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After enjoying a mild March, Minnesota residents got another blast of winter. The snow and sleet began midday on Sunday and continued into Monday morning with many parts of southeastern Minnesota waking up to find seven to 12 inches of snow covering the ground. Over 3,500 residents in the Rochester and Oronoco areas were left without power due to the storm. COURTESY OF RYAN BARNESS
KABC Hall of Fame inductee Brian Hoff took time to thank his family and all the people who helped him achieve his goals as a coach. PAULA VAGTS/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
KABC Hall of Fame inductee Brian Hoff took time to thank his family and all the people who helped him achieve his goals as a coach. PAULA VAGTS/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:15 AM

About 150 Kingsland community members, friends and family came together on Saturday, March 21, to celebrate Brian Hoff and Del “Doc” Bicknese being inducted into the Kingsland Athletic Boosters Club (KABC) Hall of Fame.

  • Officers apprehended a 43-year-old Spring Valley man during a search of a wooded area west of Spring Valley after the suspect fled a Fillmore County deputy who tried to stop his vehicle for an equipment violation Friday evening, March 27. 
  • Money to float the boats in case of flood or swift water rescues was the focus of Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase’s report during the Tuesday, March 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Kaase and Chief Deputy Tony Webber presented the renewal of the 2015 State of Minnesota County Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement and also requested the purchase of emergency flotation devices from Fire Safety, USA, with funds from last year’s grant. 

     
  • The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a severe weather safety presentation and a Skywarn spotter training in Spring Valley on Monday, April 13. 

     
  • Three candidates — Michael Holzer of Wykoff, Mitch Lentz of rural Spring Valley, and Karen Reisner of rural Chatfield — are seeking the position of Fillmore County commissioner in District 1.

     
  • “It’s just nice to give back to your community.  I think it’s pretty big that people can rely on the clothing drive consecutively if they do need a place to get clothes,” stated Kingsland National Honor Society (NHS) member Carly Thompson, preparing to help with the NHS’s annual clothing drive set for Saturday, March 28, at the Spring Valley Community Center. The community is invited to shop for free at the clothing drive, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon.

     
  • Kingsland Superintendent John McDonald updated the board on various district happenings during the March Kingsland School Board meeting Monday, March 16, including that the district is considering an alternate 2015-2016 school calendar if the state Legislature votes to allow school to begin before Labor Day, which this year is Sept. 7. 

     
  • Kingsland workshop focuses on facility needs

    Kingsland’s school board members and administrators met for a facility study session last Thursday evening to address deferred maintenance at both the elementary and high school building in Spring Valley and the middle school building in Wykoff. 

     
  • Crowd turns out to induct Hoff and Bicknese into the KABC Hall of Fame

    About 150 Kingsland community members, friends and family came together on Saturday, March 21, to celebrate Brian Hoff and Del “Doc” Bicknese being inducted into the Kingsland Athletic Boosters Club (KABC) Hall of Fame.

     
  • City attorney Scott Springer addressed the Spring Valley Economic Development Authority (EDA) to discuss a potential issue found while reviewing a previous loan.

     
  • Owner focused on revitalizing historic downtown building

    For months residents have been patiently waiting for the tarps to come down at Johnny Ringo’s on 112 South Broadway. Just weeks ago, as the temperatures rose, the tarps fell, revealing a revitalized and restored building.

     
  • The Senate Purple Caucus announced its first-ever legislative priorities, including education funding, transportation and child protection, last week at a bipartisan press conference.

     
  • Legislation chiefly-authored by State Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) would establish a new veterans home in southeastern Minnesota.

     
  • Sumner Township will now have an appointed clerk instead of an elected one as a result of the township election last Tuesday.

     
  • For Friends of Historic Forestville 2014 brought an exciting opportunity with the DeLeo Challenge.

     
  • Final commissioner candidate addresses issues in forum

    “There’s the old proverb ‘Measure twice, cut once’.  I like to get it done right the first time and don’t waste.  I like to study things, talk with experts, see what other counties are doing, discuss with other commissioners and collaborate with other counties if it’s economically feasible,” said Fillmore County District 1 commissioner candidate Karen Reisner, speaking to an audience of approximately 10 people at the Spring Valley Public Library last Thursday evening, the third and final candidate to sit for a candidate’s forum before the impending District 1 special election slated for March 31.  

     
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