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R-P rejects petition for school revote


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Education

The regular meeting of the Rushford-Peterson School Board, January 25, was packed with more than 50 district residents eager to see the result of a recent petition put forward. The petition, received by the district January 21, was signed by 140 voters registered in the last election, a 5% representation as is required in such a petition. It sought to halt all construction of a new $38.1 million early childhood through grade 12 school facility in Rushford, which narrowly passed in a referendum vote in December 2013 (1,112 votes to 1,023). The basis of the petition claim is that the district approved general obligation bonds using false information regarding damages from the 2007 flood and is therefore not eligible for state debt equalization aid. The petition also states that the current district facilities are adequately serving the needs of the district students.

A portion of the meeting was open to public comment. Beth Stanford, a former school board director, stated concern with the petition and the example of sportsmanship which it’s setting. Citing the steps taken by the previous board to get to the referendum, Stanford stated a vote on the best approach was taken and passed in referendum. “People need to let this move on.”

Robin Honken, a ‘Vote Yes’ campaign committee member, also spoke at the meeting and read a statement which was later released in several publications as a letter to the editor. “It’s unfortunate that we’re still here having to defend Mr. Ehler,” she began. “I’m speaking on behalf of hundreds of school supporters.”

Honken also touched on the process it took to get the vote to the point of a referendum, citing the work of the Facilties Task Force, as well as two other previous referendums, which she acknowledged were for completely different plans and were voted down. “The school board approved a new plan put forth by a community task force. I want to emphasize the importance of why we’re here today.” Honken then turned comment over to fellow ‘Vote Yes’ member Andy Prinsen.

“The R-P Concerned Citizen Group continues to throw these gifts away. All the audits and digging by the group and they’ve come up with nothing. I repeat, nothing,” he began. “We ask that the board stop the petition to hold a special election and revote. We’re not sure what’s driving the R-P Concerned Citizens Group, but it seems their goal continues to be to ins .....
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In the service

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Zachery D. Rislove U.S. Air Force Airman Zachery D. Rislove graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military d ..... 
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R-P community continues to support our school leaders

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Rushford Commentary

Our community has been blessed with a forward thinking superintendent, Mr. Ehler, and a school board that has brought us so far since 2007. Shortly prior to the 2007 flood, Mr. Chuck Ehler was hired by a school board who believed he was the person ..... 
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Letter about Here come the lawsuits...

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about Here come the lawsuits... To the Editor, This article would fail all Snopes fact checks. These are merely opinions by a group of anti new school supporters. School board minutes that you also publish will reflect the truths. So while ..... 
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New Rushford councilors take oath

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

The first meeting of the Rushford City Council for the year began with new councilors Terri Benson and Jim O’Donnell taking the oath of office. Also taking the oath was Mayor Chris Hallum, who is serving his third term. The new councilors dove rig ..... 
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Rushford Council approves 2016 levy and land sale

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

At the last meeting of 2015, a snowy January 28, the Rushford Council approved setting the final budget and property tax levy, taxes payable year 2016, at $790,000. After months of discussion on options for expense reductions and long-term strategic ..... 
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Marilyn J. Tarras

Tue, Jan 5th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Marilyn J. Tarras, 77, of Rushford, MN died on Sunday, January 3, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Marilyn was born on March 30, 1938, in La Crosse, Wis. to Joseph and Charlotte (Ford) Lambert. She was raised in Win ..... 
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Douglas A.Heusinkveld

Thu, Dec 31st, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Douglas Allen Heusinkveld, age 87, of Rushmore, Minn., formerly of San Jose, Calif., died Tuesday, December 15, 2015, on his 48th wedding anniversary, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center. He was born March 24, 1928 to parents Reuben and Jessie ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Board splits on Project Oversight Committee

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The R-P School Board waded through a full agenda and a scheduled Truth in Taxation meeting at the Monday, December 21 meeting. The majority of conversation related to the Project Oversight Committee, a new committee aimed at streamlining the ..... 
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