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A dream complete for the Johnsons


Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Features

Jon and Sharon Johnson enjoy their recently finished new home outside of Fountain, Minn. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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 about it.

The couple, who married in 2012, wanted to build a home of their own with room for their blended family of children and grandchildren when they come to visit. Jon and Sharon planned and designed the home for approximately six months before going ahead with building. When discussing what each of them wanted in a new home, Sharon said they found they “both had the same ideas” which made the decision process easier. The design works wonderfully for the Johnsons and Jon stated “it all goes back to Joe (Hahn) - he took our ideas and did better than we could have even thought of” and the exceptional end-product is a credit to Joe and the other creative and dedicated businesses the Johnsons worked with while building the home.

The house has an open floor plan which has a natural flow throughout and is large but, at the same time, feels cozy. As the Johnsons are planning for the future and any circumstances that may arise in the coming years, and as they age, the home is set up so a wheelchair can be wheeled from the garage door into the house, throughout the house, and even into the master shower. The total square feet of the home is 3600 square feet with 2800 being living area and 800 square feet of garage space.

The focal point of the main living area is an elegant two-sided fireplace with unique stonework. One side includes charcoal gray quartz ledge stone and slate, with the hearth stone and mantel made with Nicolet stone, and the other side surrounded by glass mosaic tile. The impressive stone and tile work was done by Bryan Ostby, of Fountain, Minn., who is a sub-contractor with New Direction Flooring of Rochester, Minn. The fireplace was purchased from Brekke Fireplace of Rochester, Minn. This outstanding fireplace adds a warmth to the home that only a fireplace can. Brad Fish, co-owner of New Direction Flooring, was immensely helpful in guiding the Johnsons on what materials to use throughout the house.

Hahn Lumber provided all the materials for the home except the mechanical and plumbing and Jon said “they were wonderful to work with” and helped greatly in creating the home they have today. New Direction Flooring installed all floorin .....
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Fountain City Council cements Spring agenda

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on April 4, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fountain City Hall. All members were present in addition to City Clerk Ronda Flattum and Police Chief Tom Mosher. The first item on the agenda was Matthew Schnabel, an Integrat ..... 
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Lorraine Lois Johnston

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Lorraine Lois Johnston Lorraine Lois Johnston passed away April 4, 2013 at her second home in Mission, Texas where she had wintered for 37 years. Two of her children were there with her and all four had made the trip to Texas to see her. Lorraine ..... 
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In the service - Airman Steven K. McElmury

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Airman Steven K. McElmury Air Force Airman Steven K. McElmury graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipli ..... 
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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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Letter about Ag Alliance Debate

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As I was reading the coverage of the SE Minnesota Ag Alliance debate, I read that Ken Tschumper made the claim that “there are over 200 farmers in Fillmore County alone that receive over $1 million in direct farm payments, and one ..... 
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Fifteen years of lutefisk and meatballs

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Faith & Worship

By Barb Jeffers Fountain Lutheran Church held its 15th annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This year’s dinner was overwhelmingly successful. Being one of the first dinners of its kind in th ..... 
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Letter about Kingsley’s article

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Andrew Kingsley hit the nail on the head. It was refreshing to read someone saying it like it is. “We the people” as the preamble states, have been lulled into complacency. The thought of standing for something has been made to l ..... 
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