Last year, a group of reenactors marches in the Mendota Day parade behind a History Fort Snelling banner. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The city of Mendota is celebrating a few birthdays this year: the town’s Historic City Jail turns 100, and the Church of St. Peter off of Highway 13 turns 175, making it Minnesota’s oldest Catholic church.
After sorting, hundreds of crayons were found in good working condition. (Submitted photo)
South St. Paul kids repurpose school supplies
An unofficial but rather organized group of young South St. Paul volunteers has proven that slightly shorter pencils (sometimes riddled with bite marks) still have a place in this world.
So do graphite-stained plastic pencil cases and their familiar companions: misshapen erasers, crayon-smudged scissors, and half-used glue sticks.
According to South St. Paul school board member Lauri Flatley, these used items and many other school supplies deserve a second look.