In 1995 Ellsworth Erickson revisited photographs taken in Europe during World War II. While serving his country, Erickson developed film to be viewed in 3D. This early version of 3D required photos to be taken from slightly different vantage points. Once developed, the photos were viewed through plastic glasses. (file photo)
Ellsworth Erickson, 92, was World War II vet, popular teacher, civic leader
North St. Paul lost one of its few remaining World War II veterans on March 3, 2016, when Ellsworth Erickson succumbed to pancreatic cancer.
He will be remembered by the public as a family man, a veteran, a teacher, an artist and a friend. His family members said they will remember him for his loyalty, honesty and optimism that permeated all aspects of his life.
“It was hard because even though he was 92, he acted young; he thought young,” said his daughter Sheryl Erickson in an interview last week.
On Feb. 26, 2017, the city of Maplewood will be 60 years old. In anticipation of Maplewood’s 60th anniversary, local history buffs have teamed up to write one story each week for the 60 weeks leading up to the anniversary.
Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County’s annual tree sale is now underway. Purchase a tree for your own yard or give one to a local park. Choices include trees, shrubs, a lovely rose, and a grapevine.
The Ramsey County League of Local Governments will host it annual conversation with Ramsey County legislators on Thursday Feb. 25 at the North St. Paul City Hall, 2400 Margaret St. The board meeting is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Caucuses will take place across Minnesota on Tuesday, March 1. The caucuses are an opportunity for residents to discuss issues, choose party leadership and delegates for the district conventions, and vote in the presidential preference ballot.