6:30pm at the Jordan Fire Hall
6:30pm at the Jordan Fire Hall
Business of the Week: Ames Percheron Farm
It all began in 1874 when John and Eliza Ames immigrated to America from their native England. Hard work and integrity were the sustaining forces to their success in this country, and, to every generation that followed.
The Percherons became an Ames family tradition with John and Eliza’s sons, George and Charles, on the family farm. At one time the two brothers owned over 60 purebred Percherons.
Charlie Ames bred, registered, and showed Percherons from 1915 through 1939. The most notable of those shown was the stallion Irida Boy, purchased from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Irida Boy was sired by Althazar, winner of the 1914 Eastern States Percheron Futurity Show, and out of the French-bred mare, Irida. The senior breeding stallion for Chas. G. Ames and Son from 1919 until 1929, Irida Boy was considered a stallion before his time.
Even after retirement from breeding, Irida Boy continued to head the Ames show string, campaigning at the 1929 Chicago International Livestock Exposition at the age of thirteen, along with an endless number of offspring following suit. When the Percheron Society of American initiated its Premier Sire Award in 1929, Irida Boy stood eighth in the top ten sires then found in the United States.
The Ames’ love and respect for the Percheron was perpetuated through George’s son, Chester, who carried on his family’s passion for farming and this marvelous horse. When Chester was seventeen, his father moved the family to Minnesota. Four years later, Chester met and married Ruby Belle Reisinger and started his own farm in Farmington, Minnesota.
Chester and Ruby Ames raised 8 children on the farm, and as tradition would stand, passed their farming heritage on to their children. Their oldest son, Dick, a lifelong horseman, developed a profound respect for the horse that dates back to an era when the draft horse was essential to the operation of the big farms in the Midwest.
Though the Percherons began as workhorses on the farms, showmanship and competition has become the mainstay for the present day teams at the Ames Percheron Farm.
Ames Construction, Inc. is one of our nation’s largest heavy civil and industrial construction companies. The corporate headquarters is located in Burnsville, Minnesota, still close to where the family tradition began many years ago. With a work force of over 2,000 employees, the company takes pride in their reputation for quality construction of airports, bridges and highways, golf courses, mine development and reclamation, commercial site development, power plants, railroads and water treatment plants. It is only fitting that the Percheron was chosen as the company’s symbol of Ames “Pride,” a tradition instilled in every project, whether it related to construction or horses.
Business of the Week: Empire Wok
Empire Wok offers delicious dining and takeout to Jordan, MN.
Empire Wok is a cornerstone in the Jordan community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.
Our Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
Online Menu or you can download an app called Beyond Menu to order from your phone.
301 Broadway Street South in beautiful downtown Jordan.
Phone 952-492-5556 Find us on Facebook at Empire Wok
Turn your interior spaces into gorgeously designed rooms with our repurposed furniture and striking home décor. We create signature pieces using high-quality finishes and put in the time needed to ensure they look nice and hold up over time. The Refoundry also alters furniture to fit a particular space and match the style of your home. We have the experience and creativity to complement any design preferences.
The ReFoundry takes outdated pieces of furniture and refurbishes them to sell at reasonable prices in the Minneapolis, Minnesota are. We have collected, painted and repaired furniture for more than 15 years and take great pride in providing beautifully restored wood furniture and home décor for our customers to enjoy. Our furnishings are designed to become heirlooms that are passed down from one generation to the next. They will bring back memories for years to come.
(812) 514-5231 – website http://www.therefoundry.com/
Hours of Operation
Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After-Hour Appointments Available
Additional Operation Dates
May 11-13 & 18-21
June 8-11 & 15-17
July 13-16 & 20-23
415 Broadway Street S
Jordan, MN 55352
Minneapolis, St. Paul, & a 100-Mile Radius of Jordan, MN
Business of the Week: Jamie Smith Photography
Very talented photography business in downtown Jordan located at 206 Broadways Street. Their senior photos, headshots and family portraits are very beautiful. They offer professional hair and makeup as well. They have many photo products to choose from for your end product. Check them out today!
Business of the Week: Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation
Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation
104 First St. W.,
Jordan, MN 55352, United States
Celebrate the life of a loved one.
Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation is honored to help families tell their loved one’s story. We deliver unmatched, superior service to families which provides a meaningful, customized, and unique celebration for their loved one. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have whether you choose a traditional funeral service, cremation services, or something completely unique. Click here to connect to meaningfulfunerals.com.
Memorial Video Tribute – a one of a kind DVD tribute is displayed during the gathering of family and friends and/or services.
Customized Signage & Lifestory Memorial Cards – designed and created for your loved one.
Gathering Room – intimate but spacious with a large reception area for extra family and friends.
Hospitality Room – a special area for family to gather.
Grief Library – full line of books and videos dealing with grief and loss to use free of charge.
Parking – ample parking for family and friends.
We specialize in “celebrating lives”
Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation uses innovative and customized services to help each family we serve. We believe in “celebrating lives” and that each life has an unique story to tell.
Dedicated Local Staff
The staff at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation is dedicated to you and your family and our community. We are here to help during the loss of your loved one and pledge to do it with honor, care and compassion.
Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation thanks you for placing your trust in us. We are your friends and neighbors and will treat you like you’re part of our family.
For Peace of Mind
Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation has the only crematory in Scott County. Your loved one never leaves our care. We do not use Sub-contractors for our cremations.
Business of the Week: Total Health Advantage
Total Health Advantage is unlike anywhere you have ever been. Dr. Jeff’s #1 priority is to help you achieve YOUR goals and not anybody else. Whether you are looking to have more energy, be sick less often, more vitality so that you can be a better parent, spouse, friend, and individual, the time for your advantage is NOW!
They are holding a special event this weekend! Sunday, April 9th at the Chaska Event Center. 3PM to 5PM. Boss Lady Event
Total Health Advantage
221 1st Street, E
Jordan, MN 55352
(952)-492-3222 or website
Hours of business:
Mon 8-12am & 3-5pm
Wed 8-12am & 3-6pm
Sat By Appt. Only