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Mon
20
May

Oakdale Army medic commended for heroic actions


Spc. John Radatz of Oakdale, at right, accepts commendations for bravery in the line of fire in Afghanistan. (submitted photo)

The Army has a very structured system for how to address soldiers.
Rank and name is the standard in every unit on every post with one exception not covered in any regulation or field manual. You can find this soldier in every line platoon.

Sat
11
May

Bronze Award project for Oakdale Girl Scouts Troop 52932


Linda Baumeister/Review

The Oakdale fifth grade Girl Scouts Troop 52932 - Maria B., Sammy B., Elsa H., Maddie S. and Sarah S.

Thu
09
May

Area students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Students from the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, and the University of Minnesota were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Wed
08
May

'Positive' Lake Elmo hockey coach receives award


Jay Johnson was awarded the “Double-Goal Coach” Award through the Positive Coaching Alliance for teaching valuable lessons on and off the rink. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Jay Johnson serves as the assistant coach for his daughter Sydney’s U10 hockey team, the Rivertown TimberJills. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Jay Johnson teaches important lessons on and off the ice

Thu
25
Apr

Weather or not...


photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review

The Christmas decorations look particularly appropriate amid the snowdrifts at an April 20 garage sale in Oakdale. Having just moved into their house on 49th Street, Sara Peters and Jason Noren decided they needed to hold a garage sale to clear out items that didn’t fit their new home, weather not withstanding.

Sat
20
Apr

Hat swap


Linda Baumeister/Review

Balloon Clown Ms Jazee offered her hat to Char Tate as she goes about sculpting balloons at the Oak Meadows 15th Anniversary.

Wed
17
Apr

Being the change he wants to see


Cheng Leng Xiong was awarded the HOBY Outstanding Youth Award at Bethel University April 6. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

North’s Cheng Leng Xiong receives award for volunteerism

Thu
04
Apr

Caleb Anderson

Caleb Anderson, a 2008 graduate of Century College and a former member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, has been elected president of the Century College Alumni A

Wed
20
Mar

New on the beat ...

I suppose my involvement in the field of journalism could be chalked up to a series of lucky coincidences. My first brush with journalism was in fifth grade at Valentine Hills Elementary, when I was assigned to be a newspaper editor in a simulated Old West town.

Wed
27
Feb

Halbrehder nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year


Linda Baumeister/Review State Teacher of the Year nominee Barb Halbrehder, teaching physical education at Tartan, has been with District 622 for decades, starting with her own years as a student at Tartan.

Linda Baumeister/Review Tartan physical education teacher Barb Halbrehder and her “great group of students,” the second-hour Winter Team Sports elective class, were outdoors for some February snow football.

When former Tartan Activities Director Lee Alger heard the news that a Tartan coach and physical education teacher had been nominated as a possible candidate for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, his response was, “Wow! That’s great! That’s not at all bad for a phy ed teacher. It’s well deserved.” 

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