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District 833 results mixed on state tests; above state average, mostly small fluctuations seen
Serious crimes, overdoses up in Washington County
New Pine Hill principal preaches ‘collective responsibility’
Newport eyes adjacent land for possible future city hall
St. Paul Park police reports for Aug. 28
crime and courts
Park boys soccer: Wolfpack overcoming injuries
Offense leads to perfect start for Raptors boys soccer
Raptors out muscle Park in season opener
Park Grove bowling leagues now forming
Park Grove bowling leagues now forming
Newport CEO carries on husband’s ‘generous’ legacy at Heritage Days
Grape expectations: Teacher spends summer in Cottage Grove backyard vineyard
Room fit for a princess: St. Paul Park girl gets Special Spaces room renovation
A Broadway revival: Heritage Days turnout down, but organizers' scrambling pays off
St. Paul Park Heritage Days roaring back after a year of hardships
arts and entertainment
Maribelle Plath, 83
Cynthia McElmury, 57
Arthur Anthony Mollica, 70
Rose Mary Eisenmenger, 83
Mary H. Paulsen, 67
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PARK ESTATES NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
ST PAUL PARK SELF STORAGE NOTICE OF SALE
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME
CITY OF NEWPORT ORDINANCE 2014-12
Viewpoint: ‘The line is hot’ on the gun range
Letter to the editor: Thanks for Night to Unite support
Letter to the editor: McNamara voted against progress
A sobering message: ‘It just takes one’
Viewpoint: A ladder truck with a view
June 20, 2014
Grey Cloud Island lime kiln collapses
Overlooking the Grey Cloud Island Channel, the 168-year-old lime kiln, a prominent structure that defined the early industrial era in south Washington County, has collapsed. Shortly before noon Friday, the free-standing kiln was discovered in shambles. While it is unknown...
news / region
June 20, 2014 - 5:47pm
June 5, 2010
Book Report: Cherma captured in poetry
Back in 1920, Edgar Lee Masters, who grew up in a small Midwestern college town wrote a wonderful book of poems about the kind of people who settled his town of Galesburg, Ill. He called it "Spoon River Anthology," after the classical custom of writing messages on tombstones of...
columns / life
June 5, 2010 - 2:24am
Judy Spooner: If you have time, I've got stories to tell
A lot has happened to the South Washington County Bulletin since I wrote my first news story on a manual typewriter with two broken keys in June of 1968. No, I'm not retiring. On April 3, I will be 69 years old. I still enjoy what I do and working with a terrific staff. But some...
February 5, 2010 - 8:13am
December 17, 2009
Judy Spooner: Revered saint, winter solstice legends lead to Santa Claus
At the South Washington Heritage Society Christmas brunch on Sat, Dec. 12, I gave a history of the Santa Claus tradition in America and I want to share the story of the transition of Catholic Bishop St. Nicholas to today's Santa. He's known as the ambassador of joy, goodwill, kindness...
opinion / columns
December 17, 2009 - 8:48am
September 9, 2009
Viewpoint: Was John Dillinger here?
Seventy-five years ago the most notorious gangster in the country was shot dead outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. John Dillinger crisscrossed the Midwest robbing banks and creating a crime spree that has never been matched. He was the first person that the FBI called "Public...
September 9, 2009 - 5:08pm
May 7, 2009
Yelland wins award for Newport history preservation
The Newport Heritage Preservation Commission has named M.
May 7, 2009 - 3:19pm
March 30, 2009
Historical society makes records available online
The Washington County Historical Society, which turns 75 during 2009, has taken a major technological step in developing the WCHS Master Index, which makes much of the society's collections accessible to the public via the Internet. The WCHS Master Index, which includes nearly 100,000...
March 30, 2009 - 7:52am
March 6, 2009
'We didn't know we were poor'
The current economic landscape is new to most people, but many members of the South Washington Heritage Society, in St. Paul Park, have seen it before. They grew up during the Great Depression of the 1930s. At a special panel presentation in early February, members of the society...
March 6, 2009 - 7:00am
February 27, 2009
Viewpoint on history: From slavery to citizenship
February is Black History Month and throughout the country there are newspaper articles, celebrations and salutes to some of the country's greatest African-Americans. The Midwest had many of its own black pioneers and some of them came to Washington County to live and work more than...
February 27, 2009 - 7:00am
August 29, 2008
Writing isn't history for former editor
When Fred Johnson left his job as sports editor in 1983 at the South Washington County Bulletin after 13 years, he just kept on writing, but not about high school basketball. "Even ahead of sports, my first love is history," said Johnson, at the Cottage Grove home that he shares...
August 29, 2008 - 7:48am