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Members of the Spring Valley and Wykoff VFW and American Legion closed out the dedication with a gun salute honoring all veterans.
PAULA BARNESS/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Members of the Spring Valley and Wykoff VFW and American Legion closed out the dedication with a gun salute honoring all veterans.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 10:12 AM
Despite the misty morning, a large crowd gathered at the corner of Gold Street and East Front Street in Wykoff on Saturday to witness the dedication of the Wykoff Veterans Memorial. 
  • Stained glass restored in time for Christmas at Scheie Lutheran
    Six months ago, on June 5, Scheie Lutheran Church of rural Mabel sustained significant damage when a fast-moving storm hit the area. About a dozen large pine and cedar trees were pulled out by the roots and twisted off.
  • Live radio play takes the stage in Spring Grove this weekend
    “Every time a bell rings an angel gets its rings.” A very well-known movie phrase; most everyone knows that this statement comes at the very end of the iconic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 
  • Rushford streets to be aglow on Saturday
    For anyone that loves decorating for Christmas, one of the items at the top of the list (apart from the tree, ornaments and stockings) would be Christmas lights!
  • New Harmony vet finds good fit with local clinic
    When one first meets Dr. Erin Petro, it is hard to imagine this petite young lady wrestling large dairy or beef cows, horses or feeder pigs, but that’s exactly what the newest member of the Harmony & Cresco Veterinary Clinics does. Petro became the seventh veterinarian working with small and large animals at the vet clinic that serves a large area of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa when she joined the team earlier this fall.
  • Area musician releases new album after 16 years
    “I guess it was time to put this together. I hadn’t done any recordings since 2000. I’ve been doing solo gigs for the past couple of years and decided it was time to do a solo album,” said Spring Grove resident Bob Bovee.
  • Lanesboro hosts Christmas inn tour this weekend
    Visitors to Minnesota’s Bed and Breakfast Capital this Sunday will discover a festive atmosphere highlighting Lanesboro’s many accommodations, both old and new. 
  • Racine church creates community oven
    Bakers get together to learn art of making bread in wood-fired oven

  • Simpsons pass on A & W tradition to new owners
    It may be the end of an era, but Papa’s got this.


  • ‘Valley Doe’ program makes local shopping easier
    The holiday shopping season is gearing up for its traditional opening. Small businesses in Rushford and Peterson are already making plans to serve holiday shoppers. They’d like shoppers to keep as many dollars local as possible because it benefits the entire area. 
  • Relay for Life team creates ‘visions of sugarplums’ this weekend
    The ladies and gentlemen, all snug in their bright green and red, toured and helped fight cancer while visions of sugarplums danced in the shed. 
  • Chatfield Lions help students become great future leaders
    Dictionary: That’s under the letter “D.” 
    Lions: That’s under the letter “L.” 
    Freedom: That’s under the letter “F.”
  • Title search company expands in Fillmore County
    Jana (Masters) Elton of Spring Grove has now expanded her title search firm to cover two entire counties. As of Aug. 1, JE Abstracting and Title of Spring Grove officially became Fillmore-Houston County Abstract and Title. 
  • Michelle Raaen attended last week’s Mabel City Council meeting to start a conversation about effectively dealing with feral cats within the city of Mabel. She said she would like to see the cats dealt with in ways other than trapping them and killing them.
  • Houston County officers hold annual banquet
    The Houston County Township Officers Association (HCTOA) held its 55th annual banquet on Sept. 27 at the Four Seasons Community Center, Caledonia. 
  • Fillmore County commissioners support Eagle Scout project
    Public Health educator Brenda Pohlman introduced Fillmore Central student Matthew Gregg — a young man wishing to partner with the Public Health department for his Eagle Scout project entitled “Buckle Up” — during the Nov. 8 Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Gregg’s project entails using acrylic paint to stencil signs on the sidewalk and parking lots in and around Harmony and Preston to remind people to buckle up and concentrate while driving. 

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