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Every nook and cranny of the Fest Building receives a magical holiday touch. These moose happily watch over the Festival of Tree visitors. MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE  HERALD
Every nook and cranny of the Fest Building receives a magical holiday touch. These moose happily watch over the Festival of Tree visitors. MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:39 AM

“Silver and gold, silver and gold, mean so much more when I see, silver and gold decorations

on ev'ry Christmas tree.” These words bring to mind Burl Ives endearing rendition of this song from the movie, “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.” Silver and gold will be shimmering at the Fest Building this week as it has been transformed into a silver and gold wonderland for the 2014 Houston County Festival of Trees.

  • Spring Grove students excel at Sumdog math competition

    Spring Grove Elementary School students did well at the Southeastern Minnesota Sumdog Contest.

     
  • Festive holiday celebration at Senior Dining

    It was a festive Thanksgiving celebration at the Semcac Senior Dining site in Spring Grove on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

     
  • The Spring Grove School Board contracted for some special planning services last week. Taking the advice of Superintendent Rachel Udstuen, directors voted to hire Southeast Service Cooperative (Rochester) ”facilitators” for two full days of sessions.

     
  • On Nov. 18, Houston County commissioners helped to facilitate a city of La Crescent annexation.

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council made it official last Tuesday, voting to certify the 2015 levy at $600,000. That compares to $500,000 in 2013 and $548,000 in 2014.

     
  • Civil War-era 'Call to Colors' presented at school

    This year, raising the American flag in military style was conducted prior to the annual Veterans Day observance at Spring Grove Public School.

     
  • Houston County officials convened seven public hearings on Thursday, Nov. 20.

     
  • Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove has coordinated a community event around National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November while also highlighting related ongoing programs available throughout the year.

     
  • Fest Building sparkling with silver and gold for Festival of Trees

    “Silver and gold, silver and gold, mean so much more when I see, silver and gold decorations

    on ev'ry Christmas tree.” These words bring to mind Burl Ives endearing rendition of this song from the movie, “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.” Silver and gold will be shimmering at the Fest Building this week as it has been transformed into a silver and gold wonderland for the 2014 Houston County Festival of Trees.

     
  • Veterans honored and remembered

    Hands held over hearts, hats removed from heads, arms in a sharp salute as the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  This was the sight and sounds at the Veterans Day program at Spring Grove Public School. The entire student body, teachers, staff, guests, and veterans attended the program that began with a flag raising in front of the school followed by the program.

     
  • Spring Grove man bags monster whitetail

    Dedication, determination, and a dollop of luck came together for bow hunter Luke Onstad about a month ago. That's when he crept into a half-picked Houston County cornfield for a chance at a monster.

     
  • When Sarah Schroeder threw her hat in the ring in this year's Spring Grove mayoral race, she had some specific and some general goals in mind. Schroeder will take office in January.

     
  • With only about a dozen airplanes currently based at the Houston County Airport, local officials are concerned about the future of the facility.

     
  • Bench for Bucks fundraiser benefits SG sports

    The third annual Bench for Bucks fundraiser brought together students, alumni, and trainers for a good cause last Saturday – the Spring Grove Public Schools weight training room.

     
  • Salvation Army — helping those in need

    Signs of the upcoming holiday season are starting to appear from décor in stores, to television commercials, and craft fairs. Soon there will also be sounds of the holiday season that includes the chiming of bells, bells that are being rung by Salvation Army volunteers.

     
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