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Habitat for Humanity is coming to Chatfield


Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

A steering committee has been formed in Chatfield, Minn., to bring Habitat for Humanity to our community. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, grass-roots, ecumenical Christian ministry. Its mission is to eliminate sub-standard housing and homelessness by partnering with community members to build simple, decent houses. Habitat uses volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials to build affordable homes with financially eligible partner families, and then sells the homes to those families using no-interest loans. The new homeowners’ monthly payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that finances houses for more families.

Habitat has been doing this work worldwide since 1976. In 1994, Habitat for Humanity Winona County was formed. In 2009 it built its first home in Fillmore County, and in 2010 officially expanded its service area to become Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties. The organization has built 48 homes through 2013. Chatfield’s new Habitat committee will operate as a part of Habitat Winona-Fillmore. We are thankful to Chatfield Lutheran for initiating this venture, but our goal is make this a truly community-wide effort.

Habitat in Chatfield will likely begin on a modest scale, with Habitat’s “A Brush with Kindness” program. A Brush with Kindness helps low and moderate income homeowners accomplish exterior home improvements and repairs--for example, painting, roofing, windows, wheel-chair ramps, and similar projects--that homeowners would not otherwise be able to do. The program is not free: That is not the idea with any of Habitat’s work. The homeowner is requested to make a down payment for materials, and the balance is financed with a no-interest loan. But for many families and individuals, including senior citizens, A Brush with Kindness has provided a practical means of restoring the habitability of deteriorating housing. Eligibility is based on level of need and ability to repay the loan. Neither race nor religion is considered. The program is for homeowners--rental properties are not eligible.

To be successful in Chatfield, Habitat will need donations of money, labor and materials. If you would like more information about Habitat for Humanity, go to the website at www.habitatwinona.org. For further information about how you can help Habitat start up in Chatfield, contact Julie Young, (507) .....
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Matthew Patrick Erickson

Thu, Jan 9th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Matthew Patrick Erickson, 29, of Chatfield, Minn., died Sunday, January 5, 2014 in an automobile accident near Winona. Matthew was born September 17, 1984 to Steven and Deborah (Henry) Erickson in Rochester, Minn. He attended school in Lanesbo ..... 
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Chatfield reconsiders portion of engineering proposal

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At a special meeting of the Chatfield City Council on December 30 councilors discussed a decision made at their November 25 meeting. At the November meeting it was suggested that WSB’s projected engineering fee for St. Albans Place improvements ..... 
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Loren “Tom” Thomas Jeche

Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Loren “Tom” Thomas Jeche, 69, of Chatfield, Minn., died Friday December 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Tom was born February 21, 1944 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Loren and Laura (Bagan) Jeche. He attended schools in Wyko ..... 
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Chatfield School Board approves 2014 levy

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

CPA Alan Anderson was in attendance at the Chatfield School Board meeting on Monday, December 16 to give a district audit financial report on the 2012-2013 school year budget. Anderson reported that the school district is doing well in terms of its ..... 
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Richard Holets, Jr.

Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Richard Holets, Jr., 93 of Chatfield, Minn., died Friday, December 20, 2013, at his home in Chatfield. Richard was born April 14, 1920, just south of Chatfield to Richard and Mildred (Oviatt) Holets. He attended country school District 83, and gra ..... 
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Dora Kammer

Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Dora Kammer, 87, of Chatfield, Minn., died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Dora was born May 13, 1926 in rural Fountain, Minn. to Baldwin and Effa (Strom) Skrukrud. She attend schools in Chatfield and gr ..... 
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Wesley Dean Idso

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Wesley Dean Idso, 83, of Chatfield, Minn., died on Saturday December 14, 2013 from complications of Alzheimers Disease at Chatfield Care and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been a resident since April of 2012. Wesley was born on June 13, 1931 ..... 
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Helen J. Burk

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helen J. Burk, 85, of Chatfield, Minn. died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Helen Josephine Lynch Burk was born November 29, 1928, in Elmira Twp, Chatfield to Daniel E. and Claire H. (Manahan) Lynch. She gr ..... 
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