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R-P continues with analysis


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The R-P School Board has approved a Comprehensive Educational Analysis and Facility Engineering Analysis. Provided by architectural firm ATS&R and ICS Consulting, the analysis will provide a thorough picture of the district’s needs.

“In my opinion, this is something that should have been done prior to the referendum,” noted board member Taylor Peterson. “We didn’t know what’s truly wrong. We didn’t have it all together.”

A preliminary walkthrough was completed prior to the referendum, but according to Superintendent Chuck Ehler it didn’t hit at specifics. “That’s one thing we learned from the vote,” echoed Ehler, “We need specifics. We need to analyze everything from A to Z.”

The in-depth analyses come with a price tag of $19,500 for the district, which will be funded by designated funds from the New School Initiative. “It will be eye opening to get the information in everyone’s hands so a good decision can be made in the direction you need to take your school district in,” added Ehler.

The board approved the analysis to be done in a 4 to 1 vote with Peterson opposed.

In other news, long-time R-P teacher Craig Colbenson has tendered his resignation, following the completion of the school year. Colbenson, the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation District 2009 Teacher of the Year and Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame member, has been instrumental at the district, particularly with Ag and FFA. He has taught in the public school system for more than 37 years.

Art teacher Cherlynne Krueger has also resigned at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, primarily due to her recent engagement.

“It’s sad to see those members who have made such an impact leave,” noted board member Daniel Munson. The sentiment was echoed by staff and board members.

The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is Monday, March 18, at 5:30pm, in the high school biology room. The public is encouraged to attend.
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Rushford puts halt to contract mowing for 2013

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

After a lengthy process to determine potential cost savings of contracted versus public works mowing of the city’s 135 acres of land, the city will sit on the idea of contract mowing for this season. The idea, led by Councilor Roger Colbenson, cou ..... 
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Arthur (Sonny) Harris Boyum

Mon, Feb 25th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Arthur (Sonny) Harris Boyum Jr. 76, went to be with the Lord very peacefully February 25, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born November 16, 1936 in Rushford, Mn. to Arthur Sr. and Helen (Johnson) Boyum. He is survived by his three children J ..... 
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Nina Helen Miller

Mon, Feb 25th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Nina Helen Miller, 85, of Rushford, died Friday, February 22, 2013 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. The ninth child of eleven siblings, Nina was born November 6, 1927 in La Crosse to Simon and Inga (Almus) Christianson. She attende ..... 
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Owl Festival a hoot for families

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford All

If you’re tired of winter and are chomping at the bit to get out and do something fun, mark off March 1-3 on your calendar for the International Festival of Owls in Houston, MN. While the “International” part of the name might make you think ..... 
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Raymond de Souza coming to St. Mary’s, Houston

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

You are cordially invited to come to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Houston to hear Raymond de Souza speak on Sunday, March 3 and March 17 starting at 6:30 PM each evening. Raymond de Souza is the Director of the Office for Evangelization and Apologe ..... 
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Rushford Library hosts author

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Kirsten Zoellner The Rushford Public Library is well-known for its on-going and varied programs. Keeping the pace going in the frigid winter, the library warms things up Tuesday, February 26 with a humorous evening with Minnesota writer Eric Dre ..... 
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Rushford looks at ambulance service needs

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

While Rushford has a strong, viable ambulance service, other communities are not as fortunate and their need may prompt changes to the service’s coverage area. The state sets the coverage boundaries for municipal services and a lack of rural servi ..... 
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Elizabeth Colwell

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Colwell, 80, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Winona Health in Winona, Minn. Elizabeth was born on June 16, 1932, in Saratoga, Iowa to Clifford and Phyllis (Louvar) Miles. She was raised in Saratoga. After high ..... 
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