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Chatfield activities director recaps change


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board convened for its June meeting on Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Present were all school board members, district principals Craig Ihrke and Randy Paulson, Superintendent Ed Harris and the district’s activities director, Dan Schindler.

The meeting opened with comments from both principals on a great end to the school year. There will be two summer school sessions taking place this summer. The dates for 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. is also rapidly approaching.

Activities Director Dan Schindler was present at the meeting to recap the new coach evaluation plan that was put into place at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.

To begin, Schindler went through a list of achievements of Chatfield’s student athletes. Schindler then continued to explain what modifications to the district’s activities programs that he and the activities committee had made during the previous school year.

During July of 2013, Schindler held a meeting with coaches to lay out his expectations. Head coaches had a pre- and post-season meeting with Schindler as part of their evaluation. Coaches were also required to provide parents with weekly emails. This coming year coaches will set a goal for themselves as well.

Most of the expectations that Schindler and the activities committee set seemed to create positive results, as shown by a survey and by student performance in extracurricular activities. There will be a few more changes implemented in the coming school year such as requiring coaches at all levels to send out weekly emails to parents in order to keep them informed.

Also during July of 2013, Schindler held a combined acquaintance meeting with parents, athletes and coaches which they hope to do again.

Superintendent Harris’ report to the board consisted of information on the 2015SY budget. Harris’ projections were preliminary, but included a minimal enrollment decline due to a smaller Kindergarten class in the upcoming school year. However, Harris is optimistic that the five year average will stay where it is currently at, making revenue based on the number of students steady.

Later in the meeting the board approved the budgets for the 2014-2015 school year as follows:

1. General Fund: Revenue $8,140,494, Expenditures $8,266,996, Net ($126,502)

2. Food Service Fund: Revenue $397,245.63, Expendi .....
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Chatfield hears plans to host the Relay for Life

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Deb Jorgenson addressed councilors at their June 9 meeting about a proposal to host the Fillmore County Relay for Life in 2015 and 2016. Councilor Robert Pederson was absent. Jorgenson and Wendy Kirchner have been working on plans to host the even ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Jacob Alexander Redalen

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Audrey proudly announces the birth of her baby brother! Jacob Alexander was born on April 30, 2014 to Judd and Abbie Redalen of Chatfield, Minn. He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Beth Redalen of Fou ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts to get a facelift

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Governor Mark Dayton signed two bills on May 20 authorizing more than a billion dollars to be spent on projects across the state of Minnesota. The $200 million cash bill for construction projects includes $5,352,000 for the Chatfield Center for the ..... 
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Minnesota Twins to offer youth baseball/softball clinics in Chatfield

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Sports

The Minnesota Twins offer free baseball and softball clinics to youth in Chatfield, Minn. on Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Chatfield High School. The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout ..... 
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Donald Forest Horman

Wed, Jun 4th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Donald Forest Horman Sr., 69, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his home in Chatfield, Minn. Donald was born July 7, 1944 in Norfolk, VA to Elmer and Bertha (Higgins) Horman. He graduated from Chosen Valley High School in 1963. He then attended ..... 
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Chatfield renews electric franchise

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

With the 20-year renewal of Chatfield’s electric franchise some changes are expected in the near future. Keith Sherman representing Alliant Energy, Brian Krambeer representing Tri-County Electric Cooperative, and Elaine Garry representing People ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Jackson James Cady

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Erin and Justin Cady of Chatfield, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of Jackson James, born on April 8, 2014, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. and measuring 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Terri Scott of Lanesboro, Minn. and Steve and Shawn Gorder ..... 
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Chatfield looks to wrap up school year

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board meeting opened on May 19 with four members present along with principals Craig Ihrke and Randy Paulson and Superintendent Ed Harris. Both principals thanked the music department for the effort put in for the spring concer ..... 
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