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WOODBURY — Greg Kraft, sculptor and member of Artists of Woodbury, will be a featured artist in the summer exhibit at the Orange Dragon Gallery in Prescott. Kraft's work was selected by a committee of artists. He will show several large sculpture pieces including an interactive one, a series of concrete heads and new stone carvings. He will also present some native-inspired talking sticks and wing fan sculptures. Of special interest is his new limestone carvings — a buffalo and leaf sculpture.
Christian Closet at Woodbury Lutheran Church Valley Creek Campus, 7380 Afton Road, provides clothing, shoes and household goods to those in need. The Closet is open 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday mornings year round. All in the community are invited to shop and donate. "When our hearts are captured, all things are possible," said Gloria Johnson, executive director at Christian Closet in Woodbury. A group of women from Woodbury Lutheran Church started the Closet in 2004 to compliment Christian Cupboard food shelf.
Recent Woodbury High School graduate Lily Neumann-Drenth earned first place in the Informative Speech category at the National Speech and Debate Tournament June 17-22. Woodbury Speech Team qualified for nationals for the first time in the school's history. The tournament was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with students from Woodbury and East Ridge in attendance.
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.