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Table of Contents
Welcome to Holdingford ...........................................Page 4 Quick Reference Phone Numbers ..........................Page 5 History ..............................................................................Page 6 City of Holdingford .....................................................Page 7 Commercial Club ..........................................................Page 9 Holdingford Fire Department ................................. Page 10 Public Utilities ............................................................. Page 11 Community Services ................................................ Page 12 Community Organizations..................................... Page 13 Churches....................................................................... Page 14 Soldiers Shrine............................................................ Page 15 Community Events Calendar ................................ Page 16 Holdingford Sno-Flyers ........................................... Page 17 Parks & Recreation .................................................... Page 18 Lake Wobegon Trail .................................................. Page 19 Education ............................................................. Pages 20-22 Medical .................................................................. Pages 24-27 Business Directory............................................. Pages 28-30 The Holdingford Resource Guide is published by Star Publications, 522 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378 320-352-6577 Published April, 2013



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Welcome to the city of


Whether you are coming for a visit or coming here to live, you will be welcomed in Holdingford! The City of Holdingford is located 10 miles north of Interstate 94, on County Road 9, (take the Avon exit). We are located on what we believe is the most beautiful section of the Lake Wobegon Trail. From our Lake Wobegon Trailhead Park, you can bike south, through our covered bridge, which just happens to be the longest covered bridge in Minnesota, through the countryside, past Two Rivers Lake, on your way to meet up with the east and west section of the Wobegon Trail. Or from our Trailhead Park you can bike north to the Mississippi River Bridge and see Blanchard Dam below as you cross the bridge. In Veterans Park, we have a campground that will accommodate everything from tents to motor homes, playground equipment, skateboard ramps, lighted volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a softball field and a park shelter that can be rented for get-togethers. Another popular attraction is the Soldiers Shrine, which is the first and oldest memorial in
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the United States dedicated to the Veterans of World War II. For folks interested in calling Holdingford home, we have numerous developed building sites available, with amenities such as an excellent K thru 12 school system, restaurants, retail, parks, churches, civic organizations, several area lakes, and a Block Nurse program to help the elderly stay in their own homes as long as possible. For those wishing to start or move a business here, The City of Holdingford has industrial and commercial sites available, with tax incentives to help you get started. Please take a few minutes and look at our website to see a great aerial view of Holdingford, and check out the interesting links for more details of our city. Please come and see us, THE WELCOME MAT IS ALWAYS OUT! Mayor Ernie Schmit

History of Holdingford

Klisch & Langset Store in Holdingford, early 1900s. Holdingford was named after pioneer Irishman Randolph Holding, who came to the area in 1868. He homesteaded on the west side of a ford area on South Two Rivers, where he started a general store and platted out his vision of the future village. In 1872, he was appointed first postmaster of “Holding’s Ford” located at his general store. The building still stands as a house today. At about the same time on the east side of South Two Rivers, the village of Wardeville townsite was platted and had five homes. In 1885, the first St. Mary’s Church was built by Scotch-Irish Catholics on the west side of South Two Rivers, as well as the first school across the road. The name of the post office was changed to HoldingFord in 1894, and moved to the east side of the river (Wardville) with Valentine Batz as Postmaster. Two years later, the village of Holding and Wardeville combined to be Holding Ford on August 22, 1896. Also the same year, Union Evangelical Church was started on the east side of the new village. In the early part of the 20th century, the village of Holding was a very energetic and thriving village as an economic business and social center for the area. From 1907-09, the Soo Line Railroad was built through Holding Ford, and in 1908 the local newspaper, The Advertizer, started publishing.

