Blaine junior Alex Williams was in line to set a new state record in the 100-meter hurdles after a prelim time of 14.22. She beat the previous record of 14.32, set by Richfield standout Jessica January in 2012. A stumble on the wet track at Hamline University didn’t help Williams finish strong, but she settled for an eighth place finish in 17.61 seconds during Saturday’s Class AA finals.
Whether sharing a Bible verse, finding a practical way for first grade students to use math or putting a Band-Aid on a student after a fall, Calvin Christian School teacher Marilyn Hielkema has made quite an impression.
When Jane Cross was hired as the city of Blaine’s deputy city clerk 17 years ago, one of the first questions she as then City Clerk Joyce Twistol was couldn’t the city send out more emails instead of mailing out letters.