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Visit a Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce event and you’ll probably find Jean Brown working there. Brown, advertising sales manager at the South Washington County Bulletin newspaper, was named...
Parishioners at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Basswood Grove in Denmark Township will celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary Sunday, June 8.
Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752 has donated $500 to the Disabled Veterans Rest Camp at Big Marine Lake.
Sending care packages to troops serving overseas has become a monthly routine for three organizations in south Washington County—a routine that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In 2003, Linda...
Residents of St. Paul Park will gather at the city’s newest park for a ribbon cutting and dedication at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22. Sittlow Park, named in honor of...
The members of Hope Christian Academy's Class of 2013 will head in different directions after graduation but they have one thing in common: they will miss the one-on-one family feeling generated by students and staff at the independent, non-denominational Christian school in St. Paul Park. "It's not often you come to school every day and know everyone will be friendly," said graduating senior Josh Jones of Cottage Grove.
Cottage Grove resident and sixth-grade teacher Ann Mattson taught at her first barefoot school this summer during a trip to Zambia. "The kids in the barefoot schools aren't accepted into Zambia's public school system because they can't afford to buy the school uniform, so they attend the barefoot school established by Dominican sisters," Mattson said in a recent interview. "They share desks, have hardly enough paper or pencils.
The new Cottage Grove post office, located in the city's industrial park on the west side of Highway 61, opened Monday. The retail window will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The mail will continue to be available for post office box customers at 10 a.m. The postal service moved the post office to 7523 95th St., after completing a consolidation of its two buildings in town. The old post office on East Point Douglas Road was sold to a specialty tool distributor.
It's all about the feeling of family at Hope Christian Academy in St. Paul Park. Each member of this year's graduating class said they will miss the close-knit community that characterizes HCA. One has been part of it from kindergarten, two came after homeschooling, two had a friend or cousin already at the school and one started at HCA, rebelled, went away, and came back to complete high school. Philip Gibbens was homeschooled until sixth grade, then started at Hope Christian Academy. "The size of the school allows me to get to know if someone is having a good or bad day.
In preparing for the holidays this weekend, families in south Washington County can attend benefits, dramatic presentations and children's pageants in between baking, shopping and decorating. At Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove, Brad Perrin portrays the angel Gabriel and Lynn Magee is Mary in "Two From Galilee," a Christmas musical scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18 at the church. The show is free but reservations are required.