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Spring Valley briefed about SE Minnesota Initiative Fund

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson

Jennifer Nelson representing the Southeast Minnesota Initiative Fund appeared before the council and explained the objectives of the organization in the coming year. She said that the priorities would be Economic Development and Early Childhood. Funding for the projects will come through SMIF to individual Counties. Fillmore is in line for approximately $80,000.

Board member Sue Kolling said that Farmland Retention will be another subject. That consists of farmers that give a gift for land in hopes that it will be retained by members of the family to keep values and traditions in the rural area.

David Wetter appeared before the council to address the possibility of having their property annexed into the city of Spring Valley. His property 2310 West Tracy road is currently surrounded by the city. As part of the action Mayor Struzyk said he would be meeting with Public Utilities next month to discuss providing water from utilities and sewer to be provided by the city. There is approximately 11 acres that serve as open space for the eight horses on the property. There will be a conditional use permit that will have to be obtained through the Planning and Zoning Commission for final approval.

The upcoming budgets and work sessions to deal with LGA funds which have decreased over the past three years.

The South Park might be seeing some permanent toilets in the near future to get rid of the porta potties. The city is currently spending $500 per month for rental of the Porta potties. The council discussed the hesitancy of people at the park to use the portables and inquiring into the costs that might be realized by making the upgrade.

The concession stand came up as a discussion item. The city is considering to hire part time summer help to work in the stand. Mayor Struzyk said that perhaps different church groups could volunteer to staff in and donate their hours.

Spring Valley Ambulance Association received permission from the Council to send one of their ambulances to Grand Meadow, Minn. to take part in a disaster drill in September. Council didn’t have a problem if it didn’t result in some staffing issues in Spring Valley.
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Kingsland prepares for 2013-14 school year

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Kingsland Conference Room. All school board members were present along with Superintendent McDonald. Consent Agenda Items were approved including the minutes review ..... 
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Spring Valley celebrates Ag Days 2013

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

By Barb Jeffers Good old fashioned fun and some mud filled fun took place in Spring Valley, Minn. during the city’s annual Ag Days celebration. Ag Days took place from Tuesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 with a full schedule of events ..... 
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Lilly Ann Welch & Matthew Kyle Welch

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Kyle and Heather Welch of Spring Valley, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their twins, Lilly Ann and Matthew Kyle. They were born June 17, 2013. Lilly weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 inches long. Matthew weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 1/ ..... 
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Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt, 90, died August 9, 2013 at Spring Valley Senior Living Care Center in Spring Valley, MN. On September 16, 1922, Lenora was born to Bert T. and Etta Rose (Krieger) Bly at the family home on Washington Street in Spring Vall ..... 
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Highway 16 between Spring Valley and Preston opens to traffic

Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 16 in Fillmore County from Spring Valley to Preston is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Highway 16 had been closed while crews conducted culvert repairs. Motorists shoul ..... 
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Lloyd R. Rathbun

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lloyd R. Rathbun, age 84, of Cambridge died July 27, 2013 at Prairie Senior Cottages in Isanti. Lloyd Raymond Rathbun was born October 2, 1928 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Perry and Minnie (Forester) Rathbun. He was raised with five siblings in ..... 
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Heusinkveld’s named 2013 Farm Family of the Year

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. — This year, 75 families from throughout Minnesota will be honored as a 2013 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. The families will be recognized in ceremonies set for 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at the ann ..... 
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There will be Drama at Kingsland

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

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met July 15, 2013 in the conference room at Kingsland High School. All board members were present with the exception of Steve Tart and Deb Larson. Also present was Superintendent McDonald. Minutes of t ..... 
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