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Registration is now open for Chatfield Western Days Stampede


Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Features

Registration is now open for the 2012 Chatfield Western Days Stampede road races.

The 18th annual Stampede is scheduled for Saturday morning, Aug. 11, during Western Days. The starting gun for the 10K race will go off at 8 a.m., with the two-mile race at about 9:15 a.m. A free one-mile fun run follows.

The race will use online registration this year for pre-registrations. To register, go to www.wayzataresults.com, click on the Online Entries button at the top right and follow the instructions. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the Rochester Track Club Web site, or obtained by e-mailing race director Chris Frye at ccfrye53@gmail.com or calling him at 507-696-3500. Forms are also available at Dave’s Barbershop and Sunshine Foods in Chatfield.

Advance registration, which goes through Thursday, Aug. 9, is $25 with a Stampede T-shirt and $15 without a shirt. Registration the morning of the race is $28 with a T-shirt and $18 without. Youths age 15 and under receive a $5 discount. There’s a family maximum (for a family of four or more) of $50 without T-shirts and $75 with. Same-day registration for all races opens at 7 a.m. behind the old elementary school in downtown Chatfield. With one registration fee, a runner can participate in either or both races.

Runners in the Stampede10K and two-mile races will compete in the 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and above age groups. Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in both the 10K and two-mile races. In addition, medals will go the top three male and female finishers in each of the nine different age groups.

Proceeds from the event go to the Chatfield High School cross country team.

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August H. Drewes

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

August Herman Drewes, 88, of Chatfield, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Chosen Vally Care Center in Chatfield, of congestive heart failure. August was born Feb. 8, 1924, to George and Elizabeth (Kaulbaush) Drewes in Spring Valley. He graduated fr ..... 
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The Leiding family ready for a busy week at the fair

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Features

Twin sisters Haely and Kayla Leiding, age 15, have literally grown up with animals and 4-H. They live outside of Fountain with their parents, Todd and Stacy. Their mother, Stacy, also grew up on a farm and was very involved in 4-H. The girls are sh ..... 
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Chatfield discusses possibility of fifth kindergarten teacher

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members met on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, for the regular monthly meeting in the high school library. There were a few issues discussed that will affect the coming school year and the district’s future. One of the items of di ..... 
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Rehearsals begin for The Last Boy in Blue

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Wits’ End Theatre is pleased to announce that the 2012 Western Days play The Last Boy in Blue has been fully cast and is in rehearsal at the Chatfield Center for the Arts! The Last Boy in Blue is a new play that tells a story of the first 24 hou ..... 
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Emergency generator for the Thurber Municipal Building

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner Dan Jaquith explained to the Chatfield City Council at their July 9 meeting that four proposals had been received from electrical contractors to install an emergency generator in the city municipal building. The low bid from Sou ..... 
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The Jack Brass Band in Chatfield July 19

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

On Thursday, July 19, the Chatfield “Music in the Park” series will bring the sound of high energy New Orleans Jazz to park when the Jack Brass Band performs at 7:30 p.m. The concert is rain or shine- the alternative site will be the Chatfield E ..... 
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Forestry Field Day July 31 near Chatfield

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

On July 31, 2012, the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District 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 Groe ..... 
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Ilene Mildred Anderson

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Ilene Mildred Anderson, 89, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Ilene Mildred Soiney was born May 16, 1923, in Harmony, to Lawrence Soiney and Matilda (Jacobson) Soiney. She attended Harmony and Whalan S ..... 
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