Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism.
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As Election Day 2018 nears, the Republican-Eagle looks back 30 years to see what were some of the top headlines in Goodhue County. Sheriff, City Council and County Board races show up, and a look back a former Red Wing mayor turned lieutenant governor. 2014
On Nov. 8 and 15, the Red Wing School District will have flu clinics available for students and staff. The Goodhue County Health & Human Services Department will give flu shots and the new FluMist nasal vaccine to students during school. The vaccination will be billed to the child's insurance, with low or no cost to those without insurance. The flu clinics will be open for anyone six months and older.
Immanuel Lutheran Church recently finished a six-month remodel of their church basement, adding community space, classrooms and an elevator to the 150-year-old church. Pastor Lowell Sorenson said the basement, which had a concrete floor before, now has a polyaspartic concrete floor coating and designated spaces for their early-childhood through eighth-grade sunday school classes. Sorenson said they made due with the space they had, but now have much more flexibility for their classrooms and 25 students.
A man charged with breaking into a Cannon Falls Township home with an accomplice, holding the owners at gunpoint and robbing them made his first appearance in court Oct. 31. Aldray Devon Young, 33, of Minneapolis, was being held in Goodhue County jail on $150,000 bond without conditions and $50,000 with conditions after the court appearance. He faces eight felony charges, including first-degree aggravated robbery and first-degree burglary. The alleged accomplice, identified by Goodhue County Sheriff's Office as Terrell Reese Schaeffer, 29, has an warrant out for his arrest.
Children of all ages loaded up on a candy at Trunk or Treat on Oct. 27 at Bay Point Park.
"I just struggle with my vote. I am so on the fence wobbling." That was Lake City Council Member Mary Lou Waltman after hearing 21 residents speak during a special meeting Oct. 29 at city hall. The meeting gave the public a chance to voice their opinion on the Highway 61 final layout before the council took a final vote. The council, including Waltman, would vote 6-1 in favor of the final layout in a process that has been hotly debated in the chambers and streets of Lake City.
Pickleball, the game that has nothing to do with pickles, is looking for more players in Mazeppa. As a part of community education, a pickleball league will run until Dec. 16 in the Big Gym at the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Elementary School. The game is a mix between tennis, badminton and ping pong, making the game an excellent workout and social interaction in one. Dana Frederixon, who helps organize the event, has been playing for years after looking for a new game to play.
Josiah Litant has been named the new dean of students for Minnesota State College Southeast. He has 15 years of leadership prior to taking on the new position. Litant was previously the senior associate dean of students at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., the same college where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education. According to a news release from the MSCS, Litant said that being at Southeast is "an exciting time." Litant continued by saying he is excited to be part of "building the next chapter."
With the Nov. 6 election just around the corner, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Middle/High School held a forum giving candidates a chance to introduce themselves to the voting public. The forum was held on Oct. 24 in the auditorium, with all candidates, except for Shannon Bauer, in attendance. However, Bauer's wife, Cindy Bauer, read his responses to questions. There are five candidates vying for three seat. Chair Rebecca Hinchley did not seek re-election, but Vice-chair Jean Roth and Director James Wendt are seeking re-election.
The 10th annual KCUE Harvest Lunch Broadcast and Tour was held on Oct. 19 at the Tipcke Farm in Goodhue. Residents were able to enjoy a delicious meal, while also having a chance to see the Tipcke Farm operation. KCUE's Jack Colwell and Linder Farm Network's Lynn Ketelsen hosted a live radio show, where people could come on and ask questions. This was the first year the farm hosted the event, finding time during the busy harvest to host hungry residents.