Simonet Funeral Home open house Oct. 21 The Simonet Funeral Home, 6429 Osgood Avenue N., Stillwater, is hosting an open house to celebrate its newly renovated facilities 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21. Complimentary wine and beer with hors d’oeuvres will be served. A $5 donation per attendee will be donated to local charities by the Simonet [...]

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Having children means learning new skills and finding ways to be the best parent you can, but for parents of children with special needs, the learning curve gets steeper. When Pat Haug received the news that her son had special education needs, she began to research the best ways she could advocate for her child. [...]

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Scott Steil of Richmond, Minn., won first place with a new state record pumpkin at the giant pumpkin weigh-off at Stillwater Harvest Fest Oct. 11. His entry weighed in at 1,873 pounds. According to Joe Ailts the former state record was 1,779 pounds, set at last year’s Stillwater Harvest Festival. The world record pumpkin was [...]

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In response to a 7.1 percent increase to the preliminary levy, the Stillwater Area School Board has instructed district staff to lower the final levy to a 3.1 percent increase. The school board will accomplish this decrease by cutting $1.3 million from the Alternative Facilities fund. “As a procedure, at the last board meeting we [...]

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I was invited to attend a couple of youth football games two weeks ago at Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields. One involved the son of a long-time coaching pal and the other the grandson of my next door neighbors Randy ’71 and Linda ’72 Gibson. After wandering through several fields loaded with hamsters in helmets, [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Stillwater’s Savannah Johnson and Remi Larson fell short in their state tournament bid on Tuesday as they finished third in the individual Section 4AA doubles tournament at the University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center. After advancing to the semifinals with three victories in the earlier rounds of the tournament last week, the Ponies [...]

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