Kennedy students (left to right) Ilsa Shobe, Kelly Worm-Beneke and Macala Lafrentz listen as visual artist Dan Mondloch (right) shows them how to mix colors March 28.

Mural offers lesson in collaboration at Kennedy

by TaLeiza Calloway – news@thenewsleaders.com

Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Kennedy Community School channeled their “inner artist” to create a mural for the school. The project was funded through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, a nonprofit organization that works to promote and encourage the arts in the four-county area of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties.

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This is the new mural at Sartell High School. The winding birch tree in a landscape was created with acrylic paint on panels made of masonite and pine boards.

Yet another mural graces Sartell High School

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com

The interior of Sartell High School is beginning to resemble a veritable art museum.

A couple of months ago, Deb Rolling’s art students completed a dazzling mural in a stairwell. The blazing-blue underwater scene was created under the guidance of an artist in residency.

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Reliable Rolloff owner Tom Dullinger (center) stands with his two sons, Brad (left) and Grant, in front of two of his trucks. The business operates four trucks.

Reliable rolls on to success in disposing of waste materials

by Cori Hilsgen – news@thenewsleaders.com

Ask Tom Dullinger about working hard, and he will have lots of experiences to share. Dullinger, who has been in business for 15 years, knows about hard work and what it takes to make a business successful.

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The west wall stained-glass window from the previous church will be moved to the new Sartell church and reinstalled there. The window is more than 50 years old.

Methodist congregation eager to worship in new church

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com

It was a long time coming, but members of First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud are ready and eager, at long last, to move into their new “home” in Sartell – a brand-new building on Pinecone Road S.

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Lindsey Johnson, 22, is a senior at the College of St. Benedict. A fund-raising event will be held on April 13 for Johnson, who has been diagnosed with a form of bone cancer.

Fundraiser helps Johnson battle cancer

by Mark Lauer – news@thenewsleaders.com

On Saturday, April 13 a fundraising dinner will be held from 3-8 p.m. at the El Paso Sports Bar and Grill for a young St. Joseph woman who was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer last fall.

Lindsey Johnson, 22, daughter of Gary and Mary Johnson of St. Joseph, is a senior at the College of St. Benedict. In October, Lindsey was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that affects mainly children and adolescents. It’s one of a group of cancers known collectively as the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors and is the second most-common bone cancer in children. Although it can occur at any age, it very rarely occurs in adults over the age of 30.

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Parents invited to fill in school-calendar survey

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com

An online survey about the 2013-14 school calendar is now available online for parents, guardians and staff of the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.

The survey, which became available April 4, can be filled out online until noon Monday, April 8.

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City seeks applicants for planning commission vacancy

by TaLeiza Calloway – news@thenewsleaders.com

New faces could continue to fill seats on the St. Joseph Planning Commission after the recent announcement of Joe Dubel’s retirement. Dubel, an engineer, told the city this week he will vacate his seat on the planning commission.

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Ramanathan to compete in geography bee

Janagan Ramanathan, a Sartell Middle School student, will compete at the statewide National Geographic Bee April 5 at St. Cloud State University’s Ritsche Auditorium.

The event starts at 9:15 a.m., with 100 students throughout the state competing. The winner will go on to compete in the national bee in Washington, D.C. The National Geographic Spelling Bee is for students in fourth through eighth grades.

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