Mitchell’s Saw Mill, Holdingford, 1909. 1911 saw the beginning of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, and in 1915 St. Mary’s Church was rebuilt on the east side, as the first church on the west side had burned down. A concrete bridge built in 1919 over Two Rivers helped advance Holding Ford to become the biggest trading center for miles around. The addition of the Congregational Church, started in 1921, added to the diversity of faith. After several earlier attempts to change the name of the village, finally in 1930 the name was changed from Holding to Holdingford, distinguishing the difference between the township and the village. During prohibition, Stearns County became a large producer of moonshine with a majority of the farmers in the area distilling spirits. Stearns County spirits made their way to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chicago and Canada. The product was nicknamed “Minnesota 13” after the seed corn it was made from. Many say Holdingford was the unofficial moonshine capital of Minnesota. The Holdingford Soldier’s Shrine, built in 1942, was the first World War II memorial in the United States. In 1946, Konsor Welding was established, and eventually became DCI when it moved to Waite Park in 1965. In its heydays of the 1950s-60s Holdingford had: • 3 car dealerships. • 2 meat markets with groceries • 2 more grocery stores • 2 hardware stores • restaurant with bar, bowling, and dance hall • variety store • movie theatre • lumber yard • municipal liquor store • 2 gas stations • bank • legion club • funeral home 1949, Fun Center opened Oct. 22, A. J. Schroder.
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City of Holdingford
City Council: Counc cil il: Ernie Schmit, Mayor.................................................. 746-2603 Lewis Becker ................................................................ 290-2616 Sue Marstein................................................................ 746-2787 Mike Odden ................................................................. 746-2991 Lloyd Rausch ............................................................... 250-4032 City Personnel: Sandra Meer, Clerk/Treasurer ................................ 746-2966 Kathy O’Hara, Custodian/Park Manager............ 293-6687 Jeremy Freudenrich, Maintenance Supervisor....................................... 746-2673 Adam Krebs, Maintenance Specialist ................. 746-2673 Pat Meier, Municipal Liquor Store Manager .... 746-2892 Keith Hommerding, Fire Chief .............................. 746-2244 Pat Meier, Deputy Chief & Safety Officer Dorine Rausch, Secretary & Medical Officer

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Official Appointments and Department Liaisons Asst. Clerk-Treasurer Ernie Schmit Accountant Schlenner, Wenner & Co. Engineers SEH - Scott Lange Depository Stearns Bank - Holdingford Newspaper Albany Enterprise Webmaster Mike Odden Liaison Officers: Clerk Ernie Schmit Fire Department Susan Marstein/Lewis Becker Maintenance Department Lloyd Rausch Liquor Department Lewis Becker/Susan Marstein Parks Dept. Mike Odden

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Holding in Partnership Committee
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Caramel Roll Bike Ride

Community Picnic

Cancer Walk

Holdingford Daze

Christmas Tree Lighting

For more information on the H.I.P. Committee, call 320-746-2966.

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Holdingford Commercial Club


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The purpose of the Commercial Club is to cooperatively advertise and promote continued business or business expansion for the sake of the local community. The club meets the first Monday of every month. 2013 Officers President: Robb Berscheid Vice President: Jeremy Freudenrich Secretary/Treasurer: Karen Solarz

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Holdingford Fire Department

Fire Hall: 746-2244 Emergency: 911

Welcome to Holdingford from all of us here at the Holdingford Fire Department. Holdingford Fire Department was established in 1896 and our members continue to serve our city and our surrounding area proudly. We also serve Holding Township and portions of Krain and Brockway Townships. We respond to all types of emergencies, from structure or car fires to auto accidents to water rescues, but the majority of our calls are medical calls. Our members are all trained as Minnesota State Certified Fire Fighter 1 & 2, Hazmat and First Responders. We also have two EMTs in our Sincerely, department. Keith Hommerding, Holdingford Fire Chief

Our department is staffed by 20 dedicated members. We average 90 calls per year. On the second and fourth Thursdays we have our monthly meetings and training exercises. We are currently looking for a few new members. If interested, please contact any member. I’m proud to be a member of the Holdingford Fire Department for the past 21 years. I have served as chief for the past two years. I enjoy the camaraderie and the service this organization provides to our community. I sincerely hope you and your family feel welcomed and safe in our community. If we can be of any help, please call us at 320-746-2244.

