The city of West St. Paul recently approved construction of a three-story, 152-bed dormitory on the campus of St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 in West St. Paul. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 30 at 6:15 p.m.
Jim Kueppers, 69, holds up a photo of a bunch of young woodcarvers, and the man who introduced him to woodcarving. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Jim Kueppers works on a chipmunk during a woodcarvers group that meets Tuesdays at the South St. Paul Senior Center. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Kathy Beatty, 70, chats with Larry Krech, 88, while working on a toy soldier ornament during a woodcarving group that meets Tuesdays at the South St. Paul Senior Center. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Carvers bring wood to life in South St. Paul
With his gloved left hand, Jim Kueppers grips a rodent-shaped chunk of wood, pulling the knife in his right toward him to scrape off thin chips, chiseling out the shape he sees in it: a life-like chipmunk. The shavings cling to his jeans or flutter to the ground to be swept up later.
What: Woodcarvers Group; When: 9 a.m. Tuesdays; Where: South St. Paul Senior Center, 100 Seventh Ave. N., South St. Paul.; Who: All are welcome; Why: Newcomers are welcome to join this talented and skilled group; long-time carvers are happy to help newbies get started or get help with a project. ; Cost: It's free; For more information, call 651-306-3690. Photos by Kaitlyn Roby/Review (except where noted)
David Jansen and his dog stroll on his driveway, where he can see land that currently has a small cemetery and a farm house. He and other residents opposed an expansion for the parcel that would’ve put a full-service mortuary with a crematorium at 8225 Argenta Trail. The Inver Grove Heights City Council denied the project May 12. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Residents raise concerns over influx parcel
David Jansen says his 30-mile commute is worth it, because he gets to live in Inver Grove Heights.
Besides airplanes flying above occasionally, and the sound of twittering birds, his neighborhood is fairly quiet.