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One-vehicle accident
A semi was involved in a single-vehicle accident late Monday morning on Highway 52, just south of Fillmore County Road 17, just within Preston city limits. Fillmore County Communications dispatched Fillmore County deputies, the Preston police chief, Preston Fire and Rescue and Preston Ambulance. State Patrol was also dispatching state troopers. The accident was found to be a single vehicle (tractor/trailer combination) accident, in which a semi was traveling south on Highway 52. The vehicle had left the roadway on the opposite side of the highway. The driver, who was identified as 28-year-old Peter Burhite of Isanti, Minn., was transported to Saint Marys Hospital for injuries. His condition is unknown at this time. Minnesota Department of Transportation workers were also assisting with accident scene management. The accident is being investigated by the Minnesota State Patrol. COURTESY OF FILLMORE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
The barn being built on the Root River Antique & Historical Power Association's show grounds is nearly complete.  GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOYSPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
The barn being built on the Root River Antique & Historical Power Association's show grounds is nearly complete. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOYSPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:27 AM
  The Root River Antique & Historical Power Association’s members yelled “Timber!” and the barn went up. The timber-framed barn that has been under construction for the past several years at the Root River Antique & Historical Power Association (RRAHPA) grounds just outside of Spring Valley is nearly finished, said association president Les Radcliffe.
  • Preston's veteran cemetery nearing completion
     

    As progress continues to be made at the state veterans cemetery, located on Highway 52 in Preston, many are wondering when it will be open and ready for the first veteran internments. Months ago, it was hoped the cemetery would open in the spring of this year, but for various reasons, it was postponed. However, the cemetery is nearing the final stretch of its construction.

     
  • Variations of ‘Moo’ radiate from library
     

    “We’re both authors and illustrators,” said David LaRochelle, introducing himself and his “Moo!” book trunk show companion, Mike Wohnoutka, during the show’s very special stop at the Spring Valley Public Library (SVPL) last Tuesday afternoon as part of the children’s summer reading program, “and that means that as authors, we write the words for a book and as illustrators, we draw the pictures for a book.” 

     
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    It was a light agenda for the Spring Valley City Council during its June 22 meeting.

     
  • Timber-framed barn ready  for 33rd antique power show
      The Root River Antique & Historical Power Association’s members yelled “Timber!” and the barn went up. The timber-framed barn that has been under construction for the past several years at the Root River Antique & Historical Power Association (RRAHPA) grounds just outside of Spring Valley is nearly finished, said association president Les Radcliffe.  
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    The 23rd annual Habitat 500 Bike Ride will soon be coming through the Spring Valley area as 120 cyclists and 33 volunteers begin the 500-mile journey through southern Minnesota on July 12.

     
  • Knee high by the Fourth of July…You bet!!
     

    The old saying, “Knee high by the Fourth of July,” hasn’t pertained to the stands of corn in southeast Minnesota for many years. During most of our recent growing seasons, the maxim is more like “head high by the Fourth of July.”

     
  • 50-year veteran of the SV Fire Department receives honor
     

    Spring Valley resident Nevin Stender was recently presented a House of Representatives resolution from State Rep. Greg Davids.

     
  • Friends of the Root River seeking more  volunteers to protect, enhance watershed
     

    A new volunteer group — Friends of the Root River — is looking to involve people from throughout the river’s large watershed area in aspects of its preservation, education and enhancement, according to Bill Sullivan of Pilot Mound Township, rural Chatfield, one of the planners with the group.

     
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    The Fillmore County commissioners convened at the courthouse for the 2015 board of appeals and equalization meeting last Tuesday evening.

     
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    Highway department business dominated discussion during the Tuesday, June 23, Fillmore County board meeting as highway engineer Ronald Gregg recommended the board postpone awarding the bid for a Preble Township bridge replacement project. Gregg said the amounts of the two bids he received were so very different he felt that it would be best to ascertain whether they were comparable since Alcon Construction Co. bid $224,023 and Minnowa Construction bid $683,979 for the replacement of box culverts. Gregg’s engineer’s estimate stood at $172,719.

     
  • State Scenic Byway Commission visits with  representatives of Historic Bluff Country

    The State Scenic Byway Commission met with many residents of southeastern Minnesota in Lanesboro on Thursday, June 18, to discuss keeping Highway 16 as a national scenic byway.

     
  • Construction process begins for Lyndale Avenue residents

    On Thursday, June 17, members of the Spring Valley city staff and Public Utilities along with representatives from Bolton and Menk, the city’s engineering firm, met with residents about the proposed construction for Lyndale Avenue south of Tracy Road.

     
  • Summertime at the Spring Valley Public Library has already proven to be busy, according to Spring Valley Public Library director Jenny Simon.

     
  • “The legislative wrap-up did have some interesting things in it,” said Kingsland Superintendent John McDonald, speaking to the Kingsland School Board Monday evening, June 15, during the regular board meeting. 

     
  • Kingsland graduate now  seeking national office in FFA

    Kingsland graduate Valerie Earley has made her mark at the state level in FFA. Now she is aiming for a national role.

     
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