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New Auburn will host annual fireworks show

7/2/2020

By John Mueller
McLeod County Chronicle
Editor

Sitting in front of a computer, he’ll choreograph the fireworks show people will see Saturday in New Auburn. It’s a show Bennie Netzley will spend hours creating.


Netzley is the manager of Hollywood Pyrotechnics Inc., the firm the New Auburn Fire Department and VFW Post have hired to present the fireworks display July 4, at 10 p.m., at High Island Lake in New Auburn. Netzley’s co-workers at Hollywood Pyrotechnics will begin setting up the display Saturday morning just after 9 a.m. They’ll complete their work in time for dinner and a break before the show begins around 10 p.m. The pallet containing the fireworks for New Auburn weighs just a shade over 981 pounds.

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70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War

7/1/2020

This year is the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. Many Arlington men were in the conflict and would like their commitment recognized.


It all began on June 25, 1950. Behind a thunderous artillery barrage, over 107,000 extremely well trained North Korean army, NKPA, exploded over the 38th parallel, the boundary with South Korea. Their plan was to conquer the southern half of the country and restore the area to one communist nation. They anticipated the Civil War would be over in six  months.


They came in a hair’s breadth of doing so. The south Korean government had no idea that a war was imminent. It was totally unprepared for the war. Its army, ROK,  was poorly trained and extremely under- armed.


President Truman wisely took the issue to the United Nations and succeeded in getting the UN to support the war. Very soon there were 16 countries that sent troops and 41 sent equipment or aid.

Find the complete story in the July 2, 2020 addition of the Arlington Enterprise.

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Arlington keeping own ambulance service

7/1/2020

By Kurt Menk
Editor

Arlington is keeping its own ambulance service starting Monday, July 6.
The Arlington City Council, as reported in a recent edition of the Arlington Enterprise, voted 4-0 and approved a motion to opt out of the current ambulance trial merger with Gaylord effective Sunday, July 5.


The City Council, at that time, cited a number of reasons. First, shifts were not being filled during the trial period. Second, others were not being filled until 15 minutes before shifts started. Third, the City of Arlington would lose its ambulance license in a joint powers agreement with Gaylord. Fourth, feedback from the public revealed that local residents did not support an ambulance merger with Gaylord. Fifth, there was a huge financial disparity between the two ambulance services.


The City Council, since that vote, has explored two options. The first option includes keeping its own ambulance service. The second option is contracting out its ambulance service.


The City of Arlington, in order to conduct its due diligence, did issue a request for proposals in regard to possibly contracting out the ambulance service. The city, however, did not receive any proposals, primarily due to COVID-19.

Find the complete story in the July 2, 2020 addition of the Arlington Enterprise.

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New Auburn will host annual fireworks show

7/1/2020

By John Mueller
McLeod County Chronicle
Editor

Sitting in front of a computer, he’ll choreograph the fireworks show people will see Saturday in New Auburn. It’s a show Bennie Netzley will spend hours creating.


Netzley is the manager of Hollywood Pyrotechnics Inc., the firm the New Auburn Fire Department and VFW Post have hired to present the fireworks display July 4, at 10 p.m., at High Island Lake in New Auburn. Netzley’s co-workers at Hollywood Pyrotechnics will begin setting up the display Saturday morning just after 9 a.m. They’ll complete their work in time for dinner and a break before the show begins around 10 p.m. The pallet containing the fireworks for New Auburn weighs just a shade over 981 pounds.

Find the complete story in the July 2, 2020 addition of the Arlington Enterprise.

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