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A Relay for Life kick-off planning meeting was held last Monday, Sept. 15, at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. The volunteers and committee members wrote down reasons they walk and participate in the Relay for Life. Relay for Life coordinator Jessica Hemenway stated the volunteers took those cards home to remind them of the importance of the event and keep them motivated during the planning process. SUBMITTED PHOTO
A Relay for Life kick-off planning meeting was held last Monday, Sept. 15, at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. The volunteers and committee members wrote down reasons they walk and participate in the Relay for Life. Relay for Life coordinator Jessica Hemenway stated the volunteers took those cards home to remind them of the importance of the event and keep them motivated during the planning process. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:34 AM

“My first Relay I participated in was the 2009 Relay (For Life) in Decorah with my husband’s family because my mother-in-law was just diagnosed with esophageal cancer,” explained Kirchner. “We didn’t walk any years after, and last winter, Deb and I were talking at the gym and she mentioned that she had been asked if she would like to help organize the walk here in Chatfield. She asked if we would help, and of course we — my husband and I — said yes.”

  • Greater Than Minnesota program to strengthen  childcare options in Fillmore, Houston counties

    Tuesday, Sept. 16, saw a number of childcare providers, educational staff and others concerned about the subject of childcare gathering at the F&M Community Bank in Preston for a town hall meeting for Greater Than Minnesota. Participants came from both Fillmore and Houston counties to hear from First Children's Finance regional director Heidi Hagel Braid.

     
  • The Greenleafton wastewater treatment system is now ready to be built, thanks to a royal flush of motions passed by the Fillmore County board of commissioners during the Sept. 23 meeting.    

     
  • Community continues to support  weekend food program for students

    Going back to school may mean area students are treated to the only solid meals they may get each day. Some of these students may have spent the summer with growling stomachs and now, even though they eat well during the school week, some may wonder what they’ll eat once Friday rolls around.

     
  • As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things one can do to improve health. It can lower one’s risk for many health problems that may come with getting older.

     
  • Habitat for Humanity steering committee  searching for project as fundraising continues

    “What we want people to know most about Habitat for Humanity is this: Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical grassroots Christian ministry. Our primary goal is to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness by partnering with community members to construct simple, decent and affordable homes or repair existing homes,” explained Julie Young, chairman of Chatfield’s Habitat for Humanity steering committee.

     
  • Flower arrangements now available  in Country Roads Crafts and Gifts

    “Hopefully, I can turn this into something more than it is now,” said Chatfield’s newest flower arranger.

     
  • “New this year, we have pedal tractors donated from local implement dealers and we will be setting up a course for kids to ride the pedal tractors through,” explained Chatfield FFA advisor Stacy Fritz.

     
  • “Thanks” was the word of the evening at the Chatfield School Board meeting held on Monday, Sept. 15, as both principals and the superintendent expressed their appreciation to the staff for making the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year a successful one.

     
  • New Relay for Life chairmen excited to kick off event planning

    “My first Relay I participated in was the 2009 Relay (For Life) in Decorah with my husband’s family because my mother-in-law was just diagnosed with esophageal cancer,” explained Kirchner. “We didn’t walk any years after, and last winter, Deb and I were talking at the gym and she mentioned that she had been asked if she would like to help organize the walk here in Chatfield. She asked if we would help, and of course we — my husband and I — said yes.”

     
  • In a society governed by many rules and regulations, one of the most important things to learn and become familiar with is a person's safety. In a nation with an advanced health care field, a person's health should also be a priority. Yet, many people may not necessarily know what to do or eat in many situations.

     
  • “We decided to have a kids’ event so that there is a way for every family member to participate. The bus will take the run/hike participants out to the Ninebark Trailhead — after gathering at Groen Park in Chatfield at 9 a.m. — and the kids’ run will start soon after that, around 9:15,” explained Bluff Country Hiking Club (BCHC) member Jenny Bradt.

     
  • “We have a ‘chicken and egg’ problem – we don’t want to do something until we’re sure the church is going to do something, but the church doesn’t want to do something until they’re sure we’re going to do something,” said Chatfield’s city attorney, Fred Suhler, Jr.

     
  • Mayor, council proclaim Friday as National  POW/MIA Recognition Day in Chatfield

    “We have one Army man from the Korean War who is listed as KIA-BNR, or ‘killed in action, body not recovered’,” said Tom French, a veteran of the United States Navy from 1964 to 1991.

     
  • A meeting will be held at Good Earth Village outside of Spring Valley Wednesday, Sept. 24, on how area communities can prepare and respond to the potential impact of Destination Medical Center.

     
  • Minnesota state park and trail visitors will soon be seeing red and orange and yellow and countless other shades of autumn as the leaves and prairies grasses put on their annual show.

     
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