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Resource Guide

Complimentary copy provided by the Holdingford Commercial Club,


City of Holdingford, The Enterprise, and local participating businesses.
Holdingford Resource Guide Page 1

RIDGEVIEW

Home Sites
Call Holdingford
HOME in this Great
Neighborhood!

Spacious Home Sites


Prices Start at $29,900
Contract for Deed Available
Use Your Builder or will
Build to Suit
City Services
CITY OF HOLDINGFORD
BUILDING INCENTIVES
AVAILABLE NOW!

Contact Tim at Berscheid Properties, 320-249-3971 or 746-2121

Fish House Interior


Hydraulic Fish House Trailer

Aluminum Docks

www.berkon.com
RV & Fish House Parts
Docks
Trailers
Houses
Fish Ho

((320)
746-0123
470 Industrial Drive, Holdingford, MN 56340
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Quick Reference
Guide
Police/Stearns County Sheriff
Emergency............................................................................... 911
Non-Emergency..........................................................259-3700
Fire Department
Emergency............................................................................... 911
Non-Emergency..........................................................746-2244
Building Permit
City Hall .........................................................................746-2966
Nancy Scott, Building Official........................................ 293-5298
Cable Television
Albany Mutual Telephone.......................................845-2101
US Cable................................................................800-783-2356
XtraTyme Technologies...................................888-987-2896
Education/Services
Helping Hands Outreach.........................................746-9960
Holdingford Public Schools....................................746-2221
Community Education.............................................746-4465
Garbage
Toms Refuse.................................................................836-2206

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Hospital/Medical Center
Albany Area Hospital ...............................................845-2121
Albany Medical Center.............................................845-2157
Newspaper
The Enterprise...............................................................845-2700
Morrison County Record...................................320-632-2345
Post Office...........................................................................746-2800
Reservations
City Center & Park Shelter..........................................293-6687
Utilities/Electric/Natural Gas
Electric/Natural Gas
Xcel Energy......................................................1-800-895-4999
Telephone
Integra Telecom.................................................866-468-3472
Water/Sewer
City Hall..........................................................................746-2966
Maintenance Department......................................293-2015

For more information, please visit


www.holdingfordmn.us

HEADLEY Your local


HARDWARE
320-746-2973
561 WEST MAIN STREET HOLDINGFORD, MN

Go To
store!

We have what you need and the knowledgeable


staff to help you through all of your projects!

Paint
Plumbing
Electrical
Tools

Hardware
Housewares
Lawn & Garden
Farm Supplies

Giftware & Cards


Automotive
Pet Supplies
Toys

Everything
you need for a
beautiful lawn
& garden!

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Jerry Winkler (4 Years),


Linda Dubbin (1 year), Kevin Headley (owner), Rosie Fedor
(manager 10 years).

WE CUT KEYS, THREAD PIPE,


REPAIR WINDOWS & SCREENS,
CUT GLASS AND MUCH MORE
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Welcome To
Holdingford
You have heard the
phrase, off the beaten
path, Holdingford could be
considered just that. Located
10 miles north of Interstate 94,
on County Road 9 (Avon Exit),
Holdingford lies between
rolling hills and winding roads.
We are a small town, but we
have much to offer, whether
you are visiting or if you live in
Holdingford.
From our Lake Wobegon Trailhead Park, you can bike
south across the longest covered bridge in Minnesota, located
just off mainstreet Holdingford. Biking north, youll see more
beautiful countryside that will take you on to Morrison
County and the Mississippi River Bridge and Blanchard Dam.
Back in town at the Veterans Park, we have a campground for
tents and motor homes. Playground equipment, skateboard
ramps, lighted volleyball courts and a softball field are ready
for burning off energy. A park shelter can be rented for gettogethers.
Our Area Historical Society Museum offers memorabilia

Whats Inside...

Quick Reference Guide.......................................Page 3


Welcome to Holdingford...................................Page 4
City of Holdingford..............................................Page 6
Public Utilities........................................................Page 7
Holdingford Fire Department..........................Page 8
Community Services........................................ Page 11
Community Organizations.....................Pages 12-13
Community Events Calendar..................Page 14-15
Parks & Recreation......................................Page 16-17
Lake Wobegon Trail.......................................... Page 19
History................................................................... Page 20
Churches............................................................... Page 21
Education.....................................................Pages 22-23
Medical..........................................................Pages 24-27
Business Directory Listings....................Pages 28-30
The Holdingford Resource Guide is published by
Star Publications 320-352-6577
522 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Published April, 2015

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of times long ago. In the center of town, is the Soldiers


Shrine. The first and oldest memorial in the United States, it is
dedicated to the Veterans of World War II.
Holdingford is proud to have many strong civic
organizations that help the city and surrounding communities.
Our main street commerce is growing; new buildings and
exciting new businesses complement existing trade. 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 get you started.

We boast an excellent K-12 school system, outstanding
churches, restaurants, assisted living, retail shops and
businesses; young and old are very important to us here.
Come to Holdingford, to visit, or to stay - we are off the
beaten path, but it is a nice place to be.
See our website for more information about our city
www.holdingfordmn.us
Proud of Holdingford,
Mayor Sue Marstein
Home Decor
Purses &
Accessories
Toys & Books
Gourmet Items
Wisc. Cheese
German Kuchen
Religious items
Flowers & Plants
Young Living Items
Watkins Products
531 Main St., Holdingford, MN
N
All Occasion
320-828-1643

INSURANCE SERVICES
Exceeding expectations for over 50 years.

HOLDINGFORD

Daniel Fiedler

Agency Manager/
Agent
Located
in Stearns Bank,
Holdingford

Phone: 320-746-2938

Fax: 320-746-2263
E-mail: danf@stearnsinsurance.com
We are a Trusted
Choice Agency

ROCK BUSTERS

Proud sponsor of the Holdingford community

Leading the way as one of


Americas Top 20 aggregate producers!

