Linda Baer, a senior consultant for i4Solutions in Maplewood, has been named a “guest director” on the Society for College and University Planning, an international group of higher-education planning headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich.
An oath of office “re-enactment” for new Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell was held during the Aug. 12 city council meeting. Schnell was officially sworn in on his first day, July 29. His wife, Julie, pinned on his badge, No. 55. Mayor Will Rossbach made a statement on behalf of the city, saying, “We know that he will do a very good job for us and continue the tradition of leadership we have come to expect.”
The North St. Paul Police Department greeted visitors with manning a radar gun gauging speed, wearing special goggles that mimic some effects of being under the influence, and making fingerprinting records for children.
Neighbors were treated to hot dogs, popcorn, games, and a performance by the Teddy Bear Band. A neighborhood watch group made root beer floats.
If you live in a community in the Twin Cities, chances are good you’ve seen a house that has been painted by a Paint-A-Thon team. Over the last 29 years, Paint-A-Thon volunteers have painted 6,300 homes in the seven-county metro area.
Saturday, Aug. 3, was the official “paint day” for the 60 teams that participated in this year’s Paint-A-Thon, a program offered through the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. Now in its 29th year, the program caters to low-income seniors and the physically disabled, who may not be able to paint their homes on their own.
Richard Engstrom, Maplewood, and his son Rob, Shell Lake, both have built wood canoes based on plans from the 1969 magazine Popular Science. Richard, after raising seven children with his wife Mary Lou, finally got around to building the canoe.
Tyler Weaver was honored at a special reception at Senator Al Franken’s St. Paul office June 9. (submitted photo)
U.S. Senator Al Franken recently congratulated Tyler Weaver, a Minnesota State-Mankato student from Maplewood, on his appointment to West Point. He will be part of the Class of 2017 when he enters this summer.