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Alvin Richard Vogt, 85, Pepin, died Wednesday at Pepin Manor. He was born April 15, 1917, in Nelson, Wis., to Albert and Emma (Preifert) Vogt. He attended school in Nelson, then worked with his father on the home farm. On Aug. 17, 1940, he married Anga Thompson. They moved to Nelson in 1945, where he worked for the Nelson Cooperative Creamery for 25 years. She died Dec. 25, 1969. On April 7, 1971, he married Faye Hetrick in Nelson. They lived in Nelson where he worked for the Corps of Engineers until retiring in 1983. In September 1996 he moved to the Eastside Apartments in Pepin.
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.
AMBULANCE RUNS Thursday: David Mahoney from Red Wing Health Center to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, midnight; Eleanor MaGee from Hi Park Care Center to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 7:39 a.m.; Bernice German from 22220 325th St. to hospital, 9:28 a.m.; Shirley Boschen from hospital to St. Marys, 9:47 a.m.; Danielle Stanfield from Welch Ski Area to hospital, 7:18 p.m.; Betty Hauschildt from 1510 W. Fifth St.
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.
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.
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
At Fairview Red Wing: Dec. 29, 2002 Willie Charles Thomas III was born Sunday to Tonya Rowan and Willie Thomas of Red Wing.
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.