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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
Two debate students have received high honors from the National Forensics League. Senior Lisa Beard has been named an Academic All American. This is the second consecutive year a Rosemount student has received the AAA award. Junior Wesley Just has achieved the quintuple ruby Degree of Premier Distinction, the highest student achievement degree the organization awards. He is the first Rosemount student to reach this degree of membership since 2005.
50 years ago From the May 24, 1962 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Judy Hinrichs awarded $1,000 scholarship Miss Judy Ann Hinrichs, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Hinrichs of Rosemount was the recipient of a $1,000 cash scholarship given by the National President of the American Legion Auxiliary. There are two such scholarships given in the Northwestern Division, which is made up of seven states and are given to daughters of deceased veterans. Under the sponsorship of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No.
Air Force Airman Joseph L. Schwartz graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Schwartz is the son of Julie Crider of Farmington, and Jay Doyscher of Fairmont. He is a 2011 graduate of Rosemount High School.