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The Spring Valley VFW donated a new American flag, a POW flag and a Minnesota State flag to Kingsland High School on Friday. The flags will be hung in the Kingsland gymnasium. Shown are VFW representative Dale Wondrasch, center, with Kingsland director of buildings and grounds John Dols, left, and custodian Gary Zwart. PAULA VAGTS/ SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
The Wykoff Area Veterans Memorial will be a prominent Wykoff feature in its future home, located on the corner of Gold Street and East Front Street. Wykoff native and Korean War veteran Jerry Rollie, far left, stands with committee members, from left, Mike Holzer, Harvey Schmidt and LuAnn Hare at the site. PAULA VAGTS/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
The Wykoff Area Veterans Memorial will be a prominent Wykoff feature in its future home, located on the corner of Gold Street and East Front Street. Wykoff native and Korean War veteran Jerry Rollie, far left, stands with committee members, from left, Mike Holzer, Harvey Schmidt and LuAnn Hare at the site. PAULA VAGTS/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:36 AM

The Wykoff Area Veterans Memorial all began with the Wykoff Mystery — the disappearance of the Wykoff Honor Roll, which was once the city’s memorial to local veterans.  The wooden structure disappeared a number of years ago, leaving only one known picture behind.

  • OMC officials give update to community

    Several members of the Spring Valley area community gathered at the Spring Valley ambulance station last Monday evening to hear a presentation given by Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) representative Tim Weir, on the occasion of OMC’s 65th anniversary.

     
  • The Spring Valley Public Library Board of Trustees welcomed new member Carol Gross to the board last Thursday evening during the regular monthly meeting. 
  • Wykoff Area Veterans Memorial to provide lasting legacy

    The Wykoff Area Veterans Memorial all began with the Wykoff Mystery — the disappearance of the Wykoff Honor Roll, which was once the city’s memorial to local veterans.  The wooden structure disappeared a number of years ago, leaving only one known picture behind.

     
  • Historical society members get special look  at South Forestville during annual meeting

    “I was out walking through that part of town a couple weeks ago, and I found a stamped spoon…the handle must have been wooden, but it was long gone, but the rest of the spoon had to have been there for a long time,” stated historian John Grabko.

     
  • Area residents showcase solar  energy options during state tour

    On Saturday, Oct. 4, the southeast segment of the Minnesota Solar Tour hit 27 locations through southeast Minnesota, with two of these locations in Fillmore County. This tour aimed to show that renewable energy integration into homes and businesses is seen all over Minnesota, and there are many renewable energy options for people to consider.

     
  • Greenleafton’s public plumbing system inched even closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday. Community wastewater facilitator Sheila Craig shared some housekeeping items for the Greenleafton wastewater project during the Oct. 14 Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting.

     
  • District House candidates participate in ag forum

    In rural counties and districts like Fillmore County and Houston County, agriculture plays a tremendous influence on daily life.

     
  • Local man hits hole-in-one, wins fun in the sun

    During an Auto-Owners Insurance golf outing at Creeks Bend Golf Course in New Prague, Minn., this August, Taran Jack, of Grand Meadow, beat the 12,500 to 1 odds as he hit his first hole-in-one.

     
  • Volunteers move food shelf to downtown SV

    The Spring Valley Area Food Shelf has a new home.

     
  • A program on preventing elder financial abuse is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. at Spring Valley Estates, 800 Memorial Drive.

     
  • Baarsch Pork Farm celebrates 30 years of farming and family

    Since 1984, Bob and Kathy Baarsch, along with partner Dan Tomsche, have been proud owners and operators of the Baarsch Pork Farm and Next Generation Pork.  In the last 30 years they have seen the farming industry transform, but through the good years and the stressful years they have been able to ride the wave of change.

     
  • Local 4-H club sharing projects with community

    The local 4-H club has a display at the Spring Valley Public Library for National 4-H week with a theme of “4-H is Something to Crow About.”  The library display includes an inviting scarecrow display, several members’ fair projects, and the club scrapbook, which shows what 4-H is all about.

     
  • Kiwanis members fighting tetanus around globe

    “A woman and her unborn children are protected by the mother receiving a series of three shots at 60 cents each,” explained Spring Valley Kiwanis Club member Nancy Cornell, speaking of the Eliminate Project, a collaborative effort with UNICEF to combat the statistic that seven newborn babies die each hour as a result of maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). 

     
  • Good news continued to come up the pipes for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant near Greenleafton on Tuesday during the regular meeting of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners.

     
  • ‘Wrench’ guides SV auto repair business

    “I opened in 2010…I started out with a plan to sell used cars and work on the cars I sold for myself, and when I started working on the cars that I sold to people, they brought in their other cars that needed repairing, and it just spread by word of mouth that I fix cars.  Now, I’m transitioning more toward repairs rather than selling cars,” said Hurst, owner of Southland Auto & Diesel in Spring Valley, who can now more often be found with a wrench in his hand than he can be found signing papers to sell a car.

     
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