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One team of firefighters goes into the smoke filled house, while the next team waits their turn during a training session on Saturday. The fire begins to burn the old farmhouse on Ed Troendle’s farm. JAN LEE BUXENGARD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
One team of firefighters goes into the smoke filled house, while the next team waits their turn during a training session on Saturday. The fire begins to burn the old farmhouse on Ed Troendle’s farm. JAN LEE BUXENGARD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 1:21 PM

On Saturday, May 9, new firefighters had the opportunity for training at an old farmhouse on the Ed Troendle farm in Wilmington Township. The weather and wind direction were just right to conduct the training by instructors from Riverland Technical College of Austin.

  • Canton woman wins first place  in quilt guild’s challenge project

    “Childhood Memory” was this year’s theme for the Piecemakers Quilt Guild Challenge contest at the guild’s annual quilt show during Spring Grove’s Syttende Mai celebration. There were 10 entries in the competition, held May 16, at the Spring Grove Public Library.

     
  • The month of May is drawing to a close and June is just around the corner. June brings thoughts of warmer temperatures and pleasant evenings. Summer evenings are ideal for listening to live music, enjoying good food and visiting with friends and neighbors – it is the season of Music in the Park in Spring Grove.

     
  • The possibility of losing the now-vacant Houston County Jail to demolition has a number of local residents concerned, county commissioners were told last week.



     
  • Tricksters spin their tales on stage

    Trickster tales exist in nearly all cultures. Encyclopedia Britannica describes a trickster tale as “the trickster is ‘going along,’ [he] encounters a situation to which he responds with knavery, stupidity, gluttony or guile (or, most often, some combination of these). Often the trickster serves as a transformer and culture hero who creates order out of chaos. Frequently he is accompanied by a companion who either serves as a stooge or ultimately tricks the trickster.”

     
  • The Houston County Board of Commissioners received a comprehensive report from one of its key departments on Tuesday, May 12.



     
  • Spring Grove quilter finishes pieces started years ago by her mother

    Up, down. Up, down. Deftly and precisely goes Bernice Glasrud’s needle through the fabric. She has made this motion over and over and over again as she carefully and caringly hand-stitches quilts. Glasrud has been sewing since she was 8 years old; she is now 90 and shows no sign of slowing down or stopping the hand-stitching that fills her days with pleasure.

     
  • Training for new firefighters held Saturday near Spring Grove

    On Saturday, May 9, new firefighters had the opportunity for training at an old farmhouse on the Ed Troendle farm in Wilmington Township. The weather and wind direction were just right to conduct the training by instructors from Riverland Technical College of Austin.

     
  • Hesper Lutheran Church celebrates 150 years of faith

    Hesper Lutheran Church will mark its 150th anniversary during a weekend of special events, June 6 and 7. 

     
  • Syttende Mai weekend packed with festivities

    The Spring Grove community is gearing up to provide a fun and festive celebration in honor of Syttende Mai on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council made some spending decisions during its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5.



     
  • Spring celebration brings smiles to many

    May Day is a spring holiday that is celebrated in a variety of ways in many different cultures around the world. The presentation of May baskets on May 1 is a tradition that may not be as popular as it was in the past century, but it is still celebrated by some. Traditionally, May baskets of sweets or flowers were left anonymously on neighbors’ or friends’ doorsteps. Maypole dances are another tradition that can be found across European countries as well as in the United States.

     
  • The Commission on Judicial Selection is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District in Houston County.

     
  • Taking up where a previous set of commissioners left off, the Houston County board has voted to relocate its main highway department building.



     
  • Students honored for academic achievements

    Twenty Spring Grove High School students were recognized for their academic success during the 15th annual Academic Excellence celebration on Friday, May 8, at the Spring Grove Cinema. Seven of these students are first-time recipients.

     
  • The results of the District 28B legislative questionnaire distributed by State Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) earlier this year show preferences for passing tax relief, keeping the surplus in budget reserves, repealing MnSure and increasing funding for nursing homes.

     
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