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Principal shares ‘special’ kiss
Puckering up to plant a peck purposefully on a pudgy pig may not have been what Spring Grove Principal Nancy Gulbranson had envisioned doing Tuesday night during the choir concert, but she was the “winner” of the Kiss A Pig contest sponsored by the Spring Grove Music Boosters. Ten teachers’ photos and names were placed on jars at various businesses in Spring Grove. People could “vote” for their favorite person to kiss a pig by placing money in the jars. The “winner” was the one with the most money. Gulbranson “won” with a vote of $163.06. Guidance counselor Scott Solberg placed second and art teacher Renee Eiken placed third. Overall, $725 was raised. The money raised from this contest goes into an account for the chaperones that will be going with the band and choir students on their trip to Disney World in June. Unsure of its moment in the spotlight, the friendly pig held still for its kiss from Gulbranson. Music Booster Board Member Cheryl Patterson is shown holding the pig, which is owned by Dan Alstad. MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Roger Tollefsrud met and spoke with former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole and his wife, former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, during the Freedom Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. COURTESY OF ROGER TOLLEFSRUD
Roger Tollefsrud met and spoke with former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole and his wife, former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, during the Freedom Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. COURTESY OF ROGER TOLLEFSRUD
Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:12 PM

Monday was Memorial Day; a day when communities in the United States gather to honor and remember those veterans who served and gave their lives for our country.

  • Yost J. Hershberger, 23, of Decorah, died Thursday afternoon after becoming trapped between a logging trailer and a large truck in rural Mabel.

     
  • Spring Grove man shares  honor flight experiences

    Monday was Memorial Day; a day when communities in the United States gather to honor and remember those veterans who served and gave their lives for our country.

     
  • Veterans honored with quilted hugs of gratitude

    Quilts of Honor are stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts. Quilts of Honor are quilted hugs of gratitude.

     
  • Several contests, challenges and festivities were held during this year’s Syttende Mai weekend. Winners of the parade, quilt challenge, drawing contest, pedal pull and car show have been announced.

     
  • Sheriff's department employee earns state award

    A Houston County Sheriff's Department employee has earned some recognition from the Minnesota Professional Law Enforcement Assistant’s Association (PLEAA).

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council discussed a recent increase in wholesale rates for electric power during its meeting last Tuesday, May 19.

     
  • Canton woman wins first place  in quilt guild’s challenge project

    “Childhood Memory” was this year’s theme for the Piecemakers Quilt Guild Challenge contest at the guild’s annual quilt show during Spring Grove’s Syttende Mai celebration. There were 10 entries in the competition, held May 16, at the Spring Grove Public Library.

     
  • The month of May is drawing to a close and June is just around the corner. June brings thoughts of warmer temperatures and pleasant evenings. Summer evenings are ideal for listening to live music, enjoying good food and visiting with friends and neighbors – it is the season of Music in the Park in Spring Grove.

     
  • The possibility of losing the now-vacant Houston County Jail to demolition has a number of local residents concerned, county commissioners were told last week.



     
  • Tricksters spin their tales on stage

    Trickster tales exist in nearly all cultures. Encyclopedia Britannica describes a trickster tale as “the trickster is ‘going along,’ [he] encounters a situation to which he responds with knavery, stupidity, gluttony or guile (or, most often, some combination of these). Often the trickster serves as a transformer and culture hero who creates order out of chaos. Frequently he is accompanied by a companion who either serves as a stooge or ultimately tricks the trickster.”

     
  • The Houston County Board of Commissioners received a comprehensive report from one of its key departments on Tuesday, May 12.



     
  • Spring Grove quilter finishes pieces started years ago by her mother

    Up, down. Up, down. Deftly and precisely goes Bernice Glasrud’s needle through the fabric. She has made this motion over and over and over again as she carefully and caringly hand-stitches quilts. Glasrud has been sewing since she was 8 years old; she is now 90 and shows no sign of slowing down or stopping the hand-stitching that fills her days with pleasure.

     
  • Training for new firefighters held Saturday near Spring Grove

    On Saturday, May 9, new firefighters had the opportunity for training at an old farmhouse on the Ed Troendle farm in Wilmington Township. The weather and wind direction were just right to conduct the training by instructors from Riverland Technical College of Austin.

     
  • Hesper Lutheran Church celebrates 150 years of faith

    Hesper Lutheran Church will mark its 150th anniversary during a weekend of special events, June 6 and 7. 

     
  • Syttende Mai weekend packed with festivities

    The Spring Grove community is gearing up to provide a fun and festive celebration in honor of Syttende Mai on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

     
Plastic Bag Ban

Nearly 200 cities in the United States ban the use of plastic bags. Do you think your city should do the same?


 

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