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Judy Spooner explains her love of local history as she receives the 2012 Cottage Grove Preservationist of the Year award during a City Council meeting early this year. (Bulletin file photo)

After long career telling stories, Bulletin reporter Judy Spooner retires


Judy Spooner had just finished a Bulletin assignment taking photographs of children at a Christmas program. She walked outside, paused and teared up.

“I’m in the parking lot,” she recalled recently, “and I said, ‘This is what I’m supposed to do.’ Just tell stories — that’s all I really wanted to do.”

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Scott Wente
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. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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