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Laura Sobiech releases ‘Fly A Little Higher’

Emily Ness, Anchor October 13, 2014

Once in a blue moon, a remarkably rare individual impacts the world, leaving behind an everlasting legacy. For many, Zach Sobiech was that individual. When Laura Sobiech learned that 17 year old Zach...

Engstrum Hall Family Chiropractic decided that with all the construction on Highway 36, it was the perfect time to remodel. “It’ll be a brand new facility...We plan on having a state-of-the-art healing center,” said Dan Hall.

Hall Family Chiropractic reconstructs

Katie Wilmes May 22, 2014

It seems that nearly everyone has been impacted by the seemingly endless construction taking place on Highway 36, and mostly negatively. In spite of this, there is one local business that is using the...

Amnesty group brings homelessness to attention

Amnesty group brings homelessness to attention

Carly Glaser May 15, 2014

Amnesty International is a global organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people of all races, genders, sexualities, religions and nationalities. Amnesty focuses specifically on aiding...

More students will be able to use the district bus service with changes coming to district transportation in the 2014-2015 school year. According to Director of Operations Dennis Bloom, in a district statement, “The new rule takes effect in September 2014 and will provide busing services to about 630 more students than are currently served.”

District transportation opens its doors

Erin Dickie, Staff Reporter May 14, 2014

There are changes coming to district transportation for the 2014-2015 school year, ensuring that more students are able to use the district bus service. Prior to 2014, students could take the bus if...

Stillwater Area School District says goodbye to superintendent Corey Lunn as he accepts a position in Iowa.

Lunn accepted position in Iowa school district

Paul Hudachek May 6, 2014

Superintendent Corey Lunn will be waving goodbye to Stillwater District 834 this July. After beating out 90 other applicants in a nationwide search, Lunn has received an offer to become the Superintendent...

Oakland Junior High School makes renovations to their tennis courts for $404 thousand.”The tennis court reconstruction is funded by lease dollars, which is only allowed to use on reconstruction of facilities not the general fund. We can’t use that money on the new courts, which is why we looked for alternative funding from the city,” Director of Operations Dennis Bloom explained.

Oakland installing new tennis courts

Alex Eitzman May 5, 2014

This summer, Stillwater School District is planning major renovations for Oakland Jr. High's tennis courts. The district is planning a $340 thousand project to repair the three existing courts, and build...

People flock to the iconic Nelson’s Ice Cream. “I miss the ice cream during the winter so I anticipate it because it’s just so good,” said senior Megan Letkeman.

Nelson’s opened April 6

Lucien Lemanski April 23, 2014

Those hot summer nights around Stillwater, people drive up to the ice cream place on the hill but there is already a line around the building. This ice cream place is none other than Nelson’s. Families...

Alex Eder (’15) pitches his new idea for the club to Principal Don Johnson and Pete Hamilton. “I love the fact that it’s for a good cause and you get to become a part of a community filled with so many interesting people.” said junior Annie McHugh.

Relay for life in its 20th year

Sara Klein April 3, 2014

“Every year is special; this year we’re just going to try to squeeze more into the time we have,” said Raboin.  “We are also hoping to have the founder of the Relay For Life, Dr. Gordy Klatt,...

Cross fitness spreads across the globe

Cross fitness spreads across the globe

Drew Maiers April 2, 2014

Crossfit: a new way to stay healthy, fit, and have fun whilst doing it is sweeping the nation, and muscle muscle more are joining in. Liftbridge Crossfit, is a recently opened strength and conditioning...

The poster campaign is to help people out of abusive relationships. “I would participate in creating posters because it is a good and easy source of money and it’s for a good learning cause and experience,” said junior Brianna Carlson.

Tubman poster contest comes to the health classes

Katie Beedle April 1, 2014

The Tubman’s Womens shelter has been helping rescue primarily women, but also men,  from abusive relationships since it was founded in 1974. Once a week a representative from Tubman comes to Stillwater...

Several Stillwater Area High School attended the Jeans and Jewels fundraiser to support District 834. “It’s fun for providers and teachers, and that makes it a good fundraising idea,” said junior Megan Ellison.

Jeans and Jewels fundraiser for District 834

Alex Eitzman March 31, 2014

The Partnership Plan, founded in 1989, has been supporting District 834 Stillwater Public Schools through projects and programs to enhance education for their students. As an non-profit organization, The...

 An example of the living conditions that one of the families we worked next to had to live in. Stray dogs were commonplace in the homes visited on the trip. “The families that were living in the worst conditions stood out the most to me, and seeing how happy they were after we helped was very satisfying,” Paulson says.

Students give back with Mexico Mission trip

Emily Lodahl March 26, 2014

  Over spring break, the students of Trinity Lutheran Church traveled to Chuburna Puerto, Mexico to spend the week having an impact on a community in need. Each year approximately 65 students and...

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