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Halls of History—Then the tax bills started arriving

I always have done a lot of reading. People have always asked me how I had so much time for reading. I call it multitasking. 802 more words


Music teacher hopes thief has change of heart, returns custom-made props

SPRING VALLEY, Calif.  – A volunteer music teacher is teaching his second graders without his books or music props after they were stolen.

Bob Ross is a retired engineer whose been volunteering at La Presa Elementary School in Spring Valley for 10 years.   195 more words


A Break From The Cold

Enjoying the warm air in the Spring. Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.


Man pleads guilty to sex crimes in Fillmore County

PRESTON, Minn. – A man accused of sexually abusing two boys has pleaded guilty.

29-year-old Brandon James Peacock of Stewartville was arrested in December 2015 and charged with six counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and six counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct.  124 more words

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Spring Valley woman drives into the back of a semi

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A car rear-ended a semi in Olmsted County Tuesday morning, injuring one person.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the semi driven by 51-year-old David William Lewis of Marquette, Wisconsin was stopped at a red light on northbound Highway 63 when it was struck from behind by the car driven by 31-year-old Michelle Marie Lecy of Spring Valley. 44 more words

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Old Town Farmers’ Market Newsletter | 11 February 2017 – Issue 102 | City of Alexandria

Warmer weather and farming  
While we’re excited as market shoppers for all of this unseasonably warm weather, keep your fingers crossed that the typical February cold comes back soon!  323 more words


Teen arrested after elderly man dies in hit-n-run crash

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. – An 18-year-old man was behind bars Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Spring Valley.

Andrew Wesam Thouzen of El Cajon was allegedly behind the wheel of a northbound 2000 Mercedes-Benz sedan that hit the 75-year-old man as the victim was walking across Sweetwater Road near Tyler Street around 10 p.m. 130 more words