Negative news often leads but not so with the “Teacher of the Year” story. Four of the best teachers in Minnesota teach in our St. Paul Public Schools.
The people who shape our children’s lives often demonstrate committed service and receive only modest pay. The recognition is well deserved.
In addition to “Teacher of the Year” Michael Houston of Harding, the other three finalists from St. Paul this year are Sorcha Nix, Open World Learning; Molly Keenan, Harding, and Fathimath Eliza Rasheed, Global Arts Plus.
That’s good news for everyone in St. Paul.
Al Oertwig, former school board member/chair, St. Paul Schools
Sainted: Adult dance studios: Four Seasons Dance Mpls; Cinema Ballroom St. Paul
Coming out of isolation has not been difficult for us because we dance.
Twenty-five years ago we decided to find a fun way to exercise.
We are now seniors, and continue to attend Argentine Tango classes at Four Seasons and traditional Ballroom and Latin classes at Cinema Ballroom.
Vicci Johnson, Roseville
My wife passed away in March. It was not easy being a caregiver. She wanted to pass away at home and I honored her wishes. I had a Celebration of Life on Thursday April 20 at the Green Mill in Woodbury. I had a nice buffet, desserts and coffee for everyone. I told the the Green Mill approximately 130 people.
Well it might have been more than that.
Halfway through the evening the manager came up to me and offered his condolences, and here comes the super-sized Sainted. He starts telling me an anonymous person has taken care of the bill for the event, 100%!
I started crying and of course wanted more info about the anonymous angel. He would not tell me anything more than that the person loved me, loved my family and knew I had been through a lot. I got choked up telling my mom on the phone the next day. Of course I want to thank them and I really hope they read Sainted and Tainted.
Chris Dyrhaug, St Paul
To the recent “tainted” writer complaining about Wisconsin drivers, he has to understand that when we cross the border an old
proverb applies: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, but with one exception — we tend to use turn signals.
Lee Christianson, Baldwin
Tainted to the green bag people who don’t come by to retrieve their bags.
Months go by while these handled receptacles full of old boards with nails and soggy sofa cushions sit there on boulevards and lawns. Either the provider or the enlister are missing the point that they are to remove unsightly and useless items when the thing is full. We know how this works, the large canvas bags are dropped off, filled and then nothing happens.
They just sit there, the weeks go by and then the months, ugly little piles of wet junk waiting.
Anita Nelson, St. Paul
Sainted to the gentleman who came to my rescue after my cargo trunk opened on a busy Beam Avenue.
I had just left Maplewood Costco and was heading for Highway 61 when I noticed my open trunk door. I was shocked to see my groceries scattered on the street. One individual stopped and was out of his vehicle gathering my groceries. With traffic and trying to move traffic on, I wasn’t able to get the gentleman’s name to thank him for coming to my rescue.
Please know how much it means to me. A clear example for each of us to “pass it on” when an occasion presents itself.
R.G. Rumpsa, Roseville