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A comedic twist in Fountain


Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Arts & Culture

Willard Twittsnoggle, James Wedgwood, and Uncle Ernie play scrabble.

Don’t let me put words in your mouth, but no one will want to miss the comic ventriloquist coming to Fountain, Minn. for the 2014 Trail Days celebration. James Wedgwood will be performing Saturday, June 7, at 8 p.m. in the city park and everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show described as “The Most Fun You Can Have Without Moving Your Lips!” and involves several characters who will have the crowd laughing out loud.

“Uncle Ernie” will be visiting Fountain with James Wedgwood and is going to pop up at some point during the show. Wedgwood stated that Uncle Ernie is the quintessential old man we have all known at some point in our lives. Uncle Ernie is a little confused in his old age which brings about some hilarious comments.

Also making an appearance during Wedgwood’s time on the stage will be “Willard Twitsnoggle” who is a wacky hunter with a twist. Willard’s dog “Lukey” will accompany him as well.

No telling who else may appear during the comedic performance by the talented ventriloquist. Wedgwood has several characters to choose from as he says he has seven or eight different characters including “Bill the Bird” the prairie chicken who flew over a nuclear reactor in Monticello, Minn. and is kind of messed up because of it says James.

“Patrick McWiggins, a leprechaun, may stop by to say hello if time allows but there is one of James Wedgwood’s wooden friends who will not make it the show in Fountain. Luanda LaDouce, a sassy blues singer, has not been invited as she says some inappropriate things that are not suitable for audiences with children. Wedgwood states that “Luanda is not family friendly”, so it is best that she stays home that day.

When asked what to call these characters made of wood Wedgwood stated, “You can call them dummies when you are not in their presence but otherwise they can be called puppets because they are kind of sensitive,” he joked.

People in the ventriloquist business call their dummies ventriloquial figures but that is quite a mouthful said James so calling them puppets will be fine.

James Wedgwood lives near Fergus Falls, Minn. after living in the St. Paul, Minn. area for 30 years. He has made TV appearances on “The Statler Brothers Show” and “Crook and Chase” as well as working with well known names like Glen Campbell, Chubby Checker, Janie Fricke and Jeannie .....
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Birth Announcement - Levi Arlyn Johnson

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Big brother Sawyer welcomes home baby brother, Levi Arlyn Johnson. Parents are Michael and Margaret Johnson of Fountain, Minn. Levi was born April 23, 2014. He weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

The Working Mom - Boys Will Be Boys

By Tammy Danielson

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Columnists

When I first started writing this column five years ago, I referred to my husband a few times in my own style of wife humor. However, while I was busting a gut laughing, he found my stories less than humorous and also found out very quickly how man ..... 
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Fountain City Council hears recommendations for WWTP

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. instead of the normal 7:30 p.m. in order to accommodate guests whom they hoped had answers the council has been looking for in relation to problems with the wastewater treatment plant. Al ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Fillmore Central to upgrade parking lots

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The parking lots at both the high school in Harmony and the elementary school in Preston will soon be completely renovated. During the school board meeting on April 22, board member Craig Britton showed the board a diagram of the Preston site with th ..... 
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Birth Announcement: Cohen Joshua Vold

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Nick and Jennah Vold, along with big brother Landon, of Fountain, Minn., are proud to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Cohen Joshua. Cohen was born Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Methodist Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches ..... 
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Fountain City Council approves Structure Lease Agreement

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on the evening of Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with all council members present as well as City Clerk Ronda Flattum and Police Chief Tom Mosher. Consent agenda items approved included the minutes from the March ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board changes snow day policy

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Due to the harsh winter and many snow days that came with it, the Fillmore Central School Board discussed the current policy in regards to make-up days. The current policy states the first snow day is forgiven, and after that the district must ma ..... 
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