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Today Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Saturday Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. American Legion oratorical contest, 1 p.m., Legion clubrooms. Square dance, 7:30 p.m., Music Loft at Hobgoblin Music. Social Singles, 8 p.m., Sheldon Theatre. Leo Kottke, 8 p.m., Sheldon Theatre. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. (Big Book) and 8 p.m. (non-smoking), AA clubroom above Elks Club. Senior Dance, 6 p.m., Red Wing Elks Club.
Alvin Richard Vogt, 85, Pepin, died Wednesday at Pepin Manor. He was born April 15, 1917, in Nelson, Wis., to Albert and Emma (Preifert) Vogt. He attended school in Nelson, then worked with his father on the home farm. On Aug. 17, 1940, he married Anga Thompson. They moved to Nelson in 1945, where he worked for the Nelson Cooperative Creamery for 25 years. She died Dec. 25, 1969. On April 7, 1971, he married Faye Hetrick in Nelson. They lived in Nelson where he worked for the Corps of Engineers until retiring in 1983. In September 1996 he moved to the Eastside Apartments in Pepin.
CANNON FALLS -- Goodhue County commissioners set 2003 goals at their annual workshop Wednesday. The budget was the No. 1 issue at the session led by leadership consultant Steve Johnson of Red Wing, and commissioners know they may face some tough decisions, especially if state aid is drastically reduced to county governments.
Joel G. Kyllo, 89, Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Goodhue, died Dec. 28, in Mesa, Ariz. He was born Jan. 19, 1913, in Belle Creek Township to Robert and Clara (Dokken) Kyllo. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school. He graduated from Goodhue High School in 1932. He served in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge he started working in the shipyards in Bremerton, Wash. In the late 1960s he retired and moved to Apache Junction.
12&Under girls hockey Red Wing was defeated by Prior Lake 13-1 Tuesday night. Elle Anderson had Red Wing's lone goal. She was assisted by Katie Vonch and Elizabeth Bauer. A Squirts ROCHESTER -- Red Wing defeated Rochester 7-1 Sunday. Patrick Noesen had a hat trick to lead Red Wing, while Kas Mapel, Andrew Shock and Josh Mensing (2) also scored. Getting assists for Red Wing were Shock, Noesen, Henry Jaeger and Jerod Nelson. Splitting time in goal for Red Wing were Abe Rohan and Nick Blue.
Police tickets Monday: Male, 16, Red Wing, illegal consumption. Tuesday: Qwenton Owen, 1427 12th St., speeding (43-30); Dawn Webster, River Falls, speeding (47-30). Wednesday: Nikolaas Murphy, 727 Maple St., driving after suspension; no registration, no proof of insurance. Today: Matthew Hammer, Eau Claire, Wis., illegal consumption, possession of small amount of marijuana; Ross Kent, Eau Claire, illegal consumption. Sheriff's tickets Monday: David Anderson, Cottage Grove, Minn., speeding (75-55). Tuesday: Andrew Gaebeath, Rochester, spee
Ruth Elizabeth Folly, 89, Zumbrota, died Wednesday at Zumbrota Hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1913, in Zumbrota to August and Elizabeth (Hinrichs) Grimm, graduated from Zumbrota High School in 1931, and then worked as a telephone operator at Zumbrota Telephone Co. On Dec. 26, 1936, she married Clyde Folly in Zumbrota. They lived in Mattoon, Ill. After retiring in 1975, they moved back to Zumbrota. She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed craft work, especially needlework, and cooking. Survivors include one son, David of Zumbrota; nieces and nephews.
CORRECTION Scrapper's Story Scrapper's Story opened last Thursday in Red Wing. A story in Tuesday's edition reported that the business would open today. We're sorry for the error. BRIEFS 4-H Goodhue County 4-H fund-raising committee will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cannonball in Cannon Falls.
It's awfully nice of Packer fans not to say a solitary word against another team's total embarrassment -- 6-10 record and no playoff spot. In reference to the article on Wal-Mart (R-E, Jan. 7): If Wal-Mart's not looking to take employees from our downtown stores, why are their representatives going into our stores and handing out little blue cards to our employees, asking them if they are happy or if they'd like to change, and with a contact person on the card? Wal-Mart normally opens with twice as many people as they intend to keep, and then after they weed through, then what?
The Red Wing City Council's annual retreat offers opportunity to orient new members and give time for newcomers and veterans alike to shape an agenda. But there will be extra work for this year's workshop Friday and Saturday at Mississippi National Links. Newly elected President Steve Castner faces an especially difficult task in getting the council to think as one -- emphasizing "we" over "me" -- and to lay out a vision for the city's continued vitality.