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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 Allegiance the school board approved consent agenda items including board agenda, minute review of the December 16, 2013 and January 8, 2014 meetings, January 2014 bills, policy review, and policy adoption.

In Public Thank You and Recognition Land O’ Lakes was recognized for a volunteer grant in the amount of $2,000 and BP Amoco for a donation in the amount of $2,150 towards the softball program. Also recognized was the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC) in the amount of $18,551, with special thanks to Ag instructor Kristal Brogan for working towards the grant, which will be used to start a food chemistry class at Kingsland next year. Superintendent McDonald also recognized Deb Amundrud, KES paraprofessional, for over 14 years of service.

Although there was a larger than normal public attendance at the Kingsland School Board meeting on January 22, 2014, there were no public comments. There were also no student reports.

In Spotlight on Education assessments have been developed which have shown benefits in teaching students. Students have been given three part MTA tests giving examples of performance in math and science. Kingsland PLC members explained what they have accomplished this school year and discussed their Math Club and I Can Statements.

The Finance/Facilities Committee met on January 8, 2014. Discussion included how the school buildings are holding up during the cold weather, the one day closing of Minnesota schools by Governor Dayton, and schoolfinance.com.

Curriculum/Personnel met on January 13, 2014. A discussion was held on the position of secretary and lane change. Also discussed was Deb Amundrud and her many years of service, resignations, and the My Foundation program. The committee also talked about the weather day at Kingsland.

The Policy/PR Committee met on December 18, 2013 and reviewed the first and second readings of policy review, social media and the Kingsland website, and the staff parking policy.

Principal Hecimovich stated that semester finals are almost complete, NWEA winter assessments have begun with information being sent out to parents on Blackboard .....
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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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Jean Guy

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Jean Guy died Saturday, January 18 at home. She was born Jean Ann LaRose, daughter of Joseph and Betty (Maurer) LaRose in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 22, 1957. On November 26, 1981, Jean married Gary Guy. She enjoyed playing Bingo, trying her luck ..... 
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Bernice Osterhus

Tue, Jan 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Bernice Osterhus, age 97, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Spring Valley Care Center. Bernice Janet Larson was born August 11, 1916 to John B. and Julia Larson in Buckeye, Iowa. She attended school until the 8th gr ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2014

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on January 13 and approved a long list of first of the year business. The minutes from the December 9 and December were approved. The January Preliminary Accounts Payables consisting of eight pages was approved a ..... 
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Betty Lou Taylor

Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Betty Lou Taylor, age 83, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Monday morning, January 13, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Betty Lou was born September 12, 1930, was born in Adams, Minn., the daughter of Leonard and Myrtle (Rogne) Harding. She a ..... 
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Norbert “Bert” Nass

Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Norbert “Burt” Nass, age 76, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Friday morning, January 10, 2014, at his residence. Bert was born August 23, 1937, in Hutchinson, Minn., the son of Edward and Louise (Schroeder) Nass. He was raised in Hutchinson and ..... 
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Mary Smith

Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Mary Smith, age 77, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville, Minn. Mary Jane was born January 23, 1936 in Rochester, Minn. to Louis and Hazel Boucher. On December 10, 1952, she wa ..... 
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