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  • Now that warm weather is here and is consistent, Senior Men’s Golf League is ready to get underway. According to Lupy Myhro, organizer for the league, season will play will start off on Monday morning, May 2.

  • Annual Trout Day event returns for 16th year
    As spring settles into the area, it brings along with it an opportunity to take in all of Mother Nature's glory at Forestville State Park with the 16th annual Trout Day hosted by Spring Valley resident Jim Wernimont, owner of Limit Creek Fishing Rod Company, on Saturday, May 7.

  • Kingsland students to take stage  with giant man-eating plant in May
    The thespians – and a giant, man-eating Venus flytrap puppet named “Audrey II” – take the stage at the Spring Valley Community Center on Friday, May 20, to perform the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Kingsland cast will continue performing Saturday, May 21, for a dinner theater and Sunday, May 22, for a matinee.

  • ArtHaus will host activities and events for youth and adults in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 22.

  • Lanesboro Arts will present “Now is the Time,” an original multimedia piece created and performed by Julie Johnson (musician/composer) and Tamara Ober (dancer/choreographer) that speaks to the human experience of the four seasons through live music, dance and film at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. 

  • Another meeting on the possibility of trying to draw a Veterans Affairs home to the Spring Valley area has been set for Wednesday, April 27, at the Spring Valley VFW Hall.

  • Southeast Minnesota Historic Bluff Country will be holding its annual meeting on Thursday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Stumpy's conference room in Rushford. 

  • The Spring Valley Historical Society will be hosting its annual dinner and meeting on Sunday, April 17, at the Faith United Methodist Church, located at 617 Maple Lane in Spring Valley. 

  • The public is invited to attend an open house Tuesday, April 12, in Spring Valley to learn about Highway 63 concrete pavement repair and curb ramp improvements in Spring Valley, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

  • Drama students bring ‘The Curious Savage’ to stage next weekend
    At times it seems society is motivated solely by greed and dishonestly, but when looking closer at people, one will realize that good and kindness still exist. 

  • The annual Fillmore Central spring band concert is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m. in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. This change in schedule avoids a conflict with other important school activities.

  • Good Earth Village is holding an open house on Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. 

  • Empty Bowls supper set for April 9
    “This is a simple soup supper, with the soup provided by congregational volunteers,” explained Chatfield High School Student Service Club (SSC) member Kaylie Bernard, telling about the upcoming cooperative Empty Bowls Project supper April 9 meant to raise funds for the Chatfield Community Food Shelf and the Fillmore County Food Shelf in Preston.

  • The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation (SVACF) welcomes the public to attend its fifth-annual banquet on Saturday, April 16, at the Four Daughters Winery in rural Spring Valley.

  • The Mabel Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, March 28, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Mabel American Legion. Blood donors with all blood types, especially those with types AB, O, B negative and A negative, and platelet donors, are encouraged to make an appointment to donate. 

Voting Rights for Felons

Currently, felons in Minnesota must fulfill their probations or parole before having their voting rights restored, but some Minnesota senators believe these voting rights should be restored sooner for felons who are no longer incarcerated. Do you agree?


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