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Holiday sounds echoed throughout the gymnasium last Monday evening during Spring Grove High School's holiday choir concert. The junior choir, women's group, men's group, chamber choir and senior choir all performed including audience sing-a-longs. The evening ended with the song, "One Candle" that combined both the junior and senior choirs, shown here, for a jubilant finish to the concert. MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 9:03 AM
The Spring Grove City Council voted to advertise for a full-time Corner (liquor) Store/Fest Building manager on Dec. 16.

  • Sounds of the season echoed throughout the Spring Grove School gymnasium on Monday night at the winter band concert.

     
  • Following the annual truth in taxation hearing on Dec. 15, the Spring Grove Board of Education certified the levy payable in 2015 at $590,763. That's $39,612 (7.19 percent) more than last year.

     
  • Houston County commissioners are drawing ever closer to deciding what to do with an historic building – the county's now vacant 1875 jail.

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to advertise for a full-time Corner (liquor) Store/Fest Building manager on Dec. 16.

     
  • BOA allows variances

    The Houston County Board of Adjustment convened four variance hearings on Thursday, Dec. 18.

     
  • School board members receive Citizens Recognition Award

    Three people were recognized last week at the choir concert at Spring Grove High School with the American Education Week Citizens Recognition Award. This year marked the 93rd annual American Education Week, which is a time to "celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring every child receives a quality education," explained Spring Grove School Superintendent Rachel Udstuen. This year’s award winners were Eric Bjerke, Michelle Borreson and Kristy Folz.

     
  • Benjamin Standahl joins SGPD

    The city of Spring Grove hired Benjamin Standahl as a full-time police officer on Dec. 2. Already busy now assisting police chief Paul Folz, Standahl found a few minutes prior to the start of one of his shifts to sit down for some questions with the Herald.

     
  • Mother, daughter work together to write book on family history

    The holidays are a time when families gather and often share stories of Christmases past which may also lead into the telling of many other family stories. Stories told in this way are priceless bits of family history that can easily be forgotten; remembering and recording these stories in some form are important in preserving the stories for future generations.

     
  • Masonic Lodge matching funds donated to food shelf

    The Houston County Food Shelf has recently seen its inventory increased from area food drives from schools, churches, and community organizations. It also recently received a large monetary donation in the amount of $8,289.63 from the Houston County Festival of Trees event. This donation will do a lot for the food shelf, as the Caledonia Masonic Lodge will also match it.

     
  • Giants hosts traditional Norwegian Christmas

    Spring Grove's Giants of the Earth Heritage Center celebrated Juletrefest on Dec. 13, as participants marked the holiday season. Centuries-old customs were brought to life for the event.

     
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is issuing an air pollution health advisory for the southern half of Minnesota, extending from Thursday afternoon into early Sunday morning.  

     
  • Individuals at ABC Works recognized for years of service

    This fall, Houston County ABC Works held its annual awards banquet at which individuals were recognized for their service. Two individuals from Spring Grove were recognized for their 35 years of service, Dale Stone and Jody Engrav.

     
  • Generous community giving benefits local organizations

    The holiday season is upon us; a season of giving to family, friends, loved ones, and others in the community. Our communities’ generous spirits are shown in many ways — through donations to the Houston County Food Shelf, ringing the bell for the local Salvation Army, purchasing toys and gift items for Houston County Care & Share, and supporting the Houston County Festival of Trees.

     
  • Proposed Houston County mining  ordinance goes to the public for review

    After 21 meetings over nearly eight months, Houston County's mining ordinance study committee has completed its task.

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to hire a full-time police officer on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

     
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