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Chatfield Public Schools welcomes new dean of students


Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Carlisle Corson’s teaching career has taken him to Hawaii and Texas, but he considers the Chatfield School District to be his home. Corson has a license in elementary and special education and has been teaching for 25 years. For the past 14 years, he has been teaching special education at the Chatfield Public School district. This year, however, he accepted the position of dean of students at the Chatfield High School, a job that was created for him by the school just this year.

Corson had been working on his administrative degree for the past two years and finished it in June 2016. He received his degree through the University of Minnesota and was able to work in a cohort of 10-15 people in Rochester, which was convenient as he didn’t have to drive as far as the Twin Cities to attend classes.

In addition to spending time teaching in Hawaii and Texas, Corson has worked in the Rochester public school system as well as a few other smaller districts. He had several opportunities to work in Rochester in administrative positions, but chose to stay in Chatfield. When asked why he made that decision, he replied, “It’s nice being in a small district and getting to know the kids. You really get to develop relationships with the kids.”

Corson lives in Preston with his wife and four children, which is where he grew up, as well. He credits being raised in a small town with his preference for working at a small school district versus a larger one. “I really enjoy the quality of life you get living in a small town,” he commented.

Corson’s duties as the new dean of students includes disciplinary actions, referrals, and attendance. He also sits in as a district representative for special education and helps set up 504 plans for students who need them. He enjoys being able to help out the superintendent and principal by taking over those tasks to allow them more time to focus on other aspects of their jobs. “We have a good staff and supportive administration here,” he said.

“We offer an alternative learning program for nontraditional students here at the Chatfield School District. We also offer online classes through the alternative learning program,” Corson said, adding that being able to give families different options such as those keeps more kids in the school district rather than having to go elsewhere to find what they need. Since the alternative learning program was .....
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Roger J. Ristau

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Roger J. Ristau, age 80, of Preston, Minn., died at Green Lea Manor in Mabel,Minn., on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Roger was born on April 10, 1936, in rural Preston, Minn., to Henry F. and Agnes (Drummond) Ristau. He attended country schools in t ..... 
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Jennifer Lee

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Jennifer Yvonne Lee, 41, of Lanesboro, and formerly of Crosby, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Jennifer was born September 17, 1975 in Crosby to Michael and LeOra (Zenke) Lind. She graduated from ..... 
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Orville Tangen

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Orville Edne Tangen, 99, of Chatfield, died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Mary’s Campus. Orville was born October 9, 1916 on a farm in Chatfield Township to Theodore and Alma (Asleson) Tangen. He enlisted in the ..... 
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Kathleen “Kitty” Lee

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Kathleen “ Kitty” Lee, 81 of Rushford, died Sept 12, 2016 at Sauer Nursing Home in Winona, Minn., surrounded by family and friends. Kitty was born on January 19, 1935 in Spring Valley, Minn., to Clarence and Marie Nordby. She was a graduate of S ..... 
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Helen Marie Mercer

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helen Marie Mercer, 81, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Chosen Valley Care Center. Helen was born September 1, 1935 in Chatfield to George and Laura (Mohlke) Allen. She grew up in the Chatfield community, ..... 
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Harmony battles flushable wipes

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

By Hannah Wingert It’s a problem that just about every city deals with, and Harmony is no exception. So-called “flushable” wipes are clogging up the two lift station pumps and causing backups in the sewer system. The pumps are back up and w ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 9/19/16

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Departmnt Heather Lynn Kiffer, 39, Altura, Minn.; 6/14/2016, Snow Removal Parking, Fine $20, Total Fees $32. Jace Michael Schmidt, 18, Wykoff, Minn.; 8/19/2016, Speeding (65/55), Fine $40, Total Fees $130. Michael Jon Schultz, ..... 
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No Seat? No Rider

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Michael Cruse Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties Tractor rollovers and runovers are consistently among the top causes of on-farm injury and death. The risk for severe injury from rollovers and runovers is especially high for ..... 
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