Boots & Badges
 
Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, December 9th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
< | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | > | >>

Andrew Gunnar Olness


Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Andrew Gunnar Olness, 73, of Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. He was born in Rushford to Norman and Agnes (Gunderson) Olness on August 11, 1942. He was a graduate of the Peterson High School, the University of Minnesota College of Agriculture ,and taught high school agriculture in Canton and Grand Meadow, Minn. He took over the family farm near Peterson in 1969 and farmed all his life. He also continued his father’s seed business through 2015.

He is survived by his four sisters: Karen Olness Torjesen (Hakon) of Kenyon, Minn.; Julianna Olness Wright of Raleigh, N.C.; Sigrid Olness Kilcullen of Fort Royal, Va.; and Elisabeth Olness Emerson (Alva) of Minneapolis. He is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews and 27 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and ten aunts and uncles.

His great joy was in reading the Bible and praying three times daily. The list of people he prayed for was very long. He enjoyed playing the guitar, reading about the Titanic history, making walnut cookies and lefse, going for hikes in the woods, and visiting with his friends and family. He enjoyed working with old machinery and tractors, country music, and taking small trips with his family.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, May 20th, 2016, at Arendahl Lutheran Church, 36689 State Highway 30, Peterson, with Pastor Sara J. Walker Brown officiating. A time of visitation and sharing took place one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. The committal service took place at the Arendahl Cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro assisted the family with arrangements. To share a condolence with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.

Foods Weekly Ads

Peterson Council zips through agenda

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

The Wednesday, May 11 Peterson council meeting wrapped up in just 32 minutes, tying up loose ends on changes to the new electrical rates and a few minor agenda items. New electrical rates for multiple meter and multi-phase customers were approved ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Peterson meeting clears up rumors; hires new clerk

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

The Peterson council flew through a short agenda at the April 13 meeting, working through just three items of old business and three new. Councilor Gail Boyum stood in for Megan Boyum, former city clerk, who resigned last month. Councilor Boyum, a ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Bluff Tracks trail system development eyes economic impact

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Peterson The Great Outdoors

Development of a multifaceted recreational trail system, centered in the Rushford Peterson Valley, continues to gain momentum. The Bluff Tracks Recreational Trail System seeks to enhance the existing natural beauty of the area, while providing a var ..... 
[Read the Rest]

ELCA Women’s Spring Gathering of the Root River Conference

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Faith & Worship

Come Saturday, April 30 to Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson, for Inspiration and Fellowship. Our theme is “Glorifying God through our Achievements”. The speaker is Rob Severson, formerly from Harmony. An offering will be ta ..... 
[Read the Rest]

R-P faces second lawsuit

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Education

The Monday, March 21 Rushford-Peterson School Board meeting, while concise, covered a wide range of topics and items ranging from support personnel contracts and further new school updates, to congratulations and some unfortunate news for the distri ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Peterson approves change in electrical rate

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

At the Wednesday, March 9 council meeting, the City of Peterson approved new electrical utility rates, following an in-depth rate study. The study, conducted by Star Energy Services, looked to address increasing costs of utility service and situatin ..... 
[Read the Rest]

R-P Schools inducts National Honor Society 2015-2016 members

Mon, Mar 7th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Education

On Sunday, January 31, the Rushford-Peterson Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. The National Honor Society recognizes those students that have followed our school’s motto of “Always Our Best” in the area ..... 
[Read the Rest]

R-P Board approves principal contracts; teacher termination

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Education

At the Monday, February 22 meeting, the Rushford-Peterson School Board debated several items of new business related to contracts and evaluations, but the most contentious discussion was in regard to the non-renewal of the Career Tech/Vocational Agr ..... 
[Read the Rest]
< | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | > | >>
Studio A Photography