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Spring Grove High School juniors, Brady Schuttemeier and Jordan Anderson were recognized as the ExCEL nominees from this district for their excellence in community, education and leadership. JON SPELTZ/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Spring Grove High School juniors, Brady Schuttemeier and Jordan Anderson were recognized as the ExCEL nominees from this district for their excellence in community, education and leadership. JON SPELTZ/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 11:00 AM

For the past 19 years, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has recognized high school juniors “who are active in school activities, who show leadership qualities and who volunteer in their communities” with the ExCEL award — Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership.

  • The Spring Grove City Council held a special meeting on Thursday evening, Feb. 26, to publicly discuss matters regarding union negotiations before going into a closed session.

     
  • During a meeting of the Spring Grove Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Tuesday, Feb. 24, director Tom Monson reported that building a complete set of infrastructure (including sewer, streets and curbs) at the Spring Grove Commercial Park could cost $1.3 million. This figure comes from the latest estimate from engineering firm WHKS. However, public utilities director Paul Morken is tackling the topic as well and has proposed some cost-saving alternatives, he said.

     
  • Little hooter makes surprise appearance in Wilmington

    The trees near our home provide good habitat, attracting a wide variety of feathered friends to the numerous bird feeders. From the kitchen windows, we enjoy watching the activity of the birds. I guess you could say I “give a hoot” about birds.

     
  • The Houston County Planning Commission convened a pair of public hearings last week and discussed a significant change to the county's land use plan.



     
  • Houston County commissioners discussed their draft-mining ordinance with county attorney Samuel Jandt at their meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 24, but did not vote to enact the measure.



     
  • Juniors recognized as  ExCEL Award nominees

    For the past 19 years, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has recognized high school juniors “who are active in school activities, who show leadership qualities and who volunteer in their communities” with the ExCEL award — Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership.

     
  • Spring Grove City Council says no to frac sand

    The Spring Grove City Council took a stand on frac sand mining during its Feb. 17 meeting.

     
  • On Feb. 17, Houston County commissioners tackled a fairly short agenda.

     
  • First grade students become authors

    How many first grade students can say that they are authors of a book? The first grade students in Jill Bjerke’s classroom at Spring Grove Public School can say that because they wrote and illustrated a book – “Earth’s Habitats and Our Wild Animals.”

     
  • Young guests make presentation to Spring Grove School Board

    The Spring Grove Public School board meeting was held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, due to the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday. All board members were present and there were several guests in attendance for a special presentation.

     
  • The public weighs in: Residents strongly opposed to frac sand mining in Houston County

    In county government, most public hearings are lightly attended at best. But in spite of a weekday venue and a 10 a.m. start time, that wasn't the case last week in Caledonia.

     
  • Local student advances to final spelling bee

    Seventh grade student Amelia Solum was the Spring Grove School district spelling bee winner in January. Her win qualified her to participate in the regional spelling bee that was held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester.

     
  • Ski jumping — a Spring Grove tradition

    About a hundred years ago, crowds of spectators lined up to watch ski jumping in rural Spring Grove.

     
  • Spring Grove Public School Board member Thomas Trehus plans to hold monthly listening sessions at a local café in an effort to hear from local residents in the school district.

     
  • Local gift shop adds new owner

    Flowers, hand­-pored candles, jewelry, painted furniture, repurposed items. All of these things can be found at A Gift to Gab in Spring Grove. Recently they closed for about a week to freshen up and re-stock their store. They also made a few changes.

     
Frac Ban

Do you think the Houston County board made the right decision when they voted against a ban on frac sand mining?


 

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