Stanchfield Township uses park funds to improve baseball field

The Isanti County Board gave its approval for Stanchfield Township to use township park funds to update and maintain their baseball field and playground for $3,380.

Stanchfield Township Clerk Valerie Anderson was present at the meeting Nov. 21 and explained the project includes replacing the swings, adding sand under the swings and repairing the fence.

The field is just off Highway 65 on Stanchfield Road NE in Stanchfield Township, Anderson said. The playground is located at the Stanchfield Townhall, 3441 389th Ave. (County Road 3).

If there are any funds left, the ballfield fence and field will be upgraded. Stanchfield Baptist Church is fundraising for the bases and to pay for other costs, Anderson said.

Patriot Award

Veterans Service Officer Jim Rostberg presented Isanti County Jail Supervisor Dennis Valentyn with a Patriot Award.

“If it wasn’t for the Guard and Reserve, the United States military would not be able to perform their obligation across the world,” Rostberg said. “Not only does it take the employee, but sometimes their supervisor or employer.”

The award recognizes supervisors and bosses nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominator.

The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.