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Despite a fear of heights, Spring Lake Park High School physical education teacher and football coach Jeff Schlieff recently embarked on the “trip of a lifetime,” climbing to the base of Mount Everest with his father, Harry Schlieff.

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Today’s fire departments encounter many challenges, including recruiting capable volunteers, funding issues and finding ways to work together. In a special three-part series, editors from many ECM Publications have worked together to bring our readers a comprehensive overview of the problems – and opportunities – our fire departments are facing. Week one looks at recruiting and retention of firefighters. Week two addresses budget restraints and issues. Week three discusses the future of firefighting.

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Striking up the patriotic spirit for the upcoming Bicentennial celebration the Spring Lake Park council has ordered a cost estimate to paint the city’s water tower red, white and blue. Located atop Able Park overlooking the city of Spring Lake Park, the 250,000 gallon water tank is in need of a new coat of paint since peelings and rust marks have become apparent on the structure.

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