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home : the chatfield news : chatfield area news April 16, 2014

Quilt created to show love and support for Chatfield kindergartner
Members of the kindergarten class wear “Eide Do Anything for Caleb” shirts in support of their classmate, Caleb Eide. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Members of the kindergarten class wear “Eide Do Anything for Caleb” shirts in support of their classmate, Caleb Eide. SUBMITTED PHOTO
"They loved painting their hands and getting messy, while realizing it would turn into something much bigger, and something very special they could give to Caleb!" said Chatfield Elementary kindergarten teacher Krissy Overland.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Local hiking club plans spring race
A spring Lost Creek Hiking Trail race may just be the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the warming temperatures, the emerging wildflowers and a bit of exercise.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Help Our Neighbors organization offering seminar for families with aging parents
In a recent survey it was reported that over 80 percent of seniors would rather live out the rest of their days in their own home and not in an assisted living or similar facility. At one time, there were only two choices for seniors and they were to stay in their home or live with their children. Now, there are so many choices and services to help seniors live in their homes longer. It is important to hold family meetings with one's parents to discuss how it will work and if additional in-home help will be needed.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Fountain council updated on installation of new trail maps
Rose Voigt of the Trail Towns committee presented an update to Fountain's city council on Thursday, April 3, regarding the committee's intentions to replace maps that are posted along the Root River Trail before the 2014 Taste of the Trail event.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Chatfield students advance to state speech competition
"I'm really excited. I can't express how actually excited I am," Norton said. "I've been in speech since seventh grade and I've been close at sections, but actually being able to win and go to state is really emotional, especially because I'm a senior and this is my last shot...it's something I really wanted to do.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Students earn top honors at state science, engineering fair
"First, doing a project is about getting a solid idea and doing your data collecting in an orderly fashion," said Chatfield High School senior Friedrich, who was one of five students representing Chatfield Public Schools at the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair. The event was held Saturday, March 29, through Monday, April 1, in Bloomington, Minn., where approximately 500 middle and high school students presented their hypotheses, methods and solutions to judges seeking the most innovative science projects in the state.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Laugh out loud this Saturday at the Chatfield Center for the Arts
"There are a lot of standup comedy lineups that feature all male comedians, but this show is exclusively showcasing some of the best female comics that the Midwest has to offer," explained Tony Cole, a Chatfield Center for the Arts volunteer. "With a title like 'Lipstick and Laughs' (LAL!), you know this has to be a great show."
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Citizens gather for update on city street, utility project
Residents of Bench, Twiford, St. Alban's Place in Chatfield proper and various streets in west Chatfield gathered at Chatfield's city hall last Monday evening for a neighborhood open house hosted by the city and WSB & Associates, the city's contracted engineering firm, to discuss upcoming street and utility improvements.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Chatfield history students taking projects to state contest
"My project is on evolution and fundamentalism, and whether evolution should be taught in schools," said Chatfield High School student Harris, who, along with Hanson, is part of the delegation of 15 of Tom Hilgren's history students advancing to the state History Day competition at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, May 3.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Workshops for seniors being hosted to help reduce stress
The parish nurse at Chatfield United Methodist explained a series of workshops being held this year at The Gathering Place, a senior citizen meeting center. The stress relievers are being hosted by Help Our Neighbors (HON) for seniors who would like to learn how to find calm even when they are not feeling well-balanced.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Hop down to the park for annual Easter egg hunt
"This year's Easter egg hunt will be held at the city park band shell, rain, snow, sun or frost," said Chatfield Commercial Club President Paula Bessingpas. She and her fellow business owners are preparing to welcome little peeps to hunt for Easter eggs in the park on Saturday, April 12, at 9 a.m., no matter what the weather.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014


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