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Published June 23, 2009, 09:07 AM

Fargo boy fixes fans for fun

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With temperatures expected to finally feel summer-like, air conditioning and fans will be running on high these next few days. And for one south Fargo teen-ager, it will all be old hat. Cole Semanko has turned his curiosity into a fascination with fans, the story from WDAY 6 Reporter Kevin Wallevand.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With temperatures expected to finally feel summer-like, air conditioning and fans will be running on high these next few days. And for one south Fargo teen-ager, it will all be old hat. Cole Semanko has turned his curiosity into a fascination with fans, the story from WDAY 6 Reporter Kevin Wallevand.

At a basement workbench, Cole Semanko is fan fixing once again. It is a hobby that Cole started when most children are barely out of the crib.

“I remember getting one at 3 or 4.”

Antique fans Cole has picked up at auctions and antique shops.

“I really like to find a rare fan, which is the most fun.”

He can pay anywhere from a dollar to a hundred for an old fan and Cole spends time researching history behind the blades.

“The first one was made in 1886 and they were water powered.”

On the ceiling of the Semanko family garage, you will find some of Cole’s 50 working ceiling fans, some several years old.

“I just like to learn new things about them.”

And with our hot humid weather, Cole may be the one laughing, enough air movement to keep cool and comfortable the rest of the week.

“The fans are going to be running a lot.”

Cole learned how to repair old fans by studying the technique online.

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