Ron Euteneuer (right) stands by the 1943 caboose in St. Paul shortly before it was moved on a flatbed truck to Waite Park, where it is now being refurbished.

Sartell man keeps alive legend, lore of trains

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com Ron Euteneuer of Sartell loves to think his late grandfather helped build the old red caboose Ron and other volunteers are lovingly restoring at a site along 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue in Waite Park. It’s very likely grandfather Albert Euteneuer did, in fact, have a hand in building the […]

Quilters Eloise Westby, Rene Krueger (center) and Bonnie Kabe work on a quilt March 20 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph.

Quilters gain fellowship by stitching together and giving back

by TaLeiza Calloway – news@thenewsleaders.com Sunday is not the only day for fellowship at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. About 12 women and members of the congregation find fellowship and more during their weekly quilting gatherings on Wednesdays. The women have been meeting since 2006 and have made quilts for organizations statewide and beyond. […]

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Sartell Sabres shine even after state loss

There are winners; there are losers. On March 20, the Minneapolis DeLaSalle Islanders were the winners of the high-school basketball 3A state championship. The Sartell Sabres were the losers, with a score of 70-55. That’s a fact. But beyond that fact, the words “winners” and “losers” should be re-examined. Winners are those who, despite losses, […]

John O’Reilly, the educational coordinator for community and university programing, stands by some of the harvested wood from the Arboretum, which is Forest-Stewardship-Council certified and does not clear-cut any wood.

Visitors get a sweet treat at the sugar shack

by Cori Hilsgen – news@thenewsleaders.com On a cool and windy day, March 16, visitors enjoyed maple-syrup sundaes and hot chocolate at the sugar shack during the Maple Syrup Festival at the St. John’s Arboretum. All who tasted the treats were pleasantly surprised by the sweetness of the syrup. Those who made it to the sugar shack were able […]

Tim Immelman, senior and captain, takes the opening tip-off against the DeLaSalle Islanders during the Sabres first-ever state championship competition.

Sabres reflect on dream come true

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com Several Sabres basketball players say they feel as if they’d suddenly awakened from a dream last week after playing for the 3A state championship March 20 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Even though the Sabres lost 55-70 to the Minneapolis DeLaSalle Islanders, they are proud they played their very best […]

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Volunteer beyond routine events

Earth Day is just around the corner as the month of April is just days away. It’s the time of year when students and community members rally, unite and pledge to help clean up a neighborhood park or two. That’s great, but don’t wait until Earth Day to give back to your community. Volunteer year-round. […]

All Saints Academy St. Joseph’s Montessori preschoolers display their Easter eggs. Each egg contains a symbol of Jesus’ last days on earth. Pictured from left to right are:  Grace Nicoll, Carter Kuehl and Maya Anderson.

Happy Easter

contributed photo All Saints Academy St. Joseph’s Montessori preschoolers display their easter eggs. Each egg contains a symbol of Jesus’ last days on earth. Pictured from left to right are:  Grace Nicoll, Carter Kuehl and Maya Anderson.  

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‘Bridges help people cross rivers’

Did you know Lady Diana was still alive before she died? I didn’t, either. Not until the other day, when I saw a headline that stated: Diana was still alive hours before she died Shocking. Just imagine – alive, then dead. That’s one of many headlines a news colleague emailed me last week. In the […]