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ELECTRIC POWER: Xcel Energy provides uninterrupted commercial and residential service. Electric rates are available upon request at (800)895-4999. GARBAGE: Residential garbage and recycling services are available through Tom’s Refuse. Garbage pickup is on Tuesday. Recycling pickup is every other Friday. Call Tom’s Refuse for more information at 320-836-2206. TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES: Various internet, cable, long distance telephone, digital TV and cellular services are available through the following providers: Verizon 800-922-0204, Xtratyme 888-987-2896, Midcontinent 800-888-1300, Integra 866-468-3472, Albany Mutual Telephone 320-845-2101, DirecTV 800783-1376. WATER: Holdingford’s municipal water system consists of a 200,000 gallon elevated water storage tank. The average pumping rate per day is 40,000 gallons. Current water rates and billing information are available upon request at 746-2966. WASTEWATER: Holdingford’s municipal wastewater consists of a mechanical treatment plant. Current wastewater rates are available upon request at 7462966.

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Community Services
compact di disks, books-on-tape and popular magazines. k b k Using the varied reference resources, your questions will be answered, plus a public internet station is available for your use. Daily deliveries bring requested items to patrons within several days and children’s programs are presented several times a year. NEWSPAPERS: The Albany Enterprise is a weekly newspaper. that covers news and events in and around the Holdingford area. The city also has daily delivery of the St. Cloud Times, Minneapolis Tribune, USA Today, and Pioneer Press. The MidMinnesota Shopper, Hometown News, Morrison Couonty Record, and Dairyland Peach are also delivered weekly. RADIO: KASM 1150 AM is a privately-owned radio station. KASM has been serving Central Minnesota since 1950 and provides the area with news, weather, farm reports, sports, community information and music that includes polka, country and sounds from the big band era. KASM’s signal extends to the North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Canadian borders. KASM’s sister station is KDDG 105.5 FM and plays your favorite oldies. TELEVISION: Digital TV from Albany Mutual Telephone is all digital with over 155 channels and multiple package options. Visit or call 845-2101. Cable service is provided by Mid-Continent (800) 888-1300, serving Holdingford and the surrounding area.

POST OFFICE: Holdingford has a first-class post office. The Holdingford Post Office has all mail services available, with Express Mail overnight delivery to most major market cities and First Class Mail overnight delivery to Minneapolis-St. Paul. It is located at 105 Plymouth Street. LIBRARY: Not far from Holdingford, the Albany Public Library, located at 400 Railroad Ave., is a 3,000 sq. ft. spacious building. It is one of thirty-one libraries that make up the Great River Regional Library. With your free library card, you can check out books, videos, cassettes,

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Community Organizations
American Legion Auxiliary
The auxiliary is made up of women who are wives, sisters, children and grandchildren of veterans. Poppy day is held in May with all donations going back to the veterans. Proceeds are used for the ice cream social, Christmas gifts and decorations. This year a veteran was sent on a fishing trip to Ely. Meat raffles are also held during the winter to raise money for school and community support. Contact Karen Solarz at 320-250-6903 for more information. Located on Main Street, Holdingford.

American Legion Post #211

The American Legion Post #211 meets the third Monday of every month at 8 p.m. Their facility is available to rent for your events. Please call Ernie Schmit at 746-2966. Holdingford Area Historical Society The goal of the Holdingford Area Historical Society is to preserve the history of the Holdingford area. Activities include a float in the Holdingford Daze parade, T-shirts sold at various events and locations, the Welna building restoration, the boxcar mural at the Lake Wobegon Bike Trail Head, and video taken of the Milbrandt excavation on the Holdingford Historical Society You Tube Channel. For more information, contact Sue Marstein at smaymar@ Holdingford Commercial Club The purpose of the Commercial Club is to cooperatively advertise and promote continued business or business expansion for the sake of the local community. The club meets the first Monday of every month. Holdingford Helping Hands Outreach Helping Hands Outreach began by reaching out to help older adults who were experiencing challenges to remain safely and comfortably in their homes. Their vision is to facilitate the caring of good neighbors in all parts of our service area. We work to help the community to become more mindful of the older adults and adults with disabilities, not only because they may be in need of some support, but because they are valuable assets to help build our community. For more information, contact 746-9960. Holdingford Lioness Club Our club was organized in 1976 to be a service organization and auxiliary to Lions International, whose focus is on programs for the sight and hearing impaired. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for women to become actively involved in community service through local projects. For more information, contact Sharon Berscheid at 746-2121. Holdingford Lions Club Lions Club meets the second Monday of each month at the Minnesota 13 Restaurant, Holdingford. The Lions

