South-West Review People

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30
Aug

Mendota Heights Fire Department to add volunteer fire reserve group

Ronald Katzenmaier, left, and George O’Gara display the Mendota Height Fire Department’s Fire Department of the Year award. O’Gara has been with the fire department for two years, and Katzenmaier retired after nearly 20 years of service, but hopes to soon come back as a reserve volunteer. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Ronald Katzenmaier, left, and George O’Gara display the Mendota Height Fire Department’s Fire Department of the Year award. O’Gara has been with the fire department for two years, and Katzenmaier retired after nearly 20 years of service, but hopes to soon come back as a reserve volunteer. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

After serving with the Mendota Heights Fire Department for nearly 20 years — first as a firefighter and later as the lead fire prevention coordinator — Ronald Katzenmaier, 69, had to retire at the end of 2013.

Sun
30
Aug

From back pain to back in the game

According to a South St. Paul resident, the nation will soon be watching him on TV.

Tue
25
Aug

South-West Review area students make Dean's List

The names of South-West Dean’s List and graduating students will continue to be posted as they are published. Congratulations to all.

Sun
23
Aug

Community-driven effort to rename Wakota Arena appears likely

Doug Woog speaks at the Wakota Arena in South St. Paul during the unveiling of his retired hockey jersey on Feb. 6, 2010. Soon, the arena may be renamed in his honor. (file photo)
Doug Woog speaks at the Wakota Arena in South St. Paul during the unveiling of his retired hockey jersey on Feb. 6, 2010. Soon, the arena may be renamed in his honor. (file photo)

South St. Paul has a long-standing history of producing hockey talent and loyal fans, alike.

Mon
17
Aug

In Memory: Milton Gamelin

Milton Gamelin
Milton Gamelin

Mr. Milton Clyde Gamelin, age 89 of Mountain Home passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
He was born in Minnesota in 1925 to Joseph Gamelin and Frances Grothe Gamelin.  Milton graduated from South St. Paul high school in 1943, served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 until 1945 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1949.

Sun
16
Aug

Inver Grove Heights mother and son trek Inca Trail, fulfill humanitarian mission

Jennifer and Tyler Hartigan pose for a group photo along the Inca Trail in Peru this past July, during a humanitarian mission trip with Smile Network International. (submitted photo)
Jennifer and Tyler Hartigan pose for a group photo along the Inca Trail in Peru this past July, during a humanitarian mission trip with Smile Network International. (submitted photo)

From inside their tent on the Inca Trail, Jennifer Hartigan, 46, and her son, Tyler, 18, could hear wild llamas traipsing through their campsite.

Sun
09
Aug

St. Thomas Academy team wins national experimental vehicle challenge

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Sun
26
Jul

Free meals available to area children this summer

This summer area school districts, including 197, 199, and 6, are participating in the Minnesota Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program.

Sun
26
Jul

South-West Review area people - published July 26, 2015

Emmett Sexton of West St. Paul recently received the Eagle Scout award, the highest advancement award of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 248, chartered by St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of West St. Paul.

Sun
19
Jul

City to boost marketing efforts for Robert Street businesses

Dave Cashman, owner of Big Splash Car Wash in West St. Paul, says construction on Robert Street hasn’t interrupted business much. But he’s worried his sign will be displaced when the sidewalk and trees go in. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Dave Cashman, owner of Big Splash Car Wash in West St. Paul, says construction on Robert Street hasn’t interrupted business much. But he’s worried his sign will be displaced when the sidewalk and trees go in. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

West St. Paul small-business owners focus on survival
With the southbound segment of Robert Street from Annapolis Street to Thompson Avenue currently torn up for reconstruction, small businesses along the thoroughfare are counting on customers being loyal enough to endure the detours.
Over at the Big Splash Car Wash, owner Dave Cashman says he gave his customers the heads up to start using the back entrance. Despite losing power and water on a few occasions, his greatest long-term concern is having to move his roadside sign to eventually make way for a new boulevard tree.

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