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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.

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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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New city attorney in Fountain

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

“We would be more than happy to become your city attorneys,” expressed Scott Springer of Springer & Gumbel, P.A. as he spoke to the Fountain City Council at their meeting June 5, 2014. With former City Attorney Kelly Wagner leaving to work in t ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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Blue Valley Holstein to host Dairy Night on the Farm

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

The owners of Blue Valley Holstein are celebrating June as Dairy Month and inviting everyone to join their party. Bruce and Tracy Wingert and family will be hosting the event at their farm on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. with muc ..... 
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A comedic twist in Fountain

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

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 ..... 
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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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