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Operation Round Up grants $3,800 to local causes


Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

Rushford, MN— The Operation Round Up Trust Board met on March 9 and donated $3,800 to the following worthy organizations:

•$800, Local Food Shelves Participating in Minnesota FoodShare Month, to help purchase food for residents in need. The amount is divided equally between eight food shelves.

•$500, National Child Safety Council, to help purchase educational safety materials for the Fillmore County public schools by the local police departments.

•$500, Let’s Go Fishing – Winona Chapter, to purchase supplies for fishing outings.

•$425, Project Fit Families, to help purchase educational materials for the Project Fit Families Fitness Fest.

•$425, JEM Movie Theatre, LLC, to put towards the purchase of a digital projector.

•$250, City of Caledonia, to help with their community pool improvement project.

•$200, Lanesboro Local, to purchase supplies for the Local—The Better Way of Life program.

•$200, Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties, to help with the Harmony home building project.

•$200, Bundles of Love, to help purchase supplies for diaper bag bundles which are given to needy families in Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties.

•$200, Houston Community Food Basket, to help with the application costs for achieving 501c3 status.

•$100, Appleseed Community Theatre/Healthy Community Partnership, for purchasing supplies for a Youth Theatre Camp in La Crescent.

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.

Jill M. Olloff

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Jill M. Olloff, 48, of Rushford died on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Winona Health in Winona, Minn. Jill was born on May 2, 1963, in Winona, Minn. to Charles and Wanda (Williams) Carrier. She was raised in Houston, Minn. and graduated from Houston ..... 
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R-P may catch a break with flood mitigation bill

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

The district continues to take strides to see its New School Initiative become a reality. It was announced in March that the district’s need had been recognized by the the House Finance Committee who recommended funding of the initiative to the bo ..... 
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I’m back, and I’m hungry

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Real Bites

By now, you’ve probably heard of the new restaurant in Rushford named Lynndyn Bridge. After we ran an article on our March 16, 2012, front page about this fine new restaurant, I had to make it a priority to make this my first Real Bites stop of 2 ..... 
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Rushford pecking at proposed chicken ordinance

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Features

The city council has taken a proposed chicken ordinance draft, put forth by the Planning Commission, under review. The draft is exceptionally thorough and should be straightforward to maintain, as well as making it easy for the city to pull the lice ..... 
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Glenn Maynard Ukkestad

Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Glenn Maynard “Mush” Ukkestad, age 81, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Rushford, MN where he had resided since December, 2010. Mush was born October 22, 1930 in LaCrosse, WI to Theodore Ukkestad and Julia ..... 
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Witt’s Pharmacy sells to Astrup Drug, Inc.

Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

Rushford, Minnesota – Witt’s Pharmacy, based in Rushford, Minn., is announcing that they are selling to Astrup Drug, Inc, based in Austin, Minn. Tom Witt purchased his first pharmacy in February 1996 in Rushford Minnesota. Since then he has ad ..... 
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“The Rushford Question” gets its answer

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Features

Prominent members of the Rushford’s council, the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Authority, and the Rushford Area Branding Council were among the 30 gathered this past Monday to hear the results of “The Rushford Quest ..... 
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The Rushford Question survey results

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

The Findings Presentation of the “Rushford Question” Survey conducted from December through February will be revealed at a public meeting in Rushford, MN at 7 pm, April 2 at Montini Hall, 105 N. Mill Street, Rushford, MN. The “Rushford Quest ..... 
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