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Spring Valley celebrates Ag Days 2013


Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Mud Volleyball participants enjoy a dirty game. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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 geared toward many varied interests.

A Cutest Pet Contest was held at Spring Valley Senior Living on Tuesday, August 13 with owners proudly showing the pets they love so much. Great theatrical performances were given by the Brave Kidz who performed “Seven Dwarfs” and the Brave Community Theatre gave a wonderful performance of the musical “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

History came to life when the Spring Valley A&W hosted its 17th Annual Cruise Night with the theme “Take a Cruise Back to the 50’s and 60’s” and the history lesson continued at the Spring Valley Historical Museum which was open for visitors to take a stroll back in time.

Additional history could be seen at the Antique Tractor Show which was held in front of Sunshine Foods. Organizers Joe Besdicek, Dennis Hillesland, and Dave Vreeman stated that this year is the 25th year for the Antique Tractor Show and that the 2013 show was dedicated to Glen Van Grevenhof. Van Grevenhof started the Tractor Show and is currently hospitalized. There were many tractors of different sizes and age to view and the organizers were more than happy to share their knowledge of the equipment.

Quilts of every size and color could be admired at the Quilt Show held at the Spring Valley Public Library. Janet Czapiewski, organizer of the Quilt Show, was on hand and proudly showed each and every quilt as if she had made them all. Many members of the quilting club brought in superb quilts that show their talent. Several of the quilts were made by Czapiewski who has made quilts for her nine children, 27 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Janet explained she has three more great-grandchildren on the way so she never seems to run out of projects! One quilt at the show which Janet made was named “Carnival” and is a bold black and white pattern. Janet won first place and honorable mention at the 2013 Fillmore County Fair with her quilting ability.

Golf was on the schedule for many on Friday with a shotgun start four-man best ball golf tournament. The participants played nine holes and enjoyed food and drinks following the tour .....
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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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The Spring Valley Fire Department

Fri, May 24th, 2013
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The Spring Valley Fire Department responded to a fire at 135 S. Broadway late Sunday afternoon. The apartment building had four units, two of which were occupied. The apartment where the fire is believed to have started had been unoccupied for over ..... 
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SMIF brings people together

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
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By Jason Sethre On Thursday, April 18, at the prestigious and award-winning Four Daughters Winery and Vineyard located on the outskirts of Spring Valley, Minn. Tim Penny and the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) staff hosted an event ..... 
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A & W: The Hot Rod of Restaurants

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
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By Jason Sethre The Spring Valley A & W Drive-in is rich with history tied to food, fun, and hot rods dating back to 1956 when the original owners Roger and Marge Simpson brought this restaurant to life in the small rural farming community. Back ..... 
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Almanzo Bike Race coming to Spring Valley

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
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By Jade Sexton Chris Skogen of Rochester has been riding a bike since he was a kid, and as he grew into adulthood, he rode his bike in many races. In 2007, he decided to start something unique of his own. “I wanted a different way to race,” ..... 
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Spring Valley business owners making themselves at home

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
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In January 2013 the Spring Valley Inn & Suites began operating under new ownership. The new owners are Munish and Raj Kaushal. Munish and his wife Raj have two boys, Aryan, age 4, and Arav, age 3. Munish stated they like the Spring Valley area ..... 
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Kingsland will be featured in EDTECH Magazine

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
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The Kingsland School Board met Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland conference room with a full agenda. All members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. All consent agenda items were approved including February ..... 
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