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In conjunction with Minnesota FoodShare Month, Cub Scout Pack 51 will hold its annual “Scouting For Food” food drive this week in the communities of Brownsville, Caledonia, and Eitzen. The Cub Scouts, who promise “to help other people”, invite you to donate non-perishable, non-expired food i…

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The Webelos of Cub Scout Pack 51 recently enjoyed a weekend trip to Chicago, all piling into a van to make the six-hour drive to the city. By Friday afternoon they were feasting on Giordano’s World Famous Chicago Deep Dish Pizza before spending a mind-blowing night at the Chicago Museum of S…

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Martha Moenning from the Triton FFA Chapter and Mollie Allen from the Kasson-Mantorville FFA Chapter took home top honors from the Region 8 FFA Discussion Meet held February 2. Both will advance to the state contest in April in conjunction with the Minnesota State FFA Convention. Martha Moen…

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Troop 53 members helped out at the owl nest box building class. World class speakers, such as Dr. Richard Raid, Hall of Fame Special Achievement Award winner, entertained and educated audiences at Owl Fest. Owl Fest saw several fans descend upon Houston over the weekend for a full slate of f…

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The Caledonia Area School Board voted, Tuesday Feb. 26, to extend the school year to June 7, to make up for two snow days and if the need arises to make up more. If no more snow days need to be made up then the last day of the school year will be June 4. Seniors’ last day of school will rema…

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St. Mary’s held their annual Science Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Students displayed the items they’ve been working hard on throughout the early part of 2019. The wide array of topics and projects were interesting to behold. Pictured above left, Georgia Welsh and Sean McCormick.

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The Houston County Board recognizes that many in our ag. Based community are facing a particularly stressful period. We also know that help from state and federal sources is not always as timely or practical as needed. We are working closely with our EDA and Extension offices to connect peop…

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The 142nd annual meeting of Wilmington Mutual Insurance Company was held February 22 at the Fest Building in Spring Grove. 176 policy holders, staff and guests enjoyed an appreciation dinner at noon that was catered by Ivy Grove Café. Music was provided by The Starliters of Spring Grove.

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After nearly seven months with no representation on the Houston County Board, residents of the third district (the City of Caledonia and Caledonia Township) finally have a commissioner.

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Caledonia Elementary Principal Gina Meinertz was recently awarded with a Division Leadership Award by the Minnesota Elementary and Secondary Principal Association. The group is made up of principals all over the state. MESPA recognizes principals from the twelve regions to honor their collea…

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On February 25, The Caledonia City Council reviewed county plans to rehabilitate County 3 – also known as Main Street – this summer.

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This past weekend the cast of Peter Pan Jr. performed for appreciative crowds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The classic telling of Peter Pan was a pleasure to see and the kids did a great job! Peter Pan was played by Sean Privet, Eric Myhre portrays a Native American Chief and Wendy Darlin…

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The state champion Caledonia Warrior football team received their championship rings on Thursday, Feb. 14. Pictured are the Warrior seniors displaying their bling.

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Sno Court members from left to right are freshmen Grace Myhre and Trevor Kruse, sophomores Jenna Wiebke and Ivan Baraneko, juniors Melanie Seymour and Jack Strub and seniors Ashley Schroeder and Tyler Wiebke. Coronation is this Thursday at 10.10 a.m. in the MS/HS Auditorium.

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Bob Burns is the new Houston County District 3 commissioner as he defeated Bruce Bullman in a special election held on Tuesday, February 12. Burns secured 159 votes while Bullman had 55 votes votes in the special election. Burns will begin his duties after being sworn in at the first meeting…

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You don't need us to remind you how cold temps were last week when the "polar vortex" I'm told named "Jaylon" descended upon our area. On Thursday, demps dipped to -34 below causing the area to screech to a crawl as the only activity any did in the record cold temperatures was minimal.

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A fund raiser for the Caledonia music department was held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Four Seasons Center. In addition to local musicians, Caledonia music students performed for the full house. 

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Be on the lookout for some exciting changes at the Caledonia Public Library this year. After a year of strategic planning, the library Board has set a number of goals for 2019. Among them are to investigate opportunities for increased author visits, establish an evening book club for adults,…

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Elvis was in town thanks to Street Scapes/Caledonia Green and Caledonia Community Spirit. The money raised will go to help these charities continue to provide for the Caledonia community. Thanks to the organizers for their efforts. 

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Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.

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Houston One Act team took third overall this past weekend in sub-section competition. Performing their play “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, the group consists of Director Greta Goetting, Emma Forsyth, Ethan Kinstler, Christopher Bartz, Lilli Carlson, Cora Niebeling, Jonathan Smith, Hayley …