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Buster Johnson wheels some of the food shelf inventory during the moving process. Behind him is Matt Kirkpatrick. At the side are Mary Grems and Benjamin Wessel. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Buster Johnson wheels some of the food shelf inventory during the moving process. Behind him is Matt Kirkpatrick. At the side are Mary Grems and Benjamin Wessel. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:28 AM

The Spring Valley Area Food Shelf has a new home.

  • Preston's veteran cemetery nearing completion

    As progress continues to be made at the state veterans cemetery, located on Highway 52 in Preston, many are wondering when it will be open and ready for the first veteran internments. Months ago, it was hoped the cemetery would open in the spring of this year, but for various reasons, it was postponed. However, the cemetery is nearing the final stretch of its construction.

  • Caleb Eide named honorary fireman

    Chatfield’s newest firefighter is brave, he’s tough and he’s got what it takes to face peril. Did we mention, he’s 7 years old and three and a half feet tall.

  • 50-year veteran of the SV Fire Department receives honor

    Spring Valley resident Nevin Stender was recently presented a House of Representatives resolution from State Rep. Greg Davids.

  • Friends of the Root River seeking more  volunteers to protect, enhance watershed

    A new volunteer group — Friends of the Root River — is looking to involve people from throughout the river’s large watershed area in aspects of its preservation, education and enhancement, according to Bill Sullivan of Pilot Mound Township, rural Chatfield, one of the planners with the group.

  • State Scenic Byway Commission visits with  representatives of Historic Bluff Country

    The State Scenic Byway Commission met with many residents of southeastern Minnesota in Lanesboro on Thursday, June 18, to discuss keeping Highway 16 as a national scenic byway.

  • Kingsland graduate now  seeking national office in FFA

    Kingsland graduate Valerie Earley has made her mark at the state level in FFA. Now she is aiming for a national role.

  • Mrs. B's in Lanesboro opens breakfast restaurant

    Last year, Mrs. B's Historic Inn found itself under the new ownership of Trish Capua and Matthew Vedder. After having settled into the bed and breakfast side of the business, they have embarked on a new phase of their business, a breakfast restaurant.

  • Cabin Coffee groundbreaking takes place

    “I definitely want to thank the city for its support, the EDA, Root River State Bank, Cabin Coffee, G-Cubed. We couldn’t be in better hands.  This is a big day for us, a dream coming true, a place to gather, more jobs. We’re very excited,” stated future Cabin Coffee Java Restaurant co-proprietor EB Allen. Allen shared those thoughts while sinking a shovel into the ground at the building site located at the intersection of Union Street and Highway 52 in Chatfield during a groundbreaking ceremony last Monday afternoon. She and business partner Alicia Hinckley were surrounded by those who know they’ll make a great team and an equally good cup of joe.   

  • Spring Valley Tribune, community newspapers sold to Spring Grove couple

    An agreement has been reached to transfer ownership of the parent company of the Spring Valley Tribune to a local couple, Paul and Heather Gray of Spring Grove.

  • Logan rides again

    Last year, the 23-year-old Spring Grove native rode a bicycle across the state of Wisconsin — traversing 247 miles while pedaling from Milwaukee to La Crosse. This summer, he's set himself a much bigger goal.

  • Friendship Wagon Train will once again travel through area

    The seasoned pioneers of the 2015 Friendship Wagon Train are preparing for their annual trek to promote awareness about Camp Winnebago, located just outside of Caledonia, and to raise funds to support camperships. 

  • Elder’s building wins Chatfield’s Heritage Preservation Award

    “It had much smaller windows and a dropped ceiling that hung down four feet.  It looked proportional, but when I tore the ceiling out, I put taller windows in to make it more proportional,” said Elder. His downtown Main Street building, located just south of The Chatfield News office and north of the former dental office on the corner of Main and Third, was chosen as the 2015 recipient of Chatfield’s Heritage Preservation Award. 

  • A small piece of Harmony  can be found at French Open

    SmartPack Automatic Trash Compactors, manufactured by Harmony Enterprises Inc., are being used at the French Open for the second year in a row. The French Open (also known as Roland Garros) is a major tennis tournament held at the Stade Roland Garros from May 19 through June 7, in Paris, France. 

  • Spring Grove School Board member  to run for Minnesota House in District 28B

    Thomas Trehus, Spring Grove School Board member and fifth generation Houston County resident, announced he will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B.

  • Personal story illustrates  decision-making, grace of  God to Kingsland seniors

    “I was about 14 years old, and we lived in the country.  My dad said I had to do my chores before I could drive that old Oldsmobile we had around the field on Sunday after church.  I was in my Sunday best.  My dad told me to burn the garbage…I kind of took some shortcuts,” said Valley Christian Center’s pastor, James Leonard, addressing the Kingsland High School Class of 2015 during the class’s baccalaureate service held last Wednesday, May 27, in the Kingsland High School gymnasium.

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