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Tom Moody is a new high school special education teacher.
Tom Moody is a new high school special education teacher.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 9:05 PM

Tom Moody wanted to either be far out or in the woods.

“I really wanted to be an astronaut or a forest ranger when I was little. I thought both of those would be really cool jobs,” stated Chatfield High School’s new seventh through 12th grade special education instructor.

  • The Fillmore County commissioners entertained a short agenda during the Tuesday, Sept. 12, board meeting, but handled some important items of business.
  • The Fillmore County Unit of Townships Banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 12, will be featuring speaker Jerry Williams. The banquet will be held at Wheelers Bar and Grill in Harmony with social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
  • County Attorney Brett Corson and Zoning Administrator Cristal Adkins updated Fillmore County commissioners on ongoing civil litigation against Amish residents — regarding the need to have gray water systems installed on farmsteads to handle household wastewater — during the Tuesday, Sept. 5, board meeting.
  • Chatfield resident accepts new role at high school

    Tom Moody wanted to either be far out or in the woods.

    “I really wanted to be an astronaut or a forest ranger when I was little. I thought both of those would be really cool jobs,” stated Chatfield High School’s new seventh through 12th grade special education instructor.

  • Julie Young’s looking for more people to steer her Habitat.

    It’s a way to have A Brush with Kindness and do more worthwhile.

    “In the beginning, the Chatfield Habitat for Humanity group held its first community informational meeting in October of 2013,” Young said. “There were about eight people who attended this meeting and learned what it would take to develop a group in our community.”

  • The theme of Chatfield’s August Economic Development Authority meeting was “Here’s your signs.”

    The EDA members entertained Pathfinder CRP historic preservationist Robert Vogel during the August meeting as he presented information regarding the installation of new historic interpretive signs to be installed in City Park and in front of the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA).

  • The Chatfield City Council held a public hearing during its Monday, Aug. 28, meeting as Mike Bubany of David Drown & Associates came before the councilors to outline how the bonds will be sold to finance work being done as part of the development of Industrial Drive and its accompanying lots.
  • Scholarship keeping nurse's memory alive, creating ripples of kindness

    There comes a moment when it’s one’s turn to ripple.

    One of Laura Finseth Scott’s came with her last breath.

    Laura, who would have been 30 years old this Aug. 28, passed away on Dec. 20, 2014, after being in a car accident just a mile or two away from the Christmas lights glowing in her childhood home east of Fountain. The car skidded on ice and rolled as the Scotts departed to go home to Holmen, Wis.

  • County Attorney Brett Corson and Zoning Administrator Cristal Adkins updated Fillmore County commissioners on ongoing civil litigation against Amish residents — regarding the need to have gray water systems installed on farmsteads to handle household wastewater — during the Tuesday, Sept. 5, board meeting.
  • Chatfield firefighter ready to give up pager to enjoy more time with family

    Dave Vogen’s glad it’s all hot gravy from here out.

    “I’m looking forward to holidays, the uninterrupted meals.   Two to three years ago, we got paged out just before Thanksgiving lunch to a vehicle accident, which meant that we were all missing Thanksgiving lunch,” stated the now-retired Chatfield firefighter, anticipating the rest of his family celebrations to be pager-free.

  • Public transportation coming to Chatfield Thursday

    Develop a curb habit…one that won’t have to be curbed.

    “We offer curb-to-curb bus service, which is unique compared to other transportation services. Curb-to-curb service allows our clients to be picked up at their home or any address provided and brought to their destination within the city limits,” explained Mike Rizzo, Semcac’s Rolling Hills Transit marketing manager. “No waiting outside in the elements — rain, cold, snow…they can walk out of their home and right into the bus.”

  • Memorial golf tournament held in honor of Caleb Eide

    If there are holes in the floor of heaven, Caleb Eide would have a nine-iron or a putter.

    “The Lanesboro Golf Course hosts an annual child-adult tournament, and it was an event that Caleb looked forward to every year. A tournament similar to the Lanesboro one is something Caleb had wanted to see come to life in Chatfield since the day we moved here,” shared Crystal Eide, speaking of her late son’s passion for the golf greens and the upcoming second annual Caleb Eide Memorial Golf Tournament.

  • New teacher excited to take music program in new direction

    Tyler Simpson’s Gopher, sweet Gopher.

    “I have not taught anywhere else. Once a Gopher, always a Chatfield Gopher. Chatfield is my home – there is nowhere else I would rather teach,” said Simpson. He is returning to the Chatfield School District as the district’s new fifth and sixth grade general music and junior and senior high school choir instructor.

  • Chatfield welcomes new special education, reading instructor

    Amy Miron’s horse sense didn’t stall – it went to the front of the classroom.

    “I had wanted to be a veterinarian because I loved animals so much and was crazy about horses,” related Chatfield High School’s new junior and senior high special education and reading instructor, sharing what she wanted to grow up be when she was a child.

  • The Chatfield School Board handled its August business in less than 20 minutes on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The board held its meeting in the high school media center as usual, but a week or so later due to the high school renovation project that had caused a furniture traffic jam there.

    Chatfield Superintendent Ed Harris reported that construction continues at the high school, but that it and staff should be ready for students on the first day of school, Sept. 5.

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