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Rushford-Peterson approves Design Team format


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education



With a successful $38.1 million referendum, for a new facility, under their belt, the R-P School Board voted November 17 to move the initiative forward to the next stages. Nearly 30 packed into the high school biology room for the meeting, including notable faces from both sides of the referendum vote, incoming board members (who will take on their roles beginning in January), and district staff.

First up was review of the contract with ICS Consulting, Inc. for comprehensive project representation services. The 11-page document will put in place items to help facilitate projects related to the new school. The were some board questions related to limitations on liability within the contract, particularly regarding responsibility or acts of omission of consultants, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, individuals, or entities producing design or work. Additional question was raised over ICS costs affiliated with the project. The board tabled the contract decision to allow the district to seek further clarification from the firm.

The board did choose to approve a proposal from Ehlers Investment Partners. The firm will be handling the investment of the new facility bonding dollars. Jack Fay, representing Ehlers Investment was on hand to introduce the firm and their proposed scope of work. Fay noted the firm’s three priorities for the project as safety of the assets, liquidity of the assets, and lastly, yield on investments.

The advisory agreement spells out work to be paid on a fee basis. A fee schedule was presented. Superintendent Chuck Ehler noted an appreciation for rates being set at an understandable level. Board member Angela Colbenson added her endorsement of the firm, having worked with them on a referendum while on the school board at another district.

Ehlers Investment Partners will work directly with the project manager. The firm of Kennedy & Graven has been approved by the board as bond counsel for the series 2015A bonds.

Along with the contracts, the board has approved a process format for the newly formed R-P Schools Design Team. It has been suggested by the architectural firm of ATS&R that the district limit the design team to approximately 24 members. The team will be comprised of district administration, teachers, students, district staff including janitorial and food service representatives, and eight community members. Thirteen people have currently ex .....
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Rushford Village meets public works candidates

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner In an admittedly unorthodox setup, the Rushford Village council invited five public works/maintenance supervisor candidates to a pre-interview before the entire council November 18. The five were scheduled to come in 15 minute i ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Schools new school information

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools and ATS&R will be holding a community input meeting for the planning and designing of our new school building on Monday, December 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school science rooms, 3rd floor. If you would like to have som ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Middle School 1st quarter honor roll

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

6th Grade: A Honors: Paige Dailey, Megan Ekern, Alayna Helgemoe, Hailey Jenkins, Hannah Linder, Julia Maynard, Luke O’Hare, Isabelle Olson, Josiah Rasmussen, Emma Schuster, Jonah Sievers, Hale Stensgard, Lily Thompson B Honors: Bradley Colbens ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School 1st quarter honor roll

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

9th Grade: A Honors: Nicholas Anderson, Benjamin Ansell, Nicole Blagsvedt, Dawson Dahl, Keegan Dittman, Jordan Dressler-Guyer, Michael Ekern, Payton Hahn, Olivia Hoff, Derek Jannsen, Morgan Kingsley, Victoria Kjome, Anna Kjos, Hannah Ledebuhr, Jor ..... 
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Academic lettering assembly

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Wednesday, November 12, forty-two Rushford-Peterson students were recognized for their leadership in academics. Students in grades 9-11 from the 2013-2014 school year, maintaining a 3.670 GPA each quarter, received a letter, pin, and certificate of ..... 
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Problems with an old school

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Journal Student Writing Project

The Rushford-Peterson School District just passed their new school referendum this past election. Many members of the community had heard different reasons for why the referendum should be passed but perhaps could not fully grasp the need. Some of th ..... 
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Highway 43 construction wraps up in Rushford for winter

Fri, Nov 21st, 2014
Posted in Rushford State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, MN – Construction work on Highway 43 through Rushford has wrapped up for the winter on the city-led project and will resume in spring for final completion work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists and re ..... 
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Dan Mann

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Daniel “Danny” Earl Mann, 86, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, November 7, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford surrounded by his loved-ones. Danny was born on May 21, 1928, in Money Creek, Minn. to Vernon and Alta May (Gross ..... 
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