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Class President Amy Welch gives a prayer. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Class President Amy Welch gives a prayer. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
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Tuesday, June 02, 2015 10:00 AM

“I was about 14 years old, and we lived in the country.  My dad said I had to do my chores before I could drive that old Oldsmobile we had around the field on Sunday after church.  I was in my Sunday best.  My dad told me to burn the garbage…I kind of took some shortcuts,” said Valley Christian Center’s pastor, James Leonard, addressing the Kingsland High School Class of 2015 during the class’s baccalaureate service held last Wednesday, May 27, in the Kingsland High School gymnasium.

  • “Fillmore County is our nice quiet patch,” said R. Ross Reichard, M.D., from the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner Office.

     
  • Spring Grove School Board member  to run for Minnesota House in District 28B

    Thomas Trehus, Spring Grove School Board member and fifth generation Houston County resident, announced he will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners heard several reports throughout their board meeting on Tuesday, May 26. First, they received a biannual report from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) risk management consultant Robert Goede before moving on to reports from several county departments. 

     
  • Brave Community Theatre (BCT) of Spring Valley has announced its Ag Days production, “You Can’t Take it With You.” The Pulitzer Prize winning comedy is a favorite on stage and a classic movie starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur.

     
  • SV library summer reading program  includes ‘Moo!’ traveling trunk show

    Spring Valley Public Library is planning a “moo”-ving experience for young readers in June, one of many activities during this year’s summer reading program.

     
  • SV council is up in smoke as critical pipe fails test

    “Well, we have a little problem,” city administrator Deb Zimmer told the Spring Valley City Council at the May 27 meeting. “First of all, we are talking about the pipe (located at Willow Park) that goes across Highway 16.We did a little smoke test and there was still a lot of smoke.”

     
  • Even kindergarten students at Kingsland learning building blocks of engineering

    “Launch builds the kids up for the Gateway program each year…kindergarten starts with coding.  The program goes on to building and robotics – second and third grades deal with the science of weather, like natural disasters.  I like how it’s building up to encourage our kids to get into science and engineering, opening their eyes to it,” said Kingsland Elementary and Intermediate Schools’ Project Lead the Way (PLTW) instructor Seth Heusinkveld.

     
  • Kingsland teacher experienced much  variety with one district over 34 years

    Kingsland Elementary School teacher Julie Tart has stayed in the same school district ever since she started teaching, but she said she has “done a little bit of everything” over the past 34 years.

     
  • Friday nights will soon be full of toe tapping music, kids’ activities, food and a craft-farmers market as the city of Spring Valley is once again hosting Friday Night Music and Fun in the Park at Spring Creek Park.

     
  • Countywide DARE graduation held in Lanesboro

    This year, students from five area schools, Lanesboro, Kingsland, Mabel-Canton, Rushford-Peterson and Fillmore Central, gathered in the Lanesboro gymnasium to receive certificates for completing the 10-lesson DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. They were joined by Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase, Captain John DeGeorge and their instructors, deputies Lance Boyum and Kevin Beck.

     
  • The Minnesota State Patrol showed up at Kingsland Thursday for an unannounced check of the school district’s buses, pulling five of them off the road.

     
  • Personal story illustrates  decision-making, grace of  God to Kingsland seniors

    “I was about 14 years old, and we lived in the country.  My dad said I had to do my chores before I could drive that old Oldsmobile we had around the field on Sunday after church.  I was in my Sunday best.  My dad told me to burn the garbage…I kind of took some shortcuts,” said Valley Christian Center’s pastor, James Leonard, addressing the Kingsland High School Class of 2015 during the class’s baccalaureate service held last Wednesday, May 27, in the Kingsland High School gymnasium.

     
  • Yost J. Hershberger, 23, of Decorah, died Thursday afternoon after becoming trapped between a logging trailer and a large truck in rural Mabel.

     
  • Martial arts tournament  set for Saturday in Wykoff

    Yennie Martial Arts (YMA) is bringing something new to the Wykoff/Spring Valley area as it prepares to host a tournament at the Kingsland Intermediate School in Wykoff on Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

     
  • The Spring Valley Library Board reviewed a draft of updated bylaws during its May meeting held last Thursday, May 21.  Board member Bruce Hartert had been charged with the task of gathering existing bylaws and those from other libraries to compose a new set that the board may ratify during the June meeting. 

     
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