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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. He requested that Second Street be closed from Highway 52 to the alley to provide a “safer” area for some of the expected 150 to 200 bikers to park, taking parking pressure off of Main Street. The ride will end at the bar and grill.

In addition to the ride, the day-long events will include a silent auction, raffle, and a dance with music provided by Stock Rocker. Proceeds will be donated to Eagles Cancer Telethon.

The council approved the closing of a portion of Second Street, as requested, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

2014 Street Projects

City engineer Dillon Dombrovski reported that they were ready to place ads for contractors for the 2014 street projects. Bids are expected to be opened after Memorial Day with awards occurring early in June. The agreement between the Chatfield EDA and the project developer along Twiford Street could affect the schedule.

Councilor Robert Pederson said that extra insulation of water mains will be installed to guard against freeze ups, citing the problems with freeze ups over this past winter.

Dombrovski expects construction to occur between July and October. The projects should be completed in 2014 except for final finishing tasks like seeding. A resolution was adopted approving plans and specifications and authorizing the advertisement for bids.

Other Business In Brief

•City wide garage sales are planned for May 3 and city-wide pick-up is scheduled for May 5.

•Tony Lammers reported that he had three quotes to replace the 2008 Kubota front deck mower. He noted that they were looking at rear discharge decks for safety reasons. Councilors approved the purchase of a John Deere with a 72-inch deck as recommended by Lammers and by the Park and Recreation Committee. The purchase will cost $16,881.03 with trade. The John Deere will cost more, but Lammers said they wanted to try it, as they thought it might be a better deal in the long run if they could sustain less equipment repair issues and have a higher resale value.

•Lammers reported that the hockey boards that have been put up for years are rotting out. He had placed a $5,000 bid with pu .....
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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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Celebrate World Red Corss Day by donating blood

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL. Minn. — World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine. The American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to support these h ..... 
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Craig Laverne Asleson

Thu, Apr 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Craig Laverne Asleson, 56, of Faribault, Minn., died Friday, April 11, 2014 at the District One Hospital in Fairbult. Craig was born January 10, 1958 in Rochester, Minn. to Laverne and Arlis (Lietz) Asleson. He attended Dover-Eyota schools. Crai ..... 
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Danny Joseph Ellis

By Peyton Bergey

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Danny Joseph Ellis, of Eyota, Minn., died April 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Danny was born September 22, 1951 to Fred and Helen Ellis. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1969. He joined the Army in 1969 and did a tou ..... 
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