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A banner comprised of artworks made by immigrants graces the lobby of the Paramount Theater in downtown St. Cloud.

‘Free at Last’ evokes fears, hopes of refugees

by Dennis Dalman

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A stunning exhibit in images and text will tell the story of the hopes, fears, accomplishments, disappointments and dreams of immigrant refugees who came so far to a new world called America.

“Free at Last: Journey of Hope” will open Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. The free exhibit, which was installed by curator Carol Weiler of Sartell, will continue through Oct. 31.

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St. Joseph Police Chief Pete Jansky’s (left) last day in the office was Aug. 22. Officer Joel Klein is replacing Jansky as the new police chief. Jansky said he wanted to retire while he still enjoyed his job.

Jansky says goodbye as police chief

by Cori Hilsgen

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Pete Jansky said goodbye as St. Joseph police chief on Aug. 22. Officer Joel Klein will replace him as the new police chief.

Jansky turned 56 on Aug. 23. He said when he started thinking about retiring and was trying to determine what day to do so, he decided he wanted to wake up retired on his birthday.

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After winning first-place at regionals at Hinckley last week, the Sartell Muskies are heading to the state tournament at Delano for Saturday, Aug. 24. Team members include the following: (kneeling, left to right) Jace Otto, Andrew Deters, Travis Weaver, Drew LaBeaux, Jake Sweeter, Shawn Schoen and Rob Voshell (standing) Dan O'Connell, Brian Schellinger, Tony Schmitz, David Deminsky, Luke Sweeter, Tim Burns, Adam Wenker, Adam Schellinger, Cole Jenkins, manager Randy Beckstrom and draftee Chad Schwegel. Team members not pictures are Dave Schlangen and Booner Lewllyn. This is manager Beckstrom's 25th year with the Sartell Muskies.

Sartell Muskies head to state

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After winning first-place at regionals at Hinckley last week, the Sartell Muskies are heading to the state tournament at Delano on Saturday, Aug. 24. Team members include the following: (kneeling, left to right) Jace Otto, Andrew Deters, Travis Weaver, Drew LaBeaux, Jake Sweeter, Shawn Schoen and Rob Voshell; (standing) Dan O’Connell, Brian Schellinger, Tony Schmitz, David Deminsky, Luke Sweeter, Tim Burns, Adam Wenker, Adam Schellinger, Cole Jenkins, manager Randy Beckstrom and draftee Chad Schwegel. Team members not pictures are Dave Schlangen and Booner Lewllyn. This is manager Beckstrom’s 25th year with the Sartell Muskies.

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All Saints Academy administrator Karl Terhaar was busy preparing the school playground for students for the 2013-14 school year. Terhaar biked to the playground on a recent morning and installed some chains.  The playground was moved to its current location when the Church of St. Joseph new parish center was built. It was originally built in the late 1990s to replace a wooden structure. Much research was done to ensure solid and long-lasting equipment for children to enjoy for many years. School families, local residents and others spent many hours fundraising for the equipment.

Terhaar prepares playground for school year

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Above: All Saints Academy administrator Karl Terhaar was busy preparing the school playground for students for the 2013-14 school year. Terhaar biked to the playground on a recent morning and installed some chains. Below: The playground was moved to its current location when the Church of St. Joseph new parish center was built. It was originally built in the late 1990s to replace a wooden structure. Much research was done to ensure solid and long-lasting equipment for children to enjoy for many years. School families, local residents and others spent many hours fundraising for the equipment.

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Nagel is new principal at Kennedy

by Cori Hilsgen

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Dr. Judy Nagel began her new position Aug. 6 as principal at Kennedy Community School for the 2013-14 school year.

Nagel will serve as interim principal and will replace Diane Moeller, who is now the district’s assistant superintendent.

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Breakfast rallies support for breast-cancer walk

by Dennis Dalman

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On the 100th anniversary of the American Cancer Society, fundraisers and researchers are determined that breast cancer and other forms of the disease will be extinct as dinosaurs long before another 100 years rolls around.

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Little Saints Academy parents and children hop, jump and tumble during a sack race at family night held Aug. 20. Participants include the following: (left to right) Alex Romo, Alejandro Romo, Michael O'Reilly, Jessy O'Reilly, Chloe Hasselbring, Hillary Vos, Tina Hasselbring, Madeline Antoine, Lisa Brophy, John O'Reilly, Xavier Brophy and Cameron Martini.

Little Saints family night

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Little Saints Academy students (from top to bottom) Lucas Pundsack, son of Rose Pundsack a teacher at Little Saints, and Haley Schroden and Carter Simon slide during the academy’s end-of-the-summer family night and pre-K graduation ceremonies Aug. 20.

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Many parishioners decided to take advantage of the sunny weather by enjoying their picnic lunch outdoors.

Church dedicates new parish center

by Cori Hilsgen

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The Church of St. Joseph dedicated its new parish center on Thursday, Aug. 15.

The celebration began with a Mass, followed by the dedication and an appreciation picnic meal.

The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, of the Church of St. Joseph, along with Abbot John Klassen, OSB, and Joseph Feders, OSB, from St. John’s Abbey, were present for the dedication. Feders was the pastor before Tupa and was involved with some of the initial planning of the center. Tupa recognized and thanked many of the people who were involved in planning and construction of the center.

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