Harry L. Burke, 85, holds his cap adorned with Purple Heart and Marine Corps pins while praying Nov. 11 during the state's official Veterans Day ceremony in Inver Grove Heights. He's attended the program for around 20 years. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Inver Grove Heights welcomes veterans, dignitaries, new enlistees
Standing in a room of dignitaries, veterans and new enlistees in Inver Grove Heights Nov. 11, Harry L. Burke said he felt lucky.
West St. Paul was one stop along the route of a 100-foot long truck lugging a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest to Washington, D.C. For 50 years, a Christmas tree has been erected on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year, the U.S. Forest Service, Choose Outdoors and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are providing the evergreen. Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul hosted the event Nov. 6 where kids could see the tree in the truck and write a message to the Capitol. photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
The South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force ended this year’s Halloween festivities with a special pumpkin recycling event, where jack-o’-lanterns were launched from a catapult to their demise on the South St. Paul High School football practice field on Nov. 1.
The Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights announced Tuesday that the following seniors were named commended students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program: Collin Dobie of Saint Paul, Louis Holtz of Minneapolis (Linden Hills), Kevin Mal
Chris Lehmann wasn't always set on being a judge.
But he eventually realized his skills lined up with the job requirements.
"I felt I would be a good fit," he said in a recent interview. "Public service is an important thing for me."
Moreland Elementary in West St. Paul kicked off their school's 50th anniversary celebrations on Oct. 2 with the Arts in the Park event. Students artwork hangs in the halls of the school showing off Moreland Elementary school's dedication to the arts. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review