United States Army and was in France and Germany of the European Theater and the Aleutian Islands of the Pacific Theater. On September 25, 1944 he married Dorothy McMillen in Hesper, Iowa. After the war the couple lived in Mabel where Art worked for the Redwing Brothers for 17 years. In 1954 they moved to Dorothy's family farm in Hesper Township. They farmed there until 1990 when they retired and moved back to Mabel. He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 299, and the Mabel Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also served on the church council, the creamery board, and the Hesper School Board. He enjoyed sports and was a former member of the Mabel Baseball Team.

Art is survived by his wife Dorothy of Mabel; two daughters Sonja (Mike) Bennett of Detroit, Michigan, and Karen (Paul) Forde of Evansville, Wisc.; six grandchildren; brother-in-law Virgil Aberg of Mabel; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and four brothers. Funeral services were held April 26, 2002 at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor,

The voters of Rushford-Peterson School District are being asked to make what had the potential of being a huge personal financial sacrifice for a new school Lets try to put this in perspective.

According to the 2000 ce ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor,

On Tuesday, April 8, 2002, the new school information committee gave a presentation for the public on the new school bond. Many arguments were brought up for and against building a new school. One comment captured our attention ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor,

Thank you for taking my letter. I am writing you concerning the new school referendum proposal for the Rushford-Peterson School district. I agree with the states recommendation that some of the districts buildings have served ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To The Editor,

The New School Information Committee wishes to respond to concerns regarding statements made by Bob Buresh, Department of Children, Families and Learning, regarding the state's position on renovating the current facilities in o ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor,

I went to the last meeting to hear some facts on building a new school in Rushford.

One thing I saw and heard were hurt feelings over closing the Peterson school and moving all to Rushford.

Nothing was said abo ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor,

After reading the Tri County Record of this past week and learning of all of the reasons why we should vote for a new school I would like to voice my equally sincere reasons to vote NO. There are at least two main reasons. Numb ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor:

As a member of the Lanesboro Fire and Ambulance service for 23 years I would like to address a couple of issues concerning the fire in downtown Lanesboro.

First I would like to say "thank you" to the people of Lanesb ..... 
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