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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 11:48 AM
  Local Spanish teacher Jim Tripp and Language and Friendship, Inc., are teaming up to bring area students to Costa Rica for 14 days
  •   Local Spanish teacher Jim Tripp and Language and Friendship, Inc., are teaming up to bring area students to Costa Rica for 14 days 
  • Spring Grove students are invited to participate in this year’s NFL Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) contest on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Blayne Onsgard Memorial Football Field.

  • Kelly Services is accepting applications for its annual “Future Engineers Scholarship” – a $5,000 award that will be presented to one eligible undergraduate student in December 2015.

  • Mediacom Communications is offering $55,000 in scholarship support for high-school seniors who plan to obtain further education.

  • Minnesota Counselor  of the Year has local ties

    Tina Barness of Ossian was recently named Minnesota Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Minnesota School Counselor’s Association (MSCA). Barness is the daughter of the Rev. Wayne and Irmgard Ellingson; granddaughter of Thelma Ellingson of Decorah and Minna Hein of Mabel.

  • Fillmore County Extension and area ag instructors will be holding youth tractor safety training again this year Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10. 

  • Spring Grove Cub Scouts treated to ‘magical evening’

    The Spring Grove Cub Scouts celebrated a scouting anniversary with a banquet and magical entertainment on Feb. 15, at the Trinity Center.

  • Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) kicked off the 2015 Congressional Art Competition recently by inviting high school students from across Minnesota’s First District to submit their artwork for the contest.

  • In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced that he is hosting his fourth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year's contest is "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life."

  • Spring Grove Public School Board member Thomas Trehus wants to hear from residents in the school district about what’s best for the local school and community.

  • What’s up with the Newhouse Norsemen?

    The Newhouse Norsemen 4-H Club has been busy and up to a lot of fun Community Pride projects lately.

  • Math Wizards team members know how to compute

    Using math and math facts happens nearly every day however subtly it may seem, from counting out change to pay for groceries, to figuring a tip at a restaurant, to doubling the amounts in a recipe. No matter how simple or complicated the math computing may be, math is a skill that is needed and useful in daily life.

  • Presidents’ Day is just around the corner. Second grade students at Spring Grove Public School in Deb Sullivan’s and Kandice Hammel’s classes have been learning a little about the government and president.

  • 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.

  • Spring Grove students excel at Sumdog math competition

    Spring Grove Elementary School students did well at the Southeastern Minnesota Sumdog Contest.

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