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Rushford gets kids biking safely


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

It’s been nearly 20 years since Rushford has held a bike safety clinic for its young people. This past Wednesday, thanks to tenacious part-time Rushford police officer Chris Frick, the community once again saw kids practicing the basics on the school play yard.

In a little over three weeks’ time, Frick was able to collect more than $1,800 in donations for the event, including a donation match from the Rushford Masonic Lodge. Frick even went so far as to take a day off of his regular job to solicit the donations, which came from The Rushford Womens’ Club, Tri-County Electric, the Horihan Agency, State Farm, Hammell Equipment, Farmer’s Elevator, the Creamery & Nordic Lanes, Rushford State Bank, Winona Health, and the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce. The donations were intended to support organization of the event, which was a collaboration of the Rushford Police Department and the Rushford Ambulance Service.

Participants without helmets had their heads measured for a proper fit and will be able to pick up their helmets at Rushford Hardware at a later date, which donated them at a discounted rate. Kwik Trip in Rushford also joined in, donating cookies and bags for booklets. News of the upcoming clinic also traveled to Winona, where a Rushford resident solicited their employer, WalMart, to donate a gift certificate to be used towards a new bicycle.

The six, one-hour classes were conducted by Frick, assistant and part-time officer Wade Anderson, and by members of Craig Colbenson’s high school class. Julie Scudiero, Rushford Ambulance Director, was also on hand to help out, as well as giving the participants a tour of the ambulance.

The kids, for their part, learned bicycle basics, including hand signals, street crossing safety, and riding skills. They were divided into an under 10 and 10 and over age groups for the classes. Despite the high temperatures, all were smiling and enjoying the classes.

Julie-Ann Frick, Chris’ wife and a city hall employee, saw to pre-registrations. Prior to the start of the classes, 40 were registered, but several drop-ins had already showed up in the first morning class and Frick expected the number of actual participants to be between 45 and 55 by day’s end.

Wagons Ho! 24th Annual Friendship Wagon Train June 23-June 30, 2012

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Members of the Friendship Wagon Train are gearing up for their annual week-long trek through southeast Minnesota. Their #1 goal ... to raise funds for children and adults with developmental disabilities who attend Camp Winnebago. Camp Winnebago, lo ..... 
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Portable defibrillators increase survival rates Rochester survival rates, one of the best in the nation

By Bill Lisser

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Sudden cardiac death is one of the six leading causes of death in the United States. It can happen unexpectedly in people with no previous history of heart disease. When the initial rhythm of the heart is in ventricular fibrillation, the key to sur ..... 
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Local website promotes active living

By Nate Langworthy

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

If you’re looking for a way to have some fun getting a little exercise and more fully enjoy the outdoor resources that southeastern Minnesota has to offer, there is now a comprehensive online list of parks and recreation areas to fit your whims. ..... 
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Fillmore County has a new physical therapist

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

It wasn’t until recently that Fillmore County residents were able to receive physical therapy close to home. Lisa Stensrud opened up her Preston practice in the same building with Arndt Chiropractic at the beginning of December. Lisa Stensrud g ..... 
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Yoga as heart opener

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Yoga is more than exercise. Everyone knows that exercise is an important determinant of health; we all should strive to get 150 minutes of moderately intense activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week, as recommended in the 2008 Physical ..... 
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Tables for cancer

Fri, Jan 6th, 2012
Posted in Health & Wellness

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Fillmore County will be hosting a Tables for Cancer event on January 22 from 12:00 noon to 2:30pm at the Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. Cost for attendance is $5 at the door, which includes a light ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 58 units

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 13, 2011, succeeded in collecting 58 units of blood. There were 57 donors that presented with one first-time participant. Congratulations to these 10 donors who reached the following milestones:

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New data: Affordable Care Act helps 2.5 million additional young adults get health insurance Expanded coverage from the health care law has continued to grow

Thu, Dec 15th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



Today, the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data illustrating that the Affordable Care Act continues to significantly increase the number of young adults who have health in ..... 
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