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Caledonia High School Snow Days Royalty
Published February 17, 2012 at 10:05 am
By 4-3 vote, planning commission recommends one-year moratorium
Published February 16, 2012 at 9:46 am
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor After listening to about 90 minutes of public comments concerning a possible moratorium on silica frac sand mining in Houston County provided by 26 different residents of Southeast Minnesota, the Houston County Planning and Zoning Board voted 4-3 to recommend a...
Hokah man dies following tractor accident Saturday
Published February 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Matthew John Von Arx, 62, of 308 5th Street, Hokah died Saturday from injuries sustained in a tractor accident that occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday just west of Hokah. According to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office units from the Hokah Fire Department and First Responders, Tri-State Ambulance...
Rod & Gun Club Fun Night Saturday, Feb. 18
Published February 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor “This is our one and only fundraising event of the year. All of the money we raise from our Fun Night goes to pay for local projects we conduct each year,” noted Steve Peter about the Caledonia Rod & Gun Club’s annual Fun Night. The annual event, which...
County board approves contract for computerized payroll system
Published February 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor Houston County will be entering the 21st century when it comes to keeping track of county employees’ hours worked, vacation time and sick leave. The Houston County Board approved a contract with Data Financial, Inc. of Mequon, Wis. for a computerized employee...
Building permit applications down in Houston County
Published February 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor Even though Houston County residents have experienced an unusually warm and snow free winter so far this year, the number of building permits County Zoning Administrator Bob Scanlan brought before the board for approval last week was down. At the Feb. 7 meeting,...
New 4-H program coordinator begins duties in Houston County
Published February 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor There’s a new face at the Houston County Extension Office. Meghan Wall was recently hired as the 4-H program coordinator, replacing Kelly Wilkins, who held that position for a number of years. “I’m very excited to be here,” Wall said. “I was in 4-H for...
Three school districts share their teacher through ITV technology
Published February 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm
By Clay Schuldt Special for the Argus Spring Grove Principal Nancy Gulbranson is teaching a childhood development class for Caledonia, Spring Grove and Fillmore Central students all at the same time. How can Gulbranson teach a class in Spring Grove, Caledonia and Harmony, while serving as the...
Adult Basic Education program expanding classes to reach more
Published February 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor “This is an exciting time to be involved with the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in Caledonia. The ABE program has recently expanded services to include new students and to offer more options to new and existing students,” said Rande Gustafson, La...
‘What would you do if you were President of the U.S. for a day?’
Published February 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm
With President’s Day being observed this next Monday, we asked the fourth graders at St. Mary’s School in Caledonia what they would do if they were president for a day. This is what they wrote: If I were President I would have no school on any holiday (ex. Valentine’s Day). I also would make...