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Forestry Field Day July 23 Near Chatfield


Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Agriculture

On July 23r, 2013 the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society, will be hosting a field day to explore natural features and forestry practices along the Lost Creek Hiking Trail. The field day is open to everyone and begins in Chatfield’s Groen Park at 6pm. The roughly two hour walk on and near the trail will begin shortly thereafter. Those attending the field day will observe each feature directly, and benefit from the expert knowledge of foresters and local landowners; presenters include Bill and Steve Bailey (local landowners), Tim Gossman (Landowner), Mitch Gilbert (Private Forester), Jim Edgar (DNR Forester), and Jacob Ryg (Rochester City Forester).

This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in managing their own forests to observe successful management firsthand. Participants can choose between two themes:

1. Upland woodland management practices and habitat.

2. Creek bottom hardwood management and reed canary grass control.

Anyone who wishes to enjoy a fun and educational walk through beautiful and well preserved forest is encouraged to come!

• Rain Date: Tuesday, July 30, same place and time. In case of inclement weather, contact the Fillmore SWCD at 507-765-3878 ext. 3 or cell #507-272-2256 or listen to KFIL-radio in Preston.

Directions to Groen Park: At the stoplights in Chatfield, go west on County Road 2 a quarter of a mile, and Groen Park will be on the left side of the road as you are leaving town.

Directions to start of tour: ~4 miles west of Chatfield on Co. Rd. 2, then south on Co. Rd. 101 (Ninebark Rd.) 1/2 mile. Watch for signs.

Contact the SWCD for more information at 507-765-3878, ext. 3, or go to www.fillmoreswcd.org.
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Lowell Wooner

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Lowell Wooner Lowell Wooner died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Lowell Harry Wooner was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Lime Springs, Iowa, to Harry and Elma (Meyer) Wooner. The family then moved to the Chatfield, Min ..... 
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It takes all blood types to help save lives

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL - Whether someone is among the 39 percent of the U.S. population with type O positive blood or the two percent with B negative, the American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood this summer to help avert a sho ..... 
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New Prosecuting Attorney in Chatfield

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield All

At the June 24 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, Mayor Russ Smith announced that two attorneys had expressed interest in providing prosecuting services for the city. Matthew Opat recently submitted his resignation as the city’s prosecuting at ..... 
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Chatfield Schools developing coach evaluation system and handbook

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge Chatfield School Board members briefly met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 17 with four of six members present. The board discussed the Activity Committee meeting held on June 12 with coaches, administrators ..... 
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Jack Brass Band in Chatfield

Mon, Jun 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Jack Brass Band from Minneapolis will be entertaining the audience at the Chatfield “Music in the Park” series on Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the City Park Band Shell. Food will be served from 6:00 -7:30 by ..... 
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Chatfield Public Library Receives Preservation Award

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner Preservation planner Robert Vogel, during the city council’s June 10 meeting, reviewed the history of the award which was first presented in 2009 by the Chatfield Heritage Preservation Commission. The purpose of the award is to r ..... 
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Jerome Alden Finley

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Jerome Alden Finley, 77, of Chatfield, Minn. passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Jerome was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Chatfield, to Andrew and Murial (St. Antoine) Finley. He attended Chatfield High School. Je ..... 
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Demolition begins in Chatfield....

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

Thursday, May 30 construction crews took the first “scoop” out of Val A Lodge in Chatfield where construction on the new Kwik Trip will begin following the demolition. Photo by Barb Jeffers
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