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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 – 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. St. Joseph Area Historical Society […]

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 – 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 […]

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 – 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. The latest service project underway is the collection of towels to be donated to the Salvation […]

City department heads to get salary increases

by Dennis Dalman – 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. The final resolution […]

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 – 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. At the fair, Sartell Middle School earned the “Top School” award for the highest percentage of students […]

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 Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes. Feb. 12 7:59 a.m. Vehicle in […]