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A successful Dairy Night on the Farm 2014


Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

Hosts Loni, Tracy, Bruce and Matt Wingert enjoy Dairy Night on the Farm 2014. Photo by Barb Jeffers

A perfect summer evening brought a large crowd to Blue Valley Holsteins for this year’s Dairy Night on the Farm hosted by Bruce and Tracy Wingert along with their son Matt and daughter Loni. Blue Valley Holsteins is a third generation farm located near Fountain, Minn., and they milk 200 cows twice a day.

Visitors were able to tour the farm and its buildings including free-stall barns and the milking parlor. There were displays with information on dairy farming and samples of different types of feed used in the industry. Area residents of all ages enjoyed seeing the cows and spending the evening on the farm while learning where the food comes from that we put on our table.

Michael and Vanessa Aggen of Harmony, Minn. brought their daughter Eliza, age 16 months, who was all smiles while looking at a calf as were many young children who attended. The children also spent much of the evening jumping in two bouncy houses and zooming down a very large inflatable slide. Cow Pie Bingo was played, which entailed spray painting a number board on the grass in a pen and then letting the cow in the pen and waiting to see who’s number got “landed on” first.

The American Dairy Association (ADA) sponsors Dairy Night on the Farm to promote the dairy industry and the ADA had their malt wagon at the Wingert farm with a constant line of people looking for a cool refreshment. Along with the regular malt flavors there was a new addition of rhubarb malts and many in line opted for the new flavor and were not disappointed.

Fillmore County Dairy Princess Melinda Woods, daughter of Daniel and Patti Woods of Ostrander, Minn., happily served the malts with help from Dairy Ambassador Allison Freese, daughter of Jeff and Carolyn Freese of Lanesboro, Minn. as well as others who donated their time.

A delicious summertime meal was served by the Fillmore County Cattlemen which included hamburgers hot off the grill. The burgers were very tasty and cooked to perfection. Along with the hamburgers guests had a full plate of beans, potato salad, and cheese curds. Dairy Ambassador Fred Williams, son of Fred Williams and Dennise Kluttz of Mabel, Minn., helped serve the food along with many other volunteers. Fred’s sister, Alexis Williams, also a Dairy Ambassador, was also on hand helping in the malt wagon.

Root River Rabbit 4-H members Grace Boelter, 8, Kelsi Goldsmith, 9, and Kaci Goldsmith, 13, kept v .....
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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 Str ..... 
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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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