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First Choice Clinic will host a Kids Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 16, to help raise awareness and funds for free clinic services. Registration begins at 8 a.m., Kids Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. The event will also feature a silent auction, crafts, bounce house, music and refreshments. Early Bird registration for $25 through May 31, $30 after. All children's events are free. Register by phone 651-267-4357 or online www.firstchoiceclinicrw.com .
Members of the public, law enforcement officers and city officials gathered to recognize fallen officers during the Peace Officer Memorial Day Service on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Police Chief Roger Pohlman named Red Wing's two fallen officers: Chief James Daly and Officer John Peterson, who responded to a gunman call in 1907 and died of their wounds. He also recognized Lake City Officer Shawn Schneider who died in 2011 from wounds received while responding to a domestic violence call.
Flyway Film Festival, which brings life-affirming independent movies to small screens across the breadth of Lake Pepin, is undergoing a change. Direction of the festival is moving from sole direction under Rick Vaicius, who recently moved to St. Paul, and becoming a 501c3 organization as the Flyway Film Society.
GOODHUE — Allie Bartlette was working part time with her mother, Donna Meyer, when Meyer was named Goodhue County Provider of the Year in 2014. A few months later, in June 2014, Bartlette established her in-home day care business. Now, after four successful years guiding children's development — and just recently starting a family — Bartlette has been named 2018 Goodhue County Provider of the Year.
Robby Ebner grew up fishing near Rushford. Trout streams were plentiful in his hometown and, by fishing those waters over the years, Ebner learned a lot about camaraderie and conservation.
Normally when Wednesday Addams is heading for the altar, it's to perform some unspeakable torture on her willing brother. Pugsley. This time, however, she's in love with a boy. "The Addams Family," a new musical performed this weekend by a cast of Red Wing High School students, offers a hilarious take on the typical meet-the-parents marriage plot.
Goodhue High School is known for its competitive spirit. In sports, the Wildcats tend to dominate, but when it comes to speech, Goodhue is just getting started. English teacher Holli Larimore resurrected the school's speech team, formerly known as forensics, after a long hiatus. The school participated in one-act competition for the last several years, but scrapped that program after some junior drama students requested to form a speech team instead.
After serving for seven and a half years on the City Council, Ward 4 representative Peggy Rehder has resigned. She is the third person to quit the council. The council accepted Dustin Schulenberg's resignation on April 9 and Dan Munson's on April 28.
The Goodhue County Historical Society will host a walking tour of Red Wing Churches on Saturday, May 12. Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., starting outside the Church of St. Joseph. Learn the historic and architectural significance of the Church of St. Joseph, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, United Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church.
Cannon Falls, Zumbrota tax abatements pass The Goodhue County Board approved all three tax abatement requests from Cannon River Winery, Zumbrota Sales and Zumbrota Vet Clinic. Cannon River Winery is planning a $2.6 million expansion which will create additional jobs. Zumbrota Sales will build a new $3.372 million auto dealership in Zumbrota and add an estimated 25 full-time jobs and 9 part-time jobs. The Zumbrota Vet Clinic will build a new facility and sell their current building once the move is complete.