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“Home is where the Dog is,” the sign proclaims. Lori Stoen’s Pet Pantry is now open.CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
“Home is where the Dog is,” the sign proclaims. Lori Stoen’s Pet Pantry is now open.CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:14 PM

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

  • 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.

  • District 3 representative Steve Schuldt was appointed Houston County board chairperson for 2015 on Tuesday, Jan. 6. A motion to appoint District 5's Dana Kjome as vice-chair was passed as well, but not by unanimous vote. District 1 Commissioner Judy Storlie cast a lone “no” vote on the second proposal.

  • Let’s all go to summer camp!

    Leave these cold, wintry days behind for an evening and go to summer camp! The sixth grade class at Spring Grove Public School will be performing “Summer Camp: A Musical Caper about Finding a Place to Belong” by John Jacobson and Mac Huff on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. on the stage at Spring Grove Public School.

  • Enjoy dessert theater at Spring Grove Public School

    Looking for something to do on a winter evening? Enjoy some sweets and good entertainment at Spring Grove High School with the Drama Club’s dessert theater and performance of the one-act competition play, “The Scheme of the Driftless Shifter,” by Carolyn Lane.

  • Snapshots of heaven

    “It's not a point and shoot kind of hobby,” Tom Diana said recently. He should know. As an amateur astrophotographer, Diana's photos of the heavens have earned national acclaim.


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