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Kingsland sets ballot for November 8


Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Kingsland School Board met on August 15 in regular session. Members present were Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald. Troy Asher was absent.

The board unanimously approved the consent agenda items, including the agenda, prior minutes, August bills, adding Amber Uhlenhake as an authorized signer for Kingsland’s financial matters, first reading of several policies, second reading of several policies, and a number of staff resignations and hirings. Policy first readings were: Legal Status of the School Board, School Board Officers, Operation of the School Board, School Board Procedures, and Order of Regular School Board Meeting. Policy second readings were: Student Discipline, Student Sex Non-discrimination, Internet Acceptable Use, School District System Accountability, Uniform Grant Guidance Policy regarding Federal Revenue, and Health & Safety. Superintendent McDonald gave public thanks to the Osterud Winter Foundation, for donation of $800 for portable two-way radios, $800 for the accelerated reader program, and $800 to the music department.

Doug Plaehn summarized the August 8 meeting of the Finance/Facilities/Personnel committee, and said the committee suggests moving ahead with the operational referendum, to maximize usage of Tier Two funding. The impact of this referendum would be approximately $206,000. Deb Larson gave an update on the August 1st meeting of the Policy/PR/Curriculum committee.

Doug Plaehn read a resolution calling for the school district general election, to elect three board members to four-year terms. The resolution was unanimously approved. Plaehn then read a resolution for the special election, which includes the operating referendum of approximately $206,000 and the facility cost of approximately $13,715,000 for acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, as investigated and decided upon by the board in recent months. Plaehn explained the operating referendum and facility cost will be put to the voters in two questions on the November 8 ballot.

Regarding the resolution, Gwen Howard asked, “When we had our special meeting, we were handed out information on the cost for the facilities, and the list of items that were going to occur…Is this all-inclusive, or if this passes, will that list change?”

Plaehn replied, “If this passes, then they’ll go into the desig .....
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Spring Valley hires EMTs, sets public hearing

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, August 8, 2016. Members were in attendance were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. The council approved minutes of the previous meeting, and Preliminary Acc ..... 
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Kingsland to put facility referendum on ballot

Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

August 3, a special meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held to consider the operational costs associated with the facility options being proposed. All board members were present (Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Gwen Howar ..... 
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Pauline M. Carson

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Pauline M. Carson Pauline M. Carson, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Friday July 22, 2016 at the Spring Valley Senior Living, where she had resided for seven weeks. Pauline was born April 22, 1930 in Rural Fillmore County to Edward and Len ..... 
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Kingsland facility costs mulled

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Kingsland School Board met on July 18 in regular session, with all members present (Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Gwen Howard and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald). Jeff Erding addressed the board, s ..... 
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Patricia L. Johnson

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Patricia L. Johnson, age 87, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, July 12, 2016, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Pat was born July 20, 1928, in Turtle Creek, Penn., the daughter of Royal and Alice (Hunter) Stephenson. She moved to Chi ..... 
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Letter about why is County Road 1 still rerouted ...

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

Letter about why is County Road 1 still rerouted ... To the Editor, Someone in the know explain to me why County Rd. 1 north through Spring Valley, which is currently under construction for three years, is still routed up to the Kingsland School a ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Abrielle Joy Rowe

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Abrielle Joy Rowe A daughter, Abrielle Joy, was born to Matt and Holli Rowe of Spring Valley, Minn., on May 9, 2016. Abrielle weighed 7 lb 11 oz. and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her siblings, Aiden and Adalyn. Grandparents ar ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Gage James Johnson

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Gage James Johnson A son, Gage James, was born to Joel and Courtney Johnson of Stewartville, Minn., on May 16, 2016. Gage weighed 8 lb. 5 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brother, Keegan. Grandparents are Bobby ..... 
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