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Kingsland spirit shines bright
The boys of fall, fifth and sixth grade football players, sported their jerseys Friday as well. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:57 AM
“This has been a big thing for me for the last week now; I think this is the second hardest thing I’ve ever had to do as mayor because they (the applicant) are a relation (to a city staff member).   How is the rest of the town going to feel about it?  I’d like to have more figures and have someone from People’s Service come in to explain their side of it, too,” expressed Spring Valley Mayor Jim Struzyk during the Spring Valley City Council special meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, at noon. 
  • Knight in Shining Armor  chosen for September

    Polly Lentz of rural Spring Valley has been named the September Knight in Shining Armor by the Kingsland Parent Advisory Group.

     
  • A Chatfield home and Wykoff farm will be just two stops on the National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots renewable energy event, slated for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour is being hosted in partnership with Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) and American Solar Energy Society (ASES).

     
  • “It’s a real honor to be here tonight,” said Tom Healy, addressing a gathering during the 2014 Kingsland Wall of Honor celebration held Friday, Sept. 26, in the Kingsland Café.

     
  • “This has been a big thing for me for the last week now; I think this is the second hardest thing I’ve ever had to do as mayor because they (the applicant) are a relation (to a city staff member).   How is the rest of the town going to feel about it?  I’d like to have more figures and have someone from People’s Service come in to explain their side of it, too,” expressed Spring Valley Mayor Jim Struzyk during the Spring Valley City Council special meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, at noon.   
  • The Spring Valley City Council reviewed the preliminary 2015 levy for the final time during its Sept. 22 meeting.

     
  • Same place, new faces: Springer and Gumbel move to former Baudler building

    “You don’t have to figure out where the attorney is, it’s where it’s always been,” Jennifer Gumbel quipped.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Spring Valley Kiwanis celebrates 75 years of service

    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. 

     
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