newsletter, "Great news, I have been informed by the Lion’s club,
their Wobegon trail covered bridge project has been put on the
National Guard’s 2008 bridge construction training schedule On
behalf of the community I would like to thank the Holdingford Lions
club for moving this project forward. When completed, this will
be the longest covered bridge in Minnesota, and a great asset to the
community." This will be a nice attraction to the Wobegon
trail. It was first proposed by previous Mayor Rosie Scepaniak
a number of years ago. It looks like her idea is going to become a
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"Joe Brinkman, who is from Holdingford, Minn., will retire this month after 34 seasons as a major league baseball umpire. His career has included three World Series and three All-Star Game appearances. His 4,505 games ranks fifth on baseball's all-time list and is more than six of the eight major league umpires in the sport's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., worked."
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“Pedals to Petals” would like to give a “BIG THANK YOU” to the following people, businesses and clubs for making Pedals to Petals such a huge success.
American Legion Auxiliary Joe Christianson
American Legion Jerome Ebnet
Commercial Club Herman Ebnet
Headley Hardware Ray Fussy
Stearns Bank Audrey Lange
Tim Berscheid Properties David Notsch
Holdingford Mill Dennis Scepaniak
Lion's Club Rosemary Scepaniak
SnoFlyers Lawrence Schmit
Two Rivers Enterprise Jerry Schueler
WmD Scepaniak Inc Tom Skudlarek
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We have another new business in town. " A Healthy Glo" located in
the professional building on Main Street. They specialize in massage,
myofacial release, reflexology, raindrop technique and muscle
response testing. She also provides internal ideas for great skin
care with homemade bath and body products enhanced with essential
oils. Gloria Brinker the owner is a Certified Natural Health
Professional. She has worked with essential oils for 7 1/2 years.
She is available for appointments.
It was Haas, who is in his first year at Holdingford, who jumped at the chance to have the China delegation at the high school for several hours.
"We don't have a lot of different cultures in Holdingford. It would be good to expose as many students as we can to a different culture."
Heres a link to the whole article in the
St Cloud Times There is a video also.
It looks like the murals on the box car will have to wait until
next spring. The weather cooling down a lot.
The garden club is going full steam with the garden area.
They are in process of getting electricity to the area they are going
to have a Christmas tree. They planted a small one but have a large
one coming for what is to be a annual tree lighting ceremony. Their
plans include having the school choir 'help' with the singing.
Inviting the public , Serving hot chocolate and cookies. It will be
a good community get together.
Another house has been started at the Ridgeview Addition,
the street and utilities are in. One of the things I like is they
planted grass on the whole development, It will look nice next
spring. Instead of looking like a war zone on the empty lots.
There was a question of late about the local cemeteries. My
information tells me that
1894 Highland Cemetery started This is the Presbyterian and
Lutheran, actually it is two cemeteries in one as one side was the
'Union Evangelical Church Holding' and the other and the other
1896 St. Mary's Cemetery started, German Roman Catholic
1947 St. Hedwig's Cemetery started, Polish Roman Catholic
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On October 2 there was a well attended 'meet the candidates' event sponsored by the Holdingford Lioness Club. at the Holdingford City Center. Participating candidates include Michelle Fischbach and Paul Stacke, District 14 state senator; Barb Beniek and Dan Severson, District 14A state representative; Vince Schaefer, Stearns County Board of Commissioners District 3; Ernie Schmit, Holdingford mayor, Mike Odden and Lloyd Rausch, Holdingford City Council.
the hostile weather. Many people from Holdingford and the surrounding
area. Many thanks to the hard work of the Lion's Club in organizing
this event. They had a free barbecued pork dinner with the
trimmings, there were booth's set up by local organizations show
casing their interests. Music was provided by a local old time band,
" The Gene Ostendorf Band" they have been together for years and are
really good. Fun to listen to. There were games for the young ones,
horseshoes and other events.
If you notice a lot of activity on the south end of town, next to
County road 9, this summer. You will see much dirt being moved, as a
new housing development is in the works. I have confidence this one
will move forward quite quickly ! Phase one of the project will
include about 20 houses on nice sized lots.
take care and stay sharp
John Kulla has opened 9-17 Auto Repair on the corner of County Road 9
&17, John also sells cars there and it's one of those really rare gas
stations today, a full service gas station, can you remember when
someone pumps the gas for you? The topper is he doesn't charge extra
for that full service. Welcome John !
a new superintendent. John Haas will replace Roger Carlson, who is
retiring after 11 years, Haas, is in his 4th year as elementary
principal at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City schools.He has a master's degree and principal and superintendent licenses
from St. Cloud State University. He and his wife, Jane, have two
children. Welcome Mr. Haas and family.
To kick-off its 20th anniversary, the
Initiative Foundation announced the six winners of its annual/Awards
for Outstanding Community Initiative, which recognizes outstanding
volunteerism and community service in central Minnesota. The awards
presentation will occur April 7th at the Holiday Inn, St. Cloud,Mn.
Holdingford is proud to learn that one of the recipents is Two Rivers
Enterprises of Holdingford as
2006 Outstanding Enterprise of the year for Central Minnesota.
Two Rivers Enterprises, a manufacturer of stainless
steel restaurant equipment, opened its doors in 2001 with three
employees, including owners Dan and Bob Warzecha. By 2005, it had
grown its workforce to 45 and had become a cornerstone employer paying
living wages and benefits in the community of Holdingford. The
Initiative Foundation helped finance the company’s start-up and a
10,000 square-foot expansion in 2005.