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This week's Pet of the Week is Bucky a chihuahua dachsund mix. He and his brother are six months old and ready for a forever home. Bucky and his brother were given up by their owner due to financial hardships. He will be neutered and have all of his shots before his adoption is final. His adoption fee is $250. Call Amazing Animal Advocates at 952-200-6781 for more information.
Environmental stability seems to be on everyone's mind, and it's something the city of Rosemount has been thinking about a lot lately. It's most recent action in that regard is passing a resolution to become part of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. The program is a free and voluntary challenge set up to help cities reach sustainability goals through implementation of 28 best practices offered by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
The Rosemount girls hockey team overcame a 2-0 deficit against Eastview last Tuesday night, but eventually saw its losing streak stretch to four games after a 4-3 loss at Rosemount Community Center. Marie Griffith got the Irish (3-8-2) on the board with a goal (assist to Alex Malecha) 9:59 into the second period. Five minutes later, Kendra Goodrich scored on the power play (assist to Lauren Riley) to tie the score at 2-2. The game remained tied until Eastview scored what turned out to be the game-winner 3:47 into the third period.
Sarah McComb and Shara Schmidt have worked as nannies for a long time. Both women know how amazing the relationship between the right family and nanny can be. They also know how the wrong fit can turn into a terrible experience for both. "We've heard a lot of horror stories," said Schmidt. With that experience the two women have started Hand in Hand Nanny Agency. Through the business, McComb and Schmidt hope to use their expertise to bring families and nannies together. The company pairs qualified nannies with families for part-time and full-time, live-in and live-out positions.
The city of Rosemount has been awarded the Excellence in Financial Reporting Certificate of Achievement by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This is the 15th year in a row the city has received the award. According a press release form the GFOA, the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment for the city and its management.
This week's Pets of the Week are Thelma and Louise, two tiny mixed breed dogs. The two little dears were found together abandoned. They are nice dogs who could use some training. The two dogs love each other so staff would like for them to be adopted together but understand if that's not possible. Cost to adopt is $300 each. Staff said there will be a discount if they are adopted together. Shamrock Animal Hospital is located at 14390 S. Robert Trail in Rosemount. Phone: 651-423-3565
The Rosemount gymnastics team picked up two conference wins for the price of one last Tuesday night. The Irish hosted Apple Valley and Eastview for a South Suburban Conference double dual and their team score of 130.925 was good enough to defeat both Apple Valley schools, giving them a 2-0 record in the league. Jenna Schlukebier finished first in the all-around with a score of 33.3. She was first in the vault with a score of 8.5, first in the beam and second in the floor exercise.
As the city's planning and personnel secretary, Kathie Hanson has a lot thrown at her. She's all right with that. But it's still nice to be recognized. Last week Hanson was named the City of Rosemount's 2011 Employee of the Year. The announcement was made during the city's annual employee lunch Dec. 14. "I was not really expecting it at all," said Hanson. Hanson was nominated for the recognition by employees in the two departments in which she works -- community development and administration.
Eleven Rosemount High School musicians have been chosen for membership in the University of Minnesota High School Honor Band. The U of M has chosen the members of their high school honor band as the best high school musicians in the state. The Rosemount students auditioned along with several hundred others from around the state. The band will perform a concert at 1:30 p.m. Jan.