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Chatfield Fire Department to be honored with parade


Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

As the City of Chatfield prepares for its annual celebration, Western Days, there are many fun and exciting things to look forward to. This year there will be an extra meaningful event with an additional parade on the Sunday of the celebration weekend to honor the 125th anniversary of the Chatfield Fire Department.

A spokesperson for the Western Days Committee explained that there was a parade held for the CFD 100-year anniversary. The committee inquired as to whether the fire department would be holding a parade for their 125-year anniversary during Western Days being held August 11-14, 2016.

As the fire department has other commitments during the busy weekend, they had no one to organize a parade to recognize the CFD anniversary, so the Western Days committee volunteered as a group to “host a parade in their honor,” says a committee spokesperson.

The parade will take place Sunday, August 14 at 1 p.m. The parade route will begin at Second Street by Olmsted Medical Center up to Main Street then will turn right at Sixth Street ending up near Olmsted Medical Center again.

Area fire departments have been invited, as well as collectors and those interested in antiques. The committee hopes to have fire trucks and equipment spanning through the years, from antique to today’s modern trucks.

There is no registration needed for those who would like to take part and entrants can just show up the day of the parade.

The committee spokesperson said, “We have no idea how many entries there will be,” since there is no registration required. Any fire trucks that join the parade and would like to stay in Chatfield awhile to visit with friends or grab a bite to eat are welcome to park on the road behind the city park, which is Twiford Street.

The Chatfield Fire Department does so much for the community aside from heroically fighting fires, and has since 1891, so the Western Days committee feels the fire department deserves recognition and appreciation, which is why they volunteered their time to host the parade.

The Chatfield Fire Department will also be celebrating their 125 years of service on Friday, August 12, 2016 with a dance at the fire department. Music will be provided by Nite Shift from 6 - 11 p.m. and there is no charge to get into the dance. The event is for ages 21 and over and tap beer will be available to purchase from 7 - 11 p.m., acc .....
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New location for Novotny Law Office

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Attorney Lee Novotny has settled in to his new office in Chatfield, Minn., after purchasing the building at 22 Second Street SE on July 1, 2016. The building, which became available for purchase as former tenants, Springer and Gumbel Law Office, d ..... 
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Hunter Bergo to be remembered with 3-D archery shoot

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

When 10-year-old Hunter Bergo passed away in an ATV accident on Easter weekend earlier this year, entire communities mourned with his family. One group in particular that was impacted by Hunter’s passing was the archery community. It was no ..... 
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Patriotic shed catches the eye on Highway 52

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

By Hannah Wingert If you’ve driven on Highway 52 from Fountain to Chatfield in the last month and a half, then you may have noticed a unique painting job on the side of a shed that sits almost right next to the highway. The shed belongs to Brian ..... 
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A proposal on the Root River

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

When adventurers travel down the Root River in a tube, kayak or canoe, they never know what wonders they will witness. They may see eagles, deer, trout, turtles, ducks -- an abundance of wildlife. But, people may also observe a once-in-a-lifetime ..... 
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Chatfield resident recalls the last battle of the Vietnam War

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Clark Wiger thought he had put his time in the military behind him. He’d served as a hospital corpsman third class in the Navy from 1971 through 1975, enlisting at the age of 17. After he got out of the Navy, he returned home to Minnesota and mo ..... 
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Chatfield Charitable Event

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Chatfield Charitable Event Pictured here is Kadin Hill, left, and Henry Gathje, right. Kadin is working to raise awareness for diabetes, a disease which affects 29 million people across the country, including his friend and teammate Henry Gathje. He ..... 
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Chosen Valley Community Foundation hosts Chill Fest January 23

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

The 13th annual Chatfield Chill Fest celebration will once again be held on Saturday, January 23, in Chatfield. This year’s Chill Fest is being hosted by the Chosen Valley Community Foundation. The celebration will have the Polar Plunge in Mill Cr ..... 
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Warming the hands and hearts of Fillmore County

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

For 25 years, a group of enthusiastic knitters has taken up residence in the lobby of Root River State Bank in Chatfield for a one-day December gathering they’ve called “Rock & Knit”. Some have been there from the beginning; some are newer; j ..... 
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