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home : spring grove herald : headline news July 9, 2014 

Remembering the flood of 2013
This photo of storm damage to a field east of Spring Grove on County Highway 17 near the Highway 44 intersection shows how close we came to a repeat of last years flood. PHOTO: DAVID STOEGER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
This photo of storm damage to a field east of Spring Grove on County Highway 17 near the Highway 44 intersection shows how close we came to a repeat of last years flood. PHOTO: DAVID STOEGER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
"We now know how to go through these things. We've actually had other counties coming to us, asking how to get through this process... Now in 2014... Houston County is currently "on the edge" of (a) 35-county area that's undergoing FEMA flood damage assessments. As of this report, the only counties in southeastern Minnesota that aren't on the 2014 FEMA list are Houston, Fillmore, Winona, and Wabasha.
Monday, July 7, 2014

Spring Grove Comm/Fitness/Cinema

County planners look at SG cell tower
This time, however, Houston County is being asked to grant the CUP since the site is outside the city limits in Spring Grove Township.
Monday, July 7, 2014
SG EDA talks commercial park, possible campground
When Spring Grove EDA director Tom Monson met with commissioners on June 24, the Spring Grove Commercial Park was just one topic of many on the agenda.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Houston County sand mine to reopen
By the narrowest of margins, Houston County commissioners approved a contentious conditional use permit (CUP) renewa
Monday, July 7, 2014
Mock drill tests lifeguards' skills and awareness
Most swim seasons come and go with little incidence or few emergencies, but to be prepared for an emergency the lifeguards and staff participate in a mock drill each season.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Volunteers make a difference
Last Monday, the finishing touches to Spring Grove's Main Street rebuild were completed by the hands of volunteers.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
SG School Board adopts smaller budget
Spring Grove School Board members voted to approve a "proposed" budget for 2014-15 on June 16. With total expected general fund revenues of $3,821,938, and expenditures of $3,824,580...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Repeat! Young Lions state champions again
Several Spring Grove boys won a second straight Pacesetter State Basketball Championship.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
SWIM Center receives AED machine
The Spring Grove SWIM Center received an invaluable gift on Saturday from the Tweeten Foundation - an AED (automatic electronic defibrillator) machine.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Live band from Seattle at Norski's features Spring Grove native
Chung Antique is hitting the road for their first major tour from Seattle to the Midwest - including Spring Grove. The band has local ties as its drummer is Spring Grove native, Whitney Bingham,
Friday, June 20, 2014
Invasion of the stink bugs
Yet another invasive insect has apparently found its way to southeastern Minnesota - one that could become a headache for both farmers and homeowners.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Karl Solum and Suzanne Solum v. Maranatha again before Houston County Judge
A religious group ("The Maranatha Fellowship") and two of its former members were pitted against each other this past week in Houston County District Court.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Zoning changes go to the public
Houston County commissioners will hold a public hearing on July 1 to consider updates to 12 different sections of the county's zoning ordinance.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Spring Grove Council discusses the pool, Corner Store and downtown banners
The June 3 council meeting.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Writ of mandamus filed against Houston County
...would compel Houston County to take or refrain from taking some specific actions.

Those include telling mine owner Tracy Erickson that the CUP issued to a previous owner on Jan. 8, 2008, has expired (and therefore cannot be renewed).

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Local dad shares rigorous sport with sons
...from a beginner to completing a race that covered 70.3 miles and lasted over seven hours. He's also used the sport to generate some quality time with sons Hank and Lance..
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Spring Grove Public Library encourages children to "Paws for Reading" this summer
Spring Grove Public Library is encouraging children of all ages to Paws for Reading this summer and visit the library to check out a good read.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
A symbol of peace stands near the school
"A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth,"
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Memorial Day observed in Spring Grove
On Memorial Day, May 26, members of Spring Grove American Legion Post 249 led the parade from the schoolhouse to Viking Memorial Park.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
SG "Summer Giveaway" approved
On May 27, the Spring Grove EDA voted to sponsor a new advertising/marketing campaign similar to last summer's "Detour Dollars."

The "Spring Grove Summer Giveaway" will feature 11 weekly drawings, held at 6 p.m. during Music in the Park events.

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Emergency City Council meeting approves football field project
...emergency session on Wednesday, May 28 to approve the plan so that volunteers could begin rehabilitating the city-owned football field immediately.
Thursday, June 5, 2014

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