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Community members, including chamber of commerce members, school board members, business owners and city staff, came together on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to discuss ideas for the future of the Spring Valley area. PAULA VAGTS/ SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Community members, including chamber of commerce members, school board members, business owners and city staff, came together on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to discuss ideas for the future of the Spring Valley area. PAULA VAGTS/ SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:01 AM

“This is an opportunity to be exploring what we have and consider our wants and needs,” Lee Himle said as he welcomed guests to the Sept. 17 Spring Valley community growth meeting. 

  • The leaves are changing and the temps are falling.

     
  • SV Chamber to hold fifth annual business expo

    The Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its fifth annual business expo Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kingsland High School with booths set up in the Kingsland Café and gym.

     
  • The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club celebrated 75 years of service to the community and children of the world during an annual charter dinner meeting Wednesday at the Root River Country Club.

     
  • Greater Than Minnesota program to strengthen  childcare options in Fillmore, Houston counties

    Tuesday, Sept. 16, saw a number of childcare providers, educational staff and others concerned about the subject of childcare gathering at the F&M Community Bank in Preston for a town hall meeting for Greater Than Minnesota. Participants came from both Fillmore and Houston counties to hear from First Children's Finance regional director Heidi Hagel Braid.

     
  • The Greenleafton wastewater treatment system is now ready to be built, thanks to a royal flush of motions passed by the Fillmore County board of commissioners during the Sept. 23 meeting.    

     
  • New Relay for Life chairmen excited to kick off event planning

    “My first Relay I participated in was the 2009 Relay (For Life) in Decorah with my husband’s family because my mother-in-law was just diagnosed with esophageal cancer,” explained Kirchner. “We didn’t walk any years after, and last winter, Deb and I were talking at the gym and she mentioned that she had been asked if she would like to help organize the walk here in Chatfield. She asked if we would help, and of course we — my husband and I — said yes.”

     
  • Ed’s Museum a Wykoff legacy

    a quarter century later, there’s a party to be held because of Edwin Krueger, his stuff and the store he left it in when he died in 1989 at 91 – an anniversary, or a birthday, whatever you want to call it —  because the town had to figure out what, exactly, should be done to preserve that which was Ed, the “consummate collector and record keeper,” as Carolyn Baker Meyer, president of the Wykoff Area Historical Society (WAHS) fondly calls the late grocer whose string, notes, grocery orders, Jell-O, lost teeth and other miscellany is the primary reason WAHS is marking its 25th anniversary during Fall Fest, Sept. 26 through Sept. 28.

     
  • National education leader humbled to receive Wall of Honor recognition

    Thomas C. Healy was surprised and excited to receive a phone call recently from Kingsland Superintendent John McDonald informing him he’d been chosen for recognition for the 2014 Wall of Honor. 

     
  • Spring Valley’s library board compared estimates for replacement carpet for the library’s children’s section and behind the checkout desk during its Thursday, Sept. 18 meeting, discussing at length what the benefits of being able to easily replace a worn or soiled carpet tile or having roll carpet that wears continuously the same. 

     
  • The 2014-2015 school year is off to a great start, according to Kingsland’s principals, Jim Hecimovich at the high school and Chris Priebe at the elementary and middle schools, who had news of good things happening in the district to bring forward during the Sept. 15 school board meeting.

     
  • “What’s the point of this committee?” inquired Spring Valley resident and former teacher Stu Gross, a participant of the Kingsland community facility committee that was formed earlier this summer to address and prioritize the district’s facility needs as the community, staff and administration compiled a list of deferred maintenance items for both the building in Spring Valley and the school in Wykoff. 

     
  • Let your school spirit show during the annual Kingsland Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 26; lineup starts at 3:30 p.m. with the parade beginning at 4 p.m.

     
  • The public will not only get a chance to meet the candidates in the only contested races for Fillmore County offices, they will also have an opportunity to help frame the debate by submitting questions for the Meet the Candidates Public Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

     
  • Community meeting focuses on  area’s assets, looks to the future

    “This is an opportunity to be exploring what we have and consider our wants and needs,” Lee Himle said as he welcomed guests to the Sept. 17 Spring Valley community growth meeting. 

     
  • In a society governed by many rules and regulations, one of the most important things to learn and become familiar with is a person's safety. In a nation with an advanced health care field, a person's health should also be a priority. Yet, many people may not necessarily know what to do or eat in many situations.

     
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