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The Rev. Mark Docken shows the architect's drawing of the Chatfield Lutheran Church expansion project.  The sanctuary, narthex and basement fellowship hall will be overhauled during the process.  GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
The Rev. Mark Docken shows the architect's drawing of the Chatfield Lutheran Church expansion project. The sanctuary, narthex and basement fellowship hall will be overhauled during the process. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 9:32 AM
“Rooted in Christ, Growing in Faith and Building to Serve” is the official theme of the capital campaign for the expansion project of Chatfield Lutheran Church.

  • The Fillmore County board listened to a presentation by Peter Lindstrom during the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. Lindstrom serves as the local government outreach coordinator for the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERT) from the University of Minnesota. 

  • Fillmore County employees  recognized for years of service
    Fillmore County’s board of commissioners recognized the years of service contributed to the county’s operations by its employees during a special reception held following the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. 

  • Chatfield students taking fun steps to literacy
    One hundred steps to literacy:  Begin with hungry hippos and family feuds.

  • Chatfield Lutheran Church expanding
    “Rooted in Christ, Growing in Faith and Building to Serve” is the official theme of the capital campaign for the expansion project of Chatfield Lutheran Church.

  • In less than a month, persons who are customers of Tri-County Electric Cooperative based in Rushford and Hawkeye REC of Cresco, Iowa, will be asked to vote to combine the two organizations. Every member of the two electrical cooperatives will be mailed a ballot in March concerning the proposed consolidation.  

  • Historic Bluff Country, Inc., is once again experiencing a financial setback after discovering a former director allegedly took money from the organization. Charges have been filed in Fillmore County District Court against Trisha Ann Parrish of Rushford. She faces felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $10,500 from the organization she was entrusted to lead.

  • Sideways snow didn’t stop Fillmore County’s commissioners from convening for the Feb. 2 county board meeting, though the legislative priorities portion of the meeting was postponed due to the weather. Rep. Greg Davids and Sen. Jeremy Miller had been invited to hear the county’s wish list for the coming year, but they will attend a future meeting to take care of that piece of business.

  • “The theme of this year’s Relay is ‘Paint Your World Purple,’ and this is also the national theme.  We plan to flood the park and town in purple as we get closer to the date,” stated Fillmore County Relay for Life co-organizer Deb Jorgenson, anticipating the second all-night party in Chatfield’s City Park this coming Friday, July 8, to Saturday, July 9, that’s meant to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  

  • Chatfield teams top regional Knowledge Bowl competition

    Chatfield teams took first and second place in the 2015-16 Region 1AA Junior High Knowledge Bowl Jan. 20 at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester.

  • Chatfield’s Golden Girls back in action

    Jackie Hrstka’s Golden Girls are back together again, according to the Chatfield fitness center proprietor and Golden Girls coach who is glad to welcome her senior friends back to their dancing ways at Jackie’s Health and Fitness after a year’s sabbatical due to lack of a place to practice their very jazzy moves.

  • New fire chief likes to help people

    “I just wanted to help people.  I like to help people,” said new Chatfield Fire Chief Ryan Priebe, anticipating his role as the man in charge of the local volunteer fire department.  

  • New member joins EDA,  which considers CCA items

    Chatfield’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) welcomed a new member during its Jan. 28 meeting.  E.B. Allen, co-proprietor of Cabin Coffee, joined the EDA and was given a primer on the various projects in motion throughout Chatfield.  

  • Swimming was a topic of discussion even as Chatfield’s City Council met on a snowy evening last Monday, Jan. 25, for its second meeting of the year.  

  • The non-Amish community has been reaching out to Amish neighbors near Canton since Jan. 11, when a fire destroyed not only a home but is presumed to have taken the lives of two Amish men – Yost Hershberger, 58, and his son, Benjamin Hershberger, 18.

  • News Leader, co-owner win awards  in Minnesota Better Newspaper Contest

    The Fillmore County News Leader and Bluff Country Newspaper Group co-owner David Phillips were recognized last week for excellence during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s (MNA) annual convention. 

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