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Buyers and sellers who came from near and far, admired the collection of classics that came to town.  CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Buyers and sellers who came from near and far, admired the collection of classics that came to town. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:20 AM

Chrome gleamed and custom paint sparkled at the Spring Grove Fest Building last Saturday, as the rapid-fire staccato of equally polished auctioneers drew the attention of spectators. The third annual collector car auction was underway, and the house was packed.

  • On Sept. 15, the Spring Grove Board of Education set the 2014 proposed levy for property taxes payable in 2015.

     
  • On Sept. 16, the Spring Grove City Council attempted to set the proposed tax levy for 2015, but could not come to terms with where the numbers need to be set. Most of the amounts floated were between $600,000 to $675,000. The finalized levy was $500,000 in 2013, and 548,000 in 2014.

     
  • Houston County commissioners met again in closed session on Sept. 16. And once again, the reason provided was “for preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an individual subject to the board’s authority.”

     
  • Student artwork showcased at Spring Grove Public School

    Spring Grove Public School is proud of the talents that their students have. One way that they showcase the artist talent of the students is through the Student Art Gallery. At the end of each school year, art teacher Renee Eiken chooses several pieces of art to be framed and hung on the walls of the school as part of the Student Art Gallery.

     
  • Local Collector Car Auction draws national attention

    Chrome gleamed and custom paint sparkled at the Spring Grove Fest Building last Saturday, as the rapid-fire staccato of equally polished auctioneers drew the attention of spectators. The third annual collector car auction was underway, and the house was packed.

     
  • Several arrests were made by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office following complaints of persons going door-to-door selling paving services in Spring Grove Township. 

     
  • Working together and sharing ideas to make the school the best that it can be is the goal of the new open forum, “Let’s Talk,” that is beginning next week at Spring Grove Public School.

     
  • A former Houston County jailer has been charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct.

     
  • A sign-up night for Cub Scouts will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Fest Building in Spring Grove. 

     
  • The La Crosse County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men charged with second-degree burglary and theft in Houston County. Both counts are felony offenses.

     
  • Houston County residents will likely find higher property taxes on their truth in taxation statements again this year as a result of a 4 percent increase in the proposed levy passed by the Houston County board Tuesday, Sept. 9.

     
  • New inductees to the student art gallery

    Spring Grove Public School has many artists within its walls and their talent is showcased in artwork that is displayed throughout the school, including the student art gallery that displays the most outstanding pieces.

     
  • Heritage Center finishing garden and bronze sculpture

    The Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove continues to expand and improve. Most recently, and noticeably, the Heritage Center has been working on the exterior of the building and property. This summer they have created a special, picturesque garden including a water feature, decorative custom-created iron panels, a walkway and a soon-to-be-completed garden gate entrance.

     
  • Dust Bowl memories: Spring Grove was a refuge of green in the ‘30s

    As a young boy in the early 1930s, Darrel Sinclair of Spring Grove lived in South Dakota, out on the edge of the “dust bowl.” But when school was out, he recalls summertime visits to his mother's family. They lived in Spring Grove.

     
  • Spring Grove City Council members took some homework with them following their Sept. 2 session, tabling some sample ordinances and a new city policy for further study.

     
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