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Last week, my husband and I celebrated 23 years of marriage. We bought a car, too. Sad to say, the anniversary paled in comparison to the new auto. We have been on the retail end of the automobile business for a combined 74 years. For almost all of those years, we have driven company cars called demonstrators. The free car was the reason I applied for the job in the first place. Now, I'm retired and don't even drive anymore. Because it is hard for me to get in and out of cars, my husband, who still works for Chevrolet, tries to get a small sport utility vehicle as a demo.
This week's Pet of the Week Jobe, an adult male cat. Jobe was abandoned with two other cats in Apple Valley. He's a mild mannered feline who would make a good pet. Before adoption he will be neutered and get updated shots. Inquire for cost information Shamrock Animal Hospital is located at 14390 S. Robert Trail in Rosemount. Phone: 651-423-3565
Seven Rosemount High School students have earned the chance to represent their school at the DECA International Career Development Conference the week of April 27 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Four students qualified by finishing first at the recent state conference. John Herron took the title in the retail merchandising category; Dylan Mato and Jason Lamoreaux teamed up to finish first in sports and entertainment marketing; and Sara Devitt finished first in sales demonstration - business to business. Amelia Volkert finished second in hotel lodging management series.
March 17 Pancake breakfast A pancake breakfast will be held for the Rosemount High School Winterguard from 8 to 10 a.m. March 17 at Applebee's. Tickets are available at the door for $10.This fundraiser will help the guard with costs for the season. All RHS band families are encouraged to attend. Square foot gardening John Zweber, Rosemount native and owner of Easy Gardens by John, will present Square Foot Gardening from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 17 at Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail.
This week's Pet of the Week is making a return trip to the Town Pages. Bonnie is a beautiful 1-year-old cat who needs an owner who can be patient with her. It takes a week or two for her to get comfortable with new people and seek them out, but once she does she is very affectionate. Bonnie is spayed and up to date on her shots. The cost to adopt her is $30. Call 952 200-6781 for more information.
Rosemount Parks and Recreation has changed the phone number for its round-the-clock information line. The new number is 651-322-6020. The info line provides the latest information on programs and potential weather cancellations. It also offers directions to facilities, services at the Ice Arena, how to make reservations, and details of special events like Leprechaun Days and the Haunted Woods Trail. The number change should make the info line more reliable and less costly to operate.
Independent School District has announced a two-hour late start for Wednesday, Feb. 29. According to the district, there will be no morning School-Age Care, morning half-day kindergarten, early childhood special education or family education classes.
Extra Dakota County DWI enforcement campaigns in January resulted in 13 DWI arrests countywide. That number does not include the arrests made by officers that were working regular shifts for their cities. Dakota County is among Minnesota's top 13 counties with the highest number of combined alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries. Extra DWI patrols will saturate Dakota County roads through September, 2012. In January of 2012, participating officers stopped 441 vehicles and issued 96 citations for traffic- and equipment-related violations.
The National Junior College Athletic Association released its latest Division II men's basketball poll Feb.21, ranking the Dakota County Technical College Blue Knights basketball team No. 8 in the country. The Blue Knights shot up from No. 13 after an 82-77 win against Williston State College and a 90-56 win against Ridgewater College last week. The team is on a 10-game winning streak, with an overall record of 22-5 "Wow!" said Head Coach Jay Pivec, a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame, when notified of the ranking. "It's certainly an honor for us to be ranked. I'm speechless.
Hundreds turned out to the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department's Family Fun Fest. The annual festival featured music by the Alpha Bits, jumpies, ice skating and treats.