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The Sheldon Theatre will be closed for renovations this summer from May-September.
At the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority's annual meeting on Jan. 9, one message was clear: local housing is at a precipice and leadership is very concerned with making the right moves to secure Red Wing's future. Mayor Sean Dowse said that a lack of senior housing is contributing to the issue. Seniors are remaining in their homes longer and fewer homes are being built. With fewer options for prospective homeowners, some young professionals and families are being forced out of Red Wing — and often Goodhue County entirely.
Dick Lodermeier was named the 2017 Goodhue County Citizen of the Year, an honor given by the Goodhue County Editorial Association since 1963. He received this award in a surprise ceremony held at The Third Place, located in the historic First National Bank Building in Goodhue. Members of his family, advisers from the board of First Farmers and Merchants Bank and representatives of Goodhue County Editorial Association regional papers were there to offer congratulations.
Jason Majerus is serving his first term in office as a member of the Goodhue County Board. He represents the county's 4th District, which includes Featherstone, Hay Creek, Florence, Goodhue, Belvidere and Zumbrota townships as well as Goodhue, Zumbrota, parts of Lake City and his home city of Bellechester. On Jan. 2, Majerus was assigned to serve as chair of the Goodhue County Board. When asked his opinion on what's working well in the county, and what isn't, he speaks conservatively. A theme that defines his career as a young politician.
Spend your lunchtime immersed in history — join members of the Goodhue County Historical Society at History Break at noon Wednesday, Jan. 17. The topic for this month will be "T.B. Sheldon's Railroad Town: An Exploration of Goodhue and the Railroad." Bring your own stories to share about the Southern Railroad Co. and life in early Goodhue County and stick around to view the exhibit "Goodhue" before it closes on Jan. 27. This event is free and open to the public, attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch to enjoy during the program.
A decade ago, neighbors living in the beautiful riverfront community of Wacouta began to notice that their island was growing. Sediment had collected on its shores and was increasing the footprint of the small island in the bay. Down river, sediment collected in the bed of Lake Pepin as well.
The Goodhue County Board kicked off its first meeting of 2018 by electing new leadership. Jason Majerus has replaced Ron Allen as board chair and Barney Nesseth will now serve as vice chair. An early agenda item on Jan. 2, which regarded meeting dates, prompted some discussion over how to increase public participation. Currently, the board meets at 5 pm. on the first Tuesday of each month and 9 a.m. the third Tuesday. Some members felt that scheduling afternoon and evening meetings might buoy attendance.
Red Wing's annual talent showcase, Winger Whirl, will take place Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Sheldon Theatre. Come for cocktails and hor d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. and stay for the show starting at 7 p.m. Red Wing High School alumni Kendall Mark will emcee the evening, bringing to the stage her charisma as a professional news anchor and reporter for such outlets as FOX Sports North, AirVuz News and The Big Ten Network. The evening's roster of talent includes: • Dan Marrs directing the RWHS Jazz Band • Sheena Tisland vocals with Brent Wyatt
Live Well Goodhue County has mini-grants available for organizations, schools, nonprofits and others to help promote healthy living projects in the community. The grants range from $500 to $1,500 with a max of $3,000. Projects fall under one of five categories: active living, healthy eating, school, workplace wellness and healthy care. Applications are due Jan. 30, April 30 and Aug. 30. More information can be found at www.livewellgoodhuecounty.org or contact David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-385-6148.
The city agreed to purchase the last remaining home on the 600 block of West Fourth Street, but those plans fizzled when the inspection turned up an encroachment that could cost the city more money. The City Council allowed its purchase agreement to lapse on Aug. 15 with a mind to re-enter negotiations at a later point. However, city officials now say it's unlikely they'll be the next owners of 621 W. Fourth St.