William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009.
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Patricia Driscoll Age: 62 City: Cottage Grove Family: Husband Patrick; three adult children Occupation: Retired elementary principal and Title 1 director in Lake Superior School District in northeastern Minnesota Related...
Ron Kath Age: 54 City: Cottage Grove Family: Wife Katie, one grown son Occupation: Director of customer planning and communication for Schwan Food Co. Related school district experience: Twelve years...
Bill Zywiec never met a disembodied head he didn’t like. He’s the fiendish mind behind the Haunting Experience, the annual Halloween theme park at Zywiec’s Landscape and Garden Center along Highway 61 in Cottage Grove. One of the largest fright factories in south Washington County, the Haunting Experience features a corn maze, two haunted houses, a hair-raising hayride through the dark, and Big Zombie Paintball, where passengers on a tractor-drawn cart can blast attacking zombies.
Washington County’s top prosecutor wants more money to fight organized crime. County Attorney Pete Orput has requested funding for a major crimes specialist position in his office beginning in 2016...
A battle is brewing over whether School District 833 deserves more taxpayer money. Advocates say the district needs the cash to fund classroom operations, build a new middle school and upgrade other schools. Opponents say the proposal is “wasteful” and “careless.” At issue is a three-question referendum that the South Washington School Board recently voted to place on the Nov.
Lights, camera, action. Finally. After some false starts, Cottage Grove will host its first-ever film festival Sept. 12 at Park High School. The Films in 5 Festival will feature six short films in genres ranging from music videos, animation and drama. The unifying factor is that they’re all five minutes or less in length. The Films in 5 Festival was created by the Cottage Grove Arts Commission late last year and was set to debut in January.
Two tests are too much of a test for School District 833, at least in the spring. Previously, students in grades 2-7 took the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test...
Lights, camera, action. Finally. After some false starts, Cottage Grove will host its first-ever film festival Sept. 12 at Park High School. The Films in 5 Festival will feature six short films in genres ranging from music videos, animation and drama. The unifying factor is that they’re all five minutes or less in length.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has another weapon in its anti-crime arsenal — its own mobile app. The free app is the first in the area that connects users to...
Bubble, bubble, broil and struggle. Shade was precious and water was vital during the 10th annual Ragnar Relay Great River, an overnight, 200-mile race that began Friday in Winona and passed through Cottage Grove last Saturday on its way to the finish line in Minneapolis. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Friday, when the temperature hit 93.