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Don Blegen shows the photograph from the 1903 train wreck. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Don Blegen shows the photograph from the 1903 train wreck. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:01 AM

SPRING VALLEY, WI – On Sunday afternoon, March 19, the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall was the place to be for the informative history talk given by Don Blegen, local retired teacher, professional wildlife photographer, historian and brother of deceased author, historian Doug Blegen.

  • Blegen recalls battles, floods in local history talk

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – On Sunday afternoon, March 19, the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall was the place to be for the informative history talk given by Don Blegen, local retired teacher, professional wildlife photographer, historian and brother of deceased author, historian Doug Blegen.

  • Stagehands’ ‘Joseph’ opens this weekend

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens this weekend at the Spring Valley Stagehands Theatre!

  • Creekside Coffee – hand-roasted beans for your cup

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Creekside Coffee Company is owned by David and Connie Jones of Spring Valley, Wisconsin; they are a delightful couple of retirement age health care professionals.

  • Farmers tackle big issues at country’s largest organic farming conference

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The proposed organic check-off program, integrity of imported organic grain, and successful organic practices were among the hot topics at the 28th Annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin from, February 23 -25, 2017. A crowd of nearly 3,100 people braved wintry conditions in the region to attend the three-day event, which was organized by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).

  • Meet the Brothers of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Stagehands are excited to bring the musical classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to the stage this March/April.

  • Chief Shafer given last goodbye [VIDEO]

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Sacred Heart Catholic Church was filled to overflowing on Thursday, March 2 for the visitation, and on Friday, March 3 for the funeral mass for recently retired Spring Valley Fire Chief Terry Shafer. The beloved Chief died unexpectedly from a heart attack while playing cards with his brothers on Saturday, February 25.

  • Fishing is slushy, but good for Ice Fishing Derby [ALBUM]

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Mother Nature almost stole the Spring Valley Lions Club 17th Annual Ice Fishing Derby, as she did in 2016 when the Lions had to cancel. But not in 2017; it was slushy out on Lake George at the Eau Galle Recreation Area, and the Corp of Engineers had pink cautionary signs up saying “Danger! Unsafe Ice Conditions for Vehicles,” but fishing was good. And fun for the many participants of the annual fundraising event.

  • Eau Galle Recreation and Dam using geothermal power to go green

    SPRING VALLEY, Wis. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District’s Eau Galle Recreation and Dam is going green by using geothermal energy. Eau Galle now has the first building in the St. Paul District to use a geothermal system for heating and cooling, and Corps officials hope to save thousands of dollars in energy costs.

  • Advocates celebrate success of Sneakers ‘senior dining’ program

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – In 2015, Heather Conway, Manager at the ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) of Pierce County met with the board of Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put. She wanted feedback on how Spring Valley could improve their dwindling senior dining turnout.

  • The Spring Valley community is in shock and mourning after Spring Valley Fire Chief Terry Shafer died suddenly on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley community is in shock and mourning as the word has spread that recently retired Spring Valley Fire Chief Terry Shafer died suddenly last Saturday, February 25, 2017.

  • Education Foundation has successful annual gala

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Education Foundation had a successful Gala on Sunday, February 20. Foundation Board Chair Kevin Larson noted that the flu bug seemed to take its toll on attendance, but he said that it was an average turnout considering the last-minute cancellations that morning. The only problem was what to do with the leftover food.

  • Stagehands present ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

    SPRING VALLEY, WI –The Spring Valley Stagehands theatre season launches with the musical classic “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Final touches are being made before this energetic production hits the stage on March 23, 2017.

  • Sheriff recovers stolen trailers, skid steers, more

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – On Saturday February 11, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Dept received a call from a victim who believed their stolen skid steer was located at a property at N7082 330th St – Spring Valley, Wisconsin in the Town of Gilman (Pierce County), WI.

  • SV 5th graders visit SVHRC for Valentine’s Day

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – On Monday morning, February 13, the fifth grade students along with their teachers Diane Jameson, Kristin Larson, Ong Lo and Donna Schwartz traveled to the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center (SVHRC) to sing to the residents and deliver Valentines. Everyone had a great time together – students, teachers, residents and staff!

  • SV Wrestling takes another regional title; 5 advance to individual sectionals

    CLEAR LAKE, WI – For the sixth straight year the Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestling team has advanced to the team sectional tournament, this time by the slightest of margins.

  • SVHS students participate in All-Conference Honors Choir, Band

    SPRING VALLEY, WI -- Select members of the Spring Valley High School Choir and Band participated in the Dunn-St. Croix All-Conference Honor’s Project this past January 25 and January 28, 2017.  This year Spring Valley had 30 students selected to perform together with other top students from Boyceville, Elmwood, Plum City, Durand, Colfax, Elk Mound, Mondovi, and Glenwood City.

  • Spring Valley Public Library Update

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Before I get into the wall of dates that is our upcoming book and film club meetings, story time listings, and crafting schedules, I want to introduce three major new programs dropping in soon.

  • SVHS takes 2nd at State Science Bowl

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley High School National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) team has been preparing since mid-October of last year meeting twice a week to study with their advisor, science teacher Mr. Mike Kvalheim. All of that hard work of studying paid off last weekend, February 4 and 5, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for their regional statewide competition at the Lake Sturgeon Bowl where they garnered a Second-Place finish.

  • Elm Valley Veterinary Clinic conducts annual vaccination clinics

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Every year the Clerks of Pierce and St. Croix County send out their “Notice to Dog Owners” to be published in the newspapers per the State of Wisconsin statutes that require publication be made between January 1 and January 15, which states in brief that for “all owners of dogs in Pierce/St. Croix County, rabies vaccination and dog licenses are required under the (Wisconsin) statutes.”

  • Education Foundation honoring 4 at annual gala

    SPRING VALLEY, WI - The Spring Valley School District has had some wonderful students come through its doors over the years, some of them went on to do some tremendous things all over the world. Others stayed right here at home and did some tremendous things right here in our own schools.

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