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Today TOPS, 5 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church. AA/Narcotics Anonymous for teens, 7 p.m., St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Adult Church softball league, 7 p.m., Twin Bluff Middle School, media center. Red Wing City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Goodhue County United Veterans, 7:30 p.m., American Legion. Alcoholics Anonymous (non-smoking), 8 p.m., United Lutheran Church. Tuesday National Association of Retired Federal Employees, 9 a.m., Village Depot, Goodhue. Red Wing Opera Study Club, 9 a.m., Seminary Plaza.
The shipping season opened Saturday on the Mississippi River when the barge Phyllis passed through Lock and Dam 3 at 4:27 p.m. in Red Wing, towing 10 barges upstream. "This year has been kind of late due to the amount of ice on Lake Pepin," said Shannon Bauer, spokesman for the U.S. Corps of Engineers. "If the tows can't get past Lake Pepin, they can't go upstream." The average opening for the shipping season during the past 10 years is March 17.
The first Republican Eagle All-Area charity basketball game took place Saturday at Red Wing High School. The game was co-ed and featured 20 of the area's best players. Team Phersy defeated Bray's Bombers 77-60. Kenyon-Wanamingo's Megan Wendorff paced Team Phersy with 20 points. Kirby VanDeWalker, also of Kenyon-Wanamingo, scored 12 points. Marcus Schmit of Red Wing pumped in 11 and Lake City's Calin Koller poured in 10. Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Josh Hinsch led Bray's Bombers with 16 points.
SCHROEDER-SNYDER Courtney Schroeder and Adam Snyder were married Oct. 19, 2002, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Randall Johnson and Steve Berkeland officiating. She is the daughter of Bill and Pat Schroeder of Hager City. He is the son of George and Beth Snyder of Red Wing and the late Pat Snyder. Maid of honor was Tina Scott of Ann Arbor, Mich. Matron of honor was Molly Hudson of Eau Claire, Wis. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Schroeder of Hager City, sister of the bride; Erica Snyder of St.
AMBULANCE RUNS Friday: Alma Martinson from 1313 Central Ave. to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 9:37 a.m.; Eldred Diehl from 1839 Cherry St. to hospital, 10:41 a.m.; Timothy Burke from hospital to Red Wing Health Center, 11:02 a.m.; Bernadine Barry from Seminary Home to hospital, 11:32 a.m.; Gwendolyn Goudy from Hi Park Care Center to hospital, 1:12 p.m.; Dorothy Inman from 242 Fern Ave. to hospital, 1:16 p.m.; Bernadine Barry from hospital to Seminary Home, 1:28 p.m. TRAIN Eastbound: No. 8 9:04 a.m. daily. Westbound: No. 7 8:49 p.m. daily.
Although the formal evaluation of the drawdown of Pool 8 near La Crosse, Wis., is not yet complete, it has been judged successful. The return to the lower water during the summers of 2001 and 2002 did allow areas along the river's edge to dry out and create ideal conditions for aquatic plants to grow and thrive. These restored areas now can serve as a foundation for aquatic life providing food and shelter for fish and wildlife. The interagency group that worked on the drawdown is looking at other options for water level reductions elsewhere on the river.
Red Wing Youth Traveling Baseball will hold an informational meeting Tuesday at Twin Bluff Middle School Auditorium. Registration will be at 6 p.m. with a short meeting at 6:30 p.m. Parents and players are encouraged to attend. Eligible players would be between the ages of 9-14 to tryout (must turn 9 before Aug. 1, 2003). Tryouts will be April 5-6. For more information, contact Tom Wadley at 388-0921 or Mike Goering at 388-7851.
Three very different types of live entertainment are scheduled next weekend at the Sheldon Theatre -- a blues band, a rock program with nine high school bands, and a men's chorus that specializes in Broadway show tunes. Tickets are available from the box office, 385-3667, by calling (800) 899-5759 toll-free, or on the Web at www.sheldontheatre.org . Chicago Blues The final Club Sheldon event of the season will feature Jimmy Johnson and His Chicago Blues Band at 8 p.m. April 4.
Red Wing School Board will get a little extra time to evaluate which, and how many, teachers will be laid off for the 2003-04 school year. Education Minnesota Red Wing, the teachers' union, offered to change contract language that required layoffs to be final June 1. The district now has until the state deadline of July 1. The School Board subsequently canceled its meeting Thursday night at which time it was scheduled to begin issuing layoff notices. With the June 1 deadline waived, Supt.
Social Singles Social Singles dance is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight today at the Gas-Lite on Highway 10 between Ellsworth and Prescott. A DJ will play requests from the 1950s and '60s. for information, call (715) 448-2082. TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly will weigh in at 5 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.