|I was so glad I saw the ending to the Vikings game; fishing contest clarify|
Where were you when “the catch” took place? Wow, how many times will that question be asked over the years to come? We, as many of you did, watched the Vikings game at home on Sunday. Typical Vikes game, build us up only to let us down. We were so close and then the Saints kicked that field goal. All was pretty much over. Being the fair weather fan that I am, I had to remove myself from the room.
My son kept asking my wife and I why we were getting so worked up over the game. He has no idea what we (and many of you) have been through over the years. He wasn’t there in 1998 when it was a guarantee the Vikes would make the Super Bowl - heck, we scored 96 points a game. Then there was 2001 when the Vikes were awesome once again, and how did that end? 41 doughnut. Time after time - kicked in the stomach. Yet there we sit the next year in front of the TV watching every Sunday in the fall. I wouldn’t say I bleed purple, but my blood does have a tinge of purple in it.
Noah J. Rockenback, age 22 of Center City, Minnesota, passed away on January 10, 2018. Noah was born on February 2, 1995 in Chisago City, Minnesota to parents John and Michelle Rockenback. He graduated from Chisago Lakes High School in 2013. He was an active member of Robotics, National Honor Society, Cross Country and Swimming. He was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons at the Chisago Lakes Community Pool. He attended North Dakota State University as a Computer Science major and was active in ROTC as an Air Force Cadet, Detachment 610 Eagle Wing One.
|D.A.R.E. graduation program recognizes winners|
Taylors Falls Elementary D.A.R.E. program featured awards, as well as guest speaker former Police Chief Kevin Stenson. Above: Essay winners Alexis Robinson, Carston Schaefer and Laney Gibbs pose with officer Cory Spencer.