Pearl Darlene Christenson of Arden Hills passed peacefully, surrounded by her family on Oct. 11, 2015. Born to the Reverend Oscar and Mrs. Olga Jacobson on Aug. 21, 1929 in Chicago, Pearl grew up in parsonages in Pinewood and Fertile, Minnesota, where she ran with her pack of pals, the “Crazy Eight.”
Once his prosthetic leg is ready, Sam Sellie, 21, hopes to be back at the skate park in Oakdale, navigating the obstacles with a prosthetic leg and wider skateboard for better balance. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Sam Sellie won't let prosthetic leg slow him down
This past April, Sam Sellie, 21, went in for a routine heart surgery to have a leaky aortic valve replaced. The next day, he went into cardiac arrest and ended up back on the operating table. He spent the next two weeks in a medically-induced coma with a machine supporting his heart and lungs.
When he woke up in a hospital bed, he was completely unaware of what his close friends and family already knew: his heart had been saved, but his left leg had been amputated below the knee.
Josephine Zeug, of North St. Paul, turned 100 years old this year. Her birthday was Jan. 20. A special Senate resolution was prepared to honor her and State Sen. Chuck Wiger presented Josephine with the Senate Resolution on Sept.