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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply


Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

With more summer days ahead, every blood donation is important in helping ensure blood is available for patients in need, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those who need it. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer.

Upcoming blood donation opportunity:

Chatfield: August 11, 2015: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 124 Winona East St.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American

Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Western Days Stampede hits the trail

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

Runners in the 2015 Chatfield Western Days Stampede will find the scenery a little different this year — the race is moving to the Lost Creek Hiking Trail. “Trail races are becoming more popular,” race director Chris Frye said. “The Stampe ..... 
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The Eide family feels the love

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

In the Monday, May 4, 2015 edition of the Fillmore County Journal we shared the story of Caleb Eide and the Candlelight Vigil held in his honor in Chatfield, Minn. on April 26, 2015 Caleb’s family has taken him out of state for treatment but ha ..... 
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Chatfield Heritage Preservation Commission and Economic Development Authority announce historic downtown facade improvement grants

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

CHATFIELD, MN- In conjunction with Preservation Month, the Chatfield Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) and the Economic Development Authority have established a façade improvement grant program for Chatfield’s historic downtown commercial di ..... 
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Candles for Caleb

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

Love lit up the city park in Chatfield, Minn. on the evening of Sunday, April 26, 2015 as several hundred people gathered for a Candlelight Vigil in honor of seven year old Caleb Eide of Chatfield. Caleb was diagnosed with pre-B acute lymphoblasti ..... 
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Chatfield Body Shop changes more than oil

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Chatfield Body Shop still offers the same great service but in a remodeled and improved business after sprucing up the exterior of their building and adding some equipment inside. Owners Keith Bradt and Bill Burk had new steel siding installed ..... 
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Cy Guy’s Auto Repair

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

Cyrus Kulsrud likes to help people with the experience he has gained over several years. That is the reason he opened Cy Guy’s Auto Repair located at 105 Main Street S. in Chatfield, Minn. Kulsrud’s experience comes from the fields of both ..... 
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EDA 2014 activities reviewed

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

Chris Giesen, Community Development Coordinator, reported on the 2014 activities of the Chatfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) at the city council’s March 23 meeting. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. The EDA’s seven person board meet ..... 
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Chatfield resident wins $100,000 lottery prize

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

ROSEVILLE, MN. – Steven Hrstka of Chatfield won $100,000 playing the Lottery’s $100,000 Wild Cherries scratch game. Hrstka purchased his winning ticket at Sunshine Foods, 237 Main St. N. in Chatfield. He claimed the prize on Feb. 10 at Lottery ..... 
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