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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
Getting a feel of what it feels like inside the fire truck are, from left, Ava Volker, Amaya Harmening, Ella Eickhoff, Emily Bursheim (hidden), Grace Finley and Claire Siebenaler. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Getting a feel of what it feels like inside the fire truck are, from left, Ava Volker, Amaya Harmening, Ella Eickhoff, Emily Bursheim (hidden), Grace Finley and Claire Siebenaler. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:25 AM

“This is like a squirt-gun that we use when a car is on fire – there’s stuff in this tank that comes out, and it looks like shaving cream,” explained Chatfield firefighter Dan Jaquith, giving Chatfield Elementary School teacher Tracy Raaen’s first graders a tour of the Chatfield Fire Department’s rescue truck.

  • Greenleafton’s public plumbing system inched even closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday. Community wastewater facilitator Sheila Craig shared some housekeeping items for the Greenleafton wastewater project during the Oct. 14 Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting.

     
  • A Relay for Life planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Chatfield VFW Club in Chatfield.

     
  • “Help Our Neighbors (HON) will again be offering a fall leaf rake on Saturday, Oct. 25,” stated HON director Sue Awes, “and this leaf rake is intended to help seniors with fall yard work. It’s going to be done by the Chatfield youth – the Boy Scouts, the Cub Scouts, the Root River Rabbits 4-H and the high school youth.”

     
  • We’ve held storytime on Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for many, many years. Then it switched to 10 a.m. on Fridays. Since attendance was fast dwindling, we decided to try something different during the fall, winter and spring of last year and held it on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the hopes that it would make it easier for working parents to bring their children to the library for storytime. Attendance did not improve.” 
  • Golden Girls era comes to an  end for Chatfield fitness center

    “We lost our place to practice in the old elementary basement this month, so with no other places to practice, we are ending the group,” said Jackie Hrstka of Jackie’s Health and Fitness, whose Golden Girls dancercise class has disbanded after nearly 11 years. “They will start coming to the fitness center to exercise, but I don’t have enough room for class.”

     
  • Chatfield Elementary dedicates  week to bullying prevention programs

    Brian Richards brought an invisible bulldozer to the Chatfield Elementary gym.

     
  • Chatfield first graders have  special visit from firefighters

    “This is like a squirt-gun that we use when a car is on fire – there’s stuff in this tank that comes out, and it looks like shaving cream,” explained Chatfield firefighter Dan Jaquith, giving Chatfield Elementary School teacher Tracy Raaen’s first graders a tour of the Chatfield Fire Department’s rescue truck.

     
  • District House candidates participate in ag forum

    In rural counties and districts like Fillmore County and Houston County, agriculture plays a tremendous influence on daily life.

     
  • Good news continued to come up the pipes for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant near Greenleafton on Tuesday during the regular meeting of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners.

     
  • American Idol finalist is featured  performer of fundraising concert

    Reaching the top eight of American Idol, Bucky Covington toured the country with the Idol tour and has produced two country music albums since then.

     
  • Continued, vexatious problems surrounding Fountain’s new wastewater treatment plant caused the city council to examine its operation contract with PeopleService, Inc., last Thursday evening, following PeopleService operator Dave Gartner’s announcement of his intended departure. This led the council to consider what its options might be to find another operator or contract with another company.  
  • “It’s open to pretty much everyone, but the firemen always keep their act a secret,” said Chatfield firefighter Ryan Priebe, anticipating the upcoming Chatfield Firemen’s Talent Show, set for this Saturday at 7:30 in Potter Auditorium.

     
  • Assembly encourages Chatfield  students to ‘live long and prosper’

    “How many of you are Star Trek fans?” asked 3Screens Productions presenter Eric Lorenz, addressing Chatfield High School’s (CHS) seventh and eighth grade students last Tuesday morning.

     
  • New auto shop  opens in Chatfield

    “I’ve been a car guy pretty much my whole life,” said Cy Kulsrud, the owner of a new repair shop in Chatfield. “I read the magazines, stuff like that. I grew up on a farm and loved helping my dad fix the machinery.”

     
  • “I’m going to be speaking on ‘South Forestville: The Lost Village’,” related area historian and former Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Historic Forestville site supervisor and living history interpreter John Grabko. He will speak during Fillmore County History Center’s (FCHC) annual meeting, on Saturday, Oct. 18, about the boom and bust years that built the village of Forestville and reduced it to the six buildings that MHS now incorporates to show the daily lives of pioneers at the turn of the 20th century.

     
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