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Rushford Days 2014 packed full of fun


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

A young participant in the Rushford Days 2014 Mutton Bustin event takes a fall along with the sheep. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The City of Rushford, Minn. was blessed with perfect weather for Rushford Days 2014 which was held July 14-20. The sunshine and warm temperatures brought a large crowd who did not let road construction in town stop them from enjoying the celebration.

The official celebrating began Monday evening with the Queen Pageant at the High School Gymnasium. Christina Strapp was crowned Queen with Courtney Gravos and Emily Rasmussen as attendants. Little Miss Rushford 2014 is Aubrey Ingvalson, according to the events Facebook page.

Tuesday evening brought many kids to the Rushford Aquatic Center for the Teen Swim Night which is a fun way for the teenagers to get together and cool off at the same time.

Ferndale Country Club held a Car Cruise Night on Wednesday night as attendees enjoyed music by Last Call Meldahl while also taking time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and spending time with friends.

Wine lovers poured into the American Legion Thursday evening for a Wine Tasting event where they could sample their favorite wines and also try some new blends. Younger kids had their own event on Thursday evening with the 6 - 12 Grade Teen Dance at the Fest Tent.

The annual event geared up on Friday with the food vendors serving at the Fest Grounds. The choice of food and drinks was so varied that it made the choice of what to eat a difficult one. Philly steak sandwiches, Mexican food, mini donuts, cheese curds, and pitas were only a few of the delectable’s available.

Stumpy’s of Rushford had their concession wagon filled with pizza slices, corn dogs, and corn brats which is a brat cooked in the same batter as a corn dog and is very tasty. Isaac Rasmussen, 6, son of Josh and Danielle Rasmussen of Rushford seemed to really enjoy his foot long corn dog!

Cub Scouts Pack 53 volunteers Lorelei Bunke, Chloe Bunke, 13, and Caleb Bunke, 8, sold Gatorade and water for those who felt a little parched and wanted their money to go to a worthy cause.

Bingo began at the Fest Grounds Friday evening which was sponsored by St. Joseph’s Youth Group. Nolan Mueller, 14, Alora Wilkemeyer, 11, and Olivia Hoff, 14, did a great job working at the Bingo Tent as did many others in the group and provided entertainment for many who hoped to shout out that they had gotten b-i-n-g-o!

The Root River Saddle Club sponsored pony rides at the Fest Grounds which the kids lo .....
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Jessie Street Java fills your cup and a calling

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

Stepping into Jessie Street Java in Rushford, Minn., it’s hard to pinpoint what comes over you first; the tantalizing smells, the enticing rural chic atmosphere, or the comfortable feeling that you’re home. Both eclectic and colorful, with a mode ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley triathlon event gains momentum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The excitement surrounding Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff is building. A project put forth by the Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools, the event is designed to bring awareness to the community and to raise fund ..... 
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Local communities rally around girl

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Alysta King is, by essence, a joy to be around. The Rushford 10-year old and 4th-grader at Houston Elementary is known for her big smile and bubbly attitude, so it’s no wonder that she’s often surrounded by family and friends. “She has been an ..... 
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Turned Write Handcrafted Art turns new opportunity

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

By Kirsten Zoellner More often than not, many dream of casting off their professional lot in life in favor of their true passion. How great would it be to spend your days enjoying your favorite hobby as your career? If you’re fortunate enough to ..... 
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Family Dollar coming to Rushford

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Living in a small town can have its advantages and disadvantages. While we are able to enjoy things such as knowing your neighbor and seeing more green grass than concrete, there is the disadvantage of having to drive out of town for certain items t ..... 
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Jim Hoiness honored as Minnesota’s Outstanding Grocer of the Year

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

There are 1,100 stores affiliated with the Minnesota Grocer’s Association (MGA) with more than 200 retail members and more than 100 distributors and manufacturers. Still, few may have been surprised at Rush Foods, Inc. co-owner Jim Hoiness’ rece ..... 
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Minnesota author releases book with strong ties to Rushford

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

By Kirsten Zoellner Author Larry Preston is a home-grown Minnesotan. Growing up Larry was an avid fan of the Polaris Professional Racing Team, who says his family always had Polaris machines around “to make Minnesota winters more enjoyable.” It ..... 
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The Place to be Seen in 2013: Rushford Days

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

By Sara Pecinovsky It’s already July, Independence Day has come and gone quickly, but don’t fret! There is still more summer left to relish the festivities in Southeast Minnesota. The city of Rushford, Minn. has been preparing for another fun a ..... 
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