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Chatfield graduates celebrate
2015 Chatfield High School graduates performed the traditional hat toss at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony held this past weekend. SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 7:36 AM

The ever-growing emerald ash borer problem was the topic of discussion during the May 26 Chatfield City Council meeting as the council brought up the matter of the invasion of the emerald ash borer causing Fillmore County to be declared part of a quarantined area.  Councilors Paul Novotny and Dave Frank were absent from the meeting, as was city attorney Fred Suhler, Jr. The quorum – comprised of council members Mike Urban, Ken Jacobson, Robert Pederson and Mayor Russ Smith – proceeded to handle the week’s business, including how and what trees are disposed of at the city’s brush dump.

  • “Fillmore County is our nice quiet patch,” said R. Ross Reichard, M.D., from the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner Office.

     
  • The Chatfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) recommended approval of a revolving loan fund for Steve's Auto Care during their Thursday, May 28, meeting. The loan request, made by Steven Huper, owner of Steve's Auto Care, was for $21,000.

     
  • Sometimes timing is everything….like with the improvement project currently being conducted on the front entrance of Chatfield’s Carnegie Library.

     
  • The ever-growing emerald ash borer problem was the topic of discussion during the May 26 Chatfield City Council meeting as the council brought up the matter of the invasion of the emerald ash borer causing Fillmore County to be declared part of a quarantined area.  Councilors Paul Novotny and Dave Frank were absent from the meeting, as was city attorney Fred Suhler, Jr. The quorum – comprised of council members Mike Urban, Ken Jacobson, Robert Pederson and Mayor Russ Smith – proceeded to handle the week’s business, including how and what trees are disposed of at the city’s brush dump.

     
  • Joe Chase provides inspirational message during Chatfield’s Memorial Day program

    “I was looking for inspiration, so I did what made the most sense. I went to the Silver Grille Café,” quipped Joe Chase, addressing the gathering of Memorial Day observers filling Potter Auditorium on Monday, May 25. “And the Silver Grille regulars were there having coffee, including Leo Hughes.  For more than 50 years, Leo’s generation has been telling my generation what to do and what we need to know today, starting with ‘Get a haircut.’  But what I needed to know that day is what you kids sitting here in the high school band need to know.”

     
  • The students are what she’ll miss the most
    “I’ll miss the amazing kids that have had passion to learn,” noted Linda Ganyo. “Most had never touched a sewing machine. But they learned how to sew something usable, write a check, compare and shop during the consumerism part of the class. Some of them have even gone on to develop a passion for cooking that has them training to be chefs,” said the retiring family and consumer sciences (FACS) instructor.  
  • Expansion project keeps E-Z Fabricating here

    “We were looking, but we wanted to stay here. We couldn’t find a spot, but we were already leasing this building from Tuohy Furniture for about five to six years. We had already done two additions to this building even though we didn’t own it,” stated Todd Klees of the recently relocated E-Z Fabricating. Chatfield’s welding and fabrication shop started out in half a building on Highway 52. They have outgrown their original home.

     
  • Spring Grove School Board member  to run for Minnesota House in District 28B

    Thomas Trehus, Spring Grove School Board member and fifth generation Houston County resident, announced he will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners heard several reports throughout their board meeting on Tuesday, May 26. First, they received a biannual report from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) risk management consultant Robert Goede before moving on to reports from several county departments. 

     
  • Yost J. Hershberger, 23, of Decorah, died Thursday afternoon after becoming trapped between a logging trailer and a large truck in rural Mabel.

     
  • Warm, sunny weather needed for area farmers

    Warm, sunny weather is what most residents living in southeast Minnesota are clamoring for. And that certainly includes area farmers. While much of the state came into the 2015 planting season in a moderate to severe drought status, this corner of the state received enough precipitation last fall and winter to place us in the “adequate” classification when the spring reports were released. With the copious amounts of liquid from the sky that we received during the past six weeks, southeast Minnesota's soil moisture is now rated as normal to surplus.

     
  • The Chatfield High School STEM Club went to the Limb Lab on May 13 after school to do some career exploration in science, technology, engineering and math-related (STEM) fields. This  is one of the goals of STEM Club, explained Chatfield High School STEM Club advisor Nora Gathje, recounting her students’ experiences at the prosthetics lab on Broadway in Rochester.  

     
  • CVSL Founders celebrate 40 years of service

    “The Founders’ Committee is like the ladies’ auxiliary of the care center,” said Chosen Valley Senior Living (CVSL) activities director Kate Winter Glor. “There’s always 12 members, and Mary Keefe is a retired original member who was with the Founders in 1975.  She recently stepped down from being active on the board, and her daughter joined.”

     
  • Chatfield swimming pool to open June 4

    I love the atmosphere at the pool.  The patrons and staff are very enjoyable and make it fun managing the pool,” said Chatfield municipal pool manager Michelle Olig, who knows that summertime’s better down where it’s wetter, even though Chatfield is miles and miles away from the sea. 

     
  • Chatfield’s elementary and high school students may now be able to check out e-books on their iPads and netbooks, thanks to a provision in the school libraries’ budgets for the addition of downloadable materials to the schools’ collections. 

     
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