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q 9R Thursday, April 18,2013 .+ v Tri-Coun News * www.tricoun news.ran St. Cloud Municipal Band Spring Concert SCMB to paint musical picture band students attending Robbin- Flutes, trumpets and tubas will sdale Cooper High School in New replace paint, brushes and canvas Hope. Krohn is currently leading at the St. Cloud Municipal Band's the band program at Monticello (SCMB) Spring Concert. "A Musi- High School where he is responsi- 1.861 CIVI L WAR 1865 cal Mosaic," will feature songs ble for every facet ofthe wind band that, when combined, create a big- program. ger musical picture. Krohn's trumpet playing has 3rd MinnesotaVolunteer Infan- The annual spring concert allowed him to play in ensembles try- On duty at Fort Heiman, Ky to be held 7:30 p.m. Monday, which have traveled to 13 coun- until June2, 1863. May 13, at the Paramount Theatre tries and 44 states. He is currently 4th MinnesotaVolunteer Infan- in downtown St. Cloudwill feature playing in his local church orches- try - On the march to Milliken's alarge palette of music from a Ger- tra, and continues a long tenure Bend, La. shwin medley to contemporary of playing cornet with the Lake 5thMinnesotaVolunteerlnfan- programmatic work. The show Wobegon Brass Band. He resides try - On duty at Duckport, La will also be the first concert for in Monticello with his wife and untilApri129, 1863. the SCMB's new conductor Brett two college-aged children. 6th MinnesotaVolunteer Infan- Krohn. Krohn says, "The St. Cloud The concert is free and the pub- try - On duty at Camp Pope near Municipal Band will continue car- lic is encouraged to attend. The Iowa City, Iowa until June 16, 1863. rying out its mission by perform- program is made possible with 7th Minnesota Volunteerlnfan- ing a fine repertoire that includes support from the Dave and Laura try- On garrison duty in Mankato a variety of genres. We'll play (Poganski) Light Legacy Fund of and other points in Minnesota marches, transcriptions, and pow- the Central Minnesota Commu- until June 1863. erful hymn settings. The night will nity Foundation, as well as sup- 8th Minnesota Volunteer include a variety of music, so there port from the Central Minnesota Infantry - On frontier duty at var- should be something for everyone. Arts Board and is funded, in part, ious points in Minnesota: Anoka, Come andjoinus!" by the Minnesota Arts and Cul- Princeton, Monticello, Kingston, Brett Krohn graduated with rural Heritage Fund as appropri- Manannah, Paynesville, Fort Rip- a B.A. in Computer Science ated by the Minnesota State Leg- ley, Sauk Center, Pomme de Terre, from Bethel College in 1987 and islature with money from the Leg- Alexandria and Fort Abercrombie received a B.Mus.Ed. degree in acyAmendment vote of the people until May 1864. 1990. In May 2005, Krohn gradu- of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008. 9thMinnesotaVolunteerlnfan- ated with a M.M. degree, with an The St. Cloud Municipal Band try - On garrison duty in various emphasis in Wind Band Conduct- is a fellowship of musicians shar- frontier Minnesota communities ing, from St. Cloud State Univer- ing our tradition of performing until June 1863. sity. great music. The Municipal Band 10th Minnesota Volunteer Krohn is in his 23rd year of is a non-profit organization. For Infantry - Regiment on detached teaching. His teaching career information how to support the service for garrison duty at vari- started in Cambridge, Minn in St. Cloud Municipal Band, or to ous outposts in frontier Minnesota 1990 where be taught fifth- and learn more about the group, visit until June 1863. sixth-grade band until 1997. The, or 1st Regiment Minnesota Cav- next nine years were invested in email rnunicipalband@grnail.corn, airy "Mounted Rangers" - Orga- nized at St. Cloud, St. Peter and Fort Snelling for frontier duty April 14-20 is 911 Dispatchers Week againstlndiansuntilJune 1863. Brackett's Battalion of Min- April 14-20 is National Public linking you to all of Meeker Coun- nesota Cavalry - On duty at Fort Safety Telecommunications (911 ty's public safety and Law Enforce- Donelson, Tenn until June 5, dispatchers) Week. I would like to ment services. 