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To The Editor: I found refreshing listening to a radio interview Monday morning with County Commissioner Roseanne Grosso who recognized that all government money comes from the same pockets. Federal, state, county and city all depend on the same taxpayer. She spoke of considering how the county could make cuts and where efforts could be combined with other government bodies to cut costs. She was apprehensive over the severity of cuts to comply with budget restrictions, and wondered if indeed they could be met. But, there was not the pointing of fingers, blaming etc.
When it's properly executed, the motion offense is a beautiful thing to watch. Right now, the Red Wing boys basketball team looks like it invented the motion offense. Tuesday night Red Wing inched closer to its first Missota Conference title since 1999, downing Hutchinson 61-49. It was Red Wing's 10th straight win. The Wingers improved to 17-5 overall and 10-1 in the conference. The Wingers played without senior co-captain Marcus Schmit, who is suffering from strep throat.
Goodhue County commissioners had not yet heard specifics of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 2004-05 budget, but County Administrator David Hamilton told them Tuesday that staff is preparing to deal with the cuts. Hamilton attended a meeting of the Association of Minnesota Counties that dealt with the anticipated cuts in state aid.
Class of 1953 Central High School Class of 1953 planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Perkins Restaurant. Loaves and Fishes Loaves and Fishes meal will be served at 5 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Hiawatha Valley Baptist Church will serve the free, public meal. Social Singles Social Singles will travel to Oak Center Friday to hear the Granary Girls who begin playing at 8 p.m. For information, call 388-1669. On Saturday they will travel to the Badlands for tubing.
At Lake City Hospital: Feb. 13, 2003 Kaitlyn Marie Hauschildt was born Thursday to Stephanie Hoyt and Christopher Hauschildt of Millville.
To The Editor: On Saturday, when peace demonstrations were taking place in growing numbers all over the world, we were on Highway 61, perhaps 30 or 40 Red Wing people holding our little signs, greeted with appreciative beeps and thumbs up by many passing motorists -- and fingers up or thumbs down by a few. I suspect we each had as many reasons for being there as the Bush administration has offered for going to war. Their logic has been stuck together like a shish kebab without any stick running down the middle. First, it was the war against terrorism.
BOYS HOCKEY Henry Sibley 6, La Crescent 0 GIRLS BASKETBALL Rochester Lourdes 48, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 38 Elgin-Millville 47, Rushford-Peterson 31 Plum City 45, Eau Claire Immanuel
The Army men's swimming and diving program was one win shy of the program's 600th victory. The team couldn't get that victory Feb. 7 against Brown, but it wasn't due to Red Wing's Doug Klein. Klein did more than his share as he swept the diving competition. He won the one-meter diving with 277.13 points and the three-meter diving with 277.58. "The divers were a huge part of our success," Coach John O'Neill wrote on the team's Web site.
Red Wing city officials are criticizing State Auditor Patricia Awada's report released last week that linked city spending and local government aid. In a nutshell, she said, the more state aid that cities receive, the more they spend. Awada recommended cutting LGA by 51 percent to cities with populations exceeding 2,500. Red Wing's Finance Director Marshall Hallock said he is concerned that the report relied on per-capita data rather than analyzing both spending and revenue.
Today Red Wing Port Authority, 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Baby story time, 6:30 p.m., Red Wing Public Library. Red Wing School Board, 6:30 p.m. high school. Red Wing Planning Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Wednesday Pierce County Building Committee, 8:30 a.m., Courthouse. North Star Extension home study group, 1:30 p.m., Maxine Kuhl's home. Tax assistance, 6-8 p.m., Red Wing Public Library. Al-Anon, 6:30 p.m., Friendship House, 480 W.