As part of the Oakdale Fire Department’s 50th anniversary celebration, an essay contest was held. The winner of the “Why I want to be an Oakdale Firefighter when I grow up” contest is Benjamin Grubish, age 2. His essay noted his fascination with
Oakdale Fire Chief Jeff Anderson and Marty Jurgensen have been busy planning celebration activities for the 50th anniversary of the Oakdale Fire Department. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Oakdale Fire Department began as the Northdale Volunteer Fire Department by the listed founders June 15, 1964. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Current and former firefighters will lead parade as grand marshals
This year’s Summerfest is dedicated to the many brave men and women who have risked their lives to protect the residents of Oakdale while serving on the fire department during the past 50 years.
North High was crowned first place and the Grand Champion in the National Robotics League Championship held in Cleveland Ohio. On a mission to destroy other robots, the up to 15 lb. robots are often seen flying in the air after hits. Pictured are parent advisor Craig Brannon, and some of the team members Kevin Brannon, Brad Mahr, and Avery Peterson. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
What began as somewhat of a whim for North junior Kevin Brannon has turned into what is near an obsession.
“I saw something on the Internet when I was just a kid,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Boy is that cool.’”
Commander Randy Bastyr and Roger Ball, along with the American Legion Post 39 Color Guard and the VFW Post 1350 Rifle Squad, took part in the Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Oakdale Veteran’s Memorial at city hall May 27.