Rian Crooks announced his retirement as a volunteer firefighter with the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds-View Fire Department after 20 years of volunteer service to the community.
Crooks joined the department on Feb. 2, 1994 and was assigned to the night shift at Station One. During the course of his 20 years Crooks attended 700 drills and 2190 fire calls.
Ice fishing contest - Scouts and families gathered on Feb. 1 in Shoreview for the 17th Annual Northwest District 2014 Ice Fishing Contest. Participants had a chance to win several awards depending on the size of fish they caught.
The Tropics Water Park at the Shoreview Community Center was busy on Jan. 25. Families can enjoy the pool area and get out of the cold while getting some exercise in the pool. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
The Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts (MAWD) has recognized Cliff Aichinger, Administrator of the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, for his leadership by naming him the 2013 “Watershed Employee of the Year” at its annual conference December 6.
Daniel Bradley from New Brighton is one of 18 Bradley University students to have secured an internship with NBC for the XXII Olympic Winter Games that will take place in Sochi, Russia in February 2014. Bradley is a senior Sports Communication major at Bradley.
St. Anthony Village Fire Chief John Malenick (left) posed for a photo with the new fire chief for St. Anthony Village, Mark Sitarz, on Dec. 12 during the open house for the retiring chief. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
St. Anthony Village has named 15-year department veteran Mark Sitarz as its new fire chief to replace outgoing chief John Malenick, who retired earlier this month.
Sitarz, 44, grew up in the Village and is a graduate of St. John’s University, where he majored in political science and Spanish studies.