Archive | August 29, 2012

            I have known Tom DeGree as both a teacher and a community leader for almost one year. Mr. DeGree taught my daughter when she was in the fourth grade, and has earned my respect during weekly classroom volunteer sessions where I was able to witness his teaching and student interaction. As an educator, Mr. [...]

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Mocking someone’s car to try to make a political point is asinine. In an Aug. 15 letter, the writer jeers at a vehicle with the highest 40-mph crash test rating, the National Highway Safety Administration’s highest five-star rating and the first 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty. I’ll gladly take that over any jalopy built by a government/organized-labor [...]

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I’ve written for public consumption for 60 years. I started with the Gazette when I was 17, hired by iconic publisher Ned Easton and editor Ed Roney in 1952 while I was still a student at Stillwater High School. I’ve maintained a keen awareness of the community’s significant developments since leaving my family home on [...]

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The new Stillwater-area Kiwanis Club of the Stillwater Area now has meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the meeting room of the AmericInn, 13025 60th St. North in Oak Park Heights. The public is invited. While a part of Kiwanis International, the local Kiwanis Club is a [...]

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Washington County residents interested in becoming a licensed family child-care provider in the county can take the first step and attend upcoming orientation meetings from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in Lower Level Conference Room 14 at the Washington County Government [...]

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