New Emergency Siren

Hear The Siren

There is a new (to us) emergency siren on the south end of town. I hope we don't have to listen to it except on the first Wednesday of the month when it is tested. Click above to hear a siren similar in sound.



The New Water Fountain

I have been slow in posting this photo of the new fountain at the Lake Wobegon trail. It has been up and running for a while. A very nice addition. I wrote about it here . A big thanks goes out to Wedel's Electric of Albany for donating their labor to this project.


Holdingford Express Region 8C Champion

The Holdingford Express is the Region 8C Champion.
Jeff Swenson, their 29-year-old catcher, was named most valuable player of the Region 8C tournament. Elliott says "It's a testimony to how well he hit and how well he caught as the Express made their way back to the state tournament". Read the whole story in Tom Elliott's St Cloud Times Column.
Holdingford plays the Watkins Clippers at 11 a.m. Saturday in Norwood.
Pat at the "Power House" is organizing a bus trip to the game Saturday, check with him for details. Cost is reported to be $15 for the bus, which will leave at 9:00 a.m. They will be staying for the St Stephens's game which is right after.


New Skateboarding Park

Here is another cool project. Andrew Piasecki's dream has come to reality. He wanted to build a skate board park for the City of Holdingford as a Eagle Scout project. He worked through the local H.I.P. committee. Which if you remember got started with training and a grant from the Initiative Foundation. He raised funds from a number of local businesses and organizations including the American Legion, Lions Club, Sno Flyers Club, The Hair Salon, Two Rivers Enterprise donated steel and developer Tim Berscheid has donated a half pipe. The other pieces of equipment include a grind rail, grind box, quarter pipe and launch ramp, that were built by Andrew and friends. It all sits on top of a 30’ x 50’ concrete slab. Good job Andrew! I know the young folks around here will put this to good use.


Lioness New Park Project

The Holdingford Lioness Club has recently taken on the job of renewing the playground equipment at the Legion Memorial Park. Scraping it down to the metal priming and putting a fresh coat of brightly colored paint. The results look great ! Our hats off for a excellent job ! Oh, and the money for the paint was donated by the Holdingford Snow-Flyers Club. A big thanks to them also.


Francis Schroden in the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America

From the St. Cloud Times. Francis Schroden, son of Tom and Renee Schroden of Holdingford, recently represented Alexandria Technical College while participating in the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America in New York.
Schroden received recognition as a finalist in Web application team.
Good job Francis !