The AP has this story posted this aft: Gasoline prices hit national average of $4 for the first time, expected to go higher.
Rather than a straw poll, let’s have a contest for guessing the day that a gallon of regular gas hits $4 right here in river city.
Attach a comment with the date of your guess. Use the format of month/day, eg: June 8.
Contest closes at 6:15 am on Tuesday, June. 10, which is about the time that I boot up my computer at a local coffeeshop. Only one entry per person, please. You may guess the same day as someone else.
Winner(s) will have their name and photo blogged on LG and mentioned on our podcast. If you’re
cute a nice person, I might invite you to coffee.
Update Oct. 26: New contest since the price today is $2.38 and continuing to fall.
Update Nov. 23: New contest since the price today is $1.68 and continuing to fall.
Carlelton dedicated this memorial to former professor and dean Shelby Boardman last Saturday. It’s northeast of the Hill of Three Oaks, east of the rec center.
See the May 21 Carleton press release on the planned dedication of the memorial. Shelby’s wife, Jean, died a day after the dedication ceremony. Thanks to Jane McWilliams for sending me a photo of a photo of the Boardmans from the First UCC directory.
Former Northfield School Board member Jean Boardman died of cancer yesterday morning, less than a day after a memorial to her husband Shelby Boardman was dedicated at Carleton. (Shelby died suddenly of a heart attack in January of 2007.) Jean, friends and family had been planning the memorial and dedication ceremony for many months and her cancer had been in remission up until three weeks ago, according to a family friend I spoke with this afternoon.
Jean was a member of the First United Congregational Church (First UCC). I was told that there will be an announcement of a memorial service soon, but that the service will likely occur in a few weeks as family and friends had all just traveled to be here last weekend for the memorial dedication. (I took photos of Shelby’s memorial site earlier this afternoon and will post them tomorrow.)
My apologies for the tiny photo of Jean. If anyone has or knows of a better one, please contact me.
Former NAG Executive Director Rebecca Tofte (AKA Becky Bazan) was visiting with Contented Cow manager Julie Bixby on the Cow’s upper deck on Wed. eve. She’s been living in Burnsville for the 18 months or so (see the Dec. 2006 goodbye party blog post/photos) and working at the MN Zoo Foundation.
I asked her what she missed most about Northfield.
Always running into people I knew.
I asked her what she didn’t miss about Northfield.
Always running into people I knew.
So if you used to live in Northfield, what do you miss/not miss most about it?
As a sometimes-blogger, plain talker, insightful observer, and a regular guy, he’s the kind of preacher that an atheist like me can relate to.
Plus, he’s quite easy to make fun of.
So it was not good news for me last week when I heard that he’s been promoted to District Superintendent (southeast MN region) for the Methodist Church, as it means that he and Mary Lynn, the woman he’s been primarily been sleeping with for many years, must depart Northfield…. a requirement of the Church.
Here’s the press release:
Downtown building owner and resident Bart deMalignon says he has a city permit that allows him to park his new Hummer in yellow no-parking zones (click the thumbnail to enlarge) throughout downtown since it’s too big for regular parking spaces.
He’s been including lots of photos in his posts, too like the skateboarding photos from Healthy Kids Day last weekend. Keep it up, Josh!
FYI, next week, the Union of Youth’s Joe McGowan will be our podcast guest, talking with us about the proposed skatepark.