Mon, May 25 - Dundas 10, Northfield 9

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 11:55pm
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E Dundas 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 0   10 18 3 Northfield Knights 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 1   9 12 2

W - Mathison (2-0)  L - Melland  S - Ruud (1)  HR - T. Jones (2), D. Picha
Full Box Score

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Echoes of the Past, Hope for the Future

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:44pm
Two months ago, I stood in the cemetery at the Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia and looked out at the rows and rows of nearly identical white gravestones. My paternal great-grandfather, G. Oliver Riggs, stood in that cemetery in November 1906 with other members of the 51st Iowa Regimental Band, his cornet to his lips. At the close of a memorial service for Iowa soliders who died in the prison camp at Andersonville, G. Oliver played “Taps.”

The Iowa Memorial in the Andersonville cemetery.Earlier today, I stood in the Northfield Armory, the rain location for the 2015 Memorial Day Tribute to All Veterans. The building was packed with people of all ages, from infant to centenarian, and members of the Northfield High School band provided music for the occasion. At the close of the service, I listened as my older son, Sebastian, played “Echo Taps” with fellow trumpet player Jarrett Croy.

If I could have been in two places at once today, I also could have listened to my dad play “Echo Taps” at a cemetery in Alexandria, as he does every year.

Sebastian after the event at the armory.Participating in Memorial Day services is a long-established tradition in the Riggs family, going back to the time the holiday was known by its earlier name, Decoration Day. The holiday started as a way of honoring Civil War soldiers, and it was meaningful to G. Oliver because his dad, Jasper Riggs, and several of his uncles had fought to preserve the Union.

G. Oliver was 16 — the same age Sebastian is now — when he began playing for Decoration Day services. Except for the time he was in the hospital recovering from typhoid, he continued to participate every year, as a performer or band director, until he retired as director of the St. Cloud Municipal Band in 1944.

I teared up several times today at the Northfield event, mostly during the speeches by eighth-grader Reed Roney and high school senior Erin Hahn. Hearing the eloquent words they had written about what Memorial Day means to them, as young people who have not experienced war themselves, gave me hope for our country’s future.

Their speeches also brought to mind a speech that G. Oliver heard in 1906 — not at Andersonville, but at Shiloh National Military Park, another stop on the battlefield tour. During the dedication of a memorial to the Sixth Iowa Regiment, Jesse A. Miller, the son of the regiment’s colonel, said:

“I, as one who was born after the war, as one who knows nothing of the war except what I have heard and read, feel that I am a better man and will live a better life for having visited these battlefields ... I hope that as the days go by and as the years roll on ... these memorials will ever tend to raise the citizenship of this country and make the people of this nation a better and higher type of civilization than any that has gone before.”

As someone who also knows nothing of war, except what I have heard and read, I feel that I am a better person because of the veterans I have known in my life, and those I wish I could have known. As the days go by and the years roll on, I will be forever grateful.

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Spring 2015 slide show

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 2:12pm
  • Richard O'Meara taught "Falling Upward"--Richard Rohr on the Spiritual Journey.
  • His class met at Kildahl Park Pointe.
  • Richard Collman discussed The Celts
  • They were at VOC.
  • Jim Holden taught Mark Twain.
  • His special guest, Wm. Cosgrove, a Twain impersonator, drew a large crowd.
  • They were at the Senior Center.
  • Gary Wagenbach and Alan Anderson presented Developing Climate Literacy.
  • They met at the Methodist Church. Notice that one of his students was wrapped in tinfoil insulation.
  • Energy! --We all want it.
  • Solveig Zempel gave The Plays of Henrik Ibsen
  • They met at VOC.
  • Bruce Benson discussed "Classic Sermons".
  • They were also at VOC.
  • Bill Woehrlin presented "Putin's Russia".
  • We were at the Senior Center.
  • Mary Wood discussed "Letters from Japan."
  • This was at the Fireside Rm, NRC.
  • Jerry Mohrig taught The History and Chemistry of Cooking.
  • His students at VOC were a quick study.
  • David Norman taught Hunger in a World of Plenty.
  • They were at VOC.
  • Bob Flaten gave another popular course on Great Decisions.
  • They were at the Nygaard Theater.
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From the Archives: Dandelion Clocks Aglow

Penelopedia: This & That in Northfield - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:39pm
This post was originally published June 6, 2008, when my son was eight. I've been noticing again how dandelion seedheads catch the light and have a magical appeal -- if you're open to it!

