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The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club has chosen Adam Buchholtz as its April Kiwanis Student of the Month.  He is the son of Rick and Jodi Buchholtz.  

  • St. Johns names third quarter honor rolls
    Officials of St. Johns Lutheran School in Wykoff have announced the third quarter honor roll students.

  • Adam Buchholtz named Kiwanis Student of Month
    The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club has chosen Adam Buchholtz as its April Kiwanis Student of the Month.  He is the son of Rick and Jodi Buchholtz.  

  • Kingsland ECFE has several opportunities for families in our communities to engage with others, learn and grow together as a family and most of all have fun! Tuesdays we have open gym from 3:15 to 4 p.m. in the Kingsland Café and two class options for families from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from10:45 to 11:45 a.m. we have a courtyard class where families can come and explore natural topics outdoors. ECFE’s general audience is parents and children birth to 5 years old, however some ECFE events are for the entire family. 

  • Kingsland musician named  first flute in state honor band
    Kingsland High School musician Renee Lechner is bound for the Minnesota Band Directors Association state honor band again, this year as a first flute in an older group of the finest student musicians in Minnesota.

  • Missoula Children’s Theatre returning For local production of ‘Rumpelstiltskin’
    “Rumpelstiltskin” will follow last year’s “Robin Hood” to the stage as the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) returns to Kingsland in April.

  • Ag mechanics team advances  to state FFA for second time
    The three members of the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA ag mechanics career development event (CDE) team, which is headed to state for the second year in a row, have a background in farming that enhances the skills required to excel in this activity at school.

  • The 2016 Senior High Knowledge Bowl Regionals, sponsored by the Southeast Service Cooperative, were held on March 14, at the Wood Lake Meeting Center in Rochester. 

  • Kingsland took second place in Southeast Service Cooperative’s (SSC) Walking Challenge, in which more than 700 individuals from 24 SSC member organizations competed.

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, physical education-school health teacher candidate Alex Kvanli of Spring Valley was in the nation’s capital March 1 and 2 to advocate for fair implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

  • Kahri Kolden named March Student of Month
    The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club has chosen Kahri Kolden as its March Kiwanis Student of the Month.  She is the daughter of Mary Leibfried and Keith Kolden of Spring Valley.  

  • St. Johns students get a grip on birds
    “This American kestrel has the same grip as a very strong man, or 80 to 90 pounds per square inch, but the golden eagle has a grip of 700 pounds per square inch and can glide with a full deer in its talons,” explained Byron’s Oxbow Zoo naturalist Nora Rhome, speaking to the students at St. Johns Lutheran School last Tuesday morning as part of the Oxbow Zoo Birds of Prey program presented to the students during Lutheran Schools Week.

  • Local farmer directs donation  to St. Johns Lutheran School
    St. Johns Lutheran School, Wykoff, received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by Frank Family Farms of Dexter. 

  • St. Johns Lutheran School in Wykoff is celebrating National Lutheran Schools’ Week Feb. 28 to March 4 with events throughout the week.   

  • Teamwork at Kingsland producing accomplished robot
    Kingsland’s First Robotics team is “filled with a bunch of intelligent, hardworking people who are looking for fun in something other than just sports,” said member Ian Meisner.

  • In an effort to promote early childhood literacy, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and Capstone are offering BookStart grants to regional organizations working with young children. Now in its 14th year, the BookStart program is intended to ensure every child has their own book at home to read or be read to by family members.

Down to Three

The Republican Party has seen two candidates drop out of the race this week leaving only Donald Trump, while on the Democratic side Bernie Sanders has declared that he will stay in the race until the final primary. Do you think Sanders should concede to Hillary Clinton?


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