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Winslow represents Fillmore County in Minnesota Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet


Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

Katie Winslow of Fountain qualified for the final four in the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet during the MFBF 97th Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington November 21.

The Discussion Meet finalists competed in two semi-final rounds on November 21, followed by the final four competition. Contestants were judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem solving.

“The discussion meet is such a great opportunity to come together to discover solutions,” said Winslow.

The state winner of the MFBF Discussion Meet was Katie Miron, who will advance to the national competition, where she will represent Minnesota at the national competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., January 8-13. She also received a recognition plaque from MFBF; $500 prize sponsored by Gislason & Hunter; a trip to the MFBF Leadership Conference to be held in Bloomington, January 22-23, 2015; and a leadership development trip to Washington, D.C.

The winner of the AFBF Discussion Meet will receive cash awards and choice of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado or a 2016 GMC Sierra.

Other top finalists in the Discussion Meet were Joe Sullivan of Renville County and Amanda Durow of Dakota County.

For information about joining Farm Bureau, call your county office or log onto www.fbmn.org. Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in Minnesota representing Farmers • Families • Food. Nationwide, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has nearly six million members in nearly 2,800 county Farm Bureaus.



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Drury’s celebrates 90 years

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

After ninety years in business, Drury’s in Fountain, Minn. has many reasons to celebrate. Not only has the family owned business remained a staple on main street of Fountain since 1925, it continues to evolve and grow with the addition of member ..... 
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Pizzas, pies, and ice cream

Mon, Oct 19th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

From the farm to the table, the Village Square of Fountain is a cornerstone of downtown Fountain, Minn. When David and Mary Milne purchased the corner business location in April 1998, they felt that Fountain needed a pizza restaurant. The previo ..... 
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HACF awards grant to Fillmore Central fine arts program

Mon, Sep 14th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

Carrie Mathison, Fillmore Central fine arts teacher, is presented with a check for $1,525 by Steve Donney, treasurer of the Harmony Area Community Foundation. Mrs. Mathison applied for and received a grant from HACF to help sponsor her new ceram ..... 
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Lending library update

Mon, Sep 14th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

By Joni Clement The lending library in the Fountain City Park is enjoying much participation by the community. There has been a good turnover of both adult and children books. There has also been great support in donating books. We would especially ..... 
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Fountain American Legion Auxiliary folding

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

After many decades of service, the Fountain American Legion Auxiliary has disbanded. During the Auxiliary’s final meeting on August 27, 2015, members signed paperwork surrendering their charter, Unit #492. Reasons cited for folding the Founta ..... 
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Root River One Watershed, One Plan

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

The public was invited to the kick-off event for the Root River One Watershed, One Plan at the Fountain Community Center on April 8. The four hour open house was well attended. Roughly 100 residents listened as plan consultant Mark Deutschman, Houst ..... 
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“Mysteries of the Driftless” uncovered at Dinner on the Bluff

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

On April 26, 2013, an article I wrote entitled “Another Sinkhole” was published in the Fillmore County Journal (http://fillmorecountyjournal.com/single.php?article_id=30184) which described the sudden appearance of a sinkhole north of Fountain, ..... 
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“Willie’s” part of Fillmore County history

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

There are some people who need only one name to be recognized. In Fillmore County, one of those people was “Willie” of Willie’s Grocery and Locker of Fountain, Minn. When the name Willie came up in a conversation, odds were everyone knew who ..... 
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