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Band and choir students from Spring Grove High School, along with their chaperones and directors, made many memories on their seven-day trip to Florida and Walt Disney World. The group visited all four Disney parks, including Magic Kingdom where they are shown, posing for a photo near the famous Disney castle. COURTESY OF JON SPELTZ
Band and choir students from Spring Grove High School, along with their chaperones and directors, made many memories on their seven-day trip to Florida and Walt Disney World. The group visited all four Disney parks, including Magic Kingdom where they are shown, posing for a photo near the famous Disney castle. COURTESY OF JON SPELTZ
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:48 AM
For many reasons, the recent Spring Grove band and choir trip to Florida and Disney World was one the students will always remember. For some, it was a first time traveling outside the tristate area, to others it was traveling to a place that was full of adored characters, to others it was a final trip with classmates as their high school careers have been completed, and to another it was about saving a life.
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    Making Spring Grove a sustainable community where residents, visitors and businesses thrive is the vision of Spring Grove Area Past, Present and Future, Inc., (SGA*PPF). For some time, this organization has been “hibernating,” however, after some informal conversations regarding Spring Grove’s future, it was realized there was a need for a more formal community-wide plan of action that would involve and engage multiple groups, organizations and businesses in the community. These goals aligned with this long-standing area nonprofit organization and it was determined that reviving this organization would be the logical next step.

     
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    The Spring Grove City Council got some bad news on Tuesday, June 16. Police Chief Paul Folz reported the engine on the department's nine-year-old SUV squad had let go during a high-speed response, in all likelihood breaking a timing chain.

     
  • Linguist works with locals to  preserve Norwegian-American dialect
     

    Stroll the streets of Spring Grove and one might just hear bits and pieces of Norwegian being spoken; attend a Sons of Norway meeting and it’s likely one will hear even more spoken.

     
  • The nature of public input on public building projects sparked debate among Houston County commissioners last week.

     
  • Disney trip creates  memories to last a lifetime
    For many reasons, the recent Spring Grove band and choir trip to Florida and Disney World was one the students will always remember. For some, it was a first time traveling outside the tristate area, to others it was traveling to a place that was full of adored characters, to others it was a final trip with classmates as their high school careers have been completed, and to another it was about saving a life. 
  • High school seniors receive a boost for their future

    The school year was nearly complete and the Spring Grove seniors were itching to complete their high school careers and look to the future of continuing their educations. Post-secondary education is expensive; any little extra boost is beneficial in helping pay for college costs.

     
  • Spring Grove Police Department becomes more mobile with computers inside vehicles

    The Spring Grove Police Department now has computers mounted within their vehicles. This computer system is something the entire county is working toward transitioning all vehicles to, but the Spring Grove Police Department is the first department in Houston County with 100 percent utilization.

     
  • After conducting five public hearings, the Houston County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval for three “conditional use” and two “interim use” permit applications.

     
  • Houston County commissioners split their votes by a now-familiar three-two margin on Tuesday, June 9.

     
  • Flag Day ceremony provides  proper disposal of American flags

    Flag Day was observed on Sunday, June 14, across the country. It is not a day filled with parades or cotton candy and live music. Instead, it is a day that is more quietly celebrated in many areas.

     
  • Spring Grove Herald sold to Spring Grove couple

    An agreement has been reached to transfer ownership of the parent company of the Spring Grove Herald to a local couple, Paul and Heather Gray of Spring Grove.

     
  • On June 12, state lawmakers returned to St. Paul in order to approve spending provisions for K-12 education, environment and agriculture, and jobs and energy during a one-day special legislative session.

     
  • Super heroes unite as summer  reading program gets underway

    Summer brings thoughts of more relaxed days for children; days they can fill lazily without school schedules or homework. These types of days are just made for grabbing a good book and venturing outside to a shady tree or climbing in a swaying hammock or cuddling up in a cozy bed and reading and taking off on an adventure.

     
  • Logan rides again

    Last year, the 23-year-old Spring Grove native rode a bicycle across the state of Wisconsin — traversing 247 miles while pedaling from Milwaukee to La Crosse. This summer, he's set himself a much bigger goal.

     
  • Merchants Bank donates  to Spring Grove Boy Scouts Troop

    The Boy Scouts of America Troop 55 of Spring Grove received $522 in Merchants Bank’s 5-4-5 event for area nonprofit organizations, according to Teresa Fegyak, who is coordinating the event for Merchants.

     
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