On a recent evening walk, I found the glow of dandelion seedheads, or "clocks," illuminated by the setting sun, quite magical. My son, like many children, loves to blow the dandelion clocks. Adults, on the other hand, tend to consider dandelion clocks an eyesore and shudder at the thought of those countless seed parachutes wafting over their lawns. I remember my mother teaching my brother and me to "tell the time" by counting the blows it took until the seeds were all blown away. There is still something compelling about those weightless, silky orbs, if we take the time to notice.
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Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:02pm

The miracle was he was brought to the hospital, treated, and released. WHEW!

Who would hold an event with fly-ins of any type next to a big honkin’ transmission line?


From Scripps Channel 5 News
Skydiver Treated, Released From Hospital After Hitting Powerlines

And another version:

And in the Winchester Herald Chronicle:

Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel

A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital.

More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the first of three divers to exit an airplane and came down toward the ground gracefully while the National Anthem was being played.

A wind gust hit Pitts, causing him to drift into the electrical lines where he was left hanging for less than a minute. He dropped from the lines and fell onto a rocky area next to Tims Ford Lake.

Zachary Colescott, Winchester Municipal Airport manager, said right after the fall that Pitts was conscious and being airlifted.

Colescott said the team was concerned about the wind flow the day of the event.

“That was one thing we were worried about was the wind — being so close to the water and the power lines,” he said. “I’m really glad he is okay.”

Despite the scary interruption to the show, acclaimed country singer Lee Greenwood went on to perform as scheduled.

The event lasted all day and held plenty of entertainment for spectators, including the traveling Vietnam memorial wall, musical entertainment and a boat parade.

Jayson Davis, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home family services counselor, said the outcome at the event was surprising.

“There were a lot more people who came out than we expected,” he said. “I’m proud that so many people came out to enjoy the day with us.”

Greenwood was the main attraction. He spoke from the heart in a talking to the Herald Chronicle about small town U.S.A. and how he was looking forward to coming to Winchester and preforming.

“I love the small town flavor as it reminds me how I grew up in California,” he said. “Little towns are becoming big towns, and big towns are becoming big cities. Somewhere in the transition, we are losing the face of America. Winchester, Tennessee, is a reminder of all that is good with the United States.”

For Greenwood, Memorial Day provided the perfect opportunity to spread his message of patriotism.

“Memorial Day is not just about the good food, drinks and fireworks, which thrills the crowds — it’s about remembering those who have sacrificed through the years to give us that chance,” he said. “There are memorials all across the nation that bear witness to the struggle America has had in gaining and maintain our independence. It’s that thought I reflect on when I sing and when we observe this holiday.”

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Audio Replay of the 2015 Memorial Day Service

KYMN Radio - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 11:35am
Click to view slideshow.

Thanks to all who helped make for another great Memorial Day service, this year inside at the National Guard Armory Building.

Memorial Service 2015

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GALLERY: Weather doesn't dampen Northfield's Memorial Day tribute

Northfield News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:46am
While the weather forced the "Memorial Day 2015: Tribute to all Veterans" inside on Monday morning, spirits weren't dampened in the least.
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Memorial Day ceremony moved to Downtown Armory – 2015

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:31pm

NOTE: The Northfield Memorial Day Service will be re-located into the National Guard Armory, located at 519 Division St in Downtown Northfield this year.

If you can not attend in person, KYMN Radio will be airing the program at 9am on Memorial Day.  Listen to your radio or online.

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Memorial Day ceremony moved to Armory

Northfield News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 7:48pm
 The Northfield Minnesota Memorial Day Service, due to the forecast of inclement weather, will be re-located into the National Guard Armory, located at 519 Division St in Downtown Northfield.
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Fine Tune #280… a little moody? 24 May 2015

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 7:15pm

Host Wendy Nordquist hosts an eclectic hour of acoustic, Americana, jazz, old-time, roots and world music every Sunday evening from 6-7 p.m.

