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Sitting in the room Monday night as the Rosemount City Council interviewed its three police chief finalists, one thing quickly became clear: Rosemount was going to hire an excellent chief. All three of the finalists -- Apple Valley captain Michael Marben, longtime Rosemount lieutenant Jewel Ericson and Burnsville captain Eric Werner, the council's eventual choice -- were impressive in their answers to council members and their ideas of what an effective police department should look like. While each had his own style, all three had some similar ideas.
Three incoming freshman volleyball players at Rosemount High School -- Katie Kalinowski, Brittany McLean and Erin Slinde -- were part of a Northern Lights 14-1's Junior Olympic team that placed 15th at the AAU Girls Junior National Championships June 20-23 in Orlando. The team went on to place 10th in the USAV Girls Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, June 30-July 3. McLean and Slinde also tried out for the USA Volleyball High Performance Training Teams. Slinde made the A3 Youth Team and attended camp in Edmond, Okla., earlier this month.
The Rosemount Black Sox seemed to get a big hit every time they needed one during their three-game winning streak last week. Those clutch hits were nowhere to be found Sunday afternoon against the Rochester Royals. The Sox pounded out 10 hits, including three apiece from Brady Loew and Mark Radmacher, but left 12 runners on base in a 3-2 setback. "The lineup looked pretty spectacular offensively," Rosemount player/manager Lance Anderson said. "We just didn't put the hits together." Still, the Sox led 2-1 through eight innings thanks to another quality start from Michael Robohm.
Strong storms swept through the region early Tuesday morning, knocking down trees and cutting off power to many Rosemount residents. Public works director Andy Brotzler said most of the damage in Rosemount was concentrated in the southwest corner of the city. Brotzler said crews were out starting early Tuesday morning clearing roads and picking up debris. All roads were clear by Tuesday afternoon. The storm also knocked out power to two sewer lift stations. Generators were brought in to keep the lifts operational. One house had severe roof damage and fences were knocked over.
I sit here, just after my high school graduation, and can't help but suffer from nostalgia. Pictures are strewn across the walls of my room showing much of my past. Movie tickets, artwork I have done, pictures of friends and family. My favorite books are on the shelves and even my first article for the Town Pages. They are there as reminders of where I have been, and next to all of the mementos reminding me of my past is my college acceptance letter, so when I wake up in the morning I can make sure its real. It's actually happening.
A misunderstanding involving a BB gun caused a moment of concern Thursday afternoon at Rosemount High School. According to administrative assistant Tim Conboy, two students from another school had showed up after the school day was over to pick up some friends for a trip to the beach. While theywaited, one pulled out a BB gun and started playing with it.
Last spring the Rosemount boys track team got moved to Section 1AA and responded by winning the team title and qualifying nine individual events and three relays for the state meet. The Irish were placed back in Section 3AA this season and qualified two events for state while placing fifth with 70 points at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Rosemount's veterans' organizations teamed up to hold the city's annual Memorial Day ceremonies Monday. The day started with an event at Central Park and included visits to several area cemeteries. The Rosemount American Legion offered a free lunch afterward.
The Rotary Club of Rosemount's May 2012 Student of the Month is Rosemount High School senior Lydia Karlson, daughter of Tom and Beth Karlson. Karlson earned a 4.0 GPA at RHS while completing six Advanced Placement courses and receiving membership in both the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society. She is one of five valedictorians for the Class of 2012. Karlson has been a choir member since kindergarten, most recently participating in concert choir and earning a superior rating in solo contest, and has played piano for 11 years.
This week's Pet of the Week is Stella, a 1- to 2-year old Catahoula Leopard. She's a sweet dog who is good with kids and other animals. She can jump fences, though, so she needs some training and the right home. Cost to adopt Stella is $290, which will include spay and vaccinations. Shamrock Animal Hospital is located at 14390 S. Robert Trail in Rosemount. Phone: 651-423-3565