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Despite the heat Saturday, this year’s Paint on the Water event featured student graffiti artists from various area schools and all the facets of hip-hop culture from break dancing to DJ-ing and break-dancing battles. Left, grafitti artist Peyton gives a student tips on how to create her masterpiece. Other area students featured in this year’s […]

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Fairy garden bonds woman and her granddaughter BAYPORT — Miniature furniture, a fairy cafe and a gnome home aren’t typically found in a garden, but they have sprouted in the backyard of the Kosmo family’s garden. The fairy garden — created by Shelley Kosmo and her granddaughter, Stillwater Junior High School seventh-grader Hannah Ferguson — […]

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St. Croix Preparatory Academy students walk from their buses to the school building Tuesday morning to start the new 2013-2014 school year. Students at SCPA and Independent School District 834 schools returned to schools Tuesday morning, the day after Labor Day, marking the unofficial end of summer. Liz Bir and her two sons, Dylan and […]

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St. Croix Prep marks 10th year from humble start That start-of-school feeling is sweeping the St. Croix Valley. It means new beginnings, school supplies and some nerves for students, but for St. Croix Preparatory Academy, it’s old hat and a signal to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Started by a group of four or five founders, […]

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A budget request by Stillwater Police Chief John Gannaway to hire more officers next year was denied by the City Council Tuesday, but the council indicated it will discuss further the need to boost the department’s manpower. Most city departments presenting their proposed 2014 budgets to the council Tuesday said their proposals were relatively similar […]

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Boy Scout Troop 114 quartet cap scouting careers with Eagle awards Four members of the same local Boy Scouts of America troop who started in Scouts in first grade all recently earned their Eagle rank. Brady Tynen, Jonathan Osifuye, Steven Nelson and Andrew Tomten of Troop 114 have been in the Boy Scouts since they […]

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