Letterwerks Sign City
 
VBC Video
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | > | >>

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, they usually have the address from their former home. Currently, nursing home staff can vouch that residents do live there. Other states with Voter ID laws have made exceptions for nursing homes, but the current proposed amendment does not. If I were living in a nursing home because I couldn’t walk or see, I would still want to vote.

Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Charities, the service arms of our churches, also oppose the photo ID amendment. They work with very poor people who move around a lot for various reasons, who rarely have photo IDs with their current address. The problem is that in their current chaotic lives, their birth certificates may be lost, and paying to get one so they can get a Voter ID card so they can vote is too much work and too much money.

Another problem is the distance to the county courthouse to get a voter ID. Residents of Finland, Minnesota have a polling place in town, but to get a current ID they must travel 80 miles to their courthouse, not an easy trip for frail elderly voters. Let’s preserve the right of seniors and poor people to vote. If a new amendment preserving absentee voting and making exceptions for nursing homes is put forward in two years, I might vote for it. But this amendment is unacceptable. Please join me in voting no to the Voter ID amendment.

Pastor Karen R. Grandall

Spring Valley, MN

Engagement - Price - Forland

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Price ~ Forland Heather Price and Matt Forland are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on October 5, 2012. Heather is the daughter of Bret and Angel Price of Boone, IA. She is a 2006 graduate of Boone High School and curren ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Engagement - Willie - Hammon

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Willie ~ Hammon Michael and Nita Willie of Randalia, IA announce the engagement of their daughter Fallon Elizabeth Ann Willie to Jason Leslie Hammon of Spring Valley, Minn. Jason’s parents are Carl Hammon and Bonnie Hammon of Spring Valley, Min ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Kingsland happy with the start of new school year

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers Kingsland School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent McDonald was present. All School Board members were present except Steve Tart. Consent agenda items were reviewed and accepte ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Edna E. Schultz

Wed, Sep 19th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Edna E. Schulz will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 21, 2012 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Rev Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be at the Martin Luther Cemetery in rural Spring Valley. Frien ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lucille Rathbun

Tue, Sep 18th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral mass for Lucille Rathbun will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, MN with Father Marreddy Pothireddy and Father Steve Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Corine Krahn

Tue, Sep 18th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Memorial services for Corine Krahn will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with Pastor Mark Rader officiating. Visitation will be held at Faith United Methodist Church from 5-8 P.M. ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Elizabeth M. Hare

Tue, Sep 4th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Elizabeth M. Hare will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, MN with the Rev Mike Hopper officiating. Burial will be in the Fillmore Cemetery. Visitation will be held ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery to host Nashville-based country artist Becky Schlegel

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

Spring Valley, MN. August 30, 2012—Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery will play host to Nashville-based country artist Becky Schlegel on September 7th. She’s visiting Minnesota from Nashville and the winery is on her tour schedule! Becky has be ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | > | >>