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AMBULANCE RUNS Friday: Gary Olson from Fairview Red Wing Medical Center to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 6:52 p.m. Saturday: Blanche Limbert from 440 W. Fifth St. to hospital, 10:07 a.m.; Blanche Bengston from hospital to Fairview-University Medical Center, Minneapolis,1:31 p.m.; Jennifer Stofer from Welch Village Ski Area to hospital, 2:10 p.m.; Sunday: Richard Wettern from 2005 Perlich Ave.
Opera Study Group Red Wing Opera Study Group will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the ninth floor of Seminary Plaza. Loretta Todd will present a video and study of "The Flying Dutchman" by Richard Wagner. The opera will be presented Feb. 22 to March 2 at the Ordway Theatre by the Minnesota Opera Co. Bluff and Prairie Quilters Bluff and Prairie Quilters will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at Red Wing Senior Center. Golden Kiwanis Golden Kiwanis will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. James Hotel.
LANESBORO, Minn. -- As an eagle soared peacefully above the high ropes course, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center lived up to its name. Fifth-graders from Burnside Elementary school traveled about 95 miles south to Lanesboro, Minn. for a three day stay in an environment much different from their typical classroom. Wednesday morning Bree Edblad, naturalist and liaison for Eagle Bluff, waited for three coach buses to break the natural silence and peer over the horizon, carrying 93 students and 14 chaperones. "I'm pretty much the gopher for them," he said.
To The Editor: Hats off to members of the Phoenix Theatre Co. whose powerful and soulful rendition of Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of My Heart" Saturday was provocative, stunning and incredibly well acted. The standing ovation was richly deserved. The play evoked the hell that was the Vietnam War from the perspective of female nurses and entertainers. The images of carnage, lost limbs, lost lives and the impossible nightmare of trying to piece lives together after having experienced Vietnam were difficult to watch.
WABASHA -- Mike Lidgerding has faithfully attended his local Ducks Unlimited event for more than 14 years. This year's event held a big surprise. The Wabasha resident won a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado when his name was selected from more than 300 qualifiers at Minnesota Ducks Unlimited events conducted during the past 12 months. "Our southeastern Minnesota DU chapter is called the Quacker Backers and the event is held in Kellogg. That's where I qualified," Lidgerding said. "When I was selected as one of five finalists, I told my wife, Jackie, not to get too excited.
KARLSRUD-KAEDER Jennifer Jean Karlsrud and Jason Lyle Kaeder of Red Wing were married Oct. 30, 2002, in Ellsworth by the justice of the peace. She is the daughter of Mike and Betty Buchholtz of Red Wing. He is the son of R.J. and Jan Kaeder of Red Wing. Maid of honor was Amy Buchholtz of Red Wing, sister of the bride. She earned her GED at Colvill Family Center.
Faithkeepers perform at school Faithkeepers, an ecumenical group of about 80 high school students from the Red Wing area, will present a public concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Hovda Hall at Red Wing High School. Director Judy Berkeland said the spring concert -- the final event of the year -- is titled "One in Christ." In addition to the piano accompaniment of Judith Batten, students will add some guitar, drum and cello sounds to the choral presentation.
Editor's note: Following are answers to questions raised in People's Platform and researched by R-E staff writers.
It wasn't pretty, but it was just what the Red Wing girls basketball team needed. The Wingers concluded their regular season with an impressive 46-43 win over a scrappy Northfield squad in the Missota Conference Friday night. For six Red Wing seniors, it was their last home game. Erin Kelly, Emma Jaeger, Angie Hartmann, Katelyn Eberlein, Jenna Tebbe and Jamie Novak went out in style, finishing the regular season with more wins (11) than any Red Wing girls team in more than a decade. "I tip my hat to all the seniors," Coach Carl Pierson said.
Their districts will likely see no additional state aid in the next year or two, but some local school superintendents expressed relief that K-12 education didn't fare worse as Gov. Tim Pawlenty tries to close a $4.5 billion shortfall for 2004-05. Red Wing Supt. Kelly Smith wasn't particularly surprised, or disappointed, by Pawlenty's proposal. Smith said he wasn't expecting any increases in state aid In light of the sizable deficit. "We were expecting zero," Smith said.