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Letter about R-P School Board


Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P School Board

To the Editor,

December was my last Rushford-Peterson School Board meeting, after serving one four-year term. Neither I nor my family is RP alumni, since we have lived here only 13 years. With this background, I was surprised when people, many who are from here, would say to me that they would never serve. One even said that she would rather serve on City Council before the School Board.

These poor perceptions of what public service entails are unfortunate. Disparaging comments critical of RP School Board made during the referendum on the new school could only feed negative views. Some school communities have difficulty finding people willing to serve. Our community has not come to that point, and, I write to focus attention so that does not happen.

My Board service was a rewarding experience, one that I was privileged to have. No one ever yelled at me, or called me at all hours to complain. The Board meetings were, and continue to be, an open, respectful exchange where all were heard – if they wanted to be. I learned so much.

Public service is an honor that more should try. The rewards, and the shared responsibility to take part, outweigh the downside, even taking into account the criticism, valid or otherwise, that may come from others. Please consider constructive support to all of your publicly elected officials, instead of “armchair quarterbacking.” Or, more important, consider serving in an office, and be a role model of community service for your children, family, and friends.

Thank you for the privilege to serve on the RP School Board.

Sincerely, Beth Stanford

Rushford, MN

Letter about R-P Referendum

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I attended the RP referendum meeting, took the tour of the facilities and listened intently to presenters, numerous questions and answers. I learned new facts and gained greater understanding of what assumptions were used in developi ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, When I mentioned to a proponent that increased taxes for a new school are problematic for people on a fixed income, she said, “There are a lot of old people with money here. They are just greedy.” The 2007 flood was absolutel ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum To the Editor, I think everyone in Rushford would love to have a new school. The thing that concerns me is the cost to the tax payers. $15,000,000 is not something to deal with lightly. I know that the interest rates ar ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum To the Editor, This letter is in response to the commentary featured prominently in The Journal on November 26, written by Brett Kues, about the school referendum. I have never heard of Mr. Kues, even though I’m also ..... 
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Letter about ...Rushford-Peterson Referendum

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about ...Rushford-Peterson Referendum To the Editor, We are writing to inform people about the upcoming referendum for Rushford-Peterson residents on Wednesday, December 19 from 11–8 pm in the Rushford-Peterson High School lobby. The requ ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum To the Editor, PLEASE VOTE YES FOR OUR CHILDREN Hillary Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child!” What an insightful statement. As adults, we all know it does take a community to raise our childr ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum To the Editor, PLEASE VOTE YES FOR OUR CHILDREN Hillary Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child!” What an insightful statement. As adults, we all know it does take a community to raise our childr ..... 
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Letter about Voter ID

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The only time to guarantee there is no voter fraud is before the ballots go into the box. Once a vote is cast, no one knows, nor should they know, who voted for whom. The recounts in Minnesota over the last several cycles have proved ..... 
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