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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.

  • Poster commemorates Chatfield’s 2013-14 championship wrestling team

    “I called Joe shortly after the football poster was revealed because my mom said I should ask about a wrestling one,” said 2015 Chatfield graduate Jared Goldsmith. His call paid off as Chatfield artist Joe Chase recently completed the 2013-2014 Chatfield High School championship wrestling team poster that will soon be used to raise funds for the school’s wrestling program, just like the football poster Chase had drawn of the Chatfield High School state championship football team was made to support the football program.   

  • Bison bone fossil found near  Greenleafton is sign of area history

    Picture the Driftless Area of southeastern Minnesota in the days before Europeans settled here.

  • Houston County accepts lithograph of United States constitution

    “I'm here on behalf of the local veterans,” Gary Stephenson told Houston County commissioners last week.

  • Sisters excited to go  to Minnesota State Fair

    Megan Hopp and her younger sister, Sarah, did well at the Fillmore County Fair and now they are excited to take part in the Minnesota State Fair, which starts later this week.

  • Free Friday nights popular activity at SWIM Center

    The state of Minnesota has been focusing on creating good health for the children and adults of the state. One way to accomplish this goal is through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). The SHIP model focuses on “improving health by increasing opportunities for healthy choices.”

  • SMIF supports Preston business

    Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved funding from its Small Enterprise Loan Fund to The Driftless Fly Fishing Company, (Driftless) an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide service and supply store in Preston.

  • Local 4-H member’s ‘Best Shot’  taking her to Minnesota State Fair

    “I’ve always taken goats to the fair.  I did take chickens one year, but otherwise, the rest of the years, I’ve done goats,” said Wykoff Challenging Workers 4-Her Corson.

  • Knowing neighbors creates safer community

    Spring Grove may be a small community where everyone thinks they know all their neighbors, but new people move in and people move to different homes and neighbors change. National Night Out, which was held last Tuesday, Aug. 4, is an opportunity for neighbors to get together and visit with old and new friends.

  • Planned reopening of Mystery Cave passage will accommodate increase in cave visitors
    Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, located south of Wykoff, is bustling with activity as summer draws to a close. 
  • Chatfield photographer creates heavenly images

    “God paints a new picture for me every day,” said Chatfield amateur photographer Faircloth, who added, “Every picture I take, I thank Jesus.” 

  • Memorial vehicle to honor fallen  law enforcement officers at Cruise Night

    This vehicle puts a name to each Minnesota officer who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase, pleased to announce that the Thin Blue Line Memorial Vehicle, a car with the names of fallen Minnesota law enforcement officers on it, will appear at the Ag Days Cruise Night this Thursday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Spring Valley A & W Drive-In.      

  • Preston woman plays to competition
    With a love for the arts, writing and all aspects of theatrical production, it’s only natural that Ruth Furan of Preston would try her hand at writing plays. 
  • Fillmore Township balances  safety, history with new bridge

    It has been a long wait, but residents on Nature Road, near the village of Fillmore, will soon be enjoying a new bridge, as the Fillmore Township Board has worked to balance the need of new and the beauty of old.

  • Wet feet mean success at Root River Field Day

    Occasional wet feet were par for the course at the first ever Root River Field Day, hosted by Friends of the Root River (FORR) and held at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, July 25.

  • Lyme disease becoming  all-too common in area

    “I think some of the most important things for people to understand as far as Lyme disease is that so many people have it, and don't know it,” said Jean Happel, a Lyme disease sufferer. “There are no two people alike, and that's part of the problem.”

Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair kicks off this week in St. Paul. Will you be attending the fair?


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