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Club sponsors such events as the Indoor Fishing Contest on the last Sunday in February, the LWTA Caramel Roll Ride, the Walk of Hope, Holdingford Daze Parade, the Picnic in the Park on the last Sunday in August, and our Evening of Entertainment. For more information, contact Joe Christensen at 320-746-2619. Holdingford Sno-Flyers The Holdingford Sno-Flyers were officially established in 1968. The Sno-Flyers were organized by a group of people that had a love of the winter outdoors. The Club belongs to state and federal snowmobiling organizations that are crucial for maintaining laws that protect snowmobiling and other outdoor recreation. The Sno-Flyers have about 30 members and hold their annual membership meeting the third Saturday of October at 8 p.m. at the Sno-Flyers Clubhouse. If interested in joining or if you have questions, contact Sue or Doug Marstein at 746-2787 or stop in at Jim’s Snowmobile & Marine and talk with Scott Paggen. Holdingford Sportsman’s Club The club’s mission is to promote hunting and fishing among all age groups, as well as help conserve our natural resources. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Holdingford Women of Today The Holdingford Women of Today is a women’s group that focuses on community service. Some of their projects include the back-to-school meal for the elementary school open house in the fall, pillow cleaning and the Santa breakfast at Christmas time. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Holdingford Civic Center. For more information, contact Debbie Kostreba at 320-746-2649. Petals to Pedals Garden Club The Petals to Pedals Garden Club has taken on the task of creating several beautiful flower gardens near the trail head and at the American Legion Park. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at City Hall. For more information, call 746-2966.
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Community Events
Visit for specific dates on area events.


April Saturday - Lions Evening of Entertainment May St. Anna Sportsmens Club/The Landing Annual Open Catch & Release Walleye Tournament, held the Saturday after the fishing opener every year on Two Rivers Lake. June Lake Wobegon Trail Caramel Roll Ride, 8 a.m. July Holdingford Daze Car Show, Cancer Walk, Wobegon Trail 5K Fun Run and Walk, Children’s Rides, Parade, Crafts, Softball Tournament, Dance, Volleyball Tournament August Holdingford Area Family Picnic

December Winter February

Christmas Tree Lighting Sno-Flyers Annual Vintage Snowmobile Run Lions Indoor Fishing Contest on the last Sunday in February

Food, music, games, a car show and parade are just some of the familyfun activities held in July at the annual “Holdingford Daze,” which typically attracts thousands of people from throughout central Minnesota and beyond.

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Holdingford Sno-Flyers
The Holdingford Sno-Flyers were officially established in 1968. The Sno-Flyers were organized by a group of people that had a love of the winter outdoors. This group started meeting together, raised money and built one of the few snowmobile clubhouses in the state of Minnesota. The Sno-Flyer Clubhouse is located outside of Holdingford just off County Road 9. The two-story building hosts a bar and kitchen area, lounge areas, bathrooms and fireplaces on each level. It is open weekends December through March for passing visitors, snowmobilers, and ice fishermen to stop in for food and beverages. Fun Runs (Poker Runs) are held throughout the winter on Saturdays and Sundays and are enjoyed by young and old. The club belongs to state and federal snowmobiling organizations that are crucial for maintaining laws that protect snowmobiling and other outdoor recreation. The Sno-Flyers sponsor snowmobile safety classes that are held yearly for 12- to 18-year-old youngsters to learn the safe and legal way to ride snowmobiles. The club hosts an annual landowner appreciation dinner to thank landowners who permit snowmobile trails

through their land. An annual Vintage Snowmobile Run is also held yearly as a fundraiser and great get-together. The SnoFlyers have about 30 members and hold their annual membership meeting the third Saturday of October at 8 pm at the Sno-Flyers Clubhouse. If interested in joining or if you have questions, contact Sue or Doug Marstein at 746- 2787 or stop in at Jim’s Snowmobile & Marine and talk with Scott Paggen.


