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To the Editor: I recently had a Sescrock stolen off my front porch. I am unfortunate to have a lot of foot traffic in front of my house because of the bike and walking trail. That does not give the people walking by the right to help themselves to other people's property. I just want to let whoever it was, the police have the number on the crock that was registered in my name. I bought it to plant a baby rose every year as a tribute to my deceased husband. I hope you have a conscience to bring it back. Be honest. Ina Christofferson Red Wing
To the Editor: Wind resources in the area have finally been recognized, resulting in at least four wind projects proposed in Goodhue County. Having property in a project under development, I find it reassuring to have national organizations involved that are using proven science and experience in wind development since few if any of us locally could properly construct a project. The best of both worlds come together where a community-based energy development or C-BED is formed and local ownership and input enhances a project's viability.
To the Editor: I am not against having a Humane Society in any way. In fact, I fully believe in having one. I am against ripping off the public. My 3-year-old son let our dogs out April 18. Our male dog was registered and the female dog wasn't quite old enough to be registered. A nice lady called it in and left a message for me. She was not a police officer or anyone from the Humane Society of Goodhue County. She was just trying to help.
To the Editor: Did you know Rotary Day is today, April 28? Rotary Day is a special time to recognize what the local Rotary Club is doing in our community. You will easily be able to spot Rotary members from the community day. We will all be wearing blue shirts with the Rotary gear-wheel emblem. Do you know what Rotary is doing in Red Wing? Lots! Our community service projects focus on providing opportunities for youth. The Skate Park at Pottery Pond has been one of our largest projects in the community.
To the Editor: We have started daily walks at Colvill Park and have noticed that someone is upset with dog owners that do not pickup after their pets. We don't like that either, but the solution is not to use sharp wooden BBQ skewers with bright yellow caution tape bows on them to mark the offense. A child could be drawn to the bright yellow and be injured by the sharp skewer. The skewers are litter, dangerous litter. The city workers certainly will not like them when they start mowing. We find them even more offensive than what the irresponsible dog owner left behind.
To the Editor: I respect our distinguished senator, Steve Murphy. But he is human, with a few blind spots. One concerns nuclear power. In 1994 citizens asked Senator Moe as well as Mr. Murphy, an Xcel employee, to recuse himself from the Prairie Island vote. This did not happen. Regrettably, Senator Murphy's letter to this editor (R-E, April 21) was itself highly inflammatory, accusatory, threatening, wrong in most aspects, and grossly inappropriate.
Oct. 12, 2009 George "Red" Reinhart, 87, of Red Wing, died Monday, Oct. 12, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Elmwood, Wis., to Delbert and Velma (Turner) Reinhart and lived in Red Wing his entire life. He was a 1940 graduate of Red Wing Central High School and served in the U.S. Army Battery B 346th FABN- 91st Infantry, serving in North Africa and Italy. He married Dolores "De" Luhman on Nov. 13, 1943. While in high school Red worked at the Bucket O' Blood Café.
Oct. 9, 2009 Paul L. King, age 89, of Stockholm, died Friday, Oct. 9, at the Kinnic Long Term Care in River Falls. Paul was born on Jan. 18, 1920, in Sanish, N.D. He was the son of Francis and Christine (Erickson) King. Paul graduated from the Ross High School in 1938. After high school, Paul joined the CCC Camp in Medicine Lake, Mont. Paul married Ethel Hartung on July 24, 1944, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Arkansaw.
James Robert Boxrud, age 68, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, Oct. 5, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Jim was born a twin on July 5, 1941, to Edward and Mayme (Diercks) Boxrud in Red Wing. He grew up in Goodhue and graduated from Goodhue High School in 1959. He enlisted in the United States Navy in June of 1959 and served his country for three years until being honorably discharged in 1962. He returned home after serving in the military and went to work at the Red Wing Shoe Company. On Sept.
Joseph R. Welke, World War II veteran and longtime Red Wing resident, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, at the age of 91, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer. He was cared for and surrounded by his loving family in his home at the time of his death. Joe was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Dr. Ernest and Leah (Stahl) Welke. The family moved to Madison where Joe attended school and graduated from high school in 1936. He went on to attend Ripon College, Ripon, Wis., and graduated in 1941.