The Wykoff Area Veterans Memorial all began with the Wykoff Mystery — the disappearance of the Wykoff Honor Roll, which was once the city’s memorial to local veterans. The wooden structure disappeared a number of years ago, leaving only one known picture behind.
Wykoff’s city council handled housekeeping matters during its Oct. 13 regular monthly meeting, including getting an update on the wastewater treatment plant’s construction along with approving the exchange of a smaller water meter for a larger one at L&L Grain and the purchase of grass fire turnout gear for the fire department.
The Spring Valley City Council approved a bid for the purchase of the former elementary school property on South Broadway Avenue during its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 13.
The Rev. Dennis Timmerman has been here longer than the Pilgrim, and the Rev. Laura Fladten is moving on to Holy Communion.
Several members of the Spring Valley area community gathered at the Spring Valley ambulance station last Monday evening to hear a presentation given by Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) representative Tim Weir, on the occasion of OMC’s 65th anniversary.
“I was out walking through that part of town a couple weeks ago, and I found a stamped spoon…the handle must have been wooden, but it was long gone, but the rest of the spoon had to have been there for a long time,” stated historian John Grabko.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, the southeast segment of the Minnesota Solar Tour hit 27 locations through southeast Minnesota, with two of these locations in Fillmore County. This tour aimed to show that renewable energy integration into homes and businesses is seen all over Minnesota, and there are many renewable energy options for people to consider.
Greenleafton’s public plumbing system inched even closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday. Community wastewater facilitator Sheila Craig shared some housekeeping items for the Greenleafton wastewater project during the Oct. 14 Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting.
In rural counties and districts like Fillmore County and Houston County, agriculture plays a tremendous influence on daily life.
During an Auto-Owners Insurance golf outing at Creeks Bend Golf Course in New Prague, Minn., this August, Taran Jack, of Grand Meadow, beat the 12,500 to 1 odds as he hit his first hole-in-one.
The Spring Valley Area Food Shelf has a new home.
A program on preventing elder financial abuse is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. at Spring Valley Estates, 800 Memorial Drive.
Since 1984, Bob and Kathy Baarsch, along with partner Dan Tomsche, have been proud owners and operators of the Baarsch Pork Farm and Next Generation Pork. In the last 30 years they have seen the farming industry transform, but through the good years and the stressful years they have been able to ride the wave of change.
The local 4-H club has a display at the Spring Valley Public Library for National 4-H week with a theme of “4-H is Something to Crow About.” The library display includes an inviting scarecrow display, several members’ fair projects, and the club scrapbook, which shows what 4-H is all about.