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Connie and Bill Bicknese of Wykoff have been married for 69 years after meeting in high school. Their wedding picture shows the 18-year-olds ready to take on the next seven decades together.  GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Connie and Bill Bicknese of Wykoff have been married for 69 years after meeting in high school. Their wedding picture shows the 18-year-olds ready to take on the next seven decades together. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 8:03 AM

“I didn’t pay any attention to him,” recalled the former Connie Mosher, speaking about the boy in her sophomore study hall. That boy was simply too smart-alecky. She had friends right there to keep her busy, all sorts of school things to do, like sing in the chorus and manage the Aureum school newspaper. 

  • The Fillmore County board listened to a presentation by Peter Lindstrom during the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. Lindstrom serves as the local government outreach coordinator for the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERT) from the University of Minnesota. 

  • Fillmore County employees  recognized for years of service
    Fillmore County’s board of commissioners recognized the years of service contributed to the county’s operations by its employees during a special reception held following the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. 

  • In less than a month, persons who are customers of Tri-County Electric Cooperative based in Rushford and Hawkeye REC of Cresco, Iowa, will be asked to vote to combine the two organizations. Every member of the two electrical cooperatives will be mailed a ballot in March concerning the proposed consolidation.  

  • Theft, fraud charges filed against  former Historic Bluff Country director
    Historic Bluff Country, Inc., is once again experiencing a financial setback after discovering a former director allegedly took money from the organization. Charges have been filed in Fillmore County District Court against Trisha Ann Parrish of Rushford. She faces felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $10,500 from the organization she was entrusted to lead.

  • Sideways snow didn’t stop Fillmore County’s commissioners from convening for the Feb. 2 county board meeting, though the legislative priorities portion of the meeting was postponed due to the weather. Rep. Greg Davids and Sen. Jeremy Miller had been invited to hear the county’s wish list for the coming year, but they will attend a future meeting to take care of that piece of business.

  • Unfortunately, not everything is “Hearts & Flowers,” even for Spring Valley’s Brave Community Theatre.  

  • Opportunity brings SV native back to Security State Bank
    Spring Valley native Kim Brown is back to the familiar turf of Security State Bank as she takes over for the recently retired Bill Rohe as the bank’s branch manager and vice president.

  • Love persists for Wykoff couple

    “I didn’t pay any attention to him,” recalled the former Connie Mosher, speaking about the boy in her sophomore study hall. That boy was simply too smart-alecky. She had friends right there to keep her busy, all sorts of school things to do, like sing in the chorus and manage the Aureum school newspaper. 

  • The non-Amish community has been reaching out to Amish neighbors near Canton since Jan. 11, when a fire destroyed not only a home but is presumed to have taken the lives of two Amish men – Yost Hershberger, 58, and his son, Benjamin Hershberger, 18.

  • News Leader, co-owner win awards  in Minnesota Better Newspaper Contest

    The Fillmore County News Leader and Bluff Country Newspaper Group co-owner David Phillips were recognized last week for excellence during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s (MNA) annual convention. 

  • New exercise classes focus on fitness for the ages

    The seniors of the Spring Valley area are proving age is only a number and fitness is important at every stage in life.

  • Music, mystery on tap for Valentine weekend

    Celebrate Valentine weekend with a dinner theater production by Brave Community Theatre of "Hearts and Flowers,” a comedy menagerie of music, mystery and monologue. 

  • During the Jan. 25 meeting, city administrator Deb Zimmer told the Spring Valley City Council that the Rural Fire Board and the Spring Valley Fire Department approved the replacement of the 1986 Ford fire engine for a new rescue pumper with a probable delivery in 2018. 

  • Spring Valley wines are stars at Sundance

    Four Daughters’ wines made such a reel-y good impression at the Sundance Film Festival last year that the Big Boy, Chad’s Folly, Moscato and Marquette were made the stars this year.  

  • SV native takes literary journey  across the globe with new book
    Spring Valley native Mark Reps has added another book, “Butterfly,” to his repertoire of literary works.

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