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25 years ago

From the February 6, 1986

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Rosemount unit

top new DU chapter

The Rosemount Committee of Ducks Unlimited has been named top new DU Chapter in 1985, DU regional director Bill Allen announced.

The chapter earned the recognition with money raised during its 1985 events. The group's fall banquet alone netted nearly $14,000 for the restoration and rehabilitation of duck and goose habitat.

RHS one-act play advances

The Rosemount High School one-act play placed second in sub-region competition Jan. 30. The play, "After Magritte" by Tom Stoppard, is an absurd comedy, fast-paced and witty, according to director Patty Strandquist. The small cast advanced to regional competition at New Prague High School Feb. 6. Cast members include: John LaPitz, Jane Buffalow, Kirby Dren, Mike Cope and David Davies.

Debate team

places in tourney

The Rosemount High School Debate Team made up of Rachel Endorf, John Liemandt, Ken Sachs and Noe Saenz took second place in the Novice Division at the First MinneApple Debate Tournament at Apple Valley High School Jan. 17 and 18. The team captured the second place trophy in the 30-school competition. The topic for the 1985-86 season concerns the quality of water in the United States.

50 years ago

From the February 2, 1961

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Mortuary permit hearing date set at Rosemount

The Rosemount Planning Commission has set 8 p.m. Monday, March 6th, as the date to consider an application for a building permit to alter an existing building for use from an apartment house to a mortuary, according to a legal notice.

Site of the building is 201 Main Avenue, Lots 5, 6 and 7, Block 3 of original town of Rosemount.

New classrooms

to be occupied

Partial completion of the new Rosemount Elementary School is expected this week end with the classroom portion to be occupied by elementary children next week.

The contractor advises that the 13 classrooms will be ready for use on Monday morning, which will permit the relocation of that number of sections of elementary children. Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 along with one section of Grade 5 will occupy the new building., with the other two sections of Grade 5 and all of Grade 6 to occupy space in the west portion of the high school building for the remainder of this school year.

The Rosemount Elementary School is one of two identical elementary buildings bing built by funds provided in a bond issue in November, 1959. The remainder of the Rosemount school, which includes the office and health areas, library, multi-purpose room and work areas, is still incomplete but an early completion is anticipated. The Northview school in the northern portion of the district is to be completed for occupancy by next fall.

Annual town filing dead line is Feb. 14

The annual township meetings and elections will be held soon and the dead line for filing draws near.

The law states that the annual town meetings (and elections) will be held the second Tuesday in March. This year the date will be March 14....

Listed are some of the township officials, whose terms expire:

Rosemount -- George A. Waldow, supervisor; R.J. McClung, treasurer; Ray Wilson, assessor, and Louis Genz, constable. The justice of the peace post is vacant. File with John J. Daly.

115 years ago

From the February 6, 1897

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune


A. Ward and J. Hynes returned from a visit to St. Paul Sunday.

Miss McCann gave a very successful entertainment with the pupils in Dist. 79 Saturday night....

Agitation of a change in location for school house in Dist. 19 is not a new matter, but just at present there is new interest in it. A better building nearer the center is needed and generally desired. The village council of Rosemount has offered $1,000 towards building a new school house on a site selected by the council and satisfactory to the trustees. At a recent joint meeting of these bodies, Supt.. McKelfvy was present and explained the benefits of a change in plans. No definite action was taken, but many are anxious to have something done.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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