320-746-3331

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City of Holdingford
420 Main St., PO Box 69
Holdingford, MN 56340
320-746-2966
Email: clerk@holdingfordmn.us
www.holdingfordmn.us
City Council:
Sue Marstein, Mayor.........................................................746-2787
Lewis Becker........................................................................290-2616
Eric Berscheid......................................................................290-6577
Mike Odden.........................................................................746-2991
Alan Walz..............................................................................309-4512
City Personnel:
Sandra Meer, Clerk/Treasurer........................................746-2966
Kathy OHara, Custodian/Park Manager....................293-6687
Brian Zapzalka, Maintenance Supervisor.................293-2015
Andy Bartkowicz, Maintenance Specialist................241-5792
Pat Meier, Municipal Liquor Store Manager............746-2892
Keith Hommerding, Fire Chief......................................746-2244
Pat Meier, Deputy Chief and Safety Officer
Dorine Rausch, Secretary and Medical Officer

SUPPORT YOUR
AREA BUSINESSES
& SHOP LOCALLY!

Official Appointments:
Acting Mayor.................................................................Mike Odden
Asst. Clerk-Treasurer................................................. Sue Marstein
Auditor....................................................Schlenner, Wenner & Co.
Engineers............................................................. SEH - Scott Lange
Webmaster.....................................................................Mike Odden
Department Liaisons:
Liaison Officers Clerk - Sue Marstein
Fire - Sue Marstein/Alan Walz
Maintenance - Eric Berscheid
Liquor - Lewis Becker
Parks - Mike Odden

From Idea
to Installation
TWO RIVERS ENTERPRISES

Custom Stainless Steel Manufacturer


We design, fabricate and install a variety of custom
stainless steel products for the Food Production and
Food Service Industries.
Visit our website, www.tworiversstainlesskings.com
for more details.

490 River St. West, P.O. Box 70, Holdingford, MN 56340

Tel: 320-746-3156 Fax: 320-746-3158

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.
2015 Officers
President: Eric Berscheid
Vice President:
Mike Scegura
Secretary/Treasurer:
Ashia Volkers

www.holdingfordcc.com
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Holdingford
American Legion
OPEN WED.-SAT. 5 PM. TO 1 A.M.
SUN. 1 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT
Rental availability, call to book your event today!
CRIBBAGE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Happy Hour: Wed., Thurs., Fri. 5-6 p.m.

320-746-2880

560 MAIN STREET HOLDINGFORD

Public Utilities

Hommerding
PLUMBING
HEATING
AIR CONDITIONING

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 Toms Refuse. Garbage pickup is on Tuesday.
Recycling pickup is every other Friday. Call Toms 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 800-783-1376.
WATER: Holdingfords 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 7462966.
WASTEWATER: Holdingfords municipal wastewater consists
of a mechanical treatment plant. Current wastewater rates
are available upon request at 746-2966.

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320-746-2658
320-290-0332
Cell

16303 450th Street


Holdingford, MN 56340

INNOVATION YOU CAN BE SURE OF

TASTE the finest minnesota made spirits


320-356-7377

Stop in for a
Tour with
Char & Sue!

RELIABLE, SAFE, RESPONSIVE

420 Cty. Road 50, Avon, MN 56310 www.amerigas.com

Est. 2011 - Osakis, MN

Recycle Today For A Better Tomorrow!


Dumpster Rolloffs
available for your farms,
businesses and homes.
Demolition Shingles Scrap

WE BUY ALL METALS!


120 Washington West
Po Box 151
Holdingford, MN 56340

Gary & Jordy Opatz, Owners


Jeremy, Operations Mgr.

Phone: 320-746-2819
www.opatzmetalsinc.com

Available at
a Local
Liquor Store

Gift
Shop
300 East Pike Street 320-859-2256
Osakis, MN www.pantherdistillery.com

Distillery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 4 pm


Fri.-Sat. 10 am - 6 pm

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Holdingford
Fire Department

Pat Meier
Deputy Chief
38 Years

Doug Legatt
9 Years

Molly Sobania
3 Years

Bruce Gerads
Truck Officer
18 Years

Dorine Rausch
Medical Officer
16 Years

Dan Gerads
Training Officer
15 Years

Dave Yurczyk
15 Years

Dylan Risberg
Training Officer
11 Years

Kelly Kobernusz
Safety Officer
9 Years

Melvin Breth
7 Years

Tim Winter
7 Years

Chad Panek
6 Years

Tony Stalberger
Equipment Officer
6 Years

Kyle Pundsack
4 Years

Matt Philippi
4 Years

Brandon Cottrell
3 Years

Jim Stang
1 Year

Davis Mickelson
New Member

Adam Lane
New Member

Keith Hommerding
Chief
23 Years

Laurie Fiedler
9 Years

Steve Horvath
3 Years

Amber Seifermann
New Member

Fire Hall: 746-2244


Emergency: 911

Adam Achmann
New Member

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
Welcome to Holdingford from all of us here at members are all trained as Minnesota State Certified
the Holdingford Fire Department. Holdingford Fire Fire Fighter 1 & 2, Hazmat and First Responders. We
Department was established in 1896 and our members also have two EMTs in our department.
continue to serve our city and our surrounding Our department is staffed by 24 dedicated
area proudly. We also serve Holding Township and members. We average 90 calls per year. On the second
portions of Krain and Brockway Townships.
and fourth Thursdays we have our monthly meetings
and training exercises.
Im proud to be a member of the Holdingford Fire
Department for the past 23 years. I have served as
chief for the past four years. I enjoy the camaraderie
and the service this organization provides to our
community.
Bulk Gasoline Premier Diesel
I sincerely hope you and your family feel welcomed
Motor Oil Greases Furnace Oil
and safe in our community. If we can be of any help,
please call us at 320-746-2244.
Farm & Home Delivery

Gerads Oil Company

Gary & Vicki Gerads

P.O. Box 104


Holdingford, MN 56340

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320-746-2926
320-836-2517

Sincerely,
Keith Hommerding, Holdingford Fire Chief

HG&G

Trusted
Locally
Since 1960
Retirement Planning
401(k), ESOP Rollovers
IRA and Roth IRAs

Insurance
Margo Black Scepaniak
Financial Advisor
Investments
Financial Planning

Call to schedule a free consultation: 320-356-9031

www.blackfinancialservices.com
Securities and advisory services are offered through SII Investments, Inc., member FINRA, SIPC and a Registered
Investment Advisor. Black Financial Services, Inc. and SII Investments, Inc. are separate and unrelated companies.

