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Steve Bailey and Bill Bailey are proud to be the 2015 recipients of the state Tree Farmer of the Year Award.  GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Steve Bailey and Bill Bailey are proud to be the 2015 recipients of the state Tree Farmer of the Year Award. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:39 AM

“By tweaking Mother Nature a little bit, you get more volume,” said Steve Bailey. “Cutting of trees is not a bad thing.  A young, healthy, growing tree takes 70 percent more of the pollutants out of the environment than an older tree.” 

  • The 2015 Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Forestry Field Day is set for Wednesday, July 29, at Chatfield’s Fish & Game Club. 

     
  • Fountain’s city council convened for its July meeting, dealing with water tower repairs, bus routes and benefit runs.

     
  • Chatfield area brothers named  Minnesota Tree Farmers of Year

    “By tweaking Mother Nature a little bit, you get more volume,” said Steve Bailey. “Cutting of trees is not a bad thing.  A young, healthy, growing tree takes 70 percent more of the pollutants out of the environment than an older tree.” 

     
  •  “It’s time.  Things are changing, and I’m ready.  My Rule of 90 came up, so I thought it would be a nice time for me to leave the job to somebody else to take over and do,” said Chatfield’s supervisor of city maintenance. Tony Lammers is retiring after 31 years of service because he’s eligible to do so.  “I absolutely love this job, but life goes on and things move forward.” 

     
  • Ginny Kremer has donated much  to Red Cross Bloodmobile drives
    “Bill and I got home from the service in late 1945 and were asked right away to join the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary. We’ve been members since 1946,” said Kremer, who is still active in the Chatfield American Legion Post 197 Auxiliary. She has offered a lending hand with “a lot of” Auxiliary activities, including the canteen served at Red Cross Bloodmobile blood drives such as the one held this past Thursday, July 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. She’s been keeping cookies, cake and crackers ready for those in the community who have donated their plasma, platelets and cells. 
  • Chatfield’s city council is once again in negotiations for a new supervisor of city maintenance — Brian Burkholder — as it had offered the position to Brad Boice, who ultimately decided to remain in his position with the city of Eyota. 

     
  • Young 4-Hers gearing up for the fair

    “I’ve always done the fashion revue, beef and sheep,” said 9-year-old Root River Rabbit 4-H member Grace Boelter, who’s proud of her entries at the Fillmore County Fair this week, July 21 through July 25.  “I’m taking this welcome mat that I repainted, I’m doing fashion revue and gardening.  Last year, I made a scarf. I bring a miniature garden every year. I usually do vegetables and I made a cake.” 



     
  • Motorists about four miles south of Chatfield on Highway 52 will encounter short traffic delays as Minnesota Department of Transportation crews complete concrete work on bridge joints.

     
  • Fillmore County commissioners hear  from community corrections manager
    Fillmore County’s commissioners heard a request from Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted (DFO) Community Corrections program manager Alex Bunger during their regular meeting Tuesday, July 14, for a proclamation to be made declaring July 12 through July 18 as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week. 
  • Fillmore County History Center opens ‘Coming of Age: 1968’ exhibit
     “I’d forgotten how we changed in one single year,” commented a visitor to the Fillmore County History Center’s (FCHC) “Coming of Age: 1968” exhibit grand opening dance party held last Thursday, July 9.   
  • Generosity shines at Fillmore County Relay for Life

    “‘Cancer’ used to be a word I didn’t want to say,” stated Chatfield resident Michelle Pederson, addressing the gathering at the 2015 Fillmore County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Survivor and Caregiver Tea Friday evening, July 10, held in Chatfield’s city park and the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA).  “But once I had cancer, I found that some good can actually come out of it – there is the kindness and generosity extended to me and my family, unexpected blessings….”

     
  • Darlene Johnson benefit to be held Aug. 1

    Last fall Darlene Johnson of Chatfield wasn't feeling well. So she went to the doctor for a checkup. What she learned from the checkup was sobering news, not only for herself, but also for her husband Steve, her three children and many friends and relatives.



     
  •  “This is a tough decision with far-reaching implications,” stated Chatfield Mayor Russ Smith, during a special meeting held last Monday evening to address the matter of who will become Chatfield’s new city maintenance supervisor. 
  • The Chatfield EDA approved a request from the Chatfield Center for the Arts Advisory Committee to rezone the former school property from R-1 (low density residential) to B-1 (general commercial). This change would be in line with the city’s comprehensive plan, which shows the property’s land use as general commercial. 
  • Loretta Olivier named Western  Days parade grand marshal
     “I think it will be exciting getting to be in the spotlight and representing the Chatfield Saddle Club.  I’m honored they picked me and Whinnie,” said rural Chatfield resident Olivier. She will ride her 5-year-old horse Whinnie at the front of the Chatfield Western Days grand parade, serving as grand marshal. 
Fair Season

It is officially fair season! Have you been to a county fair yet this year?


 

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