Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive. (submitted photo)
Will instead run for open county commissioner seat
State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, announced on Tuesday, Jan. 26 that he will not run for re-election in House District 52B this fall. That same day, he revealed he would instead run for the District 4 Dakota County commissioner seat being vacated by the retiring Nancy Schouweiler.
Drew, 4, and Mia Meyer, 5, of Inver Grove Heights practiced ballet during class on Dec. 5 in St. Paul. The sisters are in the upcoming production of “The Classical Nutcracker” at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium Dec. 18-20. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
More than holiday tradition
It’s not uncommon for kids to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
For one Inver Grove Heights family, ballet shoes are making those footsteps.
Chris Sikorowski went from working in the Hollywood film industry to pastoring Grace Church of the Nazarene in Inver Grove Heights this summer. He and his wife Allison and their two young sons, Elias and Brasen, moved from Pasadena, California to Inver Grove Heights in late July. (courtesy of the Sikorowski family)
The new lead pastor of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Inver Grove Heights wasn’t always preaching in front of a congregation.
Kevin C. Fleischauer, age 59 and Lolly M. Fleischauer, age 60, formally of South St. Paul passed away in Bacolod, Philippines on Aug. 4, 2015. They are preceded in death by their daughter, Sheila Utech; their parents, Ardis and Glen Fleischauer, Lucas and Lilia Mangilaya and Kevin’s brother, Grant