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Judy Spooner tells a story as she is named Cottage Grove Historic Preservationist by the City Council. Also pictured are (from left) Mayor Myron Bailey and council members Jen Peterson and Dave Thiede. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Judy Spooner viewpoint: Preserving history a story at a time

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More than 10 years ago, after an interesting meeting of the South Washington Heritage Society, a woman sitting in front of me turned to her friend and said, "Someone should write this stuff down."


"But I've been writing it down," I said to myself.

South Washington County is rich in history. I love history, so it was a good match that I should write about it.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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