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.
“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.”
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.
“You don’t have to figure out where the attorney is, it’s where it’s always been,” Jennifer Gumbel quipped.
Every person reaches a point where he or she has to get rid of something, be it old clothes or old, worn-out furniture. Many times these items are given away, thrown away, abandoned or destroyed. Still, there are folks out there looking for exactly what someone may be wanting to get rid of and are willing to refurbish it.
“Hopefully, I can turn this into something more than it is now,” said Chatfield’s newest flower arranger.
It was No. 5 state-ranked Chatfield hosting No. 2 Caledonia, with the Warriors coming out on top, 30-25 as the lead went back and forth Friday night at Chatfield.
Last Friday, the Mabel-Canton Cougars spoiled LeRoy-Ostrander's homecoming with an impressive 47-24 gridiron performance. An equally impressive number of Cougar fans made the trip on a windy, warm night, where they found the stands filled with red-clad Cardinal fans.
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.
Kay Ellen Sherwood, 56, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a short battle with stage four, small cell lung cancer.
Carolyn Tienter, age 85, of Preston, died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Marcia Udenberg, 53, of Stewartville, died peacefully at Rochester Methodist Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness with ovarian cancer.
Once again, many of our athletic teams are having outstanding years. Although it is too early to determine if any of them will make a run to the state tournament, several programs are creating a lot of excitement in the communities throughout our area.
Minnesota drivers face a one-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report by State Farm.
Minnesota routinely leads the nation in voter turnout for elections. That has given the state an image of an engaged, politically aware population.
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.
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things one can do to improve health. It can lower one’s risk for many health problems that may come with getting older.
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.