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RIVER TRAFFIC Friday: Dell Butcher, 14 barges, up, 10 a.m.; Lyon, 2 barges, down, 10:31 a.m.; Martha R.
Town Hall meeting Red Wing City Council will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Red Wing Public Library to discuss budget issues, impact and solutions. Residents are encouraged to attend. Newcomers Newcomers Book Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jimmy's Pub. Womens Center Womens Center Neighborhood Advisory Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Friendship House. Diamond Bluff Diamond Bluff Town Board will meet at 7:30 p.m.
GOODHUE -- Pride mingled with regret at the car show check-in table, where some members of the Goodhue Volksfest organizing committee spent Saturday morning accommodating the owners who brought vintage vehicles to display. Hilb Strusz and Eddie Hewitt couldn't have been more pleased with the turnout. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors lined both sides of Broadway. Participants in the Udder Run ran the gauntlet, rarely looking aside to see the old Chevies and Fords, sports cars, pickups and what-have-you.
When Kari-Berit Gustafson and her husband, Eric Ramlo, decided to move back home, they knew it could not be as renters or as children living with her dad, Dwight Gustafson. "We wanted to share the ownership of the house," she said. "We talked with Dad about this" idea of jointly owning and working on the house and living "in community." Ramlo explained, "There is not be a separate, partitioned area. We're a family now." For years she had teased her father that, because she and her husband have no children, someday he'd end up living with them.
Today Native American artist Russ Docken, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wild Wings Gallery, Lake City. Accordion music by Detlef Bordthauser, 1-3 p.m., Welch Station access, Cannon Valley Trail. Prairie Fire Children's Theatre and Pine Island students present "Beauty and the Beast," 2 p.m., Pine Island High School gym. Summer Silent Comedy Film Festival presents "The General," 2 p.m., Sheldon Theatre. Stone Mill Dinner Theater presents "21a," 7 pm. dinner, 8 p.m.
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.