Sunday, April 21, 2013
Looking back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
Updated: Woodbury Man Dies Following Car Crash Colin K. Geraghty died following the Saturday crash on Interstate 494. Pizza Price Makes It Rain, Watch Punched Off, Boy Slapped: Woodbury Police Blotter Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from April 2-8. Woodbury’s New Life Breaks Ground on New Facility Students braved the chill with shovels Monday morning, marking the beginning of construction on a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot building. Woodbury Roadwork Update: Construction Coming Soon Meanwhile, East Ridge High School sent out a notice about the work’s impact on traffic. Gangnam Style MCA Testing Celebration at Woodbury Middle School (Video) MCA testing is underway at area schools... Woodbury Middle School opted …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Colin K. Geraghty died following the Saturday crash on Interstate 494.
A Woodbury man has died following a Saturday crash along Interstate 494 in Dakota County. Colin K. Geraghty died at Regions Hospital, according to the Pioneer Press. The one-car crash happened on icy blacktop just before 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Geraghty, 28, was the only occupant. He lost control of the 2000 Ford Explorer he was driving, and the vehicle went off the road and rolled, according to the State Patrol. The crash happened near Interstate 35E. Geraghty was not wearing his seatbelt at the time, according to the State Patrol report. No alcohol was detected. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, in Woodbury, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
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Glen Moon, longtime youth coach in Woodbury, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, surrounded by friends and family. Friends are going to recognize Moon during halftime of Friday night’s basketball game between East Ridge and Woodbury. The event calls for athletes he coached over the years to come down to the court at Woodbury High School and honor him. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. Friend John Griffin said Moon had an endearing personality and loved sports, his kids and his family. Moon and his pals could often been seen in the back row of stadiums or bleachers at various sporting events in Woodbury, said Griffin, who coached one of Moon’s sons. “Just a great guy,” Griffin said. “A great outlook on life. Always a smile.” Moon last spring told …
Friday, January 11, 2013
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Dick Wolff, the founder of the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. He was 78. “He was just a servant,” said Tim Hayden, a member of the food shelf board who knew Wolff for about seven years. Hayden recalled a Bible passage about Jesus feeding people when they were hungry and giving them something to drink when they were thirsty. “That reminds me so much of Dick,” he said. Memorial service Sunday, Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road. Visitation begins at 3:30 p.m. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. The Christian Cupboard Emergency Fool Shelf will celebrate its 30th year in 2013. Wolff had been experiencing health issues lately and was at the hospital when he told nurses he …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Woodbury High School made the announcement about the Spanish teacher, who had been fighting cancer, Wednesday morning. Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Woodbury High School teacher Andrew (Andy) Sommer, who had been battling cancer, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, 2012. “We are mourning the loss of our colleague and friend. He remains an outstanding member of the Woodbury High School faculty, touching the lives of countless students, staff and parents,” Principal Linda Plante said in a statement. “As a College in the Schools Spanish instructor, Andy brought rigor to the classroom, and laughter and joy to his students. He was an outstanding educator and will be sorely missed.” Sommer was hired as a Spanish teacher at Woodbury High School in August 1988, and remained there during his entire career with District 833, according to a notice from the school. He also frequently served as …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Vikrant Kole, 26, was swimming Sunday when he disappeared under the water, according to a Sacramento Bee story.
A Woodbury man died Tuesday after he disappeared under the water while swimming in Lake Michigan on Sunday, according to a Sacramento Bee story. The report says Vikrant Kole, 26, was pulled from the Great Lake by a dive team about 35 minutes after he disappeared beneath he water. Kole was transported via helicopter to Spectrum Health Hospital in Grand Rapids after the Sunday incident near Silver Lake Park, according to the newspaper’s story. The Sacramento Bee story cites information from WGHN-AM and Mlive.com. An MSNBC.com story says he was 27. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The 26-year-old woman from Woodbury died Monday following the March 29 car fire at Tamarack Hills, according to a report.
The woman who was rushed to Regions Hospital following a March 29 car fire died Monday, according to a report. Police identified the woman as 26-year-old Kelly Marie Shropshire, a model, singer and actress who came to the Twin Cities after her family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina, according to a Woodbury Bulletin story. Woodbury Fire Department officials said a cigarette sparked the car fire at Tamarack Hills. She was driving her father's 2002 Jeep Liberty. Firefighters got the call at 6:54 p.m. and crews were on scene a few minutes later. The fire was extinguished by 7:12 p.m. Shropshire was transported to Regions Hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation. Be sure to follow Woodbury Patch on Twitter, like us on Facebook and …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sgt. Ian Williams McConnell died as an active-duty Marine July 6 in California.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday ordered flags to be flown at half-staff today in honor of a Woodbury Marine who died July 6 in California. Sgt. Ian Williams McConnell, 24, a Hill-Murray graduate, was to be laid to rest Monday, July 18, according to multiple reports. He was to be eulogized at Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Stillwater and buried at Fort Snelling. A pastor at Ascension told the Associated Press that McConnell committed suicide. In a proclamation, Gov. Mark Dayton said McConnell was “a dedicated member of the United States Marine Corps.” He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and was recently accepted into the Marine Corps’ Special Operations Command, according to the proclamation…