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Brake for Treasures on the Trail


Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Features

Jane Lewis has opened Treasures on the Trail in Whalan, Minn., which features handcrafted gifts from local artisans, including herself. Photo by Barb Jeffers

We are very lucky to have a jewel like the Root River State Trail in our backyard and now the bike trail through Whalan, Minn. will bring you to a hidden treasure.

After retiring from a full-time job as an office manager in Forest Lake, Minn., Jane Lewis is now living a life she loves in Whalan. She and her husband have converted the garage of their home into Treasures on the Trail.

After purchasing the home in December of 2015, the couple did “a lot of work” to transform the garage into what is now an adorable shop which she opened on July 4, 2015.

Lewis began making jewelry approximately eight years ago and has a very creative touch. She says, “About half of the items are mine” in the shop and the rest are consigned items.

“I’m doing it for fun,” says Lewis, as she enjoys making jewelry, and meeting wonderful people while doing it is a bonus for her.

Lewis comments that the residents in the area have been supportive and she has had many positive comments from customers.

With so many uniquely crafted necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry pieces a patron can spend a long time trying to narrow their choice down to one or two favorites.

Oil paintings and watercolors by talented artists will certainly draw your attention as you walk around the shop, as will mosaics by Heidi Dybing. Wire art, pillows, garden art, greeting cards, soap, and so much more can be found at Treasures on the Trail.

Many gift ideas can be found at Treasures on the Trail, and not only for women. Candles for men come in scents such as Chicks Dig It, Grampa’s Pipe and Beef Jerky.

Fishing lures from Root River Lures, LLC of Chatfield, Minn. may be another great choice for a gift for you favorite guy this Father’s Day.

Whalan souvenirs are available, which include creative t-shirts with sayings such as “Lost in Whalan” are popular. For bicycle enthusiasts there is a t-shirt with a picture of handlebars and the saying “Life Behind Bars” above the picture.

Since the business is located right off of the bike trail there are many items which are geared toward cyclists. These items, such as earrings in the shape of bicycles, and drink coasters with a map highlighting Whalan, are not only useful and unique but can serve as souvenirs as well.

The address of Treasures on the Trail is 431 Half Street .....
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Slice of heaven for new owner of Aroma Pie Shoppe

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Features

On a bike ride through beautiful bluff country, Karna Hudoba found a slice of heaven she now calls her own. While camping in Lanesboro, Minn. in August of 2015, Karna and her husband, Pat, along with two other couples went for a bike ride on the R ..... 
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Whalan’s “Cookies and Chili” set for December 12

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Features

Are you looking for some delicious holiday cookies to enjoy - or to share with others? And how does a warm bowl of chili or soup on a winter day sound to you? Plan to come to Whalan’s Town Hall on Saturday, December 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. wh ..... 
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Whalan Stand Still Parade

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Features

Chris Buchanan and daughter Cecielia, of Minneapolis, Minn., and part-time Whalan residents, enjoyed the food and festivities of the Whalan Stand Still parade on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Whalan Stand Still Parade

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Features

Whalan Mayor Larry Johnson and Grand Marshal for the 2015 Whalan Stand Still parade Katharine (Bell) Redmond who traveled from Pueblo, Colo. to participate in the parade.

A great, great honor for descendent of Whalan

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Features

The world famous Whalan Stand Still parade will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Whalan, Minn., bringing a special guest to town. Grand marshal for the 2015 Stand Still parade will be Katharine (Bell) Redmond, the great- great-granddaughter ..... 
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Whalan Stand Still Parade

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Features

By Wesley Harding The Whalan Stand Still Parade will be standing in position for its 20th year on Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. in Whalan, Minn. Whalan will be honoring Irish immigrant David John Whaalahan (yes, that is the correct spelling!), who f ..... 
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Visitors move quickly to attend Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Whalan Features

A horse with a mustache, a barbershop quartet, warm lefse, and classic cars were only a few of the attractions at this year’s Stand Still Parade in Whalan, Minn. on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The 19th annual Stand Still parade is one of the most uniq ..... 
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Correction

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Features

In the May 5, edition of the Fillmore County Journal there was an error in the Whalan Stand Still Parade will stand in place for 19th year press release. It was printed that pre-parade entertainment will be provided by Walter Bradley and Tom Arnold. ..... 
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