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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 secret that Hunter Bergo loved archery and being outdoors. He often went on hunting and fishing trips with his dad, Ryker Bergo, with whom he was very close. Hunter was also a diehard shooter. Some of Ryker’s favorite memories with his son were their experiences hunting together. “Hunter just wanted our time more than anything, not things,” he said. “We want Hunter’s life to make others’ lives better by helping people to make every second count with each other, because you never know when you won’t have another second together.”

When Ryker heard that Brad Stephans was planning a 3-D archery shoot for the Chatfield Fish and Game Club, he knew it would be the perfect memorial for his son. Ryker approached Stephans to ask him what he thought about the idea, and Stephans immediately jumped on board with it. Together, they came up with the Hunter Bergo Heart of Gold Memorial Archery Shoot.

Stephans knew Ryker and Hunter as customers in Magnum Sports where he works and was deeply impacted by Hunter’s passing. “Something that really struck home is that you never know what’s going to happen,” Stephans said.

“When I heard about the accident, I was pretty sure I knew who it was even though I’m terrible with names,” Stephans remembered, “The community of archery is small so it doesn’t take a lot to impact a lot of people.” He want on to explain how one individual can be linked to so many others through the connection of the sport. “It doesn’t matter if they (the archery community) knew him or not, they were still impacted,” he pointed out.

Losing Hunter also affected Stephans on a personal level. “As a father, it’s devastating,” he said. Stephans has since changed his outlook on his relationships with family and friends and knows of many others who have done the same, adding, “it’s sad that it takes a tragedy to bring these changes.”

Stephans has been working at Magnum Sports for three years and became its new manager in March, 2015. He is also on the board of directors for the Chatfield Fish and Game Club. “I love what I do,” he said. One of Stephans’ goals is to promote outdoor you .....
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Birth Announcement ~ Henrietta Cynthia Delaney

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Henrietta Cynthia Delaney Cameran and Ashlee Delaney of Chatfield are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Henrietta Cynthia. Henrietta arrived February 10, 2016, weighing 8 lb 6 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by ..... 
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Chatfield’s “Golden Girls” still bust a move

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

They say “you’re only as old as you feel” and there are a group of ladies in Chatfield, Minn. that certainly do not feel their age when they are working out to the sounds of Elvis, The Big Bopper, Jerry Lee Lewis and other music from the 1950s ..... 
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Highway 30 bridge repairs begin July 25 west of Chatfield

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

ROCHESTER, MN - Highway 30 motorists will encounter single-lane traffic and a traffic signal at a bridge four miles west of Chatfield beginning Monday, July 25 while Minnesota Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews conduct repairs. ..... 
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Chatfield city attorney weighs in on proposed agreement for CCA

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner At the July 11 meeting of the city council, the proposed agreement concerning the future management of the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) was debated. At a July 7 special meeting of the city council, EDA, and the non-profit ..... 
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EDA approves Chatfield Center for the Arts lease agreement

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner At a July 7 combined meeting of the Chatfield City Council, the Economic Development Authority (EDA), and the CCA, Inc., the future management of the Chatfield Center for the Arts was discussed. The EDA owns the facility. In 2011 ..... 
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A deeper look at Comey’s report on Clinton’s emails

By Herb Panko

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Commentary

Recently Chief FBI Investigator James Comey gave his final report on Hillary Clinton’s emails. In his conclusion, he stated that there was no evidence that Clinton intentionally lied or intended to commit fraud. For that reason, her actions did n ..... 
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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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