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The interior of the bingo building at the Houston County fairgrounds is bright and cheery after improvements made by Legion posts and volunteers.
The interior of the bingo building at the Houston County fairgrounds is bright and cheery after improvements made by Legion posts and volunteers.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:45 PM
Players of all ages have enjoyed many games of bingo at the Houston County Fair, and it’s all for a great cause. The Thursday through Sunday activity is a volunteer and cooperative effort of the five American Legion and Auxiliary Posts in the county including the units of Caledonia, Spring Grove, Houston, La Crescent and Hokah. Proceeds from the activity are donated to Freedom Honor Flight — to fly our veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials that stand in their honor.
  • 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.

     
  • After a nearly full day of testimony attorneys for both sides in the land rights case of Karl and Suzanne Solum vs. The Maranatha Fellowship have until Sept. 2 to submit their written closing arguments to judge Jeff Thompson.

     
  • A new husband and wife team has joined the board of directors at Spring Grove's Giants of the Earth Heritage Center.

     
  • Bingo at county fair raises funds for Honor Flight
    Players of all ages have enjoyed many games of bingo at the Houston County Fair, and it’s all for a great cause. The Thursday through Sunday activity is a volunteer and cooperative effort of the five American Legion and Auxiliary Posts in the county including the units of Caledonia, Spring Grove, Houston, La Crescent and Hokah. Proceeds from the activity are donated to Freedom Honor Flight — to fly our veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials that stand in their honor. 
  • Houston County commissioners approved a new mobile records management system for local law enforcement agencies on Aug. 19.

     
  • Spring Grove Fitness Center going strong
    “It’s about helping other people,” Brandon Bergey said last week. As manager and a certified personal trainer at Spring Grove Fitness Center, he’s in a unique position to do just that. 
  • Houston County had 11,591 registered voters on Election Day. Only 1,052 votes were cast. 
  • Houston County Historical Society dedicates new flagpole
    Last Thursday, military honor guard members from all over Houston County congregated at the Houston County Historical Society’s new museum complex in Caledonia to dedicate a new flagpole that honors their comrades. 
  • Spring Grove football field ready for first game!
    August is here and along with it comes thoughts of school and school sports practices.  
  • National Night Out brings neighbors together.
    Spring Grove area community members enjoyed the weather as they gathered together to enjoy a delicious meal and conversation during the Spring Grove Police Department’s 14th National Night Out 
  • ...the Spring Grove City Council voted to place a non-binding referendum on next fall's ballot. Residents will have two choices: to encourage the council to keep the city-owned business, the Corner Store, going as-is - or place it on the market to sell lock, stock and barrel. 
  •  Veterinary coming back to SG
    Damage to Tri County Veterinary Service in Spring Grove from last week's fire was heavy, but the business should be open again very soon. 
  • The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will use the properties to create the Brownsville Bluff Scientific and Natural Area, a brand-new entity. 
  • County Fair ready to roll
    When this year’s Houston County Fair kicks off Aug. 13, an incredible assortment of activities will keep visitors entertained for four solid days. 
  • Visible progress being made in veterans cemetery

    Last week, semis towing large boxlike objects traveled to Preston and bulldozers emerged on Highway 52 grading slopes around three large pillars just above the Resource Recovery Center. Both facts signal the undergoing construction on the new veterans cemetery being developed in southeastern Minnesota.

     
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