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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith listened while Ray Ricketts, far right, of Trout Unlimited, explained some of the facets of the stream habitat improvement project on Trout Run Creek near Troy. Shown from left, are Smith, State Sen. Matt Schmidt of Red Wing, Jim Clark of Trout Unlimited, Trout Unlimited executive director John Lenczewski and Ricketts. CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith listened while Ray Ricketts, far right, of Trout Unlimited, explained some of the facets of the stream habitat improvement project on Trout Run Creek near Troy. Shown from left, are Smith, State Sen. Matt Schmidt of Red Wing, Jim Clark of Trout Unlimited, Trout Unlimited executive director John Lenczewski and Ricketts. CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:20 AM

The parking lot at Dogpatch, located between Chatfield and Rushford in the small community of Troy, was filled with pickups, SUVs and other “official looking” vehicles Friday afternoon. A large contingency of government officials, including Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, had converged on the quiet rural setting to get a closer look at state dollars in action.

  • New Flood Insurance Rate Maps will receive public input; may mean changes

    The creation and future implementation of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in Fillmore County has raised concerns for a number of business owners and individuals, both in the country and in cities.



     
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking volunteers for its citizen stream monitoring programs with three sites in the Chatfield area labeled high priority.

     
  • Beautiful weather graced the 28th annual Chatfield Trout Classic

    Warm, sunny weather ushered in the 28th annual Chatfield Trout Classic and the opening of the 2015 trout season on Saturday.  This event is sponsored by the Chatfield Fire Department and has been held continuously, in conjunction with a pancake breakfast, since 1987.  

     
  • Priebe family attends National Walk for Epilepsy April 11 in Washington, D.C.

    Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN), announced that the Priebe family from Chatfield, was awarded a sponsorship to attend the Epilepsy Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy® in Washington, D.C., on April 11.

     
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church’s annual  auction will be held Sunday, May 3

    “The auction is definitely a group effort.  Members of the congregation bring in baskets, donate food, and of course, bid on the baskets.  Many volunteers help to wrap and number baskets and organize donations.  The parents of the schoolchildren, as well as the students themselves, and our school board help to serve in the kitchen,” said St. Paul Lutheran School teacher Shawn Reps. He’s anticipating the school’s sixth annual basket and baked goods auction slated for Sunday, May 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield. 

     
  • Residents learn more about Alzheimer’s disease during workshop held April 14

    “Someone here said to me that they were really nervous about coming in,” said Alzheimer’s Association education manager Marsha Berry. “They didn’t want to find out that they have Alzheimer’s. But the importance of early detection is that you’re able to plan.” Berry addressed a gathering of senior citizens at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Chatfield on April 14. The group had come to the Help Our Neighbors (HON) workshop to learn about the signs and onset of Alzheimer’s disease, an affliction that “takes your ‘self’ away.”  

     
  • Chatfield’s city council convened last Monday, April 13, to review its audit report, meet its new city engineer and hear about grants for improvements to commercial properties throughout town. 

     
  • The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Chatfield on May 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Chatfield High School.

     
  • “It has been said that ‘music not only gathers the people, but also pleases God’,” said Simpson. “It is Chatfield United Methodist Church’s (CUMC) hope that through this time of music, we will be united by the mutual bonds of our faith. We’re hosting our second annual community spring hymn sing on Sunday, May 3, and we hope that plenty of people attend.” 

     
  • Lt. Gov. Tina Smith gets early jump on trout opener

    The parking lot at Dogpatch, located between Chatfield and Rushford in the small community of Troy, was filled with pickups, SUVs and other “official looking” vehicles Friday afternoon. A large contingency of government officials, including Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, had converged on the quiet rural setting to get a closer look at state dollars in action.

     
  • The Fillmore County Unit of Townships gathered on Tuesday, April 7, at the Preston Servicemen's Club for its annual meeting. Out of the 23 townships in Fillmore County, 17 were in attendance, along with the county department heads and county commissioners.

     
  • Volunteering to help make every child a successful reader is goal

    Tyler Simpson has volunteered to make a difference through AmeriCorps and the Minnesota Reading Corps Program.

     
  • Bells toll at history center, marking 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War

    A lot can happen in 150 years. So much so that people don't really understand what life was like that many years ago. However, occasionally, it is a key point in history that determined the course of a nation. One such moment that cities, towns and schoolhouses all over the country marked on April 9 took place in 1865 at Appomattox, Va.

     
  • The Fillmore County Unit of Townships gathered on Tuesday, April 7, at the Preston Servicemen's Club for its annual meeting. Out of the 23 townships in Fillmore County, 17 were in attendance, along with the county department heads and county commissioners.

     
  • DARE graduation held last week

    “If your son or daughter is asking questions about what they learned from the DARE program, it starts a dialog about the decisions these kids face,” said the Chatfield Police Department officer. Miliander was addressing parents last Thursday afternoon at Chatfield Elementary School as their sixth grade children received their Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education (DARE) certificates. 

     
Minnesota Gas Tax

Should Minnesota look to a gas tax to help fund the state’s road and bridge construction?



 

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