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Chatfield Elementary raises nearly $7,000 through Walk-A-Thon


Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Third grade teachers

What a beautiful day for a walk! Chatfield Elementary kicked off their First Annual Gopher Pride Walk-A-Thon. Students were eager to collect money for a healthy lifestyle and raise money for a great cause: their school.

Each student had a chance to collect money for the walk-a-thon. The money collected will directly be used for special programing for the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Ihrke stated, “The donated money will be used for supplemental programs, such as Accelerated Reader, IXL and maybe getting some educational guest speakers to come to our school, such as inviting someone from the Minnesota Science Museum. What an amazing community to help raise an incredible amount of money.” Accelerated Reader is software for school-age kids for monitoring reading comprehension. IXL is software that provides comprehensive, standards-aligned content for math, language arts, science, and social studies.

On Wednesday, June 1st, all students participated in the walk-a-thon and enjoyed about 45 minutes outside promoting a healthy lifestyle. As classes finished their walk, they put a check by their teacher’s name on the poster and helped announce it to the entire school by ringing a cymbal. At that time, Mr. Ihrke made a whole school announcement telling the amount of money their class raised. The anticipation carried throughout the day as classes heard the cymbal and eagerly listened to find out how much money each class collected in comparison to their own.

A huge thank you to the following local businesses that donated items for student incentives. These amazing business include Chatfield City Hall, Kwik Trip, Cabin Coffee, Subway, Dairy Queen, Jac’s, Shari’s Bowling Alley, Threads, Sunshine Foods, and Studio 223. These donated items added to the excitement of the day. An award ceremony was held Friday morning to congratulate everyone on the money raised as well as present the incentives to the winning students.

We think Mr. Ihrke said it best when he said, “The support of this community is nothing short of astonishing as evidenced by raising nearly $7,000 by simply asking for donations! We are proud to be a part of the Chatfield School system.”
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Chatfield water meter bids dominate meeting

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner Specifications for the installation of remotely readable water meters and the bids submitted dominated the discussion at the June 13 meeting of the Chatfield City Council. Councilors Ken Jacobson and Robert Pederson were absent. ..... 
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Betty Elaine Evenson Stadum

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Betty Elaine Evenson Stadum, died June 7, was born September 10, 1954, to Erving Evenson and Mary Ann (Gietzen) Evenson in Red Lake Falls, Minn. Elaine grew up on the family farm with three brothers and two sisters, graduated from Thief River Falls ..... 
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Violet Elaine Bicknese

Tue, Jun 7th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Violet Elaine Bicknese (Subra) passed peacefully June 7, 2016 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN, where she had courageously battled Alzheimer’s for years. Violet was born September 15, 1932 to Lucy and Everett Subra. On June 30, 1950 ..... 
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Leo Michael Hughes

Tue, May 31st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Leo Michael Hughes, 89, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, from injuries sustained in a May 21 farming accident. He was born on April 4, 1927, to James and Lauretta (Gallagher) Hughes on the family fa ..... 
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Rachel E. Baudoin

Tue, May 31st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Rachel E. Baudoin, 95, of Chatfield passed peacefully of natural causes on May 27, 2016 at Susie’s Care Center in Hayfield. Rachel was born January 31, 1921 in Rochester to Emil and Minerva (Televetsky) Zempel. Rachel graduated from Rochester ..... 
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Harmon receives Preservation Award

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the May 23 meeting of the Chatfield City Council Chris Giesen, chairman of the Chatfield Heritage Preservation Commission, presented the 2016 preservation award to Steve Harmon. May is Preservation Month and each year since 2009 this award has ..... 
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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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Jerome “O.J.” Manahan

By David Bau

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Jerome “O.J.” Manahan, 61, of Chatfield, passed away at Chosen Valley Care Center on Saturday May 14, 2016. Jerome was born December 1, 1954 in Rochester to Maurice and Theresa (Kuisle) Manahan. Jerome graduated from Chosen Valley High Sch ..... 
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