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Mutton busting during Chatfield Western Days


Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chatfield was one of three cities to receive an award for source drinking water protection efforts from the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Rural Water Association. Photo by Karen Reisner

Dean Hilsman, President of the Chatfield Lions Club, asked the city council at their May 12 meeting for permission to sponsor a Mutton Busting event on the evening of Thursday, August 7 at Mill Creek Park.

The family orientated event will entertain with children of about 5 to 7 years old (70 pounds or less) making an attempt to ride a sheep for several seconds. Free will donations will be accepted during the event and hog raffle tickets will be sold.

Water Award

Chatfield, along with the cities of Paynesville and Glenwood, received an award for source drinking water protection efforts from the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Rural Water Association. The award was accepted at the state capitol during Safe Drinking Water Week, May 4-10. This year is the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Water Act.

Water superintendent Brian Burkholder said Chatfield was nominated because of its wellhead protection program.

Other Business In Brief

•Councilors approved a $200 increase in the retirement benefit as requested by the Fire Relief Association. President Rick Bell said there had not been an increase since 2008. The increase will raise the retirement benefit to $1,500 per year. The association will still have ample reserve funds after the benefit increase.

The benefit in 1986 was $500. If the increases had been made annually, the yearly increase would equate to 3.38 percent.

•There will be a trail run on the Lost Creek Hiking Trail on May 17. Pre-registration fee is $20 and day-of fee is $25. Funds will be used directly for trail improvements. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the starting line on Ninebark Road. A bus will leave Groen Park in Chatfield at 8:45 a.m. to take runners to the starting line. The trail covers 6.3 miles.

•Sue Kester detailed equipment needs and wants for EMS. She said a drill showed them they didn’t have enough radios. A motion to purchase four portable radios was approved. Kester noted Fillmore County has provided one AED which will be located in the Thurber Building. She is working to get grant funding for replacement defibrillators.

Because of the larger size of some patients an expandable patient surface (XPS) has been developed for Stryker cots. The larger cot area is for the safety and comfort of the patients. A motion to purchase two XPS at a cost of $1,411 each was approved. .....
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Live at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing excellent entertainment of all genres to southeastern Minnesota. Join us for some of our upcoming events. •Veterans Funeral Benefits Seminar - May 14, 2014, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Legio ..... 
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Engagement: Vrieze ~ Copeman

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Sarah Vrieze of Lewiston, Minn. and Darin (Sally) Vrieze of Chatfield, Minn. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Deana to Dean Copeman, son of Polly (Curt) Nash of Chatfield. Myril (Laura) Copeman of Chatfield. Their wedding wil ..... 
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Cancer benefit motorcycle ride

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Jeff Hare, Jac’s Bar and Grill, detailed plans for a 150-mile biker ride at the Chatfield City Council’s April 28 meeting. Mayor Russ Smith was absent. Hare reported that local bikers have put together plans for a cancer benefit ride on May 17. ..... 
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Science projects presented to Chatfield School Board

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board members had an opportunity to enjoy the work of two of the district’s students firsthand at their most recent meeting on April 21, 2014. Matthew Dietz and Justin Friedrich were present at the meeting to present two of the ..... 
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Carol Marie Hadoff

Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Carol Marie Hadoff, 52, of Chatfield, Minn., died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Carol Vitse was born on July 7, 1961 in Lanesboro, Minn., the daughter of Wa ..... 
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Chatfield couple brings home back to life

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Home & Garden

Every day Melissa Wood drove by the house at 25 Fillmore Street in Chatfield, Minn. She fell in love with the large home on a corner lot and saw its potential. The majority of the population would most likely have looked at the home that was for s ..... 
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Singer-Songwriter Drew Nelson to appear in Chatfield

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

CHATFIELD, Minn. – As part of the highly acclaimed Chosen Bean Concert Series, Drew Nelson will appear Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, in Chatfield. Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling s ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts annual update

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

F. Mike Tuohy, representing the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) volunteer committee, addressed the city council at their April 14 meeting. He started the annual report with this big question. Where are we at with the Minnesota bonding bill? The a ..... 
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