The owner of Newport Liquor, 1638 Hastings Ave., reported two men approached him Jan. 30 and offered to purchase the store for $2 million cash. According to the police report, the men said they intended to pay by turning a piece of paper into a $100 bill using aluminum foil and “chemicals.”
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.
The New-Park Lions Club, latest addition to the Lions community in south Washington County, has already made a name for itself. Its 15 members, often seen at area fundraisers, are always willing to lend a helping hand. The club, known as the small club that gets a lot done, received the 2016 Public Service Award at the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce awards dinner Sept. 29. Chartered in 2008, the New-Park Lions Club started as an all-woman group, but quickly expanded to accept men.
The Strawberry Fest Marketplace, Bingo and Acme Magic Shows are the top new attractions at this year’s annual event.
MacKenzie Habben and Zach Hilgert will graduate from Hope Christian Academy ready to jump into long-planned careers.
Park High School Principal Kerry Timmerman on Sunday recalled David Frigaard as an art teacher who went above and beyond to help his students.
The go-to man in Cottage Grove’s earlier years was Gary Spooner, longtime resident and owner of the Bulletin License Center, who is retiring after 47 years in the business. Spooner has sold the license center to Jeff Orth, owner of license centers in Rochester, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Circle Pines and in the St. Paul Sears store. To celebrate the handover and say thank you to customers, Spooner and his staff are holding an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 30, in Suite 600, next door to the License Center, at 8599 West Point Douglas Road.