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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.

  • Scholar Club speaker urges Fillmore  Central students to aim for success

    Class advisors of the sophomore, junior and senior class rewarded the members of Fillmore Central's Scholar Club for their excellent work and academic achievements during a special program held on Friday, Nov. 20.

  • Student council’s food drive earns  top honors for seventh year in a row

    Spring Grove’s student council takes the trophy for the seventh year in a row for the Channel One Regional Food Bank’s student food drive. 

  • Tae kwon do students kick for Caleb Eide this year

    Shawn Yennie’s students were in for a few surprises during their annual “Kickin’ for Cancer” cancer research fundraiser, which this year benefited Caleb Eide, a 7-year-old Chatfield boy diagnosed two years ago with leukemia.

  • Spring Grove man takes his place as State Veterans Cemetery supervisor

    The State Veterans Cemetery in Preston opened for burials on Veterans Day, just last week. A few days prior to that momentous occasion, the role of supervisor for the cemetery was officially filled by Rob Gross of Spring Grove.

  • Area fourth grader ‘does’ Washington, D.C.

    If you were a 10-year old and had an aunt who said she would take you on a trip anywhere you wanted in the United States, where would you want to go? I’m sure the vast majority of fourth graders would reply, “Disney World,” or some other type of amusement park.

  • Spring Grove woman helps others  while a Christmas wish comes true

    “Every human life is priceless; we must never exploit another for our own profit.” This philosophy is the basis of the program that began as partnership housing in 1976 and has grown into the well-known program, Habitat for Humanity International. 

  • Mabel speaker encourages thankful expressions  for veterans’ devotion to nation, community

    Members of the Mabel community joined the students at Mabel-Canton last Wednesday, Nov. 11, for a special program honoring the veterans in the community. The high school choir, elementary band and high school band performed during the ceremony. Officers of the student council, Mitchell Lee and Courtney Graves, read “The Gettysburg Address” and Emma Wathier and Debra Hershberger read “It is the Soldier.”

  • Work continues to revive Spring Valley Ponds

    “It’s starting to look like the way John (Bondhus) had it,” Zach Lind said of the Spring Valley Ponds, which he and partners Matt and Rodney Graber purchased in August. 

  • Lanesboro resident receives connection from the past

    Archeology reveals connections in history. Most often one hears of some big important discovery someplace else, but a lot of times, it's the little things that matter the most. Lanesboro resident Darrell Sickle found this out when another Lanesboro man, Jeff Johnson, dug up a piece of Sickle's family history.

  • Veteran remembers experiences  in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago

    Chatfield farmer Dale Rodgers went from inspecting parts for space shuttles at Honeywell in the Twin Cities to a place referred to as “Bomb City, USA” in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago.

  • Spring Valley business featured  at senator’s Washington, D.C., event

    A Spring Valley business recently gained some exposure in Washington, D.C.

  • BP terminal in Spring Valley changing ownership in 2016

    The BP terminal east of Spring Valley will change ownership early next year as the result of a recent joint venture agreement between two national companies.

  • Family discovers Norwegian grandmother, dedicates porch in her honor

    Families’ pasts are full of stories, known and unknown to descendants; stories and information that are waiting to be uncovered, but one needs the right tools in order to learn the details. There are many different kinds of tools to be used to discover one’s history – information from old newspapers, names and dates written in a family Bible, records from a historical society, and a more recent method – DNA genealogy.

  • Union Prairie Lutheran caps 150 anniversary year with special service, meal this Sunday

    The congregation, family and friends of Union Prairie Lutheran Church of rural Lanesboro will hold a final event commemorating the church’s 150th anniversary this weekend. A special service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, a change from the normal worship time of 9 a.m. Bishop Steven Delzer of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod will attend and assist the Rev. Paul Thompson with the service. Those on hand will then share a meal, bringing a salad if they wish. Commemorative plates, Christmas ornaments and directories will continue to be available for purchase. Organizers invite everyone to “fill the church.”

  • Eagle Scout project leads  to landscaping at care center

    “Project Picnic,” which was in the planning stages for three months, came together on MEA weekend for Logan Johnson, who earned the honor of Eagle Scout for his landscaping at the Chosen Valley Care Center (CVCC).

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