Letterwerks Sign City
 
VBC Video
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | > | >>

R-P mock crash hits hard


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The mock crash captivated spectators’ attention on April 26 when R-P students depicted this drunk driving scene. Photo by Kirsten Zoellner

“In 2008, 11,773 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. These alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 32 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.”

“The 11,773 fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during 2008 represent an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 45 minutes.” – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis

As the weather warms, the school year winds down, and area youth grow eager to hang out with friends, Rushford-Peterson’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter offers a sobering reminder about one dangers of driving while intoxicated. “Just that one night can affect so many lives. One drink can have so many consequences,” notes group member Rebecca Munson.

In a massive coordinated event, the group held a mock crash Friday, April 26. The concept grabs the attention of youth, giving them a shocking visual to think back on when opportunities for poor decisions lurk. R-P hasn’t held a mock crash in what one member estimated was six to ten years. Now, the district is looking at staging an accident once every four years so all students will have the opportunity to see it once during high school.

All students in grades 9-12 were bussed out to Enterprise Drive on the city’s north end, where City of Rushford workers had moved several large sections of bleachers and blocked off the street. As a pre-recorded segment of crash actors Emma Bauer, Isaiah Bunke, Cody Manfull, Mariah Mueller, Phil and Rachel O’Shaughnessy played over speakers, coordinators held tarps over the two vehicles. Then, with a help from a gust of wind, they pulled off the tarps. A few students gasped, some chuckled, but within minutes all were silently captivated.

The crash was to depict Manfull, Mueller, and the O’Shaugnessy siblings in a green van, with an intoxicated Phil O’Shaugnessy at the driver’s wheel. In the other vehicle, a tan sedan, were Bauer and Bunke. All clad in formal prom attire, the actors were splashed with faux blood and each had a particular set of injuries. Rachel O’Shaugnessy’s role was one of a young girl, ejected from the vehicle and lying lifelessly on the ground, having died on impact. Bauer’s body was slung across the hood of the sedan, through the windshield of the vehicle.

Shortly after M .....
[Read the Rest]

Letter about Miller’s actions

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In this time of crisis, Southeast Minnesota deserves leadership to provide strong protections against the ravages of industrial-scale frac sand mining. Not only is Sen. Jeremy Miller not leading, he is an obstructionist to meaningf ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Marlys McCluskey

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Marlys McCluskey Marlys R. McCluskey, 86, of Rushford, Minn. died on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Born Marlys Rae Anderson on December 28, 1926, in Hutchinson, Minn. to Alvin and Olive (Benjamin) Ander ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Florence Runge

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Florence Runge Florence M. Runge, 88, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Florence was born on September 19, 1924, in rural Lewiston, Minn. to Herman and Meta (Bergmann) Runge. She wa ..... 
[Read the Rest]

A community conversation about childhood

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm at the Rushford-Peterson School Theater, free of charge. Katy ..... 
[Read the Rest]

The R-P Middle School staff

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The R-P Middle School staff is proud to announce the Quarter 3 Winners of the R-P Middle School Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is in place to recognize students who strive for excellence by upholding the R-P School’s Motto of “Always Our ..... 
[Read the Rest]

A Community Conversation About Childhood

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm from Rushford-Peterson School Theater. Katy is passionate abou ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford Floor Covering merges with Lyle’s Flooring America

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

For years people have echoed the sentiment that small town businesses just can’t compete with their larger counterparts. Big box behemoths, ultra-competitive pricing, and gravitation towards internet browsing and sales have staggered the potential ..... 
[Read the Rest]

MnWARN coordinators visit Fillmore County for presentation

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Nearly six years later, the vivid images of the devastating floods of 2007 are still fresh in the minds of many across southeastern Minnesota, especially those who lived in the community of Rushford at the time. Even though seventeen inches of rain ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | > | >>