Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, December 19th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | > | >>

R-P continues working towards new elementary facility


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

At the September 17 board meeting, Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, and Gary Benson, of ICS Consulting, were on hand with updates on the proposed early childhood through grade 5 facility. A “Review and Comment,” required by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), was submitted by Benson earlier in the month. Superintendent Chuck Ehler was confident that it would be expedited by the MDE quickly, so the district may proceed with plans for a building referendum December 19.

Potential tax impact amounts have been calculated for the $15 million project at 20, 25, and 30-year variables and will be a key area of the campaign leading up to the referendum vote. A proposed floor plan, as well as the timeline for the scheduled referendum, was also presented.

The Facilities Committee, including board members Kathie Ingram, John Nitecki, and Dan Munson will meet Monday, October 8, at 5:00pm to discuss the project.

The district has long sought various funding for their New School Initiative, some of it out of the norm, including $7.5 million through a Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grant aimed at business development. Recently, the district received word it would not be given consideration for its DEED grant application. Still there’s always hope.

An interest in the school’s struggles by the Ellen DeGeneres Show has many in community crossing their fingers once again. Somehow the show received word of the district’s difficulty in securing funding for the project and both emails and local conversation about it has been a hot topic. Apparently, the show has historically helped other districts and many in the community are aiming to bring enough of the show’s attention to the initiative that they may also get support. They are encouraging people to log onto the show’s website, www.ellentv.com, and leave up to a 1,500-word comment about how the school might benefit the community.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting is Monday, October 15, at 5:30pm, in the high school biology room. The public is encouraged to attend.
Foods Weekly Ads

Morris Carl Anderson

Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Morris Carl Anderson, 84, of Rushford, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at his home.  Morrie was born on July 27, 1928 to Melvin R. and Catherine (Humble) Anderson in Norway Township, Fillmore County. He was raised in Lanesboro and graduate from Lane ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Auditions are scheduled for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatres

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford-Peterson School Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of Alladin and His Magic Lamp will be held at 3:05 PM on Monday, October 14 at the R-P High School Theater in Rushford. Up to 81 young people ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rush Creek Trail dedicated in Rushford

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

After more than two years of planning and development, and countless hurdles, the first phase of the Rush Creek Trail project in Rushford is in its last steps to completion. The extension, which ties into the Root River Trail, runs north from the st ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford-Peterson Homecoming 2012

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

The R-P Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2012 the week of October 1-6. The Presentation of the Royalty and the naming of the King and Queen will take place at an all-school assembly October 2 at 2:30pm in the High School gymnasium. Parents and the ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Birth Announcement - Kathleen Miriam Zoellner

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Kathleen Miriam Zoellner Evin, Lauren, Logan and Ada Zoellner are pleased to announce the arrival of their new baby sister Kathleen Miriam. Kathleen was born at home on September 13, 2012, at 5:55 pm. She was 7 pounds 1 ounce and 21 inches at birth ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Gary T. Odegaarden

Thu, Sep 20th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Gary T. Odegaarden, 69, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, September 17, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. Gary was born on July 24, 1943, in Winona, Minn. to Chester O. and Mabel (Madland) Odegaarden. He was raised in th ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Engagement - Nelson ~ Nelson

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Dr. Richard and Karen Nelson of Rushford, Minn. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kathryn (Katy) to Jeffrey (Jeff) Nelson, son of Phil and Mary Nelson of Orono, Minn. Katy is a graduate of Rushford-Peterson HS and North Par ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford sets preliminary levy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

Having no increase last year, the city council has preliminarily set the 2013 budget levy at 2.9 percent. The increase would garner $762,000 in funding for the city, which City Administrator Steve Sarvi indicated would assist in building back fund b ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | > | >>
Studio A Photography