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To the Editor: We want to clarify the reason for our override of Mayor John Howe's veto of the 2009 budget item: City Hall remodeling. It is highly unlikely that any money will be spent on City hall this year. The term "remodeling" has been a cause for confusion. Actually, we had hoped to use local businesses to improve the heating and air conditioning, as well as add insulation and repair some walls if the money was available.
To the Editor: The other day I had business in Red Wing. After I left the county courthouse I headed for the Goodhue County History Center. Finding the road blocked because of construction, I took the marked detour. The last half block of the trip was a gravel alley, but I got there. I would like to congratulate the city on the signage they provided during the construction. If only it was that good on the regular route. If the city isn't careful the History Center may lose the title of Red Wing's best kept secret. Impressed. John Cole Kenyon
To the Editor: The 148th Goodhue County Fair has closed the books on a successful year. A big thank you to all of the 4-H and open class exhibitors, the commercial exhibitors and vendors, the fair staff and all of the myriad of volunteers that help throughout the week. Our barns were filled to capacity with livestock with the need of an additional tent for some and other exhibits were up. The weather cooperated for the most part and we were blessed with good attendance. Congratulations to all of our winners and participants: Tour hard work was enjoyed by all.
To the Editor: I would like to warn individuals using valet parking about what happened to me and could easily happen to them. In May, I went out for a relaxing evening. I always use valet parking because it is too hard for me to walk very far. That night, I pulled into the area where one leaves the vehicle for valet attendants to take it to the valet lot. I received the claim ticket from an attendant and left my van. Before I could even get to the front door, a man jumped in and stole it.
To the Editor: Congratulations to the Goodhue Public Schools and the community for giving students the opportunity to hear the speech by President Obama.
To the Editor: Once more I am so very proud to have been a long-term member of the Goodhue School teaching staff. Goodhue, Lake City, Cannon Falls, and most other schools in our nation have made available to their students the opportunity of hearing the wonderfully motivating, live message from President Obama on their opening day of school. Everything I have seen him do and everything I have heard him say promise that this will be a priceless opportunity for the young people who were allowed to hear him speak live Tuesday.
To the Editor: So this is what it has come to. This president is so distrusted and so alienated segments of the American population that even parents are forbidding him to speak to their children in their classrooms. What happened to the "Great Uniter" who proclaimed that he would transcend partisan politics, racial enmity and class envy? It is apparent that the messiah, rather than walking on water, he is slowly sinking into a quagmire of mendacity. The American people have instinctively recognized that he is a dangerous charlatan.
To the Editor: In his campaign, President Obama promised change. The American people believed him, but the specific changes were not enumerated. What we have now is not what we were led to believe. Does that make him a deceiver?
To the Editor: Red Wing is not in a good fiscal position to be spending more money on City Hall remodels (R-E, Aug. 26 and 28). City Council members have concerns of which city services to cut. The city is in a hiring freeze with funding deficits. Yet they have no concern about public input for this remodel project? Being an elected City Council member does not entitle anyone to act in an irresponsible manner with the taxpayers' money by refusing public input and ramming this veto down the mayor's throat.
To the Editor: We were extremely disappointed that our Republican Eagle chose to publish the demeaning and negative cartoon of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (R-E, Aug. 28). For all his legislative accomplishments, and a true champion of justice, fairness, and compassion, it is offensive that a positive image was not selected. Mr. Kennedy dedicated 47 years to public service. He was not in search of fortune, fame or power, only attempting to change the lives of those without voice. His powerful voice will be missed. David and Kathie Asp Red Wing