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Clubhouse is located 2 miles South of Holdingford on Cty. Rd. 9, 1 mile East on 400th St.


(320) 746-2232 900 5th Street, Holdingford, MN 56340 Nestled in the beautiful hills and woods of northern Stearns County, Holdingford Schools are located nine miles north of I-94. It consists of four communities; Opole, St. Anna, St. Wendel and Holdingford. The district facilities are conveniently located at one site. The secondary school was constructed in 1970 and in 1996 the elementary school was added. Current enrollment is about 1,100 students and remains steady. The school district has an excellent reputation because of the community and staff commitment to our students. Students are the centerpiece of the community. Evidence backs up this claim. The community supports the schools with an additional operating levy of $500 per student. Holdingford students consistently exceed the state averages in all categories of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. Holdingford’s Community Education Prog Program is vibrant and responsive to our community. We provide classes t th ro throughout the year including summer r recreation and swim lessons.

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Holdingford Schools


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • Specialists in media, art, physical education, vocal & instrumental music and Spanish. • Supurb fine arts program which include music concerts and art shows. • A low overall educator/student Educating Today ratio of 17:1 For A Better Tomorrow • All day, every day kindergarten. • Early Childhood Family Education for preschoolers and parents. • Full time nursing service. • Enrichment activities for gifted/ highly-motivated students. • Active volunteer program. • Variety of athletic activities. • Active Parent Teacher Association. • Special Education and Title programs provided by highly-qualified instructors. • State-of-the-Art technology.
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• Science class offerings range from introductory biology to physics. • College credit in English, mathematics and social studies. • Complete mathematics curriculum up to calculus. • One of the largest FFA chapters in the state. • Streaming Interactive video classrooms open up a wide variety of access and opportunities. • Creative dramatics in the English/speech and theater departments. • Special Education teachers with multiple licensures and training in specialized disability areas. • Strong co-curricular and athletic opportunities. • Guidance services offering academic, social, emotional and career guidance. • Interventions to support positive behavior and academic success.


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The following colleges and universities are within a 35- to 70-mile radius of Holdingford.
St. Cloud State University 720 4th Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498 (320) 308-0121 St. Cloud Technical and Community College 1540 Northway Drive St Cloud, MN 56303-1240 (320) 308-5000 (800) 222-1009 Rasmussen College 226 Park Ave South St. Cloud, MN 56301-3713 (320) 251-5600 Regency Beauty Institute 110 2nd Street So. Waite Park, MN 56387 (320) 251-0500 St. Scholastica 4150 2nd Street South, Ste 550 St. Cloud, MN 56301 (320) 529-6663 College of Saint Benedict 37 S College Ave St. Joseph, MN 56374 (320) 363-5011 Saint John’s University PO Box 2000 Collegeville, MN 56321 (320) 363-2011 Alexandria Technical College 1601 Jefferson St Alexandria, MN 56308 (888) 234-1222 Ridgewater College Willmar Campus 21010 15th Avenue NW PO Box 1097 Willmar, MN 56201 (800) 722-1151 Minnesota School of Business 1201 2nd Street So. Waite Park, MN 56387 (320) 257-2000 Model College of Hair Design 201 8th Avenue So. St. Cloud, MN 56301 (320) 253-4222 (800) 450-3300

