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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.

  • 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.

  • Shooting sports programs get a boost
    Youngsters in Houston County 4-H Shooting Sports and the Spring Grove Clay Target League recently received a helping hand. 

  • Ownership of Old Barn Resort staying in family
    “People have expressed relief when they learned that Travis and I and our families have purchased the Old Barn Resort from my parents and that we plan to continue the long tradition this family resort has established,” said Eric Brenna last week. 

  • Chatfield resident featured speaker at Strides for Stroke Saturday in Rochester
    “I was notified May 3 by the Minnesota Stroke Association.  This was totally unexpected.  I just cried because I don’t think I’ve done or do anything or made a difference,” said rural Chatfield resident Nigon, who was chosen to be a speaker at the Rochester Strides for Stroke fundraising and awareness walk this Saturday, May 21.

  • Grand marshals chosen for Syttende Mai

    As a lead-in to the community’s special Syttende Mai supplement, inserted in this week’s Spring Grove Herald, 2016 Grand Parade Marshals David and Rachel Storlie were asked what they enjoy most about the celebration.

  • After 28 years, six superintendents,  school administrative assistant retiring
    Over the course of LuAnn Hare’s career with Chatfield Public Schools, which started in July 1988, she’s worked for six superintendents, three high school principals and seven elementary school principals.  

  • Off the beaten path: local man's collection featured on television show
    Rural Spring Valley resident Marv Grabau's unique collections, which are prominently displayed on his fourth generation farm, are to be featured on the popular KSMQ television program, “Off 90.”

  • Purple Heart recipients honored during this year’s military ball
    Recipients of the Purple Heart were recognized at the 12th Annual Military Ball, hosted by friends of the American Legion, on Saturday, April 23, at the Fest Building in Spring Grove. The attendance of 200 encompassed residents from a wide range of the tri-state area.

  • Harmony business finds new purpose while repurposing gently used items
     The “essence of Harmony” will likely shine through as Essence of Harmony on Main Street reopens its doors later this month.
  • Local Rube Goldberg machine  wins award at national competition
    Nora Gathje’s students got an award for opening an umbrella with a process that is overly complicated, which is exactly what they were trying to do.

  • Loose bear shot in Chatfield
    An adult, male black bear estimated to weigh more than 200 lbs. was killed Sunday evening in the city of Chatfield because the loose animal was presenting a threat to local residents.

  • Second grade teacher retiring  after 39 years with local district

    “I can’t remember why I chose to become a teacher, but I remember that it felt like the right decision, and fighter pilot school was full.  I had considered becoming an occupational therapist,” recounted retiring Kingsland second grade teacher Claudia Koerner, sharing how she started her career 39 years ago.

  • Planning stages for Rushford Veteran’s Memorial wrapping up
    Plans to change a portion of Creekside Park in Rushford into a veteran’s memorial appeared to be coming into focus during a April 20 meeting at the Rushford American Legion.

Special Session

The Minnesota Legislature was left with some unfinished business after their Sunday deadline passed this week. Do you think Gov. Mark Dayton should call for a special session so the lawmakers can tie up these loose ends?


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