lass of 2014 Irondale High School graduate Nicholas R. Grahek has received an Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews.
Ellie Zeller and Katie McDaniels, members of the Wheaton College women’s basketball team, were honored earlier this year by the conference in which Wheaton plays. They added to their post-season honors haul last month with some All-Region recognition.
Volunteering is great! On the last Saturday of March I had the rare privilege to volunteer to help out the less fortunate. The time to help others is one thing that retirement has afforded me. I joined 140 other individuals at a small non-profit company called Bridging to assemble 89 new dressers purchased at a discount from Ikea using money provided by eight Kiwanis clubs and their associated Key clubs in the metro area.
Recent newspaper stories describe plans for large-scale solar fields built by Xcel and proposed community solar gardens built by entrepreneurs. The political, technical, and legal “climates” are such that it is a good time to work toward integrating solar power into the Roseville community. Consequently, last week, a small group of interested residents and City officials met to learn about the current state of affairs, with interest in starting to explore solar possibilities for Roseville.
You thought you would be rid of me after I went away to college, but you thought wrong.
Maybe it was destiny--you see, I grew up about three blocks away from New Brighton City Hall. And I’m pretty sure I was at least partially named after the lake in Arden Hills.