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A Red Wing funeral prearrangement specialist was Funeral Directors Life Insurance Co.'s top performing sales professional in 2010. Betsy Paida Mahn with Laker Planning also was inducted into company's Million Dollar Club this spring. She has spent 13 years helping people plan ahead for funeral expenses. The most important part for me in all of this is the families I meet every day," she said.
The second in the Republican Eagle's summer series "Keepin' it local" appears in the June 15 edition. We started with Goodhue last week, cruised down Highway 58 to Pine Island and eventually intend to visit most villages and towns in our coverage area by Labor Day Weekend. Some weeks -- including this one, when we'll write about Miesville in the weekend edition -- we'll feature two locales. The impetus for this year's theme was threefold: 1. The U.S. Census Bureau reported preliminary 2010 census results for area communities this spring.
George Gorman, a man who loved politics, his community, his church and foremost, his family, died Sunday. He was 90, and he had spent 70 of those years campaigning - not for himself but for his principles and the candidates who reflected those ideals. A soft-spoken grocer from Goodhue, he became a behind-the-scenes force in Minnesota politics, friends and colleagues recalled. Gorman was never the one to tell that he was friend and adviser to some big names in Minnesota politics -- Hubert H.
A passerby pulled a Rochester man from the Mississippi River near Levee Park on Saturday afternoon. Oscar Haddorff, 56, was pulled from the water and Red Wing Ambulance took him to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. The 911 call came around 1:35 p.m., according to Red Wing Fire Department Capt. Scott Will. "We got there and he was already out of the water," Will said.
St. Brigid's at Hi-Park has a new director of nursing. Kathleen "Kass" Bailey of Wabasha assumed her new duties May 2. Bailey had been director of nursing at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester for three years. Her experience includes work as a clinical manager for Wabasha Clinic and Lake City Medical Center, both members of the Mayo Health System. "I have been in the long-term care industry for 33 years and I have a passion for what I do," Bailey said. Bailey has nursing degrees from Rochester Community College and Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical.
Capital Safety brought its global sales meeting to Red Wing this week. The local plant, which is home to the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall-protection equipment, is playing host to "Drive to New Heights." The conference runs Sunday through Thursday at the plant as well as Treasure Island Resort & Casino. "The meeting will bring more than 200 attendees from 20 countries to our area," spokesperson Jenna Bennett said. Officials noted that the meeting comes on the heels of a record fiscal year, which closed March 31.
The Parade insert in the April 23-24 edition of the Republican Eagle featured the cover story "The First Ladies of D.C.
Gary Fridell said he's pleased Red Wing finally disclosed the appraisal for Mississippi National Golf Links. He emphasizes finally. He approached City Hall last September for all public data -- including the appraisal -- regarding the city-owned course and its proposed sale. The city replied something to the effect of "give us $600 and we'll get you the information we can," the former Goodhue County attorney said, adding "That's no way to run government." He didn't pay.
The Red Wing Sustainability Commission is taking a broad, long-range view of Earth Day. The emphasis starts before April 22, 2011, and goes beyond that day, according to Commissioner Michelle Meyer. "Part of our goal is education and to make sustainability more an everyday thing," she said. "Think: 'Can I use this again?' before throwing it in the garbage." With that in mind, the commission is helping support and sponsor the following local events for Earth Day 2011: Healthy Kids Day April 16 The Red Wing Family YMCA will coordinate games and activities at A.P.
Steve Van Nurden makes no bones about the fact he knows more about Boston's options for medical manufacturing than any Minnesota community's options. The chairman of Mayo Foundation's Office of Intellectual Property travels the country and world looking for companies to make Mayo Clinic's innovative products and devices.