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Wed
16
Jul

Maplewood illustrator recreates classic fables


Mike Wilke, writer and illustrator for Cornerstone Stories, says his favorite fable he’s done is “The Bearded Fool,” a story about a man who decides to burn part of his beard off after reading that all men with long beards are fools. “I did relate to it,” Wilke laughs. (Kaylin Creason/Review)

Maplewood illustrator Mike Wilke exhibits comics from his book “Watermelon Bones: The Sequel.” (Kaylin Creason/Review)

Political cartoonist Mike Wilke, 58, has been drawing for most of his life, but he’s never done anything like this. For the past year, Wilke has been illustrating fables for children’s books.

Thu
03
Jul

River Rats launch summer season at Keller Lake


The Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team performed this summer’s first show at Keller Lake in Maplewood with pyramids, barefooting, doubles, jumps and more June 26. The ski club normally performs on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis but couldn’t last week due to high water. The water ski show unfolded with a Star Wars theme.

A spray of water followed as the Twin Cities River Rats highlighted their backside, barefoot and spinning feats Thursday evening.

Both Stormtroopers and a Jedi Jump Team brought daring acts as the Twin Cities River Rats hit the jump going 36 miles per hour.

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

Thu
03
Jul

Board member Paul Mock voted parade grand marshal


White Bear Avenue Parade grand marshal Paul Mock is an advertising account executive at Lillie Suburban Newspapers. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Mock’s work with community earns him special distinction
The White Bear Avenue Parade has been around for a long time. The Ramsey County Fair has been around even longer; 2014 will be the 101st fair to be exact.

Wed
02
Jul

Concert in the park hits Hause Park


People brought their lawn chairs to Hause Park on a nice summer evening and enjoyed a classic rock ‘n’ roll and country concert. Up next will be “Mouldy Figs” on July 24 and “Zinghoppers & Mullet River Boys” Aug. 28. The free concerts are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hause Park. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

The “Any Day Now” lead singer goes out into the audience looking for people to sing along at Hause Park June 26. The North St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department, Window World and Sandberg Funeral and Cremation are sponsoring this summer’s free outdoor concert series.
Wed
25
Jun

In Memory: Sara Ann Groetsch

Sara Ann Groetsch, North St. Paul resident, passed away peacefully on June 7 at St. Joseph Hospital, St Paul. Sara was born Jan. 13, 1939 in St. Peter, Minn., to Byron and Grace Briggs, both whom preceded her to heaven.

Thu
19
Jun

Oakdale-Maplewood Lions present scholarships to local students


Linda Baumeister/Review

The Oakdale-Maplewood Lions presented four $1,000 scholarships at a recognition  held at Oakdale City Hall June 12. The Lions are the largest service organization in the world.

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