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French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Activities

French Club is doing a fundraiser that is sending shoes to a little town in Haiti called Bois Tombé. The shoes are being donated due to children and even adults not having shoes that cover their toes because most walk around barefoot all the time. On Jan. 29, the French club voiced an opinion about donating shoes to a little town. French teacher Madame Jackie Parr,  is friends with a ...

Sam Balfanz receives Eagle Scout Award

Sam Balfanz receives Eagle Scout Award

Joe Rice, Layout Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under People

Sam Balfanz has been a boy scout since he was quite young, but he was recently granted with his biggest achievement in the scouts yet: an Eagle Scout Award. Balfanz has dedicated a lot of time and effort to the scouts and his family and his girlfriend seems very pleased with the direction in which Sam'...

NHS prepares to launch spring community events

NHS prepares to launch spring community events

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter
February 24, 2015
Filed under Activities

NHS is a student leadership organization that plans donation and charity events around the school and the surrounding community. Between all the events they put on over the past few months, NHS has been very busy this fall and winter. The past few weeks they have entered a hiatus and have begun the plan...

Key Club growing to make an impact

Key Club growing to make an impact

Alan Hehr, Team Lead Editor
October 13, 2014
Filed under Activities

There is a club at Stillwater Area High School that is created to help out in the community and the school called Key Club. Key Club is a world renowned club that is run by students at the high school level that want to help not only the community, but themselves in the process.  Last year, Key...

Community rallies to revive Lake Elmo library

Community rallies to revive Lake Elmo library

Sam Japuciak
November 26, 2013
Filed under Local News, News

The centerpiece of typical small town America is a sense of community built around local businesses and community events. A big aspect of this is the local library. Not many cities fit this description like Stillwater’s neighbor, Lake Elmo. According to the Star Tribune, in 2011, after a low numb...

Levy promises bright future for district

Levy promises bright future for district

Olivia Braun
November 24, 2013
Filed under Local News, News

To the delight of many, the school district pulled off a “yes” from voters for the levy on Nov. 5. 63 percent of voters benefitted the students, teachers and families of the district by choosing to extend the levy. The levy passed Nov. 5 will generate $16.2 million for the school district in to...

National Honor Society continues to provide community leadership

National Honor Society continues to provide community leadership

September 22, 2013
Filed under Activities, News

The blood drive took place Sept. 20 and Coffeehouse, a popular wintertime event, will take place this Dec. Spring will carry with it the popular food drive as well. New this year is a Toys for Tots effort in which toys are collected for less fortunate children.  The blood drive this fall was a success ...

New St. Croix Crossing Bridge brings community adjustments

New St. Croix Crossing Bridge brings community adjustments

September 19, 2013
Filed under Local News, News

The Stillwater/Oak Park Heights residents have been waiting over 15  years for the St. Croix crossing bridge between Minnesota and Wisconsin. This project has been well underway since the first demolition of some local housing. The new bridge foundation work continues leaving dramatic direction cha...

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