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Lester P. Ulvestad


Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Lester P. Ulvestad passed away on Dec. 30, 2014, at the age of 98 years at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. He was a longtime former resident of Glendale, Wisc. Beloved husband for 39 years of the late Shirley M. Ulvestad (nee Weber). Dear brother of the late Clifford Ulvestad and the late Bernice Hall. Uncle of Gene (Doris) Ulvestad, Richard (Kristi) Hall, Carol Ulvestad, Katie (Dr. Fred) Meyer, Karen O’Malley, Tom (Lorri) Weber, Steven (Stephanie) Weber and John (Nancy) Weber. Further survived by great-nieces, great-nephews, and dear friends.

Lester was born and raised in Lanesboro, Minn. and was a graduate of Lanesboro High School. He went on to graduate from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Lester proudly served in the Eighth Air Force as a navigator on B-17 Aircraft during WWII.

A funeral service for Lester was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2014, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford, Minn. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial took place at the North Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lanesboro, Minn.

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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 10 fro ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson responds to concerns; renews superintendent contract

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Due to time constraints at the December 17 school board meeting, a special meeting was called December 22. The meeting was well attended by the public, as was the previous meeting, with more than 20 citizens waiting to hear the district’s respon ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Not just a ‘New’ Year

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Journal Student Writing Project

Most people are aware of and participate in the tradition of a “New Year’s Resolution.” Whether you want to exercise more, spend more time with your family, or be a little more adventurous, New Year’s resolutions can cover just about every ..... 
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Rushford hits at rate changes, law enforcement trends

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Discussion from the December 8 council meeting, regarding water and sewer rate structure and charges, continued December 22. The city is eyeing plans to address operating needs, capital improvement, debt service, and existing shortfalls. Any rate ch ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson faces tough questions on new school issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Talk moves swiftly in tight-knit communities and recent rumblings over potential problems with Rushford-Peterson’s New School Initiative, and the subsequent referendum, led more than 55 citizens to pack into the high school biology room for the ..... 
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Fire Department receives massive donation

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Christmas has come early for the Rushford Fire Department. December 17, representatives from Farmers Co-op Elevator (FCE) presented the department with a $20,000 donation to the volunteer department to be used for the purchase of equipment. Seizin ..... 
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Ray C. Humble

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Ray C. Humble, 93, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, December 12, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Ray was born on July 23, 1921, on the home farm in Norway Township of Fillmore County, Minn. He attended the Dolalie School and Gradu ..... 
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Rushford considers rate changes

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

A work session regarding proposed changes to water and sewer rate changes was held prior to the Monday, December 8 council meeting with Bill Chang and Mark Lundgren of MSA Professional Services. The rates modification seeks to address operating ne ..... 
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