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Rushford churches bring the Christmas story to life December 20 and 21


Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

As you drive from store to store searching for that last perfect Christmas gift and spend countless hours baking cookies from recipes that only come out once a year, you may find yourself overlooking the true meaning of the Christmas season. The members of Rushford’s local churches are here to help. Nearly 50 people in the greater Rushford community have been rehearsing speaking roles and vocal numbers for weeks as part of the Rushford Church Community’s Live Nativity Christmas Presentation set for December 20-21.

Participants range in age from preschool to grandparent with roles of narrators, angels, shepherds and all the rest of the familiar characters from the biblical account of Christ’s birth.

While the performers have been practicing, many more have been working behind the scenes to make the performances really come to life with props, costuming, backgrounds, live animals and more.

“It is so fun to see members of so many different congregations working together towards a common goal, which is celebrating the birth of our Savior,” says Kristin Burdey, director of the event.

Burdey, a member of Rushford Lutheran Church, has helped to direct the live nativity production at The Edge in Winona for the past three years and had a hankering to bring it to life closer to home. When she learned that Root River Community Church was considering a nativity as well, it seemed only logical that they join forces.

“Putting on a show jointly between the two churches would have been fine, but we thought that it would be all the more special if all the local churches in our community could come together on this project. There have been differences and divisions in the faith community, but the one thing that we all are certain about is the sacred beauty of Christmas,” Burdey says.

Peter Enns, Root River Community Church pastor and part-time wise man, says, “I find it encouraging watching members of the community at large working together to celebrate and commemorate the birth of Christ - Who is the One who ultimately brings us together in relationship with God and with each other. It makes total sense to me to celebrate that together.”

The free event is set for Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21. There will be performances at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days outside of Rushford Lutheran Church along Highway 43. Each performance will feature a .....
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Edna Mae Kelly

Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Edna Mae Kelly, 93 of Winona, Minn., formerly of Rushford, Minn., died on Thursday, November 28, at the Golden Living Center in St. Charles, Minn. surrounded by her family. She was born January 26, 1920 in Bismarck ND to Bryan F and Lenice (Turne ..... 
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Rushford debates police staffing, coverage

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The ongoing issue over whether or not to fill the police department vacancy left by recently resigned, full-time officer Chris Frick continues to bring out public support and heated debate. Police Chief Adam Eide came before the council on November ..... 
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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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Rushford-Peterson narrows options for future

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The Future Facilities Task Force has spent weeks working out the details of potential options for the future of the district’s aging facilities. After a failed referendum last December, the district called for the task force to pour over the sugge ..... 
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Engagement - Lind ~ Olson

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Brenda and Bill Falkowski of Houston, Minn. and Doug and Becky Lind of Rushford, Minn. announce the engagement of their daughter Chellsey Lind to Nathan Olson, son of Linda and the late Roger Olson of Nodine, Minn. Chellsey is a 2003 graduate of R ..... 
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Merchants Bank completes acquisition of Rushford and Lanesboro locations from Associated Bank

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Bank has taken ownership of the former Associated Bank locations in Rushford and Lanesboro, according to Merchants Financial Group, Inc. President & CEO Richard L. Mahoney. Transfer of ownership took place November 15, ..... 
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Caleb Leslie Hughes

Wed, Nov 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Caleb Leslie Hughes, 22, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, November 16, 2013, due to a motor-vehicle accident near La Crescent, Minn. The son of Cherie and Jon Graham, Caleb was born on September 18, 1991, in La Crosse, Wis. He was raised as a ..... 
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Houston switching to Independent Emergency Services system

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The Houston City Council convened on November 12 for their monthly meeting. At the meeting the council made many important decisions regarding the town. One decision was in regard to the town’s Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Devel ..... 
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