Holdingford Gas & Grocery


Open 7 Days A Week: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Pizza - Sandwiches
Fresh Coffee - Movies
24-Hour Pay
at the Pump

Holdingford
Gas & Grocery

Preserving
the history
of the
Holdingford
area.
NOW
OPEN!

Holdingford Area
Historical Society

101 River Street, Holdingford

Visit us at: www.holdingford.org

211 River Street, Holdingford

320-746-2585

Pictures and
historical
memorabilia
of bygone
years.

Our Family Caring


for Your Family
PRIMARY CARE

PREMIUM
M
DIESEL

Health Care Services Include:

Family Medicine Urology


Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine
Urgent Care General Surgery Orthopedics
Podiatry Sleep Studies Swing Beds
Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies
Diabetes & Nutritional Education
Partnered with our afliate CHI Health at Home

URGENT CARE
Pictured left to right,
front row:
Charlene Gerner, PA-C
Teresa Hamiel, PA-C
back row:
Daron Gersch, MD
Nathan Brever, MD
Libby Brever, MD

Eric Fly
PA-C

Dan Rickard
PA-C

Josh Arickx
PA-C

Albany Area Hospital: 320.845.2121


Albany Medical Clinic: 320.845.2157
Albany Medical Clinic Hours:
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat 8 a.m. - noon
Urgent Care: Mon Thurs noon 8 p.m. Fri 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Avon Medical Clinic: 320-356-7602
Avon Clinic Hours: Mon 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tues - Thurs 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Holdingford Lioness Club


We Make a Dierence

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:

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Cancer Walk of Hope


Community Picnic
Community Garage Sale
Lions Club Liaison
Cookies with Santa

We provide.
provide...

For more information contact Cathy Lyon at 320-393-2296

P
Primary
i
eye care
Contact lens prescriptions
Eyeglass prescriptions
Glaucoma screenings
and care
Lasik consultation and
post-op care
Cataract evaluation And
more!
and post-op care
Russell Eyecare & Associates
15 E Minnesota St., Suite 107 St. Joseph, MN

320.433.4326

Christie Russell-Villnow, O.D.

www.russelleyecaremn.com

Gifts for Joy


Girl Scout Liaison
High School Scholarships
Food Shelf Liaison
Making & Serving Husker Football Chili

Main Street Holdingford

320-746-2962
Rosanne & Mary

My Salon
M

Hair Design

Hours: Tuesday & Friday 8-5


Wednesday & Thursday 8-8,
Saturday 7-Noon

Northwestern Mutual

Primary Services:
Personal Financial Planning
Estate Planning and Analysis
Business Insurance Planning

Product Lines
Life Insurance
Annuities - Both Fixed
Disability Insurance
and Variable
Long Term Care Insurance Mutual Funds

Ronald S. Schmidt,
CLU, ChFC, CLTC
Financial Representative
Office: 320-251-6711
Cell: 320-250-2871
3315 Roosevelt Road - Ste 300 St. Cloud, MN 56301
www.ron-schmidt.com

Live for today, prepare for tomorrow, build a lasting legacy.


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Community Services
HELPING HANDS ADULT DAY ACTIVITY CENTER
A new community service for older adults and adults with
disabilities and their caregivers that was founded in 2015. The
Center is designed to meet the needs of adults with functional
impairments through an individual plan of care. It provides a
structured, comprehensive program that includes a variety of
health, social and related activities in a protective setting during
any part of a day (less than 24 hours). Older adults (age 60 and
above) and adults with disabilities (age 18 to 60) can participate at
Helping Hands Adult Day Activity Center on a scheduled basis for
full days (9 am to 3 pm) from Monday through Friday each week
or parts of those days. Extended hours are negotiable. The goal of
Helping Hands Adult Day Activity Center is to help its participants
to remain in the community, enabling families and other caregivers
to continue caring at home for a family member with impairment.
If you may be interested in this service, contact the Center Director
at (320) 746-9960 or email info@holdingfordhelpinghands.org.
HELPING HANDS OUTREACH
A community organization that helps older adults and
adults with disabilities with rides, homemaking, chores, friendly
visiting, and other volunteer services to help them remain safely
and comfortably in their homes. They also provide health &
wellness classes, exercise groups, and health fairs and support to
caregivers. Their mission is to help create a healthy community
where older adults and adults with disabilities want to live and
be a vital part of the community. If you are interested in helping
a neighbor, contact the Outreach to become a volunteer. For
more information go to www.holdingfordhelpinghands.org or if
you or a family member needs help, call Helping Hands at (320)
746-9960 or email them at info@holdingfordhelpinghands.org.
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, compact disks, books-on-tape
TREES
FRUIT TREES
EVERGREENS
SHRUBS
PERENNIALS
Give Paul or Larry a call!

320-363-8110

See us on Facebook
for gardening tips!

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www.hulsnursery.com

12261 County Rd. 4 Avon, MN 56310

and popular magazines. 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 childrens programs are
presented several times a year.
NEWSPAPERS: The 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 Star Shopper, Hometown News,
Morrison County 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. KASMs signal extends to the North
Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Canadian borders. KASMs 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 www.albanytel.com or call 845-2101. Cable service is
provided by Mid-Continent (800) 888-1300, serving Holdingford
and the surrounding area.

