The motorcyclist who was airlifted Saturday night after a van failed to yield at an intersection has been identified. 46 year old William Marcum of Faribault was traveling south on Hwy 3 with his wife, 45 year old Donna Ramey when a van driven by 18 year old Natalie Swanson of rural Northfield took a left turn from North Hwy 3 to westbound 19. Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz said Marcum was unable to avoid the van. Both riders were ejected. Ramey suffered minor injuries but Marcum was airlifted from Northfield Hospital to an unspecified metro hospital. Swanson was cited for Failure to Yield. I have not received word of Marcum’s medical condition at this time.
Special needs students perform special service for DJJD
Activity’s already started to gear up for the Defeat of Jesse James Days. The new Event buttons are assembled each year by groups of special needs students from Northfield’s High School and Middle School. They work from March into May assembling about 12,000 buttons. Northfield Middle School Special Education PSA, Beth McClune explains that the students work at the buttons several times a day and each one makes 30 a day. Middle School Special Education teacher Mrs. Treblehorn said, “I think the nice thing about this is that the kids learn some job skills, how to perform a task from left to right, progression, beginning to end, something in that matter. Important for life function skills and then they do get paid and in the end, when we’re all done with these, we will go on a little shopping trip and out to eat”. It’s a long term reward, which can be difficult for the kids, so they pair making the buttons with another activity such as a game that they like or a few minutes on an iPad with something they enjoy. The program has been in existence for over 20 years. This year’s General Chair, Deb Anthony, along with 2 Raiders, Dan Anthony and Herman Transburg presented each student a 2017 Defeat of Jesse James Days t-shirt yesterday with the designation “Official Button Maker” on the back.
Sale of property and Tanzenwald Brewing licenses on Council agenda
The Northfield City Council meets tonight. They’ll meet in closed session at 5:15pm to discuss the sale of property. The regular meeting begins at 6pm. Executive Director of the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC), David Unmacht, will address the Council. A public hearing will be held to consider approval for Taproom On-sale, Off-sale and Sunday Liquor Licenses for Tanzenwald Brewing Company. There will be a 2nd hearing on the 2017 street reclamation projects. On the regular agenda is an agreement for the Sale of city-owned land at 219 Water Street for an 890 square foot expansion of Basil’s Pizza. Meetings are streamed live on the City’s website. Mayor Pownell and Administrator Martig will be in studio at 7:20 tomorrow morning with a recap.
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