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Spring Valley may receive Economic Development Grant


Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson

Spring Valley could be receiving $265,000 from the State of Minnesota in the form of an Economic Development Grant. The money is a result an extension of the Rochester .5 percent sales tax. The citizens of Rochester approved the ballot question on November 6, 2012, authorizing that extension. The total amount of funds to be shared by 17 communities is $5,000,000. The Sales Tax Distribution Agreement is to be approved by the Legislature. The proceeds of the tax exempt bond issue provided to Spring Valley may only be used for capital costs directly related to an eligible economic development project. The term “Capital cost” includes architectural, engineering, legal and similar project costs.

Troy Lange spoke to the Council about the new bridge under construction as part of the trail system. He was appearing on behalf of the local snowmobile club and presented the Council with a $500 check toward the construction of the bridge. The snowmobile club was given the OK to use the bridge by the Council and Lange was thanked for their donation.

Reports were received from the department heads. Jim Cooper had a written report that summarized the activity in 2012. The ambulance had 454 calls in 2012, which is the same as the year before. Currently there are 23 EMTs and two First Responders on staff. The recruitment of volunteers continues to be an issue.

Chad Hindt reported that the street department has been busy keeping the streets clear of ice and snow.

The Library report given by Dianne Swenson-Sikkink noted that Don Rose retired from the board. Bill Rowen and Shirley Gangstad as President and Vice President.

Park Director John Fenske said that the 3rd and 4th grade basketball ended Saturday. This year there was a total of 25 girls and 50 boys that took part.

Policy Coordinator Tim Rasmussen told the council that the new squad car has been ordered. He also handed out a report for the month showing the activity of the Sheriff’s department in Spring Valley.

Fire Chief Chris Czapiewski informed the council that they had responded to one call this month. The calls during 2012 totaled 31.
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Eleanor J. Augustus

Tue, Jan 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Eleanor J. Augustus will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 2, 2013 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Burial will take place at the Greenleaf City Cemetery in Greenleaf, Kansas at 1pm Monday February 4, 2013. Visitatio ..... 
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True Value to re-open in Spring Valley

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

A year and a half after a fire destroyed the basement and did major damage to the main floor of the True Value Hardware store building in Spring Valley, Minn., work has begun on a new True Value Hardware store that is being built in a different loca ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2013

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

It was mostly routine business at the Spring Valley City Council meeting Monday night. There were the usual approval of new year items. The city had recently asked for bids on materials to build a bridge for the trails over the creek by the ambul ..... 
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Spring Valley Senior Living offers free blood pressure screening

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Health & Wellness

Pictured: Spring Valley Senior Living home health nurse, Alyssa Christianson, takes Bernice Ostern’s blood pressure. Blood pressure screenings are offered free to area community members at Spring Valley Senior Living on the second Thursday of the ..... 
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Leonard E. Leutink

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Leonard E. Leutink Leonard E. Leutink, Sr., age 89, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Wednesday morning, January 2, 2013, at Spring Valley Senior Living. Leonard was born February 20, 1923, in rural Cherry Grove, Minnesota, the son of Henry and Carri ..... 
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Gail Bundy

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Gail Bundy Gail Bundy, age 90, a long time Spring Valley resident died Tuesday January 1, 2013, at St Marys Hospital in Rochester. He was born August 3, 1922, in Ames, Iowa to Columbus and Maude (Zook) Bundy. Gail graduated from Spring Valley Hi ..... 
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Joseph Hamre

Wed, Dec 26th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Joseph Hamre were held on Thursday December 27, 2012 at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church in Cherry Grove with the Rev Mark Rader and Rev Beth Perez officiating. Burial was in the Etna Cemetery Joseph Hamre, age 85, of ..... 
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Lucille Serfling

Mon, Dec 24th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Lucille Serfling will be held 1:30 Sunday December 23, 2012 at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev Beth Perez and Rev Mark Rader officiating. Burial will take place in the Cherry Grove Cemetery. Visitation will ..... 
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