Ronald Katzenmaier, left, and George O’Gara display the Mendota Height Fire Department’s Fire Department of the Year award. O’Gara has been with the fire department for two years, and Katzenmaier retired after nearly 20 years of service, but hopes to soon come back as a reserve volunteer. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
After serving with the Mendota Heights Fire Department for nearly 20 years — first as a firefighter and later as the lead fire prevention coordinator — Ronald Katzenmaier, 69, had to retire at the end of 2013.
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Community members gather in West St. Paul for a memorial service dedicating a portion of the road in Officer Scott Patrick’s honor. (Erin Hinrichs/Review
Commemorating fallen Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick on the one-year anniversary of his death, friends, family, law enforcement, elected officials and community members gathered at 1010 Dodd Road in West St. Paul Thursday afternoon to unveil a new memorial sign.
CenturyLink uses a contracted construction company to set up a pole at the corner of Hingham Circle and Staples Avenue. This is the sight Linda Tapp woke up surprised to see recently one morning. (submitted photo)
Linda Tapp of Mendota Heights woke up one morning recently to the sound of a small construction crew outside her house at 9 Hingham Circle. She was surprised to discover the crew was planting a large wooden pole in her front yard.
Last year, a group of reenactors marches in the Mendota Day parade behind a History Fort Snelling banner. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The city of Mendota is celebrating a few birthdays this year: the town’s Historic City Jail turns 100, and the Church of St. Peter off of Highway 13 turns 175, making it Minnesota’s oldest Catholic church.
Beth Asmussen of Mendota Heights received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Inver Hills Community College. Asmussen currently serves as Hennepin County Deputy Examiner of Titles and has been an IHCC Foundation member since 2010.
Mendota Heights drug deal-shooting investigation comes to a close
Three young men are facing felony charges in connection with the robbery of two of their acquaintances at gunpoint at a Mendota Heights residence Thursday, May 21.
According to the criminal complaint, two victims, referred to in a police statement as B.J.P. and B.J.S., were called to deliver illegal drugs to the townhouse of 21-year-old Hamel Forbes Hartinger on Ivy Hill Drive. The suspects were reportedly waiting at the house with the intention of robbing B.J.P. and B.J.S. of any drugs and money the two might have had on hand.
As of now the only thing the Marie Park hockey rink holds is radiant heat from the sun, with no major useage until cold weather returns. The city has confirmed plans to change that. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Hockey rink will be used for growing summer sport
Residents of Mendota Heights who are interested in the growing sport of pickleball will no longer have to take a hike out of town to play what is sometimes described as the racket sport combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong.
At its June 2 meeting, the Mendota Heights City Council approved a plan to seasonally transform the Marie Park hockey rink into four adjacent pickleball courts and one basketball court.