Covered Bridge Project

Mayor Schmit has recently announced in his
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



Joe Brinkman to Retire

This was in the Pioneer Press's Charley Walters column.
"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."


New Public Announcement Link

On the Holdingford City web site is a new link, for City, club and organization public announcements. Check it out.


Sucessful Tree Lighting !

'The Petals to Pedals' really showed their dedication Saturday nite. IT WAS COLD! We didn't have any snow yet, and it was very windy. Never the less, quite a few people showed up for the first annual Christmas tree lighting in Holdingford. Mrs. Waletzko and a dozen members of the Holdingford High School Choir were there , doing a good job of singing carols in the fridged weather. Mayor Schmit gave a welcome, Father mark blessed the tree, the club served hot chocoate and cookies, the hot chocoate was a 'hot' item, we new it was time to go when the cookies started freezing on the trays. Hats off to the garden Club for doing so much for Holdingford this year.



We Have Water

It worked ! It was no surprise but it is always nice to see positive results. Now it is a matter of moving pumps and wiring. They finished the wet work just before the really cold weather set in.