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Rushford business gets simple


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Five years, four kids and one successful business later and Rushford’s exclusive baby boutique, Cloth Diapers Today has new owners, a new location, and a new name. What began in February 2008 for energetic mom Tina Darr to showcase her interest in cloth diapering to other parents has now sprouted into a fresh new business for Rushford sisters Audrey Wenzel and Amanda Ziebell: Simple. A Baby Store.

For Darr, the business was an obvious one. “I wanted other parents to be able to learn about cloth diapers and inspect them to see what would work best for their families. Buying on the Internet without seeing the products can leave parents upset and cause them to abandon using cloth. They might find the product they ordered was much different than what they thought they were getting. By opening a store, I was able to help parents find what they wanted so they could be successful with cloth diapers and save money.”

Now, with her young brood successfully out of diapers and busy homeschooling them, Darr felt it was time for a change. “It was time for fresh energy and ideas as my focuses switched. I’ve spent a lot of time cleaning and organizing now that part of my home is no longer a store. It’s been much easier to focus more on teaching our children. With spring coming soon I will have more time for gardening and biking on the local trails.”

Deciding to put the business, including all inventory and clientele lists, up for sale, has played out well for Darr, as the decision to sell and the sale all happened within a short span of a few weeks. “We emailed a few times before our first meeting March 21. She called and let me know the following day of her intentions to buy. Our closing was March 29,” she says. “It was an exciting whirlwind and the speed at which it happened really confirmed that the decision to sell and who was buying was right. It is truly fortunate that a friend purchased the store. Knowing the person who was buying the store I put so much work into making is someone of integrity is comforting,” she adds.

For the new buyers, two enthusiastic and strong women, a business is something they’ve looked at for many years. “We pretty much always wanted to do a business. We talk by phone every morning and have been brainstorming ideas for years,” notes Wenzel. “We even have a folder called ‘brilliant ideas for the future’ where we have kept invention and business ideas .....
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Rushford cancels City Hall project, for now

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner At least for the time being, Rushford’s city hall will remain at its present location. Plans to convert the former municipal liquor store into new city hall have stalled more than once due to cost and funding. The council vote ..... 
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Semcac Annual Meeting

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Rushford, MN – Semcac held its Annual meeting in St. Charles on April 8th, 2013. The Board certified consumer sector elections and welcomed the following new members: Sandra Fleming, representing consumers in Freeborn County; Tina Bell, represen ..... 
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Free health screening offered in Rushford

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) and Semcac are partnering to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 7:30 to 10: 00 AM at the Tenborg Center in Rushford. This screening is open to both Se ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Announces 2013 Summer Meal Program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

This summer, all children ages birth to 18, REGARDLESS of income level, will be able to eat FREE breakfasts and lunches at school Mondays thru Fridays during designated serving times. Summer meals will be served as follows: Breakfast from 8:00am-9 ..... 
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Rushford Community Foundation seeking proposals for grants

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The Rushford Community Foundation is seeking proposals for projects or programs that fit the foundation’s grantmaking priorities. The foundation supports new and innovative projects or programs that improve the quality of life and build on existi ..... 
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Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes: new four-week program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Are you or a family member at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes and could benefit from a refresher course on how to manage your blood sugar? Winona Health’s Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes program is for you. Facilitated ..... 
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Early years are learning years with Rushford-Peterson Community Education

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Rushford-Peterson Community Education offers many opportunities for early childhood aged children and their families. Our Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are open to birth-5 year olds. Parents and children attend the themed classes t ..... 
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Real Bites

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Real Bites

Rushford’s charm I’ve been to Lynndyn-Bridge Restaurant in Rushford a number of times since they first opened, and I am always impressed. They provide a professional, classy dining establishment perfect for the daily lunch crowd or a night in ..... 
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