Helping Hands

Adult Day Activity Center


A Safe, Active Place
Stay for a Day or a Week!
A Caring Place for Older Adults
and Adults with Disabilities who need help
during the day. Personalized Care.
Many Activities. Health Monitoring.
Healthy Meals. Relief to Caregivers.
County, VA, or private pay sliding fee scale
231 Washington Ave. PO Box 293,
Holdingford, MN 56340

(320) 746-9960

info@holdingfordhelpinghands.org
Holdingford Resource Guide Page 11

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. Meat raffles are also held during the winter
to raise money for school and community support. Contact
Donna Pueringer at 746-2492 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 7:30 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 on the You Tube Channel. For more


information, contact Sue Marstein at smaymar@hotmail.com.

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 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 and fourth Monday of each


month in Holdingford. The Lions 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

Lasting Memories...Meaningful Gifts!

Paint Your Own Pottery

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RIPPLINGER

320.356.2233

Plumbing

107 Avon Ave. N, P.O. Box 408


Avon, MN 56310
Dana Schmainda Kaye Schmainda

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Community
Organizations
Parade and the Picnic in the Park on the last Sunday in August.
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 Jims Snowmobile & Marine
and talk with Scott Paggen.

Holdingford Sportsmans Club

The clubs mission is to promote hunting and fishing


among all age groups, as well as help conserve our natural
resources. Every year in March, the club holds its 250
Fundraiser. The club meets the first Thursday of every month.
For more information, call Robb Berscheid at 320-746-0746.

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
Tuesday of the month at City Hall. For more information, call
746-2966.

Fun Is Not Seasonal - Its All Year-Round


AT JIMS SNOWMOBILE & MARINE!

130 River St., PO Box 273

Holdingford

320-746-2165

www.jimssnowmobileandmarine.com

Just 20 minutes from Little Fallss or St. Cloud on Cty Rd 17


17

We also carry
n line of clothing
a nice
and accessories!
Holdingford Resource Guide Page 13

Community Events
Events
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
July
Holdingford Daze - First Saturday after the 4th of July
Car Show, Cancer Walk, Wobegon Trail 5K Fun Run
and Walk, Childrens Rides, Parade, Crafts, Softball
Tournament, Dance, Volleyball Tournament, Bean
Bag Tournament
August
Holdingford Area Family Picnic
September
Caramel Apple Ride First Saturday after Labor Day
December
Christmas Tree Lighting
January
Sno-Flyers Annual Vintage Snowmobile Run
February
Lions Indoor Fishing Contest on the last Sunday
in February
March
Sportsmen Club 250 Fundraiser
Holdingford Firemens Breakfast

Visit
http://holdingfordmn.us/calendar/month.php
for specific dates on area events.
Page 14 Holdingford Resource Guide

Community Events
Holdingford Hometown Happenings


Holdingford Hometown Happenings is a community organization
with representatives from area businesses. HHH is creating awareness
of local businesses and hosting fun community events that support our
area.
We are proud to
represent shop local
intiatives. We look
forward to supporting
new business growth
in the Holdingford
area. To find out what
we are up to, look for
flyers posted in area
businesses, visit us on
Facebook or check out
the city web pageholdingford.mn.us
calender of events.

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Parks & Recreation


Recreation

Fishing and Hunting

Fishing is excellent at area lakes. Pelican, Two Rivers and


Birch Lakes, Pine and Little Pine Lakes, Ochotto Lake, Mary
Lake, Lake Runey and Lower and Upper Spunk Lakes have
a variety of fish, including walleye, bass, small mouth bass,
sunfish, crappies, bullheads, northern pike, and perch.
Public access is available for hunting. Deer, grouse,
pheasants, and waterfowl are some of the game prevalent in
this area.

Skiing and Snowmobiling


Cross country skiing is available along the Lake Wobegon
Trail.
There is a lot of snowmobile activity in this area. Official
maps may be picked up at Jims Snowmobile and City Hall.

Swimming

The high school swimming pool has open swimming


and classes through their Community Education program.
Showers and lifeguards are available. Swimming at public
beaches in area lakes is also available.

HOLDINGFORD MILL INC.


Home of

PIONEER
FEEDS
QUALITY FEEDS
AT A FAIR PRICE!
Judy Schneider, Owner
Jeff Burg, Manager

130 Plymouth Street, PO Box 240 Holdingford, MN 56340

320-746-2281 E-mail: holdingfordmill@yahoo.com

Additional Recreation

More recreational opportunities exist within a short


driving distance:
St. Johns University offers a variety of activities including
hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, nature walks,
and birding. The university is located 13 miles southeast of
Holdingford on Interstate 94.
Three golf courses are available for those wishing to
enjoy the greens. Fritz Paneks golf driving range is a real
unique experience. It is located east on County Road 17
two miles then north on County Road 3. Located south of
Holdingford three miles on County Road 9 is a very unique
course as it uses the natural lay of the land and you may run
into a cow now and then as it is also a pasture. Albany Golf
Club is 10 miles to the southwest and is open to the public
and offers a more traditional course.
Bowling is available in Albany at Albany Bowling Center.

Parks

Veterans Memorial Park

Located on the south end of Main Street, the park features


picnic facilities including a shelter and tables, childrens
playground, horseshoe pits, and volleyball courts.
Camping is available at the Veterans Memorial Park. Eight
sites have electricity and concrete slabs. They are avalable for
rent for $15 per day. More primitive camping is also available
for $5 per day with a one week limit.
Cyril Ebnet Ball Field is attached to the Memorial Park. If
there is no game or practice underway, round up your family
and friends and have a game.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - CALL TODAY!

Competitive Pricing!

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Avon, MN 56310
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Parks & Recreation

HOLDINGFORD
MUNICIPAL LIQUOR
www.holdingfordmn.us

Call us for
details about our
birthday party
accommodations!

