Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Student Spotlight: Minnetonka senior Emma Mulder balances school and work with a passion for helping others.
Warm and lively, complex yet well-balanced. This description fits Emma Mulder as well as the cappuccinos she serves at Caribou. The Minnetonka High School senior could probably use a little caffeine. She juggles three part-time jobs, while taking advanced placement courses and participating in DECA and National Honor Society. “I’m saving for college,” explained Mulder, who is looking to add a fourth job to her busy schedule. “I don’t sleep a lot.” Mulder has a big heart and big plans after graduation. “I want to become a psychologist and open a free psychiatric clinic,” she said. “I have seen people that need help and can’t afford it and I want to fulfill that need.” She may also serve a stint in the Peace Corps to aid the needy in …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Excelsior Junior American Legion team Defeated Hopkins 7-2 Tuesday evening.
Excelsior Junior American Legion team Defeated Hopkins 7-2 Tuesday evening at Minnetonka High School.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Elizabeth Hopfenspirger is a wife, mother, student, president of area non-profit and Mrs. Excelsior 2011.
After meeting the reigning Mrs. Minnesota International in a yoga class, Elizabeth Hopfenspirger of Greenwood, Minn., thought to herself, "that could be me." The stay-at-home mom decided to enter the Mrs. Minnesota International 2011 pageant because she wanted to represent the community of Excelsior and to bring about awareness to perinatal mood disorders, including postpartum depression. "I found that the Mrs. Minnesota International pageant motivates married women and their families to…make a difference by getting involved in their communities. These values mirror my own," said Hopfenspirger. In addition to being a full time wife, mother to her son, Evan, 2, and graduate nursing student, Hopfenspirger is the president and outreach …
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Hundreds of area ressidents jumped into ice cold Lake Minnetonka today for the 21st annual Polar Plunge.
It's 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. It's New Year's Day. It's a bitter three degrees, minus 16 degrees if you count the windchill. It's even a bit windy outside. What to do...? Why, put on your bathing suit and jump in Lake Minnetonka of course! And it's estimated that more than 500 people did just that as part of the 21st annual ALARC Ice Dive in Excelsior this morning. "I love it," ice diver Rachel Schuler said. "It's one of my favorite things to do every year." Schuler, along with her dad and sister will mark their tenth dive this year. "People think we're crazy but it's a great family tradition," Schuler said. Minnetrista's Steve Wren couldn't agree more, "I want to start a tradition, as we get older to just keep going." Wren …