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.
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.
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.
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.