The Alco department store in Spring Valley is closing its doors before Jan. 31 as a result of bankruptcy court proceedings for the corporation.
Last Thursday, Nov. 13, hundreds of community members from Spring Valley, Preston, Harmony and Rushford contributed to the Give to the Max Day.
Wykoff’s city council convened for its November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13, instead of the regularly scheduled second Monday meeting, addressing various housekeeping items — including the construction progress of the new wastewater treatment plant — and canvassing the general election.
The Osterud-Winter Foundation trustees will accept applications for funding until Monday, Dec. 1, in order to approve the semi-annual distribution of proceeds from the $1 million trust established for the Spring Valley area by the late John N. Osterud, founder of Home Federal.
“Today is an important day – we get to honor veterans, the men and women who served our country,” said Kingsland Elementary and Middle School Principal Chris Priebe, welcoming students and area veterans to the Kingsland Elementary gymnasium last Tuesday morning during the annual Veterans’ Day celebration.
The Spring Valley Economic Development Authority was eagerly anticipating the Regional Community Growth Initiative during their recent Nov. 12 meeting.
City administrator Deb Zimmer briefed the council Monday, Nov. 10, on a recent public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss a petition submitted by Joan and Wayne Musel for a conditional use permit to operate a combination antique and coffee shop in the former Masonic Lodge building located at 301 South Section Avenue.
Love Lights a Tree in Spring Valley will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Spring Valley tourist information center.
With snow on the ground it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — just in time for the ninth annual Christmas on Historic Broadway.
The Kingsland Community Food Program (KCFP) — the supplemental backpack food program so students can have something to eat on weekends — is up and running again this school year, although some modifications have been made.
On Oct. 29, Spring Valley Senior Living hosted two forums to explore what successful aging looks like from the perspective of area residents who are living independently in a rural community, as well as caregivers.
Spring Valley has a greater voice as Spring Valley Public Utilities Superintendent Stu Smith was recently named to the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) board of directors.
The public is invited to attend an open house Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Spring Valley to learn about the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s 2015 project on Highway 63 from the Iowa border to Spring Valley.
The Spring Valley Kiwanis, along with many members of the community, came together on Sunday, Nov. 9, to honor this year’s recipient of the Citizen of the Year award, Jim Cooper.