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Thu
20
Nov

Boy Scouts lead Veterans Day ceremony in Oakdale

A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Oakdale Veteran's Memorial at 6 p.m. Nov. 11. Flags were at half-staff as the crowd gathered for the ceremony.
A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Oakdale Veteran's Memorial at 6 p.m. Nov. 11. Flags were at half-staff as the crowd gathered for the ceremony. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Nearly 100 people braved unseasonably cold temperatures and a biting wind on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for a Veterans Day ceremony at Oakdale's Veterans Memorial outside City Hall.

Thu
06
Nov

Oakdale WWII vet honors generations of fallen comrades


Carlson, an Oakdale resident, is a member of Roseville VFW Post 1635 on the East Side of St. Paul. (submitted photo)

For Gordon "Gordy" Carlson, volunteering is a way of life.

Every Wednesday for the past 30 years, you'll find Carlson at Fort Snelling National Cemetery as a member of the Memorial Rifle Squad.

Wed
29
Oct

WA County reserve deputy looks back on storied career


Longtime Washington County Reserve Deputy Gary Glaeser, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was honored by colleagues at a gathering in September at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. (Linda Baumiester/Review)

Gary Glaeser is fighting cancer General Patton style
A man who has devoted himself to not only protecting the residents of Washington County, but the nation as a whole, has refocused his efforts on fighting a battle with the disease.
To say Glaeser, 69, of Oakdale has lived an interesting life would be an understatement.

Wed
01
Oct

Fun at the Inn brings people together; supports medical research


JoAnn Ekwall, seated and creator of Fun at the Inn, checks in guests, including granddaughter Mackenzie Bennett and Dianne Thomae of the Red Hat Cuties of Burnsville, at the Lake Elmo Event Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Sick of being cooped up in her home during a winter season that seemed it would never end, JoAnn Ekwall vowed to create an event that would bring people together regardless of the weather.

Wed
17
Sep

Raising monarch butterflies from one generation to the next


Haley Jostes prepares an adult monarch butterfly she raised for release into the wild in a butterfly house her father built for her in the family’s Lake Elmo backyard. The tracking tag visible on the butterfly’s wing will allow researchers to learn about monarch migrating patterns after a recapture. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

On an August afternoon, 13-year-old Haley Jostes carefully places a recently hatched monarch butterfly on a nectar flower in her parents Lake Elmo backyard.

Thu
07
Aug

Oakdale baseball, softball champs


The Flaming Cardinals won the girls’ championship: First row, from left: Nicole James and McKenna Jones. Second row: Haley Knoblauch, Stella Wright, Emily Knoblauch and Gracelyn Katchmark-Juhl. Third row: Katelyn Hackman, Madelena Nasby, Abby Murphy, Abby Nason, Alexis Radanke and Jayne Carvelli. Coaches not pictured: Jeremy Hackman, Mike James, Tom Knoblauch and Shane Nason.

Recently the Oakdale boys’ first grade baseball, and girls’ first and second grade softball rookies held their year-end championships at Oakdale’s Walton Park.

Thu
31
Jul

Homemade waterslide a hit in Oakdale

A crowd lines up for the popular Oakdale homemade waterslide July 25, the second of three scheduled dates at Tower Park.

Thu
31
Jul

Oakdale’s Castle Elementary gets new playground


Linda Baumeister/Review

Volunteers in shifts get to work building the new playground out at Castle Elementary July 26. The PTO has been fundraising for over two years to replace the 24-year-old playground that was in disrepair.

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