On/Off Sale Liquor


Foosball, Pool, Darts
Internet Access

Charitable gambling by
Holdingford Fire Fighters Relief and
Husker Athletic Booster Club

Also available: E Tabs, E Bingo, MN State Lottery

451 Main St. Holdingford, MN

320-746-2264

Lake Wobegon Trail Park


Located on the north
end of Main Street, this
park has a beautiful
new rest area, heated
bathrooms and water.
Tables provide a place to
rest after a beautiful ride
on the Lake Wobegon
Trail.

HOLDINGFORD
SNO-FLYERS

CLIP AND SAVE

Holdingford Liquors

1 OFF

$ 00

Your Favorite
Off Sale Beer

(18 Pack) or Liquor (Liter or Larger)


LIMIT ONE PER TRANSACTION.

Fun Runs (Poker Runs) are held throughout


the winter on Saturdays and Sundays and are
enjoyed by young and old.
Snowmobile safety classes are held yearly
for 12- to 18-year-old youngsters to learn
the safe and legal way to ride snowmobiles.
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.

Clubhouse is located 2 miles South of Holdingford


on Cty. Rd. 9, 1 mile East on 400th St.

Open Saturdays and Sundays December through March for passing visitors,
snowmobilers and ice fishermen to stop in for food and beverages.
Call 746-2787 for more information on the Holdingford Sno-Flyers

Bar and kitchen area,


lounge areas, bathrooms
and fireplaces on each level.

Holdingford Resource Guide Page 17

581 Main St. South


Holdingford, MN
Hours: Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 4-8 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 4-9 p.m.

320-746-2536
We Now Serve Pasta!
GO
HOLDINGFORD
HUSKERS!

ARNZEN
CONSTRUCTION, INC

Celebrating over 25 years of Delicious Homemade Pizza

We Do It All

Countryside Saloon

AGRICULTURE COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL

DESIGN, BUILDING, WELDING


Full Service Shop
for Agriculture,
Commercial,
Residential, and
Welding

This
century old
tavern offers great
food, a friendly
atmosphere & your
favorite spirits!

320-836-2284
ST. ROSA 1-888-276-1751

LUMBER INC.

29033 County Road 17


Freeport, MN 56331

www.STROSALUMBER.com

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Just 5 minutes south of Holdingford in the heart


of Stearns County 37224 Co. Rd. 9 Avon, MN

LAKE WOBEGON

TRAILSIDE
CAFE
Hours:

Monday thru
Saturday
Serving
breakfast, lunch
and dinner
Every Sunday
Brunch Buffet
9am 2pm

HOME OF THE BEER CAN TOSS

COFFEE

(proudly serving locally roasted coffee


from Reality Roasters)
House coffee
Espresso, Cappuccino, Mocha, Latte

541 Main Street,


Holdingford
320-746-2155

320-356-1060

Opening
May
2015
Broasted Chicken
Specialty Burgers
Fresh Baked
Cinnamon/Caramel
Rolls, Pies, Buns
and Biscuits
Homemade Soups
and chili

Best homemade food you will nd for miles and miles and miles! We promise!!!
Owners- Jason and Ria Langner

Page 18 Holdingford Resource Guide

Lake Wobegon Trail



The Lake Wobegon Trail measures 54 miles in
Stearns County. The Stearns County segment of the Lake
Wobegon Trail extends from the Stearns/Todd County
line to St. Joseph and from Albany to the Morrison/
Stearns County line. There is an additional 8 miles of Lake
Wobegon Trail in Todd County.

If you connect the Lake Wobegon Trail with Morrison
Countys connecting Soo Line Trail and the Central Lakes
Trail, which meets the Lake Wobegon Trail in Osakis, you
have the LONGEST PAVED RAIL TRAIL in the country
over 120 miles long.

The trail is open to bicycling, snowmobiling without
studs, walking and rollerblading. The trail was built on two
abandoned railroad corridors the Burlington Northern
Santa Fe and the Soo Line.
Trail Mileage:
Sauk Centre to West Union................. 7.0 miles
West Union to Osakis.......................... 5.0 miles
Osakis to Nelson.................................. 5.6 miles
Nelson to Alexandria........................... 6.5 miles
Alexandria to Garfield......................... 6.0 miles
Garfield to Brandon............................. 5.4 miles
Brandon to Evansville......................... 4.9 miles
Evansville to Melby............................. 4.6 miles
Melby to Ashby.................................... 4.2 miles
Ashby to Dalton................................... 7.5 miles
Dalton to Fergus Falls.......................... 8.1 miles

LEGEND
Mile Post
Resort
Library

Shelter
Swimming
College

Campsite

Trails

Museum
Parking
Restrooms

State Park
Municipal Boundary

Trail Mileage:
St. Joseph to Avon................................9.0 miles
Avon to Albany.....................................6.3 miles
Albany to Freeport...............................5.3 miles
Freeport to Melrose..............................6.0 miles
Melrose to Sauk Centre........................9.5 miles
Albany to Holdingford ........................9.4 miles

Stearns County Parks Commission


Jay Forstner

St. Johns
University &
Arboretum
Stella Maris Chapel
College of
St. Benedict

St. Joseph

www.lakewobegontrail.com
Holdingford Resource Guide Page 19

History of Holdingford
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 Holdings 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. Marys Church was built by ScotchIrish 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.

From 1907-09, the Soo Line Railroad was built through


Holding Ford, and in 1908 the local newspaper, The Advertizer,
started publishing.
1911 saw the beginning of St. Hedwigs Catholic Church,
and in 1915, St. Marys 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.

Main Street
Holdingford,
1915.
Holdingford Soldiers Shrine, located in the corner lot directly
across from St. Hedwigs Church.

The Holdingford Soldiers Shrine, built in 1942, was the


first World War II memorial in the United States.
Roller
Flour Mill,
Holdingford,
1910.

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.

