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To the Editor: Graduates of Red Wing High School Class of 1989, please join your fellow Wingers for a night of good times and great memories. Our 20-year reunion barn party will be 5 p.m. to midnight (rain or shine) Aug. 1 at Flueger Springs Farm, 29880 Flower Valley Road. We'll have catered BBQ, beverages and live music with The Scotty Reed Band playing Texas blues. The ticket price is $75. Visit event.pingg.com/ rwchclassof89 for details. For your convenience, use PayPal and send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org (provide names of people attending and include maiden name).
To the Editor: This is an open letter to all members of the U.S. Congress. Heed this or enjoy your last term. We, the people, demand that single payer be included in whatever health care reform legislation you pass. We will watch your actions closely, so keep the following in mind before casting your vote. Make it count for all Americans. Health care reform is meaningless if: 1. There is no public option. 2. Everybody is not covered. 3. Coverage can be denied based on pre-existing conditions. 4. It does not contain patients' rights. 5.
To the Editor: Many people contributed time, effort, aluminum and money so we could have the traditional Fourth of July fireworks display. It was a special celebration this year with the grand opening of the new Central Park band shell. The Jones Foundation and Scott and Anne Jones made the funding available and spent time assuring a beautiful facility is available to the community for today and generations to come. Don Kliewer coined the Mississippi Alumination name and brought the idea of collecting aluminum cans as a fundraiser.
To the Editor: After the 2000 election, I and many Democrats and Independents were devastated that George Bush won despite Al Gore receiving 300,000 more popular votes and the apparent hijacking of the presidency by the Supreme Court. As time passed and on the urging of Gore, we fell in step with the other half of the country with the assurance of Bush that he was a "uniter, not a divider." Years later we saw Bush for what he truly was and became disenchanted, if not hostile to his presidency, but only after he abused the Constitution and his trust with the American people.
To the Editor: I am writing about the wasteful and senseless spending of Red Wing taxpayers' money. My money, your money. Since when has the need become so urgent to invade the renters' privacy that someone is using our money to the tune of $150,000 or more to inspect and come through our homes. Because we rent, are we less clean or irresponsible or unworthy of the same respect and privacy as homeowners?
To the Editor: I am an adjunct instructor with Concordia-St. Paul University in the master's program for differentiated instruction. This past term I had the opportunity to have Red Wing teacher Emily Seefeldt and Lake City teachers Cindy Martin and Kara Majchrzak in my class. The focus of the class is to give the students the knowledge and tools they need to effectively disseminate research. The main product of the class is a fairly intensive literature review of a topic related to differentiated instruction. I am proud to tell you that Ms. Seefeldt, Ms. Martin and Ms.
To the Editor: Hats off the city crew and all who worked so hard to complete the Central Park project by July Fourth. It looks beautiful. June Gustafson Red Wing
To the Editor: We would like to announce the first reunion of the descendants of Margaretha Schmidt, Schulenberg, Peters, Dammann. It will be held at Colvill Park in Red Wing Aug. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. Margaretha Schmidt, Schulenberg, Peters immigrated in 1881 with her two children, Dora and John Peters. In 1882 she married Peter Dammann of Goodhue.
To the Editor: Community service and volunteerism is making a huge comeback. In fact, Wisconsin is a state known for one of the most volunteering populations in the country. Have you ever looked back at a memorable moment when you were part of something big? I mean a big event, a big impact for our region, friends made, a lasting impact for decades to come and your personal satisfaction as being part of its success.
To the Editor: The final budget bill, negotiated behind closed doors, passed the Wisconsin Senate 17-15, with all Republicans and one Democrat voting no. Democratic leadership introduced and passed a two-year state budget that increases spending by $4 billion, raises state taxes and fees by $2.1 billion, leaves the state with a structural deficit of nearly $2.3 billion for the next budget, and borrows another $2.9 billion. I voted against the budget bill. Budget bills are about choices and priorities, and there was little doubt that the historic budget shortfall would be challenging.