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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.
  • History center releases book, plans  celebration in honor of 80th birthday
    “There’s all sorts of crazy stuff that went on in Fillmore County,” related Debra Richardson, Fillmore County History (FCHC) Center’s executive director, speaking of the characters and developments of the county’s history, as chronicled in her book, “It Happened in 1934!” 
  • Kingsland students will now be in a different loop, thanks to rearrangement of the bus and parent parking situation at Kingsland Elementary and High School. 
  • Local youth make a difference  during mission trip to Indiana
    The Lanesboro United Methodist Church and the Wykoff United Methodist Church took 18 local youth from Lanesboro, Preston, Rochester and Wykoff to Kokomo, Ind., to work with the Kokomo Urban Outreach (KUO). 
  • 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. 
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