"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Monday, July 6th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
< | 1 | 2

Kingsland School District...


Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the closing of the Wykoff building. This, and a previous letter by Lynn Kidd, former Wykoff school board member, has raised some alarms for me about this deal.

Apparently a committee was formed to study and review closing the Wykoff school and build a new one in Spring Valley. Cost would range from 7 to 17 million dollars. Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t we only a fourth of the way to paying off the last 13 million dollar building we put up in Spring Valley? Those supporters who pushed that through distinctly said, “if we build it they will come”, meaning more students. It hasn’t happened! Enrollment went the other way!

Also, it was interesting to note that the committee looking into this was loaded totally with academia. There was not one farmer, business man, house wife, blue collar worker, truck driver, or retiree, on this committee.

It seems like every time a new superintendent shows up here, they want to build a new monument to themselves. Five years later or so, they move on and we are stuck paying the bill.

People, I implore you to pay very close attention to this situation!

Norm Eastvold

Spring Valley, MN



******

Due to a technical error, we are re-publishing this Letter to the Editor submission, since the latter portion was not included in the one that ran on Monday, February 3, 2014

Kingsland School District ...

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about Spring Valley flooding

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley was flooded again this week. Has the City ever considered a dike? A dike does not have to be a big, ugly earthen wall. Have you seen the nice row of locally quarried retaining wall rock stacked up at O’Connell’ ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about defending position

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you will allow me to defend my position, I would like to clarify to what I said that Mr. Grehl took offense with. I lived in Germany for three years. My duties took me into parts of Germany & France that even some German and Fr ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about Erding commentary

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Your article is right on Jeff; too bad that Yvonne didn’t do a little history reading before she wrote. Her opinions on history and gun control are not factual. Yes, Hitler & Stalin were dictators but what made them Dictators? ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about frac mining

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

Letter about frac mining To the Editor, As a lifelong resident of southeast Minn., I’ve been reading with interest the information being put forth by the pros and cons of the Frac Sand debate. I personally see more pros than cons in this debate. ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about democracy

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates p ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about Voter ID amendment

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Please join with me to oppose the Voter ID amendment. AARP Minnesota opposes this amendment because many seniors in assisted living and nursing facilities do not have up-to-date photo identification cards. If residents have photo IDs ..... 
[Read the Rest]
< | 1 | 2