Opinion

To the editor: What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day? Many people confuse the two. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who […]

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On behalf of the Stillwater Area High School Music Department Super Rummage Sale committee (including co-chairs Kim Gualtieri and Kathryn Serier), music directors and student officers, we would like to thank the many individuals who made the Oct. 11 fundraising event a success. Since 2005 this event has been crucial in the efforts to purchase […]

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Throughout the day, we are constantly bombarded by messages about fitness, losing weight and being attractive. The recent ValleyLife column titled “Working out’s a pain, moving isn’t,” by Marty Larson was a nice contrast to the typical message. Instead of guilting her readers for not working out, she encouraged them to find joy in living […]

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BY GREGG GALLER GAZETTE COLUMNIST One of the most important parts of a court proceeding involves someone who almost never says a word: the court reporter. Court reporters are professional employees of the court system who preserve a verbatim record of court proceedings. The word “verbatim” means, “word for word, letter for letter, line for line, literally, exactly, and […]

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Sometimes it is hard to know a person. There might be things in the past that one would never expect. Although today the internet makes it easier to look up someone’s background, in the late 19th century it was almost impossible. So the life of Rev. J. Halstead Carroll of First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater […]

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BY ANGIE HONG FEATURED COLUMNIST The stars were beautiful on my morning run today. Orion was particularly lovely. It reminded me of other beautiful skies I’ve seen over the years (my mind tends to wander with my feet). The stars up north are so much brighter than those down here in the cities, especially in […]

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