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Grace Place holding Raising Hope Breakfast


Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Grace Place is holding Raising Hope Breakfast on Wednesday, November. 6, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Tau Center Rotunda, 511 Hilbert Street. The free awareness and fundraising event is open to the public due to the generosity of sponsors.

Grace Place operates two thrift stores in Rushford and Winona. However, the stores are only part of the Grace Place story. Grace Place provides support for all young families seeking to improve parenting skills and focuses specialized services for single parents and families who are working to create more stable, healthy and productive lives.

The need to encourage area single moms, jobless families and their children on the road to independence is great. Poverty and other issues facing citizens of the U.S. are crossing all geographic, cultural and racial boundaries. According to the Associated Press July 2013, termed “the invisible poor” by demographers, lower-income whites are generally dispersed in suburbs as well as small rural towns, where more than 60 percent of the poor are white. More than 19 million whites fall below the poverty level of $23,021 for a family of four. This accounts for more than 41 percent of the nations destitute; nearly double the number of poor blacks.

At 16.1 percent of the population, Winona County’s poverty rate is the seventh highest in the state, according to five-year estimates by the American Community Survey. Fillmore County has 10.1 percent with income below poverty level and 4.3 percent of income below the 50 percent level. In Houston County, one out of every four children receive reduced cost lunches.

Grace Place has served more than 3,000 persons in the last nine years. Grace Place works to sustain families in a way that models order and stability for those experiencing brokenness and change. The organization focuses on providing family support in an environment focusing on trust and accountability, as lives are changed. 

The event includes a free breakfast and an inspirational hour with music, testimonials from families, a short keynote address from Carla Burton, the executive director, and a video presentation. This main focus is to educate guests about the Grace Place mission. Making a pledge is not required to attend but appreciated if guests are led to do so.

Space is limited. Reservations are required. For more information or to attend, call Ellen Hongerholt, 507-459-1989 or e-mail [Read the Rest]

Rushford moving forward with multiple projects

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The end of a long process in getting a motel in downtown Rushford is almost over. Following a public hearing and a recommendation from the Economic Development Authority (EDA), the city council has approved a $500,000 EDA revolving loan fund subsidy ..... 
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Senior nutrition programs celebrate 40 years!

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Across Minnesota, Senior Nutrition Programs - often referred to as “Senior Dining” and “Meals on Wheels” - are celebrating their 40th year of service in the state. In July of 1973, the Governor’s Citizen’s Action Council on Aging award ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a headstart on their college education

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Jenny Helgemoe, R-P H.S. Counselor Rushford-Peterson High School is providing juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head­start on their college education. For a number of years now, R-P High School has been offering dual credit courses. ..... 
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Rushford Lutheran raises awareness for affordable housing

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

On Saturday, October 12, at 6 p.m., construction will begin on a new city in Fillmore County. That’s right, Rushford Lutheran Church Youth are building a new city out of cardboard to raise awareness for affordable housing in our communities. Ever ..... 
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Robert P. ‘Rob’ Highum

Tue, Oct 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert P. ‘Rob’ Highum, 97, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Rob was born on June 27, 1916, in rural Rushford to George and Gertie (Vaagen) Highum. He was raised west of ..... 
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Olson’s monologue “I’ll Always Know Where You Are” will be published

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Angie Rodenburg Life has been a whirlwind adventure lately for Rushford-Peterson senior, Mariah Olson. In the last few weeks she has started her senior year, been voted homecoming queen, and found out that her ten-minute original monologue has b ..... 
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Rushford runs into MnDOT stumbling block

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The massive Highway 43 project slated for Rushford, Minn. in 2014 continues to create headaches for the city. Already dealing with having to give up the city’s main thoroughfare for the duration of the project, it now seems th ..... 
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Field days feature local landowners’ habitat enhancement projects

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Two field days to be held on October 12 and 26 in the Rushford/Houston area will provide landowners with information on the options for habitat enhancement, how to protect and restore rare features of southeast Minnesota’s landscape, the plan deve ..... 
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