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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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.
A 6-year-old girl died of an apparent drowning June 4 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, authorities said.
Goldfish Swim School, which offers infant and child swim lessons, is constructing a 9,000-square-foot location in Oakdale with plans to draw users from Woodbury and elsewhere in the east metro. The Oakdale location will be Goldfish Swim School's first dip into the Minnesota market. Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years old with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio) and 90-degree pools. Instructors will include Kelly Turbett of Woodbury.
Woodbury police said a distracted driver hit a teenager riding his bike to school Friday morning.
The teen was conscious at the scene but suffered “significant” injuries, police said.
The 20-year-old male clerk was the only employee in the store when four suspects showed up.