The non-Amish community has been reaching out to Amish neighbors near Canton since Jan. 11, when a fire destroyed not only a home but is presumed to have taken the lives of two Amish men – Yost Hershberger, 58, and his son, Benjamin Hershberger, 18.
The Fillmore County News Leader and Bluff Country Newspaper Group co-owner David Phillips were recognized last week for excellence during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s (MNA) annual convention.
The Spring Grove Area Veterans Memorial Group, LLC, (SGAVMG) reports they are making excellent progress with the project to plan, design, fund, construct and dedicate a suitable memorial to honor Spring Grove area veterans.
For more than 90 years, there has been a national spelling bee in the United States. The national spelling bee is “administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company. Its purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives,” explains the Bee’s website, www.spellingbee.com.
The Spring Grove City Council approved a commercial building permit on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The document will allow Darcy Thorson to construct a new commercial childcare center at 206 2nd Ave. NW. The vote was unanimous, with just one council member (Nancy Nelson) not attending.
Houston County commissioners accepted the resignation of building maintenance foreman John Dollar, as well as the resignation/retirement of home health aide Anita Meyer during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19.