Spring Valley's F.F.A. chapter receives a plaque to recognize they had contributed over $5,000 since 1957 to aid handicapped children at Camp Courage through their corn drives. From left are Rick Hyland, Dennis Drinkall, Larry Hovden, Jeff Fowler, Joel Larsen, Glenn Rasmussen and Merlin Mayer.
Spring Valley's F.F.A. chapter receives a plaque to recognize they had contributed over $5,000 since 1957 to aid handicapped children at Camp Courage through their corn drives. From left are Rick Hyland, Dennis Drinkall, Larry Hovden, Jeff Fowler, Joel Larsen, Glenn Rasmussen and Merlin Mayer.
Continuing the column from last week's edition, we consider further news items from the May 1971 Spring Valley Tribune. They did a fairly good job of covering all of the town's organizations, schools, churches, and special events.

Under College News, on the dean's list were Jean Rendahl at St. Olaf, Philip Nelson and Michael Wilder at Winona State, Mark Cooper and Marilyn Morse at Luther College, and Elizabeth Blahnik at College of St. Teresa.

Ed Buss was honored at a national convention in Philadelphia, Penn., for his sales and service to clients for Aid Association for Lutherans

Ads were scattered throughout the paper, of course, but eye-catching was the full-page ad by The Red Owl Store, also offering Green Stamps. Chuck roast was 79 cents a pound. Another full-page ad: Squeak's IGA, where one could buy four cans of Del Monte Sweet Peas for 89 cents. The Spring Valley Bakery listed two loaves of bread for 55 cents, and snoflake rolls were 20 cents a dozen.

Other news: Seven senior students were working at local establishments to get a taste of the business world. Shown was Vicki Arett at Home Federal Savings & Loan under the tutelage of Roger Weise. The Big Bear Store had moved to South Highway 63, where father and son James and Ike Lichteig had purchased stock and building from Roger Johnson. Biel Implement Co. on East Main Street placed a large ad for Gehl Hay-King mowers.

At the Spring Valley Building Center, Lloyd Schultenover had bargains galore on lumber needs.

The new Plymouth Duster, with space for five\ at only $2,365, was available at Marchant Motor Co. in Spring Valley and Opsahl & Kavanagh in Wykoff. Len & Lee's Mobil advertised a big tire sale, prices $22.95 to $29.80, with free tire mounting and balancing. Co-op Oil was prepared to handle all tire needs, farm and commercial. Peterson Motors offered a "safety check that might save your life." Klube's DX Station claimed they were "Not a filling station but a service station with washing, greasing, tires, batteries, and minor repairs." At Bill's Hi-Way Standard, we could get 50 gallons of free gas with purchase of four Atlas Plycron tires.

Marchant Motors featured the new Dodge Strong Box Van. When it came to used cars, Peterson Motors had real deals on second-hand Fords. They were open Monday and Friday evenings and also by appointment. Zeimetz Motors listed excellent prices on used cars. Spring Valley Loan & Thrift, with Keith Hagen and Roger Durst, suggested "See your dealer, then see us for loans on new cars and pickups."

"News from the Service": Bruce Norman left for Army duty at Ft. Lewis, Wash., after a three-day furlough. T/Sgt. Daniel Warren was home from Chanute Air Force Base in Indiana to spend time with family; his son Richard had an 11th birthday. A Saturday night dance was on the agenda at the American Legion Club Room with music by the Pea Pickers.

Village clerk Roy Christopherson announced hours and fees for the village dump; Kvale's Real Estate offered good prices on farms and homes; and Peterson Drug always promoted "Drugs, Paints and Wallpaper." Bob Jones Bike Shop boasted five makes and four different speeds available. South Broadway Snowmobile had for sale an Arctic Cat mini-bike, and they also did small motor repairs. School District #237 posted "Notice of Election for school board. Applications received from Roger Temanson and Stafford Hansen."

Of interest to farmers: Trojan brand seed corn was available through two Spring Valley dealers, Ivan Sample and Myron Larsen, and Pioneer seed corn was sold by Clayton Frank. Harold Queensland at Ostrander was dealer for DeKalb XL seed corn.

The new "almost silent" Lawn-Boy mower was featured at Thorson Hardware in Grand Meadow and at Spring Valley Appliance. First National Insurance Agency urged consideration of Crop Hail Insurance, and an Ag Statistics publication was soon coming off the press. The Spring Valley Sales Company bought and sold hogs, feeder lambs, market cows, bulls, calves; sales every Thursday. One could call Larry Cooper if interested in free pasture land for five cattle. Eleanor Fiddler of Racine ran a half column of her sales on "good-sized plants" of all kinds for flower or vegetable gardens and landscaping.

Other ads noted: G.E. radios, TVs, and stereos at Spring Valley Appliance; bedding and linens at Anthony's 49th Anniversary Sale; Snapper mowers at Spring Valley Hardware & Appliance; Culligan Soft Water Service; Ron's Town & Country Plumbing; Ken Kvam's Standard Oil Co.; Kruegel's Gas Service; Vern's Refrigeration Service and Racine Sand & Gravel. At Four Winds Cafe, "All you can eat of batter fried fish, dinner at $1.49;" Welke's Studio, "Time for a new Regal Colour Portrait of your Child;" Home Federal congratulated the graduates and "Remember, Save a Little, Have a Lot" with 5 percent interest on passbook accounts. Coast to Coast rented Bissell Electric Shampooers for shag rugs; and Rudy Rozendal and J.P. Anderson both were now serving Watkins customers.

For outdoor fun, Conrad Knudsen was pictured at the city park with freshly mowed grass, new picnic tables and grills, and the place was ready for overnight camping.

Other notable events in 1971: A 30-hour blizzard buried Spring Valley in January; Kenneth Lundby sold his auto dealership to Zeimetz brothers; the library underwent an $11,000 renovation; Steve Knox was pool manager at city park; Hughes Furniture Store was sold to the V.F.W.; and Harold Smith replaced Albert Miller as town mayor.

Times change, all the time!