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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.

  • Lanesboro Historical Museum awarded  $10,000 grant to catalogue collections

    The Minnesota Historical Society recently awarded the Lanesboro Historical Museum a $10,000 grant to catalogue the inventory of the museum's main floor. With an outdated database and limited accessibility for locating a particular piece of history, this grant will allow the local museum volunteers to improve its system of organization and record keeping.

  • Masonic Lodge matching funds donated to food shelf

    The Houston County Food Shelf has recently seen its inventory increased from area food drives from schools, churches, and community organizations. It also recently received a large monetary donation in the amount of $8,289.63 from the Houston County Festival of Trees event. This donation will do a lot for the food shelf, as the Caledonia Masonic Lodge will also match it.

  • Ostrander maintenance supervisor  resigns to take position in Spring Valley

    "He's been a dedicated employee and always there when needed," said Ostrander Mayor Pat Nesler.  "He'll be missed."

  • Local Salvation Army volunteers carry on Red Kettle tradition

    The year 1865 was a very important year in the history of America. The Civil War ended with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Reconstruction began in the South. And across the Atlantic Ocean, another army was being formed for a completely different reason than to fight a political conflict.

  • Rehabilitation of Root River South Branch gets $400,000 boost

    There's no doubt that trout fishing has had a tremendous impact on Preston. The Root River is a perfect place for it — beautiful, cool and tranquil. In order to keep it that way and even improve upon that beauty, rehabilitating the South Branch of the river is in order.

  • “Kids love receiving mail addressed to them and especially mail that comes from Santa!” said Fillmore County Relay for Life co-chair and Chatty Walkers team member Wendy Kirchner.

  • Former kitchen cozy enough  for sleeping at Jahn family home

    “This was the old farm kitchen,” said Gina, standing in the master bedroom and sharing a tour of the 1920s farmhouse that has been in the Jahn family for generations.  “We put our bedroom and bathroom in here, and we remodeled so we have an open kitchen out there — we did a remodel two years ago to make the house work with our family. 

  • Preston Christmas tree  has two special purposes

    Christmas is a time for giving. As the season of Thanksgiving passes, thoughts turn to decorating the Christmas tree and purchasing gifts for family and friends. The holiday season also includes the spirit of generosity as many contribute gifts to Christmas in Fillmore County for those who may be unable to buy their own gifts for their family.

  • Civil War-era 'Call to Colors' presented at school

    This year, raising the American flag in military style was conducted prior to the annual Veterans Day observance at Spring Grove Public School.

  • Kingsland students enjoy  the thrill of giving back

    For the past three years the Kingsland Elementary preschool through third grade students have been all about the food, as they compete to fill the shelves of area food shelves.

  • Chatfield residents add Christmas  sparkle to their homes for holiday tour

    Residents in Chatfield and the surrounding area are going to be treated to a special look at several holiday decorations and collections during the Chatfield Lutheran Church’s Holiday Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 7.

  • Spring Grove man bags monster whitetail

    Dedication, determination, and a dollop of luck came together for bow hunter Luke Onstad about a month ago. That's when he crept into a half-picked Houston County cornfield for a chance at a monster.

  • Bench for Bucks fundraiser benefits SG sports

    The third annual Bench for Bucks fundraiser brought together students, alumni, and trainers for a good cause last Saturday – the Spring Grove Public Schools weight training room.

  • Veterans share important  messages with area students

    For hundreds of years, America has been thought of as the land of opportunity for millions of people to start their lives afresh in new ways. And the only way it has continued to be a land of opportunity has been through the blood, sweat, tears and even lives of hundreds of thousands of veterans.

  • Last Thursday, Nov. 13, hundreds of community members from Spring Valley, Preston, Harmony and Rushford contributed to the Give to the Max Day.


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