Save Your Back, Help the Community

Deadline is October 15th

Have water softener salt and sidewalk or driveway ice melt salt delivered to your home. If you live within the boundaries of the Stillwater school district, you can have as many bags of salt as you want (priced at standard retail prices) delivered to your home for a $5 delivery fee. All of us know […]

Telling Stories with Bears


Sue Rowe’s Unique Inspiration On Display An artist’s creation is an aggregate of many things – talent, training, inspiration, environment and life experience – that all play a part in the end result. For Stillwater artist Sue Rowe, this culmination comes to fruition in the form of bears. Originally from the small town of Gurney […]

Missionvale Garden Club

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This is the fourth entry of Emily Gould’s journal written while studying in South Africa. I used to see my parents work for hours in our home garden for hours and think that nothing could be more tedious or pointless. Little did I know that one day I would be working in a garden and […]

Fun Art


It’s pretty typical that sometime during the month of July parents across the country collectively wish school would start again, especially on rainy or foul weather days. The real shame in this scenario is that the kids could be happily engaged in some sort of creative endeavor that does not include cutting holes in your […]

Friday Study Club Hits Milestone


Last month the ladies of the Friday Study Club gathered for their annual picnic and to celebrate a significant milestone – the club’s 90th birthday. Initially, this group of progressive women gathered to study something other than housekeeping and diapers as a chapter of the Delphian Society which is a national women’s club. Our local […]

The Barns of Lost Creek – A Return to Simpler Times


By Jim Reynolds The Barns of Lost Creek is a 40 acre farm in western Wisconsin, near Ellsworth. This exciting and unique new farm wedding venue offers a lovely, rustic environment for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The obvious centerpiece is the large beautiful barn, a majestic creature that looms large over the rest of the […]

A Friendly Conversation with Christie Rosckes

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Christie Rosckes is Marketing Director, Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau Please tell us a little about yourself. I live in Stillwater with my husband and two sweet children – 2nd grade boy and preschool girl. My friends may say that I am earthy, adventurous, and have entrepreneurial spirit. I love finding treasures on the street […]

Cape Town Travel: Part 3

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By Emily Gould Bags are packed, buses are loaded and energy is high despite the early morning hours. The anticipation of going to Cape Town had been building up for the past six weeks. Finally, our spring break was here. I had heard wonderful things about Cape Town from people at Missionvale and at NMMU, […]

Higher Brain Living in the Valley


by Michelle Keiper Realize Your Full Potential So many of us go through life fighting little battles of anxiety and we consistently struggle to find a joyful existence. Why is that? In my case I tend to repeat cycles, negative cycles that usually begin with me becoming anxious about something and the cycle ends with […]