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Rushford Lutheran raises awareness for affordable housing


Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

On Saturday, October 12, at 6 p.m., construction will begin on a new city in Fillmore County. That’s right, Rushford Lutheran Church Youth are building a new city out of cardboard to raise awareness for affordable housing in our communities. Every year Rushford Lutheran Youth select and organization within the community to support during the month of October. Youth members generally raise money and awareness by walking door-to-door and ending up at the organization to make a donation of funds collected and learn about what the organization does for the community and why they exist.

This year Christine Anderson, Rushford Lutheran Church Family Education Director, approached Habitat for Humanity as the selected organization. When asked, “why are you building a Cardboard City this year?” Anderson responded, “Our plan of a walk through town changed after, Megan Grebe, community development coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, mentioned the idea of a cardboard city and we went with it. We will now have a “tour” of our cardboard city, to raise awareness in the community of the work Habitat for Humanity does to provide simple, decent housing. We also thought it would be a great way for our high school members to become involved in a community project.”

Rushford Lutheran Youth will be working in teams to build their houses within their cardboard city located behind Rushford City Hall/Library. Construction will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday evening. Teams must complete construction and have their houses ready to sleep in by 10 p.m. when the lights go out. The construction crews will be energized during construction with food provided by Burdey’s Café in Peterson, Minn.

Sunday morning after worship, approximately 10 a.m., the construction crews will be giving tours of their new city. The public is encouraged to stop and visit the cardboard city in Rushford, Minn. and learn about why decent, affordable housing is a need in our area. After the tour students will vote on their favorite house and the winner will be announced.

Habitat for Humanity is excited about this new initiative that the Rushford Lutheran Youth is doing to raise awareness for affordable housing in our area. Our goal at Habitat for Humanity is to live in a world where everyone has a decent place to live and that starts at the community level.

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Robert P. ‘Rob’ Highum

Tue, Oct 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert P. ‘Rob’ Highum, 97, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Rob was born on June 27, 1916, in rural Rushford to George and Gertie (Vaagen) Highum. He was raised west of ..... 
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Olson’s monologue “I’ll Always Know Where You Are” will be published

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Angie Rodenburg Life has been a whirlwind adventure lately for Rushford-Peterson senior, Mariah Olson. In the last few weeks she has started her senior year, been voted homecoming queen, and found out that her ten-minute original monologue has b ..... 
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Rushford runs into MnDOT stumbling block

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The massive Highway 43 project slated for Rushford, Minn. in 2014 continues to create headaches for the city. Already dealing with having to give up the city’s main thoroughfare for the duration of the project, it now seems th ..... 
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Field days feature local landowners’ habitat enhancement projects

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Two field days to be held on October 12 and 26 in the Rushford/Houston area will provide landowners with information on the options for habitat enhancement, how to protect and restore rare features of southeast Minnesota’s landscape, the plan deve ..... 
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David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Does anyone imagine for a minute that the vendetta against David Williams is unrelated to the frac sand mining struggle? Does anyone think the accusatory column wasn’t initiated by someone on the pro mining side of this debate? T ..... 
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Character Assasination of David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, With balanced coverage of news and opinion and the promotion of mutual respect, community unity and harmony, a newspaper has a positive influence on a community. With weighty issues like the sand mining ordinance, with which the ..... 
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R-P recipient of two grants

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Kirsten Zoellner The Rushford-Peterson school year is off to a good start, especially as it received notification of two early education grants. The first, and more sizeable grant, comes to the district from the Minnesota Department of Education ..... 
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SpectaculAir at Rushford, MN promises to be spectacular

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The Rushford Municipal Airport at Rushford, Minn., presents the first-ever SpectaculAir air show, September 27 and 28, 2013, at the airport. The event, sponsored by the City of Rushford, Mead & Hunt, Inc., and approximately a dozen local businesses ..... 
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