Goodhue

Wed
29
Oct
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Goodhue School is investigating an adapted athletic program

By R.D. Aaland

GOODHUE – At the regular school board meeting in Goodhue on October 20, Superintendent Mike Redmond presetned a plan to implement an adapted athletic program for the Goodhue County Education District. The team would be called the Goodhue County Gophers and would be made up of students from Cannon Falls, Goodhue, Kenyon-Wanamingo, Red Wing, and Zumbrota-Mazeppa. The first sport would be bowling, with practices held at Nybo’s in Red Wing. It would cost an estimated $10,562 to start the program and the season would began on March 2, 2015.

Elementary principal’s report

Wed
29
Oct
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Goodhue Area Historical Society holds 15th annual auction


From left to right, auctioneer Paul Witte sells homemade wine with Norris Voth and Keith Dicke.

By R.D. Aaland

GOODHUE –The evening of October 16, 2014 found many people supporting the Goodhue Area Historical Society at their 15th Annual Auction fundraiser. 

The auctioneers from Casey’s Auction Service (Keith Dicke, Travis Klindworth, Pat Franklin and Paul Witte) promoted each item that had been brought for sale. These men all donate their time to the Society.

Each year, people from Goodhue and the surrounding communities come forth with many different, unique, and delicious articles for sale. Some of items that sold well this year were bottles of homemade wine for $50, a pound of butter for $13, cheddar cheese for $35 per pound, and a load of wood for $65. A pecan pie went for $100.

Wed
15
Oct
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Goodhue pool is under construction


Goodhue’s new pool now has a floor.

By R.D. Aaland

GOODHUE – City engineer Andy Brandel of I & S Group gave an update on the swimming pool project at the October 6 Goodhue City Council meeting. Bids for the bath house had been opened and the low bid belonged to WAK Construction Inc. of Plainview.

Because there were a few concerns by the pool committee about the possibility that the electrical was included in both the pool and the bath house bids, Brandel suggested that the council not finalize the bid until both contractors were contacted. This was acceptable to the council.

Wak Construction would like to start work this fall. Aqua Logic, Inc., the pool contractor, has completed pouring the floor of the new pool. Brandel reported that the contractor was working closely with I & S Group.

Third Street reconstruction

Wed
01
Oct
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Augustine farm hosts Corn Plot Day


Roy Hardy, Duane Jonas, and John Augustine show off some well-developed ears of corn at Augustine’s farm on Kussmaul Corn Plot Day, September 23.

By R.D. Aaland

GOODHUE –  Tuesday, September 23 was the Kussmaul Corn Plot Day at the John Augustine farm near Goodhue. KDHL Radio and Kussmaul Seeds dealer Duane Jonas were there to celebrate another successful year of crop farming. Coffee and donuts were available to those who arrived early, and Augustine cooked brats for the lunch crowd.

Wed
24
Sep
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Street dance requested in Goodhue for October 4

By R.D. Aaland

GOODHUE – At the Goodhue City Council meeting on September 17, Brenda Reese, representing the Corner Bar, requested permission to have a street dance on Saturday, October 4. Discussion included police coverage, fencing off the area to be used for the dance, and insurance and liabilities.

Tyler Stehr and his band would perform live that evening. Alcoholic drinks will only be served inside the bar.

The council will give its final decision at its September 24 meeting.

Water/sewer rates too low

It was brought to the council’s attention that the water and sewer rates of Goodhue are not adequate to cover the expenses needed to run these facilities. The last rate change took place four years ago.

Wed
17
Sep
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Flinner and Schrimpf are among new teachers at Goodhue School


Andrea Flinner, left, is Goodhue’s new elementary music teacher. Merribeth Schrimpf is the new art instructor.

By R.D. Aaland

GOODHUE – Andrea Flinner is the new elementary music teacher and Merribeth Schrimpf is the new art instructor at Goodhue School.

Andrea Flinner

Flinner said, “I am really excited to be joining the Goodhue music department this year! I grew up in Duluth and studied music education at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. While there I enjoyed playing French horn in band, orchestra, pep band, and marching band, and also sang alto in choir.” 

Wed
03
Sep
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Safety concerns about former Doc Sawyer's restaurant

By R.D. Aaland

GOODHUE – At the August 27 Goodhue City Council meeting, old business went immediately to concerns of the condition of the building formerly known as Doc Sawyer’s Restaurant. City Attorney Richard Gorman received a letter from the new proprietor Mitzi Bjork and it stated that they have hired people to correct some of the problems. One concern addressed by the council was safety.

Bonnie Reese, owner of the neighboring business, has had difficulty hiring someone to fix her roof because of the fear of falling bricks. Gorman and building inspector Scot Safe will bring their recommendations to the next council meeting.

“Eye sores”

Wed
13
Aug
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Goodhue County Sheriff's Posse salutes LaVerne Reese


Goodhue County Sheriff’s Posse members stopped by the Seminary Nursing Home in Red Wing to honor former posse member and Goodhue area farmer LaVerne Reese. In front, from left to right are LaVerne Reese and Herman Von Knobelsdorf; in back are Jean Von Knobelsdorf, Cal Fulton, and Nellie Fulton.

By R.D. Aaland

RED WING – The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Posse made a special appearance at the Seminary Nursing Home in Red Wing on August 3 to honor 86-year-old resident LaVerne Reese. The posse was organized in 1967 as a volunteer organization whose primary purpose is to maintain peace, order and law in our communities. Reese is the last surviving charter member of the posse.

On this occasion he found himself surrounded by family and friends from Goodhue County and many from the Twin Cities area. Reese was a farmer in the Goodhue area for many years, but his real love was horses, of which he always had a few. His daughter said, “He was a farmer, but in his heart he was a cowboy forever.”

Wed
06
Aug
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Goodhue citizens will vote for mayor and two council positions

By R.D. Aaland

GOODHUE – At the July 30 Goodhue City Council meeting, city clerk Lori Agre reminded Mayor Kerry Bien and councilors Tia Schimek and Fritz Schulz that their terms are up on January 1, 2015. Filing to run for these positions must be completed before Tuesday, August 12.

Schulz said he would try to make it to the end of the year, but he will not run again.

Engineer’s report

City Engineer Andy Brandel reported that the Third Street project is moving forward. The mayor wanted Brandel to report to I & S Group that “Anthony Lance is doing a real good job up there,” meaning the 3rd Street project where Lance is in charge.

Brandel also reported that the bids for the swimming pool have been let. There are a total of eighteen packages that went out for bids.

Police business

Wed
30
Jul
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"Enough Food for All" is the focus of Church Day on the Farm


As part of the “Enough Food for All” project, members of Minneola Lutheran Church collected food at church during June. Hailey Schliep (left) and Jordan Schliep dropped off the bags of food at the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf in mid-June. The congregation hopes to collect additional donations of food and money on August 10 when it sponsors “Church on the Farm.”

By Pastor Audree Catalano

GOODHUE – After two successful church community events in 2013, Les and Cheryl Kyllo are again preparing their farmstead and barn for “Church Day on the Farm” to be held Sunday, August 10. The event will include worship, fellowship, and a meal, with the primary focus of raising awareness and donations for food insecurity in Southeast Minnesota. The event, sponsored by Minneola Lutheran Church, is part of a synod-wide effort called “Enough Food for All.” The Kyllos’ farm is located at 14414 County 50 Boulevard, Goodhue. 

Food insecurity is prevalent throughout the world, but food insecurity also exists in our own backyards - among our neighbors, and throughout our communities.  This local need has led to an “Enough Food for All” effort with the goal of ending food insecurity in southeastern Minnesota in the next five years.

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