Determination, faith in God leads to joyous adoptions

by Dennis Dalman For their deep love for children, for their determination to adopt despite great odds against them, Tony and Lisa Schneider of Sartell were honored with an “Angels of Adoption” award last week in Washington, D.C. The award was presented by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who represents Sartell and other areas of […]

Volunteers (left to right) Anthony Botz, 11, Sophia Botz, 8, Chantel Braegelmann, Jayden Haukos, 10, and Hannah Haukos, 10, work at the home of Herb and Darlene Bechtold.

If ASA students can raise another $1,000 Terhaar’s beard will soon be pink

by Cori Hilsgen Volunteers gathered on Oct. 12 for the 30th workathon fundraiser held for All Saints Academy. Jobs were assigned and muffins were distributed. Each group of volunteers brought a plate of muffins to its job site as a token of appreciation. The peanut-free muffins were made by Mary Kay Pelkey, the school […]

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Greg Vandal, facilitator, leads a discussion about the search for a new superintendent for the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. Although only six people attended the meeting, they came up with lots of input.

Six people give lots of input at superintendent-search meeting

by Dennis Dalman Was it the dreary, drizzly night? Was it because people have unbounded confidence in their school district? Or was it because residents decided to fill out a superintendent search questionnaire via the district’s website? Are those the reasons only six people showed up for the superintendent-search public meeting at Sartell High […]

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A trail through the trees reveals a blend of fall colors and offers hikers peaceful serenity.

Hundreds view fall colors at SJU

by Cori Hilsgen Hundreds of people walked the woods of St. John’s University  and its arboretum Oct. 13 to view the array of fall colors. Many came to attend the 11th annual Collegeville Colors event hosted by St. John’s Preparatory School and St. John’s Arboretum. SJP students were involved with the event which included hiking, […]


Let your light shine Oct. 22 for Jacob Wetterling; all missing children

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is asking individuals to commit to leaving a porch light lit on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to create hope and light in the world in honor of Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted on Oct. 22, 1989, in St. Joseph. The case remains open and unsolved.  Jacob’s story has left an indelible mark […]

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Hoang Huynh (left)  and Brandon Le opened Solar Nails April 28. They want customers to enjoy their experience at the salon.

Le wants customers to relax at Solar Nails

by Cori Hilsgen Brandon Le wants customers to enjoy their experience at Solar Nails. He wants them to get comfortable and relax. Le believes nail care should be a pleasant and memorable experience – one customers will want to repeat. He doesn’t want their experience at Solar Nails to be a one-time occurrence. “If […]

Dancing princesses spell danger in SMS’s ‘Metaphasia’

by Dennis Dalman A young, curious girl seeking the mystery behind scattered shoes soon finds herself the object of a wicked princess. That’s the opening plot gambit in the upcoming Sartell sixth-grade production of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses in Metaphasia.” The production is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and 2 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Daughter of J.F. Powers to discuss new book

The daughter of a former St. John’s University teacher who is considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the English language will discuss her new book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Gorecki Family Theater on the College of St. Benedict campus. Katherine Powers, the daughter of J.F. Powers, is […]