Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
School District 833 will host four public meetings this month to discuss what should be included in a referendum this fall. Because of steady growth, the district needs more buildings, technology upgrades and replacement of heating, cooling and air quality systems in all but the two newest elementary schools. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m., April 10, at Lake Junior High School; 7 p.m., April 17, at Woodbury Junior High School; 7:30 p.m., April 18, at Cottage Grove Junior High School; and at 7 p.m., April 24, at Oltman Junior High School in St.
Former Park High School principal Martin Lynch died of liver cancer June 26 at his St. Paul Park home. "He was one of the best principals Park High School ever had," said Granville "Granny" Smith, retired Park teacher and longtime baseball coach. Lynch, and his wife, Doralene "Dolly," came to Park in 1954 from the Howard Lake Waverly school district. He was an English teacher in the old Park High School in St.