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Caledonia Area Elementary observes MLK Day
Published January 17, 2012 at 8:34 am
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Houston County Jail can now house female prisoners
Published January 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor The Houston County Jail will be allowed to house adult female prisoners and it won’t cost the county an arm and a leg to do so. Sheriff Doug Ely and Jail Administrator Mark Schiltz informed the county board the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) has...
Houston County Board considers a frac sand mining moratorium
Published January 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor Frac sand mining coming to Houston County? The jury, or in this case the Houston County Board, is still out on this decision. But if one considers the county board’s initial reaction to a group of Houston County residents opposed to silica sand mining here, the...
Goat’s milk cheese making class was a big hit in Houston
Published January 10, 2012 at 8:16 am
By Audrey Alfson Special for the Argus Marge Kitchen, of rural Houston, has been making cheese from goat’s milk for over 35 years. When her oldest son got his first 4H goats, they just couldn’t let all that milk go to waste, so they drank the milk, made buttermilk, butter, yogurt and cheese....
Interim Superintendent Marcia Love will provide much experience
Published January 10, 2012 at 8:14 am
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor Veteran school administrator Marcia Love was hired last month to serve as a part-time interim superintendent for the Caledonia Public Schools system. The native of Harmony brings a wealth of classroom teaching and school administration to the six-month position....
Jack Miller will once again head Houston County Board in 2012
Published January 10, 2012 at 8:11 am
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor Jack Miller will once again serve as chair of the Houston County Board. The First District Commissioner was elected by a 3-2 vote to serve as board chair for a second straight year during the Jan. 3 board meeting. County Auditor Char Meiners called the meeting to...
County looks at cutting cost of having annual audit completed
Published January 10, 2012 at 8:10 am
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor Could Houston County have their annual audit completed for less the $67,000? That’s what interim County Financial Director Carol Lapham asked during last week’s county board meeting. The county has used the Minnesota State Auditor’s Department to conduct...
School board holds organizational meeting, Werner re-elected chair
Published January 10, 2012 at 8:07 am
By Clay Schuldt Special for the Argus The Caledonia School Board met on Tuesday Jan. 3 for an organizational meeting, which included elected new officers for 2012. Michelle Werner will continue to serve as the school’s board chairperson while Kelley McGraw will serve as vice-chairperson. Jean...
Postal rates going up Jan. 22, get your Forever stamps by Jan. 21
Published January 10, 2012 at 7:55 am
By Charlie Warner Argus News Editor As of Sunday, Jan. 23 it will cost a penny more to mail letters to any location in the United States. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the increase is the first price change for first-class mail stamps (Forever stamps) in more than two and a half years....