The Spring Valley Area Food Shelf has a new home.
“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.”
It’s a matter of survival: all small towns need successful businesses. One of the most important hallmarks of those businesses that succeed is longevity.
“It’s nice and open up here,” observed Dennis, taking in the rays in his back yard on South Broadway, knowing that the home’s southern exposure and the 18 solar panels on the garage roof did their part to actually turn back his power meter if there was enough sunshine.
Tami Sheeder is lucky to be alive. After a vicious car accident over Memorial Day weekend, doctors thought that Sheeder would be lucky to survive, let alone walk on her own again. Six weeks later, she is back in her own home, able to stand on her own two feet, and has a better understanding of who she is, after such an ordeal.
In August, Civil War historian and author Nick Adams will be traveling to the Spring Valley, Harmony and Preston libraries, speaking about this monumental part of America's history. Included in his presentation is his own great-great-grandfather's role as a part of the Second Minnesota Regiment and Adams’ book compiling letters left from the war.
Growing up, most kids in the past learned to “avoid leaves of three” in the outdoors, to spare them the weeping skin rashes of poison ivy and similar plants.
On Thursday, July 9, members of the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department gathered for the promotion ceremony of deputy Don Kullot in the Fillmore County Courthouse in Preston. Kullot achieved the rank of sergeant after working the past few months undergoing the promotion process.
“The idea is to share the love of reading with other people, and since I’m not at the school anymore, I still want to promote reading, so I can do it at the end of my driveway,” said Spring Valley resident and former Kingsland Middle School secretary Paula Ruesink, who now has a little library posted at the end of her Hillcrest Drive driveway, offering up titles for young and seasoned readers.
For the past 25 years, Dacia’s on Main has been a staple in Harmony, known as much for the stylists’ great cuts and colors as their antics during the annual Harmony Fourth of July parade.
“Channel One has approved the Chatfield United Methodist Church (CUMC) as the host site for a food shelf. The Chatfield United Methodist Church board has agreed to be the fiscal agent in order to receive funds and the food necessary to run a food shelf,” stated CUMC’s pastor, the Rev. Debra Collum.
On Wednesday, June 29, two women, Lizzy Trickey and Haley Winkelman, from Oregon and their pet rat, Beefy, pedaled their way into Spring Valley, taking time to make a food run and explain their journey across the United States.
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.
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.