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Whalan Stand Still Parade Report received at June 10th city council meeting

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

By Steve Harris

The sun made a rare and welcome appearance in May during Whalan’s 18th Annual Stand Still Parade, leading to another fun and successful event, Whalan’s city council heard at their June 10th meeting.

“Our unofficial count showed more than 2,000 people in town at noon, and there may actually have been quite a few more,” said Joan Johnson, speaking for the Parade’s organizing committee in her report to the council. “People enjoyed a wonderful day, we ended up $3,817.64 in the black, and we had a dedicated group of volunteers once again. We couldn’t begin to do our parade without everyone’s help.”

The parade committee has recommended that those proceeds go towards a number of projects, including the purchase of three additional pop-up booths, improvements to Whalan’s central plaza (including possible new signage, landscaping, mulch, and map), and support for the Whalan Lutheran Church.

Whalan Mayor Larry Johnson welcomed those suggestions, and on behalf of the council thanked the parade committee for their support of town improvement projects.

Other Business

• Whalan’s new Town Hall project is nearing completion. Work will soon be done on a ramp for the building, bids are being received for sidewalk construction, landscaping is being planned, and air conditioning will soon be installed. “The Legion Auxiliary—as a gift to the city—will equip the Hall with new kitchen appliances, a vacuum, and other items,” Auxiliary President Donna Novotny told the council. “We’re all so happy to see what’s been done and we hope the Whalan Town Hall will be enjoyed by many people for years to come.” A grand opening celebration event will be held with the date to be announced.

• Upcoming events in Whalan include a movie night, a possible city-wide rummage/garage sale, and the annual Fastpitch Softball Tournament on July 4, 6, and 7. (The council approved a liquor license for that tournament on those days.)

Melvin A. Olson

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Obituaries

Melvin A. Olson age 84 of Bloomington, Minn., Veteran of United States Marines, 39 year employee of Honeywell, died May 16, 2013. Melvin was born December 24, 1928 in Whalan, Minn to Andrew and Matilda Olson. He is survived by his wife of 62 ..... 
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Whalan Stand Still Parade moves local residents

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

By Barb Jeffers The residents of the small town of Whalan, Minn. opened their community and their hearts on Saturday, May 18, 2013 to make visitors feel as if they were “home” for the day. Many in attendance do call Whalan home, and many volun ..... 
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Magician to perform at Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Magician Kristoffer Olson will be dazzling the crowd with his magic at the Stand Still Parade in Whalan on Saturday, at 1pm, May 18th. Kristoffer Olson has a mind that can fluidly switch between art and science. He can solve a Rubik’s Cube in un ..... 
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Back to the 50s and 60s Day at the Whalan Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

On Saturday May, 18th at 11:00 a.m., the Whalan Stand Still Parade will once again be standing in position for its eighteenth year. This year’s theme Back to the 50s and 60s should bring back some great memories for the more mature visitor, and no ..... 
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Author Candace Simar to appear at the Stand Still Parade

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Pequot Lakes author, Candace Simar, will attend the 2013 Stand Still Parade in Whalan, Minn. on May 18. The granddaughter of immigrants, Simar writes historical fiction about Norwegian immigrants during the 1862 Sioux Uprising and the decade followi ..... 
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Stan’s Still to appear at the Whalan Stand Still Parade

By Kevin Blanchard

Thu, Apr 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Back by popular demand, “Stan’s Still at the Parade” will once again make an appearance at the Stand Still Parade on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 in Whalan MN. You will not want to miss this once a year opportunity to meet and chat with the now i ..... 
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‘The Solid Gold Band” to perform

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The Solid Gold Band will be providing the musical entertainment for the Stand Still Parade activities on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Since this year’s theme is “Back to The 50’s and 60’s” the band will be providing music that should bring back ..... 
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Grant application for Eagle Cliff Trail Spur

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner The owners of Eagle Cliff Campground had requested that Fillmore County be the sponsor for a grant application to the Minnesota DNR to finance a bicycle trail in the Hwy 16 right of way near Whalan. At the board’s March 12 meeti ..... 
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