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ZUMBROTA -- The future of agriculture in Goodhue County was debated at length Thursday as County Planner Nancy Spooner-Mueller convened the first meeting on updating the county's comprehensive plan. "We are looking for what we want the county to be in 30 years," she told a packed room at Zumbrota City Hall. The comprehensive plan was created in 1969 and updated in 1990. Many comments focused on agriculture.
Today Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Saturday Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. American Legion oratorical contest, 1 p.m., Legion clubrooms. Square dance, 7:30 p.m., Music Loft at Hobgoblin Music. Social Singles, 8 p.m., Sheldon Theatre. Leo Kottke, 8 p.m., Sheldon Theatre. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. (Big Book) and 8 p.m. (non-smoking), AA clubroom above Elks Club. Senior Dance, 6 p.m., Red Wing Elks Club.
CANNON FALLS -- Goodhue County commissioners set 2003 goals at their annual workshop Wednesday. The budget was the No. 1 issue at the session led by leadership consultant Steve Johnson of Red Wing, and commissioners know they may face some tough decisions, especially if state aid is drastically reduced to county governments.
Police tickets Monday: Male, 16, Red Wing, illegal consumption. Tuesday: Qwenton Owen, 1427 12th St., speeding (43-30); Dawn Webster, River Falls, speeding (47-30). Wednesday: Nikolaas Murphy, 727 Maple St., driving after suspension; no registration, no proof of insurance. Today: Matthew Hammer, Eau Claire, Wis., illegal consumption, possession of small amount of marijuana; Ross Kent, Eau Claire, illegal consumption. Sheriff's tickets Monday: David Anderson, Cottage Grove, Minn., speeding (75-55). Tuesday: Andrew Gaebeath, Rochester, spee
Wayne Edward Kalwat, 71, Red Wing, died Tuesday at his home. He was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Menno, S.D., to George and Gladys (Malone) Kalwat. He graduated from high school in Sheperdsville, Ky. He served in the U.S. Air Force from Oct. 6, 1949, to April 6, 1959. He married Joy Smith March 7, 1953, in Margate, England. He worked at Ford Motor Co. in St. Paul and Lorain, Ohio. In 1984, he retired and they moved to Hackensack, Minn. They have lived in Red Wing for the past six years. They operated the Doll Shop from the Northwoods in downtown Red Wing.
Today Gamblers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church. Central High School Class of 1958 reunion planning 6:30 p.m., Legion clubrooms. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., Red Wing Health Center. Pierce County Democratic Party, 7:30 p.m., Courthouse Annex. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Friday Goodhue Pioneer Club, noon, Lions Community Center. Woman's Study Group, 1 p.m., Janet Larson's home. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2 p.m.
Esther Katherine Carlson Blakely, 89, Cannon Falls, died Tuesday at Cannon Falls Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 22, 1913, in Decorah, Iowa, to Martin and Jorine (Ramsey) Woldum. She graduated in 1931 from Decorah High School. On Nov. 18, 1933, she married Carl "Pete" Carlson of Cannon Falls. She married Everette "Curly" Blakely on Nov. 1, 1974. She was a longtime member of First English Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls.
Pierce County Jail book-ins Dec. 30 John Lawson, 42, River Falls, by River Falls police, domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct; released. Joshua Beeler, 17, Prescott, by sheriff, theft; released. Mitchell O'Keefe, 21, Beldenville, by sheriff, hit and run; released. Colton Roberts, 18, River Falls, by sheriff, property damage; released. Rachel Albrightson, 18, Woodville, Wis., by sheriff, forgery; released. Jordan Gedatus, 18, Woodville, Wis., forgery; released. Dec.
Goodhue Pioneers Goodhue Pioneer Club will hold a noon potluck Friday at the Goodhue Community Center. Veterans meetings Goodhue County Veterans Service Officer Robert Davis satellite visits for today and Jan. 15 have been canceled and rescheduled as follows: Jan 22 9-10:30 a.m. Cannon Falls City Hall, noon-2 p.m. Kenyon VFW. Jan 29 noon-2 p.m. Zumbrota VFW, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Pine Island American Legion. February visits will be on schedule. Partners in Tourism Pierce County Partners in Tourism board will meet at 7:30 a.m. Jan.
At Fairview Red Wing: Dec. 29, 2002 Willie Charles Thomas III was born Sunday to Tonya Rowan and Willie Thomas of Red Wing.