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Due to flooding conditions and the current weather forecast of additional rain, travel overnight is not advised in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, and Iron Counties. WisDOT continues to work with County and Local partners to identify and sign detour routes early on Monday, June 18.
To the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance," South Washington Alternative High School students celebrated their graduation. The June 5 ceremony took place at the District 833 Program Center. If the graduates can be said to have one thing in common, it's that their journey involved a few bumps in the road. Students in School District 833 can be referred to the Alternative High School if they struggle socially or academically at Woodbury, Park or East Ridge High Schools.
The South Washington County Scholarship Committee awarded three $6,000 scholarships for 2018. The recipients were announced at awards ceremonies May 3 for East Ridge High School, May 29 for Woodbury High School and May 30 for Park High School. The recipients are Justin Alpers of East Ridge High School, Haley Roettger of Woodbury High School and Delaney Young of Park High School. Since the scholarship formation in 1982, continuing support from the St.
Comcast recently awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 41 Twin Cities area students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Among the recipients were Collin Invie of Woodbury High School, Elise Patchett of Math and Science Academy and Michaela Snyder of St. Croix Preparatory Academy The students were honored during a State Capitol reception on May 17, hosted by Comcast. Presenting the awards is Ron Orlando, vice president of external affairs for Comcast Twin Cities. Submitted photos
At 15, K. Coleman was left in the snow on the side of Highway 61 in Cottage Grove, bloody and bruised after being raped by three men. She experienced the brutal horror again years later when, at 19, she was forced by a group of strangerS with weapons into an unknown home. "I just started crying. 'I'm not here by choice, I need to get out,' and it didn't really phase him," she said. "So he assaulted me, but he kept saying, 'I'm sorry.'" Twice in five years Coleman found herself reporting rapes, talking to police and nurses, feeling lost and alone.
Woodbury's Memorial Day service was again very moving and inspirational. Each year this service at Woodbury Veterans' Park gets better and better! Thank you to the VFW, American Legion, Lions, mayor, city and staff and all others who helped put together this recognition. Additionally, thanks to Woodbury Culver's and general manager Josh Malaski for providing complimentary custard treats to all attendees. They were very refreshing on this hot Memorial Day. Bonnie Barnak Woodbury
Woodbury City Council member Julie Ohs is the latest candidate to file for the District 2 seat on the Washington County Board of Commissioners. She announced her candidacy May 31, joining Joe Delaney and incumbent Stan Karwoski, who both filed last week. "With the support of voters in November, I'd like to continue my public service at the county level," Ohs said in a news release. "If elected, I would be an asset to the County Board, the communities within commissioner District 2 and the entire east metro region.
Nominations from county residents are now being sought for the 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for Washington County. The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community after reaching the age of 65. They will be honored at the Washington County Fair 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 in the West Pavilion. Official nomination forms are available by contacting Emilie Carlson at 651-439-0293. Forms can also be picked up at area senior centers.
Four East Ridge High School juniors were designated finalists in the 2018 COMAPS' Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Leah Restad, Christopher Liu, Christine Severude and Jackson Anderson participated in the contest for high school students and college undergraduates. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze and propose solutions to open-ended problems.
There will be an informational event about problems facing the world's oceans starting 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Davanni's in Woodbury. The event will include viewing the film "Acid Test" which describes the problem of ocean acidification and is narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Following the film, Macalester College Professor Louisa Bradtmiller will provide further information about the critical problems facing the world's oceans. The event comes the weekend before World Oceans Day observed Friday, June 8.