Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.
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Woodbury Days Medallion Hunt Clue 2: It's Day 2 of the contest and Woodbury Days is drawing near With hiding spots aplenty, where, oh where, should one steer As you plan your search, an important rule is this Stray from city property and the prize you will miss The three-day Woodbury Days festival runs Aug. 25-28, but the annual medallion hunt already is underway. The medallion hunt is co-sponsored by the Woodbury Bulletin and Anchor Bank of Woodbury.
South Washington County Schools mistakenly released data on thousands of students and parents in transportation information emails sent Wednesday.
Former Twin Cities sports radio host Jeffery Dubay is accused of repeatedly punching a woman and knocking out her tooth during an assault in Cottage Grove. Dubay, 49, is charged with felony third-degree assault in Washington County District Court in connection with the Aug. 2 incident. He claimed in a Facebook post he was wrongfully accused. According to the criminal complaint:
The three-day Woodbury Days festival runs Aug. 25-28, but the annual medallion hunt begins Wednesday, Aug. 17. The medallion hunt is co-sponsored by the Woodbury Bulletin and Anchor Bank of Woodbury. Clues leading searches to the medallion will be released daily through Woodbury Days, or until the medallion is found. (Clues will not be posted on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19- 20.) Visit Anchor Bank, 1920 Donegal Drive in Woodbury, to read the clue by 9 a.m. each day.
South Washington County School District voters will decide three questions on the Nov. 7 referendum. The district has settled on seeking renewal of an existing general education levy; asking for a funding increase that's part two of a multi-year levy measure; and requesting additional funds for technology. The District 833 School Board signed off on the three-question plan earlier this month and is expected to approve the ballot language at its meeting Thursday, Aug. 17, at the District Service Center in Cottage Grove.
Engagement Mary Sweeney Mark Giorgi Mary Sweeney and Mark Giorgi, both of Little Canada, announce their engagement and plan to marry Aug. 4, 2018. Mary, the daughter of Pat and Lisa Sweeney, of Little Canada and Woodbury, is a 2015 graduate of the University of Idaho where she earned a bachelor's degree in advertising. She is head coach of women's golf at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.
Cynthia Maldonado has accepted the position of Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion principal in South Washington County Schools.
Parents are watching closely and speaking up as the South Washington County School Board considers proposals to change middle school attendance boundaries. The school board in August will approve a boundary change plan for 2018-19 that could shuffle roughly 1,000 students in grades 6-8 — nearly 25 percent this fall's middle school enrollment — as the district seeks to alleviate overcrowding, plan for future population growth and balance enrollment at its four schools, including a new building.
A Woodbury police officer has been recognized for his drunken driving enforcement. AJ Veenendall was named a "DWI Enforcer All-Star" by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety. He was one of 43 officers across the state recognized for their efforts to pull drunken drivers off the road. Veenendall had 67 DWI arrests in 2016. Together the officers had made 2,619 DWI arrests last year. The officers were recognized before the July 18 Minnesota Twins game.
District 833 families penciling in end-of-summer plans should take a look at the district's revised 2017-18 calendar. South Washington County Schools is bumping up the start of school by two days for grades 1-5 in order to complete the bulk of one-on-one literacy assessments prior to the first day of class. The school year will start Sept. 5 for grades 1-12, and the year will end two days earlier for elementary students. Also, the district is setting aside two days in late August when teachers will schedule individual assessments with incoming elementary school students.