Melanie Poach, the gymnastics coach at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, was named ‘Coach of the Year’ at both the Classic Suburban Conference and Section meets. She was recognized for gymnast improvement and performance.
Henry Sibley High School Spanish teacher Mark Stewart spent Jan. 27 to Feb. 10 volunteering in Guinea, West Africa. With four other men, Stewart repaired vehicles, maintained buildings, and installed solar panels to help missionaries there who are reaching out to the Maninka people.
Artist Mike Wohnoutaka scored a big hit with second-graders at Somerset Elementary in Mendota Heights when he visited the school on Thursday, March 2. He was one of several celebrities who helped the school celebrate “Read Across America Day” by demonstrating the value and importance of reading.
The Dakota County Board is seeking applicants from District 3 for appointment to the County’s Community Corrections Advisory Board. District 3 includes the cities of Eagan (precincts 1 to 9, 11, 17 and 21), Lilydale, Mendota and Mendota Heights.
The South Family YMCA will once again host the 5K WOG and Kids One Mile Fun Run as part of the West St. Paul Days celebration. The WOG takes place Saturday, May 20. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the Kids Run at 9:15 a.m.
A class on how to “Write Your Own Will” will be held Friday, March 31. The class will be held at Thompson Park Activity Center on Friday, March 31, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The fee is $39. The instructor is Apple Valley attorney Sally Mortenson.