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Medical Care
physicals, well-baby and well-child check-ups, and the time needed to manage the care of each patient as well as to establish new patients. Urgent care provides immediate care for acute, non-life threatening illness and injury and is a critical component of our health system. Some symptoms appropriate for urgent care include: upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, minor burns, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and acute sprains and strains. Cooperation between patients, their primary care providers, our emergency department and our urgent care team creates a network of care options that puts the patient in the right hands for the right level of care at the right time. COUMADIN CLINIC: The Coumadin Clinic helps patients monitor and manage the medication they take to prevent blood clots. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday mornings. Providers have established guidelines for a registered nurse to check patients’ blood and adjust their dose of warfarin (Coumadin), as well as other medications patients may be taking or need (such as heparin shots or vitamin K, the antidote to Coumadin). DIABETES HEALTH COACH: The Diabetes Health Coach method is a personcentered approach to wellness, not just disease management. When you visit the health coach, the certified diabetes educator will get to know you as a person and work with you to create a personalized wellness plan that educates, motivates and empowers you. It is designed to help you find the tools within yourself to make positive changes in your behavior and lifestyles. Coaching appointments are Monday through Thursday afternoons.

of the services and facilities in order to serve the needs of patients in our service area. Through donations from families, individuals and organizations, the foundation builds partnerships between the area communities and AAHMC to improve area health. Currently the foundation is working on raising funds for a digital mammography unit.

SWING BED PROGRAM Albany Area Hospital also offers a swing bed program. The transition to swing bed is after a three-day hospital stay and includes skilled nursing, physical or occupational therapy and medication administration, as well as a weekly visit by the patient’s attending provider. Patients in the swing bed program can be transitioned to AAHMC from any health care facility. A requirement is that the patient is actively participating in making progress towards established goals. The swing bed program allows our area residents to be close to home while patients maintain or return to their highest level of independence. The swing bed program offers rehab services to allow patients to “come back home” near their family and friends while they recover from major illness or surgery. By receiving services locally, patients can maintain ongoing contact with their friends and loves ones. The low staff-to-patient ratio provides for more personal contact during the recovery process. Our therapy staff is highly qualified and has a great reputation for delivering rehab services in a positive, caring manner, focused solely on making patients well.

HOSPITAL & CLINIC SERVICES The hospital and emergency department are open 24 hours a day. The emergency room is staffed with an on-call provider and trained registered nurses. Licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, imaging and lab technologists and technicians are also available 24 hours, 7 days a week. In keeping with the commitment to provide exceptional and up-to-date patient care, Albany Area Hospital installed a bone density machine. A bone density (DEXA) exam is the FOUNDATION The mission of Albany Area Healthcare’s Foundation most accurate way to test for bone loss, which can lead to is to raise funds needed for the continued improvement continued on page 32

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Medical Care

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Mother of Mercy Nursing Home is a 76-bed Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home facility built on three levels with large private and semi-private rooms where residents of each floor enjoy courtyard settings. Residents can participate in activities and dining while overlooking the scenic public golf course and Church of Seven Dolors in Albany. Rehabilitative services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as round-the-clock licensed nursing staff are provided to residents in need of short stay care, long-term care, and memory care. Mother of Mercy Apartments is a 32-unit independent living apartment complex. Designed to offer safe, convenient living, it also offers three different room styles to choose from. Assisted Living services are also available for an additional fee. Memory Lane Memory Care Unit is also available within our Assisted Living facility, which offers staff who are specially trained and educated in understanding cognitive loss and are available twenty-four hours a day to provide continuous assistance with activities of daily living. Mercy Manor is a subsidized income based housing option for those sixty-two and older. Assisted Living services are also available for an additional fee. FOR MORE INFORMATION about our facility or for a tour of the campus, please call (320) 845-2195.

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Holdingford Lioness Club
Our club was organized in 1976 to be a service organization and auxiliary to Lions International, whose focus is on programs for the sight and hearing impaired. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for women to become actively involved in community service through projects which include:
Cancer Walk of Hope Community Picnic Community Garage Sale Caramel Roll Ride Food Shelf Liaison Gifts for Joy Girl Scout Liaison High School Scholarships Lions Club Liaison Welcome Wagon

