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Kingsland presented with Patriot Award


Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Board member Doug Plaehn receives the Patriot Award from Norm Hecimovich and nominator Jim Hecimovich. Photo by Barb Jeffers

By Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland School Board held their monthly meeting on April 15, 2013 in the Kingsland conference room. All members were present with the exception of Troy Asher. Also present was Superintendent McDonald.

In the first order of business consent agenda items were approved including April 2013 bills and policy adoption.

In public thank you and recognition, military veteran Norm Hecimovich was honored to present two Patriot Awards at the school board meeting. One Patriot Award was presented to Superintendent McDonald and the other was presented to the school board. Each board member and Superintendent McDonald also received a pin. Norm is the father of High School Principal Jim Hecimovich who has been active in the military and expressed the Kingsland schools support he has received when he has been called to duty. The Patriot Award comes from the Department of Defense and recognizes employers for the support they provide to the nominator.

Superintendent McDonald recognized the Robotics Team saying the entire school is “very proud of them” adding the group did “extremely well” and are looking forward to next year. Mr. McDonald congratulated the coaches, mentors, sponsors, and the kids.

Kingsland School has been given a School Finance Award. Kingsland has received this award several years in a row which is impressive. A thank you was given to the sponsors for the full page of Kingsland news in the Fillmore County Journal. These sponsors included Essig Agency, Greg Davids, First State Bank, and Sunshine Foods. An additional thank you was given to Cindy Gallea, a competitor in this year’s Iditarod, who gave a presentation to the Fifth graders.

The FFA report included news that 20 members will be attending the Region 8 banquet on May 5 and 33 people (10 teams) will be attending the State Convention on April 28. Finance/Facilities Committee met on April 3. One item of discussion was the sign fund. Curriculum/Personnel Committee met on April 8. Kindergarten round-up was held April 16. Teacher evaluations are finishing up. Policy/PR Committee met March 27. Policies for second reading were reviewed and the committee also viewed and discussed the Kingsland ad in the Fillmore County Journal.

The Business Manager report included an update on the budget and a review of the preliminary 2013-14 budget. 3.5 million of the 6 million dollar budget is .....
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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? ..... 
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Kenneth D. Barcel

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Kenneth D. Barcel, D.C., age 81, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed on to be with the Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home after a long battle with cancer. Ken was born in Minneapolis, Minn., May 22, 1931, the only child of William ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Aiden Levi Rowe

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Aiden Levi Rowe Holli and Matthew Rowe of Spring Valley, MN are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Levi. Aiden was born on March 19, 2013. He weighed 8 lb. and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Geff and Nancy Dornink of Fountain, ..... 
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Guest Commentary: Pipeline a safe source

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Commentary

By Dan Terbeest, Spring Valley I have read several letters against the Keystone XL pipeline. I am having trouble seeing why we should not build it. Some of the arguments make it sound like this is something new and we don’t understand the technol ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council talks chickens

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on March 25th and started off the meeting by opening the Public Hearing on the proposed Chicken Ordinance. Mayor Struzyk opened the hearing by saying; “there is a need for regulation of the ch ..... 
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Rita Ann Heusinkveld

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Rita Ann Heusinkveld Rita Ann Heusinkveld, age 75, of Spring Valley, Minn., was received by the Lord, Wednesday morning, March 20, 2013, at the Spring Valley Care Center following a lengthy illness. Rita was born July 12, 1937, in Lanesboro, Minn ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses EMT Incentives

By Kevin Blanchard

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Barb Jeffers Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Council members present were Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Tony Archer, and Jeff Vehrenkamp. Absent was Todd Jones. City Administrator Deb ..... 
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Birthday Announcement - Corbin John Keim

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Corbin John Keim Jeremy and Tonya Keim of Spring Valley, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Corbin John Keim. Corbin was born March 10, 2013, weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. He joins brothers, Cowan and Carter at h ..... 
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