The Pony Express

Boundary changes enforced due to potential school closings

All around district 834 signs displaying “Save Our Schools” are placed in yards and down streets. Community members are also showing support by tying a red ribbon on a tree or their vehicle. “Our community is weary from fighting for what we believe in and it is clear to us that after weeks and the too little two late 'Q' and 'A' sessions with Withrow and Marine this week it is clear that there doesn't seem to be an interest in listening much less acknowledging our perspectives,

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

February 14, 2017

The familiar topic of Marine, Withrow and Oak Park closing in 2017 has been of discussion for over almost a year, and with new boundaries being enforced, there has been recent controversy. The 834 District School Board approved a Contingency Boundary Plan on Nov. 10, 2016, that changes boundaries for each town in the 834 ...

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Andria Barrett, Photographer

November 4, 2016

  Clown sightings have been the new craze all across America in the past couple of weeks. There have been arrests, threats, schools have shut down and fear has spread everywhere. Should we be taking these clowns seriously, or are they just teenagers spreading mass hysteria? The first sighting was in late A...

Girls basketball team stronger than ever

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

January 14, 2016

The girls basketball team seems like an ordinary team at first glance, but after a while it is easy to see that they have a bond tighter than most other teams, and are led by a coach with a unique set of objectives for his team. The Coach of the team, Willie Taylor, has been coaching basketball ...

Connor Anderson: lacrosse and college bound

Connor Anderson: lacrosse and college bound

Amelia Schneider, Copy Editor

May 13, 2015

Senior Connor Anderson has been playing lacrosse for six years through Stillwater and other various organizations. Being a dedicated sports player takes a lot of effort; and Anderson displays all of them. Endurance and commitment are heavily pressed onto Anderson as an athlete. From playing [lacrosse]...

Zephyr Train departs from Stillwater

The Zephyr locomotives were removed from Stillwater on Dec. 15. The locomotives were starting to become a nuisance. They are being held in Randolph, Minnesota and will then be shipped to Alamosa, Colorado.  “They have been sitting there a long time, and it’s good they will finally be put to use again,” said Stillwater resident Beth Gjerde.

Tyler Hagberg, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2015

When photos of people perched precariously atop the Minnesota Zephyr dinner train locomotives surfaced on social media after Stillwater's Fourth of July fireworks display, city officials decided something had to be done. Earlier in September, the Stillwater City Council ordered that the two iconic locomotives must be removed by Sept. 29. If they are not moved, the city will hire someone to d...

Leos Club gives opportunity to grow

Leos Club gives opportunity to grow

Emily Lodahl, Team Lead Editor

November 17, 2014

The St. Croix Valley Leos Club is a community service program that provides volunteer opportunity and development through leadership. Leo clubs are a youth organization of Lions Clubs International. The word LEO stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunity. There are about 45 members ranging f...

Stillwater seeks approval for raising bees

Jordan Fulin, Team Lead Editor

October 16, 2014

The residents of Stillwater want to become a pollinator friendly community. There was a city council meeting regarding this concern on Sept. 16. The Honey Bee Club of Stillwater wanted a bill to pass that would protect the bees by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend the use of fou...

Triennial Art on Main event back again

Hannah Crawford

April 17, 2014

The coming of spring brings sunshine, blossoming flowers and joy, but most of all, it brings the Art on Main event in historic downtown Stillwater. Art on Main is going to be held on Fri., Apr. 11, and is often described as Stillwater’s fine art walk. The event was co founded by Scott Zahren, o...

Stillwater uses chocolate to draw locals and tourists out into the community

Stillwater uses chocolate to draw locals and tourists out into the community

Brooke Thingvold

April 10, 2014

As the season of winter starts to fade before spring officially arrives, the local Minnesota and Wisconsin community decided to usher it in with a unique event, the Chocolate March. Anyone who wishes to buy a ticket for it can go on a self guided tour throughout various inns and bed and breakfasts in Stillw...

Boys hockey makes State tournament

Travis Johnson

April 7, 2014

The Stillwater boys hockey team made the state tournament for the first time ever this year. They lost both of their games, losing to Edina and Duluth East. It was an impressive showing for Stillwater at section finals, as they beat Hill Murray 1-0 to get into the tournament. Hill Murray was ranked third...

Create & Paint helps Stillwater get creative

Olivia Novotny

April 4, 2014

  On Mar. 1, the paint-your-own pottery and canvas studio, located on Chestnut Street East, became available for scheduled events or walk-ins. The “no pressure” atmosphere encourages people of all ages and abilities to come in and give it a try. The studio can host any event, from birthd...

Brick Alley Bash struts through Stillwater

Cole Funk

April 2, 2014

With the holiday bustle long over, the shops of downtown Stillwater have been brainstorming new ways to bring a little more excitement to the cold, dull season.  The result of this power thinking session was the first ever Brick Alley Bash. The Brick Alley Bash took place Mar. 1, located in the Brick...

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