Despite North High net keeper Marit Larson’s amazing performance in stopping 45 shots by the Hill-Murray Pioneers Friday, Dec. 13, it was the four that eluded her that cost her and her teammates the hockey game.
The Pioneers scored three goals in the first period of the game at Polar Arena and then were limited to just one more in the final 34 minutes.
The North High Polars traveled to Phalen Arena Tuesday, Dec.10, for a hard-skating, good end-to-end contest with the Johnson Governors and emerged on top, 4-1.
“It was a bit sloppy,” said North veteran mentor Jerry Diebel at game’s end. “But Johnson is that kind of club. They make you look ‘sloppy’ out there on the ice. But both teams played hard and gave a good effort.
A good second-period comeback by North High went for naught Thursday, Dec. 12, as the Tartan boys hockey team recorded a 7-4 triumph.
The loss dropped the Polars to 0-1 in the Classic Suburban Conference.
More money coming in from property taxes helped Lake Elmo keep its tax levy flat in 2014.
With a 4-0 vote, the Lake Elmo City Council approved next year’s tax levy at its Dec. 3 meeting with no increase from 2013, while increasing debt service payments, which were covered by last year’s surplus, said city staff. Council member Anne Smith was absent.
For North St. Paul, a place to exercise is too expensive to run.
The city’s fitness center will close on Dec. 31, about 21 years after the North St. Paul Community Center (now Community School) opened.
Shoreview’s Mayor Sandy Martin, left, poses with Julie B. Williams at the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation event where Williams was given the Citizen of the Year award. (submitted photo)
The city of Shoreview honored Julie B. Williams with this year’s Citizen of the Year award at its annual Volunteer Appreciation event last month at the Shoreview Community Center.
The Shoreview City Council in 2007 began giving out the award to honor a resident who gives back to the community through volunteer work and inspires others to do the same.
A hearing in the trial of Nicole Beecroft, 24, of Oakdale has been postponed for the second time in two months.
The hearing was originally set for Nov. 15 after Washington County Judge John Hoffman found her guilty of second-degree murder in September. Prosecutors requested an upward departure from sentencing guidelines based on aggravating factors, including the vulnerability of the infant and that Beecroft had treated the newborn with “particular cruelty.”
After losing only one regular-season game last year and returning a solid nucleus, the Mounds View High School girls hockey team was expected to be a force again this season. The season didn’t start out the way many had hoped, however, as the Mustangs went winless in their first four games.