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Ag Days fields fun for all


Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The Spring Valley American Legion marks the beginning of the Ag Days Parade 2014. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town.

Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and theatre took center stage on Wednesday with the Brave Kidz Theatre play followed by the Brave Community Theatre’s production of “Mame” at the community center. The plays were performed both Saturday and Sunday giving everyone a chance to see the local talent in action.

An 18th Annual Cruise Night was held at the A&W complete with prizes on Thursday and the fun continued at Valley Lanes with music by Trouble Shooter to end the night.

Sunshine Foods parking lot was filled with the Antique Tractor Show for the weekend giving farmers and city folk the opportunity to see how things were done in the past. While reminiscing about the past another great stop was the Spring Valley Historical Society Museum which was open during Ag Days for visitor’s to take a step back in time.

Additional events on Friday were golf, kickball, and softball tournaments, Garden Club Flower Show, an ice cream social, and an antique tractor drive.

South Park was a busy place the entire weekend with many activities taking place such as three inflatable bouncy houses which children always enjoy, a sand pile, playground equipment, and many types of food and treats.

The Knights of Columbus were also busy in South Park as grill master Jerry Wolf cooked up the meat while Paul Klockeman, John Glady, and Mike Blanchard served hungry patrons.

Friday evening brought an emotional VFW flag retirement and candlelight vigil for POW/MIA’s at the Veteran’s Memorial.

Johnny Ringo’s had a DJ for entertainment Friday night and Fireworks ended the evening activities as people enjoyed the sights and sounds from their porches, lawn chairs, and blankets.

More competition was in store on Saturday with a fishing contest, a 6K run, sand volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament, and the Little Husker 1K which included hundreds of kids from ages 2 -12 who all received free t-shirts and a medal for completing the course.

Kids of all ages enjoyed watching Magic by Not Your Average Joe as he called for some volunteers from the crowd. Jackson Pettes, 11, assisted the magician and said, “It was fun because the magic .....
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Four Daughters breaks ground on expansion

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When Vicky Vogt first dreamed of starting a vineyard and opening a winery, she, like all new business owners, hoped it would do well. After opening the doors of Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery on December 15, 2011 the business has so exceeded expe ..... 
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Spring Valley Area Community Foundation banquet discussion centers around DMC

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

“There is no doubt that the epicenter of DMC is Rochester,” said interim President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jerry Williams. However, there is also no doubt that the neighboring towns in Fillmore County like Spring Valley will fee ..... 
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Spring Valley Area Community Foundation banquet discussion centers around DMC

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

“There is no doubt that the epicenter of DMC is Rochester,” said interim President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jerry Williams. However, there is also no doubt that the neighboring towns in Fillmore County like Spring Valley will fee ..... 
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Black Hawk Aviator, former Kingsland grad, visits home

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
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Even as a young boy growing up in the community of Spring Valley, Minn., Eric Mathison knew he was destined to join the military. A long line of proud and dedicated servicemen in his family definitely had an impact on Mathison’s vision of his futu ..... 
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Christmas on Historic Broadway 2013

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
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For the eighth consecutive year the lights on Broadway in Spring Valley, Minn. were a little brighter than usual during Christmas on Historic Broadway, which took place on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The annual event brings residents and visitors ..... 
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Spring Valley celebrates Ag Days 2013

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
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By Barb Jeffers Good old fashioned fun and some mud filled fun took place in Spring Valley, Minn. during the city’s annual Ag Days celebration. Ag Days took place from Tuesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 with a full schedule of events ..... 
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Spring Valley resident celebrates her 97th Year

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
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By Barb Jeffers Her words of wisdom are few - “keep active and keep moving” says Maggie Gragert, a resident of the Evergreens at Spring Valley Senior Living in Spring Valley, Minn. Born on June 28, 1916, Maggie just turned 97 and continues t ..... 
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Almanzo Road Race hits Spring Valley

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
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By Gary Peterson, Mitchell Walbridge As people gathered on the weekend of May 17-19 for Spring Valley’s annual WilderFest, many also participated in the seventh annual Almanzo Road Race. This year’s Almanzo Road Race bicyclists set out from ..... 
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