Mrs. Smyth and Wilshire Park Elementary’s fifth grade Chamber Singers sang traditional and classic holiday favorites to the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce and the staff and residents of Chandler Place on Tuesday, Dec. 17 as they have for approximately 35 years.
Ramsey County Deputy Sheriff and D.A.R.E officer Mary Bergstrom and Lions Club member Ron Sholl of the New Brighton Lions presented dictionaries to the third grade students at Turtle Lake Elementary School.
Minnesota recently received some exciting news about our schools and our economy.
According to a new economic forecast, our state is facing a projected budget surplus of nearly $1.1 billion. This means that we can completely repay the money state lawmakers previously borrowed from our schools, an unpopular gimmick used to balance the state budget that is widely known as the “school shift.”
In her Mrs. Claus attire and he in Santa hat for the Breakfast with Santa and later open house Dec. 7, Raydelle and Bill Bruentrup still spend time at the old homestead, volunteering countless hours on behalf of the Maplewood Area Historical Society. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Growing up on his family’s farm, Bill Bruentrup milked cows twice a day. Even on Christmas.
“On Christmas Eve, we’d milk a little bit earlier than we normally did so we could come in, clean up, eat dinner, and then we would open our presents,” the 72-year-old said. “I remember getting ready for Christmas, because we tried to get as many things done as we could.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently awarded a contract for preliminary work on a street reconstruction project on Lake Elmo Avenue (County Road 17) from 30th Street North to Stillwater Boulevard North. The goal is to address safety, mobility and flooding issues on the roadway that cuts through Lake Elmo’s downtown. (Map of project area courtesy of Washington County)
The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently approved a consultant contract for preliminary work on a project to allay issues with safety, mobility and flooding by reconstructing a stretch of Lake Elmo Avenue North that cuts through the city’s main business district.
Downtown Lake Elmo transformed into a winter wonderland of Christmas trees Dec. 14 as the Light Up Lake Elmo event took shape and visitors warmed up with hot cocoa and cider. The event officially got under way as a community tree, donated by Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm, was lit. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
Was there a present you wrote on your wish list every year when you were a child -- a present you never received? Maybe it was a much-desired pet or a toy that “Santa” disapproved of. Or perhaps there’s a gift on your adult wish list that you’re still holding out hope for.
Or maybe you unexpectedly did get that longed-for item and were overjoyed.
Here, newspaper staff members reflect on holidays past and what they did, and didn’t, find under the tree.