Amy Felegy

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Aug

Local Girl Scouts win top award for school service project


Girl Scouts with Troop 56753 built a portable gaga ball pit for Transfiguration Catholic School, winning the highest award for Junior level scouts. Gaga ball is a game similar to dodgeball. (photos courtesy of Gwen Rossini)

Girl Scout Troop 56753 earned the Bronze Award for building a gaga ball pit at Transfiguration Catholic Church and School in Oakdale. 

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21
Aug

L.M.N.O.P: Bob, 90 - Oakdale

Every week, we comb the streets of L(ake Elmo), M(aplewood), N(orth St. Paul) and O(akdale) to find a P(erson) willing to share a bit of their story for the Review. To nominate someone for consideration to be featured, contact Amy Felegy at afelegy@lillienews.com or 651-748-7815

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21
Aug

2 green thumbs, 4 colossal sunflowers

For the second year in a row, Mark Stember grew mammoth sunflowers from seeds in his front yard at Cottage Homesteads of Aspen. 

It’s part of an effort to inspire other seniors in the area to get excited about planting.

Wed
14
Aug

L.M.N.O.P: Amy, 41 - North St. Paul

Every week, we comb the streets of L(ake Elmo), M(aplewood), N(orth St. Paul) and O(akdale) to find a P(erson) willing to share a bit of their story for the Review. To nominate someone for consideration to be featured, contact Amy Felegy at afelegy@lillienews.com or 651-748-7815

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14
Aug

Local veteran doesn’t let rare infection get in the way of legion work


Mary and Lane Stunkel pose for a picture before Lane’s recent hospitalization. Lane’s unexpected health issues aren’t stopping him from participating in American Legion activities despite being hospital-bound. (photo courtesy of Mike Ash)

“He has to be the most dedicated person I have ever met when it comes to the American Legion,” says Legionnaire Deon Ford of Lane Stunkel, a man who isn’t letting a painful and rare bacterial infection stop him from serving American Legion Post 57

Wed
14
Aug

Meet your new reporter


Amy Felegy

Amy Felegy is the newest addition to the Lillie News staff. This week’s paper marks her fifth week with the Review, so it’s probably time readers got to know the woman behind the words.

Wed
14
Aug

Local students win top innovation award for anti-bullying school program


Ambassadors for Respect students from ISD 622’s Next Step Transition Program received a plaque for innovation at the Minnesota State Government Innovation Awards on Aug. 8. The award, given out at the Minnesota History Center, was for teaching fourth-grade students about bullying and how to avoid being a bystander. (submitted photo)

ISD 622 Next Step students partnered with PeaceMaker Minnesota and Ambassadors for Respect, an anti-bullying program for fourth-graders taught by students with disabilities. 

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14
Aug

2 children, 1 adult shot near Maplewood apartment complex

An Aug. 7 shooting in the 400 block of McKnight Road South in Maplewood injured three people, including two children, Maplewood police said.

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14
Aug

Ramsey County Sheriff’s outreach center opens to reduce violence among youth, community


The new Community Outreach Office, located at the southeast corner of Rice and Sycamore streets in St. Paul, is now open to Ramsey County youth to get help and resources to deter violence. (courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriffís Office)

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office opened a new Community Outreach Office on Rice and Sycamore streets in St. Paul to curb violence and crime. 

It hosted a grand opening event there on Aug. 5. 

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14
Aug

Lake Elmo nature center installs rain gardens


Volunteers wrapped up a labor-heavy and time-consuming rain garden system installation after receiving a watershed district grant and material donations from the community (Amy Felegy/Review)

What looks like an unassuming Minnesota garden at the Lake Elmo nature center has a mightier purpose. After just a little digging, visitors will find there’s much more to it than what meets the eye. 

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