Park High School kicked off its homecoming weekend with a parade Friday, Sept. 29. The route was different this year due to road closures; it started at Jamaica Avenue and proceeded down 80th Street to Park High School. The parade drew several hundred spectators.
Washington County commissioners denied themselves a pay raise for 2017. At their Dec. 20 meeting, commissioners voted to keep annual 2016 salaries of $52,713 unchanged for next year. That figure has remained the same since 2009, Commissioner Karla Bigham said. “I made a commitment to the residents of District 4 that I wouldn’t support a pay raise, so I’m keeping that commitment,” Bigham explained later.
For someone who has made a career out of arranging flowers, helping build a Rose Bowl Parade float out of mums, carnations and other blooms must be akin to a kid being given the keys to Santa’s workshop. Small wonder that Tara Carlson, Lindsey Busch and Holly Macke are so excited. The Woodbury trio flew to California to help to build a floral parade float for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. The float, titled “Never Give Up,” features a tortoise racing a hare. It’s one of 40 that will appear in the annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 2.
A herd of goats opened a two week residency at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park Monday. Their destination: a hilly three-acre parcel on the north end of the park, where...
During his first day teaching classes this fall at Park High School, band director Tom Storm got a surprise visit from principal Ginger Garski. She had news: Storm had been...
Their quick actions helped a student who was choking.
Tennis Sanitation, which celebrated its 50th anniversary June 1, will be honored as Business of the Year at Heritage Days in St. Paul Park. The second-generation business does residential and commercial trash removal as well as recycling and roll-off Dumpster rentals in Newport, Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Grey Cloud Island and their hometown of St. Paul Park.
Three local students earned honors at a national vocational competition last month in Louisville, Ky. The annual SkillsUSA Championships, held June 22-23, featured more than 6,000 students from around the...
The Washington County Board of Commissioners reached a tentative three-year contract with a union that represents sergeants in the county sheriff’s office.
Parking tickets just got a little more expensive. The Washington County Board of Commissioners on June 28 approved a $2 fee to add to parking violations that are processed through the district court. The increase became effective July 1. The board also approved a request to increase the fee for the county law library from $10 to $12 per case.