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Letter to the editor: Former Bulletin reporter Judy Spooner’s historical writing is missed
There is a lack of historical stories in the Bulletin now that Judy Spooner is no longer with us. For years, Judy and I collaborated on writing stories of historical interest in south Washington County. One story she was putting together was about the family who invented the Mars...
November 21, 2016 - 8:00am
November 18, 2016
Viewpoint: Judy Spooner was generous, dogged and always curious
Judy Spooner was always eager to find the next story, always looking for another mountain to climb, another lighter-than-air airplane to fly in, another outstanding dish to make, and another cute kid to photograph.
November 18, 2016 - 6:00am
November 9, 2016
The community’s storyteller: Former Bulletin reporter Judy Spooner remembered
Spend enough time around south Washington County, and you would eventually run into Judy Spooner.
November 9, 2016 - 2:14pm
November 3, 2016
Longtime Bulletin reporter Judy Spooner dies
Former South Washington County Bulletin reporter Judy Spooner, who spent over 40 years sharing the community's stories through the newspaper,...
November 3, 2016 - 9:50am
October 8, 2010
Judy Spooner: School-building boom years started in the '50s
In keeping with the local history theme in recent columns, I'm writing about the "boom years" in the '50s and '60s in the South Washington County Schools district. I'm including Newport Elementary, built in 1928, because it underwent several additions and much remodeling during the...
October 8, 2010 - 8:59am
October 1, 2010
Judy Spooner: Where 'Park' got its name
Some readers have told me that my columns about local history are interesting, so I'll continue to write them. I heard from Granville Smith, known as "Granny," about the naming of Park High School. Granny taught at St. Paul Park High School on Third Street in St. Paul Park before...
October 1, 2010 - 8:20am
September 17, 2010
Judy Spooner: Throwing all caution to the wind, I'll indulge
I had to drive to Roseville this week. I could have stopped off at HarMar Mall, but I passed it up to get to the Minnesota Lottery Office because I won more than $1,000 on a scratch-off game. I'm not much of a gambler. I can have fun at a casino, but I only spend $20 and I'm done....
September 17, 2010 - 7:00am
September 10, 2010
Judy Spooner: Some of the history of Highway 61
Highway 61 was once State Route 3 and was one of the first concrete roads in Minnesota. There is still a segment of it, which was built around 1930, that runs in front of Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park located south of the Innovation Road exit. Highway 61 was made a divided highway...
September 10, 2010 - 8:25am
September 3, 2010
Judy Spooner: Still time for a day at the fair
I was standing in a street with gutters filled with cigarette butts. The street was freckled with squished chocolate chip cookie from Sweet Martha's.
September 3, 2010 - 7:00am
August 27, 2010
Judy Spooner: A roadmap to how streets are named
Recently, someone asked me why there are several streets in Cottage Grove that don't seem to fit in with the current alphabetical system. Originally, Orrin Thompson, developer, named the streets as homes were built starting in the late '50s.
August 27, 2010 - 7:57am
August 20, 2010
Judy Spooner: What was your favorite candy?
Last week, husband Gary and I were discussing the candy we liked when we were kids. Getting money to buy candy was a big deal and we enjoyed the memories of saving up to buy our favorite treat. We agreed that Butterfinger candy bars were at the top of the list, but we also liked...
August 20, 2010 - 8:04am
August 13, 2010
Judy Spooner: Liver not the only fishy food
I sat alone at the kitchen table for what seemed like hours staring at the liver on my plate. During all the previous liver meals, my mother allowed me to eat only the onions and bacon that came with it. I got a free pass on the liver until this one night, when I was 7 years old....
August 13, 2010 - 7:50am
August 6, 2010
Judy Spooner: 'The new people' came in the '60s
I've written about the early history of the Cottage Grove area, but this week, I'm jumping ahead to the time when "the new people," as longtime residents called us, moved in. In 1900, there were about 800 residents in Cottage Grove Township.
August 6, 2010 - 8:19am
July 30, 2010
Judy Spooner: I have enough stuff to stock an emergency room
When I was done cleaning the two drawers in the downstairs bathroom, I had a large plastic bag of stuff to throw away. When I put all the other stuff back into the drawers, there was no extra room. "How can that be?" I said to myself. Drawer cleaning is not something people put...
July 30, 2010 - 7:00am
July 23, 2010
Judy Spooner: After two weeks, 'back on the beat'
A hospital is not a bad place to be during a tornado warning. The second-floor staff at Regina Medical Center in Hastings has just moved me from my hospital bed to a chair in the interior hallway. Being inside a big stone building during a tornado? It works for me. You might be...
July 23, 2010 - 7:58am