Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Pam Schoon long time Holdingford High School English Teacher has been selected with 129 other Minnesota teachers to vie to become the next Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Teachers are selected by their school peers to represent their school and that is narrowed down to the 130 group. The competition is sponsored by Education Minnesota with the winner being announced in May. This is the second honor Ms. Schoon has received lately. She was also honored by Resource and the Center for Academic Excellence. Congratulations Pam !

The Bridge Now

With all the interest in the covered bridge. I thought a photo of how it looks now would be in order. And here is a link to a photo of the proposed bridge


Holdingford Daze

YIECKS ! I hate it when I am given incorrect information!

The correct dates for ‘Holdingford Daze’ will start Friday July 13th with “The Walk of Hope” and the other events July 14th. More information will be forth coming.



More on The Covered Bridge

A week ago I posted that our covered bridge project is moving ahead.
In the online edition of the St. Cloud Times today. They reported the Stearns County board gave its approval today for the project. County parks director Chuck Wocken was quoted as saying “I’ve always thought Holdingford does things just a little bit prettier than a lot of communities,” and that “They’re never satisfied with just the chassis and the wheel. They want a little more style.” He went on to say The county will be responsible for maintaining and repairing the bridge, although it’s expected to require little maintenance.
I'm sure the citizens of Holdingford appreciate support of the Stearns County board and the positive comments by Mr. Wocken.


Resurrected Artists Community Theatre

The 25th year of Resurrected Artists Community Theatre at ' The Landing ' is coming up quick. This year’s play will be “Bull in a China Shop”. It is the story of six mature ladies who go to great lengths to attract the attention of a younger man. The proceeds from the first weekend will be given to a cancer awareness charity that has not been determined at this time.
Play dates have been set for February 23rd & 24th, March 2nd, 3rd, 9th 10th, and the Sunday matinee on the 11th.
Contact ' The Landing' for reservations 320-845-4666


News Release from Helping Hands

News Release :
Helping Hands Outreach to Elders was informed that they have fully complied with all standards of the Minnesota Charities Review Council. They are now listed at the CRC web site at www.smartgivers.org The statement from the Council read: “Congratulations, the Council has determined that Helping Hands Outreach to Elders meets all standards. Your commitment to accountability as an area of best practice for your organization was like music to our ears. We really appreciate the work you did to meet the standards. It speaks well of your organization’s dedication to the people that you serve that you would take the time to address accountability issues.” A small percentage of small nonprofits like Helping Hands Outreach to Elders receive this recognition and can use the seal of approval.
Way to go ! You can check out the review here


Holdingford Daze

It has been announced that ‘Holdingford Daze’ will start Friday July 13th with “The Walk of Hope” and the other events July 14th. More information will be forth coming.



Holdingford's Covered Bridge

Joe Christenson with Covered Bridge Model he built. The bridge when built will be 164 feet long making it the longest covered bridge in Minnesota and the longest cover bike bridge in the world.
The bridge as previously noted is a project of the Holdingford Lions Club. The plan is to build it in 2008.

Buying Groceries Online

Driving some distance for groceries out here can be a problem sometimes. Whether just getting there or having the time. Were you aware you can buy your groceries online and have them delivered to Holdingford ? The cost of doing so is about what it costs me for gas to get to St. Cloud. You can order them in the morning and get them that afternoon. It is a option to think about Coborns provides this service. I know of some people that have used it, for their busy schedule it works for them.Tags:


New Holdingford Area Historical Society

The Holdingford Area Historical Society is being formed. For anyone interested. They meet on the first Monday of the month at the Corner Pizza & Antiques. The next meeting is Feburary 5th at 7:00 pm. Tim Glines, Manager of Outreach Services, for The Minnesota Historical Society will be the guest.


Holdingford Teachers Honored

Two Holdingford teachers were recognized for their accomplishments by Resource and the Center for Academic
Excellence at the 28th Annual Customer Appreciation Awards Ceremony recently.
Roger Holm for being Academic Coach of the Year and is a Knowledge Bowl Coach and serves on the Resource
Knowledge Bowl Advisory Committee.
Pam Schoon for Teacher Achievement. Pam is a member of the Resource Gifted/Talented Network
These award winners received an award and a $1,000 check from the WEM
Foundation founded by Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillian. The award
winners were nominated by students, students’ parents, community members,
education officials and colleagues.