The Pony Express

Staff to take up coveted spots in front parking lot

Staff to take up coveted spots in front parking lot

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2016

Pulling into the parking lot after school has started to be quite possibly the hardest part of someone’s day. Walking all the way to the main doors from the back of the parking lot can take a slow walker almost five minutes. When students return from spring break, the 5 minute walk could become ...

Lions Park open to new renovations

The park is the second largest in Stillwater, besides Lake Elmo Park reserve. With all the new housing going into Lake Elmo, this park could be a popular destination for new kids and families. Lion’s Park is also home to Huff N Puff, a popular softball tournament. Ridgway explains,

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 23, 2015

Where can a student go around Stillwater to play baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and even ice hockey? Lions Park is one of few. Just a short drive from the high school in downtown Lake Elmo, this 3.2 acre park has been around for quite some time and is currently home to Lake Elmo Basebal...

Building remodel impacts parking lot space

With trying to parking in the morning and and chaos of trying to get out the parking lot can get a bit crazy.

Madison Crain, Layout Editor

October 13, 2015

In two years the ninth graders are coming to the high school, the school and parking lot are getting a new look. The chaos of trying to park in the morning and the rush when school is over a school parking lot is a huge part of a school. Change is happening, the school is getting an upgrade whic...

St. Croix River bridge under construction: causing driving disruption

Bird's eye view of bridge and new Highway 36 road construction plans.

Sam Hudachek, Social Media Reporter

September 30, 2014

In early 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives had passed a bill to create a new bridge to replace the old Stillwater Lift Bridge. Now, in late 2014, the bridge is halfway to its 2016 deadline. The lift bridge is about 80 years old. It must be replaced because of many safety issues. Weight re...

Hall Family Chiropractic reconstructs

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.

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...

Dirt removed from bridge

Huge piles of dirt and tons of dirt moving equipment signify the massive scale of the bridge project. Over a million tons of dirt will have been moved before the bridge is finished.

December 10, 2013

The new St. Croix River bridge is set to open in the fall of 2016. The river bridge will create a look in Stillwater like never before.  There will no longer be a drivable bridge directly connected to downtown Stillwater and highway 36 will have a completely different look to it as far back as Osgood Av...

Highway 36 construction reroutes buses

Highway 36 construction reroutes buses

Tim Press

October 30, 2013

The sound of students talking on the bus was quickly drowned out by the piercing sound of a jackhammer once the bus entered the construction zone. The bright orange cones protruding from the street wisped by the windows as the bus cruised by mountains of dirt and massive bulldozers. This has been the...

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