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Operation Round Up grants $3,000 to local causes


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

Rushford, MN - Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met on March 1 and elected to donate $3,000 to the following worthy organizations:

•$1,000, Local Food Shelves, to help purchase food for residents in need. The amount is divided equally between 10 food shelves (Caledonia, Hokah, Houston, Mabel, Preston, Rushford, St. Charles, Spring Valley, Winona and Wykoff).

•$350, Bundles of Love, Chatfield, Minn., to help purchase supplies for diaper bag bundles which are given to needy families in Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties.

•$300, Rushford-Peterson Community Education, to help purchase items for starting a STEM Lego Camp.

•$300, Harmony Community Healthcare, to help purchase an emergency generator.

•$300, Red Cross – Fillmore and Winona Counties, to support disaster services.

•$300, Camp Winnebago, Caledonia, Minn., to help purchase a water heater or water softener.

•$300, National Child Safety Council, to help purchase educational safety materials for local police departments to use in Fillmore County public schools.

•$150, Rushford-Peterson Girl Scout Troop 40301, to support the community bike rack project.

Operation Round Up is funded by donations made by members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative who voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. About 1,200 members currently participate with the average of $6 a year per member. It truly shows that small change can make a difference. To learn more about Operation Round Up visit www.tec.coop.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving three counties in Minnesota including Winona, Houston and Fillmore and parts of Olmsted and Mower counties in Minnesota and Howard, Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in Iowa. It provides electricity to more than 12,800 services in the area. TEC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Rushford reverses decision due to grievance

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The on-going debate over staffing needs within Rushford’s Public Works department is on again. Public Works had long lobbied for staff member Curt Courrier’s 36-hour per week position to be transitioned to full-time, based on increasing workload ..... 
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POWER OUTAGES

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (8:15 a.m. March 11, 2013)— Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) is experiencing power outages due to the heavy snow that started last night and continues this morning. Currently 900 members are without power. The majority of the pow ..... 
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RCF approves four grants totaling $5,180 for projects

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Four grants totaling up to $5,180 were approved for a variety of community projects at the Rushford Community Foundation (RCF) Board of Directors meeting on February 8. A $1,480 grant will go to the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Li ..... 
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Letter about Greg Davids survey

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, One of the questions that Greg Davids brought up in his questionnaire was to put a 3.5 percent tax on our insurance premiums. I don’t know about anyone else, but my insurance premiums are a huge chunk out of our check already. He ..... 
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In the Service - Pvt. Shawn Hovermale

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Army National Guard Pvt. Shawn Hovermale has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and re ..... 
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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 opi ..... 
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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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