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  • Traffic causes bus safety concerns
    Now that the school year has begun, there is more traffic on weekday mornings and afternoons as buses, parents dropping off kids, and students cross the streets. Due to this extra traffic, additional safety precautions have to be taken to avoid accidents.  
  • New inductees to the student art gallery

    Spring Grove Public School has many artists within its walls and their talent is showcased in artwork that is displayed throughout the school, including the student art gallery that displays the most outstanding pieces.

  • SV food shelf is seeking volunteers  to help with upcoming move

    The Spring Valley Area Food Shelf is moving to a new home and the board is asking for the community’s help. 

  • State-ranked Cougars continue 14-game winning streak

    Mabel-Canton was ranked sixth in the state last week, as the Cougars hosted Southeast Conference (SEC) opponents Spring Grove Lions and Grand Meadow Super Larks.

  • Gophers get football win over neighboring Kingsland

    It didn’t take long for the Chatfield Gophers to score against neighboring Kingsland, 1:44, as they went on to a 48-0 win over the Knights. 

  • Several runners get personal bests at Byron meet

    “Byron was a really good meet for us as a team,” said coach Mollie McMahon.  “Nearly everyone’s time was faster than last week and several times were all-time personal records for the athletes. A few notable ones were Andrea Mettler (17:59), Audrey Farlinger (21:50) and James Hayes-Hall (25:50).”

  • Lydia "Bonnie" M. McManimon, 86
    Lydia "Bonnie" M. McManimon, 86, of Rushford, died peacefully with family by her side at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. 
  • Darold ‘Buck’ D. Ranzenberger, 78, of Dorchester

    Darold “Buck” D. Ranzenberger, 78, of Dorchester, died peacefully from complications of pneumonia, surrounded by his family, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital, Waukon.

  • Marie Holmen, 95, of Lanesboro

    Marie Holmen, 95, of rural Lanesboro, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, 2014, at Gundersen Harmony Care Center. 

  • It’s always interesting which columns generate conversation, at least conversation that makes it back to my ears. The feedback from last week’s column on the responsibility of the press was surprising.

  • Fall is definitely in the air this week and someone reminded me the important thing about that is it reminds us “you know what” will be here soon. It seems a good time to plan ahead for a productive winter, not waiting until we are wondering what to do next.

  • I’ve been in frequent conversations with our Minnesota Newspaper Association attorney over the past few months. He’s a nice guy and I always enjoy talking to him, but the multiple conversations aren’t social calls; they have been necessary due to the passion of our contributors to our opinion page.

  • “We decided to have a kids’ event so that there is a way for every family member to participate. The bus will take the run/hike participants out to the Ninebark Trailhead — after gathering at Groen Park in Chatfield at 9 a.m. — and the kids’ run will start soon after that, around 9:15,” explained Bluff Country Hiking Club (BCHC) member Jenny Bradt.

  • A meeting will be held at Good Earth Village outside of Spring Valley Wednesday, Sept. 24, on how area communities can prepare and respond to the potential impact of Destination Medical Center.

  • The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation is holding a beer and brat gathering for alumni of Spring Valley, Wykoff and Kingsland schools.

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