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ZUMBROTA — Amanda Oliver & The New Pedestrians are a contemporary Americana — blues, country, and pop — band of an all-star lineup of musicians, featuring original material by Grammy-nominated songwriter Bill Giese. Hear them at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Crossings.
Tim Droogsma will be in his own home today, 12 days after being injured in a campaign parade accident. The campaign manager for secretary of state candidate John Howe spent a couple days in a hospital and then went to Red Wing care facility to work on rehabilitating his legs and hips. Droogsma will be released this afternoon, according to Howe.
The Red Wing Men's Chorus is looking for more singers to join the group to prepare for a holiday concert this winter. Led by Red Wing High School choral teacher Scott Perau, the group had its first concert on July 22, where the ensemble raised around $2,000 to go Red Wing High School choral music program. The group previously had 25 members, but Perau is looking for more male singers, ages 14 and older, with any vocal range. The first rehearsal will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Red Wing High School. Each rehearsal will be on Thursday nights at the school.
Q: I work nights, so I sleep during the day. My neighbor loves to listen to his radio loudly while he gardens, which happens to be near my house. What can I do to have a little more quiet in my neighborhood? A couple years ago, I asked him if he could turn the radio down a little, but this upset him and we are no longer speaking. A: It sounds to me, no pun intended, that your neighbor is directly affecting your quality of life.
Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity is marking 25 years of helping families find safe and affordable housing. More than 30 homes have been built in cities throughout the county from Lake City to Kenyon. To celebrate this achievement, members of the public are invited to a party 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Courtyard at Colvill Park in Red Wing. There will be free food, games for children, music and lots of information about the Habitat mission. There will be homemade pie available to purchase.
Blessing of the backpacks First Lutheran Church, Red Wing, will have its annual blessing of the backpacks — and bookbags, briefcases, etc. — at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 19, worship services. Students as well as teachers and others are invited to bring their gear. Eat at a Community Meal The Community Meal/Sunday Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at First United Methodist Church. The host congregation also will provide the servers this weekend. The free meal open to all.
Red Wing Public Works Department said there will be no parking on the portion of Levee Road from the bulkheads to Withers Harbor Drive beginning Monday, Sept. 17. There will be single-lane traffic with lane shifts to allow for equipment and trucks working on the dredging of the small boat harbor. In addition, there will be no fishing or parking on the west bulkhead. The work will be conducted weekdays, with no restrictions on Saturdays and Sundays for the duration of the project. The dredging is expected to take three weeks. Traffic control will be in place.
Q: Is there a process for the care and handling of a pet that I am no longer able to care for? A: Thank you for asking this question. Life situations happen, which may result in financial, health reasons or changes in living conditions that do not allow for the continued care of pets. In my law enforcement career I have seen pets that are part of the family and treated as one would treat a child, and I have seen the other side were pets are treated as property or a thing to be disposed of when no longer wanted/needed.
What compelled you to run for public office and what experience and talents would you bring? When former Sheriff Scott McNurlin announced that he was not going to seek another term I was approached by numerous current staff that encouraged me to run. Throughout my 33-year career at the Sheriff's Office I have been very fortunate to work for sheriffs who made our office a very good place to work. I want to ensure that our employees continue to have as good of careers that I have had.
What compelled you to run for public office and what experience and talents would you bring? I ran for office because I want to make a difference for our staff and our citizens. My entire career has revolved around helping citizens and this is where my passion is and what I do best. In this campaign I have met many people and heard the changes they want for our community and believe I can facilitate change.