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Members of the Spring Grove High School Marching Band performed in the Steam Engine Days Parade in Mabel last Saturday.  DAVID STOEGER/ BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Members of the Spring Grove High School Marching Band performed in the Steam Engine Days Parade in Mabel last Saturday. DAVID STOEGER/ BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:30 PM

Sports teams are not the only teams that begin practice and performances before the school year; the Spring Grove High School band also begins the season prior to the school year. Each August band members attend a nine-hour band camp – three days of three-hour practices – as they prepare for their marching and pep band season.

  • Heritage Center finishing garden and bronze sculpture

    The Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove continues to expand and improve. Most recently, and noticeably, the Heritage Center has been working on the exterior of the building and property. This summer they have created a special, picturesque garden including a water feature, decorative custom-created iron panels, a walkway and a soon-to-be-completed garden gate entrance.

     
  • Dust Bowl memories: Spring Grove was a refuge of green in the ‘30s

    As a young boy in the early 1930s, Darrel Sinclair of Spring Grove lived in South Dakota, out on the edge of the “dust bowl.” But when school was out, he recalls summertime visits to his mother's family. They lived in Spring Grove.

     
  • Spring Grove City Council members took some homework with them following their Sept. 2 session, tabling some sample ordinances and a new city policy for further study.

     
  • If all of the 2015 budget requests from county departments are met, Houston County taxpayers will need to come up with an additional 6 percent on the property tax levy next year.

     
  • High school band has busy fall schedule

    Sports teams are not the only teams that begin practice and performances before the school year; the Spring Grove High School band also begins the season prior to the school year. Each August band members attend a nine-hour band camp – three days of three-hour practices – as they prepare for their marching and pep band season.

     
  • Minnesota state park and trail visitors will soon be seeing red and orange and yellow and countless other shades of autumn as the leaves and prairies grasses put on their annual show.

     
  • The Fillmore County board held off on awarding bids for the Greenleafton wastewater system project after raising several questions during its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9.

     
  • Are metals, or even water, hiding in our ‘basement?’

    When metals potentially worth billions of dollars are hidden in the earth's crust, it piques the interest of more than just a handful of geologists.

     
  • Two landowners petitioned Houston County officials for the right to build cabins on their properties last week, appearing at public hearings before the Planning Commission.

     
  • Put a little color into life – participate in Leve for Farge

    Autumn will soon be here and the colors of the trees and vegetation will soon be changing from vibrant greens to golden yellows, deep reds and hearty ambers. People will also soon be changing color during the first weekend of October during Spring Grove’s annual fall festival – Uff Da Fest.

     
  • Renovations to be unveiled at Tweeten Care Center open house

    A home-like environment with the ambiance of a fireplace and picturesque views to outside makes the dining experience for residents of Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove an enjoyable experience. The dining room at Tweeten Care Center was recently renovated including adding an additional patio area.

     
  • Houston County officials have received a check for over $700,000, but nobody is ready to cash it just yet.

     
  • With one dissenting vote, the Spring Grove Economic Development Authority approved a budget for 2015. Whether or not the city council agrees to the proposal remains to be seen.

     
  • New reading curriculum begins this school year

    Being a good reader is an integral and very important part of being a successful student. Spring Grove Public School wants to make sure that their students are receiving the best reading curriculum to make them successful students. To meet these goals, the school will be implementing a new reading curriculum this fall for their students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

     
  • On  Aug. 19, the Spring Grove City Council rejected all three quotes which the city received  for a rebuild of a portion of 1st Avenue SE. The project, which includes re-grading, new surfacing, and new curb, entails about 350 feet of roadway. The reason for the action is cost. All of the quotes were above the amount that the city's engineering firm estimated for the job.

     
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