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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.

  • Chatfield students taking fun steps to literacy
    One hundred steps to literacy:  Begin with hungry hippos and family feuds.

  • Opportunity brings SV native back to Security State Bank
    Spring Valley native Kim Brown is back to the familiar turf of Security State Bank as she takes over for the recently retired Bill Rohe as the bank’s branch manager and vice president.

  • R-P looks to raise $7,300 for ‘Seniors Give Back’ cancer research fundraisier
    Since 2011, Seniors Give Back has raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of cancer research through the American Cancer Society. In 2015, Rushford-Peterson High School seniors, along with the community, raised $7,200, which was nearly $500 more than their goal. Erin Thompson, one of the coordinators of Seniors Give Back, hopes to see the community raise $100 more than last year. “It’s a big goal,” said Thompson. “We keep saying (each year), ‘I don’t know if we’re going to get there.”

  • Idaho, London and Vancouver locate the win for Spring Grove Geography Bee champ
    On Friday afternoon, students gathered at Spring Grove Public School to test their geographical knowledge during the first round of the 28th annual National Geographic Bee. Thousands of schools throughout the United States, including the five U.S. territories, are participating in this 2016 bee. The winner of each school contest will then take a test and, up to 100 of the top scorers will then be eligible to compete in their state’s bee. The winner of the state bee will win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the national championship rounds.

  • News Leader, co-owner win awards  in Minnesota Better Newspaper Contest

    The Fillmore County News Leader and Bluff Country Newspaper Group co-owner David Phillips were recognized last week for excellence during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s (MNA) annual convention. 

  • Spring Valley wines are stars at Sundance

    Four Daughters’ wines made such a reel-y good impression at the Sundance Film Festival last year that the Big Boy, Chad’s Folly, Moscato and Marquette were made the stars this year.  

  • Seventh grade students dominate district spelling bee

    For more than 90 years, there has been a national spelling bee in the United States. The national spelling bee is “administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company. Its purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives,” explains the Bee’s website, www.spellingbee.com.

  • National American Legion commander to  visit Preston as part of veteran cemetery tour

    Members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, are invited for a special event at noon on Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Makeover of Potter Auditorium underway
    “There were steps down, and a ramp, but now it’s flat,” said F. Mike Tuohy, of the Chatfield Center for the Arts’ (CCA) advisory committee, standing where there used to be a ramp and a short flight of steps leading from the 1916 school building to the 1936 Potter Auditorium, pointing out that if one wishes to enter the auditorium from that direction, it’s presently a four-foot drop through a very shortened doorway.  

  • Fillmore County welcomes new officer back home

    Joining the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department is like coming home for new officer Nathan Olson, who began patrolling the streets of Spring Valley on Nov. 20.

  • Preston's B & B Olympic Bowl has been beloved business since 1957

    Preston lost a vital part of its community, a part of the town's fabric, when the B & B Olympic Bowl went up in flames on New Year's Day. 

  • Committee works to refine vision  for Wykoff Veterans Memorial

    To kick off 2016, the Wykoff Veterans Memorial Committee began to look beyond pavers as the members focused on nailing down the details of the memorial during their Jan. 12 meeting.

  • Discussion for Peterson school’s future

    Several Peterson citizens attended the Monday night school repurposing meeting in Peterson. This was the third meeting conducted by Senior Architect David Kane with Widseth Smith Nolting in Rochester, for the city of Peterson and the Rushford Peterson School Board.

  • Update: Fire at Amish home on Monday  claims two lives, injures three others

    Three fire departments joined forces on Monday to battle a fire at a rural Canton home, which ultimately claimed the lives of two and injured three others. Canton, Harmony and Mabel fire departments spent over 14 hours, on a frigid winter day, fighting a fire on the Yost J. Hershberger farm, about a mile north of Canton on County Road 21.

  • Former Spring Valley resident attends State of the Union Address

    Recently, Rep. Tim Walz announced that he had invited Spring Valley High School graduate Jonathon Zierdt to be his guest of honor at the 2016 State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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