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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 had terminal Osteosarcoma, she said one last prayer: “Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must...

Hall Family Chiropractic reconstructs

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 timing of the construction to coincide with their own remodeling. Hall Family Chiropractic, located in Oak Park Heights, had be...

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 individuals or groups whose human rights are under attack. The amnesty group is hosting an event ca...

District transportation opens its doors

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 they lived outside a one mile radius at the elementary schools, and a two mile radius at the junior hi...

Lunn accepted position in Iowa school district

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 of Johnston School District, near Des Moines, Iowa. As of April 17, he has decided to accept the offer, and leave the S...

Oakland installing new tennis courts

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 an additional three new ones behind those already built for $64 thousand. The district is also...

Nelson’s opened April 6

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 from all around have been flocking to this ice cream place for about 91 years. It started in 1923...

Relay for life in its 20th year

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, visit the event or record a video to be played on the track.” The Relay For Life of Stillwater wil...

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 facility in Stillwater, which offers group classes and private training daily including Crossfit. Crossf...

Tubman poster contest comes to the health classes

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 Area High School to inform students about abusive relationships and resources like Tubman where th...

Jeans and Jewels fundraiser for District 834

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 Partnership Plan donates grants to teachers to improve lessons and teachings that are not possible...

Students give back with Mexico Mission trip

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 15 adults go to serve Jesus in Mexico by building roofs on homes, leading a bible school for childre...

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