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Spring activities, trail sign and new AEDs discussed at Whalan’s May city council meeting

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

The town of Whalan, like all the other towns and villages of the Bluff Country region, is showing signs of life and activity after a cold, challenging winter, and that was apparent in a number of items discussed last Monday evening at the May city council meeting.

With the Stand Still Parade just a few days away (it will take place this Saturday, May 17), the council also approved a liquor license for the Whalan Softball Tournament that is scheduled for July 4-6, 2014. The council expressed its gratitude for a recent donation of sand and limestone for the ball field.

The new Whalan brochure is expected to be ready very soon, perhaps even by parade time, Wes Harding told the council. The new communication piece will be used locally and state-wide to let people know about Whalan’s tourist amenities and activities.

The new Whalan trail sign will also be in place soon, a project made possible by support from Tri-County Electric. All the trail towns—including Whalan—will be receiving these upgraded and more weather-resistant signs. Whalan’s sign will be located near the location of the present sign. There will be a sign dedication ceremony, with acknowledgement as well of Tri-County’s key partnership role in making this project possible.

Residents, tourists, visitors and bikers will be even safer this year with the news that the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office will soon provide two automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) for the city of Whalan. The council discussed that emergency life-saving equipment, including where the best locations for it will be. One AED will be placed in the Whalan Town Hall and one will be near the trail in the plaza/gazebo area. AEDs can be used for people suffering sudden cardiac arrest, and have proven to be very effective in emergency, life-threatening situations.

The Whalan Council also re-visited the run-off water problem near Butch Culbertson’s property. Council members have been assessing the situation, and a number of fixes are being discussed. It was decided to table the matter until more options can be researched.

A local resident asked the council for an extension on an excavation permit that she needs at her home. Snowplow damage is being repaired, but recent rains have delayed the work. The council approved the extension until August.

Inspections of Whalan yards and properties have taken place recently to .....
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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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Whalan Stand Still Parade will stand in place for 19th year

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Whalan All

The Whalan Stand Still Parade will be standing in position for its 19th year on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. in Whalan, Minn. With this year’s theme being “Back to Our Roots”, for the natives of the Whalan area that should mean “Everything Nor ..... 
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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 abou ..... 
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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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