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News from Avon Township

Monthly articles published in the Avon/Albany Enterprise (3rd Wednesday of the month):

2017:  April | May | June

2012:  Summer

Other Avon Township News Items

  • City/Township Apply for LGI Grant
  • Wellhead Protection Plan – Brochure; City of Avon Notice of Intent
  • Special Assessment Searches – At the March 6, 2013 meeting, the Avon Township Board of Supervisors passed a motion to charge $25.00 for Special Assessment Searches.  The minutes of this meeting are posted.
  • Pelican Lake Association Award – Fall 2009
  • Avon Visioning 2020 – Announcement; Results – Dotmocracy
  • Letter to Stearns County Commissioner’s Concerning the Comprehensive Plan (12/2007)
  • St. John’s Solar Facility (Fall 2009) – ceremony, fact sheet, speech
  • MPR STORY FEATURES AVON TWP TRAILER PARK – An MPR story by Amber Espinoza recently about conditions at the Evergreen Hills trailer park can be viewed by clicking this link.
  • Fall 2009 – Supervisor Bresnahan has been selected to display some of his pottery at the MN History Center (St. Paul) Click for link.
  • Feb 2010 – Township Supervisor John Merdan and his wife Jane received the 2010 Avon Hills Lifetime Initiative Award.  The Merdan’s received this honor for a lifetime of dedication to land preservation, habitat improvement, and working farms and forests.   John and Jane Merdan have made wildlife habitat improvements on significant portions of their property over the years, reducing pastureland while increasing quality and quantity of habitat for deer, waterfowl, turkey, and numerous species of native plants.  A Reinvest in Minnesota easement permanently preserves open spaces and habitat.  The Merdan’s demonstrate good stewardship throughout their family farm and they are active community leaders (Link to Avon Hills Initiative Awards).

Century Farms in Avon Township

Avon Township has a long history of agriculture. More than a dozen farms in the Township have been in existence for over one hundred years. The Stearns History Museum lists the following Century Farms in Avon Township:

  • 1910 _ Biniek, David & Carrie
  • 1862 – Court, John & Jane
  • 1904 – Czajkowski, Ron & Delores
  • 1861 – Himsl, Steve & Pam
  • 1900 – Huls, Howard & Jean
  • 1863 – Keppers, Elmer & Marlene
  • 1910 – Kierzek, Jeanette
  • Lichy, Duane
  • 1891 – Litchy, Mary Ann
  • 1899 – Martini, Dean
  • 1899 – Merdan, John & Jane
  • 1908 – Opatz, Claude & Susan
  • 1892 – Pierskalla, David & Rita
  • 1879 – Ritter, Glenn & Leslie
  • 1891 – Rudnicki, Ernest & Ann
  • 1860 – Sand, Eileen
  • 1904 – Schwalbe, Shirley
  • 1865 – Schwinghamer, Val
  • 1885 – Skudlarek, Thomas & Mary
  • 1874 – Streit, Stanley & Mary
  • 1882 – Symanietz, Jeff
  • 1912 – Waletzko, Josephine
  • 1897 – Woitalla, Kurt & Wendy
  • 1869 – Young, Kevin & Beth