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Rushford Village meets public works candidates


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government



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 intervals, beginning at 8 p.m., and were able to meet Village representatives and discuss workload responsibilities and job expectations.

The council also noted that it likely shouldn’t have released the names of the candidates prior to formally offering them the positions, as doing so caused some minor issues for some of the candidates. However, mayor Gordon Johnson noted that city attorney Manion had approved doing so. All five candidates attended the pre-interview.

Public works/maintenance director Bob Thieret, who is retiring his full-time position in January 2015, will stay on part-time with the city for one year so that the city can maintain required Class SD wastewater and Class D water licensure. The chosen applicant will need to work under Thieret’s direction for one year prior to being eligible to take related tests.

The council and Thieret detailed basics of required workload with the applicants and fielded several questions. It was noted that the workload can vary greatly due to weather and specific projects. Pay and benefits will be offered based upon qualifications, education, and experience. Chosen candidates will be required to seek out wastewater and water licensure, at the appropriate time, as well as a commercial driver’s license.

Mayor Johnson, councilor Chad Rasmussen, and city clerk Kristina Mart will conduct private interviews with all applicants. Thieret will be present at the interviews to answer questions related to the job. Interviews will be conducted November 24-26. A interview committee recommendation is expected to be presented to the council at the Tuesday, December 1 meeting.

“We hoped an open discussion would let you see who we are,” noted mayor Johnson. “There a lot of stuff and there will be responsibilities we have not identified here. I think it’s important that you see who we are and become familiar with us.”

In other news, the city has approved payment of $75,811.27 for work related to road maintenance. At the October 7 meeting, the council decided to hold payment until a determination could be made over unauthorized dumping of sealcoating materials on County Line Drive.

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Rushford-Peterson Schools new school information

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village 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 Village 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 Village 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 Village 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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Rushford Village discusses flood mitigation

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In a meeting pushed back by elections, the Tuesday, November 4 Village council meeting was brief, containing agenda items from the previous meeting, October 21, in which there was no quorum. This meeting, too, narrowly had quorum, with councilor Ham ..... 
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Rushford preps for housing study, levee work

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford council has approved the solicitation requests for proposals related for updating the current and projected housing demand for the city and surrounding area. The last study, done in 2008, does not adequately highlight the needs of workf ..... 
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Local veteran takes historic tour

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Features

For Rushford’s Mike Hammell, a recent veteran’s tour provided both the trip of a lifetime and cause for further reflection. “This is something I’ve wanted to do,” he notes. “It was my first time back since 1969.” Having served wi ..... 
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Al Gathje joins Merchants Bank as a business banker

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Business Announcements

RUSHFORD, Minn. – Al Gathje has joined Merchants Bank in Rushford as a Business and Ag Banker. He will help people in the Rushford and Lanesboro area with business and agriculture loans. “We are excited to have Al on our team at Merchants,” ..... 
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