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Experience a Nightmare on First Street


Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Features

Screams will be heard in the graveyard, shrieks will echo through the haunted barn, and cries will send shivers down your spine. If this sounds like fun to you, be sure to grab your boys and ghouls and come to the third annual Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams & Haunted Barn at 609 First Street in Fountain, Minn. this Halloween season.

After “haunting” their front yard in 2011, Paul and Regan Little began creating the spooky masterpiece in 2012 when they thought it would be a fun use of an old barn on the property.

Many hours were spent by Paul and Regan, along with their children Logan and Demery, tearing down a building and cutting walls into chunks which would be used to make the many different rooms or “scenes” in the barn. There were almost 300 visitors with the proceeds being donated to the Fillmore County Food Shelf in 2012. With such a large response and very little advertising, along with attendees urging the couple, the decision was made to continue in 2013 and ramp up the scariness even more. This meant more work for the Little family and many changes and upgrades have been made since last year.

The theme for Nightmare on First Street in 2013 is a traveling circus which was seeking shelter in the barn on a stormy night and none of them were ever seen again. Participants will learn the entire story prior to entering. Before reaching the Haunted Barn, one must walk through the Field of Screams which includes the “corn shock field” where there will be “scare-people.” Also be on the lookout for the electric chair and gallows as you are walking in the dark.

Next comes the cemetery which a visitor must walk through in order to reach the haunted barn, and at this point turning around could be more dangerous than continuing on, but under no circumstances does a person want to stop as you may even see death and death will certainly see you! Watch your step in the bone-yard so you don’t trip and wind up landing in Dracula’s open casket or falling onto a fresh grave.

After making it this far the blood-curdling sounds from the barn will make the heart start pumping as you step through the door only to be greeted by a clown who may not make you feel welcome.

Thirteen circus and barn related rooms seem to go on forever while walking on straw in dark narrow passages. A magician, many scary clowns, a fortune teller, trapeze artists, a lion’s cage .....
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Pork-e-que

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Fountain Features

The Pork-e-que that took place in Fountain, Minn. on July 30, made a long line that extended down the sidewalk and around the corner.

Fountain Trail Days continues celebratory tradition

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Features

By Barb Jeffers After much question, discussion and anticipation Fountain Trail Days once again took place on June 8 and 9, 2013. After the town celebration in 2012 the fate of Trail Days seemed to be in limbo, but area residents have given the cel ..... 
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A dream complete for the Johnsons

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Features

Jon and Sharon Johnson of rural Fountain, Minn. have recently moved into the new home they designed together. Together, along with Joe Hahn, of Hahn Lumber, located in Harmony, Minn., they designed their home and say they would not change a thing a ..... 
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Trigger Time Firearms aims to serve the public

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Features

Trigger Time Firearms was Incorporated in March 2012, and has been doing business in Fountain, Minn. since June 2012. The owner of Trigger Time Firearms is Rick Dahly who says he is “passionate about people protecting themselves and their families ..... 
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Fountain woman celebrates 95th birthday

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Features

Alvira Klockeman of Fountain, Minn. celebrated her 95th birthday earlier this month surrounded by family and close friends. Alvira was born on December 6, 1917, to parents Edward and Barbara Klug in Caledonia, Minn., as one of thirteen children born ..... 
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