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16
Feb

South-West Review area students make Dean's list

These area students made the Dean’s List at various colleges and universities:

College of St. Scholastica
• Matthew Burbage of West St. Paul
• Michelle Fischer of Mendota Heights

Mon
16
Feb

Claire Clauson performing in Minnesota State-Mankato production

Claire Clauson of South St. Paul will appear as a “lady in waiting” in the Minnesota State-Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance’s presentation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s “Life Is A Dream” Feb.

Mon
16
Feb

Joel Beckman honored at annual MACO conference

Joel Beckman, Dakota County director of property taxation records, was recently recognized as “Recorder of the Year” during the annual Minnesota Association of County Officers Conference in Bloomington.

Mon
16
Feb

Janke-Furman shines on stage, wins local performance competition

Theo Janke-Furman as Chip Tollentino in the April 2014 Mounds Park Academy production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” (submitted photo)
Theo Janke-Furman as Chip Tollentino in the April 2014 Mounds Park Academy production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” (submitted photo)

Cast as the Cowardly Lion in his school’s spring production of “The Wizard of Oz,” sophomore Theo Janke-Furman has proven he’s anything but timid on stage.

Tue
27
Jan

Vernon Jordan on renewing hope - Photos

Vernon E. Jordan, a renowned civil rights leader, calls for renewed hope and meaningful action at the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center Jan. 19. The Faith United Methodist Church in West St. Paul hosted an official simultaneous breakfast and live broadcast of the celebration. (submitted photo)
Vernon E. Jordan, a renowned civil rights leader, calls for renewed hope and meaningful action at the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center Jan. 19. The Faith United Methodist Church in West St. Paul hosted an official simultaneous breakfast and live broadcast of the celebration. (submitted photo)

Vernon Jordan on renewing hope

Mon
26
Jan

Henry Sibley senior recognized for leadership in substance abuse prevention

Natalie Bennett with Henry Sibley High School  principal Ron Monson (submitted photo)
Natalie Bennett with Henry Sibley High School principal Ron Monson (submitted photo)

Natalie Bennett campaigns against unsafe habits

Those who want to get in touch with Natalie Bennett won’t have any luck texting her when she’s behind the wheel.

Mon
12
Jan

After 50 years, West St. Paul couple prepares for daughter with cerebral palsy to leave home

Vera Wilson, 50, who has cerebral palsy, swings at a West St. Paul park with her longtime caregiver Deb Peterson, who sees her once a week. Vera's parents have taken care of her at home her entire life, and will soon move her into a group home.
Vera Wilson, 50, who has cerebral palsy, swings at a West St. Paul park with her longtime caregiver Deb Peterson, who sees her once a week. Vera's parents have taken care of her at home her entire life, and will soon move her into a group home. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Since her daughter Vera Wilson was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 15 months old, Jeanne Keenan has had to fight to keep her only child at home. Vera, 50, can't speak, though she communicates in ways those close to her understand. She can crawl, but is usually dependent on a wheelchair and other people to get around.

Tue
06
Jan

40 years and counting

Sen. Jim Metzen stands inside the Minnesota Senate chamber, where he’ll be representing District 52 in the next legislative session, which begins this month.  (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Sen. Jim Metzen stands inside the Minnesota Senate chamber, where he’ll be representing District 52 in the next legislative session, which begins this month. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Sen. Jim Metzen honored for decades of service at state Capitol
State Sen. James Metzen is notorious for assigning nicknames to his colleagues at the Minnesota Capitol, according to State Rep. Joe Atkins.
Atkins jokes it may simply be Metzen’s way of getting out of memorizing the names of all those who have rotated through the Capitol doors while he stayed put for the last 40 years. More likely, it’s indicative of his desire to connect with his colleagues — on both sides of the aisle — on a more personal level, using humor as his catalyst for facilitating healthy, productive conversation.

Tue
23
Dec

Beloved West St. Paul barber hangs up his shears

Jerry Brown cuts Deuane Roberts’ hair for the last time. Roberts, who just had a birthday, says, “I’m celebrating my 85th birthday in the barber shop!” (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Jerry Brown cuts Deuane Roberts’ hair for the last time. Roberts, who just had a birthday, says, “I’m celebrating my 85th birthday in the barber shop!” (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

After 50 years, Jerry Brown retires, earns city honor
West St. Paul barber Jerry Brown learned his lesson early: don’t mess around with cutting women’s hair.
What’s more, he learned it from his wife.
The hairy tale: she asked him to take a quarter of an inch off the ends, then another quarter inch because she decided it wasn’t short enough.

Mon
22
Dec

Secret shop

Laura Vaughan, West St. Paul Crime Prevention Specialist, helps third-grade student, Cadence Strobach, with her holiday wrapping while at Garlough Elementary on Dec. 13
Laura Vaughan, West St. Paul Crime Prevention Specialist, helps third-grade student, Cadence Strobach, with her holiday wrapping while at Garlough Elementary on Dec. 13 (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Garlough Elementary in West St. Paul hosted its first Secret Holiday Shop Event for kids at the school on Dec. 13. West St. Paul Parks and Recreation, the West St.

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