Editorial: Students and donors are acknowledged

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 12, 2006

In the course of a week, The Tribune publishes stories about people who went out of their way to help another person, excelled in a specific endeavor, or accomplished something which will make the community of Albert Lea a bit better than it was the day before. Though the list is not all inclusive, it will hopefully remind you of others who also deserve to take a bow.

It’s easy to forget those who deserve some recognition as we grapple with the more serious matters of the community. We’d like to take a moment to highlight those good deeds and ask the following people to take a bow:

– All those who contributed to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and helped it surpass its goal. Thanks to the community’s generosity, the agency can help those in need throughout the year.

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– The Albert Lea High School Concert Choir for being chosen to perform for the Minnesota Music Educators’ Association Midwinter In-Service Clinic. More than 80 applications were submitted, but only a handful of groups were chosen.

– Justin Morris of Freeborn County, who was recently named Minnesota Pork Ambassador.

– The Albert Lea Knights of Columbus for awarding scholarships to college students.