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Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey honors Park High School senior Eric Konitzer, who recently earned his Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts organization. City Council members, including Justin Olsen and Jen Peterson, also extended their congratulations. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Park High School Eagle Scout’s final project benefits church

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For many summers, Park High School senior Eric Konitzer attended outdoor church services with his family at Woodbury Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church.

The congregation would often sit on the grass and listen to the pastor’s message. But last summer, while embarking on his Eagle Scout project, the final act of community service needed to attain the Boy Scout’s highest rank, Konitzer came up with the idea to build benches for the church members.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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