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Katie Wiste walks her milk goats to their Black Hammer pasture.
Katie Wiste walks her milk goats to their Black Hammer pasture.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:38 PM
For Katie Wiste of Black Hammer Township, two of the things she loves came together during a time of intensive study in Europe.
  • The day the gavel fell
    Mist rose from the surface of nearby Bear Creek, and the song of a whippoorwill echoed from far down the valley as evening descended on Quandahl, Iowa. But there were no voices laughing in the dusk. Other than a tiny scattering of structures and a trailer or two, the once-thriving town had all but disappeared. 
  • Keep the Pool Cool – fundraising event for Spring Grove SWIM Center
    What better way to spend hot summer days than in the cool refreshing water of a pool. Spring Grove is lucky to have a wonderful pool facility that interests people of all ages with the zero-depth entry pool, exciting drop slides, long, winding flume slides, a “ship” toddler slide, and a diving board for doing dives and flips. There are also plenty of places for relaxation under the large umbrellas. When hunger hits the busy swimmer, they can visit the Snack Shack for delicious snacks and treats to be re-energized for more swimming fun. 
  • Black Hammer resident finds a passion for goats and cheese
    For Katie Wiste of Black Hammer Township, two of the things she loves came together during a time of intensive study in Europe. 
  • Drivers know how disturbing it is to see flashing lights in the rear view mirror. But according to Scott McConkey, a traffic stop just might save your life. 
  • Remembering the flood of 2013
    "We now know how to go through these things. We've actually had other counties coming to us, asking how to get through this process... Now in 2014... Houston County is currently "on the edge" of (a) 35-county area that's undergoing FEMA flood damage assessments. As of this report, the only counties in southeastern Minnesota that aren't on the 2014 FEMA list are Houston, Fillmore, Winona, and Wabasha. 
  • This time, however, Houston County is being asked to grant the CUP since the site is outside the city limits in Spring Grove Township. 
  • When Spring Grove EDA director Tom Monson met with commissioners on June 24, the Spring Grove Commercial Park was just one topic of many on the agenda. 
  • By the narrowest of margins, Houston County commissioners approved a contentious conditional use permit (CUP) renewa 
  • Mock drill tests lifeguards' skills and awareness
    Most swim seasons come and go with little incidence or few emergencies, but to be prepared for an emergency the lifeguards and staff participate in a mock drill each season. 
  • Volunteers make a difference
    Last Monday, the finishing touches to Spring Grove's Main Street rebuild were completed by the hands of volunteers. 
  • Spring Grove School Board members voted to approve a "proposed" budget for 2014-15 on June 16. With total expected general fund revenues of $3,821,938, and expenditures of $3,824,580... 
  • Repeat! Young Lions state champions again
    Several Spring Grove boys won a second straight Pacesetter State Basketball Championship. 
  • SWIM Center receives AED machine
    The Spring Grove SWIM Center received an invaluable gift on Saturday from the Tweeten Foundation - an AED (automatic electronic defibrillator) machine. 
  • Live band from Seattle at Norski's features Spring Grove native
    Chung Antique is hitting the road for their first major tour from Seattle to the Midwest - including Spring Grove. The band has local ties as its drummer is Spring Grove native, Whitney Bingham, 
  • Invasion of the stink bugs
    Yet another invasive insect has apparently found its way to southeastern Minnesota - one that could become a headache for both farmers and homeowners. 
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