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Children in Goodhue and Wabasha counties are in line with others in Minnesota, according to an annual report released this week by the Children's Defense Fund. They are doing better overall than a decade ago, with fewer children in poverty and fewer teen-age mothers. But the director of the Kids Count report warns that cuts to day care, after-school and other programs under Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed budget could hurt children and their families. ''This is a really important time to look at how at how Minnesota kids are doing,'' Diane Benjamin told The Associated Press.
Today Gamblers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church. Evening Star Quilt Guild, 7 p.m., depart United Lutheran Church. Goodhue County and cities budget talks, 7 p.m., Zumbrota City Hall. Bay City Seniors, 7 p.m., Bay City Village Hall. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., Red Wing Health Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Friday Goodhue Pioneer Club, noon, Lions Community Center. Out to Lunch Bunch, 12:30 p.m., Marie's Casual Dining. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2 p.m.
BASEBALL Red Wing 8, Prior Lake 1 TENNIS Rochester Lourdes 4, Red Wing 3
The Red Wing boys golf team has continued to show improvement throughout the first month of the season. And the scores are evidence. The Wingers shot a season-low 302 Wednesday during the Early Bird Invite at Mississippi National Golf Links. But the good team score didn't equal a win as Owatonna claimed the title with 299. Red Wing was second and Eden Prairie carded 310 to finish third. Red Wing Purple finished fifth at 320. "There were some bright spots," Coach Todd Petterson said. "I mean 302 is a good score.
A reader challenged the R-E on its front-page story Saturday about Regina Nicolosi, a Red Wing woman who says it's time the Catholic Church permits women into priesthood. The story should not have been published during Holy Week, the reader said. And, among other things, the article was not balanced. The call was not the first -- nor will it be the last -- criticism that will cross this desk. This telephone call also struck a personal chord, as I am a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
SOFTBALL Farmington 1, Red Wing 0 Zumbrota-Mazeppa 3, Rochester Lourdes Pepin 6, Spring Valley 2 Stewartville 11, Kenyon-Wanamingo 4 Cannon Falls 5, Hayfield 3 Wabasha-Kellogg 15, Goodhue 2 Wabasha-Kellogg 22, Goodhue 4 BASEBALL Rochester Lourdes 21, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 3 Spring Valley 6, Plum City 1 Farmington 12, Red Wing 2 Kasson-Mantorville 16, Kenyon-Wanamingo Goodhue 6, Wabasha-Kellogg 4 Bryon 10, Lake City 2 Stewartville 11, Cannon Falls 10
RIVER TRAFFIC Monday: Kathy Ellen, 6 barges, down, 3:30 a.m.; Dell Butcher, 11 barges, up, 11:10 a.m.; Phyllis, 12 barges, up, 1 p.m.; L.J. Sullivan, 16 barges, up, 2:25 p.m.; Bonnie, 12 barges, up, 4:06 p.m.; Bob Stith, 12 barges, down, 6:54 p.m.; Hal D.
Today Al-Anon, 6:30 p.m., Friendship House, 480 W. Eighth St. Wacouta board of review, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Pierce County Land Management Committee, 7 p.m., Courthouse. AMVETS Post 19, 7 p.m., American Legion. Alcoholics Anonymous (12-step meeting), 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Thursday Golden Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., St. James Hotel. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Kiwanis and Rotary, noon, St. James Hotel . Bluff and Prairie Quilters, 1 p.m., Red Wing Senior Center.
ELLSWORTH -- It wasn't done without finger pointing, but the Pierce County Board voted last week to transfer $362,961 from the general fund to cover deficits in the 2002 jail and Sheriff's Department budgets. The sheriff's account "is a budget that is always coming back to the well for money," complained Supervisor Bill Schroeder, Hager City. He urged department administrators to "try to keep things under control." Schroeder said the county has negotiated good deals to board prisoners in other counties.
Red Wing junior pitcher Emily Rooney was masterful Tuesday afternoon against Farmington. And the Wingers' defense was even better. There was just one problem: Farmington pitcher Erin Leone refused to make a mistake. Both Leone and Rooney took no-hitters into the seventh inning, but Farmington finally solved the Red Wing hurler as the Tigers ripped two hits and brought home the game's only run for a 1-0 Missota Conference win. Rooney was the hard-luck loser, facing just 24 batters and striking out four.