Council members, including Kristen Cici, joined in with others at Oakdale’s 41st annual Arbor Day Tree Give Away at Richard Walton Park April 30. In memory, Pete Graske’s retired #1 started the event as the city gave out 200 large bare root and container trees- Evans Bali Cherry, Red Maple, White Pine and Amur Chokecherry, for residents to plant for generations to enjoy.
Students at Christ Lutheran School in North St. Paul bid farewell to “Grandpa Terry.” Retired police officer Terry Johnson would read to the students each month for years. He was diagnosed with MS about two years ago and is now confined to a wheel chair, so his last reading was May 4. They also presented him with a framed all class photo and card.
Lake Elmo Elementary first grade students with a little help from their third grade buddies got to work painting Buddy and Peace Benches May 2. The benches will be dedicated at the playground May 23. Peace signs, flowers, butterflies as well as peaceful words adorned the Peace Bench.
First- and third-grade students tried to stay still as Lake Elmo Elementary School’s artist-in-residence, Karron Nottingham, told them the rules for painting their school’s new Buddy Bench and Peace Bench.
Roseville resident Justin Wenz recently won the Dunwoody College of Technology 2016 Computer Technology Academic Excellence Award. Wenz will be graduating in May from the College’s Computer Networking Systems program.