1863. takethistimetothankallofourdis- In 2012 The Sheriff's Office Dis- 1st Minnesota Light Artillery patcbers for their continued work patchers received 29,624 incoming Battery - On duty at Lake Provi- and dedication providing excellent phone calls, of these 8,032.were 911 dence, La until April 22, 1863. services to our public safety. This phone calls, and initiated 17,451 2nd Independent Battery, Min- week has been set aside to raise calls for service through Computer nesota Light Artillery- On duty at awareness of the hard work, dedi- Aided Dispatching (CAD) software. Murfreesboro Tenn until June 4, cation, and the vital link to public Our dispatchers are hard work- 1863. safety services our 911 dispatchers ing, dedicated professionals and do 2nd United States Sharpshoot- provide, and we have come to rely an outstanding job on a daily basis ers, Company A - In camp at Fal- on everyday, and I want to take this opportu- mouth, Va untilApri127, 1863. When you call our dispatch cen- nity to publicly say "Thank you" for ter, or 911 in an emergency, the dis- their hard work and dedication. patcher on duty will provide profes- Jeff Norlin sionai assistance from the routine SheriffofMeeker County calls for service to dire emergencies I221 ri-County uto Glass Brian Hooper- Kimball +Mobile +Auto Glass Repair Auto Glass Replacerner 320.339.8744 1-877-599-8734 Fax: 320-398-5217 Civil War digest: This week 150 years ago Major Highlights for the Week the Union garrison. Other fight- Wednesday, April 15, 1863 ing occurred at Sabine Pass, Texas, Major General Ulysses S. and Hartsville, Tenn. Grant's forces continued to move The Confederate Congress from Milliken's Bend on the Mis- authorized a volunteer navy sissippi River to below Vicksburg, whereby qualified people could Miss skirmishing near Dunbar's procureandfitoutvesselsforcurs- Plantation on Bayou Vidal, La. ing against the Federals, with the President Abraham Lincoln main compensation to be prize expressed his concern to Major money. However, the idea never General Joseph Hooker, Army of was implemented. the Potomac commander, regard- Sunday, April 19, 1863 ing the slow pace of Major General President Abraham Lincoln, George Stoneman's cavalry opera- Major General Henry W. Halleck tions, and Secretary of War Edwin Stan- Thursday, April 16, 1863 ton took a quick one-day trip to Acting Rear Admiral David Aquia Creek, Va on army mat- Dixon Porter's fleet of 12 vessels ters. The venture was carried out attempted to run past the city in secret. of Vicksburg, Miss. They came Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson's downriver to aid Major General raiders moved deeper into Missis- Ulysses Grant'scrossing.Although sippi and skirmished with Con- often hit by the Confederate bat- federates at Pontotoc. Other skir- teries, all but one ofthe vessels got mishing occurred at Big Swift through safely and concentrated Creek, N.C.; Battery Huger, Hill's near Hard Times, on the west bank Point, Va.; Celina and Creelsbor- of the Mississippi River. The dra- ough, Ky.; Dickson Station, Ala.; matic passage of the flotilla was a and Trenton, Tenn. further step in the build-up for the Monday, April 20, 1863 upcomingVicksburgcampaign. A proclamation by President Confederate President Jeffer- Abraham Lincoln declared that son Davis approved acts of the the state of West Virginia, having Confederate Congress to allow the approval of the U.S. Congress, minors to hold army commissions would officially join the Union on and to prevent absences of soldiers June 20. and sailors without leave. In Louisiana, Federal forces Friday, April 17, 1863 occupied Opelousas and Washing- Colonel Benjamin H. Gri- ton, and the Union navy squadron erson of Illinois headed south captured Butte-a-la-Rose. Confed- from LaGrange, Tenn with a erate raiders fought a skirmish at 1,700-strong cavalry on a startling Patterson, Mo. raid into Mississippi. The