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Nov

Students sing and salute

North St. Paul American Legion Honor Guard and veteran Tom Burns introduces himself during Oakdale Elementary’s annual Veterans Day Program and Recognition Nov. 11.
North St. Paul American Legion Honor Guard and veteran Tom Burns introduces himself during Oakdale Elementary’s annual Veterans Day Program and Recognition Nov. 11.

Area schools held programs to honor veterans and to celebrate Veteran's Day with them. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

Wed
18
Nov

Chuck Wiger receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award

Association of Metropolitan School Districts recently presented state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, with its 2015 Friend of Public Education Award on Friday, Oct. 30.

Fri
23
Oct

Halloween hoedown

Costumed as a Star Wars Rebel, Brody Pavel gets down low for the Limbo contest.
Costumed as a Star Wars Rebel, Brody Pavel gets down low for the Limbo contest.

The 15th annual Maplewood Area Historical Society’s Halloween Hoedown was held at the Maplewood Community Center Oct. 16. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

 

Wed
21
Oct

In Memory: "Living in Joy!"

Pearl Darlene Christenson
Pearl Darlene Christenson

Pearl Darlene Christenson of Arden Hills passed peacefully, surrounded by her family on Oct. 11, 2015. Born to the Reverend Oscar and Mrs. Olga Jacobson on Aug. 21, 1929 in Chicago, Pearl grew up in parsonages in Pinewood and Fertile, Minnesota, where she ran with her pack of pals, the “Crazy Eight.”

Wed
21
Oct

Learning to walk again, then skateboard

Once his prosthetic leg is ready, Sam Sellie, 21, hopes to be back at the skate park in Oakdale, navigating the obstacles with a prosthetic leg and wider skateboard for better balance. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Once his prosthetic leg is ready, Sam Sellie, 21, hopes to be back at the skate park in Oakdale, navigating the obstacles with a prosthetic leg and wider skateboard for better balance. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Sam Sellie won't let prosthetic leg slow him down
This past April, Sam Sellie, 21, went in for a routine heart surgery to have a leaky aortic valve replaced. The next day, he went into cardiac arrest and ended up back on the operating table. He spent the next two weeks in a medically-induced coma with a machine supporting his heart and lungs.
When he woke up in a hospital bed, he was completely unaware of what his close friends and family already knew: his heart had been saved, but his left leg had been amputated below the knee.

Wed
14
Oct

100th Birthday Celebration

Josephine Zeug, of North St. Paul, turned 100 years old this year. Her birthday was Jan. 20. A special Senate resolution was prepared to honor her and State Sen. Chuck Wiger presented Josephine with the Senate Resolution on Sept.

Wed
14
Oct

Students break in new trail along County Road B

City, county, and school officials gathered with Weaver Elementary students for the grand opening of the County Road B Trail Oct. 7. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
City, county, and school officials gathered with Weaver Elementary students for the grand opening of the County Road B Trail Oct. 7. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Avion Miller, 10, helps usher underclassman across the street, on their way to Weaver Elementary in Maplewood.

Wed
14
Oct

Maplewood council candidates highlight experience, city issues

Bob Cardinal
Bob Cardinal

On Nov. 3, Maplewood voters will select two of four candidates running for city council to serve alongside Mayor Nora Slawik, and council members Marylee Abrams and Kathleen Juenemann.

Wed
14
Oct

In matrimony and memory

Nick Zahradka and his bride Beverly Yang take pre-wedding photos at Janie’s Playground, a unique whimsical youth structure built in memory of his 18-month-old niece. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Nick Zahradka and his bride Beverly Yang take pre-wedding photos at Janie’s Playground, a unique whimsical youth structure built in memory of his 18-month-old niece. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Paying tribute to his late niece Janie Zahradka, Nick Zahradka married Beverly Yang next to Janie's Playground this past Saturday, Oct. 10.

"We feel Janie's spirit there," Janie's grandmother Peggy Zahradka says of the park.

Wed
23
Sep

Still singing

Christ Lutheran School students walked to the new North St. Paul Veterans Park and sang the national anthem on the song’s 201st birthday to honor the blessings of our country and those who have kept and still keep it free.

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