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Festival of Trees
Cael Lange, left, and Garner Lange, sons of Brian and Sunny Lange of Dorchester have a serious discussion with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more photos of this year's Festival of Tree see the photo gallery at the bottom of the page.
A regular visitor to Spring Grove, Roar Moe plays the part of Julenisse, delivering gift to the children that had gathered to help celebrate. Submitted photo.
A regular visitor to Spring Grove, Roar Moe plays the part of Julenisse, delivering gift to the children that had gathered to help celebrate. Submitted photo.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:57 PM

Spring Grove's Giants of the Earth Heritage Center celebrated Juletrefest on Dec. 13, as participants marked the holiday season. Centuries-old customs were brought to life for the event.

  • School board members receive Citizens Recognition Award

    Three people were recognized last week at the choir concert at Spring Grove High School with the American Education Week Citizens Recognition Award. This year marked the 93rd annual American Education Week, which is a time to "celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring every child receives a quality education," explained Spring Grove School Superintendent Rachel Udstuen. This year’s award winners were Eric Bjerke, Michelle Borreson and Kristy Folz.

     
  • Benjamin Standahl joins SGPD

    The city of Spring Grove hired Benjamin Standahl as a full-time police officer on Dec. 2. Already busy now assisting police chief Paul Folz, Standahl found a few minutes prior to the start of one of his shifts to sit down for some questions with the Herald.

     
  • Mother, daughter work together to write book on family history

    The holidays are a time when families gather and often share stories of Christmases past which may also lead into the telling of many other family stories. Stories told in this way are priceless bits of family history that can easily be forgotten; remembering and recording these stories in some form are important in preserving the stories for future generations.

     
  • Masonic Lodge matching funds donated to food shelf

    The Houston County Food Shelf has recently seen its inventory increased from area food drives from schools, churches, and community organizations. It also recently received a large monetary donation in the amount of $8,289.63 from the Houston County Festival of Trees event. This donation will do a lot for the food shelf, as the Caledonia Masonic Lodge will also match it.

     
  • Giants hosts traditional Norwegian Christmas

    Spring Grove's Giants of the Earth Heritage Center celebrated Juletrefest on Dec. 13, as participants marked the holiday season. Centuries-old customs were brought to life for the event.

     
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is issuing an air pollution health advisory for the southern half of Minnesota, extending from Thursday afternoon into early Sunday morning.  

     
  • Individuals at ABC Works recognized for years of service

    This fall, Houston County ABC Works held its annual awards banquet at which individuals were recognized for their service. Two individuals from Spring Grove were recognized for their 35 years of service, Dale Stone and Jody Engrav.

     
  • Generous community giving benefits local organizations

    The holiday season is upon us; a season of giving to family, friends, loved ones, and others in the community. Our communities’ generous spirits are shown in many ways — through donations to the Houston County Food Shelf, ringing the bell for the local Salvation Army, purchasing toys and gift items for Houston County Care & Share, and supporting the Houston County Festival of Trees.

     
  • Proposed Houston County mining  ordinance goes to the public for review

    After 21 meetings over nearly eight months, Houston County's mining ordinance study committee has completed its task.

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to hire a full-time police officer on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

     
  • Spring Grove Soda Pop a hit in Twin Cities

    The clinking of glass bottles keened into a clear steady note as Cindy Remick loaded the conveyor line last week. “We'll do 400 cases this morning,” she said, “Strawberry and Root Beer... Yesterday we did three flavors.”

     
  • The Houston County Historical Society will host its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, 1 to 4 p.m. at its new museum by the Houston County Fairgrounds in Caledonia.

     
  • The ownership of two parcels of Spring Grove real estate has been settled. On Nov. 25, Third Judicial District Court Judge Jeffrey D. Thompson ruled that plaintiffs Karl F and Suzanne K. Solum proved that they should have “quiet title” to real estate located at 19325 Dairy Road, and 520 2nd Ave. 

     
  • The Spring Grove EDA gave a big thumbs up to a new Main Street business last week, voting to issue a start-up loan to help get things going. 
  • Drug awareness presentation tackles e-cigs and meth

    Spring Grove Community Education hosted a drug awareness presentation to help the community learn more about the drugs that exist. Heather Myhre from Houston County Public Health spoke about e-cigarettes and investigator Dan Coogan from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office spoke about the many types of different drugs that exist, focusing on meth, that have been found even in small rural counties such as Houston County.

     
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