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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”