limited edition of "The Ford in the River"

The Holdingford Area Historical Society is reprinting a limited edition of  "The Ford in the River"  , the history of Holdingford written and published  by Father V. Yeserman in 1985

This would make a wonderful  Christmas gift, the book outlines the history  of accomplishments in the Holdingford area and would be a great  gift to pass onto our friends and relatives.

 $25 per copy

Reserve a copy at  Headley Hardware Hank , Holdingford, MN  or

e-mail your name and phone number to JMC2619 at gmail.com

Check or Cash no credit card.

Delivery date coming soon.

Support your local Historical Society ! 

This fall we were able to renovate the roof of our  future Museum  and are now raising funds to reinovate the interior.


Holdingford Water & Sewer Project 2011

Written by
TaLeiza Calloway St Cloud Times
HOLDINGFORD — Holdingford’s water system is expected to be ready for the future after completion of about $4.5 million in water and street improvements.
City Engineer Scott Lange said there are three aspects to the work. Much of the processing equipment in the city’s wastewater treatment plant will be replaced, water and sewer mains on all city streets north of Washington Street and east of the Two Rivers river, except county roads and North High Court, will be replaced. New water meters will be installed to ensure accurate meter readings and billing, Lange said, and affected streets will be resurfaced when the work is done.
The city’s wastewater treatment plant was built in the early 1990s. The city’s water and sewer lines are more than 50 years old with some inching toward the 75-year mark, he said.
“The equipment is just worn out and needs to be replaced,” Lange said. “It’s a nice project. From a water quality perspective, (residents) will notice a difference.”
There also will be better water connections for firefighters and improved flow throughout the city, he said.
Replacement of the water and sewer mains started at the end of May. Improvements to the wastewater treatment plant will begin midsummer and the plan is for the new water meters to be in place this fall.
The goal is for contractors to complete all work near October or November, Lange said. A public meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Holdingford City Hall to provide the community with project updates.
Public meetings will be at 6 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the duration of the project.
The USDA Rural Development program is funding the project with a $3,873,000 loan and a $578,000 stimulus grant

For weekly updates see http://www.sehinc.com/online/Holdingford



JULY 8-10, 2011

6:00-10:00 pm Classic/Antique Car/Motorcycle Show (on Main Street)
Line-up Starts at 2:00 pm  Judging is at 8:00 pm
For information contact Doug 320-746-2900/Gary 320-250-6457
7:00-11:00 pm “Walk of Hope” Cancer Walk-Football Field or High School Gym
7:00 pm 500 Card Tournament-All Saints Church Basement

8:00 am Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament-Veterans Park
8:00 am (7:30) Registration) 5K Walk/Run-All Saints Church Parking Lot
8:00 am (7:30 Registration) Kids Fun Run-All Saints Church Parking Lot
8:30-9:30 am Drop off Baked goods for Baking Contest (judging 9:30-11:30)
10:00 am Miniature Tractor Pull
11:00 am Sack Race
11:45 am Kiddie Parade
12:00 pm Large Parade
1:00 pm Pie Eating Contest
1:30 pm Area Firefighters Water Fight
1:30 pm Cake Walk (Outside by Lake Wobegon Cafe)
2:00 pm Bingo at American Legion
2:30 pm Elvis Impersonator Contest (Cash prizes awarded)
3:00 pm Adult ATV & Lawnmower Tractor Pull
4:30-7:00 pm Grilled Chicken Dinner @ City Center served by the Holdingford
Garden Club
5:00 pm Bean Bag Toss Tournament (Main Street)
5:30 pm Polka Mass-All Saints Church Grounds
7:00-9:00 pm Square Dancing at the American Legion
8:00-9:00pm Pot-O-Gold Drawing + Helping Hands Drawing
9:00 pm-1:00 am Street Dance-Wrist bands with nominal cover charge
10:00 pm Fireworks

