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Make your vote count


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Linda Hovland

of Rushford, Minn.

When I was on the facilities committee, Chuck told us that our school district could not financially support any more than $24,000,000.

The architect said, at the last informational meeting in Peterson, that the total cost of building the new school with interest would be $56,000,000.

I checked with the bank in town and had an amortization done on the $38,168,000 for 20 years at 4% and the interest came to $17,339,423. The $56,000,000 is a little over 4% interest.

Even with the state’s help, our 45% comes to $25,200,000. $1,200,000 more than our district can afford.

Your signs kept saying that we won’t be paying any more than $17,175,600 total. You’ve just lied to us.

At the last school board meeting, I went with concerns that we could have a real problem with our kids being hurt or killed by having the school on a corner. Have you researched it at all? You just blew it off.

One of the board members commented that there are eaves troughs coming from the gym roof right on to the lobby roof. Instead of being concerned, Ehler said that he had maintainance repairing the leak. Seriously? You’re not addressing it? Apparently it’s been that way for a long time.

I checked it out when we left and I was shocked. You just blew it off.

I also heard that this 55% from the government will not be taken away if we don’t build right now. The school makes it sound like it will be lost. If it’s a half truth, it’s a lie.

Has the school researched how the people from this school district will be impacted by this added tax and all the infrastructure work in this area?

Twice there has been a letter in the Fillmore County Journal saying that I had said in the paper that there was more teachers, school board members, and students in attendance than concerned citizens. Heidi Halvoron wrote that letter. I did not write it in the paper. You have the names of the people that were concerned citizens. Did you get permission from all of them to use their names? I don’t think so, since one of those people lives in Colorado now. He, another person on the committee,and I talked quite a bit about being flustered with the architect because he had his own ideas of what he wanted and wouldn’t even listen to us. Of course if I was getting 5% of $38+ million or 5% of $8+ m .....
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Letter about unsafe R-P facilities...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As many of you know, we had 2 sons in wheelchairs that attended Rushford-Peterson Schools. They loved being students at R-P. After the last vote on a new school, our son Michael told us of how very unsafe he felt at the high school, ..... 
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Fifty-five percent is assumed, not guaranteed.

Sun, Oct 19th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Brett Kues of Rushford, Minn. As we all know, a vote is coming soon to decide the fate of the ill-advised new school. There has been a lot of information, and disinformation, going around. One piece of disinformation I myself have written abo ..... 
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Auditions for “Snow White” slated in Rushford

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be held at 3:10 p.m. on Monday, October 13 at Rushford-Peterson High School theatre in Rushford. Seventy-three local young people ..... 
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Rushford council approves ordinance change allowing hunt

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Following a public hearing Monday, September 22, the Rushford council unanimously approved changes to two ordinances that could potentially pave the way for in-city deer hunting. The topic has been up for discussion for several years and during the ..... 
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Grace Place concert

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Enjoy the songs of John Denver and Peter, Paul and Mary at an upcoming concert in Rushford. Anything Goes Trio will be performing at a free will offering concert to be held at 2 p.m. on October 18, at the Rushford Lutheran Church. Upon his ret ..... 
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R-P Referendum Forum draws hundreds

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

More than 230 people packed the R-P gymnasium Monday, October 6 for the second of two public forums related to the proposed $38,165,000 school referendum. Presented in town meeting format, the district revamped some of the meeting procedure after th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson bond levy: an unnecessary financial risk

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

By Michael Machutt Rushford, Minn. We are being asked to commit to a minimum of $56,000,000 of debt ($38,000,000 in principal and $28,000,000 interest) in order to build a new K-12 facility. $56,000,000 is the minimum because there are still unf ..... 
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Name released for Level 3 predatory offender relocating to Rushford area

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford All

On October 8, 2014, there will be a Community Notification Meeting in the Gymnasium at the Rushford-Peterson High School in Rushford. Representatives from the Department of Corrections, Rushford Police Department, and the Fillmore County Sheriff’ ..... 
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