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Rushford-Peterson schools receives books to promote early literacy


Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Owatonna, Minn. - Rushford-Peterson Schools was one of 29 organizations to receive donated books through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) BookStart program, a partnership between SMIF and Capstone. This grant program, which awarded a total of 10,000 books valued at $171,040, is one of SMIF’s early childhood efforts focused on providing resources so all children can have a healthy life of learning, achieving, and succeeding.

BookStart, now in its 12th year, has put approximately 70,000 books into the homes of children across southern Minnesota. The goal is that every child has a book of his or her own at home to read or be read to by family members, which promotes a life-long love for reading.

“We are pleased to be able to partner with Capstone to provide these books to promote early literacy and learning for our young children,” noted SMIF’s President and CEO Tim Penny. “We believe investing in our young children is a long-term strategy that will lead to a capable workforce.”

Rushford-Peterson Schools (Early Childhood-1st Grade) was selected to receive 400 books valued at $6,800 because they provide outstanding early literacy opportunities for young children and their families within the Rushford-Peterson School District. Rushford-Peterson Schools will incorporate the books into their R-P Community Ed Early Childhood/Family Education Program, Lille By Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms.

As part of its strategy to invest in economic growth here in southern Minnesota, SMIF has supported early childhood efforts to make certain all children enter school fully encouraged, prepared, and supported for learning success. Through their efforts, $1 million has been invested in early childhood education annually within the 20-county region over the past ten years. For more information on SMIF’s Early Childhood Initiative partnerships and resources, contact Teri Steckelberg at teris@smifoundation.org.

About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation:

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in 20 Minnesota counties. The Foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and loans within the region during the past 28 years. SMIF’s key interests include early childhood and entrepreneur development. To learn more about our .....
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Rushford Grace Place is pleased to announce their 4th annual Rushford Grace Place silent auction with funds donated to Thrivent

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Grace Place is once again celebrating Rushford Days with their 4th annual silent auction. This year the location will be at the Sterling Pharmacy location at Norsquare 115 W. Jessie Street Rushford, directly across the street from Grace Place hours ..... 
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The ABC's of bees

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

A free beekeeping class, “The ABC’s of Bees,” will be held Wednesday, July 9, from 5-6 p.m., at Creekside Park in Rushford, Minn., in the small pavilion. The class is part of an ongoing educational and community effort by the Rushford Peterson ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Schools School Board Election for Fall 2014

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

The school board elections will take place with the fall general election to be held on Tuesday, November 4. There will be three openings on the Rushford-Peterson Board of Education and the terms will be for four years. Angela Colbenson, Daniel Muns ..... 
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Tri-City Challenge

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford All

Announcing the first annual Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff in Rushford, Minn. on October 3 and 4, 2014. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Rushford Peterson Schools. The Foundation for R-P Schools strives t ..... 
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Rushford grabs opportunity during project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

With the Highway 43 Project slated to begin Monday, June 30, the Rushford Electric Commission is considering expanding lighting upgrades along the highway corridor. The lighting will be temporarily removed for the project, so the commission will sei ..... 
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Highway 43 construction begins in Rushford

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour in Rushford when construction begins soon on Highway 43 in a project that will replace the street and improve curb, gutter, sidewalks and utilities along a one-mile stretch in the city, accordin ..... 
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Everett R. Dolalie

Thu, Jun 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Everett R. Dolalie 78, of Rushford, Minn. died on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Steven’s Place in Minnetonka, Minn. Everett was born on April 23, 1936, in Rushford to Carl and Christine (Thompson) Dolalie. He was raised in Rushford and graduated fr ..... 
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Charlotte E. Larson

Wed, Jun 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Charlotte E. Larson, age 98, of rural Rushford, Minn., died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, Minn.. Charlotte was born October 28, 1915 in Norway Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to John and Hilda (Smestad) Dragvold. She ..... 
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