8:30 am-12:30 pm Country Breakfast @ City Hall by the Community Country

  Inflatable games will be available on Saturday, July 9th.   Socks are required when entering the games.  Crafters and Food Booths will be open. Softball Tournaments.Youth Volleyball will be played.  Contact Gloria @320-746-2766 for more information.  FFA will be sponsoring a petting zoo and machinery display. Co-ed Volleyball Tournaments will be at the Veterans Memorial Park.  Contact Robb @320-249-4617 to enter a team.  Helping Hands will have a coffee cake bake sale.  The Ostendorf Band will be playing in the afternoon. If interested in being in the Elvis Impersonator Contest, please give Irene a call at (320)393-2472.  New this year will be our Bean Bag Toss Tournament..  Please call Michael at (320)267-8631 to enter your team.


Holdingford High School Spring Play

Holdingford High School Spring Play
"Dastardly Deeds at the Yoursin Mine"
A Melodrama of insane silliness
Adults 45 seniors & Students $3
7:30 pm


Resurrected Artists Presents: "Barely Heirs" Dinner Theatre

"Barely Heirs" dinner theatre at The Landing in St. Anna on the following dates:
Friday, Feb 25 & Saturday, Feb 26
Friday, March 4 & Saturday, March 5
Friday, March 11 & Saturday March 12
Reservations are required - all Dinner Theatre tickets are $23 in Advance, Non-refundable - -Dinner served at 6pm - - - Performance at...... 8pm
Menu selections - 10 oz Ribeye Steak, Broiled Torsk, Grilled Chicken Breast, Deep Fried Cod and Shrimp Alfredo
Sunday Matinee, March 13 - 2PM - No reservations required - tickets are $7 (regular Sunday buffet available stgarting at 11am
For reservations, please call 320-845-4666
- - Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French - -


The Minnestoa Song

A friend sent us this very funny


Holdingford Firefighters Deliver First Baby

From KSAX-TV  
HOLDINGFORD, Minn. - With an ambulance on the way, Holdingford firefighter Kelly Kobernusz arrived at Sarah Andersen's home just in time to deliver her son, Hunter.

Andersen and her fiance, Bill Shank of Holdingford, had several false alarms while waiting for their son to be born, but when they finally knew it was time, early Friday morning, there was little time to prepare.

"(Bill was) getting my other two children ready to go to the hospital and (I) just knew it was time to have the baby, so then I had him call 9-1-1," Andersen said.

"You do all the planning and preparation to make sure everything goes well, but it's never up to you, I guess. it's up to the baby and the forces at hand to let you know what's gonna happen," Shank said.

With the ambulance about 30 minutes away, the Holdingford Fire Department was called, and Kelly Kobernusz was first on the scene.

"I came in, and she was obviously in heavy labor at the time ...  and things were progressing," Kobernusz said.

"As soon as (Kobernusz) opened the door, the baby was starting to come out already. So he didn't even have time to come around the couch. He just sort of leaned over the couch. I was kneeling on the floor and we delivered the baby," Shank said.

Dorin Rausch, the fire department's medical officer was next on the scene. She became an Emergency Medical Technician in Dec. and got to experience the fire department's first delivery along with several others who came to help.

"When I got in there, Kelly was out the door. He needed some air, and that was fine," Rausch said. "The baby was breathing fine, color was good, moving his arms and legs. It was great."

"(We are) Very lucky that Kelly got here when he did," Andersen said.

"CPR; you can practice, bandaging, bleeding; you can practice all those scenarios. But you can't really practice childbirth," Kobernusz said.

"(I am) still surprised it happened the way it did. And (Hunter) has the nickname of 'Couch potato' now," Andersen said.

"Everyone was healthy and happy, and it worked the way it was supposed to, and you can't say anything else," Kobernusz said. "It's just perfect."

Andersen and baby Hunter went to the hospital in Albany, about 25 minutes after he was born, but were able to leave on Saturday. Anderson said Hunter is healthy and spends most of his time sleeping.

Written for the web by Joe Nelson.