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Rushford Library Board architect offers up plans


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

Acting on the council’s last direction to seek out preliminary plans for the renovation of the Tew Memorial Library, the Library Board and architect Val Schute, of River Architects, presented viable options at last Monday’s council meeting. At last direction, the council had insisted that the board seek plans for the upper level of the building only and with a funding level capped at $600,000. That didn’t stop Shute from offering up two potential designs.

“I know I’m testing you, pushing you here, but what I’ve tried to do is to show what some more gets you,” noted Schute. “As an editorial comment, what hits me, and it’s a big deal, is that size of a project is determined by taking the current collection, plus a two percent increase each year for 20 years to allow for growth. The library has become just a repository for books. There’s no room for other pieces that make a present day library,” he continued. “In a twist for me, I’m not sure I was convinced when we began, that we would have a library that made sense. But now, I don’t feel like we forced it. How the library works seems to be logical. I didn’t expect to be saying that.”

Option one includes the renovation of the first floor only of the Tew building. At an estimated $457,000, the plan falls under the limit set two weeks ago by the council. However, it puts the library collection in a pinch. Library Director Susan Hart has indicated, on multiple occasions, that the current collection is 26,367 items. Option one would only allow for 83 percent of that collection, or 21,990 items. Schute specified that the latter figure is a “weeded” number, meaning what remains after select reduction in materials which haven’t been active in circulation. This is typically done only when needed, as Schute noted, but Director Hart goes through the intensive process annually.

“We’ve had to,” Hart stressed. “It’s not easy. What do you get rid of? Shakespeare? Where the Red Fern Grows, just because it hasn’t been checked out recently? In my experience, right after you weed it out, someone needs it. Also, all the materials have been bought by taxpayer dollars. It’s hard to just say, ‘It’s not worth it anymore.’” What’s more, the SELCO inter-library transfers to the Rushford library are not factored into circulation numbers and Rushford both sends and receives a great deal of them.

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Rushford loses USDA grant and loan

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 11th, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

Two days after the last city council meeting, Rushford was hopeful they could meet a June 30 deadline for the city hall and library projects. However, it was unclear whether the city would be granted any funding through a USDA American Recovery and ..... 
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Farmers Co-op Elevator Company announces major grain facility expansion

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

The Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company has announced a major grain facility update at their South Fork location in the Village of Rushford. Board Chairman Steve Oian says the addition of a 514,000 bushel storage bin, 4,700 bushel/hour Zimmerman dr ..... 
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Maycie Rose Anderson

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Drew and Ashley Anderson of Rushford, Minnesota are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Maycie Rose. Maycie was born on May 25, 2012. Grandparents are Randy and Carolyn Stinson of Ridgeway, Minn. and Steve and Lisa Anderson of Rushford ..... 
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Leonard “Lenny” Volkman

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Leonard “Lenny” Volkman, 69, of Rushford, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Lenny was born on March 26, 1943, in Rushford to Edward and Ellen (Bartleson) Volkman. He was raised in Rushford and graduat ..... 
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RINTek to host nanotechnology conference, youth camp, and trek

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Features

Rushford Institute for Nanotechnology (RINTek) dubs nanotechnology as “the most all-encompassing enabling technology of our time” and rightfully, so. According to data, the nanotechnology field is currently a $200 billion industry. That number i ..... 
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Rushford passes chicken ordinance

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

After much debate within the council and planning commissions, Rushford has passed a new ordinance that will allow for the keeping of chickens within city limits. According to city administrator Steve Sarvi, the ordinance came before the commission ..... 
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SEMCAC awarded grant through Blue Cross Foundation

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

RUSHFORD — Semcac received a $60,625 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation through the Minnesota Community Action Association Resource Fund to provide for basic needs of low-income families in seven counties in southeas ..... 
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Dennis Edward Peterson

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Dennis “Denny” Edward Peterson, 65, of Rushford, MN died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home. Dennis was born on June 6, 1946, in Rushford to Edward and Josephine (Woxland) Peterson. He attended Big Martin Country School and graduated from ..... 
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