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We Support our R-P Leaders


Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor



To the Editor,

This letter is in response to recent letters/commentaries from some individuals expressing opinions about the Rushford-Peterson School District. It is unfortunate when political opinions cannot be expressed without also attacking individuals; in this case, Superintendent Chuck Ehler and school board Chairperson Angela Colbenson were targeted by a small but vocal group of letter writers.

We feel the criticism of Mr. Ehler and Ms. Colbenson is unfair and full of unsubstantiated innuendo. We know these two to be persons of integrity who have been willing to sacrifice much in the interest of our schools. Mr. Ehler arrived in our district just prior to our community’s worst natural disaster in 2007 and immediately provided leadership and worked with FEMA to bring our schools through the crisis. Since then he has invested an incredible amount of time to improving our school, like meeting with legislators and officials in an attempt to obtain financial support for our district, and successfully writing grants for our schools, like the summer lunch program. Students’ academic scores in our district have risen since his arrival. Mr. Ehler goes above and beyond to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for our students, welcoming them to school himself and wishing them a great day. He attends numerous sports and music events, and on his weekends “off”, it is not unusual to see him doing something like landscaping around the school. In her short tenure as chairperson, Ms. Colbenson has provided sensible, balanced and cool-headed leadership to the school board.

We, the undersigned, express our support and gratitude to these leaders. There are many positive things happening at Rushford-Peterson! It is our hope that all those in our communities will work together in positive, respectful ways to meet the challenges we face as a school district.

Steve and Lanita Agrimson, Peterson

Brian Bauer, Rushford

Sarah Bearbower, Rushford

Brett Bergan, Peterson

Kaye Bernard, Rushford

Andrea Brand, Rushford

Judy Brand, Rushford

Jenni Bunke, Rushford

Kerry Connaughty, Rushford

Duane and Sonja Cook, Rushford

Jim Culhane, Rushford

Jake and Molly Dahl, Rushford

John DeGeorge, Rushford

Carolyn Dunham, Rushford

Mike and .....
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Letter about Big Oil

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Freedom of choice. Americans treasure it, and Big Oil wants to eradicate it. Recently the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Big Oil’s efforts to limit Americans’ choices of alternatives to petroleum. So now, in an effort to pres ..... 
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Letter about Bonita Underbakke’s comments

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Bonita Underbakke’s comments To the Editor, We have asked many times for help from the County, Soil & Water and MPCA for help to correct excessive water run off from a rock quarry located in the middle of our farm. This water enters ..... 
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Letter about Illinois

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A recent letter to the editor urged us to quit voting for conservative candidates. Only good things would happen if the Democrat party controls the system. There are no Republicans in positions of power in Illinois. Everything i ..... 
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Letter about Col Stan Gudmundson commentary

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Democracy never dies. It will exist because it is innate in all human beings. democracy is a characteristic that attacked by a number of philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, Religions, etc. There are those who claim laws, rul ..... 
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Letter about kindness

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I was ready to make cookies only to find the package of almond bark didn’t have the recipe I needed. What to do?? I called Preston Foods, greeted with a pleasant hello. Explained my dilemma and asked if she would be so kind as to ..... 
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Letter about Republicans

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, OK, I’ve had it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. We’ve had the Benghazi non-story wasting our time, much like the endless Republican investigations of the Clinton’s non-crimes in the 1990s. The Tea Party hates to pay taxes but it is ..... 
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Letter about Spring Valley flooding

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley was flooded again this week. Has the City ever considered a dike? A dike does not have to be a big, ugly earthen wall. Have you seen the nice row of locally quarried retaining wall rock stacked up at O’Connell’ ..... 
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Letter about Senator Miller does one thing & says another

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, We already know from Wisconsin that frac sand mining will turn our rural communities into industrial zones. We will be left with nothing but destroyed roads and polluted water and air. Profit will go into the pockets of outside inv ..... 
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