Woodbury Bulletin Staff
District 833 Four selected for All-State Speech Team Four District 833 seniors are among 66 from around the state named to the 2017 All-state Speech team by the Minnesota Speech Coaches Association. They are Kevin Bi, Quintin Walker and Alicia Zhang from East Ridge High School and William Vouk from Woodbury High School.
A team of students from East Ridge High School has won the University of Minnesota's Excellent Use of German Language Award. Team members are Brandon Romano, Cole Chaffin, Dylan Lambert and Drew Engh. Students from around the state entered the competition by submitting videos showcasing their German language skills, which are judged by teachers. The East Ridge team also won the People's Choice Award for the same video, which was selected by students from across the state. Submitted photo
Washington County 4-H has been named a recipient of America's Farmers Grow Communities program. The $2,500 grant given to the 4-H program was provided by the Monsanto Fund through AFGC and at the direction of south Washington County farmer Charles Tank. The money will be used to offer more educational opportunities through 4-H. Submitted photo
League of Women Voters to hear economist Lotterman Economist and writer Ed Lotterman will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, May 9, meeting of the Woodbury-Cottage Grove League of Women Voters annual dinner and business meeting. Lotterman will discuss "Foreign Trade: Deal or No Deal?" The event is scheduled at 6 p.m. at the River Oaks Golf Clubhouse, 11099 Highway 61, Cottage Grove, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7:15 p.m. The meeting will be held after the presentation.
The Metropolitan Council still holds the title of the biggest, most powerful unelected regional government in the country bar none. But that would change under proposed legislation calling for local elected officials to replace political appointees of the governor as Met Council representatives.
Woodbury Winners of the Woodbury Boy Scout Pack No. 60 Pinewood Derby — well, and those who didn't win — are headed to district competition. Any Boy Scout can race in the district Pinewood Derby set for Saturday. In the local competition late this month, each Scout's car raced six separate heats, once in each lane of the track. Then, awards were handed out based on the average time for the six heats. The grand champions (first- through fifth-place overall out of 104 cars total):
The Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater invites everyone to a Victorian tea from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The program, "Star-Crossed Lovers: Historic Tales of 'I Do and I Don't,'" will be presented by the Minnesota Historical Society. Tickets are $40 per person for the five-course meal catered by the Lake Elmo Inn and program. Reservations are requested. For details, call 651-275-7075 or visit www.co.washington.mn.us/hc . The Historic Courthouse is located at 101 West Pine St. in Stillwater.
Viewpoint We all have pet peeves, things we observe or have happen to us which are very irritating. It may be the person redeeming lottery tickets at the gas station when you are last in line to pay for your gas. It may be the person on their cell phone during your child's holiday program at school or dance recital.
Woodbury man earns recognition Woodbury resident Nick Halvorson of the Minnesota Business Center of Principal Financial Group in Woodbury has earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table and has qualified for the company's Management Achievement Round table. Halvorson has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table 14 times. Membership in the Million Dollar Round Table is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.
A nursing scholarship is available through the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Woodbury. Students must apply by April 1 and be in their final year of nursing school. Applicants must be residents of the state of Minnesota. Nonresidents of Minnesota must be a member of the Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars or Ladies Auxiliary and attending a nursing school in Minnesota.