“We have one Army man from the Korean War who is listed as KIA-BNR, or ‘killed in action, body not recovered’,” said Tom French, a veteran of the United States Navy from 1964 to 1991.
The Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove continues to expand and improve. Most recently, and noticeably, the Heritage Center has been working on the exterior of the building and property. This summer they have created a special, picturesque garden including a water feature, decorative custom-created iron panels, a walkway and a soon-to-be-completed garden gate entrance.
The Spring Valley Area Food Shelf is moving to a new home and the board is asking for the community’s help.
In November of 2011, Bridgette Kampa started a new restaurant in downtown Rushford, Lynndyn Bridge. On September 21, that three years dream will end as Lynndyn Bridge prepares to close their doors for good.
Placing small cameras on police officers is a fast-growing trend in policing. The cameras can play an important role in improving evidence collection, as well as interaction between law enforcement and the public.
“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).”
Ranked No. 1 in state 9-man football, defending state champion Grand Meadow eked out a 20-18 home win over fourth-ranked Spring Grove last Friday.
Pine Creek Golf Course was the site of last Thursday's La Crescent Invitational cross-country meet. Also known as the Crazy Buffalo Invite, the event drew athletes from 10 girls programs and 11 boys teams. Temperatures were in the low 80s, with a light southwest breeze.
Ora Marie Halvorson, 83, of Ashton, Ill., died Sept. 1, 2014, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center.
Maxine Morse, 80, formerly of Wykoff, died Aug. 29, 2014.
Robert Francis Hughes, 86, of Chatfield, Minn., died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he was a resident for five months.
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.