League of Women Voters ABC (Anoka, Blaine Coon Rapids area) invites the community to attend their Monday, Sept. 8 fall kickoff meeting at Andover City Hall’s Senior Center. Special guest and presenter will be John VonDeLinde, Anoka County parks and recreation director.
Boy Scout Troop 524, based out of Epiphany Catholic School in Coon Rapids, celebrated its 50th anniversary the weekend of Aug. 22-24 with a host of activities at the Rum River Scout Camp in Ramsey.
A Coon Raids girl and a Blaine girl were killed in a three-car automobile accident Saturday afternoon at University Avenue near 99th Avenue. Heather Andersohn, 18, and Christine Beers, 20, were killed instantly when the car they were riding in skidded into oncoming traffic, hitting Everett Swap, 56, of Blaine.
Mercy Hospital’s leadership team stepped outside the emergency room Aug. 28 as a light mist began to fall. Dressed in scrubs or T-shirts, they were ready to get wet, but rain drops wouldn’t provide the dousing for which they had braced – that would come from a front end loader.
Rev. Steve Gahagen looked out on the sprawling grass in Andover’s Sunshine Park, a vibrant green thanks to an irrigation system, and commented how Americans can sometimes take for granted how easy it is for them to get water.