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New city attorney in Fountain


Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

Visitors to the Fountain City Council meeting on September 1, 2016 included Gail Boyum, Julie Gade and Tim Kiehne. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Fountain City Council met on September 1, 2016 for its regularly scheduled meeting. All council members were present.

City Attorney

Motion by Gudmundson, second by Schott to hire Dwight Luhmann of Luhmann Law, LLC as City Attorney for the City of Fountain. Motion carried. The contract will be for the remainder of 2016 and the entirety of 2017 at a rate of $135/hr.

Bike program grant

Gail Boyum and Julie Gade with the Root River Trail Towns attended the council meeting to discuss the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant. Each town that chooses to participate will be loaning out 1950s style bikes free of charge. Each town will have bikes in a color specific to that town. The bikes will need to be signed out. Each participating town will receive $3,000 in grant money which can be used to purchase bike racks, helmets, etc. as well as maintenance on the bikes. The program encourages people to walk more and bike more. Motion by Ostby, second by Gudmundson, to participate in the SHIP program. Motion carried.

PACC

Tim Kiehne, President of the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC), addressed the council to promote the PACC, to offer more involvement with the City of Fountain, and answer any questions the council had.

Cedar Street

Cedar Street resident Dan Byer attended the council meeting to address concerns of speeding traffic on Cedar Street. As Police Chief Mosher was not in attendance the matter was tabled until the October 2016 meeting.

Consent agenda

Motion by Schott, second by Wangen, to approve consent agenda items including minutes from August 4, 2016 regular meeting, treasurer’s report and monthly city bills/fire dept.artment bills. Motion carried.

City maintenance

City maintenance worker John Hanson presented quotes for road work on First and Second Streets. Motion by Schott, second by Gudmundson, to approve having five sample cracks filled by Four Season Maintenance at no charge, and if the council approves of the work, they will proceed with patch and repair on the rest of First and Second Streets. Motion carried.

Motion by Schott, second by Wangen, to purchase four tires for the city’s 2005 Chevy truck. Motion carried.

Motion by Wangen, second by Ostby, to hire Central Tank Coatings, Inc. of Elgin, Iowa, to paint the water tower. Motion .....
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Chatfield barber nears half century mark

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Roy Lange of Roy’s Barber Shop in Chatfield, Minn., is just a shave away from celebrating 50 years as a barber. January 2, 2017 will mark 50 years since Roy and his twin brother, Ray graduated from barber school. “It was brother Ray’s id ..... 
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Wallace “Wally” Himlie

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Wallace “Wally” Himlie Wallace “Wally” W. Himlie, 88, of Rushford, Minn., died on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Valley View Healthcare and Rehab Center in Houston, Minn. Wally was born on May 16, 1928, in rural Peterson, Minn., to Lars ..... 
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Gordon Jerome Olson

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Obituaries

Gordon Jerome Olson, 83, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Gordon was born September 20th, 1932 in Gibbon, Minn., to Clarence and Hulda (Swenson) Olson. He grew up in the Gibbon community, graduating from Gibbon ..... 
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Kathleen “Kitty” Sween

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Kathleen “Kitty” Sween, age 89, died peacefully on September 4, 2016 at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center, where she had been a resident for the past two years. Kitty was born on July 29, 1927 in Grand Meadow, Minn., to Alvin and Marcella ( ..... 
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Coty Vickerman

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Coty Curtis Vickerman, age 29, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 near Hesper, Iowa from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Coty was born July 21, 1987 in Decorah, Iowa to Lori Vickerman and Albert Monson. In 2005 he gradua ..... 
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Dale Finseth

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Dale Finseth, 89, of Fountain, passed away Friday September 2, 2016 at Gunderson Harmony Health Care in Harmony. Dale was born July 13, 1927 in Carrollton Township to Justin and Ida (Skrukrud) Finseth at the home on the farm in Carrollton Townshi ..... 
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Karen Arneson

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Canton All

Karen L. Arneson, age 71, of rural Canton, died Saturday, September 3, 2016 at home following a lengthy fight with cancer. Karen was born August 25, 1945 on the farm in Prosper, Minn., to Lyle and Alice (Albertson) Wilbur. She attended the Prosp ..... 
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Clayton Wangsness

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Obituaries

Clayton Wangsness, age 75, of Decorah, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 28, 2106 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Clayton Elvin Wangsness was born on November 22, 21940 in Cresco, Iowa, the son of Elvin and Nina (Hjelle) Wangsness. He was ..... 
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