A closer look at the namesake for Julia Way, Julia Iverson

Julia Iverson’s great grandson Dan Boll attended the Mound City Council meeting on Sept. 11 to request that Brighton Commons be renamed to Julia Way in honor of his great grandmother. To accomplish this, Boll gave the council a petition signed by all residents on the street agreeing that the new name be Julia Way. …

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Osmek to introduce bill increasing penalty for texting crashes

Senator David Osmek, R-Mound, has announced that he will introduce a bill during the 2019 Minnesota Legislative session to make the penalty for operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic device and causing a crash equal to current penalties for driving while impaired. The legislation includes an exemption for using devices with a hands-free …

Mound Westonka recognizes distinguished students

Mound Westonka High School students who exhibited outstanding effort, citizenship and academic achievement for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year were honored at the Distinguished Student Breakfast at the high school Nov. 29. Instead of recognizing quarterly honorees as in the past, teachers are now asked to name a distinguished student in each …

Grant Johnson will perform at the Performing Arts Center

Grant Johnson is a 1981 Mound Westonka graduate who only recently started singing publicly, but he will be returning to his Alma Mater on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. to give a holiday Joy & Peace concert at the new Westonka Performing Arts Center (PAC). Johnson describes his performances as solo concerts with acoustic …

Mound election results unchanged after recount

The Mound City Council election recount took place on Wednesday, Nov. 28th at the request of the third place vote getter, Nicole Pomije. The Nov. 6 election results showed Sherrie Pugh as the top vote getter for the Mound City Council, with 2,353 votes (33.86 percent). Following Pugh as the second place vote getter was …