The bus brings students to Spring Valley Elementary School for the first day of the 2018-19 school year on Tuesday, September 4. Photo by Tracy Schillinger
The bus brings students to Spring Valley Elementary School for the first day of the 2018-19 school year on Tuesday, September 4. Photo by Tracy Schillinger

SPRING VALLEY AND ELMWOOD, WI – It is 2019, 2018 is passed into history, here is another look back with our “Year in Review” of the news from the pages of the Sun-Argus newspapers starting with September of 2018.

In the September 6, 2018 edition of the Sun-Argus we reported to you, “Schools open in Spring Valley, Elmwood - The 2018-19 school year begins; Spring Valley has new paving at MSHS.” School opened in Spring Valley and Elmwood on Tuesday, September 4 as the 2018-19 school begins.

… “We’re excited to have the kids back! It’s also SO nice to have a brand-new asphalt parking lot. Our custodians and contractors certain­ly accomplished a great deal this summer,” said SVMHS Principal Gretchen Cipriano…

Have a great school year everyone – it is only nine months to the end of school in May 2019!

In the September 13, 2018 edition of the Sun-Argus we reported on the disturbing, “Federal drug bust in Gilman leads to massive animal cruelty case - Sheriff requests ASPCA to assist rescue of 1,700 chickens and a dozen dogs.” On the morning of Thursday, September 6, Gateway News received two press releases from Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove describing an incident that occurred at N7789 County Road BB in Gilman Township (rural Spring Valley), Wisconsin. The inci­dent began as a Federal drug bust with the arrest of a male and female. The arrests led to a search warrant to recover illegal drugs – with that it was discovered there was an illegal dog and cock fighting operations on the site.

In the words of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) field officer V.P. Tim Rickey stated to this Gateway News reporter on site, “The condi­tions found here are unacceptable, filthy and unsanitary.”

Also, in the September 13, 2018 edition of the Sun-Argus we reported the good news, “Sailer’s keeps bringing home the ‘bacon!’ - Multiple awards lead to Hall of Fame and Independent Processor of the Year accolades” As Sailer’s Food Market and Meat Processing, Inc. celebrates its 95th year in busi­ness in Elmwood, Wisconsin, this independent outstanding regional destination for quality meats prod­ucts continues to “bring home the bacon” in the form of multiple awards that have now led to induc­tion in the American Association of Meat Processors, Cured Meats Hall of Fame Award and the Independent Processor of the Year accolade in 2018.

That takes us through September of last year in the Sun-Argus and next week we will continue with more of the “Elmwood/Spring Valley 2018 Year in Review.”