Sartell Sabres clobber Moorhead

The Sartell Sabre football team is now officially in competition for the state championship title. On Nov. 2, the Sabres enjoyed a spectacular win over the Moorhead Spuds at Husky Stadium on the St. Cloud State University campus. That win, 24-16, made the Sabres the winners of the Section 8-5A title. As of press time […]

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Sister Clarus Himsl and the Home Economic CSB students gather around Baby Drake.

Dierkhising learns he was 1942 CSB practice baby

by Cori Hilsgen Imagine learning that you had gone to the College of St. Benedict when you were a mere infant. Drake Dierkhising recently learned he had been an honorary member of the CSB class of 1942. He was the home-management department’s baby and served as a practice baby for the seniors who took […]

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Amanda Rupar, owner/operator of Panda Playhouse daycare, gives a high-five to one of her daycare children, a budding fingerpaint artist.

Commissioner Jesson visits ‘Panda Playhouse’ daycare

by Dennis Dalman As a daycare operator, Amanda Rupar of Sartell said she feels as if she has five or six arms and then, at the end of day, when she says goodbye to the last child, she reverts to being “a normal human with two arms,” as she described it. As busy as […]

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Jeff Eiynck (left) and Sandy Eiynck, husband and wife, sit inside their tepee which is located in their backyard. Jeff Eiynck tells All Saints Academy fifth-grade students about the tepee during a recent field trip.

Eiyncks share interest in Native American artifacts

by Cori Hilsgen Jeff Eiynck has a photo of himself when he was almost 2 years old dressed in a Native American headdress. He and his wife, Sandy, think this is when his interest in the Native American heritage began. Eiynck is also an avid hunter and trapper so he can relate to some of […]


People encouraged to attend veterans’ parade

A veterans’ parade will take place starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Administration Health System campus. National Veterans Day is Nov. 11. This event will be the seventh annual local veterans’ parade, which has been spearheaded each year by the St. Cloud Times. After a social gathering at the VA at […]

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Last weekend's sunny, 50-degree weather brought many visitors to the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail.  While on the 15-year-old trail, which is starting to show a lot of wear, many bicyclists, runners, walkers and others enjoyed scenic views such as this taken by Avon, Minn.

Lake Wobegon trail is seeing some wear and tear

by Cori Hilsgen Some cracks have started to appear and tree roots are pushing up through the surface of the much-used Lake Wobegon Regional Trail. The trail, which opened 15 years ago, extends from St. Joseph to Osakis and has a branch that extends northeast of Albany to Morrison county. Used by several hundred […]


New Bishop Kettler installed

by Cori Hilsgen Bishop Donald Kettler, 68, was installed as the bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud this week. He will be the ninth bishop to oversee the 131 Catholic parishes in the diocese. Installation included solemn vespers, an evening prayer and an installation Mass, all held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. […]

How would you rate Sartell city services?

The City of Sartell is inviting all residents to fill in the 2013 Citizen Feedback Survey as to how they are satisfied (or not satisfied) with key city services. The deadline to take the survey is Nov. 15. The results will be published on the city’s website shortly after that deadline date. Responses will let […]