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To the Editor: I called Hiawathaland Transit busing service and discovered through an automated message that it didn't run the buses Dec. 26 or Jan. 2 for the "New Year's Holiday." They said operations would be running on schedule Jan. 3. I wish I would've known buses weren't running Monday as I wouldn't have stood in the bitter cold for 30 minutes. Is it normal to have this day off for public transportation and I didn't know anything about it? I saw no flyers or bulletins in the local newspaper indicating such a change.
To the Editor: Please add attending First Friday to your New Year's resolutions for 2012. First Friday is a Red Wing Downtown Main Street promotion to reacquaint residents to our downtown. Not only will you have a good time discovering what our downtown holds, you will be helping our local economy. Your dollars spent in locally owned businesses have three times the impact on our community. This helps create jobs and maintain the unique character of Red Wing. Something special is planned for the first Friday of each month by participating businesses. On Jan.
To the Editor: I commend Tim Alms for that beautiful winter scene in the Saturday Dec. 24 REal Life portion of our local paper. It is so peaceful and serene, like not one snowflake had moved after it fell. I think he should enter that in a contest. Also the poem was great, too, made up by the three writers. Great job! Ione Hager Red Wing
To the Editor: To the Red Wing nurse that was in attendance at the Shakopee/Red Wing hockey game this past week and helped a little girl choking on popcorn. That little girl is my granddaughter Charlie and on behalf of my entire family would like to extend our thanks. Pattie Jagusch Red Wing
To the Editor: Recently both Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, candidates for president in the Republican primaries, were left off the Virginia ballot, a very important primary, due to the fact that neither one filed the necessary petitions required by law in a timely manner. I would not request to see their birth certificates, but would like to see their high school diplomas. Richard W. Johnson Wacouta
To the Editor: Isn't it sad that Goodhue County is suddenly being surrounded by the human vultures, who in the last few years, have been circling it with their millions and billions of dollars to spend? These human vultures want to decimate our beautiful county with its gorgeous blufflands, valleys and rolling farmlands with their open pit blufftop sand mines and ugly wind turbines. They want to come in here, throw some money at the right people, buy them off, and destroy our county so they can make more millions.
To the Editor: Recently we enjoyed an afternoon hike in the Billings/Tomfohr recreation area and were impressed by the work recently completed--new trail markers and signs, clearing of brush along the trails, and erosion prevention. A hearty thank you to all who volunteered to make this happen, under the leadership of David Anderson. Also thank you to those who have permanently donated land to be enjoyed by all in our community.
To the editor: Mayor Egan and City Council members, it was with much anger and disgust that I read in Wednesday's Republican Eagle (Dec. 14, 2011) that the City Council had again approved to move forward with the Hallquist/Eunice area sidewalks. Some of you will remember how hard I worked to let you know how adamantly opposed I (and many other residents of the area) am to this project.
To the Editor: Wabasha County commissioners voted 3-2 Dec. 15 to abolish the position of county administrator. Ostensibly, the vote was the result of "strategic planning" to identify cost savings. Personally, I don't think the action passes the "smell" test. According to conversations I've had with others close to this issue, the position is being eliminated because Dave Johnson is not the "yes man" the board is looking for. I would have had more respect if commissioner would have come out and said words to that effect.
To the Editor: The Wabasha County saga continues to the chagrin and embarrassment of residents. Once we get past the mob rule and vigilante mentality that exists at the commissioner meetings, there are some obvious scenarios that don't make any sense. First, Tom Dwelle is representing some county employees that have work-related grievances. One is Sheriff Rod Bartsh. Why don't they seek professional counsel versus having an ex-commissioner represent them? Second, Administrator Dave Johnson is attempting to keep his job. With all the animosity, ill will and public humiliation, why?