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Musical Comedy, “Paint Your Wagon” coming


Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Commentary

“Got a Dream Boy, got a song, paint your wagon and come along! “So says a well-known song from the musical comedy, Paint Your Wagon. With music by Lerner and Lowe, the show debuted on Broadway in 1951 and will hit the stage as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration of Brave Community Theatre in Spring Valley, August 15-18.

It’s the story of a crusty old miner, Ben Rumson, who finds gold while digging a grave and thus the historic California Gold Rush begins.

Miners are happy to pan for gold, but with the only girl in town being Rumson’s young daughter, soon the men of Rumson town have a yearning. A Mormon with two wives arrives and one of them, Elizabeth, agrees to be auctioned off. Rumson has the high bid, but soon it is evident she has fallen in love with his partner.

Finally, a stage coach with Cherry and her Fandango girls arrive and the frivolity begins, just as the gold runs out. Rumson decides to leave and departs singing “I Was Born Under a Wandrin’ Star.”

“They Call the Wind Maria,” “There’s a Coach Comin’ In,” and “I Talk to the Trees” are just a few of the songs the audience might remember from the movie with Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin.

“It’s a very large cast and a rollicking good time,” said Laurie Helmers, Artistic and Musical Director of the show. “We have a wonderful cast drawn from all over the area.”

Past participants of Brave Community Theatre are invited to a reunion reception to be held every night after the show.

The show begins at 7:30 pm each evening at the Spring Valley Community Center, 200 S. Broadway, with pre-show entertainment half an hour ahead. Tickets are available at the door or presale at Sunshine Foods, Salon de Chic in Spring Valley or on line at: www.bravecommunityspringvalleysite.com Produced by special arrangement with Tams Whitmark.
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Ethel M. Vreeman

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Ethel M. Vreeman Ethel Vreeman, age 94, of Spring Valley died Thursday July 26, 2012, at the Spring Valley Senior Living where she had resided for about 1 ½ years. Ethel Mae Grooters was born September 16, 1917, near Greenleafton to James and A ..... 
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Cutest pet contest and root beer floats during Ag Days

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

Does your pet have what it takes to be a star? Spring Valley Senior Living is hosting a “Cutest Pet Contest” August 14, during Ag Days. All pets must be in cages or on a leash and must have current rabies vaccination. Residents and tenants o ..... 
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Engagement-Welch ~ Lecy

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Amber Welch and Dirk Lecy are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Amber is the daughter of Bruce and Janet Welch of Spring Valley, Minn. Dirk is the son of Linda Lecy and the late Floyd Lecy of Spring Valley, Minn. Amber and Dirk will be united in marriage at The Old Barn Resort in Preston, Minn. on August 4, 2012. The couple will reside near Stewartville, Minn. ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses pool-related issues

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Features

By Gary Peterson “The Spring Valley Swimming Pool has a leak and is losing 7,000 gallons a day through the bottom of the pool.” Park Director John Fenske brought the problem to the City Council on Monday night. He said that he will probably ..... 
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Work on South Broadway in Spring Valley is underway

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on June 11, 2012, and approved the first pay request to Elcor Construction Company of Rochester. $212,313.60 was approved for the South Broadway construction project. As the work proceeds this su ..... 
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Loretta A. Tart

Mon, Jun 11th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

LORETTA A. TART, age 92, of rural Spring Valley, Minn., died Wednesday morning, June 6, 2012, at the Stewartville Care Center. Loretta was born April 28, 1920, the daughter of Gustave and Augusta (Winters) Bornfleth in Forestville Township, ..... 
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Spring Valley approves four liquor licenses

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

The Spring Valley City Council met on Wednesday and accepted the resignation of Dave Schopper’s from the Street Department. The Council thanked Schoppers for the many years he was employed by the city. As a result of his resignation the Council wi ..... 
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New Fillmore County officer in Spring Valley

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

As reported from the Spring Valley City Council meeting on May 14, a new officer will be on duty from the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Daryl Jensen informed the Council that Deputy Samantha Keasling will be filling in for Kevin Beck i ..... 
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