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Friends celebrate teen's life

Tricia Scott kneels next to a memorial to friend Cody Halterman. (Bulletin photo by Patricia Drey Busse)

Friends of Cody Halterman, an 18-year-old Cottage Grove man who committed suicide March 10, held a vigil in his honor in the place where they remembered sharing good times together -- Park High School -- on Monday evening. Friends Tricia Scott, Melissa Luebke and Corrine Manning organized the event, which followed a memorial service for Halterman. Luebke, who graduated with Halterman in 2009, described him as a "class clown," and said friends were shocked by his death. Attendees were instructed to bring their own candle and something to remember Halterman by.

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.

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