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

Information gathered at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holdingford,_Minnesota


http://www.hermansfairview.blogspot.com/search/label/religon
http://www.hermansfairview.blogspot.com/2006/11/dci-in-holdingford.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Holdingford-Area-Historical-Society/261021347294651
Page 20 Holdingford Resource Guide

Churches
Community Country Church

Pastor: Greggrey Valentine


42457 171st Avenue
Holdingford, MN 56340
320-746-0005
Sunday discussion groups: 10:45 a.m.
Sunday worship service: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: AWANA & S.W.A.T. at 6:30 p.m.

St. Mary

Holdingford Area Catholic Community Mass


Schedule

St. Hedwig

Pastor: Fr. Gregory Mastey 320-746-2449


Monday: 8 AM St. Wendel 8 AM-10 PM Adoration at All Saints St. Mary
Tuesday: 7 PM Rotating, check bulletin
Wednesday: 8 AM All Saints St. Hedwig
Thursday: 8 AM St. Anna
Friday: 8 AM Opole (First Fridays also 8 AM St. Wendel)
Saturday: 5 PM St. Wendel & 8 PM St. Anna
Sunday: 8 AM All Saints St. Mary & 10 AM Opole

Pats Floral
Design
Floral arrangements
made with perfection!

320-746-2409

17807 440th St. Holdingford

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Nutritional Supplements

(320) 248-9586

Main Street, Holdingford, MN 56340


Holdingford Resource Guide Page 21

Education

Holdingford Schools

Independent School District #738

(320) 746-2221
900 5th Street, Holdingford, MN 56340
www.edline.net/pages/Holdingford_Public_Schools
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 1,000 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. Holdingford students consistently
exceed the state averages in all categories of the Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessments. Holdingfords Community
Education Program is vibrant and responsive to our
community. We provide classes throughout the year
including summer recreation and swim lessons.

Educating Today For A Better Tomorrow

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Specialists in media, art, physical education and vocal
and instrumental music.
Supurb fine arts program which include music concerts
and art shows.
A low overall educator/student ratio of 17:1
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.

We are
very proud
of our Huskers
football team 2014 Class AA
State
Champions!
Page 22 Holdingford Resource Guide

Education

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Extensive College in the Schools


program, with 15 classes offered
totalling 55 credits.
Over 30 academic, athletic,
fine arts and leadership programs.
Services offering academic, social, emotional and career
guidance.
Outstanding indoor facilities including two gyms,
weight room and pool; outside facilities with baseball
and softball fields and updated track.
Updated technologies including two computer labs,
I-pad and Chromebook carts, interactive white boards
and comprehensive digital measurement equipment
in science.
Successful band and choir programs.
One of the largest FFA chapters in the state.
Streaming interactive video classrooms open up a wide
variety of access and opportunities.
Special Education teachers with
multiple licensures and training
in specialized disability areas.
Strong co-curricular and
athletic opportunities.
Interventions to support positive
behavior and academic success.

The Holdingford Endowment Scholarship Fund


is an endowment fund of the Initiative Foundation
created to provide a permanent, self-sustaining
source of support for our graduates.
Each year, a portion of the value
of the invested fund will be paid
out in the form of scholarships
to our students to support their
educational path. This fund
provides an opportunity for people
who value education to give to
support our graduates. With a gift
to the Holdingford Endowment
Scholarship Fund, you can benet
generations of Holdingford High
School graduates.

When
you know
better,
you do
better.
-Maya Angelou

If you are interested in speaking with someone


at the Initiative Foundation about your giving options,
please call 320.632.9255.
www.ifound.org

Holdingford Resource Guide Page 23

Medical

300 Third Avenue, Albany, MN 56307


845-2157 (Clinic) 845-2121 (Hospital)

CHI Albany Area Health delivers quality health care services
to the people of Albany, Avon, Holdingford, Freeport and the

surrounding areas. The organization includes the hospital,


a medical clinic in Albany, and a satellite clinic in Avon. CHI
Albany Area Health is one of the largest employers in Albany
with 100 employees. It is a part of CHI St. Gabriels Health in
Little Falls, and owned by Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). CHI is
a national non-profit health organization with headquarters in
Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 19 states
and includes 105 hospitals; including four academic health
centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access
facilities, community health-services organizations, accredited
nursing colleges, home-health agencies and other facilities
that span inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.
MEDICAL STAFF

CHI Albany Area Health offers a host of primary care, urgent
care and emergency care services through its medical staff.

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320-746-9960

Not all older adults are frail, in fact,


most of them are not. Many do,
however, need some support.
We provide a safety net of services
including transportation,
homemaking and chores assistance.
We also provide health and wellness
activities and support for caregivers.
Our Mission is to help create a healthy community
where older adults and adults with disabilities
want to live and be a vital part of our community.

www.holdingfordhelpinghands.org

Page 24 Holdingford Resource Guide

Dr. Daron Gersch, board-certified in Family Medicine


Dr. Nathan Brever, board-certified in Family Medicine
Dr. Libby Brever, board-certified in Family Medicine
Charlene Gerner, RN, PA-C, special interests:
family medicine and womens health
Teresa Hamiel, PA-C, special interest: family medicine
Eric Fly, PA-C, emergency medicine and urgent care
Dan Rickard, PA-C, emergency medicine and urgent care
Josh Arickx, PA-C, emergency medicine and urgent care
URGENT CARE
CHI Albany Area Health provides extended hours for
acute illnesses and injuries to better serve our patients. The
urgent care service is available from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. Urgent
care allows increased access to our primary care providers for
annual 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, 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.

