Since the announcement during the March 13 meeting that class sizes in some elementary school could reach 35 students in a classroom, the Stillwater Area School District has been working to lessen the most extreme projected class size. During the Aug. 7 meeting, the school board was notified that some steps have paid off to [...]

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Pedro Angulo-Umana, an Eagle Scout candidate with Boy Scout Troop 125 in Stillwater, recently built three free libraries in Stillwater city parks as his Eagle Scout project. The libraries house donated books that readers can borrow and return. The libraries are located in Benson Park, Washington Square Park and at the pedestrian plaza in Lowell [...]

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The Stillwater Fire Department took the “Ice Bucket Challenge” Aug. 19 to raise money for ALS charities. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a “progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord,” according to the national ALS Association. The degeneration of the motor neurons leads to [...]

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The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is showing Sue Hedin’s “Pieces of Silk” quilted artwork during July and August. An artist reception will be held Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. Throughout her childhood in Minnesota, Hedin worked with needle and thread. She became a Stillwater resident in the 1980s; around the same [...]

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