Vote Greg Davids
 
Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>

AWANA springs up in the Rushford Peterson Valley


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Several members of the new Rushford Peterson AWANA enjoyed a picnic at Creekside Park this summer. The group officially kicks off with a rally night September 17. Photo submitted

Awana, an international non-profit ministry for children in kindergarten through high school, will see its first club in Fillmore County this fall, piggybacking on the success of clubs in Houston County (Spring Grove) and Winona County (St. Charles and Winona). Started in 1941 in Chicago, the ministry currently reaches over 22,000 churches or communities and has reached children in 110 countries across the world and leaders believe that the need is there.

“This is a generation that we’re losing from the church,” stresses organizer Jenny Prinsen. “It’s been shown that kids will establish their faith by age 14. It’s a critical time for them and they need as much involvement from the family as possible. It’s meant to be a well-rounded program.”

Geared to be offered through local churches, AWANA’s goal is to reach kids where they’re at and walk alongside them in their faith journey through a fun, engaging atmosphere. “It takes kids through the Bible and shows how the Bible applies to everyday life,” adds Prinsen. “It’s a way to support Sunday School, not replace it. The basis is to get into scripture, work on memorization, and really understand the Bible.”

While regional clubs have been growing, Prinsen notes the desire to have something right in Fillmore County. “A number of us had been driving eight or nine kids to Spring Grove for AWANA. We thought, ‘Why don’t we start a group here?’” The majority are participants are currently from Pleasant Valley Church in Winona, which is sponsoring the Rushford Peterson AWANA club, but volunteers from other churches are also eager to participate. Also assisting with the local, non-denominational club are representatives of Root River Community Church and Rushford Lutheran Church.

The Rushford Peterson AWANA club will begin with offerings for kids in grades K-6. Club Nights will include “Handbook Time,” that delves into individual Bible verse study and memorization, followed by small group games centered on verses. “That encourages a bit of competition,” adds Prinsen. “Kids like that.” Also included in each evening are a song time and large group teaching with local pastors or other speakers. Groups are led by trained adult community volunteers from various churches. “We try to have a theme each week, tying it all together if we can,” notes Prinsen.

The Rushford Peterson AWANA club will kick off .....
[Read the Rest]
Vote for Pieper
Foods Weekly Ads

Lyla A. Kahoun

Wed, Aug 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

RUSHFORD, MINN. – Lyla A. Kahoun, 90, of Rushford, Minn., died on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Lyla was born on March 13, 1924, in Norway Township of Fillmore County, Minn. to John and Hannah (Austad) E ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Billie Virginia Hansen

Wed, Aug 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Billie Virginia Hansen, 92 of Rushford, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. Billie was born February 7, 1922 in Anoka County to Theodore and Marie (Dosh) Jensen. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and attended te ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford Clinic Open House on August 20

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Meet your new healthcare providers, enjoy a free light dinner, stuffed animal checkups, prizes, tours and more! Rushford Clinic is hosting an Open House to celebrate several recent changes at the clinic. The Open House is Wednesday, August 20, fro ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford considers managed hunting within city limits

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The issue of deer population control in Rushford has once again been brought to the forefront of council discussions. The council had reviewed options in 2012 and 2013 due to the damage inflicted on vegetation and hazards to traffic. In 2013, the co ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Robert P. “Skipper” Rislove

Wed, Jul 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert P. ”Skipper” Rislove, 76, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Skipper was born on December 21, 1937, in Rushford to Peter and Hildred (Erickson) Rislove. He lived all of hi ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford-Peterson addresses building security

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

The district has ramped up its protocol for usage and opted for restricted access by key, following a concern brought forth by board member Taylor Peterson regarding unauthorized and unsupervised use of the facility. Under the new plan, access to th ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Engagement - Johnson ~ Anderson

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Todd and Theresa Johnson of Lanesboro, Minn., are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haeli Johnson, to Clay Anderson, son of Steve and Lisa Anderson of Rushford, Minn. Haeli is a 2008 graduate of Lanesboro ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford Days 2014 packed full of fun

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The City of Rushford, Minn. was blessed with perfect weather for Rushford Days 2014 which was held July 14-20. The sunshine and warm temperatures brought a large crowd who did not let road construction in town stop them from enjoying the celebration ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>
Studio A Photography