The Free Press, Mankato, MN


August 25, 2013

Fishy landmark: Travelers will be able to see Waterville's giant sunfish from highway

Travelers will be able to see Waterville's giant sunfish from highway


Scholljegerdes had pitched a big fish carving for the store before, but Streed said before the renovation, he had a whole heap of banners and free-standing signs out front to attract attention.

“It looked like a junk yard to tell you the truth, but it attracted attention,” he said.

Once all the signs were gone, Streed said the idea for the fish started to seem like a darn good one.

Streed has seen photos of the work in progress, and he said he likes what he has seen so far. The fish seems pretty lifelike, and he's looking forward to seeing it painted and on his roof.

“It's a pretty cool deal,” he said.

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