Last week first responders took local kids holiday shopping as part of the Heroes and Helpers program. This year’s event helped 39 families and 68 kids.
A new mural runs the entire 96 feet of the Charlton tunnel along the River-to-River Greenway in West St. Paul. It’s a collaboration between local artists and Garlough students.
Two separate murals are proposed for elementary schools in West St. Paul, though the projects may require some ordinance changes and coincide with a city council conversation about public art policy.
Garlough kindergarten teacher Anne Bolsem has been named a candidate for the annual Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.
West St. Paul Police and South Metro Fire teamed up to offer Heroes and Helpers, a program where kids pair up with a police officer or fire fighter to buy presents for their family.
Since 1971, the Optimist Club of West St. Paul has been bringing out the best in kids. This week they recognized their latest Optimist of the Year.