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Chatfield High School FFA members Peyton Guenther, Jacob Fenske, Jessica Fenske, Abby Hopp and Alex Coe will all be showing animals at the Minnesota State Fair. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Chatfield High School FFA members Peyton Guenther, Jacob Fenske, Jessica Fenske, Abby Hopp and Alex Coe will all be showing animals at the Minnesota State Fair. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:48 PM

Chatfield FFA members Abby Hopp, Jessica Fenske, Jacob Fenske, Alex Coe and Peyton Guenther will be headed to the Minnesota State Fair next weekend with their animals.          

  • Fillmore County highway engineer Ron Gregg presented the final draft of the new official Fillmore County highway map during the Sept. 1 commissioners’ meeting. The map has been in the works for most of 2015, and Gregg was pleased to be able to ask for its printing. 
  • Chatfield’s heritage is an opportunity for yesterday’s ideas to become today’s town-wide fun.

     
  • ‘Way of the sword,’ women’s defense  now offered at local martial arts school

    “It is haidong gumdo, or ‘the way of the sword,’” said Shawn Yennie, of Yennie Martial Arts, who has begun to study the ancient Korean art of haidong gumdo so that he can teach it to others who attend his martial arts schools in Chatfield and Spring Valley. 

     
  • Poster commemorates Chatfield’s 2013-14 championship wrestling team

    “I called Joe shortly after the football poster was revealed because my mom said I should ask about a wrestling one,” said 2015 Chatfield graduate Jared Goldsmith. His call paid off as Chatfield artist Joe Chase recently completed the 2013-2014 Chatfield High School championship wrestling team poster that will soon be used to raise funds for the school’s wrestling program, just like the football poster Chase had drawn of the Chatfield High School state championship football team was made to support the football program.   

     
  • Steve’s Auto Care makes move to larger quarters

    “There’s more room here – I have two more hoists, and I have more room for the bike shop,” said Huper, proprietor of Steve’s Auto Care, which recently relocated from 441 N. Main Street, or Highway 52, to the former Magnum Sports building on Highway 30, just off Highway 52 in Chatfield. 

     
  • Chatfield FFA members also  heading to Minnesota State Fair

    Chatfield FFA members Abby Hopp, Jessica Fenske, Jacob Fenske, Alex Coe and Peyton Guenther will be headed to the Minnesota State Fair next weekend with their animals.          

     
  • Chatfield council adjusts pay grid for city employees

    Chatfield City Council reviewed the city employees’ pay grid during the Aug. 24 council meeting, as City Clerk Joel Young reported that the city’s pay grid had fallen behind by 9 percent.

     
  • Note: Story updated Tuesday at 8 p.m. with the name of deceased. 
  • Winona area woman to serve  as district judge in Caledonia

    Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Carmaine M. Sturino as district court judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District to replace the Honorable James A. Fabian with chambers at Caledonia in Houston County.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners started their day on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with a visit from Chuck Schwartau of the University of Minnesota Extension Services. Schwartau was pleased to report the county will soon have a half-time ag educator available, effective Sept. 8.

     
  • 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.

     
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