The shelter and bathroom at the American Legion Memorial Park recieved a upgrade and new faces this fall. Thanks to the efforts of the the Holdingford Lions Club who provided the labor. The project was funded by the Am. Legion and the City.
The legion also created a memorial to veterans of all the services.


This is the playground at the Elementary School. It's got to be the neatest playground i've ever seen ! This photo is a rare moment when a bunch of kids aren't using it


After many years of different people trying to get high speed internet into Holdingford. Folks will very soon have two choices. A startup co. called Surfsota.com is in the testing stage of providing wireless internet to Holdingford and the surrounding area. They contracted with the City to put a reciever on top of the water tower. I have been told by Jeff Krych they will be up and running in November '05. Starting bandwidth 64kbps for $19.95 with the top end of 1.5mbps $169.95 these rates on a sliding scale depending on bandwidth usage. The other connection will be with U.S.Cable our video provider. They are bringing in fiber lines and use the existing wiring be able to provide a hard line service within the City. Talking to the manager Steve Johnson the lowest speed 128kbps (may be higher) $23.99 a month fastest listed now at 3 mbps for $39.99 he said when they start service the end of January '06 it will probably be 5 or 6mbs for the same price. Contact these companies for more details informatiion. Although my present dialup provider Cloudnetnet.com has been a very friendly & stable Co. to work with over the years I'm going to have to switch.


Local School district residents supported their schools by passing a referendem 589 yes to 442 no's, a good turn out.
The levey will raise $525,000 per year for five years. The cost in tax increase on $100,000 home an additional $37.69 per year. The levy was advertised as to be used for sustaining programs and services. and to stabize finances.
With 5 people running for 3 spots on the board. Two of the incombents were reelected. The top vote getter is a new member on the board.
Matt Skwira 598
Rick Calgaro 571
Ron Schmidt 462
Patrick Meier 420
Chuck Weimen 317