Medical
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 person-centered
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.
FOUNDATION
The mission of Albany Area Healthcares Foundation is
to raise funds needed for the continued improvement 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


cardiac telemetry.
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, medication administration, as well as a weekly visit
by the patients attending provider. Patients in the swing bed
program can be transitioned to Albany Area Hospital 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.
continued on page 26

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360 Railroad Ave.,
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Wednesday
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Weddings
Parties
Receptions
Anniversaries

CHMIDT
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320-356-9440

John and Lisa Schmidt

www.schmidtinsuranceagency.com

Holdingford Resource Guide Page 25

Medical
continued from page 25

HOSPITAL & CLINIC SERVICES


The hospital and emergency departments 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 additional to inpatient medical and surgical services, CHI
Albany Area Health continues to expand its surgery and outreach

Know Your Medicine,


Know Your Pharmacist

Karla (Kaufman) Schneider, Pharmacist/Owner,


Sarah (Kaufman) Grutsch, Pharmacy Technician,
Angie Brown, Pharmacist

Urgent Care/After hours call:


320-224-0827
Like us on Facebook at
K&S Pharmacy

We Offer
Baby Supplies
Asthma Supplies
Beauty Supplies
First Aid Supplies
Generic Drugs
Hearing Aids
Hospital Supplies
Household Supplies
Magazines & Books
Ostomy Supplies
Prescription Refills
Free Delivery
FREE Mailing of
Prescriptions
Computer Print-Out
for Income Tax or
Insurance Purposes
Competitive Pricing
SO MUCH MORE!

specialty services. Surgeries are performed on both outpatient


and inpatient basis. General, orthopedic, ophthalmology and
urology surgeries are performed by surgeons from Little Falls
and St. Cloud. Outreach specialty services include orthopedics,
cardiology, stress testing, podiatry, urology, internal medicine,
gastroenterology, MRI, mammography and nuclear medicine.
Physical, occupational and speech therapies are performed by
the CHI Albany Area Health staff.

COMMUNITY HEALTH
The staff is active in sharing information on health care
careers through high school students. Tours are given to
kindergarten students and human anatomy classes as well as
education presentations to students in the area schools.

CHI Albany Area Health is a partner in Journey to Health.
Journey to Health is a group of people who work in the Albany
and Avon communities that have collaborated to address
community health concerns. A Community Health Assessment
was completed by the CHI Albany Area Health with focus areas
identified as physical activity, nutrition and mental health.
The mission of this group is to improve the overall health and
wellness of all local citizens where we live, work and play. We
envision Journey to Health expanding to enlist all citizens on
our journey to create a happier and healthier community.

CHI Albany Area Health has also collaborated with Dr. David
Kroska to offer the L.I.F.E. (Lifestyle, Food & Exercise) program.
L.I.F.E. program participants learn how many chronic diseases,
including heart disease and cancer, are frequently associated
with unhealthy food choices and a lack of physical activity.
The eight-week educational program consists of two-hour
seminars each week. Sessions provide extensive education on
diet, exercise and nutrition, as well as practical and behavioral
aspects of healthy living. The final session covers menu
planning and food preparation tips. The next session will be
held in July/August 2015.
For more information about any of the programs or
services provided by CHI Albany Area Health, visit our website
at www.albanyareahospital.com or call 320.845.2121.

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320-746-2531

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Avon, MN 56310

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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.

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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.
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EQUIPMENT

Couples
Seniors/Graduation
Families Babies & Children
Maternity Glamour Sessions

Sharing beauty and capturing


moments, one portrait at a time.

580 Main St - Holdingford, MN

Member FDIC.

Holdingford Resource Guide Page 27

Business Directory
Bowlus, MN

For all
of your
photography
needs!

Carrie Strand
Owner/Photographer

(320) 293-2781

www.cornerstonephotographymn.com

Holdingford Lions - The Bridge Builders

Enjoy the Lions Campground,


the Trailhead Train and the
LONGEST covered bridge in
Minnesota!
Join us at 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.

Holdingford Lions

For more information on any of the


Holdingford Lions events, please contact
Joe Christensen at 320-746-2619.
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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 800-392-3426
34650 225th Avenue
Albany, MN 56307
www.albanychrysler.com
Holdingford Gas & Grocery
320-746-2585
211 River Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
Jims Snowmobile & Marine
320-746-2165
130 River Street, PO Box 273
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.jimssnowmobileandmarine.com
The Store
320-356-7878
37215 County Road 9
Avon, MN 56310
CHURCHES
Community Country Church
320-746-0005
42457 171st Avenue
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.communitycountrychurch.org
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
City of Holdingford
320-746-2966 Fax 320-746-3297
420 Main Street, PO Box 69
Holdingford, MN 56340
Helping Hands Day Activity
Center
320-746-9960
231 Washington Avenue, PO Box 293
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.holdingfordhelpinghands.org
Helping Hands Outreach
320-746-9960
511 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.holdingfordhelpinghands.org
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.org
Holdingford Commercial Club
PO Box 35
Holdingford, MN 56340
Holdingford Endowment Program
320-632-9255
www.ifound.org
Holdingford Lioness Club
320-393-2296
Cathy Lyon
Holdingford Lions
320-746-2619
38917 Timber Road
Avon, MN 56310
Holdingford Sno-Flyers
2 miles S of Holdingford on Cty. Rd. 9
1 Mile East on 400th Street

CONTRACTORS/
CONSTRUCTION/
CABINET/ENGINEERING
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
Jeffs Custom Cabinets
320-746-2701
39443 185th Avenue
Avon, MN 56310
Preferred Controls
320-845-6772
460 Huskie Drive
Albany, MN 56307
www.preferredcontrols.com
Ripplinger Plumbing
320-746-3070 / 320-573-4400
St. Rosa Lumber
Arnzen Construction
320-836-2284 888-276-1751
29033 County Road 17
Freeport, MN 56331
www.strosalumber.com

From apartment contents


to an entire house or ofce!
Full service white glove delivery!
EVENINGS & WEEKENDS OK
Product Delivery, Set-up
Discard & Debris Removal

We strive to exceed your expectations!


