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Auditions are scheduled for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatres


Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

Rushford-Peterson School Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of Alladin and His Magic Lamp will be held at 3:05 PM on Monday, October 14 at the R-P High School Theater in Rushford.

Up to 81 young people are needed to play the roles of Alladin, Harmonia, the Sultan, Princess Serena, Zanda the Tiger, the Vizier, the Genie of the Ring, the Slaves of the Lamp and Ring, the Maidens of the Kingdom, the Vagabonds, the Merchants of the Bazaar, and the Giant Gemstones.

Auditions are open to anyone age 7-14. The audition process lasts up to two hours and all auditioners are required to be in attendance the entire time. No preparation is necessary. Rehearsals will be held from 3:30 to 8:30 pm the rest of the week with performances scheduled for Friday evening at 7:00 pm and Saturday performances at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Two professionals from the Prairie Fire staff will direct the production and play the roles of The Genie of the Lamp and The Evil Magician.

This week long Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre residency is being sponsored by RASA (Rushford Area Society for the Arts). This is PFCT 25th year in Rushford. Tickets for the three performances will be $4 for children 12 and under and $7 for all others. Tickets will be available at practices, at Rushford Foods and at the door.





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Taste of the Trail in Peterson

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Peterson Features

Beginning Saturday, September 8, eight communities along the Root River State Trail will begin hosting the first ever Taste of the Trail over a three-weekend period. Peterson, one of three communities hosting the first Saturday, is gearing up for th ..... 
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Peterson Kid's Club finishes annual Community Service Project

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

Kids’ Club, a school-age child care program through Rushford-Peterson Community Education, just finished their annual Community Service project. They advertised for and sold lemonade, then took the proceeds and purchased food for the Semcac Foodsh ..... 
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R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson fall activities

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Sports

Welcome to another year of Rushford-Peterson activities. Students wanting to participate in a fall activity need to plan to attend the fall parent and student eligibility night on Thursday, August 9. Students and parents in grades 7-8 will meet in t ..... 
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Gammel Dag highlights its Norwegian heritage

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 11th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

Just as in the “Good Old Days,” this weekend’s Gammel Dag festival in Peterson will bring revisit countless forms of Scandinavian heritage, including arts, dance, and games through modern interpretation. The Vesterheim Museum, of Decorah, Io ..... 
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Peterson gears up for Gammel Dag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Features

Who hasn’t heard someone complain about missing the good old days? Luckily, Peterson has a solution to the nostalgia with its 31st annual Gammel Dag (Norwegian for “Good Old Days”). Scheduled for Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, the ..... 
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Lester G. Bellock

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Lester G. Bellock, 70, of Peterson, died Monday, May 7, 2012, in Rushford. Lester was born on April 4, 1942, in La Crosse, Wis. to Neil and Emma (Halvorson) Bellock. He was raised and attended school in Rushford. Lester lived briefly in Sou ..... 
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Richard Lance

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Lance, age 60, of Peterson, Minn. died on Thursday, April 19, 2012, following a battle with liver cancer since October of 2011. Dick was born on November 29, 1951, in Cirencester, England to William and Dorothy (Harris) L ..... 
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