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Melissa Hurley is the new manager of Chatfield's municipal pool. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Melissa Hurley is the new manager of Chatfield's municipal pool. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:46 PM
“I have worked at the pool for a number of years, and I enjoy my co-workers and the patrons who come to swim each summer, so becoming the manager was a natural next step for me,” said Chatfield native and new municipal pool manager Hurley, who’s pleased to be able to serve her community through her new role.  

  • New manager a familiar face at pool
    “I have worked at the pool for a number of years, and I enjoy my co-workers and the patrons who come to swim each summer, so becoming the manager was a natural next step for me,” said Chatfield native and new municipal pool manager Hurley, who’s pleased to be able to serve her community through her new role.  

  • Initiative brings dugouts to  fields for younger ballplayers
    Chris Zimmerman stood in the rain watching one of his son’s ballgames, and it hit him: It was ridiculous that Chatfield’s junior high ball players had to sit in the rain awaiting their turn at bat.  

  • Handrails newest addition  planned for Potter Auditorium
    Handrails are the newest addition to the list of items proposed for the Chatfield Center for the Arts’ (CCA) jewel-box, Potter Auditorium, as it is renovated to become one of the region’s most notable destinations for performances and other forms of art expression.   

  • Longtime music teacher retiring
    Chatfield Elementary School music instructor Carmen Narveson is ready to sing a little different tune as the 2015-2016 school year ends. She is retiring after a 38-year career in education.

  • Musical interpretation of CCC  history set for Tuesday at library
    Historian Bill Jamerson will appear at the Chatfield Public Library on Tuesday, May 31, to present “CCC:  Dollar-A-Day Boys,” a musical and historical interpretation of life in a CCC camp.

  • WSB & Associates representative Richard Parr provided a number of discussion topics regarding the wastewater treatment plant during the Fountain City Council, Thursday, May 5. 

  • Farm-themed plaques  highlight Chatfield office
    “Some I bought, some were gifts from Harvey,” stated Bluhm, speaking of the screen-printed, farm-themed silhouette plaques hanging in the front office of The Chatfield News that were made by the late Harvey Bernard, a well-known Chatfield-area artist whose affection for rural art is still apparent in the collections or occasional single print found on the walls of residents’ homes.  

  • Chatfield History Day competitors  rank among the best in Minnesota
    Several Chatfield High School students were recognized for their accomplishments at the state History Day competition earlier this month, although recognition wasn’t their aim.

  • Growing FFA program  highlighted at annual banquet
    FFA advisor Stacy Fritz has seen extensive growth in the program at Chatfield High School. The number of people — 135 members and guests — at the 17th annual Chatfield FFA banquet held last Wednesday, May 11, in the Chatfield High School (CHS) gymnasium was just one indication of that growth.

  • Students discover two ways to look at DARE
    Chatfield Elementary School Principal Craig Ihrke contends that DARE can be two different acronyms.  

  • ‘Caught’ students enjoy sweet reward
    Chatfield students “got caught” by law enforcement recently, and they came away with a sweet reward.

  • Interested Olmsted and Fillmore county residents may now file for upcoming local elections through the end of the month.

  • The excitement of recent events has been just too much to bear, according to Chatfield Mayor Russ Smith, giving his report during the May 9 City Council meeting.  

  • Chatfield resident featured speaker at Strides for Stroke Saturday in Rochester
    “I was notified May 3 by the Minnesota Stroke Association.  This was totally unexpected.  I just cried because I don’t think I’ve done or do anything or made a difference,” said rural Chatfield resident Nigon, who was chosen to be a speaker at the Rochester Strides for Stroke fundraising and awareness walk this Saturday, May 21.

  • Unusual class restores car  while delving into literature

    Chatfield High School literature instructor Ben Volker is engaging his students in learning about literature while they’re focusing on their passion for wheels and engines.  

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