Ramsey Co. - Maplewood Review People

Wed
24
Dec

No wrapping: 97-year-old’s gift is in song

Around a dozen Edgerton Elementary 4-5-6th-grade choir members made a surpise caroling visit with Cecilia Gresback, a 97-year old Maplewood resident Dec. 16. Next, the singers were off to the Maplewood Mall for a singing engagement.
Around a dozen Edgerton Elementary 4-5-6th-grade choir members made a surpise caroling visit with Cecilia Gresback, a 97-year old Maplewood resident Dec. 16. Next, the singers were off to the Maplewood Mall for a singing engagement. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Carolers sent from across the country
The scene: following a fresh sprinkling of snow, 14 young carolers from Edgerton Elementary School file into Cecilia Gresback’s living room, filling her Maplewood home with song and good tidings. The 97-year-old rocks her chair back and forth and claps her hands, keeping tempo with the carolers as they sing “Holly Jolly Christmas” with a keyboard accompaniment.
Her daughter, Rita Shor, sitting by her side, can hardly keep her eyes dry.

Wed
17
Dec

North St. Paul dancer lands role

Jalen Gisselquist, North St. Paul, gleefully plays the villain in “The Nutcracker.”
Jalen Gisselquist, North St. Paul, gleefully plays the villain in “The Nutcracker.” (submitted photo)

Jalen Gisselquist, North St. Paul, will be a featured performer as the Rat King in Ballet Minnesota’s “The Classic Nutcracker.” The 20-year-old Gisselquist has literally made leaps and bounds during his four short years as a ballet dancer.

Sat
06
Dec

Schnell earns ‘master practitioner’ certification

Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and his wife, Julie, at his July 2013 swearing-in ceremony in Maplewood. Schnell had previously served as Hastings police chief and as a communications officer and sergeant with St. Paul.
Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and his wife, Julie, at his July 2013 swearing-in ceremony in Maplewood. Schnell had previously served as Hastings police chief and as a communications officer and sergeant with St. Paul. (file photo)

The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association has certified Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell as a master practitioner, the highest certification level in the association’s new credentialing program.

Wed
03
Dec

Coleman takes the reins in Maplewood

After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council.
After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After leaving Maplewood city administration during some rocky years in the mid-2000s, Melinda Coleman came back in 2013 for more.

Wed
03
Dec

A sign of the season - photo


Linda Baumeister/Review

A snowman wired with lights was sighted along South Avenue in North St. Paul on a frosty morning Dec. 1.

Fri
07
Nov

Free fun - photos

In cave woman attire and props, Jane Lamson got into character at the St. Mark’s Trunk or Treat held on Halloween night. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

St. Mark’s Trunk or Treat held on Halloween night. Photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

Sat
01
Nov

People - published in the Ramsey Co. - Maplewood Review Oct. 29, 2014

Rebecca Lund of Maplewood; Alexis Scanlon of North St. Paul; Amy Keyes of Maplewood Middle School

Fri
31
Oct

Halloween fun for everyone - photos

A candy corn witch for the evening, Hailey Nordquist fishes for a prize at the Halloween Hoedown fish pond. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
A candy corn witch for the evening, Hailey Nordquist fishes for a prize at the Halloween Hoedown fish pond. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Photos from Maplewood Area Historical Society's Halloween Hoedown 2014 published in the Oct. 29, 2014 edition of the Maplewood Review.  Click link below to view more or purchase photos. Photos by Linda Baumeister/Review.

Fri
17
Oct

Gizmo's got it - photo


Linda Baumeister/Review

Just try to get past “Gizmo,” this alert 6-year-old Shih Tzu, to get to his North St. Paul family’s fall decorations. Gizmo was enjoying the outdoors on a beautiful fall afternoon Oct. 12 like many of the rest of us.

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