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AGRICULTURE Holdingford Mill 320-746-2281 Fax: 320-746-2281 130 Plymouth Street, PO Box 240 Holdingford, MN 56340 AUTOMOTIVE/CONVENIENCE STORE Albany Chrysler Center 320-845-2801 Toll free 800-392-3426 34650 225th Avenue Albany, MN 56307 Holdingford Gas & Grocery 320-746-2585 211 River Street Holdingford, MN 56340 Jim’s Snowmobile & Marine 320-746-2165 130 River Street, PO Box 273 Holdingford, MN 56340 The Store 320-356-7273 37215 County Road 9 Avon, MN 56310 CHURCHES Community Country Church 320-746-0005 42457 171st Avenue Holdingford, MN 56340 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Holding in Partnership - H.I.P. 320-746-2966 Ernie Schmit Helping Hands Outreach 320-746-9960 511 Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 Holdingford American Legion 320-746-2880 560 Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 Holdingford Area Historical Society Herman Ebnet: 320-746-2506 Sue Marstein: 320-746-2787 PO Box 69 Holdingford, MN 56340 Holdingford Commercial Club PO Box 35 Holdingford, MN 56340 Holdingford Lioness Club 320-746-2121 Sharon Berscheid Holdingford Lions 320-746-2619 38917 Timber Road Avon, MN 56310

Daniel Fiedler

Agency Manager/ Agent
Located in Stearns Bank, Holdingford

Fax: 320-746-2263 E-mail:
We are a Trusted Choice Agency

Phone: 320-746-2938

Cafe 8 am-8 pm

Catering Take-Out Private Parties Baked Goods

Tavern 11 am-2 am

Holdingford Snow Flyers 2 miles South of Holdingford on Cty. Rd. 9 1 Mile East on 400th Street

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CONTRACTORS/CONSTRUCTION/ CABINETS Berscheid Custom Cabinets 320-746-2531 18503 Two Rivers Road Avon, MN 56310 Hommerding Plumbing/Heating/AC 320-746-2658 Cell: 320-290-0332 16303 450th Street Holdingford, MN 56340 Jeff ’s Custom Cabinets 320-746-2701 39443 185th Avenue Avon, MN 56310 Ripplinger Plumbing 320-746-3070 / 320-573-4400 St. Rosa Lumber 320-836-2284 Toll free 888-276-1751 29033 County Road 17 Freeport, MN 56331 Studer Custom Cabinets 320-746-8121 16464 400 Street Avon, MN 56310 Wm. D. Scepaniak, Inc. 320-746-3331 572 4th Street Holdingford, MN 56340 DINING/ENTERTAINMENT/LIQUOR Corner Pizza 320-746-2536 581 South Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 Holdingford Municipal Liquor 320-746-2264 451 Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 Minnesota 13 320-228-0111 530 Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 Panther Distillery 320-859-2256 300 Pike Street Osakis, MN 56360 Pelican Lake Ballroom 320-845-2831 18419 County Road 154 Avon, MN 56310 St. Anna Sports Bar 320-356-7753 37224 County Road 9 Avon, MN 56310 The Landing 320-845-4666 18527 County Road 154 Avon, MN 56310 EDUCATION Holdingford Public School District #738 320-746-2221 PO Box 250, 900 5th Street Holdingford, MN 56340 FINANCIAL/INSURANCE Avon State Bank 320-356-7334 104 Avon Avenue North Avon, MN 56310 Northwestern Mutual 320-251-6711 3315 Roosevelt Road, Suite 300 St. Cloud, MN 56301 Scegura Insurance 320-746-2582 39002 County Road 9 Avon, MN 56310 Stearns Bank 320-746-2261 580 Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 Stearns Insurance Services 320-746-2938 Main Street - PO Box 207 Holdingford, MN 56340

FLORIST/NURSERY Huls Nursery, LLC 320-363-8110 Cell: 320-267-1539 12261 County Road 4 Avon, MN 56310 Pat’s Floral Design 320-746-2409 17807 440th Street Holdingford, MN 56340 HEALTHCARE/PHARMACY Albany Area Home Health & Hospice 161 4th Street, Suite B Albany, MN 56307 Albany Area Hospital and Medical Center 320-845-2121 hospital 320-845-2157 clinic 300 3rd Ave. Albany, MN 56307 Albany Family Dentistry 320-845-2032 421 Railroad Avenue Albany, MN 56307 Healthy Glo 320-248-9586 Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 K&S Pharmacy 320-356-1000 Fax: 320-356-1053 107 Avon Ave. S, Ste. 1 Avon, MN 56310

