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R-P gears up for referendum


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

R-P is moving forward with preparations and its Yes Campaign for a new, $15 million pre-K through grade 5 facility. Recently, brochures highlighting the upcoming referendum in the district were mailed out to district residents. There was some concern locally that there was a lack of information on the tax impact for businesses, but district staff is working diligently to get as much needed information out as possible prior to the December 19 vote. Property owners within the community can contact the district office directly to find their tax impact.

There are two upcoming informational meetings for the bond referendum. The first is Monday, November 26, from 4:30-6:30pm, at the middle school cafeteria in Peterson. The second is Monday, December 10, from 6-8pm, at the elementary cafeteria in Rushford. The public is encouraged to attend and bring forth any questions or comments that they may have.

“We need to be proactive and involved in this; bring a lot of energy to the table,” stressed board member Greg Smith.

“That’s a good point,” responded Ehler. “We need to collectively say, ‘What can we do as a united front.’”

Another key issue in the event is having the availability of absentee voting. “We need to make a significant effort to have it in place for individuals who cannot be here,” added Ehler. Those wanting an absentee ballot for the referendum will need to request an application from the district office. Two packets are ready for mailing, depending on whether or not the voter requesting the ballot is registered or not. The ballots must be back at the district office up to the day prior to the election to be counted as a valid vote. Ballots will be opened and verified, but not counted prior to the vote. Further press releases from the district on the referendum and voting will be coming.

In other news, the district conducted a recount in the election of the fourth open board seat. First-time board member Taylor Peterson originally won the seat, but the margin of votes between Peterson and Len Strapp was less than 10 and Strapp requested the recount. The recount took place this past Tuesday, in Preston at the Commissioner’s Room of the courthouse. In a narrow result, with the recount yielding four more votes for both candidates, the seat was retained by Peterson, 918 to 910 votes.

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Letter about ...Rushford-Peterson Referendum

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about ...Rushford-Peterson Referendum To the Editor, We are writing to inform people about the upcoming referendum for Rushford-Peterson residents on Wednesday, December 19 from 11–8 pm in the Rushford-Peterson High School lobby. The requ ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum To the Editor, PLEASE VOTE YES FOR OUR CHILDREN Hillary Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child!” What an insightful statement. As adults, we all know it does take a community to raise our childr ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum To the Editor, PLEASE VOTE YES FOR OUR CHILDREN Hillary Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child!” What an insightful statement. As adults, we all know it does take a community to raise our childr ..... 
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Marine Credit Union has made its move

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Features

Marine Credit Union has relocated its Peterson Branch to Rushford, Minn. The new location was opened on Monday, November 12, 2012. Marine Credit Union is now located at 218 South Mill Street in Rushford. The new location offers more privacy for st ..... 
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Rushford considers deer hunting within city limits

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

As a topic of interest that’s been ruminating for some time, the city council once again discussed the possibility of allowing the harvesting of deer within its borders. The city and its residents have been the roaming grounds of an excess deer po ..... 
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Grace Place continues expanding mission

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Grace Place, an organization with a 20-year history of serving single women and their families, is announcing plans to develop a future Family Care Center and Transitional Shelter Facility in Rushford, and to continue increasing services into other ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Dominic John Humble

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Dominic John Humble Seth and Tiffany Humble of Rushford are proud to announce the birth of their son, Dominic John. Dominic was born October 15, 2012. He weighed 8 lb, 1.8 oz. and was 19 1/4 inches long. He joins his brother Chase at home. Grand ..... 
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Rushford Foods IGA honored at Affiliated Foods Midwest Fall Food Show

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Brad Hoiness, Todd Himlie, and Steve Lea of Rushford Foods IGA in Rushford, Minn. were honored with an award on Friday, September 21, 2012, in Omaha, Nebraska at the Century Link Center in conjunction with the 81st Annual Affiliated Foods Midwest (A ..... 
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