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  • Carlson signs with University of Michigan
    Last Thursday, April 20, Rushford-Peterson senior Noah Carlson set another record at R-P when he signed with the University of Michigan to compete 
  • Longtime hygienist  leaving dental chair
    After seeing generations of patients cycle through her dental chair, Janell Kraut is retiring today, April 26, from 39 years of serving as a dental hygienist at Spring Valley Dental in Spring Valley.
  • Emerging Artist ready to share  photographs during studio art tour
    “It’s real cool to be recognized alongside of so many very creative people who have received this honor. I’ve only been doing this as a semi pro photographer for less than a year. So to be selected as this year’s emerging artist by the tour is quite an honor,” said Tyler Anderson. 
  • Rasmussen and Stensgard continue  to lead in golf; girls garner first win
    Both Lukas Rasmussen and Hayden Stensgard continued their strong season for the Rushford-Peterson boys golf team, despite suffering a loss on April 21 to Fillmore Central.
  • Cougar girls take tourney title following tough loss
    The Mabel-Canton softball team opened the season with a tough test on Tuesday, April 18, with a home doubleheader against the Randolph Rockets, who came into the game at No. 8 in the state softball rankings. The Cougars battled hard but lost the first game 11-9 in eight innings and then dropped the nightcap 8-3.  
  • Gals win two on the road to take sole possession of first place
    The Chatfield softball team hit the road last week and picked up two key victories over GMLOK (5-4) and Caledonia/Spring Grove (14-4, 6 innings). With the two wins the Lady Gophers remained undefeated at 7-0, and are now in sole possession of first place in the Three Rivers Conference-West division. The GMLOK Bulldogs are now in second place at 5-1.
  • Muriel Britt
    Muriel D. Britt, 85, of Rushford died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, Wis. 
  • Mary Ann Halverson, 59, of Caledonia
    Mary Ann (Hauser) Halverson, 59, of Caledonia, died peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Mayo Health System in La Crosse, Wis., after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
  • Ruth Zafft, 85, of Canton
    Ruth J. Zafft, 85, of Canton, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.
  • Need to cull file seems to be never-ending job
    Sometimes, the only thing to do is just clean it out. Whether it is a cabinet in the kitchen or bathroom, or a file in the desk drawer, sanity requires getting it sorted, rearranged, or (gasp!) tossed out. Lately I’ve been making progress in that direction, by cleaning out the pantry, rearranging my closets and drawers, and sending bags of what was formerly “good stuff” to the thrift stores. 
  • I’m not a groupie, but I’m surely a fan
    I was recently sitting in a coffee house, listening to some great music with friends, when it suddenly occurred to me that I might be becoming a “groupie.” I even asked a friend sitting near me if we were groupies or just devoted fans. She laughed and told me to look up the definition of a “groupie.”
  • ‘I Can!’ programs teach outdoor skills
    Maybe your daughter or son has been begging you to go camping – in a tent. Maybe you know little – OK, absolutely nothing if you’re brutally honest – about tent camping. You might be willing to try it and would love to spend outdoors time with your kid or kids. But still the fear of a total disaster keeps you at home, or in a best-case scenario, taking lots of day trips.
Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. Do you feel optimistic about the future of the earth?


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