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One man’s goodbye is another’s good buy


Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

After a lifetime of reading and collecting books, Ed Jackson of Chatfield, Minn. has decided it’s time to say good bye to his vast collection of approximately 4,000 books and has opened a bookstore called Famous Books in the basement of his home.

Jackson has been an avid reader his entire life and his collection grew until he first decided to sell on eBay. Jackson stated that he sold a lot of books on eBay but was not making very much money.

He then started selling books out of his garage and had pretty steady business. He then decided he had enough room in the basement of his home to move everything inside and set up a bookstore where he could sell his books on his schedule at reasonable prices, and still manage to make a little extra income as there isn’t much overhead.

So Jackson put some work into setting up the basement, built some bookshelves, and organized the books. Jackson said, “I have managed to fill the shelves with books by many great authors.”

Although three-quarters of his collection of books are fiction, Ed Jackson stated that there is something for everybody no matter what type of books a person likes to read. There are suspense novels, thrillers, and mysteries in addition to many other types of books to choose from.

Many of the books at Famous Books are classics, which are close to Ed’s heart. When asked if it is hard to let the books go, Jackson answered “some of them” as he has his favorites but says that he can’t keep adding more books to his collection he instead needs to thin it out. This is a good way to do that.

Jackson commented that many of the books that students often need can be found on his shelves in ‘like new’ condition at a fraction of the price of buying new.

The books are primarily hard cover and include all the great American writers such as Hawthorne. There are also books for pre-teen, teen, and young readers also. The books are alphabetized by author in each category so finding favorite writers and their books are easy.

Jackson has been enjoying meeting people who have come to shop for books helping them find books they are looking for and sometimes to try a different type of book than they are used to reading.

Most of Jackson’s books are by well-known authors, but he comments that there are some great books that are by some not so well-known authors too. Although Jackso .....
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Local artist spreads joy with Playtime Jubilee

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

Local artist Karl Unnasch has completed a sculpture that is spreading joy to the City of Silver Spring, Md., the Washington D.C. area, the Fillmore County area, and perhaps the world. The sculpture, which is titled Playtime Jubilee, began as only ..... 
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Chatfield Kwik Trip up and running

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

After months of anticipation the city of Chatfield, Minn. has a brand new Kwik Trip with several innovative conveniences for their guests. Not only is the Kwik Trip building brand new, but the manager is new as well. Edward Copeman, 28, is no stran ..... 
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Ceremony honors soldiers killed in 1862 Dakota War

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

By Joe Chase On Sunday, August 25, Chatfield Mayor Russell Smith and four others from Chatfield (Joel and Andrew Young, Michael Martin and myself) attended a memorial service at the cemetery at Fort Ridgely State Park, near Fairfax, Minn. It was an ..... 
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Chatfield Western Days “spurs fun for all”

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

By Barb Jeffers Western Days 2013 in Chatfield, Minn., was held August 8 - 11, was packed full of events the entire four days of the celebration with activities taking place from one end of town to the other and everywhere in between. Wit’s End ..... 
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Chatfield Community Education supports and serves families

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

Chatfield Community Education recognizes the importance of early childhood experiences. Therefore, it is a priority to support and serve families with young children. Programs and services have been designed with the young child in mind. ECFE The ..... 
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No horsing around, Conway’s love Arabians

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

By Barb Jeffers At Conway Arabians of Chatfield, Minn., it is all about the horses. The work, the travel, the lack of sleep, the joy…. It is all about the horses, Arabian horses to be exact. Peter and Lori Conway own Conway Arabians, and acco ..... 
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New Chatfield convenience store will be built “Kwik”

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

A new Kwik Trip will be built in Chatfield, Minn. in the near future, giving residents and visitors a more convenient Kwik Trip store to stop and top off their tanks. Mr. Hans Zietlow, Director of Real Estate for Kwik Trip, Inc. stated, “Yes, we a ..... 
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Kids love to “Learn & Play”

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

Two things children love are to learn and to play. Two things parents want are for their children to be safe and well-cared for. At Learn & Play Daycare in Chatfield, Minn. parents and children get what they need. Learn & Play Daycare was open ..... 
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