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Wednesday, January 07, 2015 11:28 AM

“Government done right is a solemn responsibility.” —”Minnesota Cities,” March-April, 2014, published by the League of Minnesota Cities, the professional organization of all cities in Minnesota. The League’s direction is that city councils must go through certain steps in coming to any decision.

  • On Jan. 6, the Houston County Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on the draft ordinance to regulate frac sand mining. This ordinance is the "restrictive regulation” that Commissioner Teresa Walter promised in last fall’s election. It supposedly will prevent frac sand mining from raping our county as we see happening in Wisconsin.

     
  • “Government done right is a solemn responsibility.” —”Minnesota Cities,” March-April, 2014, published by the League of Minnesota Cities, the professional organization of all cities in Minnesota. The League’s direction is that city councils must go through certain steps in coming to any decision.

     
  • We would like to say, “Thank you Spring Grove!”  If you ate a pork-burger or turkey dinner, if you dropped a box of macaroni into the cart, if you answered your door to the student council collecting food, if you opened your pantry to your child, if you sent a dollar to hat day, if you wrote a check, if you spent your allowance on food, if you hauled food, if you let us use your van, if you did any of these things, then you are a part of this wonderful and generous effort that is the Channel One Student Food Drive!

     
  • The city’s water tower in not tall enough nor strong enough to support Verizon’s new installation. Verizon NEVER intended to stay on the city’s water tower.  
  • On a recent Monday night in Brooklyn, five empty chairs stood on stage — one for each member of the Federal Communications Commission. A crowd had amassed in the room for a public hearing to send this message to the agency: Dont hurt the open Internet.

     
  • The soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War were our first veterans, the only cohort of U.S. warriors who took up arms to create rather than defend a country.

     
  • The Spring Grove school district residents have a long history of supporting our school.  Our community believes in the value of public education for our children.

     
  • "On my honor I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and the agency I serve."

     
  • I have known Mark Inglett for almost 30 years, and I am endorsing him for sheriff in the up-coming election.   

     
  • Two years ago I was present at and observed all but one of the frac sand "study" committee meetings in Houston County.  Eric Johnson, a township officer, was one of Rick Frank's and Bob Scanlan's handpicked people on the committee.

     
  • Every fall, my cousin and I watch football games in his “man cave” that's equipped with sports memorabilia, Xbox, a fully stocked bar and the crown jewel, an HD 70-inch television. As a lifelong southerner who loves college football, this is nirvana. 
  • Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.   The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th — the one that Harry Truman blasted as “do-nothing” — look like a paragon of productivity. This year’s members did manage to avoid a shutdown, but that’s about all. Congressional leaders spent the better part of the year avoiding tough votes.

     
  • I am writing this in response to the city council member that said the American Legion building was the ugliest building in Spring Grove. As I reply, I am reminded of a Johnny Cash song, “The Ragged Old Flag.” The American Legion and auxiliary are pretty proud of our building. It has served as a meeting place for the brave men and women who have served their country from the First World War to the present. This building has also served as a meeting place for many non-profit organizations such as the Semcac Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels program, the Commercial Club, and the Spring Grove Sons of Norway organization to name a few.

     
  • Buy local. Its a well known strategy for small towns. Keeping your grocery money close to home keeps the grocery store close to home.

     
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