Letterwerks Sign City
 
VBC Video
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>

Peterson set for a big trail town celebration


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

This year’s events will feature a sheep shearing demonstration as well as several other farm life and wildlife events. Photo submitted

By Kirsten Zoellner

The Taste of the Trail, now in its third season, is a Root River Trail premier event. Showcasing nine towns along the trail, during various weekends, the event is the culmination of unique events, the beauty of the natural surroundings, and the bountiful tastes that can be found from restaurants and growers in the area.

Peterson’s celebration is slated for Saturday, September 14 and is jam-packed with a little something for everyone. Dubbed “A Celebration of Farm Life and Wildlife,” the event kicks off at 10 a.m. in downtown Peterson and runs until 3 p.m.

Eight vendors will have locally grown goods or full meals available and six are slated to present free samples. Local restaurant Burdey’s Café will showcase tastes of the fall harvest. Chef Steve Burdey is planning to serve samples of roasted and curried Butternut squash soup, while wife Kristin, who is famous for her pies, serves up homemade dessert delicacies.

Just down the street, in the refurbished bandstand, just south of city hall, local band Highway 30 will entertain with country music while the Fillmore County Cattlemen will serve their popular grilled hamburgers. Also nearby, Whitlock’s will feature a taste of raw honey and Ostrem’s Sweet Corn will have samples of uniquely delicious corn jelly, in addition to fresh sweet corn for sale.

Across Mill Street, Geneva’s old-fashioned ice cream shop will have eight flavors of their Chocolate Factory ice cream for sample, as well as $1 cones. Also in Geneva’s, award-winning Biggin’s BBQ will offer up a mouth-watering sampling of pulled pork, smoked turkey, and smoked pork. Full meals will be available. Just up the street, Chiggy’s will offer a wide sampling of Oktoberfest brews and fall wines. Outdoor on the Chiggy’s deck, an Amish market of baked and canned goods and produce will be on hand.

For further entertainment, you can walk or take a quaint $1 Amish buggy ride from the Peterson Station Museum to the city park pavilion. Down at the park, at the south end of Fillmore Street, various farm life and wildlife presentations be held throughout the day.

New this year is the English Gardens Fiber Mill and Sheep Farm of Caledonia, Minn. A full-service cottage fiber mill providing washing, picking, carding, pin drafting, spinning and felting, the farm is home to heritage Blue Faced Leicester and English Leicester Shee .....
[Read the Rest]

R-P tries to move beyond disagreements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Several district residents were on hand at the Monday, August 19 meeting to voice their opinions of several recent issues including the ongoing facilities and administration debate, grade location realignment, and consistency of offerings within the ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Peterson continues progress on County 25, zoning

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The County 25 project, a massive undertaking for the city, is still underway and a feasibility study is ongoing. The city, which will share a portion of the cost with the county, is still relatively in the dark about their share ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Shelby Harris Westby

Tue, Aug 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Shelby Harris Westby, 83, of rural Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, August 19, 2013, at his home. Shelby was born on October 28, 1929, in Spring Grove, Minn. to Gynther and Clara (Erickson) Westby. He was raised on the family farm in rural Peterson ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Whalan, Peterson & Lanesboro on September 14

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 14, the towns of Peterson, Minn., Whalan, Minn., an ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford-Peterson forms future facilities committee

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

While admittedly not surprised with the results of a proposed $15 million new facility referendum last December, Superintendent Chuck Ehler gleaned a clearer vision for what the community wants. Now, the district is looking to setup a community task ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford-Peterson Schools Fall Sports parent and student eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Our annual Fall Sports Parent and Student Eligibility Night has been set for Thursday, August 1. All students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in a fall sport need to attend this meeting. Students and parents in grades 7-8 will meet in the the ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman, 65, of Peterson, Minn., died after an eight-year battle with dementia on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove, Minn. surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in Glen ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>