Longtime Park High School staffer Rita Ruiz dies
Park High School paraprofessional staffer Rita Ruiz has died, Principal Kerry Timmerman announced Monday morning.
Ruiz "passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon," Timmerman wrote in an email to the Park community.
Ruiz was a familiar face in the Cottage Grove school, where she served as hall monitor and greeter for 13 years. She's been with District 833 since 1997.