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Vicky Vogt shows off kegs of the winery's newest brew, Loon Juice hard apple cider. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Vicky Vogt shows off kegs of the winery's newest brew, Loon Juice hard apple cider. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:56 AM

“We just got our kegs of Loon Juice, and we’re excited to get it on our shelves…it’s our sparkling hard cider made from Honeycrisp apples,” said Four Daughters co-proprietor Vicky Vogt, showing off the jazzy five-liter kegs of hard cider she describes as having a “bright” taste.

  • The winners in the Ag Days button drawing have been announced. 
  • Jordan Township residents  dedicated to town hall restoration

    “It’s an important historical piece to the Chatfield area. I love stone structures and I’m fascinated by this stone structure and its history,” said Zeb Dudek, speaking of the Jordan Town Hall, located between Chatfield and Spring Valley, built by Scottish immigrant Thomas Ferguson in 1877.

     
  • Wykoff’s city council held its August meeting with its attorney, Tom Manion, present last Monday, Aug. 11, as its members considered whether or not to have him attend every monthly meeting as some cities do with their attorneys.

     
  • Girls State experience drives youth to go for her dreams

    “Americanism, pride, determination, teamwork, compromise, great food, late bedtimes and wonderful girls.  When I think back on my experience at Girls State that is what fills my mind,” Spring Valley native, Leah McQueen said of her time at this year’s Girls State event held June 15 through 20 at St. Thomas University in St. Paul.

     
  • The Spring Valley City Council met for its Aug. 11 meeting and quickly got to work assessing the minimum call time requirements for the Spring Valley Ambulance Service.

     
  • Three people filed for the two open city council seats in Ostrander while the incumbent was the only person to file for mayor.

     
  • ‘Brave’ Community Theatre  produces smash hit on Broadway

    “We’re proud to take the ‘brave’ in ‘Brave Community Theatre’ and bring it to the stage this year with a new play format,” announced Brave Community Theatre (BCT) actor Craig Cornell, introducing the “reader theater” format that the cast of BCT’s Ag Days production of “Mame” brought to the stage at the Spring Valley Community Center on Spring Valley’s Broadway last week.

     
  • Four Daughters expanding  product line, space at winery

    “We just got our kegs of Loon Juice, and we’re excited to get it on our shelves…it’s our sparkling hard cider made from Honeycrisp apples,” said Four Daughters co-proprietor Vicky Vogt, showing off the jazzy five-liter kegs of hard cider she describes as having a “bright” taste.

     
  • BAM hits Ostrander for lunch

    A total of 275 bicyclists from 19 different states and Canada pedaled their way across southeastern Minnesota last weekend on the Biking Around Minnesota (BAM) tour.

     
  • Visible progress being made in veterans cemetery

    Last week, semis towing large boxlike objects traveled to Preston and bulldozers emerged on Highway 52 grading slopes around three large pillars just above the Resource Recovery Center. Both facts signal the undergoing construction on the new veterans cemetery being developed in southeastern Minnesota.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, focused primarily on proposed 2015 departmental budgets, including those for the county’s resource recovery center, the University of Minnesota Extension Services, recorder, and auditor and treasurer.

     
  • Harry Root and Fred Scheevel will face off in the November general election for Fillmore County commissioner from District 3.

     
  • A public hearing for Greenleafton’s wastewater ordinance was held during the Tuesday, Aug. 5, Fillmore County Board of Commissioners’ meeting.

     
  • “We’re holding our second tip night at the Silver Grille in Chatfield this Wednesday,” said Lisa Apenhorst, whose daughters, Jackie and Heather, are part of the Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project. These Bloomfield Cloverleaves 4-Hers are part of a group of horse-minded 4-Hers who get together on a monthly basis to learn about and promote horses and horsemanship.

     
  • Bloomfield Cloverleaves 4-H  member showing crossbred at state fair

    “He’s a crossbred, and he got grand champion overall at the county fair,” said Welch, a state fair-bound member of the Bloomfield Cloverleaves 4-H Club, “and he’ll be shown Aug. 22.”

     
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