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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 celebration new life.

Headed by Chuck Johnson, President of Root River State Bank of Chatfield, Minn. and the First State Bank of Fountain, Minn. and the staff of the First State Bank of Fountain, a committee of volunteers was formed to carry on the Trail Days events.

The committee became larger as residents of Fountain volunteered to lend a hand. Working together they quickly added items to the event schedule. Many stepped forward to take on specific tasks and find additional volunteers to work over the weekend. The end result was a celebration full of community spirit, fun events, and many memories.

The weekend got off to a running start with the Milk Fun(d) Run organized by Mike and Margaret Johnson of the Johnson Trailside Holstein Farm with help from friends and family and donations from many charitable sponsors.

The 2.5 mile run started at the Root River Trail Head in Fountain and ended at the Johnsons Farm. According to Mike Johnson, approximately one hundred people participated in the run. The purpose of the Milk Fun(d) Run was held to raise money for the Milk Fund at Fillmore Central Schools. The Milk Fun(d) is available so that all students have the opportunity to have milk during their milk break at school. The Milk Fund Run raised over $2,100.00 so far with donations still coming in.

Mike Johnson indicated, “This year the proceeds will all go to the Fillmore Central School.” He added that if their needs are met, and if another run is held next year, the proceeds may go to other schools as well. As far as having a 2nd Annual Milk Fund Run next year, the Johnson family will have to discuss that.

Area residents were not the only participants in the run. The Ferrie Family, which includes parents Pat and Kathrine and their children 16 year old Matthew, 14 year old Sydney, and 12 year old CJ, made the drive from Cresco, Iowa to be involved. Sydney won first place in the female 12 and up category and was very excited. Kathrine learned of the run on the Cresco Get Fit club’s Facebook page and thought it was something they could do as a family.

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Fillmore Central to bring back Cross Country

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The last time Fillmore Central had students involved in Cross Country was 2008-2009. At that time, there was only one student participating. Recently, nine students expressed interest in starting the program again, which would be shared with Lane ..... 
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Severe Weather Hits SE MN

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Fountain The Great Outdoors

On the eve of Wednesday, May 29, severe storms hit Fillmore County. Pictured above is the roof of Drury’s Furniture Warehouse in Fountain, Minn., which was damaged by high winds in the storm. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

Fountain United Methodist hosts Cowboy Church Musicians

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Faith & Worship

The small town churches of Southeastern Minnesota add as much charm to bluff country as a lot of the scenery and local businesses do. Whether it’s a bake sale, vacation bible school program, a dinner, or a concert, our numerous local churches add ..... 
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Fountain City Council meets during May snowstorm

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain City Council met on Thursday, May 2, 2013 during a record-breaking snowfall in the area. All council members were present in addition to Ronda Flattum, City Clerk, and Police Chief Tom Mosher. The first order of business was to discuss t ..... 
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Marjorie Pauline Spelhaug

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Marjorie Pauline Spelhaug, 83, of Fountain, Minn. died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth in Rochester, Minn. where she had been for two days. Marge was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Whalan to Adolph and Elva (Sorum) Evenson. S ..... 
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Engagement - Sawn ~ Hines

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Sawn ~ Hines MistiLyn Marie Hines and Jacob David Swan would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. They will be married on October 5, 2013 in Little Falls, Minn. The couple currently live in Sauk Rapids, Minn. and plan to stay i ..... 
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Another sinkhole

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

As most passers-by on Highway 52, just North of Fountain, Minn., have noticed in recent days a fairly large sinkhole has opened up about a quarter mile outside of town on the West side of the road. Being conspicuously placed along the roadside it h ..... 
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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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