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Houston County residents meet with FEMA and Minnesota DNR representatives to check out new flood risk maps, which will affect flood insurance rates. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Houston County residents meet with FEMA and Minnesota DNR representatives to check out new flood risk maps, which will affect flood insurance rates. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:30 AM

New technology is redrawing the flood insurance rate maps of Houston County, residents learned at an open house hosted by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week.

  • Spring Grove man builds relationships through volunteering

    Finding joy in helping others; that is one reason that Lee Hoekstra of Spring Grove volunteers in the community.

     
  • Merchants Financial Group, Inc., (MFGI) held its annual meeting Thursday, April 9, formally reporting income to shareholders and re-electing four members to the MFGI Board of Directors.

     
  • The Senior High Knowledge Bowl team of Spring Grove High School completed its successful season that included a trip to the state meet.

     
  • Star readers get star treatment!

    Seventy-five students ranging from kindergarten through sixth grade at Spring Grove Public School were recently given the “STAR” treatment as they took time out of their active schedules to purposefully read.

     
  • Learning about the people who first lived in Minnesota

    How did Minnesota receive its name? Was it from the settlers or did it come from the people that originally inhabited this land?

     
  • Various road projects and legislative issues discussed at association meeting

    The Houston County Township Officers Association (HCTOA) held its annual business meeting on April 9 at Good Times in Caledonia. President Richard Markos presided.

     
  • New FEMA maps could affect landowners in the county

    New technology is redrawing the flood insurance rate maps of Houston County, residents learned at an open house hosted by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week.

     
  • Burned twice in the past by vetoes,  tax chair believin’ there’s hope this time

    The last time Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) chaired the House Taxes Committee was in 2011-2012. He was on the frontlines of solving a $6 billion General Fund deficit, with the focus squarely on raising revenue and cutting programs. It took a government shutdown and special session to resolve the budgetary imbalance.

     
  • Spring Grove Communications holds annual membership meeting

    The tables at the Fest Building in Spring Grove were filled as patrons of Spring Grove Communications (SGC) gathered for their annual membership meeting and dinner on Tuesday, March 31.

     
  • The Houston County Planning Commission convened a single Conditional Use Permit (CUP) hearing on Tuesday, March 31. Richard Thesing of Brownsville Township requested the CUP, which would allow “substantial land alteration in a shoreland district.”

     
  • New band instructor begins this week

    A noteworthy change is happening this week at Spring Grove Public School – the instrumental music director’s baton is being passed on to a new instructor, Willy Leafblad.

     
  • Local man reflects on years of service

    In 1955, Private First Class Garland Moe looked across Chimu Bay, Okinawa, thinking of home. Remarkably, the young Minnesotan found himself in charge of a crew running an $8 million fuel facility belonging to the U.S. Army.

     
  • “Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease is estimated to reach 7.1 million — a 40 percent increase from the 5.1 million age 65 and older affected in 2015,” states the Alzheimer’s Association’s Website, www.alz.org.

     
  • New commissioner sworn in, agreement  for shared Extension officer continues

    Fillmore County First District Commissioner Mitch Lentz was sworn in by Third Judicial District Judge Matt Opat at the opening of the Tuesday, April 7, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Following his oath of office, board chairman Duane Bakke addressed the entire board and Lentz, saying, “Welcome everybody…it’s nice to have a full table again. And welcome to the party.”

     
  • Out for trout: Fishing season opens April 18

    The soft “plink” of a tiny spinner hitting the water or the settling of a dry fly as it descends like thistledown both mark an important date for many Minnesotans – the opening of trout season.



     
Prom

In the United States the average family will spend $919 on prom - down six percent from last year. Do you think this is too much, too little or just right?




 

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