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Snowman still thriving
Snowfall has not been extra plentiful this winter, but with the recent snow this past week, there was enough to build a happy snowman that cheerfully greets people as they drive by on 4th Avenue SE in Spring Grove. MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Planning Commission Chairman Dan Griffin reads a question from a resident during last week’s meeting. Other members in the frame include, from left, Larry Hafner, Ed Hammell, Glenn Kruse, Griffin and Terry Rosendahl. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Planning Commission Chairman Dan Griffin reads a question from a resident during last week’s meeting. Other members in the frame include, from left, Larry Hafner, Ed Hammell, Glenn Kruse, Griffin and Terry Rosendahl. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:16 AM

After nearly three years of arguments over the future of mining in Houston County, one thing has become clear: Nobody is going to be entirely satisfied. Opponents of frac sand mining have sought to ban the practice before it becomes established, while others have pushed for less regulation.

  • Alumni pep band to entertain at Friday night’s basketball game

    There will be a flash-back in time Friday night at the Spring Grove High School boys varsity basketball game when former instrumental music instructor and now current instrumental music substitute Gary Reedy will lead a group of alumni as a pep band.

     
  • On Jan. 20, Houston County commissioners voted to break with tradition and hire an outside firm to provide health services for inmates at the county jail.

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to hire three new employees on Jan. 20. Robert Tyler Uetz will serve as manager of the Corner Store and Fest Building. Joe Holten will be offered the new position of lead bartender at the Corner Store, and Joe Kessler is being offered a part-time bartender job.

     
  • New mining ordinances pass Planning Commission

    After nearly three years of arguments over the future of mining in Houston County, one thing has become clear: Nobody is going to be entirely satisfied. Opponents of frac sand mining have sought to ban the practice before it becomes established, while others have pushed for less regulation.

     
  • Travel to far-off lands, discover a new fantastical world, learn about the life of someone famous, or discover a new hobby – the types of books in a library are endless meeting just about every interest that people have. The Spring Grove Public Library invites adults to take a little time this winter season and enjoy curling up with a book that piques their interest. The weather outside may be frightful, but a couch with a warm blanket and a good book are always delightful.

     
  • Seventh graders win district spelling bee

    The first national spelling bee was in 1925. Nine newspapers collaborated to begin the event and in 1941 Scripps took over the sponsorship of the National Spelling Bee and is still the sponsor today. There have been national spelling bees ever since the inception except during the war years of 1943 to 1945. Of the 91 champions over the years of the bee, the split has been pretty equal between the genders with 47 being girls and 44 being boys. Four years there have been co-champions named – 1950, 1957, 1962, and 2014.

     
  • History continues to be written at Spring Grove Communications

    There was a time that phones were connected to a wall and were on a “party line” — meaning they shared the line with other households each having their own distinct set of rings. Times progressed to houses having private lines and if a person wanted a little privacy during a phone call, they had to have a long and stretchy spiral cord so they could sneak into another room or to a set of stairs to get away from others. People could only be contacted when they were at a home. Times have drastically changed and now people can be contacted practically everywhere via cellular phones.

     
  • The Spring Grove Board of Education welcomed new members Thomas Trehus and Brad Hernandez to the fold on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

     
  • Houston County Commissioner Dana Kjome asked the board during a regular meeting Jan. 13 to consider adding a new section to the county ordinance that controls silica sand mining.

     
  • The Houston County Sheriff's Department has provided further details on last week's arrest of two burglary suspects.

     
  • Pet Pantry has tails wagging

    “Animals are my passion,” Lori Stoen said, “so I was more than excited to start this.”

     
  • Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston), who was earlier named chairman of the Minnesota House Taxes Committee, will also serve on three committees in the 89th session of the House.

     
  • On Friday, Jan. 9, two male suspects were arrested in Spring Grove  in connection with a burglary investigation. The Houston County Sheriff's Office reported that the robbery had occurred south of town during the early morning hours of the same day.

     
  • Spring Grove High School seniors to perform at Eagles Cancer Telethon

    When people join together for a cause, great things can be accomplished. The Eagles Cancer Telethon is a testament to this. This year will be the 61st year for the telethon that will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Rochester Mayo Civic Center. The live show begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday and runs continuously through 4 p.m. Sunday.

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council welcomed new Mayor Sarah Schroeder and new members Todd Bornholdt and Scott Solberg on board on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

     
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