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Christmas in Peterson A Family Fun Event


Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

Rediscover the magic of the holidays on Saturday, December 12, when the City of Peterson comes alive with activities for all ages at the 3rd Annual Christmas in Peterson - Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Come for the day and make family memories that will last forever by: Registering for seven drawings while shopping for lovely gifts sold by vendors selling in the lodging establishments, museum, and businesses of this quaint small town; Hop on the hay wagon and take a tour provided by Maynard Thompson; Stop at City Hall to watch children ages 3 through Grade 5 make gifts for family members– sponsored by ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) of Rushford-Peterson Schools; Children may make and eat a holiday cookie at Burdey’s Café and then visit Santa Claus, who will arrive in Peterson about 3 p.m.

You will also encounter roving singers who love Christmas music or take a moment between 2 and 4 to sit and enjoy a concert by Dames Rockets of Decorah, Iowa. Don’t forget to take the opportunity to taste two of our favorite Norwegian snacks – rommegrot and heart waffles!

You might drop off a gift for local children, collection sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary, while you register for the Legion drawing, or add to the mitten tree in the Peterson Bandstand.

About the event

The schedule for events may be found on the website http://www.petersonmn.org/ or Facebook - Peterson, Minn. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Finding balance in the workplace

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 19th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

When it comes to operating a small business, Sarah Peterson, of Peterson Creative Photography and Design, admits that finding balance can be fine line juggling act, but one that’s critical. “Small business owners have to be good at balance. That ..... 
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Knowledge and positivity: cancer’s biggest opponents

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

Carol Johnson never thought it would happen to her. Cancer. The 62-year young rural Peterson woman reflects on her 2014 diagnosis and recovery with positivity, but admits she never saw it coming. A healthy, active woman, Carol credits early detect ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber ribbon-cutting

Fri, Aug 21st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber held a ribbon-cutting for L&L Volkman Auto Body Repair on August 14 to welcome the new business and new Chamber member. Leigh and Kayla Volkman own and operate the business and employ two full-time employees. Leig ..... 
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Twin foals become world famous

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

Twin Appaloosa foals born at Brush Poppin’ Ranch near Peterson, Minn. have gained notoriety around the world since their birth on May 13, 2015. Jeff and Sylvia Passow, owners of Brush Poppin’ Ranch were very surprised by the twins birth and al ..... 
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Recognizing two businesses in Rushford!

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber held two ribbon cutting ceremonies on Friday, April 17. The second event welcomed Root River Floral to its new location in Rushford, located at 303 S. Elm Street. Root River Floral is a full service florist an ..... 
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Recognizing two businesses in Rushford!

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber held two ribbon cutting ceremonies on Friday, April 17. The first event welcomed Derek Berg and his new Farm Bureau Financial Services business in Rushford, located at 305 S. Elm Street. Farm Bureau Financial ..... 
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Ribbon cutting for Thrivent Financial

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

On Friday, April 10, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony coordinated by the Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber to welcome Steve Halvorson and his new Thrivent Financial business in Rushford, located in the Pam’s Corner building (107 State Hwy 16). ..... 
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Local veteran takes historic tour

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Features

For Rushford’s Mike Hammell, a recent veteran’s tour provided both the trip of a lifetime and cause for further reflection. “This is something I’ve wanted to do,” he notes. “It was my first time back since 1969.” Having served with t ..... 
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