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The Houston County Board members debate eliminating the public comment period during its meeting last Tuesday, March 24. County attorney Samuel Jandt is shown above as he explains defamation to the board. Shown behind him are, from left, Commissioners Steve Schuldt, Judy Storlie, Justin Zmyewski, Teresa Walter and Dana Kjome. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
The Houston County Board members debate eliminating the public comment period during its meeting last Tuesday, March 24. County attorney Samuel Jandt is shown above as he explains defamation to the board. Shown behind him are, from left, Commissioners Steve Schuldt, Judy Storlie, Justin Zmyewski, Teresa Walter and Dana Kjome. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:38 AM

“You're going to have to go,” Houston County Sheriff Mark Inglett told a resident last Tuesday.

  • Spluttering towards success

    “Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration,” inventor Thomas Alva Edison said. A similar quote attributed to the same towering figure mentions “genius” instead of “success” with inspiration dropping to just one percent of the total.

     
  • On Tuesday, March 24, the Spring Grove EDA (Economic and Development Authority) voted to double its contracted hours with CEDA (Community and Economic Development Associates).

     
  • What is your relationship with the mines of Houston County? If a person thinks about it, everyone has had some sort of experience with a mine.

     
  • Three years of study into the issues surrounding frac sand mining have so far come to naught in Houston County. And unless something changes, the county could have to get by without an updated mineral extraction ordinance – possibly for a long time.

     
  • The general public is invited to review the preliminary floodplain map and learn about risk in their community. Those interested may drop in at any time during the event to talk one-on-one with FEMA and State DNR representatives.

     
  • Sharing knowledge learned from his mistakes: former meth user gives moving presentation

    No one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes; but what a person does with the lessons they learn from their past choices can change a life. Lessons learned are something that can be shared with others in an effort to help others avoid making the same mistakes.

     
  • Paul J. Folz, Spring Grove’s police chief, reported a number of burglaries in the area during the weekend of March 27 to 29. He said both businesses and residences were involved.

     
  • County board places conditions  on meetings’ public comment period

    “You're going to have to go,” Houston County Sheriff Mark Inglett told a resident last Tuesday.

     
  • Local gallery features student art show

    “Student art is so exciting. Just as their future is, their art is full of limitless excitement and potential,” remarked Lara Wold-Mendez, Bluff Country Artists Gallery board member.

     
  • Spring Grove board members discuss  myriad of issues during March meeting

    Recent warmer weather has resulted in some savings for Spring Grove Public Schools, the directors were told last week during the regular school board meeting.

     
  • On Monday evening, March 16, the Spring Grove City Council voted 4-1 to restore funding for the Economic Development Authority in the amount of $27,000 per year. During the five years from 2009-13 (and earlier), the city funded the EDA at that level, but in 2014 the amount was slashed to $7,000. Last year, the organization ran a $13,069 deficit in its operating fund, which could have been depleted by July of 2015.

     
  • The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District Court. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable James A. Fabian and will be chambered at Caledonia in Houston County.

     
  • “I'm here representing Allamakee County government,” Jack Knight told Houston County commissioners last week. “Our county officials are still concerned about potential traffic and trans-loading through Allamakee County as the result of active (frac sand) mining in Houston County.

     
  • Houston County cattlemen learn more about  Beef Quality Assurance during annual meeting

    The annual meeting of the Houston County Cattlemen Association was held Tuesday, March 10, at The Back 40 Supper Club, rural Caledonia, and included an evening meal and door prizes. Jerry Welke, president of the organization, conducted the business meeting.

     
  • Two community forums on the ongoing controversy over frac sand mining are planned for Houston County. “Voices from the Front Lines; The Continuing Effort against Frac Sand Mining in Houston County” will feature presentations that explain how and why frac sand mining should be prohibited in Houston County.

     
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