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Duane St. Mary of the Houston County Historic Society examines some antique skis. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Duane St. Mary of the Houston County Historic Society examines some antique skis. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 1:36 PM

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

  • 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.

     
  • Houston County commissioners discussed a proposal to ban frac sand mining on Feb. 10, as the end of the county's moratorium on new sand mining applications approaches.

     
  • Finally back: Chief deputy sheriff happy to return home

    For Houston County's new chief deputy sheriff, going to work is like coming home.

     
  • Students give to help other children

    Valentine’s Day is a day people often make the extra effort to tell others how much they love and appreciate them. Students at Spring Grove Elementary followed in this vein on Friday, Feb. 13, their Valentine party day, and created blankets for other children that are in the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital so that those children can know someone cares. This local project will work with the Blankets for a Brighter Day foundation.

     
  • Speaker of the House makes visit to area
    Following Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt’s tour through District 28B Friday morning, Rep. Greg Davids took him to Big Bob’s cafe in Spring Valley where he had the daily special of a barbecue sandwich and macaroni salad lunch. 
  • Interim band teacher in unique position teaching children of students

    Playing a musical instrument after years of inactivity is like riding a bike – once  people know how, they never really forget; they might need a little refresher course, but it will come back to them. Alumni of the instrumental music program at Spring Grove Public School recently had this experience as they picked up instruments for the first time in maybe 10 or 20 years or more to play in the alumni pep band.

     
  • New sheriff preserving peace, public trust

    Just over a month ago, Mark Inglett took over as the 28th sheriff of Houston County. He spoke last week on how things are going so far.

     
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