Fine Tune 05-24-15 #280

Today’s show has more mood than theme – can’t name it exactly,
but my ears knew what they wanted to hear….

 1  Alex de Grassi / White Rain 2  John Fullbright / Happy 3  Sarah Jarosz / Build Me Up from Bones 4  Ari Herstrand / Itch Inside Your Ear 5  Laura Marling / Hope in the Air 6  Six Mile Grove / Climb That Mountain 7  Patty Loveless / Fools Thin Air 8  The Americans / Sweet and Low 9  Eliza Gilkyson / Where No Monument Stands 10 Glen Hansard / High Hope 11 Tift Merritt / Hopes Too High 12 Fair Oaks / Come What May/Let It Rain 13 L.Q. Jones / You Have Been a Friend to Me 14 Claire Lynch / Who Knows what Tomorrow may Bring 15 John Fullbright / Very First Time

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Kentucky: Pipeline company does not have power of eminent domain

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:44pm

Great decision this week from the Kentucky Court of Appeals:

Kentucky Court of Appeals – Bluegrass Pipeline Company v. Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain (KURED) – No Eminent Domain

Here are some choice snippets:

In granting summary judgment, the trial court believed that KRS 278.502 only granted condemnation powers to entities providing public utilities regulated by the Public Service Commission. It also believed that since the pipeline was only going to be utilized to move NGLs to the Gulf of Mexico, the pipelines would not be “in public service.” We agree.

And another logical finding:

If these NGLs are not reaching Kentucky consumers, then Bluegrass and its pipeline cannot be said to be in the public service of Kentucky. We therefore affirm the circuit court’s judgment that Bluegrass does not possess the ability to condemn property through eminent domain.

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Fire in Wabasha County last night

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:42pm

On the way home from the Rohlfing Raj, on County Road 1 north of Mazeppa, there was a huge fire back behind a farm’s buildings and trees, very violent rolling flames, not like a campfire, bonfire or even a junk pile fire.  Called it in, and then had to turn back because I’d forgotten something, and saw the crew of trucks headed out, filling the farm yard, at least a dozen trucks out there, and they were still there when we returned headed finally home, fire still burning.  Seemed gaslike to me, propane tank?  Much like a mini-Bakken BOOM! train fire:


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Sun, May 24 - Game vs Hastings postponed

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:23pm

The game Sunday vs the Hastings Hawks has been postponed due to rain. Game to be played Wed, May 27. 7:30 start.

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Ruth Steinke Finished 11th in Steeplechase on Final Day at NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 10:19pm

Junior Ruth Steinke was the final member of the Carleton College women’s track and field team competing on day three of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. She finished 11th overall in the steeplechase, clocking a time of 10:56.85.

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Hart Hornor Closes NCAA Championships with Another All-America Award

Carleton Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:03pm

On the final day of competition at the 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Carleton College junior Hart Hornor turned in his second All-America performance of the national meet as he finished sixth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:25.09.

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GALLERY: Rice County residents peruse for rustic gold

Northfield News - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:46pm
Trinkets, odd and ends, woodwork, metalwork, rusty decor, tractors, farming equipment and more were on full display Saturday afternoon, as a part of Rice County Steam &amp; Gas Engines, Inc.'s 15th an
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Jerry Cook-Gallardo Qualifies for 800-Meter Finals at the NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:53pm

Jerry Cook-Gallardo  continued his stellar rookie campaign by earning a spot in the finals of the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He finished second in his heat with a time of 1:51.08, the second-best mark posted by a first-year in the field of 20 student-athletes.

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All-American Amelia Campbell Finishes Fourth in Heptathlon on Day Two of the NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:22pm

Carleton College junior Amelia Campbell secured All-American status for the third time in her career after finishing fourth in the heptathlon at the 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She accumulated 4,924 points over the two-day of competition.

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Senior Menu

Northfield News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:39pm
For meals at the Northfield Senior Center, suggested donations for those older than age 60 is $3.50. Cost for those under age 60 is $6.
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