W
SERVING ALL OF MINNESOTA
MOVING & STORAGE

Doug Legatt 320-250-2855

www.WeHaulForYou.com

Business Directory
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
Countryside Saloon
320-356-1060
37224 County Road 9
Avon, MN 56310
Holdingford Municipal Liquor
320-746-2264
451 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
Lake Wobegon Trailside Cafe
320-746-2155
541 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
Panther Distillery
320-859-2256
300 East Pike Street
Osakis, MN 56360
www.pantherdistillery.com
Pelican Lake Ballroom
320-845-2831
18419 County Road 154
Avon, MN 56310

You needed
local financial
solutions.

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
www.isd738.org

So we made
that our focus.

FINANCIAL/INSURANCE
Avon State Bank
320-356-7334
104 Avon Avenue North
Avon, MN 56310
www.avonstatebank.com
Black Financial Services Inc.
320-356-9031
www.blackfinancialservices.com
Central Minnesota Credit Union
888-330-8482
500 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.mycmcu.org
Northwestern Mutual
320-251-6711
3315 Roosevelt Road, Suite 300
St. Cloud, MN 56301

If its important to you, well make it happen.


CMCU offers convenient solutions to manage your
money and achieve your dreams. We help take the
hassle out of your finances so you can focus on what
matters most to you.
Talk to us about your needs today:
500 Main Street, Holdingford (Opening Spring 2015)
888.330.8482 | mycmcu.org | facebook.com/mycmcu

Centered on you.

Federally Insured by NCUA

g
Everytheined
You N ur
For Yo
Body!
Heart & Sol
Wellness Center offers...

Gym
G Memberships
M b hi
(24-hour access,
we take insurances)
Tanning Packages
Massages
Sauna Sessions
320-746-3300
111 Plymouth Street, Holdingford, MN

Located right next to the post office


We are open Monday-Friday,
Saturdays by appointment
24-Hour Access for Gym Memberships

Tanning
Lotions
Goggles
Young Living
Oils

New for
2015!

Available
For
Purchase

Paraffin Dip
Treatments

Good for a lot of your


aches and pains!

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Business Directory
FINANCIAL/INSURANCE
continued
Schmidt Insurance Agency
320-356-9440
108 Avon Avenue N
Avon, MN 56310
www.schmidtinsuranceagency.com
Scegura Insurance
320-746-2582
39002 County Road 9
Avon, MN 56310
Stearns Bank
320-746-2261
580 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.stearnsbank.com
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
www.hulsnursery.com
Pats Floral Design
320-746-2409
17807 440th Street
Holdingford, MN 56340

HEALTHCARE/PHARMACY
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
Russell Eyecare & Associates
320-433-4326
15 East Minnesota Street, Suite 107
St. Joseph, MN 56374
www.russelleyecaremn.com
MANUFACTURING/
METAL WORKS/FABRICATION
Acrytek Plastics, Inc.
320-746-3161
39105 County Road 151
Avon, MN 56310
www.acrytekplastics.com

If Its
Important
To You...
Call Us

746-2582

Scegura
Insurance Agency
Family owned and operated
for over 40 years

Auto
Home
Farm
Crop
Business
Renters
Cycle
RV
Life
Health
Disability
Medicare
Supplements

39002 County Road 9


Avon, MN 56310

Berkon Outdoors
320-746-0123
470 Industrial Drive
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.berkonoutdoors.com
Two River Enterprises
320-746-3156 Fax: 320-746-3158
490 River Street West, PO Box 70
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.tworiversstainlesskings.com
OIL/FUEL/PROPANE
Ameri-Gas
320-356-7377
420 County Road 50
Avon, MN 56310
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
www.berscheidproperties.com
RECYCLING/ROLLOFFS
Opatz Metals & Rolloffs
320-746-2819
120 Washington West, PO Box 151
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.opatzmetalsinc.com
RETAIL
Blonda Bs Gift Boutique
320-828-1643
531 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
Headley Hardware Hank
320-746-2973
561 West Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340

Pot Spot
320-356-2233
107 Avon Avenue N, PO Box 408
Avon, MN 56310
www.potspotavon.blogspot.com
SERVICES
Corner Stone Photography
320-293-2781
11512 County Road 17
Holdingford, MN 56340
Heart & Sol Wellness Center
320-746-3300
111 Plymouth Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
Katrina Kolles Photography
320-292-1575
My Salon Hair Design
320-746-2962
Box 97/Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
We Haul for You
320-250-2855
www.WeHaulForYou.com
SIGNS/ADVERTISING/NEWS
Everything Signs
320-746-0746
500 Main Street
Holdingford, MN 56340
www.everythingsigns.com
The Enterprise
320-845-2700
PO Box 310
Albany, MN 56307
www.albanyenterprise.com

The best in
hometown
news
and sports
coverage!

The

Enterprise

561 Railroad Ave., P.O. Box 310


Albany, MN 56307

320-845-2700

www.albanyenterprise.com
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Preferred
Controls Inc.
460 Huskie Drive
Albany, MN 56307

320-845-6772
Water and Wastewater
Control Systems
and Professional
Engineering Services
Preferred Controls has been established since
1998 and has completed many successful projects
throughout the country. We provide complete
system integration services as well as consulting
and design services for all of our clients.
Preferred Controls takes pride in our ability to
understand your existing system no matter what
the technology and readily take on projects
that require innovative solutions. Technically
challenging projects are our passion.
SERVICES INCLUDE:
Design and Consulting Services
Instrumentation & Controls
Radio Path Studies
SCADA Systems
Satellite-Based Automatic Meter Reading
FIELD SERVICES
Preferred controls offers field service for all of
our clients 24/7-365. With our experienced staff,
Preferred Controls provides field service in many
aspects of the water and wastewater industry. We
also offer service contracts and we are happy to
quote any size project to fit your needs - give us a
call today.

www.preferredcontrols.com
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Signs

Banners

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Engraving
Custom
Apparel &
Embroidery

320-746-0746
New
location

500 Main Street


Holdingford, MN 56340
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Robb Berscheid, Owner

www.everythingsigns.com
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