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Albert Langdon


Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Albert Eugene Langdon, age 91, died March 6, 2014 at the Spring Valley Senior Living. He was born August 2, 1922 to James & Lucy Langdon, in Rowan, Iowa.

Albert attended Rowan Public School graduating in 1940, where he was an outstanding outfielder on the baseball team. After graduation he farmed with his dad and spent one summer performing with the Joey Chitwood Auto Thrill Show until enlisting in the Army.

After his discharge, he married Ione Stadtlander on July 6, 1945. They started farming on their own and in 1960, purchased the farm near Ostrander where they raised grain and livestock. After retiring from farming he worked as a farm machinery mechanic for Biel Implement in Spring Valley and Hadland and Osterud, Inc. in Ostrander, Minn. He and Ione raised three children, Bruce, Kent and Carol.

A WWII veteran, he was a paratrooper, Riflemen 745 qualified sharpshooter with the M-1 rifle, performed reconnaissance ahead of advancing troops and radioed the information back to company headquarters. He was awarded the European African Eastern Theatre Ribbon with one battle star Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman badge and good conduct medal.

He was a Civil Air Patrol member and enjoyed flying his Luscombe two seat passenger airplane. As a CAP member, he helped man the ambulance at the local race track and provided search and rescue assistance. He loved riding motorcycle, owning a Harley when first married and later purchasing a Honda that he rode until the age of 82. He was happiest when he could help out his neighbors with mowing, snow blowing and mechanical repairs and spent many hours working in his yard. He especially enjoyed shooting pool with friends and family, stock car racing, fishing, playing Canasta, 500, Hearts and Rummikub. His granddaughters were his pride and joy and he and Ione spent lots of time caring for them in Oshkosh, Wis.

He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and a lifelong member of the American Legion and VFW. In 2011 he took the final Honor Flight trip out of Rochester to Washington, DC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Sena, wife Ione, three sisters and two brothers and granddaughter, Rachel.

Survivors include his children: Bruce and Donna Faye Langdon, Ash Flat, Ariz., Kent & Diane Langdon, Oshkosh, Carol and Roger Sanford, Spring Valley, and two granddaughters.

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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting. All school board members were present. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, minute review of the February 19, 2014 meeting, March 2 ..... 
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Health care...

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

To the Editor, I read Mrs. Nyenhuis’ letter about health care and some red flags were very apparent to me. I found it hypocritical of her to talk about how well her knee is doing and how lucky she is to have her husband after his diabetic trauma ..... 
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Not in my back yard...

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

To the Editor, As I have tried to study silica sand mine issues in southeastern Minnesota, I have to say I am a bit disappointed in Minnesotans. It appears that our stance is one of “let’s do what we can to prevent silica sand mining in southea ..... 
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Professional Engineering Services changes in Spring Valley

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night and spent a short amount of time discussing the proposal for Professional Engineering Services from Yaggy Colby Associates. There was a letter from Yaggy Colby to City Administrator Deb Zimmer in regar ..... 
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Cowboy Church Announcement

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Faith & Worship

A Cowboy Church Service will be held on March 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. Please call 507-346-2830 with questions or directions or visit our web page at 222.faithsv.net. Sponsored by the churches of the Maple Leaf ..... 
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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Black Hawk Aviator, former Kingsland grad, visits home

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Even as a young boy growing up in the community of Spring Valley, Minn., Eric Mathison knew he was destined to join the military. A long line of proud and dedicated servicemen in his family definitely had an impact on Mathison’s vision of his futu ..... 
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Donald Reiland

Tue, Feb 18th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Don Reiland, age 80, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, Minn. Donald Allen Reiland, the son of Max and Ethel (Johnston) Reiland was born November 5, 1933 in Farmington, Min ..... 
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