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The Kingsland community facilities task force convenes at Kingsland High School to review the district's deferred maintenance items.  Clockwise from far left are Al Williams, Jeff Erding, Troy Asher, Jack Bly, Gwen Howard, John Dols, Stu Gross (not visible), Amber Zigan, Jim Hecimovich and John McDonald. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
The Kingsland community facilities task force convenes at Kingsland High School to review the district's deferred maintenance items. Clockwise from far left are Al Williams, Jeff Erding, Troy Asher, Jack Bly, Gwen Howard, John Dols, Stu Gross (not visible), Amber Zigan, Jim Hecimovich and John McDonald. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:06 AM
Members of the newly-formed Kingsland facilities task force convened for the first time last Tuesday evening to accomplish three objectives — first, build a priority list of deferred maintenance items for each of the district’s school buildings; second, build a list of educational improvements for each building; and third, discuss the name of Kingsland Middle School, as it could also be called an intermediate school.
  • Spring Valley salon owner renews her chic
    Jenn Slifka, owner of Chateau de Chic is feeling a little more zen after a trip to the City of Angels. 
  • It’s been on her “bucket list” for ages, according to Laurie Helmers, director of this summer’s Brave Community Theatre musical. She’s referring to the Broadway classic, “Mame,” which will come alive on the Spring Valley Community Center stage Aug. 13 to 16 during the Ag Days celebration. 
  • Kingsland facilities task force  reviews maintenance, other issues
    Members of the newly-formed Kingsland facilities task force convened for the first time last Tuesday evening to accomplish three objectives — first, build a priority list of deferred maintenance items for each of the district’s school buildings; second, build a list of educational improvements for each building; and third, discuss the name of Kingsland Middle School, as it could also be called an intermediate school. 
  • Local option sales tax was the topic of great interest during the July 22 Fillmore County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, as highway engineer Ronald Gregg presented a prioritized list of roads and bridges that could be repaired if a half-cent tax were to be incurred for the next eight years. 
  • The League of Minnesota Cities has honored State Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, with its 2014 “Legislator of Distinction” award. 
  • Variety of planes, omelets draw crowd to Fillmore County Airport
    Hearty omelets and a variety of aircraft made a winning formula once again at the Fillmore County Airport Sunday morning as hundreds of people drove and dozens of pilots flew to the fly-in, drive-in breakfast put on by the Fillmore County Pork Producers. 
  • Consultant Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates, Inc., presented a capital planning update to the Spring Valley City Council during its July 16 meeting. 
  • To lease or not to lease. That was the big question posed at the July Spring Valley Public Library Board of Trustees’ meeting as they considered the options for patron computer replacement last Thursday evening. 
  • Local skater spends summers on ice
    Barbie, Ken, the family dog…all should learn the routine, set to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” according to Spring Valley figure skater Laci Skifter, whose trophy shelf is lined with awards from her recent rink accomplishments. 
  • ‘Storytelling dance journey’ unfolds at DreamAcres
    “Denise has been very generous in how she allowed us to add to this piece,” said DA Dance Company member Brian Evans, speaking to the audience at DreamAcres this past Friday evening. 
  • The Spring Valley Ambulance Service (SVAS) was recently awarded a grant, totaling $16,393.90, through the Mission: Lifeline Minnesota Program. 
  • New Gateway Inn owners perk up  every morning for their customers
    “We always open at 7 in the morning,” said Gateway Inn co-proprietor Kelly Hansen, admitting that before she and her sister, Cheyanne Baker, bought the café in Wykoff from Darla Heusinkveld and Karen Heyer, she wasn’t as much of a morning person as she is now, only a month later. 
  • Local residents join forces to save Jordan Township Hall
    A group of local citizens is looking at options for fundraising to cover construction costs to renovate the Jordan Township Hall. 
  • Cancer Survivors share lessons learned during Relay For Life opening events

    As hundreds of Fillmore County residents came together in Harmony last week for the annual Relay for Life, there were moments of remembrance, recognitions of caring, celebrations of life and determinations to fight back against cancer.

     
  • Local farm hosting artist retreat this weekend

    DreamAcres farm near Wykoff will be the setting for something very special this weekend. A dance group, Thunderground, will be hosting a performance of an original dance and a master class in dance as part of an Open Space artist retreat.

     
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