Kelly O’Brien envisions broad city support for volunteerism
Roseville has begun ramping up its efforts to tap into a new resource: volunteers. New hire Kelly O’Brien is spearheading the cause in the city’s newly created volunteer coordinator position.
Several Roseville police vehicles, an ambulance and the East Metro SWAT team were on the scene near the Residence Inn as officers searched the area for an at-large suspect June 27. The suspect, 20-year-old Khari Adams of St. Paul, turned himself in later that evening.
Khari Samuel Adams
Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27, the Roseville Police Department responded to reports of an armed at-large domestic assault suspect who had possibly entered a nearby business. After half a day’s worth of searching for the “armed and dangerous” man, the suspect turned himself in at the St. Paul Police Department.
Camille Huntley, 7, got a chance to use the fire hose with Roseville firefighter Adam Sabotta at her side during “Fridays with Firefighters” June 20. The Roseville Fire Department will hold the kid-friendly open house event at the new Lexington Avenue station every Friday through Labor Day. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Firefighters responding to a house fire on Sherren Street June 17 arrived within two minutes of receiving a call alerting them to the fire. (submitted photos)
Joe Huntley got the feel of real fire truck while at the Roseville Fire Station during “Fridays with Firefighters” June 20. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
For homeowners like Deb Mosby and Ted Tessier, Roseville’s new fire station at 2701 Lexington Ave. N. means the difference between complete destruction of their home and having to do some minor remodeling.
From left, council members John Keis and Shelly Boss, Greg Schloer, Dan Ryan, Frank Costa and Rocky Waite of the Veterans Memorial Committee, Mayor Bill Blesener, council member Mike McGraw and Veterans Memorial Committee members Judy Berggren and Kathy Hanson broke ground at the site of the future Little Canada Veterans Memorial at a June 9 ceremony. (submitted photo)
Rocky Waite has grand plans for Veterans Memorial Park, including a bench in honor of war dogs, a water feature and dedicated brick pavers in the plaza. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Rocky Waite, a Vietnam War veteran and chair of the Veterans Memorial Committee, discovered that Spc.5 Alan Gilbertson’s name had been misspelled as “Allen” on the plaque dedicating a city baseball field in his honor since 1972. (submitted photo)
Little Canada resident Rocky Waite has researched the stories of a number of local veterans who died during the Vietnam War. He plans to honor them at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Canada. (Johanna Holub/Review)
As of June 24, a sign at Veterans Memorial Park on Little Canada Road said about 80 percent of the $75,000 for the memorial had been raised. However, the project, which is being funded almost entirely by donations, is now expected to cost around $150,000 to complete. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Alan Gilbertson, shown here on his way to prom in the late 1960s, was wounded in action in Vietnam on March 27, 1971. He died just a few days later on April 3. Gilbertson Field in Little Canada is named in his honor. (submitted photo)
Spc.5 Alan Gilbertson began his service in Vietnam in September 1970. He was wounded and died just months later in April 1971. (submitted photo)
Committee chair Rocky Waite reflects on local vets’ stories
Oakdale already has one at City Hall, North St. Paul is working on one, and there’s one at the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Not wanting to be outdone by neighboring cities, Little Canada has also undertaken the challenge of erecting a monument to honor local war veterans.
Ramsey County taking extra precautions to protect eagle nest
With the summer season in full swing, Ramsey County residents and visitors alike can take their fun outdoors, and make their way onto the new Keller Regional Park trail and boardwalk in Maplewood, both of which opened up Friday, June 13 to the public.