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Players for the first Republican Eagle All-Area charity basketball game have been selected. The game is at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Red Wing High School gym. The game will be co-ed, featuring some of the best basketball players from the area. Autographed items from local professional sports teams are to be raffled off during the event.
ELLSWORTH -- A couple from Ellsworth and their 3-year-old daughter were killed and an Ellsworth man was injured when two vehicles collided Tuesday night on County Road V in Pierce County. Todd Zimmer, 30, and Michelle Zimmer, 29, were dead at the scene. Haylee Zimmer, 3, died a short time later at River Falls Hospital, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. The accident happened about 8:40 p.m. on County Road V one-fifth of a mile east of County Road C in Hartland Township.
Monday: Scott Johnson from Pioneer Road to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 7:36 a.m.; Travis Simonson from Pioneer Road to hospital, 7:36 a.m.; Tyler Steinhauer from Pioneer Road to hospital, 7:36 a.m.; Ronald Johnson from Tyler Road Car Wash to hospital, 8:13 a.m.; Lee Langer from Treasure Island to hospital, 11:06 a.m.; John Barghusen from Hi Park Care Center, 5:08 p.m., and return, 7:05 p.m.; Lillie Ives from Hi Park Care Center to hospital, 6:21 p.m.
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.