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PINE ISLAND, Minn. -- Top-seeded Zumbrota-Mazeppa saw its playoff run come to an end Wednesday night with losses to Pine Island and Stewartville in Section 1AA West playoffs. The Cougars were knocked out of the winner's bracket with a 4-0 loss to Pine Island in eight innings. Steph Schroeder threw a no-hitter against Z-M, striking out 13 and walking one. Z-M then lost to Stewartville 6-3 in the loser's bracket.
Memorial Day is the traditional kickoff to summer, and the R-E is poised to keep readers up to date on the plethora of festivals in Red Wing and our neighboring communities. Readers' participation will help ensure that our listings are as complete as possible. Staff writer Ruth Nerhaugen is compiling a master calendar which will be published May 31. Each community has its regular celebrations River City Days in Red Wing, UFO Days in Elmwood, the Covered Bridge Festival in Zumbrota.
Elaine Winblad and Meleta Schuetzle have something in common: Both have attended Jefferson Elementary School, where they walked to class each day and had a fondness for their educators. "I like the staff and teachers (because) they help you," Schuetzle said. Though their difference is generational -- Winblad is 82 and Schuetzle just turned 10 -- they were among several hundred people who gathered Wednesday for a celebration of the old school building that will soon close. Early memories More than 300 former students -- including students or teachers from each decade
Gordy Fisher may turn 83 years old today, but his birthday isn't about to slow him down. In fact, Fisher will show his youth next week as he competes in the USA Volleyball National Championships in Minneapolis. Fisher will play in the 75-and-older division at the big tournament. Fisher is well known around the community for his dedication to volleyball. He started playing in 1936 and has been playing ever since, except for the years spent in World War II.
Goodhue County commissioners paved the way Tuesday for improvements to County Highway 1 and hired the firm WSB from Minneapolis as the consultant for design services. County Engineer Greg Isakson asked for three preliminary designs for the County Highways 1 and 6 intersection, and also for the portion of County 1 and the sharp curve and hill in Featherstone. Isakson explained that $800,000 of federal funding was available for the project which fits into the five-year county plan. The plan calls for County 1 from County 51 to 53 to be graded in 2004 and paved in 2005.
TRAFFIC COURT The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court.
Today Baby story time, 6:30 p.m., Red Wing Public Library. Hiawatha Toastmasters, 6:30 p.m., Senior Center. Social Singles, 6:30 p.m., Bierstube. AKtion Club, 6:30 p.m., Jordan Tower II. Rotary, 7 p.m., Red Wing Country Club. Red Wing Planning Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Wednesday Gift of aging, 10 a.m., Red Wing Senior Center. Al-Anon, 6:30 p.m., Friendship House, 480 W.
The Red Wing boys and girls golf teams both brought home Missota Conference titles Monday afternoon. The boys played in New Prague and carded a 317, defeating Holy Angels by six shots (323). Northfield finished third at 328, and Shakopee was fourth with a 338. "It was a very difficult day to play," boys Coach Todd Petterson said. "It was raining the entire time they played. From the second they teed off, until they finished. In these conditions, I thought we had a very low score." Red Wing's Pat Herzog claimed the individual championship.
Ron Wenzel of Winona, Minn., is the new director of custom training and education at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, President Jim Johnson announced. Wenzel graduated from Southeast Technical's electronics technology program in 1967 and received his bachelor's degree in industrial education from Winona State University in 1976. He believes in continuing education and takes classes regularly, Johnson noted. Wenzel was co-owner and founder of Riverside Electronics, which was started in 1984.
The Red Wing High School summer marching band will be canceled this summer, following action Monday night by the School Board. Chairman John Kern made clear that the board supports marching band, but calling off events was necessary due to the absence of a director. Marching band will continue next year after the position is filled. High school band director Andy Nelson delivered his letter of resignation May 6. He will be teaching in the fall in the Milaca School District north of the Twin Cities. "I fully support the board's decision," Nelson said this morning.