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Kingsland approves interim athletic director


Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room.

Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion - trap team donation of $100, IBM - robotics donation of $2,000, and Pheasants Forever - trap team donation of $750.

Some members of the girls basketball team approached the school board with a petition supporting Jay Webster for the position of head girls basketball coach.

Spokespersons from the Kingsland FFA reported that members attended the Ag Literacy event in Rochester, Minn. on May 7, 2014. Eleven area schools participated.

Representatives for the 10th grade American History class invited the board to their Decades Day at the Community Center in Spring Valley on Thursday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will be showcasing different decades from the 1900’s and 2000’s and be portraying famous Americans throughout the day.

Jennifer Campbell reported on the activities of the elementary PBIS program to support positive behavior including a door decorating contest, raising almost $600 for Kiwanis by with a food drive, had Olympics Week complete with medals and had a contest to name the newest mascot “Mighty” Knight.

Finance/Facilities Committee met on May 5, 2014 and discussed potential booster club involvement with the electronic message sign with booster club members.

Scott and John have been investigating a security system that will require anyone who enters the building to swipe their drivers license. They are looking at adding this system to the FY16 budget.

The carpet on the walls in the middle school music room need to be deep cleaned for improved air quality. Schoolfinance.com budgeting program was discussed which John and Todd feel would be best for the district. Reviewed capital outlay updates.

Curriculum/Personnel Committee met on May 12, 2014. The group discussed resignations, recommendations for hires, job descriptions are being written for several positions. Several staff evaluations have taken place. World’s Best Workforce education committee meeting was held on May 14 with several community members, staff, and administration attending.

Policy & PR Committee met April 28, 2014. Priebe attended the meeting and discussed changes in the middle sc .....
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Rushford Village Mayor Schwanke resigns; city recaps plans moving forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

To the surprise of many, Rushford Village Mayor Dale Schwanke resigned his post as mayor, effective June 3, following a decision to relocate to northern Wisconsin. Until that date, Schwanke and the council are reviewing current goals and plans. “W ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

The menu is set. The cooks are ready to go. The wine and beer sommeliers have picked the beverages. ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away, and we’re ready for our guests. This annual experience of taste promises to be an evening of incredible fla ..... 
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RASA summer theater production auditions upcoming

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

Rushford Area Society of the Arts will be holding auditions for this summer’s community theater production of ‘The Butler Did It”, on Thursday evening, May 15, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m. in the Rushford Peterson High School Theat ..... 
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Homeowners see reduction in school taxes

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Commentary

Homeowners of the Rushford-Peterson School District should find a pleasant surprise when they open their 2014 Property Tax Statements. They will see a reduction in school taxes due to equalization enacted by the legislature last year. A homeowner wit ..... 
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R-P runs into insurance snag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

At the Monday, April 21 Rushford Peterson school board meeting, the district acknowledged a snag with bids for insurance coverage. Board member Taylor Peterson sought clarification, as did local insurance agent Butch Johnson, who was present and addr ..... 
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Rushford Village may see road petition

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

April 1, the Rushford Village Council unanimously passed a 10-year plan for maintenance of several currently paved roadways following a carefully engineered survey of all of the city’s gravel, asphalt, and concrete roads. The council had previously ..... 
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Rushford Village takes detachment/annexation issue off the table

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Rushford Village residents of County Line Road and Laura Lane turned up in force again at the April 1 Village council meeting. Over just shy of two hours, a public hearing over a proposed 10-year pavement management plan encompassed topics including ..... 
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City of Rushford Village - Mayoral Proclamation In Observance of National Donate Life Month

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Health & Wellness

Whereas April is considered National Donate Life Month; and Whereas Organ, eye and tissue donation is a gift which extends hope and healing to those in need; and Whereas Nearly 115,000 Americans and approximately 3,000 people in Minnesota are waiti ..... 
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