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Cottage Grove City Council members Dave Thiede and Justin Olsen invite residents to a “coffee and doughnuts” neighborhood chat from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 13, at Park High School, 8040 80th St. S. The chat will be held in the lecture hall on the left side of the main entrance foyer.
Thiede and Olsen said they want to hear thoughts and opinions on city operations, budget issues, current policies and anything else in a respectful and constructive conversation. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided by the council members.
Century College has new academic leaders
Century College has named two new academic deans beginning July 1.
Jane Nicholson is dean of Trades, Public Safety, Business and Service Careers. Andrew Nesset is dean of English, Mathematics, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Reading and Student Success and Career Studies.
Nicholson, a longtime resident of Mahtomedi, will supervise technical and career programs such as Auto Service Technology, Criminal Justice, Paramedics, Business, Marketing and Interior Design. She started at Century in 1991 in the Continuing Education/Customized Training Division. She became the dean there in 2004. Before her work at Century, she was employed as a social worker in Washington County.
Nicholson has a master’s degree in adult education from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from the same school.
Nesset began teaching English at Century 14 years ago and has been active on many committees outside of the classroom. He earned a master’s degree in English from Idaho State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Sunset cruise benefits youth camp
Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center will host a “Sunset Benefit Cruise” on July 29 from 6-9 p.m. at the St. Croix Boat and Packet Co., 525 Main St. S. Tickets cost $40 each. For more information, see www.Dunrovin.org or call 651-433-2486.
Jim Anderson, Kevin Giles