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Correction


Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

In the December 17 issue of the Fillmore County Journal, the figures presented in regards to the Rushford-Peterson referendum were listed as projected tax impacts when they were tax levy figures presented by the district at the Forum held Monday, December 10.

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate”

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

This well-known line from the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967) is perhaps more relevant today. With a plethora of communication devices contributing to superficial noise and serving to interrupt many face-to-face conversations, the ability to communicate ..... 
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Why vote ‘NO’ for R-P Referendum?

By Jon Peterson

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Commentary

Ten years ago the residents of the R-P school district, in a bonding referendum, overwhelmingly told the district they wanted their current facilities maintained and improved. Several things the district deemed necessary were done (such as new bleac ..... 
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Why vote ‘YES’ for R-P Referendum?

By Angela Colbenson

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Angela Colbenson R-P School Board Chair On December 19, Rushford Peterson school district will be asking their voters to approve up to 15 million dollars to be utilized for building a new elementary building plus utilize a small portion to reha ..... 
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One Moment, Please... It could always be worse

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

I have not written a commentary in many, many weeks, and there is a reason why. Dating back to October 25, 2012, I started down a path that would ultimately result in surgery. I had a crippling kidney stone episode that was initially identified ..... 
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Why build now, why build in two phases, and why build an elementary first?

By Robin Honken

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Commentary

Submitted by Robin Honken, Ruth Peterson, Anne Spartz Most of us know the issues with both the Peterson and Rushford Facilities. If you don’t, we ask that you request a tour of the buildings and see for yourself the crumbling walls, inefficient s ..... 
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Flying the Aardvark

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

By John S. Plantikow (Pilot) and Stanley J. Gudmundson (RN) I spent seven years flying in the right seat of an FB-111A. If there were anything I would do the rest of my life it would be to fly the 111 for two or three hours every day. What a great ..... 
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A vignette of Christmas past

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

By Yvonne Nyenhuis During the Depression, my Father, Mother and two older sisters, Althea and Evangeline went to live with Mom’s sister, Aunt Ora in a large Victorian house in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. She inherited the house from my ..... 
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Civic duty calls for educating yourself with facts

By Andy Prinsen

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

By Andy Prinsen In a recent letter written by a Mr. Brett Kues, he admits over and over again that he is “confused,” and in reading your letter to the editor Mr. Kues, I will second that idea. First off, I would like to thank Mr. Kues for b ..... 
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