Tanya Iverson, maiden name Nord, will be inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Hall of Fame class of 2016. Iverson is currently a substitute teacher in the Inver Grove Heights school district.
Jack Geller, a Mendota Heights resident and senior at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, is one of five Twin Cities teens selected to be part of the 2016 Bank of America Student Leaders program this summer.
Morningside College student Nick Misukanis, the son of Dr. Thomas Misukanis of Mendota Heights, recently presented a paper at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
The Inver Grove Heights Girl Scout Service Unit hosted a bridging ceremony on Thursday, May 26, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights, recognizing the girls transitioning from one level of Scouts to another.
Martha speaks at different churches about her book “Dear David,” and David is there to answer questions people may have about his journey. (submitted photos)
Mother and son tell their story of overcoming addiction
It was never something Martha Wegner thought would happen to her family.
Her teenage son, David, became addicted to drugs, and she was forced to give him a “tough love” ultimatum: get treatment or get out.
“Most people say they could never do that, but we didn’t have any choice. There was nothing left for us to do,” Martha says. “He wasn’t getting the help he needed, and it was really causing havoc in our family.”
This moment was just one stop in David’s three-year battle with addiction. Now, Martha and David travel to area churches talking about their family’s struggle and how they overcame it.