39105 County Road 151 Avon, MN 56310

We Make Tough, Durable, Outdoor Marine Plastic Products

Dock Bumpers

Dock Wheels

Custom Fabrication

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MANUFACTURING/METAL WORKS/ FABRICATION Acrytek Plastics, Inc. 320-746-3161 39105 County Road 151 Avon, MN 56310 Berkon Outdoors 320-746-0123 470 Industrial Drive Holdingford, MN 56340 Ken’s Custom Iron 320-746-8161 37634 County Road 9 Avon, MN 56310 Two River Enterprises 320-746-3156 Fax: 320-746-3158 490 River Street West, PO Box 70 Holdingford, MN 56340 OIL/FUEL/PROPANE Ameri-Gas 320-356-7377 420 County Road 50 Avon, MN 56310 Gas Service Co. 320-845-4003 Toll Free 800-929-4143 21837 County Road 54 Albany, MN 56307

Gerads Oil Co. 320-746-2926 PO Box 104 Holdingford, MN 56340 REAL ESTATE Berscheid Properties, LLC 320-746-2121 Cell: 320-249-3971 Fax: 320-746-3131 19788 440th Street Holdingford, MN 56340 RETAIL Headley Hardware Hank 320-746-2973 561 West Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 SERVICES Corner Stone Photography 320-293-2781 11512 County Road 17 Holdingford, MN 56340 My Salon Hair Design 320-746-2962 Box 97/Main Street Holdingford, MN 56340 We Haul for You 320-250-2855

SIGNS/ADVERTISING/NEWS Everything Signs 320-746-0746 470 Industrial Drive Holdingford, MN 56340 Albany Enterprise 320-845-2700 PO Box 310 Albany, MN 56307

Holdingford American Legion
Rental availability, call to book your event today! CRIBBAGE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Happy Hour: Wed., Thurs., Fri. 5-6 p.m.




420 Cty. Road 50, Avon, MN 56310 •

Picture Perfect

CHARLIE BERSCHEID 18503 Two Rivers Road Avon, MN 56310

Creating beautiful cabinets for over 30 years!

Huls Nursery LLC
Located in St. Wendel 12261 County Rd. 4 Avon, MN 56310


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Give Paul or Larry a call!

Future home of the Holdingford Historical Museum

Everything You Need In A Bank
Competitive, LOW home loan rates Fast & Flexible Business Loans Personal & Business Insurance Services

FREE & EASY Checking - personal or business

Holdingford Area Historical Society

Preserving the history of the Holdingford area.

Call 320-746-2261 or stop in.
job We get the u! o y done for

In an effort to create a beautiful display of the history of Holdingford, funds are being collected to remodel the future site of the Holdingford Museum.
Be a part of the preservation effort by purchasing a limited edition of “The Ford in the River”, the history of Holdingford written and published by Father V. Yeserman in 1985. The book and “MN 13” T-shirts are available at local businesses in Holdingford and at City Hall.

Visit us at:

580 Main St - Holdingford

Member FDIC.

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Distillery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-4pm Sat. Noon-4pm

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Celebrating 45 years of committed service to the Holdingford community and surrounding area

• Tools • Seeds • Soils • Planters • Garden Equipment • Hank’s Supreme & Valspar Paints • Whirlpool Appliances • Wolverine Shoes • And So Much More!


We Have What You Need

We also cut glass, repair windows & screens, and thread pipe.

Everything you need for a beautiful lawn & garden!

Kevin, his family and team of dedicated employees are very proud to celebrate their 45 years and look forward to serving the area in the coming years. Pictured in the photo are front row: Bud Headley (Kevin’s dad and original owner of Headley’s), Mary Headley (Kevin’s mom), back row: Jerry Winkler (2 years), Kevin Headley (owner), Nancy Headley, Rita Jarnot (26 years), Brenda Leukam (5 years), Rosie Fedor (manager 8 years).

We Pride Ourselves On Our Service!


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