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July 15, 2016
During a bubble break at Park Grove Library last Thursday, Nathan Kenney, 9, of Cottage Grove used a wand to send some orbs into orbit. When it came to making his own bubbles, the answer was blowin’ in the wind for 9-year-old Silas Mapes of Woodbury (foreground). (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
Boys and their bubbles
July 15, 2016 - 2:25pm
July 14, 2016
Car show in St. Paul Park may switch days to avoid scheduling conflict
July 14, 2016 - 8:00am
July 10, 2016
Former firefighters Len Louden (left) and Donnie Schlomka stir up 60 and 70 gallon cauldrons of stew at Sunday’s Booya at Newport Fire Hall.
(Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
Booya bash cooks up funds for Newport Fire Department
July 10, 2016 - 1:38pm
June 14, 2016
Mike Mahaffey, principal at South Washington Alternative High School, congratulates graduate Jonathon Kraus during last Friday’s commencement at South Washington Alternative High School, as lead teacher Martin Busch looks on. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
'Hard days' made worthwhile: South Washington Alternative High School honors 29 graduates
June 14, 2016 - 4:27pm
May 26, 2016
Oscar "Tim" Mathison displayed a Minnesota state flag when he served in the Vietnam War and then gave it to another soldier before returning home from war. Decades later, the flag was returned to Mathison, who flies it outside his Old Cottage Grove home on special holidays. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Banner of bravery: Cottage Grove veteran cherishes state flag he flew in Vietnam
May 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 22, 2015
Fog burns off the water at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park Thursday morning as leaves were at or past peak color. The Department of Natural Resources reported that all but parts of southeastern Minnesota are past peak fall color. Go to www.swcbulletin.com for more area fall color photos. (Staff photo by Scott Wente)
Fullness of fall: Check out five great places where you can see vibrant fall colors
October 22, 2015 - 1:38pm
July 27, 2015
Park High School sweethearts Matthew Pitoscia and Katie Borner got engaged Saturday with the help of local law enforcement. (Submitted photo)play button
A ticket to bride: Cottage Grove police aid in marriage proposal
July 27, 2015 - 3:43pm
June 22, 2015
Newly crowned Miss Queen Montana Hogan, 17, (left) helps Junior Miss Princess MyKinzie McClanahan, 12, adjust her crown Monday following the Strawberry Fest Ambassadors crowning ceremony at Park High School. It is the culminating event in the three-day citywide get-together. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Polished pageantry at Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Ambassadors crowning
June 22, 2015 - 9:58pm
Hundreds of people from around south Washington County flocked to Kingston Park for the three-day Strawberry Fest. The carnival was a popular attraction. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Fun for all during Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest
June 22, 2015 - 9:34am
June 19, 2015
The annual get-together in Cottage Grove takes place Thursday through Sunday at Kingston Park. It includes a carnival, kid-friendly activities, a grand parade and much more. (Bulletin file photo)
Cottage Grove celebrates a 'super' Strawberry Fest
June 19, 2015 - 11:09am
December 4, 2014
Sisters Maddy Lee, 3, (far left) and Lily Lee, 5, both of Cottage Grove, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus Wednesday during the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Cottage Grove lights up the holiday season
December 4, 2014 - 1:54pm
November 6, 2014
Ruby Reed of Cottage Grove gets in the Halloween spirit at the Oct. 30 Music Jam at the District Program Center. Reed, 76, volunteers at the center. The Music Jam is held 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
Tunes and costumes at District Program Center
November 6, 2014 - 11:18am
August 15, 2014
Throughout Heritage Days patrons can take in the business expo, street carnival, and the much larger flea market and arts and crafts exhibits. A classic and modern car show is also on deck. (Bulletin file photo)
St. Paul Park Heritage Days roaring back after a year of hardships
August 15, 2014 - 1:43pm
August 7, 2014
Newport’s annual Pioneer Day celebration draws hundreds of event-goers to Pioneer Park. This year, the get-together is recognizing the city’s 125-year history. It takes place Sunday, Aug. 10. (Bulletin file photo)
Newport Pioneer Day marks city’s 125th year
August 7, 2014 - 9:00am
August 5, 2014
People from around the east metro flocked to the Washington County Fair in Lake Elmo, July 30-Aug. 3 at the fairgrounds in Lake Elmo. Food vendors, animal contests and a midway entertained event-goers all weekend. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Washington County fair a celebration of tradition
August 5, 2014 - 4:08pm