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Eric Westfall, Eagle Scout extraordinaire.

Only 4 to 7 percent of kids who enroll in Boy Scouts go on to become Eagle Scouts.

Chip and Amy Scoggins at home with their children: Megan , Joe and Spencer and dog Rosie.

It seems a sportswriter’s best stories often have little to do with sports. The Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup championship get fans excited and lead to the bar banter we’ve all come to know (and sometimes love), but often being a sportswriter is about a different kind of story.

Let me hear you CHEER! For a sport that was once, well, relegated to the sidelines, cheerleading has seen a major growth spurt over the last 10 years in Woodbury.

A harrowing flight in a blizzard on January 17, 1960 almost wiped out the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers franchise.

The popular tune, "A Whole New World," from the movie Aladdin, generally features a male and a female singer. That is until Nick Pitera, formerly of Woodbury, stepped in.

Imagine flying an airplane in a rough Midwest snow storm with no heat, no defroster, no lights, no radio, no fuel gauge and no navigation system.
   

Woodbury Chamber members and guests attended the annual State of the City address presented by mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens at Eagle Valley Golf Course. All photos by Jeanne Berget.

Penny Shefland always knew she wanted to be a bus driver, despite her husband’s disbelief. When they first met, she mentioned, “One of these days, I am going to be driving a school bus.” He simply laughed.
   

“I like to go out during snowstorms and this was probably soon after one,” Steve Shor says. “I was driving around and yes, I had in the back of my mind that I might get some capture that could be used for the Focus on Woodbury photo contest.”

After going their separate ways, a handful of players from the Woodbury area are expanding their hockey careers.

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