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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Cable TV subscribers in south Washington County could have an alternative to Comcast as early as February. CenturyLink has reached a tentative franchise agreement with the South Washington County Telecommunications...
At least 25 needy kids in south Washington County can expect a happier birthday thanks to students at Oltman Middle School. The Gifting a Birthday competition challenged teams of six-, seventh- and eighth-graders to assemble “birthday kits” for the Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park.
A new generation has inherited starring roles in the annual Christmas musical at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove. Two sets of parents who are veteran performers in “Two from Galilee” are passing on the roles of Mary and Joseph to their daughter and son for the 20th anniversary production.
For dentist Kate McGinn, the office can be a littler further than the drive from her home in Afton to her practice at Metro Dentalcare in Cottage Grove. Four weeks a year, she travels to remote spots on the map, performing dental work for the neey in Mexico, Vietnam and Haiti.
Those who attended the Project Expo at Pine Hill Elementary School couldn’t help but leave feeling a little smarter. More than 50 students in grades 2-5 participated in the Nov. 19 culture and science fair, which was held in the school gym. In one room, in one evening, it was possible to learn about Tanzania, calico cats, baseball, polar bears, BMX bikes and New York City.
A volunteer-run hunger relief program is expanding its reach in south Washington County schools. The Weekend Pack Program debuted last year. It was conceived as a way to provide off-site meals for needy students in Pullman Elementary, Oltman Middle and Park High schools. The three were chosen by virtue of the high percentage of students enrolled in the free or reduced-price lunch program.
Pride, pain and patriotism misted eyes and swelled hearts at Wednesday’s Veterans Day remembrance at Park High School auditorium. The "Flags of our Fathers" observance drew hundreds, including veterans and...
He joined the Minnesota National Guard to serve his country. But while his unit was deployed to Egypt earlier this year, Sgt. Aaron Burdash also helped soldiers from other countries. Two Egyptian soldiers in particular might have died if it were not for the immediate critical care that was provided by Burdash, a medic with the 204th Area Support Medical Company of Cottage Grove.
For an hour after school, Room 112 at Pullman Elementary School becomes a robotics laboratory. Teams of fourth- and fifth-graders, the Golden Pandas and the Lego Pandas, hunker down in...
Praise the lord and pass the power saw. Nearly two dozen leaders from metro area churches pitched in Oct. 27 at a multi-home construction site in the Mississippi Dunes development...