Mendota Heights Parks Celebration June 7. The celebration was June 6-7 at Market Square Park and Mendakota Park, where community members came together, and kids got a chance to burn off some energy, with a 5K walk/run to benefit the Special Olympics, a baseball tournament, a magician and music.
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Firefighter Rob Ehlert, left, and Lt. John Mohs, right, get ready to take a break after collecting donations and handing out stickers near the intersection of South Robert Street and Thompson Avenue on Wednesday in West St. Paul.
The South Metro Fire Department collected donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, filling boots with cash and coins in South St. Paul and West St. Paul on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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Esther Rahn, right, turned 105 on June 1, and Florence Polzin, left, photo, turns 100 on June 9. The sisters, who grew up in Eagan on a farm, are closer than ever, living in neighboring apartments at Lilydale Senior Living. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Siblings of first Eagan mayor celebrate birthdays jointly
Florence Polzin and Esther Rahn share a wall at Lilydale Senior Living in apartments that mirror one another. The sisters share meals together every day, and this week, they’ll share a title that none of their close relatives reached: centenarian.
After over 30 years of service, investigator ready to call it a career
Mario Reyes knew he wanted to be a police officer since middle school.
Now, after over three decades of living out his dream through the Mendota Heights Police Department, he decided his dream has been fully realized. For that reason, he recently announced his intention to retire from the force. His last day was May 28.
Folks gathered at Salem Church in Inver Grove Heights on June 1 to celebrate Founders’ Day with worship and fellowship. One of oldest churches in the area, Salem Church in Inver Grove Heights, celebrated its history with a service on June 1. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
Laurel Venhuizen, a DARTS volunteer, answered phones and sorted through mail at the West St. Paul office. She’s been involved in the Learning Buddy program for 13 years, helping out a kindergarten class at Kaposia Elementary in South St. Paul, and has volunteered with DARTS even longer than that. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
West St. Paul nonprofit aims to “enrich aging”
Marlys Tiedman recently had her last day volunteering at Salem Hills Elementary in Inver Grove Heights for this school year. She helped two boys with presentations on Nicaragua, while most of the class was abuzz, anxious for summer break.