In 1913, the Eder School was still in use as a schoolhouse. It had no plumbing or electricity, and water had to be collected from the outdoor hand pump. Oil lamps were used to light the building, and a wood stove provided heat in the cold months of the year. (submitted photo)
One-room schoolhouse changes hands again
“There isn’t much interest in young people in history these days,” said Carol Houck, secretary and treasurer of the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society.
Lack of interest seems to be a trend across all volunteer-dependent organizations, which have been unable to attract people from the working and youth populations. In the case of the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society, it has been especially crippling.
In response to its declining membership, the group merged with and recently transferred its collection to the Washington County Historical Society.
Jordan Cich, left, Brandon Ong, center, and Ruth Pee are three of eight students who helped collect donations from Tartan students and staff, and deliver them to the Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood.
The Skills USA group from Tartan High School recently completed a community service project that involved collecting items such as clothes, toys, books, toiletries and jewelry for the Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood.
Hollis Cavner and his team, which includes retired Swedish professional golfer Annika Sorenstam, plan to redesign Tartan Park in Lake Elmo (submitted photo)
A redesigned King & Queen golf course will reopen summer 2017
The sale of 3M’s 477-acre Tartan Park golf complex in Lake Elmo to buyer Hollis Cavner, CEO of ProLinks Sports and his group HC Golf Course Development, LLC, was announced March 15.
Cavner plans to reopen the golf course summer 2017 as an 18-hole course, scaling back from the current 27 holes. Golf legends Annika Sorenstam and Arnold Palmer will each design nine holes, which lends itself to the course’s new name, The King & The Queen.
Oakdale residents say their concerns are being ignored
Oakdale residents grew increasingly frustrated at the Wednesday, March 9, meeting on the proposed Gateway Corridor bus rapid transit line.
During the open question period, residents were not shy about voicing their concerns.
Project manager Lyssa Leitner and presenters Beth Bartz and Steve Wilson tried to respond to resident concerns during the meeting at Oakdale City Hall, but they were often interrupted or ignored by audience members, who seemed more interested in talking bitterly amongst themselves than with project representatives.