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A Taste of Iowa in Rushford


By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky

Being home from college, I try to connect back with a few friends from home to catch up on our lives. A couple weeks ago, I asked a dear friend of mine to accompany me to check out the Rushford Days celebration. I had a plan to attend a specific event, but when we drove by the high school, our plans changed immediately. We both recalled a play was to be performed that evening, which was right up our alley. Since being active members of drama club productions in high school, we wanted to relive our “glory days” and we figured attending the play Leaving Iowa would allow us to take a trip down memory lane.

The story of Leaving Iowa revolves around Don Browning, a news columnist, who returns to his hometown of Winterset, Iowa (aka “Home of the Duke”) to visit his family. Though his father passed away three years ago, his ashes have resided in a coffee can on the fuse box at his mother’s house due to the fact that “it was cheaper.” Taking the responsibility to give his father a proper place of rest, he travels to Mt. Union, Iowa, his father’s hometown, to place the remains on his grandparent’s farm… until he learns that it is now a grocery store. While on his journey, he remembers back to the quirky, hilarious, and yet torturous family road trip to Hannibal, Mo. The memories trigger an idea to take his father’s remains to the center of the United States, a place his father really wanted to visit on that particular road trip. By reliving the memories of his father, Don learns that where you are from shapes who you are.

I was really interested in learning more about the RASA group in Rushford, so I got in contact with Brenda Heimgartner, the past President and current Secretary of RASA. She told me that the Rushford Area Society of Arts has been around for 33 years and has performed over 65 plays. “Our mission is to bring arts to the Rushford area,” she said. When asked about how the RASA choose the play Leaving Iowa she stated that, “We are always looking for wholesome comedy for our theater production. This play was performed in my mother’s city of Aberdeen, South Dakota last November.“ Heimgartner’s mother knew of her involvement with theater and she suggested they take a look at it. “It was a good fit for us and the cast numbers were flexible so we believed we could cast it well.” Just this February, RASA gained rights to the play and then began holding auditio .....
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Rushford-Peterson Schools Fall Sports parent and student eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Our annual Fall Sports Parent and Student Eligibility Night has been set for Thursday, August 1. All students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in a fall sport need to attend this meeting. Students and parents in grades 7-8 will meet in the the ..... 
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Rushford Days 2013 was “the place to be seen” last week

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers The City of Rushford, Minn. was definitely the place to be seen the week of July 15-23, 2013 for a person looking for a good time. The week began with the Queen Pageant in the high school gymnasium on Monday, July 15. The results of ..... 
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ExpoCulinaira plans cooking for food and entertainment appetites

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria On the heels of a 2012 sell-out, celebrated success and the rave reviews of participants and patrons, ExpoCulinaria—An Experience of Taste, will for its third year fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday eve ..... 
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Leslie Kenneth Hovde

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Leslie Kenneth Hovde, 93 of Rushford, Minn. died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. Les was born July 11, 1920 in Rushford to John Peter and Hazel (Torgerson) Hovde. Les graduated from Rushford High School in 1938. He farmed hi ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Rushford discusses upgrades, land surveys, bluff issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner Rushford, Minn. has seen its share of upgrades in the last six years of recovery from massive flooding. Several upgrades were revealed by the flood itself and even more revealed by those initial upgrades. As the work is being do ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria again entices food and entertainment appetites

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria On the heels of two year’s celebrated successes, rave reviews of participants and patrons and back by popular demand, ExpoCulinaria—An experience of taste, will fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday even ..... 
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Heavenly Harp Gives Concert

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

Karin and Joy Gunderson, a mother-daughter musical duo known as Heavenly Harp, are back in Kalispell with a brand new, free concert, “With Thankful Hearts” on Sunday, July 21, 2013 beginning 7 pm at Rushford Lutheran Church, 101 South Mill Stree ..... 
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