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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.

  • Harmony youth looking for one more state fair trip with rabbits
    After being part of the 4-H experience for the past 13 years, Megan Hendrickson is hoping for another trip to the Minnesota State Fair and a grand championship with her rabbit project. 
  • Good home sought for ‘Branding Iron cat’
    If you’ve visited the Branding Iron restaurant in Preston in the past few months, chances are you may have received a warm-hearted greeting. Yes, even above and beyond the friends you were meeting for a meal.
  • Monday’s (July 18) Rushford-Peterson School Board meeting began with comments from Pat Regan, a representative with Ready Bus Line Co. out of La Crescent. Regan addressed the bus transportation bids that the School Board would be voting on that evening.
  • Disabled dog is recipient of outpouring of support
    “I can’t thank people enough. People have been so wonderful. I guess everyone fell in love with Ginger. And this is going to make her life so much better.”

  • Chatfield ‘senior businessperson’ named grand marshal of Western Days parade
    “I’m the senior businessperson here in Chatfield…I’ve been here since 1969,” stated barber Lange, switching on the electric razor to buzz the fine hairs from his grandson’s neck as he finished his haircut on a Thursday afternoon.  “When I started, there were nine places to buy gas, four grocery stores, five implement dealers…I’m the senior businessperson.”  

  • Summer market sets up in downtown Spring Valley
    A Spring Valley Summer Market, featuring local growers and artisans, has started in downtown Spring Valley.

  • Big Springs church holds final service Sunday
    It will be a bittersweet day at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Big Springs this Sunday, June 26. Worship will be at 9 a.m. An hour is set aside for coffee and to look at displays on the church’s history, enjoy fellowship and refreshments, and reminisce both before and after the service. There will be special attendees and activities.

  • Rabbits in the flowers again,  beautifying park in community
    The Rabbits were poking around in the flowers at the park again.

  • Local woman, 95, still climbing  church staircase to play carillon
    Play it again, Laurel. 

    And that’s just what Laurel Norman has done – climbing the stairs again and again for nearly 30 years to play beloved hymns on the carillon at the Spring Valley Historical Society’s Methodist Church Museum.

  • United Fund donations support school projects
    The Spring Grove United Fund has provided donations toward two school projects. Each contribution totaled $500. 

  • Lanesboro hires new superintendent
    “I feel my family and I have been so blessed to be moving to Lanesboro. This feels like the perfect place where our kids can grow up and get a well-balanced education. This is the most beautiful part of the state. I really do love bluff country.”

  • Students break the rules at Kingsland

    One lesson youth learn at a very young age is not to mark on the walls, but that’s not the case at Kingsland where students — at least those in the art classes of Linda Wangsness — are allowed, even encouraged, to draw on the walls — and ceilings — throughout the school.

  • Norwegians and wannabes are invited to Peterson next weekend
    The 35th annual Gammel Dag Festival is a midsummer Scandinavian celebration in Peterson. It’s a one-day event to celebrate the longest day of the year, and it’s on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to midnight.

  • Barnyard animals make  home at Chatfield nursery
    Hillside Nursery is raising more than just plants as The Little Farm, a collection of barnyard animals enchants the grandchildren of the owners as well as visitors to the Chatfield business.

  • Popular pastor takes on new adventure
    After 22 years, the Fillmore Free Methodist Church will be saying goodbye to their beloved pastor, the Rev. Mike Hopper, on June 12 as he moves to his new position as the Free Methodist North Central Conference superintendent.
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