The Alco department store in Spring Valley is closing its doors before Jan. 31 as a result of bankruptcy court proceedings for the corporation.
The Spring Valley Public Library Board of Trustees approved the preliminary 2015 budget during last Thursday evening’s monthly board meeting.
Kingsland’s school board reviewed its 2013-2014 budget last Monday evening, Nov. 17, as the audit report was given by a representative of Clifton Larson Allen.
Kingsland’s community facility advisory committee determined last Tuesday evening that it had, for the moment and the most part, accomplished its initial mission of determining what maintenance and educational improvement items the district’s board should consider and prioritize in order to present those items to the public as a facility improvement package.
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.
Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) held an open house at the Spring Valley ambulance building on Tuesday, Nov. 18, to inform the public about the upcoming construction planned for Highway 63.
Spring Valley area residents will soon have the opportunity to enjoy original artworks of Minnesota artists as the Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries (EASEL) exhibit travels to the Spring Valley Public Library on Dec. 4.
More than 100 people gathered in Red Wing Saturday, Nov. 15, for a regional growth initiative organized by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), which is offering $100,000 to help start multi-community projects.
The Fillmore County Board gained a new commissioner — Harry Root, who was sworn in Tuesday, Nov. 18 — and, as expected, is losing a commissioner — Tom Kaase, who turned in his resignation, effective Dec. 30, so he can assume the position of sheriff.
Separate requests for conditional use permits (CUPs) for the siting of a new Verizon cell phone tower and the creation of a family pond, both located in Fillmore County, will be addressed by the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners during a future board meeting. The date is yet to be determined, but may be in December.
Last Thursday, Nov. 13, hundreds of community members from Spring Valley, Preston, Harmony and Rushford contributed to the Give to the Max Day.
Wykoff’s city council convened for its November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13, instead of the regularly scheduled second Monday meeting, addressing various housekeeping items — including the construction progress of the new wastewater treatment plant — and canvassing the general election.
The Osterud-Winter Foundation trustees will accept applications for funding until Monday, Dec. 1, in order to approve the semi-annual distribution of proceeds from the $1 million trust established for the Spring Valley area by the late John N. Osterud, founder of Home Federal.
“Today is an important day – we get to honor veterans, the men and women who served our country,” said Kingsland Elementary and Middle School Principal Chris Priebe, welcoming students and area veterans to the Kingsland Elementary gymnasium last Tuesday morning during the annual Veterans’ Day celebration.
The Spring Valley Economic Development Authority was eagerly anticipating the Regional Community Growth Initiative during their recent Nov. 12 meeting.