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Red Wing's parks are showcased during the summer and for obvious reason. The riverfront, and the other green spaces scattered throughout the city, are a major attraction for residents and visitors alike. Family reunions. Company picnics. Touring car clubs. These and many other activities are welcomed at parks across the state and country -- or so we thought. City officials last month at St. Cloud, Minn., voted to restrict public gatherings of 50 or more at three of its park. The official reason?
Plans are under way for a river cleanup June 27-28 in Red Wing, announced organizers of the Mississippi River Relief-Big River Cleanup. An estimated 100 volunteers will comb the riverbanks from Colvill Park to Prairie Island. The event is one stop on the 400-mile, summer-long cleanup that will begin Saturday in the Twin Cities and end Aug. 23 in the Quad Cities, Iowa. Last year, more than 1,200 volunteers collected nearly 100 tons of trash from the Mississippi River during an eight-day cleanup in the Twin Cities.
CALENDAR Today Peace vigil, 4:30-5:30 p.m., John Rich Park. Cannon Cruisers Car Club, 7 p.m. depart Grandpa's Garage. Social Singles, 7 p.m., Godfathers. Goodhue Volksfest pageant, 7:30 p.m., Goodhue High School. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Saturday Goodhue Volksfest, 7 a.m. Udder Run. Garden Walk, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kenyon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m.
Herbert William Niedfeldt, 85, Red Wing, died Thursday at Fairview Seminary Home. He was born April 6, 1918, in Bangor, Wis., to Fred and Lena (Mensing) Niedfeldt and attended schools in Barre Mills, Wis. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Following his honorable discharge he attended business school in the Twin Cities. On May 14, 1943, he married Inez Mathiason in Santa Ana, Calif. For several years they lived in South Dakota, where he was a self-employed electrician. They moved to Rochester in 1970 and to Red Wing in 1971.
SENIOR MENU Jordan Tower II (June 14-16, 11:45 a.m.) (388-9875) Saturday: barbecue on bun, potato salad, baked beans, pickle, Jell-O cake. Monday: crab pasta salad, cukes in dressing, tomato, french bread, pear butterscotch crisp.
One Austin team lost and one Austin team won Thursday night at the Dewey Tauer Tournament in Red Wing. Dundas defeated the Austin Athletics 7-1 in the first game as the Dukes outhit Austin 9-2 in the game. The Athletics had six errors to suffer the loss. Tony LePage was the winning pitcher and teammate Steve Loos added a double. In the second game, the Austin Greyhounds beat Bay City 8-1. Austin outhit the Bombers 8-3. Tate Cummins had a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Greyhounds. He went 2-for-5 at the plate with four RBI.
ZUMBROTA -- What with all her sheep, dairy goats and chickens, two dogs, rabbits and geese, a donkey and a clique of kittens, Nancy Ellison is not likely to get lonely. Plus she's got grandchildren just down the road. But those contacts aren't enough for her affable nature. Ellison also opens her sheep farm to visitors through the Country Heritage Adventures Farm Tours. "It just seems to be my calling to share the farm with people," Ellison said.
TRAFFIC COURT The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court. Fines do not necessarily include surcharges or other fees imposed by the court. June 9: Pam Balmer, 520 11th St., animal at large, $25; Douglas Harkleroad, 210 E.
Today Gamblers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church. Hope Cemetery meeting, 7 p.m., Featherstone Town Hall. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., Red Wing Health Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Friday Bird lecture, 10 a.m., Red Wing Senior Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Peace vigil, 4:30-5:30 p.m., John Rich Park. Social Singles, 7 p.m., Godfathers.
CORRECTION All-America City delegation In a story that ran Tuesday, the R-E stated that a representative of the Mdewankton Dakota would be part of the local delegation representing Red Wing in Washington, D.C., as part of the All-America City competition. He is Native American, but is not a member of the Prairie Island Community. We are sorry for the error. BRIEFS Kiwanis picnic Kiwanis family picnic is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Colvill Park. Dawnbreakers, Golden, Noontime, Key Club, Builders and AKtion clubs are participating.