Sartell High School sophomore Sam Chappell took this photo on his walk to school Feb. 14 along the walking path for students behind the high school around 7:45 a.m.

It looks like Narnia!

photo by Sam Chapell

Sartell High School sophomore Sam Chappell took this photo on his walk to school Feb. 14 along the walking path for students behind the high school around 7:45 a.m.

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photo by Cori Hilsgen
As construction continues connecting the All Saints Academy school to the St. Joseph church, area residents reflect on the many purposes the school has served.

Residents reflect on history of school building

by Cori Hilsgen – news@thenewsleaders.com

As new construction connecting the All Saints Academy school building (formerly the St. Joseph Laboratory School) to the St. Joseph Catholic Church is taking place, St. Joseph residents are taking time to reflect on the many purposes the school building has served throughout the years.

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Josh Maricle-Roberts loves animals. He raises chickens and these goats as 4-H projects and even makes a bit of extra money by selling the fresh eggs from his chickens.

Woman starts ‘Sartell Superstars’ 4-H club

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com

Sartell now has a fledgling 4-H club, the “Sartell Superstars,” thanks to a woman and her son who thought it was about time 4-H members have a close-to-home place to meet.

Kris Roberts-Cornett and her son, Josh Maricle-Roberts, an eighth-grader at Sartell Middle School, live at the very western edge of Sartell. Before moving there a few years ago, they lived in St. Joseph, and Josh was a member of a 4-H club in Rockville. After moving to the Sartell area, it was a long trip – at least once a month – to drive to and from the Rockville club’s meeting place.

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Kennedy Community School students (from left to right) Westin Hiltner, 10, Reanna Borger, 9, and Mitchell Hieserich, 11, look over the knots in a fleece blanket they made Feb. 14. The blankets will be donated to the Children's Hospital in March.

Students learn value of service at Kidstop

by TaLeiza Calloway – news@thenewsleaders.com

Students attending Kennedy Kidstop do more than play bingo and board games. They’re learning the value of community service as they run and play through the cafeteria of Kennedy Community School in St. Joseph.

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City department heads to get salary increases

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com

The Sartell City Council voted 3-2 Feb. 25 to give the city staff’s nine department heads salary increases for 2013.

Voting for the increase were council members Amy Braig-Lindstrom, Steve Hennes and Sarah Jane Nicoll. Voting against it were council member David Peterson and Mayor Joe Perske.

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Sartell Community Expo photos

[/media-credit] Aidan Oglesby, 9, of Sartell, waits to see what a spinning wheel of fortune will bring him during the annual Sartell Community Expo, held again Feb. 24 at Sartell Middle School. He won a stamper and a piece of candy. Oglesby is the son of Shawn and Terri Oglesby. The Expo, which had an excellent turnout, was comprised of dozens of information booths set up by businesses and service agencies, as well as entertainment and lots of games for children.

The Sartell participants at the Central Minnesota Regional Science Fair and Research Paper Competition brought home an armload of premium ribbons recently. The event took place at St. Cloud State University. The Sartell premium-award winners are the following: (front row) Kali Killmer, Monte Belmont, Maddie Thieschafer and Becca Kucala; (middle row) Rory Spanier, Eric Schatz. Josh Maricle-Roberts, Sydney Thieschafer, Rameen Dogar, Elizabeth Millhouse; (back row) Anna Lehto, Cindy Zhang, Rachel Ditmarson, Brinn Alervok, Elizabeth Ruder, Jack Hackenmueller, Logan Jesperson and Jacob Miller.

SMS named ‘tops’ at regional science fair

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com

The hard work of 40 Sartell Middle School students paid off when their school was named “tops” at the Central Minnesota Regional Science Fair and Research Paper Competition at St. Cloud State University.

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March 1 Sartell

If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the Sartell Police Department at 251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.

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