This story features Brenny Transportation Inc. of St. Cloud, Minnesota delivering new fermentation tanks to Cold Spring Brewery's new Third Street Brew House. It's amazing to see how these giant stainless steel tanks are transported to the site, unloaded, uprighted and literally rolled into place vertically. This is definitely something you don't see every day.
This story was sponsored in part by Brenny Transporation Inc.
Monday, January 9, 2012 New Teal's Market Store Cold Spring, Minnesota USA
On Monday, Janaury 9th, Teal's Market officially opened their new store in Cold Spring, Minnesota USA This story includes an interview with Andrea Teal, Mayor Doug Schmitz, Manager Greg Carlson and Meat Department Mgr Brenda Decker. It also includes some great coverage inside the new store. Some of the new features of the store include an expanded sit-down deli, over 5000 new products including natural and organic products, a larger Cold Spring Bakery section, a pharmacy and later in February a liquor store.
Superintendent Scott Staska ROCORI School District Cold Spring, MN USA
In this video School Superintendent Scott Staska straightens out any rumors that have been floating in the community. ROCORI Schools will start on September 12th, 2011 as previously stated and planned. This is a later than normal start to allow the construction crews adequate time to have the new Middle School and High School remodeling completed.
On Thursday, August 25, we are hosting a community meeting to facilitate discussion about the upcoming school year. The meeting will begin at 7:00 in the new Commons at the High School site.
The meeting will include an overview of the plans being made to address student safety issues. School board members and district administrators will be present at the meeting.
The first part of the meeting will include information from school officials offering updates on district plans for the year. The second part of the meeting will move meeting participants into smaller groups to look at several district policies (student discipline, bully prevention, and parts of the emergency response policy) to gather public feedback for district consideration.
Community members are welcome to attend the meeting to share feedback and ideas as the district opens a new school year.
Have a great weekend. We hope to see you on Thursday evening!
AUCTION-When I was a young boy on the farm, I used to tag along with my Dad to farm auctions and sometimes other auctions also. The term used to describe the auctioneers work was called "crying" the sale. The auctioneers rapid- fire talk was something that interested me. I would try to mimic him when I got home and nobody was around, but it never seemed to come out right.
At times, there would be one particular person, who bought many items. The auctioneer or auctioneers ( sometimes there were more than one) would "work" this person who bought so much and they would say, "Come on Joe, you'd better buy this garden tiller so can kill all the weeds in your garden." Many times, Joe did buy that extra item.
Because of the noon start, my Dad would stop at a gas station and small grocery store and buy some homemade weiners and sweet rolls. This was like having a picnic as we drove on to the auction.
Speaking of food, there was usually a lunch wagon at the sales. It was run by the neighbor ladies or a nearby church group.
What always amazed me was what got sold at auctions. A box af many small items would be sold and after you bought it you would find that it contained a can of rusty bent nails. When we got home, my job was to clean the nails off with some kerosene and straighten the nails so we coild use them to build fence.
Auctioneers could put in a joke now and then to "loosen" the crowd up. Bidding went a little better after that.
My days of going to auctions with my Dad are fond memories and there were other young boys and girls who did the same also.
Auctions were a community event and it served as a time to meet and greet old friends and make new ones. This was a time that consisted of trust, togetherness, and cooperation.
TRIVIA- Paynesville, Minnesota was settled in 1857. It was named for Edwin Payne, an officer in the founding land company and the first Postmaster. The location was chosen because it was a good spot to ford the Crow River.
TITANIC TRIVIA- Captain Smith of the Titanic, worked for the White Star Ship line for 25 years. but went down with his last ship at the age of 60.
THE LIGHTSIDE- It's time to go on a diet when a buddy insists you rotate your shoes every 4,000 miles.
It's time to go on a diet when you take a shower and find out that you have to let out the shower curtain
Any man who thinks chemical warfare is something new, doesn't know much about a woman's perfume. B. G.
QUESTION: What do you call a 50-year-old man with no gray hair? ANSWER: Bald.
JUDGE: "Ole, I'm going to give you 50 dollars or 10 days in jail. OLE: Vell, I'm short of money, so I'll take da 50 dollars.
SVEN: What would you do if you found a million dollars? OLE: Vell, if it belonged to a poor person, I'd return it.
WORDS FOR THE WEEK- "Better to fight for something, than live for nothing." -George S. Patton-
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." -Dr. Suess-
"The best way to have the last word is to aplogize." -Daily Quotes-
"God didn't do it all in one day, what makes you think you can?" - Daily Quotes-
OLD BURMA-SHAVE SIGNS-
The road Was slippery Curve was sharp White robe, halo Wings and harp BURMA-SHAVE.
Until next week, please take good care of yourself.
April 12, 2011 ROCORI Middle School Cold Spring, Minnesota USA
Official Announcement from School Superintendent Scott Staska,
On April 12, 2011, at approximately 9:00 a.m., students reported to the ROCORI Middle School principal that they thought they saw another student with a gun in that student’s locker. The principal, Cheryl Schmidt, took immediate action with the reporting students and was able to identify the student offender and the locker. The principal moved directly to the locker and was able to secure the weapon.
The student was immediately secured. The principal contacted other school and law enforcement officials. The incident was turned over to law enforcement, through the school resource officer, for investigation.
The risk to others was very brief and ended very quickly. Because of the quick resolution, there was no need for a building lockdown. School officials were confident the situation was limited and under control. The situation is not, at this point, a threat to anyone in the middle school building as the student has been taken into protective custody.
The situation is pending investigation. The School District is confident the police department will thoroughly investigate the full scope of the incident.