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Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Peterson man works unusual job as a farrierBy Bonnie Prinsen
Monday, July 16, 2001

This Friday, Rushford-Petersons new state-of-the-art running track will be dedicated in a ceremony set to begin at 7:00 p.m. The event celebrates the completion of a project some would say is a remarkable example of fund raising and teamwork.

Shortly after Rushford and Peterson school districts consolidated about ten years ago, a Booster Club was formed by local citizens to provide support for school and community projects that would benefit area students. While moral support is always appreciated, it is the financial support of the Booster Club that is essential in this era of dwindling school finances.

"It was a very ambitious group," says track coach and faculty member Gary Wade about the Booster Club. The club decided that one of its first big projects would be a new running track. Wade did some research and found that most running tracks were funded almost entirely by school districts with very small donations from communities. But for a number of reasons, Wade and the others knew that it "wasnt going to happen that way here."

Though the school district contributed some funds for the final stage of the project, the bleachers, the rest of the approximately $400,000 project was funded by corporate and community donations, in the forms of money, labor and materials.

The Booster Club was initially able to put $100,000 toward the project. In December, 1999, the Booster Club and newly formed Track Committee, of which Wade was president, sent out brochures to area residents and businesses, asking for donations.

"By February, we had another $100,000," says Wade, which basically allowed for the completion of all but the bleachers.

Wade credits fellow Track Committee member Tom Kopperud with coordinating the project.

"He (Kopperud) went out and got some hard figures for the project," Wade says. "And he continued to fund raise throughout." According to Wade, Kopperud, of Normans Electric, acted as over-seer for the project, coordinating donations of labor, materials, and the scheduling of construction.

"We had money coming in from corporations like Ace Telephone, Coke and Pepsi, all the way to people in the community who might give $100 to $500," Wade says. "I remember getting $10 from someone in the nursing home who said This track is just a wonderful ideathis is all I have to gi .....
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Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Who is going to pay this bill?By John TorgrimsonMonday, July 16, 2001


Ambulance providers from throughout Southeastern Minnesota were in Harmony Thursday night to meet with representatives from Sen. Mark Daytons office. They wer ..... 
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Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Conservation shines in Fillmore CountyBy Mike McGrathMonday, July 16, 2001

Last Thursday, the Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) hosted a bus tour that featured recently installed conservation practices on local farms. ..... 
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County Board has short day

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Monday, July 16, 2001

Following a week off to observe the Fourth of July, the County Board whisked through an unusually short meeting last week, coming to adjournment a mere 87 minutes after the call to order.
Masonic Park trees to go
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Planning for the future

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Re-mapping the Ag DistrictBy Carol ThouinMonday, July 16, 2001

For 36 years, Spring Valley's Jan Czapiewski has taken needle in hand to create some of the most remarkable, artistic creations in the county. She has the awa ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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