10 years ago this week….


This is a look back at some of the people and teams making news in the St. Croix Valley 10 years ago, as reported in the Stillwater Gazette.


Legion baseball — The Stillwater Legion baseball team improves to 17-11 with a weekend sweep of games against West St. Paul (10-9 in 8 innings), Yankton, S.D. (10-0 in 6 innings) and North St. Paul (13-2). Stillwater launches four home runs, including three in the fifth inning, in the victory over West St. Paul. Jim Sandstrom deposits two of those home runs and John Heinbigner triples and scores the game-winning run.


VFW baseball — Brian Leitch faces the minimum number of batters in a five-inning one-hitter as the Lake Elmo VFW baseball team defeats Minnehaha Academy. One game later, Ryan Lindgren fires a complete game three-hitter as Post #5725 blanks Woodbury White 8-0.


Lumberjack Days — Iron Jack Lumberjack exhibitions, a three-on-three basketball tournament, 10-mile and 5-kilometer road races, the Minnesota State Strongman Competition and vintage base ball featuring the St. Croix Base Ball Club and the Quicksteps are among the activities taking place during Stillwater’s annual Lumberjack Days weekend.