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  • 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.
  • Training for new firefighters held Saturday near Spring Grove

    On Saturday, May 9, new firefighters had the opportunity for training at an old farmhouse on the Ed Troendle farm in Wilmington Township. The weather and wind direction were just right to conduct the training by instructors from Riverland Technical College of Austin.

  • Bremseth recalls Nevada nuclear tests, time in Korea

    Memorial Day may have extra special meaning this year for Neil Bremseth of Preston. A Marine in the Korean War, Bremseth may reflect on the distinguished, famous war memorials honoring the Armed Services he visited on Saturday, May 2, on a whirlwind, one-day tour of Washington, D.C., with a Freedom Honor Flight group out of La Crosse.

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  • 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.

  • Boy golfers top the TRC charts

    As the twelve teams that make up the Three Rivers Conference prepared to face off in the golf conference tournament on May 14, the weather gave them pause. The teams agreed to golf for the scheduled 18 holes, but eventually the wind and rain were too much, and they had to call the meet at nine holes.

  • Perfect game, marquee win send SG/C into sub-section
    SG/C completed regular season play last week, posting two wins and a loss. There was Samantha Bratland’s no-hit, perfect-game shutout of Southland and a major victory over league-leading Cotter but also a second 1-0 setback against Fillmore Central/Lanesboro. 
  • During a conversation with a local woman who is interested in getting young people to vote and become more involved in the political process, a comment she made stunned me for a moment. She said that the parents of young people today have never seen effective government in action.

  • Memorial Day is a recent, fond memory as June begins. Summer is here… and the first weekend of June kicks it off in style with many events.

  • This past Friday, May 15, I celebrated an auspicious anniversary. It was exactly one year since I had been laid off my job. I had been serving as the marketing specialist for a manufacturing company. It was a good gig. I did product photography, product writing, helped design and layout on-line and print advertising and monitored the company's website.

  • Chatfield High School is proud to announce that it will hold commencement ceremonies for the Chatfield High School Class of 2015 on Sunday, May 31, in the Chatfield High School gymnasium.  Diplomas being awarded to students will provide the doors — or if necessary, the windows – the graduates will need to become successful and happy in their lifelong pursuits.     

  • The Green Team of Fillmore County will host its Memorial Day lunch at Greenleafton Reformed Church on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, in support of the Relay For Life. The team members have all been affected with cancer in some way, some are survivors themselves, so supporting the Relay is important to them.

  • Two one-act productions presented May 22 and 23 at Potter Auditorium

    There are quite a few odd duck characters in the two shows whom they seem to really enjoy,” said Chatfield High School (CHS) spring play director Rachel Schieffelbein. The director and her students are anticipating the upcoming one-act productions of “Any Body for Tea?” and “Please, Don’t Be My Drama Teacher,” set for Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at Potter Auditorium. 

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