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Jackie Apenhorst, accompanied by Amy Turner from Alcoa, Tenn., drives the Cindy horse and Heather Apenhorst is accompanied by her father, Lynn Apenhorst, driving the Roxanne horse.  Youth classes must have an adult on board. The stands look empty because the youth classes took place at 8 a.m. sharp, meaning they were in the barn at 6 a.m. every morning getting horses ready. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Jackie Apenhorst, accompanied by Amy Turner from Alcoa, Tenn., drives the Cindy horse and Heather Apenhorst is accompanied by her father, Lynn Apenhorst, driving the Roxanne horse. Youth classes must have an adult on board. The stands look empty because the youth classes took place at 8 a.m. sharp, meaning they were in the barn at 6 a.m. every morning getting horses ready. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015 8:42 AM

A rural Spring Valley family spent a weekend at the end of January assisting with showing draft horses at the National Western Stock Show, where teams of powerful draft horses are hitched to massive wagons and judged on how they pull and are driven. 

  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • Voters get chance to meet  District 1 candidate Mitch Lentz

    “Mine is that I’m just a doer…I get it done,” said Fillmore County District 1 commissioner write-in candidate Mitch Lentz, speaking to a gathering at the Spring Valley Public Library this past Thursday evening about what is his working style and how he addresses problems with which he must deal.  

     
  • FFA team advances to state competition

    A quartet of Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA students – Kayla Mulhern, Marcus Plaehn, Nick Niemeyer and Josh Bradley – will be competing at the FFA state meats team competition after successfully finishing at the regional competition held recently in Lake City. Nine of the 32 schools in the region competed at the regional competition and four teams advanced to state competition, said Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA advisor Kristal Brogan.

     
  • After several months, Saturday, Feb. 21, brought the culmination of the Regional Community Growth Projects to Rochester as the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) announced the winners of its One Big Thing Grant.

     
  • Local version of ‘Robin Hood’  includes skunks, confused guards

    That’s right, there was something stinky about how things were going in Robin’s hood during the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “Robin Hood,” brought to town by Kingsland School Parents (KSP) and performed by Kingsland students in kindergarten through sixth grade last Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, at Kingsland Middle School. 

     
  • Family enjoys busy weekend  at National Western Stock Show

    A rural Spring Valley family spent a weekend at the end of January assisting with showing draft horses at the National Western Stock Show, where teams of powerful draft horses are hitched to massive wagons and judged on how they pull and are driven. 

     
  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • Emergency responders hold  cold water training in Chatfield

    “The unknown is always scary, but we always know that we were never alone,” said Chatfield Fire Department Safety Officer Dan Jaquith.

     
  • Change in medical staff  at OMC in Spring Valley

    On March 10, OMC certified nurse practitioner Michele Lunaas will join the Spring Valley branch clinic's staff as that location's fourth health care provider.

     
  • Spring Valley Food Shelf  prepares for a busy March

    March is just around the corner, bringing a busy month for the Spring Valley Area Food Shelf as it kicks off several fundraising campaigns.

     
  • Ostrander's most senior resident celebrates 105 years

    "One hundred and five years old! That is something," said Amber Nielson, granddaughter of Vina Lund.

     
  • The Spring Valley Public Library now has a new patron computer Internet use policy for consideration, one that is set to replace the previous policy drafted in 2006.

     
  • Kingsland Middle School will officially be called “Kingsland Intermediate School” as soon as the name is changed with the state, and Kingsland High School’s name will now be “Kingsland Junior-Senior High School,” though the Kingsland School Board acknowledged last Tuesday evening during its regular board meeting that the letters on the sign outside the high school building are not likely to change.

     
  • Kiwanis speakers help stock  children’s section at public library

    The Spring Valley Public Library now has “Ten Shiny Snowflakes” and “The Creature in My Closet,” thanks to the people whose contributions are “suitable for hanging.”

     
  • Kevin Kelleher, of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), addressed the Spring Valley Economic Development Authority (EDA) to discuss changes to Minnesota's Shovel Ready Certificate Program during the Feb. 11 EDA meeting.

     
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