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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith listened while Ray Ricketts, far right, of Trout Unlimited, explained some of the facets of the stream habitat improvement project on Trout Run Creek near Troy. Shown from left, are Smith, State Sen. Matt Schmidt of Red Wing, Jim Clark of Trout Unlimited, Trout Unlimited executive director John Lenczewski and Ricketts. CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith listened while Ray Ricketts, far right, of Trout Unlimited, explained some of the facets of the stream habitat improvement project on Trout Run Creek near Troy. Shown from left, are Smith, State Sen. Matt Schmidt of Red Wing, Jim Clark of Trout Unlimited, Trout Unlimited executive director John Lenczewski and Ricketts. CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:20 AM

The parking lot at Dogpatch, located between Chatfield and Rushford in the small community of Troy, was filled with pickups, SUVs and other “official looking” vehicles Friday afternoon. A large contingency of government officials, including Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, had converged on the quiet rural setting to get a closer look at state dollars in action.

  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking volunteers for its citizen stream monitoring programs with three sites in the Chatfield area labeled high priority.

     
  • Chatfield’s Larissa Martin competes in state speech contest

    Chatfield High School student Larissa Martin accomplished something not many eighth graders have done…qualifying for a Minnesota State High School League Tournament.

     
  • Relay for Life ‘Purple Potty’ has returned to Chatfield with a mate

    This year’s Fillmore County Relay for Life purple potty fundraiser will have double the fun this year.

     
  • CES students observe Arbor Day

    “Do you live in a forest?” asked Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forester Jim Edgar. He was addressing Chatfield Elementary School’s fourth graders this past Thursday, April 23, as they knelt before a hole in the ground where a new American elm tree would be planted in the schoolyard. 

     
  • “We’ve had four grass fires in the last couple weeks. The largest was 40 acres. It happened when someone had a burning permit, but the fire got away from them. The wind picked up and the fire just got away,” said Chatfield Fire Chief Keith Bradt. While cooler wet weather has helped relieve the situation somewhat, Bradt did report a number of fires that the department has extinguished in the past month due to dry vegetation and low humidity common in early spring here in Minnesota. 

     
  • Changes in Wednesday school hours and a new method that enables students to evaluate their teachers were the focus of the Chatfield School Board meeting held last Monday, April 20.

     
  • More than 600 turn out for  vigil for Chatfield’s Caleb Eide

    Chatfield’s City Park was crowded this past Sunday evening with people clad in orange t-shirts and wearing orange ribbons for Chatfield Elementary School first grader Caleb Eide, son of Crystal Eide of Chatfield.  A candlelight vigil was held in his honor to send prayers of healing and hope as his prognosis has taken a very disheartening turn for the worse. He has been released from the Mayo Clinic to seek treatment elsewhere after his last round of chemotherapy did not make any difference in his health. 

     
  • A comprehensive Health and Human Services finance proposal by House Republicans would provide Greater Minnesota nursing homes with hundreds of thousands of dollars in new revenue if signed into law.

     
  • New Flood Insurance Rate Maps will receive public input; may mean changes

    The creation and future implementation of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in Fillmore County has raised concerns for a number of business owners and individuals, both in the country and in cities.



     
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking volunteers for its citizen stream monitoring programs with three sites in the Chatfield area labeled high priority.

     
  • Beautiful weather graced the 28th annual Chatfield Trout Classic

    Warm, sunny weather ushered in the 28th annual Chatfield Trout Classic and the opening of the 2015 trout season on Saturday.  This event is sponsored by the Chatfield Fire Department and has been held continuously, in conjunction with a pancake breakfast, since 1987.  

     
  • Priebe family attends National Walk for Epilepsy April 11 in Washington, D.C.

    Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN), announced that the Priebe family from Chatfield, was awarded a sponsorship to attend the Epilepsy Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy® in Washington, D.C., on April 11.

     
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church’s annual  auction will be held Sunday, May 3

    “The auction is definitely a group effort.  Members of the congregation bring in baskets, donate food, and of course, bid on the baskets.  Many volunteers help to wrap and number baskets and organize donations.  The parents of the schoolchildren, as well as the students themselves, and our school board help to serve in the kitchen,” said St. Paul Lutheran School teacher Shawn Reps. He’s anticipating the school’s sixth annual basket and baked goods auction slated for Sunday, May 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield. 

     
  • Residents learn more about Alzheimer’s disease during workshop held April 14

    “Someone here said to me that they were really nervous about coming in,” said Alzheimer’s Association education manager Marsha Berry. “They didn’t want to find out that they have Alzheimer’s. But the importance of early detection is that you’re able to plan.” Berry addressed a gathering of senior citizens at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Chatfield on April 14. The group had come to the Help Our Neighbors (HON) workshop to learn about the signs and onset of Alzheimer’s disease, an affliction that “takes your ‘self’ away.”  

     
  • Chatfield’s city council convened last Monday, April 13, to review its audit report, meet its new city engineer and hear about grants for improvements to commercial properties throughout town. 

     
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