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The lawn tractors entered in the competition aren’t your ordinary pieces of equipment. This is a scene from a Gopher State Garden Tractor Pullers event in another area community.
The lawn tractors entered in the competition aren’t your ordinary pieces of equipment. This is a scene from a Gopher State Garden Tractor Pullers event in another area community.
Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:03 PM

An organization that has roots in Spring Valley dating back to more than three decades ago will be a part of 2015 Ag Days for the first time with a lawn tractor pull on Saturday after the parade.

  • Women dominate Ag Days 6k race

    Women dominated the annual Ag Days 6k run on Spring Valley’s paved trail Saturday morning as the first four places were all females. It also helped to be young as four teens were among the top six places.

     
  • SVHS alumnus back in town with  ‘Oliver Twist’ for lawn tractor pull

    Joe Larsen of New Prague, Minn., a member of the Spring Valley High School class of 1973, was among the many contestants in the lawn tractor pull, a new event for Ag Days this year.

     
  • Thin Blue Line Memorial has  special meaning to local residents

    A couple local residents stayed close to the Thin Blue Line Memorial Vehicle, a car with the names of fallen Minnesota law enforcement officers on it, when it was displayed at Cruise Night Thursday at the A & W during Ag Days in Spring Valley.

     
  • Memorial vehicle to honor fallen  law enforcement officers at Cruise Night

    This vehicle puts a name to each Minnesota officer who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase, pleased to announce that the Thin Blue Line Memorial Vehicle, a car with the names of fallen Minnesota law enforcement officers on it, will appear at the Ag Days Cruise Night this Thursday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Spring Valley A & W Drive-In.      

     
  • Volleyball returns for fourth Ag Days tournament

    “I love playing volleyball. It’s another good way for us to get together during the town celebration.  It’s a blast,” said Spring Valley Ag Days volleyball tournament organizer Mandi Tart, looking forward to the tournament set to bump over the net at the South Park sand volleyball court on Saturday, Aug. 15, now becoming a tradition. 

     
  • The teen dance is in the South Park tennis court and has DJ Joe providing the music, according to Ag Days teen dance organizer Brad Ihrke, inviting teens to the supervised, alcohol-free event set for Friday, Aug. 14, featuring tunes, lights and prizes. 

     
  • “I like to show my quilts and just getting ready for the show.  All of us enjoy showing our quilts – the different kinds and designs show the individuality of the person who made it.  Some like darker prints, but I go for bright colors,” stated Jan Czapiewski, excited about bringing together thousands of creative stitches for the public to view at the Peaceful Valley Quilters’ annual Ag Days quilt show held at the Spring Valley Public Library Friday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 15.

     
  • The Ag Days vendors’ market is back after a year off, but it will have a new location at South Park this year instead of Spring Creek Park.

     
  • Ag Days has a new kind of mixer, one that requires you to bring your own celery stir stick.  

     
  • People attending Ag Days won’t go away hungry as there are plenty of opportunities to fill the stomach, often for free, starting Friday. A new event this year is a free watermelon feed before the fireworks.



     
  • See ‘Not Your Average Magic’ up close at South Park

    Joe Swicklik will perform some extraordinary magic that is far beyond the average at South Park Saturday, Aug 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16. 

     
  • Organization with local roots  bringing lawn tractor pull to SV

    An organization that has roots in Spring Valley dating back to more than three decades ago will be a part of 2015 Ag Days for the first time with a lawn tractor pull on Saturday after the parade.

     
  • Kingsland graduate will take experience of directing with him when he goes back to college

    “I was in my first show when I was in second grade…I think it was ‘Robin Hood.’  Theater was important to me in high school, but earlier on in high school, I did a little but didn’t have the seriousness about it that it could someday be my career,” said Spring Valley native Pokorney, son of Patrick and Nicole Pokorney, soon to be a sophomore at Columbia College in Chicago.  “Earlier, I wanted to go into film, but I realized I could excel in this.  I have prospects, and hopefully all will be well.”



     
  • Ag Days button captures  Spring Valley’s small town atmosphere
    Earlier this year the Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce chose their annual Ag Days Button contest winner, Jordan Pokorney with his rendering of downtown Spring Valley, which captured the spirit of the annual festival. 
  • Time Machine returns with music for all ages

    Time Machine, the Rochester-based band that has brought a rock ‘n’ roll, ‘80s hair band, disco and country party to Spring Valley’s Ag Days street dance, is returning to downtown on Saturday, Aug. 16, for the band’s sixth appearance, featuring a performance that includes covers of everyone from The Bee Gees and Rick Springfield to Bon Jovi and Garth Brooks.      

     
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