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The historic Houston County jail is set to be bombed with love through the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s “Heart Bombing” program. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
The historic Houston County jail is set to be bombed with love through the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s “Heart Bombing” program. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:25 AM
Ever send a valentine to a building? That's what some elementary students in Houston County are preparing to do.

  • Spring Grove second grade  students set presidential goal
    Members of the Spring Grove second grade class completed the statement, “If I were president for a day, I would . . .” in honor of President’s Day, to be observed next Monday.

  • Boots on the ground
    Ten days into his new position as Houston County veterans services officer, Robert Thoen grinned. “I love this job,” he said.

  • Houston County Commissioners confirmed, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, that long-time county planning commission member Glenn Kruse has resigned from both that post and his position on the county's board of adjustment. Kruse began his service with the planning commission (PC) on Jan. 1, 1996. When Garland Moe retired from the PC and Board of Adjustment (BOA) at the end of 2014, he joined the latter board as the PC's representative. 

  • Houston County commissioners discussed the fate of the historic Houston County jail on Tuesday, Feb. 2, with facilities director Tess Arrick-Kruger and two representatives from the Houston County Historical Society — Deb Wray and Duane St Mary.

  • Heart bombs away!
    Ever send a valentine to a building? That's what some elementary students in Houston County are preparing to do.

  • In less than a month, persons who are customers of Tri-County Electric Cooperative based in Rushford and Hawkeye REC of Cresco, Iowa, will be asked to vote to combine the two organizations. Every member of the two electrical cooperatives will be mailed a ballot in March concerning the proposed consolidation.  

  • Theft, fraud charges filed against  former Historic Bluff Country director
    Historic Bluff Country, Inc., is once again experiencing a financial setback after discovering a former director allegedly took money from the organization. Charges have been filed in Fillmore County District Court against Trisha Ann Parrish of Rushford. She faces felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $10,500 from the organization she was entrusted to lead.

  • Houston County derailment puts tankers in river
    Federal, state and local officials flocked to the scene of a Houston County freight train derailment last week. Fifteen Canadian Pacific rail cars ran off the tracks three miles south of Brownsville, six of which ended up in the Mississippi River.

  • The Spring Grove Board of Education held its first session of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Director Aaron Solum was re-elected chairman, while Shannon Schuttemeier was named vice-chair. Christian Myrah will serve as clerk, and district accountant Tanya Elton treasurer.

  • The Spring Grove Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted to sign a 13-page developer's agreement with Nisse Treehouse, LLC, on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

  • Houston County commissioners requested an advance on their allowance on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

  • The Houston County Historical Society and the Caledonia Chamber of Commerce have nominated the Houston County historic jail building for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Heart Bombing Project, a campaign that sheds light on historic treasures throughout the state. 

  • Board of Adjustment removes alternate, tables decision on mine’s CUP reversal
    The 2016 version of the Houston County Board of Adjustment got off to a rocky start on Thursday, Jan. 28. Planning Commission representative Glenn Kruse recused himself from an appeal hearing, which pitted a group of citizens against the decisions of county staff.

  • Idaho, London and Vancouver locate the win for Spring Grove Geography Bee champ
    On Friday afternoon, students gathered at Spring Grove Public School to test their geographical knowledge during the first round of the 28th annual National Geographic Bee. Thousands of schools throughout the United States, including the five U.S. territories, are participating in this 2016 bee. The winner of each school contest will then take a test and, up to 100 of the top scorers will then be eligible to compete in their state’s bee. The winner of the state bee will win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the national championship rounds.

  • 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.

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