By Lisa Aasen February and March seem to last forever in Minnesota and we start to dream of summer and warmer days. Some of us go into hiding and wait out the rest of winter inside. Then there are those that are willing to go outside, braving the snow, wind and freezing cold temps to make sure things “heat up” for summer! The Spicer Beautification Committee, a dedicated group of Spicer Area locals, brave the elements to make sure our summertime is HOT and have already put
Green Lake was host to the 2018 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener!
Edward Dethlefs, a north shore Green Lake resident named the City of Spicer in his will in 1978, leaving the city approximately 280 acres of farmland. The funds were to be used for the elderly community of Spicer. A Senior Citizens Multi-purpose building was constructed on what was part of the former site of a drive-in-theater.The first meals were prepared at the Senior Citizens Multi-purpose building on January 2, 1979. Today, LSS Meals are still being served on weekdays along with the Meals
Over the past 10 years the Spicer Beautification Committee has sponsored several public art projects: “Fish Gone Wild”, “Poles Gone Wild”, “Chairs Gone Wild” and the latest “Artists Gone Wild”. Funding for each project has been through grants awarded from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC) with matching contributions from the Willmar Area Arts Council and the City of Spicer. This public art project showcases the work of Spicer Area and greater surrounding area artists. Past public
“Explore Spicer” Maybe you’ve heard of Spicer on Green Lake…or you may know us as home of the New London-Spicer Wildcats…or that “Spicer is Nicer”. Spicer is all of these things and so much more! Spicer is a community that is growing and changing. We are lake people and we are entrepreneurs. We love boats and we love trails and all the fun and beauty the four seasons offer. We love shopping and dining and dancing the night away in our community…Spicer on Green Lake. Spicer offers a wonderful
An Autumn Weekend in Spicer By Lisa Aasen FALL into a fun weekend in Spicer! Whether you’re staying in a cabin on Green Lake, an RV at WestRich Campground or booked a fabulous resort stay at The Hampton Inn Green Lake Resort, a great weekend is in store for you! Follow the day-by-day itinerary of how to make the most out of your weekend adventure. Friday itinerary: ARRIVE: You’ve arrived in Spicer which is located just a short hour and a half drive west of the Twin Cities and depending on
Local Spicer business creates table top center pieces for the Governor's Fishing Opener dinner DI Labs, INc The development of the Governor’s Fishing Opener centerpiece followed DI Lab’s process of new product development. Similar to other projects, the centerpiece started with a face-to-face meeting with Beth Fischer, Leslie Valiant and Denny Baker. During the first meeting we brainstormed and sketched ideas, the brainstorming process allowed us to understand the importance and spectrum
1886: Spicer was founded. Named for John M. Spicer, the original owner of the town site. Spring 1887: "Belle of Green Lake" steamboat launched July 4, 1887: First 4th of July celebration 1890: Interlachen Hotel opened 1890: Petition granted to form new school district 1904: Green Lake State Bank incorporated April 29, 1904: Incorporation of Spicer village 1907: Spicer acquires first park (now part of County Park #4) November 16, 1910: Organization of Spicer Fire