Vera Wilson, 50, who has cerebral palsy, swings at a West St. Paul park with her longtime caregiver Deb Peterson, who sees her once a week. Vera's parents have taken care of her at home her entire life, and will soon move her into a group home. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Since her daughter Vera Wilson was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 15 months old, Jeanne Keenan has had to fight to keep her only child at home. Vera, 50, can't speak, though she communicates in ways those close to her understand. She can crawl, but is usually dependent on a wheelchair and other people to get around.
Blessed Sacrament, a Catholic church located at the corner of White Bear and Lacrosse avenues, will be sold to Academia Cesar Chavez. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Academia Cesar Chavez buying building
Just shy of 100 years as a parish, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church will no longer be holding Mass on its campus at 1801 Lacrosse Ave.
The handsome, dark brick church building, built in 1947, is being sold along with the schoolhouse and the rectory. It’s the latest of East Side Roman Catholic churches to be sold off — in June 2014, St. John’s Catholic church was sold after the congregation was merged with St. Pascal Baylon.
A former West St. Paul Wal-Mart employee is facing a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing $1,377 from the South Robert Street store through a combination of cash from her register and gift cards she activated without permission.
The North St. Paul Lions’ Ice Fishing Contest was an annual highlight at Silver Lake before extremes in weather took hold. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Back in November, area parks got an early start on flooding ice rinks and grooming cross-country ski trails. Early signs of a cold Midwestern winter also fueled hopes of bringing the North St. Paul ice fishing contest back to Silver Lake.
Longtime Hill-Murray educator Frank Asenbrenner poses with his daughter Peg Sutherland. (file photo)
The flash of the brass instruments, the pounding of the drums, the trim green-and-white uniforms and precision stepping have made the Hill-Murray band a source of pride for alumni and neighbors for years at games and along parade routes.