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  • Spring Grove man shares  honor flight experiences

    Monday was Memorial Day; a day when communities in the United States gather to honor and remember those veterans who served and gave their lives for our country.

  • Survivor of dangerous January crash receives Saved by the Belt award

    The morning of Friday, Jan. 9, may have started like any other day for Cherry Grove resident Brittany Erding, but it certainly didn't end that way.

  • CHS students compete in state trapshooting competition

    “We have a wide range of experience, from those that have not shot trap before to others who have competed in an adult league. We have 21 student athletes,” said Chatfield High School trap team coach Mike Lisowski, leading the first-ever Chatfield trap team in Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) competition for the past two months.   

  • Screenplay for feature film ‘Rise of the  Sea Urchins’ created by local residents
    Two persons with ties to the Rushford-Peterson area are about to see a dream come true. Leslie Nelson, who served as the pastor of the Root River Community Church in Rushford for seven years, and Daniel Ostrem, a 2007 graduate of Rushford-Peterson High School, co-wrote a screenplay for a feature film that will be airing in movie theaters in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa in June.
    
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  • Spring Grove School Board member  to run for Minnesota House in District 28B

    Thomas Trehus, Spring Grove School Board member and fifth generation Houston County resident, announced he will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B.

     
  • Personal story illustrates  decision-making, grace of  God to Kingsland seniors

    “I was about 14 years old, and we lived in the country.  My dad said I had to do my chores before I could drive that old Oldsmobile we had around the field on Sunday after church.  I was in my Sunday best.  My dad told me to burn the garbage…I kind of took some shortcuts,” said Valley Christian Center’s pastor, James Leonard, addressing the Kingsland High School Class of 2015 during the class’s baccalaureate service held last Wednesday, May 27, in the Kingsland High School gymnasium.

     
  • Fillmore Central team part of fastest  growing high school sport in Minnesota

    Fillmore Central students have joined the ranks of 8,600 fellow trap shooting team members in the state of Minnesota. In its first year, the local trap shooting team is part of the fastest growing sport in the state. While football continues to be the most popular high school sport, trap shooting has knocked out baseball, basketball and track to secure the spot as the state’s second most popular prep pastime.

     
  • Surging Falcons advance to Section 1A Tournament

     The #5 seeded Fillmore Central/Lanesboro Falcon baseball team beat top-seeded Chatfield, 4-2 to advance to the finals of the sub-section, then lost to Lewiston-Altura, 4-2, in the championship game, and came back to beat Chatfield again, 3-0. The second win over the Gophers gave the Falcons  second place, and a ticket to the Section 1A Tournament.  That’s the secret in “turning a five into a two.” 

     
  • GMLOKS girls, boys take second at sub-section track meet

    The GMLOKS girls and boys track teams placed second in the Section 2 Sub-section track meet held at Grand Meadow last week.

     
  • Lady Gophers in sub-section championship game

    The #1 seeded Chatfield softball team (18-4) downed Goodhue in a 1A East semi-final game, 10-1, Wednesday,  and moved into the championship game against Wabasha-Kellogg (14-7). That game was played Friday afternoon in Peterson after this issue of The Chatfield News went to press. W-K, seeded #3, upset #2 Fillmore Central/Lanesboro, 4-1, to also make it into the championship game.

     
  • Ever notice how a certain smell, song, taste or picture of something can jar your memory and suddenly transport you back in time? That happened to me the other night while I was watching a TV commercial. I can't tell you what product was being promoted, but there was a goat in the commercial. Not just any goat, a Toggenburg goat that was a dead ringer to Buckley the goat I locked horns with half a lifetime ago.

     
  • The narrative on the future of small towns seems to be undergoing a subtle change away from the gloom that dominated the storyline in recent years to a more complex view that includes several reasons for optimism.

     
  • In a very old comic strip, Snoopy was playing tennis with an unseen partner. They hit back and forth and it is apparent that Snoopy was working very hard to keep up. Finally, he is watching the ball come towards him, and he thinks, “I hope it goes out, I hope it goes out.” It does. The last frame was him facing forward with a big smile and satisfied look on his face: “I hoped it out.”

     
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