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A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that nearly all young people have struggles with eating, activity and weight as they move from adolescence to adulthood.
Cindy Polzin, site supervisor for Opportunity Services in Woodbury, recently presented flowers to Bob Lee, owner of the Chick-fil-A in Maplewood. The gift was to recognize Lee for providing free sandwiches to an Opportunity Services group that goes to the restaurant every Tuesday. Opportunity Services is non-profit organization serving disabled adults seeking job assistance or community immersion. Submitted photos
The deadline is July 1 for the Woodbury Ambassador Royal Family. Candidates must be high school juniors or seniors this fall or attending a local college. The Little Miss Woodbury category is for girls going into grades 3-5. Candidates must live in the 833, 834 or 622 school district boundaries. For more information, visit www.woodburyambassadors.com .
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources have finalized the structure of the 3M settlement working groups, and south Washington County cities have begun choosing representatives.
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