William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009.
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Now, this is drama. During a routine Tuesday morning training session, Park English teacher and theater advisor Emily Ball opened an envelope she’d found in her mailbox..
Two Cottage Grove musicians have struck a chord selling what might be called canned music. Blues guitarist Joe Filipovich and trumpet player Mike Jenson are neighbors whose curiosity led to the founding of Hayburner Guitars, a company that manufactures electric six strings made from vintage motor oil cans. They’ve sold six Hayburners so far, Filipovich said. They’ve also built a bass guitar using the same design. Prices start at $499.
A new principal will take the reins at Oltman Middle School for the 2016-17 school year. Joni Hagebock will succeed Becky Schroeder, who is resigning to pursue other interests. Hagebock is principal at Somerset Heights Elementary in West St. Paul School District 197, a position she has held since 2014. Before that, she served seven years as principal for Friendly Hills Middle School in the same district.
A Cottage Grove cyclist was hospitalized following a crash involving a semi-truck in Newport.
A three-part, $8.1 million road and park improvement project is set to begin later this spring in Cottage Grove. The Washington County Board of Commissioners on March 28 approved a cooperative agreement with the city of Cottage Grove for a new six-leg roundabout that would encompass the interchange of Keats Avenue, East Point Douglas Road and access ramps to and from Highway 61.
The body of a missing New Hope man was recovered from the Mississippi River near Grey Cloud Island Saturday evening.
A Cottage Grove townhouse less than a half-mile from an elementary school served as a brothel where women were forced to make a minimum $800 a day as prostitutes, prosecutors allege.
Those who drop in at Cottage Grove Floral or River Oaks Golf Course might recognize familiar places in certain paintings that adorn the walls.
The Washington County Board tables a resolution to dissolve the Counties Transit Improvement Board at its March 28 meeting.
Guitarist Joe Filipovich and Brazilian harmonica player Indiara Sfair will give a free concert April 5 from 8-11 p.m. at Opinion Brewing, 374 21st St. in Newport. Filipovich, a 2003 Park High School graduate, records and tours as a solo artist and with his blues band Crooked Dice. Sfair, a blues and jazz virtuoso, was born in the southern city of Curitiba in Brazil.