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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.

  • 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.
  • Stocker farm receives century farm status
    A farm staying in one family for 100 years is quite an accomplishment. The Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota State Fair have selected the Eric and Rebecca Stocker farm as a Century Farm Award winner. 

  • Harmony Area Historical Society holds dedication of new display honoring fallen soldiers
    On June 11, 1969, Army Sgt. David George Michel, son of George and Delores Michel of Harmony, was killed in action in Vietnam when he threw himself on a grenade, giving up his own life to save the lives of two of his Army comrades. 

  • List of Kingsland facilities options grows
    So many options and so many different ways to reconfigure education. That’s what the Kingsland facilities subcommittee dealt with last Wednesday evening, May 25, as it reconvened with Knutson Construction architect Paul Youngquist.

  • Folks can garden in Harmony
    Folks can live in Harmony. Folks can shop, dine and be entertained in Harmony. Many folks work in Harmony and lots of kids go to school in Harmony. People go to church in Harmony and little kids and big kids play in Harmony. You can even see a movie or go roller skating in Harmony at the only movie theater and only roller rink in Fillmore County.

  • New manager a familiar face at pool
    “I have worked at the pool for a number of years, and I enjoy my co-workers and the patrons who come to swim each summer, so becoming the manager was a natural next step for me,” said Chatfield native and new municipal pool manager Hurley, who’s pleased to be able to serve her community through her new role.  

  • Lanesboro man recalls CCC as start of long, productive life
    The hard work and disciplined structure of the Civilian Conservation Corps – more easily remembered as the CCC – “made a lot of good men,” according to Robert “Bob” Olson of Lanesboro.


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