Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.
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Shannon Park Elementary School invites the public to join its families in celebrating two extraordinary educators as they approach their retirements: • Michael Guthrie has been a member of the Shannon Park family for 25 years, the last 17 as principal. • Ann Kvittem has been with Shannon Park since 1990, serving as a physical education teacher and assistant administrator. An open house is scheduled for 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in the gymnasium at Shannon Park Elementary School, 13501 Shannon Parkway. Cupcakes and light refreshments will be served; no gifts please.
Kim Feller has joined the management staff as vice president of programs and services with ProAct, Inc., a major disability service provider serving the Twin Cities. "I am pleased to have Kim Feller's experience in advancing quality programs that suit our organization's mission," said ProAct President and CEO Steven Ditschler. "She has proven leadership in creating bold, new efforts." Feller leads programs and services, with an emphasis on skills training, employment, community inclusion, and effective business engagement.
Students from 13 schools descended upon Farmington High School April 13 for their first-annual Middle School Band Festival. Bands traveled from nearby districts including Lakeville and Northfield, as well as more distant communities including Kasson-Mantorville and Austin. This opportunity afforded middle school ensembles an opportunity to perform for their peers in the high school's Recital Hall, as well as spend time working with musical adjudicators.
Members of the Farmington High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band took part in their annual Solo and Small Ensemble Music Contest April 11.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, getting up and walking away a few minutes later. It was not immediately clear what happened to him. When he got up, he waved and walked to a back room. The governor was more than 40 minutes into his annual speech in front of a joint meeting of the House and Senate when he simply fell to the floor. in front a packed state House chamber.