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Puck (Alison Jahnke) applies magic juice to Lysander's (Lance Hegge's) eyes. The two drama students are among the cast preparing Spring Grove’s entry into the one-act play contest. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Puck (Alison Jahnke) applies magic juice to Lysander's (Lance Hegge's) eyes. The two drama students are among the cast preparing Spring Grove’s entry into the one-act play contest. CRAIG MOORHEAD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 11:28 AM

Local fans of Shakespearean comedy who may also enjoy a certain children's author will want to mark their calendars: “The Seussification of a Midsummer Night's Dream” is coming to Spring Grove. 

  • Teens and film will be a winning match at the Oneota Film Festival thanks to the generosity of the Iowa Arts Council (IAC - a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Shakespeare meets Dr. Seuss as  drama students prepare one-act play

    Local fans of Shakespearean comedy who may also enjoy a certain children's author will want to mark their calendars: “The Seussification of a Midsummer Night's Dream” is coming to Spring Grove. 

  • The Minnesota FFA Foundation announces the James W. Tracy scholarship. The scholarship is available to Minnesota high school seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S. (certificate, diploma or degree) and studying agriculture or animal husbandry. The foundation will award five $1,000 scholarships. 

  • Spring Grove Public School announced its first quarter honor roll for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Spring Grove bands invite all to winter concert Monday

    The debut band concert for the 2015-16 Spring Grove band department will be held Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p. m. as the students present their winter band concert.

  • The Spring Grove High School has been provided with a  $100,000 scholarship fund, beginning in 2016. The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) Scholarship Fund will be financed from a like monetary gift to provide an ever-sustaining $5,000 annual scholarship to a qualifying Spring Grove graduating senior.

  •   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."

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