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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Just some of the lights now on display at Handy Andy Park in Spring Valley. Photo by Kaye Bird
Just some of the lights now on display at Handy Andy Park in Spring Valley. Photo by Kaye Bird
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:01 AM

SPRING VALLEY, WI – As holiday traditions go, this one is pretty darn new, but if the Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce has anything to say about it, it’s a tradition that’s here to stay.

  • Handy Andy Holiday Lighting, a great tradition

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – As holiday traditions go, this one is pretty darn new, but if the Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce has anything to say about it, it’s a tradition that’s here to stay.

  • Among Friends and Neighbors - Ron Thompson shares his story (Part I)

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – For over 56 years, Ron Thompson has been serving the dairy industry in Wisconsin working as a field man milk tester mostly in Dunn, Pierce and St. Croix Counties. It is a job he is dedicated to and one that he loves.

  • Spring Valley Live Nativity warms the heart in spite of cold
    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Sunny, but finger-numbing cold weather didn’t deter cast members or the community from having their hearts warmed by the Live Nativity presented by members of the Spring Valley Youth Group in the grotto of the Spring Valley Congregational Church parking lot last Sunday, November 30, 2014. Once again the manger grotto scene was complete with visiting livestock including a camel. 
  • Morgan Rustad gets first buck on opening day

    Morgan Rustad of Spring Valley, Wisconsin graduated from Hunter’s Safety in October. She received a great “graduation present” on opening day, November 22, 2014 of the deer gun season. Morgan harvested a 9-point buck in Buffalo County, which was her first buck. 

  • Breath and Bodywork celebrates 10 years in the Valley (Part II)

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – “Massage is really a profession of the heart. Entrusting your body to a stranger makes you vulnerable and is a very big deal. I never take that for granted, and my goal is to make a difference in someone else’s life. It’s an awesome thing to love what you do that much and to touch so many people . . . literally.”

  • SVE wrestlers take first at Ellsworth Invitational

    ELLSWORTH, WI - Very few teams have ever brought home an Ellsworth Invitational Tournament first place plaque. Ellsworth has held on to it for the last 11 years, but this year, the SVE Wrestling Team broke that streak and claimed the champion plaque for its own.

  • Buy a chance to win a great hand-crafted toy barn and support the local food pantries

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – This is the sixth year in a row that Orlin Anderson Santa’s “Chief Elf Toy Building Maker” has spent hours and hours creating a beautifully constructed hand-crafted a toy building to be raffled off to benefit the Spring Valley and Elmwood Area Food Pantries.

  • Breath and Bodywork celebrates 10 years in the Valley (Part I)

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – On December 13, 2014, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, there will be plenty of excitement for the children when Santa Claus comes to Spring Valley, but it’s not just the children who are in for a treat that morning.

  • Palumbo's annual Spring Valley Food Pantry collection scheduled

    SPRING VALLEY, WI - Jack and Karin Palumbo will be once again be collecting food and hygiene items for the Spring Valley Food Pantry all day on Saturday, December 13, 2014, in front of Spring Valley Foods at S422 McKay Avenue in Spring Valley. 

  • ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ is a must-attend event

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Take everything you remember about Christmas pageants of your youth or as an adult; add six Herdman kids—the black sheep so to speak—and you have one very funny play that not only manages to make people laugh, but also to make them think and perhaps to even wipe away a tear or two.

  • SPRING VALLEY, WI  – Shoppers can choose to have their change support programs for local children and families during the upcoming Round Up for Kids fundraiser at Spring Valley Foods.

    Throughout December, customers will have the option to round up their purchase total to the nearest dollar at the check-out to help the Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley (FRCSCV) provide parent education and support in the community.

  • JJR Power helps Vino in the Valley and others toast conversion to solar

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN – It's been a record year of solar conversion for JJR Power and small businesses in the metro area that includes Western Wisconsin, the energy firm announced. Now with the New Year around the corner, business owners like Larry Brenner are raising a glass to the cost savings that solar will deliver in 2015 and for decades to come.

  • Tom and Gloria Ryan celebrate 71st wedding anniversary

    SPRING VALLEY, WI - Recently the tenants at the Valley Villas Assisted Living helped Tom and Gloria Ryan celebrate 71 years of marriage. They were married on October 30, 1943. 

  • 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar coming at the Spring Valley Health & Rehab Center

    SPRING VALLEY, WI - Many of the Spring Valley Health & Rehab Center (SVHRC) residents have been helping make Christmas items for our enchanting 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar, so mark your calendar.

  • Ron Thompson rewarded for years of dedication

    BALDWIN, WI - Ron Thompson of Spring Valley has been serving the dairy industry for over 50 years, working mostly in Dunn, St. Croix and Pierce counties. It is this dedication that earned Ron the St. Croix County Dairy Service Award, which was presented by award sponsors AgStar Financial Services and the St. Croix County Extension on October 27. Ron was announced as the recipient of this award at the St. Croix County Fair this year.

  • Royal Hula girls make Halloween visit to SVHRC

    SPRING VALLEY, WI - On a cold and spooky Friday evening, October 31, 2014, seven beautiful Hawaiian Hula girls gathered at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center for music, dancing and refreshments. We all had an enjoyable time with the residents listening to wonderful music and seeing some very creative costumes.

  • ‘Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A’Dale’ is a resounding hit! [ALBUM & VIDEO]

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – “Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A’Dale” completed its run of performances at the Spring Valley Stage Hands Theater last Saturday night, November 15, 2014, and the reviews were unanimous it was “A resounding hit!”

  • Big changes coming to The Red Barn

    SPRING VALLEY, WI –First there were new owners, and soon there will be a whole new look. As of October 15, 2014, Randy and Gretchen Thom own the property at the intersection of highways 63 and 29 known locally as, The Red Barn.

  • Carter Turner honored as ‘District I Coach of the Year’

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – In 2012, the Spring Valley/Elmwood Wrestling team captured second place at the state wrestling tournament held in Madison, Wisconsin; it was a repeat performance in 2014. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that Spring Valley Middle/High school agriculture teacher and wrestling coach, Carter Turner was recently chosen by his peers as District I Coach of the Year.

  • Allyson M. Baier joins Schofield, Higley & Mayer, S.C

    MENOMONIE, WI - Schofield, Higley & Mayer, S.C., is pleased to announce the addition of Allyson M. Baier as Associate Attorney.


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