We would like to take this opportunity to say we have many wonderful small businesses in Spring Valley!

Thank you to Dave Phillips and Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy for the great picture and article featuring Kraut's Valley Locker exterior remodeling (Tribune Jan. 29). We were lucky to utilize many local businesses for our project. We started with Spring Valley EDA for a low interest loan, Expert Insulation for insulating walls and roof, Seabright Electric for electrical work, Bruce Kraut Construction for labor and contracting and Jayson Smith, Grafix on the Go for beautiful signage, and True Value for miscellaneous items. Welcome to the "neighborhood," Todd!

As the saying goes, "What goes around comes around." This applies to the local money for our community. Let's keep supporting our small town businesses! We are happy to be a part of this vital community for 46 years.

Ken and Janell Kraut