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Spring Valley ambulance director to retire August 15


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council heard a presentation by Brian Hoff of Fillmore County that furnished information on the 2014 levy and the effect it will have on taxes. Meeting at 5:30 was the Board of Review to give the public an opportunity to question property values. The total value of the City of Spring Valley is $113,879. New construction is $375,000. Ag/rural land came in at $6,420 and residential valuation is $86,724. Seasonal valuation was $1,168 and commercial at $18,389,300. Exempt and public utilities was rated at $113,619,500.

The Fillmore County 2014 Assessment Summary stated that the 2014 assessment year continued to see prices increase for agricultural land. There were 45 agricultural sales that resulted in a median ration of 75.4 percent of the estimated market values. Productive tillable land sold as high as $10,000 per acre. The median value of tillable land is now at $7,150 per acre. Pasture value is now $2,700 per acre and woods value is $2,500. Waste land stayed at $1,800 per acre.

Throughout the county there were 191 residential/seasonal rec residential residential sales. The overall median ration for the county was 98.9 percent of the estimated market values. The cities of Harmony, Mabel and Peterson all required a decrease in value. Peterson’s reduction in value was based on the five year history of sales. Preston and Rushford cities had a value increase.

Twenty-three commercial sales county wide had a median ration of 94.8 percent of the estimated market values. Chatfield city had the required sample set of six commercial sales that required a reduction in value of 5 percent.

There were no members of the public attending the Board of Review and the regular meeting was convened at 6.

Griffin Construction Co., Inc. was awarded the bid on a section of CR 1 from Spring Valley north to the county line. The cost to the County was $656,977 and $50,809 for the City.

Next on the agenda was a letter from Jim Cooper announcing his intentions to retire as ambulance director effective Friday, August 15, 2014. Todd Jones asked if there will be a retirement party and Administrator Deb Zimmer stated that they will do what they normally due when someone retires. Bires asked what the next step would be and Zimmer said they will “deal with it in a work session.”

Council approved a Proclamation recognizing the week of May 18-24 as Emergency Medical Servic .....
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Margaret E. Isenberg

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Margaret E. Isenberg died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.  She was born Margaret Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Elmer and Mary Jane (Adams) Thompson in Goldfield, Iowa on November 22, 1926. On August 30, 1947, Margaret ..... 
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Kingsland early childhood programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) is the childcare program located on site in the elementary school in Spring Valley. This program serves students preschool through 5th grade 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost ..... 
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Carol E. Hamersma

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Carol Hamersma, age 66, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was born April 14, 1947 in Spring Valley to Albert and Ella (Jensen) Musel. She was the youngest daughter of 12 siblin ..... 
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Carol E. Hamersma

Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Carol Hamersma, age 66, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was born April 14, 1947 in Spring Valley to Albert and Ella (Jensen) Musel. She was the youngest daughter of 12 siblin ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council hears request over abandoned property

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

Paul Mittelstadt is not happy. Mittelstadt lives at 303 Huron Avenue in Spring Valley and is concerned with what is happening at an abandoned house at 301 Huron. According to Mittelstadt, the property has sat there for over 30 years attracting roden ..... 
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Information and opinions given at Kingsland community meeting

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The community meeting and facilities discussion held at the Kingsland High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 was well attended with school board members, administration, Kingsland staff and residents reviewing a large amount of information ..... 
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Marijuana bust takes place in Alco parking lot

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Police Reports

Drug charges are pending against two men after their arrest Tuesday night in the Alco parking lot in Spring Valley. Darrell Luttrell, age 21, of Albert Lea, Minn. and Thomas Sarenpa, age 23, of Blaine Minn. were arrested after Southeastern Minneso ..... 
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Pancakes in Whalan

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

Whalan’s Taste of the Trail Committee will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 6th from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The breakfast will be held in the newly remodeled Whalan City Hall in Whalan, Minn. Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast and som ..... 
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