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Western Days Stampede hits the trail


Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Friendship Wagon Train stopped at Root Prairie Lutheran Church outside of Fountain, Minn., as it made it’s way through Fillmore County on Monday, June 22, 2015. The group was served a delicious lunch at Root Prairie. Photos by Barb Jeffers

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 Stampede has been a road race for 20 years, so we thought this would be a good year to mix things up a bit and try something new. And the Lost Creek trail provides not only a challenging course but some truly beautiful scenery.”

The Stampede will still feature 10K and 2-mile races, plus a free one-mile fun run. The 10K and 2-mile races will be on the trail point-to-point races, with runners being transported to the start lines out on the trail and finishing in Groen Park. Staging and finish line for all races will be in Groen Park.

Online registration is now open at stampede.zapevent.com. The race will once again offer four-person team competition in addition to individual competition. Distinctive horseshoe trophies will be awarded for top finishers, and race T-shirts will be dri-fit.

The Stampede is scheduled for Saturday morning, Aug. 8, during Western Days. The starting gun for the 10K race will go off at 8 a.m., with the two-mile race at about 9:30 a.m. A free one-mile fun run follows. The registration fee allows a runner to compete in either or both of the 10K and 2-mile races, as an individual and on a team. No registration is necessary for the fun run.

Team competition will be open (no age groups) and will be in three classes — male, female and co-ed — in both the 10K and 2-mile races. Each team must have four runners. Each team member runs the full distance of the race (it’s not a relay). The team with the lowest combined time of its four entrants wins.

Runners on a team register as individuals but also indicate their team name on their entry form (all members of a team must spell their team name exactly the same or the computer database won’t recognize them). Entrants will be scored individually and with their team. There is no additional entry fee for the team competition.

Individual competition for the Stampede will remain unchanged, with runners competing in the Stampede 10K and 2-mile races in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and above.

Horseshoe trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in both the 10 .....
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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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Veterans groups gift flag to Chatfield Center for the Arts

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

One of many ceremonies held on Veterans Day was the raising of the new flag in front of the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA). The new flag and flag pole was gifted to the CCA by two Chatfield veterans organizations, the American Legion and the Ve ..... 
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