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There will be advance ticket sales for the Section 1AAA boys basketball finals. Red Wing will meet Rosemount for the section championship at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester. Tickets can be purchased Wednesday between 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. in Hovda Auditorium at Red Wing High School and between 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the principal's office.
Today Central High School Class of 1973 reunion meeting, 6:30 p.m., 811 Central Ave. Town meeting with Sen. Steve Murphy, 7 p.m., Pine Island Town Creamery. Pierce County Land Management Committee, 7 p.m., Courthouse.
The Red Wing City Council Monday directed staff to eliminate $1.2 million from its 2003 budget. The cuts are effective immediately. The council already budgeted $500,000 for anticipated cuts, but after Gov. Tim Pawlenty released his budget two weeks ago, city officials statewide began scrambling to find additional cuts. In addition to the $500,000 contingency fund, funding will be cut to several non-city programs, including the youth outreach workers, Goodhue County Historical Society and Red Wing Area Seniors.
One of the many money savers that the school district was looking at in this budget crisis was the idea of different scheduling options. We decided to go out and see what Red Wing High School students thought about these options. The district came up with three plausible choices: a 7-period day (what we have now), a 6-period day, and a 5-period trimester. Block scheduling became impossible because it is one of the most expensive scheduling options possible.
This year, $2.2 million in cuts will be made to Red Wing High School. Several teachers voiced opinions on what the budget cuts would do for their particular department. For example, Mr. Kevin Horvat of the science department says: "First of all, we will most likely lose at least one teacher in the science department at the high school. When you lose a teacher, the students have to go somewhere.
AMBULANCE RUNS Friday: Toby Dietzler from Fairview Red Wing Medical Center to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 8:11 p.m.; no transport from 32778 Hill Ave., 11:27 p.m. Saturday: Helen Dammann from Jordan Tower 1 to hospital, 8:21 a.m.; Virgil Dicke from hospital to 1136 Maple St., 10:23; Eleanor Magee from Hi Park Care Center to hospital, 10:24 a.m.; then to Rochester St. Marys, 1:08 p.m.; Helen Goulet from Seminary Home to hospital, 5:56 p.m., and return, 6:48 p.m.; Mildred Hjermstad from hospital to St. Marys, 11:54 p.m. Sunday: Shawn Siebold from 752 1/2 McSorley St.
Today TOPS, 5 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Red Wing Sister Cities Commission, 5:15 p.m., City Hall. Kindergarten meeting, 6 p.m., Sunnyside Elementary School. Women's Ordination Conference, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church. Red Wing City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Mississippi Shuffle planning committee, 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church. AA/Narcotics Anonymous for teens, 7 p.m., St.
ZUMBROTA -- Zumbrota-Mazeppa high school students have joined a nationwide project of 250 schools and 100,000 students in working to integrate student voices into school changes. Project 540 is attempting to bridge the gap between the way schools are now and the way they might be if students' comments were taken more into consideration. "The goal is that we can change something in our school," said Stacy Kennedy, Project 540 leadership team participant.
Several people were taken to Fairview Red Wing Hospital after a series of accidents this morning on Pioneer Road between Village Drive and Twin Bluff Middle School. According to the State Patrol, the first accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. when Scott Johnson, 18, Red Wing, slowed for a car stopped in the roadway and was rearended by a vehicle driven by Alex Thompson, 16, Red Wing. Johnson and Thompson had gotten out of their vehicles and were walking to talk to the driver of the stopped vehicle when they were struck by a vehicle driven by Daniel Baartman, 18, Red Wing.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Red Wing boys swimming and diving team left the Class A state meet without hardware in its possession Saturday. But the Wingers weren't the least bit disappointed. Within minutes of senior Ben Swarts returning to the bus, he noted it was the first time in his six years at the state meet that the Wingers were leaving without a trophy. After consistently placing in the top three at the Class A meet, Red Wing placed 10th with 102.5 points Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. St.