Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism.
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A two-vehicle accident resulted in a non-life threatening incident for a Kenyon woman on Sept. 11. Peggy Gay Nelson, 76, was stopped at the crossover on Highway 52 at County Road 8 when she pulled in front of Vicky Jean Hardecopf, 53, Dexter, who was traveling southbound, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Nelson was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls. Both women were wearing their seat belts. The Minnesota State Patrol, Goodhue County Sheriff's Office and Cannon Falls Ambulance responded to the accident.
While eating dinner with her mother last school year, Hannah Coyle received a video via Snapchat — a common occurrence in the life of a teenager. Coyle opened it, only to be mortified. The video, shot in the hockey locker room at the Red Wing School District, depicted a fellow male student bragging about having sex with Coyle. Coyle, confused, had no relationship with this student, nor did she have sex with this individual. She described the unnamed student as "would not be someone you say hi to in the halls."
Injured former Red Wing Mayor John Howe is back on the campaign trail. The former state senator and his campaign manager, Tim Droogsma, were hurt as a parade concluded in Carver on Sept. 9. The candidate for secretary of state candidate was riding with others on the back of a trailer during a parade and said the conditions were ideal; the parade route was perfectly normal. As the parade ended, the person driving the tractor-trailer lost control, driving upwards of 18 mph.
On Sept. 10, motorists should expect traffic delays on the Wisconsin side of the Eisenhower Bridge as crews repair the road. The work will take place between Highway 63 near 825th Street, as crews fill and repair voids under the road at a large box culvert. Traffic delays are expected to last all day.
The human remains found July 14, 2018, in West Newton were that of David John Sheridan, a boater who had been missing since late-April, the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office announced Friday. The remains were identified by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension through a DNA match, according to the Sept. 7 news release. Sheridan, 61, of Pepin, had taken his Dragonfly sailboat for a test run on Lake Pepin and was reported missing after the boat was found unoccupied the following morning.
KENYON — Pulling up to L&R Poultry, you may be greeted by a curious hen. On the 72-acre Kenyon farm, the 300 laying hens are working hard, pumping out 430 dozen eggs per month. They're free range as well, walking near the woods, taking the conventional dirt bath to rid their feathers of potential parasites. Not far down the road, fields of squash, potatoes and organically grown, no-till vegetables grow as well.
Pierce County experienced a strong storm on the afternoon of Sept. 4, causing slight flooding. The rainfall totals were high according to the National Weather Service local storm report on Sept. 5. The following were the rainfall totals with corresponding times from the storm: • 7 a.m.: Prescott, 2.39 inches. • 7 a.m.: Ellsworth, 3.04 inches. • 7 a.m.: River Falls, 2.27 inches. • 8 a.m.: El Paso Township: 2.81 inches.
With school starting, students will return to the classroom with changes awaiting them. Most notably, no more cellphones in class, no advisory class and no backpacks. The discussion on these areas has been going on since last year, with faculty and administration working together to find a solution to a problem plaguing the district. Red Wing High School Principal Todd Herber has talked about the policy changes over the summer and presented his final time before the school year started Aug. 20. Cell phones, backpacks = out
Goodhue County employees came out in full force Thursday, Aug. 30 to donate blood in honor of Commissioner Ron Allen. Allen, who is receiving treatments for leukemia, has received 37 blood transfusions this summer. Fellow Commissioner Paul Drotos helped conceive the idea, according to Allen who spoke with the Republican Eagle in the middle of receiving his most recent blood transfusion. Allen said he's "proud" of the county employees who took time out of their schedules to donate blood.
A Goodhue couple has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct. A hearing in the case was held Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Goodhue County District Court Michael and Heather Germain were arrested in April 2017 after an investigation into reports of a juvenile being sexually assaulted and exploited.