South-West Review People

Tue
16
Dec

South St. Paul Public Schools names learning director

South St. Paul Public Schools has announced the hiring of Chad Schmidt as the district’s new director of learning. He will begin his new role Jan. 1.

Mon
15
Dec

Cop from Inver Grove Heights will be county’s chief deputy

Joe Leko
Joe Leko

Joe Leko hasn’t always wanted to be a cop.

With a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental studies, he initially envisioned working for a state agency in that field.

Mon
08
Dec

Making spirits bright


Submitted photo

South St. Paul kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of a live tree on Marie Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets, photos with Santa, crafts with Mrs. Clause and a holiday concert. The South St. Paul Male Chorus, South St.

Mon
01
Dec

Local educators honored as 2014 TIES Exceptional Teachers

Gina  Smethers  and Micah  Klotz  of Inver Grove Heights Community Schools  will be recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2014 Education Technology Conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency on Dec. 9.

Mon
01
Dec

Tim Leslie preps to lead Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31.
Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Dave Bellows reflects on term as county’s top cop
Tim Leslie of Mendota Heights has shared an office wall with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows in Hastings for more than four years.
As chief deputy, Leslie has been focusing on the internal operations of the Sheriff’s Office, from the $18-million budget to personnel issues among the 200-person staff.

Mon
01
Dec

Spreading the joy

Nancy and Rodney Brown dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus, welcoming thousands to their extravagant holiday setup from Thanksgiving to the first Sunday in January in Inver Grove Heights.
Nancy and Rodney Brown dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus, welcoming thousands to their extravagant holiday setup from Thanksgiving to the first Sunday in January in Inver Grove Heights. (Submitted photo)

Inver Grove Heights couple are ‘Santa and Mrs.’ to neighbor kids, light-show fans
Santa Claus lives on a quiet street in Inver Grove Heights.
At least he does according to 2-year-old Brady and 4-year-old Gabriel.
Their neighbors, Nancy and Rodney Brown, not only dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus every night for more than a month during the holidays, but they set up thousands of dollars worth of lights in their yard.

Mon
17
Nov

Mark DeJoy mourned

Mark DeJoy
Mark DeJoy

Local production coordinator dies at 49
Our Town Square Television “family” is grieving the loss of our friend and colleague Mark DeJoy. Mark should have been sitting in his usual chair in our studio last night (Nov. 4), along with co-hosts South St. Paul Mayor Beth Baumann and Matt Wallace and roving reporter Shirley Pike, presenting our LIVE local election results to our community. Sadly, Mark passed away this past weekend at 49 (Nov. 3).

Mon
17
Nov

New therapy clinic calls Inver Grove Heights home

Therapy OPS recently opened in Inver Grove Heights, offering a variety of therapies and helping to fill a gap in services in the area. Staff, including company president and speech pathologist Rachel Kuenzli at center, posed for a photo at the clinic's grand opening recently. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Therapy OPS recently opened in Inver Grove Heights, offering a variety of therapies and helping to fill a gap in services in the area. Staff, including company president and speech pathologist Rachel Kuenzli at center, posed for a photo at the clinic's grand opening recently. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Rachel Kuenzli, the president of a new local therapy clinic, saw a gap in services in the Inver Grove Heights area.

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