April 29, 2010 at 8:58 a.m.
The new section is called Got Water! In this section, you will find info about businesses that deal with water. Anything from canoe rentals to docks for your lake home or cabin. If you are looking for someone to fix your boat motor or purchase a lake home, it's all in Got Water!
Is there a better area in which to take advantage of water than Chisago County? Visitors to the area are constantly remarking about the many beautiful lakes and rivers. There is water everywhere (although we could use a lot more of it), so we thought why not share all of the water resources with you the reader in a handy pull out section? We hope you enjoy the section and we look forward to watching the section grow and grow over the next few years.
The City of Shafer is looking for a person who would like to step up and assume the position on the city council that Debbie Kline formerly held.
The person who is chosen for this position would then serve out the remainder of Council woman Kline's term which would be November 2010. If they choose to, that person can then run for re-election.
I have been covering Shafer for a while now, and I can assure you, these are great people that genuinely care about the citizens of Shafer. Here is your chance to make a difference in your town, while at the same time learn how a city operates.
If you are interested, you are encouraged to call the City of Shafer at 651-257-4726.
I know this is a little late notice, but tonight is the first Lindstrom Ladies' Night Out of the season. The good folks that run businesses in Lindstrom would like to invite you and your lady friends to Lindstrom for a night of shopping, eating and entertainment. Grab the girls and head to Lindstrom for some great deals and a lot of fun.
The Taylors Falls Fire Department would like to invite you to its 66th annual Smelt Fry. It takes place this Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Taylors Falls Fire Hall. I have been to their smelt fry in the past, and believe me folks, they do it right. It is a great chance to visit with your neighbors and have some wonderful smelt.
Being the parents of a fourth grader, it signifies a rite of passage. I am not talking about showing interest in the opposite sex, although there is quite a bit of talk about a certain blonde girl who makes our child giggle when she comes around. Rather I am referring to our first science fair project.
I could be way off base here, but from what some people have told me, the science fair consists of projects constructed by, designed by, and tested by parents rather than the students. I had visions of staying up all night to work on a science project while our fourth grader watches "The Suite Life" (For those of you who have never seen it, is a show about two twins who live on a cruise ship with other rich children that apparently have no parents and unlimited cash reserves. Who wouldn't love such a believable show?) To my surprise, our fourth grader took the project and ran with it. I had to do very little except offer some very important adult pointers which were taken in through one ear, and out the other.
Tuesdays at the Press are paste up days. By paste up, I mean, this is the day that we actually put the County Press together before sending it off to the printer Wednesday morning. Seeing that everyone was busy, I gladly offered to visit the science fair at Lakeside Elementary and snap some photos for the paper.
When I got there I could not believe my eyes. The quality of the projects was nothing like I expected to see. All of the different topics were very impressive. I had a chance to visit with quite a few fourth graders about their projects. Almost all the kids were so proud and really wanted to show you what their project was about.
I think the science fair is a testament to the great teachers we have in our school system, and how they encourage our kids to challenge themselves and go beyond what is simply required. Congratulations to the students and thank you to the teachers, you all did a great job.