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Taste of the Trail - 2013 on the Root River Trail System


Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of…events in many towns all over the Midwest. On three Saturdays in September, during this annual trail wide event, you can experience the abundance of food and activities in southeastern Minnesota. Each town along the trail will feature its own growers, producers, restauranteurs and artisans, offering samples of their products and goods, as well as, entertainment and fun.

The “Tastes…” begin on Saturday, September 7 in Rushford, Rushford Village, Houston. Houston’s events will culminate in a dedication of the new children’s playground at the Houston Nature Center and Trailhead. Many Rushford and Rushford Village businesses, event registration, and end of day drawings will be at the Historic Depot Trailhead in Rushford. Other sampling will take place at participating businesses and, starting at 4 p.m. is the Rushford Area Chamber Expo Culinaria for which tickets are available through the Chamber website (http://www.rushfordchamber.com/).

For more information about Saturday, September 7, 2013, contact any of the following Trail Towns Committee Members, Rushford, Houston, and Rushford Village:

• Marie Botcher, mariebotcher@gmail.com (507-864-2378)

•Jen Evenson, bubbleofsunshine@gmail.com (507-459-7341)

•Joyce Iverson, joyceiv@acegroup.cc (507-421-1885)

Taste of the Trail events are scheduled the next two Saturdays as follows - the hours each Saturday are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.:

•September 14: Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson

•September 21: Preston, Harmony, Fountain

Trail enthusiasts will find a diverse variety of delightful, palate-pleasing Scandinavian and other tastes. Local talent and entertainers will top off your good time in the Trail Towns.

Go to www.taste.rootrivertrail.org for more information on specific food vendors and activities. Taste of the Trail is sponsored by Root River Trail Towns, an association of communities located on the Root River Trail System, working together for the promotion and betterment of the trail.

The passion, triumph, dominance and tragedy of one of the most successful efforts in motor sports: The Polaris professional race team

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Starfire Kids - Midnight Blue Express is the unauthorized and previously untold true story of the men and their machines from Roseau, Minn. who rose to fame and fortune in the brutal, challenging and often very dangerous sport of snowmobile racing i ..... 
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Ruth E. Estes

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Ruth E. Estes, 94, of Rushford, Minnesota formerly of Ely, Iowa died Tuesday August 6, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford after a short illness. Per Ruth’s request there will be no service or visitation. Burial at Cedar Memorial P ..... 
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Engagement - Feine ~ Jonsgaard

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Alison Feine and Travis Jonsgaard are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Ellen and Thomas Feine of Rushford, Minn. Parents of the groom are Diane and Dale Jonsgaard of Rushford. A September 7, ..... 
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Senior Wagon Rides Along the Root River State Trail

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The Annual Wagon Ride along the Root River is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2013, beginning at the Rushford Depot in Rushford, Minn. Tractor pulled wagons will carry participants from the Rushford Depot to Houston, Minn. and then travel to ..... 
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Farmers Co-op Elevator Company Breaks Ground for Grain Facility Expansion

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Earlier this month the Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company broke ground for an additional 750,000 bushel storage bin at its South Fork location in the Village of Rushford, Minn. Last year Farmers Co-op added a 514,000 bushel storage bin, 4,700 bu ..... 
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Betty J. Dolalie

Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Betty J. Dolalie, 83, formerly of Bratsburg, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Betty was born April 29, 1930 in Flint, Michigan to Thomas and Ovedia (Landsverk) Rude. Her family later returned to the Rushfo ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson forms future facilities committee

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

While admittedly not surprised with the results of a proposed $15 million new facility referendum last December, Superintendent Chuck Ehler gleaned a clearer vision for what the community wants. Now, the district is looking to setup a community task ..... 
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Minnesota author releases book with strong ties to Rushford

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

By Kirsten Zoellner Author Larry Preston is a home-grown Minnesotan. Growing up Larry was an avid fan of the Polaris Professional Racing Team, who says his family always had Polaris machines around “to make Minnesota winters more enjoyable.” It ..... 
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