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Jazz group Con Brio to perform ZUMBROTA -- Con Brio, a jazz fusion group, will perform at 8 p.m. today at Crossings at Carnegie. "Con Brio" translates to "With Fire." The ensemble performs original material that blends cool and modern jazz-rock with infectious Latin rhythms. The band consists of five regional musicians under the leadership of guitarist Pete Kavula. Tickets, which are $5, will be available at the door or by calling (507) 732-7616. The concert follows a 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
AMBULANCE RUNS Thursday: Tonja Johnson from Twin Bluff Middle School to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 7:53 a.m.; James McCabe from hospital to Red Wing Health Center, 8:53 a.m.; Martin Fairbanks from 703 W. Fifth St. to hospital, 2:37 p.m. FIRE CALLS Red Wing firefighters and Xcel Energy responded to the area of West Fifth Street and West Avenue last night after a pedestrian reported smelling natural gas. Police and firefighters were notified at about 10 p.m.
Students in Shelley Orr's German classes at Red Wing High School have been looking forward to a trip to Germany since last year. Those plans are in limbo today with parents, students and teachers contemplating safety issues with the outbreak of war against Iraq. Options to proceed, postpone or cancel the trip all are being weighed as Orr is keeping in contact with her students and their parents, listening to opinions and passing along the latest information. "We're leaving those decisions up to the parents and the group that organized the trip," Supt. Kelly Smith said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- For three quarters Thursday night, the Red Wing boys basketball team outscored three-time defending state champion Minneapolis Patrick Henry. It's unfortunate, but one bad quarter was all it took. For the second straight season, the Patriots eliminated the Wingers from the state basketball tournament -- this time holding on for a 59-54 victory at Target Center. Red Wing will play Como Park in the third-place game at 4:30 p.m.
CORRECTION Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Eggenberger's correct address is: A1C Michael Eggenberger, 444AEG LRS, APO AE 09367. He is serving overseas and is the son of Lee and Sharon Eggenberger of Lake City. We're sorry for the error. BRIEFS CPR training A few openings remain in the 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday adult CPR class at the St. James Hotel. Call 388-9166 to sign up for the free class. Book sorting Friends of the Library will sort books for the used book sale from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
AMBULANCE RUNS Wednesday: David Jennings from Fairview Red Wing Medical Center to Seminary Home, 10:36 a.m.; Loren Fox from hospital to Fairview-University Medical Center, Minneapolis, 7:23 p.m.; no transport from Jordan Tower II, 8:46 p.m.; Victor Mueller from Hi-Park Care Center to hospital, 9:25 p.m. Today: Evelyn Marsh from 433 W. Fourth St. to hospital, 12:57 a.m.; James McCabe from 1412 W. Fourth St. to hospital, 6:31 a.m. TRAIN Eastbound: No. 8 9:04 a.m. daily. Westbound: No. 7 8:49 p.m. daily.
At Fairview Red Wing: March 7, 2003 Hunter Cole was born Friday to Ruth and Cole Hansen of Red Wing. March 14, 2003 Ty'shay Latrese was born Friday to Jennifer and Timothy Staten of Red Wing.
Toastmasters Hiawatha Toastmasters will be host for an area tall tales and international speech competition at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at Hobgoblin music. Guests are welcome to hear local speakers compete. Winners will advance to district competition. For information, call 388-2100 or 388-0998. Happy Circle Happy Circle Extension home study group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lill Ryan's home.
Why do nurses Ruth Hurt and Brenda Hernke look forward to their jobs each day at Cannon Falls Community Hospital? What attracted Eddy Wuorenma to his job as Hager City postmaster? Does the task of watching barges pass through U.S. Lock & Dam 3 ever get monotonous for Judy Kiges and Karen Randall? And who has known someone who worked in a sewer pipe factory? "Working for a Living" -- jobs of the present and past -- is the title of this year's Progress Edition. The four-part edition will be inserted as the second section to the newspaper next week.
Dan Ludwig reacted to news of another war in the Gulf region with the same emotions as many others who have been through a major military conflict.