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The Chatfield Center for the Arts recently received a new flagpole and American flag from local veterans' organizations. It was dedicated on Veterans Day following a special program honoring the nation’s military serviceman and veterans. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
The Chatfield Center for the Arts recently received a new flagpole and American flag from local veterans' organizations. It was dedicated on Veterans Day following a special program honoring the nation’s military serviceman and veterans. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 8:20 AM

“The Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) is grateful for the donation of the new flag pole and also the new United States flag donated by the Chatfield American Legion and Legion Auxiliary members and the Chatfield Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and VFW Auxiliary members,” stated CCA volunteer Matt Opat, speaking of the flag pole and new flag that now grace the front lawn of the CCA, courtesy of local veterans’ organizations.

  • The 2014-15 boys basketball schedule gets underway this Friday night when the Chatfield Gophers travel to Adams to take on the Southland Rebels.  Last year the team’s opening game was delayed because the team was involved in a state championship run for the Class AA football crown.

     
  • The Salvation Army is searching for groups interested in scheduling time to ring the Red Kettle bells at Sunshine Foods in Chatfield.  

     
  • Chatfield Lions provide literacy tools for students

    “We feel that ‘readers are leaders’,” said Chatfield Lions Club’s Cheryl Jankiewicz last Tuesday, Veterans Day, as she and her fellow Lions Club member, Hanna Elshoff, handed out dictionaries to Chatfield Elementary School third graders. The alphabetized words give students power and the ability to participate in democracy. 

     
  • Chatfield’s school board welcomed one of its new members to its table during the early Nov. 13 meeting, held on Thursday instead of this past Monday, Nov. 17, due to the legal requirement that the general election be canvassed within 10 days. 

     
  • Chatfield’s city council convened last Monday evening, Nov. 10, and the same mayor and council members will continue to serve the Chatfield community as before the election – Russ Smith will continue to preside over the meetings as mayor and councilors Mike Urban and Paul Novotny will remain in their roles, though Novotny was unable to attend the first council meeting of the month. 

     
  • Veterans Day speaker shares how  bullies have waged war in history

    “There are bullies…not just in school, but people who don’t like people, who want to hurt other people who don’t look like them or talk like them,” said Joe Chase, addressing a gathering of Chatfield Elementary School third graders last Tuesday.

     
  • Local veterans honor pioneer soldier on Veterans Day

    “Our presence here is in solemn tribute to William Tucker,” stated Larry Tucker, clad in a Veterans of Foreign Wars uniform and a thick winter coat, standing over the smooth granite stone etched with the name “Tucker.”

     
  • Local veterans donate flag and flagpole to arts center

    “The Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) is grateful for the donation of the new flag pole and also the new United States flag donated by the Chatfield American Legion and Legion Auxiliary members and the Chatfield Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and VFW Auxiliary members,” stated CCA volunteer Matt Opat, speaking of the flag pole and new flag that now grace the front lawn of the CCA, courtesy of local veterans’ organizations.

     
  • Fillmore County Relay for Life held its first committee meeting for the 2015 Relay on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to start organizing the event which will take place on July 10, 2015, in the Chatfield city park, on Main Street.

     
  • Parent Aware is a rating tool used in preschool programs across the state and Chatfield’s program has earned its highest score.

     
  • Chatfield street improvement project  continues as long as weather cooperates

    The street improvement project continues to progress through the fall and encompasses Twiford, St. Albans and Bench streets in Chatfield proper and parts of West Chatfield.

     
  • New stylist joins Shear  Class Hair Design in Chatfield

    “It’s always something I’ve loved to do…my cousin and I grew up doing each other’s hair and makeup at our grandma’s house, and it just followed me, I guess,” said Danielson, Shear Class Hair Design’s newest stylist, recounting how she became interested in cosmetology as a career. 

     
  • Kaase elected sheriff in closest Fillmore County race

    Tom Kaase was elected sheriff in Fillmore County with 51.5 percent of the vote over Brian Miner, the closest race of the three contested county positions.

     
  • Fillmore County’s payment system has ventured into the 21st century, thanks to the addition of credit card machines to the recorder, assessor and auditor-treasurer’s offices.

     
  • Chatfield couple hosting showing of documentary in Harmony for charity

    “Our son, Jake, was the platoon leader for 3rd Platoon, Cougar Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force No Slack, which was involved in Operation Strong Eagle III. Strong Eagle is one of the operations featured in this film,” explained rural Chatfield resident Barb Sass.

     
MNsure opening

Officials are saying the opening weekend of Mnsure went smoothly. Have your experiences been positive or negative?


 

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