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Today Al-Anon, 6:30 p.m., Friendship House, 480 W. Eighth St. Wacouta board of review, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Pierce County Land Management Committee, 7 p.m., Courthouse. AMVETS Post 19, 7 p.m., American Legion. Alcoholics Anonymous (12-step meeting), 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Thursday Golden Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., St. James Hotel. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Kiwanis and Rotary, noon, St. James Hotel . Bluff and Prairie Quilters, 1 p.m., Red Wing Senior Center.
ELLSWORTH -- It wasn't done without finger pointing, but the Pierce County Board voted last week to transfer $362,961 from the general fund to cover deficits in the 2002 jail and Sheriff's Department budgets. The sheriff's account "is a budget that is always coming back to the well for money," complained Supervisor Bill Schroeder, Hager City. He urged department administrators to "try to keep things under control." Schroeder said the county has negotiated good deals to board prisoners in other counties.
Red Wing junior pitcher Emily Rooney was masterful Tuesday afternoon against Farmington. And the Wingers' defense was even better. There was just one problem: Farmington pitcher Erin Leone refused to make a mistake. Both Leone and Rooney took no-hitters into the seventh inning, but Farmington finally solved the Red Wing hurler as the Tigers ripped two hits and brought home the game's only run for a 1-0 Missota Conference win. Rooney was the hard-luck loser, facing just 24 batters and striking out four.
Juniors Erik Diley of Prescott and Casey Brownell of Pepin were scheduled to suit up for the R-E's All-Area charity basketball game last month. It was an opportunity to get a little recognition, have some fun with their peers, and earn money for charities. Rules of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association prohibited their participation. In short, athletes -- seniors as well as underclassmen -- are not allowed to participate in any type of all-star game until after their high school eligibility expires.
Representatives of local governing bodies will be meeting Thursday evening in Zumbrota to assess what's been done to meet the first round of budget reductions. If they've done their homework, they ought to run out of flip charts. The League of Minnesota Cities has rolled out its response to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed cuts to local government aid.
Red Wing baseball coach Brian Auge said his team came away from Monday's game "a little better and a little tougher" despite a loss. The Wingers lost 3-2 in nine innings to Rochester Mayo in a nonconference contest. "This was an outstanding high school baseball game," Auge said. "Both teams played well." The Wingers took an early lead with a run in the fourth inning. Nick Carlson reached base on an error and was moved to second and then third by sacrifice bunts from Dave Jenson and Marcus Schmit.
BASEBALL Rochester Mayo 3, Red Wing 2 Lewiston-Altura 6, Goodhue 2 Lewiston-Altura 6, Goodhue 1 SOFTBALL Lewiston-Altura 13, Goodhue 0 Lewiston-Altura 15, Goodhue 2 Randolph 7, Kenyon-Wanamingo 4
Today Pierce County Board of Health, 6 p.m., office. Wacouta Town Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Hiawatha Toastmasters, 6:30 p.m., Red Wing Senior Center. "Parenting for Prevention Celebrating 10 Years of KIDS: Handle With Care," 7 p.m., Red Wing High School. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Wednesday Business and Professional Women's Colloquiu, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. , Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Women's Network, noon, St.
The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court. Fines do not necessarily include surcharges or other fees. April 3: Thomas Skulski, Hager City, no valid license watercraft, $15; Mark Blaisdell, Lake City, false information to officer, $100, two days jail; Delores Erath, Zumbrota, dumping of garbage, $200; Debra Floren, Kenyon, speeding (64-55), $40; Daniel Nelson, Kenyon, speeding (51-30), $70; Troy Rasmussen, Zumbrota, speeding (73-55), $60; Jacob St.
Red Wing School Board took action Monday night that will ultimately reduce 30 teaching positions and nine programs within the district. Forty-six positions are in jeopardy as the board slices some $2.2 million from the district's $23 million budget for $2003-04. The cuts are necessary to pull the district out of statutory operating debt. Thirty-five tenured employees -- including Sue Wolter, president of the local teachers union -- were placed on an unrequested leave of absence and have the right to request a hearing.