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Spring water, signs and new brochures highlight Whalan’s April council meeting


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

Signs of spring were on the agenda at last Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Whalan City Council. One of those signs was concern about melting snow running where it probably shouldn’t; another was an effort underway to inform more people about upcoming events to encourage more visitors to enjoy all that Whalan has to offer.

Last fall a new Whalan brochure was created in time for use at a regional meeting where Mayo Clinic’s “Destination Medical Center” was previewed to local citizens and tourist organizations. The initial printing of 1,000 copies has gone fast, and there’s a need to make more available. Wes Harding, a member of the Taste of the Trail Committee, asked the city council to use this opportunity to expand that brochure, and also to offer financial support to the project.

“We want to go to a three-panel design, instead of the original two,” West explained. “That will allow us to add information about two other popular Whalan events: the Candlelight Ski and the softball tournament.”

New design work and printing costs will run about $360, the council learned, and the brochure will be printed on heavier paper stock by a firm in Decorah. Harding asked the council for a donation of $200 for the new, expanded brochure. Other donations have already been received, and local businesses will be given an opportunity to support the project as well.

“Advertising pays,” said Harding. “We place these Whalan brochures in places like the Lanesboro Visitor Center, Rochester, Peterson and Rushford. We were visiting northern Minnesota last year and met someone who knew about Whalan through one of our brochures. They become another tool to use to promote our town and its special events.”

After some discussion on the matter, the Whalan City Council voted 3-2 to approve the $200 donation towards the new brochure project. A request was also made for local people who might have pictures of the softball tournament and/or Candlelight Ski to share those for the design of the new brochure.

(While asking for that donation, Harding explained that the Taste of the Trail Committee—due to the success of recent fundraisers—will not be asking the Whalan Council for a donation this year. “We are becoming more self-sustaining,” he said.)

The nine Trail Towns, including Whalan, are also working on having a new map for placement on the trail in the various .....
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Whalan City Council learns of fire department cost studies

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

At the February meeting of the Lanesboro Rural Fire Department, financial issues were raised that will require more research and discussion, according to the report shared at the Whalan City Council meeting on Monday, March 10. A task force is no ..... 
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DMC tourist ideas welcomed from Whalan residents

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

The temperature was still firmly stuck below zero, where it seems to have stubbornly been for weeks, last Monday night, February 10, when the Whalan City Council gathered for its monthly meeting, but no water problems or frozen pipes were on the age ..... 
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Whalan Community Center given new life

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Progress Edition

It happens almost daily. Old buildings are torn down, leveled to the ground, to make room for modern progress. In the heart of Fillmore County, in our small communities, more and more are laying claim to these historical remnants, reclaiming them not ..... 
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Whalan holds cookie walk and chili feed

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Tasty comfort foods could be found at the Whalan City Hall in Whalan, Minn., on Saturday, December 14, 2013 as the Whalan Taste of the Trail Committee held a Cookie Walk and Chili Feed. The event was held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. giving people plenty ..... 
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George W. Judy

Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Obituaries

George W. Judy, age 94, formerly of Whalan, Minn., died Monday, December 16, 2013, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. George was born March 17, 1919 in Springfield, SD. In October of 1941 George served for the US army until December of 1945. During ..... 
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Whalan Council approves final tax levy for 2014

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

The City of Whalan’s tax levy for 2014 was adjusted at the December 9 Whalan City Council meeting—in a direction that should please town residents. After discussion about the previous preliminary figure of 5 percent set earlier this fall, and a ..... 
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Whalan’s Cookie Walk and Chili Feed

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Whalan’s Taste of the Trail Committee will be sponsoring a Cookie Walk and Chili Feed on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event will be held in the newly remodeled Whalan City Hall. Come and pick out some cookies and other treats, j ..... 
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Kjell Olav Nordlie

Tue, Nov 26th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Obituaries

Kjell Olav Nordlie, the son of Kaare and Magna “Kjenner” Nordlie was born on September 3, 1946, in Sarpsborg, Norway. He grew up in the Sarpsborg, Norway area where he attended school. He later attended Oslo Teachers College where he received hi ..... 
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