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Even at age 7, Cole Shaback knows every little bit counts. Instead of having a birthday party where he could've collected toys, video games or gift cards, the Woodbury boy decided to gather up some donations for the city's K-9 unit. For his seventh birthday, he held a fundraiser that added $250 to the K-9 unit's budget in an effort to help the city get a third dog. "This has been a big deal for him, he's so excited," Cole's mom Heidi Shaback said. The idea came to him after he saw the two existing K-9 dogs demonstrate how to apprehend suspects at an event last year.
The construction season may have ended, but the talk about assessments isn't over. Woodbury City Council discussed the current assessment policy at their monthly workshop Wednesday, Nov.
Gone are the days eager shoppers would get up before the crack of dawn to score some good deals and start crossing people off their lists. This year, many of the local stores will see people lined up at their doors as soon as the leftover turkey is put away, the apple pie is gone and the Thanksgiving aromas have faded away. Woodbury's Target, Kohl's, JCPenney and a few stores at Woodbury Lakes are opening at midnight Friday. Walmart will open at 10 p.m. Thursday.
Woodbury Police is warning residents of some mail theft that's been going around in the city. The city sent out an e-mail through its alert system and the post office sent out letters to residents as well. Woodbury Police Commander Jay Alberio said mail theft is not new to the city, however, it's been going on steadily for the past month. "We've seen it in the past. It's kind of spotty where occasionally we get reports of mail theft," he said. "Since Oct.
By the year 2014, Woodbury Drive could have two roundabouts, four lanes, retaining walls and left- and right-turn lanes. Woodbury City Council discussed the plans and future of the road at a workshop Wednesday, Nov.
Globe University will offer two new associate degrees starting this winter. Engineering drafting and design and architectural drafting and design will start beginning Jan.
The Bielenberg Sports Center $15 million proposed expansion project needs an architect and a construction manager. Woodbury City Council gave the OK to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for the project that's slated to begin in spring of 2013. Council Member Paul Rebholz told staff at last Wednesday's workshop that RFPs should go out to architects beyond what's already on the city's preferred list. "In general, the marketplace is pretty dynamic and it changes," he said, adding that getting as many ideas as possible would benefit the project. Bielenberg Sports Center is 16 years old, which
Monday nights are dedicated to toys and cartoons at East Ridge High School. The young and creative minds of 6 to 9 year olds shine through their cartooning and toy building work. South Washington County Community Education is sponsoring Spectacular Cartoons and Toy Factory Art classes Monday nights in Woodbury. Kids get to laugh as they learn how to draw cartoons, or smile as they use their imaginations to design, create, build and assemble a variety of toys. The Toy Factory Art Class began Monday, Nov. 14, and will end Dec. 12.
Brian Roban was tired of looking at an unattractive phone jack mounted on his wall. So did a lot of other people, he said. Which is why the Woodbury resident decided to come up with a creative way to cover phone jacks, which are used less in homes. Roban invented the "Telephrame," which is basically a picture frame that hangs on walls to cover unused phone jacks. He said millions of households are canceling their land lines and sticking to cell phones.
The old saying "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" doesn't just apply to face-to-face communication anymore. And if teens and pre-teens want to avoid the embarrassment of having the whole world see something private, they shouldn't post it online or text it. That was the message an expert outlined last week at an East Ridge High School event. Jane Straub, victim intervention and recovery specialist with Human Services, Inc., spoke to a group of parents about cyber bullying and what's known as "sexting" in a Community Education sponsored event. "If it's somet