Fourteen to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Fourteen people will be inducted into the Sartell Athletic Hall of Fame for the year 2013.

The Hall of Fame was created several years ago by the Sartell High School Athletic and Sabre Booster Club, which recently announced the honorees.

They will be honored at an induction banquet Friday, Sept. 20.

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Football skills propel Pantano to big successes

by Dennis Dalman

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Since graduating from Sartell High School in 2004, Marshall Pantano’s advances in the field of football have been those of a virtual juggernaut.

He is now negotiating with an agent about the possibility of becoming a pro in the National Football League.

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Project ASTRIDE offers equine-assisted activities

by Cori Hilsgen

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Five new potential volunteers recently attended a training session to work with the Project Adapted Specialized Therapeutic Riding Involving Disabled Equestrians program at Avon Hills Paints and Quarter Horses, owned by Rick and Marlys Backes.

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Muskies to vie Saturday for state title

by Dennis Dalman

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Fresh from a 6-0 triumph in Delano, the Sartell Muskies will compete for the state championship this Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. in Maple Lake.

Last Saturday, they beat Lake Crystal in the second round of the tournament playoffs. The 6-0 score had the Muskies celebrating, filled with confidence about their chances in the Aug. 31 state playoffs.

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Local lawmakers to attend ceremony for USS Minnesota

by Dennis Dalman

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For the first time since 1907, an advanced naval warship will be named after the State of Minnesota, and the new ship is the most state-of-the-art attack submarine in the United States Navy’s arsenal.

State Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) will be one of several local lawmakers who will attend the commissioning ceremony of the “USS Minnesota” Saturday, Sept. 7 at the naval shipyard at Norfolk, Va. The submarine was officially christened Oct. 27, 2012.

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Dayton appoints Rasmussen to commission

by Dennis Dalman

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Anita Rasmssen, Sartell’s long-time city planner and developer, has been appointed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.

The announcement was made Aug. 26, and Rasmussen’s term on the commission begins Aug. 31. It will end Jan. 4, 2016.

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St. John’s Prep to use a flipped classroom model

by Cori Hilsgen

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St. John’s Prep plans to use a flipped classroom model for the 2013-14 school year.

SJP Principal Matthew Reichert explained that means traditional classroom instruction is flipped on its head.

“Instead of coming to class each day, feverishly writing notes without really absorbing what is being presented, then going home and trying to decipher the information in order to complete a homework assignment alone, this model rotates the process,” Reichert said.

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Rieland certifies as emergency manager

Sartell Fire Marshal Butch Rieland recently qualified as a certified emergency manager for the State of Minnesota.

Rieland achieved that honor by completing the rigorous certification requirements for Emergency Management. Rieland’s honor does not mean he will leave his Sartell fire marshal position, but it does enhance his position in making Sartell ever safer.

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