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15
Jun

Summer Activities

The South St. Paul Library is gearing up for summer with fun activities for kids.

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31
May

On the ground in Vietnam, with rice, not bullets

Calvin Kellerman visits with a Vietnamese farmer as she manually harvests rice. Kellerman helped introduce a new heartier variety of rice seed that allowed locals to harvest higher yields. (submitted photo)
Calvin Kellerman visits with a Vietnamese farmer as she manually harvests rice. Kellerman helped introduce a new heartier variety of rice seed that allowed locals to harvest higher yields. (submitted photo)

Calvin Kellerman advised civilians on agriculture

Calvin Kellerman, 89, keeps a small brass statue of an aged Vietnamese man hauling a load of firewood for cooking on display at his residence in Mendota Heights. He's not sure who made it, but he speculates it's made of artillery shells that had been fired by U.S. soldiers — collected, melted down, and turned into a gift given to him by the local farmers he advised. 
A World War II veteran, Kellerman signed up in 1966 to serve during the Vietnam War as a civilian agricultural advisor.

Mon
25
May

In Memory: Michael J. Rubbelke

Michael J. Rubbelke
Michael J. Rubbelke

Michael John Rubbelke, age 71, passed away on May 6, 2015.  An Army Vietnam veteran, Michael retired from his foreman position at Metro Transit (MTC).  Besides helping others, he enjoyed hobbies—painting, building telescopes, raising discus fish,

Sun
24
May

Bill passed for slain police officer Scott Patrick

Candles, flowers, flags, and more were left at the corner of Dodd and Smith in the days after officer Scott Patrick was killed following a traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Candles, flowers, flags, and more were left at the corner of Dodd and Smith in the days after officer Scott Patrick was killed following a traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Last week, a bill to designate a section of Dodd Road in Mendota Heights as “Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway” was unanimously passed by the state House and Senate.

The law was then signed by Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday, May 19.

Sun
24
May

West St. Paul Days 2015

Carnival foods were on the minds of many this past weekend.
Carnival foods were on the minds of many this past weekend.

A look back at West St. Paul Days 2015. (Linda E. Andersen photos/Review)

Sun
24
May

Visitation Students Honored with Academic Award

During an awards assembly held at the Convent of the Visitation School May 11, four academic achievement awards were presented to Mendota Heights girls for their achievements in various academic disciplines.  

Mon
18
May

Wedding Anniversary Card Shower

Joe and Arleen Pleiss on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Joe and Arleen Pleiss on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Joseph (Wally) and Arleen Pleiss will celebrate 65 years of marriage on May 20.

Family and friends are honoring them with a card shower and invite you to send a card or note of congratulations:

Sun
10
May

In Memory: Frank Edward Snow

Frank Snow
Frank Snow

Frank Edward Snow, age 74, of Lady Lake, Florida, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2015, surrounded by family at his home after a long battle with lung cancer.

Sun
03
May

Southwest Review People 5-4-15

Ellie Schaffer of Inver Grove Heights, a student at Wartburg College, will travel to Shurab, Tajikistan to help train teachers at the city’s only remaining public school on more effective methods of teaching.

Mon
27
Apr

Kline’s ‘mobile office’ will visit Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale

Congressman John Kline’s “mobile office,” which provides residents greater access to the services that are available to them, will stop in Inver Grove Heights and Lilydale Tuesday, April 28.

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