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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route


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

Members of the high school Professional Learning Community report to the Kingsland School Board. Pictured are left to right: Steve Tart, Paul Wilson, CJ Boerger, and Jennifer Orth. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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 2014 bills, policy review and policy adoption. The board also approved the contract for Principal Chris Priebe.

In Public Thank You and Recognition the board recognized St. Jude’s Medical Hospital for a donation of $5,000 for the Robotics Team registration fee. A thank you was given to Pheasants Forever and representatives Neal and Cindy Hinners for a $325 donation to the Trap Team. The Tootie Foster Scholarship was recognized for a $2,500 donation which goes to deserving seniors. State Farm Foundation and Ross Heusinkveld were recognized for a donation of $500 dollars.

In Public Comments resident Lynn Kidd approached the board to ask if the school board would be discussing what the agenda or format will be at the Community Meeting Tuesday, March 25, 2014, to which Doug Plaehn replied, “It is not currently on our agenda.” The board then moved on to the next item of business. Kidd commented to the Fillmore County Journal that he would like to urge residents to attend the Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Kingsland High School Cafeteria.

The FFA representatives reported that they have four teams going to state and two individuals. FFA week which included a barnyard, Ag Olympics, pancake breakfast, coloring contest and bowling was a success. Officer interviews for the 2014-15 team were held March 18, 2014 with a vote being held on March 20. The Chapter Banquet is April 21, 2014. The State Convention is April 27-29.

In Spotlight on Education, 3rd grade teachers gave a presentation and discussed math curriculum, I Can Statements, intervention groups, and explained how they are preparing for the MCA’s. Some classes have now gone paperless by having students do work on iPads. The KHS Math PLC group discussed their S.M.A.R.T goal and how they are trying to improve their NWEA MCA math scores.

Finance/Facilities committee met and had a conference call discussing the financial planning modeler. The initial cost would be $4,950 plus a yearly fee. The committee had a presentation on the senior class trip and also discussed adding a bus route. It would cost approximately $35,000 a year to have another bus rout .....
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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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Spring Valley City Council raises ambulance service rates

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, February 10 and had a short meeting. Council Sets Rates for Ambulance Service The council approved changes to the Rates Charged For Services for the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service. In an effo ..... 
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