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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.
City Council member Dan Munson has resigned. He represented Red Wing Ward 3. Citing both a growing business and the need to connect with family, Munson tendered his resignation on Thursday, April 26. He anticipates growth at Munson Electric and said in that in a previous conversation with Council Administrator Kay Kuhlmann that if it came down to business or the council, he would have to choose business.
SoundStrings has offered the gift of music to children for over a decade. Responding to the 2004 removal of orchestra from the Red Wing Public School curriculum, a group of concerned parents formed this 501c3 non-profit organization to help maintain instruments and offer lessons to children as young as five. Today, there are 23 children learning to play violin, viola and cello via the tried-and-true Suzuki violin method, supported financially by SoundStrings and its donors.
On Saturday, April 28, the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate the death of a man found decomposing near a railroad post in Florence Township. The Canadian Pacific Railway made the call to authorities at 9:48 a.m. after noticing the man's remains at the bottom of a railroad bank close to Ski Road, which intersects with the tracks.
Red Wing High School juniors and seniors gathered for an evening of dinner, dancing and fancy dress for the annual prom celebration Saturday, April 28. The evening kicked off in the RWHS gym, where a full house cheered on favorite couples during the Grand March. The party continued at Mississippi National Golf Course where prom-goers enjoyed chicken, pasta with alfredo sauce, vegetables, fruit and cupcakes with edible glitter from Hanisch Bakery.
Emily Thoms began working at Ekblad Excavating when her grandfather Stuart Ekblad needed some help with the bookkeeping. She offered to step in to modernize the system and now, two years later, Thoms is still on the job.