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Kingsland School District...


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

To the Editor,

The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the closing of the Wykoff building. This, and a previous letter by Lynn Kidd, former Wykoff school board member, has raised some alarms for me about this deal.

Apparently a committee was formed to study and review closing the Wykoff school and build a new one in Spring Valley. Cost would range from 7 to 17 million dollars. Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t we only a fourth of the way to paying off the last 13 million dollar building we put up in Spring Valley? Those supporters who pushed that through distinctly said, “if we build it they will come”, meaning more students. It hasn’t happened! Enrollment went the other way!

Also, it was interesting to note that the committee looking into this was loaded totally with academia. There was not one farmer, business man, house wife, blue collar worker, truck driver, or retiree, on this committee.

It seems like every time a new superintendent shows up here, they want to build a new monument to themselves. Five years later or so, they move on and we are stuck paying the bill.

People, I implore you to pay very close attention to this situation!

Norm Eastvold

Spring Valley, MN



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Due to a technical error, we are re-publishing this Letter to the Editor submission, since the latter portion was not included in the one that ran on Monday, February 3, 2014
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Spring Valley florist receives recognition as an FTD premier florist

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.- Carol, Jacob and Jered Gehling from Spring Valley Greenhouse & Floral have recently been designated as an FTD Premier Florist. This elite recognition is only available to top quality florists that are a part of the 100 year-old ..... 
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Diane M. Schwartz

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Diane M. Schwartz, age 62, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, February 4, 2014, at her home following a four month battle with lung cancer. Diane was born March 30, 1951, in Mankato, Minn., to Orlando and Ruth (Bartsch) Olson and gradu ..... 
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Ione Erdean Langdon

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Ione Langdon, age 91, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Ione Erdean Stadtlander was born June 25, 1922, the daughter of Fred and Ida (Muhlenbruch) Stadtlander. From 8th grade until gra ..... 
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Evelyn M. Rathbun

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Evelyn M. Rathbun, age 75, formerly of Spring Valley, Minn., died Wednesday January 29, 2014 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester, Minn. She was born September 8, 1938 in Rural Spring Valley to Wilbur and Hazel (Lenz) Rathbun. She attended schoo ..... 
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Kingsland School District ...

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present. Following the Pledge of Allegi ..... 
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Paul Martin Eastwold

Tue, Jan 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Paul Martin Eastwold, 75, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Paul was born to Lloyd and Delia (Lawson) Eastwold on May 1, 1938. He graduated from LeRoy-Ostrander High School in 1956 and served in the Arm ..... 
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Rack's Bar and Grill in Spring Valley contributes to local economy

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Progress Edition

Steve and Karla Tart purchased their business in April 2013, but their vision had started way before that. For years the Tart family had been customers at Tootie’s, a bar and grill, in Spring Valley. Three of four years prior to buying the busine ..... 
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