Alumni Jill Rademacher

The University of Vermont plays The University of Minnesota tonite the game is a homecoming for Vermont sophomore Jill Rademacher. she is a native of Holdingford She led Holdingford to a record of 19-7, the best mark in 23 years as a senior in 2004-05. Rademacher was a three-time Central Minnesota All-Conference First Team selection and also earned a spot on the All-Subsection 19 First Team. She was a 1,000-point scorer (1,231 points) and is the first student-athlete from Holdingford to earn a scholarship to a Division I school. She is just the second Minnesota native to play for the Catamounts. I know she will do well but I still want Minnesota to win.


Beautiful weather

Because of the beautiful weather. The three houses on the south end of town are really coming along quickly. I was talking to one of the construction workers and he was saying because of the fall work slowdown. These houses have moved up into top priority. What with the warm weather. And not much work. The other day there there were so many workers on one house it looked like one of those, tv shows where they get a house built in a few days. Well maybe not quite that fast.


Holdingford is getting a new well

Holdingford is getting a new well to replace one of our old wells. The new well is pumping about 650 gallons a minute. With the new well and modifications to the other well controls, Holdingford will be in good water shape for many years. Because of the super nice weather it is going in with minimal of problems.


Christmas tree lighting

The Holdingford Garden Club “Pedals to Petals” is sponsoring a Christmas tree lighting ceremony by the Holdingford Wobegon Park shelter on December 2nd , between 5:30 & 6:00 p.m. There will be carolers, featuring the Holdingford High School Honor Choir, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and cookies. Help decorate the tree with bird friendly ornaments. Come join us for our city’s first Christmas tree lighting. Mayor Schmit will help start a new holiday tradition in Holdingford.
“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.
Organizations Individuals
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
Roxanne Urbashich
Bryan Young



2006 Election Results for Holdingford

Here are the results of how the citizens of Holdingford voted in the 2006 elections.

City of Holdingford total ballots 272
US Senator
rep-Mark Kennedy 135
dfl-Amy Klobuchar 130
con- Ben Powers 2
US Representative District 6
ind-John Paul Binkovski 26
rep-Michelle Backmann 146
dfl- Patty Wetterling 101
State Senator District 14
rep-Michelle Fischbach 163
dfl-Paul Stacke 103
State Representative District 14A
rep- Dan Severson 143
dfl-Barbara Beniek 125
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
ind- Peter Huctchinson\Maureen Reed 9
rep-Tim Pawlenty\Carol Molnau 156
dfl-Mike Hatch\Judi Dutcher 102
grn-Ken Pentel\Danene Provencher 1
ame-Leslie Davis\Gregory Soderberg 3
qrt-Walt E. Brown\Wesley C. Nelson 2
Secretary of State
ind-Joel Spoonheim 4
rep-Mary Kiffmeyer 135
dll-Mark Ritchie 115
fiv-Bruce Kennedy 13
State Auditor
ind-Lucy Gerold 9
rep-Patruca Anderson 119
dfl-Rebecca Otto 126
grn-Dave Berger 6
Attorney General
ind-John James 8
rep-Jeff Johnson 128
dfl-Lori Swanson 122
grn-Papa John Kolstad 6
Constitutional Amendment
yes- 183
County Commissioner District 3
Roger Nelson 79
Vince Schaefer 159
Soil &Water District #1
Jerry Bechtold 177
Kurt Franke 50
the following ran unopposed
County-Auditor-Treasurer, Sheriff, Recorder,Attorney,Soil &Water District #1
City of Holdingford
Mayor Ernie Schmit 237
Council Members
Mike Odden 212
Lloyd Rausch 212

Another new business in town

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.


Crazy Driver

A speeding truck missed a slight corner and ran over a fire hydrant in town, on County 17 knocking it about 15 feet, than hit a telephone pole, causing it to break about 10 feet off the ground. This person must have been really moving. (reported to have been a red truck) This happened about 3:15 Sunday morning. The driver backed up and sped off. They were able to tract the oil leak for a short while. What amasses me is 1. the vehicle still ran and 2. The driver who must have been 'on' something was able to still drive. I was not happy as power was off to town for about 9 hours. Monday they had to go back and fix something else, it was out for another couple of hours. Not a happy community !! I hope they can catch this person.


Holdingford Spanish class learns Mandarin Chinese

A cool experience for the students of Dana Schindele Paulzine's Spanish class at Holdingford High School. They got a chance to learn a little Chinese. It was part of a movement in Minnesota to recognize China's importance to the global economy and expose teachers and students to the language Minnesota Department of Education efforts include starting to train people to teach Mandarin Chinese. Qualified teachers are difficult to find right now, Holdingford Superintendent John Haas said.
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.


Minnesota Trails | Lake Wobegon Trail Expands

I thought you might like to see this information from the Minnesota Bike Trails site.

Lake Wobegon Trail Expands