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Mariya Maragos as Cinderella and Tyler Simpson as Prince Christopher rehearse their first dance together as they prepare for Wits’ End Theatre’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella," set to take the stage this weekend.  GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Mariya Maragos as Cinderella and Tyler Simpson as Prince Christopher rehearse their first dance together as they prepare for Wits’ End Theatre’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella," set to take the stage this weekend. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:33 AM

“Our Cinderella is not as wimpy as the Disney Cinderella,” said Wits’ End Theatre (WET) production manager Joan Verdegan, awaiting the opening night of WET’s Western Days production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

  • New Chatfield priest looking forward  to forming relationships in community

    “There are practical ways to live out your faith,” stated Thompson, the new priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, He has recently been watching a series on practical faith on YouTube, just one of the ways he learns and shares his message of God’s grace with the parishioners he serves at each appointment.

     
  • New deputy clerk ready  to utilize skills at city hall

    “One of the things they told me in my interview was that I have a nice smile. I am a people person and I believe that ‘service with a smile’ can go a long way even when somebody’s mad and yelling at you,” said Chatfield’s new deputy clerk, Beth Carlson.

     
  • “This is an unprecedented opportunity to help shape the future of the entire area, both physically and otherwise,” said Joel Young, Chatfield’s city clerk. “While there have been opportunities for certain government and civic leaders to work with each other in the past, this is one of the most significant opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved.”



     
  • Western Days ‘Cinderella’ features a bit of ‘girl power’

    “Our Cinderella is not as wimpy as the Disney Cinderella,” said Wits’ End Theatre (WET) production manager Joan Verdegan, awaiting the opening night of WET’s Western Days production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

     
  • Chatfield’s school board hosted Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) north cluster director Nick Duchateau during its July meeting held last Monday, July 20.

     
  • The 2015 Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Forestry Field Day is set for Wednesday, July 29, at Chatfield’s Fish & Game Club. 

     
  • Fountain’s city council convened for its July meeting, dealing with water tower repairs, bus routes and benefit runs.

     
  • Chatfield area brothers named  Minnesota Tree Farmers of Year

    “By tweaking Mother Nature a little bit, you get more volume,” said Steve Bailey. “Cutting of trees is not a bad thing.  A young, healthy, growing tree takes 70 percent more of the pollutants out of the environment than an older tree.” 

     
  •  “It’s time.  Things are changing, and I’m ready.  My Rule of 90 came up, so I thought it would be a nice time for me to leave the job to somebody else to take over and do,” said Chatfield’s supervisor of city maintenance. Tony Lammers is retiring after 31 years of service because he’s eligible to do so.  “I absolutely love this job, but life goes on and things move forward.” 

     
  • Ginny Kremer has donated much  to Red Cross Bloodmobile drives
    “Bill and I got home from the service in late 1945 and were asked right away to join the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary. We’ve been members since 1946,” said Kremer, who is still active in the Chatfield American Legion Post 197 Auxiliary. She has offered a lending hand with “a lot of” Auxiliary activities, including the canteen served at Red Cross Bloodmobile blood drives such as the one held this past Thursday, July 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. She’s been keeping cookies, cake and crackers ready for those in the community who have donated their plasma, platelets and cells. 
  • Chatfield’s city council is once again in negotiations for a new supervisor of city maintenance — Brian Burkholder — as it had offered the position to Brad Boice, who ultimately decided to remain in his position with the city of Eyota. 

     
  • Young 4-Hers gearing up for the fair

    “I’ve always done the fashion revue, beef and sheep,” said 9-year-old Root River Rabbit 4-H member Grace Boelter, who’s proud of her entries at the Fillmore County Fair this week, July 21 through July 25.  “I’m taking this welcome mat that I repainted, I’m doing fashion revue and gardening.  Last year, I made a scarf. I bring a miniature garden every year. I usually do vegetables and I made a cake.” 



     
  • Motorists about four miles south of Chatfield on Highway 52 will encounter short traffic delays as Minnesota Department of Transportation crews complete concrete work on bridge joints.

     
  • Fillmore County commissioners hear  from community corrections manager
    Fillmore County’s commissioners heard a request from Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted (DFO) Community Corrections program manager Alex Bunger during their regular meeting Tuesday, July 14, for a proclamation to be made declaring July 12 through July 18 as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week. 
  • Fillmore County History Center opens ‘Coming of Age: 1968’ exhibit
     “I’d forgotten how we changed in one single year,” commented a visitor to the Fillmore County History Center’s (FCHC) “Coming of Age: 1968” exhibit grand opening dance party held last Thursday, July 9.   
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