intent Tuesday, April 21, 1863 was to draw attention away from Confederates under Brigadier Major General Ulysses Grant's General William E. Jones began a Vicksburg campaign, raid on the Baltimore & Ohio Rail- Skirmishing occurred around road inWestVirginia, which lasted Suffolk, Va.; on the Amite River until May 21, resulting in consid- and at Bayou Vermillion, La.; Core erable but minor fighting. Creek, N.C.; on the White River A skirmish occurred at Palo in Missouri; and at Lundy's Lane, Alto, Miss and a Federal expe- Cherokee Station, Great Bear dition moved from Opelousas to Creek and Barton's Station in Ala- Barre's Landing, La. bama + + Where Minnesota Regiments Saturday, April 18, 1863 were the week of April 15-21, Colonel Benjamin H. Grier- 1863 son's raiders met their first minor 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infan- opposition between Ripley and try - In camp near Falmouth, Va NewAlbany, Miss as skirmishing untilApri11863. broke out on the line of march. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer A Confederate attack on Fay- Infantry- On duty at Chapel Hill, ettev!lle, Ark was repulsed by Tenn until June4, 1863. Severe Weather Awareness Week By Mark Anthony, Meteorologist Weather column: This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. It is difficult to think about tor- nadoes, thunderstorms, hail, and lightning when we are dealing with .slick roads and snow drifts still 'around our houses. How- ever, iF is critical to be prepared, because:the season will arrive- eventually. Again, here is some informa- tion tohelp remind you what some of the terms are in dealing with Severe weather: Watches are issued when con- ditions are favorable for torna- does, severe thuriderstorms, Or flash floods. If you are in a watch area you can continue with nor- mal activities, but stay alert to changing conditions, "and also make plans to seek shelter if nec- essary." Warnings are issued when severe weather has been reported or is imminent. You should seek shelter immediatelyifyou are in or near the path of the storm. Storm based "warnings are issued for the area where the storm will move so you should know the name of the county in which you are in at that Marshall Low 25 High 37 time." Keep flashlights and radios Monday, April 15: Mostly cloudy handy ifyou lose power and to stay to cloudy, 60-percent chance of alert, snow possibly mixed with some Again, with snow still in the light rain or freezing rain. High forecast, many may think of put- 36 Low 23 Winds: NE 10-15 mph N ting off having a plan for the Prec 10"-.50" upcoming season. Please don't put Monday's sunrise: 6:28 a.m. this off as it is critical for your fam- Monday's sunset: 8:11 p.m. ily to stay safe this coming severe Normal High: 56 weather season! You need to know Normal Low: 33 where to go if a tornado is in your Another storm system will arrive path. A basement, interior room, Wednesday and linger into Thurs- or even a storm shelter will all help day that could bring another four you if a tornado is in your vicinity! to six inches of snowfall to the area. Weather history On this date Thursday: Mostly cloudy to last year temperatures hit the cloudy, 50-percent chance of light upper 50s and lower 60s across the snow/light rain. High 34 Low 23 area with plenty of sunshine! Winds: NW 15-25 Prec. Trace-.20" Weather fact: Sirens-normally Friday: Partly cloudy and cool. sound "about three minutes then High 32 Low 21 W'mds: NW 15-25 go silent." Officials say that "it is mph Prec. None very rare to keep the sirens sound- Saturday: Partly cloudy and ing for the entire warning since warmer, 30-percent chance of light that will cause the backup battery rain late. High 46 Low 32 Winds: SE to run out." 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10" MNATAGLANCE: Sunday: Variable cloudiness, Mo0rhead Low 22 High 35 40-percent chance of light rain. Duluth Low 23 High 35 High 43 Low 32 W'md: NE 5-10 mph Central Minn. Low 24 High 36 Prec. Trace-.20" Twin Cities Low 27 High 38 Rochester Low 27 High 39