July 11th, 2013

Perske fondly recalls ‘craziness’ of coaching years

Perske fondly recalls ‘craziness’ of coaching years

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After trying to retire twice before, Sartell soccer coach Joe Perske is fairly certain this time they’ll let him do it, although he can’t help but chuckle, wondering if some crazy fluke [...]

Where there’s smoke…

Where there’s smoke…

by Mike Nistler news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Fire Department conducted a controlled burn of an abandoned building on June 29, and the windy weather didn’t help when it came to dealing with the smoke. While firefighters [...]

Sartell woman’s novel began as a stress-reliever

Sartell woman’s novel began as a stress-reliever

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Even though Cindy Fitzthum’s just-published novel is a work of fiction, some family members and acquaintances swear they see themselves in some of the characters. Fitzthum is amused. “It’s fiction,” she tells [...]

Large crowds turn out for two days of festivities

Large crowds turn out for two days of festivities

by Mike Nistler news@thenewsleaders.com Picture-perfect weather, great food and wonderful entertainment drew thousands to St. Joseph for what is becoming one of the best small-town festivals in Minnesota. An estimated 35,000 people poured into the city [...]

Sisters pass the torch to ‘Benny’ alumnae at centennial reunion

Sisters pass the torch to ‘Benny’ alumnae at centennial reunion

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Benedictine sisters passed the torch to College of St. Benedict alumnae during the centennial reunion kickoff ceremony held June 29. The Sisters passed their light to Bennie alumnae and each Bennie passed [...]

New soccer coach Raehsler will stress peak fitness

New soccer coach Raehsler will stress peak fitness

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Cassie Raehsler describes herself as a “very technical coach” who wants her players to be fit, fast and aggressive. Recently, Raehsler was named to replace Sartell High School Soccer Coach Joe Perske, [...]

Old-timers to be honored at Saturday’s baseball game

Old-timers to be honored at Saturday’s baseball game

by Mike Nistler news@thenewsleaders.com “Is this heaven?” the old ballplayer asked. “No, it’s St. Joe,” came the reply. Well, maybe that’s not quite the way is was in the movie “Field of Dreams,” but for at [...]

Council approves plan for dog park

Council approves plan for dog park

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The woofs have it. By a vote of 3-2, the Sartell City Council at its July 8 meeting approved a seven-acre dog park for Pinecone Central Park. [...]

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