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Letter about... School facilities committee had community representation


Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

We are writing this in response to Heidi Halvorson’s and Linda Hovland’s letters to the Fillmore County Journal and Tri-County Record stating the Rushford-Peterson 2013 future facilities committee consisted of mostly students, teachers, and school board members. We are members of this community who volunteered our time to be a part of this committee, and believe there was great representation from members of the community who represented many different viewpoints. We also valued input from students and school staff. All of us had a voice in helping to set the future direction of the school district related to the educational adequacy of the facilities. If we put this in terms of building a hospital or clinic, wouldn’t you want input from providers or nurses? The Future Facilities Committee was open to ALL members of the communities of Rushford and Peterson.

As far as options considered, there were multiple options (10-12) that were considered and fully discussed, ranging from updating the current facilities to building one new EC-12 facility. There was a process in place for committee members to vote for the multiple options presented. After many hours of discussion and debate, the option to build all new overwhelmingly received the most votes. All of this information is available if anyone from the community wishes to see the roster or any documentation from the meetings. In addition, the full report, with all options reviewed, is found on the Rushford-Peterson Schools website, www.r-pschools.com, click on New School Initiative.



Alan Lipowitz, Peterson, MN

Mark Miller, Rushford, MN

Jenny Miller, Rushford, MN

Len Strapp, Rushford, MN

Sharon Rustad, Rushford, MN

Andy Prinsen, Rushford, MN

Mike Messenger, Rushford, MN

Lee Loerch, Peterson, MN

Letter about frac sand issue...

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, According to the Preamble to the Constitution, one of the purposes of government is to promote the general welfare of the citizens. The Constitution does not mention and is not about protecting the property rights of individuals. ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum...

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum... To the Editor, After years of working with our state legislature to secure funding for a new school initiative, the hard work of many in our community paid off this past spring. The legislature passed and Governor Da ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum...

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum... To the Editor, Two years ago I was present at, and observed, all but one of the frac sand “study” committee meetings in Houston County. Eric Johnson, a township officer, was one of Rick Frank’s and Bob Scanl ..... 
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In response to Brett Kues commentary

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the editor, Recently a guest commentary in the Fillmore County Journal said that if United South Central School District (USC) in Wells, Minn., could build an EC-12 school for $28.8 million, Rushford should be able to do the same. I talked to US ..... 
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Letter about R-P school referendum

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The Vote Yes R-P Committee knows that there may be people out there who want to support this fall’s school referendum, but are afraid they won’t be able to handle a property tax increase. If you’re worried about the affordabili ..... 
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Letter to the Editor regarding R-P Schools

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the editor, Chuck Ehlers and the school board have made the comment that the people of Rushford aren’t like their ancestors because we don’t want to put any money towards the school. The problem, as I see it, is that they have not given us t ..... 
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In response to “Working like a dog (or cat)”

Sun, Sep 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Pardon me…but I was overlooked by your writer of, “WORKING LIKE A DOG (OR CAT,)” on Monday, August 25’s news article. Let me introduce myself. I am “Gus,” a 16 pound, grey and white tabby cat, adopted by Gundersen Harmony ..... 
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In response to Col. Stan Gudmundson’s “WWII: Who really won, or lost?”

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Right-wing radicals are becoming more delusional as they are propagandized by a far right media seeking profits in a highly lucrative market where more radical leads to greater profits. Their divisiveness and evil are becoming ever m ..... 
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