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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 funds for district students.

“We want to allow people who wanted to leave a legacy a means to do it. It’s a conduit for people who want to donate and this event is to raise funds for that purpose,” says foundation president Lisa Ledebuhr. “This is a collaborative effort to bring people to this beautiful area and bringing an awareness of our community and what we do.”

The two-day event is geared for all ages and all abilities and highlights the natural beauty of the Rushford Peterson Valley. Conquer the Bluff, a two-mile walk run on Rushford’s recently developed Maggelsen Bluff hiking trails kicks off the festivities Friday, October 3. Various routes along the 400-foot bluff are available, depending on difficulty. “It’s just for fun,” says an enthusiastic Ledebuhr.

Participants will gather at the historic Hoiland Mill at 3:30 p.m. and the event begins at 4 p.m. Included in the participation fee is a pasta dinner at the mill, beginning at 5 p.m., and an event t-shirt.

Early the next morning, the Tri-City Challenge, a run, bike, and golf triathlon gets under way. The event, developed in two tiers depending on length, is held on the paved Root River State Trail. Tier 1 encompasses a 4.7 mile run and 24 mile bike ride, while Tier 2 is a more moderate 2 mile run and 12 mile bike. Both tiers end with play of 9 holes golf at Ferndale Country Club.

Participants may register as individual, two-person or four-person team, or three-person relay. In either team option, each member of the team will compete in the run and bike portions, but will team up for the golf event. In the relay, the events will be split between the three participants. “This option allows people to take on events they want, with one running, one biking, and one golfing. It would be great to have something like three generations of a family take it on,” adds Ledebuhr.

Check-in for the triathlon begins at 7 a.m. at the Rushford Depot. Participants will leave their bikes and be transported to their designated start point in Peterson where the run portion will begin. Following the run returning to the depot, the bicycle segment will commence. Depending on the ch .....
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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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State Farm Ribbon Cutting

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Shown above at the June 7 Ribbon Cutting for the new State Farm Agent Micah Hanson are: Back Row: RACC Treasurer, Jim Roberton, State Farm Employee, Terri Benson, RACC Board Members Gary Marcoux, Jordan Brand. Front Row: RACC Secretary Peggi Redalen, ..... 
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Take root in Rushford Peterson Valley

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Rushford 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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