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The Jordan Town Hall Committee is excited to hold its second annual potluck gathering at the Stone Barn to raise funds for the hall's restoration.  Rhonda Greenlee, Susan Gossman, Tim Gossman and Kent Dudek have their dishes and tunes ready for a very good evening.      GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
The Jordan Town Hall Committee is excited to hold its second annual potluck gathering at the Stone Barn to raise funds for the hall's restoration. Rhonda Greenlee, Susan Gossman, Tim Gossman and Kent Dudek have their dishes and tunes ready for a very good evening. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Monday, August 24, 2015 6:27 PM
“It’s sort of like a legacy we’ve received.  The people before us took good care of it for a very long time, and now it’s our turn to do that,” said rural Chatfield resident Tim Gossman, surveying recent restoration work done on the Jordan Township Hall located on County 102, just southwest of Chatfield. 
  • Hazard mitigation planning for Fillmore County held in Rushford

    Close to 50 city, township and county volunteers, employees and elected officials converged on the Tri-County Electric Cooperative meeting room in Rushford this past Thursday evening for the initial planning meeting for a new Fillmore County hazard mitigation plan.  

     
  • Love of nature, outdoors drew  new Chatfield teacher to science

    Chatfield High School’s new seventh and eighth grade science teacher, Robert Deering, always loved animals and nature while growing up, so when he decided to become a teacher, science was a natural subject to target. 

     
  • New Chatfield store yet to be  named, but already has customers

    “If you like ‘American Pickers,’ you should find something here,” said Lyndon Kohlmeyer, sorting and tagging items in the “this and that” store that he shares with his mother, Erika, and his brother, Kevin, in downtown Chatfield, now open in the former Flowers Only shop on the west side of Main Street.

     
  • Work progressing on Jordan Township Hall
    “It’s sort of like a legacy we’ve received.  The people before us took good care of it for a very long time, and now it’s our turn to do that,” said rural Chatfield resident Tim Gossman, surveying recent restoration work done on the Jordan Township Hall located on County 102, just southwest of Chatfield.   
  • Sisters excited to go  to Minnesota State Fair

    Megan Hopp and her younger sister, Sarah, did well at the Fillmore County Fair and now they are excited to take part in the Minnesota State Fair, which starts later this week.

     
  • Chatfield School Board calls  for three-question referendum

    The Chatfield School Board voted unanimously Monday, Aug. 17, to pose a three-question referendum to district residents to determine whether the district will increase its operating levy, renovate the high school, and make various repairs and improvements that are on the district’s wish list.

     
  • Renowned folk-rock musician  Al Stewart coming to Chatfield

    Scottish folk-rock musician Al Stewart, who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s, will perform on the Potter Auditorium stage at the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) Saturday, Sept. 19.

     
  • Chief Mosher warns citizens about unusual ‘theft’

    Every year, millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft. According to Ostrander and Fountain Chief of Police Tom Mosher, this type of crime is not only common, but the thief doesn't even need to have possession of the card to charge purchases to the victim's account.      

     
  • Chatfield family rewarded for ‘bottled up’ creativity

    In 2004, Bob Kappers thought that farming just to sell unprocessed milk to a co-op was just plain predictable, rather ordinary and not very enriching — hay in, milk out, hay in, milk out.  Something had to be done. 

     
  • Several residents of Fountain attended the Fountain City Council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6, to voice their opinions on a request for the city to finish developing Elm Street. 
  • One new teacher in the high school, a few staffing adjustments at the elementary school and a late start for all students every Wednesday are among the few changes in the Chatfield school district as staff prepares for Sept. 8 when students return to the halls of the local schools.

     
  • Century-old library gets modern update
      “People have been out front, enjoying a shaded seat while eating a light snack, utilizing our WiFi, or just taking a break,” stated Chatfield Public Library director Monica Erickson.  
  • “Grief is a process a person has to go through while adjusting to the loss of anything or anyone important in one’s life.  The object of grieving is not to get over the loss, but to get through the loss. Grief teaches the person new things about life,” said the Rev. Graciela Jortack, bereavement coordinator of Heartland Hospice in Rochester. 
  • Chatfield city engineer Tom Kellogg sat before the council last Monday, Aug. 10, to update councilors on the proposed purchase of a cover for the wastewater treatment plant’s digester.



     
  • ROCHESTER, Minn.—Westbound motorists on Interstate 90 will encounter brief road closures from 9-11 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13 as crews repair potholes on the bridge over the railroad tracks near the Dresbach Bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 
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