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Annual Twinkle Parade brings together community

Annual Twinkle Parade brings together community

Jordan Fulin, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

  A 40-foot balsam fir arrived Monday at Lowell Park and was decorated for the annual Hometown for the Holidays' Twinkle Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday Dec 5. The tree was donated by Jeff and Michelle Hause of JG Hause Construction in Bayport and bought at Silver Creek Tree Farm. Tree...

Students place in top 20 at statewide essay competition

Students place in top 20 at statewide essay competition

Amira Noor, Social Media Managing editor

January 17, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

Tensions were running high for students and advisor Sara Damon on a November morning, when they would find out the result of a statewide essay contest they entered. The result was beyond what they could have imagined when entering. Walking into class on what appeared to be a typical morning, a...

Annual Warden’s House event arrests attention

Annual Warden’s House event arrests attention

Christopher Gilleo, Photograph Editor

January 16, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

Warm air, sweet smells, kind faces and delightful music could all be found on Dec. 13 at the Warden's House. Every year the Washington County Historical Society hosts a highly regarded get-together at the Warden's House. Local authors are invited to explain their books and tell the story behind their careers.  This allows le...

Lucky’s adds Rita’s Italian Ice to gas station

Lucky’s adds Rita’s Italian Ice to gas station

James Thomson, Camera Editor

January 16, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Read & Watch

  A new delight has come to town, and it is Rita’s Italian Ice. Lucky’s gas station in Stillwater now has another business inside its building. Lucky’s and Rita's has been working on a redesign of its interior since Aug. and Rita’s has been serving its delicious treats to the public since Sept. Flavored ice dates back to Ancient Rome, where the people would harvest snow from local mounta...

Proposal brings forth bold new ideas

Proposal brings forth bold new ideas

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Uncategorized

All around the district, changes are taking place. The high school is expanding, the sixth graders are transitioning to the junior high, and the ninth graders are moving to the high school. With the changing number of incoming students and the increase in need for specialized learning opportunities,...

Art shop pops up for holiday season

Art shop pops up for holiday season

Sam Gater, Photogropher

January 15, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Read & Watch

Blood, sweat and tears, that is what can be said is put into the quality of every aspect of art displayed this holiday season at the Stillwater Art Reach Pop-Up Shop. Big or small, all types of projects made by local artists from the St. Croix Valley can be found here. From hand crafted paintings to ...

New elementary school to open in Woodbury

New elementary school to open in Woodbury

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor

January 15, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

Stillwater is a growing community homes to many, in the district, with kids filling up schools quickly. Next fall in 2017 a new school in Woodbury will be open, except it is still in the Stillwater district. Stillwater has bought a new school to their district, except it is in Woodbury to help the ove...

Social studies teacher becomes student for a day

Social studies teacher becomes student for a day

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2015


Filed under News, News Briefs

A long, grueling process of learning must be completed over a number of years in order to become a teacher. Most teachers work incredibly hard to get to their position, but in social studies teacher Molly Siebert's classroom, senior Alexa Thurmes only needed to fill out an application to become a teacher for a day. On Dec. 16...

McKenzie’s class helps fulfill 8-year-old’s wish

McKenzie’s class helps fulfill 8-year-old’s wish

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2015


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

Laurie McKenzie's sixth hour class is making steps towards eight-year-old, Safyre Terry's, Christmas wish. Terry suffered burns to more than 75 percent of her body in 2013 after an arson attack was launched. The attack killed her siblings and her father after he shielded her in the attack. This...

St. Croix Cleaners collects coats for charity

St. Croix Cleaners collects coats for charity

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

December 11, 2015


Filed under Local News, Multimedia, News, Photo Slide Shows

Holiday cheer was spread early this year by Stillwater's St. Croix Cleaners. For the first two weeks in the month of November, St. Croix Cleaners collected used and unwanted coats and business jackets from their customers for their charitable event, Coats For Cause. Collaborating with Dress for S...

Class of 2016 plans senior party

Class of 2016 plans senior party

Hannah Anderson, Social Media Managing Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Local News, Multimedia, News, Photo Slide Shows

  The celebration of the senior class continues at the senior class party following the graduation ceremony. Seniors are looking forward to spending an all-nighter with their classmates, participating in different, activities and eating lots of food and snacks and getting no sleep with the possib...

Stillwater named most picturesque small town by USA Today

Stillwater named most picturesque small town by USA Today

Sydney Slusher, Layout Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Local News, Multimedia, News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Recently Stillwater was named the most picturesque small town by USA Today, as their selection for the state of Minnesota. "Stillwater is all around just a beautiful town, it's not really a surprise to me that it won. It's such a pretty place to live and if you don't live there, it's a very pretty p...

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