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Jim Amundson is seated on his 1973 Ski-Whiz, which won the Vintage Snowmobile World’s Championship for his class. CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS
Jim Amundson is seated on his 1973 Ski-Whiz, which won the Vintage Snowmobile World’s Championship for his class. CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:17 AM

People, by nature, like to collect things. When we baby boomers were young, it was rocks, bugs, toys and dolls. When we got a little older it was records (45’s and LP’s) baseball cards, clothes, books, photos and autographs of our favorite celebrities.

  • A number of community leaders met with Michael Hool of Strategic Hospitality Resources, LLC, on March 25 to begin the process of conducting a feasibility/marketing study for a prospective hotel project in Chatfield. To help launch the study, Hool needed to speak with Chatfield residents to gain a better perspective of the needs, issues, opportunities, attractions and dynamics of the community and the surrounding area.

     
  • Chatfield City Council fields myriad  of items during March 23 meeting

    Chatfield’s March 23 city council meeting kept the councilors busy as they heard reports, updates and introductions. 

     
  • High school speech team: a way to increase confidence

    I think people have this assumption that kids who do speech and theater are outgoing people by nature. And I understand that assumption, but it’s incorrect,” said Chatfield High School speech advisor Rachel Schieffelbein, speaking of her diverse band of public speakers.

     
  • Lanesboro native enjoying student teaching experience at Chatfield
    Try it, you just might like it,” might be a good way to explain how Katie Halvorson got into teaching. 
  • Chatfield man is taking vintage snowmobiles to a new level

    People, by nature, like to collect things. When we baby boomers were young, it was rocks, bugs, toys and dolls. When we got a little older it was records (45’s and LP’s) baseball cards, clothes, books, photos and autographs of our favorite celebrities.

     
  • Money to float the boats in case of flood or swift water rescues was the focus of Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase’s report during the Tuesday, March 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Kaase and Chief Deputy Tony Webber presented the renewal of the 2015 State of Minnesota County Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement and also requested the purchase of emergency flotation devices from Fire Safety, USA, with funds from last year’s grant. 

     
  • Money to float the boats in case of flood or swift water rescues was the focus of Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase’s report during the Tuesday, March 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Kaase and Chief Deputy Tony Webber presented the renewal of the 2015 State of Minnesota County Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement and also requested the purchase of emergency flotation devices from Fire Safety, USA, with funds from last year’s grant. 

     
  • Local artist creating poster for 2013 state wrestling championship team

    The local artist is nearing the completion of another poster honoring a Chatfield Gopher state champion team.

     
  • “Pep Club was trying to come up with a good fundraiser and thought that a ‘Teachers vs. Students’ basketball game would not only be successful but would be a fun event for students, teachers and the community,” said Chatfield High School (CHS) Spanish instructor and CHS Pep Club advisor Blake Jansen. He was referring to the basketball game this Friday night featuring the dribbling talents of CHS staff and students.

     
  • Local ‘know-it-alls’ advance to region Knowledge Bowl

    Keagan Clarke, Drew Hurley, Logan Little and Levi Roline just might be know-it-alls open to questioning. 

     
  • The Alzheimer’s Association is bringing its “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” workshop to Chatfield, which is sponsored by Help Our Neighbors (HON). HON volunteer Bev Simpson is encouraging area seniors to put Tuesday, April 14, on the calendar so that very important date might help someone who may someday be losing memories by the moment.

     
  • Local ‘historians’ are off to state competition

    They’re heading to state: A pioneer, White Castle and a guy named Floyd.

     
  • “We’ve decided to hold our Easter fair and egg gathering indoors at the high school cafeteria and gym this year. Last year we held the egg hunt in City Park at the bandshell, and the weather got bad. It started to rain, the sky was kind of gray-black, and the kids didn’t get to gather many eggs or see the Easter bunny,” said Chatfield Commercial Club member Paula Bessingpas. “But this year we’re having it indoors at the high school, so it can’t rain on our egg hunt!

     
  • Spring planting is already  here for the Hillside Nursery

    The “official” first day of spring arrived last Friday. Southeast Minnesota has enjoyed a week of temps in the 60s. The modest snowpack we had this year is gone and the frost is retreating from the ground. Farmers, gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts are itching to get out and “dig in the dirt.”

     
  • Three candidates — Michael Holzer of Wykoff, Mitch Lentz of rural Spring Valley, and Karen Reisner of rural Chatfield — are seeking the position of Fillmore County commissioner in District 1.

     
MN Soccer

Major League Soccer announced that Minnesota will be the home of a new Major League Soccer team. The owners also announced they want to build a new open-air stadium for the team. Do you think it should be funded through public subsidies or privately funded?



 

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