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Homecoming week filled with spirit in Chatfield
The homecoming candidates and Lord and Lady pose for a photo before last Monday evening’s coronation ceremony at Chatfield High School. From left are Christian Bance, Shelby Bernard, Tommy Jech, Brook Irish, Dan Narveson, Maddy Kammer, Drew Hurley, Maddie Talamantes, Ben Pierce, Janessa Erding, Alex Bradt, Kirsten Keefe, Chase Bartels and Karen Gomez. SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS
Chatfield's mayor, Russell Smith, and Michael Martin speak during the appreciation celebration at the Chatfield Center for the Arts last Thursday evening.  GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Chatfield's mayor, Russell Smith, and Michael Martin speak during the appreciation celebration at the Chatfield Center for the Arts last Thursday evening. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:07 AM

“Alice the Wise,” also known as Minnesota House Chair of the Investment Committee Alice Hausman, shed tears of excitement as she stood before the people – her fellow legislators and the good citizens of Chatfield last Thursday evening.

  • The acclaimed play, “The Things They Carried” will come to Chatfield on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Potter Auditorium. The play is the stage adaptation of the award-winning book of short stories by Minnesota-born author Tim O’Brien.

     
  • Chatfield’s city council hosted two guests last Monday, Sept. 22, during its regular meeting – John Murphy, a Mayo Clinic public affairs representative speaking about Destination Medical Center (DMC), and Gary Smith, who represented Rochester Area Economic Development and spoke about Journey to Growth.

     
  • New early childhood teacher  thrilled to be at Chatfield school

    Brittney Klug’s choice of professions was influenced greatly by her own teachers as she progressed from kindergarten through college. As the new early childhood teacher at Chatfield Elementary, she reflects back on some of those experiences and notes that the good and the bad played a part in the teacher she is today.

     
  • Weed trimmer motor adds power  to Chatfield youth’s 4-H project

     “The motor is from a weed-eater, so I call it the Weed Whacker Bike 5000,” explained Bennett, son of Andy and Nora Gathje.

     
  • Chatfield Center for the Arts celebrates funding, reveals plans for first phase of improvements

    “Alice the Wise,” also known as Minnesota House Chair of the Investment Committee Alice Hausman, shed tears of excitement as she stood before the people – her fellow legislators and the good citizens of Chatfield last Thursday evening.

     
  • A Chatfield home and Wykoff farm will be just two stops on the National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots renewable energy event, slated for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour is being hosted in partnership with Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) and American Solar Energy Society (ASES).

     
  • Greater Than Minnesota program to strengthen  childcare options in Fillmore, Houston counties

    Tuesday, Sept. 16, saw a number of childcare providers, educational staff and others concerned about the subject of childcare gathering at the F&M Community Bank in Preston for a town hall meeting for Greater Than Minnesota. Participants came from both Fillmore and Houston counties to hear from First Children's Finance regional director Heidi Hagel Braid.

     
  • The Greenleafton wastewater treatment system is now ready to be built, thanks to a royal flush of motions passed by the Fillmore County board of commissioners during the Sept. 23 meeting.    

     
  • Community continues to support  weekend food program for students

    Going back to school may mean area students are treated to the only solid meals they may get each day. Some of these students may have spent the summer with growling stomachs and now, even though they eat well during the school week, some may wonder what they’ll eat once Friday rolls around.

     
  • As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things one can do to improve health. It can lower one’s risk for many health problems that may come with getting older.

     
  • Habitat for Humanity steering committee  searching for project as fundraising continues

    “What we want people to know most about Habitat for Humanity is this: Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical grassroots Christian ministry. Our primary goal is to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness by partnering with community members to construct simple, decent and affordable homes or repair existing homes,” explained Julie Young, chairman of Chatfield’s Habitat for Humanity steering committee.

     
  • Flower arrangements now available  in Country Roads Crafts and Gifts

    “Hopefully, I can turn this into something more than it is now,” said Chatfield’s newest flower arranger.

     
  • “New this year, we have pedal tractors donated from local implement dealers and we will be setting up a course for kids to ride the pedal tractors through,” explained Chatfield FFA advisor Stacy Fritz.

     
  • “Thanks” was the word of the evening at the Chatfield School Board meeting held on Monday, Sept. 15, as both principals and the superintendent expressed their appreciation to the staff for making the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year a successful one.

     
  • New Relay for Life chairmen excited to kick off event planning

    “My first Relay I participated in was the 2009 Relay (For Life) in Decorah with my husband’s family because my mother-in-law was just diagnosed with esophageal cancer,” explained Kirchner. “We didn’t walk any years after, and last winter, Deb and I were talking at the gym and she mentioned that she had been asked if she would like to help organize the walk here in Chatfield. She asked if we would help, and of course we — my husband and I — said yes.”

     
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