January 10th, 2013

Fasching has ‘large pair of shoes to fill’

Fasching has ‘large pair of shoes to fill’

by Mark Lauer – news@thenewsleaders.com What if you were picked to take over for someone who was so honored, so well-respected, that the very thought of being that person’s “replacement” seemed out of the question? And [...]

Mothers-daughters enjoy bonding in ‘Annie’

Mothers-daughters enjoy bonding in ‘Annie’

by Dennis Dalman – news@thnewsleaders.com During a rehearsal, when theatrical newcomer Katie Radeke started dancing on stage, her two young daughters squirmed with embarrassment and later told her she was acting “silly.” But Radeke explained she had [...]

Gift-giving tree recipients want to thank community

Gift-giving tree recipients want to thank community

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com On a Monday afternoon, Amber Wiese waits for her daughter, Amara, 6, to arrive from school and her 1-year-old daughter, Morgan, to awake from her nap. Her oldest child, Dominic, 9, has [...]

2012 Year in Review Part 2: Dominated by Verso tragedy

2012 Year in Review Part 2: Dominated by Verso tragedy

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com July through December: July A major “facelift” gets underway at Sartell schools. Thanks to funds authorized by Sartell voters last year, the ambitious projects have begun. They include a major structural [...]

Park Board seeks volunteers for Cloverdale project

Park Board seeks volunteers for Cloverdale project

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Park Board is seeking volunteer partners to assist with improvements to Cloverdale Park. Park Board Chair John Anderson said the board is looking for volunteers to help in reducing [...]

Meyer named chair of new school board

Meyer named chair of new school board

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Michelle Meyer was elected as the new chairman of the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board during the first meeting of the new board, which met for the first time Jan. 7.  Meyer had [...]

Silvas at right place, right time for St. Joseph McDonald’s

Silvas at right place, right time for St. Joseph McDonald’s

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A happy series of coincidences convinced Joseph and Valerie Silva they’d made the right choice when they decided to move from Chicago to central Minnesota. The Silvas are the owners of the [...]

Decker murder case leads to man’s suicide

Decker murder case leads to man’s suicide

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The massive effort to locate the killer or killers of Cold Spring-Richmond Police Officer Thomas Decker took a grim turn last week with the suicide of a man described as a “person [...]

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