Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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The Afton City Council race is finally heating up. "It's not uncommon for people here to wait until the last day and the last minute," Council member Joe Richter said. Mayor Pat Snyder, and council members Peg Nolz, Ward 3, and Richter, Ward 2, are up for re-election. Snyder and Richter both filed for re-election for a second terms on Monday. Nolz filed today for a third term. The filing period closed at 5 p.m.
Seven candidates have filed for the three District 622 School Board seats up for election, as of this morning. Filing closed today at 5 p.m. Filing began Aug. 3. The three school board seats, in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District, up for election are currently held by Scott Duddeck, Cathy Miller and Mark Wheeler. School board terms are four years. Wheeler, of Oakdale, filed for re-election Aug. 10. Duddeck, of North St. Paul, filed today. Arnoldo Curiel, of Oakdale, filed Aug. 3. Amy Coborn, of North St. Paul, filed Aug.
The Afton City Council has finally received its first candidate filing just one day before filing closes. Former city council member Kuchen Meyer has filed for the city council seat in Ward 2. Meyer previously held the Ward 2 seat until council member Joe Richter was elected in 2006. Filing began Aug.
The Movie in the Park event at Ojibway Park has been postponed until Wednesday, Aug. 18 due to bad weather. Parks and Recreation Ann Ringold said the the M&I Bank-sponsored event was postponed because there was predicted thunderstorms. The Movie in the Park will now take place on Aug. 18 beginning at 6:30. The movie being shown is "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel." In addition to the movie, a live DJ food and other activities will be on hand during the event.
If all should go as planned, the Afton 2008 Comprehensive Plan should be on its way to the Metropolitan Council by the end of the month. The Afton City Council held a special meeting on Aug.
Summer vacation is quickly winding down and the new school year is just around the corner. The Bulletin recently sat down with District 833 superintendent Mark Porter to discuss what's in store for the coming year. Woodbury Bulletin: Now that District 833 has a new assistant superintendent, former Stillwater Area School District superintendent Keith Ryskoski, what does that mean for the district? Mark Porter: I'm very excited about Mr. Ryskoski coming to South Washington County Schools.
Think back to some of your worst dates. Was it someone rude? Maybe someone weird. Do the memories of those dates make you want to cringe or even cry? Woodbury resident Jacquie Dutton hopes the memories make you laugh.
Incumbent Mark Wheeler, of Oakdale, has filed for re-election to the District 622 School Board. Wheeler filed on Tuesday. Filing began on Aug. 3. Wheeeler joins candidates Arnoldo Curiel, of Oakdale, and Amy Coborn, of North St. Paul, who have already file for the three school board seats up for grabs. The three school board seats, in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District, up for election are currently held by Wheeler, Scott Duddeck and Cathy Miller. School board terms are four years. The filing period will close at 5 p.m. on Aug.
It finally happened. Woodwinds Health Campus celebrated its 10-year anniversary last week. On Aug. 3-4, employees celebrated with a picnic, music and a few games. "It's amazing that it has been 10 years," public relations specialist Jodi Ritacca said. "How time flies." "It's been wonderful being a part of the community and watching the hospital grow from its infancy," Sara Bernstein, a nutrition and fitness specialist for Ways to Wellness, said.
After the first week of filing, the incumbents are still the only names on the ballot so far in the District 834 School Board race.