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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 force for the future of the facilities.

“The committee would have the same task, although with a different flavor to it, as our Facilities Task Force did. Now, with information from the fiscal impact study and the demographic study, we can come up with viable plans for how to address the future needs of the district,” he noted at the July 29 school board meeting. “It’ll be more of an effort to update facilities. With more information available, we’ll be able to get more solid numbers. It’s a more concentrated effort to get a solid foundation to work off of.”

The committee already has 36 interested persons, but it is unclear how many will serve. In addition, ATS&R has been hired to facilitate the work of the committee and lead them through a series of four meetings. Upon their review, the committee is expected to develop a recommendation for board consideration for the upgrade of district facilities. The outcomes of the interactive meetings will be published on the district website and made available to local media. In the end, ATS&R would coordinate the information from the committee in hopes of leading to a successful bond levy.

“I think it would help to get the information out there, which is what the public asked for,” noted board member Julie Koop.

“More direction from the community is something that I seek,” echoed board chair Angela Colbenson.

The four meetings are scheduled for August 14 and 27 and September 11 and 25. The district hopes to have the work of the Future Facilities Committee completed by mid-October.

Recent public discussion of the superintendent’s contract was also a topic of the evening. Peterson, who’d written a July 21 Letter to the Editor in regards to Ehler’s contract, had a laundry list of over 12 items he found in error on the contract and expressed concern over Colbenson’s actions in securing Ehler’s contract temporarily.

This past spring, the board made the decision to settle the teachers’ contracts first and then the superintendent’s. To date, the teachers’ contracts are still unsettled. Meanwhile, Ehler’s contract expired June 30. Per Minneso .....
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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 ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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 ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Owen Nathan Olsen

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Owen Nathan Olsen Nathan and Mandy Mensink Olsen of Apple Valley, Minn. are happy to announce the birth of their son Owen Nathan Olsen. Owen was born on July 9, 2013, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 22 1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Cr ..... 
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Peterson City Council holds July Meeting

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Angie Rodenburg The Peterson City Council held their monthly meeting on July 10 at Peterson City Hall. The meeting proved to be an eventful one with numerous issues addressed. At the forefront of debate was an issue pertaining to Mike Eidenschin ..... 
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Take root in Rushford Peterson Valley

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

There it is in three little words; Rushford Peterson Valley. More than two years of research, collaboration, and effort and an embraceable brand sets roots in three communities. The Rushford Peterson Area Branding Council, made up of volunteers fr ..... 
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James Knudsen Enters Cattle at the 2013 National Jr. Angus Show

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Agriculture

James Knudsen, Peterson, Minn., will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2013 National Junior Angus Show at the American Royal Complex, Kansas City, Mo., July 5-11, reports Robin Ruff, director of junior activities for the American Angus Association®. Ja ..... 
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