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Gloria Oakes Speltz of Tweeten Care Center worked with Ryan Welscher from Spring Grove Communications to learn the ins and outs of the new computer that will be used for the Music & Memory program at the Healthcare Center. The computer was made possible through financial support from SGC. PHOTO: MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Gloria Oakes Speltz of Tweeten Care Center worked with Ryan Welscher from Spring Grove Communications to learn the ins and outs of the new computer that will be used for the Music & Memory program at the Healthcare Center. The computer was made possible through financial support from SGC. PHOTO: MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:16 PM
Music has a way of bringing back memories and even feelings. This knowledge that music can evoke memories is being used all across the country with people with varying stages of dementia through the Music & Memory? program.
  • The Flying Farmer
    Glenn Kinneberg and his Piper Cub have been through a lot together. The first time he laid eyes on her, the month was July, and the shiny-new 1947 model PA 11 had just arrived in La Crosse, Wis., from Piper's factory in Lock Haven, Penn. 
  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to purchase a new mobile records management system for the city’s police department. 
  • The healing power of music
    Music has a way of bringing back memories and even feelings. This knowledge that music can evoke memories is being used all across the country with people with varying stages of dementia through the Music & Memory? program. 
  • Several area songbird species have experienced declines in recent years, according to authorities. Some of them just migrate through southeastern Minnesota while others have nested here for millennia. 
  • Senator visits Caledonia employer
    U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar made a swing through southeastern Minnesota on Friday, July 18 ... The Caledonia portion of the visit featured a tour of Sno Pac Foods, a grower and processor of organic fruits and vegetables. 
  • Norwegian Ridge Choral Camp for students of all skill levels
    Students in grades four through nine have the opportunity for a unique experience to work on their voice skills as well as learn more about traditional Norwegian music and composers. 
  • 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. 
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