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Purple Heart recipients attending the ball included Erik Nykkanen, seated, and, from left, Duane Hodge, Michael Diehn, Duane Lambrecht and Gordon Klankowski, the oldest recipient in attendance.  JAN LEE BUXENGARD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Purple Heart recipients attending the ball included Erik Nykkanen, seated, and, from left, Duane Hodge, Michael Diehn, Duane Lambrecht and Gordon Klankowski, the oldest recipient in attendance. JAN LEE BUXENGARD/SPRING GROVE HERALD
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016 12:48 PM
Recipients of the Purple Heart were recognized at the 12th Annual Military Ball, hosted by friends of the American Legion, on Saturday, April 23, at the Fest Building in Spring Grove. The attendance of 200 encompassed residents from a wide range of the tri-state area.

  • Spring Grove will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program this summer, with meals being provided to all children without charge. Each meal will meet nutritional standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • The Spring Grove Economic Development Authority (EDA) met with Courtney Bergey during its April 26 session. As a recent employee of CEDA (Community and Economic Development Associates), Bergey is slated to transition into the job Spring Grove’s EDA Director Tom Monson currently holds, as well as begin heading up the Houston County EDA.

  • Spring Grove students inducted into National Honor Society
    High school seniors Nicole Krenzke and Gabe Solum and juniors Grace Edgington, Chase Grinde, Kelsey Hermanson, Stine Myrah and Devon Nerstad are this year’s inductees to the Spring Grove Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).

  • Purple Heart recipients honored during this year’s military ball
    Recipients of the Purple Heart were recognized at the 12th Annual Military Ball, hosted by friends of the American Legion, on Saturday, April 23, at the Fest Building in Spring Grove. The attendance of 200 encompassed residents from a wide range of the tri-state area.

  •   Local residents attend events featuring former president in his hometown
    Late in March, Lawrence and Judy Fruechte of Caledonia, along with their daughter, Annette Stock from Waukon, Iowa, motored to St. Petersburg, Fla., to see Judy’s brother, Duane Larson. Duane, formerly of Spring Grove, is in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at St. Petersburg, afflicted with cancer. 

  • Houston County's Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment held six public hearings on Thursday, April 28.

  • Houston County sheriff’s deputies were among the many emergency service organizations responding to a one-vehicle accident on Sunday, May 1, at approximately 2:13 a.m. 

  • Houston County Public Health nurse honored for work with childhood immunizations
    Houston County Public Health nurse Mary Thompson was presented with a national honor by Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health during last Tuesday’s Houston County board meeting. Originating from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the Childhood Immunization Champion award is given to one individual in each state, as well as the District of Columbia.  

  • Independent School District 297 board members approved a revised budget, on Monday, April 18, for the school year, which is drawing to a close. Both revenue and expenditures rose from the adopted budget. 

  • Students help clean up community on Earth Day
    Earth Day 2016 gave some enthusiastic Spring Grove students a chance to spruce up area parks.

  • “We'’ll be making whiskeys and bourbons,” Christian Myrah of RockFilter Distillery told the Spring Grove City Council last week. The site for the soon-to-be-opened business will be leased space, encompassing a portion of the historic Vaaler building, also known as the “old creamery,” he added.

  • Houston County commissioners accepted a $5,094 State of Minnesota Boat and Water Safety Grant on Tuesday, April 19. Chief Deputy Travis Lapham said the county also expects a $5,000 federal grant to help pay for boat patrols on the Mississippi River. Houston County will foot the bill for the remainder of the program, which is expected to total approximately $13,000. Officers will be on the water every weekend this summer, as well as most weekdays.

  • ‘Better U’ contest is about more than weight loss

    “It's about a healthier you,” said Brandon Bergey. “The cardio workouts, improving strength, endurance . . . it's about everything that goes into making everyday life easier.”

  • Sons of Norway host traditional baking day
    “We want this to continue,” Lee Grippen said as he pulled a hot pan of flatbread from the oven.

  • Highlandville home ready to be rebuilt in Norway
    When Gunvald Ingvalson built his new frame home near Highlandville, Iowa, in 1902, he would never have dreamed it would end up in Norway. The house, and others like it, marked a turning point in Norwegian-American architecture and holds clues to something deeper in the immigrant experience.

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