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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9:28 AM

Chatfield’s school board met Aug. 18 to gear up for the new school year, dealing with changes in the Legislature regarding how the board is allowed to handle some of its per-pupil referendum authority. 

  • “By serving our communities, we live up to our VFW constitution and provide valuable service to many areas of our community.  We can’t conduct our programs without our members who generously contribute their time and talents,” stated Chatfield Kelsey-Giese Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6913 auxiliary member Julie Lange, sharing the 2013-2014 national recognition award the post received for its volunteer work done in the past year. 

  • “I want to spark an interest in them for a future career,” said Chatfield High School’s new agricultural education instructor, anticipating his work with eighth and ninth grade engineering and 11th and 12th grade civil engineering and economics students.

  • New kindergarten teacher  always knew she would teach
    “I fell in love with early childhood during my college years at Winona State University (WSU). While student teaching, I was placed in a third grade classroom and instantly fell in love with them as well. The hardest question I’ve been asked since graduation is, ‘What grade do you want to teach?’ I’ve never known how to answer that…only that I know I’m meant to be a teacher.  
  • Long-term art sub enjoys  sharing knowledge with others

    Abigail Potter has transitioned back to her original passion of teaching, something she knew at 8 years old.

  • “It’s being held as a fall fundraiser for the golf course, as well as a fundraiser for the athletic and music departments here at Chatfield High School…I was approached three years ago about helping out and running a four-person golf tournament in the fall, and I said ‘yes.’  The name came easy to me – ‘Doc Skaug Tournament,’” said Brian Baum, one of the organizers of the upcoming golf tournament named for the late Dr. Harold M. Skaug. 
  • Chatfield’s school board met Aug. 18 to gear up for the new school year, dealing with changes in the Legislature regarding how the board is allowed to handle some of its per-pupil referendum authority. 

  • Chatfield’s city council welcomed David Drown, of David Drown & Associates, to its Aug. 11 meeting.  Drown appeared before the council to inform the members of the sale of general obligation bonds for the street improvement project on Bench, Twiford, St. Albans in Chatfield proper and Pine in West Chatfield.

  • Fillmore County Republican Chairman Doug Baker of Lanesboro is expressing frustration about the party’s plea to endorse First District congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn, who won the primary election.

  • Voters in the Chatfield area will see only incumbents on their ballots for mayor and city council members in November, but two new individuals are filing for a seat on the Chatfield School Board.

  • Counseling services organization makes its way to Fillmore County

    Substance abuse is a real issue all over the world, Including Fillmore County. Sadly, it is also true that getting addicted to substances is a whole lot easier than getting out of using them.

  • Chatfield librarians Monica Erickson and Christy Hyke were given the task of judging the first-in-a-long-time Western Days Business Decorating Contest. In an effort to put a little more “western” in Western Days, the Chatfield Commercial Club put up $50 of Chatfield Dollars to be awarded to the “best dressed business.”

  • Chatfield woman gets ready to take dream  journey to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind

     “I’m the club’s ‘tail-twister,’ so it’s my job to come up with ridiculous reasons for members to have to give me money for the club,” said Chatfield Lions Club member Elshoff.

  • Chatfield youth going to state fair  with poster project on trap shooting

    “I did some research on the history of how a trap shooting meet works and I put up a couple pictures of me shooting and some old pictures,” Luke said.

  • This year the Chatfield Lions Club Western Day Hog Raffle was a huge success. It was the top fundraising year ever.

  • The new Chatfield school year is rolling up to the bus stop, complete with a party of new teachers, shiny new classes and lots of resolutions for learning.

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