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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Woodbury Middle School took a step back in time last week. On Feb. 25 the school held its first-ever National History Day Showcase. "All too often history becomes a staid, dry recitation of facts from a textbook," social studies teacher Allissa Bagley said. "History Day motivates students to immerse themselves in history and realize that history isn't just something found in a textbook lying on a shelf."
Amery, Wis., resident Travis Mizejewski put his money where his mouth is. Mizejewski walked away with a $150 cash prize during a pancake-eating contest at Keys Cafe & Bakery, located in Valley Creek Mall, on Feb. 27. A total of eight contestants faced off to see who could finish a pancake, the size of a “manhole cover,” the fastest. Mizejewski finished his pancake in 39.75 seconds.
The Stillwater Area School District has found itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit. Stillwater resident Melissa Douglas filed a petition March 1 with Washington County District Court as...
A Woodbury teacher is still in the running for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Woodbury High School science teacher Kaarin Schumacher is one of 34 semi-finalists for Education Minnesota’s annual...
The case being tried by the Woodbury High School and other Minnesota Bar Association Mock Trial teams across the state, State of Minnesota vs. Jack/Jackie Peifer, is based on a...
Woodbury will become the place where dreams come true later this month. Woodbury Community Theatre will bring the magic of Walt Disney to the stage with “Stars on Broadway - Stars #3,” which opens March 11 at the Loft Stage. “Stars on Broadway” is a revue-style show. “It’s all the classic princesses and princes all together on one stage,” said Michelle Witte, executive director for the Merrill Community Arts Center.
Afton is home to a number of cemeteries from the past, but due to time and the Minnesota elements they are starting to go into disarray, which is why Afton City Council is taking steps to preserve their future. Afton City Council discussed how to maintain its cemeteries during its Feb. 16 meeting. It was earlier this fall that City Council began discussing the possibility of entering into an agreement with the Afton Historical Museum for the preservation and maintenance of Mount Hope Cemetery.
A group of Woodbury High School students will find themselves in court this week. The WHS Mock Trial team will be heading to the state championship Thursday and Friday, March...
It’s looking like there’s a strong possibility that every home in Afton will have high-speed Internet access by the end of the fall. City Council Member Stan Ross gave an update to Afton City Council during its Feb. 16 meeting regarding its citywide Internet connectivity plan.
Lake Middle School students have proven that they are not nincompoops On Feb. 18 Sue McCloskey, co-founder of Fairlife Milk, gave a presentation to Logan Carstensen’s science class on renewable energy after one of Carstensen’s students found an error on Fairlife’s labeling. “We were just blown away that we were being approached by an eighth grader and very impressed and appreciative that he would point that out to us,” McCloskey said. In addition to the presentation, McCloskey brought milk for all of Carstensen’s students.