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Diane Johnson of Cottage Grove used a childhood photo of her husband, Fred, for a winning online entry in a Hallmark greeting card contest. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente.

Picture perfect: Woman wins Hallmark contest

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Diane Johnson's creativity and interest in sweepstakes proved a winning combination.

A neat old photograph helped, too.

Johnson recently won a Hallmark contest with a light-hearted birthday card she created using a priceless childhood snapshot of her husband Fred in a vintage cowboy costume.


The Cottage Grove woman's card can be purchased online and, if her luck continues, it might appear on store displays.

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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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