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Kent Dudek stands in the prairie plot he planted near the Fish and Game Club's entrance. The plot is blooming with native plant species, but Dudek noted that it takes work to keep out the real weeds that people often mistake for common grasses and flowers. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Kent Dudek stands in the prairie plot he planted near the Fish and Game Club's entrance. The plot is blooming with native plant species, but Dudek noted that it takes work to keep out the real weeds that people often mistake for common grasses and flowers. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:05 AM
“There are black-eyed Susans, cup plants that hold water in the leaf and stem so that birds and insects use them for getting water, indigo, compass plant – the leaves and stem have a resin that the Indians and settlers used as gum, lead plant, purple coneflower, foxglove beardtongues, five to six different kinds of asters, at least a hundred different species of prairie plants,” said Dudek, standing alongside the road near the entrance to the Chatfield Fish and Game Club, admiring the hillside plot he’s cultivated in native prairie flowers and grasses.
  • History center releases book, plans  celebration in honor of 80th birthday
    “There’s all sorts of crazy stuff that went on in Fillmore County,” related Debra Richardson, Fillmore County History (FCHC) Center’s executive director, speaking of the characters and developments of the county’s history, as chronicled in her book, “It Happened in 1934!” 
  • Every year, fairgoers expect a vast variety of activities and special events to look forward to. Sheep, dairy and other livestock shows, a demolition derby, bull riding and a great deal more are offered during the Fillmore County Fair. 
  • The Chatfield Commercial Club is doing some sweet fundraising on Sunday, Aug. 10, during its annual pancake breakfast and bake sale at the Chatfield fire hall. 
  • Chatfield man maintains prairie  plot to support natural habitat
    “There are black-eyed Susans, cup plants that hold water in the leaf and stem so that birds and insects use them for getting water, indigo, compass plant – the leaves and stem have a resin that the Indians and settlers used as gum, lead plant, purple coneflower, foxglove beardtongues, five to six different kinds of asters, at least a hundred different species of prairie plants,” said Dudek, standing alongside the road near the entrance to the Chatfield Fish and Game Club, admiring the hillside plot he’s cultivated in native prairie flowers and grasses. 
  • The July Chatfield School Board of Directors meeting was less than 20 minutes long, thanks to the reprieve summer gives to staff and administration. However, the board did hear reports and updates from the superintendent and the high school principal and handled some housekeeping matters. 
  • Local option sales tax was the topic of great interest during the July 22 Fillmore County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, as highway engineer Ronald Gregg presented a prioritized list of roads and bridges that could be repaired if a half-cent tax were to be incurred for the next eight years. 
  • The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) announced that F&M Community Bank of Chatfield and Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) have been selected as one of six Strong Communities Award finalists vying for the opportunity to receive $15,000. 
  • Water aerobic classes continue  through summer at Chatfield pool
    Summertime provides a chance to be buoyant and aerobic, to defy the gravity of the situation. Area residents take advantage of that opportunity through water aerobics classes offered at the Chatfield swimming pool, three times a week during the summer. 
  • Minnesota storyteller shares  tales with Chatfield readers
    Oh “deer!” One mama’s stinky wish frightens her fawns. The tale of the bear tail ends in something not so fishy and the boy’s spotty secret is scaring the giants! 
  • Chatfield’s city council convened last Monday, July 14, and authorized the sale of $1.725 million in general obligation bonds in a competitive sale to finance the 2014 street improvement project. The project includes Bench and Twiford streets, as well as Pine in West Chatfield. 
  • The League of Minnesota Cities has honored State Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, with its 2014 “Legislator of Distinction” award. 
  • Local residents join forces to save Jordan Township Hall
    A group of local citizens is looking at options for fundraising to cover construction costs to renovate the Jordan Township Hall. 
  • Cancer Survivors share lessons learned during Relay For Life opening events

    As hundreds of Fillmore County residents came together in Harmony last week for the annual Relay for Life, there were moments of remembrance, recognitions of caring, celebrations of life and determinations to fight back against cancer.

     
  • Local farm hosting artist retreat this weekend

    DreamAcres farm near Wykoff will be the setting for something very special this weekend. A dance group, Thunderground, will be hosting a performance of an original dance and a master class in dance as part of an Open Space artist retreat.

     
  • Chatfield summer rec program helps  build base for future trap shooting team

    The Chatfield Community Education program has been offering a six-week trap shooting course for youth in grades seven through 12 this summer. The students, who must first complete a gun safety course, meet at the Chatfield Fish and Game Club on Thursday evenings.

     
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