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Hiking guidebook author Rob Bignell will offer up some of the area’s “haunted” trails during a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Chapter2Books in Hudson, Wis. Trail recommendations will be drawn from Bignell’s recent books, “Hittin’ the Trail: Day Hiking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway” and “Headin’ to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of [...]

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by Alicia Lebens THE GAZETTE A fast-paced culinary event featuring a 30-minute gourmet chefs cooking challenge is planned to raise awareness for the Valley Outreach Food Shelf — with a unique twist. “All the food that will be used in the competition with come from our food shelf,” Executive Director Tracy Maki said. “We want [...]

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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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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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